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Off to the fair

August 12, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The annual Franklin County Fair is in full swing this week with a variety of events and entertainment. It ends on Saturday with the Bull Bonanza. “Things are going really well,” fair committee chair Wes Harris said. “We expect a good fair week with lots of things going...

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OSA pageant a hit

August 12, 2014
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer Mother Nature backed off and the cast of “If These Walls Could Talk” delivered an entertaining performance of the Oneida Stake Academy’s inspiring history to a large audience Saturday night. The building itself looked spectacular in stage lights. Several spectators expressed interest in an encore performance, but...

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Gallery of “If These Walls could Talk”

August 12, 2014
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Photos by TERESA CHIPMAN and JODI ALDER

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Car show set for Aug. 16

August 9, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The sixth-annual Franklin County Car Show will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Preston City Park from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Car buffs from around the county and beyond will have the opportunity to show off their “pride and joy.” There will be 23 categories this year...

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Smith promotes kidney awareness

August 8, 2014
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Over 85 participants took part in a 5K and fun run on Saturday morning in Preston. The event was organized by the King Smith family to raise awareness for kidney health and transplants. The run started at 8 a.m. at the Preston High School track on 200 E. Smith, a Preston resident, taught science...

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OSA sets mini-vintage car show

August 8, 2014
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer A mini-vintage car show will precede the new and original musical, “If These Walls Could Talk” this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9, in Benson Park. Doug West, who has gathered vintage cars to be part of the pageant, has invited the owners to display the...

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Open house marks mill’s official opening

August 8, 2014
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By ROBERT S MERRILL  Assistant editor Several hundred people toured a new grain mill following a ribbon cutting at Valley Wide Co-op in Preston on Friday and enjoyed free hamburgers during the day. The mill has been operational for about six weeks. It’s been approximately 29 months since a fire destroyed an old landmark...

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Power problems delay opening

August 7, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The business situation along State Street is looking pretty sweet, with new tenants filling vacant buildings. The new O’Reilly Auto Parts Store on South State has their parking lot striped and shelves ready to stock. The manager and help have been hired and are ready to go to...

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City gives official ok for pageant

August 7, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Official approval was given by Preston City this week for the Oneida Stake Academy Cultural Center’s first-ever pageant on Aug. 8 and 9, at 8:30 p.m. “If These Walls Could Talk” is a musical written by local writer, Cecelie Costley. It is directed by Dani Dunn, of Franklin....

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FCHS open this fall

August 7, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Preston School District has plenty of things in the works for the Aug. 18 start of school. Preston School Superintendent Joel Wilson said they hope to have Franklin County High School up and going. The students will finally have a home. They have been nomads since the remodeling...

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