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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.

Smith, Anthony

Written by David Green.

Anthony E. Smith, 73, of rural Fayette,  Ohio, died Dec. 24, 2010, at Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Ohio.

He was born July 13, 1937, in Delta, Ohio, to the late Frank and Emma (Sanderson) Smith. He married Mary Flynn in Toledo, Ohio, and she preceded him in death.

Anthony was a 1955 graduate of Delta High School, and served more than 20 years as a lieutenant for the Toledo Fire Department Fire Station #9. He served in the United States Army with the 54th Engineer Battalion “Combat and Strike Outfit.”

He had been a resident of Fayette since 1995. Anthony, a devoted father, enjoyed farming and took pride in caring for his family. He also had a love for antique tractors and always enjoyed the annual National Threshers Reunion.

Surviving Anthony are two sons, Daniel Smith and Timothy Smith; two daughters, Anne Smith of Fayette, and Lisa (and Randy) Nerenberg, Sr., of Montpelier, Ohio; a grandson, Randy, Jr.; three brothers, Gary Smith, Kenneth Smith, and S. Ray Smith; and four sisters, Betty (and Bob) Holmes, Sue Dominique, Peg Shaw, and Sharon (and Ed) Allen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a son, William Joseph Smith; a sister, Janet Fitch; and a brother, Ronnie Smith.

Funeral services are planned at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Rev. Katherine Currier officiating. Interment will take place at Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania, Ohio. Visitation is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday until time of the service.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorial contributions to the family of Anthony Smith.

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