West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Taylor Clark, Kelly Cooper, Roberta Eck, Brad Schmanske, Lydia Mershon, Conner Napier, Julia Jones, Linda Wick, Melissa Gallman, LaVerne Cornett, Pam Rivers, Krista Muterspaw, Rob Whitworth, Nancy Briley, Rylie Gearhart, Bri Combs, Melodie Comer, Rebecca Wright, Heather Clymer, Kathy Studebaker and Karen Studebaker.

Anniversaries this week: Steve and Paige Naudascher, Dan and Deborah Meyers.

Library News

For the Children’s Winter Reading Program, once you have completed five hours of reading, visit the library to receive your choice of prizes from the glass case.

Teens and Adults visit our Winter Reading Bingo Boards: https://bit.ly/winterreadingteensadults.

Weekly Themed Crafts have a different theme each Monday from our “Grab and Go” center. Feb. 15 is Snow Owls, and Feb. 22 is Snow Globes. Crafts are limited due to the number of supplies we may have on hand. Visit our event calendar to see this week’s theme and get more information.


The West Alexandria Fire Dept. BINGO is held every Thursday. Observing social distancing, doors open at 5 p.m. with open seating; first come, first served. Early Bird Games start at 6 p.m. to help those coming after work. All players must be 18 or over. We have several progressive games going on at 25 E. Dayton Street.

Lion’s Club Apple Butter

The famous Lion’s Club Apple Butter is now available from any Lion’s Club member, the Twin Valley Bank, Farmersville Barber Shop and the Rowe’s Feed Store in New Lebanon.

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.


The Foodbank continues to be open regular hours during the current pandemic from 10a.m. to 12p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, located at St. John Church, 20 E. South Street. Contact the Foodbank at 937-839-1615 for additional information. Anyone in need of food may come to the Foodbank and remain outside in your vehicle. We will come out to you and bring your food to you. When you come to the Foodbank let us know what grades you need supplies for.

Also, the Foodbank is now open for people in need of clothing. Due to our limited space and for your safety and that of our volunteers, we are implementing the following requirements: Only two shoppers may enter at a time. Shopping time is limited to 20 minutes for each visit. Masks are required to enter the Foodbank. We are thankful for the continuing support of our community and look forward to serving you.

Church of the Brethren

Join us for socially distanced services at 10:30 a.m. indoors, on 99.5 FM in the church parking lot, live on the WACOB Facebook page, or on the WACOB podcast on iTunes.

St. John Church

We offer in-person worship each Sunday at 10 a.m. at 22 E. Oak St. or on facebook @stjohnwestalex. Masks are recommended but not required at 20 E. South St.

Calvary Baptist Church

Calvary Baptist Church doors are open for services every Sunday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at 3613 Winston Lane. Visit our website at www.cbcwalex.com.

Salem Lutheran Church

Our doors are open for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. with provisions to allow for social distancing. We will also continue to offer services on Youtube and Facebook. Masks and gloves are encouraged but not required. Hand sanitizer will be available at each entrance.

Sunday service is available on Youtube at bit.ly/SalemLutheranNALCYouTube.

An Ash Wednesday Service will be offered Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.

Lenten Services will take place every Wednesday at 7 p.m. from Feb. 24 through March 24.

Pastor Dan’s Bible Study meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the church Lounge or via Zoom. High School Ministry meets at the Parsonage every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m.

Men’s Bible Study meets every third Saturday, next on Feb. 20, at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall for breakfast, fellowship, Bible study and prayer.

Coups for Troops accepts your unwanted coupons up to two months expired for families using military commissaries overseas. Please no pet supplies or local restaurants. A basket is provided in the Church Library.

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

We have in-person worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Paul Heine presiding.

We will be offering Ashes and Holy Communion on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. Lenten services will continue every Wednesday at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 and March 3, 10, 17 and 24.

Jan Spitler is still heading up the Sleep Mat Project for the Homeless each month in our fellowship area.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria correspondent