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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.

Morenci Chamber offering grants 04.28.10

Written by David Green.

Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce members are urged to apply for an exterior building improvement grant.

The purpose of the program is to enhance the appearance of the community’s buildings and to help the property owner in financing the improvements.

A pool of up to $1,000 is available through the Morenci Area Chamber. Property owners can be reimbursed up $250 per Chamber member for any eligible project. The grant is for materials only and not labor costs.

The chamber grant will be issued upon completion based on invoices submitted to the Chamber board. Applications are subject to Chamber board approval. Members are encouraged to shop locally for supplies whenever possible.

Improvement projects could include

• Exterior painting;

• New windows and exterior door;

• Sign replacement; and

• Awnings.

The deadline for applications is 9 a.m. June 1. Projects should be completed by Sept. 1.

Submit application to Renée Schroeder at city hall. For more information, contact Chamber president Brad Frederick at 517/605-1020.

The Chamber will review applications at the June 10 meeting.

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