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› LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will be having some blood drives in the local area this week. On Sunday, Sept. 23rd, the bloodmobile will be at Kroger in Lanett from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. EDT. It will be at Lanett High from 7:30 a.m. till 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27th and at Valley High from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10th.

› The Huguley United Methodist Church will be having a bake sale starting at 8 a.m. EDT on Saturday, Sept. 22 in the El Rio parking lot in Lanett.

  The Valley City Council will meet at 6 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 24th.

Fairfax Masonic Lodge No. 876 will meet at 7 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 25th. All officers and members are asked to be present to make final plans for the upcoming Black and White Ball, which will be held Saturday, October 13th at the FOP Lodge in Opelika.

› The Lanett Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will have a called meeting at 5 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 at the administrative office located at 506 First Street. The public is welcome.

› The Touched by Suicide Support Group will meet Monday, October 1st at 5:30 p.m. CDT (6:30 Eastern) at the EAMC Health Education Center, located at 2027 Peppered Parkway (across the street 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. For more information, contact Deborah Owen at jdowen1991@yahoo.com or Dayle Cook at (706) 518-5538.

› The fall and winter hours for the Christian Service Center will be 9 a.m. till noon EDT on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For assistance, you must sign in at the office before 11:30 a.m. EDT. Christmas applications will be taken during regular hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The deadline is October 18th. You must have a current Alabama ID. There will be extended hours during the holiday season. Please call (334) 576-3552.

› 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.

› 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’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 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 Thursday, October 11, 2018.