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Jerky is king in Clifton

January 4, 2014
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Reta Valles, Jami Nance and Marlene Dean package jerky prior to the Christmas rush in November at Papa Jay’s international
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Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM    Things were really cooking at Papa Jay’s Jerky International headquarters in Clifton as Christmas got closer. In preparation of the holidays they doubled their jerky production to 200 lbs. of locally grown USDA approved beef a day. It takes 15 hours to cut, cook, flavor, package...

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Public Health offers free tobacco cessation program

January 3, 2014
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Southeastern Idaho Public Health is pleased to offer community members an opportunity to join the Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation Program. Fresh Start is a program that takes you through the quitting process one step at a time in a supportive environment. It offers a method for quitting based on the premise that smoking is...

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Preston book in works

January 3, 2014
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer A book is in the works, which will feature a photographic history of Preston. The book is being published by Arcadia Publishing and written and compiled by Necia Seamons, Claudia Erickson and Myrna Fuller. The book is expected to be available late next year. “We encourage anyone...

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FCMC to focus on remodel

January 2, 2014
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By CITIZEN STAFF  The Jan. 9 planning and work meeting of the Franklin County Medical Center will focus on 2014 items. Those include remodel and construction planning and priorities, information technology implementation and maintenance, as well as education and marketing about physicians and services, said Mike Andrus, hospital administrator. The board will also look...

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‘Let’s Talk About It’ on Jan. 8

January 1, 2014
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By CITIZEN STAFF  The first in this year’s five-part “Let’s Talk About It” series will be held Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Larsen-Sant Library. The group will be discussing the Oscar Wilde book, “The Importance of Being Earnest.” The book can be checked out at the library. It is considered one...

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Photo Gallery-West Side girls basketball team loses to Grace on Saturday Dec. 28

December 31, 2013
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Photo Gallery-West Side girls basketball team loses to Grace on Saturday Dec. 28

Photos by Shane Lind 

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Governor to propose budget

December 31, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The 2014 session of the Idaho Legislature will kick off this Monday, Jan. 6, in Boise with the State of the State address by Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter and his budget projection. “We will have three main topics to deal with this year. One will be the...

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Law enforcement wants a safe New Year

December 31, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor With all the parties and celebrations on New Year’s Eve, Franklin County Chief Deputy Karen Hatch is asking for citizens to help keep the roads and highways safe by being vigilant and alert to impaired drivers. And for those attending parties where alcohol is served, be sure to...

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Hyde joins Preston’s police force

December 31, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston City has hired a new part-time police officer. Nick Hyde, a Preston High School teacher and head football coach, is now in training and will become a Level 1 officer as soon as he completes a Police Officer Standards and Training course this spring. Hyde will fill...

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Weekend house fire

December 30, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor An early Sunday morning house fire completely destroyed a home in the Dayton area. There were no injuries. Franklin County Fire Marshal Scott Martin said the fire call came in at 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The house was owned by Steve Kent at 364 S. Westside Highway 36,...

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