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Making 950 dinners on the fly

November 29, 2014
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It was a herculean effort. It is every time this time of year. Carol Parker, her staff and volunteers at the Franklin County Senior Citizens Center (Community Center) spent long hours putting up close to 950 turkey dinners for area businesses and seniors. Parker and her crew spent Thursday putting the final touches on...

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Weston Eagle Scout projects spruce up city’s popular park

November 28, 2014
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By TOM BUSSELBERG  Staff Writer WESTON – Two Eagle Scout projects will make Weston’s park more user-friendly for disabled kids and kids at heart, as well as spruce up the baseball diamond bleachers. Mayor Layne Harris said Eagle Scout candidate Shayler Thain was due to have put new siding on the grandstand Saturday. He...

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Pocket gophers and voles abundant

November 28, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Voles and pocket gophers! These pesky little critters have plagued gardeners and farmers across Franklin County for several years and this fall they are more abundant than ever. Recently the Franklin County Extension office provided information to instruct both farmers and other residents on various methods of control...

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Come see Journey to Bethlehem in Franklin City Park

November 27, 2014
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By JENNI LEONARD  Cultural Arts Specialist The Franklin LDS Stake is sponsoring a community “Journey to Bethlehem” event in the Franklin City Park at 106 E. Main Street on Saturday evening, Dec. 6. It will begin at 6 p.m. Upon entering the “city gates,” each traveler or visitor will receive a number and gold...

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Mailing deadlines posted

November 27, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Mailing deadlines are looming on the near horizon for postal patrons wanting to get Christmas care and gift packages ready and mailed, especially for servicemen and women and those living outside of the country. The first deadline is Dec. 3. The busiest day at the post office is...

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Finding kindness

November 27, 2014
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A young couple gets help bringing their baby home  By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor A recent photo of Doug West in The Preston Citizen sparked some tender memories of some 49 years earlier for LaRay Shewey of Preston. In 1963 she and her then husband, Grant Farnes, moved from Blackfoot to Preston to manage the Anderson Lumber...

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Snow reminders given

November 27, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor With the onset of colder weather and the potential for snow at any time, Franklin County road supervisor Troy Moser is asking residents this winter to avoid pushing snow from private drives and lanes into road rights-of-way. “This can create a dangerous situation for motorists, as well as...

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Hull Crowned

November 26, 2014
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By MICHAEL H. O’DONNELL  Idaho State Journal Just over three years ago Davina Hull was on ISU’s campus on Nov. 4, 2011, when she received a devastating phone call. Her mother and little sister had been involved in a three-vehicle accident in Preston. Sofia was dead and Denica was injured. Sofia died in an...

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Exhibit features local athletes

November 26, 2014
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Special to The Citizen In addition to sports in general, the Smithsonian exhibit at the Larsen-Sant Library until Dec. 13, features a few local players and some of their gear, like these 1940s-era football helmets discovered by Dee Nelson in the Nielson Gymnasium and a wool Riverdale team baseball jersey...

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VIDEO – West Side Football Take State

November 25, 2014
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