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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    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.

Curey, Keith "Corky"

Written by David Green.

Keith ‘Corky’ Curey

Keith ‘Corky’ Curey, 56, of Apopka, Fla., formerly of Morenci, died Sept. 2, 2007, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born April 10, 1951. He married Cindy Garrow, and she survives.

Corky was a Vietnam veteran, and was a member of the Morenci Fire Department for 25 years. He moved to Florida in 1973, and retired from the Orange County Public Schools transportation department. He was a member of the American Legion, DAV and VFW, and the Westside Community Church.

Besides his wife, Corky is survived by one son, Cameron, at home; two daughters, Kim Curey of Fayette and Kelly (and Joe) Kimling of Madeira, Ohio; three grandsons; one granddaughter; brothers, Ken (and Cathy) Curey of North Carolina, and R.D. (and Lou) and Andy Curey, both of Florida; two sisters-in-law, Cheryl (and Okey) Howard of Fayette, and Rosemary (and Larry) Dickerson of Morenci; a brother-in-law, Barry (and Joy) Garrow of Morenci; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is scheduled Sept. 8 at Westside Community Church in Apopka, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to the Morenci Fire Association.

Cards may be sent to Cindy Curey at 1252 Crossfield Dr., Apopka, FL 32703.

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