D.A.R.E. to be different

The City of Madill held the monthly city council meeting on May 9, starting at 5:00 p.m. The meeting began with the Madill City Attorney Dustin Rowe swearing in Heath Weaver as a councilman.

After the fanfare and Weaver was sworn in, Mayor Travis Williams read the D.A.R.E. program proclamation, naming May 9 as D.A.R.E. Day. Drug Abuse Resistance Education, also known as D.A.R.E., is a drug prevention program that teaches school-aged children the dangers of doing drugs. The program also encompasses other potential dangers like over-the-counter drugs, and bullying while teaching internet safety.

There was an essay contest where students submit a one-page essay to describe what they have learned from the D.A.R.E. program. The fifthgrade winners of the essay contest were Tristan Barnes, Lauren Landgraf, Andrea Robles, and Yadera Barbosa. Evan Watts, Beck Vargas, Korlee Cunningham, and Derrick Adams-King were the seventh-grade essay contest winners.

Madill Police Chief Donald Yow reassigned Patty Dodd and Sherry Yochum as D.A.R.E. representatives. Dodd was also recognized as International Teacher of the Year. Jensen Fullingim was appointed as a member of the National Board for D.A.R.E. Kids.



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