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WS volleyball beats Tigers, AF

October 15, 2013
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By ALYSSA NIELSEN  WS sports reporter West Side volleyball played three games last week. It was the Pirates’ Senior Night on Wednesday against the Aberdeen Tigers. On Thursday, the team went to Malad to play the Dragons. They played American Falls on Saturday. The Pirates beat Aberdeen and American Falls and lost to Malad....

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PHS volleyball prepares for district tournament

October 15, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  PHS sports writer Preston travelled to Rigby on Thursday where Rigby won three out of four volleyball matches. “It was a contest we were hoping to win,” said coach Bridgett Knapp. “They out-worked us on defense. We usually play tough defense, but tonight we just got caught not ready to play....

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October 14, 2013
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Preston Elks lodge to host health screening event

October 13, 2013
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Preston Elks lodge to host health screening event

By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff Life Line Screening, a national health screening provider, will be offering testing for vascular health problems such as plaque buildup in the arteries; atrial fibrillation; abdominal aortic aneurysm; peripheral arterial disease and osteoporosis. Franklin County residents are invited to participate in the testing. Results can be sent to any...

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Special Olympic 5K run/ walk set

October 13, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Get your shoes ready. Get your Halloween costume ready. It’s time for the fourth annual Special Olympic 5K Run/Walk, scheduled to begin on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 9 a.m. It will be held at the parking lot of the LDS North Stake Center, 310 N. State Street. Registration...

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Columbus Day closings

October 12, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor All state and Franklin County offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14, for Columbus Day. The U.S. Postal Service and all other federal government offices will be closed that day. Preston City offices and the Franklin County landfill will remain open as usual. Garbage collection in both...

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Self-help housing

October 12, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Kandie Avery, the Franklin County SEICAA coordinator, announced there are two lots still available in Preston for the Self-Help Housing Program. The homes, built with owners sweat equity, range from 1,200 to 1,400 square feet. They have two bathrooms and are Northwest Energy Star Certified. Contact SEICAA today...

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October 11, 2013
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Time to reconsider cloud seeding

October 11, 2013
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Glade Moser prepares to fire up a cloud seeding generator
used in hopes of increasing precipitation. The generators
are no longer used in the county.

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor As area reservoirs are drying up and streams running extremely low, it may be time to re-evaluate cloud seeding in Franklin County and other places where water is in short supply. About three years ago Franklin County and local canal companies ceased cloud seeding operations because some believed...

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Dry water year

October 11, 2013
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Area gets only 76 percent of normal  By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The 2012-13 water year ended on Sept. 30 much drier than normal in the Preston area at 13.33 inches. And that is close to 76 percent of normal, thanks to a wet September. Normal is 17.47 inches. Last year, during another...

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