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Manuel Patino does well on his road trips

December 7, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Each week Manuel Patino packs up his used U-Haul box truck or his 2013 Dodge Extra Cab and 18-foot trailer with merchandise from his store on 82 So. State Street in Preston and goes on a road trip. He stops at migrant trailers and neighborhoods from Preston to...

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Industrial park study discussed by county commission

December 6, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A proposal to fund a study of a new industrial park location in Franklin County was made on Tuesday to Franklin County Commissioners by Kathy Ray, four-county economic development advisor. The reason for the proposed study, according to Ray, is the current industrial park located on 800 West...

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Books are in for ‘Let’s Talk About It’

December 6, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  The books have arrived, ready to be checked out for next year’s “Let’s Talk About It” program at the Larsen-Sant Library. “Humor and Satire” is the theme selected for the annual program, that will be held every other Wednesday, from Jan. 8 to March 6, at 7 p.m. at the library,...

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Tree safety: Safety tips issued by fire department

December 6, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Christmas is three weeks away and decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase chances of fire. Franklin County Fire District Fire Marshal Scott Martin said following a few simple fire safety tips can keep electric lights, candles...

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Scrooge returns to Worm Creek

December 6, 2013
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By JULIA SEARE  After five years, the Scrooge holiday tradition returns to Preston. We are so excited to present Scrooge as a gift back to our community. In recent years our local theater has lacked the resources to produce this live production. The comeback of Scrooge is a very timely event because our theater...

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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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