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.

Fayette FFA competes in contests 10.22.08

Written by David Green.

From soil and dairy cow judging to career development events, Fayette’s FFA members are off to an active start in the new school year.

The soil judging team of Austin-Michael Buehrer, Sheldon Maginn, Clay Burkholder, Darrell Randall, Tyler Keefer, Taylor Curry, Jake West and Dylan MacIntosh placed fifth in the district contest.  Twenty-one teams competed.

With this fifth place finish,  Burkholder, Randall, Buehrer and Curry qualified to advance to the state competition in Columbus last weekend.

The dairy judging team of Parker Stockburger, Kalley Martin, Tyler Keefer, Quintin Keefer, Jerry Minzey, and Clay Burkholder competed in district competition in Edgerton. They scored a cow class, a heifer class and a linear class, took a test and placed animals based on pedigree and sire characteristics.  The team placed fifth and Burkholder finished fifth individually.

Next on the agenda is a trip to the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis. Delegates will listen to keynote speakers, attend a career show of more than 300 vendors and participate in a wide variety of industry tours.

Orders for the annual citrus, nut and beef jerky sale are now being taken. This effort is the club’s largest fund raiser of the year.

The proceeds cover the cost of the annual awards banquet, help send members to FFA camp in the summer and also allow for many other opportunities for Fayette FFA members.

Orders will be taken through Nov. 1. Contact an FFA member or the high school for more information.

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