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February/March Vol. 5 No. 1

Special this Month 10. Back Again: Soul Tymes Nine Returns 12. News to Know: Round Ball for a Good Cause 14. Handley Family: Community Raises Funds for Championship Rings 16. News to Know: SU Dancers Prepare for Spring Show 22. Market Update: Lake Wedowee Real Estate Market Improves in 2011 35. News to Know: Tanner Health System Breaks Ground on New Facility 44. Where in the world is Lake Wedowee Life? Readers take Lake Wedowee Life around the world 46. Small Business Spotlight: Neighborhood Publishing expands into new venture

Monthly Features 7. Enjoy Life! - Letter from the Editor 8. Lake Wedowee At A Glance 28., 30. Creative Crafting 42. Charley’s Treasures 26. Lake Map 38. Hooked on Lake Wedowee 32. Simply Fabulous 50. Facebook Top 10


General Manager LEISEL CALDWELL info@lakewedoweelife.com

Editor KELLY CALDWELL news@lakewedoweelife.com (256) 276-7959

Writer AMANDA CAUSEY leighcausey@hotmail.com

Advertising Sales LAVOY CALDWELL On the Cover To celebrate our fourth anniversary we decided to have a little fun with graffiti art. Featured on the cover are different subdivisions and events as well as our regular writers for Lake Wedowee Life. Thanks for taking this journey with us for four years!!

contributing writers Darlene Bailey, Tim Brown, Leisel Caldwell, Amanda Causey, Reed Montgomery, Brian Morris and Charley Norton

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Supporting Each Other Makes an Impact Four years ago we launched Lake Wedowee Life on a shoestring budget and lots of prayers because we felt the community deserved a magazine dedicated to life on Lake Wedowee. We anxiously awaited the first issue and even more so, the response from the community to this new product. In the first issue, we had 37 advertisers take that leap of faith with us, not knowing if it would last, but wanting something new to advertise their business. Well four years and 24 issues later, we have grown in size, and there are 12 advertisers that have remained committed to Lake Wedowee Life and have not missed a single issue. We are committed to being a great community partner not only by promoting the area where we live, work and play, but also by shopping and doing business with fellow businesses in this area on a personal level. I make an effort to shop locally whenever possible. Yes at times it may be more expensive to purchase some goods and services here, but often its not. Buying local also gives me a sense of pride knowing that I am doing my part to support the local economy. For the last two years, we have encouraged people to shop locally at Christmas with our Holiday Marketplace in Southern Holiday Life, but this year we want to do more. Did you know that for every $100 spent with a locally owned business that $45 of it goes back into the local economy compared to only $14 if you were to buy at a national “big-box” chain. Think about it! Now, don't get me wrong, those national chains have their place, too. They employ our residents and generate sales tax revenue, but I encourage you to think about how you spend your money in today's economy. If more money is re-invested locally (even at the “big-box” stores), it can only help our community. We are committed to raising awareness to this cause and will be working with other groups and businesses throughout the year not only to educate our consumers on what unique goods and services are available in this area but also the economic impact we can make if we make the effort.

Enjoy Life and Shop Local!! Kelly Caldwell

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Upcoming Events Feb 4th Soul Tymes Nine Concert Old National Guard Armory Roanoke

Feb 14th Harlem Ambassadors Handley High School

Feb 18th Handley Championship Ring Ceremony Wright Field—Roanoke

March 6-9 Southern Union Dance Show To locate more information about any of our listed upcoming events please visit our website at www.LakeWedoweeLife.com and look for Upcoming Events.

Diggin’ In The Dirt By: Tim Brown

Soul Tymes Nine reunion concert will be at the Old National Guard Armory in Roanoke at 7:00 pm on February 4th. Tickets are $10.

3A State Champion Handley Tigers will be presented their championship rings during a ceremony at Wright Field on February 18th at 2:00. Visit FridayNightLife.com for more info.

Fishing Advice By: Brian Morris Fishing Guide Welcome back to 2012 Wedowee fishing!!! February and March are what I call the big bass months as well as catching big limits of crappie. Focus on the northern banks and be patient, work your bait slow. For bass in February use slow moving creature baits such as a Jig 3/8 to 1/2 oz or a Jig head supporting a finesse worm, (colors green pumpkin) when water temperatures stay consistent around 53 degrees start throwing a crank bait close to bluff banks. March water temp should be up in the low 60’s. Focus on shallow pockets and points using a 2-4 foot diving shad color crank bait. Always pay attention to water temperature, the warmer the water gets this time of the year the shallower the fish will move. Crappie fishing I prefer to use a 1/32 or 1/16 oz jig head supporting a curly tail crappie jig 2inch black/blue chartreuse (it’s always a great color.) Keep your eyes on your electronics for bait in creek channels or main river. Trolling methods are very productive for crappie as well, you can use several different baits, rods and colors to load up the boat. Good Fishing and be safe!!

The winter months are a great time for evaluating the need of fruit bearing plants, whether planting for the first time or expanding the number of home grown plants. Alabama has a great climate for a wide variety of fruit bearing trees, vines, and bushes. Apple, peach, and pear are among the most popular for the home orchard and with adequate care can bring delicious harvest for many years to come. The winter months also call for preventative care such as dormant oil for fruit trees to reduce insect population. Early February is the opportune time to begin fertilization for the coming season. Depending on the type of fruit produced, 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 are usually safe and effective fertilizers to use. Additionally, lime can help the plants better utilize the fertilizer and enhance the sweetness of the fruit. For more information please contact the Randolph County Farmer’s Co-Op on US HWY 431 in Wedowee.


