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Tillie Orear will celebrate her 100th birthday with a reception, hosted by her son, nieces, nephews and grandchildren, from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Hungry Bear Banquet and Conference Center, 2300 24th St. N.W., behind Target and Home Depot.

Friends, acquaintances and family are invited to attend. The family requests no gifts.

Tillie moved to Bemidji in 1917 when she was 8 years old. Her family rode the immigrant train to Bemidji. She still remembers the trip that included the family's six children, mother, father, livestock and household possessions. She has seen many changes in Bemidji change in the more than 90 years she has lived here.