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September 2023 The Liberty Leader Newspaper Volume 21 Issue 9 Liberty Leader Phone 336-404-9791 Page of 1 32 Free Monthly Newspaper September 2023 Volume 21 * Issue 9 Serving Liberty, Staley, Snow Camp, Julian, Climax, Ramseur & Franklinville Free Community Paper By The Community And For The Community Deadline September 29th Release Date October 6th K-2 Car Rider Line Pre-K, 3-5 Car Rider Line Do Not Enter from This Street Do Not Enter from This Way You must turn RIGHT out of lot Liberty PM Car Rider Lines Key Red: Entering Green: Exiting Do NOT pass other vehicles Liberty Elementary School Car Pick Up And Drop Off Route Great Info For Community To Understand Routes

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• Call us for mini-storage rentals with “on site” security

• 7.74 acres on Frances Drive (in Liberty town limits) $295,000.00

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September 2023 The Liberty Leader Newspaper Volume 21 Issue9 Ph Cell 336-404-9791 Page of 2 32 Meacham Realty, Inc. Tom Meacham 205 E Swannanoa Ave- Liberty Office :622-1998 Fax: 622-5998 Email: 336-622-8344 Tuesday - Saturday Nail Technician (Pedicures, Manicures) Jeanna Is Back Full Time Cell (336-669-0900) Cut-N-Up Hair Salon 4768 NC 49,Liberty NC. Lopez WoodWorking DerekLopez 336-964-1161 Part-Time Job Opening: Part-Time Church Secretary, First Baptist Church, Liberty NC. Days/Hours: Three days per week, 9 AM -1 PM, 12 hours total per week. Applicant should be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel with some experience with Microsoft Publisher and Power Point. Responsibilities include typing and printing weekly church bulletins, monthly newsletters, posting
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September 2023 The Liberty Leader Volume 21 Issue 9 Liberty Leader Phone 336-404-9791 Page of 7 32 Gwen Taylor - Owner / Preparer 728 S Greensboro St, Liberty Ph 336-622-5722 Day’s Tile & Remodeling Darlin Locklear Locally Owned & Operated : Serving Greensboro NC & Surrounding Areas 336-430-5449 * Specializing In: Bathroom Renovation * Tile * Painting * Drywall

There is an N.A. meeting being held in Liberty, NC. The address is 6151 Bethany Way, Staley, NC 27355. It will start at 6pm and run until 7pm. We hope to see many new faces in the next few weeks so that we can start building a community of recovery for this wonderful town and surrounding area.

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Liberty Town Hall News

Town Hall will be closed Sept 25th - Sept 29th. The Finance/Utility Billing Office will be moving to 126 S. Fayetteville Street and will open Monday October 2nd at 9:00 AM. You can continue to put payments in the drop box at Town Hall or pay online if you prefer. Mailed payments will still go to our regular PO Box.

Liberty, NC 27298

Please join us at Liberty Friends Meeting as we celebrate our 80th annual Homecoming on Sunday, September 17. The 11:00 a.m. worship service in song will be followed by a meal in the fellowship hall.

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The church is Independent, Evangelical, Bible believing, Traditional worship, and Pulpit preaching.

Sunday morning service at 11am

Check us out on YouTube: Kildee Church

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Play-it-Safe Tips to Protect Young Athletes’ Feet and Ankles

(StatePoint) In today’s competitive youth sports landscape, injuries are common, and when they do occur, young athletes are often pressured to play through the pain.

“The back-to-school season is prime time for foot and ankle injuries from fall sports like soccer, football and cross country,” says Richard Baker, DPM, FACFAS, a foot and ankle surgeon and Fellow Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). “Fortunately, there are many steps parents, coaches and young athletes can take to prevent injuries from occurring in the first place and to discourage kids from playing through pain.”

Here are eight play-it-safe tips from the foot and ankle surgeon members of ACFAS to help prevent injuries and to treat them properly when they do occur.

1. Get a pre-season checkup. A pre-season medical evaluation can help identify whether your child could possibly benefit from using an orthotic or wearing a supportive ankle brace while playing. This is especially important for those with previous sprains and injuries.

2. Start the season with new shoes. Old shoes can wear down and become uneven, causing the ankle to tilt. And, as your child’s feet may have grown between seasons, their old shoes may not fit. The smart move is to replace athletic shoes at the start of each season. While children under 10 should wear allpurpose sports shoes, older youth athletes should wear sport-specific footwear.

3. Train for the season. It’s important that your child’s feet and ankles are accustomed to the level of activity required for the sport. Adequate conditioning in the off-season can help maintain a player’s ability to meet these demands, reducing their risk of injury and improving their performance during the season.

4. Encourage warmup exercises. Calf stretches and light jogging before competition help warm up ligaments and blood vessels, reducing injury risk.

5. Check fields for dips, divots and holes. Ninety percent of ankle sprains are due to poor playing conditions. That’s why some surgeons recommend walking the field, especially in non-professional settings like public parks, looking for spots that could catch a player’s foot. Alert coaching officials to any irregularities.

6. Watch their technique. A difference in the way your child is moving is often a tell-tale sign that something is wrong. Playing with pain is never a winning strategy so encourage kids to be honest about pain or discomfort.

7. Be mindful of other physical activities. Your child doesn’t need to be involved in a formalized athletic program to be vulnerable to sports-related injuries. Foot and ankle surgeons warn of common injuries like plantar fasciitis, bone spurs, fractures and Achilles tendonitis due to repetitive, forceful motions, which can occur in activities such as skateboarding. When skateboarding or engaged in other non-formal activities, always wear protective gear, including supportive shoes, and seek treatment when there is pain or injury.

8. Remember RICE. Often, an injured foot or ankle can be treated with rest, ice, compression and elevation. Those with foot or ankle pain should take a break from playing and allow time for recovery. If pain persists, something more serious may be happening, such as cartilage injuries or broken bones in the foot. Consult a foot and ankle surgeon for a complete evaluation, proper diagnosis and treatment plan. The sooner rehabilitation starts, the sooner your child can safely get back into the game.

For more information on pediatric foot care or to find a foot and ankle surgeon near you, visit, the patient education website of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

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Two Schools One Heart

Kasey Williamson Gardner PGHS cheerleader coach shared , “Y’all!! My heart is full!! Tonight PG cheerleaders hosted a cheer mixer with Randleman cheerleaders in honor of Madilee Mitchem. Our teams ditched our school colors for lavender/purple and bonded as a community. Pastor Roger led us in icebreaker games, a very intense game of Simon says, and a wonderful message. We played, ate pizza and indulged incredible cupcakes and cookies donated from 1611 Creation, shared cheers from each team and did a lot of laughing. We also presented Randleman Cheerleaders with cheer bows with Madi’s monogram made by Katie Jaeger McGuf bigger than sports!!” Thank you for all that helped make this evening an incredible experience. As I left the school tonight, I knew Madilee and the Lord was pleased by the beautiful sunset they left us.

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September 29th & 30th

September 29th & 30th

Happy Birthday Memaw

( Jeanetta Ortega ) From All Your Grandkids and Kids

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Quick, Convenient and Delicious Back-toSchool Snack Ideas

(StatePoint) Back to school is a time of new beginnings for kids. Between classroom learning, extracurricular activities, sports and socializing, fun and filling snacks can help kids have a moment away from school-year pressures while also encouraging all that excitement and learning.

In fact, nearly 3 in 4 Americans snack at least once a day, according to an International Food Information Council survey conducted by Ipsos. When it comes to your children’s snack time, here’s how to make these occasions more delicious:

Easy Sweet Treats

The back-to-school season is not only hectic for kids, but it’s also busy for parents too. Having conveniently packaged snacks on hand can be a time-saving game-changer this school year!

