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Pu. 'each Thursday by First American Publications, Pembroke, NC
H Logan Graham of Pembroke meets Harry Hound of the Charlotte
Hornets. She was with UNCP's CAPPYprogram on a trip to a basketball
. game.
ICAPPYtreats local kids to
a Charlotte Hornets game
|'i| By Johnnie Winchester
B "University Relations
Pembroke-Wme area youths were
(treated to a Charlotte Homets game
and a clinic by former NC State and
N B A star David Thompson.
The project was sponsored by the
Campus Police and Pembroke Youth
programs known as CAPPY. CAPPY
is a two-year-old enrichment program
at The University of North Carolina at
Pembroke for youth living in the Pembroke
Housing Authority and the town.
CAPPY was started by UNCP Police
and Public Safety Director David
Helton. It involves the campus police
as well as other campus organizations,
most notably the athletic department.
Dr. Brenda Burgess, assistant professor
and women's tennis coach, and
three of her players, Emily Bailey,
Seabrook Jones, and Melissa Medlin
took the youngsters to see the Homets
take on the Indiana Pacers at he Char[
lotte Coliseum.
Burgess believes the scholarships
that college athletes receive should
require more than just playing sports.
"An athlete should look at it like
they are having their college expenses
paid for playing a sport that they love,"
Dr. Burgess said. "So why not give
something back to the community that
gave them this great opportunity."
The youth were treated to a message
from Thompson about life choices.
Then they received a basketball clinic
from Thompson and members of the
The youth returned home after a
long and exciting day.
"Two of my girls were sound asleep
before we got home, but the kids were
still going," Dr. Burgess aid. "It was a
great day for all of us. We'll do it again
if we can."
Chief Helton said CAPPY trips to
the N.C. Zoo, the beach and other fun
destinations have been very successful
in the two years since the organization
was founded. But there is a price to pay
for success.
"CAPPY lives hand to mouth
through the generosity of private donors
and fund raising projects," he
said. "If we are to continue being successful,
we are going to need more
If you would like to be a CAPPY
volunteer please contact Chief Helton
at 521 -6690. If you would I ike to make
a contribution, please call the UNCP
Foundation, Inc. at 521-6533.
3rd Annual Toy Drive To Be
Held Nov. 29 thru Dec. 13
I - It's that time or>car again and the
Robeson Street Rod Association is
kicking off it's 3rd Annual Toy Drive
to be carried out fromNovcmbCr 2')
through December 13 Againthisyenr.
this group of car enthusiasts is donating
their time, effort and money to
help the children that have passed
through the Southeastern Family Violence
Center to have a special Christmas
Last year, with the community's
help, they helped over 125 children
have a better Christmas. >
The Robeson Street Rod Association
(RSR A) isdonaliug$5<)0 towards
this toy drive, and tliev are asking the
public to help make litis Christmas a
special time for these children The
cnildrcn range in age from birth to 17
ycarsof age. You can donalca new toy
or cash anddrop it off on November 2'J
and December 13 at K-Mart or any
[time between these two dales at th'c
[Sonic Drive-in. When you donate a
new toy you will receive Sonic Dollar
[Coupons good towards any food purchase
at the Sonic Drive-In Members
[of the RSR A and their cars will be at
IK-Mart from l<> until 4 both of these
(Saturdays Santa will also be joining
Ehem. On Saturday. December 13. the
(Southeast Goldw i'ngs will be donating
Kays that they have collected They
(will have a parade from Curric Chain
Saw on 5lh St reel to K -Ma rt to drop off
Ihc toys.
Starling at (> o'clock on Saturday.
DCccitibcT lX y thrcaiT stop'by tbe
Sonic Drivc-ln on Roberts Avenue
vv here Santa and his elves, along w ill)
the street rods, will be waiting for toys
or donations to help make this a yen
special Christmas
Stop by Denny's or any oilier participating
businesses in Lumbcrton
and see all the "Christmas Stockings"
ondrsplayr'For a donation of$l ooor
more, you get your name on a slock
ing The proceeds will help the RSRA
give a party for these children so that
Santa will hav c a special I imc to present
them with (heir gifts
If you need more information, call
Karen at 671-4092 or Bobbie 7191571.
If you arc unable to get out and
enjoy the cars and Santa but would
still like to help, you can mail your
donations to Robeson Street Rod Association.
P O Bo\ 2174. l.umbcrton
NC 28359.
The RSRA has also placed collection
jars in some of the participating
area businesses, so if you see one of
their jars, be generous and drop in
some change or whatever you can
Come on Folks!!!! This is what
(1hrislmas is all about!!!!
Judy Jacobs Returns To Lumberton
For A Night Of Ministry
On December 1. Judy Jacobs conies
home to Robeson Couniy for a night of
ministry at East Lumbcrton Church of
God Pastors and ministers from a
dozen or more area churches have
worked together to make this night
Judy Jacobs Tuttlc. a Lumbcc Indian
from Lumbcrton. Nortli Carolina.
is a powerfully unique solo \ocalist
who began her singing career at
the age of 12 w hen she traveled w ilh
her sister's gospel group. "The Jacobs
Sisters". For 15 years, they traveled
across the United States singing in
churches and camp meetings. Judy
and her husband. Jamie Tuttlc. currently
reside in Cleveland Tennessee.
. .
Judy started singing asthc featured
singer with New Harvest, a contemporary
gospel group, in 1983. For the
past ten years, she has traveled as a
solo artist pursuing the call of God on
her life to take the ministry of music to
a hurting generation. She now appears
in churches, at conventions, at
youth rallies, and camp meetings
across the United States and in several
foreign countries Judy has appeared
at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Judy has sev eral solo recordings to
her credit. Her most recent recordings
as an artist with the Premier Music
Group have been produced by Lari
Goss of Nashville. Tennessee She
has also released two videos: Statement
ofFaith (a music video)and her
first in a leaching series
In addition to singing. Judy is also
a dy nantic speaker and has been featured
at youth retreats, ladies'conventions.
and rallicsand as worship leader
for many functions.
Whether spcaki ng or singi ng. J udy
Jacobs communicates the exciting
message of Jesus Christ with sincerity
and intensity . A concert with Judy is
sure to be an un forgettable eveni ng for
all attending.
Judy Jacobs will be at East Lumbcrton
Church of God at 100 Dresden
Avenue on Monday. December 1. at
7.00 PM. There is no admission, but
a love offering will be received
Assistant director of Hospice/Personal Care Cathy Hardee; Johnny
Hunt, chairman of the Robeson County Hoard of Commission, Miriam
Edwards, director of Health Horizons/Hospice of Robeson; Vickie Atkinson,
assistant director of Health Horizons clinical services and Reid Caldwell,
SRMC vice president, administration took part In the Home Health/Hospice
proclamation signing ceremony.
Home Health And Hospice Services Month
Proclaimed By County Commissioner
Johnny Hunt, chairman of the Robeson
County Board of Commissioners,
has proclaimed November as Home
Health and Hospice Month in Robeson
County. Mr Hunt made the announcement
at a recent open house
held at Health Horizons Home Health
Agency and co-sponsored by Hospice
of Robeson. In doing so, he encouraged.
friends, neighbors, colleagues and fellow
citizens in associated nomc health
and hospice activities and programs
now and throughout the year."
Tltc staffs of both agencies were on
hand at the open house to greet local
citizens who wanted to know more
about the home care and hospice services.
Speakers from both Health Horizons
and Hospice of Robeson arc
available to speak to church groups
and civic clubs in November and
throughout the year. For more information
call. 671-5600.
Festival Qf Tryys Tq Future
Tree Of Lights
Hospice of Robeson has served the
needs of terminally ill patients and
their families in Robeson County since
l?)X6 The annual holiday fund-raiser
for Hospice. Festival of Trees, will be
marking its 12th anniversary when
this event kicks off the holiday season
on Sunday. Dec. 7 from 1 to6p.m. and
continues oii Dee. 8 & 9, from 9 a.m.
until 6 p.m. at the Southeastern LifcslylcsFitncss
Center. 4895 Fayeltcvillc
The Hospice Tree of Honor/Trcc of
Lights will be on display above the
West 27th St. entrance to Southeastern
Regional Medical Center. To honor
or remember a loved one, a donation
of $5 - $49 will place a red light on the
tree: a gift of $50 - $99. a green light:
and a donation of $100 or more, a
white light in the star of the tree
Donations will be accepted and the
I ightcd t rcc wi 11 be on display th rough out
the month of December. For more
information call 738-1905.
Free Health Checks In Maxton
Qh P<ftt 9
Free health screenings will be held
on Dee. 9 from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. at
the courthouse in Maxton. Checks for
cholesterol/HDL. blood pressure, and
blood sugar will be offered toall adults
18 years and older. 1 n addition, educational
displays on breast cancer. medications
and many other health related
topics will be featured These free
screens arc sponsored by The Robeson
County Partnership for Community
Health. Call 671 -5595 for more information.
Hilea Rosario-Casado
Crowned Miss UNCP 1997
Pembroke ? Hilca Rosario-C'asado
ofFayctlcvillc isthc 1997 MissUNCP
Scholarship Pageant winner
The 5-foot 4-inch, brow n-eyed brunette
with a winning smile was a
favorite of the crowd of "XX) at Givens
Performing Arts Center Thursday
night She proved popular with fellow
contestants, w ho voted her co-winner
of Miss Congeniality. A sophomore
criminal justice major. Miss RosarioCasado
receives a $500 scholarship
First runner-up. also from Faycttcvillc.
was Miss Jennifer Marie
Gwarck The freshman, who intends
to be a mass communications major,
earned a $Joo scholarship Second
runner-up and sharing the Miss Congeniality
award was Veronica Leigh
Halloa of Cary. N.C She won a $200
Contestants competed in sw unsuil.
talent and evening gow n competitions
at the pageant and were interviewed
before the pageant by a panel of experienced
judges The first-ever Miss
IJNCP and 1996 winner Miss Lisa
Michelle Mitchell relinquished her
crown during closing ceremonies
An emotionally drained Miss
Rosario-Casadocredilcd God for supporting
her throughout her life She
had another message for listeners
"I would like to set an example for
other Hispanic students." she said
"You can do anything if you arc just
w illing to try."
Entertainment during "An Evening
of Magic" was provided bv magician
John Tudor, who served as master of
ceremonies and entertainment He is
the great grandson of UNC Pembroke
founder. Hamilton McMillan
Charlotte-based R<tB recording
star Jana Sampson performed her hit
single "Who Am I to You " She was
born in Robeson Counts and is the
daughter of Jimmy AOIcvc Sampson
Mrs Sampson is secretary -treasurer
of the UNCP Alumni Association
The Black and Gold Dancers and
student talent show winners Cyndi
lamb and Universal Vision - UV also
Ms Florence Ransom served as
Eagcanl director choreographer was
1s Karen Gibson Jenk ins coordinator
was Raymond Cumminusnnd pageant
managcr/chapcronc was l)r
Diannc O Jones
Judy Jucohs
Union Elementary Art
Teacher Attended
Seminar At NCCAT
Cul low lice?Cynthia L. Brooks of
Pembroke, a grades Prc-K-6arl icachcr
at Union Elementary School, recently
attended a seminar at the North Carolina
Center for the Advancement of
Brooks was one of 22 North Carolina
teachers participating in "Masks:
Role. Imager} and Metaphor." November
17-21. conducted by cpntcr
fellow Hcnr> Wong
NCCAT. a unit of The University
of North-Carolina, prov ides a yearround
scricsofinlcrdiscip!inar> seminars
and other programs dedicated to
advancing the art and profession of
teaching. Man, Jo Utlcy is director.
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 52 i8928.
Reunion To Be Held
The Descendants of Beachum and
Mary Hunt are havi ng a reunion at the
Rock of Ages Church. The Reunion is
Saturday, November 29th at 1:00 P.M.
You are asked to bring a covered dish.
For more information call Peggy Hunt.
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
The Nutcracker On Ice
A Holiday Event for the Entire Family
Pembroke - The world-renowned
Russian Skaters of the St. Petersburg
State lee Ballet have been transforming
theatres, halls and auditoriums
across North America intoancnchanting
Wintcr Palace, a place w here Fair>
Talcs come to 1 i fc before you r eyes. Oil
December 2. they will continue their
tour as the "Nutcracker On lee" conies
to the Givens Performing Arts Center
on the campus of The University of
North Carolina at Pembroke Performance
time is 8:00 P.M
The St Petersburg Stale lee Ballet
returns to North America after 2 ovcrwhclmingly
successful tours in 1095.
1996. and 1997. This magnificent
production of the "Nutcracker" has
been choreographed by Merited Artist
of Russia. Korilstantin Rassadin. Mr.
Rassadin was a leading soloist of the
Mariinsky Theatre of Opera and Ballet
of St Petersburg. Fellow class
males include Rudolf Nuriyev and
Natalia Makarova andfcllowperformcrs
include Mikhail Baryshnikov and
Natalia Dudinskaya. After having
choreographed classical ballets for
companies throughout Russian and
the former Soviet Union. Mr. Rassadin
joined the St. Petersburg State Ice
Bulletin 1980.
A company of 34 skaters will bring
this magical holiday story to life. The
show features the original "Nutcracker"
score by Tchaikovsky and
over 100 breathtaking costumes. Over
8.0(H) pounds of crushed ice will be
used on the GPAC stage. .
Sponsored in-part by Triangle lee
Company and Pembroke Hardware.
"The Nutcracker on Ice" will be the
perfect holiday event for the entire
family. For tickets or information, call
the GPAC box office at (910) 5216361
or 1-800-367-0778.
Hilca Roxario-t usado is beinv crowned Miss
Mitchell. Miss UNCP199*. , 7997*> '*?? Michelle

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