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News Update - April 4, 2022

Featuring Lee's Surrender

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To all North Pole City Elves, those in Santa’s Village, in the Lower 48 and all around the world, this is your weekly update for the week of April 4, 2022. I'm your host Walter "Mistletoe" Livingstone. Let's go to press.

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Update from Santa’s Village, all of the workshops, factories and warehouses went back into full production Monday morning and reports have been posted that the production is back on schedule.  Crews volunteered over break to come and get caught up on the miscellaneous issues and spent some time going over the machines that were causing problems.  They did find some evidence of tampering and have submitted pictures to the investigation squad.  As of Monday morning, everything is back on schedule.
Edward Hinklemyer released an updated Time-Off Tax explanation and standards on the Office of Elf Affairs web page this past week.  The changes to the statement include adjustments to monitoring the work schedules of elves during down time.  You can check out the updates on the webpage and this should be added to your Elf Workers Union handbooks.
TAOLF.com has been working pretty hard with WELF-NPC to get the show pages online for all of the shows that are currently being broadcasted on the radio station.  Each show page will provide some history and description of the shows, as well as, a listing of the titles that will be broadcasted for the given week.  You can find out some great information about these old time radio shows now right on TAOLF.com.
We will be expecting typical spring weather throughout the rest of the week with some days being cold and snowy and others being warmer and rainy.  Temperatures will continue to rise and fall throughout the week.
WELF-NPC has added 3 new shows to the line-up on the radio station.  These are three, 1 hour blocks of music dedicated to different genres that you can tune into for your listening pleasure.  There will be an hour of Christmas music, an hour of classical music, and an hour of rock music.  The station is still deciding on the proper times to play these blocks, so be sure to check out the schedule on the station’s Internet radio page for the broadcast times.
On April 9, 1865, in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, Robert E. Lee surrendered his 28,000 Confederate troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, signaling the beginning of the end of the American Civil War. Forced to abandon the Confederate capital of Richmond, blocked from joining the surviving Confederate force in North Carolina, and harassed constantly by Union cavalry, Lee had no other option.In retreating from the Union army’s Appomattox Campaign, the Army of Northern Virginia had stumbled through the Virginia countryside stripped of food and supplies. At one point, Union cavalry forces under General Philip Sheridan had actually outrun Lee’s army, blocking their retreat and taking 6,000 prisoners at Sayler’s Creek. Desertions were mounting daily, and by April 8 the Confederates were surrounded with no possibility of escape. On April 9, Lee sent a message to Grant announcing his willingness to surrender. The two generals met in the parlor of the Wilmer McLean home at one o’clock in the afternoon.Lee and Grant, both holding the highest rank in their respective armies, had known each other slightly during the Mexican War and exchanged awkward personal inquiries. Characteristically, Grant arrived in his muddy field uniform while Lee had turned out in full dress attire, complete with sash and sword. Lee asked for the terms, and Grant hurriedly wrote them out. All officers and men were to be pardoned, and they would be sent home with their private property–most importantly, the horses, which could be used for a late spring planting. Officers would keep their sidearms, and Lee’s starving men would be given Union rations.Shushing a band that had begun to play in celebration, General Grant told his officers, “The war is over. The Rebels are our countrymen again.” Although scattered resistance continued for several weeks, for all practical purposes the Civil War had come to an end.
The North Pole City Commerce put out a thank you to all of the businesses in North Pole City for all of their sales and special events that took place during spring break.  The streets of the city were packed with elves going from store to store and without the cooperation of all of the businesses, the enjoyment would have not been shared by all of the community members.
The North Pole City Council has received the first shipment of bricks from the North Pole City Brick Works and construction has begun on the Street and sidewalk project.  Silver Bell Circle is almost completed and the construction team will continue onto Tinsel Ave. next.   The first brick out of the factory and a brick from Silver Bell Circle have been sent to the city archives for documentation purposes.  You can check out more about the project and the bricks on the North Pole City Council’s webpage on TAOLF.com.
The North Pole City Sports league is considering the addition of a spring sport for the coming years.  As you are aware, the league traditionally skips the spring season due to spring break and trying to get the workshops up to speed for the first quarter of the season.  If you have any requests or suggestions for a spring sport for North Pole City, please be sure to contact the league as they are considering any suggestions at this time.
Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen will be hosting the 524th annual brown bag lunch exchange in the cafeteria this coming Thursday.  Be sure to bring a brown bag lunch to work with you and drop it off in the cafeteria before your shift begins.  Beverages and dessert will be provided by the cafeteria.  More information will be posted on the Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen page on TAOLF.com.
WELF-NPC would like to wish a very happy 425th Birthday to Theodore "Cupcake" Twinklestein shift supervisor at Santa’s Syrup Factory.  Theodore has been at the syrup factory for almost 300 years now.  He started out as a sugar loader and has worked his way up to shift supervisor over the years.  We wish you many more happy years.

