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THE i ROLINA INDIAN VOICE
Publish h Thursday by First American Publications, Pembroke, NC
VOLUME 24 NUMBER 46 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1997 TWENTY-FIVE CENTS
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Jason Deese Receives \
Eagle Scout Award
On October 5, 1997 Eagle Scout
Candidate Jason Corey Deese, 18,
received the prestigious honor of becoming
an Eagle Scout in the first
ceremony held at Prospect United
Methodist Church. To attain this
honor, Jason earned 24 merit badges,
the Order of the Arrow, held offices
and completed a community service
Jason, a freshman at UNCP, is the
son of Robert and Carolyn Deese of
the Prospect Community. He is a
member of Prospect United Methodist
Church. He has been a member of
Prospect Boy Scout Troop 309 since
1990. The Scoutmaster of the troop is
Mr. Delton Waltman and the Assistant
Scoutmasters are Mr. Harry L.
McMillian, Mr. Randall Blue, Mr.
Glen Locklear and Mr. Dwight
Guest speaker for the event was
Dr. David Brooks, an Eagle Scout.
The Eagle Scout Oath was administered
by Mr. Bill French and the
Eagle charge was given by Mr. William
S. Britt. Presentation of the Eagle
Pin and badge were given by Mr.
A slide presentation was shown by
Mr. Warren Love.
More than two hundred guests
congratulated Jason at a reception in
the fellowship hall following the
Special thanks is given to Mr.
Francis Pinchbeck for all his efforts
in coordinating the ceremony.
An auinehntic pow wow, complete with traditional music and regalia,
will be featured during the Native American Celebration on Saturday,
November 15, from 11 a.m. to 4p.m. attheN.C. State Museum of Natufdl
Sciences and the N.C. Museum of History, ' *,
Mclntyre Announces $1.2
Million to Fight Drugs
wasnington, D.C. - Congressman
Mike Mclntyre announced today that
more than $1.2 million dollars has
been awarded to Southeastern North
Carolina in the war against drugs by
the United States Department ofHousing
and Urban Development.
Congressman Mclntyre stated,
"These funds are a good example of
the federal government and the local
housing authorities will focus on law
enforcement, victim assistance, and
drug prevention in our public housing
The housing authorities and the
award amounts are: Lumberton Housing
Authority, $219,300; North Carolina
Indian Housing Authority,
$76,200; Housing Authority of
Wilmington, $437,060; Robeson
County Department of Housing^
$86,400; Fayetteville Metropolitan
Housing Authority, $313,500; and
Pembroke Housing Authority,
$72,900. The funds will set up security
and protective services to aid local law
enforcement in stopping the sale and
use of illegal drugs in public housing
developments. Coordinators will monitor
the progress of the program and
provide assistance to residents who are
victims of crime. Programs will focus
on reaching our young people before
they adopt high-risk behavior.
Congressman Mclntyre said, "Illegal
drug use is a national problem, but
we must confront it at the local level. I
commend local housing authorities for
taking the initiatives to address the
problem. I will continue to support
them in this and future efforts to make
our streets a safer place."
Christine Bartlack, is shown with her grandmother, the late Eula Jane
Butlard, and her new husband, Dougie McDonald, cruising along Montreal.
Christine is the daughter ofPandora Bullard Bartlack anathe granddaughter
of the late Hartford Bullard.
Pembroke BPW Celebrates BPW Week
Mrs. Yvonne Barnes Dial named Woman of the Year
; The Pembroke Business and Professional
Women's Organization celebrated
BPW week October 18th-2 5th
as a time to reflect on issues involving
women and honor, those who have
struggled and worked diligently for
. Tobcginaweekofjubilcc, a dance
was scheduled October 18 as a participants
danced and enjoyed a variety of
musical selections. Sunday, October
19, members attended worship service
at Berea Baptist Church. Ms.
Jennifer Walker, District V Director,
was guest speaker at the monthly held
at the University of Ndrth Carolina at
Pembroke Monday. Ms. Walker's
theme was " Facing Change as Wc
Move into the 2 ls| Century. "People
don't like to change because their sense
of security has been disturbed, they
have limited power, and they doubt
their ability," states Walker. With this
realization, she requested members to
rethink strategics, develop diverse
leadership, attract new people, have a
strong link with other groups, nuturc
relationships, and be committed and
active within the organization.
Wednesday, the organization provided
ice-cream and cake to Senior
Citizens at Maynor Manor.
Each year, the organization present
the" Woman of the Year" award to a
person to whom the club considers
has displayed a Strong desire to improve
the lives of women and children,
gives unselfishly, or goes beyond
limits to perform her duties.
This year recipient was Yvonne Barnes
The Pembroke BPW invites those
who are interested to join their efforts
to improve and make a difference in
the lives of people. Many attempts
and great concern for individuals by
the groups has helped to provide a
college education for woman, provide
necessities, for women and children,
support other organizations, and give
and support others in need.
For more information, please contact
Marie Moore at 521-4421
will sponsor a
NOVEMBER 14 & 15
Friday from 5-8 p.m.
Saturday from 8 a.m. <- 1
Seven Contest For Miss UN CP Crown.
Pembroke -- The new Miss UNCP
for 1997 will be crowned Nov. 20
during "An Evening of Magic" at the
Givens Performing Arts Center. The
pageant begins at 8 P.M. and admission
is free to students and children
under 10, and S3 for the general public.
Five freshmen and two sophomores
are vying for the crown that will be
relinquished by Miss Lisa Michelle
Mitchell, a sophomore from Rowland.
Magician John Tudor will be the
master of ceremonies. The "Magic of
John Tudor" is an upbeat, high energy
stage show featuring state-of-the-art
magic, audience participation, wholesome
comedy, large-scale illusions and
theatrics. He has performed in films
and on TV including PM Magazine
and The Discovery Channel.
Mr. Tudor has connections to RobeMlss
Tresa Davette Suarez - a
freshman from FayettevUle who Intends
to major In biology. Her parents
are David and Jerl Suarez.
Miss A then a Kaulana Salwolke - a
freshman from FayettevUle. She Is
the daughter of Ross and Cathy
Miss Athena Call Lock tear - a
sophomore from Pembroke who Intends
to major In computer science.
Her parents are Tommy and Delia
Mks Mary Beth Hancock - a freshman
from Sanford, N. C. who Intends
to major In mass communications.
She k the daughter of Diane Hancock.
son County and UNC Pembroke. He is
the great grandson of Col. Hamilton
McMillan, who is often called the
founder of UNCP because, as a state
representative, he authorized the bill
that funded Croatan Normal School in
Miss Janna Marie Sampson, the
Charlotte recording artist whose hit
"What I am to You" recently climbed
to #38 on the R & R Rhythmic charts,
will provide musical entertainment.
Bmji in Robeson County. Miss
Sampson is the daughter of J immy and
Olene Sampson. Mrs. Sampson serves
on the Board ofDirectors for the UNCP
Also providing entertainment will
be the UNCP Black and Gold Dancers
in their 1997-98 debut performance.
Miss Veronica Leigh Hatton - a
freshman from Cary, N.C. who Intends
to become a special education
teacher. Her parents are Carroll
Nation and Mick Mathews.
Miss Jennifer Marie Gwarek - a
freshman from Fayettevllle who Intends
to concentrate In broadcasting
while majoring In mass communications.
She Is the daughter of Holly
Miss Hlca Rosarlo-Casado - a
sophomore from Fayettevllle who
Intends to major In criminal Justice.
Her parents are John and Lisa
The pageant h sponsored by UNCP's Office of Student Affairs.
Lowry Brothers Receive
Eagle Scout Awards
An Eagle Scout Ceremony was
held October 5, 1997 at Prospect
United Methodist Church in which
William Brandon Lowry and Justin
Heath Lowiy both received their Eagle
Scout Award. This was the first Eagle
Scout Ceremony to be held at Prospect
United Methodist Church and
the first time brothers have received
this award in the Prospect Community!
In order to meet the requirements
for Eagle Scout each boy had to earn
a minimum of 21 merit badges, attain
Order of the Arrow, complete a Community
Service Project, and participate
in various activities. Tney are
members of Prospect Troop 309. The
Scoutmaster is Mr. Dclton Waltman
and Assistant Scoutmasters are Mr.
Harry McMillan, Mr. Randall Blue,
Mr. Glen Locklear, and Mr. Dwight
Locklcar. Mr. David Brooks, an Eagle
Scout, was guest speaker. The Eagle
Scout Oath was administered by Mr
Bill French and the Eagle Scout
Charge was given by Mr. William
Britt. A reception was held in the
fellowship hall immediately following
Brandon has been in scouting for
eleven years. He attended Purnell
Swett High School and is currently
attending UNC-Chapcl Hill. He is a
member of Prospect United Methodist
Justin has been in scouting for
nine years. He attends Purnell Swett
High School and is also a member of
Prospect United Methodist Church.
They are the sons of Rebecca and
A special thanks is given to all of
those who assisted in the achievement
of this honor.
Native American Celebrationfills museums
with Dance, Music, and Crafts
A traditional powwow will be featured
during the Native American Celebration
on Saturday, Nov. IS from 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. at the N.C. State Museum
ofNatural Sciences and the N.C.
Museum of History. The event highlights
the culture ofNative Americans,
including crafts, foods and music. The
Native American Celebration is cosponsored
by the N.C. Commission of
Indian Affairs and the Triangle Native
An authentic powwow will be the
centerpiece of the event, beginning at
11:30 a.m. and lasting throughout the
day. The powwow will begin with the
traditional grand entry. Participants will
be clothed in Native American regalia.
Other performances include the drum
troupe Southern Sun and dancers from
North Carolina's seven recognized
tribes. The powwow will take place at
the Museum of History.
Storyteller Jacque Gafneau, known
as Eagle Woman, will encourage the
audience to join in as she weaves incredible
stories of the past. Craft a
Native American tree ornament with
feather, pine cones, and other natural
materials. Make power bracelets with
leather and beads. Leam about the
aspects of Native American culture
with beadwork and blowgun demonstrations
will take place at the Museum
Many beautiful and diverse crafts
will be for sale, including spirit catchers,
pottery, basketry, drums,
beadwork, and blankets. Traditional
foods will be sold on the Bicentennial
Plaza. Try venison, bison, com syrup,
Indian fry bread, fish, and sassafras
and peppermint tea.
All activities are free. No registration
required. Free weekend parking
available in the Museum of History
underground garage at die comer of
Jones and Wilmington streets. Call
the Museum of Natural Sciences at
919-733-7450 or the Museum of History
at 919-715-0200 for more information.
The North Carolina State Museum
ofNatural Sciences, in downtown Raleigh,
documents and interprets the
natural history of the state of North
Carolina through exhibits, research,
collections publications, and educational
programming. The new Mu- ~
seum is scheduled to open in September
of 1999 with ten major exhibits, it
is an agency of the Department of
Environment and Natural Resources,
Wayne McDevitt, Secretary.
TheN.C. Museum ofHistory*s tours
are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m 5p.m.and
Sunday 12-5 p.m.. Admission
is free. Parking is available under
the museum. The museum is and
agency of the N.C. Department of
News From Purnell SwettHigh
Art teacher Delora Cummings'
art students participated in the Robeson
County art contest October 3.
Show winner was Carson Patrick
Swirling, which featured a still-life
production. Other winners were first
place, Hattina Warriax, second place,
Richard Oxendine, third place, Christina
Locklear, and best in show, Brandon
The Student Council, under the
direction of A1 Parnell, worked diligently
to label items for exhibition in
the Robeson County Fair September
John Hodges and the "Living History
Club" brought back the decades
of the 50s, 60s and 70s as they dramatized
various scenes at the Robeson
County Fair September 29. "Little
Egypt," "Sock Hop," "Leader of the
Pack," and various music selections
of artists, including Ray Charles and
Jimmy Hendrix, were performed by
the students. These performers relived
experiences of another era different
from heir own.
The cafeteria staff was honored
during Cafeteria Week in September
The workers received mums,
corsages, breakfast, and other means
of appreciation from various departments
and others who wished to express
The Rams celebrated Homecoming
week October 13-17 with many
exciting events. Each day of the week
brought different styles and means of
day brought many laughs as girls
dressed as guys and guys dressed as
girls. Thursday freaks displayed an
intcrcstingarray of colorsand strange
and bizarre scenes. Friday was a day
to wear school colors. Friday was the
highlight of the day with a jamboree
which included a pep rally, food and
beverages. The day extended with a
football game against Anson, recognition
of class queens, Ms. FreshmanRobin
Locklear, Ms. Sophomore-Lisa
Dial, Ms. Junior-Amy Carter, Ms..
Scnior= Kimbcrly Dial, homecoming
queen-Jessica Collins, homecoming
klhg-T.T. Strickland, rfnd a dance featuring
"Godfather" as DJ.
The Young Christian Association
joined the fight against drugs as they
encouraged everyone tobum a candle
and light upcommunitics October 24
December 25 as a symbol of standing
jp against drags to create a drag-free
There arc sixteen Allied health II
itudents now working at two clinical
iites four days a week By the end of
he semester, they will be able to be:ome
nursing assistants. The HOSA
2lub will be attending a workshop on
Student Government is tutoring
thirty students every .Monday afternoon.
Landon Moore, Tyrone LockJear,
Jr. and Robert Locklear participated
in the tractordriving contest on Thursday.
October 2 at the Robeson County
Fair. Tyrone Locklear finished 6th
overall and the team placed 3th. Kim
Biggs loaned the chapter a new HoUad
3930 Tractor to practice with Landon
Moore and Tyrone Locklear. James
Dimery participated in the truck driving
contest at the fair. The team finished
in 4th place.
Charles Bullard, Stacie Lowry,
Lester Locklear, Tamer Lowry,
Michael Maynor, Jeremy Lowry, and
Landon Graham manned the Goodness
Grows Kids Club booth on Saturday,
October 6th. They registered kids
for a free bicycle, a drawing sponsored
by the Electric Cooperatives and the
Farm Credit Systems. Stacie, Charles
and Lester assisted with the National
Chicken Bog Cook Off.
Exceptional Children have been
traveling. Some student participated
in the Special Olympics and some
went to the Robeson County Fair.
The Foreign Language Department
is planning a trip to 9ee "The Phantom
of the Opera" soon.
A1 Clarke (Vocational) has stated a
Leo Club. This student organization,
sponsored by Lions International, wock
on civic projects which benefit the
entire community and will participate
in "Adopt a Grandparent" program.
Karen Cube to, from Costa Rico, is
the Spanish teacher.
Steven Josey, the Ram Army Recruiter,
has been busy encouraging
students to experience the benefits or
the armed services as he has visited
several classes. Josey attended Panama
and El Paso Community Colleges and
received a degree in science. He served
time in Saudi Arabia in 1989.