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i ed each Thursday by First American Publications, Pembroke, NC
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Miss L
eeyRebekah Revels. Attends
I Inauguration Celebration
Rebckah Revels, Miss Lumbce
attended the 53rd Inaugural Celebration
for President Bill Clinton and
Vice President A1 Gore in Washington,
D C. January 18-20, 1997.
Rcbekah attended the Inaugural
Pow Wow, the Inaugural Parade and
the American Indian Inaugural Ball
for President Bill Clinton and Vice
President A1 Gore. Sponsored by
Lumbee Regional Development Association,
Rebekah is the second Miss
Lumbee to attend a Presidential Inaugural
Celebration in Washington
Rcbckah was chaperoned by
Natascha Wagoner, Miss Indian
USA, a Native of Pembroke. NC and j
a senior at Wingatc College
Rcbckah is the daughter of J D
and Deena Revels of St Pauls. She is
a member of Ten Mile Center Baptist
Church and a freshman at the Uni- |
vcrsity of North Carolina at Pembroke
Rcbckah staled that the experience
was unique and very rewarding
"1 am very thankful 1 had the opportunity
Jo attend the celebration." she
Shown are Rebekah Revels, Miss Lumbee andNatascha Wagoner, Miss
Indian USA during Inaugural Activities in Washington, D.C.
Rebekah Revels, Miss Lumbee is shown with Miss Navajo Nation.
Shawn are Ron Andrade, 1996 Miss l.umbee Judge of California, with
Miss Lumbee, Rebekah Revels.
98-Year-Old Fire Victim
in Need of Assistance
Mary O. Oxendine of the Union
Chapel area lost her home and belongings
Friday, Dec. 20, in a fire.
She had no insurance to cover her
losses. The 89-year-old Christian lady
lived alone. She has good health,
does her own housework, tends to
her flower garden and her vegetable
garden.;It \s amazing-ytat this lady
saiv$o with a'$typvel;?nc?}ioc'trt her
yard.* She can even drive her car.
God has blessed her in many ways.
She was married to Nicholas
(N.W.) Oxendine. He died of a heart
attack June 6, 1971. He was a great
hunter and baseball player in his earlier
years. Nicholas and Mary
Catherine did not have any children
of their own, but they adopted five
children: three daughters and twin
sons. They were foster parents for
several years to children who came
through Robeson County Department
of Social Services. They loved
children very much.
Mary had a room in her house
dedicated to God. On Friday nights,
some of her Christian friends would
come ovor, and they would "have
worship service. She enjoyed this to
the highest. She has never heen to a
theater or fair. Her parents did not
allow them to go. As she grew older,
she did not want to go |o these
places. She was reared to go to
Church every Sunday.
Now that her house has burned,
and she is forced to live with her
son, Mary is like a fish out of water.
It is just not home! She docs not
have anything to do. She has never
been one to just sit down. She usually
keeps herself busy.
Mary Catherine is worried about
her house and all the memories she
has lost. She lost her doll collection,
old pictures, and many antiques that
can never be replaced. She had
many one-of-a-kind items. Mary
wants a home of her own. She is
constantly asking what we can do tf>
rebuild her house.
Attending the American Indian Inaugural ball for President Bill
Clinton in Washington, DC January 20,1997 were, left to right: Natascha
Wagoner, Miss Indian USA; Greg Richardson, Executive Director for the
North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs; Rebekah Revels. Miss
Lumbee; Pale Moon, founder and president of the American Indian
Heritage Foundation and director of the Miss 'Indian USA Pageant
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Pale Moon, Director of the Miss Indian USA Program, Terry Rose,
national Crown Coordinator for the Miss Indian USA Program, Rebekah
Revels, Miss Lumbee, Natascha Wagoner, Miss Indian USA, attended
Inaugural Parade for the President and Vice President
Weinstein Appointed
Vice Chairman of Key
Senate Committee
Raleigh-Sen. David weinsicin,
D-Robeson. will serve as vice chairman
of the Senate Transportation
Committee, Sen. President Pro tern
Marc Basjiight announced this week
Wcinstcin also will serve on several
key Senate committees: Agriculture.
Finance and Pensions and
Retirement, as well as the Natural
and Economic Resources subcommittees
of Appropriations and Base
"Senator Wcinstcin will have his
plate full in his first session, but he
has the knowledge and the patience
necessary tocxplorcall these issues,"
Basnight said Friday "1 look forward
to hearing his input"
The Senate convened Wednesday.
Januar 29. Committees begin
meeting next week
Wcinstcin represents Robeson
County and parts of Bladen.
Cumberland. Hoke and Sampson
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Many in the community nave told
her that they will help her rebuild
her home if she can get the material.
This is a tremendous task, since she
did not have any insurance on her
house. The house must be built from
the ground up.
We are asking everyone who
would like to help Mary Catherine
Oxendine buy materials to rebuild
her home to please send donations
to: The Mary O. Oxendine Fund,
Lumbee Guaranty Bank, P.O' Box
908, Pembroke, N.C. 28372. .
May God bless you for your help
Mary O. Oxendine will never forget
Doris O. Jom*
Singing to be neia
on Channel 7
A gospel singing will be held the
third Saturday night, Feb. 15 at 6
n m in the studio of TV Channel 7.
Shown with Elizabeth Dole, President of the American Red Cross are:
Patricia Brayboy, left, Acting Director of the Robeson County Chapter of
the American Red Cross, and Wanda Locklear, right, member of the
Board of Directors of the Robeson County Chapter of the American Red
Cross. . ,
Brayboy and Lockelar attended a reception to honor volunteer relief
workers, campaign cabinet members and major contributors and North
Carolina Red Cross Chapters on Monday, Feb. J at the Southeastern
Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC. The event was
sponsored by Elizabeth Dole, President of the American Red Cross and
L.M. Baker Jr., President, Wachovia Corporation and Chairman, 1996
American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Campaign.
