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Vol 5, Iss 10,

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

5 Years And Going

Continuity Gives Us Roots and Small Town Main Street Change Will Give Us Branches Program Kicks Off
I moved to Liberty in 2004, when I was 13 years old. I thought it was pretty much the smallest town imaginable. I moved from Tucson, AZ, which is, as most of you probably know, a large, busy, HOT metropolitan area. Moving to Liberty was a huge change for me. I never thought I would end up liking it as much as I do. I’d never been to the Southeastern United States before moving to NC, and I had a hard time imagining what it would be like. All I could think of was grits, bird dogs and that thing that they call Southern hospitality. This last element was the one thing that stood out to me the most when I set foot on southern soil. I still cringe when people talk about grits, which happens much less than I thought it would, and I have yet to meet a bird dog. But that Southern hospitality is something that is alive and kicking down here in the South, and I am so glad it is. I love Liberty—people here are friendly, considerate and incredibly kind. Working downtown at the Liberty Emporium has allowed me to meet a plethora of people that I never would have met otherwise. I’ll have a hard time leaving this place when I head to college next year. But I have a challenge for Liberty: I challenge you all to move forward. I challenge you to develop. This town has so much potential. Why are things still the same? There can still be a homey, small-town feeling with new stores or chain restaurants. Evolution and development don’t tear people apart—they bring them together. There are hundreds of teens in Liberty who go out to Siler City, Burlington and Greensboro to have fun. Why not keep them close to home while they enjoy themselves? Play movies (old talkies, musicals, even new releases) at an old-fashioned movie theater. Put in a small bowling alley. Open up a clothing store geared towards a younger generation. Teens love to spend money. Most don’t fully understand the meaning of recession—a word that Liberty knows to well. Liberty’s teens won’t mind losing their money to in-town shops. They’ll be happy to have something to do. This is not a criticism. This is a suggestion from a Liberty teen that lived her life in several different areas. I love this town and everyone in it. But please, oh little town of Liberty, don’t hold back on development and don’t resist the evolution that this place has to undergo at some point. Living in the past will get us nowhere. Change is good. It will open doors that you never knew were closed. --Aryn Leighton September 29 marked a great day in our towns history. Not only are we celebrating 200 years of being founded we have a new first day. That would be the official reception of the Small Town Main Street (STMS) Grant. Town Manager, Roger Davis welcomed a room full of citizens to meeting. NC Rep. Pat Hurley, was present to celebrate in this day and encourage our fair town on. Sheri Adams of the STMS presented the official grant to Mayor John Stanley. All day long the STMS staff meet with all the different groups in town to learn more of the good and bad of our community and hear our thoughts. From 10:30 in the morning, the staff toured our town to review all if aspects. At Noon they began their meetings and below I have listed them in order as they day went along. Town Staff, Mayor, City Council and planners, then on to property owners, merchants, bankers, realtors, developers, county manager, EDC director and other county agencies, Chamber of Commerce and other non profits and concerned citizens. Concluding their interview sessions that went on in approx. 25 minute sessions, the staff compiled all the notes of the day. This bring them to the current meeting. Sheri Adams of STMS then introduced the group to Lou and Lauren that would assist her in helping us. All the time the point was brought home that they would not be coming in and telling us what to do, but they would be here to

help us (Liberty and its citizens) plan out the new future for Liberty. They offer professional guidance, suggestion, resources and more. A great video presentation was given by STMS to bring into focus what we could expect. From comprehension, incremental, long term (which is always evolving), partnerships, building on existing assests, action oriented, quality focus, changes, management and self help was some of main keys the illuminated. The group has four divisions in Liberty. The organizational committee, headed up by Billy Hardin of Hardin’s Florist and Wholesale, will help keep all other committees together while establishing the Downtown Development into its own entity. The design committee, headed up by Phillip Wright, local architect that currently assist the town with his services. He has a strong love for Liberty. This group will look at restoring the luster to Liberty from many different area. The economic development committee, co chaired by J B Griffith (Liberty Advisors) and Ronnie Murray (Co Owner of Liberty Hardware), will work on how to increase and improve the economic well fair of our town. The publicity committee, will be lead by Kevin Bowman (Owner of The Liberty Leader). This committee will work on bringing a new brand to Liberty and promoting its current items and building on the new activities. This seems like a whole lot, but as one wise person once said, “you want to eat the whole pie, but you can take eat it at once, you have to take one small bite at a time.” As you entered the room you received three stickers. These were used at mid point of the meeting. On the wall was a list of all the items pointed out at the interview sessions all day. Here the community marked their three tops points to work on first. Belief it or not, majority picked the same items. The meeting concluded with each group breaking up and asking for any to serve on the new appointed committees. From 6 to 8 people signed up for each committee. If you would like to contribute your time, your passion and talents to any of the four committees, contact Roger Davis at town hall and he will pass your names on. Well Liberty, here is our chance. For the next two years we have free professional guidance to move our town up. I for one am excited. The track record of every community that STMS has been part of has seen increase growth in business, employment, tourism and improvements in the look and pride of their town. Lets embrace this opportunity. With the economic situation we are in this great country, we have no where to go but up. As I write the paper each month, I can only say, for a community our size, we do a lot of things. I believe we do a lot better than our larger cities around us.

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A New Chairperson for Celebrate Liberty’s Children
Celebrate Liberty’s Children (CLC), Liberty’s local Smart Start planning committee, began in 2000 as a core group of committed Liberty area residents. Celebrate Liberty’s Children was created to put in place and maintain programs that support children and families in their earliest years of development. Years of research prove that educational and emotional development happen at a far greater rate in the earliest years of life, and that what happens then matters for a lifetime. Children who arrive at school healthy and well-prepared: ο Outperform other children on achievement tests; ο Require less grade repetition; ο Are more likely to graduate high school; Are less likely to be arrested or commit crimes. Celebrate Liberty’s Children spearheads and participates in many local events such as handing out books during the local Christmas parades, providing creative art Ms. Jennifer Hodgin, new CLC chairperson centers during the July 4th Celebration, and encouraging family time during the October movie night. Celebrate Liberty’s Children continues to make an impact in the community thanks to its many gracious volunteers and dedicated chairperson. However, after many years of committed service as the chairperson of Celebrate Liberty’s Children, Kevin Bowman has decided to step down as chair. Members of CLC were asked to step up to chair the team for the next year or two. One particular member stepped up and has now been named the current Celebrate Liberty’s Children chairperson. Her name is Jennifer Hodgin and she is a young, local professional who represents the future of the community. Ms. Hodgin was born and raised in the area and was a product of local child care and the school system here. She went to Shirley Beasley’s family day care center and then went to Liberty School and Eastern Randolph High School. She has always been interested in children and even thought she might go into the field working with children. She went to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and majored in sociology and criminology. Throughout college, she worked with Liberty School’s after-school program called Bulldog Buddies and her love of children flourished even more. As far as Celebrate Liberty’s Children, she became a member because she liked what CLC does to get families and children involved. She also likes the fact that whatever CLC does, it is always for free for the families and children. Although Ms. Hodgin is a member and the new chairperson of Celebrate Liberty’s Children, she says she still has a lot to learn about CLC. She wants to keep learning more about the fundamentals of CLC and what they do “behind the scenes.” When asked why she decided to step up to be the chairperson of CLC, she said “I love children and I’ve never been a chair and wanted to challenge myself.” Ms. Hodgin really likes what Celebrate Liberty’s Children is doing right now 119 S Fayetteville St—Downtown Liberty and hopes that funding for CLC will continue to keep the committee go336-622-2984 ing.

Harvest International Ministry
Welcomes You To

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

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

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

Harvest International Ministry From the desk of Pastor James English, Jr. Four months ago, in Liberty, North Carolina, God gave birth to Harvest International Ministry (H.I.M.). God is raising up a brand new kind of believer, one like the devil has never had to deal with before. We believe Jesus Christ is still the same yesterday, today and forever and that greater works shall we do because Jesus ascended back to the Father. In so doing He, Jesus, sent the Holy Spirit to empower us, to lift us, to propel us through every line of Satan’s defense. If you are tired of church as usual or status quo religion, H.I.M. is for you? I believe you will have an encounter with the power, presence and love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as never before. Recently the Lord directed me to open Harvest International Ministry – Dominion Prayer Center located across from the Liberty Showcase. This will be an outreach not only for Liberty, but also the surrounding area. Dominion Prayer Center will be a place reaching out to young ladies that have unplanned pregnancies, who don’t know what to do or where to go. A place where concerned citizens can turn if child neglect or abuse is suspected. A place for those that are hurting and think no one cares. We are simply doing what Jesus did, ministering to those in need. So get ready and pull yourself up by your bootstraps because the best days of the “Church” (which I often refer to as the “Remnant”) lie straight ahead. Christ is exalted, the devil is defeated and victory is assured – Amen! In closing, I want to thank everyone that attends Harvest. May God bless you. We love you. I also must thank Larry Alexander for providing the Liberty Showcase for us to meet and worship every Sunday morning at 10:30. In addition to the Sunday morning service, we will soon be having a mid-week service. I believe we are on the brink, on the verge, of the greatest outpouring of the Spirit of God this world has ever seen, an outpouring that the “true church” has never experienced! Come join us this Sunday morning. May God Richly Bless You, Pastor James English, Jr. For information call: 336-622-6810

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Lastly, Ms. Hodgin wants to spread the word about Celebrate Liberty’s Children. She encourages new members that are compassionate and that love children to check out Celebrate Liberty’s Children and would love to see a big turn out for the October 24th Movie Night so folks can see CLC in action. Celebrate Liberty’s Children will continue to support and maintain programs that support young children and families thanks to the past leadership of Kevin Bowman and all its volunteers. But for now, CLC will move onto a new chapter with a new chair, Ms. Jennifer Hodgin. CLC is excited to have her on board and is optimistic she will keep CLC’s tradition alive as well as bring fresh ideas to the table!

Story By Jennifer Beasley

101 S. Fayetteville Street - Liberty, NC Phone 336-622-3844 SMOKE FREE / ALCOHOL FREE Chad And Kristi Show Sat October 10 Tickets $15 At Door Show Begins 7:30pm Remember When Featuring The Majestics Sat October 17 Tickets $15 At Door Show Begins 7:30
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Staley Baptist Church
A Place To Believe, Belong and to Be loved 440 West Railroad St, Staley NC, 27355 336-622-2965
OPEN HOUSE Tuesday October 13 Time 7pm Liberty Showcase Theater Downtown Liberty

Jerry & Mark Allison (2 Generations—One Passion)
With Special “Mason Lovette Band”

Sat October 24 Tickets $15 At Door Show Begins 7:30pm
Chad And Kristi Show Halloween Show Sat October 13 Tickets $15 At Door Show Begins 7:30pm Beginner Line Dance Classes UPCOMING :
Every Friday from 7am to 8:30pm Cost $6 Per Person—Each Class You Can Do This!!!!!!! Instructor Jerry Allison Designed For Beginners 3
Sat Nov 7—7:30pm—Journey N Faith with Special Guest “Heavenly Sounds” Sat Nov 14—7:30pm—Called Out Sat Nov 21—7:30pm—His Choice with Special Guest “Heavenly Sounds” Sat Nov 28—7:30pm—Derwin Hinson

Larry Alexander For Liberty Town Mayor
Welcomes You Come Visit Me I Want To Hear What You Are Concerned About I Have An Open Door Policy

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VOTE Larry Alexander For Liberty Mayor On Nov 3
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Bicentennial Art Show A Success
Over 125 people flocked to the Liberty Public Library to attend the Liberty Bicentennial Art Display that was held on Sunday September 20. The library did not have to look far to pull out twenty local talented artist and craftsmen to display their talent.

The Liberty Public Library Is Always Thinking About Them Stop By And Take A Closer Look At Our Programs -See You Soon ! Craig Kirkman Of Liberty Makes Hall Of Fame
Many see the signs as you come into town of Liberty about Craig Kirkman World Champion Skeet Shooter, but the story even gets better. You see on Monday Oct 5 at the Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel in Texas, Craig will be inducted into the Hall Of Fame of the National Skeet Shooting Association. Tommy and Margie Kirkman could not be prouder of a son. Skeet shooting is definitely in his blood. Did you ever have a passion to learn to shoot skeet or just shoot a gun better. Well turn to Craig. You may ask why Craig? What ever your skill level, Craig can help you take your game to the next level. Over the years he has helped everyone from a raw beginners to AAA shooters trying to solve a specific problem. You can reach Craig for lessons at 336-879-2338.

Liberty Public Library BOOK CLUB Tuesdays At 6:30pm
Over 30 Years Experience

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

Oct 27 Guernsey Literary And Potato Pie Society By Mary Ann Shaffer Stop By And Pick Up Your Copy Join us to discuss book and have light refreshments.


*Narcotics Violation* On October 2, 2009 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit, along with Liberty Police Department, conducted a search at the residence located at 240 W. Patterson Ave. Apt. 4. Officers located and seized a small amount of marijuana, a small amount of crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and US Currency. Jewayne Black was arrested and taken to Randolph County Jail; Charges were drawn on Colette Tinnin and she has not yet been arrested. PERSON(S) CHARGED: Colette Marley Tinnin B/F DOB: 6-29-1953 (56) 240 W. Patterson Ave. Apt. 4, Liberty, NC Jewayne Alexander Black B/M DOB: 6-17-1974 (35) 240 W. Patterson Ave. Apt. 4, Liberty, NC CHARGES: Tinnin: Maintaining a Dwelling Place for Controlled Substance, Possess Drug Paraphernalia Black: Felony Possession of CocainePossession With Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine, Possess Marijuana Up to ½ Oz. BOND INFO: Black: $7,500.00 Secured Subject was taken in front of Magistrate McPherson

Liberty Area Call Steve Crutchfield at 622-3393 For Pricing


WANTED old saw blades any condition. Cross cut two man, Large circular saws. Look in that barn or storage building. Call 336-447-0304

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(Food Lion Shopping Cntr)

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

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

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For Sale 15 Laying Red Hens $75 Guineas $5 Each Call 622-3530 Ask For RD FOR SALE: black and white female & a tan male (born July 28th) full blooded rat terriers- $50 each been checked by a vet. Call 336-824-9280 call after 4pm ask for Daniel

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

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With Sincere Thanks. The family of Connie Hicks would like to thank everyone for their love and kindness, prayers, cards and everything you did for Connie. Words cannot adequately express our feelings. Your love and kindness will always be remembered and cherished in our hearts forever. Love, Ben and John, Margie, Lea and Randall, Dean and Lisa

GEEZER PRIDE! (Are You An Old Geezer)
I'm passing this on as I did not want to be the only geezer receiving it. Actually, it's not a bad thing to be called as you will see . 'Geezers' are easy to spot: At sporting events, during the playing of the Star Spangled BANNER. Old Geezers remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them. Old Geezers remember the Depression, World War II, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Normandy and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War 1950-55, The Cold War, the jet age and the moon landing, the 50 plus Peacekeeping Missions from 1945 to 2005 the Jet Age and the Moon Landing, not to mention Vietnam. If you bump into an Old Geezer On the sidewalk he will apologize. If you pass an Old Geezer on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady. Old Geezers trust strangers and are courtly to women. Old Geezers hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection. Old Geezers get embarrassed if someone curses in front of women and children and they don't like any filth on TV or in movies or in e-mails. Old Geezers have moral courage. They seldom brag unless it's about their grandchildren. It's the Old Geezers who know our great country is protected, not by politicians, but by the young men and women in the military serving their country. This country needs Old Geezers with their decent values. We need them now, MORE THAN EVER! Thank God for Old Geezers! Pass this on to all the Old Geezers you know.

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Randolph Economic Development News
*All of Randolph County has been designated as a Recovery Zone effective September 1, 2009. The Recovery Zone program offers two new financing options through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. Recovery Zone bonds are available for public and private borrowing for economic development purposes and must be issued before January 1, 2011. *Randolph County’s allocation for public Recovery Zone Economic Development Bond debt is $7,247,000, available to local governments for qualified economic development purposes. The US Treasury will pay a 45% interest subsidy on the bonds. *Private debt is available in tax exempt bonds called Recovery Zone Facility Bonds. The bonds may be used for a broad use of depreciable property located in a Zone. Randolph County’s allocation is $10,870,000 for this program that offers a lower cost of debt financing. *New Grant programs are now available for economic development projects. Legislation passed this summer gives Randolph County access to the Industrial Development Fund and Utility Infrastructure Fund for the first time. The programs provide site and infrastructure grants to support job creation. *The Building Reuse Grant programs administered by the NC Rural Center and NC Department of Commerce offer grants to renovate and improve vacant industrial or commercial facilities for private users that commit to job creation. For more information, call the EDC office at 336.626.2233 or email [email protected]. *NC offers a host of resources designed to help existing industries prosper and grow. For example, UNCG graduate students are working with several Randolph County companies on projects in international marketing, IT, & marketing including Asheboro Elastics, BJ Con Sew, CR Currin, Hardin’s Wholesale Florist, and Salem Neckwear. Sapona Plastics has been awarded an Incumbent Work Training Grant to assist current employees to train in new processes. Call Harry Lane, Existing Industry Coordinator for information on these and other programs at 336.626.2233 or [email protected]. *Technology Career Days are coming to Randolph Community College on October 27-28 to bring tools, skills and understanding to the workforce of tomorrow. 600 high school juniors and seniors from 14 counties will visit RCC over two days to learn about high technology careers. They will experience hands-on access to technology and interactive displays. Industry is invited to participate by exhibiting one or both of those dates. The event features hands-on exhibits around Design, Manufacturing and Logistics. Since this is not a "job fair" exhibitors need not have current openings to showcase their technology. Visit for more information and to sign up. For more information, contact Harry Lane at [email protected] or 336.626.2233. What a great opportunity to help our future workforce connect with the technology careers in your business!!!


When: Rocking F Farm—Ball Room 6741 Monnett Rd, Climax

Time: 9:00 pm– 12:00 pm
Admissions: $10.00 if you buy your tickets in advanced $25 Couple $15 Single *Hay Rides * Food * DJ * Fun! * Costume Contest*

Liberty American Legion Post 81 September 2009 Meeting:
A meal of baked chicken, green beans, baked potatoes, biscuits, Devils Food Cake. Tea, lemonade, & coffee was prepared by Earl Morin. The meeting was opened by 2nd Vice Commander Carl Sheffield and opening prayer by Henry Galary. The minutes from the previous meeting were read by Assistant Adjutant Ritchie York and were approved as read. There was NO old business…………….. New Business……Financial report by J.R. Beard. It was reported that the 15th District our District was in first place on Membership in the State. Liberty Post 81 now stands at 159 members paid which is about OVER 1400 CYCLIST PARTICI72% of our goal. Free accidental insurance information was presented and posted on bulletin board. Pull Tab PATED IN BIKE MS: BB&T TOUR alert concerning metal tabs and not aluminum tabs was TO TANGLEWOOD DESPITE discussed. Frank N. Belgrano, Jr Trophy… A National RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES Boy Scout Award was awarded to the Department of The Central NC Chapter of the National MS N.C. for the work the American Legion does for ScoutSociety held its 24th Annual Bike MS: BB&T ing during the year. Department BSA Chairman Cary Tour to Tanglewood on Saturday and Sunday, McMasters did the paperwork and sent it to National September 26th & 27th. Despite the less than for the award. District 15 meeting ……20 September ideal cycling weather, 1400 cyclist turned out at 2009 at Asheboro Post 45 with a meal at 1p. Volvo and rode to Tanglewood Park in ClemA Division III Meeting to be held on 27 September mons. Cyclists chose routes ranging 22 to 100 2009 at Lexington Post 8 with a meal at 2p.Sick Call: miles in the rain on Saturday and arrived to Kristen Stutts, Earl Stout cheering family members, volunteers and MS Jeane Stutts won the 50/50. Official Drop Off Location Society Staff for food and live entertainment. As With no further business, meeting was adjourned with Triad Meat Company th of Monday, September 28 , the MS Society has prayer and saluting the colors. 3023 Randleman Rd raised over $765,000 towards their goal of $1.2 Million and volunteers are still counting money. The MS Respectfully Submitted, Ritchie York… Assist Greensboro, NC 27406 Society anticipates surpassing the million dollar mark in the coming weeks. Cyclists have until October Adjutant Call 275-5671 or 274-6033 23rd to turn in their money.


New Paper Hits Ramseur Area
Some people are just old fashioned. In a “simpler time”, you could walk down main street, spend ten cents on a pack of nabs and a coca-cola, catch up with one of the locals, and walk back without a care in the world. Also known as “back when”, you prayed before the pledge of allegiance, gathered around the radio as a family for bedtime entertainment, and when you wanted to know what was happening in town, (aside from the local park bench) you turned to your local news paper. “Nowadays” - we drive to our neighbors house, text instead of talk, and get most of our news and information from the internet. Now I can’t recall any time in my life than anyone has referred to me as “old fashioned”, so why in the world (wide web) would a 24-year-old internet addict decide to resurrect what many “experts” are calling a dead medium? Maybe it’s because some things in America, like a summer Saturday at the ballpark, never go out of style. Maybe it’s because the internet usually doesn’t strike up spirited conversation about this weekend’s Wildcats game or the turn out at the Christmas parade. Maybe it’s because there’s more to this area than what you see at 55 mph on your way to Asheboro. More to your downtowns that memories and chipped paint. There’s a community that lives and breathes. This is not the first paper to call this community home; but we know there’s a want, even a need for another newspaper to call your own. As one resident put it, “we need an identity again”. When I heard that, I realized more than ever that I’m doing the right thing in the right place. I’m right where I need to be. We hope that in the future, you will come to us for a look at what has been and what will be in Ramseur, Coleridge & Franklinville. We hope that this community can again take pride in your local newspaper as a trusted source of information, an affordable way to promote your business, a place to relive fond memories, and most of all - a way to connect with those around you. It’s what we’re all about. Starting this month and every month - we will do our best to be all of the above; BUT, we need your help! Something like this won’t work unless the community invests in it. We can’t be all places at all times,so we are counting on you, the citizen journalists, to bring this paper to life. We will also be relying on the local business advertising to fund the printing, distribution, and time spent making this paper go. Thanks to those of you who have already signed on to promote your business. Most of all, we ask for your prayers. Like in Psalm 118:25 - pray for our success. We know that with Christ, nothing is impossible. We realize that with the hand of God guiding each key stroke, painting each picture, telling your story: He can touch lives through this paper. We want The Ramseur Review to be the place where the community comes together. A big THANK YOU goes to Mr. Breakfast 6:30 to 9:30 Kevin Bowman, Editor of the Liberty Leader. Establishing Lunch 11:00—2:30 a paper for this community has been a desire of his for 7 Days A Week Sunday Lunch 11:30 to 3:00 years. His advice, guidance, and Closed Sunday Night connections have made this launch possible. Thanks to those who have helped generate a buzz of excitement, those who have already contributed, and to those who, after reading this, plan to help make this paper great! I look forward to many issues covering this community. See you in the streets! New Hours Ben Suggs, Editor Wed,Thu,Friday The Ramseur Review 11 to 2:30 5:00 to 8:30 NEW HOURS

A MOOving Story About Local Kids
Gavin and Shanna Langley are a brother and sister team that has a love for their dairy cows. These young farmers are the daughter of Stephanie Langley (that is the former Liberty School PTO president) and Greg Langley of Langley Farms In Staley, that is a working dairy farm. Actually as I am writing this story, the kids are off to Dixie Classic to show their cows. They will also be showing at the NC State Fair later this year. When you go to Fair,

Sat 7 to 10 11 to 8:30 Sun 11:30 to 8:30

look them up and say you saw them in the Liberty Leader. The pictures below is from the Greensboro show last month. The Guilford County Jr. Dairy Show was held August 4th, 2009 in Greensboro. (This show is for Guilford, Randolph & Alamance Co. youth) The Greensboro District Jr. Dairy Show was held August 5th, 2009 in Greensboro (This show is for most surrounding counties youth). Guilford Show results and Greensboro Show results :Shanna won 1st place in her Jr. Division Showmanship class, Shanna’s Jersey calf “Sparkplug” won Jr. Champion, Shanna’s Holstein cow “Kelly Red” won Reserve, Senior & Reserve Grand Champion. Gavin won 1st place in his Intermediate Division Showmanship class ( He won 2nd place in this class in the Greensboro show) Gavin’s Jersey cow “Captain Lace” won Senior and Grand Champion. Congratulations on all the hard work you put in to showing your cows. See you at the State Fair.

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Angel Food Ministry Changing Families
If you have not heard by now you need to. Angel Food Ministry is serving our local area and making a difference in lives of locals. Staley Baptist Church located next door to the Staley Fire Department took the call to host this great program. So what is Angel Food Ministry? With a heart to help others and a generous spirit, Joe and Linda Wingo founded Angel Food Ministries in 1994 to provide food for friends and neighbors who were struggling financially. Today the Angel Food program now is helping provide food relief to more than 500,000 families each month. You can call in your order or do it online. It is that simple. With the tough economy now, we all are needed every bit of help we can get. Pastor Reece Ledbetter Jr of Staley Baptist stated, “This is for everyone, young to old and any financial class.” I personally use the service. It is a great way to save a few dollars on food bills so I can help out in other area. It was a pure pleasure last month to see all the love and excitement in the air at Staley Baptist. As you walked in the door I was greeted by the lovely ladies of the church. They asked my name, located my food, that the church members had already presorted. Then the youth of the church, grabbed the boxes and off to my car we went. It was refreshing to see teenagers on an early Saturday morning willfully serving the Lord by giving of their time to others. The men were on hand to move the big boxes. This church has a wonderful ministry it is providing to the surrounding area. From taking the time to compile the order, a trip to AVS in Asheboro that is the distribution center for this part of the state. Driving See back and dividing up all the food in the Angel Food proper boxes. Then bringing it to the car for Ministry Ad On you. Make a point to see the ad on page 3 of Page 3 the paper. You will be amazed out how For More Info much this will save you. Make sure to tell everyone about this great resource.

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Liberty BB&T Annual

Customer Appreciation Day
Wed—Oct 21 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
We Will Be Serving BBQ With All The Fixins

Grays Chapel & Liberty Lions Club Semi-Annual Pancake Breakfast Saturday Oct 31 7 am to 10 am Liberty Legion Hut $5 All You Can Eat
Want to join the Lions Club? We would love to have you. Call 622-4389

Boy Scout Troop 301 is Sponsoring a

Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday Oct 10 4pm to 7pm Suggested Donation $6 Per Person Spaghetti, Salad, Bread, Dessert & Drink
Coble Lutheran Church—5200 Cobles Ch Rd, Julian

CAR BASH Come Get Your Frustrations Out!! 3 Hits For $1


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

True Temple Church of God Seventh Day
106 N Fayetteville St, Liberty; Phone 336271-2146 Pastor: Elder Ronnie L. Rorie Sr Sabbath School 11 am Worship Service 1:45 pm Bible Study - Tuesday 7 pm Financial EmpowermentClass - 4th Tuesday 7 pm Narcotics Anonymous Meeting - Thursday 7 pm

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 am; Worship - 11:00 am (including Children's Church) Everyone is welcome to come!

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


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

“Holding Forth the Words of Life”


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


A welcoming & caring congregation, serving God.
Pleasant Hill Christian Church 1712 Pleasant Hill Liberty Rd Liberty, NC 27298

Dr Larry Martin, Pastor
6377 Old Staley Rd, Staley

Parsonage 622-4628 Church 622-2157
[email protected]

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

News from Tabernacle United Methodist Church (located @ 5601 Liberty Road across from Food Lion) 674-2941 Neighborhood Bible Study is a community wide, nondenominational Bible study for women of all ages that meets at Tabernacle on Thursday nights from 7:15-8:30 pm. The study will start with Song of Soloman, Psalms and end with Esther. This study is an in depth study of God's word applying the biblical principles to our lives. If you are looking to study the Bible with a great group of ladies who truly love the Lord and enjoy studying His Word then NBS is for you! Call Teresa Ehrhardt at 674-2467 for more information. FESTIVAL OF TABLES @ TABERNACLE UMC Attention all Ladies……..The UMW of Tabernacle UMC will hold its 3rd Festival of Tables on Saturday, October 17th from 6-8pm in the church fellowship hall. Each table will have a hostess to decorate her table in a theme of her choice. A catered dinner will be provided. Following dinner, we will gather together and listen to our guest speaker, Cheryl Gilmore. You can check out information on Cheryl at She will be speaking on “How’s your spiritual teapot?”. Tickets will be $12.00 per person and can be purchased by individual table hostesses or by contacting Janice Horney @ 685-4245 by October 10. Please mark your calendar, tell your friends and family, and come out for an enjoyable evening of fun, food, fellowship, and door prizes!! Come out for the Fall Festival & Trunks of Treats on Halloween Night— Sat, October 31 Hotdog Supper & Games sponsored by Jr. High UMYF 5:00-7:00pm in Fellowship Hall $4.00 for meal includes hotdog, chips, drink & dessert , $0.25 per ticket for games 7th Annual Trunks of Treats sponsored by Education Committee 5:30-7:00pm in Parking lot near Fellowship Hall (Your children are invited to safely trick or treat from the trunks in our parking lot. Don’t miss the fun!)

Homecoming at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church 146 S. Fayetteville St Downtown Liberty Sunday, Oct. 25th 10:30 a.m. Join us for worship and a bite to eat afterwards. Everyone is invited.

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. Everyone Welcomed.

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

Positive Encouragers Anointed & Restoring Lost Souls Matthew 7:6, 13:45,46 St Stephens AME Church is pleased to announce its Annual Women’s Day Weekend Celebration on Oct 23 to 25. Fri Oct 23—7pm: Sunday Best Fashion Sow Sat Oct 24—11am: Mid-Day Praise 3 PM—PEARLS Speak “Women In Worship” Featuring Pastor Eva Curtis of Ramseur, Recording Artist Shontae of Fayetteville. Sun Oct 25—11am: Services Conclude with CoPastor Rev Tonya Dean of Freedom to Worship Gospel Church of Texas as guest speaker. All Women Encouraged To Wear Pink and Pearls for Sunday

Brian Harrington - Pastor Phone 336-622-4482

Inviting ANYONE and EVERYONE to come and worship with us:
Sunday School – 9:45 am Sunday Worship – 10:45 am

Hickory Grove UMC
PO Box 1814(10068 Silk Hope – Liberty Rd) Liberty

Sunday School 10am Worship 11am


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214 S. Foster St Liberty Pastor Rev. Arnold Barton 622-2544
Wednesday Mid-week Bible Class-Praise and
worship 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm class begin

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

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

St. Stephen AME Church
705 S. Kirkman Street Liberty

Come Visit With Us!!!
Staley Baptist Church
440 West Railroad St-Staley, N.C. 27355 Phone 336-622-1753 Service Hours: Wednesday’s Youth “Ignite” night; from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. Sunday Fellowship; 9:30a.m. Sunday School; 9:45a.m.-10:45a.m. Sunday Service: 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Ph 622-1872 Pastor Ryan Gabriel

Archie Watkins ( founding member of The Inspirations Quartet ) and Amazing Grace Quartet will be in concert on Sunday Oct 25 at 4:30 P M at Concord United Methodist Church of Coleridge. The church is located 7 miles south of Ramseur on Hwy 22.A love offering will be received. For more in formation 336-879-6094 or [email protected].

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

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

Climax Rocking F Farm Fall Harvest Events Kick Off Season
Since their existence, Rocking F Farm in Climax kicked off the fall season with their annual, Fall Harvest Event. This year was just as great if not better than last. From hay rides to pony rides, from petting zoos to moon walks, from great food to produce, they had every based covered. My two daughters always enjoy visiting with “Petunia “, a wonderful pot belly pig. You see Petunia has become a celebrity with locals. It was told this past year she gave the principal at Grays Chapel School a kiss. Well my girls love visiting her, you see each year they check out that one spot you can rub her at and next then you know, she lays down and starts to snore. Yep...that was the spot. Well kids lines up to ride in the old-timey hay ride through the fields. Lets not forget about all the other animals. The list was from ducks, rabbits, cows, goats, pigs, and you get the point. The other kids jumped in the moon walk while waiting for the hay ride to come back. Well for the older generation, their noses lead them around. The air was filled with great burgers and hotdogs coming off the grill. Mmmmmm….that is what calls me. Yep….he had it down just right. The Farm made a point to include the community. You could purchase crafts from local crafters like wooden swings and chairs. The all famous yard sales...what would a Saturday morning be with out a yard sale. The fun did not stop there. The management at Rocking F Farm had open up for a day full of bargains. You could take $5 off any meat or flower arrangement over $25. Well great job guys.

New Special Homecoming Spirit Wear Arrives Oct 12th Will Be For Sale At School On Oct 13, 20, 22 & 23
Providence Grove H.S. Symphonic Band
Free Concert, Open to the Public Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 7:00 p.m. @ PGHS Auditorium 5555 Mack Lineberry Rd., Climax $1 Raffle Tickets! Chance to win *Pottery & other handmade items from local craftsmen *Greensboro Grasshoppers 4 free tickets & apparel *PGHS Bands DVD’s * Art Dept. Calendars featuring students’ artwork * PTSA Attractions! coupon book * Athletics restaurant discount card * and more!

2 Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Catered by Pavilion Restaurant Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 (Homecoming football game) 5:00-7:00 p.m. Take out orders available @ PGHS Cafeteria 5555 Mack Lineberry Rd., Climax Purchase tickets in advance, $7 per person Contact Mrs. Walker (336) 588-1299

Providence Grove H.S. Band Boosters nd

Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

Offered at Randolph Hospita
It’s time to put on your pink and come out to the Randolph Hospital Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon. A local breast cancer survivor will share her inspiring story and experts in the field will discuss screening methods and breast cancer treatment options. As the most common form of cancer for women in the United States, it is vital to learn more about how to prevent and treat this disease. Over 100 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in Randolph County last year. The luncheon will be held on Wednesday, October 21 from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Gary Abode, Diagnostic Imaging Director and Dr. Sandra Mitchell, Radiation Oncologist at Randolph Hospital will discuss practical ways to catch breast cancer early and the ways it can be treated. Additionally, the American Cancer Society will be available to share all of their new resources for breast cancer prevention and treatment. This event is free but space is limited. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call Randolph Hospital at (336) 633-7788, or register online at under the ‘Events’ section.

Benefit BBQ Grace Lutheran Church 146 S. Fayetteville Street, Downtown Liberty Sunday -- November 8, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eat-in or Take-out $7.00 plate, $6.00 pound with proceeds to benefit local charities

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

Pet Salon

A Professional with 20 years experience

Call 622-8312

Denise Teague
603 E Teague Ave- Liberty

Liberty Chamber Of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon
September was time for the fall luncheon held by the Liberty Chamber. It was held on Sept 16 at the American Legion Hut. A special thanks for the American Legion that always steps up to support our community. This years food was provided by Subway of Liberty (Chamber Member). A new voice was heard at this meeting. Justin Gaines, Manager at Fidelity Bank in Liberty and this years Chamber President led the meeting. He welcomed all to the event. Time was taken for all to go around the room and be recognized. The guest speakers for the meal was Ink and Toner Solutions (Chamber Members) gave the group a snap shot of their business. The main floor went to Town Manager Roger Davis, that explained the Small Town Main Street Grant Liberty just received. The group was all ears for this. The meeting concluded with door prizes with a twist. Aaryn Slakfy of Randolph Telephone (Chamber Members) asked questions to see you listen the best to all the speakers. First one to call out the right answer, won a prize. Boy, you should have seen the competition. This just proves, we are all still young at heart. Thanks to the Chamber Board of Directors for all their hard work they do in the community. See you at the next event.

How Is Your Vision?
You see the world through a variety of lenses. On good days, those lenses are colored with faith, hope, and love. On other days... well, you know how it goes. You interpret life through lenses of worry or dissatisfaction, maybe discouragement or even despair. It’s easy to believe whatever spin the world puts on your life. But only one perspective counts: God’s. And the only way we can see through His eyes is to know His Word. How is your vision?

Liberty Tire & Auto
232 N Greensboro St-Liberty

Ph 622-2248
Passenger, Farm & Truck Tires Auto Repair—NC Inspections

Custom Wheels Oil Changes, & more
Locally Owned /

A Tradition That Still Thrives
Sometimes we take for granted some of traditions we look forward to each year. This one that I am about to mention actually takes places twice a year. That would be none other than the Liberty Ruritan semi annual BBQ and Fried Chicken Meal. The town is a buzz with the main draw, the Liberty Antique Festival and the new added Liberty Chamber Antique Car/Tractor/Bike Show. You also see popped up tents at every turn for the small sell of antique and flea market finds. But I for one, take the Liberty Ruritans for granted. To drive by and see these dedicated men and women working hard under the shelter of the hut to get those plates ready for lunch and supper. You can drive up the drive and runner runs to your door and your make your request and then he runs back with your food. Can not get any faster than that. Now I prefer the set down meal. A time to walk in , take a load off from a busy day and set down to some great food. Now the chicken is my choice. It is a half a chicken, it also looks a half of young turkey it is so big. Teamed up fresh slaw (and their trademark—pickles upon the slaw), rolls and dessert. Now I cheat...I love dark meat and my wife likes white we split ours apart and switch off. You can visit with workers and other locals that walk in to enjoy a great meal and conversation. If you have not been and partaken of this great tradition. Mark your calendars for next year. The last Saturday in April and September. See you there. Liberty Ruritarions, thanks and keep up the great work. Pictured below is the workers under the shelter on a rainy day working hard for our enjoyment.

Nominations Sought for 2010 Business Honorees
The Chamber is currently seeking nominations for Business of the Year and a Business Person of the Year for 2010. Please include a brief resume along with reasons why your nominee is deserving of the 2010 award. Each will be presented at the 41st Annual Meeting & Banquet in March 2010. Nominations must be received at the Chamber office by December 30, 2009 to be considered. Thank you!

The Liberty Repair Shop
4288 Old Hwy 49 N—Liberty

Phone 336-455-2544

We Fit It All
Mowers, Tillers, Weed-eaters, Dull Blades, ATV’s Vaccum Cleaners — Anything Else That Is Not Running We also do oil changes, brake jobs, and more for your automobile. Can’t Get Out? That’s Okay… Call Us And We Will Pick It Up

Liberty Barber Shop
131 W Swannanoa Ave Downtown Liberty
Tue-Fri 8:00am to 6:00pm Sat 8:00am to 12:30pm

Fitness Classes—All Fitness Levels Welcome More Than Just Exercise ! 6:00 am Cardio Kickboxing (MWF) 6:00 pm Core Fitness (T,Th)

Brian Riggs-Owner / Operator

Earth Visions, Inc.
Call 622-1844 ——5264 York Martin Rd., Liberty, NC 27298

Phone 336/302-9290

Mowing– Trimming– Blowing– Mowing– String Trimming– Leaf Blowing– Chainsaw Fertilizer/Seeding– Small Tractor Work tilizer/Seeding–
Buy 4, Get 1 FREE Offer Extended for Hospice Auction & BBQ Event
The event, scheduled to take place on October 24 , will be held at Southwestern Randolph High School. The incentive was originally offered to those who purchased tickets before September 30th; however, due to a great response from buyers, the offer has been extended. The event’s planners have now decided to offer the deal to everyone, with no expiration date. This means that anyone who purchases 4 BBQ dinners for the event will get a 5th BBQ dinner for FREE! BBQ dinner tickets are available for purchase online at, by calling (336) 6729300 or by visiting HRC’s office located at 416 Vision Drive. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted for purchasing your dinner tickets. You may also purchase your meal on the day of the event - at the door or drive-thru. Three dining options will be available: eatin, take-out or drive-thru. The BBQ is $7 per plate and includes barbecue, sides and dessert (includes beverage for those who eat-in). The BBQ dinner is prepared by the locally famous group, the “Qualiteers.” This group of volunteers is well known in the Asheboro community from years of selling barbecue at Asheboro’s Annual Fall Festival. Although they no longer server BBQ at the festival, the “Qualiteers” still prepare the dinner for this annual fundraiser. Hospice of Randolph County is still seeking item donations for the auction. Examples of items needed for the auction include: fine art, pottery, gift certificates / products from local businesses, furniture, antiques, collectibles, new electronics, jewelry and more. All goods are welcome, but the organization requests that items be in new or collectible condition. A silent auction will take place from 3:30pm-6:00pm. The live auction will begin at 5:30pm in the gymnasium. All monies raised from the event will go to support the upcoming hospice home construction in Asheboro, which is scheduled to begin by the end of the year. All donations of auction items are tax-deductible and donors will be acknowledged in publications and media. If you would like to donate items or purchase tickets, please contact Hospice of Randolph County at (336) 672-9300 or visit

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Hospice of Randolph County has decided to extend its ‘Buy 4 Get 1 FREE’

Diabetes Education Event Planned at Randolph Hospital
The annual Diabetes Information Update will be held at Randolph Hospital on Saturday, October 24 to discuss the latest news in diabetes education and treatment. According to the American Diabetes Association, there are over 23 million Americans affected by diabetes today. The disease often goes undiagnosed or untreated because of a lack of prevention and education. Two sessions led by Dr. Cheryl Freeman and Meagan Godwin, PharmD will focus on oral hygiene and different classifications of medicines and how they control blood sugar. Light refreshments will be available. The meeting will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Randolph Hospital Health Education Center, 200-A Foust Street in Asheboro. This event is free but space is limited. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call Randolph Hospital at (336) 633-7788 or


Do We Live In Mayberry
I don't really live in Mayberry, North Carolina, but residents of Liberty , where I call home, sometimes call it that. It made me ponder the point, are we like Mayberry, NC. Each evening at 5:30 we tune in on CBS for the Andy Griffith show. Yes ,we have seen the same show over and over but they never get boring. Here in Liberty, it's the kind of place where people know who you are, and notice if they don't. My town has a Mayberry-like downtown area with mom and pop businesses, one grocery store ( I wish we had a small mom and pop version) , some restaurants, and an elementary school. And I know the names of all of my neighbors. In Liberty, people find a church that felt more like a family, year after year, and I have watched my kids babysitter grow up, graduate, and start her own life. I learned that a person living in Liberty (want to be Mayberry ) doesn't have the same degree of anonymity as a person does in the bigger city. And with that reality, comes some important life lessons. Some of Your Best Friends Aren't At All Like You. In Liberty, our pool of friends and acquaintances is far less large than in the large cities where you own a home that costs just about the same as your neighbors'. I see this as I travel the roads on business through the big cities, one house after another the same size. I had the good fortune of meeting friends along the way who weren't all that much like me. We had some common interests, but these weren't people I would have encountered in that larger town at all, I believe. One thing that drew me to these friends was my involvement in the local community while writing the local newspaper. With a small town you have a limited amount of people for the population. For example, you can't limit your interactions to people within your own religious domination, salary range, hobby lifestyle or even education level. Almost everyone I met who lives in Liberty has been a friend in some degree. Another lesson I have learned. Older People May Actually Know a Thing or Two. I met a delightful group of older people in Liberty (alias Mayberry), who, like me, had an interest in forming connections and being part of a community. I found out that older people actually know a thing or two! They have already experienced the life stage I am going through now, and remember it well, though sometimes in a slightly revisionist way. Having older friends that have been through raising teenagers is very resourceful. It is nice to know how they survived. Some older people dispense with formalities and tell it like it is. Sometimes they set you straight in a way that is like a splash of cold water in the face, but often they simply cut right to what's important. Young people are too distracted by the details. Older people don't have time for the distractions. They are living in the now, and seizing the good moments they have remaining. Many older people have ceased to be superficial in their relationships. An older friend can offer sincere advice with far less judgment than some younger people can. Another lesson of life I have learned. They've Got Your Back and Your Children's Back, and They Also Know Your Social Security Number. In Liberty (alias Mayberry) "They" is just about everyone in your community. They know you at the library, the grocery store, the insurance agency, and even the Quick Check. And half the time, they know who your children are, too. If you are the type of person who closely monitors your children's (or teen's) activities, this type of interconnectedness has its benefits. In Liberty (alias Mayberry), sure, the teenager act up, but not in public places. Or perhaps, not as much. Because in Liberty their behavior would surely have been reported back to their parents. And then people would remember it for a very, very long time. That's the disenchanting thing about small towns. People escape into the big cities for just the anonymity that they afford them. In small towns people can be labeled for their mistakes. The last lesson I have learned. Friendship is Measured by the Confidences You Keep. In Liberty (Alias Mayberry), friendship is not a matter of shared interests and commonalities as much as it is measured by the confidences you keep. Keeping each other's private matters private is an art form in a small town, since many people in small towns tend to gossip habitually, without truly measuring the harm that gossip might cause. In Liberty , a trustworthy and discreet friend will not betray you in a moment of weakness to the watchful public eye. Your secrets will remain yours, and your life in Liberty will be more pleasant because of it. So with all this rambling on I have done, while pondering the questions, is Liberty like Mayberry, I say yes. It is what you 12 want to make it.

Wayne’s Appliance & Furniture Sponsors Raffle of 47” HDTV to Support Hospice
For years, Wayne’s Appliance and Furniture of Ramseur has shown its support of Hospice of Randolph County (HRC) by donating a ‘big-ticket’ item for one of the organization’s annual raffles. This year, store owner Wayne Brady has donated a 47” Vizio 1080p LCD HDTV (model #VO47L) that will be raffled in correlation with HRC’s 24th Annual Auction & BBQ event on October 24th. Kathy Wright, Event and Volunteer Coordinator with Hospice of Randolph County commented on this year’s donation - “We have been blessed again by long-time supporter, Wayne Brady and his business, Wayne’s Appliance and Furniture. Over the years, this raffle has raised thousands of dollars for hospice, and we cannot say enough to express our thanks to Mr. Brady for his generosity!” Prices for raffle tickets are - 1 ticket for $1 and 6 tickets for $5. Tickets are now available on-line at ($5 only option available online) Entry tickets are also available by calling (336) 672-9300, by visiting the hospice campus at 416 Vision Drive in Asheboro. Lowes Foods on North Fayetteville Street in Asheboro will also be selling tickets. The drawing for the HDTV will be held at the Annual Hospice Auction & BBQ event, scheduled for Saturday, October 24 at Southwestern Randolph High School. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the construction of HRC’s hospice inpatient (hospice home) facility.

Liberty Senior Center Upcoming Events

The Pumpkin Patch Salvation
A little child was asked what it was like to be a child of God. The child answered, “Well, it is kind of like being a pumpkin. God chooses you out of the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt of you.”

October 2009
Oct 1 - Afternoon Line Dancing Oct 2 – Fall Fling Oct 5 - Matter of Balance Oct 8 - Afternoon Line Dancing Oct 9 – Two Stepping Oct 12 – Columbus Day/Matter of Balance Oct 15 – Oct 21 Bring your favorite Coffee Mug Oct 14 – National County Music Day Oct 18 - Afternoon Line Dancing Oct 17 – Ramseur Fall Festival Oct 19 - Matter of Balance Oct 20 – State Fair Oct 22 - Afternoon Line Dancing Oct 23 – National Popcorn Poppin’ Day/Two Stepping Oct 24 – Health Fair Oct 26 – Birthday Party/National Cookie Day/Matter of Balance Oct 27 -First Meeting of the Coffee & Tea Lovers Book Club Oct 29 – Halloween Pizza Party Afternoon Line Dancing Oct 30 - National Candy Corn Day For more information call the Liberty Senior Center At 622-5844

D&D Hand Car Wash
218 C Greensboro St Liberty

Ph 233-7990
Mon To Sat 8am to 5pm Prices Start at $20 Inside/Out For Car
Locally Owned/Operated

“Then He cuts open the top and scoops out all the seeds and yucky stuff“

“Then He carves you a nice, happy, smiling face and puts His light inside you so it can shine for everyone to see.”

You Ever Noticed How Us Adults Makes Salvation So Complicated, A Child Sees It For Its Simplicity.

Advertise In The Liberty Leader Give Us A Call 336-404-9791

Five generations of the King family gathered recently to welcome the birth of their newest family member. Pictured are: (seated at right) Lucille King of Liberty, NC; (standing at right) her daughter, Alda "Queenie" Brown of Liberty, NC; (standing at left) her grand-daughter Sherry White of Fries, VA; and (seated at left) her greatgrand-daughter, Elizabeth VanDyke holding her greatgreat-grandson John Ray VanDyke of Goldsboro, NC.

The seniors from the Reitzel Senior Center visited Victory Junction during
Come Out And Join In All The Fun At Liberty Senior

Any Sunday Morning 8am to 10am At FFC Coffee Bar Located At American Legion 604 S Greensboro St, Liberty Call 336-260-4516

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


Shady Grove Baptist Church
BBQ And Hamburger Steak Supper With Live Auction November 7—Supper 3pm to 7pm—Auction 8pm

To Be Held At Staley Fire Department

Watauga County—Boone, NC—Mr. Garry Ray Sanders Mr. Garry Ray Sanders, 64, of Boone passed away on Friday, September 25, 2009 at his home. Garry was a devoted countryman serving his country in two branches of service, the US Army and US Air Force, he was also a Vietnam Veteran. He was a 35-year member of the The Loyal Order of the Moose and The Moose Legion. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. at The Hampton Funeral Service Chapel. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Garry is the son of the late Raymond and Clara Nelson Sanders and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Judy Creech. He is survived by his devoted wife of 13 years, Rochelle Langston Sanders of the home; son, Chad Sanders of Ashland, KY; daughter, Crissy Sanders of Boone; stepdaughters, Davida Langston of Virginia Beach, VA and Denise Langston Nixon and husband, Tyson of Liberty, NC; grandson, Jack Sanders of Ashland, KY; granddaughter, Kayla Helmick of the home and brother, Terry Sanders of Columbia, SC. Hampton Funeral Service of Boone has the honor of serving The Sanders Family. LIBERTY — Mr. Fray Thomas Gales Sr., 73, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2009. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Gilmore Memorial Park in Julian. JULIAN — Mrs. Fern O'Briant Harmon, 88, of Julia, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2009, at her home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, at Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. tonight, Saturday, September 19, at the funeral home. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of serving the Harmon family. Offer condolences at www. LIBERTY — Mrs. Kaye Black Harris, 68, passed on Monday, September 1, 2009. Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. today, Friday, September 4, at Edwards Grove Baptist Church of Liberty. Burial will be in Amos Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are by Knotts and Son Funeral Home of Siler City. LIBERTY — Mr. Hurley Clemons Parks, Jr., 85, of Liberty passed away on Friday, September 25, 2009 at The Hinkle Hospice Home in Lexington, NC. A graveside funeral service will be held at Gilmore Memorial Park in Julian at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, September 28, officiated by Rev. Charlie Patrick. LIBERTY — Betty L. Patterson died Tuesday, September 8, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, at St. Stephen AME Church of Liberty. Burial will be in the St. Stephen Memorial Garden. Kimes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. LIBERTY — Mrs. Martha Opal Simmons Simmons, 97, of Liberty, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2009, at her home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Tim Friar, Rev. Wayne Dunn, and Dr. Rev. Alton Cook. Burial will follow in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. tonight, Saturday, at the funeral home. Mrs. Simmons is the daughter of the late James Millard and Mary Johnson Simmons

and was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lester Simmons, one son, Randall Lewis Simmons, four sisters and three 212 W Swannanoa Ave brothers. Martha is survived by two daughters, Liberty, NC 27298 Rachel S. Isom and husband, Roy, of Liberty and Ruth S. Heard and husband, Don, of GarPh 336-622-2256 Office ner; seven grandchildren, Dr. Mary I. Fatehi, Ph 336-622-2258 Obit Line Stephen M. Isom, Donna Smith, Elizabeth I. Walker, Tonya Smith, Deborah I. Swaim and Joseph Heard and ten great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 4305 Sandy Creek Church Road, Staley, NC 27355. Loflin Funeral Home of Serving The Local Community Liberty has the honor of serving the Simmons family. New Obit Line 24//7 LIBERTY — James Edward Smith, 86, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2009. A graveside funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, at Gilmore Memorial Park. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is serving the Smith Loflin Funeral Home Of Liberty LIFT Program Grows family. CLIMAX — Harriet Ellen Staley, 56, passed away on This summer , LIFT (Living Information For Sunday, September 20, 2009 at Wesley Long Hospi- Today), a new program that Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is providing , held another tal. event. The staff at Loflin pulled of another Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at Forbis & Dick, Pleasant great one. Randolph Hospital provided booths during the event to provide free blood pressure Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Providence screening, info on how Friends Meeting in Climax with Rev. David Hobson your medicines can officiating. Harriet was born on February 22, 1953 in react to other foods Randolph County. She was a graduate of UNCG with and medications and a BS in Home Economics. She worked as a floor associate with Wal-Mart in Burlington. Survivors inhow to properly disclude her mother, Geneva Hinshaw Staley; father, pose of old medicines. Earl Staley; sister, Gay Nell Staley; brothers, Ronald Local talent of April Staley, Milton Staley, and Adrian Staley. Miller, entertained the LIBERTY — Earl Rush Stout, Jr. of Liberty, NC died group with great voice and songs. Gift baskets Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at Alamance Hospice of home grown vegetables and Candar peaches Manager, Tyson Nixon Left Home in Burlington, NC. Funeral services will be were given to all. Valley Ray was the oldest in attendance at a young age of held at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 18 at First United 100. 62 people enjoyed a picnic meal of fresh grilled hotChurch of Christ in Liberty, where he was a long-time dogs and hamburgers with all the fixings. Loflin’s staff is member. Earl was born April 3, 1928 in Mount Airy proud to be offering this to the communities widowed and to Earl Rush Stout, Sr. and Ometa Bray Stout. He was widowers. If you are a widow or widower and would like a US Army veteran and retired from Western Electo enjoy our tric/Lucent after 38 years of service. He is survived by next luncheon, his wife of 58 years, Nina Kivett Stout, daughter Dee then contact Stout Shelton and her husband Gary of Liberty, them at 622granddaughter Nina Rebecca Pence of Raleigh, grand2256. They son William Jacob Pence, III of Charlotte, sister will add your Dorothy Stout Smith, niece Jean Smith Stutts, and name to their nephew Edward Randall Smith, all of Liberty. The mailing list or family will receive friends after the service at the you can watch home of Dee and Gary Shelton, 304 S. Fayetteville for their next Street, Liberty. Following the reception , a private announced burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Alamance Hospice meeting. Home, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27216, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Loflin Funeral 100 Yr Young Valley Ray—Winner April Miller, Singing To Crowd Home of Liberty has the honor of serving the Stout Family. SNOW CAMP — Mr. Clinton Cooper Stuart, 86, died Monday, August 31, 2009. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, at Cane Creek Friends Meetings. honor of serving the Stout Family.


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Below Is Candidates For Liberty Mayor
Name: Jim Parker Sr. Age: Lived in Town: 42 Family: Single with son & daughter & 5grandchildren Current work: After that I was a representative with the Phillips Petroleum Company. For the past 38 years I have been a small business man in Liberty. Civic and Community Involvement: Why did I decide to run for office? During these years I have been exBecause the city needs a change, We tremely active in our community. I was have lost business and the town council the co-founder of the Liberty Chamber is not doing enough to replace what has of Commerce along with Billy Jack been lost. The present downtown area Crouse and became the second presiis looking pretty bad with no improve- dent of the chamber. I am a former ments in sight. Town council don’t member and president of the Lions seem to care about liberty’s growth, or Club, Rurtan Club, Liberty School remodeling the area. PTO, Randolph County Endowment Board as well as former Mayor of LibWhat have you done for your town in erty. At this time I am on the Board of the past year? Directors of Sandhill Mental Health Help city by writing a letter requesting and Substance Abuse along with Hargrant for downtown liberty, Raised old Holmes, current chair of Randolph money to help a couple of families dur- Commissioners and Daryl Frye, also a ing health problems, Raised food for member of the Randolph County ComLAC/ liberty food bank. Also I have missioners. remodeled the liberty showcase building downtown to improve the appearWhy did I decide to run for office? ance of downtown. I had the bushes John and to get all clubs, business, inremoved at the post office so no more dustry and citizens involved with the wrecks will happen due to not seeing as town. you back your car out in parking lot. I have brought more people to liberty by What have you done for your town in having shows at the liberty showcase the past year? which has helped the food business. I was mayor from 1985 to 1995. IndusName: Larry Alexander Age: 65 Lived in Town: 1 ½ Family: Married (4 Boys) Current work: Liberty showcase Civic and Community Involvement: Rotary club and American legion, member of the Free will Baptist church in Fuguay Varina, NC tries and jobs were brought to the town How do you plan to serve your town if during that time. elected with this position? How do you plan to serve your town if Motivate the town council and dept. elected with this position? needs by leadership, have town council Open Door Policy meeting often as needed, work with the citizen and business and not against What are your three major priorities them, Also I have an open door policy. you see for your town? What are your three major priorities you see for your town? Town growth by bringing in outside companies, annexation within a mile of town one section at a time, Bringing the downtown businesses together to improve the appearance of our town and bring in retail shops. What are your qualifications to run for office? I have been business for 45 years, I have ran 20 million dollar companies. I have sold many contracts for $50,000 to 5 million dollars. I have business and sales experience. I have been president of associations that have represented 240 security companies for the state of NC. I have helped write the rules and regulations governing the security industry in NC. More jobs, working with business and industry that are here now and work with the citizens in Liberty What are your qualifications to run for office? Former Mayor, a business leader, a civic leader and my open door policy.

Below Is Candidates For Liberty Town Council
Name: Tyson E. Nixon Age: 29 Lived in Town: I have been a part of this community for my entire life; but, I have only lived in the town limit for three years. Family: My grandparents are Bobby Gene Nixon and Sally Nixon, and Gene Smith. My parents are Jimmy and Barbara Smith Nixon. I have been married for seven years to Denise Langston Nixon; a Boone, NC native. I have two younger brothers, Jason Levi Powers and David W. Powers. Current Work: I am a funeral director and embalmer and am the manager of Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty. Civic and Community Involvement: I currently serve as the president of The Liberty Rotary Club; I am a member of The Celebrate Liberty’s Children Advisory Council and I am a member of The Downtown Revitalization Committee in Liberty. I am an active volunteer in and around town and try to attend as many town functions as I can. —————— 1. Why did I decide to run for office? I decided to run for Town Council because I love the Town of Liberty. I feel like I have a great debt to repay for all that has been done for me as a child who grew up in Liberty. When you hear that it takes a village to raise a child, Liberty is my village, there are so many people in this town who have helped to mold me into the person that I am today and for that I will always be grateful. I know for certain, that if it was not for the people of this town I would never have become the person I am today. I feel like being a Town Councilman is a big way that I can serve my hometown and give back to the community that has given me so much. 2. What have you done for your town in the past year? I have been a part of The Downtown Revitalization Committee which has been the driving force behind Liberty being chosen for The Downtown~Main Street Program which will help us as a town see change, not only in appearance, but also in attracting businesses and residents to our community. 3. How do you plan to serve your town if elected with this position? Continue to work to improve Liberty and make people want to call Liberty their home and help Liberty to grow and at the same time keep the small town atmosphere that is so dear to Liberty. 4. What are your three major priorities you see for your town? The number one priority in the coming few years in our town is to work as hard as we can with the advisors with The Downtown~Main Street Program to help us to put Liberty on the right track, the track for growth and prosperity. 5. What are your qualifications to run for office? I LOVE WHERE I LIVE!!!

Name: Justin S Gaines Age: 26 Lived in Town: 2.75 Family: Engaged to be married July 10, 2010 and she will be moving to liberty Current work: branch manager, Fidelity bank liberty Civic and Community Involvement: Chamber of Commerce, president Why did I decide to run for office? I decided to run for liberty town council because I would like to do what I can to see liberty prosper. In my opinion, the recent grant liberty awarded will play a vital role in revitalizing downtown and the liberty community as a whole. I would also like to see the infrastructure of liberty grow as needed to accommodate new citizens and businesses. What have you done for your town in the past year? In the past year I have become the liberty chamber of Commerce president and organized the annual chamber golf tournaments. September 29, 2009 I took part in small town main St. discussion at town hall and plan to serve on a committee. How do you plan to serve your town if elected with this position? I plan to serve the town of liberty, if elected with this position, by offering opinions, suggestions and votes that will allow the town to grow and prosper. What are your three major priorities you see for your town? The three major priorities I see for liberty are, the main street grant, Growth of small business and, investment in infrastructure the encourage commercial growth. These three things should generate new jobs for liberty and expand the tax base. What are your qualifications to run for office? I graduated from East Carolina University with a BSBA in finance with concentrations in finance and financial management. I began with Fidelity bank September 1, 2005, as a management trainee. December 31, 2006, I became manager of Fidelity bank liberty. I believe my education and work experience allows me to think about current issues and make effective decisions. I have also learned in my short career it is important to listen to, respect and consider the opinions of all.

Who Will You Vote For?

Other Candidates Running But No Information Provided Jeremy Isley and Tracy Beard Whatley.


Below Is Candidates For Liberty Town Council
Name: Terry L Caviness Age:55 Lived in Town: Operated my business since 1972 from 122 W. Swannanoa Ave., to depot street, to252 N. Greensboro St. lived in town since 2006 Family: Married with two children and two grandchildren Civic and Community Involvement: Member and past president of liberty Chamber of Commerce Current work: T&L Construction Company, Inc.

Minutes of the Meeting of The Liberty Town Council Held on September 28, 2009

To accommodate the PTO Fall Festival at Liberty Elementary School on October 9, 2009 between the hours of 3:30 pm and 8:30 pm, Council Member Carolyn Vickrey made a motion to temporary close North Fayetteville Street, at the intersection of West Swannanoa Avenue to the intersection of East Highfill Avenue. Council Member Pike Johnson seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Landscape Design Project Phillip Wright presented The Town with landscape designs he created around Town Hall, the Recycle Center, and the Police Department. The project was a requirement for his final certification with the Associated Professional Landscape Designers. He stated he has incorporated drought tolerant and native plants into the design to minimize the upkeep. Town Managers Report Small Town Main Street Program will kick off tomorrow, September 29, 2009 around 10:30 am. The committee will have lunch at Steak and Pizza at noon with the Mayor and Council Members, followed by interviews with the Towns merchants, property owners, bankers and anyone else who would like to take part in the program and voice their ideas and what they would like to see around town. At 6:00 pm everyone is asked to come together for the presentation of the Certificate of Participation to the Mayor. The New Street project is now underway and the manholes are being replaced. This is part of the Economic Stimulus Funds. Council Comments Tracy Whatley would like to know what The Towns policy is on police chase and the update of the most recent chase that took place. Each Council member was given a copy of the Towns chase policy. Police Chief, Jerry Brown came forward and stated he could not com5. What are your qualifications to run for office? ment on the case during an investigation but the policy has been in Serving on the Liberty Town Board is a position with the responsibility of making decisions for the direction Liberty place for many years and is mirrored after several other chase policies takes over the next four years and beyond. Strong ethical and common sense approach should be made on any decision made by the Town Board. These five people represent all the citizens of Liberty and surrounding communities. I throughout the state and is reflected by the State Highway Patrol and the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Pursuit Policy. Police was raised in the outskirts of Liberty and has operated T & L Construction Company, my business in Liberty since Chief, Jerry Brown brought out that when a chase takes place, it is 1972. As owner, president, secretary, and treasure, I am quiet aware of holding cost down, working within a budget, providing quality service, and most of all working with people. In operating any business if you retain customers time upon the burden of the motorist to stop and failure to do so results in a felony. after time or repeat business, you have developed a relationship built on honesty, trust and the capacity to make the Adjourn right, common sense decision to any issue that may arise. As your voice on Liberty’s Town Council, I would use There being no further business to discuss, Council Member Pike these standards in every decision I make over the next four years and would greatly appreciate Johnson made a motion to adjourn. Council Member Tracy Whatley your vote of trust, Thank-you. seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. These answers were written by and are the belief of Terry L Caviness 16

4. What are your three major priorities you see for your town? A. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Liberty is like all other small towns in America. We have been hit with this recession as hard by percentage as any Town. We must support our existing industry, after all, they and many past industries have gotten us to were we are today. We need to continue our education and learn more about new technologies so that we may attract industries looking for a place to locate. While I served as president with the Liberty Chamber of Commerce, I had the pleasure of attending meetings with Walter Sprouce of The Randolph County Economic Development Corporation. Through Walter, the State of North Carolina, the Liberty Town Board under Mayor John Curtis, and Town Manager Frank Kime, Ultra Craft was brought to Liberty. I fill we must continue working with The Randolph County EDC and Bonnie Renfro, now president, so that we may have a voice in the fight for new jobs against all other small towns in America. Incentives have become the main attraction for in idustries looking to relocate. Asheboro just landed 167 jobs, Malt-o-Meal with an incentive package of 4 million from Asheboro and Randolph County and another 1.09 million from the state to build the facility. It’s all about what are you going to give me. B. Infrastructure, as stated in the dictionary, is part of our permanent structures or foundation. It deliveries water to our faucets, allows our toilets to flush, and provides the roads we ride on. Use your house for a n example, look at your shingles, carpet, heat & air, paint, etc. These are parts of the foundation of your home and must be maintained for their purpose to prevent another problem from arising. In the past 10 years the administration has done a great job of maintaining water, sewer, streets, building, etc. They have also went beyond the existing problems of the time to upgrade water and sewer lines through State Grants with matching funds that could become a problem later. Most all State Grants are gone because of budget cuts, another casualty of the recession, but we must continue striving to upgrade all aspects of our infrastructure as funds become available. C. Work to improve citizen/police relationship. Chief Jerry Brown and his force are doing a great job at enforcing the laws. Very little is heard about crime because of their efforts. I would like to look at areas we can improve our relationship by encouraging us to obey the laws by means other than pink slips. It maybe a seat belt infraction or we didn’t slow quick enough in a spend zone coming or leaving Town. In traveling through or working in other area small Towns I see orange fluorescent paint above and below posted speed signs to remind us the speed has changed. Can we also invest in a digital radar unit flashing your speed as you approach, as seen going into Greensboro and other streets. This unit could be moved to problem areas to encourage us or make us aware we are traveling faster that the posted speed. I see signs that post seat belt usage this month compared to last. We are not all habitual law breakers, we just sometimes get caught up our everyday affairs of going here, going there, we just sometimes don’t realize we are breaking a law until it’s to late. Lets find ways to work together to alleviate the problems and calm the negative tone directed toward our Police Department.

To Order The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:30pm. Council Member Carolyn Vickrey led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the invocation, given by council Member Pike Johnson. Minutes Council Member Pike Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes of the August meeting. Council Member Carolyn Vickrey seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. 1. What made you (or Why) did you decide to run for office? I have been part of this community since 1970. As a carpenter, one of my first jobs of starting a business was renovating the old Police station, now parks and recreation. Board Appointments Council Member Carolyn Vickrey made a motion to reappoint Ed Mr. Johnnie Younts was a Town Commissioner then and Mr. Clarence (Lop) Hinshaw was the Chief of Police. Many individuals have ask me to run for office. Some influential people, some present and past commissioners. With Butler and Jim Taylor to serve another two year term on the ABC the support of Mr. Younts and so many others like him, I felt it would be an honor to represent him and the other fine Board. Council Member Pike Johnson seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. people of Liberty by helping with the direction our Town takes in the coming years. Fee Schedule Approval Council Member Carolyn Vickrey made a motion to approve The 2. What have you done for your town in the past year? A. I paid a lot in taxes, more than I would like to pay, but sometimes it is necessary if we want services with quality. Liberty Fee Schedule updates due to changes which were previously Taxes are what we call overhead. We must always strive to keep our cost down by eliminating unnecessary spending approved in previous council meetings and the increase in general to reduce overhead. B. As a member of the Liberty Rotary Club, a non profit community oriented service club, we privilege license, as well as an increase in special collections. Council have a Rotary Breakfast, a golf tournament, and a reverse raffle. Proceeds from these fund raisers after expenses sup- Member Pike Johnson seconded the motion, which passed unaniport 2 Scholarships for Eastern Randolph seniors for youth leadership camp, dictionaries for third graders at Liberty mously. School, continuing sponsor for the Boy Scouts, Health Fair at Reitzel Center, contributions to Rotary International to Temporary Closing of Streets alleviate polo and many more. C. Others have contributed more time recently for Town celebrations, Christmas To accommodate Providence Grove’s Homecoming Parade in Liberty parade, or community service than I. Years back, I was president and parade chairman 3 years, Olympic Torch chair- on October 23, 2009, between the hours of 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm., man, Business After Hours and many other Liberty Chamber functions, but for now, I hope this election is more Council Member James Lee Humble made a motion to approve the about operating within a budget, improving infrastructure, and continue positive growth. temporary Street closings of North Fayetteville Street, Swannanoa Avenue from North Fayetteville street to the intersection of Newberry 3. How do you plan to serve your town if elected with this position? Avenue; Depot Street; West Starmount Avenue; East Highfill Avenue First of all I am not a Politian, I will not promise you anything and I have no agenda, but what I will promise if from the intersection of North Greensboro Street to Faust Street; and elected, I will listen to all concerns, evaluate the circumstances, and make common sense judgments on all issues that West Bowman Avenue at North Greensboro Street to North FayetteI feel is in the best interest of our Liberty. ville Street. Council Member Tracy Whatley seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Randolph Hospital Limits Visitors During Flu Season
Randolph Hospital joins a growing number of North Carolina hospitals limiting visitors during the on-set of flu season. Effective today, Randolph Hospital is restricting all visitors to the facility who are displaying any flu-like symptoms, fever, cough or sore throat, and is strongly discouraging anyone under 18 years of age from visiting the hospital. Additional restrictions in place for the Maternity Services Unit state that no visitors under 18 years of age are permitted to visit the unit. “We feel these restrictions are a necessary step to protecting our patients, staff and adult visitors as the reports of increasing cases of flu appear throughout the region,” said Ingrid Munley, Infection Control Professional. “Early evidence from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has shown that children and adolescents are more susceptible to H1N1 flu and have higher rates of flu infection than adults.” Further precautions at Randolph Hospital also entail increased availability of masks, gloves and alcohol-based hand sanitizer at all major entrances into the facility as well as signage displaying the newly implemented visitation restrictions. “We understand that these new restrictions may be an inconvenience for patients and families, but we ask for your understandSwine Flu Paranoia ing and patience as we work to limit the spread of flu. Protecting our patients who have a weakened Getting Out Of Hand immune system or at a higher risk for infection such as pregnant women and newborn infants, is a first step in controlling the spread of flu this season,” said Munley. The visitation policy will remain in effect until the rate of flu in the region has significantly decreased. To help reduce the spread of flu the following universally approved precautions are recommended for everyday use: n Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, n Wash your hands often and with soap Poor Piglet!!!! and water, especially after you cough or sneeze; Always Look For Humor alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective, n PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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The Randolph County Health Department will be holding a flu clinic on Saturday, October 17, 2009. The flu clinic will be at the health department, 2222-B S. Fayetteville Street, Asheboro. The clinic will begin at 9:00 A.M. and end at 3:00 P.M. Flu shots, for regular seasonal flu (not H1N1), will be given to those most at risk for complications due to the flu. Due to other flu vaccination projects, the health department will only offer one seasonal flu clinic this year. As a result, there will not be flu shot clinics for the seasonal flu held in Archdale or Liberty, as there have been in the past. Those most at risk for complications due to the flu include: All children 6–23 months of age, All adults 50 and older, Persons aged 2-64 years with underlying chronic medical conditions such as asthma and diabetes, All women who will be pregnant during the flu season, Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities, Children aged 6 months – 18 years on chronic aspirin therapy, Health-care workers involved in direct patient care, Out-of-home caregivers and household contacts of children less than 6 months of age, Household contacts of people in the high risk groups. The cost of the flu shot will be $12.00 Please note: There is not charge for senior adults that bring their Medicare card. However, those with Medicare Complete or another Medicare HMO should see their doctor for a flu shot or pay the cost of the shot at the clinic. If you have any questions about risk factors and whether you qualify for a flu shot, please call the Randolph County Health Department at 318-6200 from Asheboro,

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Local Boy Scout Troop Helps At Bargain Shop
In the photo is a couple of the Scouts loading boxes in the trailer at the Bargain Shop. When volunteers at the Shop sort items donated, those things that are not needed or useful in the Shop are sent on the trailer to other countries in Russian and Aftica where they are used by the poor of those countries. Eight Scouts worked on Saturday, September 12 moving about 100 boxes. Scouts from Troop 502 working that day were: Casey Rollins, Cameron Harward, Nick Collier, William Suits, Daniel Hardy, Andy Michael, J. R. Boggess, Jordan Hemphill. Troop leaders iare Boggie Boggess and Jerry Coble.

