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                                                  Eye On Our Community

                                              Bessie Carpenter Locus                                                             DISCOUNTS

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                                                                           leaders of the future. She taught her students to
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                                                                           tance of attending college and graduating with a
                                                                           degree. She went a step further by ensuring that                      Log on-it’s your choice!
                                                                           all  of  her  students  that  went  to  college  had  the               Herbert L. Townes
                                                                           appropriate supplies to get started.  Over the past   (910) 487-4663  *  8175 Cliffdale Road, Fay., NC 28314
                                                                           thirty  years,  Mrs.  Locus  has  purchased  printers,
                                                                           ink,  pillows,  comforters,  and  any  other  college
                                                                           supplies  that  might  be  needed  to  enhance  the
                                                                           learning  environment  of  her  students.
                                                                                Mrs.  Locus  is  presently  the  Chair  of  the
                                                                           Legal Redress Committee.  As the Chair, she takes
                                                                           a great deal of pride to ensure that the doors of
                                                                           this  Branch  are  always  open  to  the  citizens  of
                                                                           this  community  who  have  legal  issues  or  com-
                                                                           plaints. She believes that everyone is entitled to
                                                                           equal justice under the law.   When someone calls
                                Mrs Bessie C. Locus                        the  office  for  assistance  because  they  feel  that
                                                                           they have been discriminated against, she inves-
                                                                           tigates  the  complaint  with  the  upmost  enthusi-
              An Advocate, An Activist, An Achiever!                       asm and detail.   In addition to working with the      Nelia Tolliver     Herbert L. Townes   Kharissa Federick
                                                                           legal  redress  committee,  Mrs.  Locus  volunteers   0perations Manager  Senior Account Agent  Customer Service
              It is an honor and a privilege for the Fayetteville Branch of the to work on other committees to promote the pur-                                               Manager
         NAACP to submit the name of Bessie C. Locus for the Lorie L. Gra- pose and objectives of the NAACP. She gives of
         ham Award for consideration of this same award at the Chapter level. her  time  and  financial  resources  to  assist  this
         She  was  honored  locally  by  this  Branch  on  Sunday,  June  28,  2020 branch.
         during the crowning ceremony of our Mother of the Year.                After  thirty-five  years,  Mrs.  Locus  retired
              Mrs. Locus has been a proud member of the Fayetteville, North from education as a Counselor in 2017.  She genu-
         Carolina  Branch  for  more  than  20  years.  She  was  the  Chair  of  the inely  loved  her  work  as  a  school  counselor,  al-
         ACT-SO  Program  from  2001-2017.  Under  her  leadership  the  Branch ways looking out for the personal and academic
         produced several Gold and Silver national winners. Mrs. Locus worked interest  of  the  students  she  served.  She  stated
         with  the  community  to  secure  mentors  for  the ACT-SO  participants. that going to work was always a privilege and a
         She  worked  with  the ACT-SO  students  every  weekend  to  get  them pleasure  because  it  was  her  purpose  and  objec-
         ready  for  national  competition.  In  addition  to  working  with  the  stu- tive each day to make a difference in the lives of
         dents, she helped raise money so that the students could travel to the the  students  she  worked  with.
         national competition.                                                  Mrs.  Locus  is  married  to  James  Locus,  Jr.  Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies,
              The ACT-SO  program  is  incredibly  special  to  Mrs.  Locus  be- and they are the proud parents of two adult chil-           Columbus, OH 43215-2220  MISC14 11/00
         cause she believes that it is important to prepare students to become dren,  Tiffany  and  James,  III

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