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Events MARCH 14th BBQ Supper pg.9 13th PJ’s & Pancakes Pg.17 21st Chicken Dinner Pg.13 25th Chicken Dinner Pg.17 28th Blood Drive Pg.18

Future Events

April 4th Chicken Pie Dinner Pg.5 18th Plant Sale Pg.5

Deadline Next Issue

March 27th

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Liberty Police Service Outsourcing Exploration Canceled February 13, 2020 Liberty, NC - The Liberty Town Council, after having held a series of citizen input sessions, negotiating in earnest with the Sheriff’s Office and conducting research has abandoned pursuing a contract for police services with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. We would like to thank the citizens, business owners, neighbors and stakeholders for their input and concern regarding the services provided by the Liberty Police Department. The outpouring of support for our PD has been appreciated, informative and ultimately decisive as to whether the Town should contract with the Sheriff.. The Liberty Town Council has heard the concerned citizens and agrees it is in the best interest of the Town to maintain an in-house police department. Beginning Monday February 17, 2020 at the regularly scheduled 5:30PM Council Work Session, the Council will reexamine any and all options for a home for the police.

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Your Home. Upgrade To Our MyHome WI-FI And Get 3 MONTHS FREE! | 336.622.7900 Router does not increase your Internet speed. Restric ons may apply. 50 Mbps or higher requires a MyHome WI-FI Router. Addi onal fees may apply. Based on structure of home or business. Offer expires 4.30.20.

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ee our selection an Pro mowers. Blue Horseshoe Antiques 2 year manufacturer and Collectibles, LLC warranty. 147 King Road - Ramseur, NC. 27316 Phone: 336-964-1499 Check us out on Facebook and Instagram

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146 acres, old 421 Rd. North near Liberty city limits, long railroad frontage, 70+ acres clear, $10,000 per acre as a whole 26 acres with long paved road front, older farm home with replacement windows, gas pac central heat and air, several older farm buildings.$239,000 25 heavily wooded mature hardwood, 1,000 ft. on Liberty Grove Church Rd.,(now reduced price!) $199,900. Hours Property is in an estate and must be sold as a packge. Mon Closed Building lots from 1/2 to 3 acres in all areas around Liberty. Tue-Thu 10:30am -10pm Some are site built only lots, some modular, some doublewide Fri-Sat 10:30am-11pm & single wide lots. $22,000 to 39,900 and some are with Sun 10:30am-10pm owner financing Call us for single family home rentals in the Liberty area!

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Edwards Grove Missionary Baptist Meacham Realty, Inc. Tom Meacham 119 S Fayetteville St, Liberty Ph 622-2984 205 E Swannanoa Ave- Liberty Church Senior will Office :622-1998 Fax: 622-5998 Hours: celebrate their choir Mon-FriEmail: 6am-2pm Anniversary the Sat 6am-11am

Y’all Come Back Cafe Sun 7am - 11am

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t The Shattuck-Lawver Agency, we have a long history f doing what’s right. That includes a tradition of personal ttention, and being right here in Liberty to help you protect hat’s most important.

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A local non-profit organization based in Liberty. We offer transportation for residents of Liberty or Staley or folks that have a 622-Telephone exchange to medical facilities, social services or nursing homes.

Community Area Ride Service

Call Dispatcher At 336-622-5774 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm


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is now accepting orders for pine needle bales. Pick up, delivery and/or spread date is Saturday March 28th. Three options to pick from: Pick up your own bales for $5.25/per bale; have the scouts deliver your bales for $6.25/ per bale-15 bale minimum or have the scouts spread them for $7.50/per bale-15 bale minimum. Orders accepted within a 12 miles radius from Ramseur. Pick up location: Silver Dollar Gun and Pawn Parking Lot on March 28th from 8AM - Noon. Contact Kerri Lindley at 336-317-3384 or email

American Legion Post #81 604 S. Greensboro St, Liberty, NC 27298 9am -12noon Sponsored by: Rose Garden Club of Liberty Variety of plants: Annuals and Perennials, Container plants, Shrubs, Ground Cover and many more varieties Drinks and Baked Goods available for purchase

George D. Cockman Jr. Owner

Licensed Plumber Free Estimates


4894 Starmount Road Liberty, NC 27298 H (336)622-6187 C (919)475-5825

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Back Flow Certified Certified Pump Installer Water Heaters Commercial/ Residential

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Rebate form must be postmarked by April 26, 2020

514 N Greensboro St, Liberty




70 $ 60 $

with a purchase of 4 new passenger or light truck tires*


with any qualifying Continental Tire purchase of $499 or more made on your Tire Pros Credit Card*

*See store associate for complete offer details. Mail-in rebates are in the form of a Tire Pros Visa Prepaid Card. Offer valid only with qualified purchases made at participating Tire Pros locations in the fortyeight (48) contiguous continental U.S. and D.C. between February 24, 2020 and March 26, 2020. Void where prohibited by law. No rain checks. Consumer receives a $70 Prepaid Card for the purchase of four (4) new qualifying Continental passenger or light truck tires. Consumer receives an additional $60 rebate on the Visa Prepaid Card when the qualifying Continental Tire purchase of $499 or more is made using a Tire Pros Credit Card (subject to credit approval). Valid with the original, dated, paid receipt from a participating Tire Pros retailer and a completed redemption form. Offer may not be combined with any other offer, discount, rebate, or promotion. Tires must be purchased in a single transaction. Offer not valid on purchases by wholesalers, dealers, fleets, OEM customers, or other commercial entities. Rebate form must be submitted online or postmarked by April 26, 2020. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of your Visa Prepaid Card. If Visa Prepaid Card is not received, you must inquire no later than June 30, 2020 or all rights therein will expire. Requests from those with an invalid or undeliverable mailing address will be denied. Limit two (2) per household. Fraudulent submission and/or multiple requests could result in Federal prosecution under the U.S. Mail Fraud Statutes (18 USC. Section 1341 and 1342). The Visa Prepaid Cards are issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. No cash access or recurring payments. Can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. Card valid for up to 6 months; unused funds will be forfeited at midnight EST the last day of the month of the valid thru date. Card terms and conditions apply, see MetaBank does not sponsor or endorse the optional Tire Pros Credit Card.

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232 N. Greensboro St. | Liberty



South Eastern Karate Assoc. Serving Liberty for Nearly 25 Years Starting New Students Any Time Ages 5 to Adult No hidden fees or contracts required $45 per month (family discount available) 114 West Swannanoa Ave. Liberty NC (3rd floor) Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do Call 919-548-5689 for information

You Know What Day It Is..

HUMP DAY!!! Hump Day Dinner 6pm - 8pm 2nd Wednesday of each month 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 336-824-2200

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

Any Donations are forwarded to Bethany UMC and Liberty Assoc. of Churches

March 2020

Greensboro Parks and Recreation Honors Virginia Staley We'd like to wish Ms. Virginia Staley at happy 50th anniversary working for the City of Greensboro! She's worked here since 1970, served Athletics under 21 Assistant Athletic Directors and 7 different Athletic Directors. She worked 16 different sports! #Congrats Ms. Virginia!

THE LESSON OF THE PEARLS Pearls are a product of pain. When a grain of sand pierces the shell of an oyster, all the otherwise dormant resources within the tiny oyster respond to the foreign irritant by caring for that sensitive spot. Over time, the sand particle is covered by healing fluids, and the wound becomes a pearl. That's true for you, too. When hardships invade your life, allow God's Spirit to shape your response. Don't be bitter. Don't rush ahead of His plan. Rest in Him. Allow Him time to turn that irritation into an opportunity for your growth - and watch a beautiful pearl emerge from your set of circumstances.

