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The Mayor of Machynlleth Gareth Jones has told ITV News the town is still "very focused" on finding April Jones and is still helping the police with their searches.
All over April Jones' home town of Machynlleth in mid-Wales there are reminders that the missing five-year-old is never far from people's thoughts.
- April Jones, who suffers from cerebral palsy and has irritable bowel syndrome, was last seen at about 7pm on October 1 2012 playing out on her bike with friends on the Bryn-y-Gog estate.
- She had been allowed to stay up later after getting a glowing school report earlier in the day.
- Local man Mark Bridger, 46, was charged with the abduction and murder of April.
The parents of missing five-year-old April Jones have thanked the public for their support one month on from the youngster's sudden disappearance.
In a statement released four weeks to the day after the schoolgirl was abducted from the quiet market town of Machynlleth in mid Wales, Coral and Paul Jones also described how they were "overwhelmed" by the amount of resources being used to find their "beautiful daughter".
More than 40,000 man hours have been spent searching for missing April Jones so far.
As many as 150 expert searchers still scour 60 square kilometres of rugged tree-covered terrain around Machynlleth every day.
Mountains, derelict mines, potholes, lakes, the River Dyfi and the town itself fall within more than 300 search areas.
Every five days search teams are stood down and replaced by an equal number of freshly rested experts eager to start work.
Dyfed Powys Police continue to co-ordinate the massive operation and have vowed to search on into 2013 if needs be.
It has been "an horrific month" says the mayor of Machynlleth.
Councillor Gareth Jones wishes his community could return to normal but with five-year-old April Jones still missing what normality would it be?
On every gate, lamp post and in every shop window the pink ribbons remain, a constant reminder of the little school girl who is still to be found.
Daily the police scour the countryside in the hope that this bleak, rugged and forbidding landscape will finally give-up her secret location.
Machynlleth is wounded by the loss of a child but it continues to be strengthened by a resolve to find her.
Police are continuing their painstaking search for missing five-year-old April Jones one month on from the youngster's sudden disappearance.
The quiet market town of Machynlleth in mid Wales is still reeling from the trauma of the abduction of the schoolgirl, who was last seen getting into a vehicle near her home.
A massive search operation was launched within hours of her vanishing - and prompted desperate appeals for information from her devastated family.
More than 40,000 man hours spent meticulously searching for the missing girl have so far uncovered no trace of her and more than 150 expert searchers still scour 60 square kilometres of rugged tree-covered terrain around the town every day.
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April Jones vanished from her home town in Wales a month ago today. Despite continuing daily searches, the five-year-old is yet to be found.