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Toone slated for book signing

July 10, 2013
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Toone slated for book signing

By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Award – winning journalist and author Trent Toone will be signing copies of his first book, “No Excuses, No Regrets: The Eric Weddle Story,” Friday, July 19, from noon to 3 p.m. at The Preston Citizen Bookstore. Toone looks forward to visiting Preston. “I love Preston,” Toone said. “Even...

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Hollingsworth named Queen

July 9, 2013
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By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Preston resident Claira Hollingsworth, 20, was named That Famous Preston Night Rodeo Queen on May 31. Hollingsworth is the first rodeo queen from Preston in the past decade. Hollingsworth, daughter of Jeff and Lee Hollingsworth, also received the Horsemanship Award and Speech. She will ride in the Professional Rodeo...

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Citizen to hold grand re-opening

July 9, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Preston Citizen bookstore will show off its new look, Thursday through Saturday; July 18, 19 from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. then on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday. The inside of The Preston Citizen building...

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Edwards named rodeo parade grand marshal

July 9, 2013
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By RANAE EDWARDS  For The Citizen Steve Edwards has been chosen to be the grand marshal for this year’s “That Famous Preston Night Rodeo” parade. Edwards has been a literal life-long citizen of Preston, having been born in the Preston Hospital and growing old within a three-block radius of there. Edwards has worn many...

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Moosman memorial almost completed

July 8, 2013
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Moosman memorial almost completed

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A memorial granite bench recognizing Cody O. Moosman for his ultimate sacrifice to his country and community was placed in the Preston City Park on July 3, exactly one year after he lost his life while serving in the Army in Afghanistan. Early that evening someone placed...

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Ranch Rodeo to kick off this year’s fair

July 6, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL, Assistant editor It looks like this year’s Franklin County Fair will lead off on Saturday, Aug. 10, with a Ranch Rodeo. The fair itself will be packed with a variety of events, from the rodeo to the bull bonanza to entertainment. “There apparently is a conflict with other regional motocross...

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Fire destroys Riverdale house

July 5, 2013
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Fire destroys Riverdale house

By ROBERT S. MERRILL, Assistant editor RIVERDALE– A early morning house fire on July 3 completely destroyed a house occupied by Lewis Munson at 1457 East 4600 No. There were no injuries. The fire was called in to the Franklin County Sheriff’s office at 12:34 a.m. and was caused by a malfunctioning exhaust fan...

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PGCC to host mixed couples scramble; tourney results listed

July 5, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Golf and Country Club will be hosting a mixed (couples) scramble on Friday, July 12. It will be a shotgun start with a maximum of 30 teams. The cost is $20 for members with a cart and $30 for non-members with a cart. Handicap is not required,...

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Annual Spectacular changed to July 19

July 4, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Rotary Fireworks Spectacular date has been changed from July 24, to Friday, July 19, said Rotarian Pat Nealy. Due to the rodeo date and the problems associated the noise and calamity fireworks can cause livestock the Rotary Club decided to change it to an earlier date. Nealy...

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Summer reading sparks interest of county youth

July 4, 2013
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BY CITIZEN STAFF  Whoever said reading is dead didn’t see the young generation immersing themselves in reading and related activities each Wednesday in June at the Larsen-Sant Library. Kids from pre-school age through adolescents took part in the Friends of the Library’s Summer Reading Program. And while the formal program has ended for those...

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