West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Carol Wentlender, Connie Wells, Gail Warling Marit, Diana Wall, Emily Froment Hemmelgarn, Mary Warrick, Shirley Jellison, Corey Dawson, Joey Latvala, Haylee Petelle, Dr. Mark Ulrich, Hayden Howard, Jamie Beneke, Mary Lou Lehmann, Tyler D. Schmidt, Ann Cooper, Katie Bassler, Noelle Bassler, Andrew Parizek, Anne Marie Wysong, Michael Crews, P.Q. Wright, Ava Watts, Taylor Helling

Anniversaries this week: Jamie and Dianna Beneke, Andy and Jennifer Eck

Smoked Chicken or Pork Dinner

The WA Celebration Committee is sponsoring their Smoked Dinners on Sunday, March 18. Half chicken dinner costs $7 and a 3/4 lb.pork chop dinner costs $8, prepared by Hog Wild Smokehouse Ribs. Pick up dinners beside Subway on North Main St. between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.. Place orders by Wednesday, March 14, to ensure your dinner. Mail orders to: Celebration Committee c/o Michelle Laughlin, 41 W. Second St. W. Alexandria, OH 45381 or drop off orders at The Pin Up Shoppe, 50 W. Second St. Phone orders to Carol Lunsford at 839-4085. Thank you or your support! The WA Celebration Committee provides fireworks for July 4 and new toys for Santa Villa.

S&S P&P 4-H Club

Spic’n Span Pots’n Pans 4-H Club, established in 1970, is now meeting every Monday at 4 p.m., in the Salem Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. We welcome new members! Cloverbuds include activities for children ages 5-8, and 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 and 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.

American Legion

All-you-can-eat Breakfast on Sunday, March 4, from 8-11 a.m.

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

Ladies Night and Euchre every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. with a 50/50 raffle at James E. Ryan, Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 S.

World Day of Prayer

This year’s World Day of Prayer will be held at Church of the Brethren on Friday, March 2. Time is to be determined. Any ladies that would like to participate can contact Ruby Shockey at 336-2657 and should plan to attend a prep meeting on Friday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m.

Good News Club

The Good News Club, for students in grades K-5, meets at Twin Valley South Middle school every Tuesday when there is school, from 3:30-5p.m. in Mrs. Coffman’s room. For more information contact Wayne or Linda Cook at 937-336-9500.

St. John Church

Our mission for January collected $455 for the West Alex Food Bank.

We are still requesting Christian Devotionals and Inspirational Fiction books.

The first Sunday of each month we supply a meal to the Homeless Shelter.

*This is a correction since this was published as St. John Lutheran last week.

Salem Lutheran Church

During Lent, Jr. Lutherans will run 6-6:45 p.m. Children in Preschool through sixth grade are welcome to be a part of our Jr. Lutherans program. In case of inclement weather when school is closed, there will be no Jr. Lutherans. Check with the church by calling 939-4210.

Lenten Meals are offered every Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. before the 7 p.m. Lenten services, and will continue through March 21.

Come Feb. 25 to our Health Ministry, which takes place every fourth Sunday, offering blood pressure screenings in the church offices after church. Participants will receive a log with follow-up recommendations and lifestyle modification recommendations. Additional information on BP and strokes available. Contact Rhonda Wright or Vickie Unger for more information.

Coups for Troops accepts unwanted grocery coupons, up to two months expired, for troops overseas to use in the Commissaries. A basket is located in the Church Library.

The fourth Monday of every month, Salem provides a meal for the Homeless Shelter in Eaton.

Worship is offered the first Sunday of each month, at 1:30 p.m., at Vancrest of Eaton.

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald