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At 11 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 28th, American Legion Post No. 67, Valley, will be hosting a Memorial Day program at Veterans Memorial Park. The public is invited. There’s a special invitation for veterans who served during the Vietnam War era.

Due to the annual Alabama League of Municipalities conference being held in Montgomery on the same day, the Lanett City Council will not meet on Monday, May 21st. The next meeting will be held on Monday, June 4th in the council chamber at city hall.

The LaFayette City Council will not meet on Monday, May 28, 2018 due to the Memorial Day holiday. The meeting will instead take place at 6 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, May 29th.

The public is cordially invited to view the annual blooming of the shoals spider lilies at the Flat Shoals Nature Preserve, located on Georgia 103 south of West Point. The property will be open to the public on the weekends of May 11-13, May 13-20 and May 25-28 (including Memorial Day). With parking being limited, car pooling is recommended.

The Chambers County Commission’s Public Facilities and Infrastructure Committee will meet at 2 p.m. CDT (3 Eastern time) on Monday, May 21, 2018 in the Commission office in the courthouse. At 3 p.m. CDT, the Human Resources Committee will meet in the same office. The full Commission will meet at 4 p.m. CDT on the same day. There will be a work session at the Commission office at 1:30 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 24th. The Commission offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 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 9. 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 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 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 Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

The Achievement Center – Easter Seals (located at 510 West Thomason Circle, Opelika) invites you to their “Open House” Tuesday, May 22.  Tours of the newly renovated facility will be given from 10 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. CDT.  Refreshments will be served.

Fairfax Masonic Lodge No. 876 will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. All officers and members are asked to be present to discuss business of importance.

The renewal of animal licenses in the City of Valley begins on Friday, June 1, 2018. These licenses can be purchased at the city clerk’s office at city hall. The fee for the license will depend on the age of the animal and whether they have been spayed or neutered. Every animal that’s at least four months of age must have a license. If they have been spayed or neutered, the fee is $10 for animals under 12 months of age and $5 for animals older than that. The fee is $25 per animal for those that haven’t been spayed or neutered.

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, Inc. will be having two blood drives in Chambers County on the weekend of May 26 and 27. On Saturday, May 26, the bloodmobile will be at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in LaFayette from 9 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. CDT. On Sunday, May 27, the bloodmobile will be at the LaFayette Heights Baptist Church from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. CDT. There is a critical need right now for all blood types, especially O positive and O negative.