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The Shaver’s Pride chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star  will meet at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the lodge hall in Valley. All members are asked to be present.

Electronic recycling will be taking place at the Chambers County Highway Department April 9-12 and at the Valley Farmers’ Market pavilion on April 13 and 14. There will be no cost to do this, and it will be an ideal time to dispose of unwanted items.

American Legion Post 67 will be holding their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13th at Sunny’s Restaurant, located on Fairfax Bypass in Valley. There’s s special invitation for all local veterans to attend.

Girl Scouts from the West Point area have started cookie sales in J. Smith Lanier II Park in downtown West Point. Girls from Troop 18069 will be there, rain or shine, from 4 to 6 p.m. every Friday through March 16.

Life South Community Blood Center, Inc. will have a blood drive on Friday, March 2 at Valley Park Manor.

The Lanier High School Historical Society  will be hosting an afternoon tea on Sunday, March 4 from 4-6 p.m. EST at 1302 North Cherry Drive in Lanett. Join former faculty and students in recalling the good old days. Find your school photo in the photo gallery. We are looking for donations to the Society. We are looking for old yearbooks, band instruments, athletic uniforms, early 1900s textbooks or school trophies.

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.

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.

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park will host the 204th Anniversary of the Battle of the Horseshoe on Saturday, March 24, 2018. This annual event recreates traditional Creek Indian life, frontier life in the year 1814 and emphasizes the importance of the battle in United States history through a variety of special demonstrations and interpretive programs. Saturday’s activities will provide park visitors with a better understanding Southeastern American Indian life in this area 200 years ago.

West Point Parks and Recreation is holding registration for spring sports from now until March 2 at the recreation office. The office, located at 1128 O.G. Skinner Drive, is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Valley Parks and Recreation Department is now holding registration for Spring Activities through March 6. Please call 334-756-5290 or 334-756-5281 if you have any questions.

The Chambers County Alabama Democratic Conference (ADC) will host a 2018 State and Local Candidate Meet and Greet at 10 a.m. EST on Saturday, March 3 at the Goodsell Methodist Church in Lanett. The speaker will be ADC Chairman Dr. Joe L. Reed.