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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.

Charlie Easter and Al Day have photo show 7.1.09

Written by David Green.

Most people associate the names Charlie Easter and Al Day with golfing, but a trip to Stair Public Library will add another dimension to the two area men: photography.

Each has been given one wall of the library annex to display their photos through August.

Morenci art teacher Kym Ries works at De-Mor Hills Course during the golf season. When she discovered the pair’s photographic skills, she convinced them to show a selection off to the public.

“They’re unknown as photographers,” Kym said, “but their photos are really impressive.”

She thinks the show might have some extra appeal to outdoors people due to the subjects the men chose to display.

Al said he’s been taking photographs since the 1950s. He captures most anything, but he favors outdoors scenes.

Al is mostly self-taught except for a course he took in the Navy and some classes with Lad Strayer at the Lenawee TECH Center.

For the past few years, he’s exhibited photos at the Hillsdale County Fair.

Al says that he’s taken several photographs to the golf course to show Charlie, but he never gets to see much in return. That changed after Charlie filled a wall at the library with his work.

It’s not that he’s secretive about his photography, Charlie said, he just doesn’t take the time to do much with them.

He remembers taking pictures when he was a child and his father built a darkroom for him when he was 12. He took some classes in high school, but then didn’t do much with a camera for a long time.

That changed in recent years. The photos he’s displaying are from as close as his back yard—a foggy morning on the golf course—to eagles feeding near Rock Island, Ill., on the Mississippi River.

The green tree frog photo is one that many people have talked about. Charlie said the frog was clinging to a green vase.

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