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Vol 5, Iss 9, 2009


A Community Paper—By The Community—And For The Community 5 Years And Going
Free Paper — Bringing the Liberty , Staley , Julian, Clim ax and Snow Camp Areas Together— Online At
Elections Just Down The Road—So Who Is Running? We Made It—Town Of Liberty Receives
FOR LIBERTY MAYOR: Small Town Main Street Program Grant
• ALEXANDER, ERNEST LARRY A few years ago the Town Of Liberty council put together a special down-
404 E STARMOUNT AVE PH (919) 218-9551 (336) 622-1016 town revitalization committee to work towards reviving our community.
• PARKER, JIMMY SHERRILL Since that time we have had increased our July Celebration to a large event,
325 E FRAZIER AVE P O BOX 446 PH(336) 622-3740 N Post your event
increased exposure to downtown and they applied last year for the Small September
FOR LIBERTY COUNCIL: Town Main Street Grant. We came in to the final four for the western divi-
• CAVINESS, TERRY L sion of NC and lost out to the other towns. The group decided to reapply for 12-Prayer Bk fast
512 N GREENBRIAR ST PO BOX 928 PH(336) 622-3850 the grant and on August 13, our Mayor John Stanley 12-Brunswick Stw
• KING-GAINES, JUSTIN SAMUEL received the official letter stating we had received the 12-Kiln Opening
615 E SWANNANOA AVE PH (336) 622-4291 (919) 478-9060 grant. The town chosen for the grants was Liberty M ark Sept 29 13-Rainbow Tea
• ISLEY, JEREMY along with Robbins, La Grange, Selma, Waxhaw and 15-Snow Camp Mtg
550 E HIGHFILL AVE PH PH(336) 622-9643 N 19-Fall Harvest Day
Wilkesboro. Yipee!!!! You may now be saying to
• NIXON, TYSON EUGENE 19-Church Bazzar
your self, What is the Small Town Main Street Pro-
225 PINE VALLEY COURT P O BOX 1536 N PH (336) 209-1455 19/20-Special Show
gram? Good question. The Small Town Main Street
Program addresses the growing number o f small, 19/20-Car Show
654 LOGAN LANE P O BOX 372 PH (336) 622-2253 (336) 964-1655
FOR STALEY MAYOR: rural towns that need downtown development as- 21-26-School Raiser
• SCOTTON, KAREN R sistance but are not likely, due to size or resource limitations, to pursue 23-Chamber Lunch
548 W RAILROAD ST PO BOX 22 PH(336) 622-2054 the regular Main Street program. Selected communities receive on-site 23-Pumpkin Sale
FOR STALEY COMMISSIONER: technical assistance from the Small Town Main Street (STMS) staff 26-Brunswich Stew
• DEGAETANO, RICHARD LEWIS including: Organizational development, Market analysis, Business assis- 26-Liberty Show
2436 GRAYFOX LANE PH(336) 622-0422 (336) 639-6270 tance, Promotions and Design. As in the regular Main Street program, 26-Alpaca Day
• JONES, MARLENE BRINKLEY no funds come with the designation. So what is the next steps. The 25-Antique Festival
507 N MAIN ST PH(336) 622-7128 Y (336) 215-2224 group would like to schedule a KICK OFF meeting. Roger Davis, Lib- 26– Antique Festival
• LANGLEY-HANKINS, LORI LYNN erty Town Manager, has asked for Tuesday, September 29 for our towns 26– Car/Tractor Shw
158 SHAW ST P O BOX 210 PH(336) 622-5138 kick off. The STMS will come to this meeting and would like for all 29-Grant Kicko ff
• MARLEY, SARAH ELIZABETH local offi cials, citizens, organizations, business and more to be in atten- October
535 S STALEY ST P O BOX 4 PH(336) 622-2419
dance. They will explain the program to us and what they hope to ac- 1– The Issacs
complish together with us. As well as begin the process of forming a 4– Farm Fest
2422 GRAY FOX LANE PH (336) 382-8013
community based organization to help carry out the revitalization effo rt. 10– Spagetti Dinner
548 COOPER ST P O BOX 72 PH(336) 622-2686 This is open to all citizens. They would like to see members currently on 24– Health Fair
the downtown revitalization committee, downtown
So Why Is It Important To Vote and For Who? merchants, planning boards, civic groups, Liberty Leader
As summer draws to a close, most local town folks are enjoying their last few days September local and nearby residents. Make a point to
Ph 404-9791
of relative leisure. School has started and life is getting back into a normal routine. come out.
Despite the fact there are no national or state political ads running every where you 26th Fx 622-4298
turn, politics currently seem to be getting little attention in our little town and ad- Email
joining ones, except from the few side street chatter sessions. My local paper is
small just 3,000 copies and is only publish once a month, but I feel in issue is an
important voice for this community. I will be doing a bio on each candidate run-
ning for local offices next month. But I want the bio’s to be more than just age, Next Issue Of The
years in town, family structure, work history and you know what I mean. I want to Liberty
ask some serious questions. So what I want to do is put this back to the readers. Leader
Drop me an email (or letter in the mail) by the September 21st with that one ques- Oct 5
tion (or two) you would like to see your candidate to respond to. I will take a quick
survey of the most prominent questions that will reveal what our local voters are
focused on local issues. So this is your chance community, put all that energy in
the thoughts of the past years and current on what is good and bad, that question Happiness keeps
you wish you new the answer to on what your elected official will do for you while you Sweet,
Trials keep you
sitting at the Town Hall meeting. Then in the October issue of the paper, I will do a
spread for Liberty and Staley on the candidates and there response to all the ques- Strong,
tions you ask. I will collect all your questions and then ask some of my valued Sorrows keep you
friends to help me pick the five best questions. But hey, once you read the ques- Failures keep you
tions, do your part. That would be get out and VOTE. Even better before voting, Humble,
drop them a letter or a phone call. All the candidates contact information is above. Success keeps you
You can make a difference. This is your community and the person you allow in Glowing,
the office by VOTING or NOT VOTING, well it is your choice. I have set up a But Only GOD
1 special email address for these questions keeps you Going.
Communities In Schools
Read, volunteer, work with student or in a class room ,
donation or anything.
Any North East Corner Of Randolph County Schools
Contact Robin Cox at 953-7412

THE MISSION - To champion the connection of needed community re-

sources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in
school, and prepare for li fe. Communities In Schools believes all students
deserv e fiv e basic resources:

• A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult

• A safe place to grow and learn
• A healthy start - a healthy future
• A marketable skill to use upon graduation
• A chance to give back to peers and community


Rising Meadows Farm & Goat Lady Dairy
(NO ADMISSION CHARGE) See Page 4 For More Info
101 S. Fayetteville Street - Liberty, NC
Phone 336-622-3844
SMOKE FREE / ALCOHOL FREE There ’s hope there’s Angel Food Ministries
Hunger is a very real problem in this nation – each year over five million
Americans face lif e without adequate food. With today’s economic challenges,
A M essage Of Love many ordinary f amilies have f allen on hard times and just need a little help to
With Special Performance By make ends meet while they get back
on their f eet.
The Daytime Gospel Group
Sat Sept 19—7pm That’s where Angel Food Minis-
tries can make the difference.
Sun Sept 20—4pm Angel Food is a nationwide pro-
Tickets $7 (Children Under 6 Free) gram offering low cost food relief
to anyone in need.
Chad And Kristi Show
September 12 Order Deadline (Firm) If you or someone you know needs help –
Sept 14th Angel Food is here for you.
September 19
Show Begins 7:30pm Pick Day (Firm)
Sept 19 (9am to 10:30am) Staley Baptist Church
A Place To Believe, Belong and to Be loved
440 West Railroad St, Staley NC, 27355
A Special Gospel Show 336-622-2965
The M essengers Three
With Local Aprille M iller
Sat Sept 26—7:30pm

Stephen Freeman with Live Bank Echoes of a Legend

October 3—7:30pm
Advance Ticket $30 (At Door $35)
Dinner & Show $45
The M alpass Brothers
October—17 Showtime 7:30pm
Show Only $20 Advance ($22 At Door)
Dinner & Show $35 Harvest International Ministry
Reserv ation For Dinner By Thursday Noon Welcomes You To
Discover the Plan, Purpose and Destiny
God Has For Your Ife
Beginner Line Dance Classes
Every Friday from 7am to 8:30pm
Sundays 10:30 a.m.
Pastor James English Jr.
Cost $6 Per Person—Each Class (Graduate of World Harvest Bible College, ordained & li-
censed by Pastor Rod Parsley)
You Can Do This!!!!!!!
The Liberty Showcase
Instructor Jerry Allison 101 Fayetteville St, Liberty, NC 27298 Office 336-622-6810
Designed For Beginners
The Language of the Spirit LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Music is one of the most magical forces in this world. It is a Hi Kevin,
truly unique art. It has always touched me some where deep inside. The seventh annual Farm Fest has changed
Some of my earliest memories are o f this year! And when I look at the thermometer
dancing around my home in Maine, outside today I
singing along with John rememb er why.
Mellencamp with a little white We are joining
t-shirt on. I was supposed to be with Goat Lady
napping, but there was some- Dairy and having
thing about the music that woke me our Fall events on
up, drew me from bed and made me dance. Sunday, October
That same thing happens to me still today. 4th. Farm Fest,
It's generally known that listening to music when feeling
a Celebration of
sad or dissatisfied lifts the spirit. Music can also reduce stress, help
the Fiber Arts and Good Living, will
those with depression and provide relaxation. There is even an ex-
panding field o f therapy called music therapy which uses music for have sheep, llamas, alpacas, angora goats and
healing. Music can relax your muscles, and reduce your breathing angora rabbits along with Fiber Artists and other
rate, both of which are directly related to stress and so contribute ef- Fine Artisans. There will be about 25 vendors
fectively to its reduction. Music can also motivate your body to pro- here to demonstrate their crafts and sell their
duce serotonin, elevating your mood. Music can alter your brain wave wares. There will be Sheep Dog Demonstrations
pattern and so elevate your mood even after you stop listening to it, at 11:30am and 2:00pm. A variety of musical
and it can motivate and inspire you. offerings and of course Food - We will serve
Music often makes a moment, as well. Think about a movie lunch from 11am to1pm. Several lamb offerings,
without a soundtrack. Think of a party without a dance mix. Think of hot dogs, plus middle eastern fare will be topped
a birthday without the birthday song, Christmas without “ Jingle off with homemade Cocoanut cake. Ice cream
Bells.” It also can defin e a whole era. What would the sixties be with- from Homeland Creamery , beverages and other
out “ Like A Rolling Stone”? The turn of the century without “Maple homemade goodies will be available all day.
Leaf Rag”? How could you think of the eighties and not remember Farm Fest is from 11am to 5pm Open Farm at
dancing to “ Like a Prayer,” or “ Thriller”? Music is essential to the Goat Lady Dairy is from 1 - 5pm. There will be
creation of a mood and the impact it has on humans. Music is an art
like none other.
goats, turkeys, chickens, cows and pigs to see as
well as the organic garden. Vendors will be sell-
Downtown Liberty
Music can also bring you back to a different time. Whenever ing beef, pork, chicken, goat and ostrich meat.
I hear the song “ Lua,” by Bright Eyes, I’m brought right back to And of course Cheese! Bring your cooler!
eighth grade. It can bring you back to a time, place, remind you of a There is no admission charge for either of
person, and rekindle a long lost memory. Music is like a scent, or a these events. Please leave your pets at home!!
location, or even an object—it can recreate scen es that you never Ann at Rising Meadow
knew you’d remember.
A song can make me cry. It can make me laugh, it can make
me angry. I love music. Nothing expresses the human spirit and soul
quite like a song. Music has been an intrinsic and core part of my life. Y’ALL Come Back Café
I play no instruments, I don’t write songs. I am just a appreciator o f 119 S Fayetteville St—Downtown Liberty
music. Music makes a mood and can change a mood. It tells a story
better than written words at times. So next time you’re stressed out, 336-622-2984
next time you’re sad, next time you want to go back to 1954, next ——————————————————————————————————————————-

time you’re ready for a little break, sit down and take in a good song. Mon to Fri 6am to 2pm, Sat 6am to 11am, Closed Sunday
It’s always done the trick for me. —————————————————————————————-
(A Place Where Friends Gather To Eat)
--Aryn Leighton
Daily Specials Everyday
Seniors Receive Free
Drink With Meal Food Drive
For Liberty Assoc Of Churches
Over 30 Years Experience
336-362-4158 Kids Menu Food Bank
Bud Sneed Liberty Showcase Is Running
Owner A Food Drive Now
Licensed * Insured Y’All Come To Until Dec 31
Bonded Bring Buy Your Canned or Boxed
Back Cafe
Food To Liberty
Help Make
A Difference
In Your Community

Lost Wallet: Found at Liberty School dur-
ing the fall of 2007. Call with correct de-
TOP SOIL FOR SALE Charlie's Soap WANTED old saw blades any condition.
Cross cut two man, Large circular saws.
Liberty Area At Earth Visions. Look in that barn or storage building. Call
scription to claim. 622-2253 Call Steve Crutchfield at (Food Lion Shopping Cntr) 336-447-0304
622-3393 For Pricing Charlie's Soap 80 Wash
Wanted : Old Chicken Feeders (Round or Loads Powder is Only YARD SALES
Trough Type) and Old Wagon Wheels $9.99. The best for less. MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE
Reasonable Price Paid Call 784-4628 FRI, 9/25 AND SAT, 9/26
Stanley Home Products / Fuller Brush 730 UNTIL 2:00
Locally Sold 4847 NC HWY 49 N/ ACROSS
Alpaca Farm Day Contact Judy & Jimmy Butler FROM FREEMAN FORD
Saturday, Sept 26 Ph 622-2671
Stanley offers superior MISC HOUSHOLD ITEMS,
11:00 am – 3:00 pm TOOLS, TV STANDS
At CharMar Alpaca Farm Home Care and Personal Care Products
3846 Randolph Church Road ETC
Liberty NC 27298 For Sale
15 Red Hens $85
Admission is free! Call 622-3530 Ask For RD
Featuring Animals & Displays by:
CharMar Alpacas
Happy Hills Alpaca Farm SERVICES
Trailridge Alpaca Farm Care Giver and Housekeeper Available
Rippling Winds Alpacas In Liberty and Surrounding Area
Events include: Contact Margaret Jenkins at 622-2794
Spinning Demonstration, Educational Tent References Available Upon Request
with hands on activities including a felting
project, story time tent, alpaca cookie deco- Be Cautious
rating, face painting, Moonwalk (weather About Giving Info to Census Workers
permitting), sheep dog demonstration, in- With the U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business
fo rmation on bees & honey production, Bureau (BBB) advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so
unique alpaca produ cts, honey and crafts as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft. The first
fo r sale Hickory Grove United Methodist phase of the 2010 U.S. Census is under way as workers have
Youth Fundraiser begun verifying the addresses of households across the country.
For More Info rmation Call 336-622-1792 Eventually, more than 140,000 U.S. Census workers will count
every person in the United States and will gather information
about every person living at each address including name, age, "
Vendor S pace Available gender, race, and other relevant data. The big question is - how
Liberty’s Arts & Antiques Mall do you tell the difference between a U.S. Census worker and a
con artist? BBB offers the following advice:
Call For Info 336-622-2442 ** If a U.S. Census worker knocks on your door, they will have a
badge, a handheld device, a Census Bureau canvas bag, and a
confidentiality notice. Ask to see their identification and their
badge before answering their questions. However, you should
never invite anyone you don’t know into your home.
** Census workers are currently only knocking on doors to verify
address information. Do
not give your Social Se-
curity number, credit Best Friends Come In All Shapes And Sizes. Why not
card or banking informa- tell your friends how much you enjoy them!!!!
tion to anyone, even if
they claim they need it “ Don't choose your friends by social groups. Friends
Liberty Leader Newspaper for the U.S. Census. come in all different shapes, sizes, personalities, and
PO Box 913 While the Census Bureau
Liberty, NC 27298 might ask for basic financial information, such as a salary range, classes." By Emi
Ph 336-404-9791 it will not ask for Social Security, bank account, or credit card
numbers nor will employees solicit donations.
Fx 336-622-4298 Eventually, Census workers may contact you by telephone, mail,
Email— or in person at home. However, they will not contact you by
Email, so be on the lookout for Email scams impersonating the
Advertise Here Census. Never click on a link or open any attachments in an
Email that are supposedly from the U.S. Census Bureau.
For more advice on avoiding identity theft and fraud, visit
Call 336-404-9791 _ ( .

Liberty Leader Newspaper—Phone 336-404-9791 –Email

Locally Owned And Operated
Taste The Difference
Take Out We us the finest ingredients
Chinese Restaurant Fresh and Healthy
252 W Swannanoa Ave (Liberty Plaza) Liberty, NC Sun—Thur 10:30am to 10:00pm
Ph 336-622-1518—Fx 336-622-1668 Fri—Sat 10:30am to 11:00pm
Liberty Rotary Youth Leadership Sponsor
The Liberty Rotary Club sponsored a local youth to the summer Youth Lead-
ership Conference that was held in Raleigh. This years sponsor was local, Ana
Candy Brooks Dance Studio
Martinz. Ana is a junior of Providence Grove High School. Ana gave the 527 Hoover St—Asheboro
members of the club and update and a great big thank you for allowing her to (Classes Held At Liberty Elem.
attend. Ana stated, “ This was a great experience and I feel so thankful to be
selected to go. On of my biggest challenge was a rope course. With me being School
terrified of heights , well all I can say it showed. This showed me a thing in
leadership to use the support and help in others to get you along the path that
Every Wednesday On Stage In Cafe-
is hard. Being Humble is a key in leadership. Another great event was our teria)
group had to build a tower out of drinking straws and to win we had to have
the highest, but time limit was set. Here you have to work together and put a
person in charge to eliminate chaos. Another challenge was we were told we Classes For All Ages And All Styles
were stranded in the desert and to list in order the items in our bag of supplies Call For More Info 336-625-3234
of importance. You will have to think things through and not go on impulse. I
missed one of the most important items and now looking back seeing how
crucial an item it was. That item was a mirror.. I thought it was not a major
Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Tumbling
item, but now see I can use it to signal people. At the end of the week we had
private time to reflect on what we learned Graduating Class of 1955—Nathanael Greene High School
during our week in Artwork. “ The club The 1955 Graduating Class of Nathanael Green e High School held their get together Saturday
members as Ana questions and she re- August 1st at Best Foods in Siler City. A great meal and fellowship was had by all. Those pre-
sponded with so much excitement. I asked sent were Elizab eth Heuser & husband Terry from Chicago, Ill, Sandra Weaton and husband Bud
Ana if she had any special comments to from Florida, Gleen Shaw from Gastonia, NC, Max Clapp and whife Joan from Liberty, Dan
share. She said, “ I would defiantly recom- Garret and wife Nancy, Nancy Routh and husband Wayne of Liberty, Ellen Linberry of Liberty,
mend this to any one. The most important Elizabeth Jones and husband Bill from Lynn Wood Lake, Clayton Ingold, Lucille Byrly and hus-
thing I learned was that leadership is not band David from Julian, Faye Gunter and husband Charles, Leondia Holt from Forest Oaks and
just taking charge and leading, but to work Robert Bowman From Kimesville, NC. Story By Ellen Linberry
together.” Well the club was glad this lady
represented the Liberty community and the
club. This is just one of many activities the
Liberty Rotary does to give back to the

Friends of the Library to host

romance novelist Tracey Marley
Franklinville resident Tracey M arley, author of the forthcom-
ing novel Promise for Tomorrow, will appear for a book talk
and signing at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 10, at the Ashe-
boro library. The program, sponsored by the Friends of
the library, is free and the public is invited. Set in Greensboro,
Promise for Tomorrow is the first novel in the Heritage House
series of romances, and will be released on September 8 by
Tate Publishing and Enterprises. M ar-
ley is a wife, mom and graphic designer Vestals Florist & Garden Center
whose creative spirit allows her to en- 2272 Old US 421 N Siler City, NC 27344
joy a life of service through drama, sto- Your Full Service Florist Call For Our Great
rytelling and channeling the gospel into • Live to Silk Flowers Pricing For Your
pages of Christian fiction. Tracey is a • Gift Baskets
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where she calls home with her husband • Do Not Forget Our Home In Sile r City,
and young daughter and son. This is her Libe rty and Ramseur
first book to be published. This is a Phone 919-742-3222
Christian novel. M ake a point to pick
up a book and even better visit her at
5 the Friends of The Library. Dorothy & Albert Vestal Appreciates Your Business
The Triad Meat Company Greensboro. Families knew N.C. Hunters for the Hungry
they could count on getting Nee ds Your Help
Where Freshness Meets Quality fresh cut beef, pork, or poultry Triad Meat Company is now the Guilford County drop
As I have always said, our community has so many while they waited. Or buy a
well kept secrets and that is my goal is to uncover off station for the N.C. Hunters for the Hungry. And I'd
side of beef for their freezer. like to take this opportunity to invite you all to partici-
them one at a time to my readers. Our next great In the late 80's the company
secret has local ties to the Liberty and Staley area. I pate in this cost effective program that will help reduce
became Ann's Triad Meats.
have been friends with Don and Marion Stevens for hunger in the triad area. We have a budget to pay for 45
While operating the fresh deer to be processed into ground venison and then de-
several years. You may recognize Marion as the market, Triad Meats serviced lieverd to food shelters through out the triad area. We
smiling teller at BB&T. Well last year Don shared a Meet The Friendly Staff restaurants from one end of have so far delieverd 536 lbs to Greensboro Urban
story with me where he was working with his son at the P iedmont to the other. Ministry, 65 to Salvation Armys Center of Hope, 190
a meat market in Greensboro and the great outreach they provided Today, Triad Meat Company is committed, more than ever,
lbs have gone to the Coat in Archdale, 200 lbs to Pleas-
through a group effort of Triad Meat and local hunters. That is to pro- to providing the Greensboro area with the best of both ant Garden Baptist Church's W.E. P rogram, 75 lbs. to
vide meat to the hungry. You can read more of this in the side article. worlds. You still can come in the "Fresh Meat Market" and Alamance P resbytrain Church's Angel Food Minstry,
Well, I paid his son, Darren Stevens, a visit this past month and fell in get your order cut fresh. Or if you are on the go, call ahead 60 lbs to needy families in the Stokesdale area, and 100
love with this great place. So what is this Triad Meat? T riad Meat and it will be waiting on you. We still service over 40 local lbs to Grace Community. How Can You Help:
Company has an extremely knowledgeable staff that brings more than restaurants.” Wow, some history. So to get to know this Successful hunters that fill their tag now have a unique
one hundred years of experience to the cutting block. They are inspected great guy, Darren, we set down to talk. Darren started out at opportunity to return to their heritage as food providers
daily by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and have written Sanitation Southern Foods for seven years and then went to work as an and give back to their community to help the less fortu-
Operating P rocedures and HACCP programs. No Chemicals, no pre- inspector for NC Dept Of Ag for another seven years and
nate. Just drop off any unwanted deer (skinned and
servatives, and no antibiotics. Just all natural, 100% beef, pork, and then had opportunity to establish this business. He shares gutted) at Triad Meat Company and we will process
poultry at fair, affordable prices. Triad Meat Company accepts most ma- this business between two other people. One splits the day it and get it to the relief agencies (at no cost) that serve
jor credit cards, check, cash, and ebt. “ Don't trust your family's dinner to up with him. Darren work part of the day and his wonderful
the hungry people of the triad. The Goal: 50 Deer.
just any grocer. Come to the experts. Come to the name you know and wife Sally “ Field” Stevens the other half. Oh yes the third (Thats an estimated 2000 lbs. or 7000 meals.) Total
you can trust. Come to Triad Meat Company.”, is the motto Darren person. He is a workaholic… and was a pleasure to learn
P ounds Donated To Date: As of 1-19-08 1226 lbs.
believes in. They are open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm that it was no other than our Lord. Darren gives his success (est. 4413 meals) We'd like to thank all the participat-
and Saturday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and are located on Randle- to the Lord and always trying to walk the ing volunteers and hunters in their support of this great
man Rd and this side of Greensboro. Darren shared some his- path God wants. You may have noticed
tory of Triad Meat with me. He said, “ Nearly 40 years ago, a that I put Field in the name of his wife.
"Fresh Meat Market" named A & W Meats was opened in You see A & W Meats was her moms
business, Ann. There before a car acci-
dent, Ann (mom) work side by side with
her two daughters, Sally and Brandy. I
know her mom loves the fact she is still in
the business. The Stevens has kept this a
fa mily ran and operated business. I
asked Darren was there any tips to
Hot Dogs 2 For $1
share. He said, “ Two...the first always Burgers 2 For $2
trust in the Lord and second is to be honest and treat
your customers right.” Wow again...great advice. You
may have noticed I said they were inspected by the
government daily. That is because they do fresh meat
Official Drop Off Location
cutting her. You see, the chicken for exa mple, is fresh
ice packed chicken, it is cut right in the store. Just as
Triad Meat Company
3023 Randleman Rd
there pork and other meats are. Now so much of the
grocery story meats are packed with preservatives and
Greensboro, NC 27406 additives...not the meat at Triad Meat. Everyone in our New Hours
Call 275-5671 or 274-6033 area knows it is getting close to Pig Wed,Thu,Friday
P icking Season. NEW HOURS 11 to 2:30 4:30 to 8:30
So if you are Sat 11 to 8:30
looking for fresh hams and shoul- Sun 11:30 to 8:30
ders, give them a call. Got a
church outing and need case of Daily Buffet & Full Menu Items
burgers or hotdogs, give them a Kids Menu
call. They store is full service Wed & Sun—Country Buffet
store, not only will you find Thur-Country/Italian Buffe t
meats, you have seafood, dairy Fri & Sat-Country/Seafood Buffet
products, boxed and bottle goods. Wed thru Sat– Country Lunch Buff et
Why not stop in and visit them
the next you go to Greensboro or Come See Us!
better yet, make a special trip.
Bring your cooler along and drive
back with freshest meat. Tell
Darren and Sally hey.

