Ord Elementary School Commemorates Red Ribbon Week
By Lisa Fischer
Elementary students and staff at Ord Elementary School (OES) took part in the 2019 Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 23-31) by following the theme of the week - Send a Message: Be Drug Free.
Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. When classes resumed after Fall Break on Tue., Oct. 29, OES students wore hats to “Put a Cap on Drugs” and wore neon colors a day later, Wed., Oct. 30 to celebrate the themes day of “The Future is Bright, Drug Free.” By Thurs., Oct. 31 red, white and blue were present throughout the building for the day’s theme of “Vote for Being Drug Free,” before a sea of red flooded Ord Elementary School on Fri., Nov. 1 for the day’s theme of “Go RED for Red Ribbon Week!”
Lisa Fischer photo
Molly Klimek, at left, (daughter of Mike and Julie Klimek) and Allison Wheeler (daughter of Ben and Betty Wheeler) “Put a Cap on Drugs” by wearing caps last week during Red Ribbon Week.
Local Veterans Day Events
Veterans Day Commemoration Nov. 11 at Ord High School
Please join Ord Public Schools in honoring our heroes on Mon., Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. in the new gymnasium at the high school. A reception hosted by Valley County Community Foundation Fund will be held for veterans and their families at the conclusion of the ceremony. Please wear red, white and blue in honor of our veterans.
VCHS To Host Free Breakfast For Veterans And Their Families
In honor of Veterans Day, Valley County Health System (VCHS) invites veterans and their families to enjoy a free breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Mon., Nov. 11 at the Courtyard Grille at VCHS, 2707 L St., Ord. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage and biscuits and gravy will be served.