WBFJ News Thursday, OCT 06, 2016

 

Military Appreciation Day at the Dixie Classic Fair

Free admission for Active + Retired Military and immediate family with proper ID

Stop by the WBFJ Gazebo – Play ‘Plinko with a Purpose’

      WBFJ Christmas Blessing (Thanks to Talon Healthy I-T

 

Samaritan’s Purse left PTI this morning for Haiti – loaded with urgently needed supplies in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. A disaster assistance response team on board the plane will join staff already on the ground.

The plane is carrying 20 tons of essential items such as clean water, hygiene items and plastic sheeting for emergency shelter.   BTW: Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake,    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article106308917.html#storylink=cpy

 

UPDATE at 11am: Hurricane Matthew has strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 mph and gusts up to 165 mph.  The outer bands are already bring wind and rain to south Florida. – National Hurricane Center.

*Matthew is expected to hit Florida’s east coast late tonight or early Friday.

 

Interesting: The U.S. started giving hurricanes female names in 1953. It wasn’t until 1979 that hurricanes in the Atlantic began receiving both male and female names.

 

 (Fox 8 Sports) Several varsity high school football games

   will play this evening because of weather concerns…

Bishop McGuinness at Atkins, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Trinity at Eastern Randolph, 7 p.m. Thursday

Reidsville at Graham, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Reagan at North Davidson, 7 p.m. Thursday

West Stokes at North Surry, 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Smith at Dudley, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Eastern Alamance at Western Alamance, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Grimsley at Southern Alamance, 7:45 p.m. Thursday.

Eastern Guilford at Williams, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

WS Prep at Mount Airy, 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Ledford at Asheboro, 7 p.m. Thursday      https://goo.gl/CNOup3

*Mount Airy homecoming game will be moved to Oct. 28 against Walkertown.

 

The deadline is approaching for those who want to APPLY for Christmas assistance through the Salvation Army this year.

Greensboro: October 6 (today)

High Point: October 7 (this Friday)

Details about other cities and deadlines on the NEWS blog.

 

RECALL: Craft Paints Recalled Due to Harmful Bacteria

The recall involves 13 types of Sargent Art Tempera and Finger Paints in different colors and sizes. The paints were sold at Hobby Lobby, Walmart and other stores nationwide, as well as online at Amazon.com and ShopSargentArt.com from May 2015 through June 2016.

Stop using the paints immediately and contact Sargent Art for a full refund.

INFO: Contact Sargent Art at 800-827-8081 or online at www.sargentart.com  / recall   https://goo.gl/r4hjwe

 

Breakfast After Dark – Fundraiser

For one night only, Biscuitville locations around the Triad and beyond will open their doors for the annual Breakfast After Dark fundraising event.

Mark the Date:  Tuesday (Oct18) from 5pm to 8pm.

**20% of total sales will go to participating schools and organizations:

Check out the list: http://biscuitville.com/breakfast-after-dark

 

 

Election 2016: A little over month away ‘til Election Day (Nov 8)

Voter REGISTRATION ends (next Friday) October 14th

‘One Stop Early Voting’ begins October 20th statewide. https://goo.gl/Bh65mI

The next Presidential debate happens this Sunday (Oct 9) at 8pm.

*Town hall format at Washington University in St. Louis.    https://goo.gl/s1c6Si

 

Smarter people yawn more?

That’s the consensus of a new study which says the more you yawn…

the bigger your brain. If a brain is small, they say it’s because that person didn’t yawn long enough. Also, a yawn kick starts the brain out of its default mode and back into a paying attention state.   -Journal Science

 

The San Francisco Giants (with the pitching of Madison Bumgarner) won the National League Wild Card Game last night over the New York Mets (3-0). The Giants will play the Cubs in the Division Series beginning Friday.

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 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