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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 news 12.17.08

Written by David Green.

Fayette FFA members participated in several contests in November and started a community service project.

The Parliamentary Procedure team, consisting of Kalley Martin, Amanda Gilmore, Dakota Shay, Darrell Randall, Parker Stockburger, Ben Kovar, Jessie Torres, Clay Burkholder and Reba Rash, won the Fulton County contest at Archbold High School.

During this contest, members demonstrate the proper procedure to run a formal business meeting.

The team also competed in the district competition at the Penta Career Center and placed third.

To prepare for the competition, team members practiced for nearly a month both before and after school.

Fayette also competed in the county Job Interview contest. Contestants prepare a résumé and cover letter ahead of time. At the contest, they fill out an application, go through an actual interview and then write a follow-up letter.

Described as one of FFA’s most practical contests, the event allows students to obtain a practice interviewing session with someone outside the club.

Team members were Division 1, Amanda Gilmore and Jessie Torres; Division 2, Taylor Curry; Division 3, Heather Cuff; Division 4, Kalley Martin and Dakota Shay; and Division 5, Jacy Lewellen.

Gilmore, Curry and Lewellen advanced to the district competition Dec. 16 at Anthony Wayne High School.

The members of the Fayette FFA Chapter are taking part in a school-wide Christmas cheer campaign to gather non-perishable foods. The donations will be taken to the Fulton County Fairgrounds where members will help sort the food for distribution throughout the area to those in need.

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