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Candlelight vigil at Stephens County Courthouse honors local foster children

    Candlelight vigil at Stephens County Courthouse honors local foster children

Members of the Stephens County Child Welfare Board and others gathered for a candlelight vigil in front of the courthouse Thursday evening, April 29, to remember and pray for local children who are in foster care.

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Child Welfare Board to host candlelight vigil on Thursday evening

    Child Welfare Board to host candlelight vigil on Thursday evening

The Stephens County Child Welfare Board will hold a candlelight vigil with County Judge Michael Roach to honor victims of child abuse at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in front

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Child Welfare Board honors child abuse victims with annual courthouse display

    Child Welfare Board honors child abuse victims with annual courthouse display

It is a somber task that the members of the Stephens County Child Welfare Board take on each April as they honor the children of the world who have died from abuse or neglect in the past year. And, yet, the group of local women makes an effort to turn the annual Child Abuse Awareness Month display in front of the Stephens County Courthouse into a celebration of the children’s lives, rather than just a symbolic graveyard.

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Stephens County Commissioners name April as Child Abuse Awareness Month

    Stephens County Commissioners name April as Child Abuse Awareness Month

At their last meeting, the Stephens County Commissioners declared April 2021 as Child Abuse Awareness Month locally.

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Child Welfare Board launches balloons in honor of local foster kids

  Child Welfare Board launches balloons in honor of local foster kids

On Monday morning a small group of people holding helium balloons gathered at Foundation Park in downtown Breckenridge. The group,

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Local volunteers work to help prevent child abuse

  Local volunteers work to help prevent child abuse

A group of local volunteers gathered at the Stephens County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon to install the annual display in

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