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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.

Alumni art show coming 8.19.09

Written by David Green.

A Morenci Alumni Art Show is planned at the Liz Stella annex at Stair Public Library in conjunction with the Alumni Reunion Sept. 25-27.

Morenci alumni are invited to include a piece of original artwork in the show. The piece should be matted, framed and ready to hang. Three-dimensional pieces are also fine, but should be ready to display. The pieces should be taken to Stair Public Library by Saturday, Sept. 19, for inclusion in the show.

Organizers would also like artists to write a brief biography including their name, MHS graduation year, current hometown, title of the piece and the medium, and artistic activities from the past, present and future. The information will be displayed with their artwork.

The alumni exhibit will remain on display through October. If it is not possible for an artist to leave the artwork through October, please let organizers know.

An informal meet-the-artists open house is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the library. Friends and family of the artists and community members are welcome to attend.

Kym (Lamley) Ries, Morenci High School art teacher, is also hoping alumni art teachers will contribute pieces to be exhibited in the show.

Artwork may be dropped off at Stair Public Library during regular hours—Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information or to register, contact Kym Ries at [email protected] or Colleen Leddy at [email protected]

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