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.

Clark, DeWayne

Written by David Green.

DeWayne A. Clark, 80, of Hudson, Mich., died July 1, 2006 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich.

He was born June 12, 1926 in Alvordton, Ohio, the son of Clifford and Mazie (Douglass) Clark. He married Clela M. Koop in the Ransom Congregational Church on Jan. 22, 1950, and she survives.

DeWayne was a lifelong resident of the Clayton, Hudson and Pittsford areas. He was a graduate of the last class to graduate from Clayton High School. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a lifelong farmer, a miller at Pittsford Feed Mill was also a milk hauler. He worked at the Hudson Senior Center and was a member of Thornhill Baptist Church in Hudson.

Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, DeWarren (and Gloria) Clark of Waldron, DeLoy Clark of Osseo, Delwinn (and Susan) Clark of North Adams and Deryl (and Rhonda) Clark of Adrian; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Myron (and Betty) Clark of Prattville and Maurice (and Leora) Clark and Douglas (and Harriett) Clark, both of Morenci; two sisters, Vedetta Crater of Hudson and Eileen (and John) Mills of Missouri and two special friends, Brenda Vaugh of Hillsdale and Kay Carleton of Stockbridge.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Charles Crater.

Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson with Pastor Elton Spurgeon officiating. Burial will follow in Leonardson Cemetery in Pittsford, with military rites.

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