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.
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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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    MORENCI’S three Skelton brothers were remembered with both tears and laughter last week during a candlelight vigil at Wakefield Park. Several people came out of the crowd to give their recollection of the boys who have now been missing for five years.
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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.

Morenci Town & Country Festival 2011.05.25

Written by David Green.

Morenci’s annual Town and Country Festival will soon be here, with events scheduled from Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, June 26.

This year’s event will be marked by lots of music, starting off on the first night with three singers and one band. Jeff Elarton, Shay Pickens and Terrance Reeves will each take a turn on the stage Thursday, followed by Second Wind band.

Carnival rides also begin June 23, along with the first night of Bingo.

On June 24, the Randall Sisters will perform before the annual Battle of the Bands begins. Local band Mouth Sewn Shut will take the stage that night.

The top two winners of the battle will perform June 25, followed by the Titus County Band and rapper Cody “HiZe” Long.

Other festival events include a queen’s contest, a dog show, a car show, two canoe races on the Bean and a rodeo. Softball, volleyball, horseshoes, corn hole, arm wrestling and poker run are also on the agenda, plus other events.

The parade, fireworks and a beer tent make their return to the festival.

Watch for additional details in future issues of the Observer.

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