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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.

2013.06.05 Larry Lucas: Recycling center options

Written by David Green.

 

In regard to the coming closing of the Morenci Recycle Center:

1. I would like to commend them on such a  friendly well-kept facility.

2. I do not pay taxes for the privilege to use the facility. The local company that I personally bring recyclables from has contributed for years in materials that could be sold.

3. I am a little concerned that the losses published seem to be quite extreme.

4. Have you tried to bargain with the Werlor Company or Modern Waste for some of your losses?

5. Did anyone consider opening fewer hours or without a city employee there? Those of us who regularly use the service are capable of changing a box or operating the baler short of changing a bale. We dealt with that situation before Mrs. Schisler was hired.

6. Have you considered having volunteers from the area help out?

7. How about an organization taking it over for a fund-raiser/community service?

8. I am amazed how you accept that Modern Waste will always pull out the recyclables in the clear plastic bags at the landfill no matter what the condition.

9. Did you consider the people who come to use the center may buy gas, stop by one of the stores, etc.?

10. Thanks to Mr. Yenor for the vision of a recycle center. It was never meant to be a for-profit service. As I remember, it was to help with the one bag requirement.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

– Larry Lucas

Morenci Road

 

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