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Grant will pay for camping upgrade

June 9, 2012
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Grant will pay for camping upgrade

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A grant has been awarded to the Montpelier Ranger District of the Caribou National Forest Service for upgrades at Franklin County camping facilities. Heavy road work has started at the Bear River RC&D campground in Emigration Canyon, according to Maury Young with the Montpelier District. He said his...

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Musical fireside to be held at North Stake Center

June 8, 2012
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Musical fireside to be held at North Stake Center

Anna Gray would like to invite the public to attend a musical fireside Sunday, June 10, at the Preston North Stake Center at 7 p.m., entitled, “Come, Know the Lord,” presented by the Sagebrush Strings and Choral. This story is sponsored by Brady’s Plant Ranch and The Preston Citizen Bookstore. For the full story...

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Historical fireside program announced

June 8, 2012
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Historical fireside program announced

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Susan Hawkes, site coordinator for the Franklin Historical District, announced a program for the Franklin Historical Fireside on Sunday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at the Franklin Stake Center, 106 E. Main, Franklin. This year’s speaker will be Kenneth Godfrey, a well-known Cache Valley historian. This story is...

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It’s a small world

June 7, 2012
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It’s a small world

Thousands of miles from Preston two local men are serving their country and switching places. Lt. Jed Stewart (left) stands by Patrick Barrington in front of a Blackhawk helicopter. Lt. Barrington is presently in Afghanistan. He is a Blackhawk pilot with the Utah National Guard’s 2-211 based in West Jordan. He and his unit...

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Garbett completes term as President of organization

June 7, 2012
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Garbett completes term as President of organization

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney, Todd Garbett, just completed a one-year term as president of the Sixth District Bar Association. Garbett was first elected secretary of the association in 2009. He served one year in that position, followed by a one-year term as vice-president. He was president from April...

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Foundation seeks donation for Thatcher horse therapy ranch

June 6, 2012
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Foundation seeks donation for Thatcher horse therapy ranch

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Wyatt Foundation, a non-profit, therapy ranch for special needs children and young adults located in Thatcher, is currently running a fundraising campaign to make improvements on their existing facility. The foundation would like to put up an awning over the outdoor arena to keep the kids out...

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FCMC goes smoke free

June 6, 2012
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A new sign a major improvement at FCMC.

Effective June 1, 2012, Franklin County Medical Center became a Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free campus. This policy includes all tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, herbal tobacco products, chewing tobacco, etc. Franklin County Medical Center is committed to providing a healing environment and a safe and healthy work place. This story is sponsored by Deer...

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Mother, daughter produce book

June 6, 2012
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Mother, daughter produce book

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Using rhymes and verse to teach children to feel good about who they are, was the object of a new children’s book, ‘Elise the Elephant,’ written by local author Jennifer Campbell. The book was illustrated by her mother, Nancy Cox, a West Side High School art teacher. “They...

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Change of plans

June 5, 2012
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Change of plans

Weston Post Office to remain open  By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor It appears the Weston Post Office and thousands of rural post offices like it may not be closed after all. The U.S. Post Office is abandoning their plan to close the rural post offices for an option that would keep them open...

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Hot and dry

June 5, 2012
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Hot and dry

Irrigator’s cautious with water use this season  By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant Editor A warm and dry May across Franklin County resulted in one temperature record being set and gave home gardeners and farmers a jump on planting crops. That’s the information from King Smith, a Preston Junior High School science teacher who keeps...

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