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Vol 6, Issue 4

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Liberty Chamber Of Commerce Hold Annual Banquet Business & Business Person Of Year Announced
NC Secretary of Commerce Keith Crisco keynoted the 41st Annual Meeting of the Liberty Chamber of Commerce on March 27 at AVS Banquet Centre in Asheboro. The event opened with a welcome from Chamber President Justin Gaines of Fidelity Bank followed by an invocation by Liberty Mayor Jim Parker. Crisco opened his remarks discussing the state of the economy within North Carolina. He said the economy is getting better slowly but steadily. He said the best analogy he had heard was that, “we had no light at the end of the tunnel but someone found a 40-watt bulb.” Employment has improved over the last two months. However, Crisco warned not to pin too much on the numbers just yet. He predicted that as the business environment improves, the unemployment rate will actually increase initially because people will start looking again. But unemployment will go back down again as the economy picks up. “3000 people per month are moving into North Carolina so something must be right,” he added. Crisco talked about his work at the NC Department of Commerce and how it is the point group on economic development for the state. “Since I’ve been Secretary of Commerce, I’ve tried to do some things differently. One is to be more inclusive [with other departments]. Another is to be more global,” he said, adding that the state is now sending chickens to Russia and furniture to Japan, for example. North Carolina is facing more and more competition from other states vying for business growth. Crisco shared the example of the movie industry. At one time, North Carolina was number one for attracting movie studios and television shows. Now, with greater competition from Georgia and Louisiana in particular, the state is closer to 5th or 6th. However, the state, along with Randolph County, has some strengths. “Our community college system is a real, real competitive advantage and asset,” Crisco said, adding that the passage of the ¼ cent increase on the sales tax to support Randolph Community College was a good move. He also commented that Representative Pat Hurley, Senator Harold Brubaker and Representative Jerry Tillman were great supporters of economic development in the county. After the keynote, two local business leaders were honored with the Chamber’s annual awards. Town Manager Roger Davis was honored as the 2010 Business Person of the Year and Liberty Hardware

Post your event
9-Chicken Sale 10—Pancake Breakfast—Lions Club 11-Chicken Baskets 12-CLC Open House 12to17-Spring Fling 16-Health Care Day 16to17—Sale Day 17– Farm Day 16– Seminar 20-Crafty Tuesday 20,22,23-Revival 22– Book Club 23to24-Antique Festival 24-Antique Car & Tractor Show 24– Yard Sales 30– Spagetti Supper and Cake Auction 30– Book Signing 1– Gospel Fest 1– BBQ Chicken Sale

Page 6 ...Small Town Main Street Program Update Page 9 Liberty Town Council Minutes Page 10 HIS Place Chicken Pickin Highlights

Business Of The Year—Liberty Hardware (LtoR) Chamber President Justin Gaines, Owners Liberty Hardware—Rhonda And Ronnie Murray

Page 15... .Local Residents Helps Fight Cancer In Mass. Page 16 Senior MS Randolph CO Page 18 RTC Cell Phone Drive Page 19 Highlights From Awesome Finds Anniversary Celeb. Page 17...Free Days At Lake Juno Water Park Page 21 Town Easter Egg Hunt Page 22 Liberty Drive In Returns Page 23 At The Well

Business Person Of The Year—Liberty Town Manager (LtoR) Chamber President Justin Gaines, Roger Davis— Town Manager, Pike Johnson Executive Director Chamber POST YOUR EVENT earned 2010 Business of the Year. The meeting closed out with the awarding of door prizes. Area businesses donated items to be given. Prize donors included Liberty NAPA, Debbie’s Automotive, Fidelity Bank, Awesome Finds , Randolph Telephone, Air Concepts, CCI Machine & Fabrication and Roush Fenway Racing. Beside are pictures of a few of prizes. Story By Aryan Slakfay Chamber Board Member

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MAY 8th


It Is Spring Time Cleaning Locally Owned And Operated By Doug Coble For Over 18 Years Give Us A Call 622-2741

Registration: 12:30 and 1:00 pm Shot Gun Tee Off: 1:30 pm Sharpe

Nothing Too Big Or Too Small

Hole Sponsor Team of four Individual Player

$ 50.00 $ 200.00 $ 50.00

Complete package: 2 mulligans 2 throws 1 skirt $10.00
Other contest to be held on the course

Snacks and drinks will be provided on the course Lunch to be served at the end of first nine.
Trophies to be awarded

All Proceeds go to Boy Scout Troop 502 of Liberty Come out and help support our Boy Scout Troop

“Locally Operated”
219 S Greensboro St, Liberty (In Dollar General Shopping Center)

Phone 622-2111

Country Hams, Side Meat, Bacon, Hoop Cheeses Milk, Eggs, other dairy items New Refrigerated Coolers with selected items

Attention: Parents of Preschoolers Randolph County Schools Kindergarten Registration
What: Enroll children who will be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2010. (Note change in date.) When: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 -7:00 pm Where: Randolph County Local Elementary Schools Why: To Register Your Child and Schedule Kindergarten Screening Please bring the following items with you: • Two Proofs of Legal Residence Driver’s License (or Picture ID) and Utility Bill with current 911 address • Your Child’s Birth Certificate • Your Child’s Immunization Record • Custody Papers – if applicable

MONTHLY SPECIALS Carrots 69 Cent Bunch Bananas 39 Cents Lb Potato -5lb/$2— 10lb/$3 Onions 3lb / $1.99 Apples $1.19 Lb 1 Gallon Vinegar $3 Pastries /Sweet Bread $.69 Now Accepts E.B.T. Now Accepts Debit Cards Come See Our Other Great In Store Specials

This Months Special– Bag Of Fresh Oranges $2.99

Several Styles Pepperidge Farm Breads 2 For $1 

Fresh Meats Added — See Our Specials Below
Chicken Wings Chicken Boneless Breast Chicken Bone-In Breast Ground Chuck Ground Beef Chuck Roast Cube Steak Pork Chops Boneless Pork Chops 100 Count Franks $2.09 lb $2.49 lb $2.29 lb $2.89 lb $2.19 lb $3.39 lb $2.99 lb $2.99 lb $3.49 lb $24.50

You must register your child at the school in your attendance district.

Rain Date July 17th

NEW ITEMS: Gallon Milk $2.99
2 Now Offering Sweet Bread & Pastries 69 cents

This should wake us up... YOU TOOK MY PARKING SPACE AT CHURCH
One day, a man went to visit a church, He got there early, parked his car and got out. car pulled up near the man and the driver got out and said, "I always park there! You took my place!" The visitor went inside for Sunday School, found an empty seat and sat down. A young lady from the church approached him and stated, "That's my seat! You took my place!" The visitor was somewhat distressed by this rude welcome, but said nothing. After Sunday School, the visitor went into the sanctuary and sat down. Another member walked up to him and said, " That's where I always sit! You took my place!" The visitor was even more troubled by this treatment, but still He said nothing. Later as the congregation was praying for Christ to dwell among them, the visitor stood up, and his appearance began to change. Horrible scars became visible on his hands and on his sandaled feet. Someone from the congregation noticed him and called out, "What happened to you?" The visitor replied, as his hat became a crown of thorns, and a tear fell from his eye, "I took your place.." It was Jesus Christ. That's all you have to do. Maybe, just maybe, we can get the world to start thinking of who took our place.

Harvest International Ministry
Welcomes You To

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

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

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

Church Yard Sale
At Julian United Methodist Church
(Corner of Highway 62E and Liberty Road, 2105 NC Highway 62E, Julian, NC 27283) On Saturday, April 24, Julian UMC will have a community yard sale from 7:00 – 1:00. Persons interested in renting a space for $10.00 can call Mary Welker, 685-4476 or Carol Bourquin, 685-0941. Renters will need to provide their own tables, racks, etc. Included in the sells will be annual plants-tomato, bell & hot peppers, marigolds, as well as some perennials including the American Standard Hostas. For those coming hungry, sausage biscuits, hot dogs, donuts, coffee, cakes, cookies, water, and sodas will be sold. Rain date will be Saturday, May 15, 7:00-1:00.

Couple Celebrates
63rd Wedding Anniversary
Leonard and Iren Hill Of Julian celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on April 5. They have three soons, Ron Hill, Rick Hill and Gary Hill and their wives, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. They give all the Glory To God for their Family and their years together. Happy 63rd Anniversary From Your Family

K31 Grass Seed $30 For 50lb Bag

8912 Pleasant Hill Ch Rd, Snow Camp, NC Phone (336) 376-6660
Spring Special
Compost & Mulch
History fun fact about April Fool’s
Most historians agree that April Fools' Day began when the Christian world adopted the Gregorian calendar. On the old calendar the New Year was celebrated in the spring for 8 days, the final day on April 1st, but because the new calendar was so different, the date changed to January 1st. Many of the people who lived in the countryside didn't know about the change and kept celebrating in the spring. Those "in the know" thought that it was hilarious and began calling the April celebrators "fools." From then on, these people began to go out of their way during this season to fool friends.

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

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Daily Specials Everyday
Seniors Receive Free Drink With Meal Kids Menu

Y’All Come Back Cafe

Fertilizer Seed Needs Plants And More



Freedom Family Church Sign Goes Up On New Location
Well, after several prayers, the miracles that God provided, Freedom Family Church has moved from their temporary meeting place that was at the American Legion Post to a permanent location in Fidelity Bank and Liberty Drug Shopping Center at 510A North Greensboro St in Liberty. Many thanks are extended to the hospitality of the American Legion Post for allowing them to use their location as church meeting place. Pictured below is the great work of Cornerstone Graphics in Julian that provided and installed the light up sign that illuminates the new place that is home for this church family. Next month I look forward to a message from the Pastor Randy Hand of Freedom Family Church that will explain all the great things God has allowed to happen through this Church since its start in December 2008 and how God moved through numerous people to make this new place possible. There was great things that numerous people did in the community that made all this possible. If you do not have a church home, I would invite you to visit with them. Check back next month for more on this great story.

Freedom Family Church
Mark Your Calendar

May 15th At 6:00pm

Has A New Permanent Location 510A N. Greensboro St-Liberty (Fidelity Bank & Liberty Drug) (Shopping Center)

Stop By And See Us!!!

Hosted By Providence Grove High School and Northeast Randolph Middle School

Steak Supper

$100 Ticket Dinner For Two

New Church Home
510A N. Greensboro St, Liberty
Fidelity Bank & Liberty Drug Shopping Center

Chance To Win Big Prizes
Also Silent Auction To Be Held

April 2010 Nurse’s Notes We are very lucky in this state to have telephone accessibility for everyone, through the Relay North Carolina, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing. They provide outreach to those with hearing and speech difficulties. For those who are in need of this service you can contact Joan Black at 919-304-5431 and see how and where to get the equipment free. She can also do presentations for your church or civic group if you want more information. It is more than technology, by allowing family, friends and businesses to stay in contact without barriers of communication. Alzheimer’s Disease & Power of Attorney Seminar Friday April 16 at 7:00 pm at First United Methodist Church. Presenters will be from Care South, Liberty’s Faith Community Nurse and Jim Wilson attorney for the elderly. The stages of Alzheimer’s disease, caring for the caretaker and the safety of the Alzheimer’s patient will all be discussed. The importance of having a power of attorney and a living will in place before the onset of a debilitating disease will also be presented. Questions on all topics will be taken at the end. There will be free handouts available at this seminar. If you have questions about this presentation please call First UMC at 622 – 4682 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 – 12:30. Story by Lori Ann Cobb, RN, FCN

Freedom Family Church Teenagers Sponsors

Services At 8:30am and 10:30am
So What Can You Expect At Freedom Family
 Great Bible Preaching  Great Worship Service  Great Group Of Loving People  Great Kids Ministry  Great Student Ministry  Great Women’s Ministry  Great Men’s Ministry And Best Of All A GREAT GOD!! Everyday All Can Experience A Growing Relationship With GOD

Spaghetti Supper And Cake Auction April 30th Dinner Cost $5
At New Church Location 604 S Greensboro St (Fidelity Bank & Liberty Drug Shopping Center) Liberty, NC Proceeds Fund Youth Summer Camp Trip

All New Program For Kids

“Getting Kids Excited About Church And GOD!”

Chinese Restaurant

Dine In
Take Out

Taste The Difference We us the finest ingredients Fresh and Healthy

252 W Swannanoa Ave (Liberty Plaza) Liberty, NC

Ph 336-622-1518—Fx 336-622-1668

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

ward. Design Chair Phillip Wright reported that he had been in contact with some Boy Scout troops looking for service projects and would like to utilize their help with possibly some downtown projects. Also there are two garden clubs downtown and both have expressed some interest in helping with downtown beautification. The town has been given the opportunity to lease a former bank which is a corner lot which still houses a small vault for $1 a year. The town has been told they can do with the lot as they Help Support Liberty During wish as far as beautification of the lot including tearing Grant Process—Come See What Happening down the vault. Economic Restructuring – Town Manager Roger Davis Small Town Main Street Grant Update On Tuesday March 9, 2010 Small Town Main Street staff and STMS Chair Billy Hardin reported that the Town Council did approve to support the Façade Incentive Sherry Adams and Lew Holloway arrived in Liberty at Grant program and the Capital Improvement Grant pro11:30 a.m. for a noon meeting with Downtown property owners for a presentation by Paul Fomberg and Tim Sim- gram effective immediately. This means that property mons with the State Historic Preservation regarding hav- and/or business owners can apply for up to $1000 for facades and must apply for the maximum of $1000 for ing properties located within the National Register DisCapital improvements through June 2010. This will be an trict and the potential for rehabilitation tax credits. application process, and on a case by case approval. If At 5 p.m. STMS staff met with the Executive Committee. applications are approved and work is done in a timely Members present were: Billy Hardin, Chair of the STMS manner (within six months of application being approved) committee, Kevin Bowman, chair of Promotions, Philip and submit paid receipts the applicant should be able to Wright, chair for Design and City Manager Roger Davis. receive funds. Mr. Hardin reported that Robert Wilkie with BB& T has been working with all the local banks to The Executive committee gave committee updates to put together a loan pool program which he hopes to have STMS staff and Billy Hardin reported for the Economic rough draft of by next month’s meeting. Restructuring committee that Robert Wilkie had been meeting with banks regarding establishing a downtown Ms. Adams recognized and thanked the town for being loan pool program. proactive in establishing the Façade Incentive Grant and Capital Improvement Grant program effective immediAt 5:30 p.m. during the STMS committee those present ately. were: Carolyn Vickrey, Phillip Wright, Rhonda Murray, Carol Wall, Kevin Bowman, Areyn Slakafy, Teresa Following the updates: Bruchaon, Debbie Edwards, Billy Hardin, Jim Branch, Lew Holloway introduced the STMS staff version of the Darlene Ball, Bridgett Langley, and Roger Davis. Sherry Vision statement based on the vision words and rough Adams welcomed everyone and expressed her thanks to draft from the January meeting. Mr. Holloway presented the town and to Ronnie & Rhonda Murray for sponsoring the following statement for approval: the noon luncheon for property owners. Historic Downtown Liberty, North Carolina is a friendly Committee Updates: place, with a long history intricately connected to the railPromotions Chair Kevin Bowman introduced Aryan way that runs perpendicular to downtown. Downtown Slakafy with Randolph Communications. At last month’s Liberty sits in a sublime pastoral landscape, making its meeting the promotions committee said that they were unique village atmosphere a great place to escape the rat talking with Randolph Communications regarding free race (hectic pace of modern schedules) and embrace and Wi-Fi for downtown. To follow up Ms. Slakafy was inexperience a higher quality of life. A historic destination vited to update the group and ask for input. She shared offering the finest in Piedmont Carolina food, fellowship, that there has been discussion about putting the antennae and fun; downtown Liberty is the heart of a vibrant busifor Wi-Fi on the Liberty water tower. There was discusness community, making it a wonderful place to live and sion regarding how the Wi-Fi would be paid for and it work, and offers an entrepreneur friendly environment was suggested that a scrolling banner ad would be best. where progress is unlimited. Ms. Slakafy also asked if those who are currently subThe STMS committee liked it and the staff suggested that scribing through Randolph Communications for internet that they would receive this service as an added value and they tentatively approve the statement until the entire committee reads the monthly notes. If there is no further those who were not would have to pay a nominal fee if discussion on the statement after the notes go to the full they wanted to log on downtown. Most of the group felt committee this will indicate that the vision statement is that they preferred that anyone who came downtown approved. could sign on without paying. The discussion was brief and Ms. Slakafy would be meeting with Randolph Com- The meeting concluded with a presentation by Lew Holloway entitled, “The Secrets of Beautiful Streets”. This munications to give them the input and will continue the dialogue with the Promotions Committee via Kevin Bow- presentation tied in nicely with the lunch meeting that was held earlier in the day further stressing the importance of man. all the elements that make good design including basic Also in Promotions: Mr. Bowman reported that he had maintenance of a property – both the public property met with Randolph county travel and tourism regarding (sidewalks, streets, trash receptacles, etc.) and the private the possibility of receiving marketing money from them property (building facades, roofs, windows, overall apth for the 4 of July event and the Holiday events. The travel pearance). and tourism authority also advised Mr. Bowman that the The meeting was adjourned at 6:40 p.m. promotions committee should outline all their plans for The next meeting is April 13, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. Liberty the year and then submit them via on-line for the upTown hall Executive Committee meets at 5:00 p.m coming year. Therefore, the Promotions Committee has decided to continue the planning for retail events and All The Community Welcomed And Encouraged To At6 get everything more organized before moving fortend and Participate In This Great New Venture!!!!!

Happy 79th Birthday To Andrew Vernon Hill
So who is Andrew Vernon Hill you may ask. You may recognize the name from the original Liberty News where he wrote sermon articles under the title “The Cross And The Pastor” for some fifteen years. He has had his sermon articles under the same title in Georgia and South Carolina Papers in the past. Well, Andrew has pastured three churches in the past. He is married to Shirley Ann Kingsbury Hill. They have three children and two grand children. Andrew is celebrating his 79th birthday on May 3rd. He and his wife have served as missionaries at children homes in South Carolina and Georgia. He and his wife have been members at Red Cross Baptist Church in Climax for the past 11 years. Andrew was ordained as a minister at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. Well thank you Andrew for being such a servant to the Lord. We all wish him a great 79th birthday and many more to come.

Breakfast 6:30 to 9:30 Lunch 11:00—2:30 Sunday Lunch 11:30 to 3:00 Closed Sunday Night

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Wed,Thu,Friday 11 to 2:30 5:00 to 8:30 Sat 7 to 10 11 to 8:30 Sun 11:30 to 8:30
Daily Buffet & Full Menu Items Kids Menu

Wed & Sun—Country Buffet Thur-Country/Italian Buffet Fri & SatCountry/Seafood Buffet

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Millstone Catering
Snow Camp, NC
Private Parties Welcome Catering Services

327 Drama Road, Snow Camp, NC Ph 336-376-6991 Or 336-222-6991 Bryan & Melodee Wilson—Owners

Liberty American Legion Post 81 Meeting Notes 11 March 2010
A meal of corn beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes and hot biscuits with coffee, green lemonade, & tea was served to all present. A cake for the American Legion 91st birthday and a green cake for St Patrick’s Day was made by Doris Ann McMasters. Meeting was opened by District Commander Tommy Parham after opening prayer by Henry Galary, POW/MIA ceremony by Harvey Burgess, & Perry Marbert led the Pledge of Allegiance. The Commander had a roll call of officers and a quorum was declared. Adjutant Cary McMasters mentioned that District Commander Parham was running for 15th District Commander again next year & the Post should support him. Terry Stutts moved that Liberty Post 81fully endorse Commander Parham next year and seconded by Earl Morin…. Motion carried. Adjutant McMasters read the minutes from the February meeting. Terry Stutts moved to accept the minutes as read and seconded by Earl Morin …..Motion Carried. The Commander Parham covered the following items; 15th District membership at 90.42 %. Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet in Kinston..April 10, 2010 Veterans Day with the Legislators..Raleigh on May 26, 2010 Golf Tournament on May 15, 2010 at Sandy Creek Golf Club Boys State: we may have 3 candidates A certificate for Autumn Cheek.. Oratorical Contest Four Pillows of the American Legion 2) Children & Youth Post Consolidation, Children & Youth report, very Important Next 15th District meeting at Liberty Post 81on May 16, Post Data Forms due now 2010 Student Trooper Program Adjutant McMasters reported on the following: Post membership now stands at 209 -- we need 218 Monthly mailing …Raleigh..March 18, 2010 at 9ish Division III meeting at Post 116 on Sunday March 14, Mid Winter Conference in Raleigh…. February… report National American Legion Convention in Charlotte in 2014 Boy Scouts Committee selected Leaders of the Year Internal Affairs Pulled 2 Charters of Posts ….not active National Commander Clarence Hill from Florida attended Department Service Officers Class in April in GSO Division III has two Candidates for Commander Joel Lipsey--Durham & Patricia Harris – Raleigh Ritchie York gave a report on the State Oratorical Contest in Kings Mountain. Mr. Nelson from Goldsboro Post 11 won the Contest and did an outstanding job. Nelson will attend Indianapolis for the National Contest prizes up to $18k. Sick Call:L.T. Smith, Jean York, Jeane Stutts, Jeff Cole, Kristin Stutts, The Artis ”Mickey” Teter Family A donation to N.C. Wildlife Federation in Honor of Mickey Teter from members at the meeting. The next meeting will be the election of Officers for the coming year & The Legionnaire of the year. The American Legion Post 81 Officers will be installed at the May meeting by Division III Commander Randy Brown. The 50/50 was won by Harold Coley. With no further business the meeting was closed after prayer in due form. Respectively, Cary A. McMasters, PDC- Post 81 Adjutant

4th Annual Liberty American Legion Post 81 Golf Classic at Sandy Creek Golf Club 5454 Whites Chapel Rd., Staley, N.C. (off 49 S toward Ramseur from 421 in Liberty) Saturday May 15, 2010 Fundraiser for American Legion Programs Bring your own Teams $160.00 (4) per Team Captain’s Choice Format Registration…12:30p until 1:00p Shotgun Start 1:30 P.M. 1st Prize $300.00 2nd $200.00 3rd $100.00
Registration Form……….Deadline – Before May 08, 2010—A Must so we can plan for the Food & Sandy Creek Golf Club can plan accordingly. Please Call

101 W Swannanoa Ave Downtown Liberty Gift Certificates * Latest Ladies Fashions Personal Attention Mon To Sat 10am to 5:30pm We accept MC,VISA, American Express

Phone 622-3120

(H) 336 685 4183 (C) 336 707 8177

Bi-Annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, April 10, 2010 7am-10am The American Legion Hut Tickets are $5.00 each (Kids 5 and under-Free) Takeouts are available For those with hungry appetites, they will be serving hot pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee. No one is allowed to leave hungry! All proceeds are used to help those with hearing and vision problems in the local community. Hosted by: The Liberty Lions Club and the Grays Chapel Lions Club COMMUNITY YARD SALE CLEAN OUT YOUR HOUSE & EARN SOME MONEY

Latest Summer Fashions Capri Sets And More

The Ladies of Macedonia Bapitst Church 788l Old 421 Rd.Liberty, N.C. Invite you to our

Ladies Night Out
with Lynn Cowell
on A P R I L 30,2010. Lynn is a speaker with the Proverb 31 Ministries. Her message will be "The Lord Is My Shepherd; So Why Do I Want?" Lynn inviters you to connect with her on her blog at Our event will begin at 6:00pm with dinner followed by Lynn's message at 7:00. We are asking for $15.00 each to attend the event. Please send your check,your name and address and the names of any friends attending with you to: Macedonia Baptist Ladies Ministry P.O. Box 326 Liberty,N.C. 27298 PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PAYMENT BY A P R I L 1,2010. This will allow us time to send your tickets back to you. You will need to PRESENT your ticket at the event. NO tickets will be sold at the door. For more information please email Trisha Shepherd at [email protected]
Ladies Night Out W/ Lynn Cowell At Macedonia Baptist Church April 30—6:00 pm Dinner And Program $15 Per Person See Info Above For Details

Grace Lutheran Church is offering FREE space for YOUR YARD SALE on Saturday, April 24th. We are located in downtown Liberty where thousands will pass through that day on their way to the Antique Festival. WE will set up a table for you and WE will do all the advertising. ALL AT NO CHARGE! Just bring your stuff and make some deals. Call Shirley at 336-402-2469 to reserve your spot today - limited spaces available.

Staley Farms — Liberty, NC Home 336-685-7072 Office 336-622-4903 “A Roaming Chicken Is A Happy Chicken” Free Range Brown Chicken Eggs—$2.50 A Dozen Free Range Bantam Eggs (The Perfect Dieter’s Egg) - $1.00 A Dozen Eggs are sold at the office of Staley Plumbing, Inc. 1041 Old Liberty Rd- Liberty,


“Lawn Care in the Piedmont” Class and Demonstration
Do you want to get, or keep, your lawn in shape, or learn how to establish a new one? While the recommended time for seeding and beginning routine fertilization of tall fescue is not until early September, you can start preparing now to establish, renovate, or maintain your lawn. Of course, tall fescue isn’t the only turfgrass option for our area, and you may desire to learn about the care of other grasses, too. North Carolina Cooperative Extension is offering “Lawn Care for the Piedmont” on Saturday, May 1, from 9:00 a.m. – noon. After a classroom session, equipment calibration will be demonstrated. Current and aspiring landscapers and individuals interested in lawn care are welcome to attend. Instructors include Cooperative Extension Agent Mary Helen Ferguson and Wayne Southard of Turf Fashions. The class will be held at the NC Cooperative Extension office, at 112 W. Walker Ave. Please call 336-318-6000 to preregister by Wednesday, April 28.



Should you need assistance as sellers or buyers in these type sales, call Nancy!
LOCAL LAND SALES: *5.1 Acres in Staley lovely subdivision requiring 5-acre lots -------------- $44,000 *Bankruptcy Sale: 17.3 Gorgeous secluded acres with 2 new outbuildings (workshop, barn, etc.) some fencing, septic and well, cleared for that new home --- $120,000.00




Cub Scout Kids Consignment Sale

Local High School Senior Making Local
Contribution To Community And Asking for Donations
Eastern Randolph High School Senior, Tisha Alexander has taken on building an addition to the Happy Hills Animal Foundation, Inc. shelter for her graduation project. This addition will house cats and kittens. Happy Hills has been forced to halt cat intakes at this time due to the condition of their out-dated cattery. The current cattery does not meet the NC Dept of Agriculture’s standards outlined in the Animal Welfare Act. Tisha chose this project due to her love of animals. She felt that the homeless cats and kittens in our area deserved a “second chance” in life. After construction is complete, Happy Hills will once again be in a position to combat the area’s exploding cat population. Labor costs for this project have been donated through the graduation project mentoring program. Tisha is reaching out to an animal loving public for donations to supply the needed materials for this project.


Realty, Inc.
Rental Property $55,000.00

Friday, April 16th 8am-8pm Saturday, April 17th 8am-8pm American Legion Post 81 604 S. Greensboro St., Liberty, NC

126 S Fayetteville St

April 17 from 8:00 to 2:00pm

Liberty, NC (336)622-2232

Smithwood UCC is having a
yard, craft and bake sale rain or shine. Hot dogs & sodas for sale BBQ by the pound (to go). Intersection of Kimesville Rd. and Smithwood Rd.

Two singlewide trailers on 1+ acre, 1 trailer has 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms and the other is a 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom. 2 septic tanks and 1 well.

Learning & Creative Childcare Center 4 Star Center We Use Creative Curriculum And NC Foundations To Meet The Childs Development & Learning Goals For Birth to 5 Year Now Enrolling For 3—4—5 Year Olds Call Kim Black Ph 622-3033 Located At 304 W Swannanoa Ave— Liberty

Over 30 Years Experience

336-362-4158 Bud Sneed—Owner
Licensed * Insured* Bonded

Home Owners Or Turn Key Properties
Carpentry Small Electrical Repair Property Cleanup Painting (Exterior/Interior) Lock Installation /Repair Screen & Windows Installation & Repair Vinyl Siding Repair Nothing Too Big or Small Plumbing Pressure Washing Yard Maintenance Drywall Repair Masonry Repair


Recipe Of The Month– Courtesy Of Garlene Wicker
(The Recipe Come From The LIFT Program Provided By Loflin Funeral Home Of Liberty—Just another way they serve our great community)

Broccoli Cheese Cornbread
1-(10oz) pkg chopped broccoli 3/4 cup chopped onion 1 Cup Cottage Cheese 1-1/2 cup shredded sharp cheese 1 tsp salt 4 Eggs 1-1/2 sticks margine 2 boxes Jiffy cornbread mix Melt Margine In 9x13 pyrex dish; mix other ingredints together; pour over top of melted margine; bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees

FOR SALE Charlie's Soap
At Earth Visions Call 622-1844
York Martin Road, Liberty

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

FREE Car Seat Clinic
Safe Kids Randolph County will be offering a FREE car seat clinic on April 28, 2010. This event will be held at Lowes Foods, 135 Brady Street Ext. Ramseur, NC 27316. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be available to inspect child safety seats for proper installation and use. If you have any questions regarding this car seat clinic, please call Shea Cox, Safe Kids Randolph Coordinator at (336) 318-6198 First Aid and C.P.R. for Everyone

Her Daddy said she was a lizard, he found under a log…..Here she is… the birthday girl on April 12th..

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

Annette M Tilley
The most beautiful girl .. The best mother... The best wife…. And, the best sister-inChrist in all of NC.... Also ....she is mine... My name is Fred Tilley, Jr Our anniversary is on 4/26 and for 24 years she has been my love. We have 13 children & 17 grandchildren. “God Bless Us”

Stanley offers superior
Home Care and Personal Care Products for you and your family. Stanley is best know for their cleaning products. Great Stocking Stuffer For All Your People On The List.

401 S Carolina St—Liberty Home For Rent - 3 bedroom with hardwood floor Replacement windows—Listed on Asheboro housing Call 697-1869 —- $550 A Month

Bass, Crappie Boat For Sale 14 ft Tri Hull with trailer 2 Seats mounted, 2 Mushroom Anchors mounted, Rod Rack Mounted, Fire Ext. 1 Live Well 20 HP Johnson Motor With Gas Tank Trolling Motor with Deep Cycle Battery $1500.00 Call Randy 336-601-0490

Kiln for Sale Large (23X28" interior)
cone 10 L&L Model B electric ceramic kiln that needs a new home. Has digital controller, pyrometer, shelves and some posts. Price of $325 is negotiable. Contact Derrick Sides 336-973-5066 or [email protected]
Siamese Kittens for sale. They will be available end of April,2010. They are Chocolate and Seal Points. I have 3 girls and 2 boys. Very loving animals and intelligent, they love people and sitting on your laps. Asking price $275.00I also have a male seal point that could be used for stud service , if anyone is interested please call. I live in the Liberty area. If interested please contact me: Diane 740-4473 or 622-9539

When:May 8, 2010 Where: Tabernacle United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. 5601 Liberty Rd., Greensboro, NC 27406 Time:2:00 -5:00 p.m. Price:$15 per family. Each family recieves a kit of information. Bring the whole family, ages 5 and up, and learn CPR. Reserve your spot by April 14, 2010 by calling Calista Holt @ 622-4335 or email her at [email protected] Sponsored by Girl Scout troop 40706

Hospice of Randolph County Hosting Yard Sale to Benefit Relay for Life
Hospice of Randolph County will hold a yard sale on Saturday, April 17 from 7:00am until 1:00pm at its office located at 416 Vision Drive in Asheboro. Proceeds from the yard sale will go to benefit Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s annual fundraising event, which supports cancer research, awareness and other activities. Hospice will also be accepting donations of items for the yard sale. Clothes, furniture, house wares, tools, bikes, antiques, jewelry, home décor and more are welcome donations. Items need to be in new or slightly used condition – no damaged items please. Hospice of Randolph County will only accept items that are dropped-off. No pick-up of donations will be available. The event will be held rain or shine. Breakfast sandwiches, baked items and drinks will be available for purchase at the sale.

Cora Brown Will Keep children in home – any age Liberty area Phone 336-233-1058 TUTORING FOR LIBERTY SCHOOLKIDS--- Experienced tutor has Wed. afternoon space for 1 or 2 students, reading & writing instruction. All grade levels OK. Materials provided. Reasonable hourly rate. For more info call Amy, 919-742-2598.
Shiloh UMC Homework Helpers Every Tuesday Night from 6-8 pm Free homework help & tutoring Kindergarten - 6th Grade
We are looking for children/ families needing assistance with homework or tutoring. Private tutors can be very expensive and I am certain there is a need for a "free" service.

Multi Family Yard Sale Saturday April 10—7:00am to until 615 E Swannanoa Ave—Liberty NC

Can you guess where we are talking about?

This months Community is Shelby, located on Highway 74 in the rolling Piedmont, between Charlotte and Asheville, as they say connecting the best of the Carolinas. This community of 21,000 was named after Colonel Issac Shelby, hero of the Revolutionary War battle of Kings Mountain and later the first Governor of Kentucky. Presidents James Monroe and Andrew Jackson visited Shelby’s home. Country music legends Earl Scruggs and Don Gibson called Shelby home, as did basketball great David Thompson. The Shelby Dynasty, headed by Governors O. Max Gardner and Clyde Hooey, dominated North Carolina Politics in the late 1930’s. Visitors and residents love the year-round Carousel, ample parks and recreation facilities. Shelby mixes history, hospitality, and today’s conveniences, making it a great Carolina Community.

Liberty Leader Newspaper
PO Box 913 Liberty, NC 27298

Ph 336-404-9791 Fx 336-622-4298
Email— [email protected]

Shiloh UMC—7394 Shiloh Rd, Liberty Ph 622-7421

Advertise Here Call 404-9791


Liberty Leader Newspaper—Phone 336-404-9791 –Email [email protected] Locally Owned And Operated

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

Hickory Grove UMC
10068 Silk Hope-Liberty Rd, Liberty

2262 Pleasant Hill-Liberty Rd.

Revival With Rev Jim Folks
April 20, 22 and 23 - 6:30pm

Of Liberty
119 S Fayetteville St, Liberty Pastor Tim Cheek Join us At “HIS PLACE’ every Sunday at 11:00am
Ph 336-633-9679 email [email protected]

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

Parsonage 622-4628 Church 622-2157

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

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

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

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

Shiloh UMC Homework Helpers Every Tuesday Night from 6-8 pm Free homework help & tutoring Kindergarten - 6th Grade We are looking for children/ families needing assistance with homework or tutoring. Private tutors can be very expensive and I am certain there is a need for a "free" service. Shiloh UMC—7394 Shiloh Rd, Liberty Ph 622-7421

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

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

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

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

Home Help Available From Local Church on April 17


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

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

Tabernacle United Methodist Church is offering help to select homeowners with projects around the house. Their next “Hands and Hearts for Christ” workday is scheduled for Saturday, April 17, 2010. This bi-annual event is an opportunity for church members to do God’s work in the community. Past projects have included everything from seasonal yard work to wheelchair ramps. They simply want to love their neighbors in action and spirit as Jesus has called us to. Other possibilities might include window washing, simple repairs or cleaning in the home, handicapped bars or railings, and painting. There is no charge for the service, although some homeowners do make donations to help provide supplies, or have the tools needed on site. The church members are willing to do any job within their capabilities, provided that the homeowner is not able to do it themselves. Elderly or disabled citizens are encouraged to contact the church office at 674-2941 during office hours to sign up. The deadline for registration is April 10. A project coordinator will contact them prior to the “Hands and Hearts for Christ” workday. Tabernacle United Methodist Church is located at 5601 Liberty Road, near the intersection of Woody Mill and Liberty Road.

Phone 336-622-4482

Bethany United Methodist 6151 Troy Estate Rd. Liberty, N. C. 27298 Alex Miles - Pastor Ph: 336-643-3609 Worship Serv: 9:30 am Sunday School: 10:30 am

St. Stephen AME Church
705 S. Kirkman Street Liberty

Come Visit With Us!!!
A Chicken Basket Selling At St Stephen AM E on April 11th Church’s Chicken will be at the church immediately following morning services

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

Chitterlings & Chicken Sale Friday, April 9th 12:00 pm until St. Stephen AME Church 705 S Kirkman Street Call church for orders 622-3722 Or Myra to preorder 267-1626

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

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


St. Stephen AME Events to mark on your calendars Sunday, April 18th 3pm 12 Tribes of Israel Program Sunday, April 25th 11am Annual Missionary Day Sunday, May 2nd 4pm Pastor’s Anniversary celebration


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

Boy Scout Troop 426 Southeast-Kids’ Consignment Sale April 8 – 10th, 2010
It’s time to begin cleaning out those closets and checking your children’s sizes in preparation for the Spring! When doing that don’t forget the Spring Southeast Kids’ Consignment Sale sponsored by Tabernacle UMC Boy Scout Troop 426. This year’s sale is Friday, April 9th from 8 AM – 8 PM and Saturday, April 10th from 8 AM – 1 PM. On Saturday items are marked as half price. For those who would like to consign, the receiving dates are Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6th and 7th from 9AM – 1 PM and 6 – 8 PM. Consignors with more than 40 items enjoy a pre-sale on Thursday, April 8th from 7-9 PM. The sale will be held in Tabernacle UMC’s Fellowship Hall. Consignors receive 60% of the sales price (less $1 for handling and postage) and can then deduct the remaining 40% of the sales price as a tax deductible contribution. Items to consign include good quality Spring/Summer clothing (size infant – 16), swim wear, athletic wear, rain coats, toys, games books, videos, bikes, baby equipment and furniture, strollers and car seats. Gently worn shoes and in season maternity wear area also consignable. For more information or to receive a consignment number, please contact Steve Makinson at 674-0086 or [email protected]. Consignors must have a minimum of 20 items to receive a number. All profits benefit the activities of Boy Scout Troop 426. Unsold items marked for donation after the half-price sale are donated to area charities.

DRAFT of Minutes of the Meeting of The Liberty Town Council
Held on March 22, 2010 at 7:30 pm (Not officially adopted by Council) Present Mayor: The Honorable Jim S. Parker Council: James Lee Humble, Tyson Nixon, Shane Isley, and Terry Caviness, and Pike Johnson Town Manager: Roger Davis Town Clerk: Bridget Langley Town Attorney: Bill Flowe Staff: Police Chief, Jerry Brown; Public Works Director, Bob Vaughn; Recreation Director, Martin Rierson: Fire Chief, JR. Beard To Order The Mayor called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the invocation, given by Council Member Pike Johnson. Minutes Council Member Shane Isley made a motion to approve the minutes of the February meetings. Council Member James Lee Humble seconded the motion which passed unanimously. Public Hearing – Voluntary Annexation Mayor Parker called the Public Hearing to order to consider the voluntary annexation of the property at 7170 Silk Hope Road. No one spoke for or against the annexation. Regular Session Having heard no opposition from the Council or Citizens, Council Member James Lee Humble made a motion to approve the voluntary annexation. Council Member Terry Caviness seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Temporary Closing of Streets To facilitate the display of antique motor vehicles, vintage tractors, motorcycles and vendors on April 24, 2010, Council Member James Lee Humble made a motion to temporary close North Fayetteville Street between Swannanoa Avenue and East Highfill Avenue. Council Member Terry Caviness seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Library Board Appointments Council Member Terry Caviness made a motion to appoint Misty Folwell and Cindy Garrett to six (6) year terms on the Library Board. Council Member Tyson Nixon seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Audit Contract for FY2010 Council Member Pike Johnson made a motion to approve the audit contract with Maxton McDowell, CPA for FY ending June 30, 2010. Council Member Terry Caviness seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Ordinance Amendment – Chapter 52 Water Shortage Response In order to meet the minimum criteria established in NCGS 143-355.2(a), Council Member James Lee Humble made a motion to amend Chapter 52 Water Shortage Response Ordinance. Council Member Terry Caviness seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. (Proposed amendment included) Resolution Approving Water Shortage Response Plan Council Member Tyson Nixon made a motion to approve the Resolution Approving the Water Shortage Response Plan. Council Member James Lee Humble seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Town Manager’s Report Town Manager, Roger Davis, read a letter expressing Wally and Eva Waldridges appreciation for the Town naming the lower ball field in their honor. Due to increase in rain and snow The Town has received a letter of violation and recommendation of enforcement on sewer overflows. The Town has responded with the rain/snow fall amounts and explaining pump no. 2 failed at Starmount Lift Station from debris blocking the lines. In addition, copies of two grant applications for rehab of manholes and a sewer capacity study were provided along with the results from the smoke testing of the Kinro grid. All this information will be considered by DENR as they make the decision on enforcement fines. Citizen Comments Robin Breedlove asked for an update on the Nature Reference Library. It will be housed in the former Parks and Recreation office and old vault at the Reitzel Center and the books currently are being categorized by Susan Primm. Kenneth Shoffner has painted the vault and the books were moved to that location on March 17, 2010. Council Comments Council Member Terry Caviness would like an update on the Farmers Market Grant. It has been discovered the Grant will not cover land, buildings or construction. Allen Hart with the USDA can make the Town a loan at a four (4%) percent interest rate for forty (40) years and other grants are being researched at this time. Mayor Comments Mayor Parker read a letter received from Dr. Robert Shackford with Randolph Community College expressing his appreciation with the help the Council gave in support of the quarter cent referendum. Adjourn There being no further business to discuss, Council Member Terry Caviness made a motion to adjourn. Council Member Shane Isley seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Liberty Home #3 Work began in earnest on Habitat Home #3 in early March with the Vo-Tec Class from Eastern Randolph High School laying the block foundation and piers for the new home…a big thank you for these fine young men and their Teacher. The weeks of March 22 thru April 3 saw “our” wonderful group of retired persons called Care-A-Vanners return to us once more and begin the task of framing the new sturdy little home. These Christian men and women have installed the bands and girders, sub flooring, exterior and interior walls, roof trusses, roof decking, shingles, wall foam insulation, and windows and doors….all in ten working days…we salute them and the small group of Liberty and Asheboro Habitat volunteers that toiled alongside them. Now, they have handed off the balance of the work to the local and Asheboro Habitat workers, and YOUR ASSISTANCE is welcome! Whether you have no experience or much knowledge in the building trade….we need YOU to offer whatever level of help you can offer. Work will be ongoing every Saturday, and the second and fourth Wednesdays each month. Just show up at 8:30 AM on any of these days…safety gear and any tools you might need are furnished along with lunch prepared by local churches, individuals and businesses. If you or your church group feels you can donate some time (or money) this last Habitat home (for now) in Liberty, call Rodney Overcash at 336-953-2929. More later, Tom Meacham, local Habitat volunteer.

JOBS Soup Kitchen Still Going Since 2006
Edwards Grove Missionary Baptist Church at 214 Foster Street, Liberty, North Carolina 27298 is the home for the JOBS Soup Kitchen. Pastor: Rev. Arnold H. Barton is the Pastor of this church. Congregation members back in 2006 seen the need and had the desire to provide a soup kitchen for the Liberty area. Actually, the Edwards Grove Baptist Church would like to thank Julian United Methodist Church- Pastor Tom Jolly, for services rendered to the J.O.B.’s Soup Kitchen. Pastor Jolly along with several members from Julian U.M.C. has prepared and served meals for many months, beginning with every 3rd Saturday and progressing to 3rd and 5th Saturday’s. The Soup Kitchen began ministering through foodservice in April, 2006. We are happy to feed any and everyone needing a warm meal. If you would like to donate or actually man the soup kitchen they would love to hear from you. You can contact the church at Edwards Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Rev. Arnold H. Barton. Anyone wishing to prepare and or serve please contact the church office 336-622-2544 or 336-622-2981 We are gratefully appreciative for their sacrifice of service and excellent personalities with the Committee members. One scripture to acknowledge their attitude of commitment to serving the Lord would be: Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Psalm 100:2. Thank you Julian United Methodist for your faithfulness.Anyone wishing to prepare and or serve please contact the church office 336-622-2544 or 336-622-2981 9

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American Red Cross Volunteer Orientation Can you teach CPR and first aid, help in disasters, and assist blood donors? What about being a blood donor? Can you help with fundraisers and office support? I’ve heard a lot about the Red Cross, but what exactly does it mean to volunteer for the American Red Cross? Join us for a Volunteer Orientation to learn about the History of the American Red Cross, our Services and how you fit in. Volunteer Orientations are held at the American Red Cross. Our current schedule is: American Red Cross, 419 N. Patton Avenue, Asheboro, NC 27203 Thursday, April 15, 6 pm – 7 pm Thursday, May 13, 6 pm – 7 pm Thursday, June 17, 6 pm – 7 pm Registration is required To Register: Call (336) 629-2399 or e-mail Anne Vestal, Director of Volunteers at [email protected]

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Liberty Assoc Of Churches

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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.


Liberty Barber Shop
131 W Swannanoa Ave
Tue-Fri 8:00am to 6:00pm

Downtown Liberty
Sat 8:00am to 12:30pm

Brian Riggs-Owner / Operator


MAIN STREET SOLUTIONS FUND ANNOUNCED The State of North Carolina is pleased Town Manager, Roger Davis reto announce a new statewide program: cently asked the Liberty Town the Main Street Solutions Fund. This Council on behalf of the Liberty is a $1.95 million state-funded grant STMS Committee to approve a Façade Incentive Grant Program program, administered by the Departas well as a Capital Improvement ment of Commerce through its DiviGrant program effective immedi- sion of Community Assistance. The ately. The town will grant up to Program’s purpose is to provide maxi$1000 per applicant on approved projects through mum support to small businesses in June of 2010. As the town plans for the 2010-2011 those communities by: providing difiscal year they will consider putting a specified rect financial benefits to small busidollar amount into an Incentive Program to be used nesses, retaining and creating jobs in for either Façade Improvements or Capital Improve- association with small business, spurments on buildings. Mr. Davis stated that there are ring private investment in association at least two property owners who wish to utilize with small business. The application funds before the end of June. The town of Liberty deadline is Thursday, April 15, at 5 was designated a Small Town Main Street in July p.m. Liberty Is One Of Eligible 2009. Communities!! The 65 eligible (see list below) communities are those designated micropolitans located in Tier 2 and Tier 3 counties and/or in designated North Carolina Main Street communities, including but not limited to Small Town Main Street communities in Tier 1, 2 or 3 counties. To apply for the grant program, representatives of those communities must have attended a pre-application workshop. The Program is intended to strengthen the local economy and its role as a regional growth and employment hub. Any eligible local government, in collaboration with the Main Street Organization, Downtown Organization, and/or Downtown Economic Development Organization, AND the small businesses that will directly benefit from these funds may apply for a grant.Grants may range from $20,000 to $300,000.

He’s gone, but the stories keep him alive

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Denise Teague
603 E Teague Ave- Liberty

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By Warren Dixon Sometimes you can tell how many friends a guy has by the number of grown men who cry at his funeral. If that’s the case, Mickey Teter must have been well loved. Mick, a fixture around Liberty for seventy years, passed away Saturday at his home. He was on his tractor when he left us, struck most likely by a sudden and severe heart attack. Sometimes you can tell how many friends a guy has by the number of people who show up at the funeral home for his visitation. They lined up at Mickey’s dressed in blue jeans and suits, hunting and golfing buddies and bankers, a line that snaked around through the funeral home for a couple of hours. They watched a DVD of Mickey and friends and family. Not all his friends were on there, though. The funeral home only allows sixty pictures. His best friend Wink was with him when he died. But then Mick had a lot of best friends. His wife Helen said before the funeral that Mick was her best friend and had been throughout their marriage. Quite a statement from someone who lived with the same man for forty-eight years. Wink and Stephen had come up from Newport to cut down a few trees for Mickey and take the firewood home. They could have probably found some firewood closer to home but Wink liked Mickey. Stephen had only met him once before, but he liked him, too, so they’d made the three and a half hour trip to cut his trees, but mostly to laugh and talk with him. Mickey was getting his garden ready and the one tree was shading it. He loved to garden and he loved nature in general. He made his living as a master upholsterer for Gregson’s Furniture in Liberty and did all Gregson’s samples. But every chance he got to be outside, he took it. He loved to deer hunt, fish and just sit and enjoy the birds. The day he died, a host of cardinals sat in the trees over his dog lot waiting their turn to get to the bird feeders and suet on his deck. Recently he’d been excited to find an owl living in the cavity of a nearby tree. He was a student of nature and excelled at it. “Mickey kept a lot of birds alive,” said his buddy Wink. He’d call. “Do you want some sausage?” he’d ask. Or another time, tomatoes? And he’d make his rounds, delivering his gifts to his friends. Mickey was known for his venison, fish fries at his cabin on the pond, dove hunts, golf outings, gourd birdhouses, but most of all his laughter. Health problems slowed Mick over the years, but never stopped his laughter. He was a story teller who could entertain you for hours. He’d squint his eyes and laugh an infectious laugh and you’d laugh, too. Helen took him over to Susan Foster’s once. Susan is known for making elaborate, decorative boxes, especially for the Christmas season, and had placed them throughout her house. Mickey took the tour and turned and asked Sandra, “Why does she make all these boxes?” “The same reason you deer hunt,” Sandra replied. “She eats them?” Mickey asked in boyish mock surprise. Another time Helen took him to a fancy get together in a posh Greensboro neighborhood. Mick was at ease anywhere, but more at ease in the woods. A waiter came by offering what looked to Mickey like raw meat. It was rare lamb, the waiter told him. “I know a vet who can probably revive that lamb,” Mick deadpanned. He was called on often to identify rocks, plants and animals. Wade Shelton caught a critter one night in a cage and called Mickey. It was a wild looking animal with a huge tail, Wade told him. Mickey came over and immediately recognized the beast. “It’s a cat,” he told Wade and never let HOURS him forget about it, either. He was a true Southern character, not perfect, but then we don’t like our characters to be Thursday 9—1 too perfect. An Army veteran, he loved his guns and dogs. Friday 9—5 Sentimental, he lived in the house he grew up in and surSaturday 9—1 rounded himself with antique toys, fishing rods and nature books. He and Helen talked about a variety of subjects, but mostly admired a full moon, a chatty jenny wren or a sunset. Mickey was looking forward to the birth of the son of his neighbors, Jeffery and Jill Cox. He called the day (Thrift store operated by the after the baby and mother came home from the hospital and Liberty Association of Churches) 125 S. Greensboro asked, “Can Landon come out and play?” He wanted to watch him walk across the yard and, although he didn’t say Street, Downtown Liberty it, undoubtedly to take him hunting, too. But he died the next day. There are a lot more Mickey stories and they will be told as long as his friends are alive to tell them. That will probably be a long, long time because Jeffery Cox will tell them to Landon and Landon will pass them on down the line. So Mickey’s life will go on in the lives of friends so endeared to him. “God took Mickey?” Dee Stout Shelton asked when she heard the news. “What was He thinking?” Best Value in Town!

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Your dollars spent here help your neighbors in need

Debbie’s Automotive
Peter Rabbit left a whole basket of prize Easter Eggs at Debbie’s Automotive. Each day the month you can stop in and draw one lucky egg. Come check out your luck. Numerous Prizes Limit 1 Egg Per Day Per Visit

And Four Wheel Drive

Mark Your Calendars For Celebrating Debbie's Anniversary Day Of Activities April 9th Friday More Details Next Month $19.95 Oil Change Special Plus Disposal Fee For Most cars and up to 1/2 ton trucks Using Standard NAPA Pro Select Filter and Up to 5 Quarts NAPA Brand Oil (5W20, 5W30, and 10W30) Additional Charge For: Over 5 Quarts Of Oil Cartridge Filters and gold line filters or Other brand of oil.

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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

Ph 622-7882

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

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


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

Saturday April 24th

HIS PLACE Pulls In The Crowds
Bikes At Fall Show

Fall Show September 25th

Just a couple months ago, I covered the story of another great free food and music event hosted by HIS Place Church that meets in the meeting room at Ya’ll Come Back Church. The Church that is Pastored by local Timmy Cheek and his congregation pulled together another great night of food, fun and fellowship. The best part it was all free. Over 200 people visited this night on March 27. The menu was chicken tenders that in my own personal opinion, put ChickFil-A to shame. The congregation provided home cooked food of all liking, but the best was the dessert table. This church really knows how to put on a spread. Then the music, wow, that is the only way I know how to describe it. The spirit was defiantly in this place that night. Well if you missed this great event in January and again in March, mark your calendars. HIS Place has worked with town and have permits to put on a huge block party, June 12 (Saturday) with a rain date of June 19. From music, food, children fun area , wow so much to list. Keep an eye out for flyers as you see all the activities slated. Pastor Timmy Cheek told me, “We are a real church for real people in real times. We just want to show the love of God to the community and spread his Truth.” See you there!!!

Pictured are two of the many groups that preformed

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LIBERTY — Mr. Raymond Clifton Arrington, 91, of Liberty passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2010. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Liberty First Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Brain Harrington; burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of serving The Arrington Family. LIBERTY — Hunter Wayne Barber, 18, died on Monday, Mar. 22, 2010. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, 2 p.m. at Guilford Memorial Park. Officiating will be Rev. Jesse W. Bledsoe Hunter was born on Sept. 3, 1991 in Greensboro, the son of Jimmy T. and Sara Price Barber Jr. He was a graduate of Eastern Randolph High School and was attending GTCC. He was also employed with his family in Barber Construction. Hunter loved the outdoors, his garden, and every animal that God put on this earth. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Surviving are his parents, Jimmy and Sara Barber; brother Thomas Edward Barber and wife Falon; paternal grandparents, Jimmy and Lillie Barber Sr. and maternal grandfather, Charles F. Price. Also surviving is his aunt, Tammy Perry and cousin Porscha Perry and numerous other nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts. LIBERTY — Mary Clay Compton of Queens, NY died Tuesday, March 23 2010. Homegoing services will be held today, Monday, March 29, 2010 at 3 p.m. at Lewis Grove holiness Church Liberty, N.C. Burial will follow at Amos Grove Cemetery in Liberty. LIBERTY — Catherine Foxx of S. Kirkman Street passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Burlington. Homegoing services will be held 3 p.m. Monday, April 5, 2010 at St. Stephen AME Church, Liberty. Burial will follow at St. Stephen Memorial Garden, Liberty. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 5, 2010 from 2 until 3 p.m. at St. Stephen AME Church, Liberty. LIBERTY — Mrs. Mary Helen Cline Glasco, 76, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at The Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 2 until 4 p.m. She was the daughter of the late Tony Franklin and Addie Lena Thornsbury Cline and was also preceded in death by her son Thomas Robert Glasco, Jr. Surviving is her husband of 55 years, Dr. Thomas R. Glasco and four children Jonathan Lee Glasco (Penny), Mary Rebecca Murray (Craig), Steven Craig Glasco (Melissa) and Heather Leigh Allen (Randall) and 6 sisters and three brothers, 10 grandchildren, Andy, Ashley and Josh Glasco, Buddy, Aaron and Ariel Murray, Dylan and Faith Glasco and Tyler and Jacob Allen. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Susan G. Komen for the Cure , Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265 or to The Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of serving The Glasco Family. LIBERTY — Mrs. Betty Frazier Holt, 80, died Monday, March 29, 2010. A graveside service will be conducted at Cane Creek Friends Meeting Cemetery on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 2 p.m. IBERTY — Mr. Robert Hudson, 86, of Liberty passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at Alamance Regional Medical Center. A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 20th at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery officiated by Rev. Aaron Moss. He is the son of the late George Clyde and Ola Smith Hudson and was also preceded in death by one 14 brother, Hoyte V. Hudson.

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Online condolences may be made to Mr. Kime was preceded in death by his parents William Memorial contributions may be made to 100 Man Project, Calvin Sr. and Mamie Moser Kime; and his wife Bertie c/o First United Methodist Church of Liberty, PO Box 220, Flinchum Kime. Liberty NC 27298. He is survived by his son, Calvin Douglas Kime and wife, Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of serving Teresa; one grandson, Hunter Kime and two sisters, Mary the Nance family Etta Kime Staley and Bernice Kime Ferrell. LIBERTY — Mrs. Nannie Irene Jones Staley, 86, passed Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of serving away Sunday March 14, 2010 at Hawfields Presbyterian the Kime family. Home in Mebane. LIBERTY — Mrs. Dorothy Dunlap Langley, 88, passed Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 17, at away on March 17, 2010 at Woodland Hill Nursing Home 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Staley. Burial in Asheboro. will follow in Pine Hill cemetery in Burlington. A funeral service will be held on March 20, 2010, at 11 She is survived by her daughters; Kay S. Anderson and a.m. at Friendly Wesleyan Church officiated by the Rev. Judy Hawn of Burlington, Sudy S. Crowson (Joe) and Danny Thomas. Burial will follow at Shady Grove Baptist Dianne S. Kirkman (Joe) both of Liberty. Church Cemetery, Staley, NC. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 She was preceded in death by her parents Grady and Ola until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, and other times at Duggins Dunlap, husband; Russell D. Langley, Sr. two Irene's home. daughters; Dolores L. Shumate, Linda L. Caulder, and Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of serving one son R.D. Langley, Jr. The Staley Family. She is survived by two daughters; Jean L. Eudy (C.J.), of LIBERTY — Elmer Hosey Stanley, 88, died Sunday, April Star, Thelma H. Langley of Liberty, one sister; Margaret 4, 2010 at Universal Health Care in Ramseur. Wright of Staley, 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchilFuneral Services, 1 p.m., Thursday, Holly's Chapel Pendren, and numerous great-great grandchildren. tecostal Holiness Church, Ramseur. Burial, Gilmore MeThe family will receive friends Friday, March 19 from 6 to morial Park, Julian. 8 p.m. at the funeral home. LIBERTY — Mr. Artis Dawn "Mickey" Teter, 70, passed Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of serving away at his home on Saturday, March 06, 2010. The Langley Family. Mickey was preceded in death by his Aunt Maggie and SNOW CAMP — Mr. Leonard Bradsher "L. B." MooreUncle Roy Thomas. field, 76, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Helen Moore Services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 27, at the Teter. Also surviving are his mother and stepfather, Imo Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington with Rev. Kenny and Mead Dark of Siler City, sister, Sharon D. Perryman Black and Rev. Carlton Wilson officiating. of High Point and brothers, Phil Dark and wife Jane and LIBERTY — Mr. Larry Wade Nance, 63, of Liberty, Mort Dark of Siler City, nieces, Margaret, Heather, Jennipassed away April 6, 2010 at Wesley Long Hospital. fer, Meredith and nephews Danny, Steve, Blair and A celebration of life will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, David, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Sarah and Gene April 8, 2010, at Liberty First United Methodist Church Shoffner, sister-in-law Evelyn Moore all of Liberty. with the Reverend Gene Dean officiating. Mickey served in the U.S. Army in the European Theatre Larry was born June 12, 1946 and remained an active member of the Liberty American in Randolph County to the late Legion Post. As an avid outdoorsman, he held a Lifetime Daniel and Angie Farlow Membership in the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commissions Nance. and the NRA. He was a member of Liberty Friends MeetHe is survived by his wife, ing and a beloved friend to many. His employment was Jane P. Nance; daughters, with Gregson Manufacture as a sample upholster and Angie Vickrey of Greensboro, supervisor for 35 years. and Patricia Redding (Joe) of A service of Remembrance and Celebration of Life is Liberty; son, Gregory W. scheduled for Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the Nance of Raleigh; sisters, Loflin Funeral Home Chapel. Thyra Nance of Liberty, and STALEY — R. Wayne Ward, 84, died Thursday, April 1, Rachel Westmoreland of Sta- 2010. ley; seven grandchildren; and The funeral will be Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 11 a.m. at his beloved dogs, Boo-Boo Zion United Methodist Church, Zion Church Road. Burial and Happy. will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by the The family will receive friends Randolph Honor Guard. from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednes-


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"Know that My Hand is always here waiting patiently for you to embrace It." ...God A Hand Up On Arthritis at Randolph Hospital
Did you know nearly 1 in 5 adults in America suffers from arthritis, or joint inflammation? And half of those with arthritis do not believe anything can be done to help them. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis, but the most common is osteoarthritis, affecting approximately 21 million Americans. While there is no cure for arthritis, several tips and techniques are available for daily living. On Tuesday, April 6th at 6:30 p.m., Randolph Hospital will offer a free, interactive seminar entitled “A Hand Up On Arthritis.” Participants will rotate to different stations to learn from skilled therapists and experience different tools and techniques to make daily tasks more manageable. Rather than just coping with the aches and pains, you can learn valuable information to improve your quality of life. This seminar is one of Randolph Hospital’s community education events offered each month to promote health and wellness. Registration is required and space is limited. To register, please call Randolph Hospital at (336) 633-7788, or register on-line at (Reporters/Editors: For more information, please call Andrew Busam at (336) 633-7709)

Local Resident Commits to Walk 60-Miles in Three Days for the Cause
Boston, Mass – July 23-25, 2010 – Sixty miles, three days, thousands of steps, and months of preparation to make a personal difference in finding the cures. Sherry Mabe Foushee, Liberty, NC resident, has joined thousands of breast cancer supporters in preparing for the 2010 Susan G. Komen Boston 3-Day for the CureTM, presented by Energizer. After months of training and fundraising, participants will walk 60 miles during three days to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and community-based breast health and education programs. “This is my 2nd year participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure,” said Foushee. “Through my participation in this event I know I am making a personal impact on the breast cancer movement. The Komen 3-Day for the Cure is challenging, but the opportunity to have an impact is enormous.” Each walker is supported by coaches and online assistance aiding in all aspects of training and fundraising. Additionally, clinics, meetings, training walks, teams and buddy walkers provide ongoing encouragement. On May 2nd friends and family of Liberty, NC will be doing a small walk (8AM ) "Walk For Sherry" to get her to Boston for THE SUSAN B. KOMEN BREAST CANCER WALK. A short Scenic walk from Freedom Park Liberty is planned. Meet Sherry Mabe Foushee & sign her card as she prepares for the WALK FOR THE CURE. All donations accepted. Everyone is invited!!! This being cordinated by Butch Rietzel. Foushee is so excited and overwhelmed with the amount of responses from friends wanting to help. The Susan G. Komen Boston 3-Day for the Cure starts on Friday morning, July 23at Bosotn and ends with the Closing Ceremony on Sunday afternoon, July 25. Walkers cover about 20 miles a day, traveling at their own pace. Hundreds of volunteer crew members support the walkers through the three-day journey providing meals, refreshments and snack stops, gear transport, hot showers, portable restrooms, safety on the streets and 24-hour medical services. The Komen 3-Day for the Cure is the greatest distance you can go in the fight against breast cancer. More than 1.3 million women will be diagnosed with breast cancer globally each year. To help Foushee reach her goal by making a donation or joining , visit . To learn how to participate or volunteer with the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, visit or call 800-996-3DAY. About the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to make a personal difference in the fight to end breast cancer. Komen 3-Day for the Cure participants raise a minimum of $2,300 and walk an average of 20 miles a day for three consecutive days, educating tens of thousands of people about breast health with every step. Funds raised impact breast cancer research and communitybased breast health and education programs. The 3-Day for the Cure is presented by Energizer. The national series sponsors are Bank of America and New Balance. Please visit or call 800-9963DAY for more information. The 2010 Komen 3-Day for the Cure Series includes events in Boston (July 23-25), Cleveland (July 30 – August 1), Chicago (August 6-8), Michigan (August 13-15), Twin Cities (August 20-22), Denver (August 27-29), Seattle (September 24-26), San Francisco Bay Area (October 13), Washington, D.C. (October 8-10), Philadelphia (October 15-17), Atlanta (October 22-24), Tampa Bay (October 29-31), Dallas/Fort Worth (November 5-7), Arizona (November 12-14), San Diego (November 19-21).Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested nearly $1.5 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

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Enter Now! Senior Ms. Randolph County 2010 “A Celebration of Today’s Senior Woman”
Randolph County Senior Adults Association is excited to present the Fourth Annual Senior Ms. Randolph County Pageant under the direction of Zoe Faircloth, again this year. The Senior Ms. Randolph County Pageant is an annual event that honors Randolph County women 60 years of age and older, who have reached “the age of elegance.” The Pageant, produced and presented by the Randolph County Senior Adults Association, is a search for the gracious older woman who best exemplifies the dignity, maturity, and inner beauty of today’s senior woman. The countywide pageant is held in the spring of each year. It is open to all women in Randolph County 60 years of age and older. The Senior Ms. Randolph County Pageant is one of hundreds of pageants that will take place all over the United States, prior to the Ms. Senior America Pageant. Senior Ms. Randolph County is selected from the pageant contestants by a panel of judges. The Ms. Senior America organizers believe, as we do, that seniors are the foundation of America, and one of our most valuable resources. Randolph County Senior Adults Association is a non-profit organization and a member agency of United Way. RCSAA Senior Ms. Randolph County 2009, Loretta provides services and programs to indiLinebarrier, 1ST Runner Up and Ms. Congeniality, viduals, over 60. The Senior Ms. Lucille Parsons, and 2ND Runner Up, Doris Allred Randolph County Pageant provides the opportunity to spotlight women over 60 and their accomplishments in life, and for our community. Because one in seven seniors in Randolph County live at, or below, the poverty level there is no fee to enter. And because the agency is a non-profit, to help underwrite the cost of the pageant production, RCSAA invites local businesses to share their support for our senior community and contribute to this significant event by sponsoring a contestant. Each Contestant Sponsorship is $200.00. Contestant sashes are worn proudly throughout the pageant, which will boldly display the contestant sponsor’s business name.

