Cedar Mountain News


Last updated 1/2/2020 at 4:34pm

Blood Drive

In spite of the holiday weekend, there were 25 pints of blood, including two doubles, at our last blood drive on Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Cedar Mountain Fire Department. When a double red cell donation is given, the drawn blood is spun separating its components. The machine then removes only the red cells returning the platelets and plasma back to the donor.

Thanks to all who came to help save lives. The Cedar Mountain Fire Auxiliary will be hosting another drive soon.

Christmas Eve At Rocky Hill

The Christmas Eve service at Rocky Hill Baptist Church was very special indeed. Suzanne Lawson sang a solo as she played the piano. Choir leader Lenore Bishop sang “O Holy Night” as his solo. The congregation sang many Christmas songs intermittently during the service, and we ended with the Lord’s Supper. The next day – Christmas day – Pastor Leland and wife, Deb Holland, traveled to Indiana to spend a few days with their children and grandchildren. They are home now. On Sunday, Dec. 29, Dr. Mike Miller led the worship service at the 11 a.m. service at Rocky Hill in Dr. Holland’s absence.

Workout With Suzanne

As mentioned recently the free workout classes held at the Family Life Center building on Mondays and Wednesdays, led by Suzanne Lawson, are still going strong after four or five years. Suzanne says interested folks are invited to contact her via email at [email protected] The class continues on Friday mornings, too, though without Suzanne. Classes start at 10 a.m., with walking. At 10:30 a.m., chair and weight exercises begin. All are welcome.

BBQ For Sale

The Cedar Mountain F/R Auxiliary is selling leftover pork BBQ (67 pounds) to whoever wants it for $10 a pound. It’s perfect timing for those holiday parties. Contact Terie at (828) 885-7720 or Candy at (828) 884-2734 to order BBQ. All sales benefit the Cedar Mountain Fire Department.

Rent The Center

The Cedar Mountain Community Center is already booking rentals for next year. The center has a capacity of 150 standing and seating for 100. Our center is the perfect place for your reception, party, family reunion, business meeting or other activity.

You could get married outside on our beautiful patio and have your reception at the center. It can also be used as a dressing room for outdoor weddings. Food can be prepared in the commercial kitchen or you could have it catered by local professionals.

The interior of the center was refreshed with a new coat of paint last summer. Ceilings were repaired and repainted, and the ceiling fans and lighting were replaced. It looks terrific. Come and see.

To rent the center, call Caroline Chambers at (828) 290-9662.

Check out our website at http://www.cedarmountaincommunitycenter.com.

Christine’s Corner

Happy New Year! We are now into the year 2020 and, prayerfully, everyone is off to a great start.

Someone mentioned to me that they haven’t heard about my two pups lately. Linda mentions her cats regularly, probably because they’re always getting into some mischief. My pups, however, never do anything wrong (ahem). Jack, almost 6 years old (my Chihuahua/Corgi mix), is still protective of his rough-and-tumble little “brother” BoBo, who is almost 10 months old. BoBo is a “Malchi,” a Maltese/ Chihuahua mix. They’re smart, loving and cute. Both are a joy to me.

We have a visitor too: a large dog named Sadie that was rescued from the Animal Shelter this past summer. She is staying here temporarily with her rescuers, Mayra and Hokie Torres, and shows her gratefulness for being rescued every day. She is estimated to be about 6 years old and is likely of German Shepherd ancestry. She is a beautiful mahogany-brown color. Everyone lives in harmony and peace. That would all change if we had a cat in the house, ha-ha!

Celebrations Next Week

If you are having a birthday, wedding anniversary in January, let me know by calling (828) 885-2103 or email your information to [email protected], so I can add it to my list for next week’s Cedar Mountain News. Thank you and Happy New Year to you and yours.

Around The House

By Linda Young

Thanks to friends and family I had a wonderful Christmas holiday. I was invited to a friend’s home for Christmas dinner and enjoyed it immensely. Many thanks to my hosts. On Thursday I went to visit relatives vacationing at Lake Lure. It’s a vacation home, so they don’t have Internet, WiFi or TV. It’s a nice break really. We had a great time playing kids games with my great-niece and nephew. The weather was so mild we were even playing games outdoors on a picnic table next to the fire pit Thursday evening. It’s not often that you can do that at Christmas time.

Happy New Year To All From Cedar Mountain

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