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.

County issues warning on synthetic marijuana 2012.06.20

Written by David Green.

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Synthetic marijuana and cathinone stimulants known as “bath salts” were both included in a Lenawee County Emergency Order issued a week ago to prevent “imminent danger to health or lives” to county residents.

The order was issued by the Lenawee County Health Department and made public by county prosecuting attorney R. Burke Castleberry, Jr.

The order prohibits the sale, trading, giving, bartering and making available of the products because area emergency rooms are reporting an increase in the number of persons suffering serious health effects from use of synthetic marijuana.

The health department release says that synthetic marijuana will produce paranoia, panic attacks and giddiness in some users. It can also cause an increased heart rate and increase in blood pressure.

Cathinone substances have similar effects and can also cause insomnia, depression, delusions and suicidal thoughts.

Cathinone derivatives act on the central nervous system and can cause chest pains, rapid heart rate, nosebleeds, sweating, nausea and vomiting.

The emergency order remains in effect until health officer Patricia Bourgeois determines the threat is no long present.

The state public health code empowers the health department inspect or investigate any person, premises or vehicle. Violation of the order can lead to imprisonment for not more than six months and/or a fine of not more than $200.

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