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August 23, 2013
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Bloomfest contestants from left-to-right: Melanie Carter, Harley Larson, Carley Jepperson, Paisley
Smith, Kenidee Earl, Adilee Carter, Emilee Bostwick and Devony Jepperson.

Contestants vie for Bloomfest titles    By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Eight hopefuls between five and 12-years-old competed for crowns and sashes at this year’s Bloomfest Princess Pageant on Wednesday night of fair week. This year’s pageant had less competition than usual. With nine awards and only eight contestants, every girl went home with...

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PSD announces attendance incentive

August 23, 2013
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Preston School Superintendent Joel Wilson announced an attendance incentive this week. “Our funding from the state is based on attendance from Aug. 19 to Oct. 31,” Wilson said. “The better attendance we have during this time, the more funding the state gives the district.” The Preston School District is urging families to postpone vacations...

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WS to honor runners at opening football game

August 23, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – All athletes who were part of this past spring’s 2A state track title teams will be honored at halftime during the opening football game of 2013-14 school year. Track coach Dan Line said both the girls and boys won 2A state track titles in the spring...

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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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