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Community Forum On Meth Set For Oct. 30 At Western

MONMOUTH -- United Communities Against Meth is hosting UCAM 4, "Meth: There IS Hope," a seminar for Polk County residents and business owners addressing the ongoing issue and effects of meth

MONMOUTH -- United Communities Against Meth is hosting UCAM 4, "Meth: There IS Hope," a seminar for Polk County residents and business owners addressing the ongoing issue and effects of methamphetamine use in the region.

The free seminar takes place Thursday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Werner Center at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.

Guest presenters include: Dr. Anthony Biglan of the Pacific Research Institute, who will speak on "Most Youth Problems Can Be Prevented: A Recipe for Successful Communities;" Diane Childs of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, who will speak on "Meth and Identity Theft: Protect Your Business, Protect Yourself;" and Rob Bovett, Lincoln County District Attorney-elect and head of the governor's meth task force, who will speak on "Oregon Drug Trends and and Drug Control Policy."

A number of local officials, including representatives of area police and sheriff departments, community service organizations and candidates for Polk County District Attorney have been invited to share their insights into the region's ongoing meth problem.

The UCAM4 forum is presented in partnership with the Monmouth-Independence and Dallas chambers of commerce, Western Oregon University, MI-YMCA, and United Communities Against Meth.

For more information: 503-838-4042; www.ucameth.org.

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