Whigham FFA to hold plant sale

The Whigham FFA will be holding a Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, March 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the greenhouse on the Whigham School campus. There will be a variety of flowering and vegetable plants sold and a complete listing will be available closer to the sale date. For more information, contact Tracy Champagne at t.champagne@grady.k12.ga.us.

Support for those who are grieving held on Tuesdays 

Grief Share, a support group that offers support and encouragement for those who have lost someone close to them, is now held every Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Faith Christian Church on Hwy. 188 North in Cairo. For more information about the support group, call group leader Cindy Allday at 221-5992.

Annual golf tournament is March 31 

On the last day of this month, the annual Kevin Walden Golf Tournament will be held at the Tired Creek Golf Course. This is a four person scramble format tournament that will begin at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start. The cost to play in the tournament is $50 and includes cart, green fee, lunch and prizes. For more information or to register, call 377-4506.

Digital materials program gets new name

The Roddenbery Memorial Library has replaced the Overdrive with a new way to access materials called RbDigital. Look for the new icon on the library’s homepage at rmlibrary.org. This new option provides more direct access with fewer clicks. Register just as you did with Overdrive and you’ll be all set to enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, and eMagazines. If you need help getting started, just stop by your public library and they will be happy to help.

Local bands to perform

The Cairo High School Concert and Symphony Bands will be among the annual GMEA Large Group Evaluations this week, better known to most people as ‘“estival.” Bands from all over the region will be judged and evaluated during the event which will take place from Wednesday morning until just after lunch on Friday. The Cairo High School Concert Band will perform on Wednesday at 6 p.m. and the CHS Symphony Band will perform on Thursday night at 6 p.m. Several other local bands will also perform including the Whigham seventh and eighth grade band at 8:30 a.m. followed by the Shiver sixth grade band. The Washington Middle School Band will perform at 1 p.m. on Wednesday and the Shiver seventh and eighth grade band on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. There is no admission to attend the festival but all who attend are reminded that this is a judged event and they should refrain from entering the auditorium during a band’s performance, not use flash photography or cell phones inside the performance hall.

Canine foster care homes sought

The Best Friends Dog Rescue in Grady County is currently seeking foster homes to help reduce the number of dogs who are euthanized on a weekly basis in the community. Laurie Deese, the owner of the rescue service, is working with the Grady County Animal Control department to put stray dogs and puppies in foster care instead of being euthanized. When animal control officers pick up a stray dog, the owners have three days to claim the animal before the decision will be made to dispose of the animals. After this period, the Best Friends Dog Rescue hopes to place these strays in foster homes around Grady County. if you are interested in offering a temporary home for one of these animals, contact Deese at 377-1538.

History museum open on Saturdays

The Grady County Museum and History Center has announced that they have increased their operating hours so that more people can enjoy the displays and materials available at the museum. The new hours are now 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. There are several displays currently being featured at the museum including a new art exhibit from local artist Amy Pearce in the front windows of the museum and a display inside that features history photos and materials that highlight Cairo High Schools music and sports programs. The museum is free to visit but donations for the upkeep are appreciated.

Tabernacle Baptist Church to hold revival

Revival services will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cairo from March 18 through 22 with evangelist Bobby Barnes. Services will be on Sunday, March 18 during the 11 a.m. service, 6 p.m. service and Monday, March 19 through Thursday, March 22 starting at 7 p.m.

To submit an item to Cairo Newsbeat, contact Jeff Lovett at (229) 221-1030.

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