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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.

Choyce Quigley to serve as soloist 04.20.2011

Written by David Green.

A Morenci area vocalist will serve as a featured soloist in the Lenawee Community Chorus performance of Schubert’s “Mass in G.” A string ensemble and piano will accompany the chorus at the 3 p.m. April 30 concert in the Adrian College Chapel. 

Morenci native Choyce Quigley will serve as the soprano soloist in the performance, joined by tenor Sterling Slosek of Adrian and bass Chris Hampson of Tecumseh. The director is professor Thomas Hodgman.

Chorus members began rehearsals for the one-hour performance in January following their annual Christmas concert.

Quigley remembers starting piano and voice lessons at the age of 13 with Morenci teacher Miss Leo Bess Chappell at her North Street home. She continued voice lessons at Interlochen and the University of Michigan. She joined the Lenawee Community Chorus nearly 40 years ago.

Howard Hanson’s “Song of Democracy” will also be performed April 30. When Prof. Hodgman selected that work, it rang a bell in Quigley’s head.

“I remembered that I sang it in 1957  at Interlochen under the direction of Maynard Klein,” she said.

Tickets for the concert will be sold at the door.

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