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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.

Denning, Doris

Written by David Green.

Doris Denning, 97, of Morenci, Mich., died Nov. 3, 2011, at the Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian, Mich.

She was born Dec. 5, 1913, in Seneca Twp., Mich., the daughter of Amos and Mariam (Lord) Ford.  On Aug. 9, 1955, in Angola, Ind., she married James H. Denning. He preceded her in death April 18, 1988.

Doris lived all of her life in the Morenci area. She attended the Weston United Methodist Church and was formerly employed at Hurd Lock in Adrian.

Survivors include two daughters, M. Jacquelin (and Zale) Fether of Gladwin, Mich., and Beverly (and Arlie) Pickles of Sand Creek, Mich.; a son, Ronald (and Joyce) Bachman of Montgomery, Mich.; two step-daughters, Catherine Smith of Plymouth, Mich., and Barbara (and John) Fouty of North Adams, Mich.; grandchildren, Michael (and Martha) Fether, Ken (and Diane) Fether, Curtis (and Irene) Fether, Cheryll (and Paul) Stewart, David Pickles, Douglas (and Londa) Pickles, Ronald (and Denise) Bachman, Jr., and Richard (and Paula) Bachman; step-grandchildren, Garret Masters, Matthew Masters, Brittan “BJ” (and Jolie) Masters, James Smith, John Smith, Gregg (and Ruth) Fouty, Douglas (and Ann) Fouty, Steve Fouty, Brenda (and Jim) Todoroff, and Beth (and Bill) Stokka; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Fether, Ashley Fether, Joel (and Jessica) Fether, Zachary (and Amber) Fether, Andrew Fether, Matthew (and Heidi) Fether, Jennifer (and Rob) Goldsmith, Brian Fether, Laurie (and Casey) Randolph, Nikki Zenk, Adam (and Kim) Zenk, Michael Stewart, Andrea Pickles, Amanda (and Wes) Merkel, and Melissa Bachman; step-great grandchildren, Rachel Smith, Alan (and Heidi) Fouty, David Fouty, Thomas Fouty, Ben Fouty, Paige Fouty, Christopher Todoroff, Jessica Todoroff, Kelli Todoroff, and Kenneth Stokka; great-great-grandchildren, Claire Fether, Kelsey, Brayden, Taylor, Bryce and Braxton Randolph, Estelle and Eva Coant, Graham Callendar, and Douglas “DJ” Ott and Eleanor Ott; and step-great-great-grandchildren, Gregory, Catherine, Timothy, Michael, Grace, Carson and Collin Fouty.

In addition to her husband, Doris was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Folette Thompson, Eleanora Sallows and Verda Fallon; five brothers, Marion, Mahlon, Kenneth, Kermit and Everett Ford; and a step-great-great-granddaughter, Sara Smith.

Funeral services are planned at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Joel Fether officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Monday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Green Gables Activity Fund at the Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian.

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