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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.

Glasgow Reed Organ series continues 2011.11.09

Written by David Green.

The second concert of the 2011-12 Glasgow Reed Organ Series is scheduled at 3 p.m. Sunday, featuring organist Mark Herr of Pennsylvania and Wauseon’s Lance Witty on trumpet.

The Rev. Mark V. Herr is the past Dean of the Lancaster, Pa., Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.  He earned an undergraduate degree in music education from Elizabethtown (Pa.) College, where he majored in organ and piano.  

Ordained into the Moravian ministry in 1979, he served as music director at numerous congregations and as adjunct professor of music and philosophy at Reading Area Community College. Herr also collects, restores, and performs on historic reed organs. 

Besides his passion for historic reed organs, Herr is always on the lookout for new discoveries of original 19th and 20th century music specifically composed for the reed organ. 

Lance Witty began playing the trumpet at the age of 12 in the Wauseon Public School system and continued his musical education at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). He has performed with many ensembles at BGSU including principal trumpet of the Wind Symphony, Philharmonia, and lead trumpet player of the Big Band. 

A finalist in the 2010 BGSU Concerto Competition, Witty is currently preparing for the BGSU Concerto Competition and International Trumpet Guild Solo Performance Competition scheduled in May. 

The Glasgow Reed Organ Series is the only concert series in the nation featuring the reed organ. 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 and audience will follow the event. 

For tickets, call 419/237-3111 and leave a request. Tickets may be picked up at the door. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

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