Published 12:00 am Friday, October 3, 2003


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

Lions Club Pork skin sale, Saturday at the Old Court House.

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Thundering Hooves and Smoking Guns Mississippi Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association; exhibition, Saturday, after the NBA chase show at the Vicksburg Riding Club arena; Kerry Southern, 638-2118.

Kappa Alpha Psi Vicksburg Alumni Chapter; interest meeting, 10 a.m. Saturday, United Way, 920 South St.; business attire.

NAACP, Vicksburg Branch Seventh annual Freedom Fund Banquet, 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Center, 1512 Main St.; guest speaker, Sen. Barbara Blackmon, District 21; tickets, $25; to purchase, 638-8495, 529-2044, 636-8628 or 638-9047.

Sunshine Lodge No. 99 Gospel program, 6 p.m. Saturday, Locust Grove M.B. Church; public invited.

Family Reunion Meeting Sanders, Younger, Mosley and Webb; 3 p.m. Sunday at home of Ruth Nixon; 636-6537.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Nu Kappa Zeta Chapter; informational tea, 6 p.m. Sunday at 4901 Rollingwood Estate Drive; Dr. Alice Powell, 638-9826, or Linda Stewart, 638-0523.

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Noon Monday at the Citadel; annual soup and sandwich luncheon, Oct. 21; all members asked to attend.

River City BPW Individual development program session and planning for National Business Women’s Week, 6 p.m. Monday, Piccadilly; Jeanie Whitaker, 634-1984.

VAMP Vicksburg Association of Marketing Professionals, noon Tuesday at Ameristar’s Bottleneck Blues Bar.

Kiwanis Officer installation banquet, 6 p.m. Tuesday at Jacques.

Public programs

Humane Society Adopt-a-Thon 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; flea market by the Warren County Courthouse; 636-6631.

Mississippi’s Walk for Diabetes Registration, 8:30 a.m. and walk at 9:30 Saturday, BancorpSouth in downtown Vicksburg; Crystal Lewis, 877-336-2873, to form a team or for information.

Critical Needs Blood Drive 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, “Meeting Place” at Pemberton Square mall; sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and United Blood Services.

Red Carpet Invitational Marching Festival 1 p.m. Saturday, Vicksburg Memorial Stadium, Vicksburg High School; $5 admission; bands across state to perform; presented by the Vicksburg Band Boosters.

412th Engineer Command Family Readiness Group 1 p.m. Saturday, George Morris Reserve Center, 1265 Porter’s Chapel Road; Juanita Warren, 629-3401.

Levi’s “A Gathering Place,” 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Shelter Drive; music by the Oak Ridge Band.

Health Awareness Free Seminar for Women 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; hormone replacement therapy and toxins in personal-care products will be discussed; Sherry Pratt, 529-4829, or Susan Gussio, 331-0167.

Free Parent Aide Volunteer Training 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, CAP Center, 2732 Washington St.; 634-0557.

Nurturing Parent Support Group Mondays from 5:30 until 7 p.m., Salvation Army, 530 Mission 66; sponsored by the Vicksburg CAP Center; refreshments and childcare provided; 634-0557.

TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly; Mondays from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m., Vicksburg Clinic conference rooms, second floor; bring item for give-away basket; 634-8917 or 661-5108.

Child Birth Class Includes Early Beginning, Sibling and Breast-feeding classes; Tuesday and Oct. 14, 21 and 28; River Region Medical Center, education conference rooms; to register, 883-5354; infant CPR on Oct. 28.

Free Bible Correspondence Course Study in your home; 661-9321 or write to 125 Timberlane Drive, Vicksburg, 39180.

Mississippi Animal Rescue League Accepting applications from arts and crafts vendors for the Oct. 25 Strut-Your-Mutt fund raiser in Jackson; $25 fee; Aileene Maldonado, 969-1671.

Narcotics Anonymous 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; day, Alvin J., 661-7646 or 415-2180; evening, Jackie G., 638-8456 or 415-3345.

After-School Program for Ages 8-17 Homework assistance and life-skills training, 920 Shannon St. and 1911-B Mission 66; provided by Central Mississippi Prevention Services; certified teachers and counselors available; 631-0102.

Coed Church League Volleyball Register now at Purks YMCA; play begins Nov. 4; Brian Gough, 638-1071.


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

Gibson Memorial United Methodist Rummage sale, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday; 335 Bowie Road.

Porters Chapel United Methodist Free car wash, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; Porters Chapel United Methodist Church parking lot, 200 Porters Chapel Road; sponsored by the church youth; donations accepted.

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Communitywide blessing of the animals, 9:54 a.m. Sunday, 5930 Warriors Trail; open to the public; the Rev. Ann L. Whitaker, 636-6687.

Mount Zion No. 1 M.B. Ladies Auxiliary breakfast, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, 920 Fifth North St.; J.B. Johnson, 638-1832.

Women of Purpose International Meeting, 2 p.m. Saturday, Mount Calvary Baptist, 1350 East Ave.; speaker, the Rev. Alfreda Thomas; leader, Ernestine Johnson.

Eagle Lake Baptist Revival with various speakers; Sunday through Wednesday.

New Rock of Ages Business meeting, 5 p.m. Saturday; members asked to attend.

Greater Mount Zion Baptist Fall revival, 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 907 Farmer St.; speaker, the Rev. R.L. Miller; pastor, the Rev. Edmond E. Gibbs.


Garage Sale 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. today, Crawford Street United Methodist Church Play School pick-up room in the church parking lot on South Street; to benefit the Play School.

Stonewood Apartments Bake Sale 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 1309 Mission 66; 661-0318.

Ridgeway Baptist Church Teen Fund Raiser 6 a.m.-noon Saturday, 2065 Oak Ridge Road.

Lions Club Bridge Benefit 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Thursday, East Clay Street YMCA; lunch served for $10 per person; to reserve a table, Carolyn Wylie, 638-6384, Illma Williams, 636-4023, or Marie Hernandez, 636-8273; space limited; proceeds to go towards Lions projects.