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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    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 4-H members earn awards 09.10.09

Written by David Green.

Several Fayette area 4-H members earned awards in Ohio State Fair Skillathon competition.

Nathaniel Ballmer (12), Rabbit Skillathon, 1st place; Breed Identification, (11-12), 1st place; Rabbit (11-12), Rabbit-Polish best of breed, black Sr. doe, 1st place.

MacKenzie Fruchey (15), Sheep Skillathon, 1st place.

Ben Kovar (17), Sheep Skillathon, 1st place.

Sarah Kovar (15), Sheep Skillathon 1st place.

Liz Maginn, Outstanding of the Day, Intermediate team demonstration.

Mason Maginn, Outstanding of the Day, Intermediate team demonstration.

Rachel Rash (18), Goat Skillathon, 1st place.

Rebecca Rash (15), Goat Skillathon, 1st place; Jr. Dairy Goats Doe, intermediate kid, 1st place; Jr. Dairy Goats, Doe, yearling, dry, 3rd place; Jr. Dairy Goats, Doe 2 yrs/under 3, in milk, 2nd place; Jr. Dairy Goats, Doe 3 yrs/under 5, in milk; Reserve Grand Champion; Doe, junior kid, 1st place; Doe, intermediate kid, 2nd place; Doe, intermediate kid, 1st place; Doe, yearling, dry, 3rd place; Doe, yearling dry,  2nd place; Doe 2 yrs/under 3 in  milk, 2nd place.

Torres Jessie, (15) Rabbit Skillathon, 1st place; Breed Identification (15-16), 5th place; Rabbit Harlequin-Best opposite sex, Japanese Sr. Buck, Rabbit-Standard Chinchilla Best of breed, Jr. doe.

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