The ECHO and Alaska Massage Clinic have returned this month to present the Good People Doing Great Things award. This month’s recipient is long-time Boys and Girls Club Director Tracy Hupe. Tracy has her fingerprints all over good works throughout the Eagle River community.
Thank you to Matanuska Electric Association and MEA members! Using a community grant from MEA, the members of the Elks Lodge in Eagle River were not only able to personally hand 348 third grade students in our area a standard and a rhyming dictionary. This also gave us the time to speak to them about the importance of reading and staying away from drugs.
Enrique (Kiki) Camarena was born on July 26, 1947 in Mexicali, Mexico. He graduated from Calexico High School in Calexico, Calif. in 1966. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Marines where he served for two years. Following his military service, Kiki joined the Calexico Police Department and later moved to the El Centro Police Department.
The B.P.O. Elks official motto is “Elks Care, Elks Share”, but as it pertains to opioid medications it is “Elks Care, so we DON’T Share”. The CDC’s newest data indicates 90% of heroin addicts began by using prescription pain medications: Oxycodone (Percocet, OxyContin, Percodan), hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lorcet), Lomotil, morphine (Kadian, Avinza, MS Contin), codeine, meperidine (Demerol), propoxyphene (Darvon) and fentanyl (Duragesic) to name a few common ones.