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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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    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.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Cody Long aims to compete in NYC 2012.02.22

Written by David Green.

Morenci rapper HiZe (Cody Long) is heading to New York City in April for the BET Blaze the Stage competition. First, he’s looking for a little help from his friends.

A benefit performance is scheduled March 17 at Milestones in Morenci to help with travel expenses.

The Blaze the Stage contest pits performers in a competition to appear on BET’s 106 & Park Wild Out Wednesday. Winners also perform on various Blaze the Stage shows scheduled throughout the nation.

“I need my city behind me,” HiZe said, hoping to get financial support for the trip.

He’s also looking for sponsorship to help at the benefit.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. March 17 at Milestones and will feature various performers presenting live music until 10 p.m. That will still leave plenty of time to celebrate St. Patty’s Day, HiZe said.

The evening is described as an all-ages event.

Tickets cost $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets are available by calling HiZe at 458-1108 or on-line at www.gethize.ticketleap.com/BET. 

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