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Last updated 4/22/2020 at 3:36pm

Sherwood Forest Friends

Like many organizations and businesses that have had to postpone or cancel events in light of the coronavirus quarantines that are in place, Sherwood Forest Friends has postponed our programs through May. We do plan to have information available on our website about each of the originally scheduled programs:

•On March 28 we posted a modified version of the Dark Skies program that we would have seen at the Cedar Mountain Community Center.

•On April 22 we posted information about the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and what that means locally. We will have to wait a while to schedule our traditional Earth Day planting.

•On May 1 we will have information about the N.C. Arboretum and a possible virtual tour to replace the day trip we had to postpone.

•On May 15, instead of meeting in the Robin Hood Barn, on our website we will have a version of our annual celebration of our Blue Ghosts.

We want everyone to know that Sherwood Forest Friends is still here and we are still providing entertaining and informative ways for you to spend your considerable time at home.

Like every other group/individual on the planet, we are trying to figure out how to do our jobs in this unusual and unprecedented environment.

We hope you check us out at Thank you for your support!

Cedar Mountain Community Center

The center is closed until further notice. We are looking at June for our first potluck.

Help Offered

John Wiseman and Kim Coram have offered to make sure that if anyone in Cedar Mountain is in need of food or conversation to call them at home at (828) 966-5367. With schools out they are concerned that some local children may be going hungry, especially on the weekends. They are concerned about those who are laid off, too. They want to help those in need in the community.

Cedar Mountain Blood Drive

“This is a big thank you to all you brave souls who donated blood at the Cedar Mountain Fire Department Saturday,” said Cindy Meffert. “In total, 42 very much needed life-saving pints were donated. You guys were heroes to donate. We more than doubled our normal donation. Your blood will save lives. The blood banks are at a historical low. If you could not donate Saturday, you may call the Red Cross and they can direct you to another donation site. Thank you again.”

Christine’s Corner By Christine Pace

At this writing, life-long Cedar Mountain resident and the choir leader of Rocky Hill Baptist Church Lenoir Bishop is preparing for major surgery on his leg this week on Tuesday at Park Ridge Hospital. He and his wife Faith ask for our prayers in healing.

I’ve heard several folks say they will be first in line for a hair appointment and/or a mani-pedi when the quarantine is lifted. I will need my brakes checked as I can hear the slight high-pitched hum telling me this will soon be needed. I’m not driving much now of course so that’s a good thing! I’m saving on gas, and even my auto insurance company is refunding 15 percent for April and May because of the limits we’re under.

Suddenly, I have much more “time.” Friends I keep in touch with say they are doing more cooking and experimenting in the kitchen; some are putting together puzzles at an alarming rate! I’m trying to teach my youngest pup a couple of new tricks. Luckily I am not spending much more time on my computer. I put myself on a limit; there are too many more important things to accomplish, like sanding and painting several furniture pieces or organizing a drawer.

I have written rather than emailed my grandchildren and sent a surprise package to my grandson living near Charlotte. On Sunday I watch one “live” broadcast then catch up with others on Facebook.

Finally, I take a short nap on most days. Why? That’s a good question, but I found that doing nothing is very tiring. But I’m staying home as much as I can, and staying safe. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our first Cedar Mountain Community Center!

Around The House By Linda Young

I hadn’t been to town for a week, so I had to go for some groceries. It was appalling to see how many disregarded their safety by wearing no protection at all. I was a minority wearing protection. Social distancing was pretty good inside the stores. Aisles at both at Ingles and Walmart had arrows for one-way traffic. Many didn’t pay any attention to the arrows or forgot to check like I did and had to turn around.

I made a mask from a bandana. I taped a baggy tie on the nose portion so it could be shaped to my nose and tied a knot in the bottom so that the mask covered even more than an official mask does. It was more comfortable too. When going to the stores I wore Nitrile gloves and sanitized them before taking them off outside the car. That way I can use them again.

Be safe and wear your masks and gloves. The life you save may be yours or a family member. COVID-19 is no joke.

On the lighter side, I have a male Titmouse beating itself to death trying to attack what he thinks is another male reflected in my windows. Pardon the expression, but there is bird snot splattered on my windows from his attempts to “get” his competition.

Oh, and my ice cream survived the power outage last week when I put it in the basement freezer. I know you were worried about that.

(Thank you for reading The Cedar Mountain News. Your contributions are encouraged and welcome. We’d like to hear what’s going on if you would like to share. Email your news or any questions to [email protected] by Monday evening.)


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