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Preston FFA places well at State

June 19, 2012
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Preston FFA places well at State

By LARIN CROSSLEY Preston FFA advisor This past week at the State FFA Career Developments, the Preston FFA Chapter witnessed three of its members earn top high individual honors and three teams bring home state awards. Some 20 students and two advisors attended the week-long event held at the University of Idaho in Moscow....

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Health Fair

June 18, 2012
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Generosity pays for new bike

June 15, 2012
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Paisley Smith, 6, (l) and her brother Dominic, 8, stand in front of their lemonade stand recently. They came up with the idea to raise money to pay for their brother’s bicycle. Seth, 11, suffers from autism and Fragile X Syndrome.

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor It looks like this summer is shaping up to be a pretty eventful one for the Jessie Smith family of Preston. The children of Jessie and his wife, Laci, wanted to buy their older brother Seth, 11, a bicycle so they all could ride together. Paisley, 6, came...

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Take Me Fishing Trailer

June 15, 2012
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Take Me Fishing Trailer

Johnson Reservoir event to promote angling By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor You don’t need a fishing license or even a fishing pole at this special event near Preston on Monday, June 18. Fish and Game officers from Franklin County and throughout the southeast region will be bringing the Take Me Fishing Trailer to...

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Linrose Scout builds disc golf course

June 15, 2012
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Linrose Scout builds disc golf course

By CITIZEN STAFF  Thirteen year-old David Tillitson should be receiving his Eagle Scout award in a court of honor any day now. But beyond that recognition comes the satisfaction he and his troop, parents and family are already receiving, knowing residents of Weston and beyond are enjoying a new disc golf course that was...

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Preston woman dies in Smithfield crash

June 14, 2012
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By Emilie H. Wheeler The Herald Journal A Preston woman died after being involved in a head-on collision in Smithfield on Wednesday afternoon. Police Chief Johnny McCoy said Audry Long, 77, was driving north on U.S. Highway 91 in a sedan when she crossed two lanes into a southbound lane and collided with a...

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Arts Committee to hold patriotic speech contest

June 14, 2012
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Arts Committee to hold patriotic speech contest

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Let your patriotic spirit come alive and prepare a speech for the Franklin County Theater Arts Committee’s first ever “What is Right With America” patriotic speech contest. The contest will be held at the Worm Creek Opera House on July 7, at noon. “The reason we are letting...

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Diversifying the video store

June 14, 2012
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Diversifying the video store

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Diversification is the name of the game if you want to stay in business, especially when markets change. No one understands diversification better than LuJean Jensen of Adventure Video. With on-line movies and cable television, Jensen said she still has a viable video rental business. But she is...

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Rodeo Queens named

June 13, 2012
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Callie Jo Checketts (middle), 19, from Paradise, was named Queen of that Famous Preston Night Rodeo. First attendant is Abbi Shaffer (r), 17, from Preston, and Elizabeth Lockyer, 21, was named second attendant.   This story is sponsored by LaMont Automotive. For the full story subscribe to The Preston Citizen: in print or online.

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Fire Blight attacks City trees

June 13, 2012
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Fire Blight attacks City trees

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor At least six, and maybe more, flowering pear trees that line Preston’s downtown district have been infected with Fire Blight, a bacterial infection that sometimes proves fatal. Fire Blight is caused by the bacterium “Erwinia amylovora.” This bacterium can cause disease in pears, apples, quince and also several...

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