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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    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.

Flu vaccines 2013.01.16

Written by David Green.

There is an increase in influenza and influenza-like illnesses throughout Fulton County and nationwide. So what can you do to protect yourself from the flu?  

Getting a flu vaccination can reduce the risk of getting the flu, especially when there is a good match between the circulating strains and the vaccine that’s been manufactured. The risk of contracting the flu can also be reduced by washing hands frequently and carefully with soap and water. Anyone who does become ill should stay home, rest, and drink plenty of fluids.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends vaccination against the flu for anyone age six months and older, but it’s especially important for pregnant women, children younger than age five, people age 65 and older, and those with chronic medical conditions or a compromised immune system.

The Fulton County Health Department still has flu vaccines available for all ages. They are available each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $10 for children through age 18 and $20 for adults.

High dose vaccine is also available for people age 65 and over. Medicaid and Medicare is accepted.

For more information, call Mike Oricko at 419/337-0915.

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