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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.

Kendrick Taylor to compete in golf regional 2012.06.06

Written by David Green.

Morenci golfer Kendrick Taylor isn’t pleased with his season so far, but he thinks it’s coming together at the right time.

The junior put together a good enough game Thursday to qualify for the regional tournament for the second year in a row. The event was at Leslie Park Golf Course on the north side of Ann Arbor.

Taylor had one of those what-if rounds where he finished the day with a 42 on the back nine after opening with a 50 on the front.

“I had a rough front side,” he said, and it wouldn’t have taken too much to finish in the 80s instead of his 92.

Still, he was among the top six individuals not on a qualifying team so he will make the trip to Westwynd.

“The year hasn’t gone as I wanted it to,” Taylor said, “but it’s starting to come around at the right time.”

Taylor carded a 90 at the TCC match this spring in Tecumseh and placed 14th overall.

Sand Creek qualified for the regional tournament as a team and Summerfield’s Wyatt Spalding came through with the second lowest district score at 73. Whitmore Lake and Madison both qualified in Div. III.

Morenci’s other golfer, Colin Richardson, scored a 117 at the district tournament.

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