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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.

Alex Craig earns State Degree from FFA 4.15.09

Written by David Green.

alexcraig.ffa.jpgThree Morenci FFA members earned awards at the state convention last month.

Alex Craig earned his State FFA Degree. David and Daniel Stutzman were members of award-winning teams in state competition.

All three are FFA members through the LISD chapter.

Craig was one of nine county students to earn a State FFA Degree. Others were Beth Mills, Rachel Travoni, Rachel Lewis, Amanda Foster, Alicia Rellow, Jacob Carpenter, Eric Keller and Mike Nicolos.

The award is based on successful work in a Supervised Agricultural Experience that includes an investment of at least $2,000 or 500 hours of work. Candidates must also demonstrate leadership ability, plan and complete chapter activities, participate in five activities above the chapter level and serve as a chapter officer. Craig is this year’s chapter president.

Craig intends to study diesel mechanics at Owens Tech following high school, while maintaining a 1,200 head hog operation through Archbold Elevator.

David Stutzman joined Beth Mills, Rachel Travoni, Bryce Downard and Megan Curtis on the Ag Issues team and earned a silver award. The group staged a reënactment of the old TV show “Crossfire” in which they debated the use of corn for fuel or for food.

 Daniel Stutzman joined Jacob Halsey, Shanon Brown, Allison Pate, Amy Welke, Cortland Bowles and John Wielfaert on the Greenhand Conduct of Meetings team and the group was awarded a silver award.

 David Stutzman also received the Outstanding Junior Award, along with Bryce Downard, Veronica  Townsend, Arnold Gust and Alex Mahrle. The award is based on their Supervised Agriculture Experience, grades and FFA participation.

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