Published 12:00 am Monday, December 22, 2003

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Kiwanis Noon Tuesday, Maxwell’s; Donna Osburn will speak on Kiwanis Foundations.

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Lions No meeting Wednesday or Dec. 31.

JSUNAA/Fellows Alumni Cadillac Christmas raffle tickets available from Vicksburg Warren County Chapter; Debra Goodman, 636-3429, Ben Brown, 638-9047, or Kimball Goodlow, 415-7211, for tickets.

Iwo Jima Veterans Reunion National reunion; Feb. 16-19, Landmark Best Western Hotel, Metairie, La.; Jim Westbrook, 636-1861, 594 Old Highway 27, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Public programs

Las Posadas 6 tonight, Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road; Communion and party; pastor, the Rev. Goyo De La Cruz; Sandra Gutierrez, 638-8930, or Marie Thompson, 636-9756.

Public Library No preschool and toddler story time Tuesday or Dec. 30; the library will be closed Wednesday through Saturday and Dec. 31-Jan. 1.

Community CPR 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Street Clinic conference room; to enroll, 619-3826.

Epilepsy Support Group 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, River Region West, administrative conference room.

Feed the Needy Noon until 1 p.m. Thursday, River City Rescue Mission, 3705 Washington St.; must eat inside; donations appreciated.

Haven House Family Shelter Individual counseling and support groups; 638-0555.

Christmas Dinner 11 a.m. Thursday, E.D. Straughter Memorial Baptist Center; hosted by the Soul Savers Fellowship Church and Geneva Jones, evangelist; 619-7795; covered dishes welcome.


Westminster Presbyterian Christmas Eve worship and Communion, 6 p.m. Wednesday; message by Scott Reiber; 636-4292.

Pleasant Valley M.B. Christmas service, 7 a.m. Thursday, 2585 N. Washington St.; breakfast will be served; pastor, the Rev. Alex Miller; assistant, the Rev. Douglas Bryant.

Combined Christmas Eve Communion Service Mercy Seat, St. James and Calvary Mission Baptist churches; Wednesday at Mercy Seat Church; music by combined choirs, CG Taylor, the Mighty Train of Gospel, Tommie Green; Atoine Dapper, Marie Smith, Charlie Gross, Shirley Harris, Leslie Smith, Jasmie Steven and Rodney Smith.

House of Peace Worship Tuesday: prayer service, 5:30 p.m.; Bible class at 6, 707 Pierce St.