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.
  • Family.3.wide
    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.

Soup-r-Bowl results 02.16.2011

Written by David Green.

Sharon Cardinal, who helps organize the Morenci United Methodist Church Soup-r-Bowl program, figured the collection of soup for the local food pantry would increase when the competition was opened up this year to other churches.

She was astonished with the results.

A total of 625 cans was collected by the churches involved, along with additional competition between the Dollar General store and Borchardt Brothers grocery.

“And the winner is...the community  of Morenci,” Cardinal said. “Once again as a need is brought forward, the community of Morenci responds.”

Cardinal said she and Methodist pastor Donna Galloway were concerned that the church might have to give up the Soup-r-Bowl trophy created for the competition, but the congregation came through with 287 cans to top the second-place church, the Church of the Nazarene, with 157 cans.

In the community collection, the Dollar General team finished with 93 cans to Borchardt Brothers’ 50.

Cardinal encourages area churches to train for next year’s event.

“The way to stay in training is to set a monthly goal and collect items each Sunday to be delivered to the food pantry at the Nazarene Church on Summit Street in Morenci,” she said. “They have need of personal hygiene items as well as food.  Complete meals in a box are very helpful.”

She urges shoppers to look through the weekly flyers and purchase an item for the pantry each time they go to a store.

“It’s easy and you will be helping out someone in our community,” she said.

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