This is Walter “Mistletoe” Livingstone with the reminder: The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

Have a good evening, and be sure to tune in next week for another WELF-NPC North Pole Radio News Update.

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News Update - April 4, 2022


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Find out more about the weekly WELF-NPC news show / podcast with Walter "Mistletoe" Livingstone and Becky "Marshmallow" Livingstone.
Morning Show with Corby Snow Morning Show with Corby Snow
Tune in each morning to the Morning Show with Corby Snow. The show will begin promptly at 9 a.m. with the ringing of the workshop bells, the reciting of the Craftsman Workers Oath, and the Going to Work March.
Matinee Theater Matinee Theater
You can now listen to rebroadcasts of the Matinee Theater from the 1940's every Sunday at 2 p.m. on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio.
The Birds Eye Open House The Birds Eye Open House
The Birds Eye Open House was hosted by Dinah Shore and will be rebroadcasted on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio with a different show each week.
The Charles Dickens Hour The Charles Dickens Hour
The Charles Dickens Hour is made up of many different old radio shows that had something related to Charles Dickens. Each week WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio will feature a different show on the station.
Little Orphan Annie Little Orphan Annie
Part of the WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio's Kids Saturday Morning Show block, we will be rebroadcasting shows from the Little Orphan Annie Show.
Christmas on the Moon Christmas on the Moon
There can be no Christmas without Santa Claus, so when our hero finds out that he has been kidnapped and taken to the moon there is no time to spare.
The Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger
Who Was That Masked Man? The Lone Ranger is one of the iconic characters in American folklore, and he got his start on Mutual, airing from 1933 through 1954.
Standard School Broadcast Standard School Broadcast
The Standard School Broadcast began airing in 1928 under the sponsorship of Standard Oil of California, making it one of the earliest educational radio programs.
Superman Radio Show Superman Radio Show
From 1939 right up into the atomic 1950's, Superman was on call in Metropolis. Now Superman is broadcasted on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio every Saturday morning.
Dick Tracy Dick Tracy
Dick Tracy came from the comic strips to the radio in this great serial. He still fights bizarre villains and the 15 minute shows are filled with cliff-hangers. Tune In.
Howdy Doody Time Howdy Doody Time
What time is it, kids? Take your seat in the Peanut Gallery, It's Howdy Doody Time! Rebroadcasted on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio every Saturday morning.
Land of the Lost Land of the Lost
The Land of the Lost is a children's deep-sea adventure program about two children who travel in that wonderful kingdom at the bottom of the sea. Lead by Red Lantern, the wisest fish in the sea, Billy and Isabel discover lost objects on the ocean floor.
Flash Gordon Flash Gordon
Flash Gordon first appeared on the comic pages in 1934, following the success of Buck Rogers. Flash soon made the move to radio before the classic film serial starring Buster Crabbe.
Jungle Jim Jungle Jim
Jungle Jim was a long-running jungle adventure show, feet planted firmly in the footsteps of Tarzan, but with the hardware and politics of the modern great white hunter.
Mark Trail Mark Trail
When Mark Trail made his way to the radio from the Sunday Funnies, he picked up a greater sense of adventure, but he still had time to teach kids about life in the Great Outdoors.
Comic Weekly Man Comic Weekly Man
Based on what is published in the weekly paper, The Comic Weekly Man entertains us with a dramatized reading of the Sunday comics, complete with sound effects and music. Young and old alike would follow along with the print copy in hand.
Christmas Mystery Christmas Mystery
Grab yourself a warm cup of cocoa and curl up by the fire. Tune into WELF-NPC on Friday nights for another episode of Christmas Mystery
Christmas Crime Christmas Crime
Crime still happens during the Holidays and Joe Friday, Johnny Dollar, Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, Richard Diamond, and Paladin will make sure that the grinches don't steal Christmas, St Nick, furs, or a statue of Baby Jesus.
Christmas Detectives Christmas Detectives
Crime does not stop for Christmas, luckily the gumshoes are here with holiday gumdrops.
Untold History Revealed Untold History Revealed
No, this is not Christmas related, but Santa and the elves love history and this podcast is surely history related.
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes
One of Santa's and Mrs. Claus' favorite Old Time Radio show is Sherlock Holmes. The game is afoot! as radio listeners get wrapped up in the twists and turns of their favorite consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes.
Suspense Suspense
Billed as Radio's Outstanding Theater of Thrills, Suspense offers the of the best of Old Time Radio. The series is the premier mystery-horror radio show with top name talent.
It's a Fibber Christmas It's a Fibber Christmas
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Classical Music Hour Classical Music Hour
The North Pole City Elves love all kinds of music, and classical music is one of their favorites. This hour is dedicated to classical music.
Rock Music Hour Rock Music Hour
The elves that work deep in the mountains mining all of the coal for Santa love rock music. This show is dedicated to them and all of their hard work.
Christmas Music Hour Christmas Music Hour
The Christmas Music Hour is one solid hour dedicated to Christmas Music.
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