November 15th, 2018
Liberal Local News

Sox of Love wraps up campaign

sox of love packing partyThe Sox of Love group in Liberal celebrates the results of its donation drive at a packing party earlier this month. The campaign received 1,500 pairs of socks to give to people in need. Courtesy photoELLY GRIMM • Leader & Times


The colder weather will soon be making people break out their winterwear, and one especially important article of clothing people shouldn’t forget is a pair of socks. 

Sox of Love recently wrapped up its 6-week campaign and according to coordinator Karen Wilson, expectations were way exceeded. 

“The campaign went very well, it blew our expectations out of the water. Our goal was 1,000 pairs of socks and right now we're at basically 1,500 pairs, and we're still receiving donations,” Wilson said. “The we had the packaging party Sunday and each individual pair was put into a bag with an inspirational note. We only had about 15 to 20 people show up for the packaging party and got about 500 pairs packaged and there's still several that need to be packaged, and we'll be doing that very soon with the staff and clients at Mosaic – the community helps them so much and now they're giving back, which is great. And the great thing about this campaign is it gives the people receiving the socks self-assurance and more confidence since they now have that article of clothing they need.”

This was Liberal’s first Sox of Love campaign and Wilson said it was great seeing everything come together. 

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No. 10 Lady Saints not as sharp in 66-54 win

ladysaints42driveinthelaneSeward’s Carla Covane drives to the basket Saturday night against Frank Phillips College. Covane was held scoreless, and while the Lady Saints never trailed, they didn’t lead by 20 until late in the third quarter, and frank Phillips was able to trim the lead to 12 by the final buzzer for a 66-54 Lady Saint win. L&T photo/Earl WattBy EARL WATT

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A day after one of the most dramatic come-from-behind victories in Lady Saints history, Seward County didn’t seem to be as sharp against Frank Phillips Saturday night, but the No. 10 Lady saints still came away with a 66-54 win.

The Lady Saints rallied from 11 points down in the final 11 minutes Friday against No. 15 South Plains for a 75-70 win.

That win may be one of the top five in the history of games played in the Greenhouse.

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Even angels need angels

LETTER TO THE EDITOR, Steve Leete, Great Plains Angels for Animals, Liberal


Every year Great Plains Angels for Animals provides animal treats at the Home Show and Craft Show which are a healthy natural ingredient alternative to store-bought items. 

Providing these treats requires hours of preparation in volunteer’s home facilities.  This year GPAA has been blessed with its own angels.  The REAL “Singles Ladies” Fellowship Bible Class within the Fellowship Baptist Church of Liberal offered the church’s commercial kitchen facilities and their time to provide GPAA with a gift (through a program they call “Liberal Love”) and what a great and appreciated gift it is — 144 dozen animal treats of all types to be given out for donations at the shows.  GPAA would like to thank REAL (Reaching out, Encouraging others, Adoring the Lord, Learning together) Singles Ladies for their generous contribution. 

Next time you see one of these angels raise a paw to them.