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VOL. 12 NO. 38


In battle over illness, the music is winning

NEWS HEADLINES Nanticoke Derby is Saturday Nanticoke Health Services will be hosting the 22nd annual Dinner and Auction on April 19 at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse. Page 13

Young flute player ‘refuses to take no for an answer’

HONORING OLD MEMBERS, LOOKING FOR NEW - Broad Creek Grange, more than a century old, hopes to continue its long history. Page 4 ART AUCTION - Area library hopes to raise $50,000 to benefit construction project. And the auction will include works by a local artist. Page 16 CLEANUP WEEK - Citizens will have chance to get rid of some rubbish. Page 17 NO MORE FLYING - After flight that ‘scared him to death,’ World War II veteran refuses to get in a plane. Page 8 MARKING PASSOVER - Traditional Jewish Seder dishes can be enjoyed by all. See Practical Gourmet, page 18 COMEBACK WIN - The Laurel varsity baseball team rallied in the sixth and seventh innings to defeat Polytech last Friday. Page 41 STARS OF THE WEEK - A Laurel baseball player, two Laurel track athletes, and a Delmar baseball player are this week’s Laurel Stars of the Week. Page 43 SOFTBALL WINS - The Laurel and Delmar softball teams each earned a conference win last week. Coverage begins on page 41.



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By Lynn R. Parks Jessica Morgan can trace her passion for playing and teaching music to one day. “I was in the sixth grade and was in the band room at the middle school,” said Morgan, 21, Laurel. “I was looking at [teacher Jason] Rogers, the sun was coming in on my face, and I suddenly knew this that was what I wanted to do the rest of my life.” And she has stuck with that, despite being diagnosed last year with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue immuno-deficiency syndrome, both of which can cause extreme pain and exhaustion. “My muscles feel like they’re eating my bones, at which point I feel like a skeleton with my muscles separated,” Morgan said, in describing her illnesses. “I feel like I’m chained to the ground and have to literally command my legs to move. My eyeballs feel like they’ve been punched from the inside out and I feel like someone slammed a brick into the base of my skull.” Despite all that, Morgan, daughter of Patricia Morgan, Laurel, and granddaughter of Doris Morgan, Laurel, and the late Joseph Morgan, is a senior at Salisbury University, set to graduate in December 2009 with majors in flute performance and music education. She will give her senior recital May 2 with a program that will include music by Bach, Debussy and Hindemith, as well as a concertino by Cecile Chaminade that she will play again, in a different arrangement, May 8 with the university concert band, with which she is principal flute player. “Music is so much a part of me, when I got sick I wouldn’t take no for an answer,” said Morgan. “To be able to make other people laugh or cry with my music is one of the more powerful things I can do.” Morgan started treatment with the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Center near Philadelphia in October. Since then, with vitamin therapy and sleep medica-

Jessica Morgan, who graduated from Laurel High School in 2004, will give her senior recital Friday, May 2, at Salisbury University, Salisbury, Md. She has continued to study the flute despite illnesses that cause pain and exhaustion.

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Tim Smith announces candidacy for Senate Seaford resident and Laurel business owner Tim Smith on Wednesday announced his candidacy for United States Senate, the seat currently held by U.S. Sen. Joe Biden (D). Appearing at locations in New Castle, Dover and Georgetown, Smith shared his reasons for running for the national office. “Washington is broken, and we need to fix it,” Smith said. “If reelected, our current senator will have served over 40 years, and he cannot possibly represent the change in Washington the people of Delaware desperately want to see.” “Delaware families are struggling financially, and Congress wants to burden us with one of the largest tax increases in our nation’s history.” Smith said his business background and experience will be an asset in working to enact policies that will spur economic development, job creation, and fiscal accountability. He also told supporters that as the son of an Air Force veteran, he appreciates the sacrifices made by military men and women and their families and will be a strong advocate for Dover Air Force Base and national defense issues. Smith made his announcement amidst supporters at the Old New Castle Court House Museum in New Castle, the Old State House in Dover, and on the circle in Georgetown. Smith’s website is Smith, 41, is co-founder of Delmarva Digital, Web Application Software developers. He and his wife, Ann, have been married since 1989 and reside in Seaford.

Annual Horsey Youth Golf Classic planned The Annual Horsey Family Youth Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic will take place on May 21-22 at Heritage Shores Golf and Country Club in Bridgeville. All proceeds benefit the Horsey Family Youth Foundation. Headliners of this year's event include University of Delaware Head Football Coach K.C. Keeler; Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles; and Anita Marks from MASN sports broadcasting. Each team will be paired up with a celebrity to enjoy a round of golf at Heritage Shores. Festivities begin on Wednesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. with a meet and greet of the celebrities in the Heritage Shores Ball Room. After the cocktail hour, dinner will be served. A live auction of sports memorabilia items will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. On Thursday, May 22 everyone will hit the links to enjoy a day of golf. There are still teams available, so sign up and play with your childhood heroes. There will be plenty of refreshments while playing. There will also be prizes along with a putting contest to test your skills and longest drive contest to see your power. The HFYF Celebrity Golf Classic benefits the Horsey Family Youth Foundation, which serves the youth of Delaware in education and athletic programs. Some of the other celebrities that will be returning for another year include Tom Matte, Lenny Moore, Joe Washington, Bruce Laird and many more. To attend the dinner or play golf, contact Mike Payne at 302-542-7813.



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MORNING STAR • APRIL 17 - 23, 2008

Century-old Grange is hoping to attract new members By Pat Murphy The Broad Creek Grange in Laurel observed National Grange Month on Saturday, April 12, at its meeting hall off U.S. 9 in Laurel. As part of the celebration, many long-time service members were honored. The Grange was formed as a fraternal farm group, the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry, on Dec. 4, 1867. Anyone 14 years old or older was eligible to join. Broad Creek Grange was formed on March 2, 1875. Members met at the Masonic Hall in Laurel until 1952, when their present lodge building was constructed. The Ockels family of Laurel, some of whom are still Grange members, were involved in the lodge construction. The hall is used by many organizations and groups for functions. In his opening remarks, local Grange president Alan Carey remembered several deceased members. “There is a Grange meeting every week in heaven,” he said. But on Earth, “we have trouble keeping it going,” he added. “I would hate to see this Grange fall. We need to increase our attendance, not necessarily our membership.” In attendance was “Chip” Narvel, the state Grange master, pomona chaplain Dick Millman and Shirley Millman, the state lecturer and pomona master. Narvel said his goal as state master is “to revitalize old Granges, and bring back the camaraderie.” “The next generation is going to be the next volunteer generation like we had after World War I and II,” finished Narvel. Those receiving service awards were: 25 years - Charles and Theodosia Gordy; 40 years - May Oliphant, Jean Conaway, the late Miles Conaway, Geraldine Dickerson, Jim Jestice and June James. James also received a 50-year award. With 55 years - Sam Tyndall, David Elliott and Richard James; 60 years Mable O’Neal and Cindy Ockels; and 65 years - Reuben Ockels, Bernice Whaley, Mamie Bradley and Anna Wright. Terri Wright received her past master pin at the banquet. The list of members past and present include many well-known Laurel people, many of whom are deceased. Gov. Elbert Carvel was a member, as were several O’Neal families. Sixty-year member Mable O’Neal met her husband, Andrew, who is now deceased,

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Broad Creek Grange members who were honored at the recent Grange meeting are, front, from left: Geraldine Dickerson, Anna Wright, Mable O’Neal, Cindy Ockels and Reuben Ockels. Back: Dick Millman, chaplain, Shirley Millman, state lecturer, David Elliott, Bernice Whaley, Theodosia Gordy, Charles Gordy, state Grange master Chip Narvel and lodge master Alan Carey. Photo by Pat Murphy

through the Grange. Her daughter, Carolyn, and Carolyn’s brother, Joe, were winners in a prince and princess contest. Others recalled the square dances at the Grange with the Warner twins entertaining everyone with their talent, and the many experiences Broad Creek Grange members had at the state fair. Carolyn O’Neal said that the farm-oriented group is going to have to put more emphasis on environmental awareness in order to attract young people. Former agriculture teacher Willis Kirk and wife, Joan, have been Grange members for more than 37 years and Willis has many memories of their days as “Grangers,” as does Joan. On a table in the rear of the building are many lodge mementoes. Secretary Joan Kirk wants to continue the work of early historian Betty Jestice in compiling a history of the Grange. Anyone who has a memento to donate to Broad Creek Grange may call Joan at 875-5033.

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MORNING STAR • APRIL 17 - 23, 2008


Flute player wants to give lessons, to ‘give back what I have learned’ Continued from page one

For your information: fingers; last year, at the start of her fall LHS graduate Jessica Morgan will give semester, her fingers were so swollen that her senior recital Friday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. she couldn’t hold a pencil or, at times, her in the Great Hall at Holloway Hall, flute. Salisbury University, Salisbury, Md. Even now, “there are times when I’m Admission is free. For directions, visit the physically not able to play,” she said. “But Web site or call (410) on those days I close my eyes and imagine 543-6006. the flute in my hands and nestled underneath my chin, and I just drift away.” was a member of the Sussex County Morgan started studying the flute when Honors Band, in which she was principal she was 10 and a student at Laurel Middle flutist in her junior and senior years, and School. Delaware All-State Band. She also partici“I always liked the arts and wanted to pated in honors band festivals at join band,” she said. “I chose the flute Susquehanna University and the because I thought it was shiny and pretty University of Maryland Eastern Shore and and I have loved it ever since.” was a member of the Delaware Blue-Gold That love of the flute stayed with her All-Star Marching Band, where she was even through her high school years, when named outstanding member in 2004. band class at Laurel High was sometimes After graduation from Salisbury more like recess than study, she said. University, Morgan plans to go to graduate “I knew that I wanted to major in music school, to study either flute performance in college and I really wanted to play duror flute pedagogy. She would like to teach ing band,” she said. “But the others at the university level or to offer music wouldn’t pay attention.” When she asked therapy to children with special needs. She the other students to quiet down, “it got worked with disabled children when she literally dangerous for me in there.” was in the Blue-Gold Band and “it felt like During her sophomore year, she was I was able to give them so much,” she “stalked and harassed” by another band said. student, she said. Then, the band director Morgan plans to do student teaching left in mid-year, ending the marching band next fall. “I really want to teach,” she said. program. “But I’m not sure that my body could hanMorgan arranged to go to the middle dle teaching in the public school system, school, to help Rogers in his music classand it might be that on a lot of days, I es. couldn’t give the students as much as they “If it hadn’t been for Mr. Rogers, I deserve. I would feel guilty if I wasn’t wouldn’t have had able to do my best.” the determination to She definitely ‘I feel more complete, more get through it,” she wants to someday said. “He was very whole as a person when I’m playhave a private studio, sympathetic.” though, and is even ing my flute.’ Her junior year interested now in was spent at Delmar taking on a few stuJessica Morgan High School. She dents. Salisbury University music student returned to Laurel “I want to be able High for her senior to give back to others year after the new music teacher, Brian what I have learned,” she said. Cass, reinstated the marching band. “I feel more complete, more whole as a “She is extremely talented,” said Cass, person when I’m playing my flute. I’m at who is still band director at the high peace with myself and the world,” she school. “It is good to see somebody from added. Laurel who has been through the college “Music is another language, another experience in music, which is definitely dimension to life, through which the intrichallenging.” cate moments and feelings of the soul can Morgan graduated from Laurel High in be delicately expressed and communicat2004. During her high school years, she ed.”

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MORNING STAR • APRIL 17 - 23, 2008

Business Bay to Beach builds its 100th home

From left are Wayne Collison, Deric Parker, Carla Parker, Karen Parker and Eddy Parker.

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Delaware National Bank announces that Dave Whaley, Judy E. Johnson and Linda Price have been promoted. Dave Whaley has been appointed to vice president and commercial relationship manager for the Laurel and Georgetown markets. Whaley began his career with Delaware National Bank in 1997 in the collecWhaley tions department, and was

most recently head of the retail lending department. Whaley has worked in the finance field for over 20 years in various capacities. Whaley resides in Laurel with his family. Judy E. Johnson has been appointed to vice presJohnson ident and commercial relationship manager. She will work in the Seaford and Georgetown markets. Johnson began her career with Delaware National Bank in 1999. She was

CHAMBER HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR ReSTORE - The Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Bethany-Fenwick area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for the new Sussex County Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Georgetown on Friday, April 4. Kevin Gilmore, executive director and Denise Jackson, ReStore manager welcomed staff, volunteers and Chamber of Commerce ambassadors to share in the ribbon cutting ceremony. From left are Shirelle Baine, Reshell Briddell and Tameka Williams. Tameka is a new Habitat home owner. The Sussex County ReStore's inventory is entirely from donations. These items are resold to the public for 50% or more below the retail price. All profits from the ReStore are used to build homes for low-income families in Sussex County. The mission of Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is to build simple, decent, and affordable houses in partnership with low-income families in Sussex County. To make a donation, call 302-855-1156. The Sussex County ReStore is located at 107 Depot St., Georgetown.

In these tough economic times, Bay to Beach Builder’s Inc. has been able to stay busy through a large amount of referral business. Deric Parker started Bay to Beach Builders Inc., five years ago in Greenwood, in a rented office space with just his wife, himself and a newborn baby in a backroom playpen. At that point not sure if they would sell one house per year or 10. “By the grace of God, a good product and a personal commitment to do the best job possible, our company grew,” Parker said. “The Bay to Beach Builders, Inc., team is committed. Weather it’s staying late to finish a job or working on Saturday to meet customers, we always go the extra mile to let our customers know how important they are,” Parker said. “When a customer purchases a Bay to

Beach Builder’s home, we take great responsibility knowing the product we’re selling will usually come with a 20 or 30year mortgage,” Parker said. “Our team will never let our houses become a job number. We focus on the house being someone’s home.” At a ceremony, celebrating building his 100th house, Deric Parker acknowledged his gratitude to the Beracah Homes, Inc. staff. Though they are separate companies, building a great home is truly a joint effort with the entire Beracah team. Deric also thanked Jeff Bowers, Wayne and Roger Collison for giving him the opportunity to start his business five years ago. He also thanked his Bay to Beach Builders team for their commitment and his customers for their trust.

most recently branch sales manager of the Georgetown office. Johnson serves on the board of directors for the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, and volunteers with Junior Achievement and Meals on Wheels. She resides in Seaford with her Price family. Linda Price has been appointed to assistant vice president and branch sales manager of the Georgetown office. Price began working for the bank in

2003 as customer service manager of the Georgetown office. Price is an active volunteer with Junior Achievement, the American Heart Association, Meals on Wheels, among other organizations. She attended the University of Florida School of Banking. Price has worked in banking for over 20 years and resides in Georgetown with her husband. Delaware National Bank is a community bank headquartered in Georgetown with offices in both Sussex and New Castle counties.



APRIL 17 - 23, 2008

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‘Dear Lord, please pull me though this’ invasion The invasion of the Italian beach has been largely categorized by military analysts as one of, if not the biggest, Allied blunder during the war By James Diehl It’s been more than 60 years since Laurel-area resident Ralph Skjoldager has flown in an airplane – a streak he’s not about to break anytime soon. It was a fear that began in 1944 during routine runs over treacherous areas of Italy during World War II. Barely skirting over forests, bodies of water and mountain ranges in a C-47 airplane is enough to frighten anyone, he says. “We flew over the Mediterranean Sea, just 50 feet above the water, and then went up and down the mountains [to keep from being detected by the Germans,]” he says. “That’s why you won’t catch me in an airplane now. That trip scared me to death.” A native of Chicago, Skjoldager received his draft notice in 1942 but decided, instead, to jump the gun a bit. He had always wanted to serve his country anyway – he just wanted to have some say in what his duty was to be. “I just had a feeling I wanted to go in the Navy. There was really no particular reason,” he says. “I just didn’t want to be in the Army.” During the World War II era, the U.S. military decided where draftees served, and in what branch. Skjoldager wanted to make that choice for himself, which is why he enlisted prior to his draft date. Having chosen his branch, however, Skjoldager still had to be assigned a duty – so he took a test, then another test, then many more tests. Finally, it was decided he would make a good radioman and off to Indianapolis, Ind., he went for 16 weeks of training. Emerging from training as a radioman third class, Skjoldager left for New York where he was assigned the first of his many Landing Ship Tanks (LST). It was one he would not soon forget, but not for a positive experience. “We took that LST (naval vessels designed to carry significant quantities of vehicles, cargo and landing troops directly onto an unimproved shore) to Bermuda and it was some of the roughest seas I’ve ever seen. All of us aboard were seasick,” he says. “It was really rough, especially for someone who had never been at sea before.” The commander of Skjoldager’s vessel had also had enough by the time they reached the tiny island nation. So he made a command decision and transferred himself and his crew onto a heavier, and much more stable, tanker. “That was much nicer. We could even eat on tables for the rest of the trip,” Skjoldager says with a laugh. And it’s a good thing, because the trip took 30 full days of zigzagging across the Atlantic. There were, after all, German

submarines in the waters – just no one knew exactly where. But the trek to Gibraltar was unadventurous – though many adventures were soon to come for the young sailor. The first came in northern Africa, where the Allied forces were chasing the Germans across the continent. Eventually, Skjoldager’s LST arrived in Bizerte, in the African country of Tunisia. The city was liberated by British and American forces on May 7, 1943, just 181 days after landing in North Africa. Along with neighboring Tunis, the two cities were the final German strongholds on the continent. “After we arrived in Bizerte, our commander decided he wanted to get off and stay for awhile, so we did,” Skjoldager recalls. “We stayed for about a month.” During that month, Skjoldager had the privilege of seeing one of America’s finest live performers, the legendary Bob Hope, during one of his many shows for the troops. “The place was just jam packed with service personnel when Bob Hope was there,” Skjoldager remembers. “It was something none of us had seen in a long time and we really appreciated it.” It was not only a rare treat to see a show of that quality, but an equally rare treat to actually be on land. Most of the time, Skjoldager and other forces stationed on LSTs remained on their ships. And in Bizerte, it was probably safer to be on a ship at sea anyway. “There were a lot of air raids there by the Germans,” he says. “The people there all had to live in air raid shelters.” After leaving Bizerte, and suffering through his memorable plane ride, Skjoldager caught another LST in the Italian city of Naples. Then, in January of 1944, came the invasion – not the D-Day invasion, but the bloody, memorable invasion of the Anzio beachhead in Italy. Nicknamed “Operation Shingle,” the invasion of the Italian beach has been largely categorized by military analysts as one of, if not the biggest, Allied blunder during the war. The LST Skjoldager was aboard was part of a 240-ship armada which, on January 21, set sail from the bay of Naples. Their goal was to draw enough German resources away from the famed Gustav Line to allow a breakthrough by the Allies. In theory, this would enable a link-up of the two forces for the final push toward Rome. But the plan, advocated by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, was troubled from the start. U.S. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, for his part, had strong misgivings, but as the Supreme Commander of Allied Expeditionary Forces, he was preoccupied with preparations for “Operation Overlord,” the invasion of Normandy. That left British Gen. Sir Henry Wilson in command of the Mediterranean Theater. Wilson did not wish to challenge Churchill, according to historical records, so despite the doubts of Eisenhower, Gen. Mark Clark and U.S. Gen. John P. Lucas, the plan moved into high gear. The biggest problem was resupplying invading forces once they had landed on

Laurel-area resident Ralph Skjoldager spent World War II aboard various Landing Ship Tanks (LSTs) in the European Theater. He never went ashore at Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion, but he made five trips across the English Channel bringing equipment for the invading forces.

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MORNING STAR • APRIL 17 - 23, 2008 the beach, which fell on the U.S. fleet of LSTs. Unofficially referred to as Long Stationary Targets by invading forces because of their vulnerability during the attack, it’s nothing short of miraculous that only three LSTs were lost during the operation. This was largely a result of the fire support they got from cruisers and destroyers assigned to keep German artillery and aircraft disoriented. But their fire paled in comparison to the famed “Anzio Annie,” a German railroad gun that could accurately fire up to 31 miles into the distance. Called “Leopold” by the Germans, it was an impressive 280mm weapon and one that caused Skjoldager and his mates more than one sleepless night. “As soon as it was fired, you could hear it. But you would never know where it was going to land,” he says. “There was one time, one of the shells hit a British ship and our commander decided that he

was going to try and help them out. “We pulled up alongside and all I could see was this guy with his head cut right off. He was [in one place] and his head was [in another]. That was rough watching that.” Despite its poor planning, the invasion was ultimately successful – but it wasn’t the first one and it wasn’t the last. Just a few short months later, ships started building up in England and Skjoldager himself made his way to Plymouth, on the country’s southwest coast. He didn’t know what was happening – not finding out until right before the invasion – but he, and everyone else, knew something big was brewing. At 7:20 a.m. on June 6, 1944, the day the invasion of Normandy began, the young sailor wrote the following passage in his journal… “Here I go again. I have a feeling this is going to be the worst invasion yet. A few more hours will tell…Dear Lord,

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Volunteer firemen hold annual memorial service On March 25, the Sussex County Volunteer Firemen’s Association conducted its annual memorial service at its regular monthly meeting. The March meeting was hosted by the Milton Fire Department. Twenty-one individuals were recognized for their service during the ceremony conducted by Association Chaplain Charlie Arnold. These individuals included Jesse Rawley, Bethany Beach; Randy Norman, Bethany Beach; Arthur Shepard, Blades; James (Piggy)Russell, Bridgeville; Brad White, Carlisle of Milford; John

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please pull me through this.” About 12 hours after the invasion began, Skjoldager, aboard LST 348, found his way to the shores of Omaha Beach. It was the first of five trips his ship made between England and France during the invasion. “It’s really unbelievable how they could organize such a massive attack,” he recalls today. One of the trips was especially memorable for Skjoldager, but for humor more than anything else. “During this one trip, we had some Turks come aboard the ship – about 200 of them – and they

stayed right on the tank deck of the ship,” he remembers. “Well, they started building a fire right there on the deck so they could cook. They had to put that out, of course.” In September of 1944, Skjoldager left Plymouth for his return trip to the United States. Later, on a trip to Baltimore, he met his wife, Helen, who was selling sodas and hot dogs at a local bowling alley. They married after just a few short months of dating and eventually had four children, two boys and two girls. They moved to their Laurel-

PAGE 9 area home in 2000 after living in Berlin, Md., for 12 years. To this day, Skjoldager is still extremely proud of what he did for his country during the war. “War is not a good thing, but at least back then you knew who you were fighting,” says Skjoldager, in reference to today’s war on terror. “But I’m very proud of what I did and I would do it again.” NOTE: We welcome suggestions for interviews of veterans who served during WWII. Contact Bryant Richardson at 6299788.


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Taking up old-fashioned tools is a step forward These are the extents to which my husband’s and my preoccupaYNN ARKS tion with saving energy and resources has gone: My husband bought a I am considering the purchase of book, imaginatively called a straight razor with which to shave my legs. And my husband ‘The Scythe Book,’ from has already bought a new scythe which he harvested some and, on Saturday, used it to calm the wild grasses that grow beyond pretty radical ideas about the garden. Both scythe and scything. straight razor are human-powered, using no fuel other than what we eat. And neither involves any parts that are and my father. He has occasionally used doomed to be thrown away. them, as well as several sickles he ob“Those people are ridiculous” — I can tained in the same way, to cut the parts of hear the rumblings even as I write this. the yard that we don’t mow. (For those of Our ancestors used straight razors and you who don’t know, a scythe is the thing scythes only because they didn’t have a that the Grim Reaper carries, for his own choice, the rumblers say. And when they special kind of reaping. A sickle is fadid have a choice, they shipped their mously featured on the Russian Commuscythes and straight razors off to antique shops, where in the early 21st century we nist flag, to represent the agrarian worker.) buy them to hang on our walls. But then my husband bought a book, That is true. And my husband and I imaginatively called The Scythe Book, may be ridiculous. But once you start from which he harvested some pretty radidown this path of saving the Earth’s recal ideas about scything, among them that sources and limiting energy use to slow a scythe works best when the handle, or climate change, it is hard to know where snath, is custom-made to fit the height and to stop. After you realize that something arm length of the scyther. you are doing is causing harm, how can you not change your behavior to eliminate His new scythe, for which he gave the that harm? manufacturer his measurements, has a cusIn any case, straight razors and scythes tom-made, birch-wood snath. On Saturday aren’t all hard work and tedium. If nothing morning, with no sound other than the else, our decisions to start using them steady “whoosh, whoosh” of the blade, he have led to interesting conversations. “Oh Lynn, you’ll cut your legs off,” my went across our back acre with nearly as much speed and with much greater effimother said simply to my announcement about the straight razor. And then got to ciency than our gas-guzzling monster repeat nearly the same sentence — only lawn mower, with the belt that trembles at the name changed — when my husband the sight of tall grass, would have. told her he had bought a scythe. While I have not yet found The Actually, working a scythe is pretty Straight Razor Book, I would imagine that safe work, my husband claims. People it is not necessary, for a smooth shave, to who used to scythe for a living typically custom-fit the handle of the razor to the did it in their bare feet, he says. Probably because they couldn’t afford shoes, but user’s hand. And maybe there is someeven so. thing out there that is more practical for “I guess the real danger would be to the shaving ones legs than a straight razor — scyther who is next to you, who is also my mother, after her “cutting your legs barefooted,” he added. Well, that won’t be off” prediction, suggested sandpaper. me. I’ll be inside, sharpening my straight I am investigating, my husband is razor. scything. Our consciences, for now, are For years, my husband has had several scythes, given to him by my grandfather happy.



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Recycling assistance is offered Schools, businesses or town offices in Georgetown are encouraged to contact the Northeast Recycling Council for free onsite technical assistance to implement or expand recycling activities at their facilities. The first three organizations that contact the council will qualify for assistance made possible through a grant by the USDA Rural Development Solid Waste Management Program. To sign up or learn more, contact Mary Ann Remolador, assistant director of the Northeast Recycling Council, at 802-2543636 or You may also contact Jim Short in DNREC’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch at 302-7399403. Technical assistance consists of a walkthrough waste assessment of the organizaDelDOT has begun a campaign to raise awareness about work zone safety. Penny Townsend of Dagsboro, an engineering technician II, shares her story in the safety campaign. Submitted photo

Dagsboro woman featured in work zone safety campaign Dagsboro resident Penny Townsend is on the road every day in Sussex County inspecting utility work for the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT). In her 23 years on the job, she’s seen some crashes and too many close calls. She recalls a time last year when a man who was upset about delays in a work zone got out of his car, stood in the middle of traffic on Double Bridges Road in Frankford and screamed at flaggers. A state trooper was called. Townsend said she won’t hesitate to call the police if a driver puts her project site in danger. “People need to slow down because something unexpected could happen,” she said. “If we’ve got to stop the traffic quickly there is going to be a rear end accident.” Townsend spoke at DelDOT’s April Work Zone Safety Awareness Month press conference March 20 to tell the public real life stories from behind the orange cones. There are countless more who equip themselves for the hazards of the work zone everyday. “I'm married, with a 16-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son,” said Townsend, an engineering technician II. “I just want to go home every night to my

children. They need me.” Townsend’s story is a focal snapshot of the work zone safety campaign’s larger picture. The public will hear hundreds of radio ads, see billboards on roadways and notice DART buses decorated with similar safety messages. These images include photos of children who tell motorists “Hey! My mommy works here!” All materials are available at Statistics show that four out of five work zone fatalities are motorists, but since 1933 DelDOT has lost 32 workers in the line of duty, from bus drivers to maintenance workers. This includes three deaths in 2006, one occurring when a motorist assistance patrol worker was struck and killed by an inattentive driver. The DelDOT employee was a husband and father of two. When traveling through a work zone, please pay careful attention to the traffic control devices present. When you see the “orange and black,” be extra cautious. Warning signs will let you know what to expect. Drums or cones will delineate your path of travel. Flag persons will help direct you along the way. Slow down and expect the unexpected.

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Trooper Youth Week is planned The Delaware State Police are accepting applications for the 37th Annual Trooper Youth Week. This week-long academy is a collaborative effort between the Delaware State Police and the American Legion. The program is designed to give high school students interested in law enforcement an idea of what is expected of a state trooper. The cadets will experience academy life and attend many classes, including crash and crime scene investigation. The program, sponsored by the American

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‘The Nanticoke Derby’ announces starting field Nanticoke Health Services Dinner/Auction, "The Nanticoke Derby" will be held this Saturday, April 19 at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse in Bridgeville. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Charity Endowment Prescription Fund and a Certified Stroke Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. This year the committee has gone "all out" to make you feel as if you have been transported to the "Kentucky Derby," says Chairperson Michele Bell. The "Parade to the Post" has begun and many items have been received and are at the "starting gate" waiting for the bidding to begin. One of the "front runners" for this year's event is the entry from Nemours Health & Prevention Services with their donation of a Nintendo Wii gaming console. Along with Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition, Nemours 5-2-1 Almost None are focused on promoting healthy physical activity and their donation of a Wii is an activity that the entire family can participate in. Nemours Health & Prevention Services is a community partner sponsor for the Running of the Roses. Other entries include a set of adirondack chairs crafted by Tom Brown and David Noel. Seaford’s own Woody Woodruff has captured beach areas with his donations of the "14 Foot Light" and "Brandywine

Shoal Lighthouse" prints. Starting from gate number five is the entry from Frank and Janie Anderson. Their entry "The Woodland Ferry" is a print created by Ellen Rice. Additional entries come from Singletree Stables, Ruth Ellen Miller, MEG-GEM, Nancy LaPrad, Bob and Kathy Boyd, Jeff and Ronda Banning and Ray S. Mears & Sons. Other available items include gift certificates donated by local businesses, Orioles baseball tickets, Longaberger, and homemade cakes from Sweet ObsessionsCakes by Laura Stevens. So from some of the previous winners of the Kentucky Derby — come prepared to "Behave Yourself" (1921) but also be "Bubbling Over" (1926) with "Unbridled" (1990) excitement. Place "Spectacular Bids" (1979) and "Shut Out" (1942) those bidders for the items you really want and you will be guaranteed to leave with no "Regrets" (1915). Other donations to this year’s auction include: • A Corbin Sparrow from C. Bryan “Spuck” Bennett, owner of Harley-Davidson of Seaford. • A beautiful framed print from PNC Bank entitled “Serenity on Silver Lake” • A painting by local artist Marian Hertzog • An Antique Bridal Bowl • A Silver CZ Ring • Own one of two timeshares in

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129 S. PAULA LYNN DRIVE, CRESTFIELD MAGNIFICENT custom home on over 2 acres of land, brand new. Offers superb Kit., huge FR, 4/5 BRs & more! Quiet subdivision just west of Seaford. $365,900 Directions: Stein Hwy. West (RT 20W) to right on Shufelt Rd., left into Crestfield, bear left to rear of development. Home on left.



26982 Crest Dr., Malihorn Crest This home has it all! 3 BR, 2 1/2 bath, LR, DR, wonderful kit., FP, plus many more custom features. 2 car garage, lg. wooded lot. $389,500 Directions: Woodland Rd. to Malihorn Crest. Enter development, right on Crest Drive, home on right. GLENN SIZEMORE REALTORS • 629-3066

PRICE REDUCTION!! Country living at it’s finest. Beautiful home on a very large lot. Quality construction, gas F/P, great room, stainless appliances, large back deck. Unfinished second level w/lots of room for expansion. Sellers anxious-Bring Offers! (MLS#555216) $324,875 Directions: From 5 Points in Lewes, take Rt. 2 North to Left on Rt. 16. Follow to Left on Gravel Hill Rd. (Rt.30), Make a Right on Sand Hill Rd., House on Right 1 mile. Your Hostess: Lewis Briggs

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Lot# 2 Cypress St., Seaford LOOK WHAT I FOUND! Brand New 1,400 Sq. Ft. Ranch Home with 1 car attached garage! Paved driveway all appliances included. Pick your cabinets and your wall, floor & countertops colors. You can’t beat the price for the square footage. In Town Limits! $185,000 (MLS#558169) Directions: From Rt. 13 in Seaford, go West on Rt. 20 (Stein Hwy.) through town. Take first right (after RR Bridge) onto Porter St., Right on Tulip St. to Left on Cypress Dr. Your Host: John Allen COOPER REALTY ASSOCIATES, INC. 302-629-6693/800-344-6693

21 Crossgate Dr, Crossgate Village, Seaford Spacious 2,000 sq. ft. townhouse offers open floorplan w/vaulted ceiling, abundant kitchen storage & appliances, 1st-floor master BR, 2 large BRs upstairs (each w/access to bathroom), walk-in closets, large utility rm, double garage, & much more! $199,975 (#558486) Hostess: Fran Ruark

423 N Willey St., Seaford - Lovely home in excellent condition offers 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs, Family rm & Sunroom. Extras include fireplace & hardwood floors, appliances, back yard patio & lovely landscaping, and more for $259,900 (#554117) Hostess: Bev Blades



401 North Porter Street, Seaford Beautiful 4 BR, 2.5 BA brick rancher with full, finished basement, 3 living areas, sunroom, 2 hot tubs and in-ground pool. Many unique touches make this a very special place to call home. Come and see this one-of-a-kind home! (MLS#550502) Directions: From Rt. 13 in Seaford, go West on Rt. 20 (Stein Hwy) over the bridge to Left on Porter St. House on Left. Your Hostess: Connie Cooper COOPER REALTY ASSOCIATES, INC. 302-629-6693/800-344-6693

714 W Ivy Dr, Woodside Manor, Seaford - Attractive home featuring fresh paint inside & out, new stainless steel kit appliances, hardwood floors in LR & DR, rear deck, fenced yard & more for just $174,900 (#551877) Host: Randy Hill

35 Amanda’s Teal Dr, Heritage Shores, Bridgeville Beautiful 2,280 sq. ft. home w/ LR, formal DR, 2 spacious BRs, FR w/fp, screened porch, 2 BAs, utility & 2-car garage, plus 2nd-floor “sky basement,” office or 3rd BR! $379,000 (#553944) From Rt 13 enter Heritage Shores, L on Will’s Island Dr, L on Amanda’s Teal Dr, 4th house on L. Host: Charles Kelly

4168 Horseshoe Rd (Rd 548), west of Seaford - Situated on a one-acre lot, this 3 BR, 2 BA ranch offers a double garage, LR, DR, kit, sep utility, & large rear deck. Appl’s & other extras for $222,000 (#557708) Take Stein Hwy (Rt 20) west & turn N on Shufelt Rd #552, L on Horseshoe Rd 548, 8th home on L Hostess: Phyllis Parker

18093 Barnes Rd (Rd 564), Bridgeville - You don’t want to miss seeing this outstanding home on apx 3 acres. Over 2,300 sq. ft. w/ 4 BRs, 2.5 BAs, FR, 3-season room & garage, plus amenities including hardwood floors, fireplace, huge deck & more! $385,575 (#558082) From Bridgeville go west on Rt. 18, turn N onto Barnes Rd, house on R Host: Ron Ruark





3088 NEALS SCHOOL ROAD, SEAFORD PEACEFUL and serene describes this 3 BR, 2 BA home on a one acre landscaped lot w/a private spacious fenced-in back yard. Above ground pool w/deck and sun/Florida room. Home also includes FP, upgraded tilt-in windows & storage shed. Conveniently located just outside of town limits. $195,000 #552778 Directions: Take RT 20W, turn right on Neals School Rd. approx. 5 mi. on left. Host: Rodney Joyner


24262 Chapel Branch Rd (Rd 556), west of Seaford Meticulously maintained 3 BR, 2 BA ranch offers over 1,200 sq. ft. living space, plus screened porch & double garage. New flooring, interior paint, & bathrooms - All Updated & Ready to Move In! $204,900 (#557650) Hostess: Trina Ruark From Atlanta Rd turn W on Boyce Rd, turn L on Chapel Branch Rd, house on R


505 Oak Rd., Westview, Seaford Spacious 1900 sq ft Cape Cod home offering 4-5 BRs, 2 baths, LR, DR, 3 attics, 2 porches & bsmt. Located on dbl. corner lot in conveninet location. Perfect for the growing family. $235,000 (542761) Your Hostess: Marla McTeer ROBINSON REAL ESTATE • 629-4574 CALLAWAY, FARNELL & MOORE, INC. 629-4514

415 S Main St, Bridgeville - This 3 BR Cape Cod situated on a corner lot in town offers LR, DR, FR, kit, laundry, & rear patio. Two first-floor BRs, kitchen includes appliances, ceiling fans & other extras for only $164,500 (#558838) Host: Trent Ruark

VIRTUAL TOUR 733 Hurley Park Dr., Seaford Imamculate custom built 3 BR, 2 bath ranch offering dream kitchen w/large eating area, deck & 2 car garage. Convenient location near schools & shopping. $239,900 Your Hostess: Gerry Thomas ROBINSON REAL ESTATE • 629-4574

MORNING STAR • APRIL 17 - 23, 2008

Calio speaks at meeting of Sussex County Women’s Democrat club Sussex County Women’s Democrat Club keynote speaker Frank B. Calio began his political career at the age of 18, three years before he could vote, being elected secretary of the Western Sussex Democrat Club. At the age of 21, he organized the Young Democrats of Western Sussex and Democrat Teen Dems of Western Sussex. His first political position at the age of 24 was Chief Reading Clerk for the Delaware House of Representatives, then the youngest appointed to that post. He was elected to the first of two 4year terms as Laurel Town Councilman also at the age of 24 where he served as Police Commissioner and Budget Chairman. In 1972, Governor Sherman Tribbitt appointed him as administrative assistant to the Secretary of Public Safety. His office oversaw the operation of the State Police, Motor Vehicle Department, State Communications Office and Emergency Operations. He served three years as Sussex County Democrat chairman leading the Sussex Democrats to a clean sweep of all offices in his first election as chairman. He became director of the Sussex County Airport. Later, he served 11 years as their economic development director in 1991 and brought 650 new jobs to the

Sussex County Industrial Air Park. His accomplishments included $18 million in federal funds for improvements at the airport, and the construction of the Airport Terminal Building, which was completed shortly after he left employment with the county. The Federal Department of Transportation named him “Outstanding Airport Director” for the Del., Pa., N.J., D.C., Md., W. Va., and Va. region in 1996. In January 2002, Gov. Ruth Ann Minner appointed him as State Elections Commissioner, the first Sussex Countian to hold that position. He retired June 2007. He returned to Laurel and resumed his on and off writing career, writing a weekly political column for the Laurel and Seaford Star. Married to the former Carolyn Carmean for 38 years, they have five grown children, nine grandchildren, and three great grandchildren and have resided in the same home in Laurel since they were married. With knowledge and experience from a political career, Frank highlighted his concerns about the effect on Americans from the current administration, the upcoming election, and the effect of the Campaign Finance Law. He answered questions from club members and stressed that today you cannot

Frank Calio (right) was the keynote speaker at a meeting of the Sussex County Women’s Democrat Club recently. With him is Thelma Monroe, SCWDC president.

count on Democrats voting for Democrats and we should come together and fight together. The next meeting of the Club will be held at the Sussex Pines Country Club on Thursday, April 17. Contact Thelma Monroe, president, at 934-9716 for reservations.


2008 Goodwill award winners annouced Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County, Inc., along with 2008 Awards Luncheon Chair Connie Bond Stuart, president of PNC Bank, Delaware and coChair Mike Berardi, president of Nason Construction, announce the winners of the 2007 Goodwill Awards. The 2007 winners include: Delaware Solid Waste Authority, Business Partner of the Year; JP Morgan Chase, Community Partner of the Year; State of Delaware, Division of Professional Regulation, Employer of the Year; Alice Coleman, J.H. Beauchamp Volunteer of the Year; Barbara Maddams, Employee of the Year; and Gerald Kane, Graduate of the Year. Goodwill also recognizes Senator Thomas Carper with the Goodwill Advocacy Award; Darnel Huff with the Senator William V. Roth, Jr. Achievement Award; and Lawanda Lucas with the Award for Personal Achievement. Award recipients will be honored at the 2008 Goodwill Awards Luncheon on April 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. For more information, contact Colleen McCardle at 302-504-5736.

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413 E 6th Street, Laurel, DE Directions: Rte. 13 S, turn right on Market Street (Rte 24), turn left onto King Street, turn left onto 6th Street, house is on the left. $149,900 Hostess: Sandy Hughes MLS# 549039 HOME TEAM REALTY • 629-7711

7481 Station Lane, Seaford, DE Directions: From Seaford take 13 N, turn left at Lowes Intersection onto Herring Run Road, follow road to Ross Station Road intersection. Entrance will be on the right, look for sign. $189,900 Host: Adam Gaull MLS# 554628 HOME TEAM REALTY • 629-7711

110 Cart Branch Circle, Greenwood, DE Directions: From Seaford, take 13 N to Greenwood, make a left at red light (Royal Farms), make a right into The Cove, look for sign. $194,900 Hostess: Dara Laws MLS# 554883 HOME TEAM REALTY • 629-7711

215 Hickory Lane, Seaford, DE Directions: From Seaford, West on Stein Highway, turn left onto Hickory Lane (across from PNC Bank), last house on the left. $244,900 Hostess: Rachel Carey MLS# 556389 HOME TEAM REALTY • 629-7711

17818 Meadow Drive, Bridgeville, DE Directions: From Seaford, Rte 13 N, turn right onto Redden Road, go 2.8 miles turn left onto Sunnyside Road, turn right into Bridgeville Chase, bear right, home is on the left. $384,900 Hostess : Debbie Webb MLS# 556928 HOME TEAM REALTY • 629-7711

38666 Robinhood Road, Delmar, DE Directions: From Seaford, take Rte 13 S, make a left onto Line Road in Delmar, house is 1.7 miles on the left. $284,900 Host: Kevin Jefferson MLS# 558340 HOME TEAM REALTY • 629-7711

214 N Porter Street, Seaford, DE Directions: West on Stein Highway cross over bridge, turn left at Subway onto Porter Street, after 3rd stop sign, 4th house on the right. $199,900 Hostess: Debbie Short MLS# 558588 HOME TEAM REALTY • 629-7711


MORNING STAR • APRIL 17 - 23, 2008

Art auction to benefit library construction By Lynn R. Parks

For your information: The Art for Books and Bricks fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Bridgeville Library will be Friday, April 18, at the Bridgeville Banquet Center, next to Jimmy’s Grille on alternate U.S. 13 south of Bridgeville. The silent auction will get underway at 6:30 p.m. and the live auction at 7:30 p.m. There will be hors d’oeuvres and wine, as well as a tribute to artist Jack Lewis. Tickets cost $15 and are being sold at Bridgeville Town Hall and the library, Market Street, Bridgeville. As of Monday, only a few tickets were left.

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So far, the Friends of the Bridgeville Library have raised more than $20,000 toward the construction of a new facility. And their Art for Books and Bricks fundraiser hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even been held yet. Ruth Skala, treasurer of the friends group and chairwoman for Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art auction, hopes that by the time the auction is over, the friends group will have raised more than $50,000 for the library construction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are just thrilled by the responseâ&#x20AC;? to the auction, said Skala, who predicted that the event will be a sellout. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard from The auction will also feature people from Dover, from Reoriginal paintings, prints, colhoboth. This goes way beyond lectibles and sports memorabilia Bridgeville.â&#x20AC;? provided by Regency Fine Arts, That does not mean that the Atlanta, Ga. citizens of Bridgeville themselves The eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s silent auction are not enthusiastic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This has will feature 40 items donated by been a total community effort,â&#x20AC;? area businesses and individuals. Skala said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of Bridgeville is â&#x20AC;&#x153;The friends of the library in back of this.â&#x20AC;? have put a lot of effort and time That enthusiasm is evident in into this, and have turned it into the way people have responded to an amazing event,â&#x20AC;? said Johnson. a plea for items to include in a The new $2.8 million library is display about artist and former set to be built on the current Bridgeville resident Jack Lewis. menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s softball field on South Several Lewis paintings will be Cannon Street, where the old included in the auction. town and the new Heritage â&#x20AC;&#x153;That display will be fantasShores golf community meet. Retic,â&#x20AC;? Skala gional said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;PeoBuilders, The new $2.8 million library is ple have Seaford, opened their set to be built on the current will conhomes and struct the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s softball field on South Can- building. their hearts to share the Skala non Street, where the old town items they said Monhave.â&#x20AC;? and the new Heritage Shores golf day that, in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Includspite of a community meet. ing the Jack state budget Lewis paintcrunch, she ings has reis â&#x20AC;&#x153;very optimisticâ&#x20AC;? that state ally brought the entire community matching funds for the constructogether,â&#x20AC;? added library director tion project will be included in Karen Johnson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack touched a next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget. Time is of the lot of people in the community.â&#x20AC;? essence in getting state support The half dozen Lewis paintfor the project: If the library does ings that will be featured in the not use $700,000 given to it by auction are from the Raubacher the developers of Heritage Gallery, Dover, which has been Shores, as well as the 1.5 acres the sole representative of Lewisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; given to it for the project, by June work for 20 years. Gallery owner 30, it will lose both the land and Chris Raubacher said that Lewisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the money. paintings sell for from $1,000 to Value of the land has been es$6,000. timated at $200,000.

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Historic buildings will be open as part of festival By Virginia “Mike” Barton Strawberries. Strawberries. Strawberries. Add scrapple sandwiches, chicken salad for lunch, special items for the “nearly new” table, special soil and plants from the Laurel Garden Club, a bake table featuring a wide variety of foods from the kitchens of the women of St. Philip’s, craft tables and vendors, annual plants for inside and outside the home, couples with enthusiasm and Laurel Pride in Bloom, and Saturday, May 17, will be a very special day for the second annual Strawberry Festival sponsored by St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Laurel. Members of the Laurel Historical Society have planned a special tour of the

Town of Laurel to hold cleanup week May 5 through May 10 The town of Laurel will be holding a cleanup week for town residents, Monday, May 5, through Saturday, May 10. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Citizens are welcome to deposit trash in the Dumpsters that will be across from town hall in the municipal parking lot, on Poplar Street. Hazardous materials, fuel, gas, oil, paint and computers cannot be put in the Dumpsters. Town staff members will be available to assist those who need assistance with unloading waste. Residents who want to use the Dumpsters are required to have with them picture identification cards and utility bills showing their registered addresses.

Deadline to apply for Lioness Club scholarship is May 1 The Laurel Lioness Club will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who wishes to pursue higher education in any career path and who has a grade point average of 2.5 or better. A second scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded in honor of former Lioness member, Jewell Hickman, by her family. Students who plan to pursue a career path in the medical field and who have a 2.5 GPA may apply for the Jewell Hickman Scholarship. Letters of application for both scholarships can be sent by interested students to: Laurel Lioness Club, PO Box 105, Laurel, DE 19956. Applications and additional information are available in the Laurel High School guidance office. The application deadline for both scholarships is May 1.

Studley House, the Cook House, the old Laurel post office, the once active Laurel train station, St. Mark’s Church and Henry’s general store. On display will be photography from the Albers and Norman Waller collection and paintings from Eunita Farrelly, a protégé of Henry Progar.

Barbara Wise, chairwoman of the festival, and Norma Jean Fowler, president of the Laurel Historical Society, have been working together to provide something “very special for every participant.” Strawberries galore will be available, served in every conceivable way to tantalize the taste buds.

Jeff Dolby, breakfast chairman, invites all to begin the day with a hearty breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Other events will get underway at 9 a.m. “There will be something for everyone,” according to Wise. “Come join us. Let us make your day.”


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At sundown this Saturday, the Seder plate will be passed at JewORETTA NORR ish tables worldwide. The contents, each carefully chosen, symbolize the end of slavery for Jews in Egypt and the Exodus to the Holy Land. An egg represents the offering to God in the temple; Haroset, a mixture of chopped nuts, apples and spices, the mortar used by Jewish slaves to make bricks for the pyramids; bitter herbs and horseradish recall the bitterness of the cup mint, and cilantro. Simmer soup 1 years of slavery; the bone of an animal minute. symbolizes the sacrificial lamb offered up Puree soup in blender in batches; return on the eve of the Exodus; and a sprig of to same pot. Thin with more broth by 1/4 parsley which heralds springtime and cele- cupfuls, if desired. Season soup with salt brates rebirth will be dipped in salt water, and pepper. the tears of Jews in exile. Only unleavened (Can be made 1 day ahead. Chill until Matzoh is served to remind those at the cold, then cover and keep chilled. Rewarm table of the hasty flight that allowed no before serving.) time for bread to rise. Heat remaining 1/4 cup oil in small The theme of combining the bitter with skillet over low heat. Mix in paprika; cook the sweet is translated into Passover cui1 minute. Ladle soup into bowls. Drizzle sine. Horseradish and lemons compete with paprika oil; garnish with 1/4 cup with honey and oranges; salt and sugar mint. share space at the table. Bon Appétit, April 2007 Although the recipes below adhere to this tradition, they’re far from old-world Browned Onion Kugels and you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy. Makes 6 to 8 main course or 12 side dish servings. These individual muffin kugels Spinach and Mint Soup are delicious and a great introduction for Serves 8. This deliciously different spinach cooks not familiar with Jewish cuisine. A and mint soup offered by Evan Kleiman is kugel is traditionally baked in a single a perfect example of the sweet and spicy large pan, but using a muffin tin is a bit Passover tradition. more elegant — and produces an abundance of tasty browned edges. Serve the 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided kugels as a main brunch dish or an ac1 and 1/2 cups chopped onion companiment to pot roast or baked 1 9- to 10-ounce russet potato, peeled, chicken. thinly sliced 2 large garlic cloves, peeled 6 oz. medium egg noodles (1 and 3/4 4 1/2 cups (or more) low-salt chicken cups) broth 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter 3 green onions, chopped 3 cups chopped onions (2 large) 2 10-ounce packages frozen chopped 1 and 1/4 cups sour cream spinach, thawed, drained very well 1 and 1/4 cups small-curd cottage cheese 1 cup chopped fresh mint, divided (10 oz) 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 2 teaspoons Hungarian sweet paprika 4 large eggs 1 teaspoon salt Heat 1/4 cup oil in large saucepan over 1/4 teaspoon black pepper medium heat. Add onion; sauté until tender, about 8 minutes. Add potato and garPut oven rack in middle position and lic; sauté 5 minutes. Add 4 and 1/2 cups preheat oven to 425°F. broth and green onions; bring to boil. Cook noodles in a 6- to 8-quart pot of Cover and simmer until potato is tenboiling salted water until al dente, about 5 der, about 15 minutes. Add spinach, 3/4 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse un-

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La Red Health Center Announces Onsite Medicaid Enrollment on Mondays and Tuesdays GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY - Travis and Lorraine Kouts of Seaford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 19. Mr. Kouts is retired from the U.S. Post Office and his wife is retired from the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce. Their children are Curtis Kouts, Seaford, and Cinda Younce, Newark. Curtis and his wife, Carreen, have two children, Curt and Chase. Cinda and her husband, Robert, also have two children, Riley and Ryan.

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Community Bulletin Board Delaware National yard sale

Friends of Seaford Library yard sale

The Friends of the Seaford district Library will hold a yard sale on Saturday, May 10, rain or shine. Your donations and support are needed to make this event a success. If you have items or plants to donate, they may be left at the library anytime starting May 3 during regular business hours. Clothing can not be accepted. The Friends would like to thank Janice Phillips for volunteering again to organize the yard sale. Call 629-2524 for more information.

Seaford Heritage Days

Re-live the rich history of Seaford and western Sussex County from the days of the area’s first natives, to the arrival of John Smith and the English explorers, divided loyalties during the Civil War, to present day during “Seaford Heritage Days,” Memorial Day weekend, May 23, 24 and 25. Crafters, food vendors, artisans and living historians are invited to meet the public and sell their wares during this three-day event at the Governor Ross Plantation in Seaford. For information, contact Paula Gunson at the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce 629-9690 or 800-416-GSCC.

Breakfast cafe

VFW 4961 breakfast cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.

Babies and toddlers stay & play

The ‘Parents As Teachers’ (PAT) stay & play - parents and children (birth to age four) are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. No registration required. Sessions are Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Parent educator, Cris Henderson. Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239 for more information.

Fitness classes

Fitness classes will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at St. John’s UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford. Beginners to intermediate participants are welcome to try a free class to see if it meets your needs. For more information or to register call AFAA certified fitness professional Carol Lynch at 629-7539.

Car & Tractor Show

The fifth annual Vintage Car & Tractor Show featuring The First State Antique Tractor Club and the Historical Vintage Car Club of Delaware, Inc., will be held on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Held on the grounds of Concord United Methodist Church, 25322 Church Road, Seaford (corner of Rt. 20 and 20A Concord Road). There is no fee for exhibitors or admission charge. There will be scrapple sandwiches, hot dogs, oyster sandwiches, cake, pie, beverages and much more for all. For more information call Ken Whaley at 629-7706, or CUMC at 628-8114.

mates, call Sally (Hann) Van Schaik at 6290619. Walter Sirman, Madeline Meding Hurley, Patricia Lloyd Robinson, Woody Jones, Beverly Hoagland Murray, Judy Friedel Timmons, Connie Crockett Hastings, George Bell, Joan Cordrey Eckert.

A yard sale sponsored by Delaware National Bank will be held on Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to noon to raise funds to support DNB’s Relay for Life team. The yard sale will be in the Delaware National Bank parking lot located in the Seaford Professional Center, next to Burger King on Rt. 13. Any donations can be dropped off at the bank Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mt. Olivet UM attic sale

Scrapbooking workshop

Gospel concert fundraiser

A scrapbooking workshop will be held at Trinity Transport on April 19, 8:30 a.m.8:30 p.m., cost is $20. Be sure to pack a lunch and snacks. For tickets contact Christy Gorski at 1800-846-3400 ext. 3703. Sponsored by the Banning foundation. All proceeds to benefit the Sussex Pregnancy Care Center in the name of Emilee.

Seaford Chamber hosts luncheon

Mt. Olivet United Methodist Women are having an attic sale in Fellowship Hall, 315 High St., Seaford, on April 19, from 7 to 11 a.m. A bake sale is included. The Seaford Christian Academy class of 2011 is presenting a gospel concert fundraiser on Saturday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in the Seaford Christian Academy gymnasium, Seaford. The Down East Boys Gospel Quartet will be performing. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $12.50 from members of the class of 2011, or by calling Seaford Christian Academy 629-7161, or for $15 at the door.

The Member Services Committee of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce brings you the annual Administrative Professionals’ Appreciation luncheon at noon, Wednesday, April 23, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. $20 each – including gratuity. A presentation by Sussex Medical Aesthetics, a provider of aesthetic medicine, such as botox, microdermabrasion, chemical peel, laser acne treatment, cellulite reduction, mesotherapy, laser hair removal, etc. By reservation only – R.S.V.P. no later than April 18. Payment by April 22 to Chamber. Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Wednesday, April 30, at 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training, or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club is holding a “filled” Longaberger basket bingo on Friday, May 16. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35- first 100 tickets sold receive a tote bag and a voucher for a Pizza King pizza, sweet tea and dessert to be used during the bingo event. Proceeds benefit programming at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club. For tickets, call Karen Schreiber at 629-8740.

SHS 1958 class reunion

The Seaford High School Class of 1958 will be holding their 50th class reunion on May 30, 31 and June 1. If you have information on addresses for the following class-

Car & motorcycle show

Classic car and motorcycle show, flower sale and pulled pork platters, Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at 9437 Ginger Lane, Rt.13 north of Seaford (next to Barton’s). $10 entry fee for classic cars and motorcycles.

‘The Nanticoke Derby’

Nanticoke Health Services will be hosting the 22nd annual dinner and auction on April 19, at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse. This year’s theme is “The Nanticoke Derby.” Proceeds from the event will benefit

38 th Annual Ward Museum Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition & Art Festival

Seaford Art Gala

Basket bingo

“Victorine Du Pont”, a dramatic program, will be presented by historical impersonator Marie Gormley-Tarleton on Tuesday, April 29, 7 p.m., at the Seaford District Library, 402 N. Porter Street. Victorine Du Pont, the oldest child of the founder of the Du Pont Company, recalls her emigration from France and settlement in Delaware.

Discover Wildfowl Art

Read Aloud Delaware training

Seaford High School will be hosting an Art Gala 2008 on May 15. The Seaford High School band and chorus will hold their annual spring concert and there will be a show of student artwork judged by Nanticoke River Arts Council. Doors will open at 6 p.m. to view students’ artwork which will be on display in the lobby of Seaford High School until 7 p.m. The band and chorus concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Madden auditorium.

‘Victorine Du Pont’ program

April 25, 26 & 27 • Daily door prizes, including original carvings by world class carver, Ernie Muehlmatt • Over 100 exhibitors selling of art, folk art, home decorating items and supplies • World class wildfowl carvings • Auction of decorative world-class carvings, decoys and art on Saturday at 3 p.m. • Kid’s Corner – Make and take projects

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Family bike rally

Trap Pond Partners and Trap Pond State Park will hold its fifth annual “Get In Gear” family bike rally on May 3. Registration from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Adults $16; under 16, $8. Bike trail is 5 miles of easy riding, plus an 8-mile road course. Trails will be posted and volunteers will be present to help. There will be entertainment. Rain date is May 4. For more information call the park office at 875-5133.

Indoor yard sale

There will be an indoor yard sale on Saturday, April 19, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Union United Methodist Church - Fellowship Hall, Laws Street, Bridgeville. This will benefit the 2009 Women’s Retreat. For more information contact 3377372 or the church office 337-7409.

Vera Bradley bingo Two day Scrapbookers Crop

Wednesday, April 25 5p.m.- midnight and Thursday, April 26, 7a.m.- 6p.m. Cost is $40/person. Lots of vendors, make-ntakes, certified massage therapist, door prizes, contests, candlelit dinner. Held at Central Worship Center (formerly Epworth Fellowship Church) in Laurel. Call 875-4254 for more information. Proceeds to benefit CWC youth group.

The Laurel Lioness Club is holding a Vera Bradley bingo on Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the Laurel Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available from any Lioness member, or call Linda at 875-4675 or Brenda at 542-3233. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, or are available from His N Hers Hair Stylists, North Dual Highway, Laurel.

Laurel Baptist Church luncheon

Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community luncheon on Saturday, April 19, from noon to 2 p.m. Located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd., west side of 13A. For more information, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Oyster Sandwich Day

Hope Lodge 4, located at 102 West 6th St., Laurel, will hold an Oyster Sandwich Day on Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crab cakes and baked goods will also be available.

Preschoolers story time

Parents, caregivers and children ages two to five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Library’s preschool story time. Story time is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 8753184.

Casino nite

Laurel American Legion Post #19, on Rt. 24, will hold a casino nite on Friday, April 25, from 7 p.m.-1 a.m.; Blackjack 711 p.m., Poker 7 p.m.-1a.m. Admission is $5 and includes beer, soda, food, snacks, door prizes and fun. The public is invited. Must be over 21.

The Big Book Give Away

On April 19, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Laurel Public Library, the Friends of the Laurel Public Library once again present the “BIG Book Give Away.” Add to your personal library, or try a new author without having to spend money.

Administrative Professionals Day

The Laurel Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an Administrative Professionals Day breakfast on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:30 a.m., at St. Philip’s Church on Central Avenue. Entertainment by Laurel’s own Alexis Hudson, and motivational speaker Susan Rae Baker, author and businesswomen. Cost is $12 and tickets may be purchased at the office of Payroll Plus, located at 1014 S. Central Ave. in Laurel.

LHS class of ‘87

The LHS class of ‘87 is hoping to hold its 20th year reunion this coming June 2008. The planning committee is trying to locate class members. If you have contact information and/or would like to help plan the reunion, contact Michele Procino-Wells at or 628-4140.

AARP advanced safety program

The Greenwood CHEER Center, located at 12713 Sussex Hwy, in Greenwood, will host a 2-day, 8 hour total, AARP advanced safety program on Thursday, May 1, and Friday, May 2. This course will be held from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day and the cost is $10 per participant. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. For more information or to register call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

CHEER dinner club

Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Center every Wednesday evening, for our weekly dinner club 5 p.m-7 p.m. The CHEER Greenwood Center is located at 12713 Sussex Highway, Greenwood, and the public is welcomed. Each week there will be a delicious dinner offered for the price of $5 per person for individuals over 60+ years. For more information call the center at 349-5237 or visit the CHEER website at

Spring Fling

There will be a Spring Fling at the Delaware SPCA, Georgetown Shelter, Rt. 113, Georgetown on Saturday, April 19, from noon to 4 p.m. There will be a petting zoo, pet spring fashion show, face painting, vote for your

Friends of the Bridgeville Library

The friends of the Bridgeville Library will be hosting an art auction, “Art For Books & Bricks,” on Fri. April 18, at the Bridgeville Banquet Center, to raise funds for the construction of the new Bridgeville Library. The honoree is Jack Lewis, Bridgeville artist and former teacher. Preview and silent auction are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Live auction begins at 7:30 pm. Admission cost is $15. Space is limited. For more information, call Cheryl Gerring at 337-9733.



Community yard sale

The town of Bridgeville will host a community-wide yard sale on Saturday, May 3, from 7 a.m. until …? You will find great bargains at many homes throughout the town.

Clean-up day

Bridgeville will hold a neighborhood clean-up day on Saturday, May 10. All items must be curbside by 6 a.m., as M-T Trash will only go down each street once. Allowable items for pick-up include: furniture, household trash, stoves, and limbs bundled in 4-ft. lengths. Items that will NOT be picked up include tires, batteries, oil, construction materials, dirt, rocks, bricks, etc. M-T Trash will have a truck available to pick-up refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners, as long as the freon has been removed. M-T Trash will also have a truck to pick up paint, stain, etc. These items must be kept in a separate area from the rest of the trash. Large tree limbs can be delivered to the town’s wastewater treatment plant. A scrap metal container will be placed at the Town Hall parking lot for the disposal of such items as aluminum siding, window frames, barbecue grills, tire rims, bicycles and stainless steel. Questions may be directed to Town Manager Bonie Walls at 337-7135.

Governor Minner dinner

The Sussex County Women’s Democrat Club is honoring Governor Ruth Ann Minner on April 19, with a chicken and dumpling dinner at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. There will be door prizes and an auction. Call Betsy Davis 875-7091 for tickets now, because seating capacity is limited to 250.

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Sunday, April 20, 2008 Noon to 3:30pm Clubhouse at Baywood Greens Parking with shuttle service available at Long Neck Elementary.

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favorite shelter pet, dog demonstrations, meet the vet, micro-chip clinic, bake and biscuit sale, kids games and prizes and refreshments. For more information call 856-6361.

‘Pedals, Pipes, And Pizza’

Georgetown Public Library events

• The Georgetown Public Library will hold story time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. • A monthly book discussion will be held on Wednesday, May 14. This month discussion will be on “The Innocent” by Harlan Coben. • A knitting class will begin April 21. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call the library at 8567958. • “Consumer Loan Fraud” presented by the State Attorney General’s Office will be held on April 22 at 6 p.m. • A bag sale is being held. The entire books and VHS selection in the conference room one bag can hold for a $1. • The annual meeting is on Tuesday, May 13, at 7 p.m., at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at Academy and Pine Street. The entertainment portion of the program will be presented by The School of the Arts Steel Drum Band and Lee Mussoff who will present a program on “Humor through Literature”. Due to unforeseen circumstances the Georgetown Public Library will be canceling popcorn and a movie on Friday May 2 at 2 p.m.

Spring Craft Show

The Georgetown Historical Society is seeking crafters for their May 17 and 18 Spring Craft Show to be held at the Marvel Carriage Museum located at 510 South Bedford St. in Georgetown. The doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. (Tables and chairs will be available.) Questions call 856-2760 or 8566642.

Adult Plus+ to hold fashion show

The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus will host a fashion show and luncheon, on April 24, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. Adult Plus+ members will model the latest spring and summer fashions provided by “That Boutique” of Milford. The program will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost to the public is $22, which includes lunch and the show. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the Adult Plus+ program office at 856-5618.

Scholarship fundraiser

On Monday, May 5, Georgetown AARP #5340 will be hosting a fund raiser at the Roadhouse Steak Joint, Rehoboth Beach, from 6 to 8 p.m. Come out and eat, and ten percent of the day’s proceeds will go towards the scholarship fund. Also, there will be a 50/50 drawing. For more information, call 856-3404 or 9451288.

Confederate Heritage Day

Delaware Confederate Heritage Day, Saturday, May 10, at Soldier’s Monument, Marvel Museum, South Bedford Street, Georgetown. A newly discovered Delaware Confederate’s name will be added to the monument. Events get underway at 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Delaware Grays Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 2068, based in Seaford. For details, visit


Special Olympics

The Delmar Lions Club is selling a Longaberger basket with the Delmar’s school colors of blue and orange around the rim for $49. There is also a wildcat lid for $30 that can be purchased. All proceeds go to sponsored projects like the visually and hearing impaired and special olympics. For information, call Mildred Riley 846-3846.

Spring yard sale

Delmar Community third annual Spring yard sale, at Delmar State Street Park, Saturday, April 19, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Only 40 15’x15’ spaces available, $20 donation in advance/ $25 donation morning of sale. Rain date is May 3. For additional information call: Melane Boltz 846-3079, or Janice Hughes 410-896-9360, or Sharon Levadnuk 846-9574. Profits from the booth fees will be donated to the Delmar Little League.

Fish fry

The Bi-State Ruritans will be sponsoring a fish fry on Saturday, April 26, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Melson Church Community Hall, Melson Road & Melson Church Road, east of Delmar. The cost is $8 per person for fish or chicken, hush puppies, coleslaw, rolls, iced tea and coffee. A chinese auction is also planned (bidders do not need to be present to win).

Sandwich sale

A sandwich sale will be held Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. until… at the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 N. and Dorthy Road. Featuring oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, chicken salad sandwiches, cheese steak subs, hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade soups. Call the church for more information 875-7824.

On Friday, April 25, young pianists and music students, ages 7-17, will have an opportunity to meet the King of Instruments, the pipe organ! This event, entitled “Pedals, Pipes & Pizza,” is being sponsored by the Southern Delaware Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. It will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Milford. Those interested should call 302-236-6647 or email

Kiwanis Club fundraiser

The Roadhouse Steak Joint in Rehoboth Beach is having a fundraiser day for the Kiwanis Club of Georgetown on Monday, April 28. The Roadhouse Steak Joint is located on Rt. 1 near the Midway Shopping Center. A portion of the proceeds earned that day will go to the Kiwanis Club of Georgetown’s programs.

‘Ride to the Tide’

Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics’ “Ride to the Tide” is an 80-mile police escorted motorcycle ride from Newark to Lewes to be held Sunday, April 20. Registration fee will be $25 for riders and $20 for passengers. For more information contact Special Olympics Delaware at 302-831-4653 or visit the website at

Earth Day Celebration

An Earth Day celebration, sponsored by The Alternative Energy Showroom and Good For You Natural Market will be held on April 26 from noon to 4 p.m., at 28841 Rte. 9, Lewes, four miles west of Five

Points. Renewable energy demonstrations including solar panels and wind systems that will help you save electricity (and money). Solar educational activities for children of all ages. For more information, call 8410162 or contact

Strawberry festival

This year’s annual Strawberry festival, May 24, promises to be the biggest and best ever for Mary Mother of Peace Church, located on Rt. 24 & Mt. Joy Road in Millsboro. The hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fee is $15 for a space, $5 for a table. There will be many new crafts of all types, at the Strawberry festival, as well as food, plants, strawberry shortcake, baked goodies, and prizes. Contact Doris Tippett, 945-8137, for more information.

Ruritan’s ham and turkey shoot

The Ellendale Ruritan Club ham and turkey shoot, Saturday, April 26, (rain date May 3) at 11:30 a.m., at Ellendale VFW, on V.F.W. Road. Directions: 1/2 mile south of U.S. 113 and 16 intersection). Refreshments will be available for sale. (If rain dates are cancelled, we will go to next shoot.) For possible cancellations call 302-422-2948 or cell 302-249-7025.

Casino night

Casino night to benefit nonprofit Delaware Hospice will be held on Friday, May 30, at Rehoboth Convention Center from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Local celebrity dealers will provide an entertaining evening of Black Jack, Texas Hold’Em, Roulette, and Poker. Guests will enjoy refreshments provided by Lighthouse Cove & Catering, Wine Tasting by Kemp’s Liquors, beer from Banks Wine and Spirits, soft drinks donated by

DELMAR VFW POST 8276 Covered dish dinner

A covered dish dinner will be held at Bethel Church Community House, Oak Grove, on Saturday, April 19, at 6 p.m. Karaoke music by Jerry Butler will be provided. Call Lucy Slacum at 629-7117.

Ruritan Club breakfast

All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month October to June 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at The Galestown, Md. Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. This month it will be held April 27.

Motorcycle ‘Ride of the Free’

“Ride of the Free for the Home of the Brave” (homeless Veterans Shelter) on Sunday, May 4 (rain or shine). Registration begins at 10 a.m., last bike out at 11 a.m. at “The Home of the Brave” located off Rt. 1 North on Sharps Road just south of Milford. Leisure ride through Greenwood, Bridgeville, Seaford, Millsboro, to “The Home of the Brave.” Join us for good food – a 50/50 rafflepin. Cost is $15, registration fee with free t-

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Bethel town-wide yard sale

Bethel Historical Society will sponsor a town-wide yard sale, May 17, from 7 a.m. until…? Set-up in your own yard, or central location at corner of Main and First streets. $10 fee will be collected. Scrapple sandwiches and homemade baked goodies will be available at the Community House. This will benefit the Count On Me Club. Any questions call 875-3971.

MORNING STAR • APRIL 17 - 23, 2008 $15 per family. For more information, contact either: Luther Shultz 410-341-6058, or Mary Jo Marshall 410-822-3941.

Republican Women’s Club meets

The April meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women’s Club will be held on April 23 at 10:45 a.m., in the Sussex Pines Country Club, club house. Members are reminded to bring items for Kent County’s yard sale. Lunch will be served at a cost of $15. For information and reservations contact Kathy Vengazo at 302-539-4757. For more information visit

‘Knifty Knitters’ meet

The “Knifty Knitters” chapter of the Knitters Guild Association will be meeting the first Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown. Call 302-732-6495 for further details.

July 4th meetings SHS Alumni meets

The next executive board meeting of the Seaford High School Alumni Association will be on May 1 at 7 p.m., in the Seaford Museum. If any additional information is needed, call Donna Hastings Angell at 6298077.

Georgetown Lions meet

The Georgetown Lions Club dinnermeeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, at Easter Seals, 22317 DuPont Blvd., conference room. District-22 CoChair of Special Olympics Lion Winnie and Barbara Spence will be the guest speakers accompanied by a Special Olympic athlete. Visiting Lions and potential members are welcomed, but should call Helen Wilson at 856-2972, or the Rev. Charles Covington at 855-1160.

S.A.L.T. Council meets

The S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Lawmen Together) Council has announced that their monthly meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. This month it will be on May 14, in the Sussex County Administration Office just south of the Wilmington Trust Bank on Route 113. The Council invites any individuals, organizations, agencies and police departments concerned with the welfare of senior citizens to attend. The Council is an Advisory Committee for the following Triad: Seaford Triad meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Nanticoke Senior Center in Seaford. For additional information, contact president Al Hahn at 436-2157.

Genealogical Society holds meeting

The Sussex County Genealogical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting on Saturday, April 19 in the upstairs meeting room of the Rehoboth Public Library, Rehoboth Beach, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Topic is problems and solutions associated with using modern technology in genealogy. For more information, call 875-5418, or visit

Orchid Hobbyists meet

Orchid Hobbyists of Delmarva will meet on the third Sunday of each month September through June, from 2-5 p.m. This month’s meeting will be April 20, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 10th and Grove Street, Delmar, Del. Everyone is welcome from beginners to experienced growers. Annual membership is

Friday, Aug. 22 - Yankees vs. Orioles, a trip to Camden Yards is planned. Bus will leave at 4 p.m. Game time is 7 p.m. Cost is $52.

Laurel July 4th meetings are set for the following days: April 21, May 19, June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23 and June 30. They begin at 5 p.m. and are held at the Laurel Chamber Office.

Equine Council meet

Next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the Harrington Public Library, recap of dinner/dance/auction, usage of Mascot “Liberty,” and up and coming events. All those interested in horses are welcome. For more info contact Stan 684-3966.

Class of 1956 luncheon

The Laurel High School Class of 1956 will hold their quarterly luncheon at the Laurel Dutch Inn, Friday, May 16, at 11:30 a.m. Plans will be discussed for their 52nd reunion dinner.

Marine Corps meeting

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

Trap Pond Partners plan bike rally

Trap Pond Partners meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bald Cypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel. We are currently planning our 5th annual “Get In Gear” family bike rally to be held May 3. Visit us at for additional information.

Seaford Republican Women’s Club

The Seaford Republican Women’s Club will meet Thursday, April 24, 10:30 a.m., at the Seaford Country Club. Guest speaker will be Richard Carroll, Esq., president of the Delaware Young Republicans. He is a corporate lawyer. For further information contact Sharlana Edgell 629-7123.

Bus trip to Wax Museum Sight and Sound trip

A bus trip to see “Daniel and the Lions’ Den” at the Millennium Theatre will be on Thursday, April 24. Cost is $92 per person for show and buffet at Hershey Farms Restaurant. Departure will be from St. George’s United Methodist Church parking lot at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call 846-2301 or 875-7645.

AARP chapter 1084 trips

AARP Seaford chapter 1084 ”Ride the Rails,” West Virginia, trip on May 21-23. Cost is $420 per person, double; $515 single. Visit Backbone Mt. Windmill Farms on your way to Thomas, W.Va. Included are two breakfasts, two dinners and a box lunch aboard The Cheat Mt. Salamander. Your dinner will be at a vintage depot after a train ride on the Durbin Rocket. Last, a visit to Blackwater Falls State Park. For information contact Rose Wheaton at 6297180. Trip to the U.S. Naval Academy on June 24. Cost is $64 per person. Lunch is included at “Phillips” restaurant before boarding the Harbor Queen for a sightseeing cruise of the Naval Academy and the Annapolis Harbor. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180

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Senior Center trips

AARP Chapter #915 trips

Nanticoke Senior Center’s Nashville and Memphis trip will take place on Sunday, Sept. 14 to Saturday Sept. 20. Cost is $850 double occupancy. Some of the sights you will see are Graceland, Grand Olé Opry, and Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. For further information call 629-4939. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, snacks from center and dinner theatre. Nanticoke Senior Center’s Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Trip presents “Foot Loose” on Thursday, June 26, matinee in Lancaster, Pa. Cost is $70 members, $75 non-members.

Laurel Senior Center trip

Laurel Senior Center is planning a trip to Branson, Mo., on May 17-25. Cost is $735 per person, double occupancy. It includes nine days, eight nights, 14 meals, and seven fabulous Branson shows. For more information call 875-2536.

Don’t let April showers keep you inside; enjoy a trip with the Adult Plus+ Program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Watch over 750 international performers, choral groups and Celtic dancers at the Virginia International Tattoo from VIP seats at the Norfolk Scope on April 20. Explore the underground railroad experience in the musical “Let My People Go!” at the Kennedy Center on April 20. Watch the Broadway musical comedy Guys and Dolls at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Pennsylvania on April 23. For more complete information about these and other Adult Plus+ trips, call Delaware Tech at 856-5618. Colorado, June 20-30, cost is $879 per person. Call 410-822-2314. Branson, Mo - Sept. 13-20, cost is $875 per person. Call 410-822-2314. New England/Vermont, NH, Boston and Salem, Oct. 13-19, cost is $1085 double, and $1335 single. Call 410-673-7856. Myrtle Beach - Nov. 10-13, cost $430 per person. Call 410-754-8588. Bus trips for 2008New York Day Trip - May 24, cost $42 per person. Call 410-754-8588 Azalea Festival, Norfolk, Va., April 1720, cost is $489. Call 410-822-2314. Hamptons, N.Y., May 16-18, cost is $480 double and $675 for singles. Call 410-6737856. Submit Bulletin Board items by noon, Thursday. Send to Morning Star Publications - PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, email to editor@mspublications. com or drop off at 628 West Stein Hwy., Seaford.

Seaford Recreation trips

On Saturday, May 17 a trip to the Inner Harbor is planned. Bus leaves at 8 a.m. and leaves Baltimore at 4 p.m. Cost is $20. On


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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 second Monday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 6459150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.

There will be a bus trip on April 26 to the Great Black Wax Museum, Lexington Market, Patapsco Flea Market and the Cactus Willie Buffet. The cost is $20, children under 12 years are $10. Sponsored by Pastor Joseph Scurry. For more information, contact Pastor Scurry at 302-344-9706 or Miss Paris Twyman, 410-754-9135. Bus pick-up locations are: Easton, Md., Denny’s; Federalsburg, Md. S & S Market; Seaford, Big Lots; Cambridge, Wal-Mart. No refund. Money due by April 19.

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Grange members sure could cook some great chicken Saturday evening, I accepted an invitation to attend a banquet at the AT URPHY Broad Creek Grange, where several long-service members were to be ‘That just may be the best honored. I am so glad I went. I enchicken I have ever eaten,’ joyed myself so much. Of course, I always do. said an obviously happy When this organization talks Brooks. ‘Do you think you about long-time service, they mean can get me a couple of exit. Try this — Reuben Ockels, Bertra pieces to eat on the nice Whaley, Mamie Bradley and Anna Wright, all have 65 years as way home?’ “Grangers,” as they are called. I did not know this, but this farm-oriented group was once, and still is to Brooks Robinson as our guest and the dinner was to be held in the Centenary Church some degree, a fraternal organization with fellowship hall. Someone suggested that the passwords, official names for their officers Grange could do the cooking for us, and and other things that belong to fraternal groups, including much good work for their what a wise decision we made. We packed 300 people into that hall at community. Some of the officers are called the tremendous sum of $3 per ticket. It was gatekeepers, overseers, masters, as well as a great evening few of us will ever forget, treasurers, chaplains, secretaries and stewand the meal was great. ards. Brooks, easily the nicest professional Members are working on a history of athlete around, brought his boys and it was their local Grange, so if you have somejust a wonderful night to be involved with thing relating to Broad Creek Grange, call Little League baseball. Everyone raved Joan Kirk, as she would be glad to receive about the chicken, as only the Grange could it. The Grange lodge on U.S. 9 was built in fix it, especially Brooks Robinson, who sat next to me at the head table. 1952 and has been used for hundreds of “That just may be the best chicken I church and social functions through the have ever eaten,” said an obviously happy years. Brooks. “Do you think you can get me a I cannot ride by the Grange lodge withcouple of extra pieces to eat on the way out thinking of Laurel’s first Little League home?” banquet. The year was 1977 and people “Sure,” I said, “There is always some such as the late Vicki Hearn, Golda Slatchleft over!” er, Charlie Gordy, Ed Ralph, Nancy Allen, To my dismay, when I went into the Ed Kelley and many others were involved kitchen, I found that there was not even a with the program. Somehow we lined up



Food to go to families facing foreclosure More than 1,200 pounds of food was collected through the "Donating Food to Fight Foreclosure" food drive. Through the food drive, Rep. Mike Castle and the Food Bank of Delaware led an effort to raise awareness and donations for those who have fallen victim to foreclosure and to help those who are endanger of losing their homes. More than 60 percent of homeowners are also pet owners, and unfortunately, many families losing their homes are forced to give up their pets, causing an alarming increase in the animal population in local shelters, and sometimes even spurring the decision to leave a pet behind. Castle and the Food Bank partnered with the Humane Society of the United States, Forgotten Cats and Faithful Friends to also accept pet food donations to ensure that all family members will benefit from the donations. The Food Bank of Delaware secures

and distributes millions of pounds of food and grocery products annually; and supports more than 350 member agencies operating programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, afterschool programs and Kids Cafes. Annually, the Food Bank of Delaware provides food assistance to more than 90,000 low-income hungry people in Delaware, including 26,000 children and nearly 7,200 seniors. For more on Food Bank of Delaware, visit People who are facing foreclosure and are interested in prevention tips and counseling may call the Homeownership Preservation Foundation's HOPE hotline at 1-888-995-HOPE. For information on shelters and rescue groups who can help with finding housing that will accept pets, visit the Web site

Suggestions for encouraging happiness Children in Karen Huffman’s secondgrade class at North Laurel Elementary School were asked to come up with 10 things to say to make someone happy. Following are some of their suggestions: I will take them somewhere for fun. Do you want to be friends? I am going to invite her to my house to play Easter Egg Hunt. I will play soccer with her in my basement. Read a book together.

We will both sing to the stars. Are you OK? I can ask if she wants ice cream? Get some toys and play. Tell some jokes. Do you want to jump on my trampoline? I would make them a feel better soon card. I could tickle them. Turn that frown upside down.

wing or a drumstick left, as that bunch of Little Leaguers had also enjoyed themselves. Brooks laughed about it and after dinner, he gave us a great talk and, as he does everywhere he goes, gave us his heart. As a matter of fact, he gave away 12 signed baseballs. I hope that the winners of those baseballs have them today. Well, we are talking about the Grange. When I was talking to some of the members Saturday night, something came to light. There were only three families there who are still active in farming today. Are we going to give away our farming life, too? Later I talked to Carolyn O’Neal and her thoughts were that the Grange is going to have to focus on environmental issues and awareness to attract the young people. She is probably right. Chip Marvil, the Grange state master, predicted that, “This generation of young people is going to be the next volunteer generation.” First time I have heard this, but I hope he is right. Organizations such as the Grange are the very foundation of our country and we need to carry on their ideals and traditions. Thanks, Grange members, for a good evening! Bobby “Slow Churn” Horsey is going to be making gallons of homemade strawberry ice cream for the Strawberry Festival and it will be available at the Hen House on May 17. The magic words, “It’s free,” don’t hurt any, either, do they, Dick Whaley?

Dick will be setting up a small tent with several ice cream bowls the night before the big event. What Dick does not know is that there will be an accommodation tax, landrental and other fees that will bring up the price of his free ice cream! Folks, look for a great day for the entire town of Laurel, that day. Got a question for you, and I hope some young folks see this and can help me out. Why do we see so many pairs of tennis shoes tied together and thrown across electric lines? I see them especially in the Laurel area although I have seen them elsewhere also. Naturally, I have heard a couple of so-called reasons, but I doubt them. Some of these shoes look to be in good condition and look to be at least size eight and above, so I do not see this being done by preteens. Just curious. Becky Madden, marketing sxpecialist for Cheer will be the guest speaker at Charity Lodge’s monthly dinner on April 24. At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, RJ Riverside was no more as the folks from the Georgia House put their new sign up with the message, “opening soon.” “Soon” is expected to be around June 1, and I am going to use the name RJ Riverside no more. Welcome to Laurel, folks. Meanwhile, the word is that the Old Mill Crab House has changed ownership. The Kowalski family owned it for many years and now Donald and Hillary Prouse of Millsboro have purchased it.

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Church Bulletins Bill & Karen Itzel in Concert Singers/songwriters Bill & Karen Itzel will be in concert at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford, on Sunday, April 27, at 7 p.m. Formerly a member of the Speers, Bill was featured on two radio singles: “Saved to the Uttermost” and “He’s Still in the Fire,” both of which soared to the No. 1 spot on the Singing News, Cash Box, and Gospel Voice charts, leading to two Dove and two Grammy award nominations. In 1990, Bill resigned from the Speers and began his own family ministry. This event is free. A love offering will be taken, and Bill and Karen Itzel’s CD’s and other products will be available. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, approximately 1-1/2 miles north of Stein Hwy (Rt. 20). For more information, please call the church at 629-5600 or visit www.atlantaroadcma.or.

Trinity UM Gospel concert Trinity United Methodist in Laurel, near Trap Pond will be sponsoring a Gospel Concert Friday, May 2. Join us for a night of gospel music featuring the inspirational sounds of “All For Him,” Phil Davis, Jerry Jones and the O’Day Family. Food will be available for purchase and a love offering will be taken. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 6:30. For more information, call 875-7715 or 875-4741.

St. John’s multicultural services Siempre Verde, a multicultural, bilingual service is being led by Pastor Luis

Almandoz on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at St. John’s United Methodist Church at Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford. Praise music, powerful preaching and a small meal unite this fellowship of persons of both Hispanic and Anglo origins. Alberto Mendez leads worship on the keyboard.

‘Sounds of Joy’ in concert ‘Sounds of Joy’ will be performing on April 20 at 6 p.m at Blackwater Fellowship in Roxana and April 27 at Galestown Methodist Church. Hymn sing at 2 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery Celebrate Recovery, a step program which claims Jesus Christ as its Higher Power, is meeting at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar Streets, on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. This program is open to persons who wish to turn over their hurts, habits, and hang-ups to God such that they may be healed. For more information, call Rev. Constance Hastings, 629-9466, or Robert Spadaccini, 841-1720.

‘No Talent” talent show Come enjoy an evening of fun, fellowship and laughter at Laurel Baptist Church as we will be hosting another “No Talent” Talent Show, on April 27, at 7 p.m. The church is located on the west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of Laurel. Any questions, call Shirley at 8752314.

Prayer brunch Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, will hold a prayer brunch on Saturday, April 19, beginning at 10 a.m. The messenger will be Evangelist Maria West of St. John A.M.E. Zion, Laurel. Program is sponsored by the women of Mt. Calvary. Cost is $7. Chairpersons are Brenda Hooper, and Kim West. Pastor is the Rev. Idola J. Battson.

St. Luke’s parish meeting The 173rd annual parish meeting of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will be held on Sunday, April 20, immediately following the 9 a.m. service. The meeting will take place in the Parish Hall and will begin with a covered dish brunch/lunch. The meeting’s agenda will include reports and news of the parish and the election of new vestry members.

Ladies’ bible study There is a ladies’ bible study, held every Tuesday starting at 10 a.m., at Laurel Baptist Church, Bi-State Boulevard in Laurel.This bible study is a non-denominational study, only God’s Word is studied, making us to be more like Christ. Should you have any questions regarding the study, feel free to call Gertrude R. Smith at 875-5300.

Heaven Bound Ministries Heaven-Bound Ministries would like to extend a warm invitation to fellowship with us, on Friday, April 25, 7 p.m., at St. Luke’s Parish Hall, North Street, Seaford.

This will be a Farewell Service for our very own Minister Thomas Palmer. He’s an anointed 21-year-old man of God, called to preach to the nations. He has an awesome mantle on his life: to preach, teach, sing and flow in the prophetic. Min. Palmer has been given an extraordinary opportunity to visit the Philippines, in May 2008. He will minister through song with his newly formed group called “Paid-In-Full.” The theme of the tour is “Speak Life;” which is their first single. The group will perform their last fund-raising concert before they go abroad. This farewell service will also feature many other talented musical guest. Dinner and desserts will be provided. This missionary trip has taken months of fund raising efforts. So, to make this missionary tour a success sacrifice the date to celebrate with Heaven-Bound Ministries in a blessed send-off. If for any reason you cannot make it; sow a monetary seed to: P.O. Box 1741, Seaford, De 19973 by April 25 so we can acknowledge your Kingdom's support at our fund raiser in your absence.

Latin mass 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 20. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781 more church items page 28

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 Julie A. Lewis

“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 E-mail: NURSERY & HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

SUNDAY WORSHIP 8:30 & 11:15 am Traditional 9:45 Sunday School 10:00 am Hearts Afire (Contemporary) Come as you are… and be transformed in the love of Christ!

Centenary United Methodist Church “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for Over 200 Years” “NEW SONG!” - Contemporary Celebration, 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, Classes for ALL ages, 9:45 a.m. Every Traditional Family Worship, 11:00 a.m. Sunday

Rev. John W. Van Tine, Pastor, 875-3983 200 W. Market St., Laurel, Del.


1010 S. Central Ave., Laurel Ph: 875-7748 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 Pastor Barbara Wilson Church: 875-4233 Cell: 302-253-0083 Sunday Services: 8:30am Praise 9:30am Sunday School,11am Worship


Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching

Youth Group Wednesday 7:00 pm

Worship 10:45 a.m. • Sun. School 9:45 a.m. Wed. Night 7:00 p.m. • Sun. Night 7:00 p.m. Located on Camp Road between the Dual & Alt. 13 For info call: 629-3674 or 875-2915 Sr. Pastor Roland Tice

Christian Church of Seaford Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298 Minister: John Herbst SCHEDULE OF SERVICES Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Morning Worship 10:30 Wed. Night Service & (Nursery & Jr. Church) Youth Groups 7:00 p.m. A Firm Foundation • A Sure Hope • An Unending Love

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & Old Christ Church

“A Place to Belong”

600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956 (302) 875-3644 Rev. Rita B. Nelson, Rector Holy Eucharist with Healing and Church School ~ Sunday @ 9:30 am

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.

94 Walnut St. Laurel, DE 19956


Centrally located at 14511 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, DE 19956 Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. FasTrak Children’s Ministry - 10:30 a.m.; E318 Youth - 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Services - 7 p.m.

For info, call 875.7995 or visit

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road 68, South of Laurel Laurel, Del.

Sun. School 10 a.m. • Worship 9 & 11 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Hymn Sing: Last Sunday Each Month - 7 p.m.

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

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A balanced appoach to fuel By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church


OK, if you hear one more thing Every step we take to about high gas prices, you are goleson our dependence ing to scream! So, rather than complaining about the current on foreign oil is a step price (which remains substantially cheaper than Europe), lets take a in the right direction. reasonable middle-of-the-road approach toward dealing with our fuel woes. promise. Growing more corn for con1. Let’s get drilling. The environmensumption will reduce the price of all the talist opposition to drilling off our coast other crops as well because people will and in the Alaskan National Wildlife return to soybean and other crops instead Refuge is not sufficient to keep us from doing what is necessary to meet our ener- of just planting for Ethanol profit. 5. Furthermore, we must ease regulagy needs. Every step we take to lessen our dependence on foreign oil is a step in tory restrictions on alternative energy creation. the right direction. Let’s get going on nuclear power, hy2. Insist that Detroit give us economidrogen power, wind power, and solar cal cars. Enough excuses, let’s enforce requirements for additional fuel economy. power. We need to find ways to fast track the building and bringing on-line of these There is no doubt it can be done. We are power plants. the greatest nation on earth and we find For years OPEC kept their prices low ways to do everything else. Give us more hybrid cars and increase the fuel efficien- enough and production high enough to dissuade us from seeking other sources. cy of the non-hybrids immediately. Now is the time to break that depend3. Reward reduced consumption. ence, but it won’t happen overnight. More ideas like HOV lanes need to be We must make progress now if we considered. Offer discounted mass transit rates for those who prove they use it a want to avoid $10.00 per gallon fuel in the foreseeable future. certain number of times. Give increased The global consumption of fuel is only incentives to purchase and keep hybrids. going to increase as the population conWithout being obsessive with environmentalism we can encourage wise energy tinues to swell and other nations modernize. Our greatest hope to have an energyconsumption choices that give tangible filled future for our children is to create incentives to those who come on board. and sustain what we need right here. If 4. Forget Ethanol. The production of this fuel is too cost- we don’t, there is a scary day ahead of ly and too many other options show more us.

Gospel Café April guests Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Poplar & Market streets, Laurel, holds its Gospel Café every Saturday night at 6 p.m. featuring Bruce and Nancy Willey music ministry with live Christian music, fellowship and refreshments. April 2008 guest singers are: April 19 – Frank Silva, Rob Harman, Cassandra Abbott. April 26 – Gospel group (ALL 4 HIM), Wayne Dukes, Kaila Cluscas. Every week, Mary Ann Young joins us. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Bruce and Nancy Willey at 875-5539.

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A Box of Memories

Tony Windsor’s brand new CD compilation, “A Box of Memories” is on sale now. This 17-song CD features performances of songs including, “Only Make Believe,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” and the gospel classic, “In the Garden.” Get your copy at the Seaford Star office for only $5.00. Call: 302-236-9886


Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor WEDNESDAY SUNDAY Sunday School......9:45 a.m. Prayer & Praise 7:00 p.m. Worship...............11:00 a.m. Patch Club (kids) 7:00 p.m. Eve. Worship........7:00 p.m. Youth Group 6:00-8 p.m.

Messiah’s Vineyard Church Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel 302-875-4646 PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956

PRE-SCHOOL - 12TH GRADE - Office 629-7161 Quality Traditional Education Since 1973 Fully Accredited By Middle States in ACSI

Dr. Carl G Vincent, Senior Minister Pastor Barry B. Dukes, Music Minister Sunday 9:30 am Wednesday 7:00 pm Children’s Church • Nursery




A Cooperative S.B.C. Church 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE

302-629-8434 • Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:30 pm Children’s Church 10:45 am SPANISH Worship 10:45 am Wednesday Activities 7 pm Pastor: Homer McKeithan Youth Minister: James Hollis Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”

27225 Kaye Road Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814 Timothy P. Jones, Pastor Sunday Family Worship - 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Family Ministries - 7:00 p.m.

“Shining His Light”

532 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Redemptorist Fathers • 629-3591

MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 5:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30 p.m.

“The Pickle Church” CHRIST THE CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH PICKLE MINISTRIES OUTREACH & CORNERSTONE NOTE MUSIC MINISTRY Corner of Bethel Rd. & Alt. 13 • 302-875-8150 Worship Svce 10 a.m. - Rev. Rick Elzey Church School & Jr. Church 10 a.m. - Pastor Doris Whaley Wings of Prayer Tues. 7 p.m. Exploring God’s Word, Wed. 7 p.m.



11 AM and 6 PM ~ Sunday School 9:45 AM

WEDNESDAY NIGHT Ministry for the whole family 7 PM

Pastor Stacey Johnson 28261 Seaford Rd., Laurel, 2 miles N. of Laurel on Alt. 13


The Atlanta Road Alliance Church 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 • Rev. Edward J. Laremore, Sr. Pastor David A. Krilov, Associate Pastor


315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973 • 302-629-9755 Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins

Praise Worship 8:30 AM • Sunday School 9:30 AM • Traditional Worship 11 AM


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)

538 N. Central Ave., Laurel, Del. Ph: 875-7275 • Pastor Bill Konkel Sunday School: 9 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. & 1st & 3rd Sunday Evening: 6 p.m. Thurs Evening Prayer: 7 p.m.


St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

All Welcome Where Love Abides -- John 3:16

The Church by the Side of the Road 15092 Cokesbury Rd, Georgetown, DE (302) 629-5222 • Pastor Harold Carmean & Congregation Sunday School 9 am Contemporary Church Service 10 am

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Serving Christ in the Heart of Seaford since 1830 315 High St. • Seaford, DE

Sunday Services: Informal Worship in Chapel 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary 9:45 Sunday School Pastor: Rev. Thomas Gross • 302-629-4458 PROFESSIONAL NURSERY CARE PROVIDED

Laurel Wesleyan Church Rt. 13A, Just North of Laurel Sunday School - 9:30 Worship - 9:00 & 10:45 Sunday Evening Worship Wed. Youth Ministries 6:30 p.m. Thurs. WKID, The Zone Children’s Ministries 6:30 Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Todd Crofford Assistant Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor/Youth: Sue Boyce Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey

629-7979 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

The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby-Coladonato, Rector

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)

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

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Obituaries Robert Charles Moyer Sr., 76 Robert C. Moyer, Sr. of Stockley Rd. Milton, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mr. Moyer was born in Queens, N.Y., a son of Raymond M. and Velma A. (Schuter) Moyer, who predeceased him. Mr. Moyer worked as a PBX Installer for AT&T for 29 years retiring in 1984. He was a member of Truth & Life Center, Race St , Georgetown. He was a Korean War, Navy Veteran where he served on the USS Chanplain. He loved to eat, travel and go to church. As a young man he enjoyed riding motor cycles. His greatest enjoyment was helping other people and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, Mr. Moyer is preceded by a son, Steven D. Moyer. He is survived by his wife, Ether Mae (Fein) Moyer; two sons, Robert C. Moyer

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Jr. and his wife Bernadette of Bridgeville, and Brian K. Moyer and his wife Joan of Milton; a daughter, Cynthia Jeanne Le Blanc and her husband Christopher of Massachusetts. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive him. Funeral services were held Monday, April 14, in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, Georgetown, where friends called prior to the services. Interment was at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the Truth & Life Center, 106 N. Race St., Georgetown, DE 19947

Eupha Strothers, 84 Eupha “Polly” Strothers of Seaford, formerly of Stone Harbor, N.J., died Friday, April 11, 2008, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. Mrs. Strothers was born in Calhoun

County, W.Va. She retired as a waitress from Henny’s Restaurant and also was the original owner of Polly’s Place in Stone Harbor, N.J. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 6, Seaford. She is survived by her husband and companion of 34 years, Robert L. Michael; two daughters, Raven Caterini and Karen Schmidt and husband Fred; one son, John Strothers and companion Debbie Hudson, all of North Wildwood, N.J.; six grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. Services were private. Arrangements were handled by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.

Martha Jean Ross, 90 Martha Jean Ross of Laurel passed away on April 12, 2008, at the Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Delmar, Del., where she had lived for the past seven years. She was born in Laurel, a daughter of Harry and Nellie Vickers. Mrs. Ross was retired from the Super Giant, working as a cashier for 14 years.

She was a member of the Portsville United Methodist Church in Portsville, where she was a member of the W.S.C.S. She is preceded in death by her husband, Burley L. Ross. She is survived by her two sons, Bruce Ross and his wife Joanne of Delmar, Md., and Ronald Ross and his wife Jessie of Laurel; a daughter, Patricia Waller of Laurel; and a brother, Cleveland Vickers of Laurel; four grandchildren, two greatgrandchildren and three great-greatgrandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive her. A Funeral Service was held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, on Tuesday, April 15, where a viewing was held prior to the service. The Rev. Bryan Rice officiated. Interment followed in Portsville United Methodist Church Cemetery. Contribution’s may be made in her memory to the Portsville United Methodist Church, c/o Robert Hudson, 32221 Horsey Church Road, Laurel, DE 19956.

Church Bulletins Galestown UMC Spring hymn

Galestown United Methodist Church annual Spring hymn sing at the church at 2 p.m., (no morning service). Special music: The Sounds of Joy and Amanda Jones. A buffet style hot dinner will be served following the service at the Galestown Community Center.

Pastoral Sunday

All Walks of Life Outreach Ministries, 30599 N. Sussex Hwy. (Ste.6) Laurel, where Apostle Randy J. and Pastor Lorrie A. Jones are the Pastors, will be in Service with Pastor Tambara Stewart of Restoration Worship Center, Inc. of Georgetown, on April 27, at 4 p.m. Service sponsored by the pastoral committee. For more information contact 302-875-7772.

Gospel Concert

A Gospel Concert given by The O’Day Family from Georgetown will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, on April 27, at 6:30 p.m. A love offering will be taken.

Loyalty Day & Day of Prayer

On May 1, at 7 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 on Governors Avenue in Greenwood, the Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a duel program of celebration for Loyalty Day and the National Day of Prayer. The program will begin at 7 p.m. with a half-hour patriotic concert (and old time favorite songs) by the Sweet Adelines known as the First State Harmonettes. Attendees can also view historical plaques and pictures that celebrate the work of Post 7478 during its establishment. Pastor Joyce Mizzelle of Grace-nMercy Church in Greenwood, will be the guest speaker for the second half of the evening’s program celebrating the National Day of Prayer. All area churches are invited to send two representatives from their worship service and Sunday school who will present prayers for our country, written on paper and sealed in envelopes. The prayer

packets will be burned after the service as an offering to God. A presentation of books will be given to the Greenwood Public Library by the Ladies Auxiliary. A freewill offering will be taken for the National Day of Prayer Task Force, and light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend the Loyalty Day/National Day of Prayer Celebration. For more details contact Pres. Michaele S. Russell at 302-349-4220

Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

Tickets are now available for the 48th annual Governor’s Prayer Breakfast. Governor Ruth Ann Minner will host the 48th annual Governor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 1 at the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave., in Dover. Doors will open at 6:30 a.m., for the buffet-style breakfast, and the program will begin at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are available upon request by mailing a check payable to “Governor’s Prayer Breakfast” for $15 per person or $150 for a table, to Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, P.O. Box 988, Dover, DE 19903 by April 25, 2008. Seating is limited, so reserve seats early. For more information, contact the Secretary of State’s Office at 302-739-4111.

‘Walk for Life’

The Sussex Pregnancy Care Center will be hosting it’s 14th annual “Walk for Life” on Saturday, May 10, at Eagles Nest Family Campground in Milton. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the 1mile walk starts at 9 a.m. with events ending at 11 a.m. Money raised will benefit the Sussex Pregnancy Care Center located at 5 Burger King Drive in Georgetown. They are a non-profit, compassionate facility eager to listen, guide and help bring real solutions to women and families confronting pregnancy issues. To become a participant stop by the center to receive a pledge form. There will be a large Mennonite bake sale held at the walk to raise additional funds. There will also be clowns, face painting, and free balloons for the kids. If

you would like to participate please call the center at 302-856-4344 or contact Kim Willey, Event Coordinator at 302-3377876.

Pendel Brass to perform in Seaford

The Pendel Brass, Singers and Timbrelists of The Salvation Army will present a celebration of music on Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, in Seaford. The weekend begins Saturday at 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church on High Street in Seaford for open air sharing of music and the gospel. The celebration continues that evening

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.)

at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church on Pine and Poplar Streets with a free will offering concert. Proceeds from the offering will benefit youth and camp programs of The Salvation Army of Sussex County. The climax piece of the concert “To the Chief Musician” will be a collaborative musical effort with the St. John’s United Methodist Church Choir. Continuing with the celebration on Sunday morning, The Salvation Army Pendel Brass, Singers and Timbrelists will participate in united worship at all three of St. John’s services at 8:30, 10 and 11:15 a.m.

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!”

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Wesley United Methodist Church 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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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

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 Music Director: Linda Lewis


MORNING STAR • APRIL 17 - 23, 2008


Delaware Grays celebrate Confederate heritage An estimated 2,000 Delawareans risked their lives by going south to fight for the Confederate cause during the ‘War between the States’ from 1861 to 1865. April is Confederate History Month, a time to remember men from Delaware who were in the middle of the nation’s most tragic conflict. Following are profiles of some of the area men who served. David White, Georgetown The story of David White continues to mystify historians, an African-America apparently willingly serving the Confederacy. 17-year-old David White of Georgetown was a slave – owned by a loyal Union man from Delaware. In October 1862, he was taken captive on the high seas by crewmen of the famous Confederate raiding ship, the CSS Alabama – commanded by Captain Raphael Semmes. Semmes proclaimed White, who was a legal slave in a Union state, to be free in the south, thus giving him the right to enlist as a fully paid crewman on the Confederate warship. Despite numerous opportunities to escape while on foreign soil, White remained loyal to his crewmates and, during the final battle with the USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France, in 1864, White carried out his duty until the bitter end. White, who went down with the Alabama, never told anyone he could not swim. George Julian Robinson, Georgetown Sgt. George Julian “Jules” Robinson

joined General John Bell Hood’s brigade, Company “A” 5th Texas infantry, CSA and fought in many of the great battles in the east including the Peninsula Campaign of 1862, the second battle of Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. He was severely wounded, shot through the face during the Battle of the Wilderness in May 1864. After the war, he lived in Texas for a number of years before returning to Georgetown in 1882. He died in 1887 and was buried at St. George’s Episcopal Chapel near Angola.

Mothers Day contest winner to receive makeover, dinner Made Ya Look! Salon, Wine Out Loud Vino-therapy Spa & Cloud 9 have teamed up and is looking for that one mother in the community that you believe exemplifies beauty, truth and goodness. The deserving mother will receive dinner for two at Cloud 9 and a makeover at Made Ya Look! Salon and Wine Out Loud Vino-Therapy Spa. If you have someone in mind, drop them a letter or email them a few words explaining who and why you feel as though they deserve it along with your contact information. Deadline for nominations is May 3. Mail nominations to Made Ya Look! Salon, Wine Out Loud Vino-Therapy Spa, 20831 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 or email

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Chesapeake Bay and arrived in Richmond, Va. about three days later. He enlisted in the 1st battalion Maryland Cavalry, CSA and fought in major battles including Second Manassas, Brandy Station and Gettysburg. In early 1864, Hearn returned to Delaware to visit his parents when he was captured by Union troops and sentenced to hang as a spy. His sentence was changed by President Lincoln and he was sent to spend the rest of the war in an Albany, N.Y. prison instead.

Confederate Heritage Day Delaware Confederate Heritage Day, Saturday, May 10, at Soldier’s Monument, Marvel Museum, South Bedford Street, Georgetown. A newly discovered Delaware Confederate’s name will be added to the monument. The band ‘Backwoods’ will perform bluegrass and period style music. The event is free. Events get underway at 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Delaware Grays Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 2068, based in Seaford. For details, visit The “Delaware Grays,” is a non-profit, non-political, non-racial, patriotic community organization whose members are descendents of Confederate veterans who served honorably during the “War Between the States.” For more visit

The Delaware Grays restore and maintain gravesites of the area’s Confederate soldiers and have erected a monument memorializing their services at the Nutter Marvel Museum, South Bedford Street in Georgetown.

Samuel Batson Hearn, Delmar According to his memoirs, Samuel Batson Hearn of Delmar left his home on Aug. 19, 1862 to join the Confederate Army. He and 12 companions crossed the

Caleb Ross and David Hessey, Seaford Caleb Ross was the son of former Delaware Governor William Henry Harrison Ross, owner of Seaford’s historic Ross Mansion and the man who brought the railroad to Seaford. Caleb Ross joined the 9th Virginia Cavalry, Company “H” as a private in June 1861. Tragically he died of disease - typhoid fever - in Sept. 1861 and was brought back to Seaford for burial at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Cemetery. Lieutenant David Hessey enlisted in the 13th Virginia Infantry, Company D as a private and was wounded near Richmond, Va. in June 1862 during the Battle of Gaines Mill. Hessey later transferred to the 1st Confederate Engineering Corps Company “I” and was promoted to lieutenant. General Robert E. Lee personally awarded Hessey a pair of binoculars to show his appreciation to Hessey for his quick construction of a pontoon bridge.

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MORNING STAR • APRIL 17 - 23, 2008

Entertainment Saxophobia concert to be held The Seaford Community Concert Association announces its fifth and last concert of the 2007-08 series, Saxophobia with Rob Verdi, on Thursday, April 17. This concert will begin at 8 p.m. at the Seaford High School auditorium. Created by and starring Rob Verdi of the Side Street Strutters, Saxophobia brings to the stage Verdi’s rare collection of some of the most unusual, authentic saxophones ever manufactured. He performs the famous tunes that showcased their unique sounds accompanied by a world-class rhythm trio. Verdi is currently employed with the Entertainment Division of the Walt Disney Company. His professional jazz group, the Side Street Strutters, has presented concerts and student outreach programs throughout the U.S. and Europe since 1983. Saxophobia presents an entertaining, rich and riveting history of the saxophone and the players who gave the sax its many voices. For further information, contact Allan Kittila at 629-6284 or Mary Ann Torkelson at 526-1384.

Annual Pork in the Park planned The Wicomico County Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism announces the fifth annual Pork in the Park Bar-BQue and Beer Festival at Winterplace Park in Salisbury, Md. on April 18-20. The festival is open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 18; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $2 per person, and children under 12 are free. On Friday, Chris English, The Bonedaddies and The Couch Potatoes will perform. Saturday includes Mitchell’s Marshall Arts Demo, Feet of Fire Dance Co., Red Knights Motorcycle Show, Northpointe Tabernacle Youth, On the Edge, Wi-Hi Steppers, Jon Bolin, Acoustic Guitar, Red Knights Motorcycle Awards, KCBS BBQ Awards Ceremony, Crawdaddies and Tom Principato. Sunday features the Squealin’ Wheels Car Show, Mitchell’s Marshall Arts Demo, Jon Bolin, Acoustic Guitar, Crossroads and Julius Curcio. For more information, visit To learn more about other upcoming programs offered by the Wicomico County Recreation, Parks and Tourism Department, sign up for email alerts at

Spring concert to feature ‘Mikado’ Pianist and organist, Paul Fleckenstein, will return as guest for the semi-staged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta, The Mikado, by the Southern Delaware Choral Society in its annual spring concert on Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 11 at 3 p.m. in the theater at Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown. Under the direction of John Ranney, the choral group will perform the music of the entire operetta accompanied by a story

narration which has been written and will be performed by Roo Brown of Lewes. Also featured will be guest tenor Gary Briggle. With music by Arthur Sullivan and the libretto by W.S. Gilbert, The Mikado is set in Japan, an exotic locale far away from England, which allowed Gilbert to satirize British politics and institutions more freely by disguising them as Japanese. The operetta, in two acts, encompasses a wide variety of musical scores for full chorus, solos, duets and trios. The Southern Delaware Choral Society is supported in part by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, the Sussex County Council, the Freeman Foundation and the City of Lewes. Information is available online at Tickets are $15 for the general audience and $10 for students and are being sold at Puzzles in Lewes and Browseabout Books in Rehoboth or call 302-645-2013.

Del Tech hosts woodcarving show Artists from the Delmarva region will display their crafts on May 9 and 10 at the 2nd annual Woodcarvers & Wildlife Art Exhibit at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. This event is co-sponsored by the Adult Plus+ Woodcarvers Club. The work featured will vary in shape and size. At last year’s event there were woodcarvings in the shapes of birds, ducks, Santa Claus, jewelry boxes, boats, and much more. In addition to woodcarving, pictures and paintings of wildlife also will be featured. The show will be held in the Carter Partnership Center from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 9 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. Admission is free on both days. Even though admission is free, woodworking enthusiasts may want to bring money to purchase woodworking tools that will be sold at the event. Exhibitors also will be selling their crafts during the show. Art submitted will be judged and ribbons awarded. For more information or to register, call Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.



Teen pageant is set for April 20 Fifteen ladies will vie for the title of Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen 2008 on Sunday, April 20, at 3 p.m. in the Centre for the Performing Arts at Sussex Central High School, Georgetown. Chelsea Betts, Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen 2007, will have the honor of crowning the winner. The Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen is the sister pageant to the Miss Delaware Scholarship Pageant, and are affiliates of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen and Miss America Organizations. The winner will represent Delaware at the 2009 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant, August 2008 in Orlando, Fla. The contestants, hailing from towns throughout the state, are between the ages of 13 and 17 and will compete in the areas of private interview, talent presentation, evening gown, on-stage question and physical fitness. Tickets are $30, $25 and $20 and may be purchased by contacting Jean Toman at or 302-235-1872. A ticket reservation form, with mailing instructions, is also available at

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Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. for ticket sales; theater doors will open at 2 p.m. 210 W. Market St. PO Box 750 Georgetown, DE 19947 302 302

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MORNING STAR • APRIL 17 - 23, 2008

Fred Douglass Elementary School gets a facelift By Daniel Richardson The generosity of members of the Seaford community as well as the support of local businesses has enabled Fred Douglass Elementary to stretch its Annual Beautification Project budget to much more than expected. The school had allotted $500 for the Beautification Project this year, according to PTO President Jennifer Donati. The money this year will be spent sprucing up the land around the flagpole in front of the school. However, this year the school is having concrete poured around the flagpole and landscaping provided entirely for free, thanks to the generous support of the community. According to State Police Lt. and Lawnscapers owner Marshall Craft, who is donating his landscaping services, the project would have cost the school at least $5,000. "We were lucky enough to have the support of the community," said Donati. The time and labor for laying the concrete was donated by John Whitt, owner of Nanticoke Concrete in Seaford. The concrete itself was donated by Atlantic Concrete. Not only did the school receive support from these local businesses, but also volunteers from the school, as well as Jr. ROTC and Key Club members from the high school will help Craft with the landscaping.

John Whitt, owner of Nanticoke Concrete, donated his crew to lay concrete at Fred Douglass. The concrete is being laid as part the school's annual beatification project. Photo by Daniel Richardson

MAY 23-25, 2008

Presented by the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce and The Seaford Historical Society, Seaford Heritage Weekend is May 23-25, 2008. Held at the historic Governor Ross Mansion grounds in Seaford, this threeday event features dynamic glimpses into Civil War era life, complete with reenacted battles, living camp exhibits, period craft demonstrations and music, children’s games, and lots of food and fun. Morning Star Publications, Inc. is preparing a magazine that will be inserted in the May 15, 2008, edition of the Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers. The magazine has a glossy cover and full process color throughout. Those advertising in the Seaford Heritage Weekend magazine may pick up the same ad in the Annual Nanticoke Riverfest magazine to be published in July for a 20% discount. Call or email Morning Star Publications to reserve space in this magazine.

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MORNING STAR • APRIL 17 - 23, 2008

SEAFORD DISTRICT LIBRARY EVENTS Events • It’s that time of year when the weather is starting to get warm, our thumbs start to turn green, and we get spring fever. With today’s growing concerns on being more eco-friendly, we will learn how to apply those concerns to our own backyard. The Seaford District Library will host an Organic Gardening program on Thursday, April 17 at 4 p.m. This program will be presented by Sharon Carson of Sharon’s Natural Gardens in Delmar. Contact Amber Motta at 629-2524 for more information. • “Mother Goose on the Loose!” Lapsit program for pre-walkers is on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and for walkers on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. This is a 30 minute early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help children get ready to read. Contact Cindi Smith at 629-2524 for more information. • There will be a Library board meeting on Monday, April 22 starting at 5 p.m. • Storytime for ages 3-5 is on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and their families enjoy storytelling, songs, easy crafts and more. Contact Cindi Smith at 629-2524 for more information. Upcoming events • The Christian Writers Group, “Vines and Vessels,” will meet on Saturday, April 26 in the Seaford District Library’s meeting room from 9 a.m. to noon. • The Celiac Support Group will meet in the Seaford District Library’s meeting room on Monday, April 28 starting at 5:30 p.m. • “Victorine Du Pont,” a dramatic program, will be presented by historical impersonator Marie Gormley-Tarleton at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at the Seaford District Library. Victorine Du Pont, the oldest child of the founder of the Du Pont Company, recalls her emigration from France and settlement in Delaware. A native of Delaware, former teacher and Hagley Museum guide, Marie Gormley-Tarleton has had access to Victorine DuPont’s personal letters and journals. The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Seaford District Library, will be preceded by a short business meeting and is open to the public. • Provider Appreciation Day is Satur-


day, May 3 at 10:30 a.m. Read Aloud Delaware has partnered with the Delaware Family Children Alliance to celebrate all childcare providers. This event will be held at the Seaford District Library. There will be a free book giveaway to childcare providers. • The Friends of the Library’s Annual Yard/Book sale will be held on Saturday, May 10 from 7 a.m. to noon at the Seaford District Library, rain or shine. Many items will be up for sale including plants, books, and baked goods. If you have items or plants that you would like to donate, they may be left during library hours starting May 3. Please, no clothing. The proceeds will help fund the educational programs provided by the library. • Do you have health concerns? Confusing lab reports? Questions you should ask your doctor? Visit the Seaford District Library the second Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and meet with Linda Leonard, consumer health librarian for Sussex County. All reference services are free and confidential.

Seaford Mayor’s Right Choice Award deadline approaching

The City of Seaford announces that nominations for the Mayor’s Right Choice Award are now being accepted. This award is given to a high school senior who lives in the Seaford School District and has made the right choices in life, exhibited a positive influence on the Seaford Community and maintained a drug-free lifestyle. This award will be presented May 27. The winner will receive an engraved plaque and $500. Applications can be picked up at City Hall, 414 High St., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., from www.seaford, or from the guidance offices of Seaford High School, Sussex Technical High School and Seaford Christian Academy. The deadline for submitting completed applications is May 2. They may be mailed to Box 1100, Seaford, DE 19973, or faxed to 629-9307 to the attention of Trisha Booth. Questions should also be directed to Ms. Booth at 629-9173.


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Soroptimist hosting Youth Forum Soroptimist International of Seaford will host the annual Youth Forum on Saturday, May 17 at 9 a.m. at Trinity Transport, Inc. in Seaford. High school students from Sussex County will debate the topic “Countdown to 2008,” where students will have the opportunity to discuss the upcoming presidential elections. Deadline for student registration is April 30 and applications may be obtained from school guidance counselors or by calling 302-245-7053. The forum is open to the public. The purpose of the Soroptimist Youth Forum is to provide an opportunity for young people to meet and interact, share experiences and learn about new facets of society. It is a chance to discuss, under guidance, a selected theme related to appropriate ways in which they, as tomorrow’s leaders, may help to build a better

world. Youth Forums also enable Soroptimist and other community leaders to gain insight into the various points of views of our youth. Students will be judged based on their ability to perceive and solve problems, the originality of their ideas and solutions offered, their persuasiveness without taking over the group, their ability to maintain objectivity and limit comments to the assigned topic, their clarity of thought and ability to summarize findings and their congeniality with peers. Soroptimist International of Seaford is an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. For more information, contact Cari Miller at 302-245-7053.



• APRIL 17 - 23, 2008

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Call: Or E-mail: LOST SHIHTZU DOG. 7-8 yrs. old, white w/brown spots, blue eye, botttom jaw protruder, loston 7th St., Laurel. 875-3589 or 443-3591107. 4/17 RING at Laurel Little League field, on April 8. Extreme sentimental value. IUf found, please have a heart & call me at 4486572. Reward! 4/17 CROSS ON HUSBAND'S GRAVE: I'm asking the one that took the big cross off Carl Kennedy's grave in Odd Fellows Cemetery to please return it. It's about as low as you can go to steal from the dead. Please be kind and return. Mary Kennedy, wife. 4/3

2 FREE RETIRED RACE HORSES, must go together. 875-2407. 4/17 SMALL CAST IRON BOILER, free. 875-1158 or 3393341. 3/20

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YARD SALE MOVING SALE: April 1819, 8-2. Extensive Coke memorabilia, boat, camper, housewares & nicknacks. 6805 Hooter Ct., off Phillips Landing, Laurel. 4/17

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AUTOMOTIVE ‘97 MERCURY VILLAGER, 119k mi., PW, PL, AC, AT, roof rack, tinted windows, exc. cond., $3500 OBO. 349-5161. 4/17 '99 FORD E150 CONV VAN, LA Westk, AM/FM/ CD, w/13" TV-VCR combo, all power, 44k Miles, tagged until 10/09, $6595. 8751158 or 339-3341. 4/10 LEER FIBERGLASS TOP for Chev., 6' body, white, $525. Grey console for PU w/bench seat, $10. 1 Pr. Chrome mirrors, fits older Ford PU, $30. 875-1158 or 39-3341. 4/10

MOTORCYCLES/ REC VEHICLES ‘05 KOWASAKI 250 NINJA, less than 300 mi., like new, deep blue w/orange trim, $2000 OBO. 875-2407.

CAMPERS/ TRAILERS FIFTH WHEEL TAILGATE, blk., fits '99+ Ford PU, $100. 8' Drop Hitch Receiver, $15. 875-1158 or 3393341. 4/10 '99 SKYLINE NOMAD 38' travel trailer. 4 bunks in front, sleeps 10, bath w/shower, slide out. Full sz. fridge, gas stove & oven. $10,000. We have no time to use it! 629-7578. 3/13

ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES CHICKEN COLLECTION, roosters & hens, $30. 6296159. 4/3 LENOX BIRD COLLECTION in orig. boxes, some rare birds, $20 ea. 6296159. 4/3 EPIPHONE BB KING Lucille Guitar & case in mint cond. Pd. $768, askign $650 OBO. 337-7872 btwn 3-8 pm. 3/27

'01 CHEV. VAN, Cargo Express, VG cond., many extras, call for details, 3371057 or 604-4894,. 4/3

CHILDREN'S BOOKS: Old Disney & Pop Up Books, $100 for asst. 398-0309.

LEER FIBERGLASS CAP for Dodge or Ford. 2586553. 4/3

OLD LOCAL ADV. GIVEAWAYS, $10 for asst. 3980309. 3/27

'99 MAZDA MIATA MX-5, exc. on gas, AC, 5-spd., conv., keyless entry, leather, PW, many extras, silver, garaged, 71K, $7800 OBO. 629-3590. 3/27

ANTIQUE OAK BR SET, bed, dresser, washstand, refinished, $995. 629-6337. LIONEL TRAIN SET in the box, $140. 410-883-3734. 3/13

SECURITY OFFICERS Applications are now being accepted for Security Officers for temporary positions near Seaford, DE. Minimum Requirements: 21 years of age High School Diploma or GED Team player with: Service Attitude, Mature Personality, Decision-making ability, Able to read, write, and speak English fluently No criminal convictions (other than minor traffic violations) Willingness to obtain license form State Police (we assist) Valid driver’s license with reliable vehicle Starting pay $9.45 Contact (302)993-0802 between 8am and 4pm M-F. for appt.

Busy, AAHA-Accredited Veterinary Hospital seeking afternoon and evening Receptionist. Looking for an individual who is enthusiastic, energetic and has a sincere desire to care for people and their pets. Hours include afternoons, evenings, some Saturdays and Sundays. Come join our team in a full service, fast-paced hospital where high quality medicine is practiced in a caring family atmosphere. Submit a resume in person to:

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CHILD’S SMART CYCLE, orig. $99.99. Asking $50. 542-8824. 4/17

Men’s Heels $9.00-$11.00/pair Ladies’ Heels $5.00-$7.00/pair

STORM WINDOWS, white, triple track, 14 - 28x63; 4 20x63; 2 - 28x59. Good cond. $10 ea. 875-3733. HAYWARD FLOLUX 1 hp PUMP for above ground pool. Also, sand filter. Exc cond., like new, slightly used, 1 yr. old. $250., 6299879. 4/17 3 LG. STEEL WAGON WHEELS, $30. 2 Koken, glass enclosed w/hinged doors, $40. 846-9788. 4/17 35 MINALTA CAMERA w/35-70 zoom lens, exc. cond. w/case, $65. 8751877. 4/17 CRAFTSMAN TOW AERATOR, core type, $4900. 337-7494. 4/17

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SEARS SPIKE AERATOR, 2.5" deep, 36" wide, w/tray for weight. Pull behind lawn tractor, $49. 337-7494. 4/10 POOL LADDER, heavy duty white vinyl, aboveground ladder for deck. Asking $30. 629-2135. 4/10 36" SONY VEGA TV, 6 yrs. old, Cost $1600, best offer. 875-7495. 4/10 ROCKER-RECLINER, oversized, good cond., $150. 5000 BTU Window AC, $35. 875-4008. 4/10

GE STOVE, brand new, white, still in box, $300 OBO. 349-5161. 4/17

SINGING MACHINE, Karaoke, plays CDs & cassettes, $55. 875-1158 or 339-3341. 4/10

HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD, solid pine, full/ queen, $60 OBO. 3495161. 4/17

PEAVEY ESCORT SOUND SYSTEM complete w/ speakers & stands, $295. 875-1158 or 339-3341. 4/10

6 OAK DR CHAIRS, 2 w/ arms, exc. cond., $175. 875-3263. 4/10

MURRAY RIDING LAWN Mower, 14.5 hp, 42" cut, $350. 629-8745. 4/3

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MORNING STAR 42" ROUND OAK PEDESTAL TABLE w/4 chairs, $125. Entertainment Center fit 27" TV, $50. 629-8745. MASSIVE OAK MANTLE w/oak mirror suround, $1900. Never used. 9560086 or 4/3

Nature’s Own Bread will soon be available on the DelMarVa Peninsula, and that means we’re looking for Route Sales Representatives. Flowers Foods, a fortune 1,000 Company with sales of over $2 billion dollars, and we’re growing our market to include the Eastern Shore. If you are looking to join a winning team, this is the place to be. We are poised to take advantage of a strong market with our outstanding products and service. We are seeking motivated people with entrepreneurial skills to distribute our baked goods to retailers and food service locations. We offer paid training and excellent income potential between $37,000 to $42,000 per year to start. These are not seasonal jobs. Applicants for our Route Sales positions must have the following: A clean driving record The ability to push/pull move up to 70 pounds The ability to pass a drug test/physical To be considered for the above listed positions: Fax your resume to (301) 322-4192 or send an e-mail to”

MINK COAT in great cond. Silver w/detachable matching hood, 2" cuffs,measuring 87" at bottom & 35" long. Appraised for $1950 by local furrier, copy avail. Offering for $200. 629-0345 day or eve. 4/3 OAK BR SUITE, 3 Pc., $650. Call for details 6296337. 4/3 JOHN DEERE HEDGE TRIMMER, 258-6553. 4/3

• APRIL 17 - 23, 2008


TOM-TOM1 - 3rd Ed. GPS car system, new in box, $130. 875-1877,. 4/3

MAGNAVOX TV, 27" in cabinet, $175, 875-5470. 3/27

COT, Single bed size, on casters, $20. 629-6159. 4/3

PROJECTION TV, Magnavox, 53", $400 OBO. 875-8134. 3/27

BLACK TOOL BOX for small PU, $20, good cond. Truck mat, good cond., 629-0370. 3/27 HOT TUB, Thermo-Spas 5 person, all chemicals, extra filters, heavy duty cover w/ lift, $4000 neg. 628-9950. 3/27 MURRAY 42" LAWN TRACTOR, new battery, new drive belt, extra blades, extra air & gas filter, container of oil, $600 neg. 628-9950. 3/27

WOMEN'S PLUS SIZE CLOTHING, 1X-3X, name brands, reasonable prices. my weight loss is your gain. 629-9133. 3/27 100 GAL. DIAMOND PLATE fuel tank, low profile diamond plate tool box, Taylor Wing, 629-9133. 3/27 CRAFTSMAN AC GENERATOR 3600 watt, used 4 times for camping, $300 OBO. 337-8962. 3/27

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REFRIG./FREEZER, Gold Star, 4.42 cf, exc. cond., $70 OBO. 875-5667. 3/27 SLEEP SOFA, navy blue, exc. cond., $300. Blue wing-back chair, exc. cond., $120. cell 301-629-6511 (Del.address). 3/20 CUB CADET MODEL 1018 Riding Mower, 18hp, 42" cut, 225 hours, 3 yrs. old. asking $750. 249-4177. 3/20 CRAFTSMAN MITER SAW, 7 1/2", $75. 398-0309. 3/20 EXERCISE BIKE, $75. ErgoMatic Exercise Glider, $75. Tony Little Exercise Glider, $50. 398-0309. 3/20 TALKING POST CARDS, old children's books, old 45 records, $100 or will separate. 398-0309. 3/20

FRIGIDAIRE DISHWASHER, white, under cabinet model, exc. cond., $100. 629-6103. 3/20 SINGING MACHINE KARAOKE, plays CDs & cass., $55. Peavey Escort Sound System, w/speakers & stands, $295. 875-1158 or 339-3341. 3/20 OAK KITCHEN TABLE & chairs, $100. 629-7363. 3/13 LEISURE FITNESS INCUMBENT Exercise Bike, computerized w/options, $1200 new, asking $600 neg. 629-2135. 629-2135. BLUE PLAID SOFA, exc. cond., $250. 337-8739. 3/13 TORPEDO HEATER, 150k BTU, $150. 337-3447. 3/13

• APRIL 17 - 23, 2008

JOHN DEERE HEDGE TRIMMER, $200. 5426316. 3/13


1950's GAS RANGE, kit. stove. 628-9352. 3/13

‘91 PALM AIR, Park Model, A roof, exc. cond., $8000 Firm. 875-4387. 4/17

ANIMALS, ETC. 35 BALES OF GRASS - Alfalfa Hay for goats or cows, $3/bale. 337-3840. 4/10 DOBERMAN, female, AKC, 6 mos. old, black & rust, ear & tail cropped. Had all shots. Vet records avail $650 OBO. Eves. 8463559, day 8900-932-7521 x212. 3/20 TWO HORSES: 21 yr. old Standard bred, exp. riders only. 11 yr. old Red Roan Apo., never ridden. $500 ea. 629-7578. 3/13

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LEGALS NOTICE Estate of Carmella M. Porter, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Carmella M. Porter who departed this life on the 11th day of January, A.D. 2008 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Bruce F. Porter on the 24th day of March, A.D. 2008, 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 11th day of September, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Bruce F. Porter 146 Allen Ave., Laurel, DE 19956 Attorney: Stephen P. Ellis, Esq. Ellis & Szabo, LLP P.O. Box 574 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 4/17/1tc


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6 – APPROVED BUILDING LOTS PUBLIC REAL ESTATE AUCTION OF APPROVED BUILDING LOTS Order of sale: We will offer the 5 lots located on Watson Road @ 1:30 p.m. These lots will be sold individually and then offered together and sold for which ever way results in the higher amount. We will then travel to Poplar St. and offer that lot at 3:30 p.m.

Watson Road, Laurel, DE Auction Date: Saturday, May 10th 2008 • 1:30 p.m. Inspection: Wed. April 30th (4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Sunday, May 4th (2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.) Tues., May 6th (4:00-5:00 p.m.) Bidders are encouraged to inspect the property anytime during daylight hours. Location: Traveling west on Rt. 24 (Sharptown Rd.) towards Sharptown, MD from Laurel, DE turn right onto Mt. Pleasant Road and travel 1.3 miles. Turn left onto Watson Road and property will be on left. (Signs Posted)

Poplar St., Laurel, DE Auction Date: Saturday, May 10th 2008 • 3:30 p.m. Inspection: Thurs., May 1st (4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Bidders are encouraged to inspect the property anytime during daylight hours. Location: Poplar Street, Laurel, DE. Located just past Growmark FS. (Sign Posted)

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VALUABLE REAL ESTATE - The Estate of Al Steele

Estate Vehicles, Live Delaware License Tag #2292, Lionel Train Collection, Antiques, Furniture, Glassware, Collectibles, Framed Art, Lawn and Garden, Tools &Personal Property

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Location: 22155 Atlanta Road, Seaford, Delaware. Traveling on Route 20 (Stein Highway) in Seaford, Delaware, turn north onto Atlanta Road at the Rite Aid traffic light. Continue 2.6 miles to house on the right. OR Traveling on Market Street (Federalsburg Road) in Bridgeville, Delaware, turn south onto Wesley Church Road. Proceed 4.3 miles to stop sign (dead end) and turn left onto Atlanta Road. Proceed 1/10 mile to second house on the left. Signs will be posted. Furniture: Young & Hinkle maple four piece bedroom suite, walnut four piece bedroom suite, blonde dining table w/4 chairs, corner curio cabinet, cherry lamp table w/drawer, oak hall table w/two drawers, walnut tilt top table, walnut executive desk, display cabinet, maple chest of drawers, pine dome top trunk, quilt rack, Lazboy rocker & rocker recliner, livingroom sofas & chairs, walnut arm chairs, rattan arm chair, oak drop leaf coffee table & two end tables, book shelves, tv stands, cabinet sewing machine, foot stools, gilt frame wall mirror, pair of crystal lamps, an assortment of table and floor lamps, 2 & 4 drawer filing cabinets, maple desk, computer desk, 9’ x 12’ Wilton woven wool rug, desk chairs, metal storage cabinet & shelving, 8’ folding table, card tables, Tappan microwave on stand, Panasonic & Zenith color tvs, vcr, Fisher stereo w/6 cd & cassette player, RCA stereo in cabinet, Hoover upright vacuum, oscillating floor fans and other quality furnishings not listed. Glassware & Collectibles: Cut glass, Hummel figurine, milk glass compote, covered candy containers, Ironstone hand painted plates, green depression powder jar & hair receiver, hand painted porcelain teapots, moustache cup, Mikasa vase, footed bowl, etched glass pitcher, hen on nest hand painted by L. Fleming, fairy lamp, rooster & hen figurines, yellow ware bowls, milk glass pitcher, lamp w/hand painted rose. Capodimonte: Pitcher, vase, basket of flowers & candle holders. Italian porcelain figurines, Nippon hand painted horse team w/covered wagon, collectible porcelain figurines, music boxes, lighthouses, brass candle holders, wall sconces, regulator clocks, mantle clocks, ring boxes, advertising thermometer “Gosman’s Ginger Ale”, collection of hand painted porcelain Victorian villages, H.C. Allen early cash register, 7-Up clock, table linens, German wheel barometer, sword w/sheath, machete. Early toys: “McGregor” mechanical figure, “Charley Weaver Bartender” mechanical figure, animated porcelain clowns and others. A large collection of die cast replica trucks: Over 30 Hess trucks, “Preston The 151 Line” tractor trailer, Ertl, Fuller and many others. Framed Art: “A Summer Sunday Afternoon at The Seaford Train Station-circa 1915” print # 100/100 by J.H. Rice, “Delmar Station” print by Don Sparrow, oil painting of horse & water wagon by Paul Detlefren, Andrew Wyeth print of a country farm scene, Fruit still oil painting on board by Charles Fouraker, Lionel train print # 264/750 by Angela Thomas, Lionel train print by R.M. Sherman, Train scene print by Peter Rhoads, New Haven Railroad print, “The American National Game of Baseball” print, framed Delaware Railroads post card collection to include stations in Newark, Greenback, Claymont, Smyrna, Cheswold, Dover, Woodside, Harrington, Seaford & Delmar and other framed art not listed. Lawn and Garden, Tools & Personal Property: Craftsman 6 speed 42” riding mower, Cub Cadet lawn sweeper, push mowers, cordless weedeater, Stihl chain saw, aerator, spinner spreader, wheelbarrows, purple martin house, hose reel, garden tools & more. Servi Star rolling tool chest, large assortment of hand and power tools, Craftsman 10” 4 speed drill press, table saw, portable air compressor, Craftsman 1⁄2 hp bench grinder, Craftsman wet/dry vacs, bench vise, hand carts, fluorescent shop lights, fuel cans. Glassware, books, pictures, kitchen utensils & cookware, Corningware, flatware, small kitchen appliances, lamps, blankets, linens, decorations and much more not listed. 11:00 a.m. (Approx.) - Lionel Train Collection: A large collection of Lionel Trains to include: Set # 787W (763-E engine; 226WX tender; 2956 hopper; 2954 box car; 2955 tank; 2957 caboose), Set # 755W-Hiawatha (250E engine; 250TW tender; 782 coach; 783 coach; 784 observation), Set # 182W (225E engine; 2265W tender; 2602 baggage; 2600 Pullman; 2601 observation), 1937-1938-700E engine w/700TW tender, 1950-773 engine w/2426W tender, # 232 (8976) switcher engine w/2232B tender, 1938-1939 226E engine w/ 2226W tender, 1955 # 2340 Model GG1 five stripe Tuscan restored by Al Steele in 1992, and many more engines and cars not listed. Also, a large selection of Lionel accessories, books, riveting set & tools, parts and collectibles. 1:15 p.m. (Approx.) - Estate Vehicles - One Owner, Garage Kept: 2002 Ford Ranger XLT extended cab four door pickup with automatic, a/c, cd, power windows, locks & mirrors - 28,900 original miles. 1997 Lincoln Town Car Executive Series loaded with full power and leather seating - approx. 25,000 original miles. Live Delaware License Tag: 2292. Inactive Delaware License Tag: 8885 w/metal inserts. Personal Property Terms: Payment in full on the day of sale with cash, approved check, debit card or major credit card. 5% clerking fee on all sales which will be discounted entirely for customers paying with cash, approved check or debit card. Announcements made the day of sale take precedence over any and all other statements and advertisements. No Buyer’s Penalty. REAL ESTATE - 1:00 p.m: Sussex County Tax ID # 5-31 6.00 28.00 This attractive property with mature landscaping is approximately 200’ x 200’ and contains .91 +/- acres of land. The lot is improved with a well kept 1580 +/- square foot ranch home containing three bedrooms each with a large closet with built in shelving, 1.5 baths, kitchen with birch cabinetry, dining area with built in hutch, livingroom, den with an outside entrance, laundry room, full attic, full basement and screened front porch. The home features oak hardwood floors throughout, and is equipped with central air conditioning, heat pump, multi zoned electric base board heating, 40 gallon electric hot water heater, a 200 amp electric service, two private wells and a standard septic system. Amenities include Amana refrigerator over freezer, Frigidaire electric range and Maytag over size capacity washer and dryer. The blacktop driveway leads from Atlanta Road to an attached two car garage with work area, and there is a 12’ x 16’ detached storage building in the spacious back yard. Located in a quiet rural setting, this home is nearby many major destinations and only minutes from major Routes 13 and 404. Real Estate Terms: Purchaser shall pay $25,000.00 down payment day of sale with cash or certified check made payable to Wilson’s Auction Sales, the balance to be paid within 60 days. Purchaser to pay all cost of examination, preparing and transferring the deed. Purchaser shall pay 3/4% and the seller shall pay 3/4% of the Delaware 1 1⁄2% State Realty Transfer Tax. Property also subject to a 1 1⁄2% Sussex County Realty Transfer Tax with 3/4% to be paid by the seller and 3/4% to be paid by the purchaser. Purchaser shall pay any and all other property transfer tax and fees. If the above terms are not complied with, the down payment shall be forfeited. Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, but it is their intent to sell the property. Announcements made the day of sale take precedence over any and all other statements and advertisements. This property is being sold “As Is and Where Is” with no expressed or implied warranty. No Buyer’s Penalty.

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On the Record Marriage Licenses Sussex County Clerk of the Peace George Parish joyfully announces the following couples have obtained marriage licenses: Michael David Stone, Bridgeville to Kelly L. Megee, Bridgeville Zishan M. Alam, Vernon Hills, Ill. To Jennica Tabita Money, Seaford Alan L. Clayville, Jr., Laurel to Heather c. Enright, Laurel


10/30/07, Little Meadows, Inc. to 13 Degrees West, LLC, Lot No. 81, Phase III, Little Meadows, Town of Blades, subdivision, Broad Creek Hundred, $65,000 10/31/07, Country Grove, LLC to Maryland Shore Homes at Country Grove, L.L.C., Lot No. 37, Country Grove, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $69,900 10/31/07, Country Grove, LLC to Maryland Shore Homes at Country Grove, L.L.C., Lot No. 38, Country Grove, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $69,900 10/30/07, Dukes Builders, Inc. to Alan L. and Janet L. Holloway, Lot No. 46, North Towns End II, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $278,100 10/30/07, Charles W. and Betty P. Burlingame to Michael Bates, parcel, Seaford Hundred, $217,500 10/23/07, Paula Hill to Donald E. and G. Alice Sellers, parcel, Broad Creek Hundred, $81,500 10/31/07, Christine Bozeman, James Rose, Estella Newton, Thomas Rose, Ramona Rose to Keith H. Carlisle, Carol R. Carlisle and William J. Carlisle, parcel, Nanticoke Hundred, $416,000 11/01/07, Tina Lynn and Leroy David Allen to Allen’s Hatchery, Inc., Tract Nos. I-III, Seaford Hundred, $1,200,000 11/01/07, Dawn Bialk, personal representative of William F. Bialk Estate to Ruark, Inc., parcel, Seaford Hundred, $117,500 11/02/07, David B. Webb, Jr., Trustee to Vincent L. Perry, Jr. and Jamie L. Bell, parcel, Broad Creek Hundred, $65,000 10/24/07, Maryland Shore Homes at Country Grove, LLC to Stephen T. and Bonnie B. Hornung, Lot No. 8, Country Grove, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $295,000 11/02/07, Lisa Nicoletti to James E. Showen, Lot No. 23, Pine Bay Section of Country Manor, subdivision, Lewes & Rehoboth Hundred, $1,900,000 10/31/07, Russell L. Deardorf to Gary C. and Ashley N. Warfield, parcel, Nanticoke Hundred, $189,900 11/02/07, BBM Ventures, LLC to Breant A. Evans and Aimee Killian, Lot B, Lands of BBM Ventures LLC, subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $66,500 10/29/07, U.S. Home Corporation to Ronald D. and Yvonne Royster, Lot No. 229, Phase II, Heritage Shores, Town of Bridgeville, subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $334,990

Building Permits 03/27/08, Barry K. and Joan E. Neal, Fox Run Farms, Seaford Hundred, Pole Building, $24,768 S and L Contractors, Inc., Hill-N-Dale, Lot No. 25, Broad Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $84,524 S and L Contractors, Inc., Hill-N-Dale, Lot No. 38, Broad Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $84,524 Terry E. Chelton, E/Rt. No. 600, 2400’, S/Rt. No. 599, Nanticoke Hundred, Pole Building, $14,000 Delmar Commons LLC, E/Rt. No. 13, N/Rt. No. 54, Little Creek Hundred, Tenant Fit Out, $19,000 Harry JJ Wass, NW/Rt. No. 579, 1560’, SW/Rt. No. 527, Nanticoke Hundred, Family Room, $21,504 Brookfield Heritage Shores LLC, Heritage Shores, Lot No. 140, Northwest Fork Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $131,815 John Powell, E/Rd. No. 540, Seaford Hundred, Interior Remodel, $26,000


MORNING STAR â&#x20AC;˘ APRIL 17 - 23, 2008 CREDIT UNION DONATION - At the Greater Seaford Economic Committee Meeting, a check for $500 was donated to CHEER on behalf of Sussex County Federal Credit Union, a not-forprofit financial institution serving anyone who lives, works, worships, goes to school or volunteers in Sussex County and the City of Milford. The check was presented to Becky Madden of CHEER from Paula Campbell and Joann Kirwan of Sussex County Federal Credit Union. Sussex County Federal Credit Union representatives said it is very important for them to be involved and to contribute to organizations, such as CHEER, whose vision and mission is to keep the mature population healthy, active and involved in the community from the place they most want to beâ&#x20AC;Śin their homes.

SUDOKU Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

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Laurel softball team earns 3-2 road win over Polytech By Mike McClure The Laurel varsity softball team moved to 2-2 in the Henlopen Conference and 3-3 overall with a 3-2 win over Polytech last Friday in Woodside. Laurel’s Jenna Cahall hit a two-out double and Stephanie Wheatley walked, but the Bulldogs left both runners on base in the top of the first inning. Polytech loaded the bases on two hits and an error, but Wheatley and the Bulldogs got the final two outs of the inning.

Laurel’s Chris Cutsail (23) is greeted by his teammates after hitting a three-run home run as part of a six run seventh inning to complete the Bulldogs’ comeback in a 13-7 road win over Polytech last week. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel center fielder Alexis Oliphant fires the ball into the infield after making a catch during Friday’s 3-2 win over Polytech. Oliphant also had two hits and drove in a run for the Bulldogs. Photo by Mike McClure

Never quit Bulldogs pull out 13-7 comeback win over Polytech By Pat Murphy The Laurel Bulldogs started off the week with a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to Cape Henlopen followed by a rain out against Nandua before picking up with a 13-7 come from behind win over Polytech on Friday, April 11 in Woodside. Friday’s late inning heroics should be enough to lift the team to new heights as it put the Bulldogs on an emotional high. In the earlier game at Cape, the Bulldogs out hit the Vikings nine to three but five walks hurt their effort in a well pitched game by Laurel freshman left hander Brandon Fischer and reliever Lance Kelley. Lost in the effort were solo home runs by Matt Parker and Zach Bonniwell. In the seventh, the Bulldogs scored and had the bases loaded with two outs. This time Bonniwell struck out on a 3-2 pitch after working it full from a 1-2 count. “It was a great at-bat, it just didn’t turn out our way,” said Laurel coach Jerry Mears. “He (Fischer) really fought today. He is going to be a good one.” Friday’s game against Polytech turned out much better, although it did not appear it was going to for the first five innings. The Bulldogs managed only one hit through the first five innings, a second inning double high off the fence by Josh Kosiorowski that scored Billy Yossick who had walked. It tied the score at 1-1 and it remained that way through the third inning as David Bartee and Poly pitcher Joe McCain mowed them down with the help of their defense. Laurel first sacker Jamie Ruhl made an outstanding catch, reaching far over the fence in foul territory to snare a first inning pop up and prevent further damage. The Bulldogs recorded double plays in both the second and third innings, but in

Laurel’s Jenna Cahall, shown batting during last Friday’s win at Polytech, had a double and two walks in the game. Photo by Mike McClure

In the top of the third, Cahall drew a two out walk, Wheatley walked, and Alexis Oliphant singled in Cahall and went to second on the throw home. Brittney Brittingham singled in Wheatley and Oliphant and moved to second on the throw for a 3-0 Laurel lead. Polytech put the leadoff runner on base in the sixth inning on a Laurel error and Chelsea Morris hit an RBI triple. Morris scored on a one out single to make it 3-2. The Panthers threatened again in the final inning as Emily Jump hit a two-out triple before a fly out ended the game. Continued on page 44

Laurel third baseman David Bartee throws to first for the final out of last Friday’s game at Polytech. Bartee made a number of big plays in the field and at the plate in the Bulldogs’ win. Photo by Mike McClure

the fourth Polytech scored five runs on two hits, an error, and four walks. Bartee surrendered a double, a walk, and a batter reached on an error before Brandon Hearne was called in with the bases loaded and no outs. He surrendered three walks before he was relieved by eventual winner Lance Kelley. After surrendering a single, Kelley restored order although by now five runs had scored giving Polytech Continued on page 44

EYE ON THE BALL- Delmar catcher Gabby Andrade stands at the plate during her team’s home game against Sussex Tech last Tuesday. Andrade delivered the game-winning hit over Indian River last Thursday. Photo by Mike McClure

MAKING CONTACT- Delmar’s Drew Merrill connects with a pitch for a solo home run during his team’s 8-5 home win over Sussex Tech last Tuesday. See story on page 42. Photo by Mike McClure


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Wildcats slam Ravens, 8-5, thanks to a bases clearing home run By Mike McClure The Delmar varsity baseball team took advantage of three home runs including a tie-breaking grand slam by Mark Timmons to defeat Sussex Tech, 8-5, last Tuesday in Delmar. The Ravens led, 4-1, before home runs by the Wildcats’ Drew Merrill and Chad Porter knotted the score. Timmons gave Delmar an 8-4 advantage with his homer in the bottom of the fifth inning. Delmar’s Matt Campbell struck out the side in the top of the first inning. The senior led off the bottom of the inning with a double and scored on Timmons’ two-out single. In the top of the second inning, Sussex Tech’s Chad Sturgeon doubled, Eric Sharff drew a walk, and Cody Shields put down a bunt single to load the bases. Campbell struck out George Godwin before walking Sam Grahovac to force in a run. Kyle Timmons doubled in a pair before Grahovac was thrown out at the plate on the play. Timmons scored the Ravens’ fourth and final run following a single by Seth Hastings and a Delmar error. The Wildcats moved closer with a run in the bottom of the inning on Merrill’s solo shot with two away. In the bottom of the fourth, Joe Pete hit a leadoff single and Porter homered to tie things up.

Sussex Tech’s Kyle Timmons stands at the plate during his team’s game in Delmar last Tuesday. Timmons doubled in a pair of runs in the Ravens’ 8-5 road loss to the Wildcats. Photo by Mike McClure

Sussex Tech starter Steve Sharff hit a one out single in the top of the fifth before Sturgeon and Shields drew walks to load the bases. Campbell got out of the inning with his 10th strikeout of the day. Campbell walked, David Webster Continued on page 46

WILDCATS AND RAVENS- Delmar’s Justin Thomas, top left, looks to get past Sussex Tech’s Tyler Justice during last week’s thrilling contest. The Ravens won the game, 11-10, in two overtime periods. Above, Delmar’s Tyler Cornish, left, and Sussex Tech’s Joseph Wallace prepare to battle for the ball in a face-off during last week’s game. Photo by Mike McClure

Messick is medalist in Sussex Tech golf win over Laurel Sussex Tech’s Kyle Messick was the medalist in last Thursday’s home match against Laurel with a 37. The Ravens’ Andrew Sellers and Michael Cunningham and Andrew Sellers each shot a 38 and Clayton Bunting added a 39 in the 152-192 win. Sussex Tech’s score of 152 was the team’s best of the season. Gaven Parker led the way for the Bulldogs with a 43 and Quinten Langley added a 49.

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Laurel Stars of the Week

Female Athlete of the Week- Twila McCrea- Laurel Laurel’s Twila McCrea placed first in the 200 meter run and 400 meter run during last week’s meet against Polytech and St. Thomas More. McCrea also came in sixth in the 400 at the Burgess Invitational last Saturday.

Male Athlete of the WeekMark Timmons- Delmar Delmar’s Mark Timmons knocked in the winning runs with a grand slam in the Wildcats’ win over Sussex Tech last Tuesday. Timmons had two hits and five RBIs in the game. He also pitched five shutout innings with 11 strikeouts and a home run against Nandua.


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Star minor league journal By Shawn Phillips This week we started a series with the Hickory Crawdads, the affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Monday was our home opener and it was 45 degrees and very cold. We had 5,900 fans that showed up in the cold, but they went home miserable because we lost 7-2. On Tuesday I saw some game action. I came in the sixth inning and we were winning 4-0. I threw two scoreless innings and gave up one hit and struck out two. My dad was in the stands for this outing. It’s always nice when he watches a game cause he always has his video camera and when I do good I usually like to watch it when I get home but if I do bad I definitely don’t want to see that. My dad is my biggest fan. I can remember when playing at Delaware State he would drive everywhere I would pitch, long drives like Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina. I also remember when I was coming back from my Tommy John surgery he promised me that he would be there at the first game I would pitch coming back. That first game was in Traverse City, Mich., and he flew to come watch me pitch. Whenever I pitch and he is at home he is glued to the computer listening and when I get done pitching I talk to him that night. He rememberd pitches that I don’t and asks me “why did you throw this batter this pitch or that was a good pitch to that No. 5 hole hitter.” The good thing about it he definitely knows when

to leave me alone about pitching. So I just want to thank him for everything that he has done. On Wednesday we won in dramatic fashion. We had runners on first and third with one out and we were down 4-2 in the eighth inning and our center fielder hit a three-run homer and we held on in the ninth inning to win 5-4. On Thursday it was our biggest crowd of the season so far (we had 7,500 fans in the stands). That was because on Thursday at any stadium they call it thirsty Thursday and that’s when beer is only a dollar so that usually draws a big crowd. We ending up losing 4-1 so we split the four game series with Hickory, which was wasn’t bad because you always try and split or win four games series because if you do that throughout the season you’re going to be successful. On Friday we opened a four game series with the Ashville Tourists. They’re the Colorado Rockies’ affiliate. We had 7,700 fans at the game and I threw two innings gave up no hits, had one strikeout and no runs. We ended up winning, 6-2. On Saturday we probably played our worst game offensively and pitching wise of the season. Our pitchers gave up four home runs and our hitters left 14 runners in scoring position, and we lost 7-2. On Sunday we played as good as we did bad the other night. We scored 11 runs in four innings and ended up winning 12-2. So through 10 games this season I have thrown seven innings, gave up two hits, and struck out six batters and our team record is 7-3.

Male Athlete of the WeekMale Athlete of the Week- Chris Cutsail- Laurel High David Albert- Laurel High Laurel’s Chris “Critter” Cutsail had two hits including a home run and drove Laurel’s David Albert placed first in in five runs in the Bulldogs’ comeback the long jump and the triple jump during win over Polytech last Friday. Cutsail’s his team’s wins last Tuesday. Albert also finished third in the long jump and fourth hits and RBIs, like most of Laurel’s offense, came in the final two innings of the in the triple jump at the Burgess Invitaroad win. tional. Honorable mention- Matt Campbell- Delmar; Joe Pete- Delmar; Chad PorterDelmar; David Webster- Delmar; Chris Moore- Laurel; Gaven Parker- Laurel; David Bartee- Laurel; Matt Parker- Laurel; Zach Bonniwell- Laurel; Lance Kelley- Laurel; Taylor Ballard- Delmar; Zac Exume- Laurel; Cory Penix- Laurel; Caleb Wilson- Laurel; Tyrell Whitney- Laurel; Cody Shields- Sussex Tech; Kyle Messick- Sussex Tech; Andrew Sellers- Sussex Tech; Ben Bateman- Sussex Tech; David Ricksecker- Sussex Tech; Corie Elliott- Delmar; Brittani Scott- Delmar; Maribeth Beach- Delmar; Katie McMahon- Delmar; Alexis Oliphant- Laurel; Mariah Dickerson- Laurel; Brittney Brittingham- Laurel; Jenna Cahall- Laurel; Sierra Butler- Laurel; Gabby Andrade- Delmar; Regina Fiacco- Sussex Tech; Brooke Tull- Sussex Tech; Jenna Allen- ST


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Laurel track teams win three of four in Tuesday meet

Laurel’s Mariah Dickerson makes contact for one of her two hits in the Bulldogs’ 32 road win over Polytech last week. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel softball continued Alexis Oliphant two hits and an RBI, Mariah Dickerson batted 2-for-3; Cahall went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks, and Brittingham added one hit and

two RBIs for the Bulldogs. Taylor Oliphant also had one hit and Wheatley allowed two runs on seven hits and struck out five in seven innings for the win.

Laurel baseball continued a 6-1 lead. McCain set the Bulldogs down again in the fifth and Polytech scored another run in the bottom of the inning to make it a 7-1 insurmountable lead or so it seemed. In the top of the sixth, the Bulldog bats came alive as Parker and Bonniwell walked followed by an RBI single by Bartee to score Parker. Yossick then drew his second of three walks followed by a fielder’s choice run batted in for Ruhl. Kosiorowski walked to load the bases, Kelley singled in Bartee and Ruhl, and Chris Cutsail singled in a pair to tie it up. Kelley was on a roll as he shut down the shaken Polytech team in the sixth and seventh and the Bulldogs scored six more runs. This huge rally was highlighted by

Bonniwell’s double, a two-run single by Bartee, and a huge three-run homer by Cutsail after a walk and a fielder’s choice put the Bulldogs in the comfort zone for a 13-7 win.The win was the second in relief for Kelley against no losses. Mears was very excited for his team. “This is the biggest comeback I can remember, this late in the game anyway. We have done this twice now. We believe we can do it,” said Mears. Mears was equally impressed with defensive plays from Kyle Brown, Bartee, and Ruhl. “Ruhl is a great first baseman,” Mears added. Fischer went 2-for-3 with two doubles and earned his first varsity win on the mound, allowing one hit in four innings, in Monday’s 10-0 win over Holly Grove. Bonniwell and Bartee each had two hits and two RBIs.

The Laurel boys’ track and field team defeated Polytech, 77-64, and St. Thomas More, 109-17, last Tuesday. Against Polytech, Laurel had wins from Caleb Wilson in both the 110 and 300 hurdles along with a very good leg of the 4X400 relay. Wins also came from Zac Exume (400 meter dash), Cory Penix (800 meter run), Tyrell Whitney (shot put and discus), and David Albert (high jump and long jump). The Bulldog boys also won the 4X100 relay with the team of Lee Butler, Jean Ilera, Silvano Rondon, and Jules Cannon. Second place points came from Ilera (100 meter dash), L.J. Watts (1,600 and 3,200 meter run), Jerry Henry (shot put and discus), and Albert (high jump). In the 3,200, Watts made a 20 second improvement. Finishing third for Laurel were: Exume (100), Rondon (300 hurdles), Jose Sanchez (800), Cannon (200), Dukinson Appollon (shot put), and Christian Auer (triple jump). Against St. Thomas More, the Bulldogs had wins from the 4X800 relay team (Watts, Mat Travis, Sanchez, Penix). Wilson won both hurdles, Watts won the 1,600 and 3,200, Whitney placed first in the shot put and discus, Ilera won the 100, Exume finished first in the 400, and Cannon won the 200. The 4X100 relay team, the 4X200 relay team (Butler, Ilera, Rondon, Cannon), and the 4X400 relay team (Wilson, Butler, Exume, and Albert) also came in first. Albert, who placed first in the high jump, long jump, and triple jump, was the leading scorer with 16 1/4 points. Despite losing to Polytech, 89.5-40.5, the Bulldog girls had good wins from freshman Sierra Butler (100 hurdles and 300 hurdles) and junior Twila McCrea (200 and 400). The 4X200 and 4X400 relay teams (freshmen Kayla Miller, Alexis Hunt, and Butler and McCrea) also won. A second place finish came from newcomer Sherloune Charelon (800). Lauren Hitch (1600) and Ashley Zarello (shot put) placed third. The girls beat St. Thomas More, 64-18, with wins from Butler (both hurdle events), McCrea (200 and 400), Hitch (1,600), and Charelon (800). The 4X800 relay team (Hitch, Charelon, Da Young Kang, and Miller) improved by over 68 seconds. Second placed finishes came from Miller (400), Kang (800), Hunt (200), Zarello (shot put), and Courtney Jackson (discus). Placing third were: Lindsay Dolby (1600), Hunt (400), Hitch (800), and Jackson (shot put). B A S E HITLaurel’s T a y l o r Oliphant picks up a hit during her team’s 3-2 win over Polytech last week. Photo by Mike McClure

BULLDOGS’ BASEBALLShown clockwise from top are: Laurel’s Billy Yossick sliding safely into third base during last Friday’s 13-7 win at Polytech; Laurel catcher Zach Bonniwell, who had a home run in Tuesday’s game against Cape and doubled on Friday at Polytech, stands at the plate; Laurel’s Josh Kosiorowski, who doubled in the Bulldogs’ first run on Friday, awaits a pitch. Photo by Mike McClure

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Delmar Sports Scene By Tommy Young

Delmar’s Melanie Twilley makes contact with a pitch for a single during a home contest last week. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar varsity softball team defeats Indian River, 6-5 The Delmar varsity softball team earned a 6-5 win over Henlopen South foe Indian River last Thursday as Wildcat catcher Gabby Andrade hit a game-winning single with two away in the bottom of the seventh inning. Delmar, which scored six runs on eight hits, tallied four runs in the second and one in the fourth before scoring the final run in the seventh in the home win.

Delmar girls’ soccer team nets a pair of conference wins The Delmar varsity girls’ soccer team moved to 3-1 in the Henlopen Conference and 4-1 overall with wins over Polytech and Smyrna last week. Corie Elliott and Brittani Scott each netted a first half goal as the score was tied at 3-3 at half-time of last Tuesday’s home game against Polyech. Maribeth Beach scored off a feed from Scott for the game-winning goal with over nine minutes left in the game. Delmar held a 20-12 advantage in shots while the Panthers had a 5-4 edge in corners. Delmar goalie Katie Elliott recorded eight saves in the 3-2 win. On Thursday, Corie Elliott netted a pair of first half goals and Katie McMahon picked up a pair of assists for a 2-0 half-time lead over Smyrna. McMahon netted a goal, Taylor Elliott scored off a feed from Haley Keenan, Keenan found Scott for a goal, and Corie Elliott capped the scoring with a goal off a feed from Scott for the 6-0 road win.

Delmar senior defender Megan Wilkinson goes to the ball during her team’s 32 win over Polytech last Tuesday. Photo by Mike McClure

Continuing the legacy...

This Saturday the Delmar Little League season will begin with their usual parade followed by a couple of games at the MasonDixon Complex, but this year it will be special because it will be their golden anniversary. Yes, it was 50 years ago that a group of local businessmen and sports-minded citizens decided that Delmar should become a member of the national Little League organization, thus giving our young athletes a chance to learn how to play and enjoy our national pastime. This group, headed by Eppie Culver, contacted the national Little League front office and, after filling out all kinds of forms, was awarded a franchise that would put us in the Maryland district along with Salisbury and other Maryland towns. Then there were the problems of electing officers to run the league, building a field, getting sponsors for the teams in order to meet some of the expenses that it would cost us to field the teams in this venture. The Delmar Fire Company started the ball rolling by offering the use of several building lots they owned at the end of East Elizabeth Street, and, then with volunteer labor and donated materials, a ball park and concession stand were built. Next four organizations, the Moose, Lions Club, Delmar Fire Company, and the VFW, became sponsors of the four teams of the 912 year old boys who signed up to play that first year. The managers and coaches of these teams were either members of the organizations or were men asked by the team’s sponsor to handle these duties. The final problem was that it had taken so long to get everything ready for play that it was the middle of the summer, and the Little League season was half over. They would not be able to play enough games to qualify for district competition, but they felt they should play some sort of schedule in order to be ready for next year. So, they threw together a schedule with these four teams playing each other a couple of times a week. This gave them a feel for what Little League baseball was all about, including the rules of the game which were a little different from any baseball they had played

before. Incidentally, they named that field Pote Field after Monroe Pote who not only coached the Delmar town teams back in the early part of the 20th century, but also was the first baseball coach at Delmar, Md. High School from 1922-1929 when Jim Mills became soccer and baseball coach until the consolidation of the two Delmar High schools in 1949. The Little League continued to play at Pote Field for the next three or four years while the Mason-Dixon Complex was being built. Then they moved over there. All of that land was donated by Mr. William Gordy Sr., and as you know, it has fields for soccer, basketball, girls’ softball, and Little League that take care of all the Little League activity from T-ball to Big League. The Little League activities alone take care of the needs of 300400 youngsters each year. As far as the parade is concerned, it will start at the high school at 9 a.m. ASSISTS AND ERRORS- Here are the highlights of last week’s Wildcats’ contents. The girls’ soccer team picked up a couple more wins by defeating Polytech 3-2 and Smyrna 6-0. As far as our newest sport, lacrosse, is concerned, they seem to be coming along quite well even thought they lost an 11-10 decision to Sussex Tech, a team that has been playing the sport several years, and it took Sussex Tech two overtimes to get the win. Meanwhile, Gabby Andrade, one of the few veterans on the girls’ softball team, came through big time a she hit a game winning home run in Delmar’s 6-5 victory over Indian River. In baseball, our pitcher had trouble finding the strike zone on Thursday as he walked in two runs in Indian River’s 4-1 win over Delmar. Then, the Wildcats, who had scored 17 runs in their last two games, had trouble solving the slants of the Indian River left hander and only managed to come up with two hits. This week they play three games, so let’s hope they regain their batting eye and home plate.

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Raven Roundup: Sussex Tech soccer blanks Lake Forest By Mike McClure

Delmar catcher Doug Causey prepares to tag Sam Grahovac out at the plate during last Tuesday’s game in Delmar. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar-Tech baseball continued singled, and Dylan Shupe laid down a bunt single to load the bases in the bottom of the fifth. Timmons drove them all in with a home run over the right field fence to make it 8-4. Webster came on for Campbell in the top of the sixth and issued one out walks to Timmons and Hastings. Zack Adkins reached on a fielder’s choice to put runners on the corners before Steve Sharff flied out to left fielder Joe Pete. In the seventh, James Smith hit a leadoff single, Eric Sharff reached on a fielder’s choice, and Shields singled to load the bases. Godwin delivered a sacrifice

fly to plate courtesy runner Justin Allen, but Timmons grounded to Campbell who tagged second for the final out of the game. Campbell went 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs and also struck out 10 and allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits and five walks. Timmons went 2-for-3 with a home run and five RBIs; Webster collected a pair of hits and scored a run; and Porter and Merrill each homered for the Wildcats. Steve Sharff, Sturgeon, and Timmons each doubled and Shields went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run for the Ravens.

Ravens’ boys’ lacrosse team edges Delmar, 11-10, in double overtime By Mike McClure The Delmar and Sussex Tech varsity boys’ lacrosse teams met last Wednesday in Georgetown in a battle of youth vs. inexperience. The Wildcats, in their first year as a program, have a number of veteran players who brought their athleticism and big game experience over from the football team, but only a few players who had

played lacrosse prior to this season. The Ravens’ lacrosse program has been to the state tournament, but this year’s team has a lot of young players with great potential for the future. On Wednesday, Delmar held a 4-3 lead in the third quarter before Sussex Tech’s Quinn Stewart scored off a pass from Jacob Bernier with 35 seconds left. The score remained tied at 4-4 going into the final quarter.

