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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.

Fayette history group to meet 9.2.09

Written by David Green.

A new effort is underway to preserve Fayette’s distant past and to keep in mind the recent history, as well.

A new Fayette history organization will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Fayette Opera House.

A few people first met at David Metcalf’s home, by his invitation, in July, but then in August, a few more history buffs joined in for a meeting at Kathy Fix’s home.

Organizers hope the group will continue growing as people in Fayette and the surrounding area join to tell the stories of Fayette’s past. Anyone interested is invited to share photos, books, albums and documents at the meetings.

Interest was expressed in creating an annual Fayette History Day event and that will be discussed further Sept. 14. There will also be discussion about visiting area museums (the Fulton County Historical Museum, Zachel’s Schoolhouse, the museums in Morenci and Hudson) and about how to best preserve Fayette’s own history.

Fix said the meetings will be open for talking about everything surrounding Fayette’s past—the businesses, schools, the Teeter and Wobble, the Town Hall or Opera House, the wars, the people and stories of happenings in Fayette’s past.

Fix’s mother, Vivien Ford, wrote a local history book called “The First Hundred Years, 1872-1972,” but the village has now moved well into the second century, and the sesquicentennial (Fayette’s 150th anniversary) will come in 2022.

Fayette’s milestone celebrations come a little later than in many area communities, Fix noted, due to the Great Black Swamp that challenged early settlers.

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