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.

Glasgow Organ Series to begin 200.09.08

Written by David Green.

A decade ago, Don Glasgow restored an 1890s vintage Mason and Hamlin Reed Organ and donated it to the Fayette Arts Council. That restoration and donation led to the creation of the Glasgow Reed Organ Series at the Fayette Opera House.

The Glasgow Series, one of a handful in North America, has steadily evolved over the past 10 years under the leadership of master organ restorer Don Glasgow, with the support of the Fayette Arts Council.

This year’s offerings reflect the continued evolution of the Glasgow Series. With performers traveling to the Opera House from Canada, Pennsylvania and Michigan, the 2011-12 series offers music enthusiasts the opportunity to experience outstanding music in the intimate surroundings of one of Ohio’s remaining authentic Opera Houses.

• Randy Jantzi and Family will present the first concert on Sept. 18. The versatile performer is from Baden, Ontario, and has played the organ since age eight. He has served as a church organist for 27 years.  Jantzi not only plays the organ, he also is a collector and restorer of these instruments.

• The second concert of the Glasgow Series is scheduled Nov. 13 and features Mark Herr from Lebanon, Pa. 

Herr is both a performer and reed organ enthusiast. In 2009, Herr—with the support of the Lebanon County Historical Society—played a lead role in the organization of a Reed Organ Society conference in his home community.

• The third and final concert of the Glasgow Series will feature the University of Michigan’s carillonneur and director of the Stern Collection of Musical Instruments, Steven Ball and Friends. 

In addition to his travels as a concert organist, Ball is widely recognized both for his work as a carillonneur and campanologist—someone who studies bells and bell ringing. He performs and teaches at the university.

All performers in this year’s Glasgow Series not only play reed organs, but also collect and restore these vintage instruments. 

All concerts will be presented on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m.

General admission tickets and season passes may be purchased by calling the Fayette Opera House at 419/237-3111.  Leave your name, phone number and address and a box office representative will return your call.

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