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Everybody who knows me well understands that, aside from the nice boating weather, I do not enjoy the fall season so much.  It gives me no pleasure to sit around watching things die – and I also know that autumn means winter is coming.  To cheer myself up, I decided to go where it’s springtime – so I’m writing to you this week from the coastal city of Brisbane in Australia. Springtime in Australia means the wintertime high temperatures of 70ish are replaced with springtime highs near 80.  It was perfect for my two weeks of hugging koalas, feeding kangaroos, diving the Great Barrier Reef, and relaxing on the beach while watching pods of whales scoot by.  What an incredible place!

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Australians are very kind and considerate about everything.  Even the bar signs that warn that drunks will not be served are gentle – “We must refuse service to unduly intoxicated persons” – as well as their refusal to serve shots to drunks after midnight – “No rapid intoxication drinks after 12:00 a.m.” They’re not kidding, though.  In small print at the bottom of the sign is the reminder that violation will result in “a 12,190 penalty.” Even the bold-type signs on abundant water taxis gently remind passengers that “Jumping from the boat affects your safety and the safety of others” before adding the small type reminder below that such boat jumping will also result in “penalties, including a $2,040 fine.” They never tell you that you absolutely can’t do something – they just want you to know the dangers and the cost.  If it’s worth it to you, go ahead.  They’re sort of like the GRDA Police.

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It was nice to get away from the heat of the American Presidential campaign for a few days. Aussies like America and think highly of President Obama.  They also think we are actually joking about Donald Trump seriously running for President – so, in that regard, Australia is a little different than Oklahoma.

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I got some great ideas from the Australians about fun and festivals while I was there. Every Friday night, they have an “Eat Street” market which is similar to the upcoming “Taste of Grand” except that they do it every Friday night in Brisbane – and they have restaurants from all over the world showing off their culinary skills!  I was also fortunate to be on hand for the annual Brisbane River Fire Festival along the banks of the Brisbane River.  With the huge crowds stuffing every conceivable waterfront spot, boat loads of people watching from the river to see fireworks and an air show including military jets literally flying between the high-rise buildings along the shoreline, it made the Duck Creek Fireworks Show look like a rehearsal!  These kids know how to put on a party – and they certainly know how to have fun.  It was a little like being on Monkey Island, but with 2.5 million people joining in the fun.  It was quite an adventure, I must say! Size matters.

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The time difference in Australia doesn’t impact too much (except communicating with people in the U.S. while they’re still awake – and while YOU are), but it’s tough on the fans of U.S. sports.  It was a little weird getting up at 5:00 Sunday morning to watch the live coverage of Saturday’s Oklahoma State game! It was also a long trip to Australia – but it’s a short ride back, arriving in Los Angeles four hours before I leave Brisbane.  Things that make you go, “hmmm.”

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While I was away, the past weekend on Grand Lake could not have been bigger!  It is apparent that the word got out that Island Joe’s at Shangri-La Marina was open for the final weekend.  Everyone who is anyone showed up for the weekend-long “Cheers and Beers to Celebrate Nine Great Years” party at Island Joe’s to wish Tena and Kenny the very best. I’m sad to see the end of an era in that regard, but I’m equally excited about the spring opening of Shangri-La’s new accessible-by-water replacement for IJK, which will be open seven days a week year-round, and will also be easily accessible from Shangri-La Marina’s courtesy docks. We can certainly use more year-round water-accessible dining and drinking locations!

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 It’s obvious no one got the word to the pelicans that this year’s Pelican Festival has been moved back a week (to October 7-8). They’re arriving daily in droves – and they are gathered in easy-to-spot groups along the shorelines of most shallow mud-flat areas.  I’m sure glad we have the pretty white pelicans here instead of the ugly brown ones!  They’re easier to spot, too. If you’re not at Grand Lake to see this annual spectacle, you’re missing out on some great views around the lake.

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GRAND LAKE BUM SHOUT-OUTS: Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to Jim Anderson, Russ Soderberg, Dan Sitterly, Mark Athey, Scott Sandifer, my dearest gal pal & life partner Cari Williams, my cohort Jared Jeffers, Bobby Combs, Tim McCrary, Danny Head, Carl Fiddner, Gary Nichols, Mary Bulten, Chris Merillat, Randy Wheeler, Katie Allen, Jerry Lee, Colleen Garrett, and one of my Grand Lake Australian traveling partners, Angela Estep.

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UNANSWERED QUESTION OF THE WEEK:  Why do we only rest in peace? Why don’t we live in peace, too?

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BEST EVENTS OF THE WEEK: It’s a big weekend ahead on Grand Lake, starting with the big Alabama concert Friday night at Downstream Casino. Saturday night is the annual Taste of Grand festival at the Integris Grove campus in Grove, as well as the Pioneer Dinner & Dance at Har-Ber Village, followed by a really big weekend for golfers.  Sunday is the Jim Beam Folds of Honor Classic at Shangri-La Golf Club – and Monday is the South Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Grand Lake Open, also at Shangri-La.

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GRAND LAKE WEEKEND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: On Monkey Island, Randy Lunsford entertains at The Shebang, along with great karaoke fun Friday, & Saturday nights upstairs at The Shebang Balcony Bar.  Across the street, Big Shots Rhythm & Booze features popular dance music Saturday night. Just down Highway 125, Friday night is Karaoke Night at Monkey Island Pub. There’s great live music all weekend at the road at the Road Hog Saloon.

In Grove, there’s always great music at J.R. Spanky’s on Highway 10 north of Grove – and there is great musical entertainment every year at the annual Taste of Grand event which is Saturday night at the Integris Hospital campus. Saturday night, Borderlinewill perform in the tent at Har-Ber Village as part of the Pioneer Days celebration.

Area casinos add great musical options this weekend including the big Friday night concert by Alabama at Downstream Casino.The Mark Chapman Band takes over Downstream’s Legends Sports Bar stage Friday night, followed by the Shari Bales BandSaturday night. Howard Gayles will perform in Lover’s Leap Lounge both nights. Buffalo Run Casino’s Trailer Park Bar & Grill features live music both Friday & Saturday nights provided by The Sex. At Bordertown Casino’s Lost Creek Saloon, Runnin’ on Empty will provide the Friday night musical entertainment, followed by Thomas Martinez Saturday night.  At Indigo Sky Casino,there is live entertainment in the Echo Bar, The weekend starts Thursday night with music by The Allen Biffle Band. Big Smittyentertains Friday night followed by The Rumor Saturday. The Hi-Fidelics entertain Friday night at Wyandotte Casino’s Club 60 West.  If you’re looking for comedy, it’s at The Stables Casino in Miami. LaVantor will entertain in the Loony Saloon both Friday& Saturday nights along with special guest Mark Evans.

The best spots to catch all your favorite sports action, are the Buffalo Bar at Shangri-La, Monkey Island Pub, the Standing Room Only Bar at The Shebang, Road Hog Saloon, Pickles at the Lake in Langley, Ugly’s Grill & Bar at Thunder Bay Marina, Hookers at Cherokee Yacht Club and J.R. Spanky’s northeast of Grove.

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BUM MUST-SEE TV: The season premiere of Criminal Minds is Thursday night at 8:00 and the premier of Code Black is at9:00, both on CBS. The season premiere of Madam Secretary is Sunday night at 8:00 on CBS.  Major League Baseball Playoffs begin Tuesday night, and the only Vice-Presidential Debate is also Tuesday night at 8:00.

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BUM MUST-SEE MOVIES: Deepwater Horizon, Masterminds and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Relationships are just two people constantly asking each other what they want to eat, until one of them dies.” – (Thanks to my pal WileyWidner for sharing this)

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SAVE THE DATE: Friday & Saturday, October 7-8 – Pelican Festival at Wolf Creek in Grove. Saturday, October 8 – Har-Ber Village Chuckwagon Dinner & Dance Under the Stars featuring music by Stone Country and Bekah. Saturday, October 15 – Annual Punkin Chunkin’ in Vinita. Saturday, October 15 – Shangri-La Member & Slip Renter Appreciation party on the south patio at Shangri-La Club House (5-9). Friday-Sunday, October 21-23 – Rocktoberfest rock climbing event at Disney. Friday, October 30Wayne Newton in concert at Buffalo Run Casino.

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There’s great sports action on the tube this weekend, dominated by college football.  OU is at TCU Saturday (4:00 on Fox), OSU hosts Texas (11:00 on ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) and Arkansas hosts Alcorn State (11:00on SEC). Tulsa does not play this weekend.

Other top games on TV include Thursday night battles between Connecticut and Houston (7:00 on ESPN) as well as Kansas at Texas Tech (7:30 on FS1). Friday night, Stanford is at Washington (8:00 on ESPN).  Saturday games include Rutgers at Ohio State (11:00), Baylor at Iowa State (11:00 on FS1), Tennessee at Georgia (2:30), Kansas State at West Virginia (2:30 on ESPNU, Texas A&M at South Carolina (3:00 on SEC), Kentucky at Alabama (6:00 on ESPN), Missouri at LSU (6:30 on SEC) and Louisville at Clemson (7:00 on ABC).

NFL action kicks off Thursday night with Cleveland at Detroit (7:30 on NFL). Sunday games start early with Indianapolis and Jacksonville facing off at Wimbley Stadium at 8:30 Oklahoma time (CBS). Tennessee is at Houston (CBS) and Detroit is at Chicago (Fox) at noon, with Denver at Tampa Bay (3:00 on CBS) and Dallas at San Francisco (3:30 on Fox) in the late games. Kansas City is at Pittsburgh Sunday night (7:30 on NBC). This week’s Monday Night Football action sends the New York Giants to Minnesota to take on Sam Bradford & the Vikings (7:30 on ESPN).

It’s Ryder Cup Weekend on the PGA Tour. Coverage begins at 7:30 Friday morning on the Golf Channel.  NBC has day-long coverage Saturday beginning at 8:00 a.m. coverage of the last day of action beginning at 11:00 Sunday morning.

In the NASCAR world, it’s Sunday afternoon racing from New Hampshire. Coverage of the Bad Boy Off Road 300 begins at 1:00Sunday afternoon on NBCSN.

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The weekend weather ahead looks perfect as we make the switch from September to October.  It’s going to be a sunny weekend, with high temperatures in the low to mid 80s and nighttime lows around 60 – perfect for outdoor activities. No indoor venue needed this year for the Taste of Grand! Be safe, be kind, and have a great weekend – and be sure to buy a drink for the guy next to you.  It could be me. 

GRAND LAKE BUM

 

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Looking for places to go, things to do, services to use or property to buy in the Grand Lake area?  Here’s a starter kit listing of “open to the public” fun places to spend time at Grand Lake.

 

American Grill in Grove

Aquabar & Grill at The Landings Marina on Monkey Island (smoking on the deck)

Artichoke Restaurant & Bar in Langley

Balcony Bar at The Shebang (Smoking – open Friday & Saturday nights)

Big Shots on Monkey Island (smoking upstairs—open Friday & Saturday nights)

Bobbers Café in Langley

Book ‘ems at South Wind Marina in Bernice

Buffalo Bar at Shangri-La on Monkey Island (smoking on the patios)

Buffalo Run Casino in Miami (smoking)

Café Italia on Monkey Island

Carlos Montez in Langley (smoking in bar)

Ceasar’s Place in Vinita and on Monkey Island

Chickanella’s in Grove

Chicken Coop West of Langley

Clanton’s Café in Vinita

Cosby’s Catfish on Highway 28 in Eucha (East of Disney)

Docks Bar at Harbors View Marina

Downstream Casino in Quapaw (smoking)

Drake’s Restaurant in Grove

Frosty & Edna’s (west of the dam in Langley)

Gabby’s Place in downtown Grove

Goodfella’s Pizza (Cleora and Grove)

Grand Lake Casino, north of Grove on Highway 10 (smoking)

Grand Lodge in Ketchum (smoking)

Hatfield’s Saloon in Grove

High Winds Casino east of Miami (smoking)

Indigo Sky Casino west of Seneca, Mo. (smoking)

Island Joe's Kentena at Shangri-La Marina (smoking)

J.R. Spanky's on Highway 10 north of Grove (smoking)

Juan Montez Restaurant & Cantina at Red Arrow Marina

Karrie's Kaboose in Vinita (smoking)

La Casita de Martin in downtown Grove

Lakeside Bar & Grill in Grove at Sail Boat Bridge

Lighthouse Supper Club in Ketchum

Los Garcias in Langley

Lupe's Mexican Restaurant in Grove

Monkey Island Pub (Smoking)

Mooney’s Sunset Bar & Grill in Disney (smoking, etc.)

Morrows Bar & Grill in Raper Hollow

Nu Taste Restaurant in Grove

Okie Smokies Barbecue in Grove on Hwy 59 South

Book ‘ems Restaurant & Pub at South Wind Marina in Bernice

Pickles at the Lake in Langley

Pit Stop Café in Grove

Quarterdeck Cafe at Tera Miranda Harbor (smoking on the deck)

Raggedy’s in Grove

Rancho Viejo in Grove

Riggs & Company in Langley

Road Hog Saloon at the entrance to Monkey Island (smoking...but not at lunch)

Rusty Anchor (next to the cliffs at Dripping Springs)

Scooters in Langley (smoking)

Sharky’s at Hammerhead Marina (smoking)

Smokin’ Spur BBQ & Trading Post at Old Towne Plaza, Cleora

Sticky Fingers Barbecue in Ketchum

Stuffn’s Restaurant in Ketchum (Smoking on patio)

Summit Restaurant at Shangri-La on Monkey Island (smoking on the patio)

The Grill at Indian Hills Resort & Marina in Bernice

The Landings Marina (smoking on the deck)

The Landings Market and Grill on Monkey Island (smoking on the patio)

The Parrot at Honey Creek Landing in Grove (Smoking on the patio)

The Office on Monkey Island (smoking)

The Stables Casino in Miami (smoking)

The Shebang on Monkey Island (smoking on patio and Balcony Bar)

Ugly’s Grill & Bar, Thunder Bay Marina (smoking)

VIP Pizza at Hammerhead Marina (smoking on deck)

Water Side Bar & Grill in Grove

Waterway Café, Harbors View Marina (smoking on breakwater dining deck)

Wolf Creek Diner in Grove

Wyandotte Nation Casino at Twin Bridges (smoking)

Grand Lake Bum 9-18-16

The best Grand Lake boating season of the year is finally here.  Thursday, September 22 – the official first day of Autumn – officially marks the beginning of the calm waters, comfy temperatures, spectacular scenery and light boat traffic.  It doesn’t get any better than this!

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The best way to use your first-fall-boating-weekend is a trip to Island Joe’s Kentena at Shangri-La Marina.  This is the last weekend for Island Joe’s as we know it.  Shangri-La is building a new outdoor bar & grill at the other end of the parking lot & courtesy docks from Island Joe’s. The new seven-day-a-week-year-round facility will open next spring. Island Joe’s (known in early years as Monkeys) has always been a popular spot. Kenny & Tena Smith, who have run the club for the last nine years, are hitting the road for a couple of months of well-deserved travel.  Come by & share a few cheers & beers to celebrate nine years of IJK fun under their direction. Live entertainment Saturday & Sunday.

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I know it sometimes seems like Delaware County has serious drug problems – but it could always be worse.  Cops in Trenton, New Jersey were called to the International Academy of Trenton last week, where they grabbed a student’s lunch box and confiscated 30 packages of heroin.  By the way, did I mention the International Academy of Trenton is a kindergarten.  The suspects name was not released because…. well, he’s five years old.

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You can’t fix stupid.  Boyd Wiley stomped into the Putnam County, Florida Sheriff’s Office and demand the immediate return of the 91 marijuana plants the cops had dug up and confiscated.  Of course, they had no idea who the plants belonged to…until they made Boyd mad.

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Sometimes we just seem a little stuffy in this country – even at Grand Lake. Even companies that operate in the U.S. are a little more aggressive in their marketing outside our borders.  For example, do you remember Petr Pavlensky? He’s famous for protesting Russian aggression. He sewed his lips together, for example…but he is most famous for nailing his own scrotum to the ground in Red Square.  Predictably, that made him a folk hero – and Burger King is capitalizing by offering a dish in his honor.  “The Pavlensky” features and egg “nailed” to a burger with a plastic spear. Honest.  I really don’t make this stuff up.

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If nothing else, Hillary Clinton has expanded lots of people’s vocabularies over the past few days.  After she called some of Trumps supporters “deplorable,” the internet was overloaded with a 50,000 percent increase of googling the word. Tens of thousands of folks hit the internet to find a definition. I guess they wanted to make sure they qualified.

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Who says crime doesn’t pay?  Wells Fargo Bank just paid a record $185 million settlement over charges that it defrauded consumers. But, by golly, at least the head of the division that defrauded their customers is gone. Carrie Tolstedt is no longer with the company. She took her settlement from the bank and “retired.”  Oh, by the way….$124.6 million! That’s better than being fired as a football coach!

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LEGAL TIP OF THE WEEK (from Josh Davis):  If you’re going to smuggle a cell phone into the county jail, it’s probably a good idea to turn off the gps locater so Facebook doesn’t check you in at the jail.

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DINING & DRINKING ON GRAND LAKE: Island Joe’s at Shangri-La Marina will be open for the final weekend this week. Sunday, September 25 is their last day.

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I’m off in search of more new strange tales by heading out on strange new adventures.  When you hear from me next, it will be from Australia where I’m spending a couple of weeks waiting for the fall boat show season.  Since it’s spring in Australia, I’m hoping I can repeat summer again instead of having winter this year.  I’ll try to bring some weather back with me from “down under.”

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GRAND LAKE BUM SHOUT-OUTS: Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to Bill Howell, Justin May, Lyn Moore, Juli Miller, Angie Good, Jill Kelly, Theresa McDougall, Gay Cornell, Susan Jones, Justin May, Lyn Moore, Margaret Been, Rob Yanovitch, and Fred Northrop. A special shout-out goes to Oklahoma superstar Blake Shelton who donated $600,000 to Children’s Hospital in OKC during his tour-opening concert. So long to the immensely talented Charles Osgood who will retire afterSunday’s last CBS Sunday Morning with him in the host’s seat.

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UNANSWERED QUESTION OF THE WEEK:  Do people in Australia called the rest of the world “up over?”

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BEST EVENTS OF THE WEEK: This is a big weekend for Monkey Island.  There’s a big Cheers & Beers Retirement Party at Island Joe’s Kentena at Shangri-La Marina, celebrating 9 years under the direction of Kenny & Tena Smith. Joe’s is open Fridayfrom 4:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 a.m. Sunday is the final day of operation for Island Joe’s. Friday is the Cherokee Classic Golf Tournament at The Coves Golf Course. Take a little time Saturday to stop by The Shebang patio on Monkey Island for the “Hamburger Bash for Cash and Auction” from 11:00-2:00. It’s a fundraiser to help popular Shebang’s popular Scottish waitress Aileen Oldaker who is battling a sudden illness. (Donations can also be made any time at Shebang or the Den of Uniquity.) If you love fabulous live theater and astounding special lighting, be sure to attend the Grove Playmakers production of Silent Sky. The last performances are this weekend – Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30, and a Sunday matinee at2:00.

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GRAND LAKE WEEKEND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: On Monkey Island, Island Joe’s Kentena will host a big Cheers & Beers Retirement Party throughout the weekend. DJ Larry Bolton will be on stage Saturday afternoon & evening, and DJ Leahwill provide the music on Sunday beginning at 3:00. Sunday is Island Joe’s last day.

At The Shebang, Randy Lunsford performs, along with great karaoke fun Friday, & Saturday nights upstairs at The Shebang Balcony Bar.  Across the street, Big Shots Rhythm & Booze features popular dance music Saturday nights. Just down Highway 125, Friday night is Karaoke Night at Monkey Island Pub. There’s great live music all weekend at just down the road at the Road Hog Saloon.

Area casinos add great musical options this weekend including an outstanding Throwback Thursday Night ol’ time hootenanny concert by Todd Day Waite’s Pig Pen. Paralandra takes over Downstream’s Legends Sports Bar stage Friday night, followed by the Asphalt Cowboys Saturday night. Kenny Babb will perform in Lover’s Leap Lounge both nights. Buffalo Run Casino’s Venue hosts a Sho-Box: event Friday night at 7:00  -  The New Generation. The Trailer Park Bar & Grill will also feature live music bothFriday & Saturday nights provided by The Sex. At Bordertown Casino’s Lost Creek Saloon, The George Brothers with Leslie Wright will provide the Friday night musical entertainment, followed by Blane Howard Saturday night.  At Indigo Sky Casino,there is live entertainment in the Echo Bar, The weekend starts Thursday night with music by Eddie Valen. Another Alibi entertainsFriday night followed by Diversity Saturday. The Bobby D Band entertains Friday night at Wyandotte Casino’s Club 60 West andSaturday night will feature Genessa and the Selena Experience in the ultimate Selena tribute.  If you’re looking for comedy, it’s at The Stables Casino in Miami. Jason Love will entertain in the Loony Saloon both Friday & Saturday nights along with special guestBrent Dawson.

The best spots to catch all your favorite sports action, are the Buffalo Bar at Shangri-La, Island Joe’s at Shangri-La Marina, Monkey Island Pub, the Standing Room Only Bar at The Shebang, Road Hog Saloon, Pickles at the Lake in Langley, Ugly’s Grill & Bar at Thunder Bay Marina, Hookers at Cherokee Yacht Club and J.R. Spanky’s northeast of Grove.

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BUM MUST-SEE TV: The season premiere of Saturday Night Live is Saturday night at 10:30 on NBC – and the firstPresidential Debate is Monday night.  It will be interesting to watch the political satire of Saturday Night Live and the real politics of the Presidential Debate to see which one is funnier!

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BUM MUST-SEE MOVIES: The Magnificent Seven, Storks, and Beauty and the Beast.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Donald Trump said Vladimir Putin has been a leader far more than our president has been a leader, and he’s got a point. I mean, if President Obama was as strong a leader as Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump would be dead by now. That would be the difference.” – Seth Meyers

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SAVE THE DATE: Friday, September 30Alabama in concert at Downstream Casino. Saturday, October 1 – A Taste of Grand in Grove benefiting Integris Grove Hospital Foundation.  Saturday, October 1 – Pioneer Dinner and live Bluegrass Music at Har-Ber Village. Sunday, October 2 – Jim Beam Folds of Honor Golf Tournament at Shangri-La. Monday, October 3 – Grand Lake Open Golf Tournament at Shangri-La benefiting the South Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Friday & Saturday, October 7-8 – Pelican Festival at Wolf Creek in Grove. Saturday, October 15 – Annual Punkin Chunkin’ in Vinita. Saturday, October 15 – Shangri-La Member & Slip Renter Appreciation party on the south patio at Shangri-La Club House (5-9).

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This week in the world of televised sports features some great college football action, although the University of Oklahoma is idle and the Tulsa/Fresno State game (3:30 Saturday) is not televised. Saturday night, Oklahoma State will be at Baylor at 6:30 on Fox and Arkansas is at Texas A&M (8:00 on ESPN).

College action starts Thursday night with Clemson at Georgia Tech (6:30 on ESPN). Friday night games include TCU at SMU (7:00 on ESPN) and USC at Utah (8:00 on FS1).

Aside from OSU and Arkansas games, other great Saturday contests include Florida State at South Florida (11:00 on ABC), Georgia at Ole Miss (11:00 on ESPN), Florida at Tennessee (2:30 on CBS), Duke at Notre Dame (2:30 on NBC), LSU at Auburn (5:00 on ESPN), Houston at Texas State (6:00 on ESPNU), Stanford at UCLA (7:00 on ABC), Louisville at Marshall (7:00 on CBSSN), California at Arizona State (9:00 on ESPN2) and Air Force at Utah State (9:15 on ESPNU).

NFL action kicks off Thursday night with Houston at New England (7:30 on CBS). Sunday games include Denver at Cincinnati (12:00 on CBS), Minnesota at Carolina (12:00 on Fox), New York Jets at Kansas City (3:30 on CBS) and Chicago at DallasSunday night (7:30 on NBC). This week’s Monday Night Football action sends Atlanta to New Orleans (7:30 on ESPN).

The PGA Tour lands at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta this week for The Tour Championship Tournament. Coverage begins atnoon Thursday & Friday, 9:00 a.m. Saturday and 11:00 Sunday on the Golf Channel.  NBC coverage of the final two rounds begins at 11:00 Saturday and 12:30 Sunday.

In the NASCAR world, it’s Sunday afternoon racing from Dover International Speedway. Coverage of the Citizen Soldier 400 begins at 1:00 Sunday afternoon on NBCSN.

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The weekend weather ahead looks absolutely perfect.  Light winds, sunshine, highs around 80 and lows near 60. It doesn’t get any better than that! Be safe, be kind, and have a great weekend – and be sure to buy a drink for the guy next to you.  It could be me. 

GRAND LAKE BUM

 

Want more information on advertisers you see in the Grand Lake Bum?  No problem.  Just click on their ad and you will be connected to their web site.  If you would like to join the growing list of sponsors of The Grand Lake Bum e-blast and the Bum’s page on both and www.360grandlake.com, the cost is only $50 a week and the list of readers is growing.  E-mail or contact 360grandlake.com to sign up.

 

Looking for places to go, things to do, services to use or property to buy in the Grand Lake area?  Here’s a starter kit listing of “open to the public” fun places to spend time at Grand Lake.

 

American Grill in Grove

Aquabar & Grill at The Landings Marina on Monkey Island (smoking on the deck)

Artichoke Restaurant & Bar in Langley

Balcony Bar at The Shebang (Smoking – open Friday & Saturday nights)

Big Shots on Monkey Island (smoking upstairs—open Friday & Saturday nights)

Bobbers Café in Langley

Book ‘ems at South Wind Marina in Bernice

Buffalo Bar at Shangri-La on Monkey Island (smoking on the patios)

Buffalo Run Casino in Miami (smoking)

Café Italia on Monkey Island

Carlos Montez in Langley (smoking in bar)

Ceasar’s Place in Vinita and on Monkey Island

Chickanella’s in Grove

Chicken Coop West of Langley

Clanton’s Café in Vinita

Cosby’s Catfish on Highway 28 in Eucha (East of Disney)

Docks Bar at Harbors View Marina

Downstream Casino in Quapaw (smoking)

Drake’s Restaurant in Grove

Frosty & Edna’s (west of the dam in Langley)

Gabby’s Place in downtown Grove

Goodfella’s Pizza (Cleora and Grove)

Grand Lake Casino, north of Grove on Highway 10 (smoking)

Grand Lodge in Ketchum (smoking)

Hatfield’s Saloon in Grove

High Winds Casino east of Miami (smoking)

Indigo Sky Casino west of Seneca, Mo. (smoking)

Island Joe's Kentena at Shangri-La Marina (smoking)

J.R. Spanky's on Highway 10 north of Grove (smoking)

Juan Montez Restaurant & Cantina at Red Arrow Marina

Karrie's Kaboose in Vinita (smoking)

La Casita de Martin in downtown Grove

Lakeside Bar & Grill in Grove at Sail Boat Bridge

Lighthouse Supper Club in Ketchum

Los Garcias in Langley

Lupe's Mexican Restaurant in Grove

Monkey Island Pub (Smoking)

Mooney’s Sunset Bar & Grill in Disney (smoking, etc.)

