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This month’s potluck is Monday, May 8th. Please have your dish to share on the serving tables by 6:15 pm so we can line up for chow at 6:30 pm.


There will be a special treat during the potluck. Tanamayi (TerraNova Center) and her sister Abirami from the State of Tamil Nadu in Southern India will be here. Her sister, Abirami is visiting from India for a short time and has offered us a taste of ancient Carnatic music. Please be sure to give her your full attention.


Following the potluck we will have a geology presentation by Geologist, Quintin Overocker, of Brevard College who will discuss the geology of our area and the Brevard Fault. He won’t focus exclusively on the Brevard Fault but intends to discuss the Geology of the Southern Appalachians and Caesar's Head area.

Mr. Overocker earned his BS in Geology from Western Illinois University and MS in Geology from the University of Tennessee. After college, he was a Grade Control Geologist at the Stillwater Mine in Montana, the only platinum and palladium mine in the United States. He is currently the Registrar and adjunct Geology instructor at Brevard College.


Get ready for a great BBQ Fundraiser on May 27 from 11 am – 2 pm at the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Department. Musicians Owen Grooms, who plays the banjo and mandolin, and Greg Trollinger also a great banjo player, will be entertaining us.


Each year on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend begins the summer season of the beautiful open-sided Faith Memorial Chapel located on Stone Lake Road (across from the Cedar Mountain Fire Department). Rocky Hill Baptist Church opens for Faith Memorial, with church service at 11:00 AM. Dr. Leland Holland, pastor of Rocky Hill Church will bring the message. All are welcome! You may contact Dr. Holland at Rocky Hill church at (828)862-5611

Faith Memorial Chapel remains open every year from Memorial Day through Labor Day. They bring a different message from a different church denomination each Sunday.

CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace


The first local gourd show of the year was held last weekend at the Ghost Creek Gourd Farm in Lauren’s, SC. There were classes in Weaving on gourds, Pyrography (wood burning), painting, and ink dyes. There’s so much that can be done with the hard-shell gourd.

The next gourd show will be held in Waynesville, NC. Over 60 classes plus several quick “make ‘n takes” will be offered! Dates are June 6-10th. More information is on their website:

Mark Your Calendar now for our Cedar Mountain 3-day event, the “Mountain Gourd Gathering” held in the Family Life Center next to Rocky Hill Baptist Church! Dates for this, our 11th year, are August 10, 11 & 12th. To be put on our mailing list please email


The Cedar Mountain Fire Department has an active “Auxiliary” that meets at the fire department once a month. They help at blood drives and BBQs and pancake breakfasts, and other fundraisers. It’s a great group! The president of the Auxiliary is Candy Gray, who invites anyone interested in joining our group to “text”, her personally at: (843) 991-2734


Our long-time choir leader, Lenoir Bishop, is no longer with our church. He will be greatly missed! The church is actively looking for a choir leader to fill Lenoir’s shoes. As many know, Lenoir is part of the Christian Gospel singing group Isaacs Well. Their popularity has the group, including Lenoir, traveling most weekends to deliver their special ministry in music. I wish my friend Lenoir Bishop well.



My oldest granddaughter Cassi Harris will “walk” at Liberty University in Virginia this month! The family is going in two cars to celebrate Cassi’s achievement. She will not be returning with us but will instead remain at Liberty in pursuit of her Master's degree.


Belated happy birthday wishes to Dawn Skerrett who celebrated on May 2nd. Arthur Bishop and Patricia Smith also celebrated on May 3rd.

Cindy Greene will celebrate this Friday, May 5th. On the 6th Daniela Araujo-Jones & Rick Williams & Elisa Pace & Barbara Streeper will all gain a year!

May 7th is the birth date for Rob Travis, Suzanne Lawson, and Candy Gray. My birthday (Christine Pace) is Monday, May 8th. Catherine Ritch will celebrate on May 9th, and Tony Hemphill on May 10th.

May 13th is the birthday of Megan Bryan, and the 17th is Hank Bayles’ special day. Megan Raines’ birthday is May 18th, followed by Calvin Guffey on the 22nd.

Winding up the May birthdays is Judy Barksdale who is celebrating on the 30th.


Today, Thursday, May 4th, has two couples celebrating their wedding anniversaries: Joe & Jane VanHook, and James & Joee Taylor. Clint & Beth Owings will celebrate on May 15th. Tony & Diane Hemphill celebrate another year of wedded bliss on May 31st! A belated Happy Anniversary to Scott & Jennifer Russell who celebrated in April.

Congratulations & best wishes to you all!

If I missed your May “celebration” please let me know at: Thank you! Christine Pace (828)885-2103


League results for May 1: On a windy but sunny morning that felt more like Nov. 1 than May 1, we played the back nine in a game of 1-2-3 Waltz. The team game, with 16 women playing, was won by the foursome of Mel Kassab, Kim Vernace, Louise Stroup, and Sue Wojcik. Low gross winner: Georgia Osterc. Low net winner: Sandy Grollnick. Join us next Monday for our 9 a.m. start on the front nine. Here's hoping the weather will be warmer.

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

Since we have a lot of traveling coming up, we needed current vet checkups for our kitty kids. After Nozee’s little toe accident in Florida, we realized we needed a full vet history for them showing vaccinations and medical history in case it was needed.

We left for Hendersonville via Crab Creek/Kanuga Road at 1 pm which was plenty of time for the 2 pm appts. Halfway to Hendersonville there was a ROAD CLOSED SIGN with no warning or even a flagger. There was a trench dug in the road all the way across. We had to turn around and go all the way back to Brevard to pick up Hwy 64 and go to Hendersonville that way. I called the vet to let them know we would be late and why. They said if we weren’t there by 2:15 p.m. we’d have to reschedule. At that point, we were 25 minutes away. Traffic on 64 was averaging 35 MPH. We actually made it to the vet at 2:12 p.m. At first they said they said they couldn’t see both cats but they did and the kitties are ready to go. Next stop Georgia for fishing.


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