The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

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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.

Morenci Garden Club meets 08.04.2010

Written by David Green.

Morenci Garden Club raised money through a gift auction to support its downtown beautification project.

The auction brought in $84.50 at the club’s July 20 meeting. The funds will go toward next year’s flower basket project.

Club president Betsey Smith led a discussion of the challenges and successes members have experienced this gardening season.  Becky Miller and Lori Drogowski were co-hostesses.

Gary and Shirley Hillard’s residence on M-156 was chosen as Garden of the Month for July.

On July 10, Lois Speed’s Adopt-A-Highway committee (Lori Drogowski, Jane Brasher-Garrow, Edith Dwyer, Becky Miller, Anita Prats, Sandy Cahill, Dianne Grieder and Sharon Bruce) cleaned the club’s stretch of roadway on M-156.

The club has scheduled a dinner meeting Aug. 17. After touring the gardens at the residences of Imelda Magbanua, Anita Prats, Renée Schroeder and Lori Drogowski, members will meet at DeMor Hills Golf Course for a meal. Anyone interested in attending should call Betsey at 458-2423 or Renée at 458-7179.

Garden Therapy Quote of the month:  “There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.” – Elizabeth Lawrence.

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