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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.

George's Radio opening new location in Morenci 2013.04.24

Written by David Green.

Andy Slawinski is a fan of small towns and he loves to offer the services of the big city in a small town—especially when the word “service” stays with the sale.

That’s what he likes about about George’s Radio and Antenna Service, the business he bought from George Walworth in 2009.

In addition to antenna and tower work, Slawinski sells Sony TV products, two-way communication equipment, and Dish Network and Direct TV subscriptions.

If you call a nationally-advertised phone number for Dish Network, or if you pay for it at big store, you won’t see George’s truck pulling up at your house, Slawinski said. It’s a common misconception, he said. People often expect a local service person for installation and maintenance, but that’s not the way it works.

“There aren’t too many family-owned businesses that can sell at the national price,” Slawinski said, but George’s can, along with offering the service that’s lost with a big box purchase.

Slawinski is opening the Morenci store (in the former Movie Gallery building on Main Street) to reach customers in this area as well as in Hudson and north toward the lakes. The Wauseon location continues to serve customers in Ohio.

Andy and his wife, Alexandra, are owners of the business. Michelle McGarrity-Pugh will handle sales at the Morenci store while Brian Roth serves as the head technician. Tom Miller will work at both locations.

A grand opening is planned Saturday at George’s from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with refreshments and door prizes. The business will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 9 until noon on Saturdays.

Slawinski said he’s very impressed with Morenci and pleased with the friendly response he’s received from everyone he’s met.

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