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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.

Lavinder/Waack wedding 11.26.08

Written by David Green.

wedding.waack.jpgWhitney Alane Waack and Nicholas Lee Lavinder were united in marriage Nov. 1, 2008, at Shiloh Christian Union Church in Delta. Nick Tule, brother-in-law of the bride, performed the ceremony.

Kendra Batdorf of Wauseon, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were sister of the bride Hayley Tule of Wauseon, Lauren Bishop of West Unity, and Aleasha Kelly and Breena O’Neil, both of Fayette. Lola Adriana was the flower girl and honorary flower babies were Karsyn Kennedy Lavinder and Ella Clare Tule.

Chad Lavinder, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Justin Rodriguez, David Sallows, Timo Salinas and Ben Sly, all of Fayette. Ushers were brother-in-law of the bride, Jason Batdorf, of Wauseon; brother of the groom, Seth Lavinder, of West Unity; and Sam Beers, also of West Unity. Chase Moats of Fayette and nephew of the bride, Benjamin Tule, of Wauseon were ring bearers.

A reception followed the ceremony at the Delta American Legion.

Whitney is the daughter of Jeffrey and Penny Waack of Wauseon. Nicholas is the son of Jeffrey and Dodie Cuff and Trent and Nancy Lavinder, all of Fayette.

Following a short honeymoon, the couple has made their home in Fayette with their daughters, Lola and Karsyn.

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