It is possible to lower the levels of stress hormones in a children, strengthening the neural connections needed for learning and self-control. The Changing Minds campaign shows how caring teachers and school staff relationships help prevent or even repair brain imbalances that interfere with learning. Here are three short videos about childhood trauma...
A number of local stores passed a recent Alcohol Compliance check, according to Sergeant Stephen Owens, Crime Prevention Division, Page County Sheriff's Office. If a local business is not listed here, it does not necessarily mean it failed a check. We do simply wish to congratulate the particular businesses that had been checked this time around, and had passed.
Passed Jan. 9 Alcohol Compliance Check:
• South End Convenience 705 S 3rd Street Shenandoah
• 7-11 Shenandoah 600 4th St.
• Shenandoah Convenience 601 4th Street Shenandoah
• Riverside Mini Mart 3561 US HWY 340 Bus Stanley
• Food Lion 558A W. Main St. Stanley
• Dollar General 502 W. Main St. Stanley
• Family Convenience 244 W. Main St. Stanley
• DR’S 714 E. Main St. Stanley
• Valley Exxon 5581 Hwy 340 Bus
• Dollar General E. Main St. Luray
• 7-11 610 East Main St. Luray
• Shopper Value Main St. Luray
• Citgo Main St. Luray
• Bo’s Main St. Luray
Do you need better communication with your child or children and a more positive relationship?
A special, free evening program series for parents and guardians of teenagers is being held in Page County.
S T E P (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting)
...offers strategies for handling misbehavior, discouragement, facing every parent-teen relationship. The seven-week program meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday, March 16th through May 4th at Luray High School. Admission is free.
For more information, contact us here.
Some medications have psychoactive (mind-altering) properties and, because of that, are sometimes abused -- that is, taken for reasons or in ways or amounts not intended by a doctor, or taken by someone other than the person for whom they are prescribed. In fact, prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are, after marijuana (and alcohol), the most commonly abused substances by Americans 14 and older. Learn More...
Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin as well as powerful pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin™), hydrocodone (Vicodin™), codeine, morphine, fentanyl, and many others. These drugs are chemically related and interact with opioid receptors on nerve cells in the body and brain. Opioid pain relievers are generally safe when taken for a short time and as prescribed by a doctor, but they are frequently misused (taken in a different way or in a greater quantity than prescribed, or taken without a doctor’s prescription) because they produce euphoria in addition to pain relief. Regular use -- even as prescribed by a doctor -- can produce dependence, and when misused or abused, opioid pain relievers can lead to fatal overdose. The current epidemic of prescription opioid abuse has led to increased use of heroin, which presents similar dangers.
When: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Where: Luray Greenway Mechanic Street Parking Lot
Registration: You can register online here (all information must be completed) or download a printable application and then send payment by March 31st to:
Page Alliance for Community Action,PO Box 723, Luray, VA 22835
Race Registration Fee (check one or both):
Cut off date for pre-registration is March 30th. Higher registration fee March 31st through race and no guarantee of receiving a shirt.
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