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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.

Kenny Shadbolt honored by Boosters 2012.02.01

Written by David Green.

kenny shadboltThe Morenci Athletic Boosters honored a fan Friday night who has supported the school athletic program in many ways. Kenny Shadbolt was given a plaque  honoring his continued support of the athletes of Morenci Area Schools.

Ken graduated from Morenci High School and has since filled many roles in support of Morenci athletics, ranging from serving as a member of the “chain gang” for Friday night football to being the parent and grandparent of Morenci athletes. His latest endeavor involves serving as the equipment manager for the 2011 varsity football team.

Kenny estimates he has watched about 550 varsity football games and a few hundred JV games over the last 63 years. He was once a Morenci athlete, participating in football for four years, basketball for three years, and track for three years.

“If you know Kenny,” said Phil McCaskey of the Boosters, “you are aware of how much sports play a role in his life. Originally the plaque was to be presented at the Fall Sports Banquet, but that was one of Kenny’s bowling nights.”

The plaque reads: In appreciation for many years of support for the athletes of Morenci Area Schools. Your continued support has not gone unnoticed by the many loyal members of the Bulldog community. You are the true example of the meaning of a Morenci Bulldog fan.

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