In This Issue
*Donkey Basketball
*Old Fashioned Christmas/Festival of Trees
*Chronic State
*Flerchinger Memorial
*Annual Meeting
*Sticker Shock
*Pharm Parties
Hee-Haw! Hee-Haw! Donkey Basketball is Coming to Town!
Do you like events with a unique local flavor? Well, the Upriver Youth Leadership Council Youth Advisory Board (YAB) invites you to one of the most uniquely Clearwater Valley events there is, Donkey Basketball. Bring the whole family out to the Kamiah High School Gym** on Saturday, November 10th at 6:00 PM. Discounted presales tickets are available at the YAB office at 413 Main Street in Kamiah. Prices are: Adults $8; Students 7 th-12 th Grade $6; K-6 th grade $4; Children 4 and under are free.  In honor of their service to our country, military service men past and present will be admitted free of charge. Come early for dinner, we will be serving a Baked Potato Bar Dinner with all the fillings for $5. Proceeds from this event will help us to open a Teen Center in Kamiah. 

The drug store is reported to be running low on liniment as hearty, local residents prepare to ride real, live donkeys while playing basketball. All team players have been training extensively for this event. Team coaches want to be ready, physically and mentally. Rumor has it that teams have had a professional rodeo bronc rider come and give a few tips to team players. Donkey Sports, Inc. of Entiat, Washington will be providing the donkeys and the officials. Donkey Sports officials will be strictly enforcing the rules against players abusing the donkeys in any way. However, there are no such rules applied to the donkeys abusing the riders. 

You’ll smile; you’ll laugh, at what seems to be an odd pairing, but is guaranteed to bring an evening full of fun and laughter for the whole family. You can meet the donkeys up close and personal during halftime. There will even be a “Kiss the Donkey” contest featuring some of your favorite school faculty and administrators. 

For more information please email

**Please note the location change. 
Mark This on Your Calendars Now!
Old Fashioned Christmas Weekend in Kamiah
November 30-December 2
Community partners are busy this pre-holiday season. Plans are well under way for an Old Fashioned Christmas Weekend November 30-December 2. It will begin Friday evening with the annual Kamiah Chamber of Commerce Christmas Light Parade and Lighting Ceremony with family activities at the Legion Hall following the parade. Saturday it will continue with carriage rides, roasting chestnuts and cider, Christmas crafts for young and old, gift making classes, holiday entertaining, mocktail and decorating demos and classes, gift wrapping booth, The Fudge Shoppe, baked goods, Family photos, letters to Santa, a park lighting ceremony with carols sponsored by FNWCU, a community Christmas program featuring local talent that is sure to bring back fond Christmas memories, a pie social, and the Annual Festival of Trees auction (this years proceeds will help open a Teen Center in Kamiah). Sunday the Gun Club is planning a Turkey Shoot and barbeque. 

We promise we will be releasing all the details soon, right now we are busy lining it all out.   We are looking for volunteers though...we have something for everyone. If you are interested in any of the following, please email Sharlene at or call (208)-743-0392. 

--Baking a pie or two for the pie social;
--Making some fudge for the Fudge Shoppe;
--We are looking for Christmas entertainers for the Christmas Show;
--We need helpers for the youth crafts and gift making;
--Have a craft you want to share? 
--Have a Christmas demo you would love to give?;
--Want to decorate a tree for the Festival of Trees? We also have wreaths; tablescapes; centerpieces, and decoration categories. We supply the blank tree/wreath, sponsor does all the decorating.
--We need help from4:00-6:00 pm to set up for the show...and of course clean-up afterwards. 

Most of all we want you to get this on your calendar and stay home to celebrate the season with friends and family. 
Event: Chronic State – A UYLC Lunch and Learn Presentation on the Effects of Marijuana Legalization.

Location: The Hearthstone Bakery, 502 Main Street, Kamiah, ID.

Date: Friday, November 16th, 2018, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm PDT.

Pre-registration is required. Please pre-register by no later than November 9th. 

Contact: Upriver Youth Leadership Council, 413 Main Street, Kamiah, ID 83536, (208)-743-0392,, or register using this link:
Lunch will be provided at this event courtesy of our sponsors. This event is sponsored in partnership with UYLC, DrugFree Idaho, and the Idaho Office of Drug Policy Block Grant Program.
Just a few of the many volunteers who gave up their Saturday. 
Ist Annual Spencer Flerchinger Memorial Tournament a Success!

Twenty-two teams gathered to honor Spencer Flerchinger's love of basketball.  Over 52 volunteers helped to pull off the event. $2,100 was raised to help the family with costs and to start a scholarship in Spencer's name. This will be an annual event, the next tournament is slated for June 2020. 
Winners Circle: The Megs; Backstreet Ballers; Merry One; Swipe Right.
UYLC Quarterly Evening Meeting and Annual Elections November 29th

We hold meetings in the evening once a quarter for those who cannot make the regular 7:00 am meetings.

At this meeting we will:
  • Elect our new 2019 Executive Board;
  • Recap 2018 Objectives and Activities;
  • Discuss 2019 Objectives and Activities;
  • Conduct Regular Monthly Business.

Please plan to join us! November 29th, 6:00 pm, 413 Main Street. Community partnerships are important to our mission of Empowering youth and adults to build a healthier community through prevention leadership.  

Any questions? or 208-743-0392
Sticker Shock
 "Think Twice or Pay The Price"
Upriver Youth Leadership Council, Youth Advisory Board, The Idaho State Liquor Division and the Office of Drug Policy are teaming up again to release the "Think Twice or Pay The Price" Sticker Shock Campaign this holiday season. This project represents a community effort between UYLC, ODP, ISLD, retailers, youth, concerned parents and community members, prevention professionals, and law enforcement. The goals are to educate potential furnishers, raising public awareness about underage drinking, and strengthen the deterrent effect of the law against providing alcohol to minors.

According to the Idaho Youth Risk Behavior Survey in 2017, 47% of underage drinkers reported usually obtaining the alcohol they drink by someone giving it to them, which may include adults aged 21 and over purchasing it legally. Idaho law prohibits both providing alcohol to minors and allowing minors to consume or possess alcohol in a place that is under your control (i.e. your home or car), even if you don’t supply the alcohol.

The “Think Twice or Pay the Price” stickers, which warn adults about the penalties for furnishing alcohol to minors, will be placed on bags supplied by the ISLD and distributed by state operated and contracted liquor stores in approximately 24 communities throughout Idaho.
  What are Pharm Parties?
Hailey Brotnov, YAB Secretary
Thomas Moss-Mozley, YAB President

Well pharmaceutical parties or better known as pharm parties are when a teen takes prescription drugs from their parents or any other type of a guardian and puts it into a bowl with the other prescription drugs brought by other teens. Popular prescription drugs that are used at these pharm parties are Ritalin, Adderall, Dexedrine, Oxycontin or Codeine, sedatives, and tranquilizers. The teens at these pharm parties reach into the bowl and grab a few or sometimes several different types of pills and take them. The idea is to experiment with what the effects of the mixture will have. Sadly, the effects of these mixtures could possibly be deadly. When separating the pills from the bottle you have no warning label that indicates how many to take or what other drugs or foods should not be taken with that certain medication. The result of mixing or just taking excessive amounts of these pills can result in a trip to the emergency room or even death. In a 2014 study it was estimated that 14% of high school seniors have taken unprescribed prescription pills. Unfortunately, the abuse of prescription drugs has surpassed the illegal drug use for drugs such as, crack, cocaine, heroin, and ecstasy.

Ways to prevent these pharm parties are to be aware of what pharm parties are and know what type of prescription drugs are being used at them. Be sure to talk to your teen about the problem, and make sure they know the dangers of these parties. Also make sure they know the drugs at these parties can be more dangerous than any illegal street drug, especially combined with other prescription drugs. Other ways to prevent these parties from happening is by reducing access by getting a free lock box which you can find at the UYLC office located on 413 main street Kamahi. What these lock boxes do is make it, so it is harder for teens to access your pills. You can also deactivate unused prescriptions with DeTerra packets. The pouches contain a water-soluble inner pod containing active carbon. When filled with warm water, the inner pod dissolves, the carbon is released, and medication placed in the pouch is rendered inert and irretrievable. These are also available free at the UYLC office. 

The UYLC mission is to empower youth and adults to build a healthier community through prevention leadership. Their next meeting will be November 29th at 6 pm at the UYLC office. Membership is open to all community members. YAB’s mission statement is Youth Voice to Prevent Substance Use by Providing a Safe Environment, membership is open to all youth in 6th-12th grade. YAB meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm at the UYLC office. For more information please call (208)-743-0392.