The next meeting of the Grady County Alzheimer/Dementia Support Group will be held on March 11 at 6 p.m. in the conference room of Grady General Hospital. The speaker will be Cynthia Harper Diamond with Bethany Hospice. come learn the facts and myths about hospice and fine answers to your questions.
Whigham Boy Scout Troop No. 383 will have its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at the Cairo Country Club on Saturday. The 4-man scramble will start at 11 a.m. and a meal will be served at the end of the tournament. All proceeds will stay with the local troop and venture crew. Entry forms can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce in Cairo or by calling Travis Shepherd at 224-7859.
The Grady County Schools will be having an auction of surplus items on Saturday at South School. There will be a preview at 9 a.m. and the auction will begin at 10 a.m. Many items will be sold including kitchen equipment, audio/visual equipment, classroom items and vehicles. The terms are cash and check with a letter of credit from bank. For more information, call Sally Brock at 224-0459.
The Whigham Class of 1974 will be having its 40th reunion later this year. If you are a member of the Class of '74 and would like to attend, all Curt Vanlandingham at 762-1994 or Teresa Groves at 762-1665.
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 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at First Assembly of God on 12th Avenue, NE 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.
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. this week to make an appointment to register their child. Placement of a 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.
The Grady General Support League will have its 2nd Annual “Taste of the Town” fundraiser on 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.
The Jackie Robinson Memorial Institute is holding its 13th Annual Jackie Robinson Essay Contest through February. All 6th graders are eligible to enter a typed essay of 300 words or fewer 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 February 28th. The first place-winner will receive $100. The second- and third-place winners will receive Jackie Robinson memorabilia. For more information, call 377-9465.