West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays: Rick Rivers, Victoria Watts, Luke Byrne, Camilla Crews, Mason Crews, Heather Procopio, Dylan Guehring, Brenda Owens, Pastor Dean Haferman, Jim Wick, Peyton L. Hudgel, Kristy Ulrich Papczun, Brad Wagers, Amanda Bassler, Abby Beneke, George Lehmann, in memory of Kim Williams Bitner; Dale Fahrenholz, Joyce Combs, Jay Williams, Brittanie Wiegand Stacy, Dale Spitler, Kailyn Bassler, Dana DeVilbiss, Austin Beneke, Jerry Bailey, Bryon Bitner, Phil Hurst, Ann Smith, Kate Lindloff, Charlotte Linsley, Clyde Mason, Aaron Glander, Julie Mason, in memory of Steve Studebaker and Owen Wick.

Anniversaries: Bob and Jen Fischer, Jerry and Sharon Cooper Bailey, Glen and Sheryl Byrd, Allen and Cheryl Samson, Paul and Donna Sauer, Joe and Diana Wall.

WA Firehouse

Thursday, Dec. 29, at 6 p.m., is our New Year’s Eve early celebration BINGO! Let’s fill the house again at 25 E. Dayton St. Contact us at 937-839-4668.


The Foodbank served 68 families during November. This includes 35 seniors, 80 children, and totals 247 individuals. Items needed are ramen noodles, mac & cheese, pork & beans, shampoo, and toothpaste. Needs are tuna, ramen noodles, pork & beans, pancake syrup, shampoo, toothpaste and bar soap. The Foodbank is open from 10a.m. to 12p.m. 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.

American Legion

New Year’s Eve will feature “Flat Out” band from 8 p.m.-midnight. Tickets are $15 on sale in the Canteen. Enjoy pork and sauerkraut and mashed potatoes served at midnight!

The Senior Fun Bunch meets every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. for music and dancing.

Euchre every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. with a 50/50 raffle at James E. Ryan, Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 S.

The Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club

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 at 937-533-3226.

AKS Nut Sale

Alpha Kappa Sorority of West Alexandria is offering fresh nuts for baking from their Annual Nut Sale.

All bags are Vacuum-sealed and yellow-tinted to retain freshness. They are one pound bags and sell for $9.50 each.

We have salted whole almonds, English walnuts, salted whole cashews, pecan pieces and pecan halves.

Email walexwendy@yahoo.com or call 937-336-2027 with your orders. We appreciated your continued support as we serve the West Alexandria community for 75 years and counting!

Salem Lutheran Church

A Pork and Sauerkraut dinner will follow our Jan. 1 Worship Service to start off Salem Lutheran Church’s 200 year Anniversary. Join us for a Soup Luncheon Baptism Party after Worship on Jan. 8 as our 200-year Anniversary Celebration continues.

The Jr. Lutherans program will not meet during the Holidays. Children in Preschool through sixth grade are welcome to be a part of our Jr. Lutheran program Wednesdays with a meal at 6p.m. and program from 6:30-7:30p.m. in January, 2017.

LYO have planned an outing for Sunday, Jan. 8 to go snow tubing at Perfect North, weather pending. The LYO have planned a pottery painting outing for Saturday, Jan. 28, 11a.m. at Clay Cafe.

Salem’s Haiti Mission Trip is in need of your help. We have possibly 12 people going to be of service there. Cost to each person is $1,350 and we are trying to collect an additional $500 for beans and rice to give to families there. You, too, can be a part of this mission outreach with your donations and support. Checks should be made out to Salem Lutheran Church and by writing Haiti in the memo section of your check. God bless you or your support!

Coups for Troops collects unwanted grocery coupons, up to two months expired, for troops overseas to use in the Commissaries. There is a basket located in the Church Library.

The Women of the Church donated gifts and food for families in need, as well as mittens, hats, sweatshirts, sweatpants and socks of all sizes. Any other hats/mittens not used were given to TVS where they will be used.

Christmas Cheer Boxes were compiled by the Women’s Dorcas Circle and delivered to shut-in members of the church.

St. John Church

Mission for December is for Crossroad.

A Christmas Eve Candle Light Service with Communion starts at 7 p.m. and the Youth Led Christmas Worship begins at 11 p.m. Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Worship begins at 10 a.m..

We will provide a second meal to the Homeless Shelter on Dec. 29.

Youth meet Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at the church, located at 20 E. South Street.

Donate empty pill bottles without labels for the mission project.

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald