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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.

Fayette Civil War Encampment 04.28.10

Written by David Green.

The fifth annual Thistle Ridge Civil War Era Encampment is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Thistle Ridge Encampment Site located just east of the Fayette Community Park and water treatment plant.

This year the event will focus on the final chapter of the American Civil War—the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House.

The event is designed to offer Civil War scholars, students and their families, and interested citizens an opportunity to learn more about the American Civil War and the people’s lives who were impacted by this pivotal historical event.

Reënactors from the 21st Ohio OVI and the 4th Michigan receive support for the annual program from the Fayette Arts Council and the Bean Creek Civil War Round Table.

Educational experiences begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. The culminating event is planned at 9:30 p.m. with the night firing of a replica of Civil War cannon.

While visiting the site, participants may experience everything from the recruitment process through military exercises and demonstrations. To emphasize the authenticity of the event, visitors may even opt to experience the taste of a ration of hard tack.

The atmosphere will be relaxed, with reënactors and living historians staying in first person character to portray an authentic educational experience.  

Supporters of the Thistle Ridge Encampment cooperate to present this living history event free of charge to interested citizens of all ages.

Anyone interested in joining the Bean Creek Civil War Round Table, or planning local activities for the 2011-2015 150th Anniversary of the event, should visit the Round Table’s information tent.

 

Re-enactors Offer In-School and Home School Programs

In addition to the activities scheduled at the Saturday Encampment, reënactors from the 21st Ohio and 4th Michigan will visit Fayette schools May 14th from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and will follow that with a 3 p.m. program at the Opera House for home school students, their parents and interested citizens.

The reënactors from these units will discuss with audience members the life and times of the individuals who participated in the “war between the states.”

Those interested in the 3 p.m. program  should call the Fayette Opera House Box Office at 419/237-3111 and leave a message with the number of people planning to attend.

For additional information, call 419/237-2683.

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