West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: June Durkle, Faith Delano, Wyatt Voge, Jasie Sarver, Zion Durkle, Zach Wells, Raeann Crews, Mark Wiegand, Keara Lillian Nixie Wilson, Olivia Augspurger, Raven Thompson, Aleah Hildebolt, Wesley Hager, Julie Dennison, Aleya Grassman, Audrey Chesney, Jasie Sarver, Zach Wells, Nicholas Myers, Nikki Goad, Paul Steffey, John Vanetti, Elizabeth Flowers Howard, Earla Donaldson, in memory of Rick Fair.

Anniversaries this week: Aaron and Kelly Cooper

Rod and Gun Club

The Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is, again, sponsoring its annual Turkey Shoots each Sunday at 1 p.m. starting March 5 through the end of April. This event is open to the public and we hope to see a nice crowd.

American Legion

The next SAL All You Can Eat Breakfast is Sunday, March 5, from 8-11 a.m. at James E. Ryan Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 South.


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, has begun meeting on Mondays at 4p.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. These dinners help to fund the many projects of the Celebration Committee, including Fourth of July Fireworks and new Santa Villa toys. Hog Wild Smokehouse Ribs is preparing the Dinners which consist of half a chicken for $7 or 3/4 lb. pork chop for $8 with either baked beans or green beans, a dinner roll and applesauce. Pick up next to Subway and we will bring it to your car! Mail orders to: Celebration Committee c/o Michelle Laughlin, 41 W. Second Street or drop off orders at The Pin Up Shoppe, 52 W. Second Street. Phone orders to Carol Lunsford at 839-4085.

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!

World Day of Prayer 2017

This years’ World Day of Prayer 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. 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.

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.

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, next on March 1, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 22 East Oak St. West Alexandria.

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 a program from 6-6:45 p.m. Children in Preschool through sixth grade are welcome to be a part of our Jr. Lutheran program.

Our Lenten Schedule includes a meal every Wednesday from 5:30-6:45 p.m. (we accept donations) beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 1, with Lenten Services beginning at 7 p.m. through Wednesday, April 5.

SOS is hosting an event at La Comedia Dinner Theater, Church Basement Ladies III, Away in the Basement, March 26. Contact Diana Wall at 839-5326.

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald