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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    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.

New books at Morenci's library 10.15.08

Written by David Green.

Shake dem Halloween bones by W. Nikola-Lisa

A rhythmic tale about different updated fairy tale characters who attend a hip-hop Halloween ball.

Room on the broom by by Julia Donaldson

A witch finds room on her broom for all the animals that ask for a ride, and they repay her kindness by rescuing her from a dragon.

Frankenstein takes the cake by Adam Rex

Frankenstein wants to marry his undead bride in peace, but his best man, Dracula, is freaking out about the garlic bread, and the Headless Horseman wishes everyone would stop drooling over his pumpkin head.

Sipping spiders through a straw: campfire songs for monsters lyrics by Kelly DiPucchio

Classic sing-along songs have been altered so that such songs as "Do Your Guts Hang Low" can be sung around the campfire.

Board Books by Sandra Boynton: Belly button book; Blue hat, green hat; The going to bed book, and Buenas noches a todos (Going to bed book. Spanish); Let’s dance, Little Pookie; Pajama time!Opuestos (Opposites. Spanish); What's wrong, little Pookie?

Little one step by Simon James

Millie waits for the mail by Alexander Steffensmeier

Mommy, do you love me? by Jeanne Willis

Juvenile fiction

Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

The diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau

Inkspell by Cornelia Funk

Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke

Alvin Ho allergic to girls, school, and other scary things by by Lenore Look

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Fablehaven: rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull

The perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky      

 

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