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Mutton Bustin sign-ups announced

July 2, 2013
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This year’s annual Mutton Bustin event, held in conjunction with That Famous Preston Night Rodeo, will be by sign-up only. Only 12 contestants will be allowed to perform each of the three nights and they must weigh less than 50 pounds and be under six years old. The sign-up will be done on a...

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Celebrating the centennial

June 29, 2013
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MORRISON WILLOW VALLEY 4X4

By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer Franklin County residents are invited to a birthday party for the county’s centennial on July 24th at Benson Park. The fun begins with an opening ceremony at 1 p.m. The park will then be filled with free old fashioned games such as foot races and marble and...

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Nearly half of renters can’t afford rent

June 29, 2013
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WILLOW VALLEY 6X4.5

BY CITIZEN STAFF  Nearly half of Franklin County residents who are renters – 45 percent according to the U.S. Census Bureau – cannot afford to pay fair market rent for a two-bedroom apartment. That’s based on a price of $622 a month, said a poverty report recently released for the state’s 44 counties by...

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Dayton July 4 activities set

June 29, 2013
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FCMC CARA ALDER 3X6

BY CITIZEN STAFF  DAYTON – You can take your pick of activities to fill your 4th of July at the West Side 2013 Celebration presented by the City of Dayton. It starts with bell ringing throughout the city at 6:15 a.m. throughout Dayton followed by flag raising at 6:45 a.m. Fun Run registration is...

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Weston to continue Pioneer Day Celebration

June 28, 2013
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3ON3 BBALL TOURNEY 2013

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor WESTON – Weston’s Pioneer Day celebration will be held on Saturday, July 20, and continues an annual tradition with many different activities. “It’s going to be a good, old– fashioned celebration,” said Mayor Camille Larsen, who is helping organize and coordinate the event this year. “There will be...

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Relay exceeds goal

June 28, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  Citizen staff writer For the first time Relay For Life has come to Preston. It’s goal, at the outset, was to register 25 teams and raise $30,000. Support from the community has been outstanding, organizers said. Since a kickoff on Wednesday, April 3 at Pop ‘n’ Pin Lanes, 33 teams have...

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EMT Gayland Taylor retires

June 27, 2013
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PARKWAY FOOT 2X5

By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Sitting on his front porch, Gayland Taylor recalled the years past-putting out fires and responding to various emergencies. Taylor will retire the end of June after 40 years of service as a volunteer fireman and EMT. The Preston Fire Department awarded him a plaque for his service Wednesday night....

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Campgrounds ready

June 27, 2013
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LAMONTS 5X3 A-C CHECK

Potable water available; cautions given    By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Potable water will be available at Willow Flat and Albert Moser campgrounds for the Fourth of July holiday, said Forest Service officials. Potable water will also be usable for Emigration Canyon and the Resource, Conservation and Development (RC&D) campgrounds, now under supervision...

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Rodeoers do well

June 26, 2013
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ORCHARD ESTATES 2X2

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor One cowboy and two cowgirls from Franklin County participated in what some call the Rose Bowl of college rodeo, the National Intercollegiate Association Rodeo Finals in Casper earlier this month. Over 400 athletes from 100 colleges across the country participated in the finals held from June 9-15. Kiara...

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Barzee named superintendent

June 26, 2013
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STRICTLY BALLROOM 4X5 6-2013

Telford takes over as H.S. principal    By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – The West Side School District has a new superintendent and a high school principal. Spencer Barzee, named in April 2012 as assistant superintendent, has assumed responsibilities to lead the district. Tyler Telford, who has served as the middle school...

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