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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 Chamber to show outdoor movie 2012.08.01

Written by David Green.

Live music and an outdoor movie are on the agenda Saturday night for the Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce.

The public is invited to a free evening of entertainment at Wakefield Park during the Chamber’s family event.

The Chamber is renting a large inflatable movie screen from FunFlicks to show “The Lorax” based on the Dr. Seuss book. FunFlicks provides the projection equipment, sound system and screen.

The movie will be shown on the main ball field and viewers are invited to sit in the bleachers or to bring chairs and blankets for seating on the field. Morenci’s Rex Theatre will not be open that night.

Popcorn will be available for movie watchers, with the screen lighting up at 9:15 p.m.

The evening entertainment starts at 7 p.m. as the Border Town band mounts the park stage for a two-hour performance. Band members include Scott Thompson, John Garrow, Dusty Lead and Josh Steinmetz.

BRIDGE WALK—The Chamber’s annual Labor Day Silver Creek Bridge Walk will raise funds for Stair Public Library’s Prime Time Family Reading Time program that continues in September for the third of three planned series.

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