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Liberty Leader Newspaper December 2009Community Newspaper By The Community For The Community



Vol 5, Issue 12,

A Community Paper—By The Community—And For The Community
Free Paper — Bringing the Liberty , Staley , Julian, Clim ax and Snow Camp Areas Together— Online At

5 Years And

Community Events
Celebrating Christmas in Liberty
Saturday December 5th. Liberty Christmas Parade starting at 2:30 through the streets of downtown. Saturday December 5th. Immediately after the Parade (3:30- 5:30) there will be a Christmas Craft Celebration at the Liberty School Cafeteria, free to all children accompani ed by an adult. Children will have the opportunity to make a Christmas ornament and craft while watching a short Christmas movie. An interactive Christmas story will be told. Christmas carols will be sung. Refreshm ents will be served. FREE EVENT Canned Food Donation will accepted to support our local food bank. Monday evening December 7th.(rain date Monday Decemb er 14th) The Christmas Tree Lighting. Starting at 5:00 pm. This event is going to be bigger and better this year. Music, local talent, live nativity, Santa, puppet show, local craft vendors, downtown merchants will remain opened. Free hot dogs, pop corn, hot chocolate, water and coffee will be provided by local citizens, churches, and businesses. Come out and Celebrate Christmas in Liberty. Raffle tickets will be given out with a canned food donation to enter a drawing for a free bike and other gift items.

Monday 7 Dec 7
(Raindate Dec 1 4) 14 5:00 to 9 :00 Special Guest
“Cindy Farmer”

Che ck Out Santa’s List For
Liberty Christmas Tree Lighting Free Photo with Santa By Freedom Family Church Free Hotdogs By Bruchon Family Free Hot Chocolate By Watermark Fellowship Ch Free Popcorn By Loflin Funeral Home Liberty Free Puppet Show By Bethel Baptist Church Free Music Lined Up By Celebrate Liberty’s Children Sound System Provided By Tanner’s Revenge Band Free Water & Coffee By Liberty Tax Live Nativity Scene By Parks Crossroad Christian Ch Local Downtown Business Open Check Them Out While Strolling Free Tram Rides For Kids By Randolph Telephone Free Helium Balloons By Randolph Telephone Tree Provided By Liberty Chiropractic Lights For Tree By Liberty Chamber Luminaries By Liberty Girl Scouts Food Drive Win Prizes For Donation Food Court with additional foods Provided For Cost By Ye Old Country Kitchen Tram Ride By Randolph Telephone Several Local Vendors and Artist Fresh Cut only a day old Live Christmas Trees And Wreaths Numerous other activities Come out for the free FUN!!!!

Post your event
November 14-Fall Festival/Auct. 14-Variety Show 14-Gospel Singing 14-Veteran Celebrate 15-Jazz Band 20-Free Block P arty 21-Seniors P rom 21-BBQ/Bazzar 21-Showcase 21-Benefit/Dinner/Auc 24-Library Craft Day 25-Community Thanksgiving Service December 2-5 Live Nativity 5– Liberty P arade 7-Liberty Tree Lightng 12-Staley P arade 12-Snow Camp P arade

Liberty Leader Ph 404-9791 Fx 622-4298
[email protected]

Sponsored By Liberty Chamber Of Commerce
If any local church es, Sunday school classes, or interested citizens would like to volunteer, participate in or contribute time or supplies to these events please contact The Chamber of Commerce 622-4937, The Liberty Leader Newspap er 404-9791 or Teresa Bruchon 6221362 for furth er info rmation.


Sche dule Of Stage Ente rtainment
5:30 - Liberty Early Childhood Center Pre-K 5:45 - Liberty School Kindergarten classes 6:00 - Santa comes Every 30 Minutes On Main 6:15 - April Miller Street Live Puppet Show 6:30 - Faith Walker 4 6:45 - Keith Bartell Liberty Showcase—Free 7:00 -7:30 - Tanner's Revenge Admission and Live 7:30 - 8:00 Staley Baptist Choir

For Upcoming Liberty Events

From The Liberty Leader Newspaper

Liberty Leader Wishes All The Readers A Great Thanksgiving
Holiday Issue November
Next Issue Of The Liberty Leader Jan 4

" Believing

in God will save you from a devil's he ll... believing God will take you to a whole new level of living!"


STALEY TOWN COUNCIL Cordially invites you to participate in this year’s STALEY CHRISTMAS PARADE

To be held 2:00 pm – SATURDAY – DECEMBER 12, 2009 PLEASE NOTE NEW TI ME
There will be no charge for entries this year. By participating in this event you automatically agree to the following: The Staley Town Council and/or any individual acting on its behalf may not be held accountable fo r any loss of funds, damage to property, or injury as a result of particip ation in this event. All parade traffic will line up on Weeden Street between Brooksdale Road and Olivers Chapel Road beginning at 1:00 pm. Due to the confusion fo r children, there are to be NO other Santa Claus’ except the one at the end of the parade sponsored by The Staley Town Council. There will be zero tolerance for any form of horseplay associated with any parade entries. There will be no unnecessary riding up and down the streets by any parade participants (most especially off-road vehicles and 4-wheelers). All participants are ex pected to line up promptly and turn engines off until time for the parade to begin. All horses will fall in line BEHIND Santa at the very end of the parade. As in the past, there will be a contest for best float. A float is defined as a deco rated entry that is pulled behind another vehicle. First place - $50.00, Second place $25.00, Third place - $25.00. If you are interested in entering the contest, you must get a judging number from a member o f the town council located at the intersection of Weeden Street and Olivers Chapel Road prior to the beginning of the parade. We strive to make the Staley Christmas Parade a fun and safe environm ent fo r every one and thank-you in advance for your cooperation.

I hope I get a gift from Liberty Area for Christmas…. I love the local gift certificates and the unique gifts that can not be bought any where else.

Y’ALL Come Back Café
119 S Fayetteville St—Downtown Liberty

Mon to Fri 6am to 2pm, Sat 6am to 11am, Closed Sunday —————————————————————————————-

(A Place Where Friends Gather To Eat)

Daily Specials Everyday
Seniors Receive Free Drink With Meal Kids Menu

Y’All Come Back Cafe

Free Kids Movie And Craft Time Sat Dec 5—3:30 to 5:30 Following Christmas Parade To Be Held In Liberty School Cafeteria
(Parent Supervision Required)

Purchasing goodies during parade supports youth missions The Sandy Creek Baptist Church Youth Group will be selling home-made baked goods during the Liberty Christmas Parade Dec. 5. All proceeds will go toward their 2010 Mission Trip to Buffalo, N.Y. Look for their table in front of Liberty T ire and Auto at 232 North Greensboro Street and support this important fundraiser. For more details about Sandy Creek or this mission trip, call 622-7414 or visit www.

Free Movies Free Craft Sections Free Snacks Sponsored By Liberty Downtown Revitalization Committee

Calling All entries Cars, floats, Lets make this a great hometown parade

Pickup y our registration forms at The Liberty Chamber Of Commerce

Snow Camp Christmas Parade

Sat Dec 12th=Noon
Starts and Ends At Sylvia School

Staley Christmas Parade


Sat Dec 12th=2:00pm
Sponsored By The Town Of Staley

101 S. Fayetteville Street - Liberty, NC Phone 336-622-3844 SMOKE FREE / ALCOHOL FREE

Liberty Showcase Invites Everyone To Join Us After The Tree Lighting Monday Dec. 7th 6 PM - 9 PM Admission Is FREE! For A Special Night Of Gospel Singing
Chad & Kristi Christmas Show Join Us And Make This The Best Christmas Show!

GRAND OPENING Dominion Center Of Hope
December 7th This is an outreach center for the whole community of Liberty and surrounding area.

Grand Opening
The Hall Brothers

Saturday December 19—7:30pm Tickets As Follows: Show Only $10 Dinner & Show $25
Reservations For Dinner Must Be Made No Later Than Thursday Noon

Harvest International Ministry
Welcomes You To

Saturday December 12—7:30pm Tickets Are As Follows: Show Only $11 Dinner & Show $26
Reservation For Dinner Must Be Made No Later Than Thursday Noon

Special Guest Christian Wolfe

Discover the Plan, Purpose and Destiny God Has For Your Ife

Sundays 10:30 a.m.
Pastor James English Jr. (Graduate of World Harvest Bible College, ordained & licensed by Pastor Rod Parsley)


Want A Different Get Together This Christmas Why Not Bring The Gang Out For The Holidays To One Of The Upcoming Shows We Can Offe r You The Full Turn Key -Catered Meal Upstairs & 622Followed By The Show -Call For More Details 622-3844

The Liberty Showcase
101 Fayetteville St, Liberty, NC 27298 Office 336-622-6810

A Lifelong Dream… “Church And Me”

