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Here's What's Happening in South Georgia. 

History Museum Now 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 1-4p.m., Tuesday-Friday and 10am-2pm 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. 

Library Will Now Hold or Request Books from Other Libraries 

The Roddenbery Memorial Library now offers a service to place a hold on or request books located in other PINES libraries in Georgia. The books will be delivered to RML and we’ll give you a call when they’re ready to be checked out. You may choose the location of the library where you would like to pick up your items. Your library card and pin number are all it takes to access over 9 million books in libraries throughout the state. All Georgians are eligible for a public library card. Proof of residency and ID are all it takes to obtain your own Georgia public library card. (This is especially valuable during the current renovation project when access to the RML print collection is limited). All items checked out from RML may be returned to any PINES library in the state.  Couriers transport requests and returns to libraries on a daily basis.  Visit rmlibrary.org today! 

Season Passes on Sale for CHS Baseball 

Season Passes for Syrupmaker Baseball are being sold to the public at the gate before each home game for $35 each.  Individual game tickets can also be purchased for $5 each.  The Syrupmaker Baseball Boosters also remind any sponsors who have paid for signs that they can also pick up their passes at the gate during home games. 

Youth Revival to Be Held at Greater New Corinth Church Starting February 28th 

The Greater New Corinth Youth Revival will be held February 28-March 2 starting at 7p.m. each evening.  The Rev. Carl Washington will be the youth revival speaker and all are youth are invited to attend.  Sister Michelle Derico, the church's youth director and Pastor Simon Simmons III invite everyone in the community to be a part of this exciting week of ministry to our young people. 

Local VFW to Have BBQ Fundraiser 

The VFW Post #8433 will be holding a barbecue fundraiser on Friday, March 23rd in the parking lot of Advance Auto Parts in Cairo from 11am-6pm.  They will be selling barbecue plates that consist of BBQ ribs, baked beans, cole slaw and rolls for $10.  Tickets are currently on sale from VFW members and at Taylor Hydraulics on 1st Avenue, NE in Cairo.  For more information, call Commander Charles Johnson at 221-5504.

 

Chamber to Sponsor Business and Industry Roundtable Meeting on March 1st 

The Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce and Archway Partnership will be sponsoring a Business and Industry Roundtable meeting for chamber members on March 1st in the auditorium of the new Cairo High School College and Career Center.  We will begin discussions on Economic Development, Workforce Trends and Issues, and other topics as they pertain to businesses in Grady County.  As a Chamber member, it's important that you have a voice in these topics.  The meeting will be facilitated by Archway Partnership Professional Betsy McGriff and Chamber Executive Director Sara Heady. Dinner will be provided.  To make reservations, please call the chamber. 

Taste of the Town Fundraiser to Be Held on March 10th 

The Grady General Support League will be having their 5th annual 'Taste of the Town' at the Grady Cultural Center on March 10th.  The event features food samples from popular local restaurants, caterers and home cooks in the Grady County area with proceeds used to purchase equipment for Grady General Hospital.  Tickets are currently on sale for $30 each and available at Capital City Bank, United National Bank, Cairo Eye Care, Center Drugs, Richter & Company, Grady General Hospital and the Zebulon Theater. 

 Youth Choirs Sought for Night of Worship 

A Night of Worship Spring Concert is being planned and youth choirs with ten or more members are currently being sought to participate.  If you have a youth choir that would like to be a part of the concert, please contact Shata 'Dank' Brown at 229-977-0077 or Theresa Jones at 229-327-7545 for more information. 

HOOKS, NEEDLES, & YARN at the Library

The Roddenbery Memorial Library welcomes anyone who crochets, knits or would like to learn to join us every Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Brown Building behind the main library. All yarn and string activities are welcome. Children as young as five can learn to knit or crochet – share your skills with a child today. (Supplies are provided). 

Trout Lilly Preserve Now Open 

Wolf Creek Trout Lilly Preserve is now open for the 2018 Bloom Season and invites everyone to come enjoy this unique natural habitat.  The trout lily's emergence is dependent on the weather and temperature so the best time to view the open blooms is during the afternoons when it is sunny.  A schedule of dates and times for visitation is posted on www.wolfcreektroutlilypreserve.com and the preserve's Facebook page.  Tours will be offered in the afternoon hours, once the bloom emergence, will be Wednesday-Sundays from 1-5:30p.m.  Anyone with questions or who may be interested in setting up a group tour should contact Beth Grant at 229-227-9844.

Syrupmaker Baseball Selling Stadium Signs 

The CHS Baseball teams has begun practice for the new season and are getting ready by selling 4'X6' advertising signs to be displayed on the outfield fence.  The money raised in this effort helps to pay for meals, gas, driving, equipment, umpires and other expenses for the team throughout the season.  If you or your business would like to purchase a sign, contact any baseball parent or call Cairo High School at 377-2222 for more information.

Women to Women Retreat Prayer Line is open on Tuesdays 

The Woman to Woman Retreat Prayer Line is held each Tuesday mornings at 5a.m. First Lady Dorothy Oliva Williams, president of the Woman to Woman Retreat of Cairo, encourages anyone in need of prayer to call the prayerline by dialing 515-604-9000 and use the code 927246#.  For more information, call Mrs. Williams at 377-8035.

