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Editor's Mailbag, Nov. 28

November 28, 2009
The Journal

Boy Scouts event planned

NEW ULM - Twin Valley Council Boy Scouts of America invites the public to attend a presentation at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, at Hunter's Den, at 1414 Westridge Rd.

A presentation will be given by local Boy Scout Troop 25 in reference to scouting and the values for youth. At this event people will be able to see the new shooting facility at Hunter's Den and be able to shoot a few rounds in the hand gun range.

"Join Cub Scouts" event

NEW ULM - An invitation is made to all boys, grades 1-5, to join the Boy Scouts for an adventure in scouting, fun and fellowship at an event planned 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, at the Vogel Indoor swimming pool, New Ulm.

Join now and go swimming for free, plus receive a free baseball for signing up on Dec. 7. If you are already in scouting, come swimming for $4.

Vogel pool features a 13 foot rock wall in the pool.

The Boy Scouts of America is an affirming value-based program for boys. Parents are welcome to attend.

Free movie at the library

NEW ULM - The New Ulm Public Library will show a newly released DVD on Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m.

The event is free, and popcorn and drinks will be served. For more information, call the library at 507-359-8334.

Brain Injury Suppport Group plans party

NEW ULM - The New Ulm Area Brain Injury Support Group invites members new and old to a Come and Go Christmas Party.

This will be held on Sat4ide Room at St. Paul's Lutheran Church (2nd N. and State Streets in New Ulm).

Teen events at public library

NEW ULKM - Teens are invited to discuss Ray Bradbury's classic novel "Fahrenheit 451" on Dec. 2 at 3:30 p.m. at the New Ulm Public Library. Copies of the book are available at the library.

At about 4:30 p.m., there will be a Teen Advisory Group meeting. All young adults, including 12-year-olds who will turn 13 this school year, are welcome at all teen events. For more information, call the library at 507-359-8334.

Orphan Train historian at


NEW ULM - Local historian and author Renee Wendinger will present a slide show perspective of the orphan train period Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at the New Ulm Public Library.

Wendinger, the daughter of an orphan train rider, also will sign copies of her new book, "Extra! Extra! The Orphan Trains and Newsboys of New York," which chronicles the true stories of orphan train children who were sent from the East Coast to rural America from the mid-1800s until about 1930. For more information, call the library at 507-359-8334.

Munoz benefit Sunday in


FAIRFAX - A benefit for a cancer-stricken Fairfax Cardinal amateur baseball player will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 29 in the St. Andrew's Catholic Church basement dining hall.

A free will offering will be taken for Angel Munoz, who recently underwent a partial amputation and has not worked since October 2009.

The breakfast menu includes pancakes, eggs and Vorwerk sausage.

A silent auction and prize raffle will be held.

Donations are being accepted for the Angel Munoz Supplemental Needs Trust at Valley Bank, Fairfax.

Boy Scouts are 100 years old

NEW ULM - In February 2010, the Boy Scouts of America will celebrate 100 years as an organization. Founded as an outlet to prepare every eligible youth in America to become a participating citizen and leader, BSA has more than fulfilled its mission.

New Ulm has a rich history with the Boy Scouts dating back to the 1920s. A group is putting together plans to have a banquet to celebrate the 100th anniversary of scouting. The group is looking for people to help organize and put this event on.

If you are interested in being part of the planning please contact Tom Donnelly, 1424 Hilltop, New Ulm, MN 56073, or email him at The next planning meeting will be at noon on Monday, Nov. 30, at the Kaiserhoff, downtown New Ulm.



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