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Cold weather plumbing tips given

December 5, 2013
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By ROBERT MERRILL Assistant editor Cold weather, with daytime highs in the single digits and low teens and overnight lows near zero or below, has settled over the Intermountain area. The early and sudden onset of the cold has prompted local officials to give tips to help avoid water pipes from freezing and causing...

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Senior Center taking Christmas orders

December 5, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Christmas is almost here and orders are now being taken by the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center (Community Center) for holiday pies and rolls. Loyal customers seem to appreciate the efforts those at the center make in their behalf during the Christmas rush, Center officials said. Folks can...

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Making Christmas special: At Edwards Floral it is all hands on deck for the holiday season

December 5, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor It’s a busy time of year for floral shops in Eastern Idaho and the rest of the country preparing for the holiday season. Although Preston’s Edwards Floral at 74 E. 400 S. has been in business for over 60 years, Lee Hollingsworth and her family took over ownership...

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Farmers hope for a wet winter

December 5, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The past few weeks have been on the dry side in most parts of Franklin County and the weather pattern has some farmers starting to worry about irrigation supplies for next summer’s growing season. Danny Ralphs, who runs about 200 acres of irrigated farm ground on the West...

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Larsen trades mayor’s post for spot on Weston council

December 5, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  WESTON – Camille Larsen is trading her position as mayor of Weston for a seat back on the city council. That change will take place in January. Incoming mayor Layne Harris, on the other hand, will move over from his city council seat to the mayor’s spot figuratively kept warm by...

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North Pole Express: Come write Santa a letter

December 5, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  The North Pole Express is open for business. It’s a chance every year for youngsters to come to the Larsen-Sant Library and write their letters of Christmas wishes to Santa. And Jolly Old St. Nick even finds time, thanks to help from his elves, to write back! Letters must be written...

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VIDEO – Festival of Lights 2013

December 4, 2013
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That Famous Preston Night Rodeo voted rodeo of the year

December 4, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Each year, Kris Beckstead, chairman of That Famous Preston Night Rodeo committee, leads the effort aimed at enticing cowboys and cowgirls to come to Preston’s biggest summer event. This year it paid off. That Famous Night Rodeo was voted Rodeo of the Year in the small to middle...

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Beckstead tears it up on ISU’s football field

December 4, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Idaho State University junior linebacker Mitch Beckstead, of Clifton, has been tearing it up on the field for the last couple of years. With his determination and work ethic, he is making a name for himself with the Bengals, earning second team all-conference honors. This year the former...

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Sheriff Fryar offers safety suggestions

December 4, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor It is the time of year when people are usually rushing around to get everything ready for Christmas and safety is not always at the forefront of their minds. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department is warning people to be careful and would like to offer a few guidelines...

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