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Dept. of Labor warns of jobless benefit scam

December 21, 2014
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The Idaho Department of Labor is investigating a scam in which Idaho jobless benefit claimants – and possibly others – are being asked to provide personal banking information to an out-of-state organization to initiate or complete jobless benefit claims. These email contacts are not from the Department of Labor and should be ignored, said...

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Valley Wide Co-op $5,000 donation

December 21, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A new 100×200-foot practice arena will be constructed at the Franklin County Fairgrounds and work could begin in the coming weeks. The project is being funded through a $5,000 donation by Valley Wide Cooperative and Land O’Lakes. Valley Wide operates a grain mill, farm store, fuel distribution and...

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Farm Bureau convention

December 21, 2014
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Ben, Amy Gittins receive Young Farmer, Rancher Award  The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation celebrated 75 years as an organization during its annual convention in Boise last week. The organization got its start back in September of 1939 in Murtaugh, Idaho. Delegates representing 41 of Idaho’s 44 counties discussed policy and set the organization’s course...

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Seare thanked by students

December 20, 2014
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   At last week’s PHS Christmas Concert (Dec. 10), choir director Paul Seare received an iPad as an early Christmas present from his a cappella choir members who thanked him for all of his hard work. He was speechless.

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Southeastern Idaho Public Health offers free tobacco cessation program

December 19, 2014
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Southeastern Idaho Public Health is pleased to offer community members an opportunity to join the Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation Program. Fresh Start is a program that takes you through the quitting process one step at a time in a supportive environment. It offers a method for quitting based on the premise that smoking is...

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Zoning change affects county

December 19, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Franklin County Commissioners approved an amendment to a zoning ordinance following a public hearing on Monday that will allow residential building on unimproved county roads. But the amendment comes with several conditions that will be attached to building permits and deeds to properties, according to County Commissioner Scott...

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Seasonal roads to be closed

December 18, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Several seasonal roads in Franklin County will be closed to vehicular traffic in three days time. Enforcement of road-closed ordinances will begin. County Commissioner Scott Workman said if complaints are called in to the sheriff’s department citations will be issued, even though there has been little snow recently....

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Young Women donate 1,000 items

December 18, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A group of Clarkston young women last week brought approximately 1,000 food items they had collected to the Preston Community Food Pantry and helped unload and stock them on shelves at the facility. The Clarkston LDS 2nd Ward Young Women’s group has been collecting non-perishable food for the...

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Worm Creek Opera House

December 17, 2014
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Worm Creek Opera House: Night at the Museum    

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Warm December golfing

December 17, 2014
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 Cole Lindsay, (l) Smithfield, Utah, and his golfing buddy Tyler Robbins, also of Smithfield, get ready to golf at the Preston course last week during an unusually warm December afternoon. The two were enjoying temperatures in the low 60s and said they come up to Preston often and enjoy playing the course. This story...

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