West Alexandria News

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays: Dalton Cornett, Lyndsay House, Connor McNinch, Douglas J. Schmidt, Phillip Johnson, Christine Bitner, Eliana Warrick, Matt Griggs, Chris Woods, Shawn Myers, Emily Ray, Harper Henderson, Joyce Nisius, in memory of Carl H. Habekost,

Anniversaries: Clyde and Julia Mason, Nathan and Paige Holthaus, Jim and Linda Wick,


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.


Registration sign-up dates for 2016 West Alexandria Baseball Organization, open to youth, ages 5-15, is on Sunday, Jan. 31, Feb. 6 and Feb. 14 from 2-4 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church. Please bring your child or know your child’s sizes for pants and shirt and bring your check or cash for fees. Entry fee is $65 per child and t-ball is $55 per child. Contact Brad Wright at 937-529-1109 or Derek Meyers at 937-564-0137 for questions.

American Legion

The next SAL All You Can Eat Breakfast is Sunday, Feb. 7, from 8-11 a.m. at James E. Ryan Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 South.

A Valentine dance featuring the Flat Out Band will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, from 8 p.m.-midnight. There is a 50/50 raffle and cost is $10 at the door. Come enjoy a night of dancing and romancing!

Euchre night will be every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Every Wednesday euchre night is Ladies Night! There is a $5 entry fee, prizes, a 50/50 raffle and is open to the public.

Enjoy old-time country and western music every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. with the Senior Fun Bunch. This is open to the public and includes coffee and snacks with no cover charge.

WA Celebration Committee

The WA Celebration Committee will meet Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. in the WA Library, 16 N. Main St., to focus on the calendar of events for 2016 and our information packet for local businesses. We welcome new members.

Good News Bible Club

Calvary Baptist Church is hosting it’s Good News Bible Club for students in grades K-4, which meets in the TVS Middle School Art Room every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. as long as school is open. We currently have between 22 and 25 students attending. For information about the Good News Club, contact Wayne Cook at 937-336-9600 or Linda Cook at 937-336-9500 from Calvary Baptist Church.


Thanks to the community for your generous support of the holiday basket program. Baskets with food and children’s gifts were provided for 96 families. This includes 149 children, 34 seniors and totals 373 individuals. Items needed are egg noodles, pancake syrup, ramen noodles, shampoo, and toothpaste. The Foodbank is open from 10 a.m. to noon 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 Salem and St. John Lutheran Churches the first Sunday of each month.

St. John Church

A Free Community Dinner will be held Jan. 28, from 5-6:30 p.m. We are accepting donations for World Vision-Tap Children at 20 E. South Street. Our mission for the month of January is the WA Foodbank. Our mission for February will be local, for Habitat for Humanity.

Ash Wednesday services begin Feb. 10, and will continue each Wednesday through March 16, at 6:30 p.m.

WA Church of the Brethren

Our next Free Community Meal is Wednesday Feb. 3, from 5-6:30 p.m., and is ongoing the first Wednesday of every month, at the Church of the Brethren, 22 East Oak St. West Alex. Please come and join us for a great time of fellowship.

Youth in grades 5-8 are invited to join us Jan. 31, for free pizza, games, a relevant message and a great time, and every other Sunday for our Youth Ministry Nights from 6-7:15 p.m.

Salem Lutheran Church

The Annual Congregational Meeting is scheduled for Jan. 31, following Worship.

Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study meets at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 20, in the Fellowship Hall.

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald

Reach Mary at meeerylou@yahoo.com.

Reach Mary at meeerylou@yahoo.com.