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› The Touched by Suicide Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. CDT (6:30 Eastern) on Monday, August 6th at the East Alabama Medical Center Health Education Center, located at 2027 Peppered Parkway, 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.

› The 20th annual Shawmut School Reunion will be taking place at W.O. Kent Recreation Center (Shawmut gym) on Saturday, Aug. 11. Sign-in and registration starts at 10 a.m. EDT with lunch being served at noon. There will be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes will be awarded. Chicken fingers will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish or a side dish.

› The 95th reunion of the descendants of the late Thomas and Nancy Winn Terry will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4 in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church in Lanett. Some local family members will gather around 10 a.m. EDT to open the doors and get things in order and ready to receive an abundance of delicious food brought by others attending. Lunch will be spread at the noon hour. Hope to see as many of our kin folk there as can make it. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to call Bobby Wingo at 706-518-2762.

› The Lanett High Class of 1966 will have a reunion on Saturday, Aug. 11. From 2 to 4 p.m. EDT, there will be a meet and greet in the school library and a tour of the school. The fellow alumni will then have dinner at Sunny’s Restaurant in Valley. For information, contact Sheila Vickers Mason at (770) 914-2150.

› The Kiwanis Club of West Point meets regularly the second Monday of each month at noon at Momma Goldberg’s and the fourth Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Momma Goldberg’s in historic downtown West Point. Join us and see what Kiwanis is planning in West Point and Lanett. Newcomers are welcome!

› The August meetings of the Chambers County Commission are set for Monday, August 6, 2018 and Monday, August 27, 2018. The meetings will begin at 4 p.m. CDT (5 Eastern) in the commission chamber located inside the county courthouse in LaFayette. The Commission’s Human Resources Committee will meet at 2 p.m. CDT at the courthouse on Monday, Aug. 6. The Lanett City Council will meet at 6 p.m. EDT on Monday, August 6 and at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 20. The Valley City Council will meet at 6 p.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 13 and at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 27.

› The West Point Active Life Center is a recreation center for independent adults who are at least 55 years of age. Lunch is provided five days a week for those who are 60 and older. There’s also activities, games, billiards, quilting, exercise classes, trips and every Wednesday, FREE BINGO at 10:30 a.m. EDT. The Active Life Center serves West Point and the surrounding area.

› The Christian Service Center is open from 8 a.m. till noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. It’s open on Tuesdays by appointment and from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. To apply for assistance, you will need to bring your current electric bill and a photo ID. The Center is currently accepting donations of children’s clothing that’s in good condition.

› A monthly dementia support group meets at 6:30 p.m. EDT on the first Tuesday of the month at the Chattahoochee Hospice office, located at 6 Medical Park N0rth in Valley. A monthly grief support group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday at the Hospice office. For more information, call (334) 756-8043.

› The Valley Farmers’ Market is open from 3 to 6 p.m. EDT every Friday afternoon through the growing season. There will be up to ten Alabama farmers there this Friday with such items as peaches, tomatoes, collards, squash, zucchini, red potatoes, watermelons, cantaloupes, rattlesnake beans and baked bread.

Fairfax FBC Revival will be held Sunday, Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Don Graham. Revivalist and Charles Story, Worship Leader. Nursery Provided.