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Table of Contents Special Features 10. News to Know Lake Wedowee at A Glance Calendar of Events 12. Area Events Confederate Railroad returns to Wedowee for Summer Jam 14. Area Events Worship on the Water at Lakeside 16. Area Events SUSCC Kids Kollege 19. Area Events STAR Camp 20. Area Events Summer on Main 22. Area Events Lineville’s Summer Sizzle 24. Area Events Fourth of July Boat Parade. 26. Area Events Randolph County Sheriff’s Rodeo 28. Area Events Ashland Theatre presents Little Mermaid Jr. 31. News to Know For the Love of Vintage 36. News to Know Wedowee Man’s Mission to Climb 52. Let’s Eat Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

In This Issue 9. Letter from the Editor 40. Hooked on Lake Wedowee 42. Lake Map 44. Southern Living House Plan 46. Charley’s Treasure 49. What’s Cooking 50. Papa’s Picks 54. Movie Review 56. Where in the World is Lake Wedowee Life? 56. Reader’s Photos 58. Lake Wedowee on Instagram


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It Takes a Community Just call me Pharrell Williams because I am HAPPY!!!! It’s finally Lake Season! Hopefully, this time around the rain will not put a damper on our festivities. I can already tell our part timers are ready to be back over here, too. Our stores and restaurants are bustling and the lake is showing signs of new life as boaters and lake owners are returning in droves. However, because of the rains we endured this spring, the lake is full of debris so be careful when you are boating this month. There could be logs and other things in your path which could be very hazardous! The Lake Wedowee Property Owners Association does an excellent job cleaning up the trash every fall, but spring rains always bring up new debris. If you look a little further into this issue, you will see its jam packed with things to do this summer. And, it all starts this weekend (May 24) with Lakeside’s first annual Raise the Lake Party. We are excited about this new event and it is sure to be one to remember. It goes along with their annual boat and camper show, but Saturday the folks at Lakeside are turning it up a notch. They haven’t had a concert at Lakeside in quite a while and with Lard Bucket and High Roller slated to entertain, it is sure to be a good time. This month is always a busy time with end of school activities as well as getting ready for summer, but don’t forget some of our favorite events happen this month too! The Lake Wedowee community puts a lot of effort into making these events a success but it takes participation from us all to make them memorable. Lake Wedowee Summer Jam kicks off the unofficial start of summer with Confederate Railroad and WIND performing for what I hope will be our biggest crowd ever! Tickets go on sale at WM Grocery May 1 and at $15 each, we strive to keep it affordable for everyone to enjoy! This is the third year of Lake Wedowee Summer Jam and as one of the organizers I tell people we are hoping for a “Goldilocks” event this year. The first year of Summer Jam, it was brutally hot and last year it turned unseasonable cold after dark. This time around we are hoping Mother Nature takes a lesson from Goldilocks and the weather will be JUST RIGHT! So get out your dancing shoes and get ready for a toe-tapping good time this May 24th!

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Summer Of Fun To get more information about upcoming events visit Facebook.com/lakewedoweelife May 2-4 Boat RV Camper Show Lakeside Market and Grill May 3 Raise the Lake Party Lakeside Market and Grill Lake Wedowee Tournament Trail HWY 48 Boat Ramp May 9 Bike Hike Warm Up Eagle 102.3 Roanoke May 10 Funky Junk Trail Roadshow Resurrect Antiques Opelika May 13 Randolph County Political Forum Courthouse Wedowee Paddlin for Paws Cardboard Boat Race Chimney Cove May 17 Randolph County Learning Center Bike Hike Roanoke May 22 Lake Wedowee Property Owners Kids Fishing Day Rice Pavilion

May 23 Friday Night Bingo (Begins) Lakeside Market and Grill

Community College Wadley

May 24 Lake Wedowee Summer Jam Chimney Cove

July 3 Summer Sizzle presents Patriotic Night Lineville City Park

May 25 Worship on the Water Under the Pines at Lakeside

July 4 Lake Wedowee Boat Parade Under the Pines at Lakeside

June 2-6 Kids Kollege Southern Union State Community College Wadley

July 4-5 Randolph County Sheriff’s Rodeo Highway 431 North above Wedowee Building Supplies

STARS Camp The Historic Ashland Theatre Ashland June 7 Summer on Main Downtown Roanoke Randolph County Sheriffs Reserve Buddy Bass Tournament HWY 48 Boat Ramp June 14 Art on the Median Downtown Wedowee LWPOA Summer Picnic Rice Pavilion Lake Wedowee Tournament Trail HWY 48 Boat Ramp June 25-26 Fine Arts Camp Southern Union State

July 10 Summer Sizzle Presents Kevin Moon Lineville City Park July 17 Summer Sizzle presents Jazz Night Lineville City Park July 19 Lake Wedowee Tournament Trail HWY 48 Boat Ramp July 24 Summer Sizzle presents The Gospel Hour—Clay County Style Lineville City Park July 31 Summer Sizzle presents Country, Gospel & Bluegrass sponsored by Alabama 100.7 Lineville City Park


Confederate Railroad returns to Wedowee Summer is just around the corner and what better way to kick off the season on Lake Wedowee than a night of great music. Lake Wedowee Summer Jam returns for the third year May 24th at Chimney Cove. This year’s headliner is no stranger to Wedowee; although, the group hasn't performed here in more than 20 years. Confederate Railroad, in the middle of its rise to national fame in the early 1990s, performed at Chief Wedowee Music Park, operated by the late Grover Poole. “We had just won the Academy of Country Music Award in May of that year,” Danny Shirley, leader singer of Confederate Railroad, said. “I remember Chief Wedowee Music Park was off the beaten path.” In June of 1993, when Confederate Railroad played the first

News to Know Story by Kelly Caldwell Photos provided by Confederate Railroad and Cindy P. Sumners time in Wedowee, its hit songs “Trashy Women” and “Jesus and Mama” were getting major radio airplay. The group, originally from At-

lanta, had two platinum albums and six hit singles in the 1990s like “Trashy Women,’” “Queen of Memphis” and “Daddy Never was the Cadillac Kind.” As their website says, “From rowdy country to raw emotion, a Confederate Railroad concert today covers a wide range of feelings. Young people will be there rocking to "Trashy Women", while their parents and even grandparents will likely be singing along to "Jesus and Mama".. “It is amazing to me that we still work as much as we do,” Shirley said. “We have been real lucky that our songs have held up.” Lake Wedowee Summer Jam also welcomes back to the stage WIND formed by Randolph County natives in the 1970s. The group toured the Auburn and


Lake Martin party scene back then and have done a few reunion shows since. Original members Tom Norton, John Hodges and Jackie Garrett will be performing for the event. "We are really excited about this year's lineup," Doug Williams, owner of WM Grocery and one of the event's organizers, said. "It is an eclectic mix of music that we hope the people of the area will enjoy." The proceeds from Lake Wedowee Summer Jam do go to charity, and we have selected the Brown Bag Buddies Program and Buddy Bags as our charities of choice for 2014. The two programs are similar in nature and were formed in or-

der to provide food for school children at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations. And considering more than 70 percent of the school age children in Randolph County are on a free or reduced lunch plan, this program is vital to our area. Because Brown Bag Buddies is a non-profit organization, it relies on volunteers to help pack bags, deliver food, and for financial donations. Brown Bag Buddies services the Wedowee and Woodland areas while Buddy Bags serves Roanoke, Rock Mills and Wadley. The gates will open 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m. The tickets will be $15 and can be purchased in advance beginning May

1 at WM Grocery. "This year we are giving the proceeds to Brown Bag Buddies again and this event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and vendors," Kelly Caldwell, one of the event organizers, said. "We have learned, it really takes a village to pull something like this together and we hope the community comes out in support again this year."

For more information including sponsorship opportunities on Lake Wedowee Summer Jam, please visit www.lakewedoweesummerjam.com or like us at facebook.com/lakewedoweesummerjam


Come As You Are to Worship on the Water On Sunday mornings during the summer, you’ll find a group of boaters, kayakers and landlubbers joining together underneath the pine trees on the shore of Lake Wedowee for a casual, interdenominational worship service. Yearround residents and weekend visitors become friends and look forward to seeing one another each summer. When Chuck Smith and Sandra Kitchens first had the idea for Worship on the Water (WOW), they weren’t sure what to expect! Would people come? Would it help connect churches with Lake Wedowee friends? Since the first service in 2008 with 46 people, WOW continues to thrive. At least 450 people, 32 boats and even a few dogs attended the opening service in 2013. Lance and Cherry Ward heard about WOW while they were building their home on the lake in 2009. They began attending in 2010, the first year SIFAT started sponsoring WOW. Lance and Cherry were involved in a congregation back home, but wanted to attend a service on the weekends they spent in Wedowee. Once they moved to the lake fulltime in 2012, they knew they would bring friends and family to WOW during the summer! “I like that the services are in-

give back to its local supporters and share how support from the Lake Wedowee community can help others around the world! SIFAT staff and WOW volunteers—Chuck and Evelyn Smith, Elvis and Betty North, and Lance and Cherry Ward—hope to see you at 9 a.m. Sunday mornterdenominational,” Cherry said. “It lets friends meet at the lake and ings from Memorial Day Weekend worship together, which exempli- through Labor Day Weekend at Lakeside Marina under the pine trees! If it is raining, the service will be on the marina’s porch. Come by Story by Marie Lanier boat, come by car, come as you are! Speaker and Musical Calendar fies that we are one, no matter what church denomination we regularly attend. It’s special having May 25 Cade Ferris A Few Good Men all of your friends together for June 1 Stephen Fincher church instead of spread through- Scott Brand June 8 Corky Addison; out town.” Lance and Cherry are Wanda Addison & Amy Bearden members of Wedowee First United June 15 Russell Hestley Methodist Church, and now volun- Joyful Sound June 22 Ben Bailie teer at SIFAT and at WOW each Cynthia Bailie June 29 Elvis North week during the summer. Clearvision “It’s not about a building,” July 6 Jack Hinnen Cherry said. “You can’t beat God’s OK2 setting as a place to worship.” Each July 13 Jimmy Yates Witness For Him Sunday, a different pastor or July 20 Dorothy Ann Webster speaker shares a message and mu- Cedar Creek Quartet July 27 Jacob Wilkerson sicians from the area lead songs. Bear Creek UMC Choir Organizers invite many local pas- Aug. 3 Janice Clark tors and musicians to participate, The Gospel Expressions Aug. 10 Roger Young &Jan Young so that this is truly a community Aug. 17 Billy Watts & Karen Norred service. Aug. 24 Noel Vice & Dan Smith Aug. 31 Billy Coleman & Jerry Rogers WOW is one way SIFAT can

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SUSCC Welcomes the Fun at Kids Kollege “Fun is in the Air!” at Southern Union this summer as the college holds its annual Kids Kollege summer camp. Sponsored by the SUSCC Alumni Association, Kids Kollege gives the youth of east central Alabama an opportunity to explore various subjects in a fun, supportive environment. Children participate in sessions such as art, sports, science, dance, and health, giving them a taste of “college life” at SUSCC. The camp also includes an off-campus field trip. Open to students entering the first through the sixth grade, Kids Kollege week is always packed full of fun. A $60 registration fee applies which covers snacks each day and the field trip. “We always look forward to Kids Kollege week,” said Shondae Brown, Coordinator of College Relations at SUSCC. “These students bring such vitality and energy to campus; they are just fun to around.” Older students will also have a chance to have some fun at Southern Union this summer. Fine Arts Camp, scheduled for June 25-26, is open to students in grades 7-12 or college age. At a cost of $130.00, the camp may be taken for college credit by students who meet the college’s entrance requirements. Fine Arts Camps offers training in dance, music, and theatre

with intensive instruction in the area of the student’s choice. The camp draws students from throughout the Southeast. Attendees have a chance to study with SU’s renowned fine arts faculty as well as guest instructors. “Studies have shown that education in the arts helps to develop a well-rounded individual and helps to improve learning in all academic areas,” said Brown. “Fine Arts Camp gives students exposure to various disciplines in the arts and hopefully helps them develop an appreciation for things they may not otherwise experience.” Brown added, “We really want people to think of Southern Union as the “community’s college”. These camps are just examples of how we work to enhance cultural exposure for our area’s youth; to stimulate interest in arts and sciences and to promote community spirit.” For registration information for Kids Kollege contact Brown at 256-395-2211 ext. 5145 or sbrown@suscc.edu. To register for Fine Arts Camp contact Dean Steve Spratlin at 256-395-2211 ext. 5105 or email him at sspratlin@suscc.edu.


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Stars are Born at Ashland Theatre A bride, an inmate, and a hippie walk into a theatre…...and it’s just another drama exercise at The Historic Ashland Theatre in Ashland, Alabama! Sisters, Lori Steele Sewell and Robin Steele Thornhill, are excited to be back for an 8th summer with one of the most popular summer camp programs in the area: STAR Camp for Kids! “Some kids aren’t interested in summer sports or sleepaway camp. Some kids want to spend their summer wearing funny costumes, perfecting a silly walk, and learning how to create a realistic wound using stage makeup; this is the camp for them!” explain Robin and Lori. During the week long Drama Camp at The Ashland Theatre, kids can be found learning about puppetry, stage makeup, how to audition, careers in theatre, independent film, stage movement, music,

dance, overcoming stage fright, improvisation, and pantomime. This camp is perfect for all student grades 2-12, and every level of experience. “Theatre is a perfect way to bring a child out of their shell, or to help a unique, creative child feel like they fit in! We always tell the kids that within these theatre walls they are safe to be creative, to be themselves, to be accepted, and to never be made fun of! It’s amazing to watch the kids hesitantly interacting on the first day: so quiet, so

reserved. And by the last day they are singing, creating characters, and hugging each other, wishing the week never had to end,” says Robin Steele Thornhill. STAR Camp for kids will be held June 2-6th at The Historic Ashland Theatre. Students in grades 2-6 will attend camp from 8:00 A.M. until 12:30pm. Students in grades 7-12 will attend camp from 12:30 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Camp fee is $80 and will include all instruction, a STAR Camp t-shirt, Professional Headshot Photography, and materials. For registration forms or questions, please email ashlandstage@gmail.com or call Camp Director Robin Thornhill at 256-252-0139. Camp Registration DEADLINE is May 21st. Please visit www.ashlandtheatre.com to find out about other events and rental opportunities at The Historic Ashland Theatre!

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Fun for All at 6th Annual Summer on Main Something special is happening on the first Saturday in June this year. For six years, the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce has celebrated downtown Roanoke with its Summer on Main festival and has traditionally closed the day's activities with a concert. The community has seen reunion shows from Soul Tymes Nine and WIND, which have all been memorable. However, for 2014, there is another "first" in the works. If the first phase of renovations are completed, the end of the festival concert will be at the Martin Theatre. "Construction is supposed to be completed by May 15," Dorothy Tidwell, Randolph County Chamber of Commerce executive director, said. The Martin Theater was last used Fourth of July weekend in 1980. "Friday the 13th" was the last movie ever viewed in the theater because of a fire that gutted the building on July 6, 1980. The renovation project, led by the Rotary Club of Roanoke, has been a

Whaley, Tom Ziglar, Rick Robinson, Randy Gann, and Darrel Manning. "It is a free concert to cap off a great family, friendly day in downtown Roanoke," Tidwell said. The Sixth Annual Summer on Main festival begins at 9 a.m. and will have plenty of things for the entire family to enjoy. "We have arts and crafts vendors and local entertainment throughout the day," Tidwell said. The Roanoke Academy of Ballet by Kelly Caldwell will perform as well as local imperArtwork by Abra Mapp Camp sonator Faye "Maxine" McCord. community-wide effort with dona"We will also have several gospel tions pouring in from all over the groups and other musicians percounty to transform the space into forming," Tidwell said. an outdoor amphitheatre. Food vendors will be set up that "Our concert will be the first time day and there will also be children's the Martin Theatre has been used in play areas. almost 34 years," Tidwell said. "We If you are interested in vendor are beyond excited!" space, contact Tidwell for more inWild Knights, a local favorite, has formation 334.863.6612 or earned the honor of being the first 334.863.1402 or by email at rancoband to perform at The Martin and coc@teleclipse.net members of the group include Benji

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Lineville Continues to Sizzle in July Summer Sizzle celebrates 11 years of delivering music to the local communities when it kicks off its season July 4th. "The Clay County Arts League created Summer Sizzle to showcase local talents," Barbara Pollard, event organizer, said. "And, we have tried our best to stick to that philosophy." The first night of the music series will feature Lard Bucket Band with Ryan Robertson, Roger Hammett and friends in what has become known as Patriotic Night. "Our first night is always dedicated to our active and retired military," Pollard said. Everyone is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs for a night under the stars and expect to be entertained by some of the best local artists around. On July 10, Clay County’s own Kevin Moon will bring country to Lineville City Park. “He is a rising Country music star that’s proud to call Clay County home,” Pollard said. On July 17, Talladega's Heritage Hall Jazz Band under the direction of Jeff Wood is slated to entertain the crowds with their Big Band Jazz sound. On of the highlights of the series will be July 24 with "Gospel Hour Clay County Style."

