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News FUNDRAISER - Walk raises over $1,100 for Angelman Syndrome. Page 3 GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY - George, Miles & Buhr is celebrating 50 years of service on Delmarva. Page 4 UPDATE - Memories of Dr. Sarah Dykstra’s kindness live on. Page 6 HEROES - Jim Cina knows the fears, joys of being a veteran firefighter. Page 8 LIBRARY - ‘Ride to Read’ Poker Run, BBQ helps Seaford Library. Page 12 ENTERTAINMENT - Seaford Community Concerts announces membership drive. Page 23 AWARD - Woodbridge Elementary earns ‘Academic Achievement’ award. Page 34 RECITAL - Seaford School District staff practice for first recital. Page 36
Sports PLAY DAY - Twenty four teams and over 400 players competed in the annual Seaford Play Day last weekend. The event is sponsored by the Seaford Field Hockey Boosters. Page 24 FALL PHOTOS - The Star’s Fall Sports Preview will appear in next week’s paper. This week’s Star features more photos from local varsity practices.
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PART OF HISTORY - SVFD member Barry Calhoun sits in the driver’s seat of the department’s 1919 Seagrave pumper. The steering wheel is on the right side of the front seat; why it is is a mystery, Calhoun says. Story on page 37. Photo by Lynn R. Parks
Park smoking ban tabled again By Lynn R. Parks
After hearing from Seaford Police Department Chief Gary Morris that a proposed smoking ban in city parks could result in “unnecessary negative contact between citizens and police officers,” the city council Tuesday night voted yet again to table the proposal. “I think that we need to think about this a little more,” councilman Rhea Shannon said in his motion to table the proposal. The proposed smoking ban is the result of a letter sent to the city by Brandy Parks, Long Branch Road, complaining about people smoking at the city’s sports complex. “While there are considerate smokers, there are others that are sitting on the bleachers, standing in line at the concession stand or hanging out near the dugouts where the smoke is being inhaled by our children,” she wrote. Council members discussed the ban at their Aug. 10 meeting but tabled the proposal to gather input from the community. City manager Dolores Slatcher said on Tuesday that she had received several e-mails in support of the smoking ban.
Morris told the council that he would hate to see problems arise between the police department and the community over smoking. “It could cause a scuffle if a police officer tells someone to put away a cigarette,” he said. “I am not a smoker and my concern is not for smoking. It is about how we would enforce this ban.” In addition to the sports complex, the city’s parks are: Gateway Park in downtown, Kiwanis Park on Stein Highway, Soroptimist Park on Middleford Road, Nutter Park on Norman Eskridge Highway, a boat ramp on the Nanticoke River and the Jay’s Nest, near the sports complex. The city also recently opened Hooper’s Landing, a golf course, and the Seaford Community Swim Center, both on the former grounds of the Seaford Golf and Country Club. In addition, the city owns Williams Pond Park, where Seaford Little League games are played. Alcohol is not allowed in city parks. That is not because of a city ordinance, Slatcher said, but because of a policy that was adopted by the city council in the 1970s. “In a lot of these parks, you have adult
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Walk raises $1,700 for Angelman Syndrome By Lynn R. Parks
Doris Butler was walking on the track at the Woodbridge Athletic Complex near Bridgeville. She was in the middle of the seventh of eight ¼-mile laps that she was determined to walk and any talking that she did had to be done on the go. “I can’t stop,” Butler, 73, said. “If I stop, that will be it.” The walk in which Butler was participating was to benefit the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, which helps families of people who have Angelman Syndrome. Butler attends church with Pat and Butch Lee, Bridgeville, whose granddaughter, Aniyah Lee, 10, has the genetic disorder. Last Saturday’s walk was the second that the Lee family has organized to benefit the foundation. “I’m really glad to help any cause,” said Butler, starting on her eighth lap. “That’s part of what I do.” The walk was sponsored by Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville, attended
by Pat and Butch Lee, and Bethel United Methodist Church in Federalsburg, Md. The churches make up the Bridgeville UMC Charge. More than 100 people contributed to the effort and nearly 50 people participated in the walk, raising $1,170 for the Angelman Syndrome Foundation. Davahn Lee, Aniyah’s brother, and D’Andre Lee walked the most laps, 29. Other top walkers were Charlie Gibbs, Bridgeville, 28 laps, Valvetta West, Seaford, 25 laps, Dr. Stacy Water-Hall, Ellendale, 24 laps and James Carter, Bridgeville, 21 laps. The Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr., minister for the Bridgeville UMC Charge, ran 11 laps. Natazha Lee, 9 and a fourth grader in the Lake Forest School District, was there with her mother, Nikko. Natazha ended up walking 28 laps, the most of any child 12 and under. Natazha said that she was walking in honor of her cousin, Aniyah. “I want to help raise money so they can find a cure,”
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At left, James R. Thomas, Jr., P.E., CEO of GMB, has seen much change in his 40 years with the firm. At right is James H. Willey, Jr., P.E., who will lead GMB into the firm’s next chapter.
George, Miles & Buhr is celebrating 50 years of service on Delmarva For 50 years, local engineering and architectural firm George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB) has provided award-winning civil, structural, and architectural design services from offices in Salisbury and Baltimore, along with Seaford, 2010 marks the golden anniversary of the firm, along with a transition in leadership. James R. Thomas, Jr., P.E., CEO of GMB, has seen much change in his 40 years with the firm. “Technology is transforming everything. But the key to continued success will be fusing cutting edge knowledge with personal relationships, which we strive to do everyday.” At the forefront of innovative technology is GMB’s Water/Wastewater Engineering Division. The division designed the first operational Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) and Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) wastewater treatment plants in both Maryland and Delaware. Today, GMB has designed 25% of the approximately 70 significant facilities op-
erating under BNR or ENR technologies in Maryland and Delaware, all of which drain into the Chesapeake Bay watershed. GMB is also a leader in Membrane BioReactor (MBR) technology for wastewater treatment, having designed the first such municipal facility in Delaware, winner of the 2009 Delaware ACEC Grand Conceptor Award for Engineering Excellence. GMB is also a leader in sustainable design and stewardship of the environment around the Chesapeake Bay and throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. A commitment to sustainable design principles for every project resulted in the creation of a new Division focusing on stormwater best management practices and sustainable site design. As water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Coastal Bays continued to decline, new regulations were implemented to modify stormwater management strategies.These Environmental Site Design Continued to page 10
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10 ways to help guard against identity theft Taxpayers need to be careful to protect their personal information. Identity thieves use many methods to steal personal information and then they use the information to file a tax return and get a refund. Here are 10 things the IRS wants you to know about identity theft so you can avoid becoming the victim of an identity thief. The IRS does not initiate contact with a taxpayer by email. If you receive a scam e-mail claiming to be from the IRS, forward it to the IRS at firstname.lastname@example.org. Identity thieves get your personal information by many different means, including: • Stealing your wallet or purse • Posing as someone who needs information about you through a phone call or e-mail • Looking through your trash for personal information • Accessing information you provide to an unsecured Internet site. If you discover a website that claims to be the IRS but does not begin with ‘www.irs.gov,’ forward that link to the IRS at email@example.com. To learn how to identify a secure website, visit the Federal Trade Commission at www.onguardonline.gov/tools/ recognize-secure-site-using-ssl.aspx. If your Social Security number is stolen, another individual may use it to get a job. That person’s employer may report income earned by them to the IRS using your Social Security number, thus making it appear that you did not re-
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First State Community Action Agency, in partnership with Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., is providing backpacks and school supplies to over 500 lowincome youth in Sussex and Kent counties. The youth are participants of First State’s community-based, after-school and family resource programs. The school supplies and backpacks will be distributed at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 30, at First State Community Action Agency in Georgetown. Donations are appreciated. School supplies and monetary contributions can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Friday, Aug. 27 at First State’s Georgetown Office (308 N. Railroad Ave). For more information, call 856-7761.
Governor signs ‘Move Over Law’
Surrounded at Delaware City Fire Company by firefighters, police, emergency medical providers and the family of a young firefighter who was struck while rendering aid at a crash, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed Senate Bill 205 into law. The law requires motorists to move, if possible, at least one lane away from firefighters, law enforcement, ambulances, tow trucks and transportation workers. If motorists can’t move one lane away, they should slow down and proceed with caution. First responders say the new Delaware law is model legislation that incorporates recommended best practices. For more information, visit www. respondersafety.com
MORNING STAR • AuG. 26 - SepT. 1, 2010
Memories of Dr. Sarah Dykstra’s kindnesses live on
By Lynn R. Parks
It has been a little more than four years since Dr. Sarah Dykstra was struck by an automobile and killed. But Kathy Robertson, office manager at the Eastern Shore Veterinarian Hospital that Dykstra and her husband, John, started, still thinks about her every day. “She was such a nice person,” said Robertson, who started working for the Laurel clinic about 15 years ago, when it opened. “She tried to help the clients and their animals any way she could. And she just loved life.” Robertson said that it took a while for the practice to recover from Dykstra’s death. “We didn’t get over it — we’ll never get over it,” she added. “But we got back to working again. Now, we’re doing good.” Dykstra was killed Aug. 13, 2006, while she was jogging along Delaware 20, near her Seaford-area home. An off-duty Georgetown police officer, Bradley Cordrey, was charged in her death. On Jan. 23, 2009, Cordrey pleaded
guilty in Superior Court to operation of a motor vehicle causing the death of another person. He was sentenced by Judge Richard F. Stokes to one year in prison, which was suspended for one year of level-one probation. Cordrey was also ordered to take a defensive-driving course. Robertson said that Dykstra’s spirit is still very much alive at the clinic, which is still owned by Dr. John Dykstra. “We talk about her every day, mentioning something that she would say or do,” she said. “We miss her, even now,” said veterinarian technician Kathy Holcomb, who still finds herself, when facing a challenge, wondering how Dykstra would have handled it. “She would do anything for anybody,” Holcomb added. “She would really give the shirt off her back to someone who needed it.” Despite the fact that memories of Dykstra are so strong, Holcomb said that she has never thought that she didn’t want to continue working at the animal hospital.
Senator Kaufman pays tribute to SBA’s Jayne Armstrong
Continuing his weekly tradition of honoring federal employees on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.) recently paid tribute to Jayne Armstrong, of Newark, for her extraordinary dedication to public service for 16 years. Armstrong serves as district director of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Delaware office. She previously served as the district director of SBA’s West Virginia District Office, and as regional advocate of the SBA’s Office of Advocacy. “She has helped hundreds of Delawareans turn ideas into businesses. Nothing, including the economic downturn, slows her down in her drive to help small business owners obtain the loans they need to open or expand,” Kaufman said. “Jayne has placed a particular emphasis on helping entrepreneurs take advantage of SBA loan programs created through the Recovery Act, such as Queen Bee Beauty Supply in Smyrna – a minority woman-owned business – and Miller Metal Fabrication in Bridgeville – a design engineering and manufacturing company.” For nearly 60 years, the SBA has helped small business owners obtain loans and find resources to help them prosper. By guaranteeing loans that small businesses take out from banks, the SBA enables entrepreneurs to grow and develop their businesses with confidence, which helps create jobs and improve local economies. Kaufman has honored 88 “Great Federal Employees” – including Armstrong – on the Senate floor since May, thanking them for their hard work and dedication to serving the American people.
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“The memories are very nice,” she said. “I don’t want to forget Sarah.” Dr. Ashley Vincent started working at the hospital when she was 16 and thought that she wanted to be a veterinarian. “Sarah was a fantastic person all around,” she said. “When I applied to work there, she personally called me and talked with me about being a vet. She said that she would be glad to help me anyway she could.” Vincent graduated from Seaford High School in 2002 and went to Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa., where she obtained a veterinarian technician degree. “Every break that I had, I came back to spend time at the hospital,” she said. “I always thought that I would want to come back here to work.” With Dykstra’s encouragement, Vincent applied to University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbia, Mo., and was accepted. She left for her first year there just days before Dykstra was killed. “Dr. Dykstra was a great vet,” Vincent said. “She would work with the client through any situation and she was very compassionate with the animals. She was a good doctor.” But Dykstra’s influence went beyond the professional level, Vincent added. “I know that life is short, and that you need
to be happy,” she said. “Dr. Dykstra did that on a daily basis. She was always positive. She never let whatever was going on in her life get her down.” Jeanie Cosgrove worked with Dykstra at the hospital as a veterinarian technician. “She was a wonderful person and I still miss her a whole lot,” Cosgrove said. “She loved life, she loved her family and she loved veterinary medicine.” Cosgrove said that she learned a lot from Dykstra, much of which she still uses today. “Many times I still think, ‘Oh, Sarah would have known what to do,’” she said. “My memories of her are so strong, it’s almost like she is still here.” Veterinarian technician Valerie Buschert knew Dykstra on a professional level as well as on a personal level. She cared for Dykstra’s three young children. “She was very generous in action and in spirit,” Buschert said. Buschert said that she still thinks about Dykstra, at the hospital as well as at Dykstra’s home, where she still watches the children. She has also used the example that Dykstra set in caring for her own son, Zachary, 3. “I want to make her proud of the way that I treat her children,” Buschert said. “I want her to know that I’m looking out for them the way she would like.”
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Jim Cina knows the fears, joys of being a veteran firefighter By James Diehl
alking through the home of Bridgeville resident Jim Cina, there’s no question what the 66-year-old has devoted his life to. Fireman helmets here, certificates there, paintings adorning nearly every room of his ranch style home – the man was simply born to be a fireman. It’s what he has done for 48 years and what he hopes to continue doing for many more years to come. “I’ve done this since I got out of high school and I just really enjoy it,” says Cina, a 22-year veteran of the fire department in his native Montgomery County, Md., before retiring and moving to Bridgeville in 1992 to care for his ailing parents. “There’s just a camaraderie that exists among the people who are dedicated to the fire department. It’s like a big family.” Cina has witnessed a lot during his nearly half a century working as a fireman and paramedic. He’s helped deliver babies, he’s run for his life a few times as burning buildings came tumbling down and he’s responded to more ambulance calls than he cares to remember. But he does it because he loves to do it; giving back to the communities he calls home has a special meaning to the married father of two and grandfather of five. Originally from Takoma Park, Md., Cina began serving with his neighborhood fire department when he was still a teenager. He saw a lot in the next two-plus decades, including a tumultuous time in the nation’s capital mere hours after the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1968. Dispatched to Washington, D.C., to fight fires set by rioters after the assassination, it was an adrenaline-filled time highlighted by chaos, confusion and much mayhem. “It was just crazy; we were being sent everywhere, but we didn’t have as much trou-
If you know of someone who has dedicated his or her life to service to others, suggest their names for this series. Contact James Diehl at 302-222-2685 or email Bryant richardson, brichardson@ mspublications.com ble as the National Guard did because they were being shot at,” Cina remembers. “They were some really upset people at that time. We were the first engine to go into D.C., and I spent the whole day and half the night there that first day.” Five days of race riots erupted in Washington, D.C. in 1968 following the assassination of King. Civil unrest affected more than 100 U.S. cities during the time, with Washington, Baltimore and Chicago being the heaviest hit. By the time the riots ended on April 8, 12 people had been killed, more than 1,000 injured and more than 6,000 people had been arrested. Hundreds of buildings had been burned, most of them stores. Cina was there to see much of it firsthand. “I remember there used to be a drugstore on the corner of 14th and Park and we could go in that store and get anything we wanted, but nobody else could because they had armed guards there,” Cina recalls. “Nobody else could go in that store except for firemen, because these guys were there protecting the store with shotguns.” Nearly 25 years after that tumultuous time in Washington, Cina moved to Bridgeville with his wife, Susan. It was a major change in his life, but his parents needed help and he felt Sussex County was where he needed to be. Sadly, Stephen Cina passed away in 1998, but the slower pace of life in Sussex County
Jim Cina has been a fireman for nearly 50 years, including the last several years with the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department. He is currently serving as the department’s ambulance captain, the second time he has held that role.
began to agree with Cina. So he stayed, and he continues to be active in the community today. Besides volunteering with the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department, where he is serving his second stint as the department’s ambulance captain, Cina is also a part-time paramedic with fire departments in Greenwood and Rehoboth Beach. He responds to more than 100 fire whistles each year and many more ambulance calls. Some are more memorable than others, like the day dominated by a remarkable delivery a few years ago. “I remember it was me, my partner, one paramedic from Sussex County and another one from Kent County. It was a delivery at a woman’s home, but the baby was stillborn,” Cina recalls. “The medics IV’d the baby, tubed the baby and gave it to me to treat. I was doing CPR the whole way, and the hospital found a heartbeat when we got there.
That made us feel good.” The baby was eventually transferred to Alfred I. DuPont Children’s Hospital in New Castle County and Cina’s job was done – but it was never forgotten. “It was a good feeling and you remember those, but you can’t dwell on them,” Cina says. “We don’t dwell on the bad things we see either; we have other ways of handling that.” In 2008, Cina was given a lifetime achievement award from the Delaware State Ambulance Association for his decades of service to fire departments in both Maryland and Delaware. He has also served as the first assistant chief for the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department and instructs new emergency medical technicians throughout the First State through his role with the state of Delaware. He loves every minute of it. Continued to page nine
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Nemours Health & Prevention Services is ready to get the ball rolling as Community Partner for Nanticoke Health Services’ golf tournament. Gerry Mitchell, Linda Hollis, and Arsie Burton (front left to right) are members of one of the two Nemours Health & Prevention Services teams playing in Nanticoke’s golf tournament. Nemours Health & Prevention Services representatives, John Hollis, MEd, director of Community Relations, (back left) and Ron Breeding, special assistant, display their “5-2-1 almost none” banner.
Nemours sponsors tournament The Nanticoke Health Services Foundation is pleased to announce Nemours Health and Prevention Services as the Community Partner Sponsor for the annual Open Day Golf Tournament being held Friday, Sept. 24, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. Proceeds will benefit the Nanticoke Health Services Foundation. The tournament begins with registration at 10 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon, followed by dinner and an awards ceremony at the end of the day. Businesses and individuals can support the tournament through Eagle, Birdie and Par level sponsorships or as a Flag, Hole, Cart, or Pink Links sponsor. Individual
player cost is $150. Members of this year’s Open Day golf committee include: John Downes, Patti Hastings, Rex Mears, Kelly Sellers, Mike Stang, Patty Stroud and Mike Vincent. Throughout the years the tournament has raised over $355,000 to support healthcare programs, services and technology for Nanticoke Health Services. More information and registration forms for both the Ladies Day and the Open Day tournaments are available online at www.nanticoke.org/golf, by contacting the Nanticoke Health Services Foundation office at 629-6611, ext. 8944, or emailing MorrisR@nanticoke.org.
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“This just makes me happy, so I continue plugging along,” he says. “I probably need to slow down some, but I’m not going to.” One thing that worries Cina, and many other long-time firefighters throughout Sussex County, is what will happen to their beloved departments in years to come as the county’s volunteer firemen continue to age and younger, more energetic recruits continue to dwindle. Cina has his own opinion, though a possibly dire one. “There’s so much more to do now, so it’s hard to get them. And when they do come in, they don’t stay for very long,” he says. “I think it’s heading to being a paid force somewhere down the road. I don’t know when, but when that happens it’s going to be a very expensive item for the citizens. I just don’t think they’re going to be able to bring younger people in [to the department].” Cina’s two children – son, Bill and daughter, Deb – have both followed in their father’s footsteps, serving in fire departments in South Dakota and Maryland, respectively. Two grandchildren may soon be following suit – it all makes Cina proud of his craft, and his family. “I’m very proud of my kids, but it’s just something that I don’t express a whole lot,”
he says. “But they know it.” Nicknamed “Screaming Cina” years ago, Jim Cina continues to serve the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department with pride and, though he knows he should, he has no intentions of hanging up his hat, or even slowing down, any time soon. “I’ve just done it for so long,” he says. “And it’s a nice feeling inside when you’re able to do something for the community you live in.”
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A TrashStoppers camera caught David J. Rollins of Middletown recently when he was photographed illegally dumping tires in the 700 block of South Market Street. Rollins was arrested and charged with illegal dumping by DNREC Cpl. Casey Fountain, and pleaded guilty in Justice of the Peace Court 9, where he was fined $500 plus court costs. The TrashStoppers campaign to curtail illegal dumping in Delaware has expanded both in scope and citizens’ involvement since it was launched four months ago. A dozen more locations for cameras have been requested to catch illegal dumpers in the act. Many of these locations have come from citizens’ tips to DNREC’s Enforcement Hotline, 800-662-8802.
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George, Miles & Buhr takes pride in innovations in building design Jr., P.E., director of Structural & Marine Engineering, who makes frequent trips to Africa to oversee this effort. Architecturally, GMB has designed many innovative local buildings, including the Oncology Building at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, which housed the first linear accelerator in the region. GMB’s Parkside High School design accommodated more than 1,200 Wicomico County students, and was the first county school to have a planetarium. GMB is thankful to have served the Maryland, Delaware and Virginia area over the past 50 years, and to have flourished under the exceptional leadership of Thomas, who joined the firm in 1969 and has served as president for 20 years. Thomas and the board of directors have selected James H. Willey, Jr., P.E. to lead GMB into the firm’s next chapter. Willey joined GMB in June 1996, serving as project manager and Land Development Division leader in the Salisbury office. Willey earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Swarthmore College and holds professional registrations in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. He has more than 25 years of consulting engineering experience. Thomas and Willey are working diligently to ensure a smooth leadership tran-
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McGrath named Sussex director
Karen L. McGrath has joined Sen. Carper’s office as Sussex County director. McGrath comes to the senator’s office from the Rehoboth Art League, where she served as executive director. During her tenure, she developed relationships with state historical, cultural and preservation officials, cultivated partnerships and worked with federal, state and local officials. For eight years prior, McGrath served as executive director for the BethanyFenwick Chamber of Commerce. Under her leadership, the Chamber’s retention percentage more than tripled and was recognized with the American Chamber of Commerce Executive’s Award for Excellence. As Sussex County Director, McGrath will act as Senator Carper’s “eyes and ears” in Sussex County, creating and maintaining relationships with local, state and federal officials and entities, as well as local companies and constituents from all over the county. Her years in government and community relations, event planning and local issue involvement are a great match for this position. A Philadelphia, Pa. native, McGrath, has lived in Delaware for 11 years. She graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor of science degree in broadcast journalism, and also holds a master of journalism degree from Temple University. She lives in Ocean View with her two children. Carper’s former Sussex County director, Tim Winstead, has joined the Delaware Lottery as Gaming Inspection manager.
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‘Ride to Read’ Poker Run, BBQ helps Seaford Library On Aug. 15, the weather treated everyone at the Seaford Library’s Ride to Read Poker Run and BBQ to a fine day. Over 80 riders drove the course to determine who would obtain the winning hand. Wayne Dickerson took first place for a $175 Harley-Davidson gift certificate; Malaki Greer – second for $75; and Anne Casey-third for $50. Aaron Mewbray won the 50/50 raffle of $216. Bob Larkin was high bidder for the “Landscape Paradise Basket” which included a gift certificate for a Landscaping Design Consultation from Bess’ Buds in Laurel. Following the riders return, chicken dinners, hamburgers and hot dogs were served by the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department as everyone enjoyed live music from the bandstand. Shelley Abbott and Tina wowed the audience with great renditions of the music of Patsy Kline, Brenda Lee, Elvis and more. Shelley also auctioned off event Tshirts, the Landscape Paradise Basket and conducted games of chance with the audience with all monies going to the library. Sponsors for the event included Bag Balm; Bess’Buds; Chick and Barbara Allen; Harley-Davidson of Seaford; H.C. Davis Co.; Jami, Emily and Kelsy Allen; Pepsi Bottling Ventures; Phillips Signs,
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Trinity Golf Tournament
The 7th Annual Trinity Foundation Golf Tournament is Saturday, Aug. 28, at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. The tournament is a charity event to raise money for the Trinity Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by the employees of Trinity Transport, Inc. In 2009, the golf tournament succeeded in raising over $22,000 despite bad weather. The foundation uses the annual pool of funds for three main causes: DYLA (Delaware Youth Leadership Academy), the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. Other causes include DE Teen Challenge, Down Syndrome Guild, DE Humane Society and Muscular Dystrophy, just to name a few. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The goal is 120 participants and to raise $20,000. Cost to play in the tournament is $100 per player and sponsorships begin at $125. Players will receive a gift bag, round of golf and a chance to win a car along with many other prizes. There will also be food followed by awards. To play or sponsor the event, visit www.ttifoundation.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kent-Sussex Memory Walk Committee is planning the Alzheimers Memory Walk, the only annual fundraiser held in Sussex County, on Saturday, Oct. 2. The walk begins at Grove Park in Rehoboth Beach, travels around Silver Lake, continues the length of the boardwalk and returns to the park via Columbia Avenue – a distance of 3.8 miles. Participants are needed. Register online at http://memorywalk2010.kintera. org/Rehoboth. For more information, call Jamie Magee at 854-9788 or 1-800-272-3900. Team Captain kits are available online at www.alz.org/desjsepa.
Hospice Golf Outing
The Delaware Hospice Golf Outing, sponsored by NRG, will be held on Monday, Oct. 11, at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro. The fee is $125 per person which includes green fees, cart, box lunch, golf jacket and an awards reception. The format will be a scramble. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon. The awards reception will begin at 5:30
Bridgeville Open Golf Tournament
The fourth Bridgeville Charity Open golf tournament will be held on Friday, Oct. 8, at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m., with the shotgun start for the four-player scramble starting at 9 a.m. sharp. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow the tournament. Orlan Brown serves as this year’s tournament chairman. Proceeds will support the efforts of the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Foundation and the Bridgeville Senior Center. To become a sponsor or to register for the tournament, call Peggy Smith at 3377135.
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Raffle benefits SPCA
The friends group of the Bridgeville Public Library is raising money through area IHOP restaurants. Patrons can eat at IHOP in Seaford, Rehoboth Beach, Salisbury, Md. and Dover and then take their receipts and restaurant comment cards to the library or to Bridgeville Town Hall. The library will receive a payment from IHOP for every receipt and card that is collected. For details, call Pat McDonald, 337-7192.
Eat at IHOP to help the library
Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay.
The Georgetown Shelter - Delaware SPCA is holding a special “Bethany Beach Getaway” raffle to raise money for the shelter and its homeless pets. The package, valued at over $950, includes a two night stay at the Addy Sea Bed & Breakfast; gift certificates to Studio 26 Salon & Spa, DiFebo’s Restaurant, Bethany Blues Restaurant, Harpoon Hanna’s Restaurant, The Cafe on 26 Bistro and The Pottery Place; two prints from Carolina Street; and an ocean kayaking adventure. The Delaware SPCA is a private nonprofit organization that does not receive state or county funding and is not a state run facility. The services provided by the Delaware SPCA are only possible with the charitable support of the community. Tickets for the raffle are $10 each and the drawing will take place on Oct. 10. For more information, or to purchase raffle tickets, call 541-4478.
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CHEER Beach Day 2010
CHEER, a non-profit private organization that serves senior citizens in Sussex County, will hold Beach Day 2010, one of its’ biggest annual fundraisers, on Friday, Sept. 24. The event includes a health fair at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and a fundraising walk for seniors near and around the Boardwalk. To participate in the Health Fair, donate to, or be a sponsor, call 856-5187.
You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.
p.m. The outing will feature the following contests: putting, low gross, closest to the pin - men and ladies, straightest drive men and ladies and hole-in-one. Sponsorships at varying levels are available. For more information, contact Peggy Dolby at 856-7717, ext. 2123.
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Seaford Night Out Music to Grow On
A new session of “Music to Grow On” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 8 through Wednesday, Nov. 3 (eight classes) at The Salvation Army in Seaford, next to Food Lion. The program nurtures the total development of your child through a fun, interactive class that combines music and movement in a faith-based environment. Class is for ages 18 months through 6 years of age and a parent/caretaker. Classes will be at 9:30 or 10:15 a.m. depending on interest. There will be no class on Sept. 29. Call now to register as space is limited. No cost but a faith offering is always welcome. The class is taught by Envoy Debbie Engel. Sign up by calling 668-7412 or email Debbie.Engel@use.salvationarmy. org.
• Pre-K and Kindergarten “Story Time” at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Thursday, Sept 2, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • “Lights Camera Action!” The Seaford Library and Cultural Center hosts “Movie Night” on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 5:30 p.m. We provide the refreshments, you take a seat and enjoy the show. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6. We will be open for our regular business hours Tuesday, Sept. 7. • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center presents “Baby Bookworms” on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36-months-old to the world of nursery rhymes and books. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib. de.us. • The “Science and Religion” Book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 6292524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • On Wednesday, Sept. 8, there will be a “Kid’s Book Club” at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 4 p.m. This program, which is for children grades second through fourth, offers a chance to read great books and discuss them with friends and do a fun craft. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib. de.us. • There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. • There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten “Story Time” at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 6292524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center hosts “Family Fun Time” on
On Sept. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m., the Seaford Police Department, along with Delaware State Police Troop #5 and Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, will host the 19th Annual “Seaford Community Night Out Against Crime and Drugs.” The festivities will be on the Police Department and Western Sussex Boy’s and Girl’s Club properties in the 300 block of Virginia Ave., Seaford.
SHS Alumni meeting
The SHS Alumni Association will resume their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2, in the Seaford Museum. If any graduates, teachers or current students are interested in attending, call Donna Hastings Angell at 629-8077.
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Western Sussex Farmers’ Market
Western Sussex Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday mornings (8:30 a.m. Noon), through August 28. The market will be located on the Boys and Girls Club property at 310 Virginia Avenue, Seaford. In addition to fresh local produce there will be educational and fun activities each week. Find the market on facebook or email email@example.com
St. John’s House Tour
The St. John’s U.M. Church annual House Tour will be held on Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Seven homes and the Blades U.M. Church will be open for tours. Tickets will be on sale in September. For information, please call Teresa Wilson at 629-6417.
X-Treme Dance Studio auditions
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Breast cancer prevention talk
A program on breast cancer health education will be offered by the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition in partnership with the Laurel Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, in the library’s meeting room. Sonia Jackson, with the Coalition, will offer a presentation covering the latest information about breast cancer, breast health, self-examinations and local resources for screenings. She can refer women to screening sites and arrange for the necessary transportation or interpretive services. For more information, contact Norma Jean Fowler at 875-3184 or normajean. firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is free and open to all.
Chicken BBQ Sept. 4
The Laurel Ruritan Club will hold a Chicken BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m, to 2 p.m. at O’Neal’s Antiques, Rt. 13, Laurel. The cost is $7 per dinner. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Laurel High School football stadium renovations.
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Library Card Sign-up Month
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Greenwood Public Library wants to make sure that all residents have the smartest card of all – a library card, which opens up a world of opportunity for people of all ages. In September at the Greenwood Library, anyone who signs up for their very first library card will be given a goody bag and a chance to enter a drawing to be held Oct. 1, for a $20 gift card good at Tamburelli’s in Greenwood. To get a library card, adults 18 and over need to present a photo ID with current address and fill out a registration form. Children 17 and under need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will present
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The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to Herr’s Potato Chip Factory and Shady Maple Smorgasbord in Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Cost is $40 per person for members or $45 for non-members and includes transportation, tour and Smorgasbord dinner at Shady Maple Restaurant plus you will enjoy the fall foliage between Nottingham and East Earl, Pa. Deadline for payment is Sept. 16. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 8 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
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CHEER wants to help you prevent or manage your diabetes, so you can help prevent it in your grandchildren, by living a lifestyle that they can model by taking the CHEER Grandparent Challenge. CHEER in Greenwood is offering a Diabetic Self-Management Workshop designed for people with Type 2 Diabetes, which runs for two hours one day a week for six weeks (9 to 11:30 a.m.), beginning Sept. 15. Call Cindy Mitchell at 856-5187 for more information.
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SHS Class of 1990 Reunion
Seaford High School Class of 1990 will hold their 20 year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 10 p.m., in the Ball Room of Heritage Shores Club House in Bridgeville. The event is $45 per person. Checks, which should be made payable to SHS Class of 1990, can be mailed to Sandy Whitten Stinson, 31521 Miller Rd., Cordova, MD 21625. For more information, visit the class Facebook page, Seaford Senior High Class of 1990, or call 745-1935. Please share this information with classmates from out of town.
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MORNING STAR • AUG. 26 - SEPT. 1, 2010 their photo ID with current address, assist their child with the registration form and then sign it. For more information, call the Greenwood Library at 349-5309 or visit www. greenwood.lib.de.us.
tival for Saturday, Sept. 25, in the downtown business district. This year’s event will include a car show, food and craft vendors, games for all ages, entertainment and fireworks. The car show registration begins at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. Fireworks will take place at dusk in the Mason Dixon Park complex. Food and craft vendors can register for a spot by contacting William Hardin at 410-896-2777 or 846-2664.
Book and Video Sale
The Book and Video Sale at the Bridgeville Library is Aug. 30 through Sept. 11. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hardbacks are $1, paperbacks .25 and videos .50. The library is closed on Monday, Sept. 6. For more information, contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext. 107.
Delmar Council election scheduled Delmar municipal elections will take place on Monday, Oct. 4. The mayor (two-year term) and two Council seats (four-year terms) are up for election this year. The election will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at town hall. The deadline for candidates to file is Friday, Sept. 10 at 4:30 p.m. The deadline for voters to register and the deadline for absentee ballot applications is also Sept. 10 at 4:30 p.m. Candidates must be a resident of the United States and the state of Delaware and a resident of Delmar for at least one year before the election. Candidates must also be at least 18 years of age. Voters must be at least 18-years-old and must have resided in Delmar and the state for at least six months before the elections. Voters are also required to register at town hall. Call 846-2664 or 410896-2777 for more information.
Sandwich & Yard Sale
The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is holding a Sandwich Sale on Saturday, Sept. 4, 9 a.m. until. Oyster sandwiches, crab cakes and soft crabs are some of the featured items, along with chicken salad and more. There will also be homemade ice cream and baked goods. While you’re enjoying your food, get your car washed and check out the yard sale. The church is located on Route 13 and Dorothy Road, 3 miles north of the MD/DE state line.
Delmar Heritage Day Festival
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Travel with Delaware Tech
Limited seats are available for upcoming trips sponsored by Delaware Technical & Community College’s Adult Plus+ program. Meet the man who called himself a Yankee Doodle Dandee in “George M.,” a tap-dancing, stars and stripes salute to America and Broadway, at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. on Tuesday, August 31; enjoy excellent seats and a delicious luncheon. This musical pays tribute to George M. Cohan who wrote “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “Give My Regards to Broadway,” “Over There,”
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and more. Witness the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie in “The Color Purple” at the DuPont Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 18. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, this play is a landmark theatrical event with a Grammy-nominated score featuring jazz, gospel and blues. Adults ages 50 and up can become Adult Plus+ members for $18 per year. Benefits of membership include unlimited use of the Stephen J. Betze Library located on campus; exclusive advanced registration and special discounts on trips, courses and events; and a free drink with purchase of a meal in the dining hall on campus. For more information about these trips, contact Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.
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WPS Fall Trip
Enjoy a motorcoach trip to Hudson Valley, N.Y., on Oct. 20-22. The trip includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts, lunches at the Culinary Institute, one dinner, tour of the Culinary Institute, Hudson River Cruise, US. Military Academy tour, FDR Home & Library, Vanderbilt Mansion, Purple Heart Hall of Honor, baggage handling, all taxes and gratuities. Cost per person, double occupancy is $410. For information, contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.
The Seaford Historical Society will be sponsoring a trip to historic sites in both Princess Anne and Salisbury, Md., on Tuesday, Sept. 14. There will be a guided, interactive tour of both the Teackle Mansion in Princess Anne and Pemberton Hall in Salisbury. The tour will also include a gourmet lunch and tour of this historic Washington Hotel in Princess Anne. The cost of the trip is $55 per person which includes motor coach transportation, all admissions and a gourmet lunch. The bus will leave the Sears parking lot (Seaford Village Shopping Center) at
Dr. Marie Wolfgang is again sponsoring a great winter getaway cruise to the Southern Caribbean as a fundraiser for Relay for Life, sailing from Port Liberty, New Jersey on Jan. 16, returning on Jan. 28. The itinerary includes Labadee, Samana, St. Thomas, Basseterre, St. Kitts, Antiqua and St. Maarten. Transportation to and from the dock is included. The special price offer ends Aug. 16. Call 629-4471 for brochure.
Miracle of Christmas trip
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PAGE 16 see the Miracle of Christmas at Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, Dec. 7. The show portrays Mary and Joseph and the miraculous birth of Jesus. You will see live animals, lots of lights and a 30-foot “angel” tree. Cost is $90 per person for members or $100 for non-members and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasbord dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Deadline for payment of the trip is Oct. 26. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 10 a.m. and returns at 8 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Laurel Senior Center Trips
The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trip: Tennessee Sampler, Oct 4-9, cost $739 per person, includes 5 nights hotel accommodations, 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 1 luncheon, cruise, 3 shows, Graceland & Dollyland. For more information, call 875-2536.
MORNING STAR • AUG. 26 - SEPT. 1, 2010 Visit the Mudd Valley Creamery, Hershberger’s Bakery, Walnut Creek cheese & chocolates and the “Tis the Season Christmas Shop.” Trip includes: 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 full course dinners and bus driver tip. Cost: $339 per person/doubles; $389/single. Dec. 6-8 - Wheeling Island Casino Hotel, Wheeling, W.V. - Two meals per day including a dinner show. This trip has the option of staying at the casino or taking the attraction tours to the Glass Museum, Colonel Oglebay’s Mansion Museum and more, plus the Festival Of Lights bus tour. Bus driver tip included. Cost: $349 per person/doubles; $435/single. For more information on these trips, contact Rose at 629-7180.
Trip to Louisville
AARP #915 presents a trip to Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 24-29. Trip is six days and five nights and includes five breakfasts and five full dinners. Sights include the Derby Dinner Playhouse, Belle of Louisville Riverboat, Churchill Downs & Kentucky Derby Musesum, “My Old Kentucky Home” Place, Heaven’s Hill Distillery, Louisville Slugger Museum and much, much more. Cost is $775 per person/double occupancy. Single occupancy is slightly higher. For information or reservations, call 410-754-8189 or 410-754-8588.
Seaford AARP trips
Oct. 25-29 - See Tennessee in the fall. Join our group traveling to the Smoky Mts. on a bus trip filled with fun and games. This is a special priced anniversary trip that includes four breakfasts, four dinners and two lunches. You will see two performances and three dinner shows, plus admission to Dollywood and the Titanic Museum. Enjoy an on-the-bus guided tour of the Smoky Mts. Also receive a special anniversary gift. Where can you travel for 5 days with bus fare, motel, at least two meals per day, gratuities for meals, Smoky Mts. tour guide and bus driver tip all included. Plus a lifetime of memories - all for the price of $595 per person/ doubles. Nov. 3 - A trip to Boiling Springs, Pa., to the Allenberry Theatre for a buffet luncheon and a Christmas Musical matinee, “Becoming Santa.” Bus driver tip included. Cost: $78. Nov. 15-17 - A Victorian Christmas in the Amish countryside. Stay at the Berlin Hotel & Suites in Millersburg, Ohio. Visit the J.E. Reeves Victorian Home with the “Christmas Around The World” theme depicted in 17 different rooms. A holiday feast dinner at the Carriage House. Over 100 Festival of Trees & wreaths at the Warther Carvings Museum.
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.
Cub Scout meetings
Laurel Pack 90 will be back in action this fall with weekly meetings beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13. Meetings are held every Monday night at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. The Cub Scout program is designed for boys in the first through fourth grades.
Weekly ‘Feline Rescue’ session
Homeless Cat Helpers will hold a question and answer session on “Feline Rescue Resources” at the Seaford Library on Monday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m.
Sussex County Marines
Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, “the log cabin,” in Seaford. All former and retired Marines from all generations are welcome.
USPS monthly meeting
United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Colonel Richardson High School, Class of 1985, is planning a 25th high school reunion for this fall.
The committee is updating classmate addresses. For more information, contact Debbie (Feyl) Brohawn at 410-754-8910 or email@example.com.
WiHi 40th reunion
It’s been 40 years since the Wicomico Senior High class of 1970 walked across the stage to receive diplomas and they plan to celebrate the weekend of Sept. 17-18. If you have not yet heard from a class member, call Ron Nelson at 410-430-9523 or email Ann Wilmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sussex Bird Club meeting
“Kingfishers of the World” will be the topic at the Sussex Bird Club meeting on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 2:30 p.m, with refreshments and a social after. The meeting will be held at the Visitor’s Center at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Milton. Jeffrey A. Gordon, a writer, photographer, tour leader and naturalist who lives in Lewes, will be the speaker. The club welcomes visitors and guests at all of its functions at no charge. For more information, visit www.sussexbirdclub.com.
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Church Bulletins Old Christ Church schedule
Old Christ Church, an historic church in Laurel, will meet on Sept. 5. Services are open to anyone of any denomination and will include refreshments and tours of the church after each service. The traditional “Blessing of Animals” will be held on Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. A collection will be taken for local animal shelters. November features a Thanksgiving Day Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. followed by Advent lessons and carols with guest concert artists in December. For more information, call 875-3644 or email RevBackus@gmail.com and OldChristChurchLeague@gmail.com.
New service times
Atlanta Road Alliance Church is changing Sunday morning service times effective Sunday, Sept. 5. The new time schedule will be: 8 a.m.—Intercessory Prayer; 8:30 a.m.— Worship Service/Nursery; 9:45 a.m.— Nursery and classes for children, youth and adults; 11 a.m.—Worship Service/ Nursery/Kids Church (age 4 through grade 4). Atlanta Road Alliance Church is a Christian & Missionary Alliance church located at 22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, call 629-5600 or visit www.atlantaroadcma.org.
Weekly Bible Study
A weekly Bible study is being held every Wednesday night from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at the Days Inn, Rt. 13 South, Seaford (next to KFC). Family oriented Bible les-
sons for all ages. Sunday worship service is at 12 noon in the same location. Elder Cornell Johnson of Jesus The Christ Apostolic Ministries is Pastor. Call 628-0349 or 302-344-9672 for more information.
Saturday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, banana, pineapple and peach. To pre-order call 875-3055 or 6297110.
Mt. Calvary events
No Name Band to perform
Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church located at 28 Church St., Bridgeville, will hold the following event: Saturday, Aug. 28 - 6 p.m. - A time to celebrate birthdays and those who were born the same month. There will be prizes, games and great food. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 5 thru 11, ages four and under are free with a paying adult. Call 337-8350 for more information.
Free soup and sandwiches
New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel offers free soup and sandwiches every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Timothy Duffield Sr. at 875-0727.
New service time
The Lighthouse Church, 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel, is changing their service on Sundays to 1:30 p.m. This new time will accommodate those who can’t make it to church for morning services. For more information, call 875-7814.
Mt. Zion hosts ice cream sale
Mt. Zion Methodist Church, located on Route 13A between Seaford and Laurel, will be hosting an ice cream sale on
The No Name Band will be at the Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, on Friday, Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m. The church is located on Laws Street, Bridgeville. For further information, please contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.
Fall Festival at Snethen UMC
Snethen United Methodist Church is holding a Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will be food, produce, crafts vendors, flea market, yard sale, classic cars, fun and much more. The event will take place, rain or shine. The church is located on Rt. 54, Delmar Road, in Mardela Springs, Md. Vendor, craft and flea market/yard sale space is available. Call 410-341-4520 for information or a registration form.
Gethsemane seeks musicians, singers
Gethsemane United Methodist Church on Woodland Ferry Road in Seaford seeks musicians and singers with a country gospel flair. The second 10:30 a.m. service is adding a new, fresh twist to the praise music and needs violin, banjo, guitar and voices. If you can help, call 629-2862.
Labor Day Gospel Concert
A Labor Day Gospel Concert hosted by Faith Fellowship Church will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 6, at Federalsburg Marina Park Pavilion in Federalsburg, Md. Featured artists include The King’s Ambassadors, Pickin’ Pals and Judy Laramore. Bring a chair and a friend. Concessions will be available and a love offering will be received.
Free weekly soup social
A free weekly soup social is held every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel. All are welcome. For more information, call the church office daily, 9 a.m. to noon, at 875-4233.
Women’s Ministries program
Come be a part of the Women’s Ministries program at The Salvation Army. On Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m., we begin an 11-week Bible Study series by Beth Moore, “Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit.” Meetings, which are every Tuesday, are located next to Food Lion in Seaford. Women ages 16 and older are welcome to attend. For more information, call 668-7412 or 628-2020 or email the instructor, Envoy Debbie Engel at Debbie.Engel@use.salvationarmy.org.
‘Walking For The Homeless’
A “Walking For The Homeless” WalkA-Thon will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. The
DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship CHURCH OF CHRIST
Sunday Family Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. 94 Walnut Street, Laurel, DE (across from GameZone) 302-875-7873 www.laurelnazarene.org
A church you can relate to
1010S . Central Ave., Laurel Ph: 875-7748 Minister: Ian J. Drucker Worship Services: Sunday 10 a.m. 6:00 p.m. BibleS tudy: Sun. 9:00 a.m.; Wed. 7:00 p.m. In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956
The Rev. Dr. Howard G. Backus, Rector www.dioceseofdelaware.net/churches/stphlps.html Holy Eucharist with Healing Sunday ~ 8:30 & 10:30 am Church School ~ 9:30 am
200 W. Market Street, Laurel, Del. Contemporary Worship, 8:45 a.m. Traditional Worship, 11:00 a.m. Sunday School, for ALL Ages, 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays: Bible Study 1 p.m.; & Youth Ministry 6:45 p.m.
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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
C H R IST IA N C H U R C H of
22581 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, DE • 629-6298
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 (Nursery & Jr. Church)
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Service 7:00 p.m.
Know, Grow, Show & Go in our Walk with Jesus Christ
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 www.centralworshipcenter.org Pastor Timothy Dukes, Senior Pastor Pastor John Lanzone, Youth/Family Pastor
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road68, South of Laurel Laurel,D el.
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 www.StPaulsUMCLaurelDE.org
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
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two mile walk begins at Delaware Avenue on the Boardwalk at 9 a.m. Check in is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. All proceeds benefit the homeless shelters in Sussex County. The event is sponsored by Faith United Methodist Church Women in Rehoboth. Registration deadline is Sept. 24. For more information, call Christina Miller at 227-3118 or Tenesha Duffy at 644-1159.
Weekly Bible Study
A weekly Bible study is being held every Wednesday night from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at the Days Inn, Rt. 13 South, Seaford (next to KFC). Family oriented Bible lessons for all ages. Sunday worship service is at 12 noon in the same location. Elder Cornell Johnson of Jesus The Christ Apostolic Ministries is Pastor. Call 6280349 or 302-344-9672 for more info.
Donald L. Baker Sr., of Laurel, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. Mr. Baker was born in Laurel, a son of the late Pius and Delema Baker. He proudly served his country as a United States Marine for 20 years. When he retired, he had worked at Solo Cup and Marshall Products. He was a member of the American Legion Post #19 in Laurel and the Delmar VFW Post #8276. An avid Baker baseball card collector, he was also a proud member of AA since 1976. He was a devoted family man who enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling with his wife. He is survived by his wife, Rita Baker of Laurel; his sons, Donald L. Baker Jr. and wife Donna of Laurel, Stewart S. Baker and wife Karen of Snow Hill, Md. and Michael A. Baker and wife Kara of Laurel; and a daughter, Kris Collins and husband Doug of Laurel. He was a devoted and loving grandfather to Donald Baker III, Brandy Baker, Samantha Baker and Scott Baker. A funeral service was held at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, on Monday, Aug. 23. Pastor Joe LeCates officiated. Interment will full military honors followed at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro.
543 N. BRADFORD ST., SEAFORD, DEL. • 629-7161
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.
Memorial contributions may be made in Donald Baker’s honor to: American Legion Post #19, PO Box 329, Laurel, DE 19956. Online condolences may be made by visiting, www.hsdfuneralhome.com.
Elaine E. Butler, 83
Elaine E. Butler, 83 of Seaford, died on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Genesis Health Care Center after a long illness. Mrs. Butler is survived by her husband of 64 years, Howard R. Butler; a daughter, Aimee Baysinger of Harrington; two sons, Scott Butler of Montana and Ben Butler of England; six grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Funeral services and burial will be private. Arrangements are in the care of Cranston Funeral Home.
Clifton J. Everton Sr., 86
Clifton James Everton Sr. of Seaford, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford. Born in Berkley, Va., the son of the late Maggie Kirby and Walter L. Everton, he was an electrician for the DuPont Company in Seaford. He was a World War II Navy veteran. Clifton is survived by his wife, Iva Taylor Everton; two sons, Clifton J. Everton Jr. of Lanex, Va. and Michael R. Everton of Seaford; a sister, Nita Argante of California; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Selena Everton, in April. A celebration of Clifton’s life will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, at Cannon United Methodist Church, Cannon. The Rev. Everett Lecates will officiate. Arrangements are in the care of Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.
SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN 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 wwwmessiahsvineyard.org
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH
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
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 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.
CHURCH OF GOD
11 AM and 6 PM ~ Sunday School 9:45 AM
Ministry for the wholef amily 7 PM
Pastor Stacey Johnson
28261 Seaford Rd., Laurel, 2 miles N. of Laurel on Alt. 13
CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH
315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973 • 302-629-9755
Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins www.christlutheranseaford.com
Praise Worship 8:15 AM • Sunday School 9:45 AM • Traditional Worship 11:15 AM
Laurel Baptist Church, SBC 22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 - www.atlantaroadcma.org Sunday
9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 6:45 Catalyst Youth (gr. 7-12), Worship, Nursery, Classes DivorceCare, KidStuf 103 (K-6 kids & their parents, 1st & 3rd for Kids & Adults Wednesday) 7:00 Intercessory 7:00 p.m. Prayer, Men’s Group Evening Service
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 • www.cokesburyworship.org Pastor Harold Carmean & Congregation Sunday School 9 am Contemporary Church Service 10 am
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
Messiah’s Vineyard Church
SEAFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
302-629-8434 • www.graceseaford.org
Obituaries Donald L. Baker, 71
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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. NurseryP rovided Pastor: Rev. Steven Booth Music Director: Linda Lewis
Episcopal Church Front & King St., Seaford, DE
Holy Eucharist: Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby-Coladonato, Rector
Seaford Church of Christ Acapella
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
United Methodist Church
743E . Clarence St., Seaford, Del. Carlton L. Cannon, Sr. Pastor
2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Across from Bank 337-7409 Handicap Friendly
629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 • firstname.lastname@example.org
9 am Contemporary Service 10 am Sunday School 11 am Traditional Worship Youth Group (Sun. 6 p.m.)
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
Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church
Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Pastor - O. Kenneth Scheller 302-875-0140
A Safe Sanctuary & Stephen’s Ministry Church Rev. E. S. Mallozzi
Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am
701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077
26295 Sussex Highway (south on 13), Seaford, DE
All are welcome to worship here every Sabbath.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Contemporary Services ... 8:45 & 10:30 a.m. Nursery Care & Children’s Church Provided Corner of Woodland Ferry Rd. & Stein Hwy., 4 miles West of Seaford • 629-2862 Jeans Expected! No Halos Required!
27225 Kaye Road Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814
www.thelighthouseld.org Timothy P. Jones, Pastor Sunday Family Worship - 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Family Ministries - 7:00 p.m.
“Shining His Light”
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Dale Evans
Contemporary Service............9:30 a.m. Sunday School.............10:15 a.m. Traditional Service. .11:30 a.m. Mount Pleasant Road, Laurel (Just off Rt. 24 west, on Rd. 493A)
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Emma P. Greene, 95
Emma Pearl Greene, the daughter of the late Theodore and Emma Pearl Barnes, was born on June 3, 1915, in Seaford. Her journey evolved into victory on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 15, 2010, as with one joyful breath, she quietly shouted her arrival home. Emma completed her education at Fredrick Douglas High School in Seaford, where she graduated as the valedictorian of her class. During her childhood, due to her father being Catholic, she was christened into Catholicism. Still in her childhood, she began going to Greene Macedonia A.M.E. Church in Seaford. She transferred her membership to Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church upon moving to Laurel. On Jan. 27, 1937, she was united in holy matrimony to the late Marshall A. Greene of Laurel. From this union, one daughter was born, Marjorie Dolores Greene. Emma loved her family, her home and shopping. She would say, “When going to church, you aren’t dressed unless you have on a hat.” She was an immaculate housekeeper and took pride in the daily activities of housekeeping. Emma also enjoyed her time spent as the owner of “The Paradise.” Everyone from children to adults knew that she demanded respect and if she did not receive it her famous quote was, “You don’t have to go home, but you have to get out of here,” and that’s what they did without question. Emma loved the Lord and served on numerous Homecoming and Women’s Day committees during her years at Mt. Pisgah. She was a lifetime member and Past Worthy Matron, of the Queen of Sheba Chapter #4, Prince Hall Affiliation, Laurel. Emma was a quiet soldier on the battle field for her Lord. Though quiet, she fought a good fight, she kept the faith and God allowed her to finish her battle victoriously! In addition to her parents, Emma was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters. She leaves to cherish her memories, one devoted daughter; Marjorie Dolores Fisher; two granddaughters, Robin M. Fisher and Terri L. Fisher; one great-granddaughter, “the love of her life,” RogJenea E. Fisher; one loving brother, Ira Barnes (Beverly); sister-in-law, Shirley Lloyd; and a host of nieces nephews, family and friends. Never to be forgotten are two special caregivers, Sandra Dorsey and Helena Puryear. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 21, at Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church, Laurel. Burial was in New Zion Church Cemetery, Laurel. Arrangements are in the care of Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Seaford. Letters of condolences may be sent and the guest book may be signed at www.benniesmithfuneralhome.com.
Steven A. Hare, 51
Steven Ashley Hare of Frankford, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at his residence. Born in Seaford, the son of Deanna
Jean Hill and Gilbert Marvin Hare of Bridgeville, he was a self employed painter. He was a 1976 graduate of Seaford High School. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Matthew R. Windsor of Seaford; a daughter, Ashley N. Hare of Frankford; a brother, John W. Hare and wife Luann of Summerville, Ala.; a sister, Rebecca L. Keim and husband George of Seaford; his companion, Norma G. Johnson of Frankford; and nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Monday, Aug. 23, at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Delaware/Eastern Maryland Office, 100 W. 10th St., Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801.
Joseph D. Jordan, 3 months
Joseph Daniel Jordan of Laurel, passed away at home on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. He was born in Fishersville, Va., a son of Charles and Jackie Jordan of Laurel. A loving and happy child, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Patricia Jordan of Laurel; maternal grandparents, Joyce and Randy Manley of Staunton, Va.; and aunts and uncles, Kayla Manley, Moriah Manley, Brooks Manley, Jamie Miles, Donna Jordan, Donna and Mike Adams and Dale and Ed Truitt. A funeral service was held at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Sunday, Aug. 22. Pastors Ken Deusa and Ben Sorrells officiated. Interment followed in Blades Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.hsdfuneralhome.com.
husband, Douglas; son, James Mahan and wife, Peggy, and former son-in-law, Carl Stevens. Other survivors include his grandchildren: Leigh Nelson and husband, Patrick, Page Johnson; Adam Palmer and wife, Hannah; Jackie Palmer, Rachel Stevens; Emily Stevens; Annie Mahan and Samuel Mahan; and a brother, C. Ray Mahan and wife, Bonnie of Chattanooga, Tenn. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Seaford, where Ralph enjoyed serving and worshiping since moving to Seaford in 1958. Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests donations to St. John’s United Methodist Church, PO Box 299, Seaford, DE 19973 or Delaware Hospice Inc., 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Arrangements are in the care of Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.
Robert C. Patterson Sr., 82
Robert C. Patterson Sr., 82, of Seaford, passed away on Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, with his family by his side at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. Born Jan. 15, 1918, he wanted to be remembered as a family man, one that always took care of his family. Born one of five children to Dr. James and Mabel Patterson, he was the husband of Catherine M. Patterson who preceded him in death in 1988. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Bracey and Elizabeth Manogue and a brother, Samuel Patterson.
Robert is survived by two sons, Robert C. Patterson Jr. and wife Charlotte of Seaford, and Ronald Patterson and wife Jane of West Virginia; four grandchildren, Robert Patterson III, Sandra Thomas, Darren Patterson and Scott Patterson; greatgrandchildren; a sister, Louise Collins of Seaford; and several nieces and nephews. Robert worked the family farm all of his life until retiring in 2009. He was an avid hunter and trapper. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Delaware Hospice Inc., 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or Delaware SPCA, 22918 Dupont Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947.
Catherine Louise Wilkerson, 81
Catherine Louise (Borgia) Wilkerson of Laurel, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010. She was born March 27, 1929. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She is now in Heaven rejoicing with the angels. She is survived by her daughter, Chrystal J. Messick; grandsons, Alan W. Messick and David A. Messick; and greatgrandson, Syncear E. Messick. She is also survived by her brother, Dominic Borgia, and her sisters, Julia Nardo and Rosa Santore. Memorial services were held at Laurel Baptist Church in Laurel, on Aug. 22. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, or Catherine’s favorite mission, Gaiseni Compassionate Ministries, PO Box 1702, Silverdale, WA 98383.
Ralph E. Mahan, 86
Ralph E. Mahan died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. After serving the U.S. Navy during World War II, Ralph studied at the University of Chattanooga, University of North Carolina and Purdue University. He taught at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia; Lord Baltimore School, Ocean View; Seaford High School; Delaware Technical & Community College; and extension classes for the University of Delaware. He also served as a supervisor for the Delaware Department of Education and Indian River School District. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary; daughters, Brenda Johnson and husband, Leslie; Beverly Palmer and husband Ralph; Jennifer Temple and
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who place their trust in Christ in this way are adopted as God’s children.
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God demonstrates His own
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Health Coding specialist program
Become a member of the expanding health care field by enrolling in the health information coding specialist certificate program offered at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Health information coding specialists are responsible for translating diagnostic and procedural phrases used by health care providers into coded form. This process requires analyzing health records and interacting with health care providers to ensure terms have been translated correctly. Information is then used for reimbursement purposes. This 36-session program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 13 to April 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. The course consists of three sections: medical terminology, medical coding and billing I and medical coding and billing II. Students will discover how to analyze inpatient and outpatient health records, assign accurate numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure, and identify principle diagnosis and procedures to evaluate accuracy of data submitted to fiscal agencies. They also will learn to understand reimbursement processes and compliance programs. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Certified Coding Specialist exam. Funding through the Department of Labor is available for this course. For more information, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 854-6966.
Delaware Hospice support group
Delaware Hospice’s Bereavement Counselor, Paul Ganster, LCSW, will lead an eight-week grief support group on “Grieving the Loss of a Loved One,” on Thursdays, from Oct. 14 through Dec. 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. There is no fee for this service which is provided as a community outreach by Delaware Hospice. To register, call Paul Ganster, LCSW, at 357-7147, or email email@example.com.
Prostate screenings offered
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and, once again, the Cancer Care Center staff at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will provide prostate screenings to the community on Friday, Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Miller Building (121 S. Front St., Seaford). There is a $5 screening fee and preregistration and fasting are not required. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital encourages men over the age of 50 to take advantage of this service. Men 40-years-old and at high risk of developing prostate cancer are also encouraged to participate. African-American men and men who have a family history of the disease have a higher risk for developing prostate cancer. For more information, call Melinda Huffman, nurse navigator, at 629-6611, ext. 3765 or 2378.
Cancer Support Group
The Wellness Community-Delaware offers a general cancer support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones held at The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The monthly support group meets in the second floor conference room of the Cancer Care center on the third Monday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The next meeting takes place on Sept. 20 at 4:30 p.m. The Wellness Community, an affiliate of the Cancer Support community, is dedicated to helping people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in a professional program of emotional support and hope. Facilitators are trained mental health professionals with a master’s degree or more. Call 645-9150 for information or to register for this program. All support groups offered at the Wellness Community are free of charge. This program is made possible by the support of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford.
Food safety classes offered
The University of Delaware Sussex County Cooperative Extension office will hold two levels of food safety courses this September, ServSafe and Dine Safe, at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Hwy., Georgetown. ServSafe will be taught on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dine Safe is Thursday, Sept. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. A ServSafe certificate from the NRAEF will be awarded to individuals who complete the course and receive a passing grade on the exam. The cost of $145 for the course covers the training, textbook, lunch, and certification examination from the NRAEF. A reduced course fee of $125 is available for three or more registrants from one establishment. Dine Safe is a three hour session designed to focus on the basic principles of food safety and handling. Each participant receives a training guide with the information covered in the program. All participants will receive a certificate of participation. The Dine Safe short course is $25. Dine Safe can be scheduled at a business location provided there are at least 10 employees enrolled. Registration forms for both classes are available by visiting: www.rec. udel.edu. For more information, contact Michele Walfred at 856-2585, ext 544.
BBQ & Antique Car Show
Methodist Manor House will hold the 2nd Annual Chicken BBQ & Antique Car Show to benefit Delaware Hospice on Saturday, Sept. 11, from noon to 3 p.m., at 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford. Guests will also enjoy a live broadcast of Eagle 97.7, bake sale, craft table, gift shop and Manor House Thrift Shop. Cost is $8 per chicken platter. Tickets may be purchased from the receptionist at Methodist Manor House.
Autism Delaware tournament
Sign up for Go Fish, a bass fishing tournament to benefit Autism Delaware’s southern location and the advocacy, education and support services they provide to improve the lives of people with autism and their families. Go Fish will be held on Sunday, Sept. 19, at eight ponds throughout Kent and Sussex counties, and will be followed by a celebration at Milford’s Bicentennial Park. Anglers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Each team of two can register for $40 and will receive an information and fundraising packet. Prizes, including a grand prize of $500 and special youth prizes, will be awarded at the celebration. The public is welcome to attend the celebration which will include fun for all ages with music by Code Blue, food from Go Fish of Rehoboth and kids games. Nominal fees will be charged for games and food for those not participating on a fishing team. Pro bass fisherman Mike DelVisco will fish in the tournament Sunday and participate in the celebration. There are 160 slots for fishing so register today by visiting www.delautism.org or calling 422-2255.
Breast cancer support group
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. (DBCC) has expanded its Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey, a program for women newly-diagnosed with breast cancer, by partnering with Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center in Seaford. The free, monthly program is offered at the Cancer Center located at 801 Middleford Road, Seaford, the third Thursday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. The program is facilitated by Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center professional staff - Terri A. Clifton, MS, NCC, Cancer Care coordinator; Mary Brown, RN, DSN, manager Cancer Care Center; and Wendy Polk, nutritionist – with assistance from Lois Wilkinson, DBCC special projects manager, who helps facilitate the program at Bayhealth. Of particular value to newly-diagnosed women is DBCC’s Peer Mentor Program through which they are paired with a long-term survivor for one-on-one support. To learn more about Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, call Lois Wilkinson at 672-6435. Registration is required and light refreshments and small gifts are provided.
MORNING STAR • AuG. 26 - SepT. 1, 2010
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is Sunday, Oct. 3 By Lynn R. Parks
Retired Seaford High School track and cross country coach Rob Perciful always wanted to organize a race that ended over water. He has gotten his wish, said Mary Catherine Hopkins, Bethel, with the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer run, which Perciful is helping to organize. The 5K run, to be held Sunday, Oct. 3, will have its finish line in the middle of a bridge that crosses a pond on the campus of Delaware Technical and Community College, Georgetown. A non-competitive 5K walk held the same morning will also end mid-bridge.
Both run and walk will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign. Cost to participate in the run is $20; participation in the walk is free. Both runners and walkers are asked to collect pledges for the cause. The run/walk replaces the early-spring daffodil sale that the Sussex office of the American Cancer Society used to hold. The Wilmington-area chapter has sponsored a fundraising run and walk for eight years. A kick-off for the Sussex event was held Aug. 4 at the Marvel Carriage Museum in Georgetown. Already, Hopkins
Praise, praise and more praise By Dr. Anthony Policastro
It is no different in other situations. Praise for co-workers is important. Praise One of the things that we do on a regufor those who work for us is usually not lar basis is take good results for granted. done enough. There should be a rule of six The child with a good report card will often not get the praise he or she deserves. for all supervisors. The same is true in commercial esHowever, a poor report card will get a lot tablishments. I like to go to the theater. of attention. I often will make it my business to find The spouse who cooks a good meal will and thank the sound board worker. If the often not get deserved praise while a poor microphones are not done correctly, the tasting meal will receive a lot of criticism. show is not going to be One of the things that as good. I teach parents in the It is hypocritical if the There are lots of way of behavior modiopportunities to create only time someone gets fication is the “rule of your own celebrations. six,” to make sure that flowers is on Valentine’s For example, I created they find something to Day. That form of praise something called a half praise their children for day. This was the at least six times a day. is forced. Spontaneously life day in which the amount This is sometimes of time I was married bringing home flowers hard to do because we to my wife equaled the are not in the habit of is a much better way to amount of time before praising our children for we got married. After show appreciation. the little things that they that day we would be do on a daily basis. married for longer than we were not marEven something simple such as coming ried. to dinner in a timely fashion is worthy of Since we had different birth dates, the praise because not all children do that. The actual date was different for both of us. same could be said for taking a bath or However, it gave us an excuse to celebrate brushing their teeth or putting a dirty plate twice. into the sink. There are other opportunities to do The “rule of six” is good to use with things like that. All you have to do is children who are having behavior probthink outside the box. Even if you do not lems because it changes the focus from come up with special occasions, there are their bad behavior to their good behavior. No matter how you look at it, all of us can more than enough chances to give praise to those around you at least six times per benefit from praise. day. For that reason, using this particular tactic will work well with all children. If we praise the things we want them to do such as chores, they are more likely to do them. It is no different with spouses. We need to be thanking them for picking up after themselves. We also need to thank them for cooking a good meal and for all the little things that they do. We need to do these things all year long. It is hypocritical if the only time someone gets flowers is on Valentine’s Day. That form of praise is forced. Spontaneously bringing home flowers is a much better way to show appreciation. We need to celebrate all the little things. For example, celebrating the anniversary of a first date or an engagement is a good thing. Not remembering what those dates are is not.
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said, 37 teams with 112 people are signed up to participate in the Sussex run. “We are off to a good start,” she said. “We could have 200 or 300 people there.” Registration for the race will start at 7 a.m. The run will get underway at 8:30 a.m. and the walk at 9. The course will all be on the college campus. There’s more to the run than simply raising money, Hopkins said. Community events like this one promote awareness of the American Cancer Society and the services it provides, she said. They also provide support to people who are suffering from cancer and their families, she added. A survivor’s tent will be set up during the run where people who had or have cancer can gather. “There is always somebody there they can talk to,” she said. “People who have just gotten a diagnosis of cancer can realize, ‘Hey, I’m not alone.’ And people who
have beaten cancer and who want to give back have the opportunity to do so.” Hopkins said that organizers are trying to get young people involved in the run. “We want them to be aware of cancer, and we also want to give them the opportunity to do something for the community,” she said. Organizers are also reaching out to the Spanish-speaking community, she added. All literature that will be handed out that day will be available in Spanish. For your information The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K run and walk will be Sunday, Oct. 3, at Delaware Technical and Community College, Georgetown. Registration starts at 7 a.m. For details, visit www.stridessussex.org or call 800937-9696 or 875-7308.
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Hola Awards to honor Hispanics The Second Annual Hola Awards on Sept. 25 will showcase some of the most admirable Hispanic leaders in Sussex County. More than 400 people are expected to attend the event at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. The gala, presented by the talk show “Hola FM” on WGMD, recognizes the extraordinary citizens that help strengthen the local community. “We have spoken with many of these people on “Hola FM” and learned about the type of work they perform,” said Kevin Andrade, host of the show and the gala. “The Hola Awards is a way to give something back to those who have given so much.” To honor nominees and participants, this year’s event will also include an afterparty with Prince Royce, a young Dominican American from the Bronx who has conquered the radio airwaves throughout the Americas and across the world with his hit single, “Stand By Me.” The song is a bilingual version of Ben E. King’s 1960s classic. Awards will go out to nominees in the categories of Extraordinary Community Service and Entrepreneur of the Year. Nominees include: Extraordinary Community Service: Sister María Mairlot, Pastor Israel Figueroa, Allison Burris Castellanos, Pastor Anastacio Matamoros, Margaret Reyes, Charlene Nurley and Pastor René Knight. Entrepreneur of the Year: Evelyn Díaz, Lili Kohr, Ramiro Herrera, Doris González and Enrique Núñez. Listeners of the WGMD program will select the winners.
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Journalist Patricia V. Rivera, who is co-hosting the event, said the award show represents a maturation for the local Hispanic community, which now counts among its community and business leaders individuals who make contributions to mainstream society. Andrade, the visionary behind the event, said the evening is also a demonstration of unity. “Hola FM” on WGMD has drawn Spanish and non-Spanish listeners from all over the upper East Coast. Andrade owns Hola Media Network, a radio communications company that develops other radio programs that are broadcast regionally and internationally. To learn more about the Hola Awards, or to purchase tickets, visit www.holaawards.com.
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For 25 years, the “Friends of Summer” have mourned the passing of the summer tourist season at Bethany Beach with the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral. This year’s funeral will be celebrated on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6, with a private “wake” at 5 p.m. The “solemn procession” follows at 5:30 p.m. This year’s procession, accompanied by the music of the Dixieland jazz bands, will start at the north end of the Bethany Boardwalk. The event is family-friendly and free to the public. Back for its fifth year is the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral Silent Auction, on Friday, Sept. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Bethany Blues Restaurant. All funds raised benefit the Delaware Audubon Society and the Chesapeake Audubon Society. Those who are interested in helping out as “Friends of Summer” can contact the Jazz Funeral at P.O. Box 505, Bethany Beach, DE 19930, e-mail jazzfuneral@ mchsi.com, or leave a message at 5371585.
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Cast members Jerry Cox of Felton and E.J. Panico of Seaford, rehearse a scene from the Possum Point Players upcoming fall comedy “A Love Affair,” which runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Oct. 1-10.
Players plans fall dinner theater The Possum Point Players have added a dinner option to their October comedy, “A Love Affair,” opening Oct. 1. For an additional $20, patrons can add the option to have dinner in the theater. Similar to PPP’s popular January dinner theater, it will be cooked, plated and served by PPP volunteers.
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Ania Sypek keep the ball inside the playing field for Seaford during a Play Day game last Saturday in Seaford. Twenty four teams participated in the yearly event held in Seaford. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Seaford High School Field Hockey Boosters hold annual play day
By Lynn Schofer
Last year a thunderstorm almost wiped out the Seaford High School Field Hockey Boosters Club’s play day. This year clouds were in the skies but not one single drop of water fell onto the playing fields. In fact, it was a hot and humid day for the players, volunteers and fans. Twenty four teams and over 400 players from Maryland and Delaware participated in the 2010 Play Day. Prior to the event, chairman Clarke Tobin said he was anticipating a huge success because of
the caliber of players that would be participating in this year’s event. Tobin said that not only local schools such as Woodbridge, Laurel, Seaford, Sussex Tech and Delmar were registered, but Maryland schools such as Stephen Decatur, Easton, North Caroline, Parkside, St. Michaels, Springbrook, Washington, Perryville also were set to play. Matches took place every 35 minutes on the six fields that were set up for play and the teams played 20 minute games.
WORKOUTS- Seaford Football conditioning workouts began early in the morning to get the team in shape for the upcoming football season. Photo by Lynn Schofer
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WOODBRIDGE BLUE RAIDERS- The Woodbridge varsity football team, shown above during a practice earlier this week, has a number of new faces this season. See next week’s Seaford Star for the full story. Photo by Mike McClure
Woodbridge varsity football team features young players
Seaford’s Julia Tobin looks to pass to teammate Bailey Hoch during last Saturday’s Play Day which was sponsored by the Seaford High School Field Hockey Boosters. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Head coach- Ed Manlove Years coaching- second at Woodbridge, seven at Laurel Last season- 0-6, 3-7 Returning players- Seniors Trez Kane (FB-DE), Ales Matos (TE/DL), D.J. Grinstead (C-LB); juniors C.J. Pleasants (QB), Freddy Sample (RB-DB), Jabias Blockson (RB-DB), Troy Worthy (FB/LB), Raheem Deputy (OL-DL); sophomore Marvin Morris (FB-DL) Newcomers- Juniors George Knight (RB-DB), K.J. Foy (OL-DL), R.C. Short (OLDL), John Keefe (OL-DL), James Carter (OL-DL); sophomores T.D. Davis (OL-LB), Josh Retzlaff (OL-LB) Team strengths- numbers (60), lots of youth building good depth, experience in the skill positions Concerns- inexperience with youth Key losses- Thomas Jefferson, Trevor Wescott Outlook for season- Looking to improve each week and “trying to be the best we can be.”
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Western Sussex Fall sports scrimmages schedules The following are the remainder of the Western Sussex scheduled scrimmages (subject to change): Seaford- football- 8/28- home vs. Easton, 10 a.m., 8/31- at Cambridge-South Dorchester, 5:30 p.m.; field hockey- 8/28- at Polytech, 8 a.m.; 9/2- at Dover, 4 p.m.; soccer- 8/28- at Parkside play day, 9 a.m.; cross country- 9/2- at Indian River play day, 4 p.m. Sussex Tech- football- 8/27- at Brandywine, 4 p.m., 9/2- home vs. Woodbridge, 6 p.m.; field hockey- 8/28- at Pocomoke play day, 9/2- at Dover play day, 4 p.m.; soccer- 9/8- at Dover play day, 4 p.m.; volleyball- 8/28- at Cape Henlopen play day, 8:30 a.m., 9/1- home vs. Indian River, 5 p.m. Woodbridge- football- 8/27- at Milford with Howard, 6 p.m., 9/2 at Sussex Tech, 6 p.m.; volleyball- 8/28- at Cape Henlopen play day, 8:30 a.m., 9/1- at Campus, 4 p.m.; field hockey- 8/28- at Polytech play day, 9 a.m.
FALL SPORTS- The Woodbridge varsity boys’ soccer team plays an intersquad scrimmage during a practice earlier this week. See the Star’s Falls Sports preview section in next week’s paper for varsity schedules, previews, and pictures. Photo by Mike McClure
IN THE LEAD- Rob Schirmer is shown leading in heat action in last week’s late model race at Delaware International Speedway. Schirmer would go on to win his first Late Model race of the year. Photo by Bonnie Nibblett
WOODBRIDGE VOLLEYBALL- The newly created Woodbridge varsity girls’ volleyball team prepares for its first season during a practice earlier this week. Photo by Mike McClure
Seaford Recreation Department selling tickets for Orioles-Yankees
The Seaford Recreation Department is now selling tickets for the organization’s annual Orioles/Yankees trip. The game is on Friday, September 17 at 7 p.m.. The cost of the trip is $65 per ticket and includes great seats to the game and transportation on a charter bus. Call 629-6809 for more information or to reserve your seat.
Seaford Department of Recreation holds fall league signups
Adult Fall Leagues- Men’s Flag Football, Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball, Co-Ed and Women’s Volleyball- All leagues start in September, so if you are interested in entering team call the office at 629-6809 early to reserve a spot. Youth Fall Programs- Girls’ Field Hockey for ages 7-12- This is an instructional league on Saturday mornings starting Sept.11. The cost is $25 which includes a shirt. Girls Cheerleading ages 7-14- The girls cheer for the SDR tackle football program and games are usually on Saturday mornings. Practices will start in September and the cost is $40. A uniform is provided and turned back in following the season. Tackle Football for ages 7-10 and 10-13 (10 yr olds play up if they weigh more than 90 lbs)- The cost is $40 and practices will start in September. All equipment is provided and turned back in following the season.
Seaford Pop Warner teams holding free registration
The Seaford Pop Warner football and cheerleading teams are looking for participants from ages 7 to 12. Registration for the 2010 season is free. Pop Warner is a travel league which plays games on Saturdays (four home and four away). The league travels from Smyrna to Berlin along with playing neighboring towns such as Laurel and Sussex Central. This nationally recognized youth program is all about academics as well as sports. Mandatory play rules apply along with no tryouts. Rosters are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Both cheer and football coaches along with parent volunteers are still needed. Please call 302-628-3789 for more information or to sign up.
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Sussex Tech grad Justin Allen receives baseball scholarships
DOUBLE TEAM- Sussex Tech’s Kelly Cannon, right, and Devon Bitler double team an opposing player to execute the perfect take away in last Saturday’s Play Day Tournament which was sponsored by the Seaford Field Hockey Boosters. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Sussex Technical High School graduate Justin Allen of Laurel was named a co-winner of the 2010 Judy Johnson Scholarship and the recipient of the Wilmington Blue Rocks Scholarship. Justin received the honors because of his baseball skills during the 2010 Delaware High School all-star baseball game in which he was named MVP for the Gold team. The Judy Johnson Memorial Foundation awards two scholarships each year to selected players from the all-star game. The recipients were nominated by their respective coaches who, in their opinion, displayed outstanding sportsmanship. Justin Allen This scholarship is given annually in memory of Judy Johnson, a former Negro League player who died in 1989 at the age of 89 and was never given the opportunity to play in the Major Leagues only because of the color of his skin. Johnson, who was born in Snow Hill, played between 1920 and 1936 and was a lifelong resident of Wilmington. Johnson’s baseball playing skills ultimately led to his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., in 1975. The Wilmington Blue Rocks scholarship is sponsored each year by the Delaware Baseball Coaches Association. Justin will be a freshman at Delaware State University and will study physical therapy. He will also be a member of Del State’s baseball team. He is the son of Jeff and Jan Allen of Laurel.
Delmarva Drillers to hold 9U, 10U, 12U tryouts The Delmarva Drillers will be having a tryout for the 9U, 10U and 12U teams on Sunday, Aug. 29 at the Delmar Little League Park (Major League field). The 12U team will have tryouts at 2 p.m. and the 9U and 10U teams will have tryouts at 3 p.m.
Diamond State Swoop 18U softball team to hold tryouts SHOT ON GOAL- Sussex Tech’s Taylor Quillen strikes a shot into the goal for the Ravens in Saturday’s Seaford High School Boosters Filed Hockey Play Day. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Tryouts for the Diamond State Swoop 18U fast pitch travel softball team will take place at the Seaford High School softball fields. Individual tryouts will be run at appointed times Aug. 20-30. If you are interested in trying out, please contact Mike Riggleman at 302-841-7676 to set up an individual tryout time.
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It was a bittersweet victory for Matt Jester in Saturday night’s “Topless” 25-lap NAPA Big Block Modified feature at the Delaware International Speedway. Jester got caught up in a first lap chain reaction and was left sitting putting him to the rear. For the second time this season he would come from last to first but not until after an hour delay as emergency crews tended to his friend Jamie Mills. The first scare of the evening came at the beginning of the night in hot laps when Kenny Brightbill had his throttle stick going into the first turn. The car hit the dirt backed tire wall at high speed. Brightbill was shaken but would compete in qualifying and the feature in an AC Delco Modified borrowed from driver Garrie Bostwick. Following the racing Brightbill did go for treatment of a badly swollen leg. Matt Hawkins would lead lap one of the feature before Chad Clark moved on top. Almost immediately, Clark’s car slowed and the yellow was out again. Hawkins was back on top with Beau Wilkins second and Joseph Watson third. H.J. Bunting was on the move taking third on lap four. Watson regained the spot to laps later with Jamie Mills following into fourth and Brad Trice taking fifth. Mills was on a mission on the outside passing both Watson and Wilkins down the back straight to take second on lap seven. Disaster would strike on the next circuit. As it seemed evident that Mills would have no problem catching the leader Hawkins, his car slowed briefly going down the back straight. The car then picked up speed entering the third turn. It went up the turn and off the top hitting the dirt backed tire barrier under power. The car came to an instant grinding stop and rolled over on its top. Safety crews were immediately on the scene, putting the car back on all four wheels. Mills was initially unconscious but then went into convulsive like behavior. Both county paramedics and Delmar Volunteer fire company EMT’s along with the speedway’s EMT’s worked to stabilize Mills as the Delaware State police helicopter landed for transport. The medical crews could not sufficiently stabilize Mills for air transport so he was taken to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in nearby Salisbury where he was placed on breathing support and moved to the Intensive Care Unit. Promising news from Mills’ family came on Sunday around noon when he was removed from the breathing support. Early evaluations indicate that Mills suffered a concussion but no broken bones and a full recovery is expected. Back under the green Jester worked by Bunting for third and then powered by both Wilkins and Hawkins to lead lap 11. At the halfway sign Bunting had moved into second with Wilkins third. Hawkins and Tim Trimble were holding on in the top five. The second half of the race was caution free with Jester driving to his fifth win. “I’m real glad that we won but man, I’m real worried about Jamie,” said an emotional Jester in victory lane. “We’re good friends. It’s a win for him and a buddy of mine down in the trailer whose dad had a stroke earlier. It’s not been a good night.” Bunting finished in the second spot with Trice third. Fourth went to Wilkins and Hawkins rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Trice and Mills. Kyle Fuller led the first three laps of the 15-lap AC Delco while Shawn Ward and Jon Callaway battled for second. Joe Tracy built up momentum on the outside and drove from fourth to the lead on lap six. On lap later the yellow was out as Shawn Ward got around and was hit hard by point leader John Curtis. Both drivers were okay but both cars were badly damaged. At the halfway sign the top five were Tracy, Fuller, Callaway, Tom Moore and Scott Baker. The order would remain unchanged to the checkered as the remainder of the race went caution free. It was the fourth win of the season for Tracy and moved him back into the point lead. Fuller was unfortunately light at the scales making the remainder of the top five in order: Callaway, Moore, Baker and Billy Carr. Fast time in qualifying was set by Fuller. Tim White shot from fifth to lead lap one of the 15-lap Mod Lite feature. Ray Gulliver and Tyler Reed put on a good battle for second before Alan Passwaters came blasting through the top five to take second on lap seven. A final yellow on lap 12 erased White’s lead. On the restart, Passwaters made a challenge but White was able to pull away to record his fourth win of the year. Passwaters turned in a season’s best finishing in second with Reed third. Fourth went to Kerry King, Jr. and Curt Miles, Jr. rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by White. This Saturday night it will be the King of Kings for Modifieds plus the regular weekly divisions and the Little Lincoln cars. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m.
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A view from the cheap seats By Mike McClure, Star Sports Editor Last week while I was walking around the Delmar High sports fields to take pictures, a dream came true, more like a nightmare. It all happened quite innocently. I was walking past the soccer field to the field hockey field when a boy walked by carrying something. I probably noticed what he was carrying all along, I just tried to block it out of my mind. I almost made it past him safely when he stopped and said “Do you know what this is?” I stopped in midstep and looked at him to make sure he was talking to me, he was. I looked at him, I looked at the item he was carrying, I looked at him, I looked at it. “It’s from the World Cup,” he added. I didn’t really need the hint, but it was enough for me to say the word. “It’s a vuvuzela,” I said begrudgingly. That’s right, the plastic noisemaker that droned all through the World Cup in South Africa has made its way to the United States. Actually, I already knew it was in the country because the Florida Marlins had a vuvuzela giveaway earlier in the season. Luckily, I don’t watch many Florida Marlins games on TV. But now the plastic “trumpet”, which recently became one of 2,000 new words in the Oxford Dictionary of English, has made its way to Delmarva. I was afraid that would happen. “Just you watch, there will be vuvuzelas at the high school games this Fall,” I prophetically proclaimed as I watched the games this summer, trying to ignore that Seaford Play Day continued Each team had an opportunity to play several different opponents in a short period of time. This year the schedule had the Delaware schools play the Maryland schools, which allowed the teams to experience different competition than they are used to during the season. Seaford Boosters began play day to raise money for field improvements when the previous fields were ruled unplayable. Since the school district
infernal sound. As I took pictures during the soccer and field hockey practices, I heard that noise emulating from the woods. If I didn’t know better I would have thought Delmar had a population of moose that migrated south. Now I have no problem with the people of South Africa sharing their culture with the world when they have a national audience, but did we really need to bring those noise machines here? Don’t we have enough of our own noise makers? Maybe some of the Laurel fans should introduce the cow bell to South Africa. FALL SPORTS- I am ready for the high school sports season. Like many of the fans, and probably some of the players and coaches, I’d like to skip right to the games. I know I’d like to skip past all of the NFL pre-season games. I’d rather watch paint dry (or Sarah Palin speak) than watch a pre-season football game. I don’t even want to hear the scores of the games. These games are as pointless as Brett Favre’s retirement announcements. The star players play a series or two and by the second half a seventh string quarterback, who will be driving taxi cabs during the regular season, is under center. Quick hits- Don’t forget to check out next week’s Stars for the Fall sports preview section, complete with regular season schedules, photos, and previews. Varsity coaches: Please submit your completed preview forms this week to have your teams included in this special section. did not have the money, the only thing to do was raise it. The event grows every year and each year interest in the annual event is spreading. The play day allows the girls to showcase their abilities and the coaches have an opportunity to develop ideas for improvements before the regular season begins. Seaford Play Day 2010 was a huge success and after the 24 teams and over 400 girls headed home, the Seaford Boosters gather and plan for 2011.
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Matt Jester earns a bittersweet win in Delaware Modifieds
MORNING STAR • AUG. 26 - SEPT. 1, 2010
Rob Schirmer takes second win in Delaware Late Models By Charlie Brown Rob Schirmer took full advantage of his pole starting position in the 20-lap Super Late Model feature but it was far from being an easy win. Schirmer held the point at the start with Hal Browning and Staci Warrington locked in a hot battle for second. Mark Pettyjohn and Kerry King closed the gap to make it a five car lead battle. Schirmer held tight to the bottom line while Warrington and Pettyjohn swapped third several times. By lap six King had worked by Pettyjohn for fourth and started to challenge Warrington for third. The challenge was a wake up call for Warrington who worked by Browning to take second on lap nine. At the halfway sign the top five were Schirmer, Warrington, Browning, King and Mark Pettyjohn. The first yellow was out on lap 12 and ended a good drive by Browning who slowed in a shower of sparks down the back straight. Schirmer had a strong restart with Warrington in second and King in third. King took the second spot with four to go as Derrike Hill began a late race charge through the top five. Hill had just taken the third spot as Warrington and King made contact on the final lap. Warrington went around Schirmer on the high side in the second turn but the yellow flew as King was unable to steer his car and came to a stop on the front straight. This put Schirmer back on the point with Warrington restarting in second and Derrike Hill in third for the one lap shoot out. Schirmer had a great restart and made no mistakes on the final circuit to collect his second win of the season. Derrike Hill edged by Warrington at the finish for second with Warrington holding off David Hill for third. Mark Pettyjohn rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Schirmer and Browning. Chris Hitchens started on the pole in the 15-lap Crate Model feature. Hitchens set the pace as Mike Wharton worked by Clint Chalabala for second. The first yellow was out at the halfway sign as Clay Tapman got in some contact and spun. Hitchens controlled the restart but the yellow was back out as both Joe Warren and Dylan Evans slowed with flat tires. Hitchens made no mistakes in the closing laps to post his first win of the season. Chalabala grabbed second on the final lap with Wharton ending his four win streak by finishing in third. Fourth went to Tyler Reed and John Imler rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Chalabala. The Slide for 5 cars rounded out the night with 15 cars taking the green. Paul Griffin led the first lap before Jesse Betts took over for the next two circuits. Ronnie Layton threaded his way through a tangle and took the lead for lap four and held on for his first win. Mike Creppon finished in second with Griffin recovering to take third. Fourth went to James Brasure and Warren Montieth rounded out the top five.
RAVENS- The Sussex Tech football and boys’ soccer teams are shown in action during pre-season practices earlier this week. See next week’s Star for more photos, team schedules, and preview stories. Photos by Mike McClure
Laurel Field Hockey Boosters Club to meet Aug. 31 The newly formed Laurel Field Hockey Boosters Club will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at the high school. Anyone interested in joining the club is invited to attend.
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SEAFORD STAR SUMMER SPORTS SCRAPBOOK- Shown (clockwise from top left) are scenes from the summer sports season: Seaford’s Jaylyn Magee and Kyle Jester each hit two home runs during the Major League Pat Knight tournament, which took place in Millsboro; Chris Eck of JBS Construction takes a cut during a Woodbridge Junior League baseball game; Colin Bergh stands at the plate for Nanticoke during a District III all-star baseball game; Woodbridge’s Tim Petrone and Kani Kane each deliver a pitch. Photos by Mike McClure
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FIVE YEARS AGO- The District III Big League baseball team came in third in the World Series. Beth Hitchens allowed one run on four hits and collected a pair of hits and Krista Scott hit a two-run single in the team’s 11-1 win over Texas. The tournament was played in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Sports at the Beach hosts Hot Stove Classic baseball tournament The Hot Stove Classic baseball tournament took place Aug. 20-22 at the Sports at the Beach complex Due to rain, winners were determined by higher seeds. 12 year-olds- Kingston Royals CTT (Md.); 13 year-olds- Morris County Cubs- Blue (N.J.); 14 yearolds- JS Raiders (N.J.); 15/16 year-olds- Lawrence Titans (Pa.); 18-19 year-olds Downingtown Bulldogs (Pa.)
Delaware Blue Knights 15-16U baseball team to hold tryouts on Thursday
The Delaware Blue Knights 15 - 16U Baseball Team will be holding tryouts on August 26, 2010, starting at 6 p.m. for their 2010/2011 season. Bring copy of birth certificate. Location: Sport at the Beach. For details please call Eddie VanVorst at 302-604-0421.
STAR SUMMER SPORTS SCRAPBOOKLaurel’s Kelsey Willey moves to third base during a Senior League World Series game earlier this summer. Photo McClure
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MORNING STAR • AuG. 26 - SepT. 1, 2010
Delmarva auto alley There’s plenty of racing action left to enjoy this year By Bonnie Nibblett
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The end of the summer is already upon us. When my birthday rolls around at the end of July, I always know that summer will be soon be over. I love the extra daylight hours, not having to wear a coat and watching racing at my home track. Well, it’s not too late to get into local racing and watch some good racing before the season is over. The Delaware Motorsports Complex located in Delmar, is the place to get into some fast and amazing racing at three different tracks with three different types of racing. The complex is the home of the Delaware International Speedway (DIS), U.S. 13 Dragway and the U.S. 13 Kart Club Track, which is just on the left before you enter the main grounds or the complex. There’s still a few great shows left this year at any of the tracks. In August, the speedway had the King of Kings Late Model which had each feature winner in late models; nine different winners in all seasons to race a 10 lap shoot out for $500. Mark Pettyjohn won that night. King of Kings for the Big Block Modified is this Saturday, Aug. 28. The last “Topless Night” was last Saturday. The URC sprints will return Saturday, Sept. 4, two more races after that will round out the points events, then the speedway will be off Sept. 18 for the Dragway special. Next up on the half-mile oval is the new format for the Delaware State Dirt Track Championships. This year the events switched to night racing instead of the two day event in November. The championship will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23, at night for the first time. If all the racers come for this special in
November we will be in for some awesome, fantastic racing shows. This will be new racing at the end of the season championship at a night show which should make for more side by side racing. For details, log on to the track’s website at www.delawareracing.com or call the office at 875-1911, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. I think everyone knows my first choice of racing is on the half-mile clay oval track. This offers five different weekly divisions of racing on clay dirt with Big Block Modified, Super Late Models, two Crate Divisions and Modified Lite. Along with that, each week has a special guest form of racing rather it be the mighty URC Sprints, Little Lincoln & Vintage Cars or slide-4-five. Do you know the differences between each of these races? Simply, most divisions differ by body style of the car, horsepower, speed, shocks, tires and more. Speeds can range from 80 to 110 MPH. Visit the track’s website for a schedule of events to the dirt track at www.delawareracing.com or call the track hotline at 846-3968. Another form of racing on the Complex grounds is the quarter-mile asphalt dragway strip. You might want to check out that racing with speeds up and over to more than 200 MPH. This track has their own classes of divisions to race against each other as well. There are some fast Pro Car, Dragsters, Pro Bikes and Imports, just to name a few. Again some are faster, a different style, different horsepower and so on. The dragway just started back on Sundays for the race day, gates open at 10:30 a.m. Visit the track’s website at www.delawareracing.com for upcoming events or join us on Facebook too. Finally, one more form of racing at the
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Complex is the go-kart clay circle track, US 13 Kart Club Track. Just before entering the grounds on the left is the go-kart track. Now this kind of track has people bringing their own go-karts to race in the different divisions offered. I’ve had some ask if they can rent a kart to race or drive. This is not that kind track. But kids race, adults young and old race. The track is off this Friday, but will have the state race
on Saturday, Sept. 4. Gates open at 7 a.m., visit the web at www.dekarting.net, or join us on Facebook. Be sure to check out www.redbud69racing.com, your Delaware and surrounding tracks race news plus NASCAR. Visit the largest message board on the Shore at http://redbud69racing.proboards2.com/index.cgi, which is powered by Hab Nab Trucking of Seaford.
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Police Journal Held on weapons charges
On Aug. 19, Delaware State Police were summoned to the 11000 block of Orange Blossom Road, Seaford, for a gun complaint. Around 11:47 p.m., State Police received a 911 call regarding a person pointing a gun at a victim and then shooting off rounds. State Police contacted a 42-yearold Seaford woman who advised she observed two individuals walking in the area of German Road, Seaford. The victim recognized one of the suspects and inquired into their course of business. A second unidentified suspect is alleged to have taken a shotgun from Brian A. Neal, 29, of Seaford, and pointed it at the victim. The victim, who was in a vehicle, drove away and heard two shoots being fired presumably in the air. After the incident, Delaware State Police observed two individuals fleeing the area of Concord Pond Road, Seaford. Neal was apprehended, however, the second suspect got away. State Police is trying to identify the second suspect. Neal was arrested for possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, aggravated menacing, second degree conspiracy and second degree reckless endangering. He was remanded to Sussex Correctional on $7,500 cash bond.
Police arrest two for robbery
The Laurel Police Department has arrested two male juveniles for the attempted robbery that occurred on Aug. 15, at Food Lion in Laurel. Two suspects attempted to steal a purse from a female victim as she was walking into Food Lion. The woman was able to keep her purse but suffered injuries from the ordeal. The suspects, ages 13 and 15, were arrested after investigators received tips and conducted interviews. The 13-year-old was arrested on Aug. 20 and the 15-year-old was arrested on Aug. 21. Both suspects have been charged with first degree attempted robbery, first degree assault and second degree conspiracy. The suspects are being held at the Stevenson House in Milford on $21,000 secured bail.
On Monday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m., Delmar Fire Department EMT’s responded to Britts Lane, Delmar, for a subject allegedly passed out on his front lawn. EMT’s found Clodoaldo L. Santos, 38, of Delmar, lying in his yard. State Police learned that Santos arrived
at his residence, pulled into his driveway, exited his Ford pick up truck and stumbled across his yard before collapsing. When the fire department arrived, they attempted to ascertain the condition of Santos, however, they were met with obscenities. Santos continued to make verbal threats toward four different emergency medical technicians. While attempting to load Santos onto a stretcher, Santos kicked, punched and spat at the emergency medical crew. Once Santos was placed into the ambulance, he ripped his IV’s out flinging blood about the inside. Santos was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for treatment and, after being released the next day, was charged with nine counts of offensive touching against ambulance and, or EMT’s, terroristic threatening, driving under the influence of alcohol and disorderly conduct. He was remanded to Sussex Correctional in lieu of $5,600 secured bond.
Attorney General Beau Biden has announced the arrest of Wilmington pediatric dentist Marieve O. Rodriguez on 20 counts of felony HealthCare Fraud. The charges stem from a 13-month investigation by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit that was initiated following a referral from the Delaware Division of Health and Social Services Medicaid Program Integrity Unit and a tip received through the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Hotline. Rodriguez was arraigned at JP Court 20, where bond was set at $150,000 secured. She was ordered not to practice dentistry, treat any patients or write any prescriptions with the charges pending.
Seventh DUI follows chase
On Aug. 19 at 2 a.m., Delaware State Police received a call about a hit and run vehicle fleeing the scene of an accident on Coastal Highway and Old Landing Road, Rehoboth. A 2007 Nissan Maxima driven by Thomas Garvey, 46, of Rehoboth Beach, was in the left turn lane of Coastal Highway intersecting with Old Landing Road. The second vehicle, a 2004 Saturn Vue driven by Robert A. Hynes, 47, of Wilmington, rear-ended the Maxima. After the crash, Hynes fled the crash scene and began driving northbound in the southbound lanes of Coastal Highway. Troop 7 officers caught up with Hynes
on Rolling Meadows Development on Windsor Court, Lewes. He was arrested for his seventh offense driving under the influence of alcohol after being convicted on six prior offenses. Hynes had convictions in 1986, 1988 (twice), 1992 (twice) and 1993.
Prescription drug robbery
On Aug. 17, Delaware State Police investigated a robbery complaint at the entrance to Pot Nets Creekside, Millsboro. The robbery is reported to have occurred around 2 p.m., near the mailboxes at the entrance to the development. The 34-year-old victim was obtaining mail and had just returned to his car when approached by the suspects. The suspects were driving a brown station wagon and a white vehicle they used to block the victim’s vehicle and exit. The first suspect, Eric A. Lemiska, 30, of Millsboro, displayed a switchblade toward the victim and demanded he hand over an Oxycodone prescription. Lemiska then placed his hand around the victim’s neck allegedly strangling him and, at the same time, attempted to stab the victim. The second suspect, Joseph C. Brett, 35, of Lewes, assisted in the robbery by holding the victim’s legs. The victim, starting to lose consciousness, threw the prescription pill bottle at Lemiska. Lemiska and Brett recovered the pill bottle and fled the crime scene. Lemiska was seen fleeing in a brown station wagon and Brett in a white vehicle.
Recent losses in the crude oil market have trickled down to gas prices, as the national average price for regular grade gasoline dropped five cents last week to $2.72 a gallon. Crude Oil Prices For the second consecutive week, crude oil prices have fallen following continued signs of slow economic recovery. Oil prices have fallen nearly 10% from early August highs close to $83 a barrel, trading back in the $70 to $80 range where they have been for most of the past ten months. Crude oil’s decline can be directly attributed to less than favorable economic news from the U.S. and abroad. Jobless claims rose to their highest level in nine months last week, increasing concerns about the pace of recovery in the U.S.
The victim was familiar with the suspects and provided additional information to investigators. State troopers responded to Lemiska’s residence and apprehended both suspects. State Police additionally recovered a switchblade on the front seat of Lemiska’s vehicle alleged to have been used during the robbery. Lemiska and Brett were charged with first degree robbery, conspiracy and additional weapons offenses. Lemiska and Brett were remanded to Sussex Correctional each on $55,500 secured bond.
Injured in crash
On Aug. 18, the Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit investigated a serious motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Millsboro Road SR 24 and Careys Camp Road (CR 421), west of Millsboro. The crash between a 1992 GMC 10 wheel log truck and a 2005 Kia sedan occurred shortly after 5 a.m. A logging truck driven by Peter E. Brown, 57, of Georgetown, was eastbound on Millsboro Road when the Kia sedan, which was traveling southbound on Careys Camp Road failed to stop at the stop sign. The operator of the Kia, Leslie A. Mayhew, 33, of Ocean City, Md., pulled into the path of the 10 wheel truck and was struck on the passenger side. Mayhew was in critical condition at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. The operator of the truck was not injured.
A look ahead “The summer driving season is winding down. Motorists continue to benefit from a remarkable pattern of gas price stability this summer,” said Jana L. Tidwell, AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesperson. “Recent crude oil declines and sluggish economic recovery continue to impact prices at the pump, and this week we saw a five-cent drop in prices at the national level. This is welcome news as we approach the end of the summer driving season.” Local pricing On Tuesday gas stations from Delmar to Greenwood were selling regular gasoline in a range from $2.499 to $2.659 a gallon. The high is eight cents less than a week ago, the low is down seven cents.
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Delaware BaCk tO SChOOl BlUeS - This accident about 5 p.m. Monday involved a school bus which contained no children and a van operated by a 70-year-old female from Seaford. Minor property damages occurred. Seaford Police said both vehicles were stopped at the red light at Stein and Shipley and heading west bound. When the light turned green the operator of the van accelerated striking the rear of the bus. Photo by Carol Richardson
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Education Evening polysomnography course
Take the first step toward a career in the growing field of polysomnography (sleep technolology) by participating in an evening training program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. The program prepares students to work as trainees with sleep technologists in the performance of diagnostic sleep studies that are required for the evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. They will learn how to operate sophisticated monitoring devices that record brain activity, muscle and eye movements, respiration, blood oxygen levels and other physiologic events. A free information session will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Delaware Tech. Participants will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 27 to Nov. 17, from 5 to 10 p.m. at local sleep disorder centers and Delaware Tech in Georgetown. Graduates will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible for employment as sleep technologist trainees. Sleep technologists are typically employed in sleep laboratories located in medical centers, clinics, offices, or freestanding sleep laboratories. The program is taught by Paul Walker, director of education for Delaware Sleep Disorder Centers.
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Woodbridge Elementary earns ‘Academic Achievement’ award By Cathy Shufelt
Administrators at Woodbridge Elementary School were pleased to learn that the school has received one of only five Delaware Department of Education “Academic Achievement” Awards. In a letter dated Aug. 4, Secretary of Education Dr. Lillian Lowery informed all five schools about their award which is based on the schools having “significantly closed the achievement gap OR having exceeded the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for two or more consecutive years.” The winning schools are Pulaski Elementary School, Brookside Elementary School, Kuumba Academy, Woodbridge Elementary School and Long Neck Elementary School. Each of the five winning schools has among the state’s highest population of low-income students. This award gives the five schools $150,000 each and was created by the Delaware General Assembly (Senate Bill 151)
in 2009 and is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Schools receiving this award are required to form an Allocation Committee consisting of teachers, paraprofessionals, parents and administrators as soon as possible. Members of this committee are responsible for deciding how the school will spend the money. The funds are federal Title 1 funds and can be used for a variety of things such as one-time salary bonuses; purchasing supplies, books and equipment for the school; or to fund new programs for students. In an email announcing the award to the community, Superintendent Dr. Kevin Carson stated, “Congratulations to WES for being selected as a State of Delaware Academic Achievement Award Winner! Dedication and hard work by many staff members, students and community members have led to this recognition, congratulations again.” Plans for the funds are due to the state Department of Education by Sept. 1.
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Area high school students learn all about engineering Seventeen Sussex County high school students attending a summer Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) program worked on a project with the engineering technologies department at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. The students were introduced to engineering, mechanical design and manufacturing while attempting to create the most efficient spinning top. The project was developed and conducted in the engineering technologies department by Dr. Doug Hicks, department chair; David Pedersen, instructional coordinator; Ron Sitze, lab technician; and Bill Benchoff, volunteer. Math, science and related careers and programs are sometimes referred to as STEM which stands for science, technology, engineering and math. “STEM fields are not easy,” said K. Ryan Brown, program manager at the UBMS Center. “We need to encourage and support students to put forth the extra effort to succeed in these fields. Mentoring by STEM professionals, like those in the engineering department, is vital to their success.” “Students are learning a great deal while being introduced to fundamental engineering principles,” added Brown. “Spinning tops are a great application for students to learn about and appreciate physics.” Before designing their tops, students learned about the physics of spinning tops and characteristics such as weight, center of gravity and rotational inertia that influence a top’s balance.
They were then asked to sketch a design for an efficient top based on the physical principles that govern how a top works. Everyone was given the same size aluminum blank to make the top. Once they had their individual sketches, the students worked in small teams to pick the best overall design ideas. They input the design into the computer-aided design (CAD)/computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software which controls the computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine that fabricated the actual top from the piece of aluminum. “They gave us paper and we had to design a spinning top,” said Brentdy Chavez, 14, of Seaford. “Then we entered the data in the computer and got technical with it – densities, measurements, things like that, and saw a 3-D image of our design. Next we went to the machine that actually cut it (the spinning top) out, tested it and entered it in the competition.” The teams also entered their designs into a parametric 3-D modeling software package called Inventor. The students used the Inventor software to calculate their top’s weight, center of gravity and rotational inertia. It was then time to see which team’s top would spin the longest. To keep things fair, each top was spun three times by three impartial spinners. The overall average spin time determined the winner. The first place top was designed by Deanna Sigai, Seaford, and spun for an average of 73.3 seconds; Marybeth Kemski, Bridgeville, and Jordan Sigai, Seaford, designed the second place top which av-
Upward Bound Math & Science students (top row, from left) Brenna Sigai, Deanna Sigai, Jackie Albanese, Jade Scott (bottom row) Coty Lineweaver, Angel Gomez and Brentdy Chavez pose around a computer image of a spinning top that they designed at Delaware Tech.
eraged 54.2 seconds; and the third place top had an average spin time of 52.6 seconds and was designed by Yanet Berduo, Georgetown; Alona Soto, Millsboro; and Kyle Poplaski, Blades. “This program provided a great opportunity to show these young people how science, engineering and technology are used to design, test and build a simple toy,” said Dr. Hicks. “I think it became clear to all of them how much we rely on
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Seaford School District staff practice for first recital By Lynn R. Parks
Robert Zachry has a fat lip. Not because the principal at Central Elementary School in Seaford has been in a fight, or because some strict disciplinarian decided that he needed to be taught a lesson. Zachry’s lip is swollen because after 10 years, he has pulled his trombone from the closet, dusted it off and started playing it again. Three weeks of practice has puffed his upper lip out noticeably. “It had been 10 years since I played the trombone at all,” Zachry, 44, said. “That was in church, playing by ear. And it’s been 20 years since I read music and played it.” Zachry has been inspired to take up the trombone again because he is participating in a Seaford School District staff recital, set for Tuesday, Aug. 31. He is one of 10 staff members who will perform. The recital is the brain child of Steve Givens, an English and language arts teacher at the middle school and a University of Delaware graduate with a major in vocal performance. Givens is performing three Broadway selections during the recital, “Everybody Says Don’t” from the Stephen Sondheim musical “Anyone Can Whistle,” “Bring Him Home” from “Les Miserables” and “Come Down From the Tree” from “Once on This Island,” a retelling of “The Little Mermaid.” Givens said that he was inspired to organize the program by the annual recital put on by professors in the music department at the University of Delaware. “It is a tradition to kick off the fall semester and it was always a big deal for the students,” he said. “I thought that it was a good idea to bring it to Seaford.” Givens also wanted to highlight the district’s music education program. Many of the performers in Tuesday’s recital are music teachers in Seaford school. “This will give our kids a chance to see what we can do,” said Natalie Cullen, music teacher at Blades Elementary and a clarinetist. “Children need to see adults enjoying and performing music. This will be a way for them to see that music is fun, and to realize that once you learn to play an instrument you can enjoy it the rest of your life.” “The recital will give people a chance to see our other side,” Zachry said. And, he added, smiling, “to really see that I’m not perfect.” Zachry, Cullen and trumpeter Greg Tipton, who teaches at Central Elementary and Frederick Douglass Elementary and who has toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, are playing two Dixieland pieces, “Basin Street Blues” and the classic “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Last week, they gathered in the auditorium of Central Elementary to rehearse. Practicing in the high school music room at the same time were soprano Michelle Balentine, chorus director at the high school, French horn player Kayla O’Connor, who directs the high school band, and flutist Stacey Hartman, director of the middle school band. The three were working on “Hear My Prayer, Oh Lord,” a contemporary sacred piece by Wayne P. Ritchie; O’Connor and Balentine, playing the piano, also practiced a nocturne by 20th-century Russian composer Reinhold Gliere. “This recital is a good idea,” said Lisbeth Baker, pianist and middle school chorus director, who was in the high school
Clarinetist Natalie Cullen teaches music at Blades Elementary School. Photos by Lynn R. Parks
From left, Natalie Cullen, Greg Tipton and Rob Zachry practice for the upcoming Seaford School District staff recital, set for Tuesday, Aug. 31. Photo by Lynn R. Parks
Michelle Balentine, chorus director at Seaford High, will sing and play the piano as part of the recital.
music room helping the other musicians with their timing. “We are always teaching children that they have to perform and what better way to convince them of that than by setting an example?” she said. “Our children need people to look up to and be role models for them. We are setting a high example for them.” For your information The Seaford School District’s faculty music recital will be Tuesday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Seaford High School. Admission is free. For details, call the district office, 629-4587.
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Flutist Stacey Hartman and French horn player Kayla O’Connor practice a work that will also feature soprano Michelle Balentine.
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MORNING STAR • AuG. 26 - SepT. 1, 2010
SVFD pumper truck is part of Seaford’s rich history By Lynn R. Parks
Parts of the truck that aren’t painted, including the headlights, the hand brake and the gear shift, are made from nickel, kept polished by fire department associate member Larry Mathis.
ed shields with the initials of the Seaford Fire Department. Calhoun, who compiled a history of the pumper that is on display in the museum, is not sure why the truck is so fancy. He believes that perhaps it was a company demonstration model and that every time an employee with Seagrave had spare time on his hands, he was sent out to add another little flourish to the truck’s decorations. Calhoun also isn’t sure why the truck’s steering wheel is on the right side of the front seat. Perhaps, says fire department spokesman Ron Marvel, it is because the Seagrave company, founded in 1881 in Michigan and moved to Columbus, Ohio, in 1891, made a number of trucks for England, where steering wheels are always on the right side of vehicles. (Seagrave was acquired in 1963 by FWD Corporation and is now in Clintonville, Wis.) The truck’s wheels are made of white oak and are fitted with solid rubber tires, a necessity when the city’s streets were covered with clam shells and oyster shells. Every piece of equipment on the truck is original, except for two ladders and one pressurized hose, all reproductions, and one lantern, which is of the period. Brass fittings on the 6-inch hoses that are stretched out across the back of the truck are handstamped with the words “Seaford, Del.” The pumper was used by the department for more than 30 years. Twice, the truck, with a maximum recommended speed of 25 miles per hour, went out of state to fight fires. During a trip to Crisfield, Md., its tires got so hot that a rubber band came off. A firefighter who picked the band up burned his hand, Calhoun said. When the truck was called to Federalsburg, Md., to help fight a blaze, department volunteers put it on a train flatbed car and
shipped it there. The truck’s last big battle was against the 1952 blaze at the Hotel Sussex, on High Street in downtown Seaford. After that fire, in which the hotel was destroyed, the old truck developed engine problems severe enough that it was out of service for two years, Calhoun says. In the mid-’50s, the truck was
put in a private storage facility and in 1960, it was sold to an equipment dealer in Bridgeville. In 1965, the Willey family, owners of Peninsula Oil, bought the truck to use in Seaford’s centennial celebration. It was driven only sporadically for years after that and was acquired by the city at no cost in 2001. Its restoration was done by
Andy Swift, Hope, Maine. “Everyone was awestruck that such beauty was embodied in a 1919 fire truck,” Calhoun says in his written history. Both Calhoun and Marvel agree with Mathis that keeping the truck in good shape is an important part of preserving the department’s heritage. “How do you know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been?” asks Marvel. And pointing to the other truck in the museum, a 1948 model that boasts a windshield and a two-way radio, neither of which the Seagrave pumper has, he says that remembering the past reminds a community of the progress it has made. “Some things are improving,” he says. “Not everything that we have in the world today is bad.” For your information The Seaford Fire Museum is in the 400 block of High Street, next to city hall and across the street from Burton Bros. hardware. The museum is usually closed, but anyone interested in visiting it can inquire at Burton Bros.
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The 1919 Seagrave pumper truck doesn’t start up immediately. Barry Calhoun, a volunteer with the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, has to push the starter pedal a couple of times, and work with the choke, sparkplug and throttle levers to get them in just the right positions. But in not quite a minute after the first try, the old truck roars to life, filling the small Seaford Fire Museum with the rumble of its motor. “She doesn’t have a muffler,” says Calhoun over the roar. “Just a straight pipe for the exhaust.” The truck usually starts up pretty easily, considering its age, says Calhoun. And considering the fact that it’s typically driven only twice a year, in the Seaford Christmas parade and in the parade sponsored annually by the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association and held in Dover. Its next appearance will be Saturday, Sept. 18, in the Dover parade. No matter whether it takes 10 seconds or two minutes to start up, the old pumper looks great. Purchased by the city in 2001 and completely overhauled to the tune of $100,000, it is kept in tiptop shape by mechanic Boyd Taylor and detailer Larry Mathis, who spends 10 to 15 hours a week waxing and polishing the painted steel body and all its attachments. “Nothing on here is chrome,” says Calhoun. Except for the radiator, which is silver plated, everything that isn’t painted on the truck is nickel, and it needs polished, he says. On a recent day, the same day that Calhoun started up the engine, everything on the truck, from the large bell mounted in front of the driver’s seat to the headlights and handbrake, was gleaming. Mathis, who is 65 and is retired from the Delaware Electric Cooperative in Greenwood, joined the fire department in 2008 as an associate member. He doesn’t fight fires — he just keeps the department’s Seagrave clean and polished. “I wanted to do something to help out the city,” he says. “I like doing the work — it’s labor intensive and takes a lot of patience and nerves to stay with it. And this truck is our heritage. We are very lucky to still have it and to have it in such good shape.” The pumper, the first motorized truck that the Seaford Fire Department owned, was purchased by the department in 1921 for $10,000. It is very pale gray, almost white, with lavender and red pin striping. There are six hand-painted scenes on it, featuring sailboats, a steamship and a lighthouse. It also has hand-paint-
A handpainted shield on the 1919 Seagrave fire truck owned by the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department. The department’s initials, SFD, are painted on the shield. Photos by Lynn R. Parks
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LEGALS PUBLIC HEARING
The Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town of Bridgeville will hold a Public Hearing on September 15, 2010 at the Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, Bridgeville, DE beginning at 7:00 P.M. The Planning and Zoning Commission will receive public comment and consider a development plan review submitted by Mr. Mark Hunsberger to open a bakery at 115 Market Street in Bridgeville, Delaware. Written comments will be received by the Commission no later than September 13, 2010. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE 8/26/1tc
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on SEPTEMBER 23, 2010, in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing concerning the following proposed amendment to the Code of Sussex County: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 115 OF THE CODE OF SUSSEX COUNTY BY AMENDING ARTICLE I RELATING TO DEFINITIONS REGARDING MANUFACTURED HOMES. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Copies of this proposal
ON-SITE R.E. AUCTION Sales to take place from premises
Sale Date: Saturday, Sept 11, 2010
10:00 a.m. 222 E Second St. (Blades) 3 BR / 1.5 BA, 1,112 sq. ft.
11:00 a.m. - 4159 Briar Hook Road 4 BR / 3 BA, 3,528 sq. ft. on 11.57 acre lot.
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may be examined by interested parties in the Planning and Zoning Office, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. 8/26/1tc
The following Ordinance has been proposed at the regular meeting of the Sussex County Council on August 10, 2010: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 115 OF THE CODE OF SUSSEX COUNTY BY AMENDING ARTICLE I RELATING TO DEFINITIONS REGARDING MANUFACTURED
HOMES. Copies of the above Ordinance are available in the Office of the Clerk of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware. Public Hearings thereon will be held in the Chamber of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on OCTOBER 12, 2010, at 1:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. At that time and place, all persons interested shall have a reasonable opportunity to be heard. 8/26/1tc
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on SEPTEMBER 23, 2010, in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing concerning the following proposed amendment to the Code of Sussex County: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 115 OF THE CODE OF SUSSEX COUNTY BY AMENDING ARTICLE XXV, §115-187 C RELATING TO GROSS FLOOR AREA OF MANUFACTURED HOMES. See LEGALS—page 41
PUBLIC AUCTION OF HOME & 1.73 ACRES OF LAND, ANTIQUES, GLASSWARE, TOOLS & PERSONAL PROPERTY “Estate of Mary Lee Nelson”
Location: 36738 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940. From the stop light in Delmar, DE at Johnson’s Used Cars travel north on Bi-State Blvd. (Alt. 13) towards Laurel, DE for approx. 1.3 miles. Sale will be on left. (Signs Posted)
Saturday, August 28, 2010
10 a.m. - Personal Property • 12 Noon - Real Estate
Inspection for Real Estate Only: Thursday, Aug. 19, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Or contact the auction company for an appt. Check our website for listing, terms, & photos. 10:00 a.m. – Personal Property: 8 pc. mahogany dining room suite w/shield back chairs, 3 pc. maple Sumter bedroom suite, 2 pc. living room set, mahogany 4 dwr. dresser w/mirror, big screen color TV, Art Deco sideboard, writing desk, Whirlpool washing machine, Whirlpool dryer, Magnavox portable color TV w/ remote, plank btm. rocker, wardrobes, end tables, coffee tables, beds, chairs, floor lamps, prints, slag glass table lamp, figurines, microwave, agate pots, Blue Willow plates, punch bowl set w/cups, compotes, linens, stuffed animals, prints, wall mirrors, dishes, pots, pans, 8 ft. fiberglass ladder, aluminum step ladders, dog house, wheelbarrow, hand tools, hammers, misc. hardware, and many items too numerous to mention.
