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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.

"You're Full of Baloney" scheduled at Fayette Opera House 03.02.2011

Written by David Green.

Fayette Baloney will be celebrated Tuesday at the final program of the winter season at the Bean Creek Coffee House Series. The event is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Fayette Opera House.

The series offers a stage to any area performers who wish to share their talents with friends and neighbors in the informal atmosphere of the Bean Creek Coffee House. Following the coffee house tradition, guests are invited to share fresh-brewed coffee and sample a variety of refreshments while listening to music, poetry and prose.

For this program, refreshments will include baloney. To celebrate the local culinary legend, the evening program is titled “You’re Full of Baloney Night.”

During the middle of the last century, explained Tom Spiess of the Fayette Arts Council, Tule & Heckman Meats created what came to be known as Fayette Baloney. The mix of exotic ingredients created a unique flavor and the bologna was much sought after.

When Tule & Heckman closed, the Fiddler Brothers Meat Market carried on the tradition into the 1950s. Unfortunately, when Fiddlers closed, the recipe—or receipt, as it used to be called—disappeared.

“While several have tried to recreate the taste,” Spiess said, “none have succeeded in capturing that unique flavor.”

Local chefs are invited to showcase their own baloney-making skills in the first Bean Creek Baloney Challenge.

Guests are invited to bring their best hand-crafted bologna to the coffee house for judges to sample. Cheese and crackers will be provided to the judges and guests who choose to cast their vote in the “People’s Choice” category.

Anyone interested in performing at the coffee house or in entering baloney should call 419/237-3111 and leave a message. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for refreshments.

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