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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.

Glassmen to perform 2011.06.15

Written by David Green.

People who said “I wish I’d gone” after hearing talk of the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps preview show might want to mark their calendars for Sunday afternoon.

The Glassmen will present a preview of the 2011 competition show at 4 p.m. Sunday at Morenci’s football field. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Glassmen.

The group’s Family Day event gives members a final opportunity to prepare for the summer—their first full performance in front of an audience—and also serves as a last visit with the parents who are able to attend the show before the group embarks on their buses for the summer tour.

The Sunday performance is a “thank you” to the residents of Morenci, as well, in return for listening to the frequent practice sessions. The main base of the Glassmen is the former Chesterfield School, but the group meets occasionally inside Morenci Area High School in the winter for practice. When warmer weather arrives, the group uses the school football fields for rehearsal, as well as city streets.

Last year the football field bleachers filled to capacity, so come early to get a seat.

Following the show, the Glassmen have scheduled a chicken barbecue fund-raiser. Meals must be ordered in advance by calling 419/698-9775.

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