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.

Leady, Norma

Written by David Green.

Norma Lynn Leady, 58, of rural Fayette,  Ohio, died June 30, 2012, at her home. 

She was born July 5, 1953, in Tecumseh, Mich., to James Norman and Royetta (Hall) Fredrick. She married Barry Leady on Oct. 13, 2006, in Fayette, and he survives.

Norma lived her early life in Tecumseh where she attended Tecumseh High School. She most recently was employed with the former MIG Plastics company in Fayette. Her family remembers her for her exceptional skill of cooking, as well as her enjoyment of knitting, reading and the challenge of crossword puzzles. Everyone enjoyed her company and she loved to socialize, especially with her family and friends.

Norma was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary in Tecumseh and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

She is survived by her husband, Barry, of Fayette; her mother, Royetta (and Bill) Major of Monroe, Mich.; a son, Ronnie Mac Louchart of Waldron, Mich.; four daughters, Heather Tirb (and Keith Benge) of Toledo, Ohio, Heidi Pringle of Eaton Rapids, Mich., Melissa (and Levi) Percy of Waldron, and Tiffany Wheeler of Montpelier, Ohio; two sisters, Kathy (and Terry) Holt of Friendswood, Texas, and Sheila Kelley of Irish Hills, Mich.; 27 grandchildren; and a newborn great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her father, Norman Fredrick; a daughter, Christine Louchart; a sister, Sheryl Goble; and her paternal and maternal grandparents.

Funeral services are planned at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Pastor Paul Baker officiating. Interment will follow in the Waldron Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and on Tuesday for one hour preceding the service.

Memorial donations are suggested to the family to aid with expenses.

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