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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.

A guest arrives for the coin toss 2012.10.17

Written by David Green.

coin toss.1As surprises go, it couldn’t have worked  out any better.

Morenci football co-captain Kendrick Taylor had no idea his older brother, Josh, would be home for the weekend. As Kendrick walked to the middle of the football field Friday night for the pre-game coin toss, he certainly had no idea Josh would be tossing the coin.

Josh was on the other side of the field and walked out of sight behind the Whiteford captains, hidden from his brother.

When the announcer told the crowd that Josh Taylor would toss the coin, Kendrick looked up and there stood his brother. It was a tearful moment for Kendrick and he gave his mother, Robyn, a hard time later for making him look like a baby on the field. She couldn’t help it. Josh’s arrival was a surprise for the entire family.

Josh serves in the U.S Army and is stationed at Ft. Bliss, Texas. The four-year veteran works in the Aviation Battalion and repairs Black Hawk helicopters. He served a one-year tour in Afghanistan and is expected to return there in February 2013.

Josh is a 2003 Morenci graduate.

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