West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Jessica Dudas, Lois Welsh, Valerie Durkle, Jody Guehring, Jasmine Thompson, Ralf Mohr, Matthew Landwehr, Sharon Cooper Bailey, Dan Deeter, Jr., Jeff Johnson, Dr. Matt Studebaker, Aubrey Byrd, Cora Kuykendoll, Nick Guehring, Maggie Hoover.

Anniversaries this week: Ray and Katie Buchanan, Darrell and Christine Bitner

Calling All Past Oktoberfest Queens!

In honor of Alpha Kappa Sorority’s 75-year anniversary, we are honoring past West Alexandria Oktoberfest Queens at the 2016 West Alexandria Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 8. Oktoberfest Queens interested in attending should contact Wendy Chesney, Oktoberfest Chair, at 336-2027 or Bevin Hager, President, at 207-8151 by Oct. 3.

Kiwanis Oktoberfest

The 49th Annual Kiwanis Oktoberfest will take place in Peace Park, Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. We will have the Scarecrow Scamper 5K and 10K race on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and Crowning of the Queen and recognition for Citizen of the Year will follow the opening ceremonies. Oktoberfest Queen applications are available in the TVS HS office.

Enjoy area arts and crafts, music and entertainment, games and contests and great German food and homemade apple butter! Games and contests begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Carved pumpkins and scarecrows must include a card with name and address of participant, and be in place by 2 p.m. on Saturday. Steaks to hold up the scarecrows will be furnished.

The Covered Bridge Run begins Sunday at noon. The Kiddie Tractor Pull begins Sunday at 2 p.m. and there is a $2 entry fee for children ages 3 to 8 years of age.

Entertainment includes Dixie Ryders from 1:30-5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and Something Good on Sunday from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m.

Additional parking is available at Dow Chemical and also at Paramount Plastic, just east of Peace Park on East Dayton Street. Contact John DeVilbiss at 839-5483 for more information.

TVRGC Turkey Shoot and Youth Pheasant Hunt

Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring a Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. each Sunday through the end of November. The public is welcome, and there is a lunch stand in the clubhouse.

There will be a Youth Pheasant Hunt at Ulrich’s Hunting Preserve, 4964 Enterprise Road, Saturday, Oct. 15. There will be two seasons: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. with complimentary lunch at noon for both sessions. The hunt is open to youth 12-17 years of age who have completed a Hunter Education Course. Proof of certification is required.

The hunt is free but limited to 20 participants with two rooster pheasants per hunter. Contact H.K. Steiner at 232-4504, Curtis Early at 533-3226 or Paul Price at 248-1083.

American Legion

A fish fry will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, from 5-7:30 p.m. with a 50/50 raffle.

A Battle of the Sexes will be held Friday, Oct. 21, from 8 p.m. to midnight with a DJ, games, prizes and 50/50 raffle.

Kids Halloween Party will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6-8 p.m. at the Legion Hall.

The Senior Fun Bunch meets every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. for music and dancing.

Euchre takes place every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. with a 50/50 raffle.

Rock the Jukebox Friday, Oct. 7 from 8 p.m. until midnight at James E. Ryan, Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 S.


Set your calendars for BINGO every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m., BINGO calling starts at 6 p.m., come early, get a good seat and start your luck with some pull offs. All proceeds benefit the West Alexandria Firemens Association and Department. WA Fire/EMS are selling pavers for a donor/memorial walk-way to be built when the new Fire/EMS station is built. The pavers are $100 each. We are offering a paver with or without a clipart picture. Send us a message and we’ll email you a form or stop by the fire house on Monday nights. Any questions feel free to contact Lt. Brad Shafer at bandc625@icloud.com.


Items needed are mac & cheese, pork & beans, 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 St. John Lutheran Ingomar and Salem Lutheran Church on the first Sunday of each month.

Salem Lutheran Church

The Jr. Lutherans program will begin Wednesday, Oct. 5, with a meal at 6 and program from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children in preschool through sixth grade are welcome to be a part of our Jr. Lutheran program. See you soon!

Catechism Class for those in grades 7 and 8, has begun meeting Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.

Junior Choir has begun practicing Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m.

The women of the church are collecting bars of soap for Lutheran World Relief.

Sept. 26, the LYO will provide a meal for the Homeless Shelter in Eaton.

Coups for Troops collects unwanted grocery coupons, up to two months expired, for troops overseas to use in the Commissaries. There is a basket located in the Church Library.

St. John Lutheran Church Ingomar

St. John Lutheran Women of the ELCA is sponsoring a Guest Night Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The program will be presented by Courtney Griffin and Jenna Hall from the Preble Co. Battered Women’s Shelter. The evening will begin with a salad and dessert buffet. All women are invited and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Jan Spitler by Oct. 8 at 839-4078.

Trunk or Treat will take place Sunday, Oct. 23, from 1:30-3 pm. at St. John Lutheran, Ingomar.

A free CPR, First Aide, AED course will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. If you would like certification, there is a fee of $15. St. John Lutheran will supply a lunch during break. The course is being taught by Firefighter Safe. The course is limited to 100 participants. Call the church office at 839-5321 or email stjohningomar@swohio.twcbc.com with your contact information by Oct. 16.

St. John, Ingomar, continues their Sleep Mat Project, using your donated grocery bags that are cut into strips and woven into sleeping mats for homeless shelters and charitable organizations. 112 mats have been completed and donated as of Aug. 31. For more information, contact Linda Kottke.

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald