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THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010
News FRAUD - The Laurel School District held a press conference Tuesday afternoon following the release of the State Auditor’s report on the district’s former finance director. Page 4 SPRING - See the Spring home Improvement section in this week’s Star for some new ideas. HEROES - Giving the kids a great Little League experience . Page 8 AUCTION - Collectible car in Nanticoke Health Services auction. Page 13 36
POLICE - Drugs, accidents and shootings. Page
HUMANE - Delaware SPCA reduces euthanasia rates by over 70%. Page 47 BUSINESS - Scott’s Furniture among SBA Small business winners. Page 6
EGG HUNT - Delmar children race to collect eggs in the Delmar Kiwanis Club’s annual Easter egg hunt which took place last Saturday at Delmar High. See page 48 for more pictures. Photo by Mike McClure
LAUREL YOUTH SPORTS - The Annual Laurel Youth Sports Basketball Tournament took place last weekend in Laurel. Photos begin on page 39. 2-0 - The Laurel varsity softball team opened the season with a pair of wins last week. Page 39 LAUREL STARS OF THE WEEk- A Delmar baseball player and a Laurel softball player are this week’s Laurel Stars of the Week. Page 41
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Police in Laurel are seeking info on ‘Craigslist’ crimes By Tony E. Windsor In addition to traditional catalysts for crime, such as dark alleys and “seedy” areas of towns, police are being exposed to an entirely new crime frontier – the Internet. More and more, law enforcement is seeing crimes committed after individuals have been in communication on the computer. Recently, this type of crime has hit close to home as Laurel Police are now investigating two robberies that came about as the result of ads posted on Craigslist. The Laurel Police Department is asking for the public’s help in two recent armed robbery cases. Both of these robberies occurred in Wexford Village in Laurel. According to Det. Sgt. Derrick Callaway, Laurel Police Department, the first robbery occurred
on March 24, at about 12:30 am. The victim, an unidentified man had responded to an ad on Craigslist for a car. The man was directed by the ad to respond to Wexford Village to see the vehicle. Once the victim arrived at Wexford Village he was robbed at gun point by two black males. Before fleeing on foot the suspects were able to get an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects are described as a black male, about 5-feet 10-inches tall, wearing a white scream mask and armed with a handgun and a black male, about 5-feet eight-inches tall, wearing a black mask and armed with a shotgun Callaway said a second robbery occurred on March 30, at about 3:30 pm. The victim in this case also answered an ad on Craigslist for a car. This victim was also instructed
to respond to Wexford Village to see the vehicle. Once the victim arrived he was met by two black males. The victim in this case attempted to fight back; however two or three additional males joined in the fight and held him down. The victim said one of the assailants told him that he had a gun. At that point the man stopped fighting his attackers. The suspects were able to get an undisclosed amount of money prior to running away. A witness to the robbery told police that the assailants may have gotten into two separate red vehicles. Callaway said he has been in contact with the Delaware State Police High-Tech Crimes Unit and the Wicomico Sheriff’s Department in an attempt to find out if any other crimes Continued on page 5
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Delmar Elementary fifth graders will move over to Delmar Middle By Cathy Shufelt
Addressing a nearly standing room only crowd, Delmar School District Superintendent, Dr. David Ring, and the Delmar Board of Education spoke to community members during the board’s March meeting about the decision made by Delmar and Wicomico County education officials to modify the ongoing Bi-State Agreement which will transfer Grade 5 from Delmar Elementary School to the Delmar Middle School. Understanding that “the financial picture is not the best” in both states, and circumstances do not allow for the construction of a new elementary school, officials in both states agreed to move 5th grade students to alleviate overcrowding at Delmar Elementary School. Delmar is one of only four school districts in the country that has such a bi-state agreement, and both Delmar and Wicomico County want to remain focused on “what is best for the children,” as Dr. Ring told those attending the meeting. Formed in early November 2009, the 35-member “Redistricting Committee” consisted of education professionals and residents of both Wicomico and Sussex counties. Given the choice between moving the students to Maryland schools or moving the 5th grade to Delmar Middle School, the committee, along with both state boards of education and joint finance committees, chose to move students to Delmar Middle School.
“We made the best decision that could have been made given the circumstances,” said Ring, “…we want to keep Delmar students in Delmar.” This sentiment was echoed by Wicomico County Board of Education Superintendent, Dr. John Fredericksen and board president Marc Thompson. “…this tight knit community is a model for education in this country,” said Thompson. Initially, the bi-state agreement was a “gentleman’s handshake” between education officials in 1947. Later, a document was created that provided for a tuition exchange program between the states, and this first document was reviewed and revised by former Superintendent Dr. George Stone, and then revised again in 2006. The newly modified agreement was reviewed and updated by representatives from Maryland and Delaware’s State’s Attorneys offices, school board attorneys, Delmar and Wicomico County board members, and both superintendents. The agreement was updated to include language and provisions that are in accordance with the law and policies of Delaware and Maryland. The Wicomico County Board of Education voted on March 9, to approve the modification of the agreement and move students to Delmar Middle School. Parents and residents attending the meeting were initially concerned that 5th graders would be in contact with older students, but Delmar officials quickly
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explained that the middle and high schools are “absolutely separate facilities” with students having no or very little interaction. “Typically, middle schools today are 5th through 8th grades, and we are not used to that here,” said Ring, “…but we can certainly accommodate these students and there will be adequate space.”
Several teachers, including Dave Hudson of Delmar, spoke about their support of the change. “...I was a Delmar kid, my parents are from Delmar, as are my grandparents, and I want my children to be Delmar kids,” said Hudson, “…there are a lot of reasons why this is good for the district. …at the end of the day it’s about keeping Delmar kids Delmar kids.”
Laurel Pride in Bloom… the 4th Annual Strawberry Festival… the Second Book of a Series of the Laurel Cemeteries. What do these have in common? All three are part of spring events here in Laurel. Since 2007, Mayor John Shwed has declared the month of May, “Laurel Pride in Bloom.” The Public Works Department makes extra efforts to clean up the town, residents and businesses are encouraged to plant spring flowers and hang wreaths throughout the town. Members of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 600 S. Central Ave., are busy preparing for the 4th Annual Strawberry Festival to be held on May 22. Back by popular demand will be breakfast featuring scrapple sandwiches. Sales of strawberries and specialty tables will get underway in the Parish House and on the lawn around the church beginning at 9 a.m. The Hen
House, operated by Marlene Givens, will furnish strawberries sold by the quart, the gallon, made into shortcake, with or without ice cream, with our without pound cake, with or without cream. A chicken salad luncheon will also be served. Laurel Historical Society members are preparing to introduce the second book of a series to document all of the cemeteries in the Laurel area at the Strawberry Festival. Plans for that day may include a cemetery tour along with other points of interest. For a walk back in time, the former Henry General Store on Route 24 West will be open on May 15 and May 29. Crafters and Vendors are still wanted for the St. Philip’s Strawberry Festival, May 22. Contact Gloria Ellis at 875-2775 or Jen Fleming at 610-703-5452 if interested.
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Report on finance director released
By Mike McClure The Laurel School District held a press conference Tuesday afternoon following the release of the special investigation report by the state office of auditor accounts. The report was released earlier in the day, one day before residents went to the polls to vote on a capital improvement referendum. “This morning the State Auditor released the report of a special investigation conducted by his office at the request of the Laurel School District, following our discovery that our former Finance Director, Bill Hitch, had discovered and apparently manipulated a flaw in the State payroll system to pay himself compensation he was not entitled to receive,” said Laurel Superintendent Dr. John McCoy, who read a prepared press release during the press conference. “The Board is pleased that the Auditor’s Office has completed its investigation and released its report, even though it should be noted that the District was not given the 10 days it was entitled to in which to respond to all of the findings that appear in the report.” The 17 page report came after an extensive investigation into the actions of the former finance director, who resigned last December after working in the district for 13 years. Upon resigning, Hitch admitted to McCoy and Board President Jerry White that he discovered a flaw in the state payroll system allowing him to fraudulently adjust his pay through Extra Pay for Extra Responsibilities (EPER) and retro pay codes. The auditor’s office found that Hitch was fraudulently paid $151,332.21 ($89,490.34 in retro pay and $61,841.87 in EPER pay) from Sept. 8, 2001 to Oct. 10, 2009. According to the report, Hitch’s salary was $10,618 less than it should have been for FY 2002-10, but he did not receive the pay reduction that other district employees received (July 1) until November. The Laurel School Board has instructed its attorney to prepare and file a civil lawsuit against Hitch in an effort to recover the funds that were improperly paid to him. The District will also seek interest on the funds as well as court costs and attorney’s fees associated with the lawsuit. The Board also plans to ask the Attorney General’s office to initiate a criminal action against Hitch to prosecute him for violations of State law and to further insure that he makes financial restitution to the District. The auditor’s office issued the following findings in its report: the District underpaid six administrators a total of $40,758 and one Assistant Principal a total of $4,845 for the 2009–10 school year and overpaid a Data Management Analyst a total of $8,796 for the 2007–10 school
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years; the District had $14,810 in unsupported EPER payments during Fiscal Years 2007-10; of the 387 expenditure documents reviewed by AOA, five documents did not have the required two authorizing signatures and 12 did not have proper supporting documentation; the District expended more funds than necessary for vehicle use; the District has insufficient and outdated policies and procedures that do not reflect current practices; a lack of segregation exists within the District; employee leaves of absence were not properly documented and calculated by the former Finance Director, causing the District to owe funds to employees and be owed funds from employees. In addition to suggesting that the District seek restitution, the auditor’s office made the following recommendations: the District should document a standard salary calculation methodology and, once in place, it should create and implement an action plan to rectify the incorrect salary calculations; the District should implement proper controls to ensure adequate supporting documentation is maintained with all financial documents; the District should incorporate the Statewide Travel Policy into their policies and procedures; the District’s internal policies and procedures should be updated for current financial processes; the District should implement an internal control structure that ensures proper segregation of duties and ensures compliance with the State of Delaware Budget and Accounting Manual.; the District should implement internal controls and policies and procedures surrounding the payroll function and employee leave records and re-examine all leave documentation in order to properly recalculate the leave balance and amounts owed. According to the District’s press release, the Board has directed the McCoy and his staff to conduct an assessment that will assist the Board in determining the true financial impact of the findings contained in the audit report. The Board will then seek advice of its legal counsel to come up with a plan of corrective action. “We would ask the public to understand that the Board acted promptly and on the advice of legal counsel in requesting the audit investigation. While the audit process took longer than we had anticipated, the Board wants to assure the public that the District will act appropriately and in the best interests of both its residents and employees to see that the dual interests of justice and fairness are well served as we move forward to address the audit report’s findings and recommendations,” McCoy added.
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Police investigate ‘Craigslist’ crimes Continued from page 1
Mr. Temple’s Ag class - from left, Temple, Sebastian Martin, Ethan Henry, Dean Ivory, principal at LHS, Blake Elliott, Greg Hare, Johnny Wharton, Robert Short, Colby Watts and Zach Whaley.
Kids to build duck boxes in April The Laurel Kids Connection received monies from a mini grant application that was submitted to Connecting Generations to purchase materials to build wood duck boxes and to set them out during April, Environmental Education Month. The Wood Duck Box project is a combined project between the Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program and the Laurel High School Ag Structure Class. Brad Temple, Ag teacher for the Laurel School District, accepted an invitation to build a model and put together the rest in kits (13) as a project for his classes as well as for the mentoring program. The Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Programs mentees and mentors will be putting the boxes together on April 17, as part of the program’s project for April.
From left are Dean Ivory, Brad Temple and Dr. John McCoy, superintendent of Laurel School District.
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of this type have occurred in the local area. “Internet crimes are still new to us,” Callaway said. “But, like any crime investigation it involves following a paper trail and in this case a data trail. Eventually, we will get that one piece of evidence that ties the whole thing together and we will make an arrest.” Callaway said he has been in contact with representatives of Craigslist and is getting their cooperation. “We will be able to get the IP (Internet Provider) address of where the ad originated and with the help of local internet providers we can trace the ad to the actual computer that it was ordered from,” he said. Callaway said he has seen other types of crimes throughout the country that have originated with Craigslist advertising, but this is the first he has seen locally. “People have to understand that whether it is Craigslist, or any number of Internet-based advertisements, they must be careful when meeting the people they do not know,” he said. “They should never meet unless it is in a public place and they have someone go with them; never go alone. Also, do not take cash. Use a cashier’s check.” Craigslist was started in San Francisco by IT expert Craig Nemark in 1995 as an e-mail list for friends and co-workers to be kept abreast of local happenings in the San Francisco Bay area. The site boasts of as many as 30 million new classified ads posted, 30 million people using the site and nine billion page views each month. Information about crimes associated with Craigslist has spawned a website, “Craigs
Crime List” (http://crimene.ws/craigscrimelist/) which spotlights current crimes associated with the popular website. Callaway said he has copies of the two ads that were posted on Craigslist and resulted in the two Laurel robberies. Interestingly enough, he said the ads were not particularly appealing in terms of attracting a quick sale. One of the ads was for a 1995 Acura Integra with 154,000 miles and the other vehicle was listed as a 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse with 114,000 miles. Both vehicles had an asking price of $3,000. “I do not think I would have any interest in purchasing these vehicles, especially with the high mileage,” Callaway said. Callaway said the investigation is continuing into both robberies and once information comes from Craigslist and the local Internet provider, the police can track where the ads originated and execute search and seizure warrants. “Even if they throw the computer in the river we can still track down the location of the computer that was used to post the ad on Craigslist,” he said. “We can seize the computer and get personal information that can lead us to our suspects. We may talk to 20 people, but eventually we will get that one person who can give us the information we need to make an arrest.” Anyone with information about either of the robberies in Wexford Village is asked to contact the Laurel Police Department at 302-875-2244, Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on the web at www.tipsubmit.com. All information remains anonymous.
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Business Scott’s Furniture among SBA Small business winners The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Delaware District Office will honor Delaware’s outstanding small business owners and champions at the Delaware Small Business Week awards dinner on Tuesday, June 8, at the Waterfall Banquet and Conference Center in Claymont. Among the winners is Ralph Scott III of Scott’s Furniture, Inc. in Bridgeville, in the category Family-Owned Business. Ralph Scott III, president and manager of Scott’s Furniture in Bridgeville, was also last year’s Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce business person of the year. Frank and Donna Masley of Masley Enterprises in Wilmington will be honored as SBA’s Delaware Small Business Persons of the Year. Masley Enterprises manufactures a full line of specialty gloves for the military and commercial sectors. Established in 2000, Masley has annual sales of $2.9 million and employs 40 people at its facility in Wilmington’s Germay Industrial Park. In 2009, the Masleys received a $1.6 million SBA 7(a) guaranteed loan under the American and Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) from Wilmington Trust to support a major Army contract supplying gloves for soldiers in Iraq and Af-
ghanistan. They also received a grant from the Delaware Economic Development Office under its Blue Collar Training Fund to support its workforce development needs. Each year the President of the United States declares a week in May as National Small Business Week. This year’s celebration will take place May 23-25 in Washington, D.C. The Masleys and other winners from the other 49 states and Guam, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia will compete for the title of National Small Business Person of the Year during the Washington event. In addition, SBA’s 68 district offices throughout the country host local events similar to Delaware’s June 8th celebration to recognize their state and local award winners. All of the other honorees compete with winners from the Mid-Atlantic region for SBA’s regional awards and those winners then compete for the national awards in their respective categories. In addition to their recognition at the state level, three of Delaware’s honorees are being recognized by the SBA at the regional level. Entrepreneurial Success Award winners Robert Pancake and Steven Wheat owners of High 5, LLC, doing busi-
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Vincent White, Provest Realty Associates, Edgemoor Veterans Small Business Champion - James Brown, Community Readiness Technician, Dover Air Force Base, Dover Women in Business Champion - Ellyn Herbert, HerBiz, Newark For more information, contact the SBA at 302-573-6294.
2010 Small Business Week Award Honorees - SBA Delaware District Office Small Business Persons of the Year - Francis & Donna Masley, Masley Enterprises Family-Owned Business Award Ralph Scott III - Scott’s Furniture, Inc. Entrepreneurial Success Award - Robert A. Pancake II & Steven W. Wheat High 5, LLC dba Buffalo Wild Wings, Bear Financial Services Champion - Ralph Cetrulo, CPA, Cetrulo & Morgan Group, Wilmington Minority Small Business Champion -
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Nanticoke Health Services joins communities across the nation in celebrating National Volunteer Week, April 18–24. The highlight of the week is the Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Banquet on Thursday, April 22 at 5 p.m., at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville, where many of Nanticoke’s volunteers will be recognized for their dedication and commitment. This year’s theme is, “The Magical World of Nanticoke Health Services Volunteers.” Dedicated volunteers gave over 43,000 hours of service in 2009. To learn more about becoming a Nanticoke Health Services volunteer, call 629-6611, ext. 2475.
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Giving the kids a great Little League experience By James Diehl
rom the day his daughters first expressed an interest in softball, Dave Friedel has been committed to the Woodbridge Little League. Over the last 15 years, he’s cut grass, umpired games, coached children and grandchildren, served as president of the board and performed countless other duties. And he’s done it all through some of life’s most difficult moments, times when many people would have taken a step back and likely reconsidered some of their obligations. They were times when being a little selfish would have been acceptable, even welcomed, but Friedel believed the children of Bridgeville and Greenwood deserved the best Little League experience he could give them. He never wavered in his support of the organization. “It’s a thankless job, but I get a lot of pride when I look at the ball fields on opening day,” says the native of Greenwood and lifelong Sussex County resident. “When you see the kids out there and know that they get to play on something like that, you feel like you’ve really done your job.” Friedel first became involved in Little League in the mid 1990s when his two eldest daughters, Mandy and Dawn, took an interest in softball – Friedel even managed Dawn’s major league team for a time. It wasn’t long after coaching those first games, however, that Friedel and his wife, Peggy, lost Mandy, their eldest daughter. They suddenly had to deal with a tragedy every parent fears, but prays will never happen. It was a tough time for the now family of four, but Little League continued to play a vital role in their lives through it all. “I got involved before Mandy died, but that was a tough situation for all of us,” says Friedel. “[The Woodbridge Little League] just seemed like a good organization and it gave Dawn something to do to keep her out of trouble, so I continued with it.” Like hundreds of other parents, Little League also gave Friedel something priceless – the chance to spend more time with his children. Having worked night shift for 18 years, it was quality time he deeply cherished. “I finally got to actually spend some time with them. Before, I was going to bed
If you know of someone who has dedicated his or her life to service to others, suggest their names for this series. Contact James Diehl at 302-222-2685 or email Bryant richardson, brichardson@ mspublications.com when they were coming home and I really only got to see them on the weekends,” he says. “Those were the main reasons I got off night shift, for the Little League and to be involved with the girls’ lives.” Friedel’s daughters are now grown up – Dawn is 26 and younger sister Ashley is 22 – and grandchildren are beginning to participate in Little League. But for many years, there was a gap when Friedel had no “dog in the fight,” so to speak. There were no Friedels on the field, no family members to coach or manage. But his belief in the organization never waned. He continued to cut the grass, paint the dugouts and perform any other duties that required his attention at the Little League’s five fields. Then three years ago, he ran for president of the Little League, winning that role and taking on even more responsibility. Not long after, he got sick, real sick, but never once considered stepping down even as a rare case of male breast cancer ravished his body and many months of difficult chemotherapy treatments awaited him. He knew fulfilling the role of Little League president would be a very timeconsuming and thankless job, but he decided to stick with it come hell or high water. And he did, though it was anything but easy. “The only explanation I have for that is stupidity,” he quips today. “I don’t even have an explanation on why I did that actually, but I’m glad I did. I was very lucky that I found the cancer early and got it taken care of; it definitely could have been a lot worse.” With his cancer now in remission, Friedel continues to donate much of his time to the children of Greenwood and Bridgeville. The Woodbridge Little League averages around 400 players per year, meaning Friedel has had a direct role in
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The Good News The Easter message is the core of the Gospel. The good news of Christianity is that death is not the last word, but rather a transition to our true home with God. Death may seem invincible; after all, each of us will die, having little control over the details of when, where and how we will die. On the surface, death looks both inescapable and permanent. However, we should not be fooled by the external appearance of death. For death affects only our bodies. At the core of our being is our immaterial soul, the eternal spirit which we share with our Heavenly Father. Although we tend to identify ourselves with our earthly bodies, the Easter message reminds us that this is a mistake. Our physical bodies are nothing more than transient shadows and not our true selves. Easter is a celebration of our true selves, our eternal souls. The Bible tells us: “The Good News was promised long ago by God through His prophets… It is about His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ: as to His humanity, He was born a descendant of David; as to His divine holiness, He was shown with great power to be the Son of God by being raised from death.” (Romans 1:2-4).
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IRS offers five important tax tips for Delawareans
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What happened to decency? Doing the Towns Together What has happened to decency, or morals, fairness, justice to those who become victims of incest, the families of those who are innocently murdered or are victims of indecent behavior, or those who as innocent children are taken advantage of in a physical way or a sexual manner? What about those who are paid thousands of dollars per year to lead financial organizations and investment firms and then abscond with the hard-earned dollars of the investors and only receive a slap on the wrist. The list of indecent behavior and wrongdoing seems to grow daily, by leaps and bounds. Here in Delaware, House Bill 336 would “allow Family Court judges to extend the no-contact provision of the protection-fromabuse order from the current one-year limit to two years.” This seems the only reasonable way to go, and according to one news release, in cases in which certain “aggravating conditions exist, a judge could issue an indefinite order — one that could last the rest of the victim’s life.” Under the current law, either party of a protective order can petition the court to have it lifted or modified. A spokesman for the Fathers for Justice of Delaware, has stated in one news article that a female made false statements to get a protective order against him. The coordinator of the Kent County Domestic Violence Advocacy Program has stated she has seen cases where, from the day after the protective order expired, the harassment continued for years.” Protective harassment is something that occurs on each side of the situation, both female and male. And, either way, it is totally wrong. Those who are the victims suffer for the rest of their lives. They live in fear constantly, never knowing when the abuse will occur, causing unbelievable changes in their physical being and their life in general. Sexual predators or molesters have ruined the lives of countless thousands of victims. In California we learn of how an accused murderer was on parole after serving five years of a six-year prison term for molesting, beating and imprisoning a 13-year-old girl. According to the Associated Press, the man violated his parole seven times, had other brushes with the law, was cited numerous times during his parole for possessing marijuana and other infractions. And yet, his parole was never revoked. Here in Delaware, we have a physician who is an alleged child molester of 103 alleged rape and assault victims. His public defender has entered a not guilty plea and requested a jury trial. His bail has been in-
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creased to $4.71 million — $10,000 on each of the 471 counts detailed in February’s grand jury indictment. His alleged disgusting acts of assault upon his innocent young victims has apparently been going on for a long time, with reports of the wrongdoing having been swept under the counter and his continuing to practice medicine until the bubble finally burst. And now we have the man who was elected to the second highest position in the United States, a man who has been playing the political scene from both sides for years, a man who has been called a near-genius when dealing with foreign policy, making worldwide headlines by using the foulest of foul language while proclaiming his joy to President Obama upon the signing of health care reform legislation. The four-letter utterance is the “shot heard around the world” and has caused considerable discussion, to put it most mildly. Here is a man who has been acclaimed for intelligence, his skills in working the political scene, a man who came from an average family and early in life decided the route he would take with his life. Many of us remember when a young Joe Biden was the guest speaker at the graduation ceremonies of the Class of 1973 at Laurel High School. His charisma and charm were most apparent as he stood on the podium and addressed the young, impressionable members of that class. Those of us in the audience knew within seconds that here was a man who would be a successful politician. He exuded charm, grace, and personality. He made the members of the Class of 1973 believe in themselves, made them feel they could conquer the world and be a success in life. The long-time Delaware resident applied the same charm and intelligence while moving up the ladder in the United States Senate. He overcame a horrible case of adversity in his personal life, remarried, and continued to leave his mark in the Senate of our nation. This is a man who, no matter which side of the political coin one favors, had the correct chutzpah to impress the voters, and has become vice president of the current Washington administration. His problem? He has made some ridiculous comments in the past that have provoked
LAUREL AND DELMAR SOCIALS Sarah Marie TriviTS • 875-3672 Don’t think I’ll write a column this week. April Fool!--and so it goes. Chuck and Karen Pugh have returned from Baseball Spring Training in Florida where they were joined by brother, Phil and Linda Pugh. They visited several stadiums, including the Orioles new Spring Training home in Sarasota. They also included a visit to Chuck’s “baby” sister, Amy and her family. Quinn McDorman, son of Sarah Wootten, celebrated his third birthday on March 20 with his family and friends and his “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” cake and a brand new swing set. Quinn is the grandson of Kathy and Edsel Wootten. A double birthday celebration was held last Sunday at the Mitchell home on Samuel Hill Road. Joanne treated her son, Robby, and her husband, Donald, to a large family dinner with all the trimmins’ — and Joanne can surely do that. Robby was 41 on March 20 and Donald (acknowledging no numbers) observes his on March 30. Last Tuesday the Laurel Red Hat “Bonnets and Boas” held their monthly lunch at the Georgia House with hostess Maxine Ungerbuehler. Last Saturday, traveling to New Orleans for their stepbrother’s wedding were: Julie, Lance and Tracey White from Laurel and Aryna and Brian White and Nicole and Billy Hill from Salisbury.
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The Laurel Lioness Club has been quite busy of late. Their annual Charter Night at the Georgia House was on Saturday, March 20. The following Tuesday, March 23, they hosted bingo fans to a Vera Bradley “do” at the Laurel fire hall. Needless to say, prizes were abundant and of great value to the lucky winners. The dessert table boasted a huge variety of delectable sweets and, I declare, just looking at that table would almost put you in a diabetic coma! It was a successful and fun evening. The next event for Lioness members will be on April 14 and 15, when a number of the ladies will make their annual visit to Nursing Homes in Delmar and Seaford. This year they are dressing as Mother Goose characters and will entertain the residents, bringing refreshments and a small personal gift for each one. These ladies really stay busy with community services, doing their deeds throughout the year.
We continue with prayers for our service men and women and our friends who are ill: Becky Rementer, Hazel Brumbley, Shirley Crenshaw. Dot Murphy, Walt Dorman, Mary Wilson, Calvin Hearn, Cindy Williams, Jean Henry, Hattie Puckham, Jean Foskey, Fred Sullivan, Susan Levredge, Byrd Whaley, June Benson Powell, Conner Niblett, Robert Truitt, Geraldine Taylor, Fr. Howard Backus and Betty Chandler.
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Collectible car in Nanticoke Health Services auction A two-seater 1962 MG Midget MK1 sports car will be a featured item at the 24th Annual Dinner and Auction, hosted by Nanticoke Health Services. The collectible car, donated by Cherryl Peterson and Carol Greene of Bridgeville, is a true classic. The sports car produced by MG division of the British Motor Corporation was built in 1961, but titled as a 1962, as cars were assigned a year based on when they were titled. Only 16,080 were produced. This hot red convertible is fast and achieves nearly 40 mpg. This sporty car has all original parts, excluding the engine and tires, and features side curtains for all weather driving. “Supporting the hospital is very important to us,” says donor Cherryl Peterson. “We have attended the auction for several years and have always enjoyed the evening by participating in the spirited bidding. It is rewarding to know that hopefully through our donation we can help so many people within our community.” “My father had a MG Midget just like this one. This car gave me the opportunity to go back in time and remember so many
great childhood memories. I want someone else to have the opportunity to create their own memories, and enjoy the car as much as I have,” says Peterson. Peterson purchased the car from a Delmarva resident who provided the background of the car belonging to a Vietnam War veteran’s family. It has been garage kept and only has 14,000 miles. The MG Midget meets all the requirements in Delaware to be tagged as an antique vehicle (or regular tags). With the uniqueness of this donation, the auction has added a new feature for 2010 through an online pre-bidding website (www.nanticoke.org/auction). The online bidding closes at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15. The online high bidder will be the opening bid at the April 17 event. A few additional items are featured on the online bidding site. Proceeds from this year’s auction will benefit Women’s Health Services at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and the Charitable Endowment Prescription Fund. Additional items up for bid at this year’s auction include getaway trips to
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“We had a child a couple of years ago from a foster home, a kid who had jumped from home to home,” Friedel remembers. “I’d like to think that the Little League made a huge difference in his life. He wasn’t an amazing ball player, but you could tell that he enjoyed it and it gave him an experience that he never had before. I still feel that when you prepare a kid for competition, that prepares him or her for life. Hopefully, that was the case with this boy.” Like many charitable organizations in Sussex County and throughout Delaware, the Woodbridge Little League suffers from a shortage of volunteers. In recent years, Friedel has not only served as president, but also as a groundskeeper, manager, umpire, equipment manager – he’s even been in charge of fundraising efforts. He’s done it all with a smile on his face, but would love nothing more than to bring more good-hearted people into the fold, parents or community members who would like to be involved and be part of the success story that is the Woodbridge Little League. “Volunteering with the Little League gives you the satisfaction that you have actually done something to help these kids,” says Friedel. “If they weren’t playing Little League, would they be out there getting in trouble? It definitely teaches them sportsmanship and gives them something to do.” Raising three daughters and being involved with the Little League for so many years, Friedel thought he had probably done it all. That is, until a few weeks ago when a manager of one of the boy’s teams suddenly decided he couldn’t fulfill his responsibilities.
The minor league boys team just happens to include two of Friedel’s grandsons, so for the first time he’s going to coach a boy’s team in the Woodbridge Little League this coming season. “That’s going to be different for sure, but I’m looking forward to it,” he says. “I’m looking forward to the challenge and to teaching the kids something.” The team will be sponsored by D & D Screen Printing (Deez Teez), the t-shirt printing business Friedel runs along with his two daughters. It’s not often Friedel gets the luxury of sitting in the stands at either of the Woodbridge Little League’s two parks – the boys play on three fields in Bridgeville while girls’ games are played on two fields in downtown Greenwood – but he plays a vital part in every game played on its fields. He says he would gladly train someone to take over the president’s duties at the Little League, freeing him up to do other things. But finding someone to fill the role is not easy. “It’s a thankless job, but somebody has to do it for the kids,” Friedel says bluntly. Friedel and the rest of the board of directors of the Woodbridge Little League – Friedel’s wife and eldest daughter are both members of the board – are always looking for volunteers. If interested in contributing your time to the Little League, call Friedel at 3494231. “We would be glad to have anybody, even if they just want to do a little painting or run the concession stand,” says Friedel. “We are very much in need of volunteers.” The opening day for the Woodbridge Little League’s 2010 season is Saturday, May 1.
The MG Midget MK1 will be aboard the Nanticoke of the Seas cruise ship when the auction sets sail on April 17. Through their generous donation, Skipper Cherryl Peterson (left) and her “little buddy” Carol Greene (right) are part of charting the course for smooth sailing at the 24th annual Nanticoke Health Services Dinner and Auction.
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diamond jewelry and a murder mystery cruise. Tickets are available for $75 per person. For more information, contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 8944 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.
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Historic byway wins ‘scenic’ designation
The Western Sussex Scenic and Historic Byway is now on the map. The Delaware Department of Transportation recently approved an application sponsored by Sussex County to create a scenic route on the western side of the county, a path that will link well-known and some not-so-well-known landmarks. The goal of the byway effort is to showcase the area’s rich history and promote rural tourism. “This route will be a great asset in driving people off the beaten path to find some of the cultural and historical gems that are right here in our county,” said C. Daniel Parsons, Sussex County’s Historic Preservation planner. “This represents a lot of hard work from many talented and passionate individuals, and I want to thank each of them and the County Council for all of their support. “This is a great opportunity for the citizens of Western Sussex County to continue to promote the wonderful historic and cultural resources that many in that area have worked so hard to preserve over the years,” Parsons said. The route will extend approximately 35 miles in the area of the U.S. 13 corridor, snaking its way on existing back roads from Seaford to Bethel and Laurel, linking cultural and historic sites such as the Cannon-Maston House, Old Christ Church, Trap Pond State Park and other landmarks dotted along the way. Sussex County sponsored the application to DelDOT last fall, and used a series of community meetings with a citizens’ advisory group to help shape the course of the route. DelDOT and the University of Delaware also assisted in the project. The byway designation in no way infringes on property owners along the pathway or their rights to develop, modify or sell their parcels. It would, however, limit the placement of billboards along the route and require transportation planners and engineers to design any future road improvements that are in keeping with the route’s historic and scenic character, Parsons said. Now with the byway designation in hand, federal funds will be sought to help draft a corridor management plan, a document that would identify ways to draw attention to the historical and cultural landmarks along the route. For more information on the Western Sussex Scenic and Historic Byway, visit http://dspace.udel. edu:8080/dspace/handle/19716/4238.
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Ladies Auxiliary honors volunteers
On Saturday, March 20, at 9:30 a.m., the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood, held a Community Service Awards Breakfast at the Stargate Restaurant in Harrington. Three outstanding community volunteers were recognized for their many hours of service given to the community where they reside. James Baynum was recognized as Firefighter of the Year (Farmington Volunteer Fire Company), Frank De Ford Sr. was recognized as Fire Policeman of the Year (Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company), and Perry Heberling was recognized as EMT of the Year (Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company). Each man was given a Certificate of Appreciation, a $50 check, a remembrance gift and a complimentary breakfast.
Free RSVP job search workshops
The Sussex County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is once again offering free workshops for those who are looking for a new position. These workshops will be held at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. for three consecutive weeks starting on Friday, April 9, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The first session will include “Overcoming the Trauma of Job Loss” and “Maximizing Resources for Your Job Search.” The second session on Friday, April 16, will cover “Resume Writing” and “Understanding the Interview Process.” The third session on Friday, April 23, will include one-on-one consultations and mock interviews. Many people have benefited from these free workshops and have found new employment. To register, call RSVP at 856-5815.
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The Nanticoke Health Services dinner & auction planning committee of “crew members” is preparing for the 24th annual dinner and auction at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville on April 17. Proceeds benefit the Womens Health/ Digital Mammography Services at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. For details, contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pancake and Sausage fundraiser
The Pastor’s Aide Committee will sponsor an all you can eat pancake and sausage fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, at Applebee’s in Salisbury, Md. Cost is $7 per person. For details call Brandon Gale Sr. at 410-845-5991.
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Spicer Memorial Golf
The Chad Spicer Memorial Golf Tounament will be held June 17. Registration, 11 a.m.; shot gun start, 12:30 p.m.; event format: four-person scramble. Enjoy a great day of golf and the opportunity to contribute to the trust fund for Officer Chad Spicer’s daughter, Aubrey Spicer. To pre-register or for more information, call Stefanie Sirota at 337-9910 ext. 316 or e-mail HS Tournament@HeritageShoresGolf.com.
Celebrity Golf Classic
The Horsey Family Youth Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic will take place May 12-13 at Heritage Shores Golf and Country Club. There will be a host of celebrities this year with the addition of four time Super Bowl Champion Rocky Bleier of the Pittsburgh Steelers and more to come. For more information, contact Dale Webb at 841-5120.
CHEER Golf Tournament
CHEER’s First Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 23, at Heritage Shores Golf Club, Bridgeville. For more information, call Elizabeth Walls or John Argo at 856-5187.
You’re invited to a Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast on Saturday, April 3, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s in Seaford to support the Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown. The cost is $5 per person. For details call Peggy Trott at 8563404.
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• “Lights, Camera, Action!” the Seaford Library and Cultural Center hosts “Movie Night” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, and Thursday, April 15. We provide the movie and refreshments, you take a seat and enjoy the show. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www. seaford.lib.de.us. • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed on Friday, April 2. We will reopen on Saturday, April 3, for our regular business hours. • “Baby Bookworms,” infant story time, is Monday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • “Toddler Tales,” toddler story time, is Tuesday, April 6, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • Mrs. “Cookie” Garfield will host “Historical Reflections,” at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 9, at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center. • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center has joined IHOP to raise money for the library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury, Md., IHOP locations and return the itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford Library and Cultural Center. We must have the itemized receipt in order to receive the reimbursement. The Library will receive 10% of the total receipt. • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13. • The “Science and Religion” book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 19. For more information, call Rose Harrison at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
Safe Boating Class
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Nanticoke River Yacht Club from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 24. The fee is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. Pre-registration is Saturday, April 17, from 9-11 a.m. You may also register on April 24 from 8:30 to 9 a.m. For more information, contact CM Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Commemorative bricks on sale
The Friends of the Seaford Library are holding a sale of commemorative bricks for display near the reading terrace at the new library. The tax-deductable 4x8 inch bricks may be purchased for $100 each, and may be inscribed in honor of, in memory of or as a gift for friends, neighbors or relatives. Proceeds will be donated to the library building fund. Order forms are available at the library. Contact Friends President Peggy Boyd (536-1449) or Vice President Connie Halter (628-0554) for details.
Stay and Play program
Parents As Teachers announces the free Seaford Stay & Play program. Come have fun playing and learning with your child through a variety of toys and activities. The program is open to children birth through 48 months and their caregivers, on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Seaford Parks & Recreation. For more information and a complete schedule, contact Anna Scovell at 8565239.
Nanticoke Riverfest is July 8-10
The 16th annual Nanticoke Riverfest, designed to showcase the Nanticoke River and downtown Seaford, will take place Thursday and Friday, July 8-9, starting at 5 p.m. and all day Saturday, July 10, in the area in and around downtown Seaford. This year’s theme “Sweet 16,” celebrates the longevity of the festival and
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trailer before a June camping trip to Lehigh Valley for white water rafting. There will be light snacks, a silent auction and music by The Jones Boys.
American Legion Yard Sale
Laurel American Legion Auxiliary Unit #19 will hold its Annual Indoor Yard/Bake Sale on Saturday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. No early birds.
Italian Night at the Fire Dept.
The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary cordially invites you to attend their first Italian Night on April 17. The buffet will be held at the fire hall on 205 W. Tenth Street, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children 10 and under are free. For tickets contact Ann at 875-4789 or Sandy at 875-2164.
His books will be on sale at a discount and there will be a drawing for six of his books. Please, no children under the age of 10. No fee but donations to the library will be accepted. For more information, call 337-7401.
Fire Department Parade
The Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department’s 100th anniversary celebration parade will start at noon on Saturday, April 10. Original starting time was 1 p.m. The parade will be followed by an open house at the fire hall on Market Street. During the celebration, the department will also dedicate the new equipment storage building.
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Easter Egg Hunt
The Laurel American Legion Post 19 is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 12 and under on Easter Sunday, April 4. It will be held at the Laurel Middle School on Central Avenue at 1:30 p.m.
Troop 90 breakfast
Boy Scouts, Troop 90 will hold an all you can eat pancake breakfast, including sausage, eggs and juice, for $5 on Saturday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Laurel Centenary UMC. Call ahead or delivery orders can be placed by calling 875-4156.
The Friends of the Laurel Library will hold their annual book sale on Monday, April 5 thru Wednesday, April 7, in the Community Room of the Laurel Library. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Great selection of used books, CDs, videos, audio books and DVDs for all ages and interests. Prices are $.25 to $1. Come early for the best selection. Proceeds benefit the Youth Services programs at the Laurel Library. For more information, contact the library at 875-9084, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Troop 90 Benefit Dance
The parents of Boy Scouts Troop 90 in Laurel are having a benefit dance on Friday, May 7, at the Laurel Fire Hall to raise money for a new trailer. The current trailer is no longer safe for travel outside of the local area. Proceeds will be used to purchase a new, larger trailer to carry camping equipment. The goal is to purchase and equip the
The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will host storyteller Ed Okonowicz Delaware History, Ghost Stores and Tall Tales. The event will take place on Friday, April 23 at 6 p.m., in the Bridgeville Library Meeting Room.
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A poker run fundraiser to benefit the 2010 Diamond Dreams Baseball Season U13CP will be held on Saturday, April 3 (rain date is April 10). Ride starts at 9 a.m. and registration is from 8 to 11 a.m. at Bistro 54 in the Delmar Commons. Breakfast will be available for purchase. Ride route is approximately 100 miles and will end at 2 p.m. at Oasis Bar and Grill in Whaleyville, Md. Registration includes a buffet at Oasis Bar & Grill. There will be a 50/50 drawing and a
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Clinic for girls in kindergarten thru fifth grade on Saturday, April 17, at Delmar Middle/High School, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Delmar High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad will be the instructors for the clinic. Activities include stretching, tumbling, arm movements, chants, dance and building skills. Cost is $25 per girl. Bring a sweater or sweatshirt and wear comfortable pants and sneakers. Also, bring a bag lunch and drink. Water will be provided. Financial assistance is available. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register for the camp. For more details or to sign up, call Pat Lewis at 410-742-5107 or 1-800-3749811, ext. 26, or email plewis@cbgsc. org.
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Casino Night at the Delmar Fire Department is Saturday, April 10, from 7 p.m to 1 a.m. Games include blackjack, poker, money wheels and 50-50’s. Admission is $10. Must be 21 and older to enter.
Antiques Appraisal Fair
Are you interested in the value of a family heirloom or yard sale purchase? Then come to the Friends of the Greenwood Library’s Antiques Appraisal Fair at noon on Saturday, April 10. Tickets must be purchased for the appraisals, and the cost is $5 for one item, or $12 for three items. Those who purchase appraisal tickets will have free admission to the event. Tickets for the appraisals should be purchased in advance and are available at the Greenwood Library or through any member of the Friends of the Greenwood Library. Those who would simply like to attend may purchase an admission ticket for $5, either in advance or at the door. The program will be held at the Greenwood VFW Hall. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 3495309.
CHEER’s 36th anniversary
The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will be celebrating their 36th anniversary with a week-long celebration during the week of April 26-30. Throughout the week, there will be special events, guests, games, raffles and door prizes. The Cape Henlopen Gospel Choir will perform on Monday, April 26 and Leighton-Taylor will perform on Wednesday, April 28. The public is welcome. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.
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Beginning Basket Weaving
Come to the Greenwood Library and learn the art of basket weaving. Basket weaving workshops will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: April 3, April 17 and April 24. These workshops will be taught by Brenda Brasure, a member of the North Carolina Basket Makers Association and Nature Coast Basket Makers Guild. She will present the basics of basket weaving and then help each participant create a different basket for each Saturday they are able to attend. The fee for each session (payable on the day) will range from $25 to $30, depending on the cost of the basket. On the following Saturdays, the choices will be a Cutie Cracker Basket, Bread Basket and Napkin Basket. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call Robin Miller at 3495309.
‘Vietnam Mailbag’ book signing
Award-winning author Nancy E. Lynch will be at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, for a presentation and book signing. Anyone with any connection to those involved in the war in Vietnam will find this a rare opportunity to meet Lynch and obtain a signed copy of the book, a compilation of letters between our military and their families and friends, giving first-person insight into the experience of this historic conflict. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.
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The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) crews closed Tull Road between Route 404 and Shirleys Road near Greenwood, due to crossroad pipe failure. The road is closed until further notice. Traffic will be detoured as follows: Northbound: Route 404 to Wooden Hawk Road onto Shirleys Road and back to Tull Road Southbound: Tull Road to Shirleys Road onto Wooden Hawk Road to Route 404 Real time travel and construction information is available online at www. deldot.gov.
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Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay. You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.
Joseph at Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, May 4. This is an all-new live musical production about Joseph’s epic story of character and forgiveness. Cost is $98 for members, or $105 for non-members and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasbord dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Tips and gratuities are not included. The bus departs the CHEER Center at 10 a.m. and returns at 8 p.m. For more information, contact Susan Welch at 3495237.
King of Prussia Mall trip Chicken & dumpling dinner
Bethel United Methodist Church is offering a chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, April 24, from 4-6 p.m. Tickets in advance only, phone 410-754-8681 or 337-8836. They are $10 adults, $5 children under 12. The prices include dessert. No tickets will be available after April 11. The church is located west of Seaford and the north end of Oak Grove Road.
Emings BBQ at Delmar Wesleyan
Delmar Wesleyan Church presents “Emings BBQ” on Saturday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $9.50 per person. Carryouts only. For tickets, call 410-896-3600 and leave a message or call 875-1153.
Centenary Church Dinner
Centenary UMW in Laurel will sponsor an all-you-can-eat Chicken and Dumpling Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, in the dining hall. Adults are $10, children ages 6-12 are $5, and 6 and under are free. Sweets are also available.
Sight & Sound Trip
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Wallace Temple AME Zion church is sponsoring a shopping trip to the King of Prussia Mall in Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 17. The bus will depart from Peebles parking lot, Seaford Village, at 8 a.m. and will leave Pennsylvania to return to Delaware at 4 p.m. The cost is $40. A $20 non-refundable deposit is due by March 26 with the balance due April 10. Call Maria West at 629-3433 and leave your name and phone number.
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April 12-16 - Myrtle Beach, S.C. - The bus for this trip leaves Peebles’ parking lot in Seaford at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 12. Visit Legends In Concert, the Carolina Opry, see performers and jugglers at the Palace Theatre, a special performance at the Alabama Theatre, and a celebration dinner at the House of Blues. Enjoy a scenic boat cruise, time at Barefoot Landing and a guided tour of Charleston. Included are four breakfasts and four dinners. Six seats open. Cost: $535/double. June 5-6 - Strasburg, Pa. - Have dinner on a train ride while trying to solve a murder mystery. Lunch at the Shady Maple before checking into your hotel and then boarding the train at 6 p.m. After buffet breakfast the next day, travel to Longwood Gardens for a guided tour of the gardens before time on your own. Mid-afternoon travel to Winterthur Museum and Gardens for a guided tour and tram ride before time on your own. Cost: $225/double. July 22 - A lunch cruise down the Elizabeth River on the Spirit of Norfolk while you play bingo and win prizes.
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MORNING STAR • APRIL 1 - 7, 2010 Cost: $79. Oct. 25-29 - Pigeon Forge, Tenn. - Admission to Dollywood, Dixie Stampede Dinner Show, Black Bear Jamboree Dinner Theatre, Smith Family Dinner Theatre, Magic Beyond Belief Show, the Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum, a performance at the Country Tonite with entertainment of humor, dancing and singing. Also a guided tour of the great Smoky Mountains. Four breakfasts, four dinners, two lunches included. Cost: $595/double. All trips are open to the public. Note that all trips have a deposit made on hotels, meals, entertainment, tour guides, etc. and we must have enough people booked two months in advance in order to make the trip. Otherwise, we have to cancel the trip to get our deposit back or we lose it. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
AARP trip to Chicago
AARP #915’s trip to Wisconsin Dells/ Chicago is June 20-26. The trip includes transportation, 6 nights accommodations, 6 breakfasts and 6 full dinners, including two dinner shows. The package includes the following sites: House on the Rock, Magnificent Mile, Tommy Guns Garage, Upper Dells Boat Cruise, Sears Tower Sky Deck, Paul Bunyan’s Restaurant, Circus World, Navy Pier and Carr Valley Cheese Company; six full dinners and six breakfasts; accommodations; baggage handling; taxes; and gratuities. Cost per person, single occupancy is $790; and per double occupancy, $1,010. A $75 deposit is required at sign-up. Final payment is due April 30. For reservations, call 410-754-8189 or 410-754-8588.
See ‘The Lion King’
Limited seats are available for a trip to see Disney’s breathtaking musical “The Lion King” on Thursday, April 15, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia; the trip is sponsored by Adult Plus+ at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. For more information, contact the Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.
SHS Alumni meeting
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.
Sussex County Marines
Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, “the log cabin,” in Seaford. All former and retired Marines, from all generations, are welcome.
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AARP board meeting
Chapter 1084 of the Seaford AARP in Western Sussex County will hold their board meeting on Thursday, April 1. Board members should try to attend this meeting since final preparations for the annual picnic on May 13 will be discussed.
USPS monthly meeting
United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy boating, sailing or canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 6290687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
School Board meeting
The next Board meeting for the Seaford School District is at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 26, at the Seaford District Office.
AARP chapter meeting
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of Western Sussex County will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall in Seaford. Guest speaker will be Charlie Paparella from WBOC TV. This chapter is open for membership to all persons 50+. Come join us to decide if you would like to become a member of our local chapter. Stop by the hospitality table for refreshments and conversation after the meeting. Call Gladys Bonowicz, chapter president, at 875-1519 for more information.
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The Seaford High School Alumni Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, at the Seaford Museum. All interested alumni are invited to attend. For more information, call Donna Angell at 629-8077.
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Bug and Bud Festival
This year’s annual Bug and Bud Festival in downtown Milford is Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is the annual Ladybug Parade, many vendors, games, fun, family activities and live entertainment.
Country breakfast buffet
A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month September through June, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Galestown Community House. Adults, $7, ages 6 to 12, $4, under age 6, no charge. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community house is located on School House Road at the intersection of Galestown and Reliance Roads in Galestown, Md. The dates are: April 25, May 23, June 27.
St., Georgetown Sunday, June 13 - Sussex County Pomona Grange picnic, 2 p.m., Soroptimist Park, Seaford Saturday, June 26 - Bus trip to Washington, D.C., to help celebrate 50 years of the National Grange Building being in existence For more information, contact Rosalie Walls at 302-542-3875.
Vera Bradley Bingo fundraiser
The Greater Millsboro Kiwanis Club will host a Vera Bradley Bingo fundraiser on Saturday, April 24, at the Millsboro Fire Hall, featuring 20 regular games, two special games and two raffles, along with a 50/50 raffle and refreshments. Bingo prizes will be Vera Bradley handbags and other products. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds from the bingo will benefit local children and youth. For information, contact Millsboro Kiwanis at 934-8424 or e-mail email@example.com.
Colonel Richardson High School, Class of 1985, is planning a 25th high school reunion for this fall. The committee is updating classmate addresses. For more information, contact Debbie (Feyl) Brohawn at 410-754-8910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basket Bingo will be held April 23 at the Federalsburg V.F.W. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games being at 7 p.m. Bingo will benefit the International Order of Odd Fellows, Hebron Lodge #14. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Contact Robert Anger at 410542-4761 or Henry Tift at 410-858-7588 for tickets or information.
Delaware Grange schedule
Saturday, April 10 - Annual Chicken & Slippery Dumpling dinner at Henlopen Grange Hall in Lewes, from 3 to 7 p.m., $9/adults and $5/children under 12 Sunday, May 2 - State Grange Worship Service, 2:30 p.m., in the church at Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 S. Bedford
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Possum Point Players cast members Erik Sweimler of Millsboro, Mary Ann Lalave of Millsboro, Colby Luzier of Laurel, Doug Friend of Lewes, Claudius Bowden of Georgetown, Marsha Shull of Dagsboro, Fred Dean of Georgetown, Victoria Sanchez of Georgetown and Sierra Spicer of Laurel rehearse for the Players opening of “Urinetown, The Musical” on April 16.
Players presenting ‘Unrinetown, The Musical’ starting on April 16 “Urinetown, The Musical” won three of the 10 Tony Awards for which it was nominated. The musical will open on April 16 at Possum Point Players. The idea for “Urinetown, The Musical” came to playwright Greg Kotis when he planned a trip to Paris without considering the cost. Public bathrooms in Paris are pay-per-use, and some are clearly nicer than others. In one trying, but funny afternoon, Kotis wandered the city trying to decide whether he should wait and combine the bathroom with the dinner
Delaware Home Show returns
The Delaware Home Show returns to the State Fairgrounds in Harrington on April 10-11, presented by the Home Builders Association of Delaware. The Home Show offers something for every lifestyle – from first-time homeowners to move-up buyers, empty nesters and those working through their “Honey Do” list. Central and Southern Delaware’s largest home show features nearly 100 exhibits highlighting new products, time and money-saving services, landscape concepts, the latest styles in home fashions and ideas in remodeling and decorating. In addition to free giveaways, live product demonstrations and the latest new technologies, products and services, the Delaware Home Show promises fun-packed activities for adults and children. Admission is $5 for adults and parking is free. Show hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 11. To download a buy one get one free coupon, visit www.delawarehomeshow.com. For more information, call 302-678-1520.
‘Swingin’ With A Star’ tournament
Participants in the 2010 Swingin’ With A Star Golf Tournament, benefiting girls’ and women’s programs in Delaware, will tee it up with two of the best-known players in international women’s golf. The “star” of this year’s 19th annual
meal, or take his chances behind a bush in a formal garden. Thus, the concept for “Urinetown” was born. This musical opened on Broadway in September 2001. Nina Galerstein, a longtime member of Possums and native New Yorker, went to see it. “I didn’t know what to expect with a name like that,” says Galerstein. “It was truly memorable. Great music, lots of energy, lots of laughter. I can’t wait to see it again when the Possums do it.” Ticket reservations can be made by calling 8564560. women’s golf tournament is Donna Andrews. A six-time winner on the LPGA Tour and two-time U.S. Solheim Cup Team member, was selected by PING and the American Junior Golf Association to captain the 2007 PING Junior Solheim Cup U.S. Team. Andrews will join LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famer Betsy Rawls for the event, which will be played on Monday, June 21, at the DuPont Country Club. Rawls is a Delaware resident and cofounder of the Swingin’ With A Star Tournament. Andrews will hit a shot with each group playing the 17th hole. The Swingin’ With A Star auction and awards ceremony will take place after the golf event during a cocktail reception in the Crystal Ballroom. Many high-fashion items, unique experiences and one-of-a-kind memorabilia will be featured in the auction. Persons wishing to attend only the auction at 5:30 p.m. may do so. The 2010 Swingin’ With A Star Tournament will begin this year at 11:30 a.m. Snacks will be available before play begins and box lunches will be provided for participants. Players or businesses interested in participating or contributing items for the auction may email Beryl Barmore at bbarmore@wilmingtontrust. com. More information is available at the tournament website, www.swinginwithastar.org. Since its inception, Swingin’ With A Star has raised more than $1.2 million for local women’s causes.
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Church Bulletins Concord UMC Easter services
Concord United Methodist Church Easter services include a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. Friday, April 2; Easter Sunrise service, 6:30 a.m., Sunday, April 4, followed by breakfast, and Traditional Easter service with communion at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 4. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 25322 Church Road (Route 20A, off Concord Road), near Seaford. For more information, call Pastor Diane E. Melson at 628-8114.
Celebration of the Resurrection
on Saturday, April 3, at 1 p.m. for children up to 12 years old, with prizes and refreshments. The Easter Cantada and service will be held on Sunday, April 4, at 9 a.m. The church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry House. For additional information, call 629-5404 or 629-8775.
Good Friday Service
Victory Tabernacle Church of God on Seaford-Laurel Highway, will have a special service on Good Friday from noon to 1 p.m., with the Rev. Raymond Crowley from Chincoteague, Va., as the featured speaker. For more information, call 8752805.
A Celebration of the Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 4, at Seaford Presbyterian Church located at 701 Bridgeville Highway. Brunch begins at 9 a.m. followed by the worship celebration at 10 a.m. Child care provided. All are welcome. For more information, call 629-9077.
The Ark Good Friday service
Booker Street Church of God
Seaford Presbyterian Church will hold Maundy Thursday services tonight, April 1, at 7 p.m. Members of the community are invited to worship with music, meditation and holy communion. The church is located at 701 Bridgeville Road, just north of the Army Reserve Center.
Woodland Methodist Church Services Woodland Methodist Church will hold several activities for the Easter season. All are welcome for each event. On Maundy Thursday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. will be the drama “Women at the Table” and communion. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt
Seaford Wesleyan Church, “The Ark,” will be holding a Good Friday service from 12 noon till 1 p.m. on Friday, April 2. For information, call 628-1020.
Family and Friends Day
Clarence Street Church of God, Seaford, will be celebrating “Family and Friends Day” on Saturday, April 17, at 6 p.m. Elder Willie Williams of Glassboro, N.J., will be the guest minister. Special honoree is Rita Williams Boardly. For more information, call 629-9443.
Community Lenten Service
The Bridgeville Charge will sponsor a Community Lenten Service at Williams Chapel Church in Bridgeville with an Ash Wednesday Service and ending Friday, April 2, with the Seven Last Words at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville. All services will be held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. April 2 - “Seven Last Words From the Cross Service” at Mt. Calvary UMC. For more information, call 542-5752.
LMA Good Friday Service
Booker Street Church of God in Georgetown, will be hosting 2010 Pastor’s Appreciation Week on April 6–11. The host pastor is Bishop Marvin Morris. Call 856-3404 or 856-9097 for more information.
The Laurel Ministerial Association will hold a community Good Friday Service at Christ UMC on Central Avenue in Laurel, on April 2, at 7 p.m. Ministers of different denominations and churches will participate. The LMA will also hold a Cross Walk through downtown Laurel starting at noon on Good Friday.
Women’s Day at Gethsemane UMC
Women’s Day will be held on April 17 from 9 a.m. until noon at Gethsemane United Methodist Church. This year’s theme is “Thank You for a Being a Friend.” Call 629-2862 to register by April 12. Cost is $5 per person which includes lunch.
A gospel concert featuring Lights of Home, All 4 Him, Amy Holloway Stark, Jennifer Kimbell and Phil Davis will be held on Saturday, April 10, at Sam Yoder’s Farm in Houston. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and food will be available for pur-
chase. For more information and tickets, call 629-4535 or 228-2825. All proceeds benefit Joshua House Ministries.
Easter activities at Trinity UMC
Trinity UMC on Phillips Hill Road in Laurel will hold many free activities for the Lenten/Easter season. All are welcome to every event. Thursday, April 1: Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 4: Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m., Easter Cantata Service, 10 a.m.
Laurel Wesleyan Special Services
The Laurel Wesleyan Church invites you to experience Easter with them. On Good Friday, April 2, at 7 p.m. there will be a special music, drama and communion service focusing on remembering what Christ has done. On Easter Sunday, April 4, at 9 and 10:45 a.m., the service will also feature special music and drama. The church is locted at 30186 Seaford Road (Alt. 13). For more information, call 8755380 or visit www.laurelwesleyan.org.
Spring hymn sing
The annual Spring Hymn Sing will be held at Galestown U.M.C. on April 11 at 2 p.m. Special music will be provided by Sacred Sounds. A buffet style dinner will be served immediately after the service at the community center.
Free soup and sandwiches
New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel offers free soup and sandwiches every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Timothy Duffield Sr. at 875-0727.
DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship CHURCH OF CHRIST
Sunday Family Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. 94 Walnut Street, Laurel, DE (across from GameZone) 302-875-7873 www.laurelnazarene.org
A church you can relate to
1010S . Central Ave., Laurel Ph: 875-7748 Minister: Ian J. Drucker Worship Services: Sunday 10 a.m. 6:00 p.m. BibleS tudy: Sun. 9:00 a.m.; Wed. 7:00 p.m. In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
200 W. Market Street, Laurel, Del. Contemporary Worship, 8:45 a.m. Traditional Worship, 11:00 a.m. Sunday School, for ALL Ages, 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays: Bible Study 1 p.m.; & Youth Ministry 6:45 p.m.
Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching
Youth Group Wednesday 7:00 pm
For info, call 875.7995 or visit www.centralworshipcenter.org
Christian Church of Seaford
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298
The Rev. Dr. Howard G. Backus, Rector www.dioceseofdelaware.net/churches/stphlps.html Holy Eucharist with Healing Sunday ~ 8:30 & 10:30 am Church School ~ 9:30 am
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Morning Worship 10:30 Wed. Night Service & (Nursery & Jr. Church) Youth Groups 7:00 p.m. A Firm Foundation • A Sure Hope • An Unending Love
The Gift of His Love
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Centrally located at
14511 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, DE 19956
Worship 10:45 a.m. • Sun. School 9:45 a.m. Wed. Night 7:00 p.m. • Sun. Night 7:00 p.m. Located on Camp Road between the Dual & Alt. 13 For info call: 629-3674 or 875-2915 Sr. Pastor Roland Tice
600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956
Christ Evangelistic Church
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. FasTrak Children’s Ministry - 10:30 a.m.; E318 Youth - 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Services - 7 p.m. Pastor Timothy Dukes, Senior Pastor Pastor John Lanzone, Youth/Family Pastor
Road68, South of Laurel Laurel,D el.
Sun. School 10 a.m. • Worship 9 & 11 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Hymn Sing: Last Sunday Each Month - 7 p.m.
Delmar Wesleyan Church www.StPaulsUMCLaurelDE.org
Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107
800 East Street Delmar, MD 21875 “The Church That Cares” 410-896-3600 Pastor James C. Hitch
Sunday: Sunday School 10 M Worship 11 AM & 6 PM
Wednesday: Bible Study 7 PM
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Easter services at St. Luke’s
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Seaford will prepare for Easter Day with several special services. Everyone is invited to attend. Friday, April 2 - Good Friday Liturgy, noon, includes the Passion Gospel and communion from the reserved sacrament Friday, April 2 - Stations of the Cross service, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 3 - Commemoration of Jesus in the Tomb, 10 a.m. Sunday, April 4 - Easter Day First Eucharist - 9 a.m. Service resplendent with music, alleluias and flowers.
Easter musical at Alliance Church The choir of Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford will present “Once Upon a Cross,” on Maundy Thursday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Easter Sunday, April 4, at 11 a.m. The presentation is free. For more information, call 629-5600 or visit www. atlantaroadcma.org.
Calvary UMC events
The following events will be held at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville. Seven Last Words from the Cross, Friday, April 2, 7 p.m. - Preachers are Elder Joyce Mizelle, Grace N Mercy Ministries,
Greenwood; Rev. Dr. J. Anthony Dickerson, Greater Mt. Olive Full Gospel Ministries, Cambridge, Md.; Rev. Elmer Davis Jr., St. Mark UMC, Salisbury, Md.; Rev. Charles W. Smith Jr., Williams Chapel, Bridgeville; Rev. Reginald J. Chandler Sr., Liberating Power AMEZ Church, Bridgeville; Rev. Bernadette Beckett, Ebenezer/Samuel Wesley UMC, Princess Anne Md.; and Elder Annette P. Wilson, Cathedral of Love Church, Salisbury. For more information, contact Rev. Hopkins at 443- 944-3665. Joint Men’s Day, Sunday, April 11 Guest preacher will be the Rev. Randolph Fitchett, Preston Circuit Charge, Preston, Md., along with his choir and congregation. For more information, contact Brother Lee at 337-8198.
First Annual Gospel Fest Weekend
Join us on April 23 and 24 for our first annual “Fellowship of Christian Artists Gospel Fest Weekend” Concerts. On Friday, April 23 at 7 p.m., members of the Fellowship of Christian Artists will sing at Elkton Church of God, Elkton, Md., and again at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, at Grace United Methodist Church, Georgetown. For more information, call Jeannie and Jerry Jones, 228-4813. For more about FCA, visit the website www.fellowshipofchristianartists.net.
Obituaries Kenneth W. Bowden, 50
Kenneth Wayne Bowden, of Seaford, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Delmar. Born in Seaford, he was the son of the late Glenora Baldwin and James Edward Bowden Sr. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Bowden Mears. Ken had worked numerous places around Seaford including the DuPont Company until he became ill with renal failure and subsequently disabled. The biggest joy of his life was his son, Joseph “Joey” Bowden of Bridgeville. Besides his son, he is survived by his two brothers, William Bowden and wife Barbara of Wilmington and James Bowden and wife Christine of Georgetown. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am
701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077
Services were held on Sunday, March 28, at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.
Clinicle L. Bullis Jr., 66
Clincle Lanice Bullis Jr. of Laurel, passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. He was born in Crisfield, Md., a son of the late Clincle L. Bullis Sr. and Juanita M. Bullis. He was a foreman for Bunting and Murray Company. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was a member of American Legion’s Post #19 and Post #24, the AMVETS Post #6. He was also a member of the Seaford Moose Lodge. His family will cherish the memories of his enjoyment of hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding, watching NASCAR and
Messiah’s Vineyard Church
Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor
Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel
WEDNESDAY SUNDAY Sunday School......9:45 a.m. Prayer & Praise 7:00 p.m. Worship...............11:00 a.m. Patch Club (kids) 7:00 p.m. Eve. Worship........7:00 p.m. Youth Group 6:00-8 p.m.
Sun. 9:30 am Wed. 7:00 pm
SEAFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY PRE-SCHOOL - 12TH GRADE - Office 629-7161 Quality Traditional Education Since 1973 Fully Accredited By Middle States in ACSI
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH A Cooperative S.B.C. Church 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE
302-629-8434 • www.graceseaford.org Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:30 pm Children’s Church 10:45 am SPANISH Worship 10:45 am Wednesday Activities 7 pm Pastor: Homer McKeithan Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”
PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956
Children’s Church • Nursery
Senior Minister: Dr. Carl G Vincent Senior Pastor: Pastor Barry B. Dukes wwwmessiahsvineyard.org
OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH 532 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Redemptorist Fathers • 629-3591
MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 4:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
11 AM and 6 PM ~ Sunday School 9:45 AM
Ministry for the wholef amily 7 PM
Pastor Stacey Johnson
28261 Seaford Rd., Laurel, 2 miles N. of Laurel on Alt. 13
CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH
315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973 • 302-629-9755
Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins www.christlutheranseaford.com
Praise Worship 8:15 AM • Sunday School 9:45 AM • Traditional Worship 11:15 AM
Laurel Baptist Church, SBC Sunday
9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 6:45 Catalyst Youth (gr. 7-12), Worship, Nursery, Classes DivorceCare, KidStuf 103 (K-6 kids & their parents, 1st & 3rd for Kids & Adults Wednesday) 7:00 Intercessory 7:00 p.m. Prayer, Men’s Group Evening Service
COKESBURY CHURCH All Welcome Where Love Abides -- John 3:16
The Church by the Side of the Road 15092 Cokesbury Rd, Georgetown, DE
(302) 629-5222 • www.cokesburyworship.org Pastor Harold Carmean & Congregation Sunday School 9 am Contemporary Church Service 10 am
United Methodist Church Serving Christ in the Heart of Seaford since 1830 315 High St. • Seaford, DE
Sunday Services: Informal Worship in Chapel 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary 9:45 Sunday School
Pastor: Rev. Jim Sipes • 302-629-4458 PROFESSIONAL NURSERY CARE PROVIDED
Where everybody is somebody & Jesus Christ is Lord 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, Laurel, DE 19956 LBC Sunday School ~ 10:00 Morning Worship ~ 11:00 Wednesday Bible Study ~ 7:00 P.M. NurseryP rovided Pastor: Rev. Steven Booth Music Director: Linda Lewis
Episcopal Church Front & King St., Seaford, DE
Holy Eucharist: Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby-Coladonato, Rector
Seaford Church of Christ Acapella
N. Dual 13, P.O. Box 783, Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-6206 Evangelist - G. W. Cliver - 629-6206 Elder - Don Birch - 629-8949 Elder - Ron Russell - 629-6033 Sunday School 10 a.m. Sun. Worship 11 a.m., Sun. Evening 6 p.m Wed. Evenings 7 p.m. Live For God, Love Each Other, Light The World
United Methodist Church 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Across from Bank 337-7409 Handicap Friendly WORSHIP TIMES:
9 am Contemporary Service 10 am Sunday School 11 am Traditional Worship Youth Group (Sun. 6 p.m.)
Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Pastor - O. Kenneth Scheller 302-875-0140
A Safe Sanctuary & Stephen’s Ministry Church Rev. E. S. Mallozzi
All are welcome to worship here every Sabbath.
543 N. BRADFORD ST., SEAFORD, DEL. • 629-7161
22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 - www.atlantaroadcma.org
Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church
26295 Sussex Highway (south on 13), Seaford, DE
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Contemporary Services ... 8:45 & 10:30 a.m. Nursery Care & Children’s Church Provided Corner of Woodland Ferry Rd. & Stein Hwy., 4 miles West of Seaford • 629-2862 Jeans Expected! No Halos Required!
27225 Kaye Road Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814
www.thelighthouselaurel.org Timothy P. Jones, Pastor Sunday Family Worship - 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Family Ministries - 7:00 p.m.
“Shining His Light”
743E . Clarence St., Seaford, Del. Carlton L. Cannon, Sr. Pastor
629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday: Midweek Activities: Church School........9:45 am Call for Details Morning Worship......11 am Children’s Church & Youth Explosion ........6 pm Nursery Provided Evening Worship.........7 pm *Counseling by appt. only Tuesday: Thursday: Bible Study & Family Corporate Prayer.........7 pm ‘Come and Grow with Us!’ Training Hour...........7 pm
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Dale Evans
Contemporary Service............9:30 a.m. Sunday School.............10:15 a.m. Regular Service. . . . . . .11:30 a.m. Mount Pleasant Road, Laurel (Just off Rt. 24 west, on Rd. 493A)
MORNING STAR • APRIL 1 - 7, 2010 eating prime rib and crabs. He is survived by his companion of 25 years, Gloria Kelley of Laurel; a son, Michael Kelley of Laurel; daughters, Lenise Jewell of Laurel, Dana Wells and husband J.V. of Salisbury, Tammy LeCates and husband Scott of Arizona, Carol Adams of Laurel and Tammy Alexander of Millsboro; his brothers, Virgil Bullis Sr. of Dagsboro and Richard Bullis of Severna Park, Md.; a sister, Mary Ellen Hill of Salisbury; grandchildren, Matthew Alexander, Lance Kelley, Alan Adams, Amanda Wells, Jamie Wells, Brooke LeCates, Lindsey LeCates and April Jewell; and a great-grandson, Brant Wells. A funeral service was held on Friday, March 26, at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. Pastor Ken Deusa officiated. Interment with military honors was held in Springhill Memory Gardens in Hebron, Md.
Emma J. Gray, 103
Emma Jane Gray of Seaford and formerly of Bethel, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2010, at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford. She was born in Bethel on April 15, 1906, a daughter of the late George W. and Bessie Lee Phillips. She retired from working at Watson Shirt Factory in Seaford. She was a member of Sailors Bethel United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Count on Me Club. Mrs. Gray is survived by her daughter, Anne Tracey of Bethel; two grandchildren, Robin Campfield and husband Duane of Seaford and Rev. Richard Tracey and wife Debbie of Portland, Maine; a nephew, Harvey Cordrey of Bethel; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Rodney Larrimore, Lemula Palmer and James Gray. A son, Richard Larrimore, a brother, George Phillips and a sister, Mary Cordrey also preceded her in death. A funeral service was held on Sunday, March 28, at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. The Rev. Richard Tracey officiated. Interment followed in Sailors Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Emma’s memory to: Sailors Bethel United Methodist Church, PO Box 187, Bethel, DE 19931.
Antonio V. Nero, 92
Antonio Vincent Nero of Laurel, died Friday, March 26, 2010. Having lived on his farm virtually all his life since 1943, his complete lack of fear of the unknown gave him the confidence to risk new ventures which were sometimes successful and just as often not. His life began on his father’s farm, which was lost to him after he joined the Civilian Conservation Corp unit in Cape Henlopen, helping his family make payments on additional land purchased in the mid 1930’s, the height of the Depression, and after the tragedy of losing both parents in the same week from eating mushrooms that appeared to be the type that first generation Italians were accustomed to picking and eating. However, it was not long before he was farming, as he used his earnings to continuously buy parcels to create the area where he lived in Laurel. Many from Sus-
sex County enjoyed one of the finest and largest UPick strawberry patches, except on Sunday, when he would shoo people off, or brought their family out to the farm which advertised, “Live Christmas Trees – we ball Nero them too!” His idea of using the farm’s drainage ditches to raise crayfish was thankfully squelched by his wife, Anna, before the newly heard of delacacies were brought in. His determination was never suppressed long. When a failed contracted crop almost took his farm and home, Tony followed up on a lead about broken mechanical equipment on the second span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge which was then under construction, and fixed the equipment under an agreement, “if I work on it and don’t fix it you don’t owe me a dime, if I do I want one of those ‘blue books’ and a job to save my farm.” One week later, he was an official member of the Operating Engineers. His love was always the land but his years in the CC’s left him practiced on how to move lots of food to hungry men. With the same attitude that had him jumping in to the unknown, Tony and his wife Anna opened a restaurant in the late 1940’s in Delmar using the opportunity of Thanksgiving to feed hundreds. No one who was in line waiting to get in had any idea that the ovens for the new restaurant had been unable to be plugged in, so no turkeys were cooked. Tony was busy making a handshake deal the night before with a local baker to only buy bread from him if he could use his ovens through the night to cook 25 turkeys. He lived by the rule, take a chance. His love of God was evident in his ability to forgive, his simple acts of kindness and generosity to strangers as well as family, the use of God’s gifts, and his respect for the traditions of his faith. His official activities included St. Francis de Sales Church Council and a life member of the Knights of Columbus in Salisbury, Md. and Seaford. Unofficial efforts stretched from helping to build Holy Redeemer Church to driving the unsold spaghetti dinners right after cooking for hundreds at church or political fundraisers to those less fortunate around the county. He spent the last years of his life in a lifestyle that filled his heart to overflowing and beyond. After enjoying time with close family and friends on the farm, he was able to enjoy the fruits of his labor In Loving Memory of
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and filled his days by enjoying good times and lots of laughs with his new friends at Brandywine Assisted Living in Rehoboth, just minutes away from his daughter’s home in Lewes. He could not believe there were so many good old folks still around. His deep sense of awareness served him well to the last day when, after finishing as he would say ‘another good meal,’ he sat back and made various calls to share his appreciation for his life’s path and to offer glimpses of sage advice. Within hours, he was onto his next adventure. He will be dearly missed by those that connected with this real man. He was preceded in death by his parents, Santo Nero and Teodora Maccaroni; his wife, Anna Coladonato Nero; his siblings, Francis Nero, John Nero, Al Nero, Bartholomew Nero, Anna Nero and Mary Nero Galbraith. He is survived by five children, Anthony Vincent Nero Jr. of Berkeley, Calif., Robert Theodore Nero and his wife Giedre Nero of Taos, N.M., Eugene Nero teaching English in Asia, Daniel Jude Nero and his wife Dona Rose Nero of Marlton, N.J. and Annette Nero Stellhorn of Lewes and Hunt Valley, Md.; seven grandchildren, Alex Vincent Landing and his wife Elisabeth, Timothy Stellhorn and his wife Jessica and Todd Stellhorn, all of Baltimore, Md.; and Dona Rose Nero, Angelique Nero, Gabrielle Nero and Vincenzo Nero, all of the Marlton, N.J. area; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth West of Lewes; and two brothers, Nicholas Nero of Laurel and Joseph Nero of Orlando, Fla. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, March 30, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Seaford. Interment followed at St. Stephens Cemetery, State Street, Delmar. After the services, a “Celebration of a Life Well Lived” for family, friends and neighbors, was held at Tony’s farm home located at 13153 Nero Lane, Laurel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice or to the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Lourdes, Seaford, c/o JS Santos, PO Box 475, Seaford, DE 19973 or Knights of Columbus, St. Francis De Sales Council, Salisbury, Md. Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home, Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com.
Gordon F. Winegar Jr., 61
Gordon F. Winegar Jr. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born and raised in Wilmington.
We would like to thank everyone for all the prayers, flowers, cards, calls, visits, donations and all the many acts of kindness at this very sad time in the passing of Davy. We would also like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at both Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital for taking care of him. Thanks to Oak Ridge Baptist Church, both Seaford and Sharptown Volunteer Fire Departments and the Ladies Auxiliaries of both departments, Lifestar Ambulance and the many other fire departments for all their help and for the very special service that they provided for Davy. He will be forever loved and missed by all of us. Celeste, Lauren and David Bennett Larry and Susan Davis Lynn Morean
PAGE 23 A current resident of Astor, Fla., Gordon resided in New Castle County for 40 years and later relocated to Laurel for 20 years. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed his time on the water. Gordon served in the U.S. Navy and then worked as a carpenter for Local 626 throughout his career. He was a past master of the Washington Lodge No. 1. He was also a past president of the Delaware City Fire Company. He is survived by his parents, Gordon and Jennie Winegar Sr. of Lottsburg, Va.; his sister, Denise Murphy & companion Jim Horton of Astor; his son, Gordon Winegar III & wife Stephanie of Newark; his daughter, Elissa Winegar & companion James Finner of Millsboro; four grandchildren, James, Aaron, Gavin and Olivia; and countless other close friends and relatives. Winegar Friends may visit with the family from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 1, at Strano & Feely Family Funeral Home, 636 Churchmans Rd., Newark. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the American Lung Association at www.lungusa.org or to Florida Hospital Hospice Care at 770 W. Granada Blvd, Suite 304, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. For directions and to express online condolences, visit www.Strano-feeley. com.
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October 28, 1966 - April 3, 2007 We thought of you with love today but that is nothing new We thought about you yesterday and days before that too, We think of you in silence and often speak your name All we have are memories and your picture in a frame Your memory is our keepsake with which we will never part God has you in his keeping… We have you in our heart. AuthOr unknOWn
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Health briefs Bayhealth revises visitation
With recent flu activity in the United States reported as “low” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bayhealth Medical Center has reverted to its regular visitation policy. Supervised children under the age of 16 are now allowed to visit patients in both Kent General and Milford Memorial Hospitals. For more information on Bayhealth’s patient-centered visitation program, visit www.bayhealth.org.
Dialysis treatment options program Fresenius Medical Care in Seaford will hold a free session about your dialysis treatment options on Wednesday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn the benefits of all the available treatment types, so that you can work with your doctor to decide what is best for you. You can ask questions regarding kidney health and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and discover other valuable resources. To RSVP, call 1-877-TOPS-LIFE (1-877-867-7543). For more information, visit www.ultracaredialysis.com.
Walk MS at Heritage Shores
Heritage Shores in Bridgeville is home to the annual MS fundraiser, Walk MS: Twilight at Heritage Shores. This year’s event steps off at the Heritage Shores clubhouse on Friday, April 30, at 6 p.m. “After the walk,” promises the chapter’s director of development, Holly Maddams, “we’ll gather in the grand ballroom and outdoor patio, enjoy some good food and entertainment, and hand out prizes. We’re giving a BPA-free water bottle to every participant who raises at least $25 and an event t-shirt to anyone who raises $100 or more.” Day-of registration begins at 5 p.m., but advance registration is recommended. For more information, visit www. delawarewalk.org or call 302-655-5610.
Free cancer workshop offered
The Wellness Community- DE, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, and Nanticoke Memorial Hospital present an educational program to cancer patients and their loved ones in western Sussex county. “Coping With the Side Effects of Cancer Treatment” workshop will be presented in the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center Lobby, on Tuesday, April 13 at 4 p.m. Join Dr. Paul Zorsky and Jaci Burdette, oncology nurse, both of Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, as they present an informational program highlighting the side effects of cancer treatment. Fatigue, blood counts and infections will be highlighted in this very informative educational program. A question and answer period will follow. All classes sponsored by The Wellness Community are offered to people affected by cancer and their loved ones free of charge. Call 645-9150 or 629-6611, ext. 2378 to register.
Spring into Health Walks
The Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition and the towns of Laurel, Bridgeville, Georgetown, Lewes and the city of Seaford have joined together for a fourth year to promote Sussex County’s “Spring into Health Community Walk.” This walk is being held simultaneously in all five towns at the following locations: • Woodbridge Athletic Complex, 14714 Woodbridge Rd., Greenwood; 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk
• Seaford Athletic Complex Track, Virginia Avenue, Seaford; 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk • Laurel Senior High School, Laurel; 9:30 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. walk • Sussex Technical High School, Georgetown; 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk • The Villages of Five Points, 17339 North Village, Main Boulevard, Lewes; 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk This year’s theme is Get Out, Get Moving, and Get Healthy and promotes area parks that provide a great place to get outside and be physically active. The goal of the walk is to promote the prevention of childhood obesity and early onset diabetes particularly in children. There is no cost for this event and it is not a fundraiser, simply an awareness campaign. Special guests will appear around the community. The first 100 children at each site will receive a free t-shirt just for participating. Each location will offer special kids activities and health screenings. The mayor from each town or their representative will be present to read a proclamation on behalf of the town council promoting April 17 as Community Health Day. For more information on the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition, call 444-9062 or visit www.SussexKids.org.
Family caregiver training
The Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter sponsors The Family Caregiver Education Series four times a year in each of Delaware’s three counties. Brandywine Assisted Living at Fenwick Island located at 21111 Arrington Drive near Selbyville will host the training on Thursday, April 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Training for family caregivers is free and lunch will be provided by Brandywine Assisted Living at Fenwick Island. Pre-registration is required by April 2. For more information or to register, call Jamie Magee, branch office coordinator, at 8549788.
5K benefits Breast Cancer Coalition
The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition announces its First Annual DE-Feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/1M Walk sponsored by Tanger Outlets will take place on Sunday, May 2, at 9 a.m. The 3.1 mile course will begin and end at Applebees restaurant at Tanger Outlet Center, Rehoboth Beach. The family event is open to runners and walkers of all ages. All proceeds from Tanger’s DE-Feet Breast Cancer 5K/1M will benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC). On the heels of a very successful Pink Card campaign in which Tanger Outlets raised more than $90,000 for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition last October, Tanger’s general manager Amy Norgate eagerly stepped up to sponsor DBCC’s 5K event. Advanced registration, which is recommended, is $20/person. On-site registration is $25/person, beginning at 7:30 a.m. on race day; and the first 100 people registered receive a long-sleeve T-shirt. There’s even a “Sleepwalkers” category for those who are unable to attend but want to show their support. Sleepwalkers simply register for $20, check the “Sleepwalker” category and then sleep in on Sunday. To register, visit www.seashorestriders.com or www.active.com.
Hospice plans fundraiser
Delaware Hospice’s Beef and Brew fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 16, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Georgetown CHEER Center. Tickets are $30 per person through Monday, April 12, and $35 per person after April 12 or at the door. Beef and sides will be catered by the Georgia House and beer sponsored by Banks Wines & Spirits and the Starboard. The evening will include raffles, a silent auction and dancing with “The Funsters.” Delaware Hospice invites you to participate through sponsorships or donations of auction items. Call Peggy Dolby, 8567717, or Mary Morgan, 800-838-9800, for tickets or sponsorship information.
Registration open for Walk MS
Registration is now open for this year’s Walk MS season in Delaware. Organized by the Delaware Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the goal is to raise awareness and funds for the programs and services needed by more than 1,500 Delawareans with MS and their families. Each of the five events takes place on an accessible 5K route, and plenty of support is available as well as the opportunity for lots of fun with family and friends. Two events take place in Sussex County: • Walk MS: Twilight at Heritage Shores steps off at Providence At Heritage Shores, One Heritage Shores Circle in Bridgeville, on Friday, April 30, at 6 p.m.
• Walk MS: Twilight at Baywood Greens steps off at the Baywood Greens Golf Course, 32267 Clubhouse Way in Long Neck, on Friday, May 21, at 6 p.m. Day-of registration begins one hour before the event, but advanced registration is recommended. For more information or to register, call 302-655-5610 or visit www. delawarewalk.org.
Cancer support group
The Wellness Community-Delaware offers a free general cancer support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The monthly support group meets in the second floor conference room of the Cancer Care Center on the third Monday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The Wellness Community is dedicated to helping people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in a professional program of emotional support and hope. All facilitators of these groups are trained mental health professionals. Call 645-9150 for information or to register.
Man to Man support group
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers a Man to Man support group meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Man to Man helps men cope with prostate cancer by receiving information and peer support. Man to Man is a forum for men and their support network to learn about diagnosis and treatment options through presentations, written materials
MORNING STAR • APRIL 1 - 7, 2010 and videos. Specialists share information such as side effects and how to cope with prostate cancer and its treatment. News and information about nutrition, general health, research and treatment, as well as messages from men living with prostate cancer and other Man to Man activities, are offered to assist in the recovery process. Pre-registration is not required for this free support group. For more information, contact Larry Skala (337-3678) or Grafton Adams (628-8311).
Depression Support Group
There is a free bimonthly Depression Support Group meeting in Laurel on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Any person who has signs and symptoms of depression and is under the care of a professional counselor/MD is welcome to attend. To register, call 302-465-6612.
Breast cancer support group
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. (DBCC) has expanded its Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey, a program for women newly-diagnosed with breast cancer, by partnering with Nanticoke Me-
morial Hospital Cancer Center in Seaford. The free, monthly program is offered at the Cancer Center located at 801 Middleford Road, Seaford, the third Thursday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. The program is facilitated by Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center professional staff - Terri A. Clifton, MS, NCC, Cancer Care coordinator; Mary Brown, RN, DSN, manager Cancer Care Center; and Wendy Polk, nutritionist – with assistance from Lois Wilkinson, DBCC special projects manager, who helps facilitate the program at Bayhealth. Together, they answer questions, help calm fears, and share information about resources that are available at Nanticoke, through DBCC, and other organizations within the local community. Of particular value to newly-diagnosed women is DBCC’s Peer Mentor Program through which they are paired with a long-term survivor for one-on-one support. To learn more about Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, call Lois Wilkinson at 672-6435. Registration is required and light refreshments and small gifts are provided.
How to be safe outside this spring By Anthony Policastro As the days get longer, we spend more time outside. Now is the time to make sure that we do not set ourselves up for accidents that can occur with spring activities. The first thing to think about is mowing the lawn. Lawn mowers are often taken for granted. However, they are dangerous. The first time we start the mower up for the year, it may be temperamental. As we are trying to get it going, we need to remember to keep our hands away from the blades. Once we start mowing, we need to remember that there may be objects in the lawn after the long winter. Those objects could be thrown by the mower so make sure no one is nearby who could get hit by them. Riding mowers present their own set of issues. If you run into something big hidden in the lawn, it can stop the mower and throw you over it. A special caution needs to be given about children and riding mowers. They are not toys and they are dangerous. Riding a mower with a young child on your lap is not a good idea. Asking a child to operate one is also not a good idea. We don’t give a driver’s license until children turn 16 and there is a reason for that. Expecting an adolescent to safely operate a riding mower under
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storm casualty The above photo was taken by Doug Miller on December 4, 2009 of the Hollybrook Dairy barn, north of Laurel. On February 15, 2010 the barn collapsed under the weight of almost two feet of snow. The aftermath is shown in the photo at left by Karen Cherrix. The barn was originally painted yellow with white trim and had a cow painted on the front.
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Sixty political, business and personal supporters were on hand in the historic Georgetown Court House on Tuesday, March 16, to hear Alma C. Roach officially announce her candidacy for the office of Sussex County Recorder of Deeds. A registered Democrat, Roach has been a title searcher with a prominent legal firm for 25 years and has experienced firsthand the challenges and responsibilities of the Recorder of Deeds office during that time. “What I would like to do as Recorder of Deeds is be there for you on a daily basis, to deliver public service in a timely and friendly manner, because public service is number one,” Roach told the crowd. “The documents in that room are essentially the history of Sussex County. And they’re as important to me as they are to you.” Introducing Roach during the event was retired Delaware State Archivist Russell McCabe, who himself was Sussex County Recorder of deeds from 1986 to 1991. McCabe offered his historical perspective on the office’s dramatic growth in recent decades and important issues facing it today. “The nature of tools we use in that office has changed, and future changes are on the way,” said McCabe. “But the essential mission of the Recorder of Deeds office has stayed the same — to ensure that the records you need are properly kept and accessible.” In addition to her focus on enhanced public service, candidate Roach’s objectives also include ensuring the records are properly organized, maintained and accessible. Additionally, she intends to create a public outreach and information program to help people retrieve, read and
use recorded documents more easily. She believes that this type of public interaction and education will help people better utilize the office as a personal and business resource. Roach has been a Sussex County resident since 1973, and lives in Georgetown with her husband John and daughter Samantha. Son and daughter-in-law Jack and Dawn Roach and Alma’s oldest daughter Jessica also live in the Georgetown area.
ReStore celebrates anniversary
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity ReStore will celebrate its second anniversary on Wednesday, April 7. To thank customers for a successful second year, ReStore will offer an all-store 10 percent discount plus dessert and refreshments at 1 p.m. ReStore has had several noteworthy accomplishments in the past year. Discover Bank provided ReStore with a grant to acquire a full-time AmeriCorps volunteer, ReStore completed nearly 3,500 transactions, donations increased 30 percent over the previous year and volunteers contributed 5,000+ hours of work. In January, ReStore also opened its new furniture showroom, creating space for a framing room, where volunteers can frame walls inside during inclement weather for upcoming Habitat homes. The unique thrift store, located at 107 Depot St. in Georgetown, offers donated new and gently used appliances, cabinets, furniture, doors and windows to assist in home renovations and repairs. ReStore’s hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Education Sussex Tech students will build Lamborghini kit car Students at Sussex Technical High School will design, develop and build an electric Lamborghini kit car and expand their integration of technology within landscape management and environmental technology experiences. These goals are made possible by Innovative Career and Technical Education Pathway grants. Sussex Tech received $16,000 for students to construct an electric powered vehicle. Sussex Tech has partnered with Zinger Enterprizes, Inc. in Laurel to provide engineering and machine shop services to support Electronics/Computer Information Systems Technologies students who will gain experience in engineering, CAD design, metal fabrication, precision machining, welding, composite manufacturing, mechanical assembly, wiring, and electronics. Autobody/Collision Repair Technolo-
gies students will paint and finish the vehicle and Digital Publishing and Print Design Technologies students will design graphics for application to the vehicle. Students at Sussex Tech will maintain a website to track and document the progress of the Lamborghini project. The Landscape Management and Environmental Technologies program received $26,694 for the purchase of 16 student laptop computers and one teacher laptop computer to allow students within this career-technical education pathway to use technology that is standard within the landscaping industry. The student laptops will be equipped with the PRO Landscape program and other landscape-related software to educate students on landscape design fundamentals. The laptops will enhance student learning experiences in the program’s new, state-of-the-art greenhouse.
The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension will hold several ServSafe and Dine Safe sessions from April through the fall of 2010 in each of Cooperative Extension County offices. Food safety in a food service establishment is non-negotiable; each year, an estimated 6 to 12 million Americans contract a food-borne illness as a result of contamination by micro-organisms. Dr. Anne Camasso, family and consumer science educator for Sussex Cooperative Extension teaches the ServSafe and Dine Safe classes at the Elbert N. & Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown. A ServSafe certificate from the NRAEF will be awarded to individuals who complete the course and receive a passing grade on the exam. The cost of $145 for the course covers the training, textbook, lunch and certification examination from the NRAEF. A reduced course fee of $125 is available for three or more registrants. Delaware Cooperative Extension also offers Delaware Dine Safe - a three hour short course session designed to focus on the basic principles of food safety and handling. Each participant receives a training guide outlining the information covered in the program. All participants will receive a certificate of participation. The Dine Safe training concentrates on five food service topics: Food safety; ensuring proper personal hygiene; purchasing, receiving and storing foods; preparing cooking and serving food; and cleaning and sanitizing. The Dine Safe short course is $25. Dine Safe can be scheduled at a business location provided there are at least 10 employees enrolled. Those interested in the upcoming ServSafe Program must register by Wednesday, April 7, so they have adequate time to review materials. Please allow one week in advance for Dine Safe. ServSafe will be taught on: Tuesday, April 20 (register by April 7) and Thursday, Sept. 16 (register by Aug. 31) All ServSafe classes are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fees are $145 per attendee or $125
for Delaware Restaurant Association members. Dine Safe is offered on: Tuesday, May 18, from 1-4 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 9, from 6-9 p.m. Registration forms for both classes are available online at www.rec.udel.edu and selecting either program for the full brochure. For more information, contact Michele Walfred at 856-2585, ext. 544.
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Del Tech offers computer courses
Acquire new computer skills or learn to market and manage your business using computer programs in April at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Learn the basics of Microsoft Office 2007 including creating documents, file management and organization on Tuesdays, April 6 to 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. Discover how to define and plan a project, work with tasks, use a Gantt chart and table, create files and much more in Intro to Microsoft Project 2007 on Wednesdays, April 7 to 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. In Marketing Your Business Using MS Publisher, participants will learn how to use this low-cost tool to produce fliers, brochures, business cards and postcards on Wednesdays, April 7 to 14, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Develop a personal web page or entire site in Advanced Microsoft Publisher 2007 on Mondays, April 12 to 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. At the end of the course, participants will have a complete web product that is ready to upload to an IP server. Business owners that are overwhelmed by daily transactions, monthly numbers and detailed expenses will learn how to turn accounting data into useful information using Excel reporting and charting in What Do These Numbers Mean? Using Excel to Manage Your Business. This two-session course will meet Wednesdays, April 21 and 28, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information about these and other computer courses, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 854-6966.
Sussex Tech junior electronics students visited Zinger Enterprizes, Inc. in Laurel to see the frame of an electric Lamborghini that they will be using in their studies. Students are, from left: Chase Kouts, Seaford; James Smith, Seaford; Brandon Martin, Lewes; Mark Benston, Selbyville; Kaishee Hopkins, Millsboro; Nathan Truitt, Seaford; Tara Riebel, Selbyville; Jeffrey McMullen, Seaford; Patience Spence, Millsboro; and Samantha George, Bridgeville.
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Scholarship forms available through the Laurel Alumni
The Laurel Alumni Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce that the scholarship forms for 2010 are now available. An applicant for the Laurel Alumni Scholarship does not have to be graduating from Laurel High School, but must be a graduating son or daughter of a member, in good standing, of the Laurel Alumni Association for at least three years prior to June 2010. The Laurel Alumni Scholarship Foundation also administers these additional scholarships: The Helen Kirk Deputy Ellis Scholarship: This scholarship was established in honor of Mrs. Ellis, a dedicated teacher in the State of Delaware for 42 years. She taught 33 years in Laurel as a Latin instructor. This scholarship is awarded to a Laurel High School graduate who is attending a four-year college or university. The Class of 1956 Scholarship: This scholarship was established by members of the Class of 1956, to celebrate their 50th year graduation anniversary. New this year, the Class of 1960 Scholarship: This scholarship is being offered by the members of the Class of 1960 to celebrate their graduation from Laurel High School 50 years ago. This scholarship is awarded to a Laurel High School graduate who is attending a twoor four-year college, university or trade school. The application forms are available from the Laurel Guidance Office or by calling 875-2503. All completed applications are due back to the foundation by April 1.
Laurel kindergarten registration
Laurel Kindergarten registration will be held on April 14-15 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Children must be 5-years-old on or before Aug. 31, 2010. Only a parent or legal guardian may enroll a child and they must bring the required documents, which include a birth certificate, an updated immunization record (even if additional shots are needed) and proof of residency (utility bill, rental agreement, etc.; a driver’s license is not acceptable). Medical insurance information, emergency contact numbers and any custody papers that apply are also needed. Children do not have to attend at this time. For more information, call 875-6140.
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The Jack F. Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown is pleased to announce the following staff appointments: Ann L. Del Negro is the dean of student services. For the past six years, she served as director of the Division of Corporate & Community Programs on campus; prior to that she held administrative positions in the same division at the Stanton/Wilmington Del Negro Campus. A Millsboro resident, Del Negro has an associate degree from Delaware Tech, a bachelor’s degree from Goldey Beacom College, two master’s degrees and a doctoral degree from Wilmington University. Jason Scott Bentley Bentley began his employment with the college in September 2009 as development director. Previously he held the positions of major grants officer and annual fund director at West Virginia Wesleyan College. He has a bachelor’s degree from West Madden Virginia Wesleyan College and a master’s degree from West Virginia University. Bentley is married to the former Erin Bryan of Georgetown and resides in that community. Heather Madden is department chair for Office Administration/Paralegal. She began her employment at Delaware Tech in 1996 as an adjunct faculty member in that major and has been teaching full-time since August1999. Madden has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a finance concentration from Salisbury University and a Master of Science in Business Administration with a finance concentration from Johns Hopkins University. A resident of Delmar, she is pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership from Delaware State University.
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Try not to be jealous of my new mobile grill Last summer, my husband and I did not have a single backyard ynn arks barbeque. No chicken or catfish cooked on the grill, no company joining us to roast marshmallows, The grill now has a pernot even a single game of badminmanent home, a rolling ton or croquet. We came to that unhappy recontraption that Julia alization in late fall, long after barbecuing season was over, and Child herself would be promised each other that the next impressed by. summer would be different. Two months before Memorial Day and This summer, that problem will be the unofficial start of the cookingout season, my husband is well on his way solved. The grill now has a permanent toward making sure that that promise is home, a rolling contraption that Julia Child kept: He spent nearly all last Sunday juicherself would be impressed by. ing up the grill. The grill improvements began with a We bought our small, propane-fired totally separate project, to remove a radial grill nearly two years ago. A tabletop mod- arm saw from the metal stand on which it el, it can accommodate two whole chickwas mounted and install it on a bench in ens or, my favorite, one whole chicken and the shed. This accomplished two things: a dozen or so halved potatoes. My husband can use the saw, with which Its disadvantage, my husband and he intends to cut boards for cupboards he chief grill master has often said, was that plans to build, even when it is raining. it came with nothing on which to place it And he had left over a perfectly good fourduring grilling. We don’t have a backyard legged metal stand. table on which it could sit; my husband An empty stand, a grill that sat too low sometimes put it on the backyard deck, to the ground — it wasn’t difficult for him which meant that he had to sit on the to figure out what to do. “The stand even ground to turn the food, and other times has wheels on it, so I can move the grill on two 2-by-4s that he arranged on an old wherever I want,” he explained to me as metal barrel. he embarked on his project. While perched on the 2-by-4s, the First step was to put a new top on the grill’s feet tended to slip off, making for stand, which had sacrificed its original top potential grilling catastrophe. with the removal of the saw. A sky blue
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Formica-covered stall door, left over from a public bathroom construction project that my husband was involved in, worked perfectly. Involved with planting onions and carrots, I don’t know how the subsequent steps evolved. But when I next saw the stand, in addition to the blue door and the grill, it had affixed to it a large wooden shelf on which a blue cooler was sitting — the perfect complement to the blue door — and a second wooden shelf on which was sitting a newly-built wooden box, the right size to hold over-sized spatulas, forks, and other tools of the grilling trade. On the bottom of the stand were two metal propane tanks. “One for cooking,” my husband told a friend, “and the other for propulsion, in case I want to get the grill somewhere fast.” It came as no surprise to me that with all these accoutrements, the grill now was heavy — too heavy to comfortably move on the small wheels that came with the original saw stand. Fortunately, my husband had exactly the right thing: a small wagon built in the style of an old-fashioned hay wagon, with one set of wheels in the middle of a platform. The wagon’s wheels are about a foot in diameter, much better than metal wheels, about two inches across, for rolling a heavy grill around the yard. With my help, he got the grill and saw stand onto the wagon and fastened it down. All that was needed now was a
way to keep the wagon from rocking on its central axle. My husband devised a system of removable props to tuck under the ends of the wagon that hold it, and consequently the grill, level. I can’t say that there’s anything attractive about our spruced-up grill. And the blue bathroom stall door doesn’t match our outdoor décor. But what does that matter? The grill is now mobile and carries with it everything even the most discriminating chef could want. Bring on summer! We are ready.
House of Hope moves to Laurel
House of Hope Delaware (HOH-DE) has moved its offices from Bridgeville to Laurel. HOH-DE continues to provide nonresidential counseling, training and outreach to youth and families who find themselves faced with overwhelming and hopeless circumstances. HOH-DE would like to thank the Hunsberger Family of Bridgeville who gave so generously of their resources to make the offices in Bridgeville a possibility for the last two years. Through the strategy of “Bring Them In, Heal Them Up and Send Them Out,” God is using HOH-DE to influence a community by restoring families and young people. To learn more, call 715-5270 or visit www.houseofhopedelaware.org.
To Seaford City Council
You know me to be straight forward, honest, and hard working. Let me be the same as your city councilman!
I am seeking a seat on the Seaford City Council. I believe I have a lot to offer Seaford as councilman and can contribute much to the community. In the short time I have lived in Seaford, I have never felt more at home than any place I have ever lived. As your city councilman, I know I can serve my community well. Having raised six children, served in the Armed Forces of my country, served in war, and driven six million miles across America as a former over-the-road truck driver, my life experiences are many. I have experienced growth and changes, both good and bad in the places I’ve lived. It’s these experiences that I hope to bring to the council. I am extremely interested in making a contribution to the citizens of Seaford and I’m confident I can work hard to make our town the best. I am concerned about jobs for our citizens and would like to see businesses move to our locale since DuPont has downsized so much. I want to keep small town values alive and still have growth, but it should be managed properly. As your councilman, I will continue to pursue these avenues. I want to assure you, that if I am elected as your city councilman, I will strive to continue in the best traditions, to keep Seaford the “Greatest” city on Delmarva.
Thank You for Your Vote on April 17
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Bottom bunk should have come with hazard pay I will start this column with a warning. For those readers who are ony indsor squeamish, perhaps you should not read my column today. I will apoloThey feared I would gize in advance for the graphic nature of this particular article. I recently spent time at my moth- be more likely to pitch er’s house having dinner with my myself off the top bunk family. It is amazing that regardless of what is major in the news headduring one of these lines, our mealtime conversation will eventually turn to the subject of dream sequences... what it was like as kids growing up My brother argued that he was the oldin Crisfield. est and should have the pick of the bunks. We recently talked about a subject that My parents cited the fact that I was prone was less than appealing during dinner, to restless sleeping, including often violent yet it is a topic that everyone can identify nightmares which involved walking in my with. I remember it like it was yesterday. sleep. They feared that I would be more Having spent several years sleeping in likely to pitch myself off the top bunk dura three-quarter-size bed with my older ing one of these dream sequences, so my brother, my parents were faced with having to make room for the number three son older brother got the top bunk. I think back and realize that the arwho was quickly outgrowing his crib. rangement my brother and I had was less Rather than risk having three hooligans than cooperative. He would nestle in at in the bed at one time, Mom and Dad decided they would purchase beds to accom- night and turn on the radio to KDKA talk radio. I would nestle into the bottom bunk modate us all. and turn my radio on to WCAO, a Top 40 There was a sale at Olsen’s Furniture station. Radios would be blaring different Store in Pocomoke City and Dad bought programs. It sounded more like the center a set of bunk beds at a really good price. floor of a Wall Street brokerage room than It was decided that my younger brother a bedroom. Nonetheless, that was the way would have the three-quarter bed to himthings were at our house. self and my older brother and I would ocThis one night that comes to mind cupy the bunk beds. Of course there was started as every bedtime before. I can rethe traditional argument about who would call having my face turned toward the wall get the top bunk.
as I prepared to try and go to sleep. That was the last thing I remember before the incident. I do remember vividly having a dream that someone turned on the water flow to a fire hydrant on Richardson Avenue, outside our home. I guess during my dream I turned over in my bed and when I opened my eyes I was faced with the most horrifying sight imaginable. My older brother had his head hanging over his top bunk and a literal delicatessen of food was pouring out of his mouth. I was quickly ducking pieces of bologna, potatoes, macaroni noodles and chunks of peanut butter. I can recall that my mother heard my brother getting sick and came into the bedroom to comfort him. However, that comforting came at a cost. She had to clean up the mess. Watching my mother try to clean up after my brother’s sporadic episodes of sickness was much like watching a cat deal with a hairball. She would take a roll of paper towels, tear off a few sheets and with her head turned away from the mess, stick her toweled hand in the direction of the mess as if she was playing pin the tail on the donkey. As she recklessly moved her hand in and out she would be in a constant state of gagging. It was a pitiful sight. This would go on until my father would tire of it and eventually take over the job. But, though she wasn’t good at cleaning up the mess, my mother was great at con-
soling us. She would rub our heads with a wet, cold cloth and hug us until it felt better. It was great if I was the object of this affection, but when she was consoling one of my siblings, the sight of it almost caused me to get sick. I think if I’m not mistaken, after that incident with my brother, I slept in a raincoat.
Goodwill makes Top 10 list
In its annual study that ranks consumers’ awareness and perception of charitable nonprofit organizations, pollsters from Harris Interactive placed Goodwill among the top ten nonprofits in several categories including trust. Of all the nonprofit brands in the study, Goodwill was ranked fourth in the list of nonprofits to which individuals are likely to donate. Goodwill also ranked number 10 of brand equity, which is a measurement of several different dimensions of each nonprofit including familiarity and quality. For 88 years, Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County’s mission has been to improve the quality of life for individuals with barriers to self-sufficiency through the “Power of Work.” In 2009, Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County provided over 15,000 services to individuals throughout the region
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After reaching a 2010 high a week ago Saturday (and the highest level since October 2008) of $2.82 a gallon, the national average price for regular grade gasoline dropped a penny late last week to hold prices at $2.81 a gallon. Current prices are 16 cents higher than January 1 prices and 81 cents more than a year ago, but still $1.30 less than the record high set in July 2008. Crude Oil Prices Crude oil flirted on both sides of the $80 a barrel mark for most of the week, which has emerged as something of a hinge point in the short term, before settling at $80 Friday. OPEC President Germanico Pinto said last week he expects crude oil prices to remain stable
Forecast “In recent weeks gas prices have played catch up to the recent spike in crude oil prices above the $80 a barrel mark. Crude oil stability of late has led to gas price stability. However, experts believe increased demand in the coming weeks will likely cause gas prices to crack the $3 a gallon mark the further we get into spring,” said Jana L. Tidwell, acting manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA MidAtlantic. Local pricing On Tuesday gas stations from Delmar to Greenwood were selling regular gasoline in a range from $2.699 to $2.799 a gallon, unchanged from a week ago.
Regular Unleaded Gasoline & Crude Oil prices KLONDIKE 2010 - Boys Scouts from all over Delmarva came together recently to participate in Klondike 2010, held at Henson Scout Reservation in Sharptown, Md. Klondike, with a winter theme, is similar to the Olympics for Scouts. Scouts rotated through many different activities such as a sled race, knot tying, tug of war and much more. There was also a best sled design, clean camp award and dutch oven food cook-off. Boy Scouts from Troop 381 hosted the event and enjoyed using the newly built Yerts that are available for large groups to use on the reservation. In the front row from left are Justin Smith, Brendan Liffers, Troy Paulsen, Mark Wilson, Dominic Lee, Marty Rutter. Second row - Tawn Beard Sr., Wyatt Barnes, Tawn Beard Jr., Jacob Lee, Bonnie Rutter. Third row - John Wilson, Kieran Clucas, Andrew Solomon, Andrew Rutter, Matthew Zoller, Paula Zoller. Fourth row - Christopher Michel, Charles Michel, Andrew Mackler, John Clucas, Steve Liffers, Jeremy Scott.
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The Town of Blades will be accepting bids for the mowing and trimming of the grass at the Town Cemetery on Market Street. All bids must be submitted by April 9th, 2010 to the Town Administrator. Copy of your Business License & Insurance Certificate must be attached with the bid. For more information please contact the Town Administrator at 302629-7366. Vikki Prettyman Town Administrator 4/1/2tc
The Commissioners of Bridgeville will hold a Public Hearing and present Ordinance A10-1 for a second and final reading at their monthly meeting scheduled for April 12, 2010. This Ordinance amends Chapter 234 of the Land Use and Development Code. The meeting begins at 7:00 P.M. at Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE BONNIE WALLS, TOWN MANAGER 4/1/1tc
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In Re Change of Name of: Patrick Joseph Belviso to Patrick Joseph Shrensel. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Patricia A. Shrensel, intents to present a Petition to the Court of Common Pleas for the State of Delaware in and for Sussex County to change the name of her minor son from Patrick Joseph Belviso to Patrick Joseph Shrensel. Petitioner desires this change for social reasons. Patrica A. Shrensel, Petitioner 3/25/3tc
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Estate of Paul Isaac Nichols, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Paul Isaac Nichols who departed this life on the 4th day of December, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Lisa N. Martin on the 16th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 4th day of August, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Lisa N. Martin 24825 Woods Drive Denton, MD 21629 Attorney: James A. Yori, Esq. Fuqua, Yori & Willard P.A. 28 The Circle Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 4/1/3tc
Estate of John G. Puloskie, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of John See LEGALS—page 33
CITY OF SEAFORD, DELAWARE ANNUAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION April 17, 2010 The City of Seaford Municipal Election will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at City Hall in the City Council Chambers, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware, between the hours of 10:00 a.m., E.S.T. and 6:00 p.m., E.S.T.
One Mayor Position & One Council Member Position are open for election. The following candidates have filed for election. Mayor Position (For Two (2) Year Term)
Edward H. Butler, Jr.
Council Member Position (For Three (3) Year Term)
Leanne Phillips-Lowe Douglas Lambert
Candidate filing and voter registration deadline was March 26, 2010 at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T. You must be registered at City Hall to vote. You need to have registered only once. If you have doubt, please call City Hall at 629-9173 for verification, before April 17, 2010. City of Seaford DOLORES J. SLATCHER City Manager
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G. Pusloskie who departed this life on the 16th day of February, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Roger Price on the 18th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administrator without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administrator on or before the 16th day of October, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator: Roger Price 5112 Woodland Ferry Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Shannon R. Owens, Esq. Procino Wells, LLC 225 High St. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 4/1/3tc
Estate of Howard Charles Ellis, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Howard Charles Ellis who departed this life on the 10th day of March, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Wayne Ellis on the 22nd day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 10th day of November, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Wayne Ellis 31594 Fred Adkins Rd. Parsonsburg, MD 21849 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 4/1/3tc
Estate of Evelyn Corey Bell, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Evelyn Corey Bell who departed this life on the 17th day of February, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Suzanne Moore, James A. Stewart on the 10th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the
deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 17th day of October, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Suzanne Moore 20408 Silver Lake Dr., Unit #1 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 James A. Stewart 742 Bicentennia Blvd. Dover, DE 19904 Attorney: Stephen P. Ellis, Es. Ellis & Szabo, LLP PO Box 574 Georgetown, DE 1997 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/25/3tc
Estate of Oliver E. Boyce, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Oliver E. Boyce who departed this life on the 9th day of March, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Constance B. Parker on the 15th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 9th day of November, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Constance B. Parker 22731 Bloxom School Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/25/3tc
Estate of James Chalfant, Jr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of James Chalfant, Jr. who departed this life on the 2nd day of March, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Diana Chalfant on the 12th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 2nd day of November, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Diana Chalfant See LEGALS—page 35
• APRIL 1 - 7, 2010
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
TO AUTHORIZE THE DISTRICT TO ISSUE BONDS TO FUND SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION
A special election will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 in the Seaford School District in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 21 of Title 14 of the Delaware Code, in order to permit the voters of the District to vote for or against the issuance of bonds in the amount of $1,172,100 to provide funds for the following purposes (State bonds will finance $5,468,700): New Orthopedically Handicapped Wing (C.N. #1123A) – 100% State Funded: Cost: Funding for the planning, construction and equipping of an Orthopedically Handicapped wing State addition to the Central Elementary School. Local Total
$ 2,299,500 $ 0 $ 2,299,500
Roof Replacement at Central Elementary School (C.N. #1123B): Funding for the planning, construction and equipping of renovations to the Central Elementary School and campus storage facility to include roof replacement.
Cost: State Local Total
$ 801,300 $ 296,400 $ 1,097,700
Roof Replacement at Frederick Douglass Elementary School (C.N. #1123C): Funding for the planning, construction and equipping of renovations to the Frederick Douglass Elementary School to include roof replacement.
Cost: State Local Total
$ 790,400 $ 292,300 $ 1,082,700
Elevator Repair/Replacement at Seaford High School (C.N. #1123D): Funding for the planning, construction and equipping of renovations to the Seaford High School to include Elevator repair/replacement.
Cost: State Local Total
$ 233,100 $ 86,200 $ 319,300
Roof Replacement at Seaford Middle School Gymnasium & Elevator Repair/Replacement (C.N. #1123E): Funding for the planning, construction and equipping of renovations to the Seaford Middle School to include roof replacement and Elevator repair/replacement.
Cost: State Local Total
$ 483,800 $ 178,900 $ 662,700
Roof Replacement at West Seaford Elementary School (C.N. #1123F): Funding for the planning, construction and equipping of renovations to the West Seaford Elementary School to include roof replacement.
Cost: State Local Total
$ 860,600 $ 318,300 $ 1,178,900
Total State Total Local Total Funding
$5,468,700 $1,172,100 $6,640,800
The faith and credit of the Seaford School District is pledged for the full and complete payment of the principal and interest on said bonds. If the District is authorized to issue bonds in the amount of $1,172,100, it shall annually levy and collect taxes to provide for the payment of principal and interest on the bonds and for the retirement of the bonds as they fall due. Property owners will experience an estimated average tax increase of $0.0448 per $100 of assessed value during the 20year life of the bonds. Also posted is the amount of each annual tax increase that will be imposed as a result of the proposed bond issuance. The polls for said election will open at 10:00 a.m. and will remain open until 8:00 p.m. Voters may vote at the designated polling place – Seaford School District Office, 390 North Market Street Extended. You may vote in this election if you: • Are a citizen of the United States and Delaware age
• Live in the Seaford School District
• Are at least 18 years of
Proof of identification (e.g., Delaware driver’s license, Delaware ID card, work ID card with photo and address, U.S. postal material) is required to vote. Absentee voting is handled by the Department of Elections in Georgetown (119 N. Race Street; 856-5367). BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SEAFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT By: John Hanenfeld, President Attest: Dr. Russell H. Knorr, Executive Secretary Years after Referendum Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
Additional Tax Rate (Per $100 of Assessed Value) Additional tax rate – 0.0588 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0015 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0029 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0044 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0059 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.073 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0088 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0103 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0118 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0132
Years after Referendum Year 11 Year 12 Year 13 Year 14 Year 15 Year 16 Year 17 Year 18 Year 19 Year 20
Additional Tax Rate (Per $100 of Assessed Value) Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0147 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0162 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0176 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0191 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0206 year 1 tax rate minus 0.0220 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0235 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0250 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0264 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0279
AVERAGE ADDITIONAL TAX RATE: 0.0448
The assumptions used in the above calculations are as follows: Assumed Interest Rate at Time of Bond Sale = 5.00% Based upon FY10 Assessed Value of Property in Seaford
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Estate of Ruth A. Whaley, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Ruth A. Whaley who departed this life on the 23rd day of December, A.D. 2009 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Charles T. Whaley on the 16th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 23rd day of August, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Charles T. Whaley 16488 Adams Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Attorney: James A. Yori, Esq. Fuqua, Yori & Willard 28 The Circle Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/25/3tc
Estate of Margaret B. Hubbard, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Margaret B. Hubbard who departed this life on the 2nd day of February, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Kathryn C. Martin, Keith H. Hubbard on the 16th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 2nd day of October, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Kathryn C. Martin 24182 Old Meadow Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Keith H. Hubbard 500 North Hall St., Apt. 25 Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: James A. Yori, Esq. Fuqua, Yori & Willard 28 The Circle Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/25/3tc
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Estate of Loretta Beatrice Harrington, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Loretta Beatrice Harrington who departed this life on the 15th day of December, A.D. 2000 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Jeanette White on the 4th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or before the 15th day of August, A.D. 2001 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Jeanette White 1514 Riverside Dr. Apt. A 214 Salisbury, MD 21801 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/18/3tc
Estate of Steven G. Harrington, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Steven G. Harrington who departed this life on the 5th day of February, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Tanya Callaway on the 4th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or before the 5th day of October, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Tanya Callaway 11145 Chipman Pond Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/18/3tc
Estate of Joseph D. Jackson, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Joseph D. Jackson who departed this life on the 24th day of January, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Donna Jackson on the 8th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to
exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or before the 24th day of September, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Donna Jackson 24080 German Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: John E. Tarburton, Esq. John E. Tarburton, P.A. 420 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 2 Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/18/3tc
Estate of George Kenneth Trammell, Jr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of George Kenneth Trammell, Jr. who departed this life on the 17th day of September, A.D. 2008 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Kermick Braxton Trammell on the 3rd day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administrator without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administrator on or before the 17th day of May, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator: Kermick Braxton Trammell 25418 Honeysuckle Drive Seaford DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/18/3tc
Estate of Jonathan A. Walters, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Jonathan A. Walters who departed this life on the 4th day of February, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Gordon Wayne Woodall on the 8th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 4th day of October, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Gordon Wayne Woodall 102 Midway Dr. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/18/3tc
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All holidays are wonderful but there’s just something so right oretta norr about Easter. The weather is generally more pleasant, flowering trees and spring blooms delight the eyes and the world is green again. The air is See LEGALS—page 36 reminiscent with the promise of summer and its carefree days and balmy nights. It’s as though Nature is giving us a well-deserved pat on the back for having gotten through another winter. Or, maybe she’s giving us some fat trimmed to 1/4 inch thick, and lamb always needed support for attending yet tied another family holiday dinner. Whichever 4 garlic cloves it is, I figure we deserve it. 1 tablespoon fine sea salt The majority of Easter tables will give 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary star billing to a baked ham. Less popular 1/2 teaspoon black pepper but more historically associated with this 1/4 cup dry red wine or beef broth particular Sunday is a meal of lamb. “Less Pat lamb dry and score fat by making popular” may be an understatement as shallow cuts all over with tip of a sharp lamb is avoided by lots of us who don’t small knife. care for what we remember as its strong taste. Pound garlic to a paste with sea salt However, because producers want their using a mortar and pestle (or mince and Personal for pace with the sheep to grow Items at the fastest mash with a heavy knife) and stir together Sale. least amount of cost, they’re feeding them with rosemary and pepper. Put lamb in a on at an early age instead of their Nograin Vendors Please. lightly oiled roasting pan, then rub paste natural diet of grass. all over lamb. Let stand at room temperaCall 629-9788, The result is the lamb we buy now is ture 30 minutes. or send to a lot younger and milder than the lamb P.O. of the past.Box This 1000, situation is mightily rePreheat oven to 350°F. Seaford, DE 19973. gretted by lambophiles but because most Roast lamb in middle of oven until an Americans want leaner, milder meat, this instant-read thermometer inserted 2 inches “improved” lamb fits the bill. into thickest part of meat (do not touch Give lamb another chance. This tradibone) registers 130°F, 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours. tional recipe is one of the most reviewed Transfer to a cutting board and let stand and most highly rated in the history of 15 to 25 minutes (internal temperature will Gourmet Magazine. It’s as easy as it is rise to about 140°F for medium-rare). delicious. Add wine to pan and deglaze by boiling over moderately high heat, stirring and Leg of Lamb Personal Itemswith for Garlic Sale. and Rosemary scraping up brown bits, 1 minute. Season Yield: Makes 8 servings pan juices with salt and pepper and serve No Vendors Please. 1 (7-pound) semi-boneless leg of lamb, with lamb.
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Police Journal Charged with drug offenses
On Friday, March 26, at 5:10 p.m., Troop 5 patrol units were dispatched to an accident on Seashore Highway, east of Ray Road in Bridgeville. Jason Dailey, the operator of the vehicle involved in the accident, was found to be under the influence of a narcotic and a search revealed $13,117. A State Police K9 alerted on the money indicated a positive presence of narcotics. The money was seized and Dailey, of Laurel, was charged with third offense driving under the influence (felony), driving while suspended and other traffic offenses. Dailey was on probation and the State Police Governor’s Task Force was contacted. A subsequent search of Dailey’s residence yielded 456 Oxycodone pills which were located in the defendant’s medicine cabinet and packaged for sale. Dailey was additionally charged with possession with the intent to deliver narcotics (felony), maintaining a dwelling for keeping a controlled substance (felony) and possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor). Dailey was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institute in lieu of $28,502 secured bond.
Fatal collision near Laurel
A 2000 Ford Mustang, operated by Pearl L. Beal, 64, of Rhodesdale, Md., was traveling eastbound on Sharptown Road (SR24) approaching the intersection of Mt. Pleasant Road (CR493). Sharptown Road is a through road and traffic on this road is not required to stop at Mt. Pleasant Road. A 1998 Ford F-150, operated by Donald B. Nichols, 45, of Laurel, was southbound on Mt. Pleasant Road, when this vehicle came to a stop at a stop sign at Sharptown Road. Nichols failed to see the Mustang approaching and pulled directly into the intersection, causing the vehicles to collide. Both operators were seat belted. Beal was pronounced dead at the scene. Nichols was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries. No charges have been filed and this crash remains under investigation by the DSP Collision Reconstruction Unit.
Police investigate homicide
On March 26 at 10:30 a.m., State Police detectives were following up on a missing person report at Michael M. Hudson’s property in the Collins and Russell Development west of Milton. While they were searching the property surrounding the residence, a partially decomposed body was found in a wooded area near the home. State Police have identified the body as that of Hudson’s son, 19-year-old Spencer S. Ashing. A missing person’s report was filed on Feb. 12 by Ashing’s mother who stated that her son hadn’t been seen since Feb. 3. The investigation into Ashing’s disappearance continued through the month and into March when he was discovered Friday morning on a follow-up with Hudson at his residence. Hudson was subsequently taken into custody and found to be in possession of a .357 revolver. An autopsy revealed that Ashing died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds and blunt force trauma.
Michael M. Hudson, 58, was taken into custody for first degree murder and is being held at Sussex Correctional Institute on no bail.
Last two suspects arrested
The last two suspects have been arrested in the Shore Stop robbery in Laurel on North Central Avenue, which occurred on Feb. 25. On March 22 at 9:30 p.m., Laurel Police arrested Jamell Davis, 20, of Baltimore, Md., during a traffic stop in Laurel. During the investigation, Davis was identified as the second suspect who was wearing a red and white skeleton jacket at the time of the robbery. Davis was charged with first degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of aggravated menacing and second degree conspiracy. He was committed to SCI on $45,000 secured bail. On March 24 at 12:30 p.m., Angelica Gonzalez, 20, of Dagsboro, turned herself into the Laurel Police Department on an active warrant for robbery. Gonzalez was identified as a passenger in the getaway vehicle at the time of the robbery. She was charged with first degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and second degree conspiracy. The first two suspects, Iajha Matthews, 18, of Laurel, and Tyshae Williams, 19, of Selbyville, were arrested earlier in March for their connection to the robbery.
Drugs found in traffic stop
On Friday, March 26, at 10:20 p.m., a trooper assigned to Troop 5 stopped a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer for speeding (73 in a 55) on US 13 northbound in Laurel. The operator was identified as Terrence Smith, 25, of Dover. Smith was found to be wanted by the Court of Common Pleas and a computer check revealed he was also driving while suspended. A search of his vehicle revealed two bags of crack cocaine and two bags of marijuana along with digital scales stuffed in shoes that were in the rear of the vehicle. The crack cocaine weighed 15 grams and the marijuana weighed 35 grams. The illegal drugs were packaged for distribution. Terrence Smith was charged with trafficking cocaine (felony), possession with the intent to deliver cocaine (Felony), possession with the intent to deliver marijuana (felony), maintaining a vehicle for keeping narcotics (felony), two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor) and traffic offenses. Smith was arraigned at JP3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute on $44,500 cash bond.
Threatens subject with gun
On March 28 at 11 a.m., Seaford Police responded to the parking lot of Meadowbridge Apartments in Seaford, for a report of a man with a gun. Officers located the defendant, Lee R. Johnson, 33, of Federalsburg, Md., in the parking lot. Johnson fled on foot upon their arrival and was apprehended after a brief foot chase and taken into custody. Officers determined that several subjects, including the defendant, had been fighting in the parking lot. Johnson then reportedly went to an apartment where he retrieved a handgun, displaying it towards
Crime bills pass unanimously Strangulation bill clears Senate
A bill that makes strangulation a stand alone, felony cleared the Senate last week on a 21-0 vote. Senate Majority Leader Patricia Blevins, D-Elsmere, said the unanimous vote gives the measure, aimed at plugging a hole in Delaware’s domestic violence laws, good momentum as it heads to the House for consideration. Blevins is the bill’s sponsor. State Police Detective Nicole Parton, who investigates domestic violence cases, testified in support of the bill on the Senate floor. “Strangulation is often the last act of abuse before a homicide, so it is a very serious issue,” Parton said. If Senate Bill 197 clears the House in its current form and is signed into law by Gov. Jack Markell, strangulation would become a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. Repeat offenders, or people whose attacks cause serious injuries, could face up to eight years in prison. Those tougher penalties also would apply in cases where an attacker was convicted of using a deadly weapon while committing the crime. The bill has the backing of Attorney General Joseph “Beau” Biden III. Patricia Dailey-Lewis, director of the Justice Department’s family division, said the
a subject. He then took the handgun into an apartment and returned to the parking lot where officers made contact with him. Officers were unable to recover the handgun. Johnson was transported to Nanticoke Hospital where he was treated and released for a minor injury to his face from the fight before police arrived. Johnson was processed at the Seaford Police Department and transported to Court #3 in Georgetown where he was released on $8,700 unsecured bond pending a preliminary hearing. Charges include possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, possession of ammunition by person prohibited, possession of a firearm by person prohibited, resisting arrest, aggravated menacing, endangering the welfare of a child, offensive touching, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
Double shooting in Seaford
State Police detectives are investigating a double shooting which occurred outside the city limits of Seaford, on Orange Blossom Lane, off of Concord Pond Road. At about 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, two male victims drove their vehicle down Orange Blossom Lane where they visited with an acquaintance. They left and were driving back up the roadway when they came to a stop for an unknown reason. A male suspect stopped his vehicle adjacent to the victims’. The suspect approached the victims and fired a handgun multiple times striking both of them. It is unknown if the victims were still in their car or outside at the time of the shooting. The victims, a 25-year-old male from Seaford and a 21-year-old male from Laurel, fled the scene and responded to a nearby friend’s home where they sought help. One victim was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center. The other
law is needed because prosecutors have a hard time making attacking strangulation cases. Currently, the cases are often plea bargained down to misdemeanors because it’s often hard to make other felonies stick.
Prison rape bill passes
Legislation mirroring a federal statute designed to eliminate the criminalization of reporting prison sexual assaults unanimously passed the House last week. Sponsored by Rep. James “J.J.” Johnson, House Bill 284 would allow an inmate to report a sexual assault or rape without fear of facing criminal charges. Current law criminalizes conduct for both the victim and perpetrator, which likely causes such crimes to be underreported out of fear of criminal prosecution. This legislation mirrors the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, which was signed into law in 2003. Rep. Johnson said that he hopes passage of the legislation, which cleared the Senate unanimously, will not only encourage inmates to report such attacks, but also deter offenders from committing sexual assaults because the reporting loophole has been closed. HB 284 now goes to Governor Jack Markell for his signature.
victim was flown to Christiana Hospital. Both victims were last listed in stable condition; however, their injuries are considered life threatening. This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to call Troop 4 at 302-834-5850 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800TIP-3333.
Head on collision injures seven
On Saturday, March 27 at 8:40 p.m., troopers responded to southbound US113, just south of Swamp Road, near Frankford, for a head on collision. A 2003 Chevrolet Suburban was traveling southbound on US113 in the right lane. A 1996 Mazda Protégé was traveling northbound on US113 approaching the Suburban. For an unknown reason, the Mazda crossed the center median into the southbound lanes and collided with the Suburban in a head-on collision. Multiple persons were injured. All five passengers in the Suburban (an 8-year-old female, a 28-year-old female, a 17-yearold female and a 48-year-old female, all from Georgetown, and a 43-year-old male from Millsboro) were transported from the scene to Beebe Hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Suburban, James Saunders, 33, of Middletown, was not injured. The driver of the Mazda, Leandro Chilel, 24, of Frankford, sustained significant injuries. He was flown from the scene to Christiana Hospital where he was admitted. The passenger in the Mazda, a 24-year-old male from Georgetown, was also injured. He was transported to Beebe Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol is considered a factor in this crash on the part of Chilel.
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The winners of the 2010 Soroptimist International of Seaford Youth Forum, held on Sat., March 27, at Trinity Transport, were, from left,: Molly Cain, First Place; Ashton Bradley, Second Place; Eryn Johnson, Third Place and Mary Copper, Fourth Place. Cain, Johnson and Copper are all Seaford High School students. Bradley attends Seaford Christian High School. Photo by Tony Windsor.
its challenges. “These students do an excellent job,” she said. “The topic being discussed at this forum is difficult. I think they all did a good job. I love listening to these kids as they present their opinions.” Co-chair of the Soroptimist Youth Forum, Nancy Moore, said the forum allows students to return each year prior to high school graduation. “I am impressed with the amount of research the students do before hand. I am really impressed by their responses. It is interesting to watch students who return to the forum and see how they have matured and develop the debates,” she said. At the end of the forum, four student participants were honored. In first place was Molly Cain, who held the title during a Youth Forum held when she was a freshman. Last year Cain garnered a second place ranking. Second place went to Ashton Bradley, an eleventh grader at Seaford Christian Academy. In third place was Eryn Johnson, a tenth grader at Seaford High School. Fourth place honors went to Mary Copper, also a tenth grader at Seaford High School. Cain said she plans to make one final appearance at next year’s Youth Forum before she graduates. “I have fallen in love with the forum,” she said. “This is my third year and I love being able to have an exchange of ideas with other students.” Bradley said she has learned a lot as a
result of the youth forum. “I think it is important to put yourself out of your comfort zone sometimes,” she said. “I think it is great to converse with people I have never even met before.” Johnson, like the other Forum winners, plans to return for next year’s competition. “I think this forum’s really cool,” she said. “I really enjoy how we are given the chance to talk and share our opinions. I will definitely be back next year.” Copper said the Soroptimist Youth Forum is a great learning tool. “This has been a growing experience for me,” she said. “I have learned a lot from my peers and this has been very helpful in learning how to speak publically. I will be back next year.” The top four Forum winners will be presented with cash prizes between $200 and $600 during the annual Soroptimist International of Seaford’s Awards Dinner on June 2, at the Georgia House restaurant in Laurel. Participants in the 2010 Soroptimist Youth Forum were Molly Cain, Seaford High School; Nickole James, Seaford High School; Wesley Wooten, Seaford High School; Brentdy Chavez, Seaford High School; Mary Copper, Seaford High School; Eryn Johnson, Seaford High School; Keona Hughes, Seaford High School; Ashton Bradley, Seaford Christian High School and Keda Dorisca, Sussex Technical High School.
A Seaford student has earned 1st place honors in an annual youth debate competition held this weekend. Molly Cain, an eleventh grader at Seaford High School was presented 1st place honors for the second time in the three years she has participated in the annual Soroptimist Youth Forum. The Forum, now in its 15th year, is held at the Trinity Transport facility in Seaford. It is sponsored each year by the local service organization, Soroptimist International of Seaford. The youth forum started in 1995 as part of the “Seaford Festival for Youth” which was held each year as a youthfocused fundraising event for the building of the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Since that time the Soroptimist group has maintained the event as a way to spotlight youth in the western Sussex area. On Saturday, March 27, nine local students participated in the Soroptimist Youth Forum and discussed the topic, “First Amendment Right to Peaceful Assembly; has it been positive for the United States?” To help provide background for the topic, guest speaker Andrew Jackson, CEO of Poor Irishman’s Internet Marketing, Seaford, shared information about the importance of protecting the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. Jackson used wording from the early 1900’s German Constitution, namely Article 48, which was used by the Nazi’s in 1933 to gain full control over the government process. The article reads, “If public safety and order in Germany are materially disturbed or endangered, the President may take the necessary measures to restore public safety and order, and, if necessary, to intervene with the help of the armed forces. To this end he may temporarily suspend, in whole or in part, the fundamental rights established in Articles 114 (personal liberty), 115 (warrants for house searches), 117 (privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications), 118 (freedom of the press), 124 (right of assembly and association) and 153 (confiscation and restriction of property.” Jackson used this illustration to point out the importance of these liberties to people in the United States, “Thank God this has not happened to us,” he said. He went on to explain that Article 1, Section 16 protects the right to peaceful assembly. He shared his own participation in the
Sept. 12, 2009, Tea Party March on Washington, D.C. as an example of how important the right to assembly is to the basic freedoms of Americans. “Over 1.7 million citizens marched on Washington, D.C.,” he said. “We exercised our freedom to assemble and took action to protest the out of control spending of the United States government. It was the largest gathering of like-minded people I have ever seen. On that day, in that city I was proud to be an American.” Jackson encouraged the youth participants in the Forum to be proactive in protecting their freedoms. “Protect your right to freedom of assembly. Pay attention to legislation that can erode your freedoms. Be vigilant and proactive to protect your God-given right to stand up and be heard,” he said. The Forum allowed the participants to respond to questions about how the freedom to assemble has impacted the country over the years. Students took the opportunity to provide examples of why they agree or disagree with the ways in which protests have been carried out throughout the United States. The students were then judged on their responses to a variety of questions. Judging this year’s Youth Forum were: Mary Kay Baldwin, fourth grade special education teacher and educational diagnostician at Frederick Douglass Elementary School. She was also Seaford School District’s 2009-2010 “Teacher of the Year.” Karen Breeding, who is in her seventh year as Agriscience teacher at Woodbridge High School. She is also the Woodbridge School District’s 20019-2010 “teacher of the Year.” Gary Zoll, a Seaford Middle School teacher and the 2007-2008 Seaford School District “teacher of the Year.” Zoll is also the president of the Seaford School District’s teacher’s union. Debbie O’Bier, of the Delaware Public Health Department. She is a member of the Acorn Club of Seaford and a member of the organization’s Education Department Committee. Kathi Adams, a member of the Soroptimist International of Seaford, and co-chair of this year’s Youth Forum said she feels the students involved in the program are very impressive. “These young people are phenomenal,” she said. “I am so impressed with their confidence and their overall opinions.” Robin O’Day, a Youth Forum Committee member, said the forum is not without
By Tony E. Windsor
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People Tobin inducted into Hall of Fame
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Buchanan
Fox, Buchanan wed in February Robin D. Fox of Laurel and William J. Buchanan of Delmar were married on Feb. 25, 2010, in a small wedding for close friends and family. The bride is the daughter of Bonnie Savage of Laurel. The groom is the son of Bonnie and Douglas Hammond of Delmar.
Governor Jack Markell recognized the significant contributions made by six Delaware women at an event held recently at the Duncan Center in Dover. The theme for the 29th Annual Hall of Fame of Delaware Women Awards Ceremony was “In the Company of Great Women.” The 2010 Hall of Fame inductees are Sister Ascension Banegas, Jeanette Eckman, Kathryn Young Hazeur, Jacquelin Pitts, Beverly Louise Stewart and Judith Gedney Tobin. Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is one of the state’s most prestigious awards recognizing the contributions and achievements of Delaware women. Each year, individuals and organizations throughout Delaware are invited to nominate women for this honor. Recipients are selected based on their reputation as a trailblazer; respect among colleagues; work significance and its lasting impact; leadership role; and community service that has impacted the lives of others locally or globally. One of this year’s inductees, Dr. Judith Gedney Tobin, is affiliated with Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. She became a female pioneer in the specialty of forensic pathology and continued to excel in the
field while raising six children on her own after her husband’s death. During her career, Dr. Judy (as she is affectionately called by her friends and colleagues) performed more than 5,000 autopsies over a span of 50 years. She is a scientist and a detective, objective, precise and methodical as she solves the mysteries surrounding death, remaining unhardened by the work. While described as sensitive, caring and compassionate, Dr. Judy is also known for her sense of humor, a trait that helped her cope with the stressful nature of her work. She demonstrated her leadership abilities as the Assistant State Medical Examiner from 1964 to 2009 and became the only woman to serve as president of the Nanticoke Hospital Medical Staff. In 2006, Dr. Tobin was recognized for her leadership and contributions to the discipline of pathology when the Delaware Division of Health and Human Services named the Southern Office of the Chief Medical Examiner building in her honor. In 2007, Dr. Judy was the recipient of the Athena Award for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in realizing their full potential.
Larmore family welcomes son
Bethany and John Larmore welcome their son, Alex William Larmore, born Nov. 16, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center at 5:15 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs. and was 21 ½ inches long. Maternal grandparents are Mary Lee Adkins and the late William “Butch” Adkins of Laurel. Maternal great-grandparents are Lois Adkins of Laurel and the late Ernest Adkins of Georgetown. Paternal grandparents are Ed and Joanie Larmore of Bivalve, Md. and Darlene Larmore of Bivalve. Paternal greatgrandparents are Mary Anne and Granville Eskridge of Delmar. Other relatives include Uncle Jacob Larmore of Bivalve, Aunt Laurie and Uncle Todd Bireley of Delmar, Md., Aunt Tara Webster of Tyaskin, Md. and cousins, Michael Bireley, Christopher Bireley, Peyton Webster, Kevin Ritchie and Hannah Ritchie.
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MORNING STAR • APRIL 1 - 7, 2010
Laurel senior Stephanie Wheatley delivers a pitch during her team’s 2-0 win over Indian River. Wheatley struck out eight and allowed three hits and no walks in the victory. Photo by Mike McClure
Laurel varsity softball team notches second win of season By Mike McClure
The Laurel varsity softball team moved to 2-0 with a 2-0 win over Indian River last Thursday in Laurel. The Bulldog bats put two runs on the board in the second inning which is all pitcher Stephanie Wheatley and her defense needed. Alexis Oliphant led off the second with a single and moved to second on a ball hit by Taylor Oliphant. Alexis Oliphant beat
the throw to second, but Taylor Oliphant was called out at first despite beating the throw by about 10 steps. Breada Boyce singled in Oliphant and Stephanie Wheatley and Kelsey Willey each drew a walk to load the bases. Mariah Dickerson knocked in the second run of the inning with a fielder’s choice as Willey beat the throw to second.
