West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Ethan Bowermaster, Lori Clark, Gavin Armstrong, Dick Carlson, Sheryl Brownlee, Larry Warner, Tonna Miller, Stephanni Smith, Oakley King, Jaelynne King, Chad Wentlender, Michael Meyers, Carter Haines, Brynlee Unger, Helen Voge, J.T. Robbins, Laura Unger, Dee Mattis, Dusty McCoy, Brad Wright, Lindsey Cole, Nicole Simon, Ava Clark, Ryan Haines, Lux Hildebolt, Jayce Mowell, Presley Holthaus, Steve Sizemore, Sean Maggard, Emilee Jones, Logan Suchland, Lyndsay Woodard, Cliff Johnson, Deb Smith, Kenley Suchland, in memory of Mary Maxson and Paul Baker

Anniversaries this week: Tim and Cindy Hoffman, Jim and Julia Jones, Lance and Jandee Mowell, Dale and Margaret Degler, Dan and Joyce Deeter, Terry and Sandy Chapman

Baked Steak Dinner

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is selling baked steak dinners for $7 each on Sunday, July 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Police Department, next to Subway on Ohio 503 North. Pre-order by Wednesday, July 13, to ensure your order. Orders can be made by phone to Carol Lunsford, 839-4085, be mailed to Celebration Committee c/o Michelle Laughlin 41 West Second Street, or dropped off at the Pin Up Shoppe at 50 W. Second Street. Thank you for your support! Please visit our weekly Farmers’ Market in Peace Park every Thursday from 5-8 p.m., May through September.

Class of 1958

Don Eby, West Alex graduate of 1958, will be in Ohio in July and would like to visit with folks who knew him then. Arrangements are being made for lunch at Rob’s in Brookville, at noon on on Friday, July 15. If you want to join us you are welcome. It is appreciated if you are included in the reservation by contacting Karen (Ledwell) Buriff at 937-456-9523 or Karen (Vogue) Cottingim at 937-452-3325 on or before Wednesday, July 13. Please leave your name and preferred number to reach you if there is no answer when you call. There is no telling when we will have our last gathering, so you should plan to come to this time, if you can at all. We look forward to being surprised by some who have rarely or never attended.


Needs are ramen noodles, pancake mix, syrup, shampoo, and toothpaste. The Foodbank is open from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays and is located at St. John Church, 20 E. South Street. Contact the Foodbank at 839-1615 for additional information. Non-perishable donations can also be dropped off at Salem and St. John Lutheran Churches the first Sunday of each month.

GBCC Ladies Retreat

Grace Brethren Community Church, 3110 U.S. 35 East, is holding the Sixth Annual Ladies Retreat on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Mark your calendar, save the date and plan to come join us for a day full of fun, laughter, singing and praising in the Lord. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. A coffee/pastry bar will be offered in the fellowship hall during registration for all who arrive before 9:50 a.m. The retreat begins promptly at 10 a.m. Guest speaker, Sister Bertha Grauman, will be speaking to us on “Making a Difference.” There will be several breakout sessions facilitated by: Sister Melissa Owens (Table Talk), Sister Marnita Sorrell (Stress Free with Jesus), Sister Betty Glander (‘Let Your Light Shine’ DIY craft), and Sisters Bonnie Anderson and Toni Gilbert (‘Christmas in July’ DIY craft).

Lunch will be provided along with a silent auction table having a variety of items to bid on. A love offering for our speakers and workshop workers will be taken. For more information you may contact Sister Stephanie Lanthrop, GBCC retreat coordinator at 937-437-0474 or Sister Marnita Sorrell, GBCC pastor’s wife at 937 733-8172. Send your name, address (city, state, and zip), phone number and home church affiliation to the address above or email this information to: [email protected]

Community VBS

W.A.C.O.C.A. Community Churches are sponsoring Bodyworx Laboratories Vacation Bible School July 18-22 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the First Brethren Church, 28 E. Third Street. Children from Preschool through sixth grade will enjoy amazing activities, games, crafts, music and great Bible lessons. Parents can register their children online at walexvbs.doodlekit.com. For additional information, call the church at 839-4159.

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

Dayton Women of the ELCA are hosting “Advance – Don’t Retreat” at Golden Gate Park in Brookville, July 16 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Our purpose is to raise awareness of the issues of human trafficking of women and children in our communities, celebrate those who’ve survived and thank God for our caring community of Christian women. Registration, through July 10, will be $20. Registration includes continental breakfast, box lunch and snacks. Registration forms can be found on our church website: http://www.stjohningomar.org/

Holden Prayer Around the Cross services will be held from 7-7:30 p.m. once a month on Wednesday, July 13, Aug. 10 and Sept. 14. These evenings of prayer are held outside under the picnic shelter so we can end our days on a positive and peaceful note.

Lorey Collins is holding dog obedience classes for beginners behind the church on Saturday mornings from 9-11 a.m. for six sessions, ending July 24. There will be no classes July 4 weekend. St. John Lutheran members are offered half price, at $50 for all six sessions. Non-member price is $100 for all six sessions. Former attendees may have a refresher course for free. For additional information, contact Lorey at 937-787-4026.

We will be making sleeping mats for the homeless at the church on Saturday, June 18 from 9-11a.m. and are accepting donations of brightly-colored grocery bags.

St. John Church

The July Mission of the month is for the TVS Special Needs Fund.

We will provide supper to the Homeless Shelter on July 28.

St. John Youth meet Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

Salem Lutheran Church

The Women of the Church invite women from area churches to their Summer Splash, Tuesday, July 19, at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Contact the church at 839-4210 or SWNALC President Brenda Wright at 456-3018 to RSVP no later than July 14. Come and enjoy fun, fellowship and food together!

The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study invites others to join them for breakfast, Bible study, fellowship and prayer the third Saturday of each month, this July 16, in the Fellowship Hall.

Our Mission for the month of July will be for W.A.C.O.C.A. providing for emergency needs in the area.

Applications for the Marie Reynolds Scholarship are due to the Church Secretary’s Office by July 15.

Sunday, July 17, immediately following Worship, we will meet in the Fellowship Hall for A Trip to the Holy Land, presented by Pastor Phil. As you are able, bring a salad or dessert as meat and drinks will be provided.

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald