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.

Fayette school board 2012.08.15

Written by David Green.

The Fayette Board of Education approved supplemental positions and substitute employees as preparations continue for the first day of classes Aug. 22.

At the board meeting Monday, class advisors were approved for the next three years: Class of 2013, Suzette Boesger and Sheila Killam; Class of 2014, Sarah Altstaetter and Barb Bruggeman; and Class of 2015, Karen Brown and Sarah Weiland.

Non-paid positions were approved for the Class of 2016, Carol Burkholder and Kami Downing; Class of 2017, Lisa Hintz and Kristina Newman; and Class of 2018, Andrea Jacobs and Rebecca Nelson.

Other supplement positions are: instrumental music, John Keys; vocal music, Kelly Barkhimer; yearbook, Ryan Colegrove; National Honor Society, Suzette Boesger; Quiz Team, Sarah Altstaetter; Language Club, Alysa Short; Science Club, Kristina Newman; local professional development chair, Suzette Boesger; high school student council, Sarah Altstaetter; prom directors, Sarah Altstaetter and Barb Bruggeman; and elementary student council, Carrie Ueberroth.

Barbara Bruggeman and Alysa Short will share the position of district mentor coordinators.

Substitute bus drivers are Rodney Kessler, Dan Seiler, Carolee Hartman, Steve Hartman, Chris Hylander, LaWonda Keefer and Rod Sommers.

Brad Raby was hired as eighth grade girls basketball coach and Paula Stambaugh was approved as a volunteer cross country coach.

Substitute cafeteria workers are Lynnette Smith, Michelle Pilbeam, Diane Reinking, Daun Figgins, Eloise Wyse, Kelly Willeman, Doris Cuff and Wendy Burkholder.

Substitute secretaries are Lynnette Smith, Michelle Pilbeam, Eloise Wyse, Paula Ferguson and Doris Cuff.

Substitute study hall monitors are Lynnette Smith, Michelle Pilbeam, Diane Reinking, Paula Ferguson, Eloise Wyse and Doris Cuff. 

Substitute custodial staff is Lynnette Smith, Diane Reinking, Doris Cuff, Wendy Adams and Wendy Burkholder.

AUDIT—The firm of Julian and Grube, Inc., was hired to perform the annual audit for Medicaid revenue for the period of October 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 at a cost of $1,700. 

DEVELOPMENT—The board approved Fayette’s involvement in a county-wide professional development day Sept. 28.

TUITION—Fayette’s tuition rate was set at $3,695, as established by the Ohio Department of Education.

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