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.

Morenci Citizens of the Month 2013.03.13

Written by David Green.

Citizens of the Month for February were recognized at the the Feb. 4 Morenci Board of Education meeting.

Dustin Kimbrell is a junior who is described as respectful, responsible and mature. He is a creative learner with a great attitude. He volunteered to act as “Super Dog” in a series of yearbook skits even though he is not on the yearbook staff.

Dustin is representing Morenci Area High School with artwork traveling to Moriyama, Japan, for the months of February and March. He is persistent when working on projects and strives to do his best work.

Dustin is the son of David Kimbrell and Billie Kimbrell.

Jocelyn Collar is in the seventh grade. She exhibits drive and determination to improve and succeed. While some subjects do not come easily to her, she puts in the extra effort to attend lunchtime or after-school tutoring sessions to help her get a grasp of concepts she does not understand. She has a positive attitude, is considerate to other students and is a hard worker.

Jocelyn is the daughter of Jeremy Collar and Jennifer Collar.

Brennan Osborn is in Mrs. Zuvers’ fourth grade class. He is a conscientious, hard worker. He completes all his assignments and participates well in class. He has a good sense of humor and a ready smile, and is a good role model who always does the right thing.

Brennan is the son of Brad and Melissa Osborn.

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