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Private Parties Welcome
Catering Services

327 Drama Road,

Snow Camp, NC
Ph 336-376-6991
Bryan & M elodee
Boy Scout Troop 301 is Sponsoring a CAR BASH
Come Get Your
Spaghetti Dinner Frustrations Out!!
3 Hits For $1
Saturday Oct 10 4pm to 7pm
Suggested Donation $6 Per Person
Spaghetti, Salad, Bread, Dessert & Drink
Coble Lutheran Church—5200 Cobles Ch Rd, Julian

Julian Lions
Fall Brunswick
Stew Sale
At Julian Lions 101 W Swannanoa Ave—Downtown Liberty
Sat—Sept 12
Phone 622-3120
Gift Certificates * Latest Ladies Fashions * Personal Attention
8am to Noon Mon To Sat 10am to 5:30pm
$6 Per Qt. We accept MC,VISA, American Express

Fall Fashion Arrived

(Special End Of Summer Sale)
Come Visit With Us
Special Savings All Month Long
Come Check Out The Specials
Your In vited To Kiln Opening & Open House
The Armfield Family would like to invite you to a kiln opening/open house on
Saturday September 12th between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. We have the most ex-
tensive selection of pottery seen here in a number of years. Wood fired pots fea-
ture pieces in salt, slip, and alkaline glazes. Shapes include chickens, snake jugs,
face jugs, dragon jugs, puzzle jugs, and many colored glazed earthenware pots
like Bob turned at Seagrove Pottery. Oakland Pottery is located at 1501Hwy 22
South between Ramseur and Coleridge.
Multiple S tore Under One Roof But S till A Cozy S pot
FOOD LION SHOPPING CENTER I was not sure how to even title this story, but I finally decided on the one above. This business is like many
BESIDE H & R BLOCK others in our great community, a well kept secret. I want to start shining some lights on the great places we
have. This story is on T.C. Communications that has it home in the Food Lion Shopping Center in Liberty.
“FOR ALL YOUR SHIPPING, COPYING, FAXING, & Well the name give a lot to what this store is all about, Communications. That is one of there key service.
BILL PAYMENT NEED S” Now how about the T.C.? Well that will be the initials of the
owner, Terry Combs. For numerous years Terry has made his
• NC EDUCATION LOTTERY TICKETS livelihood in our fair town. His slogan is “For All Your Ship-
ping, Copying, Faxing and Bill Payment Needs.” I mentioned
• UPS AUTHORIZED SHIPPING OUTLET in the title of this story, Multiple Stores Under One Roof. Well FOOD LION SHOPPING CENTER
• FEDEX AUTHORIZED SHIP CENTER that is exactly what they have. Got that business item or that
perfect gift you want to arrive on time. You can ship from this
• 69Ë MONEY ORDERS one location with UPS or FEDEX. How great to drop off your MASSAGE FOR $2 PER TICKET!
• MONEYGRAM SERVICES item and leave. The professional staff makes sure your package COURTESY OF EARTH VISIONS
gets picked up and shipped off. Got that financial need such as
• FAX SERVICE a money orders or a moneygram, they have you covered. Do ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT:
• COPIES not have a fax machine or copier at home, well they have you
covered there also. Need to get that payment in quick, well they
• PROGRESS ENERGY PAYMENTS have you covered there also. Need to pickup a wireless phone
• CHECKFREE PAYMENTS and do not want to fight the rush and crowds of the bigger cities.
Well they have you covered there also. Now T.C. Communica-
• VERIZON PAYMENTS tions is an official VERIZON dealer. Well lets not forget the
• PREPAID PHONE MI NUTES other craze, the Lottery, they got you covered there also as an
(MOST CARRIERS) official NC Education Lottery location. Well the best of all I
WIRELESS PHONE CONTACTS TRANSFER saved to last. The part of their name is Communication. Well
that is the part they exceed at the most. From the friendly staff
you will not want to leave and look forward to visiting the next
(MOST PHONES-ALL CARRIERS) time soon. (you need not be present to win)
Grays Chapel UMC First United Methodist Church
True Temple Church of Open Hearts .. Open Minds . . Open Doors
5056 NC Hwy 22 N 123 N. Fayetteville St, Liberty Ph 622-4682
God S eventh Day
Frank linv ille E-mail:
106 N Fayetteville St, Liberty; Phone 336-
336-824-2463 271-2146 Sunday Services: Prayer Time - 9:30 am;
www.gray Pastor: Elder Ronnie L. Rorie Sr Sunday School - 10:00 am; Wo rship - 11:00 am
Worship C elebration Lewis Grove Holiness Church (including Children's Church )
Sundays, 8:3 0am Traditional; 434 S Allison St—Liberty Sabbath School 11 am
10:45am Conte mporary Smithwood United
Worship Service 1:45 pm
Wed 6:00 pm Meal, 7:0 0 pm classes Church Of Christ
6809 Kimesville Rd—Liberty
“Holding Forth the Words of Life” POST YOUR CHURCH EVENT HERE Pastor Paul Picker
Ph 622-2755
Shady Grove Tabernacle UMC—5601 Liberty Rd. “ The Issacs” in Concert
Sunday School 10am Worship 11am
Baptist Church Greensboro, NC 27406 Tabernacle UMC
Thursday, October 1 7:00pm Pleasant Hill Christian Church
Sunday School …...10:00am
Annual Brunswick Stew Sale Free Admission- 1712 Pleasant Hill Liberty Rd
Sunday Worship…..11:00am
Saturday, September 26 Love Offering Taken
Wed Prayer Mtg….. 7:00pm Liberty, NC 27298
Awana……… Sun. 4:20pm Sale starts @ 3:00pm Doors Open at 6:00pm
Dr Larry Martin , Pasto r $6.00/quart
Cakes and pies will (336)376-3453
also be for sale. Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
“Reach out, Share Christ’s Love!”
Pastor: Sam Shores
Shilo h United Methodist Church 146 S. Fay etteville St., Liberty
Rev David Garvin—Pastor Church Office 622-7175
7394 Shiloh Road, Liberty Edwards Grove Missionary Baptist Church Homecoming at the
Sunday School 9:30 A.M.
Rainbow Tea September 13th -6:00 p.m. Macedonia Baptist Church
Ph 622-7421
7881 Old 421 Road
Sunday School 9:45 Everyone and anyone will is invited to attend . First Baptist Church - Liberty
—————————————————- Liberty,N.C. 27283
Worship 11:00am The Young Adult choir will celebrate their anni- 629 S. Fayetteville Street
Sunday Sept. 13
versary on the 4th Sunday during morning Brian Harrington - Pastor
service 11:00 a.m. Special Music by the Sunday School 9:45 am
Edwards Grove ———————————————————- Lighthouse Trio beginning at
l0:00 AM till 12:00Noon
Miss ionary Baptist Church Bring a covered dish and join
JOB’S Soup Kitchen Every Saturday
214 S. Foste r St Liberty Pasto r
Rev. Arnold Barto n 622-2544 Gospel Celebration Prayer Breakfast Need a warm meal, a f riendly conversation?
Inviting ANYONE and EVERYONE to Sp on sored By Th e Ch ristian Ed u catio n Co mmissio n Of
Stop by Edwards Grove Missionary Church and
come and worship with us: Saturday 6:30pm Sept 12th St Stephens AME Church
J.O.B. Soup Kitchen every Saturday
Sunday School – 9:45 am Sunday The Souls Of Calvary 705 S Kirkman St, Liberty from 11:00 a m to 1:00 p m. Located at 2 14 S Foster Street, Liberty.
Worship – 10:45 am At Word Of Life Christian Outreach Center Sat—Sept 12—8:30-11
Wednesday Mid-week Bible Class-Praise and
worship 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm class begin Healing—Deliverance St. Stephen AME Church
Thursday Noon Bible Study Prosperity—Forgiveness
705 S. Kirkman Street Liberty
Grays Chapel UMC Thanksgiving—Wisdom
5056 NC 22 North, Franklinville
Hickory Grove UMC Praise Worship Staley Baptist Church
PO Box 1814(10068 Silk Hope – Annual Women’s Bazaar Breakfast Served 440 West Railroad St-Stale y, N.C. 27355
Liberty Rd) Liberty
Sat Sept 19—10am to 1pm Phone 336-622-1753
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Pillowcases, Gift Baskets, Do Not Go
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Casseroles, Bake Sale
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Phone 336-622-4718
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8 Faith sees the invisible, Believes the incredible And receives the impossible.
September 2009 - Health Corner - “Leukemia” God Moving In Liberty Area—Lake Juno Park Serves As Baptismal
Leukemia is cancer of the bone marrow and blood. There are four differ- “Wow” is all I can say. To see a line of people lined up to publicly proclaim their salivation with the Lord.
ent types of leukemia. Most baptism services are held inside the sanctuary of a church with the church family to see the step of faith.
1. Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML): In 2008 an estimated 13,290 But for these great folks from Freedom Family Church that calls The American Legion Hut their home for
Americans were to be diagnosed. This type can run in families and, of church services, a baptism pool isn’t an option. So they asked Junior Jenkins, owner of Lake Juno Water Park
children with leukemia, 1 in 5 have this type. in Liberty, if they could hold a special Sunday night worship service at his park and if he would allow them to
Risk Factors: do baptisms in the lake. With out a second thought he said yes. This group not only showed their step of faith
• Chemotherapy,• Radiation therapy• Smoking• Exposed to large publicly with family and friends but to complete strangers that was at the park for their fun outing. Wow...I
amounts of benzene• Also Down syndrome and other rare genetic disor- just can imagine how this is what it was like in the days of Jesus when they baptized in the local rivers. Just
ders like Fanconi anemia and Shwachman-Diamond syndrome increase imagine all the locals looking on and saying, “What are they doing?” Well this sign of faith is what creates
the risk for this type sparks in others to try and figure out what us Christians get so excited about. I asked Pastor Randy Hand of
Signs and Symptoms: Freedom Family Church about the services that Sunday. Randy stated, “We had a great service this Sunday
• Tiredness, no energy• Shortness of breath with physical activity• Pale Morning (with 83 attending) that ended with the alter being filled with people dealing with the truth of God's
skin• Swollen gums• Slow healing cuts• Pinhead red spots under skin holiness. We learned that God's holiness reveals His separateness... and if we want to experience His pres-
• Prolong bleeding from minor cuts• Mild fever• Black and blue easily ence, we have to be humble and contrite (ask someone who was there what those two words mean!). We also
• Aches in the bones like knees, hips or shoulders learned that God was pure--free from sin. So we can trust that He'll always do what's good for us. Finally, we
learned that God expects us to be holy as He is holy--an incredible miracle if we let God work in us. BUT
2. Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL): this is a type of blood cancer GOD WASN'T DONE! This afternoon we had 17 people being baptized at Lake Juno with 12 of them being
and 5,430 people were estimated to be diagnosed with it in 2008. It is
the most common type of leukemia and other names for it are Acute first time baptisms! I'm amazed at how God is moving… We prepare to start a second service soon. God has
Lymphoblastic or Acute Lymphoid Leukemia. revealed to me that in order to meet the needs of our community, we have to start a service at 8 am on Sun-
days. So on September 27th you can visit with us at the American Legion Hut for a regular 8am and then
Risk Factors:
again for the 9:30am service.” I hope we are on the
• Exposure to high doses of radiation therapy for treatment of other can- way to a true Revival in the Liberty and surround-
cers• Why normal cells change and become ALL cells is not fully
known ing area. Just remember each of Christians has a
spark in us, if we are start getting fired up for the
Signs and Symptoms: Lord, before you know it there will be great a blaze
• Aches legs, arms and back• Black and blues• Enlarged lymph nodes in our area for the Lord. So just remember each
• Headache• Pale skin• Pinhead size red spots under skin• Prolong bleed- little spark does make a difference. What is God
ing from cuts• Shortness of breath with activity• Tiredness vomiting telling you. If you are not a Christian and just want
3. Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML): Both children and adults to know what all this excitement is about, give me
can get CML, but it usually adults. In 2009 alone 5,050 people are esti- a call, visit a local church or hey, pray a simple
mated to be diagnosed with CML and another 22,475 live with it in the prayer “ Dear God I know I'm a sinner, I know I am
Risk Factors:
• Exposure to very high loses of radiation• High doses of radiation ther- The American Red Cross urges individuals to
apy for other cancer, but most treated for other Cancers do not get CML donate blood as soon as possible. The current
blood supply has dropped critically low
and there is no link between dental or medical x-rays and CML. throughout the Southeast. Donors of all blood
Signs and Symptoms: types are welcome, but there is an urgent need
for type O negative, B negative and A negative
• Tiring easily• Short of breath with activity• Pale color skin• Enlarged blood donors. In the summer, blood shortages often occur be-
spleen• Night sweats• Inability to tolerate warm temperatures• Weight loss cause individual donations decrease, along with the number of
These are common symptoms for other illness so you must check with organizations that are able to sponsor blood drives. The absence
your doctor for most of the time it will be another illness and not CML. of high school and college blood drives also contributes to this
annual drop in donations because these drives account for ap-
4. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL): An estimated 15,110 new proximately 20 percent of all donations.“ Collecting enough blood
to meet hospitals’ needs during the summer is always a chal-
lenge,” stated Joyce Brendel, interim chief executive officer,
Denise’s American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region. “ This is
especially true this year as many donors are also dealing with
business closings, lay-offs and other issues relating to our current
Pet Salon economy. Unfortunately, the need for blood doesn’t go away.”
Brendel added, “ P atients are dependent on the Red Cross and
336-622-0492 volunteer blood donors to make sure blood is available to patients
in need. Without an immediate response from generous people in
A Profe ssio nal with 20 years experience the community, our ability to provide the needed blood will be
limited.” Every two seconds someone in this country needs
Denise Teague blood. That need for blood continues to grow each year far faster
than the number of individuals who donate blood. Currently only
38% of the population is eligible to donate and only a fraction of
those eligible actually do so. In the Carolinas Blood Services
Liberty Assoc Of Churches Region, the Red Cross must collect 1,600 units of blood each
weekday to meet the needs of hospital patients. There is no
FOOD BANK NEEDS substitute for blood, and the only source is from volunteer do-
Canned Meats (tuna, chicken, turkey and nors. Eligible blood donors must be at least 17 years of age (16
with parental consent in NC), weigh at least 110
salmon), low sugar canned fruit, rice, dry beans, pounds and be in general good health. Donors
spaghetti sauce and pasta. Your Gifts To The Lib- with type O (positive and negative), B negative
erty Association Of Churches FOOD PANTRY are very and A negative blood should consider an auto-
welcome. Folks in our community are in need. Call mated red cell donation, a process in which only
9 red cells are donated. For more information or to
schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE
Fall Networking Lunch
Liberty Chamber News Liberty Tire & Auto
By Aaryn Slafky , RTC 232 N Greensboro St-Liberty
Chamber Board Member T he Liberty Chamber
of Commerce will
host a free networking Ph 622-2248
lunch for members on Passenger, Farm & Truck Tires
Nominations Sought for 2010 September 23, 12 noon, at
Business Honorees
the American Legion Hut Auto Repair—NC Inspections
on Greensboro Street.
The Chamber is currently seeking nominations for Business of
Chamber Members are
invited to bring materials
Custom Wheels
the Year and a Business Person of the Year for 2010. Please
include a brief resume along with reasons why your nominee
about their businesses.
Don’t forget to bring your Oil Changes,
business cards! Make the
is deserving of the 2010 award. Each will be presented at the most of your Chamber membership. Join us & more
41st Annual Meeting & Banquet in March 2010. Nominations for yet another great networking event brought
must be received at the Chamber office by December 30, to you by your Liberty Chamber. For more
information and to RSVP, contact the Cham-
2009 to be considered. Thank you! ber at 622-4937.

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

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Canadian Adventure Part 3
In parts one and two of this article, which were printed in the July
and August 2009 issues of The Liberty Leader, it is made clear
that the Vision Quest is a ceremony that benefits the individual
and the society. Those days spent alone and in nature, with pre-
cious time to process life, is indeed a rite of passage. It clears the
mind and body in ways that nothing else on earth can do. How-
ever, the Quest must be a calling of your heart. It is not a mind
game. It is not one of the ‘to do’s’ on the list of your life, but a
beckoning, a beginning of new life from this point on. Parts one
and two explain how we had arrived at camp, prepared the quest
participants along with their sites, and paddled across the lake to
Free Estimates References--Professional deliver them to those carefully-chosen sites. They had done the hard work of questing for
Mowing–– String Trimming
Mowing Trimming–– Leaf Blowing
Blowing–– Chainsaw Fer- four difficult and long days while Derek and I had protected them. Now the time has come
tilizer/Seeding–– Small Tractor Work
tilizer/Seeding for them to ‘return to the village with their wisdom’. Part three of the story continues be-
low. One Questor is there immediately on the shore, hugging herself in the still-silent
mode of the quest, as if to keep warm in this snow. I silently hug myself as well, showing
As Paul Harvey Would Say “Now For The Rest Of The Story” my chill. She paces and waits on shore while I take the duty of collecting the two remain-
ing Questors who will share our snowy canoe ride back to camp. It is first light of day,
“ REVENUE “ some hours before the sun actually breaks the horizon. I walk toward the site of the grand-
Running for Mayor, Part Two. By Larry Alexander mother, the eldest of our group. I will not enter or look into her site, so I begin to call with
My adventure with riding with the Liberty Police Department was very informative, and I the high then low note used to find people and pets…Juuuuuuuuu dy! I call several times
learned quite a few things. However, Mayor of a city is just about the same as running before I see a flash of red-coat fabric moving toward me through the snow- sprinkled ever-
your own business. There are expenditures, revenues and payroll for the city as well as a greens. Her expression is one of mixed relief that the anxiety-producing quest was actually
host of other issues that have to be handled daily. However, we in Liberty are very fortu- over, and surprise to hear a human voice in the wilderness. It was unclear to her, for a time
nate that we have a whether my voice was actual or imagined. We hug mightily, and silently and turn toward
the shore. I call out to the other questor and soon the three of them and myself are finally
City Manager, Mr. Roger Davis. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Mr. Davis and united on the snowy lakeshore. While preparing to board the canoe, the ‘canoe-across-
was able to ask questions about the inner workings of the city. After a while, Mr. Davis Canada’ questor began to strip off her layers, one at a time in the snow. She came to her
gave me a grand tour of some of the improvements that are taking place due to a stimulus warmest, most precious layer, took it off and put it on me. I stared in amazement at the
package that our city received. By the way, Mr. Davis went to a meeting in Raleigh and scene, while protesting. She would not receive it back again, redressed herself with what
spoke on Liberty’s plan, which contributed to receiving the grant of $150,000.00 and the she had and silently we all climbed aboard and pushed off toward the camp. I, the Protec-
other loan of $150,000.00 for our sewer program. When you see Roger throw up your tor, had just been protected and rescued from the cold by exactly the one I was there to pro-
hand and say thanks. It is city employees like him that we need to keep around. I have tect. She, having had no access to fire or food, sitting in the rain, thunder storms, cold and
learned that our city cut its operating budget by $100,000.00 to keep the services and em- now snow for four days had just made the supreme sacrifice. Life is that way. We are pro-
ployees working in Liberty. Our revenues are not climbing like the expenditures are, and tected during our young lives and then become protectors in our own right of our own chil-
Mr. Davis has nowhere else to cut. Our Police Chief Brown and our Fire Chief Beard and dren and then our elder parents. How funny to be reminded of this, just now. This day is
other city department heads have cut all they can. A lot of cities in this state are in the red set aside for them to sip broth, then eat mostly broth vegetable soup. They must paddle
- red meaning losses (going in the hole). However, I have a plan that will put the city back back and forth across the lake cleaning and returning their quest sites to before-quest natural
on its feet again. This is a plan that I will talk about during the debate I will have against order as much a possible. Then they write and write in their journals while talking very
Mr. Jim Parker for Liberty Mayor. This debate will be open to the public, and I invite eve- little. Recording the subtle events along with the life-shaking profound events is most im-
ryone who lives in Liberty to please attend. You need to know and meet your Mayor and portant at this time. The most precious heart of the quest is written and not shared aloud,
ask the questions that you want answered. The time has come for new leadership, new for this will dilute the power of it. This must all be put down on paper before it is forgotten.
vision, and new ideas for Liberty. For the past 22 years Liberty has had only two Mayors. If not written down, 50 % of it is lost in a few days, 90% is lost in a month. Try remember-
Do you want to keep this record going or is it enough? This record stops with me. This is ing what you did two weekends back, in detail. It is decided by unanimous vote to move
the second article I have written for Liberty Leader. I will write one each month to keep camp out of the vicious wind, which continues to buffet us. As we pack and prepare to
you informed of what I see needs to hap- move, we hear the buzz of a float plane in the distance. It flies right over us, dipping the
pen in our town. If I am elected, an article Advertise In T he Liberty Leader
wing in acknowledgement. Such is the behavior of ‘neighbors’, who fish somewhere in the
each month will appear in the Liberty Give Us A Call 336-404-9791 next hectare. It takes twice as long to move camp now. It takes three times longer to do
Leader advising the citizens of Liberty what we did in the same time frame only five days ago. When we get to the other side of
what is happening in our community. Re- the land bridge, the wind is calm. How could a few hundred feet and a rock cliff make so
member, a vote for Larry Alexander is a much difference? Derek and I point out to them how much slower all of their movements
vote for Liberty. See you at the polls on have become. It is called ‘quest head’ and affects everyone who quests in varying degrees.
Nov. 3rd! People are not allowed to drive with quest head, but I suppose they can paddle. We gunnell
Story By Larry Alexander up, share some pumpkin seeds, count paddles, packs and maps, and push off. Delighted
with the much less wind and waves, we enjoy the paddle and settle on a point for tonight’s
camp. The food is getting dangerously low, since the cold had created voracious appetites.
Derek made the supreme sacrifice, to ferment a sourdough in his sleeping bag (remember
the need for bear barrels?). We brought the starter along and it lived through the cold. Now
he has mixed it into dough for bread. “Now we have to warm and raise it for baking”, he
announces. Guess who gets to ‘wear’ the bread so that it can rise. I put the dough over my
tee shirt, cover it with my layers of clothes and zip my coat. My body heat raises the
dough, because the day is still in the 30 degrees for a high temperature. “Don’t bend or sit
down”, Derek advises or you will damage the loaf. So, I walk around, while my belly
grows and everyone else is setting up camp and starting our dinner. I am excused from
many activities due to my ‘condition’. Finally, Derek calls and births the dough, which is
then baked in the Dutch oven, brought along just for this loaf of bread. The smell of freshly
baked bread deep in the wilderness plays tricks on the mind. Now that the dough was born
and taking on a life of it’s own, I am free to scout the area. I find wonderful dry, thin weed
tops from last year’s growth. Great to start fires with, I note in my mind. Then while I
search for the best place for a tent, I come across a rock face that is in fact enclosed. I note
this because the wind is picking up again, whipping around this jutting point of stone on
the open lake. I hear the tarp being put up against the rain, which has started again as well.
I select a tent site that is nearer to the campfire area, a little more central. Dinner is shared
11 under the tarp with rain flowing down the backs of the people on the outside. We take turns
standing near the fire, and getting to the inside of this huddle. the activity resembles a fire ant hill that has been disturbed. We pack up camp in record
time. They are not as slowed down as they were when first coming out of quest. We hit the
(Canadian Adventure Continued) water against the wind and paddle hard, determined to make up the time that we have lost
People are hungry, the bread is delicious, worth sharing my precious body heat to help due to the blizzard. The shores are beautiful with snow on the evergreens and covering the
produce. Tonight is the last ‘official’ meeting as post-questors become paddlers. Soggy ground with white. The wind forces us, though, to keep our mind on the matter of paddling.
coats and shoes are piled high in the vestibule of the largest tent. We snuggle in together, I a m tired and hope to reach our destination soon. We get to a site that is one day’ s paddle
enjoying the warmth and dry. fro m our rendezvous with the van. Gunnelled up, we take a vote on whether to paddle
This is our last ‘official’ meet- on with the wind in our throats or pull out for the night. My tired muscles vote to camp
ing. Everyone is still journal- as soon as possible. P erhaps tomorrow there will be calm, peaceful waters and no wind,
ing feverishly to commit their I say. Nobody believes that could possibly be the case, but we stay anyway. Dinner is
experience to paper before it rationed and cooked. I can hardly function. I need sleep more than I need food. The
evaporates fro m their mind. problem, I find out, is that it is past ten thirty at night and the sun looks like 6pm. Here,
We all are working to make the sun stays up until 11:30pm on the long days of the year. Without a watch, I had
sense of all that has happened been way off with what time I had thought it was. No wonder I had stayed so tired.
in this place to this particular Some sweet souls stayed up to clean dishes and make pancakes for breakfast. Tomor-
group of people at this particu- row is a very long day and we will leave early without making a fire for cooking break-
lar place and time. We each fast. I fall fast asleep in broad ‘daylight’ at eleven pm, drea ming of peace ful waters.
carry a puzzle piece, Derek When I wake, most folks are up and have already packed up their tents. Derek ducks his
now shares with the group. We head into the tent door and says, “ I have a confession to make”. I can’ t imagine what he
are born with it and carry it all is about to say until I see a ragged, plastic, zipper bag with one lone, worn piece of Deer
our lives. It fits a really bigger Jerky in it. “ I liked the Deer Jerky so much that I just kept eating it. Here, you can have
life puzzle that includes our- this piece, he offers. “ No” I say, feeling proud that he liked it. And with that two of us
selves and others in our world, have resolved issues. His guilt is resolved and my Deer Jerky mystery is resolved. I get
and the whole of all that is. As up and eat my rationed cold pancakes, which are really quite good. The wind was eerily
we carry this puzzle piece all of quiet. It had been a constant companion. We get on the water and what do you know.
our lives, every thought, action The surface is like glass. There is no wind and the joy of paddling is immense. We
and event of life begins to gunnell up and count paddles, packs and maps then begin to drift far away fro m each
shape and color the piece. Each person carried their puzzle piece of life (with the belief of other to relish in this peaceful joy. My hopeful prediction has come true. The shores for m a
who they thought they were or had become), into the quest circle with them. Everything that sort of artful ink blot of the kind used by psychologists. The kind where they ask you what
happened to them, EVERYTHING, shaped, trimmed and colored that puzzle piece. The you see in them. What you see tells the psychologist about the workings of your mind.
rain, snow, cold, discomforts, giddy highs and deep lows all had effects that only the one Where the water meets the shore the glassy calm of the water-mirror makes a perfect reverse
who experiences can interpret. But change them, it did. Now, we will carry that puzzle image of the shore. The picture is a sort of double shore, one above and one below. The
piece forward in their lives toward that bigger life puzzle. Who will we touch? Who will trees, snow and stones reflected in the water seem to be more crisp and vivid than the actual
touch us? How will we make a differ ence? P urpose is a color and a shape of that piece and ones on the shore. Even the sky reflected in the water is more like sky than the sky. It was
will fit perfectly with other puzzle pieces when the colors and shapes that match it are found. hypnotic. I stared at the shoreline as we paddled ever nearer to our meeting with the van that
We all think of life be fore this mo ment and how our puzzle piece looks and feels so much would take us back to the city. I watched the shoreline ink blot for hours, learning that the
differ ent in our pockets in this moment. We share our time together while basking in the dry blizzard had affected areas far away fro m where we had ca mped on the point, for there was
and the warmth of the tent. The time is bitter sweet. We wish these feelings and experiences still snow on these shores. We portage our gear and canoes across the rocky areas and
would never end and yet we yearn for and miss our loved ones. Goodnights are said and around the waterfalls, but as soon as we are again afloat, I can watch the shoreline artwork.
some stay who call the tent their home for this night. Others, like myself, sort my wet It is in shapes of a fluted flower vase, lying on its side and endless. The day re mains calm,
clothes from the others in the pile, and dash for my tent without even putting them on again. sunny and beautiful. It is unbelievable to think that 24 hours ago, there was a blizzard rag-
Another long day and I am very tired. I put on my fleece sleep hat, slide into my warm bag ing. This near last time that I exit the canoe before we are done with the trip, of course I step
and drift away, with rain still tapping on the tent. Next morning, my tent mate says, “ You into the water with one foot again, but also I fall hard on my knee on the stone. Derek, rid-
have snow flakes on your hat”. Yes, I thought sleepily, they are embroidered there. I had ing shotgun in my canoe, says, “ You haven’t
bought the hat a year before fro m a thrift shop in the middle of the summer. It was navy blue quite gotten that yet”. No, I answer while grit-
and had tiny snowflakes embroidered. I used it only for my outdoor sleep hat. “ No, I really ting my teeth in pain, and looking down in em-
mean it”, ca me the reply. I bolt awake and realize that the snow is coming through the mesh barrassment. I sit and watch for a few minutes to
of the tent as it blew. There are snow drifts around the bottom edge of the tent. I put on my let the pain subside before helping to carry re-
wet clothes and go out. Derek is trying to light the fire. The tarp put up against the rain last maining packs and gear. We arrive at precisely
night at dinner is in shreds. Snow is blowing hard. It is a blizzard. I guess this is the strike the place we began on the shore of this lake. It
that the weather beast was saving for last. The fire won’ t go in the blizzard conditions. We seems to be years ago. Some o f the paddlers
try several times. The wood is wet, the wind very strong and snow is everywhere. I re me m- swim in the freezing waters of the lake. They
ber my little scouting trip the day before and hatch a plan. I take Derek to the stone ledge are the Canadians of course. It is a sort of ritual
outcrop that I had seen. The wind is less strong there, in the stone enclosure. We move the to signal the end of a hard-won chapter of their
fire ring and some of the wood to the new area out of the blowing blizzard. I collect the lives. We enter our vans for the ride home. All
dried plants that I had seen, knowing that they would flash a fire. I dig under the snow and of the participants crowd into one van this time,
shake it off the dry plant. Viola, this is tender for starting the fire that will burn like gaso- united in their experience and with many similar
line. Now we can heat water and cook. But there is yet another problem. Derek makes an colors on their puzzle pieces. Derek and I ride in
announcement to those who have ventured out of the tents, that due to the blizzard condi- the van that tows the canoes. I ask questions
tions, we may have to hole up for another day. This will mean a satellite phone call to the about Canada and life there. I see the scenery in
folks of everyone back home, and I will miss my flight. Our pick up van will have to be reverse fro m when we ca me in. The scene will
called and delayed. We cannot paddle in these conditions, for it is completely unsafe, Derek be imprinted in my mind, this land of expedi-
decides. On top of that, our food stores are very low and we have to ration food. So every- tions, this land of the solid and the
thing has to be counted and divided evenly for the meals. We will be ok, as strong, this land of the Weather
soon as the blizzard lets up. Hopefully, it will be sooner than later, or we may Beast. The participants reunite
have to call out the helicopters of our EMT participant to make a drop of food with their fa milies, collect their
and toilet paper. The snow is really beautiful, even though it is an unhandy time gear, hug goodbyes and disappear into their lives once more. They carry with
for it to fall. We seldom have snow like that in the States. Many of the Canadi- them the journals that hold the only words expressing what they have just
ans choose to stay in their tents. There isn’ t much to do but to wait this one out. experienced. I prepare for my re-entry into society. I navigate crowded air-
P eople journal and draw and we hear frequent bursts of laughter from the big, ports and drag a bag from Canada to the US (across the international bound-
communal, last-night’ s-meeting tent. The blizzard blows on and we begin to see ary). It is a time o f high security at airports. I have a secret that they will not
a crack in the clouds and blue sky shows through, just a touch. Could the discover. There is my newly-shaped and colored puzzle piece that I will carry
weather beast be losing his grip on us? The blue sky begins to win out against toward my next adventure. The bare-boned trees of the north give way once
the heavy clouds filled with snow. We have not yet made those calls on our again to spring in the south as I fly over the countryside. It is good to be
satellite phone, and may not need to call out after all. Derek asks me i f I a m up home. But there is one more little detail. My bags are lost once more, and I
to paddling for maybe three hours if the weather breaks. I look at the deter- find them on my porch the next morning. I just keep losing baggage. Maybe
mined sun trying to force rays of light through thinner clouds. The snow has that is a good thing to do in life. Guess I need to do a little journaling my-
stopped. It seems to be only about four o’ clock so I agree that making some self. Contact Novella or Sam Kennedy of Earth Visions Inc on their web-
12 time toward our take out spot may be a good plan. We inform the group and site at On the site will be information on Vision
Lesson On Darts
A young lady named Sally, relates an experience she had in a seminary
class, given by her teacher, Dr. Smith. She says Dr. Smith was known
for his elaborate object lessons. One particular day, Sally walked into
the seminary class and knew they were in for a fun day. On the wall
was a big target and on a nearby table were many darts. Dr. Smith told
the students to draw a picture of someone that they disliked or someone
who had made them angry, and he would allow them to throw darts at
the person's picture. Sally's girlfriend drew a picture of a girl who had
stolen her boyfriend. Another friend drew a picture of his little brother.
Sally drew a picture of a former
friend, putting a great deal of
detail into her drawing, even
drawing pimples on the face.
Sally was pleased at the overall
effect she had achieved. The class
lined up and began throwing
darts, with much laughter and
hilarity. Some of the students
threw their darts with such force
that their targets were ripping
apart. Sally looked forward to
her turn, and was filled with
disappointment when Dr. Smith, because of time limits, asked the stu-
dents to return to their seats. As Sally sat thinking about how angry she
was because she didn't have a chance to throw any darts at her target,
Dr. Smith began removing the target from the wall. Underneath the
target was a picture of Jesus. A complete hush fell over the room as
each student viewed the mangled picture of Jesus. Holes and jagged
marks covered His face and His eyes were pierced. Dr. Smith said
only these words, "In as much as you have done it unto the least of
these my brethren, you have done it unto Me" (Matthew 25:40). No
other words were necessary; the tear-filled eyes of each student focused

