October 25, 2011
Fannie Bush Elementary students and staff, along with Glenn Leveridge and Tammy Carroll from Central Bank, released red balloons Monday. The balloons signified drug awareness for students and teaching them to say “no” to drugs and to make it a lifetime commitment. Students also wore red shirts to commemorate the event. Each balloon was tagged with information about the school and the event in hopes to discover the distance and to inform others about drug awareness. Fannie Bush Family Resource Center sponsored the balloons.
November 16, 2010
Conkwright Middle School recently celebrated Red Ribbon week with a variety of fun and educational activities. Conkwright’s counseling department and Family Resource Center created a program that made the student’s aware of drug abuse, a serious problem facing our youth today. Activities included a school-wide art contest run by yearbook sponsor Daniel Ward. The students made artwork promoting a drug free life. The winning student, Shelby Stocker’s artwork, with her button entitled “Do the Dougie, not the Druggie,” pointed out that there are many other things to do instead of drugs.
October 1, 2010
Churches must fight scourge of drugs To pastors and church leaders: I pray that all is well with you and that both you and the people you lead are deeply aware of the presence and grace of God in these challenging times. I am grateful for the opportunity to be your fellow servant in caring for and in leading God’s flock in Winchester and Clark County. I have been asked to serve as president of the board of directors for the Clark Christian Drug Coalition (CCDC)
October 27, 2009
Dear Editor, Since this week is Red Ribbon Week, I would like to raise awareness about Alcopops. Being part of the Danville High School Youth in Action group, I am fully aware of the negative effects of drugs and alcohol. Alcopops are alcoholic energy drinks with at least as much alcohol in them as a can of beer. These drinks are not widely known about by adults, so many teens get away with drinking them. Sold in many gas stations, and grocery stores where package liquor is sold, these drinks are easily accessible, and targeted toward teens.
November 7, 2008
PAINT LICK - Little did Paint Lick Elementary pre-schooler Mayson Molen know when she arrived home from school Oct. 30 that she would find a red balloon launched from northwest Indiana. Molen found the balloon in her great-grandfather James Flynn's field after getting off the school bus with her sister, Skyler, 8, on Drakes Creek Road. She picked up the shredded balloon and asked her great-grandmother, Wanda "Ginny" Flynn, what it was. Wanda and the girls examined the balloon and found a message tied to it that read: "In Celebration of Red Ribbon Week.
October 31, 2008
"I can help America be strong and drug-free" was the thought on every student's mind during the Hannah McClure Red Ribbon Rally Thursday. The school was honored to have distinguished elected officials including our state senator, state representative and mayor, along with the school superintendent as speakers at the culminating activity of Red Ribbon Week. Oct. 23-31 was celebrated nationwide as Red Ribbon Week to help students say "No!" when offered illegal drugs. This year Hannah McClure decided to use the patriotic theme to tie in the upcoming presidential election.
October 31, 2007
"Parting the Red Sea" would be an apt description of going through the Hannah McClure Elementary School's Red Ribbon Week kick-off rally. Students and teachers were all attired in red as the fun event began Tuesday in the school's gymnasium. Red Ribbon Week is celebrated October 23 through Halloween. The schools' rally introduced McClure's students to the theme for each day of the celebration. Mrs. Kathryn Howard, principal, was emcee for the schools' event. She heralded Mr. Brandon Vincent, music specialist, "Crazy Feet Vincent" as he displayed his wild socks on stage.
October 24, 2007
Students at Hannah McClure Elementary School said "yes" to red on Tuesday in an effort to learn how to say "no" to drugs. The school gym was a sea of red as students, teachers and staff decked out in red clothing kicked of national Red Ribbon Week with a pep rally. "We want our students to feel confident to make good choices," said guidance counselor Susan Hutchins, who coordinated the event. "Red Ribbon Week is a perfect time to teach kids that they have the right to say 'no' when they are pressured to use illegal drugs.
October 24, 2006
Local elementary schools are encouraging students to say no to drugs this week in celebration of the Red Ribbon Campaign. Sponsored by the National Family Partnership, Red Ribbon Week is designed to encourage people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. It began in 1985 after a Drug Enforcement Administration agent, Enrique Camarena, was murdered by drug traffickers in Mexico City. During the week, red ribbons are displayed as a symbol of intolerance toward the use of drugs.