Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 8, 2003

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American Legion Post 3 No regular meeting today; elections will be 5-7 p.m. May 15 at the post on Monroe Street.

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John C. Pemberton Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans 6 tonight at the Masonic Lodge on Cain Ridge Road; Sam Price will speak on the Sultana disaster; the public is invited.

VHS Class of 1983 Meeting, 5 p.m. Friday at LD’s Kitchen; funds for the event are due; all are asked to attend; Gwendolyn Appleby, 661-0870.

Tougaloo Alumni Association 6:30 p.m. Friday, Piccadilly; Toni Terrett, 636-8554.

Eagle Lake Development Community Center Quarterly meeting and potluck, 7 p.m. Friday; Terry Rector will speak on “Mosquito Control and Gardening Tips.”

Vicksburg Quilters 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Stitch-N-Frame Shop, 2222 S. Frontage Road; instructions will be given on how to make a combination pin cushion and scrap bag; visitors welcome.

Rose of Sharon No. 24 Order of the Eastern Star 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lodge Hall; important business will be discussed.

Johnson Middleton Family Reunion Planning meeting, 6 p.m. Sunday at Turner’s Beauty Shop, 1412 First North.

VFW 10734 Monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Monday; post home, Indiana Avenue.

Vicksburg Warren Retired Teachers Association Luncheon for newly retiring teachers, 11:30 a.m. Monday in rooms 51 and 53 of the Multipurpose Building at Hinds Community College in Vicksburg; all retired teachers are asked to bring a covered dish.

Rosa A. Temple Class of 1968 Reunion meeting, 7 p.m. Monday at the home of Frank James, 7629 Halls Ferry Road; all classmates are invited; final reports for fish fry and reunion fees are due.

Public programs

Vicksburg Senior Center Friday: 10 a.m., beanbag baseball; 1 p.m., open-play dominoes.

Warren Central’s Combined Choir Concert 7 tonight in the high school’s auditorium; $2 for adults and $1 for students, tickets available at the door.

Adult CPR Course 5 p.m. today at the Red Cross building, 908 Cherry St.; $20 per person; sponsored by the American Red Cross; 636-9182.

Youth Benefit Dance 7-11 p.m. Friday at City Park Pavilion; $3 admission; D.J. will be Joe Paul; refreshments will be for sale; a dance contest will be held; sponsored by the Angelic Voices of Christ.

Oak Ridge Opry 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Oak Ridge Community Center; music by the Wright Road Band; drinks and hamburgers will be for sale; donations are accepted.

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

Free Athletic Physicals Saturday at River Region Medical Center in the main lobby/atrium; all athletes from Porters Chapel at 8 a.m.; varsity through junior high football players from VHS at 8:45; all VHS athletes at 9:45; intermediate students participating in sports at VJHS at 10:30; consent forms must by signed by parent before exam and can be obtained from the school athletic department; physical forms may be obtained from individual coaches and must be completed at time of physical.

Blood Drive 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Bingo Hall and at Moose Home, 2100 Fisher Ferry Road; identification is required; must be at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds or more; sponsored by the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge and Mississippi Blood Services; to supplement overseas troops.

Levi’s “A Gathering Place,” 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Shelter Drive off Mount Alban Road; music by: Old Habits; a hamburger dinner will be served at 5; ladies are asked to bring a side dish.

Pre-Mother’s Day Dance 9 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion, “The Hut,” 1618 Main St., $3 admission; sponsored by the Reunite Social and Civic Club.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group 2-3 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria at River Region West; 619-3192.

Vicksburg Autism Support Group 7 p.m. Tuesday, Warren Central Junior High library; Kearney Waites will speak on transitioning and training services available to autistic individuals.

Vicksburg Art Association 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Constitution Firehouse, Openwood and Main streets; election of officers and directors; 638-9221.

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

Learning Garden Preschool at Oakland Baptist Church Registration for summer and fall now open for ages 6 weeks-5 years; limited space; curriculum includes computers, Spanish, phonics, math, science, art, music and more; church office, 638-6724, or Jill Marr, 636-6759.

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

Summer Enrichment Program June 9-July 18; ages 9-15; program includes reading, math, science, music, arts and crafts, dance, field trips and outdoor activities; applications are being accepted; sponsored by Travelers Rest Christian Academy, 718 Bowmar Ave.


Triumph M.B. Pre-revival/BTU/Stewardship training, 6:30 tonight, 124 Pittman Road; Victor Gilliam, minister of music, will be the speaker; the Rev. Larry A. Nicks is pastor.

New Rock of Ages Prayer for revival, 6 tonight through May 11.

King David M.B. No. 1 7:30 tonight through Friday, 2719 Letitia St.; the Rev. Billy Ray Womack of Mendenhall will be the guest evangelist; the Rev. A.L. Hines is pastor.

Grove Street M.B. Prayer revival, 6 tonight through Friday at the House of Peace Worship, 707 Pierce St.; the Rev. Casey Fisher is pastor.

Shiloh M.B. Mother’s Day program sponsored by the Mother Board, 6 p.m. Friday; 920 Green St.; Dr. Willie J. Jones is pastor.

Travelers Rest Baptist Sunday school fellowship program, 5 p.m. Saturday, 718 Bowmar Ave.; the Rev. Walter Weathersby and Rose Hill Church will be special guests.

Pre-Mother’s Day Program Featuring Ida Bass and Friends, 6 p.m., Saturday, Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2346 Grove St.; the Rev. David Brown Jr. is pastor.