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News VIVA LAS VEGAS! - The annual Nanticoke Memorial Hospital auction will feature a dinosaur egg. The auction is set for April 4. Page 10 DR. CARMEAN HONORED - Friends and Family of Dr. Carmean donated $7,500 in his honor to Delaware Hospice. Page 4 LAUREL COMMUNITY WALK - The third Annual Laurel Community Walk will be held in Laurel on April 4. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., walk starts at 9 a.m. at Laurel High School, on South Central Avenue. It is being brought to the community by the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition and the Town of Laurel. Fruit and bottled water will be provided to walkers and the first 100 get a free T-shirt. There is a free Easter Egg hunt following the walk. Up in the air - Delaware Tech’s aviation program will begin holding classes this April. Page 11 Tax Day Tea Party - Local Sussex County towns will join national protests against excessive taxation on April 15. Page 3


Baseball and softball wins - The Laurel

varsity baseball and softball teams each picked up non-conference wins against Nandua on Monday. Page 39

First win - The Delmar varsity lacrosse team,

in its second year, earned a win in the home opener against Milford last week. Page 41

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Professional bowler Pete Bryan stands in front of the former Food City building, Laurel, that he is transforming into a bowling alley. Bryan hopes that the new lanes will be open this fall. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

Laurel native plans to open bowling alley in former Food City building

By Lynn R. Parks If everything goes as Pete Bryan plans, come next fall, Laurel will have its own bowling alley. The Laurel native and professional bowler has purchased the former Food City building on South Central Avenue and started

renovations of the 18,000-square foot building in January. He hopes that the Bryan Bowling Center will open in late August, in time for the traditional start of area bowling leagues. The new bowling alley will have 14 10-pin lanes and in a separate

room two shorter lanes for duckpinstyle bowling. It will also have a snack bar, a game room stocked with video games and a pro shop. In addition, Bryan plans to apply for a license to serve beer and wine.

The Town of Laurel held its General Municipal Election on Thursday, March 26. The only contest held was for the seat of Mayor, between Joshua S. Duryea and incumbent John Shwed. There were a total of 146 votes cast, with the results being Joshua S. Duryea – 20 votes; incumbent John Shwed – 126. Incumbent Mayor Shwed will be

sworn in for his fourth term of Mayor at the Mayor and Council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, April 6, at the Mayor and Council chambers, located at 201 Mechanic St., Laurel. The term of Mayor is a two-year term. The following uncontested candidates are: Robin Fisher, Councilwoman Ward Two; William Trujillo,

Councilman Ward Three; and H. Donovan Phillips, Jr. Councilman At Large. Trujillo will be sworn in for his second term, and Incumbent Councilman Phillips will be sworn in for his second term. Councilpersons Fisher, Trujillo and Phillips will also be sworn in April 6. The term of Councilperson is a four-year-term.

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Town of Laurel General Municipal Elections results

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A taxpayer revolution is brewing. Protests against out-of-control government spending are being planned on Wednesday, April 15, in 1,000 cities across the nation, including Laurel, Georgetown, Hockessin and Newark. In reference to the Boston Tea Party of 1773, grassroots taxpayers who believe they have been “Taxed Enough Already” are calling their rallies “tea parties.” Chris Shirey, a respiratory therapist who is planning the tea party at Janosik Park by the Mill Dam in Laurel, stressed, “We’re not throwing tea in the river. We’re not going to throw anything into the river.” She urges participants to make their own signs, to speak their own voices, but to be positive rather than anti-anything. “Repeal the pork. Cut the taxes,” are examples she used. “Everybody is really up in arms, concerned about what is going on, not just conservatives. It’s very scary,” Shirey said. There are at least two groups helping organize the protests. Shirey is connected with the Tax Day Tea Party, a collaborative effort of Smart Girl Politics, the DontGo Movement, American Solutions for Winning the Future, Americans for Limited Government and other online groups or coalitions. Smart Girl Politics is trying to have someone at each of the tea parties for voter registration. Spokesperson Juliana Johnson said their group has a two-fold goal. “One is to make legislators realize that we are upset about this and that we will not sit in silence. The second is to build a coalition of people together since the Republican National Committee has not been doing so.” To learn more about the effort, visit According to the website, the tea party protests began earlier this year when a CNBC editor ranted against “the bankrupt liberal agenda of the White House Administration and Congress” and called for a protest by advocates of the free-market system. The American Family Association is promoting a similar effort, saying, “Our country faces a grave danger. Our elected officials in Washington are leading us down an unwise path. We need to act now...” AFA Founder Don Wildmon said, “We cannot spend our way out of debt, and we find it immoral to pile debt on our great-grandchildren.” On this group’s website, www.TeaPartyDay. com, participants are urged to bring cell phones to call Congress and the president during the rally. The site notes that the national debt now exceeds $11 trillion, and that each citizen’s share of that debt is more than $36,000. Shirey noted that the tea party on The Circle in Georgetown would start at noon, with pork sandwiches being served. From there, the party will move to Janosik Park in Laurel, at 4 p.m. Also in the process, Shirey said, is a rally at Legislative Mall in Dover and perhaps at Rodney Square in Wilmington. Shirey is going a step further and asking everyone who comes to bring non-perishable food for the Laurel Food Closet at Centenary United Methodist Church where provisions were cleaned out in two hours on the last distribution day. “We want to prove that we the people can take care of ourselves better than the government can,” Shirey said. “Don’t just bring a can, bring a box. Your neighbor needs it.” All donations will stay in the community, she said. Shirey is enlisting volunteers on Facebook — search for “Delaware Tax Day Tea Party.” Or RSVP by email to DelawareTaxTeaParty@


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Susan Carmean presents Delaware Hospice’s Manny Arencibia, vice president of development, with a generous donation of $7,500 for the capital campaign in honor of Dr. Bob and Judy Carmean, from family members, friends, Dr. Bob’s patients and a matching donation from the Herrmann-Freeman Fund.

Donation will honor Dr. Carmean Delaware Hospice gratefully received a donation of $7,500 in honor of “Dr. Bob and Judy Carmean� from family members, friends, and Dr. Bob’s patients, with a matching donation from the HerrmannFreeman Fund. This generous gift will be directed to the capital campaign for the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, and, specifically, to the purchase of a memorial bench and landscaping of the Center’s gardens. Susan Carmean presented the check and thanked Delaware Hospice for the care they provided. She said, “We could have

done a number of things with the donations, but wanted to give back to Delaware Hospice in recognition of the wonderful care my father received.� Dr. Bob Carmean was a dentist in Laurel. Susan added, “My father was an outdoorsman and my mother was a gardener, so we feel that this is an appropriate way to honor them.� The Delaware Hospice Center has become a home-away-from-home for patients who benefit from a higher level of specialized hospice care.

Bowling Alley coming to Laurel Continued from page one

Total cost, including the automated AMF lanes, is $1.7 million, “a big debt,� Bryan said. But he is optimistic that the bowling alley will prove to be a popular attraction — so optimistic that he has given up his construction company, Midway Builders and Siding, to build and operate the bowling alley. His wife, LeeEllen, and three sons Chris, Bryce and Scott, all of Laurel, are joining him in the venture. In fact, Bryan was so confident in the success of his venture, and that the bank through which he applied for financing, County Bank, would support him, that

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he started renovations on the old grocery store months before final approval of his bank loan. By the time that County Bank gave him the final nod last week, he had already put about $60,000 into the project. Bryan’s will be the only bowling alley in a substantial area: The nearest bowling alleys are in Seaford, Millsboro and Fruitland, Md. Several residents of Salisbury, Md., have already talked to him about participating in league play, Bryan said. And in these recessionary times, “bowling is cheap entertainment,� Bryan said. He expects that bowling a game in his lanes will cost between $3.75 and $4.25.




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MORNING STAR • APRIL 2 - 8, 2009 Bryan hopes to be able to host regional Professional Bowlers Association weekend tournaments. He has already been in contact with bowlers who can coach participants in the alley’s youth league, which he said will be for children as young as 5. He also plans to have weekly teen nights featuring lightsout bowling with glow-in-the-dark pins,

as well as late-night bowling for adults only. Bryan, who joined the Professional Bowlers Association in 1988 at the age of 32 after rolling to a 200 average two years in a row, said that the design of his bowling alley takes the best of the hundreds of alleys in which he has bowled. “The design is based on what I’ve seen, but I wanted something a little bit differ-

ent too,” he said. Instead of a drop ceiling similar to what most alleys have, this one will have a cathedral ceiling from the front door back to where the lanes start. “It will be more open than most lanes,” he said. Bryan, a 1974 graduate of Laurel High School, first bowled when he was 20. “I immediately fell in love with it,” he said. He averages between 211 and 226 a game.

PAGE 5 While planning the opening of the Bryan Bowling Center has taken so much time that he hasn’t been able to bowl as much as he used to, he hopes that after the lanes open, he can get back to competing. “This is something I have always wanted to do,” he said. “It’s nerve-wracking, but it’s exciting too.”

Tingle was speaker at the Laurel Chamber’s March 26 meeting By Pat Murphy The Laurel Chamber of Commerce held a 7:30 a.m. coffee meeting on Thursday, March 26, at the Chamber of Commerce office on Market Street. Melinda Tingle, a 1975 Laurel graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and the Financial Advisor of the Laurel branch of Edward Jones was the speaker. Tingle told her success story to the chamber members. Starting with an accounting job at Perdue and eight years at 2nd National Salisbury Savings Bank. Tingle said, “I wanted to start my own business, but was scared to death. I was born here and grew up here, and felt I could make a difference in my business and community.” Tingle started seeking information, which led her to discuss her ideas with the Edward Jones branch in Salisbury and after that she did six months of research and soul searching on what she wanted to do. “I liked the idea of owning my own business and being self employed,” said Tingle. The down side was that Tingle had no place for an office and for the first time in her life she faced a “no sales – no pay” situation. Her question, “Can I build a suc-

cessful business in my home town?” was answered by her many friends she talked to about it. All of them told her to “go for it.” After passing her exams she got on the streets as she called it and met more than 400 people in an eight-week period. People would ask her “Why are you standing at my door?” The question was answered as Tingle earned her office in a short four-month period. Tingle felt she could have been as successful in Seaford, but “this is the place I wanted to be,” explained Tingle. Starting with an upstairs office at Laurel Realty in 2000, she soon found her new office in the newly built Laureltowne in 2001. Tingle now serves more than 800 clients and $75 million in investments. “I have great clients, schedule flexibility, volunteer time and I am able to spend time with my husband and kids.” Tingle added proudly, she has been numbered #1 in the company twice and finished second this past year, in all of Edward Jones. Chamber of Commerce president Don Dykes commended Tingle on her achievements, and added, “This is Laurel and you can make it.”In other Chamber busi-

ness, Dykes told the audience that Allison Cherry of Avery Hall will be the speaker at Administrative Professionals Day meeting on April 22, at 7:30 a.m., at the Georgia House. Fourth of July meetings will begin on the first Monday in April. The next general membership meeting is April 30, at the Chamber Office at 7:30 a.m. Dykes said there is also a Strawberry Festival and a town “Pride in Bloom event in May. The opening where the building was torn down next to the Chamber office will soon get a facelift as they are going to fill it and plant grass in the area. Doreen Albert of Nemours Health and Prevention asked members to join them on the Community Walk on April 4, 2009. Bill Yoast of “Remember the Titans” movie is a special guest for the event. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at the High School at 9 a.m., with free T-shirts for the first 100 walkers. Albert said that Laurel has finished behind both Seaford and Bridgeville in the number of participants the last two years. Bob Wheatley of Whayland Const. was introduced as a new board member of the chamber.

Brent Boyce, a Laurel electrician, is given an award by Chamber president Don Dykes for his many years helping with the electricity at the July 4th event. Photo by Pat Murphy.

Brent Boyce, a long-time Laurel electrician, was given an award for his many years of dedication to the chamber’s 4th of July event.


MORNING STAR • APRIL 2 - 8, 2009

Business Trinity Transport CEO to speak Trinity Transport Inc. is a growing leader in the transportation industry. President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Banning will speak to Salisbury University students and the community about its success at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. His talk “The Narrow Path: Leading the Trinity Way” is this semester’s Executive Leadership Series Lecture, sponsored by SU’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business. Based in Seaford, Trinity was founded in 1973 by Banning’s parents and he assumed leadership of the business in 1993. Since then, the company has grown to more than 50 offices throughout the United States and Canada with over 200 team members nationwide. For the past two years, Inc. magazine has ranked Trinity one of the nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing businesses. For six years, Transport Topics has named it one

of the top 20 freight brokers in the country. The Wilmington News Journal rates it Delaware’s No. 1 medium-sized business. Trinity’s family-friendly, team-oriented business philosophy has also garnered recognition. The Great Places to Work Institute voted it one of the “Best Companies to Work for in America,” while the Delaware Chamber of Commerce designated it a “Super Star Employer of the Year.” Trinity was also named “Broker of the Year” by the National Association of Small Trucking Companies. In 2005, Trinity executives, managers and team members formed the Trinity Foundation to support the local community. The Foundation established two $10,000 scholarships for Perdue School students, who also intern for the company. The lecture is free and the public is invited. For more information, call 410-5436030 or visit

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Rommel’s ACE Hardware is now carrying Toro and STIHL products. From zero-turn riding mowers and walk power mowers to water-saving irrigation systems, handheld trimmers and blowers — Toro products are loaded with innovative features to make the homeowner or landscaper’s life easier. STIHL Inc. manufactures the world’s largest selling brand of chain saws and cut-off machines, produces a full line of powerful, lightweight, and versatile handheld outdoor power equipment for homeowners and professional users. “We have a knowledgeable staff ready to serve customers with their outdoor equipment needs. We offer warranties and repairs at many of our stores,” said Dick Livingston, vice president of Rommel Holdings, based in Fruitland, Md. For more information, visit

A voluntary certification program is available for small scale growers in Delaware, that do not sell wholesale, sell only locally to farm stands, or direct market (farmers markets, u-pick, on-farm sales) to understand and implement GAPs/GHPs. This 3-hour session will fulfill the voluntary certification training requirements. Training will be held at the Elbert N. & Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown on Thursday, April 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Dinner will be provided. To register, call Kim Lewis at 8562585, ext. 542 or email kimlewis@udel. edu by March 31.

LEVIN GREETS GRADUATES - Department of Economic Development Secretary Alan Levin (right), recently visited the new Christina Crossings ShopRite in Wilmington to recognize the success of Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County’s cashier training program. Conducted in partnership with the Kenny Family ShopRites of Delaware and the Wakefern Food Group, the four-week career development program conducted at Goodwill’s stateof-the-art cashier training center in Wilmington, provides participants with cashier and customer service skills and guaranteed job placement services. Sharing a moment with Secretary Levin are training program graduates Abeni Keys (center) and Sherona Harris (left). To date, Kenny Family ShopRite has hired nearly 250 graduates of the Goodwill training program to work at their stores in Stanton, Newark and Wilmington.

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PAGE 8 & Country Club, Vice President Kathy Farnell presented awards to Fran Ruark as Top Selling Agent and to Bev Blades as Top Listing Agent for the year. Fran joined CFM in 1981 and Bev has been with the company since 1987. Both are consistent Top Producers. Realtors Fran Ruark and Randy Hill were the firm’s Top Producers for February. Fran ranked first in property listings and Randy was the Top Selling Agent for the month.

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MORNING STAR • APRIL 2 - 8, 2009


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Ocean Atlantic held a public information seminar on Wednesday, April 1 to discuss the proposed Del Pointe Resort and Racino that will be located north of the Town of Millsboro on Route 113. For more information, contact Wendy Baker at 227-3573 or


Lee Farris has joined the real estate sales team at Remax Eastern Shore. After two years of administrative and marketing duties with the firm, Farris recently earned the title of licensed realtor. He is now a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Delaware Association of Realtors (DAR) and the Sussex County Association of RealFarris tors (SCAOR). A lifelong resident of the Seaford area, Lee resides in Blades with his wife Bonnie and son Isaiah. He can be reached at 302-258-5467.

Two named to Executive Club Remax Eastern Shore announces the inclusion of Lee Johnson and Nancy Price as members of Remax International’s Executive Club for their outstanding sales performance during 2008. Lee Johnson is an associate broker at Remax Eastern

Shore and a prior inductee into the prestigious President’s Club and 100 Percent Club during his eight-year tenure. He has earned many Top Producer awards. Nancy Price, a first-time Remax International award Price winner, has excelled since joining the team in 2007.


Tidewater expands facility

Tidewater Physical Therapy, which has been serving Delmarva since 1984, is expanding their Ocean View facility. The Whayland Company, Inc., located in Delmar, will handle the construction. The project will be complete in July.

Huston awarded SRA designation

Stephen R. Huston, Huston Appraisal Co., Seaford, has been awarded the SRA designation for appraisers involved in the valuation and analysis of residential real estate by the Appraisal Institute. SRA appraisers have an advanced level of expertise and experience in the valuation of single-family homes, townhouses and resHuston idential income properties of up to and including four units. The SRA designation is earned upon the completion of a graduate-level curriculum, which includes a written demonstration appraisal report or alternative and attaining 3,000 hours of qualifying experience requirements.    Huston specializes in litigation support and currently serves as chair of the Delaware Council on Real Estate Appraisers, the professional regulatory board for the State of Delaware.

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Mark Collins wins national contest Mark Collins of Laurel was recently honored by DEKALB Corn at the 2009 Commodity Classic for his first-place state finish in the 2008 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). Collins, who farms with DMC Farms Inc., was awarded first place statewide in the Irrigated category with DEKALB DKC63-42 brand. This product also earned him third place statewide in the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated category. Monsanto Company, a leading global

provider of agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality, awarded Collins a trip for two to the recent 2009 Commodity Classic in Grapevine, Texas, and a commemorative plaque. At the Commodity Classic, Collins had the opportunity to speak with agribusiness leaders, learn from industry experts and network with other successful farmers from around the country. Collins has been farming for 30 years and competing in corn yield contests for several years. He raises corn, soybeans, wheat and watermelons.

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MORNING STAR • APRIL 2 - 8, 2009


Del Tech honors Sussex County women at celebration Cynthia F. Parker, AuD and Waveline T. Starnes, Ed.D. were honored for their achievements at the 2009 Women’s Day Celebration on March 4 at The Clubhouse at Baywood in Long Neck. The event, which was presented by Delaware Technical & Community College and the Owens Campus Alumni Association, highlights the achievements of exemplary women and benefits the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Honorary co-chairs were The Honorable Ruth Ann Minner, former governor of Delaware, and The Honorable Harriet Smith Windsor, former Delaware Secretary of State. Both esteemed women have given their personal and professional support to this event for many years. Cynthia (Cynde) Parker, AuD, a Seaford resident, was the first audiologist in Sussex County and in Delaware to begin an audiology practice. Daring to practice in a male-dominated profession, she opened her private practice, Seaford Audiology, in 1990. Five years later, she expanded her practice, opening a second location in Long Neck. Community service is a priority for Dr. Parker and she was the first audiologist in Delaware to offer free hearing screenings to pre-school children. Dr. Parker was honored with the 2004


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Exceptional Customer Service Award by the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce as testimony to her success and commitment to her patients. Waveline (Wave) T. Starnes, Ed.D. is a retired educator, living in Rehoboth Beach. She dedicated her professional life to education, with notable focus on children who are gifted or have special needs. Dr. Starnes served as the director of the Division of Enriched and Innovative Instruction in Montgomery County, Md. for 17 years. After moving to Delaware in 2001, she became a court appointed special advocate (CASA) representing foster children and has testified for the need for foster care reform. Among her many volunteer activities, Dr. Starnes serves as president of the Cape Henlopen Food Basket and is a member of the advisory committee for the West Rehoboth youth program and writer of its grants. The 2009 Alumni Legacy Scholarship was funded by Dr. Patricia Susan Slaughter in memory of her mother, Grace Green Slaughter, and her aunt, Emma Green Sibisiky. Underwriters for the event were Sussex County Council and Dr. Slaughter; table sponsors were Delaware Electric Cooperative and Wilmington University.

The recent Women’s Day Celebration honored Sussex County residents Cynthia Parker, AuD and Waveline T. Starnes. Enjoying the evening’s festivities were, from left, honorees Dr. Parker and Dr. Starnes; Kevin Burdette, president of the Owens Campus Alumni Association; Dr. Ileana Smith, Delaware Tech vice president and campus director; and Dr. Patricia Slaughter, event underwriter and sponsor of the 2009 Alumni Legacy Sponsor.

Red Cross assists area family

Volunteers with the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula met with a Greenwood family of six after their Friendship Lane home was damaged by fire on March 22. The Red Cross provided food, clothing and stor-

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Annual Nanticoke Auction to include dinosaur egg Nanticoke Health Services will hold their Annual Dinner/Auction on Saturday, April 4 at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. With the theme of “Viva Las Vegas,� donations are rolling in to make this year’s auction a winning night for the hospital and the community. Ms. Ruth Ellen Miller from Nouvir Research of Seaford has donated a Stegosaurus dinosaur egg from the Jurassic period. This prehistoric Stegosaurus egg is over 135 million years old and was collected from the Henan Provenance of China. It is of good quality, has a white shell, and is in its complete stage of development. Through the advanced technology of Nanticoke Memorial’s 64-Slice CT scanner the interior of the egg was viewable. “It is amazing that through the technology that is available at the hospital we were able to view an egg over 165 million years old. This same technology is used to view inside of a patient’s heart,� says Missy Babinski, Radiology director at the hospital. “The images and results are incredible.� Some of the other items up for auction include a 5-digit Delaware license plate, a registered puppy, BMW pedal car, week’s condo hotel stay in Daytona Beach, area rugs, massage packages, a treadmill, collectibles, a wardrobe party package, dining gift certificates, resort getaways and exquisite jewelry. Winnings from the evening will be used to benefit Women’s Health/Digital

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

Laurel clean up week The pictured Stegosaurus dinosaur egg, which is over 135 million years old, is being auctioned off at Nanticoke Memorial’s April 4 Dinner/Auction.

Mammography Services at Nanticoke Memorial. Last year’s annual auction event drew a record crowd and raised over $94,000. Presenting sponsor for the April 4th Nanticoke Dinner/Auction is Delaware National Bank, and the Community Partner is Nemours Health and Prevention Services. Tickets are available for $75 per person. Sponsorship packages are available. For more information, call the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2404.

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The Town of Laurel will be holding a cleanup week for town residents, beginning on Monday, April 20, until Saturday, April 25. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Residents will be required to bring their garbage, waste, etc. to the dumpster locations and are responsible for unloading their waste into the dumpsters. Items that will not be collected are: Hazardous materials, fuel, gas, oil, paint, computers. Town staff will be available to assist those who need assistance. The dumpsters will be located across from town hall in the municipal parking lot, located on Poplar Street. In order to dump the waste, residents are required to bring a picture ID and Utility Bill showing their registered address.

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Aviation program gets off the ground at Del Tech By Lynn R. Parks Even before the aviation maintenance program at Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown is off the ground, it has a waiting list of students. Program chairman Barry Weiss, Delmar, told people gathered Monday for a dedication of the program’s new facility at the Sussex County Airpark near Georgetown that 42 students have signed up for the program’s classes, which are set to start April 20. The program can accommodate only 24 students, Weiss said. “Already we have plans to expand,” he said. The two-year program teaches airframe maintenance, or maintenance of most of the parts of an aircraft excluding the engine. The airframe includes the craft’s structure, hydraulics, cabin control, communications and electrical systems, deicing mechanism and landing gear. “These are the people who will make sure that a plane lasts the 40, 50, even 60 years that it can last,” said Sen. Tom Carper, a former Air Force pilot. “They are a critical part of the aviation business.” Within a couple of years, the college hopes to add engine (or “power plant”) maintenance to the program. It also plans to add evening courses, Weiss said. The dedication was held in the 10,000-square foot Aviation Maintenance Education Center, a former hangar at the airpark that was purchased and renovated for the program by Sussex County at a cost of $1.2 million. An additional $1.2 mil-

lion in federal grant money was spent on equipment for the program, including 12 simulators, five airplanes and fully-stocked individual toolboxes for the students. Each toolbox has 169 items in it, Weiss said, and the students will sign contracts taking responsibility for the contents. “This is an example of what we can do if we just get the money,” Sen. Ted Kaufman told the crowd. “The cooperation we need is already here. “This is the Delaware way of putting things together,” he added. The program is a direct result of the demands of the workforce, said Del Tech president Orlando George. PATS, a 500-employee airplane retrofitting company based at the airpark, was concerned that it wasn’t able to find skilled workers, added county administrator Dave Baker. In the fall of 2006, PATS was “contracting out for a major portion of their work, and was seriously considering moving to another location” because of the untrained labor pool in the area, Baker said. The program evolved through a partnership of PATS, the college, the county and Delaware’s congressional delegation, said George. “This shows the power of collaboration,” George added. “Good things result when people are committed to working together.” Instructor Ed Phillips, Seaford, is one of the instructors in the program. He said that instructors will use the simulators to teach students to troubleshoot and find problems.

Ed Phillips, Seaford, is an instructor in the new aviation maintenance program at Del Tech in Georgetown. He shows off one of the 12 simulators that students will learn on. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

Students will also work on the airplanes but will not take them off the ground. “They will start them up, taxi along the runway and use the radio,” he said. But through their purchase agreements, “the planes are permanently grounded.” Phillips, author of several books about airplanes and a former writer for Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine, said that a degree through the technology program could lead students to further education for additional FAA ratings. Graduates could also receive additional

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MORNING STAR • april 2 - 8, 2009

Police Journal

Blake sentenced to life

The Delaware Department of Justice announces that Andre Blake, 28, of Dover, has been sentenced by Judge Robert B. Young to prison for his natural life, followed by 45 years incarceration and two years of intensive probation. The sentence follows Blake’s Jan. 26, 2009 conviction in Kent County Superior Court of first degree murder, attempted murder, eight counts of first degree reckless endangering and 10 counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. On Sept. 1, 2007 in the area of North New Street in Dover, Andre Blake’s girlfriend was involved in a physical altercation with a group of young women. After the altercation ended, witnesses heard Blake threaten the group with physical harm. One of the women involved in the altercation walked away from the incident and was speaking to occupants of a vehicle stopped on the side of North New Street. During that conversation, Blake began firing a 9 mm handgun in the direction of the woman. One of the bullets entered the vehicle and killed a 16-year-old passenger. Blake was arrested on Sept. 1, 2007 by Dover Police.

Marijuana seized from motel

Delaware State Police have arrested two people after they executed a drug related search warrant at the Econo Lodge on Coastal Hwy in Rehoboth Beach on Tuesday, March 24, at 8:15 p.m. Members of the O’Connor Sussex County Drug Unit, assisted by troopers from the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) and Sussex Governor’s Task Force (GTF), conducted the search warrant in connection with a twomonth undercover investigation into Hynson the distribution of marijuana. The search warrant was executed in room #308 and, once inside, troopers encountered Katie R. Hynson and John P. O’Connor. Both subjects were taken into custody and a subsequent search yielded two separate bags of marijuana. One weighed 458 grams and the other weighed 461 grams. John P. O’Connor, 29, of Lewes and Katie R. Hynson, 23, of Rehoboth were arrested for possession with intent to deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substances, second degree conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia.

O’Connor was incarcerated at Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $6,000 cash bail. Hynson was incarcerated at SCI in lieu of $3,000 secured bail.

Temporary wiring causes house fire The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a dwelling fire that occurred on Sunday, March 22 at 10:47 a.m. on the 500 block of King Street in Seaford. The Seaford Fire Department responded to the scene and was assisted by the Laurel, Bridgeville, Blades and Georgetown Fire Departments. No injuries were reported. Damages have been estimated at approximately $125,000. State Fire Marshal investigators have determined that the fire originated in the living room and was caused by an electrical malfunction of temporary wiring in the house undergoing renovations.

Robbery suspect arrested

On Wednesday afternoon, March 25, troopers were called to a home along the 37000 block of Bearhole Road in Selbyville for a reported robbery/burglary. Investigators learned that a 50-year-old victim came home Tingle and was confronted by an unknown male when he entered his residence. The suspect approached the victim and kneed him in the groin area, causing the victim to fall to the floor. The suspect punched the victim and then fled the home in an unknown direction. The homeowner called 911 and waited for a police response. An inventory of the home revealed the suspect had stolen jewelry. Investigative developments led to a possible suspect, William J. Tingle II, 20, of Selbyville. Tingle was identified through a photo line-up. On March 26, troopers located William Tingle at his residence on Johnson Road in Selbyville. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 4 for processing. Tingle was charged with first degree robbery (felony), second degree burglary (felony) and criminal mischief (misdemeanor). He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $36,000 cash bail.

Bridgeville shooting suspect

Delaware State Police have arrested a 30-year-old New Castle man for the shooting in Bridgeville on March 17 that left a homeowner grazed by a bullet. The homeowner, a 32-year-old female and a 13-year-old female were in the home when two armed men forced entry claiming they were the police. Several shots were fired between the homeowner and the suspects. Detectives were contacted by investigators from Wilmington Police Department on the date of the shooting and informed

they were investigating a shooting of Michael Rodriguez, 30, of New Castle. Rodriguez was dropped off at Christiana Hospital on the 18th suffering from gunshot wound in the abdomen that he told police occurred in Wilmington. Investigators contacted a female friend of Rodriguez who advised police she picked him up in Harrington and drove him to Christiana Hospital. Rodriguez Wilmington Police recovered the projectile that was lodged in Rodriguez’s abdomen and secured it as ballistic evidence. That projectile was later compared to projectiles recovered from the crime scene by DSP investigators. The DSP Forensic Firearms Service’s Unit, utilizing the Integrated Ballistics Information System (IBIS), was able to match the seized evidence and determine both projectiles came from the 30-year-old victim’s gun as he shot at the suspects in self-defense. This forensic evidence linked Rodriguez to the crime. On Wednesday, March 25, at 10:30 a.m., probation and parole officers responded to Rodriguez’s residence and arrested him without incident. He was turned over to DSP investigators and charged with first degree attempted murder, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, first degree burglary, second degree assault, possession of a deadly weapon by person prohibited, two counts of first degree reckless endangering and first degree conspiracy. Rodgriguez was incarcerated at the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of a $109,000 secured bail. Delaware State Police are still seeking the identity of the second suspect. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact investigators at State Polilce Troop 4 at 302-856-5850 ext. 206 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or

Truck damaged by fire

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a structure fire that occurred on Tuesday, March 24, at 10:26 p.m. in the 9000 unit of Nanticoke Business Park in Greenwood. The Greenwood Fire Department responded to the scene and was assisted by the Farmington and Bridgeville fire departments. Firefighters discovered smoke was coming from a vehicle fire inside the building. No injuries were reported. Fire damage was limited to the cab of a truck and has been estimated at approximately $500. State Fire Marshal investigators have determined that the fire originated inside a structure housing the truck and was caused by sparks from a torch being used to cut up the vehicle thus igniting available combustibles.

Police vehicle is stolen

Delaware State Police are investigating a trooper involved shooting which occurred on Sunday, March 29, at 3:30 p.m. at Savannah Circle. A Delaware State trooper was conducting a follow-up investigation into resiAustin dential burglaries in the Lewes area. This investigation resulted after John C. Austin, 18, of East Atlantic Apartments, Lewes, was arrested on Sunday morning for his involvement in a domestic related assault.   Shortly before 3:30 p.m., a detective drove Austin to the development of Savannah Place on Donovan’s Road to identify homes that were recently burglarized.  While in the area, the trooper was out of his vehicle talking to a resident when the defendant slid across the front seat into the driver’s side of the vehicle and attempted to flee from the trooper, striking the resident with the vehicle. The trooper, in an attempt to stop the defendant, drew his divisionally issued firearm and fired several rounds at the vehicle in an attempt to disable the vehicle. The defendant fled the area while the trooper attended to the injured resident who was later treated at Beebe Medical Center for non life threatening injuries. Troopers from the Delaware State Police as well as officers from surrounding police jurisdictions saturated the area conducting a search for Austin and the vehicle.   Within a short time, the police vehicle was located abandoned in the rear of Hawkseye Point neighborhood.   Austin was eventually located at a residence in the unit block of Spinning Wheel Drive, within Colonial East Mobile Home Park, Lewes. Troopers located Austin hiding in a rear bedroom where he was taken into custody.   Austin was charged with the following offenses: one count of carjacking (felony); one count of first degree assault (felony); one count of second degree burglary (felony); one count of possession of a weapon during a felony; one count of resisting arrest (felony); two counts of criminal mischief (felony); one count of third degree escape (misdemeanor); one count of resisting arrest (misdemeanor); and one count of theft under $1,000 (misdemeanor). Detectives said they were also able to link Austin to two Lewes area burglaries and arrested him for two counts of third degree burglary, two counts of theft and two counts of criminal mischief.  He has been remanded to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of bond. The trooper involved in this incident has been placed on administrative duty per divisional policy.  

MORNING STAR • APRIL 2 - 8, 2009


SIDE STREET STRUTTERS RETURN - The Side Street Strutters return to the Seaford Community Concert series by popular demand at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 3 at the Seaford High School auditorium. The group captures the excitement and spontaneity of America’s greatest musical heritage - jazz. With colorful costumes, tap dancing, novelty numbers and rare instrument features, it’s no wonder the Side Street Strutters are still going strong after 25 years. They have been entertaining daily at Disneyland for the past 12 years. Admission is by membership only.

Delaware Blue Knights Chapter I are raising funds for The Special Olympics through their “Ride to the Tide” motorcycle ride on Sunday, April 19. For more information call 302-381-1720; or email Pictured are front Bill Bennett of Seaford Harley Davidson, Larry Williams, program director, Bill Pruitt; back, Peter Brennan, Brian Gessner and Sam Wilson of the Blue Knights Chapter 1. Photo by Pat Murphy.

Ride to the Tide set for April 19 On Sunday, April 19, hundreds of motorcyclists will travel to Lewes, either from Newark or Seaford, as part of a policeescorted motorcycle ride, Ride to the Tide, to benefit Special Olympics Delaware. This thirdannual event — sponsored by the Blue Knights Delaware Chapter One, Jake’s Seafood and WBOC — is supported by Law Enforcement for Special Olympics Delaware and has raised over $13,000 since its inception. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the event — 260 bikers and 100 passengers rode last year — for the first time there will be a second leg added, starting at the Seaford Harley Davidson. “We are very excited to host

one of the starting locations for this wonderful event,” said Bill Bennett, vice president of HarleyDavidson of Seaford. Motorcyclists will depart from Seaford Harley Davidson at 11 a.m. and enjoy a 50-mile, uninterrupted scenic ride through Sussex County on their way to Jake’s Seafood in Lewes, where they’ll unite with bikers from the north to enjoy a complimentary lunch and festivities celebrating their joint efforts. The pre-registered cost to participate in the Ride to the Tide is $20 ($15 passenger). Cost for day-of registration is $25 per biker ($20 passenger). Registration can be done online at or by calling 302-831-4653.

FICC celebrates silver anniversary

Formerly known as the Families in Crisis Conference, the FICC is celebrating its silver anniversary in Sussex County. Planning is well underway for the 2009 conference which is to be held at Delaware Technical and Community College, Carter partnership Center, Georgetown, on Friday, May 1. The conference is designed to accommodate an array of helping professionals and community members. There will be three general sessions throughout the day focusing on family, individual and community issues and health. There will also be workshops and roundtable discussions. There will be a marketplace, health screenings and a number of activities going on throughout the day. As part of the conference, the third annual Ray Lloyd Memorial Award will be awarded. Mr. Lloyd was a long-time popular Delaware Tech instructor who passed away in

2007. In the early years of the conference, Mr. Lloyd was a keynote speaker and also facilitated workshops. Mr. Lloyd was recognized by his hearty handshake and calling everyone “hon” as a term of endearment. The FICC Committee invites businesses and organizations to attend and display information about their services in the Conference Marketplace. Ample time is given for participants to tour informational displays, which conclude at 3 p.m. For more information on scholarships, registration or the conference, contact FICC planning Committee Chairperson Christel Shumate at 302-855-7890. To make a nomination for the “Ray Lloyd Memorial Award,” e-mail Dr. T.J. Mumford at or call 302856-5400. To join the conference in the Marketplace, contact Jackie Wightman at 302-857-5183.

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This year’s Radiothon raises $36,604 for kids The 11th Annual WMDT-47/ Cat Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon took place on March 19-20. On-air personalities at WMDT-47 and Cat Country encouraged listeners to donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., which has a daily operating budget of nearly $1.4 million. Delmarva residents pledged $36,604 to this year’s radiothon, bringing the 11-year total raised to almost $450,000. Those funds are part of the more than $354 million that ra-

duction director; EJ Foxx, music director; Mike Cobo, sales man-

ager; Joe Beail, general manager;

Ann McGuire, St. Jude fundrais-

ing representative; Brian K. Hall, promotions director; Dixie, asst. operations mgr.; and Dixie’s son

dio stations across the U.S. have raised in the 20 year history of the “Country Cares” program founded by singer Randy Owen of the group Alabama.

Brooks display the total amount raised from the recent radiothon

- $36,604 - to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Dr. Bruner to speak at ECS

Parents and teachers are invited to a workshop presented by Dr. Fred Bruner, Your Brain Affects...Everything You Do, Thursday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel at Epworth Christian School (ECS). The workshop is sponsored by the Differentiated Learning Program at ECS and will offer insight and strategies for helping, not only their child or student, but their entire family and school. Dr. Bruner has over 30 years experience as a Christian educator, pastor, and family therapist bringing hope and healing to hundreds of families on Delmarva. He is affiliated with the Amen Clinics ( Dr. Bruner’s work has been presented nationally on PBS with “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life,” and “Magnificent Mind At Any Age!” To attend, RSVP to the school at 302-875-4488 so that ample resources are available. Donations of $4/person or $10/family are requested.

ECS hosts Spring Carnival

Families and students in grades PreK-8 are invited to come out and enjoy the fun at ECS’ Annual Spring Carnival on Friday, April 3. Concessions begin at 5:30 p.m. with games and activities from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be a clown, facepainting, games and prizes. Admission is $1 and tickets are .50 cents/ticket or 24 tickets for $10. Epworth Christian School is located at 14511 Sycamore Road in Laurel. For more information, call ECS at 302-875-4488.

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Delaware celebrates 500th preserved farm milestone can be enrolled into the program as a District Expansion. High-quality soils, significant agricultural infrastructure, historical and environmental significance are all factors that have been considered in the selection of farms for permanent preservation. Many of these farms are contiguous to already protected land and complement the State’s open space preservation efforts by creating natural buffers between development and public open space. Landowners who place


Seaford election cancelled

The City of Seaford has cancelled it election for this year. No one filed to challenge the two incumbents. Council members Grace Peterson and William Bennett will continue in office for three more years. Peterson was first elected to the council in 1993. She announced her retirement in 2006, then was brought back to the council to fill the seat of Councilman Larry Miller, who died after being elected to his eighth term. Bennett was just named to the council to fill the seat of Mike Vincent, who left to join the Sussex County Council. Bennett was sworn in Jan. 13.

experienced a dramatic decrease in the amount of farmland. In the late 1800s we had more than one million acres of farmland -- seventy-nine percent of Delaware’s land area was farmland. In the nineties, forty-six percent of our land was farmland. Today, forty-one percent of our land is farmland, but we are still maintaining the critical land mass necessary to sustain and grow our agricultural industry thanks to our successful agricultural lands preservation program.”

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Local musician releases CD

You have seen him on Possum Point Players’ stage in Georgetown as “Jesus” in “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and as a pirate in “The Pirates of Penzance.” Represented by Tate Music Group, Oklahoma City, Okla., Willie Blake Davis has recorded an album, “Foundation Solid,” that is now available online at, and iTunes. You may also purchase a copy directly from Blake by calling 302-628-8668. The lyrics tell the story of Davis’ life. Through many frustrations, mishaps, poor choices, and learning to live in a fallen world, Willie brings his vocal talent and song writing skills together to create this CD. Davis has joined with talented musicians, Spence LeCates, lead guitarist; Z Bayne Bortoff, bassist; JR Dickerson, drummer; and Bobby Thompson, backup vocalist to form a band called Willie Blake Davis & 3 Steps Away. With a southern rock-n-roll inspired sound, the band amazes and encourage audiences each time they perform. To hear the band and view their performance schedule, visit willieblakedavis.

their lands into Agricultural Preservation Districts agree to not develop their lands for at least 10 years, devoting the land only to agriculture and related uses. In return, the owners receive tax benefits, right-to-farm protection and an opportunity to sell a preservation easement to the state which keeps the land free from development permanently. In his remarks, Secretary Ed Kee gave a historical perspective saying, “During the twentieth century, Delaware had


Gov. Jack Markell and Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee celebrated National Agriculture Week recently by announcing that the Delaware’s Aglands Preservation Program has now permanently preserved 500 farms. The program reached the 500-farm level during this year’s round of preservations. Delaware’s program has preserved the most acres of farmland per capita of any state in the country. “Delaware is fortunate to have such a strong agricultural industry, and I am committed to helping our farmers prosper,” Markell said. “Agriculture provides thousands of jobs for Delawareans and pumps billions of dollars into our economy.” Delaware’s path to 500 easements began in July 1991 when the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation was formed with the adoption of House Bill 200. Participation in the program is voluntary and has two components. First, landowners join the program by creating an Agricultural Preservation District, which contains at least 200 contiguous acres which are devoted to agricultural and related uses. Any lands less than 200 usable (and contiguous) acres within three miles of an established district

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MORNING STAR • APRIL 2 - 8, 2009

Community Bulletin Board able to the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce. No payments will be accepted at the door. No substitutions are allowed.

Equine seminar Seaford Library

• “Lights, Camera, Action!” The Seaford District Library hosts “Movie Night” on Thursday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m. • 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 the story time date. • Delaware EITC Campaign offers 2008 tax preparations on Fridays starting at 10 a.m. • Love a good murder mystery? Who is Sam Spade? Find out this and much more with your free copy of The Maltese Falcon written by Dashiell Hammett. Get your copy at the Seaford District Library while supplies last. The Seaford District Library hosts a Book Discussion on the “The Maltese Falcon” written by Dashiell Hammett on Saturday, April 18 at 1 p.m. • 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. • The Seaford District Library will be closed on April 10 and will reopen for our regular business hours on April 13. • There will be a Seaford Library Board meeting on Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. • “Lights, Camera, Action!” The Seaford District Library hosts “Movie Night” on Thursday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. For more information about library events call 629-2524.

Relay for Life yard sale

Delaware National Bank will hold a yard sale on Saturday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Seaford branch located next to Burger King on Route 13. Rain date is Saturday, April 25. We will have various items including clothes, books and toys. Items can be donated at the Seaford branch from April 6-10. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life.


The Member Services Committee of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce brings you the annual Administrative Professionals’ Appreciation Luncheon at noon, Wednesday, April 22, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Cost is $20 each – including gratuity. There will be gift bags, buffet lunch, and door prizes. A presentation by: Dr. Warren Chen, Medical Director of Radiology, Nanticoke Health Services. (Women’s Health & Prevention; latest developments in early detection of disease. By reservation only – RSVP no later than April 17 — name of business, number attending, at $20 each . Make checks pay-

Equine seminar, Efficiency in your Feeding Program, Friday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. at Davelli’s Bagel Café, 201 West Stein Highway, Seaford, (first place on the left after overhead bridge). Speaker will be Jeff Miller, nutrition specialist with Blue Seal Feeds. Questions and answers, free samples, door prizes, refreshments. Bring a friend. To reserve your seat call Kay’s Feed & Supplies, 875-5293.

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.

Spay/Neuter for cats

A reduced cost spay/neuter for cats, Sussex Mobile Feline Spay Neuter Clinic will be in Seaford at Soroptimist Park on Wednesday, April 8. For information and reservations visit or call 302231-8115.

Blades Fire Hall breakfast

There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast, at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades, Sunday, April 5, from 8 till 11 a.m. Cost is adults $7, children 12 and under, $3. Sponsored by the Volunteer Firemen and Auxiliary of the Fire Company. For more information call Jewell Chaffinch at 629-6904.

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 www.highergroundgolf. 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 April 28, 30 and 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 www.lifestylematters. net, or call 875-3743 to register with Delta Nichols.

Egg Hunt at Ross Mansion

The Seaford Recreation Department hosts their Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10

a.m. on Saturday, April 4 at Ross Mansion in Seaford. Age groups include toddlers, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-9 year olds. There will be an Easter bonnet contest after the egg hunt. Rain date is Sunday, April 5 at 2 p.m.

stretching, high/low aerobic class. For more information call Carol Lynch at 6297539.

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.

Lenten fish dinners available

The Knights of Columbus, St. Molua Council #4075 is offering their Lenten fish dinners at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, which is located at the rear of the church, 535 East Stein Highway, Seaford. The dinners will be held every Friday during Lent (April 3). Serving times are from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Adults are $8, children are $4. All proceeds benefit the St. Molua Council #4075 College Scholarship Fund.

Fitness classes

Come join us in fitness classes: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, at 9 a.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. We meet in St. John’s UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford. (Sponsored by St. John’s but open to the public.) Beginners to intermediate participants are welcome in this fun, faith-filled, coed, non-competitive, resistance training,

Easter egg hunt

The Boys & Girls Club at Laurel will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4. The event starts at 11 a.m. and various age groups will be hunting for eggs until 4 p.m. Up to three years old will hunt at 11 a.m.; ages 4 and 5 will start at 11:45 a.m.; ages 6 and 7 will start at 12:30 p.m.; ages 8 and 9 at 1:15 p.m. and ages 10 to 12 at 2 p.m. The egg hunt will take place in the open field next to the Insurance Market along Central Avenue. For more information, call 875-1200.

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

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MORNING STAR • APRIL 2 - 8, 2009 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.

ning on Monday, April 20, until Saturday, April 25. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Residents will be required to bring their garbage, waste, etc. to the dumpster locations and are responsible for unloading their waste into the dumpsters. Items that will not be collected are: Hazardous materials, fuel, gas, oil, paint, computers. Town staff will be available to assist those who need assistance with unloading waste. The dumpsters will be located across from town hall in the municipal parking lot, located on Poplar Street. In order to dump the waste, residents are required to bring a picture ID and utility bill showing registered address.

Easter egg hunt

Laurel American Legion Post 19 will be holding their Annual Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 12, at 1:30 p.m. at Laurel Middle School. All children up to age 12 are invited and there will be plenty of candy and prizes for all.

Laurel Chamber seeks food vendors

‘Laurel Pride in Bloom Month’

Laurel Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for food vendors for its 4th of July celebration.

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. The residents have been encouraged to cleanup by providing extra dumpsters for debris. 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. The Chamber of Commerce will showcase local businesses. The Bank of Delmarva has provided funding for barrels of spring flowers for display throughout the town. Organizations, businesses and residents are encouraged to join these efforts to clean up the town and plant or display spring flowers and wreathes. For additional information, contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 875-9319, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday thrugh Friday.

Pancake supper

The Men of Faith at Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel will hold a Pancake Supper beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3. The church is located at 510 Central Ave., Laurel. All-you-caneat pancakes with sausage, orange juice and coffee for $5. Take-out available. For more information, call 443-880-2917.

Eastern Shore Veterinary Hospital

Community yard sale on Saturday, April 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. Pet portraits on that day from 9 a.m. to noon. All proceeds will help our team raise funds for the annual Walk for the Animals in Rehoboth Beach on April 25. The money raised for the walk goes to the Delaware Humane Association. If you have any items that you would like to donate for the yard sale, they would be greatly appreciated. For more information call ESVH at 875-5941.


tinuing through May for the Greenwood Dinner Club. This will be an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Cost for members is $6 and non-members are $8. For menus or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Friday, April 17 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. This basic two-day course is $12 per AARP member and $14 for non-members. For more information or to register, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Greenwood CHEER anniversary

The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will celebrate their 35th anniversary on Tuesday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with all day prize bingo and door prizes. The celebration will continue on Wednesday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with musical entertainment by Cathy Gorman, a basket raffle and games after lunch. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Project Clean Stream

Delmar Kiwanis Club Easter egg hunt will be held on April 4, 1 p.m., at Delmar Middle and Senior High School football field. (Rain date April 11, 1 p.m.)

Beef and Dumpling Dinners

Trash clean up along Marshyhope Creek (Nanticoke River tributary) - part of the bay-wide event Project Clean Stream in partnership with Nanticoke Watershed Alliance. It will be held on April 4 (Saturday), 9:45 a.m.-noon, at Fishers Bridge Road (near Todd’s Chapel Road,) Greenwood. Needed will be 15-20 volunteers. Volunteers will meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Todd’s Chapel parking lot on Todd’s Chapel Road. At 10 a.m., we will carpool up to the site a few minutes distance away where there is limited parking along the road. To sign up or for more information: Contact Kara Kukovich, Volunteer Coordinator, 443-944-1175, email:

AARP Driver Safety Course

Easter egg hunt

The Delmar High School Band hosts an AYCE Beef and Dumpling Dinner at the Delmar VFW on State Street in Delmar on Sunday, April 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. The Delmar Teens Against Cancer Relay for Life Team will host a Beef and Dumpling Dinner at the VFW on Sunday, April 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for both dinners and include beef and dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, tea or coffee. Carry-outs are available. Walk-ins are welcome or call 410-8963195 for tickets.

Casino night

There will be a two-day AARP Driver Safety Course at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Thursday, April 16 and

Delmar Volunteer Fire Department is holding a Casino night, April 4, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Poker, blackjack, money wheels and tearoffs. Admission is $10, includes cold cuts, beer and soda.

AARP Driving Course

Laurel Senior Center will have an AARP Refresher Driving Course, on April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. To register for the course call 875-2536.

Laurel Lioness host bingo



Laurel Lioness Vera Bradley bingo will be held Tuesday, April 21, at Laurel Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Play starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available from any Lioness or call 875-5597. Cost of tickets: advanced sales $20; at door, $25. Many door prizes and refreshments will be available.

AARP Tax-Aide tax preparers will be available at the Greenwood Library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on April 8 to conduct free tax preparation and e-filing for all taxpayers of all ages. Call the library to schedule an appointment.

Greenwood Dinner Club

Laurel clean-up week

Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning in April and con-

The Town of Laurel will be holding a cleanup week for town residents, begin-

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Delmar VFW Turkey Shoot

On Sunday, April 5, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Delmar VFW Turkey Shoot will be hosting a benefit for Buddy Pollitt. Buddy has been ill for six months with cirrhosis of the liver and a hernia. We are looking for monetary donations. All proceeds will be given to Buddy to help offset medical expenses. Hope to see everyone at the benefit. All donations will be greatly appreciated.

MORNING STAR • APRIL 2 - 8, 2009 depart from the University of Delaware football stadium parking lot at 10:30 a.m. or the Seaford Harley Davidson at 11 a.m. All riders will end at Jake’s Seafood Restaurant in Lewes. Jake’s will provide a complimentary lunch. Register before April 16 and pay $20 for riders and $15 for passengers. Day-of registration fee is $25 for riders and $20 for passengers. The ride is organized by the Delaware Blue Knights - Chapter 1, and supported by Delaware’s Law Enforcement for Special Olympics, Jake’s Seafood and WBOC. For more information or to register online, contact Special Olympics Delaware at 302-831-4653 or visit www.

Ruritan Club Community-wide yard sale

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.

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.

The annual spring craft show and Easter egg sale will be held on Saturday, April 4 at the Farmington Fire House from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Easter eggs, which are $5 each, are available in peanut butter, butter creme, coconut creme and cherry pecan. For more information, contact Angela at 302-222-0754 or

USDA hosts workshops

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold public workshops to discuss changes of the new 2008 Farm Bill. Thursday, April 9, 1 p.m. - Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, Georgetown  For more information, visit gov or call the local USDA Service Center at 302-856-3990, ext. 3.

Easter Egg Hunt

The VFW Blue Hen Post 6483 and Ladies Auxiliary will host their annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 11 at 10 a.m. Children up to the age of 12 are welcome to participate in this activity. The post home is located in Milford on Williamsville Road just past Southern States. For more information, call 422-4412.

Ride to the Tide planned

The Ride to the Tide, a police-escorted motorcycle ride that benefits Special Olympics Delaware, will take place on Sunday morning, April 19. Bikers can

Theater trips

Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus is offering trips with a multi-generational appeal that would be a great experience for grandparents to enjoy with their grandchildren. On Saturday, April 4 at the DuPont Theater in Wilmington, experience the critically acclaimed musical drama “Four Score and Seven Years Ago.” At the Civic Center in Salisbury, Md. on Friday, April 17, journey into the enchanted forests of “Cirque Dreams” and encounter the strength and power of soaring aerialists, spine binding contortionists and vine swinging characters. On Tuesday, April 21 at Delaware State University in Dover enjoy the touching story of “Silent Boy.” The Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast” will premiere at Toby’s Theater in Baltimore, Md. on Thursday, April 23. For complete trip information, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.

Bus trip to English Town 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.

Seaford AARP offers trips Craft show and Easter egg sale

Theater. Visit Chimney Rock Park, Moose Café at the Farmers Market, the Smith McDowell House and take a bus tour of Asheville. Wednesday, Dec. 2 - American Music Theater to see a Christmas Show; $92. Stop for lunch at Miller’s Smorgasbord in Lancaster, Pa. before the show. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public. All trips leave from the Peebles parking lot in Seaford. Friday, May 22 - Gettysburg, Pa. - A visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor’s Center and Museum, $79. Visit the galleries at the Visitor’s Center and eat lunch at General Pickett’s Buffet. Wednesday, July 1 - Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, Pa.; $79. After lunch, enjoy a classic musical with songs like “Singin’ In The Rain,” “All I Do Is Dream Of You” and “You Are My Lucky Star.” Wednesday, Sept. 2 - Rainbow Dinner Theatre, Paradise, Pa., “Uncle Chick’s Last Wish”; $70. A comedy that will keep you laughing the entire show. Sept. 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Mich.; $790 pp, double. Your first stay will be in Frankenmuth, Mich., a beautiful Bavarian town. Take a ferry to Mackinac Island where you will enjoy lunch at the famous Grand Hotel. Enjoy a horse and carriage ride around the island to Arch Rock. Ride thru the Soo Locks and then the Kewadin Shores Casino after a visit in St. Ignace, Mich. Friday, Oct. 16 - Strasburg, Pa.; $69. Take a ride on the Strasburg railroad, enjoy lunch on board and then visit the train museum. Nov. 16-20 - Christmas at the Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C.; $589 pp, double. Enjoy a candlelight dinner at Deerpark restaurant and a tour of the Biltmore. Also included are a Christmas show at the Carolina Nights Dinner Theater and a Christmas show at the Wohlfahrt Dinner

On Saturday, April 4, at 6 a.m., a bus trip to English Town, N.J. Flea Market will leave from Mt. Olivet Baptist Church (trip sponsor), 108 First St., Bridgeville. Cost is: adults $30 each, children under 12 years, $15.

Garden trips

Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, and the East Coast Garden Center in Millsboro are offering a bus trip Tuesday, April 7 to the Rawlings Conservatory, the Baltimore Botanic Gardens and the Baltimore Museum of Art. For more information or to register, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 302-855-1617.

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 302-2655606.

Friends of the Bridgeville Library

The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, William Street, Bridgeville. The new Bridgeville Library is scheduled to open this summer. Updates on construction progress will be discussed. All are welcome. For more information, call Ruth Skala 337-3678.

Delaware Equine Council

The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Harrington Public Library. We are gearing up for the 2009 equine expo on Saturday, April 25 and preparing for upcoming events. Anyone interested in horses is welcome to attend. For more information, call Stan at 302-684-3966.

SHS Alumni Association

The Seaford High School Alumni Association will have their Executive Board meeting on Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at the downtown Seaford Museum. For more information, call Donna Angell at 6298077.

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. This month it will be April 13. We welcome all levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced. For more information call 410208-9386. Questions call 302-539-9717.

AARP membership

AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 membership meeting will be held Thursday, April 9, at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall in Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Cheryl Swain, Marketing Director for Methodist Manor House, will be guest speaker and Manor House tour guide. All western Sussex County residents, age 50+, who are interested in earning more about AARP Chapter 1084 activities are welcome to join in conversation and refreshments after the meeting. For more information call Gladys Bonowicz, chapter president, at 875-1519. 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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MORNING STAR • april 2 - 8, 2009


Community events bring out the best in people

What a beautiful day this past Sunday turned out to be, maybe 77 at urphy degrees by my car recorder, but before that some very good things were As friends and going on in our community. Of course the Laurel Lions put on community we all another great show and good crowds for Friday and it appeared even betneed to continue ter Saturday evening. I do not know what Sunday’s matinee brought, but I to offer our love shall attempt to tell you a little about and friendship. their show in a moment. But first, Saturday evening, Keith White and his committee held their and wife Sue of Delmar. The banquet room annual Ryan Long Memorial Scholwas full of people enjoying the food, making arship drive at the Seaford VFW. Keith their donations and getting ready for the aucworked with Ryan’s father and when Ryan tion. It was as Percy Elliott said, “This is the was killed in Iraq in April of 2003, Keith community of Delmar, in times like these we promised Ryan’s dad he would do all he all pull together.” could to keep Ryan’s memory alive. Everyone loves the Nibbletts. I do not Last year, Ryan’s dad also passed away, know how much they raised, but they will but Keith followed his heart and has kept the scholarship effort alive giving scholarships in need every bit of it, as Conner is taking a daily 150-mile trip for treatments for his Ryan’s name to deserving Seaford students brain cancer. Many of you in Laurel and Delevery year. This year with a silent auction, games and mar also know Conner’s other grandfather, Bob Truitt, who is also undergoing cancer donations there was approximately $3,000 raised. I am sure you can still donate by call- treatments. He is a big part of Charity Lodge #27 in Laurel and was very involved with all ing Keith at 875-7768. Yes, Keith, I would lodge projects. As friends and community say Ryan’s memory is very much alive we all need to continue to offer our love and thanks to you and your helpers. friendship, and, oh yes, we can pray for some Down the road about 14 miles, at the very good people, the Truitts and Nibbletts. Delmar VFW the closeness of community was being exhibited in its simplest form, by The new Tractor Supply Company just a whole town and others from the area who north of Seaford should soon be ready to donated money for Conner Nibblett in his open. Also, from all I hear, there is to be a fight against cancer. gift shop in Laureltowne where the former Conner, 8, is the grandson of Bob and Accents was located. And now we can reCarolyn Truitt and Mayor Doug Nibblett





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Now about the Lions’ Show in Laurel. I must say master of ceremonies Dennis O’Neal was in top form with his stories and jokes and he did a great job with his song, “He’ll have to go.” Reluctantly, Dennis, I am giving you an A+ for this performance, but those Calendar Girls set Women’s Rights back about 100 years. It must have been a bad day for women as Barry Munoz, Ron Scott and Laruel Mayor John Shwed, along with the Lions Chorus sang their version of “Calendar Girl” and brought much laughter to the stage. Before I mention this, I must tell you that Bob Murphy is no relation to me what-soever, however, Bob’s singing of the Elvis Presley songs was a great performance and many in the audience said so. Bob just started singing a few year’s ago and, along with Mike McCrea, have been tremendous performers since they took the microphone in the Lion’s Show. I promised myself, I would keep this short this year and am leaving out many good performances and skits. I do want to say, several mentioned to me, moving the show up before Easter and April was a swell idea with so much going on then. Finally as Everett Hart made his way to his stool center stage, the audience got very

quiet as Everett belted out, as only he can do on his harmonica, “My Way,” to thunderous applause at the end. It was Everett’s 75th birthday and he is my 2009 Laurel Lions’ “show stopper.” “Thank you all for coming out and supporting us the last nine months,” said Nancy Larrimore, as she came out of the kitchen at the Delmar VFW. She was addressing Bob Callaway, Jerry Taylor, Dave Morris, Al Bozman, Dick Stoakley, Gary Horseman Sr., Bill Davis, Morris Campbell, Larry Richardson and the self-proclaimed “Million-dollarpainter” Johnny Layton, at the Round table Friday morning, the last day the VFW was to serve breakfast. It had to come, as the group that gathered was small and the VFW did it as another of their many community things. Before that, conversation at the “table” centered on life on Deal Island and the table was rocking with laughter as Al Bozman and Jerry Taylor spun story after story. Maybe we don’t realize how different it was on the island some 50 or so years ago. Cutting grass with a reel mower, tonging, carrying water, walking to Princess Ann or back home after going to the “city” for a Saturday night and so much more. An interesting week, folks, hope yours was the same. This coming weekend promises to be a busy one for all of us, too, starting with the Community Walks, Eastern Shore Veterinary Hospital’s Community Yard Sale and much more. Don’t you just love it? If you find time you might stop by Home Team Realty and sample Keri Simpler’s $70 cake. Ah, it was for charity.



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MORNING STAR • APRIL 2 - 8, 2009

Church Bulletins St. Luke’s holds Bible study

Janet Hubbard of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will be coordinating a Bible study of the book of Esther. The group will meet in St. Luke’s Parish House. Additional information can be obtained by calling Janet at 628-0417.

Soup supper, Lenten study

The Rev. Dr. Howard Backus, rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Laurel, is the leader of a Lenten Journey DayBy-Day, held each Wednesday during the special season until Easter. Study begins at 7 p.m. with a soup and bread meal at 6 p.m. The church is located at 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel.

Homemade Easter eggs

Homemade Easter eggs from Christ Lutheran Church, finest ever and still the best on the shore. $3.50 each. Selection is: peanut butter, coconut cream and butter cream. To order call 629-9751 or 629-9755.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

During Lent, Thursday evening service at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Seaford, will include Holy Eucharist and Stations of the Cross. The service begins at 6 p.m. and newcomers are welcome.

Good Friday events planned

The Laurel Ministerial Association (LMA) is sponsoring Good Friday events for the Laurel community on Friday,

April 10. The first event is a Cross Walk that starts at Centenary United Methodist Church at noon and follows a path through the downtown area where participants will stop at different locations and pray. The next event is a community Good Friday Service at Christ United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. This is an ecumenical service and will have participation from different denominations. For details call the Rev. Julie Lewis at 875-4741.

Easter Sunrise Service

The Easter Sunrise Service at Janosik Park in Laurel is scheduled for Sunday April 12, at 6 a.m. This is sponsored by the Laurel Ministerial Association. Everyone is invited.

Delmar Kiwanis Club

Easter Sunrise Service, Easter Sunday, April 12, 7 a.m., at All Saints Episcopal Church, (corner of State and 10th streets.) Kiwanis Community Prayer Breakfast, May 9, 9 a.m., at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, (Camelot Hall).

Joint Men’s Day

Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville presents Joint Men’s Day on Sunday, April 19 at 4 p.m. The theme is “Prophesy, Dream, Vision; Promises of the Spirit” and the theme scripture is Joel 2:28-29. Guest preacher is the Rev. Dr. Michael T. Scott Sr., along with his choir and congregation from Jerusalem Baptist Church

in Temperanceville, Va. There will be a fellowship meal served before the service at 3 p.m. For details contact Butch Lee at 302337-8198 or George L. Batson at 410754-6987. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr.

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.

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.

Outreach golf tournament

Centenary United Methodist Church’s Higher Ground Youth Ministry is hosting a golf tournament at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16 at Seaford Golf & Country Club.

The tournament will raise funds for Higher Ground’s mission trips and outreach programs. Registration is $85 per golfer or $330 for a foursome. Spots are also available for sponsors. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 30. For more information contact Blair Hall at 302-875-8106 or visit

Arabic ministry in Seaford

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

Delmar Wesleyan holds dinner

Delmar Wesleyan Church will hold an Emings barbeque chicken dinner on Friday, April 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. You may eat in or take out. Cost is $8.95. Tickets may be purchased by calling 410-896-3600, Jay Hill at 875-3926, or Jim Littleton at 875-1153. Proceeds benefit church pew restoration.

Watch God Move Christian Center Watch God Move Christian Center, Inc., at 21173 Coverdale Road, Bridgeville, is holding a Financial Literacy Workshop, on April 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 302-337-8278 or 745-1755 for seat availability.

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

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

A church you can relate to

St. John’s United Methodist Church

Pine & Poplar Sts., Seaford 302-629-9466 E-mail:


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

Centenary United Methodist Church

“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.

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


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


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

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

Christian Church of Seaford

Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298


Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Morning Worship 10:30 Wed. Night Service & (Nursery & Jr. Church) Youth Groups 7:00 p.m. A Firm Foundation • A Sure Hope • An Unending Love

Centrally located at 14511 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, DE 19956

Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. FasTrak Children’s Ministry - 10:30 a.m.; E318 Youth - 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Services - 7 p.m.

For info, call 875.7995 or visit

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

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

Delmar Wesleyan Church

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

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

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

Wednesday: Bible Study 7 PM

MORNING STAR • APRIL 2 - 8, 2009 Cost is $50 per person, or $75 for couples, or bring a friend. A licensed financial advocate will be speaking. Topics covered will be credit, debt restructuring, life insurance, wills & living trusts, mortgages, investments, and tax preparation.

Dedication service

Grand Opening-Dedication Service will be held this Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m., for Kingdom Empowerment Christian Church, located at 22606 Sussex Highway, Seaford. The Pastor is Mason McGill Jr. Service Time on Sunday at 10 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call for information at 302-359-6331 (for this week only. We will have a new number, as soon as it is installed.)

Resurrection musical

“The Day He Wore My Crown,” a resurrection musical, created and arranged by David T. Clydesdale, will be held on April 5, at 7 p.m., at Union United Methodist Church, 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville (across from the bank). Dessert will be served immediately following the musical.

Holy Week

Maundy Thursday, April 9 at 6 pm., a special dinner and service will be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, South Central Avenue, Laurel, with the Rev. Dr. Howard Backus, officiant. Easter Sunday, April 12, services with Holy Eucharist will be at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Lay reader Leigh Clark, Terry Trujillo and Joanne Czernik, Chalicest, will assist Dr Backus. Charles Wise will be Healing Service lead with Leigh Clark as Pastoral Care lead.

The Easter Song

This year Laurel Wesleyan Church would like to invite you to The Easter Song, a heart-stirring dramatic musical on Friday, April 10, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 12, at 9 and 11 a.m. Admission is free and nursery care will be provided. Laurel Wesleyan is located at 30186 Seaford Road, ½ mile north of Laurel on Alt. 133. For more information contact us at 875-5380, or


SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

“Welcome Home!”

