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.

Amos, Billy

Written by David Green.

Billy C. Amos, 63, of Fayette, Ohio, died Dec. 15, 2010, at Toledo Hospital.

He was born April 30, 1947, in Cricket County, N.C., to the late Quincy and Nettie (Bentley) Amos. He married Kathy Lichtenwald on Nov. 8, 1969, in Medina, Mich., and she survives.

Bill grew up in the Morenci, Mich., area and attended Morenci schools. He retired from TRW Automotive in Fayette. He is remembered for his love of working on lawn mowers with his two grandsons, and restoring old cars, most notably his ’36 Chevy two-door sedan. He was an avid camper, loved to fish, and enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his daughter, Lorianne Amos of Fayette; two grandsons, Travis and Trevor McClain; three sisters, Grace (and Jerry) Schlicht of Morenci, Polly (and Robert) Johnson of Fairfield, Mich., and Patricia (and Mike) Henley of Manitou Beach, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Garnet and LeRoy; and sisters, Margaret, Darlene, and Shirley.

Funeral services are planned at noon  Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Pastor Winston Hatcliff officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the family of Bill Amos.

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