S E R V I N G T H E L I B E R T Y, S T A L E Y, J U L I A N , C L I M A X A N D S N O W C A M P A R E A

Traffic Jams In Liberty
Yes, that is what I said. So how can a little town with only
three stop lights have traffic jams? Well bring together an
Award Winning Antique
Festival, an Annual
Chamber Antique Car/
Tractor/ Bike Show, an
Alpaca Day, Hurricane
Jane's Customer Appre-
ciation Day, Annual Lib-
erty Ruritan Fried
Chicken and BBQ Sale,
and yard sales on every corner
of town, and I know I missed
something, that is how you
have a traffic jam. I spoke to a
beautiful southern lady in
town that had a yard sale that
Saturday and she lives near
one of the stoplights. She ex-
plained to me she had never
seen so much traffic all day
long. She explained it was
wonderful to see all the ex-
citement in town. Now I know all this was the truth, for not only is this lady
a true southern lady, she bleeds Carolina Blue, so to be a true Tarheel fan, no
lies comes out. Well now with all the funning around, it lets talk about this
great weekend. The last weekend in April and September is putting Liberty
on the maps. It is
great to see the
community open up
and great all the
people from out of
our area. The An-
tique Festival had a
great turnout of not
only vendors but
also visitors. As
people made their
ways back to their vehicles they dragged all their loot of
the day with them. Then the restaurants was a buzz of all the hunger pains
and their appetites were filled. Then after their stomach was filled with great
local foods, it was time to venture to the Car/Tractor show. It was amazing to
see the turn of unique vintage vehicles. This year Cold Stone Creamery was on
hand with their ice cream. Mmmmmm, it hit the spot. The one unique thing I
saw this year in several location was the
American Flag flapping proudly in the
warm autumn winds. Numerous cars
and tractors in the Show had them dis-
played, but numerous homes that had
yards sales going on had them posted. I
even saw a few vendors with the Flag
posted. Well, sometimes pictures are
worth more than words.
Biker For Boobs
Breast Cancer Event
Page 5
The Liberty Leader
Free Community Paper By The Community And For The Community
RTC Helps Schools
RTC Give Classroom
Bags Out....
Page 11
Rockin F Farm
Harvest Days kick off
fall in the area
Page 15
Colored Canvas
New Art Program Hits
Page 19
Free Monthly Newspaper OCTOBER 2010 Volume 6 * Issue 10
Teen Night
Hurricane Jane’s
Sunday Night Teen
Page 21
Chamber Luncheon
Chamber luncheon,
great food, fellowship
and facts
Page 21
New Poem Writer
Meet Mexana
Oxedine...New Poem
Page 12
Happy moments, PRAISE GOD. Difficult moments,
SEEK GOD. Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD.
Painful moments, TRUST GOD.
Every moment, THANK GOD

"Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Garvey of Essex, NY are
pleased to announce the marriage of their
daughter, Lindsay Erin Garvey, to Justin Samuel,
son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Gaines, on July 10,
2010 at Revolution Mill Studios in Greensboro,
NC.  The couple have a home in Liberty, NC." 
The “Wednesday Work Crew” reported for work at the
third Liberty Habitat Home #3 on our regular 2nd and 4th
Wednesdays in September. Two workers from Liberty, one
from Randleman, one from Franklinville, one from Sea-
grove and two Habitat Supervisors worked both Wednes-
days. ork centered around installing soffit and hardie board
on the rear of the dwelling, installing the crawl space door,
and finishing overhangs and painting on the utility build-
ing. A Liberty couple who attends First United Methodist
donated funds to provide lunches both days at Hurricane
Jane’s in downtown Liberty. On Tuesday, September 14, about ten members from Habitat
Randolph journeyed to Liberty and hosted a whopper breakfast catered by Sammy’s
Catering of Staley held at Hurricane Jane’s in Liberty (talk about cooperation between
competitors!) for around 25 members of the Liberty business community to familiarize
them on the impact on the lives of those touched by Habitat and educate others on the
requirements for owning a home built by Habitat. Additionally, a plea was made for
funding and laborers to finish the third home in Liberty. If you or your company can
provide some level of funding (no amount is too small) or labor (no level of expertise is
necessary), call Executive Director Wanda Pegg at 625-1429 or Rodney Overcash (Con-
struction Coordinator) at 336-953-2929. On the “Volunteer Front”, Lauren Osborne, ERHS
Career Development Coordinator, and new Vo-Tec Teacher Jason Overman will canvass
the clubs at Eastern to determine if there is a role some of their students can play in pro-
viding some labor on some of the future Saturdays during October, November and De-
cember. For Habitat, Tom, Meacham
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and residential customers, and they would love to help you out
in any way possible, let PBLC make your yard look its best.
Give them a call me if you are interested.
Plan of Salvation
Because of our sin, we are separated from God. "For all have sinned and fall short of the
glory of God."  Romans 3:23
The penalty for our sin is death. "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is
eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord."  Romans 6:23
The penalty for our sin was paid by Jesus Christ! "But God demonstrates His own love
toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8
If we repent of our sin, then confess and trust Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we
will be saved from our sins!
"For whosever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."  Romans 10:13
"...if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has
raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes unto
righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."  Romans 10:9-10
Can you be sure that if you ask Christ to save you, He will?
"Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God... These things I
have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God; that you
may know that you have eternal life." 1 John 5:1,13
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Digging Into The Word
AUTHOR’S NOTE: Recently a
church member sent me an arti-
cle on the young four year old
girl who was tortured and mur-
dered by her mother’s boy-
friend in Smithfield, NC. The
church member wanted answers from God’s Word on
how to deal with this horrific event… this is how I re-
sponded to her.
“The only way to understand this horrible situation is to
seek to understand SIN. Not each person's individual
sin, but Sin as a whole that infects the human race. Ro-
mans 5:12 says: "When Adam sinned, SIN entered the
world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to
everyone, for everyone sinned".
When we think of sin, we generally think of our sin:
lying, stealing, cheating and sex outside of marriage.
Those things are sin... but the Sin we have to consider
today is Sin in general. That kind of evil has been
passed down from parent to child since Adam & Eve.
That sin affects the whole world as we know it. Romans
8:20-21 says: "Against its will, all creation was subjected
to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks
forward to the day when it will join God’s children in
glorious freedom from death and decay." Not what is
the result of sin? Romans 6:23 says: "For the wages of sin
is death". Wherever sin is allowed freedom, death is the
natural result. What we saw in this horrific event was
Sin having its natural result in this little girl's life.
You maybe thinking: "What about the guy that did this?
Does he have no responsibility?" YES! The Bible clearly
teaches that each of us has a choice. Romans 6:16 says:
"You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you
can choose to obey God, which leads to (good) living". If
what has been said is true, this man chose to be a slave
to sin which led to this little girl's death. 
What does the Bible say should be done to him? Again,
if this man is proven guilty, then Romans 13:2 says: "So
anyone who rebels against (the government) is rebelling
against what God has instituted, and they will be pun-
ished". What punishment does he deserve? Justice de-
mands death in this situation and God has always given
the government the right to take someone's life in the
name of justice. Romans 13:4 says: "The government has
the right to carry out the death sentence. It is God’s ser-
vant, an avenger to execute God’s anger on anyone who
does what is wrong". (GWT) What about forgiveness?
This man can receive forgiveness if he asks God for it...
this is not the unpardonable sin. However, forgiveness
of sin doesn't mean freedom from consequences--he
should still die.
What about the little girl? This is where you have to
really see things through God's eyes. Every indication is
that this girl stayed in a living hell. If the charges of sex-
ual molestation & physical beatings are true, then she
was a tormented soul indeed. Now, what is the most
loving thing God could do for her? Well, based on Scrip-
ture the most loving thing He could do for her was
take her to Heaven through death. Heaven is a place so
awesome that a tortured man once said: "Our suffering
is light and temporary and is producing for us an eter-
nal glory that is greater than anything we can imagine".
2 Corinthians 4:17 (GWT) He's saying that even the
worst four years here on Earth for that little girl would
seem like nothing once she experienced Heaven for a
moment. You see for the Christian and children under
the age of accountability (which this girl most certainly
was), death is a blessing--not a curse. Death is a door
that leads to eternal blessings, happiness and safety.
Death is the greatest gift God could give this little girl.
God showed His love for her
by taking her to Heaven.
Even with all this amazing truth
from God's word, this is still a hor-
rible event. My heart breaks for this
child and is full of righteous anger
at this man. BUT, seeing things
through God's truth is always bet-
ter. We can take heart that our good
& loving God was in control of this
event and is in control of our lives

By Pastor Randy Hand
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JOHN 3:16 For GOD so loved the world that HE
gave HIS only begotten son, that whoever believes in
HIM should not perish but have everlasting life.
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Town of Liberty
Small Town Main
Street Committee
Date: September 14, 2010 , Present for the Executive
Committee meeting from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.:
Town Manager, Roger Davis, Billy Hardin, STMS
Chair, JB Griffin, ER Chair, Carol Wall & Kevin
Bowman, Promotions Chair, Phillip Wright, Design
Chair and STMS staff, Sherry Adams and Lew Hol-
•Updates and reports were given at the Executive
Committee from the chairs of each committee -
(Updates are below in STMS updates).
•The executive committee took action and ap-
proved the following as the STMS Liberty Mission
Statement: The mission of the Liberty Small Town
Main Street program is to lead the development of
downtown Liberty following the four-point ap-
proach to downtown revitalization which is: or-
ganization, design, economic restructuring and
promotion in order to achieve our vision.
•Sherry Adams briefly discussed with the commit-
tee a plan of action for sustaining the organization
after June 30, 2011.
Present for the Full-STMS Liberty Meeting 6 – 7:15:
Carolyn Vickery, Phillip Wright, Rhonda Murray,
Carol Wall, Kevin Bowman, Miles Hopson, Tonya
Shoffner, Fay Morgan, JB Griffith, Billy Hardin,
Terry Caviness, Tyson Nixon, Mayor Jackson,
Mayor Jim Parker, Roger Davis, Sherry Adams and
Lew Holloway.
Call to Order for Full – STMS meeting by Chairman
Billy Hardin. Sherry Adams welcomed everyone
back after the summary and congratulated them on
some very visible projects that have started such as
the corner lot park project and planters. She also
thanked and recognized council members present,
Terry Caviness and Tyson Nixon and Mayor Jim
Parker for being a part of the council to approve
$10,000 in the town budget to go toward downtown
façade incentive and capital improvement grants as
well as an additional $8,000 to spend on downtown
specific projects.
work began on the corner project over the sum-
mer by removing the vault, adding a gazebo, tables
with umbrellas and chairs
planters were obtained for the downtown area
and Mr. Davis reported that Trees Asheboro may
volunteer to donate and plant trees/plantings
within these containers
STMS Design committee will continue to encour-
age people who could use façade improvements to
take advantage of the Façade Incentive Grant (FIG)
oEconomic Restructuring:
Mr. Davis reported that the Nature Library
opened this summer and that Our State magazine is
doing an article on it for the November issue
There is renewed interested in people looking to
open a business downtown
Carol Wall reported that the summer music
events in the park (and even those that had to be
moved indoors were successful
Carol Wall and Kevin Bowman have recruited
new members to their committee – Miles Hopson
who will be assisting with the downtown website
development; Fay Morgan & Tonya Shoffner
They are continuing to work on programming
some entertainment downtown on a consistent
basis along with shops staying open
2.Action Item: Sherry Adams asked for a motion to
approve the change of the monthly meeting date to
the 3rd Tuesday of the month with the exception of
September, December and June. The reasoning is
that the STMS program accepted Troy into the pro-
gram for 2010-2011 and since Liberty, Troy and
Waxhaw were all within 70-80 of each other and the
furtherest towns east that Adams and Lew Hollo-
way travel to it made logistical sense for the STMS
staff to travel to Liberty the same week as the Wax-
haw week incorporating Troy into the week which
is the 3rd week of the month. STM staff will travel
to Troy immediately following their Liberty meet-
ing and stay overnight. This is at no extra expense
to the Town of Liberty or Waxhaw.
Kevin Bowman made a motion to approve the
change of meeting date from the second Tuesday of
the month to the third with the exception of Sept.,
Dec. and June. Carolyn Vickery seconded and all in
favor voted yea. The motion passed unanimously.
3.Committees met and the following are highlights
from the individual committees:
a.Economic Restructuring agreed that it would be
helpful to consider having an architect who could
work with property owners when they need to talk
with the county building inspector when the prop-
erty owner is consider rehabilitating their build-
ings. Sherry Adams has agreed to compile a list of
architects to send to Mr. Davis. Committee agreed
this would be a good use of resources and needed.
4.Adjournment at 6:45 p.m.
The next meeting is scheduled for October 19, 2010
from 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. at Town Hall.
Prepared by Sherry Adams, NC Small Town Main
Street Coordinator, Western Region
Hey have you heard....
October is Customer
Appreciation Month At
Randy’s Produce.
Yeh, not only great service
but free gifts this month.
Wi th a purchase of $20 or
more you get ei ther
a free 2 Li ter Drink or free
Spread The Word!!!
Mountain Cabbage, Fresh Pintos, Sweet Potatoes,
Seasoning Meet, Hoop Cheese
Mmmmm, does that get you in the mood for fall
weather or trip to a road side mountain
produce stand? Well , it
does to me. At least I do
not have to travel several
hours to get these great
finds. Actually it is right here
in my back yard. Randy's
Produce is located on S
Greensboro St in Liberty (in
the Dollar General Shopping
Center). Little people know this
little tid bit of information, did
you know most of all their items
come from local producers. For
example ,their meats such as
country ham, side meat, fat back
and even their home made butter
comes from a local producer just down the road in Mocksville, NC. That would be W.
G. White. Even their homemade sausage comes from a company in Concord. Why
not stop in and check them out. As a thank you to their loyal customers in the month
of October, they are giving away free items with a $20 purchase. By Kevin Bowman
Shop Locally - Support Our Local Merchants
Bikers for Boobs
Cancer Ride
25th at Cox’s
Harley David-
son in Ashe-
boro there was
an event like
no other that I
had the pleas-
ure of attend-
ing and pho-
Fay Morgan,
Joy Hicks and
Robbie Cox
held the 1st annual Bikers for
Boobs Cancer Ride.
To hear Fay
this event for
months I thought I knew what to
expect. Needless to say as the day
unfolded I had no other word to
say but “WOW.” To see bike after
bike roll into the parking lot from
before 8 AM until after 3 PM was
impressive to say the least. There were well
over 600 bikes there by the end of the day.
During the day I photographed men and
women wearing pink shirts, men with pink
beards, vendors, hard working people setting
up, volunteers, kids jumping in bounce
house, Rhythm Masters Cloggers, Troupe
Bellysima belly dancers, Harley Davidson
Pink Line fashion shows, 50/50 tickets, silent
auction, survivors posing by the pink Cadil-
lac convertible, and a custom Harley David-
son bike that was being given away and
survivors signing and
posing by Kayla the Fire
Truck. That’s just the
short list for the day.
There was also a concert
provided by Wolf 93.1
staring Sunny Sweeney
and her band. There
were so many
incredible things
that happened
through out the
day it’s hard to pick a favorite. I
will say that to have a dream,
dreamt up by two ladies is one
thing, but to see how successful
the day was, how emotional, and
to see that so many people can
come together for a cause, an
important cause, the reality of
the dream was breath
ing. The support that
they received to carry
this event to the end has
to be impressive even if
you did not have the
chance to attend.

you are
a rider
or not
was for
one and
was to
munity together to
raise money for an important
cause. Proceeds are going to “The
Randolph Cancer Center Patient
Assistance/Mammogram Fund”. This
will go to fund mammograms for
women who cannot afford them at
Randolph Hospital. Fay and Joy are
both survivors of cancer and to have the
pleasure of meeting Fay and being able
to capture the day for her was an honor.
Fay is one of the most incredible, strong
willed and positive people I have had the
pleasure to meet. I was honored to have
been a part of this event and can’t wait till
next year to do it all over again on September
24th 2011.
Story by Sandy Woosley
Photos Courtesy
of Sandy Woosley
Liberty Public Library
239 South Fayetteville Street
Preschool Storytime Tuesdays at 11 AM
Join Us !
5 Happy Birthday
Winnie the Pooh
12 Itsy Bitsy Spider
19 Pumpkin Time
26 Let’s Pretend
* Wear your favorite costume
Woosley Photography
Located In Historic
Downtown Liberty
128 W Swannanoa Ave
Phone 252-717-4770
Your Source For Breath Taking
Senior Photos, Sports Events,
Family portraits, Any Event,
Parties and Weddings
We Look Forward Working With you
Woosley Photography
Going Where The Best Shot Is
Local Winner Of The Bike...Sherry Yow
Pictured Above, Robbie, Jane, Joy, Fay and Winners Sherry Yow Thomas with Hubby, John
Arri ving
Come See
The Great
Thought you might find
this interesting!
As you walk up the steps to
the building which houses the
U.S. Supreme Court you can
see near the top of the build-
ing a row of the world's law
givers and each one is facing
one in the middle who is
facing forward with a full frontal view ... It is Moses and he is
holding the Ten Commandments!
As you enter the Supreme
Court courtroom, the two
huge oak doors have the
Ten Commandments en-
graved on each lower por-
tion of each door.
As you sit inside the court-
room, you can see the wall,
right above where the Supreme Court Judges sit, a display of the Ten
There are Bible verses etched in
stone all over the Federal Build-
ings and Monuments in Washing-
ton , D.C.
James Madison, the fourth president,
known as 'The Father of Our Consti-
tution' made the
Following statement:
'We have staked the whole of all
our political Institutions upon
the capacity of mankind for
Self-government, upon the ca-
pacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to
control  ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to The Ten
Commandments of God.'
Every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher,
whose salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1777.
Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution were mem-
bers of the established Orthodox churches in the colonies..
Thomas Jefferson worried that the Courts
would overstep their authority and instead
of Interpreting the law would begin making
law an oligarchy the rule of few over many.
How then, have we gotten to the point that
everything we
have done for 220
years in this
Country is now
suddenly wrong and Unconstitu-
tional?Lets put it around the world
and let the world see and remem-
ber what this great country was
Built on The Holy Bible and belief
in GOD!
Third Thursday
Block Party
Well, this months FREE Corner Block Party
has me all excited. This month we have on
tap two local groups. The Royal Har-
monizer (Remember They Are Celebrating
50 Years Of Serving The Area In Music)
and The Hopson Family (Which Several
Have Heard at the past few years at the
Christmas Tree Lighting Event.) will be our
two groups performing. So bring your
lawn chairs and kick back on the corner of
S Greensboro St and W Swannanoa Ave at
the new location of corner park under de-
velopment and enjoy a great night of FREE
music. Why not invite your favorite friends
or neighbors to come hang out with you.
We will see you there. Do not miss out on
this free night of fun. While there, you can
try some samplings from local baker,
Peggy Holbrook. We will also have a local
artist showing her jewelry and other items.
Bring a chair, bring a friend, bring a bag
meal, bring yourself....help us build the
Third Thursday Downtown Block Party.
Story By Kevin Bowman
So Who Is The Cake Lady?
Who - Peggy Holbrook (Byrd)
 What – Homemade cakes and pies
 When – Call and place as needed
 Where – Out of her home
 Why – Much better than any store bought or chain
bakery can ever make.  All are from scratch! Detail
-(Cost, contact, etc.) Reasonable cost. For more infor-
mation for you bakery needs call 336-6224739 or leave
a message at 336-622-2004. Delivery upon request for
an additional fee.
Contact Information:
Name- Peggy Holbrook
Address – 3055 Byrd House Road  Staley NC 27355
Phone- 336-622-4739 or
leave message at 336-622-2004 with Debbie
PS---The News-
paper Boy
(Kevin) Really
enjoyed the last
cake...most and
At The Corner Block Downtown Liberty
Thursday October 21st - 7pm to Until
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Tasting Of Local Baker - Peggy Holbrook
Local Jewelry Artist On Display
Come on out to Staley
Fire Department Oct 30
Lillian O'Briant, Virginia Fogleman, Hazel
Poulin, Margel Arrington, Helen Brady  all
dress up in their hats for Hat Day
Jean Henry celebrated
her September
Birthday at the Liberty
Senior Center.
Sarah Cheek, Virginia Fogleman and
Marie Warren celebrated their August
Birthday at the Liberty Senior Center.
Liberty Senior Center
Center of Excellence
Liberty Senior Center
Center of Excellence
128 S Fayetteville Street
Liberty, NC 27298
For Lunch/Activity Reserva-
Call the center
128 S Fayetteville Street
Liberty, NC 27298
For Lunch/Activity Reserva-
Call the center
Calendar of Activities
October, 2010
Apple/State Fair Month
Calendar of Activities
October, 2010
Apple/State Fair Month
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Games Day Exercise Day Music/Craft
Lunch &
Bingo Day Special
9:30 Koffee Klatch
Club/Facts from the
Past w/ Laurel
10:00 Chair Tai Chi
10:30 Fitness Room/
Board Games/
Faith Community
Nurse-BP 11:00
12:00 Scrabble
9:30 Birthday
10:30 Randolph Hos-
pital Home Health –
6:00 pm Hatha Yoga
9:30 Koffee Klatch
Trivia/Stretch & Wig-
gle 9:45
10:00 Fitness Room &
10:30 Chair Yoga
12:00 Table Tennis
1:00 Walking/
Tai Chi 6:00 pm
9:30 Koffee Klatch
Bible Study Club

10:00 Fitness
Room/ Craft Class:
Jewelry Making
Fall Craft w/
Fall Concert Series:
6th Betty Craven
County Music
Alex Roncat
Betty Allred
12:00 Spite & Mal-
1:15 Book Club
9:30 Koffee Klatch
Brain Aerobic w/
Amy 9:30 – 10:30
10:00 Fitness Room
Lunch & Learn:
7th Program w/
Universal Health
14th Senior Career
Day/J. Tillman NC

Senior Nutri-
tion: Nut Day
12:15 Line Dancing
1:15 Chat & Cro-
9:30 Koffee Klatch
Club/Word Games
9:45 What is Jeop-
10:00 Fitness
Room/ Chair Aero-
10:30 Bingo:
Bingo with
Home Health
State Fair
12:00 Canasta
12:15 Walking Club
Flu Clinic: Friday,
October 8, 1:00 –
3:00 pm
3 - 9 Fire Preven-
tion Week
Guardian Angels
Jewelry Making
Class 10:00 am
Senior Career
Day/J. Tillman
15-21st Gourmet
Coffee Week
Fall Craft
– 22
Fair Week
State Fair Trip
23rd Health Fair
United Meth-
odist Church

Drop In Activities:
Exercise room, card
& board games,
table tennis, books,
and video library
Visit from Jesus
Ruth went to her mail box and there was only one letter.
She picked it up and ;ooked at it before opening, but then
she looked at the envelope again. There was no stamp,
no postmark, only her name and address. She read the
letter: Dear Ruth: I`m going to be in your neighborhood
Saturday afternoon and I'd like to stop by for a visit.
Love Always, Jesus.
Her hands were shak-
ing as she placed the
letter on the table.
'Why would the Lord
want to visit me? I'm
nobody special. I don't
have anything to offer.'
With that thought,
Ruth remembered her
empty kitchen cabi-
nets. 'Oh my goodness,
I really don't have any-
thing to offer. I'll have
to run down to the
store and buy some-
thing for dinner.' She
reached for her purse
and counted out its
contents. Five dollars
and forty cents. Well, I
can get some bread
and cold cuts, at least.'
She threw on her coat and hurried out the door. A loaf of
French bread, a half-pound of sliced turkey, and a carton
of milk....leaving Ruth with grand total twelve cents to
last her until Monday.. Nonetheless, she felt good as she
headed home, her meager offerings tucked under her
arm.. 'Hey lady, can you help us, lady?' Ruth had been so
absorbed in her dinner plans, she hadn't even noticed
two figures huddled in the alleyway. A man and a
woman, both of them dressed in little more than rags.
'Look lady, I ain't got a job, you know, and my wife and I
have been living out here on the street, and, well, now it's
getting cold and we're getting kinda Hungry and, well, if
you could help us. Lady, we'd really appreciate it.' Ruth
looked at them both. They were dirty, they smelled bad
and frankly, she was certain that they could get some
kind of work if they really wanted to. 'Sir, I'd like to help
you, but I'm a poor woman myself. All I have is a few
cold cuts and some bread, and I'm having an important
guest for dinner tonight and I was planning on serving
that to Him.' 'Yeah, well, okay lady, I understand.
Thanks anyway.' The man put his arm around the
woman's Shoulders, turned and headed back into the
alley. As she watched them leave, Ruth felt a familiar
twinge in her heart. 'Sir, wait!' The couple stopped and
turned as she ran down the alley after them. 'Look, why
don't you take this food. I'll figure out something else to
serve my guest.' She handed the man her grocery bag.
'Thank you lady. Thank you very much!' 'Yes, thank you!'
It was the man's wife, and Ruth could see now that she
was shivering 'You know, I've got another coat at home.
Here, why don't you take this one.' Ruth unbuttoned
her jacket and slipped it over the woman's shoulders.
Then smiling, she turned and walked back to the
street...without her coat and with nothing to serve her
guest. 'Thank you lady! Thank you very much!' Ruth was
chilled by the time she reached her front Door, and wor-
ried too. The Lord Was coming to visit and she didn't
have anything to offer Him. She fumbled through her
purse for the door key. But as she did, she noticed an-
other envelope in her mailbox. 'That's odd.. The mail-
man doesn't usually come twice in one day.' Dear Ruth: It
was so good to see you again. Thank you for the lovely
meal. And thank you, too, for the beautiful coat. Love
Always, Jesus The air was still cold, but even without her
coat, Ruth no longer noticed.
Liberty Senior Center October Calendar
Have You Volunteered
Visit Debbie’s For
All Your Needs
Randolph County Senior
Adults Association
Merry Christmas Breakfast
 The Randolph County
Senior Adults Associa-
tion is looking for
sponsors to help the
Association host the
Merry Christmas
Breakfast.  The break-
fast is for senior 60
years and older and
will he held at the
Eastside Baptist
Church, Asheboro.  A
great way to advertise
your business, church
or organization by sponsoring a table.  Sponsors will be re-
sponsible for hosting a table of 6 seniors at $5.00 per person for
a total of $30 plus a table centerpiece as a door prize. Please
make your check out to RCSAA.  Mailing address: PO Box 336
Liberty, NC 27298. Liberty Senior Center
Kaffy Kivett, Director, Phone 622-5844
Mon to Fri
7:30 am to 6pm
7:30am to Noon
Closed Sunday
Star Barn Quilt
was unveiled on
Tuesday and now
adorns the front of
Providence Grove
High School’s
renovated barn.
Drive by and check
it out.
 QuitSmart Classes
As a Tobacco-Free facility, Randolph Hospital is pleased to
once again bring QuitSmart, the Smoking Cessation Pro-
gram, to area residents who wish to gain freedom from the
three chains that bind you to cigarettes and tobacco-
products: physical addiction, habit and emotional depend-
ence. This three part series will be held on Tuesday, October
5, 19 & 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Randolph Hospital.  The classes
will be held in the conference room of the Home Health
Building located at 341 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro (across
from the main hospital campus). During the classes, par-
ticipants will learn several proven techniques to ease off
nicotine, as well as decide if they need medication and ulti-
mately break the habit of smoking. QuitSmart is a proven
series and the success rate for this program is twice that of
other methods.  Why is QuitSmart so successful? Most
smokers try to quit cold turkey using willpower alone to
stop. To overcome physical withdrawal symptoms, the
QuitSmart System has smokers quit "warm chicken." Nico-
tine addiction is reduced gradually by switching each week
to cigarettes at 40 to 50 percent less nicotine. After two
weeks, with much of the nicotine out of the body, the
smoker will be able to quit much easier.  To overcome psy-
chological dependence on cigarettes, QuitSmart teaches
positive thinking (similar to reinforcement strategies used
by successful athletes), decision-firming techniques and
hypnosis. The classes are free and funded through a grant
from the Randolph Hospital Community Health Founda-
tion. For more information or to register, please call (336)
Summit Oct. 16
Randolph Community College will host the
Randolph Entrepreneurial Summit on Satur-
day, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the
Asheboro Campus."Interested individuals
should attend and discover the programs and
opportunities available at Randolph Commu-
nity College to unleash the entrepreneur that
lives inside of you," said Lonnie Hamm, direc-
tor of RCC's Small Business Center, which is
sponsoring this unique networking opportu-
nity. The event will feature a ribbon cutting
for GATE entrepreneurs. Growing America
Through Entrepreneurship (GATE) is a dem-
onstration program funded by the U.S. De-
partment of Labor that helps rural dislocated
(laid-off) workers approach self-employment
as an alternative career path to finding a job.
The Summit will also include a small business
panel for questions and advice, a NCLeap
presentation on legal services, and opportuni-
ties to meet bankers and to network with
other business owners. Attendees will be able
to meet with representatives from the North
Carolina REAL (North Carolina Rural Entre-
preneurship through Action Learning) Insti-
tute, the North Carolina Rural Center, and
SCORE. SCORE, Counselors to America’s
Small Business, is a nonprofit association
dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and
helping small business start, grow and suc-
ceed nationwide. Any small business owner
can register to set up a table at this free event.
For more information, contact Lonnie Hamm
at 336-633-0240 or Marty Brown, RCC GATE
counselor, 336-633-0306.
Putting All The Pieces Together
Local Economy...
Things Are Looking Up
The Randolph County Economic Development Corporation sees
many positive signs in the local and regional economy. Despite gloomy
messages from national economists, we see encouraging news
across Randolph County. A substantial majority of local
companies report increased demand for products and serv-
ices with growth forecast through 2011. Local manufactur-
ers are hiring again after two years of downsizing and their
existing employees are working more hours. Companies
that include Timken, Energizer, Sapona, Teleflex Medical
and Technimark are hiring, investing in training, and
poised for additional growth. Companies are building new
capacity through investment in machinery and equipment
and in some cases building expansions. Business recruit-
ment activity has increased with active projects in Arch-
dale, Liberty, and Seagrove. We are submitting buildings
and sites across Randolph County for projects in food re-
processing, apparel, plastics, automotive, and consumer
goods. Availability of buildings and sites remains a key
driver for fast moving projects. The EDC is working
with local governments to support these projects by
seeking grants for public water and sewer as well as building reuse grants for
vacant buildings. All grant projects are linked to new job creation and capital
investment. Grants are funding public infrastructure and laying a foundation
for future growth through expanded access to water and sewer. And growth
is not limited to the industrial sector. We are working with projects ranging
from a grocery store to medical services to specialized housing. Beneficiaries
of all these projects will include the hard hit construction industry with new
industrial facilities planned in Asheboro and Randleman and building reno-
vations and expansions under consideration in Asheboro, Ramseur and Trin-
ity. Major capital projects underway will impact our county and region for decades
to come. Construction of Interstate74 will be complete by the end of 2012, wa-
ter from the Randleman Reservoir will begin flowing in the next few weeks,
and new water lines on US 64 will extend water to a fast growing area of the
county. You can’t drive along our major highway corridors without seeing
construction activity. Major transportation and utility arteries are pipelines
for growth and a competitive advantage for our community. Some problem
areas remain…the ability to borrow capital is constrained, cash flow for some
small businesses is very tight, and some companies face challenges in hiring
skilled workforce. Local and state government revenues will remain flat or
contract over the next couple of years. There are numerous efforts to over-
come these issues. Check out this newsletter or visit www.blnc.gov. We
learned this week that the recession officially ended in the summer of 2009.
Across Randolph County, we see daily evidence of economic growth and
positive energy. Challenges remain but the future outlook is getting brighter
by the day!!!
• HERE IT IS! 2360 NC HWY. 62 E., Julian. 10
acres with spring, wooded and open; huge
amount road frontage. Brick ranch home with
almost full drive in basement. Also comes with
a small rental home as well…all for only
• 8583 Hinshaw Shop Rd., Liberty. 2 ½ + acres on
paved road in Pleasant Hill area; two bed, one
bath upgraded cottage….59,900.
• 183 South Fayetteville St.; huge 3 Bed, 1 Bath,
high ceilings, huge windows, in 1920’s condi-
tion. $72,000
• 123 E. Highfill Ave.; 2 or 3 Bed, 1 Bath on town
lot across from elementary school. NEW
• 734 South Fayetteville St.; upgraded 1 ½ story
2 Bed, 1 Bath with double garage on large town
shaded lot with garden space and large pecan
trees. $89,900
• 260 Flynt Rd.; large 3 Bed, 2 Bath 2000 year
model Oakwood doublewide on brick founda-
tion. One acre wooded country lot. NEW PRICE
$60,000 (with possible owner financing)
• 25+ acres on southern city limits $205,000 or
may sell ½ for 112,500. call for details.
• Building lots from 1 to 5 acres in all areas
around Liberty. Some are site built only lots,
some modular, some doublewide lots. $21,000 to
Redneck word of the day:
Widga didga-"You didn't bring the
truck widga didga?"
JOHN 3:16
Visitors have recently enjoyed coming to the Liberty Nature Research
The children especially enjoy
having their picture taken with
the Kachina doll.
(Ethan Frye liked the Kachina

New and interesting items are on display at the library.
One is about ponds and streams with different statues of the wildlife that live in and
around them. Our other display is some rocks and minerals, some found locally. We
hope you have a chance to see what we have to offer.
If you have an interesting nature collection or idea, please let us know. The Nature
Research Library is located at the Roy Reitzel Center, 128 S. Fayetteville St., Liberty
NC. Mon 9-1, Wed 1-5 and Sat 9-1.
Ph 622-4605 for information.
Medicare Changes
For 2011
You will soon receive your “Annual Notice of
Change” from your Medicare Advantage or
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plan inform-
ing you of changes for 2011. Twenty-Three of the
Medicare Advantage Plans and fourteen of the
Part D Prescription Drug plans in Randolph
County will no longer be available for 2011. On
November 4, 2010 at 2pm at the First United
Methodist Church of Liberty there will be a pub-
lic seminar explaining these changes and assis-
tance will be available to search and enroll for a
new plan for 2011. Those wishing to enroll in a
Medicare Advantage plan or Medicare Part D
plan must do so during open enrollment from
November 15 - December 31. There will be a new
Dis-enrollment Period January 1 – February 14 for
those who wish to disenroll from their Advantage
Plan and go back on Original Medicare and a Part
D plan. If you have questions or are unsure if you
need to get a new plan come November 4 or call
FUMC 622-4682 and ask to speak to the Faith
Community Nurse Lori Cobb (available on Tues-
days and Thursdays) who is also your Randolph
County SHIIP Volunteer for the Liberty area.
The Edge Hair Studio- Lets
Get The Edge On The Lady
So downtown Liberty is home to a new hair
salon. Kimberly Lackey is pleased to announce
the opening of her new Styling Salon “The
Edge” located at 116 W. Swannanoa Ave. in the
heart of Downtown Liberty. So lets get the
sharp edge look on this great lady opening up
this new business. Kimberly was born in
Greensboro and moved to Smyrna, Tennessee
with her family when she was 9 years old. She
also graduated from Smyma High School and
went on to earn her Cosmetology License from
the “Volunteer” Beauty Academy in 1986 and
brings that experience to her new shop. Her
parents, Jim & Brenda Gantt also live in the
Liberty area and are excited about her venture
as any proud parents would be. She would also
like to extend a special thanks to her aunt,
Cathy Gantt for the encouragement and sup-
port needed in starting her own business. Kimberly credits her
Grandfather, Grady Lee Oakley, for teaching her the importance of
being strong and gentle but at the same time , treating people with
respect. Wow, what great instructions for live. Kimberly has three
children, Ethan 20, Carson 17 & Morgan is 15. Having this many
teenagers has given her the opportunity to keep up with the latest
hairstyles for the younger generation in our area. She is also skilled
in cutting and
styling men’s
hair and “tradi-
tional” hairstyles
for both men and
women. An in-
teresting fact I
learned was that
during her years
in Tennessee she
had the oppor-
tunity to work
with numerous
performers and
singers from the
Nashville area
while kept them
looking their best
while both on
and off-stage. Kimberly returned to the Liberty area about two
years ago and began working toward opening a place of her own.
“For the last 25 years I have wanted my own shop and decided to
take the chance with “The Edge”, Kimberly stated. The official
open house for “The Edge” is Thursday, October 2l, which is the
same night of the Third Thursday Block Party Downtown Liberty.
However, she will be open for business as of now, so stop in and
visit with her. She plans to offer manicures and pedicures, and
professional hair care products in the weeks to come. There is a
beautiful display of jewelry available for sale in the shop as well.
Gift certificates will also be available for the upcoming Holiday
Season. Kimberly looks forward to meeting her new customers
and seeing her existing customers coming in to her new shop.
Drop by or call 622-3779 for an appointment you will not be dis-
appointed. Story By Kevin Bowman
116 W Swannanoa Ave
Downtown Liberty, NC
Ph 622‐3779
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Randolph County Animal Shelter is having a
party, and all local residents are invited. The sec-
ond annual Fall Fling will be on October 9, from
10am until 2pm, at the shelter. Driving directions
can be found at www.rcaspets.org. Guests are in-
vited to meet and play with adoptable pets and
enjoy a brief show by our miniature horse, Star-
gazer. Local photography will be available for
purchase as well as designer dog accessories.
Everhart Farms of Asheboro will be on site offering
local produce, pumpkins and more. Come hungry
and enjoy a hot dog, snow cone or cupcake, with a
portion of your purchase benefiting the shel-
ter’s adoptable animals. The Girl Scouts of
Troop 40680 have worked with shelter staff to
make this event a success. Girl scouts will be
on hand to assist potential adopters, and toys
made by the scouts will be part of adoption
goody bags. The Randolph County Animal Shel-
ter is a county run shelter that serves Asheboro
and the surrounding towns and rural areas. The
shelter offers animals for adoption weekly from
9am to 4pm. The adoption
fee is $15, cash. All adopters
are required to
have their pet
spayed or
within 30 days
of adoption. A
current list of
available pets
can be seen at
www.rcaspets.org.The animal shelter is located at
1370 County Land Road, Randleman, NC, 27317.
Contact: Leigh Casaus 336-682-8235
lacasaus@co.randolph.nc.us or MiMi Cooper 336-
318-6217 Randolph County Animal Shelter , 1370
Here are some opportunities for students, parents,
teachers, and school support staff that the Liberty
Parks & Recreation Department is offering this
fall. For further information please call us at 622-
3955 or visit our website: www.liberty-nc.com.
Youth Basketball/Cheerleading
Registration for the 2010-11 youth bas-
ketball season will be held at the Liberty School
gym lobby, Monday-Thursday, October 4-7 from 6-
8 p.m. This program is for boys ages 5-15 and
girls ages 5-12 that reside in the Liberty/Staley
area. Your age for this season is your age on Octo-
ber 16, 2010.
Beginner Tennis Lessons-Youth ages 6-12
Held at Freedom Park on Tuesdays & Thursdays
from 5:30-6 p.m. for three weeks starting October
12. Cost $30. Deadline to register 10/810
Beginner Tennis Lessons-Adult ages 13-up
Held at Freedom Park on Mondays & Wednesdays
from 5:30-6 p.m. for three weeks starting October
11. Cost $30. Deadline to register 10/8/10
Intermediate Tennis Lessons-Youth 6-12
Held at Freedom Park on Tuesdays &
Thursdays from 6:15-6:45 p.m. for three weeks
starting October 12. Cost $30. Deadline to register
Intermediate Tennis Lessons-Adult ages 13-up
Held at Freedom Park on Mondays &
Wednesdays from 6:15-6:45 p.m. for three weeks
starting October 11. Cost $30. Deadline to register
Hatha Yoga-Adult ages 14-up
Held at the Reitzel Center, 128 S. Fayet-
teville Street, Liberty on Mondays from 6-7 p.m.
for six weeks starting November 1. Cost $33.
Deadline to register-10/29/10.
Tai Chi-Adult ages 14-up
Held at the Reitzel Center, 128 S. Fayet-
teville Street, Liberty on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m.
for six weeks starting November 2. Cost $33.
Deadline to register 10/29/10
Classrooms Helped by
Randolph Telephone DSL Customers
Caption: L-R General Manager
Frankie Cagle, Marketing
Director Aaryn Slafky and
Marketing Representative Jeni
Andrews prepare kits to de-
liver to local schools.
September 16, 2010 ♦ Ashe-
boro, N.C. – Tissues, hand
sanitizer, dry erase boards…all
key ingredients for any class-
room these days. Forty-three
local classrooms and teachers
will receive just that and more
in a Classroom Helper Kit this
month from Randolph Telephone. Randolph held a
promotion in August for new DSL
broadband Internet customers to pick a
classroom to receive a free kit. Ran-
dolph staff is in the process of deliver-
ing the kits now.
“Back-to-school is a popular time for
people to sign up for our DSL Internet
as they prepare to take classes online
or their kids need the Internet to
help with school projects and
homework assignments. So, we
thought what better way to help some of our
local schools than to pair a promotion with a special gift for teach-
ers,” said Frankie Cagle, general manager of Randolph Telephone. “It’s a win-win because
customers got a free month and free installation for signing up while helping our schools.”
High-speed Internet is available to 100 percent of Randolph Telephone’s service area. Nearly
50 percent of Randolph Telephone customers use DSL Internet today, as measured by num-
ber of access lines. The Internet has grown in popularity not only for online classes but for
research, shopping, communications, social networking, business applications and more.
According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, “a majority of
home broadband users see a home high-speed connection as ‘very important’ to at least one
dimension of their lives and community.” This finding was in the 2009 Home Broadband
Adoption report, which reported that home broadband users rank broadband as critical,
particularly for community activities, communicating with medical providers, contributing
to economic growth and sharing their views.
Small Town Main Street Economic
Restructuring Committee.
Both Liberty and Wilkesboro approved to fund both
Façade Incentive Grant and Capital Improvement Grant
programs. Recognizing that both programs will benefit
both the property/business owner and the community as
a whole, both towns took a proactive step when they
approved to budget for these grant programs. Liberty’s
town board approved $10,000 in their budget to be used
toward either Façade mprovements or Capital Improve-
ments. Their grant is a matching 50/50 grant of up to
$1000 per application. Wilkesboro’s council voted to
approve $7,000 for the Façade Incentive Grant program and $7,000 for the Capital
Improvement program with a cap of $3,500 per project (minimum $500). Both towns
are also in the process of creating Loan Poolprograms and both towns are also desig-
nated as National Historic Register Districts meaning that certain properties (reha-
bilitation projects) within the district could possibly take advantage of the Historic
Tax Credits. Wilkesboro is located in Wilkes County and Liberty in Randolph and
are in the Western STMS region.
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Meet The New Poem
Writer For The Paper
Mexana Oxend-
ine is our new
poetry writer.
She is the lead
teacher at Tiny
Tots Daycare.
Mexana was
born November
4, in Red springs,
NC. She has
received her
GED, and  has
College Credits for early childhood education. Ms Ox-
endine enjoys gardening, sewing, reading, and garage
selling. She has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. If we
want to know more about her,  I must ask some ques-
tions. Lets get to know the woman behind the words.
What lead you to writing? Ms Oxendine stated with a
big grin, “ Since my youth after learning to write and
read, I’ve enjoyed writing poetry. One day I would love
to write my own book. I also enjoy writing stories. I’ve
got that creative instinct in my mind. I have had a great
opportunity to make stories for children at the day-
care,” So Ms oxendine , who has been you favorite role
model been and why? “ Sister Frances is a very hum-
bled women. She gives and gives, not looking to receive
anything in return. Ms Frances Has a spiritual link with
GOD, which I believe takes much praying, fasting, and
reading His Word, getting filled up on all that good
food. She never kept that desire for the Lord from her
family, and in that she openly taught them the gospel of
Jesus Christ. I know you’ve gone through a lot of test
and trials. I know we over come our sadness with joy.
“I asked, what do you do in your day that up lifts you?
"Well Miles , I never really thought about it, but it
would have to be touching someone with the good
news of Jesus Christ, wether its as simple as saying to
them Jesus loves you". Also at the end of the day when
my body is earning for rest, looking back over the day
seeing all the task I have completed. I then thank God
for all that HE has done for me, and that right there
makes my day. "Wow that is awesome!", I said desper-
ate to hear more. So I just had to ask to ask a question
asked by many people like myself. If you had one thing
Ms Oxendine to say to someone who is going
through something that you have gone through, what
would it be? "Never give up on yourself, but most of all
Never, Ever give up on GOD. You may have to wait,
but wait for GOD's best, don't settle for anything less".
Greatly said. In your time with writing poems, what is
your best memory? " In the time that I have spent writ-
ing poems I have found that the words that go from my
mind to the paper don't just touch me, but the readers
also. I see that the little things we do can bless people
and have a impact in their life. Many people tell me
how these GOD given word's touch their
hearts. Ms Oxendine can you please tell the readers a
little bit more about yourself? Well, I was saved Nov
1967, I grew up on a farm as a tenant farmer. GOD has
impressed upon me, to witness more to be ready to talk
to anyone, with every opportunity I get. The more I
read the Word of GOD, I find we fall short of sharing
the good news, where we should be more concerned a-
bout others than ourself. I believe this is what GOD
wants for us to do. I guess the greats question for all the
readers is will you live for Christ Jesus, for HE died for
you. Will you? Its has been great getting to know you
better Ms Oxendine, I look forward to reading the word
that GOD gives you. Thank you! 
Story By Miles Lee Hopson
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211 W. Swannanoa Ave., Liberty
At The Well
At the center of the Village is a
deep well of life-giving water
where the townspeople meet. As
they draw water their voices
blend in the culture, society and
wisdom that they share. Each
month meet here at the well to
hear those voices.
It is true that we don’t know what
we’ve got till it is gone. Think of
what you would not want to find
yourself without. It would not be
material things, except for sur-
vival needs; food, water, shelter.
Granna has been such a blessing
and a joy to our lives. We have
taken her for granted, though a part of us knows that she won’t be with us for-
ever. Why then, did we wait until a medical event woke us up? Granna felt
vague symptoms of unwellness. She has aged gracefully and is without the 15
drugs that most folks her age struggle with. She is active and strong. This day
she was taken to the emergency room, in spite of her fuss, just to be sure that her
‘indigestion’ was not something more. While there, the doctors gave her medica-
tions, ‘just in case’ and a dose of insulin. They insisted that it was protocol along
with the x-rays they took of her chest. $1,500 later, Granna was in insulin shock
and had a reaction to those heart medications that were given, before the x-rays
showed that she did not need it. We took a much more sickened Granna back
home with a long recovery ahead for her.
When back at home she asks, “Did anyone remember to feed my sourdough?”
We look at one another. “Nothing is wrong with her memory!” someone says. “I
sure hope it will be ok,” she continues, while moving to the kitchen to do what
we had not. Her life has meaning. Her sourdough needs her. “I have fed this
sourdough since before you were born”, she tells me. Now she has my attention.
“I feed it and it feeds you, me, and all who need to be fed.” I feel something
within me that wants to be needed by sourdough and by a healthy, well-fed fam-
ily. Nobody in the family knew what Granna knew about this. She had always
produced the fresh bread and the waffles each breakfast, from this very important
unassuming glob that had lived as long as I.
“Will you tell me how to care for it?” I ask, feeling the heaviness of a responsibil-
ity to feed and use this EVERY day until my great-grandchildren ask me about it.
“Sure, it’s not much trouble” she says. This comment, coming from a woman
who had her children born at home and who raised her own siblings after her
mother took ill, was a little skewed. She went on talking, while I scribbled notes
on a paper. She could talk and do the things faster than I could write it down.
“First, we’ll feed it, since it is hungry” she says. “It can’t feed us since we did not
feed it, so we cannot make bread today”. She dips a one-cup measure into the bin
of Rye flour and dumps it into the big clear bowl where the sourdough lives.
“Next, it needs water for life” she continues as the water flows in riverlets
through the dry flour. Stirring with a wooden spoon, which stays in the bowl, she
says, “Now we can just cover it with the cloth and put it back on top of the fridge.
Tomorrow morning we will have fresh waffles and prepare to make bread. It will
be strong and ready to feed us.” Granna is tired from the trauma of her hospital
trip and glad to be back home. She rests, while her well-fed sourdough rests.
Morning comes, Granna feels better and takes the sourdough from the fridge top
to make waffles. I am ready with my note pad. Eight wooden spoons of sour-
dough, one egg, cinnamon, salt, Rumford baking powder with a tablespoon of
melted butter. “Heat the waffle iron” she says while she takes out two cups of the
remaining sourdough to make her loaf of bread. “Do you want to feed it today?”
she asks me. “I sure will” I say, realizing that this is the beginning of my long
relationship with sourdough. Granna may not be with me forever, but I will
make sure that her sourdough is, and that it never goes hungry. After all, if I feed
it, it will feed me and all the world if it needs to. “Sort of like loaves and fishes” I
say aloud, not realizing that no one has heard my thoughts. “What?” Granna
asks. “Nothing” I say as I dip the one-cup measure into the flour bin. More mira-
cles than one have happened here. I notice that giving life to the sourdough, and
giving life to her family has given life to Granna. It has even brought her back
quickly from a near medical disaster. Next time Granna feels sick, it just may take
only her sourdough to make her feel better. Mysteries of life are everywhere, if
we only choose to see them.
Come to…
The Bargain Shop
(Thrift store operated by the Liberty Association of Churches)
125 S. Greensboro Street, Liberty
See us for fall clothing, baby equipment,
toys, household furnishings, Halloween
décor items and costumes, and many
unique finds!
Best Value in Town!
Thursday 9—1
Friday 9—5
Saturday 9—1
Your dollars spent here help your neigh-
bors in need
Can you help?
The food pantry sponsored by the Liberty
Association of Churches (LAC) is running
low on food supplies for those in our
community who are in need.Last year
there were 650 adults and 476 children
who were given food through the LAC
pantry. Through July of this year there
have been 404 adults and 203 children
who have received food. The local need
for food does not go away. Last year there
were 494 repeat clients who received
emergency services through the LAC
ministry; this year there have been 316
repeat clients through July. Last year
there was a total of 41 new clients, and this year there have been 59 new clients
through July. These are our neighbors who have had serious economic difficulties
during this recession. The Bargain Shop, the thrift store operated by the LAC,
supplies funds for the emergency assistance ministry. During 2009, 33 adults and
53 children received clothing and a few basic household necessities from the
Shop; this year through July, 45 adults and 45 children have received goods. When
you donate clean, gently used items to the Bargain Shop and when you shop
there, you are helping to fund the emergency assistance ministry. In addition to
emergency food needs and Shop vouchers for basic material needs, this ministry
helps with utilities, rents, and medications. There is also a great need for mone-
tary donations to fund this vital ministry. Come to the Bargain Shop (125 S.
Greensboro St., Liberty) for fall clothing for the whole family. You will find baby
equipment, toys, household furnishings, back packs for school, décor items and
many unique finds. Many thanks to you, a caring community, who have so gener-
ously supported this ministry for over 15 years. If you wish to help in any way,
please call the Bargain Shop, 336-622-0031 or the Assistance office, 336-622-8312.
The Bargain Shop-Shop with us: Thursday 9 to 1, Friday 9 to 5, Saturday 9 to 1
Liberty American Legion Post 81
Fall Golf Tournament at
Sandy Creek Golf Club
5454 Whites Chapel Rd., Staley, N.C.
(off 49 S toward Ramseur from 421 in Liberty)
Saturday October 23, 2010 Fundraiser for
American Legion Programs.
Bring your own Teams
$160.00 (4) per Team
Captain’s Choice Format
Registration…12:30p until 1:00p
Shotgun Start 1:30 P.M.
Prize $300.00 2
$200.00 3
Prizes, Food, & Cold Beverages-Eat after
Registration Form…
.Deadline –Before October 16, 2010
Phone 336 622 1802
(H) 336 685 4183
(C) 336 707 8177
Call Us
For Info
Why not get and enjoy
the autumn with a best
friend and even better,
why not make a new
Next Month Holiday
Issue Coming
Call Us Now For Your Spot
420 S Greensboro St Liberty, NC 27298
Phone# (336) 622- 7885 Hr: Mon to Fri 7:30 am to 6:00pm
Sunday CLOSED Sat 7:30 am to 4:00pm
Rocking F Farm Fall Harvest
The Communities Kick Off To Autumn
Well as in the years past, it appear Rocking F Farm
in Climax is the one that sets the stage to
kick off the autumn season. On Sat-
urday September 11, Rockin F
Farm was trans-
formed into a mini
State Fair in its
own rights. From
pumpkins to
Petunia. Yes I
said Petunia, but not the
flower, it is the pot belly pig that
calls Rockin F Farm home. I have
grown to love this beautiful crea-
ture. Whether she is greeting customers in-
side or outside during a Fall Harvest Day, she is
there in all her glory. I still remem- ber when my young daugh-
ters would reach down and pet Petunia. Before you knew it, she had
rolled over to have her belly rubbed. Well, that
day was full of all the farm animals to be pet-
ted, to hayrides, to great live music, great food
(from hotdogs to desserts..my favorite was the
Lemon Chess Pie I took home), to numerous
yard sale setups, to vendors , to crafts and the
list goes one. Let's not forget the store itself that
had great sales that day. From their farm raised
beef to great produce and to homegrown items
from all over the Carolinas. Need that special
arrangement for a loved one or your own home, it was there.
If you have not ventured down to Climax
to visit Rockin F Farm, well it is your
loss. Make a short drive down there and
you will be surprised on what you will
find. They are located at 6741 Monnett
Rd in Climax. Why travel out of town
for the old timey Country Store and
Florist, when you have it in your own
back yard. See you there soon.
Story By Kevin Bowman
Movie Night Just
Down The Road
Wow, I can not believe we are getting
ready to have another year of the Free
movie night down at the orchard. I
look so forward to seeing all the chil-
dren and adults having fun together.
