West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Steve Bitner, Calvin Bryant, Dick Campbell, Dan Bassler, Skyelur Weber, Mara Bassler, Kim Fergus, Hannah Pemberton, Suzanne Rivers, Sarah Wick, Devon Eury, Russell Wiggins, Mylan Crews, Hayden Thorpe, Donna Bellar, Blake Mowell, Keith Burkett, Trey Mullins, Kathleen Tuthill, Ross McKee, Connie Smith, Jordan Dudas, Kelly Brooks Haynes, Taylor Denny, Candace Rae Moore, Jessica Butler, Dan Utsinger, Connie Plank-Wysong, Michelle Laughlin, Charlene Swindell, Genene Lunsford, David Jones.

Anniversaries this week: Dave and Pat Kincer, Taylor and Ryan Shelton

American Legion

The next Steak Fry is Saturday, May 6 from 5-7:30 p.m.

Rock the Juke Box including a 50/50 raffle on Friday, May 19 from 8 p.m.-midnight.

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

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

Get your foursome together for the SAL Golf Tourney to take place Sunday, May 21.

MS Walk

A Multiple Sclerosis Walk will be held Saturday, May 13, at Peace Park, on Route 35, with registration at 10a.m. and Walk beginning at 11a.m.. Concert in the Park begins at noon with Kelly Crank, and at 1 p.m. we will be featuring Ashley Taylor. Food is available and raffle includes wonderful items, also starting at noon. All ages are encouraged to walk and raise support and awareness for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Preble County, Ohio Valley Chapter. Come, sign up your team of walkers. To help, donate items for raffle or for more information, contact Tanya Oglesby, Local Organizer, at 937-533-7743.

BBQ Chicken and Pork Chops

The WA Celebration Committee is sponsoring their semi-annual BBQ Dinners on Sunday, May 21. Half-chicken dinner costs $7 and a 3/4 lb. pork chop dinner costs $8, prepared by Hog Wild Smokehouse Ribs. Pick up dinners beside Subway on N. Main St. between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.. Order dinners by May 17 to ensure your dinner. Mail orders to: Celebration Committee c/o Michelle Laughlin, 41 W. Second St. W. Alexandria, OH 45381 or drop off orders at The Pin Up Shoppe, 50 W. Second St. Phone orders to Carol Lunsford at 839-4085. Thank you or your support! The WA Celebration Committee provides fireworks for July 4 and new toys for Santa Villa.


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.

Church of the Brethren

The next Free Community Meal is Wednesday, May 3, from 5-6:30 p.m. continuing the first Wednesday of each month at Church of the Brethren, 22 East Oak St.

Salem Lutheran Church

A Mother Daughter Banquet will be held Friday, May 5, at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Cost for adults is $9 and for children is $4.50. Come celebrate your mother/daughter status with a meal, Christian fellowship and entertainment. Church phone is 839-4210.

An All Saints Walk will take place, beginning at 5 p.m. in the church parking lot, on Sunday, May 28. We should return by 7 p.m. We will walk to different cemeteries and return for a Cook-out afterwards.

Social Outings of Salem, S.O.S., is hosting a Progressive Dinner, May 20 beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Middle School Ministry meets Sunday evenings from 7-8:15 p.m. in the Church Lounge for any Middle School-aged students!

Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will meet Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 a.m. for Breakfast, Bible Study and Fellowship.

Don’t forget your unused coupons to be sent to our troops overseas! Commissaries honor coupons up to two months expired. Collection basket is in the church library.

St. John Church

St. John collected $195 in April for Church World Service.

We are accepting empty pill bottles without labels for Matthew 25 Mission Projects, and accepting clean, used shoes for Well of Hope.

Spring Clean Up Days are May 6 and 8 at 10 a.m.

We will supply a meal at the Homeless Shelter on June 1.

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald