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Offices to be closed for holiday

July 2, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state and federal offices will be closed on Thursday in observance of July 4. Area banks and post office branches will also be closed that day. However, some retailers will remain open. The Franklin County Landfill will be closed that day as well. Garbage...

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Mutton Bustin sign-ups announced

July 2, 2013
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This year’s annual Mutton Bustin event, held in conjunction with That Famous Preston Night Rodeo, will be by sign-up only. Only 12 contestants will be allowed to perform each of the three nights and they must weigh less than 50 pounds and be under six years old. The sign-up will be done on a...

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Celebrating the centennial

June 29, 2013
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By NECIA P. SEAMONS  Citizen staff writer Franklin County residents are invited to a birthday party for the county’s centennial on July 24th at Benson Park. The fun begins with an opening ceremony at 1 p.m. The park will then be filled with free old fashioned games such as foot races and marble and...

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Nearly half of renters can’t afford rent

June 29, 2013
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BY CITIZEN STAFF  Nearly half of Franklin County residents who are renters – 45 percent according to the U.S. Census Bureau – cannot afford to pay fair market rent for a two-bedroom apartment. That’s based on a price of $622 a month, said a poverty report recently released for the state’s 44 counties by...

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Dayton July 4 activities set

June 29, 2013
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BY CITIZEN STAFF  DAYTON – You can take your pick of activities to fill your 4th of July at the West Side 2013 Celebration presented by the City of Dayton. It starts with bell ringing throughout the city at 6:15 a.m. throughout Dayton followed by flag raising at 6:45 a.m. Fun Run registration is...

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Weston to continue Pioneer Day Celebration

June 28, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor WESTON – Weston’s Pioneer Day celebration will be held on Saturday, July 20, and continues an annual tradition with many different activities. “It’s going to be a good, old– fashioned celebration,” said Mayor Camille Larsen, who is helping organize and coordinate the event this year. “There will be...

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