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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.

Bean Creek Coffeehouse 03.03.10

Written by David Green.

The Fayette Arts Council will conclude its 2010 Bean Creek Coffee House winter schedule next week at the Opera House.

Music and storytelling are featured at the program from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Rorick Gallery.

 Arts Council director Tom Spiess noted the strong turnout for both of this season’s programs, coupled with the success of the initial pilot project. This, he says, shows the Coffee House concept has been embraced by performers.

“It may surprise some, but we have plenty of people willing to fill the two hour open stage schedule,” Spiess said.

According to Coffee House coordinator, Rebecca Lovelass, the March event will feature Colleen Grisier-Rufenacht on the hammered dulcimer, Gerry Gonzales on the bagpipe, the storytelling of Eddie Jarzembski and many more.

This “coffee house” experience has brought performers back to the Opera House to form the core of its audience base, Spiess said.

“The event has become a haven for people who simply enjoy performing in front of a live audience.”

There is no cover charge for admittance and the Bean Creek Coffee House Café Crew will serve up soups and beverages to add to the informal atmosphere of the event. All refreshments are provided for donations only.

The Bean Creek Coffee House is looking for performers for next year’s series.  For more information, call 419/237-3091 or leave a message at the Opera House Box Office 419/237-3111.

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