Randolph Co. Economic Development Has New Home
The office of the Randolph County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will relocate to the Randolph County Historical Courthouse located at 145 Worth Street in Asheboro, North Carolina effective October 1, 2009. The EDC office will be closed on September 30 for the move. The renovated 1909 Randolph County Historical Courthouse is located in downtown Asheboro. Randolph County workers have spent the last two years renovating the building for new users. Empty since 2002, the building has received a complete renovation while keeping most of the original architectural features. “Randolph County has done a magnificent job of renovating the historical landmark and we are very proud to be its first new occupant”, said EDC President Bonnie Renfro. The EDC will operate in first floor offices that were originally home to the Clerk of Superior Court, Solicitor, Grand Jury and Sheriff’s offices in 1909. The Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and received the county’s first Local Historic Landmark designation. Built at an original cost of $34,000, the building will also house the Randolph County Tourism Development Authority at a future date. The EDC mailing address, PO Box 2001, Asheboro, NC 27204, telephone, 336.626.2233, fax, 336.626.0777, and email, [email protected] will remain the same.

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1st Annual Craven Deer Processing raffle Proceeds will be used to for process deer meat will be donated to local food banks and community outreach organizations. Buy a ticket for a $1 or 6 for $5 OR get 5 tickets for each deer you have processed and automatically be entered to win one of these great prizes. GRAND PRIZE-Summit climbing stand ($300 value) 1 of 3 FREE Skull and Bones Taxidermy Skull mounts with wall plaque ($175 value) 1 of 3 free full service processing ($75 value) 1 of 10 one-year memberships to QDMA ($25 value) Daily giveaways for $10 Gander Mountain Bucks Gift certificates are available

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I will accept deer either quartered or whole for donation to feed the hungry. I have partnered up with an orginization called Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungery or FHFH for short as of yesterday. Any deer that the hunter has killed and doesn't need for his own freezer can be dropped off for donation and will not cost the hunter any money to have it processed for the hungry. Any money donated will go to process the meat for FHFH, local food banks and church orginizations. I will start accepting donations that haven't been skinned and The EDC provides a full range of economic develop- gutted already once full service processing starts. Any ment services for Randolph quartered deer can be brought in now for donation at County and its nine munici- any time during the deer season or by farmers that have there permits at any time of the year. Maybe in Nov palities. once deer season gets in full swing you can come by and see just how it works.

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Nasquack event set for Saturday, October 24 in Randleman
The 8th annual Success By 6® Duck Race - better known as NASQUACK - will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, in conjunction with the 20th Annual NASCAR Day Festival. NASQUACK is sponsored by the Randolph County Partnership for Children's Success By 6® Randleman local advisory committee. The event takes place at the Deep River Nature Trail located north of downtown Randleman on Presnell Street. Launching time is 4 p.m. Ducks can be purchased on the day of the event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Success By 6 ® and Randolph County Partnership for Children booth on Main Street, near Naomi Street. Advance ticket purchase is also available in Randleman at the Randleman Chamber of Commerce, Randleman Enrichment Center, Main Street Steakhouse, the Randleman branches of Community One, Security Savings and Randolph Bank and Trust, Randleman and Level Cross Elementary Schools, and in Asheboro at the Partnership office at 349 Sunset Avenue. The price of the duck tickets is $2 a duck or 3 for $5. The lucky individual with the ticket to match the number on the bottom of the first duck across the finish line will receive the $1,000 Grand Prize. Second place is $500, and third place is $250. New board members named (Note Liberty Guys) The Board of Directors for the Randolph County Partnership for Children recently added three new members and elected officers. Tom Robins, an attorney with Bunch, Robins, and Stubblefield, was re-elected as Board Chair for the Partnership. Additional officers elected for the 2009-2010 period include: Elbert Lassiter, plant manager for Goodyear Tire and Rubber, vice chair; Dr. Pat Chamberlin, pediatrician, secretary; and Mel Neill, community volunteer, treasurer. New members of the board include: Lynn Dodge, district administrator with Guardian Ad Litem; Kevin Bowman of Learning Environments and chair of Celebrate Liberty's Children; and David Smith with Credit Bureau Collection Services and Mayor Pro-Tem of Asheboro. Retiring as a director is J.B. Griffith III of Liberty Advisors LLC. The Partnership for Children recognized Griffith for his six years of service as a board member and as a past board chair at the August board of directors meeting.

Champions for Children Sought Nomination deadline: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 To celebrate the Partnership's 10th anniversary, the Randolph County Partnership for Children will be hosting a 10th Anniversary Dinner and Community Report. One goal of this special event will be to recognize the most outstanding individuals or organizations in the past 10 years who have improved the lives of young children and honor them as Champions for Children. All members of the community are invited to join us in choosing Randolph County's Champions for Children. A Champion for Children educates, advocates, and activates initiatives to improve the lives of young children. We would like to encourage you to sponsor a nominee that you feel truly is a Champion for Children. It is important that we honor those unsung heroes who work toward improving the lives of young children and their families. Perhaps you know of a community or business leader, a volunteer, a business, a civic organization, or other individual who you feel deserves this recognition someone who has served in a volunteer or leadership role to benefit young children. There are many people and groups throughout Randolph County who make helping 415 W Swannanoa Ave—Liberty, NC our youngest children a priority. The Partnership will select honorees who will be individually recognized and presented a certificate of appreciation for the very important work they do for our county's youngest children. If you would like to nominate a candidate for this award, the nomination form is available on the Partnership's website

HABITAT UPDATE IN LIBERTY Aug. 26, Wednesday; Lunch provided by an anonymous donor. Work consisted of landscaping rear and side and touch up trim painting. 9 total volunteers (4 from Liberty, 1 from a Habitat home recipient and 4 from various areas of Randolph County.) Aug. 29, Saturday; Lunch provided by Connie Bullins. Work consisted of more landscaping, installing bath trim fixtures and more shoe moulding. 9 total volunteers (1 from Liberty, 2 from Habitat families, and 6 from parts of Randolph Co.) Sept..02, Wednesday; Lunch provided by an anonymous person. Work consisted of more landscaping, and more touch up painting. 6 total volunteers (1 from Liberty, and 5 from areas in Randolph County.) Sept. 5, Saturday; Lunch provided by Liberty First United Methodist. Work consisted of yet more landscape work, installing some underground drains, and finishing the installation of towel bars, tissue holders and tooth brush holders. 10 total volunteers (3 from Liberty, 3 from Habitat homeowners, and 4 from Randolph Sept. 9, Wednesday; Lunch by Louise and John Stanley. Work consisted of interior caulking, wood trim and touch-up wall painting. 12 total volunteers (6 from liberty, 3 from various areas of Randolph Co. and 3 Habitat home owners). Sept. 12, Saturday; Lunch furnished by Hickory Grove Methodist Church Men. Work consisted of seeding, lime and fertilizing the lawn, installing pine needle ground covers in various areas. 8 total volunteers (4 from Liberty and 4 from various areas of Randolph Co.). Sept. 16, Wednesday; Lunch by an anonymous couple. Work consisted of sealing the vapor barrier in crawl space again, finish all electrical tie ups, build forms for concrete walkways and pour and finish them. 4 total volunteers (2 from Liberty, and 2 from Randolph County area). Sept. 19 Saturday; No work! (A very rare day off…..) Sept. 23, Wednesday; Lunch by Hilda Langley McMasters (Bethany Methodist), Linda Langley McManus (First Baptist) and Marie Langley Meacham (First Methodist). Work consisted of resloping and releveling of drive way at #1 Habitat home in Liberty, and deep cleaning of three bedrooms on Home #2. 7 total volunteers (1 Habitat homeowner, 3 from Liberty, and 3 from areas in Randolph County). SPECIAL THANKS TO CHARLES SOHELI AND BILL ISLEY FOR DONATING ELECTRICAL EXPERTISE AND LONG HOURS TOWARD THIS SECOND HOME EFFORT.

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This second Liberty Habitat Home is tentatively scheduled to be dedicated at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 10 at the home site. Refreshments and a tour of the home will be held, and all persons who prayed or worked any amount on this or the first home are encouraged to come and enjoy the fellowship such an event produces. Work another Habitat home, this time in Asheboro, is scheduled to begin in late October, and work on the third Liberty Habitat home will begin in mid spring next year. If you or your church group feels you can donate some time (or money) to either or both these next two homes, call Rodney Overcash at 336-953-2929. More later, Tom Meacham, local Habitat volunteer.

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Farm Day A Great Sunday Outing
“Come out for a family afternoon on two local family farms. At Goat Lady Dairy you can get up close and personal with our goats, chickens, pigs and cows. Tour the organic gardens, cheese-room and passive solar dining room. Learn about sustainable agriculture. Taste our handmade, award winning cheeses (and buy some to take home!) Make a pot with local potter, Odell Routh. Just down the road at Rising Meadow Farm you can see our 200 sheep, lambs, llamas, cows and chickens on 128 beautiful rolling acres. You can purchase lamb meat, wool, fleeces and hand dyed-yarn.” That was the motto for the combined event between two great locations and they fulfilled every word. This years event was free admission and the great fall weather brought out the crowds. I went with my youngest daughter, Sydney, well 15 now, she still will hang out with dad ever so often. We started our trek out at Goat Lady Dairy. Due to the large turn out we had to walk a bit. Cars were line up both sides of the road and in every available field. As we walked up we were greeted by several local food vendors. Brad Moore with his home raised sausage to Margaret at Rocking F Farm in Climax were set up. It is so great to see local faces. Well some were not locals. One new friend I made was Hilltop Farms from Mocksville and what more did they raise and sell but ostrich. They had samples to taste. Sydney and I looked at each other and say, what the hey?! Well it was great and guess what….it did not taste like chicken… it actually tasted like beef , a nice grilled steak. Wow. We ventured around the wonderful farm to see goat cheese tasting to watching kids have their hand at pottery. Well time now let us down the country road to Rising Meadow Farms. Hear as we walked up we were greeted my more friends and we stood under the shade trees just talking. Then I spied in the distance….what I was hoping to find….Homeland Creamery….oh yes...Ice Cream at its best. But oh no, Gary said it was all gone...oh boo. Well we checked out the sheeps and all the local artistin that were at work. From black smiths, to weavers, to you name it. Seeing these great artistes at work. They made it look so easy. Make sure you make a point to visit these two great locations. You do not have to wait for this event. There is so much talent in our midst it is unreal. Leave the malls behind and the movie theaters and do some day tripping. Just hit one of the winding country roads and see what you may stumble on.