With a team of her friends, Wendi Martin has made her lifelong dream a reality. Wendi, of Pleasant Garden, is the author of the new book Church & Me ~ From A to Z & NEW Church & Me Karaoke CD released November 25th. There has been much excitement surrounding her first book. If you have ever met Wendi, you All Types of Home Repair and would remember her by her friendly contagious smile, Remodeling. 25 Years Exp. which has won her the nickname of “ Smiley.” Wendi believes the achievement of her dream has been made possible only through the doors God has opened for her. A few weeks after the vision of a song Consistent Great Quality Of Work and book came to her in a dream, later, the realization Great Customer Service came to Wendi that this book would be possible to Great Prices create if she used real images of children in church. We Look Forward To Hear From You!!! She mentioned this idea to her friend friends Rachel Kimball & Tonya Caudle, photographers, and within a “Holiday Travel, the Flu, and You” month, a photo shoot was held at Bethlehem UMC in ‘Tis the season! The flu season, that is. As you travel far and wide for holiday celebraClimax. Dawn Hart, a graphic designer, held the key tions, the Randolph County Health Department would like to remind you of some tips to this project. Wendi shared with Dawn how she en- to keep you and yours as healthy as possible: visioned the images and layouts in her book would Know when you should NOT travel. If you have flu-like symptoms (fever, look. Dawn began creating the templates. cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue, Wendi Martin and Husband, With 35 overjoyed children ready to be in a book, it and sometimes diarrhea and vomiting) you should NOT travel. Kelly Martin (Liberty Local) was by far an exciting day. Many of the parents raved If you are sick, stay home. Anyone with flu-like symptoms should stay home at the excitement and smiles on the children’s faces. It until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours without using fever reducwas really hard to know who was more excited: the parents, the kids, or the “team” ing medicines, like Tylenol. creating the book! From there it was a roller coaster ride. Not only has God opened the Get Vaccinated. Be sure you are up-to-date with all your routine vaccinations. Get both the seasonal flu vaccine (if available) and the H1N1 flu vaccine as soon doors necessary to complete the book, but He has also included a door for the song that as possible. inspired the book. Wendi tried to put the idea of making a CD on the backburner. However, God had other plans. God had given Wendi the tune and the words. One Pack a travel health kit that contains baSunday morning, a young man named Todd Johnson visited her church. Todd had a sic first aid and medical supplies. You reco rding studio and was in school studying music. Speaking from her heart, Wendi may want to include a thermometer, tisshared her dream with Todd, who instantly caught the excitement and is in the process sues, antihistamine, decongestant, mediof making a sound track listing, along with instrumentation. Now, we have Church & cine for pain or fever (such as acetaMe Karaok e which is a split-track perfect for chiildren to sing & dance to for fun OR minophen/Tylenol, aspirin, or ibuprofo r Children's Choirs performan ces, Childcare Centers or easy listening in the car! Church & Me would make an excellent gift for a child who enjoys church. It would fen), cough suppressant/expectorant, also make a superb gift for a child who has never experi enced chu rch, introducing cough drops, antidiarrheal medication, them to the joy of God and the things that are special about church. This book & CD is and your health insurance card (either a treasure fo r both children and adults alike ... share it with someone you love today! your regular plan or supplemental travel There will be a Church & Me booth at the Liberty Tree Lighting on Monday, December 7th. Plan to attend and receive an autograph ed copy of the book and CD! Visit health insurance plan). for more in formation. Be prepared for health screenings in airports. Due to the H1N1 flu pandemic, airport staff may be checking the health of arriving "I can do all things through Christ you strengthens me.” Philippians passengers. Travelers may be checked for fever and other symptoms of H1N1 4:13 flu, and their travel may be delayed.

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As always, practice good hygiene. Wash your hands often. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or a sleeve. Avoid close contact with people who are ill. For more information about flu prevention, call 318-6FLU or visit

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252 W Swannanoa Ave (Liberty Plaza) Liberty, NC

Ph 336-622-1518—Fx 336-622-1668

Sun—Thur 10:30am to 10:00pm Fri—Sat 10:30am to 11:00pm

Small Town Main Street Grant Program Update
Well, last month the committees and their members got together, for a walk o f downtown Liberty. The group took a look at what would encompass the downtown area. The facilitators gave us the guidelines for the downtown district. Several asked about the town as a whole and the answer made since. You have to take one are and work on it and this will cause other areas to fall in line as time goes. One gentlemen beside me made a good comment. You may want to eat the whole pie in one bite, but you can not, you have to eat it one piece at time. Also those bite must be a size you can manage. As we walked we were to all look at items from our committees targets that was laid out in last months story. The group came up with a lot of great ideas. Such as in front on the barber shop, add a actual cross walk and that already had a dip in the curb for handicap access. To fix broken areas in side walk. How to open up the eyes of the stores. That would be to encourage local business owner to remove the boarded up window to give depth to their buildings. The ideas flowed from all. The group went back to break up in committee groups to review action items. From Economic Development, to Design Development, to Promotions Committee and final Administration. The groups had great turnout of members and the juices flowed fo r hours, with the brainstorming in full flow. Actually several o f the committees decided to meet prior to the normal monthly meeting. The committees are encou raging community involvement. Want to be part of one of the committees? Just contact the town how and express your interest in which committee you would like to learn more about . Well these are some exciting times but with challenges.

Ebenezer Scrooge was unhappy not because of a failure to get but to give, and this, I submit, is the most important message of Christmas.

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Private Parties Welcome Catering Services Millstone Catering is available everyday. Call and book your holiday events now. Catering available on sight at our Burlington & Snow Camp location or we will come to you! Call to order your Hickory Smoked Hams, pies and cakes.

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Phone (336) 376-6660

*Closed Christmas and Christmas Eve*

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Several Christmas Shopping Ideas At Teague’s Market

A woman's daughter had asked the local minister to come and pray with her mother. When the minister arrived, he found the woman lying in bed with her head propped up on two pillows. An empty chair sat beside her bed. The minister assumed that the woman had been informed of his visit. I guess you were expecting me, he said. 'No, who are you?' said the mother. The minister told her his name and then remarked, 'I saw the empty chair and I figured you knew I was going to show up..' 'Oh yeah, the chair,' said the bedridden woman. Would you mind closing the door?' Puzzled, the minister shut the door. 'I have never told anyone this, not even my daughter,' said the woman. 'B ut all of my life I have never known how to pray.. At church I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer, but it went right over my head.' I abandoned any attempt at prayer,' the old woman continued, ' until one day four years ago, my best friend said to me, ' Prayer is just a simple matter of having a conversation with Jesus Here is what I suggest. 'Sit down in a chair; place an empty chair in front o f you, and in faith see Jesus on the chair. It's not spooky because he promised, 'I will be with you always'. 'T hen just speak to him in the same way you're doing with me right now.' 'So, I tried it and I've liked it so much that I do it a couple of hours every day. I'm careful though. If my daughter saw me talking to an empty chair, she'd either have a nervous breakdown or send me off to the funny farm.' The minister was deeply moved by the story and encouraged the old woman to continue on the journey. Then he prayed with her, anointed her with oil, and returned to the church. Two nights later the daughter called to tell the minister that her mama had died that afternoon. Did she die in peace?' he asked. Yes, when I left the house about two o'clock, she called me over to her bedside, told me she loved me and kissed me on the cheek. When I got back from the store an hour later, I found her .. But there was something strange about her death Apparently, just before Mom died, she leaned over and rested her head on the chair beside the bed. What do you make of that?' The minister wiped a tear from his eye and said, 'I wish we could all go like that.' Prayer is one of the best free gi fts we receiv e. I asked God for water, He gave me an ocean. I asked God for a flower, He gave me a garden I asked God for a friend, He gave me all of YOU... If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. Happy moments, praise God. Diffi cult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God Painful moments, trust God Every moment, thank God.

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How Many Papers Does Liberty Leader Deliver?
Well a picture is worth 3,000 copies…. As show in the picture beside is a load of papers coming from the printers. ….. Another fact...Octobers Paper was read by 705 people…… The paper is 28 pages with a total of 23,192 words……. The paper can be picked up at over 70 places…. So there are the facts…..T hanks to God that allow me, myself and I the ability and time to do.

Band That Loves Liberty
That Would Be “Tanner’s Revenge” - Classic Rock/Country/Comedy Several times during the year this band from Jamestown, NC graces Liberty with its music. From open house of Awesome Finds to our July Celebration in Downtown Liberty. Well, they have even agreed to be here for our Christmas Tree Lighting Festival. To save us money during the festival they are providing their own sound system for others to use during the event. So who is this Tanner’s Revenge. Let see. What started as a Husband/Wife "Coffee House Duo" ...has blossomed into a 6 piece versatile wedding/bar/corporate/festival band focused on entertaining people and ensuring EVERYBODY has a good time! MIKE - The leader of the band has been playing and singing all over the world for nearly 30 years. MELINDA, the spiritual calm center of the band joined him playing at coffee houses and small open mic nights about 3 years ago. DYLAN, The youngest member of the band, and probably the most naturally talented, just stepped up after proving at several festival gigs he could hold his own on Rythm guitar and even filling in on Bass, and an occasional Lead Guitar spot. BILL, the rock solid Rythm center of the band anchors the Drum kit with over 30 years of experience playing in bands ranging from Classic Country to HEAVY METAL to light wedding bands and everything in between. LEE, The soaring Lead Guitarist who makes the songs fly with both technical agility and heart is not only an accomplished guitarist with our band, but anchors lead duties in 4 other bands as well! Were honored to have his talent. JAXYNN, The laughter and joy of the band that helps Melinda keep everything flowing with her righteous keyboard and soaring vocal talents. No song would be complete without her soulful melodies and harmony. Jaxynn is also a world traveler, having been featured in internationally traveling bands and well known on the circuit for her incredible professionalismm and dedication. So asked them to introduce me to their band members. “Mike - Rhythm Guitar/Lead Vocals/Harmonica.............Melinda - Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals/Flute.........Bill Comstock - Drums.......Dylan Adams - Rhythm & Lead Guitar/Mandolin/Bass/Auxillary Percussion...........Lee - Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals/Bass Guitar......Jaxynn - Keyboards/Lead and Backing Vocals **As gigs Permit....Art Castillero-Conga's/Lead Vocals/Auxillary Percusion”, the band stated. So where did your influences come from? “ IF you start with the book "Who's WHO in Recorded Music", you might scratch the surface o f our various influences. Let's just say we all come from VERY DIFFERENT musical backgrounds and tastes.” What would you describe your sound to the readers as? “John Mellencamp, Journey, Johnny Cash, Santana, Nickleback, Zac Brown Band, and Train all rolled into one fun Party Time Machine. We may not be the best band in town, but WE HAVE THE MOST FUN! “

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We a good time, variety party band, playing something for everyone. Whether you like Rock, Country, Oldies, Pop, or even something funny, we have it. A group of 6 musicians from young to old (we disagree as to which one is old), we play and sing our hearts out for every gig, big or small. So if your office, group or business needs a band that will entertain your crowd, give us a call today @ 336-882-5242 or email us at [email protected]. Big or small...We play ‘em ALL!!! Tanner's Revenge

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Red Cross to Send a “Touch of Home” to Service Members, Veterans and Family Members this Holiday Season
The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes are teaming up to deliver holiday cards to service me mbers, their families and veterans, many of whom will be far fro m home this holiday season. Between November 2 and December 7, the public is invited to send a “ touch of home” through holiday cards that contain messages of cheer and appreciation. Cards will then be screened, sorted and boxed for delivery by hundreds of Red Cross volunteers. “ One holiday card is all it takes to make a difference in the life of the millions of active duty military men and women, veterans and fa mily me mbers, said Susan Smith, Director of Emergency Services for the Greensboro Chapter. “ The American Red Cross serves and supports members of the military, veterans, and their families by providing emergency communications, comfort and assistance each day. The Holiday Mail for Heroes program continues the Red Cross tradition of service to the armed forces.” Last year, with the help of Pitney Bowes, hundreds of volunteers screened, sorted and packaged cards that were delivered to military bases, veteran and military hospitals across the U.S. and around the world. In 2007, Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC approached the Red Cross to help distribute thousands of cards that came into the facility for wounded soldiers. The Red Cross in turn reached out to Pitney Bowes to help initiate the Holiday for Mail for Heroes program. Holiday cards should be addressed and sent to: Holiday Mail for Heroes P .O. Box 5456 Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456 Visit for a full list of recommended guidelines and best practices on the Holiday Mail for Heroes program. About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at About Pitney B owes Inc.: Pitney Bowes is a mailstream technology company that helps organizations manage the flow of information, mail, documents and packages. Our 36,000 employees deliver technology, service and innovation to more than two million customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1920 and annual revenues now total $6.4 billion. More information is available at


FOR RENT In Downtown Liberty Must see these two historic buildings. One year lease at $375.00 a month 122 W.Swannanoa Ave. Liberty, NC 27298 Call 336-622-2442

Charlie's Soap
At Earth Visions.
(Food Lion Shopping Cntr)

Charlie's Soap 80 Wash Loads Powder is Only $9.99. The best for less. Stanley Home Products / Fuller Brush Locally Sold Contact Judy & Jimmy Butler Ph 622-2671

Stanley offers superior

Home Care and Personal Care Products fo r you and your family. Stanley is best know for their cleaning products. Great Stocking Stuffer For All Your People On The List. FOR SALE: black and white female & a tan male (born July 28th) full blooded rat terriers - $50 each been ch eck ed by a vet. Call 336-824-9280 call after 4pm ask fo r Daniel

House fo r rent 6178 Willard Rd. Staley Three bedroom one bath with large living room. Freshly painted and new tile in kitchen & Bath. Gas heat with washer & dryer hook up. Rent $ 500.00 a month and a $350.00 deposit. For more information call Larry coble @ 622-2221 or cell 324-3980.

