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Live on Radio! 89.7

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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They will be broadcasting Live Saturday Oct 25th starting @ 9am thru 12pm.
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The Karr Family & Friends will be playing @ 9am! That's right WE will be the first ones on!
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*FYI: We will play another set, but it will NOT be on the radio.
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I do hope you tune in! We sing & play Gospel Bluegrass. I play the mandolin, hubs plays the guitar, we both sing, we have several others in our band (& Friends).
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[Karr Family & Friends]
Fiddle (Don Stout), bass (Rita Stout), dobro (John Harbor ~wife Lois beside him), mandolin (Me), guitar (Hubs) & banjo (David Townsend)!


We always have a great time!
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MERAINA 10/24/2014 1:37PM

    Hubs just let me know that we may play BEFORE the radio station even gets on site. LOL
Thats the way the ball bounces sometimes.
So we may be live and we may not. I guess it is all up God's timing.

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46SHADOW 10/22/2014 9:46PM

    too cool!!!

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ICECUB 10/22/2014 6:30PM

    emoticon SHARING WITH US.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 10/22/2014 4:16PM

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Love what you do & be blessed

Monday, September 22, 2014


This is our Bluegrass Gospel Band. We have lots of fun together! Great Friends & great times & using our God-given talents to spread the Joy of the Lord.
It is always great to love what you do & we do love to get together and jam!
In October we will be going to a Bluegrass Festival for 10 days & jammin' all we can between stage shows. We do not play on stage at this festival, but we do get the most out of our time while there!
We are blessed to have great friends that love to do the same things we do.
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PURPLEPEONY 10/17/2014 11:37PM

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LIZZIECA55 9/23/2014 10:20AM

    Awesome. Have a blessed week.

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ICECUB 9/22/2014 6:43PM

    WONDERFUL. YOU ARE TRUELY BLESSED

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BIGPAWSUP 9/22/2014 12:09PM

    Terrific.

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46SHADOW 9/22/2014 12:02PM

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MISSROCKABILLY 9/22/2014 12:01PM

    Love the pic! You and DH look great! Have a wonderful time at the festival--it sounds like a blast!

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CRUISEGAL55 9/22/2014 10:48AM

    There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle - Albert Einstein.

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Amazing for this day in our lil world

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

So last week the hubs calls during work & wants to know if I have eaten lunch.
Nope- so we meet to eat.
As we are going to our seats I see a gentleman that makes deliveries at the shop where I work. We say our howdy's & sit & eat.
When we try to pay for our meals we are told that a friend of ours paid for our lunches.
We were like "wow, that was so nice!" (yup, delivery guy paid for our lunches)
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So today the hubs calls again... wanna go to lunch?
Yup.
So we get there and it is SUPER busy! No were to sit... while waiting for a table to be cleared I notice a man standing alone waiting for a table too. When our table was cleared for us to sit down, I asked him if he was meeting anyone for lunch. He said no, so I told him he was welcome to share our table. And he did. He was a nice man. Told us about his family & how he is retired from the US Postal Services & our jobs & about his grandchildren & our grandchild & children. We talked about his wife being a retired music teacher & how we play Bluegrass music & church. It was a nice lunch with a complete stranger.
As the waitress got other tables cleared he started to move to an open table. We assured him that he was not disturbing us and we would like him to stay and visit more. (we saw no need for him to have to eat alone) He stayed and we got to visit more.
As our meal & lunch time was coming to an end a friend of ours came walking by (he also plays in a Bluegrass band). We chatted with him for a bit. Our new-found friend was getting up to leave... we told him we really enjoyed meeting him and said our goodbyes & he invited us to come and visit him in Eldorado (south arkansas) kewl huh!?
I got our ticket to pay so we could both get back to work and headed for the cashier... I remembered I had one of our Bluegrass Family business cards in my purse and caught our new friend at the door and gave it to him & told him to call the next time he was passing thru our town and we would get together again.
I went back to the table and got money from the hubs to cash our ticket out & the waitress came by to get it, but came back with it and said that the other waitress said that the man that was sitting with us paid for our lunch.
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Now how sweet is that?! He was so nice.
Someone buying our meals two weeks in a row... is a true blessing.
Both times the men left before we could thank them.

Just wanted to share a lil bit of amazing acts of kindness for our day and time.
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ICECUB 9/21/2014 3:12PM

    emoticon THAT WAS SO KIND.

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BIGPAWSUP 9/13/2014 2:35PM

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LACEYKYLE 9/11/2014 1:33AM

    The Lord is still at work in people's lives. Blessings are emoticon especially from strangers who don't expect praise or thanks.

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SURVIVOR61 9/10/2014 7:51PM

    God has truly blessed you twice now. Isn't that the greatest feeling in the world. Actually 3 times with that beautiful baby. You are an awesome person and the people know it and so do I. You have a Blessed week and keep blogging about beautiful blessings. I love to read these kind of blogs. emoticon

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/10/2014 6:29PM

    Just, Pay it forward sometime.

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MCJOYFUL 9/10/2014 3:01PM

    That is sweet!

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RKTHETEXGAL 9/10/2014 2:52PM

    That is the sweetest thing! There are still good people out there and you are definitely one of em! And you even made a new friend because of your kindness. Awesome!

RK

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MISSROCKABILLY 9/10/2014 2:21PM

    How awesome is that? It truly shows that what goes around, comes around. You shared the blessing of companionship and were blessed in return.
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Robin Williams

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I didn't know he was in this video!
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Made me laugh, smile and then sad that he is gone.

  
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BIGPAWSUP 8/12/2014 7:27PM

    Forgot how much I liked that song.

Here is hoping Robin finds his "Happy" on the other side.

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MCJOYFUL 8/12/2014 3:05PM

    It is very sad news.

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MAGGIEVAN 8/12/2014 2:54PM

    It is very sad news, indeed. I hope he is free now.

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JTREMBATH 8/12/2014 2:48PM

    It was tragic to hear of his parting.

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Employer Required Health Screening

Monday, July 21, 2014

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Everyone at work is FREAKING out about this health screen.
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No one likes to be told their BMI states over 29.9 and they need to shape it up.
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Then they check your blood pressure and say you should be 130/85 or better.
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Now you tell my LDL Cholesterol should be 130 or less. emoticon
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or I will fail the Tobacco/Nicotine test.
OMGAW! I would not want to have your job lady.
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All kidding aside...
We were required to do the Health Screening last year. This year the two scores will be compared.
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I know my BMI is better, because I weigh less! emoticon
I've been watching my Blood Pressure and it is staying the same. Which is GOOD! emoticon
My LDL Cholesterol... I do not know. I just eat what I want as always. Never anything fried... well rarely fry anything. I'm a baker & steamer kind of gal!
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Guess I'm different than my co-workers... I am excited to see the difference in last years numbers and this years numbers!

Good or bad or just balancing as before?

My hubs has to take the screening too this year, this will be his first year to do the screening and he is nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs!
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XRSIZE16 7/23/2014 10:10AM

    It would be fun to compare!

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CAPECODDIN 7/22/2014 12:12PM

    And the answer is??????????????? emoticon

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LACEYKYLE 7/21/2014 3:51PM

    This seems to be the norm for larger and smaller companies anymore. I can't blame them as long as they are incentive programs. My health insurance gives me up to $75.00 a year for prescriptions and other health related items if I do certain things, like recording BP, glucose, weight, exercise, etc. I think it's a great idea. In the long run it saves the insurance co and it's a positive way to get me healthy. They need to be positive too and not condescending and negative. $75.00 may not sound like much but I have great insurance and my prescriptions are not much.

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RHOOK20047 7/21/2014 2:07PM

    Many companies per the insurance companies are doing that. My company gives $50 off the premium per month for those that went through the testing. Tobacco and drug testing if you failed that you had to sign up for a lasss to quit and like you said we will be retested next year. Imagine when they see mine. I was 387 lbs when tested last year. Currently at 286! My BMI better be lower!

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LIZZIECA55 7/21/2014 1:33PM

    I hope you have GREAT results. You can only get better. emoticon

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PFARRAR65 7/21/2014 12:19PM

    When my cholesterol was out of whack my doctor told me to start walking. My cholesterol improved. If you don't already walk start out with something like 5 minutes 3 times a day. Then after about a week or two go to 10 minute walks 3 times a day. Keep doing this until you can walk as much as you would like.

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BIGPAWSUP 7/21/2014 11:52AM

    Best of luck.

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