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Amazon Publishers recently sold the 1,000 th copy of THE VILLAGE AND THE TURNPIKE, with our

very own Cedar Mountain village being the “star” village in the book title. To celebrate the number 1,000

and to help the 3 authors recover from the shock of the number sold so far – pre-publication estimates

were from fifty to “a few hundred” copies sold – come join the authors in a happy drop-in at the Cedar

Mountain Community Center. The gathering will be from 2-3:30 pm on Friday, November 18. Coffee,

tea, and homemade sweets will be served. The 1,001 st copy of the book, signed on the spot by the authors,

will be given as a door prize.

There will be no speeches, but the authors have asked the four early manuscript readers (a hard job

indeed!) Aleen Steinberg, Marcy Thompson, Marty Grigsby, and Kirk Friedland to make a couple of

comments about what they did to get the authors through the early rough patches.

Do come and join in the fun.


On Monday night cars were parked 3 deep and across the road for the pre Thanksgiving dinner at the Cedar Mountain Community Center. There was an abundance of good food and deserts that quickly disappeared as a long line of hungry folks filled their plates. There was no meeting or program so we did a lot of “visiting” and eating.


On Sunday, December 4th at 2:30p there will be a Christmas Sing with refreshments being served afterwards at the Robin Hood Center.


The 2023 Cedar Mountain Historical Calendars are on sale at local businesses in the Cedar Mountain area.


To rent the Cedar Mountain Community center please contact us well before your event. Please send an email to with your proposed date as soon as possible. You may also apply online at https://www.cedarmountaincommunitycenter.

CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS: The pastor of Rocky HillBaptist Church celebrated his birthday on November 2nd. Clint Owings was at the beach during his birthday on the 3rd. Allen Cadora celebrated on Nov. 6th; Richard Packer on the 6th, Chris Baines on the 10th, and Wayne Bishop on November 12th. Two birthdays are coming up on Thursday the 17th: Joann Malavenda and Sandi Bishop. Elizabeth Fortner will gain a year on the 23rd, and Karen Ann Magge wraps up the birthdays that I know of, on Nov. 26th. NOVEMBER ANNIVERSARIES William (Dickie) & Regina Bouye were wed on the 6th of November; how many year’s ago? Myron & Sandi Bishop celebrated on the 11th, followed by Lenoir & Faith Bishop on the 15th. Myron & Lenoir are brothers. Calvin & Anne Guffey will celebrate wedded bliss on November 25th, and Jim & Jean Dunlap celebrate on the 28th.

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS: Three fine folks share a birth date on the 1st of December: Harry Busbee, Dickie Bouye, and Joe VanHook. Two birthdays on December 4th belong to Bobby Jones and Pauline Taylor. Luke Smith is gaining a year on Dec. 5th. Lucy Jones, Bobby’s younger wife, has a birthday on Dec. 11th. Mark Burdette will celebrate another year older on Dec. 13th. Sheila Bayles will celebrate on the 15th and Toney Murr on the 19th. And finally, my son Matthew Jones was born on Christmas Day (Dec. 25th) 48 year’s ago!

DECEMBER ANNIVERSARY: Just one December wedding anniversary that I know of, belongs to Jeff & Patricia Smith; on December 21st.

Happy birthday and Best Wishes & Congratulations to all listed! If you have a celebration not listed please let me know by email: or call me (Christine Pace): (828) 885-2103

AROUND THE HOUSE – by Linda Packer Young

Last Tuesday was a nightmare. My honey was in the hospital for pneumonia since early Monday morning and they dismissed him Wednesday afternoon. (He’s good now). We had an appointment Wednesday at Larry’s Auto Repair to make sure our Jeep was ready for a road trip Saturday. My kind neighbor, Susan, agreed to meet me there for a ride back home. I had an awful time getting back to the hospital though. The batteries were dead in both the Terrain and the pickup truck. I looked under the hood of the Terrain and was totally bewildered. The battery was like nothing I’d seen before and had no connections on top to jump start it. I did manage to jump-start the old pickup after dragging a 50 ft extension cord out to it and setting the jump starter on fast start. To top it off I had to go take care of the Jeep bill at the garage before they closed. I left the pickup at the garage and took the Jeep to fetch Richard who then drove the truck back home. I guess infirmity has yet to claim me.


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