D&D only on the picture of Jesus Christ. Have you thrown any darts?
Lord, please help me not to throw a dart today. I know I wound You
most of all.
Hand Car Wash Line Dancing Classes
218 C Greens-
In Liberty At Center
boro St
The Reitzel-Liberty Senior Center will be offer-
Liberty ing afternoon line dancing classes. Classes be-
gins on Thursday, September 10 at 1:00 pm.

Come and join JC Brown, Raymond Arrington, Joe

Ph 233-7990 Cost is $5 for seniors who are 60 year of age or
better and $15 for those under age 60. Please
Shaw and Fredrick Smith for a game of Dominoes Mon To Sat call the center at 622-5844 to register and for
at the Reitzel Senior Center

Virginia Fogleman, Sarah Cheek and Marie War- The Liberty Girl Scots came to the center and pre- Crocheting anyone? Hazel Gaddis is teaching Marcel Arrington, Vir-
ren celebrated their August birthdays at the Retizel sented a program on their trip to Savannah, Geor- ginia Fogleman, and Laurel Ramos how to crocheting every Tuesday
Senior Center. morning at 9:00

Come Out And Join In All The Fun At Liberty Senior Center
13 For Lunch and Activity Reservations: call the Center prior to Noon the day before (336) 622-5844
IBERTY — Mr. Charles Clayton Elliott, 44, passed away Survivors include her daughters,
on Wednesday, August 19, 2009. Dianna Smith of Trinity and
Janice Miller of Liberty, with
There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. on Saturday,
whom she made her home; seven
August 22, at Fairview Cemetery in Liberty.
grandchildren, 17 great-
212 W Swannanoa Ave
Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty has the honor of assisting
the Elliott family.
grandchildren and two great-great- Liberty, NC 27298
The family will be at the Janice Ph 336-622-2256 Office
LIBERTY — Mr. Clarence "Buddy" Ernest Fogleman Jr., Miller residence, 5539 Liberty Ph 336-622-2258 Obit Line
91, of Liberty, passed away on Thursday, August 27, Grove Road, Liberty, NC 27298.
2009. Memorials may be directed to
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Au- Community Home Care and Hos- Tyson Nixon, Manager
gust 30, at First United Methodist Church of Liberty with pice, 1414 E. Eleventh St., Siler
the Rev. Gene Dean officiating. City, NC 27344. And Staff
New Obit Line 24//7
The family will receive friends following the service in the
church fellowship hall.
Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett is
serving the Lowdermilk family.
Ph 336-622-2258
Mr. Fogleman was a World War II United States Army person can be completely self-sufficient in themselves, be-
Air Corps veteran, where he s erved his country for two American Small Towns cause you may not be able to just GET what you need, be it
and a half years. I have a friend that lives out to state that I was talking to two eggs, or a plumber in the middle of the night. It is a good
them about living in a small town. The challenges we face life though. Which is why small towns attract people to them
Mr. Fogleman was preceded in death by his parents, Cla-
being a small town. They too live in a small town and wanted each year, who come for no other reason than that it IS a
rence Ernest Sr. and Elizabeth McCuiston Fogleman. to send me a story for my paper that they had run in there small town.
Mr. Fogleman is survived by his wife o f 67 years, Mrs. area. It sums up a general American Small Town. They It is different enough, that a large percentage of people who
Cladora (Clay) Fogleman; one son, Dr. Chuck Fogleman stated we are not alone in the struggle of a small town...but come to a small town do not stay. They either cannot find a
and wife, Patti, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and one not to over look the benefits. job - you cannot be a job hopper, there just aren't enough - or
sister, Becky Malone of Burlington. they experience a hurtful experience with a neighbor, or feel
Living in a small town is different in many ways. And it is
In lieu of flowers the family request contributions to be not different in ways that people think it should be. too confined and do now wish to adapt.
made to First United Methodist Church of Liberty, P.O. There is just as much good and evil. But in a small commu- If you can stick it out for two years though, it changes you.
Box 220, Liberty, NC 27298. nity, it is just more personal. More intense. The neighbors Makes you more thoughtful, weathers your character a bit,
Loflin Funeral Home o f Liberty has the honor o f serving won't help you raise your kids. Somehow people think it is helps you be more patient, helps you look to yourself for
the Fogleman Family. less damaging to neglect their kids in a small town than in a your esteem. Good changes. After two years, you know
large city. It isn't. Drugs, crime, and uselessness will find whether you can enjoy it for the long haul. Before that, you
Offer condolences at www. are just playing at living in a small town - on an extended
them here too. Families still have to be involved. You cannot
LIBERTY — Mr. Fray Thomas Gales Sr., 73, passed find out about the housing market 6 months in advance. You vacation. Many people who have been raised in a small town
away on Tuesday, September 1, 2009. find the house you want to purchase or rent the day you go come back to their roots. They may complain of it when they
looking for it. Whatever is available then, is all there is. get bored, but they come back for the comfort and cozy fa-
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Satur-
day, September 5, at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial There may be only a handful of rentals open at any given miliarity of small town life.
time, sometimes not that, and whatever is open when you Small has many degrees. A town of 10,000 has a
will follow in Gilmore Memorial Park in Julian.
look, is what you take, because there is nothing else. If you McDonalds, a grocery store, and traffic lights - there may be
IBERTY — Mrs. Kaye Black Harris, 68, passed on Mon- buy a house, you may wait for some time before one comes a taxi, unlikely to be buses. A town of 5000 may or may not
day, September 1, 2009. on the market that you really want. have name brand fast food, but they do have a grocery store
Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. today, Friday, Sep- But there are compensations. and perhaps a traffic light or two, and it would be rare if they
tember 4, at Edwards Grov e Baptist Church of Liberty. had even a single taxi service. A town of 2000 will have a
Burial will be in Amos Grove Cemetery. • The quiet, that sometimes drives you nuts, but usually grocery store, but generally not have fast food, they may
welcomes you and soothes the frenzy. have a single traffic light, and probably has paved streets -
Arrangements are by Knotts and Son Funeral Home of get a bike, because if you do not have a car, you'll be walk-
Siler City. • The fact that you know the dangers. Kids can learn to ing, biking, or sharing rides. A town of 500 to 1000 may
LIBERTY — Libero Samuel "Chic" Lavezzi, 97, of Lib- work from the neighbors because you know the have a small, fairly expensive grocery store (the owners have
erty passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2009. neighbors. They can work anywhere in town, because no choice in their pricing!), no traffic lights, and a combina-
the whole town is more of a known quantity. tion of paved and gravel streets. A town of less than that
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 15,
at 4 p.m. at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in • The fact that reputations are not transient in small towns simply cannot support a grocery store unless there is a high
- yours, for good or evil, will follow you even when the amount of rural population surrounding it which depends on
population has a high turnover rate. it also, it will rarely have a traffic light, and will often have
Loflin Funeral Home o f Liberty has the honor o f serving mostly gravel streets.
The Lavezzi Family. • The people that help you during the hard times, that
come out of the woodwork with caring gestures, then Look at what the town offers before you make
LIBERTY — Mrs. Marjorie Hoffman Lowdermilk, of
fade back into the fabric of the town when the crisis is assumptions as to how small small is. Then find
5539 Liberty Grove Road and formerly of Bennett, died
Thursday, August 27, 2009, at her residence. over. the advantages, and set out to enjoy them, while
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Au- • Building a home, or starting a business usually involves compensating for the inconveniences.
gust 29, at Grace Community Church in Ramseur, where less red tape.
she attended, with Rev. Kenneth Huggins officiating. Bur- You are closer to life here. More removed from distractions.
ial will be in Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery near Ben- If you crave distractions, small town living just won't do. VOTE
nett. You need to be a little more independent, a little more at
Mrs. Lowdermilk was a Guilford County native and was peace with your own company, more able to enjoy your fam- TYSON NIXON
retired from Blue Bell and Greensboro Manu facturing. She ily and close friends. You keep a little extra food on hand,
was the widow of Wilber Lowdermilk and was a member because there may not be a store close by, or open all hours. LIBERTY TOWN
of Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Bennett. You learn to depend on neighbors for little things that no
Gov. Perdue Announces Library Card S ign-up Month NBC polled on this question.
Gov. Bev Perdue today designated September as Library Card Sign-up Month in North Carolina, encouraging children, families This is not sent for discussion. If you agree, for-
and North Carolina residents to explore their public library and its many resources and to sign up for the “smartest card.” “A pub- ward it. If you don't, delete it. I don't want to
lic library card gives you access to a whole world of information and imagination,” said Gov. Perdue. “During these tough eco- know one way or the other. By me forwarding it,
nomic times, our state’s public libraries are critical because they help residents learn you know how I feel. I'll bet this was a surprise to
to read, use computers and develop other skills they need to succeed.” During Sep- NBC. Do you believe that the word God should
tember the State Library of North Carolina, the North Carolina Department of Cul- stay in American culture?
tural Resources, and libraries from Murphy to Manteo, both
rural and urban, join to spread the message that the library card is the “smartest
card” to have in your wallet. The goal is to make the library card the most valued NBC had a poll on this question. They had the
and used card for North Carolina residents. Nearly five million North Carolinians highest number of responses that they have ever
are card-carrying library users. During the last fiscal year more than 37 million had for one of their polls, and the percentage was
North Carolinians visited their public libraries and more than 9 million of them used this:
library computers. Growth in materials being checked out, customer visits and es-
pecially internet use at libraries continues a trend. Nationally public library visits 86% to keep the words, In God We Trust and God
are up 19% from 2000 to 2006. Circulation of library materials is up 20%. Access in the Pledge of Allegiance, 14% against.
to public computers is up 86%. Secretary of Cultural Resources, Linda A. Carlisle,
has visited several libraries since her appointment. She states, "Libraries are places That is a pretty 'commanding' public response.
of great opportunity. They serve as an integral part of our communities, helping our
citizens improve themselves, their families and their lives and sparking creativity I was asked to send this on if I agreed or delete if I
and imagination. Everyone in our state should have the ‘smartest card’, a library didn't. Now it is your turn.
card!" The "Smartest Card" initiative is part of The Campaign for America's Librar-
ies, a multi-year public awareness and advocacy effort by the American Library
Association. Begun in 2004, the campaign promotes the value of public libraries It is said that 86% of Americans believe the word
nationwide. God should stay. Therefore, I have a very hard
time understanding why there is such a mess about

RCC Kicks Off Cultural Arts Series with World S tage Sept. 15
*Narcotics Violation*
Randolph Community College will kick off its 2009-10 Cultural Arts Series with a World RAMSEUR, NC – A brother and his sister were arrested on August 31, 2009, ending a
Stage event on Tuesday, Sept. 15, on the Asheboro Campus . The event, which is free and open three week investigation, when the Randolph County Sheriff’ s Office Vice Unit assisted
to the public, will feature samples of international cuisine, martial arts demonstrations, a pho- by Chatham County Sheriff’ s Office, Asheboro P olice Department, and Ramseur P olice
tography exhibit, and performances that represent a variety of nations and cultures. The food Department stopped conducted a search of a Mazda 626 located on the corner Bay Doe
Street and Dawson Street in Ramseur. In total Detectives located and seized approxi-
and demonstrations begin at 6 p.m. in the plaza between the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources mately 518 grams of cocaine, two vehicles and $284.00 US Currency. Two individuals
Center and the Student Services Center. Performances begin at 7 p.m. in the LRC auditorium. were arrested at the time of the search and charges were drawn on another subject. Esti-
Seating is limited, so go to RCC's Web site to download a free ticket at mated street value of drugs seized is approximately $46,100.
Upcoming events include the following. Many events are free of charge. Rocio Moreno Zagada H/F DOB: 5-24-1968
Piece Work, featuring the Touring Theatre of North Carolina, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27.
210 Fontana Cir. , Siler City, NC 27344
Holiday Concert & Tree Lighting, featuring an instrumental quartet, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec.
The Quest: The Journey of the Literary Hero and the Ordinary Man, an interactive, thought-
provoking lecture by English instructor Jennifer Macy, 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21. SCHOOL FUND RAISER
An Evening With Fred Chappell, former N.C. Poet Laureate, Wednesday, Feb. 24. 10% of service goes to SCHOOL OF YOUR CHOICE
Wiley and the Hairy Man, presented by UNCG's Theatre for Young People, 7 p.m., Wednes-
day, March 24.
Harmonious Hodgepodge, a night of homespun music, 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20.

Other special events for the year include a Meditation, Relaxation, and Yoga workshop on
September 21st thru 26th
Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 7-8 p.m., in RCC's Foundation Conference Center, and Classic Movie
Nights set for 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11 and Feb. 18 in the LRC audito-
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The Best Dog Story Ever
where you throw them, he'll bound after it,
They told me the big black Lab's name was Reggie so be careful - really don't do it by any
as I looked at him lying in his pen. The shelter was roads. I made
clean, and the people really friendly. I'd only been in the that mistake once, and it almost cost him
area for six months, but everywhere I went in the small
college town, people were welcoming and open.
Everyone waves when you pass them on the street.

Next, commands. Maybe the shelter staff

But something was still missing as I attempted to settle in to
already told you, but I'll go over them
again: Reggie knows the obvious ones - Vintage, Thrift And Gift Shop
my new life here, and I thought a dog couldn't hurt. Give "sit," "stay," "come," "heel." He knows
hand signals: "back" to turn around and go 129 W Swannanoa Ave– Downtown Liberty
me someone to talk to. And I had just seen Reggie's adver-
tisement on the local news. The shelter said they had re- back when you put your hand straight up; Phone 336-622-6223
ceived numerous calls right after, but they said the people and "over" if you put your hand out right
who had come down to see him just didn't look like "Lab or left. "Shake" for shaking water off, and
people," whatever that meant. They must've thought I did. "paw" for a high-five. He does "down" Need That Special Gift Let Us Find It For You
But at first, I thought the shelter had misjudged me in giv- when he feels like lying down - I bet you
ing me Reggie and his things, which consisted of a dog pad, could work on that with him some more.
bag of toys almost all of which were brand new tennis balls, He knows "ball" and "food" and "bone" and
his dishes, and a sealed letter from his previous owner. See, "treat" like nobody's business. I trained Special Summer Savings he knew
where my
Reggie and I didn't really hit it off when we got home. We Reggie with small food treats. Nothing opens platoon
struggled for two weeks (which is how long the shelter told
me to give him to adjust to his new home). Maybe it was
his ears like little pieces ofhot dog. Feeding
schedule: twice a day, once about seven in the Summer Closeout Items was
the fact that I was trying to adjust, too. Maybe we were too morning, and again at six in the evening. He said
much alike. For some reason, his stuff (except for the tennis Regular store-bought stuff; the shelter has the
New Fall Items Arriving he'd do it
balls - he wouldn't go anywhere without two stuffed in his person-
mouth) got tossed in with all of my other unpacked boxes. I Special Artist Etched Glass Christmas Balls ally. And
guess I didn't really think he'd need all his old stuff, that I'd He's up on his shots. Call the clinic on 9th if you're
get him new things once he settled in. but it became pretty Street and update his info with yours; reading this, then he made good on his word. Well, this
clear pretty soon that he wasn't going to. I tried the normal they'll make sure to send you reminders for when he's due. letter is getting to downright depressing, even though,
commands the shelter told me he knew, ones like "sit" and Be forewarned: Reggie hates the vet. Good luck getting him frankly, I'm just writing it for my dog. I couldn't imagine if
"stay" and "come" and "heel," and he'd follow them - when in the car - I don't know how he knows when it's time to go I was writing it for a wife and kids and family. but still,
he felt like it. He never really seemed to listen when I called to the vet, but he knows. Tank has been my family for the last six years, almost as
his name - sure, he'd look in my direction after the fourth of
fi fth time I said it, but then he'd just go back to doing what- Finally, give him some time. I've never been married, so it's long as the Army has been my family.
ever. When I'd ask again, you could almost see him sigh only been Reggie and me for his whole life. He's gone eve- And now I hope and pray that you make him part of your
and then grudgingly obey. rywhere with me, so please include him on your daily car family and that he will adjust and come to love you the
rides if you can. He sits well in the backseat, and he doesn't same way he loved me. That unconditional love from a dog
This just wasn't going to work. He chewed a couple shoes bark or complain. He just loves to be around people, and is what I took with me to Iraq as an inspiration to do
and some unpacked boxes. I was a little too stern with him me most especially. Which means that this transition is something selfless, to protect innocent people from those
and he resented it, I could tell. The friction got so bad that I going to be hard, with him going to live with someone new. who would do terrible things... and to keep those terrible
couldn't wait for the two weeks to be up, and when it was, I And that's why I need to share one more bit of info with people from coming over here. If I had to give up Tank
was in full-on search mode for my cellphone amid all of my you.... in order to do it, I am glad to have done so. He was
unpacked stuff. I remembered leaving it on the stack of my example of service and of love. I hope I honored
boxes for the guest room, but I also mumbled, rather cyni- His name's not Reggie. him by my service to my country and comrades.
cally, that the "damn dog probably hid it on me." Finally I I don't know what made me do it, but when I dropped him
found it, but before I could punch up the shelter's number, I off at the shelter, I told them his name was Reggie. He's a All right, that's enough.
also found his pad and other toys from the shelter. I tossed smart dog, he'll get used to it and will respond to it, of that I deploy this evening and have to drop this letter off at
the pad in Reggie's direction and he snuffed it and agged, I have no doubt. but I just couldn't bear to give them his real the shelter. I don't think I'll say another
some of the most enthusiasm I'd seen since bringing him name. For me to do that, it seemed so final, that handing good-bye to Tank, though. I cried too much the first
home. But then I called, "Hey, Reggie, you like that? Come him over to the shelter was as good as me admitting that I'd time. Maybe I'll peek in on him and see if he
here and I'll give you a treat." Instead, he sort of glanced in never see him again. And if I end up coming back, getting finally got that third tennis ball in his
my direction - maybe "glared" is more accurate - and then him, and tearing up this letter, it means everything's fine. mouth.
gave a discontented sigh and flopped down. With his back But if someone else is reading it, well... well it means that
to me.Well, that's not going to do it either, I thought. And I his new owner should know his real name. It'll help you Good luck with Tank. Give him
punched the shelter phone number. But I hung up when I bond with him. Who knows, maybe you'll even notice a a good home, and give him an extra kiss goodnight - every
saw the sealed envelope. I had completely forgotten about change in his demeanor if he's been giving you problems. night - from me
that, too. "Okay, Reggie," I said out loud, "let's see if your
previous owner has any advice". His real name is Tank. Because that is what I drive.
Again, if you're reading this and
To Whoever Gets My Dog: you're from the area, maybe my
Well, I can't say that I'm happy you're reading this, a letter I name has been on the news. I EARTH VISIONS
told the shelter could only be opened by Reggie's new told the shelter that they couldn't
owner. I'm not even happy writing it. If you're reading this, make "Reggie" available for YOU DESERVE rest and relaxation.
it means I just got back from my last car ridewith my Lab
after dropping him off at the shelter. He knew something
adoption until they received Give yourself, loved one, friends
word from my company com-
was different. I have packed up his pad and toys before and mander. See, my parents are
set them by the back door before a trip, but this time... it's
gone, I have no siblings, no one I
like he knew something was wrong. And something is could've left Tank with... and it
wrong... which is why I have to go to try to make it right. was my only real request of the Bring your Prescription and your Pain to
Army upon my deployment to
So let me tell you about my Lab in the hopes that it will
help you bond with him and he with you. First, he loves
Iraq , that they make one phone
call the shelter... in the "event"... Earth Visions, Inc. Do You
tennis balls. the more the merrier. Sometimes I think he's to tell them that Tank could be Need A
part squirrel, the way he hordes them. He usually always put up for adoption. Luckily, Phone 336-622-1844
has two in his mouth, and he tries to get a third in my colonel is a dog guy, too, and NOW OPEN SATURDAY
16 Call Us!
Can you guess where we are talking about?
A New Section In The Liberty Leader. Each issue we will learn about some
locations in our fine state. Our kids should not be the only ones le arning at
school, we are never to old to keep learnin g.

Boyhood Home of Andy Griffith? Where Is It?

Mt. Airy is the boyhood home of Andy Griffith. You can still see
glimpses of the life he remembers at Floyd’s City Barber Shop,
Opie’s Candy Store and Wally’s Service Station. Get a pork chop
sandwich at the Snappy Lunch. (By the way, I have personal experi-
ence with the pork is Awe-
some) Recording artist
Donna Fargo was also
a native and the famous
Siamese Twins settled
here. Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart was born six
miles away. The world’s largest open faced granite
quarry can be seen in Mt. Airy. Every September enjoy
Mayberry Days, with stars of the old TV show and lots
I Personally Taste Tested This Great of food and fun. October brings the Autumn Leaves
Pork Sandwich….AWESOME!!!!! Festival with bluegrass and gospel entertainment, crafts,
Local Doctor Points to Study in Infant Care and food. Tommy Jarrell is memorialized at the world
famous Old Time Fiddler’s Convention. One of the
Chiropractic Care May Improve In- Southeast’s largest vineyards, Shelton Estates, is only 15 minutes away and the Old North State
Winery is the only main street winery in the state. Come pull up a rocking chair and stay awhile
fants’ Sleep in the Carolina Community of Mount Airy. Take you a day trip there, you will enjoy it.
A pilot study conducted by Joyce Miller and Matts Klemsdal
evaluated whether routine chiropractic care in infants had also
improved the patients’ sleep pattern. Sleep problems plague Ground Breaking Ceremony
about 25 percent of all infants; they are measured by the time it Community Celebrated with Happy Hills Animal Foundation, Inc.
takes the child to settle down, the amount of consecutive sleep
hours the child accumulates and the quality of sleep. All this Ground Breaking Ceremony for Their New Addition.
can add a great amount of stress to new parents. And according The Joseph C. Gaudioso Memorial Building is the new addition for Happy Hills Animal Founda-
to Liberty -based Dr. Tom Blake D.C, in many cases, a dis- tion here in Staley. On August 31, 2009 at 6:30pm at Happy Hills Animal Foundation, Inc.
turbed sleep pattern is usually also accompanied by an infant’s which is located at 3143 Happy Hills Dr., Staley, NC 27355, family and friends came out to cele-
excessive crying. Dr. Blake points to pilot study published this year in the Journal of brate in the occasion. Refreshments were served. So how did they get to this point? Well on
Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics. In the study, 116 infants, who were in chiroprac- Easter Sunday 2004 proved to be the most devastating day in Happy Hills history. A fire broke
tic care for various health challenges, were rated on their sleep behavior during the out in the early night hours. With the rising sun the staff found all animals rescued and safe, al-
course of their care. Of the infants, only 10 percent had initially come to the chiro- though the office, house, storage areas, as well as both cattery buildings were destroyed. Devoted
practor because of dysomnia or sleep disturbances, while the majority of the chil- to continue the dream, Cheryl Routh and the HHAF staff continue on day by day in the hopes
dren received chiropractic care for excessive crying. The parents were asked to com- that “one more will find a home”. This dream is supported entirely from private donations, spon-
plete a questionnaire on their child’s sleep pattern after the 1st, 4th and 7th visit to sors, gifts and volunteers. With a generous gift from the estate of Joseph C. Gaudioso , Happy
the chiropractor on the amount of hours the child slept, the quality of sleep and the Hills is moving forward. After many years working in the animal control industry of NC, Cheryl
time it took for the child to fall asleep. The data was analyzed and showed a signifi- Routh saw first hand the need for another option for the homeless animals of our area. The
cant improvement in the children’s sleep pattern after the adjustments. After the 1st county shelters were extremely overcrowded as they remain today. Adoption programs were al-
visit, almost 40 percent of infants slept deeper. That percentage jumped to more than most non-existent with over 90 % of the homeless being doomed to euthanasia due to lack of
60 percent after the 7th visit. The percentage of children who had difficulty falling funds and space. A better option for these innocent lives needed to be found. Happy Hills Animal
asleep fell from more than 65 percent after the 1st visit to just over 22 percent after Foundation was “born” 23 years ago out of a dream for a better option! In 1986 this dream took
the 7th visit. Most children had received adjustments to the upper cervical spine. shape as Happy Hills Animal Foundation. Originally HHAF served the local area. Through the
“This is an important finding that warrants more scientific and clinical research,” years the foundation has reached out statewide and with internet technology nationwide. By
adds Dr. Blake. Chiropractic care seems not only to help children get a better 1989 the rescue work had grown so much that HHAF was incorporated as a non-profit organiza-
night’s sleep, it also reduces the stress on parents. And stress, as we all know, has its tion. Thousands of dogs and cats, as well as other animals like potbellied pigs, rabbits, etc. have
own health challenges.” Anyone wishing more information may contact Dr. Blake, been rescued and adopted through Happy Hills. HHAF operates under a no-kill philosophy;
whose office is located at 104 N. Greensboro St. Liberty NC (telephone 336-622- adoptable animals may stay weeks, months, even years before they find their forever homes.
Many changes have been seen through the past 23 years but the purpose of the foundation has
always remained the same. The foundation mission is to furnish meals, veterinary care and love
for the abandoned and abused animals that are sheltered. Through humane education and special
programs for children, HHAF will reduce the number of animals abused and abandoned in our
spay/neuter education and by
altering all the animals that are
Neck Pains? rescued, HHAF will reduce the
number of unwanted animals
Back Pains? born in our community.


Phone 336-622-1600
104 N Greensboro St
CUSTOMER July 25, Saturday; Lunch provided by Connie Bullins and Hickory Grove UMC. Work consisted of interior
painting,roofing the outdoor bldg., installing doors, and trimming inside windows.13 total volunteers (1
APPRECIATION from Liberty, 3 from Habitat families, 4 from various areas of Randolph Co., and 5 from Central Method-

SEPT 1 – SEPT 30 July 29, Wednesday; Lunch provided by Alice Bruner. Work consisted of more interior painting ,insulating
the crawl space, landscaping and installing interior doors. 20 total volunteers (9 from Liberty, 11 from
Randolph Co.)
Come by and enjoy refreshments while you Aug. 01, Saturday; Lunch provided by New Salem UMC. Work consisted of electrical tie ups, floor
shop the DOLLAR DAYS we are having along underlayment, wood laminate flooring, and, yes, more interior painting. 9 total volunteers (3 from
with the other in house sales. Liberty, 3 from Habitat families, and 3 from parts of Randolph Co.)
Aug. 03, MONDAY; No lunch provided. Work consisted of landscaping, more painting,
D IS C install more wood flooring, crawl space insulation, install closet shelving, and more
Used Doors & Windows $1.00 O UN T floor underlayment. 30 total volunteers (26 young campers, 1 from Liberty, and 3 from
ERC H various areas of Randolph County.)
Paperback Books 6 for $1.00 AN D I
SE Aug. 04, TUESDAY; No lunch provided. Work consisted of more landscaping,
Hardback Books 2 for $1.00 30 D A more wood flooring, more closet shelving, and more floor underlayment. 29 total
YS 25 volunteers (23 young campers, 1 from Liberty, and 5 from various areas of
Vinyl Wall paper $1.00 per roll % OF
F Randolph County.
Baskets 10 for $1.00 60 D A
YS 50 Aug.05, Wednesday; Lunch provided by Alice Bruner. Work consisted of more
Upholstery samples Large 2 for $1.00 % OF landscaping, more wood flooring more closet shelving, more crawl space insulation.
29 total volunteers (20 young campers, 5 from Liberty, and 4 from areas in
Small 4 for $1.00 Randolph County.)
Framed mirrors 50% off Aug.06, THURSDAY; No lunch provided. Work consisted of yet more landscaping, more
wood laminate and block tile flooring and more crawl space insulation. 26 total volunteers (23
young campers, 1 from Liberty and 2 from areas in Randolph county.)
Habitat Restore Aug. 9, Saturday; Lunch provided by Hickory Grove UMC. Work consisted of kitchen and bath vanity in-
503 Industrial Park Ave. stallation, and Whew….finishing wood flooring, more vinyl block flooring, and some interior wood trim. 17
Asheboro, NC 27205
total volunteers (1 from Liberty, 9 from Northridge Church, and 7 from Randolph Co.).
Ph. 336-672-1555
Aug. 12, Wednesday; Lunch by an anonymous person. Work consisted of interior caulking , wood trim and
touch-up wall painting. 12 total volunteers (6 from liberty, 3 from various areas of Randolph Co. and 3
Habitat home owners).
CLC Survey Info Needed Aug. 15, Saturday; Lunch furnished by Sandy Creek Baptist Church. Work consisted of more closet shelv-
Celebrate Liberty’s Children is a local advisory committee of ing, interior window and door trim, and the beginnings of interior baseboard trimming. 6 total volunteers (2
the Randolph County Partnership for Children and is com- from Liberty and 4 from vari-
mitted to supporting families with young children in the Lib- ous areas of Randolph Co.).
erty area to ensure that all children enter school healthy and Aug. 19, Wednesday; Lunch
prepared to succeed. Celebrate Liberty’s Children would like by Rodney and Claire Over-
your input on a community awareness survey that will be cash. Work consisted of
coming home with your student(s) at Liberty Elementary School on Mon- cleaning and staining both
day, September 14th. The survey will help Celebrate Liberty’s Children decks and more baseboard
assessing if parents demonstrate awareness and/or usage of early child- trim inside. 10 total volun-
hood resources in the community and knowledge of the importance of teers (2 from Liberty and 8 from Randolph County area).
early childhood education. Surveys are anonymous and Celebrate Lib-
erty’s Children thanks you for your time and input regarding services for Aug. 22, Saturday; Lunch by Gary and Connie Bullins. Work con-
sisted of more vinyl flooring block tile, final distribution of top soil Get A Sneak Peek on
children in the Liberty area! yard and gravel on driveway. 16 total volunteers (4 Habitat
homeowners, 2 from Liberty, 4 from surrounding areas of the At The New Habitat
county, 4 from Sunset Ave. Church Website That Is
Williams Insurance & Associates, Inc. of God, and 2 from Central United UMC.) Also, the Bobcat use Under Construction
Brad Williams, Agent was
donated by McRae Roofing in Asheboro.
(336)622-1500 Aug. 25, Wednesday; Lunch by Alice Bruner. Work consisted
415 W Swannanoa Ave—Liberty, NC of kitchen counter top partial installation, finishing the closet shelv-
ing….Yea!...installing kitchen vent fan, finishing spreading the driveway
We’re The Team You Can Count On! gravel…Hooray! 8 total volunteers (1 Habitat homeowner, 2 from Liberty, and 5 from areas in

Auto—Home—Life—Retirement How Can You Volunteer At Habitat?

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

18 " what lies b ehind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us" Ralph Waldo Emerson
home. Anna Brock, 16, and Blakeley Fogleman, 13,
“If I’m dreaming, don’t wake me up!” worked together on the team assigned to another 86-year-old
Local students work together to change the world … woman’s home cleaning the siding, painting her porch and
building a four-by-four deck on the back of her house. “My
In the midst of tough economic times, 350 students from all parents told me World Changers would be a great experi-
over the country joined together in Chattanooga, Tenn., for ence, and it would be life changing,” shares Anna Brock. “ I
the life-changing experience of helping others in need. Lib- did it because I wanted to go minister to other people and
erty was proudly represented by 11 students and four adults
from Sandy Creek Baptist Church, who set out on a journey help out in the community.”
to make a difference through “World Changers,” a mission- Anna and Blakeley said their recipient was very appreciative
outreach program for teenagers and adults to share God’s and loved everything they had done. “She was very excited
love by providing free labor to communities in need. “We to have the new porch on the back of her house, and she gave
signed up for World Changers be- everyone
cause I wanted to give our youth the of us in
opportunity to serve and do missions our group
outside our community, experiencing a hug at munities. The program is organized by the North American
a different way of life than what they the end of Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
see day to day,” explains Jeremy our trip,”
Hyatt, youth pastor, Sandy Creek Anna said. For more information or to register for a project in 2010,
Baptist Church. “The best part of the “This visit To read the blog about the
experience was watching the attitudes experi- Chattanooga trip, go to
of our youth change from being nerv- ence was If you’d like
ous about doing something they’d so great to see pictures of the Liberty group in action, visit the Sandy
never done before to being excited at that I’m Creek Web site at
the difference they could make in the ready to Click “Media” in the left-hand column to navigate to the
lives of others.” World Changers do it again World Changers section.
projects provide a perfect venue for right
participants to live out their faith. now!”
Shelby Routh, 13, was one of the “People
students who went on the trip and are Sandy Creek Baptist Church members invite you to visit
wanted to do just that. “I had never touched with them at 4765 Sandy Creek Church Road. Sunday
been on a mission trip before, and I by the School classes for all ages are held at 10 a.m. on Sundays;
wanted to see what it was like and spirit and worship times are 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. A prayer meeting and
share God’s Word with everybody,” effort of youth activities are held each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 622-
she said. While in Chattanooga, Shelby was matched up these stu- 7414 for more information.
with a crew of 10 students, including Kara Slusher, 13, and dents, and it’s encouraging to see them serve in this capac- Group photo caption (pictured left to right):
Jonathan Ritch, 14, who worked at two sites during the ity,” said John Bailey, team leader, World Changers. “The
week: They built a wheelchair ramp for a family with a little students who participate in World Changers discover that Back row—Ricky Dodson, Tyler Brock, Jonathan Ritch,
girl who had physical disabilities and did general repairs on they can make a difference, and the residents whose homes Caleb Folwell, Anna Brock, Brian Ward, Jeremy Hyatt
the home of an older adult. “We went to a lady’s house, did are worked on see that the young people offer hope for our Front row—Jo Heather Dodson, Blakeley Fogleman, Kara
some painting and fixed two doors for her,” Shelby ex-
plained. “When we completed our projects, she really
thanked us a lot and so did the other family.” Brian Ward,
14, signed up to go to World Changers because he was
interested in doing community work and helping people in
need. He served
on the same team
as Kacey Line-
berry, 14. “We
painted a house
and pressure
washed a deck for
a family, and they
were real thankful
that we were
there,” Brian said.
“The experience
was different than
what I expected; I
wasn’t expecting
for it to be quite
as touching as it
was, especially
during the time future.” Junior high, high school and college-age students Slusher, Anna Langley, Pam Hyatt, Shelby Routh, Natalea
spent with our just like those from Sandy Creek traded in their summer fun Dodson, Kacey Lineberry
youth group.” and paying jobs to sleep on the floor of a church, wake up
Twenty two youth groups from across the United States early and work tirelessly helping families in need. “Students
worked on 33 projects during the special week in Chatta- see that God can use them now to make a difference,” says Story By Jo Heather Dodson
nooga. Natalea Dodson, 13, and Caleb Folwell, 15, worked Jonathan Wilson, coordinator, World Changers. “They don’t
on a team that helped an 86-year-old widow, Mrs. Robinson, have to wait until they get to college, get married, get a full
who was struggling to take care of her home. During their time job.” “ I would encourage any youth groups to go on a
time cleaning, painting and repairing, she told the group: mission trip, either through World Changers or another ave-
“This is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. If I’m nue, to experience serving God outside their community,”
dreaming, don’t wake me up!” Tyler Brock, 18, and Anna concludes Jeremy. “As Christians, we should all look for
Langley, 13, worked with their team to help a ways to serve God however we can and wherever we can.”
19 handicapped couple. They built a wheelchair ramp Since 1990, more than 260,000 World Changers students
and constructed a deck at the main entrance to their have renovated over 19,500 homes in more than 900 com-
So Why Liberty Tax School—Lets Ask A Student
People come to the Tax School at Liberty Tax Service from all walks of life, and some-
times for unusual reasons. Hurricane Ike was a deciding factor for Vicki Lemmon, as
she made the decision not only to evacuate Galveston, Texas in September 2008, but to $$$$$$$$$$
leave for good. Her major was in marketing, and that was the focus of her professional
career. Vicki was willing to take a chance on something new and different, and re- WE SAVE YOU
sponded to an ad for the tax school at Liberty Tax Service. “Tax School was very educa-
tional, and also fun. I never really thought about taxes being a people business until I Phone 336-633-1700 *Most cartridges in stock for simple ex-
took the class,” Vicki commented. The tax school experience ushered Vicki into the tax 1512-D Zoo Parkway– Asheboro change with not waiting!
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Be RHEAL Program Inspires Healthy Living
ence is required. The class is free, and books are Childhood obesity is a national epidemic. It is a
$59. For more information, call Beverly at (336) health issue that affects our state and local com-
312-8757 or (336) 622-1774. munity. To help combat obesity on a local level,
a grant from the Randolph Hospital Community
Health Foundation in collaboration with
Randolph Hospital, Randolph Health Improvement Partnership (RHIP)
Statue Of Liberty Hits Streets Of Liberty and the Randolph/Asheboro YM CA, is providing a new program for ado-
lescent boys and girls called Be RHEAL, or “Ready for Healthy Eating
It is hard to believe that it been a year ago since Liberty Tax of Liberty has opened up in
our great town. Every where you turned last year you saw Lady Libertys. You would and Active Lifestyles”. The program divides boys and girls in an effort to
think this is just for the grand opening year. focus on each gender’s unique challenges to a healthy lifestyle. On Sep-
However , I was wrong. Once again they are tember 21st, the Be RHEAL program for boys ages 10-14 will begin and
hitting the pavement and stores. Pictured below on the 23rd for girls aged 10- 14. The program focuses on healthy eating
you will see Vicki from Liberty Tax outside of
the store on Wednesday (9/2) when they were and positive self-esteem while implementing a variety of fun, interactive
promoting tax school with FREE iced coffee. fitness programs to teach the importance of regular physical activity.
They had several people sign up. Pictured be- Those wishing to participate must be willing to commit to the full 6-week
side is Vicki with Ms. Coble and her daughter, program. The boys program will be held between September 21st and Oc-
Kim Kimery at Liberty School. Liberty Tax
was giving away free iced coffees and promot- tober 26th on M ondays from 6:30 – 7:45pm. The girls program will be
ing tax school. The iced coffees were a hit - the held between September 23rd and October 28th on Wednesdays from 6:30
brew was from the coffee shop , Liberty Emporium, owned and operated by Brenda – 7:45pm. All classes will be
Baker downtown Liberty We topped the ice coffee with whip cream and drizzled held at the Asheboro/Randolph
chocolate syrup. Almost no one could resist. If you would like to learn to do your taxes
or even better learn how to takes for a side income, you need to give them a call. This is YM CA Teen Center, 343 NC
another way local business can help each other. Be on the lookout for Lady Liberty. Highway 42 N in Asheboro.
Space is limited and regis-
tration is required by
Wednesday, September
16th to attend. For more
information or to register
for the Be RHEAL pro-
gram, please call Janet
Hughes at 633-7711

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Downtown Liberty, NC 27298
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336-622-1774 or Visit our website at:
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Taking Care of Our Neighbors M
The Liberty Association of Churches has existed for fifteen years for the purpose of assisting C
citizens of our community during times of economic hardship. Local churches are the backbone h
of this ministry. Emergency assistance is done through an application process by which those in C
“Locally Operated” need must apply in person and meet s
qualifications for assistance. One way a
219 S Greensboro St, Liberty (In Dollar General Shopping Center) in which clients are assisted is with s
Phone 336-622-2111 food when their home pantry is bare. m
Citizens of our community have re- m
sponded very well and have given so o
Peaches 99 Cents Lb generously so that those in need will w
Cantelope 1.49 Each have food on their tables. Groups such
as the Boy Scouts, Liberty Elementary
Watermelon 3.99 Each School and numerous churches and
Bell Peppers 3 for $1 individuals have donated regularly
Carrots 69 Cents Bunch throughout the year to keep the LAC
pantry stocked. Food Lion collected
Bannanas 39 Cents Lb approximately 30 boxes of food in the
Potato -5lb/$2— 10lb/$3 local store for the pantry. Last year we
Onions 3lb / $1.99 were able to help approximately 863
people in the Liberty area with needed
Apples $1.19 Lb food. The primary source of income for the assistance ministry of the Liberty Association of
1 Gallon Vinegar $2.99 Churches is through its thrift store, the Bargain Shop located at 125 South Greensboro Street.
Now Accepts E.B.T. The Shop is stocked by donations which the community has so generously given. Quality cloth-
Now Accepts Debit Cards ing, shoes, accessories, furniture, and household items are offered at affordable prices. The sales
of these goods support the assistance ministry. The overwhelming generosity of our community
has been a mixed blessing. At this time it has become necessary to limit donations for a short
period of time in order to eliminate a backlog of goods which has become an enormous burden
for Shop personnel as well as a safety issue. Therefore, during the month of September, there
can be no donations of clothing, shoes, toys, and small house wares; we will, however, take large
Car Wash And Bake Sale items such as furniture and bicycles. We will resume accepting all donations except TVs and
electronics October 1. Many donated items are left at the front door when the Shop is closed;
Sept 19—10 to 3 donations must be brought during times someone is there: regular Shop hours: Thursday 9—1,
Friday, 9—5, Saturday, 9—1. Work times for staff: Tuesday evenings 7—9, Wednesday 9:30— h
Sept 20—1 to 6 4:00. Unfortunately, some people have felt that items on the outside of the Shop are free for the
taking; this is not so. If things are taken from S
Ramseur Quick Lube the property when we are closed, it shall be C
considered theft. We are happy to accept all G
Come And Help Support m
donations of goods that are in good usable con-
Eastern Randolph HS FFA!!! dition. We cannot accept broken or torn items. h
All proceeds go to the ERHS FFA officer team We must view and accept any large items that fa
are to be donated; however, many donations 7
have been left after our regular hours which are
unusable to us. Therefore, items may no
longer be dropped off when the Shop is not

Melinda’s Café staffed. When unusable items are left on our

premises we are burdened with the task of dis-
carding these things. This has created an ex-
pense to us, The Liberty Association of
Breakfast Special: 766 S Greensboro St– Liberty Churches, as well as the Town of Liberty, for
1 Egg (Old Liberty Drive In) Eve r having to discard such items. Beginning immediately, we will be forced to abide by the Town of
2 Pc Bacon 0r
yday Liberty’s ordinance on littering and dumping: 91.03 (A) “No person may place, discard, throw,
Baco drop or deposit, or cause to be placed, discarded, thrown, dropped or deposited any solid wastes
Sausage Link NOW: n Or on: (2) Any property not owned by him or her without the consent of the owner, occupant or les-
1 Pc Toast / Biscuit Second Location S aus see thereof. (B) Note: G.S. 14-399 makes the acts prohibited in this section a misdemeanor, pun-
ishable by a fine of not more that $200. Therefore, this section may be enforced by the town only
Hashbrown In Graham Bi s cu through civil penalties or injunctive relief.”
336- Volunteers give so generously of their time to
staff the assistance office and the thrift store
622-8272 allowing this vital ministry to continue. A great
big Thank You goes out to this community for
its most generous support over the years. We
are even more grateful when we receive clean
things in good condition and ready for sale in
our Shop. Cash donations to the assistance
ministry are also welcome. Bargain shoppers
are able to find many useful goods—from wed-
We Now Have
Home Cooking ding gowns to bicycles to books—to fill needs
Karaoke On in their homes. Come on out and shop with
Tuesday And us—you’ll like your bargains.
Thursday 5pm
Reserve The Building For to 8pm Lunch Story By Sandra Martin
Parties and Etc. Specials—
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Man With Many Local Ties Turns 99 RHEEM AIR SYSTEM
C.A. Redmon turned 99 on September 15, 2009, and celebrated on the following Saturday at
his home, surrounded by family and friends. Mr. Redmon was born in 1910 in Stokes
County, and grew up there and in Pleasant Garden. He was a graduate of N.C. State Univer- HEATING AND AIR
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mon, lived beside Nathanel Greene School on SR 62 for
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merfield. Mr. Redmon is still active on the family farm, though
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Amy Faulkner: MS has been a stepping BB&T Tour to Tanglewood
stone to something truly inspiring Bike MS is one of the National
MS Society’s three main charity
Amy Faulkner was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in events in addition to Walk MS and
the spring of 2003 at age 53. Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredict- the MS Challenge Walk. Raising
able, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that over $1.12 million in 2008, this
interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and event is the Chapter’s largest fund-
stops people from moving. Faulkners’ symptoms at that time were raiser. Last year 1,700 cyclists
numbness of the right side of her face, extreme fatigue, difficulty participated in the event, both be-
concentrating on more than one thing at a time, and difficulty ginners and experienced riders.
walking on “rubbery” legs. This was not the first sightings of these The Chapter hopes to increase participation to 2,000 and
symptoms. By this point, she had already gone through several donations this year to $1.2 million.
episodes of different minor symptoms over the years. Faulkner The ride is 2 days and 90 miles with shorter and century
strongly believes that if one feels as though something is not work- routes available. The first leg takes place from Volvo
ing properly within your body, there’s a good chance you are cor- Trucks in Greensboro to Tanglewood Park in Clemmons.
rect because no one knows your body better than you. It is essen- The next day, cyclists ride back to cross the finish line in
tial to your quality and Greensboro. General registration for the Tour to Tangle-
quantity of life to some- wood is $40 with a suggested individual fundraising goal
times push doctors for an- of $200. All money raised during this event will be used
swers to questions that are by the Central North Carolina Chapter of the MS Society
possibly being dodged. to help support families with MS and fund research to
Faulkner states, “Had my create a world free of MS. For more information on the
face not gone numb for ride, call (336) 299-4136 or visit the website and register
several months, I would online at
never have pushed my doc-
Quick Facts:
tors to find out the cause. I
was seen by my family care • Sponsoring Bicycle Shops will host supported train-
doctor, an E.N.T., a dentist, ing rides especially for Bike MS: BB&T Tour to Tangle-
a chiropractor and finally a wood participants or anyone who is interested in Bike MS
neurosurgeon.” After seeing a radiologist who stated that her MRI to be held September 26 and 27.
came back normal, Amy Faulkner’s neurologists confirmed her
suspicions that she did indeed have Multiple Sclerosis. • BB&T MS: Tour to Tanglewood is a 2-day-90 mile
After her diagnosis, Faulkner attempted to keep working bike-riding event to raise money for the National Multiple
Sclerosis Society with multiple route options including a
as a Child Support Agent, a career she had been working on for
over 20 years. Time went on and it became apparent to her that century route.
working was no longer a realistic possibility. On a positive note, • Last year, the event raised more than $1.12 million. William Prather VFW Post 8721—August Mtg
Faulkner was fortunate enough to be able to retire without losing
her free health insurance and was granted disability by the Social The event is open to everyone from beginners to experi- VFW Post 8721 met on 11 August 2009 with a meal at
Security Administration. She states, “ I decided that I would not enced riders. 6 P.M. and meeting at 7p.m. The meal was prepared by
retire from life, only from the stress of the job. After a few months Nancy Coble and items for the meal were donated by
of rest and proper medication, I was able to begin some volunteer members. A meal of meatloaf, green beans, squash,
About Multiple Sclerosis corn, and biscuits with cake and Homemade Ice Cream
work on a sporadic basis.” This illumination, her ability to give Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information for dessert. The meeting was opened by Commander
back with the support and strength of her family and the MS Soci-
from the brain to the body and stops people from mov- McMasters , after opening prayer and saluting the col-
ety, in her darkness became a blessing in Faulkner’s life as well as ing. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly ors. A thank you for the meal was extended to all that
light at the end of the tunnel. diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling prepared the meal. We had an update on Kristen Stutts
Since being diagnosed 6 years ago, Faulkner’s outlook disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range who is in the hospital. The 10th District meeting in
has remained extremely positive in the way that this disease is a from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. Greensboro on 08 August 2009 was discussed. The
different pathway of life, possibly a stepping stone to something The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in District Commander Buzz talked about several VFW
truly inspiring. Her belief is that everyone in life has problems and any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in programs, Teacher of the year, Voice of Democracy and
Multiple Sclerosis just so happens to be one of hers. Faulkner says, research and treatment are moving us closer to a world others. The Jr. Vice Commander has five candidates
“I get up each day looking forward to that day. I may have to do free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed be- running for that job next year. Good Luck to all. The
things a little differently than most or arrange my day around time tween the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as 79th Department Convention in June at the North Ra-
for rest, but I still consider myself blessed to be alive and as leigh Hilton was discussed: golf tournament, scouts,
healthy as I am.” Motivation and insight are truly what makes and other programs and activities. The Joint Command-
Amy Faulkner an inimitable resource for the Central North Caro- ers and President’s Home Coming is in Swansboro,
lina Chapter of the National MS Society and society as a whole. N.C. on 16/17 October 2009. The event will have a
Banquet and Dance on Saturday and Day trips to the
There are many ways to get involved with the Central Beaufort Waterfront that weekend. A letter from
NC Chapter of the MS Society. One of the immediate ways to help WELCOME HOME VETERANS was read by Com-
create a world free of MS is by registering for Bike MS: BB&T mander McMasters inviting all veterans to Mooresville
Tour to Tanglewood. The 24th Annual Bike MS: BB&T Tour to for co ffee. Richard’s Coffee Shop & Military Museum
Tanglewood is a 2-day cycling event that raises funds to support is “The Most Patriotic Coffee Shop In America.” It is
people living with multiple sclerosis in Central North Carolina and open Monday through Saturday at 128 S. Main Street.
throughout the United States. Money raised through this event many women as men being diagnosed with the disease.
On Thursday the 50 to 100 Vets gather for the coffee.
funds MS research, programs, services, and advocacy. This year, MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and The 110th National Convention Veterans of Foreign
over 2000 cyclists and volunteers will participate in the event 2.5 million worldwide. Wars of the United States will meet in Phoenix, Arizona
and raising $1.2 million to create a world free of MS. from the 15th of August until 20th, 2009. There will be
Bike MS cyclists enjoy two full days of riding through the Pied- all kinds of amendments and resolutions considered at
mont Triad of North Carolina. At the conclusion of each day's ride, this National convention. With no further business the
cyclists are greeted by cheerful volunteers, a delicious hot meal, meeting was adjourned in due form.
ice cold beverages, and live entertainment. The local chapter offers Vicki Marie Lemmon Respectively submitted, Cary McMasters
many programs and services for people living with MS including Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant
self-help groups, education programs, equipment loan and finan-
cial assistance. To register for Bike MS or to find out more about