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Birthdays: Ethel Wysong, Pam Deeter, Allison Bassler, Heather Back, Mylan Crews, Hayden Thorpe, Gwendolynn Grace Boggs, Steve Bitner, Sarah Wick, Calvin Bryant, Donna Bellar, Blake Mowell, Keith Burkett, Emily Heitzman, Trey Mullins, Kathleen Tuthill, Ross McKee, Connie Smith, Daniel Utsinger

Anniversaries: David and Pat Kincer

Class of 1958

Our next gathering for the West Alexandria Class of ‘58 is May 2 at Rob’s in Brookville. If it is a nice day we will meet in the parking lot near 11:30 a.m. and go in together. Anyone arriving later is welcome to come in and locate us, hopefully in the back room. While this is primarily for the graduates of 1958 and their spouses, it is not limited to those few. Anyone from other classes as well as teachers, friends and relatives who would like to have lunch with friends from their past is encouraged to attend on this date at this place. It is, of course, dutch treat which means each of us is responsible for his or her own cost. We hope to have a good attendance. It has always been a fun time. It is most helpful for us to know who is planning to attend. You may call 456-9523 or 452-3325 or 839-5054 and leave your name and contact information to be part of the count. Thank you and we look forward to your company for lunch on the second of May 2014.

Farmers Market

The Farmers’ Market and More is located at Peace Park and will be held each Thursday from 5-8 p.m., May 1 to August 28. This family friendly market will showcase local food vendors, local produce, local entertainment, local independent consultants including but not limited to Avon and Tupperware, and many local crafters.

Space is still available if you wish to be a vendor. Spaces are 10 x 10 and are $2 a week or $20 for the whole season. We offer free parking and have public restrooms. All money raised is used by the Celebration Committee to provide the community with fireworks for July 4. Contact Carol Lunsford at 839-4085 for additional information.

American Legion

A Steak Fry will be held Saturday, May 16 from 5-7:30 p.m. at James E. Ryan Post 322, 1477 SR 503 S in West Alexandria.

SAL Golf Tournament, Sunday May 18 at Penn Terra Golf Course. Tee off at 8 a.m. Tournament is limited to 25 four-person teams. Sign-up in the Canteen. Cost is $200 per team. The full $200 must be paid when you sign up.

Memorial Day Services, Sunday, May 25 begin at 7 a.m. with an Honor Guard Breakfast at Post 322. We will leave for various cemeteries at 8 a.m.. The Deck Ceremony will be at Post 322 at 11 a.m.. Sugar Grove Cemetery Services will be at 2 p.m. on St. Rt. 503 North.

AKS Annual Spring Flower Sale

Alpha Kappa Sorority is holding its Annual Spring Flower Sale fundraiser in conjunction with Stockslagers and Inactive Member Coral Goeke. All profits support the philanthropic endeavors that AKS has continued to provide to the community of West Alexandria since 1941.

We are offering flats, hanging baskets, and vouchers (like a gift card to be spent on-site at Stockslagers). Petunias, Wave petunias, begonias, impatients, geraniums, and many others! Fellow sorority member, Coral Goeke is providing a variety of favorite vegetable plants, 10” combination floral pots and special request potted arrangements.

If interested in placing an order for your summer garden, window box, or Mother’s Day gift, conveniently call Wendy Chesney 336-2027, or any sorority member. Orders are due by Monday, May 5, 2014, and can be picked up from Salem Lutheran Church, on May 9 from 5 – 7:30 pm, or May 10 from 11:30 am – 1 pm). Sorority Members include: Becky Bezich, Connie Wysong, Tina Cornett, Nancy Clark, Kim Fergus, Missy Riegel, Shawnda Bowers, Amber Gallaher, Peggy Parks, Jennifer London, Lindsey Weldy, Jennifer Murray, Billie Crumbaker, Sarah Miller, Mindy Wise, Angie Collins Morgan, Emily Meyers, Kim Saul, Amanda Galliher, Amy Pemberton.

Thank you for your support.

TVS Band

The High School Band will perform in the Kings Island Music Festival, Saturday, May 10, at Loveland High School and at Kings Island Amusement Park.

The next High School Band Concert will be in the Auditorium, May 13 at 7 p.m., and will include the fifth and sixth grade bands. Band Awards and Election of Officers will immediately follow this concert. The Middle School Band Concert will be held Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium.

Community Band Calendars

Community Band Calendars for 2014/15 are available to order until May 15. Enter your club meetings, sporting events, reunions, birthdays, anniversaries and more at .50 per listing. Calendars are $6.00 each. Contact any TVS band member or Band Booster President, Kathy Landwehr, by calling 937-336-2511 or 839-4325. Visit our facebook page: Twin Valley South High School Band.

Blessing of the Bikes Dam/Poker Run Benefit

A Blessing of the Bikes, Dam/Poker Run Benefit for Firefighter/Paramedic Andy Eck will begin Saturday, May 10 at 9 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church for Breakfast (freewill offering). Salem Lutheran Church is located at 70 E. Dayton Street (Rt 35) in West Alexandria. A Bible Study will begin at 10 a.m., Blessing of the Bikes at 10:15 a.m. and the Dam/Poker Run sign-up by 10:45 a.m. Cost is $10 per bike, $15 per couple. The Dam/Poker Run will start at 11 a.m. There are Door Prizes and a 50/50 Raffle. We will finish up at Buckeye Jake’s for awards and dinner around 3 p.m. Buckeye Jake’s will donate 10% of your food purchase to Andy’s Benefit; coupon provided at Poker Run. Call Diana Wall, 937-839-5326.

Benefit for Andy Eck

On Saturday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Buckeye Jake’s, 13 E. Dayton Street, will donate 10% of your food purchases, with coupon, to offset medical bills for Andy Eck. Andy has been battling von Hippel Lindau Disease, a rare, genetic disease that causes tumors to grow in various parts of his body and organs, necessitating surgeries on a regular basis. Coupons available at Salem Lutheran Church or by contacting Wanda Devilbiss on facebook, or calling (937) 839-5483.


Needs are ramen noodles, pork & beans, egg noodles, can pasta, shampoo, toothpaste, and bath soap. You may contact the Foodbank at 839-1615. Hours are Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-12 p.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.

Calvary Baptist Church

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

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

The Women of the ELCA will host a Mother/Daughter Banquet on May 9. A great menu is planned along with enjoyable entertainment. Come for an evening of food, fun, favors, and loving fellowship. The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m.. Prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages ten and under. Contact the church office to reserve your tickets.

Clothesline Campaign - Hanging Out Human Trafficking to Dry! Invest in one or several of their clothespins — available for $5, $10 or $20 each — and benefit Oasis House and the programs and services they offer.

The Youth Group is organizing its annual yard sale fundraiser. Proceeds from the sale will help fund the mission trip to Arkansas in June. The sale dates are May 9th (8am-5pm) and May 10th (8am-3pm) at Trinity in Lewisburg, located at 511 North Commerce Street.

On Sunday, May 18, St. John will celebrate Holy Humor Sunday featuring the Life in Christ Circus Clowns during worship service. There will be plenty of laughter, plenty of Gospel and plenty of balloons. Worship service begins at 9 a.m. You don’t want to miss it!

Dayton Dragons Outing will be Monday, June 30 at 7 p.m. There are still plenty of tickets available to attend The Dayton Dragons versus the Lake County Captains. Invite your family and friends. Reserve your tickets today by calling or emailing the office with your desired number. Seating is located in the stands, not the lawn. Tickets are $5 each and are on a first come first serve basis until our allotted quantity is gone. Payment for tickets is due by May 1.

Sunday Worship Services: 9 a.m., Sunday School: 10:15 a.m. at 2139 Enterprise Rd. (937)-839-5321. Please visit our website, www.stjohningomar.org or email stjohningomar@swohio.twcbc.com.

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church

The Salem Women of the ELCA will host a Mother-Daughter Banquet at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 2. Tickets, $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-10yrs. are available for sale at the Church. Call the church office, (937) 839-4210, for more details. SWELCA is collecting socks, all sizes, for April Showers. All donations go to the Once Around Shop in Eaton. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Please phone the church office, (937) 839-4210.

The Jr. Lutherans filled sixty Easter Baskets for the Foodbank, Saturday, April 12. There were seventeen in attendance for basket-filling and an Easter lesson. Supplies and baskets were furnished by Jr. Lutheran offerings, Salem member donations and the Women’s Evening Circle. Thanks to all who contributed! We had the right amount to generously fill the baskets.

Salem LYO will be hosting a soup luncheon directly after worship services on the first Sunday of each month in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is by donation. The collected funds will assist the youth attending the ELCA National Youth Gathering in 2015. Youth Committee Meetings will be held the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. These meetings are open to all youth, parents and members who would like to contribute ideas for the youth. Contact Youth Director, Lindsay Watson, at 601-788-4532 or email SalemLutheranChurchLYO@gmail.com.

S.O.S. (Social Outings of Salem) will be attending a Dayton Dragons Baseball game, May 9. Contact Diana Wall at (937) 839-5326 for more information, or to suggest possible future outings.

Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will meet in the Fellowship Hall, Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 a.m. All men are welcome to join us.

Marie Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Applications are available for members in the Church Office door.

Each Sunday, Children’s Choir meets 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. “Like” our facebook page to get the latest news related to our congregation, listed as Salem Lutheran Church of West Alexandria.

WA Library May Schedule

Get Caught Reading Month – All Month – All Ages – What better place to read than the library! Get caught reading at the library this month and receive a small treat.

Car Care Month – All Month – Adults – Each time an adult visits the library they can sign up to win our car care gift bucket. Also pick up a sheet about car care and resources the library has to help you take care of your car.

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

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