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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.

David Stutzman participates in livestock sale 07.21.10

Written by David Green.

A Morenci area youth participated in the second annual Michigan Livestock Expo “Sale-abration” auction Tuesday.

David Stutzman was selected to enter a showcase market steer weighing 1,360 pounds. Seven other steers will be offered in the beef sale, including Katie Geiman’s (Carleton) grand champion market steer.

Other sales will include swine, sheep, goats and dairy.

Among hundreds of entries, Stutzman was one of 28 youth contenders selected. Three additional dairy representatives were chosen later. The sale took place at the Michigan State University Livestock Pavilion auditorium.

Through a series of exhibition contests over the weekend, judges selected the finalists for the Sale-abration. The Great Lakes Grand Purebred and Crossbred market animals represent livestock that have been bred, born and raised in Michigan.

Youth typically apply earnings from the auction to their current or future college expenses and/or invest the money back into their youth livestock projects. Proceeds above a sales cap support the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships and educational awards to youths involved in livestock exhibition activities. Last year’s inaugural auction raised $100,600 thanks to purchases by more than 60 individual and collective buyers.

Bill Sheridan of the Mason-based Sheridan Realty & Auction Co. provided the auction services for the event.

Prior to the sale, competitors, buyers and special guests were treated to a private reception featuring a wide array of Michigan-produced food and beverages to further celebrate Michigan’s agriculture industry. 

The Michigan Livestock Expo caters to young people from across the state between the ages of 8 and 20, and is sponsored by a large group of agricultural supporters including the Michigan Farm Bureau, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, United Producers, Inc., Kalmbach Feeds, Varnum Law Firm, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Corn Marketing Program of Michigan and Michigan State University.

More information is available at www.milivestock.com. 

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