Published 7:01 pm Tuesday, September 4, 2018

› The Lanett City Board of Education will hold an open budget hearing at 5:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 6th at the Administrative Office in downtown Lanett. The board will have its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 10.

› Registration for math and reading tutoring will take place at 5 p.m. EDT on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 5 and 6 at the L.B. Sykes Community Center on Cherry Drive in Lanett. Free math and reading tutoring will be provided to students in grades three through six. This is not a drop-in program. Students are assigned a time with a retired teacher or professional to improve their math or reading skills on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Middle and high school students may also request an assigned tutoring time. Please bring the student’s last progress report to registration. For more information call Lionel Johnson (706) 645-9419 or Dr. Rose Wood (706) 518-4701. This program is sponsored by the Goodsell Education and Enrichment Program, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

› The Silas William Yarbrough family reunion will be held at the Langdale Methodist Church from noon till 3 p.m. EDT on Saturday, September 8, 2018. It will be in the same room as last year. For more information, call Bob Yarbrough at (706) 585-9933.

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› The Valley City Council will meet at 6 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 6th.

› The Qui Vive Civic Club will meet Tuesday, September 11th at 5 p.m. at the Lanett Senior Center.  This is the first meeting of the club’s calendar year.  Each member is asked to bring a covered dish of your choice.  Mrs. Corinthian Woody is the president.

› The 26th Annual River View School Reunion will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 starting at 10 a.m. EDT at the historic River View School. Lunch will be at 1 p.m. Charles Story will be singing.

› The Chambers County School District is currently seeking to locate, identify, and evaluate children with disabilities from birth to age 21. Eligible participants for special services may include those with hearing, visual, orthopedic, speech and language impairments, as well as children with intellectual, emotional, or learning disabilities and other health impairments. Parents or relatives of children with disabilities not currently being served should call Diane Sherriff at 334-864-9343, extension 10203, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. CDT.

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 reservation is required.

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. EDT (5:30 Central). This is the rescheduled meeting originally planned for Aug. 2. It will be taking place in the Cattlemen’s Association Building at the Chambers County Agricultural Park in LaFayette.

› 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 (  if they’d like to attend 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!

› 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