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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.

Gallup, Donna

Written by David Green.

Donna May Gallup, 71, of Lyons, Ohio, died Jan. 31, 2011, in her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born Nov. 14, 1939, in Berkey, Ohio, to Leo and Rosella (Miller) Eisel.  She graduated from Metamora High School in 1957. Donna married Richard Gallup on Jan. 9, 1960.

She was a very active member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Altar Rosary Society, and election board. Donna was well known for her cooking, and she loved to quilt and crochet. She had a strong dedication to her family, friends, neighbors and the farm. Donna was a founding partner in State Line Farms and was the cement that held it together during difficult times.

She is survived by her husband;  children, Gary (and Laura) Gallup, Barbara (and Roy) Kunkle, Linda Gallup, Sharon (and Matthew) Mignin, and Amy (and Joe) Frasier; grandchildren, Kaitlin and Mitchell Gallup, Jessie, Glen and Dillon Kunkle, Elizabeth Mignin, and Logan and Dalton Frasier; siblings, Charles and Orville Eisel, Helen Grime, Marie Messner, Rose Gleckler, Carol Gleckler and Alice Mack; sisters-in-law Joyce Eisel and Rosemary Pontius.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Rita Lumbrezer and Louella Eisel; and brothers, Jim and Leon Eisel.

Visitation is planned from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora, where a Rosary service is scheduled at 7:30 p.m.  Visitation is also planned from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, where a Mass of Resurrection will begin at 11 a.m., with Fr. Ron Schock and Fr. Steven Majoros officiating.  Interment will follow at Lyons Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Fulton and Williams County Hospice.

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