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Pembi \e-Elects Larry T. Brooks to Pembroke
Town Council and Elects Newcomer Allen G. Dial
Larry T. Brooks
Allen G. Dial
Pembroke Police Chief to
Attend Two-Day Training Session
Arlington, Virginia ? Chief Larry
T. Roberts of the Pembroke Police
Department will join 33 ofhis peers in
law enforcement this weekend to propose
model policies for missing child
investigations. Chief Roberts will take
part in an intensive two-day training
session in child abduction investigation
as part of the new Jimmy Ryce
Law Enforcement Training Center at
the National Center for Missing and
Exploited Children (NCMEC). Roberts
was recently selected to participate
in this highly-specialized program
by Attorney General Janet Reno,
and will join leaders in law enforcement
from across the country to be
trained and participate in this program
to better equip police and guide
state and local policy makers in this
renewed national emphasis on cases
of missing and exploited children.
these seminars will focus on the
most cunent research, practices and
response protocols as well as better
educate law enforcement about resource
available to them through the
NCMEC, as well as the Federal Bureau
of investigation's National Crime
Information Center andChild Abduction
Serial Killer Unit. The law enforcement
training center is named in
memory of Jimmy Ryce, a 9-year?old
South Florida boy who was abducted
and found murdered in 1995, and
whose case helped to renew interest
injthe wav to which cases of missing
children are responded.
"We are honored to host some of
America's most dedicated law en- .
forcement leaders for the first ofmany i
important training programs to better
equip local police with the tools they
need to respond rapidly when a child
disappears," said Ernie Allen, president
oftheNCMEC. "As tragic as the I
Jimmy Ryce case is, this law enforcement
center will be a legacy to him
and to all child abduction victims.
This training program was establ ished
specifically to help provide local police
with the resources they need so
that more missing children can be
quickly located and reunited with their
families," Allen said.
The NCMEC was established in
1984 and works in cooperation with
the Office of Juvenile Justice and
Deliquency prevention at the U.S.
Department of Justice to serve as the
nation's resource center on Child protection
and clearinghouse of information
on America's missing children.
Since the Center opened, it has
trained 140,000 police and child-serving
professionals and assisted law
enforcement in the recovery of35,000
missing children.
For more information about the
J immy Ryce Law Enforcement Training
Center or the work of the NCMEC,
call toll-free, 1-800-843-5678 or visit
the Center's site on the World Wide
Web at
With low voter turnout the voters
of the town of Pembroke returned
incumbent Councilman Larry T.
Brooks and elected Allen G. Dial to
the Pembroke Town Council.
Brooks was top vote getter, receiving
297 votes. Dial received 243
votes. Michael Jacobs received 216
votes while Gary Strickland trailed
with 148 votes.
Jacobs is employed with the Pembroke
Post Office and Strickland is
employed at UNCP in the maintenance
Dial is a Pembroke businessman
and owns and operates Dial's Auction
Company. Brooks is principal ofWest
Lumberton Elementary School.
Brooks was elected to his sixth
term as a Councilman. The councilmen
serve four year terms. Dial joins
Brooks, Larry McNeill and Greg
Cummings on the Pembroke Town
Council. Incumbent Harry Oxendine
chose not to seek re-election. The
four men were running for two seats.
Jacobs says that he is encouraged and
will run again. Strickland said that he
would not run for another public office.
Brooks expressed his appreciation
to his supporters.
Contract Awarded for Improvements
at Swcltfligh Intersection
In response to a recent inquiry by
Rep. Ron Sutton, the North Carolina
Department ofTransportat ion (DOT)
in Raleigh notified him in writing last
week that the contract had been
awarded forthe pending construction
attheSR I339/NC71 l/NC710intersection
west of Pembroke.
The intersection is the site of several
dangerous and fatal accidents in
recent years. There has been an effort
to get a light at the site for some time.
It has the support of the community.
Town of Pembroke, public school
officials and other elected officials.
After several studies and extensive
research DOT determined that it
would be best to construct turn lanes
before a light was installed. This made
the project cost much more;
Funding for die approved construction
and light was completed this past
summer and the project began moving
According to the DOT letter,
awarding of the construction contract
rpeans work "should begin shortly
with an estimated completion date of
late spring."
This is certainly good news to rep,
Sutton and others who have been
pursuing this matter for the past several
years. Rep. Sutton aid, "although
the actual traffic count at that intersection
especially on SR 1339 does
not justify turn lanes and a light, the
number of young people and parents
driving to and from Purnell Swett
High School was the determining factor.
This shows that DOT is flexible
enough to take the human element
into consideration rather than merely
relying on traffic count numbers. "I
commend DOT and the local citizens
that worked with me to get this project
approved, funded and now the construction
contract awarded to the construction
comopany," Sutton said.
This is just one more example of
positive results that can be attained
when the local community work with
their elected officials. Rep. Sutton
said, "I'm sure my service on the
Appropriations Sub-Committee on
Transportation helped in moving this
project along." That committee is the
one that funds the DOT budget as
well as authorizes funding for the NC
Highway Patrol.
Fall Festival Sponsored by the
Support Our Students Program
Support our Students Program
will sponsor a Fall Festival November
8 at Pembroke Middle School
beginning at 8 a.m. and lasting until
3 p.m. Activities include a rummage
sale; food: spaghetti lunch, hot dogs,
hamburgers, Indian fry bread, funnel
cakes, popcorn, ctc.;Cakc walk;
Games; Raffle Sales; Silent Auction;
Entertainment: Special music. Dignitaries:
County, State National.
. Other non-profit groups and indi
' viduals arc invited to set up booths
Please call 521-0071 if interested
SOS, on of Governor Hunt's special
initiatives to prevent juvenile crime,
is an after-school program located at
Pembroke Middle School and operates
under (he auspices of Communities
in Schools. *
Come and join the fun and help the
SOS students work off expenses for
their year-end field trip.
Democratic Women Celebration Dec 2
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Women arc sponsoring a prc-filing
dinner cclcbrationfor all Democrats
on Tuesday, December 2 at Pine
Crest Country Club begi nni ng at 6:30
p m Tickets arc available, RSVpby
November 19. You may call the following
numbers to reserve your tickets:
910-521-0045 or 910-^28-6642
You may calso purchase tickets from
any member of the Robeson County
Democratic Women's organization
TVC Indian Senior Citizens
Conference Set for Nov. 7-8
The 17th Annual North Carolina
Indian Senior Citizens Conference
will be held November 7th thru November
8th at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux
in Fayetteville. The conference
theme is "Indian Elders: Voices
of the Past and Future."
The conference provides an opportunity
for Native American elders
to come together to learn about resources
andbenefits available to them,
to discuss issuesand concerns, and to
renew old acquaintances. Participants
will attend a workshop on healtn and
Indian spirituality and share stories
on historical events, farming and
daily living during the early 1900's.
The conference is sponsored by
the North Carolina Indian Senior
Citizens Coalition, United Tribes,
the North Carolina Native American
Youth Organization, and the North
Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.
Special events include a health
fair, quilt contest, cake contest, recognition
of the state's oldest Indian
ministers, and the Miss Indian Senior
Citizens Queen Pageant
"This conference is the only statewide
event held Solbly for the I ndian
elders of North Carolina," said Grc
gory A. Richardson, executive director
of the North Carolina Commission
of Indian Affairs. "It is a great
opportunity for Indian elders from
across the state to come together in
unity to celebrate their Indian heritage
and to be proud of the accomplishments
and contributions they ,
as Indian people, have made to this
The conference registration?$45
for senior citizens 55 and older and
$55 for those under 55 years of age -
covers a light reception, a banquet
may be purchased for $20. Rcgistra- <
tion deadline is October 31 i
For more information, contact <
Darlcnc Jacobs, conference coordi- l
nator, at (919> 733-5998 (217 West 1
Jones Street, Raleigh, North Carolina
27603), or Bonnie Ammons, <
Cumberland County Association for
Indian People, (910) 483-8442.
