West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Chad Dennison, Harold Crowe, Michael McCoy, Gabbi Cooper, Sharon McKee, Kris Baker, Lysle Lindloff, Derick Meyers, Melissa Davis, Elizabeth Mohr, Jean Deleranko, Vickie Unger, Kimberly Blankenship, Colin VanKirk, Kathy Landwehr, Kim Valentine, Erin Tebbe, J.J. Utz, Rebecca Wright, Zoey Bailey, Andrew Wetzel, Kelly Cooper.

Anniversaries this week: Steve and Regina Moses, Jim and Connie Wells.

American Legion

Ladies Night and Euchre every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. with a 50/50 raffle.

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

Rock the Jukebox Friday, Feb. 15, 8-11 p.m.

Valentine’s Dance Saturday, Feb. 16, from 8 p.m. to midnight at James E. Ryan, Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 S.

WABO Sign-ups

Final day for West Alexandria Baseball Organization Recreation League signups, for girls and boys ages 5-15 years as of April 1, will be Feb. 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.

Coyote Contest

Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring a Coyote Contest February 7, 8, 9, and 10 on the corner of Preble County Line Road and Germantown Road. Entry fee is $25, due prior to the contest. Weigh-in, from 11a.m.-1p.m., and prize money awarded on Sunday, February 10. Six dog maximum per entry. Contact: Paul Price 5495 Preble County Line Road, Lewisburg, OH 45338, or 937-248-1083, pprice5755@gmail.com or Joe Antku 937-901-0794, jajr2752@aol.com

S&S P&P 4-H Club

Spic’n Span Pots’n Pans 4-H Club, established in 1970, started meeting on Monday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. in the Salem Lutheran Fellowship Hall. We meet every Monday and welcome new members! 4-H members must be at least 8 years old or in the third grade to compete in the Junior Fair. All fair project registrations must be turned in by the end of March. Meetings consist of 4-H business, working on fair projects, snacks and games. We cover domestic, animal, and miscellaneous projects. We complete several community projects throughout the year. Contact Carol Lunsford, Founder and Head Advisor, for additional information at 937-839-4085.

WACOCA Annual Hymn Sing

The WACOCA Annual Hymn Sing will be hosted by St. John Lutheran Church, Ingomar, Sunday, Feb. 17, beginning at 7 p.m. Come enjoy musical performances and sing along on hymn selections from various community churches. Light refreshments will be served afterward during a time of fellowship, located at 2139 Enterprise Rd.

Church of the Brethren

Our Free Community Meals are the first Wednesday of every month, next on Feb. 6, from 5-6:30p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 22 East Oak St. West Alex.

Salem Lutheran

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

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.

Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study meet the third Saturday of each month, at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

We are accepting your unwanted or expired 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.

St. John Church

Our mission for the month of February is Habitat or Humanity.

We provide a meal for the Homeless Shelter the last Thursday of each month.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent