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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 holiday programs planned 11.17.2010

Written by David Green.

The holiday season will be busy and festive in Fayette as several holiday-related activities are planned next month.

Four events are scheduled in Opera House, including the annual visit from Santa Claus.

On Saturday, Dec. 4, Santa will visit with area youngsters from 4 to 6 p.m. the Opera House. A “Shop Fayette Day” is also planned for Dec. 4, and details will be announced soon.

Also on Dec. 4, “A Bean Creek Christmas” is scheduled in the Ginnivan Theater at the Opera House, starting at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature local talent from past Bean Creek Coffee House programs in a special Christmas concert.

Judging for the Christmas lights contest is also scheduled Dec. 4.

On Saturday, Dec. 11, Mossburg Strings will take to the stage in the Ginnivan Theater at the Opera House, as part of the Fayette Artist Series. Winners of the Christmas light contest will be presented with their awards prior to the program.

The “Christmas Country Farm Toy Exhibit” will be on display throughout the holidays in the University Gallery during all Opera House activities. The display will feature collections from local Chamber of Commerce members.

Santa’s visit, the lights contest and the farm toy exhibit are all sponsored by the Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce.

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