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American Legion Post 67 will meet at 6:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 14th at Sunny’s Restaurant in Valley. All local veterans are invited to attend.

  › A blood drive will be held at the Chambers County Sheriff’s Department in LaFayette at 3 p.m. CDT (4 Eastern) on Friday, August 10th.

› The Fabulous Fabs will meet at 5:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, Aug. 1o at Sunny’s Restaurant in Valley. It’s for anyone who ever worked at Fairfax Mill, Martex, Fairfax Fabrication or the towel departments. For more information, call (334) 644-2837.

› 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 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.

  ATTENTION: If you are age 16-24 and need help finding a job and planning your future, we are eager to help!  Come to the YES! (Young adult Employment Skills) project orientation at the Circle of Care Center for Families located at 2200 35th Place, Valley. It will be taking place on Tuesday, August 14th at 9 a.m. EDT or 3 p.m. to find out more about how our program can meet your needs.   The YES! project can assist 16-24 year-old young adults to attain their academic goals, provide job skills and life skills training and pay incentives for earned achievements. Eligible participants must be 16-24, not attending high school (withdrawn) without a diploma, or a low income high school graduate with a qualifying barrier.

› The Lanett City Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 13, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Lanett City Schools’ Board of Education office, located at 105 N. Lanier Ave.

Fairfax Masonic Lodge No. 876 will meet at 7 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 14. All officers and members are asked to be present to discuss activities for the fall.

› The Lanett Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 14th at the administrative office located on First Street in Lanett. The public is welcome to attend.

Diversicare is looking for volunteers to assist with small and large group activities, Monday through Friday and some weekends. For more information contact Melinda Joseph at 334-644-1111.

› The Chambers County Farmers Federation will hold its annual meeting on Aug. 20 at noon CDT at the Farmers Federation Building in LaFayette. There will be a business meeting followed by a cookout. There is no charge and there will be door prizes. Alfa members are encouraged to attend.

› 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 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.

› The next meeting of the Chambers County Commission will be on Monday, Aug. 27. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. CT (5 ET) in the commission chamber located inside the county courthouse in LaFayette. The Valley City Council will meet at 6 p.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 13 and at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27. The Lanett City Council will meet at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, Aug. 20.

› 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.

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