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Police D.A.R.E to Bring Back Drug Program

Posted on February 24, 2017 by in Hometown, Missouri, News

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The Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department brought back the county’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) program. The D.A.R.E board was shut down eight years ago, but was brought back Feb. 6. The program has since been added to the Nodaway County school curriculum. The program is headed by Sgt. Rich Smail, who retired from the Maryville […]

County Starts D.A.R.E. Effort Again

Posted on February 12, 2017 by in Hometown, Missouri, News

The members of the Nodaway County D.A.R.E. board include, front: Nate Rice, Marla Finney, Melissa Grace, Ken Grove; back: Marilyn Jenkins, Victor West, Randy Strong and Rick Smail. Not pictured: Rita Carroll, Robert Rice, Bill Meiners and Jason McDowell. There are a few members who have not been appointed yet.

The Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department re-instated the county’s DARE board which met on February 6. In photo (click to view the full image): The members of the Nodaway County D.A.R.E. board include, front: Nate Rice, Marla Finney, Melissa Grace, Ken Grove; back: Marilyn Jenkins, Victor West, Randy Strong and Rick Smail. Not pictured: Rita Carroll, […]

“In the hands of this child”

Posted on February 7, 2017 by in Hometown, Missouri

Clever D.A.R.E. graduates perform a skit at the January 20, 2017 graduation ceremony

Clever Middle School students graduate from D.A.R.E. In photo: Clever D.A.R.E. graduates perform a skit at the Jan. 20 graduation ceremony. Rows and rows of Clever students sit on bleachers in the Clever Middle School gym Jan. 20. Sporting dark-blue D.A.R.E. shirts, the third- and fourth-graders listened as Christian County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. Officer Bill Whitaker […]

Retro Bill Visits Cooper County Schools

Posted on January 3, 2017 by in Hometown, Missouri, News

Retro Bill, a world-renowned motivational speaker, talks to students at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School on Wednesday. His message was simple, but yet life-changing for many students.

He’s been called Elvis, but Retro Bill is nothing like him, he is his own person. This is the message that Bill has brought to millions of children across the United States, ‘be kind and be your own person.’ Photo (click image for full view): Retro Bill, a world-renowned motivational speaker, talks to students at […]

D.A.R.E. Kids Answer the Call for Help

Posted on December 4, 2016 by in Hometown, Missouri, News

D.A.R.E. Kids Answer the Call for Help

When Beaufort Elementary students were challenged to help veterans, they went beyond the call of duty and shattered a record along the way. Fifth-grade D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) students at the school got a taste of service leadership with a record-breaking drive when they collected 23,159 food and care items to help veterans in […]

McDonald County Sheriff Michael Hall Re-Elected After Tuesday’s election

Posted on November 14, 2016 by in Hometown, Missouri

McDonald County Sheriff Michael Hall

ANDERSON, MO – Hall is in the process of making short term and long term goals for the next four years, and already has some ideas. One is to hire more detectives. Another goal is to have the expansion of the sheriff’s office done sometime next year. The additions to the office will include more […]

D.A.R.E. to Begin in Camden County

Posted on October 11, 2016 by in Hometown, Missouri, News

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CAMDENTON, Mo — Children within Camden County will soon feel the benefits of D.A.R.E., the Drug Abuse Resistance Program. A press release from Camden County Sheriff’s Office announced its official implementation of D.A.R.E. into the county’s schools. Deputy Jamee Rugen will lead the program which begins the week of November 14th at Climax Springs, Mack […]

YAB Members Participate in Creating PSA Video to Promote D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School Curriculum

Posted on July 5, 2016 by in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Hometown, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, News, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, Youth Advisory Board

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Recently 12 select members of our D.A.R.E. Youth Advisory Board participated in creating a public service announce (PSA) video to promote D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School Curriculum. All 12 YAB members were invited to Orlando, Florida for a workshop on June 6-9, 2016, hosted by D.A.R.E. America’s CEO, Frank Pegueros, Director of Project Development, Mistie Bell-Renfro […]

Charged Up: The New Nixa D.A.R.E. Car is a 2013 Dodge Charger

Posted on June 22, 2016 by in Hometown, Missouri, News

The New Nixa D.A.R.E. Car

The new Nixa D.A.R.E. car is a 2013 Dodge Charger with a telltale paint job that D.A.R.E. Officer Brent Forgey said will catch the attention of students when he holds presentations. The new D.A.R.E. vehicle gets wide-eyed stares wherever it drives. You can’t miss the bright-green paint job or the rev of the 300-horsepower engine. […]

Ferguson D.A.R.E. Officer and School Principal working together to insure a brighter future for the children of Ferguson

Posted on August 12, 2015 by in Hometown, Missouri, News

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D.A.R.E. segment begins at 1:35. From Nine Network. Producer Ruth Ezell visits Central Elementary School in Ferguson, Missouri during celebrations marking its 135th anniversary and learns about the successful partnership between the principal of the predominantly African-American school and its white Community Resource and D.A.R.E. officer from the Ferguson P.D.