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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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    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.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Library's Talk @ Two continues 9.24

Written by David Green.

Discussion topics continue to flow from those who attend the Talk @ Two group on Thursdays at Stair Public Library—including possible subjects for discussion at tomorrow’s meeting.

What improvements would you like to see in Morenci? What is your favorite thing about Morenci? In what ways are you influenced by the media?

Some of those who attended last week are also planning to write up—in a few sentences to a page—their life philosophy, what they believe spiritually, their outlook on life, the “core values that guide their daily lives” as thisibelieve.org puts it. It’s not necessary to write an essay like the “This I Believe” ones that air on National Public Radio—it’s not necessary to write anything at all.

The discussion will continue to be flexible and spontaneous—maybe the topics above won’t get off the ground and the group will continue to talk about the proper way to peel a carrot.

The discussion will last about an hour and then participants can socialize or try out Wii sports games afterward.

All area adults are welcome to join the group where the emphasis is discussing ideas in a friendly atmosphere.

For more information, call the library at 458-6510 or stop in during regular hours.

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