West Alexandria News


WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Ridge Petelle, Jordan Combs, Sean Bassler, Jessica Hickey, Duayne Sewell, Candy Robbins, Austin Burkett, Shirley Habekost, David Haines, Kieyn Parizek, Marilyn Bassler, Chloe Cooper, John Glander, Freda Harris, Alice Siefker, Duayne Sewell “75”, Josh Sagester, Kyle Jones, Jamie Sarver, Danny Cornett, Skyler Sochacki, Erica Childres, Jason Utz, Trent Ray, Madeline Wright, in memory of Jean Noland

Anniversaries this week: Larry and Marilyn Warner, Greg and Jennifer Fox, Lysle and JoEllen Lindloff, Addison and Ashley Clymer Frei, Wayne and Jean Beneke,

Class of 58

Having gotten word that Tom and Caren Karns are in Ohio, the Class of 58 plans to get together Thursday, Sept. 10 at Rob’s in Brookville. We will meet there at 1:30 p.m. to make it easier for some to join us. This gathering is open to all who would like to be a part of it, even if you did not graduate with us. If you are a friend of Tom and Caren, you are as welcome! It will be helpful if you can call Karen at 456-9523 or 452-3325 no later than Wednesday, September 9 so our reservation will be close if not exact. Looking forward to seeing each of you who is able to attend.

AKS 75 Year Anniversary Fall Flower Sale

Alpha Kappa Sorority is approaching its 75 year anniversary of service to the West Alex and surrounding communities.

We are thrilled to be offering a Fall flower sale this year to help support our philanthropic endeavors in the community this year! Please contact an AKS member to order your fall mums, asters, etc. to decorate for the coming season, or contact Wendy Chesney at [email protected].

We appreciate all your continued support and are looking forward to making this seventy-fifth year of community service one that will plant a seed of giving that surpasses anything we have done before!

Some of the activities and organizations we regularly support via gifts of service, clothing, food, money, etc. include:

TVS- two scholarships to graduating Seniors, the West Alex Fire Dept. the West Alex EMS, the West Alex WABO, the West Alex Food Bank, Individual families/students of TVS in need, the West Alex Library, the West Alex Senior Citizen Dinner, the West Alex Senior Citizen Bingo and the TVS Community Picnic.

Thank you, from the members of AKS – Proudly supporting West Alexandria and the surrounding communities since 1941!

Oktoberfest Queen Contest

Alpha Kappa Sorority is sponsoring the Oktoberfest Queen Contest to be held on Saturday, Oct. 10, following the Opening Ceremonies at Peace Park on E. Dayton Street. High School girls in Grades 9 through 12 interested in running for Oktoberfest Queen should pick up an application in the TVS High School Office. Applications are due back in the high school office by 2:30 pm on Friday, September 25.

American Legion

Rock the Jukebox on Friday, Sept. 4, from 8-11 p.m.

Our SAL Golf Tournament is Sunday Sept. 13, with a tee-off at 8 a.m. Sign up in the Canteen.

Enjoy Old-time Country and Western music every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. with the Senior Fun Bunch. This includes coffee and snacks with no cover charge and is open to the public. Call the Canteen at 839-4825 or watch Facebook for any updates.

Annual Firefighter Fallen Hero Dance

The Fifth Annual West Alexandria Firefighter’s Association Fallen Hero Dance is Saturday Sept. 12 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Old Twin Valley South High School, 45 N. Main Street. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Call the fire house at 839-4668 to purchase your tickets at $15 per person, which includes draft beer and/or BYOB, DJ Music and a list of fantastic raffle items. Come pay tribute and enjoy the evening with us.

BBQ Chicken and Pork Chops

Once again, the West Alexandria Celebration Committee is offering Half a Chicken Dinner for $7 or 3/4lb. Pork Chop Dinner for $8, including your choice of green/baked beans with a roll and apple sauce, prepared by Hog Wild Smokehouse Ribs. Pick up dinners on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 11a.m. – 1p.m. next to the Subway on ST. RT. 503 N. Order dinners by Sept. 9 to ensure availability. Orders can be mailed to WACC c/o Michelle Laughlin, 41 W. Second St. W. Alexandria, OH 45381 or drop off orders at The Pin Up Shoppe at 50 W. Second St. Orders can also be phoned-in to Carol Lunsford at 839-4085.

