Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 7, 2004

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Sons of Confederate Veterans John C. Pemberton Camp; 6 tonight, Southern Cultural Heritage Center; speaker, William Mathews; public invited.

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

MUW Alumni Dutch luncheon, noon Friday, Borrello’s.

District 5A Masonic and Eastern Star Conference Saturday: registration, 9 a.m.; thanksgiving service, 2:30 p.m.; Locust Grove M.B. Church, Mississippi 27; 638-1098.

Ashmead Chapter DAR 10 a.m. Saturday, Vicksburg-Warren County Public Library, 700 Veto St.; speaker, Susan S. Cassagne, state chairman of the Genealogy Library at Rosalie; program, “The Genealogy Library;” hostess, Linda Davis.

Rose of Sharon Chapter 24 O.E.S. 4 p.m. Saturday, Masonic Lodge on Baldwin Ferry Road; members should attend.

American Legion Tyner-Ford Post 213 Meeting, Oct. 13, 1618 Main St.

Public programs

Senior Center Friday: 10 a.m., bean bag baseball; 12:30 p.m., open play dominoes; 2, dominoes.

Brain Injury Support Group Forum meeting to discuss plans for group; 6:30-7:30 tonight, River Region West, conference room; Freda Arender, 981-1021, or Tina Foley, 634-8151 after 3 p.m.

Sisters By Choice Breast Cancer Support Group For patients, survivors, family and caregivers; 6 tonight, Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road; speaker, Ann Ward.

Oak Ridge Opry 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oak Ridge Community Center; music by Southwinds; donations accepted; drinks and hamburgers for sale.

Porters Chapel Academy Homecoming vs. Grawood Christian; 7 p.m. Friday, kickoff at 7:30; alumni table will be set up; 638-3733.

“Mississippi Revealed” Opening reception, 7-9 p.m. Friday, The Attic Gallery, 1101 Washington St.; featuring work by Jean Blue, Patt Odom, Anthony DiFatta, Jann Ferris and Ky Johnston; the show will celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the gallery.

City of Raymond Annual Fall Pilgrimage Friday and Saturday; 877-629-6051 or 857-8041; group discounts available; historic homes and landmarks will be featured.

“Little League” Buccaneers Homecoming Game 9 a.m. Saturday, VJHS; Rosa A. Temple alumni will be honored; playing against the Redskins of Jackson; to be included, call 456-1480 or 631-6870 by Friday.

Vicksburg Warren School District Parent Center Open for check out of educational materials; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 1315 Grove St.; 631-2881.

Pink Diamondz Highsteppers Talent Show 3-6 p.m. Saturday, City Pavilion; $3 in advance, $4 at gate; to enter or for information, Paula Cox, 994-4764, or Natasha Patton, 456-1626.

Levi’s “A Gathering Place;” jam session, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Shelter Drive; donations accepted.

Mississippi Baptist Seminary Vicksburg Extension; opening program, 7 p.m. Saturday, E.D. Straughter Baptist Center, 1411 Martin Luther King Jr. St.; the Rev. Mincer Minor will speak; the Mount Calvary Choir will sing; registration for fall classes, 6:45 p.m. Tuesday; 638-3075.

“The Role of the Pop Musician in Contemporary Society” 2 p.m. Sunday, Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation Auditorium, 1302 Adams St.; William C. “Bill” Banfield will speak and Jeanne Evans and Denise Ragsdale will perform; 631-2997.

Ballroom Dance Classes 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, 1302 Adams St.; $20 per person; individuals and couples welcome; focus on foxtrot; 631-2997.

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

Training Seminar For hospice volunteers; training begins Oct. 11 at Patient’s Choice Hospice of Tallulah; 318-574-1573 for information or registration.

Narcotics Anonymous River City group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 661-7646; evening, Jackie G., 638-8456 or 415-3345; Recovery at Noon group, Monday-Friday; Keystone Ministries, 821 Clay St.; Mike W., 631-0873 or 415-0314; Joel F., 634-0639 or 868-0057.


Triumph M.B. Biannual BTU/stewardship training, 6:30 tonight; church sanctuary, 124 Pittman Road; public welcome; the Rev. Larry Nicks, pastor.

Spring Hill M.B. Revival, 7 tonight-Friday, 815 Mission 66; speaker, the Rev. Will Moffett; pastor, the Rev. Frank Gardner Jr.

Bright Morning Star M.B. Women’s ministry meeting, 11 a.m. Saturday, 801 Green St.


Jackpot Speed Event Show 10 a.m. Saturday, Vicksburg Riding Club, U.S. 61 North in Redwood; admission, $3 plus a canned good; concessions available; for all ages; sponsored by the Warren County 4-H Block and Bridle Horse Club; to benefit the county food drive.

Fish, Chicken and Rib Dinners 4-6 p.m. Saturday, City Pavilion; 634-0544 or 630-9515 for tickets; to benefit the Pink Diamondz Highsteppers.

Evelyn Jean Thomas Benefit 7 p.m. Saturday, New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church; pastor, Henry Williams; master of ceremony, Geneva Jones Douglas.