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2011 REGIONAL DRUG-FREE AWARDS

 

The Regional Advisory Board for the Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana honored several local residents for their work in fighting substance abuse. Pictured left to right are Arron Knisley, communications officer for the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department and Reserve K-9 Officer Kayla, awarded with the “Best Project or Program of the Northeast Region” for their combined law enforcement and educational efforts. Westview High School junior Luke Pamer, second from left, was named “Youth Advocate of the Northeast Region” for his many public speaking efforts to educate other teens on responsible driving decisions – including staying away from drinking and driving. Dee Miller and Yvonne Kinsey, right, were honored for their excellence in service through their many hours of volunteer work with young people at the Coconut Hut, a teen gathering place located at the Howe United Methodist Church. All those honored are active members of the Council for a Drug-Free LaGrange County (CDFLC), an organization of local citizens from law enforcement, prevention and treatment organizations who meet regularly and work together to raise community awareness about the tragic consequences of substance abuse and addiction.