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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.

School alumni website for Morenci4.08.09

Written by David Green.

Looking for an old Morenci classmate or other local graduate?

Kent Deatrick is attempting to make that easier to do.

He set up a Yahoo Group called Morenci Alumni Connection for the school alumni committee located at this address: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/morencialumniconnection .

All graduates are encouraged to join so they can keep up on alumni association reunions, as well as class reunions, Deatrick said. Members can use the website to locate former classmates and to post information about class reunions. Photographs can also be added to the site.

The website includes a database of graduates who register on the page (a free Yahoo account is needed) and members have the option of creating a profile to list personal information.

Most people who have registered have not yet filled out a profile and added a photo, Deatrick said, and he urges alumni to take that extra step to help others track you down. Choose Members from the menu at the left, click on your registration and choose Edit Profile.

Deatrick will later add a reservation form for the school alumni reunion scheduled in the fall. Links are also provided for the City of Morenci, Morenci Area Schools, Morenci Chamber of Commerce and the State Line Observer.

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