West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Caroline Milliken, Zach Wells, Spencer Ehler, Nancy Ross, Beth Bassler, Alexander Denny, Margaret Degler, Dale Degler, Ruthann Lewis, Cy Morris, Brady Pickerell, Kathi Petelle, Karen Lee, Mic Johnson, Becky Samson, Cailee Bryant, Erin Rosfeld Weimer, Kim Perry, Gail Eby Sease, Chelsea Stewart, Madison Ankrom, in memory of Mildred Schmidt.

Anniversaries this week: Mikel and Jackie Wellman, Hank and Tammy Habekost, Randy and Roxanne Bryant

AKS Scholarships

Alpha Kappa Sorority of West Alexandria is offering two $500 scholarships to two graduating seniors attending the Twin Valley South High School or West Alexandria seniors attending MVCTC. The recipient of these scholarships must be planning to attend an accredited college, university, technical school or community college. The selection will be based upon academic qualifications, participation in extracurricular activities, a written essay, and a teacher recommendation. Applications for these scholarships can be picked up at the Twin Valley South High School Guidance Office. The deadline for submitting applications is April 21. Alpha Kappa Sorority is proud once again to offer these two scholarships to deserving students of TVS High School.

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!

Rod and Gun Club

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


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 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. 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.

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

Midweek Lenten Services feature 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. followed by worship service at 7 p.m.

Church of the Brethren

Our Free Community Meals are the first Wednesday of every month from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 22 East Oak St. West Alexandria.

Salem Lutheran Church

Jr. Lutherans 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. Lutherans program.

Our Lenten Schedule includes a meal every Wednesday from 5:30-6:45 p.m. with Lenten Services beginning at 7 p.m. through Wednesday, April 5.

We will feature our recent Haiti Mission with a soup luncheon in the fellowship hall after worship on Sunday, March 19. Come hear and view the highlights from the recent Haiti Mission trip and enjoy a meal in fellowship.

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.

St. John Church

A Lenten Service will be held Sunday evening, April 2, 6:30 p.m. at St. John, 20 E. South Street.

February’s mission brought in $525 for Habitat for Humanity. Our mission for the month of March is for the Domestic Abuse Shelter.

We will provide a second monthly meal to the Homeless Shelter on March 30.

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald