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 school board 9.16.09

Written by David Green.

Fayette school board members approved three personnel changes, including some extra help for the second grade class.

This year’s second grade class grew larger than expected so board members hired Stacy Wyse to work half a day in that classroom. Wyse was laid off last spring when staff cutbacks were announced.

Second grade enrollment is now in the upper 20s.

Lisa Hintz was hired an an intervention and alternative school instructor, on an as-needed basis, and Chris Hylander was hired as the afternoon van driver for the daily route to Pettisville.

Board members formally accepted a $200,000 Ohio Department of Development grant for the wind turbine project.

DONATIONS—$202 was donated by the Parents Support Group to the senior class and $100 was donated by the Bullthistle Festival committee to the marching band for its participation in the parade.

AGREEMENTS—The board approved a contract with Pepsiamerica to provide products and services in the school through June 20, 2014. In return, the school receives a portion of the sales costs, averaging about $2,500 annually.

Agreements were also accepted with TRECA, a support service providing online courses and education programming, and the MTEPA purchasing association.

TUITION—The tuition rate, following state guidelines, was set at $3,858.

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