WBFJ News: Thursday, APRIL 07, 2016

One ‘Forsyth Creek Week’ event has been postponed:  Yadkin Riverkeeper’s planned ‘paddle river clean-up’ for this Saturday (April 9) has been POSTPONED until later this summer –  due to the colder & windy weather forecast this weekend.   http://www.yadkinriverkeeper.org/blog/river-safety

Forsyth Creek Week   Most Activities are FREE  https://forsythcreekweek.squarespace.com/    News Blog at wbj.fm

 

 

Kernersville: Get rid of unwanted medication during ‘Pill Drop’

Location: Kernersville Police Depart (Lobby) 134 E. Mountain Street (24/7)

NOTE: Only pills accepted. NO LIQUIDS OR INHALANTS. https://goo.gl/RRNfHg

 *Forsyth Tech: Open House this Saturday (April 09) from 9 – 1pm

https://www.facebook.com/forsythtech/photos/pcb.10156681242065442/10156681140430442/?type=3&theater

 

Only in America: Domino’s has managed to streamline the pizza ‘ordering’ process even further with the launch of its “Zero Click” app. Just launch the app and your food is on the way. (You do have to spend a little bit of time setting up billing, favorite toppings and delivery details, but after that you’re all set to go. FYI: What about mis-ordering? No worries. The app comes with a built in 10 second timer where you can simply click the cancel button.  (Download the Zero Click app for free from the Google Play Store)     http://www.androidauthority.com/dominos-zero-click-ordering-app-684687/

 

Get a Slurpee and pay your taxes all at the same time?   More than 7,000 7-Eleven stores nationwide are partnering with the IRS, and an electronic payment provider – allowing us to pay their taxes in cash. The IRS says the cash option could take up to seven days to process.  Deadline to file your 2015 taxes – Monday, April 18.

 

 

American Idol: The finale TONIGHT on FOX

Over 15 seasons, the singing contest has made house-hold names out of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Jordan Sparks.

And launched a slew of talent from North Carolina including Fantasia, Kellie Pickler, Chris Daughtry, Scotty McCreary,  and Clay Aiken.

-CCM artists that gained national attention thru Idol include Mandisa,  Colton Dixon, Danny Gokey, Phil Stacey, George Huff and Lauren Daigle…

 

American Idol (is) funny, entertaining, emotional, and great singers, but for me, it was so much more. It was hope. It was a second chance at life when I desperately needed it. It gave me a platform that I wouldn’t have otherwise had to share my love of music…”    Danny Gokey (Season 8)

 

American Idol is the opportunity of a lifetime, the platform of all platforms. I am beyond grateful to have been a part of it.”    Colton Dixon (Season 11)

Train up a child?   One grateful college student has paid off his grandparents’ mortgage – a promise he made in Elementary school.

24 year old Stefun Darts from Houston scrimped and saved for the past six years, handing over $15,000 dollars to the grandparents who raised him

“I promised God in the second grade I would pay off you guys house and help you retire. A promise I would never break. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched… but are felt by the heart,” Darts wrote in a Facebook caption of a photo that showed him holding an oversized, handmade check and standing between his grandparents. (Check out our Facebook page)

BTW: Darts has worked various jobs to save money.  He currently works as a material handler for Exxon and does work on the side as a loan officer. He also carries a full course load studying applied science at San Jacinto, a community college outside of Houston, while working on Caring Heart Youth, a nonprofit he helped create that provides supplies to poor children and teens.    http://goo.gl/fjW9VS

 

Prayer gathering in support of Gov McCrory and the General Assembly for standing up for safety and privacy of our women and children.

(Interceding for those in authority is a biblical command found in 1 Timothy 2:1-2)

Triad Prayer Gathering next Tuesday, April 12th in Greensboro

Location: Phil McDonald Governmental Plaza – 7pm

(220 South Greene Street in downtown Greensboro)   Contact: Linda Stone

http://keepncsafe.org/prayer-vigils-set-statewide/

 

How is your sense of direction? A recent study says navigation is a use-it or lose-it skill. Researchers say when we’re tuned into our smartphones, we not as aware of the outside world, and we start to lose our ability to navigate.  CNN

BTW: 80% of the adult population worldwide is likely to own

                            a smartphone by 2020.

 

CPR classes: The Winston-Salem Fire Department will offer hands-only CPR classes twice in April.  The first class will be this Monday (1pm) at the Miller Park Recreation Center, 400 Leisure Lane.  The second class will be April 27 at 10am at the Hanes Hosiery Recreation Center, 501 Reynolds Blvd.  The classes last about one hour. Registration is made at the participating recreation centers.  Class size is limited. BTW: Hands-only CPR uses only chest compressions.   http://goo.gl/c751Bw

 

Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages, will be the featured speaker at North Carolina Family Policy Council’s annual Major Speaker Dinner on (April 21) in Raleigh, N.C.     Location: the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

Also during the evening, NC Family President John L. Rustin will provide a timely update on the status of critically important issues involving the residents of NC. Ticket info on the News Blog      http://my.ncfamily.org/site/Calendar?id=100142&view=Detail

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

The News Guy – WBFJ Family Friendly Morning Show at WBFJ fm - Your family station!
I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace…

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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verne@wbfj.fm
Verne Hill


Verne Hill

I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… 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) verne@wbfj.fm