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.

Fayette school athletic field 8.19.09

Written by David Green.

“Friends 4 the Fields” exists for one purpose: to make athletic facilities at Fayette’s new school a reality.

The group is charged with creating goals for the facility and planning fund raisers and other projects to support the effort. The first meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 in the school cafeteria.

The Friends group was formed in conjunction with the Fayette Athletic Boosters following a meeting last month with an architect. A proposed layout for school athletic fields was presented and some rough costs were discussed

The architect’s proposal shows a baseball and softball diamond, a concession stand and a running track on the property east of the school.

Due to the construction costs, the project will be approached in phases, with land preparation listed as the initial step.

All school district residents are invited to participate in the meeting and offer ideas. Involvement from many people is desired, with idea that “community partnerships will broad team-building and leadership opportunities.”

Anyone who is unable to attend the meeting next Wednesday but is still willing to offer ideas, labor, materials or donations should call Debra Leininger at 419/237-2951 or Wendy Kessler at 237-2589.

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