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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.

Stair Public Library's Teen Book Club to meet 09.29.2010

Written by David Green.

Stair Teen Book Club is meeting the second Saturday of each month, with the next meeting scheduled at 12:12 p.m. Oct. 9 at Stair Public Library.

Teens interested in books meet to discuss what they are reading and share ideas about good books. The clubs is for students in ninth grade and above.

Refreshments will be served and everyone attending the meeting will have a chance to win a book.  At the October meeting, one lucky winner will get a copy of “Reckless” by Cornelia Funke, the first book in her new series.

The club started meeting in July, with an average of six people attending each month. Six members visited two book stores in August with club leader Sally Kruger and Stair Public Library director Colleen Leddy. They browsed through the teen sections to compile a list of books they would like to see in the library. One order has already been placed and the books will be on the shelves soon.

Mrs. Kruger hopes her young readers will be able to make contact with authors in the future.

“We have checked out a few possible authors to contact for phone chats or author visits,” Mrs. Kruger said, “and plans will be made at the October meeting to possibly see Ned Vizzini’s movie.”

Young adult writer Patrick Jones visited the library several years ago, along with Vizzini.

Members have turned in short book reviews which were posted on a “quick picks” feature at a reader/writer website called Fresh Dawgs (http://freshdawgs.blogspot.com). The group also has a Facebook page for reviews, quick picks, announcements and reminders.

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