Truman Tribune


Red Cross to Host Blood Drive Monday, Nov. 21

The Red Cross will host a blood drive at the Truman Community Center, 313 N. First Ave. W., on Monday, Nov. 21, from noon to 6 p.m.

Ruby’s Pantry Distribution at Sherburn Takes Place Monday, Nov. 21

A Ruby’s Pantry Distribution will be at the Regional Worship Center, Sherburn, on Monday, Nov. 21, 5:30 to 7 p.m., via drive-through. Food will be placed in the trunk. Cost is $25 cash. Prepay is available at

Call (507) 764-7491 for more information.

Quilters to Meet Monday, Nov. 21

The Blue Earth Valley Quilters will meet on Monday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m., in the Blue Earth Area High School media center (enter through Door C). There will be show-and-tell followed by a game using fabric. For information, contact Jan Shaffer at (507) 526-3979.

Martin County Area Foundation Announces Awards

The Martin County Area Foundation held its annual grant cycle and awarded grants to 19 organizations for a total of $91,435.

They are: Celebrating Culture in Martin County, Children’s Dental Services, Dunnell Lake Fremont Fire Department, East Chain Activity Center, Fairmont Opera House, Going Hog Wild in Martin County, Martin County Humane Society, Martin County Know How, Martin County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, Martin County West Junior/Senior High School, Salvation Army of Martin County, Sherburn Fire Department, South Central Minnesota EMS, South Central Minnesota Interpretive Center (Heritage Acres), Town Center, Inc., Trimont Police Department, Truman Basketball/Softball Association, Twin Valley Council (Boy Scouts of America) and Welcome Fire Department.

The Foundation received 22 grant requests totaling over $210,000. The next competitive grant cycle will be held from March 1 to May 31, 2023. The Foundation also accepts inquiries year-round for emergencies or high needs.

For more information on the Martin County Area Foundation, visit

MCHS Offers ‘Discover Gratitude’ Virtual Program

Practicing mindful thankfulness is a way to boost spirits, feel happier and enhance overall health. Everyone is welcome to join Mayo Clinic Health System for “Discover Gratitude,” a free, monthlong, self-guided program that begins upon registration.

Participants will journal daily about the big and small things in life they are thankful for, track their efforts to do something kind for others and challenge themselves to dedicate time to be present in the moment.

Go online to g rat itude to register and start the monthlong journey. Participants will receive a welcome email that includes instructions and links to the downloadable journal sheets.

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