The Sussex Tech girls’ soccer team blanked Lake Forest, 8-0, last Thursday. Anna Koelbl netted three goals and dished out two assists, Leanne Rowe contributed two goals and three assists; and Regina Fiacco had one goal and two assists for the Ravens. Ally Mohun and Cassy Galon added one goal each and Lisa Sekscinksi recorded five saves in the win. Fluharty nets four goals in loss to CR- Sussex Tech’s Maxine Fluharty had four goals in the girls’ lacrosse team’s 16-6 loss to Caesar Rodney last Wednesday. Lindsay Danz added a pair of goals while Briana Jiachawd had nine saves. Boys’ track team falls to Caesar Rodney- The Sussex Tech boys’ track team lost to Caesar Rodney, 82-64, last Tuesday. David Ricksecker placed first in the 1,600 meter run and the 3,200 meter run, Andrew Townsend won the 400 meter run; and the Ravens’ 3,200 meter, 400 meter, and 1,600 meter relay teams also came in first. No results were submitted for the girls’ team. Tech baseball team bounces back with win- The Sussex Tech baseball team came back from last Tuesday’s loss to Delmar with an 11-1 win over Woodbridge on Thursday. The Ravens scored five in the second inning, five in the fourth, and one in the sixth. Seth Hastings collected three hits including a double and Eric Sharff gave up one run on three hits for the win. Micah Idler doubled for Woodbridge. Lady Ravens earn a pair of wins- The Sussex Tech softball team topped Delmar, 16-0, last Tuesday before picking up a 4-1 victory over Woodbridge on Thursday. Brooke Tull and Jesse Wallace combined to allow three hits in the shutout win on Tuesday. Melony Thompson had two doubles, three runs, three RBIs; Jenna Allen picked up three hits including a double and drove in four runs; Kelsey Doherty added two hits and scored three runs; Logan Pavlik doubled and crossed the plate three times; and Wallace doubled. Sussex Tech catcher Rhonda On Thursday, Tull had two of the Ravens’ eight Warrington follows through hits including a double and drove in a pair of runs. on swing during last TuesLauren Smith collected a pair of hits, Pavlik doubled day’s game in Delmar. Photo by Mike McClure and scored a run, and Allen and Wallace each had RBI singles. Tull gave up a solo home run to Woodbridge’s Grace Reardon for one of the Raiders’ three hits in Sussex Tech’s 4-1 win. Boys’ lacrosse team notches win over Newark- The Ravens’ boys’ lacrosse team earned an 11-8 non-conference win over Newark last Saturday. Down 5-4 at the half, Sussex Tech held a 7-2 advantage in shots in the third quarter for the win. Jacob Bernier led the way with four goals and two assists, Ben Bateman tallied three goals and dished out two assists, David Fluharty added a pair of goals, and Quinn Stewart had one goal and three assists. Orlando Theiss also contributed one goal and two assists and senior goalie Nick Robinson made nine saves. Newark held an 18-16 edge in shots. The Ravens scored the first five goals of the fourth to take a 9-4 lead. Ben Bateman scored off a feed from Zachary Rickards, Stewart took a pass from Bernier and netted a goal, and David Fluharty scored a pair of goals off assists from Stewart. Delmar’s Taylor Ballard scored with 5:16 left in the game, but Bateman answered with a goal off Rickards’ assist to make it 10-5 with 4:08 remaining. The Wildcats fought right back as David Smith scored off a pass from Ballard

(2:35), Ballard took a pass from Kerry King and tallied another goal (1:18), and Justin Thomas came right back with a goal off an assist from Ballard to cut the Ravens’ lead to 10-8 with 1:04 left. Ballard had a one-on-one with Raven goalie Nick Robinson and was able to shoot it past the fellow senior to make it 10-9 with 43 seconds to go. Ballard completed the comeback with a game-tying goal with 29 seconds left, sending the game into sudden death overtime. Continued on page 47

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Senior Women’s Softball League to start in Georgetown Shown (l to r) are the Delaware First Staters 65s who won gold medals in the Eastern Shore Senior Games volleyball tournament: back: Mimi Peters, Doris Brown, Mandy Bouvier; front: Georgia Billger, Marion Lisehora, Judy Stevenson, Dolores Blakey, Harriet Mair.

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MORNING STAR • APRIL 17 - 23, 2008 Boys’ lacrosse continued Sussex Tech freshman Orlando Theiss, a Delmar resident, ended the game as he had a one-on-one against goalie Sean Scovell and netted the winning goal with 2:15 left in the second overtime for the 11-10 win. For Sussex Tech, Bateman had four goals and an assist, Stewart tallied two goals and four assists, Fluharty had two goals and an assist, Theiss scored a pair of goals, and Rickards added a goal and two assists. Robinson also made eight saves for the Ravens, who held a 24-18 advantage in shots. For Delmar, Ballard led the way with four goals and one assist, Cornish and Thomas each had two goals, and Scovell had 13 saves. Fluharty had four goals in Sussex Tech’s 15-4 win over Caravel on Monday.

Delmar’s Kerry King passes the ball to teammate Taylor Ballard (22) during last week’s game at Sussex Tech. Ballard had four goals in the 11-10 double overtime loss. Photo by Mike McClure

Local teams compete in Burgess Invitational at Lake Woodbridge goalie Jenn Tribbett kicks the ball during Tuesday’s home game against Smyrna. Tribbett had 17 saves in the 4-0 loss. See next week’s Seaford Star for more Woodbridge soccer photos. Photo by Mike McClure

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Softball- Sussex Tech 6, Indian River 4- Kelsey Doherty collected three hits including a double and drove in three runs, Rhonda Warrington had two hits including a double and two RBIs, and Brooke Tull struck out 13 and allowed four runs on seven hits. Seaford 4, Woodbridge 1- Haley Quillen hit a pair of doubles, Amanda Swift and Courtney Torbert each had two hits, and Kelsey Riggleman struck out six and doubled in the win. Grace Reardon tripled for the Raiders. Delmar 2, Dover 1- Lauren Massey had two hits and Carlee Budd earned the win for the Wildcats. Smyrna 6, Laurel 3- Brittney Brittingham hit a three-run homer and Jenna Cahall doubled for the Bulldogs. Baseball- Delmar 6, Dover 0- Delmar senior Matt Campbell tossed a no-hitter, striking out 13 in the shutout win. Drew Merrill went 3-for-3 with a double, Campbell had two hits including a triple, and Joe Pete added a pair of hits. Delmar (2-2, 5-3) scored four runs in the fifth starting with Campbell’s triple. Laurel 15, Smyrna 7- Zach Bonniwell had three hits including a home run and drove in four runs, Kyle Brown added two triples, Chris Cutsail collected a pair of hits, and Brandon Hearne doubled and earned the win on the mound. Indian River 11, Sussex Tech 1- Chad Sturgeon doubled in the Ravens’ loss. Seaford 15, Woodbridge 5- Derrik Gibson had two triples and three RBIs and Tyler Joseph and Spencer Coulbourne each had two hits including a double for Seaford. Dustin Richards, Tyler Patterson, and Brock Callaway doubled for Woodbridge. Girls’ soccer- Delmar 3, Sussex Central 0- Chloe Hurley, Brittani Scott, and Corie Elliott each netted a goal and Elliott and Katie McMahon dished out one assist each as the Wildcats tallied three second half goals. Smyrna 4, Woodbridge 0- Jenn Tribbett made 17 saves in goal for the Raiders. Golf- Sussex Tech 148, Milford 177- Sussex Tech’s Clayton Bunting was the medalist with a 34, Andrew Sellers added a 37, and Kyle Messick had a 38 for Sussex Tech (6-0), Seaford 186, Sussex Central 191- Cory Ewing was the medalist with a 44 and Matt Lank chipped in with a 45 for Seaford. Girls’ lacrosse- Sussex Tech 18, Red Lion Christian 9- Maxine Fluharty and Natalie Justice each netted six goals and Caitlin Stone made 13 saves for Tech. Girls’ tennis- Dover 3, Seaford 2- Jeanmarie Ferber and Emily Nielson won in first doubles (6-4, 6-2) and Kim Graves and Sara Manzana earned the win in second doubles (6-0, 6-2).

The Western Sussex boys’ and girls’ track and field teams competed in the Keith Burgess Invitational last Saturday at Lake Forest. The following are the local results: Boys- 5. Sussex Tech, 63; 10. Seaford, 28; 14. Laurel, 11; 15. Woodbridge, 4 100 meter run- 2. Darius Sivels, Sussex Tech, 11.55; 400 meter run- 3. Gernie Purnell, Seaford, 52.20, 5. Andrew Townsend, Sussex Tech, 52.78; 1,600 meter run- 2. David Ricksecker, Sussex Tech, 4:35.02; 3,200 meter run- 8. Brian Singh, Sussex Tech, 10:53.32; high jump-1. Sivels, Sussex Tech, 6’ 2”; pole vault- 6. Wyatt Spellman, Sussex Tech, 10’; long jump- 3. David Albert, Laurel, 21’ 1 1/4”, 4. Keyshawn Purnell, Seaford, 20’ 4 1/2”, 6. Desmond Sivels, Sussex Tech, 20’ 4”; triple jump- 2. Purnell, Seaford, 43’ 3 1/2”, 4. Albert, Laurel, 41’ 7”; shotput- 5. R.C. Jefferson, Woodbridge, 41’ 8”, 7. Bradley Snyder, Sussex Tech, 39’ 5”; discus- 4. Eliezer Dorelus, Seaford, 121’ 2”, 3. Snyder, Sussex Tech, 129’ 2”; 110 hurdles- 6. Dorelus, Seaford, 16.11, 8. Daniel Dorvilier, Seaford, 18.51 Girls- 10. Sussex Tech, 27; 13. Laurel, 8- 400 meter run- 6. Twila McCrea, Laurel, 1:06.05; 1,600 meter run- 4. Emily Ritter, Sussex Tech, 5:33.61; shotput- 2. Paige Morris, Sussex Tech, 36’ 1/2”; discus- 1. Morris, Sussex Tech, 112’ 2 1/2”; 100 hurdles- 9. Tiarrah Hinton, Woodbridge, 18.88


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For the eighth year, district helps kids get ready for SATs Registrations are being accepted for the 11-week SAT preparation class being offered at Seaford High School at the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year. This is the eighth year of the program. For a cost of $100, students receive 11 three-hour sessions and accompanying materials and supplies. The program is open to all Seaford School District students in grades 6 through 12. Students will have the option of participating in either a Tuesday afterschool class (from 3:45 to 6:30 p.m.) or a Saturday morning class (from 9 a.m. to noon). Seats will be filled on a first come, first

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Woodbridge kindergarten registration set The Woodbridge School District will conduct kindergarten registration for the 2008 – 2009 school year on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22 and 23, from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Woodbridge Elementary School in Greenwood. A child is eligible for kindergarten if he or she is 5 or older on or before Aug. 31, 2008. Registrants must have all of the following documents in order to enroll: child’s official birth certificate; child’s Social Security number; a copy of the child’s most current physical exam which includes lead testing date and PPD date and results or TB risk assessment; immunization record (including Hepatitis B vaccine & varicella); proof of residency in the Woodbridge School District (lease agreement, mortgage document, property tax receipt, current month’s electric, phone or gas bill with the 911 address and name of the parent/guardian of the child

being registered); and custody/guardian papers (if applicable). A child will not be allowed to register if all the above documentation is not brought during the time of registration. The registration process takes 30 to 40 minutes. It is not necessary for children to accompany the parents for registration. Parents will schedule an appointment to bring their children into the school in June to complete screening tests. Parents whose children will be attending kindergarten in the Woodbridge School District during the 2008-09 school year must register the children during one of the registration sessions. If a child is not registered during the registration period, the child may not attend school during the first week.

landmark of the country constructed from only recycled materials. Kool Kidz took first place in their division. Team GAP, led by Laurie Phillips and Gina Elliott, participated in the non-competitive challenge “TwisDId History” for kindergarten and first-grade students. In this challenge, students created a story to chronicle how things might be different if history were changed. In addition to the team challenge, each team trained for and participated in an instant challenge where students use teamwork, problem solving and time management skills to solve a problem on the spot. Students are given various tasks or performances, along with materials, and asked to create solutions in a very short

time period. The Destination ImagiNation Program would not exist without the adult volunteers to act as team managers and tournament appraisers. Team managers are responsible for supervising and guiding teams of students without interfering. All ideas for solutions must be student generated. Tournament appraisers are trained to judge competitions based on a set rubric. To volunteer to be a part o the Destination Imagination Team, contact Paula G. Johnson, director of Elementary Education at 629-4587.

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Enroll by calling 302-739-5558 Only pre-enrolled examinees will be allowed to enter the testing facility. Official State of Delaware photo identification is required. All doors will lock promptly at the posted start time. All examinees must qualify from Phases 1 & 2 to take the GED Test. Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Education and Delaware Center for Distance Adult Learning, Inc.


MORNING STAR • APRIL 17 - 23, 2008

Education Briefs Deadline to apply for 4-H scholarship is May 1

The Delaware 4-H Foundation has designated $2,500 to support one or more college scholarships. The foundation is a nonprofit organization formed to manage private funds in support of the 4-H youth development program. The Delaware 4-H Foundation Scholarship is open to youth who have completed five years in 4-H, with at least three of those years in the Delaware 4-H program. Current college students, as well as college-bound high school seniors, are eligible to apply. “Delaware 4-H encourages young people to pursue education and training beyond high school,” says Joy Sparks, state 4-H program coordinator. “That's why I am so pleased that the 4-H foundation offers this scholarship as a way to recognize 4-Hers who are now training to take their place as the leaders of tomorrow.” Scholarship winners will be selected on the basis of their 4-H projects and activities, community involvement and extracurricular activities. The scholarship will be presented at the state 4-H awards celebration, to be held in July at the Delaware State Fair in Harrington. For more information or to receive a scholarship application, visit or call 302-831-2501. Application deadline is May 1.

Mennonite school to host comedy show fundraiser

Ventriloquist and comedian Ryan Bomgardner will perform Saturday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Mennonite School. “Ryan and Friends” includes Harold and Irene, an elderly couple; Ardy the skunk; and Jeffrey, the self-proclaimed star of the show. This is a clean com-

edy show for all ages and is free of charge. The school is at 12802 Mennonite School Road, Greenwood. Proceeds from an offering will benefit the school. For details, call 302-462-7218 or visit

College course set to help students prepare for SATs

Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, is offering an SAT preparation course, designed to help prepare

students for the English and mathematics portions of the SAT. Sessions will run from April 22 to May 1 or May 27 to June 5. Classes will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. For details, call 854-6966.

Workshops to be followed by lunch and fashion show

On Administrative Professionals Day, Wednesday, April 23, Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, will offer several workshops to help ad-

ministrative professionals update skills. Workshops will include: Personal Profile/Behavioral Styles; Microsoft Office 2007; Telephone Techniques; and Posters, Fliers and Newsletters. During lunch, a fashion show will feature clothes from Twila Farrell’s Boutique in Lewes. This event will be held in the Carter Partnership Center. Registration is required by April 21. The fee is $65, $25 for just the lunch and fashion show. For more information or to register, call 854-6966.

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The Sussex Tech Adult Division in Georgetown will hold its annual apprenticeship training awards ceremony on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. The ceremony will honor 270 students for advancing in their chosen professions. These adult students are being recognized for completing their first through fifth year(s) of related instructional training at Sussex Tech, as well as their on-the-jobtraining with their sponsoring employers. Thirty-two Delaware and 12 Maryland state registered apprentices will be recognized by the Delaware and Maryland Departments of Labor and will advance to “journeyperson” status. A journeyperson is recognized countrywide as having both the hands-on and classroom training of a true craftsperson. Apprenticeship classes include the following trades: auto mechanics, early care and education, electrical, heating/ventilation/air conditioning, industrial maintenance, marine mechanics, plumbing and welding. To learn more about the apprenticeship training program, contact Bill Feher at 856-9035.



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MORNING STAR • APRIL 17 - 23, 2008

Families, Individuals and Communities Conference

On Friday, April 18, the Families, Individuals and Communities Conference (FICC) will be held at Delaware Technical and Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. The conference, entitled “Getting the Big Picture: Focusing on the Family,” promises to offer valuable information. This year, it will also offer a chance to clean out your closet. Human Services Department Chairman Dr. T.J. Mumford is working with Delaware Tech students to collect formal gowns, which will in turn be donated to the “Gee…You Will Project,” a formalwear lending library which lends gowns to girls and women who might not otherwise be able to attend a formal affair. “Gee…You Will Project” board members Regina HeadleyMarvel, vice-chair of the board; Carol Reid Hall; Joanna Mutter; Bonnie O’Day; and Rosemary Joseph-Kappel are all members of the FICC planning committee. Last year’s conference netted about 20 gowns and a tuxedo for the cause. To encourage students and community members to donate gowns they are no longer using, Dr. Mumford has vowed to model one of the Project’s gowns during the lunch break of the FIC Conference if 50 gowns are collected. For more information on scholarships, registration or the conference, contact FICC planning committee Chairperson Lori Westcott at Delaware Tech, 8565400. For more information on gown donations, Dr. Mumford can be contacted via the switchboard at the same number.


Delmarva Christian student is awarded $75,000 scholarship Not many people are likely to have heard of a career in “mission aviation” – but most people are not like Kent Embleton, the award-winning senior leader from Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown. Embleton is one of Delaware’s top chemistry students, a first-chair tenor on the All-State senior chorus, as well as a licensed pilot. He was recently awarded full tuition for eight semesters at LeTourneau Universi-

ty in Texas, where he will study airline mechanics en route to his eventual work as a pilot, ferrying food and supplies to Christian missionaries around the world. Embleton, who lives with his parents, Gene and Sharon, in Harrington, attends and volunteers at Sussex County Bible Church in Harbeson. He also contributes time on weekends at a shelter for battered women in Georgetown. He recently helped DCHS

earn the trophy as the highest scoring team in Sussex County at the statewide Science Olympiad, in competition with 60 other high schools. Embleton and his team partners won four of the 10 contests. Although the scholarship to LeTourneau is substantial, it will cover only about half of his college costs. To make up the difference, Embleton plans to work as a flight instructor during the summer and off-time.

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Ennis looking for grads

The first Howard T. Ennis Alumni Reunion is being planned for Saturday, May 17. This event will be held in the Ennis cafeteria from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Refreshments, entertainment, and lots of reminiscing are planned. The Howard T. Ennis Alumni Committee is searching for any Ennis graduate and former staff members. They are longing to make this a reunion of students and staff who learned from each other. If you are a graduate, former or current staff member, or know anyone who fits this description, call Fay at 856-3255, or Sandy at 629-7038 no later than April 15. Names and addresses are needed so the committee may send invitations and finalize plans for the reunion. A booklet with an updated photo and a list of involvements is planned. This can only be done if the response is quick. The Howard T. Ennis (H.T.E.) Alumni Committee is grateful for the public’s help with this endeavor.?



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MORNING STAR • APRIL 17 - 23, 2008

Police Journal Greenwood man charged in murder

Millard E. Price III, 49, Greenwood was charged Wednesday, April 9, in the murder of 39-year-old Keith Kirby of Bridgeville. Police said that Price was found inside a closet in his home on East Market Street when officers executed a search warrant. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 5 in Bridgeville. At approximately 12:56 a.m. that morning, state police dispatchers had received a 911 call from a residence located along the 7500 block of West Newton Road west of Bridgeville, saying that someone had been shot. Police found Kirby inside the home, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. Several witnesses at the scene identified Price as the man who shot Kirby with a shotgun, police said. After shooting the victim, Price allegedly stole a neighbor’s Mazda pick-up truck and fled. In addition to being charged with first degree murder, Price has been charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, both felonies. He was ordered held without bail and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution.

Woman charged in drug sweep

A 29-year-old Seaford woman was arrested April 11 following a seven-month investigation by the Seaford Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division into the sale of illegal drugs. Katara Drayton was arrested after police executed a drug search warrant at an apartment in the North 100 building of Meadowbridge Apartments. She was charged with two counts of maintaining a vehicle; maintaining a dwelling; possession with intent to deliver marijuana; possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine; endangering the welfare of a child; possession of crack cocaine; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said that they seized property from the apartment, including $200 in suspected drug money, 7.3 grams of marijuana, 1.6 grams of crack cocaine, a 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier and a 1991 Cadillac Sedan Deville. An arraignment is pending at the Justice of the Peace Court #4.

Sex offender faces charges

On Thursday, April 10, state police detectives assigned to the Major Crimes Unit at Troop 4 arrested a 44-year-old Bridgeville man after he allegedly had unlawful sexual contact with two 15-year-old girls from Milford. Police said that the victims were walking along the 18000 block of Oak Road the afternoon of Tuesday, April 8, headed

toward Seaford, when Ronald Wright pulled beside the girls in a small red pickup truck and asked if they needed a ride. The victims told Wright they needed to go to Seaford and got into the vehicle. Once inside the truck, Wright allegedly told the victims he needed to go to his residence to use the bathroom before taking them to Seaford. When the three arrived at the home, they all exited the truck and went inside the house, police said. According to the victims, Wright used the restroom, and then told them that he was ready to take them to Seaford, police said. They Wright all got in a car that was parked at the residence and proceeded to Seaford, police said. The victims told police that once they got to the Rose’s department store parking lot in Seaford, Wright turned his vehicle around and went back to his house in Bridgeville, without dropping them off. When they arrived at the suspect’s house, they all proceeded inside and he offered the girls a soft drink, police said. While inside, Wright allegedly made unwanted sexual advances toward the girls before taking them to Blades and dropping them off there later that afternoon. Wright was charged with sex offender unlawful sexual contact with a child (felony) and two counts of second degree unlawful sexual contact (felonies). He was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $3,500 cash bond. Wright is a registered (Tier 2) moderate risk sex offender stemming from a March 2001 conviction for fourth-degree rape. He was in compliance with the State Bureau of Identification Sex Offender Registry when the alleged incident occurred.

Seaford man faces drug charges

Tyshawn D. Winder, 22, of Seaford, was arrested April 7 after officers with the Seaford Police Department saw him in the Liberty Street area of Seaford and noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from him, police said. Police said that Winder was in possession of 2.9 grams of crack cocaine along with .4 grams of marijuana. A search of his residence in the Seaford Meadows Apartments allegedly revealed 1.3 grams powder cocaine and 1.6 grams of marijuana. The defendant was charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver cocaine; possession of cocaine within 300 feet of a church; possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school; possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school; two counts of possession of cocaine; two counts of possession of marijuana; maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substances; three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia; and consumption of

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marijuana. Winder was taken to Justice of the Peace Court #4 where he was committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $13,000 secured bond pending a preliminary hearing.

Two charged with stealing wire

A man and his nephew have been charged with stealing copper wire from the Verizon facility in Dover. On morning of Wednesday, April 9, state troopers from Troop 3 and a representative from the state’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control responded to a residence along the 100 block of Gelden Road, Felton, after receiving a complaint about illegal burning in the back yard of the home. Police said that Michael A. Cole Jr. and his uncle, Robert L. Cole, were in the backyard, burning the protective rubber casing off the wire, police said. There were also quantities of copper wire piled behind a shed near the fire, police said. One of the troopers at the scene noticed the wire matched the description of wire that had been reported stolen from a Verizon facility at 1110 S. Governors Ave., Dover. A district manager from Verizon positively identified the wire as having been stolen from the facility, police said. Thefts took place on April 7 and April 3 and totaled about $14,000, police said.

During their investigation, detectives linked the suspects to several other copper theft incidents that took place over past four months. These reported thefts totaled approximately $2,900 in stolen copper. Robert L. Cole, 43, of Cole the 100 block of Gelden Road, Felton was charged with three counts of third degree burglary (felony), five counts of second degree conspiracy (felony), two counts of theft (misdemeanor), three counts of theft (felony), five counts of Cole Jr. criminal trespassing (misdemeanor) and three counts of criminal mischief (misdemeanor). He was arraigned and committed to the Delaware Correctional Center in lieu of $17,100 secured bond. Michael A. Cole Jr., 26, of the 300 block of John Hurd Road, Felton, was charged with three counts of third degree burglary (felony), five counts of second degree conspiracy (felony), two counts of theft (misdemeanor), three counts of theft (felony), five counts of criminal trespassing (misdemeanor) and three counts of criminal mischief (misdemeanor). He was arraigned and committed to the Delaware Correctional Center in lieu of $17,100 cash bail.


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Letters to the Editor We need school vouchers

One of the reasons I love this country is for the many choices we have to live our day-to-day lives. We can shop the stores of our choice, drive the cars we choose, live where we can afford, vote in elections the way we see fit and the list goes on. Has anyone thought how life would be if we only had one grocery store to purchase food from, one make of automobile to drive, one kind of home to live in, one political party to choose from (although from the way things are shaping up we may have only one party in the near future even if they call themselves by different names). Most of us are as happy as a pig wallowing in mud, because with more things to choose from, our individual quality of life improves. Competition makes all of this possible. Just give the American people something better and reasonably priced and they will go for it. Competition always makes things better. It’s been proven over and over since the founding of our country. My question is: Why do we let government schools monopolize our educational system? We hear, all the time, about how other countries out-perform our students in most subjects and while this may be true, there is a solution to it and that is called competition. Most public educators will probably say, “If you’re not happy with our schools, send your kids to a private school,” to

Stars’ Letters Policy All letters should include the writer’s name, address and phone number for verification purposes. Names will be published. No unsigned letters will be published. No letters which the management deems to be libelous will be published. The Star reserves the right to edit or reject any letters. Send your letters to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, or email which I reply touché, but why should I as a parent have to pay for my child’s tuition at a private school and also continue to pay school taxes on top of that. It doesn’t make sense. Just using these figures as a rule of thumb, let’s say if the cost of educating a pupil in the State of Delaware is $10,000 per year and you can send your child to a private school for $8,000 that equals a

Attend ‘The Nanticoke Derby’ April 19 Nanticoke Health Services will be hosting the 22nd annual Dinner and Auction on April 19 at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse. This year’s theme is “The Nanticoke Derby,” so get those “Derby Hats” out of the closet and get ready for “The Greatest Race” in thoroughbred history. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Charity Endowment Prescription Fund and a certified Stroke Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Delaware National Bank will be atop the starting gate as the Present-

ing sponsor. Don Moore will once lead the spirited live auction. Community Partner is Nemours Health & Prevention Services. The cost to attend is $75 per person. Sponsorship packages are available. For further information and questions contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 6296611, extension 2404.



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$2,000 savings for the taxpayers if the parent would be able to receive a voucher from the state. As soon as I finish this letter, I’m off to the bathroom to wash my mouth out with soap for using that notorious “V” word. Most people cannot afford to send their children to a private school, but would if they could. Did you ever notice when a philanthropist makes scholarships available at a private school the majority of the people who stand in line to sign up for them are poor inner-city families who want the best for their children? I’ll probably draw the wrath of many people after they’ve read this letter, but somebody’s got to say it. Larry D. Calhoun Laurel

Why I voted “no”

1. The housing market is in shamblesThere is no quick fix here for this one. No one person has the answer and where it might end up is anybody’s guess. Home prices are falling at or near record levels. The stock of new and old homes for sale are the highest they have been in years. Add to this the foreclosures in various stages of development. The town of Seaford already has several new projects in development. Until some stability returns to the housing market, I cannot fuel a fire that is out of control.

