November 20, 2014




This is the place to keep up with the latest information affecting our program as D.A.R.E. continues to help eradicate drug abuse and violence throughout the world.




3-time world champ Rick Wilkin still racing cars after nearly 50 years

Posted on Nov 19th, 2014

Rick Wilkin

For the past 23 years, Wilkin has been racing a 1991 Chevy Camero painted like a sheriff’s cruiser. It also has DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) logos on it. Not only does he race the car,…

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Cavazos’ dream comes true

Posted on Nov 18th, 2014

Stephanie Cavazos

Stephanie Cavazos in front of her patrol car. From Alice Echo-News Journal. A dream inspired at the age of 10 through the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program became a reality on Wednesday,…

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Teens using e-cigarettes worry health officials

Posted on Nov 16th, 2014

Students smoke just across from the school cafeteria.

From Ledger-Enquirer. WASHINGTON — More high school students are using electronic cigarettes, according to new findings, raising concerns among health officials that the growing diversification…

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Youth tobacco smoking rates putting millions at risk of premature death

Posted on Nov 16th, 2014


From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost 23 percent of high school students currently use a tobacco product, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and…

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Police receive requests to broaden D.A.R.E. Programme

Posted on Nov 12th, 2014

Calvin Brutus

Superintendent Calvin Brutus, Police ‘E’ Division Commander. From Guyana Chronicle. RESIDENTS of Linden and other areas in the Police ‘E’ Division have been calling on the police to…

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Holly Festival Craft Fair to be Nov. 8 and 9 at BCMS

Posted on Nov 8th, 2014

Holly Festival Craft Fair

From Lee's Summit Tribune. The Holly Festival, a fundraising craft show that supports Lee’s Summit’s DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8…

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Congratulations to new Maine State Senator Scott Cyrway

Posted on Nov 6th, 2014

Scott Cryway

Congratulations to new Maine State Senator Scott Cyrway. Scott will represent the citizens of District 16, the Waterville area. Press Release: Scott Cyrway, DARE Coordinator for the State of…

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Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition highlighted during Red Ribbon Week

Posted on Nov 4th, 2014

Marquette High SADD chapter representatives

Marquette High SADD chapter representatives (from left) Drew Baker, Vinai Kumar, Michelle Li, Akash Sarkar and Paige Knittel with the pedal car. Click the image for full view. From Newsmagazine…

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Stadalsky: Metalstamp makes donation to Minooka D.A.R.E.

Posted on Nov 4th, 2014

Metal Stamp Logo

From The Herald-News. MINOOKA – Metalstamp Inc. owners, Lee and Kathy Huchinson, and son Ben Huchinson presented a $5,000 check to the Minooka police department’s D.A.R.E. program last…

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D.A.R.E. officers honor Hightower

Posted on Nov 1st, 2014

Hightower honored

Edwardsville Police Officers Joy Davis, Jason Hunter and Christopher Williams present Edwardsville District 7 Superintendent Ed Hightower with an award for his support of the annual D.A.R.E. Car…

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Red Ribbon Week takes first strides with 5K

Posted on Oct 29th, 2014

Staff Sgt. Shane Makary

Staff Sgt. Shane Makary, ordinance maintenance platoon sergeant, Combat Logistics Batalion 13, receives a trophy for coming in second place during the Red Ribbon Week 5K race at Desert Winds Golf…

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Dunn County deputy earns state award for warning kids about drugs

Posted on Oct 25th, 2014

Dunn County Deputy Rod Dicus

Dunn County Deputy Rod Dicus teaches a Drug Abuse Resistance Education class to Elk Mound fifth-graders. Dicus recently was named as the Wisconsin D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year. From…

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Irvington’s Main Street School Fifth-Graders Take on D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on Oct 25th, 2014

DARE program with Police Officer Erik Seman

The Main Street School fifth- graders are participating in the DARE program with Police Officer Erik Seman. Photo Credit: Irvington Union Free School…

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D.A.R.E. seeking vehicle to educate against drugs

Posted on Oct 25th, 2014

DARE Vehicle

School officer seeking vehicle to educate against drugs. From The Sun Times. Heber Springs, Arkansas Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Officer Mandee Love of the Heber Springs…

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D.A.R.E. Raffle 10-20-14

Posted on Oct 24th, 2014


We did the raffle drawing, congratulations to the winners!   Here are the results for the Grand prize and Bonus prize. Lisa Halpern $20,000 Bonus Prize…

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Mainers look to Colorado for lessons learned on marijuana legalization

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2014

Bob Doyle

Bob Doyle talks to business leaders about his state's experience with marijuana legalization. From LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Two weeks from today, voters in South Portland…

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D.A.R.E. America Awarded National Council on Patient Information in Education OTC Literacy Grant

Posted on Oct 19th, 2014


A meeting, in Washington, D.C., of entities concerned with over-the-counter (OTC) drug misuse and abuse was convened by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE). The…

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West Deptford drug recovery group offers free help to addicts, families

Posted on Oct 19th, 2014

The Meeting Flier

Right: A flier for "The Meeting" that was handed out at Woodbury's Fall Festival Parade earlier in October. (Greg Adomaitis | South Jersey Times). From WEST DEPTFORD TWP. —…

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Crime Task Force curbs drug trade

Posted on Oct 19th, 2014

Deputy Joe Carl and K9 unit Riley

Sheriff credits multiple prong approach. Deputy Joe Carl and K9 unit Riley are members of the Hardin County Sheriffs Department canine unit which works very closely with the task force. From The…

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Yorktown’s Murphy Unveils Seven Point Plan To Fight Heroin

Posted on Oct 16th, 2014

Dr. Terrence Murphy

From The Daily Voice. YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown's Dr. Terrence Murphy recently unveiled his plan for addressing the Hudson Valley's growing heroin crisis. Murphy's plan includes: Sponsoring…

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