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CATCH UP WITH HASTINGS TREASURE LEW LINDE

Tune in and get caught up with Hastings treasure LEW LINDE in Part 1 of our upcoming two part interview and hear his many accomplishments in life and his current pro bono legal work with abused women. Listen to KDWA 1460 AM / 97.7 FM or online at www.kdwa.com.

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LEW LINDE - LIFE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Tune in and get caught up with Hastings treasure LEW LINDE in Part 2 of our upcoming two part interview and hear his many accomplishments in life and his current pro bono legal work with abused women. Listen to KDWA 1460 AM / 97.7 FM or online at www.kdwa.com.

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COUPONING WITH SANDY SACHS

Almost 325 billion manufacturer coupons were distributed last year and the majority of them were not redeemed. Tune in for our interview with couponing expert SANDY SACHS to hear some of the hidden tricks of the trade to save your family thousands of dollars every year.

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GRIEF CHAT - A BUTTERFLY'S JOURNEY

Tune in for this month's Grief Chat show with guest BARBARA HOPKINSON and learn about "A Butterfly's Journey", a non-profit organization that helps individuals and families who are struggling with grief after the loss of a child or other traumatic loss. More information can be found at www.abutterflysjourney.org.

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AUGUSTANA UPDATE WITH GORDON GATHRIGHT

Gordon Gathright and Brittney Thompson are our guests to provide an overview of the care available at Augustana Health Care in Hastings. From Respite Care to Transition and long term care, they explain how the top rated facility and staff provide support and quality services to care for your family member. Contact Brittney at 651-480-5926 to arrange a tour.

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REGINA SENIOR LIVING UPDATE WITH DECON MICK HUMBERT

DEACON MICK HUMBERT, Chaplain of Regina Hospital and Regina Senior Living updates listeners on activities and worship services for residents and their friends and family this holiday season. Tune in to hear the details on 1460 AM / 97.7 FM or listen online at www.kdwa.com.

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GRIEF CHAT - A BUTTERFLY'S JOURNEY

Tune in for this month's Grief Chat show with guest BARBARA HOPKINSON and learn about "A Butterfly's Journey", a non-profit organization that helps individuals and families who are struggling with grief after the loss of a child or other traumatic loss. More information can be found at www.abutterflysjourney.org.

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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT CATURIA, SMIDT AND STARKSON FUNERAL HOME

The Caturia, Smidt and Starkson Funeral Home in Hastings is hosting a Holiday Hope Open House at their chapel on Thursday, December 14th from 5-8 pm, with a prayer service at 7 pm. There will also be refreshments, snacks, music and an opportunity to remember your deceased loved ones. Tune in for our interview with owner JESSE STARKSON to hear the details.

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SHARE WARMTH MITTENS

Tune in for our interview with SANDY SACHS, founder of Share Warmth Mittens. This company sells handmade mittens and scarves made out of recycled sweaters and donates a pair of mittens or scarf for each one they sell. You can purchase mittens and scarves from Sandy this Saturday, December 16th at the VFW Red Barn in Cottage Grove 10 am - 3 pm.

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FLYING HIGH IN SPIRIT

This month's Grief Chat with host, MITCH CARMODY is a 2 part show featuring the book, "Flying High in Spirit". The author's mom, CAROL MORGAN tells us the genesis of this book and how her son's signs from the afterworld bring her comfort and inspire her to share his message. The book is available on Amazon and at www.mikeymorgan.com. To contact Mitch go to www.heartlightstudios.com or visit his Facebook page. Part 1:

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NEW HOME FOR HASTINGS UNITED WAY

Learn all about the new home for United Way of Hatings in downtown Hastings in this edition of In Depth. Kelly Casey talks with Executive Director MARI MELLICK, incoming President PEGGY HORSCH, and HAREAM board member PAUL "Coach" EHRHARD who all contribute to the giving efforts all year long!

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DONATION TO HASTINGS READS

Nice to talk with three team members that help to make the work of the United Way of Hastings possible. Executive Director MARI MELLICK, incoming President PEGGY HORSCH, and HAREAM board member PAUL "Coach" EHRHARD who all contribute to the giving efforts all year long!

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HOMELESSNESS IN DAKOTA COUNTY?

Homelessness in Dakota County may not be easily visible, but it does exist. Tune in for our interview with SUE BORELAND, MADELINE KASTLER, CAROL LORD and MOSES WESLEY as we go in-depth on this growing issue. If someone you know is experiencing homelessness, call the Dakota County Housing Crisis Hotline at (651) 554-5751.

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TIM COLLINS SHOW 12/08:

Hastings School District 200 Superintendent Tim Collins talks about the following subjects:

- the meetings taking place far planning on all the change going to take place due to the passing of the boning

- Wold Architects says Hastings will be one of the most secure or at least have some of the best security systems in place

- Middle school project is so big that it will take a minimum of a two years if not three years to complete

- How to structure the new use of new technology within the Middle School

- The possible redrawing of the boundary lines for the elementary schools

Tim is then joined by Zach Hodgson when the talk turns to sports?

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HASTINGS HOMELESS RATES

Would it surprise you to know that Hastings has one of the highest homelessness rates in Dakota County? Tune in for our interview with KRISTEN BROWN and SUBI AMBROSE from Matrix Housing Services to hear about their rotational shelter model using churches in Dakota County. If you know someone who is experiencing homelessness, please visit www.matrixhousingservices.org.

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AMBER ALERT SANTA BREAKFAST THIS SUNDAY 12/10

Minnesota Amber Alert Spokesperson RONNIE TREJO provides a preview of the 16th annual Santa Breakfast held this Sunday, Dec. 10th at the Hastings American Legion. Time is 10am until 2 PM. They hope more will volunteer for their great mission, to bring kids home safe.

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HASTINGS COFFEE CLUB

The Hastings Coffee Club will begin meeting next week on the second Tuesday of each month from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm at Breakaway Arts Cafe in Hastings. The group is a gathering of individuals with memory changes and their caregivers in a safe and supportive environment. Tune in for our interview with TABITHA BARRETT and SAM HILL of D.A.R.T.S. to hear the details.

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FUN FACTS ABOUT A TIGER SALAMANDER

ERIKA JENSEN from the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center introduces listeners to a tiger salamander and shares fun facts about this amphibian. Just because we might not see many of the animals we are used to seeing at Carpenter during the next few months, doesn't mean they aren't there. Visiting the Nature Center in the winter is a whole new adventure. For a full listing of all that is going on at the center, go to www.carpenternaturecenter.org.

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HASTINGS VETERANS HOME HAS A NEW MURAL

SUE REGISTER, Volunteer Service Coordinator of the Hastings Veterans Home has teamed up with local artist DAVE YOUNGREN to help beautify the home with a large 22x7 foot mural. Dave will work on the painted mural Saturday mornings beginning in January and hopes to have it completed by the summer. The mural will span a view of the city from the Hastings bridge to the Veterans Home. If you would like more information on this project or anything else going on at the Hastings Veterans Home, please call Sue at (651) 212-8812.

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SKATE WITH SANTA

It's the annual "Skate With Santa" event on Saturday, Dec 16th from 6:00-8:15 pm at the Hastings Civic Arena. Tune in for our interview with AMANDA TRUAX of River Blades Skating School to hear how you can watch a Christmas show on ice and then get your chance to skate with Santa himself! Tickets available at the door.

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SANTA ON THE FARM

You know these two from Hastings Community Television, but they also are the organizers of a fun event called "Santa On The Farm". Tune in for our interview with SARAH and MIKE BREMER to hear the details of this FREE event on Saturday, December 9th from 6-8 pm. "Santa On The Farm" features a drive-thru opportunity to see Santa and Mrs. Claus, we well as a magnificent music and light show. Non-perishable food donations accepted for Hastings Family Service and cash donations for The Great American Milk Drive. "Santa On The Farm" is at 7048 150th St E in Hastings.

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HFS ADOPT A FAMILY

Hastings Family Service is gearing up for a very busy time of year and you can help. Tune in for our interview with ALI FAIRBANKS and hear about volunteer opportunities and the chance to Adopt A Family in need of Christmas gifts or perhaps be helped yourself. Contact HFS at (651) 437-7134 or visit www.hastingsfamilyservice.org.

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YMCA-HEALTHY LIVING TIPS

Take advantage of all the great programming at the Hastings Area YMCA during this stressful, busy and potentially unhealthy holiday season. Tune in for our interview with DAWN FOSS, Director of Healthy Living for tips to help us get through the next few weeks. Listen at 1460 AM / 97.7 FM or online at www.kdwa.com.

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TIM COLLINS SHOW 12/01:

Hastings School District 200 Superintendent Tim Collins talks about the following subjects:

- more planning from the recently passed bond issue

- work on Todd field won't start during the summer of 2018 due to planning and permitting

- teachers, winners of TIES award integrating technology into the classrooms

- the lunch program and public shaming

Tim is then joined by Augie O'Brien and Zach Hodgson when the talk turns to sports?

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FREE CONCERT SUNDAY DECEMBER 3RD

Join KRISTINA VICTORA-CROKE, ALLAN SAUNDERS and the other 69 members of the River Valley Band for a FREE concert this Sunday, December 3rd at 3:00 pm at St Philip's Church in Hastings. The band is under the direction of RUFINO OCHOADA and concert traditional Christmas music. Bring a canned good for Hastings Family Service. Tune in for our interview on Friday!

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REGINA WELCOMES TWO NEW SURGEONS

Regina Hospital in Hastings welcomes two new surgeons to their staff. Tune in for our interview with surgeon DR. GARRET LECHTENBERG, RACHEL SEROKA with Allina communications and JASON BAINBRIDGE, surgical services manager. Listen at 1460 AM / 97.7 FM or online at www.kdwa.com.

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LIVE NATIVITY SCENE

Pastor John Zimpelmann is my guest to announce a beautiful new tradition; a present to the community from St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hastings. A live nativity scene will be presented at their church and they invite everyone to share in the joy of Christmas with them. The free display will take place December 2nd from 5-7 pm at 202 8th Street West.

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FORGIVENESS, MERCY, AND GRACE

A members of the Hastings Ministerial Association visits KDWA radio. This month we are joined by PASTOR RANDY BERG of CAVALRY CHRISTIAN CHURCH in Hastings as he talks about forgiveness, mercy and grace as it relates to the news in the modern world.

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SONS OF NORWAY NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME

The Sons of Norway meet every 2nd Sunday at 3:00 pm at Our Savior's Church in Hastings and new members are always welcome. Tune in for our interview with DUANE DAVICK and TERRY FLOWER to learn more about this organization.

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION UPDATE

Check your mailbox for your new Community Education and Early Childhood Development catalogs coming in December. Classes for all ages start in January. Tune in for our interview with Community Education Director KARI GORR and Youth Development Enrichment coordinator SARA LAWRENCE to hear what Community Ed is offering this December.

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HASTINGS CHAMBER NEEDS NOMINATIONS

It's that time of year again.....nominations are being sought by the Hastings Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau for 2017 Business, Educator and Volunteer of the Year. Tune in for our interview with 2016 Business of the Year recipient DAN MASSMAN and Chamber President KRISTY BARSE to hear how easy it is to nominate someone. Nominations being accepted through December 8th. Forms available at www.hastingsmn.org.

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SMEAD PRESIDENT CASEY AVENT

Get to know Smead Manufacturing President CASEY AVENT in our interview on Wednesday and hear how the recent acquisition of California based U Brands will help drive business forward into the next century. Tune in to KDWA 1460 AM or 97.7 FM or listen online at www.kdwa.com.

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FREE MAGIC SHOW THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

Join us for Part 1 of our continuing series featuring members of the Hastings Ministerial Association. This month we are joined by PASTOR RANDY BERG of CAVALRY CHRISTIAN CHURCH in Hastings as he invited listeners to their weekly workshop and a FREE family friendly event this Friday, Dec 1st.

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WHOLE PERSON CARE

Regina Hospital in Hastings has a new full-time oncologist to better serve the needs of the people of Hastings and the surrounding communities. Tune in for our interview with Regina Hospital Marketing and Communications representative RACHEL SEROKA, oncologist DR. KOTISO and RN Lead SHEILA THOMAS and hear about the new focus of "whole person care".

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GROWING UP RURAL

She's at it again......author JANET LETNES MARTIN has written another book with SUZANN JOHNSON NELSON called "Growing Up Rural - You Smell Barn", a tribute to their Midwestern, Lutheran, Norwegian upbringing. Tune in for our interview and hear how the book is already going to be part of the Church Basement Ladies Musicals.

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HASTINGS ARTS CENTER SHOW

Tickets are on-sale now for "Two Girls & A Boyd Got New Shoes For Christmas" playing December 2nd at 7:00 pm at the Hastings Arts Center. Tune in for our interview with RICHARD KRIEHN and PEYER JOHNSON - 1/2 of the band "New Shoes" to get the details on how they put this show together after years of being the house band for Garrison Keillor's "Prairie Home Companion" show. Tickets available at www.hastingsartscenter.org.

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TIM COLLINS SHOW 10/20:

Hastings School District 200 Superintendent Tim Collins talks about the following subjects:

- how the bidding will go out for the roofing, Middle School HAVC system, Todd Field etc.

- planning for the HAVC at the Middle School

- what the communities input will look like

Tim is then joined by Augie O'Brien and Zach Hodgson when the talk turns to sports?

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HASTINGS ARTS CENTER EVENTS

Look how happy SARAH LOCKWOOD is to tell listeners about all the great events coming up at the Hastings Arts Center. Tune in to hear all the details in our upcoming interview and view a full listing of events at www.hastingsartscenter.org.

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HASTINGS ARTS CENTER SHOW

Tickets are on-sale now for "Two Girls & A Boyd Got New Shoes For Christmas" playing December 2nd at 7:00 pm at the Hastings Arts Center. Tune in for our interview with RICHARD KRIEHN and PEYER JOHNSON - 1/2 of the band "New Shoes" to get the details on how they put this show together after years of being the house band for Garrison Keillor's "Prairie Home Companion" show. Tickets available at www.hastingsartscenter.org.

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ASKING SAINTS TO INTERCEDE

"Searching My Soul With Fr. Cole", host FR. COLE KRACKE explains the meaning behind the Catholic tradition of asking the Saints to intercede for us. FR. COLE is the pastor of the tri-parish communities of St. Mary's, St. Mathias and St. John the Baptist.

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IN THE GARDEN HOLIDAY GARDEN GIFTS

Our program offers several suggestions that may make for perfect gift giving to your gardener. Host CHAR SCHAAR has several ideas to make the holiday the perfect time to share gardening success. She also thanks everyone who has listened this season and hopes you will tune in when we start season two in March.

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THANKSGIVING DAY MASS AT ST JOHN'S VERMILLION

"Searching My Soul With Fr. Cole", host FR. COLE KRACKE invites listeners to Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9:00 am at St. John the Baptist Church in Vermillion. Learn more about the history of Thanksgiving and why we celebrate this civil holiday by going to church.

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HASTINGS HOMELESS RATES

Would it surprise you to know that Hastings has one of the highest homelessness rates in Dakota County? Tune in for our interview with KRISTEN BROWN and SUBI AMBROSE from Matrix Housing Services to hear about their rotational shelter model using churches in Dakota County. If you know someone who is experiencing homelessness, please visit www.matrixhousingservices.org.

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TODAY'S IN DEPTH:

Tune in for our interview with retired Northwest/Delta pilot Captain JULIE CLARK as she shares her fascinating life experiences working in a man's world as a commercial airline pilot and aerobatic air show pilot. Julie's book, 'Nothing Stood In Her Way' is available on Amazon or visit her website www.julieclarkairshows.com.

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LIVE NATIVITY SCENE

Pastor John Zimpelmann is my guest to announce a beautiful new tradition; a present to the community from St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hastings. A live nativity scene will be presented at their church and they invite everyone to share in the joy of Christmas with them. The free display will take place December 2nd from 5-7 pm at 202 8th Street West.

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TIM COLLINS SHOW 10/20:

Hastings School District 200 Superintendent Tim Collins talks about the following subjects:

- TIES meeting last week

- bond and levy passage, now the work begins with the planning, timeline, bids and more

Tim is then joined by Augie O'Brien and Zach Hodgson when the talk turns to sports?

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SHOULDER INJURY AND RECOVERY PERIOD

Tune in to hear about an injury you want to avoid this winter - a shoulder and/or rotator cuff injury. AARON WICKBOLDT from Courage Kenny Rehabilitation/Allina Health explains why this injury has one of the longest recovery periods.

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GRIEF CHAT GETTING THROUGH TOUGH TIMES

The holiday season can be stressful for everyone, but especially for those that are grieving. Tune in to Part 2 of the November edition of "Grief Chat" with your host MITCH CARMODY for information on how to navigate this tough time. Mitch is joined this month by his wife BARB CARMODY and CATHY SEEHUETTER of the Compassionate Friends organization.

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT OR TRAFFIC STOP? HASTINGS POLICE CHIEF BRYAN SCHAFFER HAS SOME ANSWERS.

