Thomasville Times Enterprise

June 18, 2013

June 19

Jeff Lovett

— Basketball camp

Former Cairo Syrupmaker and Clemson University basketball player Clifford Hammonds will host a basketball skills camp for young athletes at the CHS gym starting today.

The camp will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m today-Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.  The cost of the camp is $40 and lunch will be provided each day.

There is an additional charge of $15 for last-minute registration.

For more information, call 229-233-4925.


Weightroom open

All Cairo football players are reminded to report to the weight room for summer workouts. Juniors and seniors need to report Tuesdays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and upcoming freshmen and sophomores should report 9:30 a.m.


Scuba class

The Roddenbery Memorial Library will have a scuba and skindiving class as part of their Summer Program for Adults. The class will be taught by instructor Robert Parramore on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Grady Room.



Reno Baptist Church is conducting its annual Vacation Bible School through Thursday from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. with commencement on Friday at 7 p.m.

Come join the Colossal Coaster World VBS and enjoy plenty of games, prizes and fun.

Classes are available for ages 2 to adults. For more information, call 220-2026.


Meals program

The Seamless Summer meals program has begun at the South Elementary School's cafeteria and will be held through June 28 and July 8-26.

The program provides a free breakfast and/or lunch to anyone 18 years or younger. Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. and lunch is from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The program is sponsored by the Grady County School Nutrition Program and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  

For more information about the Seamless Summer Program, call 377-2513.


Lunch Break Stretch

The Roddenbery Memorial Library will offering a special program on Wednesday throughout the summer called the "Lunch Break Stretch" from noon-1 p.m.

Everyone is invited to bring their lunch and learn the park bench stretch, take a walk and return to work energized.  The group will meet on Wednesdays in the auditorium.


Red Cross needs volunteers

The South Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross is i need of local volunteers. If you would be interested in working in the local office or helping with local disasters like single-family house fires, call Wanda Purdy at 924-2026 or go to and click the volunteer tab.


Musicians sought

The Rose City Band, a Southwest Georgia Community Symphonic Band, is accepting new members who are over the age of 16 and have had at least two years of prior band experience. The band accepts members from all over south Georgia.

Rehearsals are on Saturday mornings in the band room at MacIntrye Middle School in Thomasville from 10 a.m.-noon.

 For more information, call Thomas Wagner at 226-4663.


 Cap sale

The First Steps Program at Grady General Hospital is having a fundraiser to help purchase safety seats for the families of newborns that have financial hardships.

Funds for this project have been cut this year, so Lynn Gwaltney, First Steps volunteer, is making and selling knitted hats for children and adults.

If you would like to purchase a hat or would like to make a contribution to the First Steps Program, call Lynn at 377-3000.


Bible study

New Beginnings True Hope Ministries invites everyone to a Bible study that is held on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

The study is led by Overseer Apostle Lorenza Rutledge and Pastor Daniel Berry Sr.

The church is located at 507 Fourth Street, SE in Cairo.

For more information, call 850-339-7796.


City seeking help

The City of Cairo is seeking to identify locations where street lights are not working properly. If you know of a light that is out in your neighborhood, call the city at 377-1722, ext. 104 during regular business hours.


Schools seeking students

The Grady County School System seeks to ensure that all disabled students, ages 3-21, who are in need of specials education services are located, identified, evaluated and served.

If you know a child with a disability that is currently not being served, call Natalie Zajac at 377-7396.


Free audiobooks available

The Roddenbery Memorial Library has announced that it is offering best-selling and classic audiobooks, and eBooks on its website for download 24/7.\

Patrons can browse the collection, check out books with their library card and then download them to a PC, Mac, mobile device or e-reader.

To get started, visit for all the details and step by step instructions for downloading audio books.