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Vol 6, Issue 1

A Community Paper—By The Community—And For The Community
Free Paper — Bringing the Liberty, Staley, Julian, Climax and Snow Camp Areas Together— Online At www.libertynewspaper.org

6Years And Going

Liberty Resident Makes Much Needed Donation To Town
Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus! The Town of Liberty’s Public Works Depart ment, like many other local municipalities, are vict ims of a troubling economy. They needed an expensive machine to help maintain the 27 miles of underground sewer lines in the town, however, this year’s budget just couldn’t make it a reality, so, Bob Vaughn, the Public Works Director, decided to get creative. He researched and found a “next best” solution; a piece of equipment that cost about $65,0000 less, that could meet the most immediate critical need. “We needed a machine setup so that one man could handle it alone on these nights and weekends, when many of the sewer problems occur.” Said Bob. The problem was that the machine was too heavy for one man to load and unload from the bed of a pickup truck. As he road through the town on his daily tour of duty, Bob discovered several small trailers sitting in the yards of some local residents. He p laced a note on the doors of them asking if the owners would be interested in selling them to the Town. Early the next mo rning, the Town Manager, Roger Davis, discovered a voice message on the town’s answering system fro m a local resident offering one of the trailers at no charge, as a courtesy. “ We played the message over and over, said Bob, because it was just too good to be true!” Bob phoned Gerald Varner, of Varner Roofing And Siding, the owner of the trailer. Yes, it was true, we could have the trailer. “Just come get it, “I’ll sign the Title over to you, said Varner. “I wasted no time in responding.” It worked out perfectly. The trailer had a ret ractable loading gate that made it perfect for rolling the equip ment on and off with ease. Just as promised, Joel Varner arrived at Town hall Tuesday with Tit le in hand. “We are so excited that the local residents of Liberty are willing to “Step Up”, to help the Town through these tough economic t imes.” Th is, Virg inia, is what makes Liberty so special. We are not at all ashamed to admit to the economic stress we are under. Anyone’s assistance is openly, and graciously appreciated. The next thing on our wish list is a retractable extension cord reel, and a tool bo x to house the various attachments the machine uses. Thank you Gerald Varner. It could only happen in Liberty!

Liberty Christmas Tree Lighting Bigger Than Ever
Wow is all I can say. December 7th, Monday night in Liberty was full of holiday cheer and fun. As is years past the Liberty Chamber pulled out all the stops for an awesome Christmas tradition. This year we had two special guests. That would be no other than Mr Santa himself and this year Cindy Farmer from Fox 8 News. These two was a dynamic duo that flipped the switch to illuminate the downtown tree with thousands of twinkling lights. Cindy spoke to the crowds and encouraged all to have a Merry Christmas. Santa did as normal with landing his sleigh at the Liberty Fire Department and being delivered on a fire truck. The local fire fighters helped feed and water the reindeer as Santa spent his time listening to each children Christmas list. While in line, Freedom Family Church of Liberty, provided professional 5x7 photos of the children with Santa. The Chamber helped with getting all the children in the great order to visit with Santa. As the children left the Liberty Chiropractic Office (A big thanks to Dr Tom Blake for allowing us to continue to use his facility as center stage for this event) they were able to get free balloons courtesy of Randolph Telephone. The stage was on Depot Street (special thanks to ACTS Accounting for providing the power for the stage) we had a huge line up of local entertainment that ranged from Liberty School Pre– K and also the Kindergarten classes to local like April Miller and Keith Bartell and the band from Winston that loves Liberty, Tanners Revenge that provided the sound system for the night. The final act was a request by many from last year and that was the high spirited Staley Baptist Church Singers. A special thanks to Celebrate Liberty’s Children for lining up and coordinating all the great music for the night. Well, we were blessed another year with a live nativity scene from Parks Cross Road Christian Church. From live camels to live actors, this gave the true meaning of our season, the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Well flip over to page 2 and 3 for more on this….

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Here Is Your Chance To Be Heard
Visit www.liberty-nc.com and look under STMS Grant. Here you will find a place for local consumers and another place for local retailers to vote, voice concerns, wishes, desires, and more to be collected to share with the Small Town Main Street Grant Group. So what do you think people. The first step is to see where you are at, good and the bad. Let your opinion be heard.

BE HEARD FOLKS!!
L to R Town M anger Roger Davis, Gerald Varner, & Public Works Director, Bob Vaughn "Believing

in God will save you from a devil's hell... believing God will take you to a whole new level of liv ing!"

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Tree Lighting Continued And numerous local crafters had their wares out for sale. We even had live Christmas trees and wreaths for sale. We hope next year the list grows. This years Christmas Message was given by Pastor Randy Hand of Freedom Family Church. It was a blessing to see the entire crowd to grow quite as a prayer was done. The committee that put this event on did an awesome job and we look forward to seeing what the have in store for next year. A big thank you to all the business and people that made this years possible. The committee for this years event was Teresa Bruchone, Dr Tom Blake, Jennifer M Beasley, Kevin Bowman, Larry Alexander, Aryan Slakfay. This is just one of many events that takes place at Liberty. With the new grant Small Town Main Street and the committees heading up the promotions has a huge list of new events to take place in the coming year. But I would like to call out to all the community, why not be part of these events, or bring your own events. Lets make Liberty a great place to live and visit. See you at the next big event in Liberty.

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Updated On Small Town Main Street Grant
On Tuesday December 8, 2009 Small Town Main Street staff Sherry Adams and Lew Holloway arrived in Liberty around 2:30 p.m. and met with a few downtown business owners looking at their buildings and took additional photographs. At 5 p.m. STMS staff met with the Executive Committee. Members present were: Billy Hardin, Chair of the STMS committee, Kevin Bowman, chair of Promotions, JB Griffith, co-chair for Economic Restructuring, Philip Wright, chair for Design and City Manager Roger Davis. Mr. Holloway went over the mapping exercise for the evening as well as discussed the “Vision” portion of the meeting. Ms. Adams told the executive committee that both Tim Simmons and Paul Fomberg with the State Historic Preservation Office are able to come on March 9 for a lunch meeting with the Liberty property owners to do a presentation on what it means for the downtown to be on the National Register of Historic Places and in particular what it could mean for them as property owners. Billy Hardin suggested that accountants be invited to attend since it is important for the property owners who may be considering a tax credit building rehabilitation project. The committee agreed this would be important. The Executive Committee and the Economic Restructuring Committee will work together to encourage the property owners to attend this luncheon and the committee will also work out the details as far as place for this luncheon to be held.

up with a program to suit their desired goals. Mr. Wilkie stated that there were several options; the banks could pool a certain amount of money and have it designated for low interest loans that would go toward downtown projects specifically for projects that would enhance buildings or banks could donate a certain amount to the town to be used for such projects but the town would administer the loan. The committee decided to discuss this more in-depth at the next meeting. The committee also worked on the mapping exercise suggesting that an area be added to the boundary. The results of the exercise will be announced at next month’s meeting.

Promotions: Members present were Chairman Kevin Bowman, Carol Wall, Debbie Edwards and Larry Alexander. (notes submitted by Kevin Bowman) Reviewed meeting notes from Nov 10 (Town Hall) and Nov 24 (Y'all Come Back Restaurant) meetings held by Promotions Committee. Reviewed Tree Lighting and Getting Word Out Looked at entire year from Feb 2010 to Jan 2011 Put together a tentative schedule for each month including Items for each month a. marked all major reoccurring such as Antique Festival, July Celebration and etc. b. came up with a theme for each month - this will be a city wide promotion Hoping to tie sales events, and other events into theme (also hoping for city wide decorations on main street to tie into theme) Result: Hoping to encourage people to come back each month to see the new theme look At 5:30 p.m. the STMS Committee met. The first part of the meeting was spent going over c. Schedule a major event each month of the year to bring people to Liberty the mapping exercise that the individual committees within their own committee would (Hoping to publish a yearly calendar event to hand out to people to encourage return trips) discuss the downtown boundaries make recommendations as a committee and report these Result: Hoping to create an excitement and fun time to be had in area recommendations back to the STMS staff. d. Came up with a bi-monthly promotion drawings This for an example would be month of Jan - for any merchant wanting to participate, The next part of the STMS Committee meeting focused on vision words for the vision would have to pay a fee to be a sponsor (this will help offset cost) January would be that statement that the STMS Committee will draft over the next couple of meetings. each $10 spent at any of the business results in a free raffle ticket The prize for end of The vision words that the group called out are: January drawing would be Valentine Theme Basket, Basket to include (not verified) free Inviting Quaint Friendly Clean show for two at showcase theatre, dinner for two, free bouquets flowers, chocolate, Special/NicheConvenient Destination Historical and possible Limo ride from local limo service. Fun Activity Entertainment Focal Point (Meeting on Main) Result: Hoping to have a reason to spend your money in Liberty Value Unique Sustainable Achievable Decided to skip fourth Tuesday meeting of committee due to holidays. Professional Individuality We will distribute our calendar to all committee members to review and improve or comment on prior to January Meeting. The objective is for the STMS committee to consider how to use these words in writing a Work on a committee under us to work on inviting all local merchant employees to a free vision statement. meeting to highlight local attractions. (Possibly even try to line up a free tour day for people to go visit the attractions and other business in town) Also wanting to look at having a Committee Notes: speaker to motive them on creating a warm inviting spirit to encourage repeat visits Chuck Economic Restructuring – Committee members present were Co-chair JB Griffith, Billy Edwards with Debbie's Automotive and Liberty NAPA has been working with car clubs Hardin, Roger Davis and Robert Wilkie. This committee discussed Tim Simmons and to bring a monthly Cruise In on the third or fourth Saturday of each Paul Fomberg with SHPO coming in March to do a presentation on month from April to October. A separate break out session will be Historic tax credits for property owners who are interested in rehadone to review what is needed and required. bilitating their buildings. This committee will work on getting the Also a meeting with town manager, police chief will be done to property owners to this luncheon meeting. review guidelines. Chuck has the clubs committed on coming to Liberty . Worked on mapping The ER committee also discussed a Capital Improvement Grant Proexercise. Details of this exercise will be announced next month. gram to go with the Façade Incentive Grant program that the Design Committee would be working on within their committee. The Capital Design: Members present were committee Chair, Phillip Wright, Improvement Program would be structured as a grant that would Rhonda Murray, Carolyn Vickery, Lew Holloway. This committee help people who may need just a small amount to help close a finanbegan working on the Façade Incentive Grant program preparing to cial gap when it comes to capital improvements on their buildings. put it together with the ER’s incentive package so that the city counThe grant could toward anything structural including HVAC, wiring, cil will possibly designate funds for this program in the next fiscal plumbing, making the building more energy efficient. This grant year. They also worked on their mapping exercise identifying the differs from the Façade grant since the façade grant focuses on improving the appearance boundaries of downtown. of the façade of a building. The committee will review the draft of the guidelines for a The meeting concluded around 6:30 p.m. Capital Improvement Program and at next month’s meeting make changes, revisions etc. with the intent to consider proposing a financial incentive package to the city council for Next meeting is January 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Liberty Town Hall. them to allocate a portion of the 2010-2011 budget for such program(s). Executive Committee (these are the committee chairs) will meet at 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall Another incentive program that was discussed is a loan pool program. Ms. Adams briefly with STMS Staff. explained to the group how the loan pool programs that she was familiar with were established and run, but she suggested that she felt that the committee could discuss and come

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Formerly know as Melinda’s is now re-opened as Liberty Diner. When you walk the through the doors you will stand in amazement. This is not a typical restaurant for Liberty. You have formal setting with linen table clothes and all the finishing touches down the flowers. This was the desire for the new business owner, TJ. I had the pleasure to set down with his son and talk about the new business. They are open every day of the week with breakfast served all day long, along with lunch and dinner. The menu is just as amazing as the new look. One of the specialties that repeat customers ask for this their Reuben Sandwich (Corn beef, sauerkraut on Rye Bread then topped with melted Swiss cheese.) Another favorite lunch meal they say people are asking for is the pizza burger. Some examples of their current specials not on the menu are broiled halibut, stuffed jumbo shrimp with crabmeat, broiled filet of sole with crabmeat, broiled stuffed twin lobster tail, sirloin steak, stuffed chicken breast and my favorite Prime Rib. They offer items from American, Italian, Greek and more styles. You will be amazed at the quality. They have a large breakfast menu also. This is not the families first run at a restaurant, for they have restaurants in Long Island, New York to San Antonio, Texas. Speaking of New York, that is the style of steaks and beef. Not no thin cut steaks but thick steaks….mmmmmm

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Not only have they brought an upscale restaurant to Liberty, they are currently under the remolding stages for a new Flea Market. Just like the restaurant, this is not their first flea market for they own others around the state. The new flea market will be going to located on E Swannanoa Ave behind Liberty Showcase and in the same building that has Kings Gym. There will be not outside vendors allowed. Only booths and spaces allowed inside. They are wanting an up scale flea market. What a great new addition to Liberty. To learn more about the Flea Market you can call 686-8052. Okay everyone...we have lost business...we want new ones...lets support these new guys.

The student council at Nathanael Kids Menu Wed & Sun—Country Buffet Greene Elementary School encourThur-Country/Italian Buffet aged participation in the Kids, Cans Fri & Sat& Ca$h Recycle Challenge. Susan Country/Seafood Buffet Heim and “PETE” the plastic bottle guy from Gu ilford County Environmental Serv ices came out to Nathanael Greene to get the students excited about recycling, however the most excit ing part for the students was when Angella Hauser, the school’s principal, agreed to color her hair green and yellow and race a student around the school’s track IF the school could win the challenge for their size category. Fro m November Snow Camp, NC 2nd through November 13th the stuPrivate Parties Welcome dents were encouraged to bring in Catering Services alu minu m cans for recycling. The M illstone Catering is available everyschool was notified Friday afternoon day. Call and book your holiday events now. Catering available on that a total of 818 pounds of cans had sight at our Burlington & Snow Camp been collected. On Monday, Mrs. location or we will come to you! Hauser received a phone call with the news that the school not only colCall to order your Hickory Smoked lected more than other schools in Hams, pies and cakes. their size category but that they had collected more than any other *Closed Christmas and school!! An assembly was scheduled Christmas Eve* for Tuesday morning to celebrate the school’s success. As an additional surprise for the students Republic Waste Services donated 2 Miley Cyrus tickets 327 Drama Road, to be awarded to one lucky Snow Camp, NC student for her Ph 336-376-6991 upcoming conOr 336-222-6991 cert on NoBryan & Melodee vember 22nd . Wilson—Owners The celebration continued on Thursday night at Proehlific Park where the school was presented with a banner and trophy while the students played, ate pizza and had drin ks. For first time participants, Nathanael Greene is proud of what was accomplished and plans to participate in future recycle challenges.

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Thank You To Local Reader—1st Grade Teacher Gail Deal For Story Above

Liberty Ame rican Legion Post 81 Annual Police, Fire man, EMS, Appreciation Night And Christmas Party. 12 Decembe r, 2009 Meal at 6:00p.m.—Meeting at 7:00p.m.
The meal consisted of BBQ, baked chicken, venison, baked beans, slaw, potatoes, apples, coffee, tea, lemonade, and desserts. A group of 130 members and guests were present. The meeting was opened by 15th District - Post Commander Tommy Parham. The opening prayer by Chaplain Henry Galary, with the POW/MIA Remembrance Service by Cary A. McMasters, and Pledge of Allegiance by Commander Parham. The introduction of guests by Cary McMasters were as follows: Kevin Bowman- Liberty Leader, Richard Raines- Correspondent of 40/8 from Asheville, Lou Cook- Department Commander from Snow Hill, Sue Jones- Department President from Highlands or Sylva, N.C., Sharon Neville-Division III President, Richard Neville, PDC from Clayton, Barbara Wilson- 15th District President, Harold Wilson- 15th District Vice Commander from Lexington. Presentation Of Law Officer of the Year from Liberty went to SGT. Rusty McPherson. Randolph County Sheriff’s Officer of the Year went to Deputy Chad Oates. Fireman of the Year were as follows; Julian – Dennis Layton, Staley- Ricky Cannoy, and Liberty- David Fogleman. These Awards were for Outstanding Service in the Communities and to their Departments. The Randolph County Honor Guard was honored for the Service to the Department Commander Lou Cook from Snow Hill Post 94 Veterans and Families. The Randolph County Honor Guard to date has honored 426 was the speaker at Liberty American Legion Post 81 on 12 veterans with their final rites in the surrounding counties. Liberty Boy Scout Troop December 2009 for our Law Officer, Fireman of the year 502 was honored for their Outstanding Flag Retirement Ceremony in November 14, and Christmas party. His talk was on "I'll bet you did not 2009 and recognizing the Veterans in attendance. Scoutmaster Jeff Folwell gave each Know" and we did not. It was a very interesting talk as well Veteran an eyelet from the flags for “Good Luck”. The Post Members were recognized as very informative. Commander Cook received a Certififor the work that was done at the Post this week for the gathering. A lot of time and cate of Appreciation for his work in the American Legion on work was put into cleaning the building and preparing the meal. Thanks All. The Auxiliary President Jeane Stutts received several awards from the Department, Divithe Local, State and National Level. The Presentation was sion, and District Presidents that were at the meeting. Our Auxiliary Unit 81 was one of by Cary McMasters and 15th District Commander Tommy the FIRST in the state to get 100% in membership. Several gifts were exchanged and President Jeane Stutts received several certificates for the unit. L.T. Smith, Voiture 1172 Correspondent made a few remarks concerning the Nursing Scholarships and did the 40/8 drawing for the scholarships. A nurse in training Melissa Coley, spoke briefly and drew the winning ticket. The winner was Commander Tommy N. Parham and the money was donated back to the 40/8 for scholarships. The Speaker for the night was Department Commander Lou Cook from Snow Hill Post 94. The Commander talk was very interesting and thought provoking. The Liberty American Legion Post 81 gave the Commander a Certificate of Appreciation for his visit to out Post and the outstanding work he is doing for the American Legion on the local, State, and National level. The Poinsettias that were used for decoration were given as door prizes. Hardin’s Wholesale donated the plants as they do each year, which helped to make our event a success. The Post was collecting Food for the Liberty Food Bank and we received eleven bags of food. We THANK all that brought the food. It is (LtoR)Liberty American Legion Auxiliary Unit 81 at our Annual Christmas going to a good cause and people are thankful to Party. Susan Morin had just received a certificate of Appreciation for doing an get it. With no further business, the meeting was Scoutmaster Jeff Folwell from Liberty Troop 502 receiving a adjourned after the closing prayer by Chaplain outstanding job for the Unit 81 and assisting the President. Helping with the Certificate of Appreciation for the Outstanding job the Troop Henry Galary. Respectively submitted, Cary A. Presentation were Department President Sue Jones, Susan Morin, Unit 81 did with the Flag retirement in November and Honoring the McMasters, PDC Post 81 Adjutant President Jeane Stutts, 15th District President Barbara Wilson, and III Division Veterans that were at the ceremony. Presentation by ComPresident Sharon Neville. Unit 81 was also one of the first units to attain 100% mander Tommy Parham and PDC Cary McMasters.. A rein membership again this year. minder that Scouting will be 100 years old in 2010.

The Randolph County Honor Guard was recognized for their Outstanding Service to the Veterans and Communties surrounding Randolph County. To date this year the Honor Guard has honored 426 Veterans and families. Several members and spouses of the Honor Guard were in attendance for the evening. Receiving the Certificate was Commander Hal Winslow and Wendy Hagerty. Presentation by (LtoR) 15th District Commander Tommy Parham, Wendy Hagerty, Hal Winslow, and PDC Cary McMasters. 7

The Annual Fireman, Law Officers of the Year, and Christmas Party was held 12 December 2009 at 6:00p.m. and Program at 7:00p.m. (L to R)Randolph County Sheriff Maynard Reid ...Sheriff's Officer of the Year to Deputy Chad Oates. Liberty Police Officer of the Year to SGT. Rusty McPherson by Chief Jerry Brown. Fireman of the Year --Julian, Dennis Layton by Chief Jeff Folwell, Staley, Ricky Cannoy by Chief Ronald Williams. Liberty Fireman was David Fogleman and was not able to attend but was received by Chief J.R. Beard. These awards are for outstanding service to the community and their Departments.

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The Small Town Main Street Program Promotions Committee is working at putting together a 2010 calendar of all the events that will be taking place in Liberty (and local communities). This will be used to post on multiple community calendar websites, plus to the committee to work around current events for future promotions and activities. Email us your date to

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The journal will provide an outlet fo r local bereaved families to share stories of loss, healing and unique memorials. The first printing of the journal is scheduled for February 2010 with distribution locations listed at http://justacloud.wordpress.com/journal-locations/. The death of a loved one, pregnancy or pet is devastating and society as a whole varies greatly on what is acceptable in the mourn ing process. The various coping mechanisms, support and cherished legacies will provide the community with addit ional resources to explore, while in their o wn grief. Whether the loss was due to miscarriage, euthanasia, AIDS, Cancer o r a trag ic event, the pain is real. Interactive discussion is available at http://justacloud.wordpress.com. Educational articles will address proactive living (planned, physical and financial), local resources and support. For many people, the loss of an animal, loved one or pregnancy is a life altering event. The loss may affect our habits, motivation, personal interaction, decision making and many other characteristics. Personal grieving style is a direct reflection of family background, culture, age, gender and other factors. The journal Interviewing Bereaved will provide a p latform enabling the co mmunity to share their personal stories of Families of the Piedmont hope. Please contact Triad and Surrounding [email protected] if interested in carrying. The concept was born after the Areas. loss of my stillborn son Tanner, in 2003. Love Talk blog is dedicated to grieving families of pregnancy and infant loss at www.shivere.wordpress.com, with over 100 stories shared by hurting families. Diana Gardner-W illiams-Publisher

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This touched my heart. May you be touched also.

Subject: Am I a Fireman Yet?
In Phoenix , Arizona , a 26-year-old mother stared down at her 6 year old son, who was dying of terminal leukemia. Although her heart was filled with sadness, she also had a strong feeling of determination. Like any parent, she wanted her son to grow up and fulfill all his dreams. Now that was no longer possible. The leukemia would see to that. But she still wanted her son's dream to come true. She took her son's hand and asked, 'Billy, did you ever think about what you wanted to be once you grew up ? Did you ever dream and wish what you would do with your life ?' Mommy, 'I always wanted to be a fireman when I grew up.' Mom smiled back and said, 'Let's see if we can make your wish come true..' Later that day she went to her local fire Department in Phoenix , Arizona , where she met Fireman Bob, who had a heart as big as Phoenix . She explained her son's final wish and asked if it might be possible to give her 6 year-old son a ride around the block on a fire engine. Fireman Bob said, 'Look, we can do better than that. If you'll have your son ready at seven o'clock Wednesday morning, we'll make him an honorary Fireman for the whole day. He can come down to the fire station, eat with us, go out on all the fire calls, the whole nine yards ! And if you'll give us his sizes, we'll get a real fire uniform for him, with a real fire hat - not a toy -- one-with the emblem of the Phoenix Fire Department on it, a yellow slicker like we wear and rubber boots.' 'They're all manufactured right here in Phoenix , so we can get them fast.' Three days later Fireman Bob picked up Billy, dressed him in his uniform and escorted him fro m his hospital bed to the waiting hook and ladder truck. Billy got to sit on the back of the truck and help steer it back to the fire station. He was in heaven. There were three fire calls in Phoenix that day and Billy got to go out on all three calls. He rode in the different fire engines, the Paramedic's ' van, and even the fire chief's car. He was also videotaped for the local news program. Having his dream come true, with all the love and attention that was lavished upon him, so deeply touched Billy, that he lived three months longer than any doctor thought possible. One night all of his vital signs began to drop dramatically and the head nurse, who believed in the hospice concept - that no one should die alone, began to call the family members to the hospital. Then she remembered the day Billy had spent as a Fireman, so she called the Fire Chief and asked if it would be possible to send a fireman in uniform to the hospital to be with Billy as he made his transition. The chief replied, 'We can do better than that. We'll be there in five minutes. Will you please do me a favor ? When you hear the sirens screaming and see the lights flashing, will you announce over the PA system that there is not a fire ?' 'It's the department coming to see one of its finest members one more time. And will you open the window to his room ?' About five minutes later a hook and ladder truck arrived at the hospital and extended its ladder up to Billy's third floor open window -------- 16 fire-fighters climbed up the ladder into Billy's room !! With his mother's permission, they hugged him and held him and told him how much they LOVED him. With his dying breath, Billy looked up at the fire chief and said, 'Chief, am I really a fireman now ?' 'Billy, you are, and The Head Chief, Jesus, is holding your hand,' the chief said. With those words, Billy smiled and said, 'I know, He's been holding my hand all day, and the angels have been singing.' He closed his eyes one last time. My instructions were to send this to at least four people that I wanted God to bless and I picked you. Please pass this to at least four people you want to be blessed. Uplifting stories are one of the best gifts we receive. There is no cost, but a lot of rewards, so let's continue to uplift one another~ True Story

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A New Section In The Liberty Leader. Each issue we w ill learn about some locations in our fine state. Our kids should not be the only ones learning at school, we are never to old to keep learning. The owner of the Carolina Panthers was born in this community. Legend has it that Spring Hope was named because settler Daniel Crenshaw worried that his enemies might poison the water supply so he held hope for the springs to rise forever fresh. In 1852 those springs helped establish the Pine Valley Distillery as one of the largest liquor makers in the South, which helped attract the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad to town. Tall long leaf pines also attracted the timber industry with lumber, tar, pitch and turpentine. In Spring Hope you will find over two dozen homes on the Historic Register, boasting Greek Revival, Carpenter Gothic and Cottage Victorian architecture. Famous residents include Claude Abernathy, who served as Speaker of the NC House and Allen Barbee, who served in the legislature for 26 years. Jerry Richardson, owner of the Carolina Panthers was born here. The annual Pumpkin Festival in October draws as many as 30,000 people with fun and activities. Honoring the past and building on the future Spring Hope is another wonderful Carolina Community.

Randy Produce Expands In Liberty
From its start as just a produce market, they pointed out to the residents of Liberty, you help support us, we will grow. Well thanks to all the great new and repeat customers, they are holding up their end of the bargain. Not only will you find fresh fruits and vegetables, but now you can find dairy products, eggs, and now meats from chicken to pork to meat. They also carry breads at a great price of 2 for $1. They also do gift baskets. With added additions of more freezer and coolers, they offer you more great items at a reduced price. So this is just another example of support our local business. See their ad on page 2 of the paper. Make a point to stop in and visit them. You will be glad you did and in the process you will be supporting another local business.

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

Happy New Year Everyone!
I pray that 2010 will be a wonderful year for you in many ways. May God shower His blessings upon you as you walk closely with Him throughout the year. May you find His strength uplifting in times of difficulty and uncertainty. May you grow in your relationship with Him, as well as in someone you know who needs Him. May the goals you set for the new year come true, as you work diligently to accomplish them. Keep in mind these most accurately words that was given to Job during his time of great loss. While Bildad (Jobs friend (?)), along with two other friends (?), thought Job had brought down the trouble upon himself due to some great sin in his life, and that if he confessed his sin to God, God would bless him greatly. Bildad was obviously off base with his assessment of Job's situation since he knew nothing of why this came upon Job. But he couldn't have been more accurately with his words since they surely would come true. "Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be." -- Job 8:7 Maybe you are setting out to read the Bible completely through this year; learn a certain number of Bible verses; learn how to truly share your faith and see someone accept Jesus as their Savior this year; find a better job that you will enjoy; get on the road to becoming debt free; or a number of other things. Just remember your beginnings will seem small and so far away, but stick to your goals and don't give up, and your future will be prosperous. May God bless you richly this year, Pastor David (Watermark Fellowship Church)

PLEASANT UNION WESLEYAN CHURCH
2262 Pleasant Hill-Liberty Rd.

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!

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

“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

Snow Camp Baptist Church
8724 Snow Camp Rd– Snow Camp Pastor Danny Wallace Ph 376-3237
S.S. 9:30am-Worship 10:30Sunday Night 6pm-Wed 7pm

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

Parsonage 622-4628 Church 622-2157

(336)376-3453
Changing Lives, Worshipping the Lord, Building Relationships, and enjoying dynamic fellowship.

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“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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Service Jan.10, 2010 at 3p.m. St. Stephen AME Church 7 05 S. Kirkman St. Speaker: Rev. Richard Corpening. The public is invited to this grand event.

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 Phone 336-622-4482

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

Www.libertyfbc.org

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

Upcoming Events By St Stephens

St. Stephen AME Church
Hickory Grove UMC PO Box 1814(10068 Silk Hope –Liberty Rd) Liberty Ph 622-1872 Pastor Ryan Gabriel Sunday School 10am Worship 11am
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Jan 22 Fri Night Live &;00 pm Liberty School various gospel artist-sponsored byt he Pearls Ministry of St Stephen--tickets $5.00 Jan 23-Women's Empowerment 12:00 pm various speakers for women of all ages "A Womanless Wedding" Saturday, January 31,2010 at 3:00 pm Come enjoy the fun and fellowship! St.Stephen AME 705 S. Kirkman Street Liberty

705 S. Kirkman Street Liberty

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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.

Tickets are $5.00
Please call Myra for more information 336-267-1626
Lewis Grove Holiness Church 434 S Allison St— Liberty Ph 336-622-4230

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

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Faith sees the invisible, Believes the incredible And receives the impossible.

Minutes of the Council Meeting of The Liberty Town Council Pastor Issac Fortune, Sr move on a calling from the God to open up a new Held on November 23, 2009 at 7:30 church work. It is located at 251 N Asheboro St in Liberty. Local remember MinutesCouncil Member Pike Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes of this old building for years as Hardin's Florist Building . The new church is the October meetings. Council Member Carolyn Vickrey seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. knew church is called “St Paul Help Me Holy Ghost Mission Baptist Public Hearing – Zoning Text Amendment Mayor Stanley opened the Public Church.” Their mission is this ,”Reaching out to the lost and to those who Hearing on the Zoning Text Amendment. Town Manager, Roger Davis, presented the staff report are saved through evangelism. Teaching the Word of God, the gospel and doctrine of Jesus Christ by the aid of the Holy Spirit. Then saith he unto his prepared by Reynolds Neely and the recommendation by the Planning Board. To more accurately classify businesses, it is requested that Banquet Hall, and Community Center be added to Section disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye 154.006 “Definitions”, Section 154.067 “Table of Permitted Uses, and Section 154.147 “Parking therefore the Lord of the harvest that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. Matthew 9:37 - 38,” The first service of this new church in Liberty Requirements Table and Diagram”. There being no comments or concern from the public nor the Council, Mayor Stanley closed the Public Hearing. Council Member Carolyn Vickrey made a mowas held on December 6th. A vision that Pastor Issac Fortune is following. tion to approve the Staff Report prepared by Reynolds Neely. Council Member Pike Johnson secSo lets get to know Pastor Fortune more. He is married to Linda and has onded the motion, which passed unanimously. The Zoning Ordinance will now add the following: eight children, thirteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild, five brothers, Section 154.006 “Definitions” four sisters. He was born in Lynchburg, SC and now resides for several Community Center years in our fair town of Liberty. What Lead you in to the ministry? I was A government or nonprofit facility used for recreational, social, educational, cultural services and called to the ministry by God, my Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ to serve. activities. Services may be targeted to certain populations (e.g. youth, seniors) but membership is In 1999, when I gave my life to Jesus Christ. I served as Teacher and Super- available to the general public. Examples of services include tax assistance, fitness training, senior meals, after school tutoring sessions, food pantries and public assemblies. This use does not inintendent of Sunday School before becoming a Deacon. I received by calling to preach in 2001. My initial sermon was done on September 29, 2001. I clude schools, places of worship, banquet facilities, social or service club, or counseling services.

New Church Work Springs Up on Asheboro St In Liberty

was ordained in October 2005. Now God has called me to a greater work in his kingdom as Pastor. So I asked Pastor Fortune, what is your vision for this church? He stated, “Reaching out to the lost and to those who are saved through evangelism. Teaching the Word of God, the gospel and doctrine of Jesus Christ by the aid of the Holy Spirit.” I asked him if he had any favorite role model. “Jesus Christ, Apostle Paul and Michael Thomas, pastor of Love and Faith Christian Center. Because of their teaching of Kingdom Living and salvation,” he explained. I love asking this question to the new people I meet as I hope to get some tips to live my life by. That question would be, what is the best piece of advice you would like to give the readers? Pastor Fortune jumped right in with ,”Seek after Jesus Christ with all your Heart, Soul and Mind. Keep the faith in God. Believing that he is the way, truth and the life. He may not come when you want him but he will be there on time. Psalms 37:25 - I have been young, and now am old: yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.” He concluded to pass this on to the readers ,” I love you, but God loves you best. For God so loved the world, He gave his only begotten son.” Amen to that. ST. PAUL HELP ME HOLY GHOST MISSION BAPTIST CHURCH 251 N ASHEBORO STREET LIBERTY, NC 27298 Pastor Isaac Fortune, Sr. - 336-501-3306 Meeting Times of Church? Sunday School..............................................10:00 am Morning Worship.........................................11:00 am Bible Study - Wednesday...................7 pm - 8:30 pm Communion First Sunday ST. PAUL HELP ME HOLY GHOST

Banquet facility, banquet hall, function hall, rental hall, reception or meeting hall. A building, facility, room, or portion thereof, which is rented, leased or otherwise made available to any person or group for a private event or function, such as hosting a party, banquet or reception, that is not open to the general public, whether or not a fee is charged. Food may be prepared onsite or brought in from offsite. Live entertainment may be featured as accessory to the meeting or banquet. Section 154.067 “Table of Permitted Uses Community Center Permitted in: B1, B2 and Special Use in: R40, R12, R6, RMF Banquet facility, banquet hall, function hall, rental hall, reception or meeting hall Permitted in: B1, B2 and I Section 154.147 “Parking Requirements Table and Diagram Community Center One (1) parking space per four (4) occupants as established by N.C. State building Code Section 1004 “Occupant Load” Banquet facility, banquet hall, function hall, rental hall, reception or meeting hall One (1) parking space per four (4) occupants as established by N.C. State building Code Section 1004 “Occupant Load” Budget Amendment - weapon saleCouncil Member Pike Johnson made motion to approve the Budget Amendment from the sale of weapons. Council Member James Lee Humble seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Temporary Street Closing for Christmas ParadeThe Liberty Chamber of Commerce has requested street closings to accommodate the Christmas Parade on December 5, 2009, during the hours of 2:00pm. to approximately 4:00 pm. Public Works will be blocking streets and the Police Personnel directing traffic. Council Member Pike Johnson made a motion to approve the street closings. Council Member Tracy Whatley seconded the motion which passed unanimously. Board AppointmentsCouncil Member Carolyn Vickrey made a motion to appoint Thomas Robbins and Rhonda Murray to the Patterson Cottage Committee for a three (3) year term ending September 2012. Council Member Tracy Whatley seconded the motion which passed unanimously. Council Member James Lee Humble made a motion to appoint Sarah M. Shoffner to the Library Board for a three (3) year term ending November 2012. Council Member Pike Johnson seconded the motion. Town Managers ReportThe Courier Tribune printed an article on Liberty and the Small Town Main Street Program in their Sunday addition on November 22, 2009.Since Town Council has invited the newly elected Council to ride on the Christmas Parade float we need a head count to adequately provide a float large enough to accommodate everyone. Council CommentsCarolyn Vickrey has been approached about the speed the limit in Fogleman Acres. Residents would like to see “Children at Play” signs or lower speed limit signs posted. AdjournThere being no further business to discuss, Council Member Pike Johnson made a motion to adjourn. Council Member Carolyn Vickrey seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

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This letter is an S.O.S.
The American Cancer Society of Randolph County is in need of volunteers for its Road to Recovery Program. Road to Recovery is a group of volunteers who drive cancer patients to and from medical centers for treatment. Transportation is a major problem for North Carolina cancer patients. For instance, one cancer patient requiring radiation therapy could need anywhere from 20 to 30 trips in six weeks. A patient receiving chemotherapy might report for treatment weekly for up to a year. In many cases, a patient is driven to hospitals or clinics by relatives or friends. But even they must occasionally seek alternative transportation. That’s where Road to Recovery comes in. We are hoping for the total cooperation of the community in this project, and we need the support of your members. Would you please include the following notice in your next paper: The American Cancer Society of Randolph County is seeking new members for its Road to Recovery program. This is a group of volunteers who drive cancer patients in Randolph County to and from medical facilities for life-saving treatments. The schedules are flexible. If you have a car and can spare as little as one morning or afternoon a month to help somebody along the road to recovery, call American Cancer Society staff member, Heather Syrylo at (336) 8340844. Somebody needs you. We gratefully thank you in advance for your help. Sincerely, Heather Syrylo, Mission Delivery Manager-Randolph Co American Cancer Society Emily Leach, Community Manager-Randolph County American Cancer Society Story Idea Above—Thanks to Kendal Klien—Local Reader Who is Winter Games For?

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Liberty Barber Shop
131 W Swannanoa Ave Downtown Liberty
Tue-Fri 8:00am to 6:00pm Sat 8:00am to 12:30pm Free FREE Free For Kids K thru 5th Grade
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Kustom Collision Center—Just Around The Corner

Well several of us was use to seeing Kustom Collision Center at n the corner of S Fayetteville St and S Greensboro St until it was Agai gone. I myself even thought it was not located in Liberty any l New Al more. Well I was surprised, it has just moved to a new location in Liberty and has never stop being. Located at 437 Frances St Collision Repair—Like It Never Ever Happened! which is also known as York Martin Road is the home for KusFree Estimates 437 Frances Dr (Same AsYork Martin Rd) - Liberty, NC 27298 tom Collision Center. I had a wonderful visit with owner Chris All Types Trucks & Cars Collision Repair Dent Removal Domestic & Foreign Terry while catching up with him. This little spot has a lot more to offer than you realize. We all have known them from major to ***Servicing All Insurance Companies—Bring Us Your Vehicle For A Claim Quote*** minor body repair. Whether a hail storm to an ice storm, they Also Custom Transportation E-Bay Transport Car & Truck Sales have you covered for all your car damage needs. Need that little dent popped out or a whole new side to car due to wreck they Minor Brake Repair—Minor Auto Repair—Oil Changes—Local Towing—Professional Car Detailing can do. Chris even told me that they use only the best. Their paints last the life of the vehicle. Yes you can see those ads on TV that has a FEELING BLUE, SORRY FOR YOURSELF, OR DOWN IN THE DUMPS? cheaper paint job, but check them out Read this one and bet you feel better. God Bless closer, most of the time they do not A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign offer that guarantee of a paint to last which said: "I am blind, please help." the life of your vehicle. Why travel all There were only a few coins in the hat. A the way to Greensboro or Burlington man was walking by. He took a few coins for an insurance quote when you can go from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it right here in your own backyard. The around, and wrote some words. He put the provide service to all the insurance sign back so that everyone who walked by companies. Speaking of vehicles, they would see the new words. can do all things, from cars to trucks to Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more domestic for foreign. But there is still people were giving money to the blind more at this great location. You see, do you need an oil change, a brake job, a minor engine repair, well look no further. Hey they do even more, they offer towing and if vehicle transportation. Say you buy a boy. That afternoon the man who had vehicle on ebay, well, they can pick them up. Did you know they even do transportation all changed the sign came to see how things over US and even over seas. Chris Terry has been serving the local area for over 9 years now. were. The boy recognized his footsteps Got that classic car you and asked, "Were you the one who are restoring, well here changed my sign this morning? What did is your place. They you write?" The man said, "I only wrote were currently working the truth. I said what you said but in a on a 1970 Cutlass while different way." I was there. They have I wrote: "Today is a beautiful day but I done award winning ‘69 cannot see it." Camero to an award Both signs told people that the boy was blind. But the first sign simply winning ‘70 Ford said the boy was blind. The second Pickup. Well looking sign told people that they were so for a car or truck to buy, lucky that they were not blind. they have that too. Well Should we be surprised that the secyou can see this is one ond sign was more effective? Moral busy place but never to of the Story: Be thankful for what busy to stop and enjoy a you have.. Be creative. Be innovaconversation with the tive. Think differently and positively. locals. So just rememWhen life gives you a 100 reasons to ber they are just around cry, show life that you have 1000 the corner. reasons to smile. Face your past

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without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear. Keep the faith and drop the fear. The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling… And even more beautiful is, knowing that you are the reason behind it!!!

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Canned Meats (tuna, chicken, turkey and salmon), low sugar canned fruit, rice, dry beans, spaghetti sauce and pasta. Your Gifts To The Liberty Association Of Churches FOOD PANTRY are very welcome. Folks in our community are in need.

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New Church Call “HIS PLACE”
HIS PLACE of Liberty, which is a new church that has meet for the past three months and is located at 119 S Fayetteville St in downtown Liberty. The meeting place for services is the meeting room that connects to Ya’ll Come Back Restaurant. The Pastor for this new work is a local young man, Tim Cheek, that many have know. Tim has a great story to share on how the Lord has brought him to where he is now. Make a point to talk to Tim and you will see the power of the Lord at work in a persons life. Tim has a true servants for the Lord and a desire that all will come know the Lord. They meet every Sunday at 11:00am. You can reach Tim at 336-633-9679 or email him at [email protected]. I had the pleasure of visiting the church on December 27 to get a first hand knowledge of this new works. They had a wonderful group from Randleman that blessed everyone with some great singing. The church was full of young to old, friends to new acquaintances. This was the last service of the year and Tim gave a message that made you think. He had a full message prepared but at the last moment, he shared where God lead him in a different direction. After hearing the message, you can tell it was truly a message that all needed to hear. He asked what did you do for the Lord last year and what will you do in the coming year. The truth is preached was Tim’s message. He stated that is what we all need, the Truth of the Lord here in the scripture. The fact that there is another new church, Tim pointed out, what about that? Tim gave a true point that needs to be heard by all. There are numerous churches in the area, but two points need to be looked at. First with the numerous churches around and so few seats filled, how many are setting at home on Sunday, not getting God’s word and coming to know God. We have a great commission to do, and that is to share the Word of the Lord. The other fact is how many people or even churches play church and does not actually do church. At the end of a year, we all should examine ourselves and say am I where I need to be with my walk with the Lord. Even more am I truly saved for those that are reading this and are note sure of their salvation. I met with Tim and he made a point to let me know, that the Lord has brought him from great depths to where he is now. That HIS PLACE Church is not about him (Tim) but is about HIM (the Lord). Tim said, “This is a church of real people that live in a real world. I hope to share what God tells me to others so they can find the freedom and happiness that comes from HIM (the Lord). He said I want to reach all those in the community. This is a real church not a playing church family. I am so thankful for all the family and friends that have encourage and been by side. Most of a all a great thank you to Kay from Y’all come Back Restaurant that allows us to meet in her meeting room for our service.”

Liberty Showcase ( A Christmas Wonderland)
I had the pleasure of being a guest at the annual Christmas Show at the Liberty Showcase that was centered around the house band that all have came to love. That would be no other than the Chad And Kristi Band. The Showcase was breath taking as you walked in with all the Christmas décor. Then when you saw the stage, well words are hard to describe, from snow covered stage to the lights galore, if you did not venture to the Showcase during the holidays, well you are the one that missed out. Why not treat yourself and a friends to a night of great entertainment right in your community. Hope to see you soon at one of the shows.

Saturday January 9—6:30pm
Located At HIS PLACE Church 119 S Fayetteville St –Liberty Sponsored By HIS PLACE Church Chili and Great Music “Tarnished Cross” See You There

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO ASSIST COUNTY TAXPAYERS WITH FREE TAX PREPARATION
Volunteers are needed to assist the AARP Tax-Aide Foundation in Randolph County. The foundation offers free tax preparation and electronic filing for moderate-to-low income individuals and families, and senior citizens throughout the United States. In order to provide this free service, volunteers are needed. “We need people interested in helping individuals and families in this county,” said Valerie Thornton, Randolph County Coordinator. “No tax experience is necessary as the volunteers go through a certification process each year. However, some basic computer experience is necessary as all our work is completed on the computer.” Volunteers prepared nearly 600 tax returns in Randolph County last filing season. “Volunteers can be high school and college students, housewives, retirees – basically anyone with an interest in serving this county,” Thornton said. Training will begin on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at the Asheboro Senior Center, 133 West Wainman, and will continue each Saturday through January 30. If interested, please contact Valerie Thornton, 336-685-9943 or e-mail, [email protected].

Of Liberty
119 S Fayetteville St, Liberty Pastor Tim Cheek Join us At “HIS PLACE’ every Sunday at 11:00am
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Residents Celebrate Cleaner Air
Smoke-Free Bars and Restaurants Law Takes Effect January 2, 2010 Ever wish you could enjoy that entrée without the odor of cigarette smoke? At midnight on January 2, 2010, restaurants, bars and other businesses that serve food and drink in Randolph County will become smoke-free, to the delight of health advocates and the many local residents who are looking forward to healthier nights out. This will happen as a result of a new law that prohibits smoking in all restaurants and bars across North Carolina. “The new smoke-free law will help protect workers and customers from the known health hazards of secondhand smoke, and may encourage many folks to eat out more than ever, now that doing so will be safer,” said MiMi Cooper, Health Director. For more information about the law or to report a violation, visit www.smokefree.nc.gov or call the CARE-LINE at 1-800-662-7030. Information is also available by calling the Randolph County Health Department at (336) 318-6200.

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Liberty Senior Center Upcoming Events
DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO OR GO? WHY NOT COME TO THE REITZEL CENTER FOR: -Chair Tai Chi - Mondays at 10:00 -Chair Yoga -Tuesdays at 10:30 -Crocheting - Wednesdays at 9:30 -Line Dancing - Thursdays at 12:15 -Two Stepping - Fridays at 9:30

For more information call the Liberty Senior Center At 622-5844
Come Out And Be Part Of All The Fun At The Liberty Senior Center You will be glad you

Tar Heel Legislator, Betty Hunt spoke at the Reitzel Center on the 2010 Legislative Priorities

Raymond Arrington celebrated his 91 birthday at the Reitzel Senior Center

Milton Piedra celebrated his December Birthday at the Reitzel Senior Center

Volunteer Spotlight

Shines On ………...

Betty Craven and Betty Allred
Avis Coco, Elsie Coble and Laurel Ramos from the Reitzel Center are wrapping Christmas gifts for the "Give A Blessing Tree". The gifts will benefit local children in the Franklinville and Ramseur areas. Betty Craven and Betty Allred volunteers every month at the Senior Center. Both ladies comes faithfully once a month to provide the seniors with their favorite gospel hymnals. Thank you both for helping us to enhance the quality of life for the senior adults in our community!

Come Out And Join In All The Fun At Liberty Senior Center 128 S Fayetteville St

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO DURING THE WINTER MONTHS?
The Reitzel Center is looking for folks who are interest in starting up a Book Club, Knitting group, painting class, scrabble group, scrapbooking group, Golden Ladies Club and Veterans Club. Call the center at 622-5844 to register.

For Lunch and Activity Reservations: Call the Center prior to Noon the day before (336) 622-5844

Amy Bloomfield is teaching "Exercising Your Brain" classes on Wednesday afternoons from 12:15 to 1:15 pm. The classes will stimulate your brain and get you on the road to a better day and week. Call the Reitzel Center at 622-5844 for more information.

From Liberty Leader
VOLUNTEER Enrich your life & the life of someone else... VOLUNTEERS! Call the Reitzel Senior Center today at 622-5844 for available volunteer opportunities!!!

FREEDOM FAMILY CHURCH Free Cup Of Coffee
Kids-For-Us sung Christmas songs at the senior center
Any Sunday Morning 8am to 10am At FFC Coffee Bar Located At American Legion 604 S Greensboro St, Liberty Call 336-260-4516

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Obituaries
Jim Garrett, 80, of Liberty passed away on Friday, January 1, 2010 at his home. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 5 at 11:00 a.m. at Liberty First Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Harrington officiating; burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Jim was the son of the late George Thomas and Joy Cook Garrett and was also preceded in death by his infant son, Thomas Edward Garrett and one sister, Edith Arrington. Surviving is his wife of 44 years, Roberta Forsyth Garrett; one sister, Doris Pugh and several nieces and nephews. Jim was the owner and operator of Garrett’s Florist and Greenhouse. He loved growing bedding plants, especially tomato plants. He was always eager to share his love and knowledge of gardening with everyone. Jim’s favorite time of the year was spring, mostly because it was the time of the year when the fish were biting and he loved fishing. Jim absolutely loved people. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of serving The Garrett Family. LIBERTY — Grady L. Allen, 83, died Thursday, December 17, 2009.Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Forbis & Dick Funeral Home, Pleasant Garden. LIBERTY — Mr. Kenneth Lonnie Anderson, 70, passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2009.A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 11, 2009 at 10 a.m. at The Loflin Funeral Home Chapel. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of serving The Anderson Family. LIBERTY — Mr. William Henry Austin, 66, died Wednesday, December 23, 2009. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Springdale AME Church. Sharpe Funeral Home is serving the Smith family. LIBERTY - Eva Frances Smith Bowden died Monday, December 7, 2009 at Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem. Surviving are daughter, Magaline Shoffner and her husband, Henry Shoffner of Liberty; son, John E. Bowden of Asheboro; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Kimes Funeral Service, Liberty is handling the arrangements. LIBERTY — Roy Wilford Carter, 84, of Liberty, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2009, at Moses Cone Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Desi McPherson Carter, one sister and one brother, Hampton Carter. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Lottie Carter, of the home, and several nieces and nephews. Roy worked in the service department at Kivetts Auto for five years and at Liberty Chevrolet for 20 years. He was a volunteer for the Liberty Fire Department for 20 years. Roy also served on the Liberty Town Council for eight years and operated a lawn mower service for 35 years.Memorial contributions may be made to Rocky River Friends Meeting, c/o Karen Pike, 802 N. Dogwood Ave., Siler City, NC 27344.Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of serving the Carter family. CLIMAX — Hazel Williams Davis, 79, of 7398 Hwy 22, Climax, died Monday, December 28, 2009 at her residence. Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home, Ramseur. JULIAN — Rev. Hugh V. Ferguson, 89, of Bluefield, W.Va., and formerly of Julian, N.C., died Fri14 day, December 25, 2009. Arrangements are

incomplete at Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center, Princeton, Virginia. 212 W Swannanoa Ave JULIAN — Mrs. Mildred B. FuLiberty, NC 27298 qua, 90, died on Tuesday, DePh 336-622-2256 Office cember 15, 2009.Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Forbis & Ph 336-622-2258 Obit Line Dick North Elm Chapel. SNOW CAMP — Mr. Billie Junior Martin, 84, died Thursday, December 24, 2009. LIBERTY — Mrs. Helen Garner Serving The Local Community McDowell , 67, of 512 E. Kime Ave. died Tuesday Dec. 22, 2009 New Obit Line 24//7 at N. C. Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday December 24, at HighFalls Wesleyan Church ,where she was a member, with Rev. Roger Riffe officiating. parents, James J. and Gladys Mills Wheeler, three sisters Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. McDowell and four brothers. Mr. Wheeler is survived by his wife, was a Chatham county native, a graduate of HighFalls Ava L. Wheeler, of the home; three daughters, Janice High School, and a retired employee of Brookwood Maness of Staley, Brenda Jones of Liberty, Glenda BarFarms in Siler City. ton (Bobby) of Greensboro; grandchildren, Sandy Baker Survivors: Husband-Carl "Jerry" McDowell of the home. (Kyle), Neal Jones (Mandy), Toby Jones, Chad Barton, Sons- Randy McDowell of Asheboro and Richard Jeremy Barton (Miranda), and Nick Maness (Erica); two McDowell of Ocean Isle Beach. Mother- Nova Hussey Garner of Bennett. Sister- Shirley F. Garner of Bennett. great-grandsons, Shaun Maness and Austin Baker; two step great-grandchildren, Grace and Will Parker. Brother- Johnnie Garner of Bennett. 2 Grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Pleasant Memorials may be directed to HighFalls Wesleyan Cemetery Fund cfo. Theodore Phillips, 216 Phillips Rd. Baptist Church, 7103 Sandy Creek Church Road, LibBennett, N. C. or to Happy Hills Animal Foundation, Inc. erty, NC 27298, or to Shiloh UMC, 6869 Shiloh Road, Liberty, NC 27298. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has , 3143 Happy Hills Rd. Staley, N.C. 27355. JULIAN — Mr. David Stanley Offutt, 69, passed away the honor of serving the Wheeler family. on Thursday, December 10, 2009, at Moses Cone Hospi- BURLINGTON — Mr. John Colon Bishop Sr., 90, of tal. Mr. Offutt was born on May 15, 1940, in Vincennes, Burlington, passed away on Friday, December 25, 2009. Indiana. He was of the Protestant faith and was a memFuneral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Deber of Friendly Avenue Church of Christ. Mr. Offutt re- cember 29, at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in tired in 1992 from Lab Corp as a medical technician. He Kimesville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. was a veteran, having served in the United States Air Mr. Bishop was preceded in death by his parents, James Force. He enjoyed leather crafting, biking and bird and Cora Ingold Bishop; wife, Mary P. Bishop; and a watching. Mr. Offutt was a member of Piedmont Bird sister, Inez B. Coble.Mr. Bishop is survived by a daughClub, and past member of Julian Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Judy Rozanne Offutt; parents, ter, Norma B. Graves and husband, Jimmy; son, John William and Alberta Day Offutt; daughter, Renee Godoy Bishop Jr., all of Burlington; seven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be and husband, Frank, of Pleasant Garden; son, Scott Ofmade to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Cemefutt and wife, Nicole, of San Diego, California; sister, Judy Lahr of Indiana; grandchildren, Elyssa Godoy and tery Fund, 4400 Alamance Church Road, Liberty, NC Caillou Godoy; and his beloved K-9 friend, Angel. 27298. JULIAN — Mr. David Stanley Offutt, 69, passed away The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Monon Thursday, December 10, 2009, at Moses Cone Hospi- day at Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty and other times at tal. Mr. Offutt was born on May 15, 1940, in Vincennes, the home of Norma and Jimmy Graves. Indiana. He was of the Protestant faith and was a member of Friendly Avenue Church of Christ. Mr. Offutt retired in 1992 from Lab Corp as a medical technician. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Air Force. He enjoyed leather crafting, biking and bird watching. Mr. Offutt was a member of Piedmont Bird Club, and past member of Julian Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Judy Rozanne Offutt; parents, William and Alberta Day Offutt; daughter, Renee Godoy and husband, Frank, of Pleasant Garden; son, Scott Offutt and wife, Nicole, of San Diego, California; sister, Judy Lahr of Indiana; grandchildren, Elyssa Godoy and Caillou Godoy; and his beloved K-9 friend, Angel. LIBERTY — Mr. Thomas H. Swaim, 92, died on Wednesday, December 30, 2009.. LIBERTY — Mr. Linwood Ross Wheeler, 82, of Liberty, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Wheeler was preceded in death by his

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News From Liberty Parks & Recreation
Want to lose some of that weight you gained over the holidays? Want to reduce your stress level? Or do you just want to have some fun? Check out the classes offered by the Liberty Parks & Recreation. If spectator sports interest you, then come out to Liberty School each Saturday in January and February to cheer on the Liberty boys and girls ages 5-15 as they participate in the Eastern Randolph Basketball League against teams from Coleridge, Franklinville, Grays Chapel, and Ramseur. Games start at 9 a.m. and end in mid to late afternoon each Saturday.

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Check out the Parks & Recreation activities at the town’s website: www.liberty-nc.com.

Family-focused office opening in downtown Liberty Parker Building to hold massage therapy, infant massage classes, and more
Jessica Shenefield, LMBT (NC License #8367) is moving her practice to Liberty‟s Parker Building off Fayetteville Street. Clients of Liberty Massage & Bodywork have been referred to Jessica‟s services, and her office will occupy the same space. In addition to massage sessions, Jessica also offers aromatherapy preparations, books, couples‟ massage classes, a Frontier co-op, Happiest Baby® classes, infant massage classes, Maggie‟s Soap Nuts, The Family Club, and of course gift certificates. Her passion and her focus revolves around families. As a parent herself, Jessica recognizes the importance of healthy family relations. She believes that all members of a family (and community) benefit from additional awareness of their mind, body and spirit. Such awareness aids in more effective communication and interaction with each other. “The old AT&T commercial stating „reach out and touch someone‟ is absolutely correct,” Jessica commented. “The simplicity of nurturing touch can do a world of good for many people! There‟s years of research regarding the positive effects of massage therapy and nurturing touch for a kaleidoscope of conditions—though they are not meant, or intended, to replace medical diagnoses or care—they are as important to good health as quality food, clean water, exercise and rest.” Starting 6 January 2010, office hours for massage sessions will be Wednesday through Friday, 4-8pm. Saturdays are reserved for classes and other community outreach events. Appointments can be booked online at www.forfamiliesonline.com. An open house will occur Saturday, 23 January, 7-9pm, with light refreshments and a drawing for a free 60minute massage session. A five-week infant massage group class series is registering now. The first class session will occur 9 January at 10 a.m. A different segment of the body is demonstrated each week along with applicable discussion topics. Classes are open to parents, family members, and caregivers of infants up to 12-months old. Babydolls are available for prenatal participants. A brief lecture regarding Kangaroo Care and the benefit of skin-to-skin contact for preemies and newborns is slated for February. About Jessica Shenefield: Jessica is a nationally certified, North Carolina licensed massage therapist, Certified Educator of Infant Massage, and a Certified Happiest Baby Educator. Since obtaining licensure in North Carolina, Jessica has facilitated a number of infant massage classes in Alamance County and the Triangle, exhibited at Le Leche League events in the region, and performed event chair massage at the Burlington Farmers & Crafters Market, the Burlington Christmas Market, and KidAround KidSales in Wake Forest and Raleigh. She has maintained membership with Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, and Infant Massage USA since 2007. For more information regarding her services, visit www.forfamiliesonline.com.

So What Is T’ ai Chi
Tai Chi consists of fluid, gentle movements that are relaxed and slow in tempo. It can be practiced almost anywhere and is a suitable form of exercise for just about anyone. Tai Chi is easy to learn, safe and effective for improving balance, lowering blood pressure and helping those with arthritis. Call the Reitzel Center at 622-5844 for information on upcoming classes.

LIBERTY PARKS & RECREATION & REITZEL SENIOR CENTER WINTER CLASS SCHEDULE
The Liberty Parks & Recreation Department and the Reitzel Senior Center are offering the following adult (ages 14-up) classes. Registration forms may be picked up at Liberty’s Town Hall, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or the Reitzel Center MondayFriday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Each session will be for 6 weeks at a cost of $33 payable to Liberty Parks & Recreation. Beginners are welcomed in any session.
SAMPLER DANCE CLASS

Whether young or old, a new or somewhat experienced dancer, or a couple or an individual, join this class to learn new steps in line, shag, and other dances, to have fun, and to get some exercise. The class is taught by Dora Kale, who teaches dance extensively in Randolph and Davidson counties. Wear comfortable, flat, smooth-bottom shoes or tennis shoes. This class is held at Liberty Elementary School, 206 N. Fayetteville Street. Minimum number of participants each session is eight.
CLASS DAY TIME Session I Tuesday 7-8 p.m. T’AI CHI DATE January 26-March 2 COST $33 DEADLINE 1/22/10

T’ai Chi is a low impact, gentle exercise. It develops strength and flexibility, improves balance, and reduces stress. The class is taught by Stephen McClain, a certified and experienced instructor who is able to modify and adapt the exercises to suit individual differences. Comfortable shoes and clothing recommended. There are two classes held at different times. The classes are held at the Reitzel Center, 128 S. Fayetteville Street. Minimum number of participants each session is four.
CLASS DAY TIME DATE Session I Tuesday 4-5 p.m. January 26-March 2 Session I Tuesday 6-7 p.m. January 26-March 2 HATHA YOGA COST $33 $33 DEADLINE 1/22/10 1/22/10

These classes are designed to improve circulation plus strengthen and tone the entire body while relaxing the mind. The class is taught by Danny Hoback, a certified and experienced instructor. Participants will need to wear clothing that allows them to stretch and bend, should be prepared to practice barefoot, and need a yoga mat or something on which they can lie on the floor. This class is held at the Reitzel Center, 128 S. Fayetteville Street.
CLASS DAY TIME Session I Monday 6-7 p.m. DATE January 25-March 1 COST $33 DEADLINE 1/22/10

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GOD IS LIKE………. Fifth Grade Assignment
Wouldn't this be great if it was taught in every school. A fifth grade teacher in a Christian school asked her class to look at TV commercials and see if they could use them in some way to communicate ideas about God. Here are some of the results:
God is like...BAYER ASPIRIN He works miracles. God is like.. a FORD He's got a better idea.. God is like...COKE He's the real thing. God is like... HALLMARK CARDS He cares enough to send His very best. God is like... TIDE He gets the stains out that others leave behind. .. God is like...GENERAL ELECTRIC He brings good things to life. God is like.. SEARS He has everything.. God is like...ALKA-SELTZER Try Him, you'll like Him God is like... SCOTCH TAPE You can't see Him, but you know He's there. God is like... DELTA He's ready when you are. God is like... ALLSTATE You're in good hands with Him. God is like... VO-5 Hair Spray He holds through all kinds of weather God is like...DIAL SOAP Aren't you glad you have Him? Don't you wish everybody did? God is like... the U.S. POST OFFICE Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet nor ice will keep Him from His appointed destination. God is like... Chevrolet. . . . the heart beat of America God is like... Maxwell House Good to the very last drop God is like... B o u n t y . . . .. He is the quicker picker upper. . can handle the tough jobs. .. and He won't fall apart on you So every time you see one of these everyday items….I hope you think of God. He is always at work.

Randolph High School Alumni Assoc—Contact Them For More Info
Randolph High School Alumni Association, Incorporated (RHSAA). Since the Randolph High School, Liberty, North Carolina doors were closed in 1965, this association has been active keeping the Alumni and the school's legacy alive. If you need additional information, please contact our President, Will Brooks at 336 622-5352 or me via this email address. [email protected]

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Members of the Randolph High School Alumni Association, Incorporated present President, Will Brooks (second from right) with a clock in appreciation of his outstanding leadership. Pictured from left to right: Shirley Headen, James Butler, LaRue Goldston, Juanita Headen, Helen Headen, Brooks, and Agnes Foushee. Our mission is to provide opportunities for social networking, conducting community support projects, and providing bereavement support to former Randolph High School students and their families. Ongoing initiatives include: a. Seeking non-profit status to augment fundraising b. Monitoring updates of the old RHS building which closed in 1965 c. Sponsoring fundraising projects as a means of providing financial support to our mission d. Sponsoring trips to places of interest e. Sponsoring the Annual RHS Banquet Current Officers: President William Brooks Vice President James Butler, Sr. Secretary Cora Waddell Treasurer LaRue Goldston At Large Members: Shirley B. Headen, Marjorie Gales, Elsie Headen, Juanita Headen, Helen Headen Doris Headen, Shirley M. Headen Randolph High School has a rich and historical story for it was “The” institution that provided educational opportunities for Black students in Randolph County. This fact makes the life accomplishments of all former students even more significant. A brief, but critical timeline follows: Ø 1870 - Liberty School was established in an old Methodist Church near the Negro Cemetery, with an enrollment of 25 students. The teacher for the first 10 years was a white man. Ø 1900 – One room school house erected. Ø 1915 – Two room building constructed. Ø 1927 – Four room Rosewald brick building built. (Destroyed by fire in 1947.) Ø 1951 – Randolph High School opened in new building. Ø 1956 – Cafeteria and Gymnasium added. Ø 1965 – NC school integration resulted in the closure of Randolph High School. Ø 1965 – Mr. Lewis White purchased the school and property. Ø 1978 – Former schoolmates planned the first Annual Banquet for the RHSAA. Ø 2005 – RHSAA celebrated with its 25th Reunion Banquet. Opportunities For Service -- Standing Committees Please volunteer your services to assist in the overall operations of the RHSAA. v Budget and Finance Committee v Annual Reunion Committee v Auditing Committee v Social Action Committee v Membership Committee

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GOD IS LIKE………. Fifth Grade Assignment
Wouldn't this be great if it was taught in every school. A fifth grade teacher in a Christian school asked her class to look at TV commercials and see if they could use them in some way to communicate ideas about God. Here are some of the results:
God is like...BAYER ASPIRIN He works miracles. God is like.. a FORD He's got a better idea.. God is like...COKE He's the real thing. God is like... HALLMARK CARDS He cares enough to send His very best. God is like... TIDE He gets the stains out that others leave behind. .. God is like...GENERAL ELECTRIC He brings good things to life. God is like.. SEARS He has everything.. God is like...ALKA-SELTZER Try Him, you'll like Him God is like... SCOTCH TAPE You can't see Him, but you know He's there. God is like... DELTA He's ready when you are. God is like... ALLSTATE You're in good hands with Him. God is like... VO-5 Hair Spray He holds through all kinds of weather God is like...DIAL SOAP Aren't you glad you have Him? Don't you wish everybody did? God is like... the U.S. POST OFFICE Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet nor ice will keep Him from His appointed destination. God is like... Chevrolet. . . . the heart beat of America God is like... Maxwell House Good to the very last drop God is like... B o u n t y . . . .. He is the quicker picker upper. . can handle the tough jobs. .. and He won't fall apart on you So every time you see one of these everyday items….I hope you think of God. He is always at work.

Randolph High School Alumni Assoc—Contact Them For More Info
Randolph High School Alumni Association, Incorporated (RHSAA). Since the Randolph High School, Liberty, North Carolina doors were closed in 1965, this association has been active keeping the Alumni and the school's legacy alive. If you need additional information, please contact our President, Will Brooks at 336 622-5352 or me via this email address. [email protected]

Members of the Randolph High School Alumni Association, Incorporated present President, Will Brooks (second from right) with a clock in appreciation of his outstanding leadership. Pictured from left to right: Shirley Headen, James Butler, LaRue Goldston, Juanita Headen, Helen Headen, Brooks, and Agnes Foushee. Our mission is to provide opportunities for social networking, conducting community support projects, and providing bereavement support to former Randolph High School students and their families. Ongoing initiatives include: a. Seeking non-profit status to augment fundraising b. Monitoring updates of the old RHS building which closed in 1965 c. Sponsoring fundraising projects as a means of providing financial support to our mission d. Sponsoring trips to places of interest e. Sponsoring the Annual RHS Banquet Current Officers: President William Brooks Vice President James Butler, Sr. Secretary Cora Waddell Treasurer LaRue Goldston At Large Members: Shirley B. Headen, Marjorie Gales, Elsie Headen, Juanita Headen, Helen Headen Doris Headen, Shirley M. Headen Randolph High School has a rich and historical story for it was “The” institution that provided educational opportunities for Black students in Randolph County. This fact makes the life accomplishments of all former students even more significant. A brief, but critical timeline follows: Ø 1870 - Liberty School was established in an old Methodist Church near the Negro Cemetery, with an enrollment of 25 students. The teacher for the first 10 years was a white man. Ø 1900 – One room school house erected. Ø 1915 – Two room building constructed. Ø 1927 – Four room Rosewald brick building built. (Destroyed by fire in 1947.) Ø 1951 – Randolph High School opened in new building. Ø 1956 – Cafeteria and Gymnasium added. Ø 1965 – NC school integration resulted in the closure of Randolph High School. Ø 1965 – Mr. Lewis White purchased the school and property. Ø 1978 – Former schoolmates planned the first Annual Banquet for the RHSAA. Ø 2005 – RHSAA celebrated with its 25th Reunion Banquet. Opportunities For Service -- Standing Committees Please volunteer your services to assist in the overall operations of the RHSAA. v Budget and Finance Committee v Annual Reunion Committee v Auditing Committee v Social Action Committee v Membership Committee

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Shiloh UMC Of Liberty Help Make A Difference In Peoples Lives During Christmas

Shiloh UMC in Liberty helped make Christmas 2009 a little brighter for children in the triad area, by helping with the Christmas Store. The Christmas Store was a cooperative effort of twenty plus churches. The Christmas Store was started in 2007 as Bring your Prescription & your Pain to a ministry to help provide families in need with new clothing and toys for their children. What started out with 100 families in 2007 has grown to assisting 350 families in Phone 336-622-1844 2009. Each of the partner churches pledged Novella Kennedy, LMBT to collect specific items such as jeans, NC Lic.# 4586 sweaters, t shirts, coats, socks ,toys and stocking stuffers. As a partner church, ShiNOW OPEN SATURDAY loh UMC committed to provide 200 pairs of socks,200 stuffed animals/toys, and 1,000 candy canes. Through collections from our immediate church family and generous donations from the Get regular health check-ups, including liver Liberty community, we exceeded our goals. We collected 289 pair of socks, 323 stuffed animals/toys, function tests. and 1,020 candy canes. We also collected several pairs of gloves, mittens, toboggans, Avon products, Avoid or limit consumption of alcohol and wrapping paper, gift bags, tape and bows. The Christmas Store is a very well planned and organrecreational drugs. ized event, many volunteers were needed to help sort all the collected items, and set up the store beAvoid toxic substances such as pesticides, fore families arrived on Saturday December 12th. Families started arriving at the Christmas Store on solvents and paint thinners. Saturday December 12th at 9:00 am to begin their shopping experience. Each family was assigned a Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. personal shopper (a volunteer who takes the parents through the store to pick out items for their chilGet regular, moderate exercise. dren). While the parents shopped, their kids were being entertained with crafts and activities provided Drink plenty of water. Take no more than the recommended doses by volunteers from other partner churches. When the parents finished their shopping, they were directed to the gift wrap area where volunteers wrapped all their gifts. Volunteers were also available to of medications. Be careful when using multiple drugs, herbs, or drugs and herbs together. carry all the gifts to the shoppers cars. Volunteers also served refreshments to the children and guest Inform healthcare providers about all drugs, herbs, supplements, and alternashoppers. Most importantly, there were prayer teams available throughout the day to talk to families tive therapies you are using. and pray with them. This was Shiloh's first year helping with the Christmas Store . I believe we were Get vaccinated against hepatitis A and B. all a little surprised at the needs of people right here in our own community. It takes an incredible amount of planning , donations of time and money to make all this happen. Without a doubt, both families and volunAs a Tobacco-Free facility, Randolph Hospital teers were blessed through this Christmas Store experience. is pleased to once again bring QuitSmart, the Story By Wayne Stanley Smoking Cessation Program, to area residents who wish to gain freedom from the three chains that bind you to cigarettes and tobacco-products: physical addiction, habit and emotional dependence. This three part series will be held on Tuesday January 5, 19 & 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Randolph Hospital. During the classes, participants will learn several proven techniques to ease off nicotine, as well as decide if they need medication and ultimately break the habit of smoking. QuitSmart is a proven series and the success rate for this program is twice that of other methods. To overcome psychological dependence on cigarettes, QuitSmart teaches positive thinking, decision-firming techniques and hypnosis. Why is QuitSmart so successful? Most smokers try to quit cold turkey using willpower alone to stop. To overcome physical withdrawal symptoms, the QuitSmart System has smokers quit "warm chicken." Nicotine addiction is reduced gradually by switching each week to cigarettes at 40 to 50 percent less nicotine. Additionally, QuitSmart teaches posi415 W Swannanoa Ave—Liberty, NC tive thinking, decisionfirming techniques and hypA Privately Owned Lawn Care nosis. The classes will be Company Based In Liberty held in the conference room Specializing In Mowing, Weed Control, of the Home Health Building Lawn Aeration and Fertilization. located at 341 N. FayetteContact Brandon Today For All Your Lawn Care Needs ville St., Asheboro. The classes are free and funded Ph 336-362-3032 through a grant from the Email [email protected] Randolph Hospital Community Health Foundation. For more information or to register, please call (336) 6298836

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Randolph Community College Adult High School Diploma/GED Graduation Held December 17
Dr. Stuart Fountain, a member of the State Board of Community Colleges and an Asheboro community leader, was the guest speaker at Randolph Community College’s Adult High School Diploma/General Educational Development (GED) winter graduation ceremony held Thursday, Dec. 17, in the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center auditorium. This year, the Basic Skills Division has begun holding several graduation ceremonies throughout the year for Adult High School Diploma and GED graduates to boost participation in the graduation ceremonies. Students graduate at various times throughout the year, and a student who graduates in December is not always available for a May graduation ceremony. Additional ceremonies will be held on Thursday, May 13, and Thursday, Aug. 5. Around 35 students participated in Thursday’s ceremony out of 267 GED graduates and 20 Adult High School Diploma graduates who were eligible in December. Also speaking at the graduation ceremony were Dr. Robert Shackleford, RCC president, and Dahlia Oldham, one of the GED graduates. The conferring of the diplomas was handled by James M. Campbell Jr., chairman of the RCC Board of Trustees; Anne B. Hockett, vice president for instructional services; and Amanda Byrd, interim dean of basic skills. Faculty marshals for the ceremony were Gary Lane and Allen Shelton. RCC Student Ambassadors Sarah Elizabeth Blackwell, Jennie Cheng, David A. Luther, and Susan F. Parent served as graduation marshals. A reception for graduates and their guests followed in the Armadillo Cafe. The graduates listed alphabetically by their cities of residence follow: (Only the cities covered by The Liberty Leader Are Shown

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The local boy and cub scouts held a blood drive on Dec 22nd. The cub scouts, and boy scouts sponsored it and they collected 35 units of blood. They also went to Liberty Village Apartments on Dec 24th and handed out gift bags consisting of fruit, toiletries, candies and little knick-knacks. They were able to help 38 women and 10 men have a little more merrier Christmas. The boys really enjoyed it as much as the folks living there. This is just one of many ways local in our areas are making a difference in lives of others. Great job guys...keep up the great work.

Liberty Rotary Club Annual Dinner And Elimination Raffle For $5,000
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The Rotary Club of Liberty’s Annual $5,000 Dinner / Raffle will take place from 6:30 p.m. to until Saturday, February 27 at Siler City Country Club in Siler City. Attendees will enjoy a gourmet dinner, cocktails and a chance to win the $5,000 grand prize. Numerous other prizes w be awarded throughout the evening. The $100 ticket price per person includes hors d'oeuvres, prime rib dinner, complete dessert display, and an entry into the $5,00 drawing. For an a ditional $25 you can have a guest come with you for a Dinner-only tickets . The event has sold out every year. A limit of tickets are sold. To purchase your ticket, ask any Liberty Ro Member or you can call Liberty Leader Newspaper at 404-9791 or visit Carolyn’s in downtown Liberty. You do not need to be present to win. So if you want a great chance of winni 19 but are going to be out of town, no problem. The proceeds from this event helps the Liberty Rotary provide programs for the community. From scholarships, leadership schools, dictionary for children and the list goes on and on.

Randolph Community College Adult High School Diploma/GED Graduation Held December 17
Dr. Stuart Fountain, a member of the State Board of Community Colleges and an Asheboro community leader, was the guest speaker at Randolph Community College’s Adult High School Diploma/General Educational Development (GED) winter graduation ceremony held Thursday, Dec. 17, in the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center auditorium. This year, the Basic Skills Division has begun holding several graduation ceremonies throughout the year for Adult High School Diploma and GED graduates to boost participation in the graduation ceremonies. Students graduate at various times throughout the year, and a student who graduates in December is not always available for a May graduation ceremony. Additional ceremonies will be held on Thursday, May 13, and Thursday, Aug. 5. Around 35 students participated in Thursday’s ceremony out of 267 GED graduates and 20 Adult High School Diploma graduates who were eligible in December. Also speaking at the graduation ceremony were Dr. Robert Shackleford, RCC president, and Dahlia Oldham, one of the GED graduates. The conferring of the diplomas was handled by James M. Campbell Jr., chairman of the RCC Board of Trustees; Anne B. Hockett, vice president for instructional services; and Amanda Byrd, interim dean of basic skills. Faculty marshals for the ceremony were Gary Lane and Allen Shelton. RCC Student Ambassadors Sarah Elizabeth Blackwell, Jennie Cheng, David A. Luther, and Susan F. Parent served as graduation marshals. A reception for graduates and their guests followed in the Armadillo Cafe. The graduates listed alphabetically by their cities of residence follow: (Only the cities covered by The Liberty Leader Are Shown

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Greensboro -Gerardo Aleman, Kaleb Marshall*. Liberty -Janet Brinkley, Stephen Foreman, Ashley Greene, Chelsey Hernandez, Ashley Morgan, Amy Nash, Sharona Russell, Desiree Sanders, Carolyn Smith, Karen Sweatt. Pleasant Garden -Amanda Bartley*, Storm Lynch, Chris Russell, Amber Taylor, Grace Taylor. Ramseur -Courtney Bresach*, Travis Clark, Joshua Dillon, Jamie Edwards, Amanda Reed, Thomas Richardson, Robert Simmons, Aaron Thompson. Randleman -Paula Anderson, Miranda Brill, Kristy Brown, James Chriscoe, Derek Church, William Cooper, Alisha Degroot, Edgar Escarate, Jennifer Freeman, Kasey Harber, Jerry Hedrick, Rhonda Johnson, David Lee, Hector Muro, William Phillips, Olivia Poupore, Jeffrey Pugh, Teresa Setzer, Andrew Sperry*, Kenneth Spivey, Robert Vollat*, Karen Whitt, Terry Willard, Steven Williamson, Holly Wood. Siler City -Leann Daugherty, Emerson Hernandez, Gina Johnson, Guillermo Martinez. Staley -Jason Smith, Wendy Wiggs. *Honor Student – 3000 points or more on examination

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Doing Good By Local Boy And Cub Scouts
The local boy and cub scouts held a blood drive on Dec 22nd. The cub scouts, and boy scouts sponsored it and they collected 35 units of blood. They also went to Liberty Village Apartments on Dec 24th and handed out gift bags consisting of fruit, toiletries, candies and little knick-knacks. They were able to help 38 women and 10 men have a little more merrier Christmas. The boys really enjoyed it as much as the folks living there. This is just one of many ways local in our areas are making a difference in lives of others. Great job guys...keep up the great work.

Liberty Rotary Club Annual Dinner And Elimination Raffle For $5,000
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The Rotary Club of Liberty’s Annual $5,000 Dinner / Raffle will take place from 6:30 p.m. to until Saturday, February 27 at Siler City Country Club in Siler City. Attendees will enjoy a gourmet dinner, cocktails and a chance to win the $5,000 grand prize. Numerous other prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. The $100 ticket price per person includes hors d'oeuvres, prime rib dinner, complete dessert display, and an entry into the $5,00 drawing. For an additional $25 you can have a guest come with you for a Dinner-only tickets . The event has sold out every year. A limit of tickets are sold. To purchase your ticket, ask any Liberty Rotary Member or you can call Liberty Leader Newspaper at 404-9791 or visit Carolyn’s in downtown Liberty. You do not need to be present to win. So if you want a great chance of winning 19 but are going to be out of town, no problem. The proceeds from this event helps the Liberty Rotary provide programs for the community. From scholarships, leadership schools, free dictionary for children and the list goes on and on.

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Well as you can see Staley had a great Christmas Parade this year from the pictures. Snow Camp pulled out all the stops for their parade also. However, it just did not seem like normal with out a parade in Liberty. The Liberty Chamber had to make some hard calls this year. Due to the bad weather they called off the Liberty parade for the first time in history and set a rain date of December 19,but only to have old man winter call that one off. The Chamber will hold all entry fees and forms from this years parade over for the 2010 parade. Young and old lined the streets of Staley with bags in hand to grab as much candy goodies as their cold little hands could hold. The adults were not shy either and grabbing their share of candy and the parade floats, cars and etc were not shy on passing out their candy. Huge hand fulls hit the ground. The parade was more that homemade floats, vehicles and Santa. It was a time to watch people as they ran across the street prior to the start of the parade to catch up with friends and family. Speaking for myself, I pulled up and parked with my daughter to watch the parade and then what did my wandering eyes see, a friend across the street I had not seen in months. I wandered across and caught up in conversation only to wander back and see my cousin and her children had parked beside me , that I see sporadically through out the year. I looked down the street to see the large crowds doing the same. Well as normal, no parade would be the same with old Saint Nick, Santa Claus closing the line up. Well as you can see and read, this is why I love calling Liberty and the surrounding communities home. It is family and friends that make this a great place to live and grow up. See you all at the next big event. Happy New Year.

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One of the coordinators for this event sent a great email to all the volunteers. It stated “Sorry for the delay in this message, but I feel like I am just now catching my breath from all of the festivities we have had here in Liberty this past week. I want to thank everyone who participated in the Children's Craft Event on Saturday. I wish it could have coincided with the parade as originally planned. I debated about waiting until the 19th, but decided that since the event was inside, we had already planned and prepared for the event, we would just go through with it. By the weekend before Christmas, I am ready to start relaxing, and enjoying some special family time, and celebrating the True Meaning of Christmas. As it turned out we had a total of about 35- 40 there on Saturday. We

Generation Gaga: What Has Happened to Music?
You know what’s disappointing? To turn on the radio and hear nothing but meaningless music. I’m serious. You flip on G105 and what comes up? Nothing substantial. Nothing worthwhile. Nothing worth listening to. I might be a total traitor to my generation and the music that’s being produced during it, but I just can’t seem to find the value in music that degrades and dehumanizes nearly everyone on this planet. And more than that, I struggle to find any kind of quality or worth in the shallow songs that are being glorified. It’s just pitiful. I cringe when I think about what the early 2000’s are going to be remembered for. Boom, boom, pows. Bad romances. Hips that don’t lie. At least the eighties can claim that through the terrible outfits, their artists where actually writing meaningful music—Pat Benatar may have seemed kind of ridiculous at times, but at least she talked about child abuse in one of her biggest hits. What do we talk about? Girls. Drugs. Disco sticks. I mean, really? It might seem that I’m being kind of mean to Lady Gaga—I’ve mentioned her music in passing more than once. For those readers who haven’t heard of her, she’s basically on top of the world. Oh, and she’s a psychopath. She really is. Her music is described as “dance-pop” by Slant Magazine and it’s rumored that she was nicknamed Gaga because her voice has been compared to Freddie Mercury’s (the front man of Queen). I am going to choose to ignore the fact that she is nowhere near as talented as Freddie, instead of getting angry, and move on. Basically, my problem with Gaga is that she is nothing new. The world seems to be convinced that she is one-of-a-kind, that she makes music like no other, that she dresses like no other, that she acts like no other. This is, to put it simply, a flat-out lie. She is just your ordinary out-ofthe-ordinary. Oxy-moron, yeah, but it’s the truth. Remember Cyndi Lauper’s rainbow hair? Remember Madonna’s famous cone outfit? Remember Prince’s purple-clad album cover? Remember Elvis, with his ‘risqué’ dance moves? Remember how new and innovate they all were? That’s Lady Gaga. She is the extreme of our day. She’s just trashier, less talented and she dares to take a step farther. She is a new psycho-icon for a more daring society. The sad thing is that her music really is catchy. It’s good dance music or driving music. But she’s not someone to idolize. She’s not someone to look up to. And the music that she makes looks just ridiculous when compared to the quality of much of the music that was being created twenty years ago. Listen to a Bob Dylan song, a Rolling Stones song, a Joan Armatrading song. They had meaning, purpose and talent. Listen to the music that’s being made today and I swear you’ll just feel something drain out of you—what you’re losing, people, is hope. But I’m not going to leave you on that terrible note. Because the truth is that while the radio gives a terrible variety of hollow music to listen to, there are people out there who are still making music worth listening to. You just have to dig to find them. Rock artists, blues artists, folk artists, even hip-hop artists that fly under the radar, that aren’t on the Top 40 list, that don’t make millions. They’re out there, making albums with good songs, writing lyrics with meaning, telling it like it is and not trying to make music just for fame and for fortune, but instead for a love of the art. They, those few and far-between geniuses, they are the people that I’d be proud to say were making music during my lifetime. Story By Aryn Leighton

showed a Christmas movie for the children, while they ate popcorn. We served refreshments, while they made Christmas cards and ornaments. After an interactive story, the children received a special gift that served as a reminder of "What God Wants for Christmas?" All and all, I think it was a meaningful time for the children and their parents, who did attend. That was indeed the purpose of the event. As of right now, I intend to continue this activity for children again next year. I would like to see the Association of Churches become more involved in making this a community Christmas outreach for the children of Liberty. We welcome any future participation.” Thank you, Teresa Bruchon. I could not have written it better than Teresa put it in her thank you to all that participated in making this event a new tradition in Liberty. I remember growing up in Liberty and looking forward to getting my free pass to go to Curtis Theater to see a free Christmas Movie. The fact that several in the community pulled together to make this a great event, reminds me why I love this great town. Just to list a few, Loflin Funeral Home provided free popcorn, several merchants and the Downtown Development Committee provided snack and crafts, both Watermark Fellowship and Freedom Family Church provided workers to help with crafts and children. The pictures above only gives a small glimpse of the fun had by all. Visit our website to see more great pictures of the event.
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A Little Boy Learns About John 3:16
A little boy was selling newspapers on the corner, the people were in and out of the cold. The little boy was so cold that he wasn't trying to sell many papers. He walked up to a policeman and said, 'Mister, you wouldn't happen to know where a poor boy could find a warm place to sleep tonight would you? You see, I sleep in a box up around the corner there and down the alley and it's awful cold in there for tonight. Sure would be nice to have a warm place to stay.' The policeman looked down at the little boy and said, 'You go down the street to that big white house and you knock on the door. When they come out the door you just say John 3:16, and they will let you in.' So he did. He walked up the steps and knocked on the door, and a lady answered. He looked up and said, 'John 3:16 .' The lady said, 'Come on in, Son.' She took him in and she sat him down in a split bottom rocker in front of a great big old fireplace, and she went off.. The boy sat there for a while and thought to himself: John 3:16 ...I don't understand it, but it sure makes a cold boy warm. Later she came back and asked him 'Are you hungry? ' He said, 'Well, just a little. I haven't eaten in a couple of days, and I guess I could stand a little bit of food,' The lady took him in the kitchen and sat him down to a table full of wonderful food. He ate and ate until he couldn't eat any more. Then he thought to himself: John 3:16 ....Boy, I sure don't understand it but it sure makes a hungry boy full. She took him upstairs to a bathroom to a huge bathtub filled with warm water, and he sat there and soaked for a while. As he soaked, he thought to himself: John 3:16 ... I sure don't understand it, but it sure makes a dirty boy clean... You know, I've not had a bath, a real bath, in my whole life. The only bath I ever had was when I stood in front of that big old fire hydrant as they flushed it out. The lady came in and got him. She took him to a room, tucked him into a big old feather bed, pulled the covers up around his neck, kissed him goodnight and turned out the lights. As he lay in the darkness and looked out the window at the snow coming down on that cold night, he thought to himself: John 3:16 ....I don't understand it but it sure makes a tired boy rested. The next morning the lady came back up and took him down again to that same big table full of food. After he ate, she took him back to that same big old split bottom rocker in front of the fireplace and picked up a big old Bible. She sat down in front of him and looked into his young face. Do you understand John 3:16? ' she asked gently. He replied, 'No, Ma'am, I don't. The first time I ever heard it was last night when the policeman told me to use it,' She opened the Bible to John 3:16 and began to explain to him about Jesus. Right there, in front of that big old fireplace, he gave his heart and life to Jesus. He At A New sat there and thought: John 3:16 -- don't under24 HOUR Location stand it, but it sure makes a lost boy feel safe. EMERGENCY SERVICE You know, I have to confess I don't understand it either, how GOD was willing to send His Son to die for me, and how Jesus would agree to do such a thing. I don't understand the agony of the Father and every angel in heaven as they watched Jesus suffer and die. I don't understand 263 W Swannanoa Ave—Liberty the intense love for ME that kept Jesus on the cross till the end. I don't understand it, but it We Accept Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover sure does make life worth living. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life....If you aren't ashamed to do this, please follow the directions.. Jesus said, 'If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed Parts & Accessories For Manufacturing Housing of you before my Father.' Pass this story on only if you mean it. I do Love God. He is my source of exis• Decks—Steps tence...... He keeps me functioning each and every • Experienced Service Department day. Phil 4:13 If you love God and are not ashamed • Insurance Claims of all the marvelous things he has done for you, send • Estimates this on. Take the time & give this a shot! Let's just see if Satan stops this one. Share this….why not tear David B Gilmore out this page from the paper and give it to some one. 557 Coleridge Rd / HWY 22 Ph 336-824-2219 You never know where it may end up.

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Call 622-4605 Please register by noon January 19 to reserve your place ! 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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I’m passing this notice on to you concerning a couple of our football officials….and one is from Liberty. We thought you might could use it. Thanks, Bill Croom ------------------------------------Asheboro Football Officials Assoc. is pleased to announce two of our officials have been selected for post-season games honors. DON HERNDON, from Liberty NC, has been chosen to officiate the 4AA title game as the Back Judge. This game will be between Butler High School (14-0) and Jack Britt High School (15-0). It will be played on Saturday, Dec. 12th at 7:30PM at Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh. Don has been a football official with the AFOA and North State Assoc. for 15 years. Don was chosen out of 400-plus officials from the North State Assoc. for this honor, and one out of 1200-plus from the NCHSAA officials. Pictured Above Is Liberty’s Don STEVE CASTELLOE, from Asheboro, was selected as one of the Herndon Deputing The New officials for the SHRINE BOWL of the CAROLINAS High School Black Referee Pants All Star game, which will be played on Sat. Dec. 19th at Wofford College in Spartanburg SC. Steve will be the Back Judge and was one of seven officials selected from BOTH North and South Carolina to officiate this All Star game between the best players from NC and SC. Steve was also honored in 1999, where he officiated the 4A State Championship game as the Back Judge. Steve has been officiating football for 28 years.

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"When the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit is us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.…Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. It we are living now by the Holy Spirit, let us follow the Holy Spirit's leading in every part of our lives. Let us not become conceited, or irritate one another, or by jealous of one another." Galatians 5:22-26 The Spirit-filled home "How do you remember your childhood home? Was it a loving and welcoming place? Maybe there were evidences of kindness and generosity—fresh homemade cookies, a dollhouse or model planes you and your dad built together, a warm welcome always waiting for you, an old couch to be shared with brothers and sisters. Perhaps you don't have such wonderful childhood memories. Not everyone does. Homes can be places of cruelty as well—places full of criticism and humiliation, places characterized by conflict, jealousy, and pain. Loving homes don't just magically appear. They are the result of a husband and wife's commitment to letting God's Spirit control their lives. When you follow the Spirit's leading, God produces kindness, goodness, patience, and love in your lives. Then the home a marriage creates can become a light to the neighborhood, a place where friends and neighbors can experience genuine love and acceptance. If you are married, what type of home do you want your marriage to create? Ask God today to plant the seeds of loving kindness in your life, your marriage, and your home."

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At The Well
At the center of the Village is a deep well of life-giving water where the townspeople meet. As they draw water, their voices blend in the culture, society and wisdom that they share. Each month meet here at the well to hear those voices. The soft gray curls of smoke climbing toward the clear, blue, sky draw me to the campfire built near the well. There gathered around the fire are a few folks enjoying the warmth on this January day. One of the people holds a talking stick in their hands as they speak. A talking stick is passed hand to hand around in a group. The person holding the stick is the one who ‘has the floor’, and speaks. Others remain silent and listen. The holder of the stick is telling the rest what their goals are for 2010. The fifteen-year-old boy declared that he would floss his teeth every day. He hands the stick to the next person who says, “I will pick up every piece of litter that I see.” Next declaration was “Three days a week I will do twenty push ups and twenty sit ups”. “Mine is easy”, says the next holder of the stick “I will eat NO desserts and NO fast food.” “I will be more helpful with my cry-baby sister” says a six-year-old boy who feels grown up to take hold of the stick and join in. “ I want to get along with my neighbor!” says another. And so it goes around the fire circle until one of them receives the stick and says, “ I have been listening to you all speak. It seems to me that you are all wishing for the same thing to change for you in the New Year. What we all want and need in our lives is kindness. Some of you seek to take care of your bodies, by flossing teeth, doing exercise or improving your nutrition. That is being kind to your selves. Being kind shows gratitude also. Do we appreciate and acknowledge what our bodies do for us? Isn’t kindness to them warranted? How about your neighbor? Showing kindness to your neighbor through gratitude would certainly go a long way toward sharing happier lives together. Loving kindness to the baby Sister will help her to grow in the sunshine of your love into a responsible adult. Being responsible to throw all garbage in the trashcan and picking up after others is showing kindness to our earth. Our survival rests solely on the shoulders of our earth mother. Caring for the earth makes everybody’s life possible.” “That’s right” someone answered, forgetting about the talking stick. “I heard on the news of a restaurant in Philadelphia where some people paid the bill for the people that would leave the restaurant behind them. The first folks were long gone when the receivers of their gift came to the register counter. It started a stream of kindness that went on for five hours at the restaurant. I have heard of the Random Act of Kindness, now I want to feel the joy it brings! Instead of making a resolution for myself, I am going to resolve to be more aware in every moment of the needs of others around me. Responding to needs in each and every moment will take care of the earth, my neighbors, my family and myself.” Another person cut in by waving the talking stick to show that they had the floor now, “I agree, it is as if we all live in the place where all of the spoon handles are too long to feed ourselves. We must all ‘feed’ one another in order to survive to be happy and well.” There is nothing in 2010 that can shake the foundation of being awake and alive in the present moment. The awareness this brings of the feelings and needs of all around us cannot be estimated. Responding to this awareness of life inside and outside of us with kindness will be the key that opens every lock. Congratulations! You have just acquired the key to 2010. Oh yes, 24 this will be a HAPPY NEW YEAR.—By Guest Writter

