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Community Spotlight - Boys & Girls Club

posted Oct 9, 2016, 8:46 PM by KJFP Radio

This week on Community Spotlight we are featuring the Boys and Girls Club.  This organization provides care and activities for youth in the community after school and all-day on Fridays and Saturdays.  They also host all-day programs during the summer.  They have two up coming events; the 2nd annual Light & Fright 5k which along with other events will be held October 22nd and also the Wreaths & Wine event in November.  Tune in to hear what all this group does for our community and how you can get involved. For more information see their website: www.bcgblackhills.org

Community Spotlight - Meet & Greet the Candidates

posted Oct 9, 2016, 8:35 PM by KJFP Radio

Our Community Spotlight this week is the Election Meet and Greet. This is a non-political group that organizes the public forum for the election candidates each year. Candidates for County Commissioner, District 30 Representatives & Senate, and State's Attorney will be at this year's forum. The Meet and Greet will be held on Tuesday October 11th beginning at 6:30pm at the Mueller Center.

Community Spotlight - Southern Hills Community Theatre

posted Sep 25, 2016, 9:24 PM by KJFP Radio   [ updated Sep 25, 2016, 9:25 PM ]

This week on Community Spotlight we are happy to welcome back Betsy Savage with the Southern Hills Community Theatre. Tune in to hear about the last production of this season: The Lethal Lecture.  This interactive, comedy, dinner show will take place at Woolly’s on October 7th, 8th, 14th, and 15th.  Betsy also shared with us some exciting news about next year’s production line up.  For more information you can see the Southern Hills Community Theatre website at: www.shct.org

Community Spotlight - Election Candidate Forum

posted May 16, 2016, 10:09 PM by KJFP Radio

Our Community Spotlight this week is the Election Candidate Forum Committee. This is a non-political group that organizes the public forum for the election candidates each year. Candidates for HS City mayor, City council, County Commissioner, and State's Attorney will be at this year's forum. Tune into hear the details about changes to the format for this year's program. The Forum will be held on Monday May 23rd beginning at 6:30pm at the Mueller Center.

Community Spotlight - Master Gardeners

posted May 1, 2016, 8:41 PM by KJFP Radio

This week Community Spotlight is hosting Master Gardener Bonnie Ruggieri as she tells us about the process of becoming a Master Gardener, as well as telling us about their upcoming events. The annual Plant Swap will take place on Saturday May 7th from 8-11am in conjunction with the Great Clean-up. The annual Garden Tour will take place in June. Contact the local extension office for more information: 745-5133

Community Spotlight - Friends of the Library

posted Apr 24, 2016, 5:43 PM by KJFP Radio

Our community spotlight this week is the Friends of the Library.  Friends of the Library works to promote the Hot Springs Public Library. Each year they sponsor three fundraisers to support the library: the Triathlon at Angostura Lake,  the library Halloween party, and the Book Barn which sells used/donated book from April to October (weather permitting).  The Book Barn is open twice each month (1st Saturday & 3rd Friday) and this year is beginning a series of 'specials' on the Friday sales for a different author each month to help clear some of book surplus. 

The calendar for specials:  May 20th - Danielle Steele, June 17th - cookbooks, July 15th - Nora Roberts, August 19th - Tom Clancy, and September 16th - Clive Cussler.

The Friends of the Library are always looking for volunteers; so if you want to help shelve books in the book barn, assist with the triathlon, or become a member of the board please contact the Library at: 745-3151.

Community Spotlight - Keep Hot Springs Beautiful

posted Apr 18, 2016, 1:26 AM by KJFP Radio

This week on Community Spotlight Beth Spitzer sat down and talked with us about beautification and recycling opportunities in Hot Springs.  Keep Hot Springs Beautiful works with volunteers and other community groups to improve the appearance of our town.  They are currently entering their busy season with their annual membership drive as well as the approaching Great American Cleanup Day on May 7th.  Beth says they have all sections of the river 'adopted' by different community groups for clean-up. However they still have three of the street 'pods' that need adoption. 

For more information on volunteering or on their garden tour to be held later this summer see their website at: www.keephotspringsbeautiful.org. or contact Beth at 745-4876 or spitfire@gwtc.net

Community Spotlight - Hot Springs Community Band

posted Apr 10, 2016, 9:41 PM by KJFP Radio

This week we are featuring the Hot Springs Community Band in our Community Spotlight segment.  The current director, Mellisa Vande Stroet, met with us to talk about the current activities of the band and what they have planned for the future.  Their next concert will be on April 24th at the Southern Hills Evangelical Free Church and will feature Sid Phelps on Trumpet.   They are also planning for their summer rehearsals and concerts on Monday evenings at the bandstand.  The band hopes to find business sponsors who would provide refreshments for these evenings as a way of promoting downtown activities to draw in tourists and locals.

Those interested in joining the band, inviting the band to an event, or supporting them in other ways can contact Mellisa at 605-881-7193 or mellisavande@gmail.com

Community Spotlight - Cultural Development Organzation

posted Apr 4, 2016, 12:55 AM by KJFP Radio   [ updated Apr 4, 2016, 12:56 AM ]

This week Community Spotlight is featuring the Cultural Development Organization.  This group grew out of a dream of Gloria Aspinall and others to promote fine arts, architectural arts and the cultural heritage of Hot Springs and Fall River County.  Their initial vision included an extensive business plan that has not yet been fully realized. In the last 10 years the CDO has put much of their effort toward their mural committee which has seen the completion of six murals throughout Hot Springs; the most recent being "Reflections" on the side of the Evans Plunge.  

The CDO hasn't given up on their initial vision though.  They still hope to expand their efforts to use the fine arts to see vacant Hot Springs businesses put to use.  Those with ideas should contact the CDO board at cdohotsprings2006@gmail.com.  You can also speak to Diane at Black Hills Books and Treasurers or Dawn at the Hot Springs Public Library.  For more information about the murals and the CDO see their website at: www.hotspringscdo.org .  

Community Spotlight - Red Cross - Smoke Detector Project

posted Mar 19, 2016, 9:29 PM by KJFP Radio

The local Red Cross is hosting a project to install free smoke detectors in homes in Hot Springs.  This project is being done with cooperation from our local fire department and Fall River County Emergency Management.  Those interested in having a free smoke detector installed should call 605-342-4010 extension 2176, leave a message with your name, address and phone number.  The Red Cross will arrange a time for a team to come by your home on April 9th to install the smoke detector.  The Red Cross asks that you call before April 5th for an appointment.

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