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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.

Opera House announces line-up 2012.09.05

Written by David Green.

The Fayette Opera House has scheduled eight concerts as a part of  its 2012-13 Passport to Great Entertainment Season.

The Passport Season will feature three Sunday afternoon concerts through the Glasgow Reed Organ Series and five Saturday evening concerts in the Fayette Artist Series.

Both concert series are sponsored by the Fayette Community Fine Arts Council, and will be presented in Fayette’s Historic Opera House.

Glasgow Reed Organ Series

 The Glasgow Reed Organ Series  will open its season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept.  23, with organist Rodney Jantzi, of Toronto, Ont.

On Nov. 11, Brian and Laura Ebie of Akron, Ohio, will perform “A Patriotic Program” on the organ and flute at 3 p.m.

Terry Jankowski and Robin Bloomberg of Monroe County, Mich., will perform on organ and cello at 3 p.m. April 28.

Fayette Artist Series

Ten-40, the Bowling Green State University Men’s Vocal Ensemble, will open the Fayette Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

Other concerts scheduled are:

Dec. 1, the Joy Bells, a one-woman “hand bell sensation” from Detroit.

February 23, “Amelia Earhart” by Carol-Starre-Kmiecik, Historical Theater from Cleveland.

March 16, Elaine Romanelli, pianist from New York City.

April 13, Fiddlers ReStrung, young fiddlers from Saline, Mich.

All programs are scheduled at 7:30 at the Opera House.

The Opera House doors will open one hour before curtain time.

For more information, call 419/237-3111 and leave a message or contact any Fayette Arts Council member.

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