West Alexandria news


WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Cailey McNinch, Makenzie Jakson, Jeff Sebald, Grayson Rivers, Aaron Cooper, Rachel Carpenter, Lindsey Carpenter, Brett Sizemore, Rly Sizemore, Brian DeVilbiss, Mason Lee, Conner Martin, David Good, Brad Johnson, Jody MIller, Shelley Gates, Stephanie Cotterman, Rick Napier, Gregory Spratt, Jerri Van Hoose, Diana Killen, Richard Donohoo, Steven King, Joe Webb, in memory of Shirley Wells.

Anniversaries this week: Cliff and Simi Johnson, Eric and Aleesha Voge, Derick and Emily Meyers, Dale and Shelley Spitler, in memory of Dr. Mark and Carolyn Ulrich.

TVS Alumni Homecoming Dance

Alpha Kappa Sorority is proud to sponsor the third annual Twin Valley South Alumni Homecoming Dance on Friday, Sept. 29, at the American Legion, 1477 Ohio 503 S. The dance is open to TVS Alumni, family, friends, and any community members ages 21 and up. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the dance starts right after the Homecoming football game. Pre-Sale tickets are $10 until Sept. 10. Tickets sold at the door are $15, so take advantage of pre-sale tickets. Price includes admission, the dance, as well as a snack, soda and water. A shot bar will be available and you may BYOB. A DJ will provide the tunes. There will be cash prizes, trivia, door and raffle items, as well.

American Legion Post 322

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

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

Rock the Jukebox is 7-11 p.m. the third Friday of every month, next on June 23.

Library News

Every Wednesday is Storytime from 1-2 p.m. including stories, activities and snacks.

On Wednesdays, the Reference Librarian is happy to help between 1-4 p.m. for assistance with tablets, e-readers, computers, Microsoft Office, Internet, resumes and job searching, using the library catalog, and research. Call 937-456-5562, email [email protected], or stop by the library in person to set up an appointment. If Wednesday afternoon does not work, the Reference Librarian is flexible to set up other appointment dates.

Saturday, Aug. 26, any school-aged child can participate in LEGO Club, which meets the last Saturday of each month from 12-1p.m. If you bring LEGOs from home, please have your container labelled with your child’s name.

Aug. 30, is National Beach Day. Celebrate with beach-themed Grab and Go kits.

Sept. 1, Magnet of the Month will be pigs, while supplies last. Kids’ Grab and Go Kit will include a Minecraft style self-portrait.

The Library will be closed, Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of Labor Day.

Make a Sun-catcher for Adult Craft Night on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Tuesday, Sept. 12, is Roald Dahl Family Night. Visit the Library on Sept. 12 for Dahl dream jars, chocolate, and more. Be ready to tell us all about your favorite Roald Dahl book.

Friday, Sept. 15, is Preble County Community Chalk Day. Businesses, organizations, families, and individuals are encouraged to decorate your sidewalks, driveways and parking lots with positive messages and pictures using sidewalk chalk.

LEGO Club meets the last Saturday of the month from 12-1 p.m. If you bring LEGOs from home, please bring them in a container labeled with your child’s name.

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.

Ladies Line Dancing

Ladies Line Dancing takes place every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Basement, at 16 N. Main St., with parking available across the street. There is something for everyone at no charge. Dress comfortably and bring a water. It’s a great opportunity to have fun, learn something new and make some new friends. Look for Ladies Line Dancing on Facebook events, or contact Becky Thompson on Facebook for more details. Watch this group for videos and updates.


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. Needed items include canned chicken noodle soup, vegetable soup, and tomato soup, canned corn, canned peas, pancake mix, syrup, canned Chef Boyaradee meals, including spaghettios, ravioli, and spaghetti and meatballs. 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.

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

The annual Ice Cream Social takes place Saturday, Sept. 9, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.. Check out the assortment of sandwiches, sides and various desserts, as well. The event is handicapped accessible at 2139 Enterprise Road.

Sunday services take place at 10 a.m.

The women of the ELCA meet the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.

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

Community Christian Church

Join us for The Gathering, an evening of music from different churches and denominations, to sing praises and lift the name of the Lord, Saturday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. at 11 Dorsey Akers Rd. Open to the public, please stay for snacks and fellowship afterwards. For more information, contact the church office at 937-839-4988 or at [email protected]

Join us every Sunday for Sunday School at 9a.m., Worship at 10a.m. and Sunday evening service at 5:30 p.m.

Church of the Brethren

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

Calvary Baptist Church

Men’s prayer meeting is every Saturday at 10 a.m.

Join us for Sunday School at 10 a.m., Worship at 11 a.m., Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at 14 Dorsey Akers.

Salem Lutheran Church

Adult Bible Study every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

High School and Middle School Bible Study takes place every Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study meets the third Saturday of each month at 7:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will meet at 7:30 a.m. at Birthright of Eaton on Saturday, Aug. 19, for a day of yard work and repairs. Contact Jack Walker for more information.

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.

Coups for Troops, sponsored by the Women of the Church, accepts coupons up to two months past expiration for military families overseas. Place them in the basket in the church library. Please no pet supplies or local restaurants coupons.

August Special Offering will be sent to the Community Outreach Project.

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