Morrows Bar & Grill in Raper Hollow

Nu Taste Restaurant in Grove

Okie Smokies Barbecue in Grove on Hwy 59 South

Book ‘ems Restaurant & Pub at South Wind Marina in Bernice

Pickles at the Lake in Langley

Pit Stop Café in Grove

Quarterdeck Cafe at Tera Miranda Harbor (smoking on the deck)

Raggedy’s in Grove

Rancho Viejo in Grove

Riggs & Company in Langley

Road Hog Saloon at the entrance to Monkey Island (smoking...but not at lunch)

Rusty Anchor (next to the cliffs at Dripping Springs)

Scooters in Langley (smoking)

Sharky’s at Hammerhead Marina (smoking)

Smokin’ Spur BBQ & Trading Post at Old Towne Plaza, Cleora

Sticky Fingers Barbecue in Ketchum

Stuffn’s Restaurant in Ketchum (Smoking on patio)

Summit Restaurant at Shangri-La on Monkey Island (smoking on the patio)

The Grill at Indian Hills Resort & Marina in Bernice

The Landings Marina (smoking on the deck)

The Landings Market and Grill on Monkey Island (smoking on the patio)

The Parrot at Honey Creek Landing in Grove (Smoking on the patio)

The Office on Monkey Island (smoking)

The Stables Casino in Miami (smoking)

The Shebang on Monkey Island (smoking on patio and Balcony Bar)

Ugly’s Grill & Bar, Thunder Bay Marina (smoking)

VIP Pizza at Hammerhead Marina (smoking on deck)

Water Side Bar & Grill in Grove

Waterway Café, Harbors View Marina (smoking on breakwater dining deck)

Wolf Creek Diner in Grove

Wyandotte Nation Casino at Twin Bridges (smoking)

Grand Lake Bum 9-11-16

If the Mahogany & Chrome Classic Boat Show has their treasures on display, Fall can’t be far behind.  Saturday’s show at Arrowhead Yacht Club was fantastic – but it was even more fun seeing those classics out and about on the waters of Grand Lake during the week.  Kudos to those guys & gals who put so much work into restoring and maintaining those important pieces of boating history so you and I can enjoy them!

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There’s big news in the apparel business.  The big annual Fashion Week in New York unveiled a new line of shoes that will go great with those ripped jeans you paid a fortune for. Barney’s of New York introduced a line of “Distressed Superstar Sneakers.” They look pretty much like they came out of a dumpster – scuffed, worn, torn – and trimmed in duct tape. You can either buy these for $585 per pair…or do your own dumpster diving.

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There are some reasonable ways to settle disputes, but the two methods chosen by a couple of Tipton County, Tennessee guys are not on the list. A growing dispute finally escalated to the point that John Higdon began firing his rifle into nearby woods where he said his neighbor’s employees were spying on him. The next day, his neighbor, Edgar McLellan retaliated by bulldozing Higdon’s home.  So, there! They’re both out of jail now, but it’s probably gonna take the courts a little while to sort this out.

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Banished NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel has returned to the scene of his crime.  Cut from his NFL team for multiple alcohol-related misbehaviors, violation of substance abuse regulations, and domestic abuse allegations, Johnny Football has enrolled in classes back at Texas A&M. What could possibly go wrong?  

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KARMA – again!  Don’t you hate it when karma catches up to you?  Fox News, who has spent decades pretending to promote family values has settled with former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson – paying her $20 million and issuing an apology for former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes unwanted sexual advances and sexual harassment of Carlson.

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Lawrence John Ripple is really sick of his wife. The 70-year-old dude walked into a bank in Kansas City last week and gave the teller a note demanding cash, claiming that he had a gun. When law enforcement officers arrived, he was sitting in the lobby with the stolen money. “I’m the guy you’re looking for,” he said. When he was questioned, he said he decided he would rather spend the rest of his life in prison than at home with his wife. There ya’ go. No assisted living center cost for him!  Three hots, a cot, and no cranky wife.  Enjoy your retirement, Lawrence.

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THINGS YOU COULDN’T DO AGAIN IF YOU TRIED: In August, pro baseball player Brandon Thomas of the St. Louis Grizzlies hit a bases-loaded home run.  Wait, that’s not the amazing part. He hit it over the stadium fence and into an adjacent parking lot. Wait. The ball smashed the windshield of a car. Wait for it…. It was his own car! Let’s see him do that again!

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LEGAL TIP OF THE WEEK (from Michael Haggerty):  Your courtroom appearance is not the time to display your comedic skills for the judge’s entertainment.

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BEST SIGN SEEN THIS WEEK (spotted by my pal Mary Claiborne in near the Baptist Church in Fairland): Pastor is in Peru – Come Hear a Good Sermon This Sunday!

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DINING & DRINKING ON GRAND LAKE: Island Joe’s at Shangri-La Marina is now operating on autumn hours – open Fridays from 4:00 and Saturdays & Sundays from 11:00 a.m. The last day for Island Joe’s is Sunday, September 25.

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GRAND LAKE BUM SHOUT-OUTS: Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to Jennifer Jeffers, Butch Bruenger, Diane Bruenger, Jim Larimore, Nick Bentley, Tim Langley, Barry Willingham, Rich Lillard, Larry Bolton, Joyce Duke, and Rami Masri. Congratulations to Shangri-La Golf Club, too, for once again hosting the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association Partnership Championship Tournament at Grand Lake this week.

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UNANSWERED QUESTION OF THE WEEK:  What happens if you take a survival course – and you don’t pass?

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BEST EVENTS OF THE WEEK: Saturday is packed. The Grove Grand Talent Contest begins at Har-Ber Village with preliminary rounds beginning at 9:00 a.m.  REC Day begins with registration from 8:00-Noon at the Grove Civic Center; and the Grand Nautical Market is at Captain’s Corner north of Langley from 9:00-4:00. Saturday is also the Men’s Golf Association Ryder Cup Tournament at Shangri-La. If you love fabulous live theater and astounding special lighting, be sure to attend the Grove Playmakers production of Silent Sky. Live performances are Friday, Saturday & Tuesday evenings at 7:30, Sunday matinees at 2:00 throughSeptember 25.

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GRAND LAKE WEEKEND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: On Monkey Island, Island Joe’s Kentena will feature your favorite college and NFL football action throughout the weekend. Big Shots Rhythm & Booze features popular dance music Friday &Saturday nights. Across the street at The Shebang, Randy Lunsford performs, along with great karaoke fun Friday, & Saturdaynights upstairs at The Shebang Balcony Bar.  Just down Highway 125, Friday night is Karaoke Night at Monkey Island Pub – and the pub is also now open Monday nights for Monday Night Football. There’s great live music all weekend at just down the road at the Road Hog Saloon.

In the Grove area, there are two nights of great music this weekend and every weekend at J.R. Spanky’s (Highway 10 Northeast of Grove).

Area casinos add great musical options this weekend including The Tribute Kings both Friday and Saturday nights in Downstream Casino’s Legends Sports Bar. Howard Gayles will perform in Lover’s Leap Lounge both nights. Buffalo Run Casino’s Trailer Park Bar & Grill will also feature live music both Friday & Saturday nights provided by Fun House. At Bordertown Casino’s Lost Creek Saloon, The Kentucky Headhunters will provide the Friday night musical entertainment, followed by Darrel Cole Saturdaynight.  At Indigo Sky Casino, there is live entertainment in the Echo Bar, The weekend starts Thursday night with music by Jamie Wolfe & the Wranglers. Torn entertains Friday night followed by Noisy Empire Saturday. The Band DeLorean entertains Fridaynight at Wyandotte Casino’s Club 60 West and Saturday night will feature Bostyx featuring David Victor (formerly of Boston).  If you’re looking for comedy, it’s at The Stables Casino in Miami. Davin Rosenblatt will entertain in the Loony Saloon both Friday &Saturday nights along with special guest Justin Smith.

The best spots to catch all your favorite sports action, including the opening weekend of NFL football, are the Buffalo Bar at Shangri-La, Island Joe’s at Shangri-La Marina, Monkey Island Pub, the Standing Room Only Bar at The Shebang, Road Hog Saloon, Pickles at the Lake in Langley, Ugly’s Grill & Bar at Thunder Bay Marina, Hookers at Cherokee Yacht Club and J.R. Spanky’s northeast of Grove.

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BUM MUST-SEE TV: The critically acclaimed web series High Maintenance has moved to HBO beginning Friday night at 10.The Emmy Awards are Sunday night at 7:00 on ABC, and documentary mini-series The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey also premieres Sunday night at 7:30 on CBS.

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BUM MUST-SEE MOVIES: Bridget Jones’s Baby, Snowden, Blair Witch and, if you can find it (limited release), The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Obama avoided the Vietnam draft with a letter from his family doctor diagnosing him as medically eight.” – Stephen Colbert

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SAVE THE DATE: Friday, September 23 – Cherokee Classic Golf Tournament at The Coves Golf Course. Saturday & Sunday, September 24-25 – “Cheers & Beers” Retirement Party at Island Joe’s. Last weekend of operation for Island Joe’s. Saturday, October 1 – A Taste of Grand in Grove benefiting Integris Grove Hospital Foundation.  Saturday, October 1 – Pioneer Dinner and live Bluegrass Music at Har-Ber Village. Sunday, October 2 – Jim Beam Folds of Honor Golf Tournament at Shangri-La. Monday, October 3 – Grand Lake Open Golf Tournament at Shangri-La benefiting the South Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.Saturday, October 15 – Annual Punkin Chunkin’ in Vinita. Saturday, October 15 – Shangri-La Member & Slip Renter Appreciation party on the south patio at Shangri-La Club House (5-9).

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This week in the world of televised sports, there is no PGA Tour action as the big boys prepare for next week’s Tour Championship Tournament in Atlanta.  No worries, though – there’s plenty of football to occupy your time.

In college action, OU, OSU, Tulsa, and Arkansas all play on Saturday. Tulsa hots North Carolina AT&T (1:00 on ESPN3), OSU is at home against Pittsburgh (2:30 on ESPN), and OU hosts Ohio State Saturday night at 6:30 on Fox. Arkansas is also at home hosting Texas State (6:30 on SEC Network).  College games kick off the weekend Thursday night with Houston at Cincinnati (6:30on ESPN). Friday night games include Baylor at Rice (7:00 on ESPN) and Arizona State at Texas San Antonio (8:30 on ESPN2).

Aside from our “Big Four,” other great Saturday games include Ohio at Tennessee (11:00 on SEC), Iowa State at TCU (11:00 on FS1), Florida State at Louisville (11:00 on ABC), Kansas at Memphis (11:00 on ESPNU), Oregon at Nebraska (2:30 on ABC), Alabama at Ole Miss (2:30 on CBS), Mississippi State at LSU (6:00 on ESPN/ESPN2), Texas A&M at Auburn (6:00 on ESPN/ESPN2), Michigan State at Notre Dame (6:30 on NBC), USC at Stanford (7:00 on ABC), UCLA at BYU (9:15 on ESPN or ESPN2) and Texas at California (9:30 on ESPN or ESPN2).

Thursday night’s NFL game sends the New York Jets to Buffalo. Sunday games include Dallas at Washington (Fox) and Kansas City to Houston (CBS), both at noon.  Indianapolis is at Denver at 3:30 (CBS) and Sunday night’s game is Green Bay at Minnesota (7:30 on NBC). Monday Night Football has the Chicago Bears hosting the Philadelphia Eagles (7:30 on ESPN).

In the NASCAR world, it’s Sunday afternoon racing in Chicago. Coverage of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 (that’s a really macho name, huh?) begins at 1:30 Sunday afternoon on NBCSN.

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The weekend weather ahead looks sort of like a fall preview.  Don’t be scared. Scattered thundershowers now and then Friday &Saturday, with a sunny Sunday and highs in the low 80s. Sounds pretty nice. Be safe, be kind, and have a great weekend – and be sure to buy a drink for the guy next to you.  It could be me. 

GRAND LAKE BUM

 

Want more information on advertisers you see in the Grand Lake Bum?  No problem.  Just click on their ad and you will be connected to their web site.  If you would like to join the growing list of sponsors of The Grand Lake Bum e-blast and the Bum’s page on both and www.360grandlake.com, the cost is only $50 a week and the list of readers is growing.  E-mail or contact 360grandlake.com to sign up.

 

Looking for places to go, things to do, services to use or property to buy in the Grand Lake area?  Here’s a starter kit listing of “open to the public” fun places to spend time at Grand Lake.

 

American Grill in Grove

Aquabar & Grill at The Landings Marina on Monkey Island (smoking on the deck)

Artichoke Restaurant & Bar in Langley

Balcony Bar at The Shebang (Smoking – open Friday & Saturday nights)

Big Shots on Monkey Island (smoking upstairs—open Friday & Saturday nights)

Bobbers Café in Langley

Book ‘ems at South Wind Marina in Bernice

Buffalo Bar at Shangri-La on Monkey Island (smoking on the patios)

Buffalo Run Casino in Miami (smoking)

Carlos Montez in Langley (smoking in bar)

Ceasar’s Place in Vinita and on Monkey Island

Chickanella’s in Grove

Chicken Coop West of Langley

Clanton’s Café in Vinita

Cosby’s Catfish on Highway 28 in Eucha (East of Disney)

Docks Bar at Harbors View Marina

Downstream Casino in Quapaw (smoking)

Drake’s Restaurant in Grove

Frosty & Edna’s (west of the dam in Langley)

Gabby’s Place in downtown Grove

Goodfella’s Pizza (Cleora and Grove)

Grand Lake Casino, north of Grove on Highway 10 (smoking)

Grand Lodge in Ketchum (smoking)

Hatfield’s Saloon in Grove

High Winds Casino east of Miami (smoking)

Indigo Sky Casino west of Seneca, Mo. (smoking)

Island Joe's Kentena at Shangri-La Marina (smoking)

J.R. Spanky's on Highway 10 north of Grove (smoking)

Juan Montez Restaurant & Cantina at Red Arrow Marina

Karrie's Kaboose in Vinita (smoking)

La Casita de Martin in downtown Grove

Lakeside Bar & Grill in Grove at Sail Boat Bridge

Lighthouse Supper Club in Ketchum

Los Garcias in Langley

Lupe's Mexican Restaurant in Grove

Monkey Island Pub (Smoking)

Mooney’s Sunset Bar & Grill in Disney (smoking, etc.)

Morrows Bar & Grill in Raper Hollow

Nu Taste Restaurant in Grove

Okie Smokies Barbecue in Grove on Hwy 59 South

Book ‘ems Restaurant & Pub at South Wind Marina in Bernice

Pickles at the Lake in Langley

Pit Stop Café in Grove

Quarterdeck Cafe at Tera Miranda Harbor (smoking on the deck)

Raggedy’s in Grove

Rancho Viejo in Grove

Riggs & Company in Langley

Road Hog Saloon at the entrance to Monkey Island (smoking...but not at lunch)

Rusty Anchor (next to the cliffs at Dripping Springs)

Scooters in Langley (smoking)

Sharky’s at Hammerhead Marina (smoking)

Smokin’ Spur BBQ & Trading Post at Old Towne Plaza, Cleora

Sticky Fingers Barbecue in Ketchum

Stuffn’s Restaurant in Ketchum (Smoking on patio)

Summit Restaurant at Shangri-La on Monkey Island (smoking on the patio)

The Grill at Indian Hills Resort & Marina in Bernice

The Landings Marina (smoking on the deck)

The Landings Market and Grill on Monkey Island (smoking on the patio)

The Parrot at Honey Creek Landing in Grove (Smoking on the patio)

The Office on Monkey Island (smoking)

The Stables Casino in Miami (smoking)

The Shebang on Monkey Island (smoking on patio and Balcony Bar)

Ugly’s Grill & Bar, Thunder Bay Marina (smoking)

VIP Pizza at Hammerhead Marina (smoking on deck)

Water Side Bar & Grill in Grove

Waterway Café, Harbors View Marina (smoking on breakwater dining deck)

Wolf Creek Diner in Grove

Wyandotte Nation Casino at Twin Bridges (smoking)

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I warmed up sufficiently in preparation for the holiday over the past weekend.  I started Thursday night at Ugly’s for a get-together paying tribute to one of the great Grand Lakers of all time, George Silzer. If you have a big boat on Grand Lake, chances are good that George brought it here. Congrats on your retirement, my friend! Friday night, I had to catch the great Diversity at Island Joe’s – and Saturday, we celebrated the birthday of one of my very favorite gal pals, Gretchen Smith, with a boat ride to Juana Montez at Red Arrow with great friends.  Also great food and great karaoke fun. By Sunday, I was worn so slick I sat perfectly still while swilling bourbon and munching on prime rib at the home of my great friends, Mike & Kelly Aberle. I’m not sure how we can top that for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, but I’m sure we’ll give it our best shot!

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Remember, the Official Lake Bum Holiday Rules are in effect this weekend.  No fighting, no puking, no hitting on someone else’s date, no griping at over-worked servers and bartenders, no bragging about how much money you have (or your parents have), no drunk driving, no public nudity, no yelling, no discussion of religion - and especially no politics!  The Presidential General Election Campaign doesn’t officially start until after Labor Day, so how about saving your snarky comments, and mean-spirited thoughts about your least favorite candidate until then? Can’t we all just get along?

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With the perfect weather forecast, the Sooners on the road, and the Cowboys playing a school we’ve never heard of, the lake will undoubtedly be packed this weekend.  Be patient. Business who must survive all year can’t possibly keep enough staff members to serve the expected holiday onslaught like they would like to.  Be nice to the people who are working so you can play.  Be patient, tip well, and have a wonderful holiday weekend on Grand Lake!

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As it turns out, members of Congress are like the rest of us in one regard – they are really chapped at Mylan drug company for increasing the price of lifesaving EpiPens by 400% (from $57 to two-for-$600), while CEO Heather Bresch gave herself a raise – up to $19 million per year. They want her called on the carpet!  They want her before a Congressional Committee!  They want her head!  Oh, wait.  What? She’s the daughter of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin?  Well, ummm…. AWKWARD!

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People from Oklahoma City and Tulsa who are enjoying the Grand Lake life over the Labor Day weekend might want to check out the purchase of a home at Grand Lake while you’re at it.  The blog www.mylife.comrecently ranked the danger of living in cities in America.  The study considered population, number of police officers, deadly crashes, violent crimes, property crimes, registered sex offenders and the number of people enrolled in health care coverage.  Tulsa took top honors as “The Most Dangerous City in the United States.” Oklahoma City was way down the list at number….2.  Yikes! I guess we’d better shut up about everybody else, huh?

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More Karma!  Remember Ken Adkins?  He’s the anti-LGBT crusading pastor in Georgia who said the victims killed in the mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub “got what they deserved.” He also opposed expansion of anti-discrimination laws to protect the LGBT community, saying such expansion would make it easier for sexual predators to assault victims. Yeah, well… he was arrested last week by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation – charged with child molestation and aggravated child molestation. SMH

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Sunday was “Go Topless Day” for ladies in support of gender equality.  I don’t know if Grand Lake ladies didn’t want to lower themselves to being equal or what – but I went all over the lake and saw nothing.  Not even at Dripping Springs. Go figure. Maybe things will look up over the Labor Day weekend.

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LEGAL TIP OF THE WEEK (from Josh Davis):  It’s probably not a good idea to wear your bracelet that says “I heart weed” to your court appearance on your felony drug charges.

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BEST SIGN SEEN THIS WEEK: Vote NO on Libarry

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The last remnants of Kevin Durant are slowly drifting away in OKC. “KD’s” restaurant has now officially been renamed “Legacy Grill.” At least they won’t have to change it every two years that way.

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Honestly, I think perhaps Ryan Nazari of Edmond has taken the anti-Kevin-Durant sentiment a little far. He’s the guy who started the official petition last week proposing that the name of the southeastern Oklahoma community of Durant be officially changed to Westbrook, Oklahoma.

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Sunday mornings will never be the same.  Charles Osgood is retiring as host of CBS Sunday Morning.September 25 is his last day. I guess he’s due a little time off.  He’s almost 84. I was just as sad when Charles Kuralt left – but Charlie was a great replacement. Who’s next? Jane Pauley, maybe.  That would be good.

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MONKEY ISLAND TRAFFIC ALERT: With completion of the Monkey Island Pedestrian and Cart Path Trail from Port Duncan to Shangri-La Marina, golf cart traffic is now prohibited on that stretch of highway. Signs are up. They’ll be writing tickets!  Speed limit on that stretch is now back up to 35 mph.

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DINING & DRINKING BY WATER UPDATE: Morrows Bar & Grill is NOW OPEN (formerly Morrows Landing, Oliver’s Twist, The Decks…) They officially opened for business Friday, August 26. They’re open for lunch and dinner six days a week (closed Tuesday). Open 11:00-Midnight Wednesday & Thursday and until1:00 a.m. Friday & Saturday,  but they close at 7:00 Sunday evenings.

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GRAND LAKE BUM SHOUT-OUTS: Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to Tammie Koehler, Dennis Patrick, Chad Randall, Cathy Storey, Sally Cole, Emily Baggett, Gary Morgan, Pat Dunn, Bob Prine, Kenton Wheatley, Marilyn Mlnarik, Mike Magoulas, and Stephanie Hollingshead.

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UNANSWERED QUESTION OF THE WEEK:  Why do we say an alarm clock is going off when it’s really coming on?

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BEST EVENTS OF THE WEEK: There is terrific entertainment virtually everywhere you look on the Labor Day weekend, but there are a couple of very special events. Saturday is the Annual Redneck Yacht Club party & raft-up – tail waters of Duck Creek from 1-5 with music by Lickitty Split; and a huge Country Music Festival is hosted at Downstream Casino both Saturday and Sunday. Jana Jae’s Fiddle Camp & Music Fest is in Grove this weekend, as well (Friday-Sunday) with events at both the Grove Civic Center and Snider’s Campground. The “Woodward Holler Rockin’ the Waves Concert” featuring music from Exit 34, among others, is Sundayfrom 2:00-8:00 in the back of Woodard Hollow.

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GRAND LAKE WEEKEND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: On Monkey Island, Island Joe’s Kentena at Shangri-La Marina will have four big shows over the holiday weekend. T-Bird kicks off the weekend fun Friday night.Diversity takes over the IJK stage Saturday night, and Low Compatibility performs Sunday night. DJ Larry Bolton will be back to wrap up the holiday Monday afternoon & evening. Big Shots Rhythm & Booze features popular DJ Sway Friday, Saturday & Sunday night with great dance music. Across the street at The Shebang,Clint Walker performs Friday and Sunday nights this week, along with great karaoke fun Friday, Saturday &Sunday nights upstairs at The Shebang Balcony Bar.  Just down Highway 125, Friday night is Karaoke Night at Monkey Island Pub; and there’s great live music all weekend at Road Hog Saloon. In Woodard Hollow, Exit 34will be the featured band in the Rockin’ the Waves Concert from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday.

In the Grove area, there are two nights of great music this weekend and every weekend at J.R. Spanky’s (Highway 10 Northeast of Grove).

On South Grand Lake, Mike Barham will be on stage at Sharky’s at Hammerhead Marina Friday night followed by Beau Tyler Saturday night and Reverse Reaction Sunday night. Michelle’s Grand Bar & Grill in Ketchum features live music from Whiskey Poet Society  Friday night; and Friday night is karaoke night at Pickles at the Lake, just north of Langley.

Saturday afternoon is the annual Redneck Yacht Club Raft-Up in the tail waters of Duck Creek 1-5. Lickitty Split will entertain on the water during the raft-up.

Area casinos add great musical options this weekend highlighted by the 2nd Annual Country Music Festival at Downstream Casino’s Venue Saturday and Sunday. Saturday performers include Josh Turner, Maddie and Tae,and Clare Dunn. Sunday’s spotlight will be on Barrett Barber, Backroad Anthem, Thompson Square, Cowboy Troy and Big & Rich. Showtime is 6:00 each night. In Downstream’s Legends Sports Bar, South Bound Saintswill entertain Friday night.  Saturday night, The Leslie Serrano Band will perform at 10:00 followed by Rick Monroe at midnight. Howard Gayles will perform both Friday and Saturday nights in the Lovers Leap Lounge. At Buffalo Run Casino’s Trailer Park Bar & Grill, The Sex will be on stage both Friday and Saturday nights. At Bordertown Casino’s Lost Creek Saloon, Dirt Road Daisies will provide the Friday night musical entertainment, followed by The Bobby Dale Band Saturday night.  At Indigo Sky Casino, there is live entertainment in the Echo Bar, the weekend starts Thursday night with music by Leslie Serrano. Rocked ‘N Loaded entertains Friday night followed by Dirty Saints Saturday. Eddie Valen entertains Friday night at Wyandotte Casino’s Club 60 West.  If you’re looking for comedy, it’s at The Stables Casino in Miami. Derek Richards will entertain in the Loony Saloon both Friday & Saturday nights along with special guest Ryan Bates.

The best spots to catch all your favorite sports action, including the opening weekend of college football, are the Buffalo Bar at Shangri-La, Island Joe’s at Shangri-La Marina, Monkey Island Pub, the Standing Room Only Bar at The Shebang, Road Hog Saloon, Pickles at the Lake in Langley, Hookers at Cherokee Yacht Club and J.R. Spanky’s northeast of Grove.

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BUM MUST-SEE TV: The second season of Narcos is available beginning Friday on NetFlix. Sunday night, you can get a preview of all the new fall shows on ABC.  The ABC Fall Preview Show airs at 6:00 on ABC.The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe will be presented Monday night at 9:00 on Comedy Central.

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BUM MUST-SEE MOVIES: The Light Between Oceans and Morgan

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “The majority of the U.S. Olympic Team’s medals were won by females. So, boys, the next time someone on the playground says you throw like a girl, say ‘Thank you.’” – Stephen Colbert

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SAVE THE DATE: Friday, September 9Sammy Hagar & The Circle concert at Downstream Casino. Saturday, September 10 – Mahogany & Chrome Classic Boat Show at Arrowhead Yacht Club. Saturday, September 10 – Dam Jam bicycle tour cross the Pensacola Dam. Tuesday-Wednesday, September 13-14 – Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association Partnership Championship Tournament at Shangri-La. Saturday, September 17 – REC Day at Grove Civic Center. Saturday, September 17 – Grand Nautical Market at Captain’s Corner north of Langley (9-4). Monday, September 19 – Grand Lake Open Golf Tournament benefiting the South Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce (at Shangri-La). Saturday, October 1 – A Taste of Grand in Grove benefiting Integris Grove Hospital Foundation.  Sunday, October 2 – Jim Beam Folds of Honor Golf Tournament at Shangri-La.

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College football season is officially here – and all my favorites are in action Saturday and they’re all on television. OU is at Houston (11:00 on ABC), Oklahoma State hosts Southeastern Louisiana (2:30 on FSN), Louisiana Tech is at Arkansas (3:00 on SEC), and Tulsa hosts San Jose State (6:00 on CBSSN).

You don’t have to wait until Saturday for college football, though. Thursday night at 6:30 Appalachian State is at Tennessee (SEC) and Florida International hosts Indiana (ESPNU). At 7:00 Thursday, South Carolina is at Vanderbilt (ESPN). Colorado State is at Colorado Friday night at 7:00 (ESPN).

Other great Saturday games include Hawaii at Michigan (11:00 on ESPN), Missouri at West Virginia (11:00 on FS1), LSU at Wisconsin (2:30 on ABC), Miami (Ohio) at Iowa (2:30 on ESPNU), Georgia at North Carolina (:30 on ESPN), USC at Alabama (7:00 on ABC) and Clemson at Auburn (8:00 on ESPN). There is also a rare Sunday college game on the schedule at Texas hosts Notre Dame Sunday night at 6:30 on ABC. Monday night, Florida State will host Ole Miss at 7:00 on ESPN.

