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Birthdays: Cody Bryant, Brendon Myers, Wyatt Beneke, Holly Robbins, Danyel Lipps, Rick Rivers, Annie Morris, Michael Mullins, Mason Crews, Victoria Watts, In memory of Kim Williams Bitner and Melissa Beneke

Anniversaries: Ray and Mary Suggs, Joe and Dianna Wall, Patrick and Kristy Papczun

American Legion

Post 322 New Year’s Eve Dance is Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 8 until midnight. Flat Out Band will perform and there will be pork, sauerkraut and mashed potatoes as well as Champagne at midnight. Cost is $10 per person, limited to 140. Tickets are on sale now in the Canteen at James E. Ryan Post 322, 1477 U.S. 35 South in West Alexandria.

TV Rod and Gun Club

Venison for Food Banks

The Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club semi-annual Turkey Shoot takes place every Sunday through April 21, 2014. Starting time is 1 p.m. This event is open to everyone and we hope to see a nice crowd. This is our main fundraiser each year. Come on out and win turkeys, hams, bacon and packages of mixed kinds of meat. Money shoots are also held.

The Venison for Food Banks of Preble County program is on-going. Anyone who takes a deer can donate all or part of the meat for the Foodbanks. We have sponsors who will take care of the processing fees. You may contact Brad Turner, Preble County Game Warden, or Curtis Early at 937-533-3226.


The Foodbank will provide a holiday basket and children’s gifts for families who qualify and live in the Twin Valley School District. This holiday season we invite everyone to learn more about the Foodbank ministry and become a partnership with us in sharing the “spirit of giving.” You may do this by adopting a family, providing an item for the holiday baskets, or making a donation to the Foodbank. 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.

Items needed are tuna, egg noodles, pork & beans, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, chicken noodle soup, and shampoo. Foodbank Sunday is the first Sunday of each month at Salem and St. John Lutheran Churches where non-perishables, that are not expired, can also be donated.

St. John Lutheran

The Youth Christmas Service will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22. St. John Lutheran is located at 2139 Enterprise Rd.

A Candlelight Christmas Eve Service will begin with special music at 7 p.m. and Worship at 7:30 p.m.

The Christmas Giving Project will continue to support Children’s Services here in Preble County. On behalf of St. John, thank you all for helping to support the children of this community.

Calvary Baptist Church

Calvary Baptist Church has started a Good News Bible Club for students in grades K-4 at the TVS Middle School. Contact Wayne Cook at 937-336-9600 or Linda Cook 336-9500 for more information.

St. John Church

The Christmas Eve Communion Service will be December 24 at 7:30p.m. followed by our Youth Candlelight Service at 11p.m. at St. John Church, 20 E. South Street. Contact the church at 937-839-4218.

Salem Lutheran Church

Jr. Lutherans will meet Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. for their Christmas Party.

The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will meet Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

The Candlelight Christmas Cantata and Pageant will begin at 7 p.m. on Dec. 24 and will feature our Hand Bell Choir, Chancel Choir and Pageant participants with the true message of Christmas.

There will be a Christmas Carol Service of Holy Communion on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, at 10:30 a.m.

Social Outings of Salem, (S.O.S.) group will have a New Year’s Eve Party from 7 p.m. until midnight at the home of Pastor and Merrie Nunnally. Please bring an appetizer to share.

Salem Church offices will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.

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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