T : CAROLINA INDIAN VOICE t lished each Thursday by First American Publications, Pembroke, NC VOLUME24 A IHL'RSDA Y. SEPTEMBER V. /W7 TWENTY-FIVE CENTS Lari rooks announces bid for reeleci Pembroke Town Council Councilman Larry T. Brooks has announced his candidacy for rc-clcclion for a sixth term oh the Pembroke Town Council in the upcoming municipal election. Brooks is employed with the Public Schools of Robeson County as Principal of West Lumbcrton Elementary School. Prior to accepting his position with the Public Schools of Robeson County in 1984, he worked in Special Programs at Pembroke State University for nine years and taught math in the public schools for four years. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict. Long active in civic affairs. Brooks is a past president of the Pembroke Jaycccs and went on to represent Pembroke on the North Carolina Jaycccs Executive Committee. His business related activities include: owncrand ope ratOrofLela Anne's Learning Center, a child cafc'facility in Pembroke: member of the Lumbcc Guaranty Bank Board of Directors and chairman of the Executive Committee. He presently serves as Mayor Pro Tern on the Council and has held this position for fourteen years. In making his announcement. Brooks made the following statement: "Serving the past twenty years as your Town Councilman has been a very rewarding experience for me We've made great strides in economic development: water and sewer expansion; housing rehabilitation; curbing, paving of streets, and drainage, recreation; anncxation.capital improvements; and our town continues to operate on a sound fiscal budget." "1 am concerned about our town and its residents. We arc mov ing in a very positive direction, and 1 would like to sec us continue to move that way Our children deserve no less than the best wc can offer.*' ... "Ifl am re-elected asyo'hr public servant. 1 am committed to continue to work for the best interests of our town. our citizens, and our children. I will continue to use a pcoplc-oricntcd. common sense' approach to problem solving Thinking people' and vvlwil is best for the people' before solutions can be sought for their problems." "I sincerely solicit your continued support in my bid for re-election on Tuesday. November 4 " Season tickets available for Civic Center The Carolina Civic Center announces the 1997-98 Family Series season ticket is now on sale. Save up to 40%on fourgrcat shows, including two local and two professional productions for family audiences. The highlight of the o, scries is the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration touring production of Judy Blumc's "Talc of a Fourth Grade Nothing." This equity company will be in town for one performance only. The Tarradiddle Players. North Carolina's finest cnildrcn's theatre company. pcrforms'The Velveteen Rabbit." Missoula children's Theatre and a local cast will treat audiences to the classic "Pinnochio," and a local cast kicks off the season with "Huck Finn's Story ." For more information, call 910-738-4339. A f \ Lumbee Guaranty Bank Announces Opening of New Branch and Corporate Office Pembroke, N.C. - Lumbee Guaranty Bank will open its new branch and Corporate office facility on Monday. September 8. The Bank will hold an Open House for the Public on Sunday, September 14 from 2 to 5 pm. Mr. Larry R. Chavis, president of the bank stated, "we look forward withenthusiasmtoshowing our new state of the art banking facility to the public on Sunday afternoon." The bank is also ncanng the completion of a $3 million Stbck Offering, proceeds will be used for future bank and branch expansions. Mr. ChaVvs stated, We are very pleased witUahe success of the offeringand greatly appreciate all those who invested in the Bank". The bank has already sold approximately 95% of the shares available. The offering is scheduled to close September 30. or when all the shares are sold. With over $85 million in Assets and eight branch locations. Lumbec Guaranty Bank is dedicated to serving the people of Robeson. Cumberland, and surrounding counties. A -v Tommy Swett Retires trom UNC Pembroke After 26 Years PEMBROKE?After 26 years, ' Tommy Swett says this "a good time" to retire from The University of North Carolina Pembroke. He is leaving UNCP's Upward Bound and Student Support Services programs with a record of impeccable management and a lengthy history ofaccomplishment. Swett is the only director in the history of those combined programs. Days before he made the decision to retire, the University received notice that one of his two federal programs won funding for an additional four-years. Since 1991. these two programs have brought in S3.2 million in grants to UNCP. He will ease into retirement knowing his affairs arc in good order. "We have developed a program of very careful documentation, consequently we have continued to be funded." Swett said from an office full plaques and other memorabilia packed away in cardboard boxes. "I am proud to be associated with programs where tax dollars arc well managed for the benefit of young people." Swett said. Swett is especially proud of Upward Bound, which has been at UNCP since 1973. Upward Bound is a six-week summer enrichment program for first generation college-bound high school students. 'iwouldsay 1.600youngpcople have been through Upward Bound at the University," Swett said. "It doesn't sound like a lot, but if you take that number and multiply it by all the families it touched^ it has impacted an awful lot of people We've broadened a lot of horizons." Swett said he considered retirement several years ago when he reached 30 years as a slate employee He believed he was getting stale, but the Upward Bound students changed nis mind. "Each year they rcinvigoratc , me." he said" With their enthusiasm and the opportunity to watch them grow, you just can't help getting personally involved." Just as he has taken great satisfaction in the success of his young students, the low key Swett said watching and assisting his fellow employees succeed was a great source of satisfaction. "(have always had good people to work with," he said. "I gave them the responsibility and the freedom they needed to succeed on the job. I encouraged them to develop their leadership abilities through participation in professional organizations and community work." Swett served as president of the state and regional Councilsof Educational Opportunity Programs and on the national board. I've enjoyed my work and I've worked with good people," he said. "It has been a family atmosphere here." Swett has also enjoyed working for all three UNCP chancellors Dr. English B. Jones, Dr. Paul R. Givens and Dr. Joseph B. Oxendine It was Dr. Jones who hired the young school teacher in 1971 as his administrativeassistant with a variety of duticsincludingalumni affairs at a university with barely 1,000 students. "I was real close to Dr. Jones." Swett said. "I enjoyed working for him and James B. Chavic who was my mentor. (Chavis is UNCP's vice chancellor for student affai rs.) 1 have always enjoyed the full support of my supervisors, and I'm grateful to them." After Upward Bound came to the University. Swctt'scarccr plans changed 1 was very impressed W illi the work that Upward Bound was doing." he said. "Dr. Jones wanted me to stay on as his aide, but he w as kind enough to let nic follow nw instincts." Although his instincts arc telling him its time to retire, don't look for Tommy Swell to disappear. There arc a few projects yet to Finish. "Right now . I'm very involved with the Children's Bible Mission." he said We're planning a fund-raising golf tournament on Oct. 24. and we're working on plans for a summer camp here in Robeson County." As he has done throughout his career, Swett will continue helping young people and spend more time with church and family. In his quiet and effective way. Tommy Swett has touched many lives. Huck Finn's Story Coming to Carolina Civic Center The Carolina Civic Center announces performances for "Huck Finn's Story" 7:30 pm on September 18-19, 2:00 and 7:30 pm on September 20 and 2:00 and 4:00 pm on September 21, at the Civic Center, 315 North Chestnut, in downtown Lumbcrton. Huck Finn's story-thc escape from his drunken father, his befriending a runwa) slave-is an adventure talc of excitement and suspense, dc Iighllull) sprinkled with homespun humor The play reveals Huck. a clever, lovable boy. who is balTlcd by Ihc greed, hypocrisy, and absurdity of socicly Adapted from the Mark Twain classic. "Huck Finn's Story" is sure to delight and instruct. Limited seating available Tickets arc $5.00. To make reservations call 910-7*8.4319 OxendinePresents Piano Concert at Green Pine Church Miss Rembret Lynn Oxendine is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Andrew C. Oxendine. She performed a piano concert Sunday afternoon on Aug. 24 at Green Pine Free will Baptist Church. Rembert pleased her audience by playing works by world famous composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, Bach and Tschiakowsky. She is now attending UNCat Pembroke on a musical scholarship. She plans to major in music. Piano Instructor Albert R. Bullock Jr. VFW Sunday Pembroke VFW Post 2843 members will attend services on Sunday, September 14 at Berea Baptist Church. They will attend the 11 a.m. worship service. Following the service, the members will gather for lunch at the University Cafeteria. Members planning to attend should call Quartermaster Ardcll Jacobs at 521-2313 or Mrs. Lois Chavis at 521-2188 in order for reservations to be made for lunch. The lunch will cost $6 per person. Members arc urged to attend the Annual VFW Sunday at Bcrca Baptist Church in Pembroke and to enjoy a fellowship meal at the Cafeteria at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. May nor Family reunion planned The Steve and Magnolia Maynor family reunion will be held Saturday, September 13, 1997 in the Pembroke Elementary School Cafeteria at 3.00 p.m. Reservations should be made by calling 5214660. 521-4271, or 738-3309. Relatives arc encouraged to attend Pembroke Class of1968 to reunite The last graduating class or Pembroke High School, the Class of 1968, will hold their 30lh year reunion with a 7-day Alaskan cruise-Northbound on Carnival's spectacular "Jubilee.' Departure is June 10, 1998 For more information. call Robert Earl Chavis at 910-521-8891 World War II Vet Receives Medals 52 Years After War Recently with the help of the HokeCounty ServiceOffice, World War II combat veteran Mahoney Locklcar of Red Springs received medals he was awarded in 1945 but which he never received Locklcar received the Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense ServiceMedal, the American Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Silver Star device and Arrowhead device, the Army of Occupation Medal and the French Croix Dc Guerre Mr. Locklcar also was awarded five Bronze Star Medals, but as iscustom. these are being awarded as a Silver Star Medal which he will receive after it has been engraved. State Scholarships for Children of Certain Veterans ThcNorth Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs wishes to remind high school seniors and other interested parlicsofthcongoing State Scholarship Program for children of certain disabled, deceased or POW/MIA veterans The scholarships can cither be used at statcow ncd institutions of higher learning, community colleges and technical schools, or privatcly-ow ncd. nonprofit colleges and universities. Several classes of scholarships arc available. Class I & V arc for children of certain veterans who died or arc 100% disabled as a result of service in WW I. WW II. Korea. Vietnam. Persian Gulf, or children of peacetime veterans whose death or 100% disability was incurred as a result of armed or direct conflict, while engaged in extra-hazardous service, or children of Prisoners of War or Missing in Action veterans. The vctFairgrove Classes of 1956-59 to hold Reunion Dec. 27 Reunion to be held for the Fairgrovc Classes of 1956-1959 Tnc reunion w ill be held on Saturday. December 27, 1997, from 5:00 p m - until It will be held at the Players Concert Club on 3459 Lackey Street Outlet Plaza in Lumbcrton. NC (located olTI-95 Exit 20. turn left onto the service road). The dress is casual to semi-formal. The cost is $20.00 per person and $40.00 per couple, reservations arc rcquircdand no refunds will be given Registration deadline is December 13. 1097. Make check of money order payable to: Lena II. Oxen dine 205 Sunny dale Drive Wilmington, NC 2HII2 I or more information call (910) 739-OIMl or (910) 521-4222 cran must have been a legal resident of North Carolina at time of entry into service, or with certain exceptions, the child must have been born in North Carolina and resided there continuously. Class 11 children are those whose parent was a war veteran and has or had at time of death a 20 % or more service-connected disability or statutory award for arrested tuberculosis. Certain children of peacetime veterans may qualify based on their parent's disability. Class III children are children of war veterans who are or were receiving at time of death nonservice-conncctcd disability pension benefits and children of honorably discharged veterans who do not qualify under other categories, provided the child is less than 23 years of age at time of application. Scholarships, with one exception, provide fiee tuition, certain fees, and a room and board allow ance in State-owned institutions and $4,500 per academic year in private institutions. The exception is that awards under the 100% scrvicc-conncclcd eligibility provide tuition and certain fees in Stat-owncd schools and $1.500 per academic year in private institutions. Interested persons arc urged to contact the County Veterans Service Officer or the North Carolina Division of Veterans AfTairs in Fayettcvillc at 486-1151 where District Service Officer will provide assistance and information VA Addresses Scrvicc-Conncctcd Smoking-Rclated Illness According to Mr. C. J. Matus/ak. Adjudication Officer for the Department of Veterans Affai^ni Winston-Salem, those veterans wishing to seek disability compensation for service-connected smoking-related illness should be prepared to submit the following documentation with their claim. The veteran or representative will need the claimant's history of the use of tobacco products, medical evidence of a current disability, a medical opinion linking the claimant's current disability to use tobacco products, post-service treatment records and any service medical records in the claimant's possession HDWV Offers Computers For 100% Disabled Combat Veterans Help Disabled War Veterans, a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation is seeking 100% combat disabled veterans, particularly quadriplegic veterans, to be considered to receive a limited number of free voice-activated personal computers. For more information, contact Roger Chapin. President HDWV, at 2065 Kurtz Street, Department D. San Diego. CA 92110 or by calling (619) 291 -3798. The organization routinely gives craft kits and videos to disabled war veterans and is funded by donations Friends of Helping Disabled War Veterans include Donna Douglas. Linda. Evans. James Garner. Lionel Hampton. Kenny Rogers. Bobby Unscr and other For more information, write to the same address above. Congressional Toll Free Number Veterans and others who wish to speak to their members of congress now have a toll free number at their disposal. Call 1-800-5226721 and ask to speak to the senator or representative of your choice Veterans Service Officer Thomas Squier congratulates Mahoney I.ocklear on receipt of tehmedals he earned 52 years ago in World War II.