A long and distinguished broadcast career as a national reporter, FOX News Channel host and syndicated talk show host is coming to a close, as John Gibson has decided to retire from the airwaves. Gibson hosts “The John Gibson Show,” heard live Monday through Friday on KNTR Talk, 106.3 FM (streaming on kntrtalk.com). Radio Central wishes nothing but the best for John Gibson in a very relaxing retirement.
ANNOUNCING “THE DENNIS PRAGER SHOW”
Dennis Prager is a best-selling author, columnist and one of America’s most popular radio talk show hosts. He also appears regularly on TV on such shows as Fox and Friends, Hannity, and Red Eye. A highly sought-after speaker, he has lectured all over the world.
“The Dennis Prager Show” will air Monday – Friday from 9 am – 11 am (Pacific time), starting on March 4th on KNTR Talk, 106.3 FM (streaming on kntrtalk.com).
Prager’s books include Think a Second Time, Happiness is a Serious Problem and his most recent, a NY Times Best Seller, Still the Best Hope: Why American Values Must Triumph. Dennis writes a syndicated column that is published in newspapers across the country and on the Internet. His writings have also appeared in major national and international publications including, Commentary, The Weekly Standard and The Wall Street Journal.
Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions hoping to spark positive change. One of the top annual themes is a more active approach to health/fitness and January has a surge in gym activity – 50 percent more than December – with many people embarking on
weight-loss resolutions in the new year.
Consumers report high-pressure sales tactics, misrepresentations about facilities and services, broken cancellation policies and lost membership fees when gyms go out of business.
Determine fitness goals. Making goals in advance can help a person select an appropriate facility. It’s also a good idea to check with a physician before embarking on a new fitness regimen, especially if medical conditions are present.
What is most important? Will a convenient location and extended hours be beneficial in reaching a fitness goal? Will a variety of equipment or classes keep people motivated? Work out while traveling and prefer a chain with numerous locations? Identify top priorities before shopping around.
Check bbb.org. BBB has business profiles on more than 15,000 health clubs, fitness centers and gyms nationwide and 231 are located in the Pacific Southwest region. Read what current and/or previous customers have to say and see how the business responds to complaints. This information may help narrow down the list of gyms selected to visit.
Take a tour. Does the gym have the equipment, classes and trainers needed, clean showers and available Wi-Fi? Ask questions and make sure to understand all the rules. What are the busy times, wait times for equipment, class registration requirements, availability and find out if there is an additional cost for personal training.
Ask about free trials. Fitness centers often offer a 2, 3 of even 6 free pass for potential members providing customers a great way to see if the gym is a good fit.
Do not feel coerced. Don’t give in to high-pressure sales tactics and join right away. A reputable gym will give consumers time to read the contract, tour the facility and help them make an informed decision.
Calculate the true costs. Gyms often use special introductory offers to encourage new members, but the price could go up once the initial period is over. Know and understand what the regular monthly fees will be and what they include.
Understand all terms. Read the contract carefully before signing. Make sure all verbal promises are in writing. The document one signs is what matters, so don’t take a salesperson’s word for it. What happens if a member moves or the gym goes out of business? Will the membership renew automatically? Can one cancel the contract and, if so, under what circumstances?
Certified trainers. Research certifications any personal trainer claims to have. When paying more on top of the gym membership, make sure the trainer is qualified with appropriate certification.
Never use a debit card. Be aware when using a debit card, this give the fitness center direct access to one’s bank account and money. Instead use a credit card. Credit cards serve as a barrier between your money and the people who want it and some offer benefits for purchases and even fraud protection. As a whole, credit cards offer more protection than debit cards do.
Get a receipt. Those who don’t like credit cards, often prefer to pay for things in cash. This includes gym memberships. There is nothing wrong with cash, but always make sure to get proof of payment – ask for a receipt.
Check out bbb.org to look up a business, file a complaint, write a customer review, report a scam, read tips, and follow us on social media and more!
Cookies Power Enriching Adventures for Girls *** Cookies will be here Jan. 21 – March 3! ***
Girl Scouts selling cookies range from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
They’ll start going door-to-door on Monday January 21. You may also find cookie booths starting January 25.
You can find Girls at the following locations: 360 Deli, Ace Hardware South, CVS, Havasu Hardware, Kmart, Little Caesars, Pilot, Smiths, Starbucks on Lake Havasu Ave, Swap Meet, Walgreens, Walmart, Water & Ice Megan and Erik’s, Little Delbert Days and Winterfest.
Our Cookie Finder App is a handy tool to locate nearby cookie booths.
Go to www.girlscoutsaz.org/cookiefinder to use on the desktop or download the free app to your mobile device.
The hospital ship USNS Comfort is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s “Enduring Promise” initiative. We would like to give a shout out to one of our own who is on that mission: Hospitalman Jerusha Hainsworth, an amazing young woman.
Working with health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras, Hainsworth is part of the embarked medical team that provides care on board and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems caused partly by an increase in cross-border migrants. Hainsworth is part of a deployment that reflects the United States’ enduring promise of friendship, partnership and solidarity with the Americas.
Her dad Darryl Hainsworth owns Havasu Barber Shop (next to Juicys) and is a proud papa and patriot. KNTR Talk and Radio Central thank Jerusha for her service and we look forward to welcoming you home!!
(Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pat Morrissey)
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS &SUITES® – NOW OPEN IN LAKE HAVASU CITY
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Havasu – London Bridge September 7, 2018 – The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Havasu-London Bridge excitedly welcomed the first guests on Friday, September 7, 2018. The vibrant property offers 96 guest rooms and sits right next to the world-famous London Bridge with unbeatable views of Lake Havasu.
“We are excited to introduce the Holiday Inn Express & Suites brand to the Lake Havasu area,” said Mark Hanscom, General Manager. “Guests will love our modern décor, state of the art amenities and most of all our above and beyond customer service.”
The new Holiday Inn Express is the perfect place to stay when enjoying all the adventure Lake Havasu City has to offer. Located just steps away from restaurants, shops, water sports rentals and entertainment venues. Wake up to the complimentary Express Start breakfast bar, spend the day hanging by the outdoor pool or stay at the state-of-the-art fitness center. A 330 square foot meeting space is also available for our business travelers.
Guests can relax in style in one of the contemporary guest rooms featuring a 49″ television, microwave, mini refrigerator and complimentary Wi-Fi. Request a premium top floor room with an unbeatable view of the lake and mountains. Whether you are coming to town for business or pleasure, the friendly service and complimentary amenities will ensure your visit is memorable.
Part of the IHG family of hotels, all guests earn IHG reward points during their stay.
About the Holiday Inn Express® brand
Holiday Inn Express® hotels are modern hotels for value-oriented travelers. Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travelers. Guests Stay Smart® at Holiday Inn Express hotels where they enjoy a free hot Express Start™ breakfast bar with new healthier offerings, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (U.S. and Canada only). There are currently over 2,400 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, visit www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress . Find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hiexpress or Facebook www.Facebook.com/holidayinnexpress.
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and the commanding officer of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), Cmdr. Micah Murphy, released statements Aug. 25 on the death of Senator and Navy veteran John S. McCain III who died Aug. 25 at age 81.
Statement by Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer:
“Today, the Navy and Marine Corps team lost a friend and one of our own when Senator John McCain passed.
“From the Naval Academy to flight school and throughout his time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, McCain displayed unfailing honor and duty to country. If that was the end of his service, he would still be renowned as a hero, but McCain’s desire to serve didn’t stop when his uniform came off. He continued to serve as a representative and senator from Arizona. Throughout his life, McCain never ceased serving our nation or fighting for what he believed.
“My heartfelt condolences go out to the McCain family, their friends and loved ones. Everyone on the Navy and Marine Corps team shares this loss with all who had the fortune of knowing Sen. John McCain.”
Statement by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson:
“The nation has lost a great patriot and warrior. Whenever we were in a tough spot, we knew Sen. McCain would be on our side with his characteristic toughness and integrity. The U.S. Navy mourns the loss of a true shipmate. Our prayers go with him and to his family, that they find consolation. May Sen. John McCain, who never flinched from a worthy fight, rest in a well-deserved peace.”
Statement by USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) commanding officerCmdr. Micah Murphy:
“On behalf of the crew of USS John S. McCain, I offer our support and prayers to the McCain family, our gratitude to the senator for his years of service to our nation, and a heartfelt traditional Navy sendoff: ‘Fair winds and following seas.’ It is an honor to have our mighty warship carry on your name and continue your legacy.”
DDG-56’s name honors three generations of dedicated service to the Navy and nation. Sen. McCain’s father, Adm. John S. McCain, Jr. served as U.S. Pacific Command commander. Sen. McCain’s grandfather, Adm. John S. McCain was a distinguished World War II carrier task force commander.
Sen. McCain continued this proud legacy as a naval aviator during the Vietnam War. As a prisoner of war, he endured more than five years of captivity, representing America honorably and selflessly.
After retiring from the Navy, he continued national service in Congress, first as a representative and later as a senator from Arizona. Sen. McCain took an active interest in the destroyer and its crew, including a visit to the ship during a port visit to Cam Ranh International Port in Vietnam on June 2, 2017. The ship had visited ports in Vietnam several times before over the years in honor of the McCain legacy.
Images Above: Roger Galloway, Dave Selby, Joe Esposito, and Shadoe Stevens
This very special 10th Anniversary “Good Sunday Show” includes interviews with David Selby the star of Falcon Crest, Joe Esposito best friend of Elvis Presley and special introductions by Shadoe Stevens
Join Roger Galloway as he host “Good Sunday Show” every Sunday from 6 AM – 7 AM
Aquarius Team Members Raise $48,406 For River Fund, Inc.
LAUGHLIN, NEVADA July 23, 2018
Aquarius Casino Resort Team Members raise $48,406 for River Fund, Inc. for the 2018/2019 campaign.
River Fund, Inc. is a local non-profit agency that provides direct emergency and crisis services for individuals and families in the Tri-State area. Team members choose to either contribute through payroll deductions or by making a one-time contribution. Since River Fund was established in June of 2010, River Fund, along with the help of Aquarius employees, have now surpassed 1.87 Million dollars in assistance that has impacted more than 65,000 lives. The funds are used to support many non-profit agencies to assisting individuals with utility bills, medical care and much more.
“The River Fund is very excited to once again have the support of the staff and management of the Aquarius for the upcoming 2018/2019 campaign year.” said Executive Director Mike Conner. Through donations by employees from their paychecks, as well as variety of fund raiser proceeds such as employee rummage sales, the Aquarius has always led the way in supporting the community through the River Fund.”
Another part of River Fund, is the River Fund Employee Donor Crisis Fund. This fund has provided over $13,117 in assistance to 85 Tri-State employees.
“Aquarius Casino Resort has the best team members, who enjoy helping in every way possible.” said Aquarius General Manager Sean Hammond. “And what better cause than our local River Fund!”
About Aquarius Casino Resort:
Aquarius Casino Resort is the largest 24-hour gaming resort in Laughlin providing 1,906 rooms and suites and a 57,000-square-foot casino offering 1,250 state-of-the-art slot machines, the widest variety of favorite table games, and an all new non-smoking race and sportsbook. The Aquarius Casino Resort offers multiple amenities including restaurants to serve every taste from fine dining to casual dining – For more information, please call (800) 662-5825 or (702) 298-5111. For further information visit www.AquariusCasinoResort.com and check out the Special Offers.
About Golden Entertainment, Inc.
Golden Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates gaming properties across two divisions – resort and casino operations and distributed gaming. The Company operates more than 16,200 gaming devices, 114 table games, 5,168 hotel rooms, and provides jobs approximately 7,000 team members. Golden Entertainment owns eight casino resorts – seven in Southern Nevada and one in Maryland. Through its distributed gaming business in Nevada and Montana, Golden Entertainment operates video gaming devices at nearly 1,000 locations and owns nearly 60 traditional taverns in Nevada. The Company is licensed in Illinois to operate video gaming terminals. Golden Entertainment is focused on maximizing the value of its portfolio by leveraging its scale, leadership position and proven management capabilities across its two divisions. For more information, visit www.goldenent.com.
Leadership Lake Havasu is currently accepting applications for the 2018/2019 program. Interested candidates must complete an application, and will be scheduled for an interview during the program Orientation in August.
Leadership Lake Havasu selects 30 talented and emerging leaders for a 9-month community immersion experience. The class gains insight, inspiration and valuable knowledge while building strong relationships with each other and a broad network of community leaders.
Graduates often see beyond their own spheres of influence to the broader needs of the community and are empowered to heighten their efforts to make Lake Havasu City even better.
Our graduates mark it among the most significant learning experiences of their professional life; and join our vibrant and active alumni with a richer perspective of community leadership.
The program runs from September through May, and the class spends one day per month exploring ideas, learning about our assets, and building strong relationships throughout the Havasu area. The class will also plan, organize and execute a fundraiser to be held in the month of April.
Leadership Lake Havasu is a signature program of the Lake Havasu Chamber Foundation for Education and Leadership.
Tuition is $675 for Chamber members and $925 for non-members. Partial scholarships may be available on a limited basis. Applications are available online at www.havasuchamber.com and are due by July 31.