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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.

Seneca Township plans tire collection, clean-up 08.18.2010

Written by David Green.

Two events are scheduled in Seneca Township next month and one of the two is open to the public.

The Seneca Township board has scheduled another Tire Recycle Day that’s open to anyone.

 Tires will be collected from 7 a.m. to noon Sept. 18 at the Township Hall, near the railroad tracks in Seneca.

The cost is $2 to dispose of a car tire, $10 for a semi tire and $30 for a farm/tractor tire. There is an additional $2 fee for tires left on rims.

The tire recycling day is scheduled to help clean up the township and surrounding area. Recycling tires also removes a breeding habitat for mosquitoes.

The annual fall trash day is scheduled from 7 a.m. until noon Sept. 25. The clean-up is for township residents only.

At the Aug. 9 board meeting, trustees approved a land split for Stutzman’s property at 6568 Brower Rd. The board learned of  a special use permit granted by the planning commission to Dan and Heather Wilson. Planning commissioners are also working on a wind energy ordinance that they intend to present soon to the township board.

The board voted to move forward with a ditch project on Mulberry and Camburn that will be paid by the township. A decision was made to buy 1,000 tons of stone at $14.03 a ton and a new vacuum sweeper for the township hall.

Bids will be sought from the county road commission, Bales, and Slusarski for repair of the township hall parking area.

Rosemary Dickerson spoke to the board about One Lenawee, a group looking for collaboration among county government units.

Jeff Ewald of the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department urged board members to speak with county commissioners about proposed budget cuts that would make a 10 percent across-the-board cut to all departments.

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