Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 12, 2002


AMERICAN LEGION POST 3 AND LADIES AUXILIARY 7 tonight; regular meeting at the Legion Hall on Monroe Street; a meal will be served.

DISTRICT 5A MASONICS AND EASTERN STARS 6:30 tonight, Straughter Building at 1141 Martin Luther King Jr. St.; meeting for all lodges/chapters that work under King Hiram Grand Lodge and Electra Grand Chapter O.E.S.; Donnell Ellis, 638-1220.

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BINGO BENEFIT 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Knights of Columbus Hall on Fisher Ferry Road; proceeds to benefit Boy Scout Troop 7; donation of $15 includes 10 regular games and a hamburger meal; tickets available at the door.

VICKSBURG QUILTERS 9:30 a.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church; table runner or tablecloth class; anyone not wanting to do this project can do a sit and sew; bring a sack lunch; Barbara Cashman, 638-3240.

NEGRO BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN 3 p.m. Sunday, Mount Heroden Baptist Church, 1117 Clay St.; sickle cell program at 4; guest speaker, Edwin Mitchell.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS-SALTILLO BREAKFAST 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Sunday; cost is $3 per person with a maximum of $12 per family; public is invited.

WILLING WORKERS CLUB 42nd anniversary celebration, 4 p.m. Sunday; Pleasant Valley Church, 2585 N. Washington.

JSU ALUMNI MEETING 6 p.m. Monday, L.D.’s Restaurant; meeting of Vicksburg Warren Chapter; contact Ann Bargains or Robyn Gordon for details.

Public programs

SENIOR CENTER Friday: 10 a.m., bean bag baseball; 1 p.m., open play dominoes; 6, social dance with Southwinds.

MISSISSIPPI NURSES ASSOCIATION MEETING 6:30 tonight, District 12 meeting at Vicksburg Clinic conference room, 1115 N. Frontage Road; Dr. Peggy Hewlett will speak on the future of nursing.

OAK RIDGE OPRY 7-10 p.m. Friday, music by Bud Shiers and Old Habits; hamburgers and drinks will be for sale; donations accepted.

BACK ALLEY PLAYERS READERS’ THEATRE 6-7 p.m. Sunday, The Ground Floor, 1101 Washington St.; refreshments, annual meeting and entertainment; J. O’Neil at 638-0576 or K. Woo at 636-0134.

BOVINA CLASSES OF ’50s AND ’60s MEET 6 p.m., Sunday, Bovina Community Center; Christmas party discussion; Kathryn Huell, 661-7963.

FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP Noon-1 p.m. Monday, Baptist Healthplex in Clinton; Dr. William Frazier of Baptist Sleep Clinic will be the speaker; bring a bag lunch; Joyce Brown, 601-866-2278.

OPEN GYM DAY 7:30-10 p.m. Monday, Jackson Street Community Center; for ages 16 and up; admission is free; presented by Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department; for information call, 634-4514.

FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Vicksburg Family Development Center, 1205 Monroe St., Male Image and Girls’ Club, accepting applications for volunteers, mentors, big brothers and big sisters to help the community youth; Mitchell Dent, Gwendolyn Appleby or Terry Lockhart at 638-1336.

DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES River Region West Campus on North Frontage Road; group and individual classes; call 619-3609 for times and information.

HOMEWORK NETWORK Tutoring sessions; each Tuesday and Thursday from 4 until 5:30 p.m., free tutoring sessions at Vicksburg High School in the JROTC department, available to grades 9-12; James O. Bowman at 661-0684 or Pearlie Goodman at 636-1688.

LETITIA STREET REUNION MEETING 5 p.m. Sunday, L.D.’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry St.; Brenda Brown at 638-5918, Naomi Fountain-Smith at 630-9893 or Gloria Wells-Harris at 636-4034.

RIVER KIDS AFTER-SCHOOL ARTS ACTIVITY Classes for fall semester start at 4 p.m. today; taught by local arts teachers; open to all children ages 7 to 13; reservations required; Beth Brown, 631-2997.

HOMEWORK ASSISTANCE Provided by Central Mississippi Prevention Services; homework assistance and life-skills training for students ages 8-17; Sherry Liggins or Joseph Johnson, 631-0102.

CASA VOLUNTEER TRAINING Child Abuse Prevention Center, 2732 Washington St.; 5-9 nightly, Monday and Tuesday and Sept. 23 and 24; 634-0557.

AMERICAN RED CROSS CLASSES American Red Cross , 908 Cherry St.; 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday; logistics class, helps volunteers become familiar with supplies and logistics needed during a disaster; 5:30 p.m. Thursday; Emergency Response Vehicle Training; all Red Cross disaster classes are free; 636-9182.

HAWKINS PRESCHOOL Hawkins Preschool is forming another 2-year-old class; child must have been 2 by Sept. 1; 636-7051.


SHILOH PRIMITIVE BAPTIST Warriors Trail; John Mosley of Lafayette Springs will speak at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; refreshments will follow the Friday service; dinner will be served at noon on Saturday and Sunday; supper will be at 5:30 on Saturday; Darren Owens is pastor.

MOUNT ALBAN ANNUAL MUSICAL 5 p.m. Saturday, Mount Alban M.B. Church; Usher Board Fifth Annual Musical; featuring local soloists and church choirs; with special guest the C-W New Souls of Chicago; Emma Mack, 638-2911.

CHRISTIAN HOMES M.B. NO. 1 REVIVAL 7 nightly through Friday, Christian Homes M.B. No. 1 Church, Scott Road; guest speaker will be the Rev. Sammie Brown.

MOUNT PILGRIM M.B. REVIVAL 7:15 nightly through Friday, Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church, 3327 Highway 61 South; guest speaker will be Ernest Slaughter Sr., pastor of New Canney Creek M.B. Church in Jackson; the pastor is Glen A. Hemphill; public is invited.

FAMILY FIRST FESTIVAL 7 tonight, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 6300 Indiana Ave.; night of family fun; free family photos taken.

SEMINARY OPENING PROGRAM AT MOUNT CARMEL 7 p.m. Friday, Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 2729 Alma St.; opening program for Mississippi Baptist Seminary; guest speaker is the Rev. Eric D. Williams, academic dean of Mississippi Baptist Seminary at the Main Campus; special music will be presented by Mary Caho of Fayette; Lewis Lassiter, 638-5429.

BECOMING WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE SERIES 2 p.m. Saturday; presented by Jubilee Revival Ministries, The Mafan Building, 1315 Adams; guest speaker is Minister Carolyn Dent of Faith Christian Center.

SHADY GROVE M.B. YOUTH DAY PROGRAM 6 p.m. Saturday, Shady Grove M.B. Church, 61 Shady Grove Circle; hosted by youth department; the Rev. Terry Moore is pastor, and Pamela Fisher is youth director.

COMMUNITY SWAT WORKSHOP Students Working Against Tobacco, 1 p.m. Saturday; Travis Chapel A.M.E. Church, 745 Hutson St.; guests will be representatives of the Vicksburg Fire Department; all youth and youth leaders are invited to attend; 661-0805 or 638-7163.

GREATER MOUNT ZION M.B. GOSPEL EXPLOSION MUSICAL 6 p.m. Saturday, Greater Mount Zion M.B. Church; various groups, choirs and soloists will participate.