History museum plans silent auction

The Grady County Historical Society will be holding a mini-silent auction during the upcoming Business After Hours event hosted by the Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce and Synovus Bank. The museum will be open on Monday, November 11 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. to view the items and bidding will begin and continue through Wednesday, November 13. On Thursday, November 14, during the Business After Hours event, the winning bids will be announced from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact the Grady County History Museum.

Annual Diamond Affair Thursday

The Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club will be holding its 10th annual Diamond Affair, sponsored by Koyo, this Thursday, November 7 at the Grady Cultural Center. Tickets for the event are on sale at the club and throughout the community.

Bethel M.B. Church to hold Women’s Day

The Bethel M.B. Church of the Sixteens Community will be having Women’s Day on November 17 beginning at 3 p.m. The Rev. Thomas Garland, pastor, and the entire congregation invites everyone to attend.

Whigham youth to hold ham sale

The Youth Group of Whigham Baptist Church will be holding their annual smoked ham sale to help raise money to send the group to Extreme Winter Camp. The hams are for $25 each and they can be picked up on November 23 between 4 and 6 p.m. at the Whigham Baptist Church on McGriff Street in Whigham. Tickets are currently on sale at Bond’s and Cash and Carry Feeds in Whigham and at Jim Scarbrough’s State Farm in Cairo.

CHS class of 1999 to hold 20th reunion

Members of the Cairo High School Class of 1999 will be having their 20th class reunion on November 9 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Cairo Woman’s Club. All classmates and guests are encouraged are invited to come and enjoy the catered meal, professional photography, music and fellowship. To RSVP and pay the reunion fee, contact Lindsay Field Penticuff at lindsaypenticuff@gmail.com

St. Luke P.B. Church plans benefit

A benefit appreciation program to honor Deacon O.C. Gurley Sr. is at 5 p.m., November 9 at the St. Luke P.B. Church in Reno. The community is invited to attend and be a part of this special event. Donations and a love offering will be accepted. For more information, contact Mother Sandra Holley at (850) 878-2479.

Learn to paint with watercolors

Are you interested in learning how to paint with watercolors? On Thursdays at 10 a.m., Dr. Tom Hart will be providing instructions and techniques for beginning watercolors in the Maker Space at Roddenbery Memorial Library. This is a free class and no registration is required. Call the library  for more information.

Al-Anon chapter meets on Thursdays

Does someone close to you have a drinking or drug problem? Al-Anon Family Groups have one focus: to help friends and families of alcoholics. The local group meets in Cairo on Thursday mornings at 9 at the AA clubhouse, 3351 Hwy. 84, Cairo, Ga 38828. For more information call Linda at (229) 221-5469.

Club holding golf cart raffle

The Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club of Cairo is currently selling raffle tickets to win a custom golf cart. The car is on display in the Hobson Chevrolet showroom in Cairo. Austin Hobson, the chairman for the JRBGC for this year, along with all members of the board will have raffle tickets available to sell for $20 each. This is a great cause and the opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind golf cart so stop by and purchase your raffle ticket today.

Cake pans available for checkout at library

Thanks to a generous donation by Cairo’s local VFW No. 8933 Jr. Vice Commander, Nova Maul, the Roddenbery Memorial Library is able to offer cake pans for check out. Patrons can check out up to two pans for seven days with no renewals and must return the pans washed and in their hanging bags to avoid a cleaning fee.

School system seeks bus drivers

The Grady County School System is currently in search of part-time bus drivers for its  transportation department. Applicants will be provided with the necessary training to obtain a CDL and must have high school diploma, love children and be available to drive mornings and afternoons. For more information, contact Adrienne Cruel at 377-2124.

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