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.

Brigantic/Kauffman wedding 2.4

Written by David Green.

Sharyn Michell Kauffman and Anthony Brigantic were united in marriage Sept. 27, 2008, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Norfolk, Va.wedding.brigantic.jpg

Amanda Cole, cousin of the bride, and Kelly Ogden, friend of the bride, served as maid and matron of honor. Bridesmaids were friends of the bride, Lisa Reynolds and Joanne Wilson, and cousin of the bride, Alicia Cole.

Howie Burstein, friend of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were friends of the groom, David Cypert and Dan Berrios, friend of the bride, Michael Salmonowicz and brother of the bride, Steven Kauffman. Ushers were brother-in-law of the groom, Ralph Ascanio, and nephew of the groom, Vincent Ascanio.

A reception followed the ceremony at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach.

Sharyn is the daughter of Joseph and Julie (Cole) Kauffman of Wadsworth, Ohio, and Kari Kauffman of Hastings, Mich. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University and a master’s degree in education from National-Louis University in Chicago. She is an alumnus of Teach for America and currently teaches third grade in Norfolk.

Anthony is the son of Joseph and Mary Ann Brigantic of Brooklyn, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Navy and earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in environmental health from Old Dominion University. He is currently employed as a consultant for Booz-Allen Hamilton.

The couple has made their home in Norfolk and will take a honeymoon cruise during the summer.

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