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Randolph County Cooperative Extension’s ECA (Extension and Community Association)

saving the brick and mortars

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." (James 1:2-5)

is holding a “SPRING CLEANING YARD SALE” May 29-30. Friday hours are 8:00am-5pm and Saturday hours are 8:00am-12 pm. The sale will be held indoors at the Randolph Extension Center located at 1003 South Fayetteville Street in Asheboro. All proceeds from this event will go to support community service projects at venues such as Randolph Health, StayWell Senior Care. For more information, call the Randolph County Cooperative Extension Center at 336-318-6000 or look for details at the Randolph ECA website at http://

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ll rA o F es Earth Visions offers:

Group Outdoor Education

Ag Group Exercise Programs Personal Coaching

Total Body Awareness

Call EARTH VISIONS to Learn More: 622-1844

Movement, Balance and Strength It's more than just Exercise M W F: 6am or 8am T Th 6pm

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Stop In For a Gift Certificate for your Special loved one

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March 21 Liberty Rotary Club Fundraiser


STALEY, NC 27298


Proceeds To Support Rotary Charities

Reverse Raffle and Steak Dinner Last Ticket Drawn Wins $5,000

Free Estimates Insured References Upon Request

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


I will always give you an honest days work!


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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.

129 W Swannanoa Ave, Liberty, NC 27298 (336) 622-6223

Spring Clean Out Sale Great Deals On Everything Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

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A Note of Appreciation

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The Liberty Police Department would like to extend our thanks to our town’s leaders: Mayor Filmore York; Council Members J.R. Beard, Larry Coble, Chris Compton, Don Chinese Restaurant

Herndon, and Tyson Nixon; along with Town Manager Will Doerfer. The past few weeks TASTE THE DIFFERENCE We Use The Finest Ingredients- Fresh & Healthy have not been easy for them and we realize that tough questions had to be discussed Ph 336-622-1518 and careful consideration was required of them during this time. The public hearings planned and implemented by these leaders allowed input from a variety of stakeholders Hours and were an essential component of this process. We thank them for their dedication 252 W Swannanoa Mon Closed Tue-Thu 10:30am -9pm and service to the town and their efforts to keep the Liberty Police Department intact. Food Lion Plaza Fri-Sat 10:30am-10pm . Liberty, NC Sun 10:30am-9pm To the citizens, business owners, employees, and all others who took the time to express their thoughts on this topic, whether in support or opposition of this decision, we thank you. The courage many of you demonstrated in speaking publicly about your stories, the time taken to ask questions and become more informed, and the displays of support resulting from this experience have been humbling. We thank you for sharing your voices. We will strive to continue earning such levels of praise in the future. In closing, we hope the greatly attended town meetings that resulted from the recent events will be the first of many standing room only meetings. We encourage you to stay informed on this matter along with the many other topics that are discussed at each town council meeting. If you can’t attend monthly meetings, please consider volunteering on a committee or offering your time to do something positive for the community. Your voice and your involvement are important not only to the leaders of our town, but also to the departments who serve you. With gratitude, Your Liberty Police Department,Sgt. A. Murphy, Sgt. M. Hargrove, Det. W. Summers Officer D. Taylor, Officer B. White, Officer H. Elder, Officer J. Phillips, Officer B. Oldham Officer J. Brown, A. Presley, Chief DJ Semrad

Y’all Come Back Cafe 119 S Fayetteville St, Liberty

Ph 622-2984

Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-2pm Sat 6am-11am Sun 7am - 11am

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

Date: April 4 2020 Time: 8am-3pm Registration Time: 8am-12pm Rain Date: April 25, 2020

Car, Truck, Motorcycle Awards Top Car Best Engine Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

Special Interest

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Therapeutic Massage — Medical Massage

Novella Kennedy, LMBT NC Lic 4586 National Certification

5264 York Martin Rd, Liberty, NC

Phone 336-622-1844

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. -- Mark Twain


212 W Swannanoa Ave, Liberty

Ph 336-622-2256 Office Sportsman Supply Squirrel Contest Winner

Tyson Nixon, Manager And Staff Serving The Local Community

Jimmy Vickery is our big squirrel winner of 2020 with a weight of 9.6lbs, Clint Lineberry won the big squirrel contest in a three way tie pellet shot off to decide the winner thanks to everyone who came out for a great time

COBLES PRESSURE WASHING Lets Us Get Your House Ready And get your house ready for holidays


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Monthly news and information for the Town of Liberty — March 2020

Liberty Mayor & Town Council Mayor

Fil York

Mayor Pro Temp

Tyson Nixon


J.R. Beard


Larry Coble


Chris Compton


Don Herndon

Our Mayor, Town Council, and Administrative Staff along with the invaluable assistance of the many great citizens who sit on our advisory boards and others who volunteer their time and services, all work diligently to make our community a great place to be.

Tornado Touches Down Thursday, February 6th at approximately 12:40 pm, a tornado struck an almost half mile path through the Northwest section of Liberty. While there was damage to some property in town including Cincro, the Public Works Department salt shed, and residents houses, there were no major injuries reported by emergency services. Thank you to all who helped in small ways and big. Neighbors, emergency personnel, and volunteers, make Liberty a Great Place to Live. To receive quick, informed alerts for any place you are go to and register for REACT.

Town Council, Board, and Committee Meetings Annual Budget Retreat: M arch 4, 9 am to 4:30 pm Redevelopment Committee: M ar ch 9, 5:30 pm Planning and Development: M arc h 11, 5:30 pm Council Work Session : March 16, 5:30 pm Council Meeting: March 23, 5:30 pm All meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held in the Town Council Chambers at Liberty Town Hall unless noted.

Budget Updates Three Public Hearings were held in the month of February allowing residents to voice opinions regarding alternatives to the building a new police department. At this time the Town of Liberty is not pursuing a contract with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department.

Budget discussions will continue March 4th, with the annual all-day budget retreat. The retreat will be held at Town Hall and is open to the public. Councilmembers will hear presentations by Department Heads and agencies on a variety of topics impacting the 20202021 Fiscal Year.

Expensive Messes A “fatberg” is a large mass of household waste suspended in congealed fat. These create costly repairs and are especially damaging to old pipes such as the ones found around town. Here are 15 things you should never flush according to Family Handyman magazine: goldfish, bleach, cooking grease, paper towels & tissues, cat litter (even flushable), diapers, all types of feminine hygiene products, rubber and latex, anything made of cotton, any type of plastic, dental floss, and gum. Department News Recreation is s eek in g your input to prioritize and suggest potential projects. Take the needs survey

Questions, Comments, Concerns? Call us at 336-622-4276. Liberty Town Hall is located at 239 S. Fayetteville St.

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online or pick one up at Town Hall, Recreation, or the Library. Call 336-6222665 for questions. The Library has been awarded a grant to increase accessibility in our children’s room. If you work with children, people who are differently abled, or you yourself are experiencing a disability, we would love to have your input. Call the Library at 336-622-4605 for more information. Town Spotlight Don Herndon—he may be new to the Town Council, but he is certainly not new to Liberty or to civic life. This almost 62 year resident has served on several local boards, including the Liberty Chamber of Commerce, Patterson Cottage Museum, and Library. He has also been an active volunteer, namely with his church and the Senior Adult Center here in town. In between gigs serving the community, running a business, and officiating sports as a referee, Don sings and plays guitar— mostly oldies and gospel. Both Don and his wife, Judy, see civic involvement as a way to show their love for Liberty. As he says, “We really believe there are some better days ahead for Liberty. As a small town with no major highway coming through, we have some challenges. But we have outstanding people here who give a lot time and effort to make things better.”

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Liberty Chamber Monthly Newsletter Written by: Amanda Pabst

The Liberty Chamber would like to welcome our Newest Chamber Members! Gate City Trolley Highway 49 Motorcycle and Auto Center LLC Kidd’s Drive Inn The Liberty Event Center Gate City Trolley; located in Climax NC is a transportation company like no other! They offer great transportation solutions for events that need location transfers. They have a diverse fleet of vehicles, including trolley cars and minibuses, to make your guests feel comfortable and your celebration extra memorable! They specialize in making every event perfect, from festivals to bachelor and bachelorette parties, photo trips, and rehearsal dinners. You can check out their unique transportation solutions on their website at - or follow them on Facebook @GatecityTrolley Highway 49 Motorcycle and Auto Center LLC; located in Liberty NC is a premier automotive dealership offering a wide selection of used cars, trucks, and SUVs. They also provide quality motorcycle auto body repair and paint. They are open Mon-Fri from 9-6 and Sat 9-1. You can check out their inventory anytime on either their website - or follow them on Facebook @Hwy49MotorcycleAutoCenter Kidd’s Drive Inn; located in Liberty NC is a long-standing restaurant and a staple location in this town. They offer a wide variety of foods from burgers to plate lunches. Kidd’s is known for their fast, affordable food and their warm hospitality that makes it not only a great place to eat but a social gathering place for many as well. Kidd’s is open Tues-Sat from 4:30am -10:30pm. Follow them on Facebook @KiddsDrive-In The Liberty Event Center; located in Liberty NC is an event venue and restaurant. They offer a great private space for event rentals equipped with tables and chairs for over 250 people, a stage /sound system, and wonderfully prepared food. Their restaurant located in the other half of the building is open Thursday and Friday from 5-8pm. They offer wonderful home-made dinner and desserts at an affordable price. They also offer special event dates such as their Valentine’s Day Dinner/Dance held last month. You can check out their dinner options and event schedule on their Facebook page @LibertyEventCenter.

Please remember to Save the Date for the events below! Please contact us for tickets for this year’s Roaring Twenties Themed Banquet!

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 have not turned in your 2020 membership renewal or would like to become a first- time member of the Chamber, please contact us via email or phone If you have any questions, please contact the Liberty Chamber 336- 622- 4937 Like us on Facebook @libertychambernc Follow us on Instagram @libertychambernc

We would like to thank all of our returning Chamber Members for their continued support of our local business community. We look forward to another great year with you.

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Meals-On-Wheels Volunteers Needed

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We Invite You to Revival Services

Volume 18 Issue 3 SHILOH UMM CHICKEN PIE DINNER (Proceeds Support Shiloh United Methodist Men’s Community and Outreach Project) Chicken Pie, Green Beans, Potatoes, Cole Slaw, And Dessert Saturday, March 21st 4:30pm to 7pm Shiloh United Methodist Church Shiloh Road, Liberty NC

The Liberty Senior Center’s Meals-On-Wheels Program needs volunteer drivers to be back-ups for Routes 4 and 5. Delivering meals takes about one hour and you will meet some great homebound seniors. Please contact the center at 336-622-5844 between the hours of 9:00 and 4:00.

at Rocky River Friends Meeting 1795 Staley-Snow Camp Road, SILER CITY, NC

Adults: $8.00 Children: $5.00

Telephone: 336/622-3466 Email:

Friday – Sunday, March 27-29, 2020 7:30 pm each evening and 11:00 am on Sunday morning

Guest Speaker: Jay Marshall

Jay is Dean Emeritus of the Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Indiana, and a recorded Friends minister since 1985 (by NC Yearly Meeting-FUM). He served as a pastor in North Carolina Yearly Meeting and Indiana Yearly Meeting prior to his ministry as seminary dean. In years he has devoted significant time to understanding leadership among Friends Former Beaver Creekrecent BBQ The call. Liberty Senior (Quakers), particularly as a response to God’s Within those roles heCenter particularlyhas enjoysa cross-stitch embroidery class scheduled every Monday afternoon from 12:00 to 1:30. Our instructor is Kathy Whites and she is a helping individuals identify and pursue their path to ministry. 516 N. Greensboro Street, Liberty, NC of the National Embroiders Born in North Carolina and raised in the member Plainfield Friends community of Chatham County, Jay Guild of American. Kathy was taught the art of Complete restaurant ready now forresides business. her mother the age of six. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of all in Greens Fork, Indiana withembroidery his wife Judi, whoby is an ordained elder at in the United Methodist Church. kinds of needlework.

Volunteer Spotlight

Restaurant For Lease

For more information: T h einceach l a s s service! is currently Special Music Hardin LLC 919-799-7739 working on a surface Hall on Sunday,of3/29/2020 Carry-in Lunch in the Fellowship embroidery project a tea pitcherto come filled with flowers. Who will YOU invite with you??!! Billy Hardin 336-202-9855 The technique includes coloring on fabric, setting the color with heat, and learning how to do stem, lazy daisy, French knots, fly, feather and buttonhole stitches. The class will also learn how to finish the piece into a framed picture, pillow or quilt. The Liberty Senior Center would love to have you join our class. For more information please call the center at 336-622-5844.

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MAEDELENE MARTIN EARNS GIRL SCOUTS’ HIGHEST HONOR Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Maedelene Martin, Liberty, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Martin, daughter of Danny and Kimberly Martin and a member of Girl Scout Troop 2574, created a prom closet at Providence Grove High School so girls who could not afford to buy a dress somewhere else would have access to hundreds of dresses. Martin collected 200 dresses, along with shoes, makeup and jewelry and held Boutique Days on Saturdays for girls to come try everything on. By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, Martin has become a community leader. Her accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart. “Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award designation is truly a remarkable achievement, and this young woman exemplifies leadership in all its forms,” said Lane Cook, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. “She saw a need in her community and took action. Her extraordinary dedication, perseverance and leadership is making the world a better place." The Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, recognizing girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects. After the minimum requirements are completed, the Gold Award project is the culmination of a girl's demonstration of self-discipline, leadership ability, time management, creativity, initiative and a significant mastery of skills. Each girl must dedicate a minimum of 80 hours to planning and

Save your local economy...


three stores at a time.


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saving the brick and mortars our nation is built on

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Think about which three independently owned businesses you’d miss most if they were gone. Stop in and say hello. Pick up a little something that will make someone smile. Your contribution is what keeps those businesses around.

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For every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home.

If just half the employed U.S. population spent $50 each month in independently owned businesses, their purchases would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue.* Imagine the positive impact if 3/4 of the employed population did that.

The number of people it takes to start the

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What’s your passion? What’s your purpose? Here’s how to find out By Jo Heather C. Dodson, Your Christian Coach, LLC For years, I pushed through my hectic life, rushing from one commitment to the next: work, family, friends, church, and much, much more. I finally paused long enough to take stock of my life. Through the help of coaching, I realized what was the cause of my unrest. I wasn’t living a life of excellence, something I earnestly desired. As a person of deep faith, I knew that God had something more for me. But what was that “something more” I pondered? James 1:5 gave me the first step: “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” Pray! That was my first step: I sought wisdom from God, resting on the fact that He promised it to me through His Word. Over time, the fog of my busy, distracted life lifted. I began to picture myself living a different kind of life, one where I put “first things first.” There were times in my journey I wanted to give up and stick with the status quo because it was the easiest, most familiar route. But I am so thankful I didn’t do that. And here I am today, finally living out my Godgiven purpose as a Christian coach, just one part of my sought after “life of excellence.” What is coaching? When I say, “I’m a Christian coach,” you may be wondering: What does that mean? As a trained coach, I work with individuals, like you, to discuss where you are today and hold space to discover where you want to be tomorrow. Through the power of prayer and wisdom from the Holy Spirit, we uncover what you are passionate about and what is your God-given purpose in life. Then, we create action plans to move you forward in your journey to tomorrow. To understand coaching, imagine a water well I want you to picture in your mind a water well. Imagine an old-fashioned well that has the cover at the top where you lower down a water bucket and then draw the bucket back up to get the cool refreshing water to quench your thirst. Think on this truth: The water was always running under the ground, even before the well was dug. As the Bible says in Proverbs 20:5, “The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.” That’s what I do as a coach: As a woman “of understanding,” I hold space for you to discover what the Lord has to reveal about your life today and what’s your calling going forward. I help “draw out” ways, large or small, to live out your passion and purpose. What’s it like to work with a coach? You might be wondering what makes working with a coach different than just, say, talking with a friend. For me, as a Christian coach, I consider the coaching conversation a sacred space. It’s so rare in today’s fast-paced life to pause and allow yourself time to really think and reflect, exploring

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what it means to live out your purpose in this one blessed life we are given. For my clients, I work to create a conversation space filled with trust and safety. I listen deeply to the words they use as they discuss what’s happening in the present, and I watch out for clues that the Holy Spirit reveals. I reflect back what I’m hearing, and the client uses those discoveries to determine the best way forward. It's your turn My journey lead me to change careers and become a coach, passionate about helping others discover their purpose in life and realize it IS possible to live it out in big and small ways. But what about you? Are you ready to uncover your passion and purpose? To find out more about what coaching will do for you, visit While there, download my free step-by-step guide to “Pondering Your Purpose.” Today is the perfect time to pursue your best life!

