-There are so many things to do in the CSRA this weekend! The Augusta Riverhawks are at home tonight at 7:30 at the James Brown Arena, with a possible game on Saturday night as well. The Augusta Greenjackets are home for opening weekend at Lake Olmstead Stadium. Disney Live is on stage tonight at the USC Aiken Convocation Center. There are several Easter events on our family calendar, including the Salvation Army's Hip Hop Bunny Drop.
-Coming up Monday: Win tickets to Christian Music Weekend at Six Flags with the Monday Morning Mindbender at 6:10 and the Cheapie of the Week at 7:40. Dave Fry of Sidewalk Prophets will join us at 8:10 to share Winter Jam memories and tell us how a goldfish inspired him to write the song "You Love Me Anyway."
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Parachute Band joined us this morning since they were in town for a concert at New Hope Worship Center. These guys are from New Zealand and travel the globe to lead worship. Listen to the conversation:
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
-John has been craving ice cream ever since the weather turned warmer. He's in trouble though according to a new study that says his craving is similar to the one experienced by drug addicts. Read more
Augusta Riverhawks lost on the road Wednesday night in Mississippi. They must win at home on Friday night to stay in the championship series. Gus, their mascot, is staying on the roof of the James Brown Arena until 3,411 fans show up for Friday night's game.
-Tax Day is on Monday, April 18th this year due to a holiday in Washington, DC on Friday.
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-John went a screening of the new Sherwood Pictures movie Courageous last night in Columbia. This is the latest from the makers of Facing the Giants and Fireproof. This movie says everything men need to hear about being a godly father. It's quite different from any of their other movies and the best one yet on so many levels. There's a screening in Augusta in June, and if you're a ministry leader or pastor, contact email@example.com for information.
selling her shoe collection online in an effort to raise funds that will save the jobs of teachers who face potential layoffs. When has someone done a selfless act to help you? Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.
-Tori Rayle of Fort Gordon gave us a Chicken Pizza Primavera as this week's Simple Cooking recipe. You can get it in the post below this one.
-Looking for stuff to do this weekend? Consider the options: Augusta Riverhawks at the James Brown Arena, Augusta Greenjackets opening weekend, Disney Live on Friday in Aiken and some Easter events on our Family Calendar.
Coming up Thursday: The Parachute Band from New Zealand joins us in the studio at 6:10 and 7:40 AM. They're in concert tomorrow night at New Hope Worship Center in Grovetown.
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2 rolls of Refigerated Pizza Dough
spinach (can be fresh or frozen, just make sure frozen is completely thawed and drained)
Cheese of your choice (I like to use italian 3 cheese blend, but mozerella works just fine as well)
Chop chicken and cook in skillet on stove. While that is cooking spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and lay out the refigerated roll dough. Then spray the top of the dough, sprinkle with garlic salt and cover with a thin layer of cheese. Cook this at 350 for ten minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.
Spread ranch dressing over the crust (this takes the place of pizza sauce), spread out the chicken and spinach, sprinkle with italian seasoning, and cover with desired amount of cheese. Return to oven to cook at 350 for 17 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Submitted by Tori Rayle of Fort Gordon. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a daytime phone number. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.
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-Cleve's coffee evangelism efforts are working. His youngest daughter has started drinking coffee, and even our station intern, Stacie, had a cup this weekend. So, it is with great pride that he welcomes Candy Burleson of Aiken into his coffee club. Click here to hear Candy's story.
-Jonny Diaz's new self-titled CD hits stores today. It features the song "Beauty of the Cross." He joined us this morning, and you can listen to the conversation. Part 1 Part 2
-Today is the last day to vote for the "Artist of the Year" and "New Artist of the Year" Dove Awards. You could win tickets just by voting at http://www.watchgmctv.com/.
-Rory McIlroy continues to be gracious after a terrible mishap caused him to lose the Masters. Read his latest tweet
-Coming up Wednesday: Tori Rayle of Fort Gordon shares her quick and easy Chicken Pizza Primavera during Simple Cooking with John and Cleve at 8:10.
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-Monday Morning Mindbender
Q: Above the portico of the Eisenhower Cabin at Augusta National, there is a golden what that symbolizes the presidency?
-Cheapie of the Week
Susan Perkins of Blythe correctly guessed that it is Blue Bell Ice Cream. Kroger has it on sale through Wednesday (4/13) for $3.29 a half-gallon. Use the printable $1 off coupon and you'll get it for $2.29 plus tax. Click the link to register for Extra Scoops. Once you setup an account, click here to login and get the coupon.
-Our Augusta Riverhawks are in the championship series of the Southern Professional Hockey League. They play Mississippi tomorrow night and Wednesday night away and then come back home Friday, with a Saturday home and a Sunday away game if necessary. They need a great crowd Friday night at the James Brown Arena to help them win the league title!
-Coming up Tuesday: Cleve's Coffee Club has a new member. Find out who it is at 6:50 AM. We'll talk to Jonny Diaz at 7:10 and play some songs from his new self-titled CD that comes out tomorrow. Also, you'll have a chance to win a copy of it.
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