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Students, residents take back the night

Barnickel also said that she hoped April’s events keep the community talking throughout the year.
“Silence is the key,” she said.
“The main thing is that people don’t want to talk about violence.
If our goal is to talk about it, then maybe we can break the silence.”
Mayor Dan Hollingsworth was also in attendance and said he hoped people in the community will help others who had been through domestic abuse or had been sexually assaulted.

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Underage drinking spotlighted

When asked if they knew anyone with a friend or family member who struggles with alcoholism, 75 percent of the nearly 300 people in the room raised their hands.
Efforts to fight alcohol abuse are escalating in the community as it becomes apparent that plenty of people, old and young, take on very lax attitudes with this substance.
The surveys distributed at the Town Hall meeting pinpointed some causes for drinking, and a campaign presented by a Louisiana Tech member of Students Against Destructive Decisions brings forth one solution.

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Children need to be prepared

She asked him questions to keep him conscious and then left the family dog with her sibling while she rushed to get help.
“She knew she had to go get help,” said the children’s mother. “Most kids, I think, with it being their brother would not have left.”
Community residents need to make sure that their children are aware of what to do if an accident occurs.
While elementary students learn what to do in case of a fire, it is usually up to the parents to teach their children not to panic in case of an emergency.

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Kyle has eyes on NFL

“The teams that I’ve worked out for, who knows, they might not even be the one which drafts me,” noted Williams a few weeks ago, shortly after having worked out for several teams who have expressed interest in his skills as one of the top defensive linemen in the nation during the past season.
“Any of the 32 teams could draft me.”
Now that is one thing that should definitely, unequivocally, happen for Kyle Williams.

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Choudrant girl saves younger brother

“(Bobbi) told us that when a bug flew in her eye, she closed her eyes for just a second,” Smith said, “and the 4-wheeler landed on top of (Hough).”
She also said she thinks there might have been a hole that caused them to flip, and that a low back tire on the 4-wheeler probably contributed to the accident.
What happened next stunned the whole family.
“Bobbi managed to pick the 4-wheeler up off his stomach,” Smith said.
“It was still running, and it burned her hands, but he was able to slide down.”

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