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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.

Fulton Fair directors chosen 2011.11.16

Written by David Green.

The members of the Fulton County Agricultural Society elected Fair Board Directors Nov. 12.

Three directors were reëlected to three-year terms: Ron Holdeman, Swan Creek Township; Sam Merillat, Franklin Township; and Dave Murry, Clinton Township. Newly elected directors are Steve Aeschliman, York Township, and Rick Raab, member-at-large.  

The Agricultural Society’s annual meeting followed the election.

The board elected Carl Buehrer, president; Dennis Wyse, vice-president, and Jack Graf, treasurer, for the 2012 year. Sue Whitaker was chosen as board secretary. Board meetings are scheduled the first Thursday of March, August and October at the fairgrounds. Special meeting notices are posted at the office at the fairgrounds and information is also available at the fair website, fultoncountyfair.com.

Other directors of the Fulton County Fair Board are Dave Ayers, Tracy Bentley, Al Garrow, William Gombash, Curtis Johnson, Ron Rice, Bill Serna and John Vershum.

The 2012 Fulton County Fair is scheduled Aug. 31 through Sept. 6.  

Persons interested in becoming members of the Agricultural Society may do so by contacting the Fair Secretary at 419/335-6006. Members must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Fulton County.

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