lard said. "If the weather holds, we should be able to reach that goal." The final week of Summer Sizzle will be Country, Gospel and Bluegrass and is sponsored by Alabama 100.7, Clay County’s own Country Music Radio Station. Each Thursday in July, Lineville City Park turns into a music venue complete with live radio remotes by Alabama 100.7. Pollard realized in the early stages of Summer Sizzle that she could only do so much to make the event a sucby Kelly Caldwell cess, and is the first to admit the Clay Artwork by Tommy Moorehead County Arts League could not achieve their goals without the help of the local media. "I have always watched Gaither "It's like I say, I could get Elvis Gospel Hour and have been to so many singings in Clay County, that I Presley on this stage, but if it weren't knew we could have something simi- for the newspaper and radio people, no one would know about it," Pollard lar here," Pollard said. "So I went to Kenneth Yates to help me pull this one said. "They have done so much to help together." us over the years and I credit some of our success to them." Last year, Gospel Hour- Clay The free event also would not be County Style featured more than 60 gospel singers that entertained more possible without the help of sponsors and grant opportunities. than likely Summer Sizzle's largest "We sell ad space on our fans and crowd to date. The Gospel Hour will of course we sell concessions to help also feature a special appearance by cover the cost," Pollard said. Memory Lane Quartet. . Summer Sizzle is every Thursday "We are really hoping to average in July with music starting at 7 p.m. 1,500 to 2,000 people this year," Pol-

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Pride of For me, one of the most moving and patriotic things to occur on Lake Wedowee is our annual Fourth of July Boat Parade. Having last year’s parade canceled due to inclement weather, we are more than ready to bring that American Spirit back to our community. Randy Morris, one of the event organizers has said in years past, “There have been so many great boats that it is hard to pick winners. We can’t make everyone a winner, but we want people to know how much we enjoy seeing their boats and what they have come up with.” This year’s parade is scheduled for Friday, July 4, 2014 at 10:00am and spectators are welcome to gather along the parade route starting at Lakeside Campgrounds and ending just north of Lake Wedowee Marine. So make your plans now to come out and join us! We want this year to be spectacular! So we are calling all boat owners or Jet Ski owners that are interested in entering their vessel in this event

Area Events by Alicia Hernandez to register at one of two of our Sponsor’s locations, Lake Wedowee Ma-

rine or Lakeside Market & Grill. Registration will end at 5:00pm CST on July 3, 2014. So make plans now to participate and get to decorating! On the morning of the parade, check-in for participating vessels will be at 9:00am at the first dock of Lakeside Campgrounds nearest the beach area. Event organizers are excited to announce that this year, there will be 4 categories for the vessels to be judged and first place winners will be awarded for the vessel that best encompasses each category. In addition, one Grand Prize winner will be awarded to the vessel that best encompasses all of the 4 categories and will be named “The Pride of Wedowee” for the 2014 and will receive recognition of this honor by having their photograph placed at all of the sponsors’ locations for the next year. The 4 categories to be awarded will be as follows: Most Outrageous will be awarded to the vessel that is decorated…well the most outrageous.


This category is for the “outside of the box” creator and anything goes. However, remember this is a family event. Wink! Wink! Examples of past participants that were considered and/or won for this category are “The 57 Chevy” and “Mickey Mouse”. Both of which, are very much American icons, but not necessarily patriotic in nature. The Star Spangled Celebration will be awarded to the vessel that best uses the American Flag. However, we do ask that you be very respectful in your use of the American Flag as not to offend any of our proud military men and women who have fought or continues to fight for us today. Best Dressed Mascot will be awarded to any vessel that uses a pet or person to show their American Spirit. Most Spirited will be awarded to the vessel that best shows their American Spirit with the Red, White, & Blue. Kelly Caldwell, event organizer and the one that initiated this annual event back in 2009, is very excited to bring this tradition back to Lake Wedowee. “Having to cancel last year’s parade was very hard for me because I know how much it means to the community and to the readers of Lake Wedowee Life. With all of the rain last summer, I could have sworn I witnessed Noah’s Ark floating down the lake at some point. I am hoping that this summer brings lots of sunshine, boating, and fun back to the Lake. This parade is just one of the best highlights of the season and I can’t wait.” As always, we want to thank each of the event’s Sponsors, Lake Wedowee Marine, Lakeside Market & Grill, Lakeside Campground, and Lake Wedowee Life for creating this event and providing the means for us to come together to celebrate America as a community. I say this because for me, small towns like Wedowee, where hard-working, honest, friendly and freedomloving people live and play is what America is really all about. It is about coming together to give thanks for those fighting men and women who have paved the

way so that we may have the freedoms that we so enjoy daily. So bring your sunscreen, something cold to drink, and put on your Red, White & Blue and come and celebrate with us on July 4, 2014 at 10:00am CST.


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Rodeo Returns for 11th Ride For 11 years the Randolph County Sheriffs Rodeo has offered the community a funfilled event over the Fourth of July Weekend and its also served as a fundraiser for much needed equipment for the department. “We have been able to purchase a lot of things for the department that we would not have been able to afford if it hadn’t been for the Rodeo,” Randolph County Sheriff David Cofield said. “It takes a lot of work to make this event happen and we couldn’t do it without the numerous volunteers and sponsors that make it possible.” This year’s rodeo will be July 4 and 5. “We are still ironing out some of the details,” Randolph County

year to producing 25 events a year. 4L Rodeo host PRCA, IPRA, NIRA and high school rodeos and rough stock schools.

Chief Deputy Billy Lane said. “But I know we are going to have a concert after the rodeo both nights. We just aren’t sure who is playing just yet.” The Randolph County Sheriff’s Rodeo is a production of 4L & Diamond S Rodeo. Founded in 1985 by champion calf roper and steer wrestler Charlie Lowry, the company has grown from five small productions its first

In 2009 Lowry widened his vision for 4L Rodeo Company by becoming partners with David Simpson, Diamond S Bucking Bulls, Weatherford, Texas forming the 4L and Diamond S Rodeo Company. The new company has provided stock for numerous rodeos such as Cheyenne, Omaha, Odessa, San Antonio and Fort Worth. 4L & Diamond S Rodeo have provided bulls for the PRCA Xtreme Bulls as well as the Wrangler National Final Rodeo in Las Vegas. Tickets for the 11th Annual Randolph County Sheriff’s Rodeo are $10 and may be purchased in advance at the Randolph County Courthouse.


Local Theatre Brings ‘Little Mermaid’ to Life Ashland Alabama (2014) - Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. is playing at The Historic Ashland Theatre starting on July 25th at 6:00 pm and running July 26th at 6:00pm, and July 27th at 2:00pm. This 60-minute musical, designed for youth performers, is based on the 2008 Broadway production and the 1989 animated feature film. The Historic Ashland Theatre cast contains approximately 30 students led by Directors Lori Steele and Robin Steele Thornhill. “We are so excited to be bringing this Disney classic alive onstage! This has always been one of our favorite musicals! Our cast is made up of amazingly talented kids ages 3 to 18 which will make sure such a fantastic fun night at the the theatre!” says Robin Steele Thornhill. This classic Disney title contains all of the songs from the Academy Award® winning animated feature film as well as three new songs from the Broadway show. THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she’s the girl with the perfect voice. Tickets will be $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens and will be available for purchase at Steele Chiropractic in Lineville or by calling 256-252-0139 For more information about licensing THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. or other Disney shows, please visit www.DisneyMusicals.com. www.ashlandtheatre.com


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Shiny and new isn't always better, just ask any classic car enthusiast, and they will be quick to tell you a decent car hasn't been built since (insert their favorite year). Well, for Jim Keet he feels the same way, but his passion is for vintage boats instead of classic cars. "If it were up to me, I would have a boat for every day of the week," Keet said. While he is currently restoring a 1979 rowboat and has a 1973 sailboat, his pride and joy is "Little Miss Magic," a fully restored 1958 16 and 1/2 foot Lyman his wife Jeannene gave him for his 50th birthday. "I always wanted a wooden boat, but I thought it would be a retirement project," Jim said. "But Jeannene came to me and said that she wanted to give me a boat for my 50th birthday, but I would have to pick it out." "We named it for our daughter after the Jimmy Buffett song he wrote for his daughter Savanna Jane," Jim said. He went online and found Antique Boat Center out of Cincinnati, Ohio. He watched it for a couple of weeks before finding his Lyman. "I grew up north of New York City in Connecticut but my parents had a place on the water in Rhode Island." Jim said. "I have been going to the water since I was 3 years old, but I grew up on salt water. "My parents had a Lyman so I just had to fly up to Ohio and check it out," Jim said. "It was a show boat, but we still had it surveyed (kind of like a home inspection for a house)." A few weeks passed and the survey came back with only minor defects. "Next thing I know, I am driving up there to get my boat," Jim said. "From what I have been told everything with the boat is original right down to the canvas top and the horn." The Lyman was built in Sandusky, Ohio and was designed for handling the rough waters of Lake Erie. The facade is mahogany and the strength of the boat is oak. "I tell you one of the neatest things is the sound of the water of hitting the wooden hull," Jim said. "It is soothing and can put me right to sleep... if I weren't driving it of


course." The only part of the boat that is not original, now, is the motor and throttle. "The first time I came over to Lake Wedowee, I brought the Lyman and of course had engine trouble and had to be towed in," Jim said. At that time, the engine was a 1959 Evinrude motor and to say it was temperamental is an understatement. "Our daughter Kyla got married last summer on Lake Martin and she really wanted to leave the Church of the Pines in 'Little Miss Magic.'" Jim said. "But, the weekend before the wedding, we couldn't get the motor to do right and Jeannene said we couldn't afford to get a new motor so close to the wedding." Jim called Kyla and Will Owen, her fiancĂŠ, and broke the news. "She was so disappointed," Jim said. "But I just didn't feel confident in that motor." A few days went by and Jeannene relented


and Jim was on the search for a motor to be installed in less than 72 hours. Luckily, he succeeded with some help from Pelham Powersports. "Kyla was beyond thrilled when I called her on the way to Pelham to tell her the news," Jim said. "Mom changed her mind and "Little Miss Magic" was getting a new motor. "The guys in Pelham were great and I was putting numbers on the Lyman the day before the wedding."

Jim and Jeannene were told by friends about Lake Wedowee and have lived here for five years. Jeannene stopped counting her full time status by winters instead of years‌ two winters ago. The couple still makes frequent trips to the city, but look forward to returning to their Lake Wedowee home. Jim describes it as going away for the weekend every time he comes home.


Wedowee Man’s Mission to Climb When thinking of mountain climbing, you might think of a sun-filled day at Mt. Cheaha with a backpack filled with healthy snacks. However, for Randolph County native Joey Reid, he takes it to a different level. Reid's love of mountain climbing started when he got out of the Army. "I started climbing because I wanted to keep up with my army training," he said. "In November of 2011, I had just gotten Story by Kelly Caldwell out of the army and was coming Photos provided by Joey Reid back home with no job. "I started digging through my rucksack and found a stone that I Climbing Mt. Everest, located on got from the ruins of Babylon. Then the border of China and Nepal, is I had the vision to take it to the top not something you just decide to do of Mt. Everest," Reid said. on a whim. It takes training, dedica-

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tion, time and money. And, for Reid, climbing Mt. Everest is not enough. "I want to be the first Alabamian to climb the 7 Summits," he said. "But, I want to try to climb all seven peaks for several reasons, most importantly because I feel like God wants me to witness to people around the world." Another motivation for Reid's journey is to raise awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, something a great deal of former military service men and women experience. "I was kind of a hard case about it when I got out," Reid said. "I wouldn't go somewhere for help because I didn't want it documented. It could have negatively impacted my chances of working


overseas again. PTSD is something I definitely dealt with when I came back home even if I wasn't officially diagnosed with it. I overcame it thanks to the power of prayer." Reid's training for his first summit also helped him overcome the disorder and in September of 2013, Reid was able to check off the first of his seven mountains. "I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and it was breathtaking," he said. "When people think of mountain climbing, they think of hanging off the side of the mountain... That's true for only a small part of the experience. The rest of the time think of it as a really long expedition. You go through every climate under the sun and I loved seeing the glaciers on the mountain." Kilimanjaro is the closest of the Seven Summits to the equator and sits in the middle of the of the list based on elevation and toward the bottom of the list as far as technical and physical difficulty.


Reid, currently working in Bogota, Columbia, is already planning his next expedition which he credits to God's intervention. "What is awesome is I am living in the Andes Mountains and the elevation is 10,000," he said. "So my lungs are getting acclimated which is one of the biggest challenges." The next summit Reid plans to mark off his list is Aconcagua in Argentina. It is the tallest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas and is more challenging than Kilimanjaro in technical and physical difficulty. "It is more technical for sure and the expedition will be roughly 21 days," Reid said. "I am working toward the goal of climbing it now but it takes money and time to do it." One thing is for sure, when he reaches the peak of Aconcagua two things will be in his pack. "I have a bag full of little stones that I have picked up from every country I have visited," Reid said. "To anyone else they are just rocks, but to me they are my most precious possessions, second only to my dad’s, Tommy Reid, Bible. "I take my dad's bible where ever I go," he said. "That is an extra five pounds in my pack, but I will go without water to make sure that is with me. "You really get spiritually bonded when you are climbing." Reid said. "You are asking God to make the next step because the air is so thin. It is like you are running a marathon when you are just walking." While she might not understand it completely, Reid does have the support of his mother, Wedowee resident Wilma Reid. "My mom thought I was crazy when I started this, but she realizes God is answering my prayers and I must continue on this path," he said. "I am going to climb these mountains, God has led me to do this and that's what I am going to do!"


Finding your Summer Time Fishing Hangouts Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Jackson Bonner and I have fished Lake Wedowee competitively and leisurely since the early 90s. I have fished many on many different levels including collegiately where I helped to found the Auburn University Fishing Team. Currently, I fish at least a couple of days each week. I also run the Lake Wedowee Tournament Trail which holds a tournament every month on Lake Wedowee.

Hooked on Lake Wedowee by Jackson Bonner The past few months have heralded great success fishing on Lake Wedowee. March and April led to huge stringers among many anglers. As the fish finish up their annual spawn and start to focus on the deep water holes, fishing will become much more


tedious. The month of May brings us gorgeous sunsets, warmer days, and Lake Wedowee rising to its summer pool. However, there can still be many great days fishing this time of year. With the water stabilizing over the seventy degree mark the fish will begin to focus on their summer time hangouts. I would start any day this time of the year throwing top water with lures such as a Pop-R or a Zara Spook. Also, the recent shad spawn should bring a buzzbait back into your hand. This time of the year these types of lures are at their best around long sloping points as well rip rap rock. When the sun gets up I would fish one of two ways. The first is to fish bluff walls with small Texas rigged worms or shaky head worms. The second is to skip docks with the same setup (small worms, shaky heads etc.) Recently the tremendous amount of rain has severely muddied the water so you may want to try darker colors such as your green pumpkins in dingy to black and blue in extremely discolored water. One more thing to look for this timeof the year is shade. Whether it be under a dock or on a certain side of a bank, shade can be a huge element in your success late this spring. Until next time, good luck and good fishing.


Taking a Moment to Thank the ‘Lifers’ from the Real World As I haven’t lived my whole life yet, I can’t honestly say that I’ve seen everything but I’ve seen a lot. I understand now why I wasn’t heard much when I made suggestions as a younger man. But now that I’m older, I find that I’m heard a little more often and on occasion, when I’d rather not be. I can be a bit “colorful” at times and when I’m “colorful”, it is apparent that I must have served time in one of the branches of the military. In fact, I served in two of them. But before you go patting me on the back and thanking me for my service, I didn’t serve in wartime. In the Air Force, I drove a fuel truck except when I was trying to get a date. Then I was an F-15 pilot fixing to leave on a dangerous mission that I couldn’t talk about. In the Army, I was in the Army Band and the most dangerous thing I did was hit my head with a drumstick when I was spinning it like a rock star trying to impress someone.

There were a few tense moments when I was overseas but it fails by comparison to what the true brave men and women did and are doing in places near and far in the many years this country has been in business. But I can relate with them when it comes to military life. We, meaning those of us who didn’t love the military life, had a name

Charley’s Treasures by Charley Norton for the ones that did. We called them “lifers.” Lifers love the military and are in it for the long haul. They like the language and the rules and find meaning in all of it. They are as military minded off duty as they are at work and when they retire, probably won’t change much and I would

imagine have a difficult time adapting to what we called the “real world”. There was always some friction between the lifers and the non-lifers and after serving for a while, you could spot a lifer from a hundred yards away simply by the uniform and the way they walked like they were the cock of the roost. We, the non-lifers, called it the real world because we knew at that time we weren’t in it. Keep in mind that back then I was like 18 years old. Just a snot nose slick sleever (because there were no stripes on them) and a pawn to my supervisor who thought I was just mud on his polished boots. Mud that he couldn’t buff off no matter how much he tried and any suggestion I may offer would receive a demoralizing response that would be delivered in front of my piers so that they could also experience the humiliation and embarrassment I was receiving in the usual “colorful” fash-


ion. That way he could maximize his intent which was to snub any suggestions we may have to offer then and in the future for fear of a similar “colorful” response. But the trade off to snuffed creativity and free thought was the comfort of routine. You had a job, you did it one way and one way only. You did it every day, the same way and those you worked with followed the same rules and by doing so there were rarely any problems unless someone broke the rules. For those that broke the rules, there were heavy consequences. The consequences were severe enough so that others with thoughts of being creative would be inspired not to do so. Although at the time I thought this method of leadership counterproductive, I have to admit things ran smooth for the most part and mistakes were few and far between. But the day came when I had to go back to the real world and I found adjusting to it a little harder than I thought. I missed the comfort of routine and the discipline that came with it. In the real world I had to be creative and ambitious. I discovered what it felt like to fear losing a job and the pressure to be productive and profitable. Managing money was more difficult for me at first and I definitely made my mistakes. But what I missed most was the friendship. I missed knowing I had so many people that “had my back” no matter what and because of that, I never had a problem that wasn’t easily solved because there was always someone there to help me. In the military, I found it was possible to feel alone even when you were surrounded by people, most of which felt the same way. I think that is why most of my strongest friendships came from when I was in, some that last to this day. We were all in the same boat together and that created a bond and camaraderie that can’t be duplicated anywhere else. In the real world we have an infinite amount of choices and there are always more bad choices than good and it’s often hard to distinguish one from the other. But this world gives me the freedom to live and do what I want. It allowed me to meet my wife and raise a wonderful daughter. It challenges me to be a better person and make my own way, in my own way. Every bad choice is a lesson learned and every good one a reward. I know that we appreciate the men and women that have risked life and limb to defend our freedom, but all of our military should be appreciated for the other sacrifices like being alone among many who live in a different world. That goes for the lifers too!

Charley Norton is the co-owner of Norton’s Flooring with his brother Tom. The company was founded by his parents more than 35 years ago. Illustration by Tom Scott.


Quick, Easy Weeknight Suppers At one time, kids and parents were usually home every night. There weren’t a million things to do, so parents focused on helping their kids with homework and spending time with them before they went to bed. Today the weeks seem to zip past in a blur. After play dates, soccer games, birthday parties and homework, not to mention your own personal work schedule, you might realize just how little quality time you spend with your family.

Let’s Get Cookin’ by Tracy Carpenter When I was a young parent there were two things that I always wished I had: more money and more time. Well, the more money part is complicated, but I’ve learned through the years that if you are absolutely dedicated to making more time for your kids and family, you can do it. Nowadays kids are involved in something nearly every night of the week. We keep cramming more and more things into an already crowded week. Although we might not be able to return to the days when every night meant time together, you can still make more time for your family. Here is just one way to help you get started. Change your cooking routine. At the end of such a busy day, who wants to come home and slave over the stove a few more hours? NOT me! Instead of cooking a different meal every night, double your recipes and change the leftovers up a bit by adding other ingredients to them as I will show you in the following recipe. When the boys were in grade school and had to take their lunches to school I would use this technique to save time.

It’s no big secret, we LOVE cheese in the Carpenter house. We’ll melt cheese on just about anything! So, this tasty, cheesy chicken and rice recipe may not be the most healthy and low-calorie thing you’ve ever eaten, but I guarantee it’s still better than hitting the drive-thru on the way home. Put the chicken in the crockpot before you head out to the ballgame and by the time you return it’s ready to go in about ten minutes. That’s not so bad, is it? This is a heavy dish so you will want to serve a salad with it to lighten it up a bit. Take advantage of the convenience of pre cut salads that are at the grocery stores today. Whipping up a quick and easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love is no small feat. So when it comes down to how to make family dinners happen, the biggest thing to remember is to keep it simple. Choose recipes that are easy to prepare and clean up! Cheesy Chicken and Rice Ingredients

4 boneless chicken breasts 1 onion, chopped 1 package of warmed chicken flavored Ready Rice 1-2 cups cheddar cheese 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 can corn, drained Spray crockpot with Pam. Place chicken in bottom of crockpot. You can slice or dice the chicken up if you want to speed up the cooking process. Top with onion and soup. Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours. A few minutes before serving stir the chicken mixture. If the chicken doesn’t break up, you can take it out and chop it up and return it to the crockpot. Add cooked rice, corn, and cheese. Stir to combine. Serve hot. Leftovers? For a great next day lunch or evening meal, make Cheesy Chicken and Rice Burritos by adding black beans and maybe some roasted peppers and and chiles and wrapping the recipe in lettuce lined tortillas. Now, go and enjoy your extra time with the family.


Lakeside, Jon Boys are Worth the Visit Jon Boys Smokehouse located on Main street in Roanoke, offers some of the finest slow smoked pork ribs you can ever have. Whether you are wanting baby backs or regular cut ribs you can never go wrong with Jon Boy’s ribs. Using a blend of hickory and pecan wood each order of ribs are slow smoked for 6 to 8 hours until the meat simply falls off the bone. Jon Boy’s offers rib plates with side orders (your choice of 2)Brunswick stew, baked beans, onion rings, French fries, cole slaw, baked potato, fried okra, or side salad. Monday night I did a bit of research and development for this story, we (Leisel, Alicia, Francis and I) had supper at Jon Boy’s, yes I had ribs, but so did Francis and Leisel, Alicia had chopped BBQ plate. The sides were Baked potatoes, Brunswick stew, Baked Beans, and everyone had salad, with the BEST 1000 ISLAND dressing you have ever eaten, or should I say we all had salad with “Mr. Pete’s” dressing named for its creator Mr. Pete Rombokas (father of co-owner Chris Rombokas). Service at Jon Boy’s was prompt and friendly, the waitresses were attentive to empty Tea glasses (never had one) and the food was delivered to the table as ordered. Ribs and BBQ are just 2 of the many menu items ranging from hand cut steaks, whole catfish, great burgers, and daily lunch specials to chef salads and other lighter fare items. Next time you are hungry

check out Jon Boy’s Smokehouse located East Main Street in Roanoke, Alabama 334-863-5511 Jon Boy’s is open at 11 am Monday thru Saturday….Closed Sunday. Catering is available Hey Francis you got any of that Mr. Pete’s dressing left….sho is good on a cracker…..

Papa’sPicks by Lavoy “Papa” Caldwell At Lakeside Grill, you may dine indoors or out on the deck overlooking beautiful Lake Wedowee,

and if you are lucky, real lucky you may be treated to the awe inspiring sight of a bald eagle flying low and slow over the lake, searching for his supper. We went to the restaurant by water, tied the boat up at the Lakeside Grill dock and walked up the hill to the restaurant. It was warm and pleasant, so after placing our orders, we returned to the deck to enjoy the late afternoon sunshine and the complementary roasted peanuts. After what seemed to be no time our food arrived, Bacon cheeseburger and fries…Hamburger steak with gravy and onions and baked potato…Catfish strip plate, fries and cole slaw…and Lemon Garlic Hot Wings with fries and celery sticks. Outstanding would be the word to describe the food….simply outstanding. Lakeside Grill offers a daily lunch special as well as a full menu featuring all of the above as well as chicken strips (fried or grilled) sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups. And on Friday Night a special is offered as well…could be steak…could be shrimp…never know what Helen may be offering as the nightly special. I do know that Jerry Hall will be starting his Friday Night Bingo soon. If you are out and about and looking for a good place to eat check out the offerings at Lakeside Grill. You will not be disappointed. And when you get there….tell Marie that PaPa sent you…. Bon Appétit!


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Salsa Hernándae

Let’s Cook Recipe by Francis Hernández Photo by Alicia Hernández Francis created this recipe after years of watching his father, José make salsa in their family kitchen. Various deviations that he has implemented include adding more jalapenos or different kinds of peppers, adding mango to make it sweeter, or using all fresh ingredients. Best advice he has is, if you do not have access to fresh cilantro, don’t make it; and, if using fresh jalapeño make sure to add a splash of vinegar.

1 Large Hunts) 1 Tbsp 1 tsp 1/3 bunch 3 1/2

Can Whole Peeled Tomatoes (I prefer Garlic powder Salt Fresh Cilantro (leaf Coriander) Whole Pickled Jalapeños Medium Green Bell Pepper

Pour the juice from the can of tomatoes into a blender. Add garlic, salt, cilantro, and jalapeños. Blend ingredients until all are chopped and mixed well. Add green pepper and pulse the blender two or three times until everything starts turning around in blender. Add the tomatoes and pulse the blender enough to chop tomatoes and blend all ingredients. Serve with tortilla chips, over an omelet or however you enjoy salsa!


Coming Back to the Good Ole Days Summer is approaching fast and that means school’s out and our permanent wardrobe consists of shorts, tank tops and a towel. It’s also a perfect time to be a kid or find that kid you once knew yourself to be. For me it’s a walk through the woods or a bike ride that takes me back to the long days and nights of not having a care in the world. For you it could possibly be a really good movie that takes your mind back. I love movies that are about kids or teenagers coming of age and finding what it’s like to have one’s mind open to a new world. Here are a few films that I would love for you to check out in hopes of taking you back to the good ‘ol days. The Way Way Back - It’s always awkward being a teenager no matter how cool or outgoing you thought you were. Unfortunately, for our main character Duncan (played by newcomer Liam James), there is no escaping a summer vacation with his mom (Toni Collette) and her new boyfriend (Steve Carrell) and his notso-kind daughter. Most teens need a little push getting out of the awkward stage but mom’s new boyfriend Trent is taking things to the extreme by asking Duncan on a scale of 1-10 how he rates. Once Duncan is bullied in to saying his answer, a 6, Trent replies that he’s a 3 and must work on that number over the summer. So instead of sitting around the house just to be bullied by his possibly new stepfather, Duncan explores the small island and ends up at a water park where he meets manager Owen (played by the great Sam Rockwell) that gives him a job initially, but confidence and a summer he won’t ever forget in the end. This

Entertainment by Andy Petty was one of the best films to come out last year and although it did modestly well for a small film released in the summer, it’s still under the radar for a lot of people. I highly recommend it. The performances are great and the two directors won Academy Awards for writing the George Clooney dramedy “The Descendents.” Endless Love - I have a confession to make. Unfortunately, I have not seen the original so my review is based solely on the 2014 version, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a liking to this remake. While the original was an R-rated and a controversial film for its day, this is a toned down version, a little more PC for today’s audiences. Can you remember your first love? Was it approved by your parents? For Jade Butterfield, her first love has come in the form of David (Alex Pettyfer), the valet attendant at her parents' country club. Although they graduated together, he’s as far away from the world Jade has known her whole life. Her overbearing and protective father has made her sacrifice being a normal teenager so much that she even had to forfeit having any friends. The

one thing she wants is to have a normal life for one summer before entering med school, and that means a graduation party with the classmates she had to avoid her whole life. Enter David and it’s endless love, until the world she knows tries it’s best to break them apart. Nothing can stop love. So if you’re still wondering why I haven’t seen the original yet, in my defense, the movie has never been released on DVD in the U.S. before. It has been finally released since the remake and I will be checking it out as soon as I can, but I will say that if you haven’t seen it before, some top critics agreed it was a better remake. The original did receive a Razzie Award, just sayin’. Into The Wild - Most people can find themselves through their surroundings with friends and family. Some have to go on a journey to a place they’ve never experienced before to see a different outlook. For Chris McCandless (Emile Hirsch), he has just graduated Emory University and has decided to make the ultimate decision in leaving his life’s savings and family behind for a trip across the United States. No car, no money and no one to help him out, he’s on the harsh road taking odd jobs here and there and meeting the most unforgettable group of people along the way. Based on the best selling book of a true story that happened in the early 1990’s, you’ll be captivated with the breathtaking locations that had to be captured for this film. One of the best films ever made in my opinion, director Sean Penn has constructed a modern masterpiece about the ultimate adventure one guy took to find his meaning in life.


(Clockwise from Top) Susan Jacks, Joyce Harroll, Jennifer Willis and Pat Norred enjoyed Lake Tahoe and brought along their winter issue of Lake Wedowee Life. Linda and Barry Smith recently stopped by Sydney Opera House in Australia with their winter issue of Lake Wedowee Life. Not only does Lake Wedowee Life travel the world, we also have celebrities that read it. Angel Brown of Randolph County recently stopped American Pickers star Mike Wolf with a copy of Lake Wedowee Life. Alabama Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey enjoyed her winter issue of 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 at news@lakewedoweelife.com . Please be sure to tell us where you are and who is with you!! Thanks and Happy Travels! Lei Beckley-Wagner greatgrandson of Lake Wedowee residents Skip and Susan Wareham enjoyed a catnap during a boat ride recently. Nancy Shipp shared an early spring sunset with Lake Wedowee Life. We love to see your pictures! Please send them to news@lakewedoweelife.com to be included in our print edition. You may also share them with us on facebook.com/ lakewedoweelife


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