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Southeast Student Following Dream to Become Police Officer, Graduates from Law Enforcement Academy

Posted on December 18, 2017 by in Hometown, Missouri, News

Jennifer Rubin

For Southeast Missouri State University senior Jennifer Rubin, graduating from the Law Enforcement Academy is an achievement over 10 years in the making. “It feels very surreal to be graduating,” she said. “It has been a goal of mine for a long time now, and I’m thrilled to finally be entering the line of work […]

D.A.R.E. to Make a Difference

Posted on October 30, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, Missouri, News

Detective Ken Minica, right, talks to students in Ms. Anissa Laney’s fifth-grade class Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Peeking inside the window of a fifth-grade classroom in Halfway Elementary School, neat rows of desks and chairs filled with young students come into view. The kids look ahead at the instructor intently with pencils poised above colorful workbooks, awaiting the right moment to fill in the next blank on their worksheets. Photo: Detective Ken […]

Program Seeks to Educate Students About Good Choices

Posted on October 30, 2017 by in Curriculum, Hometown, Missouri, News

Deputy Gary Carver teaches the D.A.R.E. program to fifth and seventh grade students in the Bismarck, Central, North County and West County school districts. Carver says the program is focusing on educating students about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, as well as heroin and methamphetamine.

Deputy Gary Carver teaches the D.A.R.E. program to fifth and seventh grade students in the Bismarck, Central, North County and West County school districts. Carver says the program is focusing on educating students about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, as well as heroin and methamphetamine. “Education beats incarceration every single time.” Those of the […]

Deputy Joins County D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on October 30, 2017 by in Hometown, Missouri, News

Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Missouri

A nearly five-year veteran of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department has taken on a new role as a D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) officer. Deputy James O’Fallon joins Cpl. James Harden, who has been teaching the classes for three years. The two visit 18 schools in the county and one just outside the county, in […]

Cody Collins, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Missouri Representative

Posted on June 30, 2017 by in Hometown, Missouri, Youth Advocacy Board

Cody Collins, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Missouri Representative

I would like to tell you about me for a second or two. First off, I am a home grown Missourian with the passion of an athlete. I attend Sedalia Smith Cotton High School.  Just to give you an idea of where Sedalia is, we are approximately 80 miles east of Kansas City.  Sedalia is […]

St. Peter Catholic School Students Graduate from D.A.R.E Program

Posted on May 18, 2017 by in Hometown, Missouri

St. Peter Catholic School DARE Graduates 2017

The Marshall Police Department held a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) graduation ceremony for students at St. Peter Catholic School on Thursday, May 11. According to a news release, Mrs. Simonton’s fifth-grade students (right) just completed the 10-week D.A.R.E. program, which was taught by Detective Sergeant William McMellen. D.A.R.E. is designed to educate children about […]

D.A.R.E. Fundraiser Underway

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

Monett City Hall

Proceeds support designated car program. The Monett Police Department is seeking donations to support the Drug Abuse Resistance Education car program. “Monett Police Chief George Daoud has designated one of the department’s Dodge Chargers as the D.A.R.E. car, and the goal of this project is to give students of the school district ownership in the […]

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

Posted on February 24, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, Missouri, News

DARE Logo Black

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 […]