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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.

4-H members earn awards at Lenawee fair 8.12.09

Written by David Green.

Area 4-H club members earned an array of awards at the Lenawee County Fair.

Goats

• Candi Evers, Medina Pioneers, Grand Grand Champion Boer Meat, Best of Breed Reserve Champion Boer.

Beef

• Allison Hyder, Medina Pioneers, Grand Champion Maine Anjou, Champion Showman, Intermediate Beef Showmanship.

• Emily Kutzley, Medina Pioneers, Grand Champion Dairy Feeder.

• Jasmine Dillard, Medina Pioneers, Champion Market Holstein.

• Daniel Stutzman, State Line Hustlers, Grand Champion Feeder Calf, Reserve Champion Steer, Reserve Champion Beef Showman, Reserve Grand Champion Feeder Calf, Feeder Calf Showmanship Intermediate, Overall Reserve Champion Beef Showman, Reserve Champion Holstein.

• Nick Stutzman, State Line Hustlers, Grand Champion County Bred Steer.

• David Stutzman, State Line Hustlers, Reserve Champion Feeder Calf, Grand Champion Beef Feeder Calf–Lenawee Tech Center.

• Hayze Wolf, Medina Pioneers, Reserve Champion Angus Heifer.

• Elizabeth Austin, Medina Pioneers, Reserve Champion Dairy Feeder.

Swine

• Hayze Wolf, Medina Pioneers, Grand Champion Market Hog, Grand Champion Barrow.

• Allison Hyder, Medina Pioneers, Grand Champion Individual Gilt, Reserve Champion Market Hog.

• Brianna Stone, Medina Pioneers, Reserve Champion Individual Barrow.

• J.D. Waters, Medina Pioneers, Overall Champion Swine Showman.

Poultry

• Colt Campbell, Bits and Pieces, Champion Goose; Champion Breed Waterfowl; Reserve Champion Production; First in Class Meat Geese, First in Chicken Flying Contest, Grand Champion Large Fowl, Reserve Champion Large Fowl, Reserve Champion Goose, Reserve Champion Duck.

• Clayton Bachman, Medina Pioneers, Grand Champion Large Fowl.

• Harley Sneyd, Medina Pioneers, Reserve Champion Large Fowl.

• Travis Zuvers, Bits and Pieces, Intermediate Showmanship second place.

• McKenzie Brown, Medina Pioneers, Intermediate Showmanship Champion; Overall Showmanship Champion; Reserve Champion AOV pigeon.

Static projects

• Emily Kutzley, Medina Pioneers, extra special honors, photography; special honors, photography.

• Matthew Wright, Medina Pioneers, special honors, power.

• Kelsey Bloomer, Medina Pioneers, special honors, arts.

• Cheyene Travioli, Dodge City Wranglers, special honors, food and nutrition.

• Taylor Baugh, State Line Hustlers, special honors, food and nutrition.

Jr. Livestock Club Displays

Sheep—Medina Pioneers, first place.

Beef—Medina Pioneers, second place.

Swine—State Line Hustlers, third place.

Cloverbuds (5-8 year olds)

Medina Pioneers—Dylan Amos,

Zachary Morse, Thomas Hodshire, Drake Eichler, Hunter Bowers, Jarrett Waters. Dodge City Wranglers—Larkyn Swimmer, MacKenzie Phillips. State Line Hustlers—Alexis Wheeler.

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