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Liberty Leader Newspaper November 2009 IssueLiberty, NCCommunity Newspaper By The Community For The Community



Vol 5, Issue 11,

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

5 Years And Going

Result Elections For Our Area
The people have voted, but have they all really voted. It is amazing that we had such a small turn out of voters. According to the facts I could find, we have a total of 1,300 that can vote but had a mere 341 voters. That is a little over 25% of the people coming to the poles to vote. I for one came out and voted and also listen or read what each candidate had to say. We the people do have the power of voice and voting, but we have to exercise our right to be heard. Make a point in the future citizen to make a voice, make a noise and vote. For if you do not vote, you can not get upset at who is in the office or what they do, for you have not made a stand. I hope this does not upset my readers, but I have a strong passion for this. We all need to let our elected official from our town to our state to our nation know how we feel. Make a point if you do not like something, drop a phone call, an email or a letter to your elected officials. Sitting on the side talking is not heard and make sure to get out and vote. Well on to the results. Liberty’s new mayor is returning Jim Parker from being a past mayor before are current mayor stepping down John Stanley. The vote count was 236 Parker, 69 Larry Alexander and 9 write ins. For Liberty Town Council, the winners for the three seats were Terry Caviness (287 votes), Tyson Nixon (207), and Shane Isley (196). The others on the ballot were Tracy Whatley (180) and Justin Gaines (54). Just down the road was Staley. For Mayor , returning Mayor Karen Scotton with 37 votes. In the race for five town commissioner seats, incumbents Marlene Jones, Lori Lynn Langley-Hankins and Lib Marley kept their seats while another incumbent, Steve Robbins, was To Kick Off tied with Richard The Holiday Season DeGaetano and Tommy WilInside Find liams. According Local Places For All to Patsy Foscue, Your Holiday Needs. director of the Randolph County Board of Elections, the candidates can either call for a recount or face a drawing out of a pottery bowl for the final two seats.

Small Town Main Street Program Update On Tuesday September 29, 2009 Small Town Main Street staff Sherry Adams and Lew Holloway, along with designer Lauren Malinoff, spent the day in Liberty interviewing and preparing for the Kick-Off of the program. They interviewed property owners, merchants, bankers, real estate agents, developers, city and county officials and employees, as well as those representing local organizations. Following the interviews, the STMS staff presented Mayor Stanley the NC Small Town Main Street Certificate followed by an orientation for the community regarding the overall program. A review of our town's assets was given, and posted around the room. Notable assets of Liberty include: architecture, agriculture, National Register district, antique festivals and events, Liberty Showcase, good quality of life, parks, Kidd’s Restaurant, cooperation with county tourism, friendliness, easy entry into real estate market, schools, regional recycling center, the public library, Patterson Cottage Museum, Celebrate Liberty’s Children, willingness to embrace change, Food Lion, farmer’s market, history, walkability, bedroom community, NASCAR ties and the NC Zoo.

ing, downtown as a destination, development of a calendar of events/promotions, expanding website presence, agri-tourism, development Post your event of more retail promotions. November 14-Fall Festival/Auct. Top vote getters were: Developing retail promotions and branding image, 14-Variety Show 14-Gospel Singing communications and co-op advertising tied. The community formed the following committees to address these issues: Promotions: Chair is Kevin Bowman. Committee members are: Larry Alexander, Warren Dixon, Teresa Bruchon, Linda Fortune, Chuck Roembke, Carol Wall Design: Chair, Phillip Wright; Rhonda Murray, Brenda Baker, Walter Foster, Carolyn Vickrey, Grant Gale, and Paul Bruchon. Economic Restructuring: J.B. Griffith and Ronnie Murray, Co-chairs; Robert Wilkie, Bill Flowe, Tracy Whatley, Jim Parker, and Mark Tedder. The organizational/executive committee members will be the committee chairs along with Town Manager, Roger Davis.
14-Veteran Celebrate 15-Jazz Band 20-Free Block Party 21-Seniors Prom 21-BBQ/Bazzar 21-Showcase 21-Benefit/Dinner/Auc 24-Library Craft Day 25-Community Thanksgiving Service December 2-5 Live Nativity 5– Liberty Parade 7-Liberty Tree Lightng 12-Staley Parade 12-Snow Camp Parade

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The committees discussed their goals, wrote them on Plan of The top challenges for Economic Restructuring Worksheets and discussed possible strategies. The committees will begin to develop strategies and : Retail/business Mix, lunch/dinnertime restaurants, investment in building maintenance/building assign tasks over the next few months in an effort re-hab, overnight accommodations, farmers market to work toward the stated goals. downtown, Hwy 49 through downtown, zoning Next month’s meeting will be November 10 and and ordinances. Also of concern were new busiwill involve a “walk-about”. All of STMS commitness assistance (welcome/customer friendly sertees will walk the downtown district, assessing the vice from city and merchants), façade grant proarea as a whole, and deciding where the downtown grams, new business incentives, and the tapping into county resources. The top vote getters for the district boundaries should be for this program. As the groups walk, each will be thinking about their STMS committee to work on over the next 1-2 committee's goals and the way the town’s overall years were investment in building maintenance appearance integrates with their goals. All inand Lunch/dinnertime restaurants. volved are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes! Top Design Issues: Entrance corridors, aesthetics An agenda along with directions on where to meet for this particular meeting will be sent later in the pertaining to buildings and streetscape, façade grant program, walkability, maintenance and rehab month. Would you like to be part of this exciting revitaliof buildings, Highway 49. The top vote getters were: Aesthetics-buildings & streetscape and Re- zation? Anyone interested should call or visit town hall and express your interest. You may also conhab of buildings tact any one of the chairpersons for more information. Top Promotion Issues: Posting/consistency of store hours, antique festival tie-ins, communication, branding of our town's image, co-op advertis- Lets all pull together for a new Liberty.

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Liberty Leader Wishes All The Readers A Great Thanksgiving
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Next Issue Of The Liberty Leader Dec 8


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


A Rainy Day To Moonlit Night Saturday October 24 started out as a rainy day, but the skies cleared and the moon shined bright for all that attended the second annual Free Movie Night at Millstone Creek Orchard. Once again, the orchard opened its doors to the community. This year the movie was “The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”, provided by The Liberty Leader newspaper. The orchard was elaborately decorated for the fall season with ghosts and witches, hay

bales, pumpkins and chrysanthemums. The orchard provided a hay ride for the little ones, as they do each night in late October. The air was filled with the smell of fresh popcorn which was provided by Tyson Nixon and Becky Canoy of Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty. There were booths set up by various local businesses: Randolph Telephone’s Aaryn Slakfy provided free balloons to all the kids and had their tram on hand to shuttle folks from the overflow parking area. There were free pictures courtesy of The Freedom Family Church of Liberty. Randolph Electric Membership provided special lighting for everyone’s safety. There was a free artwork area set up by Celebrate Liberty’s Children. The new chairwoman Jennifer Hodges and director Jennifer Beasley were on hand and the little kids jumped at the chance to show their artistic talents. The Byrd Isom family, who owns the orchard, did a great job of recreating a scene from days gone by. There were tire swings and a tree to climb, and the overall event gave families a chance to put the hustle and bustle of everyday life aside for awhile and enjoy a wholesome night together. There were plenty of smiles to go around and there’s a good chance memories were made for both kids and adults. This is a yearly event at the orchard. The Isoms’ son and daughter and their families come in from Florida and Kentucky to help during the fall season. If you have never visited the orchard you need to. There are baked goods and apple cider for sale. They grow blueberries, grapes, peaches, apples and the list goes on. They offer family tours with hay rides and you can actually pick your own fresh produce. I thank the orchard for opening their place up to provide a free night for the community. We hope to see you at next year’s event!

FALL LEAF COLLECTION It's almost that time of the year again. We will begin removing 119 S Fayetteville St—Downtown Liberty leaves from the Right Of Way 336-622-2984 on Monday, November 2nd. Please remember the following Mon to Fri 6am to 2pm, Sat 6am to 11am, Closed Sunday —————————————————————————————requests when disposing of (A Place Where Friends Gather To Eat) your raked leaves: Have leaves in tight piles on the edge of the Daily Specials Everyday street by Monday Morning. Remember that the leaf vac machine can only reach leaves Seniors Receive Free right on the edge of the roadDrink With Meal way. Don't mix limbs and loose leaves together. We use two Kids Menu Y’All Come different pieces of equipment to remove each, and each is accomplished on different days Back Cafe of the week. Don't place anything in your leaf pile that could damage the leaf vaccum machine. If you miss the leaf removal day (Monday) then bag the leaves for removal later in the week. Any leaves placed for removal "prior" to November 2nd, MUST be bagged. Your Public Works guys appreciate your help with these tasks. Many of us are your neighbors too!

Y’ALL Come Back Café

Remind Your Kids: To Not Play In Leaves Pilled On Sides Of Roads. You never know if a car could hit a pile an not see the kid inside.

Calling All entries Cars, floats, Lets make this a great hometown parade

Pickup your registration forms at The Liberty Chamber Of Commerce

Snow Camp Christmas Parade

Sat Dec 12th=Noon
Starts and Ends At Sylvia School

Staley Christmas Parade

Sat Dec 12th=3:00pm
Sponsored By The Town Of Staley

101 S. Fayetteville Street - Liberty, NC Phone 336-622-3844 SMOKE FREE / ALCOHOL FREE First Time Together Jerry & Mark Allison Two Generation & One Passion Sat Nov 14—7:30pm $11 At Door For A Variety Of Music From The 50’s, 60’s & 70’s Also Hear Jerry Perform His #1 Gold Hit “Just A Dream” Also Hear Jerry & Mark Perform Their #2 Hit “All I Have To Do Is Dream”

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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. If you or someone you know needs help – Angel Food is here for you.
Order Deadline Nov 9 Pick Day Nov 14 Order Deadline Dec 7 Pick Up Day Dec 12
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Staley Baptist Church
A Place To Believe, Belong and to
Be loved 440 West Railroad St, Staley NC, 27355 336-622-2965

With Special Guest “Heavenly Sounds”

Sat Nov 21— 7:30pm $10 At Door

Derwin Hinson Sat Nov 28—7:30pm $11 At Door
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Sundays 10:30 a.m.
Pastor James English Jr. (Graduate of World Harvest Bible College, ordained & licensed by Pastor Rod Parsley)

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

Call For More Details 622-3844

Liberty Streets Full Of Homecoming Spirit
Providence Grove High School spirit week continued from the halls of the new high school in Climax over to the streets of Liberty on Friday, Oct 23rd for their yearly homecoming parade. The week was celebrated with Nerd Day on Monday, Tacky Day on Tuesday, College Day on Wednesday, Character Day on Thursday and on Friday, students showed their PGHS spirit by wearing the school colors of navy, white and silver. The parade started at 4:30 in front of Liberty Elementary School, circled downtown Liberty, and ended back at the school. Local police blocked the intersections as the bystanders lined the streets. The ROTC lead the parade followed by the Providence Grove marching band. The theme of the parade was ‘movies’, and the colorful floats decorated by classes and school groups included ones from the movies “Shrek” and “Grease”. The parade’s finale featured vintage show cars, carrying the homecoming court. The 2009 Homecoming queen is Hannah Smith, daughter of Jackie and Janie Smith of Liberty. Hannah’s younger sister, Chandler, won a place on the freshman homecoming court. To top off this exciting week, PGHS played Burlington Cummings and won 32-7. Congratulations to Providence Grove! Keep up the great school spirit!

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Lets Help PGHS Get A Barn Remodled
"The barn was built approximately in 1946 as a cattle barn by a man named Junius Doc (JD) Cheek. When the land was sold to the school, the school board realized the potential of having such a valuable resource for the agricultural program and left the barn on the campus of the school. This project will be most beneficial to the community, the FFA chapter, the Alumni and the school. Our students need a facility in which they can learn the hands-on skills taught in the animal science classes. In addition, the barn also provides a space in which the area third graders come to visit the high school to learn about the origin of food in an activity we call, 'Fun on the farm.' By providing a renovated barn, we will continue to provide to the area third graders and hold workshops to the area farms on animal, goat, and crop care and maintenance." So how can you help. Visit the website daily and vote for the barn. Most votes win. Pass the word on to all...friends, coworkers, church, everyone. Lets help our local school win.

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Kick it into High Gear with this Free Soccer Clinic Conducted by the Human Motion Institute at Randolph Hospital
Is your child looking to advance his or her soccer game? Is your child looking to find those skills that will excel him or her past the competition? The Sports Medicine Program through the Human Motion Institute at Randolph Hospital is now taking registration for its Free Fall Soccer Clinic. All middle and high school soccer players are invited to attend this one of a kind hands-on soccer clinic, which will be conducted on Saturday, November 14th at Randolph Hospital from 8 – 10 a.m. Participants will hear from local experts on a variety of safe stretching and exercising techniques and then will receive an individual assessment followed by a hands-on performance enhancement workout conducted by Velocity Sports. “This clinic is designed to give our young athletes the tools necessary to continue a safe, healthy and fun soccer experience,” said BJ Chockley, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Randolph Hospital. “Our handson approach allows us to create a customized program specific for your athlete’s individual skills.” Soccer has been voted the hottest sport in the United States for each of the past five years according to a recent industry study conducted by Also noted in the study, involvement in high school soccer teams soared 88 percent between 1990-91 and 2003 –04 and registration on US Youth Soccer Association teams climbed at an almost identical rate to nearly 3.2 million players in 2002 -03. According to American Sports Data, total soccer participation in the US is at nearly 18 million. This is a special clinic that your child won’t want to miss. Registration is required and is limited. To register for this clinic please visit our web site at and click on the “Events” button or you may call 336-633-7788. Please come in exercise attire. Parents are invited and encouraged to accompany their young athletes. Light refreshments will be provided.

NC Cooperative Extension Offers Putting Small Acreage to Work Workshop
Are you looking for new options for your farm or garden? Are you new to farming and interested in knowing more about the “tools of the trade”? Following a well-attended series of the same name in 2008, the Randolph County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension is offering a Putting Small Acreage to Work Workshop on Saturday, Novem- 7 Days A Week ber 14, 2009, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dr. Jonathan Schultheis of North Carolina State University will talk about “Growing and Marketing Specialty Melons.” Cary Rivard, also of NC State University, will speak about “Grafting Tomatoes for Disease Resistance and Vigor.” He will then demonstrate this exciting technique that can be used to manage soilborne diseases or to increase tomato production on low-vigor varieties. During lunch, Extension Agent Mary Helen Ferguson will talk about “Integrating Produce and Livestock.” Afterward, we will travel to Walker Farms in Franklinville to learn from Extension Agent Troy Coggins and farmer Bill Walker about “Equipment for the Small Farm.” NEW HOURS Pre-registration and a fee of $8 (lunch included) are due by Nov. 10. Checks, made out to NC Cooperative Extension – Randolph County, can be sent to 112 W. Walker Ave., Asheboro, NC, 27203. Call Mary Helen Ferguson at 336318-6000 for more information. For accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Mary Helen Ferguson at 336-318-6000 (phone), Bo o k 336-318-6011 (FAX), maryHoli Yo ur [email protected], or in d Pa ay person, no later than five business Wi thrty Us days before the event.

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Several Christmas Shopping Ideas At Teague’s Market

Twenty-Three Complete Certificate Program at RCC
Twenty-three students recently completed the class hours required for the Medical Office Assistant certificate program offered by Randolph Community College's Continuing Education division. The students were recognized in a graduation ceremony held in the R. Alton Cox Learning Center auditorium on Oct. 17. About 60 family and friends gathered to watch the 13 students who participated in the ceremony receive their certificates. Robert Leslie, new dean of corporate and continuing education at RCC, noted that when reviewing the Medical Office Assistant program after he arrived at RCC a few weeks ago, "I have never seen such a program with the excellence that I have seen in your program." He congratulated the graduates who have been taking classes for approximately 18 hours a week for more than a year. "You have completed over 900 hours of instruction," he said. "No other community college in North Carolina offers this level of training." He commended them for their dedication and thanked the family members for their support of the graduates. "I want you to remember today as a rest stop on your lifelong journey of learning," he said and encouraged them to continue their education. The certificates were presented to the graduates by Tina Dixon, coordinator/instructor of the Medical Office Assistant and Computer programs for RCC. Also in attendance were Daffie Matthews, vice president for administrative services at RCC, and Donna Auman, part-time instructor. The Medical Office Assistant program offers three specialized medical office certifications: Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Transcription, and Medical Coding & Billing. Students receiving certificates, their specialty areas, and their hometowns are as follows: Archdale: Glenda Cook, Billing & Coding Specialist. Asheboro: Sonya Adams, Billing & Coding Specialist and Administrative Assistant; Carolyn Chinchilla, Billing & Coding Specialist; Charlotte Jarrell, Billing & Coding Specialist; Tina Varner, Billing & Coding Specialist; Jane Williams, Billing & Coding Specialist; Susan Wilson, Medical Transcription; and Kristen Wright, Billing & Coding Specialist. Franklinville: Penny Alvino, Billing & Coding Specialist and Administrative Assistant; Marjorie Cheek, Billing & Coding Specialist; and Virginia Parker, Medical Transcription. Lexington: Sonia Taylor, Administrative Assistant. Liberty: Patricia Simmons, Billing & Coding Specialist. Ramseur: Karen Allen, Billing & Coding Specialist and Administrative Assistant; Susanne Hayes, Billing & Coding Specialist; Patricia Starks, Billing & Coding Specialist and Administrative Assistant; and Rosa Valdez, Administrative Assistant. Randleman: Caroline Dula, Billing & Coding Specialist; Emily Henley, Billing & Coding Specialist and Administrative Assistant. Staley: Jessie McMaster, Billing & Coding Specialist. Trinity: Janice Reddick, Billing & Coding Specialist and Administrative Assistant; Carol Tackett, Billing & Coding Specialist and Administrative Assistant; and Cynthia West, Billing & Coding Specialist and Administrative Assistant.

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Phone 622-3120
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Just A Few Weeks To Christmas ( Lay-a-way ) Shop Now And Save Time

Special Before And After Thanksgiving Day Sales

Southeast FUNFEST A Big Hit
The Board of The Southeast Community Business Association did an outstanding job pulling off the first community event held on Oct 17, 2009, at Hagan Stone Park, located between Forest Oaks and Pleasant Garden. It showed how the smaller rural towns can pull together and put on an event to rival bigger towns. The attendance was impressive..... Marty Heim with the Southeast Lifestyle publication estimated the crowd at about 3000. There was an official chili cook-off, with the Wooly Worms taking home first prize and second place going to first-timers Gus, Samantha, Ryan and Will. The Sons and Mothers team won the “Best Booth” in the Chili Cook-off. Cindy Farmer from Fox8 News was on hand to show her support. Local artisans and businesses had booths set up. Julian Milling was there with their locally bottled beverages and Liberty's own Jenie Boulden from the Nationwide Agency in Liberty was on hand to pass out balloons and gifts to all. Chad and Kristi Gaines of the Liberty Showcase provided hours of great music, and fesitval goers kicked up their heels in front of the bandstand. The kids were well entertained as well, with inflatables and games. There was even a car show, with more than one fellow falling in love with a special black Chevy Camaro. This festival had something for everyone. We look forward to what these great folks have in store for us in the future.

Preacher's Visit
The Preacher came to call the other day. He said at my age, I should be thinking about the hereafter. I told him, "Oh, I do all the time. No matter where I am, in the parlor, upstairs, in the kitchen, or down in the basement, I ask myself, 'Now, what am I here after?'

Great job Southeast Community!
Visit for more pictures from Fun Fest

Local Health Fair Update
A health fair was held on Saturday, October 24 at First UMC in Liberty. The event was free to the public and was presented by the Faith Community Nurse program. Attendees were able to get free hearing checks, glucose screenings, blood pressure screenings and could also get valuable information on weatherization, therapeutic massage, Medicare drug and health advantage plans, hearing devices for people with low income, and information from two home health agencies. The Faith Community Nurse also had in-depth displays of common dietary concerns as well as information about the services that are available from the Faith Community Nurse program. All who attended were able to receive valuable free information from numerous healthcare and home health providers. Keep an eye out for another health fair next fall where more valuable screenings and information will be provided. Also, an important reminder to seniors, on November 12 at 2:00 pm at First UMC there will be a program specifically dealing with the changes to Medicare that are coming in 2010. They are asking all seniors to bring their prescriptions with them so that they Free hearing test and the list goes on can help determine the best plan for them.

