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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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LONGING FOR HOME 3X2

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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Monsanto gives $4,500 to WS

August 22, 2013
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Harold B. Lee Elementary principal Melinda Royer (l), Helen Smith,
Monsanto spokesperson and West Side Superintendent Spencer Barzee
hold a $4,500 check given to the elementary school for mini iPads.

By KELLIANNE GAMMILL  Citizen intern Harold B. Lee Elementary will be adding new mini iPads to their classrooms this year after receiving a grant from Monsanto Fund. The iPads will be used in math courses. “Harold B. Lee Elementary is excited to add new mini iPads to their school,” Harold B. Lee Elementary Principal...

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Fair ends: It’s a wrap

August 21, 2013
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DEER CLIFF 2x4 8-2013

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The annual Franklin County Fair ended on Saturday with the bull bonanza in a packed arena at the fairgrounds. A variety of events through the week brought out good crowds, despite very hot and breezy weather. “Things really came together,” Fair committee chair Wes Harris said. “We had...

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Beck to appear at Worm Creek

August 21, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Glenn Beck, a nationally known personality and author, is coming to the Worm Creek Opera House on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Franklin County Theatre Arts Council. “He came to the theater and watched a movie a few weeks ago, before the...

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