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$3M entertainment complex coming to Outlet Shops of Grand River Development to include brewery, restaurant, amphitheater BY CINDY FISHER Leeds Tribune Staff The drive-in theater at the Outlet Shops of Grand River is about to get grander. The co-founder of Avondale Brewery plans to build a $3 million entertainment complex with a brewery, beer garden, restaurant and amphitheater that will accompany the drive-in theater, minigolf course and upgraded playground. The Grand River Drive-In will open July 3 with a celebration, including fireworks and a food truck rally. The other elements will open in phases, with the Backyard Beer Garden and Neighbors Beer House brewery opening in the fall, according to spokeswoman Stacy Smith. The project is expected to bring 30 full-time jobs. The developer is Hunter Lake, who started Avondale Brewery with his brother in 2011. This project being built through his company Neighbors-Leeds LLC with business partner Mac Green. On Monday, the city of Leeds approved an incentive package with a sales tax abatement of 2 cents from funds generated through the new development for two years and 1.5 cents for another 13 years for costs associated with the developer’s plans to build more in the future, with a cap of $1.5 million in 15 years. Lake told the council Monday that his team is excited to get started with their grand plans. “It’s going to have games, trees, landscaping and a place to hang out,” Lake said. The current food area will be renovated into a Saw’s BBQ

Hunter Lake is building an entertainment complex at the Grand River Drive-In with a brewery, beer garden, amphitheater and more. Photo provided. with outside covered pavilion seating. The Backyard Beer Garden will include seasonal flowers, seating, pergolas and a fire pit. There will be a performance area for small-

er concerts and events up to 1,000 people. Games will be adjacent to the garden, with a 18-hole minigolf, corn hole, bocce ball, and other yard games.

Future plans include an amphitheater for outdoor events that can seat 6,000 and an observation deck to enjoy the Cahaba River and launch for canoeing and tubing.

Christine Strange, vice president of retail operations at the Outlet Shops of Grand River, told the Leeds City Council they like the developer’s “robust event schedule” that reaches 150 events a year.

“We’re pleased with the developer’s plans and believe it enhances and improves (the shopping center) so it will be enjoyable for all,” she said.

Leeds bustles with community events

Fourth grade teacher Sally Stunkel helps Hadleigh Riffenberg, 4, drop a coin into a cup immersed in water.

Singer Charity Bowden from the Voice entertained the crowd at Leeds’ first First Thursdays Street Fest.

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Community Leeds residents pack spring events, enjoy their community last week BY CINDY FISHER Leeds Tribune Staff Leeds residents who wanted to gather with the community and enjoy the great spring weather had several events to choose from last week. Leeds held its first First Thursdays Street Fest on May 2 on both sides of 9th Street at Parkway Drive. And Leeds Elementary School held its third annual Spring Fling on May 3 on the playground area behind the school on Ashville Road. Both festivities included vendors selling home dÊcor, foods, clothing, jewelry and more. The Street Fest featured live music, including the Voice contestant Charity Bowden, and Leeds High School’s Band Director Chip Wise as a one-man jazz show. The Leeds Farmers Market returned for its first time this year as part of the Street Fest, with fresh fruit and vegetables, local honey and baked goods. The next First Thursdays Street Fest is June 6. LES Spring Fling, which is a fundraiser for the school, held an auction of gift baskets and had a dunking booth for students to drench their favorite teacher and even the Principal Justin Burns in water. Bounce houses were packed as was the pavilion with folks eating options from the several food trucks.

Bounce houses were a highlight for the kids at Leeds Elementary School’s Spring Fling. Photos by Cindy Fisher

Toss the ping pong ball in empty vegetable cans was a hit.

Fourth grade teacher Sally Stunkel helps Hadleigh Riffenberg, 4, drop a coin into a cup immersed in water

The PTO organized the Spring Fling and took a break to get a photo with the Chick-fil-A Leeds cow. Photo provided.

Students got a chance to dunk Principal Justin Burns

MEDICATION SYNCHRONIZATION ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION A good crowd came to the first First Thursdays Street Fest on May 2. The next is June 6. Friends gathered at the tents for their organizations.

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Corvettes lined 9th Street for car enthusiasts to check out.

Attendees brought chairs and tents to hang out for the festival Singer Charity Bowden from the that was from 4-7 p.m. Voice entertained the crowd.

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News Leeds Police to expand patrol with motorcycles BY BLAKE ELLS Leeds Tribune Staff The Leeds Police Department will add a motorcycle to its patrol fleet by the end of May. The Harley Davidson is currently being equipped with the police package, and

Chief Jim Atkinson said he is eager to get the new vehicle on the road. “We’ll be using it for traffic enforcement,” Atkinson said. “It’s been badly needed for traffic—auto accidents, people ignoring school buses and any other traffic situations that we have. It will be a

full-time police officer motor scout, as many other cities have.” Atkinson said he hopes that the department will be able to add an additional motorcycle before year’s end. As the city continues to grow, a larger and more mobile police force will be needed, he said.

Leeds City Council approves Wintzell’s liquor license Monday night

Latest health scores for food services in Leeds BY NATHAN PREWETT Leeds Tribune Staff The Jefferson County Department of Health regularly conducts health inspections on food services throughout the county. Below are the scores for four food services that were inspected in Leeds during the month of April. Valley Food and Feed – 99 2060 Montevallo Rd. Inspected April 9 Bruno Hospitality Cook Trailer 1 – 88 6079 Barber Motorsports Parkway Inspected April 4 Bruno Hospitality Cook Trailer 2 – 98

6079 Barber Motorsports Parkway Inspected April 4 Bruno Hospitality Concession Trailer 1 – 93 6079 Barber Motorsports Parkway Inspected April 4 Bruno Hospitality Concession Trailer 2 – 98 6079 Barber Motorsports Parkway Inspected April 4 Subway #48483 – 97 1101 Higrove Parkway Inspected April 12 Rails and Ales – 98 1210 6th St. Inspected April 10 Sbarros – 98 6200 Grand River Blvd. E. Inspected April 10

Dominos Pizza #5384 – 88 7709 Parkway Dr. Inspected April 15 Bass Pro Shop – General Store – 99 5000 Bass Pro Blvd. Inspected April 19 Rusty’s Barbeque – Mobile – 100 7484 Parkway Dr. Inspected April 25 Rusty’s Barbeque – 92 7484 Parkway Dr. Inspected April 25 JEECO Leeds Head Start – 99 7335 Ruth Ave SE Inspected April 25 Food Giant #461 Meat -87 7580 Parkway Drive Inspected April 25

CBS 60 Minutes episode features Leeds’ ransomware attack last year BY CINDY FISHER Leeds Tribune Staff

Wintzell’s Oyster House got city approval to sell alcohol Monday night and now waits for the state to OK it. BY CINDY FISHER Leeds Tribune Staff The Leeds City Council Monday night approved a liquor license for Wintzell’s

Oyster House’s new Leeds location. The Leeds location at 1770 Ashville Road opened in March without their license, letting it go through the steps for approval

while operating without it. Since then, guests have been allowed to bring their own alcohol. The license approval now goes to the state for a final OK, which is said to take about two weeks.

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CBS’ 60 Minutes Sunday featured Leeds’s ransomware attack last March in a segment called “How cybercriminals hold data hostage… and why the best solution is often paying a ransom.”

Leeds Mayor David Miller was interviewed by Scott Pelley for the story that outlined how municipalities and hospitals have had their intranet with records and information hacked and held for ransom. It cost the city of Leeds $12,000 to pay off the hack-

ers to get access back to their online records. On 60 Minutes, Pelley says “Miller was surprised his town of 12,000 would be a target; not much to notice in Leeds, at least not since Charles Barkley graduated from the high school.”

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Leeds’ splash pad opens later this month. The Leeds Splash Pad has set a tentative opening for the 2019 season in late May. To enjoy the splash pad this summer, visitors must

either be a resident in the city's limits or a resident's guest. It is located on Park Drive across from the police station and next to the fire

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Business Financial workshop luncheon with Mother's Day theme draws more than 100 to Moody Civic Center BY CINDY FISHER Leeds Tribune Staff Steve Sink with Edward Jones hosted his third annual “Invest in Yourself: A financial workshop for women” last week at the Moody Civic Center. A crowd of about 150 ladies were served lunch while learning how to accomplish financial goals, like retirement, estate planning and savings for future nursing home needs. The event also highlighted woman-owned businesses in Leeds and Moody. Originally Sink said they wanted to host a nice event for female clients in early May to honor and celebrate motherhood. The first year, 2017, they had about two dozen attend, almost all of whom were clients or personal friends.

“In 2018 we encouraged ladies to invite a friend or two, and we added a component of highlighting some of our favorite woman owned businesses in the local community,” he said. “The second year grew to about 55 ladies in attendance.” Last week, at the third annual event, there were 126 RSVPs. “We are excited about next year when we plan to introduce “adopting” a local woman’s charity, such as Ann’s New Life Center or St. Clair Sav-aLife by having a “baby shower” where attendees may contribute to the cause,” he said. Sink says if attendance doubles next year, they will have to move it to the Moody Civic Center gymnasium. Because women, on average, live longer (than men),

and because they are frequently called upon to be caregivers — first to their own children, then to their parents, their husbands and other family members — they often reach retirement with smaller retirement account balances, and lower Social Security and pension incomes. This can add up to a higher risk of outliving their money. Branch Office Administrator Shannon McCrary, who coordinates the decorations, door prizes & menu, said this is her favorite event every year. “It was marvelous again this year,” she said. “We love that is growing each year and to see the ladies enjoying the food and the fellowship and benefiting from some useful information.”

About 150 women attended the financial workshop at Moody Civic Center.

Juliana Eraso, Nancy Johnson, Christy Ellard, Karen Carroll, Melodie Fenno and Julie Styes.

Steve Sink with Edward Jones talks with an attendee after the event.

Judy Kirkland with ERA King, JoAnn Higginbotham, attorney, and Hilga Kerry with ERA King.

Odenville beekeeper optimistic about new statewide program to streamline honey production practices BY BLAKE ELLS Leeds Tribune Staff Beekeeping is an important industry in Alabama, but there are no standard procedures for beekeepers across the state. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System hopes to change all that. The Extension System has created a new beekeeping program that includes educators from Auburn University and Alabama A&M University. Local beekeeper Jimmy Carmack spent 19 years on the Alabama Farmers Federation honeybee committee. He’s currently the president of the St. Clair County Beekeepers Association, and he also served as the vice president of the Jefferson County Farmers Federations. His Alabama Pure Honey is packaged in Odenville, and it can be purchased at many grocery stores in the area including most Piggly Wiggly locations, Whole Foods, BJs Produce in Pell City, Mills Pharmacy, Moody Produce and Pioneer General Store. Carmack said he is optimistic about the decision by the Extension System to develop a universal method of best practices, as it will simplify communication with other beekeepers throughout the state. But this step is an exploratory one, and time will tell if it is effective. “No one knows everything about beekeeping,” Carmack

said. “I’ve heard [field expert and Auburn graduate Dr. James] Tew say in the past, ‘If you could be a bee for five minutes, you’d know more than everyone in the world has known for thousands of years.’” Tew, now an emeritus professor at Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s bee specialist, spearheaded the move to establish some guidelines. The new team will guide the System’s beekeeping educational efforts. Dr. Geoffrey Williams, an assistant professor in Auburn’s entomology and plant pathology department, will provide researchbased information on emerging bee topics and will coordinate a portion of his research to support the Extension apiculture program. Extension Agent Jack Rowe, who is affiliated with Auburn, will lead the development of the apiculture education programming, including the annual Bee Symposium that Tew has led for many years. Phillip Carter, who is affiliated with Alabama A&M University, will inspect colonies for pests and diseases as well as collect honey bee swarms as needed and remove colonies in structures when deemed a health hazard. Carter’s Alabama A&M colleague Allyson Shabel will focus on creating materials to support beginning keepers as

Beekeeper Jimmy Carmack operates his honey production in Odenville and St. Clair County. well as pollinator plant classes for adult and youth audiences.

Bees pollinate many agricultural plants, and their honey is an industry unto itself.

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Community Summer activities available in Moody BY BLAKE ELLS Leeds Tribune Staff As summer quickly approaches, there’s no shortage of ways for the entire family to stay active or to just beat the heat in Moody. The Moody Civic Center offers group fitness classes nearly every day of the week. Dance fitness takes place each Monday at 5:30 p.m. On

Tuesdays, there’s a senior session at 10:30 a.m., yoga at 5:30 p.m. and Tabata at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday offers an early morning spin session at 6:15 a.m., yoga at 5:30 p.m., a later spin session at 6:30 p.m. and dance fitness at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, another session is offered for seniors at 10:30 a.m. Dance fitness is at 5:30 p.m., and yoga is at 6:30 p.m. Classes are $2 for Civic Center

Members and $5 per class for nonmembers. A class card can be purchased by members for $30, and each card is good for 20 visits. Youth summer camps are also open for registration now, with a volleyball camp taking place June 3-6. There’s a speed and agility camp July 8-11, and a wrestling camp July 22-25. Those camps are ages 5-12 and take place each

day from 9-noon. Registration is $60 per child. Basketball camp for ages 7-12 takes place on June 10-13, while basketball camp for ages 5-6 takes place from 13-14. The latter camp is $30. For more information on registering for summer camps at the Moody Civic Center, call 205-640-0321. The Civic Center will also be hosting a job fair on May 23 from noon-4 p.m.

The splash pad in Moody opens on May 28. Moody’s Splash Pad will open on May 28 for the sum-

mer, and it’s open to everyone.

Alabama has another shot at an education lottery BY PAUL DEMARCO It has been 20 years since Alabama voters rejected a state lottery. Gov. Don Siegelman had made a lottery his primary campaign issue, but in 1999 voters turned down the plan that would have earmarked funds to pay tuition for high school graduates at state universities.

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The opportunity to vote on a lottery may happen again in the Spring of 2020 if a bill passes the Alabama House of Representatives in the coming days. The Alabama Senate in a 21-12 vote approved a bill that would put on the ballot during next year’s primary election the question whether state voters will approve a state sanctioned lottery.

The bill will now be debated in the House and there will be a lot of questions for proponents of the legislation. If approved, proceeds from the lottery would go to paying off state debt and the general fund. As written, the bill would generate about $167 million a year. Those that oppose the bill will argue many reasons

to kill this bill. There are those that do not want the state in the gambling business period and others that want the money to go to education. There is also a question about whether this bill will lead to the state entering into a compact with the Poarch Creek Indians, which will expand their gambling operations in the state.

Legislators are just coming off of approval of a controversial gas tax, and now another high profile vote on gambling. We will soon see which direction the Republican majority legislature goes with this bill. Paul DeMarco is a former State Representative and a lawyer practicing in the Birmingham metro area.

JeffCo Sheriff Mark Pettway prioritizes solving violent crime and fiscal responsibility

Mark Pettway BY SHERIFF MARK PETTWAY The Attorney General continues to burn up the airwaves talking about how my deputies and I are not doing our jobs when it comes to shutting down charity bingo halls in Jefferson County. Let’s take a moment to

examine the facts. There currently are 19 open cases waiting to be heard in relation to charity bingo facilities that have been shut down in Jefferson County. Many of those cases have been opened since 2014. Every day, hour and minute those cases are open, is costing Jefferson County taxpayers money to store bingo machines and manage these cases as we wait for them to go to trial. Each year these cases remain idle, is a year that we lose desperately needed funding from our budget that could be used to ensure the safety of our citizens and businesses that make this county great. The cost of manpower alone to investigate, raid, confiscate machines and shut down facilities can quickly surpass $50,000. The miscellaneous cost each time we raid a bingo hall costs nearly $7,000, and this price does not include the costs of hiring moving crews and

transporting bingo machines. Storing bingo machines as we wait on these cases to go to trial costs Jefferson County tens of thousands of dollars. Lastly, in order to try a case in court Judges will typically require the prosecution to hire an expert to determine whether or not a specific charity bingo machine is legal or illegal; experts can also cost tens of thousands of dollars per case. It’s not a question of me not doing my job, it’s a question of what is the state going to do about these cases so that we will no longer incur the costs and waste the taxpayer’s money. Eight cases from 2006 to 2014 were heard in state and county courts concerning the seizure and shut down of illegal gambling operations. There are 14 cases still pending on illegal gambling operations and machines. In Redtop Market Inc. and River Auto Repair, by

and through its owner, Rickey Bolton v. State of Alabama, the case which was appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court, found that the circuit court lacked subject-matter jurisdiction to enjoin the enforcement of criminal laws. Chorba-Lee Scholarship Fund, Inc., et. al. v. Sheriff Mike Hale et al. found that the County Bingo Act which granted authority to the sheriff to regulate bingo, was unconstitutional and thus the sheriff lacked authority, either expressed or implied, to regulate bingo in Jefferson County. The court further stated that the Act was in direct conflict with the constitutional amendment that legalized bingo in Jefferson County and delegated certain regulated authority over bingo to the county governing body or governing bodies of the respective towns and jurisdictions. Meaning that in Graysville, it is the mayor’s responsibility to regulate bingo

and shut down any illegal gambling operations. We do not cross over jurisdictional boundaries, but the Sheriff’s office is available to help to any city that needs and request assistance. We have over 1,124 miles to cover in this county and our main goal is to protect and serve citizens who occupy each and every mile. Over the last 16 months, I’ve met many residents who tell me that they don’t feel safe in their own communities. From the beginning of my term, I have made a commitment to each and every citizen in this county that my top priority will be their safety. Our focus and our attention should be on violent crimes like robbery, theft, opioid abuse, larceny, murder, domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault; crimes voters told us they were concerned about last November, and not crossing into municipal jurisdictions through-

out the county in search of potential misdemeanors that do and would divert taxpayer money away from our main priority. Every deputy, sergeant, and lieutenant we divert away from the protection of our citizens to raid and shut down bingo halls in municipal jurisdictions is personnel that should be working to solve felony crimes and protecting you. I respect each and every police chief in Jefferson County; I do not intend to violate their jurisdictions for minor issues, unless assistance is requested. I will use the same approach for every city in the county whether it’s Trussville, Brighton, Fairfield, or Vestavia. The residents in Jefferson County need law enforcement that is focused on solving violent crimes and making every resident in every county in Alabama safer. Mark L. Pettway is Jefferson County Sheriff

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Lifestyle Leeds Chef Andrew Armstrong shares Mother's Day recipes BY ANDREW ARMSTRONG Special to the Leeds Tribune This week’s recipes are simply about being "different" as a mom or grandmother. You often feel the need to prepare something in a hurry and still provide exciting food at the same time. In honor of Mother's Day, let us appreciate the special ladies in our life. The classic women who played a hand in shaping us into who we are today. I know myself I that I would not be who I am today without my mother! If you have an exciting recipe to share in 2019, then please send it to me at P.O. Box 693 Leeds, Alabama 35094 -Andrew M. Armstrong

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OLD GERMAN SKILLET DISH 1 large can of sauerkraut 1 medium head of green cabbage, chopped 3 - 4 Cups of egg noodles 1 large onion, diced Salt and pepper to taste 1/4 Pound of bacon, fried crispy and broken into pieces 1/2 a stick of butter Saute the sauerkraut, onions and cabbage together. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Boil egg noodles until tender and drain well, then add into the cabbage and sauerkraut mixture. Mix in the prefried bacon and toss. Serve hot as side dish. APPLESAUCE CAKE 2 1/2 Cups of flour 1 1/2 Cups of Apple sauce 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1 egg 1/2 Cup of oil 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1 1/2 Cups of milk 2 Cups of sugar 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. Mix together the wet ingredients and add in the dry. Mix the batter just until it is smoothed out. Bake in 2 different round pans at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until it's golden brown and done in the middle. THE APPLE SAUCE FILLING 3 Cups of Apple sauce 1/4 Cup of powdered sugar 1/4 a stick of butter Blend together with an electric mixer. Slice the cakes

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WHITE WINE GLAZE 1/4 Cup of white wine 1/2 Cup of confectioners' sugar Bring to a boil in a saucepan. Pour the hot mixture over the hot cake and let stand in pan 1 hour or more.

Little Cahaba Club Running Rails and Ales Scholarship Run - The 2nd Annual Scholarship run will once again seek to send deserving LMS students to attend the yearly field trip, this year to Philadelphia and New York City. Storytime at Green Up Garden Shop - Ms. Ginny will host a special Storytime with friends at Green up Garden Shop at 10 a.m. For more information, call 205-6995962.

The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon will be at Leeds First United Methodist Family Life Center at 11:45 a.m. Lunch is $12 ($15 for no reservation and nonmembers). Speaker is Jefferson County Commissioner Steve Ammons. RSVP to Sandra McGuire at (205) 699-5001. Wilderness Animals with Ruffner Mountain: Join the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library at 6 p.m. Pizza will be provided for the young attendees, while supplies last. No registration required. For more information, call 205-699-5962.

May 12 Leeds Arts Council Community Chorus Concert is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 6991892 for tickets.

May 13 AL 200: Way Down in Alabama at Leeds Jane Culbreth Library from 5-6 p.m.

May 14 LadyBUGS Luncheon and Meeting at the Livery Event Center at noon. Pre-School Craft at Leeds Jane Culbreth Library. Join the library for a different craft each date that will be fun for children ages 2 - 6 years old. 10-10:45 a.m.

