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Glena McNeill Named Petiie
NC All American Girl
; Glena Kay McNeill was winner of the 1997 Petite NC All A merican Girl
Pageant held in Raleigh March 9, 1997. She as also the winner of Rest
Model. She won the honer to represent the State at the National Beauty
Finals in New York August 7-11. She had pageantry training under the
instruction of l.orna McNeill, former Miss l.umhee.
Glena is the daughter of Glenn and Sandra McNeill. She is the
granddaughter of Willa Mae Oxendine and the late l.eondas Oxendine,
Hubert McNeill and the late Eula McNeill, all of l.umberton. She is the
great granddaughter ofCatherine Hunt of Fairmont. Her god parents are
l,arry and Rosalyn Sampson.
IE A to Hold Parent Committee Elections
The Indian Education Project of
the Public Schools of Robeson County
jvill hold parent committee elections
Monday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. at all
Robeson Counu High Schools
All pnrcnts are encouraged lo attend.
Margaret H Chavis. Director
Indian Education
t ive generations
Celebrate Life
Shown counter clock wise are: Mrs. Alverilie Jacobs, Ryan T. Jacobs.
Terry Martin Jacobs, \rtvian l.ocklear anil Amber Lynn Jacobs.
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In honor ofMrs. Alvcrdie Jacobs'
88th birthday. family members gathered
at Mt. Olive Pentecostal Holiness
Church Fellowship Hall for the
birthday celebration and a Maynor
Family Reunion Celcbratinglifchas
always been important to Mrs. Jacobs
who is a five year resident of
Pcmbcrton Place Nursing Home
Approximately 200 people met
for the family celebration Among
those attending were five generations.
including the latest addition to
Mrs. Jacobs' fa mils. grcal-grcat-grcat
granddaughter Ms Amber l.ynrt Jacobs.
daughter of Ry an T Jacobs and
Tamrqjp L\ nn Carter: and granddaughter
of Mr and Mrs Tommy
Carter of Fairmont
Mrs Jacobs is the mother of four
children Ms Vivian Locklcar. Ms
Norma J Thompson, and MR Walter
"Bo" Jones, all of Pembroke, and
Ms Maidic Vann Montgomery of
Atlanta. Georgia She has 19 grandchildren.
25 great grandchildren and
two great-great grandchildren
The Carolina Indian Voice to |
Celebrate 24 Years of Publicatiom
Friends and supporters of the
Carolina Indian Voice will gather
at Pembroke Middle School on Saturday
night, April 26, 1997 to celebrate
24 years of continuous publication
of the Indian owned newspaper
The celebration will include
a banquet and special entertainment
byCarncll Locklcar. The event
begins at 7:30p,m. and tickets ate
available for >30 per couple and
$15 single.
, Madic Rac Locklcar, LREMC
Board member, is chairing the event
For more information and tickets,
please contact her at 843-5092 or
call the Carolina Indian Voice at
The Carolina Indian Voic. ic
Indian owned and operated and has
the distinction of having the longest
continuing publication of any
newspaper in the Lurnbcc community.
For a short time in the early
Withe Pembroke Progressive was
published in Pembroke. It was not
Indian owned. The next Indian
ncwspapcrattcmpt was in (Ik 1960s
published for about two years Neither
newspaper was owned totally
by Indians.
The Carolina Indian Voice began
publication January IK. 1971
Bruce Barton was editor then and
served until 1987 Conncc Brayboy
associate editor, became cdi lor
then and has served in that capacity
Locklcar stated that she was
looking forward to an evening of
celebration. "There arc more than
40.0(H) Indians residing in and
around Robeson County. You can
find an Indian competently performing
in all areas doctors, lawyers.
teachers, judges, the High
Sheriff. Clerk of Court., newspaper
"I think it is only right that we
take time to celebrate the 24 years
of publication of our Indian newspaper.
It has been a way of recording
out history through our own
"I encourage friends and supporters
to join me in this cclcbra
/'Sounds of Faith," A Documentary
on Traditional Lumbee Gospel Music
She believes that it is our spirituality
that keeps the Lumbcc community together.
She understands that Indian spirituality
is expressed throughout the various
churches and denominations in Robeson
and surrounding counties, the home
of the Lumbcc
May nor is w orking on a documentary
about the spirituality of the Lumbec as
expressed through their gospel music
and worship. The video taped documentary
will last about 20 minutes and is
being done in part as a thesis for her
Master's Degree in Documentary Film
and Video at Stamford University, Stamford.
In addition to fulfilling a requirement
for her degree. Maynor believes
that the general public needs to be educated
about Lumbec specifically.
"Yes. we are different in some aspects
than Indians on reservations," she
says, "but those differences don't make
us any less Indian. There is a uniqueness
about our people that is not found any
place else. 1 would like to be able to
express that uniqueness on video. That
way people can see and hear from one of
us about our unique spirituality and our
tremendous talent in gospel music," she
"We arc the most talented people in
the world," she said, " and I don't pretend
to be objective. 1 simply state that
as a matter of fact."
ur Maynor is seeking help w ith the funding
of her documentary, It will cost
approximately SI2,000 to produce the
film. Entitled "Sounds of Faith," the
film will show the unique gospel music
style of Lumbec and will show the tradition
of church life as a means of keeping
communities together.
Anyone interested in contributing to
this project should send contributions
to: 1626 University Dr., Dr. Durham,
NC 27701. Anyone who contributes $50
or more will receive a free copy of the
video and a special invitation to a screening
of the film to be held soonin Robeson
Malinda is the daughter of Waltz and
Louise Maynor of Durham. She is a
' 1995 graduate of Harvard University
where she received an A.B. Degree in
History and Literature.
