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VOLUME 24 i 5 " ? THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1997 TWENTY-FIVE CEBITS
t; Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2843, Pembroke,
Zreceived a warm welcome from Congressman Mike Mclntyre during their
Jecenttripto Washington, D.C. Post Commander Hilton Deese, shown left,
'and State Judge Advocate Arthur Shull, shown right, had the opportunity
Ho talk with Congressman Mclntyre about co-sponsoring H.R 414 (mediZcare
subvention which would auth orize medicare to partially reimburse the
^Department of Defense for treating additional medicare eligibles in
'military treatment facilities; H.R. 192 which would authorize the same
subvention concepts as H.R. 414 but as a demonstration test
Z For many years the Veterans of Foreign Wars, other veterans service
.organizations and the VA have called upon the Congress to enact legislation
to bring order to and expand eligibility for VA health care by providing
all veterans who wish to take advantage ofit, with mandated access to full
continuum of VA health care While not all that the veterans are requesting,
a significant step toward that goal was made with HR 3118 (Veterans
:Health Care Eligibility Reform Act of1996) which was enacted into law
on October 9, 1996 as Public Law 104-262.
Pembroke VFW Post #2843 News
.On March 10th 1997 VFW Post
#2843 had it's monthly meeting at
Post Headquarters in Pembroke, NC.
Post Commander Rev. Hilton Deese
called attention and asked the Rev.
Smith locklear to bless the food. The
members dined on fried chicken, rice
w/gravy, green beans, biscuits, spice
cake and ice tea. At 7:30 p.m. The
Post called to order by Commander
D$ese. Opening prayer by Chaplain
Archie Oxendine. The guest ofhonor
was Mr. Toy Lovin of the pepsi Cola
- Co.ofLumbcrton,NC. He was given
a placque in appreciation ofthe many
years of kindness his company have
rendered to the Postal plate sales and
other functions at the Post. The
placque was well received by Mr.
Lovin. The highlight of the nights
joint meeting came next as a beautiful
and delicious layer cake was auctioned
off by Mr. Art Shull on behalf
of the Women's Auxiliary at the
post. That's the highest cake I've
ever seen auctioned and 1 got to eat a
slice of it afterwards. Following the
auction a brief recess was called,
after many hand shakes and small
talk Mr. Lovin departed, the ladies
adjourned to their meeting room and
the closed meeting Convened at 7:45
P.M.
Post Quartermaster Mr. Ardell
Jacobs gave his report. Followed by a
report by Post Adjucant Mr. James B.
Locklear about February's meeting
conducted by vice Commander Mr
JohnHarrclson. He was Commendec
fdr the excellent way he conductor
his first meeting by All. State Judgt
Advocate Art Shull asked permission
to approach the podium. After
informing the Post of his many new
duties coming up and all the trips he
will be having to make he presented
the' Post witn a honor banner for
achievement. He looked at the wall
and said since 1989 this is the 7th
year straight that the Post has re- \
ceived this prestigious award. And
urged us to keep up the good work.
We had two (2) new nominees
accepted to the Post A new member
sworn in was Mr. Vernon Mac Ncill.
Prayer for His guidanco offered Try
Chaplain Archie Oxendine. i was
unable to get the names of the new
Post officers as the process is incomplete,
but they will be printed when
sworn in for the year 1997-98. The
next gospel sing at the Fayetteville
VA Hospital is April 6th at 3 PM.
Announced by Hospital ChaplainMr.
Locklear
Mr. Shull approached the podium
to give a talk about Agent Orange
and other entitlements the veterans
should be aware of. The blessing of
the Children's National Home and
departed, missing and their family
was offered and post dismissed. With
this report goes a photo and report
accompanying it when Mr. Shull and
Mr. Deese met with Congressman
MikeMcIntyre recently in Washington,
D.C. Hope this will show that he
is working for the veterans and people
who elected him to office. The next
meeting is April 14, 1997.
I Erwin Jacobs, Post Surgeon and
Art Shull, NC Judge Advocate
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j ^ West Lumberton Elementary News |
; Students at West Lumbcrton Elementary
School launched out successfully.
as participants in their
annual sdencc Fair. The students
>cre excited and their projects were
great; however, all could not be
winners. Congratulations to our
winners:
First Place Winner - Samantha
Meszaros, 3rd grade
Second Place Winner - Ivorie
Addison, 4th grade
Third Place Winner - Adam
dark, 3rd grade
Parents were invited and encouraged
to see the displays.
