More than 200 parents, teenagers and concerned community members listen to informative drug talk.May 14, 2014 3:30am
More than 200 parents, teenagers and concerned community members packed the Kyabram P-12 Assembyl Hall to hear the drug awareness forum.
Gripping, powerful and emotional were the words used to describe the free drug forum at Kyabram P-12 College on Wednesday night last week.
More than 200 parents, children and community members sat in silence to hear about some of the harsh realities of substance abuse at the Kyabram Football and Netball Club event.
Guest speaker and former Purana Task Force leader Jim O’Brien told the audience nobody could make your decisions for you, but that hopefully education would help people make the right choice.
‘‘The government would not be spending millions of dollars every year in ad campaigns if they didn’t truly believe that drug abuse was a serious problem, believe me, I know how hard it can be to get money from the government,’’ Mr O’Brien said.
Other guest speakers included a former drug user who shared his experiences with substance abuse and addiction.
The man, in his 20s, told the audience how his initial foray into drugs started innocently with friends, but soon turned into a life consuming habit.
Read more in the print edition of the Kyabram Free Press
Raising awareness about family violence's impact on children message of network's new poster
Police are currently at the scene of a double fatal collision involving two cars in at the Cahill Road, Gilmore Street and Woods Road intersection in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
If Moama’s Merool Rd does not have suitable lighting or footpaths installed soon, it is only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or worse — killed.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
About 7600 residents served by Goulburn Valley Water are affected by a boil-water advisory.
Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
Cross-border rivals Cobram and Barooga football netball clubs will contest the 38th Cobram Courier Shield this weekend.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
The G-MW Murray gravity irrigation system has received 35 per cent and the Goulburn system 42 per cent of allocation from July 1.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.