TVS Band Uniform Sale

The Twin Valley South High School Marching Band will be selling the old band uniforms. Cost for a uniform (jacket, bibbers, hat, plume) is $45. Contact Kathy Landwehr at 937-839-4325.


Needs this month include corn, peas, spaghetti and sauce, egg noodles, pancake mix, shampoo and toothpaste. Fresh garden produce and school supplies welcome. The Foodbank is open from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays and is located at St. John Church, 20 E. South Street. Contact the Foodbank at 839-1615 for additional information. Non-perishable donations can also be dropped off at Salem and St. John Lutheran Churches on the first Sunday of each month.

St. John Church

Sept. 13 is Celebration Sunday. Come for Continental Breakfast at 9 a.m., Balloon Launch at 9:30, Abandon With Cardboard with Maggie Reckers at 10a.m. and Old Fashioned Carry-In at 11, followed by the Tenth Annual Corn Hole and Free Snow Cones in ten flavors!

Free Community Dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24.

Sunday, Sept. 27, is our Annual Golf Outing at Beechwood Golf Course for 4-person team scramble starting at 12:30 p.m.

WACOCA will meet at St. John at 7 p.m.

We have scheduled a trip to La Comedia on Thursday, Oct. 1 for The Church Basement Ladies in “The Last Potluck Supper”. To reserve your tickets, contact Denise Smith at 533-8006. St. John is located at 20 E. South Street.

Church of the Brethren

Free Community Meal, Wednesday Sept. 2 at West Alexandria Church of the Brethren. This will be our first free community crock pot meal of the fall on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Community meals will continue on the first Sunday of every month at the same time slot. Any questions visit www.westalexcob.org or call 839-5417. Hope you can join us at 22 E. Oak Street.

New Beginning Sunday — Come and join us for service at 10:30a.m. on September 13 as we launch a new season of ministry at West Alexandria Church of the Brethren. All first time guests will receive a $10 gift certificate to Buckeye Jake’s and are welcome to join us at Jake’s after the service. Call 937-825-2736 if you have any questions.

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

Our Ice Cream Social will be Saturday, Sept. 12 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at St. John Lutheran, 2139 Enterprise Rd. Homemade Ice Cream flavors include Vanilla, Chocolate, Moose Tracks and Lemon. We have sandwiches, salads, chicken and noodles, cake and homemade pies! For more information call 839-5321 or visit www.stjohningomar.org. Find us on Facebook!

Salem Lutheran Church

Sunday, Sept. 13, will begin our fall schedule with Sunday School, for all ages, at 9:30 a.m. and Worship at 10:30 a.m.

Jr. Lutherans

Junior Lutherans, for ages Preschool through sixth grade, will begin Wednesday, Sept. 9, with a meal at 6 p.m. and program from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We will continue to meet Wednesday evenings until the Lenten Season next Spring.

Social Outings of Salem


LYO, grades 6-12 only, will have a Lock-in Overnight on Friday, Sept. 11 through Saturday, Sept. 12. Drop off at the Fellowship Hall at 7:30p.m. and pick up the following morning at 9 a.m. Enjoy games, movies, food, Bible study and more! Friends are welcome, too! LYO will make a trip to Young’s Dairy after worship on Sunday, Sept. 17, to return by 7 p.m.


S.O.S. will attend La Comedia’s Church Basement Ladies 5, held on Sept. 13. For more information, contact Diana Wall at [email protected] or call 839-5326.

200 Year Church Directory

Attention Salem members! We are currently scheduling appointments for our new church directory, to be completed for our 200 year Anniversary! Universal Church Directories will be set up to photograph your family in the Fellowship Hall Sept. 24, 25, and 26 by appointment. Each family will receive a free 8×10 photo and a free 200 Anniversary Church Directory. To reserve the time that works best for your family, call 1-888-742-5823 or go online at: http://www.ucdir.com and use the church code (OH1696) and password (Salem).

To submit news and events, contact Mary Lunsford at 839-5554 or [email protected].

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald

Reach Mary at [email protected].

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