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CEDAR MOUNTAIN NEWS FOR THURSDAY, 2-15-24

FIRESIDE CHATS

Need something to do on a cold rainy or snowy day or maybe you’re just bored? The Cedar Mountain Community Center is having Fireside Chats every month continuing through the winter. Watch for more information on coming speakers.

 

On Wednesday, February 14, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm Bart Renner, of Transylvania County Cooperative Extension, will be giving a presentation regarding native plants and wildlife.   Mark your calendar and plan to attend.  If you missed it we have more coming up.

 

BLOOD DRIVE 2/17/24

Our next blood drive will be this Saturday, February 17 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Department at Cascade Lake and Greenville Hwy.  Please sign up now with the Red Cross at https://www.redcrossblood.org/.  We had a great turnout last time.  Let’s do it again. The life you save may be your own.

 

CEDAR MOUNTAIN FIRE RESCUE FUNDRAISERS

The auxiliary has plans for a pancake breakfast on March 16th and a BBQ fundraiser on May 25th.  You don’t want to miss these so mark your calendar now.  Everyone is invited.  Details will follow in the coming weeks.  Bingo is being considered for later in the spring.

 

ARE YOU GRIEVING A LOSS?

Find hope and healing after the death of a loved one at Grief Share

The Cedar Mountain Baptist Church is sponsoring a weekly grief support group called Grief Share.  This will be on Tuesdays from 6 pm – 7:30 pm March 5th through May 28th at the church 7765 Greenville Hwy in Brevard.  Contact Sheryl Maziarz at adm@cedarmountainbaptist.com at 828-966-4812 with any questions. Please register for the group at griefshare.org/findagroup.

 

CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace

“I never give my 3 pups rawhide; am very careful about that.” says Christine Pace, owner of  2-year-old Pomeranian “Rockefeller”.  “Some safe chews are gone in the blink of an eye!  The kind Rocky chews on makes it look as though he’s smokin’ his favorite cigar.  It lasts so long that he gets tired of it after a week or so.”  Christine says she smears “just a dab” of peanut butter on it then, wraps it tightly and puts it in her freezer.  In 2-3 weeks she’ll pull it back out and, when slightly thawed (but still chilled), and gives it back to one of her pups.  It’s like a brand-new treat to them and the cold makes it more enjoyable!  She suggests trying it with teething puppies too.

 

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

 

RECYCLING?

 

In this household and community, we are big on recycling everything we can, maybe to extremes.  I just learned on this site that I am putting stuff in the recycle bins that wasn’t meant to be recyclable.  For example:  Do not recycle any batteries (car, lithium, etc.), ceramic items, clothing or textiles, diapers disposable, cups (plastic and paper), electronics, food-tainted items, household glass, medical waste, hazardous waste, plastic bags/wrap, scrap metal/wood, shredded paper, Styrofoam/peanuts, tires, toys, cords, hoses, wires, etc.

 

Household glass is mentioned but I don’t know what is considered household unless they mean dishes and drinking glasses, light bulbs, etc.  I am guilty of throwing plastic cups in the recycle bin.  My bad, but now I know better.

 

Recycling saves you money as well.  Unless you hire someone to haul your trash, we rural dwellers have to take it to the local landfill site and pay $3.00 per 33-gal size bag.  That’s a lot of bags if you are filling them with plastic cartons and cans.

 

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The deadline for the CM News is Monday evening or early Tuesday morning unless otherwise notified.  Your news and announcements are most welcome, and we want to see more of it.

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