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May 20, 2013

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Workshop to educate parents about drugs

The Learning Lamp, in partnership with Central Cambria School District and Drug Free Pennsylvania, is hosting a free workshop, Straight Talk for Parents, to educate parents on drug use among teens and the types of drugs teens are likely to encounter from 6 to 7:30 tonight in the auditorium of Central Cambria High School, 204 Schoolhouse Road., Ebensburg.

According to the most recent Pennsylvania Youth Survey, children typically start experimenting with drugs and alcohol by the age of 13 – some are even younger. Nearly one in six Cambria County sixth-graders admitted to having used alcohol in their lifetime. By eighth grade, that number jumps to one in three.

The workshop is open to parents, educators and community members from any school district.

For more information, visit or call 262-0732.

JAHA offering free admission to military 

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association will participate in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Monday through Labor Day.

The complete list of participating museums is available at

Museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa are taking part in the initiative.

To find out which museums are participating, visit

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Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

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