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.

Ewing, Millicent

Written by David Green.

Millicent E. Ewing, 93, of Van Wert, Ohio, died May 25, 2006 at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.

She was born April 23, 1913 in Fayette, Ohio, the daughter of Nell (Macgowan) and Howard Gamber. She married William Paul Ewing in June 1942 and he died Jan. 18, 1993.

Millicent taught home economics and physical education at Fayette High School for seven years before she moved to San Francisco, Calif. She and her husband moved to Van Wert after World War II and bought the former Van Wert Lumber and ran it for 29 years as Ewing Lumber.

She was a member of the Van Wert Women’s Club and the Van Wert American Legion Auxiliary and a life member of the Van Wert Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Van Wert, Ohio.

Millicent is survived by a daughter, Paula (and Gordon) Stemen of Van Wert; two grandchildren, Brian Stemen of Columbus, Ohio, and Andrew Stemen of Van Wert; a nephew, William Ralston and two nieces, Nancy Calvert and Sally Lane.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Elvira Ralston, and  two brothers, William Gamber and Raymond Dick Gamber, in infancy.

Services were May 27 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Edward Jillson officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Health Professionals—Hospice or First Presbyterian Church.

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