Cookie's Corner y I i nil a Muynor Clark This week I would like lo salute and say a personal" thank you" to the one and only TRUE LEADER of the outdoor drama " Strike at the Wind!" the Reverend Julian Ransom. the pastor of Cherokee Chapel Methodist Church.. I first met Mr. Julian in 1976 when he played the leader in the outdoor drama. To the majority of the cast members and even today we respect him as a leader, a counselor and a true friend and a true servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. I really wanted to have a" Strike at the Wind Hall of Fame" if only to honor him and Mr. Robert Bryant. But. the Board of Directors "stuck their nose in the air and would not let me have it". But, Mr. Julian, they might have stopped the Hall of Fame but they cannot stop this song that I have written to Honor you! The Ballad of "Strike at The Wind!" No man walks in darkness. That has seen the face of freedom. And no man lives in vain "Who seeks in truth"! Henry Berry Lowcrie was the one of the first warriors to stand up for equality and justice around here. He taught us "how to live together, so we won't lose our freedom". But, most ofall he taught us how to " Strike at the Wind!". (CHORUS) Strike at the Wind, Strike at the Wind! Everybody needs to Strike at the Wind! We need to live together and coexist forever. And we all need to Strike at The Wind! Henry saw his father and brother murdered In their own front yard one evening, and he proclaimed that "JUSTICE would be his!". He saw his people murdered and he proclaimed "That his Indian brothers and sisters will be free once again!" He said to: Strike at the Wind! Strike at the Wind! Fvervbodv needs to Strike at the Vktnd! We need to live together and coexist forever And vve all need to " Strike at the Uind'" (Copyright 1997) Thank you. Preacher Julian, for being a friend to me. the counseling that vou uave me trulv changed mv life. If anyone deserved to be recognized by the members of The Robeson Historical Drama Association for their generous contributions to the outdoor drama " Strike at the Wind!." it is indeed YOU. A person cannot soar like an Eagle when they are around " a bunch of TURKEYS". But. this EAGLE and the others too numerous to name SALUTE YOU. Has any one told you today " that they love you ?" Well I do! SOS Fall Festival a Successful Event The SOS Program held its first annual Fall Festival on Saturday. Nov ember 8 at Pembroke Middle School Vendors and families of the students banded together along with TKE Fraternity from UNCP and many volunteers to make the festival one of the most successful and fun-filled fundraisers Stale Representative Donald Bonner. ShcrilT Glenn May nor and County Commissioner Noah Woods were some of the special guests Thanks to every one vv ho supported the efforts, cspcciallv to the ntonts and dads who made it a family outing with their children working side by side with them towards a common goal. Proceeds from their ev ent w ill be used for an cnd-of-ycar field trip Support Our Students is an after school program located at Pembroke Middle School and sponsored by Robeson County Communities in Schools. Catch the Spirit of the West! Adopt a Wild Horse or Burro from the Federal Government. 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School Improvement Grants for Local School Systems M us most recent meeting, the Slate Board of Education awarded School Improvement Grants totaling S(>.077.107 in federal fundsto7^ local school s> stems and local schools' partnerships slatew ide The purpose of the School Improv cmcnt Grants is to support the implementation of school improvement plans that spccificallv address the ABCs goals and related state priorities The ABC's, the state's school improvement initiative, emphasizes accountability basics, and local control The four focus areas for the awards and the number of awards in those arcasare high student performance (32); safe and ordcrlv schools (7). quality teachers, administrators, and stafT (24); effective and efficient school operations (10). Eighty-six applications were re ccixcd and 7 < were funded Robeson Count) received a grant lot Learning in slvlc Integration in Ingh seliool in the amount of S74 .427 Cumberland Robeson Hoke KSl) I'NC-P. 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