2. Downtown and the Westside - Here are two areas that have been passed over for development or redevelopment. In the six years I have been living here, I have always seen ‘space for lease’ signs on main street. As I was leaving City Hall after voting, I was taken aback by the amount of homes already in downtown Seaford that were in need of repair. If there are enough people that want to move to Seaford, but lack housing, here is your chance. Come one, come all. 3. Small town home - Approving every annexation project that comes down the road would suffocate the small town feel that is bringing people here in the first place. In the long run, I think it might prove wiser to reposition our town, not as just another small town looking for new growth, but as a small town that relishes our past and cordially invites people to come and invest in what we already have. 4. Farms not homes - It really tears me up seeing one farm after another paved over. At this rate the day will come, that, yes, you can live here, you just can’t eat here. I live on the west side of town, but within the city limits. Growth is good, and I am not to say that I wouldn’t vote for an annexation in the future. Just not this one, this time. Frank Dismore Seaford


MORNING STAR • APRIL 17 - 23 , 2008

Health Coalition continues effort to help uninsured AstraZeneca, Christiana Care, the Honorable Governor Ruth Ann Minner and more than a dozen organizations across the state recently launched the first “Delaware Cover the Uninsured Month” in an effort to help the 105,000 Delawareans without health insurance. During the month of April, volunteers will spread the word through neighborhoods, religious communities, civic centers and other organizations about the availability of free or low-cost services in all three counties. In addition, the month will include a gubernatorial forum on health care and an advertising campaign that encourages uninsured residents to call the Delaware Helpline at 1-800-464HELP to learn about services in their area. Outreach efforts are being organized by Healthy Delawareans Today & Tomorrow, a coalition of organizations from the public and private sectors that share a commitment to helping people without health insurance access the care they need. Since its launch in April 2007, members of the coalition have linked more than 4,000 uninsured Delawareans to free or low-cost health care services, prescription medicines or transportation to medical appointments. With help from the Community Healthcare Access Program and the Delaware Covering Kids and Families Program, more than 200 of these patients learned they were eligible for public health coverage. Lack of insurance can affect people's health because they receive less preventive care, are diagnosed at more advanced disease stages and, once diagnosed, tend to receive less therapeutic care and have higher mortality rates than insured individuals.

"At Christiana Care, we care for more adults and children who have little to no insurance than anyone else in the state this is part of our mission of service to our community. We also help thousands of families connect with health insurance programs already available. I believe private- public partnerships like this can and will make a difference," said Bob Laskowski, M.D., president and CEO, Christiana Care Health System. With an investment of nearly $500,000 from AstraZeneca in April 2007, organizations throughout Delaware added to or expanded their services for the uninsured. For example: • Five community health centers added or increased the availability of “Patient Navigators,” individuals who act as personal advocates to help patients through the health care system. • Employees of the toll-free Delaware Helpline, who connect thousands of Delawareans to services they need, were trained specifically to respond to calls from the uninsured. • Generations Home Care extended its free transportation services to the uninsured. • The Delaware Foundation for Medical Services, a non-profit arm of the Medical Society of Delaware, expanded its Volunteer Initiative Program, which recruits physicians to serve the uninsured. • The Hope Medical Clinic began offering dental services in August 2007. “The progress this coalition has made toward helping the uninsured is a perfect example of how a diverse group of people who care can make a unified, positive impact on communities across our state,” said Michelle Taylor, president and CEO, United Way of Delaware.

Health Briefs Bloodmobile collecting donations

Spring fever has many people itching to get out of the house and do something productive with their time. That time could be well spent by donating blood and saving up to three lives. Three hundred and seventy blood donors are needed every day on Delmarva. This year alone, more than 20,000 patients will need blood transfusions - and there is no substitute for blood. If someone loses blood from surgery or an injury, they have to turn to blood donors to survive. To provide busy people with a convenient location to give blood, the Blood Bank’s bloodmobiles will make 18 stops in 16 various locations on the Eastern Shore throughout April. The Bloodmobile will be in Selbyville on Tuesday, April 22; Seaford, Wednesday, April 23; and Georgetown, Friday, April 25. Blood donors can donate blood every 56 days. Call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 to schedule an appointment or visit

Golf tournament planned

The fourth annual Wellness Community Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 9 at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach. Enjoy prizes, a continental breakfast and barbeque luncheon celebration. Golfers may register to play for $125 per person, including green fees and cart. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration followed by a shot gun start at 9 a.m. There will be guaranteed prizes awarded for the longest drive, closest to pin and low score. The tournament closes with the first 100 paid registrants. The golf tournament helps raise public awareness about cancer. To be a sponsor or donate items for the raffle, contact Marcia Esposito at 302-645-9150 or For more information, visit

Medicine Take-Back Day

In response to new evidence that flushed medications are ending up in our Continued to page 55

Gov. Minner proclaimed April 2008 as “Cover the Uninsured Month” in Delaware at the launch event for the Healthy Delawareans Today & Tomorrow coalition. Pictured with Gov. Minner are Tony Zook, president and CEO, AstraZeneca US; Bob Laskowski, M.D., president and CEO, Christiana Care Health System; employees from Christiana Care Health System and AstraZeneca US; members of the Healthy Delawareans coalition; and representatives from partnering organizations.

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Employee morale is important in any business By Dr. Anthony Policastro I spent 9 years as an Air Force hospital CEO. The most important lesson that they taught Air Force Commanding Officers was the three rules of leadership. Rule #1 was “take care of your people”. Rule #2 was “take care of your people”. Rule #3 was “Take care of your people”. The idea was that it was your people that made you look successful. If you took care of them and made them happy, they would take care of you. Therefore, my job was simple. I needed to know the names of the 750 people who worked for me. I needed to visit their work areas on a regular basis. I needed to see that they got promoted. I needed to see that they received appropriate recognition for what they did. In return they would make sure that the

hospital was the best that it could be. It is no secret that being happy at what They did that well. We only had a 40-bed you do leads to better performance. hospital. However, we Think about the times had the second busiest that you have been to a ...the lower the morale... restaurant and dealt with emergency room in the Air Force. an unhappy server. You the more likely it is for We saw Army, Navy might not have gone and Air Force patients back to that restaurant the staff to tell their from throughout the even if the food was Hampton Roads area. friends and neighbors to good. We had the second You might have met go somewhere else for busiest obstetrical servan unhappy employee in ice in the Air Force. a department store. The their medical care. We even delivered result might be a plan to more babies than two of shop elsewhere in the the Air Force Ob residency programs. future. The staff continued to perform at a Another possibility is that you might high level even after I left. Six months lathave met an unhappy employee outside of er the Air Force IG team came in for their their work place. When they tell you every three-year inspection. The hospital where they work, you might talk about bereceived the second highest grade in the ing a customer at that location. history of the IG team hospital surveys. They might then go on to tell you how

bad the place is. You might think twice about going back there. Medical care is no different than these other service industries. It is only as good as its people. The higher the morale, the more comfortable the patients will feel. The more likely the staff will be to tell their friends and neighbors about what a wonderful place their office is. Alternatively, the lower the morale, the easier it is for patients to pick up. The more likely it is for the staff to tell their friends and neighbors to go somewhere else for their medical care. If you are a supervisor, it is important to take care of your people. If you are a worker, it is important to be happy about what you do. By working together in this way, the business will be successful. Everyone will then be happy. That makes for a lot less depression and dissatisfaction.

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water supply, the Delaware Nurses Association is sponsoring the first medicine take-back event on Thursday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Newark Senior Center in Newark. Nurses Healing Our Planet, an environmental task force of the Delaware Nurse’s Association, invites everyone to bring in all unwanted prescriptions and over-thecounter medications, as well as vitamins, inhalers, drops, veterinary pills and liquid medications in their original containers. New evidence shows that flushing is the wrong way to dispose of unwanted drugs. According to the Associated Press, some drugs “resist modern drinking water and wastewater treatment processes.” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that no sewage treatment systems are specifically engineered to remove pharmaceuticals. A vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows. Leftover medicines cause thousands of accidental poisonings and deaths each year. When old drugs are flushed down the toilet, they can poison fish, animals, plants and people.

Mammograms in Greenwood

The Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van is coming to Greenwood Public Library on Wednesday, April 23. Free or low-cost mammograms will be given to women who have scheduled an appointment. Women interested in receiving a mammogram must call 888-672-9647 before April 23 to schedule an appointment. No one will receive services without an appointment. A doctor’s prescription is also required. Don’t delay in calling if you are interested in receiving this service at no or low cost. Mammograms can save lives by finding breast cancer as early as possible. The van is administered by the

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. and offers high quality services delivered by professional medical staff. The Greenwood Public Library is located east of the railroad tracks, on the corner of Market Street (DE Rt. 16) and Mill Street. You may call 888-672-9647 or 302-349-5309 for information.


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The Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter is offering professional training programs at the Georgetown office. These programs include CEU credit for social workers, nurses and nursing home administrators. Certificates of completion are also available. Courses include "About Dementia" on Tuesday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to noon (three credits); "Making Connections" on Tuesday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to noon (two credits); and "Understanding Wandering" on Friday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to noon (two credits). The cost of each session including CEU credit is $49 or a certificate of completion is $29 per registrant. Pre-registration is required by e-mailing Jamie Magee at or by calling 302-854-9788.

Stroke support group

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will offer free monthly Stroke Support Group meetings designed for individuals who have survived a stroke and their families and caregivers. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, from 1:30 3:30 p.m. The meetings will consist of guest speakers and breakaway sessions, in which caregivers and survivors will meet in two groups to discuss concerns, provide support and networking. Refreshments will be provided. Sheila Brant and Joan Burditt, occupational therapists at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, will facilitate the support group meetings. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 629-6611, ext. 5121.

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PRESERVING HISTORY - The American Legion, post 19, Laurel, recently made a donation to the Laurel Historical Society, to help pay for the preservation of the society’s archival collection. From left: Cindy Swift, historical society board member, Carlton Pepper, post commander, Norma Jean Fowler, historical society president, and Jim Allen, post historian. Photo courtesy of Linda Justice.

HELP FOR OLD CHRIST CHURCH - The Laurel Ruritan Club recently made a donation to the Old Christ Church League, to help with its effort to preserve the old church, seen in the background. From left: Wayne Barr, Ruritan president, Kendal Jones, president of the Old Christ Church League, Tommy Wright and John Van Tine, both members of the Ruritan. Photo by Pat Murphy

ROOTING FOR THEIR TEAM - The Delmar crowd cheers on the varsity boys’ lacrosse time during last week’s game at Sussex Tech. The Wildcats, in their first year in the program, fell to 2 and 1 with an 11-10 loss to the Ravens in a thrilling double overtime game. Photo by Mike McClure.

NEW RESTAURANT - Mike Rieley of the Georgia House restaurant put the message out at the former RJ Riverside location last week that it is coming soon. The new eatery is expected to open June 1. Photo by Pat Murphy

MORE INTERESTING THAN BASEBALL? Kyra Cutsail, 7, found the marigold bracelet that her mom made for her more interesting than Laurel’s big 13 to 7 comeback win at Poly Tech last week. Photo by Pat Murphy

MORNING STAR • APRIL 17 - 23, 2008

Doing the Towns Together LAUREL AND DELMAR SOCIALS SARAH MARIE TRIVITS • 875-3672 The Laurel New Century Club hosted a Reciprocity Tea on Saturday, April 5, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Sixty-two guests enjoyed food, fun and fellowship. Entertainment was provided by Peg Ryan, who dazzled everyone with her modeling of some absolutely lovely, vintage Victorian fashions, while the guests also were given a history lesson and learned about the life of ladies during the good old Victorian days. “Mr. Democrat,” Frank Calio was royally treated to a birthday “bash” at his home on Sunday, April 6. Seventy-five family members and friends were treated to hors d’oeuvres before partaking of the many, tasty pasta dishes and salads prepared by Carolyn and her kitchen pals. This, of course, was followed by desserts galore. What a happy birthday treat, Frank. Same place, same time next year? A number of the Laurel Kids Connec-

tion Program, mentors and mentees, enjoyed an entertaining evening last Friday night at the home of host and hostess John and Kim Trivits. There were games, photo shoots and the consuming of many grilled hot dogs and toasted marshmallows. The weather was kind and both young and older enjoyed a fun evening. Nineteen members of the Delmar New Century Club attended the Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs membership luncheon at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville on March 26. Five new members were welcomed into the Delmar Club. Twelve members of this group also attended the Reciprocity Tea at St. Philip’s Church. The Delmar Red Hat “Belles” met at the Georgia House in Millsboro on April 1. Hostess was Becky Brittingham. Delmar friends sent get well wishes to: Molly Boody, George Sparrow, Pete Over-

baugh, Jimmy Jenkins and David Morris. Delmar birthday celebrants this week are: Clifford Beach on April 21; and Joanna Ramsey and Seth Figgs on April 23. Happy birthday to this trio. I hear that Donna Cecil has two daughters observing birthdays this month. To Skyler Bailey, 11 on April 17, and to Amy Messick, 24 on April 21, best wishes with lots of love, from Mom. Betty Hitchens celebrated her birthday April 16, with friends at the Outback in Rehoboth, one of Betty’s favorite restaurants. Happy day, Betty, if one day late! The Laurel Garden Club held its monthly meeting on Sunday past with 25 members, including two new members, attending. The group prepared for the Strawberry Festival on May 17, at which time this club will join other civic groups for their many activities. The club will have a table at St. Philip’s that day and will sell hand-painted pots, potting soil, “just started” house plants and annuals and perennials for yard planting. They will also sell chances on a quilted wall-hanging, designed and quilted by three of the members of the club. The drawing for this will be held on Oct. 12, at the fall meeting. The hostesses for this afternoon’s meet-

PAGE 57 ing were Becky Everett, Joan Hook and Ellie Guest. Don’t forget the big give away of books from the library on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Bring bags or boxes in which to tote away summer reading material. We express deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Doris Evelyn Grunsten Wingate, K. Wayne Watkins and Martha Jean Ross. We continue with prayers for all of our servicemen and servicewomen and for friends who are ill: Alvin Lutz, Harriett MacVeigh, Martha Windsor, Donald Layton Sr., Steve Trivits, Irma Ellis, Herman Cubbage, Jean Foskey, Hattie Puckham, Robert D. Whaley and Pete Henry. Happy April birthday greetings to: Reba Gaines and Harry Wingate on April 18; William Jones and Betty Messick, April 19; Donna Fay Conaway, April 20; Sandra Mosley, April 21; and Anna Mae Collins, April 24. Some very special birthday wishes from me to my very dear friend, Irene Elliott on April 21. Happy, happy birthday. “The cheapest of all things is kindness, it’s exercise requiring the least possible trouble and self-sacrifice.” See you in the Stars.

Students who excel academically should be recognized High school is supposed to be about earning good grades, being involved in the various programs offered each student, and developing one’s self while becoming more aware of the world we live in. Every student is offered the opportunity to achieve success academically and in all of the extra curricular programs at the school. Acceptance or rejection of any of the programs is strictly up to the student involved. Some students choose to be involved in every single phase of high school, both academically and in the extra programs. Some choose to excel in the sports programs, while others choose to coast along while barely making a passing grade. Sports receive more and more newsprint nowadays while academics seem to be downplayed. Scholarships are offered in many fields but it seems that there is a considerably stronger emphasis on athletic programs and the achievements of the athletic-minded students as they advance through

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golf scores each weekend to see just how his career is doing, and Friday through Monday the sports page roundup is read before the obits or first page. Kyle Thompson, a graduate of the University of South Carolina, is on the tour and doing well. We are delighted when he excels, and share his gloom during a bad weekend. As we checked Kyle’s scores recently, we found a most important summary relegated to the bottom of the sports roundup page. In the finest print imaginable, there was a listing of the 2008 academic allstate high school wrestlers, buried at the bottom of the page. The print was so fine that a magnifying glass was almost needed to read the names of those wrestlers who had achieved academic success. Unless one has had a son or daughter involved in studying academics every day, it is difficult to even begin to imagine the stress involved in success. The student has practice after school each day of the week, has matches several

times each week during the season, plus trying to maintain a high level scholastic rating. For a wrestler, maintaining a certain body weight is also involved. For some, the gain or loss of a half-pound can be traumatic. The name of the game is big-time pressure from every angle. Laurel had three wrestlers who were named to the academic all-star list, senior John Whitby, junior Josh Kosiorowski and freshman Zach Toadvine. Scott Kunkowski, a sophomore from Delmar High, also was named to the academic all-state team. Seaford’s Josh Betts, a sophomore, and Sussex Tech’s Matthew Bennett, freshman, Aikeem Brewer, sophomore, and Robert Wilgus, senior, also earned this special recognition. Not only are the parents and families of these young men proud of their achievement, but each one must have a great sense of personal pride. Our sincere congratulations to this group of very special young men.


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Where is the help for America’s working class? In 1976 a satirical Hollywood film, Network, a movie about a ficRANK ALIO tional television network and its struggle with poor ratings, opened in movie theaters. I’m ticked that our The news anchor is being fired because of his show’s low ratings. government has allowed The anchor announces on the air that he will commit suicide during foreign investors to take an upcoming live broadcast which leads to his immediate firing. control of this country. But the station brings him back for a dignified farewell with a trillion debt run up by the current presipromise from the anchor that he will apoldent, we’ll never see this debt erased. ogize for his outburst. And I’m mad because the Central Bank Instead of an apology, he rants about how life is “bullshit,” and his ratings begin sees fit to bail out the larger banks in this country for their bad housing loans, yet no to soar when the station decides to exploit one can find a way to bail out homeownthe anchor’s antics instead of pulling him ers who have lost or will lose their homes. off the air. The Central Bank has loaned more than In one impassioned outburst, the anchor galvanizes the nation with his now famous $200 billion in Treasury securities to a select list of investment banks who deal with and often quoted rant, “I’m mad as hell, the Central Bank to keep them afloat. and I’m not going to take this anymore!” Guess what the banks are using for coland persuades Americans to shout out their lateral? These groups of select banks are windows during a spectacular lightning allowed to pledge a wide variety of securistorm, which many do. ties that include hard-to-sell, privately isWell, as an American who just sent a sued, mortgage-back securities. fat check to my government to cover their In other words, their collateral is loans spending abuse of taxpayer's money, espethat are about to default, or are too much cially to cover the troops and wars that this administration has around the country, of a risk to be sold to other banks. If you think the home loan you received from a "I am mad as hell, and I’m not going to local bank is owned by them, you may be take this anymore.” in for a surprise. Banks can transfer or sell I’m ticked, for lack of using stronger language in print, that our government has your loan and your approval is not necessary. Try getting a loan yourself by using allowed foreign investors to take control poor, risky investments for collateral! of this country. We have nothing left — But back to these Treasury securities. we are mortgaged to the hilt and with a $9



Our government is printing them not only to bail out banks but to fund the war in Iraq at a cost of $14 billion dollars a month. They are also printing them to keep government running because people are paying fewer taxes as a result of the downturn in our economy and our bottom line is gushing red ink. In the past 14 months, Japan has purchased an average of $600 billion dollars a month in U.S. Treasury notes. Multiply that by 12 months and hold on to your seat. The Mainland of China has purchased an average of $400 billion dollars of American securities per month since January 2007 and in January of this year purchased $493 billion in U.S. securities. No wonder this country allows the Chinese government to beat and kill people who want civil rights and why the riots continue around the world protesting the actions of the Chinese government. Have you heard a peep out of our government? The dollars spent by Americans on Japanese cars, Chinese televisions, toys, clothes and other imported goods end up in the hands of foreigners, who plow them into U.S. Treasury bonds and other securities. Meanwhile Americans are piling up debt. Go figure. In January of this year a total of two trillion, four hundred and two billion dollars in U.S. securities were purchased by foreign countries. The monthly average purchase of U.S. securities has been more than $2 trillion each month for the past 14 months. That’s $50 trillion this country owes

foreigners and the amount keeps climbing each month. Topped with the $9 trillion our government is in the hole from our day to day operating budget, we’re talking big bucks. But what has me mad is where is this money going? You can’t get a loan unless you have enough collateral. The ones needing a loan or extensions to keep their homes don’t have collateral. Where is the money to help these people? More and more adults and children can’t afford health care and more are homeless. Where is the help for these people? School programs and social services are being cut, assistance for those who need help with fuel, electric and prenatal care is being reduced and food bank shelves are being depleted. This country reminds me of a dictatorship. When we provide foreign aid it goes to the head of the country, his family, cabinet members and friends. The poor and working class never see the aid. This country is headed in that direction. Our president ignores bills passed by Congress; he strikes out lines he doesn’t like and inserts what he wants. This is illegal yet Congress sits back and lets him get away with this. Imagine Bill Clinton doing this. He would have been impeached! The rich get taken care of when they are in trouble and the middle class, well, what ever happened to the middle class? No wonder I’m mad as hell. You should be, too. Open your window and shout! Source:

There’s just no way I could make this stuff up! Over the past several weeks I have had people ask me if I take ONY INDSOR great liberties in writing my column. In other words, do I tend to I cringe thinking about embellish the truth, or worse yet, “make it up?” how desensitized our One gentleman finds it very unorthodox that I would have grown society has become as it up in the 1960s on one of the main streets of Crisfield, Md., having pertains to violence. been the son of a Maryland State Trooper and yet, forced to use an outhouse because of no septic sysnot poor; we were clothed and fed regulartem. ly. However, we kids were not permitted Well, I can assure him and anyone else to develop a sense of entitlement or place who may question this oddity, that it is demands on what was expected from Mom true. I can certainly understand why some- and Dad. one would question this because I had Unfortunately, many young people tomany friends as a young boy who had all day are afforded every materialistic whim of the comforts of home, including hot that keeps them in competition with their running water and indoor bathroom facilipeers. ties. I think parents feel they are being unThe only explanation I can offer is that fair to deny their children anything that in the 1960s Crisfield seemed to be at least they feel they need to stay in vogue in so20 years behind the rest of the country. cial settings. Portions of the town had no municipal I often wonder how young people sewer extended to its citizens, including would react to having to face the prospects Richardson Avenue, which was the main of using an outdoor toilet, or bathing in a route into the town. big gray tub on the porch. Perhaps if I chose to “embellish” on my No cell phones, no computers and no columns I may have tried to help paint a more than two channels on a black and more prosperous picture of my family life white television. as a youngster. I take great pride in growWell, to be fair, all generations are afing up in meager settings. My family was forded more sophisticated and softer



lifestyles. I am sure my parents felt we young’uns were spoiled because we had indoor cold running water and a television set. I do fear, however, that our children are becoming overwhelmed with a sense of entitlement and this is leading to higher crime rates, much more dangerous social settings such as “Spring Break” at the beach and the now infamous video of several teens luring a young girl to a house and beating her half to death. I cringe thinking about how desensitized our society has become as it pertains to violence. We seem to have placed almost no value on life or compassion for others. I am happy that I grew up with fewer comforts, though I will be first to say that having to use an outhouse for the first 11 years of my life did not prevent me from being somewhat of local heathen; only less violent and just more mischievous. Recently, I was excited to have a friend, Ronnie Elliott of Laurel, build me a commemorative outhouse in my backyard. It is a beautiful structure that pays fitting tribute to my childhood. It is actually constructed from lumber that once made up the porch of my other dear friend, Fred “Junior” Smith, of Blades. Ronnie did a remarkable job. This outhouse is such an inspiration that I may consider buying a coal oil

Ronnie Elliott of Laurel stands next to the commemorative outhouse in my backyard.

lantern and retiring there each week to write my column. Ok, now I am embellishing.

MORNING STAR • APRIL 17 - 23, 2008


Disrespect shown General Petraeus is disgraceful I watched the Senate hold hearings on the war in Iraq and question General Petraeus. Please keep in mind that this argument is not with one political party or another. My argument lies with the way these hearings were structured. I watched in anger as unqualified, partisan idiots asked nonsense questions of a decorated four star General. Not only did the questions make no sense, they were asked in a blatantly disrespectful tone. Questions like, “On a scale of 1-10, how well are we doing in Iraq?” are both stupid and a waste of the General’s time. Most of our U.S. Senators have zero experience with war. On what basis are our elected officials qualified to make suggestions on how to end this war? They are Senators, not war strategists. I feel like I should personally write a letter to those in charge of the armed services and apologize for the ignorance and arrogance of our elected officials. Senators Clinton, Obama and Kennedy in particular showed the General little to no respect. David Petraeus has dedicated his entire life to the service of his country. While I believe that is is perfectly fine to disagree with the General, there is no excuse for the disrespect he was shown! We have seen these same Senators and others question the leaders of big business about how they run their companies and how much they are paid. Why is that any of their business? Most of our Senators have no experience running a business. They clearly have no concept of how beneficial capitalism is to a society like ours. Maybe if the General was an actor who played a General in a war movie, he would be shown some respect and his tactics wouldn’t be questioned. Any person who spent months preparing for a part must be an expert, right? Hollywood actors have been called to testify before the Senate countless times. It seems Julia Roberts is an expert at being a single mom turned lawyer who defends those who live near toxic power plants. She played Erin Brockovich, so she must know what she’s

Police place charges in probe of missing soccer league funds

Laina M. Massey, 27, of Seaford, has been charged by Seaford Police with theft. Police said that on April 4, members of the Nanticoke Soccer League contacted the Laina Massey Seaford Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and reported a theft of approximately $30,000 from the league’s account. An investigation was conducted and as a result a warrant for theft was issued for the defendant, who was the league’s treasurer since October of 2007. The defendant turned herself in on April 14 at the Seaford Police Department. She was arraigned at Court 4 and released on $1,000 unsecured bond pending a preliminary hearing in the Court of Common Pleas.

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Final Word talking about! You have to admire the General for keeping his cool through this entire spectacle. When I saw Barack Obama offer his ideas about what the General should do, I almost lost my lunch. I felt like calling my Senators to voice my complaint, but then I remembered who they were and saw what a pointless endeavor that would be, so I decided against it. I think the next time I see my heart doctor, I might tell him how I think we should proceed with my treatment. I am qualified after all, since I never missed one episode of Chicago Hope. I am saddened that the only people who can successfully run for federal office are people with money, not necessarily people with experience in life. Is this the way our founding fathers envisioned our leadership when they risked everything to birth a new nation? Oh, now I remember, they had actual jobs before they were politicians. What a concept! Steve Ennis Laurel

Register now for the Relay for Life

Register your team now for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of West Sussex by calling 1-800-ACS-2345. This “celebration of life” brings the western Sussex communities together in a unified effort to fight cancer. Former and current cancer patients, their families, businesses, civic organizations, and the public are invited to take part. Relay For Life will take place at the Woodbridge Sports Complex, 14714 Woodbridge Road, Greenwood. A survivors’ dinner/reception will be held at 4:30 on Friday, May 9, followed by opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. The event will run through the night and closing ceremonies are scheduled for 8 o’clock Saturday morning. Relay For Life is a family-oriented event where participants enjoy the camaraderie of a team and also raise funds to support activities of the American Cancer Society. Participants camp out at the Relay site, and when they are not taking their turn walking, they take part in fun activities and enjoy local entertainment. Teams from companies, churches, organizations, and schools collect donations and can win individual and team prizes for their efforts. The money raised by participants goes directly to the American Cancer Society’s life-saving programs which include research, education, advocacy, and patient services. Information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is available by calling the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or Karen Buck at 629-5708, or you may visit

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.” The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.” She rolled her eyes and said, “You must be a Republican.” “I am,” replied the man. “How did you know?” “Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me.” The man smiled and responded, “You must be a Democrat.” “I am,” replied the balloonist. “How did you know?” “Well,” said the man, “you don’t know where you are or where you are going. You’ve risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You’re in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but,

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