Pray It Out, Listen Up!
We always hear people say, “I pray to God”. Many of us may be thinking, “What exactly does that mean, what is prayer, how do you do it?” Prayer is having a conversation with God. How do you do it? You simply talk to God, like you talk to a friend.
Some will say, “I don’t’ know what to say, I’m not smart enough, I don’t know enough about the Bible to pray”. You don’t have to be smart, or have read the Bible to be able to pray. Prayer can be as simple as, “Hey God, I need your help today, I’m really struggling”. How do you get answers? This is the most difficult. You must to listen with your heart for answers. Your answers may come as an opportunity, a visit from a friend, or maybe a letter in the mail.
Three two-word prayers that we can all use are,” Thank-you, Help me, and I’m sorry”. Prayer is like a friend waiting for a call from us. God knows what is happening and what you have done, but he wants to hear from you. He doesn’t want to hear it from the grapevine. We all have experienced hearing an apology through a second person. It is not effective unless it comes from you.
God’s answers are not always Yes. This doesn’t mean you are not good enough, or that he doesn’t hear you. Here are four possible answers that you may receive:
Lastly, there are not perfect prayers. Praying takes practice and needs to come from the heart. Take time to seek and listen. Don’t let grass grow on your prayer path. Make sure it is a well-worn path between you and God. Start talking, He is listening. And always remember, sometimes we thank God, for unanswered prayers.
Submitted by: Melody Dilts
Due to the changes to Campbell County laws in October 2016, community cats that are spayed/neutered are allowed to roam. We began our TNR (trap, neuter and return) program at that time. Some of the cats returned are feral and you can not touch them. However, others are nice, friendly and sociable. So if you encounter a friendly cat on the street, you can rest assured it probably belongs there. This is the number one way cats go missing. People pick them up and take them away from where they belong.
The cats that go through our free spay/neuter program will more than likely have a tipped left ear. This is a visual sign to leave this cat alone because it lives there. If I can tell a cat is spayed/neutered I will not impound that cat. If I can’t tell then I must pick up the cat. The worse case scenario is the cat will go for a surgery that is already done, possibly get an ear tip and be returned to the neighborhood.
If you have strays hanging out on your property let me know. I will gladly begin TNR in your location to help reduce the kitten population. The railroad tracks seem to be a big feral cat hangout. I am slowing getting them all spay/neutered, but if you have property that backs up to the tracks and see cats, I would love to trap at your location.
Please know the shelter is now practicing Target Zero Policies. They are striving for Zero Euthanasia. The only cats that have been put to sleep have been suffering. So if you have a cat that needs done, you can take it to the Campbell County Animal shelter before noon on Mondays or call me and I would be happy to transport for you.
Dogs are a bit different. Dogs are NOT permitted to roam without a leash and owner attached. This does not mean the dog becomes yours because you found it. Kentucky State law requires that dog to be held on public display for 5 business days. True story: someone found a dog and kept it for 7 years. The dog got lost and ended up at the shelter. The original owners from 7 years ago were allowed to claim the dog, the family that had it for the past 7 years were in violation for never reporting the dog as found.
If you find a dog and really want to adopt it, you need a legal paper trail or the dog will never be your property. Due to our Target Zero policies mentioned above, dogs are no longer at a risk for euthanasia. So you can send a found dog to the shelter, put your name on the dog as a “hold” and adopt once the legal hold is over. That way your new dog will get shots, spay/neuter, microchip, dewormed, flea meds, and be legally yours.
Submitted by: Terri Baker, Animal Control Officer
Where did our summer go? We still have some left, but come August 16th, it's back to school. There are still some hot days left, so be sure to keep everyone hydrated by drinking lots of water. I want to thank Heather Stuempel for inviting me to come and speak to the Summer Camp Children at Lincoln Elementary during the Wednesdays in July. We had a great time. I was watching the duty crew working with our new Aerial Truck this morning and she looks beautiful. Truck # 210 will serve our community well.
I wanted to remind everyone with school starting soon about my little friends who will be making their way to and from school. In their travels please instruct them to cross at intersections on cross walks, obey traffic lights and NO Jay Walking. Please obey the speed in school zones and respect the school buses as they make their stops.
Please instruct your children to never talk to strangers, be sure to take visible routes to and from school and consider designated safe places along the route. With schools back in session we will be making ourselves as visible as we can. We keep in close contact with school officials and they are very concerned regarding all safety rules. We always supervise fire drills and will be offering fire station tours and classroom programs as we always do.
Lastly, my plan for this fall is to promote our presentations on Home Escape Planning. The children will be doing special fire drills in the school but we always encourage these designated plans at home as well. Sit down and make a plan with your family, I want even the small children to be able to exit on their own and go to a family designated safe meeting place so when the Fire Department arrives we are assured everyone is out safely. Your Safe Meeting Place could be a tree in front or back yard, a neighbor’s porch or home, across the street or some safe place to go and STAY THERE. Make your plan and practice it so everyone knows what to do and where to go.
Until next time, stay safe make your plan and if you need help with that just send me an email at Stambushj@hotmail.com and I can help make your plan or provide information to do so.
On June 30th, I picked up my grandson at 8:30, then headed to get gas for the boat motor. I drove up to a new ramp to launch the boat. My grandson had been fishing from a dock with friends and had been catching a number of fish.
We got our lines in the water by that area at 9:15. The sky was overcast with a down river breeze, and the current was stronger than I had expected. The anchor did hold this time, so we were set up just right. My grandson caught a 24 inch, 6.5 pound Channel cat on Shrimp. I had a bite on onion-seasoned chicken breast at 10:50. My grandson then hooked his second Channel cat at 11:05. This fish was 22 inches and 5.75 pounds, caught on a chunk of old Spam.
He said he and his friends had caught all their fish on French fries, so we tied up at the dock of the restaurant and ordered some lunch with French fries. Now we had the fries for bait. We then set out the boat about 30 feet from the dock to fish. At 2:50 my grandson got his third catfish of the day. This was a smaller channel cat 19 inches, and weighing 3.5 pounds. That fish hit the fresh French fries! My grandson had two more bites on the French fries, but missed hooking the fish. At 1:15 he hooked the final fish of the day, another Channel cat. This fish was also on the smaller side, about 17 inches and weighing 3 pounds.
At 3:45 we decided to call it a day and head back to the ramp. At long last we got some fish into the boat! I am sure he is now eager to go on more catfishing trips in the boat. He put it to me once again, as I had 2 bites and he hooked 4 catfish and a number of bites. We were so pleased to get some ACTION since the first two trips we never even got one bite.
Until next month……… Norb Wormald
Author of KINDLE E-BOOKS
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The school year is quickly approaching and we are so excited for the students’ first day, August 16th, to be here! Our teachers and staff members have been working tirelessly these last several weeks preparing for the students return. Along with many of our returning dedicated and exemplary teaching and support staff members, we are delighted to have several new and eager members added to our team for this school year. We can promise our students and families that our entire staff is committed to our school’s mission statement: The Lincoln School Community is dedicated to providing the opportunity to develop a positive learning environment, which encourages each student to attain his/her optimal level of achievement.
The new school year not only brings some new faces, but also some new initiatives. Our theme for this school year, that will also appear on the students’ agenda books, is “I am responsible and respectful”. This theme comes from our upcoming work with the program Core-Life and PBIS. Core-Life is an elementary school program designed for building student character and enhancing school spirit, culture, and climate.
For the 2017-2018 school year we are proud to announce that we are a PBIS School. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports. School-wide PBIS is a systems approach for establishing the social culture and individualized behavioral supports needed for schools to achieve both social and academic success for all students. We are dedicated to positively influencing children to make good decisions while attending Lincoln Elementary School
We wanted to remind students of their summer learning challenges. All kindergarten and first grade students were given an activity calendar, while our second through sixth grade students were each provided with a grade level picture/chapter book. Students need to have their books read by the first day of school. Those students taking their AR test on their grade level book before school begins will be rewarded with a special incentive during the first week of school. Mrs. Young, our school librarian, is opening the media center/computer lab during our Open House for students to take their quiz. Students may also take their quiz at home. Please encourage your child(ren) to finish reading their book or complete their activity calendar by August 16th.
We look forward to seeing everyone on these upcoming evenings! Please mark these important upcoming dates on your calendars:
Wednesday, August 9th – Readifest in LES Gymnasium from 1 – 3 p.m.
Thursday, August 10th – Open House for grades 1 – 6 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Monday, August 14th – Kindergarten Open House
Wednesday, August 16th – First Day of School for the new school year
Proudly serving the students and families of Lincoln Elementary,
Heather Dragan, Principal Tim Chenot, Assistant Principal
The Body of Art Tattoo celebrated its grand opening with an open house ribbon cutting ceremony officiated by Mayor Virgil Boruske on July 6. The new Tattoo Shop is located at 618 Sixth Avenue, in the Dayton Main Street District. Body of Art if the fourth new business to open on Dayton's Main Street this year.
Body of Art Tattoo is owned by Amber Hoeffer and Aryn Fox. They have built a strong following as tattoo artists in the region, and Aryn was a finalist on the Game Show Network’s program Skin Wars. Aryn described Body of Art Tattoos; “We are an artisan tattoo shop that works with our clients to create permanent artistic masterpieces.”
“Working with Aryn and Amber has been great, and we look forward to having them as part of our business community,” said Robert Yoder, Dayton Main Street Manager. Body of Art Tattoo will be receiving rental abatement and a uniform signage grant from the City of Dayton’s Commercial Community Advantage Program. For more information on the City of Dayton small business incentive programs, contact Robert Yoder at 859-491-1600, or visit www.daytonky.com/visitors/economic-development/.
AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING CHAPTER 50 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATING TO GARBAGE. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF DAYTON, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY AS FOLLOWS:
That Chapter 50 of the City of Dayton Code of Ordinances is repealed and replaced with the following:
CHAPTER 50: GARBAGE
§ 50.01 PURPOSE.
The purpose of this chapter is to regulate solid waste disposal in the city. It is intended to make all persons within the city responsible for contributing to the public cleanliness of the city to promote the public health, safety, and welfare, and to protect the economic interests of citizens against unsanitary and unsightly conditions. It is further the intent of this subchapter to protect citizens from a health and safety menace and the expense incident to solid waste removal.
§ 50.02 DEFINITIONS.
For purposes of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ASHES. The residue resulting from the burning of wood, coal, coke, or other combustible material.
DISPOSAL. The storage, collection, disposal, or handling of refuse or garbage.
GARBAGE. All animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking or consumption of foods.
REFUSE. All solid wastes, except body wastes and garbage, and shall include ashes and rubbish.
RUBBISH. Glass, metal, paper, plant growth, wood or nonputrescible solid wastes.
§ 50.03. OWNER TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR REAL PROPERTY.
The owner or his agent, or the occupant, of any real property within the city shall be responsible for the sanitary condition of the premises occupied by him. It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit, or allow to be placed or deposited on the real property any premises any refuse, garbage or rubbish, except as designated by the terms of this chapter.
§ 50.04 CONTAINERS.
(A) All refuse and garbage shall be drained free of liquids before disposal.
(B) Garbage shall be wrapped in paper or similar material.
(C) All cans, bottles, or other food containers shall be rinsed free of food particles and drained before disposal.
(D) Rubbish shall be either placed in approved containers, or cut and baled, tied, bundled, stacked, or packaged so as not to exceed thirty-six (36) inches in length and thirty (30) pounds in weight.
(E) Private property owners and/or their tenants shall not place out for collection or otherwise place in the public right-of-way any rubbish, clothing, mattresses, box springs, cushions, carpets, or other items unless the items are completely encapsulated so as to cover and securely envelop item in plastic.
§ 50.05 PREPARATION OF REFUSE AND GARBAGE.
(A) Garbage containers shall be made of durable, water-tight, rust-resistant material having a fly-tight lid and handles to facilitate collection.
(B) Refuse containers shall be made of durable water-tight, rust-resistant material having a fly-tight lid and handles to facilitate collection or if plastic bags are used, they shall be of heavy duty construction and securely tied.
(C) Refuse and garbage containers for a residence shall not be less than ten gallons, nor more than 90 gallons in capacity. There shall be no more than three (3) containers set out for any residential property at any time.
(D) It shall be unlawful to permit the accumulation of residue of liquids, solids, or a combination of such material on the bottom or sides of containers, it being the intention of this provision that the interior of containers shall be kept clean by thorough rinsing and draining as often as necessary.
(E) Paper or wooden boxes may be used as containers for rubbish, provided such boxes when filled do not exceed thirty-two (32) pounds in weight. Large stones and hot ashes will not be collected.
(F) Large containers to be handled by special equipment may be used if the contract collection has equipment to handle such containers. The containers must have fly-tight lids, and be placed on the premises where the collector has ready access.
§ 50.06 UNAUTHORIZED REFUSE AND GARBAGE.
It shall be unlawful to store or set out for collection the following types of garbage, refuse, rubbish or large items:
(A) Dangerous materials or substances such as poisons, acid, caustics, infected materials, and explosives;
(B) Materials resulting from the repair, excavation, or construction of buildings or structures, such as earth, plaster, mortar, concrete, roofing material, lumber, plumbing fixtures, and other similar materials;
(C) Materials that have not been prepared for collection in accordance with the provisions of City Ordinances;
(D) The solid waste resulting from industrial processes;
(E) Human or animal body wastes;
(F) Medical waste including, but not limited to, needles, syringes, blood, plasma, and bones;
(G) Tires; and
(H) Other waste as prohibited by federal, state, or local laws and regulations.
§ 50.07 STORAGE OF REFUSE AND GARBAGE.
(A) Each householder having refuse and/or garbage shall provide himself or herself with approved refuse and garbage containers and shall place and keep all refuse and/or garbage therein.
(B) Containers shall not be placed on the street right-of-way prior to 6:00 p.m., local time, on the day before scheduled collections, and shall be removed to the rear of the premises before 11:30 a.m., local time, the day following scheduled collections.
(C) It shall be unlawful to place refuse or garbage in any street, alley, or any other public place, or upon private property, whether owned or not, unless the refuse or garbage is placed in an approved container.
(D) Garbage and refuse must fit inside the container to allow sufficient room for the lid of the container to close completely.
(E) Owners and/or their tenants shall encapsulate and securely wrap in plastic any upholstered furniture, mattresses, pillows, cushions, box springs and similar items stored outside of a completely enclosed structure or placed out for collection or otherwise placed in the public right-of-way.
§ 50.08 COLLECTION PRACTICES.
(A) For the purpose of collection, refuse and garbage containers shall be placed at ground level, and be made readily accessible to the collector. They shall be on the side of the street from which collection is to be made.
(B) Notwithstanding the provisions of division (A), above, householders, commercial establishments, or other persons may, by contract, with collectors, be permitted to place containers at agreed places upon their premises.
§ 50.09 UNSCHEDULED SET OUT.
It shall be unlawful to set out garbage containers, other refuse, rubbish, or large items outside of the authorized schedule collection day unless special collection arrangements have been made in advance. In no event, shall garbage, refuse, rubbish or other large items be set out for more than twenty-four (24) hours before the special collection arrangement time.
§ 50.50 WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE FEE.
(A) For the purposes of this section the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
(1) "OWNER OF IMPROVED REAL ESTATE." The titleholder of record.
(2) "PERSON, FIRM, OR CORPORATION DOING BUSINESS IN THE CITY OF DAYTON. KENTUCKY." The person, firm, or corporation in whose name the occupational license fee for said business is registered.
(3) “RESIDENTIAL UNIT.” A principal residential space occupied or designed for occupancy for residential purposes.
(4) “COMMERCIAL UNIT.” A principal non-residential building space of any size occupied or designed for occupancy by an individual non-residential business or public or private enterprise.
(B) There is hereby levied and imposed upon the owners of improved real estate in the City of Dayton, Kentucky and upon persons, firms, and corporations doing business in the City of Dayton, Kentucky, a waste collection service fee as follows:
(1) For each residential and commercial unit, the sum of one hundred twenty-eight dollars and sixteen cents ($128.16) payable as stated herein;
(2) For each business or commercial unit disposing of solid waste on average in excess of six (6) ninety (90) gallon containers per week shall contract directly with and pay directly a private waste collection service.
(C) The waste collection service fee provided by this section shall be added to the yearly ad valorem tax bill for the said property and shall be collected on or before the date due for such ad valorem taxes. All waste collection service fees remaining unpaid after such date shall be deemed delinquent and shall be subject to the same penalty as set for delinquent ad valorem taxes for the same year in addition to any other penalty provided under this chapter. Further, delinquent waste collection fees may be collected by the City Attorney in civil suit against the responsible party if all other methods of collection fail in any manner allowed by law.
(D) All proceeds collected under this section shall be paid into a separate fund to pay for the collection of waste, collection of debris, upkeep and cleanliness of the city and its properties and associated administrative costs.
§ 50.51 DUMPSTER USER FEE.
(A) Each and every resident of the city having refuse materials created in the city of a nature and size not accepted by the city's residential waste contractor, may have use of the city dumpster for the discharge of said materials provided that: (a) the materials do not include grass, weeds, trees or other biodegradable yard materials; (b) the materials are not of a toxic or hazardous nature; and (c) the materials will be accepted by the city's trash hauler.
(B) Each such qualified person shall make written application in person at the city business office between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to the City Clerk/Treasurer stating his or her name and address, the address of the property at which he or she resides, the date and time that materials will be transported to the dumpster, that the refuse material was created in the city, the amount of the material and the kind of material proposed for discharge. The City Clerk/Treasurer may request proof of any of the information requested and may request verification by the City Inspector that the refuse materials were created in the city and are acceptable.
(C) Upon satisfaction that the user meets the requirement, the City Clerk/Treasurer shall charge zero dollars ($0.00) for the first ninety-six (96) cubic feet of materials, or portion thereof, per residence, and collect a fee of forty-five dollars ($45.00) for each additional ninety-six (96) cubic feet of materials or portion thereof. The City Clerk/Treasurer shall issue the user a receipt stating the amount of materials, type of materials, date and time of discharge, and amount paid.
(D) The resident shall take the receipt, along with the materials to the dumpster site and present the receipt to the Superintendent of Public Works or his or her designee who shall inspect the materials and certify that the type of materials are acceptable and that the amount of materials does not exceed that stated in the receipt. Upon such finding, the user may discharge the materials into the city dumpster.
(E) All funds collected by the city shall be placed in the special fund created under §50.50(D).
This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its adoption, approval and publication as is required by law.
PASSED by City Council of the City of Dayton, Campbell County, Kentucky assembled in regular session.
First Reading: 7.18.17
Second Reading: 8.1.17
Mrs. Dorothy Wells McIntosh, departed this life on Friday, July 7 at the Hospice of St. Elizabeth in Edgewood, KY. Affectionately known as “Mrs. Mac”, Dorothy was a resident of Speers Court Apartments and as a retired Lincoln Elementary School teacher, she enjoyed chatting with former students as she made her way around town.
Dorothy was born in Avawam, KY the daughter of the late Kelly Wells and the late Nora Baker Wells. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan McIntosh. She was a member of the Little Samuel Old Regular Baptist and as previously mentioned she was a retired, yet beloved Lincoln Elementary School teacher.
Becky Shanks is the new children’s director for First Baptist Dayton, and leads the newly named One Way Kids Ministry. Becky has been a member of First Baptist Dayton since 1962, and wears many other hats at our church, including Sunday School director and teacher, Vacation Bible School director and church secretary. Her husband Kevin is also active at our church, serving as music director, deacon and trustee. Kevin and Becky have three children and three grandchildren.
Every Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Becky leads TeamKID, for children in grades 1-5. Have you ever learned a memory verse by flying paper plates into hula hoops? Have you ever played “monkey soccer”? Those are just a couple of examples of the fun things that happen at TeamKID! Come join in on the fun next week at First Baptist Dayton, 501 Dayton Avenue.
First Baptist Dayton is very proud of our youth, who recently returned from a week serving at Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries (SMARM) in Sevierville, Tennessee. They served hot meals, cleaned, sorted donations and much more. The folks at SMARM told them they were the hardest working volunteer group they’ve ever had. Thanks, kids, and congratulations on a terrific job!
Congratulations to Tiffany Myers, Assistant Clerk/Treasurer (center) for the completion of a three year course approved by the Kentucky Municipal Clerks Association Education Committee and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Tiffany now holds the title of Certified Kentucky Municipal Clerk. Tiffany has worked in the Clerk’s Office since March 2015. Great Job Tiffany!
Submitted by: Donna Leger, Clerk/Treasurer
Thanks to the grant writing skills of Karen Strickley of the Fire Department of Bellevue-Dayton, I am pleased to announce that the cities of Bellevue and Dayton will be receiving a new pumper truck from grant money awarded to the department by FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
The Fire Department received the notice last month of a grant award for $456,191, or approximately 95 percent of the $479,000 it had requested from the grant program. The purchase of a new pumper will replace the department’s 21-year-old Ferrara pumper. Great Job Karen!
In other grant news, the Kentucky Department of Homeland Security has given us the go ahead to begin installing cameras at multiple locations across the city. We also expect to have the approval from the Transportation Cabinet to begin the design work on the Safe Route to School project along Dayton Pike, and the streetscape project along Sixth Avenue, soon.
In the City Building, I’d like to congratulate our Assistant City Clerk, Tiffany Myers on her completion of the coursework for her designation as a Certified Kentucky Municipal Clerk. This is a designation from the Kentucky Municipal Clerks Association and takes three years to complete.
The Civic Association is working on Kite Fest, which will be held on September 30th at Gil Lynn Park. The Main Street program will have its final Food Truck Thursday on September 7th and is working with the Dayton Band Programs on a concert at the Memorial Park on Saturday, September 9th. Lastly, don’t forget the kids go back to school on August 16th, so please drive carefully.
Until next month,
Mayor Virgil Boruske
St. Bernard Church Festival
Friday, August 18 6 - 11 p.m
Saturday, August 19 5 - 11 p.m.
FOOD – FUN – DRINKS
Bingo Jitneys in our air-conditioned hall 7 – 10 p.m. each night.
Music, Raffles, Kids and Adult Games
STOP BY AND SEE US!
Any questions, call Carol Buemi @ 581-0487
When you look around our city, how do you see Dayton KY? Everyone sees things differently, since we’re all different ages and backgrounds, and we all have different tastes on what’s “nice looking”. Last year we ran TakeALook@DaytonKY to seek out the best videos of our city. This year, all you have to do is take PICTURES of our city.
Almost every one of every age has a camera, even on their cell phones. There is no limit to the number of entries per person, and certainly no age limit. We’re hoping kids get involved, so they can share their angles on our lives. So look around town, snap a few interesting shots, and submit them. Entries will be judged not by the quality of the camera, but by the content of the picture.
In honor of Dayton’s first official City Council meeting in 1867, prizes are $150 for first place (for 150 years old), and $18.67 for 2nd through 5th. Photographers will get credited for their pictures, and we’ll submit them to the Dayton Heritage Museum so that future generations will have access to snapshots of Dayton KY in 2017.
You can enter your photos on Facebook page Takealookatdaytonky2, or you can email them to email@example.com. The contest will end at midnight Sunday October 1, so you still will have a few weeks to share your view of Dayton with others.
Submitted by: Joe Neary
Be Part of the Solution to Drug Abuse and Addiction
Drug addiction and abuse is a disease of the family. We must come together with concrete solutions to prevent the next generation of kids from becoming victims to this terrible disease. Here is how.
Dayton Middle and High School has proudly sponsored a Drug Free Club of America for over five years. Our student participation rate has ranged from 10% to 20% of our student population. Let’s commit to a gutsy goal of 100% of our students as members.
• Almost 80% of America’s children under 18 have used alcohol.
• 50% have smoked marijuana or tried other drugs.
• Drugs now kill more people than any other non-natural cause.
• Approximately 1 in 12 Americans over the age of 12 is addicted to drugs.
• Drugs are the #1 cause of crime.
• 85% of the U.S. prison population were incarcerated for crimes committed while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
• 80% of kids in the juvenile justice system are there because of problems related to their substance abuse.
Our Nation on Drugs.
• Most drug use begins when people are young – 12 to 18 years of age.
• Median age of initial drug use is 14 and 90% of those addicted begin using before the age of 18.
• Every day an average of 8,120 people age 12 and over try drugs for the first time.
• 12,800 try alcohol.
• This totals more than 7 million people a year.
Why are teenagers so susceptible?
• The posterior subcortical region of the brain – where the go system resides – develops early.
• The prefrontal cortex – the site of the stop system – takes longer to mature.
• We give them a bike with no brakes!
• Studies have shown that the more popular a child and his friends are, the more likely they are to use drugs.
• A person who gets to the age of 21 without using drugs is virtually certain to never abuse or become addicted to them… so we must Delay! Delay!! Delay!!! the use of drugs and alcohol.
Why Drug Free Clubs of America?
What can you do?
We greatly appreciate your support! Please contact me for more information: Jay.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Respectfully submitted by: Jay Brewer
Proudly serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
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