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VOL. 13 NO. 28

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009

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Delmar Middle/Senior High School students show their emotions during the dedication of the school’s memorial garden, which was built following the death of Delmar students Dustin Bruch and Kyle Dixon. Photo by Mike McClure

School dedicates garden in memory of deceased students and teachers By Mike McClure After months of fundraising and groundwork, the Delmar Middle and Senior High School dedicated its Memorial Garden last Friday afternoon. It started out as a way for one teacher to reach out to her students following a tragedy and turned into a major project designed to memorialize all the staff and students who passed away during their schooling or employment at the school. Delmar students Dustin Bruch and Kyle Dixon passed away on Jan. 4, 2008, following a car accident. On Sunday, Jan. 6, Delmar teacher Faith Krebbs didn’t know what to say to her students when they returned to school the next day in light of the tragedy.

Krebbs’ daughter suggested raising money to plant a memory tree in honor of Bruch and Dixon. The students, teachers, administration, and community embraced the idea and created something much larger. “This is so much more than our original dream and we are so thankful,” Krebbs said during the dedication. The students suggested creating a garden with plaques commemorating their friends. With the blessing of the school’s administration, the students and their teachers raised money through donations in the school as well as jars that were placed out in the community. “This past year has been a difficult one for all of us,” Delmar Middle/ Senior High Principal Cathy Townsend said at the beginning of the ceremony.

“The garden is a way of saying they may not be here but their presence stays with us,” Delmar Superintendent Dr. David Ring added. “We realized how important this was.” Following a performance of “From There” by the school’s A Capella Choir, Pastor Rick Parrott spoke about Dixon and Bruch. “They passed away much too soon. Let us remember just how special Dustin and Kyle were to each one of us,” said Parrott. “The plants of this memorial garden serve as living memorials that the spirits of Dustin and Kyle will live on in all of us. May it be a place of comfort to all people.” Delmar teacher Christy Parsons said she was there as a teacher, friend, colleague and community member. “You Continued on page five


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Bank of Delmarva lucky to be in growing market, president says By Lynn R. Parks

With a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy, a career in banking was the furthest thing from Ed Thomas’ mind. “It was never even on the radar,” he says. But a banking career is exactly what he got. Thomas, 58, has been president of the Bank of Delmarva since 1990. “A lot of management is just common sense, treating people right, and I don’t think that you have to have a business degree in order to understand that,” he says. “I can’t tell a debit from a credit. But I have just found good people to handle that.” When Thomas started with the 113-year-old Bank of Delmarva, it had four branches and $40 million in assets. Nineteen years later, it has 10 branches and $400 million in assets. As lot of that growth, Thomas says, was simply a result of chance. “We were lucky to be in the right place and to have the benefit of being in a growing market,” he says. “People want to come to this area and we have grown while other markets have been stagnant or even have shrunk.” But there was some planning involved in the bank’s growth, he admits. “We do try to do the right thing in all that we do,” he says. That includes treating customers well as well as being a good community citizen. In 2008, the bank gave away $200,000 to causes in Sussex and Wicomico counties. Thomas admits that the current economic crisis is having an effect on the bank. As small and mid-size businesses make less money, they are less able to pay back bank loans. And if they are forced to lay off employees, those people in turn are unable to pay back loans. “It all has a ripple effect,” he says. But he says that the bank is healthy. And he foresees the Bank of Delmarva weathering the storm, even in the face of predictions that dozens of banks across the nation could be forced to close this year. His optimism is partly based on the health of the local economy in general. It is also based on the fact that smaller banks that are rooted in the community are better suited to meet the needs of customers, he

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says. Thomas moved to Salisbury with his parents, Ed and Sue, as a young boy. He graduated from Bennett High School in 1968 and went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, from where he graduated in 1972 with that degree in English and philosophy. He worked for a time for a Salisburyarea surveying company, then when it closed landed a job with the Eastern Shore Savings and Loan as a management trainee. That institution was bought out by the John Hanson Savings Bank, based in Beltsville, Md., and by the time that it closed in 1990, in the wake of the national savings and loan crisis, Thomas was regional vice president. That same year, he was hired as president of the Bank of Delmarva. A sports fan, Thomas plays tennis regularly and still follows Tar Heel sports. He is past president of the Salisbury Lions Club and past chairman of the Salisbury University Foundation and the Go Getters Foundation, an organization that raises money for the mentally challenged. He and his wife, Michele, are members of the Wicomico Presbyterian Church. They have two children, Jon Ulrich, a commercial loan associate at the Bank of Delmarva, and Katy Ulrich, a student at Washington College in Chestertown, Md.

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Iron Chef, Laurel High style

Students in life skills class compete in Valentine’s Day baking contest By Lynn R. Parks

Wonderful aromas were floating out of the life skills classroom in Laurel High School last Thursday. In their own version of the television show Iron Chef, the 15 students in the class were competing for top honors in a Valentine’s Day cookoff. In the end, the team that made strawberry shortcakes came out on top, based on analysis by judges assistant principal Rich Gaskill, guidance counselor Joyce Sessoms and teacher Brenda Kelley. But this exercise wasn’t just about winning first place, said teacher Jenny Davis. “Today, we learned about teamwork,” said Davis, cleaning up after leading her team to a tie for second place with heartshaped marshmallow and rice cereal treats. “We learned that you can have fun when you cook. We learned to do things for ourselves, to be creative when we are cooking, to follow directions. And we brushed up on our fundamental reading skills and math skills.” Students in the self-contained special education classroom prepare food every two or three weeks, Davis said. The classroom has a complete kitchen, including four stoves and a microwave oven. “We focus on safety, healthy cooking and having fun,” Davis said. In addition, several of the students go to First State Community Action in Georgetown twice a week for chef training. On Thursday, just nine days before Valentine’s Day, the focus was on creating desserts suitable for that romantic holiday. Team one, under the direction of teaching assistant Debbie Ralph, made heart-shaped cupcakes. Because the kitchen does not have heart-shaped cupcake tins, the students followed advice that they found on the Internet to put balls of aluminum foil between the cupcake paper liner and the tin, to create a divot in the cupcake. The resultant crescent shapes looked more like moons than hearts, said student Anna Sanders. “We tried,” she added. But Ralph refused to be disappointed. “I know one thing,” she said. “They do smell delicious.” For their presentation, the students decorated the cupcakes with white frosting and candy hearts. Team two, led by teaching assistant

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Moms of boys killed in auto accident thank students for their support Continued from page one

have truly been an inspiration to me and to all of us,” she told the Dixon and Bruch families. Kyle and Dustin’s mothers each gave emotional speeches, recalling their sons’ lives and thanking the students for their support. The dedication of this memorial garden is a wonderful tribute to anyone who has lost a loved one,” Annette Dixon said. “Thanks for all of your love and support throughout the year.” “I do appreciate all the love and prayers that you’ve given us since the accident,” said Kay Bruch. “We’re so proud that you think so much of them.” “Dustin and Kyle loved all of you while they were here and they’re still with us. They’re in our hearts and in our minds, sometimes they visit us in our dreams,” Bruch told Dustin and Kyle’s friends. “Remember to smile. Dustin loved to smile. He had a beautiful smile and a wonderful laugh. He made all those around him smile. I need all of you to remember Dustin and Kyle and smile because they’re smiling at you from heaven,” said Bruch. The ceremony ended with the release of white doves. The school’s choir also performed “Amazing Grace.”

Top left, Kyle Dixon’s mother, Annette, thanks the Delmar community for its support of the memorial garden at Delmar Middle/Senior High School, which was dedicated during a ceremony last Friday. The garden was built to memorialize staff and students who passed away during their schooling or employment at the school. Left, Kay Bruch, whose son Dustin died in a car accident last year, thanks her son’s friends for their support over the past year. Above, white doves are released into the air at the end of the ceremony. Photos by Mike McClure


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Develop the skills to be a home inspector in the real estate process at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. The 13-session training course, which begins Feb. 24, will give a complete working knowledge of home inspection and preventive maintenance procedures and safety issues will be reviewed. The three-hour Home Inspection Overview focuses on the role of home inspection in the real estate process. Some of the topics that will be discussed include: well and septic testing, termite and radon, lender requirements, product failure and recalls, and environmental issues. The course will also discuss inspector qualifications, insurance coverage, time frames for the buyer, preparation, what is covered and who should be present for the inspections. The course begins March 18. For more information, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 302-8546966.

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IRS reminds taxpayers to take advantage of recent tax changes

The Internal Revenue Service wants to remind taxpayers in preparing their tax returns to be aware of recent tax changes including new credits as well as recently reinstated deductions. “Some tax breaks and a review of your tax situation may result in a bigger refund or less taxes to be paid,” said Delaware’s IRS Spokesperson Gregg Semanick. “ To ensure you do not miss out on any available tax credits, deductions and benefits, the IRS encourages taxpayers to consider e-filing their federal tax returns. E-filing coupled with direct deposit is a fast and convenient way to receive your tax refund in as little as 10 days. In Delaware, approximately 77 percent of all filers receive a refund.” The IRS offers these tax tips: • First-Time Homebuyers Tax Credit – First-time homebuyers can take advantage of a new tax credit available for a limited time. The credit applies to primary home purchases between April 9, 2008 and June

30, 2009. This tax credit must be paid back in equal payments over 15 years. The credit is 10 percent of the purchase price of the home, with a maximum available credit of $7,500 for either a single taxpayer or a married couple filing jointly. First-time homebuyers are those who have not owned a home in the three years prior to a purchase. • Recovery Rebate Credit – If you did not qualify or did not receive the maximum amount for the 2008 Economic Stimulus Payment you may be entitled to a Recovery Rebate Credit when you file your 2008 tax return. Review the tax return filing instructions including the Recovery Rebate Credit worksheet. • Real estate tax deduction – There is an additional standard deduction for those who don’t qualify to itemize their tax deductions, but pay real estate taxes. The additional deduction amount is equal to the amount of real estate taxes paid up to

$500 for single filers or up to $1,000 for joint filers. This deduction is available for the 2008 and 2009 tax years. This property tax deduction is in addition to the standard deduction used by filers. • Tuition and fees deduction - You may be able to deduct qualified tuition and required enrollment fees up to $4,000 that you pay for yourself, your spouse, or a dependent. You do not have to itemize to take this deduction. However, a taxpayer cannot take both the tuition and fees deduction and education credits (Hope & Lifetime Learning Credits) for the same student in the same year. Income limits and other special rules apply to each of these provisions. To determine whether your expenses are qualified, refer to IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education. IRS Publication 970 also describes other educationrelated tax benefits. • Educators’ out of pocket expense de-

duction - The educator expense deduction allows teachers and other educators to deduct the cost of books, supplies, equipment and software used in the classroom. Eligible educators include those who work at least 900 hours during a school year as a teacher, instructor, counselor, principal or aide in a public or private elementary or secondary school. Worth up to $250, the educator expense deduction is available whether or not the educator itemizes deductions on Schedule A. • Recordkeeping – Are your tax records organized? The IRS encourages taxpayers to take the time to gather and organize their records prior to preparing their tax returns to reduce stress at tax time. • IRS.gov website - Check out the latest tax changes on the IRS.gov website and remember to e-file your tax return which helps ensure you do not miss out on any tax deductions, credits and benefits. Also, check out the benefits of efiling.

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MORNING STAR STAR •• JANUARY FEBRUARY - 18, 2009 MORNING 1012 - 16, 2008

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Senate passed billhomeowners to assist firefighters Law sought to protect and insurance

Some firefighters and amburapid flashing of a car’s statedfor that he would appeal the Insurance Commissioner Matt allow lance crews would have an easier highand low-beam headlights Denn and members of the Senate Superior Court’s decision to the time to calls under a bill installed their vehicles. DelawareinSupreme Court. and getting House Insurance Committhat cleared the Senate recently. Under current law, the kits While the appeal is pending, tees will pursue a new law in the Under Senate Bill 6, firefightare allowed, but must be factory Commissioner Denn and legislawake of a Delaware court ruling ers and ambulance crew meminstalled. Sen. Bruce Ennis, Dtive leaders seek to is enact that would allow insurance combers, specifically designated by Smyrna, sayswill the change a nod legislation to provide the same panies to refuse to renew hometheir fire and ambulance compato the tight economy. protection bythe theway dis-it owner insurance for policyholdnies as first responders, will be “With theafforded economy puted regulation. ers who make claims against able to have aftermarket kits that is right now, a number of volun“We will fight on every availtheir policies, or even ask questions about doing so. Recently, a able front to protect homeowners from abusive practices by the Delaware Superior Court judge insurance industry,” Commisruled in favor of two insurance sioner Denn said. industry groups in a lawsuit State Sen. David Sokola, a seeking to overturn a 2005 Department of Insurance regulation member of the Senate Insurance Committee, will be the chief banning the practice of non-responsor of the legislation to be newing homeowners insurance introduced on Jan. 8. policies as a result of making “It is completely unfair for claims. The regulation also prohibited insurance companies to punish homeowners for making routine insurers from treating simple Markell tasked cabinet A critical steppolicyholders to reducing as claims against theirfive homeowners questions from secretaries whose agencies work crime is reducing the number of insurance,” Sen. Sokola said. claims. The insurers had argued on “I these problems repeat offenders. am individual disappointed that theto in court that the Insurance Dework has together and deliver him To accomplish that goal, court prevented the Insurpartment did not have the auance fromtheir prohibitthority to Jack take Markell such actions by a planDepartment that leverages indiGovernor recently ing thisstrengths practice, to and I hope regulation. Denn vidual tackle thisthe assigned fiveCommissioner members of his problem. cabinet to build a comprehensive “About 97 percent of the crimplan to reduce recidivism by inals in our prisons will someday coordinating efforts among their get out. With little training and agencies. fewer options, many may quickly The comprehensive effort turn back to crime. The costs of could include provisions to cretheir actions are high - the finanate individualized re-entry plans 2008,beat tailored a time when state which mancial cost (CHEERP), of incarceration coupled thatIn would to each in- Program and federal grants have leveled ages the Sharing Fund. “Chesawith the emotional cost to their mate’s specific life situation and off or even decreased, Chesa-the peake Utilities is proud to be able victims is staggering,” Markell identify potential difficulties peake Utilities announces that the to increase our efforts to help said. inmate faces of in the re-entering socigrant levels Sharing Fund customers this year.” “We2008, haveChesapeake the tools to Utilitackle ety and agencies that can provide have increased for those who For thiswill problem. can its cutcontricrime assistance. have qualified for assistance. ties nearlyWe double Chesapeake created bution the Sharing and cuttocosts. But theFund. solutions “We are all inUtilities this together; the Sharing Fund with donations In addition increasing grant demand actiontoacross several everyone wins when ex-offenders provided by customers, employlevels, additional grants are State agencies. It demands being coorsuccessfully re-enter society,” ees, the community and Chesaoffered those who are recently dinationtoand collaboration.” Markell said, noting that houspeake Utilities Corporation to en- unemployed or struggling with The team of cabinet ing inmate in Delaware sureanthat the elderly, ill andcosts those mortgage-related issues. secretaries will consist of: Danberg, taxpayers an average of $24,000 facing financial hardship are not Sharing grants areCarl available commissioner of Corrections; per year. during the cold winter forgotten for all eligible customers of months when energy inmates bills are can at Chesapeake Utilities livingofon Rita Landgraf, secretary the Recently released theirone peak. Delmarva. Department of Health and Social face or all of a number of “Now not the to back be Applications the grants are Services; Lillianfor Lowery, secrefactors thatis may leadtime them cutting back on grants for those available through Catholic CharitaryinofDelaware the Department of Educainto crimestated – limited education, in need,” Shane Breakie, ties (302-674-1782) tion;Shore-Up John McMahon, secretary addiction, homelessness, a lack president of the Chesapeake and in Maryland (410of the Department of Labor; and of job skills,Energy limitedRecipient opportunities 749-1142). Emergency Anas Ben-Addi, director of the to work because of their criminal records and limited transportation Delaware State Housing Authority. to get to a job if they can find one. Sussex County Council, at and appoint legal staff. The its January 8 meeting, elected five-member council unaniits officers for 2008, selecting mously approved Jones and Magnolia’s Seafood Restaurant & Bar and as president Councilman Finley Rogers for their posts. Weddings by the Seashore to B. Jones Jr. of Greenwood, andinvite youCouncil also unanimously as vice president Councilman approved James D. Griffin to Lynn J. Rogers of Milton. another one-year appointment Councilman Dale R. Dukes as County Attorney. Griffin will of Laurel held the council presi- serve as the elected body’s chief dency for the past year, while counsel. Jones served as vice president. Vincent G. Robertson and February 15th • 11 Jones AM untilwill 3 PMpreat Magnolia’s SeafoodE.Bar andJr. Grillalso were seAs president Richard Berl 30415 Cedar Neck Road, Ocean Delaware side over all council meetings in View, lected for one-year re-appoint2008, withOver Rogers substituting as assistant county attor20 vendors M FREEments Admission if Jones is unable to attend. neys, with Robertson to serve Reception Venues Open throughout the day It is customary for the counthe Planning & Zoning Comcil,Call atWeddings the first by meeting of each and Berl to serve the the Seashore to registermission and for more information. new year,8-noon to elect its officers or at weddingonthebeach.net Board of Adjustment. Mon.-Fri., at 800.884.0026

Markell focuses on recidivism rates to help in reducing crime

teers in Delaware buying General Assemblyare will workused cars,” Ennis said. “They aren’t with Commissioner Denn to buying new vehicles and under so pass this legislation promptly the old law they couldn’t get the homeowners can once again be lights because they had to be inprotected.” stalled by the manufacturer.” State Rep. Valerie Longhurst, Lawmakers voted 20-0 to send a member of the House Economthe bill to the House, which will ic Development, Banking and take up the measure in March Insurance Committee and the when the General Assembly rechief House sponsor of the new

turns from its break for legislation, pointed out the thatJoint the Finance Committee’s budget regulation in question was imhearings. bill, which plementedThe only after the was House backed by the fire service and of Representatives failed to adpolice agencies, also cleans up dress the issue in 2005. language about which fire and “The lastpersonnel time the are House ambulance en- of Representatives was given a bill titled to traditional emergency to address this problem, it didthe lights – something Ennis said not act,” she headlight kits said. are not. Although “Now that the legislature may

the headlight kits are to be the only body thatdesigned can protect alert other motorists that a firehomeowners from these unfair fighter’s call, they practices,heading I hope to thea House will don’t carry the same weight as take this issue more seriously.” red and blue emergency lights. The case is C.A. No. 05C-10Ennis said he thinks that, 309 SCD, American Insurance coupled with a planned public Association and Property awareness campaign, it willand help Casualty Insurers Association emergency personnel get to theof America vs. Delaware Departstation sooner. ment of Insurance.

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MORNING STAR • FEBRUARY 12 - 18, 2009

IRS warns public to beware of online phishing scams The IRS is warning the public to be aware of e-mail scams that fraudulently use the IRS name or logo as a lure during this tax season. The goal of the scam is to trick people into revealing personal and financial information, such as Social Security, bank account or credit card numbers, which the scammers can use to commit identity theft and steal your money. “The IRS does not send unsolicited e-mails about a person’s tax account or ask for detailed personal and financial

Visor card is available for hearing impaired drivers

The Delaware Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing offers deaf and hard of hearing drivers with an informational card for use during traffic stops. The card is a quick and easy way for the drivers to let police officers know of their hearing loss. The Delaware Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing recently began dis-

information,” said Delaware’s IRS Spokesperson Gregg Semanick. “Additionally, the IRS never asks people for the PIN numbers, passwords or similar secret access information for their credit card, bank or other financial accounts.” If you receive an e-mail from someone claiming to be the IRS or directing you to an IRS site, follow these tips: • Do not reply. • Do not open any attachments. Attachments may contain malicious code that will infect your computer.

• Do not click on any links. If you clicked on links in a suspicious e-mail or phishing Web site and entered confidential information, visit the Identity Theft page on IRS.gov. If you receive a suspicious e-mail that claims to come from the IRS, you can forward that e-mail to a special IRS mailbox, phishing@irs.gov. The e-mail must be forwarded using special instructions at IRS.gov, or it loses the encoding needed to track it to its source. The IRS can use the information, URLs and links in the

suspicious e-mails you forward to trace the hosting website and alert authorities to help shut down the fraudulent sites. After you forward the e-mail to the IRS, delete the message. Remember that all of the web page addresses for the official IRS website, IRS. gov, begin with http://www.irs.gov/. Don’t be confused or misled by Internet sites that end in .com, .net, .org or other designations instead of .gov. The address of the official IRS governmental website is www. irs.gov.

tributing the informational visor card to Delaware drivers with medically certified hearing loss. The card, which is to be presented to police during a traffic stop, states the driver is deaf or hard of hearing and briefly explains how hearing impaired drivers may or may not respond to verbal commands. The visor card contains several tips to help law enforcement improve their communication with drivers with hearing loss. Some tips for police officers include: • Failure to cooperate with verbal com-

mands means the driver may not hear you. • Look at the driver when you speak. • A driver with hearing loss may not read lips and may use a hearing aid. • For simple communication, writing notes may help, but not always. • During a night stop, using a flashlight in the driver’s face will prevent them from seeing any gestures. The card also provides instructions for the driver including how to use the card and conduct themselves during a traffic

stop. Drivers with hearing loss must contact the Delaware Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to register and receive a numbered visor card. Assigning numbered cards to drivers will allow the Office to track the use of the card and monitor any abuse or fraud. To receive an informational card, contact the Delaware Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 302-7618243, videophone and TTY; 302-7618275, voice and TTY; or email, Loretta. Sarro@state.de.us.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15th 2 TO 4 PM

MLS# 563595 $449,900 107 Rivers End Drive, Seaford, DE Host - Bobby Nibblett New construction in gorgeous waterfront community - Rivers End. This 4 br, 3.5 ba home features 9’ ceilings on 1st flr, hardwood floors, ceramic tile, granite countertops, whirlpool tub in MB, gas fireplace, upgraded appliances and paved drive all situated on 3/4 acre. Directions: From 13S, turn L onto Middleford Rd, right onto Old Furnace Rd, R onto Old Meadow Rd., left into “Rivers End”, L at first Y, home is on left.

MLS# 565534 $389,990 10517 Tall Pine Drive, Seaford, DE Host - Dawn Collins Complete - this newly constructed 4 br, 3 1/2 ba home sits on a 3/4 acre lot. Home features large master suite with soaking tub and walk-in shower. Home also offers a library, formal living and dining room and granite countertops in kitchen. A must see! Directions: East on Middleford Rd., make a right at the stop sign (onto Old Furnace Rd), make a right onto Old Meadow Rd., left into “The Pines”, home is on the left

Home Team Realty • 629-7711

Home Team Realty • 629-7711

MLS# 565764 $159,900 419 Willey Street, Seaford, DE Hostess - Holly Cooper Charming, well built 3 br, 1 ba home in a great neighborhood. Home features hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, built-in shelving, sunroom, brick patio and lots of potential. Brand new furnace, exterior and basement freshly painted. Directions: From Rt 13, go W on Rt 20 (Stein Hwy), left on Willey St., home on left.

MLS# 564024 $212,000 7533 Station Lane, Seaford, DE Host Adam Gaull Newly constructed 3 br, 2 ba home in Ross Station. Home offers master suite, laundry room, kitchen appliances and sits on a large lot. Sit on your large front porch and enjoy living at its best! Seller is offering $5000 towards buyer incentives. Directions: From 13 in Seaford, turn onto Herring Run Rd (by Lowes), follow through lights to Ross Station intersection, bear right onto Ross Station Rd, 2nd right into Ross Station, follow past 2nd cul-de-sac, home is on left.

MLS# 563483 $209,900 7538 Station Lane, Seaford, DE Host - Adam Gaull Complete! This 4 br, 2.5ba home deliveries all the essentials. Downstairs master suite, vaulted ceilings and 2 car garage on .73 acres. Seller is offering $10,000 towards buyer incentives. Directions: From 13 in Seaford, turn onto Herring Run Rd (by Lowes), follow through lights to Ross Station intersection, bear right onto Ross Station Rd, 2nd right into Ross Station, home is near 2nd cul-de-sac on right.

MLS# 560978 $192,900 7501 Station Lane, Seaford, DE Host - Adam Gaull Enjoy your new home in Ross Station, this 3 br, 2 ba home offers a lg Family Rm, kitchen appliances, situated on just over 3/4 acre. Home is perfect for all! Seller is offering $10,000 towards buyer incentives. Directions: From 13 in Seaford, turn onto Herring Run Rd (by Lowes), follow through lights to Ross Station intersection, bear right onto Ross Station Rd, 2nd right into Ross Station, home is past cul-de-sac on left.

Home Team Realty • 629-7711

Home Team Realty • 629-7711

Home Team Realty • 629-7711

Home Team Realty • 629-7711

MLS# 562174 $259,000 7831 Grace Circle, Seaford, DE Hostess - Judy Rhodes This 3 br, 2 ba Cape Cod offers a sunken living rm, open kitchen w/corian countertops, vaulted ceilings and “loft” MBR. Lg detached garage, vinyl fencing, great landscaping w/motion sensor lights all situated on a corner lot in a great development. New HVAC in ‘08. Directions: From Market St in Blades, turn W onto River Rd, turn left into Hill-n-Dale, 1st L onto Grace Circle, follow to rear of development, house is last on the right, before new phase.

MLS# 563879 $399,900 10368 Fox Glen Drive, Bridgeville, DE Hostess - Carol Crouse Great house and ready to move in! This home is a must for car “buffs”, 2 car detached garage and a 2 car attached garage. 4 br, 3.5 ba home offers a sunroom to view the wildlife from your backyard, all located on a private lot. Directions: Go N on Rt13, turn right on Camp Rd., then turn right on Eskridge Rd, turn right into Fox Glen, house is at the end.

MLS# 561830 $247,900 34 Read Street, Seaford, DE Hostess - Rachael Carey Meticulously maintained Cape Cod located in historic Martin Farms. This 4 br, 1.5 ba home offers an in-ground pool, heated pool house/work out rm/office, huge screened porch, handcrafted pergolas, 5 varieties of grapes and many more unique and creative features. Directions: From Rt 13, go W on Rt20 (Stein Hwy), L on Rodney St., R on Farm St., L on Read St., home is on the left.

MLS# 566237 $197,500 33 Read Street, Seaford, DE Hostess - Trina Joyner This unique property features a 1st flr br/ den/office with ba, laundry rm, form LR w/woodburning fireplace, form DR w/hardwood flrs, large rear screen porch and fully fenced yard. 2nd floor offers 2 more bedrooms and full bath. In town amenities, walk to play golf/dine at local Golf and Country Club. Directions: From Rt13, W on Rt20 (Stein Hwy), left onto Farm St., proceed behind Kiwanis Park, L on Read St., 5th house on Left.

Home Team Realty • 629-7711

Home Team Realty • 629-7711

Home Team Realty • 629-7711

Home Team Realty • 629-7711


MORNING STAR • FEBRUARY 12 - 18, 2009

Branches of government are honored for bridging the gap Representatives from the Delaware Family Court and Division of Family Services were honored recently for being named finalists for the Governor’s Team Excellence Award. The award encourages teamwork by recognizing groups of state employees who excel in leadership and team operation, use best practices and superior customer service, and produce tangible results. Family Court and DFS were nominated for their innovative work in a collaborative effort entitled ‘Great Expectations’ which involved a shift in the traditional role of judges from issuing orders in specific cases and the role of DFS caseworkers as strictly advocates to that of working collaboratively to eliminate barriers. Family Court and DFS met on the local and state level to discuss how the shared

commitment to the safety, permanency and well-being of children could be utilized to make changes in practices and policies that sometimes hindered communication and understanding of the respective agencies. The team consists of Family Court Judges, Family Court staff, the Director of the Division of Family Services, both statewide and regional DFS administrators and staff. The team leaders are DFS Director Carlyse Giddins and Sussex County Judge, Kenneth Millman. The Great Expectations Team has instituted important changes to how business is conducted, including increased training around best practices, and improved mental health assessment referrals. The efforts of Great Expectations also assist Delaware in meeting federal require-

25 CROSSGATE DR., SEAFORD 2 BR, 2 BA townhouse, end unit with 4 season 11x10 sunroom. Freshly painted, new carpet & vinyl. $154,000 Directions: West on Stein Hwy., right on Atlanta Rd., 1/4 mile to Crossgate Village.

106 WILLOW BROOKE CT., SEAFORD Quality workmanship abounds in this 3 BR, 2 BA home. Many custom features including custom tile in master bath. Kit. includes range, microwave & dishwasher. Ready for occupancy soon. $219,900 Directions: Enter Clearbrooke at 2nd entrance from Rt. 18. Take next right & home is on right on Willow Brooke.

GLENN SIZEMORE REALTORS • 629-3066

GLENN SIZEMORE REALTORS • 629-3066

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LAUREL 4BR, 2BA Ranch for UNDER $200,000 Completely redone! The open/split floor plan and details make this home stand out from the rest. Ultra modern kitchen with granite tile countertops. LR and hall flooring has extra detail work. Landscaping and Koi pond, 2 car garage with work area, plus a shed! What a buy! (MLS#564980) $197,310 Directions: Rt. 13-A approx. 1 mile south of Laurel on Right--See Sign Your Host: Fred Sponseller

Cooper Realty • 629-6693

ATLANTA RD. SEAFORD--COME ONE---COME ALL!! SELLER SAYS BRING OFFERS! REDUCED $56,000!! Brand New 2 Story, 3BR, 2.5 BA Colonial in Quiet Country Area! Home has an inviting second story balcony, 17’ vaulted ceiling in foyer, dining room, kitchen combo, huge master bath, walk in closets. A Paved driveway and a 14 x 22 detached 1 car garage with electric. Bring your furniture and move right in! $199,000 (MLS#557265) Directions: From Rt. 13 in Seaford, go West on Stein Hwy to Right on Atlanta Rd. Go approx. 3 miles to house on Left--See Signs Your Host: John Allen

Cooper Realty • 629-6693

ments for safety and timeliness in the placement and review of children in the foster care system by allowing the court to participate in the creation of the program improvement plan as well as progress reports to the federal government. One important area that is improving is the time a child spends in foster care before being adopted. The federal standard for a child moving from foster care to adoption within 24 months of entering care is 36%. Delaware has improved from 29% of timely adoptions in federal fiscal year 2006 to 39.5% in FFY 2007. “The implementation of Great Expectations is an excellent example of how we are working to understand that our work is not done in a vacuum and that collaboration is necessary for success,” said Family Court Chief Judge, Chandlee Kuhn.

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Delmarva Power’s Speakers Bureau educates community

As 2009 brings increased awareness of energy issues, Delmarva Power’s Speakers Bureau program provides a broad range of information on energy concerns, from promoting energy assistance for low-income customers to energy conservation and renewable energy solutions. The Speakers Bureau Program visits civic clubs and organizations, schools and community groups throughout its service territory. The program’s purpose is to share information with Delmarva Power customers on a variety of subjects, such as electrical safety and energy conservation. Delmarva Power has more than 500,000 electric customers in Delaware and along the eastern shore of Maryland and more than 121,000 natural gas customers in northern New Castle County, Delaware. Groups interested in scheduling a Delmarva Power speaker should call 800-355-0368 or send an e-mail to speakersbureau@delmarva. com.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15th 2 TO 4 PM NeW PrIce

9384 RIVER VISTA DR., SEAFORD - Add your touches and move right in! This quaint, 3 BR,1 BA rancher is located in a convenient, quiet area just east of Seaford. Enjoy your well landscaped yard with a swimming pool and all this home has to offer. $2,500 Seller’s Help Available. $159,900. (MLS#561892) Directions: From Rt. 13 in Seaford, take Rt. 20 East. River Vista is on the Left about 2 tenths of a mile. Home on the corner. See Signs Your Host: The Owner

SEAFORD--Lovely 3 BR rancher with attached garage on a corner lot in Seaford. This home has hardwood floors, a fireplace in the living room, a large kitchen full of cabinets, and a family room. $179,900. (MLS#563290) Directions: From downtown Seaford, go West on High St., continue on Pennsylvania Ave. to Right on Hall St. Home on corner of Hall St. & Poplar St. Your Hostess: Mary Harding

160 LAKESIDE DR (LAKESIDE MANOR), LAUREL This 3-BR, 2-BA ranch is a “Must See!” Updates include new plumbing, new windows, siding & roof, new kitchen & appliances, new flooring & fresh interior paint. Fireplace, fenced back yard, rear deck, 1-car garage & extras for $199,900 (#564100) HOST: Wyatt Lowe

202 ARBUTUS AVE, SEAFORD This “Well-Loved” home in Woodside Manor offers over 1,600 sq. ft. and includes a living room, kitchen, dining area, 3 BRs, 2 BAs, heated sunroom, office, and double attached garage, all on a nicely manicured lot in town. Extras include a patio, appliances, & more for only $199,900 (#560760) HOSTESS: Fran Ruark

Cooper Realty • 629-6693

Cooper Realty • 629-6693

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Beautiful Completely Remodeled colonial home. New inside & out. All new appliances, windows & new paint in Colonial colors. A diamond in the rough. A must see. HOSTESS: Levin Williams DIRECTIONS: East off Rt. 13 S. onto Sycamore Rd., (at O’Neal’s Antiques, Laurel) Take immediate right onto Chipmans Pond Rd. 1.5 mi. on left.

REMAX EASTERN SHORE • 628-7653

7131 W CANNON RD, BRIDGEVILLE Valentine’s Special! Sweet Treats for Everyone! Lovely 3-BR, 2-BA Victorian with LR, DR, kit., huge FR w/adjoining sunroom, separate office or possible 4th BR on 1st floor. In-ground pool & pool house, & many extras! $249,999 (#560581) HOSTESS: Karen Hamilton. DIRECTIONS: Take Rt. 18 west over RR x-ing thru Cannon, Prop. on right.

CALLAWAY, FARNELL & MOORE • 629-4514

CALLAWAY, FARNELL & MOORE • 629-4514

CALLAWAY, FARNELL & MOORE • 629-4514


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MORNING STAR • FebRuARy 12 - 18, 2009

Health Help your kids realize their potential By Anthony Policastro, M.D I spent two years in England when I was in the Air Force. I was exposed to the British school system with my work in learning problems. I was there from 19841986. The British had an interesting and supportive educational system. By the time children reach the fifth grade, they learn two things. The first is that every adult job is important. They need train engineers. They need butchers. They need policemen. Therefore, when children grow up, they all play an important role regardless of what job they have. The second thing is that early on, some children will be going to university and others will not. There is really not a difference whether you go to university or take another job. The positive impact on self esteem of such a system is obvious. We have a little different attitude. We sometimes make children feel that everyone has to attend college. If everyone went to college and became an engineer, we would have a society full of engineers. That would result in no support services. That would result in no medical services. That would result in no law enforcement services. I recently had dinner at a Cracker Barrel. We were talking to our server. She told us: “I love my job”. That is an attitude that we all should have.

We need to remember that each of us has a variety of strengths and weaknesses. We will be very successful if we play to our strengths. The challenge for parents is to find what their child’s strengths are. That is not always easy to do. I had a patient with a memory problem. She had trouble remembering reading vocabulary words. She had trouble remembering answers on exams. She was teased for this by her 6th grade classmates. I suggested that her parents find her a hobby that she could gain self esteem from. She wanted to do gymnastics. She happened to have a natural talent for gymnastics. In a short period of time, she became one of the top gymnasts in the state. The school would announce her successes over the weekend Monday morning on the school PA system. She became one of the popular children in the school because of that. One of the things I do in my office is explain the differences that we all possess. Each of us has multiple traits with average abilities. Each of us has a few traits that are very strong. Each of us has a few traits that are very weak. If the weak traits are not important in school, there are usually no learning issues. For example a child might be a poor singer. The same child might be a poor runner. In a normal classroom situation, that would be of little consequence. How-

Through its partnership with Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. to provide management and professional services at its Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, officials at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital announce the opening of the Peninsula Regional Oncology & Hematology office. James E. Martin, MD is now seeing patients in Seaford on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Dr. Martin will see patients and serve as medical director of the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center on an interim basis until a permanent medical oncologist is recruited in the community. Dr. Martin, a specialist in Hematology and Oncology, has been practicing Hematology and Medical Oncology at Peninsula Regional Medical Center since 1984. Dr. Martin received his medical degree from the University of Miami in Florida. He completed his internship at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md., and he completed both a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology there as well. Before joining Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Dr. Martin served as a commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve and practiced in the Department of Internal Medicine at the U.S. Naval Hospital in

Jacksonville, Fla. The partnership with Peninsula Regional will enable the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center to become a full service cancer center. Services offered at the center include medical oncology and hematology, infusion, radiation therapy and support programs. Nanticoke Cancer Care Center patients will also have access to oncology research and clinical trials available at Peninsula Regional’s Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute through its affiliations with the National Cancer Institute trials, pharmaceutical sponsored clinical research and collaboration with academic centers such as Johns Hopkins University. In addition, patients will benefit from specialty and sub-specialty care through the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute’s Centers of Excellence. Both organizations have also agreed to cooperate in the ongoing development and operation of a community-based cancer center in the Seaford area and expect additional cancer care services to be added in the future. For more information, call 302-6296611 or visit www.nanticoke.org. The Nanticoke office of Peninsula Regional Oncology and Hematology may be reached at 302-628-6289.

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ever, if I put that child in a school where the only subjects are chorus and track, they would do very poorly. A child with a memory problem will do poorly in school. However, he/she would succeed in areas in which they are strong. A child with a perception problem like dyslexia would do poorly in school. However, he/she would succeed in areas in which they are strong. We sometimes forget that prior to the 20th century most children did not complete school. There is a song from Fiddler on the Roof. The lyrics go something like: “At 4 I went to Hebrew school and at 10 I learned a trade.” That was pretty typical in the past. It reflects that fact that a diverse society needs to have a variety of things that people can do. We cannot expect every child to be like every other. They are all born different. They all have different skills. They all have different talents. Our challenge as parents is to find those skills and talents. We then need to nurture them so that every child can realize his/her potential. This is one of the hardest jobs that parents face. Success and self-esteem go together. We need to make sure our children have both.

PRMC first to use Powerlink XL

Peninsula Regional Medical Center is the first hospital on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to implant the Endologix Powerlink XL, a newly FDA-approved, minimally invasive device for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). It allows vascular surgeons to treat more patients with an endovascular approach versus an open surgery, and also prevents transfer elsewhere for the implantation of a non-FDA approved device. The procedure was recently performed in the Medical Center’s Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute by vascular surgeon James Scanlon, MD, who repaired a 89-year-old patient’s abdominal aortic aneurysm. The Powerlink XL is a stent graft used for AAA repair that is particularly beneficial for those patients with larger sized aortas who may not qualify using other available devices. An AAA is a weakening in the wall of the abdominal aorta, which results in a balloon-like enlargement. About 1.7 million Americans have AAA, and the incidence of this condition increases with age. An enlarged AAA leaves the aorta vulnerable to rupture, which can lead to internal bleeding and death in most cases. Ruptured AAAs are the 13th leading cause of death in the United States.


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Health Briefs Kindt earns certification

Carolyn Kindt, a nurse at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, recently earned her Emergency Nursing Certification through the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN). BCEN is a benchmark for accurate testing and assessment of knowledge and critical thinking Kindt skills for emergency nursing, associated specialties and its subspecialties. She is also Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified (ACLS) and has become a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) instructor for the hospital.

Diabetes education offered

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a four-session diabetes educational program beginning March 4 and continuing March 11, 18 and 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the hospital. Registration is required and the cost of the program may be reimbursable by insurance. The program includes weekly education sessions and individualized meal planning for diabetes self-management. Sessions include the following: week one - what is diabetes; week two - meal planning, eating out and reading labels; week three - glucose monitoring, sick day rules, traveling; and week four - medication, stress management and lifestyle changes. Family members and significant others are welcome to attend. To register and obtain more information, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Education department at 302-629-6611, ext. 2446.

Bell earns certification

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital employee, Ms. Melanie Bell, recently earned her Provider Credentialing Specialist Certification (CPCS) through the National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS). The NAMSS certification program promotes industry standards and provides a means to verify professional knowledge in

the field of medical services management and provider credentialing. At Nanticoke, Bell is responsible for maintaining compliance with regulatory and accrediting bodies and participating in the development and implementation of credentialing processes and procedures. She also Bell collects and analyzes verification information for the hospital’s medical staff.

Cancer Networking Support Group

The Wellness Community of Delaware offers a “General Cancer Networking” support group the third Monday of each month from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. held at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Care Center second-floor library, Seaford. Professionally led cancer support programs offer hope, education, and emotional support for adults with cancer and their loved ones who want to fight for recovery and the quality of their lives. Learn how to feel less isolated and more in control. All programs offered through The Wellness Community of Delaware are free of charge to people affected by cancer. For further information, or to register, call 645-9150.

Cholesterol screenings

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will be offering cholesterol screenings on February 11 & 14 from 7:00 - 10:00 am at the Seaford Golf & Country Club, located at 1001 W. Locust Street, Seaford. The Lipid Profile test requires a 12-hour fasting and reads the HDL, LDL, and triglyceride blood levels. Cost for the Lipid Profile is $15. There is no need to pre-register. Results will be mailed within 3 weeks along with information to evaluate the results and follow-up if needed. In addition to cholesterol screenings, free blood pressure checks will be offered. There will be health information and interactive displays. For additional information, call 6296611 extension 4536.

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Police Journal Drug sweep at hotel yields two arrests

On Feb. 3, the Seaford Police Criminal Investigations Division received information from the Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit that two people who were at the Days Inn were in possession of cocaine. Seaford and Delaware State police conducted a search at the hotel and located approximately 13.5 grams of cocaine, assorted drug paraphernalia and $310. Two men, Mcarthur M. Risper Jr., 19, of Bridgeville, and Michael W. Horsey, 21, of Seaford, were arrested and transported to Seaford Police Department for processing. Both were charged with trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, maintaining a dwelling, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy. They were arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #4 in Seaford. Risper was committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $43,500 cash bond and Horsey was committed in lieu of $42,000 secured bond.

Seat belt stop leads to drug charges

On Feb. 3 at 10:37 a.m., a patrol trooper assigned out of Troop 5 saw that a man who was driving a 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass on Old Furnace Road near the intersection with Middleford Road was not wearing a seat belt. When the trooper stopped the operator of the car, Lemont M. Batts Jr., 26, of Seaford, the trooper noticed a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. The trooper told Batts why he stopped him and inquired as to why the odor of marijuana was emitting from the vehicle. Batts appeared nervous, police said, and ended up fleeing from the officer in his car. Batts drove east on Dove Road. When his car ran off the north side of the roadway, struck a tree and overturned, he got out of the car and started running, police said. The trooper, who had followed in his vehicle, ordered Batts to stop running, then announced that he was going to send his dog after him. But Batts kept running, police said. The dog was released and it caught Batts immediately, taking him

down by grabbing his arm. The trooper took Batts into custody without further incident. An ambulance was summoned and Batts was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was treated for a dog bite and released. Police said that a search of the car yielded two baggies of marijuana, weighing 30 grams, and a small black electronic scale. Troopers arrested Batts for possession with intent to deliver marijuana, disregarding a police officer’s signal, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, consumption of marijuana, driving a vehicle under the influence of drugs, reckless driving and failure to have insurance in possession. He was remanded to Sussex Correctional Institute in lieu of $14,000 cash only bail.

block of Pickering Beach Road. He was shooting a .22 caliber rifle about 150 yards away from where the man was when he was shot. Police said that the boy’s mother was inside the home when the incident occurred. The gun and bullets were seized to be compared forensically to a recovered bullet from the vehicle. The victim was treated at Kent General Hospital for a gunshot wound to the knee and released. A second person, a 57-year-old Dover man, was also on the off-road vehicle and was not injured. The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed yet. Delaware State Police remind gun owners to keep guns unloaded and locked in a secure area away from children.

Fire originates in kitchen

Man charged with stealing guns

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a dwelling fire that occurred on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 4:14 a.m. on the 100 block of North Cannon Street in Seaford. The Seaford Fire Department responded to the scene and was assisted by the Blades, Bridgeville and Laurel fire departments. There were no occupants at the home, which was undergoing renovations. No injuries were reported. The home was not equipped with working detectors. Delaware State Fire Marshal investigators have determined that the fire originated in the kitchen and the cause is under investigation. Damages have been estimated at approximately $55,000.

Child accidentally shoots man

A nine-year-old boy who found a gun in the attic and took it outside for target practice ended up accidentally shooting a man in the knee, police said. The shooting occurred Saturday, Feb. 8, when a 61-year-old man was driving an off-road vehicle in an open field off Pickering Beach Road near Pickering Beach. While police were investigating, they heard shots being fired nearby. They found the boy in his back yard in the 600

Watch out for telephone scam The Sussex County Sheriff’s Office warns the public that potential scammers are posing as deputies and using fraudulent caller ID technology to try to obtain bank account information, credit card numbers and other personal data. If you receive such a call, hang up and notify the authorities. Sheriff Eric Swanson said that someone claiming to be a representative of his office called a local residence and requested payment in advance for documents and papers to be served. The call appeared legitimate at first, because the telephone number on the recipient’s caller ID showed a local number. The potential scammer, however, may have used a trick in caller ID technology that allows someone to “spoof” an otherwise legitimate number. Spoofing allows a caller to show on a recipient’s caller ID display a number that is not that of the

actual location. The practice is similar to e-mail spammers sending fraudulent messages from addresses that appear legitimate. Swanson reminds the public that his office never requires payment from individuals being served court papers and other legal documents, nor does his office accept credit cards or take personal data over the telephone. So far, only one documented incident has occurred. The Sheriff’s Office is hopeful by spreading the word early that the public will not fall prey to the scam. Anyone who is contacted by someone claiming to be a representative of the Sheriff’s Office and is in doubt of the veracity of that claim, call the office at 302-8557830. People who believe that have been a target in this scam may contact the Sheriff’s Office or the Delaware State Police Troop 4 at 302-856-5850.

Delaware State Police have arrested John W. Brittingham, 26, of Dagsboro, for several charges stemming from five residential burglaries throughout Sussex County, when he allegedly stole firearms. The investigation began after a residential burglary occurred at a residence on Fire Tower Road, Laurel, on Jan. 22. A total of nine firearms, including rifles and shotguns, were stolen from the home. Brittingham entered the home via an open garage door, police said. On Feb. 3, detectives recovered three of the stolen firearms from Southern Delaware Shooters, a gun store in Laurel. They learned that Brittingham had sold the nine stolen guns to the gun store on the same date as the burglary, Jan. 22, police said. On Feb. 4, DSP investigators learned from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Department stating that the department was investigating two residential firearm burglaries and that John W. Brittingham was the suspect. Wicomico authorities said that Brittingham sold several of the firearms from the Maryland burglaries at Big Brads Gun Shop in Salisbury, Md. Investigators from Maryland obtained a list of guns sold by John Brittingham at the gun store. Delaware State Police detectives said that several firearms on the list were reported stolen during five burglaries in Delaware. These burglaries include the one at the Fire Tower Road location and the following:

• Feb. 1, a residential burglary on Whitesville Road, Delmar, 10 firearms were stolen. The suspect made entry through an unlocked rear sliding glass window. • Jan. 14, a residential burglary on Jersey Road, Millsboro, four firearms were stolen. The suspect gained entry by breaking through a window. • Jan. 20, a residential burglary on Homestead Road, Georgetown, one firearm was stolen. The suspect made entry through a door. • Jan. 14, a residential burglary on Hudson Road, Millsboro, five firearms were stolen. Delaware authorities had already obtained arrest warrants for Brittingham for the burglary on Fire Tower Road and after the joint investigation with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office they named him as the suspect in the other burglaries. On Feb. 5 at 12:30 p.m., state police stopped Brittingham on Cross Keys Road, Millsboro, as he was operating a gold Mazda Millennia. Brittingham was taken into custody without incident. When troopers searched the vehicle, they located a small plastic bag with 1.5 grams of cocaine on the driver’s side floorboard, police said. Brittingham was charged with the following: five counts of second degree burglary, 29 counts of theft of a firearm, 10 counts of possession of a deadly weapon by person prohibited, six counts of theft, two counts of criminal mischief, maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substances, possession of cocaine and selling a stolen firearm. He was remanded to Sussex Correctional Institute in lieu of a $149,000 secured bond.

Harrington man wanted in Florida

Delaware State Police have arrested Robert M. Skinner Jr., 39, of Harrington, on out-of-state fugitive charges after a Troop 5 patrol trooper stopped him for a traffic infraction. On Saturday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m., Skinner was stopped on Coverdale Road for a violation. A check of his driver’s license revealed that he was a wanted fugitive from St. Augustine, Fla., for several burglaries. He was taken into custody without incident and incarcerated at the Sussex Correctional Institute with no bail, pending extradition to Florida.

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Renown ‘Lincoln’ impersonator to visit Sussex County The year 2009 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. The Delaware Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, will present “President Lincoln Comes to Sussex” Thursday, Feb. 19, 11:30 a.m. in the college theater.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Lincoln will be portrayed by Jim Rubin, a retired psychologist from Prosperity, W.Va. Rubin, who bears a resemblance to Lincoln, has been portraying him since 1997. His television appearances include the “Today Show,” Fox News, and C-Span.

In 2004, he was appointed by West Virginia’s governor to the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission to be part of the 200th birthday celebration. On Sept. 20, 2008, at the Lincoln Memorial, Rubin helped to unveil one of the four new tail-sides of the penny. Lincoln will be introduced by Russ McCabe, director of the Delaware Public

Archives. After the portrayal, there will be a question and answer session with President Lincoln and Dennis Forney, publisher of the “Cape Gazette,” who also will be in period attire and mode. The campus Art Gallery, in the theater lobby, will feature a Lincoln collections art exhibit from the University of Delaware.

response to an open ended question seeking ideas for ways to reduce motor vehicle crashes. • Between 29% and 46% of these same drivers also admit to using a cell phone while driving at least occasionally in the past month. AAA position on the issue Driver distraction is a serious traffic safety problem and driver cell phone use represents a particularly significant form of distraction. Numerous simulator studies and analysis of crash data have shown cell phone use to cause a measurable decrease in driving performance and increase the risk of a crash. AAA encourages all states to enact laws banning teen drivers from using any wireless device while driving. AAA also encourages parents to ensure their young driver isn’t adding a cell phone, hands-free or not, to the grow-

ing list of distractions during the critical period of early licensure. Texting while driving poses even greater safety concerns than cell phone use due to the time involved looking away from the road. AAA believes that texting-while-driving should be made illegal for drivers of all ages. The issue in Delaware Delaware has no statewide ban on cell phones or text messaging for experienced drivers. Learner’s permit and intermediate license holders as well as school bus drivers are prohibited from using a cell phone behind the wheel, except for emergency situations. Learner’s permit and intermediate license holders are also prohibited from text messaging while driving. Enforcement is primary. For more information, visit www.AAAFoundation.org.

Hands-free cell phones not safer to use while driving A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows two-thirds of motorists who use cell phones while driving believe it is safer to talk on a hands-free cell phone than on a hand-held device. Using a cell phone while driving significantly impairs key driving skills, such as reaction time. Findings from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety • 83% of drivers rate distracted drivers and those using cell phones as a serious or extremely serious traffic safety problem. • Over half of drivers say cell phone use by drivers is unacceptable. • 53% of U.S. drivers admit to using a cell phone while driving. • Of those who admitted using their cell phone while driving, 60% used a handheld device and 34% used a hands-free phone. • One in seven drivers admitted text

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Pizza King, damaged in fire, set to reopen for Monday breakfast By Lynn R. Parks

After being forced to close following a Dec. 14 fire that gutted the kitchen, Pizza King in Seaford is set to reopen Monday. The Stein Highway restaurant will open at 5:30 a.m., ready to serve breakfast. “We will be fully opened, 100 percent capable of handling everything that comes our way,” said owner Brad Baynum. Baynum is expecting a big day. “Everywhere I go, I see a lot of my customers and they all ask me, ‘When are you going to open back up?’” he said. “I’m thinking that it’s going to be busy.” After the fire, Baynum was told by insurance investigators that repairing the restaurant would take four months. “That wasn’t even an option,” he said. “I wanted to get back open as quickly as possible.” To help him do that, Baynum used local contractors and crews to renovate his restaurant. He acted as the general contractor. “I am very pleased,” he said. “I thought that that was the best way to get the restaurant repaired and I’m glad that I

was right.” Baynum said that other than new upholstery, the Pizza King will look much as it did before the December fire. It will accommodate the same number of customers and will be laid out the same way as it was. He expects all of the people who were employed there at the time of the fire to return, he said. The fire marshal has ruled that the Dec. 14 fire was caused by an electrical malfunction in the restaurant’s exterior wall. The alarm was called in at around 10 a.m. when employees noticed smoke. The Seaford Volunteer Fire Department responded, assisted by the Bridgeville and Blades fire departments. Employees as well as customers of the restaurant were able to leave the building without incident. Damages were estimated by the state fire marshal’s office to be $15,000, a cost that Baynum said in December would cover structural damages but would not cover costs to replace ceiling tiles, insulation and ducts damaged by smoke, paper goods lost to the blaze and food that spoiled.

The town of Laurel is accepting nominations for the 2008 Citizen of the Year. Nominations, Due Feb. 27, can be made at Laurel Town Hall, Laurel Public Library, Bank of Delmarva, County Bank, Georgia House and Carey’s Getty Station, or e-

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TREATS FOR THE TROOPS - Ann Foskey, right, president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit #19, presents a donation to purchase Girl Scout cookies for troops serving overseas to Patty Bredbenner of Girl Scout Troop #494.

Senior center plans week’s activities The Laurel Senior Center serves lunch every day at 11:30 a.m. The center holds exercise classes every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and hymn sings every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Bible study is every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Activities for this week include: Friday, Feb. 13 – 9:30 a.m., shopping at Wal-Mart or Big Lots; 12:45 p.m., visiting nursing home to hand out treats. Monday, Feb. 16 - center closed for Presidents Day. Tuesday, Feb. 17 – 9 a.m., blood pressure checks; 9:30 a.m., scrapple sandwich;

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Too much television not good for kids By Karyl Rattay, MD, MS

It seems harmless enough. You come home from work and the kids are home from school. You get the mail. Check messages. Maybe you let the dog out. And then you turn on the TV. There’s no doubt that Dr. Rattay television is part of our lives, part of our daily routine. Ninety-nine percent of American households have at least one TV. According to the A.C. Nielson Co., Americans watch four hours of TV per day…and in an average U.S. home, the television is on almost seven hours per day. Closer to home, in a recent survey of Delaware parents conducted by Nemours Health and Prevention Services, 51% reported that their children have televisions in their bedrooms. Even among the youngest children, those aged 3 to 9, over four in 10 (44%) had a TV in their room. Accord-

ing to some studies, the national average is more like 70%. When you also factor in that over 65% of American households have a computer and more than 82% of the U.S. population has a cell phone, that’s a lot of screen time exposure for the whole family. Simply put, too much TV is not good for kids. Excessive TV viewing has actually been shown to have a negative impact on academic achievement and standardized test scores. One study that followed 1000 children for 15 years showed that the more TV children watched, the less likely they were to earn a college degree. Viewing habits have also been linked to obesity, bullying, and violent behavior. Children with a bedroom TV watch more hours of television daily than children without one and a growing body of evidence suggests that children who have a TV in their bedroom read less and do less homework. Go figure! Even when you think your kids—especially toddlers—aren’t watching television, (“it’s only background noise”) new

research shows that even having the TV on in the background could be disruptive to a child’s normal development. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children aged 2 years and younger watch no television at all. For children over age 2, you can take control of what and how much your kids watch. For starters, get the TVs out of your kids’ bedrooms—and if one isn’t in there, keep it that way. Pay attention to what children are watching, limit the amount of TV they watch, and turn the TV off if no specific program is being watched. Why not try creating a family television budget? Make it a house rule that applies to all family members. Each member is limited to two hours of total screen time— this includes TV, computer (homework on the computer excluded), video games, and texting. You can also set up house rules such as no TV during dinner and the child’s homework time. Don’t allow children to watch violent programs or those you consider offensive or sugges-

tive. Watch programs with them as often as possible. Most importantly, be a role model. Let your kids see YOU turn off the TV and engage in another activity. So instead of just snatching away the remote, and telling your kids to “go play,” set up activities the family can do together: Take a hike at a local park or a brisk walk around the neighborhood. Accomplish a family project like cleaning the garage, painting, working on the lawn/garden, etc. Establish one night a week as “game night,” and each family member gets a turn choosing the game. Turn the TV off and the music on. You can dance around to it or simply make music the “background noise” as your kids play. Karyl Rattay, MD, MS, is a senior program and policy analyst and an expert in obesity prevention for Nemours Health and Prevention Services, based in Newark.

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One woman’s careless attitude is another woman’s heavy burden

This weekend, while my husband worked on putting window ynn arks trim and siding on our back porch, my task was to clean up as much as While I’m lying awake at possible the back yard. For months, night, trying to figure out the yard has been the site of piles of construction material, siding, one more thing I can do to roofing, lumber, cement blocks, insulation, plywood — you name it help the Earth, she must and we probably had a pile of it. be sleeping like a baby. But as our construction project draws to a close — yes, the end, if one squints and stares into the future really garbage that had been in the car. The man hard, is in sight — we are ready to reclaim drove off, leaving several carryout bags and their contents whirling around the field. what was once a walk-friendly back yard. Boy, wouldn’t I love, just for a day, to So on Saturday, I found myself consolidattrade consciences with that woman. There ing piles and sorting through scrap pieces of construction material to determine what I was, mulling over every single nail to determine if it was too bent for another day’s could be saved for a future project, what could be recycled and what was good only use, scrutinizing every scrap of wood to decide if it had any use left in it, and she as landfill material. felt no compunction about throwing her I was determined to keep the landfill garbage onto someone else’s property, pile as small as possible. Not only do I from which it could make its way into recognize the value of minimizing the public waterways and into the stomachs of amount of material that we take to the innocent animals. While I’m lying awake landfill, in order to ensure that the landfill at night, trying to figure out one more doesn’t have to expand beyond the land thing I can do to help the Earth, she must it already takes up, but any material that be sleeping like a baby. we can save for later means material that I trudged across the field, which in we won’t have to buy. Less expense for February is barely green with sprouts of us, better for the earth if its resources and wheat, and picked up her garbage. While energy are used only in producing what is walking along the road, I also picked up absolutely necessary. other people’s garbage: a sixpack of empty The sorting was hard work. Not physibeer bottles, an empty beer can and a plascally — after months of carrying heavy tic milk jug with about 2 inches of liquid plywood, windows and roofing and nailin it. Don’t ask what the liquid was — afing boards into place, throwing scraps ter I realized that it was possible that the from one pile to another was easy on the person who drank all that beer also left the muscles — but mentally. Where should milk jug there, I didn’t investigate further. this scrap go? Does that scrap have to be I carried all of the garbage to the back thrown away? And over and over: What yard, where it only added to my task: is the best thing to do, for us and for the Should I throw it all in the pile destined environment? for the landfill, or sort it out to recycle I was happy for any distraction. So whatever can be recycled? when a small car slowed down and then In the end, I left the garbage in the topulled over to the shoulder just past our be-sorted pile and abandoned my post. The house, I turned my back on the piles of refuse is there still, awaiting the time that I lumber and watched the car as I might have a new burst of energy. watch a movie. Until that happens, if Ms. Litterer has The driver of the car, a young woman, a sudden change of heart and wants to climbed out shortly after her vehicle came reclaim her garbage in order to more propto a stop. She marched around to the paserly dispose of it, she is welcome to it. For senger’s door and yanked it open. Out atonement, she could even help me sort stepped a young man, who slowly walked around to the driver’s door and climbed in. out the rest of the pile. In trade, I would be happy to give her a share of my overThe young woman got into the passenactive conscience. I’m ready for a good ger’s seat. And before she slammed shut night’s sleep and I certainly could use a her door, she pushed out onto the ground partner in my save the Earth campaign.

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Year after year, nothing says ‘I love you’ like chocolate When thinking about what I’m going to write each week, I like to go back over columns written at the same time in previous years so as to avoid too much repetition. When looking at topics that inspired me around Valentine’s Day, I found chocolate, chocolate and — did I mention chocolate? Not a whole lot of imagination there but who doesn’t think of this rich, sensuous confection when Feb. 14 rolls around? Here’s a quick chocolate primer, courtesy of All Recipes: Chocolate grows on trees. Cacao trees, native to South America, bear a fruit that looks like elongated squashes. Inside these pods are seeds called cacao beans. When the beans are fermented and roasted, the heating releases the nib that is the chocolate essence. Grinding the nibs produces cocoa butter and cocoa powder, the two basic ingredients in the chocolate we eat.

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Nanticoke to offer cholesterol screenings

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will offer cholesterol screenings Feb. 14 from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Seaford Golf & Country Club, 1001 W. Locust Street, Seaford. The Lipid Profile test requires a 12-hour fasting and reads the HDL, LDL, and triglyceride blood levels.Cost for the profile is $15. There is no need to pre-reg-

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Daffodil sales benefit Cancer Society The American Cancer Society is sponpot of miniature daffodils. soring its annual Daffodil Days through Feb. 20. The daffodil is the flower of hope and the program is designed to give hope to those touched by cancer. The money raised through Daffodil Days funds programs and research grants. For a donation of $10, supporters receive a bouquet of fresh-cut daffodils or a

In addition to cut and potted daffodils, the American Cancer Society will offer Carrie N. Hope, a special Boyds Bear designed exclusively for the society. The bear in a pot of flowers or a bear and a bunch of daffodils can be ordered for $25. To place an order, call Mary Catherine Hopkins at 875-7308.

Gas Lines

Refinery production cuts push up prices at the pump Retail gas prices are at their highest levels in several weeks. The national average price of gas topped $1.92 a gallon Saturday, marking an increase of nearly $0.30 a gallon (or 18%) from the $1.62 a gallon multiyear low price set on December 30, 2008. Looking back to this date in 2008 the national average price of gas was $2.97 a gallon. For the fourth consecutive week, most people have seen prices at the pump increase, while demand and crude oil prices continue to remain down. Crude oil closed last week at $40.17 a barrel, compared to prices of $89 per barrel a year ago. Gasoline production has declined, below last year’s levels for the seventh time in eight weeks. Several refineries have announced fuel production cuts because of weak profits stemming from soft demand. Consumer demand for gas is running almost 3% below last year’s levels. The threat of a possible strike by refinery workers has eased now that unions have a tentative, nationwide

agreement and returned to the bargaining tables to hammer out final labor contracts for their employees. “Escalating gas prices are hardly justified right now. Refineries have cut production to pump up their profits. It’s unfortunate for consumers already battered by the economy,” said Catherine L. Rossi, AAA Mid-Atlantic. Local pricing Locally, one station in Seaford was selling regular gasoline for $1.799 a gallon on Tuesday, five cents a gallon more than a week ago.

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Community Bulletin Board Spaghetti dinner

The Seaford High School Key Club will host a spaghetti dinner at St. John’s Fellowship Hall on Pine Street on Friday, Feb. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 each, children under 6 free. Takeouts are available. Proceeds will benefit community projects. Tickets are available at the door or you can call Harry Brake at 6294587, ext. 405 to reserve tickets.

Community night

The Friends of the Seaford District Library invites the community to Grotto’s Pizza on Monday, Feb. 23 in support of the Seaford District Library. Between the hours of 4 to 9 p.m enjoy a meal at Grotto’s, eat in or take out, and 20 percent of the bill will be donated to the Seaford District Library. A coupon, which may be obtained at the circulation desk at the library, must be presented when paying your bill.

Seaford Library

• The Seaford District will have its  Science and Religion book discussion on Monday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524. • Join us at the Seaford District Library  for Storyteller Rosa Barnes on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. as she shares African American stories in celebration of Black History Month. • The Seaford District Library hosts  “Movie Night” on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. • Baby Bookworms, an infant story  time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Toddler tales, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; 3-5 Storytime, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Cindi Smith at 302629-2524. • Delaware EITC Campaign will have  2008 tax preparations on Fridays starting at 10 a.m. • Adults, here is your chance to win  great prizes. Registration has begun for the Adult Winter Reading Program “Winter AUTHENTIC MEXICAN

Sizzlers.” Registration ends March 20. • The Seaford District Library has  joined IHOP in an effort to raise money  for the library. Eat a meal at the Seaford,  Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury, Md. IHOP  locations and return an itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards with itemized receipts in order to receive the reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt. • Mrs. “Cookie” Garfield will host  “Historical Reflections” as part of our Black History Month celebrations. Join us on Friday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. at the Seaford District Library. • The Celiac Support Group will meet  at the Seaford District Library on Monday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m. • There will be a Seaford Library Board  meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. • The University of Maryland Eastern  Shore Choir will perform at the Methodist Manor House on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. A chicken & dumpling dinner will be held on Saturday, Feb. 14, Sussex Chapter 7, Order of the Eastern Star at the Eastern  Star Building, 7 North Pine St., Seaford, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. An all-you-can-eat dinner, cost is $10 for adults; children 10 years-and-under, $5. Take-outs available. Proceeds will benefit Special Needs Children in the State of Delaware. Advance tickets required, call Marlene Simpler, 629-3205, or Ethelene  Krauss 629-2292.

Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

Miss/Little Miss Seaford

The Lioness Club presents its annual Miss/Little Miss Seaford pageant on Friday, March 27, at the Seaford Senior High School. Contestants for Miss Seaford must be 14 years of age prior to the pageant date but cannot turn 19 during the pageant year. They must be a freshman, sophomore, or junior. Contestants must live

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Library recognizes black soldiers

In recognition of Black History Month,  the Laurel Public Library will offer a program highlighting the participation of

African Americans from Delaware in the Civil War. Civil War historian George Contant has researched northern regiments to find individuals who listed their home state as Delaware. He will present his findings at the Laurel Public Library at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16 in a program entitled, “The Missing 954: Delaware’s Forgotten United  States Colored Troops and Sailors.” A question and answer period will follow the illustrated presentation. For more information, email normajean. fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Library hosts WWII film showing

The Laurel Public Library will host a “Mid-Winter Movie Night” on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 in the Carpenter Community Room from 6 to 9 p.m. The featured showing is the recently released Spike Lee production, “Miracle at St. Anna,” which tells the story of four black American soldiers, who are members of the U.S. Army’s all-black 92nd ‘Buffalo  Soldier’ division stationed in Italy. Rated  R for intense war scenes, those under the age of 18 will not be admitted unless accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. A discussion period will follow the film and refreshments will be available. For more information, email normajean. fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

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Laurel Library Reading Program

The theme of this year’s Winter Reading Program is “Get Wrapped Up in Reading at the Library!” with programs with an ancient Egyptian theme and lots of prizes for children in grades K-6. Students who read at least five books before Feb. 21 will receive a book and a prize from the Friends of the Laurel Public Library. Children will also earn a trip to the Treasure Box for every five books read. Special prizes will be awarded to the top reader in grades K-6 and to the child who reads the most books over all. Dr. Fluharty from the Visiting Scholars Program of the Delaware Humanities Program presents a hands-on look at Ancient Egypt on Saturday, Feb. 14, 12:30 p.m. Egyptian Crafts: Make an Egyptian mobile on Thursday, Feb. 19, 4:15 p.m. Last day to add books to your Reading Log is Saturday, Feb. 21.

Class of 1956 social

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John Benson benefit

The Laurel American Legion is hosting a benefit for the John Benson family on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Legion. Food, beverages and entertainment are included in tickets, which are $18 a person or $35 a couple. For more information, contact Ann at 2368558.

Donations accepted

Delaware National Bank is accepting donations for the house fire that happened in Laurel, that caused $100,000 in damage. If you have any questions feel free to contact Wende Niblett at 875-2137.

The Laurel High School Class of 1956 will hold a dinner social for classmates and spouses on Friday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Georgia House. Call Frank Calio at 875-3770 to confirm your attendance.

AARP driving course

CPR course

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Lighthouse Church, located at 27225 Kaye Road in Laurel, will hold a CPR course on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. The $40 fee covers the cost of the class which will be administered by a registered instructor from the Delaware Fire School. A free luncheon will be held directly after the three-hour course. Space is limited and the deadline to register is March 8. To register, call the church at 302-875-7814 and leave a message, or call Rebecca Jones, pastor’s wife, at 628-8172.

Blues Chaser Dinner

The Friends of the Laurel Public Library will hold their annual Blues Chaser Dinner on Sunday, March 1 from 2-5 p.m. to benefit children’s and teens programs at the library. Entertainment will be provided by the Humanaires and there will also be door prizes and a 50-50 raffle. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the library, from Friends of the Library board members and at the door. The menu features beef and dumplings and carry-outs will be available. For more information, visit the library or call 875-3184.

Hearts for Hope

The LCF presents Hearts for Hope at the Laurel Fire House on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. The night includes dinner (catered by My Turn to Cook) and an evening of entertainment. Cost is $25 per person and the meal consists of two entrees, salad, two vegetables, rolls and a variety of desserts. Entertainment will be provided by Cathy Gorman and the Cave Men with Drs. Anthony Policastro, Joe Olekszyk, Darius Sypek and Jim Rupp along with Matt Ellis and Dave Chandler. The LCF provides transitional housing for needy families with children. All monies raised will be for their benefit. For more information, call 875-5051.

‘High School Musical’

The Laurel High School Drama Club will present its Winter Musical, Disney’s “High School Musical,” on Feb. 27, 28, and March 6 at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances on March 1, 7, and 8 at 2

Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Registration is required, so call 3495309 or come in to the library sign up.

p.m. Performances will be held in the Laurel High School Auditorium. Contact Brian Cass at bcass@laurel. k12.de.us, for advance tickets or reserve by phone 875-6120, ext. 273, or purchase in the High School office. Tickets price: adults $8, students/senior citizens $5.

Laurel Senior Center will hold an AARP driving course on Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non members. To register for the course call 875-2536. A traditional pancake supper will be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 500 S. Central Ave., Laurel, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 24, with Jeff Dolby as chairman. Tickets are $5, youth 18 and under eat free. The community is invited to join parishioners for the supper in Memorial Hall. Proceeds are to be used for Acolyte trip to the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

Spring luncheon

St. George’s Methodist Church annual spring luncheon will be held on Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oyster, chicken salad, hot dogs sandwiches, vegetable beef and cream of crab soup, peas and dumplings, and deserts. A bake table will be available. Any questions call 8462301.

Laurel Chamber meeting

Larry McQuay and Shawn Hall, owners of the Georgia House Restaurant, will be sharing their success stories at the Laurel Chamber’s first membership meeting, Feb. 26, at 7:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Georgia House in Laurel. Coffee and donuts will be served. RSVP by fax 875-4660, phone 875-9319, or e-mail info@laurelchamber.com no later than Feb. 18.

Oyster sandwiches

Hope Lodge 4 will have oyster sandwiches and crab cakes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 102 West 6th St., Laurel on Saturday, Feb. 21

‘In God We Trust’

Epworth Christian School’s sixth annual Winter Gala, ‘In God We Trust,’ will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, in ECS gymnasium. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner begins at 6 p.m. and auction begins at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $30 per person and $300/table sponsors. Come out and enjoy an evening of fun and fine dining. The meal is provided by Marilyn’s Catering (crab imperial, eye round beef, meatballs and delicious sides and variety of desserts.) To purchase tickets, contact the school office at 875-4488.

Library offers free tax prep Winter reading program

Bring your family and friends to the Greenwood Library for the “Get Caught Reading Together!” program. Families, couples, or groups of two or more friends may register to play reading bingo and have the opportunity to win prizes. The program runs through March 6. For more information, visit the library or call 349-5309.

Chocolate Lovers’ Night

The Greenwood Public Library will hold its second annual free Chocolate Lovers’ Night on Friday, Feb. 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library. Enter your tastiest chocolate dessert in the Best Chocolate Dessert contest to be held that evening. Those who attend will be the judges, sampling each entry and voting on their favorite. The highlight of the evening is a presentation by Mary Sears of Sweet Serenity Chocolates in Seaford. The winner of the dessert contest will receive a grand prize of her delectable delights. To enter the dessert contest, submit a registration form (available at the library) along with the recipe by Saturday, Feb. 21. For more information, call 349-5309. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

AARP driver safety

The AARP Driver Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Road, Greenwood, on Thursday, March 12 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $12 per AARP member and $14 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to AARP. You must register in advance and have had the AARP Driver Safety Course within the last three years to take the refresher course. Participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. For more information or to register, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

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AARP Tax-Aide tax preparers will be available at Greenwood Public Library to conduct free tax preparation and e-filing for all taxpayers of all ages. They will be at Greenwood Public Library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: Feb. 25, March 11, March 25 and April 8. Anyone interested must call to schedule an appointment. This program is free and open to the public. AARP Tax-Aide is a confidential service that prepares tax returns and answers tax questions. Volunteers are IRS trained and certified. To make an appointment or for more information, call the Greenwood Public Library at 302-349-5309.

Library fundraiser

“For the Love of Books Fund Raiser,” sponsored by the Friends of the Bridgeville Library on Friday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. This will be held at the Bridgeville Banquet Center (next to Jimmy’s Grille) Rt. 13. Cost per ticket is $20. Honoring Norman Reynolds, Woodbridge High School English/French teacher, with a special tribute by Gen. John Custer. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, complimentary wine and cash bar. Silent, live and chinese auctions will be held. Tickets are available at Bridgeville Library and the Bridgeville Town Hall, or by mail with check payable to Friends of the Bridgeville Library, c/o Cheryl Gerring, 47 Emily’s Pintail Drive, Bridgeville, DE 19933.

Roast Beef and dumplings

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Cheerleading clinic announced

The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council is sponsoring a Cheerleading Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 21 at Delmar High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Cheerleading Clinic is for girls in kindergarten to fifth grade. The Delmar Wildcats Cheerleading Squad will be the instructors for the clinic, which includes stretching, tumbling, arm movements, chants, dance and building skills. The cost is $25 per girl and financial assistance is available. Girls should wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register. For more details or to sign up, call Pat Lewis at 410742-5107 or 800-374-9811 ext. 26. To learn more about Girl Scouts, visit www. GSCB.org or call 800-374-9811.

Baseball team plans dinner

The Diamond Dreams U12 MM Baseball Team in Delmar, Md. will host an all you can eat benefit dinner on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Delmar Fire Department. The dinner, which is catered by Millie’s Roadhouse in Vienna, Md., features oysters, steamed shrimp, fried fish, chicken, beef, pork, ham and various side dishes. There will be a cash bar and silent and live auctions. A donation of $25 per person is suggested.

Ruritans spaghetti dinner

The Bi-State Ruritans are sponsoring an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Melson Church Community Hall east of Delmar. Cost is $8 per person for spaghetti, salad, bread, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will also be available for purchase. A Chinese auction is planned.

Bingo benefits scholarship

A basket bingo featuring Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley is set for Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Fraternal Order of

Eagles in Salisbury, Md. The event, which will benefit the Spuck & Lib Bennett Scholarship Fund, is presented by Harley-Davidson of Ocean City and Harley-Davidson of Seaford. This scholarship is given to a high school senior who plans to become a teacher. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and food will be available from the kitchen, with a portion of the proceeds going to the scholarship. Tickets are $20 in advance and are available at Harley-Davidson of Ocean City, located on Route 50 east of Berlin, Md., and at Harley-Davidson of Seaford, located on Route 13 just north of Seaford. Tickets are $25 at the door and seating is limited. For more information contact Helen Rash at Harley-Davidson of Ocean City at 410-629-1599. For more information about the scholarship, contact Benita Wilson of HarleyDavidson of Seaford at 629-6161 or Benita.Wilson@hdofseaford.com.

Searching for relatives

The Sussex County Genealogical Society strives to present educational information to members of the community on finding information about their ancestors. On Feb. 21, Shirley Arnell from the Dover Family History Center will talk on the advantages of using Family History Centers and the progress on their efforts to digitalize their records collection. Ms. Arnell is a native of Idaho and has traveled the world extensively. She has worked in several Family History Centers and served as the Director of the Dover Family History Center. She is currently in charge of training the consultants and patrons for the Dover Center.

Princess Tea Party

Princess Tea Party and luncheon to benefit the Miss Georgetown Scholarship Program, in memory and honor of Bethany VanSciver, Miss Teen Georgetown 2005, will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Jones Hall, Georgetown, at 10 a.m. Princess attire suggested. Cost is $15 princess ages 12 and under, $10 adults. All princesses must be accompanied by an adult. Advance tickets sales only by Feb. 21. For tickets, call 934-8029 or 8559595, or by email to georgetownpageant@msn.com.

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Federalsburg VFW

Federalsburg VFW 5246 has planned the following events for February: • Bingo every Thursday evening - doors open at 6 p.m.; Bingo starts at 7:20 p.m. • Saturday, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m. - Valentine’s Dinner - five course meal, ladies get a rose, comedy show; $15 in advance, $16 at the door. For more information, call 410-829-6308. • Sunday, Feb. 15 - Basket & Bag Bingo (Longaberger and Vera Bradley), doors open at 1 p.m. and bingo starts at 2 p.m.; $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Includes hot dog, potato salad and a cookie; raffles and door prizes.

Ruritan Club breakfast

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

Seaford AARP

The following trips are planned for the Seaford AARP, Chapter 1084. For more

PAGE 23 information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180. • Foxwoods in Connecticut - March 9-11. Stay in the Great Cedar Hotel. All breakfast and dinner buffets included and one full day at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Bonuses included at both casinos. $240 per person, double occupancy. • Toby’s Dinner Theatre - March 18. See a tribute to Frank Sinatra called “My Way.” $65 • Mackinac Island, Mich. - Sept. 12-18. A seven day trip with two hot meals a day. Visit Christmas Wonderland while staying in Frankenmuth. Browse the unique European shops and enjoy German foods. Ride across Lake Huron on a hydro-jet ferry and stay overnight on the island. $790 per person, double occupancy.

Valentine’s Day trips

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a loved one or make new friends by taking a trip offered by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. On Feb. 14, take your pick of fun trips. Travel back in time with the musical “Grease” at the Hippodrome in Baltimore or enjoy a day to visit the aquarium, sightsee or shop at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Support the local arts by viewing “Love Letters” at the Rehoboth Beach Theater of the Arts and enjoy dinner. A bus departing from Owens Campus in Georgetown will make the show more accessible to residents of western and central Sussex County. For more information about these events or to register, contact Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 302-8565618.


