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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.

Military Family Day event 4.15.09

Written by David Green.

The Fulton County Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Wauseon VFW Post 7274 have scheduled the fifth annual Family Appreciation Day. The April 26 event is for area families who have family members serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Family Day is scheduled at the VFW Hall, located at 1133 N. Ottokee St. in Wauseon. A buffet lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. and a program will follow from 2 to 4 p.m. Musical entertainment, speakers and children’s activities are planned and door prizes will be given away.

Invitations will be sent to families with contact information on file, but all families who have members serving in the military are invited to attend. Participants are asked to bring a picture of their serviceman or servicewoman to include in a display. The pictures will be returned at the conclusion of the day. Family photos will be taken to send to the family members serving in the military.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

For more information or to register a family, call the local Red Cross at 419/335-4636, the VFW representative Nancy Vela at 335-0591 or e-mail [email protected]

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