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This is my 25th year of writing the Cedar Mountain News and I’m not giving up yet.

Linda Packer Young.


Terie Girolamo was speechless, when she discovered all the cars at the Cedar Mountain Community Center were there for her. She just turned 75 and planned to stay home until family coaxed her into going out for dinner. Dinner turned out to be a full house of friends and neighbors and a potluck at the community center just for HER. The look on her face was priceless. Terie is very active with the community center and was recently elected president of the board. She also tireless participates in the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Auxiliary, serving as secretary, working on fundraisers and other duties as needed. She was extremely deserving of such a party. Congratulations, Terie – we appreciate you.


The Cedar Mountain Community Center will be hosting a Crockpot Cook-off on Saturday, February 4th with sampling starting at 5:30 pm. Contestants need to have your crock pots plugged in and food ready to serve by 5:15 pm. Any dish that can be cooked in a crock-pot is acceptable, i.e. soups, chili, desserts, pot roast, BBQ, etc. A $5.00 donation is requested to receive a ticket to vote on your favorite crock-pot entry. Awards will be presented to the top 3 contestants. If you would like to bring a copy of your recipe or ingredients, we will display it with your entry. See you there.

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

My big news is that I turned 80 last Sunday. My honey snuck a cake into the house and presented it to me with a big 80 candle. What was hilarious is that the bakery wrote Happy Brithday to Linda on the cake. My honey couldn’t get the lid off the cake and it sorta took a beating. Loved it anyway. It’s the thought that counts. I also got chocolates and a sweet birthday card. Yeah!

I didn’t think I was “losing it yet” until I sewed a button back on a pair of pants only to discover I’d sewed it on the wrong side. I didn’t notice that until I put them on to wear. I did a very good job too.

We had to drive all the way to Franklin, NC to get my driver’s license renewed. It was scheduled for 8:45 am Monday so we stayed overnight in Franklin. I couldn’t get an appointment anywhere any sooner than January 23rd and I made the appointment last November. I had intended on getting the new REAL ID license, but was told I had to have a copy of my marriage license from my first marriage to show that name change from my maiden name. I had no idea that was required. I could only renew to a regular license. I don’t plan on needing a Passport any time soon so I’m OK with that.


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