By RODNEY D. BOAM
Lynene Larson has been collecting stuff for years. She has been filling her yard and house with items she hoped would be treasures to people looking to buy antiques and collectibles. She has collected vehicles, toys, bicycles, plates, teapots and well, who knows.
Now that her health is fading and age is creeping up there, it’s time to get rid of the years of items she has been collecting.
Preston City Police Chief Ken Geddes said her yard is out of compliance with city ordinances and she needs to clean it up. He offered to bring in a loader and dump trucks to remove the piles of stuff. But after talking to her they came up with a plan where she could make a little money to help cover some of her medical expenses.
They are selling appointments to look through the piles of stuff in her yard.
Appointments can be purchased in order of calls and the first appointment will cost $100 and decrease as the number of callers grows.
“If no one offers her $100 for the first appointment, I will,” Geddes said. “I know someone that would love to pick around in those piles and find something to buy.”
It is against the law for people to go look through the yard without permission. It would be trespassing.
For more information contact Sally Moser at the Preston Police Department, 208-852-2433.
This story is sponsored by Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District.
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