Tax Assistance Available at the Library 

The Roddenbery Memorial Library will once again be offering Free Tax Assistance to anyone in the community.  Library volunteers, Roy and Marie Murphy, will be providing free tax assistance for senior and low income citizens every Thursday from 10 a.m. – 12 noon beginning on February 1.  Please make your reservation now by calling the circulation desk at 229-377-3632.

 Local Church Seeking to Hire Nursery Worker 

Eastside Baptist Church of Cairo is looking to hire a nursery worker to provide child care during their weekly services on Sunday mornings, Sunday night and Wednesday nights.  Anyone who is interested in the position may pick up an application at the church office, located at 404 5th Street, NE in Cairo, Monday-Thursday from 9am-noon or 1-4pm or call 377-4154.

 Grady County Schools Starting Campaign for REACH Scholarships 
In October 2017, five local middle school student in Grady County were awarded REACH Georgia scholarships to be used upon graduation from high school in the amount of $10,000 each.  Grady County School Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard has announced that our local school system has the opportunity to award these needs-based scholarships to another class of scholars in the Fall of 2018 but in order to receive the scholarships, $7,500 has to be raised locally for the matching funds.  For each $10,000 scholarship awarded, $1,500 must be raised locally in the community.  Donations for the scholarship fund can be made online at www.donate.reach-gafoundation.org or checks can be sent to Grady County Schools System Finance Officer Dan Broome, made payable to the Grady County Board of Education with REACH Scholar written in the memo, to 122 North Broad Street in Cairo.  According to Dr. Gilliard, 100% of the donations will be used to support the REACH scholarships.  For more information, you may contact Assistant Superintendent Kevin Strickland at 377-3701. 
 

Health Department to Offer Free Services to Women 

The Southwest Health District is offering a program to women ages 40-64 who reside in Georgia that is aimed at reducing cases of breast and cervical cancer. The Grady County Health Department is participating in this program which will provide free great and cervical cancer screening, diagnostic testing and referral for treatment as medically indicated to uninsured or under-insured women with limited income in Georgia.  There is no charge for the services for women enrolled in the BCCP program.  For more information, contact the Grady County Health Department.

 Free Health Screenings Are Available in Our Community 

The Angels of Grace Community Wellness Center of Cairo is offering free health screenings to residents of Grady County and the surrounding areas.  If you would don't know your cholesterol level or want to have your blood pressure checked, you can have these and several other screening performed for free.  For more information, call Dr. Mary Weaver at 397-9355.

Grief Recovery Support Group Meets at Local Church 

Grief Share, a grief recovery support group, meets at Faith Christian Center located on Hwy 188, on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30p.m.  Anyone who is struggling with grief from the loss of a family member or friend is invited to be a part of the group.  For more information, call Don Carter at 397-0281.

Cairo Landfill Now Open the First and Third Saturdays of Each Month

The City of Cairo has announced that the landfill will be opening on Saturdays once again for the convenience of local residents. Beginning in May, the landfill will be open on the first and third Saturdays of each month.  The Saturday hours are from 8am to noon.  The landfill not be open if it rains on the Fridays preceding each Saturday openings.  For more information, call the Cairo Public Works Department at 377-1722, extension 166.

Al-Anon Meets on Thursday Mornings

Cairo Al-Anon is moving it meeting time to Thursday mornings at 9a.m. to 10a.m.  Prospective group members are encouraged to attend this free meeting for the family and friends of those with alcohol and drug dependencies.  The meetings are held at 3351 Hwy 84 East in Cai

 Seniors May Now Audit Classes at Thomas University

Thomas University has announced that anyone who is 65 or older can further their learning by auditing any class at TU for free.  Auditing a class allows a person to take the class without receiving credit for that course. There is no charge to audit the class but there will be a $75 technology fee which provide access to the TU library computer labs and online learning resources. Some of the classes available for audit include Studio Art, Digital Photography, Spanish 101, Overview of American Politics, Shakespeare and more.  For more information, contact the Thomas University Admission Office.

Curriculum Available for Homeschoolers

The Grady County Virtual Education Program has the perfect curriculum for homeschooled students in all grades, K-12.  The program offers the assistance of Georgia Certified Curriculum and Teachers and has Blended Programs as well.  For more information, call the GCVEP Director, Michael Best, at 377-2243.

Friends of the Library Collecting Aluminum Cans

The Friends of the Roddenbery Library are encouraging everyone to save their aluminum cans and place them in the Friends of the Library recycle wagon located in the parking lot behind the library.  All proceeds from the fundraising event will benefit the Roddenbery Memorial Library. Please save your cans and donate them to an excellent cause.

Red Cross Seeks 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, please call Wanda Purdy at 924-2026 or go to www.valdostaredcross.org and click the volunteer tab


Veterans Express Bus Going to Clinic on Wednesdays

The Veterans Express Bus will be going to the Tallahassee Outpatient Clinic every Wednesday, leaving the Cairo Wal-Mart Parking Lot at 6:55a.m. There is no charge for veterans, but you are urged to please make your appointment at the clinic for the morning hours. For more information, call Evelyn Bishop at 377-4652.

DEFACS Seeking Foster Parents

The stability, guidance and warmth of a committed family provides a reliable bridge between adolescence and adulthood. Foster parenting is a commitment to helping children through the pain of not being able to live in their birth families due to neglect or abuse. There is a tremendous need for foster and adoptive parents on a local and state level. If you would like more information about helping a child, please call 877-210-5497 or the Grady County Department of Family and Children Services at 377-3154.


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