Editor’s Mailbag

March for Life trip Jan. 22

NEW ULM — All are welcome to join the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on Tuesday, Jan. 22 for the 2019 March for Life.

A coach bus will leave at 7:40 a.m. following the 7 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 605 N. State Street. The bus will return at 3 p.m. Dress warm for the .6 mile walk from the Cathedral to the Capitol and bring a packed lunch. There is no cost to ride the bus.

Call the Cathedral at 507- 354-4158 to reserve a seat.

Heartland running on MLK Day

NEW ULM — Brown County Heartland Express will operate as normal for Martin Luther King Day, on Monday Jan. 21. If you need a ride for that day, please be sure to call the Heartland Express office by 3 p.m. Friday Jan. 18 to schedule a ride for Monday, Jan. 21, at 507-359-2717, or 800-707-2717.

CASTLE and Library host HeLa Cell Book Discussion

NEW ULM — CASTLE Lifelong Learning and the New Ulm Library will host a book discussion of the “Immortal Life of Henrietta Lack” by Rebecca Skloot at 1:30 p.m., Jan. 24 with New Ulm Medical Center’s Dr. Joan Krikava facilitating at the New Ulm Library lower level along with Assistant Library Director April Ide. This discussion is open to all.

“Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells — taken without her knowledge — became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave. “ ~ Goodreads.com. Pick up a copy of the book or call the NU Library at 507-359-8331 to place a hold on a copy of the book. Come join in the discussion.

New CASTLE Lifelong Learning members are welcome at any time of the year. Potential new members are welcome to attend one class before joining. It’s all about learning for the joy of learning. Members’ $100 annual fee will have a renewal date one year from their initial date of payment. Members may attend any and all classes and events throughout the year at no additional charge. More information can be found at http://newulmseniors.org or by phoning 507-354-3212 and leaving a message.

Sister Cities seeking Hans Joohs 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.

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