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It’s hot!

July 13, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern With temperatures soaring into the upper 90s this past week, it’s important to remember heat safety. To avoid possible death, stay cool and stay hydrated. The National Weather Service reported when the mercury started to rise recently, heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States,...

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FCMC awards scholarships to volunteers

July 13, 2013
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Franklin County Medical Center is proud of their Junior Volunteer program. Scholarships of $100 were awarded to Aubrey Barney and Taylor Panter who have served in the organization for several years, while volunteering hundreds of hours in that capacity. Volunteers are aged 14 – 18 years and give service in the Transitional Care during...

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Taylor turns over reins

July 12, 2013
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Barzee takes over as WS superintendent  By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Dr. Barbara Taylor recently completed her one-year assignment as superintendent of West Side School District and has turned the leadership reins over to Spencer Barzee. Taylor, who was a former Preston School District superintendent, was chosen in April 2012 to lead the...

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Hot, dry: June driest on record

July 12, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor It was hot and dry last month and the area set a record for the driest June ever with only .06 of an inch of moisture recorded in Preston. King Smith, who keeps official weather records for the National Weather Service, said that rainfall came on June 25....

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Vic Pearson settles into new prosecutor role

July 12, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern After moving his family from Pocatello to Preston nine months ago, county prosecutor Vic Pearson has settled into his new position. “It’s been a great move for my family and me,” Pearson said. “The job has been everything that I expected and more.” The law enforcement in Franklin County...

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Preston FFA wins state titles

July 11, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Hours of study and preparation paid off for several Preston High School FFA students recently at a State FFA Chapter Development contest in Moscow. The Preston FFA Chapter won two state titles. While most PHS students were beginning summer break, 19 FFA members were loading a bus for...

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PSD approves new m/o budget

July 11, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern The Preston School District Trustees has approved a new general maintenance and operation budget of $11,700,000 for the 2013- 14 school year. This year’s spending plan increased by $500,000, or five percent, compared to last year’s budget of $11,200,000. The highest general maintenance and operation budget was seen in...

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Kiss the goat: Four vie for the ‘privilege’

July 11, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Relay for Life team Franklin County Medical Center Home Care is conducting a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society by having the community vote on who will kiss a goat. The contestants competing to kiss the goat are Kelly Spackman, Dax Keller, Sheriff Dave Fryar and Saundra Hubbard. Whoever...

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Bennetts give estate to library as way of giving back

July 11, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Jerome L. and Fay W. Bennett gave their entire estate of $16, 224.13 to the Larsen-Sant Library recently. Attorney Steve Fuller, who handled their affairs, said the couple was not able to have children. But they loved kids and they loved reading, he said. “They gave all they...

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WS gets $138,718 grant

July 10, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – The West Side School District has just received a $138,718 technology grant from the Idaho Department of Education for one-to-one implementation of electronic devices at the Beutler Middle School this coming school year. This pilot project will implement a one-to-one ratio of iPads at the middle...

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