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VOL. 11 NO. 38 NEWS HEADLINES STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL - Event will feature craft show, flea market, lunch and garden tour. And of course strawberries. Page 3 VOLUNTEERS HONORED - Nanticoke Memorial Hospital holds its annual appreciative luncheon. See photos on pages 5 and 16 DOWNTOWN DELMAR IMPROVEMENTS - Plans in the works to spruce up shopping area. The sale of commemorative bricks will help with funding. Page 5 RIBBON CUTTING - Business that set up shop in a downtown landmark celebrates its opening. Page 6 TOP POULTRYMAN - Laurel man receives highest honor, the distinguished citizen award, from the Delmarva Poultry Industry. Page 6 CADET FIREFIGHTERS - An area fire department is encouraging teenagers to join its ranks. Page 12 PRINCIPAL’S FIRST YEAR - New administrator helps school improve discipline, eliminate tardiness. Page 13 LADY BULLDOGS - The Laurel varsity softball team moved to 5-4 overall with a win over Red Lion Christian last week. Page 41 STARS OF THE WEEK - A Laurel softball player and a Delmar girls’ soccer player are this week’s Laurel Stars of the Week. Page 43. LACROSSE IN DELMAR? Delmar High looks at adding boys’ lacrosse team. Page 45

INSIDE THE STAR © Business . . . . . . . . .6 Bulletin Board . . . .24 Church . . . . . . . . .18 Classifieds . . . . . .34 Education . . . . . . . .8 Entertainment . . . .28 Gourmet . . . . . . . .50 Growing Up . . . . . .31 Health . . . . . . . . . .30 Letters . . . . . . . . . .22 Lynn Parks . . . . . .15 Mike Barton . . . . . .53 Movies . . . . . . . . . . .7

Obituaries . . . . . . .20 On the Record . . . .14 Opinion . . . . . . . . .54 Pat Murphy . . . . . .33 People . . . . . . . . . .17 Police . . . . . . . . . .10 Snapshots . . . . . . .52 Socials . . . . . . . . .53 Sports . . . . . . . . . .41 Tides . . . . . . . . . . .55 Todd Crofford . . . .19 Tommy Young . . . .44 Tony Windsor . . . .23 Weather . . . . . . . . .55


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Ross Point School was a ‘beacon in the county’ By Lynn R. Parks Sometimes, before it burned down, Cora Norwood Selby would pull her car into the yard of the old Ross Point School east of Laurel and just sit there for a while. “I didn’t do it a lot, usually when I was on my way someplace else and was passing by,” she said. “But I liked to just sit there, look at the building, and think. I would remember some of the students that I taught there.” One of her former students about whom she often thought was Howard L. West, who attended Ross Point from 1941 to 1945 and who retired in 1992 as a principal with the Asbury Park (N.J.) School District. West’s greatgreat-great grandfather donated about five acres of farmland on which the state first constructed a school where Ross Point eventually stood and his grandfather, Ebe West, taught in an earlier school on the site in the early 20th century. “I have very fond memories of that school,” said West, Neptune, N.J. “We all attended that school with pride. It was a beacon in the county.” The school, built in 1923 for African-American children, was destroyed in a fire Tuesday, April 10. Chief deputy fire marshal Randall Lee said last week that the cause of the fire was still under investigation. Estimated damages were $5,000. West, who went to Paul L. Dunbar School, Laurel, for the fifth through

A sure sign of spring Members of the Delmar Fire Company Little League baseball team ride in the Delmar Little League parade in style last Saturday on opening day. Opening day for Laurel Little League, which will also include a parade, will be this Saturday. The parade starts at 8 a.m., followed by the opening ceremony and a day of games. Photo by Mike McClure

Cora Selby, Laurel, has fond memories of the Ross Point School that burned down April 10. Selby taught in the school from 1941 until it was closed in 1964. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

the ninth grades and graduated from William C. Jason Comprehensive School, Georgetown, in 1954 and Delaware State College in 1961, would like to see a marker erected at the site of the school. “I feel that graduates of that school, or children of those graduates, should get together and find a way to put

something there, to let the community know that a school once stood there that served some of the best children in the county, or even the state,” he said. Selby, 86, was the lone teacher in the one-room schoolhouse from March 1941, when she went there as a substitute, until 1964, when the Laurel Continued on page 4



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FUN FROM SOUTH OF THE BORDER - The Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary will hold its annual benefit auction, ‘Cinco De Mayo at Nanticoke,’ Saturday, May 5, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Pegeen and Samantha Brown Pediatric Fund, to create a children’s area in the hospital’s emergency department. From left, Frank Perdue, vice president of Delaware National Bank, which is sponsoring the event, customer service representative Heather Byrd, auctioneer Don Moore, auction mascot, Snickers, and auxiliary president, Janet Hubbard.

Relay for Life set for May 19 at NMH Mears Campus This year’s Western Sussex Relay for Life will be held on Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, at Nanticoke Health Services Mears Campus in Seaford. The focal points of the Relay for Life event are the survivors’ lap and the luminaria ceremony. Following opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 18 cancer survivors will be introduced and will kick off the event by taking a “victory lap.” This is an emotional time and helps to remind Relay participants about the purpose of the fundraiser. Highlighting the evening will be the lu-

minaria ceremony held at dusk to honor cancer survivors and remember those who died from the disease. On Thursday, May 17, a survivors’ reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Jimmy’s Grille Banquet Center in Bridgeville. Survivors will eat for free and there will be a $5 charge for the survivor’s guest. Cancer survivors who would like to take part in the Relay for Life may call Renee Griffith at 302-628-1928 or Mary Catherine Hopkins at 302-875-7308 for further information.


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Child’s death is under investigation The Delaware State Police are currently investigating the death of a 3-year-old Delmar resident who sustained an internal head injury on Thursday, April 19, 2007 while attending the Building Blocks Daycare in Delmar. Staff at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in Salisbury contacted investigators after they learned the child had some closed head injuries. The Delaware State Police and Delaware Division of Family Services opened an investigation after they learned the incident occurred at the Daycare facility. Investigators learned the child began to feel sick at the daycare after he apparently struck his head on something. The child did not display any visible injury. When the child returned home from the daycare still feeling sick, he fell asleep. A short time later family members found him unresponsive and called 911. The child was transported to PRMC where he was diagnosed with a closed head injury. The child was transferred by helicopter to Washington D.C. Children’s Hospital where he died on Sunday, April 22. The State Medical Examiners Office is also involved with the investigation.

Attempted abduction of child reported On Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 a.m. members of Laurel Police responded to the Laurel Middle School on North Central Avenue where an attempted abduction of a child was reported. A girl told police she was walking to school in the area of Spruce Street and East 5th Street when she was approached by an unknown black male in a small blue, box style, older car. The victim believes that the suspect is between 16 and 21 years of age. The victim said the suspect called her over to him several times. When she walked closer, the suspect told her to get in. At that point the victim fled on foot. Anyone with information about this vehicle or subject is asked to contact the Laurel Police Department at 875-2244. The Laurel School District will be sending a letter home with students for parents outlining the incident and what to do if anyone has attempted to pick up their child.

Everything Strawberry Garden Tour Saturday, May 19, the town of Laurel will celebrate strawberries and special gardens, as St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and the Laurel Garden Club join forces to present the first annual Everything Strawberry Garden Tour. More than 15 gardens in the Laurel area will be open to visitors, with each host garden marked by a huge strawberry sign. The gardens are developed and maintained by garden club members. At St. Philip’s Episcopal Church on South Central Avenue, the day’s events will begin at 8 a.m. with a light breakfast featuring coffee, sweet rolls, scrapple sandwiches and sausage biscuits. Inside the church buildings, and the educational building craft tables will offer merchandise. Included will be a nearly-new table, flea market items, a variety of plants, a full-sized quilt handmade by members of he Delmarvalous Quilters Quilt Guild and a baked-goods table. A luncheon including chicken salad and hot dogs will be served beginning at 11 a.m. Also available will be strawberry shortcake, chocolate-covered strawberries, strawberry ice cream, preserves, pie, cake and boxes of freshly-picked strawberries. Tickets are available now at St. Philip’s Parish House daily from 10 a.m. until noon. Cost is $8 now or $10 the day of the tour. Questions should be directed to Jan Harrington, 875-3269, or Shirley Skinner, 629-9378. Barbara Wise is the festival chairwoman. Terry Trujillo is in charge of the craft tables and flea market. Committee members include Marvin and Geraldine Taylor, David and Janice Kee, Jeff Dolby, Dot and Harvey Dolby, Lee Clark, Nancy Scholicker, Mike and Chuck Barton and the Women of St. Philip’s. As part of the celebration, Mayor John Shwed has proclaimed that May will be “Laurel Pride in Bloom Month.”

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Celebrating gardens and strawberries Laurel event will include a flea market, lunch and a garden tour Saturday, May 19, the town of Laurel will celebrate strawberries and special gardens, as St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and the Laurel Garden Club join forces to present the first annual Everything Strawberry Garden Tour. More than 15 gardens in the Laurel area will be open to visitors, with each host garden marked by a huge strawberry sign. The gardens are developed and maintained by garden club members. At St. Philip’s Episcopal Church on South Central Avenue, the day’s events will begin at 8 a.m. with a light breakfast featuring coffee, sweet rolls, scrapple sandwiches and sausage biscuits. Surrounding the church buildings, as well as inside the educational building, craft tables will offer merchandise. Included in this group will be a nearly-new table, flea market items, a wide variety of plants, a full-sized quilt handmade by members of he Delmarvalous Quilters Quilt Guild and a baked-goods table. A luncheon including chicken salad and hot dogs will be served beginning at 11 a.m. Also available will be strawberry shortcake, choco-

A luncheon including chicken salad and hot dogs will be served beginning at 11 a.m. Also available will be strawberry shortcake, chocolate-covered strawberries, strawberry ice cream, preserves, pie, cake and boxes of freshly-picked strawberries. late-covered strawberries, strawberry ice cream, preserves, pie, cake and boxes of freshly-picked strawberries. Tickets for the garden tour are available now, at St. Philip’s Parish House daily from 10 a.m. until noon. Cost is $8, $10 the day of the tour. Questions relating to the tour should be directed to Jan Harrington, 875-3269, or Shirley Skinner, 629-9378. Barbara Wise is the festival chairwoman. Terry Trujillo is in charge of the craft tables and flea market. Committee members include Marvin and Geraldine Taylor, David and Janice Kee, Jeff Dolby, Dot and Harvey Dolby, Lee Clark, Nancy Scholicker, Mike and Chuck Barton and the Women of St. Philip’s. As part of the celebration, Mayor John Shwed has proclaimed that May will be “Laurel Pride in Bloom Month.”

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Just 104 pounds, Selby was still boss of the schoolhouse Continued from page 1

School District was integrated and the Ross Point School closed. West credits her with creating pride in the school, among students as well as among members of the school’s community, which stretched from Laurel to Gumboro. “She taught us that we must be able to help each other, to make the school the best it could be,” he said. Selby also worked to make her students proud of themselves, West said. “She was very big on self-pride,” he said. “She made us feel that everybody was special. She taught us that our names and reputations will open doors that money will never open, and that people will remember how you treat people.”

‘She was like our angel’ Selby, who continued to teach after integration and went on to retire from the Laurel School District, was only 20 when she started her career at Ross Point. “I weighed 104 pounds and wore a size 4 and 1/2 shoe,” she said. “When it was

recess time, I would get out and play as hard as the kids.” But the children understood that she was the teacher. “When we got back inside, they all knew it was time to get back to work,” she said. The school held about 23 students, Selby said, in grades one through eight. “Handling all those kids of different ages took a lot of energy, and I had it,” she said. West said that when he started school, he stuttered. “Mrs. Selby was able to help me overcome my stuttering, with her expertise, knowledge and praise,” he said. That was part of what made him a lifetime Selby fan. But he was not alone in his fondness of his teacher. “Mrs. Selby was a delightful and very dedicated teacher who loved the community, who loved us and who loved our parents,” he said. “We all did everything we could to please her. She was like our angel.” Her work did not stop at the school-

Selby’s parents taught her the importance of school By Lynn R. Parks Cora Norwood Selby, 86, was born near Lewes, the eldest of four daughters. Her mother, Loretta Maull Norwood, was a housewife and her father, Clarence Page Norwood, who had a degree from Howard University, Baltimore, taught in the Friendship Elementary School near Millsboro. She began her education in Nassau 198C School – the “C” stood for “colored” – where she attended the first through the fourth grades. She attended Rabbit’s Ferry 201C in the sixth and eighth grades, skipping the fifth and seventh grades. She went to the Lewes Junior High School for her ninth grade and then, because there were no facilities for secondary education for black children in Sussex County, went to Delaware State College, Dover, for high school. She graduated in 1936 and stayed on at Delaware State, where she received her bachelor’s degree in education in 1940. Selby also has a master’s degree in education from the University of Delaware,

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which she received in 1959. She was one of the first blacks to live in campus housing, she said. “My supervisor told me that I did not need a master’s to work in a oneroom school,” she said. “But I have always wanted to learn.” For that love of learning, she credits her parents. “From the time we were little, we were taught the importance of school,” she said. Her parents also sent her three younger sisters, Agnes Scott, who died in 1999, Delores Handy, Harbeson, and Hilda Norwood, Lewes, to Delaware State. All retired from teaching. Selby recently retired from the board of trustees at Delaware State University, where she had served for 27 years. She is a mentor at North Laurel Elementary School, where she spends one day a week, helping children and working in the school library, and is president of the Laurel Senior Center and of the board of directors for Carvel Gardens, a public housing complex in Laurel. Her husband, Paul, died in 1985. She has five children, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Ross Point School, as it looked after the fire that gutted it. File photo by Pat Murphy

house door, he added. “She was the person who helped everybody,” he said. “Anybody who needed help with an obituary or with legal documents, she would help out with her knowledge of the written word.” West said that when he entered the classroom as an elementary teacher, Selby was his role model. “I was able to emulate in the classroom many things that she had done,” he said. Selby visited Bangs Avenue Elementary School, where West was principal, before he retired. “All of the staff came up to her and said that they were happy to finally meet my angel,” he said. “They felt like they knew her, because they had heard about her so much.”

Selby said that she likes to add up the number of children whom she taught who went on to be teachers. There are quite a few, she said. She also likes to think about the number of students who went on to complete high school, something that was not easy for African-Americans in Sussex County in the 1950s and early 1960s. “That school was in my heart,” she said. “I gave it, and the students, as much as I could. I just hope I helped somebody along the way.” And during those reflective moments, she realizes that she probably helped at least a few. “Sometimes,” she said, smiling, “I think about what I have done and say, ‘Cora, that’s not so bad.’”



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WILLING VOLUNTEERS - Nanticoke Health Services held its annual volunteer appreciation banquet last week. Volunteers were recognized for the numbers of hours they have given to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Above are the volunteers who were honored for having put in 500 hours at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. They are (not in order): Bill Hoag, Janet Hubbard, Sharon Mears, Yohko Doran, Dorothy Nichols, Roslyn Ryan, Gloria Burton, Dot Dixon, Ethel Ellingsworth, Marian Kesler, Betty Bevans, Suzanne Haught, Linda Robertson and Phyllis Hansen. Photo by David Elliott. See additional photos, page 16.

Downtown Delmar spruce-up benefits from sale of bricks By Mike McClure The Delmar Downtown Revitalization Committee recently received a grant to repair the caboose in the downtown area. The group is doing research into the paint and logos of trains during the 1900 period. The committee is also selling bricks which can be engraved and placed in the planned new sidewalk downtown. Bricks can be placed in a certain part of the sidewalk for an extra $50. The money will be used for the committee’s match for a DelDOT grant. The grant and match will fund the downtown street and sidewalk project which will include new street lights, sidewalks on both sides of the street and the cleanup of the park by the railroad tracks downtown. According to Chris Walter of the Delmar Downtown Revitalization Committee, the former doctor’s office across from the post office will become the Delmar Historical Museum. The building will feature an old doctor’s office as well as other historical artifacts from the town. The committee may also use the building as a meeting place.

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Chris Walter of the Delmar Downtown Revitalization Committee shows off a sample brick outside the old Delmar theater. Photo by Mike McClure

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Business Delmarva Poultry Industry recognizes achievements Dale Boyce of Laurel receives highest honor Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI), the trade association for the Delmarva Peninsula’s chicken industry, held its 51st annual Booster Banquet recently in Salisbury, Md. and recognized 17 individuals for outstanding work in or for the chicken industry. The J. Frank Gordy, Sr. Delmarva Distinguished Citizen Award, DPI’s highest honor, was presented to Dale A. Boyce, a long-time Sussex County, Delaware poultryman and community leader. In addition to being a poultry grower and internationally recognized authority on poultry house equipment, Mr. Boyce was a highly effective chairman of the DPI Grower Committee for seven years and served on the DPI Board of Directors. In his native town of Laurel, Mr. Boyce has been a leader in his church, the Laurel Chamber of Commerce, and the Laurel Redevelopment Corporation. He has headed programs for elderly and poor people and has been a volunteer for countless other community projects. He is a retired member of the Delaware National Guard. DPI’s Medal of Achievement awards were presented to Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner and University of Delaware poultry science professor Conrad Pope. Governor Minner was honored for her decades of service to the poultry and agricultural industries; as a member of the General Assembly, as Lt. Governor, and as Governor. She was also honored for her work on farmland preservation, personal involvement during the Peninsula’s successful effort to prevent the spread of avian influenza, portions of her Livable Delaware program to direct growth to desired areas that will help avoid conflicts with poultry farms, budget support for poultry diagnostics, support of Delaware’s nutrient management program and research on solar energy for chicken houses, and her recognition and championing of the poultry industry and the many benefits it provides to Delaware.

Dr. Pope was recognized for his technical service, research, and outreach to the chicken industry as a poultry diagnostician and educator at the University of Delaware. Following a distinguished veterinary career in the U.S. Army, Dr. Pope joined the University of Delaware. In his more than 20 years on the faculty, he has conducted experimental studies, performed diagnostic work on tens of thousands of chickens, and has developed and taught poultry courses. Additionally, DPI recognized 14 outstanding poultry producers. Selected by their companies from Delmarva’s 2,000 poultry growers, this year’s recipients are: Earl and Karla Beardsley, Nanticoke, Md. – Tyson Foods, Inc. Wendy Bingham, Delmar – Tyson Foods, Inc. Brian, Rose, and Brian William Derrickson, Pocomoke City, Md. – Tyson Foods, Inc. David Hoffman and Dorothy Jones, Pocomoke City, Md. – Mountaire Farms, Inc. Loockerman Farm, Inc., Carol Johnson, Bridgeville – Allen’s Hatchery, Inc. Doris and Edwin Meredith, Federalsburg, Md. – Perdue Farms Inc. Tom Nguyen, Bishopville, Md. – Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc. Fred O’Neal and Sons, Seaford - Perdue Farms Inc. Parker Farms, Inc., Cliff and Connie Parker – Frankford – Allen’s Hatchery, Inc. Rantz Purcell, Princess Anne, Md. – Perdue Farms Inc. Gregory Showell Farm, Frankford – Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc. Terry’s Farm and Peter’s Farm, Thoan Pham and Hoa Le, Pocomoke City, Md. – Mountaire Farms, Inc. Bill and Billy Thompson, Berlin, Md. – Perdue Farms Inc. Janice and Bill Vickers, Millsboro – Perdue Farms Inc.

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✳ APRIL 26 - MAY 2, 2007

Education LHS seniors earn scholarships Earlier this spring, Laurel High School’s National Honor Society nominated two senior members to compete in the National Honor Society Scholarship Program, funded by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Nominees Kate Downes and Caitlin Colby are two of 150 students nationwide who will receive $1,000 scholarships. In addition, Colby was named the state winner for Delaware and will receive a second, $500 scholarship. “All of us at Laurel High School are very proud of Caitlin Dolby and Kate Downes,” said principal Dean Ivory. “They exemplify our core values: discipline, achievement, work ethic, goals, and service. It is an honor to serve as their principal.” Downes plans to attend Clemson University and major in chemistry. “I feel honored to have been selected as a recipient of the National Honor Society Scholarship,” she said. “It has been a great opportunity to serve as a member and as a leader in the LHS chapter of this organization.” Colby plans to attend Lynchburg University and major in nursing. She said that she feels “very honored to receive such a prestigious scholarship for my dedication and commitment to my school and community. I enjoy participating in community service because it allows me to see a life outside of mine, one that is full of people in need. Through all of my volunteer work, I now possess stronger beliefs about community, honesty, and integrity that will last forever and sustain me through my education, career, and relationships. While I have acquired many tools from every aspect of high school, those outside the curriculum have shaped me for success in the future.” “In recognizing leadership and involvement in student activities as well as strong academic performance, the NHS scholarship acknowledges the importance of a well-rounded education. Co-curricular student activities help all students grow and are an essential part of the school curriculum,” said Rocco Marano, director of the National Honor Society.

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NEW MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY - Fourteen students were inducted into the Delmarva Christian High School Chapter of the National Honor Society recently. Back, from left: Caleb Craig, ‘09, Kattie Parsons, ‘09, Jeffrey Mohr, ‘09, Kolby Dukes, ‘09, Luke Mathews, ‘09, Sarah Gooss, ‘07, and Dustin Andersen, ‘08. Front : Kate Nathan, ‘09, Keri Hudson, ‘09, Chloe Johnson, ‘09, Meghan Whittington, ‘09, Lindsey Headley, ‘09, and Julie Ruse, ‘09. Absent from the photo is Peter Gorgui, ‘09.

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Child-care center recognized for promoting healthy lifestyles The Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Child Development Center was named one of the quarterly winners of the “Promoting Healthy Lifestyles” awards during a ceremony on Thursday, April 12, at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown. Given by the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition, the awards recognize area programs for promoting healthy lifestyle habits among the region’s youth. “We wanted to recognize Delaware Tech because of the great commitment they’ve shown to this program, primarily through policy change,” said Nancy Mears, a health promotion consultant with the coalition. “Children watch what adults do and (the Child Development Center) does a very good job of role modeling. You can’t tell children to do one thing and then do something else in front of them.” Through a partnership with Nemours Health & Prevention Services, a Newark-based nonprofit children’s health organization, the CDC works to send a daily message about nutrition and the importance of physical activity to more than 120 children. The Owens Campus facility is

also one of four early care and education centers in Delaware serving as test sites for the coalition’s 5-2-1-Almost None! healthy living initiative. “Winning this award just inspires us to continue with the mission of the coalition,” said Laurie Beauchamp, program director for the Child Development Center. “We want to continue carrying this healthy living message to our children, their families and the future early childhood educators.” The Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition exists to engage the entire community in collaborative, family-focused efforts to improve the health of children. They consider unhealthy eating and living habits among young people to be a growing epidemic in the United States. The CDC has been a supporter of the coalition’s mission since its inception last year. Staffers at the Delaware Tech facility require parents and/or guardians of participating children to send healthy meals for daily lunches. The campus’ food supplier, Lighthouse Cove and Catering, also assists in that mission by providing healthy meal alternatives to CDC participants. “If a child happens to bring in a lunch that doesn’t meet our

standards, we will supplement and then send a note home to give parents resources. A lot of times, it’s just a matter of educating the families,” Beauchamp said. “We just want them to be aware of the importance of eating healthy, and we will help them in that regard.” At the coalition’s quarterly meeting, awards are presented in an attempt to recognize organizations that have taken the organization’s mission to heart and have diligently worked to help improve the health and well-being of the region’s youth. In addition to early learning and child care, other sectors in which awards are given include school, media, community and health. Speaking on behalf of the coalition, Mears added that she hopes other child care organizations in Sussex County will follow the lead of Delaware Tech and make a greater effort in promoting healthy living among young people. “One thing that we do at the center is, any time our staff is eating with the children, we make sure they are eating healthy as well. Also, when we have gatherings with our parents or our staff, the food is always of a healthy nature,” Beauchamp said. “We

Preschoolers Branda Perdue, left, and Kiersyn White get in some of their daily exercise recently at the Delaware Technical & Community College Child Development Center. The facility was recognized on Thursday, April 12, for promoting healthy lifestyles.

try to carry the message all the way through.” The Child Development Center at Delaware Tech will celebrate its 10th anniversary in June. It focuses on the development of

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Police Journal Reward offered for area burglaries The Seaford Police is investigating several residential burglaries on Bradford, Porter, Market, and Pine Streets during April 6 - 13 between the hours of 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Suspects gained entry to the residences during daylight hours by breaking windows. Once inside, suspects ransacked the residence and removed video games, jewelry, and, in one case, a safe, which has been recovered. The Seaford Police Criminal Investigations Division is currently investigating these burglaries. If you have any information about the crimes, call 629-6644 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) involved.

Drive-by shooting strikes bystander On Saturday, April 21, at 3:16 p.m.,troopers responded to the development of Broad Acres (off Rte. 20) in reference to a drive-by shooting in which one person was struck by gunfire. The investigation revealed two male subjects occupying a 1994 white Honda Accord approached a 19-year-old male pedestrian and the three began to argue for an unknown reason. The passenger in the Honda displayed a gun and fired several shots at the 19-year-old pedestrian. The 19-year-old dove to the ground to avoid the gunfire and was not struck. Nearby, a 33-year old female was speaking

with a 63-year-old female. A stray bullet struck the 33-year-old female in the neck. She was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital by the 63-year-old and is listed in good condition. The driver of the Honda has been identified as Donnell Savage, 18, of the 24000 block of Jewel St. in Seaford. The shooter has been identified as Ernest Evans, 18, of the 400 block of Sussex Ave. in Greenwood. Warrants are on file at Troop 4 for these two subjects for the following charges - first degree assault, three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, three counts of aggravated menacing, two counts of reckless endangering, and three counts of second degree conspiracy. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Savage or Evans is asked to call 911 or 856-5850, ext. 219. Subjects are considered armed and dangerous.

Armed robbery at Seaford Super Soda On Friday, April 20 at 9:23 p.m., Seaford Police responded to the Super Soda Center on Bridgeville Hwy. in Seaford in reference to an armed robbery. Four suspects entered the store while one suspect approached the clerk, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. During the robbery, the other three suspects were taking snack cakes and cigars from display. The clerk gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money and all four suspects then fled the store toward the Chandler Heights


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apartment complex. Officers apprehended William Shelton, 18, Laurel, on Chandler Street. Shelton has been charged with first degree robbery, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by person prohibited, and three counts of second-degree conspiracy. Shelton was taken to Justice of the Peace court #3 and committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $68,000 bond pending a preliminary hearing at a later date. On April 24, while investigating the Domino's Pizza robbery, detectives came into contact with defendant #2, a 16-year-old juvenile from Seaford, who was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, and second-degree conspiracy. The defendant was taken into custody, arrested, and is waiting arraignment in Georgetown. Additional arrests are pending.

of third degree conspiracy. The juvenile was arraigned at Family Court and released on $10,000 unsecured bond. The second defendant is a 15-year-old Seaford juvenile, who has been charged with 16 counts of criminal mischief, 4 counts of third degree conspiracy, and resisting arrest. The defendant was arraigned at Family Court and committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $10,000 secured bond. The third defendant is a 13-year-old Seaford juvenile who has been charged with 16 counts of criminal mischief and 4 counts of third degree conspiracy. The defendant was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #4 and released on $2,400 unsecured bond pending Family Court. The fourth defendant is a 14-year-old Seaford juvenile charged with 16 counts of criminal mischief and 4 counts of third degree conspiracy.

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Seaford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division has been investigating the criminal mischief of 16 victim’s vehicles that had their tires cut on or about Saturday, April 7. The vehicles were parked in the Pine St. area west to Cedar Ave. area of Seaford. Detectives have arrested four defendants and a fifth is pending arrest. All four defendants are pending trial at Family Court at a later date. The four defendants include a 13-year-old Seaford juvenile who has been charged with 16 counts of criminal mischief and 4 counts

On Monday, April 23, at 11:06 p.m., Seaford Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at Domino's Pizza on N. Sussex Hwy. in Seaford. Three armed suspects confronted two store employees and demanded money. The suspects then fled with an undisclosed amount of money. Witnesses from another business observed the suspects run to the area of the Best Western Motel where two of the three suspects were apprehended in a second floor room of the motel with the stolen money and a BB gun resembling a .45 cal semi-auto pistol.

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MORNING STAR ✳ APRIL 26 - MAY 2, 2007 Donnell M. Savage, 20, Seaford, and a 16year-old juvenile have both been charged with two counts of the following: first degree robbery, possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a felony, wearing a disguise during commission of a felony, and second degree conspiracy. Savage will be taken to the Justice of the Peace Court #4 for bonding and the juvenile will go to Family Court in Georgetown for bonding pending preliminary hearings at a later date. Detectives are still looking for the third suspect who has been described as a black, light skinned male, age 16 or 17, and 5'7". Anyone with information is asked to call 6296644 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800TIP-3333.

While at this location, the victim met one of the suspects and eventually asked him for a ride to his home in Middletown. The suspect agreed and he and the victim left in an unknown vehicle that was occupied by a second suspect. Instead of driving the victim home, the suspects drove him east of Dover in the area of Little Creek. The suspects then made the victim get out of the vehicle and take his clothes off. The suspects then stole the victim’s clothes and money before they fled the area. After the incident, the victim walked to a nearby house for assistance. Anyone with information regarding the identity of these suspects is urged to call Detective Kevin McKay at 302-697-2105 ext. 305, or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

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A $20,500 reward is being offered for a home invasion robbery that occurred on Monday, Dec. 18 in the 1600 block of Darling Farm Rd. Two male suspects obtained keys to the home from an unlocked vehicle, which were used to enter the home through a garage door. A struggle occurred injuring the two homeowners. The suspects stole the male homeowner’s watch before fleeing. Both suspects were described as being between 5’8” and 6’ tall with muscular builds. Anyone with information should call Detective Mark Ryde at 302-697-4454, ext. 310, or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

On April 19 at 9 p.m., Laurel Police responded to the 800 block of West St. for a report of a female being held against her will. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a male subject in the residence and a female subject. While officers were talking with the female subject, the male subject got into a vehicle and fled the scene. The female victim advised that the suspect, whom she knew, contacted her at her residence and forced her into his vehicle at gunpoint. The victim advised that they drove around for a short time before ending up back at the suspect's residence. The suspect refused to let the victim leave until officers arrived. The suspect was observed riding around the scene a short time later and was taken into custody without incident. Kayshawn Holley, 36, Laurel, was charged with first degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm by person prohibited, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, and third degree assault. Holley was committed to SCI on $66,500 secured bond.

Burglary at Seaford Country Club On Wednesday, April 18 at 8:15 a.m., Seaford Police responded to the report of a burglary at the Seaford Golf and Country Club where unknown suspect(s) gained entry by breaking a window on the kitchen door. Once inside, the suspect(s) went to the bar area and removed several bottles of alcohol and a 25" RCA color television then fled through point of entry. The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call the Seaford Police at 629-6644 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP3333. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for the arrest and conviction of person(s) involved.

Victim robbed of clothes and money Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects who allegedly robbed a victim of his clothes and money on Monday, March 19, in the area of Quaker Lane. On the night of the incident, the 46-yearold victim was at an establishment in the Dover area shooting pool and drinking. Est.


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Two sex offenders apprehended Two registered sex offenders, who failed to re-register within seven days after an address change, have been apprehended in other states and returned to Delaware. Theodore S. Fitzcharles Jr., 31, of Bridgeville, was located in Missouri and extradited back to Delaware. Fitzcharles was arrested yesterday and charged with failing to re-register as a sex offender within seven days after an address change. Fitzcharles was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $1,000 secured bond. Michael D. Promprakai, 26, of Ellendale, was located in Arizona and extradited back to Delaware. Promprakai was arrested yesterday and charged with failing to re-register as a sex offender within seven days after an address change. Promprakai was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $1,000 secured bond.

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Summer at library to include reading club, Harry Potter fest As always, the Laurel Library has a strong commitment to supportA regular column ing the young about happenings at people in our community. This the Laurel Public Library summer we are pleased to be offering two reading programs. The Children’s Summer Reading Program starts off on June 13 with seven weeks of fun. Activities will include weekly meetings of an Acting Club, a Mystery Club and a Building Club. There are scheduled story times for preschoolers and school aged children. On top of that we will have visiting actors, story tellers, musicians and magicians. Don’t let your kids miss all the excitement. The Teen Summer Reading Program (grades 7-12) also begins on June 13 and will include “AnyThing Goes” a weekly after hours book club as well as a weekly Manga/Anime Club and an Acting Club. We also offer “teens only” recreation programs and the opportunity for teens to be-

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The Delmar Volunteer Fire Department has started a cadet program to attract young people into the department. Back, from left: Rob Thompson, head of the Delmar Fire Company cadet program, company president Jack Morris, Fire Chief Joe Morris Jr. and Deputy Chief Darrin Scott. Front- probationary members Josh Shirey, Eli Lewis, Brian Yeckley and Jason Morris and cadets Joe Pete and Tyler Thompson. Not pictured are probationary members James Jacko, Chris Walls, A.J. Campbell, Christopher Long, David Goslee, James Gijanto, Blair Carey, and Joe Najdek and cadet Nick Bond. Photo by Mike McClure

Fire company welcomes new cadets into its ranks By Mike McClure The Delmar Fire Company’s membership has increased by 17 so far this year, thanks in part to the addition of a cadet program. In additional to cadets, the company has new probationary and ambulance association members. The cadet program, which is believed to be the department’s first ever, started in January. Company president Jack Morris appointed Brooks Morris, Rob Hall, Deputy Chief Darrin Scott and Robert Thompson to serve on the cadet coordinating crew. Steve Twilley Jr. and Dave Carey were also committee members. “We’re trying to get them while they’re young before they get interested in something else,” said Thompson, who is the cadet program chair. Scott said trying to recruit and retain members is tough, so the department decided to start the cadet program. Tyler Thompson became the department’s first cadet, followed by Joe Pete and Nick Bond. According to Robert Thompson, the company has room for more cadets, as well as additional probationary members. He would like to get five cadets to get started and is hoping to eventually reach 10. Potential cadets need to be between the ages of 16 and 18, must have their parents’ permission, and must keep a grade point average of at least 2.0 in major subjects. Once a cadet turns 18 they can be voted on to become an active member. “When the fire whistle blows and you think you would like that then I encourage you to try it out,” Tyler Thompson said of the cadet program. Anyone wishing to join the program may call 302-846-2530. Jack Morris added that any community member in good standing who is 18 or older and who lives in the district or up to

a quarter mile outside of the Delmar fire district may become a member. New members must serve a one year probationary period before becoming active members.

TOWN OF LAUREL MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING RELOCATED The Town of Laurel Mayor and Council’s meeting will be relocated beginning the meeting of May 7, 2007. The meeting will be held at the Laurel Fire Hall Board Room, located at 205 Tenth Street, Laurel, Delaware. All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held the first and third Monday of each month. The meeting will continue to be held at the fire hall until further notice.

come library volunteers. As with all of our programs there is a limit to the number of children and teens we can include in these activities, so don’t forget to sign up early. Did you know that the library also offers a wonderful collection on parenting, located in the children’s area? There are more than 400 items, including resources for parents, people involved in home schools and day-care providers. There are also take home education kits for families with young children. And finally — all Harry Potter lovers should mark their calendars for Saturday, July 21. The library’s Teen Advisory Board has a Harry Potter Festival in the works, and we’ll be giving away two new Harry Potter books. The Teen Advisory Board is open to all teens, grades 7-12, and is a great place to make new friends and have lots of fun. For more information about the Teen and Children’s Summer Reading Program, or for any other questions, stop by our building at, 101 East 4th St., call us at 875-3184, or find us on the Web at

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New principal, Delmar High are a good match By Daniel Richardson Delmar High School has experienced many changes and seen many new faces over the past few years. One change just this year has been the addition of a new principal, Cathy Townsend. A well-educated individual, with two undergraduate degrees, one in mathematics and one in psychology, as well as a master’s in education, Townsend feels she has been well received by the community of Delmar. Townsend has spent much of her life in the Salisbury area, teaching math in schools including Wicomico High School and North Salisbury Elementary. For seven years before coming to Delmar, Townsend worked at Salisbury Middle School, as vice principal for one year and principal for six. Cathy Townsend When asked about her experience so far On the academic side of things, at Delmar, Townsend says, “I really like it. Townsend feels that one of the school’s It’s a nice school, a very supportive combiggest accomplishments was starting a munity, a nice staff, the kids are outstandpilot program in the seventh grade that aling. They have a solid program here.” lotted 90 minutes for math and 90 minutes The school seems to like her as well. for reading each day. School board member and mother of two “I feel like that is a real accomplishDelmar graduates, Joanne Gum, considers ment in that we are able to focus more on appointing Townsend as principal one of these skills and give the teachers more opthe best moves the portunities to make school board has real world connecmade. One of the school’s biggest actions in those subTownsend becomplishments was starting a jects,” Townsend lieves that one of the program in the seventh grade says. According to areas in which the that allotted 90 minutes for math Townsend, the school is now makschool hopes to be and 90 minutes for reading. ing major improveable to move that ments is discipline. program into the “Some discipline issixth and eighth grades. sues I felt needed to be tightened up,” she As with many schools in the area, resisays. During a discussion at the school dential growth and development is an isboard meeting on April 17, it was brought sue that is having an impact on the Delup that the school has fewer discipline mar School District. “Our numbers in problems than it did last year. middle school are much higher than our The approach that Townsend takes for numbers in high the the growth school administration is a kind of law and is really coming up through the ranks. As order mentality. Townsend believes in those students move up, the capacity of structured learning. She subscribes to the the school is going to become more of an idea that the fewer distractions, the more issue,” Townsend says. In response, a largfacilitating the school can be to learning. er cafeteria and classrooms are being When asked about what issue is most pressing for the school right now, Townsend added to the school. Townsend believes the future is bright responds, “tardiness. We have really tried to for Delmar. “Our job is to identify the pull in the reins on that, but there still doesstrengths of our kids, help them overcome n’t seem to be the focus that we feel our their weaknesses and guide them to where students and families should have on makthey need to be in life,” she says. ing sure they get to school on time.”

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On the Record Building Permits •04/04/07, Robert W. Durham, Trustee, Saddlebrook, Lot No. 48, Seaford Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $127,412 • Leslie R. Johnson, Rd./Neals School House to Oak Grove, Seaford Hundred, New Roof/Siding, $30,000 • Donald and Lucy S. Redden, N/Eighth Street, Ext., Lot No.1, Little Creek Hundred, Addition, $11,000 • 04/05/07, William L. and Margaret C. Bolen, Rantz Subdivision, Lot No. 7, Little Creek Hundred, Above Ground Pool, $5,024.95 • Ray L. and Charlotte a. Harris, W/Rt. No. 592, 1358', S/Rt. No. 565, Nanticoke Hundred, Pole Barn Farm Use, $14,400 • Bruce W. and Donna M. Vaden, NW/Rt. No. 562, W/Rt. No. 34, North West Fork Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $109,560 • Garland and Sherry L. Michie, SW/Rd. No. 565, Lot No. 4, Nanticoke Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $109,064 • Tommy Gray, Rd. to Laurel/Big Millsboro, Little Creek Hundred, Shingles/Floor, $10,460 • 04/10/07, Jerry L. and Mary J. McDorman, SW/Rt. No. 404, 972', SE/Rt. No. 563, North West Fork Hundred, Pole Building,

$10,800 • Passwaters Farm LLC, Heritage Shores, Lot No. 1, North West Fork Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $101,435 • Passwaters Farm LLC, Heritage Shores, Lot No. 191, North West Fork Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $135,230 • Passwaters Farm LLC, Heritage Shores, Lot No. 333, North West Fork Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $167,468 • Allens Hatchery, Inc., Abutting W Edge of 40 Acres, Seaford Hundred, Hatchery/Granery, $2,650,000 • Marian L. Morris, Middleford N/Rt. No. 46, Seaford Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $141,604 • Harold C. and Nancy H. Hearn, Bethel W/SD Vine Street, Broad Creek Hundred, Addition, $10,368 • Sandra A. McMurtrie, Trustee, Lot No. 187, Lewes & Rehoboth Hundred, Porch/Walkway, $466,297.80 • Kirshna Hospitality LLC, W/Rt. 13, 1100', N/Rt. 20, Seaford Hundred, Hotel, $3,900,000 • Pelican Square LLC, SW/Rt. 1, Corner of SE/Rt. 283, Lewes & Rehoboth Hundred, Remodel Super Fresh, $800,000..

Marriage Licenses Sussex County Clerk of the Peace George Parish joyfully announces the following couples have obtained marriage licenses: • Antonio O. Hopkins, Seaford to Unice Leatherbury, Seaford • William N. Bennett, Jr., Seaford to Dana Elizabeth Bratten, Seaford • Timothy A. Reedy, Laurel to Kelly A. Wolf, Laurel • Joseph Walter Smith, Laurel to Ashley Nicole Patchett, Laurel • Michael Allen Baker, Seaford to Cara Rogers Phillips, Seaford • Chad Avery Timmons, Seaford to Brandi Renee Dietz, Seaford • Andrew Earl Jackson, Seaford to Jessica Robin Hearn, Seaford • Joseph Allen Kelly, Seaford to Elizabeth D. Cunningham, Lincoln • Thomas E. Swann, Bridgeville to Nancy Bryant, Bridgeville • Kenneth David Warren, Greenwood to Lori Ann Smith, Greenwood

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My children weren’t surprised YNN ARKS when I told them last week that the lawn mower was broken. They, after I heard a rattle. Rather, a regular tapping, all, grew up in this house and they well remember our constant strugthe kind of noise a bicycle wheel makes gles to keep a grass-cutting machine when a playing card is inserted in the in good working order. spokes. “Well, that happens every spring,” said my son, who lives in healthy engine ever emits. “Maybe it will an apartment and whose landlord cut the go away, maybe it will go away,” I chanted yard just once last year. “And summer, and to the beat of the blades. fall,” he added. It didn’t. And just moments later, near But this was different. This wasn’t a that cherry tree to which in an earlier round mower from the past, its engine pieced toI had shown such confidence, the blades gether from several mother engines. Rather, stopped whirling. The engine was still gothis was a nearly brand new mower, only ing, I could continue on my trips around one year old, that had just returned home the yard, but to no purpose. There would be from a $200 inspection and oil change. no cutting. There was no excuse for any problem. I got out of my seat to investigate the On the day that I decided to mow our problem. There, lying on the ground around grass for the first time this season, I walked me, were pieces of belt. When I lifted the out confidently, maybe even with a swaghood, I could see that the belt that had once ger, to our big yellow lawn mower and connected the engine’s drive wheel to the hopped into the seat. I anticipated no diffiseveral gears of the mowing deck was in culty in starting the engine, and indeed shreds. A sad state for a belt. there was none. Even my husband, who can work magic There was a brief overture and then the with all kinds of problems, had no solution symphony of a fully-operational, healthy for this one. He advised me to call the lawn machine. Music to my ears. mower shop that had just completed the The first trip around the yard, cutting a tune-up — the man who answered the swath along the edge of the freshly-plowed phone there told me that it would be four field that surrounds us, went well. As did days before his employees could pick up the second, third and fourth trips. No ratthe machine and consequently five days, if tles, no bangs, no sudden decreases in enereverything went well, before I could regy. Even when I had to turn off the engine, sume my grass cutting. dismount and move lawn chairs out of the I nearly wept. The dandelions and wild way, I encountered no problems. The enonions cheered. They were to get a reprieve gine came back on as soon as directed to and I, because for some strange reason I do so. can take a messy house but I can’t abide an In the middle of my fifth trip around the unkempt lawn, would not be able to enjoy yard, I heard a rattle. Rather, a regular tapthe upcoming wonderful weather the foreping, the kind of noise a bicycle wheel casters were promising. makes when a playing card is inserted in Three days have passed. The shop emthe spokes. ployees are due to pick up the lawn mower “Nothing to worry about,” I told the today and hopefully, tomorrow I will be cherry tree as I passed by. I may have even able to finish the cutting job. smiled. If it doesn’t rain, that is. Now, spring The tapping continued. I reasoned that showers, the kind that really turn a lawn one of the old, dried corn husks, leftovers green, are promised through the week, from last year’s harvest, that I had run over something about a stationary front that’s had jumped up under the hood and was going to position itself over us. pinned against one of the moving parts, It could be that, as the grass slowly causing the rhythmic noise. As the mower moves toward window height and it becontinued to move, and the blades to spin, I comes increasingly difficult for me to walk saw no need for further investigation. through our lawn, I fall into spring madIn the middle of the sixth round, I noness. I don’t suppose, if that happens, that ticed an odor, that hot, burning odor that no my children would be surprised.

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Nanticoke Health Services holds 2007 Volunteer Banquet at Laurel Fire Hall Nanticoke Health Services honored volunteers at the annual volunteer banquet last week at the Laurel Fire Hall. Recognition was given to volunteers who are members of the 5,000 Hall of Fame; auxilian of the year, Betty Bevans; and volunteer of the year, Bill Hoag. Top photo (not in order) are 10 members of the Nanticoke Health Services 5,000 Hall of Fame. The members are Bea Derickson, Sally Higgins, Dot Dixon, Jo Kugler, Virginia Barton, Lois Ewing, Don Ewing, Becky Kripaitis, Nancy Cook-Marsh, Dorothy Nichols, Frances Fisher, Charles Burlingame, and Ruth Sneller. Bottom left, Nanticoke Health Services auxilian of the year Betty Bevans is shown with Auxiliary President Janet Hubbard, left, and NHS President and CEO Doug Connell during the annual volunteer banquet which took place last week at the Laurel Fire Hall. Bottom right, Nanticoke Health Services volunteer of the year Bill Hoag is shown with NHS President and CEO Doug Connell, right, and Jean Baldwin. Hoag was recognized at the annual volunteer banquet last Thursday. Photos by David Elliott

Friends and family plan benefits for Davis Family and friends have scheduled two benefits for Melissa-Lamont Davis of Seaford who is currently fighting her second round of cancer in 4 years. Melissa was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2004 and a reoccurrence in November 2006 in her hip and lungs. She has been undergoing weekly treatments. There will be a basket bingo on May 7 at the Seaford Moose. There are over 30 baskets donated from the community at this time, which are filled with several items. We will have multiple Vera Bradley items, and some of the baskets included are the hamper, newspaper, medium washday and the large boardwalk basket. We also have many door prizes, silent and Chinese auction items, a dessert table and

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Lean Marie Thomas and Craig Dickerson

Raymond and Nancy Thomas of Seaford announce the engagement of their daughter, Lean Marie Thomas to Craig Dickerson, son of Ron and Marsha Dickerson of Laurel and the late Penny Dickerson of Seaford. The bride-to-be is attending Wilmington College. Her fiancé is self-employed, at Seaford Subway Inc. A July 7, 2007 wedding is planned.

Dunn-Storck and Brown to marry Ruth Storck of Bridgeville announces the engagement of her daughter, Jennifer Jeannette Dunn-Storck, to Christopher Lee Brown, son of Terry and Doug Brown of Laplata, Md. The bride-to-be, a ‘95 graduate of S. Hagerstown High in Hagerstown, Md., is in administration with Home Paramount. Her fiancé is a ‘95 graduate of Laplata High in Laplata, Md., and works at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Their wedding is planned for September. Formal invitations are being issued.

CELEBRATING MORE THAN A CENTURY - Bernice Lyon, center, of Delmarva Rehabilitation and Care, Delmar, recently celebrated her 105th birthday. She was joined by more than 50 guests and staff of the facility at her party. With Lyon are niece, Rita Ryle, left, and Rosa Callaway, her sister-in-law, right. Lyon was a teacher in the Dorchester County school system for many years. Photo by Pat Murphy. AFTER-TEST PARTY Students at Central Elementary School in Seaford enjoyed a family night following the state testing. The event was sponsored by the PTO. The theme for the night was “Survivor” Party: I Survived the DSTP. Among the activities was a contest to see who could build the highest tower that could stand on end for at least a minute. These children, who built the highest tower, show off their creation.

Jennifer Jeannette Dunn-Storck and Christopher Lee Brown



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CHURCH BULLETINS St. Luke's Bible study May 3 The newly formed Seaford Chapter of The Brotherhood of St. Andrew meets every Wednesday evening with a Bible study at 7 p.m. in St. Luke's Parish House. The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is the oldest ministry for men of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. Their goal is to promote evangelism and to draw men to Jesus Christ. The Seaford Chapter's current project is the distribution of door hangers which tell about the Episcopal Church and inviting those who do not already attend a church to attend worship at St. Luke's. The plan is to deliver these door hangers throughout Seaford and the surrounding areas.

National Day of Prayer May 3 National Day of Prayer will be Thursday, May 3. Prayer services will be held at the Bridgeville Historical Society Park on Delaware Avenue and Williams Street. Services will commence at 7 p.m. Join your neighbors to pray for our community, state and nation.

Chorale Concert May 6 The 30-voice Chorale of Philadelphia Biblical University, Langhorne, Pa, will present a sacred concert on Sunday, May 6, at 8:30 and 11:15 a.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford and then again that evening at 7 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church, 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville. The Chorale will present a music ministry under the direction of Dr. David Shockey featuring a varied selection of Chorale music, including hymn arrangements, spirituals, and great choral classics. This program is part of a series of concerts

which will climax with an eight-day tour through Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Featuring a faculty of performing artists, PBU's School of Music and Performing Arts offers a comprehensive program designed to prepare students for professional music careers. PBU offers four 5-year double degree music programs, which lead to a Bachelor of Science in Bible and a Bachelor of Music in church Music, Music Education, performance or Composition. The constant demand for Christian musicians provides a large and varied choice of career employment for PBU music graduates. Students also find ready acceptance to graduate schools throughout the country. Since 1972, PBU had been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, among other professional accrediting associations.

Union UMC Biblical Chorale May 6 The 30 voice Chorale of Philadelphia Biblical University, Langhorne, Pa., will present a sacred concert on Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m., at the Union United Methodist Church, Bridgeville. The Chorale will present a music ministry featuring a varied selection of choral music, including hymn arrangements, spirituals, and some of the great choral classics. Dr. David Shockey is Chorale Director at PBU. This program is part of a series of concerts which will climax with an eight-day tour through Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Featuring a faculty of performing artists, PBU's School of Music and Performing Arts offers a comprehensive program designed to prepare students for professional music careers. PBU offers four 5-year double degree music programs,

which lead to a bachelor of science in Bible and bachelor of music in church music, music education, performance, or composition. The constant demand for Christian musicians provides a large and varied choice of career employment for PBU music graduates. Students find ready acceptance to graduate schools throughout the country. Since 1972, PBU has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, among other professional accrediting associations. Call 337-7409 for more information.

Mt. Calvary U.M.C. Choir

Benefit Concert April 27

Healing and Miracle Services

A Free Benefit Concert at Sam Yoder's Farm, Houston, on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. Featuring: "Precious Memories," "Pink Grass," "Bethany Praise Ensemble." This is a benefit concert to raise relief money for a family with health and financial concerns. A love offering will be taken. Pastor Paul Dodd (302) 398-3481; F. Moore, Music Coordinator, (302) 4227484.

Prayer, Praise & Worship service Central Worship Center (formerly Epworth Fellowship Church) in Laurel will host an evening Prayer, Praise & Worship service on Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to all. The CWC Worship Team will be sharing contemporary music. Intercessory prayer partners will be on hand to lift up your needs. COME EXPECTING! Nursery will be provided. Central Worship Center is located at 14545 Sycamore Road in Laurel, Delaware. For more information contact the church office at 875-7995.

The Spirit of Mt. Calvary Choir Anniversary, Saturday, April 28, at 6 p.m. All Choirs and Praise Dancers welcome. On Sunday, April 29, at 4 p.m, there will be a service for one of our members, Sister Maxine Neal Hemmeian. Bishop James J. Green of Soul Outreach Christian Center, Cambridge and "The Anointed Five" will be our guest. The church is located at 28 Church St., Bridgeville. For more information contact Sister, Betty Murray at 337-8880. Messiah's Vineyard Church, Laurel, will have Healing and Miracle services on April 29. Come and join us with Pastor Billy Burke, from Billy Burke World Outreach, for a life-changing healing and miracle service on Sunday morning, April 29, at 9:30 a.m., and Sunday evening, April 29, at 7 p.m. For more information visit Dr. Carl G. Vincent is Senior Minister, and Pastor Barry B. Dukes is Senior Pastor at the church, 875-4646.

National Day of Prayer On May 3rd at 12:15 p.m., the National Day of Prayer will be observed at the Seaford City Hall at 414 High Street in Seaford. The services are expected to last approximately 30 minutes. Information can be obtained by calling the City of Seaford at 629-9173, or Richard Huston at 629-8778.

Bridgeville Prayer Breakfast The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville will continue its sponsorship for the CommuniMore Church news on page 40

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

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

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

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

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 Sunday Traditional Family Worship, 11:00 a.m.

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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




The missed Imus Angle By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church


Some stories just won’t go away. In the vernacular of the The only thing that business, when a story continues to keeps these people on gain steam, it is said to “have legs.” The Don Imus story has had the air is money. Radio the legs of a marathon runner. stations keep shows that At risk of once more considermake money and dump ing an already near-exhausted topic, I believe there are a couple anshows that don't. gles that haven’t been discussed very much- but they are important. millions of people listen to shock jocks The first question has been “Why did and buy their stuff. Imus get fired for saying this?” The first I’ve been on this soap box before, but question should have been, “Why has it we prop these people up and then display taken this many years for Imus to get outrage when we decide they have crossed fired?” His rants are so insulting and so a line. We fuss about Brittney Spears, but crude; they are simply an injection of have we bought her album for our chilmore hatred and more filth into our sociedren and dressed our teens in clothes that ty. Did no one see the handwriting on the make them look like her? wall that those who always push the enveI was at a sporting event the other day lope eventually tear it? where a young girl, probably about 9 That leads to the second question, years old, performed a skating routine to a “Who will really miss him now that he is song that used a curse word and talked gone?” Is there really so much need or about being drunk. Has all of our discernsuch shock jocks that we can’t live withment flown out the window? out them? Would our lives be any less if We have Don Imus because we asked Imus, Howard Stern, and Opie and Antho- for him. Now he is gone, but my question ny took a rocket to Mars and set up shop is, “who will we ask to fill his void?” If there? Are we so devoid of entertainment recent pop history is any indicator, the one that we just have to hear these guys? we get to replace him will probably be This leads to the final question, “Don't worse than the one that just walked out we ultimately get what we deserve anythe door. God help us. how?” The only thing that keeps these people on the air is money. Radio stations The Rev. Crofford is Senior Pastor keep shows that make money and dump at Laurel Wesleyan Church. You may shows that don't. Advertisers put their cash where people are listening. Millions upon email

Prayer Breakfast with the Mayor You are invited to Breakfast with the Mayor on Wednesday, May 9 at 7 a..m. A Prayer Breakfast Buffet will be held in honor of Edward H. Butler, Jr., Mayor of the City of Seaford at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. Speaker for the special event will be Randy Chambers of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Proceeds from the event will benefit of the newly renamed Seaford Mission in Seaford. The Mission, which serves men returning to independent living after substance abuse or incarceration, is now known as Mission of Hope. It is located on North Street in Seaford. This program has been serving

the community as The Seaford Mission for the last eleven years. The program has an impressive rate of success and instills self confidence through the teachings of the Bible. Its emphasis is on spiritual healing, education, behavior modification and training for the workplace. Tickets for the prayer breakfast are $15 and benefit the Mission, which also feeds the homeless daily. Tickets are available in Seaford at the Mission of Hope, at Trinity Transport, at the Seaford Chamber of Commerce and at the office of the Seaford Mayor & Council. Call 629-2559 for more details.

543 N. BRADFORD ST., SEAFORD, DEL. • 629-7161

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

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

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

302-629-8434 •

MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 4:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30-5 p.m.; Sun. 8-8:25 a.m.


Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6 pm Children’s Church 10:45 am SPANISH Worship 10:45 am Wednesday Activities 7 pm Pastor: Homer McKeithan Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”

LAUREL-MT. PLEASANT CHARGE 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814 Pastor: Rev. Timothy P. Jones

Sunday Morning Wed. Bible Study & Worship & Children’s Children’s Discovery Club 7:00 PM Ministries 10:00 AM “Flowing in Power and Love to a Parched and Thirsty World”

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

King’s St. George’s Mt. Pleasant

Worship Sun. Sch.

Gordy Rd. .......... 8:50....10:00 St. George Rd. .... 10:10..... 9:00

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


SUNDAY WORSHIP 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 Laremore • Rev. Andrew Kerr SUNDAY WEDNESDAY 8:30 Worship 6:45 Pioneer Clubs (age 3 9:45 Sunday School thru grade 6) & Divorce Care® 11:00 Worship/Kids Church 7:00 Prayer Service & Youth Group (grades 7-12) 7:00 Evening Service

A Gathering Of Faith Come together under Christ’s roof and share together in his love. Attend Church this Sunday

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

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

Proclaiming Faith 4 pm Sunday on WKDI 840 AM Radio

Food Outreach Emergency Food

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

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 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

Laurel Wesleyan Church

The Gift of His Love

315 High St. • Seaford, DE

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

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

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OBITUARIES Charles Edward Dismuke, 57 Charles Edward Dismuke of Frankford, died April 14, 2007 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was born on July 7, 1949, a son of Charles and Geraldine Dismuke in Selbyville. He was educated in the public schools of Delaware graduating from Selbyville High School in 1967. During his life, Charles embarked on several careers, all of which were successful. He served in the U.S. Army and the Delaware National Guard. He was a custodian, car salesman, Delaware State Trooper, and most recently district manager with United Insurance Company. He was Charles Edward with United InsurDismuke ance Company for 25 years. Mr. Dismuke enjoyed his motorcycle and took a leadership role in keeping the Club together. He was an avid photographer both professionally and for pleasure. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends especially his precious granddaughters affectionately known as “Charlie’s Angels. “ Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a younger brother Gerald Dismuke. He is survived by his devoted wife of 30 years, Andrea ; two daughters, Quandora Dismuke of Selbyville and Katrina Hooper and a special son-in-law James Hooper of Virginia Beach ,Va.; three granddaughters, Noel Dismuke, Jade and Kennedy Hooper. Also surviving him are: his stepmother, Catherine Dismuke of Salisbury, Md.; two sisters, Delores Justice of Dover, and Cynthia Gibson and husband Gerald of Millsboro; Four brothers, Gordon Dismuke and wife Bernice of Aguata, Ga., Donald Dismuke of Newport News, Va., Duane Dismuke and wife Francita of Frankford, and Adrian Dismuke of Millsboro; his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Hall of Millsboro; three brothers-in-law, Wilson Hall and wife Deborah of Newark, Henri Hall and wife Doreen of Snow Hill, Md,, Craig Hall of Millsboro; sister-inlaw, Schan Hall of Seaford. Survivors also include a host of favorite nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and their families, and special friends, the Black Knights Motorcycle Club. Services were Wednesday, April 18, at Calvary Pentecostal Church, Bishopville, Md. The Rev. Claudia Waters officiated. Letters of condolence may be emailed to, or

Eunice E. Dize, 75 Eunice E. Dize of Blades died on Monday, April 16, 2007 at home. She was the daughter of the Rev. Martin and Edith Larson of Bridgeport, Conn. Mrs. Dize was the owner of Seaford Coin Operated Laundry. She worked for Gant Shirt makers in Seaford for 37

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years and at the Methodist Manor House for 10 years. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Thomas, and a son, Bobby Thomas. Her second husband of 35 years, John Dize died in 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Cathie Sheridan and her husband, Larry, with whom she lived; a brother and sister-in-law, Alton and Ruth Robinson of Clearwater, Fla. She also has four children by marriage, Jay Fox, Flora Brown, Henry Rae and Wayne Dize and 12 grandchildren. A special thanks to Stacey and Gus Coffin, Blake Colamaio, Brian and Terri Sheridan. Funeral Services and burial were private. The family suggests donations may be made to Delaware Hospice Inc., 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947. Arrangements were handled by Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford, DE.

James M. Shuler, 65 James M. Shuler, 65, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. The Lord called him home while he was surrounded by his closest family. He was born April 17, 1942 in Bais-

What must I do to be saved? Acknowledge your sin and place your trust in Christ. All who place their trust in Christ in this way are adopted as God’s children. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. — Romans 3:23 The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. — Romans 6:23 God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. — Romans 5:8 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. — Romans 10:9

sevain, Va., a son of James Franklin Shuler and Mary Ellen Atwell Shuler. Mr. Shuler was the owner of Jim’s Custom Cutting in Delmar. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a good sportsman hunter James M. Shuler and enjoyed working with children who were learning the sport. He was a member of the Assateague Mobile Fishing Association, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the NRA. Jim enjoyed caring for others. There was a circle of older people in Delmar and in North Carolina whom he enjoyed helping. He was always there to lend a hand to a friend. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Lindsey Nixon. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Virginia Shuler; a daughter, Candy Renner and her husband Bill of Pennsville, N.J.; and his granddaughter, Kaylin Nixon of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Michelle Hicks and her husband Micah, and grandchildren, Richard and Amanda Fithian; and son-in-law, Dickie Fithian, all of Pennsville, N.J; daughter, Jamie Gilbert and her husband Gene, and grandchildren, Zachary Inman, Bailey Gilbert and Brooke Gilbert; and son-in-law, Bobby Inman, all of

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.)


Amos Noble Callaway Jr., 85 Amos Noble Callaway Jr., of Gate City, Va., formerly of Bridgeville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at his residence. Mr. Callaway was born June 13, 1921 near Federalsburg, a son of Amos Noble Callaway Sr and Mabel S. Clark Callaway. Mr. Callaway was a trucker in his early years and a farmer for more than 50 years until September 1995, when he was forced to retire due to health problems. He loved driving tractors and the combine. He loved fox hunting and was a member of the Fox Hunting Club in

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

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

Christ Lutheran Church

SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

Pennsville, N.J.; two brothers, Donald and Clyde Shuler of Princess Anne, Md.; two sisters-in-law, Jessie Burchette of Hays, NC and Betty Shuler of Willards, Md.; a nephew, Bobby Shuler, as well as many nieces and nephews, a special friend, Ann Alexander of Mardela Springs, Md., and his beloved cat “Snugs.” Funeral services were held Sunday, April 22, at the Short Funeral Home, Delmar. Pastor Oren Perdue officiated. Interment was at St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Delmar. In memory of Mr. Shuler, contributions may be sent to Delmar Little League, PO Box 518, Delmar, DE 19940; or to the Delmar Fire Department, P.O. Box 143, Delmar, DE 19940. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

Corner of Shipley & Spruce Sts.

A Family Friendly Church Home for You Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 11 am Phone: 629-9755 Bible School for the Mentally Challenged Saturday at 10 am

“Welcome Home!”

Senior Pastor

Wesley United Methodist Church

Mark Landon

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

7046 Seashore Hwy. Bridgeville, DE 19933


Church of God

Fax 302-337-8769

Worship Services: Seeker Service 8:30 am • Sunday School 9:30 Morning Worship 10:45 am • Wed. Night 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 Minister of Music: Rev. David James


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

629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 • Sunday: Midweek Activities: Church School........9:45 am Call for Details Morning Worship......11 am Children’s Church & Youth Explosion ........6 pm Nursery Provided Evening Worship.........7 pm *Counseling by appt. only Tuesday: Thursday: Bible Study & Family Corporate Prayer.........7 pm ‘Come and Grow with Us!’ Training Hour ........... 7 pm

MORNING STAR ✳ APRIL 26 - MAY 2, 2007 Harrington. He loved trains and knew the history of most of the train lines along the East coast. He also enjoyed watching the history channel and reading about history, especially WorldWar II. In his younger days, he played music with a local country band playing the guitar and the violin. Before relocating to Virginia, he was an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church near Oak Grove. Besides his parents, he also was preceded in death by his brother, Clark Callaway, in March of 1996. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Myrtle Coulbourne Callaway; one son, A. Noble Callaway III of Bridgeville; two stepsons, Larry Edens of Church Hill, Tenn., and Gary Edens of Gate City, Va.; seven grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Graveside services were Saturday, April 21, at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, Va. Burial was in Gate City, Va. A memorial service will be held at Bethel United Methodist Church near Oak Grove, on Saturday, April 28 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Karen Bongard will be officiating the service. The family suggests memorial contributions to Bethel Community House, Inc., Land Fund, in care of Abel Rosales, Treasurer, 7274 Todd’s Wharf Rd., Preston, MD 21655.

Paul Hudson, 73 Paul Hudson of Millsboro passed away peacefully at home with his family on April 15, 2007. Mr. Hudson was a son of Harlie W. and Edna M. Hudson of Millsboro. He graduated from Millsboro High School, and retired in 1996 after 33 years with Suburban Propane/Collins & Ryan. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, horseback riding with his granddaughters, and stock car racing with his grandson. His greatest joy was just spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Timothy Hudson, Osborne Hudson, Preston Hudson and Samuel Hudson. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Phyllis Annie Rudisill-Hudson; two daughters, Pamela Hudson Busby of Bridgeville, and Suzanne Lingo and sonin-law Donald C. Lingo, Sr. of Millsboro; three grandchildren-Donald C. Lingo Jr., Heidi S. Lingo, and Jaime L. Busby and one great-grandson-Donald C. Lingo III. Also surviving are two sisters, Ruth Ayres of Lewes, and Lois White of Rehoboth, and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 24, at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro. Contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice Southern Division, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947. Arrangements were handled by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.

Velda Bradley Shockley, 84 Velda Bradley Shockley of Sharptown, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at Wicomico Nursing Home in Salisbury, with her family by her side. Born in Sharptown, she was a daughter of George F. Bradley and Ruth M. Windsor Bradley.

Mrs. Shockley attended Asbury United Methodist Church in Sharptown, where years ago she was active in the United Methodist Christian Women’s group. She was a member of the Sharptown American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She loved flowers, gardening and was an excellent cook and baker. Cakes were her specialty and she enjoyed making cakes to share with her family and friends. What she cherished the most was spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Norris K. (Bob) Shockley, who passed away in 1999; a granddaughter, Wanda L. Brixner; two brothers, Claude Bradley and Donald L. Bradley; and three sisters, Elizabeth B. Carey, Frances B. Phillips and Edith B. LeCates. She is survived by a son, Larry W. Shockley and his wife, Sharon of Mardela Springs; three daughters, Audrey S. English and her husband Herman of Sharptown, Nancy S. Abbott of Mardela Springs and Peggy S. Shaver and her husband Mike of Mardela Springs; nine grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, George Edward Bradley of Sharptown; a sister, Mary B. Culver of Sharptown; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 23, at Short Funeral Home, Delmar. The Rev. Stephen Willing officiated. Interment was at Fireman’s Cemetery in Sharptown. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Asbury United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 585, Sharptown, MD 21861; or to Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern Shore Chapter, 213 W. Main St., Suite 205, Salisbury, MD 21801.

John P. “Jack” Thompson, 86 John P. “Jack” Thompson of Seaford passed away quietly on Friday, April 20, 2007 at LifeCare at Lofland Park in Seaford. Mr. Thompson was born in Baltimore, Md., raised in Oxford, Md. and graduated from Easton High School in 1939. In 1941, he started working for the DuPont Company in Seaford. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. He returned from the service and went back to work for DuPont for 42 years, retiring in 1983. He was an avid golfer, and was a John P. “Jack” member of the Thompson Seaford Golf and Country Club for 57 years, also working there part-time for 36 years as the relief manager. He was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Seaford and was a lifetime member of the American Legion in Seaford. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 61 years, Rosalie Tarun Thompson, whom he married in 1946 after returning from WW II; two sons, John P. Thompson Jr. and his wife Kari and James Thompson and his fiancée Faye Reynolds, all of Seaford; a daughter, Shaun Thompson and her fiancé Jeff Solomon of Lakeland, Fla.; and a sister,

Ethel Selters of Maitland, Fla. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Erica Beck and her husband Joe of Cleburne, Texas, Johnny Thompson III, Caroline Thompson, Garrett Rust of Seaford, Brett Bisbe and his wife Kym of Cape Coral, Fla. and Taylor Bisbe of Lakeland, Fla.; and two great-grandchildren, Victoria and Cooper Bisbe of Cape Coral, Fla. Memorial Services were on April 25, at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Seaford. Burial was private. Contributions may be made to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 315 High St., Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements were handled by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

Albert Coulbourn Tull, 81 Albert Coulbourn Tull of Seaford passed away Friday, April 20, 2007 at Genisis Elder Care, Seaford. A lifelong resident of Seaford, Mr. Tull was born on June 2, 1925, a son of Horace A. and Mildred Pusey Tull. After graduating from Seaford High School in 1943, Albert went to work for Hastings & Eskridge Company where he was employed for more than 35 years as a carpenter and cabinet maker. Mr. Tull was a noted woodworker and his artisan craftsmanship was sought after by many local residents. He was also a part-time farmer, helping with the family farm well into his seventh decade. He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church and the Seaford Elks Lodge. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Cora Doretta Brasure Tull in April of 2006. He is survived by two sons, David A. Tull and his wife Sue of Seaford, and Richard W. Tull and his wife, Nadine of Bear; three grandchildren, Leigh Anne Tull and Matthew D. Tull both of Seaford, and R. W. Tull of Wilmington; a great-grandchild, Natalee Ann Tull of Seaford; his brother, William H. Tull and his wife Ruth of Seaford; sisters-in-law Arneva Wolfe of Dagsboro and Maxine Brasure of Millsboro; a brother-in-law, Dewitt Wolfe of Dagsboro and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 25, in St. John’s United Methodist Church, Seaford. The Rev. Boyd B. Etter officiated. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. The family suggests contributions may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 299, Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements were handled by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford, DE.

The Rev. Ruth Morris, 86 The Rev. Ruth S. Morris of Laurel went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday April 23, 2007 at her home. She was born in Marcus Hook, Pa., a daughter of Lemuel Webster and Alice West Savage. The Rev. Morris was ordained into the ministry on August 9, 1949. She provided a lifetime of faithful service with the Wesleyan Church, for more than 40 years. She was a charter member of and provided pastoral care at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford since 1975, where she was installed on Nov. 17, 1975. Mrs. Morris was chosen Woman of the Year for Wesleyan Women

PAGE 21 International 1994-1995. She served as district secretary for Delmarva for 21 years. In addition, she taught music lessons for more than 40 years. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Ann Pritchett and a brother, William Savage. She is survived by her husband, whom she married on Dec. 21, 1939, the Rev. Joseph Reed Morris and her brother-in-law, Thomas Redman Morris of Greensboro, Md.; her sisters, Kathryn E. Johnson of Camdridge, Md.. and Mabel L. Huffman of Greenwood; a sister-inlaw, Sarah Savage of Georgetown; two grandchildren, Timothy Morris Prittchett of Millsboro, and Kathy Lucille Pritchett of Sante Fe, N.M.; and four great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sonin-law, James O’Neal Pritchett of Milton. A funeral service will be held at Laurel Wesleyan Church, 30816 Seaford Road, Laurel, on Thursday, April 26, at 2 p.m. where friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. The Revs. Jim Hitch, Ken Huffman and Pastor Ken Deusa will officiate. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laurel. Contributions can be made in her name to the Delmar Wesleyan Church, 800 E East St., Delmar, MD 21875.

Beverly A. “Bev” O’Neal, 68 Beverly A. “Bev” O’Neal of Laurel passed away April 19, 2007 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Seaford. A graveside service was held at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laurel.

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Darlene L. Hickman 10/29/42 - 4/24/06

My whole world ended the day that God called you, home to be an angel way up, in the blue. Now you walk in Glory on streets paved with gold. And gaze at the wonders and sights to behold. I know someday we’ll be together again. We’ll both walk with Jesus family and friends. There’ll be no sorrow no grief nor pain. We’ll both be in heaven, together again.

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Letters War should be last resort only Everyone is entitled to believe what certain situations in our country calls for, but backing up beliefs with actions speaks more accurately than talk or writing. We are having a hard time getting people to serve our country even though many families strongly support our presence in the Middle East, or did two or three years ago. Why the lack of intestinal fortitude? Too many want my grandchildren to serve while theirs go to school, or sit in plush jobs. If you believe our president’s policies in the Middle East are correct, sign up or convince others in your family to. The bipartisan commission recommended talking to the two renegade countries to try to solve some problems, but we would rather talk tough, send someone else’s sons and daughters to fight, or cut taxes for the rich while the service people fight. The Speaker of the House went to Syria, as did some House Republicans, and I am glad she did. We have an active Speaker in Nancy Pelosi and she will do her part in trying to solve a very difficult situation, one many Middle East experts expected. Some are thinking Scooter Libby will be pardoned — why not? The president’s father put three felons on the street before leaving office. These pardons provide a lot of coverage for people in high places. I do not think it is right to go to war just to keep it off our shores. I believe we must be right in order to put lives at risk, even someone else’s children. Talk is cheap com-

pared to war and sometimes it works. Perhaps a Gorbachoff will come along in the Middle East as he did in Russia. War is not the picture we were given prior to our going into Iraq. Try it sometimes by enlisting and maybe you will view it as I do — only as a last resort. Richard Stone Laurel

Pastor’s opinions better in letter I am disturbed by the writings of T.K. Crofford in the Star’s Pastor’s Perspective column, particularly when he presents his opinions on political and international matters. Commentary would be more properly expressed in a letter to the editor such as this. Mr. Crofford is entitled to his opinions but presenting them as a church figure should be limited to his congregation if they desire his political views. James Waddel Laurel

Court right in abortion ruling The judicial decision of the Supreme Court on the issue of partial birth abortion needs to be considered from every angle. First of all, the ruling is not an infringement on women’s rights. It is a clarification on the rights of a woman’s child to live. When the Supreme Court made a very questionable decision to allow abortion on the legal basis of “privacy,” it opened a door that should never have been opened in a nation like America. It twisted the

meaning of the Constitution to mean that it was OK to kill a life to ensure the privacy of the person responsible for that life, the mother. She was given the right to kill it for any reason she chose. That was a stretch of legal discernment when the Constitution exactly opposed such a thing. It openly and explicitly guaranteed life; it did not say anywhere in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights that although they guaranteed life they also allowed death to occur anywhere in their founding documents or even in their personal writings. In other words, the basic premise of abortion is blatantly false, and from that basic false premise other false legal foundations have been built. Here, we will examine only those dealing with abortion and other deprivations of life. Forget your predisposition to the partial birth abortion (PBA) decision and with an open mind consider this: Would you approve the killing of a little girl 1 year old, if you do it in private? That is merely a time extension of the same child that previously could be killed at moment of birth by PBA. That idea is horrible to you, yet that law would have allowed it at birth only a year before on the same child. A few Supreme Court judges and individual federal judges were opposing the majority of people in the United States on the entire issue of abortion and its awful follow-up consequences. The few were leading the majority into a really cruel path. On that same path, consider the concept of embryonic stem cell research now cur-

rently being debated. Honestly, is there any difference between the darling 1-yearold child and the same child eights months before birth? The same embryo that produced the darling child is the same one that would never get to PBA because it was killed eight months sooner. Yet, there can be no argument that it is not the same darling child. The only thing that separates these things is a few months between those stages of a child’s life. And, if it is OK to kill the darling child at birth by PBA, what is the difference if we decide to kill her at age 75 if she is in pain and you want to relieve it by suicide, or at age 80 by a law that says seniors are too big a burden on the nation’s budget, so we put them all away at age 80? If you think that is a crazy idea, think again. The idea has been under consideration by the same minds that thought that abortion was a “right,” the first attack on the concept of human life. The important thing to keep in mind, brought there by the refreshingly honest decision of the Supreme Court, is that at last we are starting to get decisions that agree with almost every right-minded person today (who escaped embryonic, PBA, and abortion, assisted suicide and euthanasia) that life is something no person is allowed to take away under the Constitution. We have laws that allow death penalties for crime, but that is another situation, not based on a false idea of a woman’s rights to kill her child, her parent, her friend, or Continued on page 23

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Dad had a charming way of saying things I was thinking the other day about how my father seemed to ONY INDSOR have a knack for making a point with his little phrases that are now If I ever asked Dad where synonymous with my memories of him. For instance, never was the he was going when he time I got a dime from Ira Lowe headed out the door, I the barber after a haircut that Dad could always count on wouldn’t say, “I guess that dime is going to burn a hole in your pocket him saying, “Crazy, and before you can spend it.” I never you’re driving me there.” really understood what that meant, but it was obvious that it was Dad’s reference to my pacing the floor un- ways from Sunday,” or “knocking me into next week.” That was a mental visual that til I could get to Bryan Hall’s store and created pause for reflection. buy something. If I ever asked Dad where he was going When I was acting more like a circus when he headed out the door, I could alclown on crack than a someone with his ways count on him saying, “Crazy, and right mind, Dad would make it clear that you’re driving me there.” Or any other he was not far from, “Knocking me seven



question that I had that Dad did not care to answer, he would simply say, “Are you writing a book? Leave that chapter out.” Now, I know that today these phrases are worn out, but you have to remember to a young boy who hung on every word his father said, it was as if my father were the cleverest human being in the universe. If I was late getting home, I was always “lollygagging,” and if I took too long to answer one of his questions I was “hemhawing.” I wonder if anybody actually knows what these two terms are, or where they got their origin? If I got in trouble at school, I could count on Dad to point out that, “you think the rest of the world is out of step.” I think in that case he was pretty much right on the money. Amazingly enough, the words that I seem to remember the most and which have been advice that I use in many of life’s situations have nothing to do with life or any of its situations. They come from what Dad would say every time he would get me and my brother to help pen

PAGE 23 up some ducks or geese that had gotten out of their compound. They were very flighty and easily scared when we would approach to coax them back into their confines. Dad would have us form a half-circle and slowly, with outstretched arms, we would head toward the flock of fowl. Dad’s same advice would come every time without fail: “Slow down, don’t rush ‘em, take it easy, move slow.” I find that this is advice that works in most every decisionmaking or stressful situation in life. I think most people in the world would do well to, “slow down. Don’t rush. Take it easy and move slow.” Of course in reality, because he was dealing with young’uns who could never do anything in a structured, disciplined manner, those very wise and judicious words would come from Dad just moments before he followed them up with some other sincere offerings, most usually, “You’re rushing ‘em! You’re getting ‘em scared! Get back in the house! I’ll do it myself!”

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just anybody. Whenever we see or read of abortion or embryo destruction, if you are a parent or a relative of a baby or young child, get that child’s face in your mind and ask yourself if your life would have been better if it had been killed. Ask yourself if you would not miss the love and sweetness of that child’s life in your heart and memory. If the answer is “yes,” check into the nearest psychiatric clinic. Look around you. What is more uplifting and heart-warming than watching a child laugh and play? What is more soulsatisfying than to watch one grow and develop into a good, useful and kind adult? What is more prideful than to see one go through life and making a clean path through the humanity of its peers? For it is those children that are the renewal generation of citizens born and bred under our Constitution that will lead the world in matters of honor and decency, no matter what the rest of the world does. Then think back and consider what the world would have been if that embryo had been killed, that child stabbed and dismembered for parts at PBA. That precious and unique life would have never been known to you. On this occasion of the permanent ban on PBA, let us look back and examine how we got to that point — and consider

if we want to remain there. It is not a matter of removing a woman’s rights; it is a matter of whether we had the right to consider abortion anybody’s right. That right exists in no way in our Constitution or in our Bill of Rights. It only existed in the minds of the ACLU and others who are seemingly dedicated to removal of right to life from a valid standpoint. Partial birth abortion is not an issue for dispassionate thought. Face it: it was the killing of a child at moment of birth by a fiend who deliberately killed the squirming child and then tore it to pieces. You notice that the liberal media would never allow a video of a partial birth abortion to be shown - because they wanted us all to delude ourselves that it was really nothing much. Can any rational person think that is a legal “right”? If you are bothered by other perverted ideas of “rights” like that of illegal aliens being allowed amnesty, place the blame where it belongs - the Supreme Court. It was those judges who voted to legalize abortion who are directly responsible for the illegal alien invasion. The aliens invaded our borders only to fill the huge 45 million hole in our population which is the number of babies aborted since the inception of Roe vs. Wade. Charles N. Valenti Rehoboth Beach

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Community Bulletin Board Events Seaford Alumni Entertainers show Mikki Madden and Robin Marine rehearse songs and skits for the Annual Seaford Alumni Awards Banquet to be held May 12 at the Seaford Fire Hall. Money from the sale of tickets is applied to the Scholarship Fund, which will award three scholarships this year. The entertainment, following the banquet and awards program, will be presented by Seaford Alumni and Associate members. Tickets are available by calling Delores Lloyd at 629-8177 who reminds everyone that the elevator will be available all evening for those not wishing to use the stairs.

Town of Laurel Cleanup week May 7 The Town of Laurel will be holding a cleanup week for town residents, beginning on Monday, May 7, until Saturday, May 12. 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. Residents will be required to bring their garbage, waste, etc. to the dumpster locations and are responsible for unloading their waste into the dumpsters. Items that will not be collected are: hazardous materials, fuel, gas, oil, paint, computers. Town staff will be available to assist those who need assistance with unloading waste. The dumpsters will be located across from town hall in the municipal parking lot, located on Poplar Street. In order to dump the waste, residents are required to bring a picture ID and utility bill showing your registered address.

Loyalty Day observed in Greenwood The Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a Loyalty Day observance at the Post on Governors Avenue in Greenwood, on May 1, from 7- 9 p.m. Loyalty Day is set aside for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States for the recognition of our heritage of American freedom. The evening will feature a patriotic sing along, an open house, special recognition of winners of patriotic competitions held by the Post during 2006 - 2007, and certificates of appreciation to community leaders who helped with Americanism projects. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is welcome.

National Day of Prayer observed On May 3, at 7 p.m., the National Day of Prayer will be observed at Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 on Governors Avenue in Greenwood.. The VFW and Ladies Auxiliary will participate in the program along with community church leaders. The guest speaker will be Dr. Bradley Winston, MD from Milford, Delaware. A free will offering will be taken for the National Day of Prayer Task Force, and the Ladies Auxiliary will make a presentation to the Greenwood Town Library and serve refreshments. The public is invited to attend. For more information contact the Area Coordinator and Ladies Auxiliary President Michaele Russell (302-349-4220)

Gigantic Yard Sale May 5 A gigantic yard sale will be held May 5, at 6 a.m. till...?, at Christ the Corner-

stone Church, corner of Bethel Road and 13A in Laurel. Food, furniture (antiques), plants. Many craft items. Motorcycles/vehicles on display. Spaces available for you. Call 875-8150, leave message.

Free horse events in May Following is a listing of free Horse Events in Delaware and Maryland: May 5-6 - American Paint Horse Shows, 8 a.m., Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, contact Tamara, 302-492-8679 May 6 - Speed Show, 10 a.m., Wicked R Western Productions, Wyoming, Contact Jen, 302-492-3327 May 12 - Laurel Saddle Friends Game Show, 6 p.m., Laurel, contact Gail, 302875-5689. May 12 - CBHSA Jumper/Hunter Horse Show, at Timber Grove Farm, contact Kim, 410-673-1912 May 19 - CBHSA Horse Show, at CLine Stables, Odessa, contact Carlotta, 302-376-9594 May 20 - American Mustang and Burro Show, Delmarva Chapter, at Dills Auction Grounds, Felton, Alycia, 302-422-7735 May 20 - Eastern Shore Western Horse Assoc Show, Callaways' Hitching Rail, Harrington, contact Sharon, 410-749-1887 The New Delaware Equine Mascot (who needs a name) will make appearances at many of these functions until the contest is over on Aug 15. If you wish more information on our Contest go to -go to News page and see Contest!

Delaware and The First State Antique Tractor Club. Anyone interested in showing an antique car or tractor is welcomed. There is no charge to exhibit a vehicle, and admission is free to the public. Breakfast and lunch items, homemade pies and cakes, and beverages will be for sale by the United Methodist Women. The show is located aproximately two miles east of Seaford, at 25322 Church Road. From Concord Road (Rt. 20 East) turn onto Church Road (Rt. 20A) in Concord. For more information, call 629-7706.

Ham/Turkey shoot The Ellendale Ruritan Club will hold a Ham/Turkey shoot on April 28 (rain date, May 5,) at 11:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Ellendale V.F.W. This is the last shoot of the season. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 302422-2948

Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8276 with support from Eastern Shore Corvette Club and Late Great Chevrolet Club will be holding a Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show on May 19 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at their location near the Old Mill Crab House in Delmar, Md. Rain date is May 20. For information call 629-5183, or 410-896-3722. The show is to benefit Disabled American Veterans of Delaware, Chapter 9.

Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society invites all residents of Seaford and Western Sussex communities to get involved in the fight against cancer. The Society needs volunteers for its signature event, Relay for Life, which will be held on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19, at the Nanticoke Health Services Mears Campus in Seaford. Volunteers are asked to form teams for the Relay for Life. A unique communitybased, overnight event. Relay for Life honors cancer survivors and remembers those who have lost their battle against the disease. Each Relay team consists of 10-15 participants. Relay teams set up a campsite and take turns walking or running. While the Relay is going on, a community party atmosphere is created by team members camping out, enjoying entertainment, food, games, and camaraderie. All proceeds from Relay for Life benefit the American Cancer Society's programs of research, patient services, prevention, advocacy, and public education. If you are interested in receiving information on how to register a team, or for further information, contact Mary Catherine Hopkins, chair, at 875-7308.

Kids' Fest Invites Exhibitors/Vendors Community organizations, particularly those serving youth and their families, are invited to participate in the 10th Annual Kids’ Fest to be held on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. The event

AARP offers driver safety program An AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday May 7 and 8, at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The two-day program, sponsored by the American Association for Retired Persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 629-8081, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. only. The cost is $10 per person.

Town of Blades Cleanup May 19 The Town of Blades will be conducting a spring cleanup Saturday, May 19. Place trash outside on the curb the night before because trucks will be in town by 7 a.m. Do NOT include: Tires, automobile batteries, flammable/hazardous materials, rocks, bricks, dirt, oil and petroleum products, appliances containing freon and construction debris. Tree limbs and shrubbery must be cut into 4-foot lengths, bundled and placed at the curb. Logs are limited to 50 lbs. or 4 inches in diameter. Call the Blades Town Hall, 629-7366, if you have any questions.

Vintage Car & Tractor Show On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., an annual Vintage Car & Tractor Show and Plant Sale will be held on the grounds of Concord United Methodist Church near Seaford. The show will feature The Historic Vintage Car Club of


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Basket Bingo Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will be sponsoring a Basket Bingo on Thursday, April 26, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. Doors open at 6 p.m. - games start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Refreshments will be available. For tickets call Debbie at 629-8633. The proceeds from this event will go to the "Western Sussex Relay for Life."

Longaberger Basket Bingo benefit There will be a Longaberger Basket Bingo event to benefit Melissa LaMont-Davis, who is currently fighting breast cancer. The event is on May 7, at the Seaford Order of Moose Lodge on Rt. 13A north. Doors open at 6 p.m. with bingo starting at 7 p.m. There will be a Chinese Auction, a Silent Auction, food, raffle, Vera Bradley items and much more for your enjoyment. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Scott's Chem Dry, Service Glass, Harley Davidson of Seaford, Pizza King and Seaford Florist. They will also be holding a Chicken Barbecue next to Harley Davidson on May 12 from 10 a.m. till sold out, to benefit Melissa. For information call 629-6161.

FOP, Lodge #9, Basket Bingo The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #9 will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, May 10, starting at 7pm at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Rout 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several basket combinations including Medium Oval Gathering, Mother's Day sets, Sunflower Serving Platter as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper with lid or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the FOP at 629-8087.

provides fun and games, education and entertainment while supporting youth activities in Southern Delaware. It features a Healthy Kids Expo, a Teen Idol Youth Talent Contest, free entertainment, a variety of horse and pony events and hands-on activities, an Inflatable Fair and carnival games. Activities are planned to attract teens as well as the younger crowd. Throughout the day, Nemours Health and Prevention Services will spotlight its "5-2-1 Almost None" message aimed at promoting good nutrition and physical activity among youth. Combined with all the fun on tap, this makes Kids' Fest a great opportunity for community organizations to participate and to highlight their activities and services. Participation is free to non-profit organizations. Kids' Fest coordinators ask only that each organization provide a hands-on activity for young people as a part of the event. Kids’ Fest is a family friendly and affordable event. Admission is $1 per person; parking is free. Ride and game tickets may be purchased at 25 for $5; some activities are individually priced, and many, including all entertainment, are free. A variety of food will be for sale throughout the day. For more information, call 302-3985194 or 302-242-0375 or visit the website:

Geranium pick up Geraniums ordered to benefit the American Association of University Women (AAUW) scholarship program may be picked up and paid for at the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot on Saturday, April 28, between 8 and 11 a.m. Any orders not picked up by 11 a.m. will be sold to the public.

Vera Bradley Beach Raffle Vera Bradley Beach Raffle, sponsored by Laurel Lioness, a Capri blue beach tote, beach hat and beach sandals. Tickets are $1 each, or 6 tickets for $5. Winner will be announced on June 7. For tickets contact Dianne at 875-5126, or Karen at 8752662, or any Lioness.


that focuses on opening the lines of communication with the horse. He has appeared for the past three years at the annual Delaware Horse Expo. Horse owners who would like to take part in one of the three demonstrations are encouraged to submit an application soon. The cost is $100, and an updated Coggins is required; three horses will be chosen. If an application is submitted and the horse is not chosen for the April 29 event, the fee will be refunded, or another date will be made available. The day will also be open to those who would just like to watch. The total cost of auditing all three demonstrations planned for 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. is $20. As a special treat during the lunch break, Jowana Lamb will perform with her paint horses. Those who attend are asked to bring a lunch. There will be door prizes. For more information about auditing the event or details about having a horse considered for one of the demonstrations, call Jowana Lamb at 302-284-9898 or Carroll Williams at 443-235-7052

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

Yard Sale April 28- tables A yard sale will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., sponsored by the Business Professionals of America at Delmar Junior/Senior High-School. The sale will be held in the Delmar High School northern parking lot. Anyone, who may wish to, can rent a

spot of land for $20 and/or a table for $10, which will allow them to display their wares during the entire yard sale. The money received will go toward the BPA of Delmar High and their trip to the National Leadership Conference in New York, N.Y. in May. If anyone has any questions or concerns, they may call Johnathon Layton at 302-249-1958 or e-mail him at

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

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

Laurel History Books Still Available A few copies of the 19th Century History of Laurel, published by the Laurel Historical Society may still be purchased at either the Laurel Town Office, Laurel Public Library, or O’Neal’s Antiques. The price remains at $45 each. For further information or to arrange to have a book mailed please call 875-4217. There is a $5 mailing fee.

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

Learn Natural Horsemanship Area horsemen are invited to spend a day with Carroll Williams and his unique approach to natural horsemanship on Sunday, April 29 at Chick's, U S. 13 across from the fairgrounds, Harrington. Williams, of Mardela Springs, Md., offers clinics, trail rides, individual instruction and demonstrates his unique approach

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PAGE 26 The Laurel Senior Center is sponsoring the AARP Driver Safety Program two-day Beginners Course. The Course will be offered on Wednesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 10, starting at 9 a.m. The cost is $10. Call early to reserve your space. For reservations call 875-2536.

Trap Pond volunteers sought Trap Pond offers free camping in exchange for Volunteer Services (Required for free camping, 24 hours per week of volunteering). Host programs available in the campground, Nature Center, maintenance and administrative. Check out our other awards for short term volunteering. (For more information contact:, Community and Volunteer Services 302-739-1960.

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

4th Annual Bike Rally The friends group of Trap Pond State Park announce the 4th Annual "Get In Gear" Family Bike Rally, on Saturday, May 5. The five-mile course meanders through the woods, around the water and wetlands to enable riders and hikers alike to enjoy the wild and plant life around the famous Bald Cypress trees at Trap Pond State Park. Registration is 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the open pavilion in the main picnic area of the park. Every rider will receive a tee shirt and a chance to win door prizes. All proceeds are used to enhance and improve your Trap Pond State Park experience. For more information on the Bike Rally visit our website at or call Betty Grossmann at 875-5088.

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

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Volunteers Needed The Disabled American Veterans Organization (DAV) needs volunteer drivers to take local veterans to the VA hospital in Elsmere, in a DAV van. Van expenses are paid. One day per week needed or other times as a substitute. Valid drivers license and physical exam by VA required. Food allowance at the VA hospital cafeteria is provided. Time required is about 8 hours per trip. Van is at the VFW club on Middleford Rd., Seaford. Phone Chet Swift at 629-5143 or Jerry Chapman at 629-8108.

Instant Piano for Busy People A beginning class in chord piano, where, in one session, students will learn all the chords needed to play any pop song, any style, any key, reading chord symbols, not notes. They'll also learn how to embellish songs using the secrets and magical shortcuts of professional piano players. Pre-requisites: If students don't know treble clef, they can send a SASE for free pamphlet to Music Masters, 90 Molly Lane, Ringed, GA 30736. Then they can enroll with confidence. To register call 854-6966. This is information about the unique piano workshop that teaches people how to play piano by looking at the guitar chords instead of reading the notes.

Golden Dragons acrobats Tickets are still on sale to see the fabulous Golden Dragons acrobatic troupe on Sunday, April 29, at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Sales are brisk for the 10 a.m. show, but choice seats still remain to see the world's leading Chinese acrobatic troupe in the theatre of the Arts & Science Center. Tickets prices for the performance are $22 per adult, $18 per student with ID (must be presented at time of ticket purchase), and $10 for children 12 and younger. The theatre will open one hour prior to each performance - it is open seating. Proceeds from the performance will benefit Owens Campus Student Enrichment Initiatives. Tickets are available for purchase Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call 302-855-1617 to purchase by credit card or in person at Delaware Tech, Suite 109, Jason Technology Center.

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

Civil War and Beyond The Southern Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of John Ranney, has received two grants from the Sussex County Council which will enable the society to provide a limited number of complimentary tickets to local veterans for its spring concerts. Entitled, The Civil War and Beyond: a

musical tribute to those who have served at home and abroad, the concerts will be performed at Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville on Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., and the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m. Tickets for the general public are $15 for adults and $10 for students and are available by calling 645-2013. Veterans may obtain their complimentary tickets by contacting Jack Emery at 934-6569.

Meetings AFRAM The 10th annual Easter Shore AFRAM Festival, Inc. is having a planning session on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The session will be at Heaven-Bound Ministries on Front street in Seaford. Refreshments will be served.

Acorn Club meeting April 26 The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will have a "Program Meeting/Education" on April 26, at 6 p.m. at Grotto's. The hostess will be Coleen Cosentino and her committee.

New Century Club meets May 1 The ladies of the Laurel New Century Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, at the Bonanza Restaurant in Delmar. Come and join us for lunch, have some fun and find out what we are all about.

LHS Class of 1997 April 26 On April 26, at 6:45 p.m., the Laurel High School Class of 1997 will be holding

a meeting to discuss the upcoming 10-year class reunion. If you would like to help, contact Anissa Brittingham "Pusey" at or 875-0806 for further information.

Seaford Neighorhood Watch April 30 The next Seaford Neighborhood Watch meeting will be Monday, April 30, at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Mission.

Delaware Equine Council meeting The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library, all those interested in horses are welcome to attend. For info contact Peggy 629-5233.

Seaford Republican Women's Club On April 26, at 10:30 a.m., the Seaford Republican Women's Club will hold its monthly meeting at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The Guest Speaker will be U.S. Senate Candidate, Christine O'Donnell. She was a write-in candidate in our last election. In only five-weeks time with limited resources, close to 12,000 wrote her in, making Delaware history. Ms. O'Donnell resides in Wilmington and is a PR expert who has appeared regularly on all major networks and recently on the FOX news. We will also be privileged with a visit from the president of the Delaware Federation of Republican Women, Betty Hammond. She has been vocal about the stem cell research bills in both the Delaware House of Representatives and the Senate. All are invited to attend and we welcome new members at this meeting.

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Democrat Club meets April 30 The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its regular meeting Monday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will include a dish to pass dinner with a $5 contribution and the speaker for the evening will be Laurel resident, Jim Jestice. The club meets at Dukes Pool House on Sycamore Road about 3 miles east of Rt. 13 in Laurel. Members are asked to bring a friend and newcomers are always welcome. For more information persons may call Betsy Davis at 875-7091.

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

Walking group The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a walking group with the eight week sessionsare now through May 31. The sessions will take place on Monday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Register in the West Seaford Elementary parking lot at the time of the walk. The walk will be the course around the Seaford Country Club. The person/family submitting the most distance walked at the end of the session will be awarded a free summer membership to the Seaford Community Pool. Call 629-6809 for more information.

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

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

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

Republican Women's Club Banquet Sussex County Republican Women's Club Annual Banquet set for Friday, May 4, to feature silent and live auctions with auctioneer Dave Wilson, gala party. The program booklet will list sponsors and patrons, and will include ads from lo-

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Toastmasters Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or

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

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

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

Trips SDPR trips The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation is planning the following trips;

PAGE 27 Inner Harbor: Saturday, May 12, $18, Bus leaves at 8;30 a.m. Baseball: Orioles vs. Yankees at Camden Yards, Friday, July 27, $45 a ticket, Bus leaves at 4 p.m., game is at 7 p.m.

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

Mary Poppins on Broadway The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is currently taking reservations for a summertime trip to see the new Broadway musical "Mary Poppins." The newest production from Oscar-

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Fashion show to benefit M.A.D.D. entitled ‘Lights...Camera...Fashion’ RJ Studios, Make My Day Event Planning, and Bad Hair Day are joining forces with local high schools Cape Henlopen, Delmar, Laurel, Sussex Tech, Milford and Lake Forest to promote the first "Lights...Camera...Fashion" Women's Spring / Summer Trend fashion show benefiting the Delaware Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The event targets juniors who are anxiously awaiting the fun and festivities of their 2008 senior year. Lights...Camera...Fashion will be held on Sunday, April 29, at RJ Studios at 12317 Coastal Highway One in Milton, with a rain date scheduled for Sunday, May 6. The evening's festivities kick off at 6 p.m. and the first 150 to arrive will receive a gift bag including gifts and coupons from RJ Studios, Make My Day Event Planning, Bad Hair Day, Tickled Pink, South Moon Under, Quiet Storm, Brown Shoe Closet, Lovin' Life Limousines and more. Emily Lietzan (shown at right) of Delmar High School will participate in the fashion show. Mothers Against Drunk Driving will promotethe annual Prom Promise and RJ Studios will offer a 75% off discount on

senior portrait sessions to the first 25 individuals to sign the Prom Promise during the event or by the following day. The Spring /Summer Trend Fashion show is sure to be the highlight of the evening, when local teens sport the latest Emily Lietzan fashions and accesDelmar High sories perfect for school and graduation. Hot fashions by Michael Stars, Lucky Brand, Ben Sherman, Lilly Pulitzer, Volcom, Roxy and more, graciously contributed by South Moon Under, Lily Pulitzer, Quiet Storm and Brown Shoe Closet will be seen on the runway. Before the evening is over, door prizes including a prom limo package from Lovin Life Limousines, spa day for 6 from Bad Hair Day Salon and graduation party planning by Make My Day Event Planning and many others will be distributed to lucky guests. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds for the event will be contributed to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. For more information, call 645-9774.

For some good, old-fashioned family fun, come to the riverfront in Vienna, Md., for the 12th Annual Nanticoke River Shad Festival, Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event - with historical exhibits, music, good food, vendors, and on-theriver fun - celebrates the annual migratory return of the American shad to the Nanticoke River. Special activities this year include a shad fingerling release, courtesy of NRG Energy, and Environmental Concern's new educational "Wetlands on Wheels" activity! All proceeds support local shad restoration efforts. For more information, visit or call 443-569-3646.

Golden Dragons perform on Sunday The fabulous Golden Dragons acrobatic troupe performs on Sunday, April 29, at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown in the theatre of the Arts & Science Center. The morning performance was added because the troupe's original show, scheduled for 2 p.m., quickly sold out. Trained since their youth in this rigorous art for which they display an unmistakable love, the Golden Dragons has reached international acclaim and earned numerous awards. Rave reviews, glowing accolades, and sold-out audiences accompanied the troupe as it performed in all 50 states and more than 65 countries on five continents. With a combination of award-wining acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, and ancient and contemporary

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Handcraft Unlimited Craft Show The Handcraft Unlimited's Spring Craft Show is at the Schabinger Pavilion on the Delaware State Fairgrounds Saturday, April 28, from 9-5, and Sunday, April 29, from 10-4. There are crafters specializing in everything from clothing to hand-made jewelry to wrought iron works of art. Also at the Fairgrounds on April 28 and 29 is the "Delaware Spring Home Show" in the Exhibit Hall & Dover Building. The show will be held rain or shine in the large enclosed Schabinger Pavilion at the Harrington State Fairgrounds just off Rt. 13 in Harrington. Parking is free. Admission for adults is $4 and children 12 and under are free.

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Amvets bike show Amvets Post 1694 and Post 2 will hold a bike show on April 28. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the judging happening at 3 p.m. The event will be at Amvets Post 2 located on Longneck road. Free hats are available to the first 50 entries. There will be 12 categories with first and second place trophies awarded. Rain date is April 29 and the registration fee is $12. For more information, call 629-5624 or 875-1338.

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Pigeon Forge, Tenn. trip, June 18-22, $589 per person, which includes round-trip Motor Coach, four nights hotel accommodations, four breakfasts, four dinners and six shows. These include: Grand Illusion, Country Tonite Theatre, Comedy Barn Theatre, Blackwood Breakfast Variety Show, The Miracle Theatre, Black Bear Jamboree Dinner and Show, Dolly Parton's Dollywood, visiting Gatlinburg, Tenn., taxes, tips, and baggage handling. For more information call 8752536.

Food Alumni Banquet The Seaford Alumni association presents the Aunnual Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 12, at the Seaford Fire Hall. The banquet will feature food provided by the Ladies Auxiliary of Seaford. This years theme is the Fabulous Fifties.

Blades Fire Hall breakfast There will be a breakfast, May 6, from 8 till 11 a.m., at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades. Cost is adults $7, children $3. Sponsored by the Auxiliary and Firemen of the Fire Company.

Boy Scout Barbecue The Boy Scouts, Troop 182, will hold a barbecue on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held in the field next to Dover Electric on Stein Highway.

Annual Alumni Banquet The Seaford Alumni Association presents the Annual Alumni Banquet, Saturday, May 12, at

Seaford Fire Hall, Conwell and King streets. A buffet dinner will be provided by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department. There will be an Alumni Scholarship Awards Ceremony. An elevator with attendant will be provided all evening. Alumni and guests tickets are $20 each. Call Delores 629-8177. This year we invite you to join us in a tribute to the Fabulous Fifties, featuring the talents of Seaford Alumni and Associate Members.


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Breakfast Cafe VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. All are welcome.

Barbecue at Centenary UMC The Gospel Café will be holding its first annual barbecue at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel on Saturday, April 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. The event is to be held at the old tennis courts beside the church parking lot on Market and Poplar streets. Plenty of music from "The Lights of Home," Ray and Trevor Marine and the Bruce Willey Gospel Café Band. Dinners are a $5 donation so bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of gospel music and fun for all.

GOLF Kiwanis Tournament Friday, June 8, is the date for the 21st annual golf tournament sponsored by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation, which was created to provide college scholarships to worthy and aspiring high school seniors. Thanks to enthusiastic participants and willing sponsors 44 students have been helped so far. Most have graduated. Last year’s winners are students at the University of Delaware, York College and at the University of Virginia. Mark your calendar and help the Kiwanis Club help deserving youth.

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Health ADHD patients have strengths and weaknesses By Anthony Policastro, M.D

Most of the patients that I see in my Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics practice have ADHD. All ADHD patients have a mixture of strengths and weaknesses just like the rest of us. Attention is a weakness. Impulsive behavior is a weakness. Absent mindedness is a weakness. I have ADHD and I am a typical absentminded professor on occasions. However, there are many strengths that ADHD itself can provide. The endless amount of energy in ADHD individuals allows them to be involved in many things. Their schedule will often be much fuller than that of their colleagues. Their work volume will frequently be very high if they can block out distractions and interruptions. We sometimes think of ADHD as a disability. In actuality, it really depends on the situation. Sitting still in a classroom may be hard.

However, having the necessary energy and stamina to see something to its conclusion is a strength. Having ADHD and being able to survive on only a few hours of sleep per night is a real advantage if you are a physician with ADHD like me. Some of you know that I perform with rock and roll groups. You only need to see one performance to know that the energy level is pure ADHD. The major goal in children with ADHD is to teach them to use those strengths. Medication is often not needed in older children or adults with ADHD. What is needed is a substitute approach. For example, college courses are very different than high school. College teachers give lectures. They expect notes to be taken. The exam is then based upon those notes. The ADHD student who has relied on the high school teacher to give him/her

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We sometimes think of ADHD as a disability. In actuality, it really depends on the situation. notes to study for exams will find note taking difficult. There may be a tendency to daydream so that notes are never completed. An incomplete page is the result. My solution to daydreaming in college was to write down everything the teacher said. Even if it was irrelevant, I wrote it down. I then was able to redo my notes after class. If I were not constantly writing, I would start daydreaming. I would not know where we were.

It is helpful to have an environment that nurtures the strengths of the ADHD child. Since those tend to be different from child to child, that is a challenge. It is a challenge to the school. It is a challenge to the parents. It becomes more of a challenge, as the child gets older. However, successfully channeling those strengths can lead to a successful career. Some colleges plan accommodations for students with ADHD. Some colleges like Landmark College in Massachusetts and Beacon College in Florida actually exist to serve ADHD and the learning disabled population. As parents our role is to nurture our children's talents. With ADHD, there are many things that can successfully be nurtured. We need to find those things and use them as the springboard to build the child's self esteem.



Paramedic named chair of Sussex Safe Kids Sussex County EMS (SCEMS) Paramedic Glenn Marshall was recently named the Chairperson of Sussex County Safe Kids, a local chapter of Delaware Safe Kids. Sussex County Safe Kids is an organization that is responsible for the protection of children through education and injury prevention. As chair of the group, Marshall will be responsible of the coordination of educational efforts throughout Sussex County.

Marshall has been a board member of Delaware Safe Kids for the past six years. As a member of Sussex County Safe Kids, Marshall has been responsible for the coordination of several “Prom Promise” programs at area high schools including Cape Henlopen, Sussex Technical, Milford, and Laurel. Marshall also developed a program on all terrain vehicle (ATV) safety which has been presented to both parents and their children in the area, most recently at the

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Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He has also developed several safety videos promoting bicycle helmet use, some of which have featured the Blue Angels Pilots and NASCAR Drivers. Mike Love, a member of Safe Kids and the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Agent in Georgetown, said that “Glenn takes his new leadership role in the Sussex County chapter of Safe Kids with a vigor that is sure to increase active membership, raise more awareness to the injury risks our children face everyday, and help parents and kids alike make safer choices at home, school and at play.” Glenn began his career with Sussex County EMS in 1997 and since then has maintained his participation in several programs including Field Training Officer (FTO), Hazmat and Special Events Teams. He is also a nationally certified bicycle

instructor with the International Police Mountain Bike Association. He has received several honors in the past including Field Training Officer and Paramedic of the Year. Last May, Marshall received the Valor award when he along with other bystanders rescued a patient from a burning vehicle. In addition to his work as a Sussex County Paramedic, Marshall serves as a firefighter/EMT with the Lewes Fire Department and the Sussex County Technical Rescue Team. Paramedic Marshall presented several programs at regional trauma and EMS conferences which included the proper treatment for patients injured in all terrain vehicles in Ocean City, and Cumberland, Maryland. Paramedic Marshall resides in Lewes, with his wife and son.

Kids should understand that chores are part of being in the family.

Through the recent spate of gloomy weather, we’ve been forced indoors more often than we’d like, and so have our kids. When kids are stuck inside, it’s easy to turn on the TV and just sit and watch – for hours. Inside time can still be active time; using a bit of creativity, we can get moving and have fun. It doesn’t have to be a long time, but fit in 10 minutes here and 10 minutes there to get that one hour or more of physical activity that kids need daily. For younger kids: • Turn on the music and dance. Ask kids to come up with their own silly move and you can copy them. Or, play freeze dance – when the music stops, kids have to freeze in place • Play follow the leader or “Simon says” and mix it up with jumping, hopping, balancing and other movements. • Make paper airplanes and practice throwing and chasing the planes. • Play wheelbarrow with kids by holding their legs while they walk forward on their hands. • Use soft foam balls to play indoor basketball, bowling, soccer or catch – in a safe area where active play is A-OK.

• Have kids make an obstacle course by building tents with blankets, chairs, tables, or even cardboard boxes that they can crawl through. For older kids Ask kids what they would like to do to get moving. If they don’t want to be active, you could negotiate time for their preferred activity by having them do: • Chores: Kids should understand that chores are part of being in the family. They can be moderately active by helping with sweeping and vacuuming, dusting furniture, and folding laundry. • Turn on the music and ask your kid to show you the latest moves. • Dance, Dance Revolution is an active, participatory video game and a fun way to get everyone in the family moving. • Do an exercise video together. • Ask them to clean their room – they may grumble but they’ll love the results!

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Health Bulletins NMH Auxiliary meeting Forensic Pathology in Sussex County will be the subject of Dr. Judith G. Tobin, at the May 9 meeting of the Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary. Dr. Judy is the chief pathologist at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, as well as medical officer of Sussex County. She has been a resident of Seaford for many years, and her medical knowledge and skills has been recognized throughout the state of Delaware and beyond. Luncheon of an Indoor Picnic theme will be served at the Seaford Golf & Country Club promptly at noon. Members must make reservations with their caller who will make contact. A stroll down the Auxiliary's Memory Lane will be a special feature, according to Janet Hubbard, president of the auxiliary. Area residents desiring to be a part of the Auxiliary should contact Jan Grantz, 628-8478 or Linda Crescenzo, 628-8701. Membership is open to both men and women in the Nanticoke Service area.

Life Line Screening Painless, non-invasive ultrasound technology can visually reveal plaque build-up in the carotid arteries, a condition that can lead to stroke. Using this technology preventively, before a person feels sick or experiences symptoms, can identify blockages when intervention, be it lifestyle changes, medical management, or surgery, can actually prevent the stroke from happening. Residents living in and around the Seaford community can take advantage of such ultrasound screenings when Life Line Screening comes to the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department on April 27. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m. A complete wellness package, including the stroke/Carotid Artery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Ankle Brachial Index (hardening of the arteries) and Osteoporosis screenings, is only $129 (a savings of $41). For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1877-237-1377, or visit us on the web at Pre-registration is required.

Casino Night fund raiser Delaware Hospice's Casino Nigh fundraiser will be held on Thursday, May 3 from 6:30-10 p.m., at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Texas Hold-em, Blackjack, Craps, Poker and more will be

dealt by local celebrities. Guests will enjoy refreshments provided by LHR Seafood and Catering, wine tasting compliments of Kemp's Liquors, raffles, and a silent auction. Proceeds from the event will benefit Delaware Hospice in its efforts to provide choice, expert care, and comfort to local families in need. Tickets are $30 per person in advance, $35 at the door, and include a drink ticket and $10 in chips. To purchase tickets, call Joyce Bensinger at 856-7717 or 800-838-9800, or email:

Health Care Conference Individuals and organizations focused on improving the quality of Delmarva's social service delivery will gather at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, on Friday, May 4, for the annual "Families, Individuals & Communities" conference. The conference begins at 8 a.m. with exhibits by area agencies; free health screenings for cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure will be offered by Beebe Medical Center from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The keynote presentation focuses on basic, necessary skills that will give health care professionals an edge in their professional roles. It will be given by Dr. Sharon R. Yoder, president of "Make it Happen Training Programs," and offers a humorous look into what should, and should not, be done by workers in the health-care world. There will also be workshops available throughout the day on a variety of topics including anger management, women's health, living wills, holistic modalities and stress. Cost for the conference, including meals, is $35 for the general public and $20 for full-time students. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations must contact Lori Westcott at 855-5988 by May 1.

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

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Change coming, whether you live in a town or a city Visit with 105-year-old woman, preschoolers, prompts thoughts of what is gone, what is coming I am sure most of you know the answer, but I’ve struggled with this AT URPHY question most of my life: Why is Seaford called the “city” of The store keeper at the Seaford and Laurel the “town” of Laurel? general store had penny For the answer to this, I turned to an old friend, the American Heritage Dictionary. (I know you candy and the grocery thought I was going to ask Joe Conaway, or at least one of our stores had parcel pick-up. coffee shop experts such as Gene Wright. Nope, you were wrong.) Well, change — can we go back to a Here is the answer from the dictionary: few of these? A town is a population center, often incorI was invited down to Delmar to Delporated, larger than a village and smaller marva Rehabilitation and Care last week than a city. to take a photo of Bernice Lyon, who was I believe Seaford’s population is celebrating her 105th birthday. There were around 7,500 and Laurel’s is 3,500, which the usual tributes read to the 50 or so is what Laurel’s was around 1950. Of guests there. Delmar town manager, Sara course, this is just the population of the Bynum King, attended and most of the defined boundaries of the town itself. There is growth going on most definite- staff of the facility was there. Bernice was a teacher for many years in ly from Delmar to Bridgeville and it’s a the Dorchester County school system and dramatically changing environment for all was dressed to the “T” for her party. You of us. When the DuPont Company started would not be able to guess her age. It downsizing and eventually left, there was seems her hearing is the only thing that a feeling of doom by many, but as I have has failed her. said before it was just the beginning of Activities director Donnie Bloomer change and growth. read a tribute to her that was called “Older Think of it — Seaford now has five Than Dirt” and it covered the many things chain hotels, seven fast food restaurants and many other large companies, including in life Bernice had seen. When you think about it, during her lifetime she saw the Big Lots, Lowe’s and Wal-Mart, in the mix. This is just the tip of the iceberg, so I earliest automobiles and the first man on the moon. understand, and change is everywhere, inBloomer’s talk was quite interesting. cluding here. Donnie Bloomer, the director of Delmarva Rehabilitation and Care, has a list EARLY BIRD SPECIALS 4-6 PM of services that used to be provided and that are gone. The list includes: Doctors made house calls; milk was delivered to your door; the ice man came daily; there was one teacher in a oneroom school. Someone pumped your gas and checked your oil and even washed your windshield. S LEG There were soda fountain jerks in every B A CR O drug store. The store keeper at the general N OW UMB S store had penny candy and the grocery OR J SHRIMP stores had parcel pick-up and the carts all had matching numbers, so the bagger knew what bags went to what car, and he SUNDAY would load them for you. AND





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People there also cautioned against playing Bingo with Bernice, as she can memorize the numbers on two cards in a few moments’ time. I left the nursing home and was a guest at the Lil’ Red Hen Nursery, at a program attended by a school full of very young pupils. I could not help but wonder what these youngsters will see in their lifetimes. R.J. Wilkins and wife, Brenda, had the “Furnishings Plus” business in Delmar from 1986 through 2005. It was located behind the Bank of Delmarva and they bought and sold furniture, antiques and just about everything. R.J. enjoyed auctions and going out and finding things for his business. After “retirement,” they missed it so much they are going to open a new business, Furnishings Plus Nanna’s Nook. Look for the sign on alternate U.S. 13 across from Allen’s Feeds in Delmar. You might remember that several years ago, pastor Ray Justice was in the store, and I came in and left my car running. I caught Ray just in time, as he was hiding my car. If you are looking for that special piece of glassware, or furniture, or want to just have some laughs, stop by and see R.J.’s new business. He won’t have far to go home. He lives next door. I attended the Insurance Market’s open

house and ribbon cutting last week at the new Financial Center in the old Post Office building. I must say that John Downes, Jim and Steve Hartstein, Ned Fowler and all those involved are very proud of their historic office and we, the people of Laurel, should be proud too. Proud that the building has been restored, proud that it can be seen by anyone who walks through the doors and proud that it is a big part of Laurel’s storied history. Kevin and Pat Taaffe should also take a lot of credit for the restoration as they did the early restoration. I have finally found out what has happened to Rita Baker, the “guiding light” for employees at the now-closed French’s grocery store and probably, by their own admission, a mother figure to all the store’s young employees. Rita was headed from Laurel to Rose’s Department Store in Seaford a few weeks ago. As she rode along, and then realized that she was on Route 404, well past Seaford, she knew that something was wrong. If you see her, head her toward Laurel. May all your turns be right ones, folks. Have a happy week!



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

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Town of Laurel Public Works Maintenance Technician

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The Town of Laurel is seeking to hire a Public Works Maintenance Technician, experience is preferred in water, sewer main repair, lawn maintenance, and the ability to do minor maintenance. Must possess the ability to lift at least 60 pounds, work in in-climate weather, have a high school diploma or GED, and have a valid driver’s license. Typical work week is Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 40 hour work week. Must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays when necessary. This position reports directly to the Public Works Superintendent. Salary DOQ, plus town benefit package. Send resume and Town application to: The Town of Laurel, Attn: Public Works Director-PW Maint. Tech., 201 Mechanic Street, Laurel, Delaware 19956. Applications Due by May 2, 2007.

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The Town of Laurel is seeking to hire a Wastewater Laboratory Technician, with a minimum of three years of laboratory experience. This ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of laboratory procedures and practices. This individual will also have skills in the operation of laboratory equipment and maintenance of the equipment. Strong computer, math, and organization skills a must. This position will be responsible for all NPDES laboratory testing, as well as daily operational testing. This position requires a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent and college is preferred but not required. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Typical work week is Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and is a 40 hour work week. Must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays when necessary. This position reports directly to the Wastewater Superintendent. Salary DOQ, plus town benefit package. Send resume and town application to: The Town of Laurel, Attn: Public Works Director-Lab Tech., 201 Mechanic Street, Laurel, Delaware 19956. Applications due May 2, 2007.

The Town of Laurel is seeking to hire a Wastewater Operator, with a minimum of three years wastewater treatment experience. The position requires the individual to perform daily wastewater test and perform maintenance and repairs of the wastewater treatment facilities, as well as the wastewater lift stations. This position requires a Delaware Wastewater Level II license or higher and be willing to secure a Delaware Water License within one year of hire. Must be able to lift at least 60 pounds and work in in-climate weather. This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and possession of a valid driver’s license. Typical work week is Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and is a 40 hour work week. Must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays when necessary. This position reports directly to the Wastewater Superintendent. Salary DOQ, plus town benefit package. Send resume and town application to: The Town of Laurel, Attn: Public Works DirectorWWTP Operator, 201 Mechanic Street, Laurel, Delaware 19956. Applications due May 2, 2007.




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PATIO/PORCH FURNITURE, 7 pcs., glass top table w/4 chairs & cushions, end table. Very good cond. $325 OBO. 629-6159. 3/15 CRYSTAL LAMPS, pair, new, 27� high w/white shades, $30. Bath Cabinet w/light fixtures & mirror. VG cond., $30 OBO. 629-6159. KITCHEN CABINETS, Lshaped countertops, stainless steel sink & faucets, $150. 875-7572. 3/15 WOMEN’S STERLING silver rope bracelets, $4 ea. 628-1880. 3/15

ANIMALS, ETC. Happy Jack Flea Beacon: Controls fleas in the home without toxic sprays. Results overnight! JAY DAVIS LAWN & GARDEN 8755943. 4/265/4tc HORSE FOR SALE: $300 OBO. Gentle 23 yr. old bay w/pleasant disposition & great for young riders. 8754952. 4/19

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CITY OF SEAFORD RESOLUTION On the 7th day of May, 2007, at the City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Sussex County, Delaware, between the hours of two o’clock p.m., prevailing time, and six o’clock p.m., prevailing time, there will be held a Special Election to determine whether the City of Seaford shall annex lands located contiguous to the present corporate limits of the City of Seaford being more particularly described in “Exhibit A” attached hereto and incorporated herein. Particulars concerning the Special Election are contained in a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Seaford which was passed at a meeting held on April 10, 2007, a copy of which is as follows: Whereas, pursuant to a Resolution adopted by the City Council of the City of Seaford, a committee appointed by the Mayor of the City of Seaford according to the requirements of Section 2 of the Charter of the City of Seaford, as amended, recommend in its report that certain territory located contiguous to the present corporate limits of the City of Seaford be annexed. Whereas, after notice duly published according to the requirements of Section 2 of the Charter of the City of Seaford, as amended, a public hearing was held on the 27th day of March, 2007, upon the proposal of the City Council of the City of Seaford to annex certain territory located and contiguous to the present corporate limits of the City of Seaford. Whereas, in the opinion and judgment of the individual members of the City Council, no cause has been shown why the territory located and contiguous to the present corporate limits of the City of Seaford should not be annexed and it positively appearing that said territory should be annexed in the event that a majority of the duly qualified electors in the City of Seaford and in the territory proposed to be annexed shall approve for. Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, by the City Council of the City of Seaford, that a special election shall be held on the 7th day of May, 2007, at the City Hall, 414 High Street, Sussex County, Seaford, Delaware between the hours of two o’clock p.m., prevailing time and six o’clock p.m., prevailing time, at which Special Election the duly qualified voters both in the City of Seaford and in the territory proposed to be annexed shall vote for or against the annexation to the City of Seaford or territory located contiguous to the present corporate limits of the City of Seaford, said territory being more particularly described in “Exhibit A” attached hereto and incorporated herein. And Be It Further Resolved, that the City Manager of the City of Seaford is hereby authorized and directed to cause a notice which shall consist of a true copy of this Resolution to be printed in a newspaper published in the City of Seaford and having a general circulation both in the City of Seaford and in the territory proposed to be annexed in its issues published within thirty (30) days immediately preceding the date of Special Election; And Be It Further Resolved, that at the Special Election, every resident and property owner, whether individual, a partnership, or a corporation in the City of Seaford and in the territory proposed to be annexed shall have one (1) vote; provided, however, that a person who owns property both in the City of Seaford and in the territory proposed to be annexed and resides in either place may vote only where he resides; and provided further that a person who owns property both in the City of Seaford and in the territory proposed to be annexed, but does not reside in either place may vote only in the City of Seaford and not in the territory proposed to be annexed.

Exhibit “A”

And Be It Further Resolved, that an individual owning a duly executed Power of Attorney of another person or if a firm or corporation specifically authorizing the said individual to vote at the said Special Election, a duly authenticated copy of which has been filed in the Office of the City Manager of the City of Seaford, shall be entitled to cast the vote of said person, firm or corporation; And Be It Further Resolved, that the City Manager of the City of Seaford be and she is hereby authorized and directed to cause to be printed at least five (5) days prior to the date of said Special Election a sufficient number of ballot, the form of said ballot as follows: OFFICIAL BALLOT - THE CITY OF SEAFORD THIS BALLOT CASTS ONE (1) VOTE CHECK ONE: ( ) FOR THE PROPOSED ANNEXATION ( ) AGAINST THE PROPOSED ANNEXATION And Be It Further Resolved, that the purpose of legally conducting this said Special Election on the 7th day of May, 2007, providing two (2) ballots, one for those persons, firms or corporations who are authorized to vote as residents and property owners of the City of Seaford and one for those persons, firms, or corporations who are authorized to vote as residents and property owners of the territory proposed to be annexed, determined who is and who is not lawfully qualified to vote there at, taking reasonable steps to see that the law pertaining to said Special Election receives compliance, and for the purpose of counting the votes and certifying the results of said Special Election to the City Council of the City of Seaford, Charles Butler is hereby appointed as the presiding officer of the Board of Special Elections, \Donald Tull is hereby appointed as the resident and property owner residing in the City of Seaford, and Garu W. Hill is hereby appointed as the resident or property owner in the territory(s) proposed to be annexed. I, Dolores J. Slatcher, City Manager of the City of Seaford, do hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution was passed by the City Council of the City of Seaford at its meeting held on the 10th day of April, 2007, at which a quorum was present and voting throughout and that the same is still in full force and effect. Dolores, J. Slatcher, City Manager Dated: April 12, 2007 Exhibit “A” - Gary W. and Joy W. Hill Tax Map & Parcel 3-31 5.00 11.01



LEGALS PUBLIC NOTICE Town of Bethel, Delaware. Installation of Heat and Air Conditioning Community House, Main St., Bethel, Delaware. All Contractors interested. Please call and leave message at 302-875-0414 or send correspondence to Town of Bethel, Attn: Kevin Phillips, P.O. Box 310, Bethel, DE 19931 4/26/3tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NANTICOKE HUNDRED Subd. #2006-11 Notice is hereby given that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, MAY 24, 2007, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of RAJUN CAJUN HOMES, LLC to consider the Subdivision of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, by dividing 10.98 acres into 10 lots, and a variance from the maximum allowed cul-de-sac length of 1,000 feet, located north of Road 524, 250 feet southwest of Nichols Street within Lakewood Subdivision. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this application may be examined by interested parties in the County Planning and Zoning Office, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 4/26/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LITTLE CREEK HUNDRED Subd. #2006-10 Notice is hereby given that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, MAY 24, 2007, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of LACROSSE HOMES OF DELAWARE, INC. to con-

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sider the Subdivision of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, by dividing 213.64 acres into 320 lots, (Cluster Development), located north of Road 70 (Gordy Road), 1,500 feet west of Road 72 (Wooten Road) and on both sides of Road 462 (Trussum Pond Road). Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this application may be examined by interested parties in the County Planning and Zoning Office, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 4/26/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LITTLE CREEK HUNDRED Subd. #2006-13 Notice is hereby given that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, MAY 24, 2007, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of WILLIAM R. COLEMAN to consider the Subdivision of land in an GR Residential District in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, by dividing 25.50 acres into 30 lots, and a variance from the maximum allowed cul-de-

sac length of 1,000 feet , located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Route 54 and Road 504. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this application may be examined by interested parties in the County Planning and Zoning Office, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 4/26/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LITTLE CREEK HUNDRED Subd. #2006-14 Notice is hereby given that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, MAY 24, 2007, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of GRAY PROPERTIES, LLC to consider the Subdivision of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, by dividing 40.03 acres into 40 lots, located east of Road 461, 1,050 feet south of Route 24. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this apSee LEGALS—page 39


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

6 Upcoming Auctions by Marshall Auctions Large Public Multi-Estate Auction This in an unreserved auction. All items sold to the highest bidder regardless of price & without reserve. Marshall Auctions is honored to be selling from the well known local estate of Marie Hearn of Pittsville, MD, and several other local estates including estates from Seaford, Bridgeville, and Selbyville, DE.

Friday Night, April 27th at 5:00 PM Original counter desk from Bank of Pittsville, Antique Furniture, Decoys, & Firearms Held at the Marshall Auction Facility at 8000 Esham Rd., Parsonsburg, MD

Personal Property Preview: 2 hours prior to the Auction. Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 50 & Forest Grove Rd., in Parsonsburg, turn North onto Forest Grove Rd. and follow for 0.5 miles to Old Ocean City Rd. Right onto Old O. C. Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to Esham Rd. Left onto Esham Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to burgundy/tan building on left. Signs Posted. Glass/China/Collectables (5pm): Blue and Grey Stoneware Crocks, Butter Churns, Split oak baskets, 3 Antique Woodbury baby bottles dated 1886 w/ carrier and booklet, local bucket and bushel tokens, strawberry tickets, packing labels, antique wooden ice skates, Pottery from Roseville, Wedgwood, Weller, McCoy and Hull- cast iron elephant cigarette dispenser, very nice selection of hand stitched quilts, Ansonia mantle clock, Ingraham mantle clock, Gilbert tabletop clock, 2 Lionel train sets, U.S. Navy Star Boston Compass #11266, 1775 Indenture, nice selection of early block planes, Kansas pattern dew drop cake pedestal, coy fish charger, oriental and signed art, 3 walnut string back deep frames, oriental flask, cast British military figures, stoneware pitcher, butter, and cookie, British ships model, Knowles pink and white washbowl and pitcher set, gold rimmed washbowl and pitcher set, yellow ware bowls, hand painted jam pot, cobalt to clear champagne flutes, Bristol vases, carnival glass, 1912 GM Fisher calendar plate, children’s tea set in original box, Beaver Brand German double harmonica, Victorian pancake dish, tall handle green depression vase, Lenox, Lalique, Limoges, Delft, Noritake, Nippon, carved bellows, 2 Frank Purdue books, 2 Chesapeake Bay books, Leather-bound Air Force book, American Stamp book, slaw board, local milk bottles, arrowheads, post cards, misc. silver, Sealtest milk boxes, children’s toys, cut amethyst to clear vase and basket, antique double foot air pump, carved cane w/ cats head, Orlando Wooten photo, coal pick, potato ricer, and too much more to list!! Furniture (7:30pm): Large Antique Bank Desk from the original Bank of Pittsville, Beautiful Oak Ball in Claw Mirrored Back Buffet, Colonial Manufacturing Co. grandfather clock, MOP inlaid settee, Empire Gentleman’s chest, small oak icebox, 4 drawer pine cottage chest, pine 4 drawer chest, small blue hand painted blanket chest, 2 carved back Victorian chairs, L&R Furniture Camelback sofa, Pearson ivory upholstered ball and claw foot sofa, navy reclining chair, mahogany drop front secretary w/ hutch, large dome top dove tailed trunk, Mahogany Serpentine Front desk w/ clamshell inlay, pine 1 drawer 2 door dry sink, pine dough box, converted yarn winder table, unique 3 tier flip top pie stand w/ inlay, 2 Eastlake side chairs, mahogany dinning room suite w/ inlay, oak china cabinet, student desk, needlepoint stool, child’s oak rocker, oak drop-leaf table, 1 drawer over 2 door oak washstand, maple dough box end stand, lg. signed and number print Captain Waller’s Wharf, 2 brass double beds, dome top trunk, spinning wheel, walnut cradle, student lamp, maple wash stand, wicker desk, wicker arm chair and cushion, pine commode, brass floor lamp, French provincial style table and sideboard, console bar, 5 antique porch rockers, and still unpacking!! Decoys/Guns: Hand Carved Duck Decoys from Madison Mitchell and others, Madison Mitchell 1/2 size goose decoy, Pennsylvania rifle w/ octagon barrel and Birdseye stock, Lane and Read Boston Muzzleloader 1837, H&R single shot 28 gauge, Spanish Flint lock pistol, Marksman air pistol. Box lots will be sold last: CD’s, knick-knacks, Milk glass vases, misc. amber glass, lesser china, flatware, flower planters, cups and saucers, sewing machine, and still unpacking!! Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 8% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. Auction conducted inside & outside or 9,000 Sq. Ft. facility. Two Auctioneers. Some seating provided. Food served by Station 7 Restaurant of Pittsville.

Public Real Estate Auction – Wonderfully updated 2 BR, 1 BA home in Laurel Marshall Auctions is honored to sell for the Estate of Betty Louise Scaggs of Laurel, DE

Thursday May 3, at 5:47 PM – 28559 Seaford Rd., Laurel, DE 2 BR, 1 BA, 947 Sq. Ft. home built on a 1/3 acre lot in a nice location!

Real Estate Preview: Apr. 29 th 1 – 2 PM

Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 13 & Camp Rd. (Approx. 1.1 miles North or Rt. 9) in turn West onto Camp Rd. and follow for 0.7 miles to Seaford Rd. Turn right onto Seaford Rd. and follow to home on the right. Signs Posted. Description: Wonderfully updated 2 BR, 1 BA 947 Sq. Ft. home located just north of Laurel. The homeowner recently had $34,000 in improvements including new siding, new roof, doors, brick steps, sidewalk, attic windows updated on the home. The central air & furnace were updated in 2004. The home is being sold to settle Mrs. Scaggs Estate. This would make an ideal starter home or home for someone looking to downsize. Suggested Opening Bid: $125,000. Fri. May 18 th , 2007 - Four 3.8 to 4.5 Acre building lots with septic approvals in Felton, DE on Black Swamp Rd. Referred to as Kent Co Map 6-00-14700-01-1005-0001 Parcel 3047, Map 6-00-14700-01-10090001 Parcel 84726, Map 6-00-14700-01-1010-0001 Parcel 84727 & Map 6-00-14700-01-1011-0001 Parcel 84728. Offer excellent location in Central Delaware. Located only 5 miles East of Rt. 13 directly across from Dovington Equestrian Training Center Thur May. 24 th , 2007 – 10181 Marvil Dr., Laurel, DE. HOME & CONTENTS. Nicely maintained 2 BR, 1 BA 832 Sq. Ft. home featuring updated windows (1996), updated roof (10 years ago). Would make an ideal starter or investment home. Friday June 1 st , 2007 – 503 N. Central Ave., Laurel, DE. 3-4 BR, 1 BA 1,342 Sq. Ft. home on a corner lot with frontage on 3 streets. Lot is located in commercial district and features a commercial zoning. Friday June 1 st , 2007 – 25 Acre Farmette located on Old Furnace Rd., in Seaford, DE. Referred to as Sussex Co. Dist. 2-31, Map 13.00, Parcel 52. A tributary of Deep Creek flows across the property. Owner in assisted living & property must be sold.

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LEGALS - from Page 38 plication may be examined by interested parties in the County Planning and Zoning Office, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 4/26/1tc

said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 1st day of December, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Elizabeth A. Paul 5962 Cokesbury Rd., Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 4/26/3tc



Estate of Joseph O. Vanaman, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Joseph O. Vanaman who departed this life on the 27th day of March, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Nancy Sharp on the 16th day of April, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 27th day of November, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Nancy Sharp P.O. Box 154 Port Elizabeth, NJ 08348 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 4/26/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Donald Louis Leeser, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Donald Louis Leeser who departed this life on the 1st day of April, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Elizabeth A. Paul on the 16th day of April, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the

On Saturday, May 19, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. Peninsula Mini Storage located at 40 S. Market St., Blades/ Seaford, Del. will hold a public auction pursuant to the State of Delaware SelfStorage Facility Act Title 25 Chapter 49. The following storage unit will be sold or disposed of for Non-Payment of storage rent. Tenants name and last known address are listed below. Karen Crawford, Federalsburg, Md.; Unit #103, Unit Size 10x15. Bidding guidelines available on request at Peninsula Mini Storage, 302-629-5743. 4/19/2tc

Administratrix: Kathy L. Roddey 22211 Brinsfield Ave., Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 4/19/3tc

NOTICE Estate of John J. Marine, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of John J. Marine who departed this life on the 8th day of March, A.D. 2007 late of Bridgeville, DE were duly granted unto Joanne Shockley on the 10th day of April A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or before the 8th day of November, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Joanne Shockley 9556 Tharp Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 4/19/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Barry Lee Kingsbury, Jr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Barry Lee Kingsbury, Jr. who departed this life on the 18th day of February, A.D. 2007 late of Bridgeville, DE were duly granted unto Kathy L. Roddey on the 4th day of April A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or before the 18th day of October, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf.

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NOTICE Estate of Michael L. Gordy, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Michael L. Gordy who departed this life on the 4th day of March, A.D. 2007 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Cindy Gordy Mullins on the 2nd day of April A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said

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NOTICE Estate of Anna E. West, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Anna E. West who departed this life on the 12th day of March, A.D. 2007 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Michael W. Gray on the 30th day of March A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 12th day of November, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf.

Executor: Michael W. Gray 6509 Senator Lane, Bensalem, PA 19020 Attorney: Stephen P. Ellis, Esq. Sergovic & Ellis P.O. Box 875 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 4/12/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Gertrude J. Crossman, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Gertrude J. Crossman who departed this life on the 19th day of March, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Jack D. Crossman on the 29th day of March A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 19th day of November, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Jack D. Crossman 12563 Concord Rd.,

Seaford, DE19973 Attorney: Cindy L. Szabo, Esq. Sergovic & Ellis P.O. Box 875 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 4/12/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Elsie G. Pase, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Elsie G. Pase who departed this life on the 23rd day of March, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Joyce P. Davis on the 29th day of March A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 23rd day of November, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Joyce P. Davis 708 Van Buren St., Melbourne, FL 32935 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 4/12/3tc

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CHURCH BULLETINS Continued from page 18

ty Prayer Breakfast. It will be held this year on Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Union United Methodist Church, Market and Laws streets, Bridgeville. A delicious, all you can eat, buffet breakfast will be prepared and served by the church kitchen staff, followed by an inspirational speaker and special music. Tickets are $9 and are available at no charge from Corporate Sponsors while they last. Our committee on Human and Spiritual Values oversee this program each year during the National Week of Prayer. Also, this annual program supports the objectives of Kiwanis International, which, in part, includes the following: "To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life. To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships. We strive to build better communities with sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteous-

ness, justice, patriotism and goodwill." Call Ralph at 337-8274 for more information.

Church Spring Festival May 5 Circle May 5 on your calendar for the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Spring Festival. Serving will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Menu includes oyster fritter, chicken salad and hot dog sandwiches, homemade vegetable soup, homemade ice cream and various bake items. The church is located on Mt. Pleasant Road approximately 3 miles west of Laurel off of Rt. 24. Carry-outs are available during the same hours.

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

Yard sale and car wash May 5

Centenary Gospel Cafe

Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, will hold a yard sale and car wash on May 5, from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. There will be scrapple sandwiches, hot dogs and hamburgers. For more information call 875-4233.

Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar & Market Streets, Laurel, is hosting Christian music each Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Bruce and Nancy Willey are presenting live Christian music, fellowship, and refreshments. April 28 Guest Singers: "Lights of Home," Ray & Trevor Marine, Gospel CafĂŠ first annual BBQ (outside). Every week, Mary Ann Young joins us! For more information, call the Church office at 875-3983 or Bruce Willey at 8755539.

Trinity U.M. Gospel Concert Trinity United Methodist Church in Laurel will host a Gospel Concert on Saturday, May 5, at 6 p.m. featuring, Jerry Jones, Kings Ambassadors, Cassandra Abbott and Tammy Bradford. Food and drinks will be available. For further information call 841-7589. Old Christ Church opening Historic Old Christ Church welcomes everyone for Sunday morning worship at 9:30 a.m. from May 27 through Oct. 7. The church is located on Chipman's Pond Road off Rt. 24, Laurel. The church is on the Historic Register, built in 1771 and original as it was in that period.

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

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Laurel Star Sports Big inning lifts Cape to 10-6 win over Bulldogs By Pat Murphy Despite being out hit, 12 to 9, the Cape Henlopen Vikings shivered to a 10-6 win over the Laurel Bulldogs on Tuesday, April 17. The game was played under overcast, blustery and damp fifty degree temperatures (it dropped into the 40’s at game’s end), which made every fly ball an adventure. Cape right hander Alan Vickers hurled all seven innings for the win despite a three run Bulldog rally in the seventh. Laurel starter David Bartee took the loss, going five and one third innings before being relieved by Lance Kelley. Brandon Hearne had a home run for the Bulldogs. Things started out magnificently for the Bulldogs as Bartee fanned the side in the first inning. The second inning was different as the Vikings collected five of their nine hits, scoring five runs on a Josh Goodwin single and doubles by Joe A’mico, Matt Coveleski, Ike Driscoll, and Mike Flurento. Sandwiched in between this was a walk to Evan Ritter. The Bulldogs scored a run in the second as Brandon Hearne reached on an error, Matt Parker doubled, and Hearne scored on Bartee’s sacrifice fly. In the bottom of the third inning the Bulldogs scored two more runs. Antwon Trimball doubled, Trent Passwaters hit a Texas League single to score Trimball, Zach Bonniwell reached after being plunked on the first pitch thrown to him, and Parker added an RBI single. In the fourth, Cape tacked on another run as Ritter received his third walk of the game and Driscoll doubled him home. Cape tacked on another run in the sixth and three in the seventh off Kelley. In the bottom of the seventh, the Bulldog bats made a game of it. Taylor Jones

Laurel freshman Stephanie Wheatley delivers a pitch during her team’s win over Red Lion Christian last Friday. Wheatley struck out 11 and allowed three hits. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel’s Jenna Cahall had an RBI single in her team’s win over Red Lion Christian last week. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel softball falls to IR, defeats Red Lion Christian By Mike McClure Laurel second baseman Lance Kelley eyes the ball as he prepares to haul in a popup during last week’s loss to Cape Henlopen. Photo by Mike McClure

reached on an error, Trent Passwaters collected his second hit and, after the second out, Brandon Hearne hit a high drive to left that left the park for a three-run homer making it 10-6. Parker doubled but Bartee’s deep drive to right field was hauled in by the Vikings’ D’Amico. Continued on page 45

The Laurel varsity softball team fell to Indian River, 6-3, last Thursday before defeating Red Lion Christian, 2-0, on Friday. Brittney Brittingham had two doubles in the Bulldogs’ loss to Indian River. Laurel scored one run in the first inning before the Indians put three runs in the third and fourth innings. The Bulldogs added two runs in the sixth. Laurel (5-4 overall, 3-4 in Henlopen Conference) defeated Red Lion Christian, 2-0, in a non-conference home game last Friday. Laurel freshman pitcher Stephanie Wheatley allowed a single and a pair of walks in the top of the first before recording a strikeout to end the inning. Amanda Horsey hit a leadoff triple and scored on a single by Kelsey Oliphant to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead after one inning. Wheatley allowed a leadoff triple in the top of the second before striking out

three to end the inning. Wheatley worked a 1-2-3 inning in the fifth and sixth innings. Brittingham singled, moved up on a sac bunt by Miranda O’Neal, and scored on an RBI single by Jenna Cahall in the bottom of the fifth to make it 2-0. Wheatley had two strikeouts in the final inning to secure the win. “I think that I have a very solid team as far as youth and ability,” said Laurel head coach Margo Morris. Morris believes her young players can play with anyone and is pleased with the leadership she receives from her four seniors and one junior. “Right now we’re playing for 12 wins. We thinks 12 wins will put us in the state tournament,” Morris added. Horsey went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run, Kelsey Oliphant had a hit and an RBI, Brittingham went 1-for-2 with a run, Cahall tripled and drove in a run, and Wheatley allowed three hits in seven shutout innings and struck out 11 for the win.

Laurel Little League Opening Day is Saturday, April 28 Laurel Little League will have its opening day parade and ceremony on Saturday, April 28. The parade is scheduled to take place at 8 a.m. with the ceremony to follow.

Delmar baseball team moves to 4-5 with pair of wins

OPENING DAY- Danielle Bradley stands on first base as first baseman Bethany Parsons awaits a play during last Saturday’s opening day softball game. More photos on page 44. Photo by Mike McClure

The Delmar varsity baseball team moved to 1-5 in the Henlopen Conference and 45 overall with wins over North Caroline and Lake Forest last week. On Wednesday, Delmar scored 10 runs on 12 hits in a 10-3 win over North Caroline. Matt Campbell, Jordan Johnson, Doug Causey, and Mark Timmons each doubled and Timmons allowed three runs on three hits for the win. Johnson had three hits including a pair of doubles and drove in three runs in Thursday’s 7-4 win over Lake Forest. Dylan Shupe added two hits, a run, and an RBI for the Wildcats. See page 46 for results from Monday and Tuesday’s games.



