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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.

Amy Metz takes new job with county 2011.10.26

Written by David Green.

The Fulton County Commissioners have filled a long-vacant post, but unfortunately for Fayette residents, their village administrator was taken to fill it.

Amy Metz will soon begin working as the grants coordinator and marketing specialist for Fulton County.

Metz was hired as Fayette village administrator in April 2008 on a part-time basis and changed to full-time status a year ago. Metz said she wasn’t looking for a new job, but was approached by county administrator Vond Hall about filling the vacant slot.

It was a tough decision to make, she said, but it was made easier with the prospect of daytime meetings only, giving her more time to spend with her daughter. Her village administrator post, on the other hand, requires an array of council and committee meetings in the evening, along with other miscellaneous gatherings.

In her new post, Metz will be expected to prepare state and federal grant applications; monitor pending legislation effecting economic development; coordinate marketing efforts; and provide technical assistance to governmental entities seeking grants; 

She will also assist the county administrator in advertising for bids; attend progress meetings and coordinate change orders for projects; conduct public hearings and other duties.

Hall said the commissioners chose Metz because of her knowledge of government operations, her experience in speaking and writing to groups, her ability to coordinate contracts and leases, her experience in supervising and evaluating personnel and her ability to coordinate public relations.

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