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VOLUME 25 NUMBER 47 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1998
VFW Post holds
Parade & Fish Fry
On November I !th (Wednesday)
1998 the VFW Post#2843 celebrated
their Annual Parade in Pembroke.
NC followed by the annual Fish fry.
Members Mr. Gregory Cummings
and Mr. B.D. Locklear lined up the
parade activities. There was a brief
ceremony at the small town park to
honor veterans then the activities
centered on the post on Un ion Chapel
Road forthe early fish fry and chicken
plate sale. A lot of preparation went
into this occasion. Purchasing tickets,
fish, chicken and other foods for
the plates. Cleaning 300-^ pounds of
spots^,several bushels of sw^t potatoes
making over 25 gallons'of cole
slaw, etc. Cooking cakes, fish,
chicken, potatoes and serving the
As for a few men and myself there
werediany hours spent to mjke this
a success. I was absent from the fish
scaling due to dental problems, but I
did bread and helped prepare i%ost
of the fish on the I Ith. There was a
lot of devotion put into making this
year's sale a success. We few cooks
started around 7 a.m. and I had burned
out by 6 p.m.. sore and tired I had
to leave for home. Luckily 1 had my
back brace on or I couldn't have
lasted as long.
I joined the post four yeas ago
and attended the parade that year,
then helped park cars. For the past
three eyas I have been helping out as
a cook It is hard on the same men
every year. We need more volunleers.
I read an article in Thursday.
November 12th's Robcsonian where
an organization in Lumberton with
less than 50 people sell 3.000 pancake
plates annually and it is hard for
is to get almost 400 members to sell
300 tickets. Where is our loyalty to
our organization, members?
This is the once a year chance to
raise monies for the many projects
we are involved in. Let's strive to do
better next year, if God permits us to
still be here. T his is a pleading from
my heart, not just to hear myself talk.
With God's help, think what a 3.000
plate sale could help us do in 1999.
We could do so much for others in
need. I love this organization and
workat making my presence known.
We heed more dedicated members
who re not contended to just belong
but are willing to get involved with
what the VfW is all about. I just feel
better in knowing 1 did a little somethinj^'to
help my fellow human
beings. I challenge you as aViember
io make mis one ot your new year's
resolutions to attend meetings and
get involved. Many can do a lot. Few
can do verv little. Think about it.
God bless you and yours.
Sarah Beil*Honored by
First Baptist Church
^Irst Baptist Church *of Pembroke celebrated Homecoming on
October 25,1998 withja special "Sarah Bell Appreciation Day." Ms.
Bell has been the pianist for the church since 1953 and is a retired
music teacher in the Public Schools of Robeson County with almost
30 years of service at Magnolia School.
dn attendance with Ms. Bell was her husband, James F. "Buddy "
Bell, her three sbns and meir spouses: Attorney Greg ad Bonita Bell;
Dr. Joey and Vlcki Bell; and Dr. Ronny and Natalie Bell; her
grandchildren: Jamie, Steplun, Tori, Benjamin, Ashleigh, Jonathan
find Isaac Bell; and her mother, Eunice Sampson; her brother and
sister-in-law: James and Linda Sampson.
Pembroke Mayor Milton 'blunt read a proclamation from the
Town declaring October 25, 1998 "Sarah Bell Day." The Pastor,
Keht Clevis, read letters of congratulations from Sheriff Glenn
Maynor; Vlckl Locklear, Register of Deeds; and Dale Deese, Executive
Director of Lumber River Legal Services.
Also present was Noah H'oods, County Commissioner and former
Principal of Magnolia School.
Mayor Milton Hunt is shown receiving check for the new fire truck. Shown with him
are members of the Committee and the Town Attorney, Grady Hunt, right. (Photos and
text by Maria Rojas)
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The old 1967fire truck and the new 1998 fire truck of the
Pembroke Fire Department.
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Shown left is Amanda Fairclotlt,
Junior Miss Lumbee; Christine
Emanuel, Little Miss Lumbee; and
Miss /V.C. America's Cover,
Glenda Hadden, Miss Lumbee.
In with the New and Still
finding use for the Old
On Thursdn> 12 1998. Pembroke added a new member to the local fire
department, a "Brand New Fire Truck". Since 1967 the same fire truck has
been serv icing the Pembroke community The community is looking forw ard
to bringing in the new millennium with state of the art equipment which will
be .able to provide better sen ice to the people of the area, with more capability
to answer the calls for emergencies a lot quicker. Pembroke Fire Station has
the second quickest response time for the county
Assistant Chief Earl Dcnicry stated that any citizens in the area are
welcome to conic and view the new fire truck, and ask questions since their
hard earned dollars paid for the vehicle Hcsaidtocontcand meet the members
of the Department, and express any ideas they feel would improve the quality
of the Fire Department's ability to serve the community
Pembroke Fire Department is an Organization that "Feels the People.
Serve's the People Cares about the People " Demcry satd
Jervons, Pembroke's New
retail Clothing Store to ,
hold grand opening
The grand opening of a new retail
clothing store. Jcrvons. has been announced
for November 27 and 2H at
206 Union Chapel Road located next
to the Pembroke Power House The
new store will specialize in Women's
. men's . and children's brand name
fashions, according to Kennie and
Donna Cummings store owners
"Marketing research indicated a
definite need in the area for a store
specializing in our type of merchandise.
was clear that the demand for fashionable
family wear is on the rise here just
as it is once again throughout the rest
of the country We will be carrying all
men's sizes. ladies petite to plus sizes
andchildrcn's sizes infant topretccn "
Jcrxon'swill be offering customers
an unusually large selection of designer
and brand name items "We
will be stocking at least 12 to IX
different brands for less than major
department stores Our merchandise
w ill be offered at prices oi i r customers
w ill be excited about "
"Our ly pc of operation also allows
for fast, threc-to-seven day delivery
on items or sizes that we may not have
in slock at a given moment," Cummings
adds. "We're not tied to threemonth
seasonal delivery programs as
arc most department stores and discount
"The ability to get fresh merchandise
fa st a Hows usto react more quickly
when new styles are introduced, too,"
explains Cummings. "Our buying
setup enables us to order any lime we
want without minimum quantity restrictions
and still expect delivery
within in a week's time."
Jcrvons will have its grand opening
on Friday. Nov ember 27, and Saturday.
November 28 Store hours are
9:10-7:00 Monday-Friday. 10:00-7:00
Saturday with special grand opening
hours of 7 a.m. -9 p.m. Friday and 8
a nt. -6 p.in, Saturday. "Comeon out
and help us celebrate our grand opening."
invites Cummings "Take advantage
of our,20% olT sale on all
merchandise during our special grand
opening hours You'll find the price
and quality of our merchandise ivill
make your visitwell worth the effort,"
First Annual Fall Pow Wow
Enjoyed in Hoke CoOnty
On Saturday, November 14,1998
Hoke County held its First Annual
PowWow in Antioch community at
the Haw key c Indian Cultural Center
The weather was o\crcast but the
turnout pro* cd that people were looking
forward tothc festivities The new
sheriffor Hoke County Jim Davis, the
newly elected Clerk of Court Vera
Hollingworlh. new deputy Hubert
Pclcrkin. and Tony Hunt.New County
Coiuniissioncr were among the special
Sheriff Jim Davis stated that he
worked hard to gel elected for all of
the people to scrsc the citi/cns of
Hoke County a diversified area with a
multi-cultural community The people
need a shcrifl who will protect and
serve everyone in the area, he said.
The atmosphere at the Pow Wow
was one of a gathering to efijoy tie
local food, the dancing and to sec the
young people from fhc surrounding
communities perform traditional
dancing . drumming . and to honor
the elders and those who served in the
of directors for the Hawkeye Indian
Cultural Center, and anclcctcd member
of the LRDA board of directors,
stated that "This is just the beginning
of our journey together with all people
in the Hoke County area, with the
election of our new SherifTJiin Davis
This is a stepping stone for the future,
a sure sign that cultural diversity is
notahindcrancc to being able to be in
positions of authority. This sends a
message to the young people that
their dreams arc possible "
Overview ofpeople enjoying the Hoke County Pow Wow and the food. The event was
held at the Hawkeye Indian Cultural Center. (Photos and Text by Maria Rojas)