April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and children's advocacy organizations across Palo Pinto County are taking charge to make the most of the 30-day campaign. Tuesday, Palo Pinto County Child Welfare Board took a trip to the county courthouse to plant roses in the flower beds in front of the mighty structure. A total of 198 roses were planted, representing the number of confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect in PPC in 2013. "It is a blessing that all of the roses are blue this year," PPCCWB President Connie Ball said. This is because blue roses symbolize children who have actually received aid, whereas black roses represent the unfortunate passing of a child from abuse.
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Zombies take over downtown
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Wild goose hunt?
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Setting the stage
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Optimism in numbers
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Back on the beat
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Inspectors return to health products company
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