West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Conley Bassler, Dana DeVilbiss, Jaxson Pemberton, Kaily Bassler, Austin Beneke, Jerry Bailey, Cristal Cooper, Waylon Byrd, Joyce Combs, Jay Williams, Dale Spitler, Bryon Bitner, in memory of Harold Maxson, in memory of Steve Studebaker, in memory of Dale Fahrenholz, in memory of Ralph Habekost Jr.

Anniversaries this week: Paul and Donna Sauer, Joe and Diana Wall, Allen and Cheryl Samson.

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 $11 each. For $14, 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 by email with your name and contact information to [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] or you can text or call an order with name and contact information to either 937-336-2027, or 937-2484166. Confirmation of your order will be sent to you within two business days.


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.

Venison for Food Banks

The Venison for Food Banks of Preble County program is on-going. 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.

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 Celebration Committee

West Alexandria Celebration Committee will meet at Kierston’s Coffeestop on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. Anyone who would like to be a part of this wonderful committee is welcome to attend. The committee raises funds to help pay for the July 4 fireworks and Party in the Park, Santa Villa, and have begun taking over the Oktoberfest, formerly known as the Kiwanis Oktoberfest.

Library News

A special Storytime will take place Saturday, Jan. 7, from 11 a.m.-noon, at 16 N. Main Street. Storytimes include a snack, a fun craft, and a story, and sometimes can get messy, so don’t wear your favorite shirt.

Winter Reading Storytime will be held every Wednesday in January and February starting at 1 p.m.


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.

CCC Community Remembrance Candlelight Service

Join Community Christian Church on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. as we celebrate Christmas by remembering those loved ones who have died. Whether you lost a loved one this year or years ago, join us as we honor and remember their lives and their legacies. All are welcome. For special recognition of your loved one during the service, please email your loved one’s date of birth and death, along with a photo and loved one’s name, to [email protected] or drop your photo off at the church. For additional information, call 937-839-4988 or stop by the church at 11 Dorsey Akers Drive.

St. John Church

We offer in-person worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. at 20 E. South St. Visit our website, www.st johnwestalex.net.

Church of the Brethren

Join us for services on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in person, on 99.5FM in the church parking lot at 22 E. Oak St., or live on the WACOB Facebook page.

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

St. John, Ingomar, will offer Holden Evening Prayer services every Wednesday throughout the season of Advent at 7 p.m. at 2139 Enterprise Road.

Services resume Sunday, Jan. 1, at 10 a.m..

The third Saturday of each month, St. John gathers for the Sleep Mat Project at 9 a.m. The group uses plastic grocery bags and crochets the material into sleep mats for the homeless. For questions call 937-839-4350.

Calvary Baptist Church

Adult Choir and Childrens’ Christmas program, He is Here, will take place on Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. at 14 Dorsey Akers Drive.

Salem Lutheran Church

The women provide a meal to the homeless shelter in Eaton on the fourth Monday of every month.

Salem Kids, for children ages 3 through the sixth grade, will resume meeting each Wednesday, starting Jan. 4, with a meal at 6 p.m. and Lessons from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study group meets at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall every third Saturday, next on Dec. 17.

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.

Pastor Dan’s Bible Study meets Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the church lounge or via Zoom.

Coups for Troops accepts your unwanted coupons to be sent to 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 supply coupons.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent