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  • HOME OF THE BRAVE

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    If men can be DIVAS...

    Check out the mini DIVA....

  • Haiti

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    God Bless the people of Haiti.  You can help through The American Red Cross

    You can help the victims of countless crises around the world each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need. Donations to the International Response Fund can be sent to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013 or made by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or online at www.redcross.org.

  • Cash Money

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    John Rich, from the Superstar Duo of Big and Rich is now a BIG DADDY!!

    John's wife Joan did all the work on Sunday.  That's when their son came kicking and screaming into this world.  The baby's name is Cash Rich.  Either his first name is a tribute to Johnny Cash, or it's a way predicting the future.  

    "Hey, I'm John Rich's kid.  And, I'm gonna make lots and lots of money like my daddy"!! 

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

    Somebody needs to change my diaper!!

     

  • A Better Life

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    You may have made a resolution for 2010 to lose weight, quit smoking, get organized.  But did you ever think about making a resolution to start a 'revolution'?

    A 'revolution' by creating a better life for yourself and your family by drastically making a major change in day to day living.  I'm watching Oprah and a family is making a revolutionary shift by eliminating modern conveniences such as: cell phones, computers, televisions....even microwaves. 

    I think it's a great idea to get back to basics.  Get back to a simple time.  Back to life that's better for you and your loved ones.

     

     

  • ELVIS IS STILL THE KING

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELVIS!

    YOUR LEGACY LIVES ON THROUGH TALENTED INDIVIDUALS LIKE 'BIG E' FROM BATTLE CREEK.

     

     

  • JASPER IS THE REAL HERO

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    Jasper photoWe've heard the name Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, aka, the Christmas Day Bomber, or as our News Director refers to as The "Underwear Bomber."

    But does Jasper Schuringa ring a bell?

    We should be hearing his name all the time instead of the other person mentioned above. 

    Jasper is from Amsterdam.

    Jasper was a passenger on that Christmas Day flight to Detroit.

    Jasper was the first to react when the underwear bomber's crotch caught on fire.

    Japer put out the flames, and more than likely saved the lives of those on that flight.

    Jasper, I salute you!

  • MARCHING CHIPS

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    tubaHAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY NEPHEW JAMES.

    I HAVE A HARD TIME CALLING HIM BY HIS 'GROWN-UP' NAME.  WE ALWAYS CALLED HIM JIMMY.

    WELL, JAMES, IS 21 TODAY.  HE'S CELEBRATING IN MOBILE ALABAMA WITH HIS BAND THE 'MARCHING CHIPS.'

    LOOK FOR JIMMY, ER, UH, JAMES AND HIS SOUSAPHONE ON THE FIELD AT HALFTIME DURING THE GMAC BOWL. 

    ESPN IS CARRYING THE GAME BETWEEN CMU AND TROY.

    WE'LL TALK ABOUT IT ON TOMORROW'S SHOW...

  • HAPPY NEW....YOU!!!

    Posted by Kim Brixton

     

    2010 IS HERE!!

    IT'S A NEW YEAR...A NEW DECADE....AND YOU'RE WORKING ON A 'NEW' YOU!!!

    YOU MAY HAVE SET SOME GOALS FOR YOURSELF IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS AHEAD.  TIME TO GET CRACKIN'!!!

    DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE!!

    IF YOU NEED A LITTLE SHOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION TO MAKE A POSITIVE CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE, CHECK OUT THESE 10 NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS AND SEE IF ANY GRAB YA!!

    I like #9.

    Doing things for others gets me motivated to do for myself.

    1. Lose Weight and Get in Better Physical Shape

    Physical activity builds physical vitality. With every year of your life, you have more to gain from being physically active; as your age-related risks of chronic disease increase, regular exercise generally slows or reverses that trend.

    In fact, you're even more likely to notice the benefits of regular exercise if you already have a chronic condition.

    Are you ever going to be fit again as long as you live? The answer is unless you make a resolution to get fit – you’re never going to be fit – ever. The choice is yours; it begins by opting for the stairs instead of the elevator, fruit in place of chocolate, and active rather than sedentary activities.

    2. Stick to a Budget

    It’s been said that the best defense is a good offense. Developing and sticking to a realistic budget is a brilliant offensive move as it prevents overspending and ensures peace of mind.

    Many people find it very difficult to stick to a budget. It does take hard work and a lot of self-discipline, at least in the beginning. The good news is that most people find the longer they can stick to a budget, the easier it becomes.

    3. Debt Reduction

    One of the first things you have to do before any debt can be eliminated is to stop using charge accounts. If you continue to use the accounts, you are only fueling the problem, and building on it, not solving it.

    Make a resolution now to stop charging anything and to get financially stable. If you can't pay cash for it, you don't need it, make it just that simple and you will find yourself out of debt in no time at all.

    Keep a diary of all money spent, whether it is by cash, check, credit card, etc. Once you know where your money is going, then, and only then, can you take the steps needed to prepare a good budget that you can live with and make huge strides to budgeting your debt away.

    4. Enjoy More Quality Time with Family & Friends

    More and more people are resolving to spend more quality time with family and friends this year. This means you must consciously decide to actively and purposely work on improving your family situation every day.

    You may need to do such things as reschedule business activities to make time for your kids, help your children set and achieve worthwhile goals, and setting aside an hour a day for the family, every day.

    Starting right now, you can begin to make choices and take day-to-day actions that will create nothing short of a phenomenal family. You can choose to have one if you just resolve to do it and know where to put your focus. Making our families stronger and healthier is important to our communities, our state and our world.

    5. Find My Soul Mate

    Romance is alive and well as more and more people are looking for that special someone, their soul mate who lights their fire, the ONE whom they love unequivocally and who shares their worldview.

    Soul mate relationships are the sort of romantic relationships most of us dreamt of when we were young and innocent: loving and erotic, committed and inspiring and best of all - lasting.

    Soul mate relationships give both partners the fulfillment that deeply satisfies them and makes them feel that they have found the most wonderful person in the whole universe.

    6. Quit Smoking

    Becoming a non-smoker is probably one of the best decisions you can ever make, and is a life changing as well as a life saving decision.

    The benefits to your health, relationships, finances, vitality, the environment and to your sense of self-esteem for having conquered a really hard-to-kick habit will make any and all of your efforts and determination more than worth while. The resolution to become a non-smoker will also help you to live longer and enjoy the finer things in life.

    Once you’ve made the resolution to stop, acted upon it and succeeded, you'll feel great about what you have achieved. Resolving to give up is your decision, and will improve your life from that moment on. No one can make you quit, and no one can help you make the resolution. You have to do it yourself, you have to want to do it, and you need to do it now!

    7. Find a Better Job

    A new year provides a sense of getting a free do-over, so you can try again and get it right. Many people resolve to find better jobs or to take a new approach to the jobs they've already got.

    It's corny, but true -- most of us get reflective at this time of year and if we are in jobs already, we begin thinking: Am I on the right path? Do I like where my position and my company are headed? Am I even in the right career?

    So you've been hearing that voice again, the one that says you're not doing what you were born to do. That may be true, but how do you figure out what you should be doing?

    To begin answering this question, examine whether your current career path matches your core interests, beliefs, values, needs and skills. Resolve to ask and answer those essential questions before making any new career changes.

    8. Learn Something New

    People throughout the world are realizing that a strong resolve to lifelong learning is more than just education and training beyond formal schooling. A lifelong learning framework encompasses learning throughout the life cycle, from cradle to grave and in different learning environments, formal, non-formal and informal.

    Perhaps you are considering a career change, want to learn a new language or musical instrument, or just how to become a better cook? Whether you take a course or read a book, you'll find education to be one of the easiest, most motivating and beneficial resolutions to keep. Challenge your mind in the coming year, break out of currents routines and challenge every comfort zone and watch your horizons expand.

    9. Volunteer and Help Others

    A popular, non-selfish New Year's resolution, volunteerism can take many forms such as spending time helping out at your local library, mentoring a child, or building a house to name a few.

    Volunteering has risen sharply in the years since we began collecting resolutions. This suggests the possible emergence of a new civic generation and a resolve to make a bigger and better difference with your life.

    Resolve to replace the pursuit of success and materialism with the pursuit of contribution and generosity. For this to occur, the critical question must move from, “How can I become successful?” to, “What can I contribute that will significantly impact other people's lives?” By focusing on what we can contribute, we automatically become successful.

    10. Get Organized

    Resolve this year to plan your days, reduce interruptions, clean off your desk, say "No", and make detailed lists. The benefits of getting more organized include being able to save time, as you no longer look for the same things over and over again or need to replace things you can’t find at all.

    You will reduce stress because when you know where everything is, there’s no last-minute rush to find what you need and get out the door on time for school, soccer practice, or that important business meeting.

    You will also find yourself being much more productive, as all the time you once spent looking for things can now be used to do more important or more enjoyable tasks.

    Most people define being organized as quickly and easily able to find what you need. While this is certainly true, organization is so much more. The ability to staying organized lets you focus on accomplishing your most important goals. That’s the true benefit of being organized.

  • Great Outdoors

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    Our Great Outdoors Winner was thrilled!!!

    He sent us a Thank You e-note!

    Good mornin! I won! How cool! Just wanted to drop you a line and say howdy and thank you! 2009 was a tough year.....I was on layoff all year and for some reason deer season brought about some good luck! I finally have a new job......and I got the buck of a lifetime........thank you for letting us share my photo and story with the many fine listeners in radio land.......

    Thank you again!

    Chris Loker
    Centreville Fire/Rescue

    Buck

  • Collection Plate In Cyber Space

    Posted by Kim Brixton

     

    WHOA!!!

     

    NEVER  UNDER ESTIMATE THE POWER OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB!!!

     

    Evangelical pastor Rick Warren's plea for donations to fill a $900,000 deficit at his Southern California megachurch brought in $2.4 million, Warren announced to cheers during a sermon at the church on Saturday.

    Warren said the amount raised after the appeal was posted online Wednesday included only money parishioners brought in person to Saddleback Church by New Year's Eve. More was arriving by hand and by mail, he said.

    "This is pretty amazing," said Warren, who made the announcement by bringing out 24 volunteers each holding a sign for $100,000. "I don't think any church has gotten a cash offering like that off a letter."

    The pastor said he planned to talk about what he called his church's "radical generosity" in the rest of the weekend's sermons. He said the total came from members, and the donations were all under $100.

    "We're starting the new decade with a surplus," he said. "It came from thousands of ordinary people. This was not one big fat cat."

    The posting on Warren's Web site read: "With 10 percent of our church family out of work due to the recession, our expenses in caring for our community in 2009 rose dramatically while our income stagnated."

    Warren said the church had largely managed to stay within its budget during the year, but "the bottom dropped out" when Christmas donations were down.

    The letter cited the church's accomplishments in 2009 and detailed how the donations would be used, including the church's food pantry, homeless ministry, counseling and support groups.

  • Reflection & Projection

    Posted by Kim Brixton

     

    I have to give credit to a former boss who often posts inspirational messages on his FB page.

    Here ya go Joe---

    "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”~Albert Einstein..This is the time of the year for reflection on '09, plans and goals for '10.."

    So your lesson for the New Year:

    Make a list of things you did right in '09...

    And make a goal list for '10.

    Show gratitude for today..and everyday!!!