WBFJ News Tuesday, October 09, 2018
When Business 40 shuts down in downtown Winston-Salem for 18 months in mid-November, you will likely need to find another route into work or school.
FACT: Over 80,000 vehicles travel Business 40 daily
*NOTE: Public info meetings: TODAY (Oct 9) from 11 to 2pm at BB&T Ballpark
And Oct 16 at the Milton Rhodes Center (4 – 7pm). Info at the News Blog
*Heavy rain and wind expected for the Piedmont Triad Wednesday into Thursday
based on the projected path of (now) Hurricane Michael brewing in the Gulf…
Rain 2 to 4 inches expected…
Hurricane Michael is now a Category 2 storm, according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center. The storm is still forecast to make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane. (Local) The remnants of Hurricane Michael, expected to arrive in the Triad late Wednesday into Thursday, will likely bring 2 to 4 inches of rain and winds ranging from 15 to 25 with gusts up to 35 mph, forecasters said Monday. Localized flooding may occur in some areas. -Weather Channel
Hand sanitizer is a better way to clean hands than washing with soap and water. According to a study published in the Journal Pediatrics, kids who cleaned their hands using hand sanitizer instead of soap and water missed less school, had fewer respiratory infections and were prescribed fewer antibiotics.
Several area DMV locations have extends hours.
Beginning Today (Oct 08), the offices on E. Market St. in Greensboro, Francis St. in High Point and N. Patterson Ave. in Winston-Salem will open at 7 a.m. and stay open until 5 p.m. weekdays. www.journalnow.com
UPDATE: Strong attendance at this year’s Dixie Classic Fair. Over 325,000 (325,856) people entered that WS Fairgrounds over the 10 days of the Fair. (An 8.5% increase over 2017).
UPDATE from Crisis Control Ministries: Over 71,000 (71,312) items of food were donated last Wednesday at the Dixie Classic Fair! Helping those in need right here in our community!! A big Thank You!!!!
Drew Brees Passes Peyton Manning for Most Passing Yards in NFL History during last night’s game against the Washington Redskins… ESPN
Big Honor: Taylor Lamb, a former starting quarterback for Appalachian State, was named the 2017-18 Sun Belt Conference Male Athlete of the Year on Monday. Lamb, now a graduate assistant at South Carolina, is the first Mountaineers student-athlete to receive the award since Appalachian joined the Sun Belt in 2014. https://www.journalnow.com/sports/asu/app-trail-former-app-state-qb-taylor-lamb-named-sun/article_3f43aa10-cb53-11e8-a5f9-e39177b12eee.html
Arthritis / Fibro & Chronic Pain (Information / Health Classes)
Location: The Sticht Center, Wake Forest Baptist Health Main Campus.
The cost is $50 per month.
This class is available from 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 2-3 p.m. Mondays.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-713-8082.
Reality: Four out of ten American adults will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime. Right now, over 15 million people in the U.S. are living with cancer. Every year an estimated 1.7 million more people receive a cancer diagnosis. In a church congregation of 200 people, approximately eight members are living with cancer and two more will be diagnosed with the disease every year.
Cancer Patients Have Unique Needs
Cancer ‘ministers’ learn what to say and what not to say to people who have been diagnosed with cancer…
Don’t discount their grief. “I hear a lot of patients tell me that they don’t like it when people tell them, ‘Oh, it’s just hair,’ or ‘That surgery is no big deal because you’re going to live through this.’ A lot of times when people lose body parts, whether it’s their hair, bladder, breast or kidney, they do grieve that. So I think we have to make sure we hear their hearts. It’s not just a body part or hair, it’s a part of them.”
- Avoid telling people how to feel or think.“When someone’s going through a cancer journey,” explained Reverend Long, “their feelings are just their feelings. Don’t say, ‘You shouldn’t feel that way’ or ‘You shouldn’t think that way’ “because when people are told that, they feel minimized as if they don’t matter.
- Have compassion, not sympathy. Sympathy can imply distance and authority, leading to the patient feeling lonely and isolated. “Sometimes when people say, ‘Oh, I’m so sorry,’ it’s almost as if they’re over there, and you’re right here. If you say, ‘Listen, I’m with you and we’re going to get through this together and whatever you need I’m here for you,’ that’s very different than saying, ‘I’m sorry for you.'”
- Don’t cast doubt on their treatment plan. “Sometimes we tell people, ‘Oh you just need to pray. Don’t take that chemo,’ or ‘Don’t take that radiation.’ Don’t be critical of someone’s treatment plan. God is in all of it,” said Reverend Long, “Sometimes I meet people who have great faith, but they begin to lose hope.”
- Don’t talk to a cancer patient about another cancer patient who died. “It’s important that we don’t spread negativity,” she said, adding, “That’s one thing about going through a cancer journey, you have to stay positive.” Read more: http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/health/2018/september/top-5-things-to-know-if-youre-trying-to-comfort-a-cancer-patient
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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