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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.

Schaffner, Robert

Written by David Green.

Robert L. Schaffner, 80, of Wauseon, Ohio, died Aug. 24, 2006, surrounded by his loving family, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon.

He was born Nov. 27, 1925 in Fayette, Ohio, the son of Earl and Helen (Quillet) Schaffner. He married Janis Figy on Oct. 5, 1949, and she preceded him in death in 2001.

Robert was a lifelong area farmer. Prior to his retirement, he also worked for Delta Livestock, Figy’s Poultry Farm, Ziegler’s Feeder Pigs, Doctor Bay Veterinarian and Kolb Feed Mill in Wauseon. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First Church of God in Wauseon, where he was active in the men’s group. He was also a member of the Robinson-Gibbs American Legion Post in Wauseon and the 100 Bushel Corn Club. He was a former member of the Pike Township School PTA.

Robert is survived by four sons, Brent (and Sandi) Schaffner of Alvordton, Brian “Shifty” (and Julie) Schaffner, Tim (and Deb) Schaffner and Rusty (and Michelle) Schaffner, all of Wauseon; two daughters, Rhonda (and Mike) Borton and Sandra (and Tom) Cunningham, both of Wauseon; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul (and Goldie) Schaffner of Fayette; two sisters, Ardith Rupp of Archbold and Lynette (and Norm) Hooker of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Kay Schaffner; his parents, and one brother, Arlen Schaffner.

Funeral services are Aug. 28 at the First Church of God in Wauseon with Pastor Wes Glines officiating. Burial will follow in the Wauseon Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of God or Fulton Manor.

Arrangements were handled by Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home.

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