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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.

Allen, Frederick

Written by David Green.

Fredrick Jay Allen, 62, died May 3, 2013, surrounded by his family.

Fred was born April 4, 1951, to the late Walter and Helen (Rushlow) Allen in Watertown, New York, and graduated from Watertown High School in 1969. On May 28, 1973, Fred married Regina Terzini in Watertown. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and received an honorable discharge in 1974. Upon his return from the military, Fred relocated to Syracuse, New York, for 20 years. While living in Syracuse, Fred was a member of the Carpenters Union and was later employed by General Motors Corporation. He also served several years with the Lyncourt Volunteer Fire Department. Fred transferred to Morenci in 1993 to continue employment with General Motors Corporation/Delphi Automotive Systems, retiring in 2006, after 30 years of service.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Christina (and James) Knight of Connorsville, Ind., Tracey (and David) Harvey, Jr., of Adrian, Mich., Maria Allen of Schenectady; a son, Frederick J. Allen, Jr., Toledo, Ohio; grandchildren, Jacob, Ciarra, Brian, Michael, David, Jordan, Karissa, Isaiah, Noah, Jermaine, Jr., and Michael; sister, Mary Allen; brothers, Thomas (and Bertha) Trygar and Bruce Allen, all of Watertown; mother-in-law, Margaret Terzini; sister-in-law, Barbara (and Gregory) Fernandez, both of Syracuse; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his half-brother, John "Jack" Allen; sister-in-law, Anne Trygar, of Watertown; and father-in-law, Amelio "Chops" Terzini, of Syracuse.

Fred will be remembered by his family for his great sense of humor, motorcycling, barbecuing, camping, ice fishing, snowmobiling, his love of the New York Yankees, Elvis and country music and spending time with his friends at Morning Fresh Bakery.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at St. Caspar Catholic Church in Wauseon, Ohio. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

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