West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Jace Beneke, Joshua Chapman, Wendell Webb, Lily Naudascher, Jim Wells, Adam Beneke, Nancy Erslan, Brandon Fox, Eric Haston, Cyndy McCoy Smith, Regina Moses, Christopher Petelle, Lula Cunningham, Olivia Glander, Glenda Lawson, Doris Pollet, Nina Baker, in memory of Bill Bowser

Anniversaries this week: David and Donele Rice, Tim and Donna Beneke, Robert and Loretta Turpin, Andy and Brandy Parizek, John and Wanda DeVilbiss,

WA Fire/EMS Donor Memorial Walk Way

WA Fire/EMS are selling pavers for a donor/memorial walk way to built when the new Fire/EMS station is built. The pavers are $100 each,we are offering a paver with a clipart picture or without. Without the clipart you get three lines of text, 20 characters per line including spaces. With the clipart you get three lines of text, 15 characters per line including spaces. We are offering 30 different choices for clipart. We have each of the military branches, medical, fire, LE fields, your favorite animal or sport. Print off the picture on our facebook, 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 [email protected] The WAFD/EMS thanks you for your continued support.

TVS open for registration

TVS MS/HS office will be open from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on Aug. 1. The first day for students will be Aug. 17. Students new to the district may register beginning Wednesday, Aug. 3. To register a new student, parents need to bring a birth certificate, medical records, Social Security number, two proof of residency, and custody papers if applicable. For High School students, please call 839-4693 to schedule an appointment. High school students may pick up schedules beginning Wed. Aug. 3 and schedule changes may be made through Tuesday, Aug. 9.

WA Community Picnic

The annual West Alexandria Community Picnic will be Thursday, Aug. 11 from 4-8 p.m. Come meet the new school superintendent, your teachers, the football team, cheerleaders, and the marching band while enjoying your meal of $1.50 for hot dog or burger, chips and a drink! There are door prizes galore, plus buy chances to win 2 airline tickets to anywhere in the Continental U.S.!

North American Wild Game Cook-off

A Wild Game Cook-off will be held Sunday, July 31, at 6 p.m. in the Toney Building at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton. This event is sponsored by Spic’n Span Pots’n Pans 4-H Club and the Preble County Fair Board. Register by 5 p.m., July 31 and set up between 5 and 6 p.m. May enter more than one class, but only one entry per class. All game animals must be native to North America or have a hunting/trapping or fishing season in North America. Entries will be judged on taste and presentation. Seventy percent of the dish has to be comprised of the game animal or fish for the entry. Food will need to be cooked prior to arrival for the contest. There will be limited area to keep dishes warm while waiting for judging. Entry must have enough for five samples; one per each of the five judges. Entrants must pay for own entrance to the fair. Prizes for classes are: $25 to each class winner, $100 for grand champion winner. Classes are include big game: whitetail deer, bear, moose, pronghorn, caribou and elk. Small game: squirrel, rabbit, raccoon, groundhog and beaver. Fish: any wild game fish. Bird: any wild game bird. exotic: turtle, lynx, armadillo, frog-legs, rattlesnake and alligator. Contact the Preble County Fairgrounds by calling 456-3748.

SSPP Junior Fair Prelim Winners

Spic’n Span Pots’n Pans 4-H Club is reporting preliminary Junior Fair winners for Sewing, Food and Nutrition and Miscellaneous projects. Sewing results:

Sewing for Fun: Elaine Rhoades, State Fair Alternate and Briana Henemyre, Special Mention

Tops for Tweens: Lynnlee Voge, Special Mention

Sundresses and Jumpers: Rebecca Clyburn, State Fair Alternate

Embellish: Kira Chesney, State Fair Delegate

Shopping Savvy: Liberty Chesney, State Fair Alternate

Lauren Cole, State Fair Delegate

Clothes for High School & College: Audrey Chesney, State Fair Alternate,

Food and Nutrition results:

Let’s Start Cooking: Lucy Zimmer, State Fair Alternate

Snack Attack: Madeline Wright, State Fair Delegate

Party Planner: Lauren Cole, State Fair Delegate and Rebekah Sunvold, State Fair Alternate

Racing the Clock to Awesome Meals: Liberty Chesney, State Fair Rep.

Quick Breads: Kira Chesney, State Fair Delegate and Rebecca Clyburn, State Fair Alternative

You’re the Chef: Katelyn Niehaus, State Fair Delegate

Sports Nutrition 1: Paul Cook, State Fair Delegate

Global Gourmet: Audrey Chesney, State Fair Delegate and Malorie Cook, State Fair Alternate

Star Spangled Foods: Lynnlee Voge, State Fair Delegate

Yeast Breads: Kelsie Shafer, State Fair Delegate

Grill Master: Jacob Cook, State Fair Delegate

Beyond the Grill: Kelsie Shafer, State Fair Delegate

Miscellaneous Project results:

Scrapbooking: Emma Leeper, State Fair Delegate

Canning and Freezing: Emma Leeper, State Fair Delegate

Quilting the Best Better: Emma Leeper, Honorable Mention and Hannah Leeper, Honorable Mention

Investigating Electricity: Owen Rhoades, Outstanding of the Day

Discovering 4-H: Riley Robert, Outstanding of the Day

Finishing Up:

Science Fun with Physics: Riley Robert, State Fair Delegate

Science Fun with Dairy Foods: Kira Chesney, State Fair Delegate and Elaine Rhoades, State Fair Alternate

Science Fun with Kitchen Chemistry: Olivia Brooks, State Fair Delegate

Archery: Sofia Leeth, State Fair Delegate

Purrfect Pals: Jayce Mowell, State Fair Alternate

Why Trees Matter: Carly Bricker, State Fair Delegate

Becoming a Puppeteer: Carly Bricker, Outstanding of the Day

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

Holden Prayer Around the Cross services will be held from 7-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10 and Sept. 14. These evenings of prayer are held outside under the picnic shelter so we can end our days on a positive and peaceful note.

Salem Lutheran Church

Celebration Weekend: The weekend of Aug. 20-21 begins with the Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study for breakfast, Bible study, fellowship and prayer on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Come for the Annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 4-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Drive-through service is available through the West side entrance. Featured, are eight flavors of home-made ice cream and delicious home-made chicken and noodles, turkey, BBQ, hot dogs and chili dogs, baked beans, potato salad and homemade cakes and pies served with coffee and punch.

The Annual Rally Day will take place Sunday, Aug. 21, starting with breakfast at 9 a.m., advancement to Sunday School class at 9:30 a.m., and a Balloon Launch at 10a.m.. All school-aged children will celebrate their new, Fall classroom advancement with a celebration.

Salem’s Annual Church Picnic will take place after worship on Sunday, Aug. 21. Join us in the Fellowship Hall for hamburgers, hotdogs and chili dogs, assorted sides, desserts and games for the whole family. Salem is located at 70 E. Dayton Street next to Peace Park. Contact the church by calling 937-839-4210 or by email at: [email protected]

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald