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.

Beaverson, Jana

Written by David Green.

Jana Sue Beaverson, 51, of Fayette, Ohio, died Oct. 9, 2010, at her home, surrounded by her loving family and caregivers.

She was born Nov. 10, 1958, in Athens, Ohio, to Lowell and Ann (Cox) Beaverson.

Jana graduated from Gorham Fayette High School with the Class of 1977. She obtained her license to sell insurance in 1993 and has since worked for her father’s business, Lowell Beaverson Insurance Agency, in Fayette.

She was a 20-year member of the Fayette Lions Club, serving 15 of those years as its secretary. She also belonged to the Morenci American Legion Auxiliary Post 368 for 22 years, and was a member of the Fayette American Legion.

Jana had a love of history, and was especially fond of the Civil War era. She was active with the 21st Ohio Civil War Reenactment Unit and the 21st Ohio Ladies Auxiliary Reenactment Unit.

Surviving Jana are her father, Lowell, of Fayette; mother, Ann (and Kenneth) Lemley of Adrian, Mich.;  special friend, Myron Hallett, of Fayette; four sisters, Lisa Beaverson of Hillard, Ohio, Karen (and Marten) Claussen of Derry, N.H., Ellen Beaverson of West Unity, Ohio, and Susan Gochanour of Hillsdale, Mich.; step-brothers, Kenneth (and Lori) Lemley II of Jasper, Mich., and Kinsey (and Janet) Lemley of Blissfield, Mich.; one step-sister, Dawn (and Jason) Fisher of Blissfield; four nieces and three nephews; and her beloved cats, Callie and Keyes.  

Jana was preceded in death by a daughter in infancy, Ann Marie Beaverson; her paternal grandparents, Lowell and Lelia Beaverson; and her maternal grandparents, Robert and Ethel Cox.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Rev. Gene Sugg officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Union Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Fayette Lions Club.

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