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A NEW SPORT - Speed stackers at North Laurel Elementary are headed to the world competition in Denver. Bottom, from left: Kelsey Jones, Sara Jo Whaley, Morgan Joseph and Gaby Culver. Top: Sharon Hadder and Brittany Woods. The students are sitting in front of a pyramid of stacked cups. See story page 51. Photo by Mike McClure

SHAWLS OF LOVE - Volunteers make soft, cuddly wraps to give to victims of abuse. Page 2 NEW PET KENNEL - Owner says with plenty of outdoor exercise, dogs are content and quiet. Page 5 ANOTHER ANNEXATION - Process to bring Littleton property into town moves forward. Page 17 STARS OF THE WEEK - A Delmar softball player and a Sussex Tech softball player are this week’s Laurel Stars of the Week. Page 45

BIDDING FAREWELL - The funeral procession for Gerald ‘Gump’ Brown Jr., a farmer and long-time member of the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, travels down Eighth Street and under an arch created by the extension ladders from two fire trucks. Leading the procession is Brown’s favorite tractor. The procession is on its way to Laurel Hill Cemetery, where Brown was laid to rest. On right are his uniform, hat and boots, standing empty by the side of the road. Brown, 40, died April 3 after a 4 and 1/2-

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year battle with leukemia. He was the fire department’s Rookie of the Year in 1994 and the Fireman of the Year in 2002. He served as president of the department from 2004

INSIDE THE STAR © Business . . . . . . . . .6 Bulletin Board . . . .26 Church . . . . . . . . .22 Classifieds . . . . . .32 Education . . . . . . .54 Entertainment . . . .30 Gourmet . . . . . . . .21 Health . . . . . . . . . .10 Letters . . . . . . . . . .53 Lynn Parks . . . . . . .9 Mike Barton . . . . . .57 Movies . . . . . . . . . . .7 Obituaries . . . . . . .24

On the Record . . . .18 Opinion . . . . . . . . .58 Pat Murphy . . . . . .20 People . . . . . . . . . .40 Police . . . . . . . . . .39 Snapshots . . . . . . .56 Socials . . . . . . . . .57 Sports . . . . . . . . . .41 Tides . . . . . . . . . . .59 Todd Crofford . . . .23 Tommy Young . . . .44 Tony Windsor . . . .53 Weather . . . . . . . . .59

through 2006. Brown’s obituary appears on page 24. Photos by Pat Murphy

Solar-powered chicken house opens near Laurel By Daniel Richardson Is solar power an economically viable option for poultry farms? Research is under way in Laurel to answer this question. Allen Family Foods’ CEO Charles C. Allen has opened up one of the company’s chicken houses to a team of researchers who will determine the economic impact on farmers of using

solar energy to power heat, air conditioning and lights. Over the next three years, University of Delaware researchers will monitor the farm and record data. Government officials and representatives of the University of Delaware, local environmental agencies and the poultry industry gathered in the pouring rain at the farm for a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, April 4. Speakers,

including UD president David Roselle, Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, U.S. Sen. Thomas Carper and Allen, all said that they are behind this effort. Minner noted that “this is a tremendous opportunity...clearly something our state cannot afford to miss out on.” The cost of energy has been on the rise for the past 12 months in Delaware. According to Carper, Continued on page 4



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Volunteers make shawls to comfort victims of abuse By Lynn R. Parks Since Denise Rogers organized her small cadre of volunteers to make shawls for victims of abuse who seek treatment at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, she has given about 60 shawls to the hospital’s emergency room. And all of those shawls, said Debbie Holbrook, Nanticoke’s director of forensic nursing, have been handed out. “The amount of abuse victims who come through the hospital is tremendous. Tremendous,” said Rogers, who is a nuclear medicine technician at Nanticoke. “In one recent weekend, we gave out 15 shawls. This is our way of giving the victims a hug.” Holbrook said that she gives the shawls to people 15 and older who are victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and elder abuse. “They absolutely appreciate getting them,” she said. “These people may not take the opportunities for counseling that Denise Rogers shows off two shawls, we offer them. They may not follow up one crocheted and one knitted, that volwith a lawyer. They may refuse offers of unteers have made for her Shawls of shelter. But when they have a shawl, they Love program. The program hands out can put it around themselves, cuddle up shawls to victims of domestic, sexual and elder abuse. Photo by Lynn R. and cry. It lets them know that they are Parks part of a larger structure of people who care about them. For your information: “We can’t follow these people home,” To volunteer to make Shawls of Love, she added. “But they do not go home call Denise Rogers, 629-6611 ext. 2385, alone.” 875-4140, or (302) 344-7901. Rogers calls her shawls “Shawls of Love.” Each comes with a tag that reads, know that somebody cares about them, “A hug from us to you.” and there is nothing else they have to do “If you are in a car accident, you will to get that caring.” heal,” she said. “You might have pain, but The shawls are made out of a variety of that’s physical. When materials, Rogers you are abused, you Some are knit‘When you are abused, you suffer said. suffer mental and ted, others are croemotional pain. It is mental and emotional pain. It is cheted, still others great to know that are simply cut out great to know that somebody somebody cares, that from fleece. “It’s not cares.’ somebody underso much what it Denise Rogers stands.” looks like, it’s what Founder, Shawls of Love Rogers said that it means,” Holbrook many victims of said. abuse are made to feel that they are worthRogers, who was a victim of abuse less. Receiving a gift helps them to overwhen she was young, said that making the come that feeling, she said. shawls can be as therapeutic as receiving “It gives them inspiration to not go and one. give up, because they know there are peo“I know that I’m helping somebody ple who understand,” she said. “They get else who endured abuse just like I did,” a gift with no strings attached and they she said. “That is a healing therapy.”

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Kearney lends artistic skills to Cinco De Mayo Nanticoke’s Dinner/Auction is less than a month away and committee members are putting the final touches on what promises to be an evening of fun, spirited bidding, and an experience as guests travel through the borders to Mexico. Presenting sponsor is Delaware National Bank. On Saturday, May 5, the Seaford Golf and Country Club will be transformed into a festive atmosphere, complete with sombreros, maracas, sarapes and piñatas. A finishing touch on the colorful décor will be hand-painted scenes featuring the sites from South of the Border, compliments of Tammy Kearney and her magical paintbrush. Tammy is “almost” a native to Seaford, having spent the last 30 years in the community. Her personality is as captivating as her painting. After her and her husband, Mike, raised their daughter, Brooke, Tammy realized she had some free time on her hands and decided to follow her interest and love for painting. Over the last four years, she has studied under the direction of Nancy LaPrad. Tammy says, “You are never too old to

learn and you don’t know what you can do unless you try!” By having this great “can do” attitude, Tammy not only is an accomplished painter, but for the past couple of years has gladly donated her time and talents to the Nanticoke Hospital Auxiliary. “Anytime we need something decorated Tammy is there to help,” says Auxiliary President Janet Hubbard. “She has transformed plain mirrors into sceneries that are just gorgeous and we are very fortunate to have talented people, such as Tammy as part of our community.” Tammy’s hope for this area is that we try and promote the “Arts” no matter what form they come in. Several of her creations will be on display at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Limited seating still available. Tickets are available for $75 per person. Sponsorship packages are also available. Proceeds from the evening will benefit “The Pegeen and Samantha Pediatric Fund” at the hospital. For further information contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, extension 2404.

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Researchers will study economic benefits of solar power Continued from page 1

Delaware consumes the most amount of energy during the summer months when the tourists arrive and the air conditioning units are used. The rising energy costs affect farmers and consumers in a big way. Chicken houses require precise temperatures, ventilation and lights for birds. Poultry farmers foot the energy bills and rising energy costs mean higher consumer costs. Since Delaware’s largest industry is agriculture, the state has an interest in advancing agricultural technology. The entire cost of the solar energy project at the Portsville Road farm is $500,000, but the Delaware Green Energy Program will give a $250,000 rebate to the project. The true cost of a solar facility would be less because part of the money for this project was spent on the research and monitoring equipment. Other incentives for building a solar facility include federal and state tax credits, renewable energy grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the ability to earn Green Credits. These credits represent the environmental benefit of using renewable energy instead of fossil fuels. The credits can be sold to businesses or individuals who wish to support the use of clean energy. Although the project is mainly about determining the economic viability of solar facilities on the poultry farms, the environmental impact was not lost on the speakers. Delaware Department of Natural

Resources and Environmental Control Secretary John Hughes commented that “this operation takes the place of 101 mature trees.” Trees need carbon dioxide and help to reduce the amount of it in the atmosphere. This is beneficial to the environment because carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. Scientists say that excess greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are causing climate change. This is the first solar powered chicken house in the nation and the state of Delaware is helping to move the agriculture industry in the direction of a more environmentally friendly, renewable type of energy to run its operations. “This is the right thing to do and I’m glad to be here today,” said Hughes. Those participating in the project are Allen Family Foods Inc., the University of Delaware, General Electric, WorldWater and Power Corp., DNREC and the State Department of Agriculture. Power Corp. is responsible for most of the machinery behind the project. The solar facility, known as a photovoltaic system, will generate energy for the chicken house and store excess energy in a battery. The stored surplus will either be used for the facility at a later time or sold to Delmarva Power. Any additional energy needed on the farm will be provided by Delmarva Power. As well as examining the cost of the project, the researchers will test the state by determining how long it takes to get rebates and tax credits from the Delaware

Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, Allen Family Foods CEO Charles ‘Chick’ Allen and state Rep. Robert E. Walls (R-Frederica) walk through the rain after touring a new solar-powered chicken house near Laurel. The chicken house is the first in the nation to run on solar energy. Photo by Daniel Richardson.

Green Energy Fund. Allen had a message for others in the

poultry industry. “Please realize this project is for you,” he said.

Getting ready for the show Lions Club members Bob Jones, left, and Brad Spicer work on the sound system before a recent rehearsal for the annual Lions Club show. The show will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 12, 13 and 14, at Laurel High School. Tickets will be available at the door.

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Dogs at new kennel get plenty of outdoor exercise By Lynn R. Parks Visitors to the Otter Tail Pet Resort, a dog kennel and training facility newlyopened in Delmar, might not know that the kennel could be housing more than a dozen dogs. When a car pulls up, even when the car door slams and the voice of a stranger rings out, there is no barking. That is because, said owner Karen Sullivan Wothers, the dogs are content. “It’s all about giving the dogs plenty of exercise,” she said. “When dogs are physically and mentally challenged, they are glad to go inside and go to sleep. When they have enough exercise, they don’t bark, jump around and carry on.” Otter Tail, named for the thick otter-like tail peculiar to Labrador retrievers, has five outdoor exercise areas. Each is fenced in and is large enough for the dogs to run and play. The inside kennel, with 26 pens, is heated and air conditioned and has pipedin music. Each pen is furnished with a dog bed and is walled off from the pen next to it “so the dogs aren’t staring at each other,” Wothers said. Floors and walls in the pens are coated with epoxy to inhibit bacteria growth. In addition to the kennel, Otter Tail offers dog obedience and training classes, group as well as individual, basic grooming and a puppy day-care program. Wothers is a trained breeder and can perform artificial insemination or monitor an old-fashioned doggy courting and mating. She is also a certified train-

Karen Sullivan Wothers and her champion yellow retriever, Kain. Wothers’ Otter Tail Pet Resort opened last month. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

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Business Ground is broken for ‘Elegant Designs’ By Lynn R. Parks Groundbreaking for Elegant Designs, the latest venture for the Penco Corporation, Seaford, was held last week. The upscale kitchen and bathroom supply retail store and showroom is set to be open by October, said Jeff Peterson, vice president of finances for Penco. “This is a new thing for us, getting into retail,” said Penco president Kent Peterson. The third generation involved in the family-owned plumbing supply business “convinced us it was the right thing to do, just like we convinced our fathers we had good ideas,” he added. “That’s the way it should be.” Penco was established in 1949 by Pete Peterson, Kent’s father and Jeff’s grandfather, and George Sapna, whose son, George III, and grandson, Scott, are also involved in the business. “This will be a premier showcase,” said George Sapna, secretary/treasurer of the business. “This store won’t just have select products,” added Scott Sapna, sales manager. “Visiting here will be an experience for the homeowner.” The 5,300-square foot store will have bathroom and kitchen vi-

PERSONNEL FILE Jessica Schultz joins Broadcreek Realty Connie Covey, Broker, Broadcreek Realty is happy to welcome Jessica Schultz to Broadcreek Realty. Jessica is a Seaford native and a 2004 graduate of Seaford High School. Schultz She attended the real estate licensing course at Delaware Technical & Community College and is a member of the Sussex County Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. In her spare time Jessica enjoys working part-time at the Harley Davidson store in Seaford.

gnettes that will include working plumbing fixtures. “You will be able to see the difference between a $100 shower head and a $500 shower head, instead of us just telling you about it,” Jeff Peterson said. Peterson said that employees at the store will sit down with the architect, designer or homeowner and go over all the building plans, to make sure that they have all the fixtures and parts they need. “We will help them select exactly what they need for their kitchen or bathroom. We will walk them through the entire construction process on a consultant basis, making sure everything is installed correctly.” Elegant Designs is going up at the former site of Halpern Eye Associates, Stein Highway. Halpern Eye has moved into a new building on the Bridgeville Highway, near the Seaford Post Office, and the old Cecil Tull family farmhouse that housed the optometry offices has been demolished. An existing 1,600-square-foot building will be renovated to be part of the showroom. A 3,700-square-foot addition will make the entire store 5,300 square feet. The Seaford City Council approved fi-

Shown at the groundbreaking for Elegant Designs, the latest venture for the Penco Corporation, from left are Kent Peterson and son Jeff, and George Sapna and son Scott. Photo by Lynn Parks

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Delaware Fishing Guide available at 125 locations • Where and when will this year's trout stocking take place? • Does my grandson need a fishing license to fish with me at the pond? • How do I measure a fish to see if it's legal size? • What does a tautog look like? • Should I be concerned about eating fish from this body of water? The completely revised and reformatted 2007 Delaware Fishing Guide can answer all these questions frequently asked by anglers and more, and it's available now at more than 125 fishing license dealers throughout the state, including many hardware stores, sporting goods stores and bait and tackle shops.

You can also pick one up, along with your fishing license and trout stamp, at the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife's main office in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover. Instead of the folded map-style format, the 2007 Guide comes in a handy tackle box-sized, 48-page booklet with an index. "We thought it might be easier. People tended to struggle with the old map style since you basically had to open it up and look for the information you wanted," said Craig Shirey of the Fisheries Section. "And nobody likes to fold a map in the middle of the Bay on a windy day. Plus, we had room for a lot more useful information for anglers in this new format."

Inside are sections including tidal sport fishing, freshwater fishing and general angler’s information. In addition to general fishing regulations, licensing and fee information, a number of new topics are included, such as information on the state’s artificial reef program, invasive species and DNREC's fish consumption advisories. In the center of the guide, anglers will find a foldout, scaled-down version of the familiar fishing map. "Because it's smaller, it's less detailed, but it will give anglers a general idea where each of the access areas are located, including ponds, streams, boat launches and state parks," Shirey said, adding the full color identification guide to

Delaware's most common and sought after fresh and saltwater species can be found on the back of the map. For more information on the 2007 Delaware Fishing Guide or on fishing in the First State, call the Fisheries Section at 302-739-9914. For freshwater information, anglers also may call the section's Smyrna field office at 302-653-2887, or for saltwater information, the Little Creek field office at 302739-4782. Plans call for the 2007 Delaware Fishing Guide to be available online, in printable and downloadable format. For more information, call the Fisheries Section or visit

Adopt-A-Highway’s top group for quarter is announced The Delaware Department of Transportation's (DelDOT) Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) Program announces that the volunteer group, DSWA, which stands for Delaware Solid Waste Authority, is the AAH Group of the Quarter for the period of January-March 2007. DSWA participates in AAH in both Kent and Sussex counties, however this quarter's award reflects litter collected along Rt. 20 from Shortly Road to Trap Pond Road.

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DSWA is a quasi-state agency, which participates in DelDOT's AAH Program out of compassion and need. DSWA understands that roads near landfills are often littered with trash because individuals do not want to pay the dump fees. Since litter/waste removal is a commonality between DSWA and DelDOT, the two partnered together in the Adopt-A-Highway Program. DSWA is the first group from Sussex County to receive the honor of Group of

the Quarter. In January they picked up 50 bags of trash, which was the most for a group in a single outing in the last three months. Then, in February, they were out again, collecting another 33 bags of litter. Being designated as the Group of the Quarter has its privileges. Not only does it make Delaware's roadsides cleaner, safer and healthier for everyone, the group receives public recognition. DelDOT posts a special "thank you" sign under their existing AAH sign, they are featured on Del-






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Shabby chic or not, the shed sure could use some paint This spring will be at least the 10th, perhaps the 15th, that I have YNN ARKS looked out one of the windows overlooking our backyard and said There is a lovely building to no one in particular, “Our shed needs a good coat of paint.” in there longing to get out No one in particular isn’t listening, or has too many other projects and maybe, this summer, to take care of, or maybe is simply its owners will finally find ignoring me in the hopes that my attention will move on to other the time to help it emerge. things. In any case, the shed has not gotten that needed paint and one piece. So my husband and his father this spring, there it still sits, blue-gray cut the thing in half with a chain saw and flaking to plain wood and desperate for brought it here on the back of a truck, one some dressing up. piece at a time. Surprising all of us, per“You can call it shabby chic,” a friend haps no one more than the shed, it sursuggested, trying to make me feel better vived both the cutting and the transport about not having painted it at the end of and stands proudly today, as sturdy as the last summer. And indeed, the old shed day it came here. does have some appeal, with its original Well, almost. Because of the terrible board and batten vertical siding and red metal saltbox roof that my husband put on condition of its paint, some of the siding, two years ago. But when I picture it paint- which my husband thinks is chestnut, is showing signs of age. We must, if we ined the same warm brown as the house, its tend to keep it as the repository of my solid wood door gleaming white and red husband’s collection of stuff that may geraniums blooming in the window box some day come in handy, get it painted. my father-in-law put up for me, I know And so, here we are, at the start of anthat it could be much better. There is a other spring and another painting season. lovely building in there longing to get out There is no reason that I, home most days and maybe, this summer, its owners will with nothing but the computer and the finally find the time to help it emerge. The shed was not here when we moved shadows of editors to keep me company, can’t go out there and apply a few licks of here 25 years ago. Instead, we had out paint each morning. A lick here, a lick back an old pole shed, covered in ugly there, and the shed would soon be covered. corrugated metal. When my husband disOn the other hand, the whole project, mantled it, he found remnants of an even with the help of many, could be completed older shed, its joints put together with in a few hours. A Saturday’s work, with wooden pegs. (It was during that dismantling project that he had an unhappy run-in barbecue and beer at the end. Sounds like a party to me. And if with several wasps, angry that their home friends and family want to make a weekwas being destroyed. I say unhappy beend of it, our old back porch — “Nothing cause he was stung several times, causing holding it up but memory,” my husband him to say words our young daughter had says — could sure use some help. no business hearing, and because all the Come to think of it, the fence needs wasps, whose ancestors perhaps had nested there for more than a century, ended up painting. And by the time this party gets dead. Nothing can be happy when cursing, organized, the lawn will need to be cut and the flowerbeds weeded. Inside, there pain and death are involved.) will be vacuuming and dusting to be done, Our current shed came here after my and the bathrooms will need to be cleaned. husband’s parents decided to add on to Maybe, after nearly 30 years of martheir Greenwood home and realized that riage, I have finally stumbled on the best the outbuilding, one of two in their yard, would be in the way. “Wait!” said my hus- way to manage yard and house. A party with strings attached. BYOB — bring band, always cognizant that people throw away the darnedest things. “Don’t tear that your own brush, broom and bucket. I’ve already invited the shed. It promisdown. We can use it in our yard.” The shed was too large to transport in es to be here.



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Health Do you have the complete picture? By Anthony Policastro, M.D

One of the things that I learned early in my Air Force career is that there are two sides to every story. People do not tend to do things wrong on purpose. There are often very good reasons for their behavior. One example of this is from the book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Steven Covey. He tells the story of a subway ride that he took. A father got on the train with his three sons. They proceeded to run up and down the car. The father did nothing to stop them. Steven Covey decided to speak to the father about controlling his children. That father looked at him and apologized. He explained that he was not quite himself. They had just come from the hospital where his wife had just died. In addition, individuals’ behavior is sometimes not perceived correctly by those around them. Another example one of my daughters scratched her eye one time. Her eye

was painful and tearing. Her sister had to drive her to the hospital because she could not drive. This kind of injury is seen rather emergently in the emergency room. When she arrived there, the person at the front desk recognized the last name. She teasingly told him that if he did not take care of her she would tell her daddy. One of the patients in the waiting room overheard the conversation. When she was taken back to be seen before him, he filed a formal complaint about favoritism. He did not know the full story. He only thought he did. We sometimes act on incomplete information. We sometimes act on misperception. For those reasons we need to look at our actions. We need to know if we have the complete picture. That is true when we are dealing with our spouses. That is true when we are dealing with our children. That is true when we are dealing with those around us. If we act without the full story, it may

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We sometimes act on incomplete information. We sometimes act on misperception. For those reasons we need to look at our actions. result in the wrong action. It also may result in problems with our relationship with those individuals. An example of this took place when I was in South Carolina. One of the local police officers came to my house. He wanted to complain that one of my ambulances had refused to transport a patient. I decided to ask the ambulance attendant what had happened. He explained that the woman had been injured in an auto accident. She wanted her infant to

be transported with her in the ambulance. The ambulance had no infant seat. So he refused to transport the infant without a car seat. The mother refused to go without her infant. So she and the infant went to the hospital in the police car. Whether I would have made the same decision or not was not relevant. The decision was a logical one from the ambulance attendant’s standpoint. If I had told him otherwise, he would not have understood. He would have been unhappy. It was not an incident that was ever likely to happen again. So it would not have made a difference in the long run. I explained that to the police officer. We each face situations like this on a regular basis. How we handle them is up to us. The best way to handle them is to make sure we understand the actions before we react to them. That will allow us to avoid making accusations that are not entirely accurate.

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Ground broken for the Seaford Endoscopy Center Construction has begun on what will be the new Seaford Endoscopy Center located on Fallon Avenue near the new Halpern Eye and Trinity building. The facility, owned by Dr. Bradley P. Mackler, will also house two custom suites available for lease. The purpose of the Endoscopy Center is to provide a facility for performing outpatient gastrointestinal diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The impetus of building this facility comes from the growing trend locally and nationwide for procedures and testing to be done out of the hospital setting. Locally, there are outpatient surgical centers, radiological testing centers, and many physician practices where both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are being done in their offices. The Endoscopy Center will have stateof-the-art equipment and will be staffed by specially trained gastrointestinal nurses and technicians. When completed, the Center will meet all of the patient safety regulations as required for outpatient procedure units and will be fully accredited. All types of outpatient gastrointestinal procedures will be done at the Center including screening colonoscopies, removal of small colon polyps, upper endoscopies, and esophageal dilatations. Patients who have their procedures done at the Center will experience a comfortable, user-friendly environment and continuity of care before, during, and after their procedure. The interior design will provide privacy and promote relaxation for patients and their families in attendance. The overall goal of the Seaford Endoscopy Center will be to provide quality care in a safe, comfortable, and convenient stateof-the-art facility. Dr. Mackler moved to Seaford in 1994 and has had a private practice in gastroenterology here for 13 years. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed a two-year fellowship in Gastroenterology at Montifiore Medical Center in New York City. He is board certified in both Internal

Ground was broken on Friday, April 6, for Seaford Endoscopy Center on Fallon Avenue, Seaford. The facility, owned by Dr. Bradley P. Mackler, will also house two custom suites available for lease. Participating in the ceremony from left are Ashley Snyder, Lisa Chelton and Lin McFarland of the office staff; Dr. Bradley Mackler and his children Andrew and Catherine Mackler and his wife, Joyce Mackler; Seaford Vice Mayor Rhea Shannon; Councilwoman Grace Peterson; Community Bank Delaware vice president Jack Riddle; Robert Boyd, president of Regional Builders, Inc., the construction manager for the project; state Rep. Daniel Short; and Teri Collins, clinical manager. Photo by Daniel Richardson

Medicine and Gastroenterology. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the stomach, liver, and intestines, and performs screening colonoscopies providing comprehensive followup care as needed. Dr. Mackler plans to keep his medical office at its current location on Middleford Road in Seaford. Once the Center opens, he will begin doing most of his outpatient procedures in the center. He will also continue to provide care to hospitalized patients at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital utilizing the endoscopy unit in the hospital. Other gastroenterologists may also utilize the facility for their outpatient procedures. The Endoscopy Center is slated to open in the fall of this year. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday, April 6, at the future site of Seaford Endoscopy. The 11,200-squarefoot-facility located on Fallon Avenue will house a state-of-the-art endoscopy center and two suites available for lease. Owner Dr. Bradley Mackler, his wife Joyce and children Andrew and Catherine, and staff hosted the ceremony. Guests included Robert Boyd, president of Regional Builders, Inc., the construction manager for the project; Community Bank Delaware vice president Jack Riddle, state Rep. Daniel Short, Seaford Vice Mayor Rhea Shannon, and Councilwoman Grace Peterson.

Mark Antos, M.D. Will Be Closing His Practice Effective July 1, 2007 Patients are requested to obtain copies of their medical records.

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Health Bulletins Relay for Life Friendraiser The Western Sussex Relay for Life committee members are busy making preparations for this year's Relay for Life. This year's event will be held on May 18, at the Mears Campus in Seaford. The Relay for Life is an overnight event that helps raise money for the American Cancer Society. If you are interested in receiving information on how to register a team or for further information, contact Mary Catherine Hopkins at 875-7308.

Take steps to end Alzheimers Congratulations to the teams and individual walkers who participated in Memory Walk Rehoboth 2006 raising almost $100,000! On April 16, 2007, the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Individual walkers and team captains are invited to attend and register for Memory Walk Rehoboth 2007 and tour our new office at 109 North Bedford Street in Georgetown. For more information, call 854-9788.

Family Caregiver Training The Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter sponsors The Family Caregiver Education Series four times per year in each of Delaware's three counties. Easter Seals at 22317 N. DuPont Blvd. in Georgetown will host the training on April 26, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This program includes a

Medical Overview; Legal and Financial Issues, Communications, Behaviors and Activities of Daily Living and Community Resources. This training, for family caregivers, is free and lunch will be provided, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call Jamie Magee, 854-9788.

