West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: James Hurst, Adam VanScoy, Sandy Shafer, Robert Copley, John Hurst, Lori Boomershine, Shannon Smith, Dean Maggard, Richard Miller, Linda Barnhart, Becky Simon, Jeanne Via, Ed Lockhart, Leah Rose Papczun, Connor Sebald, Jennifer Kincer Eury, Paxson Mercer, Gail Schmidt, Diana Spencer, Diane Jones, Kay Napier, Mark Weimer, Troy Lunsford, Ronda Sollenberger, Mike Fahrenholz, Jesse Koeller.

Anniversaries this week: Eric and Misty Clayton, Mathias and Kaylee Marshall.

American Legion Post 322

The next Fish Fry is Saturday, Jan. 18, from 5-7 p.m. at James E. Ryan, Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 S.

Rock the Jukebox Friday, Jan. 17, from 7-11 p.m.

Euchre and Ladies’ Night is open to the public every Wednesday at 7 p.m. $5 entry fee, 50/50 raffle.

The Senior Fun Bunch meets every Thursday from 1-4 p.m.

Firehouse Bingo

Bingo start time is 6 p.m. every Thursday for the Early Bird games at 25 E. Dayton Street. We have several progressive games we play throughout the season. Come out and try your luck. Doors open at 5 p.m. for open seating. No RSVP on seating; first come, first served. Help spread the word; the higher the number of attendees, the higher the pay-out bracket. Light snack bar with drinks available for purchase.

Venison for Food Banks

The Venison for Food Banks of Preble County program is ongoing. Anyone who takes a deer can donate all or part of the meat for the Foodbanks. We have sponsors who will take care of the processing fees. You may contact Brad Turner, Preble County Game Warden, or Curtis Early from Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club at 937-533-3226.

Church of the Brethren

The next Community Meal is Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 22 East Oak St. from 5-6:30 p.m. Community Meals will continue the first Wednesday of each month through June.

Salem Lutheran Church

Salem Kids meet every Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. through April 1, for a meal followed by a program from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Kids aged 3 years through sixth grade are welcome to be a part of Salem Kids. For additional information, contact Wanda DeVilbiss at 937-361-6865.

Middle School Ministry meets every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for the Men’s Bible Study and Breakfast every third Saturday, next on Jan. 18, at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Salem Women of the NALC served four families with seven children in our Adopt-A-Family mission, as well as the children at TVS Schools in December. Also, 28 Cheer Boxes were filled and delivered to shut-ins.

We are still collecting new or clean used Bibles to accompany our quilts for the Blanket and Bible Ministry for national disaster relief. Quilts and soap will continue to be sent to international missions.

Donate your unwanted or recently expired coupons to Coups for Troops to assist military overseas where commissaries accept manufacturer coupons up to two months expired. There is a designated basket in the church library.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent