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.

Momyer, JoeAnn

Written by David Green.

Rachel “JoeAnne” Momyer, 71, of Fayette, Ohio, died May 14, 2007 at home. 

She was born Aug. 17, 1935, in Adrian, Mich., to George and Katheryn (Partridge) Smith. She married Donald L. Momyer Sept. 19, 1952, in Angola, Ind., and he survives.

JoeAnne graduated from Morenci High School in 1953. She was a member of Morenci Bible Fellowship Church and taught Sunday school in the Morenci area for more than 50 years. Her hobbies included crafts and music, and she dearly loved her children and grandchildren.

Besides her husband, JoeAnne is survived by six sons, Randy Momyer of Manistee, Mich., Kevin R. (and Jane) Momyer and Donald T. (and Tammy) Momyer, both of West Unity, Ohio, Timothy J. Momyer (and Birdie Baumgartner) of Fayette, Ohio, Patrick G. (and Debi) Momyer of Morenci, Mich., and Ronald L. (and Julie) Momyer of Wauseon, Ohio; 18 grandchildren, Joshua Momyer, Catrina, Ryan and Natasha Momyer, Zachary (and Lana) Rising, Dusty Rising and Matthew Momyer, Beth (and Rick) Manz, Crystal (and Shane) Campbell, Tammy and Carrie Davis, Kristy (and Joe) Castillo, Eric Momyer, Noah Momyer, Caleb (and Oliva) Momyer, Brittany, Jordan and Hannah Momyer; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Miller; one brother, Pearl William Smith; and one son, Allen L. Momyer.

Memorial services are scheduled at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at  Morenci Bible Fellowship Church with Rev. James Yatzek officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette.

Memorial contributions may be made to Morenci Bible Fellowship Church.

 

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