Truman Days parade seeking help

TRUMAN — Truman Days Parade Committee is still in need of donations for this year’s parade.

Your donation can be sent to Melody Leimer, 402 Ciro St., Truman, MN 56088.

Because of donations, Truman has been able to put on a nice parade that is enjoyed by many in the area.

No one has come forward yet to volunteer to help organize the parade for next year. Volunteers are needed in the next couple of weeks to ensure that there will be a parade next year. Contracts need to be signed with parade participants one year in advance, so please consider volunteering to help. If several people volunteer, it will not be an overwhelming job for anyone. Past parade committee members are willing to help guide the process — help is needed soon.


Truman farmers market is held 3-6 pm. every Friday along Highway 15 by the Napa Store. If you have garden produce, flowers, eggs, etc., that you would like to sell, just come and set up on the grassy area. There is no charge to set up items for sale.

Shoppers: remember that this is a great time of year to get good fresh produce and other items. We want to keep the farmers market going, so come out and see what items are for sale.


Friday at midnight is the deadline to turn in your garage sale applications for this year’s flyer. Please respect the deadline. The fee is $15, which is used for advertising and printing of the garage sale maps and descriptions. Check Truman stores for application forms or get one from Barb Mager or Kathy Hendricksen.

The flyers that describe the sale locations and items for sale will available to the public July 21 at Truman stores. The garage sales will be held July 26-29.

Be sure to check flyers for garage sale dates and times. Each individual sale determines their times and dates. Some are open one day, some two and some three. The garage sale organizers really stress that sales do not start earlier than what is listed in the flyer.

If you have questions, please call Barb at (507) 776-7601 or Kathy at (507) 776-7091.


Another session of morning swimming lessons will be held July 9-17 (seven days) and the evening session for all levels is July 9-13. For any questions or to enroll your child/children, call the Truman Swimming pool during pool hours at (507) 776-8561 or Kim at (507) 402-0830. The cost is $35 per session, per child.

Remember that Truman has an outdoor pool, which makes it great for summertime lessons.


There will be a Little Miss/Mr. Truman program this year. Any child between the ages of 5-8 who lives in the Truman School District or attends Truman Schools is eligible to participate.

Theresa Ricard and Megan Ricard have volunteered to be in charge of this year’s program.

Registration forms are available in this week’s Truman Tribune, at the Truman Library or by calling Theresa at (507) 776-5583. Registration is due by July 19.

The program will be 7 p.m. July 26 in the Truman Elementary Auditorium. There will be one practice session at 6:30 p.m. July 22 at Truman Public School. The children will have a great time participating, so please encourage your child or grandchild to join the fun.


Jags girls basketball camp will be held Monday through Thursday at the THS gym. The Jag boys camp will be held July 16-19.

Session 1 will be held 9-11:30 a.m. for girls/boys entering grades 7-9 in the fall of 2018. The cost is $60.

Session 2 will be held 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. for girls/boys entering grades 4-6 in the fall of 2018. The cost is $60.

Session 3 will be held 2:15-3:30 p.m. for girls/boys entering grades 1-3 in the fall of 2018. The cost is $40.

Make checks payable to Adam Walker. Send your registration with payment to Adam Walker, 528 S. Nicollet St., Blue Earth, MN 56013 or drop it off at the Truman High School main office.

You are responsible for your own health insurance. Truman Public School, the coaches and Truman Community Education are not liable or responsible for any injuries.


Truman Pride will host a garage sale during the Truman Days citywide garage sales. Donations of items are being accepted from the community. Items can be brought to the Truman Elementary Activities Room during the dates and times listed below. You should enter through the east elementary doors by the playground. No furniture, no large appliances, no computers and no TVs will be accepted.

Truman Pride is also looking for volunteers to help set up and work during the garage sale, which will be held July 26-29. Contact Nichole Shell with any questions or to volunteer at (507) 236-5977.

Donation drop off dates are: 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, or 5:30-7 p.m. July 16.

Truman Pride does so much for children at Truman Public School so please consider volunteering a few hours of your time to help them out.


Truman Library is hosting “Food is Fun” with Hy-Vee’s dietician Abby Kipfer beginning 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Truman Community Building. All ages are welcome and it is free.

If you have any questions, please call Theresa at (507) 776-2717 at the Truman Library during library hours, which are 1:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Truman will host a salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $8 for adults. There will be more than 45 different salads served and there will be something for everyone. Men are also encouraged to come and enjoy the luncheon.

There is a lift available for easy access to the basement area where the food will be served. Take-out containers will be available.


A special magic show “Reading Can Take You Anywhere” featuring Magic Bob and Lynn Marie will begin 1:30 p.m. July 12 at the Truman Community Building. There is no cost to attend and no need to register. This program is funded through the Martin County Summer Reading Program.


Vacation Bible School at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church for 4-year-olds through those going into sixth grade will be 6-8 p.m. July 15-19. The theme for this year is “Splash Canyon.” All children are welcome to attend. To register, call the church office at (507) 776-2801.


Jaguar fall volleyball registration, open to area girls entering grades 4-6, is due by July 20. This program teaches basic volleyball skills and is a traveling league with other schools. Games are played 9 a.m. Saturday mornings in September and October.

Those registered will be contacted about practices as soon as they are determined.

The fee for the program and a T-shirt is $30. Please make checks payable to Truman Community Education and turn it into the Truman High School office with the registration form by July 20.

If you have questions, contact Coach Nikki Smith (507) 230-3703 or Courtney at Truman Community Education (507) 327-6917.