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Last updated 8/5/2020 at 5:17pm

Patricia Stahl spotted these wild Turks Cap lilies across a field off the Greenville Highway. She had to battle tall weeds to get to the lilies. We are glad she did. She guessed they were 6-to-7 feet tall.

Dear Readers,

Take care of yourselves and others by wearing your masks, washing your hands, and keeping social distancing recommendations. During this COVID-19 crisis, many lives may depend on it.

Build A Birdhouse Contest

On Saturday, Aug. 8, there will be a birdhouse contest for all ages. You may pre-register at http://www.sher There will be separate entry levels for youth, families and adults. If you haven't had a chance to pre-register for the contest, don't worry. Just bring your birdhouse on Aug. 8 to the Cedar Mountain Community Center. You might win. Entries need to be dropped off between 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Cedar Mountain Community Center. Masks are mandatory. Judging will be from 10:45 a.m. to noon and will be closed to the public. Awards will be announced at noon, and entries must be picked up by 1 p.m. The birdhouses will be judged on craftsmanship, aesthetics and imagination.

Cash and "surprises" will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category. All kids who enter in the "Youth" or "Family" category will receive a ticket for a free ice cream cone at Creekside Market.

This contest is sponsored by Sherwood Forest Friends, Nature Nuts and the Cedar Mountain Community. All attendees must wear masks and practice physical distancing during drop off and pick up.

Free Movies

Free movies are being held at the Creekside Market: "Big Fish" (PG-13) Aug. 7; "Cold Mountain" (R) Aug. 10; "Brave Friday" (PG) Aug. 14; and "The Waterboy" (PG-13) Aug. 17.

Bring your own lawn chair, beverages and snacks if you wish. The movies start at 9 p.m. Call Creekside Market at (828) 885-2810 for more information.

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. Both are concerned that some local children may be going hungry, especially on the weekends. They are concerned about those who are laid off too.

Homecoming At

Rocky Hill

This year, Homecoming at Rocky Hill will be different. Everyone should be careful with social-distancing, wearing masks and washing their hands to protect themselves and others. The sanctuary will be limited to 45 folks inside the church. There will be room in the Family Life Center building for overflow. A radio will be tuned to FM 87.9, so all can hear what is being said in the sanctuary. Those who prefer to stay in their vehicles may listen to their car radio. Radio station FM 87.9 can reach up to 1-and-a-half miles.

Homecoming services will begin, as usual, at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 23. There will be no bulletin. Music will predominate, as usual, with special singing as well. A visiting preacher, Ralph Lee, will give the message and read a list of "remembrances" of church members who have passed this past year.

Offering plates will be placed inside the front door. No meal or fellowship will take place following Homecoming services this year. Everyone is welcome.


A drive-through barbecue dinner will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, at the front of the Cedar Mountain Community Center. We expect to have our 2021 calendars ready for sale at that time.

CMFRD Blood Drive

A blood drive will be held at the Cedar Mountain Fire Station from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22. Everyone will need to park behind the fire station and be screened before coming in the back door. There is an ongoing critical need for blood, as many are not leaving their homes. It is strongly encouraged to come to donate in this time of great need.

Sherwood Forest

Ladies Golf League

League results for Aug. 3: Despite the drizzle, 22 players competed on the front nine in a Shamble Scramble. The winning foursome was made up of Marcia Bryant, Louise Stroup, Pat Dearbaugh and Carol Mitchell, with a team score of 133, and nicely assisted by Carol's chip-in eagle on #8. Two teams came in with a 136.

Around The House

By Linda Young

I have heard claims that "Alexa" is listening to you. This was proven last week. Since my DirecTV receiver hadn't been replaced yet, I was sitting in my recliner, with a lapful of cats, playing games on my Kindle. It was 11:30 p.m., and I announced to my cats, "I'm going to bed." Unbidden, "Alexa," spoke up and said, "Goodnight, Linda, Sweet Dreams." Needless to say, I was flabbergasted. I hadn't even said the word "Alexa" all day.

Thanks again to my neighbor who called DirecTV and got me a discount on my bill, along with three months of HBO.

When the service tech was here, I discovered the "surge protector," I thought I was using, was actually just a power strip. I replaced that immediately, and I hope I have no further problems with lighting bolts killing my receiver.

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. Please email your news or any questions to [email protected] by Monday evening.


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