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August 5, 2014

LifeSouth blood drives

LifeSouth will hold the following blood drives in the area:

• LaGrange Lions Club, 1001 Country Club Drive, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

• Walmart of LaGrange from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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, August through May. To donate items when the center isn’t open, call director Rose Meister at 706-302-0179 or Fern Bergeron at 706-885-9388. Monetary donations may be made to Bergeron, center president, at 114 Hawthorne Circle, LaGrange, GA 30240.

Saint Peter’s craft fair

The ladies of Saint Peter’s Council of Catholic Women are accepting applications for vendors interested in participating in the craft fair at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church, 200 Lafayette Parkway in LaGrange. The indoor craft fair is Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors may include jams, scarves, embroidered items, wood items, stained glass and more. Anyone seeking more information may call Colleen at 517-256-9162 or email Proceeds to benefit the charities supported by CCW, including but not limited to Meals on Wheels, Saint Vincent de Paul Society, the clothing center and Camp Viola.

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.

Submit items to Matthew Strother at, at our office at 105 Ashton St. or by fax to 706-243-4938.