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.

Former hospital staff invited to tour facility 09.10.09

Written by David Green.

Former employees of the Morenci Area Hospital are invited to tour the facility at an open house Oct. 10.

Dianne Grieder made arrangements with ProMedica Health System to allow former employees to “reminisce and take a last look,” she said, before the facility meets the likely fate of demolition.

The open house is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 10. Light refreshments will be served.

The hospital was built in 1961 to serve residents from Morenci, Fayette, Waldron and Lyons. Due to continuing financial difficulties, in-patient care ended in 1997 and closure of the emergency room soon followed.

The facility is still used for a physician’s office, physical therapy services and laboratory services. The senior citizens center is also located in the building.

ProMedica is preparing to move those services to the vacant Charles Fay Village building. ProMedica has offered to give the hospital to the city or to demolish the building if the city is not interested in taking ownership. City council members have not yet made a decision.

For more information about the open house, call Grieder at 517/458-6960.

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