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Spend Less on Your Prescriptions

Introducing the Marshall County Prescription Discount Card.

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The Family Preparedness Plan

Coming up with a plan to help prepare your family can be great to make sure you have all the neccesities in case of an emergency. Read the rest of the story for a plan in English and Spanish.

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       The results are in from the Kansas Communities That Care (KCTC) youth survey given to Marshall county students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12.  The KCTC has been administering surveys free of charge annually throughout the state since 1994.  The goal of these surveys are to track teen use of harmful substances such as alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.  Participation in the surveys are voluntary for all districts and students in the state.  The content of the survey is broken down into three major sections which focus on student background information, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, and risk and protective factors.  For the 2010 Marshall county survey 60.1% of students who were eligible to participate took the survey.  The results have been complied and can be viewed by clicking here.

Statistics you should know!

  • 40.40% of Marshall County 10th graders have smoked cigarettes at least once in their lifetime. (Kansas Average: 31.92%)
  • 54.26% of Marshall County 12th graders have used alcohol at least once in the past 30 days (Kansas Average 46.77%)
  • 56.44% Marshall County youth plan to drink beer, wine, or liquor when they are an adult.
  • 48.07% of students say it is very easy or sort of easy to get alcohol
  • At a party 27.59% of students say they would drink an alcoholic beverage if it was offered to them
  • 52.2% of students say they have used alcohol at least once in their life

 

 


Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks

With constant threats like pandemic flu and tornadoes, families need to be prepared for the worst.  Read the rest of the story for a complete checklist to help you and your family get prepared.

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