‘Health Care Decisions Day’ Event at Hospice of Randolph County April 16
Free education and assistance with Living Will & Health Care Power of Attorney Forms

Friday, April 16 | 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Hospice of Randolph County | 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro NC What happens when a person is unable to speak for himself or herself, due to a medical condition? Who makes the call when that person’s physician needs a decision in real time? Hospice of Randolph County, along with the Randolph County Coalition for End-of-Life Care, wants to help you answer that question. On Friday, April 16, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Hospice of Randolph County and its coalition partners will offer FREE education and assistance to individuals who want to complete a statutory Health Care Power of Attorney form and/or a statutory Living Will form. Educators trained in the use of the statutory forms will be on site, as well as a Notary Public, and the document forms will be provided as well. These documents are legal forms that are broadly categorized as “advance directives,” meaning that they allow an individual to make decisions, in advance, that direct health care providers with regard to treatment decisions. While there are several types of advance directives, the most prevalent are the Living Will and the Health Care Power of Attorney. While North Carolina statutes provide form advance directives that are suitable for many people, we urge other persons with more unique preferences who may need an individuallydesigned advance directive to consult with an attorney. The form documents will be available at this event. A Living Will allows an individual to “tell” health care providers whether or not to use life-prolonging treatments, including mechanical life-support and artificial nutrition/hydration, in any of the following situations: (1) a terminal illness with death to occur relatively soon; (2) permanent unconsciousness; and (3) advanced dementia. A Health Care Power of Attorney allows that same individual to appoint another person – a trusted family member or friend – to make decisions on behalf of the patient. While “Health Care Power of Attorney” is a term that refers to the actual document, the term also applies to the person appointed, who might also be referred to as the “agent” or “proxy.” Both of these documents are designed to ensure that the “principal,” the person making the document, will have his/her personal health care wishes known and respected. Tim Pheagin, a chaplain with Hospice of Randolph County, states that “While making hard choices on behalf of a loved one is never easy, it is significantly easier to live with when you have a clear understanding of what your loved one wanted.” Statistics indicate that most people will approach life’s end through some sort of progressive illness, and about 50% will reach a point where they are unable to speak for themselves. Pheagin adds, “It is important to understand the kinds of decisions our loved ones are likely to have to make for us. Once we understand that, we need to think through our preferences, put them in writing, and make sure our loved ones understand our desires.” The April 16 event is open to the public. Participants are encouraged to call ahead at 336-672-9300 to schedule a time slot. Employee groups and others are welcome to come together with an appointment.


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Pageant Program Booklets with brief contestant introductions, photos, and sponsor information are distributed in celebration of the event. Program Booklet Advertising Spaces are also available to help cover the cost of printing materials. All extra proceeds from this event will be used by Randolph County Senior Adults Association to benefit Randolph County Seniors by maintaining and extending services and programs. The Fourth Annual Senior Ms. Randolph County Pageant will be held 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 22 at the North Asheboro Middle School, located at 1861 North Asheboro School Road in Asheboro. Tickets are $10.00 for general admission and $7.00 for seniors, 60 years or older. Children under 12 years of age are admitted free. Tickets are available at all four Senior Center locations. For more information, please call Donna Dickens at 336-625-3389.

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Local Red Cross Helps With Tornado Victims
Below you will see photos courtesy of Hugh Quinn of American Red Cross that was taken at High Point area after tornadoes touched down on Sunday March 28. The Red Cross is accepting donation to help with the victims. Just think this could have been you. You can reach the Red Cross at the below contact information. Melanie McDonough, MPA Director of Public Support Greensboro Chapter of the American Red Cross 1501 Yanceyville Street Greensboro, NC 27405 (336) 332-6937 (o) (336) 215-0085 (c)

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Calling All Kids Cell Phone Recycling Contest Winner Announced - 761 Phones Collected by 10 Teams
Randolph Telephone announced Liberty Elementary as the Grand Prize Winner for collecting a total of 207 cell phones during the Calling All Kids Cell Phone Recycling Contest. Liberty’s 2nd Grade team will be awarded a $500 educational grant, a pizza party for the entire team, and a Zoo To You Keeper in the Classroom Program during the first week of June. New Market Elementary will receive the 2nd Place prize of $250 for collecting 135 cell phones, and South Asheboro Middle School will be awarded $150 for coming in 3rd by collecting 95 cell phones. Randolph Telephone partnered with the North Carolina Zoo and 107.5 KZL to bring the Calling All Kids Cell Phone Recycling Contest for the first time. “Our ten participating teams were able to collect and recycle 761 phones, 152 batteries, 107 car chargers, 398 AC adapters, and a variety of accessories. Thanks to these dedicated students, teachers, and parents, these items will stay out of our landfills and community water sources,” said Randolph Telephone General Manager, Frankie Cagle. To continue to encourage local residents to recycle their cell phones, Randolph Telephone is waiving the Activation Fee (a $35 value) on any new cell phone plan when you donate a phone in April. Randolph Telephone collects cell phones at their three locations, as well as the two bins located at the North Carolina Zoo, and invites everyone to drop off your old cell phones, chargers, batteries, and accessories any time throughout the year.

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Liberty Southeastern Karate Students Receive More Belts
The Liberty group of the Southeastern Karate that meets downtown Liberty has once again came back from competition to receive more belt upgrades. The following students received the following: Micheal Henley (Y), Johnathon Bray (Y), Lala Lindley (Y), Matt Coble (Y), Carson Whitehead (O), Catlen Bleavon (O), Bryan Osteen (O), Dakota Bleavon (G), Dalta Nunn (G), Roger Bleavons (P), Auston Whitehead (B), Daniel Frances ( R), Logan Rodrigez ( R). As in years past all the students support each other during competiton and also in a final group photo. Once again as in tradition, the special guest is pictured in the back center of the group. Ask one of the students who this returning guest is for all photo opportunities. Southeastern Karate would love to have you in their class. They meet each Monday and Thursday night. You are never too young or old to start. Lets see if you are in the next picture. They meet at 114 W Swannanoa Ave, Downtown Liberty. You can learn more by calling 919-663-3419 18 Merit Badge College went well this past weekend; 8 Scouts attended. They also had a good turn out for the construction of their Camporee signal tower project. The boys are getting better at organizing and working together. As was requested, the parents who attended Merit Badge College held a meeting to address several issues. Jerry Coble, Acting Committee Chair presided. Bogie, Allen, Mike, and Eddie were in attendance. Using this time the group worked on their Troop Committee positions. The Troop has worked with a loosely run committee for some time and see a need to select a new Scout Master and it was decided to firm up titled positions on their Committee. Positions were assigned and agreed to but they still need several committee positions filled. Please consider a more active involvement by volunteering in the Troop Committee. All parents are welcome and the more people involved in the Committee the better their Troop will function. They also discussed crucial upcoming events including summer camp and their golf tournament. The issue of Summer Camp continues to evolve. After taking into consideration many discussions with parents and troop leaders and a review of funds, it was agreed that troop funds would pay for Summer Camp for any and all boys who would like to attend. Please encourage your son(s) to participate the week of July 11-17th at Camp Durant. This will be an excellent opportunity for all of our young men to work on advancements and merit badges. Another parents meeting will be scheduled to discuss any and all items in full. If you have any comments or suggestion or would like to volunteer at any level please contact Eddie Tuck or any other leader or Committee Member. Please continue to support our Troop and Troop Committee.


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Highlights Of March Madness Anniversary Festivities
Well the street was full of hustle and bustle on March 21st this Sunday afternoon. Awesome Finds celebrated their second anniversary with a March Madness sell and a mini street festival. Several adjoining shops joined in for the festivities. You could pick from listing to great music from Tanner’s Revenge, to tie die shirts, to watching a karate demonstration, to sample great free foods or even checking out the great savings that Awesome finds had. We are so excited to see the community not only come out for a great event, but also to support a great locally owned and operated business. Carol and Duane the owners of the store has grown to love the repeat and new customers. Other stores on main street opened their doors to become part of the festivities. If you have not checked out the Awesome Finds you need to make a point to step and see all the great finds.

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Spring has arrived and time to get your yards ready. Do you need a little help around the yard? Or how about a complete makeover? Well no job is too small for Wade Hardin Landscapes offering: -Seeding & Fertilizing -Pruning & Trimming -Irrigation -Property Clean Up -Tree Removal -Bobcat & Dump Truck Work -Pine Needles & Mulch -New Installations (and repairs) -Insect & Disease Control

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Goodness, Gracious, Great Bowls of Fire..... It's the "new" OLD TIME CHILI COOK-OFF
coming to you live on April 17th in Bicentennial Park along with the Cruisin' For Miracles Car Show- Everyone's Invited! Chili Cooking Spaces Available until April 15th! Get info at or email [email protected] for registration & rules. THREE COOKING DIVISONS: * INDIVIDUAL *NON-PROFIT *BUSINESS
$ 500.00 Judges First Prizes– for each division! $200 Second Place Prizes –for each division. $100 Third Place Prizes--for each division People’s Choice Award —$ 300.00 —one prize {Tasters vote!} & NEW Showmanship Prize— $ 300.00 —one prize Decorate, Dress-Up, Sing, & Dance your way to this prize!

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Hotdogs will be served on April 12th 1 Hotdog, Chips, Drink & Cookie $4.00 Windows Outside $1.00 8’ Landscaping logs $1.97 each Pavers $0.20 and up 4 x 4’s $1.50 each or 8 for $10.00 Miracle grow $2.00 per box Furniture 50% Off Glassware & Collectibles 50% Off Used Doors 50% Off

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Advance Tickets on sale for $5.00 @ or 5 for $20 at The Varsity Restaurant & Sports Bar, Community One Bank (North, South, & Downtown) The Courier Tribune Office, Butcher & Seafood, Asheboro Parks & Rec Office... Listen to WKXR for more tickets locations! Or buy a wristband for $5.00@ day of the event. If you would like to provide arts & crafts activities for children at this event, please call Cindy Wilkins @336-430-8372.

Holly Ridge Golf Links Seeking Players for 10th Annual Charity Classic
Holly Ridge Golf Links announced today its plans to host the 10th Annual Holly Ridge Charity Classic. The course, located on Highway 311 between Randleman and Archdale, is recruiting players for the event. The event, founded in memory of John Ridge and Jerry Davis, will be held April 17-18. The entry fee for the tournament is $100 per person, which covers all fees (including green and cart fees).USGA rules will be used for the tournament. The format will be stroke-and-play and flighted after Saturday’s round (April 17).

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April 2010 Health Corner Autism
Autism affects three to six children out of 1000, in the U.S. This disorder is a group of serious developmental problems that show up before the age of three and are usually noticeable at around 18 months. Each child’s symptoms and severity is unique, the only constant thing about it is that it affects the child’s ability to communicate and interact with others. The earlier it is detected, diagnosed and treated the better the life of the child will be. Symptoms: three crucial areas of development Social skills: does not respond to his or her name, poor eye contact, seems not to hear you, even resists cuddling and holding, appears unaware of how other’s feel and prefers to play alone, like in his or her own world Language: late starting to talk, loses acquired words, no eye contact when making a request, unable to start or keep a conversation going, repeats back to you what you said without knowing what they are saying and they may use a singsong or robot-like voice with abnormal tone and rhythm. Behavior: repetitive movements, like rocking, spinning or flapping hands, routine and rituals, upset at minor change in routines or rituals, always on the move, fascinated with parts of toys or objects like wheels, sensitive to light touch and sound and may have a difficult time sharing with other experiences like pointing to pictures when reading. A child’s social development and skills are crucial for the development of language and behavior. The intelligent level can vary from, most children being slow to learn and below normal intelligence, but some have normal to higher than normal intelligence and learn quicker except for communication skills. There is a very small group of children that are known as “autistic savants” and they have above normal (exceptional) skills in art, math or music. Causes: There is no known single cause due to the differences and variation of the development disorder, but the thought is that there are many causes. They can be anything from genetic errors in the genes that are responsible for brain development and communication skills or it can be inherited. Environmental factors like viral infection to air pollutants, problems with the labor and delivery, or immune system. There is no proof that immunizations are a cause. Risk Factors: Sex of the child: boys are 3 to 4 times more likely to have autism than girls Family history: having one child with autism increase risk of having another. Other medicals disorders: Paternal age: If the father is 40 years or older there is a higher risk than if he is younger than 30. You should seek medical advice if you feel your child is not developing normally, but remember that each child is unique and does things on their own time table. The following are few guide lines to talk to your doctor about: No babble or cooing by 12 months No pointing or waving or other gestures by 12 months No single words by age 16 months No two-word phrases by 24 months Loss of previously used words or social skills at any age There is no cure but with diagnosis therapy can help your child function at their best with this disorder. There have been some studies on special diets, you will need to check with a registered dietitian for more information. Also remember to take care of yourself and other family members by: finding a team of trusted professionals, seeking out other families with autistic children for mutual support and learn about this disorder so you can your child and family understand and plan for the future. Story by Lori Ann Cobb RN, FCN 21

Town Easter Egg Hunt Brought Out The Fun
The Liberty Parks And Recreation orchestrated another great annual Town Easter Egg Hunt that was held Freedom Park in Liberty. The day was full of activities. Starting at 10 the little tikes ages one to three hit the little ball field, followed at 10:30 the bigger kids age 4 to 5 and 6 to 8 hit the big ball field and the soccer field. Each group had a huge number of filled eggs to find. Those lucky enough to find those special eggs got the special prizes. Following at 11, the park was transformed to a large array of cool activities from moon walk to face painting and the list goes on. The Parks And Recreation Foundation had the concession stands open for filling of the tummy. As the picture showed this was more than just an egg hunt. It was a time that friends and family could get together and watch the little ones run for those eggs. As you can see in the side pictures, even the youngest ones had a chance to spend time with there best friends. This is just one of the many services the Town Of Liberty Parks and Recreation Department provides to the town. Visit them at the website to learn more about all the fun that can be had. From the numerous athletic programs to nature trail to the great parks. Want to be part, why not check out the Parks and Recreation Foundation. See you in the park.

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Well after several names changes and ownership the Liberty Drive In has came back to life from years gone by. One thing has always played a part in each of these restaurants and 766 S Greensboro St—Liberty that has been a friendly face that has greeted customer. That friendly face has been no FREE other than local , Linda Barker. Linda along with her son Davey Barker and daughter Ph 336-622-3070 Lori Phillips has took the plunge and decided to not let this legend die. They have Wireless Hours: seen what has not worked and what has worked. Taking all that knowledge from the Internet past establishment, they have reborn a legend of years gone by. That is where the Mon to Fri 7am to 8pm name comes back from, Liberty Drive In. The family is extremely excited about being Sat 8am to 8pm Sun 8am to 6pm providing service to the local area. This is another example of a locally owned and operated business, lets support them. They are the only restaurant in the area that has free WIFI (Wireless internet access for your laptop to Iphone), they serve breakfast all day long. They offer flame cooked burgers. Linda stated, “I just enjoy seeing all the customers that are family and friends from all the years living here. But I also enjoy seeing new faces that I can add to Home Made Desserts Such As Carmel Cake and Chocolate Cake my list of friends.” Linda also would like to put the word out on the street for any historical pictures of the old Liberty Drive In. A customer, Karen Cope, has already started taking pictures that has been lent to Linda to make copies of (your original comes right back to you). Locally Owned And Operated These pictures will adorn the walls with the history of Liberty. The whole family would like to thank all the return customers that has came back since they opened back up. Lori added, “We By Linda Barker, Davey Barker have listened and this is what we are offering, affordable prices, great food and great fellowship.” They even had homemade desserts, such as Carmel Cake and Chocolate Cake. Well if and Lori Phillips that is not your sweet tooth, then what about milkshakes to sundaes. Plate lunches are on the works. Why not come here for your meeting. They can even block off a section for your meeting or get together. See you there.


Liberty Drive In Goes Back To Its Original Name and Menu

When you’re here….you’re family!

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Saturday May 1st, 2010 10 a.m.- until
Depot Stage Downtown Gibsonville, NC
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a fun filled day of Fellowship, Local Gospel music and Good food
Local vendors will be onsite, selling hot dogs, cold drinks, baked goods as well as arts and crafts

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Do you love to read? Do you love to talk about what you’ve read? 4th Thursday at 6:30 P.M. Join us to discuss this month’s selection. Light refreshments will be served Apr Jun 22 A Short History of Women 24 Half Broke Horses Kate Walbert Kathryn Stockett Jeanette Walls

At The Well
At the center of the Village is a deep well of lifegiving 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 story of a woman who runs from a life entirely controlled by her husband. Her story of her search of a new life for herself continues… She has her children with her and is now at a Safe House provided by the county Resource Center. She signs to have him served with documents that will remove him from the home so that she may be safe there. She knows that his fury may break through the paper documents. The attack could be a lethal one. More than 1,000 lives of women are taken, in this country, each year by boyfriends and husbands. “I must make legal guardians for my children in the event of my death,” she tells one of the women sharing the safe house. She and her children will stay at the safe house until her home is available to her. In a few short days she has gone from a life of desperation to a life not well understood by family and friends. They are all so full of questions. His family is furious and demanding, along with him. The children squabble. “I am afraid I have waited too long to leave,” she shares more with the women in the safe house, “My son shows signs of the anger and controlling behavior of his father.” It will be hard for this woman to earn the respect of the children. They have seen so much disrespect toward her, from their father. She is handed information so that she may begin to unravel the tangle that is her life. Power and Control: Tactics of Men Who Batter “I don’t feel so alone and ashamed”, she says aloud, “Now I see this is a pattern of behavior and not something wrong with just me!” She begins to read. There are many ways that people use to gain Power and Control in their relationships. It creeps into the relationship almost unnoticed, for a time. It begins with his feeling of ‘rights or entitlements’ in the relationship. The tentacles touch every part of the relationship and the life. The ‘right’ to be in charge and in control of his partner and what she does is central in an abusive relationship. He feels ‘justified’ in establishing and maintaining this position of control by ANY means. He has the ‘right’ to ‘let her do something’ by giving or holding back his permission. He feels that she should ‘treat him as the center of her world’. This belief system of usually men is taught in our culture and reinforced constantly. Become aware of how women and girls are portrayed as objects and possessions in photos and advertising. The control

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Liberty Public Library 239 S. Fayetteville St. Liberty, NC PH 622-4605 Join us for Storytime - Tuesdays at 11:00 AM April Schedule
6 Bunny Hop (Mr. Bunny to visit !) 13 Goodnight Moon 20 More Trees, Please – Celebrating Earth Day 27 Drip, Drop, Raindrop

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often begins with isolation and control of what she does, whom she sees and talks to and where she goes. This may include: Putting down her friends, driving wedges into friendships or kinships. Monitoring phone calls, listening, commenting on conversations and limiting privacy. Making her dependent on him for transportation. Keeping her economically dependent. Strictly defining roles and limiting her to housework and childcare. She read the pamphlet and thought about how common and sad this was for so many women. Then she found A Poem by Laura Sparrowhawke. It read: Hurting woman: One of many Battered, beaten, crying. Full of pain Inflicted by the one she loved. Bruises, inward and outward, Badges of her suffering. Tears spilling over her cheeks Punctuating her struggle For a safe and full life. Leaving the attacks behind, But not the pain she endured… That follows her wherever she goes. Loneliness and fear ever her companions Since the one she loves turned on her. Other men and women Can never understand. Blindly they go by, Not seeing the truth She knows. Once she was blind too. Didn’t feel the pain, Just the shame and guilt. Now the pain is ever at her side No matter where she goes. He still hurts her; His memories do the same. Society’s blind eye Turned towards her And her life of pain. She’s a part of the lost world Where few understand. She suffers his attacks With no one else around. Then she runs free: A new life to be found. But early on she stumbles, And falls to the ground. Her confidence dwindles, Again almost lost, And her pain now isn’t visible But her soul knows its cost. Yet the memories go with her wherever she goes. She fought once to lose them; Was eager to survive without fear and pain. But even then they were there in her life With anxiety and nervousness—too much to tame. Like Laura our friend knows that if she survives, there will be scars for life. But, with hope and luck…there will be life. The women of our community who acted as the Freedom Railroad for our friend will be here for her in the days, months and years to come. We sisters in this pain have all become wiser, with new eyes of awareness toward the violence that our culture encourages. Let us choose not to be blind. Let us all commit to help one another to end this inhuman pain. Want to contact the writer with feedback, suggestions for future stories or questions…. Email [email protected] (Flag Email With AT THE WELL)


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