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Events February 8th Civitan Soup Pg.7 8th Town Meeting Pg 1 10th Town Meeting Pg 1 12 blood drive pg 15 13th Town Meeting Pg 1 17 Town Budget pg 13 20 servsafe pg 8 22 blood drive pg 15

Future Events March 13thPancakes Pg.13 14th BBQ Supper Pg.7 18 Chamber Luncheon 21 Rotary Raffle pg 8 28 blood drive pg 25 Deadline Next Issue

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Liberty: We Are At The Crossroads Story by Trish Redding I'm a lifelong resident of Liberty. At the age of almost half a century, I feel like I may have some valuable knowledge of the town my great-great-great grandparents settled in. I hear negative remarks all the time about how we are a dying town. Locals don't support local businesses. I see a lot of finger pointing, but until we acknowledge a few things from our past, nothing will change. People who have lived here less than 30 years may need to gain some understanding of what Liberty used to be like before the decline. Growing up in Liberty in the 1970's was wonderful! Most, if not all, of our parents had jobs in town. Jobs in the many factories were plentiful. We had appliance stores, shoe stores, clothing stores, two full size grocery stores, car dealerships, etc. Curtis Theater was the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights to watch the latest movies. The restaurants always drew good crowds and had consistently good food. We also drew in plenty of out of town people because of our alcohol sales (neighboring towns at the time were dry). The climate began changing in the early 1980's. The hosiery mills were closing their doors. Kellwood (which is the building behind the Liberty Showcase) was the last one to close. My mom was the plant nurse there. I can remember sneaking in to see her after school. She ended up going to Greensboro to take a nursing job. Everyone else had to find employment elsewhere. Liberty did not have enough jobs for all of these people. Gregson Furniture (now known as Charter), which employed my dad, was the only one that stayed. I was young, but I remember the sadness that was felt all over town. People settled into their new jobs outside of town. They drove to Greensboro, Asheboro, Siler City, or even further for work. They learned to do their business while they were out of town for convenience. The small Liberty businesses struggled and suffered through the loss of the people. Liberty became a bedroom community only. It was a place to sleep between working. And the citizens for a long time were okay with that identity. Fast forward to the past ten years and we see new interest in revitalizing Liberty. New people are moving to this town all the time to take advantage of its peace and quiet. It's time for us to appreciate the gem we really have. We want our town to survive. In light of recent events, we've realized it's time to put our money where our mouth is. Those old habits of leaving town to shop must stop. If it can be bought in Liberty, It must be bought in Liberty. If the service can be done in Liberty, It must be done in Liberty. Perhaps, with this renewed commitment to our town, we can improve. I'm proud to say I live in this town. I work in this town. My husband works in this town. I raise my children in this town. Most importantly, I thank God every day I'm in this town.

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Town Of Liberty Public Hearing Topic Police Dept Reminder: The first of three Public Hearings in February to discuss the Police Department is this Saturday February 8, 2020 10AM at Town Hall. The other Hearings are scheduled for Monday February 10, 2020 at 6PM and Thursday February 13,2020 at 6PM. Let your voice be heard. Come Learn Info. Knowledge is POWER.

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For 2019, 61,367 pounds total of food was distributed at an average of 5,114 pounds per month. A total of 65,573 pounds of food was received into the LAC Food Pantry with and average intake of 5,464 pounds per month and 34,164 pounds total of food was obtained from Second Harvest Food Bank. The LAC served 1,241 families totaling 2,212 adults and 1,269 children. A special thank you goes to all the volunteers who work tirelessly to make the LAC a vital ministry in Liberty. We also appreciate the local food drives that help to keep the Food Pantry stocked. The detailed report for 2019 is attached. Please share these numbers with your church congregation or organization. Regards, Liberty Association of Churches Judy Herndon, Secretary

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HUMP DAY!!! Rocca’s is more than a bakery! We feature a full coffee bar with hot, cold and frozen espresso coffee drinks, frappes, smoothies and house drip coffees! The bakery offers a large selection of hand-crafted French, Italian and Southern pastries, cakes by the slice, custom designed celebration and wedding cakes, cupcakes, bars, cookies, breads, candies, pies, donuts and lots more! Enjoy our ice cream bar featuring HOMELAND CREAMERY ice cream for your frozen desserts, banana splits, floats and milkshakes! ROCCA’S BAKERY Mon-Friday 7:30am-5pm Saturday 7:30am-5pm 176 NC Hwy 49 N Ramseur, NC 27316

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Hump Day Dinner 6pm - 8pm 2nd Wednesday of each month

You Are Invited Bethany United Methodist Church 6151 Bethany Way, Staley FREE DINNER Come One - Come All

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The Burlington Writers Club is now accepting entries for its Annual Spring Contest. This is our 64th Anniversary Year. The contest is open to adult writers in Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Guilford, Orange, Randolph and Rockingham Counties. Cash prizes are offered in eight categories, and rules are available at most area libraries, at the Captain White House,(Alamance Arts)in Graham, NC, and on our website at www.burlingtonwritersclub.org. Also, for a copy of these rules, email your request to lreittin@rtelco.net. Contest deadline is March 14th, 2020, so don’t delay. The Burlington Writers Club is a Member Group of the Alamance Arts.

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Randolph County Environmental Health to offer a ServSafe Food Handler’s Class


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Have you ever wondered “am I cooking this to the right temperature”, or “is this still good to eat, because I accidentally left it out”? Does your organization do fundraising that involves food? Do you have volunteers that handle the food? Do you want to make sure the food is safe? Well this free food education class is for you. During the class, you will gain the knowledge of basic food safety principles that you can apply to your everyday life. The free class will be held on February 20, 2020 from 6-8:30pm at Randolph County Public Health, Asheboro, NC. 27205. If you have any questions about the class, contact the Randolph County Environmental Health office at 336-318-6262.

March 21 Liberty Rotary Club Fundraiser Proceeds To Support Rotary Charities

Reverse Raffle and Steak Dinner Last Ticket Drawn Wins $5,000 For Each $100 contribution to The Liberty Rotary Club offers one numbered ticket in a supervised benefit drawings Side raffles and chances for more tickets available Additional $25 bring a guest 6pm Door Open for Cocktail Hour 6:30pm Dinner 7:30pm Drawing Begins Location The Siler City Moose Lodge 721 Alston Bridge Rd, Siler City Tickets Available From Any Liberty Rotary Member Locations available Big A Auto Parts, Liberty Fidelity

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*Special financing offers valid on qualifying systems only. All sales must be to homeowners in the United States. Void where prohibited. The Home Projects Visa card is issued by Wells Fargo Financial National Bank. Special terms apply to qualifying purchases charged with approved credit at participating merchants. The special terms APR will continue to apply until all qualifying purchases are paid in full. 0% APR/60 Months: The minimum monthly payment will be the amount that will pay for the purchase in full in equal payments during the special terms period. For newly opened accounts, the regular APR is 27.99%. The APR will vary with the market based on the U.S. Prime Rate. The regular APR is given as of 1/10/2012. If you are charged interest in any billing cycle, the minimum interest charge will be $1.00. The regular APR will apply to certain fees such as a late payment fee or if you use the card for other transactions. If you use the card for cash advances, the cash advance fee is 5.0% of the amount of the cash advance, but not less than $10.00. Monthly payment if shown based on $7,100 purchase.

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CONTINUE: a poem By Maya Angelou

My wish for you
 Is that you continue Continue To be who and how you are
 To astonish a mean world
 With your acts of kindness Continue To allow humor to lighten the burden
 Of your tender heart Continue In a society dark with cruelty
 To let the people hear the grandeur
 Of God in the peals of your laughter Continue To let your eloquence
 Elevate the people to heights
 They had only imagined Continue To remind the people that
 Each is as good as the other
 And that no one is beneath
 Nor above you Continue To remember your own young years
 And look with favor upon the lost
 And the least and the lonely

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 And count that as a
 Natural action to be expected Continue To let gratitude be the pillow
 Upon which you kneel to
 Say your nightly prayer
 And let faith be the bridge
 You build to overcome evil
 And welcome good Continue To ignore no vision
 Which comes to enlarge your range
 And increase your spirit Continue To dare to love deeply
 And risk everything
 For the good thing Continue To float
 Happily in the sea of infinite substance
 Which set aside riches for you
 Before you had a name Continue And by doing so
 You and your work
 Will be able to continue

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Civitan Soup Saturday February 8th

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BBQ Supper Mar. 14, Sat 5:00 till 8:00 Hickory Grove UMC 10068 Silk Hope Liberty Rd. Eat in or take out

Continue To put the mantle of your protection
 Around the bodies of
 The young and defenseless Continue To take the hand of the despised
 And diseased and walk proudly with them
 In the high street
 Some might see you and
 Be encouraged to do likewise Continue To plant a public kiss of concern
 On the cheek of the sick

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The Liberty Leader Newspaper Liberty Chamber Monthly Newsletter Written by: Amanda Pabst

Chamber members, it’s time to renew your Liberty Chamber membership! Thank you for your continued support of our organization and the community! A lot of exciting growth has taken place over the last year including an increase in member participation! In 2019 we hosted the largest banquet, luncheons, and Christmas parade the Chamber has seen in years! We gained 11 new members and hosted 5 ribbon cuttings! We’ve been working hard to promote the area and local businesses. Through our website, social media, and monthly newsletters we are able to connect on a daily basis with potential visitors to our area as well as residents to keep them updated on local events and offerings from our businesses. Website visits have been increasing dramatically – on average monthly web visits are about 41% higher than they were the previous year for the same month. We have gained 257 new followers on our Facebook page and over 100 new followers on our Instagram! That’s a lot of exposure for your business!! We encourage you to take full advantage of your membership by letting us help to promote any special events, sales, or job openings that you may have on our social media accounts and on the Chamber website. Let us help you grow your business by taking part in our Business After Hours where you can highlight your business and let other members know what services you offer! Take part in our quarterly education classes on various business topics! Sponsor events where your name will be showcased and advertised to the community! We would like to thank you for your involvement, investment, and dedication to the Liberty Chamber and hope we can count on you again this year to make 2020 even more successful!

Please remit membership dues by February 28th

SAVE THE DATE!! March 18th – Annual Spring Luncheon Location: The Liberty Event Center Time: 12 -1

April 25th – Annual Chamber Banquet and Silent Auction Location: The Roost at Butler Farm Time: 5:30-10

July 11th – Celebrate Liberty Festival **The Liberty Chamber will now be hosting the annual Celebrate Liberty Festival Please stayed tuned for more important information regarding the festival and possible sponsorship opportunities!!

If you would like to become a Chamber Member please contact us for an application and member benefit brochure. If you have any questions, please contact the Liberty Chamber 336- 622- 4937 libertychamber@rtelco.net www.libertychambernc.com Like us on Facebook @libertychambernc Follow us on Instagram @libertychambernc

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February 2020

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My Child,


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An intimate message from God to you.

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1 I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2 I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3 Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31 For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27 In me you live and move and have your being. Acts 17:28 For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28 I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5 I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12 You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16 I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. Acts 17:26 You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14 I knit you together in your mother's womb. Psalm 139:13 And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6 I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me. John 8:41-44 I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. 1 John 4:16 And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 1 John 3:1 Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. 1 John 3:1 I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. Matthew 7:11 For I am the perfect father. Matthew 5:48 Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. James 1:17 For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. Matthew 6:31-33 My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11 Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3 My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. Psalm 139:17-18 And I rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 I will never stop doing good to you. Jeremiah 32:40 For you are my treasured possession. Exodus 19:5 I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. Jeremiah 32:41 And I want to show you great and marvelous things. Jeremiah 33:3 If you seek me with all your heart,you will find me. Deuteronomy 4:29 Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 For it is I who gave you those desires. Philippians 2:13 I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. Ephesians 3:20 For I am your greatest encourager. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. Psalm 34:18 As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. Isaiah 40:11 One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. Revelation 21:3-4 And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. Revelation 21:3-4 I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. John 17:23 For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. John 17:26 He is the exact representation of my being. Hebrews 1:3 He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Romans 8:31 And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. 1 John 4:10 I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32 If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. 1 John 2:23 And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. Romans 8:38-39 Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. Luke 15:7 I have always been Father, and will always be Father. Ephesians 3:14-15 My question is… Will you be my child? John 1:12-13 I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32

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February 2020 PD Alternatives

The Liberty Town Council is researching all available alternatives to increase services while reducing costs. One of the items being considered is whether there is an alternative to constructing a new police department facility. Town staff is compiling data that will provide the Council with the best available information to make a decision on the future of the Police Department. Your input is requested and greatly appreciated. Are you a resident of the Town of Liberty? Yes No Do you think the Town should borrow money to construct a new police department facility? Yes No Would you support a tax increase to maintain the same level of service and build a new police department facility? Yes No Other: If the Sheriff can provide the same or higher level of service at lower cost, would you support the town entering into contract with the Sheriff Department? Yes No Other:

What other concerns do you have that you feel the Council should consider?

Take this Poll Provided by the Town Of Liberty Do it online www.liberty-nc.com Or cut this out and take to Town Hall

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Division 8 - Request for Public Comment on Projects There will be a three-day open house held at NCDOT Division 8 headquarters at 121 DOT Drive in Carthage for in-person input about potential projects in Chatham, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, and Scotland counties. Interested residents can attend the open house during regular business hours on Feb. 3-5 to get a chance to submit project ideas and talk with NCDOT staff. Click here for dates and times. Residents who can’t make the open house can still be part of the process by contacting Bryan Kluchar, PE, of the Division 8 office at bdkluchar@ncdot.gov; NCDOT Division 8, 121 DOT Drive, Carthage, NC 28327; or 910-773-8021 during the 30-day comment period. If you are unable to make the open house in your respective Division, feedback can be submitted online by visiting the following site: https:// p6projectsubmittal.metroquest.com/. The 2023-2032 STIP draft plan will be released in February 2022, with a vote on it by the Board of Transportation the following summer.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Meeting For Police Dept January 15, 2020Liberty, NC - The Town of Liberty Council has been confronted with a very difficult reality thatthe cost of building a new police department facility will result in the need to either increaserevenues, decrease services, or find some other alternative. As such, the Council has instructedstaff to research alternative options, such as sharing services with the Randolph County Sherifffor law enforcement services in the Town of Liberty.At this time, this is an information gathering exercise in order to provide the Liberty TownCouncil with the best possible data upon which to base their decision.There will be a Council Work Session on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Liberty Town Halllocated at 239 S. Fayetteville Street. A series of public hearings will be scheduled throughout themonth of February.There is a survey available on www.Liberty-NC.com and at Town Hall if you can’t make theCouncil Meetings or public hearings. You are also welcome to call 336-622-4276 or emailtownhall@townoflibertync.org. Town Of Liberty Public Hearing Topic Police Dept Reminder: The first of three Public Hearings in February to discuss the Police Department is this Saturday February 8, 2020 10AM at Town Hall. The other Hearings are scheduled for Monday February 10, 2020 at 6PM and Thursday February 13,2020 at 6PM.

Budget Info There will be a Public Hearing for early citizen input on the Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Budget at the regular monthly Work Session meeting on Monday February 17, 2020 at 5:30PM.

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to one of our very own Liberty natives.On December 28,2019, Aj Bowden had a wrestling match in Burlington, North Carolina. The event was held at the Positive Youth Recreation Center. Aj won the championship wrestling belt for the Rising Generation League title. Aj Bowden is a 2013 graduate of Providence Grove High School in Climax,North Carolina. He is a professional wrestler for the CWF-MIDATLANTIC WRESTLING FEDERATION and the FIRESTAR PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING company.Congratulations Aj !

New Eagle Scout On January 6, 2020, Seth Lindley, son of Brent and Kerri Lindley of Ramseur, NC was honored for earning the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award. Seth earned his award on October 16, 2019. He is a member of Troop 508 in Ramseur, North Carolina, which is sponsored by Jordan Memorial United Methodist Church in Ramseur. For his Eagle Project, Seth improved and enhanced the cemetery of Richland Baptist Church in Asheboro, NC. Seth along with his family and volunteers from Troop 508 removed the over grown shrubs, planted new shrubs and trees, poured a sidewalk for easy access to the cemetery from the driveway and added a park bench. Upon being awarded the Eagle Scout rank, Seth also earned two palms pins. He has served his troop as S e n i o r P a t r o l L e a d e r, Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader and Order of the Arrow Representative. Seth is a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow. Seth, 15 years old and in the 9th grade, attends Chatham Charter School in Siler City NC. He plans to remain active in his Troop and the Order of the Arrow.

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Liberty Police Dept Training Story via Liberty Police Dept Recently, we’ve had a lot of questions about our training standards. We agree that is a fair question. We don’t usually like to brag, but I guess we're allowed sometimes... So, here are a few details (that we don’t normally share) of the thorough and extensive training our officers attend. This is by no means an all-encompassing list. Prior to 2015, each Liberty Police Department Officer achieved just over the minimum training requirements set by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Commission, or approximately 25 training hours per calendar year. Since that time, we have been focusing on individual and department-wide training. This has resulted in a total of 3,738 training hours, or 311.5 hours per officer, or approximately 104 hours per officer, per year. Yes that is right...4 times the training you need to be a police officer in North Carolina is what we average! Why do we do this? For you. The people we serve, to provide the best possible service! We currently employ ten full-time officers and two reserve officers. Of these, we have three officers with their Advanced Law Enforcement Certification. An additional officer's application for another Advanced Certificate is pending approval with the state. This certification requires that officers have a minimum of twelve years of service with 960 hours of classroom training. A fifth officer has his Intermediate Certificate and is almost ready to apply for his Advanced. The Chief has 2 Baccalaureate Degrees from NCSU, and 5 officers have Associates Degrees and are working on their Baccalaureate Degrees.

Lt Col Donald Moore Memorial Blood Drive 28 March 2020 Liberty American Legion Post 81

604 S. Greensboro Street 8:00 a.m. 'til... Donors are needed to fill the time slots and the more donors we get the longer the drive will run. The Scouts and Liberty Association of Churches are not having a drive, maybe later in the year. If you can donate, they need name, phone number, time of appointment, e mail, best time to call, and do you need a reminder call day before the drive. We want this drive to be huge success…………. Contact Cary McMaster Email carymcmasters@gmail.com

We currently employ three North Carolina Commission Certified law enforcement instructors, one TASER instructor and two firearm instructors. Outside agencies request our help with their agency’s training needs as well. Having two firearms instructors in-house allows us to train more frequently and it shows, we require a higher score to qualify than the State standard and also most surrounding agency’s standards. One of our officers even volunteers his time in our community as a NC Hunter Education Instructor to help educate our youth about hunting and firearms safety. We take great pride in the variety of our training. Our officers have trained (and continue to update) in the following: NCSHP High Speed and Precision Driving School-a week-long intensive driving school, RADAR and LIDAR Speed Enforcement, Standardized Field Sobriety training, Intoximeter EC/IR II, alcohol screening devices, North Carolina Division of Criminal Information certification, Police Law Institute-a two week in-depth legal course, solo response to an active shooter, Narcan administration training, death investigations, opioid awareness training, TASER and other less-lethal training, crime scene management, annual legal update, child abuse and sexual assault investigation, advanced firearms courses-such as patrol rifle school, first-line supervision, statement analysis, interview and interrogation, property crimes, narcotics investigations, stop sticks (pursuit termination devices), hazardous materials training, bloodborne pathogens training, crisis, communication and de-escalation techniques, CPR, various armorer schools to maintain department weapons in-house, force on force training, with many if not most of these classes taught by the premier law enforcement training organization in North Carolina-the North Carolina Justice Academy and yes it's at no additional expense to you the Liberty taxpayers to use the NC Justice Academy for these classes.

Other Blood Drives : Wed February 12 Plesant Union UMC 5929 Coble Church Rd
 Liberty, NC 27298 02:30 PM - 07:00 PM ——————— Saturday, February 22, 2020 Cane Creek Friends Meeting Church 719 W. Greensboro Chapel Hill Road Snow Camp, NC 27349 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM

So if you are still with me at this point, I congratulate you and we all appreciate your support over all these years.

Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

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DENTISTRY Edward Scott DDS - Erin Scott DDS

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STATEPOINT CROSSWORD THEME: BE MY VALENTINE ACROSS 1. *AbÈlard to HÈloÔse 6. C.E.O.'s degree 9. a.k.a Snowmobile 13. Make amends 14. Over, poetically 15. Garlic unit 16. ____ lazuli 17. New, prefix 18. Bumpkin 19. *St. Valentine's Day Massacre city 21. James Bond's drink of choice 23. Building annex 24. Galsworthy's "The Forsyte ____" 25. MD, familiarly 28. Land of Nod, in relation to Eden 30. Hire for work 35. Part of an eye 37. Feudal laborer 39. Request from Amazon 40. Waterproofed canvas 41. Bunch of bees 43. Black cat, e.g. 44. Apollo of "Rocky" 46. Roofed colonnade 47. X in a letter 48. Medicinal herb 50. Tangerine-grapefruit hybrid 52. Tennis barrier 53. Hold as a conviction 55. End of a fuse? 57. *____ Valentine, a.k.a. humorous Valentine 61. *One of star-crossed lovers 65. Beyond's occasional partner 66. E.T. transporter 68. Wombs 69. Hansen's disease patient 70. Young canine 71. *Flirt 72. *They used to be each other's Valentines 73. Attempt 74. Passover meal

