WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Robert Carico, Fred Habekost, Rhonda Haines, David Lee, Mateo Watson, Matt Loxley, Caitlyn Meyers, Jack Martin, Erin Utsinger, Kate Habekost, Ben Hickey, Helen Holman, in memory of Clarence Ulrich
Anniversaries this week: Don and Anita House
Halloween Costume Contest winners
Winners of the Kiwanis Halloween Costume Contest received monetary prizes on Sunday, Oct. 31, preceding Trick or Treat.
Scariest: first, Ellliot Roach, second, Reid Nelson, third, Maxwell Chaney,
Prettiest: first, Emersyn Burkett, second, Laine Webb, third, Kinlee Shephard.
Most Original: first, Conley Bassler, second, Adaleigh Cotterman, third, Eleanor Roach.
AKS Nut Sale
Alpha Kappa Sorority is taking orders for this year’s fresh fall harvest of nuts. Place your order today for 16 oz. bags of unsalted pecans (pieces or halves), English walnuts, whole almonds or whole cashews for $10 each. For just $2 more, any variety of nuts can be candied with our special recipe. The result is a crunchy, sweet, delicious treat. Customers use them in recipes, as baked-good toppers, holiday snack mix add-ins, or to eat by the handful. Place your order today for this year’s harvest/mid-November delivery by email with your name and contact information to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or you can text or call order with name and contact information to either 937-336-2027, or 937-248-4166. Confirmation of your order will be sent to you within two business days.
TVS Christmas Reading Night
The community is invited for a night of Christmas fun on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., sponsored by the TVS Elementary PTO. There will be baked goods and hot chocolate for everyone to enjoy, a classic Christmas book read by Mrs. Hittle, along with Christmas activities and maybe even a special guest. There will be prizes for kiddos that rock their Christmas jammies to enjoy a cozy night with friends. See you at 5:30 p.m. in the Twin Valley South High School Activity Center Commons.
Venison for Food Banks
The Venison for Food Banks program is ongoing. Anyone who takes a deer can donate all or part of the meat for the food banks. 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.
American Legion Post 322
Euchre every Wednesday at 7 p.m. $5 entrance fee, 50/50 raffle.
Senior Fun Bunch meets every Thursday from 1-4 p.m.
Rock the Jukebox the third Friday of every month at the American Legion, Post 322, Ohio 503 South.
The West Alexandria Fire Dept. BINGO takes place every Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m. with open seating; first come, first served. Early Bird Games start at 6p.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.
Magnet of the Month runs on Mondays through Nov. 29. Collect all 12 to complete your Magnet of the Month punch card and be entered into our prize drawing. Lego Club meets Saturday, Nov 27, at noon.
Finish a puzzle and not sure what to do with it? Swap it for one that is new to you. Now through February 2022, stop by the West Alexandria Library for our Community Puzzle Swap. Bring a puzzle, or two or three, and exchange for another, but please limit yourself to only taking two puzzles per visit.
Kierston’s Coffeestop, located at 12 S. Main Street, is hosting Coffeehouse Conversations every Monday evening from 7-8 p.m. Everyone is invited to stop in for complimentary coffee, a cookie, and baked-goods. Bring a friend and pull up a chair for an open, honest and friendly conversation about faith, life, and today’s social issues and how they relate to the Bible with the Reverend Mark May from Community Christian Church.
The Foodbank continues to be open regular hours from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays 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 are thankful for the continuing support of our community and look forward to serving you.
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the WACOCA Thanksgiving Service at the First Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 6062 Ivy Lane.
St. John Church
We offer in-person worship each Sunday at 10 a.m. at 22 E. Oak St. or on Facebook @stjohnwestalex.
Church of the Brethren
A free community meal is open to all to attend the first Wednesday of every month from 5-6:30 p.m. at 22 E. Oak Street.
We offer Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. and Sunday Worship at 10:30 p.m. Services can be also be attended online at Facebook or at the church website http://www.westalexcob.org
St. John Lutheran, Ingomar
Worship starts at 9 a.m. on Sundays with the Rev. Timothy Swanson at 2139 Enterprise Rd.
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
Salem Kids will not meet Nov. 24 in observance of Thanksgiving. Salem Kids meets every Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. for a meal, then 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 which includes a meal, Bible lessons, fun activities and service projects. For additional information contact the church at 937-839-4210.
Jr. Choir rehearses every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Performances will be the second Sunday of every month during 10:30 a.m. worship services.
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. Sunday services are live-streamed on YouTube at Salem Lutheran Church-West Alexandria.
First Communion classes take place at 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Contact the Rev. Dan Mershon if your child will be participating.
Confirmation classes meet every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Pastor Dan’s Bible Study meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the church lounge or via Zoom.
There will be a Thanksgiving Feast for Salem HS and MS Youth and their families on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Salem Women of the NALC are sponsoring the annual Adopt-A-Family Project for local families in need. Also, they are accepting new socks and mittens for the Sock and Mitten Tree in the church library, to help school children and those in need of warmth this winter. The women are accepting donations for Cheer Boxes until Dec. 1, to be given to shut-ins.
The annual congregation business meeting will be held following worship service on Christ the King Sunday, Nov. 21, in order to elect council members and approve the budget for 2022.
The hanging of the greens and decorating of the church will take place Saturday, Nov. 27, beginning at 9 a.m.
The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will meet Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast, fellowship, Bible study and prayer.
November’s special offering is designated to the Adopt-A-Family Project.