The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    MORENCI’S three Skelton brothers were remembered with both tears and laughter last week during a candlelight vigil at Wakefield Park. Several people came out of the crowd to give their recollection of the boys who have now been missing for five years.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.

Fayette Fall Fest scheduled Sept. 27 9.17

Written by David Green.

Fayette’s 12th annual Fall Fest is coming Sept. 27 in the downtown business district.

The weekend event will kick off Friday night with a teen dance at the American Legion, sponsored by the Fayette Firefighter Explorers.

The main events begin Saturday morning with the car and truck show at the Methodist Church parking lot. Produce and fall flowers will be sold on North Fayette Street that will be closed to traffic for a block.

Merchandise will also be on sale from area businesses, organizations and school groups. Items will from craft booths and flea markets will be on display along Main Street.

The pie baking contest returns with judging in the Opera House at 10 a.m. Apple, pecan and pumpkin pies are the featured flavors.

New events this year include a corn hole contest sponsored by the Explorers and a car bash sponsored by the Volley for a Cure group.

Fayette’s FFA group will take charge of the Kiddieland events again this year from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Visitors will have plenty of food choices. Don Stiriz’s bean and ham soup will be simmering in the copper kettle and the Arts Council will again offer sausage and hamburgers.

The Fayette Christian Church plans a bake sale, the Lions Club will offer milkshakes and the Church of the Nazarene will sell caramel apples, carmel corn and Hawaiian ice.

Downtown restaurants Amigo’s and Buckboard Grill will also offer festival specials.

Live entertainment on the Village Green includes performances by Phyllis Page, Steve and Tina Snider and “Big Al” the DJ.

For more information about the festival, contact Amy Mitchell by calling 419/237-1905.

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