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Flower show

The Seaford Historical Society is sponsoring a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Wednesday, March 4. The cost of the trip is $60 per person. This includes transportation and admission to the Flower Show. No meals are included. The bus leaves from the Sears parking lot in Seaford at 8 a.m. and leaves Philadelphia for return at 4 p.m. This year’s show theme is “Bella Italia.” The landscapes and culture of Italy are the inspiration for the 2009 show. Reservations including advance payment are required and must be made by Monday, Feb. 23. Make check payable to Seaford Historical Society and mail to 203 High St., Seaford, DE 19973. There will be no refunds unless the entire trip is cancelled. For further information call 628-9828.

Longaberger bus trip

Renee’ S. Morris, an Independent Longaberger branch leader, is hosting a tour to The Longaberger Company, America’s premier maker of handcrafted baskets, located in Ohio. The tour is March 26-28 and includes a Longaberger filled basket, transportation and lodging. The bus leaves the Seaford Village Center (Roses parking lot) on Thursday, March 26 at 10 p.m. and returns on Saturday, March 28 at 11:59 p.m. The chartered tour will include visits to Longaberger’s seven-story, basket-shaped Home Office in Newark, Ohio, its Manufacturing Campus to see baskets being handcrafted by thousands of artisans, and Longaberger Homestead, the company’s shopping, dining and entertainment destination, located adjacent to the Manufacturing Campus in Frazeysburg, Ohio. For more information about the bus trip or to make reservations, contact Morris at 302245-8842 or RGMorris93@ comcast.net.

Garden trips

Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, and the East Coast Garden Center in Millsboro are offering a bus trip to Winterthur: A Horticulture Symposium on Saturday, Feb. 21. Winterthur is an American country estate, located just southwest of Philadelphia. It is also the former home of Henry Francis du Pont, an avid antiques collector and horticulturist. Learn how to create a productive garden, grow your own vegetables, landscape with fruits, harvest herbs and cut flowers. Two other trips focusing on gardens are also scheduled.

MORNING STAR • FEBRUARY 12 - 18, 2009 The first will be a return trip to Winterthur on Sunday, March 22 to hear guest lectures on spring plants and view the blooming spring bulbs. The second trip will be on Tuesday, April 7 to the Rawlings Conservatory, the Baltimore Botanic Gardens and the Baltimore Museum of Art. For more information or to register, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 302-855-1617.

Montreal and Quebec City

Escorted motrcoach trip to Montreal and Quebec City sponsored by WPS Seaford, May 11-15. Five days and four nights – cost $718 per person, which includes four nights accommodations, four breakfasts, four dinners, entertainment, guided tours of Montreal, Quebec City, and old Quebec, Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal Underground, St. Joseph’s Oratory, St. Anne de Beaupre Shrine, Quebec Experience Theatre, Tea at the Chateau Frontenac, Olympic Park, Montimorency Falls, all gratuities, taxes and baggage handling. For details contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.

Nemours Mansion

On Tuesday, May 19, the Seaford Historical Society will sponsor a bus trip to the luxurious Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington. This 300acre country estate of the late indusrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. DuPont has recently completed a 3-1/2 year, $39 million restoration. The trip is open to the public. This is an exceptional opportunity to see an amazing piece of restored grandeur. The cost of the trip is $68. This includes transportation, admission to the Mansion and lunch at the DuPont Country Club. The bus will leave from the Sears parking lot in the Seaford Village Shopping Center at 7 a.m. and leave Wilmington for return trip at 2:30 p.m. It is important to call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 immediately for reservations since many were left on a waiting list from this trip last year. There is one addition this year.

Embroiders’ Guild

The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders’ Guild meets on the second Monday of the month at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. All levels of stitchers from

beginner to advanced are welcome to attend. For details call 302-5399717.

Equine Council

The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 at the DE Exhibitors Hall Board Room (north entrance) at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. The guest speaker is Elainea Goldthwaite, Large Animal Response Team coordinator, who will talk about large animal disaster for Delaware. This is also College Scholarship Award Night. For more information, call Stan at 302-6843966 or Peggy at 302-629-5233.

Widowed Persons

The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 12:15 p.m., at the Pizza King in Seaford. The planned guest speaker will be Carol Moore of Peninsula Regional Medical Center. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Antique Tractor Club

The First State Antique Tractor Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Greenwood Fire House. The meeting includes an important discussion about the group’s 2009 Tractor Show on June 12-14 at the Delaware State Fair Grounds. Interested flea market vendors may call 302875-5329.

Knitting group

The “Sea Purls” Chapter of the Knitting Guild Association meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. New members are always welcome. For details, call Roseanne Jahnke at 302-854-6776.

Republican Women

The Seaford Republican Women will hold a meeting and luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 26 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Seaford Country Club. Representative Dan Short, 39th District, will speak and answer questions. Reservations are required. For more information and to make reservations, call Sharlana Edgell at 629-7123. Submit Bulletin Board items by noon, Thursday. Send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, email to editor@ mspublications.com or drop off at 951 Norman Eskridge Hwy., Seaford (Home Team Bldg.).

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Businesses deserve community support as they celebrate anniversaries Just a few lines to share with you about two area businesses that at urPhy are celebrating anniversaries in the very near future. The first, Dutch You know I believe in Country Market in Laurel, is in its 20th year. Sam and Glenda Petersupporting our local busisheim had a family-operated resnesses and this is but two taurant in Delmar before opening Dutch Country Market featuring locally celebrating special Amish foods in the Route 13 Maroccasions in their lives. ket, where they soon had a tremendous business. Congratulate them. Their business was so good they decided to expand and they built the other evening I talked with David’s Dutch Country Market across the road. wife, Kristi. She told me they had recently They have been busy ever since with a attended a Del State basketball game and restaurant side that was a further expanworking his way through the stands was sion. A few years ago they built Heirloom the Del State mascot, the Hornet. Furniture facing the market. Open on “Look at this honey,” said David. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, they have She answered, “Don’t even think of it, a steady stream of regular customers and David.” they are definite “hands-on” owners as Congratulations Kyle, on your accomthey can be seen working with their staff plishment. Don’t worry about your dad every week. being the mascot. He just does not have The Petersheims’ success, as Sam tells Hornet legs! it, in the only way he can tell it, is simple. “Good employees and customers have Two sure signs of spring, the daffodils helped us tremendously,” says Sam, “and peeking through the ground and Laurel’s I’m adding a good product to the list.” 4th of July meetings starting. The first The second is Brothers Pizza located meeting is on March 2, at the Laurel in the Laurel Food Lion shopping center. Chamber office, at 5:30 p.m. Brothers Pizza is owned by Marco and Franco Ambrosino. Next month will be the What a quick turnaround workers did to restaurant’s 10th year. Both their wives are get Kitty’s Flowers open in Laurel. Several named Maria and they came to the United people have said the same thing and all are States from Naples, Italy, 20 years ago. very happy to have this new business. On I told Marco the other day that that is Friday, painter John Hudson almost had a where all the rich Italians come from and, in his usual great nature, he gave me that trademark smile and answered, “Not all.” Of course, the Ambrosinos sponsor a soccer team and are very interested in local and national issues. On visits there, we have solved many world problems and their feelings are about the same as Sam’s and Glenda’s. B ank-issued, FDIC- insured to $100,000 “We appreciate our customers so much,” they say, and, “Thank God we are *APY here.” Their goal is to keep open “for another 10 years and 10 years after that.” 5-year Minimum deposit $5,000 You know I believe in supporting our local businesses and this is but two busi*Annual Percentage Yield (APY) effective 2/9/09. CDs are federally insured up to $100,000 (principal and interest accrued nesses locally celebrating special occasions but not yet paid) per issuing institution. CDs are also federally in their lives. Congratulate them. insured up to $250,000 (principal and interest accrued but not yet

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Proud dad Dave Brown is going to have to come up with another costume. His son Kyle has signed to play for Delaware State University. File photo by Daniel Richardson

paintbrush in each hand. Anyway, they are here and open at 204 Delaware Ave. Kennedy Keenan, a 2008 Delmar graduate, is back in Delmar after graduating from George Mason University in December. She is going for her master’s degree at Salisbury University and plans to help mom in the family business, Stained Glass Bridal & Tuxedo, for a while. Of course she wants to remain close to sports, something she had great talent for whether it was softball, basketball, hockey or soccer. She also met President Obama recently at

the university. Yes, she is quite interested in our country and the direction it is going. Kennedy it’s great to see you back — you make a difference to everyone you are around. What great weather we enjoyed over the weekend. In three weeks the high schools will be practicing spring sports. Hot dog! Have a great week everyone and put a little mustard on that enthusiasm. You can put a smile on everyone’s face, especially if your name is Gene Wright, a man of a few thousand words!


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Church Bulletins Homemade soup sale

Christ Lutheran Church homemade soup sale will include: chicken noodle, chilli with meat, and vegetable beef. Cost will be $8 a quart. To order call Sue at 628-1357, or Anna at 629-9751, or 6299755, and leave message. Last date to order is Feb. 16. Pick up dates for soup are: Feb. 21 and 22 at the church. Drop your money off at the church between 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, to the church secretary.

Book signing

Joyce Marie Ingraham, one of the Eastern Shore’s newest inspirational writers, will be having another Author Book Signing, on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jack’s Religious Gift Shop, 701 Snow Hill Road at Shiloh Street, Salisbury, Md. Meet Joyce Marie Ingraham and purchase your own personal signed copy of “In his loving care.”

Macedonia AME gala

Macedonia AME Church of 431 North St., Seaford, is sponsoring an “Evening of Elegance” Gala on Saturday, March 14, at the Seaford Fire Hall, from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be Gospel Jazz, and Liturgical Dance. Recording artists, Tony Smith & Band of Hewitt, N.J.; and Darryl Anderson of Bronx, N.Y., will be there. Cost is a donation of $35. For more information call Tanya Ricketts, 629-5144; Edwina Barnes, 249-4390; or Rose Poole 629-9322. The Rev. Dania Griffin is Pastor.

Annual Parish meeting

The Rev. Dr. Howard G. Backus officiated at the annual parish meeting of St.

Philip’s Episcopal Church. Parishioners elected to the Vestry included Jeff Dolby, Len Hickman, and Alan Schweitzer. Retiring vestrymen included Barbara Wise, Senior Warden, Pamela Ferguson and Theresa Trujillo. Vestry members elected Bill Hitch, Sr., to serve as Senior Warden and Jim Galoppa, Sr., to continue as Junior Warden. The Rev. Dr. Backus appointed the following to serve as committee chairmen: Gene Wootten, scholarship; John Shwed, finance; Ellie Guest, treasurer, and Margaret Anderson, clerk to the Vestry. Continuing Vestry members are Chuck Barton, Beverly Connolly, Marge Starr and Suzanne Johnson. St. Philip’s is located at 600 S. Central Avenue, Laurel, with Holy Eucharist each Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., and Christian Education with Father Backus at 9:30 a.m.

St. Luke’s holds Bible study

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

Gospel Café February events

Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, holds its Gospel Café every Saturday night, 6 to 9 p.m., featuring Bruce and Nancy Willey Music Ministry, with live Christian music, fellowship and refreshments. Saturday, Feb. 14, Gospel Café and the Georgia House present Valentine’s Day at the CHEER Center, Georgetown. Guest singers will be Kaila Clucas, Milton

Foskey, Corey Franklin and Makenize George. Saturday, Feb. 21, Good News Tour, Cassandra Abbott, and Makenize George. Saturday, Feb. 28, Don White, Amanda Jones, and Frank Silva. For more information contact Bruce & Nancy Willey at 875-5539 or 875-7339.

Laurel Baptist Church luncheon

Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a Free Community Luncheon (soup and sandwiches) on Saturday, Feb. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located on the West side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

The Kingsmen Quartet

One of gospel music’s most predominate quartets will be performing at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. The Kingsmen have won four Dove Awards and Grammy nominations. Come and be uplifted and encouraged. Admission is free; a love offering will be received. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located 1⁄2 mile north of Laurel on Alt 13. For more information call the office at 875-5380

Boundaries Class

For years Christian psychologists, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend of New Life Clinics, have been teaching people how to set personal boundaries. In this class based on the most recommended self-help book by pastors and Christian counselors, Boundaries, learn the biblical basis for setting limits, explain how to construct your own, and show how

boundaries can be damaged. The Rev. Constance Hastings, staff counselor for St. John’s United Methodist Church and national certified counselor with Daybreak Counseling, will be facilitating the nineweek class on Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., at St. John’s Church located in Seaford at Pine and Poplar streets. Call 629-9466 for information.

St. Luke’s surprise visit

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Seaford had a surprise visit from a couple from St. Luke’s Church in Seaford, England. The couple was spotted in the churchyard and were invited to visit the inside of the church and take some photos to show their friends back home in England.

Latin Mass

A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on Feb. 15. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 6745781.

St. Philip’s Shrove Tuesday

A traditional Lenten pancake supper will be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 500 S. Central Ave., Laurel, on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with Jeff Dolby as chairman. Tickets are $5, youth 18 and under eat free. The community is invited to join parishioners for the supper in Memorial Hall. Proceeds to be used for Acolyte trip to the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

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

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

A church you can relate to

St. John’s United Methodist Church

Pine & Poplar Sts., Seaford 302-629-9466 E-mail: st_johns@verizon.net

NURSERY & HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

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

Centenary United Methodist Church

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

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

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

CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

DIAL DAILY DEVOTIONS: 875-4309

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

(302) 875-3644

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

Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching Youth Group Wednesday 7:00 pm

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

Christian Church of Seaford

Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obituaries Phillip B. Lowe, 27

Phillip Benjamin Lowe of Laurel, and formerly of Delmar, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009. He was born in Salisbury, Md. on Oct. 15, 1981, a son of Lynn Twilley of Delmar and Ben Lowe of Laurel. Phillip graduated from Delmar High School with Phillip B. Lowe the class of 1999. He played wide receiver for the Wildcat football team and had the distinct honor of catching the last touchdown pass on the old field. After high school, he worked for his stepfather at G. Holland Twilley Construction, then worked with his father at Laurel Petroleum and, most recently, worked as an installer for Budget Blinds. He was passionate about golf and a member of Seaford Golf & Country Club. He loved building golf clubs and experimenting with different combinations of shafts and clubheads. His patient demeanor led to many impromptu golf lessons for his friends and family. He also enjoyed spending time at the beach and surfing. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife, Amanda Lee Lowe and their daughter, Taylor, who recently celebrated her first birthday; stepfather, Dale Twilley; stepmother, Linda Lowe; sister, Caitlyn Twilley; brothers, Adam, Christian and Stephen Lowe; stepbrothers, Jeff and Jacob Morris; and stepsister, Roni Twilley. Phillip is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Dot Wolfgang and David Wolfgang; paternal grandparents, Arvalene and Jim Moore; a stepgrandmother, Evelyn Twilley; his in-laws who loved him dearly, Randy and Ann Lee, Roy and Carolyn Brittingham and Janet Lee; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 7 at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. The Revs. K. Wayne Grier and Kevin English officiated. Arrangements were handled by Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. shortfh.com. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: Centenary Church Youth Ministry, 200 W. Market St., Laurel, DE 19956; Seaford Golf & Country Club, 1001 W. Locust St., Seaford, DE 19973; or Tunnell Cancer Center, c/o Beebe Medical Center, 424 Savannah Rd., Lewes, DE 19958.

Minnie Short, 90

Minnie Short of Greenwood passed away on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at Greenwood Country Retirement Home.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 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.

Minnie was born on Oct. 19, 1918 in Philadelphia, Pa. She graduated from Dover High School in 1937 and Beacom College in 1939. After graduation, she worked for American Viscose Company in Wilmington, O.A. Newton and Son Company in Bridgeville and retired from Eastern Equipment and Engineering Co. in Seaford in 1981. Minnie was interested in dramatics and helped organize the Little Theater Group which was active for several years in Bridgeville. She was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Bridgeville and was active in the ECW. For many years, Minnie also served as directress of the Altar Guild, was the Communion assistant for the Healing Service and prepared the church newsletter and Sunday bulletins. Minnie was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Lee Short Sr. and her grandson, Daniel Lee Short III. She is survived by her son, Daniel Lee Short Jr. and his wife, Judy; a daughter, Suzanne Hunsberger and her husband, Robert; and a granddaughter, Karen Short. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 2 N. Williams St., Bridgeville. The Rev. Joseph James will officiate and interment will follow at Bridgeville Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Enterprises, Inc., Bridgeville. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 21, Bridgeville, DE 19933. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@ parsellfuneralhomes.com.

Herbert J. Higgins, 79

Herbert J. Higgins of Seaford died on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 at home. Mr. Higgins retired from the Dupont Company in Seaford after 30 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the American Legion in Seaford. Herbert is survived by his wife of 52 years, Virginia Smith Higgins; two sons, Herbert J. Higgins Jr. and Dennis Higgins; 2 stepdaughters, Darlene English and husband, Fred and Linda Todd and husband, David, all of Seaford; two granddaughters, Kimberly Adkins and Stephanie Todd; two brothers, John Higgins, and Joe Higgins; and six sisters, Ruth Bryant, Lois Dixon, Mary Holecheck, Ethel Smith, Evelyn King and Evon Hull. Visitation was held at Cranston Funeral Home in Seaford on Saturday, Feb. 7 followed by a reception at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club in Blades. The funeral and burial will be in Sparta, N.C. Donations may be made to the American Legion, 230 Front St., Seaford, DE 19973.

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

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

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

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH

SEAFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

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

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

VICTORY TABERNACLE CHURCH OF GOD

SUNDAY WORSHIP

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Ministry for the whole family 7 PM

Pastor Stacey Johnson

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

302-877-0443

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.

“The Pickle Church” CHRIST THE CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH

PICKLE MINISTRIES OUTREACH & CORNERSTONE NOTE MUSIC MINISTRY Corner of Bethel Rd. & Alt. 13 • 302-875-8150 Church School -All Ages - 9:15 a.m. Worship Service - 10:00 a.m. Rev. Rick Elzey Wings of Prayer - Tues. 7:00 p.m. Come Join Our Family

22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 - www.atlantaroadcma.org Sunday

Wednesday Evening

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

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

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

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

Mount Olivet

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

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

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

27225 Kaye Road Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814

www.thelighthouselaurel.org Timothy P. Jones, Pastor Sunday Family Worship - 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Family Ministries - 7:00 p.m.

“Shining His Light”

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

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

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

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH

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

Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins www.christlutheranseaford.com

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

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

302-875-7998

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

629-7979 Holy Eucharist: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Forum: 10:30 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. Front & King St., Seaford, DE

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

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)

N. Dual 13, P.O. Box 783, Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-6206 Evangelist - 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

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


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J. Edward Shedaker, 85

J. Edward Shedaker of Delmar passed away peacefully after a short illness in Hampton, Va. on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009. Born in New Jersey, he was a son of Raymond and Lillie J. Shedaker. Surviving are his son, Phil and wife, Gwen of Laurel; daughter, Ivy and husband, Luther Mitchell of Hampton; sister, Mildred Hastings of Laurel; brother-inlaw, Melvin Hastings of Salisbury, Md.; and several nieces and nephews. He retired from C&P Telephone Company in 1985, and then with his wife Jane, he owned and operated J & E Brass Polishing Shop. He was also an Army veteran of World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Culver Shedaker, who passed away in 1995; a brother, William Shedaker; and sisters, Catherine Harrison and Metha Hastings. Services will be private. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Delmar Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 143, Delmar, DE 19940. Arrangements are by Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions in Hampton.