ABC’s Of Salvation
To know God and be ready for heaven, follow these steps: A. Admit you are a sinner. "There is no one righteous, not even one ... for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:10,23. (See Romans 5:8; 6:23.) Ask God's forgiveness. "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Romans 10:13 B. Believe in Jesus (put your trust in Him) as your only hope of salvation. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 (See John 14:6.) Become a child of God by receiving Christ. "To all who receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." John 1:12 (See Revelation 3:20.)

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Care Giver and Housekeeper Available In Liberty and Surrounding Area Contact Margaret Jenkins at 622-2794 References Available Upon Request

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C. Confess that Jesus is your Lord. "If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9

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Grays Chapel UMC 5056 NC Hwy 22 N Franklinville 336-824-2463 Worship Celebration Sundays, 8:30am Traditional; 10:45am Contemporary Wed 6:00pm Meal, 7:00pm classes

2262 Pleasant Hill-Liberty Rd.

Snow Camp Baptist Church
8724 Snow Camp Rd– Snow Camp, NC Pastor Danny Wallace Ph 336-376-3237
S.S. 9:30am-Worship 10:30-SNight 6pm-Wed 7pm NEED A PLACE TO GO ON NEW YEARS EVE

Liberty, N.C. 27298 Ph. 336-622-2052 Pastor: Rev. Mark Klass Sunday School @ 10AM Worship @ 11AM
"Deliverance from sin is the greatest of all freedoms."

First United Methodist Church Open Hearts .. Open Minds . . Open Doors 123 N. Fayetteville St, Liberty Ph 622-4682 E-mail: [email protected] Sunday Services: Prayer Time - 9:30 am; Sunday School - 10:00 ; Worship - 11:00 (including Children's Church) Everyone is welcome to come!

“Holding Forth the Words of Life”

Shady Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School …...10:00am Sunday Worship…..11:00am Wed Prayer Mtg….. 7:00pm Awana……… Sun. 4:20pm 6377 Old Staley Rd, Staley


Smithwood United Church Of Christ
6809 Kimesville Rd—Liberty Pastor Paul Picker Ph 622-2755 Sunday School 10am Worship 11am

Tabernacle UMC 5601 Liberty Road, Greensboro 674-2941 Sunday, December 6 5:30-7:00pm Birthday Party for Jesus (games, activities, snack, etc. for ALL ages) in Fellowship Hall Sunday, December 13 7:00pm Children’s Christmas Program in Fellowship Hall Sunday, December 20 11:00am worship Christmas Cantata by TUMC choirs in Sanctuary December 24 (Christmas Eve) 5:00pm Children’s Nativity Service in Chapel 11:00pm Candlelight Communion Service in Sanctuary

Pleasant Hill Christian Church 1712 Pleasant Hill Liberty Rd Liberty, NC 27298

Parsonage 622-4628 Church 622-2157

Changing Lives, Worshipping the Lord, Building Relationships, and enjoying dynamic fellowship.

“Reach out, Share Christ’s Love!” Shiloh United Methodist Church
Rev David Garvin—Pastor 7394 Shiloh Road, Liberty Ph 622-7421 Sunday School 9:45 Worship 11:00am

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church Pastor: Sam Shores
146 S. Fayetteville St., Liberty Church Office 622-7175

Sunday School 9:30 A.M. Worship 10:30 A.M.

First Baptist Church - Liberty
629 S. Fayetteville Street
Sunday School 9:45 am Worship 11 am

Brian Harrington - Pastor Edwards Grove Missionary Baptist Church 214 S. Foster St Liberty Pastor Rev. Arnold Barton 622-2544
Inviting ANYONE and EVERYONE to come and worship with us:
Sunday School – 9:45 am Sunday Worship – 10:45 am

Christmas Cantata at Edwards Grove Missionary Baptist Church 214 S. Foster Street Liberty, North Carolina December 13, 2009 at 3:00 pm= refreshments will be served after, we are celebrating the birth of Jesus, you don’t have to sing Christmas songs, you can sing what ever is on your hearts. I am inviting your church choir, dance team, any choir for that matter (children’s, adult, male, senior… etc.) just come. Maybe you’re not in a choir but you are a member of your church so perhaps you can pass the invite on to them for me. And if you are not a member at all please just come on anyway, we always have a wonderful time in the Lord. I will be looking forward to your response in the next few days; please don’t let me down this time around.

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JOB’S Soup Kitchen Every Saturday
Need a warm meal, a friendly conversation? Stop by Edwards Grove Missionary Church and J.O.B. Soup Kitchen every Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Located at 214 S Foster Street, Liberty. Contact following for more information: Mary 622-2981 or Pastor Rev. Arnold Barton 622-2544

Wednesday Mid-week Bible Class-Praise and
worship 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm class begin

Thursday Noon Bible Study Class – 12:00-1:30 pm

St. Stephen AME Church
705 S. Kirkman Street Liberty

Hickory Grove UMC PO Box 1814(10068 Silk Hope –Liberty Rd) Liberty Ph 622-1872 Pastor Ryan Gabriel Sunday School 10am Worship 11am

Dec. 19 - 7pm, Dec. 20 - 6pm "One Bethlehem Night" - musical drama Pleasant Garden Baptist Church 1415 Neelley Rd., Pleasant Garden, 674-5382

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Staley Baptist Church
440 West Railroad St-Staley, N.C. 27355 Phone 336-622-1753 Service Hours: Wednesday’s Youth “Ignite” night; from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. Sunday Fellowship; 9:30a.m.

Lewis Grove Holiness Church 434 S Allison St— Liberty Ph 336-622-4230

Friendly Wesleyan Church 415 S Asheboro St Liberty, NC Phone 336-622-4718 Pastor Dan Everyone Is Welcomed


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Loflin Funeral Home Of Liberty 19th Annual Candlelight Memorial Service Pulls Out All The Stops
Wow, 19 years of serving our area with professional services at the time we need it the most. The loving and caring staff always has the right touch to give. Well the giving does not stop at that time, for they continue to give at the holidays when the times are the hardest for many families. On Saturday November 21 at 6:00 pm they opened their doors to all the families of the community that wanted to remember the great memories. As you walked through the doors you where created by a warm smile. But for staff is more than workers, they are local citizens that we live with on a daily basis. The smiling staff member that we have shared joy, tears, achievements and the list goes on. That is what sets Loflin Funeral Home apart from the other businesses of their nature. As you passed in the entrance you received your candle for the service and made your way to the Chapel that was transformed into one of the most festive rooms. Biltmore Estate in Asheville could not hold a candle to the décor in the room. In the front lobby was a beautiful Christmas that left you breath taken. As you ventured into other areas of the building your eyes had to take a double take. Tables lined up with an array of delectable food to touch anyones taste buds. Then the prize glory of the night, the light from a near by light caught a twinkle. I look to see what could be twinkling so bright and with glory. You see each year Loflin Funeral Home purchases just the right gift to memorialize the passing of loved ones. This years was beautiful crafted glass angles with name of the loved one and their birth to passing dates on this earth. A keepsake to cherish for years and to certainly become a family heirloom. The program for the night involved a welcome from Tyson Nixon, Manager, that thanked all for coming. The night was filled with special music by Carla Ely, words of hope and healing by Rev Eugene Dean. Tim Garrett and Tyson Nixon read the names to those in attendance. The lighting of the candles were preformed by Becky Canoy, Wynell Clapp, Larry Simmons, Jim Gailey and Vicki Troxler. A simple note through out the night was , “ To Our Families: Oh God, Bless our family and all its members and friends, bind us together by your love, Give us kindness and patience to support each other, and wisdom in all we do. Let the gift of your peace come into our hearts and remain with us. May we rejoice in your blessings for all our days, Amen” Others that helped from the funeral home was Sharon Fogleman, Tony Foglman, Susan Foster and Hank Sanders. Thank you Loflin Funeral Home for continuing your great service to our community.

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God’s Song
You may see the title and wonder, God’s Song. What is he writing about now. Well this past month a dear friend of mine sang at the Freedom Family Church. Several in the area know her, it is the local talent of Aprille Miller. She allowed God to use her gift of voice to speak to us all, but this time she did one that caught me by surprise. You see she told us she had a unique song, that she felt came from God. It is a song that is made up of parts of several of our favorite gospel songs. Aprille told us that she sat there and just started to sing. One part of a song just fell beautiful in to the next. As she sung her song, it was breath taking, the church was in full emotion from how the song lines built the beautiful story of Gods Love. Aprille, I would like to say thank you for allowing to share this with the world.


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15th District American Legion Meeting Hosted by Lexington Post 8 15 November 2009 Blessing was by Department Chaplain Garey Gulludge and meal was home made Vegetable Soup provided by American Legion Post 8 with meeting to follow. Meeting was opened by District Commander Tommy Parham after the opening prayer by Chaplain Cary McMasters, POW/MIA Ceremony, Pledge of Allegiance, and Preamble was lead by the Commander Parham. Roll Call of Officers and Post present were as follows; District Commander….Tommy Parham..Post 81 District Vice Commander Harold Wilson..Post 8 District Adjutant… Ritchie York… Post 81 District Chaplain.. Cary A. McMasters.. Post 81 Post 8….7 Post 41…1 Post 45..0 Post 81…3 Post 162…5 Post 255…4 Post 284…2 A total of 27 members and guests were present. Guests present were Bill Oxford—candidate for Department Commnder. Garey Gulledge, Department Chaplain. Joel Lipsay—candidate for Division III Commander, Patricia Harris—candidate for Division III Commander. Cary McMasters,PDC and Jerry Hedrick, PDC & NECman. Minutes were read and approved. The District Oratorical Contest was brought up for discussion. We have one candidate from Eastern Randolph confirmed and two more possible candidates. District Contest will be held on 23 January 2010 at 11:00 in Lexington. Location has not been finalized. The Candidates …Joel Lipsky, Patricia Harris, and Bill Oxford spoke briefy on their ideas and plans if elected. Department Chaplain Garey Gulledge spoke on the need to get the Post chaplains more involved at the conference level. Cary McMasters, PDC spoke about the Scouts, High Adventure Awards—we had no one from the 15th district or Division III. Jerry Hedrick..NECman spoke on membership and that Ken Elliott is the Department’s new Webmaster. Ellis Wheeler, Department Webmaster—passed away on 12 November 2009. The next District meeting will be on 16 May 2010 at Liberty American Legion Post 81 at 1p with a meal and meeting to follow. The District Executive Committee which consist of Post Commanders and Adjutants will have a slate of Officers for the coming year and Legionnaire of the year for the District to vote on. With no further business, meeting was adjourned in due form by Commander Tommy Parham. Respectively submitted, Ritchie York, 15th District Adjutant

Liberty American Legion Post 81 604 South Greensboro Street Meeting 12 November 2009 Blessing by Cary A. McMasters….Meal of turkey, dressing, green beans, yams, apples, rolls, desserts-meal was prepared by Earl Morin & Perry Marbert. (40 present) Meeting opened by District Commander Tommy Parham with prayer by Chaplain Henry Galary. Commander Parham saluted the colors, and did the POW/MIA Ceremony. A quorum was declared and the meeting proceeded. Auxiliary Unit 81 President Jeane Stutts spoke briefly on the fundraiser and the ladies were excused. Minutes from the October meeting were read by Assist. Adjutant Ritchie York. Terry Stutts moved to approve the minutes as read and seconded by Earl Morin. Motion carried. Correspondence: 15th District Meeting ..November 15, 2009 at 1P.M. at Lexington Post 8. Membership stands at 190 now….33 ahead of last year. Next Meeting will be 12 December 2009 at 6p--- Our Annual Christmas Party & Ladies Night, Policeman, Fireman & EMS to be recognized. Letters to be mailed to membership for the event, & members attending the party asked to bring food for the Liberty Food Bank. Clean up days to start on December 07, 2009 at 9a.m. Need all the help we can get. Flag Retirement Ceremony and Honoring the Veterans at Liberty Public Library Saturday 15 November 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Boy Scout Troop 502 from Liberty will handle the ceremony……..Refreshments to follow ceremony. The Boy Scouts and Scout Leaders did an outstanding job. Darin Folwell sang several patriotic songs and did an excellent job. The Veterans on hand received eyelets from the flags for “GOOD LUCK”.
Post Awards……Cardinal Award for Early Bird membership by 31 August 2009. Certificate of Appreciation for Pull Tabs ..80 lbs from the Ronald McDonald House in Durham. Oratorical Contest…have one candidate from Eastern Randolph at this time…….hoping for more later. Small Town Media Award was discussed and Terry Stutts moved to submit a paper for the award and seconded by Earl Morin……..Motion Carried. Guy Troy…talked about the jazz Band to perform at the Liberty Library on Sunday 15 November 2009 at 2p.m. Wally and Eva Walridge were recognized for winning a $500.00 cash prize from the North Carolina American Legion Raffle. First prize was a new Car or Truck. Wally won the 7th prize and was at our meeting to pick up his check. Sick Call: Kristin Stutts, Herbert Handley, ,John F. Smith, Ellis Wheeler..Burgaw Post 165. Due to Wheeler’s illness, Ken Elliott from Edenton, N.C. will keep up the website until June. Jerry Toms won the 50/50 and donated it back to the Post. With no further business and closing prayer by Chaplain Henry Galary the meeting was closed in due form by District Commander Tommy Parham. Respectfully submitted, Ritchie York.. Post 81 Assist. Adjutant

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Mr. Wally Waldridge, member of Post 81, Liberty, receives a check for $500.00 from 15th District Commander, Tommy Parham. Mr. Waldridge won the money in a raffle drawing sponsored by the American Legion, Department of North Carolina. A raffle is held annually. The top prise is either a pickup truck or automobile. Several cash prizes are also given. The proceeds from the raffle supports programs of the American Legion. (Left to Right) Tommy Parham, 15th District Commander, Eva Waldridge, Wally Waldridge, and PDC Cary McMasters.

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The Liberty Library—Something For Everyone
Just this past week, our local library shined out. Well let me start from the beginning. Me and friend of mine from church is helping the local boy scouts get their computer merit badge. By the way, these young men amaze me, own how much they new about computers from scratch. Well on to the story. I got to the next to the last class session and realized that I had about 15 boyscouts that all needed to be on a computer at the same time. Yikees….we only have two laptops. Well that is when I remembered all the computers that the Liberty Library had. Well with out hast I called our friendly librarian and with a twinkle in her eye, she said, It is done. She closed down the computer section for one night to allow all the boyscouts to work on their computer merit badge. Well also that night, Carol, another friendly face of the Library, was working (even though it looked more like having fun) with a group of young elementary school age kids. They were working on decorations for the upcoming Thanksgiving Day. Wow...I thought, that looked so much like fun. You can see some of the children and their creative work in the picture. That is when I realized, that library serves ages 1 to 99. From the story time for preschoolers, to the arts and crafts for school agers, to computers for school homework to adults that do not have internet at home, to all ages for books, movies, videos, and more. Well the list goes on. Sometimes we forget about all the great resources we have around until we need it. I would like to send out a great big thank you to all the staff at Liberty Public Library for always being there with a door wide open and big old smile. See you next time at the Library.

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Sad Day In Paradise
(Paid Advertisement By Sunsations Video & Tanning) The purpose of this article is to explain to my customers why Sunsations Video & Tanning closed the doors with
no notice and to apologize for this unfortunate situation. As the owner, I take full responsibility for the failure. I placed a lot of trust in several people and I made a mistake believing that those people would run these stores the same way I would. Unfortunately, by the time I took over the operations, we were too far gone. I have personally made numerous attempts to provide Liberty and its community with good businesses and services. I have owned five businesses in this town and the same situation has been an issue in all five businesses which has included seven locations. Customers simply want more for less. The “more for less” mentality doesn’t make good consumers bad people but it does make good businesses look managed by bad business owners. Since I purchased Sunsations in 2004, we grew our salon from 200 tanners to more than 600 tanners. Most customers have been seasonal and some have been fairly loyal unless of course a salon down the road runs a special for $5.00 less. Never the less, Sunsations has remained loyal to its customers by constantly making investments to upgrade or improve the quality of service. Sunsations, under my ownership, began in the Hardin’s Florist building on Asheboro Street. After nine prosperous months, I invested the profits along with more than $25k to relocate the Salon to the shopping center and installed two new Soltron Bronzer beds. Customers wanted newer equipment but nobody wanted to spend extra money for nicer equipment and facilities. The following year I spent $52k more to install two larger upgrade beds and expand the salon, yet again people complained that $10 more dollars per month for nicer equipment than any other salon in our area was too high. I lowered the rates and then only the regular customers continued to come and the salon still couldn’t pay the bills. I cut jobs, cut amenities, I stopped stocking quantities of product and still people came in wanting the packages lower or they wanted, “A Deal”.In an attempt to strengthen my buying power, I bought the Climax Salon. Within 5 months we were closing Climax and consolidating everything to Liberty. I consolidated the Salons and the Video Store to one location and still after 60 days we couldn’t even pay the power bill. Customers still tanned, bills still came in but sales continued to drop. I made every effort to keep the salon open but without warning an electrical malfunction started a snowball effect that I just couldn’t correct. On September 29th I locked the doors and with an extremely heavy heart, I walked away. I returned to the store every day several times a day to check for notes on the door. I have called every customer as soon as I received the notes. I have not avoided a single call from any customer yet I have gotten a few calls from certain individuals stating I have taken advantage of them and all of my customers. Some of these remarks have been very hurtful and disturbing to my-self and my family. The sad part is that the majority of these comments have come from the same people that always wanted something for nothing or a better “Deal”. I saw every customer not as a client but a friend. I tried to treat every customer, client or friend equally, fairly and with respect and in return, I have been labeled a swindler. Maybe these people could tell that to the families of the people that I helped pay for their funerals in Liberty because they were unable to afford a proper burial. Tell that to the members of the Freedom Family Church where I donated the bouncy unit for the community Fall Festival. Tell it to the Liberty Elementary Football Team that I donated money to help pay for uniforms. Tell it to the Christmas Parade Comity to whom I donated candy for the parade. Tell it to the local church I donated Christmas wreaths for their church doors and the five needy families I donated Christmas trees in 2007 so they could enjoy the spirit of Christmas. Tell it to Eastern Randolph High School and Providence Grove High School Band Boosters from whom I buy ads or donated money or U-Haul trucks for different functions to benefit their schools. Tell it to the people I financed cars to and when they couldn’t make the payment I signed the title over because I understood where they came from. As for the “Salon”, tell it to the 80 plus Climax customers I gave a free month of tanning to come to Liberty and tan or a free $30 bottle of lotion after we closed the Climax location. Maybe if everyone took into account the history of a person or the circumstances leading up to a person’s current situation, we as people would be more understanding or show a little consideration for an attempt to correct a problem. Unfortunately we live in a society of gossip, self concern and individualism. Last but not least I leave you all with not doubt of my plans. I hope to reopen the salon and video store in December. I have no intention on refunding any customer for tanning time purchased. If I do it for one I should do it for all and I am not in a financial position to do this. I will however, honor any unused time a customer had effective September 29, 2009 and forward. I will most likely provide those people with extra time but that amount of time has not yet been determined. I am very sorry for any inconvenience this has caused any customer, client or friend. To those that have spread such terrible rumors, I forgive you and I hope you too can accept my apologies. 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Coffee & Tea Lovers Book Club
The Rietzel Liberty Senior Center is looking for those interest in starting up an afternoon book club. Call 622-5844

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Date: Saturday Dec 19 Time: 8pm to 1am Admission $10 per person Dress Code: Casual, Formal & Semi Formal Ages 21 and up The Liberty Leader Newspaper Would Like To Wish Everyone A Great Big Merry CHRISTmas Thank you for your support And encouragement over the year.

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Mr A.J. and Mrs Lillian OBrient was married on November 27 in the year of 1949 at Cobles Lutheran Church In Julian, NC. They have resided in Liberty, NC. They have been blessed with one daughter, Pamela Clapp (Son Inlaw Terry Clapp) . Two grandsons Casey and Nioteo Clapp. Two great grandson Carson and Caleb Clapp, two great granddaughters Carmon and Riley Clapp. They celebrated the 60th Anniversary on November 29 at Coble Lutheran Church fellowship hall in Julian, NC. Almost 60 years to the date. Look at all the wonderful things that they 13 have accomplished.


LIBERTY — Mrs. Lucille Jones Andrews, 95, passed Ellison (Ronald) of Burlington and away on Friday, November 27, 2009. A funeral service Barbara Hogan of Florence, S.C.; will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at Liberty Friends Meet- five sons, Ron Hester (Sylvia) of 212 W Swannanoa Ave ing. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of serv- Newport, Robert Hester (Sue) of Liberty, NC 27298 ing the Andrews family. Graham, John Hester of Julian, LIBERTY — Junior Clarence Brown, 85, also known as Jim Hester (Brenda) of Elizabeth Ph 336-622-2256 Office "J.C.", "Tom", and "Tommy", of Liberty, N.C., passed City, Mark Hester (Rhonda) of Ph 336-622-2258 Obit Line away on Monday, November 23, 2009, at Durham V.A. Liberty; 10 grandchildren and Medical Center. seven great-grandchildren. Homegoing services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, At the family's request, in lieu of November 29, at Edwards Grove Missionary Baptist flowers, memorial contributions Church, Liberty. Burial will follow at Amos Grove Cememay be made to: St. Joseph's Serving The Local Community tery in Liberty . Catholic Church, Building Fund, Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah McNeil 512 W. Wainmann Avenue, New Obit Line 24//7 Brown, and seven sisters and two brothers. Asheboro, NC 27203 or Hospice He leaves to cherish his memory, three children: Thomas and Palliative Care Center of AlamanceMaurice Brown (Angelia) of Greensboro, and Harold Leo- Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burnard Brown and Sarah Joyce Brown, of the home; one lington, NC 27215. granddaughter, Lora Laurice Brown of Durham; two Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of serving the home; daughter, Lori Ann Turner, of the home; son, grandsons, Rickey J. Burns II and Nicholas C. Burns, of The Hester Family. Josh F. Turner and wife, Tracy, of Liberty; sisters, Peggy Greensboro. LIBERTY — Annie Mae Burnett Kimes, 69, passed away Turner and Denise Teague, both of Liberty; brothers, The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. on on Monday, November 16, 2009. A graveside funeral Jody Turner of Staley and David Turner of Denton; grandSaturday, November 28, at Edwards Grove Missionary service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Gilmore children, Grayson Turner, Seth Turner, and Alex Turner. Baptist Church, Liberty, and other times at the family Memorial Park. LIBERTY — Mrs. Sarah McPherson Wright, 87, of Liberty home located at 510 S. Kirkman Street, Liberty. Arrangements are by Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty. went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November Kimes Funeral Service of Liberty is in charge of services. LIBERTY — Mr. John F. Smith, 84, of Liberty, passed 10, 2009 at Hospice Home of Alamance. LIBERTY — Reba Hall "Bootsie" DiDonato went home to away on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at his home. She was a textile worker, a beautician and worked along be with Jesus and her momma, daddy, sister and brother Funeral services will be private. The family will receive beside of her husband as a Poultry Farmer for over 65 on Thursday, November 5, 2009. friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday evening at the fuyears and was a lifelong member at Pleasant Hill ChrisFuneral services will be held at 12 noon on Monday, No- neral home. tian Church. vember 9, at Forbis & Dick, Pleasant Garden Chapel. He was the son of the late Glen and Floy Vestal Smith A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, November Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park. and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Glen 13th at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Christian Church with the She leaves behind her son, Thomas "Toot" Johnson Jr.; "Buck" Smith and W. Jackson "Jack" Smith. Rev. Howard Spray officiating; burial will follow in the two daughters, April and James Edwards and Bridgett Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Marie A. Smith, of the church cemetery. and Kevin Wilmoth; grandkids, Caleb, Brandyn, Cheyhome; one daughter, Cathy S. Duran (Michael) of Pleas- The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from anne, Zack, Jason Jr. and Lyndsey, who all loved their ant Garden; two sons, Gary Smith (Sallie) of Greensboro 4:30 - 6:30pm at the funeral home. MiMi dearly; brothers, Dave, Jim, Don, Jerry, Randy and and Mark Smith (Jodie) of Liberty; sisters, Ruth Foster She was the daughter of the late John Patton and Mike; sisters, Diane, Kim, and Sheila; and a very special (Jud) of Greensboro, Anne Caviness (J.C.) of Liberty, and Blanche Griffin McPherson and was also preceded in friend Pat Greene. Betty Faulkner (Bobby) of Winston-Salem; brothers, Wil- death her husband, Julius Clay Wright, Jr. and one The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12 noon liam Smith (Patsy) and A. Brower Smith (Erma) of Rambrother, Dace McPherson. on Monday, prior to the service. seur; ten grandchildren, Jessica S. Branch (Tommy), Surviving are one daughter, Becky McVey of Liberty; one In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated and may be Courtney Staley, Morgan Staley, Joseph Duran, Lyndsay son, Jimmy Wright and wife, Cathy of Burlington; three sent to Mr. and Mrs. James Edwards at 6138 Old 421 Smith, Laine Smith, John Macon Smith, Whitney Smith, grandchildren, Kelly Overman, Julie Martin and Holly Road, Liberty, NC 27298. Jordan Smith, and Connor Smith and one greatTew; and five great-grandchildren, Elisabeth, Elijah, SNOW CAMP — Mr. Oliver C. "O.C." Guthrie, Jr., died grandchild, Skylie Grace Thomas. Daniel, Michael, and Katie. Thursday, November 19, 2009. LIBERTY — Terry Franklin Turner, 59, of 5231 Butler The family wishes to express their grateful appreciation to The funeral service will be conducted at Rock Creek Road, Liberty, died Saturday, October 31, 2009, at his the Memory Care Unit of The Home Place of Burlington United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 21, residence. and Hospice of Alamance. 2009 at 11 a.m. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, No- Memorial contributions may be made to Ralph Scott Life LIBERTY — Mrs. Helen B. Hester, 86, of Liberty passed vember 3, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Liberty, with Services, 408 W. Trade Street, Burlington, NC 27217away on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Hospice Home Rev. Tim Friar officiating. Burial will follow in the church 2400. of Alamance. cemetery. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of serving She was a proud WWII veteran of the United States Ma- He was a native of Randolph county and was employed the Wright Family rine Corps., where she obtained the rank of Sergeant. with Sandy Creek Golf Course as a greens superintenA funeral mass will be conducted on Friday, November 27 dent. He was a member of the Asheboro Masonic Lodge, at 2 p.m. at The Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by and a member of the Father Christopher Davis; burial will follow in Fairview Shriners. Cemetery. He was preceded in The family will receive friends prior to the service from death by his parents, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Connie F. and Betty Mrs. Hester was the daughter of the late Samuel and Brinkley Turner, and his Katherine Mackowick Boileau and was also preceded in brother, Jeff Turner. death by her husband, Ras W. Hester; son, Gene Hester Surviving are his wife, and one granddaughter. Vicky Smith Turner, of Surviving are The Family Of Wayne Wright Of Staley two We would like to send out a big thank you to all the prayers, flowers, food daughPO Box 1125 Liberty, NC 27298 and most of all friendship that was shown during this time of need. You have ters, shown us more love than we can express in words. Kitty


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Updates From Randolph County Economic Development
Economic Outlook Cloudy Randolph County’s economy is weathering an historic economic storm. Unemployment remains at record levels at 11% down from over 12% earlier this year. Businesses face great challenges ranging from loss of customers, credit constraints, to declining revenue. Most are fighting hard to diversify product and service, find new markets, and to right size their operations to a new economic reality. Some are seeking new partners through mergers and acquisitions and others are finding new opportunities amid the changing economic conditions. The job picture remains challenging. A scan of 187 local industrial companies from 2007 to 2009 shows aggregate job loss of 5,349. The list includes companies across Randolph County, both small and large. Most of the job loss results from incremental downsizing along with 12 businesses closing or relocating operations. Looking only at jobs, 15% of the companies have added new jobs, 21% show stable employment, and 64% have reduced employment levels. Our conversations with companies across all business sectors show revenue declines ranging from 10-40% on average. On the positive side, we see innovation, investment in research & development, and productivity enhancements through lean, safety and quality programs. Project activity has slowed for large projects but increased for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Business consolidation continues and Randolph County often benefits as capacity is transferred to our existing industries. In response to the current economic challenges, there are several new programs and initiatives to help businesses. These programs in financing, energy, community development, marketing and trade are highlighted in this newsletter. Contact the EDC for more information or visit Business Announcaments The Town of Liberty was approved for the NC Small Town Main Street Program, a program to provide technical assistance to small towns seeking to revitalize their downtown districts. Liberty business owners and community leaders kicked off the program this month to improve the physical environment while maintaining small town charm. North Carolina ranked #1 by Site Selection Magazine. North Carolina received top ranking for the Best Business Climate in the US for the fifth year in a row and eight of the last nine years. The "Top Business Climate" rankings are based on quantitative and qualitative factors that corporate site-seekers - those who help companies expand or relocate - say they consider most important. Fifty percent of the ranking comes from a survey of corporate site selection executives who were asked to rank their top 10 states, and 50 percent is based on 4 measures of new plant activity.

Local Family To Sell Wreaths, Trees at Tree Lighting
It is a family tradition for the Mortons to spend each Thanksgiving picking out Christmas trees in the North Carolina mountains. Not just one or two for their own home, but about 70 or 80. Dawn and Tommy Morton, along with their children Taylor, Ashley and Josh, have been selling grade A Christmas trees and wreaths for several years and for the first time, they will be at the Liberty Tree Lighting with some of those trees and wreaths. They are making a special trip for the tree lighting trees to ensure they are extra fresh - they will be cut the Saturday just before the event. "The crisp fresh scent of the pine boughs just get you in the Christmas spirit. I couldn't imagine spending the Thanksgiving holiday with my family any other way," said Dawn. "And, because we are a small operation with low overhead, our prices are well below other area Christmas tree lots. We take great pride in the freshness and quality of our trees. I handpick each one." They will be located on Swannanoa Avenue next to the old Brewer Agency building. 12inch wreaths are just $13, 6-7 foot trees are $35, and 7-8 foot trees are $45. If you are interested in a larger tree, place your order by Friday, December 3 by calling 672-1732.

A Wonderful Story Recently Crossed My Desk And Made Me Think
Nearly 70 years ago, a dad gave his little girl a toy monkey. She named it “Jubilee.” Although friends believed the life like toy would scare her, that gift shaped her life to the extent that she devoted her entire life to study of primate family structures. Today, the toy still sits on her dresser. That little girl grew up to be the famed primatologist Jane Goodall. And to think it all started with that token on affection. Isn’t that a great story? Let me share one thought of hers: “Every individual makes a difference. We cannot live through a single day without making an impact on the world around us. And we all have free choice– what sort of difference do we want to make? Do we want to make the world around us a better place, or not? For years, the joy of my life has been helping people. I have made numerous friends through church, through the newspaper, through community service, through family and through coworkers. We are all hardworking people whose lives impact others. Hopefully, we have also made the world a little better. So with the upcoming Christmas holiday, what can you do to impact the world around you?

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Liberty Boy Scout Troop Wraps Up Weeks Of Turkey Shoot This was a great place to hang out and be a real man.
Well as the title states, this is a great for young men (being boy scouts) to hang out and do real men things. You are probably saying, yeah…. Well we have lost a lot of the old time outdoor skills. Young men do not have the opportunity to partake of these old skills. Here you can step up to an open fire barrel to get warm, take your aim and shoot at the paper target, those that get closest get a point. A time to pick on another in a joking manor. It was a great time to be had. Seeing friends pull up and joke around and carry on conversation. No TV, No Cell Phone, No Computers, just the great outdoors. Actually the troop leader said the monies from this event will go to pay for their upcoming camping trip. So for those do not know what a turkey shoot is , well below is a rough idea of the history of a turkey shoot. A Turkey Shoot: Most people picture a place in the backwoods. Targets nailed to a post, tree, or hung from an old clothes line and a handful of Old Timers testing their luck with their trusty shotguns. Turkey Shoots have probably been around since the invention of the gun and this 'vision' of the past still exists, year round. Many are seasonal, and it may surprise the novice to learn that the 'season' for some is in the dead of winter... snow, a burn barrel to warm your hands while you wait your turn, and, if you're lucky, an outhouse. It could be logical to assume that the other seasons were occupied by planting, harvesting, building and whatever else was necessary to survive. It could also be that sheer boredom and cabin fever played a role! In any case, the tradition lives on, but it has also grown and expanded. Today you'll find Turkey Shoots in huge buildings built specifically for this purpose. Buildings that sometimes include, heat, air conditioning, indoor plumbing, electricity, furniture and even kitchens so that we can take our chances at cleaning a target with all the comforts of home. There are, of course, many stories and opinions as to how it all started... But when in Liberty, you always have the local boy scouts turkey shoot that is one of their fundraisers.

Liberty Tax Throws Block Party
Well it is hard to believe that a year has passed since Liberty Tax opened up in downtown Liberty. But with keeping with tradition, Liberty Tax threw a free block party. The Statue of Liberty’s where in full form, moving and grooving and pointing the way to free food, fun and fellowship. All of last years customers were invited plus the doors were open to all the new friends that wanted to stop in. The current class is finishing up for tax school and they will be having another course around January that will be a rapid learning class. Give them a call to learn more. The block party had local DJ , Ben Suggs of Southern Comfort and new editor the Ramseur Review. You name it he had it. We even had a special request called . “Ben” by Michael Jackson. Well how did this song come up. You see the tax preparers know more than just taxes and figures. You see, we debated about a song that Michael Jackson wrote that was a love song written for a mouse. Well the DJ had and played it. Well I learned something that night. The streets had dancers doing every kind of dance you can image. My favorite part was the food line. You had your choice of beverage, hotdogs with all the fixings and oh yes, did I mention the best bartender (yes it was just coke products, but he served them up just perfect) and the sweet southern lady showing off one of her many talents. Well the fun did not stop there. The kids could get face painting to free jumping in the moonwalk. All of this is just one of the many community services Liberty Tax provides to the community. Free door prize drawings were given out for a free tax return. Yes, sad but true, tax season is just around the corner.

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This is they type of story I love to share about our community. That would be about a little town of Liberty that when they see a need the whole community pulls together. This is the story of how a strong young man named , Luke Alderman, a 11 year old diagnosed with Burkitt’s Leukemia and is the son of Michael & Sandy Alderman-, a kindergarten teacher at Liberty Elementary has been battling this disease. Well the prayers and support from local family and friends have been going on for several months, but through the teachers at the local Liberty School, well in other words, they stepped up to the plate to help the family out. This is a strong struggle for a family both emotionally and financially and this is where the need was saw. The teachers pulled together 129 W Swannanoa Ave– Downtown Liberty in matter of weeks to put on a benefit for Luke. I as I walked around on this autumn Saturday durPhone 336-622-6223 ing the event I was at awe of all the love and community togetherness I witnessed. As I pulled down the street I saw cars parked in every spot that was empty, a massive outpouring of people Need That Special Gift Let Us Find It For You from volunteers to attendees. Then as I opened the door of my vehicle the air was filled with fresh cooked chicken. I ventured back toward the gym and there was a huge Tyson Chicken truck that New Items Added Daily Something For Everyone had brought the cases of chicken. Then under tents was the cookers, sweating over the deep fryers New Expanded Hours—Call 622-6223 For Times but with smiles from ear to ear. They was embracing the moment and enjoying being part of event. Then I ventured in to the cafeteria and there my eyes did not know where to look first. To my left were tables that stretched the length of wall of nothing but home baked pies and cakes donated for Special Artist Etched Glass Christmas Balls the school auction. Then on stage on teacher gave a testimony to the group of encouragement and then three lovely ladies brought grand music to our ears. The stage behind was lined with numer(Only Available At Awesome Finds) ous donated items for the benefit auction. Every table was filled with people partaking of Only A Few the food and numerous to go orders were traveling out the door. As I ventured back to Days To the kitchen, it was like an orchestra, arms in unison serving the plates. Then I heard a child say, lets so , lets go mom to the gym. Well I followed to the gym and there was Christmas face painting and inflatable's of all arrays for the children to ours partake fun and folly on. Well ded H Exten hursdays * Luke Alderman the purpose was achieved for On T WAY** 11 year old diagnosed the two areas that needed assisA *LAY ertificates with Burkitt’s ** tance was filled the emotional i ft C G Leukemia tank was temporarily filled due (son of Michael & to the family seeing the huge Sandy---kindergarten outpouring of love shown and teacher at Liberty the financially tank was not quite as empty as before but it was not Elementary) filled. You can continue to show the family love and help them with Call 622-2253 or the huge mountain of bills by donating to a special account setup at 622-3619 for more info the Liberty branch of Wachovia. So if you look at this story and the Account Setup pictures below you will see what I see, a community of Love, a At Liberty Wachovia community that cares for its own, a community that steps up to the plate at time of need. This is why I love to call Liberty my home. You can still help this young man and his family out. Thank you Liberty for continuing to show to everyone who we are.


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First came the railroad, then the church, next the school and they named it all after a college professor. Anytime is a great time to visit this week’s community.
Wingate is just twenty-five miles east of Charlotte on Highway 74, but residents here love the slower pace of this family friendly town. Not long after settling near the rail turnout residents built Meadow Branch Baptist Church, then a school they named after professor Charles Manly Wingate from Wake Forest College. The school’s split schedule allowed children to help harvest the cotton crop. In 1896 they renamed the town after the school. During the Great Depression the son of the police chief in nearby Monroe wanted to go to college but couldn’t afford the tuition. The president of Wingate College told young Jesse Helms to come on, they could figure out payment later. Helms never forgot this act and, in 1988, donated all his papers to the school. The Jesse Helms Center features memorabilia and a replica of the Senator’s office.

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Bethany United Methodist Church Celebrating Its 175th Year
Bethany United Methodist Church which is located at 6151 Bethany Way, Troy Estate Road, West of Liberty holds worship service at 9:30am and Sunday School at 10:30am every Sunday. The church will be celebrating our 175th anniversary of their church this year. The Anniversary Service will be help on January 10, 2010 at 11:00am, with our District Superintendant, the Rev. Dr Duke Isom speaking. The public is invited to attend. A covered dish lunch will follow. Be on the look out in our next issue as continue our story about the history of Bethany United Methodist Church.

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Graphic Design Students Aid Historic Landmark Preservation Commission

ASHEBORO (November 24, 2009) – Four advertising agencies are competing for the business of a new client. The agencies research the company’s background and philosophy, develop creative briefs outlining their concepts and strategies for a brand identity and logo for the client, then produce collateral pieces such as posters, brochures, and billboards. A budget is drawn up. Lastly, the agencies present their unique creative ideas to the client for consideration. This is a typical scenario in the business world. What is not typical in this situation is that the four agencies are not competing – they are all part of the same class of Advertising and Graphic Design students at Randolph Community College, working on a Commission Presentation 1: Randolph Community College Adver- logo and brand identising & Graphic Design student DeAna Ramirez is ready to answer ques- tity for the Randolph tions about her team’s branding and logo presentation to the Historic Land- County Historic mark Preservation Commission. Landmark Preservation Commission. The groups presented their ideas to the Commission at a special meeting on Monday. After the four presentations, Commission Chairman Hal Johnson said, “Wow! Did we get our money’s worth or what?” He commended the students and instructors for their work. “I understand we’ve got a problem…trying to pick one of these,” said another Commission member. Johnson said the Commission Commission Presentation 2: would consider all the proposals and make a decision One of the creative strategies presented to the Commission on what part of the proposals they might use at a sub- by the RCC students was a comic book to educate children sequent meeting on Dec. 16. on the history of Randolph County. The Commission approached Dr. Robert Shackleford, RCC president, about a year ago about As far as competition between the teams, Shaw the possibility of the students developing a new logo for said, “They are not learning to be secretive. They are the group, said Susan Shaw, Advertising and Graphic learning to collaborate. We do a lot of self-examination. Design instructor. In order to fit the project into the They give input on each others ideas.” Burkhalter agreed, course curriculum, the scope was expanded to a full “There was definitely collaboration going on team to branding campaign. “The project encompasses two classes, Graphic Design III and Design of Advertising,” team. You will see some similarities in our campaigns.” The students came away with a lot of “real said Shaw. “The students have been working on this world” lessons from the project. “I think the research since the middle of the summer.” helped us to know what to go for when we designed the Twenty students were divided into four teams and each team became an agency with its own name and logo,” said student Matt King. “If we had not done the identity, said Cindy Thrall, adjunct instructor for Adver- research, we wouldn’t have the background to base it on.” Student Jamie Kellis concurred, “It’s really importising and Graphic Design. Thrall teaches the business tant to do the research first. When I first started here, I and marketing side of the curriculum. “They are set up didn’t know the process of design. We spend half the like normal agencies with an account executive, a creative director, art director, etc. – the normal roles semester doing our brief and the other half working on 25 everything else.” they would assume in the workplace.”

The teams began with research, going into five districts of Randolph County to survey residents, including Archdale/Trinity, Asheboro, Randleman, Seagrove, and Ramseur/Franklinville. A total of 275 surveys were completed, according to student Ryan McGinnis of Charlotte, who acted as the survey analyst for the group. Questions covered topics such as how long the respondent has lived in Randolph County, familiarity with the Historic Landmark Preservation Commission, and what would spark an interest in historic landmarks. “We found out a lot of people don’t know a lot about the county’s history,” said student Kimberly Easterday. “Nor did they know about the Commission,” said student Gigi Burkhalter, “and what they were interested in is having this be a part of the education in schools and cultural events.” McGinnis added, “A lot of people were also interested in having a county museum.” In addition to the survey, the students read minutes of the previous Commission meetings and studied the demographics of Randolph County. Thrall said after the research was done, the students narrowed down the audience to target audiences. Some groups chose parents, some younger people. “From there, they started looking at some creative strategies,” she said. Burkhalter, who is creative director of the “Made by Giant” agency, said, “Our team decided to propose a kickoff event, a ‘History Hop’ with storytellers, local live music, vendors, and tours of different landmarks, focusing on youth and families.” Easterday, of Graphic Candy agency or G Candy for short, said their agency came up with the theme, “History is the present.”

DeAna Ramirez said, “Our team came up with a comic book. I thought we had done a lot of research already, but we just barely scratched the surface. There is a lot more we could do.” “I learned how much more than actual design goes into a project like this,” said Kevin Smith. “It is not just sitting behind a comCommission .Presentation 3: puter. It has changed my opin- RCC student Gigi Burkhalter presents her team’s concepts to the ion about what graphic design is. Randolph County Historic Landmark Preservation Commission, You have to be a while teammate Ryan McGinnis good thinker.” (background) handles the PowerShaw Point presentation concluded, “The students have learned to do a lot of writing with this project.” They created a complete proposal that accompanied their presentation that included background, logo, budget, media releases, and a contract. “Next semester, these students will move to working on their portfolios. They will work on similar projects individually, instead of in teams.” The students participating in the project and their hometowns, divided by agency teams, were as follows: 1) JB Creative Agency – Jamie Kellis of Troy, account executive; Sterling Kinley of Asheboro, creative director; Rebecca Craven of Asheboro, art director; Brandon Canter of Lexington, media buyer, and Will Gomez of Asheboro, designer; 2) Made by Giant Agency – Tiffany Auman of Archdale, account executive and media buyer; Gigi Burkhalter of Greensboro, creative director; Ryan McGinnis of Charlotte, art director; Meghan Kinley of Asheboro, designer; 3) Graphic Candy Agency – Kimberly Easterday of Asheboro, account executive; Bryan “Baxter” Nicholson of Lexington, creative director; Matt King of Kernersville, art director; Kristin “Nikki” Boling of Randleman, media buyer; Sarah Price of Lexington, designer; and 4) Forte Grafika Agency – Richard “Bryan” Kennedy of Denton, account executive; Franklin “Doug” Milloway of Trinity, creative director; DeAna Ramirez of Ft. Worth, Texas, art director; Doyle Hinkle of Asheboro, art director; Jamie Hiatt of Liberty, media buyer; and Kevin Smith of Ramseur, designer.

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Student Ministry Unite With Local Seniors At Their Sock Hop—A Seniors Prom
The Pastor from Freedom Family Church of Liberty challenged the church members to provide service for the month of November. Well that is exactly what they did. For the Student Ministry, which is their youth, a Seniors Prom was on their agenda. The youth which is middle and high school children, stepped out of their comfort zone to provide a mid-day time of memories from day gone by. That did not stop the local seniors age 65 and over from the Liberty area from kicking up their heels. I had the pleasure to stop in and visit. They were decked out in their finniest . With smiles and giggles the whole time, it was heart warming. The interaction from a 15 year old to a 65 year old, 50 years of difference but one thing in common. That would be, the greatest commandment of all , that the Lord gave us, LOVE. The fun, the conversation, to the dancing, it was amazing that this 50 years of difference did not cause one stumbling block. The youth transformed the Liberty Showcase (which was graciously donated for FREE by Larry Alexander for the youths project) into a sock hop. With vinyl records on the wall, something these youth do not remember. A spread of food from finger foods to home made punch. The youth also had to create the flyers to the planning. Great job guys.

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Piedmont Wedding Show For Friends On November 14 the wedding fashion show was held free to the public and participating vendors of the Piedmont Triad Area. Divine Weddings and Beyond were happy to sponsor their first event, helping to raise money for Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test. Divine Weddings and Beyond™ consists of: Diana Gardner-Williams-Landscape Design and Installation , Goforth Travel, Friendly Neighborhood DJ, Central Floral Gardens, Inc., Create a Cake Catering, Sabika Jewelry, Halls of Fitness and Hair I Do Make Up and Hair We had the pleasure of having Stacia Harrington Photography document our event with gorgeous pictures. The event consisted of: Short workshops provided by Divine Weddings and Beyond™, Fashion show including wedding gowns, rehearsal dinner and bridal shower dresses, bridesmaid and mother of the bride gowns, Cake tasting, $3 glasses of wine, Door prizes including shrubs, make overs and more, A Grand Prize of $1000 worth of products and services for one lucky bride and Picture taking in a photo booth Donations were collected at the registration desk for Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test. The fashion show was made possible by the volunteer models and local bridal and consignment shops. The models strolled through a custom designed arbor and adorned with plants, flowers and foliage for any wedding occasion. This permanent structure would complement most landscapes and used for many other festivities at the home. Other vendors that made this event possible were: Rubenesque for Less Consignment Shop, Mechelle’s Resale Shoppe, Songbirds Consignment Shop, A Special Place Wigs (for chemotherapy patients), Guilford Woman Magazine, The Emerald Event Center, Good Time Photo Booth, and Laura Williston of Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test We are looking forward to another successful event to raise additional funds for Friends.

Faith Walkers 4
So what is Faith Walkers 4? Well I was amazed, this past month we had this group from Asheboro come visit our church and provide us with glorious worship music. Most of all it was not just singing, but each of the singers tied in their own personal message. So lets, learn a little bit more about this group. “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corn 5:7. Faith Walkers 4 takes pride in having the blessed ability to travel the regional circuit spreading the Gospel of our Lord and Savior. Called together a little more then 5 years ago, this quartet aims to glorify Christ through Southern Gospel Music, for the sacrifice that was paid for the remission of our sin so many years ago. From Asheboro, NC singing Bass and Lead vocals are Wayne and Brenda Holbrook. This couple felt within their hearts the desire to found FaithWalkers in 2004. Armed most importantly with the annointed spirit of The Holy Trinity, the mission of this group is to reach out to every heart willing to listen, be it a lost soul, broken spirit, or fellow Christian in need. Throughout the duration of this ministry, FaithWalkers have had the opportunity to meet with and share their mission with close friends and fellow groups such as The Messengers Three, Called Out, Simeons Promise, Trinity Trio, Southern Grace, Brian Free & Assurance, The Isaacs, The Kingsmen, Rick Strickland, The Jacobs Family, Won Love, The DownEast Boys and so many more. However, beyond this celebration with friends and Loved Ones is the blessed presence of devine intimacy within the Holy Spirit of God. As this ministry continues to grow and move within the Leadership of our Lord, we desire the Prayer of those willing to speak to the Father on our behalf. Most importantly, we desire Prayer for those lost souls before it is eternally too late. “God Bless... FaithWalkers 4 “is their comment to the readers. You can contact them at email [email protected], at website at or check them out at their facebook site.

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Randolph Co Health Dept Flu Vaccine
The Randolph County Health Department has a variety of H1N1 vaccine available that is suitable for many who are at high risk of complications from H1N1 flu. We are also now offering H1N1 flu vaccine to an additional target group which includes people 25 through 64 years of age with chronic health problems or compromised immune systems. This added priority group will now be able to receive the vaccine in addition to those in the previously identified target groups. It is important that these groups of people receive the vaccine, because they are at most risk of complications from the H1N1 flu. Due to limited supply, H1N1 flu vaccine is currently available ONLY for these target groups: Pregnant women Young people ages 6 months through 24 years Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel People who live with or care for children under 6 months of age People 25 through 64 years of age with chronic health problems or compromised immune systems H1N1 flu vaccine is available, by appointment only, at the health department. To make an appointment, or for more information, please call (336) 318-6FLU. There is no charge for the vaccine.


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Health Corner December 2009 Winter and Holiday Safety
It’s that time of year again, the air is getting cooler, the nights are getting longer and the holidays are just around the corner. It is time to keep the house warm and start thinking about decorating for the holidays. Everybody wants to have a cozy house that is beautifully decorated for the friends and family that will drop by and visit throughout the season. It is also the time of year to be especially aware of home safety. Please review the information in this article and make sure your holidays and winter are happy and safe.

