Proof Positivity: North Dakota Has Snow


  North Dakota has snow and I’m kind of envious.  In southern West Virginia we don’t really get  enough snow to build a snowman let alone going sledding.  In fact my own kids are going out without jackets.  It’s been 75 degrees here.  I used to live near Lake Erie and boy did it snow!  Very cold too.  Frostbite, if you didn’t dress right, was possible.  Dressing right meant putting three layers of clothes on and then when you reached your destination pealing them off.  Here it’s a single layer of clothing once it gets cold.  Cold to West Virginians usually means warm to me.  I think about some of the times my fingers were so cold they hurt when they warm up and I’ve never really had that happen here.



This is usually what winter looks like around here.  Not much snow to worry about and this will close all the schools and put them on delays.  In Cleveland, OH it better be a blizzard before they close schools.



Just Roll With It 


Stater Bros. Charities, KFRG Radio Stations and Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Will Present More Than 1,100 Brand-New Bikes to 4th Grade Students on the field of the Arrowhead Credit Union Stadium in San Bernardino, California.  The 4th grade students who will receive the bikes were nominated by their school teachers for being outstanding role models in their classrooms as well as being children who might be in need this holiday season.

The annual Radiothon also raised more than $482,000 for Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.  With every $200 donation that a radio listener made, Stater Bros. Charities and its business partners donated a brand new bike to a 4th grade student.

“Stater Bros. Charities is pleased to be a part of an event that gives our kids the incentive to work harder and do well in school,” stated Jack H. Brown, Chairman and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets.  “Everyone remembers their first bike and with hard times around the corner these children deserve a happy memory, too.”

McDonald’s(R) Encourages Kids to Take One

 Minute to Move It


McDonald's Shawn Johnson


If you had one minute of fun each day to help make a difference in your world, what would you do? That’s the question McDonald’s is asking kids and families as it launches One Minute to Move It — a global children’s well-being program designed to encourage kids to see what a difference a minute can make. The program launches in conjunction with McDonald’s global “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” Happy Meal promotion in participating restaurants worldwide. Featuring the  characters from the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s (NYSE:DWA) film, One Minute to Move It empowers kids to take an active role in their own well-being by creating a minute of joyful self-expression.

McDonald’s will get kids and families involved around the world with  family events in key markets; an interactive digital community for kids; specially designed, motion-activated Happy Meal toys; and in-restaurant displays. Movie characters will be featured on a variety of food choices worldwide, including fruit, vegetables and milk products to reach kids in a fun and responsible way. The countdown begins in North America on November 7 and rolls out around the globe through the first quarter of next year.

One Minute to Move It encourages kids to take the first step — one minute — to do something they love like dancing, planting a flower, reading or writing, with the hope that it will provide inspiration for many more minutes to come,” said Mary Dillon, Global Chief Marketing Officer, McDonald’s. “This ‘fun-with-a-purpose’ program represents a fresh new approach to our ongoing commitment to children’s well-being.”


Sources:  PRNewswire



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