Jackson County Board of Commissioners has declared November Drug Abuse Resistance Education month in recognition of the program’s 20th anniversary in the county.
That declaration came at the request of Jackson County Detective Bob Lucas, a DARE officer, during a recent commissioners meeting at the courthouse annex in Brownstown.
Lucas said the program, which is taught to all fifth-graders in the county, was established by the late Herschel Baughman when he was sheriff.
Although the educational program has its critics nationally, DARE has found a home in Jackson County schools.
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