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.

Powers, Clark

Written by David Green.

Clark Wayne Powers, 79, died on his birthday, June 8, 2006, at the Cheboygan Tendercare Facility in Cheboygan, Mich.

He was born June 8, 1927 in Morenci, to Floyd L. and Zelma (Bachman) Powers. He was the sixth of eight children. He married Betty Joyce Foster on June 25, 1949 at the Morenci Methodist Church, and she survives.

Clark graduated from Morenci High School in 1947. He coached Morenci Little League baseball for many years. He retired from Blissfield Manufacturing in June 1991 and moved to Smokey Valley acres near Pelston, Mich., where he loved to hunt and tinker with different projects. He was a life member and past Master of Morenci Masonic Lodge.

Besides his wife, Clark is survived by a brother, Lyman A. (and Martha) Powers of Wauseon, Ohio; a sister, Betty L. Funk of Morenci; 32 nieces and nephews and numerous great and great-great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lowell, Lynn “Bun” and Lyle “Cub,” and sisters, Maxine Hartman and Mary Anne Leffingwell.

A public memorial service is scheduled at 3 p.m. June 22 at the Morenci American Legion. Cremation has already taken place and burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Memorial contributions may be made to Morenci Little League or the charity of the donors choice.

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