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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.

Kiwanis starting flag project 8.19.09

Written by David Green.

Some Morenci Kiwanis members saw the results of a flag project in Jackson and they were impressed. Now they hope to replicate the project on a smaller scale here.

In Jackson, said Adam Johnson, 750 U.S. flags are placed at the curb by Kiwanis members on five holidays throughout the year. He would like to see some flag-lined streets in Morenci, also.

Kiwanians have two goals behind the project: to show the red, white and blue on holidays and to earn money for club projects benefiting children.

For a $30 annual fee, a capped PVC sleeve will be placed in a yard near the curb. On five holidays—Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day through 9-11 and Veteran’s Day—a three by five-foot flag on a 10-foot pole will be erected in the sleeve.

The flags will be placed two days before the holiday and left in place a day or two afterward.

The Kiwanis Club takes responsibility for checking with MISS DIG for underground utilities, and for assuring the plastic sleeve does not rise above ground level.

By acting quickly, subscribers can get a bonus.

“Sign up now and get the two remaining holidays this year for free along with next year’s service,” Johnson said.

Anyone living outside of town or who is unable to have to have a flag in the yard, such as a business owner, can still participate. Flags will be erected along Main Street by Wakefield Park.

For more information, contact Johnson or any Morenci Kiwanis Club member.

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