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THURSDAY, APRiL 30, 2009

VOL. 14 NO. 2

Seaford pool will not open, council says

News remember mom - Mother’s Day gift ideas, pages 15-17. ferry - Just when you gave up hope, the Woodland ferry is running again, but for how long? page 3 honors - Seaford Library pays tribute to its many volunteers. Page 4

By Lynn R. Parks

farming - Allen Family Foods’ first session attracts 72 growers. Page 9

Watershed Conservancy Inc. said the conservancy had purchased the 196-acre parcel across from what was then DuPont in the 1990s. The land was typical of Seaford and Sussex County. Ralph Keene, former DuPont chairman, said he used to walk the area and had always thought what a great place it would be for a nature trail. Then at a meeting at the DuPont plant, when the discussion turned to how the company could be more environmentally friendly, he suggested creating a nature trail and opening it to the public. Eventually the project was approved and funded, and Keene was one of the small group of people who did the work. “Before the trail was created,” he said, “there had

The Seaford Community Pool will not open this year. After operating it for more than 20 years, the city of Seaford has decided to shut it down. The city council voted Tuesday night to permanently close the pool, traditionally open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The vote was unanimous. “For all the kids, this is a real tragedy,” said city resident Ricky Schliser, who addressed the council before its vote. He warned that with no public swimming pool in the city, children will start swimming in the river, where there are no guards to help them out if they get in trouble. Council members cited a tight budget as the reason for closing the pool. Last year, the pool lost $32,000, Mayor Ed Butler said. City manager Dolores Slatcher said that before the pool could open this year, the city would have to spend $2,500 to repair its drains. That money was not in the budget, she said. The city had projected an operating cost of $53,000 for the pool in the 2010 budget. That included no capital expenses, something that Slatcher said would eventually be inevitable. The pool deck needs work, she said, and the roof on the pool building needs replaced. Last year’s pool revenues totaled just over $20,000. “A pool is never a money-making proposition,” said councilwoman Leanne Phillips-Lowe. “But there is too great a gap between revenue and costs.” Phillips-Lowe said that attendance at the pool has been declining. Last year, the pool had 2,200 visits in June, 400 of them by pool members. By August, that number had dropped to 700 visits, 150 of them by members. “I would drive by there in the evenings and there would be no one in the pool,” Phillips-Lowe said. Councilman Rhea Shannon pointed out that the city has four other pools: at the Seaford Golf and Country Club, the Seaford Swim Association pool west of town and two indoor, at the Methodist Manor House and at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club. All four are privately owned. Last summer, the pool at the Boys and

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Police - A mother and son are charged with a robbery. Page 39 starry - Scenes from Starry Starry Night at Del Tech. Page 50 tea time - Calio rips into the TEA Party goers on page 51. For another perspective see page 55.


volunteers honored - Nancy Brown (left) and Betty Bevans are the newest inductees in the Nanticoke Health Services’ 5,000 hour hall of fame. They were among Nanticoke volunteers who were honored Thursday night. Story and more photos on page 14. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

stars - A Seaford track and field athlete and a girls’ tennis player are this week’s Seaford Stars. Page 43

Trail named in honor of coach Vince Morris will be remembered

oPening - Josh Vazquez of Seaford Moose delivers a pitch during opening day in Bridgeville. See sports for Woodbridge Little League pictures. Photo by Mike McClure

Index Auto Alley 30-31 Business 6 Bulletin Board 18-20 Church 22 Classifieds 32-35 Education 26-27 Final Word 55 Frank Calio 51 Gourmet 35 Health 36-37 Letters 54

Lynn Parks Movies Obituaries Opinion Pat Murphy People Police Puzzles Sports Tides Tony Windsor

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for sharing courage and strength By Carol Kinsley

“Coach Vince Morris was probably the strongest and smartest person I’ve ever known,” said Andrew Hoffman, a member of Morris’ cross country team at Seaford High School for four years. Morris fought two kinds of cancer, he explained, both leukemia and lymphoma, losing the battle in Hoffman’s senior year. Hoffman and his sister Jennifer, who is on the team this year, turned out April 25 for a 5k walk/run at Chapel Branch on a trail there which was renamed in honor of Morris. There were a number of brief ceremonies on that bright Saturday morning. Welcoming visitors, Marlene Mervine of the Nanticoke River

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Woodland ferry back in service at least for now

The Department of Transportation announced that the Woodland Ferry resumed service Tuesday, April 28, and will operate with some restrictions during severe high and low tides during daylight hours. However, at some point in the next few months, DelDOT will need to interrupt ferry operations to allow for George & Lynch to make some modifications to the Bethel dock which will improve access for vehicles boarding and exiting the vessel. This work will resolve the issue of loading/ unloading vehicles during high tides. It is projected that the ferry will be closed for a threeweek period to allow for this work. Since its closure in late December 2008 due to various issues, DelDOT has been working with Chesapeake Shipbuilding and George & Lynch to make needed repairs to ensure the vessel operates properly and safely. In addition, a recent U.S. Coast Guard inspection occurred to ensure compliance with maritime operating procedures. While the long-term closure was needed to address hydraulic and thruster issues, DelDOT also used the opportunity to make other improvements while the vessel was docked, such as adding rubber rollers mounted on the side of the vessel to reduce the damage to the timbers during the docking process, as well as adjusting the cable system. “Safety being our top priority, DelDOT greatly appreciates the public’s patience during the time the vessel has been down,” a spokesperson said.

‘Parking Lot Tour’ for kids

Morning Star Publications, publishers of the Laurel Star and Seaford Star newspapers is joining the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club to help send area kids to summer camp. The “Send a Kid to Camp” project features a series of “parking lot” performances by local singer, Tony Windsor. Upcoming locations for the “Parking Lot Tour to Send a Kid to Camp” include: • Sear’s “Family & Friend’s Night,” Seaford Village Shopping Center Sunday, May 3, 6 – 9 p.m. • Grotto’s Pizza on U.S. 13 in Seaford: Thursday May 14, and Friday, May 22, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Windsor will be featured in different area business parking lots to help raise awareness of the Boys & Girls Club program, including its “Summer Fun Club.” He will perform popular country music, Motown and classic rock of the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, while promoting the “Send a Kid to Camp” project. Contributions can be made at the performance booth. Any business interested in hosting the performances in their store parking lot can contact Maria Motley at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club by calling 628-3789. The project is seeking high-traffic parking lots and there is no charge to participate.






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Seaford Library thanks volunteers for service By Carol Kinsley

Alisa Parker, volunteer coordinator at Seaford Library, welcomed volunteers to an “appreciation celebration” on Tuesday evening, April 21. Staff members had prepared a buffet dinner and each guest received an insulated lunchbox and other tokens of appreciation. “Volunteers are the heart of the community,” said Parker, repeating the theme of the dinner. “We could not offer the services we do without our volunteers.” More than 140 people volunteered in 2008, as Friends of the Library, board members, members of various committees or speakers bureau. Some worked the circulation desk or were shelf readers who ensure proper arrangement of library materials. Others helped with building or grounds maintenance. “We cannot put a value on what you do,” Parker added. Dr. John Painter, new director of the Library who began his duties on April 15, experienced the importance of volunteers his first day on the job. Walking around the outside of the building, he noticed a leak in the irrigation system. A staff member said she’d call Errol Sobers, one of the volunteers, and 30 minutes later he was there. “The next day,” said Painter, “I noticed a man on his knees in the bushes.” It turned out to be Ted Dreher, who was fixing a drain so it wouldn’t leak into the book drop. Observing that the grass was getting high, Painter told Parker he thought he’d call a lawn care company.

Scrapple, Muskrat & More

“Food Lore: Our Regional Cuisine – Scrapple, Muskrat & More”, a program presented by author and storyteller Ed Okonowicz, will be held on Thursday, May 7, 7 p.m., at the Seaford District Library, 302 N. Porter Street. Okonowicz is the author of more than 20 books on mid-Atlantic folklore and oral history. He teaches folklore at the University of Delaware. Door prizes and refreshments will follow the presentation.

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Before they could respond, however, Kenneth Tull was on the job, cutting the grass as usual, despite his wife being ill. “We couldn’t operate without you,” Painter told the volunteers. “It’s good for us, and we hope good for you. We certainly appreciate it.” Former librarian at Del Tech’s Owens campus in Georgetown, Painter has a doctorate in education from Wilmington University. He also has served as president of Library Quest, a consulting firm. Painter is looking forward to the new library, now under construction next to the Ross Mansion. “It’s a huge project,” he said. “We owe a lot of credit and gratitude to those who’ve done the fund raising.” Rose Harrison is one of those fund raisers. She outlined three ways to show support: contributing to a donation box on the wall, participating in the “Walk, Run, Push, Pull, Pedal” (this past Saturday), or dining at Pizza King on May 11 between 5 and 8 p.m. For patrons presenting an orange slip from the library, Pizza King will donate a portion of its sales to the building fund. As volunteers enjoyed a beautiful cake and other goodies for dessert, April Willey of the Department of Health and Social Services described the state’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). There are many opportunities for retirees to meet new people and make a difference in their community, Willey said, from CASA advocates for children in court to Mason Dixon Woodworkers who make wooden toys for children to Family Emergency Disaster Preparedness trainees. Awards were presented to outstanding volunteers. Kathy Crowl received the Outstanding Library Services Award for volunteering the most hours, 388. Errol Sobers and Ted Dreher were recognized as the Outstanding Helping Hand Team. Newton Crouse, who has been on the board of trustees for more than eight years, received a Special Recognition Award. The Outstanding Friend Award went to Peggy Boyd who has helped in many ways, including the outreach program and serving on the finance and building committees. Amy Russell was acknowledged

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Mary Ellen Torkelson, president of the board of trustees, said later the library is much in demand these days as people come in to use public access computers for job applications and the reference section to learn how to write a resume. Also useful in the present economy are resources on retraining. The library is also a source of free entertainment, not only for reading, but CDs and DVDs as well as various programs such as story time for children. “We are particularly concerned about operating funds from the county,” Torkelson said. “We’ll hear about that in May.”

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been talk of cutting the timber for a golf course.” The Sussex Bird Club recognizes the uniqueness of the area and supports Chapel Branch through clean-up and Adopt-aWetland. A total of 69.3 acres of the tract was recently discovered to be “inland dune and ridge/forest,” which is globally uncommon. The variety of forest species and number of birds in an area within walking distance of Seaford also makes it unique, said past president David Weber, who accepted on behalf of the group an “Adopt a Wetland” sign presented by the State of Delaware. Steve Kimpton, operations leader at Invista Seaford, a partner in the walk/run project, said he was especially pleased to take part in the dedication for Coach Morris. Proceeds from the event will benefit restoration of trail markers and maintenance and upkeep of future endeavors. A kiosk, provided by Ken Covey of Covey’s Car Care, was dedicated and will be used to list events and provide information on the trail. Coach Rob Perciful gave the speech dedicating the trail now designated “The Vince Morris Trail at Chapel Branch.” Morris was, for 16 years, his friend and inspiration, Perciful said. “I celebrated his victories and mourned his loss. He was passionate about this place. He hauled me in here with weapons of mass destruction — like chain saws... The general public

who come here will not have a clue who he was, but when they get here [and experience the place] they will say, ‘If someone thought enough about him to name a place this beautiful after him, he must have been quite a guy.’” Perciful then fired a signal to start the 5k walk/run.

Coach Rob Perciful reads a tribute to the late Vince Morris, fellow coach, friend and inspiration, as the trail at Chapel Branch is renamed in Morris’ honor. “He was passionate about this place,” Perciful said. Photos by Carol Kinsley

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Ready to particpate in the Vince Morris Trail at Chapel Branch 5k Walk/Run are Jennifer Hoffman, left, and Terry Wooters, who are on the cross country team at Seaford High School now, and Andrew Hoffman, who was on the team for four years under Coach Morris.

Girls Club was open just to members of its Summer Fun Club. But club director Dave Crimmons said Wednesday morning that the club will make some arrangements this summer to open the pool to the public. “We will do something to make the pool available to the community,” said Crimmons, who added that he was “caught by surprise” by the news that the city’s pool would not open. “I don’t know what it will be, but we will be able to do something for the community.” The country club pool and swim as-

sociation pool are open to members only. Membership in the swim association is $100 per person with a maximum charge for families of $450. The country club has a summer membership, which includes use of the pool and the tennis and volleyball courts. Cost is $100 per person, up to a maximum of $450 per family. The Manor House pool, open to adults only, offers a variety of memberships, including $300 for six months and $160 for three months. Non-members can swim in the pool for a one-time fee of $10.



Business Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. recognizes achievements Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI), the trade association for the Delmarva Peninsula’s chicken industry, held its 53rd annual Booster Banquet April 14 in Salisbury, Md., and recognized 15 outstanding poultry growers and three individuals for their work on behalf of the chicken industry. The J. Frank Gordy, Sr., Delmarva Distinguished Citizen Award, DPI’s highest honor, was presented to Dr. Hank Engster of Wicomico County, Md., a long-time DPI volunteer and past president. Dr. Engster was cited for his many contributions to DPI as a committee member and chairman, member of the board of directors, as 2002 president, and for being

a willing volunteer for many other DPI programs during his nearly two decades on Delmarva. He is vice president of Technical Services at Perdue Farms Inc. Along with his professional contributions. Dr. Engster was recognized for his community work with the St. Francis De Sales Church and The Rotary Club of Salisbury. DPI’s Medal of Achievement awards were presented to Maryland Sen. Richard Colburn of Dorchester County and the University of Delaware Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dr. Robin Morgan. Sen. Colburn was honored for his decades of support for the chicken and

agricultural industries. Born in Talbot County, Md. Colburn served eight years in the Maryland House of Delegates prior to being elected to the Maryland Senate in 1994. As a member of the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, he has been able to work on behalf of his chicken industry constituents more so than in the past. In recent months, he has worked to stop or modify the state’s Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations regulations because of the problems they could create for chicken growers. Sen. Colburn’s outstanding constituent assistance was noted by DPI as part of his service to the chicken industry. Dean Morgan was recognized for her two dozen years of support for the chicken industry as a teacher, disease researcher, and administrator at the University of Delaware. She has worked to improve university laboratory services and as college dean had a hands-on approach to working with the chicken industry during the 2004 avian influenza episode on Delmarva. She has been a national leader in Marek’s disease and chicken gene research. As dean, she provided direction for a research program looking at the use of solar energy on chicken farms. As head of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, she helps direct resources and per-

sonnel to nutrient management programs; that are so vital to the chicken industry’s environmental efforts. Dr. Morgan has been a university leader in working with the chicken industry and promoting the industry within the university system. Additionally, DPI recognized 15 outstanding poultry producers. Selected by their companies from Delmarva’s nearly 1,800 poultry growers, this year’s three local recipients are: Ash-O-Ley’s Acres, Seaford, Perdue Farms Inc.; Matt Tull, Seaford, Allen’s Hatchery, Inc.; and Ronald and Audrey Tyndall, Seaford, Tyson Foods, Inc.

Home Team Realty meetings

Home Team Realty will be holding two informational meetings entitled, “Is your credit good enough to buy a house today. The first meeting is at the Curch of God Saints of Christ, 10016 Concord Road, on May 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The second will be held at the Seaford Library on May 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. To RSVP call 302-462-1113 or 302-3446470. Free copy of your credit report is available.

On behalf of their father, Elmer Atkins of Seaford, Karen Speake and Ashley Atkins, poultry growers for Perdue Farms Inc., were honored by Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) as Outstanding Poultry Producers at the Delmarva Poultry Booster Banquet on April 14 in Salisbury. The Atkins family was one of 15 honorees selected, based upon outstanding performance, from Delmarva’s 1,750 poultry producers.

Make your presence Matt Tull and LeAnn Fox of Seaford, poultry growers for Allen’s Hatchery, Inc., were honored by Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) as Outstanding Poultry Producers at the Delmarva Poultry Booster Banquet on April 14 in Salisbury. Mr. Tull and Ms. Fox were among 15 honorees selected, based upon outstanding performance, from Delmarva’s 1,750 poultry producers.

Ronald and Audrey Tyndall of Seaford, poultry growers for Tyson Foods, Inc., were honored by Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) as Outstanding Poultry Producer at the Delmarva Poultry Booster Banquet on April 14 in Salisbury. Mr. and Mrs. Tyndall were among 15 honorees selected, based upon outstanding performance, from Delmarva’s 1,750 poultry producers.

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SEND KIDS TO CAMP - Jamie Hudson (right), community sales manager for “The Vineyards at Nassau Valley,” a residential community near Lewes, recently presented a check to Tony Windsor of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware. The check is a contribution made by Schell Brothers, developers of the new residential community as part of the current “Parking Lot Tour to Send a Kid to Camp,” being sponsored by Morning Star Publications, Seaford, in partnership with the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. The money raised from the live music performances will be used to help send local youth to the Boys & Girls Club’s “Summer Fun Club.” Windsor performed live music on behalf of the Boys & Girls Club during the special weekend “Spring Schellebration” to help promote “The Vineyards at Nassau Valley,” which is located on Delaware 9, west of Delaware 1 on Nassau Commons Boulevard, Lewes.

Celebrate International Museum Day at Delaware Tech, May 18 The Treasures of the Sea Exhibit at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus is offering free admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 18 in celebration of International Museum Day. In 1977, International Museum Day was created to encourage awareness of the role of museums in the development of society. Last year, more than 20,000 museums in 90 countries participated. The 2009 theme is “Museums and Tourism.” This year, the International Council of Museums is encouraging museums around the world to celebrate ethical, responsible and sustainable tourism by showing how heritage can bring tourists and local communities together in new, mutually beneficial relationships. More than four million dollars worth of gold and silver, emeralds, jewelry, cannons, and other artifacts from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha are on display at the Treasures of the Sea Exhibit. A video presentation chronicles the

discovery and salvage of the ship; its loss in a 1622 hurricane changed the course of world history. Delaware residents can also view the exhibit free of charge on Saturday, May 16, “Free to the First State” day, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in celebration of National Tourism Week. The exhibit is open on Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fridays, noon to 4 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The regular admission price is $3 for adults, $2.50 for seniors age 65+, $1 for students, and free for children 4 and under. Visitors are also encouraged to view the Elsie Williams Doll Collection which currently contains more than 800 international and domestic dolls. There is no charge to enjoy this collection in the Steven J. Betze Library at Delaware Tech. Hours are Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about the Treasures of the Sea Exhibit or the Elsie Williams Doll Collection, call 302-856-5700.

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Allensought FamilytoFoods’ firsthomeowners session attracts growers Law protect and72insurance ByInsurance Lynn R. Parks Commissioner Matt Denn and members of the Senate federal government has andThe House Insurance Commitstrengthened regulations for tees will pursue a new law inmanthe agement waste from large aniwake of aofDelaware court ruling mal would farmingallow operations, including that insurance comDelmarva poultry farms. panies to refuse to renew homeNewinsurance rules published in the owner for policyholdFederal Register in November ers who make claims against require any farm with 37,500 their policies, or even ask quesbirds or more that has any runoff tions about waterways doing so. Recently, into public to file fora Delaware Superior Court judge a state discharge permit. Farms ruled in favor of two insurance that have 125,000 birds or more industry groups in a lawsuit have to have permits regardless seeking to overturn a 2005 Deof their discharge. partment of are Insurance regulation Growers also required to banning practice of non-reinclude athe nutrient management newing homeowners insurance plan as part of the permit appolicies as a result of plication. Terms of themaking nutrient claims. management plans will be enThe regulation forceable, meaningalso thatprohibited farmers insurers from treating simple who do not follow them could questions from policyholders be cited for being in violation as of claims. The insurers had argued their permits. in court that the Insurance DeOperators of farms that do partment did not au-be not discharge anyhave wastethe can thority such actions by certifiedtoastake “zero dischargers.” According to the EPA, the Denn new regulation. Commissioner rules embrace a “zero discharge standard.” Previous rules required management of manure, but did not say that nutrient management plans had to be part of a discharge permit. The new regulations were first In 2008,inat2003. a time when state published They have and federal grants have leveled off or even decreased, Chesapeake announces that the GolfUtilities Tournament grantThe levels of the Sharing Rotary Fund annual Nanticoke have increased for those who Golf Tournament is May 15, have assistance. withqualified a 9 a.m. for shotgun start, best Chesapeake Utilities created ball format. the Sharing Fund with donations The cost is $75 per golfer. provided by customers, employmay calland Towers ees, Golfers the community ChesaSigns at 629-7450. peake Utilities Corporation to ensure that the elderly, ill and those facing financial hardship are not Job support workshops forgotten during winter Last fall afterthe thecold announcemonths when energy are to at ment that Invista wasbills going their peak. off a few hundred peobe laying “Now not the time be ple, areaisclergy and laytopersons cutting on grants met toback determine howfor to those supinport need,” stated Breakie, those whoShane are experiencing president of the Chesapeake unemployment and difficulty in Emergency Energy Recipient finding work. The Job Loss Response Team has developed workshops based on the book by Richard Nelson Bolles, “What Color is Yourat Sussex County Council, for those elected who are itsParachute?” January 8 meeting, underemployed. itsunemployed officers foror2008, selecting Topics and dates include: as president Councilman Finley • Developing Resumes &  B. Jones Jr. of Greenwood, and May 6Councilman asContacts, vice president Lynn• Interview Skills, May 13 J. Rogers of Milton. • Entering the World of 50+,  Councilman Dale R. Dukes 20 held the council presiofMay Laurel • How to Choose a New Cadency for the past year, while reer, May 27as vice president. Jones served • How to Start Your Own  As president Jones will preBusiness, June 3 side These over all council meetings workshops are free. in 2008, with Rogers substituting Preregistration is preferred as ifseating Jones isis unable attend. limited.toCall Susan It isatcustomary for the Kent 302-745-1935 or counemail cil, at the first meeting of each new year, to elect its officers

been on hold resolution stated that he pending would appeal the of court cases filed by agriculture Superior Court’s decision to the interests and by environmental Delaware Supreme Court. groups. While the appeal is pending, The EPA estimates thatlegislaevCommissioner Denn and ery year, the new regulations tive leaders will seek to enact will preventto56 millionthe pounds legislation provide same of phosphorus and 110 million protection afforded by the dispoundsregulation. of nitrogen from enterputed ing waterways. Both phosphorus “We will fight on every availand nitrogen, nutrients found in able front to protect animal manure, causehomeownexcess alers from abusive practiceswhich by the gae growth in waterways, insurance industry,” Commisin turn deplete oxygen from the sioner said. water, Denn creating “dead zones” and State to Sen. leading fishDavid kills. Sokola, a member of the Senate Insurance The EPA also says that the Committee, will be the chief new rules will keep 2 billion sponsor of sediment the legislation be pounds of out of to public introduced on Jan. 8. waterways every year. Sediment “It isturbidity, completely unfairsunlight for causes limiting insurance companies to water, punish that can get through the homeowners for making and fills in creek and riverroutine botclaims against their toms, covering waterhomeowners grasses that insurance,” Sokola communitiesSen. of fish rely said. on for “I and am disappointed that the food breeding grounds. court InsurIn has orderprevented to help itsthe 300 indeance Department from prohibitpendent contract growers comply withthis thepractice, new regulations, Allen ing and I hope the Family Foods, a chicken producer based in Seaford, is holding a series of information sessions with farmers and representatives of the EPA. The first session was held Thursday morning in the Seaford Fire Hall, with 72 growers attending. Nearly 50 growers Program whichheld manattended (CHEERP), a second session, ages the Sharing Fund. “ChesaThursday afternoon in the fire peake hall. Utilities is proud to be able to increase our efforts to help Tom Brinson, corporate envicustomers year.”for Allen’s, ronmental this manager For 2008, Chesapeake Utilisaid that the “compliance asties will nearly double its contrisistance training” followed bution to the Sharing Fund. visits by In EPA representatives to 12 Aladdition to increasing grant len’s farms, six in Delaware and levels, additional grants are being six in Maryland. Bothare therecently visits offered to those who and the training sessions are as a unemployed or struggling with result of meetingsissues. held between mortgage-related EPA representatives Charles Sharing grants are and available “Chick” Allen,customers president of Alfor all eligible len’s, Brinson said. living on Chesapeake Utilities “Mr. Allen said, ‘I’ll offer you Delmarva. for come the grants myApplications farms, and you here are available Catholic Chariand tell usthrough what you like and ties Delaware (302-674-1782) whatinyou don’t like,’” Brinson and said.Shore-Up “There’s in noMaryland better way(410to 749-1142). explain things than to look at the situation right on a farm.” As part of Thursday afternoon’s two-hour training session, EPA representatives Hank and appoint legal staff. TheZygmunt and Ashley Toyunanishowed five-member council picturesapproved of the farms they mously Jones andhad visited, and explained situations, Rogers for their posts. good and bad, they found Council alsothat unanimously there. Some of the farms approved James D. Griffinhad to uncovered manure piles that were another one-year appointment leaching into ditches and on into aspublic County Attorney.others Griffin will waterways, had serve as the elected body’s chief feathers and poultry litter that counsel. had blown through chicken house Vincent G. Robertson vents and into ditches. and Richard Berl were seOne E. farm hadJr.18also uncovered lected forpiles one-year re-appointmanure and two large sheds ments as assistant county attordesigned to hold manure, one of neys, whichwith wasRobertson empty. to serve the Planning & Zoning “Housekeeping is theCombiggest mission to prevent serve the thing weand canBerl do to runBoard of Adjustment. off,” Brinson told the farmers.

“If manure isn’t onwill yourwork ground, General Assembly then Commissioner there’s no chance of ittorunwith Denn ning this off your property into theso pass legislation promptly watershed.” homeowners can once again be Brinson also told the farmers protected.” thatState goodRep. stewardship also means Valerie Longhurst, understanding their farms. “Ask a member of the House Economyourself, ‘How does that water ic Development, Banking and run off myCommittee property?’”and he said. Insurance the “Is the condition of your machief House sponsor of the new nure shed such that a driving rain

can get in?”pointed out that the legislation, “There are a numberwas of houseregulation in question imkeeping issues you can do that plemented only after the House weRepresentatives feel are pretty easy,” of failedZygto admunt the added. dress issue in 2005. Toy explained to the group “The last time the House of that a nutrient management Representatives was given aplan bill addresses factors, includto address nine this problem, it did ing act,” adequate storage for manure, not she said. management of dead birds, “Now that the legislature may handling of chemicals, land ap-

plication of body fertilizer be the only thatand can record protect keeping. homeowners from these unfair At the conclusion of the will practices, I hope the House Thursday afternoon session, Tom take this issue more seriously.” Miller, vice is president of 05C-10support The case C.A. No. services Allen’s, said that he 309 SCD,for American Insurance was pleased with the information Association and Property and presentedInsurers and withAssociation the numberofof Casualty growers who attended. America vs. Delaware Depart“I think this all went well,” he ment of Insurance. said.

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Delaware State Fair, Inc., in partnership with Nemours Health and Prevention Services, is seeking nominations for its All-Star Youth program. The program was originally developed in 2001 to recognize adolescents for their outstanding societal contributions, personal successes, or heroic endeavors despite life’s adversities. New this year, the Delaware State Fair, Inc. in conjunction with Nemours Health and Prevention Services, will also include in the criteria for the “All-Star Youth” living a healthy lifestyle as defined by the Nemours’ 5-2-1 Almost None initiative. From the nominations, 10 “All-Star Youth” are selected — one boy or girl to represent each day of the Fair. The winners are recognized at a special evening

ceremony, in the Fair’s nightly parade, and on the Fair’s website. Each All-Star Youth receives, on his/ her day of recognition, a cash prize, a plaque recognizing his/her achievement, free gate admission to the Fair, carnival ride tickets and a Delaware State Fair tee shirt. To nominate a child who has displayed outstanding courage, commitment and/or achievement, submit a letter of recommendation, along with supporting materials, to: All-Star Youth Nominations, Delaware State Fair, P.O. Box 28, Harrington, DE 19952 Nominees must be 20 years of age or younger as of July 1, 2009. Nominations will not be accepted after May 15, 2009. For more information, call 302-3983269.

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that the following roads will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday, April 27 through Friday, June 19, weather permitting. • Boyce Road from Neals School Road  to Chapel Branch Road • Dove Road from King Road to Old  Furnace Road • Fisher Road from Cool Spring Road  to Beaver Dam Road • German Road from Concord Pond  Road to Old Furnace Road • Reynolds Pond Road from Route 16  to Isaacs Road This work will include a full depth rec-

lamation process that rebuilds worn out asphalt pavements by recycling the existing roadway. The old asphalt and base materials are pulverized, mixed with cement and water, and compacted to produce a strong durable base for either an asphalt or concrete surface. This is an environmentally friendly process. The contractor for these improvements is E.J. Breneman LP. These are narrow roads, so some delays for residents and school buses may be encountered due to clearing of equipment from the roadway, but accommodations will be made for their access. For more information, visit or tune to WTMC-AM 1380.

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Community Shredding Day

EST Financial Group announces its  Second Annual Community Shredding Day on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, at 405 North Bi-State Blvd. in Delmar. Attendees may bring one paper size box of documents to be shredded on site by DataGuard, Inc., a mobile shredding  and recycling service located in Milford. The day will also feature a live remote broadcast by Joy! 102.5 FM. Attendees will receive tips on protecting themselves from identity theft and learn why shredding documents with personal information is a vital part of an identity theft prevention plan.

Rehab Center Open House planned

In celebration of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation  Center’s five year anniversary, the community is invited to join the Rehabilitation Center at Mears for an Open House on Tuesday, May 5, from noon to 3 p.m. There will be tours, demonstrations, refreshments and door prizes. Located at 300 Health Services Drive on the Mears Campus (Route  13A) in Seaford, Nanticoke Rehabilitation’s physical, occupational and speech therapy services staff is dedicated to helping patients achieve their prior level of function. Two staff therapists are also certified in the treatment of lymphedema. For more information, contact Lisa Schappell-Parsons at 629-6611, ext. 8683.

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Heritage Weekend seeks artisans

Seaford Heritage Weekend, a threeday event which takes place on May 22, 23 and 24 at the Governor Ross Plantation, seeks craft and food vendors and exhibitors along with period style artisans to demonstrate and sell their items. The event is sponsored by the Greater  Seaford Chamber of Commerce and the Seaford Historical Society. Friday night pageants kick-off the event, followed by a full day of entertainment, living history skirmishes and activities, demonstrators, crafters and exhibitors on Saturday. Sunday includes a church service, gospel music by local artists, and a baseball game between Diamond State Base Ball Club and 2nd Delaware Infantry on Sunday. An estimated 7,000 visitors are expected to attend this year’s festivities. For more information, contact Paula Gunson at the Seaford Chamber office  at 629-9690.


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Fundraiser will benefit Nanticoke Senior Center By Lynn R. Parks

outlining the senior center’s plan to own the building after it is constructed. Construction is planned for seven acres in the Ross Business Park and the city, which owns the land, had planned to also own the building, in an arrangement similar to those that it has with the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department and the Soroptimist Club. Pennington told the council at its April 14 meeting that fundraising could be more successful if the building that the organization is asking for money for will in the end be owned by the organization. The senior center is currently located in the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Seaford. Its lease with the club will run out in March. On Friday, in addition to the Daisy Troop members, volunteers from the senior center as well as from area Ret Hat groups were in the park to plant flowers. They put 250 plants — petunias as well as marigolds, dahlias and snapdragons — in eight beds. Earlier that morning, Travis Kouts, a member of the senior center, had tilled up the beds. He and his wife, Lorraine, helped to plant flowers. Harold and Shirley Isaacs, also members of the senior center, planted a bed with snapdragons. Shirley said that she was there to sup-

Keila Pennington was getting a lesson in how to plant petunias. “Give the roots a little massage,” the 6-year-old’s mother, Christy, told her. “Now, put the plant in the hole — not too deep.” Keila was among nine members of Daisy Troop 481 who helped plant flowers in Kiwanis Park in Seaford Friday afternoon. The planting was part of an effort by the Nanticoke Senior Center to raise money for construction of a new facility. For $10, people could buy a plant to be planted in memory or honor of someone. Christy Pennington, a consultant with Horizon Philanthropic, Lewes, who is leading the effort to raise $2.37 million for the new senior center, said that the planting raised $2,000 in actual funds and in in-kind support. Keeping track of items such as volunteered labor and donated plants is important, she added, because grants will often match local donations including in-kind support. Pennington said that there are several large grants “in the works” to help fund construction of the 11,000-square foot “life enhancement center.” She hopes to appear before the Seaford City Council in May, to submit a letter

of this organization. Her mother taught art at Seaford High School. Dunn is a native Sussex Countian. She has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Delaware with a major in American studies and a minor in art history. She has a Master’s Degree in elementary education from Wilmington College. She is presently curator of education at the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. She is actively involved with Delaware public schools where she does an interactive program encouraging students’ interest in history. She has co-authored with Dr. Harold Hancock several publications including “Slavery, Steamboats and The Railroad: The History of the 19th Century Seaford” and “The Documentary History of the Sussex County Courthouse 1673 to 1839.” The meeting is sponsored by the Sea-

Methodist Manor House hosts Madeline Dunn

On Monday, May 4, at 7 p.m., at the Methodist Manor House, Madeline Dunn will present a program presenting the research associated with the restoration and reinterpretation of the Dickinson Mansion and Plantation, the home of John Dickinson. Dickinson was a Delaware signer of the Constitution and a writer of so many articles during the period that he was called the penman of the Revolution. Although the Dickinson Mansion was built in 1740, about 125 years earlier than the Ross Mansion, Dunn’s experience with the recent two-year renovation of Dickinson should be most enlightening and offer interesting comparisons. Dunn has a special interest in the Seaford Historical Society as a result of her mother’s having been one of the founders

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If you have a boat that you would like to donate to BEDCO, 50(c)3, they would be glad to accept, your taxes would go way down. At the same time of this boat event, the Nanticoke Yacht Club will be hosting a nautical theme yard sale on the Marina lot. They will also have sandwiches, deserts, bake goods and drinks for sale. This is a fine opportunity if you are interested in selling, buying, or just looking at the boats that are out there. The boat event will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 7; Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9. You may buy and sell boats anytime these days and any person interested in having their craft auctioned off, which is going to happen abut 3 p.m. on Saturday. If you have any questions, you mmay call the BEDCO/Dock Master office at 628-8600.

BEDCO Boat show and sale to be held May 7-9

The Blades Economic Development Corporation (BEDCO) is trying something new this year for the entire Western Sussex County community, and beyond. On May 7, 8, and 9, there will be a boat show, boat sell, boat buy and a boat auction, all at the Marina in Blades. The idea is that you can bring your boat in on Thursday, put it on display, show it to many prospective buyers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and if you don’t sell it by then, you can auction it off on Saturday at 3 p.m.



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MORNING STAR • ApRIl 30 - MAy 6, 2009

Nanticoke Health Services honors volunteers By Lynn R. Parks

Nanticoke Health Services held its annual volunteer awards dinner Thursday evening, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. More than 170 people attended the dinner, at which top volunteers at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, the hospital’s Mears Campus and LifeCare at Lofland Park nursing home were recognized. Dorothy Nichols volunteered the most time for Nanticoke Health Services in 2008, with 861 hours. Second was Gloria Burton, 841 hours, and third was Roz Ryan, 793 hours. Also recognized were volunteers with a total of 5,000 hours or more in total volunteer work to Nanticoke. Bea Derickson, with 15,579 hours, is Nanticoke’s top volunteer. Second is Sally Higgins, with 15,153 hours. Dixon, with a total of 12,511 hours, is third. Five volunteers were given Star Awards, recognizing superior service. They were: Gene Allen, Les Bell, Lois Cypher, Helen Laclair and Gerri Wiberg. Laclair and Bell also received Star Awards last year. The theme of this year’s awards ceremony was “Stars, Stripes and Volunteers Forever.” Entertainment was provided by Elvis impersonator Timmy Collins.

At its annual volunteer awards dinner Thursday night, Nanticoke Health Services honored 16 people with more than 5,000 accumulated volunteer hours. First row, from left: Sally Higgins, Dorothy Nichols, Nancy Brown, Betty Bevans, Roz Ryan, Bea Derickson, Frances Fisher, Nancy Cook-Marsh and Lois Ewing. Second row: Dot Dixon, Becky Kripaitis, Ruth Sneller, Don Ewing and Nanticoke CEO Steve Rose. Not shown are Virginia Barton, Charles Burlingame and Jo Kugler. Photo by Lynn R. Parks


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Above, five volunteers were given Star Awards for superior service in 2008. From left: Gene Allen, Lois Cypher, Les Bell, Helen Laclair, Nanticoke CEO Steve Rose and Gerri Wiberg. Bea Derickson, with 15,579 hours, has volunteered the most for Nanticoke Health Services. At right, she gets a hug from Nanticoke CEO, Steve Rose. Photos by Lynn R. Parks



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Community Bulletin Board Blades Fire Hall breakfast

There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Fifth and Cannon streets in Blades, Sunday, May 3, from 8 till 11 a.m. Cost is adults $7, children 12 and under, $3. Sponsored by the Blades Volunteer Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary of the Blades Fire Company. For more information call Jewell Chaffinch at 629-6904.

Delaware Teen Challenge

Do a good deed today for Delaware Teen Challenge (formerly Seaford Mission). Donate your old or unused vehicle. Get a tax write off and help someone with life controlling problems. Call Delaware Teen Challenge at 629-2559.

Seaford Lioness Club Bingo

The Seaford Lioness Club will be holding a Vera Bradley Bingo on Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m. at the Blades Fire Hall. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be reserved by calling 628-9290 or 629-8171 or at Cut-N-Up Family Salon or $25 at the door. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and refreshments will be available for purchase. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. The Seaford Lioness Club provides glasses for needy individuals, a scholarship each year for a deserving senior and adopts a family at Christmas. They also sponsor the Little Miss/Miss Seaford pageant that provides a scholarship and/or cash prizes for the winners. All of the proceeds from this bingo will be used to help support these worthwhile causes.

Seaford Kiwanis Golf Tournament

The Seaford Kiwanis Club will host its 23rd Annual Foundation Golf Tournament on Friday, June 5, at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. Proceeds benefit the club’s Foundation endowment, which provides scholarships for senior students each year. Any business wishing to sponsor a special event or donate a door prize is encouraged to participate. The $75 entry fee includes a buffet lunch, golf cart, hospitality cart and an awards party. The tourney is limited to the first 96 entrants. For more information, call Ralph Palmer at 629-7054.

Seaford Library

• Join Dr. Eagle, Jimmy Long and Sadie, the three legged dog, for a special storytime in observance of National Pet week on Thursday, May 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Seaford District Library. • “Food Lore: Our Regional Cuisine – Scrapple, Muskrat & More,” a program presented by author and storyteller Ed Okonowicz, will be held on Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m., at the Seaford District Library. Mr. Okonowicz is the author of more than 20 books on mid-Atlantic folklore and oral history. • Are you a railroad enthusiast or have

a green thumb and enjoy spending time in your garden? Sign up at the Seaford District Library before Friday, May 22, for our “Railroad Gardening” program. Learn how to combine these two passions from a master gardener. Call 302-629-2524 for more information. • Baby Bookworms, an infant story time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., no registration required • Toddler Tales Story time, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., no registration required. • 3-5 Story Time, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Registration now required, and opens two weeks before story time date. • The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP in an effort to raise money for the Library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth or Salisbury, Md. IHOP locations and return an itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards with itemized receipts in order to receive the reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt. • There will be a Seaford Library Board meeting on Monday, May 11 and Tuesday May 12 at 6 p.m. • The Friends of the Seaford Library Indoor Yard, Book, Plant, and Bake Sale is Saturday, May 16 from 7 a.m. to noon at the Seaford District Library. Use the Meeting Room door at the end of the Library building to find the sale. Rain or shine. If you have items, books or plants to donate, they may be left anytime starting Wednesday, May 13. No clothing will be accepted. Proceeds will help fund educational programs at the library. • The “Science and Religion” book discussion will meet on Monday, May 18, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 302629-2524.

An evening with Dr. Knorr

Parents and community members are invited to meet and interact with Seaford School District Superintendent, Dr. Russ Knorr, on Tuesday, May 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will take place at the Ashok Champaneria Board Room located in the Seaford School District Administrative Offices, 390 N. Market St. Ext.

Benefit pancake breakfast May 2

A pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in Seaford will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 8 to 10 a.m., Cost is $5 per person. All proceeds benefit Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary of Sussex County - a no-kill shelter. For more information contact Christy at 302-253-1181.

Yacht Club yard sale

The Yacht Club in Blades will hold a yard sale May 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables are $10 each. Call 875-7143 and leave a message.

AARP picnic

AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of western Sussex County will hold its annual picnic on Thursday, May 14, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Soroptimist Park pavilion grounds, across from Methodist Manor House on Middleford Road in Seaford. Cost per person is $5, plus a covered

dish. Hot dogs, fried chicken and refreshments will be provided by the chapter. RSVP before Thursday, May 7, by calling hospitality chair Mary Noel at 3371054, or chapter president Gladys Bonowicz at 875-1519 for mailing information.

Wee Learner Enrollment begins

Wee Learner Christian Prepschool is now accepting enrollments for the school year September 2009 to June 2010. Classes are 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. for children ages 3-4; and 12:30 to 4 p.m. for children ages 4-5. You may call the school for an appointment or for more details at 629-6261.

Higher Ground Youth Ministry

Centenary United Methodist Church’s Higher Ground Youth Ministry is hosting a golf tournament on Saturday, May 16, at Seaford Golf & Country Club. The tournament will raise funds for Higher Ground’s mission trip and outreach programs. Registration for the golf tournament is $85 per golfer or $330 for a foursome. Spots are also available for sponsors. The tournament begins at 9:30 a.m. on May 16, register before April 30. Contact Blair Hall at 875-8106 or visit for registration or for more information about the tournament.

‘Foods for Thought’ seminar

“Foods for Thought” seminar, presenting the latest research on how nutrition affects mood, memory, learning and behavior will be held May 5 and 7, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. An opportunity to mingle and taste delicious healthy foods and participate in interactive break-out sessions each evening. A seminar workbook, including healthy recipes, will be available for $20. This free health seminar is being hosted by the Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church. Seating is limited so register early. For further information or to make reservations visit, or call 875-3743 to register with Delta Nichols.

BEDCO Boat Show & Auction

BEDCO, operator of the Blades Marina, announces a Boat Show & Auction for May 7, 8 and 9. Those boats being auctioned will be sold on May 9. Applications may be obtained at the marina office or by calling 628-8600.

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Attention Active Duty Veterans

The American Legion Post 19 of Laurel is actively recruiting new members for the post. Membership eligibility dates: WWI, April 6, 1917-Nov. 11, 1918; WWII, Dec. 2, 1941-Dec. 31, 1948; Korean War, June 25, 1950-Jan. 31, 1955; Vietnam War, Feb. 28, 1961-May 7, 1975; Lebanon/Grenada, Aug. 24, 1982-July 31, 1984; Panama, Dec. 29, 1989-Jan. 31, 1990; Gulf War, Aug. 2, 1990-Cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. Government. Any member serving today is eligible if they are on active duty. Proof of service (DD-214) is required. Call Bettylou Evans, membership chairperson at 875-0167 for more information or fax 875-1943 or send a note of interest with your name, address and phone number to P.O. Box 329, Laurel, DE 19956.

Laurel F.D. Auxiliary fundraiser

The Laurel Fire Dept. Auxiliary is currently participating in a fund-raiser sponsored by an Avon representative called, “Bentley the Bear.” This fundraiser will continue until May 31. The cost is $19.99 and the intention of this fund-raiser is to ask individuals or organizations to consider purchasing a minimum of one of these bears which can be donated to either a local fire department, police department, hospital or nursing-care facility. Contact any member of the Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary or send your check or money order payable to the Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary in the amount of $19.99 to 207 W. Tenth St., Laurel, DE 19956. Include where you would like “Bentley” donated. The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary is currently seeking new members. Anyone interested in joining, contact any current member of the auxiliary or contact the Laurel Fire Department at 875-3081.

American Legion Auxiliary

Laurel American Legion Auxiliary is offering two- $1,000 scholarships. Applications can be picked up at the office of Laurel High School.

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‘Get in Gear’ Bike Rally

May 2, registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Cypress Point, $5 per person, $20 per family. Free t-shirt to every rider. Entertainment and raffle included. For more information and pre-registration contact Betty Grossmann at 875-5088.

Oyster sandwiches

Oyster and fried chicken sandwiches will be sold Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m., at 619 Center St., Laurel. Sponsored by: Liberating Power A.M.E Zion Church, Bridgeville. The Rev. R.J. Chandler is pastor.

Strawberry Festival/Garden Tour

Third annual Strawberry Festival will be held on May 16, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Laurel. Breakfast, luncheon, craft tables, everything strawberry beginning at 8 a.m. Laurel Garden Club Tour of ten gardens $8.

LHS Talent Show

The Laurel Senior High School’s Class of 2011 is sponsoring a Talent Show and the coronation of Mr. Bulldog on Friday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Refreshments will be sold during intermission.

‘Laurel Pride in Bloom Month’

Since 2007, Mayor John Schwed has declared the month of May, “Laurel Pride in Bloom” month. The Public Works Department makes extra efforts to clean up the town and add new landscaping to the parks. Traditionally, the third weekend in May is the Laurel High School, Alumni Weekend and St. Philip’s Church, Strawberry Festival. This year the library is planning to offer programs throughout the month, highlighting the history and beauty of the town. For additional information, contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 875-9319, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday.


auctions and fun and games will round out the evening. Tickets, at $15, are available from any rotary member. Proceeds benefit rotary’s local school and community service projects. For information, call 629-5500 or 398-5194.

Library is just a few short months away! Updates on the construction progress will be discussed. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Ruth Skala at 337-3678. To view the progress of the new Library visit bridgevillelibrary/.

Loyalty Day

Community-wide yard sale

The Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary Post 7478 announces the theme for Loyalty Day, Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. It is “Celebrate with Our Young Patriots,” and it will be held at the Greenwood Fire Hall. The featured event will be an on site coloring contest for children 6 through 9 years of age. Each contestant will be given the same patriotic coloring page to color on site at the fire hall. Contestants must bring their own crayons or colored pencils to use as none will be provided. Further directions will be given at the contest. Three teen judges who have done volunteer work for the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 7478 in 2008-2009 will judge that evening and award three cash prizes: first place, $25; second place, $15; and third place, $10. Other awards will be given to youth who have participated in patriotic events during the auxiliary year. For more information contact Michaele Russell, president, at 349-4220.

The Town of Bridgeville hosts a community-wide yard sale on Saturday, May 2, from 7 a.m. until ?. You will find great bargains at many homes throughout the town. Be sure to put Bridgeville on your list of yard sale stops on May 2.

Clean-up day

Bridgeville will hold a neighborhood clean-up day on Saturday, May 9. All items must be curbside by 6 a.m., as M-T trash will only go down each street once. Allowable items for pick-up include: furniture, household trash, stoves, and limbs bundled in 4-ft. lengths. Items that will not be picked up include tires, batteries, oil, construction materials, dirt, rocks, bricks, etc. M.T. Trash will have a truck available to pick-up refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners, as long as the freon has been removed.

Sussex County Register of Wills, Greg Fuller, will hold an informational presentation with a question and answer session at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Tuesday, May 5, at 12:15 p.m. Sherry Berman, branch manager of Discover Bank, will present “What Discover Bank Can Offer You” at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Tuesday, May 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Beginning computer classes

Visit the Greenwood Public Library every Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. and learn the basics of a mouse and keyboard in a relaxed atmosphere. Registration is required, so call 3495309 or come by the library to sign up.

Beef & dumpling dinner

The Delmar Chorus Boosters will hold an all-you-can-eat beef and dumpling dinner on Sunday, May 3, from 1 to 4 p.m., at

Great food and good music will be at the center of the 4th Annual Pig Pickin’ presented by the Harrington-GreenwoodFelton Rotary Club, Friday, May 1. The event will be held from 6:30 until 10 p.m., at Robbins Paradise Farm on Paradise Alley Road, Harrington. Good eats will also take center stage at the Pig Pickin’. They include roast pork with all the fixings and deep fried turkey. Silent and live

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council is sponsoring a Twilight Cheerleading Camp from Monday, June 8 to Thursday, June 11 at Delmar Middle/High School from 6 to 8 p.m., for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. The Delmar High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad will be the instructors for the clinic. The cost is $25 per girl and financial assistance is available. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register. For details call Pat Lewis at 410-742-5107 or 800-374-9811, ext. 26.

Sandwich sale

On Saturday, May 9, the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 North and Dorthy Road (3 miles north of MD/ DE state line), will hold a sandwich sale: featuring oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, chicken salad sandwiches, cheese steak subs, hamburgers and hot dogs. Also baked goods will be available; a yard sale and a car wash.

Friends fundraiser

The Friends of the Bridgeville Library have another delicious fundraiser to promote. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Take and fill out the comment card, staple your reciept to the comment card and drop it off at The Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or The Providence Sales Cottage at Heritage Shores. For more information, call Pat McDonald at 337-7192

Friends of the Bridgeville Library

The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Bridgeville. The opening of the new Bridgeville

Chicken dinner

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the Delmar VFW. Tickets are $10 and are available from any chorus member or by calling the school at 302-846-9544. Carryouts are available. Proceeds will support the middle and high school choruses.


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PAGE 20 Methodist Church Hall in Georgetown from 5 to 8 p.m. to benefit the Miss Sussex County Scholarship Program and the Alzheimer’s Association. Tickets are $8 for children under the age of 12 and $15 for adults. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 302-228-2148 or 302-249-6732. Take-outs will also be available. Chelsea Betts, Miss Sussex County 2009, will provide entertainment at 6 and 7 p.m. There will also be a drawing for a Vera Bradley bag.

Country Jamboree planned

Don’t miss “Celebrating God and Country,” an afternoon of country music with Miss Delaware and friends, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, at Georgetown Middle School, to benefit the Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization. The event will feature Gerald Hocker and the Jamboree Boys, and All 4 Him, a local gospel quartet. Galen Giaccone, Miss Delaware 2008, will share her piano talents and Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen 2007, Chelsea Betts, will sing. The 2009 Miss Delaware contestants and Danielle Marshall, Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen, will also attend the festivities. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, and may be purchased by contacting Susan Collins at 302-732-9366 or Linda Pusey at 302-9479065. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Scholarship Fundraiser

On Monday, May 4, Gergetown AARP 5340 will host a fundraiser at the Roadhouse Steakjoint on Rt. 1 in Rehoboth from 6 to 8 p.m. Come out and dine from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A portion of the day’s proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund. For more information call 856-3404 or 856-6178.

Fundraiser for Women’s Ministries On Wednesday, May 6, The Silverbelles of Booker Street Church of God will host a fundraiser at the Roadhouse Steakjoint, Rt. 1, Rehoboth, from 6 to 8 p.m. You are invited to come out to eat from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A portion of the day’s proceeds will go to support Women’s Ministries in its efforts to help women of diverse needs. For more information, call 856-9097, 856-3404 or 684-4542.

Chicken/dumpling fundraiser

A chicken/dumpling fundraiser dinner will be held May 23, from 4-6 p.m. at the Bethel Church Community House - west of Seaford, at north end of Oak Grove Road. Eat-in or carry-out. Price of $8 includes dessert. For tickets call Eleanor Russell 410-754-8681 or Lucy Slacum at 302-629-7117.

Scholarship fundraiser

Come and eat at the Road House Steak Joint on Rt. 1, between Lewes and Rehoboth with AARP Georgetown Chapter 5340, on Monday, May 4, from 11 a.m. till 8 p.m. Members will be there from 6 to 8 p.m. Proceeds support AARP Scholarship fund. For information call Peggy 856-3404.


2009 DSTA Golf Classic

The Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, will host the 2009 DSTA Golf Classic on Thursday, May 21, to benefit Special Olympics Delaware. Cost is $700 per foursome and includes lunch, golf shirt, hat, golf towel and 19th hole reception. The event is run by the Delaware State Troopers Association and presented by Jack Lingo Realtors. For more information, contact Special Olympics Delaware at 302-831-3484.

Mother-daughter banquet

Calvary Baptist Church in Georgetown will hold a Mother-daughter banquet on Friday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. The evening includes dinner, a gospel concert, testimonies, skits and door prizes. Cost is $10 per person, children 8-12 are $5, and children under 8 eat free. For more information, call Calvary Baptist Church at 302-8563773.

Heritage Day in Harrington

The city of Harrington extends an invitation to all those who would like to participate in its 31st Annual Heritage Day celebration on Saturday, August 28. That includes exhibitors, crafts demonstrators and vendors offering food and other merchandise who would like to reserve space for the day. Planners are also looking for anyone who would like to join the parade - individual marchers, groups, floats, organizations, vehicles, bands and others. For information or entries, call Bill Falasco, Harrington Parks & Recreation, 398-7975.

Rotary plans Pig Pickin’

The Hub Club Rotary will hold its fourth annual Pig Pickin’ Hoedown on Friday, May 1 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Robbins Paradise Farm on Paradise Alley Road, Harrington. The menu includes pulled pork straight from the roaster; tender, deep fried turkey, and all the fixins. Jay Hoad will provide live music, and Dave Kenton & Friends will perform as guests arrive. There will be silent and live auctions and a 50/50 raffle plus plenty of fun and games. The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $15 and available from any Rotary member or by calling 6295500. For more information, call 302-3985194. Proceeds benefit Rotary’s variety of local school and community service projects. The Hub Club is a Centennial Rotary Club and represents Harrington, Greenwood and Felton.

Ruritan Club

All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month October to June, from 7-10 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at The Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. Buffet features blueberry pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup and sticky buns.

Chinese Auction

Georgetown AARP 5340 will host a Chinese Auction at the Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown, on Monday, June 1, at 11 a.m. There will be many wonderful items to choose from. Call Pat at 856-6178 or 542-6171 for more information.

Orioles vs. Yankees game

Seaford Recreation Department’s annual trip to see the Yankees vs. the Orioles

is Friday, May 8. Cost is $55 and includes a ticket to the game and charter bus transportation. To reserve a ticket or for more information, call the office at 629-6809.

hotel and return for home. All included in prices above. Deposit of $150 per couple with booking; $75 for single.

Seaford AARP trips offered

Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public. Friday, May 22 - Gettysburg, Pa. Visit the Eisenhower Farm; $79. At the Visitor’s Center, view the Cyclorama painting which depicts the entire Civil War. Visit the galleries that use exhibits, sound and video to give a better understanding of the Civil War. A buffet lunch is included at General Picketts Buffet. Wednesday, July 1 - Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. to see the musical, “Singin’ In The Rain,” $79. Wednesday, Sept. 2 - Rainbow Dinner Theatre to see “Uncle Chick’s Last Wish,” $70. Includes a trip to the beach. September 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Mich., $790 pp double. Trip includes six hot breakfasts, five dinners and one luncheon at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. In Frankenmuth, take a guided tour to see points of interest you can visit during your stay. The motorcoach takes us to Christmas Wonderland. Take a ferry to the island where you will have a guided tour by horse and carriage before being taken to the Grand Hotel for lunch. Here you will see the longest porch in the world. Travel to Saulte Saint Marie where you will enjoy a ride through the Soo Locks and on to the Kewadin Casino for dinner. Friday, Oct. 16 - Strasburg Railroad with lunch on the train and a visit to the train museum, $69. Nov. 16-20 - “Christmas At The Biltmore” in Asheville, N.C., $589 pp double. Tour the Biltmore grounds, winery and farm village. Included is a candlelight tour, candlelight dinner, two dinner theaters and a visit to Chimney Rock Park. Wednesday, Dec. 2 - American Music Theatre to see a Christmas show, $92. A meal at Millers Smorgasbord is included. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 to make reservations for these trips.

Rails & Trails

Escorted motor-coach trip to Waterville Valley, New Hampshire sponsored by the Seaford WPS, Sept. 21-24. Four days and three nights – cost $639 per person, includes lodging, three breakfasts, three dinners, entertainment, cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee, Castle in the clouds, Rock Estates, Mt. Washington Cog Railway, dinner on Lake Winnipesaukee Railroad, Wolfeboro Village, all gratuities, taxes and baggage handling. For additional information contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.

Bethel UMC trip

Sailors Bethel United Methodist Church is sponsoring a trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. to attend Gaitherfest with Bill and Gloria Gaither. Prices: single, $750; double, $575 per person (2 in a room); triple, $525 per person (3 in a room); quad, $525 per person (4 in a room). Deposit of $150 per couple with booking, $75 for single. Tour includes: Thursday, Oct. 1, arrive in Myrtle Beach, S.C. at the Beach Cove Resort. Dinner at Chestnut Hill Restaurant. Friday, Oct. 2, Breakfast buffet at the hotel, Myrtle Beach Low Country Tour, shopping at Broadway at the Beach. Return to hotel to freshen up and at 6 p.m. go to Gaitherfest show at the Convention Center. Sunday, Oct. 4, breakfast buffet at the

Embroiders’ Guild

The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders’ Guild meets on the second Monday of the month – Sept. through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. We welcome all levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced. For more information call 410-2089386. Questions call 302-539-9717.

Georgetown AARP

Join Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 at their monthly luncheon meetings held on the first Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club. For details contact: Dee Richards at 302-841-5066 or Bettie Comer at 302265-5606.

AARP chapter 1084

AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of western Sussex County board meeting, Thursday, May 7, at Methodist Manor House game room in Seaford at 1:30 p.m. Chapter president request all board and committee members to be present to finalize plans for AARP Chapter 1084 Annual Day of Service on Wednesday, May 13. One group to visit and bring gifts to Delaware Veterans Home in Milford and another group to visit Life Care at Lofland in Seaford. Also, final plans regarding chapters annual picnic on Thursday, May 14, to be held this year at Soroptimist Park in Seaford.

District Democrats

The 39th Distrct Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at Pizza King in Seaford. New members are always welcome.

SHS Alumni

The Seaford High School Alumni Association will have their Executive Board meeting on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. in the Downtown Seaford Museum. For more information, call Donna Angell at 6298077.

Libertarian Party meeting

The Libertarian Party of Delaware will hold regular meetings at the Seaford Public Library on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Our first meeting is Wednesday, May 6. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Acorn Club annual dinner

The G.F.W.C.- Acorn Club of Seaford is having their annual dinner at the Eastern Star building on May 19, at 5:30 p.m., social and dinner at 6 p.m. The hostesses are Phyllis Nelson and Joyce Whaley and their committee. Submit Bulletin Board items by noon, Thursday. Send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, email to or drop off at 951 Norman Eskridge Hwy., Seaford (Home Team Bldg.).

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Opening day brings back many great memories Yesterday (April 25) was opening day for Laurel Little at urPhy League baseball. The usual opening day ceremonies except this Some of my best year marked the 50th year of memories of Little sanctioned Little League baseball League were my in Laurel. In the 50 years of the Indians and Pirates program those that have been inteams, but also our volved reads like a who’s who in fall meetings … our the Town of Laurel. I‘m going to mention a few, January banquets. fully-knowing I cannot mention all, but be assured the good deeds January banquets. of many brought us to the beautiful comHarold Slatcher, Ed Montague, Ron plex, “Clifford Lee Memorial Park.” Lubinecki, Nancy Farrelly, Juniata In the mid 1950s, there was a baseball Littleton, Golda Williamson and many program for youth and there could have more helped us have a record 875 people been one much earlier although I do not at our banquets in 1981. Vicky was right know of it. The four teams in the mid in the middle of it. 1950s were the Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary In 1994, through the hard work of and American Legion. many including the Fred O’Neal famThose games were played at the old ily, Donald Dubinski, John Ward, David high school field and it’s easy to recall Hare, the Benson’s and many more built cars lined up against the Evergreen Drive a ball park on Bethel Road as nice as any fence to watch a game. Some of those around. The David Horsey family also “pioneer” coaches were Roland Lowe, had a lot to do with this, as they did most Al Duloney, Punk Callaway, Clifford of the site work for the new ball park. Ott, Cooney Hastings and Chester TayI must salute Donald Dubinski, an easy lor. Cooney Hastings became the first going person as you will ever meet, who president of sanctioned Little League. At is finishing his last of 10 years as League first it was played at the Legion Home president. Quite a record! and North Laurel. They played an 18Forgive me for not thinking of everygame schedule with four teams and a one — it is impossible. Maybe in my refour-team minor league. tirement I will write the history of Laurel The park at 10th Street is believed Little League and can name all of you, to have been operational in 1961 and it but for the present I must say think of the grew year-by-year as a Senior League outstanding young men and women who field, a Minor League field and T-Ball came through the program. Just maybe field were added. Harold Phillips, Cliff some of the lessons they learned through Lee and others were very instrumental in the program, made them the great people this. How well I remember my Phillies’ they are today. buddy in 1962, Eschol Mariner, asking me fresh out of high to help him with his Laurel Exchange Club held their anteam, “the Phillies” of course. nual Miss Laurel Pageant Saturday, How large is the late Cliff Lee’s April 25, before a record audience and contribution to Little League? Cliff was what the Exchange Club believes is the a past president and board member for largest (21) group of candidates for Little sure. Phil Brittingham and Cliff hauled Miss Laurel. The heat, plus the packed the dirt in themselves for the first senior auditorium are great reminders to even field. Cliff was District I umpire-in-chief the hardest critic and should convince us for seven years. That was when it includ- we need a new school. ed Kent and Sussex counties and that is Charlie and Dosha Gordy must be only the beginning of his gifts to Little proud as peacocks as their granddaughLeague. Cliff or Rep. Clifford Lee was ter, Morgan Gordy, the apple of Charkilled in October 1990, coming home lie’s eye, is the new Little Miss Laurel. from a House of Representatives session Congratulations to Courtney Hastings, at Felton. Miss Laurel 2009. As Biff said on opening day, that he Miss Laurel 2008, Lauren Hitch, (Cliff) would be here in his lawn chair stumbled slightly coming down from her down the left field line today, if he was chair but was the picture of calmness as still with us. In 1994 the new ball park she remarked, “That would have been was opened and it was appropriately exciting.” named after Cliff. Congratulations to Miss Laurel 2008 Before I go on I must mention one and also to Little Miss Laurel 2008 Vicperson from my 20 plus years in Little toria Henry on representing Laurel so League and that is Vicky Evans Hearn, nicely. who was a board member, president, auxiliary president and dedicated part “Mike” Barton wrote about the Cook of the Little League program for many family last week so I’ll keep my comyears. April 25, opening day was her ments brief. Haroldine Cook Shaner birthday. Vicky passed away in 2001 has recorded her memories through the from cancer. Some of my best memories Historical Society on a video that can of Little League were my Indians and be shown to guests at the Cook House Pirates teams, but also our fall meetings and it is a very informative recording for right up to Christmas, planning for our future generations. One of Haroldine’s



comments about it as she laughed mightily, “We didn’t even have a television back then.” Haroldine also mentioned her memories of the baby clinic on Pine Street. Any of you remember that? Haroldine’s mom, Thelma worked there as well as at her beauty parlor. As their paper boy I remember climbing those steps for my 30 cents for the paper each Saturday. Often they gave me a tip. Haroldine says she doesn’t remember me as their paper boy, I must have made a great impression. I am told Harold was a great domino’s player and Irvin Welch’s barber shop was a great place for his talents. My last thought about the Cook’s and this was before my time was that he and Thelma were performers, often at the long-gone Waller Theatre. The Society has assembled a great group of photos of Harold with Millard Allen and Thelma performing Levitation Acts at the Theatre. Well, that’s enough although I’m sure I could give this Laurel family a couple more pages.

There are some very competitive school board races in all the local districts this year. On Monday morning Department of Elections informed us that Benjamin Hudson of Laurel had dropped out of the race for the five-year seat in Laurel. The other candidates are incumbent Laurence Edward Justice and Lois Hartstein. Voting for all positions is on Tuesday, May 12.

How about Patrick’s dad the late Pat Shaner. Now that’s a great finishing touch to this as he was one of Laurel’s favorite teachers.

I’ll close for now, so much more to say, Gene Wright,, it’s about time you sent me one of those wild shirts like you sent some years ago!

There is a lot of discussion about the upcoming Strawberry Festival in Laurel on May 16. One thing you do not want to miss, as it may not be listed on the brochure, is a visit to the Old Henry’s Store on Sharptown Road just outside Laurel. Open from 8 to 3 p.m. with the old penny candy and so much more. The store closed in 1966 when gas was 23 cents a gallon. Eleanor Henry loves that old store and opens it yearly for the lessons it teaches future generations. You, your children and grandchildren are invited. Look for the Pure Oil gas pump, you don’t want to miss it.

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Church Bulletins Free movie, popcorn, child care

Fireproof, the film that challenges all married couples to take the “Love Dare,� will be shown at St. John’s United Methodist Church located at Pine and Poplar Streets, Seaford on Friday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. View the movie for free with popcorn and child care provided. For more information, call 629-9466.

National Day of Prayer planned

The National Day of Prayer for the Greenwood area will be held at Greenwood UMC on West Market Street in Greenwood on Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m. The Rev. Kevin Gillespie, pastor of Greenwood UMC, is the keynote speaker. A free will offering will be taken for the National Day of Prayer Task Force. The public is encouraged to bring cash donations or gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target and Food Lion for the new Baby Pantry that has been organized at Greenwood UMC. For more information, contact area coordinator Michaele Russell at 302-3494220.

‘Sounds of Joy’ in concert

“Sounds of Joy� a local gospel singing group will be in concert on Sunday, May 3 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Delmar, Md. For more information, call 410-8963284.

National Day of Prayer at CCC

National Day of Prayer services will be held at Crossroad Community Church on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m.

Spaghetti dinner

An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be served by the Centenary Promise Keepers for the College Scholarship Fund. It will be held at Centenary United Methodist Church, Laurel, on Saturday, May 2, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is adults, $6; children, 6-12 years, $3; less than 6 are free.

Benefit for needy

Bethel Worship Center, Rt. 13, 1-1/2 miles North of Wal-Mart, on Ginger Lane – across from Burton’s Chrysler, Seaford, will hold a Yard & Bake Sale Benefit for Needy Families on Saturday, May 2, from 7 a.m. till? There will be scrapple sandwiches, hot-dogs and drinks available. For more information call 349-9505 or 629-9682.

Yard sale for daycare

On Saturday, May 2, The Lighted Pathway Daycare, located at the Church of God in Seaford, will host a yard sale from 6 a.m. to noon to raise money for two preschool classes and a school age class. The following donations are being accepted: toys, games and books to use in the classroom; clothes to stock the closet for needy families; monetary donations; and baked goods. Area businesses may get involved by donating gift certificates that can be auctioned or sold. All donations may be dropped off at the daycare, or mailed to: 425 E Stein Hwy. Seaford, DE 19973.

Gospel Concert

St. George’s United Methodist Church of Laurel, will host a gospel concert

presenting Phil Davis, “Sinners Saved by Grace Ministries� on Sunday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. Directions: Alt. 13 south Laurel towards Delmar. Turn right on St. George’s Road and follow to church. For more information, call 875-2273.

Gospel Hymn Sing at Trinity

Trinity United Methodist Church in Laurel will host a Gospel Hymn Sing on Friday, May 1. All 4 Him, King’s Ambassadors and Jerry Jones will bring their talents to the stage. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and food will be available for purchase. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. and a love offering will be taken. For more information, call 875-7715.

Bridgeville Prayer Breakfast

The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville will hold its 18th annual Community Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, May 2, at 8 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Union United Methodist Church, Bridgeville. The program includes special music by Jeff and Jeanine Scott and the Delaware Teen Challenge Choir. Special guest speaker is Robert M. Carey, executive director of Delaware Teen Challenge. A buffet breakfast will be served. Tickets can be purchased for $10 from Kiwanians or may be purchased at the door. Organizations and groups may sponsor a table. For more information, call 302-337-7070.

St. Luke elects new Vestry

The following parishioners were elected to the Vestry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at their annual meeting on Sunday, April 19: Bonnie Getz, Janet Hubbard, Noel Sizemore and Herb Quick.

SCA GOSPEL CONCERT - The Seaford Christian Academy (SCA) Class of 2011 presents the second annual Gospel Concert Fundraiser with the Down East Boys Quartet on Saturday, May 2, at 7 p.m., in the Seaford Christian Academy Gymnasium. Tickets are $5 at the door, and a love offering will be taken. Fresh baked cookies will be available for purchase. SCA is located at 110 Holly St., Seaford. For more information, call 302-629-7161, ext. 130.

They join Dawn Conaway, Jinny Coxe, Jim Crescenzo, Edris Irwin, Amy Larson and Bruce LeVan to fill out the Vestry for the coming year. Herb Quick will serve as Senior Warden and Jim Crescenzo will serve as Junior Warden. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato is the Rector of

DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship CHURCH OF CHRIST

A church you can relate to Sunday Family Worship 10:00 a.m. 94 Walnut Street, Laurel, DE (across from GameZone) 302-875-7873

1010S.C entral Ave., Laurel Ph: 875-7748 Minister: Ian J. Drucker Worship Services: Sunday 10 a.m. 6:00 p.m. BibleS tudy: Sun. 9:00 a.m.; Wed. 7:00 p.m. In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity

CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE Rev. Donna Hinkle, Pastor Church: 875-4233 Sunday Services: 8:30 am Praise 9:30 am Sunday School,10:45 am Worship


Centenary United Methodist Church “Where Caring is Sharing� “NEW SONG!� - Contemporary Celebration, 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, Classes for ALL ages, 9:45 a.m. Traditional Family Worship, 11:00 a.m.

Rev. K. Wayne Grier, Pastor, 875-3983 200 W. Market St., Laurel, Del.

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956

(302) 875-3644 The Rev. Dr. Howard G. Backus, Rector Holy Eucharist with Healing Sunday ~ 8:30 & 10:30 am Church School ~ 9:30 am

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

Youth Group Wednesday 7:00 pm

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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.          

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.

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Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

Delmar Wesleyan Church 800 East Street Delmar, MD 21875 “The Church That Cares� 410-896-3600 Pastor James C. Hitch

Sunday: Sunday School 10 M Worship 11 AM & 6 PM

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MORNING STAR • APRIL 30 - MAY 6, 2009 St. Luke’s. A brunch of soup, salad and bread was served after the 9 a.m. service before the annual meeting was convened.

Prayer Breakfast

Tickets are now on sale for the 32nd annual Sussex County Prayer Breakfast, to be held Friday, May 15, with Debra Puglisi Sharp as this year’s guest speaker. The victim of a violent crime now turned motivational speaker, the Delaware resident will talk about summoning the courage to survive a traumatic event. Joining Ms. Puglisi Sharp as this year’s musical entertainment will be the award-winning Gold Heart bluegrass band. Tickets are $12 per person, and are available on a first-comefirst-served basis. For tickets or more information, call 855-7743.

Community Prayer Breakfast

17th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the Delmar Kiwanis Club will be held at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 9, at 9 a.m. Cost is $4 per person. Everyone is invited. For tickets or information, call: Jack Lynch at 410-8969067, George Jett at 410-860-4831, or Pete Overbaugh, 410-896-375.

Leader training

On May 16, Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, will be hosting Life Group Leader Training conducted by Crown Financial Ministries. Once trained, Life Group Leaders are able to lead Bible studies based on “Your Money Counts� curriculum developed by Crown. Potential participants will have to register at, and pay for leader materials. The cost is $88. The training will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and lunch will be provided. Register by April 30, at For more information contact Tom Carey at 229-8133.

Spring Revival

Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville presents their Spring Revival on May 12-14, 7 p.m. nightly. Guest preacher is Elder Tyrone Thomas, pastor, Charity Community Church of God, Baltimore, Md. All are invited. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr.

Ladies Day

Come join your sisters for Ladies Day at the Laurel Church of Christ, Saturday, May 2, registration is from 9-9:45 a.m. Ladies Day begins at 9:45 a.m.-2 p.m. “Open Your Heart� with Melissa Lester, contributing editor to “Christian Woman� magazine; author of “Giving


for All It’s Worth;� and contributor to “Woman to Woman.� Call or e-mail to RSVP to Marti Drucker, 302-280-6036, or The Laurel Church of Christ is located at 1010 So. Central Ave., Laurel.

Arabic ministry

A weekly Sunday meeting for Arabicspeaking Christians will be held at Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford beginning Sunday, May 3, at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Gorgui at 629-5600, ext. 14, or email Pasto

Joint Trustee Day

Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville presents Joint Trustee Day on Sunday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m. Guest preacher is the Rev. Randolph Fitchett from Coppins AME and Ross AME Churches on the Preston Circuit Charge, Ridgely, Md. A fellowship meal will be served before the service at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Mary Jones at 302-337-7335 or George L. Batson at 410-754-6987. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr.

Fundraiser for Women’s Ministries On Wednesday, May 6, The Silverbelles of Booker Street Church of God will host a fundraiser at the Roadhouse Steakjoint, Rt. 1, Rehoboth, from 6 to 8 p.m. You are invited to come out to eat from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A portion of the day’s proceeds will go to support Women’s Ministries in its efforts to help women of diverse needs. For more information, call 856-9097, 856-3404 or 684-4542.

Greenwood UMC

Join the Greenwood community’s celebration of the 58th annual National Day of Prayer at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 at Greenwood United Methodist Church. Enjoy the talent of individuals and groups as they participate in this year’s event, “Prayer - America’s Hope.�

Annual Spring Hymn Sing

Galestown United Methodist Church Annual Spring Hymn Sing will be held Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m. There will be no morning service. Special Music: Reunion Quartet.


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Obituaries Howard T. McCrea, 70

Howard T. McCrea of Cape Canaveral passed into the Lord’s hands peacefully on Sunday, April 19, 2009. He was born Sept. 9, 1938 to Thomas G. and Jeanette McCrea. A memorial service will be held May 3, at the Laurel American Legion from 2-5 p.m., when friends and family may join the family in a celebration of his life.

Brian T. Barker, 67

Brian T. Barker of Seaford, died on Saturday, April 18, 2009. Mr. Barker retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1981 after 22 years of service. He then became a linguist for the National Security Agency until he retired in 2005. He was a member of the American Legion and the National Geographic Society. Brian is survived by his wife of 28 years, Carol Becker Barker; two daughters, Rebecca Trivits and her husband, Keith and Patricia Johnson and her husband, Dennis; two grandchildren, James Cameron Mollohan and Aston Lewis Trivits; and his mother-in-law, Ruth Becker, all of Seaford. The memorial service was held Friday, April 24 at Cranston Funeral Home in Seaford. Burial was in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro.

William Reece Brown, 63

William Reece Brown of Seaford passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Dec. 8, 1945, in Federalsburg, Md., the son of Myron and Rose Sparks Brown. He served his country in the U.S. Army, serving two tours in Vietnam, being honorably discharged in 1968. He was a tractor trailer driver for more than 35 years. He enjoyed stock car races at the Delaware International Race Track. He is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Dotti Mullen Brown, whom he married on Jan. 3, 1969; daughters, Amy Mitchell and her husband, Keith, and Christine Doby, all of Seaford; son William R. Brown Jr., of Baltimore; grandson, Christopher Doby of Seaford; five loyal companions, Gracie, Puddie and Sassy Brown, one grand-dog girl, Bella Mitchell and one grand-dog boy, Samson Brown; mother-in-law, Dorothy Mullen of Fitchburg, Mass.; sister, Marylou Stafford and her husband, Charles, of Maryland; aunt, Lena Keiser of Mouth of Wilson, Va.; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and the following sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and John Cail of N.H., Ann and Russ Gahan of Mass., Edward Mullen Jr. of N.H., Judi and John Tully of Mass., Colleen and Charles Davieau of Mass., and Robert Mullen of Mass. The funeral was held Friday, April 24 at Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg, with the Rev. Denzil Cheek officiating. Interment followed in Bethel Cemetery near Federalsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or to Nanticoke Cancer Care, Attn: Tom Brown, 801 Middleford Rd., Seaford, DE 19973.

Eleanor S. Cline, 84

Eleanor S. Cline of Laurel, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at the

Seaford Center. She was born in Laurel, a daughter of Jacob and Eva Wooten. Eleanor retired as a nurse’s aide for Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center. She was a loving homemaker and wife. Cherished memories also include her care of her cats and dogs. She was a member of Central Worship for 33 years. She is survived by her husband, Mark V. Cline, and stepson, Johnny Cline, both of Laurel; grandchildren, Sandy Rash and her husband, Brendon, Danielle Stevens and Melissa Cline; and a cousin, Betty Johanson. The funeral was held at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel on Friday, April 24. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel.

Leon W. Cross, 73

Leon W. Cross of Seaford, died peacefully with his family at his side at Coastal Hospice at The Lake in Salisbury, Md. on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. He was born and raised in Bridgeville, the son of Vincent and Elizabeth Wallace Cross. Leon graduated from Bridgeville High School, served in the Strategic Air Command of the United States Air Force and retired from the E.I duPont Company in 1985. He was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church. His life centered around his family, hunting, playing and watching sports. Leon is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Mary “Dee” Townsend Cross; a daughter, Stacy Short and her husband, Ryan of Wilmington; a son, Ryan Cross and his wife, Ivy of Swarthmore, Pa.; and two grandchildren, Callie Short and Brenner Short. Other survivors include his sisters, Irene Zedney and her husband, Glen and Linda Reid and her husband, Robert and brother-in-law Donald Kemp; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Louise Kemp. A memorial service was held Friday, April 24 at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Bridgeville. Interment was held at the Bridgeville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Centenary United Methodist Church, 200 W. Market St., Laurel, DE 19956 or to the American Heart Association, 1151 Walker Road, Suite 202, Dover, DE 19901.

Phyllis Hastings Morgan Davis, 83

Phyllis Hastings Morgan Davis passed away peacefully on Monday, April 20, 2009. She was born in Bridgeville on June 9, 1925, the daughter of William N. and Myrtle V. Hastings. Phyllis enjoyed traveling and, through the years, visited or lived in Europe, Russia, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Hawaii. No matter how far she traveled, she was always firmly grounded in her love of family and Bridgeville was always “home.” Phyllis was an enthusiastic collector and loved to hunt for “treasures” in little antique shops (the dustier, the better), estate sales and auctions. She was a talented artist in both ceramics and paint. Her favorite painting sub-

jects were her beloved Delaware beaches. Phyllis also enjoyed gardening, cooking for family and friends and looking for shells and rocks along the beach. She is survived by her husband, Russell Davis of Milford; her children and their spouses or partners, Darlene and Lloyd Hiraoka of Georgia, Jean Morgan and Ronald Hanley of Connecticut, William and Donna Morgan of Maryland and Susan and Harry Kerill, also of Maryland. Phyllis is the grandmother of 14 and greatgrandmother of eight (soon-to-be nine). Besides her parents, Phyllis was predeceased by her first husband, William L. Morgan; her sister, Louise Elliot; two brothers, Cleveland and William Hastings; and grandson, Ronald L. Hiraoka. The funeral was held on Saturday, April 25 at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, Bridgeville. Interment was held at Milford Community Cemetery in Milford. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Alverdia E. Kerekesh, 90

Alverdia E. Kerekesh passed away on Monday, April 20, 2009. She was born in Wilmington on Sept. 18, 1918, to James and Mary Wootten. She is predeceased by her brothers, James, Thomas, Richard, Robert and Howard Wootten. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Michael Kerekesh; daughters, Mary Woodring and Karen Harven; and sons, Michael and James Kerekesh, all of Virginia Beach, Va. She is also survived by grandson, Michael Woodring; granddaughter, Lacey Kerekesh; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. During World War II, she helped the war effort by working for E.I. Dupont Company (Nylon Division) in Seaford. They made many products that supported the fighting Americans all around the world. She was a member of the Disabled

American Veterans Auxiliary and the Fleet Reserve Association. Alverdia, also known as “Betty,” was a courageous fighter in her 90 years of life. Betty’s nurturing presence will be dearly missed by her husband, family and friends, although her family is thankful in the knowledge of knowing that she is released from her pain and is in God’s loving care. The funeral was held on Friday, April 24 at Woodlawn Funeral Home Chapel in Norfolk, Va.

Dorothy S. Smith, 78

Dorothy S. Smith, 78, of Seaford, died on Friday, April 24, 2009 at home. Mrs. Smith retired from the Woolworth Store in Seaford. She was a member of Gethsemane United Methodist Church in Reliance. Her husband, Robert A. Smith, died on December 31, 2008. She is survived by three daughters, Sharon Insley and her husband James of Cambridge, Cathaleen Guessford of Cambridge and Donna Curry of Millsboro; three grandchildren, Lisa Tarbutton, Amber Curry and Robert Chase Curry; five great-grandchildren, James, April, Victoria, Kayla and William Tarbutton. Her brother Charles Sapid also survives Dorothy. Graveside services were Tuesday, April 28, in Blades Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Delaware Hospice Inc., 100 Patriot Blvd, Milford, DE 19963 or Gethsemane United Methodist Church, 2701 Woodland Ferry Road, Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements were by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

Jeanne Appleby Berner, 88

Jeanne Appleby Berner, of Hollywood, MD went to be with the Lord on Monday morning, April 20, 2009 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD after a lengthy illness. Jeanne was born on September 15, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA, the only child of George and Elizabeth Appleby and lived in the Bywood area for several years. During

MORNING STAR • APRIL 30 - MAY 6, 2009 the depression she and her parents moved to Masonville, NJ and later to Moorestown, NJ. She attended Moorestown High School, and upon graduation went to secretarial school. Her years as a secretary always brought back fond memories. From 1939 to 1941 she worked at the Park-In, DriveIn Theaters in Camden, NJ. During the war years she worked for the New York Shipbuilding Corp. in Gloucester, NJ. From 1946 to 1952 Jeanne worked for the Micronizer Processing Corp./Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company as secretary to the plant manager. From 1952 to 1954 she worked for A.C.S. Home Builders, Inc. in Moorestown. Probably her favorite job was working as a secretary to the principal at Moorestown High School from 1954 to 1957. She loved her co-workers and the students and fondly called them “her kids.” She also briefly worked at Lenape High School while it was under construction. After her marriage, she worked for Gaskill Construction Company. In the 1970’s she worked part time at Moorestown Middle School as an aide in the special education division. In 1956 she married Herbert C. Berner whom she had admired since she was a young girl and settled in Moorestown where they had one daughter. In 1980 they moved to Laurel, DE. Several years after her husband passed away, she moved to Hollywood, MD to live with her only child, Susan Berner Morrison, Susan’s husband Andrew Morrison, and Jeanne’s granddaughters, Elizabeth and Rebecca. Jeanne enjoyed reading, discussing current events, camping, and spending time with her family and dogs as well as being a “mentor” for elementary school children. She was the best mom a daughter could have. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert C. Berner, her parents, and one infant son, Tommy. In addition to her daughter and family, she is survived by her cousin, Jack Mears (who was like a brother) and his children, Cheryl Mears Smith and Terry Mears whom she dearly loved, as well as brother-and sister-inlaws, nieces and nephews. As she requested, a small graveside service will be held on May 2, at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel, DE. Friends may sign a guestbook and leave condolences at www.brinsfieldfuneral. com. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Suburban Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, 26972 Baptist Church Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659; or the Galilean Children’s Home, PO Box 880, Liberty, KY 42539; or Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000.

Dorothy H. Rogers, 97

Dorothy H. Rogers, formerly of Shrewsbury, New Jersey, passed away at Methodist Manor House in Seaford on April 24, 2009, where she had resided since 1997. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 1, at 10 a.m. at the Cranston Funeral Home, 300 Shipley Street, Seaford. The family wishes to express their deep gratitude for all the kindness extended to Mrs. Rogers by the staff and members of the Methodist Manor House community. Born on March 25, 1912, in Ocean View, Mrs. Rogers was the daughter of Elsie F. Hickman and Edward S. Hickman. Her husband of 64 years, Aldred W. Rogers (formerly of Georgetown) predeceased her in 1997. Four sisters also died previously. She was a meticulous homemaker, passionate gardener and proud mother,

grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Rogers is survived by her son, Kenneth A. Rogers and his wife, Eleanor, of Bloomington, Indiana; her daughter, Karen R. Harrison and her husband Bruce, of Pittstown, New Jersey; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to Methodist Manor House Benevolence Fund, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, DE 19973 or to Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 100 Commerce Drive, Newark, DE 19713.

Luther Thomas Ralph, 74

Luther Thomas Ralph of Newport, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Carteret General Hospital. Mr. Ralph was born in Laurel. He was a veteran and served in the US Army. He was a member of the VFW Post 8276, Delmar, Md., a member of the American Legion Post 270, Minotola, N.J. and was an avid NASCAR fan. He loved his family and sports. He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Kendall and Edna Miles Ralph. He is survived by five daughters, Debra Hastings and husband Stephen of Newport, and Donna Figgs, Linda Budd and husband Greg, Susan Elliott and husband Robert and Karen Bradley and husband Danny, all of Delmar; four sons, Edward Ralph and wife Faye of Plantation, Fla., and Kenneth Ralph, Kevin Ralph and wife Laura and Scott Ralph and wife Tiffany, all of Delmar; sisters, Doris Morgan and Ruth Ralph, both of Laurel; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Special thanks and love to his granddaughters, Tami Small and Sarah Small, during this past year, while caring for their grandfather. Graveside services were held Saturday, April 25, at Harlows United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Karen Howell officiating.

Patricia Ann Willis, 78

Patricia Ann Mecaslin Willis died on March 2, 2009, at the Manor Care Dulaney Towson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Parkinson’s Disease. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert Charles Willis, their daughter, Margaret “Peggy” Willis King, and son-in-law Dennis W. King and grandson Thomas Robert King, all of Towson. Husband Robert is a 1947 graduate of Seaford High School. Also surviving are her brother, Harry Benton Mecaslin of Monkton, and a cousin, Donald Baker of Arbutus. Mrs. Willis and her husband lived at the Trinity House Apartments in Towson since 2002. Prior to living there, they resided in Hillendale for more than 40 years. Mrs. Willis was a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Towson for more than 50 years. She participated in Women’s Bible Studies for many years. She also helped with the summer day camp at Central. Mrs. Willis enjoyed many activities with her husband, such as attending senior citizen dances and senior centers. They frequented Bykota Senior Center in Towson for many years as well as Parkville Senior Center, and the At Ease and John Booth Senior Centers in Baltimore. Mrs. Willis assisted her husband with the Third Wednesday Senior’s Dances held at the Tall Cedars Hall in Parkville from 1994 through 2004. More than 90 dances were held. Mrs. Willis enjoyed travelling and

cruised on the Queen Elizabeth II and the Mississippi Queen. She liked listening to music, especially Christian and choral music. Mrs. Willis attended Lida Lee Tall and the Maryland Institute of Art.

Elsie M. Jones, 86

Elsie M. Jones of Laurel, passed away on April 25, 2009 at the Seaford Center. She was born in Greenwood, a daughter of George and Grace Carey. Elsie retired from the Laurel Grain Company after 20 years of service. She was also the past treasurer of Centenary United Methodist Church, a member of the Martha Rebekkah Lodge of Laurel and the Laurel Grange. Mrs. Jones was a wonderful homemaker and loving mother to her son, Glen Jones and his wife Laurie of Bethel; and a daughter; Brenda Leslie and her husband Gary of Ocean Pines; six grandchildren, Russell Jones, Monica Leslie, Tonya Blankenship and her husband Bill and daughter Caroline, Linsey Parker and her husband Jake and daughter Lena, Roscoe Leslie and wife Megan and Marie Leslie. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Russell Jones. A Funeral Service was held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home 700 West Street Laurel, on Wednesday, April 29. Interment followed in Concord United Methodist Church cemetery.

John W. White, 74

John W. White (Big John) devoted husband and father, passed away at home in Seaford, on April 22, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by family. John spent six months in North Port, Fl and six months in Seaford. He retired from Flour Daniels Construction Co. After retiring, he worked part time at Publix Supermarkets. John was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Mary S. White. Also preceding him, his father, Ralph S.


Death Notice Irene A. Dickerson, 69

Irene A. Dickerson, formerly of Sussex County, died on Sunday, April 19, 2009. A graveside service was held at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery in Laurel on Thursday, April 23.

White, and stepfather, Joseph Rhodes, his mother, Sarah Clark, and a brother, Edwin Rhodes. He is survived by a son and daughter in law John and Marie White of Gaston, SC; daughters and sons in law, Pamela and Richard Adams of North Port, Fl, Cynthia and Mark Bowman of Port Charlotte, Fl, and Jonna Marie and Kevin English of Seaford; grandchildren, Andrew T White, BreAnna Reeves, Jamie Canfield, Tyler Canfield, Jonathan Canfield, John Reeves and Kelsey Jo Bowman; great grandchildren, Dominick White and Will White; brothers, Arther L. White of Louisville, KY, Joseph A. White of Marietta, GA, the Rev. Joseph Patrick Rhodes of Conyers, GA; and a sister, Alice Rhodes Mudd of Mt. Washington, KY. He is also survived by three nieces and 19 nephews and a countless number of other family and friends who loved and admired him. A viewing was held on Tuesday, April 28, at Larry Taylor’s Funeral Home in Punta Gorda, Fl. Services were on Wednesday, April 29. John was laid to rest next to the love of his life at Gulf Pines Memorial Park in Englewood, Fl. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Delaware and/or the American Cancer Society.



Education Sussex Tech Adult Division receives grant for literacy program The Sussex Tech Adult Division recently received a Delaware Hispanic Community Needs Grant for its Family Literacy Program. The grants were made possible by the Arscht-Cannon Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation. They are awarded by the Governor’s Consortium on Hispanic Affairs, established in 2006 by former Governor Ruth Ann Minner. Five grants are awarded to provide support for community-based, collaborative programs that impact the economic, employment, and education of Spanishspeaking immigrant families. For the past nine years, the Sussex

Tech Family Literacy Program has taught English to non-English speaking (primarily Hispanic) adults, while working with their children to improve their literacy skills. The program is designed to empower families by providing adult education opportunities. Four Adult ESL classes are conducted at Phillis Wheatley Middle School to work toward qualifying for GED or high school diploma classes at Woodbridge High School. Children of Even Start families participate in their early childhood, elementary and middle school literacy classes at the Delaware State Housing Authority’s site at

Laverty Lane. Some of the funds will be used to bring in families from the program’s current waiting list of 33 families. Program Coordinator for the Sussex Tech Family Literacy Program is Jose Oyola, a native

Hispanic speaker from Peru. The program has grown from serving 20 families a year to more than 60 families with over 250 people a year. For more information about the Sussex Tech Family Literacy Program, call 302-856-9035.



DELMAR SCHOOL DISTRICT - FIVE YEAR TERM For Board Member Jason Robert Coco Vote for One (1) Charles S. Smith

DELMAR SCHOOL DISTRICT - THREE YEAR TERM Gregory A.C athell For Board Member Jeffrey T. Fleetwood, Sr. Vote for One (1) Wayne F. Moore Phillip W. Thompson

Polling Location: Delmar High School, 200 N. Eighth Street, Delmar

Staff and partners of the Sussex Tech Family Literacy Program, from left, seated Emily Ritchey, Sussex Tech Family Literacy Program; Michelle Fuentes, Telamon Head Start; Malorie Drake Derby, Delaware Dept. of Education; and Ann Gorrin, Read Aloud Delaware; back row, standing – Jose Oyola, coordinator of Sussex Tech Family Literacy Program; Dr. Christine Cannon, Ph.D, Governor’s Consortium on Hispanic Affairs; Dr. Kevin Carson, Woodbridge School District; Richard Lewis, Sussex Tech School District Board of Education; Rebecca Kauffman, Delaware State Housing Authority; Trish Schechtman, The Freeman Foundations; and Terri Corder, principal, adult education at Sussex Tech School District.

LAUREL SCHOOL DISTRICT - FIVE YEAR TERM LoisH artstein For Board Member Benjamin J. Hudson Vote for One (1) Laurence Edward Jestice, Jr.

Polling Location: Laurel High School, 1133 South Central Ave., Laurel

SEAFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT - FIVE YEAR TERM Douglas E. Collins For Board Member Kathryn H.Ki mpton Vote for One (1) Richard E.W illiams

Polling Location: Seaford School District Administrative Office Polling Location: 390 North Market Street Extended, Seaford

WOODBRIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT - FIVE YEAR TERM For Board Member Alice Jeanne Matsinger Vote for One (1) Willie Lee Savage, II

Polling Locations : Woodbridge High School, 308 Laws Street, Bridgeville; Woodbridge Elem. School, Sussex Highway, Greenwood Voters must be a Bona Fide Resident of the School District, a Citizen of the United States of America and 18 years of age or older. Proof of identity will ber equired.

LaureL MiddLe SchooL Torch WinnerS - Two Laurel Middle School students, Bryce Bristow and Ashley Hastings, were the only two students from Delaware Middle Schools awarded both the Diplomat (30 Pts.) and the Statesman (50 Pts.) Torch Awards at the Del. Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference this year in Dover. To earn these awards students had to earn points in seven different categories: Leadership, Service Cooperation, Knowledge, Friendship, Patriotism, and Love-Hope-Faith. At the National Leadership Conference held in Dallas, Texas in May, Laurel Middle School expects six students who have earned (70 Pts.) in each category to be presented the Ambassador Torch Award. Those students are Bryce Bristow, Caitlin Cook, Ashley Hastings, Michael Hitch, Ashley Jump, and Garrett Whaley.

May 8, 2009 - 12 Noon - Deadline to mail out absentee ballots. Affidavits available for voting absentee by mail at: www.electionssc.delaware.govO r call 856-5367 and forms will be mailed. Affidavit must be submitted before the absentee ballot can be mailed to voter.

May 11, 2009 - 12 Noon - Deadline to vote an absentee ballot in person in the Office of the Department of Elections. DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS FOR SUSSEX COUNTY 119 N. RACE STREET, GEORGETOWN, DE 19947 302-856-5367



Woodbridge Elementary shares third marking period honor roll Woodbridge Elementary School announces that the following students have made the honor roll for the third marking period. 1st grade Distinguished Honor Roll Esther Aguilar, Lillian Anderson, Gemma Batey, Macey Bautista, Jessica Beauchamp, Rachel Bollinger, Blake Butt, Chris Cannon, Clayton Carper, Alexis Durham, Eric Fields, Tae’Shaun Ford-Jackson, Debralyss Garcia Serrano, Elyssia Gonzalez, Trey Haynes, Ro’Niaya Holden, Madison Isaacs, Kahleb Jackson, Aaiyana James, Isaiah Jenkins, Heaven Jones, Ricky Kane, Mackenna Kerrick, Turner Lee, De’Asia Lopez, Christopher Mathis, Joshua Messick, Hailey Moore, Alexandria Nechay, Edward Nichols, Fredrick Norwood, Ty’Reei Owens, Hannah Pearson, Justus Ramos, Vanessa RomanCastrejon, Zachary Rowe,Taylor Schulties, Gabriella Scramlin, Phelan Simpson, Grace Slacum, Summer Slacum, Damon Smith, David Smith, Syerra Smith, Tyler Smith, Alastornia Swift, Karl Tepe, Joshua Torbert, Kasey Tull, Juliana Villalobos-Gutierrez,

Benjamin Webb, Annika Widen, Dylan Williams, Indya Wright, Litzy Yepez-Alcantara, Tyler Yoder, Yadan Zacarias-Garcia Honor Roll Bret Balascio, Shyanne Bawel, Harry Bell, Hannah Bennett, Alyssa Betts, Adriana Blake, Kayla Brownlee, Rynasia Cannon, Grant Carter, Diana ChavezGalvez, Cody Coleman, Ja’Kerra Coleman, Ryan Cummings, Ana Domingo, Justin Donovan, Kaitlyn Hall, Megan Hatings, Michael Hastings, Mario Hernandez, Damian Holt-Gum, Charles Hughes, Michael Hutchison, Joshua Jerez, Eric Johnson,Tanner Lecates, Conner Marvil, Rosalba MejiaEscalante, Jason Mendez-Gaona, Emely Mendoza-Garcia, Adam Miller, Anahi Morales-Rivera, Gabriella Morra, Jasmine Morris, Trinity Morris, Regan Ogden, Adaly Perez, Mackenzie Price, Iyonnia Sampson-Warner, Timothy Santee, Mikayla Serpa, Da’maj Showell, Cassidy Soderback, Jenna Steward, Jonah Tate,Ty’Asia Thomas, Carissa Tinsman, Diana Torres-Rodriguez, Nathaniel Trammell, Tanya Velasquez-Mendez, Marianna Vigil, Angel Walker, Pharah-Joi

Student photography on display A new photography exhibit entitled “OH SNAP” will be displayed from Thursday, April 30 to Saturday, May 30 in the Art Gallery of the Arts & Science Center at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. The Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibit will feature the works of 11 students enrolled in the photography course offered by the Communications Technology program. Photographs on display will reflect their interpretation of several genres and feature topics such as fashion, still life, portraiture and culture. An opening reception will be held in the Art Gallery on Thursday, April 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Delaware Tech photographers promote their exhibit, “OH SNAP,” from top row, left: Liudmila Chernova, Selbyville; Matt Hickman, Harrington; Karlie Harris, Ellendale; David Wooters, Laurel; Sarah Hileman, Selbyville; Stephanie Hufnal, Millsboro; Kate Frey, Dagsboro; Anastasiya Baranovskaya, Ocean City; Brian Green, Delmar; Sean Marraffini, Middletown; and Michelle Davis, Seaford.

Danni L. Schreffler on honor society

Danni L. Schreffler of Seaford was recently inducted into the Lynchburg College chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa Society, Inc., the national leadership honor society for college students that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary Character. The Society recognizes achievement in scholarship athletics, campus or community service, campus government, and the creative and performing arts. Emphasis is placed on the development of the whole person as a member of the college community and as a contributor to a better society. Schreffler is a graduate English major. Lynchburg College is a private college in central Virginia enrolling 2,500 students in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as professional and graduate studies.

Webb, Adair Williams, Ashley Williams, Alexis Wilson, Hunter Young 2nd grade Distinguished Honor Roll Christopher Andrews, Hailee Bennett, Meredith Carey, Brisa Cazares-Quezada, Jayden Craft, Javon Gibbs, Corey Hastings, Lane Hill, Brayan Lopez-Galvez, Noelle Morrison, Kristen Nichols, William Norwood, Alexandra Opaliski, Dylan Perdue, Joshua Propes, Kolby Rust, Mercedes Spray, Alyssa Staley, Alexander Strain, Emily Taylor, Nadine Tinsman Honor Roll Jordan Abrams, Ty’Jae Armstrong, Seth Baker, Aria Blake, Robert Boyer, Kaylin Byington, Josiah Craft, Douglas Diaz, Joseph Disharoon, Nehemiah Farlow, Corrin Farris, Daevon Gibbs, Anmarie Goetz, Sade Hall, Troy Haynes, Brock Keeler, Dylan Layton, Cristina LimonGutierrez, Steven Lord, Alyssa Lucke, Mia Martin, Rhylee Matthews, Victoria Moore, Nicholas Murphy, Michael Norsworthy, Ty’miere Owens, Aarsh Patel, Brandon Polite, Carleah Rayford, Kenisha Reid, Alexis

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Entertainment Possum Point Players’ costumes are a work of art Ticket sales are approaching sellout. Cast and crew are working furiously. And not the least of these is the show’s costumer and her crew. It takes a lot of coordination, research, preparation and patience to costume a musical for an amateur theater group such as the Possum Point Players (PPP). No one knows this better than Louise Hartzell of Georgetown, current costume mistress for the Players’ latest production, Guys & Dolls. “The most important considerations when costuming a show like Guys & Dolls are people,” says Hartzell. “Basically, who and how many, are the questions which determine the degree of success we have,” she adds. “The ‘who’ are the volunteers who make up the costume crew with their talent and dedication, and the stage director who sets the overall tone of the costume plot. The ‘how many’ is the number of people in the cast and the number of costumes they must wear,” she says. “For example, there are 34 cast members in Guys & Dolls. We have constructed more than 30 costumes using material and patterns. And, from among our 1,500 square feet of costume storage, from cast and crew members own wardrobes, and second-hand clothing

stores like Goodwill, we have purchased and/or pulled another 30 or so, altering many of them to conform to the body of the actor and/or the time period of the show,” she says. Hartzell and PPP costume chairs for each show, do a lot of research and drawing from their own knowledge base, to make the show as authentic as it can be. And there is indication that research pays off. “We are constantly being asked where we rented our costumes,” says Mary Cahill, executive administrator for the group. “And although I think it is quite flattering, it doesn’t do justice to the many, many quality hours that our costume heads and committee members put into shows and the perfection they strive for,” she adds. What does all this cost? According to Hartzell, costuming a show can run into thousands of dollars, depending on how many costumes are being made and the type of costumes the show needs. And that doesn’t include any labor since PPP costuming is exclusively a volunteer effort. The Possum Point Players have been performing live theater for 35 years. Time periods have ranged from medieval to modern, styles from animal to regal, skid row bum to bride and groom, and sizes

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Look history right in the eye during Seaford Heritage Weekend at the Living History Area on the grounds of the historic Ross Plantation, home of Delaware Governor William Henry Harrison Ross, during Memorial Day weekend, May 22-24. Sponsored by the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, attendees can witness battles, cannon firing, a blacksmith, chair caning, a living history encampment and much more from Civil War life. Mingle with Union and Confederate soldiers and sutlers, offering general store wares such as food, clothing and other items of the era. Seek out food vendors offering local favorites. Take a tour of historic Ross Mansion, run by the Seaford Historical Society, see period-style artisans, stop by the Historical Vintage Car Show, attend Sunday morning church services and hear period style entertainment. Schedule (subject to change): Friday, May 22 6–9 p.m. - Setting up camp and preparing for Saturday battles 6-9 p.m. - Little Miss Pageants with Sandy Mirchell; Dinner selections include Grotto’s Pizza, Bubba BBQ and Mystic Flavors Saturday, May 23 7-9 a.m. - Vendors/Demonstrators/Exhibitors set up 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. - Historical Vintage Car Show along main road to mansion 10–10:45 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies, Main Tent

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Tours of mansion & museum (fee) 2–3 p.m. - Skirmish with cannon Day long activities: Blacksmith, soap making, quilting, Nanticoke River Arts, chair caning, rushing, wagon rides, Old Sutler John, Barrancus Mercantile, Eve of Bumperville, crafters, exhibitors, and food vendors. Sunday, May 24 9 a.m. - Civil War era church service 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Gospel music Main Tent 1:30-3:30 p.m. - Tours of mansion & museum (fee) 1 p.m. - Diamond State Base Ball Club vs. 2nd Delaware Infantry in an 1866-style baseball game on the front lawn of the plantation Other entertainment includes the Camptown Shakers, Paddy and the Hostages Irish music, and the Banjo Man strolling the grounds. The Civil War Living History Area is again dedicated to the memory of John “Buck” Owings of Delmar, a re-enactor who died in 2007. The John “Buck” Owings Living History area will feature displays and demonstrations of everyday life in the 1860’s. The Governor Ross Plantation is located at 1101 North Pine St. Ext., Seaford. For more information, contact event chair, Terry Ayers at 410-829-7060 or email A map of the grounds is available online at www. under events.


HORSES IMPRESS VISITORS - The New Castle County Mounted Police participated in the Delaware Horse Expo this past Saturday, April 25, at the Delaware State Fairgounds, Harrington. The mounted unit treated the audience to synchronized drills and demonstrated their dexterity in overcoming obstacles and working as a team. The annual Horse Expo also included a Parade of Breeds, clinics and demonstrations, natural horsemanship, vendors, a Horse and Tack Auction, a yard sale, a Breyer Model Horse Show and kids activities.

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Don’t miss “Celebrating God and Country,” an afternoon of country music with Miss Delaware and friends, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, at Georgetown Middle School, to benefit the Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization. The event will feature Gerald Hocker and the Jamboree Boys, and All 4 Him, a local gospel quartet. Galen Giaccone, Miss Delaware 2008, will share her piano talents and Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen 2007, Chelsea Betts, will sing. The 2009 Miss Delaware contestants and Danielle Marshall, Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen, will also attend the festivities. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, and may be purchased by contacting Susan Collins at 302-732-9366 or Linda Pusey at 302-947-9065. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

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Look history right in the eye during Seaford Heritage Weekend at the Living History Area on the grounds of the historic Ross Plantation, home of Delaware Governor William Henry Harrison Ross, during Memorial Day weekend, May 22-24. Sponsored by the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, attendees can witness battles, cannon firing, a blacksmith, chair caning, a living history encampment and much more from Civil War life. Mingle with Union and Confederate soldiers and sutlers, offering general store wares such as food, clothing and other items of the era. Seek out food vendors offering local favorites. Take a tour of historic Ross Mansion, run by the Seaford Historical Society, see period-style artisans, stop by the Historical Vintage Car Show, attend Sunday morning church services and hear period style entertainment. Schedule (subject to change): Friday, May 22 6–9 p.m. - Setting up camp and preparing for Saturday battles 6-9 p.m. - Little Miss Pageants with Sandy Mirchell; Dinner selections include Grotto’s Pizza, Bubba BBQ and Mystic Flavors Saturday, May 23 7-9 a.m. - Vendors/Demonstrators/Exhibitors set up 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. - Historical Vintage Car Show along main road to mansion 10–10:45 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies, Main Tent

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Tours of mansion & museum (fee) 2–3 p.m. - Skirmish with cannon Day long activities: Blacksmith, soap making, quilting, Nanticoke River Arts, chair caning, rushing, wagon rides, Old Sutler John, Barrancus Mercantile, Eve of Bumperville, crafters, exhibitors, and food vendors. Sunday, May 24 9 a.m. - Civil War era church service 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Gospel music Main Tent 1:30-3:30 p.m. - Tours of mansion & museum (fee) 1 p.m. - Diamond State Base Ball Club vs. 2nd Delaware Infantry in an 1866-style baseball game on the front lawn of the plantation Other entertainment includes the Camptown Shakers, Paddy and the Hostages Irish music, and the Banjo Man strolling the grounds. The Civil War Living History Area is again dedicated to the memory of John “Buck” Owings of Delmar, a re-enactor who died in 2007. The John “Buck” Owings Living History area will feature displays and demonstrations of everyday life in the 1860’s. The Governor Ross Plantation is located at 1101 North Pine St. Ext., Seaford. For more information, contact event chair, Terry Ayers at 410-829-7060 or email A map of the grounds is available online at www. under events.


HORSES IMPRESS VISITORS - The New Castle County Mounted Police participated in the Delaware Horse Expo this past Saturday, April 25, at the Delaware State Fairgounds, Harrington. The mounted unit treated the audience to synchronized drills and demonstrated their dexterity in overcoming obstacles and working as a team. The annual Horse Expo also included a Parade of Breeds, clinics and demonstrations, natural horsemanship, vendors, a Horse and Tack Auction, a yard sale, a Breyer Model Horse Show and kids activities.

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Don’t miss “Celebrating God and Country,” an afternoon of country music with Miss Delaware and friends, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, at Georgetown Middle School, to benefit the Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization. The event will feature Gerald Hocker and the Jamboree Boys, and All 4 Him, a local gospel quartet. Galen Giaccone, Miss Delaware 2008, will share her piano talents and Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen 2007, Chelsea Betts, will sing. The 2009 Miss Delaware contestants and Danielle Marshall, Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen, will also attend the festivities. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, and may be purchased by contacting Susan Collins at 302-732-9366 or Linda Pusey at 302-947-9065. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

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MORNING STAR • ApRIl 30 - MAy 6, 2009 first win. After driving 12 years in big blocks, Scotty finally got his win. VanGorder started on the pole but it wasn’t long before other top drivers had caught up to him as the circuits were made. HJ Bunting took the lead early on with Jamie Mills in second after starting 10th. At halfway it was Bunting, Mills, Jordan Watson, VanGorder and Howard O’Neal rounding out the top five. It seemed Bunting might be the likely one to take the win until Mills and Bunting began to race fender to fender, wheel to wheel. They switched the lead back and forth until they made contact. Officials stated Bunting did not stop completely while Mills did and had to start back in the rear after the yellow flag was waved. Bunting lead the restart and contact was made with Watson who headed to the pits with a flat tire as Bunting rolled to a stop. The green and white restart had Matt Jester leading VanGorder and Donnie Radd. On the final turns, Jester went high and VanGorder saw his chance to get under Jester. It was a battle to the flag stand but VanGorder would claim the win. The top five were VanGorder, Jester, Radd, Mills and Jeff Brown. Heats were won by VanGorder and Bunting. Mills made it to top five from the rear for a second time. Super Late Model action had Richard

Jarvis Jr. in the #11 Steve Nutall MidCoastal Siding in victory lane the first week. On the start, the top cars were in form to take the lead. Jarvis lead with Ross Robinson and Ray Davis Jr. close behind. Donald Lingo Jr. started 10th and progressed to the top five by lap 4 and Jarvis was in lap traffic. A caution on lap 8 tightened the field back up; by the halfway sign it was Jarvis, Davis, Lingo, Rick Whaley and Robinson. After that it was a battle of Lingo and Jarvis nose to nose. On lap 17, a lap car was in the way on the back stretch causing the leaders to make contact. Steady talented drivers regrouped and continued to battle it to the end. It was close, Jarvis won while Lingo, Davis, Robinson and Kerry King made the top five. Heats were won by Jarvis and Robinson. The season opener also had the wild URC Sprints. JJ Grasso just joined team Palladino #99 this year and started off with the heat win and followed up with the feature win. Plus, the track fast lap in both heat and feature 17.184 in the heat and 17.233 second and 104.451 MPH. What a way to start the season! Other heat winners were Chad Layton, Robbie Stillwagon, Kramer


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The Commissioners of Bridgeville will hold a Public Hearing and present Ordinance A09-5 for a second and final reading at their monthly meeting scheduled for May 11, 2009. This Ordinance amends the Bridgeville Code relating to Vehicles and Traffic by adding new streets. The meeting begins at 7:00 P.M. at Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street. Commissioners of Bridgeville Bonnie Walls Town Manager 4/30/1tc


The Commissioners of Bridgeville will hold a Public Hearing and present Ordinance A09-6 for a second and final reading at their monthly meeting scheduled for May 11, 2009. This Ordinance repeals Bridgeville Code Chapter 222, Articles I-VI, relating to Vehicles and Traffic. The meeting begins at 7:00 P.M. at Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street. Commissioners of Bridgeville Bonnie Walls Town Manager 4/30/1tc


C/Z #1614 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on MAY 28, 2009, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing concerning a proposal to amend the Comprehensive Zoning Map by changing the following area: From a GR General Residential District to GR-RPC General Residential District See LEGALS—page 33


200 N 8th St, Delmar, DE 19940 is accepting applications for the following positions: 12 month Guidance Counselor … date of employment – July 1, 2009 10 month Math Resource Teacher … date of employment – August 17, 2009 Salary based upon State & Local Salary Schedules. Applicants must be licensed & certified in subject matter and HQ according to NCLB regulations. Closing date for completed District paper application … May 11, 2009. Contact Human Resources @ 302/846-9544 x111 to obtain an application. EOE


- Residential Planned Community for a certain parcel of land lying and being in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, land lying northeast of Airport Road (Road 488) 2,800 feet northwest of Fire Tower Road (Road 479), to be located on 140.21 acres, more or less, and being lands of BRIAN MCKINLEY. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this proposal may be examined by interested parties in the Planning and Zoning Office, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. 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. 4/30/1tc NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The following Ordinance has been proposed at the regular meeting of the Sus-

sex County Council on December 18, 2007: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING MAP OF SUSSEX COUNTY FROM A GR GENERAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO GR-RPC GENERAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT RESIDENTIAL PLANNED COMMUNITY FOR A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN BROAD CREEK HUNDRED, SUSSEX COUNTY, CONTAINING 140.21 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, (land lying northeast of Airport Road (Road 488) 2,800 feet northwest of Fire Tower Road (Road 479); application filed on behalf of BRIAN MCKINLEY; C/Z #1644). Copies of the above Ordinance are available in the Office of the Clerk of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware. Public Hearings thereon will be held in the Chamber of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on JUNE 16, 2009, at 6:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. At that time and place,

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Estate of Ann S. Mazurak, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Ann S. Mazurak who departed this life on the 31st day of January, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Robert W. Mazurak on the 20th day of April, A.D. 2009, 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 30th day of September, A.D. 2009 or abide by the See LEGALS—page 35


Large Public On-Site Single Estate Auction Sale Selling the lifelong Estate of Samuel James Moore and the contents of the Historic Wright-Moore Home in downtown Bethel!!

Saturday May 9th, 2009 at 10:00 AM 7749 Main Street in Bethel, Delaware


Auctioneer’s Note: This is a truly unique onsite auction sale in the quiet town of Bethel with something for everyone including the contents of several outbuildings which will be sold at the conclusion of the auction!! Directions: From Salisbury area travel north on interstate Rt. 13 for approx 14 miles to intersection of Rt. 13 and Rt. 9. Make a left onto Delaware Rt. 9 (Georgetown Road). Travel for .8 miles to stoplight. Make slight right onto Woodland Ferry Rd. Travel approx 3 miles to four way stop. Turn left onto Bethel Rd. Travel less than one mile through the town of Bethel auction is on right hand side. Signs posted. Boxlots : Huffy cruiser bicycle w/ basket, wrought iron gas three burner camping stove with white porcelain knobs, trellis bench, Bachman big haulers North Star Express train set, Honeywell fireproof safe, Atcocite 7x 50 binoculars, several pcs of cut and pressed glass, Lg Qty of Christmas ornaments, Craftsman “old crafty” pen knife, souvenir spoons , figurines, wicker fernery, Dietz D-Lite lantern, pitcher pump, and the contents of several outbuildings to be sold at the end of the sale. Glass/China/Collectables/ Primitives(10am): Victorian hanging kerosene lamp w/ hand painted shade and prisms, reverse paint on glass prismed table lamp signed L.G.W., hand painted rose decorated double globe lamp, primitive split Oak eel pot, Dazey #60 Butter churn, White Cedar antique 4 gal No. 2 wooden butter churn, several wooden hand planes, wooden slop bucket, blue deco stoneware biddie feeders, Phil C. Kelly Richmond, VA straight whiskey stoneware jug, Bonsall Tidewater Amusement & Cigarette Service Co. Delmar, DE advertising thermometer, cast iron boot, cast iron dog nut cracker, Sky Chief gasoline pump figural S+P, Casino Grand tabletop slot machine, Donald Duck and Goofy Tricky Trapeze push button acrobat vintage toys, Keystone model C-19 8mm moviegraph, local cook books- Reliance, Bethel, and others- bracket lamp, Aladdin lamp w/ hand painted shade, Hall’s 8pc floral pattern tea set, peanut pattern oil lamp, pr of cherub lamps, Lefton Rose decorated tea pot, Lefton Rose decorated two tear serving tray, hand painted rose decorated vase, Lefton Rose decorated 14pc tea set, Mellor & Co. floral washbowl and pitcher, German hand painted porcelain oatmeal covered canister, rose decorated pitcher and glass set, Ironstone shaving mug, 72pc Silver Sonata china set, Wedgewood toothpick, R&S hand painted porcelain shoe, Lg Qty of snow babies, Lefton figurines, Dept 56 houses, several pcs iridescent glass, Fostoria vinegar cruet, Gerka fighting knives, Pr occupied Japan lamps, opalescent hobnail scent bottle, Coca-Cola bottle carrier, and more to be discovered! Furniture (12pm): Rare Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co. Walnut Arden model side wind console phonograph w/ original papers (mint), Delaware two drawer over 2 door jelly cupboard, Oak side by side w/ beveled mirror, antique Oak child’s roll top desk w/ single drawer, primitive Pine 4 door corner cabinet w/ “L” hinges, Poplar 4 door 1 drawer cupboard, antique Oak drop leaf dining table, antique Oak square paw foot dining table, set of 4 Oak pressed back chairs, Oak serpentine front 3 drawer one door wash stand, Oak full front glass door corner curio, Oak costumer, Pine step back hutch, 4pc Depression Bedroom suite, early brass twin bed, Victorian carved Walnut lamp table, Lg antique blind door kitchen cupboard, dark Pine one drawer over two door dry sink, antique Pine three drawer server, brass lamp, La-Z-Boy recliner, 3pc Pine living room suite, Oak heat surge electric fireplace, carved Oak beveled glass mirror, Oak 9 drawer Queen Anne leg jewelry chest, 4 tier Mahogany columned bookcase, heart Pine county stand, wicker end stand, 5 drawer depression dresser, antique 5 drawer dresser w/ crystal pulls, four drawer Mahogany slant top secretary w/ ball in claw feet, two drawer Oak file cabinet, several flat top trunks, Lane cedar chest, porch furniture, oak sideboard, and more. Delaware Tag/Tools/Appliances: Live Delaware Tag #C8194, like new Kenmore 5 burner gas stove, Kenmore model 18 upright refrigerator/freezer combo, Kenmore locking chest freezer, Bissell Powerforce upright bag less vacuum cleaner, Oreck XL air purifier, Dirt Devil hand vac, V-Tech 5.8mgz cordless phone system, HP photosmart 635 digital camera, HP Photosmart 2575 all in one printer, fax copier, Craftsman tools of the following: Like New 6.5HP big wheel push mower, weed whacker, 2.5HP 10” table saw, 10” band saw, 10” chop saw, 12gal shop vac, edger, tool box, wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, and more- Karcher K2200G 6HP pressure washer, Stanley mobile work center tool box, K&F 13mm drill press, Dremel scroll saw, Roto Zip, drills, Skil saw, wheel barrow, tree trimmer, Earthway spreader, Werner 8ft aluminum step ladder, 10” buffer, Dimension 19” TV, Sylvania 19” TV, Emerson 19” TV/VCR combo, Quasar 19”TV, boom box, and much , much more!! Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 13% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. Auction conducted onsite. Two Auctioneers. Some seating provided. Food served

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Executor: Robert W. Mazuak 23 Grove Rd. Bedford, NY 10506-1531 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 4/30/3tc


Estate of Melissa VanderHoeven, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Melissa VanderHoeven who departed this life on the 30th day of March, A.D. 2009 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Karen A. Meekins, Donna M. Robles on the 15th day of April, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrices on or before the 30th day of November, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrices: Karen A. Meekins 4156 Dublin Hill Rd. Bridgeville, DE 19933 Donna M. Robles 4156 Dublin Hill Rd. Bridgeville DE 19933 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 4/30/3tc


Estate of Howard J. Mason, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Howard J. Mason who departed this life on the 2nd day of April, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Susan Jane Mason on the 16th day of April, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 2nd day of December, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Susan Jane Mason 406 N. Shipley St. Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: David W. Baker, Esq. P.O. Box 551 Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 4/30/3tc


Estate of Lloyd A. Jewell, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Lloyd A. Jewell who departed this life on the 21st day of March, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Deborah L. Whaley on the 13th day of April, A.D. 2009,

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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 21st day of November, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Deborah L. Whaley 31113 S. Shellbridge Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 4/23/3tc


Estate of Thomas H. Messick, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Thomas H. Messick who departed this life on the 29th day of March, A.D. 2009 late of Bridgeville, DE were duly granted unto Alan Thomas Messick on the 15th day of April, A.D. 2009, 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 29th day of November, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Alan Thomas Messick

TOWN OF BRIDGEVILLE ANNEXATION REFERENDUM MAY 2, 2009 The Commissioners of the Town of Bridgeville will consider properties for annexation at this Annexation Referendum. These three properties will be voted on separately: Parcel A includes the property of the Bariglio Corporation. Parcel B includes the property of Windsor Development, LLC. Parcel C includes the property of Matthew and Christine Davis at 16695 Adams Road (Church St.). Parcels A & B are noted on the attached picture. Parcel C is located next to the Phillis Wheatley Middle School. The Annexation Referendum will be held at the Bridgeville Town Hall, 101 N. Main St., on Saturday, May 2, 2009, from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Every citizen of the Town who is eighteen years of age shall have one vote, provided he/she has registered on the “Books of Registered Voters” of the Town of Bridgeville. A Public Hearing on the Annexation will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2009, 7:00 P.M. at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. Town of Bridgeville Bonnie Walls, Town Manager


Celebrate authentic Mexican cuisine on Cinco de Mayo

Historians and proponents of all that’s authentically Mexican are aloretta norr ways eager to remind us that Cinco de Mayo is not that big of a deal in Mexico. Although the 5th of May does celebrate one unlikely victory in a war that was eventually lost, the actual Mexican Independence Day is Sept. 15. Although an important milestone, it is a much bigger to do here in the States than in Mexico, thanks in large part to ingenious marketing cupfuls if necessary to keep pork partially by restaurateurs. But quite obvisubmerged. ously, as far as lots of us are concerned, Uncover; boil pork mixture until liquid there’s nothing wrong with getting togethis reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Stir er to eat, drink, celebrate and take pride in in brandy; boil until liquid evaporates a culture that continues to have a growing and meat browns and begins to get crisp, influence on our own. stirring often, about 15 minutes. Cool One of my favorite dishes and one that meat slightly. Discard any loose pieces of I make often is the following recipe for fat. Tear meat into strips; return to skilCrispy Pork. To my taste, it rivals the carlet. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and nitas at most Mexican eateries and is easy chill.) to make, to boot. I’m pleased to share it Add 2 tablespoons water to skillet. again. Cover and rewarm pork over medium-low Crispy Pork with Avocado Salsa and heat, stirring about 5 minutes. Season with Tomato Salsa more salt, if desired. Transfer to bowl. (serves 8) Serve with warm tortillas, Avocado Salsa, 4 pounds boneless country-style pork and tomato salsa. ribs 2 cups (or more) water Avocado Salsa 1 and one half cups fresh orange juice (Makes about 2 and three-fourths cups) 6 garlic cloves, peeled 3 large ripe avocados, halved, pitted, 2 teaspoons fine sea salt peeled, coarsely chopped 1 teaspoon grated orange peel 8 ounces fresh tomatillos, husked, One fourth cup brandy rinsed, coarsely chopped Warm corn tortillas 2 Serrano chiles, seeded, coarsely Avocado Salsa chopped Fresh tomato salsa 2 tablespoons chopped white onion Cut pork pieces crosswise into 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh thirds. Cut off any big chunks of fat from cilantro pork and reserve; leave small pieces of fat Combine all ingredients in processor. attached to pork. Combine pork, reserved fat, 2 cups water, and next 4 ingredients in Using on/off turns, process until chunky deep 12-inch skillet. Bring to boil. Reduce puree forms. Transfer to medium bowl. Season with salt. (Can be made 4 hours heat, cover, and simmer until pork is tenahead. Press plastic wrap directly onto surder, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour 45 minutes, adding more water by one quarter face of salsa and chill.)



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P.O. Box 49 Bridgeville, DE 19933 Attorney: David W. Baker, Esq. David W. Baker. Esq. P.A. P.O. Box 551 Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 4/23/3tc


Estate of Margaret E. Ruth, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Margaret E. Ruth who departed this life on the 10th day of May, A.D. 2008 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Stephen P. Ellis on the 6th day of April, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required

to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 10th day of January, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Stephen P. Ellis 50 Oak Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 Attorney: Cindy Szabo, Esq. Ellis & Szabo, LLP 9 N. Front St. Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 4/16/3tc


Estate of Margaret Dougherty, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Margaret Dougherty who departed this life on the 20th day of December, A.D. 2008 late of Seaford,

DE were duly granted unto Donna Evans, William Dougherty, 3rd on the 6th day of April, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Administrator without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Administrator on or before the 20th day of August, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Administrator: Donna Evans 7321 Belmont Ave. Mays Landing, NJ 08330 William Dougherty, 3rd 121 E. Orchard Hammonton, NJ 08037 Attorney: Michael F. McGroerty, Esq. 110 N. Pine St. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 4/16/3tc

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Health MS advocates from Delaware visit Washington, D.C. Representing the Delaware Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, six MS advocates joined approximately 500 activists from around the country last week for the annual MS Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. The six-member Delaware delegation included chapter president, Kate Cowperthwait; director of programs, Katrina Holloway; Tom O’Brien, past-chapter chair; current chapter chair, Carl Hertrich; Gail Jasionowski of AAA Mid-Atlantic; and Vickie George, founder of the Yes U Can fitness program. Gathering in the congressional offices of Representative Michael N. Castle, Senator Thomas R. Carper and Senator Edward Kaufman, the Delaware delegation highlighted several issues that are important to more than 1,500 Delawareans with MS. Of the top three issues, the first is support for establishing an MS registry to provide accurate data about the incidence and prevalence of the disease. The second issue is comprehensive health-care

reform particularly life-time caps and the two-year waiting period for Medicare coverage. “We are looking at these healthcare issues,” notes the chapter’s program director, Katrina Holloway, “because by eliminating them, we can keep Delawareans with MS out of institutions and in independent living. With accessible long-term care for all, Delawareans can have quality, long-term care in their own homes.” The third issue is the need for increased funding for MS research. MS activists made history last fall when they moved Congress to approve $5 million for MS research through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. This first-time line-item allocation under the CDMRP is funded through the Department of Defense, and MS activists are advocating for $15 million more. For more information on becoming an MS advocate, visit or call the Delaware Chapter at 302-6555610 and ask for Marie.

