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.

Morenci Garden Club 2012.05.16

Written by David Green.

The Morenci Garden Club met at the Congregational Church May 8. Sandy Cahill and Sharon Bruce served as co-hostesses.

Anita Prats reported that the hummingbirds are back and she has also spotted the following birds—a pileated woodpecker on M-156; Baltimore orioles, sandhill cranes, tree swallows and pheasants. She also reported that purple martins are nesting in the gourds on her property.

Those attending the Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc., District IIA spring meeting in Saline on April 28 were Betsy Smith, Lois Speed, Michelle Stevens, Sandy Wheeler, Becky Schermerhorn and Becky Miller. Programs presented were: Outstanding Gardens to Visit; Native Lotus Plants Growing Near Monroe; and Wildflowers in Michigan.

Lois Speed directed the Adopt-a-Highway committee on April 21. Those who participated in the trash pick-up were Lori Drogowski, Jane Brasher-Garrow, Sandy Cahill, Cecil Schoonover, Michelle Stevens, Becky Miller and Theresa Lakatos.

The garden club’s annual plant exchange for the public and club members is scheduled at 9 a.m. June 2, at Wakefield Park. Bring five “starts” and take home five plants. Plant “starts” should be clearly identified.

The club’s next field trip is planned June 16 to Linton’s Enchanted Gardens in Indiana.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Morenci Garden Club should call Renée at 517/458-7179 or Sandy at 458-7237.

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