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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.

Correspondence.Michael and Phyllis Miller 12.23.09

Written by David Green.

We are responding to the question from Tom and Nancy Coller in the Observer recently. Yes, we also received one of the trees from the Morenci Deli during the gas promotion. It was a blue spruce pine tree about one-foot tall. It was kind of shabby looking at the time, and we did really wonder if it was going to make it. But today, what a beautiful tree it is.

We decorate this tree every Christmas with lights and a few things surrounding it. We could have used more lights this year as we’re now up to six or seven strings of lights. We use an eight-foot ladder and an eight to 10-foot pole with a hook on the end to reach near the top. We used to put a star on top, but at 18 to 21-feet tall, it is a little out of our reach.

It is in the northwest corner of our lot and is lit up during the Christmas season. We’re so glad to hear others had some trees that made it.

– Michael and Phyllis Miller

N. Summit Street, Morenci

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