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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.

Churches plan Liberia program 4.29.09

Written by David Green.

The United Methodist Women’s groups from Morenci and Weston are working together to present a program about Liberia at 7:30 p.m. May 6. The presentation will last about an hour.

Janis Shuster from Tecumseh will speak about her visit to Liberia in September 2008.

 “I became interested in Liberia in 2005, as Outreach Chair, when we received our Liberian Partner assignment from the Ann Arbor District,” Shuster said. “The Tecumseh church provided  food, tools and funds for a well, partial renovation of a school, scholarships and basic new church structure.”

The Tecumseh church members have maintained contact with the District Superintendent in Liberia throughout this time.

The United Methodist Volunteer in Mission team from Raleigh, N.C., visits Liberia regularly and Shuster was able to travel with them. For 20 years, that group has supported Liberians through a variety of programs aimed at establishing self sufficiency.

The trip was organized to evaluate the programs sponsored by the Americans.

“They provided an opportunity for me to visit the Tecumseh  partner church and I had the privilege to share visits and programs in several areas of Liberia,” Shuster said. “It was a great opportunity.”

As a woman observing  the varied roles of women in Liberia, Shuster said she felt the need to  share her experiences.

 The public is invited to attend the program.

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