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.

Fayette youth group to try a 30-hour famine 2.25

Written by David Green.

Fayette Church of the Nazarene’s youth group members will join thousands of other youngsters across the country in “starving for food” this weekend.

Twenty-five area youths will participate in a 30-hour famine starting Friday noon. The group will consume only liquids to experience what the poorest children and families face every day.

At the same time, the youngsters will go door-to-door in Fayette to collect food for Fayette’s Helping Hands Food Pantry. The need for assistance remains strong in the area and the food bank is in need of additional donations of food.

Half a million teen-agers are expected to participate in the World Vision 30-Hour Famine in an effort to raise $12 million to fight world hunger in areas of extreme poverty. This year marks the 18th annual famine event sponsored by World Vision.

The 25 members of Fayette’s Nazarene youth group hope to end their fund-raising effort with $2,010 collected—enough money to help feed and provide basic care for 67 children for a month, at a dollar a day.

Containers for donations are in place in several Fayette stores. Donations can also be made online at www.30hourfamine.org. Fayette’s group number is 103253491.

At 6 p.m. Saturday, the 25 hungry teens will end their fast and count the donations from community members.

• World Vision works to supply clean water, sustainable food sources, health care, education, and economic opportunities in several of the world’s poorest countries.

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