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Stem Cell Donor Drive to Benefit Evansville Detective Battling Leukemia

Nathan Schroer is well-known here in the tri-state.  Not only is he an Evansville police detective, but he's also a member of the well-known band The Redemption Song.  But Nathan's gaining even more attention these days because of his brave battle with leukemia.  In recent years, he has had good days, bad days.  He's fallen in and out of remission.  And now his cancer is back . . . again.  But Nathan's community is stepping up to help with a stem cell donation drive in his honor on Sunday, November 3rd..

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Early Bird Registration Deadline for Run Run Rudolph 5K is November 9th

Here at WBKR, we are very excited about our brand new 5K event.  Run Run Rudolph will take place 4pm, Saturday, December 7th at the Santa Claus Land of Lights.  Yep!  We're going to be running through the classic story of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and we're celebrating by giving our runners reindeer t-shirts, antlers and, of course, a very shiny nose!  But hurry.  To secure all your holiday goodies, you have to register before our early bird deadline of November 9th!

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Save the Date: WBKR’s “Ultimate Dirty Santa” Returns Saturday, November 30th!

Ho!  Ho!  Ho!  Well, now that we've gotten your attention LOL!  It's time to save the date. WBKR's 3rd annual Ultimate Dirty Santa Party presented by Henderson Chevrolet Buick GMC is 6pm, Saturday, November 30th at The Hines Center in Philpot.  One giant Christmas tree.  300 presents underneath it.  And YOU competing to win the best prizes! 

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Owensboro Native Rachel O’Bryan Runs NYC Marathon for UNICEF

It's one thing to run a marathon.  It's quite another to train for it and do it because you're inspired by a great cause.  Owensboro native Rachel O'Bryan is gearing up to run this Sunday's New York City Marathon for a very noble reason.  And, as she's knocking down each mile in the 26.2 mile course, she'll be raising money and awareness for UNICEF!

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3rd Annual Puzzle Walk

Join Puzzle Pieces--- for the 3rd Annual Puzzle Walk this coming Saturday, November 2nd. The event will be held at Legion Park from 11:00am - 1:00pm. USI graduate students will help host this event and have helped raise money for the event.

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Owensboro Native Keith Medley and His 27-String Guitar [Video]

I honestly have never seen anything quite like this.  Apollo High School graduate and Owensboro native Keith Medley is coming home this evening for a special performance to benefit the music education programs of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra.  And Keith will be playing the instrument he designed, built and mastered . . . the 27-string guitar!  You have to see and hear this to believe it.  WATCH!

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Racers For Ryan Event Saturday

Twenty-one year old Ryan Peters was killed tragically in an accident at Windy Hollow Speedway September 8th. The racing community as well as the Tri-State area has offered an outpouring of support to Ryan's friends and family during this difficult time.

Saturday, October 19th... YOU can also show this family support by coming to Racers for Ryan! This is a great event planned at TowneSquare Mall in Owensboro and it sure to be a great day to celebrate Ryan's life and raise a lot of money!

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Sts. Joseph & Paul Catholic Church’s 4th Annual Soles 4 Souls Shoe Drive

For the fourth year, Sts. Joseph & Paul Catholic Church will be collecting new and gently used clean shoes during the month of October. Along with Soles 4 Souls, they plan to ship the shoes to Haiti and natural disaster victims in the United States and around the world.

Via their website, Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Soles 4 Souls is based in Nashville.

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Meet Ink Pen: Our SPARKY Pet of the Week

OMG!  and, yes.  I used the letters OMG!  This dog is adorable and this week we are trying to find her a forever home.

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New Beginnings Asks For Your Help With “Laundry Of Love”

 

New Beginnings Sexual Assault Support Services is asking for your help.

New Beginnings offers confidential crisis and long-term therapy services to sexual assault survivors of all ages, as well as their family and friends. All services are provided free of charge. They are based in Owensboro with offices in Owensboro and Henderson serving Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster counties in Kentucky.

"Laundry of Love" is a great way for you to help out recent victims.

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Meet Snow: Our SPARKY Pet of the Week

Ladies and Gents, this is Snow!  She is our SPARKY Pet of the Week and she's looking for a forever home.

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Dream Riders of Kentucky Fall Jamboree is This Saturday

Saddle up, Partners!  The Dream Riders of Kentucky Fall Jamboree is this Saturday, September 21st at the Bittel Equestrian Center.  And you're invited to "horse around" with us to help raise money for this amazing program.  Here's what the Dream Riders have planned . . .

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