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Cedar Mountain News


May 2, 2019

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Pictured are Cedar Mountain residents from the past, Ollie Burns, Nellie Lee Jones, Louisa Burns Lee and Janie McCrary Jones in Lee's yard.

Cedar Montain House

Monday, May 13, will be the center's next potluck and program of the season. Everyone is welcome. Just bring a dish to share and enjoy the good food and fellowship at the Cedar Mountain Community Center. Dishes to share need to be on the serving tables by 6:15 p.m. We begin eating at 6:30 p.m.

Following our potluck and a short meeting there will be a program presented by Headwaters State Forest and DuPont State Recreational Forest.

Creekside After 5

Creekside After 5 is a weekly (Saturday) festival-style gathering in the Cedar Mountain community for area residents, friends, vacationers and anyone else who might be passing by on U.S. 276. Saturdays are family-oriented. Kids and pets are preferred. A live band plays each week for your toe-tappin' pleasure. Bring your coolers and chairs and enjoy.

All After 5 events (unless otherwise noted) are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. No cover charge.

Movies On The Lawn

Movies On The Lawn at Creekside is a weekly (Friday night) gathering. Friday nights, like Saturdays, are family-oriented. If you have requests/suggestions for movies, call Creekside at (828) 885-2810.

All Movies on the Lawn events (unless otherwise noted) are from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bring your coolers and chairs and enjoy. Adults (14 and up) $5, children 6-13, $2.50, those 5 and under are free.

No outside foods are allowed (no picnicking, etc.) at the Creekside events BYOB only. Outside tables are for customers use only. Call 885-2810 for more information.

Learn About Cochlear Implants

The next program for the Brevard Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will be a presentation by Taylor Sands from MED-EL. She will explain what a cochlear implant is and will discuss cochlear implant technology, procedures, implant candidates and equipment. Taylor is a senior consumer engagement manager for MED-EL in the Southeast and Northeast regions. She is a speech-language pathologist and LSLS certified auditory-verbal educator.

The meeting will be on Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard. The room will open at 12:30 p.m. to sign in, browse the free literature available, grab a snack, and meet others interested in discussing hearing problems and solutions.

The Lutheran Church is located at 22 Fisher Road in Brevard.

Chapter members, hearing professionals, persons who have attended a meeting in the past, and anyone interested in learning about hearing loss and hearing solutions are welcome.

Eighty-Four Years Ago In Cedar Mountain

by Patty Stahl

The following is from the Cedar Mountain News that was reprinted from The Transylvania Times on May 26, 1935. No one seems to be worried about dry weather at this writing, for if it is raining everywhere else as hard as it is here no one need worry for a while.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the Mother's Day program given at the Sunday school by members of the school on Sunday. One of the most enjoyable parts of the program was when the oldest mother in the community was presented a basket of flowers. This mother is Mrs. Ralph Wellington (Louisa) Lee, mother of Mrs. S. E. (Nellie) Jones of this community and Weldon Lee of Greenville. Her grandson, little Alvin Jones, presented the flowers. After the program our pastor, Rev. Souther, preached a splendid sermon. The Burns quartet entertained with some selections. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jones had as their guests over the weekend Mr. and Mrs. Walter Heath of Greenville. Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Lee and family of Greenville were the guests of the formers mother, Mrs. R.W. Lee, Sunday. Miss Roxie Burns is visiting in Greenville this week. Miss Vera Jones has returned to her home here from Lewisville, N.C., where she held a position as teacher the past year.

Notes By Patty Stahl

Mother's Day in the local churches was always one of the high attendance days. The women in the church wore corsages that day - red for those whose mothers were living and white for those with mothers that were not. Baskets of flowers were presented to the oldest and the youngest mother in attendance, as well as to the mother with the most children present. Old hymns, such as "If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again," were sung and tears would flow. After the service, families enjoyed a Sunday lunch at the family home. Restaurants were few and far between.

"Little Alvin Jones" was 5 years old in 1935 and his maternal grandmother, Louisa Burns Lee, was 77 years old. His parents were Nellie and Seldon Jones. Alvin later married Barbara Galloway and they built a home in Cedar Mountain near the old home place. He worked for Duke Power in Greenville, S.C, for 37 years, driving daily on U.S. 276 over Caesar's Head. He was a leader in the community, serving as president of the community club and involved with the construction and maintenance of the building for many years. Alvin was a deacon of Rocky Hill Baptist Church and was equally involved with its improvements and maintenance. Our Caesar's Head and Cedar Mountain summer residents knew him well and often called on him for repairs and carpentry work.

Vera Jones returned to Cedar Mountain and taught at the Cedar Mountain School. She met her future husband, George Stinson, in Greenville, S.C., and they raised a family in Ohio. Vera taught school there for many years, and the family returned to Cedar Mountain in the summer months. She was a wonderful storyteller and later wrote her autobiography about growing up in Cedar Mountain.


Ethel Murray's son Andrew Archer passed away last week in Florida. Ethel was president of the community center in the 1990s.


Shower For All

It will be the same fun and games at this special "Baby Shower" on Saturday, May 4, but with a twist. Everyone who reads this is invited, and please invite your friends and neighbors as well. This baby shower is not for one particular lady but will instead benefit many families through The Center for Women, a charity organization run by director Robin Moffit, located in Brevard. They have a great need right now especially for toddler age children in sizes 3, 4 and 5.

The baby shower will be held in the Family Life Center building next to Rocky Hill Baptist Church in Cedar Mountain, just three-quarters-of-a-mile past the Cedar Mountain Fire Department. The shower begins at 2 p.m. Your unwrapped new items or monetary donations are greatly needed and appreciated. For more information, contact Rocky Hill's pastor, Dr. Leland Holland, at (828) 862-5611.

Sherwood Forest

Ladies Golf League

Results From April 29: 1-2-3 Waltz – Front 9 – Team of Georgia Osterc, Carolyn Mitchell, Louise Stroup and Sylvia Ronneburger – 65; Low Net – Carolyn Mitchell – 23, Low Gross - Georgia Osterc – 31.

Christine's Corner

By Christine Pace

This past Saturday, I headed up U.S. 276 (from Brevard) on my way to Laurens, S.C., where the annual Ghost Creek Gourd Festival was being held. I was to pick up a gal pal in Greenville on my way, but was delayed near See Off Road when cars from both directions stopped as there was a pony on the loose in the road. At first, I thought it was a really big golden retriever but not so. He/she was having no part of being caught as I and several others got out of our vehicles to try to coax the cute pony to us. There was nothing to grab onto, even if the pony did allow us to catch it. A police officer with lights blinking was on a side road, rope in hand but even he couldn't run fast enough. I presume a tree had fallen in our heavy winds from the day before to crash down on a portion of the pony's fence, allowing it to escape? I'd love to know if the cutie was caught and returned home.

Back to Laurens and the gourd festival. It was stupendous weather, and great to see so many gourd enthusiasts again. Mark your calendar for Aug. 8, 9 and 10, when we will hold our 9th annual "Mountain Gourd Gathering" right here in Cedar Mountain. As host, I would be happy to hear from anyone who is interested in coming to this event, taking a class or two, buying blank, clean gourds, or if you'd like to volunteer to help. Email me at chris_p_artist@ or call early evenings at (828) 885-2103.

Tuesday, April 30, was National Pet Adoption Day and, with only my one pup "Jack" being so lonely, I was tempted to drive to the Animal Shelter in Rosman. But I didn't. I don't have a place large enough to take all the pups home from the shelter, and I know it would have broken my heart to see each of them and not free them to my home where they would receive all the love they want and need. They give even more love back, but I'd need a farm. And a huge bank account, neither of which I have. So, I'll keep my eyes (and heart) open if just-the-right pup comes along that will make a good pal to my 5-year-old Jack who is a Corgi/Chihuahua mix of 18 pounds, and a companion to me, too. But just one.

Anyone with a May birthday or anniversary is welcome to let me know about it by Monday, so I can post it in next week's Cedar Mountain News column.

Around The House

By Linda Young

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Carolyn Mitchell

I set up my live rodent trap again and one night there was a ruckus outside my front door. Turning on the light I saw two well-fed raccoons trying to get at the mouse in the live trap. They didn't even notice I had turned on the light. (Of course my camera was in the car.) I had to yell at them and rattle the door to get them to leave. I left the outside lights on all night hoping they wouldn't come back to terrorize the mouse.

The notorious Goldfinch is back. When I went out to my car Sunday, I found my outside mirrors and the sides of my car covered with bird "do" and peck marks on the mirrors and windows. They think their reflection is another bird. Last year, I put plastic bags over the mirrors and that fixed the problem. The Goldfinches adversary was hidden with bags after going to the car wash.

Your contributions are welcome. We'd love to hear what's going on, if you would like to share. Email your news and photos to by Monday afternoon for the next two weeks.


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