Home-Business Bazaar coming up

TRUMAN — There will be a chili supper fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. tonight in the Truman Public School cafeteria. Truman Pride is sponsoring this fundraiser to raise money for a new gymnasium scoreboard.

There will also be a boys basketball game versus Jackson County Central following in the gymnasium.


Shop in Truman Day will be held throughout the day Friday. Check out the information in this week’s Truman Tribune to see which stores and businesses are hosting special events.


Then on Saturday (note the day), the 7th annual Holiday and Home-Business Bazaar will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Truman Community Building. Seventeen vendors will be set up to showcase items they sell or make.

Also, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church’s Ruth Circle will have a bake sale in the front hallway.

Flyers describing who will be at the show are inserted in this week’s Truman Tribune. Be sure to come and check out the many unique gift items and services.

Lunch will be sponsored by the Truman High School after-prom committee. They will serve hot chicken sandwiches, chips, bars/cookies and a beverage.


A benefit for little 2-year-old Alaina Aksenov of Truman will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fairmont Eagles Club.

Alaina was born with a heart condition and has had multiple open-heart surgeries.

Proceeds will help the family with medical bills, lost wages, travel and lodging.

If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please contact Shae Pierson at shae.leann@gmail.com.

The Aksenov family has lived in Truman about two years near Graf Park.


Truman Elementary Christmas Concert will begin 7 p.m. Monday in the high school auditorium.


Children, kindergarten through sixth grade, are invited to come to Santa’s Shopping Spree and shop for gifts for their families from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday at the Truman Community Building.

This annual event is sponsored by members of the Truman Sorority.

Children can shop for gifts for 50 cents each. They will also be wrapped and ready to put under the tree.

Children are encouraged to bring a list of the names of the people they would like to shop for. The list will help them remember who to shop for and how to spell the names that should go on the gift tags.

Other siblings are able to help younger children shop, but parents are asked not to help. There will be adults present who can also help the children shop. It is fun for the children to shop and keep their gifts a surprise. Parents can enjoy cider and visit while children shop.

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will also be on hand to give each child a treat.

The gifts that are provided for Santa’s Shopping Spree are valued at much more than 50 cents each. Truman Sorority members provide the gifts and many community people also donate new or gently-used gift items such as jewelry, Christmas decorations, games, puzzles, small tools, tie, Christmas items, scarves, mittens, word-search books, etc.

Gifts are needed for all ages from babies, to teens, to grandparents. If you have items you would like to donate to Santa’s Shopping Spree you can drop them off at the Truman Public Utilities Office and Judi will get them to where they need to go. Please have your donations dropped off by Dec. 10.


Please join the Truman Toys for Tots in helping needy children. You can help by bringing unwrapped new gifts or monetary donations to Elizabeth Chevrolet or Profinium during regular business hours. Don’t forget that older kids need gifts also. For more information or to get included on the list, contact Candace Shahan at (507) 236-6988. She and her son, Ian, distribute the gifts.

Thank you to all groups involved for taking on this project.


Lewisville American Legion Auxiliary is hosting a soup and sandwich luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Lewisville Legion. They are serving a variety of soups and sandwiches. A bake sale is also planned. Santa will be present too.