Liberty Leader Newspaper June 2010

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Vol 6, Issue 6

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6 Years And Going

After All Disappointments In My Life My Dreams Are Coming True
Story By Sydney Connor Bowman Jane` s decision to change Fiddler` s Cove Grill to Hurricane Jane` s began when she went to the beach. Her original plan was to rent a building at the beach and open a restaurant there. She was very indecisive about a name. Then, one day by coincidence, she was walking down the street and spotted a restaurant called Hurricane Jack` s. She began to think to herself, " well, i wonder if I could just change Jack` s to Jane` s ? " and that is where the name of her restaurant was created. But, of course, she had to first go home and confront her family about her new idea. They absolutely adored it. Dreadfully, Jane and her family could not continue there dream of opening a restaurant at the beach because of the unsuitable economy. They were not just going to give up on there dream though. So, their other option was to change Fiddler` s Cove Grill to Hurricane Jane` s. Jane had to comprehend many things before just opening this new restaurant. She wanted Hurricane Jane` s to be more successful than her previous restaurant. She is not saying that Fiddler` s Cove Grill was unsuccessful, it just had its flaws as does every restaurant. She knew that already running a restaurant with flaws, she could improve her second restaurant by avoiding the mistakes she had made before. The first change she wanted was to change the overall atmosphere. She does not want there to be as much alcohol. Yes, she is going to still serve alcohol, but she doesn't want people getting as "overboard" as they had before. She wants young children and older adults to feel comfortable. Now, for the physical changes of the restaurant. She wants her restaurant to have a beach theme. Edi Smith,( the owner of Masten` s Music and Art Store, located at down-

At The Well Page 4 Learn About Freedom Family Church Page 5-6 Liberty Town Council Meeting Minutes Page 9

ERHS Wins State Title Page 10 Royal Harmonizer 50 Years And Going Page 11 Liberty ES At Relay For Life Page 13

MUD PIT Volleyball Page 15 Thoughts On New Downtown Park Page 18 Liberty Drive In Ribbon Cutting Page 22 Third Thursday Page 23 Life To Downtown Liberty Page 24 Church Story Part 2 Page 25

town Liberty ),is doing the painting for the exterior of Hurricane Jane` s, and for the interior, Megan Clapp. Also, accompanying Idi and Megan are two boys that attend Eastern Randolph High School. They are doing a palm tree graffiti on one of the side walls outside. Another big feature added was a miniature waterfall located outside. American Aquascapes in Burlington added this for them. Not, necessarily a major feature added but an interesting one is the big flower pots added to the front of the building. Now, you are probably asking yourself, " how is that interesting ?" well, they actually are not flower pots at all. They are sewage pipes that she got and her husband fixed them to look like lower pots. It is becoming difficult for her to get them though because after the town heard what she did with them, they now want them. Probably the biggest change of all takes place in the game room. This change was hard for Jane and it is disappointing for some costumers, but she is happy that she has decided to do this. She is taking out the pool tables and she is making the game room to a shag room. This room will be for all ages. She is going to hire someone to give lessons and she hopes it will be an overall success. Unfortunately, no alcohol is going to be allowed back there. This restaurant has been an overall turning point in her life. Over the past two years, she has faced many troubling situations. She has even faced death. For a moment in her life she lost her belief in people having true friends. Her opening this restaurant has made her realize that no matter how bad things might seem things can, and will change for the best. Throughout her experience with opening this restaurant she has realized true friends are out there. But, dont just take my word for this, go find out for yourself and i hope that you enjoy the change as much as I.

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Being the best is far from easy
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont Council has awarded 381 girls with the highest achievement a Girl Scout Cadette can earn- the Girl Scout Silver Award. The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest earned award for Girl Scouts grades 6-8, the second highest in Girl Scouting. It represents a girl's accomplishments in Girl Scouting and her community as she grows and works to improve her life and the lives of others. The Silver Award requirements encourage a Girl Scout to build her skills, explore career possibilities, increase leadership skills and make a commitment for selfimprovement. Each girl must dedicate a minimum of 40 hours to planning and implementing her project, which must benefit the community and have long lasting impact. “Each girl has made a significant contribution to their community,” stated Gayle Rose, vice president of membership/ adult learning/program and property. “The Girl Scout Silver Award project is more than a good service project — it encompasses organizational, leadership and networking skills; and requires 40 hours of service, plus planning and requisite completion time.” Through hard work and determination, this year’s recipients were able to donate a minimum of 15,240 hours of service within their communities throughout western and central North Carolina.

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Lights, camera, action! You may have (A Place Where Friends Gather To Eat) noticed a flurry of activity in downtown Asheboro recently that included a Welcomes You To WFMY 2 camera and production crew Discover the Plan, Purpose and Destiny and popular TV personality MayCay Beeler. An advertising partnership beSeniors Receive Free God Has For Your Ife tween the City of Asheboro and Heart of Drink With Meal North Carolina Visitors Bureau will culminate on Monday, June 7, 2010 with the Kids Menu airing of the 2010 Summer Fun Guide Pastor James English Jr. program featuring Asheboro as a destina(Graduate of World Harvest Bible College, ordained & tion for travelers. The program airs annulicensed by Pastor Rod Parsley) ally as a kick-off to the summer travel season with a focus on destinations that The Liberty Showcase are family-friendly and affordable. 101 Fayetteville St, Liberty, NC 27298 Office 336-622-6810 Hosted by Beeler, the 2010 Summer Fun Guide will include segments on Asheboro’s downtown shopping and dining, summer concerts, and what it’s like to cruise down Sunset Avenue during “Strider’s Cruising’ Asheboro,” events held monthly throughout the summer. Additional highlights will include side trips to attractions such as the North Carolina Zoo, American Classic Motorcycle Museum, North Carolina Aviation Museum, Lake Lucas, and Richland Creek Zip Line. The 2010 Summer Fun Guide will air in primetime on Monday, June 7 th at 7 PM, and will be repeated on Saturday, June 12th at 12 and 7 PM only on WFMY News 2. For more information on the Summer Fun Guide program. The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for Randolph County Tourism Development Authority, representing Archdale, Asheboro, Franklinville, Liberty, Ramseur, Randleman, Seagrove, Staley, and Trinity; and operates solely on occupancy taxes generated by overnight guests in Randolph County. For additional information, call (336) 626-0364 or go to HeartofNorthCaro-

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Randolph County area organizations are sponsoring a town hall style meeting to discuss how the healthcare reform bill will impact our community. Len Nichols, PhD, former director of New America Foundation’s Health Policy Program and director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University will be the feature speaker. His discussion will address how our current system is performing, what changes are needed, and how we can make reform work for us. This meeting is open to the public and will take place in the Asheboro High School Performing Arts Center on Monday, June 14 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Following Dr. Nichols’ remarks, there will be a panel discussion with community leaders followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

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

Stop By And See Us!!!
Freedom Students (Ages 12-19) Starting Sunday June 13 Our teenagers need a kick off for a busy summer. Each Sunday night from 6pm to 8pm Freedom Family Church will be hosting JAM (Jesus And Me). There will be food, fun and focus. There will be exciting outing, great learning and awesome fun. Call Ben Suggs to learn more at 919-548-0350 Calling All Dads!!! June 20th –Sunday Service Father’s Day Celebration This is your day.... We will have a special gift for every dad and a drawing for THREE awesome gift certificates. Invite your dad to be here so we can love on him. See you there DAD!!!

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June 26th Children’s bowling Calling all kids and their families...we are haeding our to Asheboro to “bowl for Jesus”. We will at the church at 10am and be back before lunch. The cost is $5...bring yourself , your children and why not a friend. Contact David Blackmon at 919356-8665 for info


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

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So What Is This Freedom Family Church
I asked this questions to Pastor Randy Hand and this is his reply. “Hi... I'm glad YOU'VE chosen to learn more about Freedom Family. In the next few paragraph's you'll get to see the HEART of our church. I'm often asked, "WHY ANOTHER CHURCH?" or more specifically "WHY ANOTHER CHURCH IN THE LIBERTY AREA?... we already have like 50!" Well, if you've seen our logo around, it includes our motto: "A Church for the REST of us". That begins to explain why we've started another church. You see, I've found that 60% of people aren't welcome in the average church. They don't have the "uniform" (suit, tie, dress and "christian hair"), they don't know the "lingo" (What in the wild world of sports does "righteousness" mean anyway?), and can't understand the music (Just what is an "Ebenezer" and why should I raise it?)! Well, Freedom Family Church (FFC) is different. We don't care what you wear, we don't speak "Christianese" and our songs are written in language anyone can understand with tunes you might just catch yourself humming all through the week! We have a Coffee Bar to perk you up and a food spread that will keep you from getting hungry during the message. We have Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics that attend as well as School Teachers, Truck Drivers, Government Workers, Bankers and Gas Station Attendants. As you can tell, we're just ordinary folk trying to serve an extraordinary God. Our babies, kids and students are loud & proud and we don't care if they interrupt our meetings. Does this sound like a place you could feel comfortable at? GOOD! Our services are at 8:30 am and 10:30 am and we are located at 510-A N Greensboro St in Liberty (behind the Fidelity Bank and beside Liberty Drug). If you have ANY questions, feel free to call me at (336) 260-4516 or you can email me personally at [email protected]. Hope to see you soon.” Freedom Family Church is located at 510A North Greensboro Street in Liberty. The building is located beside Liberty Drug and near Fidelity Bank. They offer two services at 8:30am and 10:30am. They have great opportunities for the entire family from nursery, to kids, to students, to ladies, to men and the whole family. Stop in and give them a visit. See what all the excitement is about. You will truly see what God is doing in Liberty at this great church.

A Father's Day Devotional
A seminary professor was vacationing with his wife in Gatlinburg, TN. One morning, they were eating breakfast at little restaurant, hoping to enjoy a quiet, family meal. While they were waiting for their food, they noticed a distinguished looking, white-haired man moving from table to table, visiting with the guests. The professor leaned over and whispered to his wife, "I hope he doesn't come over here." But sure enough, the man did come over to their table. "Where are you folks from?" he asked in a friendly voice. "Oklahoma," they answered. "Great to have you here in Tennessee." the stranger said. "What do you do for a living?" "I teach at a seminary," he replied. "Oh, so you teach preachers how to preach, do you? Well, I've got a really great story for you." And with that, the gentleman pulled up a chair and sat down at the table with the couple. The professor groaned and thought to himself, "Great... Just what I need... another preacher story!" The man started, "See that mountain over there? (pointing out the restaurant window). Not far from the base of that mountain, there was a boy born to an unwed mother. He had a hard time growing up, because every place he went, he was always asked the same question, 'Hey boy, Who's your daddy?' Whether he was at school, in the grocery store or drug store, people would ask the same question, 'Who's your daddy?' He would hide at recess and lunchtime from other students. He would avoid going in to stores because that question hurt him so bad. When he was about 12 years old, a new preacher came to his church. He would always go in late and slip out early to avoid hearing the question, 'Who's your daddy?’ But one day, the new preacher said the benediction so fast he got caught and had to walk out with the crowd. Just about the time he got to the back door, the new preacher, not knowing anything about him, put his hand on his shoulder and asked him, 'Son, who's your daddy?' The whole church got deathly quiet. He could feel every eye in the church looking at him. Now everyone would finally know the answer to the question, 'Who's your daddy'. This new preacher, though, sensed the situation around him and using discernment that only the Holy Spirit could give, said the following to that scared little boy... "'Wait a minute!' he said. 'I know who you are. I see the family resemblance now. You are a child of God.' With that he patted the boy on his shoulder and said, 'Boy, you've got a great inheritance. Go and claim it.' With that, the boy smiled for the first time in a long time and walked out the door a changed person. He was never the same again. Whenever anybody asked him, 'Who's your Daddy?' he'd just tell them, 'I'm a Child of God'." The distinguished gentleman got up from the table and said, "Isn't that a great story?" The professor responded that it really was a great story! As the man turned to leave, he said, "You know if that new preacher hadn't told me that I was one of God's children, I probably never would have amounted to anything!" And he walked away. The seminary professor and his wife were stunned. He called the waitress over and asked her, "Do you know who that man was who just left that was sitting at our table?" The waitress grinned and said, "Of course. Everybody here knows him. That's Ben Hooper. He's the former governor of Tennessee!" Someone in your life today needs a reminder that they're one of God's children!

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May Meeting Updates From Small Town Main Street Grant Program
Committee Updates: Promotions: Kevin Bowman reported that Edi Masten and Sandra Woolsey two new downtown business owners have a passion for doing promotions and have created a tagline “Life to Downtown Liberty” that the committee has embraced and are using it to promote downtown. Kevin is working with the local Rotary Club to apply for a $15,000 grant opportunity that would go toward the proposed Downtown corner lot park site. Design Chair Phillip Wright shared that he had some conceptual renderings of the Downtown corner lot as a park and invited the committee to take a look at them following the Marketplace report. Economic Restructuring – Town Manager Roger Davis reported that he does have the Façade Incentive and the Capital Improvement Grant programs included in the 2010-2011 fiscal year budget in the amount of $10,000. These will be matching 50/50 grants of up to $1000 per match. NEW BUSINESS: The STMS staff presented the Marketplace Report. The presentation took about an hour and a half. The full report is located on the Town of Liberty’s website. The Marketplace Report included: Observations about the Marketplace Environment, Consumer Observations, Retail Observations, Retail Leakage and Retail Space Availability, Successful Business Mix information, Office & Residential Observations and Recommendations for all of these items. Also, Downtown’s Physical Environment, Financial Environment and the STMS Organization were addressed followed by specific recommendations and action steps. Again, this study can be found by going to The meeting was adjourned at 7 p.m. Help Support Liberty During The next meeting is June 8, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. Liberty Town hall 6 Executive Committee meets at 5:00 p.m. Grant Process—Come See What Happening

Local girls receive girl Scout GOLD Award
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont Council has awarded 153 girls with the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn- the Girl Scout Gold Award. The following Randolph County Girl Scouts have earned the Gold Award. Jessica Harris, Troop 40037, designed, implemented and created a clothes storage area for Balfour Elementary School. This school was the only one in the Asheboro school district that did not have an organized way to store clothing for elementary-aged students. With the help of several organizations, she was able to collect all kinds of clothing. She then washed, dried and folded the clothes and made the storage area ready for children to use in case of an emergency. Maria Richardson, Troop 40878, planned and directed the vacation bible school at Flag Springs United Methodist Church of Asheboro. Richardson had to create her program based on the theme of sports that she chose. She logged nearly 100 hours in planning, arranging, creating and involving others in the project. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest earned award for Girl Scouts grades 9-12. The Girl Scout Gold Award follows in the footsteps of the Golden Eaglet, First Class and Curved Bar awards – previously the highest awards in Girl Scouting. It is a reflection of the dedication and determination of each recipient. After the minimum requirements are completed, the Gold Award project is the culmination of a girl's demonstration of self-discipline, leadership ability, time management, creativity, initiative and a significant mastery of skills. Each girl must dedicate a minimum of 65 hours to planning and implementing her project, which must benefit the community and have long lasting impact. “It is quite an accomplishment to be one of 150 girls in western and central North Carolina who earn this distinguished award,” said Gayle Rose, vice president of membership/adult learning/program and property. “These girls have pursued a personal passion and are leaving a Girl Scout legacy that meets a need within their community. They have also gained valuable leadership skills that will last them a lifetime.” Many colleges look at the Girl Scout Gold Award as an important criterion for college admission, financial assistance and scholarships. Through hard work and determination, this year’s recipients were able to donate a minimum of 9,945 hours of service within their communities throughout western and central North Carolina.

Randolph Hospital Community Health Foundation Changes Grant Cycle and Giving Focus Areas

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The Randolph Hospital Community Health Foundation recently announced it will not be issuing 2011 grant applications until later this Fall due to a decision by the Board of Directors to revaluate the grant distribution cycle as well as identify a more specific area of focus for grant applications. Traditionally, the Randolph Hospital Community Health Foundation considers grant applications from community organizations whose programs share the Where Personal following health and wellness goals, with particular emphasis on promoAttention Is Our Focus tion of good health, health education, disease and injury prevention as well as opportunities for improved access to health service for those who are underserved. In past years grant applications were issued in early spring with a formal announcement made in November. “The decision to change our grant cycle and to narrow our grant focus on specific Randolph Telephone Awarded issues came as an action item from our strategic plan session.” notes April Thornton, Director of Public Rela9 Students with Scholarships tions and Development. “We recognized that after 15 Randolph Telephone selected 9 local high school years of existence and the state of the current economy, seniors to receive $6000 in College Scholarships. we needed to review how we distributed our grant dollars Randolph Telephone’s Scholarship Program was and how we can narrow our focus to make those funds established for the benefit of it’s members families the most effective for community organizations.” While as a means of encouraging young people in their the Board has not finalized the key focus areas and time- pursuit of learning and their efforts to improve the line, all past and current grant recipients will be notified lives of regarding the most recent changes in a personal letter. In themselves, their families, and addition, an announcement will be posted on the Foundatheir communities. tions website. The Board expects to make a final decision regarding the key focus areas and grant cycle timeline at the September board meeting with a formal announcement going out later that month. “We know this change will have an impact on many community organizations who have relied on us for grant funding, and while we Your Favorite Garden Tip: don't discount that, we believe if we focus on specific Do not throw away your old umbrella, instead reareas instead of one broad area we will be able to make a cycle it as a scarecrow in your garden. Tie alumigreater impact within our community,” states Thornton. num cans to the spokes of the umbrella and put in The Randolph Hospital Community Health Foundation the garden. After the season fold up and store in provides a focused, tax-deductible route for individuals the building for next. Idea from Elsie Hicks. and corporations to give to our community's health needs. Founded in 1995, the Randolph Community Health Foundation uses these contributions to improve health and wellness for the people of Randolph County by offering grants to Randolph “DEPENDABLE” Hospital and other community HOME MAINTENANCE organizations. Contributions to the Foundation have been a Over 30 Years Experience valuable part of the Founda336-362-4158 tion’s ability to award over half Bud Sneed—Owner a million dollars in grants over Licensed * Insured* Bonded the last 13 years. To learn more about the Randolph Hospital Community Health Foundation and check out the new interacHome Owners Or Turn Key Properties tive website, please visit Carpentry Lock Installation /Repair Plumbing Small Electrical Repair Screen & Windows Pressure Washing and click on the Foundation link at the Property Cleanup Installation & Repair Yard Maintenance top of the homepage. Painting (Exterior/Interior) Vinyl Siding Repair Drywall Repair

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At The Well
At the center of the Village is a deep well of life-giving water where the townspeople meet. As they draw water their voices blend in the culture, society and wisdom that they share. Each month meet here at the well to hear those voices. Graduation is one of the few ritual ‘rite of passage’ ceremonies left in our culture. It marks a line in the sand from what you are today to pave the way or to ‘commence’ toward the next part of your life. From unlearned to learned, the fruits of our labor manifest as we step off the stage with diploma in hand. In our family, a tradition began almost without notice. When I graduated, my grandmother, Granna, pressed my graduation gown. I sat on a pillow on the floor and watched as she shifted and moved the wrinkled fabric, creating smooth, even folds. As she ironed, she spoke, smoothing the wrinkled fears of my future. I loved that time. She had ironed my mother’s gown as well, unknowingly beginning the tradition. This year she irons my daughter’s gown. As I silently enter the room, I am unnoticed. So intent and focused is the group in this room. It seems that my daughter has brought along two graduating friends who also need gowns pressed. The wrinkled fabric shifts and glides as Grandmother speaks. Her movements are identical to times past, though her body more bent, and her hair more silver. But her words carry that same weight, certainty and intensity. The young ones sit on pillows, the cycle of tradition, of renewal, repeating before my eyes. Granna’s words are spoken from wisdom and experience. She knows that life teaches us using every moment. Her experiences constantly deepen her and the ‘gown pressing’ talks are never the same…”yes, you have been learning and building knowledge in your minds” she was in mid-sentence when I entered, “but have you sat still and truly examined your mind?”, she asks no one. Ninetynine percent of your thoughts are totally repetitive and the mind pretends that they’re really SERIOUS this time. You have reached graduation by studying, learning, memorizing and regurgitating information. Now you know what everybody else knows. Now you can be what everybody else will be OR!!, she blurts out loudly, causing everybody to jump, “you can be different, you can be yourself and live your life’s purpose!” Everybody waited. “Be present, be still, be in every moment of your life. Become alive. The past is NOT you. That is your story. We have some terrible stories, some of us. We tell them, we re-live them, we repeat them over and over again. The mind-chatter repeating what we have done or not done or what was done to us…remember that 99% of your thoughts are repetitive? How can we live now if we’re busy identifying with and being who ‘our story’ paints us (over and over) to be? You are not your story. The future is built with bricks of each present moment. Pull your attention to exactly where you are. Look at it. Hear it. Be present with your senses.

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Don’t THINK a feeling. Get out of your head. Begin to feel and notice spaces between words. Know stillness. Thought cannot notice stillness-thought is noise. Being like others is following the stream of mind chatter to a fate and destiny of living a used story of the past, with mediocrity. When the mental noise becomes uncomfortable, we turn on outer noise around us, to cover it up. Turn everything off and be still! Sense longer and longer spaces of comfortable silence.” She stopped speaking for a moment. My mind waited for her next word. Then I noticed my mind having a sort of argument WITH ME in my head. It was explaining how ‘no, there’s no chatter in my head and besides I don’t turn on the TV and radio for noise, I only want it for the news!’ Oh my gosh, I realized, my mind is chattering and being exactly like she had said. No silence, no stillness, but noisy and chattery thoughts. The gowns were pressed and freshly hanging. The graduates stood. Receiving their gowns, a smile and a hug they walked away toward a future that would be more alive and more present with a useful tool to make it happen. These young ones would not be like everyone else, and neither would I, I decided. If Granna could continue to learn and live life in each present moment with fresh realizations to share with new generations; then so could I. Be still and know… Want to comment on this story...or have an idea for at the well? Drop us a line at [email protected]

Can you guess where we are talking about?
A New Section In The Liberty Leader. Each issue we will learn about some locations in our fine state. Our kids should not be the only ones learning at school, we are never to old to keep learning.

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

Corn Chowder 3 medium potatoes 4 cups milk 1/4 cup butter

1-1/2 cooked or canned corn 1 cup water 2 teaspoon chopped chives

1 onion salt & pepper

Peel potatoes and dice, grate onions, add water and butter, simmer until potatoes are tender. Add corn and milk, simmer for 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve piping hot and garnish with chives. Serves 4 to 6 people. 4

Located on the Eastern Continental Divide in Northwestern North Carolina is Sparta, a town of 1,800 people. Sparta was named after the Greek City-State of the same name. Originally settled by small farmers who came to town on Saturdays to purchase goods from general stores, Sparta is now home to industry, including Dr. Grabow pipes. Perhaps its most famous citizen was Robert Doughton who served in Congress from 1910 to 1953, was chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee for 20 years and helped found the Social Security System and championed the Blue Ridge Parkway. Sparta residents are now excited about the new 10,000 piece teapot collection donated by the Kamm family and the new museum they hope will attract visitors to their beautiful mountain home. Sparta is this months Carolina Community. With Stone Mountain and New River state parks and the Blue Ridge Parkway, nature created Sparta, North Carolina, and Alleghany County's central tourist attraction — the great outdoors. As North Carolina's easternmost mountain county, our slice of the Blue Ridge forms the mountain backyard to the Triad and Piedmont communities and is easily reached via US 421, I-40 and I-77. Even during the hottest days of summer, mountain breezes offer a cool respite. And our fall colors are hard to match. Plan to come up the mountain for a visit to Alleghany County and Sparta, North Carolina. Our Welcome Mat is always out.

Birthday Parties at Millstone Creek Orchards
What better way to celebrate a special birthday than at the orchard? Bring your party to Millstone Creek Orchards for a unique celebration. Your guests will enjoy a hayride, picking the fresh fruit in season and experiencing all that having your party in the orchard can offer.

Reserved Picnic Tables Access to Nature Trails & Tire Swings Tractor-driven Hayride through the Orchard Fruit Picking (based on availability) Special Gift for Birthday Child Apple Bobbing Roast Your Own Hot Dogs Roast Your Own Marshmallows & S'mores Apple Pinata Interactive Cider Pressing Demonstration For more information check out our website at Millstone Creek Orchards or to schedule you special occasion call 336-824-5263 For older kids and adult birthdays, consider our Evening Bonfire Hayride Party. Always a screamin' good time. FREE CAKE / CUPCAKES FOR IMMEDIATE BOOKING!!! BOOK YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY BY JUNE 16, 2010 AND RECEIVE A DECORATED CAKE OR CUPCAKES (for up to 15 people) FREE!!!

FOR RENT In Downtown Liberty At Earth Visions Call 622-1844 Must see these two historic buildings. One year lease at $375.00 a month York Martin Road, Liberty Charlie's Soap 80 Wash Loads 122 W.Swannanoa Ave. Liberty, NC 27298 Powder is Only $9.99. Call 336-622-2442

FOR SALE Charlie's Soap


The best for less.

Stanley Home Products / Fuller Brush Locally Sold Contact Judy Butler Ph 622-2671

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


Is your child ready for school

For Rent Or For Sale 3 Bedroom House , Newly ReFOR SALE– modeled, Fully Furnished, Air PONTOON Conditioned, Large Deck, Private BOAT Setting Sets on 24ft with 100 CountryLocated ,In Staley3 Acres. HP 1995 MonReduced—$79,900 Or arc—Sun Spa Rent $600 A Month 240 w/ bathroom Call Doug At 669-4075 Call 622-5094

Liberty’s Parents As Teachers program is a FREE program for children ages 0-4 that will help you prepare your child for school! The Program includes the following and much more:  Classes in your home by a traveling teacher from Liberty School  Activities to help prepare your child for school  Connection to Liberty School and other resources We now have a few available spaces for this school readiness program! To apply for the program, please contact Jennifer Beasley at (336) 6228282 at the Liberty Early Childhood Center at Liberty School.

Sealed Bid Opportunity The Town of Liberty Public Works is offering for sale by “Sealed Bid”, a 1991 Ford Ranger Pickup Truck. 4 Cyl. With Automatic Trans. Currently in service and used every day. Approximately 145,000 miles. Sold “As Is”, Where Is” by sealed bid to Town Hall at 239 S. Fayetteville Street, Liberty. Bids must be in No Later Than Monday June 14th at 5:00 PM. With bid opening at Town Hall Tuesday June 15th at 11:00 AM. Vehicle may be inspected at Public Works Shop located at 218 W. Raleigh Ave. in Liberty. Actual delivery to successful bidder pending arrival of replacement vehicle anticipated delivery in June.

Grass Carp to control vegetation, 4 to 6”, Channel catfish, beautiful Koi and Goldfish Call 336-498-5417


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PO Box 913 Liberty, NC 27298

Support For Liberty

This is an outreach center for the whole community of Liberty and surrounding area.
Contact Pastor James English Jr to Learn More At 336-622-6810

Sabrah Barber Hardin, Broker/Owner Hardin LLC Commercial and Residential Rental Properties and Sales - Serving Alamance, Davidson, Guilford, Lee, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham and Stokes Counties Building Lots and Mini-Storage 329 W. Bowman Avenue Liberty, NC 27298 (336) 622-1250 Office (ext. 203) (336) 622-5443 Fax

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

Never disappointed
Every day I call to you, my God, but, you do not answer. Every night you hear my voice, but I find no relief. Yet you are holy. The praises of Israel surround your throne. Our ancestors trusted in you, and you rescued them. You heard their cries for help and saved them. They put their trust in you and were never disappointed.
Psalm 22:2-5 NLT

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!

The fugitive translator
William Tyndale was born about 1494 and educated first at Oxford, where he was ordained into the priesthood, then at Cambridge, where he joined the Reformation. He became convinced that England would never be evangelized using Latin Bibles. Tyndale's efforts to get permission to translate the Bible into English were unsuccessful, so he left England. His first English New Testament was printed in Germany in 1525. As Tyndale's English Bibles were smuggled into England, the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of London began attacking him fiercely. On June 18, 1528 Thomas Wolsey, the English cardinal, ordered Tyndale's arrest and extradition to England. It took seven years to track him down, then spent eighteen months in a cold castle dungeon. Tyndale, in his early forties, was found guilty and condemned to death as a heretic. Referring to the king's opposition to his English Bible, Tyndale said, "Lord, open the king of England's eyes." The year that Tyndale died, there were two English Bibles containing his translation of the New Testament. When presented to Henry VIII, the king, not realizing it contained Tyndale's work, proclaimed, "In God's name let it go abroad among the people." Tyndale's Bible translations were his lasting legacy. They were so well done that they made up 90 percent of the wording of the King James Version published nearly one hundred years later.

Smithwood United Church Of Christ
6809 Kimesville Rd—Liberty Pastor Paul Picker Ph 622-2755 Sunday School 10am Worship 11am
Pleasant Hill Christian Church 1712 Pleasant Hill Liberty Rd Liberty, NC 27298

“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

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

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

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

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

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

Any Sunday Morning 8:30 to 10:30 At FFC Coffee Bar Located At American Legion 510 N Greensboro St, Liberty Call 336-260-4516

2262 Pleasant Hill-Liberty Rd.

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

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."

Brian Harrington - Pastor Phone 336-622-4482

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

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] 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-

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

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

Come Visit With Us!!!
19th Inspirational Gospel Choir Reunion Concert @ 6:30 pm 27th Annual Men’s day program 3:00 pm

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

What: Vacation Bible School - Boomerang Express When: June 14 - 18 from 6:30 - 8:30 Registration at 6:15 Where: McConnell Road Baptist Church 3911 McConnell Road Greensboro, NC 27406 Who: Ages 3 - 100 I can be reached at 333-3585 or 549-5079.

Bible Study Club Every Wednesday Morning 9:30-10:00 am At the Reitzel Senior Center

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

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



DRAFT of Minutes of the Work Session of The Liberty Town Council
Held on May 17, 2010 at 7:30 pm (Not officially adopted by Council) To Order :The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:30pm. Resolution Fixing Public Hearing of Annexation :The Town has received a petition requesting voluntary annexation of contiguous property on Murphy St. In accordance with G.S. 160A-31 the Town Clerk presented the Certificate of Sufficiency. Council needs to pass a resolution fixing the date for a Public Hearing on the annexation of PIN #8726549358 & PIN #8726641306. Resolution to conduct business with Council Member Caviness :General Statute 14-234 requires a resolution authorizing the Town to conduct business with Council Members. This resolution would authorize the Town of Liberty to continue doing business with TL Construction owned by Terry Caviness. Budget Amendment :Investors interested in the property beside the Fire Department paid five thousand seven hundred dollars ($5,700.00) deposit to be placed in escrow. After extensive research, they withdraw from the offer stating economic reasons. As a result, the Town is able to keep the funds placed in escrow which needs to be accounted for by a budget amendment. Town Manager, Roger Davis, is requesting we place the money into Capital Reserve and use for Downtown or Small Town Main Street improvements. Either way, the money would be held in reserve until a later date. FY 10-11 Budget Briefing :Town Manager, Roger Davis presented the proposed budget briefing and provided Council with their draft budget workbooks and the budget message. He stated that the proposed budget is an increase of 1.19% from last year and it does not include a tax increase. The Budget is proposing a 1.5% merit increase for employees as well as a two dollar ($2.00) garbage can increase per month. If no further workshops are required Council will be asked to give approval to schedule a public hearing on the budget for Monday June 28, 2010. (Copy of Budget Briefing attached with minutes.) Town Manager’s Report :The Town applied for two (2) grants and received the Water Sewer Capacity Study but the Town was turned down on the Manhole Rehab grant. We can reapply at a later date for this grant. On Tuesday, May 11, 2010 the Small Town Main Street presented the Liberty Market Study. The presentation went into detail as to how many businesses are located within a one mile radius of downtown and how many are within a five (5) mile radius of downtown. The study will be on placed on the Town Webpage. Council Comments :Council Member Caviness read an article in the Courier Tribune discussing the issue of Internet Business Privilege License. According to the article, neighboring communities are placing a much higher price on the Privilege License for this type of business and is asking the Town Manager to look into Liberty’s current price vs. other municipalities. Adjourn :There being no further business to discuss, Council Member Terry Caviness made a motion to adjourn. Council Member Tyson Nixon seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