From the tire swings, to the bond
fires, to the pumpkins, to the hayrides
and my most favorite.... yes... the fami-
lies all snuggled together to spend
quality time together watching a time-
less favorite movie. It’s The Great
Pumpkin! This event would not be
possible if it was not for the gracious
hospitality of Millstone Creek Orchard
allowing their area be turned into a
place of great fun. Special thanks to all
the Liberty folks that have helped
make this possible. Randolph Tele-
phone is providing free balloons, Loflin
Funeral Home is providing their great
popcorn, Celebrate Liberty’s Children
and Liberty Tax is providing free art
area for children to decorate their
pumpkin, Liberty Leader for getting
the work out to all the kids. So kids tell
your parents to come out so you all can
heave some great fun.
See you there!!!
www.libertynewspaper.org The Liberty Leader Newspaper 16
Sunday School...............................10:00 am
Morning Worship...........................11:00 am
Bible Study - Wednesday.....7 pm - 8:30 pm
Communion First Sunday
Pastor Isaac Fortune, Sr. - 336-501-3306
Te Women Of
ST. Stphen AME Church
Proudly Presents
Women’s Day Celebraton 2010
Friday, October 22- Sunday, October 24, 2010
All Events will be at St. Stephen AME Church
705 S. Kirkman Street
Liberty, NC 27298
Friday, Oct. 22nd -kickoff & musical groups @
Saturday, Oct. 23rd - Morning praise, work-
shops, afternoon praise starting at 10:00 am
Sunday, Oct. 22nd- Grand finale- Annual
Women’s DAy service @ 11:00 am
Ph: 336-376-8972
Jeremiah 32:27:
"I am the Lord, the
God of every
person on the earth.
Nothing is
impossible for me."
A Pumpkin Message At Halloween
Being a Christian is just like a pumpkin! Let me try to explain, I brought this pumpkin here to
help me illustrate what I mean. (Proceed to carve the pumpkin.) First, God picks you from the
pumpkin patch and brings you in from the field. The Bible says He selects us out of the world.
We are in the world, but no longer of the world. He then washes all the “dirt” off the outside that
we received from being around all the other pumpkins. All the outside influences of our former
life must be cleaned up. Old things are passed away and all things are become new. Then, He
carefully removes all the “yucky stuff” called “sin” out from the inside. Look at this! Yuk! Sin will
not have such internal power. He then changes us from the inside out by the Power of His Word.
That’s why it is important to go the church and learn about God’s Word. He carefully removes all
those seeds of doubt, hate, greed, and fear. He replaces them with the seeds of faith, hope and
love. After Jesus is invited inside, you begin to experience the changing power of God’s love in
your life. Then He carves a new smiling face. Our countenance is changed by the power of His
presence in our life. We then become so grateful. It can even show on our face! Now we are going
to light this candle inside. Look! This pumpkin now reflects the light from inside out. So too,
when Jesus, who is called the Son of Light, lives inside of us, He shines through our life for all to
see. We can let His light reflect through us to reveal His presence. “Let your light so shine before
men that they may be able to see your good works and glorify your Father, who is in heaven.”
So you see, we Christians are really like this pumpkin! We will never be the same with Jesus in-
side of us. We can say like this jack-o-lantern, “Thy presence, my light!”
{cut off top of pumpkin}
Lord, open my mind so I can learn new things about you.
{remove innards}
Remove the things in my life that don’t please you.
Forgive the wrong things I do and help me to forgive others.
{cut open eyes}
Open my eyes to see the beauty you’ve made in the world around me.
{cut out nose}
I’m sorry for the times I’ve turned my nose at the
good food you provide.
{cut out mouth}
Let everything I say please You.
Bicyclist Death In Liberty
Due To Hit And Run
Friends of a slain cyclist want a killer to come forward. State
troopers say a driver fatally hit 48-year-old Michael Pellegrino
and took off. It happened on Highway 421 between Old Liberty
Road and Troy Estates Road. Someone spotted the body
around 7:30 Sunday morning, but investigators don't know
exactly when the crash happened. Pellegrino's roommates said
he often took long cycling trips - more than once to New Jersey,
and last month to Knoxville, Tennessee. Brian Marcum last saw
his friend Saturday, when he headed for the beach from their
Stokedale home. He wanted to go because he had never seen
the North Carolina coast, said Marcum. Trooper Matthew
Mitchell said someone struck Pellegrino from behind. Mitchell
is not sure whether Pellegrino was riding or walking his bike
on Highway 421.
"I'm sure they knew they hit something," Mitchell said of the
driver. "Obvioiusly it wasn't a deer. I mean for some reason
they kept driving." Investigators recovered pieces of broken
headlight glass at the scene. They're using that to try to identify
the vehicle that struck Pellegrino. Trooper Mitchell also noted
there were no skidmarks. He said that means the driver did not
brake before or after the crash. Mitchell said it appears the
driver gradually veered onto the shoulder and struck Pelle-
grino. His roommates hope
someone will come forward
with information. "He was too
good of a guy to die that way,"
said Marcum. If you have any
information about the crash,
you can contact the highway
patrol at 334-5500.
JULIAN — Mrs. Alice Smith Coble, 90, passed away on Friday, Sep-
tember 3, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Coble was born on May 4, 1920
in Guilford County. Alice was a homemaker and a member of Coble's
Lutheran Church. She enjoyed crocheting, baking and taking care of
her family, always being attentive to their needs. She was preceded in
death by husband, Dwight B. Coble; parents, James and Minnie
Clapp Smith; three brothers and four sisters. Survivors include daugh-
ter, Debbie Jones and husband Wayne of Julian; sister, Pansey Smith
Johnson of Winston Salem; grandchildren, Kelley Jones Ward and
husband Mike, Michael Wayne Jones, both of Julian.
JULIAN — Mrs. Theba Collins Coble, 77, of Julian passed away on
Thursday, September 2, 2010. She was daughter of the late Howard
Lee Collins and Grace Bailey Collins and was also preceded in death
by one son, Mike Coble; two brothers Ken and Bill Collins and two
sisters Gwendolyn Collins and Sarah Partin. Surviving is her husband
of 57 years, Reggie B. Coble; two daughters, Diane Kirkman and
Nina Coble; two sons, Jeff and Darrell Coble; two grandsons, Ross
and Reid Kirkman; two sisters, Teresa Scott and Reba Britt; and three
brothers, Correll Collins, Carlton Collins, and Howard L. Collins, Jr.
LIBERTY — Mrs. Vivian Greene, 75, died Saturday, October 2,
2010. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
JULIAN — Tommy Glenn Neese, 63, died Thursday, September 23,
2010. Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Neese fam-
LIBERTY — Grady Patterson died Sunday, September 19, 2010, at
Randolph Health and Rehabilitation Center, Asheboro, NC. Survivors
include his wife, Ruth D. Patterson of the home; son, Grady L. Patter-
son, Jr. of Greensboro, NC; daughters, Linda P. Cheek of Siler City,
NC, Mary P. White of Liberty, NC, Janice Y. Patterson of Greensboro,
NC and Ruth P. Alston of Ramseur, NC; sister, Gerona Haith of Snow
Camp, NC; 20 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and two God-
JULIAN — Mrs. Mettawea Coble Ray, 87, died September 21, 2010
at Universal Healthcare in Ramseur, NC.A native of Julian, NC, Met-
tawea was born May 24, 1923, the daughter of the late Charlie and
Winnie Coble. She was a member of Coble's Lutheran Church and
was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, James Robert "Bob"
Ray. Mama/Grannie Ray will be fondly remembered by her family
for her "sweet tea", blackberry cobbler, homemade biscuits and "Met-
tawea" pickles! She showed much love to her family and friends with
the meals she prepared for us over the years, the many flower and
vegetable gardens she tended to and the great care that she took of her
and Daddy's home. Survivors include her son, James Thomas Ray and
wife, Martha, of Liberty; daughters Patsy Ray Allred and husband,
Bill, of Ramseur and Anne Ray Beasley and husband, Wayne of Ram-
seur; grandsons, Jeremy Ray and wife, Tracey of Thomasville; Ste-
phen Allred and wife, Kristi of Randleman, Nathan Beasley and wife,
Ashley of Asheboro; Matthew Beasley of Ramseur; granddaughters,
Rachel Hinshaw and husband, Allen, of Ramseur and Hannah Bea-
sley of Ramseur. Great-grandchildren, Ivy and Jimmy Ray; Addie and
Ava Beasley. Brother, Newell Coble of Liberty and many nieces and
LIBERTY — Mr. John Flynt Smith, 82, passed away on Friday, Sep-
tember 3, 2010 at Moses Cone Hospital. A graveside service will be
held on Monday, September 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Gilmore Memorial
Park. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 6 until
8 p.m. at the funeral home. He was the son of the late Will Maurice
and Mary Etta Flynt Smith and was also preceded in death by his wife,
Lois Sawyer Smith and by three sisters and four brothers. Surviving is his
daughter, Sheila Smith Coble and her husband, Tommy and one granddaugh-
ter, Kristen Coble.
LIBERTY — Cleo Billy "Bill" Wilson, Jr., 66, of 718 North Fayet-
teville Street, died Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Moses Cone Hos-
pital He was born November 3, 1943 in Guilford County to the late
Cleo Billy Wilson, Sr. and Thelma Hall Wilson. Bill was the retired
owner and operator of Best Paint Company, Bill's Ice Cream & Deli,
and Wilson's Catering. After retirement, he worked for Walker's Ex-
press. He is survived by three children, Rhonda Meeks of Greens-
boro, Michael Todd Wilson of McLeansville, and Shay Sampson and
husband Russell of Greensboro; one sister, Margaret Denny Burton
and husband Thomas of Greensboro; five grandchildren, Ashley
Hand, Brittany Meeks, Michael Meeks, Aaron Dabbs, and Taylor
Dabbs; two great grandchildren, Myah Anders and Chelsea O'Bryant;
two nephews, Gary Denny and Jeffery Denny; and one niece, Beth
For any additional information
please contact us (336)622-2124
October 17th 3pm
Freedom Park Liberty
Its been quite a while since PBLC has had an article in this
wonderful paper, primarily due to the fact that this won-
derful town has kept us busy. I'd like to kindly remind you
of our quality services this fall and winter and would like
to touch on the ones that will benefit you, the customer the
most. As the weather cools down, the leaves begin to fall,
and the days get shorter, your lawn and landscape mainte-
nance needs are going to gradually decline, but other small
tasks will arise that Paul Bruchon and his staff at Paul
Bruchon Lawn Care (PBLC) can take care of for you with
ease. See the list below!Core Aeration/Over seeding: per-
fect for prepping for grass in the spring so your yard can be
at its best. Lime, Fertilizer, and grass seed all should be out
by the first frost of the fall/winter season to have time to
Germinate (root) and have the best effect.Pressure Wash-
ing: Nasty looking walkways? Grimed up vinyl siding?
Ask us about pressure washing, we'll be glad to make your
home look great for the Christmas season. Chicken house
pressure washing: Our newest service, basically if you own
chicken houses and don't want to lay hand on cleaning
those nasty things on your down time, call us and we'll take
care of it for you. $350.00 for fans and curtains, $450.00 for
fans, curtains, lines etc. per house, 5% discount if you let us
use your water hookup! Firewood sales: We've gotten into
firewood sales, where we sell by the bundle, half chord, and
chord. Please make an order today! Prices: $4.00 a bundle,
$112.00 a face/half chord, $225.00 a chord. We also would
like to thank Leggett and Platt Inc. of Liberty, and Dollar
General of Ramseur for their business, they are our newest
corporate accounts. To all our Customers, friends, family,
and to an amazing God....Thank you! (336) 509-1752 for all
your quality lawn care needs!
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Hickory Grove UMC - Liberty
Annual Hot Dog Supper & Auction
Nov 13
Mark Your
Fountain Of Youth Located
On Main Street Liberty
As you can see from the pictures, downtown Liberty now has a new
The Fountain Of
Youth. Just check
out the photos,
before and after.
Hmmm, makes
you wonder.
Well the pots
are real. In the
photos below
you can see
Liberty Town
Roger Davis, as he
supervises the instal-
lation of these new
pots that line the
streets of Liberty.
They will soon be
filled with great
trees and more.
This is just
of many new
things com-
ing. Be on the
look out for
more im-
Story By
Kevin Bowman
Events at Hickory Grove
(10068 Silk Hope-Liberty Road. From Liberty, follow East Dameron
Street and it becomes Silk Hope-Liberty Road):
The community is welcome to come to all of these events.
You do not need to be a member of Hickory Grove or any
church to come.
Sunday, October 10: Youth Fun Day 2:00-6:30.
Games, Activities, and a
Hot Dog Supper.
Everyone welcome
Friday October 15: 7:00-8:30 PM Revival Service led by Rev.
John Gumbo of Shepherd's House UMC in Durham. Rev.
Gumbo was born in Zimbabwe, a
country in Africa and came to the
USA several years ago. Shepherd's
House UMC is primarily made of
Native Zimbabweans, but it is grow-
ing and more and more Americans
are becoming part of the congrega-
tion. Rev. Gumbo is an inspiring
preacher and a true man of God!
Saturday October 16: 4:00-? Covered Dish meal and Fellow-
ship followed by Prayer and Presentations on Africa. Several
Members of Rev. Gumbo's congregation will bring African
dishes, and we can bring our favorite American dishes. This
is a great chance to fellowship with people from a different
culture, but with whom we share our faith.
Sunday, October 17: 11-12:30 Conclusion of Revival at our
regular 11 AM service
Saturday, October 30: 6:00-8:30
Trunk-Or-Treat at Hickory
Grove. Come for candy,
snacks, hay rides, games,
crafts, and other activities.