The Bulldogs’ Dylan Shockley scores a run during Laurel’s three-run fourth inning last Thursday in Laurel. Photo by Mike McClure
Laurel varsity baseball team falls to IR, CR
The Laurel varsity baseball team lost to Indian River and Caesar Rodney in a pair of home games last week. Indian River scored a run in the top of the fourth inning to break up a scoreless contest on Thursday. Laurel scored three runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead. Paul Elliott hit a leadoff single, Kegan Yossick singled, Dylan Shockley walked, Tyler Givans singled up the middle (1-1), and Chase Gordy hit a two-run single (3-1). The Indians came back with four runs in the fifth and six in the sixth for the 11-3 win. Gordy went 2-3 with two RBIs for the Bulldogs. Laurel senior Chris Cutsail went 1-2 with a run in his team’s 21-1 loss to Caesar Rodney.
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TOURNEY CHAMPS- Shown is the Delmar girls’ basketball team which won the Laurel Youth Sports Basketball Tournament last Saturday in Laurel. Photo by Mike McClure
MAKING THE PASS- Delmar’s Jackie Disharoon, left, looks to pass the ball to Sara Ellis during last Tuesday’s game against Cape Henlopen. Ellis had a goal and an assist in the Wildcats’ 3-1 win over Dover. Photo by Mike McClure
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Del Tech-Owens softball sweeps series against Del Tech-Stanton The Delaware Technical and Community College- Owens campus softball team swept a doubleheader against Del Tech- Stanton last Saturday. In game one, Hannah Rust allowed two runs on two hit and struck out 12 in seven innings in the 9-2 win. Shannon Wilson went 3-4 with a double and two RBIs and Ashley Ivory doubled. In game two, Wilson went 2-2 with two doubles and three RBIs, Ivory was 2-3 with a double and an RBI, Kassie Attix batted 2-3 with three RBIs, Melony Thompson went 2-3 with an RBI, and Kristine Jackson hit 2-2 with two RBIs in the Road Runners’ 14-3 win.
Delaware Tech-Owens baseball team wins one of four The Delaware Technical and Community College- Owens campus baseball team split a doubleheader against Lackawanna College last Saturday before being swept by Catonsville on Sunday. The Road Runners won the first game on Saturday, 10-6, as Anthony Butler went 4-4 with three RBIs. Lackawanna won the second game, 4-3. On Sunday, Korey Hearn allowed two runs on three hits in four innings of relief in Del Tech’s 9-0 loss in game one. Catonsville won game two, 7-2. The Road Runners’ Luis Barrientos went 1-3 with a home run and two RBIs.
BOYS’ CHAMPS- Shown (r to l) is the Woodbridge boys’ basketball team, winners of the 10th Annual Laurel Youth Sports Basketball Town Tournament: Tyren Hopkins, Jami Ross, Alonzo Cannon, Juwan Rodriquez; back row- Coach Hammond, Duane Hopkins, Trevon Jones, Kani Kane, Shi Wuan Sykes, and Coach Neal.
TOURNEY TIME- Above, Delmar’s Dymond Trader, left, looks to get past a Seaford defender during last Saturday’s game in Laurel. Below, Laurel’s Leon West drives the lane against the Seaford defense in his team’s 40-23 win on Saturday. Photo by Mike McClure
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MORNING STAR • APRIL 1 - 7, 2010
Laurel Stars of the Week
Male Athlete of the WeekDylan Shupe- Delmar High Delmar senior Dylan Shupe doubled in his team’s win over Milford last Tuesday. Shupe also went 2-3 in Wednesday’s non-conference loss to Nandua.
Female Athlete of the WeekAlexis Oliphant- Laurel Laurel’s Alexis Oliphant went 3-3 with two runs in her team’s win over Caesar Rodney last Tuesday. Oliphant also batted 2-3 with a run in the Bulldogs’ home win over Indian River on Thursday.
Honorable mention- Chris Cutsail- Laurel; Chase Gordy- Laurel; Brad SensenigDelmar; Jose Flores- Delmar; Jesse Swanson- Sussex Tech; Justin Allen- Sussex Tech; Eric Sharff- Sussex Tech; Sam Grahovac- Sussex Tech; Dustin Miller- Sussex Tech; Desmond Sivels- Sussex Tech; Darrin Beckett- Sussex Tech; Ashley BennettDelmar; Jenna Cahall- Laurel; Breada Boyce- Laurel; Stephanie Wheatley- Laurel; Corie Elliott- Delmar; Sara Ellis- Delmar; Lindsey Rickards- Sussex Tech; Amber Callahan- Sussex Tech; Lauren Smith- Sussex Tech; Kim Smith- Sussex Tech; Crystal Wilson- Sussex Tech; Thomeka Floyd- Sussex Tech; Emily Ritter- Sussex Tech; Whitney Handy- Sussex Tech; Kayla Burd- Delmarva Christian
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L A U R E L LEFTYLaurel’s Kegan Yossick delivers a pitch during the Bulldogs’ home loss to Indian River last Thursday.. The southpaw came on in relief of starter Paul Elliott. Photo by Mike McClure
BASE HIT- Laurel’s Tyler Givans collects a single during his team’s three-run fourth inning last week against Indian River. Photo by Mike McClure
Delmar baseball team drops to 1-1 with loss to Nandua
The Delmar varsity baseball team fell to 1-1 overall with a 6-2 non-conference loss to Nandua last Wednesday. Dylan Shupe went 2-3 and Ryan Thomas doubled for the Wildcats. Delmar’s home contest against Lake Forest (Friday) was postponed due to rain.
Sussex Tech baseball tops Seaford, 9-3, in season opener By Lynn Schofer The Seaford High varsity baseball team opened the 2010 season against the Sussex Tech Ravens last week. Seaford started the bottom of the first with a hit when Jordan Stanley jumped on the first pitch. Anthony Johnston followed with a double on the first pitch and the Blue Jay’s had men on second and third after only two pitches by Jessie Swanson. Swanson would settle in and strike out the next three Blue Jay batters stranding the two runners. It wouldn’t be until the third inning when Swanson gave up the first run of the game when Seaford pitcher Ryan Shockley helped himself with an RBI single scoring Stanley. Shockley pitched a no-hitter into the fifth inning before giving up three hits and two runs Sussex Tech right fielder, James in the fifth to give the Ravens a 2-1 lead. Smith focuses as he gets ready Scott Smart opened the fifth with a single for the pitch in the varsity baseball and stole second base. Swanson’s single scored game played in Seaford last TuesSmart and Swanson took second base. With day. Photo by Lynn Schofer one out, Sam Grahovac added another run with single before Shockley struck out Shane Marvel to end the inning. Seaford Coach Artie Uhlich went to Cole Schaffner on the mound, but Sussex Tech had too much experience for the young player and scored seven runs on seven hits. Seaford couldn’t bring home the runners in the sixth and seventh innings, stranding four runners. Sussex Tech took the season opener, 9-3, on 10 hits and one error. Seaford scored three runs on eight hits and one error. For Seaford, Stanley went 2-4 with a run and Shockley was 3-4 with a run. Sussex Tech’s Jared Allen went 2-4 with two runs and an RBI, Swanson was 2-4 with two RBIs, Smart batted 2-4 with a run; Marvel went 1-4 with a run and an RBI; and Eric Sharff and Kyle Mister each had a hit and a run.
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Sussex Tech soccer tean defeats Seaford, 2-1, in overtime thriller By Lynn Schofer
The Seaford High School varsity girls’ soccer team took on Sussex Tech in the season opener last week in Seaford. After 80 minutes of play the the game remained scoreless. It would take overtime to determine the winner and at the 83:23 mark Sussex Tech’s Lindsey Rickards scored the winning goal for the Ravens. Seaford Coach Scott Bleile is very excited about his team and their performance, “Tech is a strong contender, we made a strong statement that we can compete and win the conference.” In the first half Sussex Tech had several key opportunities to score a goal but the defense of Seaford prevented the Ravens from finishing the plays. Seaford The Wildcats’ Taylor Elliott looks to make a move with the ball during last week’s home contest against Cape Henlopen. The Vikings scored a second half goal for a 1-0 win over Delmar. Photo by Mike McClure
showed great improvement in their passes and ball skills and missed some shots on goal. Coach Bleile said, “I believe if we continue to work on finishing shots and maintaining good position on the field the ball will find the net.” In the second half of play Seaford’s goalie Maryann Hicks came up with the game saving save at 65 minute mark. The timing was perfect and it provided Seaford the fuel to keep their composure and stay in the game. Sussex Tech continued their aggressive approach to the net and several times created openings that Seaford quickly filled with defense. Sussex Tech had 14 shots on goal and four corners. Hicks recorded 13 saves and Sussex Tech’s Lisa Sekscinski had six saves.
Seaford goalie Maryann Hicks makes one of her 13 saves and stops Sussex Tech’s Melanie Hitchens from scoring in last week’s home opener in Seaford. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Delmar girls’ soccer team nets 3-1 win over Dover
The Delmar varsity girls’ soccer team (1-1) defeated Dover, 3-1, last Thursday in Dover. Corie Elliott netted a pair of goals and Sara Ellis had one goal and one assist for the Wildcats. The score was knotted at 1-1 at the half before Delmar scored two unanswered goals. Dover held a 10-9 edge in shots while each goalie recorded five saves.
Laurel soccer team drops home match to Sussex Central
The Laurel varsity girls’ soccer team lost to Sussex Central, 4-0, last Thursday. The Golden Knights scored three second half goals in the win. The Bulldogs were out shot in the contest, 19-3. Laurel goalie Alyssa Miller made seven saves.
Delmar lacrosse team opens season with win over Milford The Delmar varsity lacrosse teams opened the 2010 season with an 8-6 win over Milford last Wednesday. The Wildcats took a 4-3 lead into half-time of the road contest. The Bucs netted the only goal of the third period to knot the score, but Delmar held a 4-1 advantage in the fourth. Brad Sensenig netted three goals, Jose Flores had two goals and an assist, and Alex Ellis and Dominique Showell each had one goal in the win.
Delmar varsity golf team tops Campus, falls to Milford The Delmar varsity golf team split a tri-meet last Wednesday, defeating Campus Community, 198-247, but falling to Milford, 182-198. J.R. Outten was Delmar’s top scorer with a 46 while Corey Phillips added a 50 for the Wildcats.
Seaford senior and team captain Kelsey Hoch prepares to head the ball in the direction of her sister and teammate Bailey Hoch while Sussex Tech’s Amanda Sava gets into position to break up the play. Photo by Lynn Schofer
MORNING STAR • APRIL 1 - 7, 2010
Sussex Tech softball team defeats Seaford, 13-1, in opener By Lynn Schofer The Seaford varsity softball team opened the season against Sussex Tech last Tuesday. The Ravens, a top contender in the conference, were too much for the Blue Jays as they picked up a 13-1 win. Sussex Tech returns for the 2010 season with most of their 2009 conference champion roster. Seaford’s new coach Rick Norman is faced with rebuilding a team that at one time was a leader in the Henlopen South. Sussex Tech took an early two-run lead in the first inning following a two error inning by Seaford. Kelsey Doherty and Amber Callahan each scored for the Ravens. In the second inning, Seaford’s outfield continued to struggle which allowed Sussex Tech to score another run following the Blue Jays’ third error of the game. In the bottom of the third, the Blue Jays scored a run but Sussex Tech quickly added four runs in the top of the fourth. Sussex Tech pitcher Kimberly Smith held strong on the mound for the Ravens, allowing only one run and two hits. Seaford sophomore Kaiti Hitch gave a solid performance, giving up 12 hits but also pitching her way out of several jams throughout the game. Sussex Tech added four more runs in the sixth and seventh innings ending the game with 13 runs on 12 hits and no errors. Seaford scored one run on two hits and committed seven errors. Coach Norman has 15 years of coaching experience which gives the Blue Jays an opportunity to rebuild the team and improve on last year’s 2-18 record.
The Bulldogs’ Breada Boyce singles in a run during her team’s 2-0 victory over Indian River last week. Photo by Mike McClure
Laurel softball continued Wheatley struck out eight Indians and allowed three hits, no runs, and no walks for the win. Alexis Oliphant went 2-3 with a run, Jenna Cahall had a hit and a walk, Boyce was 1-3 with a run and an RBI, Wheatley collected a hit and two walks, and Willey batted 1-2 with a walk. Laurel 11, Caesar Rodney 1- Laurel
opened the season with an 11-1 win over Caesar Rodney on Tuesday. Brooke Evans scored a pair of runs, Dickerson went 1-4 with two runs; Cahall had a hit and three runs, Kelsey Oliphant doubled and scored a run, Alexis Oliphant was 3-3 with two runs, Boyce had two hits including a double and scored a run, and Wheatley had a hit and earned the win on the mound.
By Charlie Brown
Turnon Davis of Parsonsburg on a Suzuki. Fensick had the better reaction and ran a 6.820/99.68 on a 6.84 dial while Davis had a 5.858/122.63 on a 5.97 dial. Semifinalists were Tyrone Dale of Salisbury who lost to Davis and Deltez Davis of Salisbury who lost to Fensick. Hayes, in his ’72 Chevelle, was paired with Michael Melton of Easton, in a ’00 GMC in the Street final. Hayes was on his dial and took the win with a 7.054/91.66 on a 7.04 dial while Melton had a 9.893/70.48 on a 9.77 dial. Farmer, Jr. took the double break out win over last week’s winner, Frank Mouynivong of Frankford, in Import. Farmer ran a 10.500 on a 10.53 dial while Mouynivong was out by more with a 9.652 on a 9.70 dial. Hall had the better reaction and took the win over Anthony Buckson of Smyrna, in the Bike Trophy final. Hall ran a 7.102/95.42 on a 7.10 dial while Buckson broke out with a 7.344 on a 7.46 dial. Bowie got his first win at U.S. 13 as he captured the Jr. Dragster 1 final over Ryan Jackson of Newark, Md. Jackson had a red light foul and Bowie had a solid run with a .072 reaction and an 8.951/69.64 on an 8.93 dial-in for the win. Post met Christopher Kahler of Ocean View in the Jr. Dragster 2 final. Kahler had the better reaction but broke out with a 7.988 on an 8.00 dial while Post was on his dial for the win with an 8.088/79.49 on an 8.08 dial.
Mike Jones captures Super ET Sunday at U.S. 13 Dragway
Last Sunday was the final tune up day for the U.S. 13 Dragway near Delmar before the 2010 Summit E.T. Point series begins on Easter Sunday. Taking top honors in Super Pro was Mike Jones of Salisbury. Ryan Groton of Salisbury drove to the win in Pro while Ron Fensick, Jr. rode to his second straight win in Pro Bike. Other winners on the day were: Garry Hayes of Houston, in Street; James Farmer, Jr. of Ellendale, in Import; Kerry Hall of Bridgeville in Bike Trophy; Jacob Bowie of Greensboro, Md., in Jr. Dragster 1 and Trevor Post of Delmar in Jr. Dragster 2. Wind conditions during the afternoon forced runs to be limited to the eighth mile following first round. In the all-dragster Super Pro final Jones faced Ben Parks of Salisbury. Jones’ .010 reaction was good enough to take him to the win with a 4.841/140.12 on a 4.83 dial. Parks had a 5.067/134.79 on a 5.04 dial. Semi-finalist was Frank Lecates of Salisbury who lost to Jones. In Pro it was Wroton in his ’67 Camaro up against Ray Rodgers of Preston. in an ’87 Mustang. Rodgers had a red light foul and Groton got the win with a 6.474/107.56 on a 6.42 dial. Semi-finalists were Bill Bradford of Pittsville who lost to Groton and Wayne Redrow of Bear who lost to Rodgers. Fensick, Jr. rode his Buell to his second straight win Sunday this time against
Sussex Tech third baseman Devon Bitler throws the ball to Melissa Trout of Laurel to finish the play for the out in the high school softball game played last Tuesday in Seaford. Photo by Lynn Schofer
BASELINE DRIVE- Laurel’s Tay Wise drives the baseline during his team’s game against Seaford in the Laurel Youth Sports Basketball Tournament. Photo by Mike McClure
MORNING STAR • APRIL 1 - 7, 2010
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3 Wise Men 33.514.5 Three B’s 32-16 Gamblers 31-17 Pinbusters 29-19 2-1 28.519.5 Three Buddies 26.521.5 Pretenders 24.5-23.5 Cowboys 24-24 Deal or No Deal 20.527.5 The Zips 19-29 The Untouchables 19-29 RRK 17-31 Magic Markers 16.531.5 Lucky Strikes 15-33 High games and series Shane Hallbrook 310, 774 Jane Wilson 283, 748
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DAZK 16-8 Spicer Electric 14-10 3 Men and a Handicap 13-11 Who Cares 12-12 Hoobers 11-13
Pain 4 10-14 Always Second 10-14 Delmarva Consignment 10-14 High games and series Will Kernodle 315, 792
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Spicers Electric 54-10 Wroten’s Rollers 44-20 Four Horsemen 41-23 Sandbaggers 38-26 Jaws 36-28 Team Dynasty 35-29 Henry’s Furniture 22-42 Three Men and a Babe 22-42 3 Plus 1 16-48 High games and series Jerry Wooters 303, 804
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Trouble 17-31 Sparetimers 16-32 High games and series Mike Baker 239 Mark Causey 656 Ginger Saxton 247 Edna Turner 633
Ruff Ryders 36-12 Seaford Lanes 34.513.5 Phillips Construction 29-19 Git-R-Done 25-23 Guardian Angels 23-25 Palmers Construction 20-28 Easy Pickins 18.529.5 High games and series Henry Palmer, Sr. 307 Garrett Sammons 808
Apostles 28-8 WWJD 26-10 Grapes of Wrath 23-13 Ten Commandments 18-18 Alpha and Omega 12-24 High games and series Mark Melson 232 Bill Ziolkowski 667 Terry Hayes 245 Joyce Tull 617
Just Us 29-11 Rack Attack 28-12 Curves Chicks 26-14 Just the Guys 25.514.5 Russ Morgan DDS 25-15 ABC 24.5-15.5 Senior Survivors 24-16
Strikers 23-17 New Crew 22-18 Pin Pals 22-18 Mission 3 21.518.5 Blue Stars 20-20 Mighty Pioneers 19-21 Guys and a Doll 18.521.5 Kellam’s Crew 16.523.5 Chick’s Rollers 16-24 Attitude with Spares 14-26 Pinbusters 13-27 New Comers 8.5-31.5 High games and series Maurice Duncan 278 Leroy Williams 725 June Long 713 Joyce Linton 268
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FIRST PLACE- Ronnie Fensick II of Bridgeville, shown with his wife Crystal, swept the first two pro bike races of the season at the U.S. 13 Dragway in Delmar.
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This week in Star sports history
10 YEARS AGO- The Laurel varsity baseball team earned an 8-6 win over Milford as John Small hit a two-run single and a two-run home run. Chad Odenwelder hit a game-winning bases loaded single to lead the Seaford baseball team to a 5-4 win over Caesar Rodney in 10 innings. FIVE YEARS AGO- The Woodbridge baseball team picked up a 7-4 win over Laurel. Ryan Messick tossed a four-hitter and Chuckie Jefferson had two hits including a home run. Laurel’s Brittany Joseph tossed a no-hitter in her team’s 18-0 win over Woodbridge. ONE YEAR AGO- The Delmar varsity lacrosse team opened its second season with an 11-10 win over Milford. Brad Sensenig and Jose Flores each netted three goals and Kevin Forse added two goals. The Seaford girls’ tennis team topped Indian River, 3-2, as Kelly Kimpton, Whitley Maddox, and Kim Graves earned wins.
YOUTH HOOPSDelmar’s Vinessa Williams puts up a shot during her team’s win over Seaford in the Laurel Youth Sports girls’ basketball championship game. Photo by Mike McClure
SPECIAL OLYMPICS- Above, an elated Veronica Andraded, left, a student at Seaford Middle School, gives her teacher, Beth Tyler, a high-five after finishing her event at the Special Olympics Delaware Sussex County Basketball Skills Competition. Brandon Sammons of the Seaford Autism program, left, gets ready to shoot during the 2010 Special Olympics Delaware Sussex County Basketball Skills Competition, which was held March 23 at Sussex Tech High School.
Sports at the Beach hosts Opening Day Bash Tournament The Sports at the Beach complex in Georgetown held the Opening Day Bash Tournament on March 20-21. The following are scores from the championship games: 11 year-olds- Connecticut Dynasty 4, Pro Skills Baseball Academy (N.J.) 3; 12 year-olds- Delaware Vipers (New Castle) 11, Jersey Mustangs (N.J.) 3; 13 year-oldsDelco Vipers (Pa.) 11, Wall Baseball (N.J.) 2; 14 year-olds- Sussex Slammers (Seaford) 9, Delaware Demolition (Milford) 1
MORNING STAR • APRIL 1 - 7, 2010
Raven Roundup- Sussex Tech baseball team moves to 2-0 with win By Mike McClure The Sussex Tech varsity baseball team improved to 2-0 with a 12-2 win over Cape Henlopen last Thursday. Eric Sharff and Kyle Mister each hit a two-run home run, Sam Grahovac went 2-2 with two RBIs, and Shane Marvel added a home run for the Ravens. Sharff also earned the win on the mound. Girls’ soccer team picks up 2-1 win- The Sussex Tech girls’ soccer team earned a 2-1 win over Polytech last Thursday. Danae Evans scored a first half goal on a feed from Leeanne Rowe (1:00) and Lindsey Rickards netted the game-winning goal at 74:35. Polytech held a 9-8 edge in shots and a 6-4 advantage in corners. Sussex Tech’s Lisa Sekscinski made eight saves in the win. Miller is medalist in Sussex Tech win- The Sussex Tech golf team defeated Polytech, 171-207, last Thursday. Dustin Miller was the medalist with a score of 41, Tim Gaskin had a 42, Trey Jewell added a 43, and Josh Mohun and Mitch Bramble each shot a 45. Lady Ravens defeat Cape Henlopen, 14-4- The Sussex Samantha Bowersox Tech softball team topped Cape Henlopen, 14-4, last Thursday as Lauren Smith double and homered and Kim Smith collected two hits including a double, drove in three runs, and earned the win on the mound. Samantha Bowersox also hit a home run in the victory.
Delmar varsity golf team defeats Seaford, 216-240
The Delmar varsity golf team earned its second win of the season with a 216-240 victory over Seaford last Thursday. Delmar’s Corey Phillips and Josh Wood were comedalists (40) and Christien Carey shot a 56. Adam Caldwell had a 53 and Josh Hamilton shot a 57 for Seaford.
Sussex Tech, Delmarva Christian spring sports schedule changes
The following are changes to the Sussex Tech and Delmarva Christian spring sports schedules (as of 3/23): Sussex Tech softball- 5/1- at Dover, 11 a.m.; Sussex Tech girls’ lacrosse- 4/1- at Dover, 7 p.m.; Sussex Tech soccer- 4/20- home vs. Woodbridge, 4 p.m., 5/1- home vs. Concord, noon; Sussex Tech boys’ lacrosse- 4/29at Appoquinimink, 3:30 p.m. There are no games scheduled for the Delmarva Christian golf and soccer teams.
CLEARING A HURDLE- Sussex Tech’s Kelly Mullen clears a hurdle on her way to a first place finish in the girls’ 100 meter hurdles race last week in Seaford. Photo by Lynn Schofer
2010 Tentative Schedule
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Sun: Gates open 10 a.m., time trials 11 Fri: Gates open 3:30; time trials 4:30 Wed: Tune & Test, gates open 5 p.m., Testing 6-9. All times approx. Summit ET Racing *Points Begin* Easter Sunday Wednesday Night Grudge Racing + Tune & Test Summit ET Racing Series Summit ET Racing Series Summit ET Racing Series - 1st BAD 8 Summit ET Racing Series - Double Pts Wednesday Night Grudge Racing + Tune & Test CLOSED - Mother’s Day Summit ET Racing Series - 2nd BAD 8 Summit ET Racing Series + RAM Racing Summit ET Racing Series Summit ET Racing Series - 3rd BAD 8 Summit ET Racing Series - 1st Friday Night Wednesday Night Grudge Racing + Tune & Test Summit ET Racing Series - Double Pts Summit ET Racing Series Summit ET Racing Series - 4th BAD 8 Summit ET Racing Series Summit ET Racing Series Wednesday Night Grudge Racing + Tune & Test Summit ET Racing Series - 5th BAD 8 Summit ET Racing Series
08/06 08/13 08/18 08/22 08/29 09/05 09/12 09/15 09/16 09/17 09/18 09/26 10/03 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/07 11/14
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Summit ET Racing Series + High School Challenge Summit ET Racing Series - Last Friday Night Wednesday Night Grudge Racing + Tune & Test Wm. J. Cathell Memorial - Super Chevy Show + 6th BAD 8 Summit ET Racing Series + RAM Racing - Final Points Show ET Racing + 4th Annual Ford Show & 422 Motorsports All Stars ET Racing Series NED Bracket Finals NED Bracket Finals NED Bracket Finals NED Bracket Finals ET Racing Series + Jr. Dragster Challenge & King of Track WILD Card Day (Money Classes) + Reg. ET Racing Foot Brake Nationals Super ET vs PRO ET + all other classes TBA Halloween Shoot Out TBA TBA
04/03 Tune & Test 04/10 Season Opener - Delmar Night 04/17 URC + NAPA BB, Late Model, AC Delco, Crate Model, & Mod-Lite 04/24 Wm. J. Cathell Memorial - Reg. Show + Little Lin. & Vintage 05/01 Kyle Dixon Memorial - Regular Show + Slide for 5 05/08 NAPA BB,Late Model,AC Delco,Crate Model,Mod-Lite & Vintage 05/13 World of Outlaw Late Models + Little Lincoln (Thurs. Night) 05/15 Topless Night - All Divs. + Slide for 5 05/22 Wings & Things Late Models + Regular Show & Little Lincoln 05/29 URC + Reg. Show ** R.C. Holloway Night ** 06/05 Twin 20’s for NAPA BB Modified + Reg. Show & Little Lincoln 06/12 Elk Mooneyham Memorial - Regular Show + Vintage 06/19 URC + NAPA BB, Late Model, AC Delco, Crate Model, & Mod-Lite 06/26 Wings & Things NAPA BB Modified + Regular Show + Slide for 5 07/03 Topless Night - All Divisions + Slide for 5 & Vintage 07/06 Camp Barnes - Tuesday Night - (Rain Date Wed. 07/07/10) 07/10 NAPA BB, Late Model, AC Delco, Crate Model, Mod-Lite & Slide
2010 Tentative Schedule
Reg. Shows: Gates open 5 p.m.; Hot Laps begin 7 p.m. All special events & mid-week times posted on the website. 07/17 All OUT 100 - Features Only 07/24 Mix & Match NAPA BB vs Late Model + Reg. Show & Little Lin. 07/31 URC + Reg Show *Pepsi of Delmarva Night* 08/07 Twin 20’s for Late Model + Reg. Show & LL *Sysco Night* 08/14 King of Kings Late Models + Regular Show & Vintage 08/21 Topless Night - All Divs. + Slide for 5 08/28 King of Kings NAPA BB Modified + Reg. Show & Little Lincoln 09/04 URC + NAPA BB, Late Model, AC Delco, Crate Model, & Mod-Lite 09/11 NAPA BB Mod, Late Model,AC Delco, Crate Model, Mod-Lite & LL 09/18 CLOSED for Bracket Finals - Dragway Event 09/25 URC + NAPA BB, Late Model, AC Delco, Crate Model, & Mod-Lite 10/02 TBA 10/09 TBA 10/16 TBA 10/22 Del. State Dirt Track Championship 10/23 Del. State Dirt Track Championship 10/24 Optional Rain Date for 10/22 & 10/23/10 Champ Show 10/30 TBA 11/06 Rain Date - Del. State Dirt Track Champ 11/07 Rain Date - Del. State Dirt Track Champ
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MORNING STAR • APRIL 1 - 7, 2010
Liz Passwaters returns to bicycle motocross racing following illness By Lynn R. Parks
Liz Passwaters had been riding in bicycle motocross races since she was six years old. But last year, at age 18 and after riding on the professional circuit for two years, the Greenwood teen was forced by illness to put away her bike. “I started having seizures two or three years ago, and last July they got so bad I had to quit racing,” said Passwaters, who is now 19. But that wasn’t the end of her racing career. Her seizures, while doctors still don’t know what is causing them, are under control enough that she feels comfortable riding again. And in March, she competed as an amateur in two races in a National Bicycle League meet in Morristown, Tenn., and won both. In each, she beat seven competitors in the women’s 17 and older class. “It felt pretty good,” she said. “And it was exciting to be on my bike and racing again.” Passwaters started racing bicycles in 1997, when she went with her parents, Jeff and Kay Passwaters, to the Eagle’s Nest Campground near Milton, which had a bicycle motocross track. A bicycle motocross, or BMX, track is dirt, with hills and valleys built in to make an exciting course. According to Passwaters, each race involves one time around the track and takes about 30 seconds to
complete. She started competing that same year, on a G.T. Mini bike. In her first state competition, she won first place in her age group. Since then, she has claimed eight state championships and six east coast championships. She also has two national firstplace awards, won when she was 14 and 15. At age 16, Passwaters went pro, sponsored by the Evolution Bike Company. In the two years before she had to stop racing due to her illness, she won a couple of races and became only the third woman in BMX history to make it to the final round while competing against men. In that final round of eight racers, she finished seventh. Passwaters, a 2009 graduate of Woodbridge High School and a student at Delaware Technical and Community College, where she is studying elementary education, said that she isn’t sure what it is that makes her a good bicycle racer. “I guess it’s just because I’m athletic,” she said. At Woodbridge High, she played on the basketball team and ran 100-meter, 200-meter and relay races on the track team. But she is certain why she wants to continue racing. “It’s my passion,” she said. “I love the adrenaline rush it gives me.” Especially powerful, she said, is the feeling she gets just before the start of the
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race. “You are standing there at the starting line, with all the other racers around you, waiting for the gate to drop,” she said. “I love it.” While she is racing as an amateur this season, Passwaters intends to join the professional circuit again when the new season starts in September. And she is excited that BMX is a new Olympic sport, having made its debut in 2008. “I could make the Olympic team,” she said. “There’s no doubt in my mind. ”Maybe in 2012”, she added. Passwaters is certain of one other thing: No matter how her racing career goes, she always wants it to be enjoyable for her. “I just want to have fun,” she said. “If I don’t get anymore wins, I’m not going to get upset. Winning isn’t a big deal, just racing is.”
MAKING CONTACTLaurel’s Alexis Oliphant collects a single during last Thursday’s home win over Indian River. Oliphant had two hits against the Indians and collected three hits in the Bulldogs’ win over Caesar Rodney in the season opener. Photo by Mike McClure
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MORNING STAR • ApRIl 1 - 7, 2010
Delaware SPCA reduces euthanasia rates by over 70% The Delaware Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the oldest and most experienced animal welfare organization in the state, has dramatically increased its “live release rate” and reduced its euthanasia rate by more than 70% over a two year period spanning 2008-2009. In early 2008 the Delaware SPCA adopted a policy under which only animals that were too ill or injured to recover or were a danger to the public would be euthanized. The objective was to dramatically increase the ‘live release rate,’ which is the standard many shelters use to measure their effectiveness in terms of reuniting pets with owners, having them adopted to new homes, or transferring them to rescue groups. “In 2009 our live release rate was 80%, meaning that eight of 10 animals that came into our shelters went on to a better life in a new home, were placed with a rescue, or were reunited with their owners,” said Anne Cavanaugh, executive director of Delaware SPCA. Cavanaugh spearheaded the efforts, in partnership with the organization’s Board of Directors, to increase live release when she took the helm of the organization in early 2008. The move was a radical shift in thinking for the organization, which receives no government funding and relies on private donations and grants. “Reaching this point in just two years has been quite a journey, and we are not done yet. We realistically expect to reach a greater than 85% live release rate by the end of 2011,” Cavanaugh projected. “However, we remain keenly aware that saving animal lives costs money. Expenses directly linked to animal shelter, food and medical care have increased 180% since we began this process, which increases greatly the burden of fundraising.” Attracting donations and applying for grants is a major endeavor. Earlier this month the Delaware SPCA announced it had hired Christina Motoyoshi to be the director of development. By the numbers During 2009, the Delaware SPCA’s Stanton and Georgetown shelters took in 4,119 lost or homeless animals. Of those, 2,415 were adopted (1,453 dogs and 962 cats) – and 239 were returned to their original owners. Another 585 were transferred to rescue groups with which Delaware SPCA partners. The organization’s live release rate for dogs was 86% and 73% for cats. New weapons Adoption is an excellent way to combat animal homelessness, but preventing homelessness requires a longer term approach. In September 2009 the Delaware SPCA opened the Jane R. Haggard Spay/Neuter Clinic at its
Stanton Shelter. It is the first and only high quality, high volume spay/neuter clinic in the state. When the clinic reaches peak performance (expected later this year), it will spay and neuter 7,200 dogs and cats annually – completely preventing unwanted litters. In February, the organization introduced a very colorful Spay/ Neuter Transport Van which will
travel the state, picking up animals from other shelters, animal rescue groups, trailer parks and other locations. The service will bring the animals to the Stanton Clinic for neutering surgery, and then return them in the comfort of the custom designed van, allowing for more surgeries – and fewer litters. “The new Delaware SPCA Spay/Neuter Transport Van will
allow us to increase access to affordable neutering services at our new high volume clinic in Stanton,” said Cavanaugh. “It gives us another way to raise awareness and remove obstacles to low-cost spay/neuter across Delaware.” While spay/neuter surgery will continue at the Delaware SPCA’s Georgetown shelter, transporting animals to the high volume clinic
in Stanton will facilitate the organization’s plans to more than double the number of Sussex county animals it serves. The SPCA plans to convert the Georgetown shelter to a high volume clinic in the near future. For more information about the Delaware SPCA, contact Anne Cavanaugh, executive director, at 302-998-2281 or visit www.delspca.org.
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MORNING STAR • APRIL 1 - 7, 2010
Students from the Laurel Intermediate School sing Happy Birthday to Laurel Superintendent Dr. John McCoy during a recent school board meeting. Photo by Mike McClure
Children one to three years old along with their parents participated in the Delmar Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt at the Delmar High School last Saturday. Photo by Mike McClure
Delmar children ages four to six years old scramble toward the field of Easter eggs during the annual Delmar Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt. Photo by Mike McClure
Liz Mancini, left, and Carrie Gambrill were recognized during last month’s Laurel school board meeting. Mancini and Gambrill placed fifth out of 60 teams in the Science Olympiad, Mission Possible competition. Photo by Mike McClure
Robert Webster was honored during Monday’s Delmar Joint Council for 60 years of continuous service with the Delmar American Legion. Photo by Mike McClure
Shown (not in order) are the winners of the annual Delmar Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt: first row- Ages 1-3- Aiden Davis, first; Andrew Joseph, second; and Sarah Miller and Ava Hall third; second row- ages 4-6- Gavin Messinger, first; Brandi Jones, second; Andrew Ramsey, third; third row- ages 7-8- Gabriella Morelli, first; Danniela Morelli, second; Jade McIntyre, third; fourth row- Dawson Shores, first; Cori Jones, second; Maria Morelli, third; Delmar Kiwanis President Al Bozman and President elect Jim Levadnuk. Photo by Mike McClure
MORNING STAR • ApRIl 1 - 7, 2010
Cpl. Arnold receives 2009 Laurel Police Officer of the Year Award By Tony E. Windsor A five-year veteran of the Laurel Police Department has been honored as the 2009 “Laurel Police Officer of the Year.” Each year the Laurel Exchange Club recognizes a member of the Laurel Police Department for outstanding service considered “above and beyond.” On Tuesday, March 16, at St. Phillips Episcopal Church, the Exchange Club honored Cpl. Richard Arnold, a former Delaware Correctional Officer, as this year’s honoree. Arnold came to the Laurel Police Department in 2005 after six years as a correctional officer serving at Howard R. Young Correctional Center (Gander Hill), James T. Vaughn Correctional Center and Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI). Arnold says he is very appreciative of the Exchange Club’s recognition and considers it an honor, however, he adds that he has never thought of his job as a police officer anything that he does for recognition. “This is my job and I enjoy it,” he said. “I certainly don’t do it seeking to be recognized. It is nice when it happens, but mostly it is just what I do.” One of the reasons Arnold was chosen as this year’s Police Officer of the Year has to do with his involvement in the September 2009 tragedy in
Georgetown where Georgetown Police Officer Chad Spicer was killed in the line of duty. Arnold responded to the scene of the incident in which Spicer and fellow officer Shawn Brittingham were shot while attempting to make a criminal traffic stop. Brittingham survived the shooting, but Spicer was pronounced dead at Beebe Medical Center. Arnold arrived on scene and was instrumental in helping to apprehend accused shooter Derrick Powell, 22, of Cumberland, Md. Arnold would not make comment on his role in the apprehension of Powell, saying it is an open criminal case. He did however acknowledge that he assisted the Georgetown Police Department on the night of the shooting and was involved in the arrest of Powell. After five years with the Laurel Police Department, Arnold says he feels comfortable at his job and enjoys the small town atmosphere. However, he also enjoys the fact that Laurel has a relatively high complaint load. “I like the action,” he said. “Laurel may be a small town, but it has a complaint rate that keeps you busy. It is like having the best of both worlds; a small town, but a lot of action.” Arnold, a native of Pennsylvania, graduated from Penn State University in 1992 with a degree
in accounting. He says he always had a desire to be a police officer, but took the position of correctional officer when first coming to Delaware 11 years ago. He had been considering a job with the Pennsylvania State Police, but after his wife was accepted at the Delaware State Police Academy, he decided to move to Delaware. “I spent over five years as a correctional officer, but being a policeman was always in the back
of my mind,” he said. His wife, a Delaware State Police Detective, Cpl. Cheryl Arnold, is currently assigned to DSP Troop 4 in Georgetown, and worked out of Troop 5 in Bridgeville when he moved to Delaware. They reside in Millsboro. A family man, Arnold says when he is not patrolling the streets of Laurel he is spending time with his wife Cheryl and their two children, a daughter,
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MORNING STAR • ApRIl 1 - 7, 2010
Opinion Redistribution of the wealth is what Obama campaigned on and that is what we have
Change has indeed come to America What has happened to America? Is this trend of incessant entitlements really going to be the way it is as I grow into old age? Do people actually think that they are entitled to a house, a car, food, health care, education, all paid for by the government? I always thought we were entitled to compete for all these things and the harder you worked and the more innovative you were, the better your life was supposed to be. Apparently not. When President Obama said he was going to change America, he was not kidding. Redistribution of the wealth is what he campaigned on and that is what the people voted for, and folks that is exactly what is happening. Suddenly, big corporations like At&T and Caterpillar are realizing that this new Health Care plan is going to cost them billions of dollars. Suddenly, the diminishing American middle class is realizing that the math does not compute, and they are now expected to foot the bill for more and more payments to subsidize our evolving socialistic society. The bottom line is that the people of the United States of America in a backlash against an unpopular Iraq war and unprecedented corruption in many of our major banks and corporations have chosen unadulterated Socialism as the future of America. President Obama’s history, voting record, and relationships were all there to see and he was not dishonest in what he promised. Change is what this country wanted and change is what we’ve got. Socialism now dominates all our lives. Incentive and hard work are now out the window. Free education, free health care and free everything paid for by others is now the way it is. However, what happens when all those big companies and all those wealthy people who did things the old fashioned way (they earned it) stop earning it and die off. Who pays for the freight then? If the voters of this nation do not change the direction of this country in the
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next two elections in 2010 and 2012, it will be too late. I suppose the future generations of a Huxley’s Brave New World or an Orwell’s 1984 won’t know the difference. The past capitalists and entrepreneurs along with our founding fathers will be nothing more than a 250 year civilization that came and went like so many other, just ancient history of glorious days gone forever. Judson Bennett
Students not evacuated until later
A recent article in the Star stated that the students and faculty of Sussex Tech were immediately evacuated after the school recieved a bomb threat at 12:57 p.m. Actually, we weren’t evacuated until 1:45 p.m., 45 minutes after the bomb threat. Most bomb threats, of course, are just that - threats. But still, the need to evacuate students immediately is imperative. In this case, Sussex Tech administration failed. Andrew Bell
Sussex Tech student
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the call was received through our dispatch center in Georgetown at 12:57 p.m. and not the school directly. As soon as the call is received, it has a series of steps before anyone would be evacuated. A patrol unit would have to be dispatched to the school, which in this case did not arrive until 1:16 p.m. Again, the lengthy delay would be where the closest car is coming from. The notification of the threat would come through the patrol officer informing the administration in person. From there, the school has the underlining authority to begin a search and evacuation of the building. No radio transmissions would be made from our officers on scene just in case there was some sort of device that could detonate through a radio frequency. Therefore, we have no actual time of when the students were removed from the building. In the case of my release, it states “Students and faculty were immediately evacuated from the school during the search.” This would mean that as soon as the administration advised they would want a search conducted, the students and faculty were removed from the building. Gary Fournier
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My sincere apologies
A recent survey I sent to constituents, as well as a posting on my website, contained incorrect information about when my monthly “Short Coffee Break” meetings are held. The error resulted in a number of people showing up for an event I failed to attend. It was an inadvertent mistake, but it should have been caught before the survey was mailed and I take full responsibility for it. To the people I inconvenienced, I deeply apologize. The “Short Coffee Break” meetings are intended to give residents of the 39th District a convenient chance to speak with me over a free cup of coffee. They are held the fourth Friday of each month, between 8 and 9 a.m., in the back room of Pizza King in Seaford. The restaurant can be reached at 629-6003. My next meeting will take place on Friday, April 23. This letter is also being posted on the home page of my website, www.repdannyshort.com. Danny Short
State Representative, Seaford
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Thank you for supporting scouts
I would like to thank those of you in our community who came out recently to support our Cub Scout pancake breakfast. Laurel’s Pack 90 has been working diligently to raise funds for the purchase of a Pinewood Derby Race Track. We are almost in sight of our goal, and with the help from our community and support from local businesses like Carey’s Garage, Allen’s and others, we will hopefully be racing those pinewood cars very soon. On a side note, I would like to say that scouting has personally helped shape me into the man that I am today. If it was possible, I would go back and thank my former den mother (Bernadine Larrimore) for the time she vested in me as a Cub Scout. She has since passed on. However, I have had the opportunity to go back and thank Allen Evans and George Weeks who also invested their time and efforts into a bunch of young boys many years ago, five of whom continued on to the rank of Eagle Scout. The values and morales that are so strongly routed in scouting have helped form me into what I hope is a desirable role model and leader for today’s generation of scouts. This year is the 100th anniversary of scouting, and to all those who have served scouting, I say thank you. You may never know how much your investment has meant to a young boy starting his way in life, but I can bet most scouts can remember the names of those who helped to start them on their way. Thank you again for your support. Eagle Scout Clifford Alpert
Assistant Cub Master, Laurel Pack 90
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My name is Michael Tedesco and I am a registered nurse. I have worked in the healthcare industry for all of my adult life. I am currently running a grassroots campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate in the State of Delaware. I am a write-in candidate but am working on getting the required number of signatures to be placed on the ballot. I am the proverbial David battling the Goliath that is the U.S. political system. To reach me, email miket66usa@netscape. net. Michael Tedesco
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MORNING STAR • ApRIl 1 - 7, 2010
Carper in support of U.S. Postal Service’s decisions to cut costs
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate subcommittee with oversight authority over the U.S. Postal Service, issued the following statement in support of the Postal Service’s proposals to reduce costs and streamline operations while protecting universal service:
By US Sen. Tom Carper As Postmaster General Potter pointed out, the Postal Service will need to make significant, strategic changes to its operations in the coming months and years in order to maintain universal service and to provide the products and services so many Americans depend on. In light of the serious financial challenges facing the Postal Service, Postal management must be allowed to make the business decisions they need to stay competitive and viable in the years to come. As we have seen, it is not productive for Congress to act like a 535-member board of directors and constantly second guess these necessary changes. The Postmaster General has already shown that by making smart decisions like last year’s efforts to dramatically cut costs, or the popular flat rate box promotion - the Postal Service can save money and still provide valuable services. These are positive first steps but more work remains to stave off the massive deficits that are projected to bankrupt the Postal Service. Postal management, Postal workers and consumers will need to work together to implement these common sense measures in order to ensure that the Postal Service remains viable in the 21st Century. As the Postal Service embarks on the tough journey ahead, it is imperative that Congress give Postal management the flexibility they need. Too often over the years, Congress has tied the Postal Service’s hands and prevented it from making the smart business decisions needed. For example, we have prevented the Postal Service from realizing the billions in savings projected from the elimination of Saturday delivery - a difficult step, but one that large majorities of postal customers have said they can accept. We should also use the current crisis to re-evaluate the commercial and pricing freedoms given to the Postal Service. The law in this area was last updated in 2006, but the days ahead give us another opportunity to make certain that Postal management has all of the tools it needs to respond to the changing needs of the mailing public. It is also my hope that the sobering news from Postmaster General Potter finally compels my colleagues to act on legislation I’ve introduced to restructure the Postal Service’s unique and aggressive obligation to pre-pay its future retirees health care obligations. These payments are a major reason for the red ink that has covered the Postal Service’s balance sheets. Congress can no longer afford to stand in the way of the important - yet difficult - business decisions that the Postal Service must now make. I stand ready to work with my colleagues to help facilitate these important changes.
Reduce the debt and put job creation at the top of the list
When households rack up credit card debt, they insure a lower quality of lifestyle in the future. When governments do the same, they are destined for the same outcome. The President needs to form two committees and give them 30 days to come up with some solutions. The first would be a committee to attack the problem of the federal debt. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) suggests a one percent reduction in expenses a year until the budget is balanced. Maybe he should chair such a committee. The second committee would be comprised of small business owners who would work on the job creation issue. Any small business owner handed the amount of money the federal government spent to create (or save) one job, could create 5 to 10 jobs with the same dollars. I hate to see our children and grandchildren have to face a collapse in the economic forces that made this country great. My greatest worry is that no one in authority cares enough to make the hard decisions to turn the economy around.
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