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Rogers Attends Toomer’s oak Planting Seedling planted on U.S. Capitol Grounds in Washington, D.C. (Washington, DC)— On May 13, Congressman Mike Rogers attended a tree planting ceremony of a seedling from the historic oaks of Toomer’s Corner at Auburn University. Rep. Dennis Ross (FL), a 1981 graduate of Auburn University and colleague of Rogers’, organized the planting of the tree on the East side grounds of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. “The rich traditions of Toomer’s Corner can now grow deep in the grounds of our Nation’s Capital. It is a special day for Auburn University, and I am thrilled to be a part of it,” Congressman Rogers said. The oak trees at Toomer’s Corner have been a part of the school’s traditions for 130 years. In February of this year, the trees were poisoned with herbicide and have been under closesurveillance by the university’s Horticulture Department. Every time an Auburn University sports team wins a game, especially football, students, alumni and fans rush to Toomer’s Corner to roll the trees with toilet paper. The trees are a symbol of the school and serve as a meeting place for the Auburn family. “After the devastating news of the tree poisonings earlier this year, knowing this seed will grow one day to shade the grounds of the Capitol should bring some hope and pride to all Auburn fans,” Rogers added. Auburn ’s undefeated football team won the 2010 BCS National Title in January. Auburn is located in Rogers’s congressional district. four years without anyone ever even learning my name. But that was not to be; making friends was inevitable, even for me. In a group that small it doesn't take long to meet the people with whom you share similar interests. My main interests were the lake, fishing at the lake, skiing on the lake, and so on; as it turned out, there were a couple of brothers who shared similar interests. One was a senior, but the other was a freshman like me. We shared interests beyond the lake, of course. One of the biggest was hockey, which I had barely heard of when high school started, but by the time it ended David and I were playing on the school gym hockey team; thanks to the hours we spent playing in the street in front of my house, and in my garage when it got to dark to play in the street, it was no surprise that we were pretty good. That hockey interest was thanks to the first incarnation of the Birmingham Bulls. Years later the Bulls would be

reborn, and when I went to those games it was usually with David's brother Bud; hockey was just one more interest that I shared with both brothers. College football was another, though unlike hockey I rarely saw eye-to-eye with them when it came to that particular religion. After Bud went off to college, David would often invite me to accompany his parents and him when they went to visit Bud, which always seemed to be the same weekend as a home game. (Funny how that worked out.) It was on those trips-made long not by distance, but by sitting in gameday traffic-- that I got to know their parents. And it didn't happen immediately, but eventually-some would say inevitably-- they ceased to be just "David and Bud's parents," and became Carvel and Becky. Before long, I was meeting the entire family. One summer their cousin Whit came south and spent the entire summer at the lake; that was Bud's last summer before medical school so he was spending his last summer of freedom at the lake too. I was doing the

same because... well, because that's what I did to survive. In early June Whit was the funny cousin from up north; long before July, he was my friend. He still is, though he-- and his brother John, also a friend-- haven't managed to solve that living-up-north thing. It was probably that same summer that I met the rest of the cousins, as well as the various aunts and uncles. How could I not meet them, since I was spending as much time at that cabin as I was my own? I didn't have a key to the cabin yet, but I knew which pane of glass to remove so the back door could be opened. If that sounds sinister it's not; that's how everyone got in, since there was only one key. I have written dozens of stories about that family, and that cabin. Stories about fishing under the bridge, about inventing the game of Fanball, about the horrors of a lake cabin getting cable television, and on and on. It was hard NOT to write stories like that, since those people and that place have been as much a part of my life as anyone. (Continued page 2)

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(Growing Up Continues) There was a time when I had spent more days-- and nights-- in that cabin than I had anywhere else, except my own cabin. I always felt as at home there than I did anywhere. I wasn't alone in that; it was a welcoming place, owned by welcoming people. One example of that: I was planning on a quiet weekend, when some friends invited me to dinner at their house in Montgomery. I accepted, but shortly before I was to leave, another friend showed up unexpectedly. (Nothing unusual about that.) I asked if he wanted to go to Montgomery with me but he declined, since he had just driven from Huntsville. Before I could leave the phone rang; it was Carvel and Becky. I told them that it was just Syd and I at the cabin, and they asked if we wanted to come over for dinner. I explained the situation, and they said "OK, just send Syd over." He went, and had a great time, but that's not what makes that night special; it's that I was invited over, and when I couldn't make it they treated my friend like he was one of their own, even though I wasn't there. You can't tell me that happens everyday. Weddings, funerals, holidays-- every time there was one that involved that family I was invited, and I was there,

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and always felt as if I was where I belonged. In 1998 Carvel died suddenly; at the visitation I had such a hard time going through the line that I joined it; the few who asked me who I was heard that I was the adopted son that they never told anyone about. Not long after that Becky moved to the cabin permanently, and was joined by her sister Alice, who was Whit and John's mother. It wasn't supposed to be a permanent move, but all attempts to find somewhere better to live always fell through. So they continued to live there, and that was where they died; the tornado that hit the Children's Harbor so hard hit the Woodall cabin even harder, and left nothing but memories. We spent several days searching the wreckage, looking for anything that could be saved, and any papers that might be important. I found an eight-page letter that Becky wrote; it was mostly business but the letter closed with this line: "Whatever happens, I want to keep living in the cabin at the lake; IT SAVED MY SOUL." At the funeral for Becky and Alice, I pulled up to the church, and before I could park I was stopped by someone from the funeral home. I rolled the window down, and he asked "Family, or friend?" There was only one answer. I told him "Yes."

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IT’S LIKe A ReAL LIFe ReALITy SHOW RIGHT HeRe IN eAST ALABAMA! everyone is talking about the secondary market.

American Pickers. Pawn Stars. Gallery 63. Storage Wars. The list goes on and on. The resell business is thriving and just continues to gain momentum as more people discover the fun and excitement of buying and selling on the secondary market.

Old items have particularly seen resurgence. There is nothing like holding a 175 year old piece of glass and wondering where it’s been all these years. I also get a thrill when I see a Coca Cola sign from 60 years ago and imagine traveling in time back to the day when it would swing from side to side on the front door of the country service station. If you love nostalgic pieces of history or if you are a collector of the finer antiques, you do not want to miss the “imagine traveling back in time.” auction event of the year in east Alabama! New Leaf Furniture Consignment Galleries and High as the Sky Auction Company from Wetumpka have partnered to bring you a fun day of buying and selling antiques and collectibles. wHAT: THe lArgesT ANTique AND COlleCTiBle AuCTiON Of THe YeAr wHere: 804 COluMBus PArKwAY, OPeliKA, Al 36801 (THe KiDs ClOTHes CONNeCTiON BuilDiNg NexT TO ANgel’s ANTiques) wHeN: sATurDAY, JuNe 11TH, 2011 AT 10 AM wiTH A PreView PArTY friDAY, JuNe 10TH AT 6-8 PM. Find out more information and see pictures of items that will be on sale at: http://crossroadsatopelika.com If you would like to sell some items at the auction contact Kevin Beasley at Kevin@newleafgalleries.com or call 334-707-0996.

News iN Brief Viagra eases Multiple sclerosis symptoms:A new study by researchers at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain suggests that mulitple sclerosis symptoms could be eased with viagra.50 percent of the animals treated with viagra were free of MS symptoms after eight days. Administered shortly after disease onset, viagra "reduced the infiltration of inflammatory cells into the white matter of the spinal cord, reducing damage to the nerve cell´s axon and facilitating myelin repair," the scientists say.

weird weather Could Be the New Normal:Katherine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University says the

extreme weather, ranging from deep snowfalls to monster floods, seen recently in the United States is evidence of the human-caused, climatechange fueled "new normal" for weather. "It´s a new normal and I really do think that ´global weirding´ is the best way to describe what we´re seeing," she told a panel of experts organized by the Union of Concerned Scientists. Also on hand was the Swiss Re reinsurance company. "What we´re seeing is the new normal is constantly evolving," said Swiss Re´s Nikhil da Victoria Lobo. Source: www.reuters.com

Thief steals woman´s Hair: Sao Paulo, Brazil: A woman was standing at a bus stop, when a man

menaces her with a knife and so she turns her back to supposedly protect her purse, when the mugger cuts off her hair with said knife. Police inspector, Jose Bezerra de Silva reports that he´s never heard of any such theft in his 20 years on the Goiana police force. The hair grown passed her waist is probably going to be used in the wig or "extension" business. Source: www.signonsandiego.com

98-Year-Old woman walks Down the Aisle in Dress she wore in 1938:Once more Agnes Anderson slipped into her wedding dress she wore on her wedding day in 1938.The 98-year-old walked down the aisle for a bridal gown fashion show.

As she unpacked the dress 73 years after her wedding day, it still was in good condition.Since her husband died already 22 years ago, her son escorted her down the aisle. Source: news.yahoo.com

Car Accident Kills the Macho Man:It has been reported that in Tampa, Florida today the 58-year-old wrestler Randy Savage, also known as the Macho Man, was killed. Details surrounding the incident at the time of reporting are scarce, however it has been stated that Mr. Savage hit a tree head on after crossing a concrete median.Mr. Savage´s wife, who was also in the car at the time, has survived albeit with minor injuries. Source: www.tmz.com


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Dear Doctor Sarah: ShoulD I Stay WIth My huSbanD? Ive been with my husband for 18 years and weve been married for 11. About six years ago I realized that I didn’t want him anymore. He has let his appearance go but it was much deeper than that. He is also very controlling . He has even applied for other jobs on

working in a supermarket. For some reason it embarrasses him.Its true we don’t need my income but he keeps mentioning how much he earns and that makes me feel second class. Sex is awful because I have no desire for him at all. About two months ago I started having an affair with a guy Its made me realize what I’ve been missing for so long. I have confessed the affair to my husband and he is devastated .He said he hadn’t realized there was anything wrong with our relationship and wants us to try and work it out. He is a good father to our little boy who is 7 and financially we are comfortable. Should I stay with my husband even though I’m no longer in love with him orshould I follow my heart and try to find the love I want? Deli Delilah Dear DD:Sounds like you’ve gone off

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your husband because he treats you second class. Welcome to the real world. This is the ‘typical male’ behaviour of those in a long time relationship. I will wager that, given time, your new heart throb will act the same way—or even worse. Look DD you should realize that men are basically all the same. So, I say try to make it work – for your and your baby’s sake. Please go see a counsellor with your husband. It’s understandable that the spark has dimmed a bit after 18 years of being together, but try to reignite it. It won’t be impossible. While in therapy, tell your husband about how you find his controlling behavior unacceptable. Things can change. Dear Doctor Sarah: I Want to Stay a vIrgIn untIl I Marry but my girlfriend (whom I plan to marry) has been having sex

since the age of 18 with her ex. She has even told me of the ways, times and how they used to make love and play with each other. Iwanted my first time to be with a special person. I have held off all temptations.But now that I know of her past sex life, I feel as though my sacrifice is worthless. This is really bothering me. And the fact that I haven’t experienced what she has with other people compounds the agony. Your thoughts on how to approach and overcome this situation will be of immense help.. Virgil the Virgin Dear Virgil, First of all, you’re clearly not in the right kind of relationship for you. If you value chastity and are saving yours, you’re not with the right person.Part of being a strong person is realizing when differences are irreconcilable and moving on. I suggest this is what you do now and keep an eye out for someone who shares your values .

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STUPID CROOKS & OTHER IDIOTS ZERO DISCRETION: Graham Dennis kept a pen knife in his gym bag to repair his lacrosse stick. Teammate Casey Edsall carried a lighter for the same purpose. The coaches at Easton (Md.) High School, knew about both tools, students say, but when school officials searched the boys' gym bags on the bus as they were headed toward a game, they found the items. School officials declared the pen knife a "deadly weapon" and the lighter an "explosive device." Per the district's "zero tolerance" policy, the boys were suspended -- Dennis for 10 days, and Edsall for one. School officials also called police, and Dennis, 17, was taken away in handcuffs to face weapons charges; he could get up to three years in prison. Fifty parents showed up at a school board meeting to protest the suspensions "because these kids didn't do anything wrong," one said, but the board refused to allow them to speak. Parents demand school administrators use discretion rather than slapping every student with the worst-case penalty -- that's what they're paid to do, said Laura Dennis, Graham's mother. (Baltimore Sun) I PROTEST IN YOUR GENERAL DIRECTION: James Nichols and Kristine Kuzora of Bloom Township, Ohio, are appealing their son's suspension from r Middle School. The 13year-old boy passed gas on the school bus, and school officials dubbed it an "obscene gesture" in violation of the student code of conduct. Vice principal Daniel Senu-Oke "suggested my son should hold his gas on this hourlong bus ride, if in fact he has gas," Nichols said (Columbus Dispatch) THE OBVIOUS NEXT STEP IN ZERO TOLERANCE: Prosecutors in Wisc., have filed charges of firstdegree sexual assault against a 6year-old boy after he was found "playing doctor" with a 5-year-old girl. The boy's family has been forced to hire a lawyer for the boy, who calls the charges "crazy". Child behavior

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experts consider such activity normal, even before considering the boy is developmentally disabled -- the lawyer says his maturity level is below that of anormal 6-year-old. Plus, state law makes it clear the boy is too young to be prosecuted with a crime. But prosecutors are pushing the case forward anyway, and have told the family they are looking into labeling the boy a "sexual predator." District Attorney Lisa Riniker says she doesn't want to jail the boy, but rather get a judge to force the boy's family to submit him to treatment. (Wisc.State Journal) PLAYING CHICKEN: The relative peace and quiet of the new fire station in Elkin, N.C., was shattered when a tractor-trailer rig collided with a minivan in the road out front. The semi, which was loaded with 3,600 live chickens, rolled onto its side and slid into the firehouse, smashing a column and the doors of two apparatus bays. The firetrucks parked inside narrowly escaped damage. There were no human injuries, but a number of chickens were killed. (Elkin Tribune)

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BitS Congratulations to all of you Grads, and Happy Father’s Day to all you dads and father figures! You are immeasurably important. Here is a poem that I read in a newspaper some years back and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. WHAT MAKES A DAD Good took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle’s flight, The joy of a morning in spring, The faith of a mustard seed, The patience of eternity, The depth of a family need, Then God combined these qualities, Where there was nothing more to add, He knew his masterpiece was complete, And so, He called it DAD Author Unknown MY FAVORITE BANANA PUDDING ¾ cup sugar, divide 1/3 cup flour Dash salt 3 eggs, separated 2 cups milk] ½ tsp. vanilla 45 NILLA Wafers, divided 5 medium ripe bananas, sliced (about 3 ½ cups) Preheat oven to 350. Mix ½ cup of the sugar, flour and salt in top of a double boiler. Blend in 3 egg yolks and milk. Cook uncovered, over boiler water 1012 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Reserve 12 wafers for garnish. Spread small amount of custard on bottom of 1-1/2 quart baking dish; cover with layers of 1/3 each of the remaining wafers and sliced bananas. Continue to layer wafers, bananas and custard to make a total of 3 layers each, ending with custard. Beat egg whites on high with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining ¼ cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Spoon over custard; spread evenly to

