Editor’s Mailbag

Nicollet Community Holiday Dinner

NICOLLET — The Nicollet High School FFA and all Student Organizations are hosting a Nicollet Area Holiday Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nicollet Public School Commons, 1 N. Pine St.

The purpose for this dinner is to provide a venue for those in the community to celebrate the holidays with others from the community. Donations of food, financial support, and volunteer help would be greatly appreciated.

If you are interested in donating food items we are looking for: Turkey and/or Ham, Potatoes, Dressing ingredients, Bread or rolls, Cranberries Jellied, Christmas Cookies, Milk or coffee For questions or to donate or help contact the Nicollet FFA at 507-232-3411 ext.4119.

Mending Spirits fundraiser at Taco John’s

NEW ULM — Taco John’s in New Ulm is partnering with Mending Spirits Animal Rescue to hold a Fundraiser Fiesta.

The Fundraiser Fiesta will be held on Monday, January 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Taco John’s. Mending Spirits Animal Rescue will receive 15 percent of sales throughout the event as well as 100 percent of the tips. Mending Spirits volunteers will be greeting customers and answering questions folks might have about the organization.

Mending Spirits is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that has several New Ulm area volunteers and that provides a valuable service to the region by working to place unwanted dogs and cats, and sometimes other animals, into homes. They are entirely foster based, so the animals are able to stay in private homes until they find a permanent home.

DFL Precinct Caucus 101

NEW UML — There will be a training and informational meeting for those interested in attending the DFL precinct caucus. This training is open to all DFLers in the area and will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16 in the conference room at Verizon at 1609 S. Broadway in New Ulm.

Attendees can use this training to prepare for attending the Feb. 6 precinct caucuses taking place around the state. It will include information on preparing platform resolutions, getting elected as a delegate to upcoming conventions and voting in the gubernatorial preference ballot. For more information contact Lori Sellner, 507-227-4004 or lorisell@gmail.com.

Mental Health Support Group for

Families meets in New Ulm

NEW ULM — NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) sponsors free support groups for families and friends of individuals living with a mental illness. Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness, the support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences.

A family support group meets in New Ulm on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Brown County Human Services, 117 Center Street. For information, call Teresa at 507-217-1121.