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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.

Morenci Methodists plan Soup-r-Bowl -1.26.2011

Written by David Green.

church.soup.greyThe Morenci United Methodist Church Soup-r-Bowl Sunday project was successful the last two years, but this year should far outweigh the others.

This time it’s going to be a challenge among churches or any other organizations that wish to get involved.

“The last two years we’ve done it with the Methodist Church only,” explained Sharon Cardinal, who is coordinating the project. “It was a big success, but we decided to expand it to other churches this year.”

During the first two years of the project, church members donated cans of soup to help stock shelves at the Morenci Ministerial Association’s food bank housed at the Church of the Nazarene.

In addition, donation boxes were placed at Borchardt Brothers Market and Dollar General, and a friendly competition got underway between the two stores to see which one ended with the bigger collection.

All of that will be repeated this year, but letters were also sent to other churches in town to see if they wanted to get in on the collection.

A Soup-r-Bowl bowl trophy was created and each year a “cracker” will be added with the name of the winning church or organization listed. The trophy will stay with the winner over the next year.

The contest will wrap up in the churches on Feb. 6, the day of the Super Bowl football game, and the store boxes will be collected Feb. 7 for a final count.

“Super Bowl Sunday is a great time to be reminded that in winter the need is great for food and a perfect time for stocking the shelves with soup in cans, boxes or envelopes,” Cardinal said.

In addition to the traditional 10-ounce can, United Methodist pastor Donna Galloway urges people to consider the larger family-size cans that could provide a family with a good portion of a meal.

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