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GOING FOR THE BALL- Delmar’s Katie McMahon and Melissa Baker collide after going for a header as Woodbridge’s Ivana Hall looks on during last week’s game in Bridgeville. Delmar won the contest by the score of 5-0. Photo by Mike McClure

SHOT ON GOAL- Delmar’s Abby Adkins takes a shot on goal as Woodbridge’s Kelli Warner defends during last week’s game. Delmar’s Brittani Scott is also shown looking on. Photo by Mike McClure


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Laurel Stars of the Week

Female Co-Athlete of the WeekBrittney Brittingham- Laurel

Female Co-Athlete of the Week- Corie Elliott- Delmar

Laurel second baseman Brittney Delmar soccer player Corie Elliott Brittingham had a solid week in her rehad a hat trick last Thursday, scoring turn from an injury. Brittingham went 2three goals in her team’s 5-0 win over for-4 with a homer and five RBIs in Woodbridge. Elliott also tallied a goal in Tuesday’s win over Cape. Brittney also the Wildcats’ narrow loss to Indian Rivhad a pair of doubles on Thursday and a er on Tuesday. hit and a run on Friday. Honorable mention- Amanda Horsey- Laurel; Jenna Cahall- Laurel; Stephanie Wheatley- Laurel; Lauren Hitch- Laurel; Twila McCrea- Laurel; Katie McMahonDelmar; Katie Watson- Laurel; Nicole Mancini- Laurel; Gabby Andrade- Delmar; Erin Tingle- Delmar; Mindi Wheatley- Delmar; Hope Cornell- Sussex Tech; Tiamia Black- Sussex Tech; Trent Passwaters- Laurel; David Albert- Laurel; Jeremy Bagwell- Laurel; Tyrell Whitney- Laurel; L.J. Watts- Laurel; Dylan Shupe- Delmar; Mark Timmons- Delmar; Scott Lee- Laurel; Jordan Johnson- Delmar; Matt ParkerLaurel; Brandon Hearne- Laurel; Brandon Krauss- Sussex Tech; David RickseckerSussex Tech



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TEEING OFF- Laurel’s Scott Lee, left, and Steven Johnson tee off during last Tuesday’s home match against Polytech. No score was reported from this match. Lee shot a 38 and Johnson had a 43 in Thursday’s match against Cape Henlopen.

Laurel High varsity golf team falls to Cape Henlopen, 155-181 The Laurel High School varsity golf team lost to Cape Henlopen, 155-181, last Thursday. Scott Lee led the Bulldogs with a 38 (one stroke off the lead) and Steven Johnson added a 43. Whitney Evans and Chris Moore each shot a 50 for Laurel.

Laurel/Seaford Star sports section has new e-mail address Got sports? Send your sports scores, photos, and press releases to the Star’s new sports e-mail address: You can still fax information to 302-629-9243. Call sports editor Mike McClure at 302629-9788 with any questions.

Laurel girls’ soccer team falls to Lake Forest, Campus Community The Laurel varsity girls’ soccer team lost to Lake Forest and Campus Community in games last week. On Thursday, Nicole Mancini had 14 saves in the 7-0 loss to Lake Forest. Mancini and Katie Watson each had a goal in a 4-2 loss to Campus Community last Friday.

NYSA soccer results (4/23) Laurel Titans 4, Seaford Vipers 3 The Laurel Titans were lead by team captain Daylin McCausland who scored all four goals with the help of Cole Rash and Samantha Dykes with assists on offense. The Titans’ defense was led by Maegen Mercier, Jessica Walter, and Kara Melvin. Goalie James Forder held the Vipers scoreless in the first half. Kelsey Kline had three stops, Matthew Hollis added two stops, and Andrachel Maisch made one defensive stop. Coach Tom McCausland is preparing for the Seaford Jays on Sunday, April 29.

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Delmar Sports Scene By Tommy Young The Wildcats had one of their better weeks of the season as the baseball team and softball team won two out of three of their regularly scheduled games while the soccer team divided their two games. The baseball team defeated Lake Forest 7-4 as Matt Campbell pitched six strong innings, and Drew Merritt came in to finish up the game for Matt as he tired a bit in the sixth inning. You know Matt is just coming off a knee operation and is just getting back in shape. In their other win, they defeated North Caroline 10-3 as Mark Timmons tossed a three hitter. Their only defeat came at the hands of Sussex Tech who won a 3-2 decision. Shupe pitched a good game for Delmar as he only gave up five hits, but the Wildcats could only come up with one hit. It was a different story for the Delmar girls as they were defeated 12 -1 as Sussex Tech pounded three Delmar pitchers for 16 hits while the Delmar girls could only come up with two hits. However, they bounced back with wins over North Caroline and Lake Forest. In the North Caroline game, Brittany Lyons and Mindi Wheatley held the opposition to one run while Delmar was scoring three times on the strength of two hits apiece by Melanie Lyons and Casey Shupe. Up at Lake Forest, Mindi Wheatley pitched a one-hitter and Melanie Twilley, Gabby Andrade, and Erin Tingle had two hits apiece in the 10-0 win. After their tough 4-3 defeat to Indian River, the soccer team bounced back to shut out Woodbridge 5-0. ASSISTS AND ERRORS- It takes a lot of nerve to go into a business in the same location that several local business men and women have tried to make a success of, and or one reason or another have had to give up on their ventures. However, as long as I have known Linda Wells, she has never been short on nerve, but I think the main thing that has made her business a success is the long hours she puts in running the business. Four days a week, she opens at 4 a.m. and closes at 2 p.m. after the lunch crowd leaves. Then the other two days she opens at 4 a.m. and closes at 8 p.m., as she stays open for dinner on Thursday and Friday. She opens Saturday morning at 4, but closes around 10 a.m. She also runs a catering business and

does all the shopping except for items she cannot buy at the local market; these come from salesman who stop by every week. Like any small business you have a hard time keeping good employees mainly because of the low wages and irregular hours. She is very fortunate here because her family has always pitched in when she has run into loss of employees. Of course, that works both ways as they can also use a little extra money. As far as Linda is concerned, she runs a tight ship, but under that crusty exterior beats a heart of gold. She does a lot of thing that they local folks do not even know about. For example, there used to be several of her customers, mostly men, who had no family, and every Thanksgiving Day, she would cook a full course dinner with all the fixings at the restaurant for her family and invited these men who always looked forward to the wonderful dinner. Besides the great, reasonably priced food, the Railroad Cafe always has had an atmosphere of its own, including the big round table in the back part of the dining area. In the early years, it was always occupied by a certain group of older, original customers, and they were dubbed the “Knights of the Round Table” as they usually had all the problems of the world solved by 10 a.m. Also, the walls were covered with photographs of everything from every sport, event, school happenings, most of which were taken years ago; in fact, most of them were turning brown with age. They were very interesting to folks who had not seen them before. To celebrate her 25th anniversary of being the Railroad Cafe, Linda took down the old pictures and completely redecorated the interior of the cafe and did a great job. She has even got a mural painted by the Delmar High School students on one wall. Incidentally, you see more high school kids coming in for breakfast or lunch than ever. I think last year, some of the Delmar High football team started this action as they started coming in for breakfast one day of the week. They went undefeated during the regular season. Happy 25th Anniversary to Linda and the Railroad Cafe.

DELMAR SOCCER- Delmar defender Maribeth Beach, left, boots the ball during her team’s road win over Woodbridge last Thursday. Corie Elliott, shown with the ball, had three goals in the Wildcat win. Photos by Mike McClure

DELMAR OPENING DAY- Players from the Old Mill and Hardee’s/Dough Boys t-ball teams enjoy their opening day game last Saturday. VFW pitcher Kevin Trader comes home with a pitch during little league baseball action in Delmar last weekend. Photos by Mike McClure

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Delmar High is hoping to get a lacrosse team By Daniel Richardson

Laurel senior Trent Passwaters, left, crosses the plate during the Bulldogs’ home loss to Cape Henlopen last week. Passwaters had a pair of hits in the 10-6 loss. Laurel shortstop Taylor Jones throws to first during last week’s home contest. Photos by Mike McClure MAKING THE PITCHL a u r e l ’s David Bartee comes home with a pitch during a loss to Cape Henlopen last Tuesday in Laurel. Photo by Mike McClure

Dubbed the “fastest growing sport in the United States” by Sports Illustrated, lacrosse has been expanding on the American scene with unparalleled speed. This rapid growth can be seen all over Maryland and Washington D.C. as well as Northern Delaware. However, the sport has yet to make a substantial impact on Sussex County high school athletics. Only a handful of schools around the county have tried their hands at this fast paced sport. This may change in Western Sussex County as athletic director David Hearn attempts to bring the sport to Delmar High School. “The startup costs are high, but the costs to keep it running are much lower than our other sports,” said Hearn. Once a program is in place it can “operate on approximately $1,000 a year plus travel costs,” according to School Board Member Charles Smith. Operating costs are not the Board’s main concern. What

has the Board still in the consideration phase is the $15,190 of estimated startup costs. Currently Delmar only has 24 males involved in sports during the spring season as compared to 90 to 100 males during the fall. “ “We need to do something to reach these kids during the spring,” Hearn said. An interest meeting was held at the school and 88 students showed up. According to Hearn “usually about half of the kids that come out to the interest meetings go on to play the sport.” This was encouraging to Hearn because he had less people show up to the wrestling interest meeting, which is now a successful program. Hearn is currently looking for ways to raise money for the program and is hoping to get some sponsorship from the community. High School principal Cathy Townsend said of the program, “the kids are really excited. If we are going to get involved with this, now is the time.”

Delmar varsity softball team defeats Lake Forest, 10-0 The Delmar varsity softball team topped Lake Forest, 10-0, last Thursday. Gabby Andrade had two double, Erin Tingle double in three runs, and Mindi Wheatley tossed a one-hitter for the win. Delmar scored four in the first, one in the second, one in the third, and four in the fourth. Delmar was home on Monday, April 23 but no score was reported. See page 46 for results from Tuesday’s game. Laurel baseball continued Bartee struck out six, allowing seven hits and three walks in his five and a third innings. Vickers allowed 12 hits and four earned runs while striking out seven. He

did not walk a batter in his effort and stranded nine Bulldog runners. Brandon Hearne had four runs batted in for the Bulldogs on his two hits. The Bulldogs are now 4-6. See page 46 for results from Tuesday’s game.

Keep an eye out for motorcyclists. Laurel second baseman Brittney Brittingham throws to first during last week’s home win over Red Lion Christian. Brittingham had a hit and a run in the contest. Photo by Mike McClure

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Woodbridge’s Andreah Smith is thrown out at first base on a close play during the Raiders’ home win over Smyrna last Thursday. Smith scored the winning run on a single by Grace Reardon. Photo by Mike McClure

Woodbridge softball team defeats Smyrna, 2-1, in 10 By Mike McClure The Woodbridge varsity softball team scored a run in the bottom of the 10th inning to beat Smyrna, 2-1, last Thursday in Bridgeville. The Raiders also recorded a 4-3 win over Queen Anne’s last Saturday. On Thursday, Grace Reardon hit the game-winning RBI single and Danielle Griffin hurled a six hitter, striking out eight and collecting a pair of hits in the victory. Griffin hit and RBI single in the bottom of the third inning to give Woodbridge the lead. Smyrna had a leadoff double in the top of the fifth, but Griffin got a strikeout and two flyouts to end the inning. The Eagles knotted the score at 1-1 in the top of the seventh on a walk, a wild pitch, and an error. Woodbridge shortstop Jessica Deoudes made a nice diving play in the hold to record an out in the top of the eight. Smyrna put a pair of runners on base with two away in that inning before

a flyout ended the threat. Woodbridge’s Charlotte Goodman hit a two-out single in the bottom of the eighth but was stranded on base. Raider first baseman Ashley Nichols fielded a ground ball in the top of the ninth and recorded the final out to strand a pair of Eagle base runners. The 10th inning brought on the international tiebreaker which puts a runner on second base to start each half inning. Smyrna came up with a single and had runners on second and third with one out when Griffin fielded a ground ball and threw to Reardon who hung on to the ball despite a collision at the plate. Woodbridge right fielder Erika Knox hauled in a fly ball for the final out. The Raiders started the bottom of the 10th with Andreah Smith on second base. Smith moved up on a sac bunt and scored on Reardon’s single over the right fielder for the win. Woodbridge also defeated Queen Anne’s, 4-3, on Saturday.

Monday- Baseball- Delmar 11, St. Thomas More 1 (five innings)- Dylan Shupe had two hits including a double and two runs; Jordan Johnson went 2-for-3 with a double and three runs; and Mark Timmons had three hits and three runs for the Wildcats. Jeffrey Fleetwood also batted 2-for-2 with a run; Joe Pete had a hit and a run; and Timmons allowed one run on one hit and had six strikeouts in four innings. Milford 6, Woodbridge 0- Dustin Richards had two hits for the Raiders. Girls’ soccer- Caesar Rodney 8, Sussex Tech 0- Katie Nennstiehl made 17 saves. Boys’ tennis- Seaford 5, Cape Henlopen 0Trevor Lee, Andrew Halter, Spencer Noel and the doubles teams of Tim Halter and Drew Venables and Michele and Tony Fascilli earned wins for the Jays. Girls’ tennis- Seaford 4, Cape Henlopen 1Kelly Kimpton, Brenna James, and the doubles teams of Emily Nielson and Maumi Oshima and Tish Thomas and Jeanmarie Ferber won for Delmar’s Jordan Johnson takes a lead off third during his team’s win Seaford. Softball- Caravel 6, Sussex Tech 3- Rhonda on Monday. Photo by Mike McWarrington drove in a pair and Megan Lathbury Clure added an RBI single for the Ravens. Tuesday- Baseball- Sussex Central 12, Laurel 0- Lance Kelley had a pair of hits. Sussex Tech 4, Lake Forest 3- The Ravens scored one in the sixth and three in the seventh for the win. Chad Sturgeon had a two-run double, Kyle Timmons singled in the winning run, and Steve Sharff got the win on the mound. Dover 7, Seaford 3- Dover scored three runs in the third and went on to win, 7-3. Polytech 4, Delmar 3- Polytech scored a run in each of the final two innings for the win. Jordan Johnson and Joe Pete each doubled. Softball- Delmar 8, Polytech 1- The Wildcats scored three in the third and four in the fourth to pull away for the win. Lindsay Lloyd had three hits including a double, Gabby Andrade added three hits, and Mindi Wheatley struck out seven and allowed six hits for the victory. Sussex Central 3, Laurel 0- Sussex Central jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Laurel pitchers Caitlin Dolby and Stephanie Wheatley combined to allow just five hits. Greenwood Mennonite 1, Seaford Christian 0- Hannah Rush struck out 12, allowed two hits, and doubled in the GMS win. Jordan Phillips allowed only one run on three hits in the loss. Sussex Tech 10, Lake Forest 1- Brittany Joseph had two hits including a home run and struck out 11. Melony Thompson hit a home run, Megan Lathbury had two hits, and Hope Cornell doubled for the Ravens. Seaford 23, Dover 7- Kari Bergh and Courtney Torbert each had four hits including a double and a triple and Jenna Adkins added two doubles for the Jays. Golf- Sussex Tech 170, Smyrna 183- Sussex Tech’s Andrew Sellers was the comedalist with a 39, Kyle Messick had a 42, and Eric Scott shot a 44. Seaford 182, Polytech 193- Seaford’s Matt Lank was the the medalist with a score of 42 while Mike Zakrewsky added a 43. Caesar Rodney 155, Laurel 186; Indian River 180, Laurel 186- Laurel’s Scott Lee was one stroke off the lead with a 39 while Kate Downes added a 46. Girls’ soccer- Seaford 2, Woodbridge 0- Kelsey Hoch and Kate Baltz netted goals for Seaford while Jenn Tribbett made 15 saves for Woodbridge.

Woodbridge’s Heather Solomon, left, is shown competing with a Caesar Rodney runner during the 100 meter hurdles competition last week in Seaford. Solomon was edged out and placed second in the competition against CR and first against Seaford. Photo by Mike McClure

Solomon places second in 100 meter hurdles at Glasgow Invitational Seaford’s Keosha Gibbs prepares to make a throw during the shotput competition during last Wednesday’s home meet against Woodbridge and Caesar Rodney. Gibbs placed first in the shotput and the discus. Photo by Mike McClure

Woodbridge’s Heather Solomon placed second in the 100 meter hurdles (15.8) in the Glasgow Invitational which took place last Saturday.




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

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS- Shown are Marty Sammons Division A Scholarship winners Justin Sherman and Cassie Wooters. Sherman rolled 176, 178, 176 for a 530 scratch set plus 150 pins handicap totaling 680. He placed first and earned a $500 scholarship. Wooters rolled 137, 181, 171 for a 489 scratch set plus 189 pins handicap totaling 678. She finished second and earned a $250 scholarship.

SDPR Pitch, Hit, and Run baseball competition to take place April 28 The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation’s Pitch, Hit, and Run baseball competition will take place on Saturday, April 28 at Olympic Field in the Sports Complex. Signups will be held for the free event. Boys and girls-age groups are 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14. Winners advance to next level of competition at Shorebird Stadium. Call 629-6809 for more information. Pictured, left, is Lexi Ullman who has placed first in the local, district, and state Elk Soccer Shoot competitions, sponsored by the Seaford Elk Lodge, Ullman, who has competing since last September, recently participated in the regional shoot at the Hagerstown (MD) Elk Lodge and won third place in the U8 category. She received four trophies and a certificate for her achievement from the Delaware House of Representatives signed by Tina Fallon. Lexi is from Laurel.

Frank Dubinski, who bowls in the Young Adult League on Saturdays at noon at Seaford Bowling Lanes, bowled a 223, 236, and 244 for a 703 series on March 10. Frank finished the season with a 182 average. Seaford Lanes presented him with the 700 shirt for his accomplishment.


The Woodbridge varsity baseball team moved to 2-5 in the Henlopen Conference and 4-7 overall with a win over Smyrna and a 9-0 loss to Queen Anne’s last week. On Thursday, the Raiders scored six runs in the fourth inning and four in the fifth for a 12-3 lead over the Eagles. Smyrna rallied for two in the sixth and two in the seventh while Woodbridge added a run in the bottom of the sixth and held on for the 13-7 win. Tyler Patterson collected three hits and drove in a pair, Dustin Richards had two hits and three RBIs, and Derek Nennstiehl collected two hits including a triple and also drove in four runs and earned the win on the mound. Cory Richards and Greg Wheatley each doubled and Greg Callaway tripled to help Dustin Richards pitches during pace the Raiders. On Saturday, Cory Richards had a the Raiders’ win last week. Photo by Mike McClure pair of hits and T.J. Jefferson doubled in the loss.

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Raven Roundup: Sussex Tech golf team earns a pair of wins By Mike McClure

Clayton Bunting, number one golfer for Sussex Tech, tees off last week against the Blue Jays at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The Ravens defeated the Jays 168-181. Photo by Gene Bleile

The Ravensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; number two golfer, Andrew Sellers, shot a 40 last week against the Blue Jays to help his team defeat Seaford. Photo by Gene Bleile

Delmarva Christian lacrosse team edges Sussex Tech, 6-5 The Delmarva Christian Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lacrosse team earned a 6-5 home win over Sussex Tech in a game last Wednesday. David Betts and Tony King each netted two goals and Jeff Mohr and Dustin Westwood added one goal apiece. Justin Davis added two assists and Sam Mullins recorded 10 saves for the Royals. David Fluharty scored three goals for the hat trick and Jason Palmer and Ben Bateman added one goal each for Sussex Tech. Justin Williams also made 18 saves for the Ravens.

The Sussex Tech varsity golf team defeated Milford and Seaford in a pair of matches last week. On Wednesday, Clayton Bunting was the medalist with a score of 37 in the 164-200 win over Milford. Dustin Miller shot a 40, Kyle Messick had a 42, Andrew Sellers and Eric Scott each added a 45, and Richard Atkins shot a 51 for the Ravens. On Thursday, Sellers and Miller each shot a 40, Bunting had a 41, Atkins added a 43, Scott shot a 44, and Messick had a 45 in a 164-181 win over Seaford. Lady Ravens move to 8-0- The Sussex Tech softball team improved to 8-0 on the year with a 7-3 win over Cape Henlopen last Thursday. The Ravens scored three in the third, three in the fourth, and one in the sixth in the win. Brooke Tull struck out 12 and allowed three hits for the win. Tull also doubled and drove in three and Hope Cornell had a double, triple, and three RBIs. Sussex Tech baseball notches non-conference win- The Sussex Tech baseball team blanked Kent Island, 12-0, last Saturday in a non-conference contest. Zach Adkins gave up three hits and struck out nine in five innings for the win. Steve Sharff had one hit and two RBIs and Adkins doubled. The Ravens were scheduled to face Cape Henlopen last week but no score was reported. Soccer team earns sixth win- The Sussex Tech girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; soccer team moved to 6-2 with a win over Milford and a loss to St. Thomas More last week. The Ravens trailed St. Thomas More, 1-0, at the half during last Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game. Sussex Techâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Regina Fiacco tied the score with a second half goal but St. Thomas More scored the winning goal on a penalty kick. Katie Nennstiehl had 14 saves in goal for Sussex Tech. Tech topped Milford, 2-0, on Thursday but no results were reported. Raven track teams compete in A.I. duPont Invitational- The Sussex Tech boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; track and field teams competed in the A.I. duPont Invitational last Saturday. The boys placed second and the girls came in fourth. Sussex Techâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brandon Krauss placed first in the pole vault (13â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6â&#x20AC;?) and second in the 110 hurdles (15.7), Darius Sivels came in second in the 100 (13.3) and second in the long jump (19â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 3â&#x20AC;?), and David Ricksecker was third in the 1,600 meter run (4:44.9). The Ravensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; other results follow: 800 relay- 1. Sussex Tech (Hickman, Krauss, Sivels, Hill), 1:33.1; 400 relay- 2. Sussex Tech 45.4; shotput- 3. Battin, 39â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 9â&#x20AC;?; discus3. Snyder, 116â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2â&#x20AC;? Tiamia Black placed second in the 100 meter hurdles (17.2) and first in the 300 hurdles (50.8 for the Lady Ravens. The rest of Sussex Techâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results follow: 3,200 relay- 1. Sussex Tech (Rowe, Handy, Carillo, Mahoney), 10:29.3; shotputMorris, 31â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6â&#x20AC;?

Delmar girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; soccer beats Woodbridge, falls to IR The Delmar girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; soccer team defeated Woodbridge, 5-0, last Thursday after falling to Indian River, 4-3, on Tuesday. On Thursday, Corie Elliott scored on a feed from Katie McMahon to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead over the Raiders at the half. Brittani Scott netted a goal off a pass from McMahon, McMahon found Elliott for a goal, McMahon scored a goal, and Elliott scored her third goal with McMahon picking up her fourth assist. Delmar held a 20-3 advantage in shots and led, 8-0, in corners. Jenn Tribbett made 12 saves in goal for the Raiders. The Wildcats fell to Indian River, 4-3, on Tuesday. The Indians scored the first two goals of the game before Abby Atkins netted her first varsity goal off a feed from Haley Keenan to make it 2-1 at the half. IR scored the first goal of the second half before McMahon made it 3-2. The Indians netted their final goal of the game for a 4-2 lead and Corie Elliott cut the lead to 4-3. Katie Elliott made six saves in goal for the Wildcats.




Woodbridge grad Jason Rust hits for the home run cycle Former Woodbridge High standout Jason Rust had a career day at the plate playing baseball for the Wilmington College Wildcats in New Castle on April 11 at Wilson Field. Rust batted five times against the Philadelphia University of Science team and hit for the home run cycle. A regular cycle is a single, double, triple and home run in the same game, but not necessarily in any order. Rust had a solo home run, a two-run home run, a three-run home run and a grand slam to finish the day with 10 RBIs. He also had a ball hit Jason Rust the fence for a long single. In his Division II conference he has been named player of the week four times. He is currently batting .350 with 14 home runs and 43 RBIs.

Schirmer, Lawrence receive conference softball honors Wilmington College softball players Kelly Schirmer (Sussex Tech) and Kim Lawrence (McKean) recently received Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference honors. Schirmer, a sophomore catcher hit .550 and drove in seven runs to help lead the Wildcats to a 5-1 week (April 9-15). Lawrence went 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA on the week. Wilmington College moved to 10-2 in the CACC and 20-8 overall.

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Trendy slow poaching traps and concentrates flavors You don’t often think of a trend as something that’s been around over 30 years. Take the trend described by Sara Dickerman in SLATE as “extreme slowpokery.” She’s referring to the cooking method known as sous vide (pronounced soo veed), developed in the 1970s by French chef Georges Pralus. Sous vide is the practice of cooking food in either steam or water at low temperatures in vacuum-packed plastic bags. It’s recently found its way into the repertoire of some award-winning avant garde chefs in this country like Thomas Keller, Charlie Trotter and Wylie Dufresne. It’s taken so long to arrive for a couple of reasons. First, concerns about the safety of cooking food at low temperatures. However, it’s been found that any temperature over 140 degrees is enough to ward off bacteria. The second cause for delay was an aes-

The Practical Gourmet By Loretta Knorr thetic one. For years now, it’s been nigh on to impossible to find a piece of fish, for example, that’s not been crusted in something – potatoes, cornmeal, horseradish, etc. It was hard for American chefs to imagine that we would appreciate the softer textures developed by the sous vide technique. Chef Govind Armstrong, founder of the Table 8 restaurants in Los Angeles and Mi-

ami, is so much of a believer that he’s developed this technique for home cooks using zippered freezer bags. His method traps and concentrates flavors. If you’re game for a little experimentation, try this slow-poached shrimp from his book, “Small Bites, Big Nights.” Overcooking is almost impossible, making the shrimp especially succulent. Slow-Poached Shrimp Serves 4 1 pound medium (26 to 30) shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or other herb (or 1 teaspoon fennel seeds) 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground white pepper to taste 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 4 slices 2 cups cooked rice (such as basmati; fol-

low cooking instructions on the package) Bring a large pot of water to 150 degrees, just below a simmer. Pat the shrimp completely dry. Place in a bowl and toss with the dill, salt and pepper until the seasonings are well dispersed. Transfer to a quart-size resealable freezer bag. Add the butter. Fold the bag over to force out as mush air as possible, then seal. Check the temperature of the water with an instant-read thermometer. Lay the bag into the water and cook 5 minutes, then turn the bag over and continue cooking until all the shrimp are just pink, 3 to 7 minutes longer. Turn out onto a shallow bowl. Serve over rice.

All the tickets for Del Tech fund-raiser are sold Once again, Delaware Technical & Community College will host a sold out event this Saturday, April 28 when it presents the annual gala fund-raiser, Starry, Starry Night. Hosted by the Owens Campus Development Council in collaboration with underwriter Discover Bank, the black tie event includes a reception, dinner, art and champagne, entertainment, desserts and beverages. This year’s theme, China — Ancient Beauty, Timeless Mystique, celebrates the

land, people, culture, and food of a country that is more than 4,000 years old. Highlighting the gala will be a performance by the Golden Dragons, the world’s leading Chinese acrobatic troupe. Carl M. Freeman Communities is the performance sponsor. Currently in its 28th year of continuous touring in this country, the Golden Dragons acrobatic troupe represents the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 27 centuries ago — no other folk art

has endured for so long. Trained since youth in this rigorous art for which they display an unmistakable love, the Golden Dragons has reached international acclaim and earned numerous awards. In addition to the underwriter and performance sponsor, the gala sponsors are: Legacy sponsor — Philip Bills Gold sponsors — Joseph and Ellen Goldstein; Massey’s Landing Park; PATS Aircraft, LLC; Hertrich’s Family of Dealerships

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D ELMARVA A UTO A LLEY Rainy weekends bring delays to U.S. 13 Dragway By Bonnie Nibblett Well, spring has taken its time getting warmer and dry around here to get racing at the Delaware Motorsports Complex going this year. It’s the end of April, and the U.S. 13 Dragway has been plagued with rain almost every weekend. The speedway missed the test-n-tune, and the season opener did not get to complete the night for Mother Nature rearing again. The speedway made every attempt to open for the season opener, and the time trials and heats made it before the rain set in for the weekend. Now it seems the weather has had its fun and delayed racing a bit, but hopefully that is all behind us and we’re ready to get racing. Let’s hope so for all the racing fans out there; the NEED FOR SPEED addiction sure is grumbling for the sweet sound and smells at the tracks. Waiting for the winter to get over seems to last forever for fans. Time is not so fast for drivers, sponsors, crew, and media. But enough is enough, let’s get racing. By the time this publishes, hopefully the URC Sprints made the first show at the half mile oval, and a regular night of racing. This weekend will be the William J. Cathell Memorial race night, to honor the founder of the race facility. A regular night of racing with the super late models, powerful big block modifieds, both AC Delco TSS late and modified crate classes, along with the mighty mod-lites, and the slide for five to end the night. Gates open for the speedway at 5 p.m., cars hit the track at 7 p.m.; any questions contact the tracks office at 875-1911 or call the hot line for track info at 846-3968. Also you can visit the tracks online at . With just the very iffy night that was to be the season opener back on April

14, the drivers that did show at the track, offered many new drivers moving into the crate classes. Tyler Reed a micro driver will run the # 44 late crate, other new drivers in the crate classes will be Nick Davis # 22, Justin Breeding #27, Herb Tunis # 5M, Jack Mullins, Jr. # 1, Derrike Hill # 75, Barry Beauchamp # 11B, and Darin Henderson #22, just to name a few. Cody Belote #6 will make the switch from go-karts to the mod lite class; Ron Jarrell # 96 will also make his debut start in the mod lites this season. Looks like a lot of candidates for the Rookies of the Year in each division sponsored by AutoWorld of Delmar and Scott’s Chem Dry. It’s looking to be a lot of newcomers in all the racing divisions so far. So as the season gets going, all the dirt on the new drivers will come forth to keep you up to date on who is driving what, so you can come to the track and watch your favorite drivers. Regular drivers David Hill and H. J. Bunting III, both past track champions, were glad the season opener did not finish or have any features. Both drivers lost a rod in the heats, and were done for the night. So with the rain dampening the show opener those two were glad I’m sure. The drivers that did show for the season opener and qualified were awarded the qualifying points. The Delmarva Power Sports Bike Show, scheduled for April 22, had to be cancelled with no new due set as of yet. This Sunday, April 29, the Bad 8 and regular Summit ET Racing Series will be on for your quarter mile action. Double check the track’s hotline in case of any changes at 846-3968. The U. S. 13 Kart Club Track has had a bit more luck getting started this year. The first DDDS (Delaware Dirt Divisional Series) was held in March, and both club dates in April were able to hold the events. This weekend the kart track is closed


Cody Belote # 6 will make the switch from go-karts to Mod Lite this season. Photo by Bonnie Nibblett.

and will hold the next event on Saturday, May 5, for the second DDDS event. Gates will open at 7 a.m., registration 79 a.m., practice to start at 9:30 a.m. The next regular club race on Friday nights will be on May 11. Gates open 5 p.m., racing starts at 7 p.m. Only $5 to enter for each adult and 13 and under free; a rather cheap night of entertainment to see the future racers of Delaware. Visit the track’s website at or call the track’s

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A BRAND NEW CAR! General sales manager Scott Robinson of Sherwood Chrysler Jeep Dodge presents the keys to a new Chrysler Sebring Limited to Henry and Betty Bounds of Laurel. Henry Bounds won the Ask Dr. Z contest at Dover Downs race track. IN HONOR - A Virginia Tech Flag hangs from a porch in Laurel as a solemn reminder of a sad note in American history last week when 32 students lost their lives in a shooting spree on the campus. Several local students attend Virginia Tech. Photo by Pat Murphy.

TOP SCOUTING AWARD - Jim Bradley, a 23-year leader of Troop 90, Boy Scouts of America, was recently awarded the God and Country Award, one of the highest awards in Scouting. In that time he has helped 15 scouts earn Eagle Awards. The ceremony was held at Christ United Methodist Church, Laurel. From left: Bradley’s wife, Lynn, Joey Yawn, Bradley, Travis Larmore, Millie Morris, Sussex District representative, and Pastor Fred Duncan. Photo by Pat Murphy. COMMISSIONER VISITS - Insurance Commissioner Matt Denn, center, spoke at the Laurel Chamber of Commerce meeting, Thursday, April 12. Joining him are chamber president Al Turchan and Kathy Wootten of Laurel. Photo by Pat Murphy.

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HONORED EMPLOYEES - Tom and Anne Atkinson, owners of the Lil’ Red Hen Nursery School, Delmar, honored employees of the year Resa Dimes and Sharon Ellsworth in a ceremony at the school last week. Dimes, left, has been with the school for 22 years and Ellsworth, right, for six years. Atkinson, center, said that the employees’ “love of children and dedication are outstanding.” They received $500 and a week’s vacation for their efforts. Photo by Pat Murphy.

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✳ APRIL 26 - MAY 2, 2007

Children should learn without a lot of rewards It all boils down to just how we read the daily newspaper. And rules and regulations. Some of us consider the sports section the most important section of the newspaper and when we have determined just which team won the particular game we were interested in then we have read the paper for the day. Some of us read the obituaries and that is our total reading minutes of the day. Others read the stock market tabulations, while the editorial page or the headlines on the front page are all that others are interested in. And, then there are those of us who read the daily from cover to cover, including the advertising. We are the hardy souls who get our cup of steaming, hot coffee, snuggle into our favorite reading chair and settle in to read every single printed word. We are the “purists” of reading the daily paper. A recent headline really caught my attention and made me realize, once again, just how much this old world, and the thinking of parents, has changed during my lifetime. This particular article discussed the reward system that is so prevalent in today’s society, and how it affects children. A 35-year-old mom in Illinois was quoted as saying, with a quiet laugh, “I’m sure our parents would be appalled if they knew how much we bribe our children.” And, she is definitely right. In this world of today, many children are rewarded for sleeping in their own beds, for going to bed and staying there when their parents have “tucked them in,” for behaving properly in a restaurant or eating the meal prepared in the kitchen of the home. According to the article, a special dessert, a chance to rent a video game or a dinner at a restaurant are but a few of the rewards for the kids if they have listened to the baby sitter or brought home a good report card. A common question from the kids in today’s households is, “What are you going to give me?” “What’s in it for me?” is another common question. This is not to say that an occasional reward is not the good and proper thing to do, but to be rewarded for every single thing, in the opinion of this writer, is setting the worst possible example for kids. It seems not too many years ago that

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Moments with Mike Virginia ‘Mike’ Barton one of our three offspring came home from the first marking period of the first grade, and at the dinner table made the announcement that one of his friends received a crisp $5 bill for every “A” received that marking period. “And,” he added, “he doesn’t even have to make his bed before he leaves for school each day.” Needless to say, head-of-the-household, Chuck, responded, “Good for him, if that is what his parents want to do. But, as long as you are living at home, you will make your bed before leaving for school, and you will be expected to do the best you and your brain can do in receiving a good grade.” End of discussion. Rewards have always been around. Our sons and daughter were a part of a reward system, but earned the reward. They didn’t expect it. Our generation knew what it was to earn respect, be it self-respect or respect for others. We learned early on to go by the rules and to help others, and that selfrespect was as important as respecting our elders and others. We learned that doing for others, the Golden Rule, was not something for which you were paid, but something that made you feel good. Time out chairs or corners were unheard of by many of us. We did what we were told because we respected our elders, particularly our parents. We had rules to follow, and we followed them without thought to being rewarded or paid. In the long run, we were the ones who benefited from doing the right thing. We did it because the two people we respected the most told us to — our parents. And, in the long run, most of us feel we benefited in many intangible ways. We followed the rules because we respected our parents, our elders, and ourselves. We learned respect and appreciation early on, and it was definitely a plus for each one of us throughout our life.

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On a recent trip, Gary and Michelle Hastings flew from BWI airport to Tennessee then on to Oregon to cheer on the Towson State University girls softball team. Their daughter, Jennifer, plays catcher for the university team. She will graduate in May from T.S.U. Jennifer is the granddaughter of Erma and the late Alton Hastings. Frequent flyer Rider Wheatley Lewis is visiting his grandparents, Robert and Billie Jane Wheatley, who were recently in Chicago to help this young man celebrate his second birthday. He returned home with them to spend a week or so. We wish a speedy recovery to Mr. Paul Pusey of Delmar. His family and friends are sending a multitude of get well wishes. The Laurel High School class of 1950 is having its semi-annual reunion on April 28 at Suicide Bridge restaurant, 4:30 p.m. If you were a member of this class please plan to attend. Well, the worms turned. Book worms, that is. On Saturday last they turned out in numbers to take advantage of the Friends of the Library big book giveaway to celebrate National Library Week. These avid readers left with bags of books for their summer reading, including children’s books, fiction and even learning materials. One young man even took home two boxes of medical books. The day was a success and there are books left to take to the hospital and some other organizations. I ran into Janet Walker last week and she delightedly told me that their daughter, Karla, and family will be returning to live in the states from Guatemala in the near future. I believe she said in the Indianapolis area. Within the past two weeks or so, some members of the John Trivits family have attended three Orioles ball games, at which time the Birds won. So if they’re bringing their team this type of good luck I suggest they attend more often. Anne and Keith Jones recently spent several days at Foxwood Resort and Mohegan Casinos in Connecticut.


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The Laurel Garden Club members held their monthly meeting, to a really good turn out, last Sunday, at St. Philip’s social room. Hostesses for the day were Fran Wootten and Katherine Bateman. Guest speaker was Beth Messick, owner of Bess Buds. Beth prepared four beautifully arranged flower boxes and explained the types of plants and flowers for these containers. She explained the type of soil to be used in planting various plants and the type of light they would need. It was a most informative meeting. Don’t forget the Mount Pleasant Church Spring Festival on Saturday, May 5. I wrote about it in detail last week — all kinds of food, home- made ice cream and carry outs available. Get well wishes are sent to Charlotte Walter, who is a patient in Peninsula Regional Medical Center. We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of John Roland Shockley, Judith A. Doyle, Edward H. Booze Short, John W. Sullivan, Benjamin W. Abell and William Dean. We continue with prayers for those who are ill: Marie Adams, Ralph Baker, Martha Windsor, Richard Cordrey, Hattie Puckham, Lily Brittingham, Blanche Elliott, Terry Layton, Jean Henry, Kelly Griffith and Steve Trivits. I received a couple of belated birthday wishes this week. A happy belated birthday to Clifford Beach on April 21; and to Seath Figgs on April 23. Happy April birthdays to: Shirley Cornelius, Everette Layton, David Ralph, Louise Warrington and Dorothy Spicer, on April 28; and Kathy Ziegelheafer, April 30. And some early May birthday greetings to Norris Sullivan and Mae Oliphant on May 1. I have just learned that Bernice Lyons celebrated her 105th last week at the Delmar Rehabilitation Center, where she now resides. Now, Bernice, that’s a really big one — have many more! Irene Elliott of Laurel was guest of honor at a family dinner on April 21 at the new The House restaurant with 16 family members present to help her observe the big day.

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There are groups advocating taking action to reduce petroleum consumption for National Security and trade deficit benefit. There are other groups advocating taking action to reduce atmospheric pollution. These are good objectives; now let's see where we stand. (1) Expansion of Ethanol production: A massive effort to distill ethanol from corn, including 114 operating refineries and 80 under construction. Ethanol has the goal of 2.2 million barrels per day by 2017 (taking about 1/3 of the total corn crop) to replace petroleum. It would replace 1.5 million barrels per day of gasoline because of ethanol's lower energy level. This replacement is about 7 percent of current petroleum consumption (not 20 percent as advertised). Presently, the federal government is subsidizing ethanol production at 51 cents per gallon. Congress placated corn-belt politicians, car manufacturers supported ethanol vigorously to avoid alternative solutions. Ethanol expansion is not in our country's best interest. (2) Hydrogen as a vehicle fuel: (either directly in the gas engine or as the source for electric generating fuel cells). It is the perfect fuel exhausting only water after combustion. Hydrogen has been touted strongly by the government, auto industry and gasoline suppliers, in spite of the fact that hydrogen is difficult to extract and difficult to transport and distribute. It is absolutely not a short-term solution. In fact, hydrogen fueled vehicles are unlikely to ever replace a significant fraction of the 260 million vehicles on USA roads. The financial support it now receives is a waste of our research dollars. (3) Hybrids: Hybrids are attractive because they save gasoline (up to 50 percent of normal consumption). They save gasoline by using a smaller gasoline engine that is boosted by an electric motor and battery pack on demand. They also save gasoline by regenerative braking and avoiding idling when stopped. Hybrid sales have grown in five years from zero to about half million total. Hybrids will continue to be the best choice for high mileage drivers. (4) Ideal PHEVs: These are hybrids with larger batteries for a larger all-electric range, a cable and plug to recharge the battery pack at night from house current, and a small, on-board motor-generator to supplement battery power when required on the road. Car manufacturers are considering PHEVs. They aim at an all-electric range of 40 to 60 miles and require using a new Lithium-ion battery pack for its energy capacity and light weight. They haven't committed to manufacture, saying that the Liion pack is not proven under automotive loading. Substantial battery research is active and more pending, but a clean slate

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Guest Column may be years away. The car manufacturers appear willing to wait until all "Is" are dotted and all "Ts" are crossed. (5) "Gen 1" PHEVs: These are hybrids with more limited battery capacity, say, 20 mile all-electric range, using tried and true Nickel-metal hydride battery packs. A 20mile Nickel-metal hydride pack has about the same weight, volume and energy as the 40-60-mile Li-ion pack specified for the Ideal PHEV noted above. An attractive mechanical arrangement was presented recently by GM in their Volt concept vehicle. This present proposal is a takeoff on the Volt. Proposal: The prime mover is an electric motor, no gasoline engine in the drive circuit. The electric motor is coupled directly to the differential driving the wheels, no clutch disconnect, no power robbing automatic transmission, no gear box at all. Reverse direction is provided by reversing electric motor polarity. Electric motors have substantial start-up torque, no multiple gear sequence necessary to accelerate promptly to operating speed. There is only one limit to electric motor power; the capacity of the battery pack. The battery "state of charge" is already monitored and displayed This readout provides the operator with the major tool for safe operation within the limits of his equipment. In addition, the vehicle's battery pack is connected to a completely separate power unit (a small, on-board gasoline or diesel engine coupled to a DC generator) that automatically turns on when "state of charge" drops to its lower safe limit, and automatically turns off when "state of charge" reaches an acceptable threshold. Overnight an AC-DC converter in the vehicle is plugged into the house current to bring the battery pack "state of charge" to, say, 90 percent. It is conceivable that this simple drive train and conventional battery pack could compete, price wise, with gasoline driven cars of the same size. More than 60 percent of the vehicle market drives 11,000 miles per year or less, including commuting to work, shopping and vacation trips. This group will average 100 miles per gallon with a GEN 1 PHEV. The GEN 1 PHEV could be offered at a price competitive with conventional cars and use the substantial savings in gasoline as an incentive to buy. OK Mr. GM float the "Volt" now. Publish specs, specify price and delivery date for the first 100,000 units, and start taking orders. Your public will respond to a solid bargain.

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✳ APRIL 26 - MAY 2, 2007


Seven-Day forecast for Western Sussex County Thursday



Tides Sunday




Mostly cloudy with a tstorm

Cloudy, chance for rain; breezy

Times of sun and clouds

Sunshine and patchy clouds

Mostly cloudy, then rain

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Almanac Statistics through Tuesday April 24 at Georgetown, Delaware



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. 83° . 35° . 66° . 42° 53.7°

Total for the week . . . . . . . . . . . trace Total for the month . . . . . . . . . . 3.86” Normal for the month . . . . . . . . 2.66” Total for the year . . . . . . . . . . 13.35”

Smyrna 61/50 Dover 58/50

Time 6:58 a.m. 11:11 a.m. 6:02 p.m. 1:08 p.m.

Date June 24 July 9 July 22 August 3

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Rise .6:12 a.m. .6:11 a.m. .6:09 a.m. .6:08 a.m. .6:07 a.m. .6:06 a.m. .6:05 a.m.

Full May 2

Harrington 60/51

Time 10:26 a.m. 5:39 p.m. 4:44 a.m. 7:53 p.m.

Milford 59/51 Greenwood 61/51

Lewes 58/51

Bridgeville 63/52

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

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Set .7:49 p.m. .7:50 p.m. .7:51 p.m. .7:52 p.m. .7:53 p.m. .7:54 p.m. .7:55 p.m.

High 11:00 a 11:54 a 12:15 a 12:57 a 1:34 a 2:08 a 2:42 a

Low High Low 5:13 a 11:27 p 5:44 p 6:11 a —- 6:29 p 7:02 a 12:39 p 7:08 p 7:46 a 1:18 p 7:43 p 8:25 a 1:55 p 8:16 p 9:02 a 2:30 p 8:49 p 9:37 a 3:04 p 9:23 p High 2:19 p 3:13 p 3:58 p 4:37 p 5:14 p 5:49 p 6:23 p

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High 1:41 p 2:35 p 3:20 p 3:59 p 4:36 p 5:11 p 5:45 p

Low 7:59 p 8:44 p 9:23 p 9:58 p 10:31 p 11:04 p 11:38 p

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

Date April 30 May 15 May 27 June 12

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Sharptown, MD Shown is Thursday’s weather. High Low Temperatures are Thursday’s highs Day and Thursday night’s lows. Thurs. 1:48 a 8:06 a Fri. 2:46 a 9:04 a Sat. 3:34 a 9:55 a Sun. 4:16 a 10:39 a Mon. 4:53 a 11:18 a Tues. 5:27 a 11:55 a Wed. 6:01 a 12:30 p

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Rise .2:39 p.m. .3:38 p.m. .4:36 p.m. .5:35 p.m. .6:34 p.m. .7:34 p.m. .8:36 p.m.

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Set .3:37 a.m. .3:59 a.m. .4:19 a.m. .4:39 a.m. .5:00 a.m. .5:23 a.m. .5:48 a.m.

Rehoboth Beach 57/51

SEAFORD 63/52 Blades 63/52

Georgetown 60/52 Concord 63/52 Laurel 63/53 Delmar 64/53

Millsboro 60/52

Bethany Beach 56/49 Fenwick Island 58/52

First May 23

New May 16

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

High 1:10 a 2:08 a 2:56 a 3:38 a 4:15 a 4:49 a 5:23 a

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

High 3:23 a 4:15 a 4:58 a 5:36 a 6:14 a 6:52 a 7:30 a

Low 7:28 a 8:26 a 9:17 a 10:01 a 10:40 a 11:17 a 11:52 a

Rehoboth Beach Low 9:40 a 10:24 a 11:02 a 11:37 a 12:13 a 12:52 a 1:29 a

High 3:50 p 4:36 p 5:16 p 5:54 p 6:31 p 7:09 p 7:47 p

Low 9:50 p 10:45 p 11:32 p —12:11 p 12:45 p 1:20 p

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Seaford- 3 Br, 2 Ba, Salt box design w/ Great room. Many upgrades, incl. loft $247,500. (MLS#545171)

GREENWOOD- 1.4 acre cleared lot w/ culvert installed. Buyer has option to buy lot 2, next door. $89,900. MLS# 548003 BRIDGEVILLE- 3/4 acre lot on state mantained road. Gravity septic, DelDOTentrance permit and survey. $87,500. MLS# 547930

23028 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford


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