West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Mike Spencer Sr., Gabbie Cooper, Jesse Sizemore, Lysle Lindloff, Elizabeth Mohr, Rebecca Wright, Kelly Cooper, J.J. Utz, Brooke Hartwig, Sharon McKee, Kimberly Blankenship, Colin VanKirk, Kathy Landwehr, Kim Valentine, LaVerne Cornett, Derick Meyers, Melissa Davis, Jean Deleranko, Vicki Unger, Taylor Clark, Roberta Eck, Brad Schmanske.

Anniversaries this week: Jim and Connie Wells

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.

Coyote Contest

Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring a Coyote Contest beginning Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. through Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. on the corner of Preble County Line and Germantown Road. Entry fee of $25 is due prior to the contest. Weigh-in Feb. 9 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Three dog maximum per entry. Contact: Paul Price 5495 Preble County Line Road, Lewisburg, OH 45338, or 937-248-1083, pprice5755@gmail.com or Mike Weimer 937-336-2864, mweimer52@yahoo.com

S&S P&P 4-H Club

Spic’n Span Pots’n Pans 4-H Club, established in 1970, began meeting on Monday, Feb. 3, in the Salem Lutheran Fellowship Hall. Meetings are every Monday at 4 p.m. and new members are welcome! 4-H members must be at least 8 years old or in the third grade to compete in the Junior Fair. All fair project registrations must be turned in by the end of March. Meetings consist of 4-H business, working on fair projects, snacks and games. We cover domestic, animal, and miscellaneous projects. We complete several community projects throughout the year. Contact Carol Lunsford, Founder and Head Advisor, for additional information at 937-839-4085.


Foodbank needs for this month are pancake mix, syrup,pork and beans, shampoo, tooth paste. 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.

Salem Lutheran Church

Disaster Recovery continues for families needing assistance from the tornados that hit Ohio last Memorial Day. Salem is coordinating accommodations for a team of 30 missionaries who will be coming to our area February 9-21, from a NALC church in Minnesota. Anyone needing assistance, or willing to help, contact the area disaster coordinator and case manager, Tim Schuback from Living Water, Centerville, at 937-545-2858. For more information, contact May Bates, Director, NALC Disaster Response at 740-509-1132.

WACOCA Hymn Sing

The WACOCA Community Hymn Sing will be held Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 6062 Ivy Lane. Members of area churches will gather to enjoy singing their favorite hymns, followed by light refreshments. This is free and open to the public.

CCC Movie Night

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 the public is invited to attend. For more information contact the church at 937-839-4988.

CCC will be hosting the North Ridgeville Ohio Choir Team on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m., which will begin with a free a meal followed by a worship service led by thirty-five, fired-up teenagers from North Ridgeville Ohio. Everyone is invited to attend this refreshing community worship event. Feel free to visit westalexcob.org for more details.

Church of the Brethren

The next Community Meal is Wednesday, Feb. 5, 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 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 6:30 p.m.

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

Blood Pressure Screenings will be held after Worship 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.

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By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent