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.

Ferguson, Glennis

Written by David Green.

Glennis Martin Ferguson, 52, of S. Gorham Street, Fayette, died unexpectedly June 6, 2012, in Gorham Township.

He was born June 12, 1959, in Hudson, Mich., to Earl M. and L. Dolores (Kingsley) Ferguson. He married his high school sweetheart, Paula Jean VanAssche, on Jan. 26, 1980, and she survives.

Glennis lived his entire life in Fayette. He graduated from Gorham Fayette High School in 1977, and later served on its Board of Education. He managed the Fayette Super Valu store for several years after high school, and most recently was employed as a branch manager at Perfection Bakeries in Temperance, Mich. 

A true handyman, Glennis enjoyed working outdoors, woodworking and mechanics. He enjoyed all types of sports. He had a deep love for his family, in which he instilled the values of hard work, determination and pride. His helpful spirit and comforting smile will be sorely missed. Glennis was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette.

Besides his wife, Glennis is survived by his parents, Earl and Dee Ferguson of Fayette; five children, Rebecca Jean (and Dug) Senters of Perrysburg, Ohio, Nicole Marie Ferguson of Fort Wayne, Ind., Jason Martin (and Lindsey) Ferguson of Fayette; Kristin May (and fiancée Mat Johnson) of Fayette; and Kevin James Ferguson at home; a sister, Lynne Ferguson (and Matt Moats) of Fayette; two grandchildren, Caleb Martin and Carly Renee Ferguson of Fayette; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Glennis and Juanita Ferguson; maternal grandparents, Harry and Alice Kingsley; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, T. James and Geraldine VanAssche.

A mass of Christian burial is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 11, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette with Father Fred Duschl as celebrant. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is planned from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

Memorial contributions may be made in Glennis’s honor to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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