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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 Lions to celebrate 70th 07.14.2010

Written by David Green.

Ninety-three years have passed by since the Lions Club formed in Chicago, and Fayette’s Lions have been part of the organization for 70 of those years.

Fayette’s members will celebrate with a 70th Charter Anniversary picnic from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday on Opera House Square. The event is open to the public.

With over 1.35 million members in 45,000 clubs worldwide, the Lion’s Club is the largest service club in the world. The group is best known for efforts related to blindness, but the broader mission is to “empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.”

The Fayette Lion’s Club has been an active and vital part of the Fayette community since 1940.

In addition to supporting the organization’s national and international missions, the Fayette Lion’s Club has also developed a strong reputation for supporting local causes.

Its members can be seen on the Square and at the Bullthistle Festival selling milk shakes and at the Thresher’s Annual Convention and Fulton Co. Fair manning ticket booths.

The Fayette Lion’s Club gives living testimony to the group’s motto, “We Serve.”

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