Published 7:57 am Thursday, May 24, 2018

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› A number of local high school graduation ceremonies will be taking place this week. LaFayette High’s graduation took place Monday evening and Valley High’s took place on Tuesday. Commencement for Beulah High is scheduled for 7 p.m. CDT, Thursday, May 24th at Bobcat Stadium. Four local schools will be graduating on Friday, May 25th.The Acts Academy ceremony will be taking place at 7 p.m. EDT that day at the Evangel Temple in Huguley, Chambers Academy’s graduation will be taking place at 7 p.m. CDT at Torbert Field, Troup High’s graduation is set for 8 p.m. EDT at Callaway Stadium and Lanett High’s graduation will be taking place at 8:30 p.m. EDT at Morgan-Washburn Stadium.

› Kick off your children’s summer vacation with a FREE fun event consisting of inflatables, games, activities, crafts, food and Bible study. Valley Baptist Church is presenting a Kids’ Camp at Sears Memorial Hall (Langdale gym) on Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1.  The camp is open to children who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade. You may register at Drop off and late registration will be in the lobby of the gym.  For further information, contact Valley Baptist Church at (334) 756-3834.

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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. In the event of rain, the program will take plaee at the Community Center.

› 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 18-20 and May 25-28 (including Memorial Day). With parking being limited, car pooling is recommended.

› The Chambers County Commission will meet in 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 Chambers County Chapter of the Alabama Democratic Conference (ADC) will meet at 6:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday. May 24 at Goodsell Methodist Church in Lanett. For more information, contact Dr. Randy B. Kelley, county chairman, at (256) 390-1834.

› 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.

› 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.

› 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.

› The Valley Farmers’ Market is now open for the 2018 growing season. It will be open every Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. EDT till this fall. There will be at least five local farmers there this Friday with fruits, beets, onions, collards, squash, red potatoes, turnips, strawberries, and fresh bread.

› The Sims Pond Farms Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. EDT. It’s located on Bailey Road, just off Highway 109, approximately 3.5 miles east of Lee’s Crossing in LaGrange. The invitation is there for folks to visit with farm animals and shop with local farmers. Products that are available include pastured pork, lamb and beef; fresh eggs and quail eggs; goat cheese, milk and soup; candles, plants, essential oils and homemade jams; pickles, cakes, cookies, pies, breads, pork skins and peanuts. There’s always something cooking on the grill. Check us out on Facebook.

› Students entering grades two through six this fall who need assistance in reading and math may enroll in the summer math and reading lab on June 6 and 7 from 5 to 6 p.m. EDT at the L.B. Sykes Community Center in Lanett. The program dates are June 11-21 and sessions are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. Registration is required, and slots are limited. Contact Lionel Johnson at (706) 645-9419 for more information.