Published 12:00 am Monday, April 7, 2003

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Woodmen of the World 6 tonight at Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department, Goodrum Road; members are asked to attend; 638-2495.

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412th Engineer Command Organizational Day Noon until 4 p.m. Sunday at the George A. Morris Reserve Center, 1265 Porters Chapel Road; cookout, fellowship, fun and games for families of the 412th ENCOM soldiers, former members are invited; Juanita Warren, 629-3401.

Johnson-Middleton Family Reunion Planning meeting, 4 p.m. Sunday at Turner’s Beauty Shop, 1412 First North.

River City BPW 6 p.m. Monday at Piccadilly; Krista Kennebrew will speak on child abuse prevention.

PAK Sorority 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Piccadilly; hostesses will be Sue Rowlett and Bernett Tucker; Rosalie Theobald will speak on downtown Vicksburg.

Kiwanis Noon Tuesday, Maxwell’s; guest speaker will be Wayne Pratt of Edward Jones Investments.

Federal Retirees The National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at noon Tuesday at The Other Side at Maxwell’s; $7 per person; Sheriff Martin Pace will speak.

Vicksburg Art Association April meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Courtyard at The Attic Gallery, 1101 Washington St.; featured artist will be Poor Julia of Jackson; 638-9221.

Ford-Carpenter-Wilson-Palmer Family Reunion Reunion fees are due; reunion will be June 27-28; Willie Jean Drayton, 638-0197.

Public programs

Dance Party Ballroom, Latin and Swing, 8-10 tonight, Applause Dance Factory, 208 Industrial Drive, Ridgeland, $10 per person; Latin lesson from 7-8, $10 per person; other classes and private lessons available; 856-6168; for Vicksburg classes, 636-7000.

Levi’s “A Gathering Place,” 7-10 p.m., Shelter Drive off Mount Alban Road; tonight: music by Carl and the Hip Shots; Saturday: music by Lanny McCann and the Backwater Band.

Plant Swap, Give-away and Sale 10 a.m. Saturday at Edwards Old Town Square or Edwards Livestock Shed in case of rain; sponsored by the Southern Dirt Club; Dr. Dirt, 668-6209.

Vicksburg Masonic Bodies Blood Driv 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Masonic Temple on Cain Ridge Road; Mississippi Blood Services mobile unit will be on hand.

“Beyond the Physical” Book Signing By author Charles E. Gaskin, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the Public Library, 700 Veto St.; refreshments will be served; paperback and hardcover versions will be available for sale.

Adopt-A-Thon 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at Pemberton Square mall, in hallway by Radio Shack; sponsored by the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society; 636-6631 or www.vwhumanesociety.com.

Day of Awareness Sheriff’s Department representatives will give instructions on proper installation of child safety seats; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; Vicksburg Factory Outlets; sponsored by the Exchange Club of Vicksburg Child Abuse Prevention Center, the Warren County Sheriff’s Department and Department of Human Services.

Meet the Authors of “Second Chances” Felicia Catching and Michelle Johnson; 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Christian Books and Music, 1500 Washington St.

“An Evening of Fashions and Talent” 6 p.m. Sunday at American Legion “The Hut”; tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door; casual attire; presented by the Bronze Elegant Models of Jackson; sponsored by Sandra Howard and Gladys Hubbard.

Breast Cancer Support Group 6-7 p.m. Monday at River Region West in the administrative conference room; 619-3526.

Candlelight Vigil To Fight Child Abuse 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Warren County Courthouse; sponsored by the Vicksburg Child Abuse Prevention Center, the Vicksburg Police Department, the Sheriff’s Office, the Warren County Board of Supervisors and the City Board; 634-0557.

Scholarships Available for High School Students Applications may be picked up in the guidance office at Vicksburg and Warren Central high schools; students must attend Alcorn State University; deadline is April 15; sponsored by the Elite Club’s Ebony Fashion Show.

Narcotics Anonymous 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin, 661-7646 or 629-1178; evening, Jackie, 638-8456 or 415-3345.

Book Scholarship for High School Students Applications are due by Saturday; scholarship awarded to students planning to attend Tougaloo College; see guidance counselor or call 218-3577 for applications.

Diabetes Education Classes Group and individual, River Region West; call 619-3609 for times.


Pleasant Valley Choir rehearsal, 5:30 tonight; Kevin Powell is musician.

Fellowship Week Tonight through April 12 at St. James, 1922 Pearl St., 7 p.m.; guest speakers each night; Charlie Blackmore Jr. is pastor.

Mount Zion No. 1 M.B. Ladies Auxiliary breakfast meeting, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, 920 Fifth North St.; all members are asked to attend; J.B. Johnson, 638-1832.

Grove Street M.B. Saturday’s women’s fellowship has been postponed.

Pleasant Green Baptist Business meeting, 1 p.m. Saturday; all members are urged to attend.

“Men’s Gospel Night Out” 5 p.m. Saturday at King David M.B. Church No. 1, 2719 Letitia St.; Nathaniel Williams is master of ceremonies and the Rev. A.L. Hines is pastor; Ronald Queen, 638-0171.

Annual Choir Night 5:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter M.B. Church in Mayersville; guests include Chosen Son, Five Stars, True Believers and the Sharkey-Issaquena Mass Choir; Obadiah Hall is pastor.

Gospel Explosion 6 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem M.B. Church, 3055 N. Washington St.; guests include the Fayette Spiritualaires, Jimmy Cotton, Nathaniel Williams and the Mighty Train of Gospel, Carolyn Dent and others; sponsored by the mother board.


Plate Lunch Fund Raiser Sponsored by Martha Chapter No. 3 Order of Eastern Star; today and Saturday at China Grove Church, delivery available at 10:30 and 11 a.m.; chicken plates, chitterling plates, rib plates and hamburger plates with french fries available; 638-3452, 831-0627 or 415-5843.

Garage Sale Saturday, 6 a.m. until; Vicksburg High School, Confederate Avenue side; donations will be accepted; proceeds to benefit the senior class.

Yard Sale 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; First United Pentecostal Church, 6541 Paxton Road; catfish dinners will be available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.; adult plate, $7, and child’s plate, $4; proceeds to benefit the church building program.

“A Day In The Country” 2 until 5 p.m. Sunday; follow signs from Hearn’s Store on U.S. 61 South for tours of the Cotton and Freeman homes and Jordan’s Chapel Church; admission is $10; proceeds to benefit the Old Court House Museum.