Maynor hopes to have completed her
, Malinda Maynor is shown behind the Camera
by Connee Bray boy
The question of what makes Indians
different from other races is an age
old one. For as long as there has been
a United States, people have been
asking that question. For those of us
who arc Indian, there is no question. It
is simply a matter of our spirituality , our
oneness with the Creator and the Creator
This spiritual concept in one of the
truths that Malinda Mavnor hopes to be
able to teach others about her own people,
the Lunibcc.
Rep. Yongue to Meet With
Governor and Other Democrats
Weekly to Discuss Education
RAI.EK1H - A one-time. informal
breakfast meeting b\ Gov. Jim
Hum and House Democrats to discuss
education has become a weekh
gathering. And Rep. Douglas Yonguc
will be sitting at the table
Yonguc. a former assistant superintendent
of the Robeson Count)
schools, said he was honored to be
part of the group
As someone who has devoted
much of his life to education. I am
grateful that 1 have been asked to
help Gov Hunt as he pushes his
proposals in the General Assembly."
Yonguc said.
Hunt's "Excellent Schools Act."
which will bring teachers' pay to the
national average by the year 2000 in
return for teacher's meeting higher
standards, is one of the major pieces
of legislation moving through the
General Assembly.
Hunt hascallcd on all North Carolinians
to recommit themselves to
public education, focusing on excellent
teachers, safe classroom and
quality early childhood education.
Homecoming and
Revival Planned at
Salem Baptist
Salem Missionary Baptist Church
will observe their homecoming the
on Sund.ay. April 27 at the church on
the Red Hill Road. Maxton. Lunch
will be served following the worship
service. Sunday school beginsat 9:45
a m with morning worship at II
An afternoon singing will be held
following lunch Guest performers
will include the Tylers, the l.ocklcar
Brothers. New Covenant and other
singers The singing will begin at
2 50 p in
On Monday night. April 28. revival
services will begin.. Services
will continue throilgh Thursday
nighf May 1.
Conducting the revival will be
Rev Timmic Chavis. pastor of Mt
Bethel Baptist Church in Hollistcr,
NC and Rev Jerry McNeill, pastor of
Riverside Independent Baptist
Church, Hwy 74, I.umbcrton. Services
will begin at 7:30 p.m with
special music each night.
The pastor, Rev. Don Dullard,
and the congregation of Salem, extend
a cordial invitation to the public
to attend
The Quarterly Singing of the Burnt
Swamp Baptist Association will be
heldon Sunday. April 20 at .1 p m at ?
the First Baptist Church in Pembroke
Singing groups and singers
arc encouraged to attend and participate
The public is cordially invited?
to attend
Revival at West
Saddletree Baptist
Church Begins
Revival scrviccsw ill begin at Wist
Saddletree Baptist Church on April
27. 1 ?>*)7 and last through May 2nd
Sunday night serv ice begins at (> hi
p.m aiid wccknighl services begin at
7 10p.nt Guest speaker willbc Rev
Jim Butler, pastor of Redeemed Assembly
of Uod The past of West
Saddletree. Rev Ted Brooks, audthe
congregation extend acordial invitation
to the public to attend
Spring Revival Planned at Church
The public is cordially invited to
iittcnd Spring Rcvi\al sen ices at the
Mission Church on tJnion Chapel
Road in Pembroke Rc\ Willie Scott
pastor of New Prospect Church. Re\
l-Acrctte Woods. and Res Patrick
Cunimings will be the guest speak
crs Scr\ice wilt begin at 7 (Hi p m
onSnnda>. April 27 and ill 7 (Op in
April 2K-Ma> 2 I be pastor. Re\
( riles Oxendinc. and (he congrcgalion.
extend a cordinllx inv nation lo
llic public lo attend
I.ittle Miss l.umhee Angelica Marie Chavis is shown with the newly
crowned Miss Indian North Carolina Melissa Silver. ,
MTV Jams Host Bill
Bellamy Visits UNCP
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PF.MHROKF.-- Bill Bellamy, host
of M-TV's "Jams," will be "in the
Hooousc!" 8 p.m., April 29 at the
GivCns Performing Arts Center on
thccampusofThc University of North
Carolina at Pembroke
- Bellamy brings a refreshing, exciting.
truc-to-lifc style of comedy
that is enjoyed by everyone from
children to senior cili/cns Mis brand
of humor hasoflcn been compared to
comcdian-grcat Bill Cosby in his
early live performances Audiences
can relate to Bellamy's vivid and
hysterical descriptions of what his
life was like growing up thecldcst of
three kids I lis fans rave of the "Big
Wheels" and Saturday morning cartoons
The 26 year-old Newark. New
Jersey native never uses profanity in
his comedy routines "Funny is
funny." Bellamy said "If you talk
about Tunny things you can mane
people laugh.*' Bellamy is familiar
with college life, graduating form
Rutgers University with a degree in
Economics. He has performed live at
the Comic Strip. Catch a Rising Star.
The Comedy store in Hollywood, y
'Showtime at the Apollo.' and
HBO's 15th Annual Young Comedians
Special." hosted by comedian
Dana Carvcy
Opicnlhg for Bellamy will be local
singcrand UNCPsenior Robert Williams.
Williams won the 1996UNCP
talent show.
Tickets arc SI for students (two
ticket purchase limit) and $5 for
unlimited ticket purchases Tickets
arc on sale at the Givens Performing
Arts Center at UNCP. For more information
call the GPAC at 5216287
or visit the UNCP Student Activitics
Office at

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