Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Union, borough agree

There's labor piece for now:

CHS class fund-raiser

DEA to take back

On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. nine local law enforcement agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
Bring your medications for disposal to the below listed sites. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last September, Americans turned in 242,000 pounds—121 tons—of prescription drugs at nearly 4,100 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,000 state and local law enforcement partners, including multiple local law enforcement agencies.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
Four days after last fall’s event, Congress passed the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances. DEA has begun drafting regulations to implement the Act.
1. Lancaster County Drug Task Force at the Lancaster Bureau of Police Department, 39 W.
Chestnut St., Lancaster, PA.
2. Warwick Township Police Department at Giant Food Store, 1008 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA.
3. Lititz Borough Police Department at Lititz Borough Police Station, 7 S. Broad St., Lititz, PA
4. Mount Joy Borough Police Department at the Mount Joy Borough Police Station, 21 E. Main St.,
Mt. Joy, PA
5. New Holland Borough Police Department at Garden Spot Village, 433 Kinzer Ave., New Holland, PA
6. Northwest Regional Police Department at Giant Food Store, 1278 S. Market St., Elizabethtown,
7. Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at the Lancaster County Courthouse, 50 N. Duke St., Lancaster,
8. Quarryville Police Department at Ferguson & Hassler Supermarket, 100 Townsedge Dr., Quarryville, PA
9. East Cocalico Township Police Department at Gehman Feed Mill parking lot, 300 block of Main
St., Denver, PA

New venue for Fourth Friday

The next Fourth Fridays will take place Friday,  April 22 starting at 5 p.m. There will be a new venue this month which is the new headquarters for the non profit organization Fourth Fridays in Columbia. The location is 401 Locust Street and this "Hub" will offer a place for patrons to pick up a walking map, select brochures, business cards & menus, view a small art exhibit, and enjoy some refreshments. We will be visiting all of the venues over the next week to collect information you would want us to place in patrons hands when they stop in to see us at the Hub location. We will be featuring the following Columbia based artists on our gallery wall: Dale Weibley, Diana Thomas, Marilyn Hobday, Mickey Beck, Sophie Black and Tom Hermansader.