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Offices to close

November 20, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Government offices, schools, the postal service, banks and most retailers in Franklin County will be closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Franklin County and Preston City offices will close early on Wednesday (today) at 1 p.m. The landfill will be open all day Wednesday. Both county and...

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Church to offer annual free turkey dinner

November 20, 2012
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By CITIZEN STAFF  If you’ve got a real hankering for turkey or may not be with family or friends for a Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, the monthly community dinner is your answer. The free meal will be served at the Preston Community Presbyterian Church starting at 6 p.m. with the meal served until 7:30...

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Aggies capture WAC football title in thrilling fashion

November 17, 2012
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By Shawn Harrison, Logan Herald Journal With the Western Athletic Conference football title on the line Saturday at Ruston, La., Utah State rose up to the occasion and seized it. The Aggies jumped out to a 27-3 lead early in the third quarter and held on for dear life. No. 19 Louisiana Tech forced...

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Two grants move Academy work along

November 17, 2012
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer Scaffolding and plastic tenting conceal the talents of State Stone artisans as they begin restorative rockwork on the Oneida Stake Academy building this week. Two recent grants allowed the OSA Foundation to give State Stone the go ahead to start work. An anonymous donor provided $100,000 in...

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Help needed

November 16, 2012
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Volunteers requested for Christmas Basket program   By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor For the last 30-plus years, Preston Elks Lodge 1670, has opened its doors for volunteers to help assemble what may be Idaho’s largest Elks Christmas Basket program. Lodge members and volunteers sort through mountains of locally grown Idaho Russets (over a...

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Orders being taken for Thanksgiving Day pies, rolls

November 15, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Orders are now being taken by the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center (Community Center) for Thanksgiving Day pies and rolls. Loyal customers seem to appreciate the efforts those at the center make in their behalf during the Thanksgiving rush to get to “Grandma’s” house. Thanksgiving is just over...

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Poinsettia sale underway

November 15, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston High School’s FFA Chapter is holding its annual Poinsettia sale from now until Christmas. Ag instructor Josh Evans spearheaded the project a couple of years ago and said the Christmas “flowers” are available in 7 and 8.5-inch pots. He said ag students in his advanced greenhouse class...

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Ceremony opens pantry facility

November 14, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor After years of planning and approximately six weeks of construction work, a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning officially launched the Preston Community Food Pantry. Termed “a work in progress,” Fred Knowlton, Preston Community Food Pantry president, he thanked the Cache Valley community and several individuals for their help in...

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NRCS EQIP deadline Nov. 16

November 14, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Idaho Natural Resources Conservation Service is reminding producers that applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) are due Friday, Nov. 16, for fiscal year 2013 funding. Applications for four special initiatives funded through EQIP are also due: the Organic, On Farm Energy, Seasonal High Tunnel and...

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Prizes to be awarded after parade

November 13, 2012
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  By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Several merchants have stepped up to offer prize incentives for those who enter floats in this year’s Grand Lighted Parade scheduled next Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24. Stokes MarketPlace has donated a $500 shopping spree to be divided among winning entries, according to Brad Wall,...

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