May 18 The annual Creek Bank Festival & Car Show will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Leeds Memorial Park. Leeds Arts Council presents Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse (Celtic Duo). Tickets are $15. Call 699-1892 for tickets and times. Barber Historics 2019: Historic Sportscar Racing debuts at Barber Motorsports Park on May 18-19 at 7 p.m. This event is the first of the HSR's partner events with the Historic Motor Sports Association for 2019, offering competitors and race fans a chance to visit one of North America's most pristine venues

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Barber Historics 2019: Historic Sportscar Racing debuts at Barber Motorsports Park on May 18-19 at 7 p.m. This event is the first of the HSR's partner events with the Historic Motor Sports Association for 2019, offering competitors and race fans a chance to visit one of North America's most pristine venues and circuits: Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham.

Sign up for Summer Reading Program for Preschoolers through 12th graders at Jane Culbreth Leeds Public Library.

May 20 The Leeds City Council meets at 6 p.m. at the Leeds Civic Center. Sign up for Summer Reading Program for Preschoolers through 12th graders at Jane Culbreth Leeds Public Library. Moody Lions Club every first and third Mondays at 7 p.m. at Whites Chapel.

May 21 Tot Time at Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - Join Mrs. Ramona & Ms. Amy as they sing songs, read fun stories, and make a craft. 10 a.m. Moody Kiwanis every first and third Tuesdays at 12 p.m. Moody City Hall. Sign up for Summer Reading Program for Preschoolers

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WHITE WINE CAKE 1 box of yellow cake mix 1 package of instant vanilla pudding 1/2 Cup of packed brown sugar 1/2 Cup of sugar 2 teaspoons of cinnamon 4 eggs 2 sticks of butter 3/4 Cup of water 1/2 Cup of white wine Cream the butter sugar and eggs together with an electric mixer. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix. Pour into a well greased bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.

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TAHITIAN GOULASH 1 1/2 Cups of peanuts, unsalted 1 can of bean sprouts 1 can of bamboo shoots 1 can of water chestnuts, sliced 2 cans of sweetened cream of coconut 1 Pound of left over pork roast or deboned chicken, chopped

1 small jar of mushroom 1 small onion, chopped 1 small can of corn 1 bell pepper, chopped 3 Cups of egg noodles 1 teaspoon of garlic powder 1 teaspoon of onion powder 1 teaspoon of paprika 3 Tablespoons of "Kens Steak House Texas Petal Sauce" 3 - 4 Cups of water Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together and pour into a casserole dish with a fitting lid. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. The last 15 minutes, remove the lid and bake uncovered.

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May 28 St. Clair County Commission Meeting from 9-10 a.m. at Ashville Courthouse.

May 30 Dumbledore’s Army: Join the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library on the last Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. for Harry Potter fun. Each month we will be doing a different activity or craft. This club is for 6th grade-Adults. For more information or to sign-up please call or email Ms. Ginny at 205- 699-5962 or gedwards@ bham.lib.al.us.

May 31 – June 1 Esther the Musical Audition. Roles available for ages 13 and up. A few non-speaking roles available for children age 6-12. Please prepare 16 bars of a Broadway musical type song. Resume and headshot not required. You will be photographed at the audition. For information, call 205-699-1892.

June 7-9 The Barber Museum has teamed up with Mnnthbx to introduce the Barber Small Bore Festival to Barber Motorsports Park, in Birmingham, Alabama, on June 7-9. The Barber Small Bore Festival is dedicated to miniature-motorcycles, pit bikes, scooters – and their riders! So grab your sub-200cc bikes, your Groms, your ST90s, etc... both vintage and modern... and mark your calendars. June 8 - Storytime at Green Up Garden Shop - Ms. Ginny will host a special Storytime with friends at Green up Garden Shop at 10 a.m. For more information, call 205-699-5962. Include your community event in our calendar! Email information to news@leedstribune.com.

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Education LHS band performance features famous jazz musician LEEDS TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT The Leeds High School band ended their season with a performance that featured a nationally renowned jazz musician. Leeds’ Jazz Band’s performance on April 30 included guest tenor saxophonist, Sean Nowell, who plays with the New York Jazz Exchange. Band Director Chip Wise said it is very special for a musician of his experience level to play with high school bands.

