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Birthdays: Dan Bassler, Skyelur Weber, Mara Bassler, Sue Combs, Dick Campbell, Kim Fergus, Suzanne Rivers, Matthew Cornett, Claire Sebald, Kaleb Cornett, Kaylee Johnson, Levi Back, Kasen Cole, Maddyn Davis, Megan Unger, Susan Ackerman, Jandee Mowell, in memory of Josephine Roselius

Anniversaries: Carl and Kathi Petelle, Taylor and Ryan Shelton, Steve and Cathy Snyder

Farmers Market

The Farmers’ Market and More is located at Peace Park and will be held each Thursday from 5-8 p.m., May 1 to August 28. This family friendly market will showcase local food vendors, local produce, local entertainment, local independent consultants including but not limited to Avon and Tupperware, and many local crafters.

Space is still available if you wish to be a vendor. Spaces are 10 x 10 and are $2 a week or $20 for the whole season. We offer free parking and have public restrooms. All money raised is used by the Celebration Committee to provide the community with fireworks for July 4. Contact Carol Lunsford at 839-4085 for additional information. Our Rubber Duck Regatta is coming June 21 at the American Legion from 5 -8 p.m.!

American Legion

A Steak Fry will be held Saturday, May 16, from 5-7:30 p.m. at James E. Ryan Post 322, 1477 SR 503 S in West Alexandria.

SAL Golf Tournament, Sunday, May 18, at Penn Terra Golf Course. Tee off at 8 a.m. Tournament is limited to 25 four-person teams. Sign-up in the Canteen. Cost is $200 per team. The full $200 must be paid when you sign up.

Memorial Day Services, Sunday, May 25, begin at 7 a.m. with an Honor Guard Breakfast at Post 322. We will leave for various cemeteries at 8 a.m.. The Deck Ceremony will be at Post 322 at 11 a.m.. Sugar Grove Cemetery Services will be at 2 p.m. on St. Rt. 503 North.

TVS Band Itinerary

The High School Band will perform in the Kings Island Music Festival, Saturday, May 10, at Loveland High School and at Kings Island Amusement Park.

The next High School Band Concert will be in the Auditorium, May 13, at 7 p.m., and will include the fifth and sixth grade bands. Band Awards and Election of Officers will immediately follow this concert. The Middle School Band Concert will be held Tuesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium.

Community Band Calendars

Community Band Calendars for 2014/15 are available to order until May 15. Enter your club meetings, sporting events, reunions, birthdays, anniversaries and more at .50 per listing. Calendars are $6 each. Contact any TVS band member or Band Booster President, Kathy Landwehr, by calling 937-336-2511 or 839-4325. Visit our facebook page: Twin Valley South High School Band.

Blessing of the Bikes Dam/Poker Run Benefit

A Blessing of the Bikes, Dam/Poker Run Benefit for Firefighter/Paramedic Andy Eck will begin Saturday, May 10 at 9 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church for Breakfast (freewill offering). Salem Lutheran Church is located at 70 E. Dayton Street (Rt 35) in West Alexandria. A Bible Study will begin at 10 a.m., Blessing of the Bikes at 10:15 a.m. and the Dam/Poker Run sign-up by 10:45 a.m. Cost is $10 per bike, $15 per couple. The Dam/Poker Run will start at 11 a.m. There are lots of Door Prizes and a 50/50 Raffle. We will finish up at Buckeye Jake’s for awards and dinner around 3 p.m. Buckeye Jake’s will donate 10 percent of your food purchase to Andy’s Benefit; coupon provided at Poker Run. Call Diana Wall, 937- 839-5326.

Benefit for Andy Eck

On Saturday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Buckeye Jake’s, 13 E. Dayton Street, will donate 10% of your food purchases, with coupon, to offset medical bills for Andy Eck. Andy has been battling von Hippel Lindau Disease, a rare, genetic disease that causes tumors to grow in various parts of his body and organs, necessitating surgeries on a regular basis. Coupons available at Salem Lutheran Church or by contacting Wanda Devilbiss on facebook, or by calling 937-839-5483.


Needs are ramen noodles, pork & beans, egg noodles, can pasta, shampoo, toothpaste, and bath soap. You may contact the Foodbank at 839-1615. Hours are Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at St. John Church, 20 East South Street. The first Sunday of each month, non-perishable donations can be brought to Salem and St. John Lutheran Churches.

Calvary Baptist Church

Calvary Baptist Church hosts a Good News Bible Club for students in grades K-4 at the TVS Middle School. The club meets every Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m. as long as school is open. Contact Wayne Cook at 937-336-9600 or Linda Cook 336-9500 for more information.

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

The Women of the ELCA will host a Mother/Daughter Banquet on May 9. A great menu is planned along with enjoyable entertainment. Come for an evening of food, fun, favors, and loving fellowship. The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m.. Prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages ten and under. Contact the church office to reserve your tickets.

Clothesline Campaign - Hanging Out Human Trafficking to Dry! Invest in one or several of their clothespins — available for $5, $10 or $20 each — and benefit Oasis House and the programs and services they offer.

The Youth Group is organizing its annual yard sale fundraiser. Proceeds from the sale will help fund the mission trip to Arkansas in June. The sale dates are May 9 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) and May 10 (8 a.m.-3 p.m.) at Trinity in Lewisburg, located at 511 North Commerce Street.

On Sunday, May 18, St. John will celebrate Holy Humor Sunday featuring the Life in Christ Circus Clowns during worship service. There will be plenty of laughter, plenty of Gospel and plenty of balloons. Worship service begins at 9 a.m. You don’t want to miss it!

Dayton Dragons Outing will be Monday, June 30 at 7 p.m. There are still plenty of tickets available to attend The Dayton Dragons versus the Lake County Captains. Invite your family and friends. Reserve your tickets today by calling or emailing the office with your desired number. Seating is located in the stands, not the lawn. Tickets are $5 each and are on a first come first serve basis until our allotted quantity is gone. Payment for tickets is due by May 1.

Sunday Worship Services: 9 a.m., Sunday School: 10:15 a.m. at 2139 Enterprise Rd. 937-839-5321. Please visit our website, www.stjohningomar.org or email stjohningomar@swohio.twcbc.com.

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church

SWELCA is collecting socks, all sizes, for April Showers. All donations go to the Once Around Shop in Eaton. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Please phone the church office, 937-839-4210.

Salem Lutheran Youth Organization, friends, parents and members are needed for our Town Walk on Saturday, May 10 at 11 a.m. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall before delivering copies of our youth group calendar around town. We will be taking a trip after Worship on May 18, to Heaven’s Corner Zoo. This trip is free to youth group members, potential members and a friend. We will meet at the Fellowship Hall at 12:45 p.m. to carpool to the zoo. Call Lindsay Watson with any questions at 937-733-6560. Salem LYO will be hosting a soup luncheon directly after worship services on the first Sunday of each month in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is by donation. The collected funds will assist the youth attending the ELCA National Youth Gathering in 2015. Youth Committee Meetings will be held the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. These meetings are open to all youth, parents and members who would like to contribute ideas for the youth. Contact Youth Director, Lindsay Watson, at 601-788-4532 or email SalemLutheranChurchLYO@gmail.com.

S.O.S. (Social Outings of Salem) will be attending a Dayton Dragons Baseball game, May 9. Contact Diana Wall at (937) 839-5326 for more information, or to suggest possible future outings.

Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will meet in the Fellowship Hall, Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 a.m. All men are welcome to join us.

Marie Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Applications are available for members in the Church Office Secretary’s door. Completed application and required documents are due no later than July 15 and can be returned to the Church Secretary’s office or mailed to Salem Lutheran Church, 70 E. Dayton Street. For additional information, contact Darlene Bassler at (937) 839-5073.

A special offering is being received for the Good Samaritan Fund to support the Andrew Eck family, assisting with unusual medical expenses. Please mark your check or envelope accordingly.

Coups for Troops was created to assist families of those who serve our country in the U.S. military. Commissaries overseas accept manufacturer coupons up to two months past expiration. Save your recently expired or current coupons and place them in the basket provided in the church library. Please no pet supplies or local restaurants.

Each Sunday, Children’s Choir meets at 9:20 a.m., Sunday School classes for all ages begin at 9:30 a.m. and Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. “Like” our facebook page to get the latest news related to our congregation, listed as Salem Lutheran Church of West Alexandria.

WA Library

May Schedule

Get Caught Reading Month – All Month – All Ages – What better place to read than the library! Get caught reading at the library this month and receive a small treat.

Car Care Month – All Month – Adults – Each time an adult visits the library they can sign up to win our car care gift bucket. Also pick up a sheet about car care and resources the library has to help you take care of your car.

To report West Alex. community, club, organization, family or church news, call Mary Lunsford at 839-5554 or e-mail: meeerylou@aol.com

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