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.

Fayette village council 08.11.2010

Written by David Green.

The cost of reserving a park shelter house is more expensive in Fayette after a council decision last month.

A fee will now be charged every day of the week to reserve a shelter. Shelters may still be used at no cost, but by paying a fee a party can assure the shelter will be available for a function and the restrooms will be open.

The fee for the south shelter house is $35 and $25 for the Grove shelter.

In the past, a fee was charged only for Sundays.

BALL FIELD—Council member Tom Molitierno asked if dirt from sewer work could be used as fill at the Leonard Morr Field where the outfield drops down.

Parks director Scott Wagner said a goal of the park board calls for the outfield area to be graded and for a fence to be installed.

OFFICER—Fayette village administrator Amy Metz was elected executive  committee secretary of the Fulton County Community Improvement Corporation.

LOAN—By paying off early the loan for the Fayette Street curbing project, the village is expected to save about $18,000.

POLICE—Items considered for the police department in 2011 include a video recorder for interviews, four new vests and six new radios. The equipment is related to federal requirements.

DECOY—Audience member Elwyn Bates suggested placing a dummy in an old police car and moving the location from time to time in order to slow down traffic on U.S. 20.

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