Editor’s Mailbag

ABE offering computer classes

NEW ULM — Computer classes are back at Adult Basic Education. Classes will begin on Monday, March 4, from 6 – 8 pm and will continue on Mondays until April 15.

Adult Basic Education classes and hours are increasing starting Jan. 14 at 17 N. Broadway St, New Ulm (New Ulm Public Library).

Along with computer classes, ABE offers GED classes and College Preparation. Please call the New Ulm ABE office at 507-779-5827 or email ksump1@isd77.org to sign up for any of our educational opportunities.

Sister Cities still looking for applicants

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Sister Cities Commission is still looking for a qualified applicant to send over to Germany in connection with the Hans Joohs Cultural Exchange program.

The recipient of this award would live up to 12 weeks in or near the City of Ulm, Germany. The New Ulm Sister Cities Commission will provide transportation to and from Germany and a modest stipend. The cooperating Ulm organizations will provide housing and a paid internship in a job setting or settings based on the recipient’s background and interests.

Candidates must be within the age group of 18 to 35 years old and should be from the New Ulm area or have ties to New Ulm.

In the past one of the qualifications was to have fluent German language skills. Because of the lack of applicants with this asset, fluent German language skills are no longer needed. The German organizations ask that the person be interested in German and German culture. They realize that most Germans speak English and/or at least understand it.

To learn more about this program and obtain an application form, please write New Ulm Sister Cities, 100 North Broadway, New Ulm, Minnesota 56073, contact the City Manager’s Office at (507) 3598233 or e-mail lisap@newulmmn.gov. For background on the Hans Joohs Exchange visit www.newulmmn.gov/Government/Boards and Commissions/Sister Cities Commission.

Deadline for applying is Feb. 15, 2019.

“Give Kids a Smile” Free Dental Care

MANKATO — Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Dental Hygiene Department joins a statewide effort to provide free dental care to area children on Thursday, January 31, and Friday, Feb. 1.

Concerned about the growing number of children who are unable to access needed dental care, Minnesota State University’s Dental Hygiene Department will provide free dental care to children on Jan. 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 pm.

The dental clinic is located on the campus of Minnesota State University in the Clinical Sciences Building. People interested in scheduling an appointment may call the dental clinic 507-389-2147.

Patients seeking appointments for cleanings, x-rays, exams, and sealants should be under the age of 18 and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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