Morning Show Notes for Friday, February 18th

-Girl Scout cookie sales begin today in Augusta. Find a location near you by clicking here. For those that are wondering if the "Extreme Graham" cookies featured on the Augusta episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition are going to be offered, the answer is no. They were a special item created to honor the Graham family are not for public sale.

-We're inviting you to help us end February, the month of love, on a big note with The Drive-Thru Difference.

-If small planes make you queasy, there's good news. Delta is about to fly a bigger jet into Augusta for service to and from Atlanta. Read more

-Our movie guy, Bob Waliszewski, from Focus on the Family gaves us reviews on I Am Number Four and Unknown. Bob says neither are family-friendly and would best be viewed on a ClearPlay machine when they come to DVD. You can find movie reviews from Bob and his staff at

-Augusta Allstate agent Jamie Felder joined us this morning to talk about an event he is hosting tomorrow called "X the TXT" which encourages drivers to sign a pledge not to text and drive. You'll receive a special thumbband as a reminder. He's also offering free VIN etching on your windshield, which acts as a theft deterrent. The event is Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm at David Fields Tires and Brakes on Gordon Highway in Augusta. Read more

-David and Dawn Farmer of North Augusta are our grand prize winners in our weeklong Gift of Love celebration. Dawn is a teacher in North Augusta, but David has been spending weeks at a time in New Mexico doing electrical work on a project there. We gave them some prizes they can enjoy together once he comes back home, including a couples massage from Tuscany Classic Italian Spa in Evans, a gift card to Longhorn Steakhouse in Augusta and flowers from Flowers Xpress in Augusta. Listen to their story

-Coming up Monday: You could win tickets to The Grace Card, which opens next Friday in Augusta and Statesboro. Listen to win during the Monday Morning Mindbender at 6:10 and the Cheapie of the Week at 7:40.

Morning Show Notes - Thursday, February 17th

-Nominations for the 42nd annual Dove Awards were announced yesterday. New artist Chris August led the pack with 5 nominations, followed by Francesca Battistelli and Mikeschair each receiving 4 nominations. Click here to see the complete list. Join us live at the Dove Awards by taking a trip on 88.3 WAFJ's Dove Bus.

-Augusta's CT Walker Magnet School will be featured on ABC's World News Tonight this evening at 6:30. The story focuses on the growing absence of cursive writing in today's schools. (Read more) Should cursive writing stay or go? Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Melissa Larkin-Schultz and her husband, Greg, are today's winners of The Gift of Love package. They have one of the most interesting and unusual love stories we've ever heard. Listen: Part 1  Part 2

-This past Sunday, a local church had an incident where a man walked in the service threatening to blow up the building and shouted obscenities at churchgoers. Thankfully, nothing major happened and the man was taken into custody. We thought it would be a good idea to revisit a conversation from a couple of years ago with Jeff Hawkins of the Christian Security Network. He reminds us that every church needs a security plan. Listen: Part 1  Part 2

-Coming up Friday: Our movie guy, Bob Waliszewski, of Focus on the Family gives us the family-friendly scoop on the weekend's new movies at 7:10 AM. Then at 7:40 AM, we'll talk to Augusta Allstate agent Jamie Felder about an event he's hosting on Saturday to stop texting while driving. We'll talk to our final winning couple of The Gift of Love at 8:40 AM.

Morning Show Notes - Wednesday, February 16th

-Dr. Emerson Eggerichs joined us this morning. He's released a gift book edition of his previous work Love and Respect called Love and Respect for a Lifetime. This is a great read for couples to help them understand their spouse's most basic need. Listen to the conversation:
Part 1: Love and respect - simple, but complicated
Part 2: How to be "clear"
Part 3: Meaning behind the words "love" and respect"
Part 4: Blue + pink = purple

-Kim Ketusky of Beech Island gave us a quick and easy recipe for Bowtie Lasagna this morning in Simple Cooking with John and Cleve. The recipe is in the post below this one.

-Google has been making our life easier for the last few years, and now they're out with Google Weddings. It's everything you need to help plan your wedding in one online tool. This morning we asked "What product would you like to see Google invent next?" We heard several good ideas including Google Grocery, where you order your groceries online and pick them up or have them delivered. Other ideas were Google Child, to help you located your child when you can't find them in a store and Google Baby, a complete manual for first-time parents who don't have a clue. Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Daniel and Jamie Maddox of Martinez are the latest winners of The Gift of Love. Click here to listen to their story about their faith carrying them through the loss of twins.

-Coming up Thursday: Dove Award nominations were announced today and we'll give you the rundown tomorrow morning. Also, after a bomb threat at a local church this past Sunday, we're revisiting a conversation from a couple of years ago with Jeff Hawkins of the Christian Security Network. Listen for that at 8:10. Then at 8:40, we'll celebrate The Gift of Love with another special couple.

Simple Cooking - Bowtie Lasagna

1 pound ground chuck
5 cups of bow tie noodles
3 cups spaghetti sauce (your preference, but I use Great Value garlic and onion)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning (or more....suit to your taste)
1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup sour cream

Brown ground chuck in a small pan. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions, then drain; drizzle with olive oil. Mix in your spaghetti sauce.

Add your ground meat, seasonings, cheese, and sour cream. Fold together and allow it all to combine and melt together over low heat, for about 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve to your family with garlic bread and salad.

Submitted by Kim Ketusky of Beech Island
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Morning Show Notes - Tuesday, February 15th

-Melanie Kight of Statesboro is the newest member of Cleve's Coffee Club. She is a mom of 10 kids and says coffee is a must-have! Listen to her story

-The price of cotton has more than doubled, which is sending clothing prices up by 10%. We talked about your tips and tricks for saving on clothing. Several folks mentioned consignment sales. Wee-Peats is happening February 23rd-26th in the Martinez Walmart shopping center. First Baptist Aiken's Pass It On Sale is February 28th - March 5th. Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-William and Laurie Reese of North Augusta are today's winners of The Gift of Love. Laurie tells us that what she loves about her husband is that he is a servant and a patriot. Listen to her story

-There was a message of love in the air in Aiken yesterday. Turns out that it was a Valentine's gift from a woman to her boyfriend. Read more

-Coming up Wednesday: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs joins us at 6:10 and 7:40 to talk about his book Love and Respect For a Lifetime. It is a new gift book edition of his earlier work, Love and RespectGoogle has said that they want to organize the world's information. At 7:10, find out what they're organizing now. Plus, Kim Ketusky of Beech Island shares her quick and easy recipe for Bowtie Lasagna on Simple Cooking with John and Cleve at 8:10.

Morning Show Notes - Monday, February 14th

-Mandisa joined us this morning to talk about love from a single woman's perspective and the heart behind her upcoming project What If We Were Real. Listen to the conversation: Part 1  Part 2

-Monday Morning Mindbender
Q: Women say this is the #1 gift they never want to receive from their husband - what is it?
A: A gym membership

-Cheapie of the Week: Karen McGee of Augusta correctly guessed that it is Jello Pudding Snacks (6 pack). Publix has them for $2 through Tuesday (2/15). Use the printable $.75 coupon from and you'll get it for $1.25 plus tax.

-Francesca Battistelli's new Hundred More Years CD will be out on March 1st, but you can listen to it now at by clicking here.

-Jody and Roxanne Camak of Evans are the winners of today's "Gift of Love" basket. Click here to listen to Roxanne brag on her husband.

-Coming up Tuesday: We'll induct another member into Cleve's Coffee Club at 6:50. Plus, another couple wins The Gift of Love at 8:40.