Friday, April 24, 2009

Missing: 2 dogs in Walkertown--FOUND!

Good News...The pups were found and are safe and sound back at home. Thanks everyone!

My friend Wendy and her sweet son Gregory are desperately looking for thier dogs, "Samson and Smokey" who ran away yesterday morning. Today is Gregory's birthday. Maybe you can help his birthday wish come true and find his pups. Here is more info:

They went missing yesterday morning from our house on Davis Rd. and were spotted before lunch around Dippen Rd. If found, please send me an email: I'll contact the family and let them know.
Samson is the smaller dog, a Labradoodle, and I think is wearing an orange collar.
Smokey is the large dog, a Lab/ German Shep. Mix, and is wearing a purple collar.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Asking the Right Questions at the Doctor's Office

Dr. Carolyn Clancy, the director of the Agancy for Health Care Research and Quality warns that many medical mistakes can be prevented simply by asking the right questions at the doctor's office. For more information, visit:

Monday, April 20, 2009

Tami's Deal of the Day-Low Cost Rabies Vaccines

Forsyth County Rabies Vaccination Clinic
Dixie Classic Fairgrounds Cattle Barn
Gate 9 on 27th Street
Saturday, April 25,2009
Noon-3:00 PM
$5.00 CASH ONLY (1 or 3 Year Vaccination)

Note: For dogs and cats over 3 months of age. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers. Loaner carriers are available. You do not have to be a resident of Forsyth County to participate.

Friday, April 17, 2009

A tree grows where?

Tree grows inside man's lung

FIR SURE: A Russian man has had a 5cm fir tree removed from one of his lungs.

A Russian man who was being operated on for a suspected tumour ended up having a fir tree removed from one of his lungs. The 5cm tree, was discovered by surgeons when they opened up Artyom Sidorkin, 28, according to Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Gazeta.

It is believed Mr Sidorkin inhaled a seed, which then sprouted into a small fir tree inside his lung.
He went to doctors complaining of extreme chest pain and coughing up blood.

Surgeon Vladimir Kamashev told the newspaper he was sure it was cancer. "We did X-rays and found what looked exactly like a tumour. I had seen hundreds before, so we decided on surgery."

The tree was discovered when surgeons took a biopsy before removing the major part of the man's lung. "I thought I was hallucinating," said Dr Kamashev. "I blinked three times as I was sure I was seeing things."

"It was very painful. But to be honest I did not feel any foreign object inside me," a relieved Mr Sidorkin told the paper.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

How's My Driving?

Have a teen driver at home? You may want to check out this website:

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Grocery Deals Early Edition

Here are the deals at "The Big Three"in the Triad for the week of 4/15-4/21:

Harris Teeter
NY Strip Steak or Steakhouse Roast-5.99/lb.
Green Seedless Grapes- .99/lb
Coca-Cola Products 15 pack Cans-3/$10
Fresh Boneless Chicken Breast-$2.77/lb.
Yoplait Yogurt-10/$5
Pop Secret Popcprn-Buy 2 get 3 free
Mayfield Ice Cream-BOGO
Klondike Bars-BOGO
Caprisun 10 pk-$1.88
Hot (lean) Pockets-5/$10
50 Oz. Gain Detergent- $3.77
6 or 8 ct. Brawny Paper Towels- BOGO
Fresh Catfish Fillets- $4.99/lb

Lowes Foods:
Boneless Beef Top Sirloin $3.99/lb
Breyers Yogurt- 10/$5
Jumbo Canteloupe-BOGO
Red Tomatoes (on the vine or hothouse) $1.99/lb
Blue Bunny or PET Ice Cream-BOGO
Nestle Drumsticks-BOGO
Sanderson Farms Whole Fresh Fryers-.79/lb
LFS pre-packaged deli premium ham or turkey (8 oz) -BOGO
2 liter Pepsi Products- 3/$3
LFS American Cheese Slices, 12 oz.- .97 ea.
Special-Buy 10 of any of the participating items and get $5 off at check out.
Mix and Match which 10 items you buy. Some of the participating items are:
Chef Boyardee Canned Pasta
Special K Cereal
Van Camps Baked Beans
Hunt's Tomatoes
Hunts manwich
Crest Toothpaste
Pantene Hair Care
Plus many more items to choose from..see sales flier for details
Also--Buy Pampers Big Box Diapers and Pampers mega pack wipes
and get a free $10 gift card

Food Lion
Whole Boneless Beef Sirloin-$1.87 /lb.
Pork Tenderloin-$2.49/lb.
Food Lion Sandwich Bread, 20 oz. .79/ea
Bryers Ice Cream- BOGo
24 pk. Food Lion Water-2/$7
Pepsi Products, 2 liter-4/.89 (must buy 4)
3 lb Bag Granny Smith or Red Delicious Apples-$2.99
Perch Fillets $3.99/lb
IQF Chicken Breasts, 2.5 lb bag-BOGO

Monday, April 13, 2009

Cookin' with Bacon

Bayou Bean

Recipe By :Jeff Bacon CEC CCA CDM
Serving Size : 24 Preparation Time :2:00
Categories : Soups & Stews

Amount--Measure--Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1 1/4 pounds Pinto beans -- rinsed
3/4 pound onion -- diced small
1 tablespoon vegetable oil -- or margarine
3/4 pound bell pepper -- diced small
1/4 pound chili peppers -- diced fine
2 pounds ham -- diced
1 quart tomato puree
1 quart ketchup
1 gallon water
1/4 cup chicken bouillon
1 tablespoon garlic -- minced
1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
2 tablespoons hot sauce
1 tablespoon black pepper

Sort beans for impurities then soak overnight

Place beans, water, bouillon, onions, garlic, and black pepper in
kettle and bring to a boil. Place ham bones in with beans if
there are some.

Simmer one hour or until beans are done yet still firm. Remove bones.

In a large pan or braiser sweat bell peppers and chili peppers
together in oil.

Add peppers, tomatoes, ketchup, cajun seasoning, diced ham and
hot sauce to soup.

Simmer 20-40 more minutes

Cool to below 70 farenhite within 2 hours then to below 41 with in
4 more hours and store at 41 or below.

Alternate - Cool to 35 within 3 hours and store at 33-36 Fahrenheit
for cook chill process.

"3/8 ounce"
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 224 Calories; 5g Fat
(19.7% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 34g Carbohydrate;
8g Dietary Fiber; 22mg Cholesterol; 1220mg Sodium.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Creative Mission Trip Fundraisers

If you are like me and have a child going on a mission trip this summer, here are some creative fundraising ideas provided by WBFJ listeners:

-Pie in the Eye Auction- Auction off whipped-cream pies to your church congregation. The winning bidder gets to give your minister, youth minister, etc. a face full of whipped cream pie.

-Yard Sale/Ebay- Have your child go through his room and sell stuff at a yard sale or on ebay. My family is having a yard sale next month and Andrew is going to set up a refreshment table to raise money.

-Flower Grams-Work with a local florist to buy carnations at a discount. Then offer flower-grams at your church on Mother's Day.

-Book it- Ask friends and family members submit their recipes and compile a cookbook which you can then sell for donations. You could also create poetry books, calendars, compile art work into a creative! You can have the books printed and bound pretty cheaply at kinkos or the UPS store.

-Get to Work- Depending on your childs age, she can babysit, wash cars, clean houses, mow lawns or help with other odd jobs in exchange for a donation towards their trip.

-Krispy Kreme Sales-Krispy Kreme sells donuts to non-profits for a reduced price that they can turn around and sell for a profit. Sunday mornings before people head into Sunday School are a great time to sell donuts.

Best-Kept Secret Careers

Looking for a job? According to Yahoo! hotjobs, these are some little-known carrers that offer plenty of opportunity for growth and a nice paycheck to boot...

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Chick-Fil-A Breakfast Bail Out

How would you like to enjoy Chilc-Fil-A breakfast FREE for a year?

The first 100 customers IN LINE (and re-registered) at any participatingChick-Fil-A restaurant in the Triad at 6am this Saturday morning (April 4th)will win FREE Chick-Fil-A breakfast for a year.

FYI: The Breakfast Bailout lines can start forming at 9pm Friday night (April 3)…Registration closes @ 6am this Saturday morning…Must be 18 years or older (and present Saturday morning) to win…Most Chick-Fil-A restaurants in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point,Kernersville, Asheboro and Burlington are participating.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Can You Spot the Real Story?

We had a little April Fool's Fun on the Morning Show today. Can you figure out which of the following stories is true?

Story #1

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Obama administration is considering drastic measures to reduce American dependence on foreign oil and clean up the environment. White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs announced yesterday that the president is closely looking at the possibility of only allowing Americans to operate their vehicles every other day, similar to the tactic used by Beijing officials prior to the '08 Olympics.

If approved, the plan would likely work this way: automobiles with license plates ending in the numbers 0-4 or the letters A-M would be permitted to operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday: the numbers 5-9, or letters N-Z would be allowed on the road on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday. Nobody will be permitted to drive on Sunday.

President Obama says he will use his executive powers to their fullest extent to ensure this law is enacted as soon as possible, possibly as soon as this summer.

Story #2
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The staff dietitian at a doctors group says a minor-league baseball team in Grand Rapids, Mich., should warn fans that a 4,800-calorie burger it plans to sell is bad for them.

Susan Levin of the Washington-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine sent a letter to the West Michigan Whitecaps on Tuesday. She wants the enormous burger to be labeled a "dietary disaster" that increases the risk of cancer and heart disease.
The 4-pound, $20 burger features five beef patties, five slices of cheese, nearly a cup of chili and liberal doses of salsa and corn chips - all on an 8-inch bun.

Whitecaps spokesman Mickey Graham says the team hasn't considered labeling the burger, which he says is a gimmick being promoted as a very unhealthy menu item

Story #3
Fargo, N.D.-Jimmy K. Shorts of Fargo, ND is ‘cashing in’ on the latest natural disaster. Even before the flood waters started to rise along the Red River, Shorts had the bright idea of trucking in 100 tons of playground sand and dumping it on his property…then selling it to local townspeople…that in turn would be used in make-shift sand bags. Thousands of sand bags were then placed along flood prone areas along the Red River.

State officials are not very happy. Shorts is now facing price gouging and racketeering charges for profiting during a federal State of Emergency. Shorts could face up to 10 years behind bars.

Conficker Virus Info

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