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.

Lumbrezer, Ruth

Written by David Green.

Ruth Mary Lumbrezer, 90, of County Road 22, Fayette, Ohio, died Oct. 16, 2012, at the Swanton Health Care nursing home in Swanton, Ohio.

She was born Nov. 12, 1921, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of the late Timothy and Hazel (Kunkel) Hartigan. She married Bernard J. “Dud” Lumbrezer on April 25, 1953, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Toledo, and he survives.

Ruth lived her early life in the Toledo and Assumption, Ohio, areas and settled in Fayette in 1962. She graduated from DeVilbiss High School in Toledo and furthered her education to become a registered nurse. Ruth worked for several years at Mercy Hospital in Toledo, and later at Morenci Area Hospital, where she retired. She is remembered for her love of cooking and baking. Ruth was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette.

In addition to her husband, Ruth is survived by a son, Dan Lumbrezer of Fayette; a son-in-law, Warren Black of Fayette; three grandchildren, Lindsey Smith of Columbia, S.C., Jennifer (and Ken) Kusz of Toledo, and Amanda Black of Fayette; and three great-grandchildren, Autumn Black, Hunter Smith and Benjamin Kusz.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; a son in infancy, Patrick Lumbrezer; a daughter, Vicki Black; brother and sister-in-law John (and Joanne) Hartigan; and a granddaughter in infancy, Erin Black.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Ruth Lumbrezer is planned at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette, with Father Robert Holden officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Assumption. Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, with a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Our Lady of Mercy Church, the Gorham-Fayette Fire Department, or a charity of the donor's choice.

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