DRAFT of Minutes of the The Liberty Town Council
Held on May 24, 2010 at 7:30 pm (Not officially adopted by Council) To Order :The Mayor called the meeting to order at the appointed and Council Member Pike Johnson gave the invocation followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Council Member Shane Isley. Minutes :Council Member Pike Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes of the April meeting. Council Member Shane Isley seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Resolution Fixing Public Hearing of Annexation :Council Member Terry Caviness made a motion to hold a Public Hearing on June 28, 2010 at 7:30pm to consider approving the voluntary annexation of property identified as Parcel No. 8726549358 & Parcel No. 8726641306. Council Member James Lee Humble seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Resolution to conduct business with Council Member Caviness : Council Member Terry Caviness abstained from discussions and voting of this item on the agenda. Council Member Pike Johnson made a motion to approve and authorize the Town to conduct business with Council Member Terry Caviness in accordance with G.S. 14-234. Council Member Tyson Nixon seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Budget Amendment :Council Member James Lee Humble made a motion to approve the Budget Amendment for money held in escrow from CVS offer. This would place the unexpected funds in Capital Reserve to be used at a later date for Downtown Redevelopment or Small Town Main Street improvements. Council Member Shane Isley seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Resolution of Appreciation – Colonel Guy Troy Mayor Jim S. Parker presented Colonel Guy Troy with a Resolution of Appreciation for his work as Chairman of the Patterson Cottage Committee. Colonel Troy is responsible for overseeing the Heritage Wall project which is at the Liberty Library. FY 10-11 Budget Briefing :The public hearing on the budget is scheduled for Monday June 28, 2010. Since Council had no questions or concerns the budget is scheduled for approval after the public hearing. (Copy of Budget Briefing attached with minutes.) Town Manager’s Report :The banners and posters for the July 10th Celebration are being placed around the town. The festival is coming together and currently twelve (12) vendors have committed. Citizen Comments :Mr. Joe Hornaday commended the Town Council for placing microphones and speakers in the Chamber room. The ability to hear in the audience is much better than in years past. Council Comments :In regards to Dr. Karam’s request for the Town to enter into an agreement to lease his pool, Council Member Caviness strongly recommends against the Town of Liberty entering into a pool agreement with anyone for reasons of liability, lifeguard expense, chemical requirement, overall State regulations, and basically more Town of Liberty operating cost. Mayor Comments :Mayor Parker recognized Cole Hammond, a boy scout with Troop 502. He is here tonight to earn a merit badge and he is working toward earning his Eagle badge. Mr. Hammond has cleaned up the Staley ball field as his Eagle project and he would like to thank the town for the support of the scouts. Adjourn :There being no further business to discuss, Council Member Shane Isley made a motion to adjourn. Council Member Pike Johnson seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Make Sure To Have Your Voice Heard Attend The Monthly Work Session and//or Council Meeting———Open To The Public
Mark Your Calendars—Paul Shepherd Memorial Blood Drive The Paul Shepherd Memorial Blood Drive is scheduled for Saturday, August 28th. Yes, it is later this year. The goal is 140 units which is more than in previous years, but we can do it. Remember the number of units collected last year was l58,thanks to everyone. Don't stop donating elsewhere but for your information anyone doing the DRC (Double Red Cell) donation will be eligible to donate 8-28-2010 if you donate before May 8th. For WB(whole blood) donors you will be eligible to donate 8-28-2010 if you donate before July 3rd. I hope this information is helpful or call me 336-6859592 or email me @ [email protected] . ----Blood Drive. Helen Shepherd

HABITAT UPDATE Liberty Home #3
Work is deliberate and plodding on the third Habitat home in Liberty. Currently, there are two Habitat homes under construction in the city of Asheboro, causing the recourses and manpower to be spread among the three worksites. Most work on the Liberty site is accomplished by the V0-Tec students from Eastern Randolph high school and entails about twenty students working two hour stints, three days per week. Additionally a small six person work crew of volunteers and Habitat supervisors work on the second and fourth Wednesdays. The roofing has been completed and now work is progressing on the hardie board siding installation. Earlier, Mr. Ander Walker of Walker Commercial/Residential Plumbing did all rough in plumbing and installed the sewer and water lines to the Liberty home at a significant discount. Additionally, Mr. Walker has corrected some plumbing issues at one of the Asheboro homes under construction. Habitat thanks Mr. Walker for his excellent work on these projects. An anonymous donor has paid for the Wednesday Habitat crew to enjoy a sit down lunches at Hurricane Jane’s (formerly Fiddler’s cove), but the Langley Sisters (Linda McManus, Hilda McMasters, and Marie Meacham) provided a wonderful lunch on May 26 at the job site. The Wednesday work crew would welcome any group or individual to furnish lunch at any convenient time for the donor. The balance of the work is in 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 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.


The Royal Harmonizers
The Royal Harmonizers is pleased to announce their 50th year of singing God’s praises and invite you to be a part of it. To commemorate our anniversary celebration, a souvenir book of our journey is being published. We encourage you to place an ad for your business, church, choir or quartet; you may also do Well Wishes and Memorials. The costs of the ads are: Full page ads are$100.00 and Half page ads are: $50.00. Deadline for submitting ads: July 15, 2010. For more information call or contact Randy Shoffner at (336) 622-2585 or email the group at [email protected] “A Royal Event” The Royal Harmonizers will host their 50th Pre-Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Miracle Garden Event Center. Special Guests: The Anointed Voices of Salisbury, The Shining Stars of Randleman and many more! Dinner will be served at 6:30. Get your tickets today, only 300 will be sold! Tickets $25.00

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Peach Day Of Summer .... at Millstone Creek Orchard
(Mark Your Calendars) Saturday July 24
Millstone Creek Orchard has a new event on the horizon. This will be their first annual event for the Peach Day Of Summer that will be held at the orchard on Saturday July 24. The event is for families to enjoy the country atmosphere with a strong emphasis to be placed on community health by exercise and healthy eating. No admission charge. There will be fresh fruit and produce. This list includes peaches, grapes, corn, tomatoes, peppers, beans, cucumbers, okra and the list goes on. So what are some of the events you can expect. Well lets list a few. ice cream, kielbasa, corn on the cob, slushies, frozen grapes, bakery items, peach shortcake, just to list a few. There will story time provided by Liberty Public Library. Great variety of life music on stage for all the ears to be filled with. Free samples of peaches, grapes, tomatoes, home-made BBQ sauce , apple butter, peach preserves and the list goes on. Hey kids, there will be hayrides, a kids coloring contest by Lowe's Food of Randolph Co., free balloons by Randolph Telephone, face painting and more. Local artist will be on display form Siler City Downtown Art Area and other local artist. The will be health clinic that will include blood pressure checks by Hodges Medical Center, glucose screening by Randolph Hospital , first aid and CPR demo by local fire departments, healthy snacks for kids by Randolph Hospital SOAR, nature classes by NC ZOO, skin cancer screening, fitness assessments by Curves Health Clubs, a nature walk by YMCA, nature class by NC Zoo and more. Hey ...Timothy's Restaurant and Something Different Restaurant will have healthy Peach Dishes created by their Chefs. Well if this is not enough to get you to mark this date on the calendar, I do not know what will. They are still looking for other vendors and participants. If you would like to be part of this visit them on their website at or call them at 336-824-5263. They also have three other events scheduled. AppleFest 2010 on Saturday Sept. 25, Happy Halloween Hayride on Oct 28 to 30 and be looking for the return of the annual Movie Night in October with the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.

Randolph Early College High School Makes History with First Graduation
Fifty-nine high school students from RandolphCounty made history this week, becoming the first graduating class fromthe Randolph Early College High School located on Randolph Community College's Asheboro Campus. Around 400 people gathered on the front lawn of RCC on May 19 to witness the occasion, as the students marched in wearing their red caps and gowns. Just one week earlier, at Randolph Community College's May 12 graduation, 29 of them had received Associate in Arts degrees. In his remarks, RCC President Robert S. Shackleford Jr. told the audience that Randolph Early College High School had a record of academic excellence and was one of the top achieving high schools in North Carolina. He said, "This inaugural graduating class has set the bar very high for all classes to follow. And that bar is this: At the Randolph Early College High School, mediocrity is not acceptable; the pursuit of excellence is the standard."

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131 W Swannanoa Ave
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Sat 8:00am to 12:30pm

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Where does your help go ?
The Bargain Shop has so much for your family’s needs. Here you’ll find clothing and accessories from formal wear to swim suits, housewares, furniture and accessories, summer items, toys, shoes, and much more. Purchases made here help your neighbors in need through the Liberty Association of Churches’ emergency assistance ministry. All goods sold in the Bargain Shop have been donated. We appreciate donations of good, clean items in good repair. We welcome upholstered furniture that is clean and in good repair. At the present time, our inventory of furniture is very low. We cannot accept anything that is broken, torn, or soiled. HOURS In order to keep Thursday 9—1 up with the genFriday 9—5 erous donations of goods, we Saturday 9—1 must not take donations the last week of each month. We also (Thrift store operated by the must insist that Liberty Association of no donations are Churches) 125 S. Greensboro left outside our Street, Downtown Liberty facility when there is no one Lots of summer clothing present to receive them. If and other items someone chooses Best Value in Town! to leave items when we are not Your dollars spent here help present, this is in your neighbors in need violation of the Town of Liberty’s dumping and littering ordinance. Donations may be dropped off during our regular business hours and on Wednesdays during the summer. The Liberty Association of Churches’ ministry includes a food pantry which is so much needed by some in our community. We welcome your donations of canned and dried foods including: peanut butter and crackers, canned meats, spaghetti sauce and pasta, cereals, sugar-free foods, lowsodium foods. Due to increased demand, here are items needed now to feed people in need: spaghetti sauce, canned diced tomatoes, canned fruit, canned beef stew, canned roast beef and gravy, canned yams, creamy peanut butter, peanut butter and jelly combined, instant potatoes, canned potatoes, canned fruit juice, cereals, shelf-stable milk (not refrigerated). Support your community and people in need by shopping at The Bargain Shop Thursday 9 to 1, Friday 9 to 5, Saturday 9 to 1

Liberty American Legion Post 81 Meeting Notes May13
A meal of pork, meat loaf, green beans, creamed potatoes, apples, rolls, peach cobbler and banana pudding with coffee and tea was served to all present. The meal was prepared by Doris Ann, Perry, Ritchie & Cary. The meeting was opened by15th District Commander Tommy Parham after the opening prayer, POW/MIA ceremony, and pledge of allegiance. A roll call of Officers and a quorum was declared. The Commander turned the meeting over to the Liberty Auxiliary Unit 81 for their installation of officers. The officers were charged with their duties for the coming year by 15th District President Barbara Wilson from Lexington Unit 8, Division III President Wanda Moore from Benson Unit 109, State Vice President Sharon Neville from Clayton Unit 71. After the Ladies were installed Liberty Unit 81 President Jeane Stutts gave our guest gifts for coming to our installation. Liberty was the 1st unit to get 100% membership this year. An Honored Guest was J. Roy Coltrane who received a certificate for 50 years of continuous membership in the American Legion at Liberty Post 81.We had three others that were not able to attend and they were as follows: John D. Campbell, Elvin C. Cox and Henry C. Leonard. We plan to make sure they get their certificates in the near future. Our Post had two new members in attendance on this night also, Neil Lewis and George Bertolotti. Division III Commander Randy Brown from High Point was invited to install the American Legion Post 81 officers. Commander Brown charged and installed the officers that were elected in April. Richard Raines from Asheville came to install the 40/8 officers for the coming year. A Certificate of Appreciation was to be given to L.T. Smith for his many years of service to the 40/8 organization, but he was unable to attend. After the installations the monthly business was conducted. Minutes from the April meeting were read by Adjutant McMasters. Motion to accept the minutes as read by Earl Morin and seconded by Henry Galary. Motion carried. Old Business--- Donation to the Post 81 baseball team. A motion by Herbert Handley for the Board of Trustees to meet after the golf tournament and decide what donation will be made. 2nd by Earl Morin. Motion carried. Perry Marbert gave a report that we have two boys going to Boy’s State in June at Catawba College. Sick Call : L.T. Smith, Kristin Stutts ,Arthur Coble , Jeff Cole The Commander went over the monthly mailing as follow: 15th District meeting May 16,2010 in Liberty Department Convention June 10-12 in Raleigh-Hilton Post information needed HQ—Raleigh Legion College- July 9/10 in Clemmons Legislative Day—Raleigh…May 26, 2010 at 9(a.m.) Adjutant Cary McMasters read the minutes of the Board of Trustees meeting held on 23 April 2010 concerning the Termite Control Contract we just signed and some of the points of interest to the American Legion Post 81. The 50/50 was won by Sue Morin…… With no further business and after the closing prayer and saluting the colors the Commander closed the meeting in due form.

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Liberty Elementary School Impacts RELAY FOR LIFE In Randolph County
I had the pleasure to set under the Liberty Elementary School tent at this years RELAY FOR LIFE. I hate to admit but this was the first time I ever attended one of these events. Trust me after this experience I will go to each and everyone in the future. This is an eye opening experience. The event was held out Southwest Randolph High School on the football field. The entire field was covered with tents of booths that you could play games, set back with friends, enjoy great food, purchase items for sale and the list goes on. A huge silent auction was going on as well. The kids had an inflatable area and more activities. At the end of the field was the main stage that had great entertainers all night to fill the air with great sounds. Liberty School had constructed a great banner to carry around the track during the march. (Can be seen in picture below) The event kicked off with all the cancer survivors from Randolph County marching around the track carrying balloons and at the end, all the balloons were released in one big cascade of colors. This opened my eyes, for I say so many people just from our area that I never knew had battled cancer. As the skies grew dark, the track was lined with white pages in memory of those that thought a good fight for cancer but did not survive. As all these luminaires where light the lights were turned off and wow....what a touching sight. This gave me a better reason on why to support cancer research. All the survivors were provided a free meal plus one guest. RELAY FOR LIFE is a remarkable event. Make sure to support it and why not come out support in next years event.

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Local High School Claims State Title
I received the exciting phone call on Monday morning from a very excited parent. That would have been the mom of Jessica Gordon of Staley, which is also the softball player for Eastern Randolph High School. Donna said, “I am so excited, did you see the local paper or have your hear?” Well even though I operate the paper, I was out of the loop. Well Donna told me the great news. You see, Eastern Randolph High School claimed the state title for softball. After they won three games on Saturday they received the title. What I also learned was that two of the games was against the three-time defending champions to claim the state title. The ERHS team had two great pitchers to help the team bring home the title. That would be local Jessica Gordon and Dallas Heaton. Jessica also received the Most Outstanding Player for the NCHSAA 2A Finals. Jessica is the daughter of Timmy and Donna Gordon of Staley. Well, mom had a reason to be excited and also our community Great job team and coaches. You can follow the stories of our local sports in Randolph County at a new awesome website. Donna not only told me the good news of the win, but also told me about a new website to follow the players in the area. That would be

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Archie E. Nichols, Jr., 83, of Largo, FL, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2010 at Hospice House Woodside in Pinellas Park, FL. Born in Wilson, North Carolina, later moved to Florida in 2007 from Julian, NC. A U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII and a member of the American Legion, Post # 0013 in Wilson, NC. He is survived by his son, Edward "Chet" of Elm City, NC; his daughter, Devera Niemann of Seminole, FL; his brother, James R. Nichols of Rocky Mount, NC; step-sons Ken Nelson of Greensboro, NC, Chris Nelson of Charlotte, NC and two grandsons, David and Mitchell Nelson. A Memorial Service, with Military Honor, will be held on June 12, 2010 at 11:00 AM graveside at Dr Clyde M Gilmore Memorial Cemetary, 6504 Liberty Road, Julian, NC. Archie's ashes will be interred with his beloved wife,Sara Bare Nichols, who pre-ceded him in death. STALEY — Mary Parks Allen, 87, died Friday, May 7, 2010.Funeral services, 11 a.m., Wednesday, Rehobeth United Methodist Church, Ramseur. Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home, Ramseur. STALEY — Frances S. Bowden, 83 , died May 3, 2010 The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m., Olivers Chapel A.M.E Zion Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. LIBERTY — Mrs. Ann Loflin Cromer, 72, of Liberty passed into the Kingdom of Heaven Tuesday night, June 1, 2010, after a 13 year battle with cancer. If you missed Ann in this life, it was certainly your loss, because she truly touched people in the most positive ways. She never met a stranger, lit up a room with her natural smile and had a way of making people feel good about themselves. She was a 1959 graduate of Catawba College. She taught school for 30 years, mostly 5th grade at Liberty School. She was always sweet, kind, and caring and passed that on to all she touched. She faced the challenges of cancer with great courage. Throughout her whole being, she taught the most important things, the lessons of life, living, loving and laughing. We can all hope to meet and be where she is now. She was a life member of Grace Lutheran Church in Liberty. All the grandchildren called her Nino. Peace, Love and Nino. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, June 4 at 11 a.m. at Liberty First Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Sam Shores; burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. She leaves behind her loving husband of 50 years, Robert E. "Bob" Cromer; daughter, Lisa Cheek (Steve); son, Chad Cromer (Cara); son, Greg Cromer (Kimberly); five loving grandchildren, Ryan, Samantha, Leah, Kailey and Madison; beautiful Aunt Agnes Smith; devoted brother, Jim Loflin; nieces, Debbie Hardin, Marilyn Loflin and Lynn Pawlak and nephew, Scott Cromer. Memorial contributions may be made to: Grace Lutheran Church, PO Box 1166, Liberty, NC 27298 or The Moses Cone Regional Cancer Center, 501 N. Elam Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403. LIBERTY — Billy Daye died Monday, May 10, 2010. Funeral will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15 at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Liberty. Burial will be in the church cemetery.Kimes Funeral Service, Liberty is handling the arrangements STALEY — Mr. Frank James Frazier, 57, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010.A memorial service will be 12 noon, Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Loflin Funeral home Chapel of Liberty. STALEY — Mr. Billy Loyd Freeman, 74, of Staley passed away on Monday, May 31, 2010 at Moses Cone Hospital. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church; burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dice and 14

Minnie York Freeman. Surviving is his wife of 52 years, Elaine York Freeman of the home; 212 W Swannanoa Ave one daughter, Amber Hardin Liberty, NC 27298 (Wade) of Liberty; one son, Kenneth L. Freeman of Randleman; Ph 336-622-2256 Office four grandchildren, Whitney and Ph 336-622-2258 Obit Line Daniel Freeman and Douglas and Henry Hardin; and four sisters, Bertha Lineberry, Gertha Ellington, and Dorothy (R.D.) Perry all of Siler City and Beulah Brady of Serving The Local Community Asheboro. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of serving the Freeman family. New Obit Line 24//7 LIBERTY — Inez Smith Hunt, 83, died Monday, May 3, 2010. Funeral Services, 2 p.m. Friday, Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, Ramseur. Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home, Ramseur The servant's reward LIBERTY — Mrs. Pearl Carter Lawson, age 79, of Liberty, If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a joined her Heavenly Father on Sunday May 23, 2010. good job, there will be a reward. Matthew 24:46 NLT A funeral service will be held 12 noon Thursday at George Brothers Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will follow at Pin- A day of reward nacle Baptist Church Cemetery in Pinnacle, NC. There are as many ways to look at the return of Jesus as She is survived by her children Michael Lawson, Phillip there are opinions about how it will happen.…To the RoLawson, Charlene Lawson, Ellen Winslow, and Teresa mans, Paul calls is the "day of God's wrath" (Romans Newman; sisters Joy Bean and Peggy Saunders. Also sur2:5).…In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul refers to it viving are six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. as the "day of the Lord" (1 Cor. 5:5). And in his second The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 noon letter to the same church he calls it the "day of salvation" (2 Thursday at George Brothers Funeral Service. Cor. 6:2).…To the Ephesians he calls it a "day of redempLIBERTY — Billy Joe "Bill" Lineberry, 74, passed away tion" (Eph. 4:30). And he encourages the church of Philippi on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at The Hospice Home at High to stand strong until the "day of Christ Jesus" (Phil. 1:6). Point. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May Jude doesn't even try to describe it—he just calls it the 26, 2010 at 6 p.m. at The Loflin Funeral Home Chapel. The "great Day" (Jude 1:6). family will receive friends following the service. Each of these phrases suggests a unique and different Bill is the son of the late Rufus and Colleen Holder Lineview.…But there's one I like the best. For followers of Jeberry and was also preceded in death by his wife, Leta sus, it will be a day of reward. McAdams Lineberry; one son, Stephen L. McAdams and his brother, George A. Lineberry. James tells us, "God blesses the people who patiently enSurviving is his daughter, Patti Weber and husband, Richdure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life ard of High Point; one son, Michael K. McAdams and wife, that God has promised to those who love him: (James Paulette of Asheboro; two grandchildren, Kevin M. Weber 1:12).…In his second letter to Timothy [Paul says], "Now of Greensboro and Corey McAdams of Liberty; one sister, the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness that the Sue Fogleman and husband, Kenneth of Liberty; one niece, Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that great day of Renee Fogleman and one nephew, David Fogleman. his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who LIBERTY — Mr. Thomas Elwin York, 82, passed away on eagerly look forward to his glorious return" (4:8). Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at his residence. But it is Jesus himself who puts it best: "Be happy about it! A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, May 14, 2010 at Liberty First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven" Brian Harrington officiating. Burial will follow at Gilmore (Matt. 5:12). As Christians, we have a lot to look forward Memorial Park in Julian. The family will receive friends on to! Thursday evening, May 13, 2010 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Tommy was employed with Liberty Hosiery for 36 years in various positions ending as a plant manager. The Family Of Ann Cromer would like He was also involved in hosiery sales and was a real estate to thank each and every one of you broker. Mr. York served on the Board of Directors of Liberty Savings and Loan for 23 years. Tommy served his who have sent notes of support, came country proudly in the Army with the occupation troops in to the service, visited at the hospital, Japan. Mr. York was the son of the late Armpstead Burton York and Myrtle Lucille Cox York and was also preceded sent flowers, sent food, traveled great in death by one brother A.B. York, Jr. distances, and opened up your hearts He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Doris Arrington to my family during this difficult time. York, one daughter Robin York Weitzel and husband Sloan of Raleigh; his son Travis York and wife Rhonda of Rocky You are all wonderful people. Mount; six grandchildren, Cory Painter, Brandon York, Meredith Sexton, Adam York, Montanna and Marissa Weitzel; one great grandson, Holden Sexton, and his beloved dog Holly Berry. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association , 202 Centre Port "Know that My Hand is always here waitDrive Suite 100, Greensboro, N.C. 27409. The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to ing patiently for you to embrace It." ...God his caregiver Ms. Janet Shore of Thomasville.


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Mud, Volleyball, Kids Equal Fun
Freedom Family Church had heads turning last month with a game of mud pit volleyball in Liberty. An outreach designed to just reach the teenagers of the area turned out to be an outreach for all ages. From a one year girl to seniors, the mud was full of fun and fellowship. When I first heard of mud pit volleyball, I just scratched my head, but learned this actual is national game and there is competition level for this game. Numerous churches provide this for outreach. A special thanks goes out to Jay Rich that allowed the church to use his field located next to the American Legion Post. The Post allowed us to use their parking lot to prepare free hotdogs and refreshments for competitors and spectators. So how did this all come about. Youth Minister, Ben Suggs, of Freedom Family has participated in a event like this before. Well with the help of members, they dug pits filled it with water and waylay. Before we new the teenagers was in the mud and then the little kids said why can’t we. Well the parents said sure. Then the teenagers started encouraging the adults to jump in. An event for kids turned out to be a time for the young and old to spend time bonding and having fun. You know, I bet God just looked down and smiled... Look at my children having fun and enjoying each others company. Sometimes we miss the simple pleasures around us, that being fellowship. Well numerous people stopped to take an upclose look. See you next year for the second annual Mud Pit Volleyball.

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Highlights From Randolph County Schools
TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2010-2011 Janet Burgess– Grays Chapel Elementary School
EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN TEACHER OF EXCELLENCE - Elisha Kivett NEW BEGINNING TEACHERS OF EXCELLENCE – Kristen Bowles - Providence Grove High School, Kasey Shelton - Ramseur Elementary, Ashley Adams - Southwestern Randolph Middle School MEDIA SPECIALIST OF THE YEAR – Lynn Routh - Randleman Elementary School TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR – Donald Davis - Bus Mechanic JOHN WAYNE NEAL MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR – Jody Hamlet - Custodial Supervisor STUDENT SERVICES EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR – Nancy Redding - Social Worker BUS DRIVER OF THE YEAR – Jean Murphy - EC Bus Driver JILL A. POE COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR AWARD – Monica Handy - Randleman Middle EDUCATIONAL OFFICE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR - Jennifer Anthony - Bus Garage Secretary EDUCATIONAL OFFICE PROFESSIONAL ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR - Derek Clark - TIMS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR - Larry Chappel - A-T Middle School PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR - Aaron Woody - John Lawrence

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Operation Red Sleigh prepares for 9th annual cycling event - July 17, 2010
Operation Red Sleigh, Inc. announces its 9th annual charity cycling event, The "Sleigh Ride," on Saturday, July 17, 2010. This event is hailed the safest cycling event in North Carolina, with the assistance of North Carolina State Troopers, local law enforcement, fire departments, emergency services and a multitude of volunteers. Intersections are swept to remove debris that may be a hazard for the riders. Area bike shops are on hand to assist the rider, if needed. A rider would only need to stop if they wanted to at one of the rest stops along the route. The "Sleigh Ride" has been the organization's primary fund raiser. The event will be held at Seagrove Elementary School in Seagrove, NC and expects over 300 cyclists from across the state. Riders have a choice of three challenging routes: 25 mile, 50 mile and 75 mile. Cash prizes and awards are presented in select categories and door prizes will be given away. Participants will receive a T-shirt and a BBQ chicken lunch. Registration opens at 6:45 a.m. on the day of the event. Staggered start will begin at 8 a.m. Chip timing is also provided. Registration Fee $35 (under 12 Free if riding with an adult on the 20/50/75 mile routes). There is an early registration special before June 1st for a $30 fee. For team pre-registration by June 1st, five or more riders will participate for a fee of $25 each. Teams will need to send registrations together in one envelope, if mailing. Registration can also be completed on-line at Children ages two to five and six to 10 will be able to take part in their own "Mini-K" (.62 miles) event. The "Mini-K" centers around a bike safety course and a fun way for the kids to participate in the event. The child would need to have an adult guardian nearby, wear a bike helmet and bring their bike. MINI K registration fee is $10 per participant unless there is an adult participating in the Sleigh Ride. If so, one child can participate for free with the registered adult and each additional child from the family would only be $5. It's a great way to get the whole family involved. The MINI K sign in begins at 8 a.m. and the event begins at 9 a.m. Participants receive a medal at completion. When they complete their route they will have activities available. Lunch will be provided to participants for free and available to their family members for donation. Operation Red Sleigh is a non-profit organization that began in 2000. Local law enforcement, including NC Highway Patrol, started the organization to assist families in Randolph County who were in need. Our organization is given names of children in need by both school systems' counselors/social workers. We then help Santa shop for those children in Randolph County who would not have a Christmas without the support of so many people in Randolph County. We raise money throughout the year and provide a hot meal for the children and their family on the day the presents are distributed. For additional information If you are looking for advertising avenues for your business, event sponsorships are available. For more details see our website or email us at [email protected]. Your sponsorship would assist in furnishing the gifts at Christmas.

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Spotlight On Local High School Graduation Services
Eastern Randolph Graduation is Tuesday, June 8, at 6 p.m. in the ERHS Football Stadium, 390 Eastern Randolph Road, Ramseur. Valedictorian Tyler Smith and Salutatorian Kasey Jones will address their classmates. In case of rain, commencement will be held in the school gymnasium, with admission by ticket only. There will be closed circuit TV available in the theatre and G-hall classrooms regardless of where the ceremony is held. Baccalaureate is Sunday, June 6, at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The Ramseur Ministerial Association will lead the service. Providence Grove Graduation is Tuesday, June 8, at 6 p.m. in the PGHS Stadium, 5555 Mack Lineberry Road, Climax. Graduation speakers are PGHS Principal Rick Dawes, Valedictorian Beth Coble, Salutatorian Kassie Lowe and Senior Class President Taylor Simmons. Faculty speaker will be Glen Simpson, science teacher; Devyn McDonald, senior class treasurer, will present the senior class gift. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in the PGHS Gymnasium, by invitation only. Baccalaureate is Sunday, June 6, at 6 p.m. at White’s Memorial Baptist Church. Danny Thomas, pastor of Liberty Friendly Wesleyan Church, will speak.


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What Is Your Thoughts
Below is a rendering of some ideas that has been proposed for the vacant lot at the corner S Greensboro St and W Swannanoa Ave. The Small Town Main Street Grant Program has been bouncing around ideas for how to utilize this corner lot. This is where we would love your thoughts. We have already got a lot of feedback from the Facebook comments through the Liberty Newspapers Facebook. Several of these ideas have been incorporated. This STMS Current View Of Block Grant if for all of the Liberty residents to work on together. This town if for all of us, so lets roll up our sleeves and see what we can do. We already have added several events to downtown Liberty. You can send your ideas to the following email address [email protected], or why not join Liberty Leader Newspaper Group on Facebook and get the latest feeds and stories and even reminders of events.

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With summer’s arrival, what better time to enroll for music lessons, at the newly opened music store “Masten’s Music & Art”, then NOW. Masten and Edi smith, owners of Masten’s Music &Art in Downtown Liberty, are very pleased with the response they have already received to their Music lessons. They currently offer Electric and acoustic guitar, Mandolin, and Electric and Upright Bass lessons. Additional instruments will be available soon. They currently have one lesson studio and are in the process of adding a second to accommodate the additional students they are projecting to receive. They are also offering rent-to-own packages to allow students an affordable means to acquire their instruments to get started. Please Call 336-622-3121 or go down for a visit to get additional information.



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Did You Know? Camera Surveillance "Offered By RTC" Well I learned something new while at RTC Customer Appreciate Day and that would be camera surveillance. Randolph Telephone offers indoor, hidden and outdoor cameras connected to a recording unit. The unit can be connected to a television or to Randolph Telephone’s DSL Internet. Customers can then use a broadband Internet connection from anywhere in the world to view camera footage on a secure web site. The web interface allows customers to view what the camera is filming live or go back in time. The cameras are often a good deterrent. Some have used them to view what (or who) is going on outside without being seen themselves. Others use them to check on property when they can’t be present themselves.

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Charity Ride Returns Home After Week On Road
May 10th they riders make it back home. After nearly 4,000 miles on the road, drivers with the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America rolled into the Piedmont Triad Sunday, their final destination. Led by NASCAR driver and Victory Junction founder Kyle Petty, the 16th annual charity ride raised awareness and money for the camp that supports chronically ill children. Although the weather didn't always cooperate, the Pettys said the ride was well worth it. “We had some snow in Utah and it just makes for a great adventure and makes the riders understand what it is like to overcome challenges,” Pattie Petty, of Victory Junction said. “All these people and all these kids, that's what it's all about,” Kyle Petty said. “The people that give their time, a week of their time, and a week of their lives to come and do this, and then to do it for these kids so these kids can come to camp, so that's cool.” More than 6,400 participants have logged more than 9.1 million miles over the years, helping to raise over $13 million for Victory Junction and other children's charities.

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Derby Day Raises Awareness Of Using Animals For Therapy
Kopper Top Therapeutic Animal Farm hosted their eleventh annual Derby Day on Saturday. The event featured games, music and rides for the whole family. The non-profit organization provides animal-assisted recreation as therapy and leaders hope the event will help bring awareness to the services they offer. "We're providing services to people today that we do throughout the community through the year, using animals as therapists,” said Deborah Meridith, executive director of KTTAF. “So we're having a fundraising event to let the children and adults to participate in our programs." The organization reaches out to both disabled and able-bodied people and serves children with physical, mental or developmental challenges.

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Power Outage Send Students Home
May 17, several kids got a break. A power outage in Randolph County left about 1,100 customers without electricity and forced the school district to send thousands of students home early. Duke Energy said faulty equipment at a substation in Sophia, N.C., caused the outage. Randolph County Schools said the dismissal of more than 3,000 students came off without a hitch. Trinity Elementary School was a busy place Monday morning as dozens of parents and school buses picked up students. The school was one of six that lost power before daybreak. District officials had hoped for an early end to the outage. "The estimated time that the power would come back on changed from 7:30 to 8:30 to 11, and once it got to the 11 we realized it was going to be very difficult to be able to feed the students,” said Donald Andrews, the district's superintendent. “So, at 9:05 we made the decision to send those students home at 10 o'clock." That gave the district time to make sure buses were fueled and parents were notified. "And then as fate would have it, the power started coming back on. But at that point the train had left the station," Andrews said. He said changing course could have caused confusion. "That's when you jeopardize the safety of students, of parents not sure if we're having school or the kids are coming home," Andrews said. He said, as always, the district would review its response. "Every time an incident such as this happens, even though we know what we're doing, we always go back and we will ask ourselves, 'OK, where was the ball potentially dropped? Did something happen that we could do better?'" Andrews said. Other schools impacted by the outage included Grays Chapel and Liberty elementary schools, Archdale Trinity and Braxton-Craven middle schools and Trinity High School. Power was restored to Liberty Elementary early, allowing the district to keep students in class.

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William Prather Post 8721 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Several members met at Hurricane Jane’s for a meal at 6:00p before the Post meeting. The VFW meets at the Reitzel Center for its regular meeting at 7p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The monthly meeting was opened by Commander McMasters after saluting the colors, pledge of allegiance, and opening prayer. The minutes from the April meeting were read by Terry Stutts and the minutes were approved as read. District 10 Commander Griggs was not at the meeting as planned. Commander McMasters covered the General Orders from the Department and items of interest: the State Convention in June 17-20 at the North Raleigh Hilton, Resolutions, Delegate fees, and the State Service Officers Class. The 110th National VFW Convention will be in Indianapolis in August 2010. We received our letter from Food Lion approving the VFW to distribute “Buddy Poppies” on 29 May 2010 and 13 November 2010 to remember our Fallen Heroes. Quartermaster Stutts reported on the monument for William Prather York. It was decided to get at least three bids for this project and other options. At the June meeting we will appoint a committee to work on this project. Motion made by Terry Stutts and seconded by Steve Trauax. Motion carried. It was also decided to have a joint meeting in June to talk about the monument and the committee. With no further business and after the closing prayer and saluting the colors, the meeting was closed in due form. Respectively submitted, Cary A. McMasters

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4th Annual Liberty American Legion Post 81 Golf Classic at Sandy Creek Golf Club results:
We had nineteen teams to register on 15 May 2010 for a beautiful hot day of golf. Everyone seemed to enjoy their golfing experience that day. With that said the winners are as follows; 1st Prize….. Brandon Peoples 2nd Prize….. Ronald (Hootie) Lineberry 3rd Prize….. Bob Wood Longest Drive #16…..Cayce Gaulden Close to Pin #2…..Brian Harrington Close to Pin #8…..Banks Brower Close to Pin #12…..Dave Dillon Close to Pin #17…..Scott Thompson We would like to THANK ALL Teams that showed up to play. There were Teams from Dunn, Cary, Lexington, Asheboro and Liberty/Staley area. Liberty American Legion Post 81 would like to thank all the Hole Sponsors and VOLUNTEERS that helped make this fundraiser a huge success. Again, THANK YOU all very much. Submitted, Cary A. McMasters

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Saddle up for VBS 2010 at Tabernacle UMC (5601 Liberty Road—across from Food Lion) Sunday, June 13-Thursday, June 17 6:00-8:30pm (dinner served from 5:30-6:00pm) Final Program held Friday, June 18 Registration is open for all children ages 3 up to kids that have completed 5th grade. You can register by stopping by the church office for a registration form or by calling the church office @ 674-2941.


