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PHS FFA students ready for poinsettia sale

November 22, 2011
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PHS FFA students ready for poinsettia sale

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor EDITOR’S NOTE: This story first appeared online at www.prestoncitizen.com  Preston High School’s FFA Chapter is holding its third-annual Poinsettia sale from now until Christmas. Part-time ag instructor Josh Evans spearheaded the project last fall and said the Christmas “flowers” are available in 7-inch and 8 1/2-inch pots. He...

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Beckstead gets Idaho’s 1,000th Make -a- Wish

November 21, 2011
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Beckstead gets Idaho’s 1,000th Make -a- Wish

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Cardon Beckstead, a sixth grader at Preston Junior High School, was given Idaho’s one thousandth Make-a-Wish last Friday in an assembly at Preston Jr. High School. The son of Brandon and Carol Beckstead, Cardon suffers from a Mitochondria disorder. MELAS, the type Cardon has, affects the brain, nervous...

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Winward to be at Citizen for book signing Nov. 26

November 21, 2011
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Bruce Winward, former principal of Harold B. Lee Elementary School and author of three books, will be at The Preston Citizen for a book signing on Saturday, Nov. 26, from noon until 1 p.m. (See the full story in The Preston Citizen.)

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Snow reminders

November 21, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Franklin County Road Supervisor Troy Moser is asking residents this winter to avoid pushing snow from private drives and lanes into road rights-of-way. “This can create a dangerous situation for motorists, as well as crews trying to remove snow. These piles of snow can quickly freeze creating a...

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Poinsettia Sale to Support PHS Ag Dept.

November 18, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   Preston High School’s FFA Chapter is holding its third-annual Poinsettia sale from now until Christmas. Part-time ag instructor Josh Evans spearheaded the project last fall and said the Christmas “flowers” are available in 7-inch and 8 1/2-inch pots. He said ag students in his advanced greenhouse class...

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Local Wood Pellet Manufacturing Up and Running

November 18, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   The local Soil Conservation District (SCD) has embarked on a wood pellet manufacturing enterprise ultimately designed to reduce material destined for the county landfill. The operation, Bear River Pellets, has also created two part-time and one full-time position at the facility on West Oneida in Preston. “We...

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Water year off to good start

November 18, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The new water year got off to a good start in October with both mountain and valley locations reporting rather wet conditions. Nice fall weather has helped farmers finish up field work and the Bear River Basin reported 131 percent of normal precipitation. King Smith, a Preston junior...

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Moser honored for distinguished service by health and state physical education association

November 18, 2011
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Moser honored for distinguished service by health and state physical education association

With signs held high and to the beat of a drum, a group of supporters marched in to help honor Launa Moser at the IAHPERD Conference on Friday, Oct 21. Moser was given the Distinguished Service Award, the most prestigious award given by the Idaho Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD)....

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F&G seeks info on area wildlife cases

November 17, 2011
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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (F&G) is seeking information regarding cases of wasted and poached game in southeast Idaho. Recently five rooster pheasants were discovered in the dumpster located behind Kelly’s Exxon in Preston. It is thought that the game birds were disposed of around Oct. 30 or 31. A small mule...

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Come find local photographs and … Old memories

November 16, 2011
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor A box with hundreds of photographs from the old Anderson Photo Studio is available at True Value Mart for the taking. Anderson Photo Studio was active from 1938 until 1974. It was located on top of the M.H. Kings building. The portraits are in a box at the...

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