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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    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.

Community Thanksgiving meals planned 2011.11.02

Written by David Green.

Community Thanksgiving meals are planned in Morenci and Fayette this month, with each location offering a traditional meal with all the fixings.

Morenci

All area residents are invited to the high school cafeteria on Thanksgiving Day for a meal and companionship for the holiday. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.

To help with planning, guests are urged to make a reservation by calling Jim and Judy Heiney at 517/458-6869 by Nov. 18. Delivery to shut-ins is available by calling the same number.

Volunteers are needed to help with preparation, serving and clean-up. Call Rosemary at 458-7511 or Renée at 458-6829 to join the list of workers.

The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Morenci Ministerial Association.

Fayette

Fayette’s United Methodist Church has scheduled a community meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

Reservations are not necessary, but for delivery of meals, call 419/237-2974 to make arrangements.

“We’re all set with volunteer help,” said Rev. Kathy Currier. “We just need people to come and eat.”

Church members are planning another community dinner on Christmas Day.

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