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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.

Zeigler, Robert

Written by David Green.

Robert J. Zeigler, 76, of Sun City Center, Fla., died Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at South Bay Hospital.

He was born in Swanton, Ohio, to the late John E. and Gladys (Myers) Zeigler. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Jean (Ferris) Zeigler.

Robert retired from Henkle Chemical Corporation after 40 years of service. He was a member of St. Andrews Church in Sun City Center.

He served in the 549th Military Police during the Korean War and was again called to duty during the Berlin Crisis with the 392nd Chemical Combat Support. He was not deactivated until after the start of the Vietnam War.

Robert was a life and charter member of the Morenci American Legion Post #368, with more than 50 years of membership. He was a life member of the Morenci Masonic Lodge #95,  a member of the Morenci Eagles #1297 (P.W.P.), a charter member of the Ruskin Eagles #4351, Ruskin Moose #813, Lenawee County 40 & 8 Voiture #997 and South Hillsborough Elks #2672. He served the Michigan American Legion Boys’ State in various functions for 17 years.

 In addition to his wife, Jean, Robert is survived by a daughter, Roberta Slee of Morenci, Mich.; a son, John (and Jean) Zeigler of Mason, Ohio; his special baby (Angel); a very close family friend, Marcia Swain, of Sun City Center, Fla.; six grandchildren, Stacey, Joshua, Jeremie and Ashley Blaker, and Christopher and Amanda Zeigler; four great-grandchildren, Brian, Michael, David and Logan Blaker; one brother, Jerry A.  (and Phyllis) Zeigler, two sisters-in-law, Margaret Burkhardt and Joyce Ferris-Mellott; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, an infant sister, two brothers-in-law and a niece.

A memorial service is planned at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Ruskin Eagles #4351. Local graveside services are scheduled at 2 p.m. July 28 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.

Donations in Robert’s memory can be sent to any Shriners Hospital or by visiting the website at www.shriners.com/hospitals/_hospitals_for_children/.

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