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.

Weatherization grants offered 3.25.09

Written by David Green.

The State of Michigan has announced that $325 million in stimulus money has been allocated statewide. Of that, Community Action Agency (CAA) will receive $5.5 million to provide weatherization services to homeowners and renters in Lenawee and Hillsdale counties.

Weatherization services include installation of attic or wall insulation, weather stripping, caulking, window repairs, air leak repairs, and furnace, refrigerator and hot water heater testing. CAA also conducts energy audits and provides health and safety measures such as fire and carbon monoxide detectors.

The current weatherization program has shown savings of 25 to 30 percent in utility costs using an average of $3,000 per home.

CAA is committed to helping the economy by purchasing local, Michigan and U.S. manufactured products to complete the projects.

The program is free to homeowners or renters, however income eligibility requirements do apply. For example, a family of four with an income of up to $44,100 would be eligible. An additional $7,480 should be added for each family member.

For more information, call CAA Lenawee at 800/438-1845 or CAA Hillsdale at 800/750-9300.

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