Friday, March 29, 2013
The Fenton Police Department is collaborating with the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition to provide a means to collect unwanted prescription drugs.
The Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition, local police departments and the Drug Enforcement Administration are teaming up to curb medication abuse and to provide an outlet for the public to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs. The Coalition is collaborating with local police departments to sponsor prescription drug take-back events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations throughout the area, according to a Coalition news release. The Fenton Police Department event is set at City Hall, 625 Smizer Mill Rd. Other police departments participating in the Apr. 27 drug take-back are in Ballwin, Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, Ellisville, Eureka, Fenton and Wildwood. Prescription medication abuse is epidemic across the U.S., according to the news …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition leaders encourage everyone to "be informed voters on Nov. 6 by visiting www.showmeabrighterfuture.com for more information on Proposition B." See where Missouri ranks in national cigarette taxes.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Members of the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition support Proposition B, the November ballot initiative seeking a tobacco tax increase. We believe voters will benefit from additional information about this initiative. Propostion B will raise the tax on ONE product: tobacco. Missouri currently has the lowest cigarette tax in the country at 17 cents per pack. If Prop B passes, the cigarette tax will increase by 73 cents, making the tax 90 cents. This is well below the national average of $1.46. Missouri ranks 39th of the 50 states in life expectancy, and has the 11th highest smoking rate, with 21 percent of adults smoking tobacco. According to the 2012 Missouri Student Survey, 14 percent of middle and high school students have tried tobacco and …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Rockwood's Drug-Free Coalition group hosted 420 students at Sports Fusion and RiverChase
Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition hosted three afternoons of fun and safe activities for 420 7th grade students last week from all six Rockwood middle schools. Students from Crestview, LaSalle Springs, Rockwood South, Rockwood Valley, Selvidge and Wildwood middle schools enjoyed food, fun and games at Sports Fusion in Chesterfield and at RiverChase in Fenton. Students from Eureka, Lafayette, Marquette and Rockwood Summit High Schools were partnered with the 7th graders. Activities included laser tag, dodge ball, kick ball, basketball, rock climbing, volleyball, swimming, miniature golf, an inflatable obstacle course, indoor slides and board games. “Early release days can be high risk periods for middle school youth if parents are at work or …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition announces student poster and public service announcement winners.
More than 100 high school and middle school students in the Rockwood community submitted entries for the inaugural “As Seen by Teens” substance abuse prevention public service announcement (PSA) and poster contest sponsored by the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition, according to a news release from the Rockwood School District. During the judging and awards ceremony, which was held last week at B&B Theatres, attendees viewed the posters and PSAs on a big screen, witnessed the independent judges complete their scoring rubrics, enjoyed entertainment provided by emcee Joe Fingerhut and cast their own votes for a People’s Choice winner. Contest judges included: Pamela Senti, former art department chair at Lafayette High School; Mary James-Herold, …