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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.

Wedding: Spieser/Briskey 03.16.2011

Written by David Green.

wedding.speiserRandall Mark Speiser and Hayley Marie Briskey were united in marriage Oct. 9, 2010, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hicksville, Ohio.

Todd Gilpin of Belleville, Mich., served as best man. Groomsmen were Roy Speiser, brother of the groom, from Morenci; Ryan Speiser, brother of the groom from Warren, Mich.; Paul Walters, brother of the bride from Blissfield, Mich.; Kade Johnson of Sinclair, Wyo.; Robert Hillman of Bryan, Ohio; Kory Cheesbro of Marshall, Mich.; Tim Paulsen of Sinclair, Wyo.; and Josh Nordstrom of Rawlins, Wyo.

Ushers were Zech Gerhardt, brother of the bride from Hicksville and Scott Bush of Bryan, Ohio. Stratyn Speiser, nephew of the groom, served as junior groomsman, and Kyler Blair, nephew of the bride, was the ring bearer.

Amy Bush of St. Joseph, Mich., served as matron of honor. Bridal attendants were Heather Blair, sister of the bride from Sherwood, Ohio; Natalie Zehr, sister of the bride, from Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Cassie Keegan of Sherwood, Ohio; Erin Hillman of Bryan, Ohio; Amanda Sherwood of Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; Laura Schindler of Defiance, Ohio; Kelsey Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Rebecca Rakoczy of Rawlins, Wyo.

Karli Blair, niece of the bride, was junior bridesmaid and Chandyn Speiser, niece of the groom, was flower girl.

The couple was married by the Rev. James Paulson.

Randy is the son of Dave and Marilyn Speiser of Morenci. He is a 2002 Morenci Area High School graduate and he attended Adrian College. He is employed as a corrections officer by the Wyoming Dept. of Corrections.

Hayley is the daughter of Dan and Darlene Briskey and Deb and Ed Walters, all of Hicksville, Ohio. She is a 2003 graduate of Fairview (Ohio) High School and a 2008 graduate of Adrian College. She is employed as a teacher by the Wyoming Dept. of Corrections.

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