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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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Free Fishing Day set for June 9

June 2, 2012
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Free Fishing Day set for June 9

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Anglers in Franklin County and across Idaho can fish for free across the state on Saturday, June 9. It’s Free Fishing Day and all reservoirs in Franklin County have been stocked with catchable rainbow trout. Several events are scheduled throughout southeastern Idaho on Free Fishing Saturday, the closest...

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City hires animal control officer

June 2, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Preston City council has hired a new animal control officer and approved two new police reserve officers. Heath Edwards will be the animal control officer, beginning immediately. He replaces long-time officer Jed Fellows, who resigned Feb. 27. Fellows listed spending more time with family as the reason...

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Classroom work underway

June 1, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor DAYTON – Completion of several classrooms above the West Side School District’s Fine Arts building is being pushed ahead of schedule to accommodate Franklin County High School students this fall. The work is being done this spring and summer so these students can attend school in the facility...

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Retired teacher busy finding trails

May 31, 2012
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Retired teacher busy finding trails

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Byron Knutsen of Preston, retired from teaching students the intricacies of math, physics and chemistry in 2000 and began mapping old historic trails for a way to keep him busy. He lived in Malad before moving here a few years ago. His bug for mapping trails started when...

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