Editor’s Mailbag

“Butler” event tickets available

NEW ULM — Tickets are available for “Theatre After Hours”, an opening night afterglow for the State Street Theater Company play “The Butler Did It,” on Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. at MonaLena, 225 North Minnesota Street.

Mingle with the cast of the play which is a spoof on the 1940s parlor mystery novels and movies. Enjoy unique themed pairings of aperitifs, local wines, and hors d’oeuvres served by butlers.

Tickets are $10, open to the public and available until Oct. 10 at the Chamber of Commerce, MonaLena, or online at https://sstc_butler.eventbrite.com. This is an age 21 and over event.

SSTC seeks volunteers

NEW ULM — State Street Theater Company is looking for a House chair person for “A Holly Jolly Christmas” and volunteers to usher (greet) and sell tickets at the door.

The dates are Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. The production will highlight The Mankato Ballet, The Armstrong Boulevard Brass Quintet, New Ulm Suzuki, Elvis, a bio about Clement C Moore with actor depicting Moore reading “Twas The Night Before Christmas” to the children from the audience.

After intermission the New Ulm Concord Singers will take over and finish with a sing along. At some point there will be an ugly Christmas sweater contest.

If you would be interested in learning how to ‘run the house’ this would be a great opportunity. SSTC would furnish you with a list of names to call for ushering and selling tickets. For more information just call Judy Sellber 354-6777.

If you would like to usher or sell tickets just email or call Judy Sellner, (judysellner4920@gmail.com).

Better Breathers Club

NEW ULM — The next Better Breathers Club of New Ulm meeting will feature a presentation, “My Account: The Benefits of the Online Portal” with speaker Kelsey Odegard, Business Services.

The meeting will be held Thursday, OCT. 18, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the New Ulm Medical Center, Auditorium 2 . For closest entry, park on the 3rd floor parking lot at rear of hospital off North 5th Street or enter main hospital or clinic entrances and request wheelchair assistance if needed.

If you or your family member has COPD or another lung disease, please attend this free support group to learn the skills to help manage your condition and improve your quality of life. For more information, contact Sandy Kistner, RRT at 507-217-5956 or at sandra.f.kistner@allina.com.

Mayo Clinic Health System offers flu vaccine clinics

SPRINGFIELD — Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield and Lamberton is offering public flu clinics during the following dates and times:

Springfield

• Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Wednesday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

• Thursday, Nov. 8, 7 a.m. -4 p.m.

Lamberton

• Monday, Oct. 22, 1-4:30 p.m.

• Thursday, Nov. 1, 7:30 a.m.-noon

People interested in getting their flu shot at these clinics are encouraged to call and schedule an appointment to ensure a quick and convenient experience. To schedule an appointment for a flu shot, call 507-723-6201. Patients can also request a flu vaccination during an appointment with their primary health care provider.

For a complete listing of Mayo Clinic Health System public flu shot clinics in our area, visit www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/influenza.

Influenza is a potentially dangerous illness, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reporting around 80,000 deaths during last year’s flu season in the U.S. alone. It can cause high fevers in children, complications in those with cardiac issues and can even lead to pneumonia. Mayo Clinic Health System recommends that people ages 6 months and older have an influenza vaccination.

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