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Every calf counts

March 30, 2013
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LAMONTS 5X3 1-23

A Mink Creek cattle ranch has caught the attention of the American Angus Association for excellence in sires  Story and photos by RODNEY D. BOAM    It’s calving time at the Mink Creek Cattle Company ranch and Greg Belew, the ranch manager, is putting in plenty of hours to make sure the new additions are...

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Rec sign-ups underway

March 29, 2013
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LAMONTS 5X4 3-6

T-ball deadline is May 10, softball deadline is May 3. Pick up registration forms at Preston City office building, Stokes MarketPlace, Big J’s, Kings, Bob’s Mart, Groll’s, Papa Jay’s in Clifton and Woodwards Market in Weston. T-ball ages are 4-6 year olds, softball ages are from 7-13 years of age. Directors said they are...

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Food bank donation a taxpayer option

March 28, 2013
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Food bank donation a taxpayer option

By CITIZEN STAFF  For the third straight year, Franklin County taxpayers can join others across the state in including a donation to the Idaho Food Bank Fund on their income taxes. The fund makes it possible for nonprofit food providers across the Gem state to request funding for emergency food purchases, assistance to expand...

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Baby calf motel: Structure offers protection

March 28, 2013
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PHEASANTS AUCTION 2X5

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Jim Naylor loves his baby calves and for the last 10 years has built a baby calf motel to keep the newborns out of the damp weather and cold. In late winter every year Naylor constructs a 40 X 60-foot enclosure out of 20, one-ton straw bales. He...

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On-street parking to be allowed April 1

March 27, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor It’s a sure sign of spring in Preston as robins are pecking on the lawn and geese are flying overhead. Vehicles are once again allowed to park overnight on city streets. The ordinance banning parking expires Sunday, March 31, at midnight. Beginning Nov. 1 each year and running...

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Motivational speaker Milton Creagh to speak

March 27, 2013
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Motivational speaker Milton Creagh to speak

By JEAN CARTER Citizen staff Milton Creagh, former host of the national PBS television series, “Parenting Works,” and other television programs, will be a special guest speaker at Preston junior high and high school. He will be there April 2. Creagh will also be speaking to the Rotary Club members and invited guests during...

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