West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Spic’n Span Pots’n Pans 4-H Club is sponsoring another North American Wild Game Cook-off during the Preble County Fair on Sunday, July 29 at 6 p.m. Register by 5 p.m. and begin setting up in the Toney Building. Only one entry permitted per class, but you may enter as many classes as desired. Classes are Big Game, which includes Whitetail Deer, Bear, Moose, Pronghorn, Caribou and Elk, Small Game, which includes squirrel, rabbit, raccoon, groundhog and beaver, Fish from any wild game fish, Bird from any wild game bird, and Exotic, which includes Turtle, Lynx, Armadillo, Frog Legs, Rattlesnake and Alligator.

All game must be native to North America or have a hunting, trapping or fishing season in North America. Entries will be judged on taste and presentation requiring 70 percent of the dish to be comprised of the game animal or fish for the entry. Food will need to be cooked prior to arrival and kept warm and there must be enough for five samples. Cash prizes to each class winner and the overall Grand Champion. Entrants are required to pay their own entrance to the fairgrounds.

Birthdays this week: Dick Carlson, Gage Miller, Gavin Armstrong, Larry Warner, Sheryl Brownlee, Brooklyn Marker, Stephanni Smith, Oakley King, Jaelynne King, Chad Wentlender, Chris Wentlender, Erika Brownlee, Ellie Quinn Wentlender, Tanner Pinkerton, Ava Clark, Nicole Simon, Lindsey Cole, Ryan Haines, Lux Hildebolt, Jayce Mowell, Joshua Sidle, Carl Petelle, Cliff Johnson, Kenley Suchland, Debbie Elmore, Deb Smith, Debbie Flowers Beneke, Carolyn Studebaker, Elliot Ulrich Papezun, Nick Youngerman, Nicole Simon, Ashley Nicole Bullen, Amy Guehring, Beth Carter, Diane Day, Roger Owens, Marti Landis, Kristie Schumacher Pauly

Anniversaries this week: Tim and Cindy Hoffman, Terry and Sandy Chapman, John and Connie Coffman, Paul and Rhonda Wright, John and Kayleen Dunker

Twin Valley Rod & Gun Club

Annual Youth Night

TVR&GC will hold their Annual Youth Night on Tuesday, July 17, from 6-8 p.m. at 9361 Germantown Pike. Youth 17 years and younger are invited to learn and earn prizes with supervised archery, bait-casting, rifle/air-rifle and shotgun shooting. Refreshments will be served. This event is made possible by a Division of Wildlife Grant.

Baked Steak Dinner

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is offering Baked Steak Dinners on Sunday, July 15, from 11a.m.-1p.m. at 73 N. Main Street, next to Subway. To reserve your dinners contact Carol Lunsford at 839-4085, or at The Pin Up Shoppe, 50 W. Second Street. Thank you for supporting us, as proceeds are used to purchase new toys and repairs for Santa Villa and to provide July 4 fireworks in West Alexandria.

Farmer’s Market

The WA Celebration Committee’s weekly Farmers’ Market meets in Peace Park every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. through September. 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.

St. John Church

World Vision Children, our mission for June, collected $240. Our mission for July is the TVS Elementary Student Fund.

There is an outing to see Annie at LaComedia on Sunday, July 15.

We are accepting Christian devotionals and inspirational fiction, only, for missions, at 20 E. South Street.

We provide a meal to the Homeless Shelter every fourth Thursday of the month.

Salem Lutheran Church

The Women of Salem invite you to attend our Summer Splash, July 17, for food, fellowship and fun. RSVP to the church, 839-4210, or contact SWNALC President, Brenda Wright, at 456-3018 or SWNALC VP, Diane Walker, at 901-3960.

The Lutheran Youth Organization meets for Bible Study every Sunday evening at 6:30p.m. The LYO will depart for a Wilderness Trip on Sunday, July 15.

The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study invites all men to join them July 21, and every third Saturday, at 7:30a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Adult Bible Study meets every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at 70 E. Dayton St.

Coups for Troops accepts unwanted grocery coupons, up to two months expired, for troops overseas to use in the Commissaries. A basket is located in the Church Library.

Pastor Dan Mershon will conduct a Worship service at Vancrest of Eaton one Sunday per month.

Salem provides a meal for the Homeless Shelter the fourth Monday of every month.

Our special offering for July is for our community WACOCA.

By Mary Lunsford