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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    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.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Carncross, Mary

Written by David Green.

Mary M. Carncross, 85, of Fayette, Ohio, and formerly of Toledo, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon, Ohio, where she was a resident for three and a half years.

She was born Jan. 9, 1922, in Fayette to Roscoe and Hazelle (Graham) Griffin. She met her future husband, Eugene, while playing in the Morenci Band. They were married Aug. 22, 1954, in Fayette and he preceded her in death Dec. 31, 1993.

Mary graduated from Fayette High School in 1939 and from the Toledo Hospital School of Nursing in 1942. She retired as Supervisor of Nursing from Toledo Hospital in 1988 with more than 45 years of service.

She was general secretary of the Toledo Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association for 50 years (1954-2004) and belonged to the South Fairfield Arbor (Gleaners) in which she was named Fraternalist of the Year in 1999. Mary was also a member of Fayette United Methodist Church, Fayette Lions Club and Fayette Fine Arts Council.

Surviving Mary is one son, Craig Carncross, of Fayette; one daughter, Martha Carncross, of Toledo; two canine companions, Buster and Prinz; one sister in-law, Marilyn Griffin, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; one brother in-law, Charles Carncross, of Zephyrhills, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one brother, Lawrence Griffin, in 1988.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette with Pastor Laura Clark officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to Fayette Opera House, Fayette United Methodist Church or Gorham Fayette Fire and Rescue.

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