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.

Emmons, Anita "Joan"

Written by David Green.

Anita “Joan” Emmons, 75, of Sand Creek, Mich., died June 13, 2012, at Provincial House.

Born Jan. 5, 1937, in Fayette, Ohio, she was the daughter of Donald and Marie (Richardson) Roth. She graduated from Morenci High School in 1954.

On March 12, 1955, Joan was married to Donald Emmons at her parents’ home.  Don, her husband of 57 years, survives.

Joan was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who not only cared for her family, but many other children as well.  She decorated many cakes for friends and family including her children’s wedding cakes. Joan was a faithful member of the Weston First Baptist Church where she was active in the Ladies Missionary Guild. She was known as a gifted seamstress and made clothing for missionary families.

In addition to her husband, Joan is survived by two daughters: Janis Emmons of Morenci and Judy (and Andrejs) Kalnmals of Chicago; one son, Curtis (and Julie) Emmons of Sand Creek; grandchildren Amanda, Christopher, Michael, and Liena; and her siblings: Jean (and Ross) Brazee of Wooster, Ohio; Jane (and Jr.) Kruse of Morenci; Janet (and Allen) Livingston of Hudson, Mich; and Jerry (and Liz) Roth of Adrian, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, at Wagley Funeral Home, with Rev. Duane Cross and Rev. Robert Farison officiating. Burial will follow at Sand Creek Cemetery. Visitation is planned at the funeral home from 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Memorial contributions in memory of Joan may be made to the Weston First Baptist Church or Erie West Hospice. 

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