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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.

Michael Hurwitz to speak at Opera House 2011.06.22

Written by David Green.

When Dr. Don Buerk spoke last week at the Fayette Opera House, he noted that over the decades, opera houses served to entertain and inform.

“Presentations like this are certainly consistent with what the Fayette Opera House was built for and designed for, I believe,” Buerk said, “because in the days before mass media, facilities such as this one were used to bring in speakers and have symposia and lectures as a way of bringing information and news to a population that didn’t have access to very much of that.”

The program that he and others presented Friday night about the Civil War  was entirely appropriate and faithful to the original purpose of the Fayette Opera House, he said.

Michael Hurwitz, a scholar, performer and author of “Ohio’s Historic Opera Houses,” will speak further about the subject Thursday night at the annual meeting of the Fayette Arts Council and Opera House Association.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and features a preview of next year’s coming attractions through the arts council. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a sample of Russell Beaverson’s Native American Inuit art collection will be featured.

The event is open to the public.

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