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WS girls drop two on road

December 10, 2013
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter The West Side girls’ basketball team played two games this last week, both of them away. On Thursday, Dec. 5, they traveled to American Falls and on Saturday, Dec. 7, they went to Firth. The Pirates lost both games, 47-28 and 52-22, respectively. Next week the Pirates play...

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PHS girls struggle against Century, Burley Bobcats

December 10, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The Indian girls played at home last week against Burley and Century and lost both games. The opposing teams took full advantage of Preston’s slow start in both games and the Indians were unable to overcome the early deficit. Preston will host Pocatello on Wednesday, Dec. 11, before...

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Preston boys successful

December 10, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer The boys basketball team had a successful week against Minico and West Side, beating the Spartans on the road and the Pirates at home. They will head to Marsh Valley on Wednesday, Dec. 11, to play at 7:30 p.m. and Century on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m....

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Academy donations offer tax deductions

December 9, 2013
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The Oneida Stake Academy is decorated for the holidays and the
Academy Foundation would like to let the public know there are options
other than cash donations that will help restore the building.

By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer Individuals looking for end of the year tax-deductions can find a worthy cause to support in the restoration of the Oneida Stake Academy building as a community center/museum of local history. Board members of the Oneida Stake Academy Foundation want to let the public know there are...

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Manuel Patino does well on his road trips

December 7, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Each week Manuel Patino packs up his used U-Haul box truck or his 2013 Dodge Extra Cab and 18-foot trailer with merchandise from his store on 82 So. State Street in Preston and goes on a road trip. He stops at migrant trailers and neighborhoods from Preston to...

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Industrial park study discussed by county commission

December 6, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A proposal to fund a study of a new industrial park location in Franklin County was made on Tuesday to Franklin County Commissioners by Kathy Ray, four-county economic development advisor. The reason for the proposed study, according to Ray, is the current industrial park located on 800 West...

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Books are in for ‘Let’s Talk About It’

December 6, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  The books have arrived, ready to be checked out for next year’s “Let’s Talk About It” program at the Larsen-Sant Library. “Humor and Satire” is the theme selected for the annual program, that will be held every other Wednesday, from Jan. 8 to March 6, at 7 p.m. at the library,...

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Tree safety: Safety tips issued by fire department

December 6, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Christmas is three weeks away and decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase chances of fire. Franklin County Fire District Fire Marshal Scott Martin said following a few simple fire safety tips can keep electric lights, candles...

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Scrooge returns to Worm Creek

December 6, 2013
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By JULIA SEARE  After five years, the Scrooge holiday tradition returns to Preston. We are so excited to present Scrooge as a gift back to our community. In recent years our local theater has lacked the resources to produce this live production. The comeback of Scrooge is a very timely event because our theater...

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Cold weather plumbing tips given

December 5, 2013
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By ROBERT MERRILL Assistant editor Cold weather, with daytime highs in the single digits and low teens and overnight lows near zero or below, has settled over the Intermountain area. The early and sudden onset of the cold has prompted local officials to give tips to help avoid water pipes from freezing and causing...

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