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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.

Goodwill of Lenawee moves to new location 9.02.09

Written by David Green.

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Michigan announces a community-wide “Beyond the Dream” capital campaign to support the newer and consolidated Goodwill facilities at 1357 Division Street in Adrian.

The effort seeks to raise funds to support the infrastructure needs of the headquarters facility in Adrian.

“Through the investment in this facility, we aim to serve 2,010 people by 2010,” said Goodwill Executive Director Beverly Lyell. “We outgrew our 90-year-old facility and needed additional space to expand and more efficiently operate all of our services”.

The facility was a vacant industrial property that Goodwill is “recycling” to accomplish their mission.

“We’re making this a true grass-roots community project by encouraging 2,010 people in each county that we serve—Hillsdale, Lenawee, Monroe and Washtenaw—to consider donating $20.10,“ said fund-raising committee chair Jack Georgal. “That would put us well on our path to securing the funds necessary to make the investments in our facility.”

Goodwill Industries of Southeast Michigan provided training and employment services to 1,531 people in 2008 and also employs 90 part-time and full-time people.

Noteworthy accomplishments include an ongoing recycling project of computers and peripherals through the Dell Corporation; recycling more than 300,000 pounds of shred annually; providing more than 350 vehicles through the Workers on Wheels program since its inception; operating four retail stores in Lenawee, Monroe and Washtenaw counties; and providing more than $1.6 million in wages to Goodwill workers in 2008.

Goodwill is said to live its mission by putting people, with barriers, to work, which empowering them to build self-confidence and independence and to gain a chance to succeed.

To learn more about Goodwill, make a contribution or donate goods, visit www.goodwillsemi.org or call 517/263-2135.

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