From left are MS advocates Katrina Holloway, Kate Cowperthwait, Vickie George, Gail Jasionowski and Carl Hertrich at the annual MS Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. Photo by Tom O’Brien

Some food allergies can cause not so obvious reactions month old come to my office. The comBy Dr. Anthony Policastro plaint was about her behavior. She was all Food allergies can be serious condiover the room. She pulled everything out tions. Peanut allergy kills more people of every drawer and left the office a mess. each year than any other food allergy. She came back two weeks later after Therefore, people are well aware of the being put on a milk free diet. She spent fact that allergy to nuts is common. Most the entire visit sitting on her mother’s lap people are also aware that allergy to seaquietly. food or shellfish is Milk is not the common. Not all people with only food that can However, not cause unusual althese allergies cross react. all food allergies lergic symptoms. cause the major However, it is something One example of reactions that nuts that you should be aware of. this is latex aland shellfish do. lergy. Latex is There are many the plastic used in reactions that are not many medical devices. as obvious. It can cause problems when a patient is For example, there are many infants hospitalized. who have their formula changed because What a lot of people do not know is of suspicion of allergy. In some cases that there are many foods that cross react there is an allergy. In most cases there is with latex. Therefore, if you have a food not. allergy, you might also have a latex allerThe interesting thing is that parents gy and not know it. The foods that cross think of the allergy as being to formula. It is actually an allergy to cow’s milk. When react are many. They include: apples, bananas, kiwi, peaches, plums, figs, grapes, the child goes on regular milk at one year melons, papaya, passion fruit, cherries, of age, everyone assumes that the allergy nectarines, pears, pineapple, strawberries, is gone. That is not necessarily the case. carrots, celery, raw potatoes, avocados, Milk allergy can cause a variety of tomatoes; chestnuts and hazelnuts; wheat symptoms in infants and children. It can and rye. sometimes cause symptoms in adults. Not all people with these allergies cross When I was in the Air Force, I had react. However, it is something that you a patient come in with a severe case of should be aware of. Another unusual aleczema. She was looking for a consult to lergy is one that I have. see a dermatologist. The history showed It is called exercise induced anaphythat the eczema began when she switched laxis. Individuals with this condition are from breast feeding to bottle feeding. We stopped her formula and the eczema disap- allergic to foods. However, the allergy does not becomes apparent unless they eat peared within two weeks. the food and then exercise. There are other children who develop The specific food is different for each wheezing with milk allergy. Some will deindividual. In my case, I cannot eat wheat velop abdominal pain after drinking milk. and exercise. I can eat wheat and not exOthers will have ear infections. Some ercise. I can exercise and not eat wheat. infants will begin having ear infections soon after switching from breast to bottled However, I cannot do both. Bagels have enough wheat that I get a reaction without milk. One of the less common reactions exercising. It took several years for me to to milk is hyperactivity. I once had an 18 figure this one out.

It is no different for other food allergies. You need to play detective when you suspect something. The tip off is usually having unusual symptoms occurring every

so often. When that occurs, you need to look back at what you ate to see if you can figure out what message the food is trying to send to you.

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Health Briefs Look Good, Feel Better program

Women undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer can receive free professional help to cosmetically disguise the appearance-related side effects of their treatments. LOOK GOOD...FEEL BETTER, a program developed by the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the National Cosmetology Association, trains volunteer cosmetologists to help women with cancer, conceal loss of hair, skin problems, and other side effects that can result from cancer therapy. The next program will be hosted by the Cancer Care Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Monday, May 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cancer Care Center’s 2nd floor conference room. The program is free to all patients in active cancer treatment. Registration is required, and space is limited. To register, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Care Center at 302629-6611, ext. 2588.

NMH offers free skin screenings

Join Nanticoke’s Cancer Care Center and the American Cancer Society for skin screenings on Wednesday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Care Center. Registration is in the lobby on the first floor. There is no charge for the skin screening, and pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 302629-6611 or visit

Volunteers needed for MS events

The Delaware Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society needs volunteers to help with their spring fundraising

event Twilight at Baywood Greens on Friday, May 29 in Long Neck. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event from 4 to 8 p.m. and may choose from a range of activities, including registering event participants, supporting participants at rest stops, distributing t-shirts, loading and unloading supplies, setting up refreshments, and cheerleading at the finish line. For more information, contact Jenna Wagner at 302-655-5610 or email

Cancer Support Group

The Wellness Community-Delaware offers a General Cancer Support Group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones. The free monthly support group meets in the Second Floor Conference Room of the Cancer Care Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford on the third Monday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The Wellness Community-Delaware is dedicated to helping people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in a professional program of emotional support and hope. All facilitators of these groups are trained mental health professionals. For more information and to register, call 645-9150.

a hospice volunteer on May 4 and 6 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. The training will he held at the Cancer Care Center, second floor Conference Room, Nanticoke Hospital in Seaford. Volunteers must be at least 18-years-old, submit to routine background checks and participate in 16 hours of specialized training. Compassionate Care Hospice supports patients and families throughout Sussex County so volunteers can work in their own community. Volunteers are able to work according to their schedule and preference. Volunteers can also make phone calls from their own home and/or provide office clerical support. Volunteers are encouraged to participate in monthly support meetings and exchange phone numbers to build a support network. For more information, contact Felicity Lavelle at 302-934-5900 or

How to live with a chronic disease

Anyone living with a chronic disease will benefit from a free six-month course on self management held at the Easter Seals office, 22317 DuPont Highway, Georgetown. Barbara Tucker, Community Ed coordinator for Delaware Hospice, will conduct the course, entitled “Living Well,” which will meet for six consecutive weeks beginning on Thursday, May 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. This interactive class will help participants learn how to deal with topics such as fatigue, depression, medications, problem solving, nutrition and physical activity. Participants will learn how to make action plans, talk to their healthcare provider and communicate better with family members. Registration is required by May 1 and space is limited. To register, call Sally Van Schaik at 302-253-1140.

Laurel Depression Support Group

There will be a free bimonthly Depression Support Group meeting in Laurel on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Any person who has signs and symptoms of depression and is under the care of a professional counselor/MD is welcome to attend. To register, call Life Matters Counseling and Consulting at 302-465-6612.

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House out back crucial to childhood A friend of mine came into my yard last week and asked why I ony indsor had a small wooden shed in back of my house. He said there wasn’t I was so disappointed enough room in it to store a shovin his lack of knowlel. He had no idea that this was actually an outhouse. edge I felt compelled I was so disappointed in his lack of knowledge regarding such to re-visit the outa crucial component of my early house this week. childhood, that I felt compelled to re-visit the outhouse this week in my column. However, when I was growing up I knew when company was coming. they were far from fashion statements; Mom would be in the outhouse scrubbing they were crude, backyard buildings that the toilet seat linoleum. I suppose having sported more flies than two-day-old roadclean, shimmering linoleum would help kill. offset the fact that our visitors would I recall how the door always locked have to hike outside and access a bathinside and out with a piece of wood held room that was in reality, no more than a in place by a nail. wooden bench with a hole cut in it. There always seemed to be a hornet’s We never considered it to be an emnest hanging from the outhouse ceiling barrassment that my mother’s aunt and and a spider crawling somewhere. uncle, who lived in the suburbs of BaltiI had to spend my entire time inside more and had wonderfully operational in- the outhouse scanning floor to ceiling to door bathroom facilities, would be incon- avoid being attacked by some varmint. venienced by having to use an outhouse. Then there was always the uncreative Our outhouse was very basic. It had buffoon who found it hilarious to run a no frills and was more than likely built tree or bush branch up the back of the in the space of an hour or two. It was a outhouse trap door while someone was single-seat and left little room for more using the facilities. They would always than one person. holler, “Snake!” as they rustled the I could not understand why there branch back and forth, as if they were the would be more than one person in the first person to ever think of this prank. facility at any given time; however, I did Halloween always put our family on recognize that Miss Addie’s outhouse “outhouse watch,” as every property in next door had two seats. This, I suppose, the town was faced with the prospect of was the Cadillac of outhouses. having their outhouse tipped. I am not sure, but it seems to me Miss Young heathens would patrol through Addie’s outhouse also boasted of wallthe dimly lit backyards and like witless paper, carpeting and a skylight. Well, morons find outhouses to turn over. maybe I am exaggerating a little on those It presented a situation where you had points. to run to the outhouse on a Halloween The outhouse has somehow come of night and get in and out as quickly as age. I was inside a friend’s house the possible for fear the structure would be other day and they had just redecorated tipped with you in it. I could think of no their bathroom. Interestingly enough, the fate worse than having to crawl out from shower curtain and other amenities in under an outhouse. the room were carrying a design of outAnother less than attractive feature houses. that came as part and parcel of the whole These structures of the past have outhouse theme was the use of the slop now become fodder for yard ornaments, jar, which was as close as we could get to household knick-knacks and a variety of indoor facilities. other nostalgic items. They are now a fad Mom hated the task of having to empfashion statement. ty the slop jar, which came with a couple



of concerns. There was always the risk of dropping it halfway down the stairs and then the very embarrassing situations of being seen toting the slop jar out to be dumped. I recall Mom’s feeble attempts to get to the outhouse to empty the slop jar without someone seeing her. It was futile because we lived on Richardson Avenue, which was the main thoroughfare through the middle of Crisfield and a heavily populated residential area. For some reason it would have been easier for Mom to tote a sailboat through the backyard without being noticed than that slop jar. No matter when she headed out the door somebody would be out getting well water or hanging clothes on the line and ready to start up a conversation, something that was uncomfortable to do with a slop jar in your hands. Looking back on it I understand fully why I now have an outhouse decorating my backyard!

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Police Journal Professor arrested for pornography

University of Delaware Police have arrested Garrett L. Van Wicklen of Seaford, a former associate professor of bioresources engineering at the University’s Georgetown campus, and charged him with 10 counts of possessing child pornography. Van Wicklen, 55, who had been on the faculty since September 2001, resigned April 2 after UD officials confronted him about images found on his office computer. The material was discovered after Van Wicklen turned his computer in for repairs to a University computer technician. The technician contacted University Police after noticing questionable images. Working in concert with the Attorney General’s Office, charges were brought against Van Wicklen, and he was arrested on April 22. He posted $15,000 secured bond and was released pending a preliminary hearing.

Man charged with sexual assault

On April 21 at 8 p.m. the Seaford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division received a report of a rape complaint. The investigation revealed that at 9 a.m., the defendant, Jonathan Alcantara, of Bridgeville, engaged in consensual sexual intercourse with a female victim, at a local hotel in Seaford. Detectives determined the victim to be

under the age of 18 and the defendant to be a 26-year-old acquaintance. Alcantara was arrested for third degree rape and second degree unlawful sexual contact. He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court #4 in Seaford and committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $60,000 secured bond.

Robbery at The Athlete

On April 25 at 3:45 a.m. Seaford Police officers responded to the Seaford Village Shopping Center in reference to a burglary alarm. Officers determined that unknown suspect(s) gained entry into The Athlete and Dollar General stores and once inside the suspect(s) removed an undisclosed amount of various tennis shoes from The Athlete. No items were reported stolen from the Dollar General. Suspect(s) then fled the scene. The Seaford Police Departments Criminal Investigations Division responded and processed the scene. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call 302-629-6644 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Delaware Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved.

Mother and son charged

The Delaware State Police have arrested a mother and son for their alleged role

Aggressive driving cited in over half of all fatal crashes in U.S.

As many as 56 percent of deadly vehicle crashes involve one or more unsafe driving behaviors typically associated with aggressive driving, according to a new analysis released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Speeding contributes to nearly one in three deadly crashes. AAA analyzed data from 2003 through 2007 from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). “Aggressive driving and its consequences are all too common on our roadways. It’s easy to think ‘that other guy is the problem’” said Catherine L. Rossi, manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. Examples of aggressive driving include tailgating, running stop signs or red lights, preventing other drivers from passing, speeding, illegal driving on the shoulder, and failing to yield. Do as I say, not as I do? Additionally, the 2008 AAA Foundation Traffic Safety Culture Index found nearly eight out of every 10 people surveyed rated aggressive drivers as a serious or extremely serious traffic safety problem. However, in the same survey, many individuals reported driving in ways that could be deemed aggressive. • Nearly half of drivers reported exceeding the speed limit by 15 mph on major highways • 15 percent admitted exceeding the

speed limit by 15 mph on neighborhood streets • 58 percent said they speed up to beat a yellow light • 41 percent honk at other drivers • 26 percent say they have pressured other drivers to speed up • 22 percent have tailgated • 6 percent have deliberately run red lights • 3 out of every 4 drivers said they are more careful than other drivers

Aggressive driving in Delaware During the period from 2003 to 2007, there were 625 fatal crashes in Delaware of which 373 (60 percent) were attributed to aggressive driving. The Delaware General Assembly passed the state’s first aggressive driving law in 1999. In simplest terms, if a driver commits three specified traffic offenses (including speeding, failing to yield the right of way, making an unsafe lane change, passing on the shoulder, ignoring a traffic control device, following too closely, or overtaking a stopped school bus) in a single incident, that person will be charged with aggressive driving. They may be fined between $100 and $300, or face 10 to 30 days in jail. They must also complete a behavior modification class or attitudinal driving course. As of April 14, aggressive driving was a factor in 15 of 22 fatal crashes (68 percent) this year in Delaware.

in the robbery of the Sandy Fork General store located on Laurel Road. Police responded to the business on Sunday, April 26, at approximately 6:05 p.m. after 911 was called reporting the robbery. The ensuing investigation determined that a white male suspect entered the store and acted as if he was shopping for items to buy. He then confronted the clerk and asked to purchase cigarettes. At that time he removed a crow bar from underneath his clothing and demanded money. The clerk opened the cash register and the male suspect reached in the drawer and removed approximately $100 cash. He then fled the store and was observed entering the passenger seat of a Nissan vehicle, which displayed a Maryland registration. The clerk observed a white female operator and was able to obtain the registration number. A subsequent investigation revealed the suspect vehicle was registered to Kimberlee A. Davis, 39, of Laurel. Additionally, detectives learned that Ms. Davis had a son named Nicholas J. Davis, 18, of the same Willow Drive address in Laurel. The son’s physical characteristics matched those of the robber. As the investigation continued detectives learned both persons resided at a home on Willow Drive. Police responded to the home Tuesday morning at 8:15 and contacted the suspects. Through interviews, detectives linked both persons to the crime.

The Nissan was also recovered by detectives at the home. Both Davis’ were charged with robbery 1st degree, possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a felony and conspiracy 2nd degree. They were each remanded to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of a $52,000 cash only bail.

Alleged arsonist arrested

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office investigation of two house fires which occurred on Friday, April 24, at approximately 3:49 a.m. in the Heritage Creek Development located off Harbeson Road, Milton, has resulted in the arrest of a Milton man. Victor Rodriquez, 33, of Milton, has been arrested for the two early morning fires, which severely damaged two model homes causing loss of more than $600,000. Rodriquez was arrested by Deputy State Fire Marshals assisted by Milton Police Department. The defendant was taken into custody and after processing was transported to JP Court 3 for arraignment. Rodriquez was charged with two counts of arson second degree, one count of burglary second degree and two counts of criminal trespass first degree. The defendant was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $10,000 secured bond.

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Spiegel family welcomes baby

Jason and Kimberly Spiegel announce the birth of their second child, Alexa Belle Spiegel. She was born March 5, 2009 at Newton Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass. Alexa was 6 pounds 14 ounces and 19-1/2 inches long. She joins her brother, Brady, at home in Westwood, Mass. “Lexi” is the granddaughter of Kent and Pam Peterson of Seaford and Chuck and Sally Spiegel of Westwood. Her great grandmothers are Lois Bell and Ruth Peterson of Seaford and Sylvia Cotton of Dedham, Mass.

Chloe Marie Oliphant

Oliphant family welcomes baby Towers, Partusch engaged to wed Mark and Valerie Oliphant of Laurel announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Marie Oliphant. Chloe was born on March 8, 2009 at 5 a.m. at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She weighed 7 lbs. 12.6 oz and was 19 1/4” long. Chloe joins her big sister Gabrielle. Maternal grandparents are Richard and Joyce Morris of Laurel. Paternal grandparents are Rich and Carol Oliphant of Gumboro. Great-grandparents are Dorothy Collins and Edward Tobe Oliphant of Gumboro.

Charlie Towers and Debbie Towers of Seaford announce the engagement of their daughter, Leigh-Anne Towers to Aaron Partusch, son of Michael Partusch and Cheryl Partusch of Omaha, Neb. The bride-to-be graduated from Sussex Technical High School. She is employed at the Boys and Girls Club. Her fiancé is employed at L and J Sheet Metal. A May 31, 2009 wedding is planned.

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The Seaford varsity girls’ tennis team moved to 6-0 in Henlopen Conference play with a win on Friday. Shown (l to r) are the Blue Jays’ senior players: Jen Scudder, Kim Graves, Emily Nielson, Kelley Kimpton, Aubrey Hastings, Emily Hubbard, Whitley Maddox, and Tyesha Ross. Photo by S.D. Smith

Seaford girls’ tennis team wins matches against Cape, Lake

The Seaford varsity girls’ tennis team moved to 6-0 in the Henlopen Conference with wins over Cape Henlopen and Lake Forest last week. The Blue Jays defeated Cape Henlopen, 4-1, last Tuesday as Kelly Kimpton (6-2, 6-2), Whitley Maddox (6-0, 6-4), Emily Nielson and Emily Hubbard (6-4, 6-0), and Jennifer Scudder and Jackie Torkelson (6-3, 6-3) earned wins. On Friday, Seaford beat Lake Forest, 5-0, thanks to wins by Kimpton (6-1, 6-0), Maddox (6-0, 6-1), Kim Graves (6-2, 6-2), Nielson and Hubbard (6-0, 6-1), and Scudder and Torkelson (6-3, 6-3).

Select Financial’s Hunter Rogers comes home with a pitch during a Woodbridge Little League opening day game. Photo by Mike McClure

SEAFORD SOCCER- Seaford senior Emily Whitaker battles for the take away against Indian River last Thursday in the high school girls’ soccer game played in Seaford. See story on page 43. Photo by Lynn Schofer

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Woodbridge Little League- Major League baseball- Seaford Moose #1728 15, Select Financial Group 1- Joshua Vazquez pitched three strong innings, scattered four hits and struck out six as he picked up the win on the mound. Logan Wescott worked a scoreless inning in relief and had two K’s. At the plate, Vazquez had a two-run single and scored twice, Wescott went 2-3 with a run, and Kani Kane was 2-3 w/ 2 RS & 2 RBI’s. Nick Smith went 2-3 with two runs and an RBI; Nick Rosado singled and scored two runs; Josh Sprout had a two-run single and scored a run; Josh Reibsome singled in a run and scored a run; Jordan Chelton scored 2 runs and Jared Hopkins scored a run and had an RBI. Noah Perry added a run for Seaford Moose. For Select Financial Group, Davahn Lee had an RBI single. Coulter Gingrich, Matt Chaffinch and David Gray all had singles and Hunter Rogers scored a run.

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THE THROW TO FIRST- Woodbridge’s Amanda Slater races to first base as Delmar pitcher Carlee Budd looks to throw her out during last Friday’s varsity softball game in Bridgeville. Budd went on to record the win while collecting three doubles at the plate for the Wildcats. Photo by Mike McClure

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RACE DAY- Jeff Caudill puts a helmet and racing equipment on his son, Dean, during a demonstration at Frederick Douglass Elementary School last Friday. Dean Caudill, who is seven years old, is one of the many young racers at the Delmarva Motorsports Parks in Seaford. Stock car races take place at the track on Fridays while carts are raced on Wednesdays. Photo by Mike McClure

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Seaford Stars of the Week

Male Athlete of the WeekTim Fields- Seaford High

Female Athlete of the WeekKelly Kimpton- Seaford High

Seaford’s Tim Fields placed first in Seaford senior Kelly Kimpton the 800 and 1,600 meter runs during his moved to 7-1 with a pair of wins last team’s meet against Cape Henlopen, week. Kimpton, the Blue Jays’ first sinPolytech, and St. Thomas More last gles player, had victories against Cape Tuesday. Fields was also on the winning Henlopen and Lake Forest. 3,200 meter relay team. Honorable mention- Jamie Swain- Seaford; Maria DeMott- Seaford; Hannah Rust- GMS; Alysha Hashman- Woodbridge; Whitley Maddox- Seaford; Emily Nielson- Seaford; Emily Hubbard- Seaford; Tiarrah Hinton- Woodbridge; Taija Maddox- Woodbridge; Emily Pentoney- Delmarva Christian; Lynsey Lofland- Delmarva Christian; Paige Morris- Sussex Tech; Ronnie Wisseman- GMS; Joe Mitchell- Seaford; Zach Reynolds- Seaford; Tim Halter- Seaford; Spencer Noel- Seaford; Andrew Solomon- Woodbridge; Patrick Davis- Woodbridge; Dajaun Short- Woodbridge; T.J. Jefferson- Woodbridge; Doug Coppock- Woodbridge; Vincent Glover- Seaford; Keyshawn Purnell- Seaford; Chris Wilkerson- Seaford; Casey Zitvogel- Delmarva Christian; Clayton Bunting- Sussex Tech; David Fluharty- Sussex Tech; Ben Bateman- Sussex Tech; Earl Batten- Sussex Tech; Emir LaRoya- Sussex Tech; Zach Adkins- Sussex Tech; James Smith- Sussex Tech; Justin Allen- Sussex Tech



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Seaford girls’ soccer team falls to Indian River in home contest

By Lynn Schofer The Seaford High School girls’ soccer team took on Indian River (6-2) last Thursday at home. IR came out strong and never let up on the Blue Jays in the 8-0 win. Seaford bounced back with a solid performance against Caravel on Saturday. Indian River scored within 1:30 of the game and added a second goal at 6:51. Seaford was unable to make second touches turning the ball over to their opponents who were quicker and more aggressive to the ball. At the end of the first half Seaford was behind 4-0 without a shot on goal in the entire first half. In the second half Seaford still was unable to put the plays together and finished the game without a single shot on goal. Indian River filled the empty lanes and made the passes to complete the fifth goal of the game. IR scored three more times before the game ended with a final score of 8-0. Coach Scott Bleile said, “We had played a sloppy game and were frustrated because nothing seemed to go our way on Thursday, however, on Friday we worked on going to the ball, making better passes, and marking up better and corrected many of the problems.” Although Thursday’s game was frustrating, coach Bleile said he was very pleased with his team game on Saturday against Caravel in a 5-4 loss. “The team as a whole this year has really come together to fight through some tough times. Freshman Maria DeMott and Jamie Swain have really sparked our offense this year. Kelsey Hoch and freshman Uri Robelledo help anchor our midfield,” said Bleile. Swain, DeMott, Hoch, and Robelledo each netted a goal in the Blue Jays’ home loss to Caravel. “This year has been a wonderful year and without the effort of the whole team none of what we do could be accomplished,” Bleile added. Coach Bleile knows the team can be competitive and wants to set their sights to the last half of the season.


Seaford’s Courtney Brittian prevents the Indian River striker from getting to goalie Maryann Hicks in Thursday’s girls’ soccer game. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Woodbridge golf team falls to Indian River, 191-236

Woodbridge’s Colby Christopher shot a 54 to lead his team in a 191-236 loss to Indian River last Thursday. Alex Martinez added a 57 and Kara Dunnigan shot a 61 for the Raiders.

Woodbridge baseball team edged by Red Lion Christian The Woodbridge varsity baseball team lost to Red Lion Christian, 7-5, in a nonconference game last Saturday. The Raiders opened the game with a pair of runs in the first inning, but Red Lion scored three in the third and one in the fourth for a 4-2 lead. The Raiders added one run in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings, but Red Lion Christian added one in the fifth and two in the sixth for the win. T.J. Jefferson doubled and C.J. Pleasants homered for Woodbridge.

Seaford Star varsity sports schedules for April 30- May 6 Thursday, April 30- baseball- Seaford at Delmar, 4:15 p.m., Woodbridge home vs. Indian River, 4:15 p.m., Sussex Tech at Caravel, 4 p.m.; soccer- Seaford at Laurel, 4 p.m., Woodbridge at Lake Forest, 7 p.m., Sussex Tech home vs. Sussex Central, 7 p.m.; golf- Delmar at Seaford, 3:30 p.m., Woodbridge home vs. Lake Forest, 3:30 p.m.; softball- Seaford at Delmar, 4:15 p.m., Woodbridge home vs. Indian River, 4:15 p.m.; track and field- Seaford at Milford, 3:30 p.m.; girls’ tennis- Seaford at Polytech, 4 p.m. Friday, May 1- baseball- Sussex Tech at Laurel, 4:15 p.m., Greenwood Mennonite at Wesleyan, 4 p.m., Seaford Christian at Salisbury Christian, 4 p.m.; softball- Sussex Tech at Laurel, 4:15 p.m., Greenwood Mennonite at Wesleyan, 4 p.m., Seaford Christian at Salisbury Christian, 4 p.m.; golf- Sussex Tech home vs. Cape Henlopen, 3:30 p.m.; boys’ tennis- Seaford at Indian River, 4 p.m.; girls’ tennis- Seaford home vs. Indian River, 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2- boys’ lacrosse- Sussex Tech at Gunston, 11 a.m.; girls’ lacrosseSussex Tech at Ursuline, 3:30 p.m.; softball- Greenwood Mennonite softball tournament; baseball- Greenwood Mennonite home vs. Tome, noon Monday, May 4- track and field- Laurel and Smyrna at Seaford, 3:30 p.m., Woodbridge home vs. Polytech and Sussex Central, 3:30 p.m.; baseball- Seaford at Sussex Central, 4:15 p.m.; softball- Seaford at Sussex Central, 4:15 p.m.; girls’ tennis- Seaford at Smyrna, 4 p.m.; soccer- Seaford at St. Thomas More, 4 p.m., Delmarva Christian at Woodbridge, 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 5- baseball- Seaford at Smyrna, 4:15 p.m., Woodbridge at Caesar Rodney, 4:15 p.m., Greenwood Mennonite home vs. Holly Grove, 4 p.m., Seaford Christian home vs. Faith Baptist, 3:30 p.m., Sussex Tech home vs. Milford, 4:15 p.m.; softball- Seaford at Smyrna, 4:15 p.m., Woodbridge at Caesar Rodney, 4:15 p.m., Greenwood Mennonite home vs. Holly Grove, 4 p.m., Seaford Christian home vs. Faith Baptist, 3:30 p.m., Sussex Tech home vs. Milford, 4:15 p.m.; soccer- Seaford at Milford, 5:30 p.m., Woodbridge at Laurel, 4 p.m., Sussex Tech at Smyrna, 7 p.m.; golfSeaford at Dover, 3:30 p.m., Woodbridge home vs. Polytech, 3:30 p.m.; boys’ tennisSeaford at Sussex Central, 4 p.m.; girls’ tennis- Seaford at Sussex Central, 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 6- boys’ lacrosse- Sussex Tech at Dover, 7 p.m.; girls’ lacrosseSussex Tech home vs. Red Lion Christian, 4 p.m.




Seaford’s Kirk Neal prepares to serve as he plays varsity singles for the first time this season in a match on Friday against Lake Forest. Photo by Lynn Schofer

MORNING STAR • APRIL 30 - MAY 6 , 2009

Seaford’s Matt Lank tees off during his team’s home meet against Cape Henlopen last Thursday at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Lank had a team best 42 for the Blue Jays. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford boys’ tennis defeat Lake Forest, Cape Henlopen

The Seaford varsity boys’ tennis team blanked Cape Henlopen and Lake Forest in a pair of matches last week. The Blue Jays topped Lake Forest, 5-0, on Friday thanks to wins by Tim Halter (6-1, 6-0), Spencer Noel (6-0, 6-0), Kirk Neal (6-1, 6-3), Arlie Wooters and Tyrek Camper (6-1, 6-0), and Daniel DeMott and Steve Neithardt (6-0, 6-0). Seaford also defeated Cape Henlopen, 5-0, with wins from Halter (6-2, 6-4), Noel (60, 6-2), Ethan Lee (default), Philip DeMott and Wooters (6-0, 6-0), and Daniel DeMott and Neithardt (6-1, 6-1).

Seaford golf falls to Cape Henlopen, 173-191, in home meet The Seaford varsity golf team lost to Cape Henlopen, 173-191, in a home meet last Thursday. Matt Lank led the Blue Jays with a 42, Tyler Hughes shot a 45, Greg Brooke had a 51, and Adam Caldwell added a 53.

The Raiders’ Trevor Wescott is safe at first after getting into a rundown during last Friday’s home loss to Delmar. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar baseball uses three run fourth to defeat Woodbridge The Delmar varsity baseball team scored two in the second, three in the fourth, and one in the fifth to jump out to a 6-0 lead over Woodbridge last Friday in Bridgeville. The Raiders scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth, but it was not enough in the 6-2 loss. Dylan Shupe collected two doubles and a triple, Mark Timmons had a pair of doubles, and Kyle Dykes added three hits including a triple to lead the Wildcats. Woodbridge’s Doug Coppock singled to score David Walls (single) and Jordan Vazquez (first on error) in the fifth, but Delmar starter David Webster held on for the win.

Seaford track and field teams compete in quad meet The Seaford boys’ and girls’ track teams faced Cape Henlopen, Polytech, and St. Thomas More in a meet last Tuesday. The Blue Jays’ results follow: Boys- Seaford 91, Cape Henlopen 53, Seaford 98, Polytech 47; Seaford 130, St. Thomas More 5- 3,200 relay- 1. Seaford (Jules, Perez, Wilkerson, Fields), 9:15; 100- 1. Vincent Glover, Seaford, 11.0; 1,600- 1. Tim Fields, Seaford, 5:12; 400 relay1. Seaford (Cannon, Wright, Purnell, Glover), 44.5; 400- 1. Yvens St. Phard, Seaford, 54.2; 800- 1. Fields, Seaford, 2:15; 200- 1. Glover, Seaford, 22.8; 3,200- 1. Chris Wilkerson, Seaford, 11:54; discus- 1. Clayton Lester, Seaford, 111’ 2”; long jump- 1. Keyshawn Purnell, Seaford, 19’ 11”; triple jump- 1. Purnell, 39’ 10”; high jump- 1. Lee Mayer, Seaford, 6’; pole vault- 1. Zack Hearn, Seaford Girls- Seaford 70, St. Thomas More 40, Cape Henlopen 110, Seaford 16- No results were submitted from this meet.

Woodbridge track and field teams host Laurel, Lake Forest

Delmar’s Brittani Scott, left, moves in to defend Woodbridge’s Rachel Doyon during last week’s girls’ soccer game. Scott had a goal and an assist in her team’s 3-0 win. Photo by Mike McClure

Woodbridge varsity girls’ soccer team falls to Delmar, 3-0

The Delmar varsity girls’ soccer team took a 2-0 lead into the half last Thursday in Bridgeville and went on to defeat Woodbridge, 3-0. Corie Elliott followed a shot by Brittani Scott (18:16) and Scott scored on a feed from Hurley (23:30). Hurley scored the final goal at 39:00 in the second half. Delmar finished the game with a 25-4 advantage in shots and a 3-1 edge in corner kicks. Megan Sirkis made five saves in goal for the Raiders while Ashley Matos had three saves for the Wildcats.

The following are the results from the Woodbridge boys’ and girls’ track and field team’s home meet against Laurel and Lake Forest: Girls- Lake Forest 105, Woodbridge 35- 110 hurdles- 2. Tiarrah Hinton, Woodbridge, 17.88; 100 meter run- 1. Taija Maddox, Woodbridge, 12.69, 3. Kera Sampson, Woodbridge, 13.72; 4X100- 1. Woodbridge, 55.1; 400 meter run- 1. Tanisha DeShields, Woodbridge, 1:14.1, 2. Holmes, Woodbridge, 1:16.2; 300 hurdles- 2. Maddox, Woodbridge, 51.4; 800 meter run- 3. Holmes, Woodbridge, 3:10; 200 meter run2. Maddox, Woodbridge, 28.12; triple jump- 3. Amber DeCarlo, Woodbridge, 28’ 5/8” Laurel 66, Woodbridge 42- 110 hurdles- 1. Hinton, Woodbridge, 3. Haasen, Woodbridge, 20.5; 100 meter run- 1. Maddox, Woodbridge, 12.69, 2. Sampson, Woodbridge, 13.72; 4X200- 1. Woodbridge, 2:00.1; 4X100- 1. Woodbridge, 55.1; 300 hurdles- 1. Maddox, Woodbridge, 51.4; 800 meter run- 2. Holmes, 3:10; 200 meter run- 1. Maddox, Woodbridge, 28.12; triple jump- 1. DeCarlo, Woodbridge, 28’ 5/8” Boys- Lake Forest 113, Woodbridge 31- 110 hurdles- 2. Dajaun Short, Woodbridge, 15.56; 1,600 meter run- 3. Patrick Davis, Woodbridge, 5:36; 400 meter run- 3. Korian Majette, Woodbridge, 56.5; 300 hurdles- 2. Nick Laurel, Woodbridge, 46.2, 3. Majette, Woodbridge, 49.7; 800 meter run- 3. Davis, Woodbridge, 2:36; 3,200 meter run- 1. Andrew Solomon, Woodbridge, 11.54.3; shotput- 2. R.C. Jefferson, Woodbridge, 41’ 7”, 3. Jorge Young, Woodbridge; long jump- 3. Eric Lloyd, Woodbridge, 17’ 6”; triple jump- 2. Short, Woodbridge, 37’ 4”; pole vault- 1. Davis, Woodbridge, 10’, 2. Taylor Patterson, Woodbridge, 7’ 6” Laurel 87, Woodbridge 52- 110 hurdles- 1. Short, Woodbridge, 15.56; 100 meter run- 2. Lloyd, Woodbridge, 11.88, 3. Jason Long, Woodbridge, 12.28; 1,500 meter run- 2. Davis, Woodbridge, 5:36.2; 400 meter run- 2. Majette, Woodbridge, 56.5; 300 hurdles- 2. Majette, Woodbridge, 49.7; 800 meter run- 3. Davis, Woodbridge, 2:36.7; 200 meter run- 1. Lloyd, Woodbridge, 23.9; 3,200 meter run- 1. Solomon, Woodbridge, 11:54.3; shotput- 1. Jefferson, Woodbridge, 41’ 7”; 2. Young, Woodbridge, 40’ 3 3/4”; long jump- 3. Lloyd, Woodbridge, 17’ 6”; triple jump- 3. Short, Woodbridge, 37’ 4”; pole vault- 1. Davis, Woodbridge, 10’, 2. Patterson, 7’ 6”

MORNING STAR • APRIL 30 - MAY 6 , 2009


Woodbridge’s Alysha Hashman slides home safely following a wild pitch during last week’s home game against Delmar. Hashman had a pair of hits in her team’s loss. Photo by Mike McClure

Woodbridge softball team unable to rally in loss to Delmar By Mike McClure

The Delmar varsity softball team built a 7-2 lead through the first four innings of play and went on to defeat Woodbridge, 12-2, last Friday in Bridgeville. Woodbridge took the lead in the top of the first when Sam Melson singled in Grace Reardon. Alysha Hashman singled and moved up on hits by Melson and Amanda Slater before scoring on a wild pitch for a 2-0 Raider lead. Delmar answered with four runs in the top of the second to take the lead. Carlee Budd doubled in Caroline Phillips and Melanie Twilley, who each reached on a fielder’s choice, and scored on a single by Gabby Andrade. Courtesy runner Deneen Trader scored the final run of the inning on an error. The Wildcats added a pair of runs in the top of the third as Tina Lehman singled in Twilley (fielder’s choice) and Trader, who ran for Andrade following another base hit. Caroline Phillips smashed a solo home run in the fourth and the Wildcats went on to score five more runs in the final three innings for the 12-2 win. Budd allowed five hits and struck out eight while collecting three doubles at the plate. Phillips had two hits including the home run and Andrade also had a pair of hits. Hashman collected a pair of hits for Woodbridge.

The Blue Jays’ Katie Hickey makes contact with a pitch last Saturday during the varsity softball game played in Seaford. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford High varsity softball team falls to St. George’s The Seaford High School softball team lost to St. George’s Technical High School, 13-0, last Saturday. A four run third inning and a nine run fourth inning sealed the win for the visiting Hawks. The Blue Jays had few opportunities with the Hawks’ pitcher allowing only two hits. Seaford also committed four errors and the Hawks took advantage of some passed balls. Katie Hitch took the loss for Seaford.

May 22-24, 2009

Woodbridge’s Sam Melson prepares to make a catch in center field during last Friday’s game against Delmar. Melson singled and scored a run for the Raiders. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford baseball team falls to CR, 7-6, in final inning

The Seaford varsity baseball team rallied from a three run deficit only to fall to Caesar Rodney, 7-6, on a game-winning infield single in the bottom of the seventh inning last Thursday in Camden. The Blue Jays put three runs on the board in the top of the first, but the Riders answered with one in the first and five in the second for a 6-3 lead. Seaford rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh to knot the score at 6-6 before the Riders picked up the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the inning. Zach Reynolds went 2-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI; C.J. Martinez was 2-4 with a run and an RBI; Spencer Coulbourn and Jared Banning each went 1-4 with a run and an RBI; Jordan Stanley added a hit and a run; Joe Mitchell doubled; and Aaron Robinson scored a run for the Blue Jays. Reynolds went the distance on the mound for Seaford and picked up the loss. Seaford baseball team falls to Salesianum, 11-1- Zach Reynolds went 2-3 with a triple and a run in Seaford’s 11-1 non-conference loss to Salesianum last Saturday. Joe Mitchell and C.J. Martinez each had a hit for the Blue Jays.

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Seaford baseball team rallies in final inning to defeat Polytech By Lynn Schofer

The Seaford High School baseball team has had a difficult season so far. The pitching has been strong for the team, but hits and base runners have been scarce. Tuesday’s home contest against Polytech was a chance for the Blue Jays to make a turn in their season. Pitcher Joey Mitchell went seven innings allowing only two runs on six hits with eight strikeouts in th 3-2 win. “I felt strong today but also my defense is behind me. The defense keeps grinding which gives us a shot to come back,” said Mitchell Polytech took a 1-0 lead into the top of the fourth. A stolen base and a well executed bunt moved the runner to third base and with Seaford’s infield playing deep, an infield ground ball scored the second run for PolyTech. The pitchers dueled it out for the next three innings. Seaford went into the bottom of the seventh with only two hits and down Seaford’s Joey Mitchell goes to the 2-0. Jared Banning started the rally with a plate in Tuesday’s high school baseball one out hit followed by another single by game played in Seaford. The Blue Jays leading hitter Zach Reynolds. Jordan Stanley won the game in the bottom of the sevshowed patience at the plate and drew a walk enth, 3-2. Photo by Lynn Schofer that loaded the bases. Mitchell helped himself with a line drive single into center field scoring the first run of the game for Seaford. “I was just looking for anything over the plate to put into play,” Mitchell said. He added that he hit a fast ball on the inside of the plate. The bases remained loaded when senior Spencer Coulbourn hit the ball sharply enough for the game tying RBI and reached first base on an error. Ryan Shockley stepped in and was hit by a pitch creating a walk off hit batter scoring Jordan Stanley with the winning run for the Blue Jays. “This is a big win because the last three games the other teams have had walk offs. We wanted one on our home field,” said Mitchell. For Seaford, Reynolds, Stanley, Mitchell, and Aaron Robinson each had one hit, and Banning went 2-3.

Star Monday/Tuesday varsity sports scoreboard

Girls’ soccer- Delmarva Military Academy 5, Delmarva Christian 1 (Monday)- Yeiri Contreras netted a goal and Kayla McCarthy and Tempest Hall combined for 24 saves for the Royals. Delmar 4, Red Lion Christian 1Corie Elliott had two goals and an assist, Brittani Scott contributed a goal and an assist, Sam Johnson netted a goal, and Chloe Hurley dished out an assist for the Wildcats. Milford 4, Laurel 1- Elizabeth Mancini scored a goal in the loss. Indian River 5, Woodbridge 0- Megan Sirkis had five saves for the Raiders. Baseball- Red Lion Christian 16, Delmarva Christian 12 (Monday)Mike LaPointe hit a three-run home run, Adam Troyer went 3-4 with two doubles and three RBIs, and Justin Hawkes had Seaford third singles player Kim Graves two hits and three stolen bases for Del- makes a return during Monday’s home match. Graves picked up the win in her marva Christian. team’s loss to CR. Photo by Mike McClure Delmar 6, Lake Forest 1- Dylan Shupe allowed one run on five hits and doubled and David Webster hit a two-run home run for the Wildcats. Chad Porter and Kevin Trader also doubled in the win. Woodbridge 3, Smyrna 2- The Raiders’ David Walls allowed two runs on five hits and Micah Idler and C.J. Pleasants each went 2-3. Eric Willey also singled in a run. Indian River 11, Laurel 0- The Bulldogs were limited to one hit in the road loss. Girls’ lacrosse- Red Lion 23, Delmarva Christian 13 (Monday)- Sarah Betts netted four goals and Jessica Stratton and Meghan Whittington each had two goals in the loss. Sarah Bryan also recorded 12 saves for the Royals. Caesar Rodney 10, Sussex Tech 9- Maxine Fluharty scored five goals for the Ravens. Girls’ tennis- Caesar Rodney 4, Seaford 1 (Monday)- Kim Graves won third singles, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, for the Blue Jays, who fell to 6-1 in the conference with the home loss. Boys’ tennis- Caesar Rodney 3, Seaford 2 (Monday)- Spencer Noel (7-5, 3-6, 6-4) and Ethan Lee (2-6, 6-0, 6-1) picked up wins for Seaford. Golf- Smyrna 179, Laurel 202 (Monday)- Quinten Langley paced the Bulldogs with a 42 and Gaven Parker shot a 51. Sussex Tech 176, Woodbridge 244- Tim Gaskin was the medalist with a 43 and Trey Smith and Mitch Bramble each added a 44 for Tech. Colby Christopher shot a 58 for the Raiders. Caesar Rodney 162, Seaford 190- Matt Lank shot a 42 and Tyler Hughes added a 44 for Seaford. Softball- Sussex Tech 4, Cape Henlopen 0- Brooke Tull allowed no runs or hits and went 2-4 at the plate in the win. Cassidy Taylor added a pair of hits, Logan Pavlik doubled, and Melissa Trout tripled. Delmar 11, Lake Forest 0- Carlee Budd allowed three hits in five shutout innings and had two hits including a double. Shannon Wilson added three hits, Bethany Wheatley collected two hits including a double and drove in four, and Lindsay Lloyd doubled. Sts. Peter and Paul 2, Greenwood Mennonite 1- Hannah Rust allowed two runs on one hit in the loss. Polytech 15, Seaford 3- Kate Wesselhoff and Courtney Rementer each doubled and Shannon Wright had two hits and four steals for the Jays.

The Woodbridge Little League’s top sellers in its fundraiser are shown being presented with their prizes during the league’s opening day ceremony last Saturday. Shown (l to r) are: front- top seller Dylan Rust and runner-up Joshua Messick; backJose Vasquez and league president Dave Friedel. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford’s Brittney Ruark named MEAC pitcher of the week

Delaware State University junior pitcher Brittney Ruark was recently named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week (week ending 4/26). Ruark, a Seaford native who graduated from Delmar High, pitched in all three contests against Hampton this past weekend and allowed just two unearned runs in 17.1 innings including a complete-game three-hit shutout on Sunday in a game televised on ESPNU. She has allowed just one earned run in her last 27.1 innings pitched and is now 14-8 with a 1.83 ERA on the season.

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Seaford’s Abraham Cruz, right, and Tim Fields compete in the 1,600 meter run during Tuesday’s meet in Seaford. See next week’s Star for more photos and results from the local track and field meets. Photo by Mike McClure

MORNING STAR • APRIL 30 - MAY 6 , 2009


Raven Roundup- Varsity baseball team wins one of two By Mike McClure

James Hill of Laurel, had his first win of the season on Friday, April 17 at the Delmarva Motorsports Park in Seaford. Photo by Adam Board

Delaware Tech-Owens golf places second in tournament

The Delaware Technical and Community College, Owens campus, golf team placed second in a tournament in Salem, N.J., recently. Del Tech (314) finished behind Burlington County College (288) and ahead of Ocean County College (337), Camden County College (337), and Bucks County College (356). Donnie Emakodich and Nick Shedland each shot a 76 and tied for fourth place to lead the Roadrunners. Del Tech’s other scores are as follows: Travis Parker, 77; Alex Halter, 85; Jonathan Kellam, 95; and Colin Gillespie, 98.

Delmarva Christian softball tops Salisbury Christian, 1-0 Delmarva Christian’s Lynsey Lofland moved to 4-4 as she outdueled Salisbury Christian’s Sam Sekfert in a 1-0 win last Thursday. Lofland allowed three hits and one walk and struck out eight in the shutout win. Sekfert gave up a run on four hits and three walks and struck out 12.

Delmarva Christian girls’ soccer loses to Wilmington Christian The Delmarva Christian girls’ soccer team fell to Wilmington Christian, 9-0, last Friday. Tempest Hall recorded 41 saves in goal for the Royals.

Delaware Tech-Owens baseball team splits three doubleheaders

The Delaware Technical and Community College, Owens campus, baseball team split doubleheaders against Raritan Valley, County College, and Cecil Community College last week. On Friday, DelTech defeated Raritan Valley, 13-9 in the first game as Gino Wise went 3-5 with a pair of doubles and Tyler Kline homered. The Roadrunners fell, 4-0 in the second game. Delaware Tech fell to County College, 6-3, in the first game on Saturday despite David Hewitt’s home run. Mike Adams also went 3-3 with a double in the loss. The Roadrunners took game two, 18-6, as J.R. Reeser earned the win, Hewitt and John Rasberry homered, Kline went 2-4 with a double, and Eddie Stratton had two hits including a triple. DelTech defeated Cecil, 11-5, in game one on Sunday. Hewitt went 2-3 with a triple and Doug Burdsall picked up the win. The Roadrunners fell in game two, 15-5, with Kline going 2-2 with a home run.

Delmarva Christian boys’ lacrosse earns win in overtime Jeff Mohr scored the game tying goal with one second left in regulation and later scored the game winner with 35 seconds to go in the first overtime to help Delmarva Christian to a 12-11 win over Wilmington Christian last Friday. Mohr had nine goals and Tom Catalfamo added three goals to lead the Royals. James Mohr recorded 22 saves for Delmarva Christian.

Delmarva Christian girls’ lacrosse team picks up 12-5 win

The Delmarva Christian girls’ lacrosse team defeated Mount Pleasant, 12-5, last Thursday behind three goals by Sarah Betts and Jessica Stratton. Olivia Esposito added two goals and Meghan Whittington, Rebecca Bryan, Stephanie Simpson, and Lexi Shaub each had one goal in the win. Delmarva Christian goalie Sarah Bryan also had 10 saves in the victory.

Delmarva Christian baseball defeats Salisbury Christian, 4-2 The Delmarva Christian baseball team topped Salisbury Christian, 4-2, last Thursday as Adam Troyer allowed one hit in the complete game win. Casey Zitvogel and Tyler Troyer each had two hits and two RBIs as the Royals scored four runs on eight hits.

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The Sussex Tech varsity baseball team defeated Polytech and was edged by Dover, 4-3, in games last week. The Ravens scored six runs on nine hits and pitcher Zach Adkins struck out 13 in a five hit shutout last Friday. James Smith had three hits including two doubles and drove in a pair as Sussex Tech scored one run in the first and third innings and four in the seventh. The Ravens lost to Dover, 4-3, on Saturday despite two hits by Justin Allen. Seth Hastings also scored a pair of runs for Sussex Tech. Sussex Tech golf team earns seventh win- The Sussex Tech varsity golf team moved to 7-1 with a 175-213 win over Sussex Central last Thursday. Clayton Bunting was the medalist with a 39 and Herb Quick and Richard Atkins each shot a 44. Boys’, girls’ track teams pick up wins- The Sussex Tech girls’ track team lost to Dover, 88-54, and topped Sussex Central, 98-40, in last Tuesday’s meet. Cassie Galon placed first in the 100 (13.1) and 200 (27.0); Daisey Wharton came in first in the 800 (2:38); Emily Ritter won the 3,200 meter run (13:03); Paige Morris finished first in the discus (117’ 8”) and shot put (35’ 4”); and Shani Wells placed first in the high jump (4’ 8”). The boys’ team beat Sussex Central, 108-32, and fell to Dover, 80-66. Sussex Tech’s Darian Dennis placed first in the 100 (11.6); Andrew Townsend came in first in the 800 (2:00); Earl Batten won Wyatt Spellman the shot put (45’ 10”) and discus (112’ 1”); Emir LaRoya finished first in the long jump (20’ 10”) and triple jump (43’ 6”); and Wyatt Spellman placed first in the pole vault (10’). The rest of the Ravens’ results follow: girls- pole vault- 1. Haas, Sussex Tech, 7’ 3”; boys- high jump- Bell, Sussex Tech; 4X100 meter relay- 1. Sussex Tech, 45.3

Sussex Tech boys’ lacrosse holds off Delmarva Christian The Sussex Tech varsity boys’ lacrosse team defeated Delmarva Christian, 11-7, in a home contest last Thursday. The Ravens held a 4-2 lead after one period of play and had a 5-3 advantage at the half. Sussex Tech scored five unanswered goals in the third quarter, but the Royals bounced back with a 4-1 advantage in the fourth. David Fluharty netted four goals, Ben Bateman had three, Quinn Stewart scored a pair of goals, and Orlando Theiss and Drew Stewart each tallied a goal for the Ravens, who held a 23-18 edge in shots. Tom Catalfamo scored three goals, Justin Hawkes had two goals, and Mark Engle and Jeff Mohr each netted a goal for the Royals. James Mohr made 23 saves for Delmarva Christian and Sussex Tech goalie Aaron Hitchens had 18 saves.

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   MORNING STAR • APRIL 30 - MAY 6 , 2009

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STAR TEAM OF THE WEEK- Shown (l to r) is the Woodbridge varsity softball team: front- Kayla Wroten, Taylor VanVorst, Kate Mullett, Samantha Melson; middle- Tiffany Hay, Lindsey Cook, Danielle Griffin, Alysha Hashman, Nikki Walls; and back- Joie Pollite, Grace Reardon, Taylor Walls, Christine Smith, Amanda Slater, and Assistant Coach Vic Williamson. Not pictured is head coach Don Reardon.

Send your varsity, JV, middle school, or youth sports team pictures to the Star at to be a Star team of the week. Please send JPG photos and include the players’ names. Matt Jester wins No-Stop Big Block William H. Cathell Memorial

RESULTS: 25-lap NAPA Big Block Modified feature: 1. MATT JESTER; 2. Jeff Brown; 3. Jordan Watson; 4. Dale Hawkins; 5. HJ Bunting; 6. Howard O’Neal; 7. Joseph Watson; 8. George Richardson; 9. Scott Van Gorder; 10. Bobby Watkins; 11. Chad Clark; 12. Craig Ott; 13. Glenn Reed; 14. Jamie Mills; 15. John Barnett; 16. Dana Walker; 17. Donny Radd; DNS: Norman Short Jr; David Simmons. 15-Lap AC Delco Modified feature: 1. MICHAEL WHITE; 2. Tim Trimble; 3. Scott Baker; 4. Matt Hawkins; 5. Shawn Ward; 6. Herman Powell; 7. John Curtis; 8. Kyle Fuller; 9. Andy Hammond; 10. Westley Smith; 11. Harvey Toomey; 12. Ted Reynolds; 13. Brandon Blades; 14. Brad Trice; 15. Herbie Hempel; 16. Dan Reidy; 17. Danny Smack; 18. Jason Bishop; 19. Joseph Tracy; 20. Jerry Carter; 21. Scott Calhoun; 22. Bubba Sears; 23. Garrie Bostwick; 24. Mark Rowe. 10-Lap Mod Lite feature: 1. STEVE WHITE; 2. Kirk Miles Jr; 3. Brandon Dennis; 4. Alan Passwaters; 5. Sparky White; 6. Kirk Miles Sr; 7. Cody Belote; 8. Paul McGinley; 9. Ty Short; 10. Chad Passwaters; 11. Shawn Weber; 12. Kevin McKinney; 13. Trey Hicks; 14. Matt Glanden.

