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.

Loar, Helen

Written by David Green.

Helen A. Loar, 95, of Brooklyn, Mich., died Aug. 30, 2010.

She was born March 28, 1915, near Seneca, Mich., the daughter of Albert and Anna (Miller) Jones. She married H. Dale Loar, and he preceded her in death.

Helen and Dale lived in Blissfield before moving to Morenci where Helen worked at Bancroft Cleaners. They moved to Brooklyn in 1955.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Helen is survived by daughters Catharine Lapczynski of Caldonia, Mich. and Barbara (and Richard) Parks of Horton, Mich.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and all her siblings, Maude Smith, Dewaine Jones, Amos Jones, Evans Jones, Ora Jones, and Edith Jeanette Staelens.

A memorial service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Skiff Lake Bible Church, 8277 S. Jackson Rd., in Clarklake,  Mich.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods, 8214 Pfeiffer Farms Dr. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315; Brooklyn Presbyterian Church, 160 N. Main St., Brooklyn, MI 49230; or Rural Bible Mission, P.O. Box 128, Plainwell, MI 49080.

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