West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA Birthdays this week: Aleah Hildebolt, Audrey Chesney, Julie Dennison, Margaret Degler, Dale Degler, Erin Rosfeld Weimer, Kimberly Perry, Caroline Milliken, Ruthann Lewis, Cy Morris, Brady Pickerell, Cailee Bryant Krieger, Mic Johnson, Beth Bassler, Becky Samson, Spencer Ehler, Nancy Ross, Tyler Miller, Alex Denny, in memory of Mildred Schmidt and Dale Summers.

Anniversaries this week: Aaron and Kelly Cooper, Randy and Roxanne Bryant, Mikel and Jackie Wellman, Hank and Tammy Habekost

Rod and Gun Club

The Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring its annual Turkey Shoots each Sunday at 1p.m. through the end of April. This event is open to the public and we hope to see a nice crowd.

American Legion

Ruebens, chips, pickle $6.50 and Green picked eggs $0.25 available 1-4 p.m. until sold out on Saturday, March 17.

There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, with hot dogs and chips afterwards.

Rock the Juke Box Friday, March 16, from 7-11 p.m.

The Senior Fun Bunch meets every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. for music and dancing.

Euchre and Ladies Night every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. with a 50/50 raffle at James E. Ryan, Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 S.

AKS Anniversary Dinner and Auction

Alpha Kappa Sorority will hold its 77-year Anniversary Dinner and Auction Monday, March 19, at the Olde Schoolhouse Vineyard and Winery with a Tour of Italy catered by S&C Cafe and Catering. Reservation and entree selection should be made no later than Saturday, March 10, to Bevin Hager at 937-207-8151, by text or call.

Smoked Chicken or Pork Dinner

The WA Celebration Committee is sponsoring their Smoked Dinners on Sunday, March 18. Half chicken dinner costs $7 and a 3/4 lb. Pork Chop Dinner costs $8, prepared by Hog Wold Smokehouse Ribs. Pick up dinners beside Subway on North Main St. between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.. Place orders by Wednessday, March 14 to ensure your dinner. Mail orders to: Celebration Committee c/o Michelle Laughlin, 41 W. Second St. W. Alexandria, OH 45381 or drop off orders at The Pin Up Shoppe, 50 W. Second St. Phone orders to Carol Lunsford at 839-4085. Thank you or your support! The WA Celebration Committee provides fireworks for July 4 and new toys for Santa Villa.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Spring Fling Craft Show

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee will host Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and a Spring Fling Craft Show, Saturday, March 24, at the TVS Elementary School, 100 Education Drive. Breakfast is 9-10 a.m. offering a choice of French Toast Sticks or Biscuit with gravy, milk or juice and coffee. Breakfast tickets are pre-sale only, Children $4 and Adults, $5. Purchase Breakfast tickets at the Pin-Up Beauty Shoppe, 50 W. Second Street, or contact any Celebration Committee Member. Contact Carol Lunsford, 839-4085, for additional information.

The Spring Fling Craft Show runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the school. Funds raised by this event help to pay for July 4 fireworks and gifts given to children at Santa Villa each December.

S&S P&P 4-H

Spic’n Span Pots’n Pans 4-H Club, established in 1970, is now meeting every Monday at 4 p.m., in the Salem Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. We welcome new members! Cloverbuds include activities for children ages 5-8, and 4-H members must be at least 8 years old or in the third grade to compete in the Junior Fair. We complete several community projects throughout the year. Contact Carol Lunsford, Founder and Head Advisor, at 937-839-4085.

American Legion

Fun Bunch meets every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. for music and dancing.

Ladies Night and Euchre every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. with a 50/50 raffle at James E. Ryan, Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 S.

Good News Club

The Good News Club, for students in grades K-5, meets at Twin Valley South Middle school every Tuesday when there is school, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Mrs. Coffman’s room. For more information contact Wayne or Linda Cook at 937-336-9500.

St. John Church

A Maundy Thursday Service will take place March 29 with a Soup Supper at 6p.m. and Communion at 6:30p.m. at 20 E. South Street.

Our Mission for March is Domestic Abuse Shelter at the YWCA in Dayton.

Our Mission for February, Preble County Habitat for Humanity, collected $340.

We provide meals for the Homeless Shelter the first and last Thursday of each month.

Salem Lutheran Church

Pastor Dan Mershon will conduct a Worship service Sunday, March 11 at 1:30p.m., at Vancrest of Eaton.

During Lent, Jr. Lutherans will run 6-6:45p.m. Children in Preschool through sixth grade are welcome to be a part of our Jr. Lutherans program. In case of inclement weather when school is closed, there will be no Jr. Lutherans. Check with the church by calling 939-4210.

Social Outings of Salem will make Easter Sun Catchers at Busy Beaver in Beavercreek on March 16 at 6p.m. Cost is $27. Sign up on the hall bulletin board. The S.O.S. will have their Spring Progressive Dinner starting at 4:30p.m. on April 21. Sign up on the S.O.S. bulletin board and indicate if you would like to host a stop.

Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study meets every third Saturday. We will meet March 17 at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Lenten Meals are offered every Wednesday from 5-6:30p.m. before the 7p.m. Lenten services, and will continue through March 21.

Our Maundy Thursday service will include Holy Communion on March 29 at 7p.m..

A Good Friday service will be held on March 30 at 7p.m.

Our Health Ministry takes place every fourth Sunday, offering blood pressure screenings in the church offices after church. Participants will receive a log with follow-up recommendations and lifestyle modification recommendations. Additional information on BP and strokes available. Contact Rhonda Wright or Vickie Unger for more information.

Coups for Troops accepts unwanted grocery coupons, up to two months expired, for troops overseas to use in the Commissaries. A basket is located in the Church Library.

The fourth Monday of every month, Salem provides a meal for the Homeless Shelter in Eaton.

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald