August Newsletter

August’s Offline Happenings!

August 1 – 31, 2011

Back to School Safety Month

August 2, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

National Night Out

Neighborhood Network and the Coalitions of Leeds, Greenville, Westside, Rosehill and Riverside and the Sioux City Police Department will be participating. Please come and join them at the following locations:

Cook Park: Swimming Pool, Police and Fire, Information booths and music, and Girls Inc.

400 W. 6th (hosted by the Westside Neighborhood Coalition)

Grandma Moos Park: Police and Fire Deparment

3rd and Cecelia Streets (hosted by the Greenville Project Area Committee)

Leeds Pool: Swimming Pool, Police and Fire Department

45th and Tyler Streets (hosted by the Leeds Community Club)

Riverside Lutheran Church: Kids games, Water fights, Bingo for the adults

1817 Riverside Blvd. (hosted by the Riverside Neighborhood Coalition)

Mid-Town Community Center: Police and Fire Department, Clowns, Games, and Information Booths

14th and Nebraska Streets (hosted by the Rose Hill & Jones Street Neighborhood Coalitions)

August 4, 12:00 noon

Siouxland CARES Advisory Board/SPF SIG Committee

Siouxland Chamber of Commerce – 101 Pierce Street

Sioux City, Iowa

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MYTH OR FACT?!

MYTH: Pot isn’t as bad for you as cigarettes.

FACT: Marijuana smoke has more cancer-causing chemicals in it than tobacco.

Source: www.relevancyinc.com

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Back to School Safety

With summer ending and the start of school just around the corner, drivers need to do their part to keep kids safe as they walk and bike to school. Whether you are taking your kids to school or just driving through a school zone, you can do your part to keep kids safe. August is designated as Back-to-School Safety Month, and we want to remind motorists to be extra careful at all times. Follow the tips below to make sure you keep your children safe while walking and biking to school.

Here are some simple reminders for drivers:

  • Slow down and be especially alert in the residential neighborhoods and school zones
  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully
  • Watch for children on and near the road in the morning and after school hours
  • Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Put down your phone and don’t talk or text while driving

Reminder for your kids:

  • They should cross the street with an adult until they are at least 10 years old
  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks
  • Never run out into the streets or cross in between parked cars
  • Make sure they always walk in front of the bus where the driver can see them

Source: www.safekids.org

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SIOUXLAND FACT.

In 2010, 21% more 10th graders used alcohol in the past 30 days than did 6th graders. Please start talking before they start drinking!

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Tri-State Curfew

The following curfew is now in effect in Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff, and Woodbury County, Iowa, North Sioux City, South Dakota, South Sioux City, Nebraska, and Dakota County, Nebraska. Please enforce these times in your home.

10:00 p.m. for minors under the age of 14

11:00 p.m. for minors ages 14 and 15

Midnight for minors ages 16 and 17

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About Siouxland CARES.

Siouxland CARES (Community-wide Awareness, Resources, Education and Support) About Substance Abuse is a community coalition comprised of 345 volunteers. Volunteers for Siouxland CARES (representing 12 community systems) and staff contributed 10,532 hours in 2010 to CARES programs and services. The mission of CARES is to improve the quality of life in Siouxland by eliminating the abuse of alcohol and other drugs and related violence.

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The Anti-Drug is Communication.

Ask Who? Ask What? Ask Where?

It’s not pestering, it’s parenting!

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Trustworthiness: Think it. Be it.

Respect: Give it. Get it.

Responsibility: Take it. Teach It.

Fairness: Share it. Practice it.

Caring: Show it. Receive it.

Citizenship: Have it. Honor it.

Make Your Character Count in Siouxland!!

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