Nurse’s Notes December 2009

If you need to have your Medicare Part D (which is your prescription plan) evaluated you need to do it before the December 31, 2009. You can also check on your Advantage plans and make changes to them that will be effective on January 1, 2010, but it must be done by December 31, 2009. You can call me at 622-4682 and set up an appointment. Starting in January through the end of March you can also change your Advantage plans and have those changes become effective the next month after you request a change. Also coming in January are new guidelines for receiving extra help on Part B premiums and prescriptions co-pays. If you have applied in the past but where denied due to having to count life insurance and We all want our house warm and comfortable but we don’t want to spend a fortune in the help from family members you may now qualify. Call me at 622-4682 in January for an process. For that reason you may be utilizing portable space heaters. Space heaters are popular because you can keep the overall house temperature somewhat low and use the port- appointment to see if you qualify and to fill out an application. I hope that everyone has able heater to add extra warmth to the room you are in. Remember space heaters need to be a happy and safe Christmas and New Year. Keep checking the Nurse’s Notes in 2010 for educational, informative and need to know events. I thank every one of you that at least three feet away from any combustible materials – including furniture and curtains. came out last month for the health fair and hope to see even more of you next NovemNever leave a child unattended in a room with a space heater and make sure to turn the heater off when you go to bed. NEVER use a space heater to dry clothing. If you heat your ber for another HEALTH FAIR. house with a wood stove there are some basic steps you need to take to prevent house fires. Lori Ann Cobb RN, FCN You need to have your chimney professionally cleaned every year. Install at least one smoke detector on every level of your home and inside or near sleeping areas. Keep young Artist Hang Up children away from wood stoves and fire places. If you use a fireplace make sure that a th (10am – 6pm) sturdy screen or glass door is in place to keep hot embers in the fireplace. Winter time is apt Deliver Work - Friday, December 11 , 2009 th Opening Reception – Tuesday, December 15 , 2009 (5:30pm – to bring storms that can cause power outages. Stock up on batteries, flashlights, portable 7:30pm) Exhibition dates – November, December 15th – 31st, 2009 radios, canned foods, manual can openers, bottled water and blankets. Also remember to never use a gas or charcoal grill inside the house or in a closed space like a garage. Also, if Have you ever thought about having your artwork hang in a galyou use a portable gas powered electric generator, remember these must ALWAYS be run lery? Well this is your chance. In December, the Randolph Arts outside. If used inside or in an enclosed space carbon monoxide will build up. Guild is opening its gallery for artists of all media and from all walks of life to share their works of art with the community. The Safety needs to be a top priority when decorating as well. Inspect all lights carefully to premise is simple; each artist is allowed to bring up to three pieces of his or her art to make sure the cords are in good shape. If any of the cords are cracked or damaged throw hang up and display. All the Randolph Arts Guild asks is that each artist consider them away and buy new ones. When you buy new lights look for a safety label such as UL making a small donation to help cover the costs of the exhibition. or ETL. If you are placing lights outdoors make sure the lights are approved for outdoor Whether you’re an amateur or a professional, or even if this is the first work of art use. Also, if using any electric decorations outdoors, plug them into an outlet that is ground fault circuit interrupt protected. Do not run extension cords under rugs and try to keep them you’ve ever created, this is the prefect time to share it with others. All works are to be delivered on Dec. 11th, 2009 from 10am – 6pm, with the artist’s name, address, away from areas where people walk. Only replace burned out bulbs with bulbs of exactly and title on the back. If the work is for sale, please list the price, but know that 25% the same size and wattage. We all love candles at holiday time but they can be dangerous. Keep all candles at least three feet away from items that can burn. Also make sure that you of the sale price goes to support the Randolph Arts Guild. th blow out all candles when you leave the room or when you go to bed. Also, candles need to The Opening Reception will be held, December 15 , 2009 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. be placed on sturdy tables and need to be located where they will not be knocked down or Please note that these dates differ from the published 2009 Sara Smith Self Gallery blown over. Always keep candles out of reach of children and pets schedule and as always the opening reception will be free and open to the public. The Randolph Arts Guild is “Your window to the arts in Randolph County” providing Christmas tree safety: If you set up a real tree for Christmas please make sure that the nee- classes, workshops, exhibitions and much, much, more. For more information about dles on the tree are green and that they do not break off easily. When buying the tree bend a the exhibition please call 336-629-0399, or email [email protected] few needles in half, if they snap in two the tree is too dry and you should look for a tree where the needles spring back to their original shape. When you take the tree home put it in a sturdy, non-tip stand filled with water. Give the tree plenty of water; dry trees can catch fire very easily. Keep the tree at least three feet Welcoming new patients —Visit our website at: away from any flame or heat source. Put your tree near the electrical outlet that the lights will be plugged in to and Or “Climax Doc” do not block any portion of the exit from the room.


When you bring your tree home remember STAR to help ensure you enjoy your tree safely. Space: Keep your tree at least three feet away from any heat source or fireplace. Turn off the lights when you leave the room or go to sleep. Add water daily to prevent the tree from drying out. Replace any lights if they burn out or if the cord is frayed or damaged. Have a merry Christmas and a safe and happy winter season. Lori Ann Cobb, RN, 21 FCN

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Randolph Hospital Community Health Foundation Announces 2010 Grant Recipients Every day, Randolph Hospital provides care and healing through quality healthcare services. But Randolph Hospital’s impact on the community is much broader than the care given within the hospital walls. Through grants funded by the Randolph Hospital Community 219 S Greensboro St, Liberty (In Dollar General Shopping Center) Health Foundation the hospital as well as other local non-profit organizations have the opportunity to assist Phone 336-622-2111 with health and wellness programs outside the hospital walls. This year the Randolph Hospital Community MONTHLY SPECIALS Country Hams, Side Meat, Health Foundation is proud to announce that it has Peaches 1.99 Cents Lb awarded 15 health and wellness grants totaling Bacon, Hoop Cheeses Cantaloupe 1.99 Cents Ea $39,792. This is the 13th year the Foundation has proMilk, Eggs, other dairy items vided funding for health and wellness programs Bell Peppers 3 for $1 New Refrigerated Coolers with throughout the community and to Randolph Hospital. Carrots 69 Cents Bunch selected items “Each year the Randolph Hospital Community Health Bananas 39 Cents Lb Chicken and other meats Foundation awards grants to assist with various health Potato -5lb/$2— 10lb/$3 and wellness initiatives,” notes April Thornton, Direccoming!!!! tor of Public Relations and Development. “This was an Onions 3lb / $1.99 extremely competitive year with 43 grant requests Apples $1.19 Lb totaling close to $193,000. Unfortunately, due to a 1 Gallon Vinegar $3 difficult economy we were only able to grant $40,000 in funding which made this process extremely difficult. Now Accepts E.B.T. The grants awarded have the potential to make a big Now Accepts Debit Cards difference in the lives of many, helping to create a healthier community.” The 2010 grants awarded by the Randolph Hospital Full Line Of Gift Baskets Community Health Foundation are the following: From Fruit to $9,000 Asheboro City Schools/Donna Lee Loflin Elementary School to create an Specialty Baskets exemplary model school for fitness educaGive That Useful Gift tion through partnership with Project Fit America. $3,000 Asheboro City Schools/ McCrary Elementary School funding for physical education equipment for students in K-5 to improve health and wellness skills. $2,000 Asheboro Housing Authority to educate and provide in-home foot care services for elderly tenants with diabeAll funds contributed to the Fountes. $1,000 Boys & Girls Club continue funding Healthy Habits program dation are invested and the inpromoting health and wellness for club members ages 6-12. come is used to fund Randolph $3,000 Communities in Schools of Randolph County to provide nutritious Hospital health and wellness profoods to children identified by school staff as needing food to eat over jects, hospital services and equipthe weekend. (Backpack Pals Program) ment, and other community non$4,000 CrossRoad's Retirement Community to provide funding for "Art profit health and wellness profor Health" a program that utilizes art as a vehicle for individuals with grams. $2,000 Hospice of Randolph County to fund Caterpillar’s Quest Bereavement Camp designed to enable children and teens of Randolph To learn more about the County to express and resolve feelings associated with grief/loss. Randolph Hospital Community $2,500 Liberty Grove United Methodist Church/Faith Community Nurse Health Foundation or to make a Program continue educational programs in Liberty teaching children, donation, call (336) 633-7775 or parents and seniors how to eat healthy on a tight budget. visit Randolph Hospital’s website $2,000 Randolph Community College continue funding for home at and caregivers to be delivered through a one-day “Caregiver College.” click on “Foundation” $3,000 Randolph County Partnership for Children funding for Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment for children ages 2-5 in Randolph County Child Care Centers. $3,000 Randolph Health Improvement Partnership (RHIP) to continue funding for Be RHEAL, an adolescent weight management program for males and females. $1,800 Randolph Health Improvement Partnership (RHIP) for funding to support the Quitsmart Tobacco Cessation Training Classes. $1,492 Randolph Hospital Maternity Services to purchase DVD's educating mothers in newborn care, postpartum care and breastfeeding. $1,000 Randolph Hospital Volunteer Services to provide therapeutic massage sessions to patients receiving treatment in the Randolph Cancer Center. $1,000 Trees Asheboro to continue and expand garden and educational program for Asheboro's Eastside neighborhood. “Whether preventing childhood obesity through a fitness program, providing therapeutic massage sessions to cancer patients or pairing children with seniors to grow a vegetable garden, these grants enable important community endeavors to succeed,” states Thornton. “Each grant recipient indirectly helps Randolph Hospital fulfill the second half of its mission, ‘to promote health and wellness’, in unique ways in the community.”

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Well I had the pleasure to set down with a wonderful family and learn more about their business. As many in today’s economy, several people are doing more than one job. This family has turned a love for taxidermy and the love for family time into a wonderful business. That would be Southern Style Taxidermy. The business is ran by Richard Moore of Liberty. I asked Richard how did he even get into this business. Richard stated, “While I was working with Denny Duncan doing lawn work, he introduced me to Perry Stout of Ramseur that does taxidermy work. After watching him, I just had that spark in me that made me fall in love with the notion of trying it for myself. Following this meeting I went on a Wyoming hunting trip and came back with a 10 point buck deer that I wanted mounted. I gave it to a taxidermist in Greensboro and waited and waited to get back for a long period of time. That is when it hit me, I would go to RCC and learn the trade and here I am now.” Richard took me down memory lane. His first mount was a groundhog and followed by a fox . He then ventured up to a little doe deer. He learned to do this while working day and attending night school. Richard let me see all his works and one of my favorite was squirrel mounted to appear it was climbing up a wall. So realistic. Richard showed me he shop out back that he loves spending time while working, but most of all working while teaching his wife and son the art of taxidermy. Richard stated, “Since I have been attending Family Freedom Church a year now and learning to grow in my faith, the Lord has blessed me at every turn, opening up door after door. My growing in the Lord has made me want to spend the time with family and seeing God’s hand at 255 W. Swannanoa Ave standard is over a year now. He is currently work. My working on a raccoon, it looked realisPhone 336-622-3040 business has Karaoke With Johnny K At P & W Country tic. grown as I Cooking Every Tuesday From5pm to 8pm SALES - RENTALS

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