Every year, WGCR reaches out in the community with our annual CHRISTmas project. This year, we have been presented a need by the "Change the World Relief Organization" about children in our listening area who do not have adequate supplies for the winter.
During the month of November, we will be collecting NEW winter hats, gloves, thick socks, and underwear. We are looking for all sizes in these items.
You can drop of the new items at the Anchor Baptist Missions International warehouse, or at the live studio of WGCR.
Our goal is 200 of each item, as the need has been presented by "Change the World Relief Organization."
Thank you for your generosity again, and we are looking forward to making a difference in our area.
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who
has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was,
since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be
remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair; and
- Maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more
than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but
overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy
charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended
from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for
reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the
job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.
It declined even further when schools were required to get parental
consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not
inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses;
and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a
burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to
realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in
her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by
his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
Suppose that every day, ten men go out
for burgers and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they
paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go
something like this....
The first four men (the poorest)
would pay nothing. The fifth would pay $1. The sixth would
pay $3. The seventh would pay $7. The eighth would pay
$12. The ninth would pay $18. The tenth man (the richest)
would pay $59. So, that's what they decided to do.
The ten men ate every day and seemed quite
happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw
them a curve ball. "Since you are all such good customers,"
he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily burgers by
$20". Burgers for the ten men would now cost just $80.
The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our
taxes. So the first four men were unaffected. They would
still eat for free. But what about the other six men ? How
could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would
get his fair share?
They realized that $20 divided by
Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 8th, as WGCR hosts The Family Research Council and The Heritage Foundation’s “Values Bus” at the Mountain State Fair on the grounds of the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher NC. The Family Research Council and The Heritage Foundation are touring the nation in an effort to promote fiscal and moral responsibility in America. The tour, officially titled “Your Money, Your Values, Your Vote 2012” invites local leaders and citizens to Raise Your Voice on the Issues that Matter, Register to Vote, and receive materials on Defending Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty. The event is free; however, general admission must be paid to the Mountain State Fair. Advance admission tickets are on sale September 6th at area Ingles, the WNC Ag Center, WNC Farmers Market or online at mountainfair.org. Join WGCR, The Family Research Council and The Heritage Foundation on Saturday, September 8th from 9am-5pm as the “Values Bus” rolls into the Mountain State Fair. For more information, visit Values Bus.com or contact WGCR at 828-884-9427.
All passengers escaped with seemingly little or no injury.