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Stay out of Christmas debt

November 22, 2012
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By LAURA SANT  Franklin County Extension Educator The holiday season seems to come earlier every year. Even before Halloween, the stores rush to put up their holiday merchandise, and television commercials tout all of the great items that are a must for this year. Society seems to encourage us to spend, spend, spend especially...

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FCMC remodel moves forward with input from hospital staff

November 21, 2012
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BY CITIZEN STAFF  Planning is going on in earnest in anticipation of the remodeling project at Franklin County Medical Center. “On-site”-based design sessions were held at the medical center Oct. 30 and 31, with members from impacted departments asked to provide input on what should be remodeled, when it should take place and how...

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Woman to lead rodeo committee for first time

November 21, 2012
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS Citizen staff writer For the first time in its 76-year history the committee that plans That Famous Preston Night Rodeo is headed by a woman. Kris Beckstead has been involved with the rodeo for almost 35 years: nine years as a committee member and 25 years as a committee members’...

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Police issue holiday safety warnings

November 21, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor On “Black Friday” and the following day most people are rushing around to get everything ready for Christmas and safety is not always at the forefront of their minds. The Preston Police Department is warning people to be careful this long, holiday weekend and during the annual Festival...

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Plans to rebuild mill underway

November 21, 2012
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By ROBERT S MERRILL  Assistant editor Plans are now in the works to rebuild a grain mill at Valley Wide Co-op in Preston. A fire caused approximately $5 million in damage on March 7 and destroyed the land-mark structure at 264 So. State. Demolition of the burned-out structure was completed in early summer by...

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Festival tradition continues

November 20, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor It’s all a go. The Grand Lighted Parade, the highlight of the Preston Festival of Lights, will happen both Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24, immediately following the fireworks. For two nights people come from near and far to watch the bright, lighted floats move slowly down...

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Mayor steps down

November 20, 2012
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By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer FRANKLIN – Franklin city Mayor Jeremy Kimpton stepped down as mayor, to accept the position of Franklin city administrator, with councilman Todd Hawkes named as acting mayor. Kimpton will begin a 35 hour week position, which will change to a 40 hour week in a few weeks. The...

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Season starts Girls drop two games

November 20, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The Lady Indians are off and running with new Head Coach Belinda Taylor. They kicked off their season with the Preston Jamboree on Saturday, Nov. 3. Preston’s home opener against Burley was Saturday, Nov. 10, where they lost 59-36. The Indians travelled to Bear Lake on Wednesday, Nov....

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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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