Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 17, 2000


NAACP FREEDOM FUND BANQUET 6 p.m. Saturday; St. Mary’s Center, 1512 Main St.; Charles Tisdale, publisher/owner of “The Jackson Advocate” will speak; Charlotte Tyler Price of Vicksburg will sing from her CD; tickets are $25; 638-8495 or 638-9047.

VICKSBURG ALCORN ALUMNI Meeting; 7 p.m. Friday at “The Hut.”

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REUNITE AND SOCIAL CIVIC CLUB DANCE 9 p.m.-until, Saturday; “The Hut;” $3 admission.

WARREN CENTRAL CLASSES OF 80 AND 81 20-year joint reunion; Dec. 30-31; registration forms may be picked up at Durst Discount Drugs and RiverHills Bank; 634-1220 or

WAYSIDE HOMEMAKER VOLUNTEERS Meeting with Polly Antoine; 9:30 a.m. Wednesday; 545 Singing Hills Road.

LIONS Noon Wednesday, Maxwell’s; James E. Stirgus Sr., director of the Vicksburg Housing Authority, will speak.

VHS/WCHS CLASS OF 1991 Reunion will be June 15-17, 2001; $100 per person, $50 due before Nov. 30; mail to P.O. Box 822606, Vicksburg, MS. 39182.


LIONS FRIENDSHIP DAY 5:30-7 Thursday; Knights of Columbus Hall; anyone interested in joining Lions Club is welcome.

FIRST AID/CPR Classes Oct. 25-26; register by Friday; receive Red Cross certification upon completion of the course; $40, payable to Hinds Community College; contact Melody Fields, 587-3883.

WESSON ANNUAL FLEA MARKET 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday; Main Street of Wesson.

EAGLE FEST 2-6 p.m. Saturday; games, barbecue and more; Porters Chapel Academy.

412TH ENGINEER COMMAND Rummage sale/community day; 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; $.25 hot dogs and drinks; police and fire departments will be guests; Humvee showing; all proceeds go to support the family readiness group.

VICKSBURG FAMILY DEVELOPMENT BOARD Meeting; 5:15 p.m. today; 1205 Monroe St.

WCHS REPORT CARD NIGHT 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday; parents can pick up report cards and visit with teachers.

THIRD ANNUAL RED TOPS REVISITED Dance and reception honoring the Red Tops Band; Saturday: cocktail buffet, 7:30-9 p.m.; dance 8:30-midnight with the Ben Shaw Band with guest performer Rufus McKay; tickets, $45 in advance or at the door; Southern Cultural Heritage Complex.

TEN POINT: DEER CAMP IN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA Lecture, reception and book signing; 7 p.m. Thursday; Southern Cultural Heritage Complex; presented by Alan Huffman, local author.

VIOLENCE IN THE FAMILY DISCUSSIONS 6-7:30 tonight; Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library; refreshments will be served.

PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., guest story teller, Dustin Runnels, will read stories followed by crafts.

RIVER CITY BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN National Business and Professional Women’s week, through Friday; activities include educator appreciation day, West Central District fall meetings.

SHOPLIFTING PREVENTION SEMINAR 2-4 p.m. today; Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce; sponsored by Hinds Community College, Chamber of Commerce, Warren County Sheriff’s Department and the Vicksburg Police Department; reservations required, 636-1012.

CHILDREN’S WATERCOLOR ART CLASS 4-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 8; ages 8-12, Chris Olsen is teacher; Southern Cultural Heritage Complex; $35, for SCHC members, $40 for non-members, includes all supplies; reservations required, 631-2997.

VICKSBURG SENIOR CENTER Today: 1-2, learn to play the dulcimer; 3:30-5, water color art class; Wednesday: 11 a.m.-noon, advanced computer class; 1:30-3:30, beginner acrylic art; Thursday: 8:30, NIA exercise; 9:30, beginner bridge; 10-11, beginner computer class; 1 p.m., super Valu/Sack & Save bingo; 2:30-4, open play dominoes and Canasta; 3:30-4:30, learn to draw faces; 5:30-6:30, intermediate computer class; Friday: 9:30, River Region Health System breakfast and a movie; 1 p.m., safety and independent living for seniors.


ST. ALBAN’S EPISCOPAL Dinner on the grounds, rummage and white elephant sale and country market; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 5930 Warriors Trail; red beans and rice dinners; take outs available; $6, adults, $3, children 10 and under; children’s activities, jellies, preserves, homemade baked goods, frozen casseroles and more; 636-6687.

BETHLEHEM M.B. CHOIR REHEARSAL 3055 N. Washington St.; 6 p.m. Thursday and noon Saturday; Kevin Winters is musician.

REDBONE UNITED METHODIST COUNTRY FAIR 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; barbecue chicken, crafts, baked goods, kudzu jelly, white elephant sale; 10 percent of proceeds go to the Haven House; 638-7885.

CALVARY FISH FRY 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday; Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27; $6 per plate, carry-out only; tickets available from youth or by stopping by the church; 636-7501.

PORTERS CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST Annual Smorgasbord; Oct. 28; crafts, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; adult, $6; children under 12, $3; baked goods, florals, crafts, sweats, T-shirts, calendars and mugs.

BYPASS CHURCH OF CHRIST 787 Highway 61 N. Bypass; Friends Day and 13th annual gospel meeting; 7 p.m. through Thursday; Loyd Harris of Little Rock will be guest speaker; Willie Nettle is minister.