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RESULTS: 20-Lap Super Late Model feature: 1. DAVID PETTYJOHN; 2. Derrike Hill; 3. Ray Davis Jr; 4. Donald Lingo Jr; 5. Staci Warrington; 6. David Hill; 7. Rob Schirmer; 8. Mike Horrvatter; 9. Bob Geiger; 10. Eric Vent; 11. Rick Whaley; 12. Richard Jarvis Jr; 13. Ross Robinson; 14. Kerry King; 15. Kevin Scott Jr; 16. Barry Beauchamp; 17. Bryan Nailor. 15-Lap Crate Model feature: 1. JOE WARREN ; 2. Nick Davis; 3. Kelly Putz; 4. Matt Hill; 5. Chris Hitchens; 6. Mike Wilson; 7. Amanda Whaley; 8. G G Messick; 9. Skip Syester; 10 Brenty James; 11. Russell Dadds; 12. Jeff Swartz; 13. Michael Wilkins; 14. Buddy Shockley; 15. Roy Hassler; 16. Ryan Walls; 17. Richard Harden; 18. Randy Givens; 19. Corey Cohee; 20. Gus Economies; 21. Tyler Reed; 22. John Imler; 23. Clint Chalabala; DQ: Herb Tunis.

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Duck Stamp winners are selected On March 26, 186 entries created by students in grades K through 12 from all over the state were judged in this year’s Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Winners were unveiled April 18 during the Delaware Ducks Unlimited Greenwings Event at Owens Station in Greenwood. YuChen Li, a 15-year-old sophomore and honor student at the Cab Calloway School for the Arts and first place winner for grades 10 through 12, won best of show for her work, “Mallards on the Wind.” She has won the contest the last two years. Li’s winning entry was judged on April 22 in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. Maria Ji, 13, of Wilmington, a first place winner for grades 7 through 9, attends the Independence School in Newark and was first runner up. Emily Buck, 14, a first place winner for grades 7 through 9, attends Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville and was second runner up. Area winners include: Grades 4-6 - First place: Aaron Howard, 11, Wooden Palette Art Studio, Seaford Grades 7-9 - First place: Bryant “B.J.”

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During the month of May, Rommel’s ACE Hardware stores will spotlight Women Supporting Women and their fight against breast cancer. Donations can be made to Women Supporting Women at Rommel’s ACE Hardware stores. Employees will wear buttons stating “Please donate a dollar for WSW.” Scrolls will be placed at each location for people to sign with messages of hope. Women Supporting Women is a community served, community supported agency serving the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Its mission is to provide awareness, friendship and support for breast cancer

survivors and their family. Rommel’s ACE Hardware has invited Women Supporting Women representatives to their stores to supply information about the organization and accept donations. WSW volunteers will be available every Wednesday and Saturday in May at the following stores: Selbyville, Millsboro and Seaford; Ocean City, Salisbury and Cambridge, Md.; and Chincoteague, Va. For more information about Women Supporting Women, visit or call 410-548-7880. For more information about Rommel’s ACE stores, visit

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ALOHA! - The Polynesian Paradise Dancers entertained the crowd at Delaware Tech’s Starry Starry Night fundraiser on April 25. Photos by Daniel Richardson

FIRE DANCING - Fire knife dancing was the highlight of the evening’s entertainment.

LEI MAKING - Lynn Wajda, Del Tech Instructor, assists Ron and Sue Breeding of Seaford in making a lei.

HULA DANCING - Professional dancer Momi Lana along with her students, Roberta Johnson and Trixie Harris teach hula lessons at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

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Many attending TEA Parties ‘don’t have a clue’ I strongly believe in freedom of speech, although I think Americans rank alio go too far sometimes and stretch the intent of what our forefathers After (the Contract) had in mind, and I believe in the flopped came pro-life vs. right to assemble and vent, although I think many who vent pro-choice, which lasted don’t have a clue of the issues. a couple elections... My dad left a dictatorship country, worked various low labor jobs and traveled around the globe News were either at the rallies or promotarriving in California as an illegal with ed them on the air. $50 in his pocket and set forth to become As much as I looked I didn’t see a a free man. He never grumbled when he black person in any of the news stories. paid his taxes, he always felt it was his This added to my suspicion these rallies duty and a privilege, a small price for free- were politically motivated. According to dom. coverage in the STAR the new administraI guess that’s why I couldn’t endorse tion was compared to Castro, Hitler, Stalin the recent “Tea Parties” modeled after the and as being socialist. famous Boston Tea Party held in 1715. What would you think? I wondered The first tea party was a revolt because aloud many times during the day where of taxation by the British against the colowere these people the last 10 years when nies without representation. Now we have the other political party either controlled a government, we elect our representatives the White House, Congress or both, when and they set the taxes. record deficits, ($1.2 trillion a year) were Don’t like it? Vote out the old and rung up, contracts were given to Halliburin with the new. A handful of protestors ton for projects in Iraq with no bidding doesn’t hack it. and we were throwing away $10 billion a Although the protestors say it wasn’t month on a war we would not win. politically motivated, I intend to think othI don’t think people stop to think what erwise. While some I’m sure were sincere, tax money does. For example the small here are my reasons. rally held in Laurel was at a park paid When I read accounts of the tax protest, for by tax dollars; one of Laurel’s Town names like Mike Protack, a Republican Council members attended. Laurel has who has sought the governorship many their hand out for stimulus money for intimes, was included as a speaker along frastructure. Will that person vote against with conservative Wilmington radio host that money if received by the town? I Rick Jensen, former state Republican Sen- doubt it. ate Minority Leader Charlie Copeland, and A church had a sign in the front urging Republicans such as Newt Gingrich. participation at one of the rallies. There Then I read the tea parties were prois no one more subsidized than religious moted by FreedomWorks, a conservaorganizations who pay no property taxes tive nonprofit advocacy group based in because of their tax status which says they Washington and led by former Republican must keep their nose out of politics even House Majority Leader Dick Armey of though these Houses of God can tell a Texas and all the news anchors of FOX person when or not a person who does not



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share their beliefs cannot enter their doors or if the president of the United States can speak at their institutions. Surprisingly a poll released the same day as the “Tea Parties” stated 60% of Americans think the current income tax system is “fair.” Politics tends to recycle itself. Years back the Republican Party had the “Contract for America” when there was too much government and we the people, intelligent as we are, should control where our money is spent, not our government. After that flopped came pro-life vs. pro-choice, which lasted a couple elections. Then came the religious right which took up the abortion, gay rights issues and the two wars, each of which if you were on the other side of the Republican views you were anti-American, which led to the greatest divisiveness of the American people since the Civil War. When all failed, people’s pocketbooks dried up and reality set in; people voted overwhelmingly for change. Apparently the losers who have found themselves in the minority for the first time in a decade have not been able to adjust to their new second fiddle status and have decided

to attack the new president with the old theme; too much government, cut spending. The difference with the spending of this president is less taxes for 95% of the people, larger paychecks with less taxes taken out, investing money in projects that will create jobs, not kill Americans and taxing the 5% who have not proportionately paid their fair share of taxes. I don’t understand where the anti-tax protestors think money for the roads they ride on, the bridges they cross, schools, federal and state parks, and other government aid we receive comes from. If it costs the average citizen more money to live on each year, whether they have it or not, they should realize the cost of doing business in government goes up as well. Health care, insurance, and utilities rise each year and government has to make up that difference and we pay. That’s a fact of life. People complain about government, but I never read of any rafts leaving this country for Cuba, or anyone packing their bags to move to Russia. We must be doing something right in this country.


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RACE DAY - Kids at Frederick Douglas Elementary school check out the race cars from the Delmarva Motorsports Park in Seaford during race day, which was held at the school last Friday. Photo by Mike McClure

An East Coast Restoration coach and his son march through the Woodbridge Little League parade which took place last Saturday in Bridgeville as part of the opening day ceremonies. Photo by Mike McClure

ARBOR DAY - Jesse Savage, Bonnie Walls and Doug Jones of the town of Bridgeville plant a cherry tree in town on Arbor Day. The tree planting is part of the Tree City Plant a Tree program. The tree, stakes, mulch and other supplies were donated by Barton's. Photo by Mike McClure

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OPENING DAY - The Bridgeville Lions team makes its way to the Woodbridge Little League field in Bridgeville for the opening day ceremony. Photo by Mike McClure

The Woodbridge High School band performs the national anthem prior to the start of the Woodbridge Little League opening day ceremony. The new Bridgeville library, which is currently under construction, is shown in the background. Photo by Mike McClure



Pack 182 helps TNC with saplings

Brad Collins of Seaford watches as son Travis carefully removes a white oak sapling from its container and plants it during the ERTHNXT and Nature Conservancy tree planting on Saturday, April 18 at Milford Neck Preserve along the Delaware Bay. Scouts from Pack 182 assisted the Delaware Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) by planting 1,075 saplings. Photos by Debbie Heaton, TNC

SEAFORD ELKS ANNIVERSARY - On March 28, the Seaford Elks 2458 held their 28th Anniversary and Awards night. The Exalted Ruler Bill Buttrill presented Sara Lee Thomas with an award for Citizen of the Year. Arthur League presented Alex Thomas with a $500 Scholarship. Alex Thomas is Sara Lee Thomas’ grandson. It was a great night. Top - Exalted Ruler Bill Buttrill and Sara Lee Thomas. Above - Exalted Ruler Bill Buttrill, Alex Tomas, and Arthur League.

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Opinion Letters to the editor CHEER director outraged

On behalf of CHEER and the several thousand senior citizens we represent in Sussex County, let me tell you how absolutely outraged I am with suggestions to balance a ridiculously out of control State budget on the backs of our senior citizens and those agencies that have faithfully served them for many years. Last week I read at least six articles from legislators that want to cut Grant-InAid funding to senior centers and senior programs by as much as 15-35 percent while State government has been allowed to grow at an astronomical rate. Our budgets have been frozen for the last five years while State government has increased to an all time high. When I say frozen, I mean not one cent in additional funding for meals, transportation trips or in home services. That, in my opinion, is disgraceful that we tell the fastest growing segment of our population that they no longer matter, while State bureaucracy has grown at a rate far faster than any other segment of our society. I say enough is enough! CHEER and agencies such as ours are saving the State millions of dollars, as 50 percent of those we serve are isolated elderly who are well below the poverty level. Who do you think is going to pay for the institution to warehouse our seniors when the State fails to provide the most basic life sustaining services? CHEER and our partners have been doing more with less for many years and the State is just now realizing they need to tighten their over-inflated belt. We have balanced OUR budget with donations, volunteers and hard work. We have eliminated staff and we continue to serve our seniors. How does the State of Delaware show their appreciation, they recommend a huge cut in funding. Do our elected officials care about its elderly? I guess we will know soon enough. Arlene S. Littleton

Executive Director, CHEER

We don’t need another horse track

Someday, thanks to Al Gore and his minions, we will finally have to shut off the last gasoline powered motor vehicle. As the interest in cars and car racing begins to wither away, government will have no choice but to step up to the plate and subsidize NASCAR and anyone else that

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makes a living racing cars. All the racetracks will have to be retrofitted with casinos. And the car racers will have a valid argument, “You did it for the horse racers didn’t you?” May God bless the horse racing industry, but the mere contemplation of building another horse racing track is ludicrous. Horse racing is doing so well that Delaware Park has cut its schedule back, and the owners of Laurel and Pimlico (the home of the Preakness) have filed for bankruptcy. Melvin Joseph (a man that knew when to hold them and when to fold them) had a horse track in Georgetown that closed in the early seventies. The grandstand is still there, a monument to the downfall of horse racing. But, if it stops moving, subsidize it! The Schell brothers have been given permission by the horse racers to open a one mile track to let those 2-year-olds run. They beat their chest as if this is some huge accomplishment. Ever think of taking a second lap around the existing half mile tracks? Ask any car racers for permission to open up another track somewhere in this state and see how fast they say, “Great idea, git ‘er done!” The evolution of Del Pointe has been something to behold. First it was just the track. Then it won’t stand on its own without the slots and the legislators chime right in with, “Well it wouldn’t be fair not to give them the casino too.” To sweeten the pot it becomes an indoor water park with sports facilities, retail outlets, hotels and restaurants. But wait, none of that good stuff can be built until they get the casino up and making money. Just think, someday soon we can leave our kids, alone, half naked at the water park while we park our butts in front of the one arm bandits. The kids will yearn for the day they are old enough to graduate to the adult gambling theme park. The next time you are in a video arcade take notice of how the machines are evolv-

ing from the old skill oriented games to gambling games that are aimed directly at small children. We are training our children to become future gamblers. Next we get the carrot of turning 5% ownership over to a charity organization. I’m looking forward to seeing the list of charities that will be lining up to associate themselves with ownership in a gambling facility. Maybe the Schell’s could name the place after a charity. I can see it now, The Children’s Beach House Raceway Betting and Gambling Casino. The name falls right in with the water park theme! Of course, nowadays there are probably charities out there that have lowered their morals enough to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. And then another carrot, $20 million in prepaid gambling profits will be paid up front to the state. Wow! Blatant bribery is now done right out in public! But wait, this is all being done not for the profit of these already tremendously rich men but for the contractors that are out of work. Great! If it is not about the money then build the water park and the rest of it without the gambling (calling it “gaming” does not make it more palatable). That will keep contractors busy for quite some time and provide jobs afterward. Then we wouldn’t have the trade off of jobs versus lives ruined to gambling addictions. Unfortunately, for a lot of families, the Schell brothers are willing to let more lives be lost in the name of expansion of gambling in our state. Apparently, lives must be sacrificed for the greater good. But then it will only be the poor nobodies of this world so who cares? I for one am not fooled for a second. This is all driven by greed, materialism and the glory to be held while here on earth. And when did Stockley become Millsboro? Last time I looked it was four miles away. One of the only stretches of Route 113 where you might get a chance to set your cruise control will be lost to more stop lights. The money and, of course, then the votes are there for sports betting and it will be the same for Del Pointe. Instead of cutting our wasteful spending and getting factories to move back here from overseas the state will be supplying more bread and circuses to calm the masses. Oops, I forgot, we Americans are too special to work in a factory. The gambling jobs will be so much better. We have been overcome with an economy based on services and entertainment and that my friends, like ancient Rome, will be our downfall. And what ever happened to my legislative betting idea? I delivered it to the house committee on a silver platter. We

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could all start betting on their livelihood. Think of how much interest there would be in our governing bodies. So long to voter apathy! Guess they don’t like it when the gambling table is turned on them. Sign our petition at petition/citizensagainstsportsbetting/. And here’s another idea. Everybody start going to church again. We can turn over the responsibilities of feeding, clothing, sheltering and counseling the downtrodden to the church and soon we’ll be back in business. Repent of your sins, ask for forgiveness, put all your faith in Jesus and accept the free gift of grace the Lord has to offer you. Or just keep ignoring Him; just look how far that has gotten us. Eric Bodenweiser


WSSA World Stacking Champions

Thanks goes out to our team sponsors including Nemours Health and Prevention Services and the Laurel American Legion for helping us to raise enough funds to take two teams out to Denver, Colo., again this year for the 2009 WSSA World Stacking Championships. We brought home 22 metals and a World Record. Thanks to your support. Garrett Lydic

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Vote for Lois Hartstein

I am writing this letter to all concerned parents in the Laurel School District and to the community of Laurel. I ask that you support Lois Hartstein in the upcoming Laurel School Board Election. I believe in a public school education and in the theory that it “takes a village to raise a child.” Lois Hartstein also believes in this theory and will work with the Laurel School Board and parents of students in the Laurel School District to keep the students of Laurel in the district for their entire school career. Lois Hartstein believes that the Laurel School District has a lot to offer our students and has the potential to offer even more. We spend thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours on the education of our students by the time that they reach high school. I believe that Lois Hartstein will do everything in her power to keep our students in our schools. I urge everyone to get out and vote for Lois Hartstein in our School Board Election on Tuesday, May 12. John Trivits


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Is it time for conservatives to take cover or to take a stand?

If you’re a conservative, you might want to take cover. You are not respected by many members of the media. Some, who you thought at one time were among your ranks, have deserted you. Will others also turn and run? What if they do? I don’t think it’s time to panic or hide or change your beliefs (I’m talking to fellow conservatives now). The one characteristic that most conservatives possess is a deep feeling that their position is right. Most conservatives that I know are hard working, patriotic, willing to volunteer, to give back to their communities. While they are not looking to the government for help, sometimes they, too, need a hand up. But conservatives are resilient. They find a way to improve their lot in life and are willing to help others along the way. That’s my perception and belief of some of the characteristics of a conservative. I suppose I’m in the minority in the media for possessing such beliefs. I also believe that other viewpoints have a right to be expressed and I am willing to listen to all points of view, but I prefer that the discussion remain civil. I’ve often heard it expressed this way: “We can disagree without being disagreeable.” Sometimes, though, the discussions will turn into shouting matches. I remember another of my favorite sayings at that time: “Your viewpoint does not become more valid by talking loud.”

Final Word And, I might add, or by insulting those with whom you are having a discussion. Where is this leading? Current events have shown us that conservatives are not going to get equal treatment in the media. Take for example the hundreds of TEA Parties that were organized throughout the nation. Were those who participated respected for exercising their right to peacefully assemble? Nationally and even locally, the answer is no. Our own columnist, Frank Calio, while stating he believes in the right to assemble, said, “many who vent don’t have a clue of the issues.” He said he couldn’t “endorse the TEA Parties.” Calio mentions a much quoted poll released the day of the TEA Parties: “60% of Americans think the current income tax system is fair.” I believe many of the protestors are not so much concerned about the current state of affairs, but fear that outrageous spending policies are going to catch up with us and place more demands on all taxpayers, not just the privileged 5%, “who have not

proportionately paid their fair share of taxes,” according to Calio. I am not among the “privileged,” not even close. But I am bothered by the hugh annual deficits and the growing national debt. And, yes, I admit the debt has grown under both Republican and Democratic administrations. And so I wonder why more people aren’t protesting. Consider the reaction in Delaware if Governor Jack Markell had announced that the only way to overcome Delaware’s budget deficit was to increase spending. To his credit he has taken a tough stand to reduce spending. And he has unveiled a program that will “help small businesses survive the current economic downturn and get Delawareans back to work.” Governments at all levels (except the federal level) are looking for ways to balance their budgets. Members of Congress seem to be the only ones who have bags of money to toss around. I heard recently that the feds will spend around $300,000 for every job that is created under the “stimulus” plans. Just think how many jobs each small business could create with $300,000. If you are one who believes the federal government can solve all our problems, then you must believe this: the same folks who got us into this mess are now suddenly wise enough to get our economy back on track. Markell’s approach to solving Dela-

ware’s financial problems makes more sense than the federal plan that adds hundreds of billions to the national debt. In Laurel, around 150 concerned citizens stood out in the rain to protest federal policies. With temperatures hovering around 40, they had an excuse to remain inside and not be included in the count. They deserve some respect. Those who claim to believe in freedom of speech and in the right to assemble should be able to respect those rights regardless of who is exercising those privileges. We just might learn a little bit from each other if we respectfully listen to the other side. Bryant Richardson


Final thought

Civilization happens because we don’t leave things to other people. What’s right and good doesn’t come naturally. You have to stand up and fight for it, as if the cause depends on you, because it does. Believe that the flame of democracy will never go out as long as there’s one candle in your hand. Bill Moyers Journalist

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500 W. Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Ph: 302-629-4514 Fax: 302-536-6259

You may receive up to an $8,000 home buyer tax credit if you purchase before Dec. 1, 2009. Not a 1st-time buyer? Don’t Worry - any buyer who has not owned a principal residence during the previous 3-year period may qualify! This tax incentive does not have to be repaid; it is a “true” tax credit! Inventory of homes is high, and interest rates are as low as 4.75%. contact “cfM” to start your search for a new home and reduce your income tax liability!

22128 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Ph: 628-8500 Fax: 302-536-6280

302-629-4514 • 302-628-8500

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Ready to Move In – this completely renovated home in Laurel offers new kitchen, full bath & 2 half baths, LR, DR, & 3 BRs. $174,900 (MLS 567748)

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This one-owner home has been immaculately maintained & tenderly cared for by its meticulous owner! It has a well-groomed, landscaped lot w/ concrete driveway leading to the attached garage, a 16’x16’ rear brick patio, & 2 outbldgs. The DR features built-in cupboards & china closets. The kitchen has updated cabinetry & Corian countertop. Appliances & other extras are included with this One-Owner Home in Woodside Manor, priced at Only $162,500 (#568399)

Great in-town corner location in Seaford. 4-BR ranch has unique floorplan w/1st floor master BR, sunporch, fireplace, hardwood floors, home warranty & more! $262,500 (#568071)

Well-maintained 3-BR, 2-BA Cape Cod in Patty Cannon Estates. Park your cars in the double garage & still have plenty of storage space in the det. stg. bldgs. $229,900 (#567892)

Home & Shop in Hill-N-Dale. This 4-yr-old home features 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs, finished “bonus room,” scr. porch & garage. The separate 40’x24’ shop is insulated & has electricity & 10’ ceiling. Extras included! $282,500 (#567240)

Well-maintained brick professional building located near the hospital, most recently used as medical office. Includes 3 half-baths, 5 exam rooms, 2 offices, receptionist office, waiting rm, kitchenette & 2nd floor efficiency apt w/ 2 rooms, full bath, & stg. Plenty of parking area. Zoned Gen Business for commercial use (MLS 563206)

This 3-BR, 2-BA home w/garage in Lakeside Manor, Laurel, is a “Must See!” New plumbing & septic tank; new windows, siding & roof; new kit. flooring, appliances, & paint; 2 new bathrooms; fenced back yard & deck, plus much more! $189,900 (#564100)

Beautiful clinker brick Cape Cod on large lot w/mature trees facing the golf & country club in Seaford.LR, DR, FR, KIT, 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs, & double garage. New kit, new windows & guttering, fresh interior paint, & much more! $284,500 (MLS 561583)

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With over 2,200 sq. ft. of living area, this oneowner home near Cannon (Bridgeville) offers 4 BRs, 2 BAs, & FR, plus a deck & double attached garage and more, all on a scenic lot bordered by a stream in the rear. $264,500 (#567302)

One-owner brick home in Beaver Dam Heights offers unique floorplan w/ corner fireplace in LR, DR & eat-in kit., FR w/built-ins, hardwood floors, security system, garage, homeowner’s warranty & extras! Only $179,900 (#567567)


RIVERS END – Custom agent-owned home on 6/10 acre lot offers over 3,000 sq. ft. w/ heated, cooled sunroom, 4 BRs, 3.5 BAs, formal LR & DR, FR w/fireplace and adj. kit. & eating area, & double garage. Updated features & extras included! $435,000 (#560045)

Curb Appeal! Move-In Condition! And that’s just the beginning! Located in Rivers End, this home offers 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs, FR, double garage, fireplace, C/A, security system, irrigated lawn & more! Modestly priced for a motivated buyer! $348,500 (#566939)

Newly remodeled 4-BR, 2-BA rancher in excellent condition. New kitchen and new flooring, private yard in nice neighborhood near Seaford. $5000 Seller Assistance to Buyer. Priced to sell at $174,900 (#567553)


Need More Room? Come see this large 4-BR Colonial with big kitchen on a country lot near Seaford. Needs “TLC” but is priced at just $110,000. (#565548)

If a private paradise is your dream, then don’t miss this 36-acre parcel near Laurel. The 3-BR, 2.5-BA Contemporary home w/oversized garage has been freshly painted inside & out and includes many extras! A great place for horses, or just view the wildlife attracted by the ¾-acre private pond. $689,900 (MLS 562182)

A great starter or retirement home, or purchase it for use as a rental/investment property! This bungalow with entrance porch offers 2 BRs and a corner lot outside town. Only $119,500 (MLS 561202)

Charming one-owner home on lovely landscaped lot in Bridgeville was updated with double-pane windows and new roof. Well maintained & ready to move in! A first-time homebuyer’s dream for Only $132,900 (MLS 558838)

This 3-BR bungalow in Georgetown needs some work, but the price is Only $59,900! (#565442) Well-maintained 3-BR, 1.5-BA home on beautiful corner lot west of Seaford. In addition to the 1-car att. garage, there’s a 2-car det. garage w/ workshop, plus an in-ground pool & pool shed, enclosed porch, & more! $224,900 (MLS 561683)

WHAT A DEAL! This 3-BR, 2-BA doublewide home near Bridgeville is being sold “as is,” but is priced at only $44,900 (MLS 566368)

This 3-BR Cape Cod in Seaford offers a first-floor BR, a wood-burning fireplace in the LR, separate DR, kitchen w/appliances, front scr. porch, rear ww deck, 2-car garage, & unfinished basement storage. Only $149,900 (MLS 560075)

A LOT TO OFFER FOR THE MONEY! This 4-BR, 2.5-BA home has a sunroom w/6-person hot tub, full basement, a/g pool, & beautifully landscaped, irrigated lot in North Shore Court. REDUCED to $279,000 (MLS 563049)

Large farm house in the country offers 3 BRs, plus a 2-car det. garage, all on a lg. lot wet of Seaford Near Reliance & the MD/DE border. Only $79,900 (MLS 567744)

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