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


Easter Vigil Service

An Easter Vigil Service will be held at historic Barratt’s Chapel located on Route 113 in Frederica on Saturday, April 11 at 7 p.m. This initmate time of worship will include music, drama and communion administered by Bishop Peggy Johnson. The service and communion are open to all persons regardless of denominational or church membership who desire to prepare for the celebration of Easter.

Holy Week services

St. John’s United Methodist Church located at Pine and Poplar Streets, Seaford, will celebrate faith and life in Christ Jesus with the following Holy Week services and events: • Sunday, April 5 - Palms to Passion, traditional services at 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Hearts Afire contemporary worship, 10 a.m. • Thursday, April 9 through Friday, April 10 - Prayer Vigil, 9 p.m. to noon. Persons may pray in a secure sanctuary or at home. • Friday, April 10 - Good Friday Service, 7 p.m. • Saturday, April 11 - Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. to noon, ages two through 5th grade • Sunday, April 12 - Easter celebration, traditional services at 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Hearts Afire contemporary worship at 10 a.m.

Sound Waves attend competition

The Sound Waves Handbell Choir of Seaford Christian Academy participated in the ACSI Fine Arts Festival at Lancaster Bible College on March 17. The choir won first place in the advanced handbell competition, and was honored to receive a rating of “Superior,” the highest rating attainable. Following the ACSI Fine Arts Festival, the Sound Waves took a two-day musical tour in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Sound Waves members include Gregory Russell, John Schneider, Neil Ebling, Herney Tovar, Alyssa Davis, Bradley Williams, Chelsea Williams, Victoria Wingate, William Tribbitt, Rachel Mulford, Nicholas Nichols, Gloria Hopkins, Ellie McNatt, Ashton Bradley and Bridget Townley.


United Methodist Church 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Across from Bank 337-7409 Handicap Friendly WORSHIP TIMES:

9 am Contemporary Service 10 am Sunday School 11 am Traditional Worship Youth Group (Sun. 6 p.m.)

Grand Opening/ Dedication Service This Friday at 7 p.m.

Services: Sunday: 10 am Tues.: Prayer 7-8 pm Thurs.: Bible Study 7 pm

22606 Sussex Hwy. Seaford, DE • 302-359-6331


Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor

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

Messiah’s Vineyard Church Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel


PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956

Sun. 9:30 am Wed. 7:00 pm

Children’s Church • Nursery


Senior Minister: Dr. Carl G Vincent Senior Pastor: Pastor Barry B. Dukes



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

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

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


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

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



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


Ministry for the whole family 7 PM

Pastor Stacey Johnson

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


22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 - Sunday

Wednesday Evening

9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship, Nursery, Classes for Kids-Adults 7:00 p.m. Evening Service

6:45 Catalyst Youth (grades 7-12), DivorceCare 7:00 Prayer Meeting, Men’s Group, KidStuf 103 (K-6 Kids & their parents, 1 & 3rd Wed.)

COKESBURY CHURCH All Welcome Where Love Abides -- John 3:16

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

Mount Olivet

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

Sunday Services: Informal Worship in Chapel 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary 9:45 Sunday School

Pastor: Rev. Jim Sipes • 302-629-4458 PROFESSIONAL NURSERY CARE PROVIDED

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

“Shining His Light”

Laurel Wesleyan Church Rt. 13A, Just North of Laurel

Sunday School - 9:30 Worship - 9:00 & 10:45 Sunday Evening Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m. - Youth Ministries & WKID, The Zone, Children’s Ministries

Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor: Rev. Rick Green; Youth: Kyle Horton Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey


315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973 • 302-629-9755

Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins

Praise Worship 8:15 AM • Sunday School 9:45 AM • Traditional Worship 11:15 AM

Laurel Baptist Church, SBC Where everybody is somebody & Jesus Christ is Lord 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, Laurel, DE 19956 LBC Sunday School ~ 10:00 Morning Worship ~ 11:00 Wednesday Bible Study ~ 7:00 P.M. Nursery Provided Pastor: Rev. Steven Booth Music Director: Linda Lewis


St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Front & King St., Seaford, DE 629-7979 Holy Eucharist: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Forum: 10:30 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby-Coladonato, Rector

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)

N. Dual 13, P.O. Box 783, Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-6206 Evangelist - G. W. Cliver - 629-6206 Elder - Don Birch - 629-8949 Elder - Ron Russell - 629-6033 Sunday School 10 a.m. Sun. Worship 11 a.m., Sun. Evening 6 p.m Wed. Evenings 7 p.m. Live For God, Love Each Other, Light The World

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

629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 •

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

Thank You to the churches that sponsor these pages. Your contribution makes it possible for the “Good News” to be published each week.


MORNING STAR • APRIL 2 - 8, 2009

Obituaries Robert Franklin Stuart, 80

Retired Major Robert “Bob” Franklin Stuart of Bridgeville, departed this life on Saturday, March 21, 2009, after a long and courageous battle with several illnesses. At the time of his passing, Bob was at home in Tualatin, Ore. with his best friend and beloved wife of 54 years, the former Mary Hall, also from Bridgeville. A graduate of Bridgeville High School, Bob served as a sergeant in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from Robert Stuart 1948 to 1951. On Oct. 1, 1953, he was appointed to the Delaware State Police, assigned to Troop #5 in Bridgeville as a patrolman. Over the course of his 20 year career with the state police, Bob was promoted through the ranks until he retired third in command with the rank of major in July 1973. A finger print and photography expert, Major Stuart was responsible for the design and implementation of the first computerized online state wide information system (CLUES) for Delaware, embracing all police, court and correctional agencies in the state. Not content with retirement at age 42, he gave up his cop scanner, trading his gun for a pen and went to work as a planner for the Delaware Agency for the Reduction of Crime (DARC). Well respected statewide on both sides of the aisle, Bob was DARC’s goodwill liaison with both a sharp wit and a quick smile. Not being one to dilly or dally he also administered the state fund for SALLE. Six years later, Bob left for The Family Court of the State of Delaware where he became director of the Sussex County Family Court Operation. Here Bob was also one of the founding members of SENTAC. For 15 years the esprit de corps from members of the Sussex County staff was a direct reflection of Bob’s management style and high regard for the people he served with. Bob served on the Board of Directors for Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and The Delaware State Fair as well as the Turnabout Counseling Center. He also served as past president of the Delaware Association of Chiefs’ of Police and the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the International Association of Identification (IAI). He was a regional vice-president for IAI and an instructor at Delaware Technical and Community College, Brandywine Community College, as well as the Delaware State Police Training Academy. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #21, as well as a charter

member of the Delaware State Police Credit Union. Bob’s education was ongoing having attended courses at Harvard University, University of Maryland, Delaware Technical and Community College, Goldey Beacom College, Federal Bureau of Investigation, IBM and the Institution of Applied Science. Besides his wife Mary, Bob is survived by son, Larry Stuart and wife, Sherri of Houston, Texas; daughter, Betsy and husband, Ron Chaney of Dumfries, Va.; daughter, Susie and husband, Bob Masin of Portland, Ore.; and son, Bill Stuart and wife, Michelle of Rehoboth. Bob enjoyed nothing more than being with family, especially his nine grandchildren Sara Stuart, Brooke Prouty, Rachel Schrider, Julie Masin, Elizabeth Thomas, Max Masin, Lauren Stuart, Stephen “Texas” Stuart, Courtney Cotner and Lance Cotner as well as three greatgrandchildren Joey Thomas, Ava Prouty and Rowan Schrider. Bob is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews whom he loved very much. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, William E. and May L. Stuart; brother, Billy Stuart; and sisters, Sara Boyd, Rachel Rudelmier and Dorothy Fairbanks. Many who remember Bob will always recall his positive, uplifting attitude toward life, making everyone he met feel special and unique in some way. His motto was, you always need something to look forward to, and as long as he had Mary by his side, this is exactly what he practiced. Never one to miss a party, Bob was adamant there not be a funeral with tearful mourning and regret. Instead, he insisted on a celebration of his life. Friends and family are invited to this celebration on Saturday, April 18 at 10 a.m. at The Brick Hotel on the Circle in Georgetown. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Delaware State Police Museum Fund, P.O. Box 430, Dover, DE 19903, 302-739-7700 or, your local chapter of the American Heart Association.

Anne W. Townley, 82

Loving wife and mother, Anne Townley of Seaford, went peacefully to join her Savior on Sunday, March 29, 2009, at Christiana Hospital after experiencing a hemorrhagic stroke four days prior. Mrs. Townley was born near Philadelphia then lived most of her life in Cape May County, N.J. She moved to Seaford with her husband Glenn Townley in 2004 to be closer to their daughters, Joyce Mackler of Seaford and Susan Wood of Frankford. Anne was a loving and dedicated homemaker. She enjoyed cooking and gardening and was a long time member of the Stone Harbor Garden Club. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and Seaford Golf and Country Club. She will be remembered for her

sense of humor, compassion for others, love of music, dance and nature, and the care and nurturing she gave her family. Mrs. Townley is survived by her husband of 48 years, Glenn Townley; and two daughters, Joyce Mackler and husband, Dr. Bradley Mackler and their children, Andrew and Catherine Mackler; and Susan Wood and husband, Robert Wood and children, Carolyn and Rebecca Wood. She also has two brothers, Frank Weiss of New Jersey and John Weiss of Florida; a sister, Pauline Johnson of New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews of which she was so fond. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Katie Weiss and three brothers, William Lambert, Steve Weiss and Paul Weiss.    There will be a viewing for family and friends on Saturday, April 4 from noon to 1 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church on Shipley Street in Seaford followed immediately by a funeral service. Arrangements are in the care of Cranston Funeral Home in Seaford. Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Townley’s name to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Stroke Fund, c/o Thomas Brown, 801 Middleford Rd., Seaford, Delaware 19973.

Nan Keller Makowski, 79

Nan Keller Makowski of Seaford, died on Sunday, March 29, 2009, of Parkinson’s Disease, at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Cressona, Pa. on Aug. 6, 1929, Nan was the daughter of George R. Keller

and Blanche Mcllwain Keller. Nan was a 1947 graduate of Southern High School of Baltimore, Md. She worked four years at Baltimore Gas and Electric Company while her husband was attending Western Maryland College under the G.I. Bill. She lived in Pennsylvania and Maryland before coming to Seaford in February 1952. She was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. Nan was a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church, taught Sunday school, served on various church committees, and was a member of the LWML organization. She was a Cub Scout leader and worked in the Nanticoke Little League concession stand for years and made braided rugs, caned chars and crossstitched in her spare time. She had a lifelong interest in collecting and refinishing antiques, collected Fiesta and was an avid reader of many books. She was a world traveler and especially enjoyed touring Russia and China. Nan took several cross-country motorcycle trips with her son, Tom over the years. Around Seaford she was known for her love of bicycle riding.   Besides her parents, Nan was predeceased by a brother, Robert G. Keller, Captain, U.S. Navy.   She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Ernest J. Makowski of Seaford; sons, Michael A. Makowski and wife, Traci of Millsboro, and Thomas E. Makowski and wife, Patricia A. Gallagher of Winchester, Idaho; grandsons, Jeremy and Jesse Makowski, also of Millsboro;

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brother, Karl E. Keller and wife, Mary Alice of Forest Hill, Md.; sister-in-law, Mary Belle Keller-Craw of Davidson, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved very much. Friends and family are invited to visitation on Thursday, April 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cranston Funeral Home in Seaford. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 3 at Christ Lutheran Church in Seaford, where friends may call one hour before the service. Interment will be held at Delaware Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Christ Lutheran Church, 315 Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973 or Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

Bonnie M. Huffman, 79

Bonnie Maxine Huffman of Laurel went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 28, 2009, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Mountain City, Tenn., a daughter of Clyde and Mary Price. Bonnie retired from Nanticoke Memorial Hospital working in housekeeping. She attended the former Epworth Bonnie Huffman Fellowship Church

Death Notices Hazel Jones, 83

Hazel Jones of Federalsburg, Md., passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at Caroline Home for Hospice in Denton, Md. The funeral was Friday, March 27 at Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery near Federalsburg.

Mary Ann Matthews, 72

Mary Ann Matthews of Seaford passed away on Monday, March 23, 2009, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Seaford on Monday, March 30. Interment was private.

Daniel Whaley, 44

Daniel “Danny” Whaley of Laurel died Friday, March 27, 2009, at his home. Services will be held privately.

ESL CLASSES OFFERED - Grace Baptist Church in Seaford offeres free ESL (English as a Second Language) classes every Tuesday evening. Led by Bertine Alfreide, class attendance ranges from eight to 12. There are two levels of instruction, Beginning and Intermediate/Advanced. Each level focuses on vocabulary that will help members feel comfortable in the community and workplace. There are exercises in listening, grammar and comprehension.

in Laurel, now CentralWorship. She loved reading and traveling. Mrs. Huffman is survived by her sons, Edward Huffman and wife, Florence of Laurel, Ernest Huffman and wife, Debbie of Laurel, Jim Huffman and wife, Sue of Laurel and Arnold Huffman of Georgetown; daughters, Doris and husband, Donald Marine of Laurel and Sandy and

husband, Mike Dukes of Laurel; brothers, Hobert Price, Earl Price and Robert Price all of Laurel; 17 grandchildren; 21 greatgrandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Otto Huffman Jr.; brothers, Wayne Price and Irvin Price; and sister, Alice Absher.

The funeral was held Tuesday, March 31 at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel. The Rev. Tim Dukes officiated. Interment followed in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Mrs. Huffman’s memory to Vitas Hospice Care, 100 Commerce Dr., Suite 302, Newark, DE 19713.

h In Loving Memory of


Gerald W. (Gump) Brown, Jr.


Oct. 28, 1966 ~ April 3, 2007

the Bible

Pastor Gerald Cliver


It takes us back to brighter years, to happier sunlit days and to precious moments that will be with us always. And these fond recollections are treasured in the heart to bring us always close to those from whom we had to part.

There is a bridge of memories from earth to Heaven above... It keeps our dear ones near us It’s the bridge that we call love. ~~Author Unknown~~

Loved and Deeply Missed by friends and family... Mom & Dad Deanna & Dale Rob, Nicole & Kids


Why does the need for a god/creator seem like such a quaint idea in modern society. Isn't it about time theists updated their ancient superstition to accommodate scientific and social advances?


Every society has thought that they were modern, even too modern for God. We are no different. But the concepts and principals of the Bible are as relevant to a computer age as it was to the age of chariots. Because God wrote the Bible with the principles that govern the heart and there it is timeless. God, the Creator, can not be out-thought or out-dated. We are still too finite to know truth and still need God to tell us what is true and what is for our own good. We can not live long enough, search far enough, experience enough to know truth in all areas. God provides it, though, in the Bible. Ready for each age to come and learn of themselves and how to perfect their lives. In the Bible, we find our past, our present and our future. No other book gives you so much.


MORNING STAR • April 2 - 8, 2009

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 program is geared towards helping people look their best, even as they are undergoing cancer treatment. Although almost all of the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment are temporary, they can be very distressing. The program will be hosted by the Cancer Care Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Monday, April 13 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 629-6611, ext. 2588.

Safe Sitter Class offered

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is offering a Safe Sitter class for girls and boys ages 11 to 13. The one day course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 10. The Safe Sitter program teaches youngsters how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children. The cost is $35 and participants are to bring a bagged lunch. All medical information will be taught by a certified professional. Students get hands-on practice in basic life-saving techniques so they are prepared to act in a crisis. Instructors also provide tips to make sitters more confident caregivers. They teach safety and security precautions, such as what to do if a stranger comes to the door and when and how to call for help. They give information on child development and suggest age-appropriate activities. Participants will also learn about the business aspects of babysitting. To register, call 629-6611, ext. 2540.

CHEER plans healthy living expo On Tuesday, April 21 the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown will

Vaccines help keep children safe from serious infectious diseases By Dr. Anthony Policastro

Much of that is pure conjecture by people who want publicity. Meningitis is an infection of the coverThe Pennsylvania Department of ings around the brain and spinal cord. It is Health has recently had a problem with a serious infection. One of the more comchildren who did not get their H. flu vacmon types of meningitis is caused by a cine. In the last six months, they received bacteria called H. flu. reports of H flu disease in seven children. The name sounds like the flu. That is because in the old days people who devel- All the children were either unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated. oped the flu often had infections with this All children were under the age of five. bacteria on top of it. It is a completely difThat is the typical age when this disease ferent disease. strikes. Thus you cannot The good news is that expect the catch up imLike many we have had a vaccine munizations when a for this for about 20 vaccines, the H child goes to school to years. It has done a great flu vaccine has be of much help in prejob of cutting down on vention. greatly helped the the cases of meningitis The bad news in that we see. I used to see health of children. this story is that three two to three cases a year. of these seven children Unfortunately, not I don’t think I have seen Those were all preone since I arrived in all children get their died. ventable deaths. Delaware in 1995. vaccines in a timely We sometimes forget Like many vaccines, about how severe disfashion. the H flu vaccine has eases can be that chilgreatly helped the health dren get. of children. We forget that thousands of children Unfortunately, not all children get their vaccines in a timely fashion. Some parents died of diphtheria, whooping cough and measles before we had vaccines. for a variety of reasons do not make all We also may forget how serious menthe well baby appointments that a child ingitis can be. Three deaths in seven needs. children is pretty serious. Parents need to Others think that vaccines are not safe. It is proven that vaccines save lives. There make sure their children receive protection against these serious illnesses before it’s is no proof that vaccines are harmful. too late.

host a free Healthy Living Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Healthy Living Expo, which is open to the public, has room for more vendors to set up a table at the expo. The fee is $75 or $50 if you offer a health screening. For registration or more information, call 302-854-9500.

Diabetes education classes

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford will hold a four-session diabetes educational program beginning Wednesday, April 8 and continuing April 15, 22 and 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the hospital. Registration is required and the cost of the four-session program may be reimbursable by insurance. This four-session program includes weekly education sessions and individualized meal planning for diabetes selfmanagement. Family members/significant others are welcome to attend. For more information and to register, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Education Department at 6296611, ext. 2446.

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screening

Residents living in and around the Seaford community can be screened to re-

duce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. The Seaford VFW Post #4961 will host Life Line Screening on April 8. The site is located at 9767 Middleford Road in Seaford. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m. Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women. Packages start at $139. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information call 1-877-2371287 or visit Preregistration is required.

Caregiver training available

The Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter sponsors The Family Caregiver Education Series four times a year in each of Delaware’s three counties. Delaware Hospice Center at 100 Patriots Way in Milford will host the training on Friday, April 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

MORNING STAR • April 2 - 8, 2009 The program includes a medical overview, legal and financial issues, challenging symptoms, daily care issues and information on getting the help you need. Training for family caregivers is free and lunch will be provided by Delaware Hospice. Pre-registration is required by Friday, April 17. For more information or to register, call Jamie Magee at 302-8549788.

Hospice promotes Decisions Day

Have you thought about your future health care? The term “Advance Directive” may sound intimidating or irrelevant, but the reality is that every adult should have one. An Advance Directive enables individuals to make legally valid decisions regarding future medical treatment, in the event that they are unable to speak for themselves, and ensures that those wishes are carried out in the manner they have chosen. This document records your medical care preferences for your physician, loved ones and clergy, and relieves the decision-making burden from your family members. Delaware Hospice is participating in a national effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making— an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day. Representatives from Delaware Hospice will be available throughout April to speak to your organization about Advance Directives. For more information, call 1-800-8389800, and ask for the Community Ed representative for your area.

Nurses’ assistant program

Become a member of the rapidly expanding health care field by taking the evening nurses’ assistant course, offered through Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Instruction will be given at LifeCare at Lofland Park in Seaford and Delaware Tech in Georgetown from April 27 to June 25; classes will meet on Monday through Thursday from 5 to 10:30 p.m. This 150-hour course teaches students to safely perform basic nursing skills under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Graduates will be prepared to take the Nurse Aid Competency Exam for

certification. All nurses’ assistants must take this exam to be certified to work in Delaware. Funding through the Department of Labor and limited scholarships are available for this course. For complete information, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.

WIC revises menu of foods

Delaware’s Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) recently announced the first revisions to its menu of supplemental foods since 1974. The changes were made to align WIC food packages with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and current infant feeding practice guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The changes, which better promote and support long-term breastfeeding, effect nearly 22,000 women in Delaware with incomes at 185 percent of poverty. WIC assists income-eligible pregnant women, mothers and children by providing vouchers that are redeemable at grocery stores for specific foods. Historically, the supplemental foods authorized for WIC packages were good sources of five target nutrients; vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, and protein because those nutrients were lacking in the diets of eligible clients. Residents interested in applying for WIC should call the Milford State Service Center at 302-424-7220.

Race for Autism is April 26

The Lower Delaware Autism Foundation’s 7th Annual Race for Autism is Sunday, April 26 at Cape Henlopen High School. The race features a half marathon, two person relay, 5K run, 5K family fun walk and a kiddie fun run. The half marathon will begin at 8:10 a.m. and if you register on or before April 25 the cost is $40. All other start times and registration fees vary. Pre-registration is requested. Pre-race packet pick up will take place on Saturday, April 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Greene Turtle in Lewes. The Greene Turtle will donate a portion of the proceeds of sales from 5 to 9 p.m. Fundraising is highly encouraged but not mandatory to run/walk. Those who raise more than $100 will receive a Race


for Autism Bag; over $500, a $50 Walmart gift card; and those who raise more than $1,000 will receive a $100 American Express gift card. A grand prize will be given to the person who raises the most money over $1,000. “We are hoping that families and friends of those affected will begin forming teams and walk and fund raise together,” said Mary Landon Green, LDAF program and event coordinator. Many volunteers are needed for this event. Church groups, civic groups, high school sports teams, businesses and families are encouraged to help. For more information or to register for the race online, visit or call Green at 302-644-3410.

Cancer Networking Support Group The Wellness Community of Delaware offers a “General Cancer Networking” support group the third Monday of each month from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. held at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Care

will be leaving our practice at Internal Medicine of Bridgeville on April 24th. All patients are welcome to remain at Internal Medicine. We regret losing Dr. Kundu and wish her well in her future endeavors.


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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MORNING STAR • APRIL 2 - 8, 2009

Organizers prepare for community health walk By Carol Kinsley Drumming up a little community spirit while encouraging participation in the annual community health walk on Saturday, April 4, Woodbridge School Superintendent Dr. Kevin Carson said he would like to keep the Sussex Coalition Cup that has been on display in his office for the last year. In fact, in partnership with Bridgeville, the Woodbridge School District has won the cup and bragging rights two years in a row by having the highest number of participants in the annual community walk. Last year more than 350 students, parents and community members walked the course at Woodbridge Sports Complex. “I’ve been told the challenge is stiffer this year,” Carson said, “and we are looking forward to that. We would really like to keep the cup a third year.” Peggy Geisler, director of the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition, said, “The walk is a health and promotion project by the community, for the community. Now that the weather is good, we hope to get people out walking with their families.” Some 1,000 people participated in the 2008 health walk in four communities — Bridgeville, Laurel, Seaford and Georgetown. This year, Lewes will be added to the list of sites. All of the events are free and open to the community, with the walks kicking off at 9 a.m. — with registration at 8:30 a.m. — and ending at 10 a.m., except in Lewes, where the walk will begin at 3 p.m. Activities are held at the high school track or athletic complex. In Georgetown, the walk will be held at Del Tech Community College. “Schools are a wonderful place to walk, and some have walking clubs,” Carson said, adding the idea was to get people out for some exercise, trying to get people to live healthier lifestyles. Early promoters of the walk were the Sussex Coalition and

Students at Phyllis Wheatley Middle School proclaim “We’re No. 1!” as they hoist the coveted Sussex Coalition Cup, donated by Seaford and Bridgeville Kiwanis Clubs, which the Woodbridge School District has claimed two years in a row by having the highest percentage of participation in the annual community health walk. Woodbridge School Superintendent Dr. Kevin Carson, under the “H” on the back row, encourages students and parents to come out for the walk on April 4. In competition for the cup are the communities of Seaford, Laurel, Georgetown and Lewes. Photo by Carol Kinsley

Nemours Health and Prevention Services, Geisler said. “The idea took hold, and the communities made it their own. No two walks are the same, although there are similarities.” Georgetown will have warm-up exercises with the Delaware National Guard and children’s activities by Georgetown Boys and Girls Club and the middle school. Coach Bill Yoast, author of Remember the Titans, will visit Laurel High School and, in the afternoon, Cape Henlopen High. Activities in Laurel include a visit from the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt at Laurel Boys and Girls Club after the walk.

Boat show and auction planned The Nanticoke River Marine Park, which includes the Marina in Blades, is having a boat show, boat sale and boat auction on May 7-9 at the marina. This event will give the boating public a chance to show, sell and auction their boat at one big event. You can of course also buy a boat. Set up day is Thursday, May 7 when you bring your boat to the Marina and put it on display in the huge parking lot. Prospective buyers will look all day on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. If you haven’t sold your boat yet, you can

put it up for auction on Saturday afternoon around 3 p.m. BEDCO (Blades Economic Development Corporation) is a non profit 501-C3 organization whose primary objective is the economic betterment of the Town of Blades. Its major undertaking is the management of the Marina and the Nanticoke River Marine Park on the Nanticoke River in Blades, across the river from Seaford. For more information, call Roland at the Marina at 302-628-8600 or email

NRAC holds art show and sale

Nanticoke River Arts Council (NRAC) will hold a show and sale at the Seaford Golf and Country Club (SGCC) on Friday, April 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. The NRAC is a group of local artists dedicated to promoting the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts. The show will be open to SGCC members and the general public. For this night

only, the SGCC bar and restaurant, with its creative executive chef, Mark Krantz, and the award winning Josh June, will also be open to the public. For more information, contact Christina Darby at 629-4321 or Lisa Massey at 629-2444. For more information about the SGCC and/or dinner reservations, contact Pattie Kretchmer at 629-9064, ext. 6.

Power House gym will conduct warmup exercises at Seaford’s Athletic Complex on Virginia Avenue, across from the Shipley State Service Center. Seaford’s walk will have three visitors: the Easter Bunny, bearing healthy snacks; Allen Family Foods’ Fitness Chicken; and the newly crowned Mar-Del Watermelon Queen, Jessica Leigh Haden, who will have her own activities, including a seedspitting contest. The University of Delaware 4-H Cooperative Extension will sponsor a bicycle rodeo. Children’s activities sponsored by Seaford Subway and Seaford Parks and Recreation will include four other physical challenges in addition to the walk — situps, push-ups, jump rope and a hippy-hop ball course. Children who participate in all five activities will receive a Subway achievement award. An added bonus for Seaford school children only is a pool party offered by Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club to the class — from any school in town — with the highest percentage of participation by students.


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Nancy Mears, health promotion consultant, said of the Seaford course, “one lap is a quarter mile. The idea is to have people get an hour of physical activity. It goes along with Nemours’ ‘5-2-1-Almost None’ promotion” of an hour of physical activity each day, along with healthy food and beverage choices and limited television or video screen time. Activities at Cape Henlopen High School’s track — or gym, in case of rain — are co-hosted by the school and the town of Lewes. Free T-shirts are offered to the first 100 registrants at each site, donated by Darrell Meade of ASAP Screenprinting in Seaford and Millersville, Md. Water is being donated by Wal-Mart; and fruit by Dole Food Company. Deliveries are being provided by Trinity Transport. Large donors, dubbed “Champions for Children’s Health,” include Delaware Physicians Care, Delaware Health and Social Services, Sussex County Council, Delmarva Power and the Seaford chapter of Soroptimist International.

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PAGE 31 LEGALS - from Page 29 PUBLIC HEARING The Commissioners of Bridgeville will hold a Public Hearing and present an Ordinance to amend the Town Code relating to Vehicles and Traffic, (adding a new, 4-way stop), for a second and final reading at their monthly meeting scheduled for April 13, 2009. The meeting begins at 7:00 P.M. in the Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, Bridgeville, Delaware. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE BONNIE WALLS, TOWN MANAGER 4/2/1tc


The following ordinance was approved by Sussex County Council on January 27, 2009: ORDINANCE NO. 2027 WITH CONDITIONS AN ORDINANCE TO GRANT A CONDITIONAL USE OF LAND IN AN AR-1 AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT FOR A RETAIL FARMER’S MARKET WITH A SMALL PETTING ZOO TO BE LOCATED ON A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN NORTHWEST FORK HUNDRED, SUSSEX COUNTY, CONTAINING 1.0 ACRE, MORE OR LESS, (land lying at the southwest corner of U.S. Route 13 (Sussex Highway) and Road 600 (Fawn Road); application filed on behalf of T.S. SMITH & SONS FARM, INC.; C/U #1762). 4/2/1tc


Estate of Samuel James Moore, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Samuel James Moore who departed this life on the 26th day of February, A.D. 2009 late of Bethel, DE were duly granted unto Tina Marie Thomas on the 18th day of March, 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 26th day of October, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Tina Marie Thomas 7542 Rivershore Dr. Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Lawrence B. Steele, III, Esq. P.O. Box 799 Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 4/2/3tc


Estate of William H. Ash, Jr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of William H. Ash, Jr. who departed this life on the 21st day of February, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Brenda Adams on the 12th day of March, 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 21st day of October, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Brenda Adams 4 Quail Ridge Road Milford, DE 129963 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/26/3tc


Estate of Margaret J. Carmean, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Margaret J. Carmean who departed this life on the 26th day of February, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Todd J. Carmean on the 12th day of March, 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 26th day of October, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Todd J. Carmean 28616 Seaford Road Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/26/3tc


Estate of Ruthie Arizona Allen, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Ruthie Arizona Allen who departed this life on the 26th day of February, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Darrell L. Morgan on the 17th day of March, 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 26th day of October, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Darrell L. Morgan 6026 Old Sharptown Road Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/26/3tc


Estate of Vernon K. Carter, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Vernon K. Carter who departed this life on the 25th day of February, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Diane E. Neal on the 9th day of March, 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 25th day of October, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Diane E. Neal Seaford Meadows, Apt. 88 Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/19/3tc


Estate of Emma LeCates Bennett, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Emma LeCates Bennett who departed this life on the 30th day of December, A.D. 2008 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Robert G. Bennett, Daniel B. LeCates on the 5th day of March, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 30th day of August, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Robert G. Bennett 28511 Seaford Road Laurel, DE 19956 Daniel B. LeCates P.O. Bo 233 Bethel, DE 19931 Attorney: Eric C. Howard Wilson, Halbrook & Bayard, P.A. 107 W. Market Street Georgetown, DE 19947 Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/19/3tc


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As of March 27, 2009 at 5 p.m., only the incumbent candidates have filed for election. Councilwoman Grace S. Peterson • Councilman William G. Bennett The City of Seaford’s Annual Municipal Election scheduled to be held on April 18, 2009 is hereby being cancelled as per Delaware Law, Chapter 75; Section 7555. All of the incumbent candidates filed for re-election and had no formal opponents file for election prior to the March 27, 2009 deadline for candidate filing. Therefore, the incumbents may assume office without the holding of a formal election. Dolores J. Slatcher City Manager 4/2/2tc

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Tasty ways to experiment with shallots this spring Like many of its cousins in the onion family Allium ascalonicum grows fresh in the spring and, lucky for us, like all its relatives it’s available to us dry the year round. Named for the ancient Palestinian area of Ascalon where it was said to have begun its life, the shallot grows like garlic with lots of cloves covered by a thin skin – in this case a light brown. Europeans were introduced to shallots by returning crusaders in the 12th century. I was introduced to shallots somewhat later but I have enjoyed using them for many years. Their sweet onion flavor with just a tinge of garlic makes them a perfect addition to sauces of all kinds and can be used in place of green onions for a more subtle, sophisticated flavor. They’ll last for quite some time in the refrigerator as long as you choose firm, dry-skinned specimens that are not sprouting. An easy way to experiment with shallots is by using them in versatile compound butters, flavored dressings and vinaigrettes. Here are some of my favorites.

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Shallot and Garlic Butter Top a juicy steak, boneless chicken breast or the veggie of your choice with this delicious butter. 6 unpeeled garlic cloves 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallot 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted but ter, softened In a small saucepan of boiling water boil the garlic cloves for 6 minutes, drain them, and peel them. In a small heavy skillet heat the oil over moderately high heat until it is hot but not smoking and in it fry the shallot for 3 to 5 minutes, or until it is golden. Transfer the fried shallot to paper towels to drain. In a small bowl mash the garlic to a paste, add the fried shallot, the butter, and salt and pepper to taste, and cream the mixture. Let the butter stand, covered, in a cool place for 1 hour to allow the flavors to develop. Gourmet | May 1990 Parsley Shallot Butter A spoonful of this classic compound butter, known as maître d’hôtel butter, makes an instant sauce for anything from grilled steak to sautéed chicken to steamed vegetables. It can also be stirred into ordinary soups and stews for a punch of flavor. Yield: Makes about 1/2 cup

The Practical Gourmet 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 tablespoons minced shallot 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Purée all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Orange Shallot Mayonnaise Spread on a roast pork or turkey sandwich, or use as a dip for grilled shrimp or as a dressing for a fruit salad. Yield: Makes about 1 cup 1 to 2 navel oranges 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallot 2/3 cup mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon black pepper Finely grate 1 teaspoon zest from an orange, then squeeze enough juice to measure 5 tablespoons. Boil 4 tablespoons orange juice with shallot in a very small heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until juice is almost evaporated, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer shallot to a bowl to cool, then stir in zest, mayonnaise, lemon juice, pepper, and remaining tablespoon orange juice. Chill, covered, 1 hour (for flavors to develop). Gourmet | July 2003 French Vinaigrette This classic recipe has been around almost as long as the shallot! Yield: Makes about 1 cup 1/4 cup white-wine vinegar 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 3/4 cup olive oil Whisk together vinegar, shallot, salt, mustard, and pepper until salt is dissolved. Add oil in a slow stream, whisking until emulsified. Cooks’ note: Dressing keeps, covered and chilled, 1 month.


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Oh, the perils of misspent youth I find that young people ony indsor today seem to be much more conI wore a hairdo that fident than I ever looked like a poor was when I was going to school. imitation of Bozo the Maybe it is the Clown and had as culture. Perhaps much initiative as a technology and media have made bag of rocks. it possible for every young person into the cliché of students who to find a niche. were academically skilled and For instance, whether you sports prominent. are a “nerd,” “preppy,” “geek,” My dad would argue that I “Goth,” “brainiac,” or “heathen,” could have been as academically there is a cult of followers. successful as anyone at Crisfield You can go to the Internet High School, but I chose otherand find someone, or group that wise. I think he may have been matches your personality. I am on to something. not saying this is necessarily a So, rather than “get with the good thing, but there is always a program” and take initiative to massive support group available become a better student, I took to help you feel less “misunderthe easy way out and became a stood.” social non-conformist. We did not have such mass Whatever was the intelligent, communication available, so we most cooperative thing to do, were stuck with the only world I did the opposite. I took great we really knew, which was the particular school we were attend- pride in being someone who expressed myself through “shock ing at the time. and awe.” It seems to me that the most Telling my Literature teacher popular kids in school had a coushe was senile, refusing to ple of things in common: one, Pledge Allegiance to the Flag they did well academically and until all the military was brought two, they participated in sports. home from Vietnam, wearing a Sports were a little more t-shirt with a handmade obscene limited where I went to school. comment to celebrate the anThere was basketball, baseball niversary of Janis Joplin’s death, and soccer for the guys and field were just a few examples of my hockey and basketball for the obvious plea for attention. girls. We had no football jocks. There were other things I did For some reason they pulled that were much more serious, but football from the program back now almost 40 years later I am in the 1950s or 1960s. I can embarrassed to mention them. imagine it was because it was As the lyrics to an “Aerosdangerous to allow a bunch of mith” song aptly put it, “I was Crisfielders to legally go on a a high school loser, never made field and throw people around. with a lady…” but unlike then, That was a license to kill. You can imagine that scenario I can easily see today why girls were such a chore for me. from young people who made I wore a hairdo that looked a sport of tipping out houses like a poor imitation of Bozo the on Halloween and throwing the town drunk in a downtown Laun- Clown and had as much initiative as a bag of rocks. I wore a long dromat clothes drier. So, suffice to say, I did not fit wool trench coat with a green,



cotton scarf. I must have looked like I was guest speaker for a hobo convention. Yet, I somehow took pride in being so different and so unacceptable. I guess I felt this was the only way I could expect to compete with the successful crowd. I thrived on being misunderstood, a rebel without a cause. Instead of conforming and trying to achieve some sense of success, I went in a totally different direction and basically wasted the best years of my life. I attended the Soroptimist International of Seaford’s “Annual Youth Forum” this past weekend. As is the case each year, I was delighted to see an array of local young people who participated and expressed their views, this year about the topic of school dress codes. These young people did not all look the same, dress the same, wear their hair the same, or even talk in the same manner. But, one thing they all had in common is their drive to be the best they can be. They are to be applauded for their commitment to self. I would hope that any young person, who feels the daily drudge of school to be so meaningless and such a waste of their social time, would consider me. Anything I have accomplished today was made five times harder by my unwillingness to embrace an education. Who knows where I might have been today if I had cared a little more about tomorrow, instead of living for the day? Oh well, I am sure my words of caution will serve more successfully as a reminder to me of my past regrets, than a warning heeded by young ears. But, then again, that is the benefit of being young – regrets are something stored away and thrust upon you at a later date. That I promise you!

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Reflecting on President Obama’s first 60 days in office As I write this column, President Barrack Obama has been rank alio in office just over 60 days and surely he will be judged like past His programs — health presidents for his performance during his first 100 days in office. care, education and othWhich brings up an interesting ers — are not cheap and question; what do we expect from his opponents accuse him our elected officials? of running up a terrible Will Congress be judged by their performance for their first debt. 100 days? Did Americans really want change when they elected the American voters wanted change. Obama? His programs — health care, education Even though the president’s support is and others — are not cheap and his oppohigh among voters, it is not as high as the nents accuse him of running up a terrible former president in the early days of his debt. first term. Hopefully Obama’s popularity His response is to remind the other won’t tailspin as much during his final party that he inherited not only a $1.2 trildays in office. lion dollar debt, but two wars, a mortgage However, the public seems to be willcrisis and a very depressed economy. To ing to give the new president time to bring do nothing is not an option. the economy back up to speed, as many I believe he is banking that the $1 bilas two years. Opponents say he has had lion spent monthly on the Iraq war can be enough time to make a difference. Short channeled into some of these programs memories of the past? and that his economic package will result The other party says he is taking on too in people going back to work and paying much and should concentrate on one istaxes instead of receiving unemployment sue at a time. Obama says too much time benefits and state services. has gone by when nothing was done and a Some reading this column will say here president should be able to multi-task. he goes again blaming Bush. Okay, I’ll The president reminds his opponents he add Dick Chaney. Who else is to blame was elected because he proposed a change for the condition this country is in? in the way government operates and the The war escalated in Iraq, Afghanistan results of the November election proves is beginning to erupt again, and the Tali-



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ban has reorganized after 9-11 and is still a threat to our country. If our country were to be attacked today Obama would get the blame. All we have heard since 9-11-01 is how safe the previous administration has made this country, so God forbid if we were struck again, should we still blame Clinton, Obama or Bush? This is not a multiple choice question, there is only one answer. Health care for individuals and companies went to hell in a hand bag; companies were choked to extinction because of increased health cost; and millions of workers who lost their jobs lost not only their job, but health care and retirement benefits. Jobs went overseas, deregulation of the financial institutions led to greed and contributed to the downfall of the industry. Now, I have been accused of not letting go of the past. I really want to because the last eight years have been a nightmare. I want to put it all behind me. I’ve lost retirement money I worked to save like millions of Americans. But listening to members of Congress from the Republican Party and former members of the administration be critical of what the new president is trying to do in 60+ days to turn around the economy when these same people botched it for eight years is too much to take without commenting.

And most distressing is that the opposition is not offering any alternatives; just saying “no” to anything being tried, hoping the programs fail before the next election. It was refreshing to listen to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s comment on the recent criticism from Chaney on Obama’s handling of the Oval Office to say he should follow the path of the former president and say nothing. Rice said the new people were honorable people with the best interests of this country at heart. She added she may disagree on some issues but she would keep her thoughts to herself. Sounds like a team player to me; her cohorts should take a page from her book. Chaney’s ticked because he can’t pull the strings anymore. Most Americans never believed America could recover in 100 days; all they could hope for was for the bleeding to stop. Reports of more sales in housing, some companies reporting profits, and the stock market making gains, and stimulus money going to states for new projects indicates the bleeding has slowed somewhat, but we have a long way to go. To my critics who will respond to this column and write I sniffed too much shoe polish when I was in the shoe repair business; get it right please. It was the glue!

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Education AP exam registration rate rises among students at Seaford High Seaford High School students registered for Advanced Placement exams at nearly twice the rate this year as in 2008. School data shows 85 exams taken last year and 146 registrations for this spring. According to Dr. Wilson Frampton, of The College Board, this is the result of long-range strategies embraced by staff at both Seaford High School and Seaford Middle School. The introduction of an Honors program at the middle school has served as the foundation for this initiative. “Beginning in the 2007-2008 school year, I had an opportunity to observe all of the Seaford Middle School Honors classes,” he explained. “I also had an informal discussion with each teacher. A major focus of the discussion was to emphasize that these classes represented the foundation for a successful Advanced Placement Program at Seaford High School.” Seaford Middle School offers Honors English/Language Arts and Pre-Algebra for sixth graders, Honors English/Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies and Algebra I for seventh graders, and Honors English/ Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies, and Algebra II for eighth graders. Dr. Frampton also observed all Seaford High School Ad-

vanced Placement classes during the same year and, during this school year, interviewed all Advanced Placement teachers to explain his observations. He also made calls to the homes of students taking AP classes to hear students’ and parents’ thoughts about those classes. “This was extremely informative,” he said. “The parental and student cooperation was exceptional. The positive remarks were highly encouraging and were shared with the teachers as well as suggestions for improvement.” “The Seaford High School and Seaford Middle School teachers have witnessed the support, energy, and enthusiasm from the administration and the expertise I offer as a College Board consultant. We have established an academic stimulus, along with informational parent meetings, to show the benefits of success on AP exams. The Seaford community can be proud of the district’s academic commitment to excellence for all students.” Seaford High School’s Advanced Placement curriculum includes instruction in American Government, English 11, English 12, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, U.S. History, World History, European History, Spanish, Calculus, and Statistics.

WINDSOR TO REPRESENT STATE - Dylan Windsor, a junior at Laurel Senior High School, recently attended Business Professionals of America’s State Leadership Conference in Dover. Dylan competed in the Insurance Concepts event and won first place in the state. He will represent LHS and the State of Delaware at the BPA National Leadership Conference to be held in May in Dallas, Texas.

Mayercsik joins honor society

Nathan P. Mayercsik of Laurel has accepted an invitation to join the Delaware chapter of Chi Epsilon, a civil engineering honors society that invites the top third of the junior civil engineering class for membership. Mayercsik is an honors civil engineering student at the University of Delaware and was named to the Dean’s List for the fall term.

Rider awarded scholarship Nathan Rider of Bridgeville has been awarded a Dordt College Presidential Scholarship at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, for the 2009-2010 aca-

demic year. Rider will be a 2009 graduate of Sussex Technical High School and is interested in the field of agricultural missions. Dordt College presidential Scholarships are academic awards based on GPA, ACT or SAT scores, extra-curricular involvement and leadership contributions. These scholarships are renewable based on cumulative GPA. Dordt College offers students a top quality, faith based, and affordable education. In the 2009 U.S. News & World Report rankings, it was among the best (#6) and best values (#8) on the “Great Schools, Great Prices” list) for Midwest Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Moore named board member

Wayne F. Moore, a resident of Delmar, was recently appointed by the Delmar Board of Education to complete the unexpired term which concludes on June 30, 2009. Moore replaces former board member William ‘Andy’ Fleetwood who resigned effective Feb. 15. Moore, an active alumni of Delmar High School, received a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury


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University and an MBA from Syracuse University. After a short time teaching, Moore began his lifetime career as a civilian employee for the United States Army, which included several assignments as a resources manager. Moore is married to Peggy Lockerman Moore, and they have four children and eight grandchildren.

AAUW offers scholarship

A scholarship from the Western Sussex Branch of AAUW is available to women in their senior year of high school who will be enrolled in a four year college or university in the United States and working toward a BA or BS degree. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. If you attend Seaford, Laurel, Woodbridge, Sussex Tech or Delmar High School, see your high school guidance counselor for an application. For any questions, contact Lisa Tobin at ltobin@seaford. or call 302-628-3943.

Wilkinson joins Phi Eta Sigma Megan Wilkinson, daughter of Janice Wilkinson of Delmar, Md., was recently accepted into Phi Eta Sigma, the national freshman honor society, at Salisbury University. Wilkinson is a freshman majoring in elementary education. She is a 2008 graduate of Delmar High School.

DASEF prepares for rocket launch The Delaware Aerospace Education Foundation’s (DASEF) twelfth high altitude rocket launch will be on Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cape Henlopen Park in Lewes. Rockets designed and constructed by K-12 Delaware students will be launched all day. This outdoor/tent event will feature displays, launches of canister, bottle, single stage, advanced and two impressive high altitude rockets, plus kite demonstrations.

Park entrance fee is $4 for Delaware residents and $8 for others. All events are rain or shine. For more information, visit www. under programs or call 302-454-2432.

Tinsman joins honor society

Marymount University in Arlington, Va. announces that Brian D. Tinsman of Seaford was recently inducted into the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society. To be eligible, undergraduates must have completed 75% of their requirements with at least a 3.5 grade point average (GPA); graduate students must have completed 75% of their requirements with at least a 3.75 GPA. Additional considerations include good character, intellectual activities and leadership promise.

Sleep technology training

Become a member of the rapidly expanding field of polysomnography (sleep technology) by participating in a new two-week training program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. The field of polysomnography is expected to grow 16 percent by 2010 due to an increase in sleep disorder screening and testing, according to the Delaware Sleep Disorder Centers. The polysomnography training program prepares students to work as sleep technologist trainees in the performance of diagnostic sleep studies, which are required to evaluate and treat sleep disorders. This 84-hour training program includes 48.25 hours in the classroom, 26.75 hours of clinical experience, 4 hours of CPR and basic life support (BLS) training, and 5 hours of course review. Participants in the program will meet Monday through Friday, April 20 to May 1 or May 11 to May 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at local sleep disorder centers and Delaware Tech in Georgetown.

Graduates of the two-week program will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible for employment as sleep technologist trainees. Applicants must be 18 years of age, possess college-level credits in reading and math or score well on placement tests. A current physical exam, tuberculosis screening results, criminal background check, and drug screening results are also required. Fore more information, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 302856-6966.

Del Tech hosts art exhibit

The 19th annual Statewide Senior Art Exhibit begins on Monday, April 27 at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Amateur and professional artists 50 years of age and older are

invited to submit up to two pieces of artwork in the following categories: oil, watercolor, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, photography, sculpture (metal or stone), pottery, stained glass, woodcarving, ceramics and “other.” Seniors can bring their artwork to the Carter Partnership Center on Monday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Exhibits of all submitted works will be on display in the William A. Carter Partnership Center from Monday, April 27 to Thursday, June 4. The event will culminate with a luncheon and awards presentation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 4. Ribbons will be awarded by judges in each category. For more information or to register, call Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 8565618.

UD offers training

The University of Delaware Institute for Public Administration’s conflict resolution program will offer a four-day mediation training program on June 15-18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the A. Felix du Pont Memorial House in Rehoboth Beach. The program is designed to help participants develop and enhance conflict resolution skills and assist municipalities in developing collaborative community partnerships. It will include information on a six-step facilitative mediation process, the role and responsibilities of a mediator, conflict resolution techniques and skills for dealing with difficult dynamics and emotions. Cost is $750 to register and deadline is Wednesday, April 29. For details, contact Fran Fletcher at 302-831-6812 or email


SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2009 11:00 A.M. Location: Old Church Landing, Fawn Drive - Lot 41, Laurel, Delaware: Traveling on US 13 in Laurel, Delaware, turn East onto Route 24. Go 1 mile and turn left onto Christ Church Road. Continue 4/10 mile to stop and turn right onto Chipmans Pond Road (Rd. 465). Turn first left into Old Church Landing onto Old Church Landing Road. Continue 3/10 mile and turn right onto Fawn Drive. Proceed to the corner lot which is the third property on right. Signs will be posted.

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with cash or certified check made payable to Wilson’s Auction Sales, the balance to be paid within 60 days. Purchaser to pay all cost of examination, preparing and transferring deed. Purchaser shall pay the Delaware 1 1/2% State Realty Transfer Tax and the 1 1/2% Sussex County Realty Transfer Tax. Purchaser shall pay any and all other property tax, transfer tax and fees. If the above terms are not complied with, the down payment shall be forfeited. Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, but it is their intent to sell the property. This property is being sold "as is and where is" with no expressed or implied warranty. Announcements made the day of sale take precedence over any and all advertisements. No Buyer’s Premium. Auctioneer’s Note: For more information, or to schedule your private showing, please contact our office. Visit our web site for a complete deed description. Remember, there is No Buyer’s Premium applied to your bid price, so what you bid is what you pay. Don’t Miss This Opportunity.

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Small, Shaw to wed in July

Stoeckel graduates from military training USMC, United States Marine Corps, PFC Ethan A. Stoeckel has graduated from basic military training at Parris Island, S.C. During his 13-week training, Stoeckel, who is a 2008 graduate of Woodbridge High School, was chosen as Guide On of his platoon. He earned Honor Graduate of his company, Hotel Company, totaling 511 recruits. His MCI, Military Combat Training, was completed at Camp Geiger, N.C. and he has now processed to his MOS, Air Framer, which will begin while he is in Pensacola, Fla. This training will be for 15 months and then he will be assigned a permanent station. He is the son of Janet and Paul Stoeckel of Greenwood and grandson of Bobby and Jeannette Lankford of Greenwood. Ethan thanks everyone who sent letters and gave encouragement to him while at training. “It really made the difference, thank you.�

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Seaford native speaks at conference

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Conference Education Advisory Committee announces that Michael J. David-Wilson, CFRE, a Seaford native and 1975 graduate of Seaford Senior High School, was a featured presenter at the 2009 AFP International Conference on Fundraising, March 29 to April 1, in New Orleans, La. He was also a featured presenter at the Council for Resource Development’s Region I, II and III Conference, in Atlantic City, N.J. on March 26. David-Wilson is executive director of the Middlesex County College Foundation in Edison, N.J. He is a highly respected authority on topics related to fundraising and board management. He is a certified fund raising executive (CFRE), who has raised more than $24 million for philanthropic causes over the course of his career. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) New Jersey Chapter. He is also an advisor to several boards

Richard and Terry Small of Laurel have announced the engagement of their daughter, Susan Richardson Small, to Jason Patrick Shaw, son of David and Pamela Frady of Scottsdale, Ariz. The bride-to-be is a 1997 graduate of Laurel High School and a 2002 graduate of Salisbury University. She is employed as an oncology nurse at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. The groom-elect is a 1994 graduate of James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury, Md. He served in the United States Air Force for 10 years and is a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters in Atlanta, Ga. A July wedding has been planned. Formal wedding invitations will be issued.

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The Bulldogs’ Taylor Oliphant is shown hitting a clutch RBI double during her team’s fifth inning rally in the 6-3 home win over Nandua on Monday. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel softball team uses fifth inning rally to earn second win of season Laurel’s Billy Yossick scores on a single by Kyle Brown during the first inning of Monday’s home win over Nandua. Yossick had a hit and two runs in the win. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel varsity baseball team rallies in fifth inning to defeat Nandua, 10-7 By Mike McClure

The Laurel varsity baseball team built a 10-4 lead with six runs in the fifth inning of Monday’s non-conference home contest against Nandua. The Bulldogs held off a rally in the final inning for the 10-7 win to advance to 1-1 overall. Laurel jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning as Billy Yossick walked, stole second, and scored on a single by Kyle Brown and Brown stole second, went to third on an error and came home on a sac fly by Chris Cutsail. Brandon Hearne walked, advanced to third on a double by Jake Dubinski, and scored on an RBI ground out by Branden Fischer. Nandua got one run back in the top of the third on a pair of doubles and a walk. The Bulldogs answered with a run in the bottom of the inning when Hearne walked and scored when Jamie Ruhl was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Nandua collected a run on three hits in the fourth and added two more runs in the fifth inning to knot the score at 4-4. Laurel’s offense came together in the bottom of the fifth as Josh Kosiorowski singled in a run, Yossick drew a bases loaded walk, and Cutsail walked to force in a run. Just as it looked like the Bulldogs’ inning would end, the Nandua center fielder misplayed a line drive off the bat of Hearne who went to second with a threerun double to give Laurel some breathing

By Mike McClure

The Laurel varsity softball team overcame five errors in the field to defeat Nandua, 6-3, Monday afternoon in Laurel. Breada Boyce collected three hits and Taylor Oliphant delivered a clutch double to help the Bulldogs move to 2-0 on the year. Nandua scored a pair of runs in the top of the first on two errors and a hit. Laurel cut the deficit to 2-1 with a run in the bottom of the inning, but Nandua added

another run in the second inning on a hit by pitch, a walk, and a hit. The Bulldogs closed the gap in the bottom of the fourth following a single by Breada Boyce. Pinch runner Tomorrow Briddell stole second, went to third on an overthrow, and motored home on an RBI ground out by Kelsey Willey (3-2). Laurel took its first lead of the game in the fifth inning and never looked back. Alexis Oliphant walked and scored on a wild pitch, Kelsey Oliphant reached on Continued on page 43

Laurel’s Jake Dubinski follows through on his swing during Monday’s game in Laurel. Dubinski hit a double against Nandua and also had two hits and an RBI in Tuesday’s game in Seaford. Photo by Mike McClure

room at 10-4. Nandua put three runs on the board in the final inning, but Hearne struck out the Continued on page 43

FACE-OFF- The Wildcats’ Tyler Cornish goes after ball on a face-off during last week’s home win over Milford. Cornish netted a goal in the 11-10 victory. Photo by Mike McClure


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BARRACUDAS- The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club Barracuda swim team held its 2008-09 season banquet on Friday, March 6. The Barracudas celebrated a successful 4-2 season. The team also had many swimmers who swam in the Two-Bay Invitational 2009 meet. The awards for these swimmers were handed out at the banquet. All of the swimmers received a medal for their participation throughout the season. Other awards handed out included Top Scorer Awards, Spirit Awards, Determination Awards, and two Barracuda Awards. Photo by Hilltop Studio

ROADRUNNERS- Delaware TechOwens pitcher Erin Tingle, a graduate o Delmar, prepares to make a pitch during a recent game. See story on page 44.

Sussex Tech girls’ soccer team edges Woodbridge, 2-1 The Sussex Tech varsity girls’ soccer team topped Woodbridge, 2-1, last Tuesday. The Ravens held a 2-0 lead at the half, but the Raiders netted a second half goal to make it close. Kylee Rickards and Abby Adkins tallied Sussex Tech’s goals. Brittany Joseph scored off a feed from Samantha Richey at 41:25 in the second half to make the score 2-1. Woodbridge held a 22-19 advantage in shots and the Ravens had Brittany Joseph a 4-3 edge in corners. Lisa Sekscinski made eight saves for Sussex Tech while Megan Sirkis had 11 saves for the Raiders. Woodbridge fell to Caesar Rodney, 8-0, last Thursday. Sirkis had 16 saves in the team’s 6-0 loss to Tatnall on Saturday.

Shown (l to r) are North Elementary School students who earned medals in the Special Olympics skills and drills competition which took placed recently at Sussex Tech and was open to all Sussex County special athletes: Deshawn Scye, Sam Rash, and Brandon LeBarron. Scye earned a gold medal, Rash received a silver medal, and LeBarron won a bronze medal.

Mother nature forces cancellation of racing at U.S. 13 Dragway Heavy rains throughout the day and night on Saturday and into Sunday morning forced the cancellation of racing at the U.S. 13 Dragway. The Summit ET Point Series will have to wait until this Sunday, April 5 to begin. For more updates and information check the web at or call the dragway office weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 302-875-1911.

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Laurel Stars of the Week

Male Athlete of the WeekJamie Ruhl- Laurel High

Delmar’s Alex Ellis attempts to get past a Milford defender during last Wednesday’s home win. Ellis netted a goal in the 11-10 victory. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar varsity boys’ lacrosse team opens season with a home win By Mike McClure

The Delmar varsity boys’ lacrosse team opened the regular season with an 11-10 win over Milford last Wednesday in Delmar. The Wildcats held a 5-4 lead at the half and led, 11-8, through three quarters of play before holding off the Bucs in the final quarter for the victory. Jose Flores had two goals and an assist and Brad Sensenig, Kevin Forse, and Dominique Showell each tallied a goal to lead Delmar to the half-time lead. Milford opened the third quarter with four straight goals to take an 8-5 lead. Delmar answered with six straight goals to take an 11-8 advantage going into the final quarter. Sensenig netted two goals; Flores had a goal and an assist; and Alex Ellis, Forse, and Tyler Cornish each scored a goal to pace the Wildcats. Milford scored a pair of goals in the fourth quarter, but Delmar held on to win the contest, 11-10. Sean Wilkerson recorded six saves in goal for the Wildcats. Sensenig and Flores scored three goals; Forse had two goals; and Cornish, Showell, and Ellis added one goal apiece.

Female Athlete of the WeekLauren Massey- Delmar High

For the second week in a row, Delmar’s Lauren Massey delivered a gamewinning hit in the eighth inning as the Wildcats topped Red Lion on Monday. Massey’s eighth inning hit also plated the winning run in the Delmar’s over Caesar Rodney. Honorable mention- Breada Boyce- Laurel; Taylor Oliphant- Laurel; Stephanie Wheatley- Laurel; Danielle McWilliams- Delmar; Melanie Twilley- Delmar; Sherloune Charloon- Laurel; Twila McCrea- Laurel; Lauren Hitch- Laurel; Paige Morris- Sussex Tech; Shanay Snead- Sussex Tech; Jenna Allen- Sussex Tech; Logan Pavlik- Sussex Tech; Maxine Fluharty- Sussex Tech; Justin Rife- Laurel; David Albert- Laurel; Zach Exume- Laurel; Ryan Boyce- Laurel; Ryne Wood- Laurel; Brad Sensenig- Delmar; Jose Flores- Delmar; Kevin Forse- Delmar; Seth Benson- Delmar; Jake Dubinski- Laurel; Kyle Brown- Laurel; Billy Yossick- Laurel; Chris CutsailLaurel; Brandon Hearne- Laurel; Jeff Fleetwood- Delmar; Dylan Shupe- Delmar; Jose Dina- Delmar; Herb Quick- Sussex Tech; Zach Adkins- Sussex Tech; Justin Allen- Sussex Tech; Emir LaRoya- Sussex Tech; Andrew Townsend- Sussex Tech; Mike LaPointe- Delmarva Christian; Justin Hawkes- Delmarva Christian Laurel senior hurler Jamie Ruhl collected two hits including a double and had a run and an RBI in his team’s home win over Nandua on Monday. Ruhl also picked up the win on the mound for the Bulldogs.



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Delmar senior Kevin Forse looks to make his way to the goal during last week’s win over Milford. Forse netted two goals to pace the Wildcats. Photo by Mike McClure

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Delmar’s Cody Salerno looks to pass to a teammate during his team’s home win over Milford in the season opener last Wednesday. Photo by Mike McClure


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Laurel boys’, girls’ track and field team competes in first meet of season In very cool weather the Bulldog boys’ and girls’ track teams showed their Bulldog pride by competing very well in a losing effort against Sussex Tech last Tuesday in Georgetown. The boys’ team got points from Ryan Boyce and Ryne Wood, second and third in the 1,600; Jean Ilera, second in the 200 meter dash; and Wood and Boyce, second and third in the 3,200. Sophomore newcomer Justin Rife placed second in the discus and third in the shot put; Zach Exume and freshman Jermaine Harris finished first and third in the 400 meter run; and David Albert was third in the high jump and second in the long jump and triple jump. According to coach Gary Cannon, the Bulldogs had a very good all around effort. In addition to Albert’s performance, Harris and Roosevelt Joinville also did well in the jumping events. The boys put up points against Delmarva Christian with Ilera and freshman Chris Jones making key contributions. Exume, Harris, C.J. Snead, and Lee Butler scored points in the sprints and short relays; Wood, Boyce, Butler, Adam Horner, Jeremy Handy, and Caleb McDonough performed well in the distance events; and Rife won the shot put and discus. Albert, Harris, and Joinville swept the jumps and hurdles state qualifier Caleb Wilson won due to minor injury.

The Bulldog girls had a good effort from freshman Jhara Ross in the 200, 400 and 4X200 relay along with Kayla Miller, who also finished second in both hurdle events. In the 800 meter run, Sherloune Chaloon finished second and ran an outstanding leg in the 4X400 relay along with Sierra Butler, Lauren Hitch and Twila McCrea. McCrea also finished second in the 200 and 400 along with the long jump, which is a new event for her. In the shot put and discus, Ashley Zarrello and newcomers Kara Mears and Taylor Littleton performed well. Kittie Stancell, also a newcomer, placed in the 200, long jump, and 4X200. Lindsay Dolby and Torrey Edwards also showed well in the 800 and 1,600 meter runs. The Lady Bulldogs had good efforts from everyone against Delmarva Christian including Ross in the 200 and 400; Stancell in the 200 and long jump; and Stancell, Ross, Miller, and Butler in the 4X200. Mears finished second in the shot and discus and veterans McCrea, Zarrello, Chaloon, Hitch, Dolby, and Edwards also had very good efforts according to Cannon. Cannon also thanked the Laurel American Legion and commander Jim Moore and Art Collins Trucking Company, owned by Bert Collins, for their donations to the 2009 Bulldog track team.

Delmar’s Jose Dina comes home with a pitch during last Tuesday’s home loss to Caesar Rodney. Dina singled in a run in the Wildats 1-0 win over Polytech last Friday. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar baseball team blanks Polytech, 1-0 The Delmar varsity baseball team defeated Polytech, 1-0, last Friday in Woodside. The Wildcats moved to 1-1 in the conference and 2-1 overall with the victory. Dylan Shupe tossed a three-hit shutout, Jose Dina singled in Doug Causey (first on error), and Jeff Fleetwood doubled in the Delmar win. Jeff Fleetwood

Polytech rallies to defeat Delmar softball, 4-3

The Delmar varsity softball team fell to 1-2 with a 4-3 road loss to Polytech last Friday. The Wildcats and Panthers each scored two runs in the first innings and Delmar added a run in the fifth for a 3-2 lead. Polytech put a pair of runs on the board in the seventh inning to pull out the 4-3 win. Melanie Twilley doubled for the Wildcats. Melanie Twilley

Delmar senior Kelsey Murrell puts the ball in play during her team’s home loss to Caesar Rodney last Tuesday. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar’s Christen Bozman puts the ball in play as goalie Ashley Matos looks on during the girls’ soccer team’s home contest last week. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel Stacking Bulldogs place first in Maryland competition

The Laurel Stacking Bulldogs traveled to Owings Mills, Md., Last weekend to compete at the Maryland State Sport Stacking Championships. Foster Haynes, a fifth grader at Laurel Intermediate School, took the tournament’s top prize as overall tournament champion. In addition to scoring a personal best in two events, Foster also earned first place in all of his individual, team, and doubles events. Quentin Wilkerson also took first place in each of his events in his age division. Nathan Moyer was another stacker who did exceptionally well and earned first place trophies for his division.

Delmar varsity golf team loses to Polytech, 198-228, in opener Delmar senior Seth Benson paced the Wildcat golf team with a 49 in last Wednesday’s 198-228 loss to Polytech. Corey Phillips added a 53 for Delmar.

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MORNING STAR • APRIL 2 - 8, 2009 Laurel softball continued fielder’s choice and scored on a passed ball, and Taylor Oliphant doubled in Jenna Cahall (walk) and scored on an RBI single by Boyce to give Laurel a 6-3 lead. Laurel pitcher Stephanie Wheatley al-

PAGE 43 lowed three runs on four hits and a walk and struck out eight to pick up the win as the Bulldogs kept Nandua off the board in the final two innings. Boyce went 3-3 with a run and an RBI and Taylor Oliphant went 1-2 with a double, a run, and an RBI.

Laurel senior Jamie Ruhl comes home with a pitch during his team’s non-conference win over Nandua. Ruhl picked up the win on the mound and also had a pair of hits at the plate. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel baseball continued final batter to give the Bulldogs the 10-7 win. Yossick went 1-2 with two walks and two runs; Brown had a hit, a run, and an RBI; Hearne doubled, drew a pair of walks, scored two runs, and drove in three; Kosiorowski went 1-2 with a walk, a run, and an RBI; and Ruhl went 2-3 with a double, a run, and an RBI and

earned the win on the mound. In last Tuesday’s 5-4 loss to Seaford, Fischer went 2-3 with a run; Dubinski was 2-4 with an RBI; and Brown had a hit and two runs. Hearne added a hit and a run, Kosiorowski had a hit and an RBI; and Cutsail and Yossick chipped in with one hit each. Tyler Webb also allowed one run on three hits in three innings of relief.

Laurel pitcher Stephanie Wheatley allowed three runs on four hits and struck out nine to earn her second win of the season in Monday’s win over Nandua. Photo by Mike McClure

Saturday, May 16, 2009 9:30 a.m. Tee Time

at the Seaford

Golf & Country Club Tournament Information:

We recommend you submit your registration and payment prior to April 30th as space is limited to 20 teams.

LAUREL SOFTBALL- Laurel’s Breada Boyce collects one of her three hits during the Bulldogs’ 6-3 win over Nandua on Monday. Below, Kelsey Oliphant looks to bunt the ball during Monday’s game. Photo by Mike McClure

Cost: $85 per player or $330 for a Four-man Team, includes 18 holes of golf, cart, access to driving range/putting green, lunch, gift and a donation to Higher Ground Youth Ministry that is tax deductible. May 16, 2009: Scramble Format: Team selects best shot from the 8 - 9:15 a.m. - Registration tee through the last putt. 8 a.m. - Driving Range/ Singles, doubles and triples will be Practice Green Open paired to make a foursome. 9:30 a.m. - Shotgun Start Lunch & Awards presented Opportunity to improve your score: immediately following play Mulligan’s $5 each (max 4 per player) Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place team, Seaford Golf & Country Club Closest to the Pin (Men & Women) 1001 W. Locust St., Other Fun Prizes Seaford, DE 19973 Other: Putting & Hole-in-1 Contests, Tournament will be held Rain or Shine Team Photos, 50/50, Silent Auction For Questions or to Register, Contact Blair Hall at 875-8106 Email: Tournament Website: Ministry Website: Higher Ground Youth Ministry is a ministry of Centenary United Methodist Church. Proceeds from the Higher Ground Outreach Golf Tournament will go to Higher Ground Youth Ministry for their mission and outreach programs.


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Delmarva Christian baseball team tops Glasgow for program’s first win By Mike McClure The Delmarva Christian varsity baseball team opened the season with a 12-2 non-conference win over Glasgow for the young program’s first win in its history. The Royals scored nine runs in the first inning and went on to win the game in five innings. Pitcher Mike LaPointe tossed a complete game, allowing three hits and two unearned runs while striking out six. Tyler Troyer doubled and drove in three runs; Justin Hawkes went 3-4 with two RBIs; and Luke Matthews was 2-2 with an RBI for Delmarva Christian. “It really lets us know that we’re taking the right steps forward,” Delmarva

Christian head coach Ed Zitvogel said of the win. “We’ve just been working hard, trying to get kids out.” The Royals was unable to finish the season last year because they didn’t have enough players. Delmarva Christian didn’t have varsity baseball in 2007 and the Royals did not win a game in their inaugural year (2006). This season Delmarva Christian has 17 players on its baseball team, not bad for a school with a population of just 120 students. “It was huge. They got back in school on Wednesday. Everybody was excited for them,” Zitvogel said. “It was a very big win for our school.”

Del Tech-Owens softball team wins pair of doubleheaders The Delaware Technical and Community College, Owens campus, softball team won a pair of doubleheaders against New Jersey teams last weekend. On Saturday, the Roadrunners blanked Cumberland, 4-0, in the first game of the twin bill as Erin Tingle tossed seven shutout innings, striking out 14 while allowing three hits. Tingle, Mindi Wheatley, and Amanda Swift each went 1-3 with a double. In the second game, Kim Owens moved to 3-0 with her team’s 12-3 win in five innings. Owens allowed three runs on six hits and struck out nine and also went 3-4 with two doubles and a triple. Jenna Adkins also added a triple in the win. On Sunday, Del Tech topped Raritan Valley, 13-0, in game one. Tingle pitched five innings of two hit ball and struck out nine for the win. Kelsey Riggleman went 3-4 with a double. Owens doubled, and Tingle and Kristine Jackson each went 2-3. In the second game, Tingle moved to 6-3 on the year with the win in relief in the Roadrunners’ 23-4 victory. Tingle also went 2-3 with a double, Riggleman was 4-4 with a pair of doubles, Wheatley batted 3-4 with a double, Ashley Ivory went 3-5 with a double, and Amanda Horsey and Marie Richards each tripled.

Sussex Tech track and field team hosts three area schools The Sussex Tech varsity track and field team hosted Seaford, Laurel, and Delmarva Christian in a meet last Tuesday in Georgetown. The results follow: Boys- Sussex Tech 110.5, Laurel 29.5; Sussex Tech 91, Seaford 54; Sussex Tech 134, Delmarva Christian 0; Laurel 85, Delmarva Christian 6- 3,200 relay- 1. Sussex Tech (Townsend, Betts, Price, Spellman), 9:26; 110 hurdles- 1. Nazaret Garcia, Seaford, 17.5; 100- 1. Josh Strand, Sussex Tech, 11.5; 800 relay- 1. Sussex Tech (Collins, Strand, Warrington, Dennis), 1:38; 1,600- 1. Tim Fields, Seaford, 4:45; 400 relay1. Sussex Tech (Cannon, Dennis, Collins, Sivels), 46.2; 400- 1. Yvens St. Phard, Seaford, 55.8; 300 hurdles- 1. Garcia, Seaford, 46.7; 800- 1. Andrew Townsend, Sussex Tech, 2:06; 200- 1. Desmond Sivels, Sussex Tech, 23.7; 3,200- 1. Jamie Price, Sussex Tech, 10:45; 1,600 relay- 1. Sussex Tech (Townsend, Barron, Pepper, Betts), 3:51; shot put- 1. Earl Batten, Sussex Tech, 43’ 9”; discus- 1. Batten, Sussex Tech, 113’ 10”; long jump- 1. Emir Laroya, Sussex Tech, 20’ 9”; triple jump- 1. Laroya, Sussex Tech, 39’ 1”; high jump- 1. Lee Mayer, Seaford, 6’; pole vault- 1. Zack Hearn, Seaford, 11’ Girls- Sussex Tech 100, Laurel 29; Sussex Tech 113, Delmarva Christian 8; Sussex Tech 106, Seaford 29; Laurel 77, Delmarva Christian 17- 3,200 relay- 1. Sussex Tech (Carillo, Ritter, Patel, Wharton), 11:51; 110 hurdles- 1. Crystal Wilson, Sussex Tech, 16.6; 100- 1. Shanay Snead, Sussex Tech, 13.0; 800 relay- 1. Sussex Tech (Snead, Handy, Galon, Wilson), 1:53.5; 1,600- Emily Ritter, Sussex Tech, 5:53; 400 relay- 1. Sussex Tech (Haas, Galon, Wilson, Morris), 55.9; 400- 1. Whitney Handy, Sussex Tech, 1:05; 300 hurdles- 1. Anitra Hughes, Seaford, 56.0; 800- 1. Wharton, Sussex Tech, 2:40; 200- 1. Snead, Sussex Tech, 27.4; 3,200- 1. Ritter, Sussex Tech, 12:52; 1,600 relay- 1. Sussex Tech (Galon, Wilson, Handy, Snead), 4:41; shot put- 1. Paige Morris, Sussex Tech, 35’ 7”; discus- 1. Morris, Sussex Tech, 103’ 1”; long jump- 1. Morris, Sussex Tech, 15’ 2”; triple jump- 1. Ritter, Sussex Tech, 30’ 10”; high jump- 1. Wells, Sussex Tech, 4’ 4”; pole vault- 1. Mallorie Burd, Delmarva Christian, 8’

Atlantic Coastal Drillers to hold tryouts at Laurel Middle School The Atlantic Coastal Drillers, a semi-pro team in the NABF Eastern Shore Baseball league, will hold tryouts on Sunday, April 19 and Saturday, April 25 at 1 p.m. at Laurel Middle School. The Drillers play a 24 game regular season schedule from the last week in May to the first of August in Salisbury. There is a double elimination tournament at the end of the year. The winner of the regular season and the winner of the tournament get a chance to play in a regional tournament for a chance to play in the NABF World Series in Louisville, KY in August. The age group is 18 and older (anyone under 18 needs a parent to sign a release form to try out). There are several spots available for the 2009 season. The cost to play in the league is $150 (if you make the team). Visit the team’s website at (go to the Eastern Shore League).

Raven Roundup- Varsity baseball, softball teams earn wins By Mike McClure The Sussex Tech varsity baseball and softball teams each topped Lake Forest last week after opening the season with losses to Sussex Central. The baseball team picked up a 12-3 win over Lake Forest on Friday as Eric Sharff notched 10 strikeouts. Seth Hastings had two hits including a home run and drove in four runs, Justin Allen scored three runs, and Chad Sturgeon homered. Zach Adkins went 2-4 in the 5-2 loss to Sussex Central on Tuesday. James Smith alLauren Smith lowed one run on one hit and struck out one in three innings of relief for the Ravens. The Lady Ravens earned a 15-4 victory over Lake Forest on Friday, scoring 15 runs on 15 hits. Cassidy Taylor allowed four runs on five hits for the win. Jenna Allen had three hits including a pair of doubles, Lauren Smith had two doubles, Logan Pavlik collected three hits including a double, Samantha Bowersox hit a Logan Pavlik three-run homer, and Kelsey Doherty doubled. Boys’ lacrosse team nets opening win- The Sussex Tech varsity boys’ lacrosse team topped Salisbury School, 7-4, in the season opener last Monday. David Fluharty had two goals and an assist, Ben Bateman netted two goals, Jacob Bernier had one goal and two assists, and Quinn Stewart added a goal and an assist. Andrew Hitchens recorded 12 saves in the victory. Girls’ lacrosse team edged by Friends- The Lady Ravens’ lacrosse team lost a nailbiter, 11-10, last Friday despite seven goals by Maxine Fluharty. Golf team notches second win- The Sussex Tech varsity golf team earned its second win of the season with a 164-186 victory over Indian River last week. Herb Quick was the medalist with a 37 and Clayton Bunting and Tim Gaskin each shot a 40 for the Ravens.

Sussex Tech girls soccer nets 2-1 victory over Seaford The Sussex Tech varsity girls’ soccer team earned a home win with a 2-1 victory over Seaford last Thursday. Katina Stamat scored the only goal of the first half for a 1-0 Ravens’ lead. Leanne Rowe added a second half goal before Seaford’s Macey Cordrey made it 2-1 at 66:00.

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Gas Lines Prices pass $2 nationally

For the first time in nearly five months, the national average price of gasoline increased to $2.01 a gallon on Thursday. The last time gas prices were at this level was the week before Thanksgiving when the national average fell to $2.02 a gallon on November 20. The price of gasoline had remained below $2 for past 18 weeks. Crude oil rose to its highest level in almost four months, closing at $52.38 last Friday. Prices increased largely due to a rally in the stock market following the U.S. Treasury announcement to support the struggling banking industry. The prospect of increased economic activity, and thus greater demand for oil, helped push prices to their closing marks. Since the beginning of 2009 crude oil prices have increased nearly 21%. Also last week, U.S. Petroleum demand shrunk to its lowest level in six years. Strangely, domestic production during February was at the highest level

the industry has ever witnessed, according to the American Petroleum Institute. As another sign of the times, the Energy Information Administration is forecasting that gasoline demand will decline nearly 0.3% this year, compared to 2008. “Economic concerns being what they are – nobody wants to see gas prices going up. Motorists take notice when their local gas stations cross that $2 mark,” said Catherine L. Rossi, manager of Public and Government Affairs. “What do we see in store for the days ahead? Stable gas prices would be a motorist’s best hope for spring, but drivers shouldn’t hold their breath. “Normally, we see some price increases in April and this year will be no different. We’ll likely see prices between $2 and $2.25 in most markets – which wouldn’t be so bad considering that last year at this time, the national average was $3.26.” Local pricing Locally, one station in Seaford was selling regular gasoline for $1.949 a gallon on Tuesday, 10 cents a gallon higher than a week ago and 20 cents a gallon higher than two weeks ago.

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Seaford Bowling Lanes Tuesday AM Mixed

High games and series Scott Causey 251. 673 Ellen Messick 255, 678

Eastern Shore Men

High games and series Ed Corbert 304 Josh James 791

Baby Blue Jays

High games and series Mason Whitelock 184 Dylan Carey 334 Michelle Talley 175, 320

Seaford City

High games and series Richard Wadkins 305 Ronnie Bradley 791

Sunday Nite Mixed

SPIRIT AWARDS- This season’s Spirit Award winners are shown (l to r): Coach Todd Drace, Brad Lamenza, Coach Rachel Drace; bottom row: Claudia Carey, Samantha Cotten, Rebecca Wheatley, Ged Pearson, Paige Butler, Dylan Drace, Nicole Greenwood, Cailey Hastings, and Megan Perdue. Recipients not pictured: Taylor Daudt.

Seaford Department of Recreation to take trip to see Orioles

276 750 269, 726

Mardel ABC

High games and series Jerry Wooters 306, 770

High games and series Michael Berg 335 Todd James 800 Crystal James 298 Shana Wheatley 742



High games and series Lee Willey 273 Steve Teagle 696 Danielle Johnson 242 Darlene Beuachamp 641

High games and series Brad Heritage 272, 686 Stephanie Williams 271 Shelby Causey 671

Christian Fellowship

TOP SCORERS- This season’s Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club swim team’s top scorers are shown (l to r): top: Todd Drace, coach, Erika Smith 97.25 points, Chris Michel 73 points, Ali Schwartz 63 points, Briana Hall 159.25 points, Rachel Drace, coach, Dena DuPont 76.25 points; bottom row: Cameron Johnson 59 points, Brittany Hall 97.50 points, Hannah Simmons 90.50 points, Jarius Hinds 79.25 points. Not pictured: Hannah Venables 67.25 points.

Mark Benson Lou Dobson Erma Baker

High games and series Mark Melson 233 Kevin Brightwell 672 Charlotte Mullins 247, 686

Wednesday AM Mixed

High games and series Mike Baker 276

High games and series Michael Berg 294, 776

Friday Trios

Club 50

High games and series Les Elliott 298, 769 Carol Hopkins 260 Shirley Ellis 711

Thursday Night Mixed

High games and series Dale Burgess 276, 713

Norma Hopkins

256, 690

Sunday Adult/ Youth

High games and series Bill Graver, Jr. 302 Doug Avery 832 Brandi Lewis 281, 740 Ben Hearn 277, 745 Taylor Richey 278, 755

Tuesday Early Mixed

High games and series Jeff Nelson 273 Dale Parker 701 Norma Lee Horne 258 Tami Littleton 691

Senior Express

High games and series Joe Walker 322, 898 Yvonne Rosters 322, 847

Young Adults

High games and series Jacob Dubinski 270 Tyler Merritt 688 Kristyn Parlier 240, 645

DETERMINATION AWARDS- This season’s Determination Award winners are (l to r): Coach Rachel Drace, Carol Anne McFarlin, Elisha White, Ethan White, Coach Todd Drace; bottom row: Shelby Williams, Hannah Henderson, Bridget Johnson, Kathryn Donati, Allison Beard, and Kayla Booros. Recipients not pictured: Victoria Dalton and Katie Ferree.

Orioles vs Yankees at Camden Yards- SDR will take a trip to see the Baltimore Orioles host the New York Yankees on Friday, May 8. The cost is $55 which includes the game ticket and charter bus. The bus leaves from Seaford High School at 4 p.m. Call the office to reserve your seat early. There are only 46 tickets available.

Seaford Recreation Department prepares for softball season

The Seaford Recreation Department is getting ready for the softball season. Anyone interested in entering a team into the men’s slo-pitch, men’s modified, or co-ed Sunday leagues can call the office at 629-6809 for more details. There will be coach’s meetings scheduled at a later date. Entry fees will be determined depending on the number of teams in the league, so register your team now.



If it’s not in the Star, it’s not in the local paper.

SALUTING A LOCAL STAR- Shown (l to r) are Delaware Sports Hall of Famer Ron Dickerson, former star player and coach Ben Sirman, Norma Jean Fowler of Laurel Library, and Morris Harris, the Laurel Alumni historian. Harris is shown presenting the library with a copy of the scrapbook of Sirman’s illustrious career as a star athlete at Laurel and Swarthmore as well as a coach for both Seaford and Woodbridge. Photo by Jim Hill of Hilltop Studio


 MORNING STAR • APRIL 2 - 8, 2009

Seaford/Laurel Star varsity spring sports scoreboard

Softball- Laurel 4, Cape 0- Jenna Cahall doubled in a run during a two run third inning and Breada Boyce and Cassidy Elliott each had one out singles during the two run sixth inning to pace the Bulldogs. Stephanie Wheatley allowed three hits and no walks and struck out four in the shutout win. Sussex Central 8, Woodbridge 0- Grace Reardon had two hits including a double. Delmar 4, Red Lion Christian 3 (Monday)- Lauren Massey went 2-3 including the game-winning hit and Danielle McWilliams struck out 11 for the win. Sussex Tech 8, Delmar 2- Jenna Allen had two hits and four RBIs; Kim Smith collected two hit; and Melony Thompson added two hits including a home run and three RBIs for the Ravens. Delmar’s Lindsay Lloyd and Melanie Twilley each doubled. Lake Forest 5, Seaford 1- Shannon Wright collected two hits and scored a run for the Jays. (See story in next week’s Seaford Star). Soccer- Cape 3, Woodbridge 1- Leslie DeRoche scored on a penalty kick and Megan Sirkis made seven saves for the Raiders. Milford 2, Sussex Tech 0- Lisa Sekcinski recorded eight saves in the loss. Baseball- Sussex Tech 9, Delmar 1- Steve Sharff had two hits including a home run; Zach Adkins contributed three hits including a pair of doubles and allowed one run on five hits; James Smith collected two hits; and Shane Marvel doubled for Tech. Doug Causey doubled and Jeff Fleetwood had two hits for Delmar. Laurel 2, Cape Henlopen 1- Tyler Webb struck out 10 in seven innings for the win and Branden Fischer went 2-3 with a double and two RBIs. Lake Forest 3, Seaford 1- Zach Reynolds doubled and struck out 11 while allowing three runs on four hits for Seaford. (See story in next week’s Seaford Star.) Sussex Central 14, Woodbridge 4- The Raiders’ Micah Idler went 1-3 with a triple and Taylor Hashman hit a three-run home run in his only at bat. Golf- Caesar Rodney 164, Delmar 206- Seth Benson led the Wildcats with a 44. Sussex Tech 179, Lake Forest 188- Sussex Tech’s Herb Quick was the medalist with a 42, Tim Gaskin added a 45, and Trey Smith and Clayton Bunting each shot a 46. Seaford 180, Woodbridge 235- Matt Lank was the medalist with a 40, Tyler Hughes had a 41, and Greg Brooke added a 44. John Tomeski led Woodbridge with a 57. Boys’ tennis- Seaford 5, Lake Forest 0 (Monday)- Tim Halter won 6-0, 6-0; Spencer Noel added a 6-0, 6-2 win; and Tyrek Camper won third singles, 6-1, 6-0. Philip DeMott and Arlie Wooters won first doubles, 6-1, 6-3 and Daniel DeMott and Steve Neithardt won, 6-0, 6-1. Girls’ tennis- Seaford 5, Lake Forest 0 (Monday)- Kelly Kimpton, Whitley Maddox, and Kim Graves each won, 6-0, 6-0. Emily Nielson and Emily Hubbard took their first doubles match, 6-1, 7-5 and Jennifer Scudder and Jackie Torkelson won, 6-0, 6-3.

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Seaford’s Zack Hearn works on getting prepared for the pole vault in Tuesday’s meet in Seaford against Dover. See next week’s Star for results from the local track meets. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Vincent Glover eyes the finish line in the 100 yard dash where he finished first in the heat for Seaford with a time of 11.0 during Tuesday’s home meet against Dover. See results in next week’s Seaford Star. Photo by Lynn Schofer

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Once-thriving gristmills, former plantations and quaint, historic churches dot the landscape of western Sussex County. Finding those sometimes outof-the-way sites, though, can be an adventure unto itself. A proposed scenic route aims to change that. County Council, at its Tuesday, March 31, meeting, agreed to sponsor an effort that would create a byway linking cultural sites in western Sussex County. Known as the Western Sussex Scenic and Historic Byway, the proposed route would help connect historic locations while promoting tourism in the area. The route designation would extend more than 22 miles in the area of the U.S. 13 corridor, snaking its way on existing back roads from Bridgeville through Seaford and Bethel to Laurel. Dan Parsons, county historic preservation planner, said with the county’s sponsorship, an ap-

Bridgeville crash is fatal

The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Tuesday evening at approximately 8:54 p.m. west of Bridgeville. Investigators said a 1996 Mercedes RD, operated by Ravi C. Ganesh, 66 of Hyattsville, MD was traveling east on Rt. 404 approximately one mile west of the intersection with Rt. 16. A 2000 Toyota 4-Runner, operated by Alexander Gardiner, 56, of Thurmont, MD was traveling west on 404 approaching the Mercedes. For an unknown reason the Toyota drifted across the center line of the road and crossed into the oncoming path of the Mercedes. Both vehicles collided head on in the east bound lane of travel. Following the collision the Mercedes caught fire, but emergency crews were able to extricate Ganesh before the vehicle was engulfed. However, Ganesh died on the scene as a result of the injuries he received from the initial crash. Gardiner was treated and released from Milford Memorial Hospital for bruising to the chest as well as neck and back strain. Seatbelts were worn by both operators and alcohol is not a factor. The crash remains under investigation and charges are expected to levied against Gardiner.

Bridgeville man wanted

The Delaware State Police have obtained arrest warrants for Jose Nedar Reyes-Castro, 19, formally of Bridgeville for his role in assisting a 12-year-old runaway from returning home. The investigation began after Nathaly Alonzo, 12, of Lilly Meadow Drive, Bridgeville, did not return home from school on Friday, March 26. Police learned that Alonzo did not go to school

plication to create the byway can now move forward to the Delaware Department of Transportation, which must approve such a designation. If DelDOT approves it, federal funds then will be sought to help draft a corridor management plan, a document which would identify ways to link and draw attention to historical landmarks along the route. Other than staff time, no county funds would go toward the project, and property owners along the route would maintain their land development rights, Parsons said. “The byway will help shed light on a portion of Sussex County’s culture that emerged along the Nanticoke River watershed, a portion which was, until after the Revolutionary War, a part of Maryland,” Parsons said. “We hope that this will bring people to the area and educate them on how the agrarian towns

that day and voluntarily left her home with a housemate, Jose Nedar Reyes-Castro. Reyes-Castro had been staying with the family for six months. Police had spoken to family members that informed detectives that the pair was seen together on Saturday, March 27, at 11 a.m. at a separate family member’s house in Bridgeville. On Sunday, Alonzo called her family to let them know she was okay. Detectives were able to obtain the cell phone number that she called on and traced the number to a person in Candor, NC. This person informed investigators that Reyes-Castro and Alonzo asked to borrow his cellular phone while they were at a local gas station in Georgia, just north of the Florida state line. The man also informed police that the pair seemed content and they were heading to Florida. He further advised they were driving a Ford Explorer. Detectives learned that ReyesCastro had obtained the Ford Explorer from a friend in Laurel on Friday and failed to return it to her. The registration number on the vehicle is PC55921. Because of this information the state police after consultation from the Attorney Generals Office obtained arrest warrants for Reyes-Castro for Kidnapping 2nd degree, Interference with Custody, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Theft of a Motor Vehicle. Troopers have found no evidence that Reyes-Castro wants to harm Alonzo. Alonzo has also been listed as an active missing juvenile and entered into local and national databases indicating same. Anyone having information on their whereabouts is urged to call detectives at Troop 5 at 3371090 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800. TIP.3333.

and sprawling farms along the route came to be, and how the passage of time has shaped and changed it.” Western Sussex offers plenty of history in just a short drive, with sites including the Hearn and Rollins Mill, Cannon’s Ferry, the Governor Ross Mansion, Old Christ Church, and many others. The application is the next step in what has already been a five-year process. In 2004, the Western Sussex Scenic and Historic Byway Citizens Committee, comprised of interested citizens from the area, began efforts to boost tourism to their communities and local historic attractions. Meantime, the citizens committee that began work in 2004 will re-form to take additional input from the communities. Officials hope to have the application approved by March 2010.

SCFCU supports Scout project. On Wednesday, March 11, Sussex County Federal Credit Union presented Zach Hearn with a donation to help him with his “Eagle Scout” project. Sussex County Federal Credit Union member, Zach Hearn’s service project is to help the residents of the Teen Challenge Program (formally the Seaford Mission of Hope) by presenting each new resident with a Welcome Kit. These kits will contain enough toiletries for eight weeks along with underwear, socks and writing tools. Presenting Zach Hearn (center) with a donation for his Eagle Scout project is Sussex County Federal Credit Union Board Member, Wayne Obermire (left) and VP of Business Development, Paula Campbell (right).


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Cast of Laurel Lions 48th Annual Variety Show “A Look At The 1960’s”

Mayor John Shwed has some “Ra-Ra” left.

Show Director Bob Martin and Lisa Fasold Do “Laugh In”

“Show-Stopper” Everett Hart with M.C. Dennis O’Neal

Jillian Queen sings “People”

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Warm spring afternoons and Doing the Towns Together well-deserved recognitions LAUREL AND DELMAR SOCIALS

Spring has definitely sprung here on Delmarva, at least here in our western Sussex town of Laurel. Just take a moment to look around at the constantly changing landscape and you will agree that nature has reawakened after a cold, but not too snow-packed, winter. Daffodils have been blooming along the porch for several weeks now, protected to a degree from the bitter winds that bite through even the heaviest outerwear. The winds have been particularly strong this late winter/early spring, or so it seems to me. The protective plastic coverings for our screen porch have suffered damage several times. It is at such times that we head for the old faithful duct tape. If it will not solve the problem, then absolutely nothing will. Whatever did we do before the birth of that heavy gray tape or before plastic bags came into our homes? Forsythia is nearly at peak performance, our tulip tree has been hard hit by the fluctuating temperatures this spring, Bradford pear trees are approaching their peak of blooming, dogwood trees are filling out. These days of early spring it is particularly easy to spot gardeners. We are the ones who, after working outside for a few hours to get an early start on the ravages of winter, walk a little stooped, giving way to aching muscles that have been dormant since last fall. While the temperatures outside have not been too high up on the thermometer yet, our porch has been a lovely haven of warmth from noon until dusk most of these early spring days. As the rocker beckons and the sun beams through the plastic coverings, there is peaceful time to think about good things that have happened to Laurel and special friends. Warm afternoons provide time to reminisce and put one’s soul at ease. Well-deserved and well-earned recognition was accorded a very special Laurelite recently when Midge McMasters was named Laurel’s Citizen of the Year. This award could not have been presented to a more deserving person. We became friends years ago, and though we are not in constant touch anymore, Midge will always be considered a special friend. My earliest memories of Midge are of her rushing her brood of offspring into Centenary Church each Sunday. For all of the years I have known her, she has been mov-


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Randall, Deena and Blanche Hitchens took a trip to Philadelphia last Saturday to see the play “Blood Relations,” the life and times of Lizzie Borden, a murder mystery. The play was directed by Josh Hitchens who works in Philadelphia directing and acting in various productions there. Josh is the son of Deena and Randall and the grandson of Blanche and Ralph Hitchens. The play was greatly enjoyed by all attending. Kati Ward, daughter of John and Donna Ward, and her three University of Delaware roommates Danielle Posess, Molly Rand and Marrisa Shapiro treated their mothers to a girls’ night out at the University. The group enjoyed a day on campus followed by shopping and dinner in Philadelphia. All four girls will be graduating in May and traveling to four different parts of the country, many tears will be shed in the next few months, but no doubt they’ll be looking forward to many future reunions. The Laurel Red Hat Chatter Hatters report having had a fabulous lunch on Thursday, March 26 at the Bon Apetite restaurant in Seaford for their monthly meeting. Then one of the same Laurel groups, the “Bonnets and Boas,” on Tuesday, March 24, treated themselves to Chinese cuisine in Seaford for their monthly outing.

Ladies of the Laurel class of ‘59 will meet April 8 at noon at the R&R Restaurant in Laurel. I am told that this class is preparing for a 50th reunion on a busy weekend in May. This will be the time of the Strawberry festival, the Laurel Garden tour and this class will be one of the honor classes that evening at the Alumni banquet. From what I hear, the 59ers. are preparing to celebrate the entire weekend.

Friends of the Laurel Library wish to thank everyone who attended their Blues Chaser dinner on March 1 and all of those who participated in any way with special thanks to the Humanairs, who gave their time and talents to entertain the whole afternoon. (In exchange, they only got a free dinner!) Another item concerning this same groupthey will have a fantastic, big book sale at the library from April 13-18 and the hours to come and select your summer reading materials are: Monday and Tuesday-10 a.m. to 5.m., Wednesday and Thursday noon to 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will be held in the Community room at the library and the price of books range from 25 cents to $1 inexpensive reading for summer’s pleasure! The Historical Society, at their board meeting on March 23, announced an ambitious agenda for the coming season. Fund raisers are a definite necessity as our historical properties must be maintained, thus the need for continual funding. They will have a booth at the Strawberry Festival in May, a membership dinner (open to all) in June, Bingo in August and have planned again to have the Cook House open on Sundays during the late Spring and Summer. If you are a member of the Society step forth and offer some services for this much needed cause. Still recuperating from serious injuries, Thomas Wright, remains in ICU at Christiana Hospital. Also on the get-well list, Flaudine Otwell following recent surgery and Cecile Jones is in Rehab at PRMC. (All of the above as written on Monday.) Special happy birthday wishes from friends to Ward Culver and Joe Hebert on April 2, and to a special little girl, Jana Ruark, who will blow out 10 candles on her cake on April 4, and to a special mother, Beatrice Bryan, who will be 85 on April 7 with love from her children.

We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of: Lloyd Jewell and Daniel Whaley. We continue with prayers for our service men and service women and for friends who are ill: Thomas Wright, Richard Brumbley, Jean Henry, Calvin Hearn, Mary Wilson, Alvin Lutz, Harriett MacVeigh, Steve Trivits, Robert Truitt, Patrick Starr, Joyce Lord, Bob Christian, June Williams, Bob Horn, Hattie Puckham, Donald Layton, Sr. Flaudine Otwell, Cecile Jones and Martha Windsor. Happy birthday wishes for April to: Richard Whaley on April 1; Viola Cannon, Connie Justis, Ida Morris, Mary Perdue and Darleen Whaley, April 2; Norman Derrickson and Doris Clarke, April 4; Ron Whaley, April 5; Robert Henderson and Margaret Starr, April 8; Maurice Duncan and Janet Messick, April 9. “What a wonderful life I’ve had, I only wish I’d realized it sooner!” See you in the stars.


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Opinion Letters to the Editor Water rescue hero

On Friday, March 27, about 4 p.m. Al Schmidt (Wilmington) was fishing in his bass boat along the Nanticoke River in Seaford. Schmidt was dislodged from his seat and fell into the Nanticoke River without a (functioning) life vest. Several local residents called 911. The Water Rescue and Scuba Diving Teams from Seaford, Blades, Laurel and Sharptown, Md. were dispatched to the scene along the Nanticoke River at the Blades bridge on Market Street. Upon our arrival, we found that Timothy Morris of Concord Road, Seaford, without regard for his own personal safety, had rescued Schmidt from drowning in the Nanticoke River. Without this gallant effort we feel that Mr. Schmidt would have certainly been a drowning victim. Ron Marvel

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How much chaos and fear can we take?

The beginning of Friday, March 20, began here at Pepperbox in “normal” mode, but by 9:30 a.m. it quickly turned sour. In normal fashion, our two youngest grandchildren had boarded the school busses. One was prepared to finish up her DSTP testing, the first-grader was happy just to be going to school; he loves it. Their older brother was to report to Sussex Tech by 11:30 a.m., and have two regular classes that afternoon. As most of your readers know, official phone calls were made, alerting parents and caregivers of the frightening news about textmessaged threats, pipe bomb alerts; entire schools being evacuated or placed on lockdown. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Oh really? Frantic parents working long distances from home, other caregivers (friends, grandparents, relatives), school personnel diverted from their usual tasks, our safety personnel shifted from routine to high-alert mode — all minds focused on the whereabouts of the children and their well-being. The perpetrators (at this point, two adults and two juveniles) managed to alarm innocent children, students, parents, and the entire western part of Sussex County. Let’s look at what “hurt” was really inflicted, and at what cost. Children were denied their normal routine. Bus drivers’ routines were upset. Working parents’ schedules were inter-

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fered with, certainly some loss of pay resulted. Caregivers’ plans were also rearranged. School personnel’s priorities were forced to shift performing job description duties to exhibiting “survival tactics.” Even the general public experienced some fallout — traffic re-routing, parking and shopping inconveniences. Add to that, the expected, “I heard that ……,” gossip factor. News reporters informed us the maximum jail sentence and the maximum fine that could be assessed. The dollar amount per Sussex Countian-affected cannot ever be recouped by any size fine or imprisonment of those guilty of committing this senseless act. If one adds up the number of students displaced, courses or lesson plans disrupted, meals not eaten/served, the testing interruption of students (What will be the decision regarding DSTP administration?). The damage done far exceeds any fine and punishment meted out. Then there is one more important factor: How much residual trauma will our youngsters experience, perhaps years later? Lois E. Evans Laurel

Ride for Muscular Dystrophy Assoc.

In just the last year, seven research projects funded by MDA have had promising outcomes, giving hope to many who suffer from over 43 different kinds of Muscular Dystrophy, which can strike any age group from infants to the elderly. There is constant research going on everyday to determine the causes and find cures. Research costs approximately $82 per minute. That’s almost $5,000 an hour. What can we do in addition to helping to fund research? While research is being

done, we still have to think about things that can be done to help those who live everyday with MD and their families. MDA fundraising also provides equipment to make day-to-day living easier, physical therapy to work with affected muscles and camps that offer activities for children to experience their abilities in spite of their disability. It costs approximately $800 to send one child to camp. On May 2 -3, we will once again be riding with the Eastern Harley Davidson Dealers Association Ride for Life XXII. This ride is the largest motorcycle fundraising event for MDA. We are asking, in this current economic time, that you help us keep up the funds that support MDA. It is now, more than ever, that we need to help and support those around us. Any amount that you can donate will be used to support the funding of research, equipment, therapy and camps. Your donations are 100 percent tax deductible. Please make your check out to The Muscular Dystrophy Association and mail to 4740 Sharptown Road, Laurel, DE 19956. Please donate what you can by April 4, as every donation will help no matter the amount. We would like to “Thank you” in advance for your kind donation. Bret and Dawn Givens


Building codes aren’t enforced

I am a Sussex County resident and recently met before the Sussex County Council about mechanical reviews and inspections on new stick built homes. After meeting with the council, I started surfing the Internet to see if there were other residents who were having problems with the same type of home inspections problems we have had here in Bridgeville. After reading some of the blogs and a news story by the News Journal on Canal Landing, I must say I feel lucky. If you can say lucky to a person who cannot get a consistent 65 degree temperature in their home. After reading the blogs, I discovered that the lack of building code enforcement’s in this county are off the charts. What is the problem? Was it because the council contracted out the work for single family home inspections? Why is it that a brand new home has no insulation in the attic? Why does the county continue to let this happen? Sussex County government cannot continue to let this happen to unsuspecting new homeowners. We come into this county and bring badly needed revenue

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Delaware’s Nationwide Tax Day Tea Parties

A Tax Day Tea Party has been planned in all three counties of Delaware. Orgnizers will be adding their voices to 350 Tea Parties being held in all 50 states to protest out-of-control government spending, and this totally volunteer movement is growing. Confirmed parties include the Circle in Georgetown from noon to 2 p.m., Janosik Park in Laurel from 4 to 8 p.m., Legislative Mall in Dover in the afternoon, and plans are underway for the Riverfront in Wilmington with the party outside 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. followed by an indoor mingle. The Delaware Tax Day Tea Party has partnered with the Delaware Food Bank to do a multi-county food drive. “This sounds great, awesome idea! We would be grateful for collections that would be coming directly to us here at the food bank, since we assist throughout the state.” said Charlotte McGarry, Logistics/ Programs Director for the Food Bank of Delaware. Food donations from the Laurel Tea Party will go to the Good Samaritan Food Panty. The Laurel organizer, Chris Shirey, is also extending an invitation to Local Charities. “Since the Laurel rally will be held during dinner time, I am sending out a invitation to local charities to use us as a fundraiser. It would be a win/win. We get delicious food and we also get an opportunity to support these wonderful groups that do so much for our community. This is just another way for us to be part of the solution and show we do not need a tax hike to pay for taking care of our neighbor.” The Delaware Tea Party official website can be found at Chris Shirey’s email is

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Anyone know why executive compensation is so high? I did it because I could

Does anyone remember those difficult words spoken by an anguished exPresident Clinton when describing why he did what he did with White House intern Monica Lewinsky? I think those words apply quite well to senior executive compensation at America’s businesses. If you own stock in one of them, annually you’ll get a report within which you’ll find the compensation of these individuals. Who supposedly sets the actual compensation for them? The Board of Directors. And, who recommends membership to the board of directors? I’d love to take in the money these folks garner for their limited service. Be on enough boards of directors and, well, one could get rather rich. It’s a great good old boys club. So, here I am as a stock holder and what is my power to hold down executive compensation? Remember, as a stock holder, I am actually an owner of the company. My “power” is to vote for members of the board, either individually or as a group. I haven’t a clue as to which might have said, “Hold on there, board members, we are paying out too much money to CEO Smith” and which ones are rubber stamping whatever passes before them. At best, my control is extremely circumspect, and at worse, absolutely nonexistent, which, in most situations, is the case. Without constraints, the board is free to offer absolutely anything in compensation

Final Word to the top executives. Oh, they may look and see what top executives are getting at other companies. Then, they might say to themselves that we want to be in the upper half or top quartile for executive compensation versus other companies so that Mr. Smith is not enticed away to Company B. Of course, since this same board member may sit on the boards of several other companies where the same philosophy applies, we end up with the situation that all of the children in Lake Woebegone are above average, leading to rampant inflation of executive compensation, the situation we find ourselves in today. And, again, we have Clinton’s admonition, “I did it because I could.” We look at the horrible bonuses situation at AIG and, while there are legal contracts to be complied with, we all fervently say there is something very, very wrong with this picture. The auto industry finds itself the victim of its own excesses and lack of vision. Everything depends on this year’s profits and to heck with the future — that’s someone else’s pain to suffer.

“I’ve got mine and I’m getting out with a bundle. Those coming after me will have one heck of a mess to clean up, but I’m free and clear.” Thus the toxic mortgage situation we find ourselves in today. Deregulate. Of course, deregulate only opens the door to more possibilities of “I did it because I could.” Tell me, why is my natural gas bill higher now when gas prices are but a fraction of what they were a year ago? What we don’t have is some way to get back to reasonable executive compensation. They get what they get because they can and, as a stock holder, I am pretty powerless to change things as they are. My employee is raiding the till and I am powerless to stop him. The only entity that might actually put a lid on this is the government. If someone can suggest an alternative, I’m all ears. Or, is rampant escalation of executive compensation really all right?

Richard T. Eger Seaford

Finally, the lighter side

Tax his land, tax his wage, Tax his bed in which he lays. Tax his tractor, tax his mule, Teach him taxes is the rule. Tax his cow, tax his goat, Tax his pants, tax his coat. Tax his ties, tax his shirts, Tax his work, tax his dirt.

Tax his chew, tax his smoke, Teach him taxes are no joke. Tax his car, tax his grass, Tax the roads he must pass. Tax his food, tax his drink, Tax him if he tries to think. Tax his sodas, tax his beers, If he cries, tax his tears.

Tax his bills, tax his gas, Tax his notes, tax his cash. Tax him good and let him know That after taxes, he has no dough. If he hollers, tax him more, Tax him until he’s good and sore. Tax his coffin, tax his grave, Tax the sod in which he lays. Put these words upon his tomb, “Taxes drove me to my doom!” And when he’s gone, we won’t relax, We’ll still be after the inheritance tax. Author unknown

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February Top Producers

Stimulus 500 W. Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Ph: 302-629-4514 Fax: 302-536-6259 22128 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Ph: 628-8500 Fax: 302-536-6280


Top Selling Agent

Fran Ruark

Top Listing Agent

Randy Hill

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#557303 Cozy 2-BR cottage w/custom renovations & gourmet kit for $189,900 (Licensed agent/owner)

#564472 Spacious ranch on apx. 1.02 acre site in Snug Harbor (replaced bulk heading & rip-rap) $495,000

#566670 A big red barn, double garage & 3-BR Cape Cod on 1.6 Acres for only $129,900!

#562182 Private 36-acre paradise w/pond & 3-BR contemporary home near Laurel. $689,900

#563734 Need a 3-BR, 2-BA m/h in move-in cond. that won’t break the bank!? Only $27,500 (leased lot)

#562443 Only $159,900 for this nice 3-BR, 2-BA home w/ deck & det. garage on corner lot in town

New Listing

New Listing

Brick Home

Beaver Dam

Ridgewood Crossing

New Listing

#566860 1.3 country acres & dwelling that needs interior work. Only $99,500

#567302 4-BR ranch w/ garage, deck & scenic back yard bordered by a stream. $264,500

#565918 Formal LR & DR, FR, kitchen & adj. bkfst rm, 3 BRs, 1.5 baths, scr porch & 2-car garage. $219,000

#567567 Spacious, one-owner brick ranch w/FR, LR w/corner fp, kit & DR, garage & home warranty! $179,900

#567790 Be one of the first homeowners in Seaford’s newest residential community! 3-BR, 2-BA home w/garage for $189,900

#567557 4-BR, 2.5-BA home w/FLA rm & garage in Patty Cannon Estates. $199,500

Cute Colonial!


Country Acres

North Shore

Nanticoke River

Great Location

#566234 3-BR home w/lovely HW floors & new carpet, den w/fp, 3-season room & basement. $160,000

#566535 - Cozy & Well-Kept, 3-BR, 2-BA D/W home w/ lots of upgrades on leased lot in nice Laurel area park. Includes shed & carport for $49,900

#562099 - This 3-BR, 2-BA home w/ scr porch & deck on 3 country acres in Delmar school dist. isn’t far from Maryland or Atlantic beaches. $219,900

#563049 4-BR, 2.5-BA home has a sunroom w/6-person hot tub, bsmt, a/g pool, & lovely corner lot. $279,000

#562846 Cruise To The Chesapeake Bay From Your Back Yard! This home on 1.86-Acres w/ In-Ground Pool is REDUCED to $774,500

#563377 Nice 2-BR home with CA, fresh paint, updated bathroom & all appliances. Includes gazebo & stg. bldg. for $149,900

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New Listing



Governor’s Grant

#567240 A 40x24’ insulated outbldg. w/elec is featured w/this 3-BR, 2.5-BA home w/garage in Hill-N-Dale. $282,500

#563913 You’ll find character & charm in this 4-BR, 2-BA cape cod w/FR in Seaford. Home warranty & more for $189,000

#566939 Located in Rivers End, this home offers 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs, FR, double garage, fireplace, C/A, security system, irrigated lawn & more! $348,500

#567092 On this lot on Records Pond, you’ll enjoy a great view & a smaller, remodeled home, moderately priced at $254,900.

#539152 Only $62,900 for this freshly painted 3-BR home w/ new carpet & central air, situated on large lot.

#559153 Ranch w/ 3 BRs, 2 BAs, formal DR, LR, kit w/bar & eating area, 2-car garage, scr porch & fenced yard. $258,900

Enjoy The View!

Priced To Sell

In Town

Need Storage?

New Listing

Lakeside Manor

#560800 You’d never guess this 3-BR, 3-BA ranch is within the town. Peaceful wooded lot slopes to a small stream. $219,900

#564202 3-BR ranch w/numerous upgrades, lots of storage, garage & outbuildings, and more! $199,900

#553205 It’s a convenient walk to the schools, library, bank & more from this 3BR, 1.5BAhome w/scr porch. $159,900

#560958 3-BR, 2-BA “Class C” home w/ 2 outbldgs: a 6-bay garage w/ doors & a 4-bay pole shed, all on a landscaped 1.3-acre lot N of Laurel. $262,900

#567459 In-town convenience at an affordable price! FP, scr porch, full bsmt, attic, stg shed, fenced yard & more! $160,000

#564100 Lovely 3-BR, 2-BA home w/ garage offers many updates! Fresh paint, 2 new bathrooms; fenced back yard & deck, + more! $189,900

Country Living

#566163 Just move into this 2-BR mobile home w/2-car garage on 7/10 acre lot near Seaford. Only $119,900

Three Restricted Estate Lots in this new subdivision west of Seaford on Rt. 20. Great country location, yet convenient to town. Lot 1 is 2.64 acres for $125,000. Lot 2 is 2.53 acres for $120,000. Lot 3 is 5 acres for $160,000 (MLS 551544, 551546, 551548) Seller said “Make an Offer” on this 14.8 acre parcel w/Leyland Cypress Trees & pond. $189,900 MLS #543871

Yard Sale

In-Town Lots with water and sewer hookups available. No builder tiein! Choose from 5 lots at $65,000 each. (540627) Buy Your Country Lot now and build later! Beautiful wooded and cleared ¾ acre lots available in the heart of Sussex County, yet still close to the beach areas. $69,900 each. Site evaluations complete (#567051)

FUNDRAISER Saturday, April 25, 7 am CFM Office located at Rt. 13 (22128 Sussex Hwy., Seaford) Proceeds Benefit Scholarship Fund. Accepting Donations. Call 302-629-4514 to donate items.