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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    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.

Fish consumption warnings posted 3.31.10

Written by David Green.

Stricter fish consumption advisories have been posted in two Northwest Ohio locations.

The state has developed the fish consumption advisory updates for the 2010 fishing season based on detection levels found in samples taken in 28 waterways in the 2008 fishing season.

A statewide advisory remains in effect for one fish meal per week for all fish not otherwise specified due to mercury still found in fish tissue samples. Mercury poses the greatest risk for women of child-bearing age, pregnant and nursing mothers and children under 15. Fish contaminated with high levels of mercury have been shown to cause neurological damage and impaired development of young children.

Tighter limitations are recommended for safely consuming your catch in the following water bodies:

• Lake Erie—One meal every two months is advised due to PCBs for channel catfish, common carp 27” and over and lake trout. One meal per month is advised due to PCBs for Chinook salmon 19” and over, coho salmon, common carp under 27”, freshwater drum, smallmouth bass, steelhead trout, white bass, whitefish and  white perch, and due to PCB and mercury in rock bass, and mercury in brown bullhead and largemouth bass.

• Maumee River—One meal per month is advised from the Indiana state line to Waterville due to PCBs for freshwater drum and smallmouth bass, mercury and PCBs for smallmouth buffalo and mercury for common carp and flathead catfish.  One meal every two months is advised from Waterville to Lake Erie due to PCBs in channel catfish. One meal per month is advised due to PCBs in freshwater drum and smallmouth bass, mercury and PCBs in smallmouth buffalo and mercury in common carp and flathead catfish.

In addition to these updates, all Ohio fish advisories can be found on Ohio EPA's Web site at http://www.epa.state.oh.us/dsw/fishadvisory/index.aspx or by calling 800/755-4769.

More detailed information about fish consumption can be found at Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Centers, local health departments, Ohio Department of Natural Resources district offices and Ohio EPA offices.

For the latest advisory, Ohio EPA and ODNR evaluated 469 samples. The information helps Ohio’s fishing community make informed decisions about consuming their catch. To learn more about fishing and shellfish purchased outside Ohio, visit the federal government Web site: www.cfsan.fda.gov/~frf/sea-mehg.html.

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