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October 2009 -Cold and Flu
As we enter the fall and winter season we also enter the cold and flu season (September to May). Here are a few facts and prevention tips for the upcoming season. A cold is caused by a virus which antibiotics will not help unless a secondary bacterial infection occurs. Some of the secondary infections could be a sinus infection, ear infection, or bronchitis. A cold will last an average of about one week, but with the very young and the elderly it could be longer. Colds account for the most doctor visits each year. An adult can have between two and four colds a year, while children can have six to eight a year. The symptoms of a cold are as follows: runny nose, congestion, sneezing, weakened senses of taste and smell, scratchy throat and cough (children are the ones who usually have a fever). The cold virus is transferred through touch or inhaling droplets. To prevent getting a cold you should:avoid contact with those who have a cold, wash your hands frequently, keep hands/fingers out of your eyes and mouth, use a separate hand towel for those who are sick watch the humidity in your house so that it is not too dry out your sinuses. See your doctor if the symptoms become severe, such as high fever, or if you think you are starting with a sinus, or lung problem. The flu is an infection of the respiratory system but it is caused by the influenza virus. There are three types of influenza A, B, and C. The most severe are A and B. The A and B strains are the ones you get flu shots to prevent. The C strain may not even have any symptoms. The flu symptoms are more severe than cold symptoms and are as follow: comes on suddenly includes high fevers (adults 101 and children between 103 and 105), cough, sore throat, chills, tiredness, just feeling bad, body aches and muscle aches (they say it hits you like a freight train or a Mack truck). Treatment is an antiviral medication that can cut the duration of the flu if you see your doctor and are diagnosed within two days of its onset. Otherwise your only option is to treat the symptoms with the over-the-counter medication. Prevention is getting a flu shot and it is a myth that you will get the flu from the shot. It is highly recommended that everyone get the seasonal flu shot this year. The other best defense to wart off both the seasonal and H1N1 flu is to use alcohol based hand sanitizers. The Swine (H1N1) flu was in the United States in 1978 so it has been proven through the studies that the elderly have been exposed and should have an antibody for that flu. The Recommended groups for the H1N1 flu shot and booster are as follows: Pregnant women; People who live with or care for children younger than 6 months; Health care and emergency medical services personnel with direct patient contact; Persons between the ages of 6 months to 24 years; Persons between the ages of 25-64 who are at high risk because of chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems (asthma, Hypertension, diabetes, COPD, Cardiac problems, AIDS, HIV, and Chemo) The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the H1N1 virus vaccine will be provided to Medicare Part B beneficiaries as a preventive immunization service. Medicare will only pay for the administration of the vaccine because the vaccine itself will be made available to providers at no cost. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is not anticipating a shortage of the H1N1 vaccine; however there is a possibility that the vaccine will initially be available in limited quantities. Once the demand for the target groups has been met, providers can then begin vaccinating others. For further information regarding the H1N1 Virus, you may visit the CDC website at Ask your doctor if you should get the flu shot, if you have an allergy to eggs, have a history of Guillian-Barre Syndrome, or have an acute illness Remember, the best way to prevent the spread of either the common cold or the flu, is to watch who you come in contact with and wash your hands! Lori Ann Cobb RN, FCN

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Name: Karen R. Scotton Age: 37 Lived in Town: 37 Family: Single Current work: CE and W Enterprises, Inc. Civic and Community Involvement: Member and S.S. teacher at New Beginning Baptist church Jaycee NC, on the liberty parks and recreation advisory board, coach for the girls 12 and under travel basketball team the midstate Shooterz. —————— Why did I decide to run for office? Originally, I didn’t run for this office, I was the mayor pro-tem when Jimmy Ellington passed away and it just sort of fell to me. I have run twice since then. What have you done for your town in the past year?

Candidate For Staley Council
Name: Lib Marley Age: 66 Lived in Town: 66 Family: married Civic and Community Involvement: We do lots of things here in Staley. We started the new town hall in 1981. We built a new town hall in the barber shop. We work around town hall all the time. Name: Richard DeGaetano Age: 71 Lived in Town: 1 ½ Family: Married wife is Leticia DeGaetano

Current work: Chatham Trades Inc working with mentally handicapped We made some much needed repairs to town Civic and Community Involvement: streets. We have continued to serve the citiMost through church and community zens of Staley to the best of our ability no service organizations (lions and mamatter what issues arise. sons) —————— How do you plan to serve your town if elected Why did I decide to run for office? with this position? I was invited by a board member and The same way I always have, with honesty church member to run. I like the town and integrity. and want to learn more about it and serving. What are your three major priorities you see for your town? What have you done for your town in the past year? Town streets- maintenance and repairs, cleaning out side ditches to help with drainage Nothing yet problems, continue contracting with Randolph county sheriff dept. for police protection. How do you plan to serve your town if elected with this position? What are your qualifications to run for office? To gain community needs and fill I am level headed and fair, I do not proclaim community interests. to know all the answers but I do my best to What are your three major priorities research and find them. I have an excellent you see for your town? network of resources and good relations with dept. heads throughout the county. I have been Economics, beautifying, and commublessed with a conscientious and knowledge- nity interaction able board in the past and don’t expect any What are your qualifications to run changes in the future. for office? Age, experience, and innovatin

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Did you know that starting Oct. 1, it will be against state law to throw plastic bottles in your trash? A state law banning disposal of plastic bottles in landfills takes effect Oct. 1, 2009. Plastic bottles, including water, milk, soda, and sports bottles, join aluminum cans, which have been banned since 1994, as items that must be recycled. However, this does NOT include yogurt containers, buckets, or containers used to hold motor oil or pesticides. In addition, new disposal bans on used oil filters, oyster shells and wooden pallets also go into effect Oct. 1, 2009. Though supporters say the new law is needed and is a step forward, there is no real way to enforce the statute, which requires people to recycle. Scott Mouw, state recycling director, stated: “It’ll help us reduce waste going to the landfills. Obviously, it’ll help us recover a valuable material. We hope it will make a difference. We hope people will take this law in the spirit that it’s intended, which is to say to everybody in North Carolina that we need to do a better job of recovering this material.” Mouw said about 70,000 tons of plastic ends up in the state’s landfills each year. Only about 20 percent gets recycled. All types of plastic can be recycled. Most people are familiar with the PET (polyethylene terephthalate) and HDPE (high-density polyethylene). These bottles have a #1 or a #2 on the bottom of the container. Examples of #1 Plastic: Soda bottles, mouthwash bottles, peanut butter containers, salad dressing and vegetable oil containers, ovenable food trays. These should be without caps on. These plastics can be recycled into polar fleece, fiber, tote bags, furniture, carpet, paneling, straps and (occasionally) new containers. Examples of #2 plastic: Milk jugs, juice bottles, bleach, detergent and household cleaner bottles, shampoo bottles, some trash and shopping bags, butter and yogurt tubs, cereal box liners. These plastics can be recycled into laundry detergent bottles, oil bottles, pens, recycling containers, floor tile, drainage pipe, lumber, benches, doghouses, picnic tables and fencing. In addition to #1 and #2 plastics, #3 plastic is being taken locally. Number 3 plastic is PVC and vinyl, which can be recycled into decks, paneling, mudflaps, roadway gutters, flooring, cables, speed bumps and mats. Several areas of the county such as Asheboro have access to curbside recycling. However, if you live in rural Randolph County, collect your plastic and take it to a Randolph County convenience site or the County Solid Waste Facility off Henley Country Road. Randolph County does not charge for recycling. If you have questions on the new state law, call the N.C. Cooperative Extension at (336) 318-6000. Carolyn Langley is the county extension director for the Randolph County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in Asheboro. She can be reached at (336) 318-6000 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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Every October, NASCAR excitement invades Randleman, NC. If you can imagine 40,000 people coming together to celebrate racing, you will get the picture. An enormous amount of fun happens in Randleman during NASCAR Day Festival. In 1988, when the Chamber of Commerce launched the first NASCAR Day, little did they realize the celebration would grow to such large attendance and change to include a Festival. Each year, Main Street is transformed by its vendors to include something for everyone. There is a large selection of things to see, buy or do . . . handmade crafts, food booths, live bands and entertainment, NASCAR show cars, drag cars, vintage antique automobiles, official NASCAR souvenir vendors and games for kids. Visitors especially enjoy the opportunity to meet and visit with members of the Winston Cup Old Timers Club, and admire the collection of vintage race cars on display. A highlight of this annual event is the glittering fireworks display near the downtown festival area that is sponsored by Richard and Lynda Petty. Also, the Richard Petty Museum is located within one block of Main Street and visitors enjoy touring the 12,000 square foot facility, rich with mementos the Petty family has collected during several decades of racing. Racing highlights include awesome automobiles, an intimate video theater, as well as numerous awards won by Richard Petty. Apart from racing, the museum even includes Lynda Petty’s fabulous doll collection.

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October 24 & 25 Celebrate the magic of Halloween with safe, fun daytime activities throughout the park. Kids can come dressed in their favorite costume and enter the costume contest. No scary adult costumes, please!

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Foot Screening for Diabetics Offered at Randolph Hospital
According to the American Diabetes Association, about one in five people with diabetes enters the hospital for foot problems. Diabetic foot conditions develop from a combination of causes including poor circulation and nerve damage. As a result, diabetics may not feel cuts, scratches and breaks on the skin of their feet. If left untreated, these wounds may eventually lead to amputation. It is very important for diabetics to take necessary precautions to prevent all related foot injuries. On Tuesday, October 20th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Randolph Hospital in coordination with Drs. Steven Tilles and Kathryn Egerton, podiatrists, will offer free foot screenings for diabetics. The screenings are performed to educate individuals with diabetes about the risk of untreated foot conditions. This free screening is one of Randolph Hospital’s community education opportunities offered throughout the year on a variety of health-related topics. For more information and to register for this event, please call Randolph Hospital at (336) 633-7788, or register on-line at under the ‘Events’ section.

146 South Fayetteville Street, Liberty, NC

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2009 1:00 PM – 7:00 P.M.
Please contact Jeff Cole at 336-510-4311 for info Or to schedule your life-saving appointment.
**Register to win a pair of Delta Air Lines Tickets** offered through the American Red Cross.

118 S Fayetteville Street Downtown Liberty Mon to Thu Noon to 9pm Fri to Sat Noon to 10:30pm Sunday Noon to 6pm Ice Cream—Sundaes—Shakes Great Music—Come Get Your Treat

Happy 40th Birthday to Craig Davis love Anna, Nicholas, Nathan, Olivia, & Family Only 13 Weeks To Christmas Do You Have Your Cards Done

Shiloh United Methodist Church BLOOD DRIVE
7934 Shiloh Rd, Liberty, NC Off Hwy 421 & Ramseur Julian Rd

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2009 1:00 PM – 5:30 P.M.
Contact Debbie at 376-3309 to Schedule a life saving appointment

Saturday Oct 17 A Full Day Of Activities
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Why wait to the last minute to send out your Christmas Cards. Did you **Register to win a pair of Delta Air Lines Tickets** offered know you can send professional cards through the American Red Cross. out and through the post office from behind your computer in less than a cou- Camp FreeSpirit Horse Show The (3rd Annual ) 2009 Camp FreeSpirit ple minutes. Even with your own hand writing and signature. Do your Christmas Horse Show is still scheduled for the first Each Save s Coupon d cards now in October and schedule them Saturday in Nond vember Cut A ng In Thi e Marke to go out on (November 7th, Bri ime To B what ever day m 2009– 10 am)! T Crea you want in De- Hope to see you s Ice Free p cember. And here! Kopper Top Scoo ne Buy 6 Receive O Life Learning cards are only E New Winter Hours FRE And Center , 6657 Kimesville Rd, Liberty. 62 cents. You Coming Soon Visit them online at can even us Opening Up At 7am your own phoCoffees, Doughnuts, tos. There is going to be enough to worry with in DePastries, and more. cember, why not get a jump today. To learn more about this great new program, visit the link below on your computer or give Kevin a call at the Liberty Last year Liberty Elementary School earned $2,019 from Box Leader and he can show you samples of cards and Top Coupons. That is almost double from last year’s $1,100. how they work .

Live Entertainment All Day Come Meet The “Majestics” Come Meet “Dorothy From Wizard Of Oz” Register To Win Prizes (2 Tickets To Oct 17 Show) Free Balloons To All Kids Kids Register For Drawing Of Free Game Basket Color Contest (Start Now to Oct 17)

Box Top Earnings Doubled

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There is much more awareness and the whole community is taking notice. These little 10 cent coupons really add up quickly. With recent drastic budget cuts the school desperately needs this extra money. Special thanks to these business who generously donated prize money for this program. To learn more about Box Tops for education, visit the following website. General Mills. Lets help our kids.

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