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.

LaGore, L. June

Written by David Green.

L. June LaGore, 87, of Adrian, Mich., died April 22, 2007, at Bixby Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 22, 1919, near Morenci, the daughter of Charles E. and Lillie (Leonard) Shields. She married Cecil LaGore of Jackson on Oct. 28, 1945, and he preceded her in death Nov. 9, 1985.

June was a graduate of Morenci High School and Davis Business College of Toledo. She served as first aid instructor with the American Red Cross during World War II, while working at Hurd Lock.

After the war she helped with the farming, studied with Moody Bible Institute and taught Sunday school for 40 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Morenci for many years, and more recently was a member of the Maple Avenue Bible Church.

June took a course with Famous Artist School and made several paintings. She enjoyed oil painting. During the last 10 years, she studied photography, winning awards and photographing wildlife and flowers.

June is survived by two sons, James (and Kristine) LaGore of Brodbeck, Pa., and Robert (and Sarah) LaGore of Lexington, Ky.; five grandchildren, Chadburn, Camille and Corinne LaGore and Stephen and Amber LaGore; a niece, Patricia Moran, and several other nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, June was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Earl, Verne, Gene, Vance, Verle and Linus Shields; two sisters, Mae Almyra Shields and Blanche Demlow, and a daughter, Judy.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. April 26 at Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian with Pastor Gene Reitz officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25.

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

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