Morning Show Notes - Friday, May 13th

-The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is giving active-duty military couples the chance to attend a free marriage conference at The Cove in North Carolina. Read more

-Bob Waliszewski, our movie guy from Focus On the Family, joined us for his weekly movie reviews. There's nothing new suitable for families this weekend, but Bob suggests Soul Surfer, Thor, Prom and Hoodwinked Too as possible options. Read full reviews of all movies at

-Columbia County is hosting a fun family event on Saturday called Art in the Park. 88.3 WAFJ's David Perry will be there from 10 am to 12 noon. Read more

-There's a new Oreo coming out this summer with five layers of goodness called the Triple Double Stuff Oreo. Read more

-You can help Augusta's Golden Harvest Food Bank by leaving canned goods at your mailbox on Saturday for the USPS Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

-Coming up Monday: Listen for your chance to win Augusta Greenjackets tickets with the Monday Morning Mindbender at 6:10 and the Cheapie of the Week at 7:40. Also, we'll talk about those times when you should've read the directions at 7:10.

Morning Show Notes - Thursday, May 12th

-Jeff Bair joined us from Home Works of Aiken to talk about a local service project that helps the less fortunate. Find out more by calling Jeff at (803) 439-3074 or visit Listen to our conversation: Part 1 Part 2

-TV meteorologist Jack Church was fired from his job at a California station after objecting to news content that conflicted with his Christian values. (read more) We talked about times when you've had to make a tough decision and take a stand for your faith. You can join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-After a fraud ring took advantage of some Michaels Stores customers, you might think twice about how you use your debit card. Read more

-Coming up Friday: Bob Waliszewski of Focus on the Family tells us what may be of interest to families at the theater this weekend.

Morning Show Notes - Wednesday, May 11th

-Technology can replace many things, but the newspaper is not one of them, at least according to John. Our newspaper carrier was running a little behind this morning, which had John thinking of the horror of a world without a printed newspaper. He likes holding it in his hands and flipping through the pages first thing in the morning, but Cleve, on the other hand, prefers the digital format on his iPad. This is like a role-reversal because John is usually the techie, while Cleve is more traditional.

-Mike Padgett Highway in Augusta has become a deadly highway with four fatalities in the last month. Police say it is because of impatient drivers. Read more

-John has made a lot of progess on tiling the floor in one of his bathrooms. Thanks to actually reading the instructions, he was able to install a new toilet without any problems. The highlight was Evan, his three-year old, wanting to test out the new potty. He climbed up on it and told Amy that "This new potty sure is comfortable, Momma. Let's just sit and talk. I could just sit here and talk all day." Where's the tape recorder when you need it? :)

-Caleb from the new band Anthem Lights joined John and Cleve this morning. Listen to the conversation: Part 1 Part 2

-Hope Cason shared her quick and easy recipe for a Taco Ring this morning in Simple Cooking. You can get the recipe from the post below this one. Click here to hear Hope talk about the recipe.

-Pete can't believe what he's seeing on the TLC show Extreme Couponing. Listen

-Jars of Clay is celebrating a milestone that has nothing to do with their music career. Read more

-Coming up on Thursday: Jeff Bair from Home Works will join us at 6:10 to talk about a family service project next month in Aiken. Also, we'll talk about a TV weatherman who was fired for taking a Christian stance. How far will you go to defend your faith? Plus, don't miss your chance to win a family-four pack of tickets to see Michael W. Smith on Friday in Aiken.

Simple Cooking - Taco Ring

1 lb ground beef or turkey (browned and drained)
Add taco seasoning mix according to package directions.
2 packages of crescent rolls arrange on a round baking sheet in a star shape overlapping slightly with smaller end in center of sheet.

Take taco meet and add to crescent rolls (about 1 tbs per crescent roll and wrap each inward to cover mixture) bake according to crescent package directions.

While baking is taking place prepare lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream, and picante sauce as you would for tacos.

When ring comes out of oven let set for 5 minutes then cut and serve after topping. This is very good and a deviation from the same old taco.

Submitted by Hope Cason of Augusta. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, send it to and include a daytime phone number. You'll receive a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Morning Show Notes - Tuesday, May 10th

-As an early birthday gift, John was given the Word of Promise Audio Bible. This is a neat way to enjoy God's word and feel like you're actually there in the story. Hundreds of professional actors and actresses are part of narrating the Bible in a way you've probably never heard.

-Blair Davis of Jackson is the newest member of Cleve's Coffee Club. Click here to hear his coffee story and the question that Cleve can't believe John asked him.

-We were really impressed over hearing about Cross Creek High School student Andrew Buckner's perfect attendance record from K5-12th grade. He is so conscientious in his studies that he doesn't want to miss one day. This led us into a conversation about young people you know who are setting a good example for others to follow. Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Coming up Wednesday: Caleb from Anthem Lights joins us at 7:40, and you'll have a chance to win their debut CD. At 8:10, Hope Cason shares her Taco Ring recipe in Simple Cooking with John and Cleve. Also, don't miss another chance to win a family four-pack of tickets to the Michael W. Smith concert in Aiken on Friday.

Morning Show Notes - Monday, May 9th

-Monday Morning Mindbender
The average person accumulates 350 miles of this in their lifetime. What is it?
A: Hair

-Tornado Relief for Tuscaloosa, Alabama is underway in the CSRA. The biggest needs are baby diapers, adult undergarments (new in package), toiletries and hygene items. You can drop them off at any area Family Y or at the Hephzibah Fire Department.

-Stefanie King of North Augusta guessed that the Cheapie of the Week is Kraft Cheese 2% Milk Singles. Kroger has it for $1.79 through Saturday (5/14). Use the printable $1 off coupon and you'll get it for $.79 plus tax.

-John and his wife, Amy, are remodeling one of their bathrooms with new tile on the floor and a new toilet, and they are doing it themselves. At times it has been a one step forward, two steps back situation, but they are detemined to see it to the finish. We talked about home improvement projects that you have conquered or that have conquered you. Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Coming up Tuesday: Cleve welcomes a new member to his coffee club at 6:50. Plus, we'll talk about students who are setting a good example and you'll have a chance to win a family-four pack of tickets to the Michael W. Smith concert.