Annual Holiday
Bazaar & Win-
 Angelia's Pizza's at Forest Oaks will be holding
their annual holiday bazaar and wine tasting on
November 14th, 2010 from 2:00-5:00. Anyone
interested in displaying their wares or selling
their products please contact Angelia's Pizza at
336-674-0060.  There is no charge to set up a ta-
ble and there is no charge for the wine tasting. 
This is a community event to kick off the holiday
shopping season and introduce local vendors
and their products.  Please join us for some holi-
day cheer! Items are to be available for purchase
that day or be ordered for quick shipment.  Wine
will be available for purchase on site and if we
run out, the orders will be delivered within two
days. In the past we have had:  
Many jewelry vendors, Avon, Partylite, Southern
Living at Home, Paintings, Longaberger Baskets,
Coffee etc.
Space is limited so it will be on a first come first
serve basis for the vendors.
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Of The Liberty Leader
"God Loves Us Like I love
Alex Rodriguez."
As I see school buses on the road, Halloween costumes in
the stores, and loads of candy on the shelves I am re-
minded of a few things. First, I need to pick up a bag of
candy corn before the store supplies run dry! Second, the
coming of autumn (though you would not know it from
the weather) reminds of the coming Fall Classic, the base-
ball World Series. With baseball in mind, there is some-
thing I must admit: I am a New York Yankees fan. Grow-
ing up in Louisville, KY this
fact did not win me many
friends among the Cincinnati
Reds and Chicago Cubs
faithful.  While going to college
in St. Louis and living among
the St. Louis Cardinals fanatics
my Yankees allegiance
persevered.  Now, while living
in the North Carolina my
Yankee-loving ways (consid-
ered a personality "flaw" by
many) have not endeared me
to the Atlanta Braves contingent. But nevertheless...I re-
main committed to the Yankees in all their glory, all their
faults, and among all their enemies. As a Yankees fan one
of the most frequent questions I hear is, “How do you like
that team?” Or more specifically, “Do you like Yankees
third baseman Alex Rodriguez?” “Are you really cheering
for him to break the homerun records?” I can think of a
million reasons to not like Alex Rodriguez. From a base-
ball standpoint, he's no Derek Jeter. He's not a clutch per-
former. He has a history of not getting the big hit when it
counts the most. He admitted to using steroids, if for only
a brief time. He's the highest paid player in the history of
baseball ($33,000,000...yes...33 million this year alone!).
From a personal standpoint, his life is less than exemplary
for most. His private life is dotted by apparent selfishness,
self-glorification, and egotism. But I want to like him. I
want to cheer for him...And so I do. I wonder if it's not this
way with God and us. Does not God will God's self to
love us? Has God not committed God's self to us in
Christ? In spite our faults, flaws, and shortcomings has not
God pledged God's allegiance to us? In God's repeated
calling of Israel back to a right relationship with himself,
God remained steadfast in God's promises of love and
deliverance. In the life, death, a resurrection of Christ God
committed God's love, mercy, and grace to us, God's crea-
tion. I am reminded of this love each time we celebrate
Holy Communion. In the liturgy we proclaim: "Christ died
for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God's love
toward us" (Romans 5:8). My "forced"
love and commitment for A-Rod pales
in comparison to my love for God and
God's love for us. But the slightest simi-
larity and the holiest fact remains: God
has...God does...God will...love us.
Story By:
David Garvin
Pastor, Shiloh United
Methodist Church
“Release the Artist in you!”
“The Colored Canvas” offers children and adults an opportunity to create
your own completed painting in just one group session. We provide every-
thing you will need.Girls Night Out - Date Night - Birthday Parties
Rekindle your passion for painting --Try Something New
Get Schedules, View monthly paintings and Register at:
Woosley Photography
128 W Swannanoa Ave., Liberty, NC Ph(252) 717-4770
Masten’s Music & Art
135 W Swannanoa Ave., Liberty, NC Ph (336) 622-3121
Twenty-four participants max per group session. Come in today and sign up.
The Colored Canvas
What happens when you combine the art of photog-
raphy and painting, you get The Colored Canvas.
Edi Smith from Masten’s Music and Art and Sandy
Woosley from Woosley Photo have decided to bring
a new avenue of art to Liberty. Starting this October
they will be holding group painting classes for all
ages at Hurricane Jane’s. Beginning with a blank
canvas and acrylic paint they take you through the
steps of creating a completed painting that you can
take home. Each painting session will last 2 to 3
hours and materials will be provided. They intro-
duce you to new painting techniques, assist you in
mixing your colors and advise you on positioning
your subject. They leave you with plenty of room
for your own creative style; in fact they encourage all
participants to take from their instructions only what
you feel fits your style. No one canvas will be the
same and you will find by attending the class that it
will release the artist in you.
Since Mastens Music and Art opened this past April
Edi has been asked by several customers about do-
ing painting classes. In discussions, Edi and Sandy
thought it might be fun if they took photographs of
Sandy’s and use them as the subjects for the paint-
ings there by creating “The Colored Canvas.” They
both paint the subjects prior to the classes in order to
show how easy it is to make your own rendition of
the photographs. Since they have opened their
stores in Liberty they have spent time trying to think
of ways of bringing life to downtown Liberty. They
have had the opportunity of meeting so many peo-
ple, sharing ideas with the public and have received
hands down positive feedback and support from the
community. In addition to the “Life To Downtown
Celebration” and the “Third Thursday” pickin event
this is another way they are trying to bring people to
downtown Liberty in hopes that people can meet
others that might have similar interest.
The town of Liberty and community have been ex-
tremely supportive to Edi and Sandy in their en-
deavors. With that Ron and Jane from Hurricane
Jane’s stepped up and offered to have the painting
classes held at the newly converted and artistically
renovated game room.
For those of you that feel that you can not draw a
stick figure, this is a perfect opportunity to sit with
friends or come by yourself and enjoy a pressure free
art session. This class will offer an excellent location
for a social event for airls night out, date night,
birthday party, rekindle your passion for painting or
simply to do something new.
The Colored Canvas will offer two adult group
classes and two group children classes per month.
Each class will offer a new painting subject. Due to
limited seating each session can accommodate a
maximum of twenty-four seats so sign up early.
Masten’s Music and Art and Woosley Photo will
have the subjects displayed in their stores. Come
visit both of these locations, select which subject you
would like to paint and register for the class.
North Carolina Cinderella
Scholarship Pageant Press
NC Cinderella Scholarship Program is coming to your area on October 16th,
2010 and is open to young ladies ages 0-26 and young men ages 0-6.
The Cinderella Scholarship program is considered to be the largest and most
prestigious youth development program of its kind in the world. We are cele-
brating our 33rd year, where we proudly give over $200,000 in college scholar-
ships and other awards annually. Cinderella is more than just a “Beauty Pag-
eant”; it is a youth development program that starts at a local level and can
advance p to the International level. Contestants will compete in a Group In-
terview or Baby Playtime, Casualwear, Partywear or Evening Gown, Photo-
genic and Talent or Tot Personality. Previous modeling experience or pageant
experience is not necessary. Cinderella is a “Natural” pageant and glitzy attire
is not recommended. We are looking for “Real Kids In Real Clothes”. We strive
on helping each child follow their dreams and reach their highest potential. To
gain more information on the NC Cinderella Scholarship Program, feel free to
visit our website at www.nccinderella.com For more information regarding the
local preliminary which will be held on October 16th,  at Flag Springs United
Methodist Church.                                                                     
Please contact Stacey Mabe at mabedors@juno.com or Sheri Martin at
sherbear0819@gmail.com. Follow your dreams and come experience some
“Cinderella Magic”.
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November 6, 2010 November 6, 2010
5:00 p.m. until ...
Plates $7.00. BBQ $6.00/lb.
2400 Mt. Hope Church Road. Whitsett. NC 27377 (Call 336-697-1561 Ior more InIormation)
A beautiful lesson!
house was directly across the street from the clinic en-
trance of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore .  We
lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to out-
patients at the clinic.
  One summer evening as I was fixing supper, there was
a knock at the door.  I opened it to see a truly awful
looking man.  "Why, he's hardly taller than my 8-year-
old," I thought as I stared at the stooped, shriveled
body.  But the appalling thing was his face, lopsided
from swelling, red and raw.
  Yet his voice was pleasant as he said, "Good evening. 
I've come to see if you've a room for just one night.  I
came for a treatment this morning from the eastern
shore, and there's no bus 'til morning." He told me he'd
been hunting for a room since noon but with no success,
no one seemed to have a room.  "I guess it's my face .... I
know it looks terrible, but my doctor says with a few
more treatments ..."
  For a moment I hesitated, but his next words con-
vinced me: "I could sleep in this rocking chair on the
porch.  My bus leaves early in the morning."I told him
we would find him a bed, but to rest on the porch..  I
went inside and finished getting supper.  When we
were ready, I asked the old man if he would join us. 
"No, thank you.  I have plenty."  And he held up a
brown paper bag. When I had finished the dishes, I
went out on the porch to talk with him a few minutes. 
It didn't take a long time to see that this old man had an
oversized heart crowded into that tiny body.  He told
me he fished for a living to support his daughter, her 5
children, and her husband, who was hopelessly crip-
pled from a back injury. He didn't tell it by way of com-
plaint; in fact, every other sentence was preface with a
thanks to God for a blessing.  He was grateful that no
pain accompanied his disease, which was apparently a
form of skin cancer. He thanked God for giving him the
strength to keep going... At bedtime, we put a camp cot
in the children's room for him.  When I got up in the
morning, the bed linens were neatly folded and the little
man was out on the porch.
  He refused breakfast, but just before he left for his bus,
haltingly, as if asking a great favor, he said, "Could I
please come back and stay the next time I have a treat-
ment?  I won't put you out a bit.  I can sleep fine in a
chair."  He paused a moment and then added, "Your
children made me feel at home.  Grownups are both-
ered by my face, but children don't seem to mind." I
told him he was welcome to come again. And, on his
next trip, he arrived a little after 7 in the morning.  As a
gift, he brought a big fish and a quart of the largest oys-
ters I had ever seen!  He said he had shucked them that
morning before he left so that they'd be nice and fresh.  I
knew his bus left at 4:00 a.m. and I wondered what time
he had to get up in order to do this for us. In the years
he came to stay overnight with us, there was never a
time that he did not bring us fish or oysters or vegeta-
bles from his garden.
  Other times we received packages in the mail, always
by special delivery; fish and oysters packed in a box of
fresh young spinach or kale, every leaf carefully
washed.  Knowing that he must walk 3 miles to mail
these, and knowing how little money he had made the
gifts doubly precious.
  When I received these little remembrances, I often
thought of a comment our next-door neighbor made
after he left that first morning. "Did you keep that awful
looking man last night?  I turned him away! You can
lose roomers by putting up such people!" Maybe we did
lose roomers once or twice.  But, oh!, if only they could
have known him, perhaps their illnesses would have
been easier to bear. I know our family always will be
grateful to have known him; from him we learned what
it was to accept the bad without complaint and the
good with gratitude to God. Recently I was visiting a
friend, who has a greenhouse, as she showed me her
flowers, we came to the most beautiful one of all, a
golden chrysanthemum, bursting with blooms.  But to
my great surprise, it was growing in an old dented,
rusty bucket.  I thought to myself, "If this were my
plant, I'd put it in the loveliest container I had!" My
friend changed my mind.  "I ran short of pots," she ex-
plained, "and knowing how beautiful this one would
be, I thought it wouldn't mind starting out in this old
pail.  It's just for a little while, till I can put it out in the
garden." She must have wondered why I laughed so
delightedly, but I was imagining just such a scene in
heaven. "Here's an especially beautiful one," God might
have said when he came to the soul of the sweet old
fisherman.  "He won't mind starting in this small body."
All this happened long ago - and now, in God's garden,
how tall this lovely soul must stand. The LORD does
not look at the things man looks at.  Man looks at the
outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
(1 Samuel 16:7b) Friends are very special.  They make
you smile and encourage you to succeed.  They lend an
ear and they share a word of praise.  Show your friends
how much you care.  Pass this on, and brighten some-
one's day. Nothing will happen if you do not decide to
pass it along.  The only thing that will happen if you
DO pass it on is that someone might smile (because of
A beautiful lesson!
Want a BLESSING from GOD ???? Come on out on Thursday nights to hear great teachings from the Bible
and great testimonies --- We meet every Thursday at 7:00 pm at FREEDOM FAMILY CHURCH in Liberty,
N.C. --- Don't know about you but, I need a pick me up in the middle of the week --- Very uplifting and in-
spirational --- GET OUT OF THE BOAT AND COME ON OUT !!!!! Remember in this world you are not
alone, don’t be controlled by the past. Let GO of the things which hold you so deep in bondage. Tell your
self “I am going to let go and let GOD”. Jesus is the way, the truth, the life, so let HIM be your guide.
Psalm 63:1;7 1) O GOD, You are my GOD Early will I seek You; My soul thirst for You, My flesh longs for
You. In a dry and thirsty land, Where there is no water. 2) So I have looked for you in the sanctuary, To see
Your power and Your glory. 3) Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You. 4)
Thus I will Bless you while I live; I will lift up my hands in your name. 5) My soul shall be satisfied as with
marrow and fatness, And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips. 6) When I remember You on my bed, I
meditate on You ion the night watches. 7) Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your
wings I will rejoice.
Come out to praise GOD, and in that very moment with your arms out stretched you will receive a blessing,
not from man but from GOD
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Phone (336)622-3844
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Hurricane Jane's - Teen Hang-
out For Sunday Nights
Are you a teen
wanting to connect
with other teens?
How great it is to
see area teens to
come together and
meet on Sunday
nights at Hurricane
Jane's (which is
located In Liberty)
to come together
and fellowship and
grow in the Lord.
Each Sunday night
at 6:30pm, Jane has opened up her building to allow the teens to come
out and grow in the Lord. Freedom Family Church is currently hosting
the event and the focus is on a great book, "Are You Dateable" I have
had the pleasure to be at the last two events. As you can see from the
pictures, the teens are
having an awesome
time. It is a time for
fellowshipping with
other teenagers, enjoy
some great Christian
music by the latest
bands, munch on
some great snacks and
then dive into the
Word. I was amazed
at how these teens
have opened up and
talked. With all the pressure of other teens, school and other influences, I
was so excited that the teens have a place to come and open up and get
answers. Seeing them share their experiences and learn together is so
awesome. If you
have teens, if you
are a teen or if
you know some-
one with a teen,
send them on
out. This is a free
event held every
Sunday night
from 6:30pm to
7:30pm. See you
at the next event.
Story By
Kevin Bowman
Rain Rain Go Away....
But Did Not Dampen The
Chamber Fall Luncheon
With over 5 or more inches of rain falling over a 48 hour pe-
riod, the rainy day did not dampen the turnout for the annual
Liberty Chamber Fall Luncheon held on Wednesday September
29 at the Liberty American Legion Post. This year's menu was
the same in years past, Gerald Sharpless, owner of the Liberty
Subway was on spot to pass out his fresh subs with all the
fixings. Let's not forget my favorite, the Subway cookies. The
board of the chamber pulled off another great networking and
luncheon event. A comment made by our Liberty Post Master,
Karl , rang true in my eyes and ears. He has stated to me and
the Liberty Rotary group later that night how blessed we are to
have a small town as we do. Karl stated, "The post office is the
busiest from about 10 to noon everyday. However, it is not the
picking up of the mail that is the creation of the busyness, it is
the fellowship. That is the time when the local gather at a cen-
tral gathering place to share life stories, check on
how fellow friends are doing, talk about local and
national events and the list goes on. " Well that is
what I remember most about the Chamber Lunch-
eon. It would be the fellowship of local business
people that share the same common roads and
paths in Liberty not only as colleagues but also
friends. It was so warming to see people jumping
from one person to another person to just share a
friendly conversation. That is what I love about
Liberty. Sometimes I believe we take that for
granted. Well on to the event. Current President of
the Chamber, Justin Gaines (also the President of
Fidelity Bank of Liberty) welcomed the group. Our
keynote speaker was Pat Hurley, our State Repre-
sentative. She brought the group up on numerous
state issues that is happening. Following this great
educational information was the director and chief
nursing officer of the new Chatham Hospital that is
just 15 minutes down the road in Siler City. Their
main point was to tell everyone that you can re-
ceive state of the art service with a small personal
experience just a few minutes down the road .
Then Roger Davis, Town Manager, gave us an up-
date on all the exciting new changes coming from
the downtown grant program. We then had sev-
eral guest give short keynotes of upcoming events.
If you are not a member of the Liberty Chamber of
Commerce, you do not know the great benefits you
are missing out on. Story By Kevin Bowman
Open Mon to Sat 11m to 5pm
Lots of new and gently worn fall & winter fashions.
Start your Christmas shopping now ( Lay away)
We Accept Master Card & VISA
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Call For Artists : Hospice
Dear Artist/Crafter:
As the volunteer/special events coordinator for Hospice of
Randolph County, this year marks the silver anniversary of
our annual Hospice Auction-BBQ, as well as our 27th year in
business as a non-profit organization in this area.  The
Auction-BBQ event is scheduled for Saturday, November 6th,
at Southwest Randolph High School, Asheboro.  Since this is
a special event and our largest fundraiser of the year, we'd
like to have some nice art pieces (paintings, watercolors,
knitting/crocheting, quilting, woodwork, etc.) to include in
our list of offerings.  Would you be willing to make a dona-
tion of one of your
creations for this
year's event? If so, I will be glad to provide
you with a tax-deductible receipt for your
donation.  I would certainly appreciate any
assistance you could provide.  Thank you, in
advance, for your consideration of this re-
With warm regards, 
Kathy Wright, Hospice of Randolph County

Morning 8tar 8ervice
8unday. October 31.
2010 at 9:00 AM at
First United
Methodist Church in
Liberty. NC
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Partnership for
Children Elects
Officers & Members
The Randolph County Partnership for Children
recently elected officers and added two new
members to its Board of Directors.
Duffy Johnson of Asheboro was elected as
board chair for the Partnership. Additional
officers serving for the 2010-2011 period in-
clude: Attorney Jim Young, vice chair; Dr. Patri-
cia Chamberlin of Asheboro Children’s Health,
secretary; and Mel Neill, community volunteer,
New members of the board include: Stacy
Griffin, Human Resources Director for Ran-
dolph County, and Lynn Jones, Vice President/
City Executive of the State Employees’ Credit
Retiring as board chair is Attorney Tom Robins
of Bunch, Robins, and Stubblefield. The Part-
nership for Children recognized Robins for his
six years of service as a board member and as
board chair at the August board of directors
meeting. Robins was presented with his favorite
childhood book, a French copy of The Story of
Babar. The book, which was read to him in
French by his grandmother, was given to the
Randolph County Public Library in his honor.
In addition, a framed photo of Robins as a child
will be displayed at the Partnership, alongside
childhood photos of other past board chairs.
Childhood Photo Of Tom Robins
Laurelyn Dossett in Concert at
Randolph Comm College Oct. 13
The Randolph Community College Cultural Arts Committee will present Lau-
relyn Dossett in Concert on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in the R. Alton Cox
Learning Resources Center auditorium on the Asheboro Campus. Admission is
free, but seating is limited. Composer/songwriter Laurelyn Dossett
(www.laurelyndossett.com); lives and writes in the Piedmont of North Caro-
lina, and her songs tend to reflect the stories of the region, both traditional and
contemporary. One of the most sought‑after voices in creative collaborations,
she cofounded Polecat Creek with singing partner Kari Sickenberger and has
partnered with Triad Stage's Preston Lane on four plays featuring regional
folklore and original music: Brother Wolf, Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Na-
tivity, Bloody Blackbeard, and Providence Gap. A song from Brother Wolf,
"Anna Lee," was featured on Levon Helm's Grammy‑winning record, Dirt
Farmer. Laurelyn is also a regular performer at regional music festivals such as
Merlefest, a guest on the radio show Prairie Home Companion, and most re-
cently, a writer and performer with the North Carolina Symphony. She is cur-
rently performing with songwriters Alice Gerrard and Diana Jones, "Redbird
Round," and premiered composer Kenneth Frazelle's song cycle, "Songs in the
Rear View Mirror," at Reynolda House in Winston‑Salem. She is currently
commissioned to write a song cycle for the North Carolina Symphony for 2011
and will be in residence at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She is the
2009‑10 recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship for songwrit-
Go to www.randolph.edu/newevents/culturalarts.php to download a free
ticket. For more information on the Cultural Arts Series at Randolph Commu-
nity College, call 336-633-0244. RCC's Asheboro Campus is located at 629 In-
dustrial Park Avenue. Take the McDowell Road exit off of U.S. 220 Bypass/I73-
74 and follow the signs.
Fall Festival & Trunks Of Treats
News from Tabernacle United Methodist Church
(located @ 5601 Liberty Road across from Food Lion) 674-2941
 Come out for the Fall Festival &
Trunks of Treats on Halloween
Night—Sunday, October 31
Hotdog Supper & Games sponsored
by Jr. High UMYF
 5:00-7:00pm in Fellowship Hall
$4.00 for meal includes hotdog, chips,
drink & dessert
$0.25 per ticket for games
8th Annual Trunks of Treats
Sponsored by Education Committee
 5:30-7:00pm in Parking lot near Fellowship Hall
(Your children are invited to safely trick or treat from the trunks
in our parking lot.  Don’t miss the fun!)
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Keep The Story Ideas Coming
Ph 336-404-9791
Email libertynewspaper@aol.com
Gwen Taylor - Owner / Preparer
728 S Greensboro St, Liberty
(Former Video Villa Location)
William Prather York Post 8721
Veterans Of Foreign Wars of
the US - Sept Meeting
   The William Prather York Post 8721 meet at the
Reitzel Center on the second Tuesday of each
month at 7p. We meet at Hurricane’s Jane at 6p for
a meal.
   The meeting was opened by Commander
McMasters,  after saluting the Colors, and opening
prayers by QM Terry Stutts. All the membership
was welcome to the meeting and QM Terry Stutts
read the minutes and finance report from the last
meeting. The minutes & finance report were ap-
proved as read.  The flags that we use at the ceme-
teries for Veterans & Memorial Day were dis-
cussed and some new ones are needed. A motion
by Arthur Coble to buy new ones at the best price
break and seconded by Ron Johnson. Motion car-
ried. Terry is to order the flags.
   Buddy Poppy sale was discussed and several
were sold at the Post Office. QM Stutts said that
we have several poppies on hand and will not
need any for a while.
   Commander McMasters covered the General
Orders for September 2010. Fall Council meeting
are at the North Raleigh Hilton on 8-10 October
2010. The meetings start Friday afternoon. Post
election reports were discussed at length. QM
Stutts stated that our election report was already
turned in too the District Commander and De-
   The VFW Programs were discussed and plans
are to get to the schools and to get the Voice of
Democracy, Patriots Pen and Teacher of the Year
Programs underway. The students at the schools
can learn a lot from our programs if they work
   The VFW Memorial was talked about and de-
cided to add four words to the Memorial, “ FREE-
DOM IS NOT FREE”. This was approved by the
VFW Post 8721 to be done. 
   Membership for the Post 8721 was discussed and
we have signed about 3 or 4 new members, which
is good. We need new memberships to grow and
get new ideas.
   A fundraiser was mentioned and decided to
discuss it later in the year. We normally sell BBQ
by the pound in the fall but may do it in the early
part of next year.
   With not further business and after the closing
prayers by QM Stutts the meeting was closed in
due form….
                         Submitted by Cary A. McMasters
Liberty American Legion Post 81
September 2010 Meeting
A meal of spaghetti, salad, rolls & apple cobbler was served to the 38 members
and guests present. The meal was prepared by Earl Morin, & Perry Marbert &
dessert by Cary McMasters.
   The meeting was opened by Commander Tommy Parham, after saluting the
colors, POW/MIA Ceremony and Pledge of Allegiance. The Commander did
a roll call of officers and a quorum was declared. There were several guests at
the meeting;
   Dario D. Phetmixay from E.R. and his family were at the meeting to report
on his week at North Carolina Tar Heel Boy’s State in June. He reported that it
was an interesting week and he had learned a lot about government.
   The Scout Unit Leaders were present to receive the plaque that was given at
the Department Convention in June. The Cub Scout Leaders were Joe & Trish
Redding for doing an outstanding job as den leaders.
    The 2010 Legionnaire of the Year Award was presented by District Com-
mander Tommy Parham. The 2010 Award went to Cary A. McMasters for
outstanding service to the American Legion Post 81 and to the community.
   The Ladies Auxiliary Unit 81was then excused for their meeting. The min-
utes from the August meeting was read and approved as read. A motion to
accept the minutes as read by Terry Stutts and seconded by Earl Morin. Mo-
tion carried. J.R. Beard gave finance report for the month.  Earl Morin moved
to accept the report as reported and seconded by Herbert Handley. Motion
   The Commander covered the monthly mailing……Fall Conference in Ral-
eigh, 14-17 October 2010. Cary, Tommy & Ritchie plan to attend. Reservations
by 02 October 2010.
Perry Marbert reported on the Boy’s State for next year. Ritchie York discussed
the Oratorical Contest and is getting the paperwork to the schools. Pull Tabs
for the Ronald McDonald house was discussed and all were asked to bring
tabs to meetings. Scout Awards, Law Officers, Employer’s of the Year were
other programs that were discussed. A $1000.00 Accidental Death card is
mailed with all paid members to be mailed to the Insurance Company and is
good until 2016. Please mail the cards in.
Sick Call
Harold Coley, L.T. Smith, Roy Coltrane & Jeff Cole.
    This membership year we have 115 paid which is about 50%. We need new
members and hopefully the present membership will renew.
   The Department Commander Bill Oxford’s Homecoming will be 18 Septem-
ber 2010 in Lenoir, N.C.
    The 15
District meeting will be in Asheboro, 12 September 2010 at 1p.m. A
III Division Meeting is to be held in Liberty Post 81 on 20 November 2010 at
1p with a meal. Hopefully Post 81 will have a good group to attend.
    A report on the Board Of Trustees was given which included future fund-
raisers. A golf tournament is planned for 23 October 2010 at Sandy Creek Golf
Club. BBQ Sale, eat in or Take Out on 13 November 2010. A Raffle is planned
for December with a $200.00 VISA Gift card. All these fundraisers will help
with the American Legion Programs we support.
    Helen Shephard reported on the Blood Drive and they collected 166 units of
blood that will help 498 people. Helen THANKED ALL that gave and helped
with the drive.
   A letter was read from Grady Lawson thanking all that made contributions
to the American Legion Baseball Program.
He said expenses for the two teams this year was around $15,000.00. He also
Thanked us again for our support.
   A special letter was read about Jeff Cole and his health issues and asking for
cards and calls and prayers for him at this time.
   A flyer for a Golf Tournament by the AMVETS Post 905 in Asheboro was
passed out for members to see.
   Cary McMasters gave a report on the Randolph County Veterans Council
meeting held in August. The Veteran’s Day Parade is November 11, 2010 at 4p
and a rain date on Sunday. A benefit for an Asheboro Veteran, Specialist
Joshua Craven was held a Holly Buff Camp in late August. Craven is in Walter
Reed Army Medical Center recovering from combat wounds.
