West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Community Christian Church, 11 Dorsey Akers Drive, is hosting a community movie night on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. The recently released movie, “Overcomer,” will be shown. Popcorn and drinks will be provided, and everyone is invited to attend. For more information contact the church at 937-839-4988.

Birthdays this week: Carol Lunsford, Dawn Orr, Clara Switzer Weinhoff, Michael Guehring, Christine Slater, Lyndsay House, John Coffman, Tina Strong, Zachary Schmidt, Bruce Hacker, Waylon Byrd, Cristal Cooper, Tammie Bitner, Laura Rosella’s, Kourtney Johnson, Trey Smith, Dalton Cornett, Rick Eby, Linda Williams, Dick Parker, Mike Paulus, Henry Drexler, Nathanael Timmermans, Paula Durkle, Carol Torge, in memory of Harold Maxson,

Anniversaries this week: Ross and Erica Childers, Nathan and Paige Holthaus. Buz and Kit Miller are celebrating 75 years together on Jan. 24.

Grand Opening of Kierston’s Coffee Stop

The Preble County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting celebration for the grand opening of Kierston’s Coffee Stop on Jan. 20. Preble County’s newest coffee shop is located at 12 S. Main Street. Regular hours will be Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. -6:30 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and closed on Sundays. Visit Facebook for more information at Kierston’s Coffeestop.

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 on-going. 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, Feb. 5, at 22 East Oak St. from 5-6:30p.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 first, for a meal followed by a program from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Kids age 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 6:30p.m.

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

blood pressure screenings will be held after worship on Sunday, Jan. 26, and will continue every fourth Sunday.

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.

Join us on facebook and like our page to get the latest news or events and people related to our congregation at facebook.com/WestAlexandria Salem Lutheran Church.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent