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.

Rev. Kathy Currier serving Fayette United Methodist 7.22.09

Written by David Green.

The Rev. Katherine Currier has lived nearly her entire life within 40 minutes of Fayette, but she never knew much at all about the community. That’s changing rapidly.currier.kathy.jpg

Rev. Currier was recently named pastor of the Fayette United Methodist Church and she’s learning a lot about her new home.

“I’ve met a lot of very nice people,” she said. “People have been very welcoming and helpful.”

Rev. Currier grew up in Colton, Ohio, near Liberty Center. She worked as a registered nurse at Fulton County Health Center for 19 years and she also began serving as a part-time pastor five years ago.

In 2007, she broke away from her nursing career to begin full-time ministry work. She dove in deep, serving United Methodist churches in Independence, Florida and Malinta, Ohio—all at the same time.

Rev. Currier’s husband, Jim, continues to work at the health center as the manager of the critical care department and coordinator of the emergency department.

The Curriers have six grown children who live in northwest Ohio, Cincinnati and Georgia.

“Jim and I have been very involved in mission work, both locally and in Mexico,” Rev. Currier said. “We travel to Nuevo Progreso, Mexico, each year with a team to set up a free medical clinic. In the future, we hope to have small free clinics in Fayette, offering blood pressure checks and screening for vision and hearing.”

They’re also involved in Kairos Prison Ministry International and help plan and deliver various outreach programs.

In her spare time, Rev. Currier enjoys gardening and reading. She and Jim are also walkers and look forward to exploring Harrison Lake State Park.

Rev. Currier is enjoying meeting the residents of Fayette and learning about the community.

 “Fayette is a really nice town and has a lot to offer,” she said.

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