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.

Morrow, Arthur

Written by David Green.

Arthur Ray Morrow, 94, of Pompana Beach, Fla., died Oct. 11, 2007.

He was born March 28, 1913, in Coshocton, Ohio, to Wilmer and Daisy (Strauss) Morrow. He married his wife of 75 years, Helen Lucille White, and in 1948 the family moved from Cambridge, Ohio, to Michigan.

During his years in Michigan, Arthur was the president and chairman of the board of Morenci Rubber Products in Morenci. He also devoted much of his time to the Bloomfield Village Volunteer Fire and Police Department and retired as fire chief and police commissioner.

Arthur was a lifetime member of the BPOE Lodge #448 in Cambridge, and an associate member of BPOE Lodge #1898 in Pompano Beach. He received his Master Mason Degree in 1952 and was a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner of Moslem Temple in Detroit.

In 1993, Arthur and Helen moved to Pompano Beach to retire and enjoy life.

Besides his wife, Arthur is survived by a daughter, Jean (and Richard) Black; a son, Mike (and Midge) Morrow; grandchildren, Andy Morrow, Allison Morrow, Richard (and Leigh Ann) Black, and James Black; and great-grandchildren, Scott, Brian, Eric, Keith, Stephanie, Kristin and Cassandra Black.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Tommy Ray Morrow, in 1938.

Funeral services were Oct. 15 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Pompano Beach.

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