West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Ruthann Lewis, Cy Morris, Brady Pickerell, Kathi Petelle, Karen Lee, Cailee Bryant Krieger, Beth Bassler, Mic Johnson, Becky Samson, Michelle Dawson, Dylan Rivers, Joslynn Beneke, Gail Eby Sease, Chelsea Lynn Stewart, Madison Feix and Bob Quinn.

Anniversaries this week: Mikel and Jackie Wellman, Hank and Tami Habekost.

Turkey Shoot, Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club

Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring a Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. each Sunday from March 15 through April 18, except on Easter. The public is welcome, and there is a lunch stand in the Clubhouse. Visit: www.tvrgclub.org, contact H.K. Steiner at 232-4504, Curtis Early at 533-3226 or Paul Price at 248-1083.

S&S P&P 4-H Club

Spic’n Span Pots’n Pans 4-H Club, established in 1970, will begin meeting on Mondays, beginning March 1, at 4 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. Masks are required. Children must be at least eight years old or in third grade to become a member and compete at the Preble County Junior Fair.

Meetings consist of 4-H business, working on fair projects, snacks and games. Our advisors assist with all domestic, miscellaneous, and some animal projects. Contact Founder and Head Advisor, Carol Lunsford, for additional information at 937-839-4085.


The Foodbank continues to be open regular hours during the current pandemic from 10 a.m. to 12 p.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.

If inside access is needed, 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 on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. indoors, on 99.5 FM in the church parking lot at 22 E. Oak St., live on the WACOB Facebook page, or on the WACOB podcast on iTunes.

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

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

Lenten services are held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24, 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.

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.

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

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

Easter Lilies for $8 and Mums for $7.25 can be ordered on the sign-up sheet beside the flower book in the church Library, due by March 21. To phone-in your order, contact Jean at 937-620-7394. We will be decorating our sanctuary this Easter with these lilies and mums from Stockslagers, which can be taken home afterwards.

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

Men’s Bible Study meets every third Saturday, next on March 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.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria correspondent