Truman may add volunteer group

TRUMAN – CREST, a volunteer caregivers organization, will hold an informational meeting 7 p.m. tonight at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 102 Seventh Ave. E., in Truman. The purpose is to set up a CREST care team in Truman.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Rob Stauter, director and CREST, and board members will be present to answer questions.

The purpose of CREST is to help people in need team up with someone who can help. It could be giving someone a ride to a doctor’s appointment, visiting, getting groceries for someone, helping with simple chores, etc.

It is hoped that many Truman residents will take this opportunity to help. Every church in town has been contacted and posters have been put up around town.

CREST could be a vital coordinating organization for Truman. Volunteers can give as little or as much time as they can spare.


The deadline for registering to enter this year’s Truman Days Little Miss/Mr. Truman program is Friday.

This year, there will be two age divisions for competition. Pre-school age through children who have recently completed third grade will be in one group, while children who just finished grades 4-6 will be in another.

Boys and girls with a Truman mailing address or those who attend a Truman school are eligible to compete.

The Little Miss/Mr. Truman program will be held 5:30 p.m. July 24 at Graf Park.

Registration forms were sent home with Truman Public School children and forms were published in last week’s Truman Tribune. There are extra forms available at City Hall and at the Truman Tribune office. If you missed getting a form, call LaRae Rahm at (507) 399-1293. If you already have a form, make sure it gets mailed to LaRae at 1320 Webster St., Fairmont MN 56031.


Happy 90th birthday to Gladys Andersen-Wilde. Come and enjoy her birthday party 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Dwight Andersen’s country home located at 985 190th St., rural Fairmont. No gifts, please. If you’re unable to attend, cards may be mailed to her at P.O. Box 74, Lewisville, MN 56060.


A benefit for the Chris Mosloski family will be held 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the Truman Community Building. Chris was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. All proceeds will be used for medical expenses.


There will be a kiddy parade this year during Truman Days, to be held 4 p.m. July 26 on the east side of Graf Park. Any aged child can enter, even teens.

The theme of the parade will be “Crazy Clowns and Crazy Rodeo.” You can enter as an individual or group. You could ride a trike or bike, roller blade, walk, have a small pulled float, walk with a pet, etc. Think of creative ways to have fun.

Winners will ride on a float in the grand parade that will begin at 5 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. There will be out-of-town judges.

LaRae Rahm is also in charge of this event. If you have questions, call her at (507) 399-1293. There is no need to register; just show up the day of the parade.


The annual Larry Freeman/Cary Clow Memorial Shoot will be 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Truman Gun Club.

The 16-yard competition begins with a cutoff at noon.

The event will feature three Lewis classes of 16-yard competition, three classes of handicap competition and two Lewis classes of doubles competition.

For more information, contact Sandy Clow at (507) 435-2247.


Merle Craig is turning 75 and a birthday party in his honor will be held 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Tony and Mona Weihe residence, 2044 230th St., rural Truman. Stay and play bean bags from 3:30-7 p.m.

Please bring your own lawn chair and beverage. Lemonade, water and coffee will be furnished.


Kids games are held 1:30-2:30 p.m. every Monday at Truman Museum. Barb Grefe and Marilyn Carrigan will teach you how to play games of yesteryear. These Monday game days will continue every Monday through Aug. 4.

If you’d like more information, stop in at the museum on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-4 p.m.


Recycling day will be Wednesday. Have your recycling cart to the curb by 7 a.m. with the wheels of the cart facing your house.


Wacky Wednesday Summer Camp 2014 by Mindy will have Crazy Carnival on July 9. You must be registered by July 2 to join in exploring the boardwalk, create and play exciting games such as ring-toss and balloon pop. You’ll make a clown puppet and sing and dance to fun songs. You’ll also make some yummy carnival food.

This camp is held from 9 a.m. until noon for children who have completed K-6 grade.

There’s a fee and questions may be directed to Mindy at (507) 776-2111 or e-mail her at


A reminder that the deadline for having your Truman Days garage sale advertised in the flyer is July 9. Forms are available at Truman Caf, Truman Post Office, Truman Tribune, City Hall, Truman Flowers and Gifts, Profinium, Casey’s and from Barb Mager or Kathy Hendricksen.

The all-city garage sales will be advertised as being held Thursday through Saturday, July 24-26. You can pick the days and times you want to have your sale.


Truman Days Classic Tractor Ride this year will be a 55-mile ride from Truman to Amboy and back to Truman.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. July 25 at Cliff’s Sales, north of Truman. Pre-registration is required.

The ride will begin at 8 a.m. and will continue until about 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Cliff Dobie (507) 236-4464, Harold Bentele (507) 848-4667, Mel Carlson (507) 236-0144, Jim Sherman (507) 236-1655, or Larry Krenz at (507) 236-5616.

A $10 donation by participants to offset expenses would be appreciated.

Donuts and coffee in the morning and a noon meal at Graf Park will be provided for all the participants.