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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    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.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Michigan fish eating guide released 7.29.09

Written by David Green.

The Michigan Department of Community Health has issued its 2009 Michigan Family Fish Consumption Guide.

The guide provides advice on selecting fish safe to eat from Michigan rivers, inland lakes and the surrounding Great Lakes. The guide has length and species-specific advice for individual Michigan waters. The advice is based on test results conducted on the fillet (edible portion) of the fish.

Young children, and especially the unborn fetus, are at greatest risk if exposed to too much of the chemicals that build up in fish. Women of childbearing age and young children who regularly eat sport-caught fish from Michigan waters are strongly encouraged to follow this guide’s advice. The guide also provides advice about eating safe fish for adult men and women beyond childbearing age.

In addition to the fish and water body specific advice, the guide provides protective advice for the fish consumer who only occasionally eats sport-caught fish, such as:

• Removing the fat removes many of the unwanted chemicals from the fish. Always cut off all of the visible fat, and remove or poke holes in the skin. Baking, broiling or grilling will let the fat drip away. Do not eat the drippings.

• Mercury is in the meat of both store-bought and sport-caught fish. It cannot be cut or cooked away.

• Eat different types of fish from a variety of sources to reduce your chance of getting too many meals of fish that are not safe to eat.

This simple advice is explained in more detail in a single brochure titled Eat Safe Fish.

To obtain any of these materials or for more information about Michigan’s Fish Consumption Advisory, call the Michigan Department of Community Health toll free at 800/648-6942 or go to www.michigan.gov/fishandgameadvisory.

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