Friday, May 11th

-We talked about lessons from mom this morning. What did she teach you that you'll never forget? Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-WJBF Newschannel 6 was asking this morning on their Facebook page, "Which local celebrity would you like to see do the weather on Good Morning Augusta?" John told them that Cleve would be perfect, since he loves talking about the weather! If you agree, let them know on the WJBF Newschannel 6 Facebook page.

-Tomorrow is the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. You can leave a bag of non-perishable food items at your mailbox, and your mail carrier will pick up to be given to the Golden Harvest Food Bank.

-Coming up Monday: Steve Kendrick Jr. from Kendrick Body Shop will join us at 7:10 to talk about why they're giving away a car. Also, you could win tickets to the Sidewalk Prophets concert (June 1st at Grace Baptist Church in Evans) with the Monday Morning Mindbender at 6:10 and the Cheapie of the Week at 7:40.

Thursday, May 10th

-Aimee Copeland, a University of West Georgia graduate student, was injured in a zip line accident last week that lead to her body being invaded by a flesh-eating bacteria. (Read her story) She is in the wound care center at Doctors Hospital fighting for her life. Her dad, Andy, joined us to tell her story, talk about the need for blood and their faith in God. Listen: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Facebook: Aimee Copeland Support Page Give Blood: Shepeard Community Blood Center

-Chris August has a video update on his condition after a skateboarding accident: Watch it

-Please pray for the family of Johnny Hartman, a Harlem high school student who was killed in a car accident this week. His father is the pastor of Kiokee Baptist Church in Appling. Read more

-Coming up Friday: Bob Waliszewski from the Plugged In Movie Review joins us at 7:10 am with the family perspective on Dark Shadows. Also, we'll be talking about lessons from mom - things she taught you that you'll never forget.

Simple Cooking - Maria's Casserole

Box Of Velveeta Shells & Cheese (or store brand, just don’t use one with powdered cheese)
Smoked Sausage (cut into bite sized pieces)
Bag frozen Broccoli
Chopped Onion (if desired)

Slightly brown smoked sausage. I usually cook the onions until soft with the sausage. Bring the water for the mac & cheese to a boil. Add broccoli, as soon as the water comes back to boiling add macaroni and cook as directed on package. Drain broccoli and mac mixture. Place in large bowl, mix in smoked sausage. Add cheesy sauce and mix together.

Submitted by Maria Quick of Augusta. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe.

Wednesday, May 9th

-Dads and kids can celebrate mom in a special way with some homemade gift ideas, courtesy of Focus on the Family. Download the booklet

-What's the key to a stress-free vacation? Get the answer here.

-Jeremy Camp is doing a 90 minute concert on Facebook tonight at 9:00 from his living room. More info

-We noted some strange animal happenings this week in Augusta. A boa constrictor named Scar is on the loose. An 8 foot alligator was captured in the Hammond's Ferry neighborhood yesterday. Peacocks are terrorizing one neighborhood in Martinez. Also, someone rescued geese who were crossing Bobby Jones Expressway in front of Home Depot. Last night, John had a front yard full of frogs. Who needs a zoo when the zoo comes to you? :)

-Congratulations to the mom we celebrated this morning, Jessica Inman of Augusta! Her six year-old son Aiden nominated her, and she gets two tickets to Women of Faith. Enter the mom in your life here.

Tuesday, May 8th

-The new Georgia license plates debut this week. Read more

-Today is National Teacher Day. Tell us about a teacher who made an impact on you on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-John had a bad experience with the sugar-free Oreos he bought. They fell apart when he bit into them! We asked you which sugar-free/fat-free/low-calorie snacks you prefer. Join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-We celebrated Linda Heyward of Aiken as today's winner in our Mother's Day contest. This mother of six was nominated by her daughter, Mariah, and receives two tickets to Women of Faith this fall.

Monday, May 7th

-Monday Morning Mindbender
Q: New research says that the smell of this food actually makes people happier. What is it?
A: Baked potato

-George Lindsey, who played "Goober" on The Andy Griffith Show, passed away on Sunday. (Read more) This morning, we talked about your favorite characters from the show, and you can join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Cheapie of the Week
Helen Martin of Evans correctly guessed that it is Kellogg's Pop Tarts (8 count box). Walgreens has them on sale 2/$5 through Saturday. You'll get $2 back in Register Rewards to use on a future purchase. Use the printable $.50 coupon (print it twice) and it's like getting them for $1 a box (plus tax).

-Congratulations to Diane Atkinson of Aiken who tickets to the Women of Faith conference in our Celebrate Mom contest. She was nominated by her daughter, DeShea. You can enter the mom in your life by clicking here.

-Coming up Tuesday: Cleve welcomes a new member to his coffee club at 6:50 am. Also, John had a bad experience with a sugar-free cookie, so we'll talk about the better-for-you snacks that you've found and like.