In Loving Memory of
Mr. Void Locklear
In loving memory of Mr. Void
n Locklear, son of the late Prather
and Carrie Locklear of Route 10,
Lumberton (the Piney Grove area).
: My Dearest Brother,
You left us and we'd like to say
that we still miss you and we cherish
the many fond memories that
'' you left us.
The elementary years at Piney
"t Grove, our neighborhood school,
where you excelled in every grade.
Then on to Magnolia for your high
' . school years, where you graduated
in 1944, receiving many accolades
and honors. You were chosen as
Best All Around Student. After a
,, very brief vacation, you chose to
serve your country by enlisting in
the U.S.. Navy in October 1944,
s , serving in such places as Pearl
j Harbor, Tokyo and Guam to name
r\ V s . i t
1 % ?. j - _j
a few. Again receiving many honorable
mentions and certificates
for devoted and selfless service.
Following you discharge from
serving in 1946, you enrolled at
Pembroke State University for two
years, and upon completion of those
two years, you attended Boyles
College in Omaha, Nebraska for
two additional years.
From the mid-west you went to
Washington, D.C. where you
worked for the United States Government
in the printing office for
six years. But the best was yet to
In 1955 you went to the Pentagon
where you were with the General
Service Administration for
thirty years, remaining there until
your retirement in 1985, when you
returned to your hometown and to
loved ones, enjoying your garden
and our trips to the Coast where we
could reminisce and relax. And 1
cherish our trip to Disney World
and many other places.
So, Brother, thanks for the memories
you left us, all too soon! But
we'll cherish the time we had you
with us. And we'll keep these fond
memories in our hearts forever.
Still Missing You
ft Florence H. Bassi, M.D., has
|\ joined the medical staff of SRMC
\ and is associated with Carolina
tyi Eye Associates in Inmberton.
jjg& ' A native of West Virginia,
\ Dr. Bassi's practice includes
rj \ general ophthalmology as well
fc. ' V as laser surgery of the eye, and
p; \ she is certified by the American
J? V Board of Ophthalmology.
\ Dr. Bassi is a graduate of
\ the West Virginia University
School of Medicine. She
\ completed an internship at
\ Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh,
/PA, and residency training in
00R& ophthalmology at the
Medical College of Oeorgia in Augusta.
Florence H. Bassi, M.D.
We can all feel good about each new addition to the
medical staff at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
Every physician brings years of education, specialized
training and personal expertise to our highly diversified
health care team?and to our community.
We'd like to extend a warm welcome to our newest
doctor. With your arrival, there is a significant improve
ment in the general health of this community.
1 MEDICAL CENTER
300 West 27th Street, Lumberton, NC (910) 671-5000
SATURDAY NIGHTS 6:00-10:00 PM
MONDA Y-FRIDA Y6:i0 A.M.-5:10 P.M.
Call Doris or Mitchell "Bosco" Locklear
8467 Deep Branch Rd.
Letters to the Editor
Joe Freeman Britt is never going to
change...racial attitudes remain the same
I read the Editorial last week on Joe
Freeman Britt and I have one question:
why is everyone upset? Doesn't
anyone know who this is? If I had to
trust Of Joe or a snake, give me the
snake. So what if he thinks he is a big
yard dog on the porch? Havent you
heard that every dog has his day in the
sun? Guess what! He is never going
to change! So I ask again, why the
Oh, you thought because you've
brought about some changes in Robeson
County with the Indian Sheriff,
and the county commissioners, everyone
had changed their attitudes.
Well, guess again,-Now, don't getme
wrong,. It is not as bad as it was
twenty-five years ago. True, there are
no more signs at the side of the Carolina
Theatre that read Indian and Black
entrance. It is true that when you enter
a store certain people don't act like
you are going to steal them blind by
just walking in to look. Yes, in some
ways we have made great success in
Robeson County, but I grant you, no
one has told Of Joe because he hardly
ever gets off that porch. You see, he
is afraid if he moves, some young dog
is going to take his place. Poor 01' Joe
doesn't realize that every dog has his
day in the sun. And his day is long
past. You might say, he is on borrowed
time. Yet, if we worked together
maybe we could find someone
to replace him. But we all would have
to work together. Then again, this
may be why 01' Joe is upset. He
doesn't want to see Indians and whites
and Blacks pulling together,.
Which brings me to my real reason
for writing. 1 am not really interested
in politics or lawyers. I guess they are
all a necessary evil. As far as being
trust worthy goes, we all fall short. So
there is no need to say anymore about
that. But if you really wanted to get
Ol' Joe's goat, Horace being reinstated
is not the way to do it. I will tell
you what might. If all the Indians in
Robeson County would pull together.
1 mean the LRDA people, the Tribal
Council people, and, yes, us
Tuscaroras too. Then, of all the Indian
peopte of this state would pull
together. Yes, 1 am talking about the
Cherokees too. Can you imagine the
effect this would have? I know I am
only talking about one percent of the
state population, but sometimes it is
easier to get a small group working
together than a large one. Just imagine
if we worked together, instead of
against each other, what kind of
effect we would have on this state and
our own youth.
I know there are Indian people you
just can't reach. Just like there are
people like Ol' Joe. Let's face the
facts, people, we have people right
there in Robeson County who have
never seen "Strike at the Wind."
People who will not support the NC
Indian Cultural Center because of soand-so.
We even have people who
did not show up at the week end pow
wow because they didn't want to go to
that "LRDA mess." And they were
afraid they might run into so-and-so.
We even have people who will not
show up at church because of this
person or that person. My question
is, who do you think you are effecting
with that attitude? Oh, you say that's
not it. You don't care! '
At one time I didn't care either.
Then I realized I was the only one
coming out on the short end. Remember
this, if you can't remember anything
else: the only way you can bring
about change is form the inside. I also
realized there are some things you
can tliahge and some you can't. And
there are still other things you just
keep trying to change. I like to live by
the saying "Not every war cry is a
reason to rush into battle." In other
words, pick and chose your battles.
We as Indian people are losing some
that we could win. The drug situation
in Robeson County, the economic
situation, the quality of education,
the LRDA and Tribal Council situation,
the poor state side Indian relations,
and, yes, the NC Indian Cultural
Center. All these could be resolved
if we all worked together instead
of against each other. I am not
expecting any overnight miracles.
Only the Almighty can pull those off.
But if we allow Him to work through
us and use us, in time He could prove
to us what is possible.
But first we must get rid of the 1
dont care attitude. And this "1 dont
want to have any part of it because of
so and so" attitude. Why not get involved,
regardless of so-and-so?
Stand up instead of wimp out. You
know the greatest change we can
bring about is ourselves. If the truth
be told, we are the only ones we can
change. Before you jump to any conclusions,
I am not saying anything
that I don't need to hear myself. As a
matter of fact, I am looking for a sign
that reads: "Warning, perfect person
Once again I ask, what is your excuse?
Do yau look-at all'these situations
and say what's the use? But you
go about complaining all the time!
People, it is not going to get better
unless you do something about it.
Who knows, if you change, someone
may have the attitude, if he or she can
change, I know I can.
So, forget Ol'Joe. He is not going to
live forever,. In the end, you are not
going to be able to say I would have
done this or that, but I couldn't because
of Of Jose, or so-and-so. Personally,
1' would rather be someone
with a pedigree than any old "Sooner"
who thinks whatever he says matters!
When it comes to the truth, in the end,
nothing 01' Joe has done will matter.
Mark him down as a has been. Let's
work together to bring about those
changes we know.we can, and leave
certain old dogs to themselves.
In the True Way,
Greensboro, NC _ ,
neunton 10 Be Held
For Dial Family
The Dial family reunion for the
Montgomery Dial descendants will
be on Thanksgiving Day (Novem- /
11 a.m., at Thompson Community
Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
off Hwy 74 east, Lumbcrton, N.C.
Lunch will be served at noon. Please
bring a coveTefdish A special
tribute will be made in memory of
Luther Dial For more information,
call Horace Dial at 910-7392722.
SRMC to X-Ray
Southeastern Regional Medical
> Center wants Halloween to be a
.; safe, time for lheiehiWr.en.pf.our .
community. SRMC will x-ray Halloween
treats to make sure they are
free of foreign metallic objects on
Friday, October 31, from 7:00 until
9:00 p.m. ; -J
This service is free of charge
and available in the East Lobby of 1
the Medical Center across from the
parking deck. Free parkingis available
in the parking deck
Library to hold
Annual Book Sale
Robeson County Public Library
will hold its 1997 Book Sale October
23rd-25th in the old Lumberton
Trading- Company- on -FirstStreet
across from the Lumbcrton
Library. The book sale will open at
5 p.m. on October 23rd andcloscat
9 p.m. It will continue at 9 a.m. on
October 24th and close at 6 p.m.
On October 25th, the last day of the
book sale, the sale will start at 9
a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.
The library is still accepting
donations for the annual sale.
Books, videos, books on cassette,
encyclopedias and reference books
are welcome. Please no magazines.
You may bring donations to the
For more information about this
year's book sale call 738-4859.
Notice of Lumbee Tribe's
Housing Plan Review
The preliminary draft of the
Lumbee Tribe's Housing Plan be
available for public review and inspection
October 20 through October
24. 1997. Your written comments
and suggestions are welcome
and will be considered in the
development of the final plan.
The Lumbee Tribe proposes to
use the Lumbee Tribe's Housing
Plan to: (I) Develop new housing
for home ownership for low-income
families in Cumberland.
Hoke. Robeson and Scot!and Counties;
(2) Rehabilitate/repair existing
homes for low-income families;
(3) maintain the current public
housing units in Cumberland,
Hoke and Robeson Counties; (4)
develop a housing unit for senior
citizens; and(3)assist families with
down payments/closing costs on
purchasing a home.
The plan will be on review at the
Cumberland Countv-NC Indian
Housing Authority Office. Faycttcvillc.
Hoke County-Hawkcye Sands
Community Building. Racford.
Robeson County- LRDA Administrative
Office. Pembroke. NC.
LRDA Energy Office. Lumberton.
Countv Public Librarv. Laurinburg.
say You Read It In The Carolina
Specializing in Auto Accident Injuries
Most Insurances Accepted
FREE INITIAL ' (
Emergency Home Number
^)r. Woodrow W Beck, Jr. 738-3126
[j rug rum planned
at New Prospect
A. spefci&rfamiiy program is
.planned at New Prospect Holiness
Methodist Church, located on
Highway 710 on October 29 at 7
p.m. The public is cordially invited
Dr. DaltonBrooks, will deliver
/ a message from the book of Revelation
on the church in Sardis entitled
"The Church With No life"In
another rotating session, Ms.
Jackie Clark will prepare us to
listen to God with her presentation,
"What Did You Sav. God?".
The Union Chapel Trio will
render special music.
The theme will be "Let's join
forces to save the family."
The congregation and the pastor,-Rev.
Willie Scott; extend a
cordial invitation to the public to
ILUMBEE TRIBAL ELECTION TO BE HELD \
PUBLIC NOTICE TO LUMBEE TRIBAL ENROLLMENT MEMBERS #
The Lumbee Tribe/Lumbee Regional Developnent Association, Inc., a
will conduct a Luabee Tribal Election on Thursday Deceaber 4, J
1997 to elect three representatives to serve on the Luabee a
Tribe/LRDA Council/Board of Directors for a five year tera. The J
districts, townships and incuabents are as follows: 1
I DISTRICT IV
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roWHSHIPS/PRECIHCTS . 1
Burnt Swaap, i
Red Springs, C
Raft Swaap J
Prospect (formerly i
Smiths ~1) 1
Oxendine (formerly f
Smiths 2) J
Saddletree, West \
1 Candidal RtguirttMntfr C
ff Potential candidates interested in filing for this election must \
1 appear in person and fill out a candidate Application at the ff
a Office of the Tribal Managmr/Executive Director of LRDA. The 1
ff filing period begins Thursday, October 9, at 8:30 a.m. and ends ff
1 at.5:00 p.m. Friday, October 24, 1997. ff
I Candidate Qualifications: 1
ff 1. Must be a Lumbee Indian enrolled in the Lumbee Tribe of North ff
Carolina through the Lunbee Tribe/LRDA Lumbee Tribal ff
1 Enrollment Office. m
% 2. Must be eighteen ya&rs.-of age or Older. M
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1 3. Must support the Lumbee Tribe's mandate to LRDA to strengthen ff
ff the Lumbee Tribe's sovereignty and to seek federal "" 1
ff recognition. ?- " ' ff
ff 4. Must reside in district that you will represent. ff
ff 5. Must not be an elected or appointed member of any Tribal ff
ff government, except the Lumbee Tribe/Lumbee Regional 1
ff Development Association, Inc. Council/Board of Directors, or ff
1 of any group or organization claiming to be a Tribal ff
ff In order to be eligible to vote for a candidate for the Lumbee 1
ff Tribe/LRDA/Council Board of Directors, a voter: ff
ff 1. Must be a Lumbee Indian enrolled in the Lumbee Tribe of North 1
J Carolina through the LRDA Lumbee Tribal Enrollment Office. ff
ff a'. Must be eighteen years of age or older. ff
ff 3. Must bring to the polls two forms of identification, (of 1
J which one must be a Picture I.D.) such am a Tribal Enrollment ff
ff Card, Drivers License, Medicaid Card or Social Security Card. ff
1 4. Must reside in District IV, V, or VIII. #
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