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.

Gaddes, Frances

Written by David Green.

Frances V. Gaddes, 83, of Fayette, Ohio, died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Ohio.

She was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Germano, Ohio, to Charles F. and Agnes E. (Moore) Heisler. She married Gilmore G. Snair on May 1, 1944, in Mingo Junction, Ohio, and he preceded her in death March 23, 1989. She then married William R. Gaddes on Nov. 25, 1989, in Kissimmee, Fla., and he preceded her in death on April 20, 2003.

Frances graduated from Mingo Junction High School in 1941.  She   was a member of the First Christian Church in Homossa Springs, Fla., the Red Hat Society in Fayette and the Senior Citizen Center in Fayette.

Surviving Frances are two daughters, Barbara E. (and Michael) Crist of Auburndale, Fla., and Becky S. (and Douglas) Erskin of Morenci, Mich.; one son, William H. Snair of Lancaster, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Nancy Kaye (and James) Hiscock of Coldwater, Mich., and Carolyn Gerace of Flint, Mich.; one stepson, William R. (and Carole) Gaddes, Jr., of Waterford, Mich.; one brother, Charles William (and Marge) Heisler of Rialto, Calif.; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands and one sister, Betty Bell.

Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette with Rev. James Hopkins officiating.  Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette.          Visitation is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

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