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12/30/03

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Public programs

Senior Center Wednesday: 9 a.m.-noon, king bridge; 10, chair exercise; noon, center closes for New Year’s.

Levi’s “A Gathering Place;” New Year’s Eve party, 9 p.m.-midnight Wednesday; Shelter Drive; women bring covered dishes; closed Saturday.

New Year’s Eve Ball 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesday, American Legion, 1618 Main St.; party favors and food; music by Richard “Dr. C” Clark; sponsored by Tyner-Ford Post 213.

United New Year’s Service 11 a.m. Thursday, King Solomon M.B. Church, 1401 Farmer St.; the Rev. Reginald Benard will deliver the message; moderator, the Rev. Marvin Miller; hosted by the Warren County Baptist Association.

Parkinson’s Support Group 2-3 p.m. Thursday, River Region West, cafeteria.

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

NAMI MS National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Mississippi; free education and support classes to be held in Vicksburg in January and February; for information or to register, call 1-800-357-0388.

Churches

Rose Hill M.B. Watch meet services, State of Life contest and play, “Twelve Gates to the City;” 7 p.m. Wednesday, 683 Stenson Road; the Rev. Walter Weathersby or Mya Weathersby, 661-0774, or Virginia Miller, 638-3748.

Travelers Rest Watch service, 9 p.m. Wednesday, 718 Bowmar; pastor, the Rev. Thomas Bernard.

Greater Mount Zion Watch service, 10 p.m. Wednesday, 907 Farmer St.; breakfast will be served; pastor, the Rev. Edmond E. Gibbs.

St. James M.B. “A Night of Awesome Praise,” 10 p.m.-midnight Wednesday, 1922 Pearl St.; speaker, Billy Bennett Jr.; pastor, Charlie Blackmore Jr.

Mount Zion M.B. No. 4 New Year’s Eve service, 10 p.m.-midnight Wednesday, 122 Union Ave.; message by the Rev. Luster Lacey; refreshments will be served; pastor, the Rev. Henry Mayfield.

St. Luke Church of God in Christ Watch service, 10 p.m. Wednesday, 915 First East St.

Combined New Year’s Eve Services 10 p.m. Wednesday; Ebenezer, Bethlehem and Second Union churches at Rock of Ages M.B., 2944 Valley St.; Michael R. Reed, pastor.

House of Peace Worship Watch night praise and worship, 10 p.m.-midnight Wednesday, 707 Pierce St.; breakfast will be served; 636-1074; pastor, Linda Sweezer.

New Mount Elem M.B. Watch night service, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, 3014 Wisconsin Ave.; secret pal fellowship, noon Thursday; pastor, the Rev. Leonard Walker.

Combined Watch Meeting Clover Valley M.B. and New Poplar Grove; 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Clover Valley; message by the Rev. James Bowman; breakfast will be served; pastor, the Rev. Johnny L. Williams.

Zion Travelers M.B. Watch meeting, 10 p.m. Wednesday; business meeting, 3 p.m. Saturday, 1701 Poplar St.; pastor, Alfred Lassiter Jr.