Earl C. Radding, 96

Earl C. Radding passed away after a short illness on Feb. 1, 2009. Born April 26, 1912 in Albany, N.Y., Earl received his degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic

MORNING STAR • FEBRUARY 12 - 18, 2009 Institute in 1933 followed by his professional engineering certification. In 1938, he joined the U.S. Naval shipbuilding efforts in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, N.Y.C. After the war, Earl accepted a position in the DuPont Engineering Department in Seaford, from which he retired in 1977. Earl was perennially active in the National Society of Professional Engineers, Delaware Chapter, of which he served as president. In 1983, he was awarded Outstanding Engineer of the Year. The national organization bestowed “Distinguished Member” in 1991, “Fellow Member” in 2001 and in 2007, “Life Member.” Earl’s dedication to exemplary engineering professionalism led to the institution of rigorous PE requirements and high standards of excellence across the nation. Music was a talent recognized in his youth when Earl, age 12, gave a piano recital under the tutelage of Helen Radding Maxwell, Albany, N.Y. Banjo playing with pick-up bands helped him with expenses through his college years. In the Seaford area, over a period of 40 years, frequent jam sessions were held with Gordon and Alice McCormick, and professional banjo artists, Buddy Wachter and Al Smith. In 1989, Earl formed the GrandpaJammers who performed on the Delmarva Peninsula. The group of 11 were eventually joined by Helen Lind, vocalist.

In Memory of

Alton (Sunshine) Passwaters who passed away February 10, 2008

My loving husband not a day goes by that I don’t think of you. You were a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. The day I met you is one I shall never forget. God knew that I needed an angel. I know you truly loved me and even though you are not still here I know you’re looking down on me. No one knows the heartaches and tears I’ve shed for you since you’ve been gone but I treasure all the precious years we had together.

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Love, Your loving wife, Sylvia Son and wife, Jimmy and Lisa Grandson, Adam Grand-daughter, Kelley and her mother, Teri

More recently, the GrandpaJammers had become a quintet of Earl, Helen, Dave Sterrett, Bob Corwin and Jim Smith. Often Earl and Helen would perform as a duo and made a CD of “Oldies but Goodies” in 2005. Senior Olympics were another facet of Earl’s vibrant life. Throughout his 70’s and 80’s he continually won medals in tennis and bowling at national competitions. Tennis fell by the wayside in his 90’s, however he was a bowling medalist in the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Singles and Mixed-Doubles with his partner, Christine Morrow, in the Delaware State competitions and a medalist in the Singles and Mixed-Doubles Nationals in 2005. A special hobby, amateur radio, was of interest to Earl from his teens, the Marconi days. He was licensed for 57 years and participated in the QCWA and Nanticoke Amateur Radio Clubs locally. Family was Earl’s highest priority with emphasis on education, high ethics and social commitment. He was a Scout Master, a mentor for remedial programs and an involved father with his wife, Edna, and children. Earl and Edna, who predeceased Earl in 2002, were married 64 years with two sons, Peter Sr. and Wilson; two grandchildren, Peter Jr. and Nicole Radding Havert; two great-grandsons, Trent and Grant Radding; a great-granddaughter, Jordan Havert and a fourth due in May. Earl is also survived by three nieces, Lois Collins, Doris Turlo and Arlene Vrooman; a nephew, David Maxwell; and a niece by marriage, Karen Scheie. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Feb. 7 at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Seaford Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, DE 19973; or the Milford Senior Center, 111 Park Ave., Milford, DE 19963.

Death Notices Mildred L. Morgan, 96

Mildred Lloyd Morgan of Federalsburg, Md. died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 at Caroline Nursing Home in Denton, Md. The funeral was held Sunday, Feb. 8 at Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg. Interment followed in Bethel Cemetery near Federalsburg.

Louise Shufelt, 81

M. Louise Turner Shufelt of Seaford died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The funeral was held Tuesday, Feb. 10 at Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg, Md. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Federalsburg.

Christine Godfrey Whaley, 57

Christine Godfrey Whaley of Dagsboro died at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. A celebration of her life was held Tuesday, Feb. 10 at Watson’s Funeral Home in Millsboro. Interment followed at the Millsboro Cemetery.

Walter W. Pollitt, 91

Walter W. Pollitt of Laurel died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. The funeral was held on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel.

Union

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

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

Welcome…

SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

“Welcome Home!”

Wesley United Methodist Church

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

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

629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 • cogclarence@verizon.net

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

The Gift of His Love Let others know where you are and when you meet. To advertise in this directory, call

629-9788


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State announces settlement with Dell Financial Services The Delaware Department of Justice has reached a settlement with Dell, Inc., and its subsidiary, Dell Financial Services, LLC, following a multistate investigation of the company’s financing promotions, rebate offers, technical support and repair policies. “Consumers should be able to trust a company’s claims about the products and services it provides,” stated Timothy Mullaney, director of the Delaware Department of Justice Fraud and Consumer Protection Division. “This settlement requires disclosures to prevent future communication breakdowns and ensures that customers who are owed money are promptly paid.” Under the agreement, Texas-based Dell, Inc., and its subsidiary, Dell Financial Services, LLC, admit no wrongdoing but agree to pay $1.5 million in restitution to eligible consumers who file claims postmarked by April 13, 2009. Dell cooperated fully with the Attorneys General of 34 states during their investigation and will pay an additional

$1.85 million to the states for reimbursement of legal costs and other expenses. Delaware’s Consumer Protection Fund will receive $46,600 of that amount. An investigation was launched into Dell’s sales practices after customers complained about a number of issues, including being charged high interest rates after applying for zero-percent financing, having trouble obtaining warranty service on Dell computers, and not receiving promised rebates. Dell consumers may request restitution by completing claim forms if: 1) They have a valid complaint concerning a product that was purchased between April 1, 2005 and April 13, 2009, and the complaint is addressed by the agreement, and 2) They are owed money as outlined in one or more of the situations listed in the Claim Form. The amount of money issued to individual consumers depends on the number of eligible recipients and the total amount claimed. The deadline to submit claims is April 13, 2009.

The Delaware Division of the Arts has released its Fiscal Year 2010 grant guidelines and applications for organizations presenting arts programs and activities between Sept. 1, 2009 and Aug. 31, 2010. The deadline for applications is March 2, 2009. Grant information and application forms are available on the Division’s website at www.artsdel.org. The Division’s grants support arts programming sponsored by Delaware nonprofit arts organizations, community-based organizations and schools. In Fiscal Year 2009, the Division awarded grants to 84 organizations for presenting arts programs at a variety of arts venues including theaters, museums, and art centers, as well as community venues like libraries, schools, parks, and festivals. A history of the Division’s grant awards is available on its website.

In response to the economic downturn and anticipated reductions in grant allocations, modifications have been made to some Fiscal Year 2010 grant programs and application procedures. Additionally, funding in all grant categories is expected to be reduced significantly. Division staff are available to answer questions about program eligibility and assist organizations during the application process. A staff person can be reached by calling the main number at 302-577-8278 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Delaware Division of the Arts is an agency of the State of Delaware. Funding for programs is provided by annual appropriations from the Delaware State Legislature, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Hearts for Hope A Benefit Dinner with Entertainment For Hope House I & II Sponsored by the

Laurel Community Foundation: a 501-c3 non-profit organization

Arts grant applications available

Markell stops gifts from lobbyists Gov. Jack Markell signed his first executive order recently, limiting the acceptance of gifts from lobbyists by members of his administration. Under the executive order, members of Delaware’s executive branch are also limited from accepting gifts from vendors and potential vendors to state government. “While I do not believe any member of my team would be inappropriately influenced by attending a sporting event or a golf outing, I think it is important to send the signal to all Delawareans that we will not be accepting such invitations. Last year I promised to limit the acceptance of gifts from lobbyists. There will be no more Eagles tickets, no more Phillies tickets, no more rounds of golf paid for by lobbyists,” Markell said.

Members of the executive branch will still be allowed to accept invitations to and attend publicly advertised or regularly scheduled functions of civic organizations and trade associations. For example, the executive order would allow a member of the executive branch to attend the Goodwill Luncheon or events at the State Fair. The order would also allow a member of the executive branch to accept reasonably priced drinks or meals in the course of their official duties. “The executive order should give the public more confidence that my administration is doing everything we can to ensure that tax dollars are spent as effectively and efficiently as possible,” Markell said.

February 21, 2009 6 p.m. At the Laurel Fire Hall Tickets are $25.00 For more information call

875-5051 Entertainment by: Cathy Gorman and The CaveMen with Dr. Anthony Policastro, Dr Joe Olekszyk, Dr. Darius Sypek, Dr. Jim Rupp, Matt Ellis & Dave Chandler Tickets are on sale at Laurel Petroleum or O’Neal’s Jewelers


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Entertainment Delaware Tech student presents a play for Black History month

Make plans to attend a student-produced, stage play performance on Saturday, Feb. 21 at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. “All about the Johnsons: Nikki’s Mr. Right” will premiere at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:15 p.m.) in the theater of the Arts & Science Center on the Owens Campus. The story centers on Nikki, the oldest daughter of the Johnson family, who meets Jack Wolf, a pre-law student. Jack seems like the perfect gentleman; but when the truth comes out about who he really is, the Johnsons have to come together to save their daughter. The cast of the play includes local actors Greg Banks as Donald “Buster” Johnson; Mary Johnson as Theresa Johnson; Covington Foreman as Shawn Johnson; Tish Lewis as Nicole “Nikki” Johnson; Tyrone Cannon as Earl “E” Johnson; Denise Jones as Rose; Dejon Roberts and Travis Brown as federal agents; Reggie Gibbs as Jack Wolf; Doug Showell as Bobby Johnson; Bertin Etienne as the

delivery guy; Robert Mitchner as Marvin Wilson; and Stacy Gills as Sheree. The show’s writer, director, and producer is Travis Brown, a second-year Communications Technology student at Delaware Tech. Brown, a resident of Bridgeville, has been very active on the Owens Campus as a student writer for the school newspaper “The Script,” a participant in the recent “No Flash Zone” photography exhibit and president of the National Communications Club of the Owens Campus. He is the recipient of the Fantl Journalism Scholarship, which is awarded to a second-year communication student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Brown was also selected as the 2009 Outstanding Student in the communications program and will receive the award in May. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Travis Brown at 302-258-9353, or visit www.browntownstudios.net.

Volunteers needed to monitor frog calling for special project

The sound of frogs calling in the night is more than just a sign of spring’s arrival. Frog calls can also be an important way to determine where different species live and how populations are doing over time. “Frogs, toads, and other amphibians have received more attention over the last few years as scientists and the public have become increasingly alarmed over amphibian declines and deformities. Because amphibians are aquatic for at least part of their life cycle, they can serve as important indicators of water quality and other aspects of environmental health,” said Holly Niederriter, a wildlife biologist with the Delaware Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program. Concern over declines in amphibian populations has prompted the initiation of amphibian monitoring programs in North America and around the world, Niederriter added. The Delaware Amphibian Monitoring Project (DAMP) is our local chapter of a national effort called the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program. This spring DAMP seeks volunteers to conduct surveys of calling frogs around the state. Volunteers with DAMP are assigned a

route in one portion of the state, and they conduct surveys by listening for calling frogs at stops along the route, where they record the species they hear and general number of frogs calling. A number of routes have yet to be assigned in Delaware, particularly in Sussex and Kent counties. Potential volunteers need to have a car, access to the Internet and be willing to conduct surveys along a roadside at night. An orientation meeting on Friday, Feb. 27, training CD and other information will be provided. After volunteers familiarize themselves with the calls of Delaware’s 16 frog species, they conduct three nighttime surveys between February and July each year. Each survey takes between two to three hours, not including drive time to the start point. This is a long-term project and is best suited for volunteers who are able to commit to conducting surveys for at least a few years. For more information, contact Vickie Henderson, Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife, at 302-943-9660 or Vickie. Henderson@state.de.us. You can also visit the national project website at http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/ naamp/.

SSO holds concert

Acclaimed pianist Eric Street joins the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra for a Valentine’s Day concert 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. Conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen, the SSO program includes Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Street has won praise as a pianist in more than 30 countries on six continents. He has been widely telecast abroad, most recently throughout the Russian Republic from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Other pieces performed during the concert include Glazunov’s “The Raymonda Suite” and Bizet’s “Overture from Carmen.” Sponsored by John Proctor, admission to the SSO concert is $20, $15 for seniors, $5 for children 12 and under. For tickets, visit bookstore.salisbury. edu and click on “Box Office.”

For more information, call 410-5485587 or visit www.salisbury.edu.

Ad Hoc group presents shows

On Sunday, Feb. 15 the Ad Hoc Touring Company, a subgroup of the Possum Point Players, presents a double Valentine gift - two shows - at Possum Hall in Georgetown. The 2 p.m. matinee will feature Winston’s Will, a mystery, and The Voice of God is the story of an Old-time radio performance group. These are two original one act plays by Ad Hoc member, Dick Rosse. During intermission, Art Curley, a local musician, will conduct an old time radio trivia quiz for a prize. For information about scheduling the group, call Peter Shott at 302-226-0196. Possum Point Players will ask for a $6 contribution at the door the day of the show. For reservations or ticket information, call 302-856-4560.


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said Administrator without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administrator on or before the 16th day of August, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator: Walter G Hushour 31081 S. Shell Bridge Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 2/5/3tc

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Estate of Richard J. Cannon, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Richard J. Cannon who departed this life on the 12th day of July, A.D. 2008 late of Bridgevile, DE were duly granted unto Carlton L. Cannon on the 22nd day of January, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 12th day of March, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Carlton L. Cannon P.O. Box 817 Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 2/5/3tc

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Estate of Samuel L. Blades, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Samuel L. Blades who departed this life on the 9th day of January, A.D. 2009 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Dale W. Blades, Susan E. Oliver on the 22nd day of January, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Administrators without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Administrators on or before the 9th day of September, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Administrators: Dale W Blades 8967 Sharptown Road Laurel, DE 19956 Susan E. Oliver 7098 Airport Road Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 2/5/3tc

Estate of Doris R. Downes, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Doris R. Downes who departed this life on the 10th day of January, A.D. 2009 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Bruce A. Marine on the 23rd day of January, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 10th day of September, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Bruce A. Marine 6686 Woodland Ferry Road Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Stephen P. Ellis Ellis & Szabo P.O. Box 574 Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 2/5/3tc

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Estate of Kenneth A. East, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Kenneth A. East who departed this life on the 14th day of October, A.D. 2008 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Mary F. East on the 26th day of January, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 14th day of June, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Mary F. East 6 Rivers End Dr. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 2/5/3tc

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Estate of Jane J. Coulter, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Jane J. Coulter who departed this life on the 13th day of January A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Jane C. Burger, Robert K. Coulter on the 26th day of January, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the

said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 13th day of September, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Jane C. Burger 301 Wildberry Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15238 Robert K. Coulter 3816 Griffith Place Alexandria, VA 22314 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 2/5/3tc

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Estate of Elsie Mae Moore, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Elsie Mae Moore who departed this life on the 18th day of December, A.D. 2008 late of Delmar, DE were duly granted unto Kenneth Roger Moore on the 26th day of January, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 18th day of August, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Kenneth Roger Moore 38044 Robin Hood Road Delmar, DE 19940 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 2/5/3tc

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Estate of Laura S. Yoder, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Laura S. Yoder who departed this life on the 22nd day of November, A.D. 2008 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto G. Jane Drace on the 27th day of January, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 22nd day of July, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: G. Jane Drace 10616 Wilkerson Dr. Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Michele Procino Wells, Esq. Procino Wells, LLC 225 High St. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 2/5/3tc

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Estate of Donald Francis Gray, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Donald Francis Gray who departed this life on the 25th day of October, A.D. 2008 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Donald L. Gray on the 15th day of January, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are See LEGALS—page 36

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PAGE 36 LEGALS - from Page 34 required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 25th day of June, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Donald L. Gray 1649 Oakwood Trail Xenia, OH 45385 Attorney: David W. Baker, Esq. David W. Baker, Esq. P.O. Box 551 Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 1/29/3tc

NOTICE

Estate of Robert E. Webb, Jr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Robert E. Webb, Jr. who departed this life on the 20th day of November, A.D. 2008 late of Delmar, DE were duly granted unto Megan C. Web on the 20th day of January, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or before the 20th day of July, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Megan C. Webb 415 Hayward Ave. Fruitland, MD 21826 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 1/29/3tc

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Estate of James Feula, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of James Feula who departed this life on the 12th day of December, A.D. 2008 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Nancy F. Gallagher, Cynthia Fulton Taren on the 15th day of January, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrices on or before the 12th day of August, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrices:

MORNING STAR Nancy F. Gallagher PO Box 178 New Vernon, NJ 07976 Cynthia Fulton Taren 110 Gillin Rd. Ambler, PA 19002 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 1/29/3tc

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Estate of Wayne R. Watters, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Wayne R. Watters who departed this life on the 16th day of December, A.D. 2008 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Barbara J. Whitehead, Jane . Ramsey on the 14th day of January, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executrices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executrices on or before the 16th day of August, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executrices: Barbara J. Whitehead 4204 Stein Highway Seaford, DE 19973 Jane R. Ramsey 1436 Wheatley Pond Rd. Smyrna, DE 19977 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 1/29/3tc

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Estate of Catherine C. Hurley, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Catherine C. Hurley who departed this life on the 24th day of December, A.D. 2008 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Sharon Hurley Hoffecker on the 15th day of January, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 24th day of August, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Sharon Hurley Hoffecker 337 Lake Como Circle Smyrna, DE 19977 Attorney: David W. Baker, Esq. David W. Baker, Esq. P.O. Box 551 Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 1/29/3tc

• FEBRUARY 12 - 18, 2009

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain piece, parcel and tract of land lying and situate in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, known as Lot #9 in Records Estates Subdivision being described more particularly: BEGINNING at a concrete monument (found) on the northerly right-ofway line of Chris Avenue (50 foot right-of-way), said monument being the southeasterly corner of Lot #8; Thence (1) with said Lot N 17 degrees 06 minutes 20 seconds East, a distance of 188.00 feet to a pipe (found); and continuing the same course a distance of 5,57 feet (93.57 feet total) to a point in a ditch; Thence (2) with the lands of William F. Messick, now or formerly, along said ditch South 73 degrees 14 minutes 40 seconds East, a distance of 155.66 feet to a point; Thence (3) with lot #10, South 43 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West, a distance of 4.19 feet to a concrete monument (found) and continuing the same course a distance of 184.36 feet (188.55 feet total) to a concrete monument; Thence (4) with the cul-de-sac of Chris Avenue along a curve to the left having a radius of 50.00 feet, the central angle being 60 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds, the arc distance of 52.35 feet to a concrete monument (found);Thence (5) with said Chris Avenue, North 72 degrees 38 minutes 05 seconds West, a distance of 30.04 feet home to the point and place of beginning. BEING the same lands and premises which Sara Lynn Goff did by deed dated May 5, 2006 and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds, Sussex County, Delaware in Deed Book 3310 page 95 did grant and convey unto Joseph T. CZajkowski and Sandra L. Czajkowski. Tax Parcel: 4-32-14.0023.00 Property Address: 9673 Chris Avenue, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check

payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JOSEPH T. & SANDRA L. CZAJKOWSKI and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 2/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, lying and being situate in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a 3/4 inch pipe set along the northwesterly right-of-way Line of State Route No: 36, said pipe being, 800.00 feet ± in a southwesterly direction from the center line of County Road 612A, said pipe also being a common property comer for Ella M. Swartzentruber; thence turning and running

with said common property line for these lands and Lands of Ella M. Swartzentruber, North 37 degrees 01 minutes 38 seconds West 1,245.75 feet to a 3/4 inch pipe set, said pipe being a common property corner for these lands and lands of Ella M. Swartzentruber; thence turning and running with said common property line for these lands and lands of Ella M. Swartzentruber, South 52 degrees 58 minutes 22 seconds West 198.0 feet to a marked 12 inch Persimmon Tree, said tree being a common property corner for these lands and Lands of Ella M. Swartzentruber, said tree also being located on a common property line for lands of Donald A. Cunningham; thence turning and running with said lands of Donald A. Cunningham, South 37 degrees 01 minutes 38 seconds East 1,278.75 feet to a 3/4 inch pipe set along said right-ofway of State Route No. 36; said pipe being a common property corner for these lands and lands of Donald A. Cunningham; thence turning and running along said right-of-¬way line of State Route No. 36, North 43 degrees 30 minutes 38 seconds East 200.73 feet home to the point and place of beginning, containing 5.7375 acres of land, be the same, more or less, as surveyed and shown on a plot prepared by Theodore B. Simpler, P.L.S. 289, dated July 8, 1997. BEING the same land conveyed unto J. Mark Swartzentruber by Deed of John M. Swartzentruber and Marjorie G. Swartzentruber, his wife, said deed dated August 1, 1983, and filed for record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, at Georgetown, Delaware, in Deed Book 1201, Page 27. Tax Parcel: 4-30-5.003.00 Property Address: 12698 Mennonite School Road, Greenwood Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2

percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of J. MARK SWARTZENTRUBER and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 2/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece and parcel of land situate, lying and being in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, lying on the Westerly side right-of-way of County Road 446 (Beaver Dam Branch Road), northerly a distance of 437 feet +/- from the centerline of County Road 476, and being more particularly bounded and described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a concrete monument found in the Westerly right-of-way line of County Road 446 (50’ wide) at a comer for lands of Paul T. Jones; thence along lands of Paul T. Jones, North 79 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West, 200.00 feet to a concrete monument found in line of lands of Epworth Fellowship Church, Inc.; thence along line of lands of Epworth Fellowship Church, Inc., North 10 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East 105.00 feet to a concrete monument found at a comer for lands of Lance A. FoxSee LEGALS—page 37


MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 36 well and Sarah A. Foxwell; thence along line of lands of Lance A. Foxwell and Sarah A. Foxwell, South 79 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East, 200.00 feet to a concrete monument found in the Westerly right-of-way line of County Road 446; thence along the Westerly right-of-way line of County Road 446, South 10 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West, 105.00 feet home to the point and place of beginning., together with all improvements thereon, in accordance with a survey by John T. Elliott, PLS, dated November 14, 2006. AND BEING the same lands and premises which Jardevtan, Corp., a Delaware corporation by deed dated December 4, 2006 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware in Deed Book 3391, Page 253 did grant and convey unto CLARK H. BOONE, in fee. Tax Parcel: 2-32-8.0019.04 Property Address: 28266 Beaver Dam Branch Road, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of

CLARK H. BOONE and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 2/4/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: TRACT NO. 1: ALL that certain tract, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, and more particularly, described as follows: BEGINNING at a concrete monument located on the northeasterly right of way line of County Road No. 78, at 60 feet wide, which monument is 1138 feet, more or less, northwesterly along said Road No. 78 from County Road NO. 490-A and marks a corner for these lands now or formerly of Roy M. Hearn et ux., said monument being also located 5 feet northeasterly from another concrete monument found in the northeasterly right of way line of County Road No. 78, North 50 degrees 48 minutes 40 seconds West, a distance of 305.59 feet to a concrete monument marking a corner for these lands and for other lands of George Edward Littleton et ux.; thence by and with said Littleton lands North 39 degrees 23 minutes 10 seconds East, 813.09 feet to an iron pipe; and North 51 degrees 03 minutes West, 267.92 feet to an iron pipe in line of lands now or formerly of Durham and Hastings; thence turning and running by and with the same, North 39 degrees 23 minutes, East, 289.55 feet to an iron pipe in line of lands now or formerly of Wallace T. Garrett, et ux.; thence the three following courses and distances by and with said Garrett lands: (1) South 46 degrees 13 minutes 00, seconds East, 381.59 feet to a concrete monument; (2) North 33 degrees 59 minutes East, 82.34 feet to a concrete monument; and (3) South 41 degrees 08 minutes 00 seconds East, 154.83 feet to a concrete monument marking a corner for these lands and for lands now or formerly of Roy M. Hearn; thence turning and running by and with said Hearn

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lands, South 36 degrees 56 minutes, 33 seconds West, 1127.79 feet to a concrete monument at the point and place of beginning, said to contain 8.910 ACRES OF LAND, more or less, and being all of PARCEL “B”, as surveyed by Gene R., Littleton & Associates, in December of 1989, a print of which survey is recorded in Plot Book 43” page 191. BEING the same lands and premises conveyed unto George Edward Littleton and Patricia Kathy Littleton, his wife, by deed of Byard B. Layton and Phyllis R. Layton, his wife, said deed dated January 17, 1990 and filed of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex, County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 1696, page 39. TRACT NO. 2: ALL that certain lot, piece and parcel of land, situate, lying and being in, Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a concrete monument situate on the northeast side of county Road 78, said concrete monument being a corner for this land and lands now or formerly of David B. Nichols; thence North 38 degrees 28 minutes 02 seconds East a distance of 701.76 feet to a pipe; thence continuing the same course North 38 degrees 28 minutes 02 seconds East a distance of 111.24 feet to a pipe; thence South 52 degrees 00 minutes 40 seconds East a distance of 268.00 feet to a pipe; thence South 38 degrees 28 minutes 02 seconds West a distance of 813.00 feet to a concrete monument situate at the northeast side of county Road 78 aforesaid; thence along the right of way of county Road 78 North 52 degrees 00 minutes 40 seconds West a distance of 268.00 feet home to the place of beginning, said to contain 5.00 ACRES OF LAND be the same more or less, as shown on a plot prepared from a survey made by Gene R. Littleton Associates in 1978. BEING the same lands and premises conveyed unto George Edward Littleton and Patricia Kathy Littleton, his wife, by deed of Robert W. Durham, et al., dated June 26, 1978 and filed of record in the aforesaid Recorder’s Office in Deed Book 904, page 185. It is understood and agreed that a default, under the terms of either this present mortgage, or any other mortgage, or mortgages, to Delaware Farm Credit, ACA, or its predecessors in interest shall constitute

a default under the terms of all. Tax Parcel: 1-32-10.0023.04 & 1-32-10.00-23.02 Property Address: Not Available Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of PATRICIA K. LITTLETON and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 2/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece and parcel of land lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, known as Lot No. 9 in the subdivision known as Country Glen as reflected on a plot prepared by Soule & Associates, P.C., Professional

PAGE 37 Land Surveyors, dated July 2, 1996 and of recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, in Plot Book 57, Page 201. Being the same lands conveyed to Pamela R. Bitler by Delmarva Homes Land Mgt, L.L.C. a/k/a Delmarva Homes Land Management, L.L.C., dated December 8, 2004, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, in Deed Book 3071, Page 237 on December 10, 2004. Tax Parcel: 4-30-19.0078.00 Property Address: 11723 Glen Circle, Bridgeville Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of PAMELA R. BITLER and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 2/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Bou-

levard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a point located on the easterly right-of-way line of County Road #489, at a corner for these lands and lands now or formerly of William Brock; then and with the right-of-way line of County Road #489, South 18° 20’ West, 100 feet to a point; then south 71° 40’ East, 200 feet to a point; then North 18° 20’ East, 100 feet to a point; then North 71° 40’ West, 200 feet, home to the point and place of beginning, containing therein 20,000 square feet of land, more or less. BEING the same land and premises that Mobile Gardens Trailer Park, Inc. by Deed dated May 20, 1977 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 1050, Page 111, did grant and convey unto John L. Parker and Linda C. Parker, in fee. Tax Parcel: 1-32-7.00105.06 Property Address: East Side Road 489 a/k/a 27281 Dillards Road, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed See LEGALS—page 38


PAGE 38 LEGALS - from Page 37 is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JOHN L. & LINDA C. PARKER and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 2/4/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of an Alias writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain tract, piece and parcel of land lying and being in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING the same lands conveyed to David W. Simpler and Marlene M. Simpler, his wife, by deed of Burton J. Hill and Nannie M. Hill, his wife, and Harland E. Hill, single man, dated May 8th, 1975, and of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds at Georgetown, Delaware, in Deed Book 746, page 543. AND BEING the same land and premises by which D. Wayne Simpler and Marlene M. Simpler, husband and wife, in Deed Dated December 20, 2002, Recorded February 23rd, 2004 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County and the State of Delaware in Deed Book 2945, Page 227, did grant and convey unto David Wayne Simpler, II and Ken Lynn Simpler, husband and wife, as tenants by the entirety. Tax Parcel: 1-32-1.005.05 Property Address: 7758 Morgan Branch Drive (f/k/a Rt. 5, Box 235) Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited

MORNING STAR to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of DAVID & KERI LYNN SIMPLER and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 2/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, designated as LOT FIVE (5) of LAYTON’S GREENE SUBDIVISION, as shown on a plot of record in Plot Book 50, Page 132, recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, at Georgetown, Delaware, more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a pipe found on the Southeasterly side of Sussex County Road 510, (Horsey Church Road, at 50’ wide), a comer for this lot and Lot 4, and lands now or formerly. of Juanita Gomez, said point of beginning being 0.86 miles, more or less, in a Southwesterly direction from Route #24; thence turning and running by and with Lot 4, (1) South 37 degrees 15 minutes 38

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seconds East, a distance of 250.00 feet to a found iron pipe; thence turning and running with lands now or formerly of Nita Bradley (2) South 52 degrees 44 minutes 22 seconds West, a distance of 150.00 feet to a found iron pipe; thence turning and running by and with Lot 6, and lands now or formerly of Mavis and Kevin Scott, (3) North 37 degrees 15 minutes 38 seconds West, a distance of 250.00 feet to a found iron pipe in the South right of way of Sussex County Road 510, (Horse Church Road); thence turning and running by and with the Southeastern right of way of Sussex County Road 510, (4) North 52 degrees 44 minutes 22 seconds East, a distance of 150.00 feet to an iron pipe, and the point and place of beginning, containing 0.86 acres of land, more or less, as surveyed by Steven M. Adkins, Land Surveying, LLC, dated February 13, 2007. Being the same lands and premises which Dwayne H. Chaffinch and Michele M. Chaffinch did grant and convey Alvin M. Williams, by deed dated February 23, 2007 and recorded on February 26, 2007 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3419 at Page 115. Tax Parcel: 4-32-11.0017.05 Property Address: 33251 Horsey Church Road, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s

Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of ALVIN M. WILLIAMS and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 2/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain piece, parcel and tract of land, lying and being situate in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, and known as Tax District 3-32, Map No 6.00 and Parcel 48.00 and being more particularly described as follows to wit: BEGINNING at a pipe found on the northerly side of road 535 and being a corner for this land and lands now or formerly of Boyd R. Thomson: thence with Road 535 South 60 degrees 36 minutes 37 seconds West 115.02 feet to a pipe found; thence with lands now or formerly of Carolyn G. Kern North 29 degrees 22 minutes 31 seconds West a distance of 187.98 feet to a point at the waterline of “Williams Pond” and passing over a pipe found at 178.94 feet; thence with “Williams Pond” North 53 degrees 47 minutes 38 seconds East 20.23 feet to a point; thence with “Williams Pond” North 21 degrees 11 minutes 35 seconds East a distance of 96.46 feet to a stake found at an easement; thence with “Williams Pond” and with said easement South 29 degrees 33 minutes 01 seconds East a distance of 70.56 feet to a pipe found at said easement; thence with lands now or formerly of Boyd R. Thomson South 29 Degrees 35 minutes 31 seconds East a distance of 196.75 feet to the point and place of beginning, and said to contain 25,440.38 square feet of land, more or less, with all improvements thence, as shown on a plat by Temple-Sellers, Inc., dated August 27, 2003, attached hereto and made a part of this Deed. Being the same lands and premises which Aman-

da K. Messick N/K/A. Amanda K. Rogers, did grant and convey unto Amanda K. Rogers and’ James Rogers, by deed dated March 8, 2006 and recorded on April 10, 2006, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 03293 at Page 331. Tax Parcel: 3-31-6.0048.00 Property Address: 9425 Middleford Road, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JAMES & AMANDA K. ROGERS and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 2/4/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain piece,

parcel and lot of land lying and being situate in the Town of Bridgeville, Northwest Fork Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, more particularly described in accordance with a plat prepared by MillerLewis, Inc. dated June 14, 2001, as follows: BEGINNING at a “PK” nail (set) on the northwesterly point of intersection of Church Street and Cannon Street each at 40 feet in width; thence with said Cannon Street South 47 degrees-19’-56” West 131.66 feet to an iron pipe (set); thence with lands now or formerly of Charles C. and Gerry D. Royal North 42 degrees-13 -46” West 57.33 feet to an iron pipe (set); thence in part with lands now or formerly of Freddie E. and Gail L. Williams and lands now or formerly of Frederick J. and Betty L. Murray North 46 degrees-46’-04” East 129.91 feet to an iron pipe (set); thence with aforementioned Church Street South 43 degrees-57’-08” East 59.09 feet to the point of beginning; containing 7,647 square feet of land, be the same more or less. Being the same lands and premises which Gerry D. Royal, surviving tenant did grant and convey unto James Barnes by deed dated May 25,2007 and recorded on May 30, 2007 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3455 Page 257. Tax Parcel: 1-31-10.1285.01 Property Address: 27 Church Street, Bridgeville Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser See LEGALS—page 39


MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 38 will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JAMES & FLORETTA BARNES and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 2/4/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: Tract 1: ALL that certain tract piece and parcel of land situate, lying and being in the City of Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, and being more particularly described as follows: Tract 2: ALL that certain tract, piece and parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the City of Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at an iron Stob, said iron stob marking a corner for lands of the parties of the second part and these lands, and being located in the Southerly right of way line of Spruce Street, thence along with the: Southerly right of way line of Spruce Street North 71 degrees 16 minutes West a distance of 10 feet to a point, said point marking a corner for these lands; thence South 19 degrees 15 minutes East a distance of 66 feet 9 inches to a point; thence South 17 degrees 42 minutes 50 seconds East a distance of 24.15 feet to a point; thence South 30 degrees 10 minutes East a distance of 29.75 feet to a point, said point marking a corner for these lands and lands now or formerly of Alberta Truitt, thence South 71 degrees 20 minutes West a distance of 10 feet to an

iron pipe, said iron pipe marking a corner for these lands and other lands of the parties of the second party thence North 01 degrees 46 minutes West a distance of 30.95 feet to an iron pipe, thence North 1.9 degrees West a distance of 91 feet home to the place of Beginning, be the contents thereof what they may. Tract 3: All that certain tract, piece and parcel of land situate, lying and being in the City of Seaford, Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, and being more particularly described as follows; Being the same lands and premises which Robert Brobst and Stephanie Brobst, did grant and convey unto Ronald E. Laporte by deed dated August 18, 2006 and recorded on August 22, 2006 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3351 at Page 168. Tax Parcel: 4-31-4.0081.00 Property Address: 213 East Spruce Street, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of RONALD E. LaPORTE

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and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 2/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, with the improvements erected thereon, situated in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware; being bounded on the northwest by Discount Land Road (50 feet wide), on the northeast and southeast by lands now or formerly of Inez E. Cordrey, Teresa Lynn Littleton, and Karen Elizabeth Cherrix, Co-Trustees (2531 196), on the southwest by lands now or formerly of Kent D. Gosnell (3116 7), and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a point, a found concrete monument (disturbed), located in the southeasterly line of Discount Land Road at a common corner for this lot and lands of Cordrey, Littleton, and Cherrix, Co¬Trustees, said point of beginning being located South 39 degrees 25 minutes West 44.00 feet from the intersection of the projected centerline of Colonial Road with the southeasterly line of Discount Land Road; thence, turning and running from said point of beginning with lands of Cordrey, Littleton, and Cherrix, Co-Trustees on the following two (2) courses and distances: (1) South 50 degrees 35 minutes East 200.00 feet to a point, a found concrete monument (disturbed); thence, (2) South 39 degrees 25 minutes West 125.00 feet to a point, a found concrete monument (disturbed), at a common corner for this lot and lands of Gosnell in line of lands of Cordrey, Littleton, and Cherrix, Co-Trustees; thence, turning and running with lands of Gosnell, North 50 degrees 35 minutes West 200.00 feet to a point, a found concrete monument (disturbed), at a common corner for this lot and lands of Gosnell in the southeasterly line of Discount Land Road; thence turning and running with the southeasterly line of Discount Land Road, North 39 degrees 25 minutes East

125.00 feet to the point and place of beginning and containing within the above described courses and distances 25,000 square feet of land, more or less, and being known as 28707 Discount Land Road. BEING the same lands conveyed unto Ronald J. Rossi by deed of Ethel B. Engle and Gloria J. Thomas, said deed dated July 13, 2005 and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Deed Book 3171, Page 13 Being the same lands and premises which Ethel B. Engle and Gloria J. Thomas, did grant and convey unto Ronald J. Rossi ,by deed dated July 13,2005 and recorded on July 15,2005 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3171 at Page 13. Tax Parcel: 1-32-12.00131.02 Property Address: 28707 Discount Land Road, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of RONALD J. ROSSI and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 2/4/2tc

PAGE 39 SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain tract, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, being more particularly described as follows to wit: Commencing at a stake set in the southerly right-ofway line of Delaware Road No. 46, said point of beginning being 0.5 mile in a southeasterly direction from Road No. 526-A, thence with lands now or formerly of Ralph Taylor, South 12 degrees 08 minutes West a distance of 307.2 feet to a concrete monument; thence with lands of George Boyce Heirs South 44 degrees 27 minutes East a distance of 118 feet to a concrete monument; thence in part with lands of J.W. Truitt and lands now or formerly of Eugene C. Malin North 12 degrees 27 minutes East a distance of 373.6 feet to a stake in the right-of-way line of Delaware Road No. 46 (said stake being also 0.2 mile in a northwesterly direction from Road No. 525), thence with the southerly right-of-way line of Delaware Road No. 46, North 78 degrees West a distance of 100 feet to the point and place of beginning, together with the improvements thereon, containing 33,825 square feet of land be the same more or less. Being the same lands and premises which Eunice Vickers and Preston Vickers Heirs to the Estate of Steve A. Vickers did grant and convey unto Michael T. Wright and Shelaine E. Wright by deed dated June 23, 2005 and recorded on June 24, 2005 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, at Deed Book 3162 at Page 51. Tax Parcel: 2-31-12.0092.00 Property Address: 10956 Old Furnace Road, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will

be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of MICHAEL T. & SHELAINE E. WRIGHT and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 2/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF LAUREL, LITTLE CREEK HUNDRED, SUSSEX COUNTY, AND STATE OF DELAWARE, BORDERING ON THE SOUTHWESTERLY SIDE OF EAST SIXTH STREET IN SAID TOWN ADJOINING LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF WILLIAM W. ANDERSON, THE MAIN RUN OF ROSSAKATUM BRANCH, AND THE LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF FORD M. WARRINGTON, AND IS MORE PARTICULARL Y DESCRIBED AS FOLSee LEGALS—page 40


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LOWS, TO-WIT: BEGINNING AT THE EDGE OF THE CURB LINE FORMING THE SIDE OF THE GUTTER AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID ANDERSON’S LOT AND RUN FROM THENCE WITH THE SAID ANDERSON LOT, SOUTH 44 DEGREES 10 MINUTES WEST THE DISTANCE REQUIRED TO REACH THE MAIN RUN OF THE AFORESAID BRANCH. THEN GO BACK TO THE BEGINNING; RUN ALONG THE CURB LINE 67 FEET AND 8 INCHES THEN LEAVE SAID CURB AND RUN FOR A DIVISION LINE BETWEEN THIS SAID LOT AND LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF FORD M. WARRINGTON, AND PARALLEL TO THE FIRST LINE SOUTH 44 DEGREES 10 MINUTES WEST THE DISTANCE REQUIRED TO REACH THE MAIN RUN OF THE AFORESAID BRANCH, THEN UP THE RUN OF SAID BRANCH UNTIL IT INTERSECTS THE END OF THE FIRST LINE AND BELIEVED TO CONTAIN 32.67 0 SQUARE FEET OF LAND, BUT BE IT THE SAME, MORE OR LESS, WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON. Being the same lands and premises which Roland Wheatley and Ronda M. Moor, N/K/A Rhonda M. Wheatley, did grant and convey unto Ronda M. Moor, by deed dated August 30, 2006 and recorded on February 22, 2007 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3417 at Page 263. Tax Parcel: 3-32-1.1150.00 Property Address: 326 E. 6th Street, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sus-

sex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of RONDA M. MOOR and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 2/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, lying situate and being in Northwest Fork Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, and being Lot #1 of lands shown on a plot entitled “Location Drawing for Russell M. Dadds”, dated February 16, 2006, prepared by TempleSellers, Inc. of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Plot Book 103 at Page 64. Being the same lands and premises which Russell M. Dadds did grant and convey unto Christopher J. Semler and Mary T. Semler by deed dated April 12, 2006 and recorded on April 17, 2006 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 03296 at Page 232. Tax Parcel: 1-31-12.0028.00 Property Address: 19473 Handy Road, Bridgeville Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be

