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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.

Fayette Youth Invasion 2013 scheduled Aug. 4-6 2013.05.30

Written by David Green.

Youths from six Fayette churches will come together again this summer to help out in a variety of projects for those in need of a helping hand.

The Fayette Youth Invasion 2013—a mission trip at home—is scheduled Aug. 4-6 to help make the community a better place to live.

Youths and chaperones will live at the high school for three days, going out into the community each day to take part in service projects.

Representatives from area churches have met to organize activities and discuss work sites, but they’re hoping to hear from area citizens about project ideas and assistance.

The group is looking for commitments of assistance in the form of time donated, work supplies, equipment or money. The level of involvement would be up to each volunteer. Donations are tax deductible and should be made through one the six area Fayette churches.

Each project suggestion will be evaluated following a brief site inspection to satisfy safety concerns. Students will not participate in any roof work.

Work projects could involve  landscaping, yard work, interior and exterior house painting, house cleaning, light construction projects and other chores.

To assist with the Youth Invasion or to request an on-site evaluation, contact your local church or Robyn Bingman at 237-0019; Vickie Cox at 237-1411; or Anita Van Zile  at 237-3019.

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