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GetSmart About Drugs - A DEA Resource for Parents

News Release
November 26, 2004

DEA Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

NOV 26 -- The Boise RO started its Red Ribbon Celebration on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 when Myrna Camarena-Covarrubias spoke to several hundred parents and students at South Jr. High School in Boise, Idaho.

From the 19th through the 22nd, Myrna and Boise RAC Larry Hedberg spoke at eight school assemblies and two evening events at the Idaho Hispanic Cultural Center in Nampa, Idaho. The first event on the evening of the 20th was sponsored by Northwest Nazarene University and DEA. The second event was sponsored by the Idaho Commission of Hispanic Affairs and DEA and was attended by SAC Rodney G. Benson, Sheriff-Elect of Ada County, the Colonel and his staff from the Idaho State Police, as well as other law enforcement dignitaries and Hispanic civic leaders.

Myrna also appeared on all of the local network TV stations and a half hour TV program called Eye on Idaho, hosted by Channel 2, a CBS affiliate.

Myrna’s visit was culminated with a rally at the steps of the Idaho State Capitol. This one hour Red Ribbon event was televised live by Channel 7, Boise’s NBC affiliate. Myrna; the Governor of Idaho, Dirk Kempthorne; and, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter were featured speakers at the event.

This event was sponsored by PAYADA, the Idaho National Guard, Channel 7, and DEA. This event was attended by hundreds of children from the State of Idaho.

photo-Seattle SAC Rodney G. Benson, Myrna Camarena-Covarrubias,  Ada County Sheriff- Elect Gary Raney, Boise RAC Larry Hedberg
Seattle SAC Rodney G. Benson, Myrna Camarena-Covarrubias,
Ada County Sheriff- Elect Gary Raney, Boise RAC Larry Hedberg

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