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.

Short, Jeffrey

Written by David Green.

Jeffrey Allen Short, 51, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Aug. 13, 2011.

Jeff grew up in Fayette, Ohio. He was a member of the Gorham Fayette High School of 1978, and earned a degree from Ohio State University. He was known as a devoted friend to countless people from Fayette to the West Coast, and he lived his life with a passion that was infectious. 

Jeff is survived by his wife, Brigid (Graham) Hanson Short of Cincinnati; a son, Alex Hanson; parents, Colenzo and Joy (Hesselschwardt) Short; mother-in-law, Mary Graham of Cincinnati; two brothers, Jerry (and Linda) Short of Fayette, Jon (and Judi) Short of Antwerp, Ohio; one sister, Julie (and Mark) Schumacher; two sisters-in-law, Maureen (and Pat) Gray and JoAnn Graham of Cincinnati; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Terry Lee Short, and grandparents.

 A Mass of Christian Burial is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette, with Father Gary Ferguson as celebrant. Visitation is scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Eagle Funeral Home- Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Mercy Foundation, Mercy Hospital Anderson Cardiac Care Unit, P.O. Box 428553, Cincinnati, OH 45242; Thomas A. Wildey School PTO, P.O. Box 8 Owensville, OH 45160; or Ventura Moose Family Center 1394, 10269 Telephone Road, Ventura, CA  93004-3508.

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