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Columbus Day closings

October 12, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor All state and Franklin County offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14, for Columbus Day. The U.S. Postal Service and all other federal government offices will be closed that day. Preston City offices and the Franklin County landfill will remain open as usual. Garbage collection in both...

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Self-help housing

October 12, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Kandie Avery, the Franklin County SEICAA coordinator, announced there are two lots still available in Preston for the Self-Help Housing Program. The homes, built with owners sweat equity, range from 1,200 to 1,400 square feet. They have two bathrooms and are Northwest Energy Star Certified. Contact SEICAA today...

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October 11, 2013
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Time to reconsider cloud seeding

October 11, 2013
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Glade Moser prepares to fire up a cloud seeding generator
used in hopes of increasing precipitation. The generators
are no longer used in the county.

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor As area reservoirs are drying up and streams running extremely low, it may be time to re-evaluate cloud seeding in Franklin County and other places where water is in short supply. About three years ago Franklin County and local canal companies ceased cloud seeding operations because some believed...

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Dry water year

October 11, 2013
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Area gets only 76 percent of normal  By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The 2012-13 water year ended on Sept. 30 much drier than normal in the Preston area at 13.33 inches. And that is close to 76 percent of normal, thanks to a wet September. Normal is 17.47 inches. Last year, during another...

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WS Jr. High prepares for Honk the Musical

October 10, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – Some 42 West Side Middle School students will perform the musical “Honk Jr.” on Oct. 16-17 and 19 at the Dahle Performing Arts Center in Dayton. The three-day production will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance through eighth-grade students or at the...

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