West Alexandria News

Mary Lunsford

January 28, 2014

Birthdays: Madison Back, Douglas J. Schmidt, Phillip Johnson, Christine Bitner, Matt Griggs, Chris Woods, Suzi Voge, Tim Landwehr, Matthew Thompson, Wayne Beneke, Cary Cooper Mohr, in memory of Carl H. Habekost

Anniversaries: Jim and Linda Wick

American Legion

SAL will have their next All-you-can-eat Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 2 from 8-11 a.m.; cost is $7.

James E. Ryan Post 322 Valentine’s Dance is Saturday, Feb. 8 from 8 p.m. to midnight. The band, “Flat Out” will be featured at a cost of $7 per person. There will be raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Tickets available in the Canteen, located at 1477 Ohio 503 South in West Alexandria.

Spaghetti Benefit Dinner

A Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Andy Eck will be held Sunday, Feb. 9, from noon to 6 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 70 E Dayton St, West Alex. Adults, $6, under 12, $3. Includes a silent auction (auction items may still be donated by contacting Wanda DeVilbiss at (937) 839-5483. Andy is a family man who has been diagnosed with a rare condition called Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome. He has tumors or cysts in most of his organs. He has had two surgeries (removal of 20 percent of one kidney) and needs more surgery. He has to make frequent trips, overnight stays, and hospital stays at Cleveland Clinic. Andy has worked for Eaton Fire and EMS, West Alexandria Fire and EMS, EMT Inc. and Westvaco (International Paper). He has served on the Pork Festival Board for eight years and is married to Jennifer DeVilbiss Eck. He is currently unable to work while recovering and greatly needs your support.

W.A.B.O. Sign-Up

Registration forms for West Alexandria Baseball Organization went out to students before break. Sign-ups will be held Feb. 1, and Feb 8 from 2-5 p.m. at the Salem Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Contact Kelli Melvin Wright on facebook for additional information.


Venison for Food Banks

The Venison for Food Banks of Preble County program is on-going. Anyone who takes a deer can donate all or part of the meat for the Foodbanks. We have sponsors who will take care of the processing fees. You may contact Brad Turner, Preble County Game Warden, or Curtis Early at 937-533-3226.

TVS Band

Marching Band Cook Books make great gifts at just $10 each. Sales are first come, first served! Please contact TVS HS Band Director, Kris Baker, Booster President Kathy Landwehr at 336-2511 or any Band member. Checks should be made out to TVS Band Boosters and can also be mailed to P.O. Box 204, West Alexandria, OH 45381. We appreciate your support.


Items needed are ramen noodles, instant oatmeal, spaghetti sauce, pancake syrup, egg noodles, and shampoo. You may contact the Foodbank at 839-1615. Hours are Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon at St. John Church, 20 East South Street.

The first Sunday of each month, non-perishable donations can be brought to Salem and St. John Lutheran Churches.

WACOCA Hymn Sing

Salem Lutheran Church will host the WACOCA Community Hymn Sing on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. Come and join churches from all over the community as we come together in songs and fellowship at 70 E. Dayton Street next to Peace Park in West Alexandria.

St. John Lutheran

St. John along with Salem Lutheran and Trinity in Lewisburg are planning on a work trip geared towards all ages, individuals and families this summer, June 15-22 in Booneville, AK. The work trip will be organized through the Youthworks organization. The price to attend is $269 per person and registration is past due. There will be a few fundraisers planned in the upcoming months to help raise money for those who may need financial assistance. Church Phone: 937-839-5321.

St. John Lutheran is located at 2139 Enterprise Road. Sunday Worship at 9 a.m., Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Please visit our website, or email:

Calvary Baptist Church

Calvary Baptist Church has started a Good News Bible Club for students in grades K-4 at the TVS Middle School. We meet every Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m. as long as the school is open. Contact Wayne Cook at 937-336-9600 or Linda Cook 336-9500 for more information.

Salem Lutheran Church

Jr. Lutherans, for children age three through sixth grade, and Catechism classes meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Social Outings of Salem, (S.O.S.) group will be attending the Brookville Community Theatre, “Mama Won’t Fly”, a comedy, on Feb. 22, starting at 8p.m. Cost is $15 with a Jan. 31 deadline due to ticket availability. We will dine at Rob’s Restaurant before the show.

The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will begin at 7:30p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 in the Fellowship Hall.

Salem Men are offering a matching gift of $200 to the new Sign Fund. Gifts received in January will be matched by the Men up to $200. Make checks payable to Salem Church with the memo “Sign Fund” to have your gift matched.

Children’s Choir practices begin at 9:20a.m., Sunday School classes for all ages begin at 9:30a.m. and Worship begins at 10:30a.m. every Sunday.

Salem is on facebook. “Like” our page to get the latest news related to our congregation, listed as Salem Lutheran Church of West Alexandria.

To report West Alexandria community, club, organization, family or church news, call Mary Lunsford at 839-5554 or e-mail: