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VOLUME 25 NUMncn to" THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26,1998 TWENTY-FIVE CENTS
Opening reception for
Roger Willie Planned
at GNAA Art Gallery
Greensboro?Guilford Native American Art Gallery and Gift Shop announces
the Opening Reception of 1 WANT TO TELL Y OU MY HEART, visual
artwork by Navajo artist Roger Willie. The reception will be held Sunday,
December 6,1998 from 2:00 - 6:00 pm at the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200
N. Davie Street.
Willie, a full blood Navajo and a member of the Wateredge Clan will present
an artist talk during the reception.
He peoeives his inspiration and strenght for living and creating art from God.
his 'parents and reminiscing of his childhood growi ng up between the four sacred
mountains on the Navajo reservations.
Leaving his homeland and loved ones in order to continue his education was
only the beginning of his journey in life. In 1988, he graduated with a BA in Art
from Fort Lewis College in Diirango, Colorado. In 1990, he enlisted into the
United States Army where he spent four years stationed with the 82nd Airborne
Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In 1995 he completed his secondary
degree'in American Indian Studies at the University of North Carolina at
Pembroke in Pembroke, North Carolina. He hopes to enter a Masters program (
in the same field in the near future.
, His native language, heritage, and his outlook on life as a sacred journey 1
strenghtens his art. The music he listens to and the people he meets also play a
major part in his creations. "When I create an art piece, it comes from the people. j
the land, and most importanUy, it comes from the heart "states Willie. Though
he has worked with oil, aery lie, and experimented with pastel, his main medium
is Pen and Ink. Since childhood, a writing pen and paper of some form was always "
available for sketching. In high school, Susan Hall (his art teacher) introduced
him to the old method (dip & draw) of pen and ink. Today, Willie continues to
work with this medium by using more advanced technical pens. Someday he
would like to take the art of pen and ink to a new level.
In addition to the reception on Sunday, December 6, the Greensboro Cultural
Center tenants will be sponsoring the annual Holiday Open House from 2:00 6:00
pm. The Open House will host international entertainment with performances
many a locasl cultural groups and other activities for children and adults.
The First Young Americans Dance Company and the 1998 Miss Indian
World, April Whittemore will also be performing.
AH performances are free and open to the public.
"I WANT TO TELL YOU MY HEART" will be <5H exhibit at the Guilford
Native American Art Gallery from Decmber 6, 1998 - February 28,1999.
Wrestling coming to Pembroke
Middle School December 5th
^ "TATANKA RETURNS"
Mid-AtlanticChanipionship Wrestling returns aflcr an eleven ycarabscncc"
with a "Huge Wrestling" c\cni at Pembroke Middle School. December 5th I
with a bell time set for K:!5 p.m. "Native Son" Tatankn returns in the main
event for a rugged match against 7"4 inches. 560 pounds. Giant Reese formcrlv
of Raven s Flock Also Tull\ Blanchard "The Original Horseman" takes on
Nature Boy" Buddy l.andcll and Buddy promises to pose the question again
"Tnlly you and me Horseman 2000. What do vousav?" Alsoonlhccardarc
two big lag team matches featuring Two Time NWA Champs The Border
Patrol and Triple X. There will also be a ladies match featuring the "Sensational
Strawberry". Other matches include "The Chairman" MaddMaxx. Coll
Steele. "Boom Boom" Cannon and Rikki Nelson. Come early for the Wrestlers
Autograph Party at 7:00 p.m. and call 704-529-2912 for details on our hotline
On December 5th is N.W.A. Day at ShclTs Seafood Restaurant at 5 p.m.
till 5 p.m. Come and sec your favorite star's from thcN W.A.. W C W and
Please note that this event is in novvav connected with the earlier show done
this summer in Lumbcrlon This event will be television taped also The
proceeds will be going to Purncll Swell High School Band
!!!!! FAN'S OF WRESTLING COME OUT AND SEE US AND GET AN
AIJIOGRAPH. WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!!!
N.W.A is an Native American owned and operated organization Dav id
Baucomthcowncrisoriginally from Fairmont Dav id Brvant is the coordinator
for this up-coming event -
I Purnell Swett student Charley Lowry sings the National Anthem.
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- Pembroke City
:;Fire Dept. holds
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^tjcnt is having a special fund drive
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jwation with Community Support
Services. Families will be contacted
; typhone and asked to make a pledge.
- Each family that pledges receives a
beautiful 10 x 13 Canvas Mount '
I portrait, compliments of the Fire
: Department. Proceeds are being used
to ouy new equipment. For any additional
J j4j^3-253-2638. They appreciate
| yiqr'past support and look forward
* to jjdur help this year.
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Dear Mr. Jesus
to be presented
Lunibcrton N.C., under the direction
of Evangelist Ellie Baker, will present
the gospel play . "Dear Mr. Jesus" on
Saturday. December 5. 1998 at the
Lumbcrlon Junior High School Auditorium
, located in Marion Road in
Lunibcrton N.C. The production
will begin al 7:00 p in tickets for the
play are $5 <H) in advance, and $7.00
at the door. Tickets may be purchased
from members of the prayer band
Proceeds from this production will be
' used to help needy families for the r
Christmas holiday. For more information
. you may call (910) 738-9964 <
or (910) 739-1731. Come out and be fll
blessed of the Lord, and help the *
needy in the process
New Miss UNCP Rebekah Revels (center) is crowned by
Hilca Rosara-Casada (left) and Miss Congeniality Pamela
Scenes from Pembroke
Veterans Day Parade
Veteran Grady Chavls waves to the crowd during the parade.
> MI'ilMI t??roMBTOTOBrgiwigy:
Lumberton ROTC passes In review.
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- Rep. Ronnie Sutton Introduces the guest speaker Fernle Lambert.
of 1973 to hold
Littlefield High School's Class of
1973 will hold their 25th year class
reunion on November 28th. For
morein format ion call Tom Taylor at
Class of 1958 to
hold class reunion
Pembroke High School Class of
1958 Members from 1954-58 arc
included The reunion w ill be held al
Pembroke Elementary School on
December 26th, at 6:(M)pm. Cost is
$20.00 per person Pavmcnt deadline
^ is Dee. 15th .Mail check to Joan
'' Lowry. P O. Box 52. Pembroke. N.C.
28372 For additional information,
call Arnold l.ocklcai 521 -291X oi
Rebekah Revels named
new Miss UNCP
Pembroke - Rebekah Chantay Rc\
els of Si.Pauls was crowned "Miss
LTNCP 1998" Thursday evening during
the annual scholarship pageant
The 19 -yearold former Miss 1.limbec
and Junior Miss Lumbcc rcceiv ed
thunderous applause when Mistress
of Ceremonies Susan (jriflm Fisher.
MissNorth Carolina 1974 announced
Miss UNCP 1997 Hi lea RosarioCasadogavc
her farewell performance
before a crow d of 1.30<>during the two
and one-half hour pageant in the Gi\ ens
Performing Arts Centci
The opening number. "Beauty
Around the World." featured the sc\ en
contestants and Miss UNCP 1997
wearing costumes representing foreign
nations. They were joined in the
routine by the Karen Gibson Dancers
Revels is a junior majoring in English
education. First iiiuiici-up was
18-year old Pamela Lynn Willis -a
freshman from Wagrani: Second ruhncr-up
was Amber Jhaniue Richards
18. a freshman sociology major from
Fayetleville Rachel Lyndon, a 19year
old freshman art major from
Durham was selected Miss Congeniality
Melissa Anne Hum. 2d a junior
from Laurinburg majoring in social
work. Swctc Viiiodbhai Patel 19. a
sophomore from Greensboro majoring
in psychology, and Amy Leigh
Queen. IS. n Ireshmau from Fa>cltcvillc
majoring in music also participated
in the pageant
Ms Florence Ransom directed Iter
tenth Miss UNCI'pageant "Aftcrtcn
sears. it's still going strong." she said
"There's a lot of talent, and it continues
to gel belter The contestants and
the audience showed a lorof enthusiasm
Ms Karen Gibson Jenkins, a former
Miss Pembroke Slate Uni\ ersits. < lioreographed
the pageant It was her
tenth Miss UNCP pageant as well Dr
Diane Jones was the pageant manager
and chapcronc. and Raymond Cumniings
sen ed as pageant coordinator
Chief Judge Gars T Shcrrill said
this sear's pageant was scrs good
compared to the other Miss UNCP
Pageants he has judged. "1 was especially
pleased with the inters iewsand
the contestants did so ssell"
UNCP Chancellor Joseph B Oxendine
welcomed the enthusiastic
audience Student Cos eminent Assoeiaiion
President Ben Gcrsli also
greeted I lie crowd and promised them
an enjoy ableandcntcrtainingcs cning
Dr James B Chits1 is. Vice chancclloi
for Student AtTairs. introduced the
Mistress of Ceremonies
Special entertainment ssas pres ided
bs UNCP Talent Contest ssinners
"Disersily." Corn Chavis and Darlys
Garcia Also entertaining the audience
sscrc The Untoja Dancers and
Tlic Shochecl Creek Cloggcrs
ChapeI Hill, NC: John Brett Sampson of Pembroke, NC played in the
Blue-White Basketball game at the Dean Dome on the campus of the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on November 7, 1998.
Sampson is the son ofJohnny and Wanda Sampson of Pembroke, NC
and is a graduate of Purnell Swett High School.
The Blue-White game is an exhibition game where the Tar Heels are
divided into two teams coached by the assistant coaches, Phil Ford and
Dave Hanners. The highlight of the gamefor Sampson was hitting a three
pointer. The photo shows Sampson (14) warming up before the game.
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Pembroke, NC-Randall Shawn Ballard of Pembroke, NC celebrated
his birthday with a party at the Pizza Hut In Pembroke, NCon November
9, 1999. Shawn Is the son of Ramona Lowry of Pembroke, NC and
Randall Bullardof Red Springs, NC. Shown In the photo Is Shawn (left)
with his Harley Davidson Birthday Cake.
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