  Tommy Heilig won the 50/50 and donated part of the money back to the

    With no further business and after closing prayer the
meeting was closed in due form.
                       Submitted by Cary A. McMasters, PDC
Local Blood Drives
Faith Community Nurse Blood Drive
First United Methodist Church
123 N. Fayetteville Street, Liberty
9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Call Lori Cobb or the office of First UMC at 622-
4682 to schedule your life saving
Shiloh Community
7394 Shiloh Ch. Rd., Liberty
1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
I Am Just A No Body ,
Trying To Tell Everybody About
Who Can Save AnyBody.
Try taking a step back letting go of your life. Our thoughts on how
we want our life to go  must cease. Why not let go and let GOD
have control of the wheel. It seems easy but its not. Fleshly wants
to interfere with GOD’s plan for us. What if we all grew a desire to
follow GOD. How great the little Town of Liberty, NC would be.
We have children, young and old walking around with their head
drooped to the ground lost, not because they can’t do nothing
about it. The world has told them drugs, sex, money, fame is all
they need. The devil is a Lier! I use to be apart of that game. I put
money, sex, drugs, and fame before GOD. Then what, I lose it all
only to come back to Jesus Christ with His loving arms spread out
wide welcoming me back in.  At that point in time I look back
trying to figure out how could GOD love me after all that which I
have done. What have I done to deserve something so great. Noth-
ing, nothing but hell fire and brim stones. Ephesian 2:8 “For by
grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of your-
selves; it is the  gift of GOD.” Jesus said in Corinthians 12:9 " my
grace is sufficient ( enough) for you, for my strength is made per-
fect in ( your) weakness". My brothers and sisters stop trying to
shut GOD out of your life and welcome Him in. You wonder why
your children are doing wrong, why won’t they just listen. Ask
yourself the same question. Why don't you listen, to the words
spoken by GOD, which has been spoken so many times. Man ,
that just my consciences talking, thats not the voice of God. I hear
this a lot, how could someone be so foolish? They think just be-
cause they don't see the sin in their life, that its not there. I'm not
perfect, I still deal with sin in my daily life, like pride. The ene-
my doesn't want you to have a relationship with Jesus. How many
times have you been in a place filled with people all around you,
and you hear someone calling your name. Its not your mind just
playing tricks on you. Stop hiding from the truth. Open up the
Word of GOD and dig deep. Pray to Jesus, it doesn't have to be
this long drawn out prayer. Talk to GOD as you would talk to a
person that you respect, love, and care for. Romans 12:11;14   And
do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of
sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off
the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us
walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness,
not in lewdness and lust not in strife and envy. But, put on the
Lord JESUS CHRIST and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill
its lusts. Liberty its is time for us to crawl out from under the rock
and let the light of Jesus Christ shine. Will you come? I love you
all, but most of all GOD loves you...   By Miles Lee Hopson
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Liberty American Legion Post 81
At 604 South Greensboro Street
Saturday, November 13, 2010
11:00 a.m.--------7:00p.m.
$6.00 per plate or $7:00 per lb.
BBQ, Baked Beans, Slaw, Chips, Rolls
D Coffee, Tea, & Lemonade Assorted desserts
Proceeds go to American Legion Programs American
Legion Baseball, Boy’s State, Oratorical Contest,
Sew Together
Celebrate the Art and Tradition of
Liberty Public Library
Sunday, October 24 - 2:00 PM
For information, please phone 622-4605
This program is free and the public is invited.
Refreshments will be served.
In addition to providing warmth and comfort on
a cold winter’s night,Quilts tell the stories of our lives
-- births, weddings, friendships and
deaths. Today, as in the past, quilting
guilds in communities
America ensure that this
art form continues.
Thursday, November 4, at 2PM
Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church
123 N. Fayetteville Street, Liberty
Information on 2011 Medicare Changes
Jo Ellen Needham and Lori Cobb
Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
You may be eligible for extra help if
you can not pay for your medications?
Come see if you qualify.
Find out about Medicare Part D,
Advantage Plans and Medicare Supplements
Call 622-4682 if you have questions
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Saturday, October 23, 4-7pm
Tabernacle UM
C Boy Scout Troop 426
Barbeque Dinner
Barbeque Pork Dinner: BBQ sliced or chopped, baked
beans, coleslaw, roll, dessert, beverage. Adults: $6; kids:
$4. Eat in or take. Pounds - chopped or sliced: $6; Pork
Butts (10-12 pds. uncooked
wt.) - $25.
Butts must be pre-ordered
by 10/20 at 674-9848 or
5601 Liberty Road, Greens-
Staley Fire Dept Annual BBQ Supper
Saturday Oct 9 (4 to 8pm)
Eat In Or Take Out
$7 A Plate (BBQ, Slaw, Hushpuppies, FF,
Desert, Tea) or $7 Per pound
**Will Be Ac-
cepting Can
Food Donation
For Church
Food Bank***
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Thursday, November 4, at 2PM
Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church
123 N. Fayetteville Street, Liberty
Information on 2011 Medicare Changes
Jo Ellen Needham and Lori Cobb
Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

You may be eligible for extra help if
you can not pay for your medications?
Come see if you qualify.
Find out about Medicare Part D,
Advantage Plans and Medicare Supplements
Call 622-4682 if you have questions
Liberty School Fall Festival
Friday, October 8th 2010 4 PM – 8 PM
Chicken Pie or Tender Dinner 5 PM – 7 PM
Adults $6 Kids 12 & under $3
In or Take Out
Purchase a wristband for $20 each
and get unlimited rides on all inflatables!!
Pre order wrist bands from Masten’s Music and Art or
Woosley Photography for $15.00 from September 20th
through October 6th
Shady Grove Baptist Church
BBQ or Hamburger Steak Dinner
@Staley Fire Dept.
Oct. 23rd
Supper starts @ 2-7pm
Auction starts @ 7pm
$7 plates
(Ages Under 4 FREE)
Please Join us for our
BB&T Annual Customer Appreciation Day
Wednesday October 20, 2010
11:00 am to 3 p.m.
We’ll be serving BBQ with all the fixins
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Town of Ramseur Hosts
Exhibit by Eddie E. Lester
The Town of Ramseur will host an art exhibit entitled "Ramseur and
Beyond" from September 9 through October 21. This joint exhibit
will include both a photography collection by Eddie E. Lester featur-
ing portraits, landscapes, flowers and critters from Ramseur, Frank-
linville and beyond, and a collection of woodwork and crafts by
Fred Morgan.Eddie Lester, owner of Eddie Lester Photography in
Ramseur, specializes in creating innovative portraits for individuals,
families and groups. Eddie's interest in photography blossomed
later in life than most. At age 54, he faced a crossroads in his life.
Although employed in textiles, he was faced with the potential that
his job would not last until he reached retirement. Believing that an
unemployed textile worker near retirement age would have a diffi-
cult time landing a job, he began investigating the potential of going
back to school to train for a new vocation. During this period of
uncertainty, Eddie's wife, Vickie, encouraged him to develop some
computer skills. A complete novice, Eddie began working with an
old computer obtained from his sister-in-law, and eventually de-
cided to obtain a digital camera. Eddie purchased a 5 megapixel
digital camera and began taking pictures of everything. He quickly
realized that he had a natural aptitude for photography, a fact which
was reinforced by the ravings of family and friends. In 2005, a year
after that pivotal camera purchase, Eddie decided to return to Ran-
dolph Community College full time to pursue a degree in photogra-
phy. Despite suffering a heart attack in his second semester of the
program, Eddie continued to persevere and in August of 2008 he
received an Associate of Applied Science in Photography degree
with a concentration in Portrait Studio Management. He immedi-
ately opened Eddie Lester Photography which is currently located at
his home at 5833 Old Siler City Road in Ramseur. Although his in-
door and outdoor studio is a work in progress, he offers the services
of a full-service studio, including weddings, reunions, babies, chil-
dren, families, seniors, sports, pets, glamour, and lifestyle photogra-
phy. Eddie takes pride in viewing each person as an individual with
individual needs, and he particularly enjoys creating beautiful col-
lages that are highly personalized. Samples of Eddie's work are
available for viewing on his website: www.elphotographync.com.
 Fred Morgan was born the son of a Montgomery County carpen-
ter. He recalls working with his dad from an early age, and states
that he hasn't been able to get woodworking out of his system.
Thus, he still enjoys meddling in his backyard cabinet shop as a
retiree. Despite his affinity for woodworking, Fred has never
made a living at the craft. He spent four years in the Navy as a
young man, after which he landed a job as an industrial engineer
at Ramtex. After 23 years with Ramtex, he left to take a similar job
with Stedman, and eventually moved on to become manager of
purchasing at the Elastex plant of Texfi Co. Fred ultimately retired
from Texfi after eighteen years of service. Although now retired,
Fred continues to spend time in his workshop, and he jokingly
states that his hobby helps to keep him off the street. Fred's re-
tirement has not left him idle. In addition to his woodworking,
Fred enjoys gardening and he serves as the lead trustee at First
Christian Church in Ramseur. Fred and his wife, Dot (whom Fred
met by knocking on the wrong door when calling on a date in an
unfamiliar neighborhood), have lived in Ramseur for 55 years.
They have two daughters and one granddaughter. This joint ex-
hibit, on display at Ramseur Town Hall located at 724 Liberty
Street in Ramseur, will open with a reception on September 9,
2010 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free
event which is sponsored by Ramseur's Downtown Revitalization
Committee. Refreshments will be served. For more information,
please feel free to contact me. I hope you will drop by for the re-
ception Thursday evening to meet Eddie and Fred and view their
work. If you are unable to make it to the reception, please make
plans to visit during regular business hours to view the exhibit.
Thanks, Kevin P. Franklin, Town Administrator, Ramseur
First Class FREE!!!
208 E Swannanoa Ave
Liberty, NC 27298
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Ph 622-3255 / 215-0518
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ZUMBA combines high energy and motivating music
with unique moves and combinations that allow you to
dance away your worries, ZUMBA is not only great for
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Providence Grove High
Congratulations to the 2010
Homecoming court.
Freshman Court:
Paige Brady
Savannah Cole
Chloe Dixon
Blakeley Fogleman
Sophomore Court:
Allison Gamble
Ashlyn Hodges
Nadia Routh
Chandler Smith
Junior Court:
Paris Alston
Lia Johnson
Sydney Shoffner
Madison Thomas
Brooke Whitt
Senior Court:
Maggie Barrington
Leah Bianco
Brenna Dodson
Casey Haithcox
Jessie Loftis
Ana Martinez
Kirsti Oxendine
October 15th Friday 4:30pm
Providence Grove
High School
Homecoming Parade
Theme “Board Games”
Come Out And See
A Great Parade
Community Yard Sale
Oct 15, 16, 17
4984 Starmount Rd - Liberty
Everyone Welcome To Set Up
There Is No Set Up Fee
Campers Are Welcome
Camping In The Ruff
There Will Be Farm Equipment ECT
All Kinds Of Stuff
Bring Your Goods
And Sale For 3
For More Info
Call Roger At
No Alcohol Or
Drugs Allowed
NCBAM Program
On Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 2:00 the SALT Council (Seniors And Law
Enforcement Together) will have a presentation on the NC Baptist Aging Minis-
try (NCBAM) at the Randleman Senior Center, 144 W. Academy Street, Randle-
man. Speaker Debbie Pilson from NCBAM will discuss the services NCBAM
provides to the senior community. Refreshments will be provided. This pro-
gram is open to the public. The SALT Council is a partnership of law enforce-
ment, senior citizens and community groups who work together to reduce the
victimization of older adults. For more information contact SALT Secretary,
Margie DiDona at the Asheboro Senior Center at 625-3389 or 1-800-252-2899.
In Liberty
Why not take a stroll downtown Liberty....
Why not set a spell with your best friends and catch
up on a bench on main street....
Why not set under the gazebo and remember the
good olde days with friends....
Experience Liberty This Fall!!!!!!
SAHM has 2 FT openings available:
*$65 weekly fee includes: meals, art, aca-
demic works, and most field trips!!
*sibling discounts I am a married, mother
of 4 who lives about 2 miles from Liberty
Elementary. I have kept children for over 7
years in my home and before I worked as a
Pre-K teacher for a daycare program. I am
currently enrolled in schooling to earn my
BA degree in Psychology with a minor in
Child Development. My hours are de-
pendent on the care you need!!
*also offering drop-off care and school bus
drop off afterschool care!
Call Nichole at 336-839-0476 (dial 336) or
email @ nlhg0721@aol.com
F/T Sales position for wholesale floral
supply telephone sales. Full-time with
some weekends. Benefits available.
send resume to billy@hardins.com
For Sale Wanted / Services
124 W Swannanoa Ave
Historic Downtown Liberty
Call To Visit 622-2929 or 339-9313
Must See To Appreciate
*Facade Grant Available*
*Contact Town Hall For Info*
Front And Back Entrance
Office 1,080 sq ft
Warehouse 650 sq ft
For Sale
All Your Sewing
Brenda Rathbone
6415 Richland Ch Rd
Ph 541-2454
Locals Make A Difference Downtown
Rhonda Murray, owner and operator of Liberty Hard-
ware, has kept our downtown in style for each season
and holiday. However, I believe a lot do not know sev-
eral people help behind the scene. Many thanks to our
local folks who shared their cornstalks this year for the
festive touch. Thanks goes to Mr Sonny Cheek, Mr James
Pike and Jewel Sawyer. If we all would take a small step
as other do, our town will get better and better. The best
part, is that if everyone would do a little a big impact can

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