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LRDA Rules Brewer Ineligible as
Candidate for Indian Commission
by Connee Hrayboy
LRDA's Elections Committee as
well as their Board of Directors, have
decided that Henry Brewer of St.
Pauls is not eligible to run for a scat
on the North Carolina Commission
of Indian Affairs. LRDA has been
designated as the agency to oversee
theclcction/appointmcnt for that scat.
According to LRDA's letter to
Brewer, he was ruled Ineligible because
he refused to accepted the
LRDA mandated qualifications for
This decision leaves Garth
Locklcar as the only candidate for
that scat Mr Locklcar is a member
ofthc tribal council, as is Mr. Brewer
Both council'seals arc up this summer.
Apparently, Mr Locklcar saw
no problem with the application process
and Tiled to run according to
LRDA's procedures.
: "In the abscnccof a contested race
for the scat. LRDA has also declared
Garth Locklcar as the member for the
NC Commission of Indian Affairs
He was sworn into that position on
Wednesday and will serve for three
years. He will resign from the Tribal
Council because the Constitution will
not allow a Council member to serve
on two governing bodies
Mr Lock tear is brother to Mr.
Rod Locklcar who is an appointed
member oflhc LRDA board of directors.
His seal docs not require that he
face the voters to retain his position
Mr. Rod Locklcar also serves on the
LRDA Elections Committee. He was
not present at the meeting of the
Committee to discuss Brwer's
canddiacy. but did communicate via
Mr. Brewer has written to the NC
Commission of Indian AfTairs and
asked them to suspend the election
for the Commission until the merits
of his complaint arc determined
Brewer stated that he would file an
AdministrativcGricvanccagainst the
commission, if the election was not
The Commission lakes no position
on internal tribal matters.
Lumbee Guaranty Bank Releases
Second Quarter Financial Report
Pembroke, JVC-Lumbcc Guaranty
Bank released financial information
today on its 2nd quarter (ending June
30. 1997) performance. As of June
30.1997 assets totaled $78,898,636.
a 16.5% increase over the last twelve
months. The Bank's Equity has increased
from $5,782,594 as of June
30. 1996 to $8,532,900 as of June 3,
1997. Total shares of Common Stock
outstanding havealso increased from
351.023 to 892.342 in the last twelve
months. The Bank has raised over
$2.5 million in its current slock offering
scheduled to cad September
TO or until $3 mdlicniu stock is sold.'
The new capita! w?l! be used to fund
future bank expansion opportunities.'
. -M
The Bank earned $207,650 in the
increase over last year's total or
$145,088 for the same period. Annualized
Return on Average Assets
(ROA) totaled 1.09%. and Return on
Average Equity (ROE) totaled
Lumbcc Guaranty Bank is a full
serv ice commercial Bank with seven
branch locations. Iir its 26th year of
operation, Lumbcc Guaranty Bank
remains committed to serving the
people of Robeson. Cumberland and
surrounding counties. Lumbcc Guarantv
Bank is scheduled to open its
eighth branch in Fairmont NC later
(his month ?
Retired UNCP Policeman Prdud of
Campus Safety Record
32-year law enforcement veteran Capt. Donald Godwin cleans out
his desk on his last day of service at UNCPs Police Department.
Pembroke-On Monday morning.
June 30, Captain Donald R. Godwin
ended his 32-year law enforcement
career. Following a meeting with
Chancellor Joseph B. Oxendinc, he
performed the ritual cleaning out of
nis desk.
*1 told the chancellor it was a
happy ending." Capt. Godwin said of
his 22 years at tnc University of
North Carolina Campus Police Department,
"I's enjoyed working here
and being part of a great institution."
"Capt. Godwin has served this
University with distinction for more
than two decades." Chancellor Oxeridine
said. "He has been a proud
police officer who conducted himself
iti such a way that 1 could depend on
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him absolutely and without a shadow
* of concern. Capt. Godwin and I have
had a close relationship and that
relationship will continue
At a recently dinner in his honor.
Capt. Godwin was given his firearm
and his law enforcement badges. The
gifts arc. symbolic in the world of law
enforcement of exemplary and long
time service.
"I am the first officer to leave
UNCP to be given his weapon,,"
Capt. Godwin said "I'm real proud
of that. It means a job well done "
His remembrances were interrupted
on this last morning by a I
phone call, obviously from a friend
who recognized his voice instantly.
ForCapt. Godwin, there are no strangers
on this campus.
"No, l!m not retired yet," he said
earlier. "I have about an hour before
I leave. I'll be back, just not so often.
"I'm going to miss everybody," he
said, putting down the receiver.
Capt. Godwin's career as a sworn
officer for the UNCP police force
began in 1973 after 10 years on the
Town ofPembroke'spolice force. HE
was promoted to sergeant in 1978
and captain in 1994, He has worked
day shift for the 13-mcmber force for
the last 20 years.
"On any given day here, there arc
4,000 people coming to campus," he
said. "1 worked parking, traffic, and
crime prevention routinely , and just
about every day there are special
events that have to be coordinated
through our department."
