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November 14, 2014
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Weston resident converts SUV to electric power    By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor When it comes to saving money on fuel David Willis of Weston has it down. Electric cars may be the future of travel in the world, but the cost of a new eclectic car may be out of range for...

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FCMC Hospice Tree Lighting set for Dec. 1

November 14, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The annual Franklin County Medical Center Hospice Tree Lighting will be held on Monday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. inside the Transitional Care Unit at the hospital. The ceremony brings together family, friends, and community members to remember their loved ones during the holidays. There will be a...

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Air quality hearing set

November 14, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The State of Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has scheduled a public comment period through Dec. 12, regarding state implementation of an amendment for PM2.5 (fine particulate matter) in Franklin County DEQ will conduct a public hearing on Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Franklin County...

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Buck contest winners announced

November 13, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – The West Side FFA chapter had a great big-buck competition during this year’s deer season. “Many deer were harvested by FFA members and the rank of winners changed many times, as the days were counted down to the season’s end,” said advisor Jim summers. “Antlers were...

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Ag class poinsettias ready

November 13, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Poinsettias, grown by several Preston High School ag students, will go on sale to the general public on Monday, Nov. 17. Each summer the students break away from hot-weather activities and get their hands dirty, planting the Christmas-flower starts. This year work was done in a new greenhouse...

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FB banquet held

November 13, 2014
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By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff Last week, the Franklin County Farm Bureau held its annual banquet, celebrating 75 years of the Idaho Farm Bureau Association. Richard Free, who was emcee, introduced special guests Justin Patten, Southeastern Idaho regional manager; Tyler Zollenger, the state bureau’s treasurer; Mark Harris, Bear Lake County; and Grant Moses, of...

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GPBA: Shop local turkey giveaway

November 12, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Greater Preston Business Association announced plans for a holiday promotion aimed at drawing people to downtown Preston and showing their appreciation for area residents who “Shop Local First.” For the four Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the association will conduct drawings for free frozen turkeys for people...

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Review winter weather preparedness plans

November 12, 2014
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By WARREN WILDE  Franklin County Homeland Security coordinator This week, Nov. 9-15, is Winter Weather Awareness Week in Idaho. It is an excellent time for all individuals, families, businesses, schools and radio stations to review their winter weather preparedness plans. It is especially important for persons new to the region to become familiar with...

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Festival nears

November 11, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor There is plenty to talk about as the Festival of Lights draws closer. State Street will be closed from 11:30 a.m. until after the Grand Lighted Parade, Saturday, Nov. 29, for the Festival of Lights activities. “We want to encourage people to come spend the afternoon on State...

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Smithsonian in town

November 11, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor As part of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, Dr. F. Ross Peterson, an emeriti’s professor in the History Department at Utah State University, will speak on Sports: How they change American Perceptions on Race Gender and Ability. He is currently writing a volume on his love for baseball. Petersen...

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