Memorial Day plans set

TRUMAN — The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in the Truman Elementary Activities Room. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call the school at (507) 776-2111. Walk-ins are welcome.

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A benefit for Tammy Stevens and her family from Truman will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Northrop Legion. Tammy has had 18 surgeries, was hospitalized for 32 days at Rochester and 30 days in a swing bed at the Fairmont Hospital fighting a rare flesh-eating bacteria. Come support her family while enjoying a shrimp fry, meat raffles and a silent auction.

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The Truman Lions Club Burger Bash is 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the Truman Community Building. All proceeds will be donated to the Truman Days Parade Fund. Donations will be accepted for the meal of burgers with all the trimmings.

Thanks to the Truman Lions for helping to support the Truman Days Parade. Truman Days will be July 21-22 this summer.

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A benefit for Jessica Weedman will be 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Truman. The donation meal will consist of sloppy joes, hot chicken sandwiches, salad, chips and ice cream sundaes.

Jessica is battling her second round of cancer.

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The Truman High School spring music concert will take place 7 p.m. Monday.

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The annual Truman Memorial Day program will begin 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, at the Truman Elementary Auditorium.

Mark Hansen will lead the program, which will include: The Truman Scouts; American Legion Post 115 and Auxiliary; music by the THS Band under the direction of Jessica Koehler; and student address by Courtney Zaharia. Prayer will be led by Pastor Merrill Davis.

A special patriotic slide show will be presented by Tom Dodge, with background music performed by the Truman Community Choir directed by Kim Breamer.

Taps will be played by James Hodge.

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The Truman Swimming Pool Commission is sponsoring a picnic lunch after the Memorial Day program on May 29 at the Truman Community Building. They are in need of salad and bar donations for the lunch. If you are willing to donate either, please call Faith at (507) 236-6817 or Kim at (507) 402-0849. Funds raised will be used to purchase new toilets and sinks for the pool building. The Truman Pool will celebrate its 50th anniversary season this summer.

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If your child is interested in summer volleyball or basketball camps, please register them for the Pacesetter Camps through Truman Community Education. Direct links are available on the Truman Public School website at www.truman. k12.mn.us or on the Truman Community Education Facebook page.

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If you have any kid-sized life jackets that are in good condition that you no longer use, consider donating them to the Truman Swimming Pool. They would gladly accept them. You can drop them off at Truman City Hall at your convenience.

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Prairie Ecology Bus Center is hosting a mini barn quilt sign class at 5:30 p.m. June 15 in the Truman High School Learning Center. The cost is $25. You will make a painted mini barn quilt that is mounted on a stake that you can use to decorate your garden or lawn. You can register by calling Courtney at (507) 327-6917 or email her at studerc@truman.k12.mn.us

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Truman Community Education is sponsoring a Padelford Sunset Dinner Cruise on the Mississippi River on June 12. Tickets are $91 each and include deluxe motor coach transportation to and from the cruise, a full meal and a two-hour cruise on the Mississippi River. The fun day must be registered and paid by May 23. For more information call Courtney at (507) 327-6917.

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It’s time to nominate an individual, couple, group or organization to be this year’s Truman Days Parade Grand Marshal. Ballot boxes are now at Profinium in Truman, Truman Café, Truman Library, Truman Tribune and Truman Flowers and Gifts for your voting convenience.

A list of previous winners since 1984 is located next to the ballot boxes.

Simply write a name on the ballot and put down a reason for your nomination. Ballots need to be submitted by June 2. The winner will be selected at the Truman Days committee meeting on Sunday, June 4.

Think of someone who has been or is a positive promoter of Truman, who has worked hard to contribute to keeping Truman active and alive and who deserves recognition for their volunteerism and contributions.

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A string art class with Unwine Creations for teens and adults will be taught at 5:30 p.m. June 6 in the Truman High School Learning Center. The cost is $40. Unwine Creations is a business located in Mankato. Owner Caroline Koopman will teach the class how to create beautiful works of art using string. Check out project ideas at http://www.unwinecreations.com/paintings.html. Call Truman Community Education at (507) 327-6917 by May 26 to register

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Thank you too all of the Truman EMS personnel for your dedication and caring ways.

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