West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: John Bassler, Heather Norton, Anna Kuykendoll, Norma Brubaker, Marilyn Warner, JoEllen Hickey, Jerry Cooper, Becky Lain, Jack Sizemore, Robin Robbins, Dr. John Ulrich, Tammy Straszheim, Nedra Shea, Sylvia Woinarowicz, Tara Elanna Smith, Scott Perry, Mary Lunsford, Wayne Henemyre, Tate Ray, Wesley Studebaker, Gabe Hale, Becky Rivers, Grant Maxson Ulrich, Jerry Cooper, Ben Bassler, Jacob Spencer, John Gray, Kenzi Studebaker, Mark Unger, Joel Unger, Parker Howard, Ellie Belvoe, Shelly Loxley, Jennifer Eck, Carolyn Lowry, Joan Snider, Renee Turpin, in memory of Charles “Smitty” Schmidt.

Anniversaries: The Reverend Mark and Linda Moore, Bob and Joyce Nisius, Mark and Diana Lindloff, Emerson and Polly Voge.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Spring Fling Craft Show

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Spring Fling Craft Show will be held Saturday, April 13, in the Twin Valley South High School Commons. Breakfast is 9-11 a.m. and tickets are pre-sale only. Tickets must be with you in order to be served. Small biscuit and gravy, sausage patty, milk or juice is $4, or a large serving is $5. One doughnut, sausage patty, milk or juice is $4, or a two-doughnut serving is $5. Spring Fling Craft Show is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with lunch available, prepared by Hog Wild Smokehouse Ribs. Proceeds from the craft show will help to provide July 4 fireworks as well as new toys and maintenance for Santa Villa.

Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

New location, new date: The Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m. on the west side practice fields behind the Twin Valley South facilities. There will be prizes for each age category. Bring your own basket or bag to collect the hidden eggs in.

AKS Euchre Tournament and Dance

It’s that time of year again! AKS is holding their annual euchre tournament and dance Saturday, April 13, at 5 p.m. at the American Legion Post 322.

There are 32 spots are open for euchre at $15 per person. Dance will start around 8 p.m. There will be a DJ again this year. As always we will have lots of raffle items, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Shot bar will be available again as well, at 1477 Ohio 503 S.

American Legion Post 322

Euchre and Ladies Night every Wednesday evening. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and Euchre starts at 7 p.m. with a 50/50 raffle. Sr. Fun Bunch meets every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. for music and dancing, at 1477 Ohio 503 South. Rock the Jukebox and carry-in Friday, April 19, from 7-11 p.m. SAL Fish Fry, April 20, cost is $9 for all you can eat from 5-7 p.m. SAL Golf Tourney: get your foursome ready for Sunday, May 19, at Highland Golf Course, in Indiana. $200 per team.

Turkey Shoot, TVRGC

Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring a Turkey Shoot at 1p.m. each Sunday through the end of April. The public is welcome and there is a lunch stand in the Clubhouse. Contact H.K. Steiner at 232-4504, Curtis Early at 533-3226 or Paul Price at 248-1083.

Senior Citizen Dinner

Twin Valley South High School, with the financial support of four local service organizations, will be sponsoring a senior citizen dinner on Tuesday, April 30, at 5:30 p.m. The dinner is free to all senior citizens in the Twin Valley Community Local School District. Reservations may be made by calling the school office at 839-4693 or 839-4688. The deadline for reservations is Monday, April 29. Entertainment will be provided following the dinner. The service groups making the dinner possible are the Alpha Kappa Sorority, Coterie Club, West Alex Lions Club, and West Alex Kiwanis Club.


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.


The Foodbank served 40 households in March. This includes 13 seniors, 72 adults and 41 children for a total of 126 individuals. Needs are pork and beans, oatmeal, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner. 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.

Salem Lutheran

During Lent, Salem Kids, for age 3 years through sixth grade, will meet every Wednesday from 6-6:45 p.m.

Lenten meals are open to the public from March 6 through April 10 each Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m., followed by the Lenten Services at 7 p.m.

Stations of the Cross: On Good Friday, April 19, the Fellowship Hall will be transformed into a Prayer Labyrinth from 10a.m.-4p.m. and 6-10p.m. There will be prayer stations reflecting Christ’s journey to the cross. Our traditional Good Friday service will take place at 7p.m. in the sanctuary, that same day.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast is held every third Saturday at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast, fellowship, prayer and Bible study. The next Men’s Prayer Breakfast is April 20.

Easter Flower Orders: A sign-up sheet for Easter flowers is in the church library. There is a choice of a 3 or 4 bloom Lily for $7.50 or a non-hardy Hydrangea for $11. Final day to sign up is April 7.

Easter Services: 7:30 a.m. Sunrise Service Program presented by LCO and Salem Kids, 8:30 a.m. Breakfast, 9 a.m. Children’s Egg Hunt, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, and 10:30 a.m. Worship Service with Communion.

The Health Ministry will do blood pressure screenings the fourth Sunday of each month, next on April 28. Participants will receive a blood pressure log with current follow-up recommendations, lifestyle modifications and recommendations. Information on blood pressure and strokes is also available.

Coups for Troops is accepting your unwanted and recently expired coupons in the church library. Coupons up to two months expired are accepted at military commissaries.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent