THE TEACHERS AT TARKIO ELEMENTARY – Decorated their doors for Red Ribbon Week, using Halloween themes to warn the students to stay away from drugs. (Photos By Shannon Bruns)

Red Ribbon Week Proclamation
WHEREAS, Alcohol and drug abuse in this nation have reached epidemic stages; and
WHEREAS, It is imperative that visible, unified prevention education efforts by community members be launched to eliminate the demand for drugs; and
WHEREAS, The National Red Ribbon Campaign offers citizens the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to drug-free lifestyles (no use of illegal drugs, no illegal use of legal drugs); and
WHEREAS, The National Red Ribbon Campaign will be celebrated in every community in America during Red Ribbon Week, October 21-25; and
WHEREAS, businesses, Government, parents, law enforcement, media, medical institutions, religious institutions, schools, senior citizens, service organizations, and youth will demonstrate their commitment to healthy, drug-free lifestyles by wearing and displaying red ribbons during this week-long campaign; and
WHEREAS, the community of Tarkio further commits its resources to ensure the success of the Red Ribbon Campaign;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, Tracy A. Cooper, school counselor, hereby proclaims October 21-25, as RED RIBBON WEEK, and encourages citizens to participate in drug prevention education activities, not only during Red Ribbon Week, but all year long, making a visible statement that we are strongly committed to a drug-free Tarkio, Missouri.
Dated this 21st day of October, 2016
Tracy A. Cooper, Tarkio 7-12 School Counselor