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.

Rhodes, Geneva

Written by David Green.

Geneva Ruth Rhodes, 88, formerly of West Unity, Ohio, died Dec. 7, 2007, at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.

She was born June 17, 1919, in Williams County, Ohio, to Melvin and Laura (Eberly) Fisher. She married Charles R. Rhodes Aug. 7, 1937, in West Unity, Ohio, and he preceded her in death Nov. 2, 1994.

Geneva retired from Gendron, Inc., in 1984 with more than 20 years of service. She was a 1937 West Unity High School graduate.

She was a member of the Fayette Church of the Nazarene and Fayette Senior Citizens. She enjoyed reading and writing to her pen pals.

Surviving Geneva is one daughter, Ruth Ann (and Larry) Borton of West Unity; four granddaughters, Annette (and Keith) Jones of Wauseon, Ohio, Pam Borton of Minneapolis, Minn., Lisa Borton of West Unity, and Lori (and Ted) Cobb of Fayette, Ohio; six great-grandchildren, Amanda Butler, Jessica Jones, and Austin, Trevor, Brandon and Derek Cobb; and one great-grandson, Jaysen Nospro.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Paul Fisher; and one great-grandson, Caleb Jones.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at the Fayette Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Winston Hatcliff officiating. Visitation is planned from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette Church of the Nazarene.

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