West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Judy Wright, Chandler Jay Ulrich, Emily Hittle, Abbey Fergus, Elizabeth Fischer, Sheena Dougherty, Jerri Cochran, Shelby Hager, Loretta Turpin, Doug Crowe, Donna Sauer, Ashtyn Rucker Rohtla, in memory of Melissa Ulrich

Anniversaries this week: Jason and Jamie Sarver, Randy and Carissa Haines

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 Friday, April 21. Alpha Kappa Sorority is proud once again to offer these two scholarships to deserving students of TVS High School.

Rod and Gun Club

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


The Foodbank served 45 families during February. This includes 20 seniors, 53 children and totals 156 individuals. Items needed are ramen noodles, pancake syrup, tuna, 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.

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 years 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.

A “Don’t Bug Me” bug show will be held Saturday, April 8, at 1:30 p.m. at 2139 Enterprise Road. Learn about native and invasive species of insects in the “Don’t Bug Me” bug show. Scott Trochelman will bring many species of bugs, housed in acrylic, for all ages. Kids will be able to touch the bugs.

We will hold an Easter Egg Roll just like the White House at 2:30 p.m. following the Bug Program on Saturday, April 8. Participants will be divided into age groups and use a wooden spoon to roll their plastic egg across the finish line. Winners of each group will receive a prize. All participants will receive a goodie bag. Age groups are 0-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10. Light refreshments will be served.

Church of the Brethren

A free soup, salad and dessert luncheon will be held Sunday, March 26, from noon-2 p.m. at Church of the Brethren, 22 East Oak St. The next free community meal is Wednesday, April 5, from 5-6:30 p.m. continuing the first Wednesday of each month.

Salem Lutheran Church

Jr. Lutherans will be putting together Easter Baskets for the WA Foodbank on Wednesday, March 22 starting at 6 p.m. Donations are appreciated. Needed are individually wrapped candy, toys and games. There is a container under the coat rack at the East entrance for donations. Thank you for your support!

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. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will be held at 7 p.m. on April 13 and 14.

We will feature our recent Haiti Mission with a Soup Luncheon in the Fellowship Hall after Worship on Palm Sunday, April 9. Come hear and view the highlights from the recent Haiti Mission trip and enjoy a meal in Christian fellowship.

Easter Sunrise Service will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, followed by breakfast at 8:30 a.m., a children’s Egg Hunt at 9 a.m., Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and Easter Worship at 10:30 a.m.

Zumba Classes are offered every Sunday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. There is a brief devotion and Bible study afterwards.

St. John Church

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

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