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 Fall Fest is Sat., Sept. 26

Written by David Green.

Look for several new events at this year’s Fayette Fall Fest, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 26.

The entertainment schedule is extended this year, with popular singer Charles Elliott making an appearance from 7 to 9 p.m.

Starting at 10:30 a.m., familiar names including Phyllis Page, Big Al, the Singing DJ and Steve and Tina Snider will perform.

A dunk tank will get underway at 11:30 a.m. featuring police chief Jason Simon and several village officials.

A cruise show is planned in Amigo’s parking lot. For information, call Roger at 260/715-1728.

The Skinny Buddies shelter dogs are scheduled from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and a caricature artist will make a return visit to this year’s event.

Familiar events include the sale of crafts and a flea market, the pie baking contest (apple, pecan and pumpkin), the FFA’s Kiddieland, pumpkin painting and a large array of food.

A softball tournament is scheduled as a benefit for Kellen Keiser. To register, call Scott Wagner at 419/237-2116 or 419/583-9340.

For any general information about the festival, call any of the following: Amy Mitchell, 419/237-1905; Tammy Krieger, 237-2880; Amy Metz, 237-2485; Frank and Terry Storrs, 237-3132 or Chris Garcia, 419/583-0085.

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