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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.

Benefit planned for Linda (Stubbins) Dillon 3.18.09

Written by David Green.

An accident at home has left a former Morenci resident partially paralyzed. Friends have planned a benefit dinner to help her with some needs.

Linda (Stubbins) Dillon, a 1962 Morenci Area High School graduate, broke her neck in an accident last November and spent several weeks hospitalized at the University of Michigan Hospital.

Her hospital stay was followed by time in a rehabilitation center in Ann Arbor. She was finally released Saturday and is living with her daughter, Pam, in Saline.

Linda is paralyzed from the waist down, said her sister, Sandy Jarrell of Morenci, and will need to move about in a special electric wheelchair.

A benefit dinner March 29 will raise money for the wheelchair and also assist with the purchase of a van with a ramp for her wheelchair.

Linda lived just north of Morenci for many years and served as a bus driver for Adrian Public Schools for more than three decades. She retired two years ago.

The benefit is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. March 29 at the The Landing on Rogers Highway near Tecumseh.

A pulled pork meal will be served, and a 50/50 raffle and silent auction are planned.

Contributions may be sent to: Attn. Fundraiser Account, Lenco Credit Union, 615 W. Maple Ave., Adrian, MI 49221.

For more information, call Lydia Roesch at 517/263-6271 or Denise Ery at 517/423-5197.

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