Students receive message for Red Ribbon Week

Local judge: 'Bold choices means bold consequences'


Ryan Hermens

District Court Judge Derek Weimer spoke to Sidney Middle School students as part of Red Ribbon Week on Monday afternoon.

The seventh- and eighth-graders at Sidney Middle School kicked off Red Ribbon Week with a special guest speaker, Judge Derek Weimer, on Monday afternoon.

Red Ribbon Week is an annual campaign, this year it's recognized from Oct. 23-31. The campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program celebrated in schools and communities across the country.

The campaign originated in honor of Kiki Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Agency agent and former Marine, who was kidnapped and murdered by drug traffickers in Mexico.

This year's theme, "Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free," was created by a middl...

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