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.

Morenci Garden Club 2012.08.22

Written by David Green.

The Morenci Garden Club visited the local gardens of Jim and John Smith, Maxine Sutherland, Alice Lonis and Becky Schermerhorn Aug. 14. They finished the day with a dinner meeting at DeMor Hills Golf Course restaurant.

Eight people helped with the club’s refuse pick-up along M-156: Lois Speed, Jane Brasher-Garrow, Sandy Cahill, Becky Miller, Lori Drogowski, Theresa Lakatos, Sharon Bruce and Cecil Schoonover. 

Garden Club members have planned a mum sale Sept. 22 at the Depot on Main Street.

Any groups or individuals who want to decorate a downtown light pole for autumn should reserve a pole by attaching their name to it. Decorations should be in place by Oct. 15.

Photos are due Sept. 5 for the Garden Club’s container garden contest. Submit photos at city hall along with the $5 entry fee.

The next meeting of the Morenci Garden Club is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Becky Schermerhorn’s home. Members will each make a concrete bird bath in the form of a large leaf.  

Anyone interested in learning more about the Morenci Garden Club should call 517/458-7179.

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