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VOLUME 24 NUMIIEI IHL/RSI) \), JL'I.) 24, /9V7 TWENTY-FIVE CENTS
Prospect All Stars fain
District Chamvionshiv
The Prospect Dixie Youth. 9 and
10 year olds. All Star Baseball team,
managed by Mr. Dwaync Jones is on
the road, not again but for the first
time. They will travel toTro>. NC on
Saturday to participate in the 1997
Dixie Youth Stale Tournament It
i was on to an easy road to get onto, but
with team effort and each one doing
his part, this Prospect team has made
! history Prospect w ill face Kanapolis
for its first game on Sa(iirda\ at 2 (to
PM
To gel onto this road to the Stale
Championship. Prospect faced the
Pcmbrokc9 and lOycarold All Stars
for the Sub District Championship at
Pembroke. After winning that game
Prospect had to play, a best of three
game series against Eli/abcthtown
All Stars at Red Springs for the District
Championship. 1 n the first game
against Eli/abcthtown on Monday
night pitchers Edmund Loeklear.
Scan Loeklear and Dav id Emanuel
III led Prospect to a 17-5 \ iclory with
Brandon Loeklear baiting 1 for V
One of the best defensive plays came
at the bottom of the 5th inning when
Kyle Loeklear at short stop. Yarnell
Loeklear at first bJtse and David
Emanuel 111 at third base turnccft (>3-5
double play to give the prospect
All Stars the boast they needed to win
the first of the three game series
With this win. Prospect came to
the second game 011 Tuesday night
with momentum Mow ever, in the
first inning Eli/abethtow 11 scored 8
runs and led the ball game until the
top of the ^rd inning when Cameron
Clark pla\ ing second base made the
best plays of his life to turn his ball
team around. gi\ ing them the" Wanllo-w
in" dri\ e that was needed to win j
the second game Pitchers Thorite
Lock lea r Scan l.ocklcar and David |
Emanuel III got the '>-12 \ielory and
Prospect I () y ear old All Slarsarc
District ( hainpions
"This is Prospect's first year in the
Dixie Youth Baseball League They
have plated well and are excited
about their road trip said Coach
Jones
The 1'ioMhxLftll Star Team (ages
?> 7 101 is sponsored bv the Diet
Clinic with locations in l.unibcrton
Eayeilevillo and Raleigh owned by
Di Fcrri> l.ocklcar a supporter of
Youth Sports and father of team
member Yarncll l.ocklcar
PSHS Football Physicals July 29
Physical exams for foolball and
other sports at Purncll Swell High
School will be given at the school
* *
Jul} 20 and 30 <H (> p.nt I lie cost is
$10. Interested plaxcrs arc urged to
attend and get their phvcial exams
for Swell High Sports /
Prospect All Stars are shown above. Top-bottom left to riffht are
cpaches: Ihvayne Jones, Charles Billiard antl Blaine Jones' Dust in
Eubanks; Edmund l.ocklear; David Emanuel, Kyle l.ocklear and Hen
Dial; Andre Ballard; Thome l.ocklear; Hrnmion l.ocklear; Yarnell
l.ocklear; Sean l.ocklear; Cameron Clark; Bryan ('havis; and I uke More.
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, byJ?hn "Tall Bird" Marshall
As most people know. HUD is
uhder the gun b> many politicians
rhcrc arc those whose endeavor is to
eradicate HUD and with the follow mg
news, there is no wonder
Recently HUDVPublic and Indian
Housing Affairs hasbccnbbsicd
for the rcccnf diWvcTC>>r their sitSinn
'?P?raS5/,Ibi,lio" dollars !')
Section X Hinds. while Housing Aufhoriticsacrossthc
nation knew notliing
of (he available funds so desperalcly
needed for rcpairsand modernization
In addition, some $2.3 billion dollars
appropriated to Public Housfnu
Authorities (HAs) through the Comprehensive
Grant Program's budget
through 1995 remains unobligated
Furthermore, the Senate Select Committee
on Indian AfTairs in investigating
allegations of fraud and other
wrong doings in the Indian Housing
Program Such publicized news of
procrastination and poor management
unjustly instills negative overtones
upon all PH As. IHAs and Fed
cral Agencies.
However, conversely there arc
Housing Authorities and Federal
agencies that do. in fact, implement
InCtr programs and obligate their
funding as they should vyiihin the
designated time frames Asa result
or the aforementioned unobligated
Hinds. HUD has mandated that all
tQmprchcnsivc Grant Project Funds
approved in FY 1995 and prior years
'lnn?lliatCduno la,cr,hi'n June 30th.
:X Furth"morc. rather than a
fii^i VCar P?r,od 10 implement a
^fiscal year Comprehensive Grant
urogram (beginning with FY 19970
HUD is now only allowing 18 months
?o implement obligate, expend, and
^ b,Ud/CI >car Th'S ?'?
SiiSto 1 ma"> Ho,,si,"!
10 ?>c new time frames.
Sn r" m;,s considcr additional
a?P 8 f5.rcv,s"ngstafT. hircaddiiSc
u ?r "^'n'^tWrvices with
sassrnsk.
how docs (his affect
-an individual or family living in pub- '
3ic housing' It means-contact your
SOS Summer
.Camp Planned at
Pembroke Middle
; The Robeson County SOS pro;gfam
is offering a onc-w cck summer
-camp at Pembroke Middle School
-July 28-August I from 9 am until I
;pffi-Students who will be in grades
imj^and 8 arc eligible to attend
- - Registration will begin at 8 (Hiani
on Monday. July 28 in the school
cafeteria. Campers will participate
in (he follow ingactivilics computer
writing, arts and crafts. and rccrcjflion
Breakfast and lunch are served
under the summer feeding program
^ S5 registration fee is required
- Jhc SOS program is sponsored by
"Ro&son County Communities in
Schools The number tocall for more
information is 521-(M)71
local Housing Aulhoritx Ascertain
as to whether the} haxc a Resident
Council If not. form one form residents
li\ ing in Public Housing, elect
oflKcis and liuld monlhlx meetings
to address xour concerns ttnd'or
needs ln\ ite the Authoritx's Department
Heads to atlend and proxidc
input
Inquire atxntrcurrcnt gfatils rcceived
bx the Aulhnrit} and their
implementation status As residents,
sou max form a "Partnership Process"
xxith xour local Housing officials
Become inxolxcd and knowledgeable
a to the grants xour Aulhorit.x
has rcccixcd "Your voice and cooperation
can help shape the future
activities, repairs, and modernization
needs in xour own communities
You haxc a voice in the planning of
repairs and modernization activities.
In regards for the "$4 7 million
dollars proposed Tor Lumbcc Housing
bx HUD." this is great news'
However, it is just that- a proposal
In mx south. I can still remember
tux grandmother telling tunnx .scars
ago. "don't count} xourchickcnsimtil
all xour eggs are hatched " In sax ing
th:il. vvcnuistgunrdoursclvcsagainsi
fiilsc hopes The S>4 1 million dollars
sounds great, bui remember the
stigma over shadowing Public Mousing
mentioned earlier above and to
Congress' efforts to balance the National
Debt through the elimination
of manv funded programs as well as
the reduction of kiant amounts al- v
rcadv Ravingbecifapprovcd lOtrulv
do hope the Ltmfbcc will receive a
large portion of this proposed $4 6
million dollars: as decent affordable
hoin low income housing i. ?.o dospcralelv
needed in out surrounded
communities
You can make a difference in
regards to the end result ol this $4 7
million dollar proposal ( all write,
oi forward petitions to vutir loca'
rcprcscutativ esand( ongressit inn eli dorsing
their efforts and support for
the approval of the Hill) proposed
funding for our Lumbcc people You
do and will make a difference our
representatives must licarwmi voices
in order for our communities to be
cfficicntiv represented and be successful
in receiving these proposed
funds
Pnrnell Swett Hifjh School Senior Eric Freeman is shown signing with
Pitt ('ommunity t 'ollege to play hasehall. Shown left to ri^lif are: Alhletii
Director Royce McNeill, Principal M esley Revels, < 'ouch Jerome Hunt
and Pitt Community College Coach Monte l ittle. Seated are (ierahl
Ransom, Eric Freeman and Jeunette Freeman.
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Pictured Ji-iwi left to right Rep. Ron K .iiton, h'm. Jim Hunt, Miss
(i err en A laynor. Miss Natalie Hrayhoy, Miss Ueruly Harrell.
SOS Students Attend Blue Ribbon
Awards Ceremony in Raleigh
The Support our Students program
at Pembroke middle recently
sent a delegation to the SOS Blue
Ribbon Awards in Raleigh During
this event, one outstanding student,
^volunteer, and business sponsor arc
rccogni/cd from each county for exemplars
performance
Miss Gcrreii Mas nor. a sev enth
grader at PMS ssas selected as Outislanding
Student miss Natalie Brasbos.
a student at UNCP. ssas honored
as Exceptional Volunteer and Bo's
Supermarket ssas recognized as Out
standing Business Sponsor from lite
Robeson Count) SOS Program.
The SOS programs (hrougltoul
lite slaic arc an initiati\c bv Gov ernor
Hunl to keep middle school sludents
active and involved in both
school and their comnmnitv Communities
in Schools of Robeson
Count) is the parent ngencv of the
local program which is housed at
Pembroke middle School and serv es
students at the school in grades o-X
If von would like more information
on the SOS Program please call >210071.
Local Poet
Recently Published
Hal H Locklcar of Ma.xton. NC
reached the semi finals in a National
Poetry Contest sponsored by the Poetry
Guild and his poem was selected
to be published The Poetry Guild
chooses poems for publication tat
exhibit considerable merit and offers
a Grand Pri/c of $ I.(MM) per poetry
contest. His poem, entitled The Life
I've Lived" has been published in the
Poetry Guild's latest anthology entitled
"By the Light of the Moon"^ It
is on page 122
Locklcar prefers writing poems
from inspiration abut life's experiences
and he has enjoyed writing
poetry for over 20 years. His hobbies
include walking, visiting the sick
and he isan avid sweepstakes participant.
The contest Locklcar entered is
open to both published and nonpublished
poets The Poetry Guild
olTcrs contests on a regular basis
Susan Butler. Spokesperson for the
Poetry Guild said. "There will be
over $20.(MK) awarded annually to
the poems judged the best "
Poets inspired to write and enter
for the cash grand pri/Care inv lied to
send an original poem, written any
styc.andonany subject Thcrcarcno
fees to enter and authors retain all
' rights to their work Poets may submit
their entry to the Poetry Guild
2840 Broadway # 145. New York.
New York KM)?*
Native American
Youth Day Camp
The North Carolina Indian Cultural
Center w illbc conduct inga Day
Camp on August 4 through August 8
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily The
cost of the camp is $5.00. for the
week.
All Native American Youth ages
12-15 arc encouraged to conx; out
and learn more about themselvcsand
their culture.
Activities will include cultural
awareness programs; life skills and
personal development classes; cultural
arts and crafts: and recreation
(Lacrosse, swimming, etc k
workshops conducted by Community
role models, mentors, and
tribal elders
For more information call 521 244.1.
Cong. M duty re's
Mobile Office to
Visit Robeson
The mobile office of 7th district
Rep Mike Mclnlyrc will be in Robeson
County Tuesday. July 2'>lh. and
will be located at the Fairmont town
hall from 10:00 am - 12 (Ml
A mcmbcrofRep Mclntyrc'sslafT
will be available to assist people who
have problems with federal matters
such as veterans affairs, social svjgu- '
rily. internal revenue, disability etc
Commcnls on pending legislation
are also welcome.
The mobile office is a service to
people of the 7th district and makes
numerous slops in Robeson County
during the year
Business
- '
Turtlet power:
Creating dolls and dreams in Stormville
by Teres* M. Jennings
* Jacqueline and Larry Brewer recently
moved io the area from Wappingcix Falls.
Doth are originally from the south and their
home exudes the charm and hospitality of the
region. Jacqueline's large collection of Native
Ami can dolls greets you at the door of
their Slori.ivillc home.
The interest in dolls made it easy to see
where the idea for the Turtle! originated.
According to Jacqueline it began as a brain
storm in an airport in El Paso. Texas, while
returning to their Carlsbad. New Mexico
home in 1990.
At the lime, the Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles were near the height of their
, popularity. The Brewers said the Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles were designed
to target boys, and Jacqueline thought a
similar product for girls would he just
as popular
The B.cwers placed an ad in.an area
newspaper to locate an artist who could
transform the ideas in Jacqueline's head
to a believable figure on paper The
artist that responded to the ad was a
local art teacher and the results were
drawings of beautiful dolls with shells
instead of clothes and "skull caps" Instead
of hair. The artist brought the
charcoal and pastel drawings to school
for her students to review. The TUrtlel
artwork received positive reviews from
both male and female students.'
The Brewers let the idea lay until Mqrch
1996 when then took it to the South
Carolina-based company National Invention
Services, Inc. (NISI) who gave
them the backing they needed. Since the
Brewers had never attempted to'market
a product before they went with NISI.
Among the products that NISI is responsible
for backing are theChipClips.
a common household item. When the
Brewers met with NISI, they were told
they had a marketable idea. The Brew
crs were told by a NISI employee that
this product was, "the most unique doll
she had ever seen."
With a hacker in hand.Ihcy began the
patent learch Their perterverince paid
off, and by Chriitma* time of that year
they had aigned the paperwork giving
them a patent pending product
The neat Mep in the production of the
Turtlel will be the creation of .the prototype,
which iaacheduled to be created in
the near future. The prototype it uted to
<park an interest in the product through
toy ahowe and on the Internet The eipoMire
created by the prototype will grab
the ultcnlion of a manufacturer who will
begin the produ''ion of the Turllct. the
Brewer* said
The design lot lite prototype shows .1
slender, graceful doll with a slight
rcscmhlence to limbic liach id the dolls
ha* a shell covering her torfco. Inuu talticli
their necks, anus, and legs protiudc The
drawings give the illusion id air almost
elegant fantasy creature. reminiscent <d a
flapper from the I'HOs I he shells ami
the accessories vary with the culture ol
the Turtle! The variations on the doll
mi Iiiilc Native Nineiicatt and Asian, as
well as /otliai signs I he iliawiug ol ilu
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A TURTLET IS BORN: Jacqueline Brewer holds the di vltjn for Ihc Tiirltcl uclion figure her iiml her husband. I<arry,
crciltd. (Photo by Teresa M. Jennings.)
    

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