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St. Paul's women hosting party

St. Paul's United Methodist Women will have the program and bring cakes at 2 p.m. Sept. 16 for Ave Maria birthday party.

The Three Rivers District United Methodist spiritual retreat and annual meeting will be held at St. Paul's on Sept. 17 and 18. The deadline to register is Sept. 10. Give registrations to Karen Aman or bring to the church office.

This year's meeting will be hosted by St. Paul's and Valley City Epworth UMW. Julie Wayne is doing the planning.

This is the last year of meeting as Three Rivers District. Next year some of the district's towns will be in the Sakakawea District and some will be going with the Eastern Sunrise District.

There will be a box for donations available to donate disposable diapers for Spirit Lake.

A 90th birthday celebration for Erna Buchholz is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 18, at 1200 Seventh St. S.W. at the Condo Community Room. There will be a 100th birthday celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 for Hilda Ketterling at Ave Maria Village. Both women are members of Sojourners Circle. Arlene Sukut and Helen Bothne, 100, who recently died, were also members of Sojourners Circle.

Other upcoming dates to make note of:

* The UMW unit meeting will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 23. Shepherdess Virlyn Hoff, Valley City, N.D., will attend and election of officers will be held. Salad luncheon fund donations will be voted upon.

* The United Methodist Annual Celebration will be held Oct. 8-9 at Bismarck McCabe United Methodist Church. Bring youth and children's storybooks, new coloring books and 24-count boxes of crayons.