cover entire surface of custard and sealing well to edge. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly. Top with reserved 12 wafers just before serving. If there is any dessert as good as my banana pudding, it has got to be this chocolate cake. WORLDS BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE CAKE: ½ cup (I stick) unsalted butter 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate broken up 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 2 ¼ cups sugar 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. baking powder 1 ½ tsp. salt 1 ½ cups sour cream 3 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla extract FROSTING: 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate broken up ½ cup shortening ½ cup unsalted butter, softened ¼ cup sour cream 1/3 cup milk 2 tsp. vanilla extract ¼ tsp. salt 1 box (1 lb.) powdered sugar ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder Garnish with chocolate curls and berries Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour 3 9 inch round cake pans. CAKE: In a microwave safe glass bowl, melt butter and chocolate together in microwave on HIGH until melted and smooth. 1 to 1 ½ minutes, stirring halfway through. Set aside. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl until blended. Add sour cream, eggs, 1 cup water, chocolate mixture and vanilla; beat 30 seconds on low speed, until ingredients are moistened, increase to medium, beat 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until cake layers spring back when pressed. Cool layers in pans on rack 10 minutes. Remove cakes to rack to cool. FROSTING: In a microwave –safe small glass bowl, melt chocolate in microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Set aside. Beat shortening, butter, sour cream, milk, vanilla, salt, 1 cup sugar and cocoa powder in a medium size bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in remaining sugar and melted chocolate until thick and smooth. Place a cake layer on a pedestal. Spread with about 2/3 cup frosting. Top with second layer; spread with about 2/3 cup more frosting. Top with remaining layer. Frost top and

sides, swirling decoratively. Garnish with chocolate curls and berries. Makes 12 servings, so enjoy! I don’t know of any old fashioned Dad that wouldn’t enjoy this cobbler; especially if you top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. BLACKBERRY COBBLER 1 1/3 cups sugar ½ cup all-purpose flour ½ cup butter, melted 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 (14 oz.) bags frozen blackberries do not thaw ½ (15 oz.) package of refrigerated pie crusts 1 tbsp. sugar Preheat oven to 425. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Gently stir in blackberries until sugar mixture is crumbly. Spoon fruit mixture into a lightly greased 11x7 inch baking dish. Cut pie crust into 1 inch wide strips, and arrange strips diagonally over blackberry mixture.

Sprinkle top with 1 tbsp. sugar. Bake at 425 for 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and blackberry mixture is bubbly. Kitchen secret: use a pastry or pizza cutter to quickly cut the pie crust into strips. I was invited to have lunch recently with an old friend of mine, Sandy. Sandy won the title of Mrs. Alabama a few years back. Her mom knew that I liked chicken salad, and made some just for me. I asked for the recipe because it was some of the best I have ever tasted. Here goes: MRS. HUBERT’S CHICKEN SALAD 2 chicken breasts ½ cup sweet pickles, chopped ¾ cup chopped celery 1 green apple, chopped 1 small can of pineapple, chopped ¾ cup pecans, chopped Mayonnaise to taste Sandy and I had a few good laughs about old times when we use to be roommates. We were a bit crazy then and we still are now!

Love to aLL from the “termite “ (my nickname in high school) i attended my class reunion in Luverne last month. Coach Glen Daniels was our guest of honor. our beloved Coach Daniels’ football team won the state championship in 1991. i also ran into many of who now live on Lake martin. Small world isn’t it? See you next year Lake martin classmates.

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Nine-year-old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday school."Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. When he got to the Red Sea, he had his army build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked across safely. Then he radioed headquarters for reinforcements. They sent bombers to blow up the bridge and all the Israelites were saved.""No Joey, is that really what the teacher taught you?" his mother asked."Well, no, Mom, but if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never believe it!" •The banquet was about to begin when the master of ceremonies was informed that the clergyman invited to give the blessing was unable to attend.He asked the main speaker if he would oblige, and the man agreed.He began, "There is no clergyman present, let us thank God."

