Oct. 29, 2013 — National Red Ribbon Week is claimed to be the oldest and largest drug prevention program. This year’s event began Wednesday, Oct. 23 and will end Thursday, Oct. 31.
It provides a time to teach students the importance of "A healthy me is drug free," this year's Red Ribbon Week theme. Joining the efforts, the Lassen County Office of Education is hosting assemblies at county schools, some which will extend later into the school year.
According to redribbon.org, National Family Partnership organized the first Red Ribbon Campaign in 1988. It began as a response to the 1985 murder of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena. He was reportedly tortured and killed by drug traffickers and his death angered parents and youth who started wearing red badges of satin to show their commitment to raise awareness of the destruction drugs can cause.
Oct. 29, 2013 — Throughout my life, my family and I have always relied on one place to find gifts for special occasions: Leslie’s Jewelry.
It has never disappointed, so it was sad hearing owners Curt and Dana Hirsche are closing the doors and retiring at the end of the year. Of course, I certainly don’t blame them after putting in years of hard work in providing customer service and keeping the business running, but it will be an adjustment knowing the store is not going to be here anymore.
Leslie’s Jewelry has just always been there and I think it can even be considered an icon in the community as it was established 83 years ago. That is a lot of customers served.