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.

Amos, Tracy

Written by David Green.

Tracy Jane Amos, 47, of Adrian, Mich., died Sept. 16, 2012, at home surrounded by her family.

She was born Aug. 18, 1965, in Adrian, to Earl Andrew and Susan Jane (Stetten) Byers. She married Alan Dwayne Amos on April 7, 1982, and he survives.

Tracy enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren and her dog, Whiskey.

Besides her husband, Alan, Tracy is survived by her mother, Susan Byers; a son, Alan Amos II of Adrian; two daughters, Macy Amos of Brooklyn, Mich., and Sara Amos of Adrian; one brother, Earl Byers II of Adrian; three sisters, Tabatha (and Lonnie Tompkins) Giberson of Clayton, Mich., Tressa Arnold of Adrian and Tina (and James) Lyons of Hudson, Mich.; grandparents, Joe Shewman of Lansing, Mich., and Levina Shewman of Clayton; and grandchildren, Arianna May Amos and Logan Amos.

She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Byers; grandparents, Paul Byers, Wilma Allison, Barb Byers and George Stetten; one cousin, Andrew Byers; a niece, Olivia Morrow; an uncle, Roger Allison; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Margaret Ann and Joseph Andrew Amos.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday at Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian with John Rath officiating. Burial will follow in North Dover Cemetery. Visitation is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Anderson Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.

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