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.

Flu clinics planned in Fulton County 10.8

Written by David Green.

Adult flu shots and FluMist clinics are scheduled on a walk-in basis as follows:

Oct. 9—9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fulton County Health Department, 606 S. Shoop Ave., Wauseon;

Oct. 14—noon to 5:30 p.m., Swanton Public Library, 305 Chestnut St., Swanton;

Oct. 16—1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Evergreen Community Library, 253 Maple St., Metamora;

Oct. 20—noon to 5:30 p.m., Archbold Public Library, 205 Stryker St., Archbold;

Oct. 21—1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Fayette Opera House, 105 E. Main St., Fayette;

Oct. 23—noon to 5:30 p.m., Lyons Fire Hall, W. Morenci Street, Lyons;

Oct. 28—10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Senior Center, 240 Clinton St., Wauseon;

Oct. 30—noon to 5:30 p.m., Delta Open Door, 104 Monroe St., Delta.

Flu vaccinations, including FluMist, are also available by appointment for those who prefer to get in and out quickly. Call 419/337-0915 to schedule an appointment.

Beginning in November, vaccinations will be given on a “walk-in” basis from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

It is recommended that senior citizens, persons with a chronic disease, and anyone who wants to reduce their risk for the flu be vaccinated.

Fulton County Health Department plans to provide flu shots to both high-risk individuals and the general population. High risk individuals are persons age 65 and over as well as those of any age who have chronic debilitating diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease, asthma, lung disease, heart disease, and blood disorders. Health care providers working with high-risk populations should also consider vaccination. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all children age six months to 19 years of age receive flu vaccinations, either a flu shot or the FluMist intranasal vaccine. Caregivers of infants younger than six months should also be vaccinated to protect these infants.

The cost of the flu shot is $20 for adults and $7 for children, but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay.  Medicare will cover the cost for those over 65 years of age. Anyone with an insurance plan that replaces Medicare B should consider receiving a vaccination through their health care provider to assure coverage. Medicaid will also be accepted.

The health department will offer FluMist to healthy individuals between the ages of two and 49 years. This may be of interest to those who want to protect themselves from the flu without getting a shot. The cost of the FluMist vaccination is $20 for adults and $7 for children.

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