Staying in bed also makes people prone to constipation, since exercise is a natural laxative. The bladder doesn't empty as well when you're flat on your back, so residual urine makes bladder infections more common. And not bearing weight on your bones can lead to osteoporosis as well. Our list wouldn't be complete without mentioning the social isolation and subsequent depression associated with bed rest, which can decrease appetite and motivation to get well. To summarize, bed rest, once thought of as treatment for many illnesses, can actually give you a lot of new problems. For this reason, it's no longer recommended for people to go to bed as often as in the past. For example, it's better for people with back strain to try to keep moving, unless there's serious nerve injury as well. It's now common practice to try to get people up out of bed as soon as possible after surgery. For people who've had to be at bed rest for

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4 BR, 2 BA, home offers 1st flr. w/2 lg. BRs, LR, DR, BA, eat-in Kit., den, sunporch/utility rm. & back porch; 2nd flr. offers 2 lg. BRs, (one BR had add’l space perfect for nursery, sewing rm. or walk-in closet) & BA. Home offers 3 attics, bsmt., AC & new roof. Convenient Location. 542761 Directions: Take RT 20W, turn left on Oak Rd., property on corner of Oak Rd. & Nanticoke St. Hostess: Marla Mcteer

3 BR, 2 BA rancher w/dream kit., DR/den area, LR, sunroom, util. rm., central vacuum, front porch, deck, 2-car garage, det. 16x31 shop/RV bldg., plus 42” riding mower is included. 544483 Directions: Take Alt RT 13N, pass new Seaford Post Office-1st house on right past light. Hostess: Gerry Thomas

Brand New Home, great location. It boasts a huge family rm., lg. walk-in closet, Garden tub, 4” well, arch doors, gas FP, light maple cabinets, A must see for sure! A 23x13 bonus rm. unfinished, new riding mower with a full priced offer, also seller contribution of $2500.00 at closing. Let’s make a deal! MLS #542082 Directions: From Stein Hwy., heading West turn right onto Atlanta Rd. Go about 3 miles and home is on left. Host: Mike Procino

Historic Charm abounds in this well maintained colonial home. Features newer carpet, vinyl floors, windows & appl. Detached 2-Car garage w/workbench & built in shelving. Located just 1 block from school. Take a look!!! MLS #545180 Directions: RT 13N DE 404 to slight left onto S. Main St. in Bridgeville, left on Edgewood St., Right on Laws St., Left on Cedar St., House is on left. House relocated to this location in 1951. Hostess: Sandy Hughes

WOW! Completely remodeled rancher w/super view of the Indian River. Upgrades include new roof, wiring, plumbing, heat, CA, windows, paint, appl. & much more! Finished bsmt. w/heat for a bonus! Very quiet street, close to town & the beach! MLS #543771 Directions: From Seaford, East on RT 20 to 113, Cross over 113 turn left at light on 24. Cross bridge, turn right onto Jersey Rd. Home is on right. Host: Bobby Nibblett

You will never want to leave home! Gorgeous 3 BR, 2 BA home on over 1/2 acre with Cathedral Ceilings, gas FP, heated 16x30 in-ground pool. Front porch and vinyl fencing located in quiet Fleetwood Estates. 542448 Directions: Rt. 20 E to left on Baker Mill Rd. Follow to Fleetwood Estates on left. At stop sign, turn right and home is down on right. Hostess: Donna Neithardt

Custom built home w/open floor plan & all the extras! Bonus Room w/full BA, gourmet Kit. w/granite counters, stainless steel appl., 42” Cabinets, MSTR Suite w/cathedral ceiling, Jacuzzi tub & separate shower. His & Her custom closets, deluxe lighting, plush landscaping & so much more! MLS #545880 Directions: Stein Hwy. West turn right onto Shufelt Rd., turn left into Crestfield, first left, first house on left. Hostess: Carol Crouse

Priced to Sell!!! This 3 BR, 2 BA Class C home features Kit./Dining Rm. combo, w/Central A/C, rear deck for entertaining, storage shed, and a 43” Big Screen TV is included. MLS #542984 Directions: RT 13 N make right onto Cannon Rd., then make left onto Oak Rd., and a left into Glen Circle. Host: Kevin Jefferson

Adorable 3 BR, 2 BA rancher with storage shed. Excellent Condition and ready to move in! Home is only 2 years young with all appliances included. MLS #543868 Directions: RT 13 N, left onto RT 16 West, right onto Duck Creek, left on Cart Branch Circle. House is on left. Hostess: Trina Joyner

Simplicity at its best! Enjoy this rancher w/3 BR, 1 BA featuring a rear screened-in porch, floored attic for extra storage & if that’s not enough, there’s a storage shed outback! All appl’s.. included, especially the Satellite Dish, detached carport, all nicely situated on half an acre. MLS #545843 Directions: Heading South from Seaford on RT 13, turn right onto Oakels Rd., stop sign, turn right onto Seaford Rd. Home is on right. Host: Ray Adkins

A Must See!! Move-in Condition! Unfinished upstairs w/a full staircase from outside, custom window seats w/ bookcases by FP, custom Kit., wraparound porch w/recessed lighting, window candles prewired into windows w/one switch on/off, next to a State Park for lovely walks! MLS #542889 Directions: RT 24 E approx. 5 miles, turn right on Trap Pond Rd., make first left into woods at Trap Pond, follow to end, last house on the left, yellow w/ burgandy shudders. Hostess: Dawn Collins

3 BR, 2 BA, Nearly New, Home Warranty, Seller has Real Estate License. Directions Corner of Main St. & Holloway, Selbyville. Hostess Katie Liller MLS# 544166

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3 BR, 2 BA w/3 seasons room. 12x24 shed with electric. MLS# 546523 Directions RT 24E to Shiloh Church Rd. to Hitch Pond to Shiloh Acres; entrance on left. Host Steve Liller

3 BR, 3 BA, 3 FL, New from foundation to roof. Great MLS# 545633 room design, dual zone HVAC. Directions West on RT 24 becomes Market Street, house on left. Host Conrad Boisvert


3 BR, 2 BA, 2-car garage, new const. All on 3/4 acre. MLS# 547239 Directions RT 13 at Bridgeville, go West on Federalsburg Rd. to Progress School Rd. Host Jimmy Smack

14x80 Single wide, 4 BR, 2 BA on over 3/4 country acre. Well Maintained. MLS# 546955 Directions From Stein Hwy. in Seaford, to Atlanta Rd., corners w/ Dublin Hill Rd. Hostess Tina Moore



✳ APRIL 12 - 18, 2007

Outsiders don’t understand the effort ‘Grease’ took By Fallon Rice Student director, Laurel High School

Athletes play sports for trophies and scholarships. Scholars work to earn high grades and to impress colleges. But what’s really impressive is what the kids in the performing arts department at Laurel High School have done. The students, who recently presented the musical “Grease” under the direction of Kim McManus, Brian Cass, Michelle Keenan and Tom Stetina, poured their hearts and souls into a production that they only had three months to prepare. They didn’t do it for trophies or money, but rather for the pure joy of performing and of being a part of something historic. And for the pleasure of bringing the arts and everything that that entails back to a little town in “slower, lower Delaware.” There is a lot that goes into a production like this. Costume designer, Michelle Keenan, said, “I was very impressed by the extent of dedication from the students. There were many late nights, and a lot of tension, but throughout everything they remained positive and put on something truly amazing. It just really says a lot about the people involved and their level of dedication.” What many people don’t know is the intense rehearsal schedule these students had. Auditions were held, a cast list posted and scripts handed out in early December. Following winter break, practices were held every night for anywhere from two to

four hours, five nights a week, until opening night. During school, the students practiced in their own classes, in the “auditorium,” or at lunch, or helped with building the set or some other aspect of preparation. The hardest and most tiring week for the performers was the week before their first public performance. With a three-hour practice Monday night, two shows Tuesday, practice until after 11 p.m. Tuesday and their first public show Thursday night, everyone was relieved to have a day off from school on Wednesday due to snow. Besides exhaustive practices, the entire set was also built from the ground up by students. Counting the cast, well over 100 students were involved in the production of this musical in one form or another. Teacher Laura Sapovits, was quite proud of all the hard work her desktop publishing classes put into making the posters, tickets and preview night invitations. “They really enjoyed it; finding the artwork while avoiding violating any copyright laws provided them with a challenge that they willingly rose to,” she said. “It was a nice way to involve the business classes and I’d like to thank [director] Cass for that.” Sapovits wasn’t the only one impressed. Laurel Mayor John Schwed said that he was quite impressed with the entire production. “It demonstrated a lot of spirit and enthusiasm and exhibited a lot of talent,” he said. “It was a great event for our community that everyone seemed to enjoy and I hope that this will bring a more posi-

Members of the cast of ‘Grease’ take a bow. File photo by Pat Murphy

tive outlook to the performing arts department and get the ball rolling for some improvements in that area with some attention from the school board.” In regard to the set construction, these students, under the tutelage of director Cass, managed to make the most out of a very limited space in what has passed for an auditorium for far too long — the room also happens to be the home of the concert and jazz bands, percussion class, music theory class, broadcasting class, theater class, and music technology class. So what else did it take to make “Grease” possible? Besides rehearsals and set design and construction, ads were sold and posters and tickets were designed and made. Costumes were designed and made, songs and lines were memorized, scripts rented, royalties paid, the local paper was notified and announcements made at

school. After auditions, not one but two casts were constructed. Personalities had to be balanced to avoid conflicts within a group of high school teens. Performances had to be perfected, including choreography, singing and acting. Nothing about this production was easy, from the students’ auditions and deciding on the cast to putting together the first musical this town has seen in more than 20 years. In the end, “Grease” cost the LHS drama club more than $5,000. The total profit was just over $2,000. The club plans to use the money to fund a trip to Cleveland, Ohio, in June of this year. For the students and the directors, the true benefit was not the money, but what they accomplished. None of them, or anyone who saw the play, will ever forget the achievements of everyone involved.

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Town one step closer to annexing Littleton property By Tony E. Windsor Once again Laurel is reviewing plans for another annexation. The town council will decide whether property on 10th Street will become part of the town. During a recent council meeting, Laurel Annexation Committee chairman Councilman Chris Calio presented a report on behalf of his committee regarding the property, which is owned by Craig and Juanita Littleton. The property is near the site of the Littletons’ family business, W.C. Littleton & Sons, and traditionally has been used as a “tractor graveyard.” It will be cleaned up as part of potential development plans. Calio said the Annexation Committee met in March to discuss the annexation request. He said the property meets the criteria for annexation as it is contiguous to the town. Portions of the Littletons’ properties are already within town limits. Calio said the Laurel Police Department and Laurel Volunteer Fire Department are already emergency first responders for the property. He also said that

both the Sussex County Office of Planning and Zoning and the State Planning Office approve the annexation of the Littleton property. The town’s engineering firm, George, Miles & Buhr, has also weighed in on the annexation request, saying that it would not create a capacity issue with the municipal water treatment plant. Judy Schwartz, GMB engineer, advised that the treatment plant can handle whatever capacity is generated by the property being developed. But she added that it is possible that the town’s water system may need to be upgraded, a cost that would be the responsibility of the property’s developer. Calio said that the property was originally requested for annexation for the construction of residential town houses. However, the State Planning Office has said that according to the town’s zoning ordinances, the property would have to be annexed with light industrial zoning. Before a town house project could be proposed for the property, its zoning would have to be changed from light industrial to residential.

A portion of Oak Street to be closed By Tony E. Windsor An exchange of properties between the town of Laurel and a local economical development non-profit organization has worked as a “win-win” for both parties, according to members of the town council. The council recently approved a request to close a portion of Oak Street between Front Street and Broad Creek. The approval came during Monday’s council meeting, after a second and final reading of the ordinance. The approval means that the Laurel Redevelopment Corporation (LRC), a grassroots nonprofit organization that has championed several major community development projects, including the development of the commercial district known as Laurel Town, can develop the creekside property on which the street sits. According to Councilman Don Phillips, a former member of the LRC, discussion about the exchange of properties came about as the result of an emergency situation that occurred about three years ago. Phillips explained that an underwater pipe which carried sewage from one side of Broad Creek to the other side and the municipal wastewater treatment plant sprang a leak. The town was able to get a state grant

which paid for replacing the pipe with a larger pipe under the river. However, the town needed to install a pumping station to pump the sewage from one side of the creek to the other. The LRC owned a parcel known as the former Sharp Gas property. The LRC was willing to give the town a portion of this property to install a pumping station. In exchange, the town offered the LRC a “same size” portion of town-owned property along Broad Creek at Oak Street. The LRC then requested that a section of Oak Street be closed. Phillips abstained from voting on the measure due to his former association with the LRC. Council president Terry Wright expressed her appreciation to the LRC for making the property available to the town for the installation of the pumping station. “I want to thank the LRC for having that piece of property available to the town,” she said. “It would have meant major problems for the town if this property had not been available to us.” Mayor John Shwed said this represented a good example of how local organizations can work with the town to develop a “winwin” situation.

The Annexation Committee said the property as it stands will generate about $1,316 in annual property tax revenue. Development of the property would mean increased taxes, as well as permit fees and utility impact and connection fees. The Annexation Committee

voted unanimously to recommend annexation of the Littleton property. The town council passed a resolution to bring the Littleton property annexation request to a public hearing for a first reading at a future council meeting. In supporting the annexation

resolution, Councilman Donald Phillips applauded the Littletons for “stepping forward” to help beautify the town of Laurel. “That property has been storage for old tractors and parts and now it will be cleared and become a source of beautification for the community,” he said.


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On the Record Building Permits • Lotoya T. Byrd, Pine Bluff, Lot No. C11, Nanticoke Hundred, Dwelling, $90,300 • William C. and Faith A. Champlin, S/Route 500, Little Creek Hundred, 2 Poultry Houses, $316,800 • Jeffrey B. and Sandra K. Sprouse, Nero Acres, Lot No. 16, Little Creek Hundred, Bedroom/Bath/Office, $44,880 • Ricky R. Absher, SW/Route No. 462, NW/Route 72, Little Creek Hundred, Pole Building, $24,960 • BT Real Estate LLC, N/Rd. No. 553, Lot No. 4, Seaford Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $139,496 • C. E. Rupert Smith, III, Smithfield, Lot No. 3, Baltimore Hundred, Townhouse Unit Nos. 1-6, $1,100,000 • Arvin K. and Linda J. Noel, The Cove, Phase I, Lot No. 67, North West Fork Hundred, Deck, $41,650 • Douglas F. Jr. and Cynthia Walsh, NE/Rd. No. 479A, 580' SE/Rd. No. 479, Broad Creek Hundred, First Mod. Front Porch, $105,404 • B and B Realty LLC, Mullen Community Park, Lot No. 3, Section II, Seaford Hundred, Medical Office, $310,350 • Dave Bailey and Sons, Inc., Southerly Right-of-Way of Route No. 18, Seaford Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $79,520

Marraige Licenses Sussex County Clerk of the Peace George Parish announces the following couples have obtained marriage licenses: Kfier Lasre, Berlin, Md. to Kara L. Murphy, Laurel

Charles Edward Moor, Laurel to April Kristine Briddle, Delmar Jeffrey Lester Adams, Greenwood to Starlyn Marcel Adams, Greenwood John T L. Brown, Bridgeville to Dana Leigh Workman, Bridgeville John W. Reed, Jr., Bridgeville to Mary F. Andrew, Bridgeville William Burnell BeMiller, Bridgeville to Katherine M. James, Bridgeville Brian K. Calloway, Laurel to Diane Maria Van Den Meydenberg, Laurel Kenneth C. Tull, Jr., Seaford to Kelley Lila Stokley, Seaford

Deeds • 11/02/06, Bay Rose Homes, LLC to Rosemark Designbuild, LLC, Lot Nos. 56, 60, and 74, parcels, Indian River Hundred, $995,000 • 10/27/06, Benjamin Lee Moore to Michelle E. West, Lot No. 7, Lands of Benjamin Lee Moore, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $40,000 • 10/30/06, Earth Movers, Inc. to Sussex Sand and Gravel, Inc., three parcels, Nanticoke Hundred, $135,396 • 10/23/06, Rosalie A. O'Bier to Robert C. and Sandra J. Hill, parcel, Nanticoke Hundred, $190,000 • 10/31/06, James W. and Karen M. Clagg to Jay S. Mood, parcel, Town of Bridgeville, Nanticoke Hundred, $12,000 • 11/01/06, Green Briar, Inc. to William Dailey and Lynda Stevens, Lot No. 7, Green Briar, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $105,000 • 11/01/06, Mark J. Carter to John T.

Fahlbusch, parcel, Broad Creek Hundred, $64,000 • 10/31/06, Daniel L. and Susan P. Voss to H. Gordon and Nancy S. Hunt, parcel, Northwest Fork Hundred, $50,000 • 10/27/06, J. Stephen and Judith M. Duerr to John R. Grespin, Trustee of Barbara J. Grespin Living Trust and Barbara J. Grespin, Trustee, Unit No. 23, Building C, Watergate, Tower Shores Development, condos, Baltimore Hundred, $705,000 • 10/31/06, Brookfield Heritage Shores, LLC to John D. and Sharon Collins, Lot No. 96, Phase I, Heritage Shores, Town of Bridgeville, subdivision, Northwest Fork

Hundred, $401,745 • 10/31/06, Carla E. Rickards, Raphaela L. Sloan, f/k/a Betty Lou Keeney, William Hall Ward, Ernest Paul Timmons, Susan Virginia MacIntire, Henry Alton Timmons, Frank David Timmons, and Liberty Elizabeth Timmons to Nanticoke Investments, LLC, Lot Nos. 19-20, Green Acres, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $35,000 • 10/30/06, Jardevtan Corporation to Brian W. Cook, parcel, Northwest Fork Hundred, $181,450 • 10/31/06, U. S. Home Corporation to William Doyle Riley, Lot No. 59, The Hamlet at Dirickson Pond, subdivision, Baltimore

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• 10/31/06, Shawn M. and Barbara M. Sylvia to Cory A. and Marion C. Binkoski, parcel, Town of Laurel, Broad Creek Hundred, $158,000 • 11/01/06, Christopher P. and Renee D. Benjamin to Samuel Gillespie, parcel, Town of Seaford, Seaford Hundred, $140,000 • 04/17/05, Harvey M. Booth, III, Trustee to Millville Town Center, LLC, parcel, Baltimore Hundred, $1,500,000 • 10/27/06, Joseph and Stephanie Burke to Edwin T. and Leila R. Engman, Unit, Phase II, Bethany Marina Townhouses, condos, Baltimore Hundred, $550,000 • 11/06/06, Miller and Smith Homes at the Peninsula LLC to John R. and Linda C. Kurpjuweit, Unit No. 21, Phase 8.2, The Veranda, The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay, condos, Indian River Hundred, $902,245 • 10/27/06, U.S. Home Corporation to Raymond F. Jr. and Elizabeth W. Coakley, Lot No. 122, Phase I, Heritage Shores, Town of Bridgeville, subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $320,690 • 10/30/06, U.S. Home Corporation to Christopher A. and Patricia A. Morton, Lot No. 47, The Hamlet at Dirickson Pond, subdivision, Baltimore Hundred, $670,990 • 10/27/06, U.S. Home Corporation by Larry M. Weaver, Controller to Judith A. Martin, Lot No. 413, Phase II, Heritage Shores, Town of Bridgeville, subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $184,990 • 10/30/06, U.S. Home Corporation to Muriel K. Waite, Lot No. 366, Phase II, Heritage Shores, Town of Bridgeville, subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $169,990 • 10/27/06, U.S. Home Corporation to Joseph M. and Deborah N. Bevando, Lot No. 55, The Hamlet at Dirickson Pond, subdivision, Baltimore Hundred, $659,140

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✳ APRIL 12 - 18, 2007

Town says goodbye to beloved firefighter and farmer Brian Whaley is the "Mark Twain" of the Laurel Fire DepartAT URPHY ment and perhaps he speaks from his heart as well as anyone around. It had to have been hard So it was as he addressed a room full of mourners at the funeral for for him to have been shut one of Laurel’s most beloved firedown for more than four men, Gerald W. Brown Jr., at the years of his life and unLaurel Fire Hall on Saturday, April 7. able to be active like he Brian unraveled the mystery of loved to be. how Gerry became known as "Gump" to the assembly, and offered insight into Gump's life of dedication firefighters' youngsters as “firehouse brats." To this day this family is a part of to the Laurel Fire Department. Gump passed away on April 3, after a courageous the great tradition and family of the Laurel and heroic four-and-a-half-year battle with Fire Department. Gerry not only served, but took on leukemia. He was only 40 years old, leadership roles. In 2002, he was named which means he had fought the battle Firefighter of the Year. Deanna and Gump since he was 36, and fight it he did, as close friend Tim Walker and Gump's fami- must have shared many funny moments, like when he came home after the shirt ly will tell you. Brian and fellow fireman started calling factory fire several years ago and told her, "Boy, that was a hot fire." Gerry, “ Gump”, after the movie, “Forrest "Is there any other kind?” she fired Gump,” came out. Like Forrest, Gerry had back. that slow, easy way of explaining things From 2004 through 2006, Gerry was and in Brian's words, "He could light up a president of the Laurel Fire Department, room by his presence." even though he was a person who always The family farm was Gump’s occupawanted to be in the background. He was tion and, as in all his endeavors, he went also involved with Cindy and Mike about his farming with much enthusiasm. Matthews in their haunted house in SalisHe joined the Laurel Fire Department in 1993 and was voted Rookie of The Year bury. He just had to be busy all the time. It in 1994. The department quickly became a had to have been hard for him to have been shut down for more than four years family affair when Gump's wife, Deanna, of his life and unable to be active like he became a valued member of the auxiliary. loved to be. Their son, Dale, also spent a lot of time at Yes, Gump in his true style could light the fire hall. Brian described him and all





up your life. He and Brian Whaley started the Chief Stirrer Award for the fire department. It was given away every year at the department’s banquet and both Gerry and Whaley should have at least shared honorable mention each year themselves. The obituary for Gump read that he would have a full firefighter’s funeral — and he certainly did. What a great fraternity of community caretakers they are and it is evident they are truly going to miss Gump. I don’t know who said it — maybe it was Pastor Kevin English or maybe it was Gerry's mom, Maralene Givens — but someone said, "We can see in Gump just how precious life can be." I know it was his mother who said, "Gerry worked so hard just to come home, and now he has." Gump’s dedication to his department is an example for firemen everywhere. We all shall miss him, of that I'm sure. The Laurel Lions Club's annual show is this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the

high school. Haven't got your tickets yet? No problem, they are available at businesses throughout Laurel and will be available at the door. This year's theme is "Viva Las Vegas." I really think the award in The Star’s sports section titled, "Athlete of the Week" should go to the "Ben Gay Bunch," former stars of Laurel football who showcased their talent last week on the football field. Dale Boyce, John Dules and several others were making determined runs. How about Coach Schollenberger being named the top Delaware Coach for the last 75 years? The timing was good with the Alumni function going on. Ben Sirman, who recommended Coach Schollenberger, was extremely proud, as were all his former athletes. See ya!

Soil tests for farmers available The Sussex Conservation District is offering its Pre-Sidedress Nitrogen Testing (PSNT) Program for manured soils to corn growers in Sussex County. Soil samples for testing must be taken when the corn is between 6 and 12 inches in height, and before any additional nitrogen is applied. District planners will take up to five samples.

Any additional samples may be taken by the landowners, and will be processed at no additional charge. Samples must be immediately put in a cooler with a cold pack to ensure accurate results. Test results are normally available within 24 hours. When the time is right, farmers can call 856-3990, ext. 3, and to get the results of the test.



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✳ APRIL 12 - 18, 2007


“Your Satisfaction is Our Goal”

Upgrading a classic soup and sandwich combination The Food Network is not about to be outdone when it comes to awards ceremonies. This Sunday, its first annual prize presentation will air with the usual network flair, hosted by the irrepressible Emeril Lagasse. A Humanitarian of the Year will be named and a scholarship to the Culinary Institute of America will be awarded, but it’s the quirkier prizes that promise to be the most entertaining. The Best Ballpark Eats (Philly and Baltimore are two nominees) will be recognized. Will the rising city with the fastest growing food scene be Minneapolis or one of the two Portlands — Oregon or Maine? Will the artist who creates produce portraits, the one who sculpts in Jell-O, or the guy who paints on tacos go home with a trophy? The technology award might be presented to the oven that can be programmed from your cell phone and the fast food with character nod might go to the burger joint that created the Blackened Blue – a beer burger with Cajun spices, blue cheese, marinated tomatoes and caramelized onions. By far my favorite category is the people’s choice for Favorite Food Combo. It would be difficult for me to choose from mac and cheese, meatloaf and mashed potatoes, cookies and milk or tomato soup with grilled cheese but I think this last one would get my vote. Dunking an ordinary grilled cheese sandwich into a mundane bowl of canned tomato soup results in something that’s bigger than both of them. Bobby Flay’s version below takes the pair to new heights. Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup Serves 4. If you feel guilty about using heavy cream, substitute 2-percent milk. 10 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise, seeds removed 1/4 cup olive oil, divided 6 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 Spanish onion, diced 1 carrot, diced 3 cups vegetable stock 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme 1 and 1⁄2 cups heavy cream Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place tomatoes in a large baking dish and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, sprin-


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CHURCH BULLETINS Grace UMC hosts No Name Band

Portsville UMC hosts "Revived"

The No Name Band will be at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, Georgetown, on Friday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Everett Warrington at 302-337-7198.

Portsville United Methodist Church, Dogwood Lane and Portsville Road, Laurel, is hosting the southern gospel music group, "Revived," Sunday evening, April 15, at 7 p.m. This group consists of four men with Norman Oats, lead singer. All are welcome.

St. Luke's yard sale April 14 St. Luke's Episcopal Church will sponsor the first in a series of yard sales to benefit the church. The first sale is Saturday, April 14, at 35 Read St., Martin Farms in Seaford. Many great items will be for sale.

Centenary Church Dinner April 14 Centenary UM Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will host an all you can eat chicken/dumpling dinner on Saturday, April 14th, 4-7 p.m. Cost is adults, $8; children, $4; (under six years of age are free). The dinner is sponsored by the United Methodist Women.

Latin Mass April 15 A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on April 15. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.

Spring Sing April 15 Seaford Church of Christ, 20989 Sussex Highway, will have a Spring Sing Sunday, April 15, at 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments to follow. For more information, call 629-6206.

Native American Ministry Sunday On Sunday, April 15 at 4 p.m., Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, will be observing Native American Ministry Sunday. The Rev. George Fisher Sr., along with his choir and congregation from Friendship United Methodist Church, Lewes, will be our special guests. Join us in celebrating the rich heritage of the Native Americans in the life of our church. Free will offering - Native American meal will be served. For more information, call 629-9799. The Rev. Baron N. Hopkins, Sr. is the pastor.

Wycliffe associates' meeting Diolia Diesto-Galorport will share stories of her experience, as a Bible translator and public nurse to the people of the Philippines, at a Wycliffe Associates' banquet at Salisbury, Md. Ramada Inn on Friday, April 13, 7 p.m. For complimentary tickets to this special event, call 1-800-475-1062.

The Rev. Lloyd Abbott to speak The Rev. Lloyd Abbott will be conducting a revival at the Victory Tabernacle Church of God of Laurel, from Sunday, April 15 to Wednesday, April 18. Service

times will be 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The Rev. Abbott is a native of the Eastern Shore, having lived here and pastored in Federalsburg, Md. There will be special singing and anointed preaching at each service. Everyone is invited. Victory is located on Alt.13 two miles north of Laurel. Call Pastor Stacey Johnson at (302) 877-0443 for more information.

St. John's host dinner April 21 St. John's Methodist Men's Group is having a chicken and dumpling dinner in the Fellowship Hall Saturday, April 21. Call Jim Thompson at 629-3711 for tickets or call the church office. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children.

Union UMC Indoor Yard Sale April 21 Huge indoor yard sale in the Fellowship Hall of Union United Methodist Church located at 2 North Laws Street, Bridgeville on Saturday, April 21, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Too many "treasures" to list. For more information call the church office at 337-7409.

Church-Hymn sing Galestown United Methodist Church will have a hymn sing Sunday, April 29 at 2 P.M. featuring The Lights of Home and Randy Marine. There will be an afternoon of song, praise and fellowship. A buffet style hot meal will be held immediately following the service.

Benefit for needy families April 21 A yard and bake sale, will be on Saturday, April 21, beginning at 7 a.m., at

Bethel Worship Center, Rt. 13, 1-1/2 miles north of Wal-Mart at Ginger Lane, across from Burton's Chrysler, Seaford. Scrapple sandwiches, hot dogs and drinks available. Information call 628-4240, or 629-7118. All proceeds go to help needy families.

Trinity U.M. Church Gospel Concert Trinity United Methodist Church in Laurel will host a Gospel Concert on Saturday, May 5, at 6 p.m. featuring, Jerry Jones, Kings Ambassadors, Cassandra Abbott and Tammy Bradford. Food and drinks will be available. For further information call 841-7589.

Prayer Room Open to Public Concord United Methodist Church invites the community to visit their "Interactive Prayer Room" which will be open from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. now through Friday, April 13. Concord UMC is located at 25322 Church Road (Route 20A, just off Concord Road 20, east of Seaford). For more information contact Rev. Diane Melson at 628-8114.

Concord U.M. Gospel concert There will be a Gospel concert at Concord United Methodist on Sunday, April 15th at 2 p.m. The concert will feature Cassandra Abbott from Deal Island, Md., Joe Dawson and Frank Silva. A Beef & Dumpling will follow the concert in the church Community Building. Concord United Methodist Church is located just off Rt. 20, east of Seaford @ 25322 Church Rd., Seaford. More Church news on page 52

DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Trap Pond, CHURCH NearLaurel, Del. 875-7715 Sun. School 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Pastor Tina Whaley

“A caring church, a giving church, a sharing church; showing love, warmth and friendship to all.”

St. John’s United Methodist Church Pine & Poplar Sts., Seaford 302-629-9466 Web site: E-mail: NURSERY & HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

SUNDAY WORSHIP 8:30 & 11:15 am Traditional 9:45 Sunday School 9:50 am Contemporary Come as you are… and be transformed in the love of Christ!

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1010 S. Central Ave., Laurel Phone: 875-7748 Donny Weimar, Minister Worship Services: Sunday 10 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Bible Study: Sun. 9:00 a.m.; Wed. 7:00 p.m. In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity

CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE Rev. Fred Duncan Church: 875-4233 Parsonage: 875-3398 Sunday Services: 8:30am Praise 9:30am Sunday School,11am Worship


St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & Old Christ Church 600 S. Central Ave., P.O. Box 293 Laurel, DE 19956 ~ (302) 875-3644 Rev. Rita B. Nelson, Rector Holy Eucharist with Healing and Church School ~ Sunday @ 9:30 am

Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching Youth Group Sunday Night 7 pm

Worship 11 a.m. • Sun. School 10:00 a.m. Wed. Night 7:00 p.m. • Sun. Night 7:00 p.m. Located on Bethel Road between the Dual & Alt. 13 For info call: 629-3674 or 875-2915 Sr. Pastor Roland Tice

HARVEST CHRISTIAN CHURCH “Heart Felt Praise” Relevant Bible Teaching Children’s Ministry Midweek Bible Study Tom Birowski, Pastor Seaford, Del. • 628-7771 94 Walnut St. Laurel, DE 19956

875-7873 “A Place to Belong” SUNDAY WEDNESDAY Underground Family Worship (7-12 grade) 6:15 p.m. 10:45 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Prayer Team ‘The Table’ God’s Big Back Yard (last Wed. of mo) 7:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m.

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MORNING STAR ✳ APRIL 12 - 18, 2007


Come Home Speaker Pelosi By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church


I’m thinking about leaving For hundreds of years we for Syria this week. I don't know, it just seems like have recognized as a namaybe I should go over and tion that our national and give my opinion on our current foreign policy. Why not? international leader is our Nancy Pelosi did... and she President. shouldn’t have. Seldom have I been as sadlevels right now that endanger the dened concerning partisan politics future of our political system and as I was when our current Democweaken the stance of our country ratic Speaker of the House decided around the world. The blind fury at to take matters into her own hands the President’s legitimate powers and go visit the terrorist state of has driven some congressional Syria. It shows that the current members to look for any and every mentality of the Democrats in congress is to undermine our President tactic to undercut him. Congress claims to have this wherever and whenever they can. great desire to “support the troops” For hundreds of years we have but finds ways to add millions in recognized as a nation that our national and international leader is our localized pork to a bill while refusing funds to the troops without prePresident. In the past there have been Presi- determined withdrawal dates. Since Pelosi seems to believe she dents who I was embarrassed to is so multiply talented, maybe she think they represented me, but I never rooted for the opposing party should go ahead and stop by Iraq to to bypass their authority and go af- run the war while she is over there. While in Syria, speaker Pelosi ter their own independent foreign took the liberty of commenting on policy objectives while traveling the Israel-Palestinian quarrel as abroad. I remember when President Clin- well. Her comments were so erroneous that the Prime Minister of Iston bombed a factory in Sudan in rael had to come out and set the 1998 that he believed was being record straight. used by Osama Bin Laden. I guess speaker Pelosi figures she Bin Laden had just launched attacks on two US embassies and this can do the president’s job, the Iraqi commander’s job and the Israeli was an effort at retaliating and Prime Minister’s job all at once. hamstringing some of his operaForgive me if I sound angry, but tions. freedom of speech and the right of As it turned out, it was an aspirin the opposing party to dissent is factory we destroyed. No one in something we hold dearly here at the United States felt particularly proud at that moment, but we didn’t home, but when we are in internasend out the opposing political par- tional circles, like any nation, we need a united front. ty to send divergent messages. If you and I can understand that, Your leader is your leader. He is certain speaker Pelosi should be rightfully elected and when it comes to foreign policy, as a people able to as well. we follow him even if we have to The Rev. Crofford is Senior Pastor swallow hard every now and then. at Laurel Wesleyan Church. You may The hatred and vitriol toward email President Bush is at over-the-top


Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor SUNDAY WEDNESDAY 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.

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Passing on God’s Love and Grace in Laurel, Delmar & Surrounding Area United Methodist Churches

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Mt. Pleasant Rd. 9:30,11:30..10:15 Pastor Barbara Auer


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The Atlanta Road Alliance Church 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 • Rev. Edward Laremore • Rev. Andrew Kerr SUNDAY WEDNESDAY 8:30 Worship 6:45 Pioneer Clubs (age 3 9:45 Sunday School thru grade 6) & Divorce Care® 11:00 Worship/Kids Church 7:00 Prayer Service & Youth 7:00 Evening Service Group (grades 7-12)

To Come! Revelation 2 ime 2:1 T The Ark 7 It's Seaford Wesleyan Church

17 W. Market St., Greenwood, DE 302349-9420 Pastors Joseph & Yvonne Dixon WORSHIP SERVICE: SUN. 11 AM BIBLE STUDY: WED. 7:30 PM

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Sailor’s Bethel United Methodist Church Bethel, DE Pastor Arthur Smith III Sunday School - 10 am Worship - 11:15 am Nursery Provided office 875-3628

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby, Rector

Sunday School - all ages 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Rainbow Day Care / Pre-School Rt. 13 South, Seaford, DE 302-628-1020

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Serving Christ in the Heart of Seaford since 1830

Holy Eucharist: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Forum: 10:30 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. Front & King St., Seaford, DE 629-7979

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N. Dual 13, P.O. Box 783, Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-6206 Evangelist - Anthony Melakian - 629-3633 Elder - Don Birch - 629-8949 Elder - Ron Russell - 629-6033 Sunday School 10a.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

Laurel Wesleyan Church

The Gift of His Love

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. Thomas Gross • 302-629-4458

Rt. 13A, Just North of Laurel Sunday School - 9:30 Worship - 9:00 & 11:00 Sunday Evening Worship and Children’s Ministries 6 p.m. Wednesday Youth Ministries 6:30 p.m. Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Todd Crofford Assistant Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor/Youth: Sue Boyce Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey

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OBITUARIES Gerald W. Brown, Jr., 40 Gerald W. "Gump" Brown, Jr. of Laurel passed away on Tuesday April 3, 2007 after fighting a courageous four-and half-year battle against ALL, a form of Leukemia. Gerry was a 1984 graduate of Laurel High Gerald Brown School, where he was very active in the Local FFA Chapter winning many awards and traveling to regional and national competitions. He enjoyed outdoor activities such as, hunting, fishing, dirt- track racing, NASCAR, mud-hopping in Fruitland, or just plain getting dirty in the fields or shop. Every year he looked forward to planning, building and "playing" with his Nightmare Productions friends at the haunted house attraction in Salisbury. He was also involved in Laurel Chamber of Commerce by participating in the July 4th events and Christmas Parades. For the past 10 years, he has been selfemployed with the family farming operation, H. Wayne Givens & Sons, LLC. along with his dad Wayne and brother Rob. Prior to farming, Gerry worked for Joseph C. O'Neal Auction, Bargain Bill's Flea Market, James F. Givens, Inc. and the Laurel School District. His proudest moments were spent at the Laurel Fire Department with his firehouse family. He served as president of the Laurel Fire Department 2004-2006, was the recipient of the LFD Firefighter of the Year Award for 2002, as well as recipient of the LFD Rookie of the Year for 1994. "Gump," as he was called at the firehouse, never met a stranger. He always took the time to make people more comfortable and welcomed. His impact on the younger generation has brought many young people into the fire service. In 2006, his son Dale joined the LFD as a cadet member, to follow in his dad's footsteps. Gerry's legacy will live forever around the community of Laurel. He wanted to instill in everyone that your "word" was something that would get you through any ordeal. If you were good for your word you would always have something to fall back on. His pets Junior, Missy, Critter and Smoke, will sadly miss him. He was preceded in death by his loving grandparents, Donald E. and Edith M. Larson, who fondly referred to him as "buddy." Gerry is survived by his wife of 20 years, Deanna C. Workman Brown, and son, Dale E. Brown of Laurel; his parents: Maralene and H. Wayne Givens of Laurel and Carol and Gerald W. Brown, Sr. of Milford; three brothers, Robert Givens of Laurel, and Alex and Adam Brown of Milford. His mother-in-law, Helen M. Ellingsworth of Laurel, and father-in-law, Harvey Ellingsworth of Georgetown. His grandparents Ellis and Ashlynn Brown of Kenton; a sister-in-law and husband, Donna K. and Howard Harding of Felton; a brother-in-law and wife, Art and Shelley Workman of Bridgeville. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Danielle, Shel-

Obituaries are run without charge thanks to the support of area churches.

bey, Sarah, A.J., Justin, Kevin Lee and Andrew. Many loving and caring uncles and aunts, and his best friend and partner in crime, Timothy Walker. Relatives and friends were invited to attend a full firefighters funeral on Saturday March 7, at the Laurel Fire Hall, 10th Street, Laurel. A viewing was held prior to the funeral service. Burial was in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Contributions may be sent in Gerry's memory to the Laurel Fire Department, 205 10th Street, Laurel, DE 19956; or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Delaware, 100 West 10th St., Suite 209, Wilmington, DE 19801. Arrangements are in the care of the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, DE. 19956

Joseph E. Callaway, 93 Joseph E. Callaway of Delmar passed away peacefully at his daughter's home on Sunday, March 25, 2007. He was born on Feb. 1, 1914 in Millsboro, a son of Grover Callaway and Hester Truitt Callaway. Mr. Callaway was a long time, active member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Salisbury since 1955, where he was a member of the Men's Fellowship Group and worked as a member of the Apple Dumpling Gang for many years. For more than 25 years, he worked side by side with his wife in the business that they owned, Callaway Gardens. There they grew and sold annuals and plants, geraniums were their specialty, and they also worked on the farm raising chickens and grains. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Hilda Foltz Callaway, who passed in 1980; two brothers and four sisters. He is survived by 2 daughters, Darlene Alexander and her husband Lee and Brenda Given, all of Delmar; 3 grandchildren, Jeff Alexander, Kim Eckert and Dawn Roberts; and 6 great grandchildren, Josh, Tori, Jared, Kira, Courtney and Liann. A funeral service was held on March 28, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Salisbury. The Reverends Kevin Wackett and Howard Travers officiated. Interment followed the services at Wicomico Memorial Park in Salisbury. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: Women Supporting Women, 106 West Circle Avenue, Suite 101, Salisbury, MD 21801; Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21801; or to Bethany Lutheran Church, 817 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21804. Funeral arrangements were handled by Short Funeral Home, Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Doug Oliphant; a daughter, Lourie Murray and husband Kevin of Millsboro; three brothers, George Baker and wife Kumja of Whitesville, Charles Baker and wife Linda of Laurel, Elson Baker of Pennsylvania; six sisters, Ruth Foskey of Delmar, Md., Marliyn Tyndall and husband James of Pittsville, Md., Linda Gravenor and husband David of Salisbury, Md., Brenda Perdue Collins and husband Allan of Delmar, Beverly Emos of Delmar, Mary Morris and husband Tommy of Snow Hill, Md.; one grandchild, Mallory Lou Ann Murray, and many nieces and nephews. Services for her were on Thursday, April 5, at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro. The Rev. David Souder officiated. Interment was in Millsboro, Cemetery, Millsboro. Contributions may be made to Gumboro Wesleyan Church, 36842 Millsboro Hwy., Millsboro, DE 19966 Arrangements were handled by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro. Letters of condolence may be emailed to: Watson Funeral Home,, or

Rhea E. Walston, 91 Rhea E. Walston of Seaford passed away on Monday, April 2, 2007 at the Country Rest Home in Greenwood. She was born Sept. 8, 1915 in New York State, the daughter of Arthur and Edna Manzer, who predeceased her. She had worked for many years as a LPN at the Horton Memorial Hospital in Middleton, N.Y. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Seaford, the Elks

Union 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.)


Donald Louis Leeser, 60 Donald Louis Leeser of Seaford passed away at his home on Sunday, April 1, 2007. He was born in Federalsburg, Md., on January 28, 1947, the son of Lillian Mitchell Leeser of Federalsburg, and Albert Louis Leeser. He graduated from Colonel Richardson High School in 1965. He served his country being enlisted in the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam Veteran flying TDY. Upon graduation from college, he owned his own heating and air conditioning business in Lacota, Mich., before returning to the Eastern Shore. Mr. Leeser loved to dig and prospect for gold and going to the beach with his sister, Liz. He enjoyed spending time

BETHEL WORSHIP CENTER 9431 Ginger Lane, Seaford (2.4 mi. north of Wal-Mart on US 13) 628-4240 Recorded Info 628-4241 Church Office

Pastor Joseph Lecates - 875-2059 Adult Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:30 am & 6:30 pm Children’s Church 10:30 am Nursery 10:30 am & 6:30 pm Youth Meeting Sun. 7 pm Promise Keepers Tues. 7 pm Wed. Night Bible Study 7 pm “We’re not building a church, we’re building God’s Kingdom!”

Christ Lutheran Church

SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

Lodge # 2458 and the National Elks Lodge. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, George N. Walston whom she married on Feb. 12, 1935; three sons, Jon Neal Walston of Constableville, N.Y., David R. Walston and Dennis E. Walston, both of Seaford; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Friends called at the Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg, Md. on April 6. Funeral services and interment were private. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association, c/o Christy Coale, 216 N. Main St., Federalsburg, MD 21632. To share special memories with the family ,or for more information visit

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

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Wesley United Methodist Church

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22025 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE Pastor Ed Kuhling Contemporary Worship 9 am Sunday School & Bible Education 10 am Traditional Worship 11 am Wednesday Worship 6:45 pm 302-629-3029 * Info Line 302-628-0112

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Worship Services: Seeker Service 8:30 am • Sunday School 9:30 Morning Worship 10:45 am • Wed. Night 7 pm

Bonnie Lou Oliphant, 53 Bonnie Lou Oliphant of Frankford passed away on April 1, 2007, after a prolonged illness. She was a daughter of Edwin Milton and Nettie Olive Revel Baker. Mrs. Oliphant was a wonderful, caring, and loving person. She was a member of the Gumboro Wesleyan Church, Gumboro. Delaware In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Doris Fisher.

Laurel Baptist Church, SBC 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. Nursery Provided Pastor: Rev. Steven Booth Minister of Music: Rev. David James


743 E. Clarence St., Seaford, Del. Carlton L. Cannon, Sr. Paster

629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 • 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

MORNING STAR âœł APRIL 12 - 18, 2007 with his family, especially in the summer, enjoying crabs. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Leeser. He is survived by his mother, Lillian Mitchell Leeser; two daughters, Jennifer Gillyard, of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Debra Leland of Saranac, Mich., seven grandchildren, two sisters, Dorothy Todd and her husband, J.L. Todd of Harmony, and Elizabeth A. Paul and her husband, Joseph Paul of Reliance; two nieces and two nephews. A memorial service was held on April 5, 2007, at Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg with the Rev. Denzil Cheek officiating. Donations may be made to Seaford Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 87, Seaford, DE 19973. For more information or for letters of condolences, visit

Jean Taylor Russell, 79 Jean Taylor Russell of Bridgeville died Monday, April 2, 2007, at LifeCare at Lofland Park in Seaford. Mrs. Russell was born in Philadelphia, Pa., a daughter of William and Bessie (Cotshott) Taylor. She had been employed as an executive secretary for the Federal Aviation Administration for many years. Mrs. Russell was a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church, and a member of the Bridgeville Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She had served on the board of Luther Towers Convalescent Home in Milton. She also had served as president of the Dairy Goat Association. She was an animal lover, loved camping with her family and was very devoted to her family. She was predeceased by her parents. Mrs. Russell is survived by her husband Elmer W. Russell; two daughters, Yvonne Price and husband David of Laurel, and Mary Malmberg and husband Norwin of Annapolis, Md.; five sons, John Russell and wife Doris of Lewes, Joseph Russell and wife Annie of Dallas, Texas, Walter Russell and wife Carol of Baltimore, Md., Robert Russell and wife Donna of Laurel, and Thomas Russell and wife Brenda of Dallas, Texas; two daughters-in-law, Connie Russell of Pasadena, Md., wife of her deceased son, Elmer H. Russell ; and Estelle Russell of Seaford, wife of deceased son Barry W. Russell. There are also numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren surviving Mrs. Russell. Memorial services were held at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, Bridgeville, on Saturday, April 7, with Pastor Andrew Watkins officiating. Friends called at the funeral home prior to the services. Interment was private. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 100 West 10th St., Wilmington, DE 19801; or to the Alzheimers Association, Delaware Chapter, 2306 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805. On-line condolences may be made to:

Winona Jones Steele, 83 Winona Jones Steele of Seaford died Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at Genesis Elder Care, Seaford. She was born in Rowlesburg, W.V., a daughter of Leoda Hovatter and Robert C. Jones. Mrs. Steele was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seaford. She is survived by her husband H. Alvin Steele of Seaford; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Debbie Knepper and Dustin and Lorraine Knepper, of Bridgeville; a daugheter and son-

in-law, Linda and Larry Fisher of Mardela Springs, Md.; three grandchildren, Michael and Jeffery Fisher and Allyson Smith; two great-grandchildren, Ansley and Jarrett Smith; and a dear friend, Wanda Hearne of Delmar. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer D. Knepper. Services were on April 7, in WatsonYates Funeral Home, Front and King streets, Seaford, where friends called prior to the services on Saturday. Pastor John R. Hancock officiated. Burial was in Bridgeville Cemetery.

Doris Passwaters, 74 Doris Ann Passwaters of Laurel passed away at her home on March 31, 2007. She was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Chaffinch Passwaters. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Thomas Edward Passwaters, William Russell Passwaters and Richard Arthur Passwaters. She is survived by a brother, Donald Lee Passwaters; and a niece, Jacqueline P. Banks and her husband Elwood. Greatnieces Mellisa Banks-Sockriter and her husband Kevin, Crystal B. Cordrey and her husband Brian. Great-great nieces Madison and Kameron, great-great nephews Gavin and Evan; and a nephew Richard C. Passwaters and family. A private burial was held at Seaford Odd Fellows Cemetery. Contributions may be made to: Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947. Arrangements were handled by the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, DE 19956.

The Rev. Van T. Crawford, Jr., 76 Reverend Van T. Crawford, Jr. of Delmar, went home to be with his Lord on Palm Sunday, April 1, 2007. He was born on Oct. 2, 1930, the son of the late Rev. Van T. Crawford, Sr. and Estelle Crist Crawford. He grew up in Miami, Fla., and studied for the ministry at Crosier Seminary in Chester, Pa. In 1965, the Rev. Crawford joined the Peninsula United Methodist Conference as a Pastor at the Tilghman Island United Methodist Church. He served various churches on the Delmarva Peninsula before moving to the Virginia Conference in 1975. After returning to the area, he was always willing to fill in for Pastors at Methodist churches when they needed assistance. He enjoyed spending his days on the campus at Salisbury University, studying in the library, having Tuesday lunches with his friend, Professor Tim Miller at the Commons cafeteria and enjoying the out-

The family of Mary V. Windsor would like to thank Pastor Carl Vincent, Pastor Barry Dukes and Pastor John VanTine for their prayers and visits while our mother was in the hospital and at home. We would also like to thank everyone who sent cards and brought food to the house. She appreciated these acts of kindness very much. The Windsor Family

doors by watching the squirrels. He had a unique gift for writing poetry and submitted many wonderful poems for the bulletin at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church. Although he had close ties to Florida, he chose to retire to Delmarva, the place he had most enjoyed while serving in the ministry. He is survived by his church family at St. Stephen's Church in Delmar; and a very good friend, Professor Tim Miller and his wife Vickie of Salisbury. A celebration of his life was held on Tuesday, April 10, at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, Delmar, where friends called from 1 to 2 p.m. The Rev. Marsha Carpenter officiated. Interment followed at St. Stephen's Cemetery in Delmar. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, 101 E. State Street, Delmar, DE 19940. Arrangements are being handled by Short Funeral Home, Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Samuel Stokes, 87 Samuel "Ray" Stokes, a lifelong resident of Sharptown, Md., died Sunday, April 1, 2007, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake after a brief illness. Born Dec. 15, 1919 in Sharptown, he was the son of George W. and Anna B. Stokes and the loving husband of Nina W. Stokes, who all preceded him in death. Mr. Stokes grew up in Sharptown surrounded by friends and cousins and graduated Sharptown High School in 1936. He attended college in Washington, D.C. before going to work at the DuPont plant in Seaford. He entered the U.S. Army in World War II and faithfully served his nation, leaving

PAGE 25 the army with a rank of 1st Staff Sergeant. He saw service in the South Pacific and Asia, including the Philippines, India, China, Korea and Japan as well as smaller islands. Upon completing his military service, he soon left DuPont's to operate Stokes' Market in Sharptown for approximately 15 years. He later entered the real estate business in Salisbury and Ocean City. In later years, he also sold cars briefly and traded in antiques and jewelry. He had a lifelong admiration of technology beginning with the Lionnel train sets of his youth, to short wave radios and television in the 1940s and 50s, to car phones and computers in the 1970s and 80s. Mr. Stokes enjoyed fishing and hunting as well as engaging other people in conversation. He also had a great love of animals and his lifetime list of pets included squirrels, rabbits, birds, fish, and many cats and dogs. His love of travel took him to Canada and every state of this country with the exception of North Dakota. He is survived by two sons, Gary W. Stokes and his wife Jane of Towson, Md.; and Bruce R. Stokes and his wife Anita of Parsonsburg, Md.; three grandchildren, Tara Owens and her husband Kevin of Salisbury, Alyssa Stokes and Brett Stokes of Towson; and two great grandchildren; Seth Owens and Olivia Owens of Salisbury. He will be dearly remembered and missed by family and friends. A funeral service was held at Mt. Vernon Church in Sharptown, on Saturday, April 7. Family and friends called one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Everett Landon officiated. Contributions may be made to CoastalContinued on page 52


MORNING STAR ✳ APRIL 12 - 18, 2007

Community Bulletin Board Events Car Show and Flea Market April 28 Woodbridge High School Music Boosters presents its second Annual Car Show and Flea Market on Saturday, April 28 (rain date April 29) from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The event will be held behind Woodbridge High School. Flea Market Spaces are $10. Bring your own table. White elephant and Chinese auction to benefit the music boosters. Car Show Entry, $10. Dash plaques to the first 50 entrants. Car show registration at 9 a.m.-noon, judging at 12:30 p.m. Trophies to be awarded in four catagories: Best Car Pre-1970; Best Car 1971-1990; Best Car Post 1991; Best Truck or 4x4. Concession stand available. To reserve your space call 628-3414 or 381-6581. Woodbridge School district, its employees and/or organizations affiliated with the WSD will not be held liable if any injury, loss or damages occur to the participants, spectators or volunteers of this event.

Yard Sale Yacht Club-April 28 Nanticoke River Yacht Club at Sturgis Marine, Rt. 13 North, will hold a yard sale - rain or shine, 8 a.m.-2 p.m on Saturday, April 28. Tables are $10. Call Carl for more information 875-7143.

Yard Sale April 28- tables A yard sale will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., sponsored by the Business Professionals of America at Delmar Junior/Senior High-School. The sale will be held in the northern Delmar High School parking lot. Anyone, who may wish to, can rent a spot of land for $20 and/or a table for $10, which will allow them to display their wares during the entire yard sale. The money received will go toward the BPA of Delmar High and their trip to the National Leadership Conference in New York, N.Y. in May. If anyone has any questions or concerns, they may call Johnathon Layton at 302-2491958 or e-mail him at

Administrative Professionals The member services committee of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce brings you the annual Administrative Professionals' Appreciation Luncheon, Wednesday, April 25, at noon, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club; $20 each - including gratuity. There will be gift bags, buffet lunch and door prizes. Guest speaker will be Jeff Banning, president and CEO, Trinity Transport, Inc. By reservation only, RSVP no later than April 19.

Bridgeville Library Membership Drive Friends of the Bridgeville Library Dessert and Coffee Membership Drive, Tuesday, April 17, 6-8 p.m., at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. The Bridgeville Public Library would like to invite all interested individuals in the Bridgeville area to enjoy free dessert and coffee. Contact Karen Johnson at the Bridgeville Library for questions or special needs. 337-7401, or

First Annual Trinity Foundation gala Join us for a special evening of upscale dining, live entertainment and silent auction on Friday, April 13, from 7-11 p.m., at the Clubhouse at Baywood Gardens, Long Neck. Tickets are $75 per person. Enjoy Baywood's picturesque landscapes as you mingle among community friends and partners. All proceeds will benefit the Trinity Foundation. The Foundation's 2007 charitable focus areas include: • Developing Future Leaders throughout Sussex County schools; • American Cancer Society's Relay for Life; • St. Jude Children's Hospital. For more information on the gala or to purchase tables or individual tickets, contact Tamara or Jill at 800-846-3400 or email To become a sponsor and donate items towards our silent auction, contact Brandy McMullen at 800-846-3400 ext. 3950

Relay for Life Benefit Concert April 13 A concert to benefit Relay for Life will be held live in Gateway Park, Friday, April 13, from 7 to 9 p.m., featuring "Too Far Gone." A 50/50 raffle and Derby Dog will be there. All proceeds will be donated to Western Sussex Relay for Life.

Miss and Little Miss Laurel Pageant The Exchange Club of Laurel will be sponsoring the 58th Miss Laurel and the 53rd Little Miss Laurel Pageant Saturday April 28 in the auditorium of the Laurel Sr. High School at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 adults and $4 students and senior citizens, and children 5 and under free. 50/50 Available supporting today's youth.

Program Planning Sessions April 19 The Nanticoke Senior Center invites you to be part of the team. Join us on Thursday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the City Recreation Building (Community Pool) on Virginia Avenue, Seaford, next to the Boys' & Girls' Club. If you can't make this planning session, call Sue or Pat at the Senior Center - 629-4939 with your ideas, so that we can include them in our planning sessions.

Administrative Professionals The Laurel Chamber of Commerce will once again honor the Administrative Professionals again this year with a breakfast on April 25. The breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. RSVP by April 18, by calling 875-9319, or Al Turchan at 875-2136.

Huge yard sale May 5 Come join us on Saturday, May 5, from 7 a.m.-noon at the Rt. 13 office of Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc. for a yard sale. Proceeds for the Callaway, Farnell and Moore Scholarship Fund.

Read Aloud Training April 24 Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, April 24, at 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various

reading sites in Sussex County.

Laurel History Books Still Available A few copies of the 19th Century History of Laurel, published by the Laurel Historical Society may still be purchased at either the Laurel Town Office, Laurel Public Library, or O’Neal’s Antiques. The price remains at $45.00 each. For further information or to arrange to have a book mailed please call 875-4217. There is a $5 mailing fee.

AARP Safe driver program May 9-10 The Laurel Senior Center is sponsoring the AARP Driver Safety Program two-day Beginners Course. The Course will be offered on Wednesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 10, starting at 9 a.m. The cost is $10. Call early to reserve your space. For reservations call 875-2536.

Money Management Attention women of all ages. On Thursday, April 12, at 2 p.m., Greenwood Public Library will host "Money Management: A Woman's Perspective." Financial advisor, Deborah Townsend will conduct this free seminar aimed at women and their financial issues. This seminar is part of the Delaware Money School program and is open to the public. The seminar will run from 2 to 4 p.m. Register by calling, Greenwood Public Library, 349-5309, Debbie Townsend, 537-1836; or Ronni Cohen, 877-307-6858.

Walk-ins are also welcome. For online information and registration, visit The Greenwood Public Library is located east of the railroad tracks on the corner of Market Street and Mill Street.

S.C. Life-Choices conference April 19 Sussex County's first annual LifeChoices Conference, "BONUS YEARS: A NEW VISTA", will be held on Thursday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Campus of Delaware Technical and Community College, featuring "Tubby Raymond" as keynote speaker. This conference is intended to open up new horizons for people aged 50 and older, especially those who are new residents of Sussex County. RSVP of Sussex County, Del Tech, Tidewater Physical Therapy and Beebe Medical Center are working together to present a variety of choices designed to make the "Bonus Years" more interesting, meaningful and fulfilling for those who attend the conference. For more information, call 856-5815.

Trap Pond volunteers sought Trap Pond offers free camping in exchange for Volunteer Services (Required for free camping, 24 hours per week of volunteering). Host programs available in the campground, Nature Center, maintenance and administrative. Check out our other awards for short term volunteering.



Saturday April 21, 2007

EACH GAME THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE VERA BRADLEY ITEM WITH ACCESSORIES ADMISSION $20.00 in advance $25.00 at the door Prize includes 20 games

Doors open - 5:00 p.m. Regular Bingo - 6:30 p.m. ProceedsDelmar H.S. Field Hockey

Jackpot game - $1.00 each Specials - $1.00 each Come early to play King Tutt (pull Tabs) for Vera Bradley Items

O ver $3,000 in Vera Bradley items to be given away!

New Hope Spectator w/Travel Clock Capri Blue Lola w/Checkbook Cover Bermuda Blue Betsy w/Zip Around Wallet Peacock Hobo w/Zip Around Wallet Bermuda Pink Bowler w/wrist watch Many, Many More!

To reserve tickets call Ronnie 410-726-7450 or Nancy 443-235-4463 This bingo is a fundraise for the Delmar High Field Hockey and is no way affiliated with the Vera Bradley Company.



Doors Open 5:00 p.m. Games 6:45 p.m.


Bonanza Game $1000.00 Jackpot!

MORNING STAR ✳ APRIL 12 - 18, 2007 (For more information contact:, Community and Volunteer Services 302-739-1960.

Bingomania returns Bingomania will return to the Wicomico Civic Center for the 44th time on Saturday, May 12, with $25,000 in prize money up for grabs. This is your chance for huge winnings and lots of fun. Purchase tickets now at the Civic Center box office or online at To charge by phone, call 410-548-4911. Doors open at 5 p.m. for early bird games and regular games starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 the day of the event. All proceeds benefit the Mardela Junior/Senior High School Band. And don't forget... participants can lend a helping hand to the Maryland Food Bank by bringing three non-perishable food items to the games. In return for all this generosity, they will receive three free cards for the first early bird game, which has a payout of $500. For more information call the Civic Center Box Office at 410-548-4911 or contact the Mardela Band-Aides at (410) 677-5170.

4th Annual Bike Rally The friends group of Trap Pond State Park announce the 4th Annual "Get In Gear" Family Bike Rally, on Saturday, May 5. The five-mile course meanders

Basket Bingo Auxiliary Basket Bingo The Delmar Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary will present a Longaberger Basket bingo on Thursday, April 19 at the Delmar Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Raffles: Dogwood Nested Plant Stand Set and Crock Basket Bundle, small, medium, large, and extra large. Refreshments will be provided. For tickets call Heather at 8463314 or Crista at 410-896-3773.

Basket Bingo April 24 On Tuesday, April 24, District III Little League will be hosting a basket bingo at the Georgetown Fire Hall located on North Bedford Street, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m., refreshments will be provided and concession stand type food will be available. More than 25 chances to win, including the spring organizer, the Laundry, and the American Craft basket. All proceeds will help to cover expenses of District, State, and World Series level play, baseball and softball. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call Tara at 536-1262 for tickets or more information.


through the woods, around the water and wetlands to enable riders and hikers alike to enjoy the wild and plant life around the famous Bald Cypress trees at Trap Pond State Park. Registration is 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the open pavilion in the main picnic area of the park. Every rider will receive a tee shirt and a chance to win door prizes. All proceeds are used to enhance and improve your Trap Pond State Park experience. For more information on the Bike Rally visit our website at or call Betty Grossmann at 875-5088.

Volunteers Needed

Stay and Play

Instant Piano for Busy People

Children from birth to age 4, as well as their parents, are invited to play together, listen to stories, learn new songs and finger plays and network with other families. Free. Now through May. Closed on school holidays. No registration required. Call Anna Scovel at 856-5239 for more information. Seaford Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.noon.

Pork in the Park schedule With spring officially here, the Wicomico Tourism Department is revving up for the fourth annual Pork in the Park Festival which will be combined this year with a beer festival. Slated for April 20-22 at Winterplace Park in Salisbury, the event will feature live entertainment, tasty barbeque, cold beverages, crafts, vendors and kiddy rides. During the event, the Red Knights of Ocean City will have bikes on display. Admission is just $2 daily for adults and kids under 12 are free. The festival schedule is as follows: Friday, April 20 4 p.m.- Festival opens 4- 6 p.m. - “Brother Low Down” performs 6-8 p.m. - “Crossroads” performs 8-10 p.m. - “Crawdaddies” performs 10 p.m. - Festival closes Saturday, April 21 10 a.m. - Festival opens 5:30-7:30 p.m. - “Couch Potatoes” performs 8-10 p.m. - “Melanie Mason Band” performs 10 p.m. - Festival closes Sunday, April 22 11 a.m. - Festival opens 1-3 p.m. - “Chris English” performs 3-5 p.m. - “Big Daddy Stallings” performs 5 p.m. - Festival closes Find details and volunteer information, visit For more information, call 410-5484914.

Baseball Equipment Needed Any baseball equipment, used or unused, is needed for an Eagle Scout Project. Equipment will be collected, refurbished, and sent to the Dominican Republic. Contact Kirby Mills via email at or by phone 1-302-690-2749 if you can be of any assistance.

The Disabled American Veterans Organization (DAV) needs volunteer drivers to take local veterans to the VA hospital in Elsmere, in a DAV van. Van expenses are paid. One day per week needed or other times as a substitute. Valid drivers license and physical exam by VA required. Food allowance at the VA hospital cafeteria is provided. Time required is about 8 hours per trip. Van is at the VFW club on Middleford Rd., Seaford. Phone Chet Swift at 629-5143 or Jerry Chapman at 629-8108. A beginning class in chord piano, where, in one session, students will learn all the chords needed to play any pop song, any style, any key, reading chord symbols, not notes. They'll also learn how to embellish songs using the secrets and magical shortcuts of professional piano players. Pre-requisites: If students don't know treble clef, they can send a SASE for free pamphlet to Music Masters, 90 Molly Lane, Ringed, GA 30736. Then they can enroll with confidence. To register call (302) 854-6966.This is information about the unique piano workshop that teaches people how to play piano by looking at the guitar chords instead of reading the notes.

Golden Dragons acrobats The Golden Dragons, the world's leading Chinese acrobatic troupe, will present an acrobatic and theatrical performance on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m., in the theatre of the Arts & Science Center at Delaware Technical & Community College in

Georgetown. Ticket prices for the performance are $22 for adults, $18 for students with ID (must be presented at time of ticket purchase), and $10 for children 12 and younger. The theatre will open at 1 p.m. and will have open seating. Tickets are available for purchase Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call 855-1617 to purchase by credit card or in person at Delaware Tech, Suite 109, Jason Technology Center.

Housing Symposium The Woodbridge School District will be hosting a Housing Symposium on May 5, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. The event includes a key note presentation from the Delaware State Housing Authority followed by multiple break-out sessions in classrooms and displays in the auditorium. The break-out sessions will focus on variety of housing topics including Home Buying 101 and Knowing and Repairing Your Credit. If anyone is interested in participating, or if you would like more information or marketing materials for your employees or the general public, call 337-7990.

Bridgeville Library membership drive The Bridgeville Public Library would like to invite all interested individuals in the Bridgeville area to join us for the Friends of the Bridgeville Library Dessert and Coffee Membership Drive on Tuesday, April 17, 6-8 p.m. at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. Enjoy free dessert and coffee as our thank you for your commitment. Let's make history together. For more information, call Karen Johnson at the Bridgeville Library, 337-7401 or

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Picturing the past in Greenwood The Greenwood Public Library invites all those who are interested in local history to a special celebration of Greenwood's past. Visit the library during National Library Week, April 14-21, to view historic pictures, many of which are on loan from the Delaware Archives and town residents. While there, why not join the Friends of the Greenwood Library and receive coupons worth up to $10 and a raffle ticket for a gas barbecue. Drawing will take place on Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. And, after the drawing, be sure to stay around in order to share your memories and pictures of growing up in this wonderful town. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call the Greenwood Library at 349-539. The Greenwood Library is located next door to the Greenwood Post Office on the corner of Market and Mill streets.

Concerned Citizens spring yard sale The Concerned Citizens of Delmar will be sponsoring a spring yard sale on Saturday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the State Street park. The rain date for the event is Saturday, May 5. Contact Melane Boltz (846-3079) or Sharon Levadnuk (846-9574) for vendor information.

Laurel Lions to hold Dinner Theater The Laurel Lions Club will hold its annual Variety Show on April 12-14. The theme this year is "Viva Las Vegas." The dinner theater night is Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m. and will feature a three entrée buffet with dessert and beverage provided by "My Turn to Cook." The price for the dinner and show combination ticket is $17. Only advanced tickets will be sold! If you would like to make reservations to attend the dinner theater night on April 12, contact Brad Spicer at 875-7419.

Civil War and Beyond The Southern Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of John Ranney, has received two grants from the Sussex County Council which will enable the society to provide a limited number of complimentary tickets to local veterans for its spring concerts. Entitled, The Civil War and Beyond: a musical tribute to those who have served at home and abroad, the concerts will be performed at Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville on Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., and the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m. Tickets for the general public are $15 for adults and $10 for students and are available by calling 645-2013. Veterans may obtain their complimentary tickets by contacting Jack Emery at 934-6569.

Meetings Walking group The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a walking group with the eight week sessions beginning April 9 and running through May 31. The sessions will take place on Monday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Register in the West Seaford Elementary parking lot at the time of the walk. The walk will be the course around the Seaford Country Club. The person/family submitting the most distance walked at the end of the session will be awarded a free summer membership to the

MORNING STAR ✳ APRIL 12 - 18, 2007 Seaford Community Pool. Call 629-6809 for more information.

H.A.P.P.E.N. meets April 12 The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization will meet Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome.

AARP Chapter #1084 Banquet AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 will celebrate its 35th anniversary on Friday, April 27, at 4:30 p.m. at the Bridgeville Fire Hall with a buffet, live musical entertainment and a dance contest with prizes. Seven of the past chapter presidents will be greeters. Deadline for reservations is April 18 for members, past members and friends. Cost is only $17 per person. Make checks payable to Seaford Area Chapter 1084, AARP Inc. and mail to Betty Martens, 9298 Middleford Road, Seaford, DE 19973-7847. For more information call Betty at 302-629-9789.

Sons of Confederate Veterans The Maj. Gen. Arnold Elzey Camp #1940, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the first Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Salisbury Library at 7 p.m.

Republican Women's Club Banquet Sussex County Republican Women's Club Annual Banquet set for Friday, May 4, to feature silent and live auctions with auctioneer Dave Wilson, gala party. The program booklet will list sponsors and patrons, and will include ads from local businesses. To purchase advertisement space, contact Bunny Parish at 945-4646. To be a sponsor or patron or for ticket information, contact Co-Chairs Elaine Lupinetti at 945-1816 ( or Gale White at 644-0777 (

AARP Chapter #5340 Board Meeting AARP Chapter #5340 will hold a Board Meeting 10 a.m. April 30, at the Nanticoke Tribe Lodge #21, Rt. 113, 1/2 mile South of 1st State Chevrolet, Georgetown. All members are encouraged to attend. For details call Cathey Betts, president 856-3441.

AARP Meeting April 12 AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 will meet Thursday, April 12, 1:30 p.m., at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford. Carol Moore, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, will speak. Guests welcome; refreshments served. For information, call 629-7950.

Cancer Support Group The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.

Acorn Club meets April 12 The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will have a business meeting at the Seaford Museum at 7:30 p.m. on April 12. The hostess will be Betty Truitt and her


Lewis Young at 875-0370 by Friday, April 13.

School Board Candidates Forum The Western Sussex Branch of the American Association of University Women will sponsor a Seaford School Board Candidates Forum on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Central Elementary School auditorium, Delaware Place, Seaford. The four candidates running for the five-year term beginning July 1, 2007 are: Suzanne Farris, Regina James, Denise Snell and James VanVleck. The election will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., at the District Administrative Office, N. Market Street, Seaford.

Delaware Equine Council Next meeting Monday, April 16th, 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library, this is a general meeting and all those interested in horses is welcome. For more info, call Peggy 629-5233.

Self-employed workers insurance The Laurel Chamber of Commerce responds to the request of the self-employed on Workers Compensation Insurance Coverage. A general membership meeting has been scheduled for April 17 at 9 a.m. at the Laurel Chamber of Commerce office. Insurance Commissioner Matt Denn will be our guest speaker. He will be speaking on the exclusion for sole proprietorships and prepared to answer any questions you may have. You do not have to be a chamber member to attend. This is open to the public, anyone who plans to attend needs to call the chamber office at 875-9319 or Connie

Georgetown Lions Club Meetings The Georgetown Lions Club meets at Bonanza Family Restaurant, Mid Sussex Shopping Center Millsboro, on the second Tuesday of the month from September to May. Dinner meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Visiting Lions and potential members are welcomed but are asked to call (302) 8562972 Sam Wilson, or Rev. Charles Covington’s phone (302) 855-1160 ahead of time.

Trap Pond Partners Trap Pond Partners’ monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For information, call 875-5153

Widowed Person Service The Seaford chapter of the Widowed Persons Service meeting will have its next meeting on Tuesday, April 17 at 12:15 p.m. The meeting will be at the Golden Corral and the planned guest speaker will be Fred Seth. All widowed persons of any age are invited to attend. Come join us, we all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners, etc.

Marine Corps League The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford.

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Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.

Embroiders’ Guild meeting The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders’ Guild meets on the second Monday of the month, September through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. All levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced are welcome. Call 410-208-9386.

Trips Adult Plus+ trips Active seniors can broaden their horizons with a variety of upcoming trips and activities sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Experience fun, laughs and good times during a visit to Baltimore to see "Sweet Charity," starring Molly Ringwold. On April 26, take a cruise down the Potomac River or spend the day exploring the historic streets of Old Town Alexandria, Va. On April 28, tour Eyre Hall, Pleasant Prospect Farms and Brownsville during an excursion to historic Virginia for the state's annual Historic Garden Week, take a trip on April 14 to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, or see "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in Wilmington on April 21. For more information on these and other Adult Plus+ offerings, or to register, call 302-856-5618.

Trip to Sight and Sound Theater AARP Chapter #5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to see "In The Beginning" at the Sight and Sound Theater, Lancaster, Pa. The bus will leave Georgetown Square, East Market Street, near the Dollar General Store, Tuesday, June 19, at 8 a.m. and return approximately 8:30 p.m. The cost for each person is $90, which includes dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Registration and payment is due May 1. Call Hilda Parker at 856-2760. Everyone welcomed.

AARP offers trip to Branson, Missouri AARP Chapter #5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to the Festival of American Music & Crafts in Branson, Mo. from Saturday, Sept. 29 to October 6. Cost per person is $1,095. The bus will leave from Dawson Bus Terminal Camden, De. A $100 deposit confirms your reservation and final payment is due by Aug. 15. As a first come first serve basis, the de-

posit is necessary as soon as possible. For an application or further information call Hilda Parker at 856-2760 or Pat Rust 856-6178 or 542-6171.

Crossroads near Millsboro. Adults and carry-outs, $10; children, $5; serving 2 - 6 p.m. A Bake table will be available.

Steak Dinner April 21 Mary Poppins on Broadway The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is currently taking reservations for a summertime trip to see the new Broadway musical "Mary Poppins." The newest production from Oscarwinning director Richard Eyre tells the tale of the world's most famous nanny and is currently playing at New York's New Amsterdam Theatre. Featuring a dream team of vision and stagecraft, the production brings to life the story of the family, their magical nanny, and award-winning songs. Great orchestra seats are still available for the Wednesday, July 18 performance. For more information or to register, call the Adult Plus+ program office at 302-856-5618.

Amvets bike show Amvets Post 1694 and Post 2 will hold a bike show on April 28. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the judging happening at 3 p.m. The event will be at Amvets Post 2 located on Longneck road. Free hats are available to the first 50 entries. There will be 12 categories with first and second place trophies awarded. Rain date is April 29 and the registration fee is $12. For more information, call 629-5624 or 8751338.

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Pigeon Forge, Tenn. trip, June 18-22, $589 per person, which includes round-trip Motor Coach, four nights hotel accommodations, four breakfasts, four dinners and six shows. These include: Grand Illusion, Country Tonite Theatre, Comedy Barn Theatre, Blackwood Breakfast Variety Show, The Miracle Theatre, Black Bear Jamboree Dinner and Show, Dolly Parton's Dollywood, visiting Gatlinburg, Tenn., taxes, tips, and baggage handling. For more information call 875-2536.

Food Nanticoke Sr. Center Bake Sale The Nanticoke Senior Center is having a bake sale on Thursday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. Donations and baked goods are being accepted at the Center. Call 6294939 for further information.

Fried Chicken Buffet April 21 A fried chicken buffet will be held Saturday, April 21, at Bethany Church, Lowes

A steak dinner will be held April 21, at Laurel Legion Post 19. Dinner, at 5 p.m., includes steak, baked potato and salad. Entertainment at 7 p.m. by Cathy Gorman. Tickets at bar are $10 for the evening. Benefits Delaware Children's Hospital. For more information call 875-9948.


lanes of U.S. 13, in Greenwood, will be open for the season on the weekend of April 13, 14, and 15. The chicken BBQ has been featured in Washington area newspapers as well as local newspapers. It will be open for business from midApril through the end of October. This year the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Co. will begin the season, and the VFW Post #7478 will take over in mid July. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Fire Co. will open the season. Chicken is usually ready for customers by 8 a.m.

Oyster Fritter Fry April 14 An oyster fritter fry will be held April 14, 11 a.m. till 1 p.m., at Charity Lodge 27, 319 Poplar St., Laurel, across from Laurel Police Dept. Available will be oysters, hamburgers, hotdog sandwiches, and homemade ice cream and baked goods.

Covered dish dinner April 16 Olde Seaford block watch members and concerned citizens, you are invited to a covered dish dinner, Monday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m., at the Seaford Police Station. The program: Arlene Marvel from U of D Extension Office, Beautifying with Flowers. Drinks and desserts will be furnished. Mark your calendar now and support your neighborhood! Call 629-5643 with any questions.

Greenwood VFC barbecue April 13-15 The famous chicken barbecue, south of Rt. 16 between the North and South

Gov. Ruth Ann Minner Dinner The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club is honoring Gov. Ruth Ann Minner on Saturday, April 21. A chicken and dumpling dinner will be held at the Bridgeville Fire Hall at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. There will be door prizes and an auction. Call Janet at 854-6546 for tickets now, because seating capacity is limited to 250.

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Arts & Entertainment Bedroom Farce tickets selling fast Possum Point Players' spring musical has been replaced by the British comedy "Bedroom Farce" by Alan Ayckbourn. The show, a fast-paced physical comedy, opens on April 20, at Possum Hall, and runs through April 29. Tickets are still on sale for "Bedroom Farce," but are selling fast. "If you walk in on the night of a show for a ticket, we may have some left," said Possum's Executive Administrator Mary Cahill, "But we can't guarantee it, and you may not be able to sit with your date." This farce may appear to bring chaos to the stage, as audiences witness the playful teasing of one couple, another in a fight, some pure hysteria, and the ironic situations that can only happen in a bedroom. Director Tommye Staley of Milford is quick to explain that it's "very carefully created chaos," although her Co-Director Pat Erhardt, also of Milford, suggests with a smile that, "some of the rehearsals seemed chaotic". The skill of Ayckbourn's writing is augmented by the physical humor he infuses into the play. For example, the character played by Jim Hartzell of Georgetown, Nick, is laid-up in bed from the beginning of the show with a bad back. One might expect that to be the least active character in the play, but between his falling out of bed, and trying to climb

back in, and with all the chaos created by an unexpected late-night visit, even this somewhat sedentary character is run through the wringer. No person is left out, as Ayckbourn's struggling couple, Susannah and Trevor played by Cassandra Petersen and Don Megee of Lewes - invade the bedrooms of three other couples while trying to sort out their own problems. The couple bring chaos to the lives and bedrooms of the above-mentioned Nick and his wife Jan, portrayed by Liz Roe of Lewes, of Trevor's parents Ernest and Delia - or Dick RossĂŠ of Dagsboro and Sharon Gambill of Long Neck, respectively, and of their "newlywed" friends Malcolm and Kate, who are played by Dick Pack of Lewes and Louise Hartzell of Georgetown. "We still have some tickets for that first weekend," Cahill recently said, "But they're selling quickly." She added that, "There are more seats available during the second weekend, but as word spreads about this funny show, we expect them to go quickly too!" Tickets for "Bedroom Farce" are now on sale by calling the Possum Ticketline at 302/856-4560. Performances are April 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m., and April 22 and 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults, and $15 for Seniors and students.

Cast members from L. to R. Dick Pack, Don Megee and Louise Hartzell rehearse a scene from Bedroom Farce.

Coming Events Jigu! Thunder Drums of China Known for their intense drumming and heart-pounding beats, the world-renown musical troupe Jigu! Thunder Drums of China, has been thrilling audiences for nearly two decades. The group performs at Salisbury University 8 p.m. Monday, April 30, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. The show is part of the "East Meets West" spring cultural events series. With 28 drummers, percussionists and musicians from the Shanxi Province in China, the company shares the fine art of drumming and performance, which are deeply rooted in their culture and Chinese folk traditions. The multi-sensory act involves an intricate blend of traditional and modern musical elements, with high-tech lighting and special effects. In Chinese, Jigu means to beat or touch the drum, and the group has been widely recognized for their skill in this area. They are four-time gold medal winners at the National Star Awards competition in China, recognized for excellence in drumming and performance. They were also recognized at the 1992 Chinese Folk Competitions for Percussion and Drums Performers. Founded in 1988, Jigu! Thunder Drums of China has performed around the world in countries including Denmark, Morocco,

Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan. They have been featured in festivals and arts events such as the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Chinese Central Television Spring Festival, the Macao International Music Festival, the Shanghai International Arts Festival and the internationally renowned Arhus Cultural Festival in Denmark. They were also featured performers at the 2004 NBA International Games. Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Affairs, the Multicultural Festival Committee and the Student Appropriations Board, this performance is free and the public is invited, but tickets are required. Limited to two per person, they are available on a first come, first served basis at the Guerrieri University Center Information Desk between 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday - Saturday and noon-10 p.m. Sunday. For more information call 410-2192872, or visit the SU Web site at

"The Hoppers" Gospel Music April 12 Known as America's Favorite Family of Gospel Music, the Hoppers will be live on Thursday night, April 12, at 7 p.m., in The Concert Barn, at Sam Yoder's Barn. "After the concert, we look forward to meeting and greeting all who attend," Dean Hopper, lead singer, said. He also said that the family plans to

hold a book signing after their stage appearance where they will personally autograph copies of their new hardbound book, After All These Years: the Authorized Biography of the Hoppers, along with covers of their new music project CD, entitled, The Ride. The biography is a best-selling title in the Southern Gospel genre. Information and tickets are available at Central Worship Center, 875-7995; Crossroads Community Church, 302-684-1200; Dukes Lumber Company, 875-7551; Dukes Lumber and Home Center, 6296622; Yoder's Concert Barn, 302-3980922; or email For additional information, call (336) 548-2526, or email:

Seaford School District Art Gala 2007 On May 17, a night of music and art will be presented by the Seaford High School Band and Chorus, Elementary, Middle, and High School Art Students. Doors will open at 6 p.m. to view students' artwork on display in the lobby of Seaford High School. The Band and Chorus concert will begin at 7 p.m. in Madden Auditorium. Parents and the public are invited to attend.

SU musical theatre production Salisbury University hosts the musical theatre production "There's No Business like Show Business," 8 p.m. Thursday-Sat-

urday, May 3-5, in the Fulton Hall Black Box Theatre. Chronicling life in the theatre, the show features songs from more than 30 productions including, "Dream Girls Spamalot," "Gypsy," "A Chorus Line" and "Funny Girl," among others. "This production is especially fun as it gives the audience an inside peek at some of the antics of performing and performers," said Dr. Darrell Mullins, co-producer and chair of the Communication and Theatre Arts Department. "That, combined with the incredible talent and energy these students have makes it a great experience for everyone." Some 28 students in the Musical Theatre Workshop course perform in the show, which is also produced by Dr. William Folger, director of choral activities at SU. Also featured are several alumni as an accompanist, a choreographer and in the cast. Sponsored by the Fulton School of Liberal Arts, admission is $10 and the public is invited. All proceeds go toward music scholarships. SU ID holders receive one ticket free. For tickets or information call 410-5436238 or visit and click the SU Box Office link.


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HELP WANTED CAFETERIA WORKERS The Laurel School District is seeking applicants for a cafeteria worker(s) (3 1/2 hours per day) for the 200607 school year. Interested applicants should apply by submitting a Letter of Interest, District application, copy of high school diploma, and 3 letters of professional reference to Judy Evans, 1160 South Central Avenue, Laurel, DE 19956, 302-875-6108. All documents must be received by 3:00 p.m. on April 23, 2007. An open and continuous search will be conducted until the position is filled. 4/12/1tc

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CAMPERS/ TRAILERS 17’ VIKING POP-UP, sleeps 5, stove, ref., heat, etc. $3500. 875-0714, ask for Anne. 4/5 ‘05 PROWLER, 5th Wheel Fleetwood Camper, 2 slides, extras, like new, must sell, $25,500. 8752754 or 344-3052. 3/8

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HELP WANTED THE TOWN OF BRIDGEVILLE The Town of Bridgeville is hiring a full-time secretary at the Police Dept. Candidates must have good people skills and competency in a wide range of secretarial duties. Thorough background check is necessary. The Town of Bridgeville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Resumes accepted through May 4, 2007 at Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, Bridgeville, DE 19933. Attention: Town Manager Bonnie Walls.

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TOWN OF LAUREL, DELAWARE Code Enforcement Officer - Part-Time The Town of Laurel is seeking to hire a part-time assistant Code Enforcement Officer to enforce town ordinances for building, zoning, and housing inspection. The Code Enforcement Officer must be comfortable working with the public in the interpretation of town codes and regulations. Must obtain certification within six months of hire to use the Delaware Criminal Justice Information System. Must have knowledge of the building trades, a valid driver’s license, and a flexible schedule. Applications and resumes are to be submitted to Part Time Code Officer, Att: Paul Frick, 201 Mechanic Street, Laurel, Delaware 19956. Applications will be received until April 27, 2007. Applications can be obtained online at Salary DOQ. The Town of Laurel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Whereas, pursuant to a Resolution adopted by the City Council of the City of Seaford, a Committee appointed by the Mayor recommend in its report that certain territories contiguous to the present corporate limits of the City of Seaford be annexed to the City of Seaford. Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the City Council of the City of Seaford, proposes to the property owners and residents of the City of Seaford and to the property owners and residents of certain territories located contiguous to the present limits of the City of Seaford that certain territories located contiguous to the present corporate limits of the City of Seaford be annexed to the City of Seaford, said territories being proposed for annexation being more particularly described in: Exhibit “A” - Circle J Developers, LLC, attached hereto and incorporated herein. And Be It Further Resolved, that a public hearing shall be held on the merits of annexing the territories herein before described in this Resolution at which time any property owner or resident of the City of Seaford and any property owner or resident of the territories herein before described shall have an opportunity to be heard and said public hearing shall be held on April 24, 2007 at 7:05 o’clock P.M. in the Council Chambers of the City Council at the City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Sussex County, Delaware. And Be It Further Resolved, that the City Manager of the City of Seaford, be and is hereby authorized and directed to cause a Notice which shall consist of a true copy of this Resolution to be printed in a newspaper published in the City of Seaford, in its April 12, 2007 edition, said publication being at least one week prior to the time specified in this Resolution for the said public hearing. I, Dolores J. Slatcher, City Manager of the City of Seaford, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a Resolution passed by the City Council of the City of Seaford at its meeting on March 27, 2007, at which a quorum was present and voting throughout and that the same is still in full force and effect. Dolores J. Slatcher City Manager, City of Seaford, Delaware Dated: March 28, 2007 Exhibit A - Circle J Developers, LLC, Tax Map and Parcel 3-31 6.00 5.01 & 3-31 6.00 5.02

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NOTICE SPECIAL ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A SPECIAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2007 The Delmar School District of Sussex County, in the State of Delaware, pursuant to the Delmar Board of Education approval given March 6, 2007, in accordance with the provisions of Title 14, Chapter 19 of the Delaware Code as amended, in order to permit the voters of said district to vote for or against the transfer of fifteen cents [$0.15] per hundred dollars [$100.00] of assessed valuation of property from the debt service tax fund to current operating expenses for the specific purposes of materials, supplies, and other academic programs.

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Thomas Johnson DOB: 10/26/1977, Respondent FROM: Confidential Clerk of Family Court Minor Male, DOB: 04/18/1998 Minor Male, DOB: 11/23/2000 Minor Male, DOB: 10/30/2003 A hearing has been scheduled at Family Court, 22 The Circle, Georgetown, Delaware, on May 15, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. If you do not appear at the hearing, the Court may terminate your parental rights without your appearance. IF YOU WISH TO BE REPRESENTED BY AN ATTORNEY IN THIS MATTER BUT CANNOT AFFORD ONE, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO HAVE THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT YOU FOR FREE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK AT FAMILY COURT, (302) 856-4643.

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4 Upcoming Auctions by Marshall Auctions Very Important Public Multi-Esta te Auction This is an Unreserved Auction. Items will be sold without reserve to the highest bidder. Selling from the estate of Hazel M. Follmer of Selbyville, DE, as well as several other well known estates.

Friday Night, April 13th, 2007 at 5:00 PM Held at the Marshall Auction Facility at 8000 Esham Rd., Parsonsburg, MD

Personal Property Preview: 2 hours prior to the Auction. Antique Mid-Atlantic Cherry Chippendale Secretary, George III Mahogany Pembroke Pedestal Table, George III Inlaid Mahogany Side Cabinet, George III Mahogany Tall Chest, Gorham Silver Baltimore & Eastern Railroad Division Loving Cup, American Federal Style Eight Day Banjo Clock, 8 place settings stieff rose, nice selection of Roseville Pottery, Lg. Qty of coins and more!! Auctioneer’s note: Part of the proceeds of this sale will go towards scholarship funds for Salisbury University!! Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 50 & Forest Grove Rd., in Parsonsburg, turn North onto Forest Grove Rd. and follow for 0.5 miles to Old Ocean City Rd. Right onto Old O. C. Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to Esham Rd. Left onto Esham Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to burgundy/tan building on left. Signs Posted. Glass/China/Co llectables/Jewelry (5pm): Gorham sterling silver Baltimore and Eastern Railroad Division Loving cup, 8 place settings of Stieff rose, heavy 14kg rope necklace, 14kg dinner ring, pr sterling candelabras, pr Towle silver candle stands, Cut crystal center bowl on ormolu base w/ swan consoles, two sponge decorated dove form dresser boxes, partial service international sterling silver flatware, 6 m.o.p. forks and knives w/sterling handle, brass foo dog dragon lamp w/ruby globe, cranberry reverse hobnail hanging lamp, amethyst center bowl, 2 needlepoint oriental scenes, horse print on silk, oriental urn w/ base, oriental shadow boxes, gold rimmed liquor set, hand painted juice set, hand painted urn, Roseville Pottery to include: blue foxglove bookends ,Blue Freeria vase, pink peony gate vase, columbine bowl- hull water lily vase, Large selection of American Fostoria, approx. 175pc complete set of Franciscan china, large collection of Norman Rockwell including plates, figurines, and Santas, Hummels, many hand painted West German and Austrian plates, Lenox china, Limoges, Capidimonte, yellow ware bowls, crocks, split oak baskets, tapestry, hand painted washbowl and pitcher, cast duck door stops, antique coffee grinder, ruby cordial set, depression divided server, umbrella stand, amber cordials, etched amethyst goblets, oriental bowls, iridescent glass, 9 pc tea set, vanity lamps, many hand painted lamps, and much much more!! Furniture/Artwork (approx. 7:30pm): American Mid –Atlantic Cherry Chippendale Secretary w/ carved shell pediment and original candle slides and ball finials, George III inlaid mahogany and satinwood side cabinet, George III mahogany tall chest, George III mahogany Pedestal Pembroke table, American Federal Style eight day Tilden-Thurbur banjo clock, mahogany table w/ ebonized leg and gilt, 2 drawer mahogany end table w/ brass protectors and lions head pulls, cherry dinning table, 6 drawer sideboard w/ brass gallery, set of 4 ribbon back gold seat side chairs, set of 4 gold upholstered seat and back chairs, 5pc Milling Road bedroom suite, pr of tapered leg 1 drawer work stands, 7 drawer Old Colony dresser w/ end stand, gilt beveled glass mirror w/ carved clamshell corners, pr upholstered high back side chair, 2 door over 2 door oriental stand, Artwork-Nasmyth, P. dated 1812

“North Arundel, Sussex” English school oil on canvas, Baker, T. dated 1856 “A Lane Near Warwick”O/C, Sheppard and castle O/C scene, pr of unsigned watercolors in gilt frame, 4 framed J.P. Swartz prints, 1 Tart Henson 3 section scene, 6 framed etchings, 1873 Currier and Ives fashion scene,3 gilt and black lacquer oriental bird scenes, Tang Yin Chinese art and many other oil on canvases- black lacquer tea cart, 2 child’s wingback chairs, oak lighted curio, oak server top bar, Touché lamps, floor lamps, _ rope bed, Westclox mantle clock, 2 Lancaster Co. chairs in original paint, Eastlake cane bottom chair, maple Eastlake dresser w/ mirror, pine double bed, oak washstand w/ mirror, needlepoint rocker w/ matching footstool, oak dry sink, wicker and oak plant stands, oak entertainment center w/ leaded glass, marble top French provincial table, white leather rocker, Lay-z-boy rocker, upholstered swivel rocker, pr oak end stands, oak coat rack, child’s rocker, HP Pavilion computer w/ printer, 2 13” TV’s, and more!! Coins (5:30pm): We will be selling approx. 387 lots of coins & paper currency to include a 1934 $1,000 U.S. Bill, 1934, $500 U.S. Bill, 50 Unc. 1963 Barr $1 bills, 1880 & 1882 $5 half eagle gold coins, 35 Morgan Silver Dollars, 20 Peace Dollars. Lg. selection of half dollars including 1832 & 1858-O capped bust, walking liberty, Franklin & Kennedy’s. Selection of quarters including Barber, Qty pre 64 Washington, Dimes including an 1832 capped bust, Barbers, Mercury’s and a qty of Washington Pre 64’s, Nickels including 1866 shield, Liberty, Buffalo & Jefferson’s, 3 cent nickels, 2 cent pieces, pennies including Lg. cents, Flying Eagle, Indian, Wheat cents & more. Qty misc. mint sets, proof sets, commemoratives & more. Approx. 387 lots will be sold. This will be part 1 of a two part sale due to the volume of coins. Catalog has been mailed to coin subscribers and is available on the website. Box lots will be sold last: Daisy BB gun, concrete yard figures, mirrors, canon adding machine, milk glass vases, misc amber glass, lesser china, flatware, flower planters, cups and saucers, and still unpacking!! Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 13% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. Auction conducted inside & outside our 9,000 Sq. Ft. facility. Two Auctioneers. Some seating provided. Food served by Flannery’s .

UPCOMING Thur. May 3rd, 2007 – 28559 Seaford Rd., Laurel, DE. Nicely updated 2 BR, 1 BA 947 Sq. Ft. home. Spent $34,000 in recent improvement including new siding, new roof, doors, brick steps, sidewalk, attic windows. Central air/Furnace updated in 2004. UPCOMING Fri. May 18th, 2007 - Four 3.8 to 4.5 Acre building lots with septic approvals in Felton, DE on Black Swamp Rd. Referred to as Kent Co Map 6-00-14700-01-1005-0001 Parcel 3047, Map 6-00-14700-01-1009-0001 Parcel 84726, Map 6-00-14700-01-1010-0001 Parcel 84727 & Map 600-14700-01-1011-0001 Parcel 84728. Offer excellent location in Central Delaware. Located only 5 miles East of Rt. 13 directly across from Dovington Equestrian Training Center UPCOMING Thur May. 24th, 2007 – 10181 Marvil Dr., Laurel, DE. Nicely maintained 2 BR, 1 BA 832 Sq. Ft. home featuring updated windows (1996), updated roof (10 years ago). Would make an ideal starter or investment home.

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LEGALS NOTICE OF ANNEXATION AND ZONING AS COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS USE (C-B) BY THE TOWN OF LAUREL NOTICE OF THE ANNEXATION AND ZONING AS COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS USE (C-B) of certain property contiguous to the present southeasterly limits of the Town of Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware, being the lands of Debbie Brittingham, presently vacant, tax map no. 232/12.15/39.01, by action of the Town Council of The Town of Laurel, Delaware, at its regular meeting on April 2, 2007. THE TOWN OF LAUREL BY: JOHN J. SHWED, MAYOR 4/12/1tc

NOTICE OF ANNEXATION AND ZONING AS COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS USE (C-B) BY THE TOWN OF LAUREL NOTICE OF THE ANNEXATION AND ZONING AS COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS USE (C-B) of certain property contiguous to the present southeasterly limits of the Town of Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware, being the lands of Frances Webb, presently used as Tastee Freez Restaurant, tax map no. 2-32/12.15/40 by action of the Town Council of The Town of Laurel, Delaware, at its regular meeting on April 2, 2007. THE TOWN OF LAUREL BY: JOHN J. SHWED, MAYOR 4/12/1tc

NOTICE OF ANNEXATION AND ZONING AS COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS USE (C-B) BY THE TOWN OF LAUREL NOTICE OF THE ANNEXATION AND ZONING AS COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS USE (C-B) of certain property contiguous to the present southeasterly limits of the Town of Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware, being the lands of which Two Farms, Inc. & JJLJLaurel, or known as Royal Farms, presently operated as Royal Farms and as residential properties, tax map no. 2-32/12.15/32, 33, 34, & 2-32/12.00/48, by action of the Town Council of The Town of Laurel, Delaware, at its regular meeting on April 2, 2007. THE TOWN OF LAUREL BY: JOHN J. SHWED, MAYOR 4/12/1tc

NOTICE OF ANNEXATION AND ZONING AS COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS USE (C-B) BY THE TOWN OF LAUREL NOTICE OF THE ANNEXATION AND ZONING AS COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS USE (C-B) of certain property contiguous to the present southeasterly limits of the Town of Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware, being the lands of Bargain Bills Shore’s Largest Flea Market, Inc., presently as commercial property, tax map no. 2-32/12.00/105, by action of the Town Council of The Town of Laurel, Delaware, at its regular meeting on April 2, 2007. THE TOWN OF LAUREL BY: JOHN J. SHWED, MAYOR 4/12/1tc NOTICE OF ANNEXATION AND ZONING AS COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS USE (C-B) BY THE TOWN OF LAUREL NOTICE OF THE ANNEXATION AND ZONING AS COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS USE (C-B) of certain property contiguous to the present southeasterly limits of the Town of Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware, being the lands of Doug Whaley, presently vacant, tax map no. 232/12.00/106.01, by action of the Town Council of The Town of Laurel, Delaware, at its regular meeting on April 2, 2007. THE TOWN OF LAUREL BY: JOHN J. SHWED, MAYOR 4/12/1tc

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE You are hereby notified the below matters will be before: The Planning and Zoning Commission for their review and recommendation on Thursday, May 3, 2007, at 7:00 P.M., in City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware; and, The Mayor and Council for their determination on Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at 7:05 p.m., in City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware: 1) Seaford Project, LLP, property owners of Tax Map and Parcel 3-31 5.00 4.21, Venture Drive, in Ross Business Park, are seeking a preliminary site plan review for a warehouse and office. 2) Cato, Inc. property owner of 1700 Middleford Road, Tax Map and Parcel 3-31 5.00 105, is seeking a preliminary site plan review

for a restaurant. If any of these projects are of concern to you and you wish to present your position or evidence, please attend this meeting. You may have counsel to attend on your behalf. Issued this 12th day of April 2007 pursuant to the Rules heretofore adopted by the City of Seaford. THE CITY OF SEAFORD Dolores J. Slatcher City Manager 4/12/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LITTLE CREEK HUNDRED Subd. #2006-9 Notice is hereby given that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, MAY 10, 2007, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of R. W. DURHAM & ASSOCIATES, to consider the Subdivision of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, by dividing 125.79 acres into 116 lots, located northwest of Road 506, 2,100 feet southwest of Road 498. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this application may be examined by interested parties in the County Planning and Zoning Office, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 4/12/1tc

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE IN AND FOR SUSSEX COUNTY In Re: Change of Name of Terry Allen Ridnour, Petitioner to: Spencer Lee Keys. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Terry Allen Ridnour, Dogwood Lane, Laurel, Del. 19956 intends to present a Petition to the Court of Common Pleas for the State of Delaware in and for Sussex County to change his name to Spencer Lee Keys. Terry Allen Ridnour, Petitioner 4/5/3tc

✳ APRIL 12 - 18, 2007 NOTICE Estate of Michael L. Gordy, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Michael L. Gordy who departed this life on the 4th day of March, A.D. 2007 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Cindy Gordy Mullins on the 2nd day of April A.D. 2007, 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 November, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Cindy Gordy Mullins 207 North Front St., Georgetown, DE 19947 Attorney: James A. Yori, Esq. Fuqua & Yori, P.A. P.O. Box 250 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 4/12/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Anna E. West, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Anna E. West who departed this life on the 12th day of March, A.D. 2007 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Michael W. Gray on the 30th day of March A.D. 2007, 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 12th day of November, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Michael W. Gray 6509 Senator Lane, Bensalem, PA 19020 Attorney: Stephen P. Ellis, Esq. Sergovic & Ellis P.O. Box 875 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 4/12/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Gertrude J. Crossman, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Gertrude J. Crossman who departed this life on the 19th day of March, A.D.

PAGE 37 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Jack D. Crossman on the 29th day of March A.D. 2007, 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 19th day of November, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Jack D. Crossman 12563 Concord Rd., Seaford, DE19973 Attorney: Cindy L. Szabo, Esq. Sergovic & Ellis P.O. Box 875 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 4/12/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Elsie G. Pase, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Elsie G. Pase who departed this life on the 23rd day of March, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Joyce P. Davis on the 29th day of March A.D. 2007, 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 23rd day of November, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Joyce P. Davis 708 Van Buren St., Melbourne, FL 32935 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 4/12/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Mildred M. Watson, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Mildred M. Watson who departed this life on the 14th day of February, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto E. Elaine Watson on the 23rd day of March, A.D. 2007, 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 14th day of October, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: E. Elaine Watson 8684 Garden Lane, Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Shannon R. Owens, Esq. 123 Pennsylvania Ave. Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 4/5/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Vernon E. Hastings, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Vernon E. Hastings who departed this life on the 26th day of February, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto David C. Hastings, Barry E. Hastings on the 26th day of March, A.D. 2007, 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 26th day of October, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: David C. Hastings 812 E. Ivy Dr., Seaford, DE 19973 Barry E. Hastings 25392 Butter Mill Dr., Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 4/5/3tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of an Alias writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land and being situate in or near Blades, Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, located on the northerly side of Concord Road, being bounded on the east by lands now or formerly of Franklin B. Dean and lands now or formerly of Lillie M. Dean, on the north lands now or formerly of Lester C. and Mary H. Hurd, and on the west by an unimproved street and being more particularly See LEGALS—page 38

PAGE 38 LEGALS - from Page 37 bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a set iron pipe located on the northerly side of the Concord Road, being a corner for these lands and unimproved street, thence North 01 degrees 10 minutes 00 seconds East, 210.00 feet to a point, passing over a set iron pipe at 190.00 feet; thence with the lands now or formerly of Lester C. and Mary H. Hurd, South 88 degrees 50 minutes 00 seconds East, 100.00 feet to a set iron pipe, located at the corner of these lands and now or formerly of Lillie M. Dean; thence with the land now or formerly of Lillie M. Dean and lands now or formerly of Franklin B. Dean, South 01 degrees 10 minutes 00 seconds West, 210.00 feet to a set iron pipe located at the corner of these lands and lands now or formerly of Franklin B. Dean; thence with the northerly side of the Concord Road, North 88 degrees 50 minutes 00 seconds West, 100.00 feet to the point and place of beginning. BEING the same lands and premises which Charles F. Reynolds and Linda L. Reynolds did by deed dated June 10, 2002, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Sussex County, Delaware in Deed Book 2717 Page 77 did grant and convey unto Charles F. Reynolds. Tax Parcel: 1-32-1.1159.00 Property Address: 102 E. High Street, Blades Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before May 7, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on May 11, 2007 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost

MORNING STAR of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff's Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of CHARLES F. & LINDA L. REYNOLDS (AKA LINDA L. TORBERT) and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 4/5/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a Second Pluries writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County and being more particularly described on a plot of survey entitled “Subdivision of Lands of Rose Aileen Adams,” dated June 2, 1999, which may be found of record in Plot Book 65, page 126, as prepared by John L. Conner & Associates, as follows, to wit, BEGINNING at an iron rod located on the northeasterly right of way line of County Road #46, said rod being the dividing line for this lot and other lands of Rose Aileen Adams; thence from said Rod North 15 degrees 00 minutes 07 seconds East 1388.38 feet to the center line of a ditch; thence along the center line of a ditch South 78 degrees 48 minutes 23 seconds East 316.6 feet to a point; thence South 89 degrees 28 minutes 68 seconds East 182.80 feet to a point; thence South 78 degrees 26 minutes 35 seconds East 36.65 feet to a point; thence North 72 degrees 10 minutes 04 seconds East 318.46 feet to a point; thence along lands now or formerly of N. Hearn South 09 degrees 10 minutes 28 seconds West 26.20 feet to a point; thence South 03 degrees 02 minutes 53 seconds West 1057.06 feet to the center line of a ditch; thence South 72 degrees 29 minutes 07 seconds West 166.82 feet to a point; thence North 74 degrees 44

minute 433 seconds West 320.56 feet to appoint; thence North 76 degrees 35 minutes 41 seconds West 124.26 feet to a point; thence South 67 degrees 53 minutes 08 seconds West 187.76 feet to a point; thence North 79 degrees 47 minutes 49 seconds West 119.19 feet to a point; thence South 19 degrees 47 minutes 57 seconds West 222.55 feet to an iron rod situated in the northeasterly right of way line of County Route #46; thence along the northeasterly right of way line of County Route #44 North 89 degrees 00 minutes West 150.00 feet to the point and piece of beginning. BEING The same lands and premises which Rose Aileen Adams nka Rose A. Cartwright did by deed dated August 20, 1999 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Sussex County in Deed Book 2415 Page 319 did grant and convey unto Rose A. Cartwright and Gregory G. Cartwright. Tax Parcel: 2-31-13.0037.02 Property Address: 46 County Road, Georgetown Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before May 7, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on May 11, 2007 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff's Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County.

✳ APRIL 12 - 18, 2007 Seized and taken in execution the property of GREGORY G. & ROSE A. CARTWRIGHT and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 4/5/2tc



LANDS OF JAMES E. WHALEY, ET UX; THENCE TURNING AND RUNNING WITH SAID JAMES E. WHALEY LANDS, NORTH 3 3/4 DEGREES WEST, 232 FEET TO A PLASTIC PIPE AT A POINT AND PLACE OF BEGINNING, SAID TO CONTAIN 5,637 SQUARE FEET OF LAND, MORE OR LESS AS SURVEYED BY WALTER R. TODD, REGISTERED LAND SURVEYOR ON DECEMBER 1, 1990. BEING THE SAME lands and premises by which Jeffrey D. Whaley by Deed Dated May 1st, 2000, Recorded June 13th, 2000, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2493, Page 333, did grant and convey unto Jeffrey D. Whaley and Susan Whaley, h/w. ALSO BEING THE SAME lands and premises by which Jeffrey D. Whaley by Corrective Deed Dated August 23rd, 2000, Recorded August 29th, 2000, In the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2515, Page 201, did grant and convey unto Jeffrey D. Whaley and Susan Whaley, h/w. Tax Parcel: 2-32-13.0067.00 Property Address: RT 5, Box 258A, Shiloh Church Road, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before May 7, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on May 11, 2007 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is See LEGALS—page 39

MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 38 presented to the Sheriff's Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JEFFREY D. & SUSAN WHALEY and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 4/5/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, and State of Delaware, more particularly described as Lot No. thirty six (36), Woodman Court, on a plot of Middlesex Realty and Mortgage Company land known as "Amended Final Street & Lot Plan, Devonshire Woods", prepared by Edward H. Richardson Associates, Inc. Registered Engineers and Land Surveyors, dated April 7 1966, and revised September 12, 1968, which plot is now of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Georgetown, Sussex County, Delaware, in Plot Book No. 8, Page 107, and being more particularly described according to a survey prepared by Miller ÂŹLewis, Inc., dated September 1, 2004, as follows to wit: Beginning at a pipe located at the end of a cul de sac on Woodsman Court, said pipe marking a common corner for the lot herein and Lot 35 and situate 234 feet, more or less, to Short Lane, thence along and with a curve of said cul de sac to the left, having a radius of 50.00 feet, an arc distance of 52.91 feet, along a chord bearing South 74 degrees 38 minutes 16 seconds West 50.48 feet to a pipe marking a common corner for the lot herein and Lot 37; thence along and with the common boundary line between the lot herein and Lot 37, North 45 degrees 51 minutes 44 seconds West, 200.00 feet to a concrete monument sit-

uate along the line of lands now or formerly of William P. Ricks, et ux; thence turning and running along and with the common boundary line between the lot herein and lands now or formerly of William P. Ricks et ux, (1) South 86 degrees 51 minutes 10 seconds East, 190.78 feet to a concrete monument; thence turning and running (2) South 71 degrees 24 minutes 29 seconds East, 31.20 feet to a pipe marking a common corner for the lot herein and Lot 35, South 14 degrees 47 minutes 38 seconds west 109.10 feet to a pipe, being the point and place of Beginning and said to contain 16,799 square feet of land, more or less, together with all improvements thereon. SUBJECT to any and all restrictions, reservations, conditions, easements and agreements of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware. Being the same lands and premises which Steven D. Mayer and Michelle A. Mayer did grant and convey unto Kevin A. Bell and Debbie A. Bell by deed dated September 27, 2004 and recorded on October 15, 2004 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 03047 Page 294. Tax Parcel: 5-31-10.0012.00 Property Address: 104 Woodsman Court, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before May 7, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on May 11, 2007 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is

presented to the Sheriff's Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of KEVIN A. & DEBBIE A. BELL and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 4/5/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of an Alias writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Broad Creek Hundred Sussex County State of Delaware, lying on the northeasterly side of County Road #474 and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a iron rod found on the northeasterly right of way line of County Road #474 at a point approximately 2630 feet more or less southeasterly from the intersection of County Road #474 with Route 9 right of way, thence from this point of beginning, north 54 degrees 46 minutes 01 seconds east 214.66 along the lands now or formerly of Kevin K. Banks to a found concrete monument; thence south 37 degrees 49 minutes 13 second east 190.45 feet along the lands now or formerly of Dale R. Dukes to a concrete monument found; thence south 53 degrees 04 minutes 27 seconds west 225.00 feet to a point on the northeasterly right of way line county Road #474 along the lands now or formerly of David W. Kiser and Debra J. Kiser; thence turning and running along said right of way line north 34 degrees 45 minutes 16 seconds west 196.91 feet to the place and point of beginning, said to contain 0.977 plus or minus acres, or more fully shown on a survey prepared by Citadel Engineering, Inc. dated August 8, 2005. Being the same lands and premises which Dale R. Dukes and Ross B. Dukes did grant and convey unto Sara J. Steinhauer and John G. Steinhauer by deed dated August 16,

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Police Journal Fatal crash in Laurel The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred early Saturday, April 7, at 1:14 a.m. on US 13 south of Laurel. Investigators report a 1999 Lexus 300, operated by a 38-year-old male from Baltimore, was traveling southbound on Gordy Road (CR 70) approaching a sharp left curve, which culminated at a stop sign at US13 southbound. The Lexus was traveling too fast to negotiate the curve and exited the west edge of roadway into a grassy area. Once in the grass, the vehicle overturned causing the operator, who was not wearing a seatbelt, to be ejected. Both the vehicle and the operator landed directly on the southbound travel lanes of US13. A witness who was traveling closely behind the Lexus observed the Lexus rollover. This witness, identified as Carla A. Armstrong-Watters, 38, of Wilmington, went to render assistance to the mortally injured operator. While both the operator of the Lexus and the witness were in the roadway, a 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis operated by Daniel Hudson, 21, of Delmar, was traveling southbound on US 13 approaching the area. Hudson did not observe the overturned vehicle and the person standing in the roadway, as the area was not lit and no lights were working on the Lexus. The Grand Marquis struck the operator of the Lexus, the witness who had stopped to help, and the Lexus. The operator of the Lexus was run over and died at the scene. The witness, Armstrong-Watters, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was admitted to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Alcohol is suspected on behalf of the operator of the Lexus. The operator of the Grand Marquis was wearing his seatbelt. This investigation is on going. The operator of the Lexus 300 that died in the crash has been identified as David J Walker Jr., 38, from Baltimore.

Seaford Armed Robbery Investigation revealed that on April 5 at approximately 4:41 p.m. a robbery took place in Seaford. The suspect entered the Super Soda Center and confronted the clerk with a handgun and demanded money from the register. The clerk complied and gave the money to the suspect 2005 and recorded on October 12, 2005 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 03214 Page 266. Tax Parcel: 2-32-8.005.06 Property Address: 28317 Dukes Lumber Rd., Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be

who then fled with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency. The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, 5'7" - 5'10", 165 lbs. with facial hair, wearing a black hooded jacket with fur trim and a red hooded sweatshirt. Seaford Criminal Investigation Division responded and processed the scene. The Seaford Police Department is asking anyone with information about this crime to contact them at 629-6644 or call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP3333. Delaware Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved.

Driver strikes Police Patrol Car On Monday, April 2, at 2:19 a.m. a Trooper from Troop 9 Odessa responded to the area of Rt. 13 southbound at Blackbird Forest Road in reference to a single vehicle crash. When the Trooper arrived on the scene, he observed a deer and other debris in the roadway. He activated his emergency equipment and positioned his vehicle in the right lane to protect the crash scene. As he was getting out of his patrol car the Trooper observed a vehicle approaching him from behind at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. The Trooper began to signal to the approaching vehicle to slow down and move over. The vehicle never slowed and drove at the Trooper, causing the Trooper to have to leap over the trunk of his patrol car to avoid being struck. The suspect vehicle, a 1993 Nissan Maxima, moved to the left at the last moment and struck the front driver's door of the patrol car bending it all the way back toward the front quarter panel. The Trooper got back into his vehicle and gave chase as the Maxima fled the scene. The suspect vehicle made a right turn onto Blackbird Forest Road and then pulled into a driveway in the first block of Blackbird Forest Road. The driver was immediately taken into custody without incident. He was identified as Charles H. Workman, 28, of the first block of Cardington Court in Clayton. Mr. Workman was transported back to Troop 9 and charged with DUI, Inattentive Driving and Driving without Insurance. He was released with a court date pending in late April.

credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before May 7, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on May 11, 2007 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost

of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff's Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JOHN G. & SARAH STEINHAUER (AKA SARAH J. STEINHAUER) and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 4/5/2tc



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People Hayman, Spedden to wed Stacy Smith Hayman and Bruce Alan Spedden, both of Seaford, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Lawrence Hayman of Daytona Beach, Fla., and the late Terry Hayman. She is the granddaughter of the late Levi and Bonnie Saunders and the late Howard and Alice Hayman. Her fiance is the son of Calvin and E Bonnie Spedden of Seaford. He is the grandson of Ida Lee Coulbourn and the late Herman Coulbourn. Ms. Hayman is a 1996 graduate of Colonel Richardson High School and a 2000 graduate of Delaware Technical and Community Collage. She is employed as a registered dental hygienist for Dr. Andrew L.Lavoie Jr. in Easton, Md. Mr. Spedden is a 1990 graduate of North Dorchester High School. He is employed as an independent contractor for FedEx Ground in Seaford.

Delaware 4-H teens meet with U.S. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. during their National 4H Conference in Washington. D.C. Stacy Smith Hayman and Bruce Alan Spedden

A June 23, 2007, wedding is planned on Grand Cayman Island in the British West Indies.

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Jason and Kimberly Spiegel announce the birth of their first child, Brady Charles Spiegel. He was born on March 6, 2007, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass., and was 7 pounds, 10 ounces and 19 and 1/2 inches long. Brady is the grandson of Kent and Pam Peterson of Seaford and Chuck and Sally Spiegel of Westwood, Mass. His great grandmothers are Lois Bell and Ruth Peterson, both of Seaford, and Sylvia Cotton of Dedham, Mass.

Caroline Elizabeth Spicer born Stacie and Robbie Spicer announce the birth of a daughter on Feb. 12, 2007. Caroline Elizabeth weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19 and 1/2 inches long. She was welcomed home by her two

brothers, Brock and Jordan. Her maternal grandparents are Carolyn Whitt of Seaford and Larry Whitt of Salisbury, Md. Her paternal grandparents are Mary and Jim Spicer of Laurel.

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Nine Delaware teens attended the National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C., in March. The teens are members of 4-H clubs throughout the state and spent the majority of their time working on citizenship projects, touring museums and monuments and meeting with Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Congressman Michael N. Castle. The teens also met United States Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns. Teens who attended were: Megan Campbell, Laurel, Sussex Tech

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Laurel Star Sports

Delmar hurler Matt Campbell winds and delivers during his team’s home win on Monday. Campbell combined with starter Dylan Shupe and reliever Mark Timmons to pitch a three-hit shutout against Washington. Photo by Mike McClure

Wildcats pick up win, three pitchers combine for shutout By Mike McClure The Delmar varsity baseball team earned its second non-conference win of the season with a 7-0 home win over Washington on Monday, April 9. Dylan Shupe, Matt Campbell, and Mark Timmons combined to pitch the three-hit shutout. Shupe, Timmons, and Campbell each drew a walk to load the bases in the bottom of the first. Shupe scored on a sac fly by Jordan Johnson and Eric Parkinson singled in Timmons. Campbell and Parkinson each stole a base, David Pollitt drew a walk to load the bases, and Drew Merrill walked to plate Campbell and make it 3-0. Shupe struck out the side in the second inning. Washington collected a pair of singles in the top of the third for the team’s first hits of the game. Shupe issued a two-out walk to load the bases before inducing a popup to end the inning. Delmar’s Joe Pete reached first and second on error and scored on a single by Pollitt in third. Pollitt stole second and eventually scored on a Jaguar error, Shupe walked, and courtesy runner Jared Rittenhouse came home on a single by Campbell for a 6-0 Delmar lead. It was de ja vu all over again in the bottom of the fourth when Pete reached first and second on an error and scored on a hit by Pollitt, this time a double. The Wildcats held a 7-0 lead after four innings of play. Campbell came on for Shupe in the top of the fifth and hit a batter and gave up a single and a walk to load the bases before getting a pair of lineout to end the inning. The second lineout was a come-backer which Campbell snared before throwing to first for the inning-ending double play. Campbell worked a 1-2-3 sixth inning with a pair of strikeouts before giving way to Timmons in the final inning. Tim-

Laurel senior Nicole Mancini kicks the ball as senior goalie Abby Kee looks on during a home game last week. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel girls soccer team falls to 2-3 following home loss to Dover The Laurel varsity girls’ soccer team fell to 2-3 overall with a 7-0 loss to Dover last Thursday in Laurel. The Bulldogs defeated Woodbridge and Delmarva Christian earlier in the season for the first varsity wins in program’s five-year history. See next week’s Laurel Star for a story on the Laurel soccer team.

Delmar’s David Pollitt stands at the plate during Monday’s win over Washington. Pollitt had two hits and two RBIs to help pace the Wildcats. Photo by Mike McClure

mons allowed no runs, no hits, and a walk and struck out one to preserve the shutout win. Shupe allowed two hits and three walks and struck out six in four shutout innings and Campbell gave up a hit and a walk and struck out a pair in two innings of work. Campbell went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI; Johnson batted 1-for-3 with an RBI; Parkinson was 1-for-4 with an RBI; Pete scored two runs; Pollitt went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a run; and Merrill had an RBI for the Wildcats.

Delmar’s Katie McMahon looks to pass the ball during last week’s victory over Smyrna. McMahon had the lone goal in the 1-0 win. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar girls’ soccer team edges Smyrna, 1-0, with second half goal The Delmar varsity girls’ soccer team moved to 3-2 with a 1-0 win over Smyrna last Thursday in Delmar. Katie McMahon scored a second half goal off a feed from Haley Keenan to help the Wildcats to their third straight win. Sam D’Armi made seven saves in the Delmar win.



SWARMIN’ TO THE BALL- The Woodbridge defense swarms to the ball as the Ravens’ Ally Mohun looks to get off a shot. Photo by David Elliott

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RAIDERS AND RAVENS- Above, Woodbridge’s Ivana Hall, Sussex Tech’s Kasie Price, and Woodbridge’s Andrea Roche go for the ball during last week’s game. Below, Sussex Tech’s Regina Fiacco looks to get past Woodbridge defenders Chelsea Collison, Melissa Baker, and Kelli Warner. Photos by David Elliott

Atkins shoots a 40, Sussex Tech defeats Laurel, 167-203 The Sussex Tech varsity golf team beat Laurel, 167-203, last Thursday in the second meeting between the two squads in two days. Sussex Tech’s Richard Atkins was the medalist on Thursday with a 40. Teammate Clayton Bunting added a 41, Andrew Sellers and Eric Scott each shot a 43, Herb Quick had a 44, and Kyle Messick shot a 45. For Laurel, Scott Lee led the way with a score of 45, Steven Johnson was right behind him with a 46, and Gaven Parker and Chad Baker each shot a 56. Whitney Evans added a 59 and Ben Lloyd shot a 68 for the Bulldogs.

Laurel-Seaford varsity baseball, softball games are rescheduled The varsity baseball and softball games between Seaford and Laurel, scheduled for last week, have been rescheduled due to rain. The softball game will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at 4:15 p.m. in Seaford The baseball game has been rescheduled for May 16 at 4:15 p.m., also in Seaford.




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Delmar Sports Scene By Tommy Young The Delmar High baseball and softball teams traveled over to Milford on Monday, but left their bats behind as they only had a total of three hits between them as the boys lost 13-1, and the girls were shut out 2-0 despite a good mound effort from Mindi Wheatley as she only gave up three hits. Their games with Caesar Rodney were postponed because of the weather, and there were no reports on the double header the softball team was supposed to play over at Mardela. The only win for the Wildcats for the week was a 2-1 victory by the girls’ soccer team as they defeated Polytech. ASSISTS AND ERRORS- Ever since the game of baseball was invented, the reason it became so popular so quickly was the “Town Teams” as they were called because they were groups who were trying to play this new sport from small towns and communities all over this country, and the Eastern Shore was no exception as teams were formed from small towns from one end of this peninsula to the other. When leagues were formed, rivalries sprung up between certain towns that lasted long after the leagues folded. Just as the leagues were gaining popularity, something would come along and cause them to close down as a league, but there were always teams that survived and continued to play independently. The rivalry between these teams became more intense. The further opposition came from the professional Major League organizations that began organizing leagues on the Eastern Shore and sponsored teams made up of rookies they had signed with hopes of finding players who were good enough to move up through their system to their Major League teams. However, there were “Blue Laws” in some counties that would not allow them to play on Sunday. This allowed the Town Teams to continue to play because this was the day they played on anyway. But they, too, folded for the same reasons the Town Team leagues did; mainly the “Great Depression,” and just as they were getting back on their feet, along came World War II. This hurt the professional teams more than the Town Teams even though they were not as strong because some of their better players had to go in the services. They managed to carry on with men too young or too old for the service and a few medical reasons or their employment was crucial for the war effort. Meanwhile, through all this, Delmar, like a few neighboring towns like Mardela, Sharptown, and Salisbury, and a few towns in lower Delaware and on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, every spring always came up with some kind of baseball team. A lot of the time they had very little equipment including uniforms that matched. I had heard many stories when I was growing up about the teams of the 20’s and 30’s and how they would play teams made up

of major leaguers before and after their season was over. In those days, major leaguers were very poorly paid and had to find jobs to support their families when their season was over, and this is one way they made this extra money by traveling all over the country playing this kind of team. My first recollection of Delmar Town Team was in the late 30’s and early 40’s when Evert “Pop” Calloway organized a Delmar Town Team and let Jobey Hearn and me travel with them as they played other local town teams. World War II put an end to that team as most of this team was drafted into the service. Then after I graduated from high school and worked in Delmar for a year, I went over to Baltimore to work for Glenn L Martin in October of 1942, but in the spring of 1943, I came back to Delmar. I signed up for the draft over there, but if I were drafted, I didn’t want to go away with a group from the Baltimore area, so I had the draft board over there transfer my registration to the office in Salisbury. To my surprise, when I got home, I found that Homer Foxwell and Jay Wilson had put together a Town Team and invited me to play with them. They had a few older players like Charlie Culver, Tommy Adams, John Wingate, and, of course, Homer, but the rest of the team was made up of younger boys like Jobey Hearn, Bunk Kerley, Everet and Bill Pederson, Bill McCain, Dickie Moore, Ray Hollis, Austin Crockett, and several others. We played about 12 games that summer with teams like Mardela, Sharptown, Willards, and other teams that would eventually wind up in the Central Shore League. I remember the longest trip we took was to Lewes and played an Army team that was based there. We played on a field that did not have a blade of grass on it, and if a ball was hit between the outfielders, it was an automatic home run as the ground was mostly hard sand. They beat us 3-2, but served us a nice dinner. I think this was only the second game we lost all summer, and we had a lot of fun because we all got to play different positions from week to week. The following year Jay and Homer gave up the team, so Jobey and I took over with almost the same group, but added a few more players including Clarke Cugler, George Davis, Frank Maddox, and Merrill Nichols which made us a much better team and allowed us to play more and better teams. This wound up being the nucleus of the Delmar Railroaders, which was formed the following year (1945) and became a member of the eight-team Central Shore League. As this is Easter week, the school teams will not be in action, and I’ll talk about the beginning of the Delmar Railroaders and the Central Shore League and some of the teams that started that league. Delmar’s Corie Elliott looks to pass the ball to Katie McMahon during last Thursday’s 1-0 win over Smyrna. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar senior catcher Jordan Johnson, left, makes contact with a pitch for a sacrifice fly during his team’s 7-0 win over Washington on Monday. Delmar’s Mark Timmons prepares to deliver a pitch during the Wildcats’ win. Photos by Mike McClure

Registration is being held for Margie Knight Volleyball Camp Girls ages 12-17 who are interested in improving their volleyball skills should make plans to attend the Margie Knight Volleyball Camp this summer. Scheduled to take place at Salisbury University Aug. 6-10, the program is designed to teach aspiring players to bump, set, and spike successfully. The camp will be led by Salisbury University head volleyball coach Margie Knight, who recently celebrated her 200th victory. Registration is taking place at the Wicomico Civic Center box office Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. To register online visit The cost is $145 per player. For more information about the camp, which is sponsored by Wicomico Recreation, Parks, and Tourism, please contact Kelly O’Brien at 410-548-4900 ext. 108.

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Laurel Stars of the Week

Female Co-Athlete of the Week- Mindi Wheatley- Delmar Delmar senior Mindi Wheatley allowed just two hits and two runs in a tough luck loss to Milford last Monday. Wheatley, who shares pitching duties with fellow senior Erin Tingle, earned the win in her team’s recent win over Seaford.

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Laurel boys’, girls’ track and field teams face Dover The Bulldog boys’ and girls’ track teams made a strong showing against a very strong Dover team last Tuesday. The boys lost, 104-30, while the girls fell, 117-5. The Bulldog boys had a first place finish from Jerry Henry in the shot put (37’ 7 1/2”) and second place finishes from Jeremy Bagwell (100 meter dash), Holy Exume (200 meter dash), and David Albert (high jump) with a personal best jump of 5’ 10”. Laurel also had third place finishes from Holy Exume (100), Jeremy Bagwell (200), Caleb Wilson (300 hurdles), Albert (long jump and triple jump), Henry (discus). The 4X400 relay team of Scott Hall, Wilson, Zach Exume, and Alex Hawes (4:07.6) also finished first. The 4X800 relay team of L.J. Watts, David Carbajal, Cory Penix, and Hawes finished with a season best 9:40. The 4X200 team with K’lin Gootee, Hall, Jamar Archer, and Zach Exume running together for the first time this season turned in a solid time of 1:43.5. The Bulldog girls had third place finishes from Twyla McCrea (400 meter dash and 200 meter dash), Kenisha Wilson (100 meter dash), and Kelcie Mahr (200 meter dash). Laurel head coach Gary Cannon said the girls’ team, which is competing with a very small squad is “doing a very outstanding job and is scoring in every meet.”

Female Co-Athlete of the Week- Brittany Joseph- ST Sussex Tech senior Brittany Joseph struck out 10 and allowed just three hits in her team’s win over Seaford last Monday. Joseph helped her own cause by collecting a double, a home run, and five RBIs in the contest.

Honorable mention- Zack Bonniwell- Laurel; Lance Kelley- Laurel; Taylor Jones- Laurel; Scott Lee- Laurel; Steven Johnson- Laurel; Jerry Henry- Laurel; Caleb Wilson- Laurel; Zach Exume- Laurel; Scott Hall- Laurel; Alex Hawes- Laurel; Lauren Bozman- Delmar; Katie McMahon- Delmar; Regina Fiacco- Sussex Tech; Tiamia Black- Sussex Tech; Brooke Tull- Sussex Tech


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BULLDOG SOCCER- Laurel’s Kelly Thibeau, left, has the ball against a Dover defender during last Thursday’s home loss. Photo by Mike McClure

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MAKING A MOVE- Delmar’s Kelsey Murrell, right, looks to make a move with the ball during her team’s win over Smyrna last week. Photo by Mike McClure

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Raven roundup: Sussex Tech track teams earn wins By Mike McClure

Sussex Tech’s Brooke Tull comes home with a pitch during her team’s win over Laurel recently. Tull had 19 strikeouts in 10 innings for the win. Photo by Mike McClure

Sussex Tech’s Zach Adkins takes a cut during his team’s home loss to Seaford last Monday. Photo by David Elliott

Western Sussex graduates take part in college spring sports The following are stats from local graduates who are playing college spring sports as of Friday, April 6: Baseball- Mike Dodson- Laurel- Wesley College- 2-for-12, 3 R, 3 RBI, 7G John Passwaters- Woodbridge- Wesley College- 33.1 IP, 6 GS, 4-2, 2.70, 23 K Andy Hartstein- Laurel- Salisbury University- 7G, 0-for-8, 2 R B.J. Jenkins- Seaford- Clark Atlanta University; Cody Collins- Delmar- Delaware Tech- Owens; Jason Rust- Woodbridge- Wilmington College; Zac Spece- Sussex TechArcadia- no stats available Softball- Daneille Shields- Sussex Tech- Shippensburg-15 GS, 17G, 8-5, 2.69 Kristen Burns- Sussex Tech- Arcadia- 1G, 0-for-0 Bethany Pavlik- Sussex Tech- Delaware Valley- 10 G, 8 GS, 7-for-21, .333, 10 R, 5 RBI, 1 HR Lyndsey Ellsworth- Sussex Tech- Wesley- 15-for-40, .375, 7 R, 4 RBI Shirelle Tingle- Seaford- Wesley- 4-for-24, .167, 3 R Tami Johnson- Epworth Christian- Wesley- 0-for-3, 0-3, 4 GS, 22 IP, 7.36 Kelly Schirmer- Sussex Tech- Wilmington College; Miranda Dickerson- LaurelDelaward Tech- Owens; Ashlyn Booth- Laurel- Delaware Tech- Owens; Nikki ZerolesDelaware Tech- Owens; Megan Street- Epworth Christian- Delaware Tech- Owens; Brittney Ruark- Delmar- Delaware State- no stats available Track- Cristina Garmendia- Seaford- Washington University- 400 hurdles- 1:09.47; tiple jump- 10.32 m Rayna Horsey- Woodbridge- University of Delaware; Rebekah Ricksecker- Sussex Tech- Liberty- no stats available

The Sussex Tech boys’ and girls’ track and field teams earned wins over Seaford last Tuesday. The boys picked up a 99-47 victory while the girls won, 117-28. Darius Sivels placed first in the long jump (19’ 11 1/2”) and was on the winning 400 meter relay team; Tom Ford was first in the 800 meter run (2:15) and was on the winning 3,200 meter relay team; and Andrew Townsend was on the winning 3,200 meter and 1,600 meter relay teams and also came in first in the triple jump (37’8”) and 400 meter run (55.3). Tiamia Black paced the Lady Ravens with 14 1/4 points, placing first in the 110 hurdles (17.8) and 300 hurdles (54.6). Nicole Mahoney finished first in the 800 meter run (2:35) and the 1,600 meter run (5:55) and was on the winning 3,200 meter and 1,600 meter relay teams. Danee White came in first in the 200 meter run and was on the winning 400 meter relay team, Tiffany Roles placed first in the 3,200 meter run (14.34) and was on the winning 3,200 meter relay team, and Ellen Rowe was on the winning 1,600 meter and 3,200 meter relay teams. Raven soccer team nets win over Raiders- Sussex Tech’s Bethany Callaway The Sussex Tech girls’ soccer team picked up a kicks the ball during the Ravens’ 9-0 win over Woodbridge last Thursday to move game against Woodbridge last to 4-1 overall. Regina Fiacco netted four second week. Callaway dished out an assist in the 9-0 win. Photo by Mike half goals and dished out an assist and Kyle Rickards scored three goals and had an assist for McClure the Ravens. Melissa Lynch also had two goals while Bethany Callaway, Sydnee Yeary, and Ally Mohun each had an assist. Katie Nennstiehl made a pair of stops in goal for Sussex Tech, which held a 24-2 advantage in shots.

4-H/YMCA announce first annual basketball tournament On Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 the Sussex County 4-H after school programs will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for youth ages 6-17. Friday tournament hours begins at 5 p.m. and Saturday tournament begins at 9 a.m. The tournament will be at the Phillis Wheatley Middle School in Bridgeville. Teams will consist of three youth in the same age group. Participants are encouraged to sign up by May 4. There is a team entry fee of $15.00 There will be four separate age divisions: 6-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 14-17. Teams are made up of three youth and each team member must be in the same age group. The Sussex County 4-H after school programs currently operate at two locations: the Phillis Wheatley Middle School in Bridgeville and at Hickory Tree a Delaware State Housing Community in Selbyville. Each of the programs are approved sites through the Office of Child Care Licensing and operate five days a week from approximately 3-6 p.m. Hickory Tree serves youth in grades K-4 and the 4-H/YMCA Afterschool Program in Bridgeville serves youth in grades 5-8. Both programs are currently grant funded. All proceeds from this event will go towards sustaining these programs.

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DFRC Blue-Gold All-Star football committee announces ‘07 buddies The DFRC Blue-Gold All*Star Football Game Committee is proud to announce that Elena Tadlock and Ashley Webb have been selected as the Blue-Gold All*Star Buddies for the 52nd Annual Blue-Gold All*Star Football Game. These two young people have been chosen to represent their respective teams at public events leading up to the game that will be held on June 23, 2007. Elena is 15 years old and will represent the Blue team. She is the daughter of Dianne Tadlock of Wilmington and attends Dickinson High School. Elena enjoys movies, music, and games. She is especially excited to have been selected as the Blue All*Star Buddy this year because she can share the experience with her cousin Michael, because he is also one of her high school participant matches. Ashley will represent the Gold team. She is 11 years old and the daughter of Linda and Chris Webb of Milford. Ashley attends Banneker Elementary School. In addition to swimming, she enjoys dancing, fishing, and parks. Ashley is very thrilled to have been selected as the Gold All*Star Buddy and is quite happy that one of her participant matches came to her school to read to her. The Hand-In-Hand Program began in 1974 as a way to educate the Blue-Gold participants about cognitive disabilities. The high school participants have the opportunity to be matched with an individual with cognitive disabilities as his or her “buddy” for several months preceding the game. Elena has been matched with participants from St. Elizabeth’s High School – ambassador Kerri Campbell and player Michael Testa. Ashley’s participant matches are ambassador Stephanie Swadley and player Alan-Michael Hill, both from Milford High School.

Club 50 High games and series Bob Rice 286 Joe Bishop, Sr. 775 Alma Musser 281 Shirley Ellis 739

Senior women’s softball teams to play at Sports at the Beach Three senior women’s softball teams will start practicing at Sports At The Beach in Georgetown on Monday, April 16. Joining the Delaware Diamonds 50s and the Delaware Diamonds 60s this year is a new 50s team, the Alley-Cats. Teams will play in the 5-year age group of the youngest player on their team: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65+. Women born before December 31, 1957 are eligible to play. Players of all abilities are welcome. Entire new teams or new individual players may still register by calling Marion Lisehora at 302-934-9512.

Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club to hold indoor flag football league The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club is holding registration for its Indoor Flag Football League. The league is open for the following divisions: girls 9-12 and 13-15 and boys 9-12 and 13-15. The registration fee is $10 per person and $25 for non-members. The proceeds benefit the club’s athletic department. Registration will take place Monday through Friday from 2:30-7 p.m. The girls’ league will take place on Wednesday evenings and the boys’ league will take place on Monday evenings. The leagues will run through June 6.

Laurel’s Katie Watson looks to take the ball to the goal during last week’s game against Dover. Photo by Mike McClure

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A view from the cheap seats By Mike McClure, Star Sports Editor You have to love the weather on the Delmarva Peninsula. If it’s too warm, give it a couple days and it will be snowing. Don’t like the snow, that’s all right 80 degree weather is right around the corner. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw snow on Easter weekend. Our photographer David Elliott had some good pictures of the snow on the Nanticoke Little League field. Now I grew up in Pennsylvania, but I don’t ever remember seeing snow around Easter. The ridiculous part was that it was 80 degrees a few days earlier. All this crazy weather has caused the spring sports schedules to be shuffled around a little bit (more on that later). I can only imagine what is like playing spring sports in the cold. Actually, I can do more than imagine it, I’ve been out there too. I also recall running track one season back when I was in high school (in the stone ages). There were many times when there was snow on the ground early in the season but we still had to go outside and run around town. There’s ice on the ground, no big deal just run around it. And then there were the days of the meets when we had to take off our sweat pants and run around the track a few times. Talk about motivation to run quickly. We have had some weird weather around here the past couple years but at least we don’t live in Cleveland. The poor Cleveland Indians can’t even play in their home ballpark because of snow. They have to play in Milwaukee, talk about adding insult to injury. Spring break- Between rainouts, games not being reported, and games not

being played as scheduled its been kind of difficult keeping up with all the local teams but I’ll try to sum things up as best I can. In baseball, Seaford is 6-1 so far with a game scheduled at Salesianum on Saturday before home games against Henlopen foes Polytech and Lake Forest. Sussex Tech has three wins including conference wins over Smyrna and Laurel. The Bulldogs, who face St. Thomas More and Caravel this week, are 2-3. Woodbridge and Delmar also have a pair of wins with the Wildcats visiting Sussex Tech next Tuesday. In softball, Sussex Tech had a 5-0 record going into this week. Laurel, with wins over Lake Forest and CR and a narrow loss to Tech, is 3-2. The Bulldogs are scheduled to visit Seaford in a makeup game this week. Delmar, with wins over Seaford and Woodbridge; Seaford, with wins over CR and Dover; and Woodbridge, with wins over Dover and Delmarva Christian, all have a pair of wins. In girls’ soccer, Delmar has won three games in a row and is 3-2 going into next Tuesday’s game at Indian River. Laurel has turned some heads with a 2-3 record so far. Sussex Tech has been a force in the Henlopen North with a 4-1 mark to date. The young Woodbridge soccer team looks to pick up a win when it goes back to work next week with a game at Sussex Central and a home game against Delmar next Thursday. The second Battle of the Bleiles will take place April 24 when Woodbridge visits Seaford. The Jays, which visit Cape, Smyrna, and IR next week, are also looking for a win.

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Seaford/Laurel Star Tuesday high school scoreboard Baseball- Delcastle 8, Sussex Tech 2 (Monday)- Steve Sharff collected three hits for the Ravens in this Stetna Cup game. Seaford 8, Middletown 1 (Monday)- Derrik Gibson struck out 13 and walked one while allowing three hits in seven innings for the win. Gibson and Paul Widerman each added two hits and two RBIs, Zach Shofer added a pair of RBIs, and Robbie Payne doubled in the Blue Jay win. Sussex Tech 10, Howard 0- Steve Sharff and George Godwin each doubled, Seth Hastings hit a triple and Zach Adkins threw a no-hitter over five innings in the Ravens’ Stetna Cup win Tuesday. Softball- Middletown 13, Seaford 4 (Monday)- Leah Bowman doubled in the Jays’ loss.

The Jays’ second baseman Kyle Shockley tags out St. Elizabeth’s Jason Lex on an attempted steal in a recent game. Seaford’s catcher Paul Widerman made a perfect throw to nail the runner. Seaford defeated Middletown, 8-1, in a non-conference game on Monday. Photo by Gene Bleile

Register now for the Shore Stick Field Hockey Camp Learn the skills necessary to hit the field at the annual Shore Stick Field Hockey Camp, slated for July 23-27 at Bennett Middle School. Registration is now open for the week long instructional program which will be led by Salisbury University head field hockey coach Dawn Chamberlain. The camp, which is open to rising third graders through graduating seniors, is designed to improve the skill level and conceptual knowledge of field hockey players. Girls will be divided into groups according to their ability and/or age. Chamberlain has led the Sea Gulls to 18 NCAA tournament berths with nine appearances in the final four. Assistant coaches Lindsay Elliott (Delmar), Brittany Elliott (Delmar), and Megan Powell will join Chamberlain at the camp. Registration is taking place at the Wicomico Civic Center box office Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Call Kelly O’Brien at 410-548-4900 ext. 108 or contact her at for more information.

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With trees and wildlife in mind Delaware tree farmers of the year make room for animals on their land tilled. On a recent cold spring day, Fairplay’s greening wheat fields and reddening woods combined with a bright blue sky to Leslie Merriken figures that during his create a palette of color. career as a tree farmer, her husband, But his farms are not just about wheat, Calvert, has planted more than 3 million loblollies, corn and soybeans. The Mertrees. Owner of 12 tree farms totaling rikens are very interested in managing more than 1,500 acres in Maryland and Delaware, Calvert Merriken “puts his heart their properties not only as a business but and soul” into managing his forests, Leslie also as important parts of nature. The California farm is home to a protected Civil said. War-era white pine grove and to a rookery, The Merrikens, who live in Denton, a blue heron nesting area. Md., are this year’s Delaware tree farmers At Fairplay, there are a number of acof the year, named by the state Tree Farm commodations for the wildlife that make Committee. The committee is part of the the woods their home. Towering over the National Tree Farm Program that is sponfarm is a windmill that pumps water into sored by the American Forest Foundation. the wildlife pond, installed in 1992. The The American Tree Farm System, of which Merriken’s farms are a part, was es- pond is stocked with catfish, widetablished in 1941 to encourage private for- mouthed bass and bluegills and is often visited by eagles, heron, ducks and quail, est owners to grow trees as a crop. There Leslie said. Its sides are tiered so that are 70,000 tree farms in the United States, thirsty deer can easily walk down to the making up 95 million acres. Delaware has water level. about 200 such farms, totaling 56,000 Planted along one of the several access acres and generating $3.5 million annually. roads that crisscross through the farm are a Among the tree farms that Merriken dozen hazelnut trees, that when mature owns is the 120-acre Greenwood Tree will provide food for a variety of nut Farm, on Sussex 597 southeast of Greenlovers, including turkeys. The hazelnut wood. Calvert, 79, bought that farm in project is sponsored 1941, when he was by the National Arjust 13 years old. bor Day Foundation, He also owns the ‘I grew up on a farm. He grew up which recognized California Tree on a farm. His father was a tree Calvert in 2004 with Farm, 437 acres west its Good Steward of Harrington, and farmer. This is just a way of life award. Fairplay, a 601-acre Near the hazelnut tract northwest of for us. We both love the land, and grove is a patch of Greenwood that has that’s why we do what we do. It’s clover, planted just been in his family for the increasing since 1680, when it pretty simple.’ numbers of whitewas granted by the tailed deer that visit “Proprietories of and forage on the Maryland and the Leslie Merriken farm. Lesser Proprietories State tree farmer of the year And across the of Pennsylvania” to road, a three-acre his ancestors, memplot, nearly surbers of the Mastin rounded by woods, has been planted in family. Merriken took control of the farm warm-season grasses, just the right thing in 1973. for quails, Leslie said. The plot is encirToday, about 430 acres of the Fairplay cled by a ring of clover to help keep quailfarm is wooded and about 170 acres is By Lynn R. Parks

Counselor attends conference Sam Slabaugh, Delmar, attended the third annual Conference of Kingdom Advisors, “Building Your Faith, Building Your Practice,” in Atlanta, Ga., recently. The conference is the largest gathering of Christian financial professionals in the country. “Building Your Faith, Building Your Practice” was designed to encourage Christian advisors in their faith. The conference featured speakers Ron Blue, Andy Stanley, Chip Ingram, Crawford Loritts, Howard Dayton and Ken Boa. In addition, the conference featured more than 30 professional development workshops led by nationally known Christian leaders and fi-

nancial professionals. Slabaugh is a “qualified kingdom advisor,” meaning that he is a believer in Jesus Christ, adheres to Kingdom Advisor’s professional code of ethics, personally practices biblical stewardship and integrates biblical wisdom into his advice. Kingdom Advisors is a non-profit professional education, training and development organization based in Atlanta. The organization teach Christian financial advisors to communicate biblical wisdom to their clients, to apply professional principles in their practices, and to live out their faith in their marketplace.

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Leslie Merriken stands at the entrance to Fairplay, near Greenwood, one of three Delaware tree farms that she and her husband, Calvert, manage. The Merrikens are this year’s Delaware tree farmers of the year. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

hunting fox out of the grass. Tree farmer of the year is not a new award for Calvert Merriken. He first received the recognition in 1978. Shortly after that, in 2000, he was Delaware’s nominee for tree farmer of the year for the northeast region, made up of 13 states in New England and the mid-Atlantic area.

He was a finalist for that award. Leslie Merriken has a simple explanation for her and her husband’s devotion to their farms. “I grew up on a farm,” she said. “He grew up on a farm. His father was a tree farmer. This is just a way of life for us. We both love the land, and that’s why we do what we do. It’s pretty simple.” 210 W. Market St., P.O. Box 750 Georgetown, DE 19947

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Stacking speedsters compete in world championship By Mike McClure

Wednesday, April 11, with the championships taking place through April 16. When North Laurel Elementary School Other team members are Morgan Joseph, physical education teacher Garrett Lydic Alyssa Givens, Natalie Sava, Melissa attended a Speed Stacks demonstration in Joseph, Trevor Bradley, Chontel Handy, Dover in 2004, he pictured his students Shelby Murphy and Courtney Trazo. doing sport stacking. Now, three years lat“Everything about this tournament is er, four of his students are competing in speed, speed, speed,” Lydic said. The the World Sport Stacking Association championships feature sport stackers from (WSSA) championships in Denver, Colo. all over the world, including Japan, CanaOnce he saw the speed stackers in da, Germany, England and the United Dover, “I had a viStates. sion of my kids do“There’s just a lot ‘There’s just a lot of benefit to it. ing it,” said Lydic. of benefit to it. It’s Lydic worked great for hand eye with the school’s coordination,” said It’s great for hand eye coordinaPTA and obtained an Lydic. “You don’t MBNA grant to purneed to be a great tion. You don’t need to be a great chase 80 stacks of athlete to be good at cups. His kids have it.” now been taking part According to Lyathlete to be good at it.’ in sport stacking for dic, the activity three years. When helps bridge the two North Laurel first sides of the brain. It Garrett Lydic got involved in sport also wakes up the Physical education teacher, stacking, the cups brain and gets stuNorth Laurel Elementary School could only be purdents ready to learn. chased through “I like to stack Speed Stacks and other manufacturers of and it helps me with my softball. There’s the cups. Now they are available at various so many things you can do with it,” includretail outlets. ing relay races, one-color stack and twoThe Laurel sport stacking team has color stack, said Culver, who has been dobeen practicing in the North Laurel gym ing sport stacking for the past three years. after school in preparation for this week’s Hadder and Woods have been doing big event. stacking for the past three years. Like Team members Sharron Hadder, Gaby many of the other club members, they Culver, Brittany Woods and Sara Jo Whapractice every day. ley were scheduled to arrive in Denver on “I like doing it with my friends and rac-

Boys and Girls Club planning for activities at its summer camp The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Laurel is accepting registrations for its Summer Fun Camp. The camp will start on June 11 and run until Aug. 24. It will be open weekdays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. This summer’s theme is, “Fun in the Sun.” Activities will include several field trips, including to the aquarium in Baltimore, the Smithsonian Institution and the water park at Killens Pond State Park near Felton. Now, the club is open for teenagers Monday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Activities include homework help, athletic leagues and career development. Every Friday is Teen Movie Night. The club is still accepting members into its before- and after-school care program. This program is a licensed child-care program that offers homework

help, arts and crafts, physical education and computer training. Members are served a daily snack. The morning program is open from 6:30 to 8:30 and the afternoon program from 2:30 to 7. The club’s travel basketball teams are both participating in the Sussex and Kent County tournament. The 7- to 9-year-old team is in the finals taking place at Dover High School, and the 10- 12-year-old team is in the semi finals. The club is developing a program to help the children with what they are learning in their math and reading classes at school. HOSTS Math & Reading is a national program that helps children practice and develop their skills. For further questions about the Boys & Girls Club of Laurel, call 875-1200, or visit us the Web site

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North Laurel Elementary School students Sara Jo Whaley, left, and Brittany Woods work on their sport stacking skills. Both girls are in Denver at the world sport stacking competition. Photos by Mike McClure

ing them,” Whaley added. Members of the team have performed at Legislative Hall, for the U.S. House of Representatives and for a Laurel School Board meeting. They also recently put on a half hour show in Camden. This is the first time Delaware has been represented in the annual international competition. All four students had never been on a plane prior to Wednesday’s flight to Denver. They were also scheduled to make their first trip to the mountains on their first day in Colorado.

The kids saw the video from last year’s competition, which was shown on ESPN, and wanted to go represent their town and state. This year’s event will also be televised on ESPN. “A lot of kids around here don’t get that opportunity,” said Lydic. The cost of the trip was around $550 per child and parent. Local organizations and businesses helped the students with the cost of the trip. For more information on sport stacking and the WSSA championships, visit the Web site


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SWEARING IN - Members of the Laurel Town Council were recently sworn in for new terms. Above, Mayor John Shwed swears in Terry Wright as her husband looks on. Below, Chris Calio’s family attended his swearing in. Photos by Tony Windsor

SKATEBOARDING FOR A PARK - The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club facility in Laurel was the site of a Sk8 Jam held in March to raise money for construction of a skateboard park in town. More than 45 people participated, raising more than $1,000. First-place winner in the novice class was Caleb Benton. In the advanced class, Erik White came in first, Michael Newton second, Danny Giblin third and Sam Herid fourth. Caitlin Benton was first in the girls’ division and Mara Pusey was second. Another fund-raiser, a dodge ball tournament, will be Saturday, April 21, at Laurel High School. For information, call Dawn Wilson, 236-9968.

Lioness Club offering scholarships The Laurel Lioness Club is offering two scholarships to any student residing the Laurel area with a minimum GPA of 2.5. One scholarship will be for $1,000. The other scholarship, the Jewell Hickman

Scholarship, will be for $500 and is available for a student entering the medical profession. Deadline for applications is May 1 and they can be picked up at the Laurel High School guidance office.





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CHURCH BULLETINS Old Christ Church open May 27 Historic Old Christ Church welcomes everyone for Sunday morning worship at 9:30 a.m. from May 27 through Oct. 7. The church is located on Chipman's Pond Road off Rt. 24, Laurel. The church is on the Historic Register, built in 1771 and original as it was in that period.

Messiah’s Vineyard Church Dr. Carl G. Vincent would like to announce a Healing and Miracle Service leading up to Easter. The service will feature Pastor Billy Burke on Sunday, April 29, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Central Worship Center Yard Sale A large Spring Yard Sale at Central Worship Center will be held on April 14, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Breakfast starts at 6:30

a.m., followed by lunch at 11 a.m. Country crafts, household goods, furniture, school uniforms, baby and children clothes, shoes, books, toys and much more. For more information, call 875-7995.

Laurel Baptist Church Concert Laurel Baptist Church is hosting its annual Spring Sing Sensation. Guest singers are The Girls, Revived, The O'Day Family and Frank Silva. The concert will be on April 22, at 7 p.m. Come for a night of Praising the Lord. For more information, call Gertrude Smith at 875-7998.

'Greater Love' at Seaford Nazarene Sunday, April 22, at 11 a.m., the Seaford Church of the Nazarene at 520 South Dual Highway (Rt. 13 next to the Guide) is hosting the "Greater Love Quar-

tet" in concert. All are welcome to join us in worship and celebration as we experience the ministry of this wonderful southern gospel quartet. Admission is free. A love offering will be received. For more information, call 629-3929 or 381-6514.

Centenary Church Gospel Cafe Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar & Market Streets, Laurel, is hosting Christian music each Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Bruce and Nancy Willey are presenting live Christian music, fellowship, and refreshments. April Guest Singers: April 14: Tull Family, Shannon Whaley, 11 yr. old Alexis Hudson, Bill Primrose. April 21: Sierra Spicer, "All 4 Him" Group, Dawn Hopkins, "Pink Grass" (all female bluegrass group).

April 28: "Lights of Home," Ray & Trevor Marine, Gospel Café first annual BBQ (outside). Every week, Mary Ann Young joins us! For more information, call the Church office at 875-3983 or Bruce Willey at 8755539.

Cup of Joy Coffeehouse April 27 Friday, April 27, from 7-9 p.m. Coffee, music, and connection with Christian people is available, at the Seaford Church of the Nazarene. There will be an Open Mic from 7-9 p.m. Unplugged instruments (aka acoustical) only. Seaford Church of the Nazarene is located at 520 South Dual Highway (Rt. 13S next to the Guide). For more information call 629-3929 or 3816514.

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Mrs. Beckert was born March 22, 1922 in Bridgeville, a daughter of Grant Friedel and Nellie (Boyce) Friedel. She had been employed as a nurse in hospitals and private practice. She was a lifelong member of the Bridgeville Historical Society. Mrs. Bekert loved antiques, reading, and she collected rabbit figurines. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Beckert was predeceased by her husband Dr. Rudolph H. Beckert in 1999, and a son, Adam g. Beckert. She is survived by a son Michael R. Beckert of Greenville, N.C.; and two grandsons, Jonathan and Andrew Beckert. Funeral services were held at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, Bridgeville, Tuesday, April 10, with Rev. Albert Taylor officiating. Friends called prior to the services. Interment was in Bridgeville Cemetery, Bridgeville. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bridgeville Historical Society, P.O. Box 306, Bridgeville, DE 19933. Send on-line condolences to:

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Richard (Dick) Walker Ewing of Daytona Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully at home on March 14, 2007, surrounded by his family after a long illness. He was the son of J. Benjamin Ewing and Gertrude Morgan Ewing, the grandson of Benjamin B. and Catherine Lingo Ewing of Rehoboth Beach and the grandson of W.Y. and Clara Morgan of Warsaw, Va. A native of Rehoboth Beach, Mr. Ewing joined the U. S. Marine Corps. in 1952, and was attached to the Marine Embassy Guard. His duties included security detail for John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State, and he accompanied Secretary Dulles to NATO conferences throughout Europe. Later, he was assigned to the US Embassy in Vienna, Austria, where he met his wife, Fran, a staff member of the Embassy. They were married in the Hofburgkapelle, the Imperial Palace. The Vienna Boys Choir sang at the ceremony. They returned stateside and settled in

northern Virginia, where they raised five girls. After discharge from the Marines, he became a police officer in Arlington County, and later a business owner. In 1994, they moved to Daytona Beach, Fla., where he enjoyed painting, fishing with his wife and friends and socializing with the wonderful friends they made in the area. Those who will lovingly remember him include his wife of almost 50 years, Fran; his daughters, Suzanne Ewing (Tripp Kline), Julie Ewing, K-Lee Ewing, all of Pennsylvania, Robin Smith (David) of Maryland and Trudi Vogel (Brad) of Port Orange, Fla.; a brother, State Rep. J. Benjamin Ewing, Jr. of Bridgeville; a sister, Kathryn Ewing Brewer of Stuart, Fla. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Jessica, Kayla, Tyler and Emily. A Memorial Mass was held at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, Port Orange, Fla. on March 30. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129.










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Letters Politicians respond to letters As Hearns Pond residents, we have been working to increase awareness of the need to bring the Hearns Pond Dam up to new federal dam safety standards. To this end, we have contacted several local and state officials to help with the process, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have responded: Within days we had received a letter from state Rep. Ben Ewing and a phone call from state Rep. Danny Short. Since then, we have received phone calls from Gov. Miner’s office via DNREC, from Sen. Carper’s office, and from Congressman Castle’s office. Each discussed with us the process that would need to take place in order to begin this project and what part they would play in it, and they have vowed to continue to stay in touch throughout the process. We feel fortunate that our single letter prompted so much communication from several of our representatives and we are looking forward to working together with them as this project unfolds. John and Karin Hunt Seaford

Blades should annex to the west This is in reply to Blades annexation. I’ve always believed in getting your own house in order before taking on something new. In the first place I don’t think I’d want a main highway, Rt. 13, separating my town. Instead of going east, think about it — if you do anything, go west.

