Mostly sunny and warm…High 84. Above normal temperatures thru Sunday
Last call for ‘discounted’ Ride Cards and advance Tickets to the Dixie Classic Fair. Details on the News Blog and Facebook / wbfj
(TODAY) “Making Sense of the Affordable Care Act” –The Shepherd’s Center of Winston-Salem is hosting an educational forum tonight from 7 – 8:30pm at Forsyth Medical Center’s Novant Conference Room. Details: 748-0217 http://www.shepherdscenter.org/news/Affordable%20Care%20Act%20Forum%2010-2013.pdf DO YOUR RESEARCH: Experts suggesting to NOT be too quick to sign up on the new Obamacare Health exchange. Bottom line – BE INFORMED.
According to the Better Business Bureau, scammers are setting up fake healthcare websites claiming to be legitimate and advertising a cheaper rate. The only official government site is healthcare.gov.
The Salvation Army has started the application process for those who will need a little extra assistance during Christmas. Sign-ups are happening this week in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Asheboro and Stokes County. More information about applying for assistance with your local Salvation Army including times, dates and locations: http://myfox8.com/2013/09/30/salvation-army-taking-christmas-assistance-applications/
Wanna help? Salvation Army needs volunteers to ring the bell at their Red Kettles this season. Call 245-2083 www.SalvationArmyWS.org
Great holiday stocking stuffer: A new book by Franklin Graham “Operation Christmas Child: A Story of Simple Gifts” celebrates 20 years of delivering more than 100 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in over 130 countries. The book tells the story of how OCC began with pictures and testimonials. BTW: National Collection Week: November 18-25. www.samaritanspurse.org/article/occ-book/
Gary Cone principal at Paisley Magnet School has been named “principal of the year” with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Cone is in his seventh year at Paisley. http://www.journalnow.com/
Day 3 of the partial government shut-down: About 30 employees who work for the EPA (or Environment Protection Agency) out of the Research Triangle Park spent yesterday morning volunteering at Herndon Park in Durham, pruning trees, putting down mulch and picking up trash. Most saying that volunteering helps them deal with the stress of the shutdown. WRAL BTW: The last time the government shutdown during the Clinton administration: 21 days long
Blown tire: Investigators saying now that a tire malfunctioned, causing a deadly chain reaction in that church bus crash that claimed the lives of eight people on Wednesday. The church bus was carrying 18 senior citizens on their way back home to Front Street Baptist Church in Statesville from a retreat in Gatlinburg. CNN reporting that the church bus, an SUV and a tractor trailer were involved in the accident. http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/03/us/tennessee-church-bus-crash/index.html?hpt=us_c2
Volunteers needed: “Meals on Wheels” in Forsyth County needs 100 volunteers over the next 100 days, to help deliver meals to the county’s 1,200 clients during the busiest time of the year. Interested? Call 721-6910 www.seniorservicesinc.org
(UPDATE) Tropical Storm Karen has formed in the Caribbean. Karen is the 11th named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. The storm could impact the US Gulf Coast this weekend. http://www.weather.com/news/weather-hurricanes/tropical-storm-hurricane-karen-20131003 National Hurricane Center http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
DOT: Dozens of new traffic cameras will be added by the end of this week. A new project includes upgrading the region’s traffic camera network. Workers have installed 76 new cameras making 168 total cameras around Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point.
Job Coach Randy Wooden with the Goodwill Professional Center. Topic: Social media in the Job Hunt. BTW: Randy facilitates a ‘Free workshop’ every Thursday. Check out Randy’s latest article this Sunday in the Winston-Salem Journal. 776 – 6822 www.GoodwillProfessionalCenter.org
Traffic Alert in Winston-Salem/: Highway 52 NB near Sprague Street…just past the Hwy 52 / I-40 interchange. **LEFT lane is CLOSED because of bridge work over Waughtown Street Expect heavy delays on 52 NB (and I-40) during the morning and afternoon rush thru October 13? http://tims.ncdot.gov/TIMS/IncidentDetail.aspx?id=427509
VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150
QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”
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