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By Cyd Lass
Staff Intern 

Screen-free week proves successful within participants


October 6, 2018

WORLAND – For three years, Washakie County Public Health (WCPH) has held an annual screen-free week for children of the community. Last month they held the event once again.

Last year, 60 students spent 16-20 hours screen-free as a way to spend time away from their screens and to focus more on time with family. This year, WCPH saw a rise in numbers with 84 participants.

According to WCPH nurse manager, Amanda Heinemeyer, screen-free week is to encourage both kids and parents to turn off their screens and to have quality time together. Participants saw the advantages of going screen free...

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