West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Ross Lunsford, Jim Jellison, Steven Byrd, Isabel King, Nora Armstrong, Sheryl Byrd, Brecken Bassler, Jodi Stacy, Payton Caplinger, Jennifer Fox, Ethel Wysong, Zach Guehring, Jan Koeller, Leslie Gray, Donnie Jones, Jeylon Van Zant, David Yarger, Sue Flora, Logan Woods, Jayna Ray, Lily Bailey, Abigail Schmidt, Jonathan Schmidt and Pam Deeter.

WABO Opening Day

West Alexandria Baseball Organization Little League Opening Day will be Saturday, April 27. A parade will end at the WABO park for opening ceremonies, followed by the introduction of teams, announcements, and baseball! The concession stand will be open for snacks. Come and enjoy our little league Opening Day!

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.

Smoked Chicken or BBQ Pork Chop Dinners

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is selling Smoked Chicken or BBQ Pork Chop Dinners on Sunday, May 19, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 73 N. Main Street, next to Subway. All funds raised from this fundraiser will be used to help pay for toys purchased for Santa Villa and the July 4 fireworks. Food prepared by Hog Wild Smokehouse Ribs. Half a smoked chicken with dinner roll, applesauce and choice of green beans or baked beans is $7. A 3/4 lb. smoked pork chop with dinner roll, applesauce and choice of green beans or baked beans is $8. Orders need to be placed by May 13 to ensure you get a dinner. Any extra meals are sold on a first-come first-serve basis. Orders may be called into Carol Lunsford at 839-4085 with your order, name and phone number.

American Legion

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.

SAL Golf Tourney: get your foursome registered for Sunday, May 19, at Highland Golf Course in Indiana, at a cost of $200 per team.


The West Alexandria Fire Department BINGO is held every Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m. with open seating; no RSVP, just first come first served. Early Bird Games start at 6 p.m. to help those coming after work. Kid-friendly atmosphere, but all players must be 18 or over. We have several progressive games going on at 25 E. Dayton Street.

Church of the Brethren

Free community meals are the first Wednesday of every month; next on May 1, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 22 East Oak St., West Alexandria.

Salem Lutheran

Salem Annual Mother Daughter Banquet is scheduled for Friday, May 10, at 6p.m. Ticket prices are: children $4.25, adults $8.25.

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