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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.

FCHC to observe Diabetes Day 11.12.08

Written by David Green.

The Fulton County Health Center will join facilities throughout the country Friday in promoting diabetes awareness on World Diabetes Day. The event is part of American Diabetes Month celebrated each November.

The purpose of American Diabetes Month is to provide education about prevention and treatment of diabetes complications. Currently 23.6 million people or 7.8 percent of the United States population have diabetes. Diabetes in children worldwide has increased. Studies show that Type 2 diabetes can be prevented with lifestyle changes such as daily physical activity, eating healthy foods with proper portion sizes, and losing seven to 10 percent of body weight.

The Fulton County Health Center has planned several activities throughout the day to promote diabetes awareness. Free blood sugar screening is scheduled from 7 to 9 a.m. in the main lobby, information on children and diabetes will be available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, and a community walk in remembrance of the 246 million people worldwide that have diabetes is planned at 1:30 p.m.at Rotary Park in Wauseon.

This year the focus is on children and diabetes. Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases to affect children. Globally, there are close to 500,000 children under the age of 15 with Type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes in children is becoming a global public health issue with potentially serious outcome.

For more information about American Diabetes Month, World Diabetes Day or diabetes in general, contact the FCHC Diabetes Education office at 419/330-2772.

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