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.

Caswell, Betty

Written by David Green.

Betty Caswell, 80, of Okemos, Mich., (formerly of California) died Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at her home.

She was born Oct. 26, 1926, in Los Angeles, Calif., the daughter of Nalvy and Gertrude (Triplett) Lamb. On June 9, 1946, in Calipatria, Calif., she married Leland N. Caswell.  He preceded her in death Sept. 1, 1987.

Betty was a licensed vocational nurse, living most of her life in California. She retired from nursing in 1982 after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Calipatria Community Church and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in California.

Betty is survived by two daughters, Leanna (and Mike) Malloy of Temecula, Calif., and Cynthia (and Richard) Miranda of Okemos; two sons, Terry (and Carolyn) Caswell of Holtville, Calif., and Mark (and Carol) Caswell of Las Vegas, Nev.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Jeanett Butler; and a brother, Dwight Lamb, both of California.

Besides her husband, Leland, Betty was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside service are scheduled at noon Monday, June 11, at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci, with visitation from 11 a.m. until service time at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

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