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 11.03.2010

Written by David Green.

Fayette village council members heard the first reading of a pair of ordinances at the Oct. 19 meeting.

Negotiations will continue regarding a contract for use of the village water tower by Bright.Net internet provider. Bright.Net is seeking permission to place four antennae on the tower to provide wireless internet service in the village.

The village would receive free internet service at the village office, the water treatment plant and the project engineer’s office.

The village is also seeking a rental fee for use of the tower, although Bright.Net is not receptive to the idea, said village solicitor Thomas Thompson.

The final agreement will specify a length of time for the contract and whether or not a rental fee will be included.

Thompson also suggested a few changes to the village income tax ordinance that was written in the 1970s.

SIDEWALKS—Letters were to be sent last week to seek bids from contractors to handle sidewalk repair or installation. The winning bidder will repair the walks that still need work along Main and Fayette streets.

Repair notices were sent to property owners earlier this year and the majority have addressed the problems.

LEAVES—Leaf pick-up is scheduled Nov. 1 through Nov. 19. The goal is to have leaves removed along every street in the village at least twice during that period.

Leaves may still be taken by residents to the old village barn off Eagle Street for composting.

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