WBFJ News: Thursday, APRIL 21, 2016

Today is National Kindergarten Day – *Kindergarten means ‘garden for the children’.  The very first Kindergarten was started in Blankenburg, Germany in 1837.   http://goo.gl/VTQXgY

 

Random Fact: 44% of us reuse tinfoil…

 

Customer Appreciation Day:  $1 sandwiches @ ‘Jimmy John’s’ from 11 – 3pm

Only one sub per person, and you have to purchase it in the store.

Click here for a full list of participating stores.

http://myfox8.com/2016/04/20/jimmy-johns-selling-1-sandwiches-for-customer-appreciation-day/

 

RECALL: Some batches of “Nice!” brand Peach Slices and Mixed Fruits are being voluntarily recalled.  Reason: potential of glass particles in the fruit.

The recalled 8-ounce glass jars products were sold at Walgreens.

You can return the product for a full refund. http://goo.gl/lxF4b7

 

Pumpkin Spice Cheerios? The limited-edition flavor will hit shelves around Labor Day.  And if you’re looking for a more summery cereal vibe, Cheerios is currently also offering a limited-time strawberry flavor.    http://goo.gl/zgKYbZ

 

Don’t forget the area code?  Starting this Saturday (April 23) you will have to dial the area code before the seven-digit number, even for local calls.

Because of the growing number of phones in use, NC is adding a second area code – 743 – to parts of the Piedmont Triad that currently use the 336 area code. The “area code overlay” includes Winston-Salem, High Point, North Wilkesboro, Greensboro and Asheboro. http://goo.gl/osYaJq

*You will NOT have to dial a “1” at the beginning (just for a long-distance call).

 

Let the Strawberry pickin’ begin!  The Children’s Home “berry patch” is officially open! Berries will be available Monday, Thursday and Saturday – while the ripe berries last. . To check availability, call (336) 721-7624   http://goo.gl/BaKXMt

 

It’s good to be Queen: Elizabeth II Queen of England celebrates her 90th birthday today! She can drive without a license, need NO passport to travel and gets to celebrate two birthdays? Check out these totally unique privileges of the Queen on the News Blog.   Good Housekeeping UK  http://goo.gl/ikrOVZ

 

The nominations are out for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Hillsong United has four nominations in three categories.

“Touch the Sky” and “Oceans”, both are up for Top Christian Song.

Chris Tomlin has three nominations while Lauren Daigle and Mercyme both have two nominations. The 2016 Billboard Music Awards / May 22

 

 

 

 

FREE: The National Park Service will be waving entrance fees at 400 locations all this week (and this weekend) – thru April 24…

The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

 

 

Harriet Tubman will be the new face on the front of the $20 bill while President Andrew Jackson will be moved to the back of the bill.

BTW: Originally, Alexander Hamilton was supposed to be removed from the $10 bill in favor of a woman, but a major public outcry forced the Treasury Department to rethink the decision. Thank you ‘Hamilton’ – the musical…   CNN

 

Ikea has issued ANOTHER safety warning for its six-drawer (chest of drawers) Malm unit due to a deadly tipping hazard. IKEA is urging owners to anchor specified dressers to avoid injury. The company offered to send customers free anchoring kits.   http://goo.gl/8zR6cE

 

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office continues its search for 63 year-old Gayle Annette Fleming who has been missing since Sunday morning. Her vehicle was found abandoned in Tanglewood Park on Wednesday. Mrs. Fleming is five-feet, six-inches tall weighing approximately 140 to 160 pounds. Contact: 336/727-2112.   http://goo.gl/1ze8EP

 

Citing losses, UnitedHealth Group will discontinue coverage (in 2017) in most of the 34 states where it offers plans on the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges. UnitedHealth now expects to lose $650 million this year on its exchange business. The insurer lost $475 million in 2015.  http://goo.gl/6G2Llf

 

The 65th annual National Day of Prayer (May 5)

Theme: “Wake Up America”

Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.” Isaiah 58:1

*Dr. Tony Evans is the 2016 Honorary Chairman   http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/

Local prayer events will be posted on our Events page / wbfj.fm

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.”

MON-SAT 6A-10A(& Sunday@5 host)
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