West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Isabel King, Nora Armstrong, Sheryl Byrd, Brecken Bassler, Jodi Stacy, Logan Woods, Abigail Schmidt, Jonathan Schmidt, Zach Guehring, Pam Deeter, Allison Bassler, Jennifer Fox, Ethel Wysong, Jan Koeller, Emily Grubb, in memory of Freda Bowser.

Kiwanis Chicken

BBQKiwanis Chicken BBQ will be held Sunday, April 29, at the West Alexandria Fire House on U.S. 35 W. from 11 am until gone! Kiwanis Club of West Alexandria is accepting new members and meet twice a month, every other Tuesday in the Salem Lutheran Church basement. Come as a guest and learn how you can help support children in our area, as well as enjoy the programs and the delicious food!

American Legion

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 7p.m. with a 50/50 raffle at James E. Ryan, Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 S.

Get your four-some ready for the SAL Golf Tourney to take place Sunday, May 20 at Highland Golf Course.

Special Olympics

The Preble County Special Olympics Track and Field Day will be held at the Twin Valley South School on Saturday, May 5. A parade will begin at 9:30a.m. and follow through town back to the TVS track. Opening ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. The WA Fire, EMS, Police, Mayor Lunsford and the Celebration Committee will be involved with the event. Head on over for the parade at 9:30 a.m., root for your favorite special athletes and support this worthy event!

Fire Dept. BINGO

Doors open every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at 25 E. Dayton Street. Early Bird Games and BINGO begin at 6:30 p.m. Kid friendly atmosphere, but all players must be 18-plus.

Smoked Chicken and Pork Chop Dinners

WA Celebration Committee Smoked Chicken and Pork Chop Dinners will be available May 20 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. beside Subway on N. Main Street. We can bring it out to your car! Order dinners by May 11 to ensure your orders, by calling Carol Lunsford at 839-4085, or drop off orders at The Pin Up Shoppe, 50 W. Second Street. Half a chicken dinner, including choice of 1 side plus roll and applesauce, costs $7. A 3/4 pound pork chop dinner with choice of one side, dinner roll and applesauce costs $8. Thank you for supporting us, as we use proceeds to purchase new toys for Santa Villa and July 4 fireworks in West Alexandria.

Farmer’s Market

Time is approaching to support the WA Celebration Committee’s weekly Farmers’ Market every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. beginning May 24 through the end of August, in Peace Park. All funds raised are used by the Celebration Committee to provide the community with fireworks for July 4, and new toys for Santa Villa in December. Funds also will be used for needed repairs at Santa Villa. Contact Carol Lunsford at 839-4085 for additional information or to reserve your space.

AKS Scholarships

Alpha Kappa Sorority 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. Alpha Kappa Sorority is always proud to offer these two scholarships to deserving students of TVS High School.

Coterie Scholarships

The WA Coterie Club is offering two scholarships to Twin Valley South High School graduating seniors or West Alexandria seniors attending MVCTC. Applications can be found in the TVS High School Guidance Office.

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 hope to see a nice crowd.

Calvary Baptist Church

Spring into Bible Study every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. All are welcome at 3613 Winston Lane. For additional information, contact Pastor David Spears at 839-1024.

Good News Club

The Good News Club, for students in grades K-5, meets at Twin Valley South Middle school every Tuesday after school, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Mrs. Coffman’s room. For more information contact Wayne or Linda Cook at 937-336-9500.

Church of the Brethren

The next Free Community Meal is Wednesday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m., continuing the first Wednesday of each month at Church of the Brethren, 22 East Oak St.

Salem Lutheran Church

Salem’s annual Mother Daughter Banquet will be held May 4 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are now available in the church library.

The Men of Salem invite you to join them for the next several months discussing what it means to be a Christian man in today’s society. We’ll be using the book 7 Men by Eric Metaxas. The Men meet every third Saturday at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast, prayer and spiritual discussion in the Fellowship Hall.

To report W. Alex community, club, organization, family or church news or events, contact Mary Lunsford by e-mail: meeerylou@yahoo.com

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald