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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.

Zuvers, Russell

Written by David Green.

Russell Zuvers, 82, of Morenci, Mich., died Nov. 30, 2010, at Citizens for Quality Care in Morenci.

He was born July 23, 1928, in Morenci, the son of Ruby and Clara (Clark) Zuvers.  He married Helen E. Schoonover on Oct. 25, 1952, in Angola, Ind., and she preceded him in death Jan. 27, 1999.

Russell was a lifelong Morenci area resident.  He was employed at Morenci Rubber Products, retiring after 42 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Morenci American Legion Post #368 and the UAW  local #1154 of Adrian.

Russell is survived by a brother, Gary (and Marsha) Zuvers of Morenci; two nieces, Shirley Vanderpool and Roxie Apger, both of Morenci; three nephews, Jack (and Georgia) Zuvers, Merlin (and Bonnie) Zuvers and Donald (and Beverly) Zuvers, all of Morenci; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife, Russell was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Velma Blair, Hazel Breese and Helen M. Zuvers; and a brother, Verlin Zuvers.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Pastor Donna Galloway officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.  Visitation is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) and from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 

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