Serving your kids baked goods made from high-quality ingredients can be as simple as opening a box of Entenmann’s. With 125 years of baking experience, the brand’s wide variety of delicious baked goods is a fun addition to any breakfast or lunch box, and can even be enjoyed as an after-school treat!

This fall, be sure to add these favorites to your snack line-up: Powdered Pop’ettes, Pop’ems Glazed Donut Holes and Baker’s Delights Mini Crumb Cake. Baker’s Delights are individually wrapped snack cakes that are a great option for on-the-go snacking or a sweet addition to any lunch. Want to get creative? Check out for a variety of recipes that put a twist on classic Entenmann’s treats.

Savory Snacks

Balance the sweet with some savory snacks too. For after school, stock your fridge with items like baby carrots and hummus, crackers and cheese, plus ingredients needed for hearty snacks like ham and cheese pinwheels. Having these items handy can make it easy to feed hungry kids or allow them to serve themselves. Plus, they’ll be all set for their afternoon, whether that entails homework or hanging out with friends. For on-the-go bites to pack in lunch boxes or bring to sports games, consider sandwich baggies filled with nuts, pretzel sticks and cheddar cheese slices.

Amid the stress and anxiety of a new school year, sweet treats and savory snacks can help keep your kids satis from the demands of school.

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Liberty Elementary School Thanks……

A big “Thank You” to Pallet Express for their mulch donation to beautify our school garden! Also, a big thanks to Patty Snider and her kiddos for all of their hard work in spreading it out and keeping the garden maintained.

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Caramel Apple Cookies

It's everyone's favorite fall treat in cookie form!


For the Cookies:

• 3/4 c. salted butter (1 1/2 sticks)

• 1/2 c. dark brown sugar

• 1/4 c. granulated sugar

• 1 large egg

• 1 tsp. vanilla

• 2 c. all-purpose flour

• 1/4 tsp. baking soda

• 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

• 1 tsp. apple pie spice

• 3/4 c. rolled oats

• 1 Granny Smith apple, grated (about 1/2 cup)

• 1/2 c. chopped apple chips

For the Caramel Icing:

• 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar

• 2 tbsp. apple cider or juice

• 3 tbsp. caramel sauce

• 1/2 c. apple chips, chopped


1. 1For the cookies: Preheat the oven to 350˚.

2. 2Brown the butter by melting it over medium heat in a medium saucepan, then let it cook and bubble for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until the foam and butter underneath is golden brown. Transfer it to a large, heatproof mixing bowl and swirl a few times to help stop the browning. Let it cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.

3. 3Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and apple pie spice in a medium bowl; set aside.

4. 4Add the brown and granulated sugars to the mixing bowl with the browned butter and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for about 1 minute until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla, and mix on low just until combined.

5. 5Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until combined. Mix in the oats and grated apple. Fold in the apple chips with a rubber spatula.

6. 6Scoop the dough into balls, about 1 1/2 tablespoons in size, onto two parchment lined baking sheets and and press gently with the bottom of a glass. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes on the sheet tray, before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

7. 7For the caramel icing: Whisk together the powdered sugar, apple juice, and caramel sauce. Using a spoon, drizzle the cookies generously with the icing and top with the chopped apple chips. Allow the glaze to set before serving, about 1 hour (at room temperature).

8. 8Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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Delicious, No-Fuss Dinner Ideas for the Back-to-School Season

(StatePoint) Whether it’s shuttling the little ones to their after school activities, or helping older students cram for their exams, families get super busy, quickly when kids return to school in fall. But that doesn’t mean you can’t regularly sit down together for weeknight dinners.

“Parent-chefs can effortlessly turn up the flavor by relying on single-use spice packets. They take the guesswork out of creating the perfect combination of seasonings and can make whipping up weeknight dinners during the back-to-school season so much easier,” says Glen Schutzman, vice president marketing, Convenient Meals, McCormick.

To help make the transition a little bit easier and a little more delicious, McCormick, a global leader in flavor, is sharing its recipe for Taco Casserole, which can be prepared in just 30 minutes with seven simple ingredients. A great way to switch up your taco night, this family-pleasing dish, which has the potential to become a mainstay in your recipe repertoire, incorporates McCormick Original Taco Seasoning Mix. Adding a vibrant, Southwest kick to any dish, use this classic seasoning mix to spice up soups, chilis, casseroles, fajitas, dips, nachos and of course, tacos.

Ingredients: (makes 6 servings)

• 1 1/2 pounds ground beef or ground turkey

• 1 package McCormick Original Taco Seasoning Mix

• 1 can (16 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed

• 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce

• 1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn or Mexicanstyle corn, drained

• 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

• 1 cup coarsely crushed tortilla chips


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat.

2. Stir in seasoning mix, beans, tomato sauce and corn. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. Spoon into 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and tortilla chips.

3. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with assorted toppings, such as sour cream, cilantro and avocado, if desired.

To shop spices and seasoning mixes, and for additional recipes and weeknight inspiration, visit

Don’t let the hectic back-to-school season overwhelm you. With simple ingredients, you can put together tasty dinners that will win over family members of all ages.

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How American Farmers Promote Economic and National Security

(StatePoint) After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger has reached an all-time high. Continued supply chain disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, escalating inflation and a rapidly changing climate, have exacerbated challenges around the world, particularly in developing countries, and today, as many as 828 million people still go hungry.

Experts point out that hunger is not just a product of such crises, it can perpetuate more hunger and regional instability, especially in areas already experiencing violent conflict.

“Heightened levels of food insecurity make it much more difficult for communities to build lasting peace, which in turn, leads to greater food insecurity,” says Dan Glickman, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. “By working with our partners around the world, America and American farmers can help save lives at this critical moment.”

These issues were front-and-center at the recent U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s (USGLC) 2023 Heartland Summit, which took place in two Heartland cities: Detroit, Michigan and Sioux City, Iowa. The annual summit brings together leaders from across the Heartland for critical conversations on how global investments in agriculture and U.S. international affairs programs help to create jobs, feed the hungry and reduce poverty around the world. According to event leaders, these are this year’s biggest lessons and takeaways:

• What happens around the world directly impacts local Heartland communities’ success and prosperity. It’s why hundreds of farmers are speaking out on why investments in diplomacy, development and global food security help keep America safe, strengthen the U.S. economy and strengthen families and communities across the Heartland.

• American agricultural exports of U.S. farm and food products to the world posted its best export year ever in 2022, totaling $196 billion and topping the previous record set it 2021 by 11% -- clearly demonstrating the indispensable nature of American farmers to America’s economy.

• With food insecurity severely impacted by global crises, the work of farmers and the American agriculture community to help feed the world is essential. It’s why USGLC’s network—Farmers for Prosperity—aims to shine a spotlight on the crucial role farmers play in solving critical global issues and how U.S. global leadership is essential to protect the security, health and economic interests of American families.

• Farmers around the world grow the food that sustains families and creates stability in communities and countries. Amid growing threats on the global stage from wars, drought and climate change, farmers are part of the solution.

• American farmers have unique views on what it takes for the United States and world to prosper, making it important for them to raise their voices in an effort to help shape U.S. foreign policy.

• U.S. leadership in the world is vital in advancing national economic and security interests. When it comes to issues like trade, America can only stand up to countries like China and Russia when it’s on the global playing field.

• The State Department and USAID are vital links in helping open new markets for American agricultural products, which is not just good for American farmers, but promotes stability and security globally. At the same time, the long-term goal of empowering farmers and communities around the world to feed themselves builds a safer, more prosperous world.

To watch the 2023 Heartland Summit, visit

“Fighting global hunger by strengthening our nation’s leadership around the world, enabling our nation’s farmers to compete, and building new stable markets for our agricultural exports is a moral imperative and a matter of U.S. economic and national security,” says Glickman.

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