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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.

Sign Contest results 01.13.010

Written by David Green.

Was the Observer’s Sign Quiz too easy?

No, the winners said it was just right, but it didn’t take some of them all that long to figure out the answers.

Chase and Jordan Schell of Morenci drove around town with their mother, Tracy, before heading over to Fayette to finish off the challenge.

They brought their correct answers to the Observer office before school was out Wednesday afternoon—or was it out? The Schell children are home schooled so they made the quiz part of their school day.

At 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Deanna Gillen and her daughters, Jessica and Morgan, came in with the completed quiz, but they waited until Morgan got out of school to finish their search.

Courtney Derby was next in line. She finished the quiz about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, ahead of Lisa Love who worked on the contest with her son, Corey. She turned in her quiz at 1 p.m. Thursday.

We also received completed entries from Karen Mepham of Morenci, and Fayette area searchers Brian and Jolene Myers, Janie Keefer and Peggy Brubaker. The grandmother of freshman Jessica White and seventh grader Justin White of Fayette stopped in to let us know their entry was complete.

The tough ones? Several people mentioned that the “e” in Pearl’s Pizza Palace was difficult to find because the background of the photo had changed so much from when the photo was taken.

A letter from the Pizza Box sign also left some searchers wondering because the color of the lettering looked too white in the photo. That was also a challenge for Ed LaNew because there was snow covering the sign when he was out looking.

In Fayette, the signs were easily found, but the Pizza Stop “T” fooled some people at first since it really looked like a stop sign.

Was it the Gillens who wanted extra credit for noticing what the letters spelled? S-T-A-T-E L-I-N-E O-B-S-E-R-V-E-R S-I-G-N Q-U-I-Z F-I-N-D T-H-E-M A-L-L.

Morgan Gillen wonders why there isn’t a quiz like this in every Observer. There will be more, but not every week.

 

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