“Please understand that players of his caliber only perform with the best,” Wise said in a Facebook post. “Their reputations depend on it! He took of his personal time to arrange those two charts for our band. His performance with our students makes the point that I have been making for a while now – our kids are awesome! The symphonic band “sounded as great as ever” and the “tone quality was superb,” Wise said, adding the Jazz Orchestra was “swinging hard.”

The Leeds High School band put on its last performance on April 30.

Leeds High School’s Oak & Ivy Theatre announces their 2019-2020 Performance Season Autumn Clue, On Stage (HS Edition) Thursday, Halloween, October 31, 2019 - In School Teasers Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2 @ 7 PM Sunday, November 3 @ 2 PM

Winter The Great Gatsby, American play with Jazz music and dance Wednesday, January 2020 - In School Teasers Thursday, Friday, Saturday, January 30, 31, February 1 @ 7 PM

an Age 29, and and

Spring Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare Wednesday, April 1, 2020 In School Teasers Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 2, 3, and 4 @ 7 PM

Moody, Odenville elementary schools receive grants from state program BY NATHAN PREWETT Leeds Tribune Staff Moody and Odenville’s elementary schools recently received $180,000 grants through a state program that seeks to fund classrooms from Pre-K to the third grade. The grants were made through a program titled the Pre-K through 3rd Grade Integrated Approach to

Early Learning, an initiative by Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education. “Alabama children have reaped the benefits of our nationally recognized First Class Pre-K program, and our P-3 program works to build upon those gains all the way through the third grade. As we head into year three of the P-3 program, I’m proud

The Leeds Middle School band gave fifth graders a show to let them see what instruments they could play in the fall as sixth graders. The Leeds Middle School band visited fifth graders at Leeds Elementary School last

week to get them excited about joining the band when they enter sixth grade in the fall.

Fifth graders also had an “Instrument Petting Zoo” May 7 to try out instruments before signing up.

to be funding 41 additional classrooms,” Ivey said in an announcement. “Those early years are vitally important for a student’s future success. By expanding this program even further, we are certainly taking advantage of those valuable years in a child’s learning journey.” Odenville and Moody were among 41 schools to receive grants from the program.

Class of 2019 Moody Elementary received a state grant to fund classrooms.

The Leeds Tribune is featuring the 2019 Greenwave Graduates in a special Graduation Edition on May 23.

1 OUT OF 10 ELDERLY PERSONS AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES ARE BEING:

Abused, Neglected or Exploited If you suspect this is happening to someone you know, please report it to Adult Protective Services by contacting your local DHR office or calling the

ADULT ABUSE HOTLINE at 1-800-458-7214 HELP STOP THE ABUSE IF YOU SEE IT, REPORT IT

Show your support for Leeds High School’s seniors by Congratulating them in this special edition that will be distributed to our subscribers and graduates and their family at Graduation. ASK US FOR OUR RATES!

There’s no excuse for ELDER ABUSE “This project was supported by Subgrant #16-VA-VS-076 awarded by the Law Enforcement / Traffic Safety Division of ADECA and the U.S. Department of Justice.” The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication / program / exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice or grant-making component.”

For more information, contact Publisher Cindy Fisher at publisher@leedstribune.comor 205-789-0973. Space is limited so call today!


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Sports Former LHS football coach Keith Etheredge named coach at Oxford High

Greenwave softball wins area championship, heads to regionals Thursday

Leeds native Keith Etheredge won several state titles while coaching the Greenwave football team, including this title in 2015. LEEDS TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT

Leeds softball team celebrates winning the area championship. LEEDS TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT

The Leeds High School girls softball team heads to regionals against Oxford on Thursday to go after another title: Regional champions.

The Greenwave became 4A Area 8 champions on May 2 in a 10-5 victory against Oak Grove.

They advance to a regional game May 9 at 10:30 AM at Chocolocco Park in Oxford to compete for the regional title.

Leeds High School’s former football coach Keith Etheredge has been named head coach at Oxford High School, according PrepsNet’s Kwynten Gage. The 6A football program hired Etheredge from T.R. Miller. He was coach at Pell City before that after leaving LHS.

The Oxford Yellow Jackets had a 10-3 season and played in the AHSAA 6A quarterfinals. PrepsNet says Leeds High School alumna Etheredge began his coaching career at Leeds and over 10 seasons led the Green Wave to a combined 107-34 record, including a pair of undefeated seasons, six region titles and four state championships.

The Lady Greenwave 4x100 relay had a strong showing at the AHSAA 4-7A State Track Meet.

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