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.

Bachman, Lloyd

Written by David Green.

Lloyd E. Bachman, 84, died April 8, 2007, in Auburn, Calif. He was born Sept. 18, 1922 at home in Hudson, Mich., to Mae and George Bachman.

Lloyd was a 1940 graduate of Fayette High School. He met Julia Gill in 1942 and they were married in 1945. They resided in the San Francisco Bay area from 1945 to 1983 before moving to Pioneer, Calif. In 2000, they relocated in Auburn,  Calif.

Lloyd worked in sales and as a store manager. He was a big baseball fan and enjoyed fishing and traveling. He was a veteran of World War II and served on the U.S.S. New Mexico and the Rudyerd Bay in the Pacific.

He is survived by Julia, his wife of 61 years; sons Bruce (and Maysol) Bachman and Paul (and Elia) Bachman; daughter Beth (and Jim) Lantz; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; four nephews and three nieces.

Lloyd was preceded in death by two brothers, Glen and Hal.

 A memorial service was held April 14, at the First Congregational Church, 710 Auburn Ravine Rd., Auburn, Calif.

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