Optimists Host "Just Say No" Rally
(LeMars) -- Saying "character is important", Sioux City Musketeer's hockey coach Brett Larson informed the nearly 600 elementary students from LeMars Community and Gehlen Catholic to make good decisions in life. Larson offered a motivational speech during an assembly at the LeMars Middle School auditorium Tuesday afternoon, encouraging the students to stay away from drugs and alcohol. Larson urged the students to "lead in a positive way" and that will ultimately lead them the "right way." The assembly is part of the LeMars Optimists Club annual effort urging the students to "just say no to drugs." Each of the students received a free white t-shirt featuring the winning entry for this year's "just say no" campaign. The winning design shows a graphic of a cell phone on the front with the words "just say no" coming from the phone. Beneath the phone graphic is a text that reads: Foward to All Contacts. The back side features the names and logos of this year's sponsors. Krista Lipp, daughter of Chris and Linda Lipp designed the winning entry.