Rep. Ron Sutton Begins Third
Term in NC General Assembly
that day the General Assembly convened
in"Raleigh and for the first
timeeveraLumbee Indian was sworn
in for a third consecutive term in the
North Carolina House of Representatives.
Representative Ron Sutton, Democrat
of Pembroke, began his third
term. He explained that he was extremely
pleased to have so many
citizens from Robeson and Hoke
counties present for the occasion. In
fact, there were so many on hand
some were unable to get into the
House Gallery to sec the actual ceremony.
Others watched on closed
circuit telev ision at sites throughout
the General Assembly Building Representative
Sutton hosted a reception
for all his visitors at the Best Western
Cary Motel, owned by Mr & Mrs
Joe Smith, formerly of Pembroke
In addition there were many citizens
present to see Senator David
Weinstcin and Rcprcscntntivc
Donald Bonner sworn in for their
first terms Representative Dong
Yonguc was sworn in tor Wis second
complete term, having served a partial
term upon replacing former Representative
Danny Dcvanc. now with
the Department of .Transportation
There were quests from Robeson.
Hoke and Scotland counties present
to support these individuals too
Sutton is pleased that this area is
getting members with seniority. This
is extremely important when discussing
matters in committees and
on the floor He also indicates that he
will provide an update on committee
assignments when they arc finalized
by the House Speaker:
Juried Fine Art Exhibition to be
Part of Indian Unity Conference
A juried fine art exhibition will be
i part of the upcoming Twenty-Secjnd
Annual North Carolina Indian
Jnity Conference scheduled for
March 13-15 at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux
in Fayetteville.
This is the seventh consecutive
year a juried fine art exhibition has
been a part of the three-day conference
sponsored by United Tribes of
North Carolina
Jane Jacobs, UTNC Arts and
Crafts coordinator, says there is no
entry fee and that the exhibition offers
an opportunity for Indian artists
to share and showcase their work at
the state wide conference. "This year's
conference iscxpcctcd todraw people
from throughout the nation," Jacobs
All participants in the art exhibition
must be 1K years of age or older ,
be a member of a North Carolina
Indian tribe, or may be a Native
American presently residing in the
state. According to official guidclincsalt
media arc acceptable including
painting, pottery, bcadwork. basketry,
sculpture, etc. All entries must
be original and completed within the
last three years, and not entered in
the conference-sponsored juried fine
art exhibition in the last three years
No kits, molds, or print reproduction
of original works will be ac
ccptcd All work accepted as pari o
this exhibition will travel to thi
Guilford Native American Art Gallery
in Greensboro for a show which
will run from late March-May 31,
According to exhibitionfcurator,
Barbara Braveboy-Locklear, the 2day
show, titled "THE PATH WE
will open to thepublic Thursday,
March 13, with an artists' reception
beginning at 5 p.m. The exhibition
will be open the following
day from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Native American artists planning
to enter work in the exhibition must
register with the exhibition curator
no later than 3 p m. on March 12
Works of art will be received at the
North Carolina Indian Cultural Center
Monday-Friday between the hours
of8:30a.m. and 4 p.m. The deadline
for accepting art at that location is
Tuesday. March 11 Those artists
wishirtg to enter work may register
with the exhibition curator at the
exhibition site (Holiday Inn Bordeaux.
Faycttcville) on Wednesday
March 12 until 3 p m Nolatccntrics
can be accepted.
Braveboy-Locklear says only art
which can travel with the exhibition
to Guilford Native American Art
Gallery will be accepted in this year's
Indian Unity Conference juried fine
art exhibition.
"Display in the fine gallery located
in Greensboro's Cultural Arts
Center gives the state's Native artists
an invaluable opportunity to have
their talents recognized and their
work appreciated by the city's art
Artists may submit three pieces of
work. No slide entries will be accepted.
Two-dimensional work mat
not exceed 4-fcct in height or 3-feel
in width, including framing All twodimensional
works must be properly
wired and ready to hang No frame
clips will be allowed Three-dimensional
work may not exceed 4-fcct in
height or 3-fcct in width Works
must be sturdy enough to withstand
handling and exhibition and must be
accompanied by any necessary supports
at the time of entry, says
B ra vcboy -Lock lea r
Entrants may deliver their work
to the North Carolina Indian Cultural
Center. 1 Recreation Road. IVnibrokc.
NC no later than March 11
Please have labels completed and
affixed to art prior to delivery Each
art object must Ik propcrh packaged
for transportation to conference site
Only boxed, or crated art will be
accepted 4
For more information about the
juried fincart exhibition, please contact
\Barbara Bravcboy-Locklcar at
910/7V)-005X.or I rncslilie Bulfifant
at the NC Indian Cultural Center
910/521 -24 U
Gospel Singing
Everyone is invited to a Gospel
Singing at New Prospect Methodist
Church 7 P. M on February 22,1997
at 7:30 P.M There will be no admission
but a love ofTcring will be
taken for a mission trip.
Groups that will be singing include:
The Host, The Bullards. The
pierce Family, Carla and the Redemption.
The Oxcndinc Quartet
Dial Family
Reunion to be Held
The Dcscccndantsof Wcldon and
Jennie Dial will gather on March 29.
1997 (Easter weekend) from 12-5 at
the North Carolina Indian Cultural
Center, Pembroke
Everyone iscncouragcd tobringa
covered dish, family photographs,
family Bibles, etc For more information
contact Nora Dial-Stanley at
910-924-2867 or Kathan I ocklcar at

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