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Vol 5, Iss 9, 2009

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

5 Years And Going

Elections Just Down The Road—So

Who Is Running?

A few years ago the Town Of Liberty council put together a special downtown revitalization committee to work towards reviving our community. Since that time we have had increased our July Celebration to a large event, increased exposure to downtown and they applied last year for the Small Town Main Street Grant. We came in to the final four for the western division of NC and lost out to the other towns. The group decided to reapply for the grant and on August 13, our Mayor John Stanley received the official letter stating we had received the M ark Sept 29 grant. The town chosen for the grants was Liberty along with Robbins, La Grange, Selma, Waxhaw and Wilkesboro. Yipee!!!! You may now be saying to your self, What is the Small Town Main Street Program? Good question. The Small Town Main Street Program addresses the growing number o f small, rural towns that need downtown development assistance but are not likely, due to size or resource limitations, to pursue the regular Main Street program. Selected communities receive on-site technical assistance from the Small Town Main Street (STMS) staff including: Organizational development, Market analysis, Business assistance, Promotions and Design. As in the regular Main Street program, no funds come with the designation. So what is the next steps. The group would like to schedule a KICK OFF meeting. Roger Davis, Liberty Town Manager, has asked for Tuesday, September 29 for our towns kick off. The STMS will come to this meeting and would like for all local offi cials, citizens, organizations, business and more to be in attendance. They will explain the program to us and what they hope to accomplish together with us. As well as begin the process of forming a community based organization to help carry out the revitalization effo rt. This is open to all citizens. They would like to see members currently on the downtown revitalization committee, downtown merchants, planning boards, civic groups, So Why Is It Important To Vote and For Who? local and nearby residents. Make a point to As summer draws to a close, most local town folks are enjoying their last few days of relative leisure. School has started and life is getting back into a normal routine. come out. Despite the fact there are no national or state political ads running every where you turn, politics currently seem to be getting little attention in our little town and adjoining ones, except from the few side street chatter sessions. My local paper is small just 3,000 copies and is only publish once a month, but I feel in issue is an important voice for this community. I will be doing a bio on each candidate running for local offices next month. But I want the bio’s to be more than just age, years in town, family structure, work history and you know what I mean. I want to ask some serious questions. So what I want to do is put this back to the readers. Drop me an email (or letter in the mail) by the September 21st with that one question (or two) you would like to see your candidate to respond to. I will take a quick survey of the most prominent questions that will reveal what our local voters are focused on local issues. So this is your chance community, put all that energy in the thoughts of the past years and current on what is good and bad, that question you wish you new the answer to on what your elected official will do for you while sitting at the Town Hall meeting. Then in the October issue of the paper, I will do a spread for Liberty and Staley on the candidates and there response to all the questions you ask. I will collect all your questions and then ask some of my valued friends to help me pick the five best questions. But hey, once you read the questions, do your part. That would be get out and VOTE. Even better before voting, drop them a letter or a phone call. All the candidates contact information is above. You can make a difference. This is your community and the person you allow in the office by VOTING or NOT VOTING, well it is your choice. I have set up a


We Made It—Town Of Liberty Receives Small Town Main Street Program Grant
Post your event September
12-Prayer Bk fast 12-Brunswick Stw 12-Kiln Opening 13-Rainbow Tea 15-Snow Camp Mtg 19-Fall Harvest Day 19-Church Bazzar 19/20-Special Show 19/20-Car Show 21-26-School Raiser 23-Chamber Lunch 23-Pumpkin Sale 26-Brunswich Stew 26-Liberty Show 26-Alpaca Day 25-Antique Festival 26– Antique Festival 26– Car/Tractor Shw 29-Grant Kicko ff October 1– The Issacs 4– Farm Fest 10– Spagetti Dinner 24– Health Fair

September 26th

Liberty Leader Ph 404-9791 Fx 622-4298
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Next Issue Of The Liberty Leader Oct 5


special email address for these questions

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Happiness keeps you Sweet, Trials keep you Strong, Sorrows keep you Human, Failures keep you Humble, Success keeps you Glowing, But Only GOD keeps you Going.

Communities In Schools
Read, volunteer, work with student or in a class room , donation or anything. Any North East Corner Of Randolph County Schools Contact Robin Cox at 953-7412 Email [email protected]
THE MISSION - To champion the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school, and prepare for li fe. Communities In Schools believes all students deserv e fiv e basic resources:

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A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult A safe place to grow and learn A healthy start - a healthy future A marketable skill to use upon graduation A chance to give back to peers and community



Rising Meadows Farm & Goat Lady Dairy
(NO ADMISSION CHARGE) See Page 4 For More Info

101 S. Fayetteville Street - Liberty, NC Phone 336-622-3844 SMOKE FREE / ALCOHOL FREE
A M essage Of Love With Special Performance By The Daytime Gospel Group Sat Sept 19—7pm Sun Sept 20—4pm Tickets $7 (Children Under 6 Free) Chad And Kristi Show September 12 September 19 Show Begins 7:30pm A Special Gospel Show The M essengers Three With Local Aprille M iller Sat Sept 26—7:30pm Stephen Freeman with Live Bank Echoes of a Legend October 3—7:30pm Advance Ticket $30 (At Door $35) Dinner & Show $45 The M alpass Brothers October—17 Showtime 7:30pm Show Only $20 Advance ($22 At Door) Dinner & Show $35
Reserv ation For Dinner By Thursday Noon

There ’s hope there’s Angel Food Ministries
Hunger is a very real problem in this nation – each year over five million Americans face lif e without adequate food. With today’s economic challenges, many ordinary f amilies have f allen on hard times and just need a little help to make ends meet while they get back on their f eet.

That’s where Angel Food Ministries can make the difference. Angel Food is a nationwide program offering low cost food relief to anyone in need. Order Deadline (Firm) Sept 14th Pick Day (Firm) Sept 19 (9am to 10:30am) If you or someone you know needs help – Angel Food is here for you.

Staley Baptist Church
A Place To Believe, Belong and to Be loved
440 West Railroad St, Staley NC, 27355 336-622-2965

Harvest International Ministry
Welcomes You To

Beginner Line Dance Classes
Every Friday from 7am to 8:30pm Cost $6 Per Person—Each Class You Can Do This!!!!!!! Instructor Jerry Allison Designed For Beginners

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

The Language of the Spirit
Music is one of the most magical forces in this world. It is a truly unique art. It has always touched me some where deep inside. Some of my earliest memories are o f dancing around my home in Maine, singing along with John Mellencamp with a little white t-shirt on. I was supposed to be napping, but there was something about the music that woke me up, drew me from bed and made me dance. That same thing happens to me still today. It's generally known that listening to music when feeling sad or dissatisfied lifts the spirit. Music can also reduce stress, help those with depression and provide relaxation. There is even an expanding field o f therapy called music therapy which uses music for healing. Music can relax your muscles, and reduce your breathing rate, both of which are directly related to stress and so contribute effectively to its reduction. Music can also motivate your body to produce serotonin, elevating your mood. Music can alter your brain wave pattern and so elevate your mood even after you stop listening to it, and it can motivate and inspire you. Music often makes a moment, as well. Think about a movie without a soundtrack. Think of a party without a dance mix. Think of a birthday without the birthday song, Christmas without “ Jingle Bells.” It also can defin e a whole era. What would the sixties be without “ Like A Rolling Stone”? The turn of the century without “Maple Leaf Rag”? How could you think of the eighties and not remember dancing to “ Like a Prayer,” or “ Thriller”? Music is essential to the creation of a mood and the impact it has on humans. Music is an art like none other. Music can also bring you back to a different time. Whenever I hear the song “ Lua,” by Bright Eyes, I’m brought right back to eighth grade. It can bring you back to a time, place, remind you of a person, and rekindle a long lost memory. Music is like a scent, or a location, or even an object—it can recreate scen es that you never knew you’d remember. A song can make me cry. It can make me laugh, it can make me angry. I love music. Nothing expresses the human spirit and soul quite like a song. Music has been an intrinsic and core part of my life. I play no instruments, I don’t write songs. I am just a appreciator o f music. Music makes a mood and can change a mood. It tells a story better than written words at times. So next time you’re stressed out, next time you’re sad, next time you want to go back to 1954, next time you’re ready for a little break, sit down and take in a good song. It’s always done the trick for me. --Aryn Leighton

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Hi Kevin, The seventh annual Farm Fest has changed this year! And when I look at the thermometer outside today I rememb er why. We are joining with Goat Lady Dairy and having our Fall events on Sunday, October 4th. Farm Fest, a Celebration of the Fiber Arts and Good Living, will have sheep, llamas, alpacas, angora goats and angora rabbits along with Fiber Artists and other Fine Artisans. There will be about 25 vendors here to demonstrate their crafts and sell their wares. There will be Sheep Dog Demonstrations at 11:30am and 2:00pm. A variety of musical offerings and of course Food - We will serve lunch from 11am to1pm. Several lamb offerings, hot dogs, plus middle eastern fare will be topped off with homemade Cocoanut cake. Ice cream from Homeland Creamery , beverages and other homemade goodies will be available all day. Farm Fest is from 11am to 5pm Open Farm at Goat Lady Dairy is from 1 - 5pm. There will be goats, turkeys, chickens, cows and pigs to see as well as the organic garden. Vendors will be selling beef, pork, chicken, goat and ostrich meat. And of course Cheese! Bring your cooler! There is no admission charge for either of these events. Please leave your pets at home!! Ann at Rising Meadow

Downtown Liberty

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


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

(A Place Where Friends Gather To Eat)

Daily Specials Everyday
Seniors Receive Free Drink With Meal
Over 30 Years Experience

Food Drive
For Liberty Assoc Of Churches Food Bank Liberty Showcase Is Running A Food Drive Now To Until Dec 31 Bring Buy Your Canned or Boxed Food To Liberty Showcase Help Make A Difference In Your Community

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

Kids Menu
Y’All Come Back Cafe


LOST & FOUND/ WANTED Lost Wallet: Found at Liberty School during the fall of 2007. Call with correct description to claim. 622-2253 Wanted : Old Chicken Feeders (Round or Trough Type) and Old Wagon Wheels Reasonable Price Paid Call 784-4628

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

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

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


Alpaca Farm Day
Saturday, Sept 26 11:00 am – 3:00 pm At CharMar Alpaca Farm 3846 Randolph Church Road Liberty NC 27298

Stanley offers superior

Home Care and Personal Care Products For Sale 15 Red Hens $85 Call 622-3530 Ask For RD

Admission is free!
Featuring Animals & Displays by: CharMar Alpacas Happy Hills Alpaca Farm Trailridge Alpaca Farm Rippling Winds Alpacas Events include: Spinning Demonstration, Educational Tent with hands on activities including a felting project, story time tent, alpaca cookie decorating, face painting, Moonwalk (weather permitting), sheep dog demonstration, info rmation on bees & honey production, unique alpaca produ cts, honey and crafts fo r sale Hickory Grove United Methodist Youth Fundraiser For More Info rmation Call 336-622-1792

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

Be Cautious About Giving Info to Census Workers
With the U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft. The first phase of the 2010 U.S. Census is under way as workers have begun verifying the addresses of households across the country. Eventually, more than 140,000 U.S. Census workers will count every person in the United States and will gather information about every person living at each address including name, age, gender, race, and other relevant data. The big question is - how do you tell the difference between a U.S. Census worker and a con artist? BBB offers the following advice: ** If a U.S. Census worker knocks on your door, they will have a badge, a handheld device, a Census Bureau canvas bag, and a confidentiality notice. Ask to see their identification and their badge before answering their questions. However, you should never invite anyone you don’t know into your home. ** Census workers are currently only knocking on doors to verify address information. Do not give your Social Security number, credit card or banking information to anyone, even if they claim they need it for the U.S. Census. While the Census Bureau might ask for basic financial information, such as a salary range, it will not ask for Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers nor will employees solicit donations. Eventually, Census workers may contact you by telephone, mail, or in person at home. However, they will not contact you by Email, so be on the lookout for Email scams impersonating the Census. Never click on a link or open any attachments in an Email that are supposedly from the U.S. Census Bureau. For more advice on avoiding identity theft and fraud, visit _ ( .

Vendor S pace Available Liberty’s Arts & Antiques Mall Call For Info 336-622-2442


Best Friends Come In All Shapes And Sizes. Why not tell your friends how much you enjoy them!!!! “ Don't choose your friends by social groups. Friends come in all different shapes, sizes, personalities, and classes." By Emi

Liberty Leader Newspaper Ph 336-404-9791 Fx 336-622-4298
PO Box 913 Liberty, NC 27298

Email— [email protected]

Advertise Here Call 336-404-9791

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

Chinese Restaurant
Ph 336-622-1518—Fx 336-622-1668
Liberty Rotary Youth Leadership Sponsor
The Liberty Rotary Club sponsored a local youth to the summer Youth Leadership Conference that was held in Raleigh. This years sponsor was local, Ana Martinz. Ana is a junior of Providence Grove High School. Ana gave the members of the club and update and a great big thank you for allowing her to attend. Ana stated, “ This was a great experience and I feel so thankful to be selected to go. On of my biggest challenge was a rope course. With me being terrified of heights , well all I can say it showed. This showed me a thing in leadership to use the support and help in others to get you along the path that is hard. Being Humble is a key in leadership. Another great event was our group had to build a tower out of drinking straws and to win we had to have the highest, but time limit was set. Here you have to work together and put a person in charge to eliminate chaos. Another challenge was we were told we were stranded in the desert and to list in order the items in our bag of supplies of importance. You will have to think things through and not go on impulse. I missed one of the most important items and now looking back seeing how crucial an item it was. That item was a mirror.. I thought it was not a major item, but now see I can use it to signal people. At the end of the week we had private time to reflect on what we learned during our week in Artwork. “ The club members as Ana questions and she responded with so much excitement. I asked Ana if she had any special comments to share. She said, “ I would defiantly recommend this to any one. The most important thing I learned was that leadership is not just taking charge and leading, but to work together.” Well the club was glad this lady represented the Liberty community and the club. This is just one of many activities the Liberty Rotary does to give back to the community.

Dine In
Take Out

Taste The Difference We us the finest ingredients Fresh and Healthy

252 W Swannanoa Ave (Liberty Plaza) Liberty, NC

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

Candy Brooks Dance Studio
527 Hoover St—Asheboro

(Classes Held At Liberty Elem. School Every Wednesday On Stage In Cafeteria) Classes For All Ages And All Styles Call For More Info 336-625-3234

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Tumbling
Graduating Class of 1955—Nathanael Greene High School
The 1955 Graduating Class of Nathanael Green e High School held their get together Saturday August 1st at Best Foods in Siler City. A great meal and fellowship was had by all. Those present were Elizab eth Heuser & husband Terry from Chicago, Ill, Sandra Weaton and husband Bud from Florida, Gleen Shaw from Gastonia, NC, Max Clapp and whife Joan from Liberty, Dan Garret and wife Nancy, Nancy Routh and husband Wayne of Liberty, Ellen Linberry of Liberty, Elizabeth Jones and husband Bill from Lynn Wood Lake, Clayton Ingold, Lucille Byrly and husband David from Julian, Faye Gunter and husband Charles, Leondia Holt from Forest Oaks and Robert Bowman From Kimesville, NC. Story By Ellen Linberry

Friends of the Library to host romance novelist Tracey Marley
Franklinville resident Tracey M arley, author of the forthcoming novel Promise for Tomorrow, will appear for a book talk and signing at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 10, at the Asheboro library. The program, sponsored by the Friends of the library, is free and the public is invited. Set in Greensboro, Promise for Tomorrow is the first novel in the Heritage House series of romances, and will be released on September 8 by Tate Publishing and Enterprises. M arley is a wife, mom and graphic designer whose creative spirit allows her to enjoy a life of service through drama, storytelling and channeling the gospel into pages of Christian fiction. Tracey is a graphic artist. This young lady lives in Franklinville, just down the road, where she calls home with her husband and young daughter and son. This is her first book to be published. This is a Christian novel. M ake a point to pick up a book and even better visit her at the Friends of The Library. 5

Vestals Florist & Garden Center
2272 Old US 421 N Siler City, NC 27344

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Dorothy & Albert Vestal Appreciates Y our Business

Greensboro. Families knew N.C. Hunters for the Hungry they could count on getting Nee ds Your Help fresh cut beef, pork, or poultry Triad Meat Company is now the Guilford County drop As I have always said, our community has so many while they waited. Or buy a off station for the N.C. Hunters for the Hungry. And I'd well kept secrets and that is my goal is to uncover side of beef for their freezer. like to take this opportunity to invite you all to particithem one at a time to my readers. Our next great In the late 80's the company pate in this cost effective program that will help reduce secret has local ties to the Liberty and Staley area. I became Ann's Triad Meats. hunger in the triad area. We have a budget to pay for 45 have been friends with Don and Marion Stevens for While operating the fresh deer to be processed into ground venison and then deseveral years. You may recognize Marion as the market, Triad Meats serviced lieverd to food shelters through out the triad area. We restaurants from one end of smiling teller at BB&T. Well last year Don shared a Meet The Friendly Staff have so far delieverd 536 lbs to Greensboro Urban the P iedmont to the other. story with me where he was working with his son at Ministry, 65 to Salvation Armys Center of Hope, 190 Today, Triad Meat Company is committed, more than ever, a meat market in Greensboro and the great outreach they provided lbs have gone to the Coat in Archdale, 200 lbs to Pleasthrough a group effort of Triad Meat and local hunters. That is to pro- to providing the Greensboro area with the best of both ant Garden Baptist Church's W.E. P rogram, 75 lbs. to vide meat to the hungry. You can read more of this in the side article. worlds. You still can come in the "Fresh Meat Market" and Alamance P resbytrain Church's Angel Food Minstry, Well, I paid his son, Darren Stevens, a visit this past month and fell in get your order cut fresh. Or if you are on the go, call ahead 60 lbs to needy families in the Stokesdale area, and 100 and it will be waiting on you. We still service over 40 local lbs to Grace Community. How Can You Help: love with this great place. So what is this Triad Meat? T riad Meat restaurants.” Wow, some history. So to get to know this Company has an extremely knowledgeable staff that brings more than Successful hunters that fill their tag now have a unique one hundred years of experience to the cutting block. They are inspected great guy, Darren, we set down to talk. Darren started out at opportunity to return to their heritage as food providers Southern Foods for seven years and then went to work as an and give back to their community to help the less fortudaily by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and have written Sanitation inspector for NC Dept Of Ag for another seven years and Operating P rocedures and HACCP programs. No Chemicals, no prenate. Just drop off any unwanted deer (skinned and then had opportunity to establish this business. He shares servatives, and no antibiotics. Just all natural, 100% beef, pork, and gutted) at Triad Meat Company and we will process poultry at fair, affordable prices. Triad Meat Company accepts most ma- this business between two other people. One splits the day it and get it to the relief agencies (at no cost) that serve up with him. Darren work part of the day and his wonderful jor credit cards, check, cash, and ebt. “ Don't trust your family's dinner to the hungry people of the triad. The Goal: 50 Deer. wife Sally “ Field” Stevens the other half. Oh yes the third just any grocer. Come to the experts. Come to the name you know and (Thats an estimated 2000 lbs. or 7000 meals.) Total person. He is a workaholic… and was a pleasure to learn you can trust. Come to Triad Meat Company.”, is the motto Darren P ounds Donated To Date: As of 1-19-08 1226 lbs. that it was no other than our Lord. Darren gives his success (est. 4413 meals) We'd like to thank all the participatbelieves in. They are open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm to the Lord and always trying to walk the ing volunteers and hunters in their support of this great and Saturday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and are located on Randlepath God wants. You may have noticed man Rd and this side of Greensboro. Darren shared some hisprogram. that I put Field in the name of his wife. tory of Triad Meat with me. He said, “ Nearly 40 years ago, a You see A & W Meats was her moms "Fresh Meat Market" named A & W Meats was opened in business, Ann. There before a car accident, Ann (mom) work side by side with her two daughters, Sally and Brandy. I know her mom loves the fact she is still in the business. The Stevens has kept this a fa mily ran and operated business. I Hot Dogs 2 For $1 asked Darren was there any tips to WOW!!!!!!!!! share. He said, “ Two...the first always Burgers 2 For $2 trust in the Lord and second is to be honest and treat your customers right.” Wow again...great advice. You may have noticed I said they were inspected by the government daily. That is because they do fresh meat cutting her. You see, the chicken for exa mple, is fresh Official Drop Off Location ice packed chicken, it is cut right in the store. Just as Triad Meat Company there pork and other meats are. Now so much of the 3023 Randleman Rd grocery story meats are packed with preservatives and New Hours Greensboro, NC 27406 additives...not the meat at Triad Meat. Everyone in our Wed,Thu,Friday Call 275-5671 or 274-6033 area knows it is getting close to Pig 11 to 2:30 4:30 to 8:30 P icking Season. NEW HOURS So if you are Sat 11 to 8:30 looking for fresh hams and shoulSun 11:30 to 8:30 ders, give them a call. Got a church outing and need case of Daily Buffet & Full Menu Items Kids Menu burgers or hotdogs, give them a call. They store is full service Wed & Sun—Country Buffet store, not only will you find Thur-Country/Italian Buffe t meats, you have seafood, dairy Fri & Sat-Country/Seafood Buffet products, boxed and bottle goods. Wed thru Sat– Country Lunch Buff et Why not stop in and visit them the next you go to Greensboro or better yet, make a special trip. Bring your cooler along and drive back with freshest meat. Tell Darren and Sally hey.

The Triad Meat Company Where Freshness Meets Quality


Come See Us!

Millstone Catering
Visit Us Online For Weekly Sales

Snow Camp, NC
Private Parties Welcome Catering Services

327 Drama Road, Snow Camp, NC Ph 336-376-6991 Bryan & M elodee

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

Julian Lions Fall Brunswick Stew Sale At Julian Lions Club Sat—Sept 12 8am to Noon $6 Per Qt.

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

Phone 622-3120

Fall Fashion Arrived
(Special End Of Summer Sale)

Come Visit With Us
Special Savings All Month Long Come Check Out The Specials
Your In vited To Kiln Opening & Open House
The Armfield Family would like to invite you to a kiln opening/open house on Saturday September 12th between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. We have the most extensive selection of pottery seen here in a number of years. Wood fired pots feature pieces in salt, slip, and alkaline glazes. Shapes include chickens, snake jugs, face jugs, dragon jugs, puzzle jugs, and many colored glazed earthenware pots like Bob turned at Seagrove Pottery. Oakland Pottery is located at 1501Hwy 22 South between Ramseur and Coleridge.


Multiple S tore Under One Roof But S till A Cozy S pot
I was not sure how to even title this story, but I finally decided on the one above. This business is like many others in our great community, a well kept secret. I want to start shining some lights on the great places we have. This story is on T.C. Communications that has it home in the Food Lion Shopping Center in Liberty. Well the name give a lot to what this store is all about, Communications. That is one of there key service. Now how about the T.C.? Well that will be the initials of the owner, Terry Combs. For numerous years Terry has made his livelihood in our fair town. His slogan is “For All Your Shipping, Copying, Faxing and Bill Payment Needs.” I mentioned FOOD LION SHOPPING CENTER in the title of this story, Multiple Stores Under One Roof. Well that is exactly what they have. Got that business item or that REGISTER TO WIN A ONE-HOUR perfect gift you want to arrive on time. You can ship from this MASSAGE FOR $2 PER TICKET! one location with UPS or FEDEX. How great to drop off your item and leave. The professional staff makes sure your package COURTESY OF EARTH VISIONS gets picked up and shipped off. Got that financial need such as a money orders or a moneygram, they have you covered. Do ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT: not have a fax machine or copier at home, well they have you covered there also. Need to get that payment in quick, well they have you covered there also. Need to pickup a wireless phone and do not want to fight the rush and crowds of the bigger cities. Well they have you covered there also. Now T.C. Communications is an official VERIZON dealer. Well lets not forget the other craze, the Lottery, they got you covered there also as an official NC Education Lottery location. Well the best of all I saved to last. The part of their name is Communication. Well that is the part they exceed at the most. From the friendly staff DRAWING TO BE HELD SEPT 23rd you will not want to leave and look forward to visiting the next time soon. (you need not be present to win)

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Grays Chapel UMC 5056 NC Hwy 22 N Frank linv ille 336-824-2463 www.gray Worship C elebration Sundays, 8:3 0am Traditional; 10:45am Conte mporary Wed 6:00 pm Meal, 7:0 0 pm classes
“Holding Forth the Words of Life”

True Temple Church of God S eventh Day
106 N Fayetteville St, Liberty; Phone 336271-2146 Pastor: Elder Ronnie L. Rorie Sr Lewis Grove Holiness Church 434 S Allison St—Liberty Sabbath School 11 am Worship Service 1:45 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; Wo rship - 11:00 am (including Children's Church )

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

Tabernacle UMC—5601 Liberty Rd. Greensboro, NC 27406 Annual Brunswick Stew Sale Saturday, September 26 Sale starts @ 3:00pm $6.00/quart Cakes and pies will also be for sale.
“ The Issacs” in Concert Tabernacle UMC Thursday, October 1 7:00pm Free AdmissionLove Offering Taken Doors Open at 6:00pm

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

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

Dr Larry Martin , Pasto r

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

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

Edwards Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Rainbow Tea September 13th -6:00 p.m. Everyone and anyone will is invited to attend .

—————————————————The Young Adult choir will celebrate their anniversary on the 4th Sunday during morning service 11:00 a.m. ———————————————————-

Edwards Grove
Miss ionary

Baptist Church 214 S. Foste r St Liberty Pasto r Rev. Arnold Barto n 622-2544

Homecoming at the Macedonia Baptist Church 7881 Old 421 Road Liberty,N.C. 27283 Sunday Sept. 13 Special Music by the Lighthouse Trio beginning at l0:00 AM till 12:00Noon Bring a covered dish and join

Sunday School 9:30 A.M.

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September 2009 - Health Corner - “Leukemia”
Leukemia is cancer of the bone marrow and blood. There are four different types of leukemia. 1. Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML): In 2008 an estimated 13,290 Americans were to be diagnosed. This type can run in families and, of children with leukemia, 1 in 5 have this type. Risk Factors: • Chemotherapy,• Radiation therapy• Smoking• Exposed to large amounts of benzene• Also Down syndrome and other rare genetic disorders like Fanconi anemia and Shwachman-Diamond syndrome increase the risk for this type Signs and Symptoms: • Tiredness, no energy• Shortness of breath with physical activity• Pale skin• Swollen gums• Slow healing cuts• Pinhead red spots under skin • Prolong bleeding from minor cuts• Mild fever• Black and blue easily • Aches in the bones like knees, hips or shoulders 2. Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL): this is a type of blood cancer and 5,430 people were estimated to be diagnosed with it in 2008. It is the most common type of leukemia and other names for it are Acute Lymphoblastic or Acute Lymphoid Leukemia. Risk Factors: • Exposure to high doses of radiation therapy for treatment of other cancers• Why normal cells change and become ALL cells is not fully known Signs and Symptoms: • Aches legs, arms and back• Black and blues• Enlarged lymph nodes • Headache• Pale skin• Pinhead size red spots under skin• Prolong bleeding from cuts• Shortness of breath with activity• Tiredness vomiting

God Moving In Liberty Area—Lake Juno Park Serves As Baptismal

“Wow” is all I can say. To see a line of people lined up to publicly proclaim their salivation with the Lord. Most baptism services are held inside the sanctuary of a church with the church family to see the step of faith. But for these great folks from Freedom Family Church that calls The American Legion Hut their home for church services, a baptism pool isn’t an option. So they asked Junior Jenkins, owner of Lake Juno Water Park in Liberty, if they could hold a special Sunday night worship service at his park and if he would allow them to do baptisms in the lake. With out a second thought he said yes. This group not only showed their step of faith publicly with family and friends but to complete strangers that was at the park for their fun outing. Wow...I just can imagine how this is what it was like in the days of Jesus when they baptized in the local rivers. Just imagine all the locals looking on and saying, “What are they doing?” Well this sign of faith is what creates sparks in others to try and figure out what us Christians get so excited about. I asked Pastor Randy Hand of Freedom Family Church about the services that Sunday. Randy stated, “We had a great service this Sunday Morning (with 83 attending) that ended with the alter being filled with people dealing with the truth of God's holiness. We learned that God's holiness reveals His separateness... and if we want to experience His presence, we have to be humble and contrite (ask someone who was there what those two words mean!). We also learned that God was pure--free from sin. So we can trust that He'll always do what's good for us. Finally, we learned that God expects us to be holy as He is holy--an incredible miracle if we let God work in us. BUT GOD WASN'T DONE! This afternoon we had 17 people being baptized at Lake Juno with 12 of them being first time baptisms! I'm amazed at how God is moving… We prepare to start a second service soon. God has revealed to me that in order to meet the needs of our community, we have to start a service at 8 am on Sundays. So on September 27th you can visit with us at the American Legion Hut for a regular 8am and then again for the 9:30am service.” I hope we are on the way to a true Revival in the Liberty and surrounding area. Just remember each of Christians has a spark in us, if we are start getting fired up for the Lord, before you know it there will be great a blaze in our area for the Lord. So just remember each little spark does make a difference. What is God telling you. If you are not a Christian and just want 3. Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML): Both children and adults to know what all this excitement is about, give me can get CML, but it usually adults. In 2009 alone 5,050 people are esti- a call, visit a local church or hey, pray a simple mated to be diagnosed with CML and another 22,475 live with it in the prayer “ Dear God I know I'm a sinner, I know I am U.S. Risk Factors: The American Red Cross urges individuals to • Exposure to very high loses of radiation• High doses of radiation therdonate blood as soon as possible. The current apy for other cancer, but most treated for other Cancers do not get CML blood supply has dropped critically low and there is no link between dental or medical x-rays and CML. throughout the Southeast. Donors of all blood types are welcome, but there is an urgent need Signs and Symptoms: for type O negative, B negative and A negative • Tiring easily• Short of breath with activity• Pale color skin• Enlarged blood donors. In the summer, blood shortages often occur bespleen• Night sweats• Inability to tolerate warm temperatures• Weight loss

These are common symptoms for other illness so you must check with your doctor for most of the time it will be another illness and not CML. 4. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL): An estimated 15,110 new

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cause individual donations decrease, along with the number of organizations that are able to sponsor blood drives. The absence of high school and college blood drives also contributes to this annual drop in donations because these drives account for approximately 20 percent of all donations.“ Collecting enough blood to meet hospitals’ needs during the summer is always a challenge,” stated Joyce Brendel, interim chief executive officer, American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region. “ This is especially true this year as many donors are also dealing with business closings, lay-offs and other issues relating to our current economy. Unfortunately, the need for blood doesn’t go away.” Brendel added, “ P atients are dependent on the Red Cross and volunteer blood donors to make sure blood is available to patients in need. Without an immediate response from generous people in the community, our ability to provide the needed blood will be limited.” Every two seconds someone in this country needs blood. That need for blood continues to grow each year far faster than the number of individuals who donate blood. Currently only 38% of the population is eligible to donate and only a fraction of those eligible actually do so. In the Carolinas Blood Services Region, the Red Cross must collect 1,600 units of blood each weekday to meet the needs of hospital patients. There is no substitute for blood, and the only source is from volunteer donors. Eligible blood donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in NC), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Donors with type O (positive and negative), B negative and A negative blood should consider an automated red cell donation, a process in which only red cells are donated. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE

Liberty Chamber News
By Aaryn Slafky , RTC Chamber Board Member

Fall Networking Lunch
he Liberty Chamber of Commerce will host a free networking lunch for members on September 23, 12 noon, at the American Legion Hut on Greensboro Street. Chamber Members are invited to bring materials about their businesses. Don’t forget to bring your business cards! Make the most of your Chamber membership. Join us for yet another great networking event brought to you by your Liberty Chamber. For more information and to RSVP, contact the Chamber at 622-4937.

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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!

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Local Law Practice Merge

Attorneys James L. Wilson of Liberty and Chad Douglas Garrett of Greensboro have merged their two practices unOperated der the name of Wilson Garrett Law, PLLC. S. Brian Walker, most re-cently employed as a prosecu-tor in the Guilford County District Attorney's office, has also joined the firm which will maintain offices at 605 N. Asheboro Street in Liberty and at 322 S. Eugene Street in Greensboro. Wilson established his firm in 1974 as a general practice, but in recent years has con-centrated in the field of elder law and more specifically in protecting assets and getting clients qualified for Medicaid benefits, with a current client base in eighty-two counties. Upon graduation from Elon University, Wilson attended Wake Forest University School of Law as a Babcock scholar where he graduated with honors and served as an author and editor of the Law Review. Prior to establishing his firm in Liberty, Wilson practiced , corporate law in Washington, 1 D.C. for several years. After serving as a prosecutor ( in the Guilford County District Attorney's office for several years, Garrett established a success ful criminal practice in Guilford and surrounding counties. During his tenure with the District Attorney's office, Garrett received spe-cialized training in forensic evidence, homicides, DWIs, domestic violence, trial advo-cacy and crash reconstruction; and served also as a special prosecutor in Chatham, Randolph, Alamance, Wake, and Surry counties. Garrett receiv ed his undergraduate and law degrees . from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Walker graduated with hon-ors from both Wake Forest University and North Carolina Central University School of Law where he served on the Law Review. After gradua-tion, Walker worked as an associate attorney for Forman Rossabi Black, P A before joining the Guilford County District Attorney's office as a prosecutor. In addition to the three at-torneys, the firm employs five full-time paralegals, two of whom are certi fied by the North Carolina State Bar. The firm will practice in the areas of elder law, criminal law, corporate law, domestic . law and civil litigation.

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Canadian Adventure Part 3
In parts one and two of this article, which were printed in the July and August 2009 issues of The Liberty Leader, it is made clear that the Vision Quest is a ceremony that benefits the individual and the society. Those days spent alone and in nature, with precious time to process life, is indeed a rite of passage. It clears the mind and body in ways that nothing else on earth can do. However, the Quest must be a calling of your heart. It is not a mind game. It is not one of the ‘to do’s’ on the list of your life, but a beckoning, a beginning of new life from this point on. Parts one and two explain how we had arrived at camp, prepared the quest participants along with their sites, and paddled across the lake to deliver them to those carefully-chosen sites. They had done the hard work of questing for four difficult and long days while Derek and I had protected them. Now the time has come for them to ‘return to the village with their wisdom’. Part three of the story continues below. One Questor is there immediately on the shore, hugging herself in the still-silent mode of the quest, as if to keep warm in this snow. I silently hug myself as well, showing my chill. She paces and waits on shore while I take the duty of collecting the two remaining Questors who will share our snowy canoe ride back to camp. It is first light of day, some hours before the sun actually breaks the horizon. I walk toward the site of the grandmother, the eldest of our group. I will not enter or look into her site, so I begin to call with the high then low note used to find people and pets…Juuuuuuuuu dy! I call several times before I see a flash of red-coat fabric moving toward me through the snow- sprinkled evergreens. Her expression is one of mixed relief that the anxiety-producing quest was actually over, and surprise to hear a human voice in the wilderness. It was unclear to her, for a time whether my voice was actual or imagined. We hug mightily, and silently and turn toward the shore. I call out to the other questor and soon the three of them and myself are finally united on the snowy lakeshore. While preparing to board the canoe, the ‘canoe-acrossCanada’ questor began to strip off her layers, one at a time in the snow. She came to her warmest, most precious layer, took it off and put it on me. I stared in amazement at the scene, while protesting. She would not receive it back again, redressed herself with what she had and silently we all climbed aboard and pushed off toward the camp. I, the Protector, had just been protected and rescued from the cold by exactly the one I was there to protect. She, having had no access to fire or food, sitting in the rain, thunder storms, cold and now snow for four days had just made the supreme sacrifice. Life is that way. We are protected during our young lives and then become protectors in our own right of our own children and then our elder parents. How funny to be reminded of this, just now. This day is set aside for them to sip broth, then eat mostly broth vegetable soup. They must paddle back and forth across the lake cleaning and returning their quest sites to before-quest natural order as much a possible. Then they write and write in their journals while talking very little. Recording the subtle events along with the life-shaking profound events is most important at this time. The most precious heart of the quest is written and not shared aloud, for this will dilute the power of it. This must all be put down on paper before it is forgotten. If not written down, 50 % of it is lost in a few days, 90% is lost in a month. Try remembering what you did two weekends back, in detail. It is decided by unanimous vote to move camp out of the vicious wind, which continues to buffet us. As we pack and prepare to move, we hear the buzz of a float plane in the distance. It flies right over us, dipping the wing in acknowledgement. Such is the behavior of ‘neighbors’, who fish somewhere in the next hectare. It takes twice as long to move camp now. It takes three times longer to do what we did in the same time frame only five days ago. When we get to the other side of the land bridge, the wind is calm. How could a few hundred feet and a rock cliff make so much difference? Derek and I point out to them how much slower all of their movements have become. It is called ‘quest head’ and affects everyone who quests in varying degrees. People are not allowed to drive with quest head, but I suppose they can paddle. We gunnell up, share some pumpkin seeds, count paddles, packs and maps, and push off. Delighted with the much less wind and waves, we enjoy the paddle and settle on a point for tonight’s camp. The food is getting dangerously low, since the cold had created voracious appetites. Derek made the supreme sacrifice, to ferment a sourdough in his sleeping bag (remember the need for bear barrels?). We brought the starter along and it lived through the cold. Now he has mixed it into dough for bread. “Now we have to warm and raise it for baking”, he announces. Guess who gets to ‘wear’ the bread so that it can rise. I put the dough over my tee shirt, cover it with my layers of clothes and zip my coat. My body heat raises the dough, because the day is still in the 30 degrees for a high temperature. “Don’t bend or sit down”, Derek advises or you will damage the loaf. So, I walk around, while my belly grows and everyone else is setting up camp and starting our dinner. I am excused from many activities due to my ‘condition’. Finally, Derek calls and births the dough, which is then baked in the Dutch oven, brought along just for this loaf of bread. The smell of freshly baked bread deep in the wilderness plays tricks on the mind. Now that the dough was born and taking on a life of it’s own, I am free to scout the area. I find wonderful dry, thin weed tops from last year’s growth. Great to start fires with, I note in my mind. Then while I search for the best place for a tent, I come across a rock face that is in fact enclosed. I note this because the wind is picking up again, whipping around this jutting point of stone on the open lake. I hear the tarp being put up against the rain, which has started again as well. I select a tent site that is nearer to the campfire area, a little more central. Dinner is shared under the tarp with rain flowing down the backs of the people on the outside. We take turns

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Running for Mayor, Part Two. By Larry Alexander My adventure with riding with the Liberty Police Department was very informative, and I learned quite a few things. However, Mayor of a city is just about the same as running your own business. There are expenditures, revenues and payroll for the city as well as a host of other issues that have to be handled daily. However, we in Liberty are very fortunate that we have a City Manager, Mr. Roger Davis. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Mr. Davis and was able to ask questions about the inner workings of the city. After a while, Mr. Davis gave me a grand tour of some of the improvements that are taking place due to a stimulus package that our city received. By the way, Mr. Davis went to a meeting in Raleigh and spoke on Liberty’s plan, which contributed to receiving the grant of $150,000.00 and the other loan of $150,000.00 for our sewer program. When you see Roger throw up your hand and say thanks. It is city employees like him that we need to keep around. I have learned that our city cut its operating budget by $100,000.00 to keep the services and employees working in Liberty. Our revenues are not climbing like the expenditures are, and Mr. Davis has nowhere else to cut. Our Police Chief Brown and our Fire Chief Beard and other city department heads have cut all they can. A lot of cities in this state are in the red - red meaning losses (going in the hole). However, I have a plan that will put the city back on its feet again. This is a plan that I will talk about during the debate I will have against Mr. Jim Parker for Liberty Mayor. This debate will be open to the public, and I invite everyone who lives in Liberty to please attend. You need to know and meet your Mayor and ask the questions that you want answered. The time has come for new leadership, new vision, and new ideas for Liberty. For the past 22 years Liberty has had only two Mayors. Do you want to keep this record going or is it enough? This record stops with me. This is the second article I have written for Liberty Leader. I will write one each month to keep you informed of what I see needs to hapAdvertise In T he Liberty Leader pen in our town. If I am elected, an article each month will appear in the Liberty Give Us A Call 336-404-9791 Leader advising the citizens of Liberty what is happening in our community. Remember, a vote for Larry Alexander is a vote for Liberty. See you at the polls on Nov. 3rd! Story By Larry Alexander


standing near the fire, and getting to the inside of this huddle. (Canadian Adventure Continued) People are hungry, the bread is delicious, worth sharing my precious body heat to help
produce. Tonight is the last ‘official’ meeting as post-questors become paddlers. Soggy coats and shoes are piled high in the vestibule of the largest tent. We snuggle in together, enjoying the warmth and dry. This is our last ‘official’ meeting. Everyone is still journaling feverishly to commit their experience to paper before it evaporates fro m their mind. We all are working to make sense of all that has happened in this place to this particular group of people at this particular place and time. We each carry a puzzle piece, Derek now shares with the group. We are born with it and carry it all our lives. It fits a really bigger life puzzle that includes ourselves and others in our world, and the whole of all that is. As we carry this puzzle piece all of our lives, every thought, action and event of life begins to shape and color the piece. Each person carried their puzzle piece of life (with the belief of who they thought they were or had become), into the quest circle with them. Everything that happened to them, EVERYTHING, shaped, trimmed and colored that puzzle piece. The rain, snow, cold, discomforts, giddy highs and deep lows all had effects that only the one who experiences can interpret. But change them, it did. Now, we will carry that puzzle piece forward in their lives toward that bigger life puzzle. Who will we touch? Who will touch us? How will we make a differ ence? P urpose is a color and a shape of that piece and will fit perfectly with other puzzle pieces when the colors and shapes that match it are found. We all think of life be fore this mo ment and how our puzzle piece looks and feels so much differ ent in our pockets in this moment. We share our time together while basking in the dry and the warmth of the tent. The time is bitter sweet. We wish these feelings and experiences would never end and yet we yearn for and miss our loved ones. Goodnights are said and some stay who call the tent their home for this night. Others, like myself, sort my wet clothes from the others in the pile, and dash for my tent without even putting them on again. Another long day and I am very tired. I put on my fleece sleep hat, slide into my warm bag and drift away, with rain still tapping on the tent. Next morning, my tent mate says, “ You have snow flakes on your hat”. Yes, I thought sleepily, they are embroidered there. I had bought the hat a year before fro m a thrift shop in the middle of the summer. It was navy blue and had tiny snowflakes embroidered. I used it only for my outdoor sleep hat. “ No, I really mean it”, ca me the reply. I bolt awake and realize that the snow is coming through the mesh of the tent as it blew. There are snow drifts around the bottom edge of the tent. I put on my wet clothes and go out. Derek is trying to light the fire. The tarp put up against the rain last night at dinner is in shreds. Snow is blowing hard. It is a blizzard. I guess this is the strike that the weather beast was saving for last. The fire won’ t go in the blizzard conditions. We try several times. The wood is wet, the wind very strong and snow is everywhere. I re me mber my little scouting trip the day before and hatch a plan. I take Derek to the stone ledge outcrop that I had seen. The wind is less strong there, in the stone enclosure. We move the fire ring and some of the wood to the new area out of the blowing blizzard. I collect the dried plants that I had seen, knowing that they would flash a fire. I dig under the snow and shake it off the dry plant. Viola, this is tender for starting the fire that will burn like gasoline. Now we can heat water and cook. But there is yet another problem. Derek makes an announcement to those who have ventured out of the tents, that due to the blizzard conditions, we may have to hole up for another day. This will mean a satellite phone call to the folks of everyone back home, and I will miss my flight. Our pick up van will have to be called and delayed. We cannot paddle in these conditions, for it is completely unsafe, Derek decides. On top of that, our food stores are very low and we have to ration food. So everything has to be counted and divided evenly for the meals. We will be ok, as soon as the blizzard lets up. Hopefully, it will be sooner than later, or we may have to call out the helicopters of our EMT participant to make a drop of food and toilet paper. The snow is really beautiful, even though it is an unhandy time for it to fall. We seldom have snow like that in the States. Many of the Canadians choose to stay in their tents. There isn’ t much to do but to wait this one out. P eople journal and draw and we hear frequent bursts of laughter from the big, communal, last-night’ s-meeting tent. The blizzard blows on and we begin to see a crack in the clouds and blue sky shows through, just a touch. Could the weather beast be losing his grip on us? The blue sky begins to win out against the heavy clouds filled with snow. We have not yet made those calls on our satellite phone, and may not need to call out after all. Derek asks me i f I a m up to paddling for maybe three hours if the weather breaks. I look at the determined sun trying to force rays of light through thinner clouds. The snow has stopped. It seems to be only about four o’ clock so I agree that making some 12 time toward our take out spot may be a good plan. We inform the group and

the activity resembles a fire ant hill that has been disturbed. We pack up camp in record time. They are not as slowed down as they were when first coming out of quest. We hit the water against the wind and paddle hard, determined to make up the time that we have lost due to the blizzard. The shores are beautiful with snow on the evergreens and covering the ground with white. The wind forces us, though, to keep our mind on the matter of paddling. I a m tired and hope to reach our destination soon. We get to a site that is one day’ s paddle fro m our rendezvous with the van. Gunnelled up, we take a vote on whether to paddle on with the wind in our throats or pull out for the night. My tired muscles vote to camp as soon as possible. P erhaps tomorrow there will be calm, peaceful waters and no wind, I say. Nobody believes that could possibly be the case, but we stay anyway. Dinner is rationed and cooked. I can hardly function. I need sleep more than I need food. The problem, I find out, is that it is past ten thirty at night and the sun looks like 6pm. Here, the sun stays up until 11:30pm on the long days of the year. Without a watch, I had been way off with what time I had thought it was. No wonder I had stayed so tired. Some sweet souls stayed up to clean dishes and make pancakes for breakfast. Tomorrow is a very long day and we will leave early without making a fire for cooking breakfast. I fall fast asleep in broad ‘daylight’ at eleven pm, drea ming of peace ful waters. When I wake, most folks are up and have already packed up their tents. Derek ducks his head into the tent door and says, “ I have a confession to make”. I can’ t imagine what he is about to say until I see a ragged, plastic, zipper bag with one lone, worn piece of Deer Jerky in it. “ I liked the Deer Jerky so much that I just kept eating it. Here, you can have this piece, he offers. “ No” I say, feeling proud that he liked it. And with that two of us have resolved issues. His guilt is resolved and my Deer Jerky mystery is resolved. I get up and eat my rationed cold pancakes, which are really quite good. The wind was eerily quiet. It had been a constant companion. We get on the water and what do you know. The surface is like glass. There is no wind and the joy of paddling is immense. We gunnell up and count paddles, packs and maps then begin to drift far away fro m each other to relish in this peaceful joy. My hopeful prediction has come true. The shores for m a sort of artful ink blot of the kind used by psychologists. The kind where they ask you what you see in them. What you see tells the psychologist about the workings of your mind. Where the water meets the shore the glassy calm of the water-mirror makes a perfect reverse image of the shore. The picture is a sort of double shore, one above and one below. The trees, snow and stones reflected in the water seem to be more crisp and vivid than the actual ones on the shore. Even the sky reflected in the water is more like sky than the sky. It was hypnotic. I stared at the shoreline as we paddled ever nearer to our meeting with the van that would take us back to the city. I watched the shoreline ink blot for hours, learning that the blizzard had affected areas far away fro m where we had ca mped on the point, for there was still snow on these shores. We portage our gear and canoes across the rocky areas and around the waterfalls, but as soon as we are again afloat, I can watch the shoreline artwork. It is in shapes of a fluted flower vase, lying on its side and endless. The day re mains calm, sunny and beautiful. It is unbelievable to think that 24 hours ago, there was a blizzard raging. This near last time that I exit the canoe before we are done with the trip, of course I step into the water with one foot again, but also I fall hard on my knee on the stone. Derek, riding shotgun in my canoe, says, “ You haven’t quite gotten that yet”. No, I answer while gritting my teeth in pain, and looking down in embarrassment. I sit and watch for a few minutes to let the pain subside before helping to carry remaining packs and gear. We arrive at precisely the place we began on the shore of this lake. It seems to be years ago. Some o f the paddlers swim in the freezing waters of the lake. They are the Canadians of course. It is a sort of ritual to signal the end of a hard-won chapter of their lives. We enter our vans for the ride home. All of the participants crowd into one van this time, united in their experience and with many similar colors on their puzzle pieces. Derek and I ride in the van that tows the canoes. I ask questions about Canada and life there. I see the scenery in reverse fro m when we ca me in. The scene will be imprinted in my mind, this land of expeditions, this land of the solid and the strong, this land of the Weather Beast. The participants reunite with their fa milies, collect their gear, hug goodbyes and disappear into their lives once more. They carry with them the journals that hold the only words expressing what they have just experienced. I prepare for my re-entry into society. I navigate crowded airports and drag a bag from Canada to the US (across the international boundary). It is a time o f high security at airports. I have a secret that they will not discover. There is my newly-shaped and colored puzzle piece that I will carry toward my next adventure. The bare-boned trees of the north give way once again to spring in the south as I fly over the countryside. It is good to be home. But there is one more little detail. My bags are lost once more, and I find them on my porch the next morning. I just keep losing baggage. Maybe that is a good thing to do in life. Guess I need to do a little journaling my-

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A young lady named Sally, relates an experience she had in a seminary class, given by her teacher, Dr. Smith. She says Dr. Smith was known for his elaborate object lessons. One particular day, Sally walked into the seminary class and knew they were in for a fun day. On the wall was a big target and on a nearby table were many darts. Dr. Smith told the students to draw a picture of someone that they disliked or someone who had made them angry, and he would allow them to throw darts at the person's picture. Sally's girlfriend drew a picture of a girl who had stolen her boyfriend. Another friend drew a picture of his little brother. Sally drew a picture of a former friend, putting a great deal of detail into her drawing, even drawing pimples on the face. Sally was pleased at the overall effect she had achieved. The class lined up and began throwing darts, with much laughter and hilarity. Some of the students threw their darts with such force that their targets were ripping apart. Sally looked forward to her turn, and was filled with disappointment when Dr. Smith, because of time limits, asked the students to return to their seats. As Sally sat thinking about how angry she was because she didn't have a chance to throw any darts at her target, Dr. Smith began removing the target from the wall. Underneath the target was a picture of Jesus. A complete hush fell over the room as each student viewed the mangled picture of Jesus. Holes and jagged marks covered His face and His eyes were pierced. Dr. Smith said only these words, "In as much as you have done it unto the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto Me" (Matthew 25:40). No other words were necessary; the tear-filled eyes of each student focused only on the picture of Jesus Christ. Have you thrown any darts? Lord, please help me not to throw a dart today. I know I wound You most of all.

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IBERTY — Mr. Charles Clayton Elliott, 44, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2009. There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, at Fairview Cemetery in Liberty. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of assisting the Elliott family. LIBERTY — Mr. Clarence "Buddy" Ernest Fogleman Jr., 91, of Liberty, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2009. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, at First United Methodist Church of Liberty with the Rev. Gene Dean officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Mr. Fogleman was a World War II United States Army Air Corps veteran, where he s erved his country for two and a half years. Mr. Fogleman was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Ernest Sr. and Elizabeth McCuiston Fogleman. Mr. Fogleman is survived by his wife o f 67 years, Mrs. Cladora (Clay) Fogleman; one son, Dr. Chuck Fogleman and wife, Patti, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and one sister, Becky Malone of Burlington. In lieu of flowers the family request contributions to be made to First United Methodist Church of Liberty, P.O. Box 220, Liberty, NC 27298. Loflin Funeral Home o f Liberty has the honor o f serving the Fogleman Family. Offer condolences at www. 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. IBERTY — 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 Grov e Baptist Church of Liberty. Burial will be in Amos Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are by Knotts and Son Funeral Home of Siler City. LIBERTY — Libero Samuel "Chic" Lavezzi, 97, of Liberty passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2009. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 15, at 4 p.m. at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Liberty. Loflin Funeral Home o f Liberty has the honor o f serving The Lavezzi Family. LIBERTY — Mrs. Marjorie Hoffman Lowdermilk, of 5539 Liberty Grove Road and formerly of Bennett, died Thursday, August 27, 2009, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, at Grace Community Church in Ramseur, where she attended, with Rev. Kenneth Huggins officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery near Bennett. Mrs. Lowdermilk was a Guilford County native and was retired from Blue Bell and Greensboro Manu facturing. She was the widow of Wilber Lowdermilk and was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Bennett. 14 Survivors include her daughters, Dianna Smith of Trinity and Janice Miller of Liberty, with whom she made her home; seven grandchildren, 17 greatgrandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren. The family will be at the Janice Miller residence, 5539 Liberty Grove Road, Liberty, NC 27298. Memorials may be directed to Community Home Care and Hospice, 1414 E. Eleventh St., Siler City, NC 27344. Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett is serving the Lowdermilk family.

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American Small Towns
I have a friend that lives out to state that I was talking to them about living in a small town. The challenges we face being a small town. They too live in a small town and wanted to send me a story for my paper that they had run in there area. It sums up a general American Small Town. They stated we are not alone in the struggle of a small town...but not to over look the benefits. Living in a small town is different in many ways. And it is not different in ways that people think it should be. There is just as much good and evil. But in a small community, it is just more personal. More intense. The neighbors won't help you raise your kids. Somehow people think it is less damaging to neglect their kids in a small town than in a large city. It isn't. Drugs, crime, and uselessness will find them here too. Families still have to be involved. You cannot find out about the housing market 6 months in advance. You find the house you want to purchase or rent the day you go looking for it. Whatever is available then, is all there is. There may be only a handful of rentals open at any given time, sometimes not that, and whatever is open when you look, is what you take, because there is nothing else. If you buy a house, you may wait for some time before one comes on the market that you really want. But there are compensations.

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The quiet, that sometimes drives you nuts, but usually welcomes you and soothes the frenzy. The fact that you know the dangers. Kids can learn to work from the neighbors because you know the neighbors. They can work anywhere in town, because the whole town is more of a known quantity. The fact that reputations are not transient in small towns - yours, for good or evil, will follow you even when the population has a high turnover rate. The people that help you during the hard times, that come out of the woodwork with caring gestures, then fade back into the fabric of the town when the crisis is over.

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person can be completely self-sufficient in themselves, because you may not be able to just GET what you need, be it two eggs, or a plumber in the middle of the night. It is a good life though. Which is why small towns attract people to them each year, who come for no other reason than that it IS a small town. It is different enough, that a large percentage of people who come to a small town do not stay. They either cannot find a job - you cannot be a job hopper, there just aren't enough - or they experience a hurtful experience with a neighbor, or feel too confined and do now wish to adapt. If you can stick it out for two years though, it changes you. Makes you more thoughtful, weathers your character a bit, helps you be more patient, helps you look to yourself for your esteem. Good changes. After two years, you know whether you can enjoy it for the long haul. Before that, you are just playing at living in a small town - on an extended vacation. Many people who have been raised in a small town come back to their roots. They may complain of it when they get bored, but they come back for the comfort and cozy familiarity of small town life. Small has many degrees. A town of 10,000 has a McDonalds, a grocery store, and traffic lights - there may be a taxi, unlikely to be buses. A town of 5000 may or may not have name brand fast food, but they do have a grocery store and perhaps a traffic light or two, and it would be rare if they had even a single taxi service. A town of 2000 will have a grocery store, but generally not have fast food, they may have a single traffic light, and probably has paved streets get a bike, because if you do not have a car, you'll be walking, biking, or sharing rides. A town of 500 to 1000 may have a small, fairly expensive grocery store (the owners have no choice in their pricing!), no traffic lights, and a combination of paved and gravel streets. A town of less than that simply cannot support a grocery store unless there is a high amount of rural population surrounding it which depends on it also, it will rarely have a traffic light, and will often have mostly gravel streets.

Look at what the town offers before you make assumptions as to how small small is. Then find the advantages, and set out to enjoy them, while Building a home, or starting a business usually involves compensating for the inconveniences.

less red tape. You are closer to life here. More removed from distractions. If you crave distractions, small town living just won't do. You need to be a little more independent, a little more at peace with your own company, more able to enjoy your family and close friends. You keep a little extra food on hand, because there may not be a store close by, or open all hours. You learn to depend on neighbors for little things that no


Gov. Perdue Announces Library Card S ign-up Month
Gov. Bev Perdue today designated September as Library Card Sign-up Month in North Carolina, encouraging children, families and North Carolina residents to explore their public library and its many resources and to sign up for the “smartest card.” “A public library card gives you access to a whole world of information and imagination,” said Gov. Perdue. “During these tough economic times, our state’s public libraries are critical because they help residents learn to read, use computers and develop other skills they need to succeed.” During September the State Library of North Carolina, the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, and libraries from Murphy to Manteo, both rural and urban, join to spread the message that the library card is the “smartest card” to have in your wallet. The goal is to make the library card the most valued and used card for North Carolina residents. Nearly five million North Carolinians are card-carrying library users. During the last fiscal year more than 37 million North Carolinians visited their public libraries and more than 9 million of them used library computers. Growth in materials being checked out, customer visits and especially internet use at libraries continues a trend. Nationally public library visits are up 19% from 2000 to 2006. Circulation of library materials is up 20%. Access to public computers is up 86%. Secretary of Cultural Resources, Linda A. Carlisle, has visited several libraries since her appointment. She states, "Libraries are places of great opportunity. They serve as an integral part of our communities, helping our citizens improve themselves, their families and their lives and sparking creativity and imagination. Everyone in our state should have the ‘smartest card’, a library card!" The "Smartest Card" initiative is part of The Campaign for America's Libraries, a multi-year public awareness and advocacy effort by the American Library Association. Begun in 2004, the campaign promotes the value of public libraries nationwide.

NBC polled on this question.
This is not sent for discussion. If you agree, forward it. If you don't, delete it. I don't want to know one way or the other. By me forwarding it, you know how I feel. I'll bet this was a surprise to NBC. Do you believe that the word God should stay in American culture? NBC had a poll on this question. They had the highest number of responses that they have ever had for one of their polls, and the percentage was this: 86% to keep the words, In God We Trust and God in the Pledge of Allegiance, 14% against. That is a pretty 'commanding' public response. I was asked to send this on if I agreed or delete if I didn't. Now it is your turn. It is said that 86% of Americans believe the word God should stay. Therefore, I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a mess about

RCC Kicks Off Cultural Arts Series with World S tage Sept. 15

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Randolph Community College will kick off its 2009-10 Cultural Arts Series with a World Stage event on Tuesday, Sept. 15, on the Asheboro Campus . The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature samples of international cuisine, martial arts demonstrations, a photography exhibit, and performances that represent a variety of nations and cultures. The food and demonstrations begin at 6 p.m. in the plaza between the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center and the Student Services Center. Performances begin at 7 p.m. in the LRC auditorium. Seating is limited, so go to RCC's Web site to download a free ticket at

Upcoming events include the following. Many events are free of charge. Piece Work, featuring the Touring Theatre of North Carolina, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27. Holiday Concert & Tree Lighting, featuring an instrumental quartet, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Quest: The Journey of the Literary Hero and the Ordinary Man, an interactive, thoughtprovoking lecture by English instructor Jennifer Macy, 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21. An Evening With Fred Chappell, former N.C. Poet Laureate, Wednesday, Feb. 24. Wiley and the Hairy Man, presented by UNCG's Theatre for Young People, 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 24. Harmonious Hodgepodge, a night of homespun music, 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20.

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Other special events for the year include a Meditation, Relaxation, and Yoga workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 7-8 p.m., in RCC's Foundation Conference Center, and Classic Movie Nights set for 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11 and Feb. 18 in the LRC auditorium.

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The Best Dog Story Ever
They told me the big black Lab's name was Reggie as I looked at him lying in his pen. The shelter was clean, and the people really friendly. I'd only been in the area for six months, but everywhere I went in the small college town, people were welcoming and open. Everyone waves when you pass them on the street. But something was still missing as I attempted to settle in to my new life here, and I thought a dog couldn't hurt. Give me someone to talk to. And I had just seen Reggie's advertisement on the local news. The shelter said they had received numerous calls right after, but they said the people who had come down to see him just didn't look like "Lab people," whatever that meant. They must've thought I did. But at first, I thought the shelter had misjudged me in giving me Reggie and his things, which consisted of a dog pad, bag of toys almost all of which were brand new tennis balls, his dishes, and a sealed letter from his previous owner. See, Reggie and I didn't really hit it off when we got home. We struggled for two weeks (which is how long the shelter told me to give him to adjust to his new home). Maybe it was the fact that I was trying to adjust, too. Maybe we were too much alike. For some reason, his stuff (except for the tennis balls - he wouldn't go anywhere without two stuffed in his mouth) got tossed in with all of my other unpacked boxes. I guess I didn't really think he'd need all his old stuff, that I'd get him new things once he settled in. but it became pretty clear pretty soon that he wasn't going to. I tried the normal commands the shelter told me he knew, ones like "sit" and "stay" and "come" and "heel," and he'd follow them - when he felt like it. He never really seemed to listen when I called his name - sure, he'd look in my direction after the fourth of fi fth time I said it, but then he'd just go back to doing whatever. When I'd ask again, you could almost see him sigh and then grudgingly obey.

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Boyhood Home of Andy Griffith? Where Is It?
Mt. Airy is the boyhood home of Andy Griffith. You can still see glimpses of the life he remembers at Floyd’s City Barber Shop, Opie’s Candy Store and Wally’s Service Station. Get a pork chop sandwich at the Snappy Lunch. (By the way, I have personal experience with the pork is Awesome) Recording artist Donna Fargo was also a native and the famous Siamese Twins settled here. Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart was born six miles away. The world’s largest open faced granite quarry can be seen in Mt. Airy. Every September enjoy Mayberry Days, with stars of the old TV show and lots of food and fun. October brings the Autumn Leaves I Personally Taste Tested This Great Festival with bluegrass and gospel entertainment, crafts, Pork Sandwich….AWESOME!!!!! and food. Tommy Jarrell is memorialized at the world famous Old Time Fiddler’s Convention. One of the Southeast’s largest vineyards, Shelton Estates, is only 15 minutes away and the Old North State Winery is the only main street winery in the state. Come pull up a rocking chair and stay awhile in the Carolina Community of Mount Airy. Take you a day trip there, you will enjoy it.

Local Doctor Points to Study in Infant Care Chiropractic Care May Improve Infants’ Sleep

A pilot study conducted by Joyce Miller and Matts Klemsdal evaluated whether routine chiropractic care in infants had also improved the patients’ sleep pattern. Sleep problems plague about 25 percent of all infants; they are measured by the time it takes the child to settle down, the amount of consecutive sleep hours the child accumulates and the quality of sleep. All this can add a great amount of stress to new parents. And according to Liberty -based Dr. Tom Blake D.C, in many cases, a disturbed sleep pattern is usually also accompanied by an infant’s excessive crying. Dr. Blake points to pilot study published this year in the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics. In the study, 116 infants, who were in chiropractic care for various health challenges, were rated on their sleep behavior during the course of their care. Of the infants, only 10 percent had initially come to the chiropractor because of dysomnia or sleep disturbances, while the majority of the children received chiropractic care for excessive crying. The parents were asked to complete a questionnaire on their child’s sleep pattern after the 1st, 4th and 7th visit to the chiropractor on the amount of hours the child slept, the quality of sleep and the time it took for the child to fall asleep. The data was analyzed and showed a significant improvement in the children’s sleep pattern after the adjustments. After the 1st visit, almost 40 percent of infants slept deeper. That percentage jumped to more than 60 percent after the 7th visit. The percentage of children who had difficulty falling asleep fell from more than 65 percent after the 1st visit to just over 22 percent after the 7th visit. Most children had received adjustments to the upper cervical spine. “This is an important finding that warrants more scientific and clinical research,” adds Dr. Blake. Chiropractic care seems not only to help children get a better night’s sleep, it also reduces the stress on parents. And stress, as we all know, has its own health challenges.” Anyone wishing more information may contact Dr. Blake, whose office is located at 104 N. Greensboro St. Liberty NC (telephone 336-622-

Ground Breaking Ceremony Community Celebrated with Happy Hills Animal Foundation, Inc. Ground Breaking Ceremony for Their New Addition.
The Joseph C. Gaudioso Memorial Building is the new addition for Happy Hills Animal Foundation here in Staley. On August 31, 2009 at 6:30pm at Happy Hills Animal Foundation, Inc. which is located at 3143 Happy Hills Dr., Staley, NC 27355, family and friends came out to celebrate in the occasion. Refreshments were served. So how did they get to this point? Well on Easter Sunday 2004 proved to be the most devastating day in Happy Hills history. A fire broke out in the early night hours. With the rising sun the staff found all animals rescued and safe, although the office, house, storage areas, as well as both cattery buildings were destroyed. Devoted to continue the dream, Cheryl Routh and the HHAF staff continue on day by day in the hopes that “one more will find a home”. This dream is supported entirely from private donations, sponsors, gifts and volunteers. With a generous gift from the estate of Joseph C. Gaudioso , Happy Hills is moving forward. After many years working in the animal control industry of NC, Cheryl Routh saw first hand the need for another option for the homeless animals of our area. The county shelters were extremely overcrowded as they remain today. Adoption programs were almost non-existent with over 90 % of the homeless being doomed to euthanasia due to lack of funds and space. A better option for these innocent lives needed to be found. Happy Hills Animal Foundation was “born” 23 years ago out of a dream for a better option! In 1986 this dream took shape as Happy Hills Animal Foundation. Originally HHAF served the local area. Through the years the foundation has reached out statewide and with internet technology nationwide. By 1989 the rescue work had grown so much that HHAF was incorporated as a non-profit organization. Thousands of dogs and cats, as well as other animals like potbellied pigs, rabbits, etc. have been rescued and adopted through Happy Hills. HHAF operates under a no-kill philosophy; adoptable animals may stay weeks, months, even years before they find their forever homes. Many changes have been seen through the past 23 years but the purpose of the foundation has always remained the same. The foundation mission is to furnish meals, veterinary care and love for the abandoned and abused animals that are sheltered. Through humane education and special programs for children, HHAF will reduce the number of animals abused and abandoned in our community. Through spay/neuter education and by altering all the animals that are rescued, HHAF will reduce the number of unwanted animals born in our community.

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July 25, Saturday; Lunch provided by Connie Bullins and Hickory Grove UMC. Work consisted of interior painting,roofing the outdoor bldg., installing doors, and trimming inside windows.13 total volunteers (1 from Liberty, 3 from Habitat families, 4 from various areas of Randolph Co., and 5 from Central Methodist. July 29, Wednesday; Lunch provided by Alice Bruner. Work consisted of more interior painting ,insulating the crawl space, landscaping and installing interior doors. 20 total volunteers (9 from Liberty, 11 from Randolph Co.) Come by and enjoy refreshments while you Aug. 01, Saturday; Lunch provided by New Salem UMC. Work consisted of electrical tie ups, floor shop the DOLLAR DAYS we are having along underlayment, wood laminate flooring, and, yes, more interior painting. 9 total volunteers (3 from Liberty, 3 from Habitat families, and 3 from parts of Randolph Co.) with the other in house sales. Aug. 03, MONDAY; No lunch provided. Work consisted of landscaping, more painting, D IS C install more wood flooring, crawl space insulation, install closet shelving, and more O UN T Used Doors & Windows $1.00 floor underlayment. 30 total volunteers (26 young campers, 1 from Liberty, and 3 from S ON M ERC H various areas of Randolph County.) Paperback Books 6 for $1.00 AN D I SE Aug. 04, TUESDAY; No lunch provided. Work consisted of more landscaping, Hardback Books 2 for $1.00 30 D A more wood flooring, more closet shelving, and more floor underlayment. 29 total YS 25 volunteers (23 young campers, 1 from Liberty, and 5 from various areas of % OF Vinyl Wall paper $1.00 per roll F Randolph County. 60 D A Baskets 10 for $1.00 Aug.05, Wednesday; Lunch provided by Alice Bruner. Work consisted of more YS 50 % OF landscaping, more wood flooring more closet shelving, more crawl space insulation. Upholstery samples Large 2 for $1.00 F 29 total volunteers (20 young campers, 5 from Liberty, and 4 from areas in Small 4 for $1.00 Randolph County.) Framed mirrors 50% off Aug.06, THURSDAY; No lunch provided. Work consisted of yet more landscaping, more wood laminate and block tile flooring and more crawl space insulation. 26 total volunteers (23 young campers, 1 from Liberty and 2 from areas in Randolph county.) Habitat Restore Aug. 9, Saturday; Lunch provided by Hickory Grove UMC. Work consisted of kitchen and bath vanity in503 Industrial Park Ave. stallation, and Whew….finishing wood flooring, more vinyl block flooring, and some interior wood trim. 17 Asheboro, NC 27205 total volunteers (1 from Liberty, 9 from Northridge Church, and 7 from Randolph Co.). Ph. 336-672-1555 Aug. 12, Wednesday; Lunch by an anonymous person. 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). Aug. 15, Saturday; Lunch furnished by Sandy Creek Baptist Church. Work consisted of more closet shelving, interior window and door trim, and the beginnings of interior baseboard trimming. 6 total volunteers (2 Celebrate Liberty’s Children is a local advisory committee of from Liberty and 4 from varithe Randolph County Partnership for Children and is comous areas of Randolph Co.). mitted to supporting families with young children in the Liberty area to ensure that all children enter school healthy and Aug. 19, Wednesday; Lunch prepared to succeed. Celebrate Liberty’s Children would like by Rodney and Claire Overyour input on a community awareness survey that will be cash. Work consisted of coming home with your student(s) at Liberty Elementary School on Mon- cleaning and staining both day, September 14th. The survey will help Celebrate Liberty’s Children decks and more baseboard assessing if parents demonstrate awareness and/or usage of early childtrim inside. 10 total volunhood resources in the community and knowledge of the importance of teers (2 from Liberty and 8 from Randolph County area). early childhood education. Surveys are anonymous and Celebrate Liberty’s Children thanks you for your time and input regarding services for Aug. 22, Saturday; Lunch by Gary and Connie Bullins. Work consisted of more vinyl flooring block tile, final distribution of top soil on Get A Sneak Peek children in the Liberty area! yard and gravel on driveway. 16 total volunteers (4 Habitat At The New Habitat homeowners, 2 from Liberty, 4 from surrounding areas of the county, 4 from Sunset Ave. Church Website That Is of God, and 2 from Central United UMC.) Also, the Bobcat use Under Construction was donated by McRae Roofing in Asheboro. Aug. 25, Wednesday; Lunch by Alice Bruner. Work consisted 415 W Swannanoa Ave—Liberty, NC of kitchen counter top partial installation, finishing the closet shelving….Yea!...installing kitchen vent fan, finishing spreading the driveway gravel…Hooray! 8 total volunteers (1 Habitat homeowner, 2 from Liberty, and 5 from areas in



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How Can You Volunteer At Habitat?
Well, swinging a hammer is not in my nature, but I wanted to help with Habitat. Think outside the box, I am helping them develop a new website that is under construction. You can take a sneak peek at it. Why talents do you have? Give Rodney Overcash a call and tell him you would like to help. It can be from construction work, to landscaping, to cleaning, to making phone calls, to feeding workers, to pricing at the Restore, to doing mailing, or just as simple at donating material and time. If we all give a little part you would be surprised how much difference we can make. Just think… with over 13,000 people in the 27298 zip code, if we all gave just $1, that would be $13,000 or if we gave one hour of our time, that would be


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us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us" Ralph Waldo Emerson

home. Anna Brock, 16, and Blakeley Fogleman, 13, worked together on the team assigned to another 86-year-old woman’s home cleaning the siding, painting her porch and Local students work together to change the world … building a four-by-four deck on the back of her house. “My In the midst of tough economic times, 350 students from all parents told me World Changers would be a great experiover the country joined together in Chattanooga, Tenn., for and it would be life the life-changing experience of helping others in need. Lib- ence, because I wanted to changing,” shares Anna Brock. “ I go minister to other people and erty was proudly represented by 11 students and four adults did it help out in the community.” from Sandy Creek Baptist Church, who set out on a journey to make a difference through “World Changers,” a mission- Anna and Blakeley said their recipient was very appreciative and loved everything they had done. “She was very excited outreach program for teenagers and adults to share God’s to have the new porch on the back of her house, and she gave love by providing free labor to communities in need. “We everyone signed up for World Changers beof us in cause I wanted to give our youth the our group opportunity to serve and do missions a hug at outside our community, experiencing the end of a different way of life than what they our trip,” see day to day,” explains Jeremy Anna said. Hyatt, youth pastor, Sandy Creek “This Baptist Church. “The best part of the experiexperience was watching the attitudes ence was of our youth change from being nervso great ous about doing something they’d that I’m never done before to being excited at ready to the difference they could make in the do it again lives of others.” World Changers right projects provide a perfect venue for now!” participants to live out their faith. “People Shelby Routh, 13, was one of the are students who went on the trip and touched wanted to do just that. “I had never by the been on a mission trip before, and I spirit and wanted to see what it was like and effort of share God’s Word with everybody,” these stushe said. While in Chattanooga, Shelby was matched up with a crew of 10 students, including Kara Slusher, 13, and dents, and it’s encouraging to see them serve in this capacity,” said John Bailey, team leader, World Changers. “The Jonathan Ritch, 14, who worked at two sites during the week: They built a wheelchair ramp for a family with a little students who participate in World Changers discover that girl who had physical disabilities and did general repairs on they can make a difference, and the residents whose homes the home of an older adult. “We went to a lady’s house, did are worked on see that the young people offer hope for our some painting and fixed two doors for her,” Shelby explained. “When we completed our projects, she really thanked us a lot and so did the other family.” Brian Ward, 14, signed up to go to World Changers because he was interested in doing community work and helping people in need. He served on the same team as Kacey Lineberry, 14. “We painted a house and pressure washed a deck for a family, and they were real thankful that we were there,” Brian said. “The experience was different than what I expected; I wasn’t expecting for it to be quite as touching as it was, especially during the time future.” Junior high, high school and college-age students spent with our just like those from Sandy Creek traded in their summer fun youth group.” and paying jobs to sleep on the floor of a church, wake up early and work tirelessly helping families in need. “Students Twenty two youth groups from across the United States see that God can use them now to make a difference,” says worked on 33 projects during the special week in Chattanooga. Natalea Dodson, 13, and Caleb Folwell, 15, worked Jonathan Wilson, coordinator, World Changers. “They don’t on a team that helped an 86-year-old widow, Mrs. Robinson, have to wait until they get to college, get married, get a full time job.” “ I would encourage any youth groups to go on a who was struggling to take care of her home. During their mission trip, either through World Changers or another avetime cleaning, painting and repairing, she told the group: nue, to experience serving God outside their community,” “This is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. If I’m dreaming, don’t wake me up!” Tyler Brock, 18, and Anna concludes Jeremy. “As Christians, we should all look for ways to serve God however we can and wherever we can.” Langley, 13, worked with their team to help a 19 handicapped couple. They built a wheelchair ramp Since 1990, more than 260,000 World Changers students and constructed a deck at the main entrance to their have renovated over 19,500 homes in more than 900 com-

“If I’m dreaming, don’t wake me up!”

munities. The program is organized by the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. For more information or to register for a project in 2010, visit To read the blog about the Chattanooga trip, go to If you’d like to see pictures of the Liberty group in action, visit the Sandy Creek Web site at Click “Media” in the left-hand column to navigate to the World Changers section.

Sandy Creek Baptist Church members invite you to visit with them at 4765 Sandy Creek Church Road. Sunday School classes for all ages are held at 10 a.m. on Sundays; worship times are 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. A prayer meeting and youth activities are held each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 6227414 for more information. Group photo caption (pictured left to right): Back row—Ricky Dodson, Tyler Brock, Jonathan Ritch, Caleb Folwell, Anna Brock, Brian Ward, Jeremy Hyatt Front row—Jo Heather Dodson, Blakeley Fogleman, Kara

Slusher, Anna Langley, Pam Hyatt, Shelby Routh, Natalea Dodson, Kacey Lineberry

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So Why Liberty Tax School—Lets Ask A Student
People come to the Tax School at Liberty Tax Service from all walks of life, and sometimes for unusual reasons. Hurricane Ike was a deciding factor for Vicki Lemmon, as she made the decision not only to evacuate Galveston, Texas in September 2008, but to leave for good. Her major was in marketing, and that was the focus of her professional career. Vicki was willing to take a chance on something new and different, and responded to an ad for the tax school at Liberty Tax Service. “Tax School was very educational, and also fun. I never really thought about taxes being a people business until I took the class,” Vicki commented. The tax school experience ushered Vicki into the tax industry last tax season at Liberty Tax, and even brought her back to marketing. She has prepared taxes and worked as the marketing manager for Liberty Tax Service ever since. “I love getting out face to face, talking with people and experiencing their hospitality. I’ve settled in, and want to stay here.” Vicki has also applied her increased knowledge of taxes to her status as a Mary Kay @ Independent Beauty Consultant. She’s learned that becoming more tax savvy has many benefits! Liberty Tax is currently registering students for the 10-week tax class that will start September 14. It will cover all the basics of individual income tax classes. No previous tax experience is required. The class is free, and books are $59. For more information, call Beverly at (336) 312-8757 or (336) 622-1774.
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Be RHEAL Program Inspires Healthy Living

Childhood obesity is a national epidemic. It is a health issue that affects our state and local community. To help combat obesity on a local level, a grant from the Randolph Hospital Community Health Foundation in collaboration with Randolph Hospital, Randolph Health Improvement Partnership (RHIP) and the Randolph/Asheboro YM CA, is providing a new program for adoStatue Of Liberty Hits Streets Of Liberty lescent boys and girls called Be RHEAL, or “Ready for Healthy Eating It is hard to believe that it been a year ago since Liberty Tax of Liberty has opened up in and Active Lifestyles”. The program divides boys and girls in an effort to our great town. Every where you turned last year you saw Lady Libertys. You would focus on each gender’s unique challenges to a healthy lifestyle. On Septhink this is just for the grand opening year. However , I was wrong. Once again they are tember 21st, the Be RHEAL program for boys ages 10-14 will begin and hitting the pavement and stores. Pictured below on the 23rd for girls aged 10- 14. The program focuses on healthy eating you will see Vicki from Liberty Tax outside of and positive self-esteem while implementing a variety of fun, interactive the store on Wednesday (9/2) when they were fitness programs to teach the importance of regular physical activity. promoting tax school with FREE iced coffee. They had several people sign up. Pictured beThose wishing to participate must be willing to commit to the full 6-week side is Vicki with Ms. Coble and her daughter, program. The boys program will be held between September 21st and OcKim Kimery at Liberty School. Liberty Tax tober 26th on M ondays from 6:30 – 7:45pm. The girls program will be was giving away free iced coffees and promotheld between September 23rd and October 28th on Wednesdays from 6:30 ing tax school. The iced coffees were a hit - the brew was from the coffee shop , Liberty Emporium, owned and operated by Brenda – 7:45pm. All classes will be Baker downtown Liberty We topped the ice coffee with whip cream and drizzled held at the Asheboro/Randolph chocolate syrup. Almost no one could resist. If you would like to learn to do your taxes or even better learn how to takes for a side income, you need to give them a call. This is YM CA Teen Center, 343 NC Highway 42 N in Asheboro. another way local business can help each other. Be on the lookout for Lady Liberty. Space is limited and registration is required by Wednesday, September 16th to attend. For more information or to register for the Be RHEAL program, please call Janet Hughes at 633-7711


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Taking Care of Our Neighbors
“Locally Operated” 219 S Greensboro St, Liberty (In Dollar General Shopping Center) The Liberty Association of Churches has existed for fifteen years for the purpose of assisting citizens of our community during times of economic hardship. Local churches are the backbone of this ministry. Emergency assistance is done through an application process by which those in need must apply in person and meet qualifications for assistance. One way in which clients are assisted is with food when their home pantry is bare. Citizens of our community have responded very well and have given so generously so that those in need will have food on their tables. Groups such as the Boy Scouts, Liberty Elementary School and numerous churches and individuals have donated regularly throughout the year to keep the LAC pantry stocked. Food Lion collected approximately 30 boxes of food in the local store for the pantry. Last year we were able to help approximately 863 people in the Liberty area with needed food. The primary source of income for the assistance ministry of the Liberty Association of Churches is through its thrift store, the Bargain Shop located at 125 South Greensboro Street. The Shop is stocked by donations which the community has so generously given. Quality clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture, and household items are offered at affordable prices. The sales of these goods support the assistance ministry. The overwhelming generosity of our community has been a mixed blessing. At this time it has become necessary to limit donations for a short period of time in order to eliminate a backlog of goods which has become an enormous burden for Shop personnel as well as a safety issue. Therefore, during the month of September, there can be no donations of clothing, shoes, toys, and small house wares; we will, however, take large items such as furniture and bicycles. We will resume accepting all donations except TVs and electronics October 1. Many donated items are left at the front door when the Shop is closed; donations must be brought during times someone is there: regular Shop hours: Thursday 9—1, Friday, 9—5, Saturday, 9—1. Work times for staff: Tuesday evenings 7—9, Wednesday 9:30— 4:00. Unfortunately, some people have felt that items on the outside of the Shop are free for the taking; this is not so. If things are taken from the property when we are closed, it shall be considered theft. We are happy to accept all donations of goods that are in good usable condition. We cannot accept broken or torn items. We must view and accept any large items that are to be donated; however, many donations have been left after our regular hours which are unusable to us. Therefore, items may no longer be dropped off when the Shop is not staffed. When unusable items are left on our premises we are burdened with the task of discarding these things. This has created an expense to us, The Liberty Association of Churches, as well as the Town of Liberty, for having to discard such items. Beginning immediately, we will be forced to abide by the Town of Liberty’s ordinance on littering and dumping: 91.03 (A) “No person may place, discard, throw, drop or deposit, or cause to be placed, discarded, thrown, dropped or deposited any solid wastes on: (2) Any property not owned by him or her without the consent of the owner, occupant or lessee thereof. (B) Note: G.S. 14-399 makes the acts prohibited in this section a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more that $200. Therefore, this section may be enforced by the town only through civil penalties or injunctive relief.” Volunteers give so generously of their time to staff the assistance office and the thrift store allowing this vital ministry to continue. A great big Thank You goes out to this community for its most generous support over the years. We are even more grateful when we receive clean things in good condition and ready for sale in our Shop. Cash donations to the assistance ministry are also welcome. Bargain shoppers are able to find many useful goods—from wedding gowns to bicycles to books—to fill needs in their homes. Come on out and shop with us—you’ll like your bargains. Story By Sandra Martin


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Man With Many Local Ties Turns 99
C.A. Redmon turned 99 on September 15, 2009, and celebrated on the following Saturday at his home, surrounded by family and friends. Mr. Redmon was born in 1910 in Stokes County, and grew up there and in Pleasant Garden. He was a graduate of N.C. State University. Mr. Redmon was a school-teacher for 39 years, starting his career at Nathanael Greene and moving to Southeast Guilford High School when the schools were consolidated. He and his wife, Helen Redmon, lived beside Nathanel Greene School on SR 62 for most of their lives, moving to a farm north of Greensboro on SR 150 when he retired in 1972. Mr. & Mrs. Redmon were both life-long school-teachers. Mr. Redmon taught Agriculture, Wood-working, Horticulture, and was a County Extension agent. Mrs. Redmon taught Home Economics and Family Living. Mr. Redmon married Helen Cone Shaw on May 21, 1937, and raised 3 children, Donald, Alan and Jane. Donald, their oldest son, passed away on February 27, 1969. His beloved wife Helen passed away suddenly on November 11, 2003. Alan and wife Brenda live on SR 150 on the family farm. Jane and husband Jerry Herman live in Sanford, Florida. Some of their favorite times were at the beach, where all of the family tried to get together for a week-long trip each summer. Hours were spent searching for shark’s teeth (C.A. was king at spotting them!), fishing on the pier or working on a jigsaw puzzle (Helen always got to put in the final piece). If you really want to hear a tale, ask him sometime about Alan & Brenda’s wedding. After the service, the bride and groom slipped away in a spare car, leaving the much-decorated flivver for C.A. and Helen to drive home. Mr. Redmon has 3 grandchildren, Steve Redmon of Greensboro, Kelly Cole of Greensboro, and Scott Redmon of Summerfield, and 6 great- grandchildren, Kelsey Redmon and Candace Redmon of Greensboro, Ethan Cole and Gavin Cole of Greensboro, and Marissa Redmon and Layna Redmon of Summerfield. Mr. Redmon is still active on the family farm, though he’s swapped driving a car for driving a golf cart around the farm. He lives in the house that he and Helen built in the early 70’s, and enjoys gardening, cooking, and visiting with neighbors, family and friends.



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ALL T YPES OF HOME REPAIR The Barbeque Benefit Supper for Connie Hicks. I wanted to thank each and every person that donated food, money, and their time to make this benefit such a success. Many-Many THANKS. It is amazing what a small community can do when family and friends are brought together. God Bless.


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Amy Faulkner: MS has been a stepping stone to something truly inspiring Amy Faulkner was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in the spring of 2003 at age 53. Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. Faulkners’ symptoms at that time were numbness of the right side of her face, extreme fatigue, difficulty concentrating on more than one thing at a time, and difficulty walking on “rubbery” legs. This was not the first sightings of these symptoms. By this point, she had already gone through several episodes of different minor symptoms over the years. Faulkner strongly believes that if one feels as though something is not working properly within your body, there’s a good chance you are correct because no one knows your body better than you. It is essential to your quality and quantity of life to sometimes push doctors for answers to questions that are possibly being dodged. Faulkner states, “Had my face not gone numb for several months, I would never have pushed my doctors to find out the cause. I was seen by my family care doctor, an E.N.T., a dentist, a chiropractor and finally a neurosurgeon.” After seeing a radiologist who stated that her MRI came back normal, Amy Faulkner’s neurologists confirmed her suspicions that she did indeed have Multiple Sclerosis. After her diagnosis, Faulkner attempted to keep working as a Child Support Agent, a career she had been working on for over 20 years. Time went on and it became apparent to her that working was no longer a realistic possibility. On a positive note, Faulkner was fortunate enough to be able to retire without losing her free health insurance and was granted disability by the Social Security Administration. She states, “ I decided that I would not retire from life, only from the stress of the job. After a few months of rest and proper medication, I was able to begin some volunteer work on a sporadic basis.” This illumination, her ability to give back with the support and strength of her family and the MS Society, in her darkness became a blessing in Faulkner’s life as well as light at the end of the tunnel. Since being diagnosed 6 years ago, Faulkner’s outlook has remained extremely positive in the way that this disease is a different pathway of life, possibly a stepping stone to something truly inspiring. Her belief is that everyone in life has problems and Multiple Sclerosis just so happens to be one of hers. Faulkner says, “I get up each day looking forward to that day. I may have to do things a little differently than most or arrange my day around time for rest, but I still consider myself blessed to be alive and as healthy as I am.” Motivation and insight are truly what makes Amy Faulkner an inimitable resource for the Central North Carolina Chapter of the National MS Society and society as a whole. There are many ways to get involved with the Central NC Chapter of the MS Society. One of the immediate ways to help create a world free of MS is by registering for Bike MS: BB&T Tour to Tanglewood. The 24th Annual Bike MS: BB&T Tour to Tanglewood is a 2-day cycling event that raises funds to support people living with multiple sclerosis in Central North Carolina and throughout the United States. Money raised through this event funds MS research, programs, services, and advocacy. This year, over 2000 cyclists and volunteers will participate in the event and raising $1.2 million to create a world free of MS. Bike MS cyclists enjoy two full days of riding through the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. At the conclusion of each day's ride, cyclists are greeted by cheerful volunteers, a delicious hot meal, ice cold beverages, and live entertainment. The local chapter offers many programs and services for people living with MS including self-help groups, education programs, equipment loan and financial assistance. To register for Bike MS or to find out more about 24

BB&T Tour to Tanglewood
Bike MS is one of the National MS Society’s three main charity events in addition to Walk MS and the MS Challenge Walk. Raising over $1.12 million in 2008, this event is the Chapter’s largest fundraiser. Last year 1,700 cyclists participated in the event, both beginners and experienced riders. The Chapter hopes to increase participation to 2,000 and donations this year to $1.2 million. The ride is 2 days and 90 miles with shorter and century routes available. The first leg takes place from Volvo Trucks in Greensboro to Tanglewood Park in Clemmons. The next day, cyclists ride back to cross the finish line in Greensboro. General registration for the Tour to Tanglewood is $40 with a suggested individual fundraising goal of $200. All money raised during this event will be used by the Central North Carolina Chapter of the MS Society to help support families with MS and fund research to create a world free of MS. For more information on the ride, call (336) 299-4136 or visit the website and register online at Quick Facts:

• Sponsoring Bicycle Shops will host supported training rides especially for Bike MS: BB&T Tour to Tanglewood participants or anyone who is interested in Bike MS to be held September 26 and 27. • BB&T MS: Tour to Tanglewood is a 2-day-90 mile bike-riding event to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society with multiple route options including a century route.
Last year, the event raised more than $1.12 million. The event is open to everyone from beginners to experienced riders. About Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as

many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.

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William Prather VFW Post 8721—August Mtg VFW Post 8721 met on 11 August 2009 with a meal at 6 P.M. and meeting at 7p.m. The meal was prepared by Nancy Coble and items for the meal were donated by members. A meal of meatloaf, green beans, squash, corn, and biscuits with cake and Homemade Ice Cream for dessert. The meeting was opened by Commander McMasters , after opening prayer and saluting the colors. A thank you for the meal was extended to all that prepared the meal. We had an update on Kristen Stutts who is in the hospital. The 10th District meeting in Greensboro on 08 August 2009 was discussed. The District Commander Buzz talked about several VFW programs, Teacher of the year, Voice of Democracy and others. The Jr. Vice Commander has five candidates running for that job next year. Good Luck to all. The 79th Department Convention in June at the North Raleigh Hilton was discussed: golf tournament, scouts, and other programs and activities. The Joint Commanders and President’s Home Coming is in Swansboro, N.C. on 16/17 October 2009. The event will have a Banquet and Dance on Saturday and Day trips to the Beaufort Waterfront that weekend. A letter from WELCOME HOME VETERANS was read by Commander McMasters inviting all veterans to Mooresville for co ffee. Richard’s Coffee Shop & Military Museum is “The Most Patriotic Coffee Shop In America.” It is open Monday through Saturday at 128 S. Main Street. On Thursday the 50 to 100 Vets gather for the coffee. The 110th National Convention Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States will meet in Phoenix, Arizona from the 15th of August until 20th, 2009. There will be all kinds of amendments and resolutions considered at this National convention. With no further business the meeting was adjourned in due form. Respectively submitted, Cary McMasters

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