Headline of the morning…
‘Time spent getting kids ready for bed, adds up six days a year’
Get out and Vote: Primary Elections happening TODAY in Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown and Burlington. Polls Close: 7:30pm
Check out the helpful links to YOUR county board of elections website on the News Blog at wbfj.fm. https://vt.ncsbe.gov/BOEInfo
(Fox 8) Michelle Murray-Garcia shed tears of joy Monday night, celebrating the fact that she’ll be reunited with her family in Puerto Rico very soon.
It’s something she hasn’t been able to do in months. The 22-year-old senior who plays volleyball for Winston-Salem State University will visit her mom, dad and brothers who lost everything after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
NOTE: When the parents of Michelle’s teammates found out about her family, they decided to fly her home. Also, items like deodorant, toothpaste and canned food which will all be sent to Murray-Garcia’s family.
Wanna help? Contact WSSU at (336) 750-2000. https://goo.gl/DjDUkn
THE 72-hour sale: Southwest fares fall below $100 round-trip
Deal hunters, get ready. Southwest’s broad twice-a-year blockbuster fare sale is back, dropping round-trip fares below $100 on dozens of the carrier’s shortest routes. Flights begin at $49 each way on Southwest’s shortest routes and increase to $79, $99 or $129 each way for longer flights. Domestic fares included in the sale appear to top out at $154 each way. https://goo.gl/t9pU7j
NOTE: The sale covers travel from Oct. 31 through Dec. 19 and from Jan. 3 through Feb. 14. Flights on Fridays and Sundays are excluded. For Florida and Nevada flights, sale fares are good only Sunday through Wednesday for inbound flights and Tuesday through Friday for outbound flights.
*Southwest’s sale covers international flights from Oct. 31 through Dec. 13 and from Jan. 10 through March 2. Black-out dates Nov. 21 + Nov. 22 for international. SOURCE: USA Today https://goo.gl/q4RdKq
Join Associates in Christian Counseling this Thursday (OCT 12)
TOPICS: ‘Help! What to do when my Child…
Has Anxiety? Misuses Technology? Shows signs of self-harm?
Location: Old Town Baptist Church / 7pm – 8:30pm
FREE, but please sign up online to reserve your seat. http://www.christiancounseling.org/
*Parents and Youth Workers Will Especially Want to Attend. All Are Welcome.
Associates in Christian Counseling is a counseling and psychological center serving the Triad since 1991.
Prayer concern: Natalie Grant is undergoing surgery today to remove half of her thyroid, where two tumors were detected. Grant has canceled public appearances through the end of November to focus on recovery.
Elon University has a new president. Constance “Connie” Ledoux Book will become Elon’s ninth president (and the first woman to lead ‘the Phoenix”).
Book starts work March 1. Originally known as the ‘Fightin’ Christians’, Elon officially changed its mascot to the Phoenix in 2000. https://goo.gl/EmwQh4
NEW: Two people were killed in a crash in Northern Davidson County early this morning on Hickory Tree Road. Troopers say a car was traveling west at a high rate of speed when it crossed over the center line. Two people were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the car. Troopers say alcohol was a factor. No charges will be filed and the victims’ names have not been released.
Love the guacamole? Be ready for sticker shock…
The wholesale price of avocados is up 125% since the beginning of the year, according to the American Restaurant Association. https://goo.gl/KyZZHm
*The average American eats 7 pounds of guacamole a year.
Prayer concern: Nighttime Radio host Delilah is taking a break from her nationally syndicated program to grieve – after her son (Zachariah) took his own life last week. Delilah posted on Facebook over the weekend that her son, Zachariah, killed himself last Tuesday morning after a long battle with depression. BTW: Ten of Delilah’s 13 children are adopted. Another son, Sammy, died in 2012 after a battle with sickle cell anemia at the age of 16. https://goo.gl/QpdYSL
Sign Ups continue: Salvation Army Local Christmas Assistance 2017
Forsyth County registration Dates: October 10, 11, and 12th Locations:
Area Command; 901 N. Cleveland Ave. from 9AM until Noon, 1PM until 4PM
Washington Park Corps; 1411 S. Broad St. from 9AM until Noon, 1PM until 4PM
Kernersville Corps; 770-D Park Centre Drive from 9am – Noon, 1PM until 4PM
Ken Carlson Boys & Girls Club; 2100 Reynolds Park Rd. from 9AM until 1Pm
International Boys & Girls Club; 2850 New Walkertown Rd. from 9AM until 1PM
During the month of October, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5pm,
Application requirements on the News Blog at wbfj.fm https://goo.gl/3ykckV
Encore presentations: The faith-based documentary “STEVE MCQUEEN: AMERICAN ICON” will be shown 2 more times in local theaters:
TODAY (Oct 10) + Thursday, October 19. Narrated by Gary Sinise.
Based on the book by Pastor Greg Laurie www.stevemcqueenmovie.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.”
MON-SAT 6A-10A(& Sunday@5 host)