COMMUNITY MEDICARE INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR Thursday, Nov 12, at 2PM Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church 123 N. Fayetteville Street, Downtown Liberty
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Do for Others What God Does For You
by Max Lucado You and I have the privilege to do for others what God does for us. How do we show people that we believe in them? Show up. Nothing takes the place of your presence. Letters are nice. Phone calls are special, but being there in the flesh sends a message. Do you believe in your kids? Then show up. Show up at their games. Show up at their plays. Show up at their recitals. It may not be possible to make each one, but it’s sure worth the effort. Do you believe in your friends? Then show up. Show up at their graduations and weddings. Spend time with them. You want to bring out the best in someone? Then show up. Listen up. You don’t have to speak to encourage. The Bible says, “It is best to listen much, speak little” (James 1:19 TLB). We tend to speak much and listen little. There is a time to speak. But there is also a time to be quiet. That’s what my father did. Dropping a fly ball may not be a big deal to most people, but if you are thirteen years old and have aspirations of the big leagues, it is a big deal. Not only was it my second error of the game, it allowed the winning run to score. I didn’t even go back to the dugout. I turned around in the middle of left field and climbed over the fence. I was halfway home when my dad found me. He didn’t say a word. Just pulled over to the side of the road, leaned across the seat, and opened the passenger door. We didn’t speak. We didn’t need to. We both knew the world had come to an end. When we got home, I went straight to my room, and he went straight to the kitchen. Presently he appeared in front of me with cookies and milk. He took a seat on the bed, and we broke bread together. Somewhere in the dunking of the cookies I began to realize that life and my father’s love would go on. In the economy of male adolescence, if you love the guy who drops the ball, then you really love him. My skill as a baseball player didn’t improve, but my confidence in Dad’s love did. Dad never said a word. But he did show up. He did listen up. To bring out the best in others, do the same, and then, when appropriate: Speak up. You have the power to change someone’s life simply by the words that you speak. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Prov. 18:21 NKJV). That’s why Paul urges you and me to be careful. “When you talk, do not say harmful things, but say what people need—words that will help others become stronger” (Eph. 4:29). Earlier I gave you a test for love. There’s also a test for the tongue. Before you speak, ask: Will what I’m about to say help others become stronger? You have the ability, with your words, to make a person stronger. Your words are to their soul what a vitamin is to their body. If you had food and saw someone starving, would you not share it? If you had water and saw someone dying of thirst, would you not give it? Of course you would. Then won’t you do the same for their hearts? Your words are food and water! Do not withhold encouragement from the discouraged. Do not keep affirmation from the beaten down! Speak words that make people stronger. Believe in them as God has believed in you. From A Love Worth Giving Copyright (Thomas Nelson, 2002) Max Lucado Printed Per—UpWords®, the Teaching Ministry of Max Lucado is a 501c3 nonprofit organization

Information on 2010 Medicare Changes Jo Ellen Needham and Lori Cobb Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
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You may be eligible for extra help if you can not pay for your medications? Come see if you qualify.

Find it all in the Liberty Leader Newspaper
Find out about Medicare Part D, Advantage Plans and Medicare Sup-

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3023 Randleman Rd Greensboro, NC 27406

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

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

From one pumpkin to another!!!!!!!
A woman was asked by a coworker, 'What is it like to be a Christian?' The coworker replied, 'It is like being a pumpkin.' God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.'

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Holiday Wine Tasting
Angelia's Pizza at Forest Oaks is having a holiday wine tasting and gift purchase party on Sunday November 22, 2009 from 2-5pm. There will be a variety of wines to taste, purchase and order for the holidays. There will be holiday gifts to purchase from local home party consultants and crafters. At this time there will be Southern Living at Home, Mary Kay, Lia Sophia jewelry, and Swan Creek Candles. Any one interested in setting up a table and selling crafts or baked goods please contact Angelia's at Forest Oaks. 336-674-0060. Weather permitting we will set up some outside and have a fire.


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

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

8724 Snow Camp Road Snow Camp, NC 27349 PASTOR: Danny Wallace 336-376-3237 Services Sunday School- 9:30 AM Morning Service-10: 30 AM Sunday Night - 6:00 PM Wednesday Night- 7:00 PM Special upcoming service Presenting the Hall Brothers Gospel Group Saturday Night November 14th 6:00 PM. Everyone Welcome
Liberty Association Of Churches Community Thanksgiving Service Wed Nov 25—7pm Mt Pleasant Baptist Church 7103 Sandy Creek Ch Rd, Staley Speakers: Rev Brian Harrington Pastor First Baptist Church Liberty (Food & Financial Offering for LAC will be received that night) Liberty Assoc Of Churches Food Pantry Needs Low sugar canned fruits Sugar Free Jello Spagetti Pasta Low Sugar/Salt Foods Peanut Butter Jellies Rice Stop By And See The New Improvements On The Sales Floor!!!! Ph 622-8312

True Temple Church of God Seventh Day
106 N Fayetteville St, Liberty; Phone 336-271-2146 Pastor: Elder Ronnie L. Rorie Sr Sabbath School 11 am Worship Service 1:45 pm Bible Study - Tuesday 7 pm Financial EmpowermentClass - 4th Tues 7 pm Narcotics Anonymous Meeting - Thur 7 pm

First United Methodist Church Open Hearts .. Open Minds . . Open Doors 123 N. Fayetteville St, Liberty Ph 622-4682 E-mail: [email protected] Sunday Services: Prayer Time - 9:30 am; Sunday School - 10:00 ; Worship - 11:00 (including Children's Church) Everyone is welcome to come!

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

“Holding Forth the Words of Life”

Shady Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School …...10:00am Sunday Worship…..11:00am Wed Prayer Mtg….. 7:00pm Awana……… Sun. 4:20pm 6377 Old Staley Rd, Staley

Parsonage 622-4628 Church 622-2157

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

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

Smithwood United Church of Christ will be holding its Annual Barbecue and Bazaar on Saturday, November 21, 2009, from 9:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. The menu will consist of Barbecue (Plates or Sandwiches) and Hot Dogs. Both take-out and in-house will be provided. Specialties will include ham and sausage biscuits, baked goods, canned goods, and crafts for everyone. Three prizes will be given away at 2:00 P.M. -A Quilt and quilt stand, a jelly cabinet, and a deacon's bench. You need not be present to win. The church is located at 6809 Kimesville Road in Liberty, North Carolina. For directions or information, you may call (336) 233-7089.

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

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

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

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

Brian Harrington - Pastor Phone 336-622-4482

JOB’S Soup Kitchen Every Saturday
Need a warm meal, a friendly conversation? Stop by Edwards Grove Missionary Church and J.O.B. Soup Kitchen every Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Located at 214 S Foster Street, Liberty. Contact following for more information: Mary 622-2981 or Pastor Rev. Arnold Barton 622-2544

Wednesday Mid-week Bible Class-Praise and
worship 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm class begin

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


St. Stephen AME Church
705 S. Kirkman Street Liberty

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

Community Poor Man’s Supper
Pinto Beans, Slaw, Potatoes, Cornbread, Dessert & Tea

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

Nov 14—4:30 to 7:00 pm Shiloh United Methodist Church
7394 Shiloh Road, Liberty Ph 209-1069 or 622-4265 Sponsored By UM Men & UM Women Donation Excepted For Building Fund

Let us get your word out next month about all the church events. Contact us with your info. 336-404-9791
Lewis Grove Holiness Church 434 S Allison St— Liberty Ph 336-622-4230

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


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

Minutes of the Meeting of The Liberty Town Council Held on October 26, 2009 at 7:30 pm
Present, Mayor:The Honorable John K. Stanley, Jr., Council:Carolyn Vickrey, James Lee Humble, Tracy Whatley and Pike Johnson, Town Manager:Roger Davis, Town Clerk: Bridget Langley, Town Attorney:Bill Flowe, Staff:Recreation Director, Martin Rierson; Police Chief, Jerry Brown, and Public Works Director, Bob Vaughn To Order The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:30pm. Council Member Carolyn Vickrey led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the invocation, given by Council Member Pike Johnson. Minutes Council Member James Lee Humble made a motion to approve the minutes of the September meeting. Council Member Carolyn Vickrey seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Board Appointments Council Member Carolyn Vickrey made a motion to reappoint Quincy Siler and Don Shiver to the Patterson Cottage committee for another three year term ending September 2012. Council Member James Lee Humble seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Budget Amendment Council Member Pike Johnson made a motion to approve the insurance proceeds from the stolen bobcat. Council Member Tracy Whatley seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Amended Street Closing Council Member Carolyn Vickrey made a motion to approve the amended street closing requested from Randolph Telephone Company, closing Asheboro Street between West Swannanoa Avenue and West Raleigh Avenue on October 29, 2009 from 11am to 7:30pm. Council Member James Lee Humble seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Grant Funding Resolution Council Member James Lee Humble made a motion to approve the application for available grants from the North Carolina Rural Center at a cost of 40% of the loan amount. Council Member Tracy Whatley seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Property Sale/Bid Offer MVP II, LLC has made an offer to purchase up to .95 acres adjacent to the fire department at a price of One hundred twenty thousand dollars ($120,000.00) per acre. Council Member Carolyn Vickrey made a motion to advertise the land for sale which will be published in the Courier Tribune and posted at Town Hall. Council Member Pike Johnson seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Town Manager’s Report Town Manager, Roger Davis, received a letter from the Liberty Chamber of Commerce requesting a temporary street closing for Depot Street at West Swannanoa Avenue to the intersection of Depot Street and West Starmount Avenue and West Swannanoa Avenue at North Greensboro Street to West Swannanoa Avenue at North Fayetteville Street on December 07, 2009 between the hours of 4:00pm and 9:00pm for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. The request is being made to facilitate attendees, vendors, live Nativity Scene, musical entertainment and merchant window decoration contest. Council Member Tracy Whatley made a motion to approve the temporary street closing. Council Member James Lee Humble seconded, which passed unanimously. Bonnie Renfro with the Randolph County Economic Development Corporation sent an email confirming that Liberty is currently in a distant 3 position for the location of Project Silo. Adjourn There being no further business to discuss, Council Member Pike Johnson made a motion to adjourn. Council Member Carolyn Vickrey seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Forty-One RCC Students Inducted Into Honor Society
- Forty-one students were welcomed into Beta Theta Rho, Randolph Community College's Five-Star Phi Theta Kappa chapter, during the fall induction ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center auditorium on the Asheboro Campus. RCC President Robert S. Shackleford Jr. was the guest speaker at the ceremony. Phi Theta Kappa is the only internationally acclaimed honor society serving two-year institutions that offer associate degree programs. It affords international recognition to students of distinguished achievement and provides a vehicle that reflects the academic integrity of the associate degree program. The Five Star status for PTK chapters recognizes progress in the attainment of goals set by the chapter. These chapters have met a higher standard of quality programming. In order to become a member of PTK, a student must have completed 12 hours of credit, have declared a major, carry a full-time course load, and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. New PTK members inducted Wednesday included the following: Asheboro: Melanie Luck Avelino, Sarah Elizabeth Blackwell, Megan Dorothy Cates, Pattie Cockman Chriscoe, Kimberly Dawn Clark, Melissa Diane Lester, Ashley Renee Lizzio, Leo Robert Ness III, Charlie James Painter, Barbara Ann Robinson, Daniel Wayne Smith, Constance Elliott Ulrich, Shawn Sumner Vuncannon, Jennifer Bowland Watson, Ariel Monique Weeks. , Denton: Christopher Fay Fleck, Richard Bryan Kennedy, Brenda Vuncannon Lawrence. Franklinville: Ashley Michelle Caudle, Tammy Keaton Collins. Liberty: Beena Kumari Asokan, Mercedes M. Caskey. New London: Kane Y. Gathings. Ramseur: Angela Latkowski Hussey, Lindsey Beth King, Stephen Clayton Kleisner, Jessica Solis. Randleman: Angela R. Bare, Rebecca Nicole Cheek, Crystal Anne Clewis, Jennifer Elaine Felix, Tiffiny Johnson Townsend. , Seagrove: Sylvia Singleton Morgan. Siler City: Robert L. Hayes, Wendy Renee Lemons. Sophia: Donna Lynn Camp. , Star: Heather Dixon Callicutt, Penny R. Hamilton, Alice Ann Lewis. Thomasville: Welborn Keith Jones.

Come join BSA Troop 502 of Liberty in honoring our veterans and the retiring of United States flags that have proudly been flown in our community and are worn and tattered. When: Saturday Nov14th 2009 Where: Liberty Public Library Time: 10:00 A.M. Troop 502 invites the community to come out on Saturday to visit our troop campout. Get to know the scouts and scout masters and to learn more about Liberty’s finest. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 A.M. Please join us in honoring our Veterans and the dignified retirement of our Great American Flag.

Refreshments will follow the ceremony.

Anyone that has a flag that needs to be retired please drop it off at the Liberty Fire Department or Contact Jeff Folwell @ 336-2322808

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central and western North Carolina councils celebrate historic merger

Liberty Tire & Auto
232 N Greensboro St-Liberty

Liberty Tax Service will be celebrating their one year anniversary on Friday, November 20 from 5:00-8:00 in front of Liberty Tax Service Located On N Fayetteville St, Downtown Liberty. Bring the whole family and come prepared to have fun! There will be hotdogs, hamburgers, a DJ, and drawings for a free tax return. Come enjoy the food and music compliments of Liberty Tax Service.


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

On October 1, the newly formed Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont Council began operations following a long-anticipated merger of four central and western North Carolina councils. This historic moment was celebrated on October 3 with a celebration event that included nearly 2,200 Girl Scouts and adult volunteers at the Hickory Metro Convention Center. This celebration comes at a time when the Girl Scout Movement is renewing its focus on leadership development for girls through retooled program opportunities, expanded pathways for girls to experience Girl Scouting, and flexible options for volunteers to be involved. The council will now serve girls in more than 1,800 troops through the traditional Girl Scout experience, as well as reach girls through innovative pathways such as camp experiences, short-term programs and after-school programs. GSCP2P is committed to making Girl Scouting possible for girls who might not otherwise have access due to socioeconomic, cultural or language barriers. The celebration began with an opening ceremony with remarks delivered by Lynn Boggs, GSCP2P CEO/President, and Kathy Cloninger, National CEO for Girl Scouts of the USA. Boggs also launched the inaugural GSCP2P patch, which was designed as a keepsake to inspire girls to make the Girl Scout leadership experience a reality. “While the geographic area has changed, our mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, is unwavering,” Boggs said. “The board of directors and the council staff remain fully committed to providing relevant and quality program opportunities for girls to create leaders for tomorrow.” Through the day, girls sang songs, played games, tackled challenges and learned about various activities at hands-on activity centers, as well as gathered in sisterhood with other Girl Scouts and adult volunteers. Highlights of the event included a climbing wall and monkey bridges, and a car care clinic, as well as various hands-on activities such as animal science, health and safety, arts and crafts, sports and athletics, travel and technology and self-defense from various community partners including the North Carolina Arboretum, Google, Schiele Museum, Hickory Museum of Art and Old Salem. In addition, a grant from BB&T provided two learning centers from Discovery Place – the Van de Graff generator for a hair-raising experience and the inflatable Starlab Planetarium. About Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, a United Way agency, is one of 109 councils nationwide chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to deliver Girl Scout program within specific geographic boundaries. The local council serves 25,000 girls and approximately 7,000 adult volunteers in 40 counties and maintains ten camp properties and four service centers offering unique experiences for girls and adults. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to GSCP2P, call 800-672-2148 or visit

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

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

Brian Riggs-Owner / Operator

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

Phone 336/302-9290

Liberty Public Library FUN FOR SCHOOLAGERS! Crafty Tuesdays
Tuesday, November 24 Talking Turkey WHO: Schoolagers grades K – 4 WHAT: An hour of activity with stories and fun things to make. WHERE:Liberty Public Library WHEN: 5:30 – 6:30 PM Free but space is limited. Please call 622-4605 to reserve a place.

Liberty, NC Ph 622-2056 Ph 362-4856

Liberty Public Library November Storytime Tuesdays at 11:00 AM
3 Nursery Rhyme Time 10 Marching Along 17 Let’s Go Visiting 24 Gobble - Gobble (Holiday Celebration – refreshments) Now Accepting Visa, MasterCard & Debit Cards

Liberty Public Library
Do you love to read? Do you love to talk about what you’ve read? Winter Schedule No meetings held in November or December Next Meeting Thursday, January 28, 2010 – 6:30 PM Join us for lively discussion and light refreshments Call 622-4605 for information

The Shadow Box Inc.
Antiques & Collectibles
115 W Swannanoa Ave—Downtown Liberty— Ph 622-4730 Catherine Brower—Owner and Operator

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Why give the normal gift, visit The Shadow Box for the special unique gift. From fine antiques to unique collectible. Get that special gift they will always remember. Located in Historic Downtown Liberty.

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Check Out Santa’s List For
Liberty Christmas Tree Lighting Free Photo with Santa By Freedom Family Church Free Hotdogs By Bruchon Family Free Hot Chocolate By Watermark Fellowship Ch Free Popcorn By Loflin Funeral Home Liberty Free Puppet Show By Bethel Baptist Church Free Music Lined Up By Celebrate Liberty’s Children Sound System Provided By Tanner’s Revenge Band Free Water & Coffee By Liberty Tax Live Nativity Scene By Parks Crossroad Christian Ch Local Downtown Business Open Check Them Out While Strolling Free Tram Rides For Kids By Randolph Telephone Free Helium Balloons By Randolph Telephone Tree Provided By Liberty Chiropractic Lights For Tree By Liberty Chamber Luminaries By Liberty Girl Scouts Food Drive By Liberty Boy Scouts Food Court with additional foods Provided For Cost By Ye Old Country Kitchen

Tropical Tanning, Nail & Hair
Ida Glidwell Lic. Manicurist & Nail Techn. Chris McMaster New Hairstylist Four Tanning Beds (All New Bulbs) 5509 Butler Rd, Liberty, NC Phone 622-1263

“Where Looking Good Is Understood”
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Liberty Annual Christmas Tree Lighting On Schedule This years tree lighting will be bigger than ever. This year not only will Depot Street be closed but also main street in addition. Numerous other activities The local merchants will be opening their doors for people to Come out for the free FUN!!!! stroll in and check out their items. Several of the merchants will be having free samples of items for visitors along with special savings that night. We will have a professional photographer to provide pictures that night with Santa courtesy of Freedom Family Church of Liberty. Liberty Chamber will have schedule for Santa to arrive. The landing of the sleigh and the ride from the landing field will be provided by Liberty Fire Dept. The Chamber will help all the kids in to see Santa and give them their wish list. The main street merchants will be decorating their windows for the festive season. The stage will be located on Depot Street for the huge list of entertainers as in years past. Their actual may be an extra special guest this year to help Santa turn the lights on. The final details or being made. Lining the two streets will be local artists to sell their products. If you would like to have a booth please give the Chamber a call at 622-4937 or Liberty Leader Newspaper 404-9791 and space will be provided for you. At the other end of Main Street (Swannanoa Ave) in the parking lot will the live nativity scene. The Parks Crossroad Christian Church will bring out all live actors and animals. This year there will be a total of 3 camels. Adjacent to this will be a puppet show that will be running about SNOW CAMP every 30 minutes for the kids to enjoy. This is furnished by Bethel BAPTIST CHURCH Baptist Church from Graham. Free food will lining the streets. Last 8724 Snow Camp Road year due to the large crowds the committee has decided to spread the Snow Camp, NC 27349 food out to make it easier for people to enjoy. We encourage any PASTOR: Danny Wallace local churches to use this time to reach out. If you Church would like 336-376-3237 to be part of the festivities, give the Chamber or Liberty Leader a call. Services The more the merrier. Just give the numbers above a call to line up what you would like to do. The bands will actually start playing at Sunday School- 9:30 AM 5pm on main street, thanks to Carol from Awesome Finds. We look Morning Service-10: 30 AM forward to seeing everyone again as in years past. Their will be food Sunday Night - 6:00 PM court set up with tables and chairs for bystanders to set down and Wednesday Night- 7:00 PM relax. Ye Old Country Kitchen will set up shop next to the food court for those that want more than hot dogs or popcorn. Watermark FelSpecial upcoming service lowship will have their traditional hot chocolate. Liberty Tax will be Presenting the Hall Brothers having the cool water and warm coffee on tap. The Town Of Liberty Gospel Group Saturday Night will be providing their usual help from bleachers to protection. Make November 14th 6:00 PM. a point to come out and enjoy a great family night of festive fun. Everyone Welcome 12

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Liberty Senior Center Upcoming Events November, 2009 Nov 2 – Chair Tai Chi/BP Check Nov 3 - Special Speaker Nov 5 - Afternoon Line Dancing Nov 6 - Two Stepping Nov 9 – Chair Tai chi Nov 10 Chair Yoga Nov 11 – Closed Nov 12 - Afternoon Line Dancing Nov 13 – Bingo W/ Home Health Nov 17 – Chair Yoga Nov 18 – Randolph Network for Aging Service at Center Nov 19 - Afternoon Line Dancing Nov 20 - Two Stepping Nov 23 – Chair Tai Chi Nov 24 – Chair Yoga Nov 26 – 27 Closed Nov 30 – Chair Tai Chi For more information call the Liberty Senior Center At 622-5844

Reitzel Senior Center & Reitzel Activity Center

Morning Volunteer Opportunities at the Reitzel Senior Center
Volunteers to lead trivia, Stretch & Wiggle exercise, walking activities and etc. —————Need Meals-on-Wheels volunteers for the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Thursdays of every month. Only take 45 mins to an hour to deliver meals to home bound seniors. ————————Afternoon Volunteer Opportunities at the Reitzel Activity Center ————————Volunteers to lead Scrabble, Rummikub games, cards and board games

Garrett’s Florist
201 S Greensboro St—Liberty Ph 622-4556 We have all your needs to make this a Christmas to remember. Poinsettias to roses, table arrangements to cemetery needs and more. Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri 8 to 5 Wed, Sat 8 to 1 We Deliver

Wish List
*Instructors for knitting, quilting, painting Classes * Choral Instructor * Leaders for Bible * Club * Arts & Crafts Instructors * Leaders for Coffee and Tea Book Lovers Club Can you give some of your Time to help fill their wish List.

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

Volunteers to lead stretching and walking activities, Book Club, and etc.

Please call 622-5844 to volunteer

For Lunch and Activity Reservations: Call the Center prior to Noon the day before

Annual Liberty Downtown Trick Or Treat A Big Hit
As normal, the streets come to life in Liberty the days before Halloween. You see local business open their doors during morning business hours for the young folks to come in while dressed with their great costumes and spirits. They call on them for goodies. This year was no different. From Liberty Pre-K and Kindergarten to local day cares and lets not forget the stay at homes children, the streets are bustling with life. One stop that is enjoyed by young and old is the visit the Liberty Senior Center. As you can see in the pictures there was smiles all over the place. This is a tradition that everyone loves. Lets not take this for granted , this is another great asset our town has.
Let us help you bring the Christmas magic.

Liberty Rotary Give Dictionaries
Several, several years back local Liberty Rotary member, Wade Shelton, had a desire to give dictionaries out to local Liberty third graders. Well his desire has grown over the years. You see this past month, Liberty Rotary presented books to all third graders in Liberty ES, Grays Chapel ES, Franklinville ES and Ramseur ES. A total of 334 were given out. The good news does not stop there. You see the other Rotary Clubs in Randolph County has joined in and every third grader in the entire country received a dictionary. Great job folks.
Advertise In The Liberty Leader Give Us A Call 336-404-9791

Halloween Pizza Party at the Reitzel Senior Center

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


Mary Murphy at the Health Fair


JULIAN — Mr. James W. "Bill" Brown, 60, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2009. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel is assisting the Brown family. STALEY — Faye Pattishall Carter, 69, of 659 J.C. Teague Road, Staley, died Sunday, October 18, 2009, at Chatham Hospital, Inc., Siler City. Mrs. Carter was born May 22, 1940, the daughter of Carlton Moody and Corinne (Carroll) Pattishall. Mrs. Carter was a native of Chatham County. Faye was the valedictorian of the last graduating class of Staley High School. She was employed with the Randolph County Health Department for 35 years and also worked at Randolph Hospital. She was a Sunday School teacher and the treasurer at Staley Baptist Church. Faye was an organ donor. She is survived by her husband, Harry Gail Carter and one son, Neil Carter and wife, Sherri, of Staley, N.C.; granddaughter, Brynn Carter of Staley; cousins, Patty Hunt of Randleman, Janie Nance of Liberty, and Baxter Burke of Georgia. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, at the home, 659 J.C. Teague Road, Staley. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 21, at Staley Cemetery, Main Street, Staley, with Rev. Jack Livingston and Rev. Tommy Smith officiating. Memorials may be made to Staley Volunteer Fire Dept., 410 Railroad Street, Staley, NC 27355. LIBERTY — Reba Hall "Bootsie" DiDonato went home to be with Jesus and her momma, daddy, sister and brother on Thursday, November 5, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Monday, November 9, at Forbis & Dick, Pleasant Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park. She leaves behind her son, Thomas "Toot" Johnson Jr.; two daughters, April and James Edwards and Bridgett and Kevin Wilmoth; grandkids, Caleb, Brandyn, Cheyanne, Zack, Jason Jr. and Lyndsey, who all loved their MiMi dearly; brothers, Dave, Jim, Don, Jerry, Randy and Mike; sisters, Diane, Kim, and Sheila; and a very special friend Pat Greene. SNOW CAMP — Mr. Ervin A. Godfrey, 88, died Thursday, October 8, 2009. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, at Bethel United Methodist Church. Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory in Graham is in charge of arrangements .ULIAN — - Mr. Walter George Hemphill, 75, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at Hospice Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, after a courageous fight through years of declining health. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, at Pleasant Union Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Cecil Donahue officiating.

A Life Lived Is Worth Remembering…

Mr. Hemphill was born on November 26, 1933 in Guilford County. He retired as a House Manager for Kay212 W Swannanoa Ave ser Roth with 38 years of service. Liberty, NC 27298 George was a member of Pleasant Union Methodist Church. He played Ph 336-622-2256 Office short-stop in the American Legion Ph 336-622-2258 Obit Line Junior Baseball Association, and was an avid Tar Heels and Braves fan. George loved his shop and working on small engines. He was proud of the contributions he had made through blood donations, and was a Serving The Local Community man of few words. He loved his family and was a loving husband, father New Obit Line 24//7 and grandfather. He was preceded in death by parents, Wesley Hemphill, Sr. and Bertha Shepard Hemphill; brother, Carl Ray (Bud) Hemphill. Survivors include his wife, Judith Crutchfield Hemphill; sons, Ronald home; daughter, Lori Ann Turner, of the home; son, Josh Hemphill of Julian, David Hemphill (Melody) of Reidsville; F. Turner and wife, Tracy, of Liberty; sisters, Peggy daughters, Georgia Stephens of Randleman, Laura Gray (Mike) Turner and Denise Teague, both of Liberty; brothers, of Randleman; brother, W.T. Hemphill (Bonnie) of Julian; Jody Turner of Staley and David Turner of Denton; grandsister, Nancy Brown of Julian; grandchildren, Jason Stephens, children, Grayson Turner, Seth Turner, and Alex Turner. Megan Hemphill, Hannah Hemphill, Carrie Hemphill, Julian Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday at Hemphill, Jade Hemphill, Justin Prater, Bradley Prater; three Loflin Funeral Home, Ramseur and other times at the great-grandchildren. residence. STALEY — Mrs. Wheatley Coble McClenon, 89, passed STALEY — Mr. Wayne Franklin Wright, 68, of Staley, away on Friday, October 30, 2009. A funeral service will passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2009, at his be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Edwards Grove Baptist home. Wayne was owner and operator of Wright Grading Church in Liberty. Burial will follow in Amos Grove Ceme- and was the contractor for the Randolph County Landfill tery. Loflin Funeral Home has the honor of serving the for 22 years. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on McClenon family. Tuesday, October 13, at The Loflin Funeral Home LIBERTY — Patsy Lee Norris Mitchell, 66, went home to Chapel, officiated by Rev. Tim Friar and Rev. Clifford be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at Williams. Burial will follow in Staley Cemetery. Wesley Long Hospital following an ongoing battle with The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Moncancer. A native of Alamance County, she was the day evening at the funeral home. He was preceded in daughter of the late Charley Gaddis and Eunice Faith death by his parents, Jerome and Edith Gunter Wright. Montgomery Norris and was married for 47years to KenSurviving are his wife, Yvonne L. Wright; two daughters, neth Ray Mitchell who survives. There will be a graveside Candi Wright Langley of Staley and Rita Wright Silver of service held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2009 at AlaDavidson; four sisters, Iris W. Bowman of Staley, Jean W. mance Memorial Park by Dr. Steve Martin. The family will Martin of Liberty, Barbara W. Cuthbertson of Liberty and receive friends at the home. Kay W. Bowman of Liberty; one brother, Allen Wright of SNOW CAMP — Miss Judy Kay Stout, 66, passed away Staley; three grandchildren, Victoria Langley, Michaela on Friday, October 9, 2009. A graveside funeral service Langley and Mia Silver and special extended family, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 12, at Sammy Matthews and Fredrick Elliott. At the family's rePleasant Hill Christian Church Cemetery. quest, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of made to Aphasia Puzzle Support, c/o Randolph Hospital, serving the Stout family. 364 White Oak Street, Asheboro, NC 27204 or to Hospice LIBERTY — Terry Franklin Turner, 59, of 5231 of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27203. Butler Road, Liberty, died Saturday, October 31,


Tyson Nixon, Manager And Staff

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Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty
Invites You and Your Family to Our

19th Annual Candlelight Memorial Service
6 p.m. on November 22, 2009 at The Loflin Funeral Home Chapel

2009, at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Liberty, with Rev. Tim Friar officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. He was a native of Randolph county and was employed with Sandy Creek Golf Course as a greens superintendent. He was a member of the Asheboro Masonic Lodge, and a member of the Shriners. He was preceded in death by his parents, Connie F. and Betty Brinkley Turner, PO Box 1125 Liberty, and his brother, Jeff Turner. Surviving are his wife, Vicky Smith Turner, of the

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Flu Prompts Additional Restrictions at Randolph Hospital
The spread of influenza in our community has prompted Randolph Hospital to take additional measures to protect patients, staff and visitors. Until further notice, Randolph Hospital will not allow visitors who are displaying any flulike symptoms, such as fever, cough or sore throat. Additionally, anyone younger than 18, regardless of whether they have symptoms, will not be allowed to enter the hospital unless they are at the hospital as a patient. The hospital is also reminding the public that the Emergency Department entrance should only be used by those seeking treatment in the department. “We feel these restrictions are a necessary step to protecting our patients, staff and adult visitors as the reports of increasing cases of flu appear throughout the region,” said Ingrid Munley, Infection Control Professional. “We will continue to monitor the situation very closely and may add additional restrictions if necessary.” Further precautions at Randolph Hospital also entail increased availability of masks, gloves and alcohol-based hand sanitizer at all major entrances into the facility as well as signage displaying the visitation restrictions. “We understand that these additional restrictions may be an inconvenience for patients and families, but we ask for your understanding and patience as we work to limit the spread of flu. Protecting our patients who have a weakened immune system or who are at a higher risk for infection such as pregnant women and newborn infants, is a first step in controlling the spread of flu this season,” said Munley. The visitation policy will remain in effect until the rate of flu in the region has significantly decreased. To help reduce the spread of flu, the following universally approved precautions are recommended for everyday use:  Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze  Wash your hands often and with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze; alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective  Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth  Stay home if you are sick The hospital is encouraging friends or loved ones to call, write a letter or send an electronic cheer card through Randolph Hospital’s website as an alternative to visiting patients at the hospital. Randolph Hospital thanks the public for its cooperation in helping to protect the safety of our patients, staff and visitors. For more information on H1N1 please refer to these or


08 October 2009 Meeting Notes Liberty American Legion Post 81-604 South Greensboro St.-Liberty, N.C. 27298 A meal of BBQ, beans , slaw, chicken soup, rolls, sheet cakes with coffee, tea and lemonade was served. The meal was prepared by Perry Marbert and Earl Morin. The meeting was opened by 1st Vice Commander L.T. Smith with opening prayer by Henry Galary. Commander Smith saluted the colors and did the POW/MIA Ceremony. A quorum was declared and a welcome was extended to all. The Ladies Auxiliary Unit was excused for their meeting after President Jeane Stutts gave a report on Kristin. She thanked all for the cards, calls and visits. Kristin loves them all. The minutes from September were read by Adjutant Cary McMasters. Terry Stutts moved to approve the minutes as read and seconded by Earl Morin………Motion Carried. Correspondence…..15th District meeting on November 15, 2009 Lexington Post 8 with meal at 1p. We had 5 to attend the District meeting in Asheboro. The Division III meeting on 27 September 2009 at Post 8 was attended by 2 from Post 81. The Fall Conference is to be held at the North Raleigh Hilton on 16/17 October 2009. Commander Parham, Cary and Ritchie to attend. Randolph Sports Council asked for a donation for scholarships in the county. Terry Stutts moved to donate $45.00 and 2nd by Earl Morin. Motion Carried. Finance Officer J.R. Beard gave a report for the month. The Legion Bulletin was covered as follows; Fall Conference and dates along with the awards to be selected. October Membership Targets set at 55%. Proper paperwork…Please make sure that ALL your important papers are together and your Family knows the details when the time comes. Write down your desires and put it in a safe place and advise your family where they can be found. Membership Dues…….$25.00 and no one had any idea what went to State, National, Commander’s Project….$23.50. Our Post 81 is at 164 memberships or 72% of our goal. The State Oratorical Contest was discussed, National Commander’s Incentive Pin Award, US Army Veteran Medals Unit was talked about and how to get your medals. The American Legion Benefits card was also discussed. The Fall Conference tentative Schedule was available, for when all the Committees and Commissions meet. Sick Call: Kristin Stutts-- Universal, Cecil Williams --Wesley Long, Larry Alexander—Hospital, Arlie Culp…Sick, R. Earl Stout, Jr. Family, Hurley C. Parks, Jr. Family Conrad R. Key Family An application for an AMERICAN LEGION license plate was available from the mailing and the adjutant had copies on hand. Sargent Fuller won the 50/50 and donated it back to the Post and this offsets the cost of the meals. With no further business and after the closing prayer by Chaplain Henry Galary the meeting was closed in due form by Commander L.T. Smith. Respectfully submitted, Cary A. McMasters, PDC

Local Church Transports Visitors Back In Time
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Dreamcatcher Farms—Paradise For Your Dog

I had the pleasure to meet Laurie McDaniel, owner and operator of Dreamcatcher Farm at 5469 Dona Road (off Old 421 near Southeast Fire Dept) in Julian. This little piece of heaven for dogs is located nestled back in the woods . While you are on your vacation, your beloved pet gets their own vacation from home. Laurie give that extra special touch. She encourages the owners to call in and talk to their dogs. Yes, I did say talk to them. She will bring the phone over to your pet to allow them to hear your voice and believe it or not they normally bark back. The pets have the experience of being surrounded by Gods beauty. When the d 2n ar come out for a visit they can look upon a beautiful meadow which is surround by tall Ye trees. Laurie also make a point to take each one on their own personal nature walk. If Parks Crossroads Christian Church you tell her they love a belly rub, well that get that also. Hey, I do not get that much Presents pampering on my vacation! Well Dreamcatchers also offers boarding for your cat also. They offer grooming services, homemade treats, toys and with Christmas around the corner, you can stop in and hand pick the items you want in the their stocking. This gives Santa a break. They also have a special flea regiment, A live drama that will take you back to the time of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ! CapStar, that within 30 minutes will kill all fleas. Make the journey with us as we re-create the road traveled in search of the promised Messiah! They also offer a huge variety of other items such as K9 and Advantage. You can schedule The Drama Will Be From 6-9pm your pets stay from one day to one month. They Wed to Sat Dec 2-5 provide food or you can bring your own food. No blankets or beds from home allowed though. Parks Crossroads Christian Church Laurie has five years of experience and is a full 2057 Parks Crossroad Ch Rd Ramseur time business, Ph 336-824-6622 or so no part time, she is there for their constant care. Give Me Arts, or Give Me Death! Grooming is by appointment Tuesday to My school is amazing. It really is. I go to Woods Charter School, which is in Chapel Hill. It’s Friday 8am to 6pm and Saturday 8am to Christmas List a college preparatory school and for the first few years that I went there, we were located in a shopping Noon. They even pamper your pet with Dreamcatcher Farm mall. It was the ultimate education-based, college-prep, totally artsy school. Then we moved to a new basic grooming but also paint nails, banbuilding. It was a fantastic move, trust me. We got tons of things that we needed: a stage, new science danas, bows, brush their teeth. For the upBlack Friday Special facilities, plenty of room, and a gym. But with the move came some changes—some changes that I’m coming holiday season they will accept not too crazy about. I think that sports programs are great. I do. But I think that school is a place for your pets for the holiday shopping season. Call For Appointment education—especially a school like Woods, which flaunts its high graduation rate, challenging curricu- Ever wanted to leave early one day, spend Drop Off Your Pet As lum and small class sizes. But something changed when we were given the opportunity to introduce the entire day shopping, and come back sports and other non-educational extracurricular activities into the school: money started getting spent, late, but wait…..what about my dog. Prob- Early as 2am on Black and not in the wisest areas. The floor in our gym cost a million dollars. A million dollars. Not five thou- lem solved, just drop them off. For the Friday November 17 sand. Not ten thousand. A million dollars! When I found this out, I was shocked. We don’t have a liupcoming Black Friday (Day After brary, but we can spend a million dollars on shiny gym floor that requires tons of upkeep. Volleyball Thanksgiving) shopping , they are offering $1 Per Hour a uniforms for our team cost another eight hundred dollars. You know what we could do with eight hun- special. You will have to call for an apSpend as much time as dred dollars? We could print 300 copies of the school newspaper four times. Right now, we’re strugpointment, but they are excepting pets as gling just to get the first issue printed. The basketball team got warm-up you want shopping and early as 2am in the morning and will keep clothes. Woods bought a costume for our mascot. We have cheerleading not worry about your your dog for $1 per hour. Even better, got uniforms, but no printers in our computer lab. Come on, Woods Charter! I’m your house full for Thanksgiving, drop pet. We will love on just as supportive of sports at Woods as the next person. But them off the day before, and they can spend them while you are what’s being carried out within Woods is ridiculous. A me- the night and you do not have that gone. dia center, a regularly published newspaper, a budget for added distraction. Well drop by and student council, resources for the drama program. Are these check them out. You will be surprised. things too much to ask? Are they less important than sweatshirts for the girl’s volleyball team? I can’t bring myself to think so. I realize that this is a strange publication to be publishing this in. Most people in this area haven’t even heard of Woods. But I’m saying this for myself, and I’m saying it for all the little liberal arts geeks like me that are out there, frustrated because their school cares more about a football CALL 866-658-6487 team than a solid arts program. I don’t know why sports UNITS Mobile Storage can make your holi- always come to the forefront when schools are deciding days smoother and less cluttered. 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Randolph Early College High School Measures Success

Randolph Early College High School, which opened its doors on the Randolph ComRandolph Telephone sponsored a Customer Appreciation munity College campus in fall of 2006, has had unprecedented success, according to Carnival on October 29 in its parking lot in downtown Libstate and local reports. The school enrolled its fourth class of freshmen this fall and has erty. The event featured a moon bounce, face painting, 65 seniors on track to graduate this spring. Approximately 50 are expected to complete homemade ice cream, popcorn, carnival-style games, and their associate degree from RCC as well as their high school diploma. “That is very exciting,” said Cathy Waddell, RECHS principal. “None of us really thought that far exclusive discounts on several of Randolph Telephone’s out. It was a dream.” Under the early college high school model, students can earn their services. Kids received bright orange trick-or-treat bags high school diploma and up to two years of transferable college credit or an associate with safety tips along with candy and other prizes. The Libdegree in four or five years. Out of a total of 76 seniors, 11 have chosen the fifth year erty Police Department displayed one of its vehicles. Liboption, according to Nancy Cross, RECHS liaison. That could be for several reasons, erty Fire Department brought a fire engine and Sparky the she said. “They might need extra time or want to take a lighter load and spread the Fire Dog made a surprise visit. The Copperheads’ mascot, experience out to a fifth year.” They also might be pursuing a technical degree at RCC, Rally, appeared for photos. Those photos are posted along like Photographic Technology, which takes extra time to finish because of scheduling. Those who choose to graduate in four years without an associate degree will be able to with other pictures transfer the college credits they have completed to whatever college they decide to from the event on attend. They might choose this option because “not all college credit programs are acRandolph Telecessible to our students as high school students,” said Cross, like Nursing or Radiographone’s web site in phy that have further entrance requirements. Compared to other high schools statewide, the Events Gallery at Randolph Early College High School has also excelled. Recently the school earned the Honor School of Excellence designation in the ABCs of Public Education report. RECHS was recognized for high growth and for having 90.1 percent of its students tested performing at or above grade level in the 2008-2009 school year. In 2007-2008, it was recognized as a School of Distinction with 88.2 percent of its students perform ing at or above grade level. In 2006-2007, it was also a School of Excellence. In addi“Our goal was to tion, RECHS was the eighth highest performing early college high school in the state make this a fun out of over 70 early college high schools. Cross noted that when comparing early colleges, there are different models, some targeting very different types of students. “It is pre-Halloween activity for local families. We hope evenice that other people recognize that we have worked diligently to help our students ryone had a good time and look forward to doing this succeed,” said Waddell of the honors. The performance composites are based on endagain next October. It is one of the few chances we get of-course test scores, graduation rates, and attendance. “But we don’t focus a lot on test to personally thank our scores,” she continued. “It is still a journey. We still work every day to try to become customers and remind better than the year before.” Waddell said the school’s focus “has always been on folks about how much building relationships with students so they can maximize their potential. The teachers we enjoy being an give 110% toward that goal every day.” She said they measure success through the active part of this comgrowth they see in their students, academically, emotionally, and socially. Waddell noted that EOC testing data doesn’t reflect when a student has had a hard time as a munity,” said Aaryn freshman and has overcome that. “A lot of our kids have been able to do that,” she said. Slafky, Randolph “They were the shy kids in middle school.” “The thing that distinguishes us from other Telephone marketing director. “Please look for us handing to go be successout balloons at the Liberty and Staley Christmas parades next high schools is that our students are requiredTo see into college classes and through that ful,” Waddell continued. “It is not optional. how our students grow month.” is one of the ways we measure our success.” Cross said that about 75% of the grades that RECHS students earned in RCC classes were “C” or higher, which is “very compaToday, rable to the college population.” Both Waddell and Cross point out that RECHS stuMore Articles About Mayberry dents have been successful in blending into the College population in other ways. One may our thanksgivThe Mayberry article that I published was based on an article by RECHS student, Natalie Caviness, was just elected treasurer of the RCC Student Goving be to God, Carolyn Augustine titled Small Town Living: Lessons I Learned in ernment Association for the 2009-2010 school year. Also, some RECHS students have for we have been Mayberry. I love reading her stories and this one was so similar to been chosen each year in a competitive process for the College’s Student Leadership our life in Liberty I ran the story with my personal experiences spun deeply and richly Academy – five for 2010, four in 2009, and three for the first year of the program in blessed ~ in from Liberty. If you love Andy Griffith show as I do, you will 2008. “The level of maturity we’ve seen in these kids has been pretty phenomenal,” said Waddell, “when you listen to them talk to underclassmen about how to navigate enjoy following Carolyn’s stories. You can see her stories by visitthe campus, how to study, and how to manage their time.” RECHS currently has 321 ing. Tomorrow, students in grades 9-12. The targeted population for the school is first generation col may our actions lege students, economically disadvantaged students, and minority students. Randolph reflect His peace, Early College High School seniors will be presenting their senior projects on Thursday, for we have been Dec. 3, and the school is in need of volunteers to act as judges. Anyone interested in being a part of this process is urged to contact Debra McDowell at 625-1137 by the filled with middle of November. His spirit ~

