The Dan & Mike Golf Challenge- featuring Christina Wolford, raised over $10,000 for Jaycees Special Santa Friday.
17 teams played in the third annual event, with some of the highlights being "singing for par" and the helicopter ball drop, compliments of Jeff Keener.
Thanks to all the sponsors and golfers who participated.
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Photos by Dan Ramey, Jr./wbex.com
Had a great time with Elec Simon & Friends in studio Wednesday morning. Here's a peek at what Simon planned to share with students at Chillicothe High School Wednesday.
Cavalier Corner - Randy Drewyor
Randy Drewyor, President of the Chillicothe City School Board talks about the work the board has been doing to improve facilities and the educational experience for students who attend all class levels. He also addresses some of the responsibilities of the school board.
Larry Roberts Returns
Former WBEX & WCHI DJ Larry Roberts is back in town, visiting from Texas. Roberts tells stories of some of his encounters over the years. Many will remember Roberts in front of the TV camera anchoring news for Channel 4 in Columbus in the early 1980s. He also talks about his days as a new reporter.
Pure Freedom Coming Sunday
Last fall the Secret Keeper Girl made a presentation at Open Door Ministries and now Dannah Gresh presents Pure Freedom coming to Chillicothe this Sunday. Kelly Oyer says Pure Freedom is like Secret Keeper Girl but, for teenage girls and their moms. Oyer says single dads with teenaged daughters are welcome to attend as well. Gesh's ministry promotes purity among teen girls in a world which gives mixed signals. You can check out http://www.purefreedom.org/ Tickets are available at Praises Book Store on North Bridge Street.
Sara Kelon 4-H
It's our monthly chat with Ross County 4-H Extensions Educator Sara Kleon. Training for camp counselors is underway and there are other things you need to know if your child is wanting to go to camp this summer. Get complete details at www.ross.osu.edu
37th Annual Plant Sale
The 37th annual Adena Women's Board Plant Sale is underway. Nancy Ames tells Dan Ramey the board is taking orders through April 2nd with delivery in time for Mother's Day. Some of the money raised goes to the Adena Hospital scholarship program. Some of the money goes to the children's fund which buys coloring books, crayons, and toys for children in the emergency room. And starting this year the board is committing money to fund the new cancer center healing garden. This garden is going to be a place where patients can plants, flowers, and fountains while receiving treatments. There will be benches to sit on and paths that will facilitate movement of equipment like IV drip stands that the patients will be using during treatments. To order, contact Ames at 740-772-6681.
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Rev. T.D. Jakes – Let It Go
Using deeply personal circumstances and examples from his life's journey, T.D. Jakes opens up to readers about his own confrontations with forgiveness and how embracing it helped put his career and life on a trajectory that he could have never imagined. "Let it Go" is a comprehensive roadmap to forgiveness, arming readers with the knowledge and spiritual instruction that will enable them to release from past offenses and acts that may be holding them back. "Forgiveness is essential if we are to grow into the fullness of who God created us to be...When we refuse to forgive, we basically insist on setting our standards higher than God's," explains T.D. Jakes. "Forgiveness isn't about weakening you but strengthening you to live again and love again performing at your highest capacity unencumbered by yesterday's maladies."
Statehood Day 2012
In a collaborative effort, Tom Kuhn, Executive Director of the Ross County Heritage Center and Teresa Sparks Executive Director of Adena Mansion and Gardens, talk about events planned for the annual Statehood Day celebration in Ohio"s first capital this weekend. The Statehood Day Prayer Breakfast at Trinity UMC gets the day started at 8:30am. There will be open houses at several locations, beginning with Lucy Hayes Heritage Center from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Visitors will also get free admission to the Ross County Heritage Center, David Nickens Heritage Center and Adena Mansion and Gardens from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. In addition, the Ross County Genealogical Society will open its doors from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
A Night at the Sugar Shack II
Last spring, several early-era rock and roll bands reunited to bring the Sugar Shack back to life. Many of the same members who made up Chillicothe"s garage band scene of the 1960s took the stage at OUC"s Shoemaker Center. Thousands of dollars were raised for Rock For Tots. Organizers Paul Pollard and Dave Blosser said people started talking that night a second event should be planned. Hence, "A Night at the Sugar Shack II". April 28th at Shoemaker Center, JB & the Downshifts, The Wegians, The Swiss Navy Band (whose members would later make up Pure Prairie League), The Rubber Band Sweet Soul Music Revue and the Sugar Shack All-Star Band are scheduled to perform. $5 tickets are available at Coffee Central in Central Center.
The Tea Party: Three Principles
Elizabeth Price Foley is a leading constitutional law and Tea Party Expert, and she is available to discuss the Tea Party – what it is, what it isn't, and what it means to all of us in a very real way. Foley"s new book, The Tea Party, discusses what this unique movement stands for, and how it has shaped politics over the last decade. The Tea Party goes beyond the rhetoric to help us understand what makes it tick, and discusses the three core principles that drive the party. Price Foley is the Institute for Justice Chair in Constitution Litigation and Professor of Law at Florida International University College of Law. A "recovering liberal," she spent several years on Capitol Hill advising Democratic Congressmen. She is the author of Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality (2006) and The Law of Life and Death (2011).
