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.

Moore, Hazel

Written by David Green.

Hazel W. Moore, 96, of Ann Arbor, Mich., formerly of Morenci, Mich., died Jan. 29, 2006 at Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor.

She was born March 5, 1909 in Continental, Ohio, the daughter of Philip and Viola (Van Vlerah) Geren. She married L. Dale Moore on Jan. 11, 1929 in Lima, Ohio. He preceded her in death July 20, 1984.

Hazel lived all her life in Morenci. She worked as an operator for the telephone company, a bookkeeper at Kellogg & Buck Flour Mill, and a secretary at Fauver Display Co., which made the first outdoor Christmas displays. She served as city librarian and city clerk, was a member of the First Congregational Church of Morenci and was an O.E.S. worthy matron. After her husband died, Hazel moved to Ann Arbor to be closer to her daughter.

Hazel is survived by one daughter, Molly (and William) Friedrichs of Ann Arbor, Mich. and three grandchildren, Lisa Olson, Mona Exinger and Hans Friedrichs. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers.

A private graveside service is planned at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci and a memorial service will be scheduled in March. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lenawee County Historical Society. Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel handled the local arrangements.

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