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Fairfax Masonic Lodge No. 876 will meet at 7 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 28th. All officers and members are asked to be present to plan for fall events.

› LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, Inc., Opelika, will be having blood drives in the Valley area in the coming week. On Monday, August 27th, the bloodmobile will be on the Valley campus of Southern Union State Community College from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT and at Kroger in Lanett from 1:30 to 4 p.m. On Thursday, August 29th, the bloodmobile will be at Btadshaw-Chambers County Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT and at the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office in LaFayette from 12:30 to 4:30  p.m. CDT.

› Bradshaw Library will kick off their adult fall programming with a Lunch N Learn, “Alabama: The History of a Deep South State” featuring speaker Wayne Flynt on Wednesday, Sept 5 at 12 noon (eastern).  Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. by reservation only.  Call (334) 768-2161 by Sept 3 to make your FREE lunch reservation.

Cafe’ Connections at Bradshaw Library begins on Sept 20 at 10:30 a.m. with a Fall Flix viewing of “I Can Only Imagine” (PG).  Enjoy a free movie, drinks and popcorn on us!  Bring a friend! No reserva-tion is required.

Fairfax Masonic Lodge No. 876 will on Tues. Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. All officers and members are asked to be present for planning Fall events.

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.

› A meeting of the Chambers County Recreational Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 6:30 P.M. Eastern Time (5:30 P.M. Central Time).   The meeting is the rescheduled meeting previously calendared for August 2, 2018.  The meeting will be held in the Chambers County Cattlemen’s Association Building at the Chambers County Agricultural Park in LaFayette, Alabama.

› Moms of preschoolers, are you looking for coffee and uninterrupted conversation with other mothers? Please join us for MOPS at Lanett First Church of the Nazarene on Thursday September 6 at 10:00 A.M. You do not have to be a church member to attend. Childcare will be provided for ages 0-4. Please call or text Hilary Rich at 706-773-5583 for additional information.

› If you know of someone who graduated from Lanett High School in 1978, please tell them to get in touch with Benita Smallwood Gunnells (bgunnells@charter.net)  if they are interested in attending the 40th class reunion.

› 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 Chambers County Commission’s Rules, Ways and Means Committee will have a budget meeting at 2:30 p.m. CDT (3:30 Eastern) on Monday, August 27, 2018 in the commission office in the courthouse in LaFayette. The full commission will meet at 4 p.m. CDT (5 EDT) on the same day. The Valley City Council will meet at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, Aug. 27.

› 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 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 Interfaith Food Closet helps families with emergency food. Located on 20th Avenue behind the Langdale United Methodist Church, it’s open each week day, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-11:30 a.m. EDT; Tuesday and Thursday 1-4 p.m. and Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. Each person must have proof of residence and a photo ID. If you would like to contribute to this very important ministry that serves around 100 families per month. Please send your contribution to Interfaith Food Closet, P.O. Box 541 Lanett, AL 36863.

› 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.

› Lanett High School will be hosting an open house for the fall semester at 5:30 p.m. EDT on Monday, Aug, 27 in the school cafeteria. Lanett Junior High will hold a PTSO meeting and open house at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 in the cafeteria. Parents, guardians and family members are invited to attend. For event and activity updates for Lanett High and Lanett Junior High, please visit the school website at http://lhs.lanettcityschools.org/ or http://ljhs.lanettcityschools.org/.

› At 6 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 28th the Alabama New South Coalition will be hosting “No Vote, No Voice; Use It or Lose It” at Bradshaw-Chambers County Library. The purpose of the event is to organize and educate people on making their voices heard prior to the November 6 midterm election. Sam Champagne of the Alabama Voting Project will be speaking on how voting rights can be restored for people who were formerly incarcerated. For information, contact Chambers County ANSC President Raymond Phillips at  (256) 225-2806.

› The Chambers County Forestry Landowners will have their planning meeting at the Farmers Federation building in LaFayette at 6 p.m. CDT ( 7 p.m. Eastern time) on Wednesday, October, 11, 2018.