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.

Recycling going strong in Fayette 03.17.2010

Written by David Green.

Recycling is going strong at the Fayette center, and with the new building, there’s a lot more space to operate, said coordinator Dave Metcalf.

Last Saturday marked the second month for the recycling center in the township building near the intersection of Ohio and Water streets.

Metcalf said he appreciates the township’s help with arranging for a new location since the operation was running out of room at the village garage.

Volunteer support remains good, he said, noting that it takes a minimum of four people to keep things running smoothly during the monthly opening of the center.

Saturday he was assisted by volunteers from the Lions Club, the park board and the Boy Scout troop.

Profits from selling recycled goods are given to the park board. Despite a large drop in prices paid for materials, Fayette’s recycling efforts are bringing in about $100 a month.

Although the center is open only on the second Saturday morning of the month, a 24-hour collection bin is available for #1 and #2 plastic, aluminum and tin.

Other items such as glass, newspaper, cardboard and plastic shopping bags should be brought to the center when it’s open.

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