COUNTRY ROAD CLUB E-NEWS Friday, December 6, 2013 18 Days til Christmas
Upcoming Events Dec 5-7 Christmas Open House @ Holders Furniture, in Owensville Dec 6 U-Can-Help Food, Cash & Toy Drive to Help Others Dec 7 Postponed til next week Princeton Christmas Parade & Snowflake Stroll Dec 7 Christmas Open House @ Lee Andrea’s Sweet Treats Dec 7 & 8 Christmas Craft Show, 4H Youth Center, in Mt. Carmel Dec 8 Jeff Dunham @ Ford Center, Evansville Dec 10 IVY Tech Express Enrollment Open House, 11a-2p & 3-7p Dec 13 Bill Gaither Christmas Homecoming Tour @ Ford Center Dec 14 Princeton Christmas Parade at 5 pm Dec 14 Santa Visits on the Square, 1 til 3, Downtown Princeton Dec 18 IVY Tech Express Enrollment Open House, 3-6pm Dec 18-20 Live Nativity on Princeton Courthouse Square Dec 21 Santa Visits on the Square, 1 til 3, Downtown Princeton Dec 23 Toyota Teamwork B.B. Classic Begins & continues 26th – 28th Dec 29 Zac Brown Band @ Ford Center, Evansville Jan 6 Bright Owl Educational Services Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Listen to Country 98.1 FM & News Talk 1250 AM for Highlights!
LADY ANTEBELLUM RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 10, 2014 The Lady Antebellum TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR show with Kip Moore and special guest Kacey Musgraves at the Ford Center in Evansville, IN has been rescheduled for April 10th, 2014. Be listening to Country 98.1 WRAY, before Christmas, for Lady Antebellem ticket giveaways!
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE “HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES TOUR 2014” Florida Georgia Line stops in Evansville at Ford Center, Friday February 14th, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now at Ford Center Ticket Office and all Ticketmaster outlets and at www.ticketmaster.com
CONGRATULATIONS TO MCKAIDE LHOTKA BIG BUCK WINNER Congratulations to McKaide Lhotka of Knox County, Indiana, winner of the RE/MAX Cabela’s Trophy Properties 2013 “Big Buck Contest” on WRAY? McKaide submitted a picture of his Thirteen point buck to win a trophy, prizes and bragging rights for a year as winner of RE/MAX Midwest Cabela’s Trophy Properties Big Buck Contest. McKaide will receive $50 gift certificate from Right to Bear Arms, in Haubstadt. $50 gift Cabela gift certificate from ReMax, a $50 gift certificate from Taco Tierra, courtesy of JA Smith Excavating, in Mt. Carmel, and a Big Buck trophy designed by 1st Place Trophies, in Princeton. Again, congratulations to McKaide Lhotka, the 2013 winner of WRAY’s Big Buck Contest, sponsored by ReMax Midwest Cabela’s Trophy Properties. See picture of McKaide Lhotka’s thirteen point buck at wray radio dot com.
HOLDERS’ FURNITURE CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE DECEMBER 5, 6 & 7 Deck out your home for the holidays! Everything storewide will be on sale, during the Christmas Open House at Holder’s Furniture! La-z-boy recliners to curl up in and watch it snow! Furniture by Flexsteel, Cochrane and Peters-Revington for comfort and beauty. Restonic bedding for peaceful slumber! One year free financing to qualified buyers! Shop December 5 this Thursday and Friday til eight! Saturday nine to four! And ask about tickets for the Christmas Auction! From everyone at Holder’s Furniture in downtown Owensville…thank you for a great year!
U-CAN-HELP FOOD-CASH-& TOY DRIVE TODAY IN PRINCETON Help others this Holiday Season by collecting canned goods, cash and toys! Bring your donations to help fill a truck for Salvation Army’s “You-Can-Help” Food, Cash, & Toy Drive today! All donations small and large will be appreciated. Donations may be dropped off at any Gibson County Fifth/Third Bank location thru 6 pm, today, or brought to Fifth Third Bank, on West Broadway, in Princeton, from 3 til 7, during the “Live” U Can Help broadcast with “Uncle Dave”! U-Can-Help Holiday Food, Funds and Toy Drive sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, American Real Estate and Toyota Bushoku.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST FOR HAILEE CUNNINGHAM, DECEMBER 7TH Enjoy Pancake Breakfast, Bake Sale and Vendor Sale to raise funds for Hailee Cunningham, this Saturday, December 7th, from 8 til 11 am at the First Baptist Church, in Princeton. Carry Outs available. $5.00 donation suggested. CHRISTMAS PARADE RESCHEDULED TO DEC 14TH Princeton’s annual Snowflake Christmas parade has been rescheduled, due to bad weather, to Saturday, December 14th, at 5:00 p.m. The theme for this year’s parade is “200 Years of Holiday Magic.” The lighted parade will feature floats and musical entries as well as the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. The parade will begin at the intersection of Pinkney Street and South Main Street, continuing north up Main Street, west on State Street, then south on Hart Street. The parade route will end at the intersection of Hart and Broadway. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Carriage rides around the courthouse & photos with Frosty at gazebo 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Kettle corn, hot chocolate and hot cider available near the gazebo 5 p.m. parade begins Pictures with Santa in the gazebo immediately after the parade
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE AT LEE ANDREA’S SWEET TREATS DECEMBER 7TH When is Santa coming? Santa is coming to Princeton on December 7th to Lee Andrea’s Sweet Treats. Pictures will be taken by Vicker’s photography from ten-thirty to one. Stop by and sample our holiday coffee selections and choose your favorite treats for your celebrations and gifts. Kids can meet Sprinkles, our resident Elf, and get a special holiday treat! Lee Andrea’s Sweet Treats Christmas Open House, Saturday December 7th, ten am until seven pm, North side of the square, downtown Princeton. Yay! Santa’s coming!
CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW, DECEMBER 7 & 8 MT. CARMEL Plan to attend the Christmas Craft Show, Saturday and Sunday, December 7th & 8th, a weekend of Christmas Fun with Santa Visits Noon til 2, each day. Lots of vendors, petting zoo, raffle and concessions. Christmas Craft Show, Saturday, December 7th, from 9 til 5, and Sunday, December 8th, from 9 til 3, at the Mabel Courter 4H Youth Center, in Mt. Carmel.
JEFF DUNHAM’S DISORDERLY CONDUCT TOUR AT FORD CENTER, DEC 8TH Fans in the Tri-State can look forward to a new jam-packed show with more laughs than ever before. As Jeff Dunham’s “Disorderly Conduct Tour” comes to Evansville’s Ford Center, Sunday December 8th. Dunham’s famed troupe of sidekicks will be there: Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, the beer-fueled redneck Bubba J, the manic purple creature Peanut, the spicy pepper from south of the border José Jalapeño, and Peanut’s own ventriloquist dummy Little Jeff, a mini-version of the ringmaster himself. Tickets went on sale today, Friday, September 20th, and tickets for Jeff Dunham "Disorderly Conduct Tour" are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including thefordcenter.com, the Ford Center Box Office or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
IVY TECH EXPRESS ENROLLMENT OPEN HOUSES, DEC. 10TH & 18TH Been thinking about your New Year’s Resolution? Continue your education in 2014! Now is the time, Ivy Tech is the place! At Ivy Tech, it’s now easier than ever to start the New Year off right with Spring Classes during EXPRESS ENROLLMENT! You can complete any or ALL steps of the registration process IN A FLASH AT EXPRESS ENROLLMENT! Both new and continuing students are invited to enjoy FREE PIZZA and take care of business! Ivy Tech is hosting two EXPRESS ENROLLMENT OPEN HOUSES for your convenience at the Ivy Tech Princeton Center on outer South Main. Tuesday, December 10th From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 3 - 7 p.m. or Wednesday, December 18th From 3 – 6 p.m. Please call 888-IVY-LINE for more information. Spring Classes begin January 13, 2014.
BILL GAITHER CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING TOUR DEC 13TH The Bill Gaither Christmas Homecoming Tour comes to Ford Center at 7 pm, Friday, December 13th. In addition to the Gaither Vocal Band, special guests include: The Isaacs, The Martins, Angela Primm, Gene McDonald, and more. Tickets are on sale now at Ford Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. For Group Sales call 812-422-1515, Groups of 15, get 2 tickets free.
LIVE NATIVITY ON PRINCETON COURTHOUSE SQUARE Keep Christ in your Christmas! Visit the Live Nativity, presented by the Tower Heights Church of God. Live Nativity will be on the north side of the Princeton Courthouse square, from 6 til 8 p.m. each evening, December 18th thru 20th. Everyone is invited to drive around the square and see the Live Nativity presented by Tower Heights Church of God.
PRINCETON KIWANIS POINSETTIA SALES THRU DECEMBER 10TH Princeton Kiwanis Poinsettia Sales are now in progress. Great for Holiday Gifts and Decorating and just in time for the holiday season! Poinsettias are available in red, white, pink and marble in sizes 6 1/2”, 8” and 10” pots. Delivery will be from November 30th thru December 10th. To order you can contact any Kiwanis member or Neil Eifert at 812-480-1493 or
SANTA VISITS ON THE SQUARE The tradition is back! Come and visit Santa on the square! Bring the kids for free pictures and visits with Santa, from 1 til 3pm, Saturday, December 14th and Saturday, December 21st! Visit Santa in the New Santa House, on the west side of the courthouse, in downtown Princeton, this Saturday!
ZAC BROWN BAND COMES TO FORD CENTER DEC 29TH Demand for the ZBB experience is at an all-time high. The multiplatinum, 3-time GRAMMY Award-winning outfit throw down every night with expert musicianship, hearty Southern rock, and an unparalleled fan experience that's selling out arenas and amphitheaters from coast to coast. Their third studio album 'Uncaged' (Atlantic/Southern Ground) debuted at #1 with the band's best first-week sales of 234K copies and followed the band's triple-platinum major label debut 'The Foundation' (Atlantic Records/Home Grown/Big Picture) and platinum #1 follow-up 'You Get What You Give' (Atlantic/Southern Ground). Together these albums have produced a historic series of ten #1 hit singles. The Georgia seven-piece has been lauded by fans and critics alike as a "truly astounding troupe of musicians" with a "staggering display of instrumental prowess" that makes them "one of the best live bands on the planet.” See the Zac Brown Band Sunday, December 29th at the Ford Center, in Evansville. Tickets are on sale now.
MENARDS TOY DRIVE DROP SITE In the spirit of Christmas, your local Menards home improvement stores are serving as a toy drive drop site. We’re excited to participate in this wonderful opportunity to put smiles on the faces of less fortunate children in the community! We’ll have a drop box near the exit door to collect new and unwrapped presents from now through mid-December.
GRAND OPENING POSTPONED TO JAN 6 AT BRIGHT OWL Rachel and Doug Burek would like to welcome everyone to Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Bright Owl Educational Services, LLC, postponed to Monday, January 6th, 2014 at 12:00 pm. They are located at 1189 E SR 168 in Ft. Branch (old Sign Post shop). Their staff of certified educators work to create high quality educational resources for parents, educators, schools, and community organizations. Bright Owl Education strives to serve the educational needs of our community and be a positive presence in the education of our youth. Be there for ribbon cutting and discover exciting educational items for children.
SELL MY TEES.COM OFFERS FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES Does your church or other not for profit organization need a fund raiser? Would you like to have t-shirts for your next family reunion? Sell my tees dot com is the website that lets you custom design your own tee shirts. Make it yours by choosing from a great selection of graphics, lettering fonts, even options for name and number on the back. Go to sell my tees dot com and set up your own t-shirt store for teams, clubs, family reunions, and events! Sell my tees dot com. Each tee shirt ordered can be a convenient, fundraiser for your organization. Learn how your organization can earn extra cash at www.sellmytees.com
AWARD WINNING EDWARDS COUNTY MOTORS Move to the front of the line and deal directly, at the award winning Edwards County Motors in Albion! Overhead is low! Customer service and satisfaction priority one! Talk to owner/executive salesman, Randy Stennett, about a tough built Ford truck, SUV, car, or clean low mileage vehicle! Discover why customers will drive miles to get their next vehicle from the One Ford Elite dealership …..Edwards County Motors, on the square , Albion Illinois! Family owned, serving the tri-state 35 years!
STRAIGHT TALK FROM BUG AT CONNERS This is Bug from Conner’s Car Care with some straight talk! If you’ve recently purchased a new vehicle, you can continue to get your oil changed here! It will not affect your new car factory warranty! And Speaking of warranties, we are a Certified Napa Car Care Center! Which means any Napa part we install, including the labor, is backed by a nationwide warranty good at any Certified Napa Car Care Center in the U.S! That’s great! And hey so are you! We appreciate your business at Conner’s Car Care, Highway 41, Ft. Branch, across from the VFW tank.
DEAL WITH THE BOSS AT EDWARDS COUNTY Wouldn’t you love to cut the line, and deal directly with the boss? You can at the award winning Edwards County Motors in Albion! Where overhead is low ! Customer satisfaction and service priority one! Talk to the boss, owner Randy Stennet, about a new tough built Ford truck, SUV, car, or clean low mileage vehicles! Discover why people drive hundred’s of miles to get their next vehicle from the award winning Edwards County Motors, your Ford dealer , on the square in Albion Illinois! Serving the tri-state for 35 years!
GIBSON COUNTY YOUTH CENTER NOW OPEN AFTER SCHOOL Gibson County Youth Center, across from Princeton Library, is now open for after school activities, including basketball, billiards, play station and study station. Center is open to boys and girls, Monday thru Thursday, from 3 til 6 pm!
J.A. SMITH EXCAVATING, THE EARTH MOVIN EXPERTS Do you need some dirt or brush moved? Jared Smith with JA Smith Excavating is your earth movin man in Mt. Carmel. Ready to go to work for you! Excavating, farm and land maintenance, trackhoe brush cutting, trenching including oil field trenching, land and tree line clearing, dozer and backhoe service, and drainage ditch work. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but JA Smith Excavating, LLC wasn’t there! Call me, Jared Smith at 618-240-4944. 618-240-4944.
OPEN LAB FOR QUESTIONS AT PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY Have questions about downloading e-books, navigating the internet, or setting up an email account? Then you are going to love Open Lab at the Princeton Public Library! Open Lab will offer you assistance and give you a chance to get your individual questions answered. Open Lab is available on Tuesday evening, 5:30 til 7:30; Wednesday morning ten til noon; Thursday afternoon, two til four! And, the second Saturday of every month, from two til four. Anyone is invited to bring your Laptop, tablet, or I-pad and learn in the Open Lab at your Princeton Public Library, in downtown Princeton. Also, sign-up for text reminder from the Library for Movies and programs.
PIANO TECHNICIAN – CAMERON’S PIANO SERVICE If your piano’s out of tune, contact Cameron’s Piano Service for professional tuning. Cameron’s is the official Piano Technician for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra! And also offer professional piano moving, restoration, and new and used piano sales. Church discounts are available. Contact Cameron’s Piano Service, Owensville Indiana….three generations strong. Call toll free 1-866-724-2178 for Cameron’s Piano Service, Owensville.
FIND THE BEST GAS PRICE AT WRAYRADIO.COM Country 98.1 helps YOU find where the cheapest gas is. Check www.wrayradio.com for a map with gas prices all around the area, and you can zoom right in to see reported prices of each gas station. The map is courtesy of GAS BUDDY DOT COM.
