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Gifford to lead FCHS

June 12, 2013
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Gifford to lead FCHS

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Ken Gifford was named principal of Franklin County High School last week. He will also serve as the assistant principal at the Preston Junior High School. The Preston School District did an internal search and he (Gifford) was one of the original teachers when the school was organized....

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County property tax deadline June 20

June 12, 2013
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LAMONTS 5X3 A-C CHECK

By ROBERT MERRILL  Assistant editor Property owners in Franklin County and across Idaho have until Thursday, June 20, to pay their second half 2012 property tax payments this year. The property tax bill has two deadlines for payments in Idaho. The first half is due on December 20 every year. The second half is...

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Athletes attend Special Olympics track event

June 12, 2013
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ADVANCED BLINDS 2X2

By LORI ANN SMART For The Citizen This past weekend hundreds of athletes converged upon Idaho Falls High School for the Special Olympics regional track competition. The events that were participated in were shot put, discus, softball throw, tennis ball toss and several running, walking, motorized and relay races. The motto of the Special...

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Buttars sworn in as new Clifton councilman

June 12, 2013
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FAIR BOARD TOP SOIL

By JEAN CARTER Citizen staff writer Ryan Buttars was sworn into office after being appointed as councilman for Clifton City. Buttars will fill the vacancy left by Larry Palmer, who resigned in May to serve an LDS mission. Council members voted to approve Buttars’ appointment, which will end in January. Elections for the position...

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First grade students read 800 books

June 12, 2013
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HIT FROM HEART 2013

Pioneer Elementary emphasizes reading    By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor It’s been a big reading year for Mrs. Lisa Wakley’s first-grade class at Pioneer Elementary School. Her students read 11,000 books this year and three of them read over 800 books. Those three may have been the only students in the history of...

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Bowles named director of nursing

June 12, 2013
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STRICTLY BALLROOM 4X5 6-2013

By FCMC  Patricia Bowles, RN, has been named the new Director of Nursing Services at Franklin County Medical Center. Bowles has held numerous management positions at FCMC during her 31-year career in nursing. She most recently served as Hospital Quality Management Coordinator. She has also worked as a case manager and in other various...

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Weston continues to get bicycle groups

June 8, 2013
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WS SUMMER LIBRARY 2X4

BY CITIZEN STAFF  WESTON – About 100 bicyclists are expected to race through Weston as part of a Logan Regional Hospital fundraising event July 13, Mayor Camille Larsen said. The group was the most recent to register their race and pay the refundable $200 fee with the city, she said. The fee is charged...

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Computer system growth explodes at local hospital

June 7, 2013
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FC HOT MIX BIDS 3X2

BY CITIZEN STAFF  The information age has not left Franklin County Medical Center behind. “Growth in computer systems has nearly exploded at FCMC in recent years due to federal government mandates known as ‘meaningful use,’” Hospital Administrator Mike Andrus said at a recent board meeting. A report on computer systems at the medical center...

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Fire danger looms

June 7, 2013
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FAIR BOARD TOP SOIL

Officials worry a long, hot, dry spell could mean a busy summer for  local, area firefighters      By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor There is a looming potential for fire danger this summer and autumn, unless significant moisture keeps falling during the next eight weeks. “We could be in for a bad fire...

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Bagley offers a place of peace, comfort for women

June 6, 2013
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DEER CLIFF 2x4 6-5

By LIS STEWART  Herald Journal staff Seven miles northeast of Preston, nestled between the rolling hills near the banks of the Bear River sits El Shaddai Sanctuary and Refuge, a place of comfort and peace where owner and counselor Gloria Bagley hopes women can come to grow closer to God. Strolling around the pond...

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