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I got a chance to meet with Tracy Hitt, this past weekend. She was so kind, she gave me a bar of organic essential oil soap. My first thought was, hmmmm, do I smell. She must have read my mind, she quickly said I would love for you to try it and let me know what you think. With the holiday season approaching, she suggested a lemon or a peppermint soap. Well I went with the peppermint. You know the commercial of the soap that wakes you up. Well that was the experience. Plus it gives you benefits such as , use for dry skin, eczema, acne, skin psoriasis, colds and flu. You can also get in Goats Milk, Shea Butter and Olive Oil Base. She has items from soaps, gels, salts, soaks and lotion. Plus they are all 100% organic and herbal. But here wares do not stop their. They also run the Hitt Farm, where they offer, fresh and seasonal fruits, vegetable. They also have home farm honey, eggs (chicken and duck), chickens (bantam and chicks) and lastly they bread and raise Siberian Huskies. So this is just one of many other places you can support your local community. So why take your money to Walmart or the mall, when you can get special made gifts that are prepared by loving local hands. Support your local community.

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Daddy's Poem
Her hair was up in a pony tail, her favourite dress tied with a bow. Today was Daddy's Day at school, and she couldn't wait to go. But her mummy tried to tell her, that she probably should stay home. Why the kids might not understand, if she went to school alone. But she was not afraid; she knew just what to say. What to tell her classmates of why he wasn't there today. But still her mother worried, for her to face this day alone. And that was why once again, she tried to keep her daughter home. But the little girl went to school eager to tell them all. About a dad she never sees a dad who never calls. There were daddies along the back wall, for everyone to meet.. Children squirming impatiently, anxious in their seats One by one the teacher called a student from the class. To introduce their daddy, as seconds slowly passed. At last the teacher called her name, every child turned to stare. Each of them was searching, For a man who wasn't there. 'Where's her daddy at?' She heard a boy call out. 'She probably doesn't have one,' another student dared to shout. And from somewhere near the back, she heard a daddy say, 'Looks like another deadbeat dad, too busy to waste his day.' The words did not offend her, as she smiled up at her Mum. And looked back at her teacher, who told her to go on. And with hands behind her back, slowly she began to speak And out from the mouth of a child, came words incredibly unique. 'My Daddy couldn't be here, because he lives so far away. But I know he wishes he could be, since this is such a special day. And though you cannot meet him, I wanted you to know. All about my daddy, and how much he loves me so. He loved to tell me stories he taught me to ride my bike. He surprised me with pink roses, and taught me to fly a kite. We used to share fudge sundaes, and ice cream in a cone. And though you cannot see him. I'm not standing here alone. 'Cause my daddy's always with me, even though we are apart I know because he told me, he'll forever be in my heart' With that, her little hand reached up, and lay across her chest. Feeling her own heartbeat, beneath her favourite dress. And from somewhere in the crowd of dads, her mother stood in tears. Proudly watching her daughter, who was wise beyond her years.

For she stood up for the love of a man not in her life. Doing what was best for her, doing what was right. And when she dropped her hand back down, staring straight into the crowd. She finished with a voice so soft, but its message clear and loud. 'I love my daddy very much, he's my shining star.. And if he could, he'd be here, but heaven's just too far. You see he is a soldier And died just this past year When a roadside bomb hit his convoy and taught brave men to fear. But sometimes when I close my eyes, it's like he never went away.' And then she closed her eyes, and saw him there that day. And to her mother's amazement, she witnessed with surprise. A room full of daddies and children, all starting to close their eyes. Who knows what they saw before them, who knows what they felt inside. Perhaps for merely a second, they saw him at her side. 'I know you're with me Daddy,' to the silence she called out. And what happened next made believers, of those once filled with doubt. Not one in that room could explain it, for each of their eyes had been closed. But there on the desk beside her, was a fragrant long- stemmed pink rose. And a child was blessed, if only for a moment, by the love of her shining star. And given the gift of believing, that heaven is never too far. Send this to the people you'll never forget and remember to send it also to the person that sent it to you. It's a short message to let them know that you'll never forget them. If you don't send it to anyone, it means you're in a hurry and that you've forgotten your friends. Take the live and love.

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STALEY – On October 30, 2009 a local businessman and farmer, William Randy Burgess, along with his family members and associates, were charged ending an undercover investigation. Burgess, owner and operator of Burgess Hauling, is also a local cattle farmer in the Ramseur area. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit, along with Liberty Police Department, High Point Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation, ended a lengthy undercover investigation involving the seizure of several pounds of high grade marijuana. During the undercover investigation, William Randy Burgess and Michael Dwight Hicks were arrested for Trafficking in Marijuana. As the investigation unfolded, three residences were searched which resulted in the arrests of five more individuals. The total amount of drugs seized during the operation was 6,452 grams (14.25 lbs) of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, US Currency, four firearms and two vehicles. Information has been gathered in the past through surveillance and reliable informants which lead detectives to believe that William Randy Burgess and his son, William Ray Burgess, have been suspected in growing marijuana. The estimated street value on drugs seized is approximately $56,000.00. PERSON(S) CHARGED: William Randy Burgess , W/M DOB: 9-21-1948 (61), 5638 William Burgess Rd., Ramseur, NC Charges: Trafficking in Marijuana (5 Counts), Conspire to Traffic in Marijuana (3 Counts) Bond: $50,000.00 Secured William Ray Burgess, W/M DOB: 2-10-1968 (41), 1462 Lee Layne Rd., Ramseur, NC Charges: Possession With Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Maintaining a Dwelling Place for Controlled Substance Bond: $25,000.00 Unsecured Paula Phillips Burgess , W/F DOB: 1-10-1969 (40) 1462 Lee Layne Rd., Ramseur, NC Charges: Possession With Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Maintaining a Dwelling Place for Controlled Substance, Sell / Give Handgun to Minor Bond: $25,000.00 Unsecured William Michael Burgess W/M DOB: 7-10-1988 (21), 1462 Lee Layne Rd., Ramseur, NC Charges: Simple Possession of Sch VI, Possess Drug Paraphernalia Bond: $1,500.00 Unsecured Shauna Nicole Burgess W/F DOB: 618-1992 (17) 1462 Lee Layne Rd., Ramseur, NC Charges: Possess Handgun by Minor Bond: $1,000.00 Unsecured Michael Dwight Hicks W/M DOB: 422-1969 (40) 7285 Ferguson Rd., Liberty, NC Charges: Trafficking in Marijuana (3 Counts), Conspire to Traffic in Marijuana (3 Counts) Bond: $50,000.00 Secured Junior Calvin Saunders, II W/M DOB: 10-8-1963 (46)7088 Meadowbranch Rd., Seagrove, NC

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N.C. Transportation Museum Hosts More Than 400 Boy Scouts During Our Annual Rail Camp
Scouts will camp at the museum, learn about railroading and earn their Railroading Merit Badge - More than 400 Boy Scouts will spend a busy and fun-filled weekend at the N.C. Transportation Museum during Rail Camp, Nov. 6-8. Troops will spend Friday through Sunday at the museum, the site of the former Spencer Shops steam locomotive repair facility. Most of the 28 troops attending this year’s Rail Camp come from North Carolina. However, troops will also be traveling from as far north as Danville, Va. and as far south as Anderson, S.C. All will learn about locomotive travel and rail transportation and earn their Railroading Merit Badge. Many troops and their leaders have been attending Rail Camp for several years. Dwight Creason, who leads Troop 525 from Mocksville, has attended for the past eight years. Creason’s says the scouts are able to learn a lot in a few days. “Most of them, even though they’ve read this stuff in the history books, they really don’t have a concept of it until its hands on,” he said. Creason credits the location, the former Spencer Shops, as making those lessons more tangible. “Being there on site where thousands of men worked several years ago, that’s a pretty awesome experience in itself.” Boy Scout troops will set up camp at the N.C. Transportation Museum Friday evening. Saturday morning, troops will tour the museum before taking a train ride around the museum’s 57 acre property. After a scavenger hunt, scouts will dedicate the afternoon to earning their Railroading Merit Badge. Troops will learn how a diesel-electric locomotive develops power, how to identify different types of railcars, the importance of railroad signals and railroad safety. Troops will also learn about modern railroad companies and planning a trip by rail. Rail Camp is also a great opportunity for Boy Scouts to interact, camping alongside each other and working together to earn their Merit Badges. Flag raising and lowering ceremonies and a campfire program is also part of the fun. Creason describes it as “a real blast, a fun fellowship weekend.” The N.C. Transportation Museum, located in historic Spencer Shops, the former Southern Railway repair facility, is part of the Division of State Historic Sites, Department of Cultural Resources. The museum is located just five minutes off I-85 at Exit 79 in Spencer, and about an hour from Charlotte, Greensboro or Winston-Salem. Visit for more information. The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources is celebrating the 2009 theme of “Treasure N.C. Culture.” For information on the Department of Cultural Resources, call (919) 807-7385 or visit

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“I Can Cope” Educational Program Set for People Facing Cancer
Having cancer is life changing. Randolph Hospital, along with the American Cancer Society and Hospice of Randolph County, is offering an educational series entitled “I Can Cope” to aid individuals and their families in the life changing process of treating cancer. The program provides participants with a wide range of resources to combat misinformation or misunderstanding. "I Can Cope" is an interactive seminar where participants discuss and learn about cancer diagnosis, treatment, nutrition, exercise, emotions and stress management. The program offers an environment where participants can express their concerns with those that share the same experience and allow them to create ways to deal with new challenges that arise from diagnosis. The program also offers families and friends information concerning the issues of living with cancer. A variety of healthcare professionals lead the series and provide information to participants as well as videotapes, print materials and class discussions. The program will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hospice of Randolph County, 416 Vision Drive in Asheboro. A light lunch will be provided for those who attend. The class is free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (336) 633-7788 or register on-line at 22
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Local BB&T Bank Give Back To Community
Last month was a month the that the local branch of BB&T gave back to its community. It started off with their annual Customer appreciation day, that they served its customers with homemade BBQ and all the fixings. This lead up to the food drive that the branch had been running all month long. You could drop of your items for the Liberty Association of Churches food bank at the branch office. This all came about where they staff was asked how they would like to give $1500 back to the community. The employees got together and came up with the idea to purchase food with the money and fill the shelves at the local food bank. Pictured here is Rhonda Roach and Robert Wilkie delivering the food the food bank. Great job guys.

