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.

Roman, Mark

Written by David Green.

Mark Roman, 52, of rural Fayette, Ohio, died May 14, 2012, at home after a year-long battle with cancer.

Mark worked in the air conditioning and heating business as a sheet metal installer and was employed with Best Heating and Cooling for 14 years and with Whitford Heating and Cooling for five years.

Mark is survived by his wife, Bonnie; three daughters, Heather Lockwood and Kellie Jackson, both of Tampa, Fla., and Crystal Gootee of Addison, Mich.; one son, Richard Rowland of Reading, Mich.; three sisters, Shelly (and Bob) Morgan of Knoxville, Tenn., Ilona (and Jeff) Borg of Addison and Yvonne (and Tony) Meadows of Redford, Mich.; five brothers, a twin, Matthew Roman of Madison Heights, Mich., Michael (and Keri) Roman III of Indianapolis, Ind., Leon (and Bridgette) Blackburn of Maybee, Mich., Chris (and Carol) Yorch of Lake City, Mich. and Tony Yorch of Punta Gorda, Fla.; six nephews; eight nieces; and 17 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Margaret Roman, Jr.; and a son, Matthew Rowland.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. May 26, at Munson United Brethren Church, 13836 Munson Hwy., with Pastor Don Merillat officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to  Hospice of Williams and Fulton Counties through Community Health Professionals, 230 Westfield Dr., Archbold, OH 43502.

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