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 Legion raising money for Fisher House 11.05.08

Written by David Green.

The Fisher House under construction at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton is well underway, but funds are still needed to complete the project and furnish the house.

Fayette’s American Legion Auxiliary will join the fund-raising effort Sunday with a special Veterans Day Dinner.

Nearly 40 Fisher House projects are in operation in 15 states, the District of Columbia and Germany, with four additional homes under construction and nine more planned. Another six are on the drawing board for 2009.

Each house offers free lodging to family members of an injured U.S. soldier who is hospitalized at a medical base or VA medical hospital.

Following the slogan “A family’s love is good medicine,” each home provides a kitchen, laundry facilities and living space, including toys for children.

Since the first Fisher House was dedicated in 1990, an estimated 100,000 families have been served by the non-profit organization. Last year alone, families saved more than $10 million in lodging, food and transportation costs.

An accompanying program called Hero Miles accepts donations of frequent flyer miles for military families to use when traveling to a Fisher House location.

Fayette’s Legion Auxiliary will be joined by the Legion and Sons of the Legion in organizing the dinner for veterans and their family members. The meal will be served at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Post.

A program about the Fisher House organization will be presented and donations will be accepted. Profits from the dinner will also go the Dayton Fisher House project.

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