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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 Historical Society 2011.09.28

Written by David Green.

The Fayette Historical Society has two trips planned in October to kick off the fall season.

The group will first visit the Fulton County Historical Museum to see the Civil War exhibit. Anyone interested in attending should meet at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Fayette Opera House Village Green Parking Lot at 9:30 a.m. to carpool and travel together. A small fee will be charged at the museum.

A second trip is scheduled Oct. 24 to tour the historical museum at Hudson, Mich. Meet at the Opera House Village Green parking lot at 12:30 p.m. to travel together. 

HISTORY DAY—Plans are underway for Fayette History Day, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Fayette Opera House.

Several senior citizens will be honored: Dr. Robert and Ruth Nyce, Kenneth Cooley, Eileen Woodard, Jane and Wilburn Brawley, William Steinem, Eleanor Myers, and John and Wanda Bacon.  

The David Loffer collection of photos and documents about Fayette, purchased at the Loffer auction last spring will be available to the public to view.  

A DVD made of “Woody” Hibbard, reminiscing about the Fayette community during the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, will be shown throughout the day.  The video celebrating Fayette’s 125th anniversary will also be shown.

Lunch provided by the Fine Arts Council will be on sale and cake and punch will be served in celebration.

Kathy Fix has compiled “A Comprehensive Timeline of Historical Fayette” that includes many photos from Fayette’s past.  She will sell copies of the book and the price will probably be about $20. A signup sheet will be available at Fayette History Day.  All of the proceeds from the book are to be shared by three Fayette entities: the Fayette Historical Society, to commission local artist Rebecca Glasgow Loveless, to paint and display scenes from Fayette’s past; the Fayette Fine Arts Council for the needs of the historic Fayette Opera House facility/programs; and Fayette Normal Memorial Public Library.  

Fayette History Day displays will be presented by Jane Stiriz, Jim Fallon, Curt Cooley, Randy Scott and Kathy Fix, and anyone else who has items to share.

To reserve a table for an exhibit, call Kathy at 419/237-2418.   

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