East metro briefs: 7,000 residents trained in CPR in Woodbury

  • Updated: March 23, 2013 - 4:54 PM

The Woodbury Public Safety Department is holding a public celebration for reaching its goal of training 7,000 community members in hands-only CPR, a method of CPR that requires no mouth-to-mouth breathing.

A brief ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Public Safety Education Room at the Public Safety Building, 2100 Radio Drive. The purpose is to recognize everyone who helped the city reach its goal of training 10 percent of the population so they are better prepared to act in case of a sudden cardiac emergency.

The Take Heart Woodbury initiative started in March of last year with two goals: to create awareness of sudden cardiac arrest and to empower citizens to take action when faced with an emergency situation.

If you are interested in attending the celebration or if you have questions, send an e-mail to CPR@ci.woodbury.mn.us.


Globe University adds animal degree

Globe University is now offering a new 18-month degree in animal and equine science that will be taught only at Globe’s campus in Woodbury.

The associate-in-applied-science degree will qualify students for a range of careers including feedlot manager, food safety inspector, animal behavior specialist, and animal exhibitor, trainer and breeder, Globe said.

“We designed this program to meet the ambitions of people who love horses and animals, but who did not want to pursue a traditional vet tech career path,” said Brian Hoefs, program director for the new degree program. Students will learn to master horsemanship — including riding, managing and training — as well as horse care and the business and science of animal studies, he said.

Classes are forming now, Hoefs said, and anyone wanting more information can call 1-877-303-6060 or visit online at www.globeuniversity.edu.



Food shelf seeking more donations

Valley Outreach is joining several employers, schools and churches to collect nonperishable food collections for the food shelf in March. Items most needed include 100 percent juice, canned meat and fish, hearty soups, peanut butter and cereal.

“One in 10 residents of Washington County — families, children, the elderly — struggles with hunger,” said Executive Director Christine Tubbs. “More folks are finding themselves making difficult choices: pay for food or pay for rent, pay for groceries or pay for medicine. We are asking the community to take action and get involved by combining efforts at your workplace, church or in your neighborhood.”

Public collection sites include Stillwater and Bayport public libraries and city offices in Bayport, Lake Elmo and Stillwater. A list of sites can be found at www.valleyoutreachmn.org. Donations can be taken to Valley Outreach, 1911 Curve Crest Blvd. W. in Stillwater, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Valley Outreach serves 400 families monthly. The demand for food shelf services has increased 64 percent increase in recent years.


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