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DENTISTRY Edward Scott DDS - Erin Scott DDS

Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry “Emergencies Seen Same Day” Located in the Forest Oaks Community

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Liberty Ruritan Club SemiAnnual Fried Chicken and BBQ Dinner

Saturday, April 25th 11am to 7pm, or until food is sold out Liberty Ruritan Hut Dine-In or Take-Out

Cost $8.00 per plate Plate includes: 1/2 fried chicken or BBQ, slaw, roll, chips, and dessert

JOIN US SATURDAY, APRIL 4th from 10AM to 4PM for

Ginger Crafts & Treasures We have antiques, crafts, vintage and one-of-a-kind handcrafted items!

With special guest the Easter Bunny! 7851 Snow Camp Road We will have popcorn, Snow Camp, cookies, punch North Carolina and prizes! See more of our antique inventory and crafts on our Facebook page @gingercraftsandtreasures

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NERMS Quarter Auction 03/14/2020 $5.00 ADMIT ONE Time: Doors open @9am Auction @10am Place: NE Randolph Middle School Address: 3493 Ramseur Julian Rd Julian, NC 27298

Children under 12 not permitted unless with a purchased ticket and playing for the cause

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Sponsored by NERMS & Divas for NonProfits All proceeds from this auction will go to help Facilities the purchase of new computers/ Technology equipment for the school Vendors include Tupperware, Style Dots, Joyful Creations, Kitcheneez, Diva Designs, doTerra, Gubie Naturals, LuLaRoe, Colorstreet, and more. $$ 50/50 Raffle $$$ Bring Rolls Of Quarters

MEGA TAG SALE….Don’t miss it

WHEN 10:00 – 4:00 pm Thursday, April 23 Friday, April 24 Saturday, April 25

WHERE 3068 Glen Smith Drive Liberty, NC (South on Old 421 Hwy, just past Willie’s Antiques)

No early sales

Dining table, chairs China cabinets Bedroom furniture, beds Christmas décor Glass ware, pewter, silver Crocheted doilies, linens Pictures, prints & frames Bar stools, chairs Marble top end tables Crystal Antique glass butter churn

Vintage kitchen items Large collection buttons Figurines & knick knacks Glass bottles Sofas Hoosier cabinet Entertainment center Coke cola trays Crocks, pottery Books & Magazines Coke & other metal trays

Metal Lance display cabinet Metal desks, Wood desks Old school desk Metal milk can Vintage Borden milk crate Vintage typewriters Baskets of all types Sewing machine in cabinet Office furniture Old plates, milk glass vases Lots and lots more……………

Ruritan Club Meetings The Ruritan club meets the first Monday of each month at 7:30pm at the Ruritan Hut at 6209 S. Hwy. 49S, Liberty. Visitors welcome.

Left to right: Johnny Johnson, District Lt. Governor: Leon Cox, President; Arthur Moody, Vice President; Dee Martin,Secretary; Andy Sykes, Treasurer; Betty McDowell, Lisa Brower, and James Pike, Directors.

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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Kaden Coble was our Post 81 and Division III Contestant in the High School Oratorical Contest this past Saturday. She is a student at Chatham Charter, and a Freshman.he did a great job and was runner up in the contest. It takes a lot of hard work to get ready for the Oratorical Contest and she did us proud. Kaden also plans to enter again next year and is from Staley, N.C.

L to R.. Edward Roberson, Mike Smith , Kaden Coble,& Cary McMasters

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Countryside Collectibles Antique Mall 219 Chatham Square Siler City, NC 27344

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Bits’n’Pieces We hope you enjoyed our last month’s Bit’n’Pieces with Maya Angelou’s poem continue Journey to the top of the world! A reallife story of Summit Day to Kala Patthar, the viewing point for Mt Everest and the base camp. Things do not go exactly as planned!

