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Talk with the young people in your life about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

12-22-01

Dear Editor:

I have been the prevention specialist at Logan-Mason Mental Health for the past 3Ĺ years. My job is to educate the youth of Logan County on the hazards of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. In the past few weeks there have been some devastating incidents in Logan County. There was a marijuana incident at the middle school level; there was an alcohol and a controlled substance incident at the high school level; and many drinking and driving incidents. These are just the few that I know about, and your kids are talking about them. I hear it everyday in the schools that I go to.

What I want to communicate with the residents of Logan County is that educating our youth is not just one personís job. It is the job of every parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or adult with a young person in their life. As a result of these occurrences, this is the ideal opportunity for you to discuss your feelings on drugs with your child. I wish these things did not have to happen, but they did. It happens every day, and it is our kids. We cannot use the excuse "not my kid" anymore. Please talk with your kids about this, because if they are not talking to you about it they are talking with someone else about it. Make sure your kids know your feelings on this issue.

If you need help in getting the conversation started or information for yourself, I have resources available. Please call me at Logan-Mason Mental Health, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 5. The phone number is (217) 735-2272.

Kristi Simpson, MS

Prevention Specialist

Logan-Mason Mental Health


Thanks for supporting the arts in Logan County

12-22-01

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Logan County Arts Association I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those folks who attended our December classical guitar concert. This was a wonderful opportunity to hear a classically trained artist perform works that accentuate the season. A variety of classical and traditional Christmas favorites echoed throughout the friendly confines. I hope everyone enjoyed the performance.

We would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to Christian Culleton; the Trinity Episcopal Church; James Ransom, owner of Miss Jessieís Gallery; members of the arts association; and everyone who made this holiday concert a success.

It is our fond hope to provide entertainment that will add diversity to the offerings here in Logan County. Your thoughts and comments on programming that you feel would accentuate our lives will always be welcome.

Again, thanks for supporting the arts.

Holiday regards,

Marshall H. Jacobs, President

Logan County Arts Association

 


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