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Farm bureau shows how to stretch grocery dollars

911 system is topic of Crosslake Chautauqua

CROSSLAKE — “What Happens After you Dial 911” is the topic of the next Crosslake Chautauqua fron 1:30 – 3:30 p.m, Wednesday at the Crosslake Community Center

The duties of first responders and how they coordinate efforts will be addressed. On hand will be Kevin Lee, manager of North Memorial Ambulance Service, Officer Eric Swanson of the Crosslake Police Department and Crosslake Fire Chief Chip Lohmiller. Together they will dissect the anatomy of a 911 call and explain their respective responses to it.

Lee will explain the 911 dispatch center, EMT training, and how the ambulance service, AirCare, and hospitals work in unison. Officer Swanson will discuss police protocol for prioritizing and responding to calls, as well as officer training and response. Chief Lohmiller will explain how a volunteer fire department gets paged and dispatched, the types of emergencies they are called to, and response time.

Scholarship set up in memory of Aaron Dahlberg

Friends and family of Aaron Dahlberg have established a $500 scholarship available to any Brainerd High School senior planning on attending a two- or four-year college where the student will incorporate foreign language or culture studies into their curriculum. Grade-point average or financial ability is not a factor.

The deadline for application is March 31.

For more information contact Brainerd High School.

Farm Bureau shows how to stretch grocery dollars

Crow Wing County Farm Bureau’s Food Check-Out Day, March 9, is devoted to helping teach Americans how to stretch their grocery dollars with healthy, nutritious food. Despite rising retail food prices, the cost of eating healthy hasn’t changed as much as some less healthy alternatives.

To mark the occasion, the Crow Wing County Farm Bureau will team up with the Brainerd FFA to bag groceries and visit with consumers at both Cub Stores in Brainerd and Baxter from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on March 9.This also coincides with National Agriculture Week which is March 5-9. A donation will also be made to the area food shelf.

“Farmers are committed to providing safe and healthy food choices for all Americans. As Farm Bureau members, we share your concern when it comes to providing nutritious and affordable meals for our families,” said Crow Wing County Farm Bureau President Rosanne Caughey.

Now in its 14th year, Food Check-Out Day highlights America’s food supply, made possible largely by America’s farmers. According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service, American families and individuals spend, on average, less than 10 percent of their disposable personal income for food.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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