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 library children's programs 4.8.09

Written by David Green.

The after-school program at Normal Memorial Library continues this month with a movie, crafts and a visit from meteorologist Chris Vickers of WTOL Channel 11 News, on April 23.

Children in third through sixth grade meet from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and those in kindergarten through second grade meet from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

No program is scheduled April 14 and 16 due to Easter break.

Toddler Time, for three year olds, meets from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Mondays. Story Hour, for four and five year olds not yet in kindergarten, is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Story time is cancelled April 13 and 14.

During April a “Fancy Nancy Soiree” is planned and children will make circus elephants and hunt for dinosaur bones.

Wee Read, for infants through two year olds, meets from 5:30 to 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month. A parent is required to stay with the child during the whole session.

This month the children will learn about the colors orange and red.

For more information, call the library at 237-2115.

National Library Week

National Library Week will be celebrated April 13 to 17 with a variety of activities.

Patrons can register for a book or a DVD at the adult circulation desk. the drawing is planned Friday, April 17.

Cookies and “freebies” will be available all week long in appreciation of all the library patrons.

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