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.

Frederick, Betty Ann

Written by David Green.

Betty Ann Frederick, 71 of Sand Creek, Mich., died July 15, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice of Lenawee.  

Betty was born March 4, 1941, in Adrian, Mich., to Woodrow and Marjorie (Detroyer) Reynolds. On Aug. 12, 1956, she married Charles Lee Frederick, he preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 2004.  

Betty was a valve tester with Sedco/Primore Corporation until her retirement in November 2001.  She was a member of Sand Creek Community Church and the Sand Creek Community Church Ladies Aid.  She enjoyed cooking for her family, gardening, flowers, and fishing with her husband. She also enjoyed bird watching, Sand Creek school sports and University of Michigan football.

Betty is survived by three sons, Keith Frederick of Morenci, Mich., Kenneth (and Marie) Frederick of Adrian, and Kevin (and Dawn) Frederick of Sand Creek; one daughter, Kimberly Force of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with Pastor Jamie Driskill officiating. Burial will be in Sand Creek Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Anderson Funeral Home.  

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee or Sand Creek Community Church.

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