9/16/03

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 16, 2003

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Clubs

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

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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 10734 Special meeting, 7 p.m. Monday 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 Meeting, 7 p.m. Friday, Elks Lodge, 916 Walnut St.; honors/awards banquet, 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at Battlefield Inn; tickets, 638-5172 or any chapter member.

Bicycle Club Weekend ride; 7:30 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday; parking lot of Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau on Clay Street.

Public programs

Vicksburg Senior Center Wednesday: 9 a.m. until noon, king bridge; 10, chair exercises, senior style; 1 p.m., bingo with guest caller, Senator Mike Chaney; 2:30, open play dominoes.

Public Library Schedule Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., preschool story time with Lottie Walker, plus an art project.

Daughters of the American Revolution Celebration of the signing of the Constitution, 4 p.m. today; east lawn of courthouse.

Red Cross Free Health Services Class For nurses, EMTs, paramedics and nursing students, 5:30-9:30 tonight; 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 tonight, Bowmar Elementary; presented by the Mississippi Department of Education for Claiborne, Sharkey and Warren counties; 636-2486.

Health Awareness Seminar for Women Information on hormone replacement therapy and toxins in household and personal care products; 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 25, Shoney’s; Sherry Pratt, 529-4829 or Susan Gussio, 331-0167 for information.

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.

Vicksburg Theatre Guild “Mister Roberts” comedy presentation; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sept. 26 and 27; 2 p.m. Sunday; 636-0471 for reservations; non-member tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, $5 for children under 12 and $8 for students.

Fall Stamp Show and Sale 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday; Ethnic Heritage Center at Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Lakeland Drive in Jackson; free admission; sponsored by the Jackson Philatelic Society; Bob Munroe, 956-5321 or Thomas Smith, 362-1196.

Family Life Seminar 2003 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday; Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave.; a continental breakfast will be served; the Rev. Thomas Bernard is pastor.

Adopt-A-Thon 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday; in hall next to Radio Shack, Pemberton Square mall; sponsored by the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, 636-6631.

Dave Ramsey’s “Total Money Makeover” Noon Saturday; 2832 Ken Karyl Ave.; tickets, $19; doors open at 11:30 a.m.; 629-3900 or 638-3433 to register; Max and Betty Tyler, pastors; sponsored by Family Life Cathedral.

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.

Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Information for parents and students in grades 9-10 considering MSMS; 10:30 a.m. until noon Sept. 27; Warren County Library, 700 Veto St.; Kathie Sills, 636-0912.

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.

21st Annual Old Court House Flea Market 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Oct. 4; rain or shine; $25 per space with limit of two spaces; food and drink spaces, limited to organizations, $50; all spaces assigned; set-up begins at 6:30 a.m.

Churches

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

Triumph M.B. Food distribution, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday; Multi-Purpose Building, 2869 North Washington St.; open to residents of the North Washington Street area; verification of income, Social Security cards and recent utility bill required; the Rev. Larry Nicks is pastor.

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.

Grove Street M.B. Communion service, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; House of Peace Worship, 707 Pierce St.; guest speaker, the Rev. Raymond Smith; pastor, the Rev. Casey Fisher.

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.

Bright Morning Star M.B. Appreciation program for Eph Crystain of Hermanville; 2 p.m. Saturday; 801 Green St.

Benefits

Bridge Games Benefit 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 9, W.K. Purks YMCA; $10 per person, lunch will be served; Carolyn Wylie, 638-6384; Illma Williams, 636-4023; or Marie Hernandez, 636-8273, to reserve a table; proceeds go to Lions Club projects.