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  • Wagon Wheel

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    Will Wagon Wheel hang on to the top spot on the countdown Saturday morning with O'Reilly.  Listen from 8-10 and find out.

     

  • HERES WHATS HAPPENING

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S BARK FOR LIFE IS SATURDAY MAY 25TH

    THE LOCATION IS RIVERSIDE PARK BEHIND RIVERSIDE SCHOOL IN BATTLE CREEK. THE EVENT STARTS AT 9:15AM WITH REGISTRATION BEGINNING AT 8:30.  $10 FOR THE 1ST DOG AND $5 FOR THE SECOND DOG.  IF YOU DON’T HAVE A DOG, YOU CAN ‘RENT’ ONE. CALL 968-1911 AND ASK FOR DON TO FIND OUT MORE.

     

    THE OLDE WORLD VILLAGE IS OPEN FROM FRIDAY MAY 24TH THROUGH MAY 27TH FROM 10-6 AT THE OLD WORLD VILLAGE ON M-96 IN AUGUSTA.  SHOP LOCAL AND BU HAND-MADE ARTS AND CRAFTS, PRODUCE AND MORE.  THE ADMISSION IS FREE.

     

    EVERYONE IS INVITED TO FORT CUSTER NATIONAL CEMETERY THIS SUNDAY MAY 26TH FOR A CEREMONY TO HONOR OUR FALLEN HEROES.  THE KEYNOTE SPEAK IS ANG COMMAND CHIEF MASTER SGT. DAVE EDDY.  THE CEREAL CITY CONCERT BAND WILL PERFORM.  THE PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS, AMERICAN LEGION POST 298 AND THE IRON HORSE RIDING GROUP WIN START THE CEREMONY WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN AT 2PM.  VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO PLACE FLAGS ON MAY 25TH.  DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AS WELL.  PLEASE CALL 275-0551 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

     

    BRANCH COUNTY’S VETERANS GOLF OUTING IS TAKING PLACE ON JUNEST AT BELLA VISTA .  $50 PER PERSON.  THE GOLF EVENT INCLUDES 18 HOLES WITH CAR AND LUNCH.  CALL 238-4857 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

     

    SOUTH WEST MICHIGAN’S 1ST BENEFIT WALK TO SUPPORT MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING IS TAKING PLACE ON JUNE 22 AT BAILEY PARK IN BATTLE CREEK.  THE WALK STARTS AT 10AM AND REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 9AM.  THE MISSION OF MADD IS TO STOP DRUNK DRIVING…SUPPORT THE VICTIMS OF THIS VIOLENT CRIME AND TO PREVENT UNDERAGE DRINKING.  CALL DIANE FOR MORE INFORMATION 312-4902.

  • Here's What's Happening

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    Your mail carriers will be extra busy this Saturday.  It’s The U.S. Postal Service ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive.  You can leave non-perishable food items for your those less fortunate. http://www.nalc.org/commun/foodrive/

     

    May 11-12th …The 26th Annual Coldwater Swap Meet And Car Show at The Branch County Fairgrounds.

     

    On Saturday, May 11th, hear children’s choirs from Hastings, Marshall and Battle Creek as they join in harmony for “Children Will Listen” at First Congregational Church in Battle Creek at 7:30 p.m.. Call 963-19-11 for tickets and info.

     

    Long Distance Swimmer and former sports broadcaster Diana Nyad will share her inspirational story on May 16th during Kalamazoo Valley Community College Foundation’s annual Opportunities For Education Dinner.  To find out more visit www.kvcc.edu/foundation/

     

    The 5th Annual Art Hop and Shop Downtown Vicksburg is May 17th from 5-9p.

     

    After work on Friday May 17th, “Spring Into The Arts”in downtown Battle Creek.

     

    The Mayfaire Renaissance Festival starts May 18th at The Calhoun County Fairgrounds.

     

    The City Of Schoolcraft will hold a weekly Farmers Market.  Wednesday’s May 22 through October.  The location is U.S. 1-31 and Grant Street across from Marjo’s restaurant.

     

    Full Blast Water Park in downtown Battle Creek opens May 25th.

  • National Day Of Prayer

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    The first Thursday of May has been traditionally designated as The National Day Of Prayer.

    The official message from our President:

    Americans have long turned to prayer both in times of joy and times of sorrow. On their voyage to the New World, the earliest settlers prayed that they would "rejoice together, mourn together, labor, and suffer together, always having before our eyes our commission and community in the work." From that day forward, Americans have prayed as a means of uniting, guiding, and healing. In times of hardship and tragedy, and in periods of peace and prosperity, prayer has provided reassurance, sustenance, and affirmation of common purpose.

    Prayer brings communities together and can be a wellspring of strength and support. In the aftermath of senseless acts of violence, the prayers of countless Americans signal to grieving families and a suffering community that they are not alone. Their pain is a shared pain, and their hope a shared hope. Regardless of religion or creed, Americans reflect on the sacredness of life and express their sympathy for the wounded, offering comfort and holding up a light in an hour of darkness.

    All of us have the freedom to pray and exercise our faiths openly. Our laws protect these God-given liberties, and rightly so. Today and every day, prayers will be offered in houses of worship, at community gatherings, in our homes, and in neighborhoods all across our country. Let us give thanks for the freedom to practice our faith as we see fit, whether individually or in fellowship.

    On this day, let us remember in our thoughts and prayers all those affected by recent events, such as the Boston Marathon bombings, the Newtown, Connecticut shootings, and the explosion in West, Texas. Let us pray for the police officers, firefighters, and other first responders who put themselves in harm's way to protect their fellow Americans. Let us also pray for the safety of our brave men and women in uniform and their families who serve and sacrifice for our country. Let us come together to pray for peace and goodwill today and in the days ahead as we work to meet the great challenges of our time.

    The Congress, by Public Law 100-307, as amended, has called on the President to issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a "National Day of Prayer."

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2, 2013, as a National Day of Prayer. I join the citizens of our Nation in giving thanks, in accordance with our own faiths and consciences, for our many freedoms and blessings, and in asking for God's continued guidance, mercy, and protection.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

     

  • Showing Respect One Final Time

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    It's fitting that on this NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, that GEORGE JONES BE LAID TO REST.

    George Jones 's funeral will take place this morning at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville will be open to the public.  The service will begin at 10 a.m. Central time.  Fans who can't make it to the service can watch the funeral live on GAC and CMT at 11 a.m. Eastern.

    Several more stars have shared their feelings for and memories of Jones since his passing last Friday at age 81:

    Brenda Lee : “George has been my friend all these years and I was thinking the other day about a song that he had out called ‘Whose Gonna Fill Their Shoes?’ And that's never more poignant than right now.”

    Barbara Mandrell : “He was always the most loving and fun as well as being the most gifted, talented singer that...ever existed.”

    William Lee Golden : “There was no generation gaps in his appeal. He appealed to every generation. I don't really know of many people that's had that appeal.”

    Joe Diffie : “He was the best country singer ever. And I mean I've heard Merle Haggard say that. Saw it on a tweet actually. And you know I remember Waylon Jennings , to quote him, said, ‘If everybody could sound like they wanted they'd sound just like George Jones.’”

    Former first lady Laura Bush and Kenny Chesney are among those scheduled to speak at today’s funeral.  Brad Paisley , Alan Jackson , Vince Gill , Patty Loveless , Randy Travis , Kid Rock, Wynonna , The Oak Ridge Boys , Charlie Daniels , Travis Tritt and Ronnie Milsap are scheduled to perform musical tributes to Jones.

  • Here's What's Happening Soon

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    Sixteen million men and women fought in World War II. There are about one million surviving veterans in the United Sates. This means we are losing WWII veterans at a rate of about 700 every day. We’re in a race against time.

    This is the focus of Honor Flight Network and the documentary film, “Honor Flight” which tells the story of how this nonprofit organization is striving to fly all WWII veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II memorial. The film focuses on the Wisconsin Honor Flight Network hub that is making this happen for local vets.

    With the help of local sponsors, “Honor Flight” will make its last showing  in the area on May 1st at The West Columbia Theatre in Battle Creek.   www.honorflightthemovie.com/see-the-film. 

     

    THE BISD EARLY EDUCATION SERVICES, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE BRANCH COUNTY COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, PRESENT BRANCH COUNTY’S FIRST PARENTING FAIR ON MAY 2ND FROM 5-7.  CALL 517 278-SAFE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

     

    ON FRIDAY MAY 3RD AT THE KALAMAZOO AREA MATH AND SCIENCE CENTER, DR. JOHN MARINER, FROM THE FERMILAB, WILL DESCRIBE THE DIFFERENT TPES OF SUPERNOVA, HOW THEY ARE DETECTED, AND HOW THEY CAN BE USED TO MEASURE THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE. VISIT www.kasonlin.org

     

    KIDS FUNS RUN & MOTIVATIONAL MILE FRIDAY MAY 3RD BEGINING AT 6P AT BORGESS HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTER ON 3025 GULL RD IN KALAMAZOO. (PART OF THE BORGESS RUN FOR THE HEALTH OF IT MARATHON WEEKEND)

     

    THE OPENING DAY FOR BATTLE CREEK FARMER’S MARKET IS SATURDAY MAY 4TH IN MCCAMLY SQUARE DOWNTOWN BEGINNING AT 9AM.

     

    BRANCH COUNTY COMMUNITY CHORUS PRESENTS THEIR SPRING CABARET CONCERT ON MAY 4TH AT TIBBITS OPERA HOUSE AT 14 S. HANCHETT ST. IN COLDWATER.  THE CONERT IS SUBTITLED “AN AMERICAN CELEBRATION . VIST www.kellogg-edu/perfomart

     

    THE KALAMAZOO MARATHON IS SUNDAY MAY 5TH.  MARATHON RUNNERS BEGIN THEIR RACE AT 8AM.  THE START AND FINISH LINE IS AT THE NAZARETH CAMPUS ON GULL RD. NEAR THE BORGESS HEALTH & FITNESS CENTER.

     

    THE 26TH ANNUAL SWAP MEET AND CAR SHOW WILL TAKE PLACE MAY 11TH AND 12TH AT THE BRANCH COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS.  VISIT www.coldwaterswapmeetandcarshow.com

     

    SPRING INTO THE ARTS IS SET FOR MAY 17TH FROM 5-9 IN DOWNTOWN BATTLE CREEK.  THE SELF GUIDED ART WALK WILL FEATURE ART, WINE, MUSIC AND MORE.  NOVICE AND EXPERIENCED CHALK ARTISTS WILL BE BACK FOR THE EVENT AND WILL BEGIN THEIR WORKS OF EXPRESSION AT 10AM ON THE MORNING OF THE ART WALK. (CORNER OF JACKSON & MCCAMLY FOR ‘chalk it up’)

     

    FULL BLAST WATERPARK WILL OPEN IN DOWNTOWN BATTLE CREEK ON MAY 25TH

  • Honor Flight

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    Honor Flight will be shown tonight at Celebration Cinema in Portage.

    Take some time to see this moving documentary if you can.

    We spoke with Bobbie Bradley this morning who organized the Southwest Michigan premiere of the film.

    Thanks for stopping by the studio Bobbie.

     

    Honor Flight

  • What Has More Germs?

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    The kitchen at work---or----the kitchen at home.....

    People fond of having lunch or dinner prepared in office canteens, beware. A study has found most of the kitchens at the workplace are dangerously dirty, to the point that they could cause illness.

    The study has revealed that half of surfaces in workplace kitchens are contaminated by dangerously high levels of coliforms -- the bacteria present in faeces which can lead to outbreaks of gastrointestinal disease, Daily Mail reported.

    The swab results, carried out by Initial Washroom Hygiene, showed that 75 percent of kitchen work surfaces are home to more bacteria than an average feminine sanitary bin.

    It also showed that over a quarter of draining boards were found to have four times the safe level of coliforms.

    The research also revealed that the handles of shared fridge-freezers were bacteria-rife, with a third carrying high levels of coliforms, whilst 30 per cent of shared microwaves were also shown to be contaminated around the handles and buttons.Tea drinkers are not any more hygienic - more than 40 per cent of kettle handles were revealed to be contaminated with higher levels of bacteria than are found on toilet doors.

  • Miranda And Her Beloved Doggie

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    We talked about Miranda and her dog Delilah this morning during The Country Music News Report.....Miranda says....

    "The unconditional love you get from an animal, especially a dog, is better than anything else," Lambert added, "they're so grateful and the love they give you back is like nothing else."

     

     

     

  • HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK AND INTO MAY

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION PRESENTS KALAMAZOO HEART WALK ON SATURDAY APRIL 27TH AT ARCADIA FESTIVAL PLACE IN DOWNTOWN K-ZOO.  REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 9AM.  THERE'S NO COST BUT DONATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED.  CALL 808-2783 OR VISIT  www.kalamazooheartwalk.org

     

    BATTLE CREEK SHRED DAY IS SATURDAY APRIL 27TH FROM 10AM TO NOON BEHIND COMMERCE POINTE IN DOWNTOWN BATTLE CREEK.  FIVE BOXES OF PAPERS PER PERSON CAN BE SHREDDED ON THAT DAY.  DONATIONS WILL ALSO BE TAKEN FOR THE FOOD BANK OF SOUTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN.

     

    THE AMERICAN RED CROSS WILL BE HOLDING A BLOOD DRIVE ON APRIL 27TH AT LAKEVIEW SQ MALL FROM 10:15 TO 4:15.

     

     THE BATTLE CREEK FARMERS MARKET WILL OPEN FOR THE SEASON ON MAY 4TH.  THE MARKET FEATURES LOCAL FARMERS WITH LOCAL FOODS.  DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL MARKET SQUARE ADJACENT TO MCCAMLEY SQUARE.

     

    THE MUD RUN BENEFIT FOR JUVENILLE DIABETES IS HAPPENING ON MAY 11TH AT THE CALHOUN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS.  IT’S AN ALL DAY EVENT THAT FEATURES STOCK TRUCK RACING, FESTIVAL FOOD GAMES FOR THE KIDS AND MORE.  CALL 616 262-4443 TO ENTER THE RACES. 
    VISIT www.westmichigmudruns.com too.

     

    THE HARPER CREEK SWIM CLUB PRESENTS SPRING SPLASH.

    LEARN HOW TO SWIM---FOR AGES 4 AND UP.  MAY 14TH TO JUNE 7TH  ---AND THE COST IS $60 FOR 12 LESSONS.  CALL 441-4770.

     

    THE CURE SEARCH WALK IS HAPPENING MAY 18TH AT CELERY FLATS IN PORTAGE.  REGISTRATION AND CHECK IN IS BETWEEN 8:30A AND 10AM. THE OPENING CEREMONIES AND WALK BEGIN AFTER 10AM.

     http://www.curesearchwalk.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039853

    THE CURE SEARCH WALK CELEBRATES AND HONORS CHILDREN WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN  AFFECTED BY CHILDHOOD CANCER, WHILE RAISING FUNDS FOR LIFE SAVING RESEARCH.

     

  • Secretaries Day Is....

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    ...now Administrative Professionals Day.

    Recognize the support staff at your office that works hard everyday.

    Call Kim & O'Reilly this morning at 968-9899...

    and be a part of the 'ADMIN DAY' ROLL CALL.