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September 3, 2013

Group seeking support for homeless veterans

Defending America’s Defenders – D.A.D. – is seeking new members to help support homeless veterans in the area. The group will meet Sept. 19 at Red Rooster on West Point Road at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Wayne at 706-333-8736.

Registration open for 13th annual Leggin’ it for Literacy

Troup CLCP hosts the 13th annual Leggin’ It for Literacy 5K at 9 p.m. on Oct. 19 and registration is open now on or registration forms may also be found at and turned into Country’s Barbecue at 124 Vernon St. Cost to register is $20 per person for a limited time, and until Sept. 30 on The race entry includes a Country’s Barbecue sandwich, sweet tea, glow bracelet and performance shirt. For sponsorship information or to donate door prizes, contact Debbie Burdette at 706-756-4645 or

Center seeking donations for clothes, money

The Yolanda Jabaley Clothing Center is in need of children’s clothes and clothes for teenagers. Money donated to the center is used to buy new underwear and shoes. Hours of the center are 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March through May. To donate items when the center isn’t open, call director Rose Meister at 706-302-0179 or Bergeron at 706-885-9388. Monetary donations may be made to treasurer Joy Burnham, 2572 Dallis Mill Road, LaGrange GA 30241.

Donations sought for church yard sale

Saint Peter’s Catholic Church hosts its annual yard sale Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon at 200 Lafayette Parkway. Furniture, housewares, collectibles, baby boutique, sporting equipment, linens and more will be on sale. Donations of the items listed above will be accepted at 200 LaFayette Parkway.

Care baskets for breast cancer patients

The Troup County breast cancer support group, Breast Friends for Life, is in need of new or gently used baskets. BFFL makes gift baskets for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Baskets need to have a handle. No Christmas or Easter baskets. Baskets may be dropped off with Wanda Lowe at Enoch Callaway Cancer Center, 111 Medical Drive next to West Georgia Health. For more information, contact Lowe at 706-845-3866.

LifeSouth blood drives

LifeSouth will hold the following blood drives in the area:

• Walmart of LaGrange from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today

• West Point and Lanett Masonic Lodges from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

• Community LIFE Church of Roanoke, Ala., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Volunteers sought for WP Lake cleanup

The West Point Army Corps of Engineers is recruiting for the annual lake cleanup, set for Sept. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. About 1,000 volunteers are needed to cleanup West Point Lake shoreline. Volunteers with pontoon boats also are needed to ferry volunteers to cleanup sites. The cleanup will be and lunch will be provided afterwards at Pyne Road Park for volunteers courtesy Wendy’s on Lafayette Parkway. For additional information, to become a corporate sponsor, or to volunteer a business, service club, or organization, contact Millenbine at 706-645-6113 or Due to the need to provide accurate numbers for food and drinks the deadline to volunteer will be Sept. 13. Volunteer meeting locations for the morning of the event will be sent out on Sept. 20.

Grace for Children seeking foster parents

Grace for Children Foster Care is recruiting for new foster parents. Homes are needed for children ages birth to 18 years old, and especially for sibling groups and teenagers. An informational meeting will be held every Monday for the month of August. Contact Ashlie Hale for details at 770-460-6652 or Grace for Children Foster Care is a division of Fayette Youth Protection Homes and is administered by Georgia Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries.

Local raising money for diabetes research

Polly Griesbach, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 2, is raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund by running in the Walt Disney World Marathon on Jan. 12, 2014. Her goal is to raise $2,750 for the 26.2-mile run. Donations for the fund can be made on her behalf at

Merry Market seeking sponsors

United Way of West Georgia is seeking sponsors for its third annual Merry Market scheduled for Oct. 24-26 at at Callaway Conference Center. The “shopping extravaganza” brings unique and specialty merchants from different states to LaGrange for an early holiday shopping event to shop with a purpose – to fund expansion of early learning programs in Troup County. Interested sponsors may review packages at or call 706-884-8292.

Submit items to Matthew Strother at, at our office at 105 Ashton St. or by fax to 706-884-8712.