Do you have questions about what to do in case you are involved in an accident or a traffic stop? Hastings Police Chief BRYAN SCHAFFER, leads us thru the steps you need to take to be on the right side of the law when unexpected incidents occur. Questions can be answered anytime by calling your local law enforcement department.

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SHOULDER INJURY AND RECOVERY PERIOD

Tune in to hear about an injury you want to avoid this winter - a shoulder and/or rotator cuff injury. AARON WICKBOLDT from Courage Kenny Rehabilitation/Allina Health explains why this injury has one of the longest recovery periods.

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360 COMMUNITY REPS. TALK ABOUT "SEXUAL ASSAULT"

We've heard a lot lately about the term "sexual assault" and the "#metoo movement", but what can we do to advocate for those affected. Tune in for our interview with 360 Community representatives JESS TERESI and STEPHANIE BOEHMER or call (651) 405-1500.

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GRIEF CHAT GETTING THROUGH TOUGH TIMES

The holiday season can be stressful for everyone, but especially for those that are grieving. Tune in to Part 2 of the November edition of "Grief Chat" with your host MITCH CARMODY for information on how to navigate this tough time. Mitch is joined this month by his wife BARB CARMODY and CATHY SEEHUETTER of the Compassionate Friends organization.

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GRIEF CHAT & COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS

The holiday season can be stressful for everyone, but especially for those that are grieving. Tune in to Part 1 of the November edition of "Grief Chat" with your host MITCH CARMODY for information on how to navigate this tough time. Mitch is joined this month by his wife BARB CARMODY and CATHY SEEHUETTER of the Compassionate Friends organization.

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HAVE A HEALTHY HOLIDAY SEASON

Anytime Fitness of Hastings wants to help us put the upcoming holidays into perspective. Enjoy the holiday season but try to keep exercise and healthy eating a part of your celebrations over the next few months. Tune in for our interview with trainer TONY ROJAS and manager KATE TORBORG or give Anytime Fitness a call at (651) 438-8818.

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RECIPES FROM CHAR SCHAAR'S COOKBOOK

This harvest-time edition of In the Garden, features some delicious recipes from CHAR SCHAAR'S cookbook that feature fresh pumpkin. We also preview next week's Christmas Gift ideas for your favorite gardener and plans for next years programs. Happy Thanksgiving from In The Garden!

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GIVE THANKS CONCERT

It's time for the annual "Give Thanks" concert presented by local musician PETE LIKES and friends as a benefit for Hastings Family Services. The concert will held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 19th at Hope Lutheran Church in Hastings. Please bring a canned good and a free will offering for admission.

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GOBBLE GAIT

It's the "Gobble Gait" team.....minus STACIA PEINE! Tune in for our interview with organizers MARY FASBENDER, BRIAN RADKE and JAY KOCHENDORFER as they tell us what is new for the 20th Gobble Gait. The race starts at 8:30 am on Thanksgiving morning and registration is open online now at www.gobblegait.com. Get your gobble on! Monies raised benefits Hastings Family Service.

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LIVE NATIVITY SCENE

Pastor John Zimpelmann is my guest to announce a beautiful new tradition; a present to the community from St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hastings. A live nativity scene will be presented at their church and they invite everyone to share in the joy of Christmas with them. The free display will take place December 2nd from 5-7 pm at 202 8th Street West.

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MEDICAID & MEDICARE PART D TROY ANDERSON HELPS WITH SOME ANSWERS

What is the difference between Medicaid and Medicare? What is Medicare Part D? Tune in for our interview with Coborn's pharmacist TROY ANDERSON as he helps educate listeners during open enrollment season for Medicare Part D. Helpful websites include: www.medicare.gov and www.benefitscheckup.org. Community questions on this or our next topic of supplements, vitamins, etc can be answered by emailing Troy at rxtech.2037@cobornsinc.com.

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CROSSROADS CHURCH DECEMBER 3RD OPENING:

Members of the leadership team for the new Crossroads Church campus in Hastings stopped by to update listeners on their progress moving towards their December 3rd opening celebration. Crossroads will be located in the County Crossroads Mall in south Hastings. Tune in for our interview with campus pastor TIM STANLEY, worship leader JESSE ITALIANO, youth pastor CALEB WIRE, intern JOEY KING and administrative assistant ROBIN BUROW.

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