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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.

Carpenter, William

Written by David Green.

William Carpenter, 90, died June 14, 2010.

He was born Aug. 8, 1919, on the gooseneck of Bean Creek in Evansport, Ohio, the son of Jay and Florence (Replogle) Carpenter.

Bill was baptized into the Pleasant Ridge Dunkard Brethren Church. On Aug. 8, 1942, in Montpelier, Ohio, he married Larena M. Pike. She preceded him in death on April 5, 2008.

Bill was called to the ministry in 1941 and ordained to the eldership in 1970.  He worked for 16 years at Comfort Tile Mill in Tecumseh and at Smith Douglas Fertilizer Company in Riga for 17 years. Bill also enjoyed farming for many years.

He lovingly cared for his wife of 65 years even through the tough times, especially after she developed Alzhiemer’s) which was a constant reminder to his children of what true love really is.

Bill is survived by four daughters, Carolyn Carpenter of Dallas Center, Iowa, Joan (and Arthur) Wheeler of Canandaigua, Mich., Janice (and Michael) Snedeker of Jackson, Mich., and Florence “Jean” (and James) Karabinus of Swanton, Ohio; four sons, Robert (and Clarice) Carpenter of Peru, Ind., Ronald (and Cynthia) Carpenter of Hudson,  Mich., Richard Carpenter of Canandaigua,  Mich., and Denzel (and Pamela) Carpenter of Morenci; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

Besides his wife, Bill was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, one in childhood and Genevieve Younglove; and three brothers, Irvin, John and David Carpenter.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 17, at the West Fulton Dunkard Brethren Church, west of Wauseon on Alternate 20, with Brother Fred Johnson officiating.  Burial will follow at the Smith Cemetery north of Pettisville, Ohio. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Eagle Funeral Home–Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

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