Debbie Blank can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-934-4343, Ext. 113.
Prosecutor will speak in Batesville Aaron Negangard will discuss "Strategies to Protect Your Family from Substance Abuse" Monday, May 19, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Church on Fire Ministries, 1170 State Road 229, Batesville. The presentation is sponsored by the Ripley County Local Coordinating Council. Pastor Dave Roark says, "At Church on Fire, we daily deal with people who are experiencing the consequences of addiction and the struggle it brings in their lives. Our goal is to see everyone walk in freedom from addictions and we know that prevention plays a very important role in keeping young and old from going down the road to addiction." There is a session for youth 10 and up while Negangard speaks to the parents. Amy Phillips, YES (Youth Encouragement Services) Home, Manchester, program manager, points out, "Prevention costs less than treatment and is an investment in the lives of others."