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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    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.

Hardy, Charlotte

Written by David Green.

Charlotte M. Hardy, 85, of Cynthia Drive, Fayette, Ohio, died June 15, 2013, at her home.

She was born Oct. 19, 1927, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Albert and Audrey (Henning) Kemper. She married Eugene T. Hardy on April 12, 1947, in Angola, Ind., and he preceded her in death Nov. 24, 1997.

Charlotte was a 1945 graduate of Clay High School in Oregon, Ohio. She lived the majority of her life in the Toledo area, where she was employed in the sales audit department for JC Penney department stores for more than 30 years until her retirement in 1998. Charlotte and Eugene moved to Fayette in 1991, where they became members of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church.

Charlotte was a dedicated advocate and volunteer for the Democratic Party, and she was an avid Ohio State sports fan. She had a skill and passion for crocheting, and she enjoyed giving blankets to her family members and for church festival raffles. She also enjoyed bowling and going to estate sales.

Charlotte is survived by three daughters, Linda (and Jon) Dydo of San Jose, Calif., Marsha (and Tom) Scampini of Richland, Mich., and Nancy Hardy of Wauseon, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Audra, Beth, Chloe, Rachel, Ben, Lee, and Trevor; and three great-grandchildren, Zach, Landyn, and Braylon.

In addition to her parents and husband, Charlotte was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Reid.

A Mass of Christian Burial is planned at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette with Father Marty Nassr as celebrant. A luncheon will follow and interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery in Toledo at 1:30 p.m. Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

Memorial donations are suggested to the CHP Hospice or Our Lady of Mercy Church.

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