A regional training "Community Readiness Training: Utilizing the Tri-Ethnic Assessment" will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Crow Wing County Land Services Building, 322 Laurel St. in Brainerd.
Linda Stanley and Geraldo Rivera with the Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention research at Colorado State University will present the Tri-Ethnic Community Readiness Assessment model, an interview-based assessment tool useful in assessing the level of readiness of community substance abuse issues. The results are used to guide the development and implementation of community prevention efforts.
This training is a cooperative effort between the Minnesota Region 3 and 7 Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Prevention Centers, The Minnesota Institute of Public Health, Clay County Public Health, and the Operation ARMMS Coalition of Crow Wing County.
YAR Board awards grant to Cuyuna Range school club
Brainerd Lakes Youth As Resources awarded a grant to the Cuyuna Range Elementary School Solar Club in Crosby. CRES applied to Youth As Resources to help fund their 1.21 KW Gridtie Solar Electric System. The purpose of the project is to educate the community about renewable energy and global warming. The CRES club consists of five students who will be building the solar electric system with the guidance of two adult advisors. The students expect to begin work on this project in April.
For more information regarding Youth As Resources or to obtain a grant application, call YAR at Brainerd Community Action at 829-5278 or visit YAR's Web site, www.brainerdcommunityaction.org, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crow Wing County Geneological Society to meet
The Crow Wing County Geneological Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Family History Center, 101 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd.
Lauren Nickish will share her research process. She is the author and cast of a one-woman show about her great-great-great grandmother, Hephzibeth. All are welcome at 6 p.m. to share or work on personal research at the center.
Brainerd Community Ag Center to host Tack Swap
Brainerd FFA Alumni and the EAT Committee (Education, Agriculture and Technology) is helping to sponsor a tack swap from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29 at the Brainerd Community Ag Center in Brainerd. The funds raised will be used to maintain and support the Equine Science Program classes at Brainerd High School.
Consignments for any horse-related items ranging from tack and equipment to clothes or other items will be accepted from 5-8 p.m. March 28 or from 8-11 a.m. March 29. Any unsold items and payments may be picked up from 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday. A 15 percent consignment fee will be charged for all items.
Brainerd Community Ag Center is located east of Brainerd on Highway 25, one mile south of Highway 18 and 25 junction. For more information, please contact Denise Reeser at 829-9515 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
VANDALISM - Kelly Bevans, Brainerd City Council president, reported Monday that a group of nine people possibly caused vandalism at Gregory Park at Kingwood Street and North Seventh Street. Officers were unable to locate the people.
THEFT - Amee M. Winter, 1,900th block of Graydon Avenue, reported Monday that several items were missing from her basement.
Richard Kangas, a Central Lakes College counselor, reported Monday that a LCD projector was stolen from the campus at 501 West College Dr.
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