Part 1 It is time. A Nepalese voice pierces the darkness. I do not understand the language, but I totally understand the meaning. This voice bridges time and continents and now I know that the choices I have made led me to this very day. It is time. The sound of the voice means that there is steaming rice and Nak butter drink, to sustain me on my journey. It is time. The voice means that it is now 3 am, and I must make ready to journey, hoping that my preparations are enough. Now that it is time, butterflies mix with, and crowd out the strong drink. I slept in my clothes, and now I scramble to find the other things I will need, meticulously planned and placed; ready to rush forward toward whatever it is that has propelled me here.

summit day. Nothing in this land is like my land of forty-one hour’s airline flight behind me. The days of travel on foot have leap-frogged one another; a day of trekking and a day of acclimation time. That is how it is done here. On one acclimation day, I took a picnic lunch with friends and climbed a tall hill. We learn pretty quickly those Yaks, which are male and Naks, which are female have no fear of people, and that they visit picnics like ants. We laugh about having a PicNak. We laugh at the misnomer of Yak Butter. I am quiet, listening to my thoughts. I think of the day that I pass the famous blind climber, Erik Weihenmayer, along with his team. They are coming back from Everest base camp in a seeming one-way traffic flow, the same one-way as the ice melt off of that same mountain. I step behind a boulder to let them pass. Behind the boulder, I notice two tiny purple petals seemingly suspended on a stem of human hair. I get closer for a better view. Yes, hidden in the most inhospitable place on earth is this tiny flower of the most exquisite beauty. Why? How did it get here? Why would it choose to live here? I stay with it a long moment and learn that beauty is for itself. It can only be, just BE. It is not dependent on any exterior judgment. It simply beams the beauty outward like a lighthouse. The tiny, fragile thing tried hard to point out how vulnerable life is, here at the top of the world.

It is snowing! The beauty and delight of this moment, a new beginning, from right here and right now, is my intention. Then it sets in. Step follows step in heart-beat rhythm, illumined only by the snow. There is no time. This land teaches one lesson, that it does not hurry, yet it does not wait. We know where to walk by the trough that is here, where hundreds of feet have journeyed this same path. How many ancient feet? I am humbled, feeling the strong connection to my human family.

Safety ‘or not’ is in the eye of the beholder, here in this land. I cross raging rivers of glacier melt on bridges that have more planks missing than present, so present I become; taking in one moment behind the next of the richest sensory symphony I have known in this life. It is then I become aware that safety, in the world I left behind, serves only to insulate and separate from the real world, sealing away the senses in a prison of comfort perceived as safety and security.

Dawn creeps in and a vastness surrounds me and swallows me up. I, a mere wisp on the canvas of the cosmos, creeping forward like an ant on the trail. My sleeping dreams in fits and starts have opened to my waking dream. This waking dream is even more surreal than night dreams. It has taken many miles and many days to arrive to this

Hours pass by along with the splendor of the peaks and the now familiar prayer flags. Climbing is more difficult with the altitude gain, but it is about to get most difficult. There is a dry lake bed that separates us from our goal, along with a very steep gain of altitude to 18,209 feet. Most of the members of our team elect not to climb to the top. Of course, I am going to the top. Why would I come this far to

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Volume 18 Issue 3 miss the last bit? Up I went, to claim the real estate that is the highest from the sea that I have ever been. From here everything can be seen…Everest base camp…ice falls and then the clouds open here, for the first time, we are told, in two weeks, to reveal the tallest mountain on the face of the earth. The crystal clarity of the peak is breath-taking, piercing the deep blue sky. I am here at the top of Kala Patthar, the best vantage point for Mt. Everest, hopping boulders and touching flags, and notice that a Sherpa is here as well. Odd.

What was that Sherpa looking for? What did he do to keep the mountain from taking another life? You can read Part 2 of this story in April Liberty Leader. Please email us with your comments at,

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