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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.

Lenawee County Fair 4.15.09

Written by David Green.

The 170th Lenawee County Fair grandstand show features Julianne Hough—a country singing performer who was also a two-time champion on Dancing with the Stars.

Hough will perform on Thursday night during fair week July 26 to Aug. 1. Tickets for all fair events go on sale Saturday.

Most of the fair nights are scheduled with car, truck, tractor and motorcycle events.

The fair opens with a tractor pull on Sunday, followed by car races on Monday and Wednesday night on the Figure 8 track.

On Tuesday night, the Lost Nations Rodeo  is scheduled with bull riding, barrel racing and a rodeo clown to entertain the kids.

On Friday of fair week, the truck and car competition is scheduled on the dirt oval infield.

On the final night, flat track motorcycle racing is scheduled in AMA-sanctioned competition. The event is part of a series of motorcycle events culminating in September with the state finals.

Special prices are offered for tickets covering the entire seven grandstand shows throughout the week.

OTHER EVENTS: Three new events are scheduled at the Lenawee County fairgrounds, starting with a talent search next month.

The Colgate Country Showdown will come to Adrian May 15 as part of a nation-wide talent search.

The show is scheduled in the Show Barn, at the north entrance off Addison Street.  Admission costs $6 for ages 14 and up, and $4 for those 13 and under.

Motorcycle races are scheduled over the Memorial Day weekend.

The AMA sanctioned Regional Flat Track Motorcycle Race Series is one of five similar races in the country, with racers from Michigan and other nearby states competing on a short track, large oval and TT track on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 22, 23, and 24.

Also on that weekend, mixed martial arts (MMA) competition is scheduled in an event known as “Beatdown at the Fairgrounds.”

The July 4th weekend will feature the 11th anniversary of the Winter Street Motorcycle Rally, hosted by Larry’s Custom Cycles of Adrian.  A BBQ Rib-Off is planned along with free activities for children.  Fireworks are also planned that weekend.

Summer activity concludes with the AMA Flat Track Motorcycle State Finals Sept. 12 and 13.

Details of the 170th Fair Week will be released soon.

For more information, contact the Fair and Event Grounds office at 517/263-3007 or visit www.lenfair.com.

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