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First stake center in county had alter ego

April 1, 2014
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  By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer That Franklin County residents have always supported the arts is no question. Many notable performers and artists hail from the little communities that make up this corner of the state, such as Jason Rich, Tyler Castleton, Glen Edwards and Jared Hess. We have the Bennett Cup,...

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WS BPA goes to nationals

April 1, 2014
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN WS reporter   West Side High School’s Business Professionals of America team had its state competition recently and under business teacher Vance Reeder’s direction, eight students will be representing the Pirates at the national conference in Indianapolis next month. At the state competition Taya Nash and Whitnee Smart were honored for...

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Classifieds – Apr. 2, 2014

April 1, 2014
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Pitching Pigeons

April 1, 2014
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Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM    It all started when he saw an advertisement for people interested in joining a pigeon-racing club in Logan about nine years ago. Since then, Bo Weeks has been into the thick of training and racing his birds. The races stretch anywhere from 70 to 500 miles....

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Citizen offers Facebook classifieds

April 1, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Citizen editor Classified advertising is an under-appreciated way to sell items cluttering the garage or shed in order to make some extra money. The Preston Citizen is offering a Facebook group, “The REAL Preston Idaho Classifieds.” When trying to get rid of some of your “older” household items or get...

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Vehicles allowed on city streets again

April 1, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor It’s a sure sign of spring in Preston as robins are pecking on the lawn and geese are flying overhead. Residents are taking advantage of a few warm days and doing early-season yard work. And vehicles will once again be allowed to park overnight on city streets, beginning...

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Preston FFA places first

April 1, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston’s FFA parliamentary team placed first among area schools at a recent district Parliamentary Procedure and Speaking Care Development contest at West Side High School. The win qualifies the team to compete at a state contest at Twin Falls next month, said Larin Crossley, FFA instructor at Preston....

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FFA speakers capture titles

April 1, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – Two West Side FFA members won the Southeastern Idaho District FFA Speaking event held last week at West Side High School. McKenzie Aston placed first in prepared public speaking with an eight-minute speech entitled, “Media Mythbusters.” Her presentation emphasized the effect the media has on public...

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Local health expo set for April 26

April 1, 2014
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By CITIZEN STAFF  If it’s spring it must soon be time for “Nacho” Ordinary Health Expo. The annual event sponsored by Franklin County Medical Center in conjunction with many others will be held April 26 from 8 a.m.-noon in the old gym at Preston High School. Admission is free. “There are lots of activities...

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Idaho employment hit record in December

April 1, 2014
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More Idahoans found jobs in December than in any other month in 20 years, pushing total employment to a record 728,600 and the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate down to 5.7 percent, its lowest level in over five years. Preliminary estimates by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed nearly 3,800 Idaho workers found jobs...

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