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Large Turn ouT for Creekside Lodge and ConferenCe CenTer Ceremony : On April 28th, Creekside Lodge and cCnference Center celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting. Dadeville Chamber of Commerce official, Larry Whitfield commented that this was the largest crowd that he had seen at an area ribbon cutting. Creekside Lodge and Conference Center is located at 69993 Hwy 49 S at Blue Creek in Dadeville. Stop by and meet new owner/operator Richard Davis and take a tour of the newly renovated facility. Call Richard at 256-307-1440. Story& Pic—Nita Jones

OBITUARY Christine Stearns Horton died on April 28, 2011 at her home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A native of Alabama, she was born in Dadeville on December 25, 1921. She married Lt. Richard S. Horton in the Chapel at Moody Field, Valdosta, GA on December 13, 1942. After WWII they located in New York State. Christine proudly served on the Board of Trustees for the Historical Society of the Tarrytowns, Inc., and was a long time patron of Christ Episcopal Church of Tarrytown, NY. She was employed as an executive secretary for twenty years at Pepsi-Cola International World Headquarters in Purchase, NY. She retired to Woodstock, CT in 1987 where she lived for 17 years. The mother of five children, she leaves four behind while going to join her third son James Robert. Surviving her are sons, Dick and Rhonda Coast, Jon and wife Ellen of Oklahoma City, OK, David and wife Sandra of King George, VA, and her daughter Meredith Ann and her husband Brian Page of Croydon, NH. She was blessed with twelve grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren with the twelfth on the way, and a niece, Mrs. Sallie Ann Stearns.The interment of her ashes were in Dadeville, AL in the family plot.


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;WE KNOW HOW TO COOK THE COWâ&#x20AC;?

CELEBRATING OUR 1st YEAR --THANKS TO ALL THAT HAVE SUPPORTED US! OUR FOOD, SERVICE & PRICES ARE THE BEST IN TOWN.

Seafood Tilapia, Shrimp, Catfish, Wings, Subs, Pasta Salad Now Serving Chicken Livers

NEW SURF & TURF ITEMS WING SPECIALS TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY FRIDAY NIGHT PASTA SPECIALS--

Drink Specials at the Bar

Dads get free tea with meal all month

Cross Road Cafe 868 Gibson Road Dadeville 256.307.1400 Owner ,

Ann Bradford

( Former Owner of Bay Pine Marina & Barbecue)

Hours: Tues - Sat 11am til 8 pm - Fri til 9 pm - Sat til 8:30 or later


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Colonel Tom’s Tavern

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65 Martin Wood drive dadeville

( Just

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Colonel Tom’s PARROT HEAD CRAWFISH BOIL

Welcome to our CrawfishBoil! If you love crawfish, cold refreshments, good friends and great music, then be here for our Parrot Head Crawfish Party! The fun

starts starts @ 5pm June11 on the back deck. There will be music by MP4 So, If you love crawfish, cold refreshments, good friends and great music, come party OLD SCHOOL with the Parrot Heads and

MILLer LITe GIrLS at Colonel

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Join us for our Fourth of July Celebration July 2nd

All day long

256-

TueS esh

Fr **ApALAChICOLA Tues.& Thurs: Fresh OySTeRS** $5 Doz. Oysters

Karaoke& Bike Nite:Thursday music Fri. & Sat.:

July1: Rexton Lee plays 9-until July 2:Josh Adams Band plays 9-until

Coming in June

July 2

10 pm

SummeR SATuRDAyS

on the p A T I O

June 4th-Jack Shirley June11-Jack Shirley June 18th-Idol Winner: Dylan Brabham June 24th Blane Rudd June 25th Jonathan B loom

Coming in July July 1-Rexton Lee

July 2-Josh Adams Band July 9-Kevin Adair July 16- Rexton Lee July 23- Jonathon bloom July 30-Blaine Rudd

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to follow

us on facebook &

Twitter this summer for our specials


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