West Alexandria news


WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Bonnie Crabtree, Macey Wells, Diane Walker, Shannon Latvala, Amy Benton, Danielle Mohr, Joyce Deeter, Isabelle Guehring, Olivia Hoover, Taylor Baker Smith, Jordan Rivers, Kristen Morris, Bill Deleranko, Eide Walker, JJ Ferriell, Bill Cochran, Albert Collins, Mandy Arnett, Haleigh Wysong, Beth Ward, and Lisa Ward.

Anniversaries this week: Jonathon and Heather Clymer, Dwayne and Sue Sewell, Rickey and Jazmyn Wagoner, Douglas and Debbie Schmidt, David and Karen Lee, The Reverend Dan and Joan Snider.

Birthdays last week: Brenda Waymire, Chloe Cooper BuCher, Lisa Clark-Brown, Karen Sollenberger, Jim Jones, Jennifer Denlinger, Rebecca Jennings, Nancy Thomas, Mandy Hall Turner, Tony Rosfeld, Madeline Wright, Trent Ray, Jeff Studebaker, Shirley Johnson, Cooper Unger, Larry Pegg, Pastor Edwin Peterman, Lukas Hora, Rob Belvo, Liberty Chesney, Jacinta Weaver, Jake Pitcox, Sharon Whitlock, Gary Worrell, Chad Worley, Hazel Brown, and in memory of Herman Bassler.

Anniversaries last week: Tom and Chelsea Byrd, Jeff and Tina Rivers, Lysle and Jo Lindloff.

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

The next Steak Fry is Saturday, Sept. 23 from 5-7 p.m. Choose from ribeye, New York strip, chopped sirloin or chicken breast dinners including baked potato, green beans, salad and roll. 50/50 raffle and bake sale available during this event.

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.

Turkey Shoot

Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club’s 41st annual Turkey Shoot takes place at 1 p.m. each Sunday starting Oct. 1, through Nov. 19. The public is welcome. There is a lunch stand in the clubhouse. Contact Floyd Weimer at 937-336-1618, Curtis Early at 937-533-3226 or Paul Price at 937-248-1083 for more information.

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 Foodbanks. 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 for more information.

Youth Pheasant Hunt

Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring a Youth Pheasant Hunt at Ulrich’s Hunting Preserve on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. with complimentary lunch at noon for both sessions. The hunt is open to youth, 12-17 years of age who have completed a hunter education course. Proof of certification is required. The hunt is free but limited to 20 young participants with two rooster pheasant limit per hunt. Ulrich’s Hunting Preserve is located at 4964 Enterprise Road. Contact Curtis Early, 937-533-3226, Paul Price at 937-248-1083 or Floyd Weimer at 937-336-1618 for more information.


West Alexandria Celebration Committee proudly presents the annual Oktoberfest on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Peace Park. This family-friendly event features music, crafts, food, games, contests, a beer garden and more.


West Alexandria Fireman’s Association BINGO season will be Nov. 2 through March 28. There will be no BINGO Nov. 16 in order to avoid conflict with a nearby BINGO event, and no BINGO Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving. BINGO will return Nov. 30, as regularly scheduled. Doors open at 5 p.m, early bird bingo starts at 6 p.m. at 25 E Dayton Street. The more in attendance, the higher the payouts. All proceeds go to your local firemen associations.

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 can set up other appointment dates. .

Tuesday, Sept. 26, is Johnny Appleseed Day. Celebrate with apples and Grab and Go Kit crafts.

Saturday, Sept. 30 any school-aged child can participate in LEGO Club, which meets the last Saturday of each month from 12-1 p.m. If you bring LEGOs from home, please have your container labelled 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, tomato soup, cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup, pancake syrup, pork and beans and egg noodles. 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

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 every Sunday for Sunday School at 9 a.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

Salem Kids meets Wednesdays with dinner at 6 p.m. and classes from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study meets Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

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.

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.

September Special Offering goes to the Marie Reynolds Scholarship Fund.

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