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.

Roth, Phyllis

Written by David Green.

Phyllis A. Roth, 93, of Archbold, Ohio, died Feb. 6, 2013, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. 

She was born Jan. 3, 1920, in Stryker, Ohio, the daughter of Cletus and Elizabeth (Wyse) Aschliman. 

Phyllis was a resident of the Fayette area many years. She was a homemaker and worked for the Fayette School District for more than 10 years. She later volunteered at the Fulton County Health Center and at Sunshine Children’s Home. She enjoyed making a quilt for the high school graduation of each of her grandchildren.   She was a member of Inlet Mennonite Church, rural Wauseon.

Phyllis is survived by six children, Daryl (and Elaine) Roth of Engadine, Mich., Charlene (and John) May of Fayette, Paul (and Judy) Roth of Bryan, Ohio, Rod (and Debra) Roth of Archbold, Larry (and Kelly) Roth of Engadine, and Joyce Schaffner (and Steven Garcia) of Fayette; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Shirley Crampton of Bryan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Betty Beaverson; a son, Kenny Roth; a grandson; and two brothers, Stanley Aschliman and Verdene Aschliman.

Memorial services are planned at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fairlawn Chapel, with Pastors Rick Jones and Dale Wyse officiating. Interment will precede the service in Pettisville Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 3-7 p.m. Saturday at the Fairlawn Chapel.

Arrangements were made by Short Funeral Home in Archbold.

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