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.

Community meal planned 2012.11.14

Written by David Green.

Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings at no cost?

It happens every year on Thanksgiving Day, courtesy of the Morenci Ministerial Association and a host of volunteers.

This year’s meal is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 22 in the high school cafeteria. 

Reservations are requested by Nov. 16 to help with planning. Call Jim and Judy Heiney at 517/458-6869 and let them know how many are coming.

The community meal was started several years ago as a means of providing a traditional meal for those unable to prepare one and to provide some fellowship for residents without any family nearby.

But it was never meant to exclude anyone and the event always draws an array of people who attend for a variety of reasons—chief among them to enjoy an excellent turkey dinner.

Everyone in the area is invited and there is no charge, but donations are always accepted to help with costs.

Meals can be delivered to those unable to attend. Addresses should be reported to the Heineys.

Anyone willing to volunteer with cooking, serving and cleaning up should call Rosemary Dickerson at 458-7511 or Renée Schroeder at 458-6829.

Please make reservations by this Friday.

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