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City, county, other offices to close for New Year’s holiday

December 27, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state and federal offices will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1, in celebration of the New Year’s holiday. The post office plans to operate on a reduced schedule on Monday, Dec. 31. The lobby will be open from 8 a.m.-noon. Postmaster Val Porter said...

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Community digs in: Helping hands help the Elks

December 26, 2012
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Young men and young women showed up to sort through canned items, then placed them in boxes to be sealed and ready for delivery.

By JEAN CARTER  The Preston Elks Lodge has been a beehive of activity this past week, as volunteers gathered at the lodge to put Christmas boxes together for an estimated 850 families who need a helping hand during the holidays. Jenny Hollingsworth and Krysta Christensen coordinate the event, and both said they are over-whelmed...

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Bodily gives back

December 26, 2012
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Amanda and Stanton Bodily pose for a photograph at the Ronald
McDonald House in Phoenix, Ariz.

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor When Amanda Bodily was a senior at Preston High School last year, the Indian cheerleader wanted to recycle formal prom dresses for her senior project. She hoped to have the support of girls who have attended formal dances or proms in recent years, and she did. The plan...

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Landfill Christmas tree drop off announced

December 26, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor When the merriment of the Christmas Holiday is over and it’s time to clean the house and get rid of the Christmas tree, accommodations are being made by the Franklin County Landfill. The landfill is providing a Christmas tree drop off, starting Wednesday, Dec. 26, on the west...

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Beckstead to bow out: After 32 years Beckstead turns the page on his career

December 25, 2012
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    By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Franklin County Sheriff Don Beckstead will hang up his gun next month after 32 years in law enforcement. The long-serving law enforcement officer was appointed sheriff in 1987 after the retirement of Dean Gunnell. Beckstead has served the community as sheriff since that time. He said...

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Top 10 news stories for 2012 listed

December 25, 2012
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Specialist Cody Otho Moosman came home to be laid to rest in Preston.

Compiled by RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The Citizen news staff reviewed last year’s issues for news and chose these stories for the Top 10 list for 2012. 1. Moosman comes home, July 16:  Specialist Cody Otho Moosman came home to Preston. The Citizen reported the 24 year old was killed in action in...

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