Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure


Dawn Fossand

Sara Hoover from the Panhandle Public Health District leads discussion about the prevention of drug use and abuse in Kimball County. Community leaders met at the Kimball Public Library fpr the purpose and will continue meeting throughout the year.

Kimball leaders, focused on substance abuse prevention, met on Tuesday, Sept. 13 to devise a 3-5 year vision for prevention efforts in Kimball County.

The group's most recent meeting saw 18 members of the community come together as the Kimball Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, an increase in numbers since the initiative first began in April, 2016.

Volunteers include leaders from Kimball Public Schools, Kimball Police Department, as well as County Attorney Dave Wilson and Commissioner Daria Anderson-Faden as well as Sara Hoover from the Panhandle Public Health District and Region 1 Preve...

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