Published 6:03 pm Wednesday, September 26, 2018

› The fourth annual Food Drive for the Christian Service Center will be taking place on Saturday, Sept. 29th across from Capital City Bank and next to CharterBank in Valley. Sponsored by women from the First Baptist Church of Shawmut, the event will be taking place from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. EDT. Please bring food items. This is a great ministry for Valley families. Anyone with questions may call (706) 594-6763 or (706) 773-3367.

› In accordance with O.C.G.A. 50-14-1 the Troup County Board of Commissioners announces changes to the meeting schedule. The Board Work Session scheduled for Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. will be held at Hogansville Public Library, 310 Johnson Street; Hogansville, GA 30230.

› The 89th Homecoming Lanett Church of the Nazarene will be held Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. Speaker Rev. Scott Sessions. Singing Signature Voices of Point University. Celebration meal following the service in the Family Life Center.

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

› Chambers County Library Travelers has open registration for an excursion to Georgia’s Andersonville Historic Fair & Civil War Reenactment on Oct 6. The cost is $32 and includes motor coach transportation, the festival’s parade and reenactment activities, and the National P.O.W. museum. Dinner at Yoder’s Amish Restaurant is not included in the cost. Please call (334) 768-2161 to register or for additional information.

› Bradshaw Library will present a Fun Friday program, “Quilt History: Secrets of the Bedcovers” featuring speaker Linda Camp on Friday, Oct 12 at 12 noon.  Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. by reservation only.  Call (334) 768-2161 by Oct 10 to make your FREE lunch reservation.

› On Tuesday, Oct 23 at 12:00 p.m., Bradshaw Library will host a Lunch N Learn presentation, “It Came in Like a Cyclone: Alabama and the 1918 Influenza.” Valley Pharmacy will be offering flu shots from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. by reservation only.  Call (334) 768-2161 by Oct 21 to make your FREE lunch reservation.

› Come to Bradshaw Library on Oct 26 at 10:30 a.m. for a Café Connections event, “Thanks a Latte: Veteran Appreciation Mix & Mingle.” Visit with our local veterans and library patrons, share a cup of coffee and enjoy a relaxing morning at the library! Bring a friend! No reservation is required.

› First Baptist Church of West Point Community Concert Series presents Randall Smith, “Simply Hymns” with special guest hymn writer and composer Michael Morgan, Sunday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. The public is invited, 301 East 8th Street.

› 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 or Dayle Cook at (706) 518-5538.

› 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.

› 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 ( 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.