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Soul Tymes Nine back again The band has The reunion been practicshows coning for tinue for Soul months for Tymes Nine this concert Saturday Feb. 4 and has even when the learned a few group will pernew songs for form once the show inagain at the old cluding "Baby National I Need Your Guard Armory Loving", " Girl in what could Watcher", be one of the Soul Tymes Nine performs songs from the 60s complete with a horn section. last concerts for The band will be playing Feb. 4 at the Old National Guard Armory in Roanoke. Boogie Shoes" and "Soul the group. Man." “I have The band will entertain learned to never say with fan favorites “Baby, never but each show we I Need Your Lovin',” do now, we all wonder if “Don’t Let the Sun Catch it will be the last,” Randy You Crying,” Gann said. “Something’s Wrong The original nine memWith My Baby,”; and bers will be taking the “Brown-Eyed Girl”. stage Saturday night Original members of along with Mike Adcock Soul Tymes Nine include and Barry Cole. The conGreg Dawdy, Donnie cert will also be profesKnight, Randy Gann, sionally recorded for the Bob Landers, Tom Ziglar first time in 40 years. Jr., Harold Bonner, Dan “We are excited that Peek , Larry Ward and Mike Bailey is bringing Larry Dollar. his equipment to record “We have enjoyed not the show,” Gann said. only the concerts we have per“We want it for us and our famiformed in the last year but also lies because we never know if we the practices in the 'old barn,' will do this again.” by Kelly Caldwell (the same barn we practiced in The group has performed two all those years ago),” Gann said. shows in the last year to standhad not played together until The concert will begin at 7 ing-room only crowds and this practice began for a reunion p.m. and doors will open at 5:30 time the band hopes it will be the show a year ago. p.m. Admission is $10 and ticksame. “It has given us a chance to ets will be available at the door. “We might have a smaller reach back and touch the shadThe band encourages the aucrowd this time but we are all ows from our past,” Gann said. dience to bring their chairs and stepping back in time most of “Not many people are able to get ready for another night of our audience included.” take a step back in time like we fun and memories. The band formed in 1968 and have been able to do.”

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Randolph County Attorney Clay Tinney Running for District Judge of Randolph County Tinney, a sixth generation resident of Randolph County, stated “Randolph County deserves a District Judge who will be fair, firm and consistent.” Tinney pledges to be: • Fair in the treatment of all citizens • Firm in the commitment to protecting our families and our values • Consistent in all rulings and ensuring justice for all

As District Judge, Tinney would decide cases involving child support, juvenile matters, small claims, traffic, criminal matters and domestic issues. “I am a lifelong resident of Randolph County. After college, I chose to return to our county to practice law and raise my family because of our county’s people and values. As your Judge, I will be an independent thinker and not a partisan politician. I’ll work with our law enforcement to be active in combating crime before it starts. I intend to work with other District Judges around the state to develop new ways to administer justice and to assist troubled juveniles,” Tinney said. Tinney grew up in Roanoke and graduated from Handley High School. He graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Forestry. He earned his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. His law practice has allowed him to gain experience in handling multiple issues for individuals, businesses and government bodies. Involved in the community, Tinney is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, President-Elect of the Roanoke Rotary Club, former President of the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board member of the Randolph County Red Cross, member of the Society of American Foresters and a member of the Randolph County Cattlemen’s Association. “As your District Judge, I will treat everyone with respect and ensure that justice is administered in a fair, firm and consistent manner. I believe being a Judge not only requires knowing the law but also having the ability to apply the law using good common sense. I’ll be a District Judge for all the people, all the time,” Tinney said. Tinney, who is running as a Democrat, is married to the former Melanie Harlin of Roanoke. They have two sons, Abe, 4, and Eli, 2, and a newborn daughter, Mary Emma. They attend First United Methodist Church in Roanoke.

The Democratic Primary Election is March 13, 2012 For more information on the campaign, please visit ClayTinney.com Paid for by the committee to Elect Clay Tinney, P.O. Box 1484, Roanoke, AL 36274


Round Ball for a Good Cause Get ready for an evening of fun and excitement! The Harlem Ambassadors will challenge our very own Randolph Rockets comprised of local talent on Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Handley High School Gym. This event, that will benefit NAMI Wedowee, is one that you don’t want to miss! The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines. All players have played college basketball and have college degrees in fields ranging from exercise science to counseling rehabilitation. Each season they perform approximately 220 fundraising games and entertainment events for nonprofit organizations. This year marks the Harlem Ambassadors' 14th touring season. The Harlem Ambassadors show is quality family entertainment and is fun for all ages. In addition to the hilarious comedy and slam dunks, audience members, especially children, may have the opportunity to participate in interactive games between the quarters and during half-time. 12 Lake Wedowee Life

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ter the game and get autographs from all of the players. Harlem Ambassadors, Inc. was founded in 1998 by Dale Moss who signed professional performer Lade Majic in April 1998 to direct basketball operations. The first Harlem Ambassadors game was played in Mountain Home, Idaho, on Oct. 10, 1998. Over the years, the Harlem Ambassadors tour schedule has included events in 49 states and 19 countries. The Harlem Ambassadors strive to provide quality family entertainment that is fresh and new and features a woman as the central comedy figure. As their slogan says, “It’s Not Your Grandfather’s Basketball Show.” Local event organizer Nell Wright of NAMI Wedowee first saw the Harlem Ambassadors several years ago in Colorado and thought it would be fun to have the team come to Randolph County. Wright has been planning the event since last spring and has a local all star line up for The Randolph Rockets. The Ambassadors feature nonstop laughs and deliver a positive


Randolph Rockets Coach Gene Dallas Sanford Watson Eric Tucker Bernard Sheppard Matt Shelley Dennis Long, Jr Coach Stephen Bailey Coach Lane Gay message for kids wherever the Ambassadors play. “At our shows, we want the kids to know that they’re part of our team too,” Coach Ladè Majic said. “We invite as many kids as we can to come sit on the bench, have a front row seat during the show, and get involved in all of the fun stuff we do.” The Ambassadors have worked extensively with many organizations, and perform more than 200 shows a year. Those shows have helped raise millions of dollars – an accomplishment of which Ambassadors President Dale Moss is very proud. “It feels good to be able to provide quality entertainment and create memories that the fans will take with them,” Moss explained. “We’re able to give even more when we can help provide funding for a Habitat for Humanity house or new computers for the school library, and that feels great.” Now, with the help of our local community, the Harlem Ambassa-

dors will be able to help Randolph County. As an all volunteer organization, NAMI Wedowee serves as a local resource for education, information and support. NAMI Wedowee is an organization dedicated to advocacy, support, and education of people with mental illness and their families. Their mission is to eradicate mental illness and to improve the quality of life for all of those whose life is affected by those diseases. NAMI has many programs that will benefit families and individuals who are affected by mental illness. There continues to be a need for improved services and treatment for persons with mental illness. NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness through its members unified advocacy efforts. “We would like to thank all of our sponsors and donors for their help in making this event successful.” Wright said. Tickets are available at the door for $10 each or a family pack of five tickets for $40.

Greg Dendinger Brett Morris William Morris Chris Hammond Anthony Taylor Coach Kevin Smith John Tinney Rob Reid Josh Burns Jacob Wilkerson Tim Whaley Alvin Brown

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Handley Family Makes Rings Come True for Players Even before the fund When the was established, Handley Tigers fund-raising efforts defeated Madison began in earnest. TiAcademy 20-14 in ger Moms had chamthe Class 3A State pionship t-shirts for Championship sale as soon as the on Dec. 1, our team arrived back in community was Roanoke and Friday there. In person Night Life magazine and in spirit announced it would thousands of peopublish a commemople cheered the rative issue with Tigers to the state magazine sales going title and on Feb. to buy the rings. 18, the commu“The outpouring of nity will celebrate support has been very as the Handley Ti- Thousands of Handley fans traveled to Tuscaloosa on Dec. 1 to watch the Tigers win their first ever State Championship. humbling,” Kinsey ger football team said. “There wasn't ever a question “It wasn't the prettiest state receives their State Championship championship to win unless you are of 'Are we going to raise this rings. a Handley fan,” Battles said. “Now, money?' But, we didn't think it “Our Handley Family is truly would happen as fast as it has conunbelievable,” Handley Head coach if you were a Handley fan, I am sidering the economic times we are Mike Battles said. “I knew that if we sure it was the best game ever. did our part, our fans would show Madison Academy was tough and facing.” Kinsey set up a Handley State they had talent in every position. It up to support us. But I tell you what, I expected to see about eight was just our time and we did what Championship Ring Fund fan page on facebook.com and virtually the or nine people at the Walk of Cham- we had to do in order to win the next day checks started coming in game.” pions that morning...” the mail. The Championship had barely Battles and the rest of the coach“It was so exciting to see all of it been celebrated before plans were ing staff and team were definitely in motion to ensure the players re- happening,” Kinsey said. “We didsurprised when both sides of the n't expect so many people to give so walkway were wall to wall people ceive championship rings to comfreely especially at Christmas.” memorate the game. cheering them on as they entered A single ring cost $305 and “We knew that if we did our job, Bryant-Denny Stadium. “I was taken back by the amount the rest would come,” Battles said. countless individuals, businesses, clubs and civic groups have all doThe following week a fundof people that were there, but I nated. raising effort was kicked off and a knew our fans would show up,” “There are so many stories of Battles said. “They have supported committee formed to coordinate efforts to honor this team's accom- contributions that will make your us all year and I have said it for heart melt,” Kinsey said. “We had a years, we are the best team to travel plishments. “We named it the Championship college kid that gave $50 and then because our fans follow us, it doesn't matter if we go to Mobile, Wash- Ring Fund because that was some- two children decided they wanted their Christmas present to be a ring ington County or Tuscaloosa...Our thing tangible for people,” Wes for Doug Tucker (a player on the opponent will know that the Tigers Kinsey, Championship Ring Fund Chairman, said. “We knew we had team). Those kind of things are and our fans were there.” what makes living in a small town to raise a lot of money in a short The Tigers were road tested in the 2011 season and the trip to Tus- amount of time and we had to have great.” As of mid-January, the money caloosa was one for the story books. a consolidated effort.” 14 Lake Wedowee Life


has been said. “Roanoke is raised to very proud of this pay for the team because they rings and are the ones that fithe contrinally got over the butions hump and won it all. still arrive There are have been daily. some exceptional “The teams at Handley money we over the years and all are getting of them paved the now is way for this year’s paying for team.” the celebration, Roanoke Quarterback Club’s Jimbo Robinson, co-captain William Dillard and Chris Friday Night Life and we May presented Friday Night Life’s Lavoy and Kelly Caldwell with a replica of the Handley State have plans State Championship trophy in appreciation for their fund-raising efforts. Champion Edition for signs will be available for purchase at the coming into town and a sign at ship Celebration is scheduled for Wright Field,” Kinsey said. “All of 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 at Wright Field. Soul Tymes Nine concert on Feb. 4 that has to come from private funds The football team and coaches will and the Ring Celebration on Feb. 18 while supplies last. The cost is $10 and we are so thankful the commu- be honored and the community is and 100 percent of the proceeds go nity has shown this fantastic supinvited to attend. port.” “This is a community champion- to the Roanoke Quarterback Club The Handley Tiger Championship if there ever was one,” Battles Ring Fund.

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SU Dancers take the stage The Southern Union Dancers will be making a “Splash” in March for their annual Spring Show. “The theme for the show is water... Its really fluid and the common element for the majority of the songs is water,” Sonja Fincher, Instructor of Dance at Southern Union State Community College said. “We really wanted to incorporate musical theater into this production but we already do so much of that with the Christmas Show and the Spring Show that I wanted to showcase some of the other talents of this group.” The dancers will entertain at the Renaissance Theater March 6-9 and according to Fincher more than 50 students will perform. “We have 20 Southern Union Dancers, 10 high school dancers and a beginner class with about 25 dancers that will all take part in the show,” Fincher said. “Of course the Southern Union Dancers will be the predominant part of the performance. A variety of styles of dance will be featured including modern, jazz, ballet, hip hop and contemporary. “Its going to be mostly a contemporary show,” Fincher said. “Which blends two or more styles of dance.

“The biggest difference from this show and the others we do throughout the year is that we have the full use of the stage,” she said. “Which allows us to do a lot of our harder dancing.” Fincher has been the instructor of dance at Southern Union for 15 years and has been teaching dance since she was in high school, including 14 years as the owner of Roanoke Academy of Ballet. With her 20 years of experience, Fincher has many success stories in the dance world including Andrea Costa who once danced with Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Andrea began dancing when she was 4 with Fincher at the Roanoke Academy of Ballet and continued with Fincher through her first two years of college at Southern Union. After graduating from

the University of Alabama, Costa went on to dance with Radio City Music Hall in New York for several years. She has returned home now and works at Dancer Center on Main in Wedowee. She also is helping with this production as a choreographer. “She was always one of my darlings,” Fincher said. “But, what is special to me is that so many of my dancers are successful in the professional world and still have a foot in the dance community. Both dance studio owners in Randolph County danced with me and there are numerous teachers that sponsor dance teams or cheerleaders at their respective schools.” The dancers have the opportunity to learn different styles of dance at Southern Union. “It is really important for our dancers to see different styles of dance and we wouldn't be able to do that without the guest choreographers,” Fincher said. “We are able to do that through funding by the Coosa Valley Resource and Conservation Development Council, Sen. Gerald Dial and the college itself. “We really can't afford to have big name people come in and work with the dancers, but we are


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able to get students that have worked with big names and then we have Andrea that has worked as a professional dancer in our area,” Fincher said. Other choreographers include Jamie McCord and Erin Roach from Kennesaw State University as well as SUSCC student choreographers Malorie Hester and Jordan Smith. “All the girls are contributing to this show,” Fincher said. “I wanted them to feel it was their show.” Some of the songs the dancers will use in their performances include Adele's “Rolling in the

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Deep,” Alvin Aley's “Wade in the Water” as well as music from Swan Lake. “Not all the songs feature a water element,” Fincher said. “But it is a prevailing theme throughout the show.” Tickets cost $5 and will be available at the Southern Union

Business Office starting February 15. Buying advance tickets is encouraged due to the limited size of the venue. “It will be in the Renissance Theatre which is great because it is a smaller venue,” Fincher said. “It makes tickets harder to get, but it’s a more intimate setting.” The lighting and sound will be provided by Shawn Lockwood and his team of students. “Shawn does a fantastic job for us,” Fincher said. “He always has a lot of fun with our show because of the lighting he can use.”


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2011 Lake Wedowee Real Estate update Lake Wedowee market turns a corner It is easy to see we have turned a corner on lake house sales in Wedowee with documented closed sales more than doubling from 2010. Based on the same criteria used to pull documented sales in past years, Lake Wedowee lake house sales for 2011 produced 42 documented sales, with an average price of $267,720 and a median price of $242,500. The high sale was $750,000, and there were 10 distressed lake house sales. Just like the rest of the country, the Lake Wedowee market is dealing with foreclosures and decreased values, however, on the plus side we are experiencing strong buyer interest again.

The market was talking but we were not listening Part of the reason, buyers have

returned is due to reduced prices, low interest rates and the lack of other investment opportunities. Even though the average price continued to rise on Lake Wedowee through 2008, the number of sales

Real Estate Update By Leisel Caldwell diminished drastically in 2007 and continued to decline until 2011. Prices escalated at a rapid pace even though the number of sales declined by more than 50 percent from 2006 – 2008. The market was

talking, but we were not listening. Looking back it shows, Lake Wedowee was pricing itself out of the typical lake buyer's price range (under $300,000). The financing crisis also took a bite out of lake sales. The fast and unconventional lending practices dried up, creating another obstacle to selling lake property. Homeowners and speculators who paid premium prices from 20042009 got underwater (property worth less than they paid for it) and re-financing options became very difficult or impossible to obtain for homeowners of second homes, developers and speculators.

Foreclosures and distressed sales hit Lake Wedowee in 2011 We saw a large increase of dis-


tressed properties sale this past year. Approximately 24 percent of the lake house sales were distressed properties. This is in line with the national average of distressed property sales to conventional sales. The distressed properties includes foreclosures, bank owned, corporate owned and short sales. As in other markets, distressed sales have impacted our market values. Our average value decreased by approximately 15 percent from 2010, but we saw an increase in the number of closed sales of more than 230 percent. Please note: distressed property sales are not for the faint of heart. There are many factors and possible risks involved in purchasing foreclosures and short sales. It can be a long and complicated process. It is in a buyer's best interest to find an agent experienced in these type sales. An experienced agent can prepare you for the process and possible pitfalls.

buyer's attention. It does not matter if it is a foreclosure/bank owned property or an individual homeowner that is selling, buyers will be looking at the best deals that fit their preferences and budgets. The Lake Wedowee market hit the bottom in 2010 but now we are on the upswing. Do you hear Lake Wedowee calling your name? Affordable prices, a good selection of desirable properties and low interest rates are definitely the right factors to consider buying on Lake Wedowee in 2012!

Do you hear me (the market) now? Adjusting to the “new” market... Wedowee has returned to being an affordable market, with 70 percent of closed sales in 2011 being less than $300,000. Savvy agents and smart sellers are adjusting to the “new” market. A property must be priced competitively to catch a

All the data above came from ezmls.com. It does not include for sale by owners or developers that sell privately. This data is not guaranteed but deemed reliable. This information is only for waterfront or lake access homes. Leisel Caldwell is the broker for RE/MAX Lakefront on Lake Wedowee.


Creative Crafting By: Amanda Causey This project is perfect for Valentine’s Day décor or change the color scheme and have one for every holiday or season. Supplies: Styrofoam Wreath Base{10 inch}, 1.5” Ribbon{6 yards}, Cupcake Liners {50}, Hot Glue Gun. Wrap the ribbon around the wreath base. Keep the ribbon tight and hot glue at the ends. Bunch cupcake liners so the sides are close together with the opened end looking like flower petals. Use hot glue gun to place dots on the wreath as you work your way around the wreath. Hold in place for a few seconds to secure it and let the glue set. Go all the way around the top and then work around to the outside. Do not glue liners on the inside of the wreath unless you are using a much larger base., it will look like a big ball if you do…trust me. When complete attach ribbon of your choice to the back side of the wreath base. Add any embellishments that you would like . {for this particular wreath I just added a paper flower to the top of the ribbon.} To view detailed photos of each step of these crafts and more please visit www.LakeWedoweeLife.com and click on Creative Crafting.


Creative Crafting St. Patrick’s Day By: Amanda Causey

Little Leprechaun Beard

Mantel Decor

Get your child involved in this magical craft. Create the perfect St. Patrick’s Day accessory for the cutest little leprechaun in your life! Supplies: Orange Yarn & Pipe Cleaner Cut yarn around 4 inches long. I used about 40 pieces. You can always trim the beard later if its too long. Loop it through the pipe cleaner from one side to the other. Leave about a half inch on each side to hook behind the ears.

This St. Patrick’s Day mantel is loaded with crafts for you to have yours decorated in no time! To get this look here is what you will need: Mason Jars or glass containers, split peas, paper shamrock flowers, adhesive spray and various other elements to decorate your items. The Shamrock Banner, St. Patrick’s Day Framed Expression, and Shamrock Flower template can be downloaded online at www.LakeWedoweeLife.com for free. The jar vases were made by using spray adhesive and rolling in a tray of split peas. I embellished them with left over tulle from a previous project. The flower luminaries are paper doilies wrapped in twine with a fabric flower hot glued to the front. Split peas left over from the vases are in the bottom to help balance the candle. To see more visit us online.

To view detailed photos of each step of these crafts and more please visit www.LakeWedoweeLife.com and click on Creative Crafting.


Next to Christmas, February is my next favorite month of the year. It has the only holiday that I do not try and plant idea's or make suggestions to my honey for what to or what not to do for me. Valentine's Day is all him. Guys let me just say that is it not about spending your entire paycheck nor jetting us off to the fanciest of fancy restaurant. Don't get me wrong it is nice to be treated like a

Simply Fabulous Story by Darlene Bailey  Photo by Kelly Caldwell queen from time to time but simple works well too. A picnic on the floor, a candle light dinner, a little background music going on---you get the point. You can even order out but serve it on your nice dishes. As long as you gentlemen come up with the idea and turn your attention to your Valentine; love will be in the air! I have a chocolate cupcake to cap off that perfect meal or tie them up in a pretty box and give to your Valentine as a gift. Either way your Valentine will love them and you! Glass Slipper Events 256.449.2946

Mini Oreo Surprise Cupcakes 1 box chocolate cake mix 1 (8 oz) cream cheese (softened) 1 egg 2 Tbs sugar 48 mini Oreo cookie's 1/1/2 cups Cool Whip Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare batter according to cake mix directions. In another bowl mix cream cheese, egg and sugar until blended. Line muffin pan with 24 liners. Fill each liner just shy of half a cup. Next spoon 1/2 tsp of cream cheese mixture in center of batter filled cups. Place one cookie on top of cream cheese mixture and cover with remaining batter. Bake 19-22 min or until center springs back at touch. Let cool and serve with dollop of cool whip.

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Tanner breaks ground on Wedowee facility

Members of the Randolph County Healthcare Authority and the Wedowee Hospital Board helped Tanner officials Break Ground on the new facility. Officials from Tanner Health System and several other local agencies broke ground Dec. 7, 2011 on the new Tanner/East Alabama medical complex in Wedowee, Ala. Dignitaries from the Randolph County and Wedowee hospital authorities, physicians and advanced practice providers, local elected leaders, members of the board for the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, planning commissioners and others participated in the groundbreaking, held on the site where the facility will be constructed along South Main Street in Wedowee, across from the Randolph County Department of Human Resources.

“As a community healthcare provider, Tanner understands the importance of making sure great health care is available close to home,” Tanner President and CEO Loy Howard said at the event. “This facility will continue Tanner’s commitment to the residents of east Alabama.” Tanner already operates Woodland Family Healthcare, the practice of Jeff Stewart, MD, and Gregory Hopkins, MD, as a Tanner Medical Group practice. The

health system owns a site in Heflin it plans to develop into a primary care medical practice as well. Tanner/East Alabama will be a multi-phase build-out, starting with a 26,000square-foot, two-story medical office building that will be built this winter. It will be constructed on more than 15 acres of property in Wedowee that the health system purchased several years ago. The strategic significance of the site will allow Tanner to continue developing more resources on the property, with the impending construction being the first of a planned multi-phase build-out at the location. The location is central to all the


residents of Randolph County and is accessible for residents in Cleburne County as well, which is an important aspect of Tanner’s plans to develop medical services in this part of Alabama. Tanner/East Alabama will offer a Tanner Immediate Care location, offering care for minor medical emergencies and a variety of other important health services, as well as a primary care medical practice staffed by physicians to provide sick and preventive care for the whole family and space for various medical specialists to rotate through, including cardiologists, oncologists, surgeons and others. “I enjoy history, and so when I asked former hospital administrators why the decision was made to build a hospital in Wedowee, their answer was simple: the people wanted it,” Richard Daniel, CRNP, a nurse practitioner and

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administrator of Wedowee Hospital, told those gathered for the groundbreaking. “Having health care available locally has always been a priority for this community. With Tanner in the community, we’re going to have not only great primary care services here, but access to specialists and more that we’ve never had in Wedowee before.” In an invocation delivered by the Rev. Russell Hestley, the senior pastor at Wedowee First United Methodist Church prayed that people would find “mercy and compassion inside these walls.” Howard said that he envisioned the partnership with Wedowee Hospital and the Randolph County community progressing much like Tanner’s has with Higgins General Hospital and the city of Bremen, with a continued and sustained investment that will

provide leading-edge medical care to the area’s residents. “The community is at the center of everything we do,” said Howard. “We’re going to be here to make sure that people have access to care.” Tanner Health System is a nonprofit, regional healthcare provider serving west Georgia and east Alabama. Tanner facilities include Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica, Higgins General Hospital in Bremen and the inpatient behavioral health facility Willowbrooke at Tanner in Villa Rica. Tanner also operates Tanner Medical Group, one of metro Atlanta’s largest multi-specialty physician groups. To find a physician on Tanner’s medical staff, call 770.214.CARE or click the “Find a Doctor” button on www.tanner.org.


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Completing the Bass Puzzle begins with Winter Weather In terms of locating those bigger than average largemouth bass, while fishing Alabama’s Tallapoosa River impoundment Lake Wedowee during the two months of February and March, anglers can simply just take a look at the weather to plan a fishing trip. But that’s not all there is to completing this late winter / early spring, pre-spawn, big bass, “puzzle.“ Piece by piece, you will always have many variables that will actually help you complete your quest for , ”that bass of a lifetime.” Some variables that are within the ranks of the weather and often very predictable. Some that are not. There are some variables, like the lake’s warming water for instance, that will help influence those early spring, pre-spawn bass to begin to move shallow to prepare to spawn (especially if the lake’s water temperatures suddenly rise more than 10 degrees in a days time). If there are several, warm and sunny consecutive days in a row, it may induce these pre spawn bass into thinking, its actually time to quickly prepare their nests, for another years offspring to soon occupy. Other variables, like a full moon may influence that major school of some really Big Bass, to 38 Lake Wedowee Life

suddenly begin their move towards the lake’s shallows! If conditions are right there are actually two waves of bass that invade the shallows each spring season.

Hooked on Lake Wedowee by Reed Montgomery The first wave of pre spawn bass consists of those huge, female bass that select choice bedding sites (and mates), while the majority of the lake’s bass have yet to make their move towards the lake’s shallow spawning grounds. Selecting a male (that then prepares the nest), these both male and female bass then have their choice of any select bedding location found lake wide. Before the second wave, the lake’s “other” residents begin to move in. So how big of a bass are we talking during this late winter early spring season?

Perhaps within reach during this actual 60 day period, I am referring to Lake Wedowee’s truly big, trophysized largemouth bass. No, not just a nine or ten pounder. We are referring to those bigger than average largemouth bass, those often very rare bass only encountered once in any bass anglers lifetime. A largemouth bass weighing well in excess of ten pounds, maybe one even weighing in the “teens!” Yes, as big as they come! Fishing on Lake Wedowee? Alabama’s youngest, man made reservoir. Can this be possible? A lake that will be 30 years old in the year 2013. A lake impounded in 1983, that still produces phenomenal size largemouth bass? Yes, its possible, but only if your there. Fishing for Lake Wedowee’s really big, trophy size largemouth bass during the months of February and March, can slow anglers due to facing some very brutal weather conditions. In past winter seasons there were air temperatures in the teens, even a few inches of snow and iced over boat ramps and a thin film of ice lining the lake’s 10,660 acres of shoreline for weeks, coupled with water temperatures in the upper 30’s. This all but shut down the largemouth bass bite. Dormancy, they call it. This is Alabama’s late winter


season weather to the extreme. When referring to late winter and early spring, there are always much better conditions to be had or better weather to select from. Looking ahead for ideal conditions when planning a fishing trip, always calls for a good look at the weather. When you do decide to tackle these big, prespawn bass of Lake Wedowee (a lake now 29 years since it was impounded and still full of big bass) keep a strict frame of mind. You are fishing for only a few big bass bites. Bass weighing in the teens are very rare. So, do not give up easily! No matter what the weather or what conditions may arise, its all well worth it when that bass of lifetime is eventually seen laying in the bottom of your boat. When many would-be anglers are still sitting by the warmth of their fire place just relaxing and waiting for spring to arrive, you will be showing off pictures of you

and some truly big, trophy-sized largemouth bass! That is, if you do your home work! Here’s how. The lake’s shallow, spawning grounds can heat up fast with each passing week. That is, if its been unseasonably warm. Keep in mind February can be the coldest month in Alabama. The late winter / early spring period of the year 2010 the air temperature was in the teens and water temperatures in the low 40’s until late March. This followed a severe, very cold, late winter season. So as you can see the weather does play a big part in the seasonal

movement of Lake Wedowee’s big, largemouth bass. There will be some bass that will remain in and around deep water until things, ”heat up” like right after a few weeks of slowly rising air temperatures and water temperatures on the rise as well. Including a few warm nights. This is when Lake Wedowee’s avid bass anglers should be searching out the lake looking for its clearest and warmest water, coupled with the nearest full moon. Find the clearest water clarity available and you can rest assured these bass will be getting a good luck at your tempting offering. These are just a few of those variables that will help you complete putting together this late winter / early spring puzzle. A 60 day period that always begins, starting during the first week of February and then it can actually lead into the actual, springtime spawning process, as early as late March.

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Breaking it down can, before the into several “two hordes of springtime week periods” troanglers emerge as phy bass anglers that weather permits! frequent Lake WeDuring early Februdowee during this 60 ary the cold days day period can keep and cold nights of a watch on the daily late winter on Lake weather, take notice Wedowee show of warming trends most largemouth (that includes water bass are still in a warming variables) winter frame of and the first full mind. Adverse conmoon phase. ditions may show Look for four acwater temperatures tual, two-week periin the low-to-mid ods…with plenty of 40’s. changes! Or a sudden winter February 1 - Febwarming trend could ruary 15 bring up the water During this two temperature in the week period lets face lakes shallows a few it. Its winter in Aladegrees in a days bama. Cold weather time, as much as 10 and pleasant fishing degrees warmer conditions do not go within a week of together in early Febsudden unseasonaruary. So if your not bly warm weather. real serious about But it really does not fishing during these matter, because from often harsh and brutal December on into late Remember to dress warmly on these cold winter days on conditions, you may February, these are Lake Wedowee. Layers are your friend! want to select the still wintertime bass more comfortable your targeting. Not ing in February you will often have spawning bass. So, they have still days to go fishing. * Look for late winter warming most places you select all to your- got to eat! self! Especially on weekdays! There trends. If faced with adverse conditions, are very few anglers on the water The good thing is, no matter like when following a few days of what day you do choose to go fish- in February, so enjoy it while you heavy winter rains and/or stained-

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to-muddy water conditions, then fish shallow water or fish the banks that are near deep water. If the water clarity is exceptionally clear this is normal for winter. Fish deeper then. Deeper than most other times of the year or deeper than most anglers fish year round. Fish slow with lures designed to be fished on or near the lake’s rocky bottom. Like with the use big worms, jig combos or even try vertical jigging with spoons in water depths of 10-30 feet deep. Fish along deep river channel ledges and drop offs like where shallow flats drop into water that is 20-30 feet deep. Rock bluffs, deep boulder-strewn banks, rocky points, around islands, around bridge pilings and the mouths of major feeder creeks should be your targets. These are late wintertime holding spots for locating big, trophy sized largemouth bass. Places you will mostly have all to yourself during the entire month of February. February 15 - March 1 Like the first two week phase of February, this latter period of the month still takes place during late winter, with one exception. Its really the very beginning of the first major move of these big largemouth bass, from their winter homes to some very predictable pre spawn locations. Its also closer to the full moon period in late February and if sudden, early spring conditions arise that are in their favor at the time…these bass can react and they will. It takes several warm days coupled with warm nights, with rather clear to lightly stained water clarity conditions, including a full moon nearby and preferably water temperatures on the rise,

like from the mid-40’s, into the mid-to-upper 50’s. This will really induce these big largemouth bass to move towards pre spawn locations near the lake’s shallow spawning grounds. No, not to spawn, but to first eat. This is when anglers should begin their search for those places these big largemouth bass hold in just prior to spawning. Places still close to deep water, that have plenty of a good, cover and a constant available food source. These bass instinctively know they have got to eat to really produce the fat reserves needed prior to spawning. Some of these big, female bass (including the smaller male bass) may not eat for several weeks. But now, they will eat a lot! March 1 - March 15 The month of March is dubbed “the pre spawn month” here in Alabama. By April these bass are bedding. In May their in another hungry post-spawn feeding situation. March is when a lot of really big female bass make their move shallow. Although most really big Lake Wedowee bass taken on record (with many weighing in the “teens”) have been successfully caught in both January and February, there have been just as many big, trophy bass fooled during the month of March in recent years. March 15 – March 31 Some changes may be so sudden from the mid-to-late March period, you may want to look for these conditions far ahead of time! Then plan your next few fishing trips to Lake Wedowee. Yes, it will take more than one fishing trip to even have a chance at hooking into that, “bass of a lifetime.” After all, you only get one chance. Put all these variables together

during this two week period and you will be looking at some near perfect pre spawn conditions. Then you will have your best chance at fooling one of Lake Wedowee’s truly big, springtime largemouth bass. But keep in mind. Some of these “very big bass” may still be in deep water or very near the late winter / pre spawn areas, holding very close to the lake’s deeper water. In your game plan, include paying close attention to the depth your fishing and concentrate your efforts while fishing various depths in those, “more likely looking pre spawn locations” where these bigger than average largemouth bass reside. Right before they make their move into the lake’s shallow spawning grounds. But like said, “you have got to be there to be successful.” Even when conditions improve, when many springtime anglers are often, ”jumping the gun”, fishing the lake’s shallow banks, its major feeder creek shallow flats, obvious-looking shallow wood and rock cover found in Lake Wedowee’s hundreds of small cuts and pockets, or its miles and miles of main lake flats, all that heat up fast. Keep in mind. You may have some very good, “big bass holes” all to yourself, by just fishing deeper. Like previously stated, “a lot depends on the weather.” Thanks and Good Fishin’ Reed Montgomery, Owner of Reeds Guide Service Alabama’s and Lake Wedowee’s Oldest, Professional Guide Service “Guiding on Lake Wedowee Since it was Impounded in 1983” Website: www.fishingalabama.com


Just Another Rock on the Wall As much as I may dread a tough job, I love the challenge and the feeling of accomplishment when I look over the finished product and admire the results. It doesn’t mean I’m always happy with the results but I’m comfortable that I have done my best which is the very basis of pride for me. I guess it has to hurt me a little to truly feel that I’ve earned the right to be proud. Yea I know, pretty stupid. Most of the time, my best effort has pleased whomever I was working for but I would be lying if I said everyone was pleased. If anything, I have learned that I can’t please everyone but if I do my best, I can at least please myself. In the old days, everything was pretty much done by hand. There were no air tools, electric saws, computers or the like to aide in making a job easier. I would bet that there was a lot more pride in workmanship in those days than there is now. That is if any of them shared my philosophy. It was hard work in harsh elements for little pay and the days were as long as it took to get the job done. Vacations were few and far between and the best compliment for a person was to admire his work and effort. What I do on occasion, they did every day and for

Charley’s Treasures by Charley Norton all the folks old enough to remember and be a part of that, I want you to know how much respect I have for you for what you did to help build our country. I got my first appreciation of hard work when I was thirteen and went to spend a couple weeks with My Uncle Neal and Aunt Bea’s on their tobacco farm in Hickman County Tennessee, the most beautiful place on Earth. I remember it was still dark when Uncle Neil hollered up the stairs for us to get up. When I came downstairs, Aunt Bea had an awesome breakfast prepared. Biscuits, gravy, bacon, eggs, homemade preserves and sugar cured ham. After breakfast, we ( my cousins

and me) got in the back of the truck and went to the tobacco field where I spent the day dragging irrigation hoses, pulling up dead stuff and repeatedly trying to crank the broken water pump down by the creek. It was back breaking work for a thirteen year old, especially one that didn‘t know what hard work was up until that day. Uncle Neil was/is a kind man but expected no less than 100% from everyone, which was basically his teenage and younger daughters and me (he and Aunt Bea had all girls). Although we were young, he pushed us just as hard as he would any grown man. He had to, this was their livelihood. That, I think, is the difference between a plantation and a farm. If it was a plantation, his daughters would be debutants, Uncle Neil a Senator and Aunt Bea’s only job would be to entertain guests and tell the servants what to do. On a farm, everyone works. When we got back to the house that evening after a very long day, I remember being so sore and tired. I also remember the feeling of immense accomplishment. It was the first time I felt like I was of mechanical value to someone else. It felt good. It was the first time I felt pride from hard manual labor, which is different to me


than any other. It was just another week in the field for the Jobe family but for me, it planted a seed. The next two weeks consisted of the same but we did get time to fish, catch crawdads in the creek and ride around the pasture on the tractor. I went back to Uncle Neil’s and Aunt Bea’s for a couple more summers of work and enjoyed each trip more than the last. Now I take my family there every year to the community fish fry on July 4th. It’s been done there every year for more than fifty years and if you want an injection of American patriotism at it’s best, there’s not a better place to find it. There’s no tobacco on the Jobe farm now, just rolling pastures of long, well maintained grass. It’s leased to a guide that takes well-to-do hunters and their dogs around shooting birds. People coming there for the first time find themselves awestruck when they see it. It truly is a beautiful place. But the most admirable part of the farm for me is what most people miss. It’s the partially exposed 5 foot high rock wall that lines the driveway as you come in and another along the creek bed. Hundreds and hundreds of feet of it and it wasn’t put there for the beauty it presents. It was put there by hard working men and women clearing the field to plant their crops over many years. It is this farm’s badge of

honor and accumulatively represents the pride and respect of it’s many tenants in the best possible way. And even though I didn’t put any rocks on that wall, I still feel like in a small way, I’m a part of it.

Charley Norton is co-owner of Norton’s Flooring, a company started by his mother and father in 1976. Norton’s Flooring products are in countless homes on Lake Wedowee.


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(Opposite page top left, clockwise) Audette Waldrep and Jerry Pittman in the Cayman Islands. Billy and Jeanette Smith traveled with Lake Wedowee Life to the Terra Cotta Army Museum at Xi’an China; Mark, Renae, Leslie and Scott Carpenter visited Savannah, Georgia with their favorite magazine; Benny and Janice Cosper the August/September issue of Lake Wedowee Life to Nova Scotia Canada. Frank Fetner brought a copy of Lake Wedowee Life to the World’s Longest Yard Sale on Lookout Mountain Parkway in Tennessee. (This page top ) Valerie Jones, Edward Akins, Dwight

Akins, Vanieca Akins, Greg Jones, Dee Akins, Gregory Jones, Anna Jones, Austin Jones and Jackson Jones represent four generations of the Akin family in Savanah with Lake Wedowee Life. Katelyn Parson visited San Diego Zoo with her Lake Wedowee Life. If you travel, be sure to take Lake Wedowee Life along with you. Take a picture at a landmark and send it back to us! Email your photos to news@lakewedoweelife.com. Please be sure to tell us where you are in the photo and who is with you!! Thanks and happy travels!


Neighborhood Publishing Creates Framed Art great fundWhat began raisers for oras a special wedganizations. Beding gift for a fore Christmas, friend has the Woodland turned into the Marching Band latest expansion sold Framed Exfor Neighborpressions featurhood Publishing, ing the band as the creators of gifts. Lake Wedowee “Neighborhood Life magazine. Publishing has “Really we always been were looking for about supportsomething fun ing and promotand funky for a ing community wedding gift for projects,” CaldJim and Kesa well said. “We Dunn,” Kelly Neighborhood Publishing began creating Framed Expressions in August of know there are Caldwell said. “I 2011. It is Framed Art All About You! organizations knew how much that have to do fund-raising projects and cheerleaders from both Clay Kesa liked posters and we had the throughout the year, this venture idea to create a custom poster for the County High School and Lineville with the Woodland Marching Band High School. event.” allowed us to offer them a one-of a “We worked on that poster for Instead of a poster of pictures, four days straight,” Caldwell said. kind item with no out of pocket Framed Expressions artwork uses words and phrases to create a one of “We had to pay careful attention to costs.” Neighborhood Publishing also colors used for players names. It a kind piece. created a commemorative Handley “Jim and Kesa had a very small poster featuring the football players wedding and we used the first and coaches of the Class 3A State names of those invited as the backChampions. ground of the piece,” Caldwell said. “Most people know us as Lake “It was a very personal present that Wedowee Life,” Caldwell said. they have displayed in their home.” Since September, Framed Expres- just wouldn't do for Shawncey Sim- “And, that's great because that is what we do more than anything mons name to be in red and Desions has grown into a secondary else. But, as new projects come metrius Lindsey's name to be in business thanks in part to the sucalong, we want the community to blue. I think we checked both roscess of high school football in this know that we are here to help.” ters about 10 times each.” area. Other projects Neighborhood The final result was revealed on “We really came into our own Publishing designed this year infacebook.com in the week prior to later in September because of the cluded the Randolph County the game and on game day, there Clay Bowl,” Caldwell said. “We was a booth set up to sell the posters. Chamber of Commerce Summer on knew that it was the last one, the “We also got the seniors football Main brochure, the Randolph two teams would play because of County Sheriff's Department Rodeo the creation of Central High School players from both teams to sign a Program and Dance Center on poster that we are going to be givof Clay County and we wanted to do something special to commemo- ing to the new school, kind of like a Main's calendar. “We do a variety of work and house-warming present...” Caldwell rate it.” have several great projects in the said. “The Last Stand” features the works for 2012,” Caldwell said. Framed Expressions also make names of varsity football players

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Index of Advertisers A & E Metal

9

Rance Kirby for Superintendent

34

Affordable Tire & Repair

29

Randolph County COOP

31

Bank of Wedowee

37

RE/MAX Lakefront

23

Bledsoe Painting

29

RE/MAX Lakefront Grady & Linda Stone

39

Brian Morris

29

RE/MAX Lakefront, Kelly and Leisel Caldwell

43

Chad Lee, Attorney At Law

18

Satellite Specialist

19

Charles Thompson Construction

25

Scott Evans Automotive Group

2

Clay County Automotive

52

Scott Hewitt, Attorney at Law

34

Clay Tinney for District Judge

11

Sheppard's Jewelry

18

D & S Marine

37

SmallTown Bank

9

Docks Plus More

25

Southern Restoration Group

19

Dr. Michael Edwards

17

Southern Union State Community College

36

Fiberglass Unlimited

15

State Farm Insurance

15

Fishing Alabama

43

Steele Chiropractic

31

H& M Drugs

20

Summit Storage

6

Halls Propane Gas Co.

40

Superior Gas

17

Kesa Johnston Dunn, Attorney at Law

20

Tallapoosa River Electric Coop

37

Lakeside Grill

3

TEC Security

31

Lakeview Auto Service

34

W & M Grocery

51

Mac McKinney Properties

21

Wedowee Building Supplies

33

Norton's Floor Covering

31

Wedowee Lake and Lands

17

Pat Whaley for District Judge

21

Wedowee Marine

27

Paul Gay for Superintendent

29

Wellborn Cabinet

20

Perryland Foods

31

Williamsburg Manor

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Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is Love! We asked our Facebook Fans to tell us their favorite Love story (real or fictional) and why. Here are our poll results:

1. Baby & Johnny Starla Ryhal- I just love the movie!! Amanda Causey- Baby & Johnny are my favorite because I can't tell you how many times my sister and I watched that movie growing up! Its such a great love story! Christine Taylor– Because they’re so cute as a couple an can be compared to most young adult relationships now days. The problem with parent approval and kids misunderstanding the advice that surrounds them. Plus I like dancing and the story line keeps your eyes locked in on the TV.

twice since we have been together.

3. Beauty & Beast Sonya Cosper- Beauty and the beast is my favorite because Belle falls in love with the beast (prince) just the way he is because she sees his heart not and looks past the way he looks. It is a beautiful love story.

4. Rhett & Scarlett 5. Rachel & Ross Kelly Caldwell– Ross & Rachel because we watched their relationship blossom over the course of the show. They are more like a real couple with their ups and downs, but in the end love prevailed.

wealthy as someone else that you will never be happy, because love is more than any money or material things and this story shows you that it can happen:)

7. Romeo & Juliet 8-10. My Favorite was not listed Autumn Bailey May Chris and Autumn....also Fred and Vera May and Bill and Ann Glass...could not resist… Sharon Lynne- Dr. Zhivago is one of my fav love stories. Alicia Hernandez– Francis and Alicia

6. Cinderella & Prince Charming Taylor Brooke Walton- Cinderella. because it is a wonderful childhood love classic...so don’t think that because you are not as

2. Noah & Allie Shirley Williamson-I Love watching the Notebook that was so good. Jennifer Butts- They sincerely look like they're madly, deeply, passionately in love with each other in the movie! Teresa Cunningham- It was a toss up between Dirty Dancing and the Notebook, but James and I love the Notebook. We have watched it

To participate in our next poll , or to see other results of this poll be sure to visit www.facebook.com/LakeWedoweeLife.


Lake Wedowee Life Feb/March 2012  

Lake Wedowee Life is a lifestyle magazine dedicated to life on Lake Wedowee, East Alabama, and West Georgia.

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