Dear Liberty Leader Newspaper, Thank you for being willing to help me with my senior project. I am hosting a 5k run benefiting Victory Junction Camp. It will be held Saturday November 14 at 10 A.M. at Jordan Matthews High School Phil E. Center Stadium. The cost will be $10 for adults and $5 for students high school and under. Thanks , Katie Vestal Above is a letter from a reader…..she is doing her Senior Project. Folks lets help her and a great cause out.


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Harvest International Ministry-From the desk of Pastor James English, Jr.
Huddle in an upper room over a crowed street corner were 120 believers, the first of this new kind of believer. A kind this world had never experienced. Fifty days they had waited. Fifty, the number of Jubilee and Jubilee which means “party”. There was about to be a party – a baptism – a fire – a wind – a sound from Heaven. Patiently they waited, prayed and fasted. Jesus was gone, but before he was taken up in a cloud, the last display of His Glory that they had experienced, he commanded them to go to Jerusalem and wait for the Promise. “Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost has come upon you…” Acts 1:8. Among them gathered in that room was Peter, the one that walked on water to Jesus. Two others, who did not even recognize Jesus when walking and talking with Him on the road to Emmaus. Their hope had been crushed, their faith diminished with all the chaos and confusion surrounding the crucifixion. This motley group at best, held on to the last words of their King. They sat waiting, watching and wondering for a sign, any sign, then “suddenly”—you’ve been praying, you’ve been fasting and it seems God isn’t responding, but hold on my child “Your Suddenly” is on the way. Your bible records these words in Acts 2:2-4 “And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Now Peter, the same one that denied Christ three times being full of fear and doubt, had been transformed, endued with power, stood when the crowd mocked that these were drunk with wine and proclaimed to over five thousand people, “For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel: And it shall come to pass in the last day, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh…” Acts 2:15-17. This was the beginning of the last days. We are now in the final moments of history, the last of the last days. This same power is still available today, the mighty baptism in the Holy Spirit. What a demonstration of the love of our Heavenly Father that on Pentecost, He sent the Holy Spirit to empower us, to comfort us, to help us. In these troubled times, we can be confident that through the power of the Holy Spirit, we will be victors in this life. For faith is “NOW”. I’m so excited in my spirit for what God is doing at Harvest International Ministry. We are experiencing a fresh wave of the Holy Spirit. To the church family, I love you, God bless you. You are the best. Everyone is welcome at Harvest. Come join us this Sunday morning at 10:30. May God Richly Bless You, Pastor James English, Jr. 23 For information call: 336-622-6810

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Grand Opening of RCC Cosmetology Center Set for Nov. 5
The 18 students who began cosmetology classes at the Randolph Community College Cosmetology Center in August are ready to begin serving customers for haircuts, shampoos and styling, permanents, hair coloring, manicures, pedicures, waxing, and facials. The Center will begin taking walk-in clients on Thursday, Nov. 5. The public is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony before the grand opening, beginning at 9 a.m. on Nov. 5. The brief ceremony will include remarks by various RCC dignitaries and a couple of Cosmetology students. One of the students will then give the “first haircut” to RCC President Bob Shackleford. Light refreshments will be available. The public can take a self-tour of the facility and enter a drawing for various door prizes. “The students have done a lot of cuts,” said Tammy Matthews, Cosmetology program head and instructor, of the preparation the students have been going through for the past several months. “We started cutting on the third day. We also started coloring early.” Matthews said each student starts out with five mannequin heads to practice on, and they get new mannequins each semester. That is important, noted Matthews, to allow them to become comfortable with the process and to try new things. “Even I continue to get new mannequins for when I want to try a new technique.” The students have also had a lot of practice on family members and each other. “I have a great group of students,” said Matthews. “They have learned a lot in a short period of time.” And some of those students have had at least a little bit of experience. Student Angela Knestrick of Asheboro, who is married with a 6-year-old daughter, was attending Asheboro Beauty School when she became pregnant and had to drop out. “As soon as I heard about the RCC program, I fought tooth and nail to get in,” said Knestrick. She did not have her high school diploma or GED, which is required for the program, so she quickly enrolled in RCC’s GED program. She completed the GED orientation, attended a few classes, and then passed her GED Tests, all in a span of two weeks. “I even had to drive to Raleigh to get my transcript so I could enroll in the Cosmetology program. I was the very last person accepted,” she said. Knestrick said she has been practicing on family members on the weekends and “can’t wait to see who comes in the door (on Nov. 5).” Jennifer McCollom of Randleman, who is a member of a union of make-up artists who do makeup for films and commercials, decided to diversify her skills after North Carolina lost a lot of filmmaking business to neighboring states. “I’m nervous, but excited,” she said about the Nov. 5 opening. “It will be great to actually do haircuts on clients other than the students.” McCollom studied film makeup at the Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts in Los Angeles. McCollom said she fell in love with theater early on and has worked on several films, including the HBO miniseries “John Adams.” She Pictured Above :Randolph Community College Cosmefeels that adding cosmetoltology student Gina McLaughlin works on one of five ogy to her skills will make mannequin heads she has been training on since August. her more marketable to the Each student starts with five mannequins and adds more film industry and for the each semester. The RCC Cosmetology Center opens to wedding industry, because many brides want someone the public on Thursday, Nov. 5. to do hair and makeup. The 6,000-square-foot Cosmetology Center, located in Hillside Shopping Center at 1003 S. Fayetteville Street, will accommodate 36 students at a time at styling stations on the floor, plus students in two classrooms. A second class of Cosmetology students will enroll in January. The Center holds 10 shampoo stations, 12 dryers, a waxing room, and a manicure/pedicure area. Students will serve clients on a walk-in basis from 9 a.m.-12 noon, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and from 8:15-11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Senior Appreciation Day is Thursday; all services are one-half price. Prices range from $5 for a simple haircut, to $30 for an initial bleach. Permanent waves range from $18 to $30. The cost is $5 for a manicure and $10 for a pedicure. A full price list is available on RCC’s Web Site at

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At The Well
At the center of the Village is a deep well of life-giving water where the townspeople meet. As they draw water; their voices blend in the culture, society and wisdom that they share. Each month meet here at the well to hear those voices. It is different at the well every time I am here. Many times I linger and listen. What I have noticed is that different groups of people draw different kinds of information out of one another. Today at the well, I listened a little while longer to hear the end of this sharing. I am very glad that I did. It is autumn and someone muses aloud, “Wonder what makes the leaves such beautiful colors?” Voices answer as folks share their thoughts. One says, “I have heard that it is whether or not we have rain, so the dryness or wetness creates the beautiful colors”. Another voice says, “It could be the length of the days that makes the difference. The days become shorter by almost two minutes each day, so there is more darkness. Perhaps that is what affects the colors”. “There is a tilt to the earth”, softly speaks another voice, “as earth wobbles to another slant toward the sun, that may be the trigger for the leaves to drop.” “Oh, the trees are just going to sleep for the winter”, adds an interested child. “It is the falling temperatures”, someone said, “We have had a frost already”. The next voice really got the attention of all of us. “The trees feel the tug of the Source of all of us, the Creator, God. There is a tug in the hearts of the trees caused by the Great Voice that tells them winter is coming and it is the time for rest. The Voice reminds them that they must begin to withdraw and collect the nutrition from the leaves to be stored in their roots. They will need this burst of energy in the coming spring. So they begin a slow process to draw within them the Spirit of life, that life force given by the sun, from each single leaf. As the life slowly drains away from the leaf, it can no longer function to nurture the tree, as the strong green leaf that it was. Without life as it was, the leaves’ new colors shine through. The brilliant colors of the spirits of these leaves spark intense joy and beauty into our own Spirits. These ‘notalive’ leaves let go of the tree, then drift and dance in the lively wind, delighting all of our senses.” There is silence in the crowd around the well as we all absorb what has been said.

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the voters that supported me at the polls. All the words of encouragement I received from the community. I look forward to serving you over the next four years.

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That is when my walk home began. Carrying my water and my thoughts, I move toward home watching leaves of awesome colors drift, float and dance. Could it be, I ask myself, that we are like the leaves of the trees? That our own lives connected to God feel a tug when it is time? When our hair turns to beautiful colors of white, gray and silver; that we too are responding to our Creator. What if we become more and more beautiful in life, release our hold on the earth and simply lie down, just like those leaves? We can dance and live our beauty to delight the senses of all those around us on our way through life toward that beautiful place where we reconnect with our Creator, God. At home, caught up in the joy of this autumn season and what I had heard, I join in the dance of the leaves, I reach up, twirl and dance in the wind and Parts & Accessories For Manufacturing Housing lie down upon the earth.  Decks—Steps Send all communications to the  Experienced Service Department editor of your paper to  Insurance Claims Attn: At The Well.  Estimates You can send it to editor to pass on the author of At The Well by David B Gilmore Email 557 Coleridge Rd / HWY 22 Ph 336-824-2219 [email protected] Ramseur, NC 27316 Fax 336-622-4298 Fx 336-824-2325 Or Mail to PO Box 913, Liberty, NC

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Who Does The Liberty Leader?
As I deliver the paper or receive phone call about stories and ads , the same question comes up, “Who does the Liberty Leader” or “Where is your office”. Well I have decided to answer the questions. The paper is done by three people, Me , Myself and I. All three have the same name, Kevin Bowman, a life long resident of Liberty. The paper is coming up on its sixth year of being in existence in a couple of months. The paper is actually a side project/job of mine. My day job is working for Learning Environments in town where I do sales and drafting for them. They have been gracious to allow me to print the copy in the office prior to my newsprint paper. I do the paper at nights and weekends. It has became a labor of love. Others hunt, fish, golf and etc, well, I do the Liberty Leader. I just love meeting all the great and interesting people that I do stories and ads for. It is such a great feeling to see people pick up the paper and read it while I am a local business. Yes, being a side project does have its draw backs for the community. For example, I have time only to publish the paper once a month. I also do not have that perfect day the paper comes out. I guess the biggest signature of paper would be, my grammar. Oh how I know my English teachers I have had in the past hope I never publish their name as they do not want to take credit for my grammar. Do not worry, I will not folks. Well, I hope that helps clear up some of questions behind the paper. The reason I have never publish my name, is that I want this to be a community paper and not about me. I love the community we live in and look forward to publishing more about our great area. This would be a great time to say thanks to all the supporters of the paper, from advertisers, to business that display the paper, to readers and to God for placing this in my path. I hope everyone has a great family filled Thanksgiving. I look forward to providing the community with the Liberty Leader for many more years.

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