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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.

Meck, Howard

Written by David Green.

Howard A. Meck, 93, of Archbold, Ohio, died June 25, 2013, in his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born July 21, 1919, to Clarence and Mable (Resh) Meck of Freeport, Ill.

He married Helen Roth on Aug. 20, 1950, and she survives.

He was a faithful member of Central Mennonite Church of Archbold. Howard served in Civilian Public Service from 1942 to 1946. He served on a variety of committees at Central and participated in many local mission opportunities. Throughout his adult years, Howard was self-employed as a bulldozer operator. He enjoyed family activities including reunions, lake time and table games.

In addition to his wife, Howard is survived by five children, Don (and Jane) Meck, Mary Lou (and Glen) Heck, Marvin (and Darlene) Rohrer-Meck, Mabel (and John) McFarland and Linda (and Kevin) Yoder; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three sisters, Martha Sieber of Champaign, Ill., Arlene Schaefer of Phoenix, Ariz., and Ethel Schmucker of Archbold.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorthy Sue, and one brother, Dr. Mervin Meck.

A Celebration of Life service is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Central Mennonite Church, with a meal following. Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.

The family suggests memorials to Mennonite Central Committee, Mennonite Disaster Service or Gideons International.

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