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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.

Event to mark Skelton's absence 2012.11.14

Written by David Green.

Three events are planned Nov. 25 in Morenci marking the two-year anniversary of the disappearance of the three Skelton boys.

Unveiling a plaque and releasing lanterns are among the events scheduled at Wakefield Park, with other activities planned at the fire hall.

Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton disappeared from their home Nov. 26, 2010, and have remained missing ever since. Their father, John, is in prison serving a sentence for the unlawful imprisonment of his sons and police consider the case a murder investigation.

“AAT Awareness Event” will begin at 3 p.m. in the park with the unveiling of a plaque that will be placed on a memorial rock. The rock and three trees were placed in the park a year ago.

Age-progressed photographs of the three boys will be shown if the work is completed on time by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. When the boys disappeared, Andrew was nine years old. His brother Alexander was seven and Tanner was five.

At the fire station, commemorative holiday ornaments will be decorated and refreshments will be served. A bake sale and other fund-raising activities will take in donations for AAT Awareness.

Following those events, Chinese lanterns will be released at Wakefield Park. The lanterns will be available for purchase for anyone who wants to participate.

To obtain more information about the Skelton case, visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/missingskeltonbrothers.

Morenci Chief of Police Larry Weeks told city council members Monday the Skelton case remains active and barely a day goes by without some activity related to the case.

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