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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.

Brubaker, Roger

Written by David Green.

Roger E. Brubaker, 62, of Fayette, Ohio died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at his home.

He was born July 31, 1944, in Napoleon, Ohio, to Lester E. and Naomi (Elarton) Brubaker and they both survive. He married Diane Snyder on March 31, 1978, in Delta, Ohio and she survives.

Roger retired from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department in 2005, with more than 10 years of service and was previously the Chief of Police in Fayette for more than 18 years.

He graduated from Napoleon High School in 1962. He is a past Commander of Wauseon American Legion Post #265, a past member of Fayette Village Council and Gorham-Fayette Board of Education, a member of Fulton County Honor Guard, Wauseon V.F.W. Post #7424, AMVET Post #1313, Wauseon Masonic Lodge #349, Wauseon F.O.P. #135, Moose Lodge #788 and F.O.E. in Delta, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Surviving Roger besides his wife, Diane, of Fayette are his parents, Lester and Naomi Brubaker of Napoleon, Ohio; two daughters, JoLynn (and Jack) Curtis of Bryan, Ohio, and Debbie Bliss and Jerry Garza of Archbold, Ohio; four sons, Scott (and Lea) Brubaker and Robert (and Peggy) Brubaker, all of Fayette; David (and Chris) Brubaker of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Marc Brubaker and Nikki Hudik of Lyons, Ohio; two brothers, Robert (and Phyllis) Brubaker and Terry (and Sharon) Brubaker all of Napoleon; 15 grandchildren and one great grandson, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are planned at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette with Pastor Tom Bates officiating.

Military interment by the Fulton County Honor Guard will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Napoleon, Ohio.

Visitation is planned Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from noon until 8 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. Tuesday  at Eagle Funeral Home.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Fulton and Williams Counties or the American Cancer Society.

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