West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Al Spoonamore, Cindy Creech, Leah Gebers, Tammy Burns, Rick Dunwoodie, Bevin Hager, Bobbie Selby Younce, Emily Howard, Kooper Cole, Kathryn Mowry, Iris Armstrong, Brad Davis, Rosemary Smith, Kathleen Ulrich Carpenter, Sam Shortes, Scott Baker, Jr., Barbara Boggs, Seth Via, Miriam Kay Studebaker, Jessica Childers, Michael Wiegand, Abigail Grace Carpenter

Anniversaries this week: Robert and Susan Carico, Jared and Emily Linsley, Jason and Dana Hora, John and Marcie Glander. Last month: Roy and Anita Kouts, June 27.

TVS Back to School Community Picnic, Carnival and Open House

The annual Community Picnic now includes a carnival with face-painting and inflatables on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 5-7 p.m. in the commons at the Twin Valley South School. Since the creation of the picnic in 1992, this has been a very popular annual event to start the school year and bring the community together. The cost of a hamburger or hotdog meal tickets is $1.50, or $2 for a meal plus carnival entry. Raffle drawings will begin at 5 p.m. for prizes provided by area businesses. Come meet players from our fall athletic teams, school groups, and community organizations. A K-12 Open House will take place from 6:30-8 p.m.


Twin Valley South High School/Middle School Office is open from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. beginning Aug. 6. The first day for students will be Monday, Aug.20. Students new to the district may register beginning Monday, Aug. 6. To register a new student, parents need to bring a birth certificate, medical records, SS number, two proof of residency, and custody papers if applicable. For high school students, please call the school at 839-4693 to schedule an appointment. High school students may pick up schedules beginning Monday, Aug. 6. Schedule changes may be made through Friday, Aug. 10.

Sorority Garage Sale

Omicron Sigma Sorority is holding its annual, gigantic, 2-day multi-family garage sale, Thursday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is located at the Preble County Youth Center at the corner of Park Avenue and Decatur Street in Eaton. It will feature men, women, and children’s clothing, household items, books, and much more. All proceeds go to Preble County charities. Omicron Sigma Sorority is a philanthropic sorority located in Preble county. We also award a $1,000 annual scholarship to a qualified student who is attending a Preble County School, who wishes to further his/her education at an institution of higher learning or training.

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.

Salem Lutheran Church

Join us for a Summer Outreach for families, young and old, in Our Own Backyard, Aug 10-12. This event runs Friday through Saturday, Aug. 10-11, from 6-8 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 12 from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 70 E. Dayton Street. On Friday and Saturday we’ll have meals, devotions, fellowship and water games. On Sunday, Aug. 12, join us for outdoor worship and a church picnic with games, inflatables and relay races!

Our Annual Ice Cream Social will be Saturday, Aug. 18, from 4-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Join us for a variety of home-made flavors of ice cream, chicken and noodles, sandwiches, sides and desserts at 70 E. Dayton St.

The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study group of Salem will meet for devotions, and then will assist with landscaping and repairs at Birthright in Eaton, Saturday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 a.m.

By Mary Lunsford