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A standing ovation began Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting after 2007 was officially declared the "Year of the Child" in Del Norte County.
"There are priorities we want to focus on this year," said District Five Supervisor David Finigan. "Our children should be our focus."
Finigan said he wants Del Norte County to be a pioneer in providing child services, and he hopes other counties will follow.
District Two Supervisor Martha McClure echoed Finigan's statement.
"There is nothing truer than, ¬ĎYou are as strong as your children,'" she said.