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Eccentric Scholar, Flickr
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Halloween Night Seemed Quiet; Should Observance Be Moved?

It is All Saints Day. November is here. And it comes after what I would call a relatively quiet All Hallows Eve. Yes, it seemed this was one of the quieter Halloweens I can remember. And by Halloween, I mean October 31st. Because it feels like we celebrate Halloween for a good two weeks prior to the actual day. Oh sure, there were trick-or-treaters and there were "trunk"-or-treaters, thanks to local churches. But after 8PM, it seemed like the streets of Owensboro rolled up.

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wwarby,Flickr
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We’ve Done ‘Em All Our Lives, But Where DID These Halloween Traditions Come From?

It's called a jack-o'-lantern. But why "Jack?" Why not a Ted-o'-lantern? What about "trick or treat?" Isn't that an ultimatum? What about masks? What exactly are we going to do tonight that will make us want to conceal our identity? The answers to these and other burning questions can be found at halloweenishere.com

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Trick-or-Treat Tips

Just thought I'd pass along some trick-or-treat tips for all my little ghosts and goblins heading out tonight!

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flicker user Five2Nine
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Halloween Fun Facts That Will Not Scare You

It's finally here the big day where kids will load up on candy as they go door to door trick-or-treating, please look out for the little one's tonight drive carfeully and reduce your speed. Ok now on to the fun facts ;  Halloween beats out Valentines Day big time for the most chocolate sold, how about 90 million pounds or roughly 1.9 billion is spent on Halloween candy each year. More American are ready for Halloween this year it's up 68%  from 63% last year.

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Clowning Around — Happy Halloween Chad! [Video]

Let's all wish Chad a Happy Halloween. And, this from the world of CLOWNS! This German lady, Orly Kastaun, has over 2,000 clown related items. Her collection began when she was in alcoholic rehab fifteen years ago.

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Kizzy is Ready for Halloween [Audio]

Ms. Kizzy Cook called to tell us her Halloween plans for tonight. They include her costume, favorite candy and Clarence's nickname for her.

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Happy Halloween!

Carsyn (aka "Jessie") wanted to say Happy Halloween! Hope everyone has a great day!!

PS...that's our new kitty, Pippa! She was the perfect photo prop!

Dave Spencer Halloween costume circa 2011. (Costume provided by Halloween Havoc) (Photo by Roxianne Messel)
Dave Spencer Halloween costume circa 2011. (Costume provided by Halloween Havoc) (Photo by Roxianne Messel)
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Halloween Now More Restrictive, By Necessity

As Halloween fast approaches, I keep remembering how it used to be, when I was a kid. Out of necessity, that has gone by the wayside. We live in a much creepier and less safe society. And, I suppose every generation can legitimately make that claim. But, those were the days.

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Halloween Home Decor Has Come a Long, Long Way [VIDEO]

I got a text from my sister suggesting I Google "2009 Halloween Light Show in HD." I landed on the coolest thing I've ever seen regarding Halloween. I've seen a LOT more Halloween decorations in recent years, but this takes the cake

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Halloween Trivia at Precious Blood

Precious Blood Catholic Church is cooking up Halloween-themed fun for the weekend!  The church is hosting a Halloween Trivia Night and Silent Auction Saturday, October 29 and the fun starts at 6pm inside the Precious Blood Parish Hall, 3306 Fenmore Street in Owensboro!  I will be there serving as emcee . . . and WBKR is bringing a table full of players with their eyes on the trivia prize!

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The Scariest Movies I’ve Ever Seen: Dave Spencer’s Top 5 [VIDEO]

Back in 2001, when Chad Benefield and I started The Screening Room on our sister station WOMI, we immediately compiled a list of our ten favorite horror movies since Halloween was right around the corner at the time. I've tinkered with it over the years, having re-watched them all, and have arrived at my official 5 Scariest Movies Ever Made.

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Chad & Jaclyn Explain How the ROAD WAR Works! [Video]

The WBKR/Halloween Havoc Road War is Saturday, October 22nd!  And lots of teams will be on hand trying to conquer tha "scariest road trip in town" in an attempt to win the grand prize of $1,000.00!  The "road warriors" who have competed before know exactly what to expect from the event, but we have been getting alot of questions at the station from folks who are interested in doing it for the first time!  So, Jaclyn and I decided that we would climb in the WBKR van with some of the clues from the very first Halloween Havoc Road War and show you how it's done!  Watch as Jaclyn, who was loaded up on Benadryl by the way, tries to figure out the clues!  She'll show you how it's done!! 

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