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Wright captures Bowl Picks crown

January 7, 2014
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By GREG MADSON  Citizen Publisher There were about 15 entries in the Citizen’s annual college big game Bowl Picks contest this year. Of those, Ryan Wright of Franklin rolled to the win. Wright correctly picked 22 of the 35 games, including the BCS National Championship with a Florida State win. Coming in second was...

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Deputy injured Sunday

January 7, 2014
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy was injured early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle accident on South State, just south of Preston. Deputy Travis Despain, 37, was on duty and traveling northbound in his 2012 Dodge Charger at 2:47 a.m. when he went off the road and struck...

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Master Gardener class offered

January 6, 2014
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Beginning Wednesday, February 5, 2014, a Master Gardener course will be offered at the Franklin County Extension Office. Instructors for the class include specialists and educators from the University of Idaho and Utah State University.  This course runs for 13 weeks and covers a variety of subjects including:  Vegetable Gardening; Weeds & Pesticide Safety;...

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Jerky is king in Clifton

January 4, 2014
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Reta Valles, Jami Nance and Marlene Dean package jerky prior to the Christmas rush in November at Papa Jay’s international
headquarters in Clifton.

Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM    Things were really cooking at Papa Jay’s Jerky International headquarters in Clifton as Christmas got closer. In preparation of the holidays they doubled their jerky production to 200 lbs. of locally grown USDA approved beef a day. It takes 15 hours to cut, cook, flavor, package...

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Public Health offers free tobacco cessation program

January 3, 2014
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Southeastern Idaho Public Health is pleased to offer community members an opportunity to join the Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation Program. Fresh Start is a program that takes you through the quitting process one step at a time in a supportive environment. It offers a method for quitting based on the premise that smoking is...

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Preston book in works

January 3, 2014
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer A book is in the works, which will feature a photographic history of Preston. The book is being published by Arcadia Publishing and written and compiled by Necia Seamons, Claudia Erickson and Myrna Fuller. The book is expected to be available late next year. “We encourage anyone...

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