The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

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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.

Donations sought for fireworks 5.13.09

Written by David Green.

The fireworks show at the Morenci Town and Country Festival always proves popular with people from throughout the area.

This summer the skies will remain dark unless donations are collected to help pay for the event.

“With the tough economic times that we are all facing, it has come to our attention that even community activities such as Morenci’s annual Town and Country Festival are being affected,” wrote Joe Farquhar in a fund-raising letter.

Farquhar, along with his wife, Kristie, and Megan Pike and Andi Rorick, make up a committee trying to raise funds for a fireworks show. The display provided in recent years costs about $5,000, Farquhar said, and only about $1,500 is available so far for this summer.

Fireworks are scheduled on the night of June 27.

“We would like to extend the opportunity to our local businesses and community members to help aide in covering these costs.”

If the entire cost can be paid through donations, the festival committee will be able to use its funds for other festival events.

Tax deductible donations can be dropped off or mailed to Rural Urban Insurance Agency, 224 W. Main St., Morenci.

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