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.

Wallace, Rex

Written by David Green.

Rex E. Wallace, 80, of St. Marys, Ohio, died Nov. 26, 2011.

He was born June 1, 1931, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of the late Vern and Sadie (Gleason) Wallace. On Aug. 22, 1952, he married Delores Brackman who survives.

Rex was a 1949 graduate of Gorham Fayette High School and a member of the Celina Moose. He retired as the Director of Parks & Wildlife for Grand Lake State Park where he served from 1976 to 1988.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Lester (and Tammy) Wallace of Clifton, Va., Charles (and Gal) Wallace of Canal Fulton, Ohio, and LaMar (and Theresa) Wallace of Centerville, Ohio; two daughters, Etta Marie (and Caleb) Kurtz of West Unity, Ohio, and Elaine (and David) Klosterman of Montezuma, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

Funeral services are planned at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Otterbein Senior Life Style Choices, with Rev. Carol Sainey officiating. Visitation is scheduled from 10 am to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Otterbein Senior Life Style Choices, St. Marys, Ohio. Burial will follow at Franklin Township Cemetery, Fayette, at a later date. Arrangements were made by Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, Ohio.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Otterbein Endowment Fund, Lake Restoration Community LCR or State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice.

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