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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.

Fayette village council 06.23.2010

Written by David Green.

Fayette village council took action last week to tackle road work this summer and councilors are hoping for additional work in 2011.

Council members voted June 15 to bid work through the Fulton County Engineer’s office for seal coating five streets this summer, at a cost of $8,146.

Streets chosen are E. Spring Street, from Fayette Street to the dead end; S. Maple Street, from Main Street to Ontario Street; W. Spring Street, from Fayette Street to Maple Street; N. Eagle Street, from Spring Street to Spring Creek; and N. Fayette Street, at the Gross Street intersection.

Chesterfield Township is also joining in the county project for $72,563 in projects. Gorham Township is contracting for $13,426.

The work will be done by Ward Construction Company.

The Fayette project addresses five of 12 streets that received a top rating of concern during a survey made in 2009.

Crack sealing won’t be done this year, said village administrator Amy Metz during a committee meeting June 15. The village crew could rent the equipment and do the job themselves, she said, but they won’t be able to get to it this summer.

“I think streets should be our number one priority,” said council member Tom Molitierno, but he noted that funds are lacking.

“We don’t have the money to pave,” said village fiscal officer Lisa Zuver. “The money just isn’t there.”

Village employee Scott Wagner asked if money could come out of the sewer fund for street repair since sewer projects were the cause of rough pavement in some areas.

Metz confirmed that water and sewer funds could be used in those situations.

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