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.

Clark, James "Bill"

Written by David Green.

James “Bill” Clark, 79, of Shierson Highway, Manitou Beach, Mich., died April 16, 2007 at his home.

He was born Oct. 21, 1927 in Warsaw, Ind., the son of Fred and Myrtle (King) Clark. He married Reva Miner on Oct. 2, 1948 in Angola, Ind., and she survives.

Bill was a lifelong Morenci area resident. He was employed as a tool and die maker at General Motors prior to retirement. He was a member of the Morenci First Congregational Church, Eastern Star, Masonic Lodge #95 and the Morenci Legion Post #368. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Besides his wife, Bill is survived by a daughter, Valerie (and David) Milliman of Manitou Beach; two sons, Jim (and Diana) Clark of Manitou Beach and Jon (and Cathy) Clark of Morenci; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorothy Dunten of Morenci and Evelyn Stites of Fayette, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Richard and Samuel.

Memorial services are planned at 2 p.m. April 22 at Morenci First Congregational Church with Rev. Brad Heiple officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements were handled by Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

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