West Alexandria News

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Joey Latvala, Mary Warrick, Haylee Petelle, Dr. Mark Ulrich, Hayden Howard, Jamie Beneke, Ann Cooper, Tyler D. Schmidt, Katie Bassler, Brandie Benton, Connie Wells, Noelle Bassler, Ella Hauk, Logan Wagoner, Shirley Jellison, Andrew Parizek, Anne Marie Wysong, Michael Crews, P.A. Wright, Ava Watts, Taylor Helling, Mary Lou Campbell, Emily Froment,

Anniversaries this week: Andy and Jennifer Eck


Every Thursday evening doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo calling starts at 6 p.m. at 25 E. Dayton Street. Come early, get a good seat and start your luck with some pull-offs! All proceeds benefit the West Alexandria Firefighters Association and Department.

S&S P&P 4-H Club

Spic’n Span Pots’n Pans 4-H Club, established in 1970, will begin meeting on Monday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. in the Salem Lutheran Fellowship Hall. We meet every Monday and welcome new members! Cloverbuds include activities for children ages 5-8, and 4-H members must be at least 8 years old or in the third grade to compete in the Junior Fair. All fair projects must be turned in by the end of March. Meetings consist of 4-H business and working on fair projects, snacks and games. We cover all domestic, animal and miscellaneous projects. We complete several community service projects, as well. Contact Carol Lunsford, Founder and Head Advisor, for additional information at 937-839-4085.

Smoked Chicken or Pork Dinner

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is taking orders for smoked chicken or pork chop dinners for pick-up on March 19, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. next to Subway Restaurant on N. Main Street. Call Mayor Carol Lunsford at 839-4085 or contact Michelle Laughlin at the WA Public Library, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WestAlexandriaCelebrationCommittee/

AKS Anniversary Auction

Alpha Kappa Sorority Second Annual Anniversary Auction will be Monday, March 20, at the American Legion located at 1477 Ohio 503 South beginning at 7 p.m. We are still accepting items for the auction. Homemade items, gift cards/certificates, and raffle baskets will be auctioned to raise money for community service projects in our area so please consider joining us in what we know will be a wonderful night! We will have soda, bottled water, pretzels, cookies and our popular cinnamon sugar pecans/almonds for sale during the auction. Bid paddles will be the way door prizes are awarded so you’ll want one of these to bid and win prizes with! Please help us in sharing this worthwhile event with family and friends as we would love to have a huge turnout! Hope to see you on March 20!

WACOCA Hymn Sing

WACOCA Annual Hymn Sing is Sunday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. at Church of the Brethren, 22 E. Oak Street. Join churches from the community as we come together in song and fellowship with light refreshments afterward.


The Foodbank needs are tuna, pork’n beans, pancake syrup, shampoo and toothpaste. 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.

World Day of Prayer 2017

World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday in March. World Day of Prayer was founded on the idea that prayer and action are inseparable in the service of God’s kingdom. Services begin at sunrise in the Pacific and follow the sun across the globe on the day of celebration. Each year a different country’s committee serves as the writers of the World Day of Prayer worship service.

This year, the women of the WDP Committee of the Philippines call us to worship considering the words: “Am I being unfair to you?” With these words as backdrop, we are invited to learn about the Philippines’ history and rich cultural diversity.

This years’ service will be held on Friday, March 3, at 1:30 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Ingomar. The church is handicap accessible. Light refreshments available in the fellowship hall following the service.

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

Midweek Lenten Services begin March 1. The theme for midweek services is from the series, With Awe and Love, based on Luther’s Small Catechism in honor of the 500 year of the Lutheran Reformation. Carry-in meals will take place Wednesdays during Lent at 6:15 p.m. (except for Ash Wednesday) followed by worship service at 7 p.m. Dates: March 1- Ash Wednesday; March 8, Theme: Ten Commandments; March 15, Theme: Creed; March 22, Theme: Lord’s Prayer; March 29, Theme: Baptism, and April 5, Theme: Holy Communion.

Church of the Brethren

Our free community meals are the first Wednesday of every month, March 1, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 22 East Oak St. West Alex.

Salem Lutheran Church

Starting March 1, during Midweek Lenten services, the Jr. Lutherans program will meet Wednesdays with a Community meal at 5:30 p.m. and program from 6-6:45 p.m. Children in Preschool through sixth grade are welcome to be a part of our Jr. Lutheran program.

Salem’s Haiti Mission Trip will be leaving Feb. 24. We have possibly 12 people going to be of service there. Cost to each person is $1350, plus we are trying to collect an additional $500 for beans and rice to give to families there. We will contribute food and will be helping to build a multi-family home during this trip. You can be a part of this mission outreach with your donations and support. Checks should be made out to Salem Lutheran Church and writing Haiti in the memo section of your check. God bless you for 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.

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald