May 24, 2016

Hundreds of Santa Maria 6th Grade Students Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on May 23, 2016 by in California, Hometown, News

Students complete drug, alcohol and tobacco resistance program. SANTA MARIA, Calif. – More than 1,000 6th grade students in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District celebrated graduation from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program on Friday morning at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge. Students at the ceremony included those from: Battles Elementary, Bruce Elementary, Jimenez […]

D.A.R.E. to be Different

Posted on May 23, 2016 by in Hometown, Indiana, News

Jennifer Long’s sixth grade class at Ladoga Elementary graduated on Thursday. However, it was not to the junior high just yet. The class celebrated the end of their 10-week Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program with a pizza party, a police K-9 demonstration and a small graduation ceremony. School Resource Officer Jennifer Griffith of the […]

Over 1,000 Sixth-Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on May 23, 2016 by in California, Hometown, News

During the D.A.R.E. program commencement Friday, over 1,000 Santa Maria Bonita School District students pledged to stay substance-free and exercise their right to say “no” to peer pressure. The Santa Maria Elks Lodge was filled with proud graduates from Liberty, Sanchez, Ontiveros, Oakley, Robert Bruce, Battles, Tunnell and Jimenez schools. All were proudly donning their […]

D.A.R.E. Reaches Record Number of Students in New Brunswick Schools

Posted on May 18, 2016 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News, Spotlight

Eight hundred New Brunswick fifth graders have newly taken a pledge to live their lives free of the negative influences of drug and alcohol abuse following the completion of the D.A.R.E. program for the 2015-16 school year. Right: D.A.R.E. graduates outside of Roosevelt School on May 18. Click to view the full image. For over […]

Community Surprises Pickaway Co. Deputy with New Car

Posted on May 17, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – Every Monday morning, as Pickaway County Deputy Dale Thomas walks to his cruiser, he carries jumper cables knowing that the long weekend will leave the battery needing a jolt. If it is raining, he prepares for the leak in the cruiser’s roof by grabbing a rain jacket. The D.A.R.E. officer knows the shortfalls […]

Police Department Finds a Way to Interact with Kids in the Summer

Posted on May 17, 2016 by in Arkansas, Hometown, News

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – The Paragould Police Department is finding a way to interact with children throughout the summer. The department is teaming up with Pay it Forward Paragould to pass out snacks and drinks to kids. “We will gather some donations as far as juice boxes, snacks, toys or anything we can give out to […]

‘Officer Friendly’ Retires

Posted on May 16, 2016 by in Hometown, Nebraska, News

Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce President Tom Hastings (right) greets Sgt. Jim Baldwin during his retirement reception at the Hastings Police Department. Click image for full view. After 32 years with the Hastings Police Department, Sgt. Jim Baldwin, known for years as Officer Friendly, hung up his badge Monday. While serving as public relations officer […]

Fifth-graders celebrate drug-free message

Posted on May 15, 2016 by in Florida, Hometown, News

AVON PARK — It has music, dancing, role models and a skit with a few bad guys and plenty of good ones bearing a message to make the right decisions and live drug-free. The annual D.A.R.E. Day Celebration Thursday featured about a 1,000 fifth-grade students from the Highlands County School District’s elementary schools who have […]

Threats lead to arrest of student

Posted on May 15, 2016 by in Hometown, Indiana

An 18-year-old Medora High School student faces an intimidation charge in connection with an incident Thursday in which he threatened to shoot students and turn the gun on himself, police report. Willis Lee Weddell Abell of Medora was arrested on the Level 6 charge near his residence, just a few blocks away from the school […]

High School Students Remodel a Home for a Single Mother

Posted on May 6, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Texas

PECOS – Many people know all about the D.A.R.E. program. It’s an organization that helps kids stay active in the community and off drugs. Volunteers from that program hold an annual project repairing homes for less fortunate families and this year the happy recipients were a single mother and her teen son. A house in […]