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.

Green, Phyllis

Written by David Green.

Phyllis Green, 84, formerly of Morenci, Mich., died Oct. 23, 2012, at Spectrum Health in Reed City, Mich.

She was born March 11, 1928, in West Unity, Ohio, the daughter of Doyte and Rena (Porter) Rich.  On June 8, 1951, she married Amos M. Green, Jr., in Morenci.  He preceded her in death on July 24, 1988.

Phyllis was a homemaker who worked as a correspondent for the Adrian Telegram and as a nurses's aide for a number of years.  Besides residing in Morenci, Phyllis spent many years in Hillsdale, Mich., Aiken, S.C., and Evart, Mich.  She was a member of the Morenci American Legion Auxiliary, the Morenci First Baptist Church, the Hillsdale First Baptist Church, the Marion Street Baptist Church in Aiken, and the South Side Free Will Baptist Church in Aiken.

Phyllis is survived by three daughters, Debra MacDonald of Evart, Janice Scott of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Maureen (and Tommy) Walling of Warrenville, S.C.; one son,  Keith Green of Aiken; a brother, Robert Rich of Rushville, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-step-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Amie Jo, in infancy; a son, Terrel in 2008, and a infant grandson, Douglas MacDonald.

Funeral services are planned at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday until the time of service.

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