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Reminder of burn site hours and allowances

WELCOME — Today, June 14, is Flag Day. Present the flag if you have one. Sunday, June 16, is

Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all area fathers and those who are like a father to area children, like foster fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers and uncles.

American Red Cross blood drives will be held noon to 6 p.m. Monday, June 17, at Truman Community Hall from noon to 6 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 21 at the Fairmont Legion, 300 Downtown Plaza in Fairmont. Also, St. Paul’s Church in Welcome will have a blood drive on July 15. To get information about blood drive locations or to make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), go online to www.redcrossblood.org or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Blood is urgently needed so give if you are able.

Tuesday coffee hours for June continue from 8:30-10 a.m. June 18, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Sherburn.

Welcome City Council meeting will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the city hall in Welcome. All members are urged to attend. There is always a time for public comments and questions at the beginning of each meeting without reservations. To be on the regular agenda, please contact city hall prior to the meeting date at (507) 728-8740.

The Welcome Legion Auxiliary will NOT meet this month. They usually meet on the third Monday.

The tree dump burn site is usually open from 8 a.m. to noon the 2nd and 4th Saturday and from 6-8 p.m. on the second Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Welcome residents are reminded that the site is for branches, brush, lawn clippings and leaves only. No large wood stumps or branches are allowed. Please no garbage or metal items either.

June 22 is the date for the fundraiser concert event of Heart Song from 4-8 p.m. at the Martin County Arena by the Martin County Fairgrounds in Fairmont. There will be live music, hog roast, silent auction and activities for children to raise funds for Healing Hearts Housing. For more information, contact Cheri at (507) 848-6307 or email at HealingHearts56171@gmail.com. Healing Hearts Housing is offering a real change for recovery from alcohol and drug addiction in a home with recovery support, sober activities, crafts, a full gym, transportation and access to professional services. There is presently a Healing Hearts House for women in Sherburn. Plan to attend.

The Welcome Summer Festival is slated for July 19-21 and part of that weekend are city-wide garage/rummage sales. To get a garage sale listed on the flyer please contact Pat Schmidtke at (507) 236-4874 or email her at pat_schmidtke@yahoo.com with your name, address, times of sale and any special items for sale. Thanks for doing this Pat.

Speaking of the Welcome Festival, have you purchased your raffle tickets? Just $10 will give you a chance at some great prizes. Winners will be announced July 20 on the Festival Stage (need not be present to win).

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