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.

Help offered household sewage systems 2011.11.16

Written by David Green.

The Fulton County Commissioners, the county health department, and Regional Planning Commission are asking for help from the public to identify individuals who may qualify for new funding that will provide 85 to 100 percent of the cost to replace or repair a household sewage treatment system currently failing to operate properly.

Funding was authorized through the Environmental Protection Agency Water Pollution Control Loan Fund, and $60,000 has been allocated to Fulton County.

Individuals interested in receiving funding must meet the following criteria:

• The Fulton County Health Department must verify that the current home sewage treatment system is not working and requires repair or replacement.

• The individual must own and occupy the home.

• The individual must have an income level that is below 100 percent of the poverty level for 100 percent funding and below 200 percent of the poverty level for 85 percent funding.

• An individual who earns 100 to 200 percent of the poverty level must have the means to share in the cost of the sewage treatment system by providing 15 percent of the total cost. 

Costs of site review, soil evaluation, permit, and any other administrative fees will count toward the 15 percent cost share.

The average sewage system costs between $6,000 and $10,000. The goal is to assist in funding the repair or replacement of at least six failing sewage treatment systems in Fulton County.

For an application or more information, contact Kim Cupp or Jeff Crisenbery at 419/337-0915. 

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