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.

Mills, Eileen

Written by David Green.

Eileen Mills, 76, of Memphis, Mo, formerly of Morenci, Mich., died June 3, 2010, at her home near the Farmer’s Lake Campground in Scotland County, Mo.

She was born Dec. 25, 1933, in Alvordton, Ohio, the daughter of Clifford and Mazie (Douglas) Clark.

Eileen married John Mills on Aug. 22, 1953 in Adrian, Mich., and  he survives.

She loved spending time with her family, fishing and serving as the caretaker of the Farmer’s Lake Campground. Her hobbies included volunteering for the Metro Parks of Toledo, Ohio, demonstrating 19th century craft skills such as blacksmithing, forging, coppering, weaving, wool spinning, quilling, candle dipping, bread making, wood carving, canning, rush weaving, making tools and wood turning projects.

She is survived by her husband, John; children, Richard and (and Karen) Mills of Sutter, Ill., Mary Mills (and special friend Gary Clark) of Hamilton, Ill., Eileen (and Mike) Garrison of Orland Park, Ill., Jackie Boman of Napoleon, Ohio, Kathleen (and Timothy) Murdock and John (and Shelly) Mills, all of Perrysburg, Ohio; four brothers and sisters, Myron (and Betty) Clark, Maurice Clark, Douglas (and) Harriet Clark, and Vedetta Crater, all of Michigan; 13 grandchildren, Keith and Nicole Mills, Lee Mills, Sheena Clark, Melissa Webb, Amy McDonnell, Melinda Boman, Amanda Boman, Amber Boman, Cody Boman, Sarah Murdock, Dominik Mills and Ryan Mills, and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law.

Graveside services are planned at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 6, at the Gorin Cemetery. Pastor Carrol Davenport, Hospice chaplain, will officiate.

Memorials are suggested to Northeast Missouri Hospice and can be mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.

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