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DIY Easter Eggs

So Easter is on the way and I find myself excited to color some eggs! I have been scouring the internet for creative different ideas as opposed to the same ole and the different ways to decorate eggs are endless!

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These look simple enough, typical dyes & rubber bands, common household items! I am going to attempt this and will post results later this week!

Do you have any creative Easter ideas for the kids? Post your pics & ideas on our FB page https://www.facebook.com/CountryMusicRadio

Happy Easter!

Signs of Spring

The Swift Current Ag & Ex let us participate in the Egg & Ex School Hatching Program and this morning we had baby quail hatching in studio

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Glenda Allan, Executive Director of the Ag & Ex was secretive about the kinds of birds hatching but we couldn't fool Adrianna Simpson

We also got the chance to see a newborn Black Angus calf out at Wiwa Creek Farms, thanks to Jonathan Thomason & Ian Gross for letting us be part of their morning!

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Check out Discover the Farm this weekend at the Stockade Building in Kinetic Exhibition Park from 10-4, $2 admission.

8th Annual SunDogs Auction Extravaganza

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Mark, Travis & Morgan joined us on the show today to discuss their upcoming fundraiser for the Great Plains SunDogs Athletic programs.

Over the past seven years the auction has raised over $110,000 for the SunDogs Varsity Athletic program, which fields men’s and women’s volleyball and basketball teams in the Prairie Athletic Conference.

The event is May 2nd, Doors open at 7 p.m. with an open bar for the first hour and the live auction beginning at 8 p.m. As always there will be a half-time intermission buffet courtesy of Boston Pizza.

Discover the Farm

Swift Current Ag & Ex is hosting the 3rd Annual Discover the Farm show this weekend at Kinetic Exhibition Park.

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This morning the Director of the Discover the Farm Show, Glenda Allan & the Event Director, Lenora Bells joined us on the show to talk details!

Get your platinum passes & maybe pick up an easter bunny this weekend at the Ag & Ex!

ACM Awards recap

So the ACMA's were held in Vegas last night. Starting off with a bang of confetti from The Band Perry and their performance of Chainsaw there was "millions of dollars worth of hair-dos covered in confetti' according to Blake Shelton.

Blake & Luke Bryan... aka #Bluke hosted the show successfully for another year with more performances than awards. Everyone was in attendance and here is a list of the evenings winners:

Entertainer of the Year
George Strait

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert

Vocal Duo of the Year
Florida Georgia Line

New Artist of the Year
Justin Moore

Vocal Group of the Year
The Band Perry

Album of the Year
Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves
Producers: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
Record Label: Mercury Records

Single Record of the Year
Mama's Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville

Song of the Year
I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary
Publishers: Beattyville Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Happy Tears Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI)

Video of the Year
Highway Don't Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Producers: Tameron Hedge, Chandra LaPlume
Director: Shane Drake

Vocal Event of the Year
We Were Us – Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert
Producers: Nathan Chapman, Keith Urban
Record Labels: Capitol Records Nashville, Hit Red Records, RCA Nashville

 

Just my opinion, but I feel like Rascal Flatts version of Rewind sounded exactly like the recorded version... are they that good or maybe it was lip synced? Hit us up on our facebook page with your thoughts on last nights show, Country Music Radio.

April is upon us... be careful!

So tomorrow is April 1st... the promise of spring temperatures, melting snow, and new growth... don't forget it's also the one day every year where you must be on your toes from the time your alarm goes off!

Keep these few tips in mind when master minding your office...

Don't Be a Bully - this is your workplace, Picking on someone known to be an outsider puts you on the same level of the grade-school bully who takes lunches from weaker kids on the bus.

Resist the urge to do anything that may cause permanent harm - While changing a meeting time on someone's calendar to cause them to miss an appointment may seem casual or harmless, if the event was important, the prank may escalate from mirthful to consequential very quickly.

Avoid gags that could be considered offensive - Stay away from anything that could be interpreted as targeted at any group or could be considered harassment. Making fun of people based on their race, religion or sexual orientation is never appropriate. Anything sexual in nature at all (a stripper, for example) is crossing the line in the office and could result in harassment charges.

On the lighter side here are some fun, harmless ideas that you might be able to pull off tomorrow!

1. Put "Out of Order" signs on bathroom doors or on other "important" devices, such as the coffee pot or microwave

2. The old "fill the drawers" trick. Ping pong balls in every drawer will be inconvenient, but is unlikely to cause any real damage

3. Balloon an office. It can be a challenge to fill an office with balloons, and clean up may be a pain, but it can be a fun –- and colorful –- prank to spice up the day

I'm sure there are more intense, creative things that won't get you into trouble, check these ones out.. have fun!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/the-27-pranks-you-need-to-really-own-april-fools-day

Regional Science Fair wraps up last night

Another year in the books for students in the southwest as the Regional Science Fair presented their awards last night at the Swift Current Comp High School.

Lots of students in attendance with over 70 projects submitted. I got to be a guest judge and I have to admit the talent in these kids amazed me!

Here are the winners with their projects...

1st Place was Jordan Funk from O.M. Irwin School, his project was innovative and he had a working model at the fair.

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Second place belongs to Mattea Heck from Hazlet School, her project "Do You Feel the Burn" was an experiment on cost savings for fertiziler and ratios on seeding/acre.

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Some other notable projects were Devon Sletten & Brandon Dewar from Hazlet School with their project on LED savings...

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Liam Paradis from St. Joe's school is a bright mind to watch out for with his working model of a robotic arm.

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Congratulations to these students and all who participated in this years Regional Science Fair, the Top 2 groups will be off to Nationals in Ontario later this spring. Good Luck!

Bronco's hoping to trample the Tigers

Let's continue to paint the town Blue... this includes invading The Gas City this weekend! The Stable still has tickets for both games in Medicine Hat available. At Noon today they will release tomorrow's game back to the arena and the same goes for Saturday's game tomorrow at noon.

Diane Sletten, from the SC Bronco office says tickets are hard to find the day of at the arena in Medicine Hat so take advantage before they are gone.

Tickets are also still available for games 3 & 4 next week at the I-Plex, Mayor Jarrod Schafer issued a challenge to the SW by wearing your Bronco gear or any hockey jersey you might have at home. Secondly he challenged all businesses/people to Pay It Forward by purchasing tickets and giving them to staff, non-profit organizations etc. Mike Whitney from Sure Fit Dental Clinic has already jumped on board.





Tickets available at scbroncos.com or 1-306-773-1509

#CheckYourPulse

Budget Floods Growth...

Those were the three topics during Mayor Chat this morning. We started things off with the previous weekend and the anxiety of the community regarding a potential flood.

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We continued the conversation regarding city budget. Overall citizens should be more concerned with the clean water we take for granted than the potholes which appear every spring. It's inevitable and city crews will get to them as soon as the weather warms & dries up!




Lastly we rounded off the conversation with the plans for city growth and the results of last weekends Hockeyville contest.



Next mayor chat will be in a couple weeks!

This is what 50 happy years looks like

So it was a little spur of the moment but last week we gave away tickets, to The Mavericks sold out show at the Sky Centre, on the Trading Post. This opened the flood gates for people calling in to see if we had any other pairs to give away.

 

 

While there was still a pair of tickets up for grabs we let Clifford give out his telephone number for anyone trying to sell their tickets to contact him. During this time we put together a package for Clifford & Inez to help them celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

 

 

 

We not only set them up with dinner & a show at the Living Sky Casino but we caught them for a photo after the amazing performance!

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It just so happens to be the month of Inez's birthday, Clifford thanked us for the night out and said he was 'off the hook' for a present this year... We told him that he still had to spoil her!

Congratulations & Best Wishes to this couple as they enjoy their anniversary and the year ahead!

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