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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.

Kristin Michalkiewicz to serve as Arts Council intern 2011.11.09

Written by David Green.

kristin michThe Fayette Arts Council now has an intern working to assist with Opera House events.

Delta resident Kristin Michalkiewicz will assist the council with public relations for Opera House events, fund raising, grant applications and other tasks.

Michalkiewicz grew up in the same Delta neighborhood as Fayette school choir director Kelly Barkheimer, and it was Barkheimer who suggested contacting the Arts Council about an internship while Michalkiewicz continues her search for a job.

Michalkiewicz earned a degree in music education from Adrian College and recently completed a master’s degree in arts management from Columbia College in Chicago. She describes her graduate studies as a business degree for the arts.

“I haven’t found a job yet, so I figured volunteering is a good way to add to my résumé,” Michalkiewicz said.

That decision is a boon for the Arts Council, said board member Tom Spiess, especially as planning continues for a panel discussion this month that will focus on school and community ties and how that could help school districts meet state requirements.

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