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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 jdowen1991@yahoo.com or Dayle Cook at (706) 518-5538 or dayle@knology.net.

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 elsie.huguley@gmail.com or elcoleman@charter.net.

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.

There will be two special programs about the life of Hank Williams at Bradshaw-Chambers County library in May. At 11:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 11th, there will be a viewing of the 1964 movie “Your Cheatin’ Heart.” At 11:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 16th, Jeff and Beth Petty, owners of the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, will have a Lunch N Learn program entitled “Remembering Hank Williams.”

In honor of Mother’s Day, Harris Funeral Home, located at 515 South 6th Street in Opelika, will have a balloon release at 2 p.m. CDT on Saturday May 12th. Everyone is invited to join in this day of remembrance for mothers.

The West Point Active Life Center is a Recreation Center for independent adults 55+. We provide a $2 lunch for those over 60 as well as Activities, Games, Billiards, Quilting, Trips, Exercise Classes and every Wednesday we have FREE BINGO at 10:30 AM. We serve West Point and the surrounding area. Come check us out M-F 9 AM – 2 PM. 1114 O.G. Skinner Drive, West Point, GA 31833 or call 706-645-3580 for more information.

GriefShare, a special help seminar and small group support for people experiencing grief and loss, will be held on Sunday evenings at The Bridge Church beginning March 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. CDT for 13 weeks excluding Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.