CHECK OUT E-BOOKS AT PRINCETON LIBRARY Check out downloadable audio books and eBooks 24/7 to your nook, iPod, iPad, iPhone, Sony reader and kindle. Titles automatically expire at the end of lending periods, no more late fees! There are over 5000 titles to choose from! Visit the Princeton Public Library website at www.princetonpl.lib.in.us and check out eBooks and audio books, now. Call PPL for information on help sessions to learn how to download eBooks today. (eBooks not available to reciprocal borrowers and non-resident student cards)
MOTLEY FOOL STOCK WATCH ON WRAY AM 1250 WRAY 1250 AM NewsTalk presents something brand news - Each afternoon at 1:34 Monday thru Friday WRAY 1250 AM NewsTalk will air the Motley Fool Stock Watch. This 60 second daily feature will bring insight to a specific stock each day and look at the earnings, trends and possibilities as this stock moves forward. The Motley Foot Stock Watch is hosted by Chris Hill.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR SEXUAL ASSAULT HELP IN GIBSON COUNTY If you are a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, Gibson County’s new Daybreak Advocacy can help. Call 635-0051, or stop by the office at 107 E. State Street, in Princeton.
NEWS FROM THE MORNING ROAD SHOW WITH WEED AND CLIFF: Keep up with goings-on on the Morning Road Show HERE. And HERE. Also - you can always email your comments about Weed and Cliff to:
WRAY GIVES TICKETS FOR GRAND OLE OPRY EVERY WEEK Country 98.1’s Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame ticket giveaways are every Friday morning. Now thru December 16th, every Friday, you will have a chance to win opry tickets. Listen on Wednesday and Thursday morning for Brain Teaser clues, then on Friday morning, be the caller with the correct Opry answer and win free tickets to the World Famous Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame, in Nashville Tennessee. Winning is easy on COUNTRY 98.1 WRAY.YOUR OFFICIAL NASHVILLE CONNECTION! Link to Country Music Hall of Fame, the Opry and other Nashville attractions at www.wrayradio.com .
COUNTRY GOLD SATURDAY MORNING & SUNDAY NIGHT ON 98.1 Be listening for Country Gold, with hosts Gary Dawson and Scott Mason. Country Gold comes your way on Saturday Mornings from 9 til Noon on Country 98.1 FM WRAY! Gary and Scott look forward to bringing you your favorite classic country music. If you have a request call 812-386-1250, and hit “1” for requests. Join us for 3 hours of Country Gold, from 9 til Noon, every Saturday morning. Also, if you like the golden oldie country songs, please tune in for another “Country Gold” Show with host Randy Owens, formerly of Alabama fame, beginning 4 p.m. Sunday evenings on Country 98.1.
Country Countdown USA STARTS AT NOON EACH SATURDAY Something "Brand New" on Country 98.1...Country Countdown USA Saturday's at Noon on WRAY-FM 98.1. Country Aircheck Editor Lon Helton hosts the countdown show with weekly in-studio guest artists. A country star joins Lon for the entire show, sharing funny and topical stories about artists and songs in the Top 30. Recent co-hosts have included Tim McGraw, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift. The format is friendly, fast-paced and funny, giving listeners personal insight into their favorite stars and making it sound as though a top star is actually at Country 98.1, co-hosting the show with Lon. Occasionally, the co-host will perform live in the studio. Listen for Country Countdown USA at Noon every Saturday on WRAY-FM Country 98.1.
RISE UP WITH JOHN RITTER SUNDAY It’s Rise Up Sunday Mornings, from 6 til 8 am, with John Ritter Rise Up brings a message of hope to listeners each Sunday morning on WRAY Country 98.1 FM. Host John Ritter says he is blessed by combining his two greatest loves, faith and music, in a radio show that reaches tens of thousands of listeners nationwide. On the Web, the address is www.rise-up.com
CROOK & CHASE SUNDAY 8 TIL NOON Veteran radio and TV hosts Charlie Chase and Lorianne Crooks bring you the top Country songs each Sunday morning from 8 a.m. till noon, on Country 98.1!
SUNDAY AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN America’s Country Countdown with host Kix Brooks can be heard every Sunday afternoon from Noon until Four. Tune in for the Top 40 Country Hits of the week and see who made it to #1!
BUSINESS DIRECTORY Did you know that WRAY has a Business Directory that features: Home Improvement, Utilities, Restaurants, Entertainment, and more? Go to www.wrayradio.com , click on Business Directory in the left link column. You’ll find web links to many WRAY advertisers!
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