On Dec. 7, Cassville Community 2000 Coalition members received an informational booklet that will be distributed to Cassville R-4 School District parents.
The booklet is called "Parents . . . Is Your Wildcat Using Drugs?" It offers information and photos of around a dozen drugs and symptoms associated with the use and abuse of the drugs.
The booklet encourages parents to lock up their prescription medications, destroy unused medications, ask questions, be nosy and stay informed. It also offers websites, phone numbers and email contact information for more information.
The booklet was sponsored by the Cassville Police Department, J. Michael Riehn, Sater Pharmacy, First Christian Church, Freedom Bank, The Law Office of John A. Lewright, Ozark Mountain Counseling Center, First State Bank, Willis Insurance, Security Bank and Richard and Cindy Puryear.
Members present also received an update on activities conducted by the Cassville High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Chapter. Students took part in the prescription take-back event, the Chili and Salsa Cook-Off and the Cassville Christmas Parade.
SADD will host its annual winter formal on Dec. 17, and the Youth Global Service Day will be held on April 28, 2012.
DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Officer Jennifer Luckey was asked to provide the coalition with information on SADD activities for 2012.
The coalition also heard that the C2000 banners will be put back up on Main Street in Cassville after the holidays are over.
The coalition will meet again at noon on Jan. 18, 2012. Members plan to elect new officers during the meeting.