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Birthdays: Connie Napier, Linda Wick, Kelly Studebaker, Karen Studebaker, Brianna Combs, Melissa Gallman, Bradley Green, Neil Wick, Mackenzie Turpin, Bethany Magrace Landwehr, Patrick Papczun

Anniversaries: Steve and Paige Naudascher

Celebration Committee

BBQ Chicken and Pork Chop Dinner, Sunday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Drive-thru pick up at the West Alex Police Department. Half of a chicken dinner is $7 or 3/4lb. pork chop dinner is $8. Choice of two sides, (green beans, apples sauce and coleslaw) and dinner roll. Order ahead by calling Carol Lunsford at (937) 839-4085 or Pick up order forms and drop off or mail to The Pin Up Shoppe, 50 W. Second St. or at the West Alex Library or Michelle Laughlin at 41 W. Second Street. Due by Feb. 19. Proceeds will help to fund the Fourth of July fireworks for the village.

Sons of the American Legion

SAL will have their next All-you-can-eat Breakfast on Sunday, March 2, from 8 - 11 a.m.; cost is $7 at James E. Ryan Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 South, in West Alexandria.


Venison for Food Banks

The Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club semi-annual Turkey Shoot takes place every Sunday from Feb. 23 through April 27. Starting time is 1 p.m. This event is open to everyone and we hope to see a nice crowd. This is our main fundraiser each year. Come on out and win turkeys, hams, bacon and packages of mixed kinds of meat. Money shoots are also held.

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. If you are interested in becoming a part of our Band Boosters, please join us on the third Tuesday of each month in the TVS Band Room at 7pm. We always need fresh faces and ideas!


The Foodbank served 77 families during January. This includes 31 seniors, 136 children and totals 324 individuals. Items needed are tuna, instant oatmeal, egg noodles, box mashed potatoes, pancake syrup, spaghetti sauce, and shampoo. You may contact the Foodbank at 839-1615. Hours are Monday and Wednesday from 10a.m.-12p.m. 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. Join us as churches from all around the community come together in songs and fellowship at 70 E. Dayton Street next to Peace Park in West Alexandria.

Church of the Brethren

“Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage” presents a seminar based on God’s principles for a successful marriage and will be held at The West Alexandria Church of the Brethren, 20 East Oak Street, West Alexandria, on Friday, Feb. 21 at 5:30pm, starting with Dinner at Buckeye Jake’s, 113 East Dayton Street. After dinner the seminar will start at 7pm and on Saturday morning at 9am. This video seminar is conducted by a Video Presenter from “Laugh Your Way America” and is a male-friendly, wildly entertaining and informative marriage event that brings hope and positive change to marriages. To register please go to the following website, www.westalexcob.org, by Feb. 10.

St. John Lutheran

Valentines’ Dinner Fundraiser

Lasagna Dinner Fundraiser is Saturday, Feb. 15, from 5-7 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 2139 Enterprise Rd., 937-839-5321. Tickets are $10 per person. For tickets, contact St. John/Trinity Youth or Pastor Brent Cavendish at the church phone or Melinda Pendergraft. Dinner consists of Lasagna, salad, garlic bread and desserts. All proceeds will support our youth who are attending the mission trip to Booneville, AK this June.

Community Christian Church

Community Christian Church, 11 Dorsey Akers Dr., is currently presenting a twenty-two week film series entitled “The Truth Project”, by Focus on the Family, every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. http://www.thetruthproject.org/

CCC services: Sunday School at 9a.m., Worship at 10a.m., Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.

Salem Lutheran Church

Jr. Lutherans, for children age three through sixth grade, and Catechism classes currently meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. until Feb. 26. Catechism will not meet during Lent and Holy week, but will resume meeting for Wednesday evening classes on April 23.

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 8 p.m. Cost is $15; check for ticket availability by calling Diane Wall at 839-5326. We will dine at Rob’s Restaurant before the show.

S.O.S. will attend LaComedia’s Menopause the Musical on March 15 at a discounted price of $50 per front row ticket. Payment is due before February 15 with reservations limited to 26 seats.

The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will begin at 7:30p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Fellowship Hall.

Salem is collecting “Coups for Troops”. Coupons up to two months expired are accepted overseas for our military personnel to use at the commissaries. Place coupons in the basket located in the Church Library.

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

WA Library News

Canned Food Month – All Month -For every canned good you bring in you will be entered in to a drawing for a $20 Kroger gift card. All canned goods will be donated to the West Alexandria Food Bank.

Academy Awards Drawing – Feb. 1 - March 2, First, second and third place prizes awarded.

National Chocolate Mint Day – Wednesday, Feb. 19 -Receive a chocolate mint just for stopping in.

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

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