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September 14, 2013

Religion news briefs

St. Paul kicks off anti-malaria campaign

OTTUMWA — The 10,500 churches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) are committed to raising $15 million by 2015 to support ongoing malaria-fighting programs in Africa.

The money raised will provide malaria prevention, education and treatment for people who are vulnerable to this curable disease. Last year, the ELCA raised more than $6 million towards its goal.

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ottumwa is joining this effort and will kick off its three-month campaign Sunday during its 9 a.m. worship service.

Fellowship of Pastors to meet

OTTUMWA — The monthly gathering of area pastors will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 19. Note this is a different day of the week and an earlier time that previous meetings.

The host church will once again be Davis Street Christian Church. All pastors in the community are welcome to participate. This is a time for area pastors to get to know one another on a personal basis without letting theological differences separate them.

Discussion at the gathering will also include plans for the community CROP walk against hunger, community Thanksgiving worship service, community mid-week Lenten and Good Friday worship and re-establishing a local meal site for those who are hungry.

Keosauqua UMC fall luncheon

KEOSAUQUA — The Keosauqua United Methodist Church is having its fall luncheon at 11 a.m. Sept. 20.

The meal will include hot chicken and hand-breaded tenderloin sandwiches plus salads and homemade pies and drinks.

The luncheon is a fundraiser for missions and church projects.

Ramsey classes begin Sept. 26

OTTUMWA — Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Faith Baptist Church.

The church is on the 73rd Street frontage road on Ottumwa’s east side. For registration information, visit faith1.org or call the church at 641-682-2700.

Gateway Singers in concert Sunday

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  • Jefferson County PM to hold blood drive FAIRFIELD — Jefferson County PM will be hosting a community blood drive from 2-7 p.m. Aug. 12 inside the activities center at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 2606 W. Burlington Ave. Donors who last gave blood on or before June 17 are eligible to do

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  • Blakesburg Lions breakfast Saturday BLAKESBURG – The Blakesburg Lions Club will be sponsoring a breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday at the Blakesburg Community Center. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, oatmeal, grits, Jane's cinnamon rolls, juice and coffee.

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  • Sweet Corn Serenade features food, music OSKALOOSA — Beginning at noon Thursday, Oskaloosa's Sweet Corn Serenade will take place in the town square, featuring a meal, fun activities, vendors and live music. The meal, served from 4-9 p.m., includes a hamburger and an ear of corn, and extra

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  • Donations sought for school supplies OTTUMWA — Ottumwa YMCA is collecting school supplies for needy students in the Ottumwa area. From Friday through Aug. 9, anyone can donate new school supplies by placing their donations in the collection bin in the YMCA’s lobby. Students’ school supp

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  • Stroke, osteoporosis screenings in September OTTUMWA — Residents living in and around the Ottumwa area can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Knights of Columbus will host a Life Line Screening on Sept. 10 at 123 W. Third St. Four key points every person need

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  • Final municipal band concert of the season OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Municipal Band will perform its final concert of the 2014 season at 7 p.m. Thursday in Central Park. The band will be performing a “C” concert, as in “See You Next Year.” Every piece selected by band director Brenda Hagedon has

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  • Lunsford reunion Saturday HEDRICK — Descendants of William Monroe Lunsford and Mary (Brunk) Lunsford will gather Saturday at the Hedrick American Legion, 112 Main St. The building is handicapped-accesible. A meal will be shared at 12:30 p.m. with baskets of Lunsford cooking.

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  • Women's Connection to meet Aug. 11 OSKALOOSA — Oskaloosa Women's Connection invites all ladies to join them at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at The Peppertree Restaurant. Daryl and Maria Martin, formerly from Oskaloosa, will bring bits of their world travel experiences as the feature, and they wi

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  • Valves installed to reduce water main breaks OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Water Works has experienced an increase in water main breaks this month. The Greenwood Tank on the south side has been taken out of service for rehabilitation inside and out. It will be out of service for another three months.

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