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.

Evers, Joan

Written by David Green.

Joan M. Evers, 85, of Hillsdale, Mich., and formerly of Camden, died March 27, 2013, at her home.

She was born March 9, 1928, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Nelson and Alma (Bacon) Ives.  When her parents died, she was raised by her grandparents, Harvey and Edna Bacon, in Fayette, Ohio.

On Oct. 1, 1944, she married Rozell Nelson Evers and together they operated the family farm.  He preceded her in death in 1988. 

Joan worked for many years as a nurse at the Morenci Area Hospital and in the office of Dr. Tarr in Camden. She was also the office manager for Tru-Green, worked 10 years in the office of Edward Jones Investments in Hillsdale, and was a realtor for Hill Realty.

Joan was a devoted member of the Camden United Methodist Church and held many offices within the church. She was also a member of the Margaret Sessions Clark Circle in Hillsdale. Her membership in the Hillsdale Garden Club allowed her to pursue her love of flowers and gardening. 

Joan is survived by four children, Nelson (and Jan Jones) Evers of Tecumseh, Joseph (and Cindy) Evers of Dade City Fla., Linda (and Walter) Shiffler of Camden, Mich., and Howard (and Glenda) Evers of Gainesville Ga.; one sister, Beverly Amos of Canton Ga.; 12 grandchildren, Scott and Bradley Evers, Amber Burgess, Ben Shiffler and Emily Shiffler Senske, Ross and Rebecca Evers, Katherine Milliner, Frances Page, Beth Ender, Rachael and Rebecca Riggs, and 18 great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, John Ives.

Visitation is planned from 3-8 p.m. Saturday at Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel, Reading, Mich. Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday at the Camden United Methodist Church, with Reverend Ron Keller and Pastor Trevor McDermont officiating. Interment will follow in Camden Cemetery.   

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale County or Camden United Methodist Church.

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