Personal Property Terms: Cash or Approved Check on the day of sale. A 10% Buyer’s Premium will be charged on all items. All items are sold, “AS IS”. All items must be paid for on the day of auction. Removal day of auction.
12:00 Noon – Real Estate: The property is believed to contain approx. 1.73 acres of land more or less and is improved with a two story home. The first floor of the home consists of kitchen, dining room, & living room with fireplace. The second floor of the home has 3 bedrooms and a full bathroom. The home has a full attic and half basement. The exterior of the home has aluminum siding, asphalt shingle roof, and a paved asphalt circle driveway. The home has oil heat. The property is also improved with a carport and two small outbuildings. The property is landscaped with mature trees and features a large yard with plenty of space and privacy. This home is in need of some renovations; however it is in an ideal location, only minutes to Salisbury, Maryland.
Terms on Real Estate: $10,000 down payment on the day of auction in the form of cash or certified check. Balance due within 45 days when a good and marketable deed will be given. Buyer & Seller to equally share all State & County transfer taxes. Buyer to pay the cost to prepare and record the deed and any other costs that may occur. Property is being sold, “AS IS”. Sellers have the right to accept or reject any or all bids, but it is their intent to sell said property. If terms of sale are not met, buyer’s down payment will be forfeited and the property will be resold. A 3% Buyer’s Premium will be charged.
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MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 40
Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Copies of this proposal may be examined by interested parties in the Planning and Zoning Office, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. 8/26/1tc
The following Ordinance has been proposed at the regular meeting of the Sussex County Council on August 3, 2010: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 115 OF THE CODE OF SUSSEX COUNTY BY AMENDING ARTICLE XXV, §115-187 C RELATING TO GROSS FLOOR AREA OF MANUFACTURED HOMES. Copies of the above Ordinance are available in the Office of the Clerk of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware. Public Hearings thereon will be held in the Chamber of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on OCTOBER 12, 2010, at 1:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. At that time and place, all persons interested shall have a reasonable opportunity to be heard. 8/26/1tc
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on SEPTEMBER 23, 2010, in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing concerning the following proposed amendment to the Code of Sussex County: AN ORDINANCE TO
AMEND CHAPTER 115 OF THE CODE OF SUSSEX COUNTY BY AMENDING ARTICLE XXIV § 115-172 G RELATING TO CONDITIONAL USES REGARDING MANUFACTURED HOMES. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Copies of this proposal may be examined by interested parties in the Planning and Zoning Office, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. 8/26/1tc
The following Ordinance has been proposed at the regular meeting of the Sussex County Council on August 3, 2010: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 115 OF THE CODE OF SUSSEX COUNTY BY AMENDING ARTICLE XXIV § 115-172 G RELATING TO CONDITIONAL USES REGARDING MANUFACTURED HOMES. Copies of the above Ordinance are available in the Office of the Clerk of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware. Public Hearings thereon will be held in the Chamber of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on OCTOBER 12, 2010, at 1:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. At that time and place, all persons interested shall have a reasonable opportunity to be heard. 8/26/1tc
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on SEPTEMBER 23, 2010, in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing concerning the following proposed amendment to the Code of Sussex County: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 115 OF THE CODE OF SUSSEX COUNTY BY AMENDING ARTICLE XXVII, § 115-211 RELATING TO VARIANCES. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Copies of this proposal may be examined by interested parties in the Planning and Zoning Office, County Administrative Of-
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On Saturday, 09/18/10 at 11:00 a.m., Peninsula Mini Storage, located at 40 S. Market St., Blades/Seaford, DE will hold a public auction pursuant to the State of Delaware Self-Storage Facility Act Title 25 Chapter 49. The following storage units will be sold or disposed
The following Ordinance has been proposed at the regular meeting of the Sussex County Council on August 10, 2010: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 115 OF THE CODE OF SUSSEX COUNTY BY AMENDING ARTICLE XXVII, § 115-211 RELATING TO VARIANCES. Copies of the above Ordinance are available in the Office of the Clerk of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware. Public Hearings thereon will be held in the Chamber of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on OCTOBER 12, 2010, at 1:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. At that time and place, all persons interested shall have a reasonable opportunity to be heard. 8/26/1tc
PAGE 41 of for Non-Payment of storage rent. Tenants name and last known address are listed below. Tawn Beard Sr., Unit 219, Seaford, DE. Tiwanda Miller, Unit 224, Seaford, DE. Angela Garrison, Unit 309, Bridgeville, DE. Barbar Kilgoe, Units 310, 312, 327, 336, Seaford, DE. Peninsula Mini Storage Frank Passwaters, Storage Manager 302-629-5743 8/19/2tc
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ItalIan nIght - The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary will hold their first Italian Night on April 17. The buffet will be at the fire hall on 205 W. Tenth Street, 5 - 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person 50from cents or $25 per couple. Children 10 and under are free. For tickets contact Ann at 875-4789 or Sandy at 875-2164.
KIDS FIRSt - Children’s health is the focus of two weekend events. Page 3
Empire Buffet, Inc. has on August 13, 2010, applied with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner for a liquor license for the sale of alcoholic beverages (beer and wine) for consumption in a dining room on the premises located at 22950 Sussex Highway, Seaford, Delaware (19973). Persons who are against this application should provide written notice of their objections to the Commissioner. For the Commissioner to be required to hold a hearing to consider additional input from persons against the application, the Commissioner must receive one or more documents containing a total of at least 10 signatures of residents or property owners located within 1 mile of the premises or in any incorporated areas located within 1 mile of the premises. The protest(s) must be filed with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner at the 3rd Floor, Carvel State Office Building, 820 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. The protest(s) must be received by the Commissioner’s office on or before September 17, 2010. Failure to file such a protest may result in the Commissioner considering the application without further notice, input or hearing. If you have any questions regarding this matter
KIDS FIRST - Children’s health is the focus of two weekend events. Page 3
hEROES - Desire to help youth excel in life is John’s goal. Page 8
COUNCIL RACE - Seaford City Council election Saturday. Page 5
at RISK - DOE’s Business in Education program may be cut next year. Page 5
HEROES - Desire to help youth excel in life is John’s goal. Page 8
By Lynn R. Parks
BRIDGE - Public invited to ‘open house’ of Indian River Bridge project. Page 11
SCAMS - IRS says to be aware of these latest tax scams. Page 14 ENFORCEMENT - OHS and State Police partner on speed enforcement initiative. Page 15
GREEN - Del Tech’s first Energy House to be built on Georgetown campus. Page 28 CLASS PLAY - Seaford Middle School students presenting Beauty and the Beast Jr. musical. Page 49
FINAL WORD - What is your share of the national debt? The answer may shock you. Page 51
BRIDGEVILLE CELEBRATES - Fire company member Doug Jones drives the Bridgeville volunteer Fire Company’s 1936 REO Speedwagon fire engine in the Bridgeville volunteer Fire Company’s 100th anniversary parade. Story and related photos about Saturday’s celebration on page 47. Photo by Lynn Parks
BURGESS INvITATIONAL - The Seaford, Woodbridge, and Sussex Tech track and field teams take part in the Keith S. Burgess Invitational. Page 39
BACK IN ACTION - The local high school teams return to action this week. See page 42 for results from Mondays and Tuesdays games.
STARS - A baseball player and a track and field athlete are this week’s Seaford Stars of the Week. Page 41
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SCaMS - IRS says to be aware of these latest tax scams. Page 14
BRIDgE - Public invited to ‘open house’ of Indian River Bridge project. Page 11
gOIn’ WEStERn - The Laurel Lions show band practices for their 49th annual variety show, “Lets Go Western,” which will The Seaford School District got an OK be held April 22 - 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. From left are Jim Littleton on drums, Linda Premo on piano, Bob Murphy from its residents for a tax hike to pay for on guitar and Cheryl Jones on keyboard. Jeff Premo on saxophone is not pictured. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for youngins new roofs and elevators. Tuesday’s refer(under 12). endum won with 68 percent of the vote. Nearly 700 people votedlaDy in the BullDOgS referen- The Laurel varsity softball dum, according to unofficial teamresults hostedposted Caravel last Thursday in a non-conference battle. by the Sussex County Department ofPage Elec-39 tions. Of those, 475 voted for the measure BaCK In aCtIOn - The local high school teams and 222 voted against. returned to action this week following spring break. See page forby results from Monday and Tuesday’s “We won!!!” said an e-mail sent43out games. district spokeswoman Bonnie Johnson. StaRS OFdisthE WEEK- A Laurel varsity softball For the average homeowner in the By Mike McClure meaning Laurel would have to start the trict’s current facilities. That study was player and Laurel track and field athlete are this process of requesting state funding all commissioned by the Laurel School trict, approval of the referendum willa mean The Laurel School Board met last week’s Laurel Stars of the Week. Page 41 over again at the end of the year. District and was conducted by Studio Thursday afternoon to discuss the an additional $10 a year. Property owners Discussion of the current plan and JAED, a third party architect and engimajor capital improvement plan which pay school taxes based on county assessthe scheduling of a new referendum neering firm. failed, 1444-1241, in a vote on March ments. Average property assessment in the each died for lack of a motion during According to Marinucci, if the cost 31 and to act on a possible second refContact us INSIDE of renovating a school is 50 percent of district is about $16,000. erendum. In the end, the board chose to Thursday’s meeting. The district plans to hold a pair of public hearings in the the cost to build a new one or more, The additional revenue will help pay get more input from the public before Subscriptions Bulletin Board 16 future. the state asks districts to build new setting a second and final vote. email@example.com for new roofs for Central Elementary, SeaBusiness 6 “If the majority wants us to come facilities (unless the structure has hisThe Laurel School District had the ford Middle and West Seaford Elementary back with the same thing (plan) we toric, cultural, or architectural signifiChurCh 21 option of sending the proposed plan, Laurel Star News will. I’m not saying we will do that,” cance). 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16-19 6 21-22 30-35 36 51 SEAFORD CELEBRATES - State Rep. Danny Short presents the Seaford 36 volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary with a proclamation from the House of Representatives in recognition of their 75th anniversary. The presenta38 tion was made during SvFD’s annual banquet. Receiving the proclamation are 24-27 Ginny Tice (left), vice president, and Donna Bennett, president of the auxiliary. 50 More photos from the banquet on pages 46 and 48. Photo by Chuck Snyder 29 7 22 10 Screenings and 12 Health Symposium Activities for the 20 9am - 2pm 39-45 ENTIRE family. 44Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Seaford, DE 37FREE Snack Bag - Information Booths - Door Prizes
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Volunteers sought for cleanup In an effort to turn the tide against trash and debris along area beaches and riverbanks, Delmarva Power is once again partnering with environmental, governmental and business organizations in support of the 24th annual Coastal Cleanup this fall. Coastal Cleanup will take place on three Saturdays – Sept. 11, Sept. 18 and Sept. 25 – at 53 sites throughout Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. The regional Coastal Cleanup is part of International Coastal Cleanup, sponsored by Ocean Conservancy, an organization that works to protect the world’s oceans. The types and quantities of trash collected will be itemized. The data will then be used to pinpoint the source of debris and focus on ways to reduce or eliminate waste. In last year’s cleanup, more than 2,600 volunteers collected an estimated 27,000 pounds of trash.Some of the more unusual finds included an iron blast furnace, weedwhacker, child safety seats, baseball glove, hockey stick, toilet tank float, shopping carts, two grills, an air conditioner and a jar of cherry peppers.
The Ocean Conservancy supplies trash bags, data cards and pencils. Delaware’s cleanup is also co-sponsored with Delmarva Power which provides collectable t-shirts for the participants and Playtex, which provides gloves. DNREC is responsible for organizing the event, recruiting volunteers, distributing supplies, ensuring trash removal and tabulating all the data collected. Many municipalities help with the trash pick-up. The cleanup spans Delaware’s 97-mile eastern coastline and includes river and ocean shorelines as well as wetland and watershed areas. This year, more than 40 sites in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties are targeted. The rain date is set for the following Saturday, Oct. 2. Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register to ensure everyone has the supplies they need and receive a complementary International Coastal Cleanup t-shirt. To register online, visit www.dnrec.delaware. gov and click on the link for Coastal Cleanup. For more information, call Joanna Wilson, Delaware Coastal Cleanup coordinator, at 302-739-9902.
At the recent kickoff, displaying the 2010 t-shirt for Coastal Cleanup volunteers in Delaware and Maryland, from left, are Delaware Coastal Cleanup Coordinator Joanna Wilson, Secretary Collin O’Mara of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Matt Likovich of Delmarva Power, Maryland Park Ranger John Somers from Janes Island State Park in Crisfield and Kathy Phillips, executive director of the Assateague Coastal Trust.
Kingdom Hall’s new building will be up in about 10 weeks
Whimsical Equine Rescue benefit
Enjoy a two hour ride on the beautiful grounds of the Historic Daffin House Estate at 9790 Tuckahoe Rd., Denton, Md., on Saturday, Sept. 25. All proceeds benefit Whimsical Equine Rescue Inc. Registration is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Negative Coggins required. Poker run players must register and start by 10:30 am. Non-players must register and start by noon. An obstacle class competition begins at noon. There will be raffles, 50-50, music, food and professional photos of you and your horse. Cost is $30 for ages 13 and under. Under 13 is $15 and the obstacle class is $10. For more information, contact Lynda Wozny at 443521-0283 or Kevin Fidgeon at 410-479-3515.
The Kingdom Hall on the SeafordLaurel Highway (Rt. 13A), Seaford, came down last Thursday to clear the area for a slightly larger, updated building. The original building is 43 years old. It was erected in 1969 and they did a add-on in 1989 for more room, restrooms, etc. Photo to Left was taken August 12 at 8 a.m. and photo to right at 4:30 p.m. The Jehovah’s Witnesses from all around the area do the actual construction. It was decided that it was less expensive to knock down and rebuild rather than try to refurbish it again. The congregation expects that the new building will be up in approximately 10 weeks. They are planning to be in it by mid to late October. Photos by Tina Reaser
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They tell me that the jalapeno is our favorite chili pepper and I have oretta norr no reason to dispute the claim. We American chili lovers use jalapenos in everything from appetizers to desserts. I am a lover of spicy food so I have frequent occasion to visit the supermarket chili pepper section. My beef is that I find I have to purchase a dozen or so peppers to find a few that are hot enough to satisfy. More often than not, the supposedly spicy little devil tastes more like a green bell pick. Arrange the wrapped jalapeno halves pepper. After my last frustrating attempt to onto a broiler pan. find an actual hot jalapeno, I decided to do Bake in the preheated oven until the a little research on the topic. bacon is no longer pink and beginning to The consensus is that chili peppers, brown, about 20 minutes. like people, grow hotter when they’re Cream of Jalapeno Pepper Soup stressed. If they don’t get enough water Serves 6 to 8 or are exposed to very high temperatures This Cream of Jalapeno Pepper Soup while they’re developing, their heat level recipe is sure to kick start an evening of will be increased. You can tell that the pure jalapeno bliss. For a stronger pepper peppers have been subjected to this harsh flavor, include more peppers. For more treatment by looking at their skin. If you heat, keep the seeds in the recipe. Serve as see thin lines that look like veins or cracks an appetizer, or with a side salad as a main on the flesh, this is called “corking” and is course. an indication that the pepper will be on the Recipe courtesy of Jalapeno Madness high end of the Scoville heat scale. Armed 6-8 jalapeno peppers, minced with this new info, I now cull through the 8 cups heavy cream bunch and select the stressed out guys. 1 tablespoons butter My heat seeking success rate has greatly 1 cup white onion, chopped improved. 2 teaspoons minced garlic Jalapeno Snacks 1 small avocado, peeled and diced Serves 10 2 tomatoes, diced These spicy stuffed peppers are a 1 tablespoon fresh basil real crowd pleaser. Salt and Pepper to taste 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, Jalapeno Quiche softened 1 frozen pie shell, baked, 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese but not browned 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 c. ham, chopped 1 (1 ounce) package dry 4 slices bacon, crumbled ranch salad dressing mix 2 cups Mexican blend cheese 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder 1/4 c. onion, chopped 20 large jalapeno peppers, 1 med. tomato, chopped halved and seeded 2 jalapeno peppers, seeds 1 pound sliced bacon, cut in half removed, chopped Preheat an oven to 400 degrees. 2 tbsp. chopped mushrooms, optional Stir together the cream cheese, Cheddar 1 tbsp. parsley cheese, mayonnaise, ranch dressing mix, 4 eggs, beaten and garlic powder in a mixing bowl until 1 tsp. dry mustard evenly blended. Spoon some of the cheese 1/2 c. sour cream mixture into each jalapeno half, wrap with Layer the first nine ingredients in pie half a bacon strip, and secure with a tooth- shell. Combine eggs, sour cream and
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butter and 3/4 cup sugar until thick and pale yellow. Still beating, add the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition, until completely incorporated. Turn the speed to low and mix in the chocolate mixture until thoroughly combined. Blend in the vanilla. Add the flour, cinnamon, almonds and jalapenos and continue beating until combined well. In a separate bowl, with a hand or electric mixer, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they form soft peaks. Add the remaining tablespoon sugar and continue beating until soft peaks are formed. With a rubber spatula, fold one-third of the egg whites into the chocolate batter until thoroughly combined. Then fold in the remaining egg whites gently and continue folding until no streaks of white are visible. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the center of the oven for 25 minutes. The cake will seem quite soft and under-baked in the center. This is the way it is supposed to be. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack to room temperature or for at least 1/2 hour. Run a thin, sharp knife around the edge, invert the cake onto a cake plate or footed cake stand, and peel off the wax paper. Note: This cake can be served plain, dusted with confectioners’ sugar and each serving mounded with Kahlua-flavored whipped cream. Recipe courtesy of Desserts with a Difference by Sally and Martin Stone
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mustard; mix well. Pour over ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. If the edges of the pie crust begin to get too brown, cover with strips of aluminum foil. Mexican Jalapeno Chocolate Cream Cake Serves 6 to 8 2 tablespoons Kahlua, or other coffee-flavored liqueur 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 3 large eggs, separated, at room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup finely ground almonds (blanched) 2 medium Jalapeno peppers, seeded, de-ribbed, finely minced 1 pinch salt Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a round cake pan, cut a round of wax paper to fit and line the bottom and then butter the wax paper. Set aside. In a small, heavy saucepan over lowest possible heat, or in the top of a double boiler set over simmering water, melt the chocolate with the Kahlua. Stir together until smooth and set aside to cool. In the large bowl of an electric mixer set on medium speed, cream together the
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MORNING STAR • AuG. 26 - SepT. 1, 2010
Bells ring, kids head back to the rigors of academia School started this week in Seaford and other districts are not far ony indsor behind. It is this time of year as I see the big yellow school buses full Albert Einstein could of young’uns making their way to have taken classes the local school yards that I start to reminisce about my school days. under my brother, However, I quickly realized that my Tommy. most rigorous education came after I left the hallowed halls of Crisfield High School. As I grow older and experience much more of life, I regret that I did mered with gold trimmings. Dad would not commit myself more totally to school. take the report card from my brother, fully I mean, I graduated from high school and aware that he was about to witness true even attempted to take some college cours- genius documented. After he gave Tommy es. However, by the time I decided to give the customary, “Good job, Bunk,” he college a shot, I had a background riddled would turn to me. with a lack of study discipline. The look he would give me as he waitI find myself hearing Dad’s all familiar ed for me to hand him the report card was verbal drill ringing in my head some days. much like the look of school custodian It would always come right after I got who was about to take on the job of cleanmy report card. For me this was a dismal ing up a clogged toilet. I was always reluctime around my house. My older brother tant to give him my report card. I would Tommy would come home with a report consider losing it on the way home from card that was so good that it actually shim- school, or maybe telling him that I had
We find new ways to be silly
My sister sent me the e-mail puzzle, as a small summertime diynn arks version. It was one of those – and if you have e-mail, I am sure you have Although not as good seen them – that starts out by asking you to pick a number. as one I had received In this case, it was the degree, based on a scale of 1 to 10, to which involving kangaroos you love chocolate. I can’t imagine in Denmark, the puzzle not choosing 9, and I did. After a series of manipulations was interesting enough. involving the year of my birth and multiplying by 9, I came up with a number, the first digit of which was Leedy, and the boss’s wife. The two womthe number I had chosen to indicate the en were in the kitchen and my grandmother level of my love for chocolate – 9 – and the was complaining that she could never get a second two digits of which represented my good sharp edge on her knives. age. 29. The boss’s wife was eager to help. “Let Although not as good as one I had reme give them to my husband,” she said. ceived involving kangaroos in Denmark, “He takes my knives into the shop and the puzzle was interesting enough. So in sharpens them there.” good Internet-age fashion, I sent it on to My grandmother agreed. various cyber acquaintances. Several days later, my grandfather, a The next morning, my sister called. We welder and machinist by trade, was hard at briefly discussed the weather and our chilwork when he was interrupted by his boss. dren, then she got right to the point. Mr. Leedy had some knives that he wanted “You got that puzzle I sent you?” sharpened. “Yes.” Sharpening as instructed, my grandfa“And you sent it on to?” ther realized that the knives looked rather I named the fortunate recipients. familiar. Of course, it turned out that he As it turned out, she had gotten a telewas honing his own knives, as instructed phone call from Jean, the fellow-teacher by his boss who had no idea they were his who had originally forwarded the puzzle and who was granting a request of his wife, to my sister. Jean had received the puzzle who had no idea that my grandfather would from a long-time friend, who had also sent end up doing the work. it to her daughter, her sister-in-law and sevAnd then there was the time that my eral friends. grandfather was enjoying a church supper, Jean’s friend had not, however, sent or especially the bread. He had several slices; shown the puzzle to her husband. I had he had never had such good bread, he told taken care of that for her: A former editor his fellow diners. It turned out that my and the passer-on of the kangaroo-Denmark grandmother had baked the bread for the puzzle, he had received the puzzle from supper. me, several rounds after his wife had reNo doubt she had sliced it with those received it. ally sharp knives. “This is going to get my wife in trouThe years go by; we invent e-mail and ble,” he teased in a follow-up e-mail. no one bakes bread anymore. But we are Reminded me of the time my grandstill silly. mother, an excellent cook, was preparing Thank goodness. dinner for my grandfather’s boss, Mr.
