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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.

PRIME TIME reading program to start 09.22.2010

Written by David Green.

After months of preparation, PRIME TIME Family Reading Time begins tomorrow at Stair Public Library.

The PRIME TIME program is scheduled 6 to 7:30 p.m every Thursday from Sept. 23 to Nov. 4 (no session Oct. 14 due to Parent-Teacher conferences) at the library for parents or guardians and their children.  At each session, Melissa Elliott will present stories and model reading aloud. Humanities scholar Melissa Stewart will serve as the discussion leader.

Tomorrow’s session will focus on the oral tradition of storytelling, poems and songs as the basis for the written word; the remainder of the sessions will focus on award-winning children’s books that families will check out each week.

PRIME TIME introduces families of children ages 6 to 12 to the pleasures and benefits of reading together and the many resources and services of the library, and aims to foster a lifelong love of learning through reading. A pre-school program is offered for younger siblings aged three to five. Meals, books, and transportation are provided and there will be a drawing for door prizes each week.

The project was developed by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association. The library won a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, with support from the W. K. Kellogg Fund of the Grand Haven Community Foundation to implement the program locally and has received support from area businesses through willingness to provide meals, transportation, door prizes, and

For more information, contact Colleen Leddy at 517/458-6510 or [email protected] There are a few more openings for families interested in registering for the program

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