11/3/04

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 3, 2004

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Clubs

Port City Kiwanis 7 a.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; speaker, Mary Hopkins from Hopping H Ranch; public welcome.

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Vicksburg Toastmasters Club 2052 Noon Thursday; Stephen Spangler, 634-3104; Laurel Gorman 634-4484.

Sons of Confederate Veterans John C. Pemberton Camp; 6 p.m. Thursday, Southern Cultural Heritage Center; topic, the Battle of the Cotton Bales or the skirmish of Coleman’s Crossroads; public is invited.

Army/Navy Club Steak dinner meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, club house.

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

Public programs

Senior Center Thursday: 10 a.m., chair exercises; 12:30 p.m., Richter bridge; 1, piano class; 2, chicken foot and dominoes.

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

Sisters By Choice Breast cancer support group; 6 p.m. Thursday, Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road; speaker, Gwen Robinson, dietitian for River Region Medical Center; for patients, survivors, family members and caregivers.

Center for Pregnancy Choices Fund-raiser Banquet 7 p.m. Thursday, Hawkins United Methodist Church; speaker, abortion survivor Gianna Jessen; reservations or information, 638-2778.

Meet the Gators 7 p.m. Thursday, VHS gym; Gators, Missy Gators and cheerleaders in grades 7-12 will be introduced.

Warren County Tax Collector Office closed Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.

Blood Drive 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Redwood Elementary School; Suzie McDowell, 939-3336; sponsored by United Blood Services.

Heritage Festival 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Mississippi Petrified Forest in Flora; food, activities, crafts and music; 879-9376.

Soup Lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Church of the Holy Trinity, 900 South St.; tickets, $5; carry-outs available; sponsored by the Warren County Habitat for Humanity; 634-6633.

Operation Show We Care Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Wal-Mart; to collect items for troops in Iraq; sponsored by the MXO Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Vicksburg Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity; 209-1259 or 831-1320.

Germanfest 4-7 p.m. Saturday, The Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 301 Cain Ridge Road; bratwurst plates, $5; hot dog plates, $2.50; eat in or carry out; 636-1894 or www.lutheranchurchofthemessiah.org.

Gospel Concert 6 p.m. Saturday, King David No. 1 Baptist Church; Carolyn Jackson, Jimmy Cotton and others will perform.

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

Churches

Travelers Rest Baptist Revival, 7:15 tonight-Thursday, 718 Bowmar Ave.; evangelist, the Rev. Claude Tucker, pastor of True Vine M.B. Church, Jackson.

Greater Jerusalem Baptist Revival, 7 tonight-Friday, 5026 Mount Alban Road; evangelist, the Rev. Johnny Hughes, pastor of Christian Home Baptist Church; host pastor, Kemp Burley.

Triumph M.B. Food distribution, 5:30 p.m. today, multi-purpose building, 2869 N. Washington St.; those living in the North Washington Street area eligible; verification of income, social security cards for each member and a recent utility bill required; pastor, the Rev. Larry A. Nicks.

St. Paul M.B. Revival, 7 tonight-Friday, 437 Tiffentown Road, Bovina; evangelist, the Rev. Dwayne Pickett of New Jerusalem Church in Jackson; pastor, Tyrone Dixon.