Professional golfers play a Friday-Monday schedule this week in the Deutsche Bank Championship.  Coverage begins at 1:30 Friday & Saturday, noon Sunday, and 10:30 Monday morning on the Golf Channel. NBC has the final two rounds, Sunday at 2:00 and Monday at 1:00.

In the NASCAR world, it’s time for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington.  Coverage begins Sunday afternoon at 5:00 on NBC.

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The weekend weather for the Labor Day Holiday weekend looks absolutely perfect! We’ll have sunshine and highs around 90 – lows around 70.  You can’t beat that! There’s something to do at Grand Lake everywhere you look this weekend – but a lot of other people will be looking around, too. Be safe, stay cool, and have a great weekend – and be sure to buy a drink for the guy next to you.  It could be me. 

GRAND LAKE BUM

 

Want more information on advertisers you see in the Grand Lake Bum?  No problem.  Just click on their ad and you will be connected to their web site.  If you would like to join the growing list of sponsors of The Grand Lake Bum e-blast and the Bum’s page on both and www.360grandlake.com, the cost is only $50 a week and the list of readers is growing.  E-mail or contact 360grandlake.com to sign up.

 

Looking for places to go, things to do, services to use or property to buy in the Grand Lake area?  Here’s a starter kit listing of “open to the public” fun places to spend time at Grand Lake.

 

American Grill in Grove

Aquabar & Grill at The Landings Marina on Monkey Island (smoking on the deck)

Artichoke Restaurant & Bar in Langley

Balcony Bar at The Shebang (Smoking – open Friday & Saturday nights)

Big Shots on Monkey Island (smoking upstairs—open Friday & Saturday nights)

Bobbers Café in Langley

Book ‘ems at South Wind Marina in Bernice

Buffalo Bar at Shangri-La on Monkey Island (smoking on the patios)

Buffalo Run Casino in Miami (smoking)

Café Italia on Monkey Island

Carlos Montez in Langley (smoking in bar)

Ceasar’s Place in Vinita and on Monkey Island

Chickanella’s in Grove

Chicken Coop West of Langley

Clanton’s Café in Vinita

Cosby’s Catfish on Highway 28 in Eucha (East of Disney)

Docks Bar at Harbors View Marina

Downstream Casino in Quapaw (smoking)

Drake’s Restaurant in Grove

Frosty & Edna’s (west of the dam in Langley)

Gabby’s Place in downtown Grove

Goodfella’s Pizza (Cleora and Grove)

Grand Lake Casino, north of Grove on Highway 10 (smoking)

Grand Lodge in Ketchum (smoking)

Hatfield’s Saloon in Grove

High Winds Casino east of Miami (smoking)

Indigo Sky Casino west of Seneca, Mo. (smoking)

Island Joe's Kentena at Shangri-La Marina (smoking)

J.R. Spanky's on Highway 10 north of Grove (smoking)

Juan Montez Restaurant & Cantina at Red Arrow Marina

Karrie's Kaboose in Vinita (smoking)

La Casita de Martin in downtown Grove

Lakeside Bar & Grill in Grove at Sail Boat Bridge

Lighthouse Supper Club in Ketchum

Los Garcias in Langley

Lupe's Mexican Restaurant in Grove

Monkey Island Pub (Smoking)

Mooney’s Sunset Bar & Grill in Disney (smoking, etc.)

Morrows Bar & Grill in Raper Hollow

Nu Taste Restaurant in Grove

Okie Smokies Barbecue in Grove on Hwy 59 South

Book ‘ems Restaurant & Pub at South Wind Marina in Bernice

Pickles at the Lake in Langley

Pit Stop Café in Grove

Quarterdeck Cafe at Tera Miranda Harbor (smoking on the deck)

Raggedy’s in Grove

Rancho Viejo in Grove

Riggs & Company in Langley

Road Hog Saloon at the entrance to Monkey Island (smoking...but not at lunch)

Rusty Anchor (next to the cliffs at Dripping Springs)

Scooters in Langley (smoking)

Sharky’s at Hammerhead Marina (smoking)

Smokin’ Spur BBQ & Trading Post at Old Towne Plaza, Cleora

Sticky Fingers Barbecue in Ketchum

Stuffn’s Restaurant in Ketchum (Smoking on patio)

Summit Restaurant at Shangri-La on Monkey Island (smoking on the patio)

The Grill at Indian Hills Resort & Marina in Bernice

The Landings Marina (smoking on the deck)

The Landings Market and Grill on Monkey Island (smoking on the patio)

The Parrot at Honey Creek Landing in Grove (Smoking on the patio)

The Office on Monkey Island (smoking)

The Stables Casino in Miami (smoking)

The Shebang on Monkey Island (smoking on patio and Balcony Bar)

Ugly’s Grill & Bar, Thunder Bay Marina (smoking)

VIP Pizza at Hammerhead Marina (smoking on deck)

Water Side Bar & Grill in Grove

Waterway Café, Harbors View Marina (smoking on breakwater dining deck)

Wolf Creek Diner in Grove

Wyandotte Nation Casino at Twin Bridges (smoking)

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Congratulations to all the golfers who showed such support for the Grand Lake community last weekend. A hundred golfers at Shangri-La participated in the Mary Moore Charity Golf Event benefiting the Special Olympics program at the Home of Hope. Simultaneously, another 23 teams participated in the annual Grand Lake Casino Charity Golf and Blackjack Tournament at Patricia Island Golf Club and Grand Lake Casino raising thousands for the Turkey Ford Schools maintenance needs. Nobody likes to have fun like Grand Lakers – but, if there’s a need, we always party and play for a cause.  This is such a great place to live, isn’t it?

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The pajama party at Monkey Island Pub was a hoot Saturday night.  I’ve never seen so many people drinking in their pajamas – and so many others trying to get them out of their jammies. Come to think of it, some of the final Friday of Monkey Island Olympics at Big Shots looked a little like that, too.

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Thank goodness the Summer Olympics are finally over and we don’t have to risk another international embarrassment. Actually, the media made a big deal out of the swimmers who apparently tore up a restroom to relieve themselves. I suppose it’s a big deal because they’re supposed to be proudly representing our country, but Grand Lake businesses have been putting up with that crap for decades! Congrats to our great USA Olympians, by the way, and now…FOOTBALL!

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I’ve always said “former President of the U.S.” is the best possible job, except for all the crap you have to go through to get the “former” on your Presidential status.  I think I’ve found a better deal.  All I have to do is convince some college that I’m a fabulous coach – then take a season or so on the job to prove otherwise. Best example is Charlie Weiss, who’s contract is finally up at Notre Dame. They paid him $2.05 million dollars last year – five years after he was fired. They’ve paid him a total of $15 million since they gave him the boot.  Don’t worry about him, though.  He’s still drawing several million dollars from the University of Kansas – where he was also fired.

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Karma. Tony Perkins is president of the anti-gay lobbying group The Family Research Council.  He has long argued that God sends natural disasters to punish gays and an increasingly gay-tolerant world community.  Last week his home was destroyed by flooding in Southern Louisiana. Things that make you go “hmmmm.”

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OKC Thunder star Steven Adams has changed his look dramatically since he entered the league as a clean-cut, close-shaven rookie.  Now, his flowing locks, lengthy mustache, and periodic beard have made a few folks ask “Why?” Now we know. He says it was the money.  “They were charging me $60 for a haircut – and that was every month! I just thought it was too much money, so I quit getting haircuts.  Now, it’s become a thing,” he said. It’s good that his contract is up next summer so he can make some money.  I feel his pain.  He only made $2.2 million last year. How can a guy afford to waste $60 on a haircut on that kind of income??

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BREAKING NEWS: Donald J. Trump has announced he’s going to stop the Zika virus threat by building a giant net around the United States – and he’s going to make the mosquitoes pay for it!

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DEFINITION OF THE WEEK: Synonym: A word used in place of a word you can’t spell.

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BEST SIGN SEEN THIS WEEK: The Olympics must have cost like a Brazilian dollars.

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LEGAL TIP OF THE WEEK (from Josh Davis):  If you’re going to call the cops on your kid at your house, try not to leave your bong sitting in the living room, dad.

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BEST FACEBOOK POST OF THE WEEK: Will glass coffins be a success? Remains to be seen.

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It’s a little out of my geographic territory, but it’s certainly a sad day for my pals who have spent much time on the OKC dining circuit. The historic Charcoal Oven on Northwest Expressway just east of May Avenue will soon be gone. The iconic diner, built in 1958 as one of the first drive-thru restaurants in the state has been sold. Look for this piece of OKC history to be replaced by a Discount Tire store soon.

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GRAND LAKE BUM SHOUT-OUTS: Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to Everett Lees, Debbie Howell, Larry Steckline, Randy Krehbiel, Gretchen Casto, Jim Basgall, DiAnna Westcott, Patty Davis, Jenean Perryman, Brian Broaddus, Seth Smiley, Larry Mlnarik, Teresa Lay, and Janet Link. Happy birthday to the National Park Service – 100 years old this week!

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UNANSWERED QUESTION OF THE WEEK:  If Adam & Eve were the first two people on earth, and they had two boys, where did Cain & Able’s wives come from?

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BEST EVENTS OF THE WEEK: The 80th Annual Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo runs Wednesday through Saturday nights in Vinita. The rodeo parade will be at 11:00 Wednesday morning in downtown Vinita. Saturday afternoon is “Party at the Point” – a raft-up party off the Duck Creek RV Park point in the tailwaters of Duck Creek from 1-5 p.m. Live music, Bikini contest and Best Six-Pack contest.

