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NC Indian Unity Conference
to be held March 24 - 26
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United Tribes of North Carolina
President James Hardin announced
recently that the annual North Carolina
Indian Unity Conference will be held
March 24-26, 1994 in Fayetteville.
North Carolina at the Holiday Inn
Bordeaux Convention Center.
The Conference has been moved
up a week this year due to the United
Tribe's board decision to have the
conference a second year in
Fayetteville due to its success last
year and a scheduling problem with
the hotel facility. Normal scheduling
would have seen the seen the
conference being hosted by Guilford
Native American Association in
Greensboro. NC
' The theme for the 1994 Conference
will be " A VISION FOR THE
The Conference is expected to
draw over 1.000 people to all its
activities which will include a banquet,
pow-wow and dance on Friday night
which are all open to the public
Once again this year Profits from
thrCuiifcirtiw wMfololMifl wvtinl'
scholarships that will be awarded on a
competitive basis, selected by a panel
of the United Tribes Board
Hardin stated that "the awarding
of these scholarship is one of the most
important reasons for this Conference
It allows the UnitedTribes board to be
a vital part of Indian people setting an
example by reinvesting in our youth
and fiiiture leaders "
The Governor and other key state
leaders will be invited to address the
Conference attendees The Unity
Conference isthe largest Indian leaders
gathering held east of the Mississippi
River and is also attended by many
representatives from tribes and urban
Indian centers from states other then
North Carolina
The North Carolina Commission |
of Indian Affairs gave birth to the
conference eighteen years ago and it
has steadily grown to be one of the
most Indian popular events in the
State attended by youth, elders and
For more information about the
Conference contact the local tribal
office or urban Indian Center in your
county Lodging reservations for the
Honored on 7 birthday
J unit Rogers Davis celebrate J her seventieth birthday at a surprise party
hosted by her six children on November 27. The honoree's husband, Guy
Perkins Davis, accompanied her to the event held at the Pembroke Jaycee
Club House.
Bom Dec. /, /923, Mrs. Davis is the daughter of the late Batful Bradley
(Son) Rogers and Ella Jackson Rogers of the Vnion Township in Robestm
County. Her surviving brothers are the R.-verend Elias Rogers of Raeford
and Thomas Rogers of Pembroke. Her brother. Rufus ' 'Buddy'' Rogers of
Warren, Michigan it deceased.
Attending the catered birthday dinner nere the htmoree's children:
Brudie Lock!ear, Jr. and Harold Bradley Lockiear of Ron!and; and her
daughters, MyrtisSpencerofFayetteville: Linda Joyce Patterson ofNorcntss,
Georgia; Brenda Jeane Lockiear and Glenda Gail Lockiear of Rosweil,
Georgia. Each of the children honored their mother nithpersonal accolades.
Mrs. Davis has t grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
The Reverend Manford Lockiear. the honoree'? former pastor, offered
a special blessing on the occasion. The Reverend Elias Rogers paid tribute
to his sister in commentary and spiritual music. Mr. and Mrs. Atlas
Strickland of Beuiah Baptist Church also gave a musical presentation.
Post dinner entertainment nw presented by "Sound of Sound" of
Laurinburg. Musicians n ere Greg Miller and Mark Ebert.
planned for
: recreational
The Southern Officials
* Asaociatioirwtll be conducting several
mandatory meetings for anyone
interested in officiating baseball and
Softball in the spring and summer for
the recreational programs and Jr High
program You must attend these
meetings on January 23. IW at 2
pm at Bill Sapp Recreation Center
and on the following three Sundays.
January 30. 1994. February 6. 1994.
and February 13.1994
If there are any auesttons. please
call Leon Mavnor after 3.30 pm at
. bykeeJetawe
The weekly meeting was held ai
the Town and Country Restaurant on 1
Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. President
Buddy Bell presented member Bob
Lowry who spoke oo the rise in
Juvenile violence affecting all of us
"What can we do about if.' Where '
do we go from here'' Papers report 1
each day ofthe appalling happenings j
The logical first step is in addressing
and solving juvenile crime The path.
of recovery is s long one. A national?'1
calling is necessary ia solving the
problem, prevention, the first step is
now. Documentation in news prim ^
The Jordan case for example
demonstrates the aimlessness of
juvenile crime. The top authority is
missing in many single parent families
Down right hateful behavior is
common ii single parent families
where love fcnd affection is badly
The hateful behavior passes on to
the children This lack of respect is
imperative by the Judicial system
School violence needs control Human
services need to be reinvented in the
single parent family, stressing family
values of harmony, compassion to
each other. Thus developing
compassionate and loving children
Educational roles are needed.
Hopefully improvement by the 2.000's
Questions and answers followed
Bob Lowry's presentation, including
gun control. cost of incarceration and
more required Physical education in
both colleges and secondary school,
thus giving students actual practice in
getting along with each other in joyful
play now lacking in both high school
snd colleges Tlie colleges need lo
restore the two year requirement to
improve social efficiency now lacking
in the college s leadership role, said
Dr Ken Johnson There is more to
college than just the knowledge
objective the Health Objective is
sorely misting when they cut out
Physical Education
The circle K Club donated $100
lo the Foundation Fund, of the NT
High School of Social Studies
lavocatioa. Vardell Swell.
Reporter. Ken Johnson
Frederia P. Stephens
Winner of
the Golden
Rule Award
Patsy Ward, a housekeeper in the
environmental services department,
has been named the latest recipient
of Southeastern Regional Medico!
Center's Golden Rule Award. Ward,
an employee ttf almost 1 years hw.?
dtedfor her outstanding performance
in customer relations.
Ward is a resident oj Lumherton
and attended Magnolia High School.
She and her husband. Patrick J.,
have three grown children and two
The Golden Rule award is
presented monthly to the employee of
Southeastern Regional Medical
Center who best demonstrates pride
in the institution and a caring attitude
to guests and fellow employees. As a
Golden Rule ninner, Ward received
a plague, a personal parking spac e
for the month. SSO in cash, and a
chance in the droning for a four-day
vacation trip this fall.
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Stephens announces for Clerk of Court
Frederia B. Stephens wishes to
announce her candidacy for Clerk
af Superior Court. In making the
aonocenent she made the .
following statements on her
"Frederia B. Stephens says she
wants to be a state sworn an. one who
will serve the public like our
forefathers served She began her
career in February of 1967. nearly 27
yegrs ego in the office ofclerk of court
under Ben G. Floyd's administration
as a deputy clerk She worked as a
criminal clerk serving all S county
seats when the late honorable Robert
F Floyd. Sr.. was chief district judge.
She was then promoted to the juvenile
court and worked there for 7 years
under the supervision of Robert H
Hughes. The former chief court
In 1977 she was appointed by the
honorable chief district court judge
Samuel E. Britt as secretary and court
reporter for the 16th judicial distriljh
comprised of Robeson and Scotland
counties as well as secretary to the.
by the latehonoraMe JohnS^&udner.
cniefdistrict judge in thedual position
of court reporter and secretary in
Robeson and Scotland counties
She is now serving five district
court judges as court reporter for the
I6B Judicial district having been
appointed by the honorable Charles
G McLean, chief district court judge
Her experience is in depth in
criminal court, civil court, juvenile
court, commitment hearings,
scheduling court calendars, judge's
schedules and other court related
matters. Her excellent talent in
reporting consists of reporting and
transcribing for the board of elections
hearings and coroner's inquest for
Robeson and Scotland counties
Mrs Stephens Itears more cases in
civil court than a judge or any law ver
because she is in court and hears all
the cases Her job mandates her at
times to have daily copy which
requires typing 24 hours a dav
There are many w ays that the court
system can be updated and save the
taxpayers money as well as some of
the people who cotne to court and
have to wait to have their case heard
and then they lose their job because of
waiting for the case to be called
"I know that I can be a more
qualified candidate for the cleth of
court than any of my opponents ,
because of my variety of experience
in all nha?r? of the court's onrration*
and its system.
"I will, with cooperation from the
District Attorney's office, have an
appointed time for probation officers
in court so that their time will not be
"Open door policy for every one
regardless of race, gender, problems,
or education, will be vital to that
office. "Dixie Barrington has
performed and exhibited an
outstanding quality of workmanship
during her tenure and has worked hard
in that office and has an efficient staff
that I am sure will continue to maintain
that quality of professionalism which
they have always exhibited Thev ate
a good group of girls and I would put
them up against any other group in the
state for performance
"Crime is on the rampage and
accurate records are very important to
the public of Robeson County
"1 have had close working
relationships with the cletk's office,
district attorney's office. Robeson
County DSS office. NSCH1P. Robeson
with all law enforcement agencies,
communities and citizens to perform
the highest standard of integrity that
can be numanly attained for this office
We must look at a persons background
and their morals and honesty in
fulfilling this office of trust
"As an accurate record keeping
position, it is imperative that the
clerk's office preform with accuracy
since other agencies rely solely on a
person's record for sentencing when
crimes have been committed It is
vital tluu these records be kept up to
date and accuracy is very important
"As a candidate for Clerk of
Superior Court. Robeson County. I
know the responsibility and duties of
that office, and I stand on my
experience of almost 27 years and
qualifications that I know I am the
most qualified candidate forthat office
and my work has proven that. We
need someone who will work hard for
the betterment of each and every
citizen of Robeson County, and I meet
that Qualification
"with God's held and guidance
and the vote of each and every citizen
of this county in May. I promise that
I will endeavor to give of my best to
each of you. That I will perform the
duties as required by law, and by God
^othe best ormy ability and to enhance
the living conditions both socially
and economically for e vervrwe a* heat
lean. I want to be saleswoman who
will serve a people that you will be
proud of and to be humble and
submissive to God and His willfor our
"By the power of prayer. I am sure
we can accomplish this tad: together
and make this the great state of
Robeson. I request each of your prayers
during my campaign ''
Stephens is the daughter of the late
Fred and Bessie Barnes Bissell of the
Hog Swamp Community She
graduated with high honors front
Ornim High school in W7 She
attended Robeson Tech and furthered
her business education at Southeastern
Community College She is a
nationally certified verbatim reporter
with an accuracy of 250 words per
minute, which is ntgher than the State
of North Carolina requires for its
certification program
She recently acquired computer
education and was one of the top of
her class, as well as receiving her C PR
and AA Certificate last year from
Robeaon Community College.
delegate to the State Employees
Convention She is a member of the
State Grange and was seoretarv and
treasurer for Chapter 1115. Robeson
County In IW2 she was appointed by
the Robeson County Board ot
Commissioners to the lumber River
Council of Governments Aging
.Advisory Council. She has taught the
Young Adults Sunday School Class
for 30 years and served as Bible
School birector for many years.
Stephens prior employment
includetservice as bookkeeper for A ?
Weiiuiein k Sons for six years, and
four years as manager of the ladies
ile part men t where she supervised six
other persons
Stephens luu been married for >7
years to Rev Hal Stephens, who
attended Wake Forest Theological
Seminary and is a veteran policeman
for six years with the Citv of
Lumberion before accepting the call
into the ministry. He is a former pastor
of Singietary Baptist Church and is
currently pastor of Carolina Bnpiw
Church in St. Pauls w here tltev re both
The Stephen* have two children.
Hal Jeffirry Stephens. PSU. who is
S. Martin who graduated as an honor
student at UNC-W and is emploved
w uh the N C. Probation Parole Ofriee
They hav e three grandsons and hv e on
the family farm on Kinusdale Road,
off Wine Grass Road m Lumbenon

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