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Cedar Mountain News


May 30, 2019

Mark Twain

Sponsored by the Sherwood Forest Friends, Ernie Mills, disguised as Samuel Clemmons (aka Mark Twain) entertained a huge crowd last Friday at the Robin Hood Barn at Sherwood Forest. His performance was amazing and very professional. When the Sherwood Forest Friends asked him to do the program, Ernie said he would have to re-grow his costume. His mustache and hair were too short at the time he was asked. His likeness to Samuel Clemmons is uncanny.

McGaha Chapel

The public is welcome to attend the 100-Year-Old Songs Summer Secular Sing-Along to welcome the summer season. Sing the songs your grandparents sang long ago, including lots of “rounds.” Our annual summer event is held at Historic McGaha Chapel (1872) at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 1. The historic McGaha Chapel is located along U.S. 276 South at Cedar Mountain, across from Sherwood Forest. Look for signs for parking. A shuttle service to the chapel is provided for those who don’t wish to walk. The singing lasts for 45 minutes. Then, we retreat to a watermelon slicing on the grounds just outside the chapel.

Memorial Service June 1

There is a new organ at Faith Memorial Chapel, which is very fitting as a memorial service will be held there this Saturday, June 1, for Barbara May (Elliott) Cronin who played the organ at Faith Chapel for 10 years until her passing on Aug. 26 of last year. She had so much talent and a winning personality besides, and all who knew her are missing her ready smiles. Everyone is invited to the memorial service for Cronin, which will be held at Faith Memorial Chapel, beginning at 11 a.m.

Safety And Hearing Loss

On Saturday, June 8, Dr. Beth Fountain will present the program for the Brevard Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America on the topic of safety for hearing aid and cochlear implant users.

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. Direct any questions via email to [email protected]

The meeting will be at 1 p.m., on Saturday, June 8, 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, directly across the street from the main entrance to Ingles Market.

Community Center Potluck

On Monday, June 10, the Cedar Mountain Community Center will be having its monthly meeting and potluck. We ask that food be on the serving tables by 6:15 p.m. The program will be presented by the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit.

King Midget Car Parade and Festival

Join us on June 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Food Matters Market in Brevard to explore the King Midget cars. They will parade through the city, beginning at the Sunset Motel and ending at Food Matters Market.

Children will be invited to take a ride in the cars, while other vehicles will be on display for you to climb into and see up close. There will be burgers and beverages for sale. All proceeds will be donated to the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 unit.

Faith Chapel Has Reopened

The Faith Memorial Chapel is open for the season and, as usual, the pastor and choir from Rocky Hill Baptist Church performed opening services this past Sunday. This lovely open-sided chapel is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend each year. Each week, the 11 a.m. service is led by a different preacher/denomination. This past Sunday, Rocky Hill’s pastor, Dr. Leland Holland, delivered a wonderful and patriotic message. The choir was lead by Lenoir Bishop. The organist was Rocky Hill’s own Suzanne Lawson, who did an amazing job on the new organ. Though the weather was unusually hot, the mornings were comfortable, and a nice breeze coming through the open-sides of Faith Chapel felt wonderful. Birds were singing not far away as a lizard slithered across one wall to the left of the pulpit.

To see the weekly schedule of visiting preachers at Faith Memorial Chapel, go to

Senior Conference

All seniors age 50 and above are invited to a “Senior Saints Celebration Conference” on Saturday, June 22, at the Carr’s Hill Baptist Church. The conference begins with a covered-dish breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and will end at approximately 12:30 p.m. This conference is for both men and women. The conference will provide valuable information for seniors, with one of the speakers being Angie Gregg, Western regional director for NCBAM (Baptist Aging Ministry). Another speaker will be Keith Dixon from Baptist Retirement Homes. Before and between speakers there will be music from various local church choirs.

After a quick break, there will be two “breakout sessions” starting at 11 a.m., where you can choose to hear from Pastor and Mrs. Todd Alewine and their segment entitled “God Is Not Finished With You Yet” (in the fellowship hall) or a talk on missions and mission trips by Pastor Alan Perry in the main sanctuary.

Carr’s Hill Baptist Church is located at 2719 Greenville Highway. The Carr’s Hill phone number is (828) 884-9306. For more information on the Senior Saints Celebration Conference and to sign up, call the Transylvania Baptist Association at (828) 877-3203.


Congratulations to Allen and Nancy Cadora, who are celebrating 58 years of marriage on June 11. We wish you many more.

Sherwood Forest Ladies Golf League

Sherwood Forest Ladies League Results for Monday, May 27. Even Holes - Front 9: Peggy Baldwin – 13; Low Net - Lois Bollini – 22; Low Gross - Louise Stroup - 35

Around The House

with Linda Young

I was visiting my friend in Washington, Ind., earlier this month. She is scheduled for back surgery in July and hasn’t been able to give her dog, Petey, a much needed bath because of back pain. I noticed the little dog was really miserable and was scratching himself endlessly. I couldn’t stand it and said, “Dnita, get me the dog shampoo, I’m washing your dog!” All was going well until I shifted my position on the edge of the tub, lost my balance and fell in sideways on my back with my legs hanging over the side of the tub. My friend was at the other end of the house at the time and couldn’t hear me holler, so I had to wait until she came back. Fortunately, we didn’t have to call the rescue squad. With her help I was finally able to get out of the tub relatively unscathed. The dog was very happy though.

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 [email protected] by Monday afternoon for the next two weeks.


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