CEDAR MOUNTAIN NEWS FOR THURSDAY MARCH 19TH, 2020

DARK SKIES PROGRAM

The Dark Skies program scheduled for March 28th at the CMCC at 2:00 pm has been canceled. It will be rescheduled for a future date.

COMING BLOOD DRIVES

These are the blood drive dates for 2020 as assigned to The Cedar Mountain Fire/Rescue auxiliary by the Red Cross; April 18, June 20, August 22, October 24, and December 19 from 8:30a – 12:30p. Be sure to add these dates to your new 2020 calendar so you don’t forget. Those whose lives have been saved by your donations thank you.

SHERWOOD FOREST LADIES GOLF LEAGUE SEEKS NEW MEMBERS

The Sherwood Ladies Golf League is seeking new members for its upcoming season. The league plays 9 holes every Monday morning from April 6th - October 12th. The April starting time is 10 AM. The league is open to any golfer, any age or ability level, who is interested in fun, yet competitive 9-hole play. New members are welcome at any time during the season. For more information, please email Lin at lk3596@yahoo.com.

RENT THE CENTER

The Cedar Mountain Community is booking rentals for this 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 even 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 may 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 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 https://www.cedarmountaincommunitycenter.com/

CHRISTINE'S CORNER Who would have thought there would be all the changes we are experiencing now, due to a virus? Precautions are in place and will increase I imagine when or if we get the Coronavirus in Transylvania county. I have plenty to keep me busy if I feel the need to sequester myself; painting, plus I recently loaded up with books from our library. Maybe I'll even practice at home for this year's Easter Cantata, that is if we have it this year. Praying for everyone's well-being. My granddaughter who attends Liberty University had her mission trip to Turkey canceled shortly before they were to leave. She is home in Brevard now for spring break. My grandkids are all at home, instead of being in school, as the NC governor proclaimed that this should be. Youngest grandson Cooper has had all his soccer practices & games canceled, at least for the remainder of March. I got a call this morning from the volunteer AARP tax preparation office in Brevard, stating they had to discontinue offering their services the rest of this year, and I fully understand that too. My April 4th appointment was therefore canceled. As all the closings and cut-backs take place in our county I am pleased to hear of so many individuals offering to go shopping for those who wish to stay away from crowds. And the many restaurants offering call-ahead curb-side service! And the library, while open, will gladly run your reading needs out to your car as well. We live in such a kind & giving community. Rocky Hill Baptist Church held regular services this past Sunday, yet Carr's Hill did not. Still, as I am on the automated calls-all list from Carr's Hill I was able to hear an abbreviated sermon from pastor Shane Hardesty at 11:30 am Sunday morning. You can reach the pastor of Rocky Hill, Dr. Leland Holland, at (828)862-5611 to ask about future services there. Why was I home for pastor Hardesty's sermon instead of at Rocky Hill? I was ill! I woke up Thursday morning with a 24-hour stomach bug that instead lasted 72 hours! When one asked if I was going to the ER or my doctor I said "No, there is nothing they can do for this. Besides, I don't want to be around all the sick people!" As of this writing, I am doing much better. I hope you are well as well. Let Linda or me know of your thoughts, travels, celebrations, etc. We'll get through this too.

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Young

Going to town Tuesday is difficult to describe. It was like a weird Christmas Day with no decorations. All restaurants were take-out only.

I had a doctor’s appt and the parking lot was empty except for one other car. I did get extra special attention from my doc since I was his only patient for that time period. He gave me detailed lessons on how to use my home blood pressure machine. As it turned out I was doing it all wrong. Thank goodness I didn’t have t buy a new one.

My neighbors and I have formed a neighbor’s alliance for lack of a better description. Two neighbors live alone so we are going to make it a daily thing to check on each neighbor every day and report whether you are OK or not. We have always looked out for one another but not this closely. It mostly consisted on letting everybody know you would be gone for awhile so they would watch your house.

This is something you and your closest neighbors might want to consider at least until this flu crisis is over.

Take care of yourselves.

Thank you for reading The Cedar Mountain News. Your contributions are encouraged and welcome. We’d love to hear what’s going on if you would like to share. Please email your news or any questions to cedarmountainnews@gmail.com by Monday evening.

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