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West Chambers Fire Dept. Chicken BBQ on Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. CST. Plates can be picked up at the Fire Dept. or Courthouse Square in LaFayette. $8.00 plate. Tickets can be purchased from any fire person or Whaley’s Upholstery in LaFayette. Call 334-757-0240 for more info.


Penton Church of God on Saturday, April 8 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. CST at the church. Everyone is invited.

Will be held Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the Legion home. A covered dish supper will be served. All members are urged to attend.

Community Holy Week Services
Host Church: LaFayette 1st UMC April 10-14, Services begin at 12:00 noon. Lunch provided each day. Monday-Rev. Bill Hand 1st Baptist;Tuesday- Rev. Paul Howard LaFayette Heights; Wednesday Rev. Wally Armstrong Five Points Circuit; Thursday Rev. James Cofield Rock Springs and Friday Rev. Randall Hammer Center Baptist Church.

The Chambers County Public Facilities and Infrastructure Committee has scheduled a meeting for Monday, April 3. The meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. CT in the Commission office located at 2 South LaFayette Street in LaFayette.

The Chambers County External Affairs Committee has scheduled a meeting for Thursday, March 30. The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. CST and will be held in the Chambers County Development Authority’s Office at 2102 South Broad Ave in Lanett.

Touched by Suicide Support Group
Touched by Suicide Support Group will meet on Monday, April 3rd at 5:30 CST at the East Alabama Medical Center Health Education Center. The address is 2027 Pepperell Parkway, Opelika, across the street from EAMC. 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, former EAMC Director of Psychiatric Services at jdowen1991@yahoo.com or Dayle Cook at 706-518 5538, dayle@knology.net.

Pasture Management and Drought Recovery Field Day
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) will hold a spring field day covering pasture management and drought recovery on Saturday, April 8, from 9:30-1:00 CST. The field day, entitled The Spring Green-Up: Forage Focus Field Day, will take place at the Clay County Stockyard, 1050 Airport Rd, Ashland, AL. Join us, as Extension specialists Kim Mullenix and Joyce Tredaway lead a pasture walk and discuss pasture evaluation, pasture renovation, and weed control. NRCS State Agronomist Tibor Horvath will discuss management for soil health and present a soil health rainfall simulator demonstration. Added discussions of soil testing and proper grazing strategies will also take place. Come out and learn, hands-on, as we discuss strategies to improve your pastures and help them recover from the 2016/2017 drought. Extension, NRCS, Clay County Stockyard, Clay County Cattlemen’s Association, and Alabama Beef Check Off have teamed up to offer this great, educational event for free to all interested citizens. Please RSVP to the Clay County Extension Office at (256) 354-5976 as soon as possible to reserve your spot.