Nurse’s Notes January 2010—-Happy New Year
I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas and is ready for 2010. I just wanted to thank everyone who has supported the Faith Community Nurse Program (FCNP), my Health Cabinet, the Pastors and community. As 2009 concludes I wanted to let the Liberty community know how the Faith Community Nurse Program did. During the first year of the program there were about 700 contacts and during this past year around there was 1620. Contacts are office visits, home visits, nurse home visits, hospital visits, telephone visits (a way to follow up on how someone is doing or to just check on them when a personal visit is not possible), screenings (like blood pressures) and community educational programs. These contacts range from those that are less than a year old to our mature seniors and everyone in between. As we are going into our fourth year I will give you my promise that as Your Faith Community Nurse I will do my best to serve the community as God and Jesus lead me. I will do what I can, but now that the Duke Endowment grant is done and donations are limited our funding for 2010 is also limited and my hours will have to be cut along with limiting community educational programs. I will try my best to not let it have an impact on those who are in need of the services of this program. For these who are on a gluten free diet I have some samples of gluten free cookies and a bake mix along with a recipes and a way to order the food. I also have coupons for some instore products that are for gluten free products or those made with rice. God Bless….Lori Ann Cobb RN, FCN

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LUKEWARM TEST *
* This test is for you to examine YOUR LIFE first… try not to think about other people until you let God deal with you. So Why A Luke Warm Test? (Answer “Yes” or “No” to each question) This was a great test given out by my 1. Lukewarm Christians go to CHURCH often out of habit, guilt or obligation church I attend...it spoke volumes to me. They go through the motions, but their hearts aren’t in it. They struggle getting “in” to the service. It makes no difference in We should always take time to examine their lives the following week. our own life to see where we are. With a Isaiah 29:13: “THE LORD SAYS, ‘THESE PEOPLE SAY THEY ARE MINE. THEY HONOR ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEARTS ARE FAR FROM ME. AND THEIR WORSHIP OF ME IS NOTHING BUT MAN-MADE RULES LEARNED BY (TRADITION)”. new year just beginning I hope you will Is that you? ________ take time to read and take this test. Also 2. Lukewarm Christians give MONEY to God—as long as it doesn’t keep them from doing what they want to do or inmake sure to read the verses that are the volve taking a risk. truth straight from Gods Inspired The idea of giving up something they want in order to give God what He demands never dawns on them. Word...The Holy Bible. 1 Chronicles 21:24: “I WILL NOT PRESENT OFFERINGS THAT HAVE COST ME NOTHING”. Happy New Year Is that you? _______ 3. Lukewarm Christians are more concerned with what OTHERS think of them than God. Kevin Bowman They obey God as long as their loved ones approve. Luke 6:26: “WOE TO YOU WHEN ALL MEN SPEAK WELL OF YOU”. Is that you? _______ 4. Lukewarm Christians don’t hate sin… they hate the PENALTY of sin (Ex. Hell, God spanking them), but they don’t hate the sin in their life. Romans 12:9 says: “HATE WHAT IS WRONG. HOLD TIGHTLY TO WHAT IS GOOD”. Is that you? _______ 5. Lukewarm Christians think being “IN LOVE” with Jesus, telling others about Him, giving 10+%, reading the Bible & praying are for the “radical” or the “missionaries”. Matt. 7:21: “NOT EVERYONE WHO CALLS OUT TO ME, ‘LORD! LORD!’ WILL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. ONLY THOSE WHO ACTUALLY DO THE WILL OF MY FATHER IN HEAVEN WILL ENTER”. Is that you? _______ 6. Lukewarm Christians compare themselves to the WORST people around them… as long as they can think of someone who does poorer than they do, then they think they’re ok. Isaiah 64:6: “WE ARE ALL INFECTED AND IMPURE WITH SIN. WHEN WE DISPLAY OUR (GOOD ACTIONS), THEY ARE NOTHING BUT FILTHY RAGS”. Is that you? _______ 7. Lukewarm Christians put a LIMIT on God’s control in their lives… they let Him run certain areas of their lives (Ex. Sunday mornings), but not all areas (Ex. Sex life). Psalm 24:1: “THE EARTH IS THE LORD’S, AND EVERYTHING IN IT. THE WORLD AND ALL ITS PEOPLE BELONG TO HIM”. Is that you? _______ 8. Lukewarm Christians put a limit on THEIR LOVE for others… they only love those who are like them and love them back. Their love is conditional—they think: “Love me the way I want you to love me and we’re ok… if not, I have nothing for you.” Matthew 5:46-47: “IF YOU LOVE ONLY THOSE WHO LOVE YOU, WHAT REWARD IS THERE FOR THAT? EVEN CORRUPT TAX COLLECTORS DO THAT MUCH. IF YOU ARE KIND ONLY TO YOUR FRIENDS, HOW ARE YOU DIFFERENT FROM ANYONE ELSE? EVEN PAGANS DO THAT”. Is that you? _______ 9. Lukewarm Christians spend most of their time LIVING FOR TODAY… they rarely think or live with Heaven in mind Most of their life is spent on each day’s “To Do List”… Philippians 3:18-20: “THERE ARE MANY WHOSE CONDUCT SHOWS THEY ARE REALLY ENEMIES OF (JESUS)… THEY THINK ONLY ABOUT THIS LIFE HERE ON EARTH. BUT WE ARE CITIZENS OF HEAVEN, WHERE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST LIVES”. Is that you? ______ 10. Lukewarm Christians live by GUILT instead of LOVE… the good they do is because they are trying to avoid the guilt of doing bad. If you took away their guilt about sinning, they would not do any good. Psalm 119:27: “I LOVE YOUR COMMANDS MORE THAN GOLD, EVEN THE FINEST GOLD”. Is that you? ______ 11. Lukewarm Christians love to PLAY IT SAFE… they refuse to take any risk in life. They refuse to believe that God would ever ask them to be in danger. Hebrews 11:33-37: “(BECAUSE OF THEIR) FAITH THESE PEOPLE… WERE TORTURED, REFUSING TO TURN FROM GOD IN ORDER TO BE SET FREE. THEY PLACED THEIR HOPE IN A BETTER LIFE AFTER THE RESURRECTION. SOME WERE JEERED AT, AND THEIR BACKS WERE CUT OPEN WITH WHIPS. OTHERS WERE CHAINED IN PRISONS. SOME DIED BY STONING, SOME WERE SAWED IN HALF, AND OTHERS WERE KILLED WITH THE SWORD. SOME WENT ABOUT WEARING SKINS OF SHEEP AND GOATS, DESTITUTE AND OPPRESSED AND MISTREATED”. Is that you? ______ 12. Lukewarm Christian’s ETERNAL SECURITY is based upon church attendance, baptism and “trying to be good people”. They don’t think that a loving God would send “good” people to Hell. Romans 10:9: “IF YOU CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH THAT JESUS IS LORD AND BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART THAT GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, YOU WILL BE SAVED”. Is that you? ______ 13. Lukewarm Christians drink and cuss less than the average non-Christian, but that’s about all the difference you’ll find. Their lives wouldn’t look much different if they suddenly stopped believing in God. Matthew 25:27-28: “WHAT SORROW AWAITS YOU... FOR YOU ARE LIKE (PAINTED) TOMBS—BEAUTIFUL ON THE OUTSIDE BUT FILLED ON THE INSIDE WITH DEAD PEOPLE’S BONES… OUTWARDLY YOU LOOK LIKE (GOOD) PEOPLE, BUT INWARDLY YOUR HEARTS ARE FILLED WITH HYPOCRISY”. Is that you? ______ WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? Jesus says in Revelation 3:15-16: “I KNOW ALL THE THINGS YOU DO, THAT YOU ARE NEITHER HOT NOR COLD. I WISH THAT YOU WERE ONE OR THE OTHER! BUT SINCE YOU ARE LIKE LUKEWARM WATER, NEITHER HOT NOR COLD, I WILL SPIT YOU OUT OF MY MOUTH!” * This test is for you to examine YOUR LIFE first… try not to think about other people until you let God deal with you. 25

New Consignment Shop Opens In Liberty
Faith’s Closet and Consignment is the name of the new business and is located inside the same building as Kustom Auto Recyclers located at 185 S Greensboro St in Liberty next door to Kidd’s Place. It is locally owned and operated by Kim Terry. Kim told me, “Wouldn’t you love to clean your home and closets of the unwanted or unused items that seem to have accumulated over time? Maybe you have considered or even had a yard sale or taken items to a flea market. I have found that those routes take a huge amount of work and make very little money. Why not consider bringing your like new or gently used items to our shop and place them on consignment? Let us do the work!” Well she has got my attention. Kim continued ,” We will meet with you by appointment and inspect your items and document what you have for consignment. You will continue to own your items while they are on consignment. After an item sells, your share of that sale is available to you anytime our shop is open.” So I asked Kim what she is looking for. “Well Kevin, we are looking for clothing from men, women, children to infant, handbags, shoes, accessories, jewelry, home décor, books, CD, DVD, sports equipment, toys, seasonal items, but we are limited to space constraints right now, so we may not be able to accept very large items, “ Kim told me. To make the process even easier, Kim has a information packet you can pick up. It give you all the details you need and answer a lot of questions. This is a very informative packet. Make a point to step in an see some of the great finds that changes weekly. As pictured at top, you can see a special section already out for valentines. Just another new business in town. So Liberty folks as I said, you wanted more places in Liberty to shop, well here is another one, so lets show them our support and keep them in business. Shop Localy!!!!

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185 S Greensboro St-Liberty
(Located Inside Kustom Auto Recyclers)

Meets Each Sunday 9:30am At American Legion Hut S Greensboro St, Liberty Services At 8:00am and 9:30am
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Well Kept Secret Still Thriving In Liberty
“Getting Kids Excited About Church And GOD!”
What would that be, it is Kustom Auto Recyclers located next to Kidd’s Place at 185 S Greensboro St, Liberty. Locally owned and operated by Tommy Terry. Tommy has been at this same spot for numerous of years. He was there when this building was originally the Cannada Chevorlet, then in ‘68 when Kenny Slusher purchased he stayed on, then in ‘84 it changed hands again and Tommy stayed and on. Finally in ‘98 Tommy opened up the Auto Recyclers. So what does this place do. They sell used and after market auto parts for any vehicle domestic and foreign. They also have the electronic system that connects you to over 32,000 other locations to find that needed part. Nothing too big or too small. You can get an engine to a fender to an ash tray or a door knob. They are not limited to parts. I was amazed to learn that they maintain a full mechanic shop with services from oil changes, to light mechanic work, to complete engine and transmission installation, to brakes and they can even do the complete computer diagnostics on model ‘96 and newer. Speaking on time, if you order a part by 4:30 you can most of the time have your part next day. Key use the Keystone Automotive System. I got a free tour of this great location, I was amazed at all in stock, full line of rims, to complete engines palletized and ready for delivery. Well folks another business right here in Liberty to serve your needs. So support your locally owned and operated business.

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Health Corner January 2010 Immunizations
There have been many questions over the years about immunizations and questions as to whether or not your children should have them? Immunizations have practically eliminated some deadly childhood illness like polio and small pox and that is why they are important. Immunizations have also dramatically reduced diphtheria (infection in the throat leading to tight muscle spasms, seizures, paralysis and death), measles and whooping cough. Even though vaccines have helped us control numerous diseases you must remember that no vaccine is 100% effective in eliminating disease, nor are they 100% safe, but their positive benefits far outweigh the negatives. Vaccines work by causing your body’s own immune system to produce antibodies that will fight the illness before you become sick. There are two types of vaccines, active and inactive. Active vaccines have the live virus or bacteria in it. This is one reason that those with immune deficiencies or other health concerns should not receive an active vaccine. The nasal spray version of the H1N1 vaccine is “active” and therefore those with asthma, heart problems or a compromised immune system cannot have it. The inactive vaccines are safe for those with weakened immune systems and are used in most boosters. If your child has a reaction to an immunization, or a sibling has had one, you need to tell their doctor and if they are sick at the time of the shot let the doctor know as you may have to reschedule.

Varicella (chicken pox), Herpes-Zoster (shingles) and Human Papillomavirus (for the prevention of cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers caused by HPV). The chicken pox vaccine is “active” and contains a live virus so please tell your doctor about any chronic medical problems your child has or if they have a weakened immune system. Also their doctor needs to know if your child has had a blood or plasma transfusion or immune globulin within 5 months. The doctor also needs to know what medicine your child is on as well as any allergies (especially to gelatin, neomycin or a previous dose). If you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant in three months or if you are breast feeding you should not get the vaccine. The vaccine can still cause a mild case of chicken pox if you come in contact with it soon after the receiving the shot. The duration of the vaccine is unknown and set boosters are not given, but at least a two dose series must be given and if it is given after age 13 you will need to receive 2 doses 4 to 8 weeks apart. Generally it is given at 12 to 15 months of age and a minimum of 3 months apart, but usually second dose is given between the ages 4 and 6 years.

The shingle vaccine is for those over 60 years of age regardless of their history with chicken pox or shingles for you can have them more than once. The chicken pox vaccine does not prevent shingles nor does it replace the shingle vaccine. The Human Papillomavirus vaccine is given to girls around 13 to 18, and can be given as soon as 9 years old and as late as 26 years old. This vaccine is given in a 3 dose series. This vaccine may help eliminate the cancer caused by this virus. This is not a birth control There are more vaccines given today then 10 years ago, as more research is done more preventive vaccines are developed and they and does not stop pregnancy, just the virus that causes cervical, vaginal a vulvar cancer. then become mandatory and are required in order to start your Story By Lori Ann Cobb RN, FCN children in school. There are several vaccines that need 27 boosters throughout adult life too. The latest three are

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