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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.

Opera House program scheduled 2011.05.11

Written by David Green.

The final program of the 2010-11 Fayette Artist Series gets underway at 3 p.m. Sunday in Fayette’s historic Opera House.

The program, titled “Stone Soup Sunday, An Inspirational Concert,” features contemporary and traditional musical numbers from a variety of local and area performers.

Opera House Director, Tom Spiess noted that this wrap-up concert serves a dual purpose. First, it replaces the cancelled Nov. 6 “Hellenistic Dancers” program and, second, it allows the Fayette Arts Council the opportunity to rekindle its commitment to sponsoring and promoting “music for the spirit.”

“For several years we presented a concert that focused on gospel and church music” Spiess said. “This concert is a return to that tradition.”

The concert will feature a “Do-it-Yourself Hand-Bell Choir” and music presented on the Opera House’s Mason & Hamlin Organ, as well as a broad selection of songs from talented performers from throughout the area.

Continuing a long standing tradition, a reception will follow the concert for patrons to meet with the visiting performers.

Tickets are available at the door or reservations can be made by calling 419/237-3111 and leaving a request for tickets.

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