West Alexandria news


WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Clara Wienhoff, Mike Guehring, Christine Slater, Tina Strong, Lindsay House, John Coffman, Gus Ross, Christine Bitner, Meagan Gwin, Bob Stacy, Paula Durkle, Carol Torge, Lyndsay House, Eliana Warrick, Ed Gallman, Laura Rosell, Tammie Bitner, Kourtney Johnson,Douglas J. Schmidt, Christine Bitner, Phillip Johnson, Arianna Bland, Alexis Chapman, Linda Williams, Mike Paulus, Christine Pitcox, Henry Drexler, Keith Burkett.

Anniversaries this week: Nathan and Paige Holthaus, Wayne and Heather Henemyre.

WA Celebration Committee

West Alexandria Celebration Committee will meet at Kierston’s Coffeestop on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 5 p.m. at 12 S. Main St. Anyone who would like to be a part of this wonderful committee is welcome to attend. The committee raises funds to help pay for the July 4 fireworks and Party in the Park, Santa Villa, and will be taking over the Oktoberfest, formerly known as the Kiwanis Oktoberfest.

Coyote Contest

Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring a Coyote Contest Feb. 9-12 on the corner of Preble County Line and 9631 Germantown Road. Entry fee of $25 per hunter is due prior to the contest on Feb. 9 at 6 p.m.. Weigh-in on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free refreshments and 50/50 drawing on the day of weigh-in. Maximum of three coyotes my be entered. Final pay-outs by NDA, John Landis Farms, Maple Glen Hunting Preserve, J&J Guns, Gem City Pawn and Buckeye Hunting Preserve. Pay-out for top three weights, and payout for every coyote. Pay any club member or mail to: Paul Price 5495 Preble County Line Road, Lewisburg, OH 45338, or 937-248-1083, [email protected] or contact Jeff Weimer 937-430-0246, [email protected].

Venison for Food Banks

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 Food Banks. We have sponsors who will take care of the processing fees. You may contact Brad Turner, Preble County Game Warden, or Curtis Early from Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club at 937-533-3226.


West Alexandria Fire Dept. BINGO takes place every Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m. with open seating; first come, first served. Early bird games start at 6 p.m. to help those coming after work. All players must be 18 or over. We have several progressive games going on at 25 E. Dayton Street.

AKS Nut Sale

Alpha Kappa Sorority is taking orders for this year’s fresh fall harvest of nuts. Place your order today for 16 oz. bags of unsalted pecans (pieces or halves), English walnuts, whole almonds or whole cashews for $11 each. For $14, any variety of nuts can be candied with our special recipe. The result is a crunchy, sweet, delicious treat. Customers use them in recipes, as baked-good toppers, holiday snack mix add-ins, or to eat by the handful. Place your order by email with your name and contact information to [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] or you can text or call an order with name and contact information to either 937-336-2027, or 937-248-4166. Confirmation of your order will be sent to you within two business days.

Coffeehouse Conversations

Kierston’s Coffeestop, located at 12 S. Main Street, is hosting Coffeehouse Conversations every Monday evening from 7-8 p.m. Everyone is invited to stop in for complimentary coffee, a cookie, or baked-good. Bring a friend and pull up a chair for an open, honest, and friendly conversation about faith, life, and today’s social issues and how they relate to the Bible, with a local pastor.

Library news

Register for programs for all ages, including the Winter Reading Challenge, BINGO, Grab and Go kits, weekly display contests and more.

Story Time is Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Donations for the Preble County Humane Society are accepted in honor of Betty White’s legacy.

American Legion Post 322

Sweetheart Dance featuring Flat Out will be Saturday, Feb. 18, from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. A limited number of tickets are available pre-sale.

Line Dancing Thursday, Feb. 16, from 7-8 p.m. is open to the public.

Euchre every Wednesday at 7 p.m. $5 entry fee, Ladies Night, and 50/50 raffle is open to the public.

Rock the Juke Box Friday, Feb. 17, from 7-11:45 p.m.

Sr. Fun Bunch meets every Thursday from 1-4 p.m.

Big Bang Comedy Show, featuring Preble County native Sid Davis and Special Guest Gali Kroup, will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. A limited-menu dinner will be available at an additional cost at Ohio 503 South.

Euchre every Wednesday at 7 p.m. $5 entrance fee, 50/50 raffle.

Senior Fun Bunch meets every Thursday from 1-4 p.m.

Rock the Jukebox the third Friday of every month at the American Legion, Post 322, Ohio 503 South.


The Foodbank continues to be open regular hours from 10 a.m. to noon, on Mondays and Wednesdays at St. John Church, 20 E. South Street. Contact the Foodbank at 937-839-1615 for additional information. Anyone in need of food may come to the Foodbank and remain outside in your vehicle. We are thankful for the continuing support of our community and look forward to serving you.

WACOCA Hymn Sing

The WACOCA Community Hymn Sing will be held Sunday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. at Church of the Brethren, 22 E. Oak Street. Members of area churches will gather to enjoy singing their favorite hymns, followed by light refreshments. This is free and open to the public.

St. John Church

We offer in-person worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. at 20 E. South St. Visit our website, www.st johnwestalex.net.

Church of the Brethren

Join us for socially-distanced services on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in person, on 99.5FM in the church parking lot at 22 E. Oak St., or live on the WACOB Facebook page.

A Witness and Nurture meeting will take place Sunday, Feb. 12, from 1-2 p.m. following the Turkey carry-in.

Creamed Turkey Sandwich Carry-in will be Sunday, Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m.-12:30p.m.

An Ash Wednesday Service will take place at 7 p.m. on Feb. 22.

Salem Lutheran Church

The women provide a meal to the homeless shelter in Eaton on the fourth Monday of every

Salem Kids, for children ages 3 through the sixth grade, meets each Wednesday, with a meal at 6 p.m. and Lessons from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study group meets at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall every third Saturday, next on Jan.21.

High school and middle school Bible Study takes place every Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday School takes place at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at 70 E. Dayton Street. Sunday services are live-streamed on YouTube at Salem Lutheran Church — West Alexandria.

Pastor Dan’s Bible Study meets Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the church lounge or via Zoom.

Coups for Troops accepts your unwanted coupons to be sent to commissaries overseas where they are accepted up to 2 months past expiration. Place them in the church library basket or contact Linda Wick. Please no local restaurants or pet supply coupons.

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

Sunday service begins at 10 a.m. The group uses plastic grocery bags and crochets the material into sleep mats for the homeless. For questions call 937-839-4350. Sunday services take place at 10 a.m. at 2139 Enterprise Road.

Ash Wednesday Service, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., includes Holy Communion and the imposition of ashes.

Lenten Services will begin Wednesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. and continue each Wednesday through March 29.

The third Saturday of each month, St. John gathers for the Sleep Mat Project at 9 a.m. The group uses plastic grocery bags and crochets the material into sleep mats for the homeless. For questions call 937-839-4350.

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