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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.

Methodist church plans 12-12-12 event 2012.12-05

Written by David Green.

The date of 12-12-12 is a once-in-a-lifetime event, says Morenci United Methodist Church pastor Donna Galloway,  so church members decided to make it something special in another way: a free meal for the community.

The church will sponsor a free spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the church basement. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and beverages. Guests are invited to decorate their own Christmas cookies for dessert.

The dinner is the same night as the Morenci Elementary School Christmas program and Rev. Galloway is hoping families will take advantage of the meal and have one thing less to worry about while getting ready for the music program. Kids will have the opportunity to an ornament for their Christmas tree.

“It’s just a way to say we celebrated together on a very unique day, in a very different way,” Rev. Galloway said. “Christmas is a season of giving and it can be busy. We just want to allow families to have an opportunity for some fun together and making memories, and slow down a bit to enjoy the season.”

A few young ladies from the church work with some older members each week to learn cooking skills, Rev. Galloway said, and they will prepare cookies for the spaghetti dinner. They will also help to prepare the bread and serve the meal.

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