National Pancake Day at I-HOP happening on Tuesday (FEB 28) in support of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Stop by any IHOP restaurant between 7am to 10pm and ask for a FREE short stack of buttermilk pancakes and then make a ‘voluntary donation’ to support the Children’s Miracle Network, specifically in North Carolina, the Duke Children’s Hospital. To find a local I-HOP or to donate online: www.ihoppancakeday.com.
NASCAR has pushed the start of the Daytona 500 to 7pm this evening. The ‘Great American Race’ will be ‘run’ under the lights and in primetime for the first time in its history. Heavy rain all day Sunday forced NASCAR to postpone the event for the first time in its 54-year history. www.nascar.com/races/cup/ http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120227/D9T5RQ3O0.html
Breaking: Five students were shot at a high school in Chardon, Ohio near Cleveland this morning. Police say one student has died. An armed individual (student) entered the cafeteria and opened fire just as the school day was beginning. http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/27/shooting-reported-at-ohio-high-school/?hpt=hp_t1
Pain at the Pump: Gas prices hovering around $3.70 a gallon for regular unleaded in the Triad. According to www.gasbuddy.com the lowest gas prices in Winston-Salem: around $3.60 a gallon at Sam’s Club and Costco. BTW: Gas prices up 30 cents a gallon nationwide over the past month.
FCA ‘March Madness’ Sports Camp is happening this weekend (March 2 – 3) for Middle and High School Boys ages 13 – 19. The organization is still in need of a few more portable basketball goals for the event. More details on how you can help on our events page at wbfj.fm. Phone: 793-0687 www.davidparsons.org
Prayer: International worry and criticism toward Iran is growing after news that an execution order has been signed against a Christian pastor who has been detained since 2009. The U.S. State Department is “deeply concerned” aboutIran’s death sentence against Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani because he refuses to recant his Christian faith. Online petition here: http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2012/February/State-Department-Others-Demand-Iran-to-Release-Pastor/
Pray for the Cretzman family…The ‘going home’ celebration for 3 year old Azlynn Cretzman will be held this evening at 6pm at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Walkertown.The Cretzman family (from Ontario, Canada) are Baptist missionaries raising support to serve in Cuba. Their 3 year old little girl, Azlynn, died last Monday morning when the family’s minivan was involved in an icy crash on I-74 in Surry County. NOTE: You can still help the Cretzman family with funeral and medical expenses through their website ‘cretzmans to cuba . com’ http://cretzmanstocuba.com/
A BLACK-AND-WHITE SILENT FILM WAS THE BIG WINNER AT THE OSCARS SUNDAY NIGHT. The film “The Artist” won a total of five Oscars including Best Picture. Best Actress award went to Meryl Streep for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the movie “Iron Lady”. The Best Supporting Actress award went to Octavia Spencer for her role in “The Help”. And Christopher Plummer made Academy Awards history by becoming the oldest actor to win an Oscar, at the age of 82. RnR
Minnesota-based Malt-O-Meal Company is changing its name to “MOM Brands”, to “better showcase” the company’s growing number of cereal options. The company’s facility in Asheboro (one of 4 production facilities nationwide) employs 215 workers and is currently expanding. Malt-O-Meal is a privately held, family-owned business which began back in 1919 producing one item — Malt-O-Meal Hot Wheat cereal. www.news-record.com/content/2012/02/27/article/randolph_county_employer_changes_name
SEVEN STATES including South Carolina, Ohio and Texas HAVE SUED OVER THE CONTRACEPTION MANDATE IN THE HEALTHCARE LAW. The ADF saying that the mandate violates First Amendment religious freedom rights . The ‘Contraception Mandate’, approved earlier this year, would require religiously-affiliated institutions like colleges and universities to offer contraception and sterilization as part of their health insurance plans.
Nominations for the 43rd annual GMA Dove Awards have been announced. The GMA Dove Awards happens on Thursday, April 19 at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. The List of artists: www.doveawards.com/nominees.php
Wanted: Individuals or groups to sing the National Anthem at the Winston-Salem Dash baseball games this season. Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 03 at Hanes Mall (lower level near the food court) from noon to 5pm. The first 150 registrations will get a scheduled time slot to audition. Sign up online at www.wsdash.com
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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