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Griffith comes home for book signing

June 30, 2014
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Jennifer Stewart Griffith will be in Weston in July where she expects to get relief from the blazing Safford, Ariz. heat, to visit her mother, have a vacation and visit with friends at The Preston Citizen signing copies of her latest works. The Citizen had a chance to...

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Carving cubs

June 29, 2014
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Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM  Some artists use a fine brush to oil paint beautiful scenery or portraits. Other artists might use mud and a wheel to make ceramic pots or maybe a hammer and chisel to sculpt out of limestone the face of a notable person. For Stephen Moser of Fairview, it is...

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Hobbs is PHS cheer coach

June 28, 2014
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By TERESA CHIPMAN  Assistant editor Kimberly Hobbs is the new cheer coach at Preston High School. When Pandi Elison stepped down recently, Hobbs was asked once again to fill the position and this time she accepted. In previous years she felt her children were too young and she needed to focus on her family....

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Rainy weather benefits crops

June 27, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Rainy and cool weather mid-June helped dry-land fall wheat across Franklin County and improved the soil moisture profile for farm fields and pastures. The area received over one-half inch of rain on June 16-17. Cooler temperatures also helped most crops. Almost all first-crop hay has been put up...

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Fish with an officer

June 27, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor There is an opportunity to fish for free at Johnson Reservoir on Wednesday, July 9. The reservoir is located approximately three miles east of Preston. Fish and Game officers from Franklin County and throughout the southeast region will be bringing the Take Me Fishing Trailer to the small...

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WS FFA does well at state event

June 26, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor West Side’s FFA chapter returned from a state competition in Moscow with a third place overall in ag mechanics and several high placings by individuals in various events. Several FFA members and advisor Jim Summers attended a weeklong career development event at the University of Idaho campus recently....

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Youth heading to National Junior High Rodeo finals

June 26, 2014
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer Five local youth are representing Franklin County at the National Junior High Rodeo finals in Des Moines, Iowa, this week. One of them is a state champion. Jake Pulsipher, Tucker Smith, Brody Smith, Coryn Bodily and Paige Bennett all qualified in the state junior high rodeo held...

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New deputy named

June 26, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Amy Beth Pitcher, of Preston, has been hired by Franklin County as a new patrol deputy. The sheriff’s office has also undergone some restructuring and Deputy Colby Balls has been promoted to Patrol Sergeant. Pitcher will be attending the POST academy soon and then will begin field training....

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Auto maintenance key to better gas mileage

June 26, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor With fuel prices on an upward trend, good driving repair and maintenance habits can help the average motorist achieve significant fuel savings. Prices at the pump have gone up over 30 cents a gallon in the last 60 days and the “big picture” prognosis from AAA Idaho is...

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