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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.

Morenci Kiwanis Club collecting items for Mott Children's Hospital 5.20.09

Written by David Green.

Morenci Kiwanis Club members will help restock activity supplies for Mott Children’s Hospital again this year.

Community members may donate new items to the “Fill the Pool” project. Items may be dropped off in the child-size swimming pools at Stair Public Library, Dollar General, First Federal Bank or United Bank & Trust until June 15.

The needed supplies include disposable cameras, bubbles, journals, gel pens, crayons, markers, colored pencils, books, paint brushes, craft kits, games for all ages, stuffed animals, DVDs, action figures and Barbie dolls, CDs, Band Aids, size 13 and 15 knitting needles, yarn, and white t-shirts in all sizes.

During the last two years, community collections have filled a mini van to overflowing.

Trauma dolls

Kiwanis members are also making trauma dolls to donate to the hospital. A trauma doll is a small doll that doctors can write on with markers to show the child where the doctor must correct their health issue.

Kiwanis members sew the trauma dolls and senior citizens at Morenci’s Senior Center stuff them and add a ribbon. So far they have completed nearly 80 dolls.

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