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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    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.

Fayette school board 1.28

Written by David Green.

Paula Schaffner was chosen by fellow board members to serve as president of the Fayette Local School District for another term.

Also at the Jan. 12 organizational meeting, David Brinegar was named vice-president. Regular meetings will continue to be scheduled at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month, with the exception of Sept. 14 and Dec. 14.

The following committee assignments were approved:

• Legislative Liaison, Karen King;

• Facilities, Brinegar and Kirk Keiser;

• Four County Representative, King;

• Continuous Improvement Plan, not necessary at this time;

• Financial/Audit, Brinegar and Schaffner;

• Student Achievement Liaison, Deb Leininger;

• Board of Education Policy, Schaffner and Leininger;

• Village of Fayette Restoration and Development, Kirk Keiser;

• Re-writing of mission statement, Brinegar and Schaffner.

RECOGNITION—Following the organizational meeting, board members received certificates of service from the Ohio School Boards Association.

FRANKLIN—Board members directed superintendent Russ Griggs to pursue opportunities to sell the school’s Franklin Township property.

RESIGNATION—The resignation of elementary school secretary Connie Lester was accepted, effective Jan. 16.

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