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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.

Morenci's Distinguished Alumni 4.1.09

Written by David Green.

Tickets are now available for the seventh annual Benefit Dinner and Auction for the Morenci Education Foundation.

Since this year’s event is scheduled May 9 during Mother’s Day weekend, all mothers attending the dinner will be honored.

“It’s going to be an exciting night as we once again dedicate the event to a local couple who have spent their lifetimes being involved in the Morenci community and schools,” said Foundation president Bill Van Valkenburg.

It’s also the time to honor a few Morenci graduates with Distinguished Alumni awards. Four individuals will be honored this year: Larry Gould, Class of 1961; Kathye (Phelps) Hererra, Class of 1967; Dwight Mansfield, Class of 1968; and Tim Kruse, Class of 1977.

The auction following the award dinner serves to raise funds for scholarships to benefit Morenci graduates seeking higher education. More than $8,000 was collected from last year’s event.

Items are needed for the auction and can be dropped off at the Morenci branch of the United Bank and Trust.

Tickets to the dinner cost $25 a person or $40 for a couple and are available now at United Bank and Trust. Guests also have the option of registering by sending e-mail to [email protected] Include your name, address and the number of people attending.

For additional information, contact Van Valkenburg at 517/436-3605 or Rosemary Dickerson at 517/458-7511.

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