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The City of Valley Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. EST at city  hall. On the agenda will be a request to re-zone property at 1080 Mapp Road from R-2 to R-4. For further information, contact Travis Carter at 334-756-5249.

The Chambers County Commission Rules, Ways and Means Committee will meet at 2 p.m. CST on Monday, February 26, 2018. The Human Resources Committee will meet at 2:45 p.m. on the same day. Both meetings will take place in the Commission office, located in the Courthouse in downtown LaFayette.

At 6:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, a meeting will take place in the fellowship hall of the Shawmut Nazarene Church, located at 3105 29th Boulevard in Valley, to discuss forming a Junior League for women in the Chambers County area. For more information, contact Kimberly Carter at 706-590-0291.

The Chambers County Education Retirees Association will meet during the noon hour on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Cotton Duck in Valley. Rev. Mark McGee, chaplain for Chattahoochee Hospice, will talk about dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Mrs. Betty King of Valley was the winner of the Valentine basket given away by the A.D. Robinson Chapter No. 544, Order of the Eastern Star. Proceeds from the drawing will go toward scholarships.

The Chambers County ADC will meet at 6 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Goodsell United Methodist Church in Lanett.

The Head Start program for the Chambers-Tallapoosa region is now taking applications for the 2018-19 program year. A child can be enrolled once they are three years of age. Children with disabilities are also accepted. You will need the following to enroll your child: (1) income verification, (2) copy of their birth certificate, (3) immunization record (blue slip), (4) copy of recent Medicaid card, (5) copy of Social Security card, (6) physical and dental check up. For further information, call the Lanett Head Start office at (334) 576-5196, the LaFayette office at (334) 864-2872 or the Plainview office at (334) 864-9059.

Chambers County Library Travelers has open registration for an excursion to the Springer Opera House in Columbus Ga. to attend West Side Story on March 16. The cost is $40 and includes motor-coach transportation. The registration deadline is March 5. Please call (334) 768-2161 or email conniebeilfuss@chamberscountylibrary.org for more information.

In honor of Black History Month, Bradshaw Library will host a Lunch N Learn program, “George Washington Carver: The Man & the Myth,” on Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m.

Chambers County Library Travelers has begun registration for a Stay-N-Play trip to visit The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum in Williamstown, Ky., on May 7-11. The cost is $550 (double rate).  A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due by Feb. 28 to reserve your space. Please call (334) 768-2161 for more information.

Black History Tour 2018 will be taking place on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the King Center in Atlanta, Ga. Itinerary includes a visit to the historic gravesite of Dr. and Mrs. Martin Luther King Jr., Ebenezer Baptist Church, Dr. King’s birthplace, the Eternal Flame, Freedom Hall and the historic Pascal’s Restaurant (one of Dr. King’s favorite places). Ideal for church groups, youth groups, community organizations and clubs. For more information, contact T&J Travels at (334) 707-0737.