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D.A.R.E.


Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

Before Officer Beck came and talked to us, I thought "dare" was just a way of challenging others. I used to dare my brother to go as fast as he could go down the driveway on his rollerblades. Now I know D.A.R.E. is an acronym for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. During the nine weeks he was with us, Officer Beck talked about the importance of making good choices when picking friends, the danger of drugs and alcohol, and some of the effects of drugs and alcohol.

Choosing friends carefully is very important at all times, especially during the years of middle school all the way through college. In those years your parents' opinions begin to matter less and your friends' opinions begin to matter more. It's important to pick friends that have the same values as you do. If you have a friend who smokes, they may offer you a cigarette and you may not know what to do because they are your friend. It would be a lot harder to say no to a friend than to someone that's not your friend. Your best bet is choosing friends that have the same attitudes about tobacco, drugs and alcohol as you do. For example, if you and your friend are hanging out and a guy walks up to you and asks if you want to smoke, you won't have to worry what your friend will say, you already know, you will both say no. It will make these types of situations easier if my friends and I feel the same about drugs.

You should never take illegal drugs. There are drugs you take when you are sick like Advil and Tylenol, and when taken as directed, they are safe. Illegal drugs are never safe. They are illegal for a reason. If you getcaught, you will most likely get put in jail. Drug dealers aren't nice guys. They know what they're doing to the people who buy their drugs, but that is how they make their money. Drug dealers have ways of tricking kids by telling them, "If you lick this sticker, it will taste like candy." It will most likely have drugs on it, so don't accept any stickers from a stranger. When Officer Beck was talking about drug dealers and their tricks, I found myself wishing all the drug dealers were in jail, and we wouldn't have to worry about them.

I also learned some of the effects that drugs and alcohol would have on my body, such as blurred vision, dizziness, acting funny, poor judgment, loss of memory for a period of time, and the loss of brain cells. Most of the effects wear off, however, you can't get your brain cells back! These are just some of the evidence why .....
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Drug free is home free!

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

Drugs..drugs are dangerous. Staying drug free is a commitment all kids should make. It would even be a good idea for adults to become drug free. But, like all things, it's a choice. And, you and only you, can make that choice. D.A.R.E. has helped me ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson approves public hearing

Fri, May 21st, 2010
Posted in Education

Industrial Technology teacher Mark Winkels, who was placed on unrequested leave by the board on April 29th, has requested a public hearing regarding his position. The board has been working since the special meeting to determine what courses Winkels ..... 
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Chatfield School Board discusses Potter Center for the arts

Fri, May 21st, 2010
Posted in Education

Potter Center for the Arts, state funding, and a proposed walking path were all topics of discussion at the Chatfield School Board's meeting on May 17, 2010. All members except F. Mike Tuohy were present. Two students and adults representing the Cha ..... 
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Rushford Peterson school board proceeds with cuts

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in Education

A room full of determined parents and students. A stopwatch displayed on an overhead projection screen. At hand, the fate of five R-P staff members.

While this could have made for a tense gathering, the special meeting on Thursday, April 29t ..... 
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Education Minnesota urges governor to sign bill saving schools hundreds of millions of dollars

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in Education

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 7, 2010 - A bill that would save Minnesota schools hundreds of millions of dollars while improving health insurance for thousands of school employees now awaits Gov. Tim Pawlenty's signature. The bill, which creates a statewide h ..... 
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Harmony American Legion Auxiliary announces Girls State

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Harmony American Legion Auxiliary is proud to announce that Nashia Soland has been chosen to represent Harmony at the 64th annual Girls State program to be held June 13-19, 2010, at Bethel College in St. Paul. Soland is the daughter of LuVerne a ..... 
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Lanesboro High School student receives University of Minnesota Science Achievement Award

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in Education

Dana Sautter, a student at Lanesboro High School, has received a Science Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). In addition to the award, Sautter also received a $200 ..... 
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AgStar Offers Grant to Support Ag Education in High Schools

Tue, May 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

MANKATO, Minn. (May 4, 2010) - AgStar Financial Services' Fund for Rural America, a corporate-giving program, is proud to once again offer a grant supporting equipment for agriculture classrooms. The AgStar Fund has approved $50,000 for this program ..... 
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