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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.

Mason, Robert

Written by David Green.

Robert Mason, 86, of Cardinal Drive, Archbold, Ohio, died May 9, 2007, at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold.

He was born April 19, 1921, in Waldron, Mich., the son of Robert and Famie (Coman) Mason. He married Donna (Hephner) Williams Dec. 12, 1967, in Jackson, Mich., and she survives.

Robert was formerly from Waldron where he served as mayor for nine years, postmaster for 37 years, and was a member of the Waldron Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years during World War II and two years in the Korean War. He retired from the Navy Dec. 16, 1981. He was a member of the Elks, the Moose Lodge, the American Legion, Chief Petty Officers Association, Fleet Reserve, and the National League of Postmasters.

Besides his wife, Robert is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Ann Mason of Jackson; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Sue (and Joe) Kizer of Waldron; a stepson, Robert Lee (and Sharon) Williams of Adrian; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; four step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley (and Jim) Schmucker of Waldron; and two brothers, Wendell (and Joan) Mason of Traverse City and John “Jack” (and LaDonna) Mason of Jackson.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Helen Williams.

Following Robert's request, there will be no funeral or visitation. He will be buried in Waldron Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold or the Waldron Library.

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