3/26/04

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 26, 2004

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Clubs

VHS Class of 1975 10 a.m. Saturday, Shoney’s; Debra Goodman, 636-3429, or Jerre Houston, 636-6139.

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Vicksburg Cruisers Car Club Meeting at Beechwood Texaco, 8:15 a.m. Saturday; car show will follow in Byram; old car cruise, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Rowdy’s; 636-2720.

VHS Class of 1984 Planning meeting, 1 p.m. Saturday, Shoney’s.

Warren County Farm Service Agency 6 p.m. Monday, USDA Service Center, 2660 Sherman Ave.; for information, 636-7612, ext. 2; meeting to inform disadvantaged farmers and members of racial and ethnic minority groups of loans and services available.

Vicksburg Kiwanis Noon Tuesday, Maxwell’s; Donald Cross will speak on the Vicksburg-Warren Economic Development Foundation.

Public programs

Oak Ridge Opry 7-10 tonight, Oak Ridge Community Center; hamburgers and drinks for sale; donations accepted; music by Buck Wilds and the Wild Bunch.

Dance Marathon 7-11 tonight, Bowmar Elementary School gymnasium, 912 Bowmar Ave.; $5 per couple to dance or $2 admission to watch; for boys and girls in grades 9-12; in observance of National Safe Place Month; sponsored by the Warren County Children’s Shelter.

Jackson Philatelic Society Stamp course, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum, Jackson; U.S. and foreign stamps; various covers, including first day of issue; postcards; and miscellaneous items, all for sale or trade.

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

UMW Annual Easter Egg Factory In production March 29-31, Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, 335 Bowie Road; eggs, $2, can be personalized; varieties include vanilla, coconut, maple nut and peanut butter; 636-2605 to order.

Scholarships Applications and requirements available in high school counselors’ office; registration open through April 15; sponsored by the Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club; T.P. Williams, chairman, 636-2588.

Summer Camp For ages 7-17; Monday-Friday, June 1-July 9; sponsored by Central Mississippi Prevention Services; to register, 631-0102.

Warner-Tully YMCA Camp Resident summer camp for boys and girls ages 7-13; registration open; camp dates are, June 6-12 and 13-19 and July 11-17 and 18-24; mini camp for ages 6-8, June 4-6 and July 9-11; limited space; 638-1071.

Churches

Bethlehem M.B. Choir rehearsals, 11 a.m. Saturday, 3055 N. Washington St.; musicians, Kevin Winters and L.C. Dotson.

New Oak Ridge Men’s conference 7:30 tonight, Edwards; speakers, the Revs. John Williams, Phillip Burks and K.C. Frazier; 354-4801.

Unity Temple Full Gospel “Women in Hats With Attitudes,” 7 tonight, 2647 Roosevelt Ave.; speaker, Joyce Lewis of New Jersey; sponsored by Cynthia Gibson; 629-9853 or 831-3004.

Belmont M.B. Male Choir anniversary, 6 p.m. Saturday, 4446 Charlie Brown Road; choirs, soloists and groups invited.

Cedar Grove M.B. Youth gospel explosion, 6 p.m. Saturday, 3300 Grange Hall Road; 636-5902.

King David No. 1 M.B. Youth musical, 6 p.m. Saturday, 2719 Letitia St.

Benefits

Mash Bash 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Rainbow Casino Arena; tickets, $35, may be purchased at door; food, silent/live auction and music by The Earth Angels; sponsored by the Vicksburg Area Chapter of the American Red Cross; to benefit disaster victims.

South Park Spring Fling 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 6530 Nailor Road; food, games, raffle, bingo; rain or shine; to benefit the school.

Garage Sale 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Morning Star Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1954 Sky Farm Ave.; to benefit the youth department.