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The Transylvania County Older Adult Resource Guide is available at the WNC Source Older Adult Services at 181 Hillview Ext., Brevard, NC. Their phone number is 828-884-2255. This guide has a wealth of information regarding help for older adults that is too numerous to list. Call them or check out their website at www.WNCSource .org for more information. You’ll be glad you did.

OYSTER ROAST AND VEGAN LOW COUNTRY BOIL AND FUNDRAISER! Join the Cedar Mountain Canteen and Whistlestop Market on January 22, 2023 at 1:00 pm -3:00pm for a community fundraiser! This is a Fundraiser for Cedar Mountain Community Center and Cedar Mountain Fire\Rescue Dept.

All tips from the day will be split between the Community Center and CMFRD plus profits from the vegan low country boil and oyster roast! Tickets are limited! If you are looking for information on our and Whistlestop’s community fundraiser vegan low country boil and oyster roast, you can buy tickets here:

This is a zero-waste event. Please bring your own non-disposable place setting and beverage container.


The Cedar Mountain Community Center will be hosting a Crockpot Cook-off on Saturday, February 4th with sampling starting at 5:30. Contestants should have your crock pots plugged in and 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.

CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace


Our Rocky Hill Baptist Church pastor, Dr. Leland Holland, came through his heart ablation at Mission hospital in Asheville on Monday very well, and spent the night there. His wife Deb stayed overnight with him.

The Blue Ridge Baptist Church was filled last Saturday during the memorial service for 61year-old Chris Baines. The 3 Bishop Brothers; Wayne, Myron, & Lenoir, honored their childhood friend with several great old gospel songs. Chris’s wife Renee Baines & their children Brandon and Katie were blessed by all the love shown for Chris. He will be missed.

Funeral services for Jimmy Owen were held Wednesday, January 18th. He is the father of Odell Owen (wife Antje) and loving grandfather to Kaitlyn Owen.

Both church and personal prayer lists seem to grow during the winter months, as there are more viruses, and falls, and illnesses born from being indoors so much especially with artificial heat. If you can, just a little time outdoors in the sunshine each day is said to improve ones overall health by leaps & bounds. Not that you should leap or bound outdoors alone. Finding more than two days in a row with sunshine seems tricky too. If you are “stuck” indoors these cold months please keep in touch with friends, neighbors, or family. We want our Cedar Mountain Community to stay well!

AROUND THE HOUSE – by Linda Packer Young

We plan to escape the frosty weather for a couple of weeks next month with a trip to Florida. The Infirmary (motor home) is getting some much needed maintenance in the meantime. There is a leak by the air conditioner on the roof and one of the water lines froze and broke a couple of weeks ago. We are also having them repair a booboo that happened on its maiden trip home from Winston-Salem in the dark. The bushes along the driveway got it. We have since trimmed those naughty bushes.

I discovered that, Sharon, my bridesmaid from 1964, runs a trailer park in W St. Cloud. She has invited us to stay a few days. It’s on a lake too. I haven’t seen her for many years so this will be a double treat. We also hope to visit relatives in the Tampa area as well.

My honey says one of the campgrounds even has a hot tub! Yeah! We just hope the weather is pleasant.


The Cedar Mountain News is here to ensure you know what is happening in the neighborhood and elsewhere in the area. Thank you for reading it. Your input is welcomed and encouraged. Please send all photos and/or news and announcements to Photos need to be close to 900 kb or better for publication in the news. The deadline for submissions is Monday night or early Tuesday.”


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