West Alexandria news


WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Amy Ehler, Pat Deeter, Kari Parks, Michael Randolph, Leah Guehring, Kathleen King, Cindy Harrison, Nancy Worely, Rob Durkle, Jim Jones, Amy Ehler, David Anderson, Kailee Burkett, Parker Mershon, Mackenzie Overmyer, Braxton Parizek, Jude Ferriell, Joie Rivers, Brynlee Rivers, Nancy Worley, Bob Gardner, Donele Rice, Dennis Brubaker, Terri Wilson, Keith Carr, Dale Nisius, Fran Naudascher, Melisa Hoover, Buster Eby, Julie Robbins, Chad Smith, Mike Studebaker, Walud Maalouf, Hudson Arndts.

Anniversaries this week: Bill and Shirley Kastens, Rob and Sue Belvo, Larry and Judy Corn, Phil and Chloe Cooper BuCher, Weston and Tiffany Bassler.

July 4 Community Church Service

July Fourth Peace Park Community Church Service will be celebrated June 30 at 10 a.m. in Peace Park, 70 E. Dayton St. Please bring your own chair, however, chairs will be available if needed.

American Legion

Congratulations to 2024 Scholarship recipients: Brayden Childers for the American Legion Scholarship, Kaidlyn Allison for the Sons of the American Legion Scholarship, and Hannah Thorpe for the Auxiliary scholarship.

Steak Fry Saturday, June 15, from 5-7 p.m. includes a 50/50 raffle and bake sale.

Rock the Jukebox, Friday, June 21 from 7-11 p.m.

On Wednesdays, Ladies Night starts at 5 p.m. and Euchre starts at 7 p.m. with a $5 entry fee, 50/50 raffle, drink specials and is open to the public.

Sr. Fun Bunch meets every Thursday from 1-3:30p.m. at James E. Ryan Post 322, Ohio 503 South.

Library News

Magical World of Storytime is 11 a.m. to noon every Saturday.

Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. is Teens Glitter Tumbler while supplies last.

Monday, June 10-15 is Teen’s and Children’s Grab’N Go Craft Kits for Father’s Day.

Tuesday, June 11, 2-2:45 p.m. Yasu Ishida will present Origami Storytelling with Japanese theatre, music, origami, magic and storytelling.

June 17-30 is Teen Grab’N Go Craft is a Doorknob Hanger.

June 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m. is Lorax Family Night.

June 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m. is Soda Pop Taste Test. Stop by to try many different flavors.

LEGO Club meets Saturday, June 29 from noon-1 p.m. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the creativity. Enter a monthly prize drawing for a LEGO-related prize. Every month you attend, your entries will be placed in our end of year Grand Prize Drawing.


West Alexandria Fireman’s Association BINGO doors open at 5 p.m. and early bird BINGO starts at 6 p.m. every Thursday at 25 E. Dayton Street. The more in attendance, the higher the payouts. All proceeds go to your local firemen’s associations.

Coffeehouse Conversations

Kierston’s Coffeestop, located at 12 S. Main Street, is hosting Coffeehouse Conversations the second Monday of every month from 7-8p.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 bottle. 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 West Alexandria Food and Clothing Pantry is now located at the front of St. John Church at 20 E. South St. The entrance is handicap accessible with handicap parking available. Pantry hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 10a.m. until noon as well as the second and last Wednesday evenings of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m.Current needs are canned soups, mac’n cheese boxed dinners, Hunt’s spaghetti sauce, spaghetti noodles, pork and beans, egg noodles, tuna, canned corn, peas and green beans. The staff of the pantry considers it a privilege to serve our people and greatly appreciate the continuous support from the community. Please call 937-839-1615 for assistance or information.

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church

Join us for Worship on Sundays at 10 a.m at 2139 Enterprise Road.

Community Vacation Bible School, Camp Firelight, will be Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m.-noon at Farmersville-Jackson Township Joint Recreation Park, sponsored by the Valley View Ministerium. It is free to all children Grades K-6, and no pre-registration necessary. A freewill offering for For Love of Children (FLOC) will be collected. Contact Pastor Jon Kibler at 209-251-3223 or [email protected] for more information.

The Women of St. John, Ingomar, meet the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.

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

Oak Street Brethren Church

Oak Street Brethren, formerly the West Alexandria Church of the Brethren, invites you to join us at 9:15 a.m. for Sunday School, and 10:30 a.m. for Worship Service on Sundays at 22 E. Oak St., or on the Oak Street Brethren 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 evening services at 7 p.m. at 14 Dorsey Akers Dr. Contact The Reverend David Spears at 937-839-1024 or www.cbcwales.com.

Salem Lutheran Church

Sunday School takes place at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday Worship Service at 10:30a.m. every Sunday, at 70 E. Dayton St.

Salem Kids, for children ages 3 through sixth grade, meet every Wednesday for dinner at 6 p.m. and classes from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

High School and Middle School Ministry meets Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

Vacation Bible School, “At the Beach” will be held June 25-27 from 9 a.m.-noon. There will be activities, Bible study, games, crafts, and snacks for children from Preschool through sixth grade. To volunteer or for more information call Shari Menke at 937-654-6364.

Wednesday evening Bible Study will not meet Monday, June 10.

The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study meets every third Saturday, next on June 22, at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible study, breakfast, fellowship, and prayer. Contact Jack Walker for more information.

A special congregational meeting will be held following the worship service on Sunday, July 14, to seek approval for funds to make repairs needed for the exterior of the church.

The Ladies’ Summer Splash will be Tuesday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. RSVP by July 9. The July mission is “Backpacks and School Supplies” for TVS Schools. A list of needed items include: spiral notebooks, pencils, crayons in 8 or 24 packs, and compasses for Math. Contact the church by calling 937-839-4210.

The Women of the Church are collecting cash and gift cards for victims of recent tornados in Ohio, which will be accepted through Aug. 7. For more information or to make a donation contact Diane Walker, 937-901-3960, Brenda Wright, 937-300-2639 or Sharon McKee, 937-260-2190.

Coups for Troops, sponsored by the Women of the Church, accept 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 restaurant coupons.

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