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Waffles & Winter Clothing!

Joe & Lexie share fun facts and yummy recipes about waffles for Who Knew Wednesday!

Waffle-making made its way to America with Dutch colonists in the 1620s. It was one hundred years later, in Robert Smith’s Court Cookery (1725), that the English language saw the appearance of the word “waffle” for the first time. Waffles were enjoyed sweet, with butter, syrup, or fruit, or savory, with kidney stew.

The word “waffle” is directly derived from the Dutch wafel, meaning a honeycomb cake.

August 24th in National Waffle Day. That date is significant because it is the date of the first patent issued for a waffle iron. On August 24, 1869, the U.S. Patent Office issued a patent to Cornelius Swartwout of Troy, New York, for his design for an “Improvement in Waffle-Irons.”

If reading this made you crave some waffles, check out this link to 90 different waffle recipes !

We also talk to Sharon Metcalfe about a Winter Supply Drive hosted by The Sheppard’s House: A Church of The Nazarene. The Drive is titled “Take What You Need , Leave What You Can”. check out the full conversation HERE!

Here’s Today Trivia Question for Who Knew Wednesday:

Q: What Shoe Brand’s First shoe was inspired by the Waffle?

A: Nike

Congratulations to Troy of Mount Vernon for guessing correctly and winning a $5 Gift Certificate to Everlasting Cup!

Thanks so much for tuning in to today’s Afternoon Drive! – Lexie & Joe

Who Knew Wednesday: The last day of our dig into Christmas Carols!

Carols, carols, and more carols!
Today Todd and I talked about all things carols, first, we listened to two MVNU professors, Dr. VanZant and Dr. VanNest, share about their favorite Christmas carol!
(Click on the picture to hear the conversation.)
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  _Dr. Doug VanNest
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Congratulations to Bob from Howard who won a North Main Café Gift Basket and James from Mount Vernon who won an Amy Grant CD! They have both been entered to win the Grand Prize. Click HERE for more info on this!
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What was the first Christmas carol about?  
Answer: The earliest carol was written in 1410. Sadly, only a very small fragment of it still exists. The carol was about Mary and Jesus meeting different people in Bethlehem.
Click HERE for more fun Christmas carol facts!
Congrats to Charla from Utica who guessed what the first Christmas carol was about! She won the $5 Gift Card to Troyers of Apple Valley!
Thanks for checking out the Blog!
Hannah and Todd

Who Knew Wednesday: Dr.VanNest shares!

Today Todd and I had so much fun playing the WNZR Christmas Gift Exchange and getting to share a great conversation with Dr. VanNest about his favorite Christmas Carol!

If you want to hear the conversation about “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” click on the picture!

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Congratulations are in order to Linda from Utica who won an awesome WNZR Kitchen Kit and Peggy from Mount Vernon who won the “Same type of Different as Me” DVD.  If you want to more about the WNZR Christmas Gift Exchange click HERE. 

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Who was the author of the Christmas carol “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”?

Answer: By Charles Wesley

Congratulations to Nancy Joe from Mount Vernon who took a chance and guessed right! They won the $5 Gift Card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Thanks for clicking on our blog!

– Hannah and Todd

Who Knew Wednesday: Deep diving into Christmas Carols!

Today Todd and I learned so much about Christmas!

First, we spoke with Dr. Mike VanZant, who is a theology professor here at MVNU, about his favorite Christmas carol and why, from a theology standpoint, it is his favorite.

Click on this picture to hear this conversation!

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Then we had a chance to hear from Carrie Hyman about the Mount Vernon Christmas Festival! Click HERE to read more about this event!

Click on this picture to hear this conversation!

Carrie Hyman

 

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What year was the Christmas carol  “O come, O come, Emmanuel” translated from its original language to English?

Answer… Nope! It was a stumper today!

 

We also had a chance to give away two tickets to MVNU’s production of the Messiah! To find out more about this event, click HERE! 

Congratulations to Mari from Mount Vernon who was our caller number 3 and won those tickets!

Thanks for listening to The Afternoon Drive!

-Hannah and Todd

Who Knew Wednesday: Adoption – Part 2

Today Todd, ( Yes, Todd – he is back and doing well!) and I jumped back our topic of adoption!

Click on the picture to hear the interview!

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Today’s two caller number fives were Sherrisa from Howard and Edward from Howard! They were registered to win to Turkey from Smithhislers meats! If you want to know more about Totally Tasty Tom Turkey Hunt click HERE! 

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Although no more than 2% of Americans have actually adopted, more ______than have considered it.

Answer: 1/3 or 33% of Americans have considered it!

Congratulations to Ruth from Mount Vernon who correctly guessed our trivia question!

Thanks for checking out our blog!

-Hannah and Todd

Who Knew Wednesday: Family Heritage Month (Kind of) – Part two!

Today Todd and I couldn’t turn down another amazing Family Heritage story, so we pretended that October lasted just one extra week!

 

Here is the Story we shared today:

Click on the pictures to hear the Stories!

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Here are the stories we shared last Wednesday:

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Dennis shares his Family Heritage

 

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What of these groups maintains the largest genealogical library in the world?

  1. The Catholic Church
  2. The National Genealogical Society
  3. The U.S. National Archives
  4. The Mormon Church

The answer is The Mormon Church!

If you want to take a fun quiz and learn more about Genealogy click HERE! 

Congrats to Sandi from Mount Vernon who correctly guessed our Trivia Question and won the $5 Gift Card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Thanks for checking out the blog!

-Hannah and Todd

Who Know Wednesday: Family History Month

Today Todd and I had a blast having conversations with two faculty members here at MVNU!

Click on these pictures below to hear the conversations!

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Dennis shares his Family Heritage

 

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Question:  What relation is your grandmother’s cousin’s son to you?

Answer: Second cousin, once removed

Congrats to Linda from Utica who got this right and won the $5 Gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Click HERE for the genealogy 101 quiz!

Here is are some resources to start your genealogy/family heritage research:

Ellis Island 

Ancestry.com 

23andme.com

Thanks for checking out the blog!

-Hannah and Todd

 

Who Knew Wednesday: Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Today Todd and I took on the heavy topic, but so important of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

If you want to know more about this mouth or about this topic there are a ton of resources HERE at the nationalbreastcancer.org

Click on this picture to hear Evelyn’s story:

Evelyn White's Story

If you want to hear Tiffany’s story, click on the picture below:Tiffany Baumann Nelson's Story

 

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How many breast cancer survivors are there in the United States?

 Answer: Over 3.5 million! 

Congratulations to Sherrisa from Howard who guessed our Who Knew Question right and won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

We also gave away two registrations to the restored conference and a book by Bill Vanderbush and Brit Eaton called Reckless Grace! Mr. Vanderbush will be a speaker at the Restored Conference! If you want to know more about the Restored Conference, click HERE! 

Congratulations to Candice from Fredericktown who was our caller number three, she is going to all three days of the Restored Conference!

Thanks for checking out the blog!

-Hannah and Todd

Who Knew Wednesday: Fire Prevention Month

Today Todd and I shared with you some hard, but extremally important things!

Click HERE for all the information on Fire prevention and safety, that we shared today and more!!

HERE is more information on Carbon Monoxide.

Do you want to let your pastor know that you appreciate him or her? Click HERE to nominate your pastor for Clergy Appreciation Month!

Do you want to know who won what Dove award? Click HERE to find out!

 

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Click right HERE or on the picture to listen to Hannah and Evelyn’s conversation!

 

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How many Smoke alarms, on average, are recommended in a home? 

Answer: It depends! It’s recommended that you have one alarm on every level of your home and one in every bedroom!

Congratulations to Bruce from Howard, who was a first-time caller, who correctly guessed our Who Knew Question and won that $5 gift Card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley! Thanks for calling in Bruce!

Thank you so much for checking out our blog!

-Hannah and Todd

 

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