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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.

M.E. Miller wins tractor pull award 01.27.10

Written by David Green.

Fulton County’s M.E. Miller Tire Tri-State Showdown was voted Regional National Pull of the Year by the National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA). The award, given to a promoter who does the best overall job conducting a successful NTPA event,  was presented in December at the association’s convention and banquet in Columbus.

The M.E. Miller Tire Tri-State Showdown event, scheduled during Labor Day weekend, has earned this award 12 times since the first event in 1994.

Along with the Maumee Valley Tractor Pullers Association that operates the track equipment and trackside duties, the Fulton County Fair also won the NTPA Regional Pull of the Year 11 times in a row—from 1997 through 2007.

“The Fulton County event is just phenomenal,” said Gregg Randall, NTPA office general manager. “Each year there are approximately 100 competitor entries in seven divisions of competition.

“The action flows smoothly from staging area to the track to the pit area,” Randall said. “They really do a great job and are deserving of the award every time they have won it.”

Randall praised sponsor Ed Miller for getting involved with the pullers and the Fulton County Fair and Maumee Valley workers for the friendly way they carry out their responsibilities.

This year’s NTPA Regional National event is scheduled at the Fulton County Fairgrounds on Friday, Sept. 3.

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