The North Carolina Commission
of Indian Affairs, a division of the
Department of Administration, was
created by the General Assembly in
1971. More than 80,000 Indians live
in North Carolina, giving the state
the largest Indian population east of
the Mississippi and the seventh largest
Indian population in the nation.
KCC Student Government to
Sponsor Art Auction-Banquet
On December 5,1997, the Student
Government Association of Robeson
Community College will sponsor and
Art Auction-Banquet for the Annual
RCC Pow Wow and the North Carolina
Indian Cultural Center Youth
Program, the "Seventh Generation
Society," which is directed by Robeson
County's rcnownartist Karl Hunt.
The function of this Auction Banquet
is to raise funds for the Youth
Program and the RCC pow Wow and
to increase public awareness of their
value to the community. The Student
Government Association of RCC has
determined that fifty percent of the
proceeds will go directly to the Youth
Program as a service to the community
The remaining proceeds will go
toward the expense associated with
operating the pow-wow.
The purpose of the RCC Pow-Wow
is to share our Indian culture with the
public, to enhance the public understanding
of traditions, and to increase
student, staff, and community involvement
in the College's activities. The
Pow-Wow will be ncld on the beautiful
campus of Robeson Community
College the day after the Art AuctionBanquet
on December 6.1997
The purpose of the Seventh Generation
Society Youth Program is to
promote and teach our Native culture
and traditions to our children in a
effort to guide them in the proper
Thechildrcn learn traditional dancing,
drumming, singing, pottery, and
craft work
Karl Hunt, is a local Lumbcc artist.
who has become very successful in his
artistic endcavorsHis artwork has won
numerous awards and appeared in art
shows and museums around the country.
It is Karl's art that has be graciously
Some of the children involved in
the Youth Program will be performing
during the banquet, exhibiting
their drumming and singing talents
Also the children will have craft work
and pottery for sale. This will allow
the public to sec what the children arc
I n order to overcome the da ngers of
today's society, it is time to return our
children to tneir traditional culture
We must provide our children with a
desirable alternative to the pitfalls and
the dangers that would pull them under.
And we must start young. This
program provides a step towards a
goal. It gives them a place to go and
something daily to look forward too
rather than the troubles that wait them
on the streets.
The location of the Art-Auction
Banquet is the NCICC Youth Building
in Recreation |Centcr Road( formerly
Ronnie Revel's Lumber River
Sporting Goods) The evening will
begin a 7:00 pm with a full course
steak dinner. Dress is semi-formal or
traditional. Tickets maybe purchafor
$25.00 from the RCC Student Government
Association or Micah Sampson
by calling738-7l01 or 865-5582.
Tickets are limited.
Please come with"?qur heart and
mind open because this is^FOR THE
muaents in just grade and multi-age classes at Pembroke Elementary
School were visited by the Pembroke Fire Department Thev toured the
Robeson County Fire Safety House and were invited to participate in an
essay contest. The winners were congratulated by Assistant Chief EarI
Demery. Mr. Charles Mavnor. They are (left to right) Hrandy l.ocklear,
Erin Warriax, Tyler l.ocklear and Donny Francis, Jr.
Prospect United Methodist Church (UMQ will be having its Annual
Plate Sale and Gospel Singing on Friday November 7,1997.
Prospect UMC is located on Route 3, Maxton across the road from
Prospect School on the Missouri road. These two events are sponsored
by the Prospect United Methodist Men and the Community Men (picture)
who will be on the program for the Gospel singing at 7:30 p.m.. Also
appearing will be the Youth choir of Prospect UMC and The Chord of
You do not want to miss this day of food and fellowship. Theplatesale
( chicken andBar-B-Q) wilt begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue until 7:30
p.m. on Friday November 7,1997. The monies raised will assist the needy
projects in the community.
The Pastor, The Reverend Bill James Locklear invite you to Come and
help us help others
Social Services Department to begin
taking applications for Low-Income
Energy Assistance Program
The Robeson County Department
5f Social Services will begin taking
ipplications on November 17 and
:ontinue through November 21 st for
the Low-Income Energy Assistance
Applicants who qualify will receive
a one-time payment to assist
with the high fuel bills for the winter
To qualify, applicants must meet cct lain
requirements. A household total
income must be at or below 110
f:rcenl of the current poverty led
hat means that a one-person household
can have a monthly income of
S724 or less per month to qualify
while a family of four can have no
more than $147? per month. Applicants
must be directly responsibility
for heating bills Applicants should
bring with them information about
their income, including Social Security
LIE AP is not on a first comc. first
serve basis; all qualifying household
will receive assistance.
The amount of the assistance will
be determined by the number of people
in the home, the income the household
receives and the type of heating
fuel used.
AH food stamp households active
as of September 30, 1997, will be
targeted for a Low-Income Energy
Assistance Payment. The households
will receive an automatic payment
for heating cost if they meet all LIEAP
guidelines. Other households that
include the disabled, families with
young children and elderly may apply
for the LIEAP at the county department
of social services.
In addition to the Low-Income
Energy Assistance the department is
taking applications for Crisis Intervention
Robeson County accepts applications
for the Black and White population
. The Lumbee Regional Development
Association serves the Indian
Visit The Sensual
Touch Boutique
One of the newest and best kept
secrets in Robeson County is The
Sensual Touch Boutique. Ladies no
longer have to travel 30 or 40 miles
to buy elegant, affordable, lingerie
for both him and her. From a small
to a 4 X you will find it there. And if
they do not have what you want they (
have a variety of catalogs that you
can order from with a small deposit.
Along with other gifts for that special
Ms. Jimmic Oxendinc is the store
manager and she always greets you
with a bright and chccry smile. The
Sensual Touch also does lingerie for
parties and showers. A lingerie fashion
show is scheduled for November
21,1997. A advertisement is also in
the newspaper today
The Sensual Touch Boutique invites
all couple who 'are getting
married between November 1.1997
and February 13,1998 to enter their
Honeymoon Contest The Grand
Prize is an evening of Champagne.
Roses and a night at a undisclosed
Their slogan is "Visit the Sensual
Touch Boutique today and capture
his heart tonight"
County Democratic
Women to Meet
Monday Night
The Robeson County Democratic
Woman will hold their monthly meeting
November 10,1997, at 7:00p.m.
in Courtroom 3-A at the Robeson
County Courthouse. All members
arc asked to attend and bring a new
member with you. For more information,
call 521-9092 after 5:00 p.m..
Christmas Craft
Show Planned
December 5 ..
Robeson County Extension Homemaker
will hold their annual fund
raising event on Friday December 5,
1997 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
Saturday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. at the O.P. Owens Center,
located on Hwy 72 West, near exit 17
off 1-95 Lumberton. Crafters from
Robeson and neighboring counties
will offer quality hand-crafted items
for sale. Lunch and baked goods will
be available. Free admission. For
more information, call ( 190) 6713276
Reading for
Success Workshop
Reading for Success Workshop
will be held November 10 and 13
from 6 until 9 p.m. Because many of '
our children are poor readers, the
Robeson County Church and Community
Center offers (at no charge
a two session workshop to train voP
untecr tutors. The workshops are held
at one of the resource rooms in the
Planetarium of the Public Schools of
Robeson County These certified
tutors arc prepared to tutor school
children at the County elementary
schools. For more information and/
or to register for the workshop, call
Polly or Dan Cunningham, trainers
at 521-4230 or the Robcsbn County
Church and Community Center at
Gospel film available
for local churches
The film "The Shroud" is available
to be shown at your church by
request Also available on the 16mm
film is "Daniel in the Lion's Den."
For further information call 5218928.
Fish Fry at Pembroke VFW Post 2843
following Parade which begins at 10 a.m.
Veterans Day
November 11,1997

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