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.

Sexton, Ester

Written by David Green.

Ester M. Sexton, 91, of Broadway, Va., formerly of Fayette, Ohio, died Oct. 4, 2011, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va.

She was born June 26, 1920, in Neapolis, Ohio, to the late Ward T. and Emma P. (Heimer) Fuller. She married Jackson E. Sexton, and he preceded her in death in 1974.

Ester was a homemaker prior to working at the former Ohio Turnpike rest plaza near West Unity, Ohio. She retired from Archbold schools where she was employed as a custodian. She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, knitting and making quilts. She was a member of Fayette Christian Church-Disciples in Fayette.

Ester is survived by three daughters, Mary Alice Densmore of Negaunee, Mich., Carol (and Harold) Myers of Broadway, Va., and Ruth Marie Lovejoy of Edon, Ohio; three sisters, Ilabell Oden of Eugene, Ore., Bernice Springall of Toledo, Ohio, and Zella (and Arlyn) Mathewson of Temperance, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; 25  great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and two foster great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ester was preceded in death by three sisters, Emma Fuller, Elsie Fuller and Freedom Bird; three brothers, Willis Fuller, Melvin Fuller, and Dean Fuller; a son, Wilbur W. Sexton; and a great-granddaughter, Tammy Hills.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fayette Christian Church-Disciples in Fayette with Harold Myers and Pastor Gene Sugg officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette Christian Church-Disciples.

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