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GRAND LAKE WEEKEND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: On Monkey Island, Island Joe’s Kentena at Shangri-La Marina will have three big shows this weekend. Diversity kicks off the weekend fun Friday night. Jim Green takes over the IJK stage Saturday night, and Low Compatibility will be back to wrap up the weekend Sunday afternoon & evening. Big Shots Rhythm & Booze always features Friday & Saturday night dance music from an array of talented DJs. Across the street at The Shebang, Randy Lunsfordperforms Wednesday-Sunday evenings, along with great karaoke fun every Friday & Saturday night upstairs at The Shebang Balcony Bar.  Just down Highway 125, Friday night is Karaoke Night at Monkey Island Pub; and there’s great live music every weekend at Road Hog Saloon.

In the Grove area, there are two nights of great music this weekend and every weekend at J.R. Spanky’s (Highway 10 Northeast of Grove).

On South Grand Lake, the “Party on the Point” in the tailwaters of Duck Creek adjacent to Grand Lake RV Park will feature live music from 1-5 Saturday afternoon - Law Dogs, Travis Kidd, and Alaska & Madi, along with both a bikini contest and “best six-pack” competition. The Cody Clinton Band will be on stage at Sharky’s at Hammerhead Marina Friday night followed by Robby V and the Smoking Section Saturday night. Michelle’s Grand Bar & Grill in Ketchum features live music from Glam R Us  Fridaynight; and Friday night is karaoke night at Pickles at the Lake, just north of Langley.

In Vinita, Lickitty Split will entertain after the Will Rogers Rodeo nightly at the American Legion in Vinita.

Area casinos add great musical options this weekend highlighted by an outdoor concert Friday night by Eli Young with special guests A Thousand Horses at the amphitheater. At Buffalo Run’s Trailer Park Bar & Grill, The Sex will be on stage both Friday andSaturday nights. At Downstream Casino’s Legends Sports Bar, Thursday night is another Throwback Thursday free concert with 90s rock from Oakville. Audio Crush will entertain Friday night, and Mayday by Midnight wraps up the weekend Saturday night.Kenny Babb performs both Friday and Saturday nights in the Lovers Leap Lounge at Downstream. At Bordertown Casino’s Lost Creek Saloon, Duke Mason will provide the Friday night musical entertainment, followed by The Bobby D Band Saturday night.  At Indigo Sky Casino, there is live entertainment in the Echo Bar, the weekend starts Thursday night with music by Honkytonk Renovators. Paralandra entertains Friday night followed by Nick Gibson Saturday. The Stonehorse Band entertains both Fridayand Saturday nights at Wyandotte Casino’s Club 60 West.  If you’re looking for comedy, it’s at The Stables Casino in Miami. Luke Thayer will entertain in the Loony Saloon both Friday & Saturday nights along with special guest Lance Weiss.

The best spots to catch all your favorite sports action, including weekend pre-season football, are the Buffalo Bar at Shangri-La, Island Joe’s at Shangri-La Marina, Monkey Island Pub, the Standing Room Only Bar at The Shebang, Road Hog Saloon, Pickles at the Lake in Langley, Hookers at Cherokee Yacht Club and J.R. Spanky’s northeast of Grove.

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BUM MUST-SEE TV: A comedy special, Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking… is available beginning Friday on NetFlix. Aquarius moves to a new night this week – Saturday night at 8:00 on NBC. Sunday morning at 9:00Barbra Streisand will be featured on CBS Sunday Morning. The MTV Music Awards will be presented Sunday night at 8:00 on MTV.

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BUM MUST-SEE MOVIES: Mechanic: Resurrection and Don’t Breathe

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow internet service to see who they really are.’” – Will Ferrell

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SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, September 3 - Annual Redneck Yacht Club party & raft-up – tail waters of Duck Creek from 1-5.Saturday & Sunday, September 3-4 – Country Music Festival at Downstream Casino. Saturday, September 10 – Mahogany & Chrome Classic Boat Show at Arrowhead Yacht Club. Saturday, September 17 – REC Day at Grove Civic Center. Saturday, September 24 – A Taste of Grand.

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In the TV sports world, we trade the Olympics for the last weekend of NFL pre-season football. Six games are televised this week: Atlanta at Miami Thursday night (7:00 on NBC), Cleveland at Tampa Bay Friday night (7:00 on CBS), Tennessee at OaklandSaturday night (7:00 on CBS) and three games Sunday – San Diego at Minnesota (12:00) and Arizona at Houston (3:00), both on Fox, and Sunday Night Football featuring Cincinnati at Jacksonville (7:00 on NBC).

If there’s no way you can wait one more week for College Football, you can tune in to ESPN Friday night at 9:00 for the first game of the year – Hawaii vs. California. Other than that, you’ll have to wait until Thursday, Sept. 1 for the big kick-off weekend.

Professional golfers head to Farmingdale, New York this weekend for The Barclays. Coverage begins at 1:00 Thursday & Friday,noon Saturday and 11:00 a.m. Sunday on the Golf Channel. CBS picks up coverage of the final two rounds at 2:00 Saturday & 1:00Sunday.

In the NASCAR world, fans are off to Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the Pure Michigan 400.  Coverage beginsSunday afternoon at 1:00 NBCSN.

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The weekend weather for the last weekend in August looks pretty darn nice. We might have a shower or two now & then, but it’ll be nice – highs in the low 80s. Be safe, stay cool, and have a great weekend – and be sure to buy a drink for the guy next to you.  It could be me. 

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Looking for places to go, things to do, services to use or property to buy in the Grand Lake area?  Here’s a starter kit listing of “open to the public” fun places to spend time at Grand Lake.

 

American Grill in Grove

Aquabar & Grill at The Landings Marina on Monkey Island (smoking on the deck)

Artichoke Restaurant & Bar in Langley

Balcony Bar at The Shebang (Smoking – open Friday & Saturday nights)

Big Shots on Monkey Island (smoking upstairs—open Friday & Saturday nights)

Bobbers Café in Langley

Book ‘ems at South Wind Marina in Bernice

Buffalo Bar at Shangri-La on Monkey Island (smoking on the patios)

Buffalo Run Casino in Miami (smoking)

Café Italia on Monkey Island

Carlos Montez in Langley (smoking in bar)

Ceasar’s Place in Vinita and on Monkey Island

Chickanella’s in Grove

Chicken Coop West of Langley

Clanton’s Café in Vinita

Cosby’s Catfish on Highway 28 in Eucha (East of Disney)

Docks Bar at Harbors View Marina

Downstream Casino in Quapaw (smoking)

Drake’s Restaurant in Grove

Frosty & Edna’s (west of the dam in Langley)

Gabby’s Place in downtown Grove

Goodfella’s Pizza (Cleora and Grove)

Grand Lake Casino, north of Grove on Highway 10 (smoking)

Grand Lodge in Ketchum (smoking)

Hatfield’s Saloon in Grove

High Winds Casino east of Miami (smoking)

Indigo Sky Casino west of Seneca, Mo. (smoking)

Island Joe's Kentena at Shangri-La Marina (smoking)

J.R. Spanky's on Highway 10 north of Grove (smoking)

Juan Montez Restaurant & Cantina at Red Arrow Marina

Karrie's Kaboose in Vinita (smoking)

La Casita de Martin in downtown Grove

Lakeside Bar & Grill in Grove at Sail Boat Bridge

Lighthouse Supper Club in Ketchum

Los Garcias in Langley

Lupe's Mexican Restaurant in Grove

Monkey Island Pub (Smoking)

Mooney’s Sunset Bar & Grill in Disney (smoking, etc.)

Morrows Landing in Raper Hollow

Nu Taste Restaurant in Grove

Okie Smokies Barbecue in Grove on Hwy 59 South

Book ‘ems Restaurant & Pub at South Wind Marina in Bernice

Pickles at the Lake in Langley

Pit Stop Café in Grove

Quarterdeck Cafe at Tera Miranda Harbor (smoking on the deck)

Raggedy’s in Grove

Rancho Viejo in Grove

Riggs & Company in Langley

Road Hog Saloon at the entrance to Monkey Island (smoking...but not at lunch)

Rusty Anchor (next to the cliffs at Dripping Springs)

Scooters in Langley (smoking)

Sharky’s at Hammerhead Marina (smoking)

Smokin’ Spur BBQ & Trading Post at Old Towne Plaza, Cleora

Sticky Fingers Barbecue in Ketchum

Stuffn’s Restaurant in Ketchum (Smoking on patio)

Summit Restaurant at Shangri-La on Monkey Island (smoking on the patio)

The Grill at Indian Hills Resort & Marina in Bernice

The Landings Marina (smoking on the deck)

The Landings Market and Grill on Monkey Island (smoking on the patio)

The Parrot at Honey Creek Landing in Grove (Smoking on the patio)

The Office on Monkey Island (smoking)

The Stables Casino in Miami (smoking)

The Shebang on Monkey Island (smoking on patio and Balcony Bar)

Ugly’s Grill & Bar, Thunder Bay Marina (smoking)

VIP Pizza at Hammerhead Marina (smoking on deck)

Water Side Bar & Grill in Grove

Waterway Café, Harbors View Marina (smoking on breakwater dining deck)

Wolf Creek Diner in Grove

Wyandotte Nation Casino at Twin Bridges (smoking)

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