Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 9, 2004

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TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 5:30 p.m. today; River Region West Campus, second-floor conference room; “Fabulous Fitness” by Breslyn Turner; bring gift for best loser.

Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi Spring state meeting, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Central High School auditorium, West Street in Jackson; registration at 9.

Vicksburg Kiwanis Noon Tuesday, Maxwell’s; speaker, Dr. Warren A. Jones, state director of Medicaid.

American Legion Tyner-Ford Post 213 Legionnaires meeting, 8 p.m. Tuesday; refreshments will be served.

Lions No meeting Wednesday; steak supper on Thursday.

Vicksburg Art Association 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, old Constitution Firehouse; speaker, Hobbs Freeman.

Civitan Club Noon Wednesday, Shoney’s; Beverly Connerly with American Red Cross will speak.

Vicksburg Chapter No. 77, UDC 2 p.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; program, Nancy Clark.

Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen New chapter being formed; meeting for those interested, 7 p.m. Thursday, theater of the Vicksburg Battlefield Museum; 638-6500.

Public programs

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

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group 2-3 p.m. today, River Region West, cafeteria.

Relay for Life Team captain meeting, 5:30 p.m. today, Bowmar Baptist; sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

Intercessory Prayer Meeting For the Strong Women vs. Women of Strength Conference; 5:30 p.m. today, House of Peace Worship Church, 707 Pierce St.; 218-2479.

Yokena-Jeff Davis Water District Annual meeting, 7 tonight, water district office, 4865 Jeff Davis Road.

Public Library Preschool and toddler story time and art projects, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Stroke Support Group 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, River Region West, cafeteria.

Prostate Cancer Support Group 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, River Region West, education conference room.

Local Family Support Group for Autistic Children 7 p.m. Tuesday, Warren Central Junior High Library; Regina Jeffers, 638-4642, or Patti Robinson, 636-8270.

Free Job Readiness Workshop 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Jackson Street Community Center; for ages 16-24; sponsored by the City of Vicksburg and Mississippi State Employment Service; 631-3769.

Serenity Al-Anon For family and friends of alcoholics and addicts; 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Marian Hill, administrative area; 631-2770 or 631-2705.

Vicksburg Art Association Spring Exhibition April 3, old Constitution Firehouse; runs through April 7; artists may submit work from 2 until 4 p.m. March 27 and 4 until 6 p.m. March 29; categories include oil, acrylic, fiber, photo-mono, 3-D, drawing, print, photo-color, watercolor and mixed media; 638-9221 or Jeanne Evans, 415-3196.

Scholarships D.W. Wiley Book and Vicksburg-Warren Alcorn State Alumni scholarships; applications available in high school counselors’ offices; deadline is April 15; Walter Sheriff, 638-7812, for information and address to return applications.

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

Academic and Summer Therapeutic Camp 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 1-July 9, Central Mississippi Prevention Services; for ages 7-17.


Crawford Street United Methodist Collecting new and used sunglasses and prescription glasses to distribute in foreign countries by Project 20/20; Kristy Ehrgott, 883-1924.

St. Mary’s Catholic Parish mission, 6:45 tonight-Wednesday, 1512 Main St.; speakers, John and Katrina Rae Daughenbaugh.

Lenten Fine Arts Series Noon Friday, Church of the Holy Trinity; program by the Chimneyville Readers Theatre; gumbo lunch, 12:35, McInnis Parish Hall; $7.