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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    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.

Jeff Shadbolt remains active in PBA events 2011.06.02

Written by David Green.

Morenci bowler Jeff Shadbolt is seeing some overall improvement in his play as he remains active in local bowling activities and continues occasional PBA competition.

Shadbolt was recently named the Lenawee County Bowling Association’s 2010-11 Board Member of the Year—a first for a Morenci resident.

He finished the season with a 227 average and recorded 700-series scores 24 times in the past year.

Shadbolt made his first trip to the USBC nationals last month in Reno, Nev., and came home with a bronze achievement award for a 255 game and a 672 series.

“I didn’t bowl as well as I expected,” he said, “but I finished with a 1,762 total for 195-a-game average, which is currently the best for a Lenawee County bowler this year.

“Not bad for the first time out,” he added.

Shadbolt intends to enter next year’s nationals event in Baton Rouge, La.

He competed in two PBA regional events last year and entered another last month. Next on the agenda is the Dan Ottman Memorial PBA regional June 18 in Sterling Heights.

“I’m starting to see some improvements and differences, things are looking good,” Shadbolt said. “I just need to go out there and get it done in a big competition.”

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