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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    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.

Art show opens in Fayette 2012.05.30

Written by David Green.

F.art show.barkheimerWorks from eleven area artists will go on display Saturday in the University Gallery of the Fayette Opera House in a show that runs through July 2. An opening with the artists is scheduled Saturday evening.

The 2012 Bean Creek Area Artists Exhibit showcases local talent in Northwest Ohio and brings art patrons and the community together in support of the arts. The show is described as a true look at art from the grass roots level.

The month-long exhibit officially brings a close to the 2011-12 Fayette Arts Council’s programming schedule. The Fayette Arts Council and Opera House are committed to supporting the creative process, stimulating intellectual curiosity and fostering respect for the performing arts.

F.art show.merazBy presenting many concerts and events in the Organ and Artists Series, Fayette Opera House remains dedicated to bringing performing arts and audiences together in a variety of ways.

The exhibition features works of art from 10 artists from Delta, Wauseon, Fayette and Akron, Ohio. The artists come from different artistic backgrounds, including educational degrees in art, design and graphics. As well, there are artists who create art for the pure love of it and the chance to express themselves. Some of them have appeared in numerous art shows in Ohio, Indiana and Oregon. 

A variety of styles and media are represented, from oils to wood to hand-stitch fabric pictures.

The exhibition opening is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. June 2. In addition to a meet-and-greet session with the artists, entertainment will be provided by Fayette High School music students and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. The exhibition will also be featured at the June 21 Annual Meeting of the Fayette Arts Council and may be visited on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. during the open hours of the Fayette Nutrition Site.

Participating artists are John Barkhimer, Jr., Judy Kahle, Kelly Kane, Tiffany Law, Jake Law, Josh Meraz, Kristin Michalkiewicz, Ray Ramsdell, Kathy Ramsdell, Nora Sallows and Corey Stricker.

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