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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 History Day planned 11.11.09

Written by David Green.

It’s been a few years since Fayette observed a History Day.

That means the event planned Saturday at the Fayette Opera House isn’t the first such celebration, but it’s a long time coming and it probably won’t be the last.

“Many of us believe it should become an annual event,” said Kathleen Fix of the new Fayette Historic Preservation Group.

The public is welcome to participate in the Fayette history day events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Organizers are hoping to learn from guests as well as educate those who visit.

Exhibits and displays of photographs and memorabilia will be shown, along with a video of Fayette’s 125th anniversary. That video and other DVDs of local history will be shown throughout the day.

A free timeline of Fayette’s early historic events will be available to take. 

The event will also celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of John and Wanda Bacon. Cake and punch will be served in their honor.

Fix especially wants to hear stories about people’s connections to the village.

“Come to tell your personal stories about living in our rural community, remembering by-gone days,” she said. “Share your stories about your families, the railroads, the wars, the Great Depression, and the community as you have come to know it.”

Discussing the past and its ties to the present will show “what a great rural town we have today,” she said, noting its many business, services and attractions.

Guests will be able to buy lunch at the Opera House and copies of Vivien Ford’s “The First One Hundred Years” will be on sale for $3 each, with all proceeds going to the Fayette Opera House. 

To arrange for items to be displayed at the event, or to reserve a table for an   exhibit, call Kathy Fix at 419/237-2418.  

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