Published 12:00 am Monday, September 15, 2003

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NAACP Executive board, 6 tonight; regular meeting to follow at 7; 902 China St., all chairmen should be present; 529-2004.

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AARP 10 a.m. Tuesday, Chamber of Commerce building.

PAK Beta Chapter Noon Tuesday, Piccadilly; speaker will be Jennifer Smith of the Public Library.

Kiwanis Noon Tuesday, Maxwell’s; speaker will be Francine Johnson, dietitian at River Region Medical Center.

Port Gibson High School Yearbook Meeting for parents, 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school library; 437-3461.

Lions Noon Wednesday, Maxwell’s; Bill Eaton and Tom Thornton will speak on Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant.

VHS Class of 1989 Reunion meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday at Shoney’s; Sonja Anderson, 634-1695, or Trina White Lassiter, 634-8760.

VFW Post No. 10734 Special meeting, 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the post home.

WCHS Class of 1994 10-year reunion planned; Pamela Stevenson, 661-9461, or Christine Sanders, 638-2570; immediate response needed.

Vicksburg-Warren Community Alliance 8 a.m. Thursday, Southern Cultural Heritage Complex; 638-1140.

Vicksburg-Warren Alcorn Alumni Chapter Honors/awards banquet, 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at Battlefield Inn; tickets, 638-5172 or any chapter member.

Public programs

Vicksburg Senior Center Tuesday: 9:30 a.m., intermediate exercise and intermediate bridge; 10:30, quilting and beginner computer; 11:30, intermediate computer; 1 p.m., piano; 2, dulcimer class.

Nurturing Parent Support Group 5:30-7 p.m. each Monday; Salvation Army, 530 Mission 66; sponsored by the Vicksburg CAP Center; refreshments and child care provided; 634-0557.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly 5:30-6:30 tonight, River Region West conference room.

Hunter Education Course 6-9 tonight-Wednesday, Hinds Community College’s Vicksburg Campus; Social Security number and attendance at all three nights required; Lonnie Friar, instructor, 636-8883.

Public Library Schedule Tuesday: 10:30 a.m., preschool story time with Margaret Johnson and Ingrid Simmons, plus a craft activity; Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., preschool story time with Lottie Walker, plus an art project.

Red Cross Free Health Services Class For nurses, EMTs, paramedics and nursing students, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday; participants will learn to serve as disaster site assistants; Red Cross office, 908 Cherry St.; 636-9182 for reservations.

No Child Left Behind Community Meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bowmar Elementary; presented by the Mississippi Department of Education for Claiborne, Sharkey and Warren counties; 636-2486.

Obesity Surgery Support Group 6 p.m. Thursday, River Region conference room; 883-6099.

Central Mississippi Transplant Awareness Group 6 p.m. Thursday; Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency, 12 River Bend Place in Flowood; 800-690-8878.

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

Dog Obedience Classes Each Monday for nine weeks; registration, 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at City Park pavilion (no dogs); sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department; Jo Beth Britt and Betty Smith, instructors; 638-8952 or 634-0199.

David Foote Essay Contest For grades 10-12; deadline is Sept. 26, sponsored by Vicksburg Branch NAACP; for applications, see English or social studies teachers at local high schools; Walter Sheriff, 638-7812.

Homebuyer Education Workshop 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 4; Warren County Extension Service, 1100-C Grove St.; pocket calculator required; offered by the City of Vicksburg and Mississippi Housing Initiative; Leona Stringer, 634-4520, for preregistration.

Mississippi’s Walk for Diabetes Oct. 4, BancorpSouth in downtown Vicksburg; registration, 8:30 a.m.; one-mile walk, 9:30; Crystal Lewis, 877-336-2873.

Learning Garden Preschool Registration open for ages 6 weeks-5 years; introduction to math, science, art, music, Spanish, computers, Bible; Oakland Baptist Church, 638-6724, or Renee Holloway, 619-7065.


His Majesty’s Ministries Inc. Week of Praise, 7 tonight-Friday; 2903 Washington St.

New Mount Pilgrim Baptist “Deepening Your Spiritual Roots” 7-week class, 6:30 p.m. each Monday; 501 Poplar St.; 638-9260.

Brown’s Chapel M.B. Revival services, 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday on Military Avenue; the Rev. Jessie Brown, speaker and pastor.

St. Paul Catholic RCIA program for adults interested in the Catholic faith, 7 p.m. Wednesday; 636-0140.

Bethel A.M.E. Revival services, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; First East and Monroe streets; guests will include the Rev. Casey Fisher, the Rev. Horace McKay, Tony Fields, more; the Rev. Robert S. Boyd is pastor.

Friendship M.B., Edwards Second-year appreciation celebration for Pastor Bobby and Linda Burks, 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday; guest speakers each day, dinner will be served; 852-2922.

Gospel Explosion and Reception 6 p.m. Friday, Vicksburg City Auditorium; sponsored by the Community Awareness Committee; guest speaker will be Pastor Nathaniel Bronner of Bronner Brothers Manufacturing; guests include the Jackson State Interfaith Choir, Alcorn State University Gospel Choir, more; tickets, $15 in advance or $25 at the door, are available at Be-Bop Records; $12 per person with groups of 10 or more; Jocelyn Conner or Estelle Lewis, 638-5310.