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.

Schoolcraft College Jazz Band to perform at Opera House 2011.11.02

Written by David Green.

Jazz will fill the Opera House at the second concert of the 2011-12 Fayette Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, featuring the Schoolcraft College Jazz Band.

Under the direction of Dr. Riccardo Selva, the group promotes the treasury of American art music known as jazz with high-level performances in colleges, churches, clubs, and community venues.  

The school’s jazz program has grown significantly since Dr. Selva’s appointment as music director. During the past year, the group stormed Chicago with performances at Northwestern University, the Navy Pier, the Shrine of Our Lady of Pomepeii in Chicago’s “Little Italy,” and The Jazz Showcase, known as Chicago’s premiere jazz venue.

 The recent “Up Jumped Spring” concert featured guest artist and lead trumpeter Wayne Bergeron of Los Angeles, who has performed with Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band and Maynard Ferguson, and has recorded extensively in movie and television sound tracks.  

The Schoolcraft College Jazz Program offers many opportunities for musical study and growth. The resources available to jazz students include a fully functional recording studio, a multi-media equipped conference center, and a thriving well-rounded musical curriculum. The program is currently seeking instrumentalists and vocalists to audition for the winter semester.

The Fayette Artist Series is one of Ohio’s longest running guest artist series.  In its 38 year history, the program has presented a broad variety of performances including folk music, classical ensembles, ethnic dance and children’s theater. All programs are presented on the stage of the Ginnivan Theater in Fayette’s historic 1898 Opera House.

As always, a reception for the artists will follow the event. The Opera House doors will open at 7 p.m.

For ticket reservations, call 419/237-3111 and leave your request. Tickets may be picked up at the door.

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