West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - Community Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Tiffany Bassler, Angie Johnson, Jacob DeVilbiss, Jayden Bassler, Kent Campbell, Andy Eck, Karen Ehler, Randy Ehler, Clinton House, Jay Unger, Phyllis Miller, Tami Good, Christopher Mullins, Amanda Montgomery, Gary Lowe, Candi Turpin, Darla Weber, Jodi Frizzell Austin, Heidi Sollenberger, Greg Williams, in memory of Mary Silcox-Reid.

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 Wed. at 7p.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 Department’s BINGO takes place every Thursday. 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.

WA Library

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 WA Library for our Community Puzzle Swap. Bring a puzzle, or 2 or 3, and exchange for another, but please limit yourself to only taking 2 puzzles per visit.

Coffeehouse Conversations

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 10a.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.

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, next on Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 5-6:30 p.m. or when the food runs out, at 22 E. Oak Street. Come and join us for a great night of fellowship.

We offer Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. and Sunday Worship at 10:30 p.m. Services can 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. The church is handicap-accessible.

There will be Midweek Advent Services on Dec. 1, 8, and 15, which include a Taizé Prayer and worship service with Holy Communion.

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

Join us for a Family Christmas Celebration at Salem Lutheran Church, 70 E. Dayton St., on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. for a candlelight service in the sanctuary. It will be an evening of prayer, carols, candles, cookies and hot cocoa. Submit your prayer request to be read by a child and receive a personalized candle with your family name. Make your submissions by Dec. 8 to ensure a candle. Written prayers can be submitted to the church office or email to wasalemlutheran.com. We look forward to celebrating the lighting of the nativity with our prayers.

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 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.

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 compiling Cheer Boxes to be given to shut-ins.

By Mary Lunsford

Community Correspondent