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.

Sevrence, Audrey

Written by David Green.

Audrey Arlene Sevrence, 82, of Fayette, Ohio, died Jan. 14, 2013, at Heartland of Wauseon.

She was born Nov. 5, 1930, in Montpelier, Ohio, to the late Ora and Mildred (Govin) Zolman. Audrey married Carl Jay Sevrence on Oct. 24, 1947, and he preceded her in death on March 27, 1984.

Audrey lived her early life in the Alvordton-Kunkle area and attended school in Kunkle. She retired in 1994 from Fayette Tubular Products, following more than 30 years of employment.

Audrey enjoyed fishing trips in Coldwater, Mich., as well as knitting and bowling. In her later life, she often spent time camping at Lazy River Campground with her friend, Ralph Powers.

Audrey is survived by her three daughters, Marsha (and Jerry) Leupp of Archbold, Ohio, Lois Sevrence of Fayette, and Amy (and Mike) Cuff of Fayette; five grandchildren, Nichole Leupp, Christopher Leupp, Melissa (and Troy) Bentley, Christina Cuff, and Michael Cuff; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ella Mae Borton.

A private memorial graveside service is planned at Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. There will be no public arrangements.

Arrangements were made by Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Gorham Fayette Fire Department.

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