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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 Historical Society 06.23.2010

Written by David Green.

Fayette Historical Society members will have new information to review when the group meets at 7 p.m. June 28, at the home of Tom and Kathy Fix.

Perhaps the most notable finding to discuss is the incorporation date of Fayette. Kathy Fix reviewed historical documents at Dale Pfund’s hardware store and found proof that the correct date is 1873.

Fix will also present information she obtained from a visit to the historical archives at the Bowling Green State University library. She made the trip with her husband and Fayette Historical Society member Dave Metcalf.

The Archival Center includes microfilm data of old village records and also copies of the Fayette Review. The visitors spent a day looking at only one microfilm collection and there are several others yet to view.

Fix would like the historical society to visit other area historical museums this summer.

Fix clarified a previous story published in the Observer. She created the albums of historical data that were donated to the library. Her mother, Vivien Ford, collected the information but Fix has assembled the records into 10 albums so far.

She also created a Comprehensive Timeline which is available at Fayette’s Normal Memorial Library.

The Fix’s son, William, has entered data from his grandmother’s collection and the original manuscripts are now saved as files on a computer.

“The monumental task remains to ‘marry’ the photos and memorabilia with the timeline in one major document, putting it all on computer,” Fix said. “The timeline will be ongoing, as future town events unfold.”

Anyone interested in Fayette's history is welcome to attend the Fayette Historical Society meetings. Guests are invited to bring photos, memorabilia and memories to share with the group.

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