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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.

Fayette Summer Reading Program starts June 15 6.3.09

Written by David Green.

Local artists will lead Fayette youngsters to adventures this summer when Normal Memorial Library presents “Be Creative@Your Library.”

Three guest artists will join in the summer reading program to help youngsters develop their talents.

Before that happens, children will kick off the summer June 15 with a scavenger hunt and pizza party at the park.

Painter Ann Schang will be featured June 22, followed by photographer Kristen Runyon July 6 and musician Karen King July 15. The summer program concludes with a performance at the Fayette Opera House July 29 when children will have the opportunity to show off their talents.

Students will also have the chance to try out their writing skills by keeping a journal in a book they’ll construct on the first day of the program.

Children should attend sessions based on the grade they just finished in school:

• Mondays, kindergarten and first grade;

• Tuesdays, second and third grades;

• Wednesdays, fourth and fifth grades.

On the three days when a guest is scheduled, all age groups should attend. Children can also attend their regular session that week.

On the days without a guest speaker, the program will include crafts, games, prizes for reading books and other activities.

The summer programs are scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

For more information, call the library (237-2115) or stop at the circulation desk.

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