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Sisters for School Kids

July 21, 2012
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Effort helps children near Guadalajara   By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A family effort with a Christmas jar has transformed into a project known as Sisters for School Kids in Mexico and is designed to raise funds for underprivileged school-aged children near Guadalajara, Mexico. Jenn Mariscal, of Dayton, said many, many families in Mexico don’t...

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Griffith to sign

July 20, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Jennifer Stewart Griffith returned to Weston last week to visit her mother and get some relief from the blazing Safford, Ariz. summer. The Citizen had a chance to visit with her about her latest book, “Big in Japan.” Griffith will be at The Preston Citizen bookstore for a...

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‘Shop Local First’ explained

July 19, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A “Shop Local First” campaign was explained to the Preston City Council Monday by Paul Swainston, president of the Greater Preston Business Association. “Our organization has yard signs, signs for merchants to put in their windows and signs for vehicles. We want to distribute as many signs as...

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Woolf tabbed as interim State Controller

July 19, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Former Preston resident Brandon Woolf, the chief deputy of the Idaho Controllers Office, was appointed interim State Controller by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter Tuesday, July 10. State controller Donna Jones was injured in an accident on May 25, 2012, in the Rupert/ Burley area and has been recuperating...

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Tribute: Pioneers to be honored

July 18, 2012
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The Franklin County Theatre Board is sponsoring “A Pioneer Tribute” on Sunday, July 22, at 7 p.m. at the Worm Creek Theatre. The program will honor our Pioneer heritage through stories, songs, music, dance and art. The format of the program is meant to encourage reverence and appreciation for the sacrifices of the early...

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Changing hands: West sells share of motor company to Porters

July 18, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor West Motor, a long-time fixture at 296 N. State, has changed half of their ownership. In the past several months there has been a transfer of ownership from partners Doug and Wendy West to partner Doug Porter and his son Mike Porter. West said he will still have...

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Preston Rotary to light up the sky on July 20

July 17, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The annual Preston Rotary July 24 Fireworks Spectacular will take place this year this Friday, July 20, at the rodeo grounds in Preston. Both aerial and ground displays will start at approximately 9:45 p.m. The cost of admission is the same as last year at $2 per individual...

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Clifton nixes fireworks show

July 17, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor CLIFTON – Clifton’s annual July 24 fireworks celebration, scheduled this year on Saturday, July 21, has been postponed because of extremely dry conditions in the area. The decision was made recently by city officials after discussing fire danger with the Franklin County Fire District Fire Chief Mike Lower...

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Pope tenders resignation

July 17, 2012
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Leaving to take over St. Anthony boy’s b-ball helm  By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer After eight years working for the Preston School District and 17 coaching girl’s basketball, Ryon Pope has decided to resign from his positions as teacher, coach and athletic director. He will be moving with his family to St. Anthony...

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June dry and hot, hot, hot

July 15, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Only a smattering of rain was recorded in Preston last month, making it one of the driest Junes ever recorded. “On June 5 we had a nice little shower go by and we received 0.12 of an inch of rain. I thought this was the beginning of something...

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