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The FMC motorhome has an interesting lineage, for FMC is the acronym for Food Machinery Corporation. FMC got its start in 1883 when inventor John Bean developed an innovative insecticide pump. The name was changed from the John Bean Manufacturing Company to the Food Machinery Corporation in 1928 when the company got into the canning machinery business. The company kept adding mechanized products and eventually started producing amphibious vehicles for the military. During a lull in its military vehicle contracts in the late 1960s, FMC turned its sights toward the burgeoning recreational vehicle market. By 1972, FMC had transferred personnel from its ordnance division and formally launched a motor coach division in Santa Clara, California. Initial prototypes were 19 and 23 feet long, but neither went into production. FMC settled on a 29-foot size, and the first one was completed in late 1972.The well-made and pricey coaches, which sold for between $27,000 and $54,500 or about the same price as an average home of that era, were popular among upscale motorhome buyers. Race car drivers Mario Andretti and Parnelli Jones owned FMCs, as did entertainers Clint Eastwood, Carol Burnett, Pat Boone and James Brolin. But the most famous FMC owner was CBS reporter Charles Kuralt, host of the popular news feature On the Road With Charles Kuralt. An FMC was the last of Kuralt’s six motorhomes. It is on public display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. FMC coaches were manufactured from 1973-1976. The 1973 energy crisis put a damper on the manufacture of all brands of motorhomes, so FMC was in a difficult position from the beginning. By 1975, FMC had a contract to produce the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and in September 1976 converted all the tooling in its factory to the manufacture of tanks. The FMC motor coach had reached a dead end. The final tally for the FMC was slightly more than 1,000 units, approximately 135 of which were transit buses. About half of the transit buses were eventually transformed into motorhomes.

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A Treasure Map In Liberty
Randolph Telephone customer appreciation event that was held on Wednesday, May 26 from 12-4 was a big hit in town. As you arrived to search for your treasure you was greeted by all the friendly faces the Randolph Telephone Staff. This years theme was a pirate theme. As you arrived you was given a treasure map for your chance to win prizes. As you went to find all the areas you got your card marked and entered in a drawing. The air was filled with great smell of hotdogs cooking. Hot dog lunch was catered by Magnolia on Worth. Treasure hunt for prizes and product specials was the big hit of the day. Door prizes including lawn chair, umbrellas, four-pack of NC Zoo tickets, basketballs. Other prizes were, 50% theme for specials – 50% off first camera in camera surveillance; 50% off first month of bundle or DSL Internet; 50% off activation of first cell phone; 50% off first month of MyTV. The biggest prize was , as a way to highlight Randolph Telephone’s new TV service, the company held a drawing for a 50-inch Samsung plasma television. Well this is just one of the many ways RTC is always there to serve its community. That is what makes this company different from other places that offer the same service as they do, and that would be , "They do not just sell products and services, they build relationships

Holly Ridge Golf Tourney Raises $5,600 for Hospice of Randolph County

Holly Ridge Golf Links in Archdale recently held its 10th Annual Charity Classic on April 17 & 18. The tournament is held each year in memory of John Ridge and Jerry Davis – former owners of the course. The benefit raised a total of $5,600 for local non-profit, Hospice of Randolph County (HRC). The organization has been serving terminally ill patients in Randolph County since 1983. The proceeds from the weekend tournament will enable HRC to provide medical care to patients regardless of ability to pay. “We are so appreciative of those individuals that took part in the tournament. Mr. Luke Hollingsworth, the Holly Ridge staff, sponsors and players have all been tremendous supporters of Hospice of Randolph County throughout the past ten years,” shared Kathy Wright, Volunteer & Event Coordinator for HRC. “I am amazed at the love and dedication these individuals put into hosting this yearly event. Because of their belief and support of our organization, we are able to provide medical care and support to patients and families facing the end of life – regardless of ability to pay.” The format for the tournament was stroke-and-play and flighted. Tournament results were as follows:Championship Flight winner was Mr. Gary Pugh with a total score of 146. Mr. Mathew Younts was First Flight winner with a score of 151. Second Flight honors went to Shorty Kimmons with a score of 160. Mr. Bob Williams finished with a total score of 161 and was

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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 Jun 24 Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls

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Summer Fun Safety
The Firefighters of Julian Fire Department want to wish everyone a happy and fun-filled 4th of July holiday. While celebrating our nations day of freedom, we must also keep in mind some basic safety tips that go along with the celebration. While barbecuing never leave the grill unattended. Have hot pads close by to handle any hot situations. Use sun screen and stay hydrated. When using fireworks follow the National Council on Fireworks safety recommendations.. Use fireworks outdoors only. Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them. Always have water handy. (A hose or bucket). Only use fireworks as intended. Don't try to alter them or combine them. Never relight a "dud" firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water. Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the shooter and the shooter should wear safety glasses. Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a "designated shooter." Only persons over the age of 12 should be allowed to handle sparklers of any type. Do not ever use homemade fireworks of illegal explosives: They can kill you! Report illegal explosives to the fire or police department in your community. The National Council on Fireworks Safety invites you to celebrate our nation's heritage on the Fourth of July, but celebrate safely. 23

Dear friends and family, Two months ago I made a commitment to raise 2300.00 and walk in the Susan G. Komen 3Day 60 mile walk event to be held in Boston. I just want to take this opportunity to update everyone. One Sunday May 2, 2010 I met the most wonderful people in my hometown of Liberty, NC and walked 3 miles and enjoyed fellowship with them. That event raised 384.00 !!!!! Thank you sooo much! Butch and Joey have been awesome! It seemed like after that day things have been just falling into place. Everyday the donations continued to pour in and I am so excited to say this morning I hit the required goal! Now I can turn my focus into training and getting mentally prepared for the event Thank everyone so much for your donations, prayers and support it has truly mean the world to me!!!!!! God Bless you all! Hugs :D

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The dance students of Candy Brooks Dance Studio will Present “ Salute to Hollywood and Broadway” at Asheoro High School Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 5 at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free! Ages 3 and up will be performing . For more information call Candy Brooks Studio at 625-3234. Summer class registration will be held on Tuesday, June 8 from 3pm to 8pm at Asheboro Studio, 527 Hoover Street. Five dancer will be featured in the Senior Dance. These Dancers have been with Candy Brooks Dance Studio since age 4. They are all graduate this year. They are Shelby Bowman , Jessica Haithcox, Caitlin Brewer, Megan Swaney, and Robbie Anderson. 20

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Life To Downtown Liberty Yep That Is What Happened
Well the name said it all. When Edi Smith of Masten’s Music and Art and Sandy Woosley of Woosley Photo, the two new business on main street decided to have a ribbon cutting ...little did they know how their energy in the community would spark numerous responses. You see not only did these two new business do ribbon cutting, but also Liberty PC Repair and the new water business do their ribbon cutting. The day was full of so many activities this Sunday afternoon. The local community kicked in to be part of all the festiveness to welcome the new business. The stage was full of three local bands, that filled the air with great sounds. Major Jim Parker and several of the local town council and chamber joined forces with all the new business to official cut the grand opening ribbon. Well numerous items was free. For example, Freedom Family Church of Liberty was providing free hotdogs to Liberty PC Repair provided free water. Well there was even a free moon bounce for the kids. Fun Jump is locally owned and operated for all the local get together. True artists was all over the street, from awesome face painting to tie dyed art to local grown flowers to ceramics to well, the list goes on. How about hula-hoops, wow, have not seen them in a long time. There was sidewalk chalk to an artist wall that local kids could paint and show their artistic abilities. This wall will be on display at the Liberty July Celebration on Saturday July 10. M & M Concessions, owned and operated by George Walls was serving up all types of food. Well this is just a few of the many things that could be done at this block party. Liberty is truly coming to life. With the new grant for Small Town Main Street, the new energy coming to Liberty is truly remarkable. Almost every month now, downtown Liberty has activities. Lets see, April was Liberty Chamber Antique Car/Tractor Show, May was Life To Downtown Liberty Street Party, June is HIS Place Block Party, July is Liberty July Celebration. Before you know it Liberty will be the place to enjoy. Now there will be the Third Thursday’s Downtown Liberty, where you can bring your chairs, friends and a soda, and kick back and enjoy a great music and fellowship. Follow us as this event grows. If every person in our great community would do just a little something, just think about how little sparks of excitement can build into a roaring fire of great fun. See you at the next big event.

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BETHANY MEMORIES From The People (Part 2) Danner Ferguson's Memories Since Bethany has been my only church my entire life, this seems to be an appropriate time to reminisce. I can remember, and maybe you can too: 1) We used all the classrooms and had regular promotion schedules. 2) All the Sunday School teachers loom large in my memories, e.g. Harvey Brower, Donnie Ferguson, Gracie Ferguson, and Hassie Kivett;. and the ones who taught our children— Lin and Louise Alired, Margie Lednum, Ray and Hilda McMasters. In our children, we see the fruits of their labor. 3) We looked forward to over-flowing crowds on Memorial Day, and I would stay outside during preaching (to make room for others in the church!). Some of us would then go to the spring for water and end up playing in the woods. 4) Daddy brought ice (from Arthur Smith’s store) and water in a wooden barrel for the Memorial Day lunch, and the barrel remains in the storage building behind the church. 5) The large Memorial Day dinners were outside where we used a long table made just for that purpose. About everyone participated. 6) We also had large ice cream suppers outside. 7) Daddy would take me over to the church early and leave me to build the fires in the tin heaters to get the church warm. I almost over-did it oneSunday when I got the wall so hot in one of the Sunday School rooms that resin was running out of the walls. Needless to say, I didn’t repeat that. 8) The gas lamps hanging from the ceiling required numerous adjustments during revivals, because the flames were reaching for the ceiling. 9) Our hopes and prayers were answered in October, 1999, when we completed the Fellowship Hall. This solved the problems we had in using the basement for social functions. 10) During my time in Korea, I carried a picture of Bethany that Mom and Dad sent to me. It was very meaningful for me and helped sustain me during this time. Emogene Daniel's Memories, I remember years ago when just before Memorial in May, most of the women gathered flowers from everywhere to put on the graves. Every grave had flowers. Some may have been wild flowers, but no grave was left empty. Christmas brings to mind many memories: We at Bethany always remember the shut-ins and elderly with fruit baskets. One night is designated for a meal, then we assemble the baskets. Of course, there is a homemade touch with baked goods and candies. The real treat is delivering the baskets and talking with the ones that are so happy to have someone visit them. For a very long time, we have had breakfast at the church the Sunday before Christmas. We missed this year because of icy weather. I have wonderful memories of the traditions in the past. The Christmas program was a big event at the church. Almost everyone in the community attended. It was really a fun time with Mr. Harvey Brower playing the part of a shepherd or wise man. He could play the part of a wise man so well, because he was one of the wisest men I ever knew. And I can say the same thing for Mr. Otis Lineberry. Lights have always been an important part of Bethany’s Christmas tradition. The 25

candlelight services were very meaningful and so were the luminaries that lit the way to our little country church. Many times we got together for caroling. I remember one really cold night we went to Mr. Cleve Williams. Rev. Okel Evans played the guitar and we sang while Mr. Cleve sat on the porch wrapped in a quilt. For us at Bethany, Christmas is a time to remember God’s gift to us. If God so loved the world that He gave us His Son, we are to share His love with others. Showing kindness to orphans and widows are Biblical teachings from Old and New Testament times. We sponsored an orphan girl (Tina) at the Children’s Home. She spent many week-ends and holidays at the home of different members. We gave her special love at Christmas. We did this kind of thing a lot because we remembered Jesus teaching that things done for others are things done for Him. And these are the things that make precious memories. Darlene S. Kimrey's Memories, I am a new member in Bethany United Methodist Church. I started attending in2008. My friend “Shorty” Williams had invited me to Bethany. I went with her and started going on a regular basis. I had been visiting various churches for several years, and when I went to Bethany I knew this was IT. I felt like I was coming home to the churches of my childhood. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming to a stranger. It was the best decision I ever made. I’m more involved in the church than I ever thought I would be. We are small but have a lot of spirit. Coincidently, my husband’s great grandparents were members in Bethany’s early church, and they are buried in the church cemetery—Alfred B. Kimrey (1846 - 1926) and Phoebe Ann Moser Kimrey (1846 — 1927). Jean Ingold of Rutherfordton, NC Memories, I remember when I was a little girl I used to play up and down that road by the church. And I remember it was always so pretty and the shrubs were always trimmed so pretty. I love that church and all of my family and my Dad’s family are buried there. I love that church and all the people that make it up. They have been so good to me and I love every one of you. I pray that Bethany will be going strong for another 175 years. Shirley Ferguson's Memories, All of us at Bethany a long time have many memories— some good, some bad, and some just trying-- but all lasting. I’m going to share one in each of the last two categories. When I was involved with the class for young children, we had two teachers—Louise Allied and I worked together. She usually taught the lesson, and I tried to teach the little ones to be still, be quiet, and listen. We had one little boy who found that quite difficult to do. One Sunday, I simply took one of the little chairs and sat beside him. He was furious. He didn’t wait long to pull on my sleeve to get my attention. When I looked at him, he said, “I hope a bumble bee gets up your dress.” While I was trying hard not to laugh, he was getting angrier with me. Again he tugged at my sleeve. This time he very seriously said, “I hope that bumble bee gets under your girdle.” Years later, J. C. Stevenson was the Sunday School Superintendent and was having trouble getting a teacher for the Young Adults Class. He asked me to do it and I knew I couldn’t. My only experience with teaching was with children and that’s quite different. I assured J. C. that I was not qualified. But J. C. was desperate. He Looked at me and with a dejected sigh he said, “Shirley, you would be better than nothing.” I tried it and I was better than nothing.

God's timing is perfect
Never disappointed
Every day I call to you, my God, but, you do not answer. Every night you hear my voice, but I find no relief. Yet you are holy. The praises of Israel surround your throne. Our ancestors trusted in you, and you rescued them. You heard their cries for help and saved them. They put their trust in you and were never disappointed.
Psalm 22:2-5 NLT

The fugitive translator
William Tyndale was born about 1494 and educated first at Oxford, where he was ordained into the priesthood, then at Cambridge, where he joined the Reformation. He became convinced that England would never be evangelized using Latin Bibles. Tyndale's efforts to get permission to translate the Bible into English were unsuccessful, so he left England. His first English New Testament was printed in Germany in 1525. As Tyndale's English Bibles were smuggled into England, the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of London began attacking him fiercely. On June 18, 1528 Thomas Wolsey, the English cardinal, ordered Tyndale's arrest and extradition to England. It took seven years to track him down, then spent eighteen months in a cold castle dungeon. Tyndale, in his early forties, was found guilty and condemned to death as a heretic. Referring to the king's opposition to his English Bible, Tyndale said, "Lord, open the king of England's eyes." The year that Tyndale died, there were two English Bibles containing his translation of the New Testament. When presented to Henry VIII, the king, not realizing it contained Tyndale's work, proclaimed, "In God's name let it go abroad among the people." Tyndale's Bible translations were his lasting legacy. They were so well done that they made up 90 percent of the wording of the King James Version published nearly one hundred years later.

Liberty Elementary School 2nd Grade Class Winners
On June 3 at 11 am a pizza luncheon sponsored by Randolph Telephone for second graders at Liberty Elementary for collected the most cell phones in the Randolph Telephone Calling All Kids Cell Phone Recycling contest, held earlier this year. The team also received a $500 educational grant from Randolph Telephone and a visit from a NC Zookeeper, provided by the North Carolina Zoo’s Zoo To You program. Great job kids

Calling All
Julian Volunteer Fire Department is having their Annual Community Meeting on June 19th at 8:00pm

Millstone Creek Orchards………6 Years and Still Growing
It’s that time of year again at Millstone Creek Orchards! After another beautiful spring, they will open for the season on Wednesday, June 16th. This year the orchard celebrates it’s 6th year serving the Piedmont area. They appreciate the continued support over the years. It’s because of the many guests who attend the orchard, that they are able to continue doing what they do. ORCHARD FRUITS Mother Nature has blessed again the orchard with a good fruit crop. Apples, peaches, blueberries, blackberries & grapes will be plentiful this year. The season will begin with blueberries and blackberries available for pick your own on Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s during season. Peaches and grapes should harvest around the middle of July. Apples will begin around the 1st of August and continue through October. Harvest times vary so please contact the orchard or check the website for actual harvest dates at . Pick your own will be available again this year for peaches and apples during normal business hours. SUMMER VEGETABLES The summer vegetables will be ready for harvest soon. This year there will be cantaloupes, tomatoes, beans, corn, okra, peppers, cucumbers and squash. You can either buy fresh from the country store and try some variations such as pickled squash or pickles. Harvest will begin in mid to late June. 2010 SPECIAL EVENTS The orchard is thrilled to announce that they will be hosting 3 special events this year: *Peach Days of Summer at Millstone Creek Orchards on Saturday, July 24, 2010 *AppleFest 2010 on Saturday, September 25, 2010 *Happy Halloween Hayride on October 28 – 30, 2010 THE ORCHARD BAKERY The bakery, which opened last season, was a huge success. Millstone Creek has quickly become known for delicious specialties such as Wine Cake, Apple Cake, Fruit Turnovers, Pecan Pie & Apple Pie. They expect to expand their selection of baked items this year. Homeland Creamery Ice Cream and Slushies will again be available in The Apple Barn. BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT THE ORCHARD What better way to celebrate a special birthday than at the orchard? Bring your party to Millstone Creek Orchards for a unique celebration. Your guests will enjoy a hayride, picking the fresh fruit in season and experiencing all that having your party in the orchard can offer. For older kids & adult birthdays, consider our Evening Bonfire Hayride Party. Always a screamin' good time. For more information check our website. NATURE WALKING TRAILS OPEN Feel like some fresh air? Take a walk through the breathtaking nature trails where there are trees more than 100 years old and occasionally a deer or rabbit! Millstone Creek Orchards is a perfect place to spend an afternoon with your family and “get away” from the every day. After 6 years in the community, they are still proud to say that there is NO ADMISSION when visiting the orchard. Whatever your reason for visiting Millstone Creek Orchards, they hope that you leave with memories that will last a lifetime. Millstone Creek Orchards Store Hours: 506 Parks Crossroad Church Rd. Wednesday – Saturday: 9 – 6pm Ramseur, NC 27316 Sunday: 1:00 – 5pm (336) 824-5263 Monday & Tuesday: Closed

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Special recognition was given to high achieving students in three program areas at Randolph Community College during separate ceremonies held recently. The Radiography program held a Pinning Ceremony on May 8 at East Side Baptist Church, where Rebecca Carriker of Asheboro received the Academic Achievement Award and Lindsey Davis of Liberty received the Outstanding Student Award. At the Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony, held on May 15 at Rushwood Park Wesleyan Church, Lisa Lang of Ramseur received the Innovation in Nursing Practice Award, presented by Jackie Norris of Randolph Hospital. Melissa Byelene of High Point Regional Health System presented the Clinical Excellence Award to Michele Rogers of Ramseur. The Student Nurse Association Award was presented to Amber Grimmett of Trinity. Scotty Carlyle of Asheboro won the Team Player Award. Brandy Davis of Seagrove received the Spirit of Caring Award, and Angela Wall of Randleman received the Academic Excellence Award for having the highest GPA in the class.A Basic Law Enforcement Training ceremony for the 60th and 61st classes was held May 18 at Oakhurst Baptist Church. Twenty-one students completed the evening class this year, with one student taking all three class awards. Joseph R. Holmes of Graham, who is associated with the Graham Police Department, won the Police Officer Physical Abilities Test (POPAT) Award with a time of 3 minutes, 44 seconds. He also received the Firearms Top Gun Award with a score of 99.12 and the Academic Award with a 94.03 GPA. In the day class, which had eight graduates, Sean S. Craven of Liberty (Liberty Police Department) won the POPAT Award with a time of 4 minutes, 29 seconds. Christopher M. Lee of Asheboro (Star Police Department) won the Firearms Top Gun Award with a score of 99.68. Kevin J. Jarrell of Randleman (Randleman Police Department) won the Academic Award with a GPA of 88.79. In addition, the Terry 26 Shankle Award, given to the best all-around student, went to Eric Taylor of Randleman (Randolph County Sheriff's Office).

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Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, have never abandoned anyone who searches for you. Psalm 9:10 NLT James Dobson said, “Trust involves letting go and knowing God will catch you.”

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Something is holding us back. Perhaps it is a fear that maybe we are wrong about God. Maybe we feel presumptuous. It is possible, if we have been disappointed in the past, that our misunderstanding is haunting us. We hear a voice in the back of our minds that says, "What if God doesn't come through? What if he makes it more difficult than I can handle? What if all my hopes are illusions?" So we hesitate to trust God. We pray and we hope, but faith remains incomplete and doubts linger. We'll ask Him to help us, but we withhold judgment until we've seen His response. We are called to believe God with reckless abandon—not just believe that He is there and that He is involved with us somehow; but that He is actively, personally seeking our good and answering our prayers. We are to give up our own strategies and ambitions, to relinquish all "Plan Bs," to recklessly, irrevocably cast ourselves completely into His arms. God called Abraham to leave Haran and go to a place to be revealed later. Jesus invited Peter to step out of the boat and walk on water. That kind of call is scary, though typical in God's Kingdom. But why is it scary? Where could He lead us that we'd regret? Would He ever lead us into danger but not out of it? God calls us to "reckless" trust, the kind that prepares no safety net and reserves nothing for a spiritually rainy day. Try to find someone God had forsaken, observe His faithfulness, and ask yourself: "Why wouldn't I trust Him wholeheartedly? Think about it. Why not?

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