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.

Monarch tagging day scheduled 2012.08.29

Written by David Green.

Look for monarchs and more Sept. 9 when the Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) sponsors a field day at the Ed and Carol Nofziger property on State Route 2 northwest of Pettisville.

The public is invited to the free, family-oriented event scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Road signs will show the parking area.

• Pat Hayes of Kelleys Island will lead a monarch butterfly tagging session. Hayes will give an overview of the monarch life cycle, habitat and journey to the south. Everyone can participate in tagging monarchs.

• The wetland on the property will serve as the site of a macro-invertebrate program presented by Anne and Steve Griffis of Quarry Farm Nature Preserve near Pandora. Guests will learn about aquatic insects and water quality.

• A conservation wagon ride will point out various practices and programs the Nofzigers are using on their property as they work with the Fulton SWCD and the Farm Service Agency.

• Cheryl Rice of the Natural Resource Conservation Services will talk about composting and rain gardens. Guests will learn how to use rain gardens as pollinator, butterfly and bird attractors. Information will be given about what native plants like rain gardens and the best locations for them. Also, a compost tumbler will be demonstrated to show guests how to recycle organic materials to build soil.

• Diane Myers of the Black Swamp Raptor Rehab Program in Pandora will introduce guests to several raptors that are not able to be released back into the wild. The birds are now used to educate people on their habitat and role in the ecosystem.

• Representatives from Pheasants Forever and the Division of Wildlife and Forestry will teach guests about a variety of warm season grasses, bluebird migration and forestry.

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