II Science Fair Winners at West l.umberion Elementary School.
| Standing left to right: Ivorie Addison, Adam Clark, and Samantha
I Mesiaros. In the back, Evelyn Meares, Science Fair Coordinator and
|'/,ar/y T. Brooks, Principal.
Participants invited
to Red Springs
Street Festival
' Artists, craftspeople, and food
vendors who wish to participate in
the Red Springs Street Festival on
April 20,1997, please contact the Rd
Springs Arts Council, PO Box 447,
Rod Springs, NC 28377 (910/8434559
evenings).
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Reunion to be held
The descendants of Sionand Sarah
Wilkins, H.T. (Sonnic) and Rosclla
(Sis) Lowery will reunit on May 24,
1997 between 4 and 9 PM at Harpers
Ferry Baptist Church in Pembroke
Donations: R.F.V.P.; A S. A P. $7.00
min. per person. Children under 10 $4.00.
For more information contact
Hazel Strickland at (910) 521-366:1
or contact John Lowery at (301)5875434
call 521-2826
N.C. Native Americans, Archaeologists
Discuss Mutual Concerns
RALEIGH ?Representatives of
North Carolina's Indian tribes and
organizations recently met with the
state's leading archaeologists and
anthropologists to discuss issues of
mutual interest.
The Archaeology Forum, held at
the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh,
was co-sponsored by the N.C.
Commission of Indian Affairs, the
Office of State Archaeology, and the
Archaeology Council.
Growing out of the forum were
the following recommendations
* Explore the possibility of establishing
a scholarship fund for Indian
students studying archaeology;
* Transfer archaeological information
to the Department of Public
Instruction to be used in curricula for
North Carolina public schools;
* Explore ways to increase and
enhance collaboration between state
agencies and Indian tribes; and
* Emphasize Indian education for
professionals in history, anthropology
and archaeology fields.
The forum was led by Gregory
Richardson, executive director of the
N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs.
Forum presenters included; Steve
Claggett, chief archaeologist. N.C
Office ofState Archaeology, Dr. Vincas
Steponiatis, director of research
laboratories of anthropology, UNCCH;
Dr. David Phelps, director of
archaeology laboratories, ECU; Ken
Robinson, chairman of the Archaeology
Council; and Rodney Sncdekcr.
forest archaeologist. National Forest
Service.
Representing Indian tribes and
organizations were: Gladys Hunt,
executive director, Cumberland
County Association for Indian People,
Fayettevillc; Ruth Revels, executive
director, Guilford Native American
Association, Greensboro; Jane Jacobs,
executive director, Coharie
Intra-Tribal Council. Clinton; Barry
Richardson, executive director,
Haliwa-Saponi Tribe, Hollister;
Sabrina Jacobs, program director, ?
Waccamaw-Siouan Development .
Association.Bolton;andBenJacobs. ^
economic developer. Lumbee "Regional
Development Association,
Pembroke
Native Americans have lived on
the land known today as North Carolina
for more than 10,000 years. The
history of those early inhabitants is "
often studied through archaeology.
North Carolina is home to one
federally recognized Indian tribe, the
Eastern Band ofthc Cherokee, and to
five state-recognized tribes, Coharie.
Haliwa-Saponi, Lumbee, Mehcrrin,
and Waccamaw-Siouan.
In addition. North Carolina has
three urban Indian organizations in
areas with significant Indian populations.
They are Metrolina Native
American Association in Charlotte.
Guilford Native American Association
in Greensboro, and Cumberland
County Association for Indian People
in Fayettevillc.
The N.C. Commission of Indian
Affairs was created in 1971. It is
housed in the N.C. Department of
Administration.
Shown in the background is Mr. Wesley Revels, Principal of Purnell
Swett High. Also shown is John Hodges and I.ittle Miss l.umbee
Angelica Chavis.
Heritage Showcase Seeking Old Photos
The Robeson County Heritage
Showcase is seeking old photographs
of people and places of Robeson
County for an exhibit "NOW &
THEN", scheduled to open in May of
1997.
We are particularly interested in
photographs that show sites of interest
in each of the towns within the
county. Rather than portraits of
people, we would like to see photographs
that show citizens in recogs
nizable places.
It will be important that you try to
assign a date to each photo and identify
any persons in the photo.
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We will begtn accepting photographs
for examination on Monday.
March 17,1997. You maybringyour
photos to the museum on Mondays
andTucsday from 9:00 am until 1:00
pm. The cut-off date for submission
will be April 18. 1997.
Pembroke Housing
Authority Activities
Pembroke's Housing Authority's
"Helping Hands" 4-H Club awarded
the following residents with Yard of
the Month for January: Ms Florence
Oxcndinc of Locklcar Court, Ms
Juauana Wilkins of Maynor Manor,
Ms. Bonnie Jacobs of Dial Terrace,
Mr. Roscoc Chavis of Strickland
Heights and Ms Josephine Thompson
of Chavis Park.
The following residents were
awarded yard of the Month for February:
Ms. Eldis Hunt of Maynor
Manor; Ms. Gertrude locklcar of
Locklcar Court; Ms. Carrie Jacobsof
Dial Terrace; Ms. Carrie Oxcndinc
of Strickland Heights, and Mr Earl
Oxcndinc of Chavis Park
The "Helping Hands" 4-H Club
held its election for officers on March
17,1997. Mr. RyanColIinsofChavis
Park was rc-clcctcd as president; Ms.
Charclic Collins of Chavis Park was
elected as vice president, and Ms
Lisa Hagcr of Maynor Manor was
elected as secretary-treasurer
A clothing bank has been started
for the Housing Authority residents
It is located in the Youth Center at
Maynor Manor. Residents can call
521-1030 or stop by the Youth Center
to make an appointment to get
clothes from the bank Anyone who
has clothes that thev would like to
donate may call Ms Amy Woods at
521-1030.
Spring Revival at Cherokee Chapel
Cherokee Chapel's Spring Revival
includes six great nightsofGod Tilled
services Sunday night through Friday
night. March 21-March 28th
Three great Holy Ghost Tilled preachers
will be guest speakers: Rev. Roy
Clark, Rev. Jimmy Locklcarand Rev
Sam Henderson Sunday night services
begin at 7 p.m. Monday through
Friday nights services begin at 7 10
p III
Fvcryonc is welcome tocomc and
service and worship ihc Lord with
the congregation of Cherokee Chapel
Holiness Methodist Church There
will be special music each night
The church is located at Wakulla,
between Red Springs and Maxton.
off Highway 71 in front of Oxcndinc
School
Prospect United Methodist Church, Route 3 Box 196, Maxton, will be
the site for the Easter Cantata - "Hallelujah! What A Savior". The Music
Ministries of Prospect United Methodist Church will present the cantata
on Saturday, March 29,1997 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday Morning, March
30, 1997 at 10:40 a.m. This Easter presentation is under the direction of
Mr. Harold D. Jacobs, the character of Jesus is performed by mr. Morris
Dial, and narrated by Mr. Leon Jacobs There mil be solos and other added
attractions to make this one of the most exciting performances ever.
Prospect United Methodist Church invites the public to this great
celebration of the life, Death, and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ, Saturday, March 29, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday
Morning, March, 1997at 10:40 a.m. at Prospect United Methodist Church.
The church is located 5 miles Northwest of Pembroke across the roadfrom
prospect School.
Union Chapel Student
Involved in the Arts
Little Miss Lumbce Angelica
Marie Chavis recently completed a
month-longpcrformancc at the Carolina
Civic Theater. She performed
two weeks with the Purnell Swell
High School Living History Club in
"Remember the Sixties" written and
directed by Mr. John Hodges. The
show ran six times and was a huge
success. Proceeds went to establish a
scholarship at the Univ ersity of North
Cardlina at Pembroke in the History
Department.
Angelica also was cast in the play
"Jack and the Beanstalk" directed by
the visiting actors fro Missoula Theater.
There were twelve performances
of the play. Angelica's classmates
were able to sec one of them.
Angelica is a student at Unioji /
Chapel Elementary School in
Halle Torockio's second grade class
The is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs
DonChavisandMr and Mrs Robert
Earl Chavis of Pembroke
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Shouts left to right: Summer Leigh Chaves, Veronica Oxen dine and
Little Miss Lumbee Angelica Chavis.
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l ittle Miss l.umhee Angelic" Marie ( havis is shown above.
J Say you read it in Carolina Indian |
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