Retired teachers meet this week
The September meeting of the Grady County Retired Teachers Association will be held on Thursday at 10:15 a.m. in the auditorium of the Roddenbery Memorial Library.
All former teachers and employees of the Grady County School System may join the organization.
Register now for Christmas Parade
Although it is more than two months away, the Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce has begun taking registration for this year's Cairo Christmas Parade which will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5 in downtown Cairo. Applications for the parade are available at the chamber and are due no later than Nov. 8. Call 377-3663 for more information.
UFO discussion group meets
The Southwest Georgia UFO Discuss Group is looking for new members. The group meets on the second Saturday of each month at noon at the Thomas County Public Library. Everyone is welcome whether you believe in UFOs or not, according to club officials.
For more information, call Billy Rachels at 228-1204.
offered by SWGTC
Classes on workplace Spanish will be taught at the Cairo Campus of Southwest Georgia Technical College beginning Oct. 1. The six hour introduction to Spanish course will teach students the main communication words and phrases used in Spanish which will allow basic communication skills.
The classes will be taught on Tuesday and Thursdays through Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at SWGTC of Grady County.
The instructor for this course is William Lee who grew up on a farm in Mitchell County where he discovered his love for Spanish.
For more information, call Ruby Barron at 227-2579.
Tabernacle Baptist to hold revival
Tabernacle Baptist Church, located at 3224 Hwy. 84 East in Cairo, will be having an old fashioned revival Sunday, Sept. 29 through Thursday, Oct. 3.
The services for Sunday will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. with dinner on the grounds following the morning service. The revival services will begin Monday-Thursday nights at 7.
Brother Duane Earwood is the guest evangelist.
Eastside Baptist Church of Cairo will be hosting the Trinity Baptist Church ministry team Lifesong in concert at 6 p.m., on Sunday.
Lifesong sings a variety of styles from gospel to acapella to contemporary praise and worship music and has performed in worship at many college chapels and student rallies throughout the country.
Hospice to offer day camps
Hospice of Southwest Georgia will be sponsoring a bereavement program called Camp Heal in Thomasville and Bainbridge this fall.
The camp is designed to help young people with healing and encouragement after the loss of a loved one and includes art, music, crafts, recreation, horseback riding and more.
The Thomasville camp will be held at Camp Piney Woods on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Bainbridge event will be at the Kirbo Center at Bainbridge College on Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information about being a volunteer or to sign up for the camp, call 229-584-5500.
SWGTC to sponsor golf tourney
Southwest Georgia Technical College of Grady County will be sponsoring its sixth annual golf tournament to help raise money for scholarships for Grady County students on Thursday, Oct. 17.
The four-person scramble will begin with lunch at noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
There will be prizes for the top four teams plus prizes for 'Closest to the Pin', 'Longest Drive', etc.
All proceeds from the tournament will benefit local students from Grady County who attend SWGTC.
For more information, call 227-2415.
TU to hold
Thomas University officials invites everyone to the Wild Wild West Saloon and Gambling Room, a scholarship fundraising event to be held at the Grady Cultural Center on Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
The night will feature live entertainment, food and drink and gaming tables with all proceeds benefiting scholarships for Grady County students.
For more information about tickets or to be a sponsor of the event, call 226-6903.
NAACP to hold freedom banquet
The Grady County NAACP will be having its annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Grady Senior Center.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
For more information, call LaFaye Copeland at 377-6595.
American Legion veterans to meet
All area veterans are reminded that the American Legion Post No. 122 meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Cairo Masonic Lodge located behind the courthouse.
The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and is open to all veterans.
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Retired teachers meet this week