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Art Camp
   Kirk Academy is holding art camp Monday-Thursday, July 9-12, from 9 a.m. to noon. The camp is open to all children ages 5-12. Cost is $90, includes snacks, supplies and t-shirt. More info, 226- 2791 or 307-6165.

Food Pantry Re-certification
   The Grenada Food Pantry special day to re-certify all recipients for the 2012-2013 fiscal year is Tuesday, July 10, from 8 a.m. until noon. Please come on this day to fill out a new application. You must bring proof of income (pay stub, printout from the Social Security office, verification letter from the food stamp office, etc.) and something showing where you live in Grenada County (driver's license, utility bill, etc.). More info, Kim McRee at 417-6210 or Jan Willis at 809-1802.

Library Events

   The summer reading program at Elizabeth Jones Library is under way: June 29, last day to enter contest, at 5 p.m.; July 3, 10-11 a.m., Americorps program; July 6, last day to write down books, 5 p.m.; and July 12, 10 a.m., summer party.

Kindergarten Blastoff
   Grenada School District Kindergarten Blastoff workshop for incoming kindergarten students for the 2012-13 school year will be held Monday, June 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Grenada Elementary School. Please arrive a few minutes early and only bring the child entering kindergarten this fall. Pre-registration is required, 227-6101 or 226-7462.

Kiwanis Pool  
   The Kiwanis Club is accepting applications for membership at the pool. More info, Mike Montgomery, 614-3676.

Reading and Math Camp
   Emmanuel Church is holding a summer reading and math camp Monday-Friday, through June 29, from 9 a.m. to noon at the church, 1253 Poplar St. Grenada. To register contact Penny Barnes at 688-6229.

Leadership Grenada

   Grenada Area Chamber Of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Leadership Grenada class now through Friday, June 29. For more info, contact the Grenada Area Chamber of Commerce at 662-226-2571 or visit their website,

Farmers’ Market
   The 2012 Grenada Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. in the parking lot of Grenada Square Shopping Center on Sunset Drive; locally-grown produce, fresh eggs, honey, handmade crafts from local artisans, and plants. More info, Leslie Moss, Market Manager, at 662-226-7608.

Independence Day
   The annual Independence Day celebration at Rosebloom Recreational Park is Saturday, June 30. Arts and crafts begin at 2:30 p.m., followed by a singing, patriotic service, and a grand finale fireworks show. For vendor information, call Johnny Smith at 662-647-2743, or for sponsorship and more information, call Charles Lane at 662-614-1557.

Holcomb School Reunion
   The annual Holcomb School reunion will be held Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. until at Holcomb Baptist Church Family Life Center.  Bring your favorite food or dessert.

Canning Workshop

   Yalobusha County Extension Service is holding a tomato canning workshop on Tuesday, July 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. The cost is $5 and will cover a snack, canning ingredients, and supplies. Class is limited to six participants and each will get to take home a portion of their finished product. For more info and to register, call 675-2730.

   The Tribble-Martin family reunion is Wednesday, July 4, at 11 a.m., at the Woodmen of the World Building, Hwy 7 North. Please bring a covered dish.

GED Classes

Are you an Adult without a High School Diploma or GED®? Register now to take the current GED® test at our next open date or pick up registration information for free prep. classes at the Grenada Adult Education Center (423 South Line Street). The current test series and all partial scores will expire at the end of 2013. A new, more rigorous and more expensive test series, which will be taken in computer labs at official testing centers, is scheduled for release in January 2014. For more information, call 227-6101 or 226-7462. Please note that the Center will be closed on July 2-13 for summer break.  

Class of 1982 Reunion

   Grenada High School Class of 1982 is holding their 30th class reunion Friday-Sunday, July 6-8. More info., contact Evelyn Farmer at 662-417-8242 or email

Diabetic Wellness Meeting
   The Grenada Chapter of the Mt. Moriah District Association Diabetic Wellness Team will meet the second Tuesday of each month (July 10) from 2 - 3 p.m. in the Arts and Craft Room, of The Lewis Johnson Senior Citizen Complex, 299 MLK Jr Drive. More info, Sarah Monger, Coordinator,  226-8478.

VFW Events
   The VFW Post 4488 will hold their regular monthly meeting at the Post Home, 220 VFW Road, on the second Tuesday of each month, July 10,  at 7 p.m.. A dance is held each Saturday at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Smile Team Meeting

   The Grenada Smile Team will meet Wednesday, July 11, at 9:30 a.m. in the city hall conference room. Anyone interested in joining the team, supporting the effort to promote Grenada or booking a member as a guest speaker for your club should contact Mike Nabors at 417-4000.

Coffee Club for Grief Care
   Legacy Hospice Coffee Club for Grief Care will meet the second and fourth Friday of each month (July 13 and 27) at 10 a.m. at the Grenada Medical Complex. The grief support group will teach the stages of grief, how to overcome them and return to a normal life. More Info, Ken Salley, 662-226-4246,

Summer Food Program
   Free meals for all children 18 years and younger is served Monday-Friday, through July 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grenada City Auditorium. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. More info, 227-2765 or 229-9936.

Binford High School Reunion
   The reunion of the Lloyd T. Binford High School Classes of 1939-1969 will be held Saturday, July 28, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Duck Hill Baptist Church Family Life Center. A catered meal by Class of 1962 Bobby and Judy Jones will be served. For more info, contact Sarah at 226-1734 or email or

GHS Class of 2013
   Any Grenada High School Class of 2013 senior wishing to participate in senior parties must pay the $75 fee to Gina Hood at the Regions Bank across from Walgreens by the Aug. 1 deadline. More info, Tracy Aldridge 294-9029.

Joe Rowland Benefit

   The annual Joe Rowland Group Home for Boys Benefit dinner will be held Monday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. at Holmes Community College. Daniel Brasier will share his experience from inside the World Trade Center on 9-11.

Fund for Children
   Bryce and Austin Mason lost their mother, Dena LaShea Smith Mason on April 25. An account has been set up at Cleveland State Bank (beside Spencer’s) in Grenada. Donations accepted at the bank or be mailed to the bank directly to: Attn: Dena Smith Mason’s Childrens Memorial Fund; P. O. Box 338; Grenada, MS 38902-0338.

Al-Anon Meeting

   Al-Anon, a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics, meets Monday at 6 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church on Main Street.

Medicare Questions
   Contact Leoda Topps, your Grenada County SHIP (State Insurance Assistance Program) Volunteer with the North Central Agency on Aging with questions about Medicare or your prescription drug plan.

Exercise Classes
   Senior citizens exercise classes are conducted on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Lewis Johnson Senior Citizens Complex.

Food Pantry Seeks Donations
   Tax-deductible donations are needed by the Grenada Food Pantry. You can mail checks to P. O. Box 104, Grenada, MS 38902. Please consider helping your fellow Grenadians who are hungry.

Railroad Club
   If you are interested in starting or participating in an HO gauge model railroad club, call Larry Evans at 614-6102.

To Love A Child Program

   The To Love a Child (TLC) Program sponsored by the Grenada Exchange Club is a free 14-week course offered to first-time pregnant teens. Meetings are held every Monday, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Grenada County Office Building at 1240 Fairground Road. More info, contact Ollie Rice at 662-816-6050 or email  

Masonic Lodge 31
   The Grenada Masonic Lodge 31 practices on the first, third, and fourth Mondays, at 7 p.m. All members who are entered apprentices, fellowcrafts, and master masons are invited. Regular business meeting is on the second Monday. Fellowship meal at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7:30. All members master masons are requested to attend.

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