been attacked on the way home and my report card stolen. But, I knew all of these would only delay the pending misery. So, I would throw a big smile on my face and hand Dad the report card. I think there were actually times when Dad would hope that he would look at the report card and find that I had finally “buckled down” and made the grade. NOT. He would look at the report card and say almost the same thing he had said when he got the last report card, “Son, it would be different if I thought this was as good as you could do. But, you are an A or B student.” Then he would throw in that line that really stung, “You are actually smarter than your brother, Tommy.” Who was he kidding? Albert Einstein could have taken classes under my brother, Tommy. I knew my brother Tommy and I was no Tommy Windsor. I was certainly smart enough to realize that. I certainly was not smart enough to take advantage of the learning opportunities of school. My presence in the classroom was much like a running generator motor during a power outage; it has to be there, but no body wants to hear it. When I wasn’t acting like a retarded ape, I was asleep. You always hear about teachers waking sleeping students with a tap on the shoulder or on his or her desk. In my case, I would not be surprised to
find that some of my teachers found a way to secretly drug me and induce an hourlong coma. I would fall asleep in class and when I would wake up the classroom would be empty. That would not have been so concerning to me, except it was during a fire drill. I guess I was not always the most popular person in school. I remember my 10th grade typing teacher wrote in my yearbook that I was the Most Likely to wind up in a rehab. But, as my Uncle Stanford once said, “There are those of us who graduate from high school and others of us who graduate from the ‘school of hard knocks.’ ” I am a certified, honors student graduate of the School of Hard Knocks. There is no greater or more ruthless teacher, than life itself. Those of us who choose to treat the gift of school and education as nothing more than a social gathering and a captive audience for our buffoonish side shows, will one day “pay the piper.” I have so many times wished that I had actually listened and participated in the classroom experience. I have no doubt life would have been much easier and though I am happy with the several jobs I hold, things could have run much smoother. Now, in hindsight, I think Dad was right. I probably was an A or B student; I just lacked the most important source of knowledge – common sense.
Cutting the Open House Cake are Ted Becker, Lewes city councilman, managing partner of Stewart Becker Properties, and 2010 United Way of Delaware Campaign co-chair; Michelle A. Taylor, United Way of Delaware president and chief executive officer; and Kevin Gilmore, Habitat for Humanity of Sussex County executive director.
United Way celebrates new office United Way of Delaware (UWD) joined on Aug. 10 with various supporters, including some of its Kent and Sussex board members, executive leadership and staff, and guests from UWD-supported partner agencies and local businesses, to debut its new office located at 206 Academy St., in Georgetown. The Open House provided an opportunity to celebrate UWD’s new centralized presence in Sussex County. Operations in the county were previously located in Rehoboth Beach; however, Georgetown
provides a more visible location for UWD to serve its partner agencies and generous supporting businesses and community members. The office is being shared with Habitat for Humanity of Sussex County. As a board member and co-chair of UWD’s 2010 Campaign, Ted Becker, Lewes city councilman, encourages all Sussex County citizens and businesses to support their neighbors and friends in need during the annual fundraising drive, which kicks off in Sussex County on Sept. 20.
MORNING STAR • AUG. 26 - SEPT. 1, 2010
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Bleile, Hearn to wed In October
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Bleile would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Lynn Bleile, to Kyle Lee Hearn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Hearn. Heather is a 2004 graduate of Seaford High School and a 2008 graduate of Randolph-Macon College (Ashland, Va.), where she received her bachelor of arts degree in management. She is now employed at Trinity Transport in Seaford, where she works in their carrier sales department. Kyle is a 2005 graduate of Seaford High School and a 2007 graduate of Delaware Technical and Community College, where he received his associate’s degree in turf management. Kyle currently works
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O’Neals blessed with second child Ben and Melissa O’Neal of Gainesville, Fla., were blessed with their second child, Maxell Benjamin, on Jun 9, 2010. Max was born at North Florida Regional Medical Center at 10:09 p.m., weighing 7 lbs., 9 oz. and measuring 19 1/2 inches. Also welcoming his arrival is his big sister, Emily, of Gainesville; grandparents Ben and Pat Moore of Bridgeville, Richard and Irene O’Neal of Laurel and great-grandmother Mary Donovan of Bridgeville.
Sussex Tech administration changes Sussex Technical School District announces the appointment of Dr. Allen F. (A.J.) Lathbury Jr. to fill the position of district superintendent following the retirement of Dr. Patrick Savini. Another change in the district office is the promotion of Principal Curt Bunting to the position of assistant district superintendent. Along with Bunting’s reassignment, comes the promotion of Dr. John Demby to high school principal. Dr. Lathbury of Millsboro began his education career teaching physics and physical science. He stayed in the classroom for eight years before stepping into education administration. He came to Sussex Tech in 2000 and was recognized by the National Association of Secondary School Principals as the 2003 Delaware Assistant Principal of the Year. In 2004, Dr. Lathbury was named principal at Sussex Technical High School before joining the district office as Director of Administrative Services the following year. A Delmar resident, Bunting was an associate principal before coming to Sussex Tech in 2005 to be the high school principal. His education career started as a special education teacher. He is currently a candidate for a doctorate degree in education from Wilmington College. In 2009, Bunting was named the Delaware Principal of the Year. Dr. Demby of Smyrna also came to Sussex Tech in 2005 as an assistant principal. He has been in the education field for 15 years, specializing in special education. At Sussex Tech, Dr. Demby has been the DSTP coordinator, as well as overseeing summer school and graduation. Dr. Demby’s support team at the high school are Assistant Principals Michael Firch and Dr. Loriann White; Supervisor of Support Services Jason Peel; and Dean of Students George Fisher. Dr. White and Mr. Fisher are new at Sussex Tech this year. Dr. White began her career as a seventh grade English/language arts teacher. She advanced to assistant principal, principal and then dean of instruction before coming to Sussex Tech. Mr. Fisher has a teaching background in world and U.S. history. He has also taught social studies to at-risk students.
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Flowers Station rail crossing repairs By State Rep. Daniel B. Short House Minority Whip, 39th District
State Rep Danny ShoRt
Every year the General AsI have been working sembly approves the state’s annual capital budget – also known as the with DelDOT to make Bond Bill – from which money is sure Flowers Station appropriated for DelDOT to make road and other transportation imgets on the departprovements throughout the state. ment’s improvement This year’s Bond Bill, which schedule is largely financed with borrowed money raised through the sale of state bonds, is nearly $390 million tion at Route 20 is likely the “worst crossand also includes funding for such major ing” in Sussex County and, because of capital projects as school construction the high traffic volume and deteriorating statewide and the Delaware Strategic Fund conditions, the crossing has been in dire to help bring new businesses to the state. need of replacement for years now. For In addition, the Bond Bill contains state the past four years, I have been working funding for local transportation projects with DelDOT to make sure Flowers Stathroughout the 39th District that will dition gets on the department’s improvement rectly impact and benefit Seaford-area res- schedule and I am pleased to report there idents. One of the more important district will finally be movement on this project. projects funded in this year’s Bond Bill is DelDOT is currently in the process of the Route 20/Flowers Station rail crossdeveloping the construction agreement ing. By DelDOT’s standards, Flowers Sta- with Norfolk-Southern and is expected to
begin the work on replacing the crossing as early as this fall. In addition to Flowers Station, the Bond Bill also provides funding for other DelDOT capital improvement projects throughout the district. State money will be used to treat the road surface of the following areas over the next year: • Henry Drive from Concord Road to Road 486 • Hearn’s Mill Road from Hearn’s Pond Road to the end • Chapel Branch Road from Woodland Road to Boyce Road • Wild Turkey Road from North Oak Grove Road to Neal’s School Road • Hill Road from Neal’s School Road to Atlanta Road I appreciate DelDOT making Flowers Station rail crossing, as well as the roads that will undergo surface treatment, among the department’s top capital priorities this year. These improvements are necessary and will greatly benefit the citizens of the 39th District.
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Celebrating Aug. 26, 1920
Ninety years ago this month our state and nation experienced change of revolutionary magnitude, but who knows what it was? July 4th is celebrated with parades and fireworks, but what about Aug. 26? Fortunately, the League of Women Voters of Sussex County is prepared to remind us that on that day in 1920 a proclamation was issued, announcing final approval of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, extending the right to vote to women. Many Delawareans, however, are unaware of the role our own state played in this epic struggle. Who knows of Mary Sorden Stuart of Greenwood, whose fight for women’s suffrage began shortly after the Civil War and culminated with her appearance before the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee in 1880? Many have heard of suffragists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, but how many are aware of their 1881 address to our General Assembly supporting efforts to change our state’s charter to permit women to vote? Fewer still have heard of Delawareans Mabel Vernon and Florence Bayard Hilles and their arrests while picketing the White House in 1917.
In Sussex County, the League of Women Voters will recognize the 90th anniversary of this important day with the showing of the acclaimed film Iron Jawed Angels at the Milton Theatre in downtown Milton. Anyone interested in learning more about this fascinating story should plan to join them on Thursday, Aug. 26, and the modest admission even includes dessert. Dessert is at 6:30 p.m. followed by the film at 7. If you cannot be there, I hope every mother, daughter and mother’s son will take a moment that day to recall an event which literally changed the face and future of our nation. Fireworks anyone? Russ McCabe
Booth for office
It isn’t often that I write a letter to the editor promoting the candidacy of someone running for public office. But with education issues at the forefront of problems facing our state, I want to explain why voters in the 19th Senatorial District should re-elect Joe Booth. Joe has been instrumental in focusing on education issues since first being elected to the Indian River Board of Education.
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He was concerned then and continues to be concerned about the quality of education received by students in Indian River, Cape Henlopen, Seaford, Woodbridge and Milford. He also understands the issues faced by public school teachers; he has been quick to respond to inquiries from my wife, an elementary school teacher, about problems with the state education system. He knows full well that mandates and regulations are being forced on educators, all without proper funding. Joe’s focus on education doesn’t stop with K-12; he also has been a friend to higher education. As a former employee of Del Tech, I can tell you first hand that Joe continues to be instrumental in getting funding for the Owens Campus. I am a former board member of the Delaware Teacher Center, and Joe worked diligently to keep open the center located at the Owens Campus when administration officials cut funding. Having a lawmaker who understands educational issues is crucial for the 19th Senatorial District. Joe Booth understands those issues. I encourage you to re-elect Joe. Michael Mills, Ed.D
Memorial stone idea shot down By Lynn R. Parks
A proposal by the board of governors of the former Seaford Golf and Country Club to put a memorial stone on the golf course commemorating the club was shot down Tuesday night by the Seaford City Council. The city purchased the former SG&CC property in June after the country club closed its doors the end of last year. Councilwoman Pat Jones made a motion that the board be allowed to erect the stone. But her motion died after no one seconded it. “I believe that a plaque would be more appropriate than a memorial stone,” councilwoman Leanne Phillips-Lowe said. “This seems a bit excessive.” The memorial stone as proposed by the board of governors would be five feet tall, 20 inches wide and six inches thick. On it would be written, “The former home of Seaford Golf and Country Club. Established in 1941 by the DuPont Co. for its employees. Purchased by the membership in 1997. Closed December 31, 2009. Purchased by the city of Seaford June 30, 2010.” The board suggested that the stone be put near the first tee or next to the pro shop, in an area that’s already landscaped. Mayor Ed Butler spoke during the meeting in favor of the memorial stone. “I think that it’s a way to honor the DuPont Company for what it was to Seaford, and to honor its employees,” he said. “They meant a lot to Seaford in a lot of ways and that needs to be remembered.” After Jones’ motion failed, PhillipsLowe suggested that city manager Dolores Slatcher talk with members of the board of governors and suggest that rather than the memorial stone, they put a plaque on the outside wall of the pro shop. Councilman Bill Bennett agreed. “A plaque, or maybe even a state historical sign, would be fine with me,” he said. Slatcher said that she would talk with the members of the board, and bring their response back to the council’s next meeting, Sept. 14. In other Council news, Seaford’s parks department will soon have a new truck. The city council Tuesday night accepted a bid from the Hertrich Fleet for the purchase of a pickup truck. Total cost, with the $500 trade-in of the department’s van, will be $18,467. Hertrich’s was one of six bids the city received. The city’s 2010 budget has $18,000 in it for the purchase of the truck.
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MORNING STAR • AuG. 26 - SepT. 1, 2010
Washington Post pays a price for its support of liberal causes
In response to Reid Williamson’s letter (Morning Star August 19 - 25, 2010) regarding my editorial, “News Articles around the Beltway,” I have the following comments: First, I am pleased that Mr. Williamson read my editorial on the Washington Post’s “inside-the-beltway” flavor, and saw fit to critique it. An additional plus — Mr. Williamson resides inside the beltway. Political dialogue representing diverse points of view is healthy for our nation in these difficult times. As Mr. Williamson stated, I am well aware that the Post does feature conservative columnists. I often quote Charles Krauthammer. However, as he readily admits, the Post’s editorial policy is decidedly liberal. My editorial’s sole purpose was to provide the observations of a Delmarva conservative regarding the Post’s Outlook section. The Post is typical of much of the mainstream media, using its dwindling influence to promote liberal causes and candidates. Newspapers have every right to publish their points of view; however, they have paid a price. The Post has suffered over the past twenty years, losing over 20% of its circulation. I cannot disagree with one of Mr. Williamson’s observations: I did not mention Lt. Col. Oliver North’s actions that were similar to Sandy Berger’s. I am well aware of North’s participation in the Iran - Contra Affair, and his similar removal or destruction of classified material. I am a retired Marine Lt. Col. myself, a contemporary of North, and followed the hearings closely. However, my editorial had no pretense of impartiality, and that event occurred over twenty years ago. In regards, to Christopher Hitchens, I did not make a mockery of his alcoholism and was unaware of his being ill with cancer of the esophagus. I will be praying for his recovery. Mr. Williamson did not see fit to question the other article that I addressed, the hatchet-job on Sarah Palin by Jessica Valenti, the founder of feministing.com. I guess he either agreed with my assessment, or couldn’t fault my observations. The mainstream press has an important role as a source of both information and commentary for most Americans. I wish the Post and other newspapers had exercised the same investigative zeal during the recent presidential election that Woodward and Bernstein did in their Pulitzer Prize-winning Watergate investigation. We might have been spared electing the least qualified presidential candidate in our nation’s history. Fred Seth Seaford
The following poem was submitted by Rob Wallis. He graduated from Seaford in 1947 and now lives in Towson, Md. A friend can make cares fly away and smiles appear out of nowhere! Everybody should have a somebody to remind them they’re somebody
when they feel like a nobody. Even those who don’t seem friendly can often use a friend! Be yourself! You are unique! God has given you a gift, a gift of caring about others. Now untie that gift!
Take good care of friendship Never let it be neglected, A friend who knows and loves you Is a gem to be protected!
Federal Debt as of August 24, 2010 at 10:06 a.m. $13,367,921,356,117 Population of United States 308,988,237 Each citizen’s share of debt $43,264 The average citizen’s share of debt increased $8 the past six days. The debt increased by more than $4.3 billion and the population increased by 38,808. Source: brillig.com/debt_clock September temperature records 102 degrees in 1912 31 degrees in 1947
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Last Laugh Hillbilly Birth Deep in the back woods, of Letcher County, Kentucky a hillbilly’s wife went into labor in the middle of the night, and the doctor was called out to assist in the delivery. Since there was no electricity, the doctor handed the father-to-be a lantern and said, “Here. You hold this high so I can see what I am doing!” Soon, a baby boy was brought into the world. “Whoa there,” said the doctor, “Don’t be in such a rush to put that lantern down. I think there’s another one coming.” Sure enough, within minutes he had delivered a baby girl. “Hold that lantern up. Don’t set it down. There’s another one!” said the doctor. Within a few minutes he had delivered a third baby. “No, don’t be in a hurry to put down that lantern, it seems there’s yet another one coming!” cried the doctor. The redneck scratched his head in bewilderment, and asked the doctor, . . . “You reckon it might be the light that’s attractin’ ‘em?” Submitted by Bob Wooten
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14 N. Market St. • Seaford MLS#577968 $129,000
FREE HoME INSPECtIoN with contract
FREE HoME INSPECtIoN with contract
Hurley Park Drive - Spacious in-town Ranch Pool Home designed with summer fun in mind - 2000 square feet all on one level. This is a true must see! MLS#580917 $269,900
Cool Branch Dream Home in gated community with pool. All this & country Living MLS#578654 $78,900
22147 Woods Edge Court Bridgeville MLS#578356 $359,999
108 Poplar Street • Laurel MLS#579748 $134,500
17818 Meadow Drive • Bridgeville MLS#577054 $349,900
27479 Woodland Road • Seaford MLS#578743 $155,000
324 King Street • Laurel MLS#579239 $165,000
FREE HoME INSPECtIoN with contract
43 Robinson Circle • Seaford MLS#5768545 $219,900
Remember we are all blessed! Give Thanks, Praise and Joy Everyday!
KAREN HAMILTON REALTOR / BROKER 302-629-9423 Direct
302-542-5627 Cell 302-628-8500 Office
22128 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973
Published on Mar 3, 2011
Published on Mar 3, 2011
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