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Free Family Movies

Bring the whole family! YouthThink, City of The Dalles and Columbia Cinema present the 2015 Free Saturday Family Movies. Pick up your Parenting Card with Pocket Full of Feelings tips on social emotional literacy. Donations of cans of food are being accepted for our local food bank. The doors open at 9:15 am and close at 10:10 am or after the first 500 admitted. Bring the whole family! Columbia Cinema is located at 2727 W. 7th Street, The Dalles.

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A Drug Prevention Key: Mind Your Meds!

October is Medicine Abuse Awareness Month, and ​October 21st marks the beginning of MIND YOUR MEDS week, a time to show your support for ending teen medicine abuse by safeguarding and properly disposing of medicine you keep in the home. Check the Partnership for Drug Free Kids. One step we can all take is to have frequent conversations with the teens in our lives about the dangers of medicine abuse. Parents, it is important that parents monitor, safeguard and properly dispose of […]

Drug Take Back Drop Box

Permanent Drug Take Back Box Installed

Local area residents may now drop off their expired or unwanted prescription and over the counter medications thanks to a permanent drop box recently installed at The Dalles Police Department. The drop box was purchased through donations from Mid-Columbia Medical Center and YouthThink. The location is 401 Court Street in The Dalles. Residents may drop off their household prescription and over the counter medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements and pet medicines. Not accepted are needles or sharps, thermometers, and medical waste […]

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Working to prevent bullying

What about bullying ? “Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include: An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to […]

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Pocket Full of Feelings has really been interesting to me. As a new father I look forward to helping my son better understand his feelings.

Jason Call