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Hypnotist Chris Mabrey ‘thrills’ crowd at Fair

August 22, 2013
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Hypnotist Chris Mabrey (r) works his ‘wonders’ on a volunteer during
a performance at last week’s Franklin County Fair.

By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern From making volunteers dance to “Thriller” to convincing a man that he’s a Barbie doll, combining comedy and hypnosis is what Chris Mabrey did best at the annual Franklin County Fair on Wednesday and Thursday nights. “I wasn’t here last year, but I’ve performed in Preston three times,” Mabrey...

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Spackman kisses goat

August 22, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Local businessman Kelly Spackman kissed a goat as part of the Relay for Life fundraising event on the evening of Aug. 2, in front of a large crowd. The “Kiss the Goat” campaign raised $750 for Franklin County Medical Center Home Care to donate to the American Cancer...

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Senior tournament set at golf course on Aug. 28

August 22, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston Golf and Country Club will be hosting a Senior Golf Tournament next Wednesday, Aug. 28. This tournament is open to players 50 and over. Flights will be determined by handicap and will play a forward set of tees, said John R. VanVleet, general manager and head professional...

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Monsanto gives $4,500 to WS

August 22, 2013
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Harold B. Lee Elementary principal Melinda Royer (l), Helen Smith,
Monsanto spokesperson and West Side Superintendent Spencer Barzee
hold a $4,500 check given to the elementary school for mini iPads.

By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Harold B. Lee Elementary will be adding new mini iPads to their classrooms this year after receiving a grant from Monsanto Fund. The iPads will be used in math courses. “Harold B. Lee Elementary is excited to add new mini iPads to their school,” Harold B. Lee Elementary Principal...

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Fair ends: It’s a wrap

August 21, 2013
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DEER CLIFF 2x4 8-2013

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The annual Franklin County Fair ended on Saturday with the bull bonanza in a packed arena at the fairgrounds. A variety of events through the week brought out good crowds, despite very hot and breezy weather. “Things really came together,” Fair committee chair Wes Harris said. “We had...

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Beck to appear at Worm Creek

August 21, 2013
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DEMO DERBY 2X8

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Glenn Beck, a nationally known personality and author, is coming to the Worm Creek Opera House on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Franklin County Theatre Arts Council. “He came to the theater and watched a movie a few weeks ago, before the...

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Starting School

August 20, 2013
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Officials offer back-to-school advice for parents    By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor It’s back-to-school time for students at Preston and West Side School districts and motorists, students, parents and school employees need to be aware of new schedules and routines for safety sake. School started in the Preston School District on Monday, Aug....

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FCHS should start school by end of this week

August 20, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Students attending Franklin County High School will be meeting in the Idaho National Guard Armory, 594 N. State in Preston, as early as the end of this week if arrangements can be finalized. Preston School Superintendent Joel Wilson said officials were working on the transition last week. “Ken...

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Back-to-school: Agencies issue safety tips

August 20, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Several agencies have issued the following back-to-school tips for students, parents, motorists and bus riders. STUDENTS  • Always walk or ride to school with a friend. • Stay with a group and don’t be a loner. Have a good, close friend. • Pay attention to all traffic signals...

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Police need help locating missing teen

August 20, 2013
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Police need help locating missing teen

  The parents of a 16-year-old Utah County girl who went missing Friday are asking the public for help in locating her. Indica Huddleston of Alpine left home after a disagreement with her parents last week and has yet to make contact with any friends or family. Her parents believe she could be in...

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