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.

Ballinger/Green wedding

Written by David Green.

Rosanna Green of Morenci and Taylor Ballinger of Richmond, Ky., were united in marriage July 5, 2008, at the First Congregational Church in Morenci. Pastor Tim Pack performed the ceremony.wedding.green.balling.jpg

Madelyn Green, of Morenci, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were friends of the bride, Sarah Hoadley of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Leesa Unger of Frankfort, Ky. and Jane Taylor Dunn of Louisville, Ky.; and sister-in-law of the bride, Sarah Morrison Green of Miami, Fla.

Mark Crabeels, of Elyria, Ohio, friend of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were friends of the groom Erik Diehl of Lockbridge, W.Va. and John DiMatteo of Stamford, Conn.; brother of the bride, Ben Green, of Miami, Fla., and brother of the groom, Mark Agee of Berea, Ky.

Riley Ballinger of Berea, Ky., brother of the groom was ring bearer. Cecilia Sharp of Dayton, Ohio, cousin of the groom, was flower girl.

Special music was provided during the ceremony by Naoko Ishikura and Sybil Diccion.

A reception followed the ceremony at Founder’s Hall at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio.

Rosanna is a 2004 Morenci Area High School graduate. She graduated from Berea College in 2008 with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and minor in peace and social justice studies. She is currently attending the University of New Orleans pursuing a Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning degree. She is the daughter of David Green and Colleen Leddy of Morenci.

Taylor is a 2003 Madison Southern High School graduate. He graduated from Berea College in 2007, with a bachelor of arts degree in speech communication and a minor in history. He is currently employed as a special education teacher in Reserve, La., through the Teach for America program. He is the son of Pat Ballinger of Berea, Ky., and Jackie Collier of Richmond, Ky.

After a honeymoon trip to Vancouver, B.C., the couple has made their home in New Orleans, La.

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