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.

Barden, Boyd

Written by David Green.

Boyd Barden, 94, of Lyons, Ohio, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at Kingston Residence in Sylvania, Ohio.

Boyd was born Dec. 20, 1915, to Jesse and Mabel (Standish) Barden in the home he would live in for the majority of his life.  On Nov. 24, 1936, he married Alice Wheeler, who survives.

Boyd was a farmer in Fulton County, Ohio, his entire working life. He also served as a milk hauler for Driggs Dairy, both cans and bulk milk.  His life was his family and community.  He served in various positions in the Universalist Church of Lyons, Ohio.  He also served on the Lyons Board of Education for many years.

In addition to his wife, Boyd is survived by two daughters, Arlene Wilson of Sylvania, Ohio, and Bette Hudnutt of Maumee, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Holly Wilson of Oxford, Ohio, Steve (and Jody) Wilson of Columbus, Ohio, Gretchen (and Sam) Strausbaugh of Defiance, Ohio, Tim (and Amy) Pennington, Mike (and Denise) Pennington, Bill (and Sarah) Pennington, all of Lyons, Ohio, Dave (and Bethany) Hudnutt of Durham, N.C., and Mark (and Jennifer) Hudnutt of Columbus; and 17 great-grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by a son, Jackie, who died shortly after birth in 1941; a daughter, Karen Cox, who preceded him in death in 2008; and a granddaughter, Cindy Pennington, preceded him in death in 1965.

Visitation is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Eagle Funeral Home-Fink Chapel in Morenci, Mich.  A celebratory service will follow the visitation at 3 p.m. A private graveside service will be at the Lyons Cemetery in Lyons, Ohio. 

Memorial donations are suggested to the Universalist Church of Lyons, Ohio, the Lyons Royalton Township Fire Department or a Hospice organization of the donor’s choice.

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