West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Mayor Carol Lunsford, Dawn Orr, Mike Guehring, Christine Hackworth Slater, Lyndsay House, John Coffman, Tina Strong, Gus Ross, Zachary Schmidt, Bruce Hacker, Lily Wharton, Cristal Cooper, Waylon Byrd, Kourtney Johnson, Tammie Bitner, Laura Rosella’s, Trey Smith, Dalton Cornett, Danny Smith, Douglas J. Schmidt, Connor McNinch, Clara Wienhoff, Paula Durkle, Carol Torge, Rick Eby, Linda Williams, Dick Parker, Mike Paulus, Henry Drexler, in memory of Harold Mason.

Anniversaries this week: Ross and Erica Childers, Wayne and Heather Henemyre, Buzz and Kit Miller, Larry and Suzi Justice

WABO Signups

West Alexandria Baseball Organization Recreation League signups, for girls and boys ages 5-15 years as of April 1, will be held Jan. 26, Feb. 2, and 9, downstairs in the Fellowship Hall at Salem Lutheran Church on E. Dayton Street, from 2-4 p.m. Registration forms can be accessed on the Facebook site under West Alexandria Baseball Organization. No registrations will be accepted after March 2.


The West Alexandria Fire Dept. BINGO is held every Thursday with Early Bird Games starting at 6 p.m. to help out those coming after work. Kid-friendly atmosphere, but all players must be 18 or over. Doors open at 5 p.m. with open seating; no RSVP, just first come first served. We have several progressive games going on that carried over from last season, 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 Foodbanks. 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.

Salem Lutheran

Salem Kids, for age 3 years through sixth grade, meet every Wednesday, starting with a meal at 6p.m and program at 6:30 p.m.

The Annual Congregational Meeting will take place following the 10:30 a.m. worship on Jan. 27.

Jr. Choir rehearses every Sunday at 10 a.m. upstairs. Catechism meets every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Middle School Bible Study meets Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and an Adult Midweek Bible Study takes place every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m.

We are accepting your unwanted coupons for troops overseas: a basket is located in the church library. Commissaries will accept coupons up to two months expired.

We supply a meal to the Homeless Shelter the fourth Monday of each month.

Salem Haiti Team is accepting donations of new, solid-colored, light-weight hats and visors, with bills, to supply for the Girls Club to decorate during the Haiti Mission trip this year.

Youth for Christ

Youth For Christ, for children in grades 6-12, meets every Wednesday from 6:45-8:30 p.m. for snacks, games and devotions. Churches in West Alexandria sponsor YFC and rotate meetings as follows: the first Wednesday at First Baptist on Ivy Lane, the second Wednesday at Church of the Brethren on Oak Street, the third Wednesday at Community Christian on Dorsey Acres Road and the fourth Wednesday at Salem Lutheran Church on E. Dayton Street. If there is a fifth Wednesday, the location will be announced.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent