Friday, December 9th

-Lori Colindres from the Aiken Center for Exceptional (ACE) Families is trying to win a $50,000 grant from Pepsi so she can help special needs families. You can vote for her organization at or by texting 110743 to 73774. Listen to our conversation: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

-The Burke County Bears will play Peach County in the Georgia Class 3A State Football Championship. The game is Saturday at 4:30 at the Georgia Dome and will be broadcast on Georgia Public Television.

-Bob Waliszewski joined from Focus on the Family for the Plugged In Movie Review. He said that New Year's Eve has potential for a date night movie but does not recommend The Sitter or Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. You can get family-friendly movie reviews at

-CBS has several family-oriented Christmas movies coming on between 8 and 10 tonight including Frosty the Snowman, Frosty Returns, Yes, Virginia and The Elf on the Shelf.

-Coming up Monday: You could win tickets to Christmas in the Country at Kackleberry Farm with the Monday Morning Mindbender at 6:10 and the Cheapie of the Week at 7:40. Also, Jason Breland, a former member of the group Truth, joins us at 8:10 to talk about the Truth 40th Anniversary Christmas Spectacular at The Sanctuary Church in Evans.

Thursday, December 8th

-After the first stop on John and Cleve's Christmas Cheer Tour, you helped us raise enough money to provide 8 beds toward our goal of 88 beds for kids in need. Many listeners brought new twin bedding for those beds too. Our project with Action Ministries of Augusta continues with the second tour stop on Wednesday from 12 to 2 pm at Firehouse Subs in North Augusta.

-Coming up Friday: Lori Colindres from ACE Families in Aiken will tell us about her efforts to help families with special needs and how you can help her win funding at 6:10 am. Our movie guy, Bob Waliszewski from Focus on the Family, has the family-friendly scoop on new movies at 7:10. Plus, you'll have one last chance to win a live Christmas tree from Turkey Creek Christmas Tree Farm in Edgefield County. Listen for "O Christmas Tree" to play between 6 and 9 for your chance to win.

Wednesday, December 7th

-MAU Job Fair: Today from 9 to 4 at the Jameson Suites in Augusta. More information

Simple Cooking - White Chicken Chili

One package of McCormick's White Chicken Chili mix
One large can of chicken
One tablespoon of oil
One cup of water
One can of white beans

Place the oil in the pan along with the chicken just to warm up first, add the water, then the seasoning pack and stir until well mixed. Then add the beans. Cook until it's warm which is about 5 minutes. You can add a can of whole kernel corn which is good too.

We place tortilla chips on the bottom of a rather flat bowl, then chili, then we top with salsa verde, sometimes cheese, some time sour cream.

Submitted by Connie Morgan of North Augusta. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to, along with your daytime phone number. You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Tuesday, December 6th

-John took his kids to see the Fields Family's Christmas light show on Warren Road in Augusta last night. The entire house and yard are lit up and synced to music that you can hear on your car radio. This takes the prize as about the best home light display ever! You must see it!

-Lance McGahee of Evans was inducted into Cleve's Coffee Club this morning. The funny thing is that he never actually signed up. Listen to his story

-Yesterday, when John picked up Evan from school, he saw where his son had written his first and last name in his tablet all by himself. Then it hit him...his boy is growing up!" When did you realize that your child was "growing up?" Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

 -Rick Herring from Action Ministries of Augusta joined us this morning to talk about the beds project for John and Cleve's Christmas Cheer Tour. Listen: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

-Remember, safety first during this Christmas shopping season after a woman was robbed last night outside of the Macy's at Augusta Mall. Read more

-Coming up Wednesday: Shane Barnard of Shane and Shane joins us at 7:10 am to talk about their Christmas concert with Phil Wickham in Aiken this Sunday. Also, Connie Morgan of North Augusta shares a quick and easy recipe for White Chicken Chili at 8:10 in Simple Cooking with John and Cleve. Plus, don't miss your chance to win a live Christmas tree from Turkey Creek Christmas Tree Farm in Edgefield County. Listen for "O Christmas Tree" between 6 and 9 am as your cue to call and win!

Monday, December 5th

-Monday Morning Mindbender
The average person craves one of these five times a day. What is it?
A: A hug

-College Football Bowl Games: Georgia Tech vs Utah in the Sun Bowl on December 31st, Georgia vs Michigan State in the Outback Bowl on January 2nd, South Carolina vs Nebraska on January 2nd and Clemson vs West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on January 4th.

-Dennis Barton of Aiken correctly guessed that the Cheapie of the Week is candy canes. CVS has the 10 pack on sale for $1.27 with your Extra Care Card. They'll give you $1.27 back in Extra Bucks, so it's like getting them for free. All you really pay is the sales tax!

-We talked about the best places to see Christmas lights around the area. Lights of the South in Grovetown is the favorite, but folks in Aiken also love Hopelands Gardens. You can a list of recommended places on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page and add one that you don't see there.

-If you didn't get to see the movie that Matthew West is involved with on GMC, there's good news. The Heart of Christmas airs again tonight at 9 pm.

-Coming up Tuesday: Cleve introduces the newest member of his coffee club at 6:50 AM and shares another "bean of wisdom" that will leave you scratching your head. Rick Herring of Action Ministries of Augusta joins us at 7:40 to talk about the bed project for kids in need that is the focus of our Christmas Cheer Tour.