Local NewsMinute: ELCA, CPR, Housing, And Electricity 06 Mar 18

Local First Responders Encourage Better Preparedness

“It’s not us that saves lives,” for someone in cardiac arrest.

That’s the message from Stevens County EMS, hoping to get more people in-the-door for CPR training. They say a person who suffers a heart attack, and goes ten minutes without help has a zero percent chance of survival.

For more details on the classes, contact Nathan Roy at the Ambulance Garage.

Legislature Considers Tax Reduction

Representative Jeff Backer (R-12A) wants to repeal the sales tax on all residential electricity costs.

Last Wednesday, HF 2421 received its first hearing before the House Taxes Committee. Backer says there’s currently an exemption for those using electricity as a primary heating source between November and April, plus industrial and farm production.

Ottertail Power Company’s Manager of Legislative Relations spoke in favor of the Bill, the Committee has not yet scheduled further action.

Nonprofits In The Old No. 1 Spotlight

The Women of First Lutheran Church hope to see you at the Old No. 1 tonight.

They’re hosting vendors on the first Tuesday of each month, proceeds go towards the Church’s annual ELCA missions. Sharon Ehlers said February’s gathering put a spotlight on Footprints Of Hope, featuring horse-themed trinkets made by young girls in crisis.

The sale is from 4:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m., vendors interested in selling for April and beyond are encouraged to register with the Church.

Habitat’s Deadline Is Close

You have until Friday to apply for this season’s Habitat For Humanity – Stevens County Home Build Project.

Applicants “must show a need for better housing,” ability to handle mortgage and escrow deadlines, plus a willingness to invest their own time in the upkeep of the new home.

Josh Kurpiers leads the Chapter, he says at least one construction site has already been selected.

The Chapter will hold its annual Pork Chop Supper on Thursday, March 22. It’s a free-will donation, from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church of Morris.