Capt. Godwin said there is no
comparison between the rough and
tumble life of a municipal police
officers and b?fiig a Sworn officer on
a university campus But the selfdcscribcd
"street'cop" said the job is
not all parking duty cither.
"1 was injured three years ago
making a trafTic arrest," he said. "IT
an outsider, like that fellow, comes
on this campus and breaks the law,
chances arc he's going to jail," the
captain said. "We hardly ever have
any trouble with our students. 1 only
had to pull my weapon one time in a
case of two men from the outside who
stole a car and showed up here."
It is with considerable pride that
Capt.. Godwincanremembereachof
the few serious incidents he investigated
as a member of the University
Police Force.
"They tell me this is the safest
campus of the entire (UNC) university
system," he said. "I've been here
22 years, and there's never been a.
murder or rape reported on campus."
As for retirement, there's a sit of
"honcy-dos" to keep Capt. Godwin
busy. He also plans to work part-time
for himselfdoing light electrical work
when the fish are riot biting at the
This summer. Godwin and Jackie
, his wife of U years, will spend time
traveling with their daughter. Donna,
and two grandchildren.
"It's going to be 'Papa this and
Papa that all summer'." he complained
with a twinkle in his eye
I'm going to have fun spending more
time with the grandchildren.
Robeson County
Native Connie
Locklear Joins
D.C. Offire
" *
Washington. DC. --Seventh District
Congressman Mclnhrc announced
today that Connie Locklear
oC Robeson Counts has joined his
, Washington. D C congressional staff,
as a Legislative Assistant
^Congressman Meliusrc said. "I
am yen proud to hasc Connie join
our congressional staff She \\iil bean
excellent asset to ntc as I work to
represent the folks of Southeastern
North Carolina"
Connie, the daughter of Ambrose
and Jo>ce Locklcm of Luuiberton. is
a recent graduate ofllie Unix ersits of
North Carolina at Wilmington where
she rcceixcd a Baehclor of Arts degree
During Iter lime at UNCWilminglon.
Connie was president
of the Student (uwchtmcnl Associalion
and was inxulxcd in a x.nielx of
other actix ilics a- well
Collins Participating in World's
Strong Man Competition
Nclhcrkinds is n small country on
the North Sea in Northwestern Europe.
They arc called Holland
Chief Iron Bear. Harold Collins of
Robeson ( ounly. NC will appear live
via Ncurosbore Sports satellite from
Brunssum. Holland (Netherlands) on
July 12th and 13th at 1:0() P.M..
Holland's time and 7:00 a.m. EST.
Brunssum. Holland is the site of
the first phase of a three part competition
for the World's Strong Man
Title. Harold Collins was chosen to
be the only representative from tch
United States in this competition
Each compel itor is asked to present a
gift which represents their heritage
and culture. As part of the opening
ceremonies, Mr. Collins will present
a tomahawk in the traditional Indian
way to the Head of State of the Netherlands.
The Lumbcc Tennis Shoe
will also be making its international
debut as part of the ceremony.
Schedule of Events:
Saturday-July 12th-Hercules Hold
(holding two cars up a ramp); Stone
Strength (lifting large stones)
Sunday-July 13th: Car Dead Lift
(lifting the rear end of a car); Truck
Pull (hand over hand); Log Lift (over
head); Crucifix (lifting 12 kilos of
weight straight out in front).
Mr. Collins is scheduled to return
to the Slates oirTucsday, July 15.
1997. On Monday. July 21 he will
travel to Scotland for the second
phase of competition for the World's
Strong Man Title. Those who qualify
in Scotland will be informed at that
time where the third and final phase
or competition w ill be held.
Everyone is encouraged to v icw
these events live via satellite.
rCarolina Indian Voiced
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Day Care Center to
Open at Sandy
Plains UM-Church
A da\ carc center will open at
Sandy Plains United Methodist
Church. Union Chapel Road. Pembroke,
on August 4. Applications arc
being accepted now. For additional
informaiton call the church at 521 8600:
Plenty of
fun in sun
NATIVE Americans, a top car show
and water sports made Swansea the
place to be at the weekend.
Thousands turned out to watch the three
separate colourful events in the city.
Five hundred and one nations were represented
at the launch of a Swansea festival
devoted to Native American culture.
Native Americans in colourful traditional
dress attracted crowds to Swansea's Castle
Square on Saturday.
They were representatives of the 500
nations in Native America, invited to
Swansea by the Dylan Thomas Centre.
The 50lst nation was Wales itself, represented
by Swansea's Lord Mayor Gareth
Williams but the day before the launch of
the week-long festival the organisers were
accused of having an imposter in their
A fax. sent to the centre from the Oglala
Sioux tribe in South Dakota, claimed Gerald
Ismelar. billed by the Dylan Thomas Centre
as a direct descendant of the famous Indian
Crazy Horse, was a fake.
But council literature officer David
Wooley said a mistake bad been made over
the man's name in pre-publicity for the
event ? be was actually called Gerald Ice.
"It was a simple misunderstanding. I was
given the wrong name ? Gerald Ice is a
direct descendant of Crazy Horse." said Mr
Mr Ice presented Councillor Williams
with the Indian Nation Lakota flag in rerum
for the flag of Wales on Friday.
There was plenty of water fun in the
marina yesterday, including a three-legged
swimming race ? another fun event being a
tug of war off Pocketts Wharf.
The water carnival, organised by
Swansea Yachting and Sub-Aqua Club, also
saw the rescue of a damsel in distress in the
chilly waters of the Tawe.
Hundreds turned out to watch the
Evening Post Motor Show in Singleton Park
on Saturday and yesterday.
The latest vehicles were on show
courtesy of 30 dealers from the Swansea
area. v
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Reprinted from the South
Wales Evening Post *
# Jim* 16, 1997 .
Activities at Pembroke
Housing A uthority
June 23, 1997 through June 27,
1997 was a very exciting week for
four of our youth, says Mitchell
"Bosco" Locklcar, PHDEP Coordinator.
Brandy Lambert, Ronnie
Booth Jr., and Juan Locklcarof Strickland
Heights, along with Shawn
Oxcndinc of Locklcar Court, participated
in the week long Institute.
Addressing Basic Challenges ih Developmental
Education (ABCDE).
The Institute was held on the campus
ofthcUnivcrsitv ofNorlhCarolinaal
There was over 100 youth from
housing authorities in North and
South Carolina that participated in
the Institute
During the week the youth were
exposed to skills in the areas of public
speaking, decision making, sclfcstccm
building and substance abuse
prevention. The Institute also featured
a Youth Summit with a live
radio broadcast with Harvard
Jennings on WAVE radio station.
Each youth was as awarded a Certificate
from the North Carolina Department
of Crime Control and Public
Safety for their participation in
Ihc ABCDE Institute
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On July 5.1997 the Helping Hands
4-H Club participated in the annual
Lumbcc Homecoming Parade In
Pembroke Housing Authority's
program ExprGro is happy to announce
that a replacement for Mr
Richard Jones is in place She is
Kelly Locklcar and she is looking
forward Jo working with the youth
already in the program and those to
Local Prison Food Service Manager
Receives Operator of the Year Award
Food Service operations in a correctional/prison
sett i ng arc as vital to
managing an inmate population as
an> othc rscrvicc, and staff in this
workforce must demonstrate the highest
of standards in sanittion. food
preparations, food service deliver),
attention to food budgets, and be as
security-minded as all other steff.
These are exemplified by a Robeson
County Native, David E. Oxendinc.
Food Serv ices Supervisor II at Lumberton
Correctional Institution, who
received Ihc 1997 Operator of tch
Year Award for Outstanding Performance
in Correctional Food Service
' at tch annual state conference of teb
American Correctional Fo6d Service
Association held in Greensboro, NC
June 23-25 at the Four Seasons Holiday
Inn. THis award is given annually
by the North Carolina Chapter of
the ACFSA to recognize
andencourage exemplary performance
by professionals actively engaged
in correctional food services
Ind escribing Mr. Oxendinc's diligence
at food service financial and
operational techniques. Supt. Pal
Cavis says that "Mr. Oxcndinc looks
for ways and means to save money,
being conscientious of food costs,
cnvironmcntal/wcathcr situations
that impact food costs, and is resourceful
at utilizationfo produce
andfoods harvested through research
stations in North Carolina. HF. is
concerned with providing nutritious
meals in kecpign with the
Department's responsibility to the
offender population and goals for the
food services section. Cleanliness in
the kitchen is constantly stressed "
HE hasbccninstrumcntal in helping
other new institutions come on
line with setting up their kitchens
and with staff training. He has completed
(he HaCCP training specified
by tch FDA. foodbornc illnesses, interaction
managemnt and team building.
Mr. Oxcndinc serves as
chiarpcrson ofthc facility's gardenn
committee wjpsc .ossopm os tp | am
arnd pvcrscc the production of vegetables
on a local level for us ein the
food service program to offset food
costs and save taxpayers' money He
encourages t ra i n i ng i n the co= u I i na rv
arts.having once served as a food
service instructor providing training
to military personnel in the Federal
Republic of Wclst West Gcrmamv
thorugh Central Texas College. At
Lumbcrton Correctional Institution,
a staff of six (6) in responsible for the
lood services opcrtions and supcrvi^
sion or 52 inmates.
After his retirement from the U.S.
Army, followed with a 5-year tcach
ing stint in Texas, Oxcndinc came
home ot his native Pembroke, with,
his wife and cihldrcn in 1988, and he
began workign for tch Dcpartmcntof
Corrcctions-Divisionof Prisonsa tthc
Hoke Correctional Institution He
loves flower gardening and takes
time to visit elders in his community.
He is a life time member of Professional
Chef-Europe Division and
American Correctional Food Service
David F. Oxendtne

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