West Alexandria News

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: The Reverend Dan Mershon, Dustin Corwin, Sandy Deeter Chapman, Candace Jones, Kris Miller, Tracey Delong, Jill Mowell Pait, Lindsay Webb, Sarah Randolph, Addison Frei, Emma Fergus, Tyler Studebaker, Cole McNinch, Alora Siverling, Carol Bland, Weston Bassler, Eric Walker, Linda Pegg, Melissa Cobb, in memory of Melinda Cobb.

Anniversaries this week: Mark and Judy Bassler, Mark and Shannon Latvala, Matt and Kathy Carpenter, Joe and Laini Ferriell.

TVS Alumni Banquet

The 133rd Twin Valley South Alumni Banquet welcomes Lanier alumni, as well, to the TVS High School on Saturday, June 4. Doors open at 4:15 p.m. and social gathering is from 4:30-6 p.m. Banquet and program begins at 6 p.m. Cost of tickets is $23 per person. Tickets must be purchased by May 27, and can be purchased at Roselius Insurance, Twin Valley Bank, Alley Cuts and Heidi’s Barber Shop, all located in West Alexandria. For additional ticket information and reservations, contact Jerry Winkler at 937-733-3377, 9397-456-4484 or Curtis Early at 937-839-4017.

Smoked Chicken or Pork Chop Fundraiser for Fireworks

Smoked chicken or pork chop carry-out dinners, provided by the West Alexandria Celebration Committee, will be used to help pay for the July 4 fireworks. Meals can be picked up at the WA Fire Dept, 25 East Dayton St. on Sunday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Half a SMoked chicken with dinner roll, applesauce, and a choice of green beans or baked beans is $8. A 3/4 inch smoked pork chop with dinner roll, applesauce, and a choice of green beans or baked beans is $9. Food is prepared by Hog Wild Smokehouse Ribs. Orders need to be placed by Sunday, May 15, to ensure a dinner. We do make a few extra meals, but they are sold on a first-come first-served basis. Orders can be placed by calling Michelle Laughlin at 937-839-5364, or by messaging West Alexandria Celebration Committee on Facebook with your order, name and phone number. Thank you for supporting this event; we can’t do it without you.

Fireworks donations

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is asking for donations to help with the annual July 4th fireworks display. Donations can be made at Twin Valley Bank under Celebration Committee, or by purchasing from our fundraisers. As everyone can imagine the price has gone up, so we need and appreciate your help.

Another way to help raise money for fireworks and find your new, favorite Scentsy items is to explore the shoppable online Scentsy catalog with Ashley Wilson, at 937-733-2664, [email protected] or ashleyw22.scentsy.us. A Norwex fundraiser will donate 35 percent of sales commission to the WA Celebration Committee Fireworks. Norwex is household cleaning and personal care products that improve the quality of life by radically reducing the use of chemicals. To ensure the fireworks get credit for your order, use this link: https://michellelaughlin.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/shop.


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 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.

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.

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, or 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 a local pastor.


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.

St. John Church

We offer in-person worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. at 20 E. South St.

Community Christian Church

Saturday Mens’ Breakfasts meet at 9 a.m. All men are welcome.

Bible Study has started meeting on Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

Sunday School takes place every Sunday at 9 a.m., worship at 10 a.m. and an evening meal with service takes place at 5:30 p.m. at 11 Dorsey Akers Drive, phone: 937-839-4988.

Church of the Brethren

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

Join us for Worship every Sunday at 9 a.m. at 2139 Enterprise Rd. Air-conditioned and handicap-accessible.

Calvary Baptist Church

Doors are open for Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Worship Service at 11 a.m. followed by Lunch. Sunday Evening Service will begin after Lunch at 14 Dorsey Akers Drive, off Ohio 503 South. Wednesday evening services take place at 7 p.m. Contact us at 937-839-1024 or visit our website at www.cbcwalex.com.

Salem Lutheran Church

Salem Kids, for children aged 3 years through sixth grade, meets every Wednesday with a meal at 6 p.m., followed by Bible lessons, fun activities, and projects from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For additional information contact the church at 937-839-4210.

The Mother Daughter Banquet is scheduled for Friday, May 6, at 6 p.m.

The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will meet on Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 a.m. for prayer, Bible study, breakfast and fellowship in the fellowship hall.

We will be decorating our sanctuary with red geraniums from Stockslagers for Pentecost on Sunday, June 5. Contact the church for cost and purchasing deadline at 937-839-4210.

May’s special offering will be designated to the Youth Trip expenses.

Salem Youth will be partnering with Next Step Ministries the week of June 26-July 2, in Elliott County, Kentucky, where they will be working construction on homes, doing landscaping, creating trails, and creating an outdoor worship area.

Coups for Troops accepts your unwanted coupons to be sent to military commissaries overseas where they are accepted up to 2 months past expiration. Place them in the Church Library basket or contact Linda Wick. Please no local restaurants or pet supplies.

Sunday School takes place at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at 70 E. Dayton Street. Sunday services are live-streamed on YouTube at Salem Lutheran Church — West Alexandria.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent