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.

Bailey, Gladys

Written by David Green.

Gladys M. Bailey, 85, of Fayette, Ohio, died Jan. 21, 2013, at Heartland of Wauseon.

She was born Sept. 8, 1927, in West Unity, Ohio, to the late Leonard and Suzie (Keiser) Siegel. Gladys married George LaVern Bailey on Aug. 15, 1948, in Fayette, and he preceded her in death on April 24, 2002.

Gladys grew up in the West Unity area and was a graduate of Alvordton School. She worked more than 20 years at Peter Stamping in Fayette. Gladys was a devoted member of the Fayette Firebelles and formerly attended the Fayette Christian Church-Disciples. She is remembered for her love and skill of gardening—especially tending her sweet corn and flowerbeds—and she also enjoyed playing shuffleboard during trips to Florida.

Gladys is survived by two sons, Jerry (and Kay) Bailey of Waldron, Mich., and Allen Bailey (and Debbie Wilenius) of Hudson, Mich.; a brother, Lloyd Siegel of West Unity; a sister, Doris Snow of Bryan, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Janice (and Doug) Siegel of West Unity; eight grandchildren, and  21 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Larry and Gary Bailey; and two siblings, Harold and Betty.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Rev. Gene Sugg officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 2-8 p.m. Monday.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Gorham Fayette Fire Department or the American Cancer Society.

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