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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    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.

Van-Dells to perform in Fayette 02.17.2010

Written by David Green.

Mark your calendar early for this one. A close-up visit the Van-Dells doesn’t come around that off.

The popular oldies musical group will make an appearance May 1 at Fayette High School in a fund-raiser sponsored by Fayette Friends 4 the Fields, a group charged with creating athletic fields at the new school.

The Van-Dells put on their letter sweaters to perform a high-energy review of songs from the 1950s and 60s, such as “Rock this town” and “Morse Code of Love.”

It’s more than the music, however, when the Van-Dells hit the stage. Their overall show is what keeps them in demand in venues across the country. Comedy, choreography and tight harmonies are all part of the performance.

The group is particularly popular in this area since Duke (Stacy Todd) is a Delta, Ohio, native.

The show is scheduled at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1. Reserved seats on the floor will sell for $25, $22 and $18. General admission seats in the bleachers will cost $15. Tickets will go on sale March 1.

For more information, call Deb Leininger at 419/237-2951 or write to her at 22632 County Road L, Fayette, OH 43521.

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