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.

Fayette Home & Garden show 2011.07.07

Written by David Green.

Gardening, home improvement, preschool, a home-based food operation—the topics are varied at Fayette’s first Home and Garden Show scheduled from 10 a.m. until noon July 16.

The event is sponsored by the Village of Fayette and is planned at the American Legion post, 424 S. Fayette St.

A portion of the morning will repeat home repair information presented last winter, said Fayette village administrator Amy Metz, but the majority of the session covers new information.

The tentative schedule starts off with Cheryl Spires from the OSU Extension Office discussing gardening information, such as when to harvest and estimated yields for canning. Canners are invited to bring in their dial gauges for a pressure check, at a cost of $5 per gauge.

Oscar Hernandez from the Fulton County Health Department is scheduled to speak about cottage food operations, temporary food operations, and egg and meat preparation.

Liz Keel of the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) will briefly describe the home repair program that gives qualified home owners loans that are forgivable for up to 85 percent of the project cost.

Repairs include roof and gutters, electrical upgrades, water heaters, foundations, plumbing and more.

Next on the agenda is a representative from the Northwest Ohio Community Action Coalition who will give an overview of Head Start preschool opportunities and also describe the summer version of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).

The final half hour is set aside for “walking and talking” to give participants the opportunity to speak directly with the presenters and obtain more detailed information.

There’s no charge for the Home and Garden Show, but organizers would appreciate having people register to help with planning. Call the village office at 237-2116 or visit the village website at www.villageoffayette.com.

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