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.

Huyghe, Julia

Written by David Green.

Julia Laura Huyghe, 86, of Lyons, Ohio, died Aug. 17, 2006 at Parkcliffe Alzheimer’s Community in Toledo, Ohio.

She was born Jan. 8, 1920 in Fayette, Ohio, to Michael and Febronie (VanCoppenolle) Bonte. She married Albert Huyghe on Jan. 8, 1937, and he preceded her in death July 12, 1997.

Julia helped her husband with the farm and was also employed at Bancroft Cleaners in Morenci, Wood & Wood Poultry in Lyons, and retired in 1982 from Sheridan in Wauseon, Ohio. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Parish in Lyons and its Rosary Altar Society. She loved working in her flower garden.

Julia is survived by a son, Wayne (and Deborah) Huyghe of Toledo; grandsons, Gregory (and Jennifer) Huyghe of Toledo, Todd Huyghe of Arlington, Va., and Andrew Huyghe of Bowling Green, Ohio, and sisters, Irene Carson and Laura Welch, both of Adrian, Mich.

Besides her husband, Julia was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister, Elida May, and brothers, Norman and Armand Bonte.

Visitation is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption with Fr. Dennis Metzger officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parkcliffe Alzheimer’s Community or Heartland Hospice.

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