Deron Lovaas: Ohio Trans Bill
A new transportation bill Congress is considering would, if passed, seriously cut funding to Ohio highway and public transit system. Ohio stands to lose $430 million in federal funding for highways and transit funding if the bill, which is called the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, passes.The bill is being positioned as a jobs bill, when in reality it will take money away from infrastructure projects in your state and impact not just highways, but buses, subways and other public transit systems in the state. Ohio"s House members are home for recess this week and will be voting on this bill when they return to Washington. Deron Lovaas, Senior Energy Analyst of the Natural Resources Defense Council, talks about why this transportation bill is dangerous to highways and public transit systems in Ohio.
Author Craig T. Williams tells the story of the first African-American Gold Medal winner. "The Olympian" follows John Baxter Taylor, Jr. a talented runner and the top quarter mile runner of the era. Taylor won gold in the 1908 London Games and had his life come to a tragic end the following winter. Get more details at www.theolympian.net.
Reviewing the 2012 Oscars
FatGuysAtTheMovies.com's Kevin Carr gave us a review of the 2012 Academy
COMING TUESDAY: Our Weekly check with the Ross-Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau... the next installment in Cavalier Corner and Reverend T.D.Jakes talks about his book "Let It Go".
WBEX launched its iheartradio feed Thursday afternoon, and for the first time, a worldwide audience is listening to our boys with Chillicothe News, Weather and Sports. Dan & Mike discuss it here (and Dan even gets a shout out to some Facebook Friends).
Also Friday, Jennifer Miller was in to discuss the Delivering Hope Rally coming Saturday 3/3 to The Middleground Center at Hickory and 2nd Streets in Chillicothe from 2-6pm.
Next week on Dan & Mike: Monday, we're celebrating the life of Team USA's first black gold medalist, John Baxter Taylor. Author Craig T. Williams shares his story at 7:10am, a review of the 2012 Academy Awards with Kevin Carr of www.FatGuysAtTheMovies.com at 7:50am, Tuesday the Rev. T.D. Jakes and later in the week, Statehood Day, the principals behind the Tea Party and more.
No Colors - Bobby Kipper
Bobby Kipper is the founder of the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence. He and co-author Bud Ramey have warned communities cannot live in denial regarding gang problems. Kipper says there's been a 40% increase in gang membership across the US. Could it happen in your neighborhood? If so, what can be done? Kipper suggests getting in stopped before it's too late. "No Colors: 100 Ways to Stop Gangs from Taking Away Our Communities" is a vital resource for every community. Get more details at www.solveviolence.com.
Pediatrician Dr. Laura Jana
Dr. Laura Jana wants kids and their parents to get up off the couch and start dancing! There's a video contest to benefit a local Children's Hospital in America and you could help Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus and yourself. Dr. Jana says prize money will be awarded to a Children's Hospital and individual prizes will be awarded to the top three submitted videos. Get more details at www.familydanceoff.com.
Kevin Carr's Movie Reviews
A handful of movies are making their debuts in theaters across the country this weekend, but none are likely to have the impact of "Act of Valor" (at Danbarry Feb. 29). Kevin Carr of www.FatGuysAtTheMovies.com says the movie production has been attracting attention because of the use of real Navy SEALS as main characters. Also opening this week, "Tyler Perry's Good Deeds", "Gone" and "Wanderlust".
Statehood Day Prayer Breakfast
Kiwanian Bob Sigler was in for the Herrnstein Community Program to discuss the upcoming 46th Ohio Statehood Prayer Breakfast, an annual joint effort for the Chillicothe Kiwanis and Ross County Ministerial Association. The breakfast will begin at 8:30am at Trinity United Methodist Church followed by speakers from Ohio Christian University and Congresswoman Jean Schmidt.
Ashley & Tokey Hill
Team USA Karate Kumite medalist Ashley Hill and father Tokey Hill were in studio to promote the 2012 Arnold Sports Fest, March 1-4 in Columbus. Ashley is unable to compete due to a hand injury. Meanwhile, she's been busy in front of the camera. She's been modeling for Ralph Lauren and has recently shot a couple of TV shows including a guest appearance on NBC's 30 Rock and a program that focuses on champions which may be picked up by MTV.
See Ashley in action here:
Coming Thursday: We'll talk Gang activity with author Bobby Kipper at 7:10am, health issues with Dr. Laura Jana and it's Movie Day with Kevin Carr.
Zane Trace FFA Celebrates National FFA Week
It's National FFA Week. Four officers from Zane Trace tell us about the importance of FFA and look at what the week entails. Pictured from left to right: Stephanie Glass, Reporter, David Glass,
President, Audrey Hoey, Secretary, Hunter Hardman, Student Advisor.
Kevin Carr Picks 2012 Oscars
Movie Review Guy Kevin Carr of www.FatGuysAtTheMovies.com gives us his predictions for Oscar Night (next Sunday on ABC). Get more movie news and reviews here:
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel
The Ohio Treasurer's Office is encouraging farmers to apply for loans through the Ag-LINK Deposit Program. 39 Ross County farmers received savings on their loans for startup funding for the 2011 planting season. Get more details at Treasurer Josh Mandel's link
Ross County Y
Ross County Y Executive Director Dave Tener says the busy calender gets even busier for the Y. Adult Basketball and Volleyball leagues are in the works, the health and wellness programs are active including some cancer awareness programs through recent funding from the Susan G. Komen foundation, and the annual Teen Recognition Banquet. Get more details at
Newseum Celebrates Presidents
Washington D.C.'s Newseum has a new election-year exhibit opens Presidents Day weekend. Jim Duff explains there are more than 120 artifacts including the microphone used by Franklin D. Roosevelt in his fireside chats and more. Get complete details at www.newseum.com