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Funding slashed

Annual youth conference canceled
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The youth conference sponsored by Partners in Prevention will not happen this year because of budget cuts.

Unless something drastic changes between now and May, the 2011-12 fifth-and-sixth-grade students from Lincoln and neighboring parishes will not be able to attend the annual Peer Leadership Youth Conference.

This one-day event, which has officially been sponsored by the North Central Alliance Partners in Prevention for the past six years, is focused on catching students early to teach them the negative side effects of drinking alcohol and doing drugs.

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