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.

Flint, Delbert

Written by David Green.

Delbert Flint, 73, of Terry Hwy., Morenci, Mich., died Saturday, April 28, 2007.

He was born March 31, 1934 in Clayton the son of Clyde and Stella (Simpson) Flint. On Nov. 28, 1970, he married Margaret Ann Petry.  She preceded him in death on March 26, 2003.

Delbert was a life long resident of the Morenci area. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and a  member of the Our Lady of Fatima in Lyons, Ohio. He was formerly employed as a custodian at the Morenci High School, retiring in 1996 after 22 years of service.

Delbert is survived by a daughter, Laura (and Timothy) Blaker of Morenci; a son, Bert “Tony” Flint of Morenci; three  grandchildren,  Bailey, Wade, and Clay; one sister, Rosetta Sallows; and two brothers, Eugene Flint and Clyde Flint, Jr.

Besides his wife, Margaret, Delbert was preceded in death by his parents;  infant son, Matthew  Eric; and six sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Our Lady of Mercy in Fayette, Ohio, with Father Gary Ferguson as celebrant. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery near Lyons, Ohio.

Visitation is scheduled Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

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