DOWN 1. Barber's supply 2. Arizona's neighbor 3. Serengeti antelope 4. *Like a bottle of champagne 5. "Goodwill Industries" business 6. *Unfortunate consequence of kissing? 7. Busy as a what? 8. *Pleasant bouquet smell 9. Vegas bandit 10. Mischievous Norse deity 11. ____-tempered 12. Sub station 15. *Roxane's pen pal 20. "Heart of ____," Blondie's hit 22. Well-kept secret, for some 24. Strata, sing. 25. *Go ____, or split the cost of a date 26. Estrogen maker 27. The smallest dwarf planet 29. Uses a Singer 31. Get the picture 32. Short for administrator 33. Goslings, when they grow up 34. *German artist or Young's partner 36. "Singes" in "La PlanËte des Singes" 38. *Mr. Right, pre-kiss 42. Tiny European republic 45. Jackie Robinson, e.g. 49. Princess tester 51. "My two cents," pl. 54. Do like Vesuvius 56. *HÈloÔse to AbÈlard 57. Wide river valley 58. Wild goat 59. Uh-uh 60. "The Three Faces of ____," pl. 61. Printer button 62. Old paint hazard 63. Gaelic tongue 64. *Wedding cake layer

67. "___ Elise"

Gwen Taylor - Owner / Preparer 728 S Greensboro St, Liberty Ph 336-622-5722 Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

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Insurance of the Carolinas would like to welcome its newest team member, Chris Turner! Chris joined our IOC team in December 2019 and we are so excited to have him on board. He is a lifelong member of the Liberty community and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. When he’s not hard at work, Chris enjoys volunteering with the Boy Scouts as an assistant scout leader as well as serving on the planning and zoning board of Liberty. If you would like a review on your current insurance policy, give Chris a call today at 336-451-1536 or stop by the office and say “Hi” !

Great Make A Wish Request Local known by many, Steve Seaboch, made his request to visit and eat at Kidd’s Place on additional time. So on Wed Jan 15, the staff and owners at Kidd’s Place along with friends had a special table for this special guest on his special day. Steve had invited several friends to meet him there. It was so awesome seeing all the people clap and stand for Steve as he walked in. The gleam on his face was overwhelming to watch . So glad the staff at Cross Roads Retirement Community in Asheboro make Steve’s wish come true. Cross Road Retirement Community has been serving great folks for 35 years and you can reach them 336-629-7811

Liberty Chiropractic Center 104 N Greensboro St, Liberty Phone (336)622-1600 ———————————————————

“Neck Pain, Knee Pain, Back Pain, Headaches, Family Wellness Care, Ear Infections, Allergies, Asthma, Scoliosis, Healthier Children, Bed Wetting, Pregnancy, Depression & Anxiety”

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Answer Key

Liberty Cubscouts Pack 502 will be out and about Today passing out Scouting for Food Door Hangers. Be on the lookout for them!! Next Saturday you’re bound to see the Liberty BSA Troop 502 picking up all of your donations! All donations go to the Liberty Food Pantry and back into our Community! Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

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RCC Radiography Department offering online information sessions Randolph Community College’s Radiography Department is now offering RAD information sessions online to make it easier to work into students’ schedules. The sessions are required for admission to the Radiography Program. To participate, go to the RCC Radiography Department’s homepage https://www.randolph.edu/radiography-home.html and click on the “Click here for an online information session” button to get started. Users will have to enter basic information about themselves, watch a presentation, and then print out handouts. There also are face-to-face sessions Wednesday, Feb. 12, from noon-1 p.m., and Wednesday, April 29, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Both sessions are in room 104 of the Health & Science Center on the Asheboro Campus. For information, call 336-633-0222.

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