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 library news 2.4

Written by David Green.

CAKE DECORATING: A select few Fayette area residents will soon learn cake decorating techniques from a professional.

The next public class sponsored by Normal Memorial Library will be taught by local cake decorator Kristy Clouse. The class is limited to the first 10 people who register.

Students will need to bring six to 12 cupcakes to the class. Anyone with decorator tip and bags can bring them along, too. Clouse will supply the frosting and various decorations.

The class is scheduled at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at the library. The cost is $10. To register, call the library or stop in at the circulation desk.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS: The after-school programs at Normal Memorial Library in Fayette continue this month with Valentine, patriotic crafts, presidential and Valentine parties.

Students in third through sixth grade meet from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and students in kindergarten through second grade meet at the same time on Thursdays.

Story Hours

Toddler Time, for three-year-olds, meets from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Mondays.

Story Hour, for four- and five-year-olds not yet in school, meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Both groups will discuss family, friends, pets and have a Valentine party.

Wee Read, for infants through two year olds, meets from 5:30 to 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month.

NEW BOOKS: Several new books will be added to the shelves this month at Normal Memorial Library.

Feb. 1—“Gallant Match” by Jennifer Blake; “Montana Creeds: Logan” by Linda Lael Miller.

Feb. 2—”Run for Your Life” by James Patterson.

Feb. 3—”True Colors” by Kristin Hannah; “Dogs and Godesses” by Jennifer Crusie; “Deep Black: Arctic Gold” by Stephen Coontz; “So Enchanting” by Connie Brockway; “Homicide in Hardcover” by Kate Carlisle; “Evil in Carnations” by Kate Collins.

Feb. 10—“The Renegades” by T. Jefferson Parker; “Lethal Legacy” by Linda Fairsten.

Feb. 17—Second Opinion” by Michael Palmer; “Whisper to the Blood” by Dana Stabenow; “While My Sister Sleeps” by Barbara Delinsky; “Heart and Soul” by Maeve Binchy.

Feb. 19—“Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon” by Nancy Atherton.

Feb. 24—“The Grand Finale” by Janet Evanovich; “Terminal Freeze” by Lincoln Child; “Cream Puff Murder” by Joanne Fluke; “Night and Day” by Robert Parker; “One Day at a Time” by Danielle Steel; “Promises in Death” by J.D. Robb; “First Comes Marriage” by Mary Balogh.

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