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.

Fulton County flu shot schedule 9.16.09

Written by David Green.

The Fulton County Health Department has released its flu shot clinic schedule for vaccination against seasonal flu—not the H1N1 virus. The new vaccine for H1N1 will be released at a later date.

Children and their parents will be able to get flu vaccinations during regularly scheduled immunization clinics when vaccine becomes available from Ohio Department of Health. Childhood immunization clinics are scheduled every Friday morning from 8:30 a.m. to noon and the first and third Thursday of the month from 2 to 6 p.m.

The cost of flu vaccine for children 6 months through 18 years of age is $10.

Flu Shots and FluMist will be provided on a walk-in basis as follows:

• Sept. 24, Wauseon, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fulton County Health Department, 606 S. Shoop Ave.

• Sept. 29, Archbold, noon to 5:30 p.m., Archbold Public Library, 205 Stryker St.

• Sept. 30, Metamora, 1:00 to 6 p.m., Evergreen Community Library, 253 Maple St.

• Oct. 7, Wauseon Senior Center, 240 Clinton St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Oct. 8, Swanton, noon to 5:30 p.m., Swanton Public Library, 305 Chestnut St.

• Oct.13, Fayette, 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the Fayette Opera House, 105 E. Main Street.

• Oct. 15, Lyons, noon to 5:30 p.m., Lyons Fire Hall, W. Morenci St.

• Oct. 20, Delta, noon to 5:30 p.m., Delta Open Door, 104 Monroe St.

Beginning Oct. 14, vaccinations will be given to anyone age 19 and above during “nursing hours” every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. until supplies are gone.

A drive-through clinic is available by appointment for anyone who has difficulty standing or for children who require a wheelchair for mobility. A drive-through clinic is scheduled at the health center from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 24.

The cost of the flu shot is $20 for adults and $10 for children through age 18 years, but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay. Medicare Plan B will cover the cost for those over 65 years of age.

This is vaccine for seasonal flu and will not protect you from Pandemic H1N1 (Swine) flu. Pandemic H1N1 shot clinics will be published when the vaccine is available.

The health department will also offer FluMist, an intranasal vaccine, to healthy individuals between the ages of 2 and 49 years.  This may be of interest to those who want to protect themselves from the flu but fear getting a shot. The cost of the FluMist vaccination is the same as the flu shot.

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