This would save a tremendous amount of money on sewer and water. The town council should think about the existing town. All you have to do is drive down Market Street in Blades (Alt. 13.) The road is a disgrace! First it needs to be repaired and paved. Stone, gravel and sand are everywhere — it hardly ever gets cleaned up. It seems that something could be done about the trucks and the mess they make. Most come from Arundel Corp. and Wyoming Concrete. If you want an excellent example of how a downtown road should look, take a look at Seaford High Street downtown. The mayor and council have done wonders. Make Blades attractive, neat and clean before you take on new obligations. Richard B. Elzey Seaford

Embryo stem cell research wrong Putting aside all of the discussion and spin about embryonic stem cell research, the best way to resolve the problem in your mind is to analyze the basic facts. First, we have to face the fact that an embryo is a living thing. It contains stem cells like all of the rest of us. Today, there is considerable stem cell research using stem cells from adults. There is proof of their successful use, and they are obtained without depriving others of life. All research from embryos to date have failed — the results are weird and unpredictable, yet there are those who still want to continue down that path, although it does kill

human life. It is an untenable position to want to kill known life to try to help those in need. Who is more needy than the embryo being killed? An embryo is formed by a natural law of human conception, an egg fertilized by a sperm. In that instant, a living human being is created that will go through many stages of life, all of them absolutely connected to one another in a continuous development without a single interruption. Just as plant seeds possess the starting point for plant life, so will a human life result into a mature human person if the embryo is allowed to continue its stages of growth. We all know that if we cut off the little seedling with the lawn mower, that is the end of the flower plant it would become. In the same way, if we cut into an embryo, we are destroying the human being that would have become. Would we even contemplate cutting apart a one-year old darling child to use her parts? Of course not. But if we cut apart an embryo to use its stem cells, we are really doing the same thing — it is only a matter of happening a year sooner, but still the same thing. We are killing a darling child. So, no matter what reasons anyone can dream up to allow us to destroy embryos to get their stem cells for experimental research, think of it as killing that darling child to use her body parts for experimental research, and then multiply that child’s life by the thousands the heartless experimental researchers want to use in the fu-

ture if we let them bamboozle us into agreeing that it is OK. One of the worst aspects of it all is that there is no assurance that anything good will ever come out of the embryonic stem cell research because there is no real evidence or reason to expect it. The truth is, the people who want to do it only want the right to destroy the embryos in a blind attempt to see if something good will ever come out of it. Not one stem cell researcher can give you a definite answer that something will ever come out of all they want to do - they just want government money to experiment with. Once we agree to it, what is next? Will it be OK then to do experimental research on some old guy, cut him up for research, snuff out other old people in a long series of trials? Have you noticed that the ACLU, which pretends to fight for civil rights, is not trying to stop embryonic stem cell research because it offends our right to “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness?” The reason is that the liberal element in America uses civil rights as a two-way street when they interfere with their desire for anything that eliminates life such as abortion. It is murder from one end of a life to the other at old age. Each of those embryos diverted to such research is a life that will never see itself as a person on earth. That is something we cannot and should not allow. Charles N. Valenti Rehoboth

After three-day course, it’s Possumus Magnificat Windsor I suppose I have always been somewhat intimidated by the fact ONY INDSOR that I am not a college graduate. In both my 23-year career as a jourThe school has a mascot, nalist and my past eight years in administration with Boys & Girls the Fightin’ Possum, and Clubs of Delaware, I have been surrounded by those who have degrees of higher education. the school colors are However, I am proud to say that I definitely graduated with high black and blue. honors from the “school of hard knocks.” Trust me, this is an acmedian Jerry Clower. credited educational entity and one that Rice heard about business mogul Dondelivers in the area of life lessons. ald Trump’s creation of “Trump UniversiBut, now I can proudly proclaim that I ty” as a vehicle for aspiring business enam indeed the possessor of a certificate trepreneurs and right away felt this was degree from an educational institution needed for the growing throngs of people known as “George Jones University.” who converge on Nashville each year in Now, before you chuckle and dismiss my claim as nothing more than a humorous at- hopes of a career as the next country music star. tempt to hide the fact that I am basically So, Rice joined forces with Nashville academically ignorant, allow me to share. businessman Matthew Wilkes, an execuThough this “university” is not the trative at Gandy Ink, and went about pushing ditional two-year or four-year academic inthe idea for a new music university. When stitution, I will attest to the fact that in it came to attributing a name to the univeronly two and a half days, I learned more sity, there is no one more revered and saabout the inner workings of the music incred to country music than George Jones. dustry than I have been able to acquire in The very mention of that name evokes the my more than 30 years of performing musincerest of respect all the way from the sic in the tri-state area. top executives of the Nashville record and George Jones University is the brainentertainment industry to the most imporchild of Nashville promotional and mantant of all, “the country music fans.” agement guru Tandy Rice. Among his Fortunately for Rice, the living legend plethora of accomplishments in the enterGeorge “Possum” Jones and his life parttainment business, Rice for 32 years manner, wife Nancy Jones, liked the idea of a aged the career of legendary country cocountry music university and the three-



way partnership set about in developing “George Jones University.” On March 28, about 200 members of the inaugural class of George Jones University, including yours truly, converged on Nashville. Being a second generation, die-hard George Jones fan, I was greatly impressed by the fact that the classes were being held on the grounds of the George Jones ranch. Shuttle buses picked us up at a local motel and took us to the ranch for the sessions. On the first day we were graciously welcomed by George Jones, his wife Nancy and his daughter Georgette, who is also a country music artist. After welcomes, Tandy Rice, the official “dean” of the university, took over and from that point on it was a whirlwind trip for the next two and a half days. The caliber of speakers who schooled the class on the “need to know” information about making it in Nashville was amazing. Topics included artist management, music publishing, public relations and publicity and the all important legal issues of the business. The presenters included some of the biggest names in the music industry, such as George Jones’ own booking agent Reggie Mack and his personal attorney, Phillip K. Lyons. My personal favorite area of education came with the discussions about the true heroes of country music, the legends, like Hank Williams, Jim Reeves and Jones himself. I was amazed to have the opportunity to meet and learn history from the legendary Nashville music scene “creator,”

Charlie Lamb and former Grand Ol’ Opry manager Bob Whittaker. I was also blown away by the insight given by Internet radio pioneer and co-creator of RAM Radio, Pam McCluskey. Also, the university allowed a bevy of the class members to showcase their talents throughout the event. This portion of the affair proved to be not only entertaining, but a true testament to the breadth of great talent that comes to “Music City” on a regular basis. The proceeds from George Jones University are contributed to area charities including domestic violence prevention group, “Bridges of Williamson County,” and the Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee. By the way, just in case you doubted the significance of GJU in the educational arena, the school has a mascot, the Fightin’ Possum, and the school colors are black and blue. I now possess a degree that proudly hangs on my office wall, awarding me the title “Possumus Magnificat.” I would whole heartedly recommend “George Jones University” to not only anyone who is interested in a career in the music industry, but also to anyone who is a fan of the greatest music on earth, country music. Classes will be held quarterly and the next is slated for June 14 through 16. To learn more about the program, call 615-329-4347 or visit the Web site



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Education Laurel woman is state’s adult educator of the year The Delaware Association for Adult and Continuing Education (DAACE) has named Catherine DeShields Handy of Laurel as the Delaware Adult Educator of the Year. Handy is a teacher with the James H. Groves Adult High School and works at its Sussex Tech location, as well as its Department of Labor and Ellendale locations. Handy started teaching adults at Groves in 2001 after retiring from a high school teaching career at Seaford High School. Her love for teaching began before she was old enough for school. Being the youngest of 10 children, her older brothers and sisters would take her to school with them and the teachers would let her help hand out papers, wash the blackboards, and do other errands. At the age of 16, the teenager became a teacher’s aid in the summer school program. After graduating from the former Maryland State College in Princess Anne, Md., Handy’s career began teaching seventh grade English and a ninth grade advanced English class at the former Somerset Junior High School. Two years later in 1973,

Seaford High School hired her. She also taught advanced composition to seniors at Sojourner Douglas College in Cambridge, Md. Handy holds a master’s degree from Salisbury State College and has earned 12 credits from Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., toward an advanced degree in educational administration . Handy believes in teaching life lessons outside the classroom by being involved in her students’ extra-curricular activities. She was the sponsor of four classes that involved planning and chaperoning proms, graduations, dances, floats and other things in which the classes were involved. Besides her career in education, Handy is active in her community. She holds several advisory positions and is a deaconess at the New Dimension Family Worship Center, and is a member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Soroptimist International, and the National Education Association. She is also a past chair of the speaking contest for the Seaford Festival of Youth. In her nomination application, Groves principal Terri Corder stated that Handy’s

Staff members of the James H. Groves Adult High School at the Sussex Tech Adult Division join Catherine DeShields Handy as she receives her State Adult Educator of the Year Award. From left: Blanche Nickel, Jose Oyola, Handy, Kristi King, Andy Furst and principal Terri Corder.

students “think that she only teaches their class because she is so focused on her students. She finds the strengths of each student and then builds on those strengths, all the while encouraging them to do their best. Students flourish under her direction.” “I want to find that point and light that

spark that will ignite the flame that will cause the student to want to learn more,” says Handy. “As an educator, I must work to find that niche that will ‘turn on’ the student and create a burning desire for learning, for searching, for probing, for questioning, and for ‘fishing.’”

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you begin to look at student makeup school by school, you find substantial differences. Some charter schools serve primarily minority students and other serve primarily white students. Most charter schools also serve few students with disabilities or English language learners. In terms of student performance on the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP), the study concluded that based on the analysis, charter schools performed less well at grades 3 and 5 than traditional public schools. There was improvement over time at grade 8 and by grade 10, charter school students performed above expected levels. Jean Allen, president of the State Board of Education, noted that the reports have

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Education briefs AARP to hand out scholarships Georgetown’s AARP Chapter #5340 will award two $500 scholarships. Applicants must have a C average and must be a Georgetown resident. Applications are available at the guidance offices of Sussex Central Senior High School, Sussex Technical School and Delmarva Christian High School. The applications must be submitted by April 15, and the scholarships will be awarded in May. For details, contact Elaine Frey at 855-0963.

DHS grad on dean’s list Jessica Rae See was on the fall semester 2006 dean’s list at the Institute of Art of Philadelphia. See is a 2005 gradate of Delmar High School. She is majoring in interior design. Her parents are David B. See and Michael and Terri Wolfgang Mercier.

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Legion sponsoring poster contest The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 6, Seaford, is sponsoring a Poppy Poster Contest. The poppy flower serves as a remembrance for all veterans. The deadline for the contest is April 25. The contest is open to children in grades four through 12. Rules and regulations

may be obtained at The Boys and Girls Club, Virginia Avenue, Seaford. Prizes will be awarded in May.

What in the World at WES The Delaware Business, Industry, Education Alliance is presenting a “What In The World?” program, to expose elementary school students to careers that require science, math or a technology background, at Woodbridge Elementary School on Wednesday, April 25. The program is being held for the fourth grade. Presenters will include representatives of the Delaware State Fire School, Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, Sussex County Department of Libraries, EST Financial Inc., the Delaware State Police Criminalistics Division, DNREC and the Centre Ice Rink. The Delaware Business, Industry, Education Alliance is actively recruiting volunteers for this program in Sussex County. For details, contact Robin Agar, 302-2848141 or

O’Neal earns second degree Rhys O’Neal, the son of Lynette Lowe and Alan O’Neal, both of Seaford, earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Delaware in December. He is a 2001 graduate of Seaford High School and in May 2006, he earned his bachelor’s in history, also from the University of Delaware. His grandparents are Elsie and the late George Lowe and Dot and the late Francis O’Neal of Laurel.


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GRANDPARENTS’ DAY - Students at Worcester Preparatory School, Berlin, Md., in preschool through grade 5 invited their grandparents to visit them for a day in school. Some of the classes held special presentations and others treated grandparents to a traditional school day. Above is Jared Gabriel of Laurel, kindergarten, with his grandfather.



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NEW TERM - Mayor John Shwed swears in town Councilman Randy Lee during last week’s council meeting. Looking on are Lee’s wife, Anne, and mother, Janet. Photo by Tony Windsor

IN MEMORIAM - Members of the Laurel Fire Department lead the procession to Laurel Hill Cemetery and the final resting place for Gerald W. Brown, former president of the fire company. Below, the sign in front of the fire station describes the mood of department members. Photos by Pat Murphy

FORMER BULLDOGS - The 1970s and early 1980s brought some great football players to the Laurel scene. Above are a few old players who participated in Dog Day sponsored last week by the Laurel Alumni Association. Below are some former Bulldogs who played at the school from 1956 to 1959. During those years, the Bulldogs had a 22-1-1 record and outscored their opponents 222 - 12.


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Show pride in America, fly the red, white and blue Spring. The earth bursting forth with a myriad of color in flowering trees, bushes, bulbs and even weeds. Plus a few scattered snow flurries and bitter cold winds that play havoc as farmers attempt to get the soil ready to sow fields of seeds. Even with all of its negatives, spring is a gloriously beautiful season. And most importantly, we know that the cold won’t be around too many more days. On a return trip from Milford recently, I saw another glorious sight of spring just ahead of my vehicle as I came to a busy intersection. Several cars ahead of ours, I spotted an automobile with two American flags blowing in the wind. The flags were attached to either side of the windows in the back of the car and shone brightly, visible to one and all, to other drivers and any pedestrians. The driver of the vehicle sat tall as he tooled down a major highway with those two flags blowing in the wind. His automobile and the waving flags brought a smile of pride to other drivers and passengers who passed by him. The flags reminded me of a very special trip my Marine Corps husband, Chuck, and I took to Texas some years ago. The occasion was a reunion of his VMF 218 USMC buddies and was one to remember with great joy. After gathering at the Breckinridge, Texas, home of Tex and Wynelle Melton for a memorable barbecue, about 15 vehicles formed a parade and drove to San Antonio. The trip from Breckinridge, a small town northwest of Dallas, down to San Antonio via Fredericksburg took a full day of driving. In order for our entourage to stay together, we needed something visible for each driver just in case one might stray off the special route. Tex came up with the idea of having small American flags attached to the hood ornament or some very visible spot on each vehicle. With Tex and Wynelle in the lead vehicle, we took off. He had a large Lincoln Town Car and had a 12- by 15-inch flag attached to the front of each fender. Every other car had flags highly visible, either on the hood ornament or on a window. Off we went, headed to Fredericksburg for the Admiral Nimitz Museum and Memorial Park, where we would honor the deceased members of VMF 218.


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April showers bring May flowers and Easter snow just brings woe! Last Sunday, many light, breezy spring outfits languished in the closets in the shadows of still current winter clothing, despite the fact that it was, in reality, Easter. So goes it — this too shall pass and we move along with goings-on in town. Juanita and Richard Stone entertained last week their daughter, Candace McWhirter, and her daughter, Elizabeth Lane, from North Carolina. While here, they celebrated a birthday for Juanita whose “day” was March 27. Belated happy one, Mrs. Stone. On Easter weekend Ned and Norma Jean Fowler had at home with them their daughters, Eva from Washington, D.C., and Insley from her college in Allentown, Pa. Matthew Adams, a first-year student at Full Sail College in Florida, is spending this week’s spring break with his parents, Marc and Bettyann Adams. From last Thursday through Easter Sunday, Gary and Rena Menard enjoyed the company of old friends from Hudson, N.H., Rick and Diane Holt, and their son, Seth, and daughter, Sarah. Alan and Sug Whaley had the nerve to leave all that nice warm weather down south when they returned home recently after several week’s vacation there. They visited Sug’s dad, Charlie Devlin, in West Palm Beach, celebrated at the Speckled Trout Festival in Okeechobee, Fla., and stopped to visit the Zephyr Hills in Stone Mountain, Ga. While in Florida they were joined for two weeks by their daughter, Phyllis Toomey, of Georgetown. My sources tell me that years ago Joe Stoakley, a bachelor at that time, announced to a friend that it would be a snowy day in April when he got married. However, on April 12, 50 years ago, it was just that when Mary and he exchanged vows, as there was snow on all of the spring buds and blossoms. Happy 50th, Joe and Mary, with special wishes from Helen and Keith Adkins.

Lordy, Lordy. Look who’s “40”!

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Very special happy birthday wishes to Betty Hitchens on April 16 and the same for her neighbor Marvin Taylor, who celebrates his the same day. There was a very gala celebration held last Saturday night at the Chick-Berry Farm for two Laurel ladies who happily(?) celebrated 40 years each at this birthday bash. It was, indeed, a grand occasion, with food galore, music, horns, hats and a really great crowd to help them feel that “life begins at 40” for Kim Parker and Donna Ward. Keep racking them up, gals, and celebrate again in another 40 years. We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Gerald W. Brown Jr., the Rev. Van Crawford, William “Bill” Dean and John McGlaughlin. We continue with prayers for those who are ill: Marie Adams, Ralph Baker, Martha Windsor, Richard Cordrey, Terry Layton, Kelly Griffith, Blanche Elliott, Lily Brittingham, Steve Trivits, Jean Henry and Hattie Puckham. Happy April birthday wishes to: Mary Wilson on April 13; Theodosia Gordy and Rosalee Wilson, April 14; Kitty Goff, Stanley Taylor and Barbara Smith, April 15; Nora Lee Callaway , April 16; Carlton Pepper, April 17; Reba Gaines, April 18; and a very special happy birthday wish with love from his wife to William E. Jones on April 19. “Nothing is worth more than this day.” See you in the Stars.

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It wasn’t exactly girls’ night out, but girls’ weekend away a couple of weekends ago, as several of our local “camp fire girls” trekked down to Maddox, Va., in the Chincoteague area. Kim Parker, Fran Munoz, Kim O’Neal, Dale Oddo, Kim Trivits and Donna Ward left husbands to keep the home fires burning (or all of their meals?) while they toasted marshmallows, warmed hands over the campfire and also did a bit of shopping in town. (The men are allowed to go next time.)


April 16, 1967


With Love, John & Mandie

Flowers • Hanging Baskets Bedding Plants • Perennials Vegetable Plants Shrubs & Trees


MORNING STAR ✳ APRIL 12 - 18, 2007


Who’s to blame for the Delaware motorists voice sharp jump in fatalities? concerns about highways Anyone who drives a car knows that there are some major problems RYANT ICHARDSON in Delaware with an increase in traffic and an increase of aggres48% of Delaware drivers sive drivers. AAA Mid-Atlantic’s recent sursaid that people become vey helps to identify the opinions of drivers as to who or what is to aggressive drivers beblame for the increase. The most noteworthy concern is cause they are frustratthat aggressive drivers are now ed with traffic. causing the highest number of traffic deaths, even more than intoxicated drivers. tracted drivers are a major problem Eliminate these two threats and 61% said cell phones are a significant Delaware would see the number of fatalidistraction ties decrease dramatically. 67% blamed distracted drivers for an Following are some of the other AAA increase in collisions with pedestrians poll results that reveal what motorists say 58% are not willing to pay higher gasoabout the problems on the highway. line taxes if funds went solely towards transportation projects Aggressive drivers 48% of Delaware drivers said that peo- Public-Private Partnerships ple become aggressive drivers because As federal and state transportation they are frustrated with traffic funding becomes more constrained, and Effective ways to combat aggressive demands on the system grow, many states, drivers were recommended including Delaware are looking for new 82% suggest tougher penalties for reways to generate revenue. peat aggressive drivers Recently the most commonly talked 80% recommend a show of force to about alternative source of revenue is the help publicize the problem concept of leasing toll roads, known as 73% encourage use of cameras Public-Private Partnerships. Solutions to traffic congestion When asked whether states should sell 36% asked for better timing of traffic their toll roads, Delaware drivers as well lights as other drivers polled in the Mid-Atlantic 24% want more highway capacity/more region, overwhelmingly said NO. tolled express lanes Note: Blades will be flushing water hy23% want more transit systems drants next week. Discolorization will Distracted drivers clear by running water. Call 629-8316 59% of Delawareans polled said diswith concerns.



AAA Mid-Atlantic has released the results of its 2007-2008 Public Opinion Poll of Motorists on Key Transportation Issues. The findings reflect the opinions of Delaware and Mid-Atlantic area drivers on a number of transportation issues such as highway safety, traffic congestion, transportation funding, gas prices, gas taxes and driver’s rights. “We wanted to put our finger on the pulse of Delaware motorists. They told us, sometimes in no uncertain terms, how they perceived our state's transportation issues. Motorists had strong feelings about everything from the dangers they face on the road to the taxes and fees they pay to use the roads,” said Catherine L. Rossi, manager of Public and Government Affairs.

Dangers of the Road Delaware drivers cite aggressive and distracted drivers as the biggest dangers they face on the road. Poll results represent a shift in driver perceptions, when more drivers cited drunk drivers as a bigger concern. In Delaware last year, aggressive driving-related fatal crashes outnumbered alcohol-related crashes for the first time ever. Aggressive driving contributed to 51% of fatal crashes - alcohol was a factor in 35% of fatal crashes. “Drivers are “multi-tasking” behind the wheel and becoming distracted in the process. A growing use of cell phones and electronic gadgets as well as food, personal grooming, children and pets draw drivers’ attention away from the road,” said Rossi.

Rising Gasoline Prices High gas prices are having an impact on drivers. When asked how they coped with rising gas prices: 89% of Delaware drivers said they drove less or drove a more fuel efficient vehicle. 20% said they took mass transit or carpooled more often. Rising gas prices hit young families the hardest. Of all AAA Mid-Atlantic drivers polled – 62% of 25-34 year olds said they changed their driving habits because of higher gas prices.

Driver’s Rights Delaware drivers felt strongly about their rights. Coded Vehicle Keys Many car owners who lose their vehicle keys do not have access to the necessary information to have a replacement

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President Bryant Richardson Vice President Pat Murphy Secretary Tina Reaser Treasurer Carol Wright Richardson Managing Editor Mike McClure

Editorial Gene Bleile Lynn Parks Daniel Richardson Elaine Schneider Kay Wennberg Tony Windsor Composition Rita Brex Carol James

Dauna Kelly Circulation Karen Cherrix Sales Beverly Arciuolo George Beauchamp Rick Cullen Jim McWilliams Cassie Richardson

Laurel Star Advisory Board Dale Boyce Sandy Davis Toni Gootee H. Robert Hickman Jane Hudson Linda Justice Albert Jones Kendal Jones Mike Lambert

Poll Results key made 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Vehicles manufactured after 1996 have a coded key replaceable only by a dealership - a process that is expensive, inconvenient and often lengthy. AAA believes vehicle owners should be able to obtain replacement keys.

Event data recorders Event data recorders (EDRs), also known as vehicle “black boxes,” collect and store aspects of vehicle performance and driver activity. EDR data was originally intended to collect crash data to improve vehicle safety, but is increasingly being used against drivers by insurance companies and law enforcement agencies. Unlike other devices, there are no standards of calibration or standards governing removal or transportation of the device and its data. AAA believes the owner of a vehicle owns the information their vehicle generates and stores. AAA believes access to EDR data should be only with the express permission of the vehicle owner, or lacking that, a court order where legitimate need for the data has been demonstrated.

AAA Call to Action AAA Mid-Atlantic calls on Delaware legislators to consider the following: Consider ways to address distracted driving. AAA believes Delaware should strengthen its current inattentive driving law to address more specifically the myriad of driver distractions, including, but not limited to the most visible distraction — cell phones. Outlawing any one particular device, at a time when the marketplace of electronic devices is growing, would be shortsighted. AAA supports a public education campaign that focuses on the very real dangers of distracted driving. Protect the Transportation Trust Fund. Regardless of how transportation is funded, motorists will foot the bill. In order to protect Delaware’s Transportation Trust Fund and restore public confidence in the transportation funding process, AAA supports a state constitutional amendment such as Pennsylvania’s that would protect the TTF from future diversion. AAA urges the state to work toward putting DelDOT’s operational expenses back into the General Fund.

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✳ APRIL 12 - 18, 2007


Seven-Day forecast for Western Sussex County Thursday



Tides Sunday



Nanticoke River Roaring Point, MD


A touch of morning rain

Partly sunny

Mostly cloudy and breezy

Mostly cloudy with rain possible

Mostly cloudy

Mainly cloudy, then rain

Intervals of clouds and sunshine








Almanac Temperatures

Precipitation . 58° . 26° . 61° . 38° 41.4°

Smyrna 54/38

Total for the week . . . . . . . . . . 0.94” Total for the month . . . . . . . . . . 0.96” Normal for the month . . . . . . . . 1.12” Total for the year . . . . . . . . . . 10.45”

Dover 53/39

Apogee and Perigee

Date April 17 April 30 May 15 May 27

Time 1:56 a.m. 6:58 a.m. 11:11 a.m. 6:02 p.m.

Date June 12 June 24 July 9 July 22

Perigee Apogee Perigee Apogee

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Rise .6:31 a.m. .6:30 a.m. .6:28 a.m. .6:27 a.m. .6:26 a.m. .6:24 a.m. .6:23 a.m.

New Apr 17

Milford 56/40 Greenwood 57/40

Lewes 54/41

Bridgeville 58/40

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Set .7:36 p.m. .7:37 p.m. .7:38 p.m. .7:39 p.m. .7:40 p.m. .7:41 p.m. .7:42 p.m.

First Apr 24

Low 7:53 p 8:50 p 9:42 p 10:32 p 11:20 p —12:56 p

Moon Thursday . Friday . . . . Saturday . . Sunday . . . Monday . . Tuesday . . Wednesday

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Rise .3:50 a.m. .4:21 a.m. .4:49 a.m. .5:16 a.m. .5:43 a.m. .6:12 a.m. .6:46 a.m.

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Set .2:02 p.m. .3:16 p.m. .4:30 p.m. .5:46 p.m. .7:03 p.m. .8:23 p.m. .9:44 p.m.

Day High Low High Low Thurs. 12:03 a 6:26 a 12:41 p 7:15 p Fri. 1:11 a 7:34 a 1:46 p 8:12 p Sat. 2:15 a 8:37 a 2:46 p 9:04 p Sun. 3:13 a 9:36 a 3:41 p 9:54 p Mon. 4:07 a 10:32 a 4:33 p 10:42 p Tues. 4:58 a 11:25 a 5:24 p 11:30 p Wed. 5:48 a 12:18 p 6:14 p —-

Harrington 56/40

Time 1:08 p.m. 10:26 a.m. 5:39 p.m. 4:44 a.m.

Sun and Moon Sun Thursday . Friday . . . . Saturday . . Sunday . . . Monday . . Tuesday . . Wednesday

High 1:19 p 2:24 p 3:24 p 4:19 p 5:11 p 6:02 p 6:52 p

Vienna, MD

The moon, and its relative distance to the Earth, affects tides on a monthly basis. When the moon is farthest from the Earth (apogee), tides of decreased range or currents of decreased speed occur. When the moon is closest to the Earth (perigee), the occurrence of increased range or currents of speed is more prevalent.

Perigee Apogee Perigee Apogee

High Low High Low 10:00 a 4:11 a 10:30 p 5:00 p 11:05 a 5:19 a 11:34 p 5:57 p 12:05 p 6:22 a —- 6:49 p 12:32 a 7:21 a 1:00 p 7:39 p 1:26 a 8:17 a 1:52 p 8:27 p 2:17 a 9:10 a 2:43 p 9:15 p 3:07 a 10:03 a 3:33 p 10:03 p

Sharptown, MD Shown is Thursday’s weather. High Low Temperatures are Thursday’s highs Day and Thursday night’s lows. Thurs. 12:41 a 7:04 a Fri. 1:49 a 8:12 a Sat. 2:53 a 9:15 a Sun. 3:51 a 10:14 a Mon. 4:45 a 11:10 a Tues. 5:36 a 12:03 p Wed. 6:26 a 12:08 a

Statistics through Tuesday April 10 at Georgetown, Delaware High for the week . . . . . . . . . . . Low for the week . . . . . . . . . . . Normal high . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Normal low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Average temperature . . . . . . . .

Day Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed.

SEAFORD 59/40 Blades 59/40

Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach 52/41 Georgetown 55/41 Concord 58/40 Laurel 59/40 Delmar 59/40

Millsboro 55/41

Bethany Beach 49/41 Fenwick Island 54/40

Last May 10

Full May 2

Day Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed.

High 2:46 a 3:46 a 4:41 a 5:32 a 6:23 a 7:13 a 8:03 a

Low 9:05 a 10:00 a 10:51 a 11:40 a 12:12 a 1:06 a 1:58 a

High 3:12 p 4:10 p 5:04 p 5:56 p 6:47 p 7:37 p 8:28 p

Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. ©2007

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April 12, 2007  
April 12, 2007  

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