West Alexandria News


WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: The Reverend Mark Moore, W. Kyle Fischer, Danielle Ulrich, Debbie Schmidt, Amanda Beneke, Jim Ray, Brenden Webb, Jessica Johnson, Shelby Sagester, Katy Mohr Sebald, Preston Guehring, Tyler Bassler, Jacob Wells, Jo Lindloff, Cailey McNinch, Conner Martin, Randy Bryant, Dianne Hamilton, Nancy Wilson, Kelsey Sarver Lee, Sue Belvo, Jeff Hickey, Debbie Davis, Maddux Armstrong, Rachel Smith

American Legion

The next Steak Fry will be Saturday, Aug. 20, from 5-7:30 p.m. with a 50/50 raffle; this is open to the public.

Enjoy old-time country and western music and dancing every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. with the Senior Fun Bunch.

WA Fire/EMS Donor Memorial Walkway

WA Fire/EMS are selling pavers for a donor/memorial walk-way to be built when the new Fire/EMS station is built. The pavers are $100 each. We are offering a paver with or without a clipart picture. Without the clipart you get three lines of text and 20 characters per line including spaces. With the clipart you get three lines of text and 15 characters per line including spaces. We are offering 30 different choices for clipart. We have each of the military branches, medical, fire, LE fields, your favorite animal or sport. Print off the picture on our Facebook send us a message and we’ll email you a form or stop by the fire house on Monday nights. Any questions feel free to contact Lt. Brad Shafer at [email protected].


The Foodbank served 66 families during July. This includes 26 seniors, 66 children and totals 225 individuals. Items needed are tuna, mac & cheese, pancake mix, syrup, shampoo, and toothpaste. Fresh garden produce is being accepted. 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 St. John Lutheran Ingomar and Salem Lutheran Church on the first Sunday of each month.

St. John Church

St. John Church will have a Pulpit Exchange with Preble County UCC on Aug. 21. Mission for August is the WACOCA Local Needs Fund. Youth meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

Holden Prayer Around the Cross service will be held from 7-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14. This evening of prayer is held outside under the picnic shelter so we can end our day on a positive and peaceful note.

Salem Lutheran Church Celebration Weekend

Our Annual Ice Cream Social is Saturday, Aug. 20, from 4-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Drive-through service is available through the West side entrance. Featured, are eight flavors of home-made ice cream and delicious home-made chicken and noodles, turkey, BBQ, hot dogs and chili dogs, baked beans, potato salad and homemade cakes and pies served with coffee and punch.

Updated: The Annual Rally Day, for all school-aged children, will take place Sunday, Aug. 21, starting with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., advancement at 9:45 a.m. and a Balloon Launch at 10a.m.. All children will celebrate their new, Fall classroom advancement with a celebration.

The Annual Church Picnic will begin following the Worship Service and Steeple Dedication on Sunday, Aug. 21. Join us in the Fellowship Hall for BBQ, hotdogs and chili dogs, assorted sides, desserts and games for the whole family. Salem is located at 70 E. Dayton Street next to Peace Park. Contact the church by calling 937-839-4210 or by email at: [email protected].

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald

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