West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Jazmyn Wagoner, Carolyn Ulrich, Sue Rivers, Bryan Wright, Paula Bassler, Beth Wright, Cody McKee, Steve Moses, Dorothy Early, Deborah Meyers, Fred Voge, Caleb Menke, Jo Anna Kelley, Amber Staker, Alyssa Eby Cialkowski, Mike Green, Debi Jazenski, Jim Pemberton, Marilyn Grubb, Madison French, in memory of Joe Harry.

Anniversaries this week: Ed and Nancy Lockhart, Rod and Tami Good, Dan and Erin Utsinger, Caleb and Abby Walker, Steve and Carol Unger, David and Mary Anderson, Joel and Laura Unger.

Birthdays last week: Rylee Ray, Carolyn Studebaker, Noah Burns, Kelly Studebaker, Elliot Ulrich Papczun, Karen Studebaker, Logan Tyler Ulrich, Jake Sarver, Carl Petelle, Shelley Spitler, Bill Voge, Ashley Bullen, Marti Landis, Roger Owens, Kristie Pauly, Diane Day, Donna Nelson, Theresa Thomas, Kelsie Shafer.

Anniversaries last week: Scott and Tricia Arndts, Paul and Rhonda Wright, in memory of Harold and Mary Maxson.

Euchre tournament, dance, corn hole tournament

TVS Football Boosters Euchre Tournament and Dance takes place Friday, July 22, at the American Legion, 1477 Ohio 503 S. A corn hole tournament is weather permitting. Doors open at 6 p.m., Euchre starts at 6:30 p.m. and the cost of $20 per person includes euchre, dance, snacks, pop and water. Limited availability for euchre is 32 spots. Pre-registration and payment is required with details below.

Doors open at 8 p.m. for the dance. DJ begins after cards finish. Presale cost is $8, or $10 at the door. BYOB and a shot bar will be available for those aged 21 and over. A variety of raffled items will be available to bid on, plus a 50/50 raffle, with drawing at 11 p.m.

Corn hole tournament registration begins at 6 p.m. that day, at $20 per team. Teams must be signed up as two-player teams. Rounds and pay-out will be determined by how many sign up.

All proceeds go to the TVS Football Boosters. Paypal and Venmo are accepted. Contact to register and pay for cards or dance; Tina Cornett 937-733-1659, Mandy Bishop 937-623-0230, or Sherry Hurst 937-681-3504.

Preble County Farmers Market

Preble County Farmers Market is open for business every second and fourth Tuesday, next on July 26, at the Salem Lutheran Church parking lot, 70 E. Dayton St., from 6-8 p.m. Come find local crafts, farm-raised meats, home-grown produce, and baked-goods of all kinds.

‘54-‘58 Class Reunion

There will be a get-together for Classes of 1954, ‘57, ‘58 or anyone who wants to come to Rob’s Restaurant in Brookville, Tuesday, Aug. 9, at noon. Don Eby will be in town, attending.

Community Garage Sales

The next Community Garage Sale week will take place the first week of August in the village. There will be no sale permits required during these days. The final Community Garage Sale will take place the second week of October, coinciding with the Kiwanis Oktoberfest.

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-good. 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.

WA Library Summer Reading Program

Summer reading storytimes and crafts include multi-aged programs with fun activities, dances, songs, stories and more. Campfire Tales will take place regularly on Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

Kids can pick up a Weekly Grab and Go Kit that they can complete at the library or take home and finish later. Teen/Tween Grab and Go Kits are outdoor-themed all summer.

Lego Club, for all school-aged children, meets the last Saturday of each month from noon to 1p.m. Build, complete challenges and have fun. Use the library’s LEGOs or bring your own. Please label your container if bringing LEGOs from home.


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.

Community Christian Church

Join us Sunday, July 31, at 6 p.m. for Curt Duncan and Friends, who will be joining us to share Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Everyone is welcome to come worship and sing praises with us. A love offering will be taken. Curt Duncan and Friends will be joining us the last Sunday evening of each month, through September, at 11 Dorsey Akers Drive. Contact the church by phone at 937-839-4988 or visit http://cccwestalex.com.

Salem Lutheran Church

High school and middle school Bible Study takes place every Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

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.

The NALC Disaster Response currently needs empty backpacks and Bibles for children and teens. The deadline for all donations is Sunday, July 31.

Coups for Troops accepts your unwanted coupons for 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.

July’s Special Offering will be sent to Birthright of Eaton.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent