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.

Christenson, Shirley

Written by David Green.

Shirley M. Christenson, 76, of Grand Blanc, Mich., died May 28, 2006 at her home.

She was born Jan. 6, 1930 in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Ralph and Beatrice Maynard. She married Carl E. Christenson on June 10, 1950 in East Pointe, Mich., and he survives.

Shirley was a resident of the Dearborn area for more than 40 years before she moved to Grand Blanc. She attended Michigan State University and received a bachelor of arts degree from Madonna University. She taught physical therapy and gerontology for adult education in several Michigan school districts.

She was a member of Findlater Chapter O.E.S., the American Legion Auxiliary and Kappa Gamma Pi Honorary Society.

Besides her husband, Shirley is survived by three children, Dr. Karla F. Christenson of Grand Blanc, Paul E. (and Valerie) Christenson of California, and Alan C. (and Jean) Christenson of Arizona; a grandson, James (and Jennifer) Christenson of Virginia; a great-granddaughter, Verity Christenson and a great-grandson, Brodan Christenson, both of North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Dale, in 1991; her father and mother-in-law, Robert and Lucy Christenson and a grandson, Robert Christenson.

Services are scheduled at 1 p.m. June 2 at Eagle Funeral Home Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Dorothy Okray officiating. Visitation is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. June 1 and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service June 2. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Memorial contributions may be made to Doctors Without Borders.

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