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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.

Morenci Halloween party set 2011.10.19

Written by David Green.

Come and get it.

Doughnuts, cookies, cider, hot chocolate, a few scares—oh, and $500 of Morenci Money.

There will be plenty to eat and things to do and win Saturday night at Wakefield Park at the Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce Haunted Park and Hay Ride event.

Activities for younger kids begin at 6 p.m. with pumpkin painting and candy give-aways. Older children can walked through a spook house or try out the straw maze.

At dusk, a bonfire will be lit and the Haunted Hayride will begin. A wagon will transport guests into the north, undeveloped portion of the park where unexpected frights await.

A drawing is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. when $500 of Morenci Money will be given away. The grand prize is for $100 and the remained of the money will be given in smaller denominations. 

Winners will have 24 hours to spend their special dollars at any Chamber member store. After that, the bills will become worthless.

Chamber members stores will continue to give away entry blanks this week—one entry ticket for each $5 worth of a purchase. Entries should be taken to the park Saturday night where they will be placed in the drawing barrel. You must be present to win.

Last year’s Halloween event and drawing drew an enormous crowd to Wakefield Park and Chamber members are hoping to make it even better in this second year.

Anyone willing to volunteer time should call Trish at the Pizza Box (458-7166) or Jennifer at First Federal Bank (458-2296).

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