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The Carolina Indian voice. (Pembroke, N.C.) 1973-current, November 19, 1998, Image 1

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'.brating Our 25th Year of Publicat T CAROLINA INDIAN VOICE 'isfyed each Thursday by First American Pembroke, NC VOLUME 25 NUMBER 47 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1998 VFW Post holds Veterans Day 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 j meals. 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. Okay? God bless you and yours. Erwin Jacobs 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. Mnaama?ibh?? 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) -littf'll'" > : . .V- . irk ?? iV I ' V The old 1967fire truck and the new 1998 fire truck of the Pembroke Fire Department. r-7-^.TQja r.rigr ri<m?mwawv1 "*?* Shown left is Amanda Fairclotlt, Junior Miss Lumbee; Christine Emanuel, Little Miss Lumbee; and Miss /V.C. America's Cover, Tonya Locklear I 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. "saysCummings "Theevidence 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 outlets." "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, 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 A 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 guests attending 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 armed services GwcnLocklcarwhoisonthcbonrd 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)

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