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Editor's Mailbag, July 9

July 9, 2008
The Journal

4th Annual Car & Motorcycle Ride

SEARLES - The 4th Annual Car and Motorcycle Ride will be held on Sunday, July 13.

The ride will start between 12-1 p.m. in the Runnings Parking Lot in New Ulm and will end at the Searles Bar & Grill in Searles.

The cost is $25 per bike and $5 per additional rider.

The fee includes lunch at Searles Bar & Grill and door prizes. (Proceeds go to Cathedral High School Athletics Department). This event is sponsored by Friends of NUACS.

Birthday party planned for seniors

NEW ULM - LSS Senior Nutrition. and CAST - Community And Seniors Together (a United Way Agency) will sponsor a birthday party at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16 at the Community Center -600 N. German.

Seniors if you are celebrating a birthday this month the Senior Center welcomes you to celebrate with other seniors and friends. Entertainment is provided by LeRoy Flor. Reservations can be made by calling 359-2243.

Free blood pressure checks offered to seniors on July 14

NEW ULM - On Monday, July 14 Community And Seniors Together (a United Way Agency) will sponsor Brown County Public Health Nursing Service for blood pressure checks.

The nurses will begin at 10:30 a.m. These services are provided free at the Community Center, 600 N. German, on a walk-in basis.

Comfrey Community Days planned

COMFREY - Comfrey Community Days will be held July July 11-13 in the City of Comfrey.

On Friday a parade will be held at 7 p.m., Street Dance - at 8:30 p.m. with MC Express and Urban Myth.

Events on Saturday include, at 9 a.m. Pee Wee baseball, 10 a.m. Flower show, 12 p.m. (noon) Midwest Truck Pullers, (Admission $5). Garage and bake sale Brickstone Manor, 7 p.m. ConcordSingers. At 3 p.m. there will be an Alumni Basketball tournament with an admission cost of $5. The Fireman's whiskey steak fry will be held from 5-7 p.m. (cost is $12 per person).

The activities on Sunday include: 9:30 a.m. Community Worship Service, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Egg bake brunch at a cost of $6 per person. Moto Craze will be held from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. A raffle will be held at 2 p.m., South Park and at 11:30 a.m. a Co-ed softball tournament will be held at North Park. There will also be a Medallion Hunt-clues posted until found.

Concessions available all weekend.

Flandrau State Park Minnesota's Sesquicentennial Program set

NEW ULM - Flandrau State Park Minnesota's Sesquicentennial Program will be held from 7-8 p.m. on Saturday, July 12.

Join a DNR Park Naturalist on this easy walking tour to see and hear the story of how the 1930s New Deal programs and workers built Flandrau State Park's distinctive park buildings. The tour will start at the Park Beach House with a walk around the main park area. Meet at the Flandrau State Park Beach House

Autofest drawing results

Here is a list of the winners from the Autofest raffle last weekend:

Cordless Impact Wrench (Snap-On Tools-Chuck Effenberger) - Theresa Nelson

Leather Jacket (Mankato Harley Davidson) - Kelly Lastine

Three Drawer Lockable Utility Cart (NAPA) - Jim Hulke

$100 Cash (Steve Biebl's Auto & Light Truck) - Mark Dauer

$100 Gift Certificate (Tires Plus) - Travis Loverude

$100 Gift Card (Runnings Farm & Fleet-Jack Grausam) - Peter Hoffman

JVC Car Stereo with Pioneer Speakers (Radio Shack) - Jane Grundmeyer

JVC Radio (Radio Shack) -Ellen Berkner

107 Piece Socket Set (Fastenal) - Steve Gieseke

$50 Savings Bond (Bank Midwest) - Doug Lange

$50 Savings Bond (Bank Midwest) - Lisa Pelzel

New Ulm Autofest Blanket (Printwear Graphics) - Jack Hultquist

Here is the results for the Model car contest:

Junior division 12 year old & under

1st place: Lydia Boehlke - Hummer

2nd place: Dylan Bendix - 70 Plymouth GTX

3rd place: Tyler Mack - 57 Chevy

Senior division 13 to 17 years old

1st place: John Schnettler - 67 Corvette

Adult division 18 years & older

1st place: Steve Martin - 51 Chevrolet

2nd place: Chris Batson - Ferrari

3rd place: Jim Schnettler - 57 Chevrolet



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