Published 9:40 am Friday, May 4, 2018

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The Touched By Suicide support group will meet Monday, May 7th at 5:30 p.m. CDT (6:30 Eastern) at the East Alabama Medical Center Health Education Center, located at 2027 Pepperell Parkway in Opelika (across from the hospital). This is an informal group made up of caring individuals whose lives have been touched by the suicide of a family member or friend. For more information, contact Deborah Owen at or Dayle Cook at (706) 518-5538 or

Shaver’s Pride No. 845, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet at the lodge hall in Valley at 11 a.m. EDT on Saturday, May 5, 2018. All members are urged to be present.

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Fairfax Masonic Lodge No. 876, Valley, will meet at 7 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. All officers and members are asked to be present to discuss the fish fry and the St. John’s Day program.

The May meetings of the Chambers County Commission are set for Monday, May 7, 2018 and Monday, May 21, 2018. Commission meetings begin at 4 p.m. CDT (5 Eastern time) and are held in the county courthouse. The Commission offices will be closed on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.

The Rehobeth High Class of 1970 will meet at the Fairfax Kindergarten on Saturday, May 19, at 4 p.m. All class members are invited to attend. For more information and to confirm that you will attend this event send an email to or

The Greater Valley Juneteenth Committee will be hosting a free movie in the West Point Downtown River Park at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 4th. The Juneteenth Community Festival will be taking place on the grounds of Goodsell Methodist Church in Lanett from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 9th. There will be wholesome family fun, live entertainment, food and refreshments.

The Interfaith Food Closet, located behind the Langdale Methodist Church in Valley, is open on Mondays, from 9-11:30 a.m. EDT; Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9-11:30 a.m.; Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. till noon. An ID and  proof of residency is needed to be eligible.

The Valley High School Combined Classes will meet at Bradshaw-Chambers County Library at 4 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 7th to discuss the annual picnic, which will be taking place on  Saturday, June 2 at Langdale Methodist Church.

The 20th annual Langdale Reunion will be taking place Saturday, May 19 at the Langdale Methodist Church Family Life Center, starting at 10 a.m. The cost of the meal is $10 per person. Sheriff Sid Lockhart will be there to cook the fish. Registration needs to be in by May 14th. For questions, contact Gail White at 1521 55th Street, Valley, Ala. 36854.

The Lanett Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the administrative office located on
First Street. The public is invited to attend.

The Bowen East District Matrons’ Vines-Harris Scholarship Breakfast will be taking place at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday, May 5th at the Bowen East Center in Lanett. Bishop Bertha Hodge will be the emcee and Rev. Melvin Owens, pastor of the Mount Zion Baptist Church in LaFayette, will be the guest speaker.