Cedar Mountain News


Last updated 9/16/2020 at 4:54pm

Pat Dearbaugh

Spaghetti Supper

Plan ahead. The Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Auxiliary is planning a baked spaghetti supper drive-thru fundraiser at the Cedar Mountain Community Center Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Oct. 10 The menu will be baked spaghetti, salad, bread and a cookie. Suggested donation is $10.

It was necessary to do the drive-thru at the community center, so as not to block any doors at the fire station.

Blood Drives

Upcoming blood drives will be on Oct. 17, not Oct. 24 as reported in last week's news. There will also be a blood drive on Dec. 19. Blood drives are held between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Cedar Mountains Fire Department. Those whose lives have been saved by your donations thank you.

Cedar Mountain Community Center

If you have an event or meeting scheduled or need to schedule one, check with Caroline Chambers regarding your reservation. Her number is (828) 290-9662, or you can email [email protected] com. Come see our beautiful new pavilion, with picnic tables for your enjoyment.

CMCC Website

Our community center website is http://www.cedarmountaincommunitycenter.com/contact. It features upcoming events, current and past issues of the Cedar Mountain News, and much more. Check it out.

Another September Celebration

By Christine Pace

I learned of yet another birthday happening this month. Don Patrick will celebrate on Sept. 22. Don and Judy Patrick celebrated their wedding anniversary on Sept. 8. Congratulations you two.

If I miss listing your birthday or anniversary in the month it happens, email me with the information at [email protected] These "celebrations" only come along once a year.

My Pastor Loves Movies

Dr. Leland Holland, pastor of Rocky Hill Baptist Church, loves movies. Luckily for those of us in his "flock," we reap the rewards of his passion by being invited to watch many great movies on the big screen in the church sanctuary. We have been enjoying what I consider to be the best movie ever, in the past seven weeks, from the production company VidAngel. The movie is titled "The Chosen." I understand anyone can watch these on Youtube, too, but there is something to be said about sharing a great movie with friends (and church family) on a big screen. When the next series begins I'll be sure to let you know about it, as everyone is welcome. We are social distancing. I even dragged Linda Young to one such movie, bringing her an extra cushion to relax on. She was thrilled to see there were closed captions too. Thank you pastor Leland for sharing these movies you so love. I must say I am missing being able to go to movie theaters anymore. I didn't go often, and too often the movies I paid to see weren't what I had hoped for. Of course I always bought popcorn there and did enjoy that (OK, the popcorn couldn't compare to the free popcorn from ACE hardware next door; even ACE has had to stop offering popcorn during this pandemic). More often than not, if there were a superhero movie playing, such as "Superman," you'd see my pastor in the audience as well (ha-ha).

Good Neighbors

I am blessed now with such good neighbors. I've visited Linda Young at home more in the past four weeks then I ever had in a year, with her living less than a half mile from me now. Candy Gray walks her dog, and sometimes some other dogs, too, "up" to my cabin twice a day. She pops in to check on me and often helps me with one thing or another, especially if there is a bug slowly walking across the floor. She kindly picks it up and releases it back outdoors. Or, she brings me things: a three-way light bulb the other day to replace the one I needed in my three-way reading lamp. Thank you, Candy.

One day last week I decided to drive to Pretty Place to see how far it was from where I'm staying, and in just 7/10s of a mile I saw my friend Sheila Bayles at the road checking her mail. We chatted a good 30 minutes, and I never made it to my destination. But Sheila told me the distance, saving me the trip. It's not far. With so many living so close, I imagine they will seem miles away this winter if we get deep "snow."

Uh oh, the preacher says that's a bad word! Stay well everyone, and tell me or Linda what you are doing during these changing times. Thank you.

In Your Kitchen (A Trick Awaits)

I have a friend whose puppy got stuck onto one of those mouse stick-on pads. These pads are placed in areas, where a mouse may come inside your home as the weather turns colder. When a mouse steps onto the pad the mouse cannot escape; it is caught. My friend was frantic, as was her puppy. It took hours for her to cut her pup's fur away from the stick-on pad and finally ended in a trip to the dog groomer.

What a mess. But there's an easy solution: Look in your kitchen fridge or pantry and find something with oil in it. Butter, mayonnaise or olive oil will work. Smear some oil onto whatever is stuck to the stick-on pad and the pad will "slip" away. I learned this from a professional exterminator. He has released many things from these pads, including snakes, a bird, a 10-year-old girl's hair (who of course was afraid she'd have to have her beautiful locks cut off). "I don't like snakes," the professional said. "But I had a packet of mayonnaise from a to-go eating joint, and I squirted the mayo along the stuck snake, went indoors for just a moment, and when I came back out I saw the snake slithering away, minus the pad."

As the weather turns cooler, outdoor critters may try to come inside. So, if you use stick-on pads to stop them, and someone else gets stuck on it, I hope you'll find an easy solution right in your kitchen.

Sherwood Forest Ladies Golf

League results for Sept. 14: Eighteen players competed on the back nine in a game of low net. Winner: Pat Dearbaugh, with 25. Low gross: Georgia Osterc, with 35.

Around The House

By Linda Young

I finally finished attaching quarter round to the front of the treads on my basement stairs. Each step had to be individually measured due to the rock wall of my fireplace. No two steps were precisely the same width. Now I need to "finish" the knotholes with resin. Not looking forward to that because of the problem keeping my cats off them.

It's nice having my co-writer, Christine, living so close. We get to see each other more often and compare "notes."

Thank you for reading the Cedar Mountain News. Your contributions and comments 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.

Georgia Osterc


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