Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 6, 2004

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Army/Navy Club Steak dinner meeting, 7 tonight, clubhouse.

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Ivyettes Girls Club of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Rolling Acres Community Center.

VFW 10734 Monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Monday; post home on Indiana Avenue.

Woodmen of the World 6 p.m. Friday, Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department on Goodrum Road; potluck after meeting; 638-2495.

Rose of Sharon No. 24 OES 4 p.m. Saturday, Masonic Hall on Baldwin Ferry Road; all members asked to attend.

Gibson-Queen Family Reunion Planning meeting, 4 p.m. Sunday; home of Velton and Virgie Copeland; interested family members welcome; Dedar, 629-3958, or Jerre Houston, 636-6139.

Rosa A. Temple Class of 1964 Reunion meeting, 5 p.m. Sunday; American Legion “The Hut,” 1618 Main St.

Newly Retired Personnel Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Monday, Hinds Community College, room 51; for retired education personnel of the Vicksburg Warren School District; members asked to bring a covered dish.

Vicksburg Soccer Organization General meeting, 7 p.m. May 13 at Hinds Community College; election of officers, bylaws voting, constitution changes.

Kappa Alpha Psi Golf Classic Two-Man Scramble May 29 in Raymond; registration, $60 per person, due Friday; 415-4560 or 636-8813; portion of funds to benefit United Way of West Central Mississippi; sponsored by the Vicksburg Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

Knights of Columbus, Vicksburg Council 898 100th anniversary celebration on May 14; reception, 6 p.m.; banquet, 7 p.m.; May 15, open house, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., dedication, 4 p.m.; Rory Ros, 638-1654, for banquet reservations by Sunday.

Public programs

Senior Center Friday: 10 a.m., beanbag baseball; 12:30 p.m., open play dominoes; 1 p.m., mahjong and card games.

Candlelight Vigil for Military Nurses 6 tonight, the Rose Garden on Crawford Street; sponsored by District 12 of the Mississippi Nurses’ Association.

Community Program 6:30 tonight, Tallulah-Madison Community Center; topics: education, housing, job creation and work force development.

Community Health Fair 7-11 a.m. Friday, Purks YMCA; Dr. Abdul Bahro, cardiologist, will speak from 11 until 11:30; refreshments served; 638-1071; free.

“Our Town” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and May 14-15; 2 p.m. Sunday and May 16; Parkside Playhouse; presented by Vicksburg Theatre Guild; 636-0471 or www.e-vtg.com for information.

Mural Unveiling Ceremony “New Beginnings and Lasting Legacies,” the African-American mural sponsored by the City of Vicksburg and the Mississippi Arts Commission, will be unveiled at 5 p.m. Friday at the floodwall on Levee Street.

Young Ladies of Distinction Conference 5:30 p.m. Friday, Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave.; lock-in, various speakers; free; for girls 12 and older; 636-3712.

Gospel Singing Event 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oak Ridge Youth Center; music by the Wright Road Band; hamburgers, drinks; donations accepted.

MS Youth Sports Association Vicksburg Buccaneers Cheerleader and football registration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, in front of The Meeting Place at Pemberton Square mall; cheerleader registration limited to first 25 paid applicants; $35 fee.

Girl Talk For girls ages 10-18; noon Saturday, Pleasant Valley Church, 2585 N. Washington St.

National Association of Letter Carriers Collecting non-perishable food items on Saturday and Monday to distribute to River City Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, We Care, Haven House and Good Shepherd; place donations at mailboxes or deliver to the Post Office on Pemberton Boulevard.

Rummage Sale 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Children’s Place Daycare at Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, 335 Bowie Road.

Health Fair 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Pemberton Square mall; sponsored by District 12 of the Mississippi Nurses’ Association.

Gathering of Hispanic Catholics 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Leflore County Civic Center in Greenwood; $10 at door, includes lunch; Hispanic Ministries Office, 949-6931; sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Jackson.

Narcotics Anonymous Annual Fund Raiser Saturday, 11 a.m. until; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; speakers, workshops, etc.; Lee or Jackie G., 638-8456 or 415-3345; Alvin J., 661-7646 or 415-2180; Nathan G., 636-6664.

Levi’s “A Gathering Place,” 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Shelter Drive; music by the Wright Road Band; donations accepted.

Tent Crusade for Christ 7:15 p.m. Monday-May 14, lot at Alcorn Drive and Mission 66; sponsored by Travelers Rest Baptist Church.


New Rock of Ages Prayer for revival, 6 tonight-Sunday.

King David No. 1 M.B. Revival, 7 tonight-Friday, 2719 Letitia St.; evangelist, the Rev. Michael Reed; pastor, the Rev. A.L. Hines.

Triumph M.B. Baptist Training Union, 6:30 tonight, 124 Pittman Road; pastor, the Rev. Larry A. Nicks; 638-8108.

Berachah Festus Nsoha of the Czech Republic will speak at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 2918 Fisher Ferry Road; pastor, Roger Cresswell.

Mount Pilgrim M.B., Freetown “A Mother’s Night Out,” 7 p.m. Friday; featuring Doris Bolden, Helen Walton, JoAnn Burks, Sharon Ratliff, Roberta Williams and Geneva Jones; sponsored by the Mother Board; pastor, the Rev. Joseph Brown.

Bible Holiness Revival, 7 p.m. Friday and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 155 Dunigan Road; speaker, Doyce Armstrong; supper, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, fellowship hall.

Greater Mount Zion Pre-Mother’s Day program, 6 p.m. Saturday, 907 Farmer St.; sponsored by the youth department; pastor, the Rev. Edmond E. Gibbs.

King David M.B. No. 1 “Women of Honor,” 6 p.m. Saturday; featuring New Rock of Ages M.B. Church, Men for Purpose, God’s Little Angels Dance Troop, Patricia Stamps and others; 638-7881.

Friendship M.B. Church musical, 6 p.m. Saturday, 103 Williamson Ave.; master of ceremony, Nathaniel Williams; Bonita Morrison, 852-4668.


Garage Sale 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, Pizza Hut on Pemberton Boulevard; Jamie McKercher lymphoma benefit.

Spaghetti Dinner VFW 10734; 5-7 p.m. Wednesday; $5; to offset health expenses for former commander George Boone; tickets, 661-0929, or contact any member.