Christ Church plans seminar
Christ Church Cairo, formerly The Summit Baptist Church, invites everyone to attend a special seminar on the study of Revelations to be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the First Assembly of God on 12th Avenue, N.E. in Cairo.
Dr. Thomas Slater, professor of New Testament Language and Literature at the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University, will be leading the seminar.
Slater is one of the nation's foremost authorities on Revelations and is an ordained elder in the Georgia North Region of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
For more information, contact Dr. Ron McCaskill, pastor, at 220-3618.
Historical Society holds contest
The Grady County History Scrapbook Competition is being conducted by the Historical Society for high school and middle school students who life in Grady County.
The scrapbooks must contain information about life in Grady County including its history, farming evolution, church and school impact and other aspects of life in the community.
The scrapbooks must be presented the the Grady County Historical Society Museum by March 20 for judging and the winners will be announced at the Historical Society's meeting on April 8.
A $100 cash prize will be presented to the high school winner and a $50 cash prize for the middle school winner with cash awards also given to the second place winners.
For more information about the competition, call 377-5142.
Pre-K program holds registration
Registration will be held during the month of February for the Grady County School's Pre-K program for the 2014-2015 school year. In order to registration your child, he or she must be four years old before Sept. 1 and not have previously attended a state funded pre-K program.
Parents should call the school where your child will attend after 9 a.m. during the week of Feb. 17 through 21 to make an appointment to register their child. Placement of program in the Grady County Pre-K program will be made on a lottery basis as space is limited.
For more information, contact your local school or Demetrius Cox at 377-3701.
Support League plans fundraiser
The Grady General Support League will have their 2nd Annual “Taste of the Town” fundraiser on Saturday, March 8 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the Grady Cultural Center in Cairo.
The event is a fundraiser for the purpose of buying a state of the art microscope for use in the lab at Grady General Hospital. The 'Taste of the Town' will showcase the unique culinary options in and around Grady County with traditional restaurant vendors, as well as some of the best at-home chefs.
For more information, contact any member of the Grady General Support League.
Robinson essay contest being held
The Jackie Robinson Memorial Institute will be holding its 13th annual Jackie Robinson Essay Contest during February.
This year, all sixth graders are eligible to enter a 300-word or less typed essay on the topic, "How has the life of Jackie Robinson made a difference in your life?"
The essays should include the writer's name and address, school attended and the names of their parents or guardians. Essays should be mailed to P.O. Box 541 in Cairo by Feb. 28.
The first place winner will receive $100 and the second and third place winners will receive Jackie Robinson memorabilia. For more information, call 377-9465.
Cairo High plans Shadowing Day
Cairo High School is sponsoring Groundhog Job Shadow Day on Tuesday, Feb. 25. If any local employers would like to provide a job shadowing experience at their business for a student, please contact Kevin Collins at 378-1177.
is next week
The Department of Labor and Southwest Georgia Technical College will be sponsoring the 2014 Cairo/Thomasville Career Expo on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m to noon in the Sewell Building D at SWGTC.
A variety of employers and vendors will be on site and people seeking career opportunities are encouraged to come dressed for success and bring copies of their resumes. For more information, contact Jeanine Long at 227-2668.
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Christ Church plans seminar