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credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of CHRISTOPHER J. & MARY T. SEMLER and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 2/4/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: TRACT NO. ONE ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT, piece or parcel of land with all improvements thereon erected situate in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware more particularly bounded and described in accordance with the survey of Theodore B. Simpler, Land Surveyor, as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a point on the Southwesterly side of Main Street at a point for the lands herein conveyed and lands now or formerly of Theodore R. Barnett; thence from said point of beginning Southwesterly South 55° 33’ 00” West three hundred fifteen and thirty three one¬hundredths (315.33) feet to a point; thence South 55° 01’ 31” East one hundred fifty and

ninety¬one hundredths (150.91) feet along the line of lands herein conveyed and lands now or formerly of James M. Rowe; thence North 47° 43’ 53” East two hundred sixty-nine and sixty-five one hundredths (269.65) feet; a corner for the lands herein conveyed, lands now or formerly of George E. Mercado and Main Street; thence along a line of the lands herein conveyed and Main Street North 34 ° 23’ 18” West one hundred six and thirty-seven one hundredths (106.37) feet to the point and place of beginning, be the contents what they may, and said to contain 36,758 square feet of land, be the same more or less. TRACT NO. TWO ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT, piece or parcel of land with all improvements thereon erected situate in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware more particularly bounded and described in accordance with the survey of Theodore B. Simpler, Land Surveyor, as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a concrete monument one hundred and three hundredths (100.03) feet Southwesterly away from Main Street to the Southwestern corner of the lands herein conveyed and lands now or formerly of George Mercado; thence North 34° 25’ 37” West eighty-nine and eighty-two one hundredths (89.82) feet to a concrete monument; thence South 47° 43’ 53” West one hundred sixtynine and sixty-five hundredths (169.65) feet along the line of lands herein conveyed and lands now or formerly of Mark Smith; thence South 53° 01’ 31” East ninety and thirty-six one hundredths 90.36 feet along the line of lands herein conveyed and lands now or formerly of James M. Rowe; thence North 47° 49’ 32” East one hundred forty and fifty-two hundredths (140.52) feet along the line of lands herein conveyed and lands now or formerly of Edward Krewatch and partners to the point and place of BEGINNING, be the contents thereof what they may and said to contain 13,782 square feet of land, be the same more or less. Being the same lands and premises which Mark Smith and Diana Smith did grant and convey unto Annette R. Cosgrove and Mary L. Adams by deed dated January 30, 1998 and recorded on February 4, 1998 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2264 Page 18.

Tax Parcel: 3-31-6.00441.04 Property Address: 10 Main Street, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of ANNETTE R. COSGROVE and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 2/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain piece and tract of land, lying and being situate in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, and State of Delaware being described more particularly as LOT NUMBER SIX (6), COUNTRY ACRES DEVELOPMENT, in a survey prepared by Miller Lewis, Inc., dated June 17, 2002, and of record in the Office

of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, at Georgetown, Delaware, in Plot Book 76, Page 291: BEGINNING at a point on the North westerly side of Country court and being the common boundary line of Lot 6 and 7; thence North 28°-42’ - 12” East a distance of 47.24 feet to an iron pipe; thence turning and running North 88°-59’ -47” West a distance of 396.67 feet to a point; thence turning and running South 45°-37’ -20” East a distance of 215.23 feet to a point; thence North East a distance of 150.16 feet to a point; thence along a curve to the left, having a radius of 53.00 feet, the central angle being 126°30’-00”, the arc distance being 117.02 feet along the chord bearing North 55°27’-12” East a distance of 94.66 feet to the point and place of beginning said to contain 32,670 sq. ft. more or less. BEING the same lands conveyed unto Sarena L. Rawstrom by Deed of William B. Leager, said Deed dated April 18, 2007, and filed for record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in Sussex County, Delaware, in Deed Book 3439, Page 134. Being the same lands and premises which William B. Leager, did grant and convey unto Sarena L. Rawstrom by deed dated April 18, 2007 and recorded on April 23, 2007 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3439 at Page 134. Tax Parcel: 2-31-13.00225.00 Property Address: 12115 Country Court, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. See LEGALS—page 41


MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 40 Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of SARENA L. RAWSTROM and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 2/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of an Alias writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, being more particularly described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a concrete monument (found) on the northeasterly right-of-way line of Road No. 516 at a corner for these lands and land of Aretha D. Brown; thence with the northwesterly right-of-way line of Road No. 516 the following two (2) courses and distances; South 48 degrees fifteen minutes West, 98.47 feet to a concrete monument (found); thence with a curve to the left an arc distance of 280.35 feet (said arc having a chord of South 47 degrees 45 minutes West, 280.30 feet), to a concrete monument (found) on the Northwesterly right-of-way North 52 degrees 04 minutes West, 15.99 feet to a concrete monument (found) on the Southeasterly rightof-way line of Road No. 525; thence with the Southeasterly right-of-way line of Road No. 525 with a curve to the left an arc distance of 407.60 feet (said arc having a chord of North 27 degrees 55 minutes East, 407.00 feet) to a concrete monument (found) on the Southeasterly right-of-way line of Road No. 525 located at a corner for these

lands and lands of Arletha D. Brown; thence with said Brown lands South 41 degrees 45 minutes East, 154.70 feet to a concrete monument (found) on the Northwesterly right-of-way line of Road No. 516 located at the point and place of beginning, containing 30.960 square feet of land be the same more or less as shown on a survey prepared by Thomas A. Temple, Jr. DEL. P.L.S. No. 242 and December 28, 2000. For informational purposes only: The APN Assessor as 2-31 13.00 24.02; source of title Document No. 43873 (Recorded 01/23/01). Being the same lands and premises which The Bank of New York, as Trustee of Ameresco Residential Securities Corporation Mortgage Loan Trust 1997-3 Under Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of September 1, 1997, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of new York, c/o Option One Mortgage Corporation did grant and convey unto Michael L. Hotten by deed dated January 16, 2001 and recorded on January 23, 2001 in the Office of the Recorder of Deed, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2559 Page 067. Tax Parcel: 2-31-13.0024.02 Property Address: 24344 Concord Pond Road, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days

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of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of MICHAEL L. HOTTEN and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 2/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the City of Seaford, Seaford Hundred. Sussex County, State of Delaware, more particularly described in that certain March 30, 2006 survey prepared by Temple-Sellers, P .L.S., as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a rebar found in the westerly side of a sidewalk located on the westerly right of way line of Arch Street, marking a corner for this lot and lands now or formerly of Saint Jack Regusme; thence running by and with the westerly side of said sidewal1, South 18 degrees 26 minutes 00 seconds East 44.97 feet to a rebar found, marking a corner for this lot and lands now or formerly of M.J. Wynne; thence turning and running by and with the line of lands now or formerly of M.J. Wynne, South 72 degrees 13 minutes 00 seconds West 103.90 feet to an pipe found, marking a corner for lands now or formerly of Richard T. Collison and lands now or formerly of Cornell L. Jolley, Sr.; thence continuing South 73 degrees 06 minutes 00 seconds West 16.22 feet to a concrete monument found in the line of lands now or formerly of Cornell L. Jolley, Sr., marking a corner for this lot and lands now or formerly of T.R. Lecates; thence turning and running by and with the line of lands now or formerly of T.R. Lecates, North 18 degrees 26 minutes 00 seconds West 45.00 feet to a point on the base of a fence post in the line of lands now or formerly of T.R. Lecates, marking a corner for this lot and lands now or formerly of Saint Jack Re-

gusme; thence turning and running by and with the line of lands now or formerly of Saint Jack Regusme North 72 degrees 21 minutes 01 seconds East 120.12 feet to a rebar found in the westerly side of a sidewalk on the westerly right of way line of Arch Street, marking a corner for this lot and lands now or formerly of Saint Jack Regusme, being the point and place of beginning, said to contain 5,415.00 square feet of land, more or less, together with any and all improvements located thereon. Being the same lands and premises which ACDC Properties Inc., did grant and convey unto Aretha Farmer and Laval Farmer, by deed dated April 17, 2006 and recorded on April 19, 2006 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3297 at Page 260. Tax Parcel: 4-31-5.00130.00 Property Address: 238 N Arch Street, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of LAVAL & ARETHA FARMER and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff

PAGE 41 2/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of an Alias writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL THAT certain lot, piece or parcel of land, lying and being situate in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron form pin found on the Northerly right of way line of State Route 24, said form pin being 602 feet +\- in a Southeasterly direction from the extension of County Road No.461 , said form pin also being a common property corner for these lands and lands N/F of Joseph S. Stout; thence running with said Common property line for Lands N/F of Joseph S. Stout the following two courses and distances, 1) North 13 degrees 14 minutes 58 seconds West 155.49 feet to a 3/4 inch pipe found 2) South 81 degrees 54 minutes 59 seconds West 105.43 feet to a 1,4 inch pipe found, said pipe being a common property corner for these lands and Lands N/F of Joseph S. Stout, said pipe also being located on a common property line of Lands N/F of Ronald O. Whaley; thence turning and running with said common property line for these lands and Lands N/F of Ronald O. Whaley, North 08 degrees 00 minutes 05 seconds West 54.64 feet to a 1/2 inch pipe found, said pipe being a common property corner for these lands and Lands N/F of Robert J. Kijewski; thence turning and running with said common property line for these lands and Lands N/F of Robert J. Kijewski the following two courses and distances 1) North 81 degrees 54 minutes 59 seconds East 255.77 feet to a V2 inch pipe found, 2) South 11 degrees 52 minutes 53 seconds East 200.00 feet to a 1/2 inch pipe found on said right of way line of State Route 24, said pipe also being a common property corner for Lands N/F of Robert J Kijewski; thence turning and running along said right of way line of State Route 24 South

78 degrees 07 minutes 07 seconds West 150.00 feet home to the point and place of beginning containing 36,897 square feet of land, be the same, more or less surveyed and shown on a plat prepared by Compass Point Associates, L.L.C. July 14, 2006. Being the same lands and premises which Eileen M. Dyson did grant and convey unto Clarence Roland Booth by deed dated August 14, 2006 and recorded on August 16, 2006 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 03348 Page 327. Tax Parcel: 3-32-2.0059.02 Property Address: 12033 Laurel Road, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before March 2, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on March 6, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of CLARENCE ROLAND BOOTH A/K/A CLARENCE R. BOOTH and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 2/4/2tc

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Delmarva Christian students help local Habitat By Carol Kinsley

A dozen teenagers at Delmarva Christian High School got the new year started with lots of banging as they framed a three-bedroom, two-bath house for Habitat for Humanity. They built the structure in six days, using no power tools, “just hammers and hand saws,” said Richard Trice, who, along with fellow DCHS teacher David Hurst, supervised the building process. “The students themselves laid the house out off the blueprints,” he told visitors who crowded into the Tech Building on the school campus in Georgetown for a dedication ceremony. Leah Cannon, Abigail Mitchell, Taylor Morgan and Paige Wright chatted happily with soon-to-be homeowner Martha Del Campo, who was awed by their work. They told her, “We really loved building this house for you.” The four girls posed for pictures with the rest of the building crew: Skyler Butler, Tyler Collins, Darian Corder, Kyle Kokjohn, Hans Peters, Ken Reilly, Josh Willey and Michael Yerkes. Jeff Niethammer, construction manager for Habitat for Humanity led the building process, joined by Tony Etze and some AmeriCorps volunteers, even an alumnus of the school, Dustin Andersen. The students were told, “You are the future for Sussex Habitat for Humanity and hopefully, world-wide.” Niethammer displayed a 5-gallon bucket of tools, proclaiming it contained

“everything needed to build this house.” He stressed that the students, half of whom had never used a hammer, had done the work, “You guys did this project.” The Habitat for Humanity project is just one of several projects DCHS students undertook during “J-Term,” a three-week period in January when students are offered a variety of missionary and community service opportunities. Some participated in far-away mission trips to Tennessee, Brazil, Jamaica and Israel. Others who remained in the area were involved with the Hispanic community organizing a soup kitchen and thrift shop. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry dedicated to building simple, decent and affordable homes in partnership with low-income families. The school first contacted Habitat for Humanity for the 2008 J-Term. That project was such a success that it was only natural to do another build this year. The houses are framed in panels on the DCHS campus and the sections are delivered to the job site. This year, the students chose to tack the exterior and interior walls together on campus so they could see the entire house before it was shipped off. After the dedication ceremony, the panels were separated and transported to Concord Village where a “Women’s Build” would put them back together on the permanent foundation. “We are so excited, we can’t wait,” the women told the

Young builders from Delmarva Christian High School, Taylor Morgan, left, Paige Wright, Leah Cannon and Abigail Mitchell, chat with a very grateful Martha Del Campo about the framing for her new home, which is being finished on site in Concord Village by a group known as Women’s Build and other Habitat for Humanity volunteers. Photos by Carol Kinsley

student carpenters. “You guys did an awesome job.” As the women re-construct the framing, they’ll find messages from the students scrawled on 2 by 4 studs throughout the building, a tradition of the school. “May God bless your family and may you make many happy memories in this house,” one

read. “May you be blessed in this house. We all hope to see you very happy. God bless,” wrote Paige Wright. Del Campo, who has been told the house will be finished by June, found it difficult to choke back tears of joy as she repeated over and over, “Thank you. Thank you, everybody.”

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Shown (l to r) are: front- David Brown, Kyle Brown, Kristi Brown; back- Jerry Mears, Dean Ivory, and Clarence Giles. Laurel senior Kyle Brown held a press conference last week to sign his national letter of intent to attend Delaware State University. Photo by Mike McClure

Kyle Brown signs letter of intent to attend Delaware State University By Mike McClure

Laurel senior Kyle Brown signed a national letter of intent to attend Delaware State University during a press conference last Wednesday. Brown, a kicker on the Laurel football team, will kick for the Hornets, a Division I school. Brown’s journey began halfway through his freshman year when Laurel kicker Alex Romero moved out of the district. Brown, a Laurel soccer player at the time, filled Romero’s spot on the varsity football team and has been the Bulldogs’ kicker ever since. Brown made six field goals and 41 extra points to tally 59 points during his senior season. According to Kyle, making the transition from soccer to football was an adjustment.

“It’s very difficult (kicking a football). It’s not the same at all. People think if you can kick a soccer ball you can kick a football. It’s an adjustment,” Brown said. Brown continued to play soccer until his senior season. He decided to concentrate on football in his final year. “I knew this would take me somewhere and I’m glad I made that decision,” said Brown. Brown and his parents, David and Kristi, are also pleased with the decision to attend Delaware State University. The family visited the school the weekend prior to Brown’s press conference and liked the campus. “Everybody’s nice and the campus is beautiful, and it’s close to home,” Kyle Brown said. Continued on page 46

ON THE MOVE- Delmar’s Johnny Wilson looks to drive the baseline during last week’s home contest against Polytech. See story on page 45. Photo by Mike McClure

The Bulldogs’ Lineker Valladares, left, and Sussex Tech’s Ryelan Pavlik are locked up during their 152 pound match last Saturday. Valladares topped Pavlik, 6-5, in overtime. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel wrestling team records three pins in 46-21 loss to Sussex By Mike McClure

LADY BULLDOGS- Laurel senior Diane Paul had the ball on the break during last week’s home win over Milford. Paul scored 10 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs. See story on page 45. Photo by Mike McClure

The Laurel varsity wrestling team recorded three pins in a 46-21 loss to Sussex Tech last Saturday. The Ravens also won by fall three times and took two matches by forfeit. Sussex Tech’s Wendell Cannon (130), who recently won his 100th career match, moved up a weight class and opened the meet with a pin at 2:44. Kyle Kunzler (135) won by major decision, 16-3, and

Cole Magagnotti (140) added an 8-2 win to give the Ravens a 13-0 lead. Laurel’s Chris Cutsail (145) got the Bulldogs on the board with a pin at 1:54. Laurel’s Lineker Valladares and Sussex Tech’s Ryelan Pavlik squared off in a battle of 152 pound wrestlers, with the match going into overtime. After a scoreless first period, Valladares led, 4-2, after two. Pavlik took a 5-4 Continued on page 46


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CONFERENCE MEET- Sussex Tech’s Maddie Crimmins is shown above in the 100 meter backstroke in Saturday’s Henlopen Conference Championship Swim meet held at Lake Forest High School. Below, the Ravens’ Payton Shirey competes in the girls 100 meter butterfly, finishing with a time of 1:14.91 Photos by Lynn Schofer

100 MATCH WINNER- Sussex Tech’s Wendell Cannon, shown (top) during a match against Laurel last Saturday, won his 100th career match last Wednesday in Seaford. Photo by Mike McClure

RAVENS AND BLUE JAYS- Sussex Tech’s Joe Casullo, left, looks to bring down Seaford’s Josh Smith during the heavyweight match last Wednesday in Seaford. Photo by Mike McClure

BATTLE IN SEAFORD- Sussex Tech’s Shane Marvel, left, grabs a hold of James Betts’ leg during the 189 pound match last week. Marvel won the match by major decision to help the Ravens to a 44-27 win. Photo by Mike McClure

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Laurel girls’ basketball team snaps three-game skid with win over Milford By Mike McClure

Male Athlete of the WeekMarco Hernandez- Laurel

Female Athlete of the WeekDiane Paul- Laurel High

Laurel senior Diane Paul made key Laurel’s Marco Hernandez recorded contributions in her team’s home win a pair of pins in 119 pound matches over Milford last Friday. Paul got the last week. Hernandez won by fall in start and responded with 10 points and his team’s matches against Milford and 11 rebounds. Sussex Tech Honorable mention- Josh Rubino- Laurel; Josh Kosiorowski- Laurel; Chris Cutsail- Laurel; Lineker Valladares- Laurel; Aaron Hitchens- Laurel; Carey SheltonLaurel; Johnny Wilson- Delmar; Josh Strand- Sussex Tech; Shane Marvel- Sussex Tech; Wendell Cannon- Sussex Tech; Joe Casullo- Sussex Tech; Ryelan PavlikSussex Tech; Caila White- Delmar; Brooke Evans- Laurel; Tomorrow BriddellLaurel; Sharay Smith- Laurel; Paige Morris- Sussex Tech; Payton Shirey- Sussex Tech; Casey Thomas- Sussex Tech; Maddie Crimmins- Sussex Tech

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The Laurel varsity girls’ basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak and moved to 10-4 with a 60-43 win over Henlopen South foe Milford last Friday in Laurel. The Bulldogs improved their record to 8-0 in Henlopen South play as they start to play opponents in their division for the second time this season. “We’re not going to take anybody lightly. We’ve got to be ready for everyone,” Laurel head coach Kevin Walmsley said. Brooke Evans and Tomorrow Briddell each hit a three-pointer to five Laurel an early 6-4 lead during Friday’s home contest. Sharay Smith and Diane Paul each added a basket to increase the Bulldogs’ lead before Milford’s Janae Williams hit a three-pointer to make a three point game (10-7). Smith made a free throw, Twila McCrea had a basket following an offensive rebound, and Briddell made a steal and found Evans who hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to help Laurel to a 16-7 advantage through one quarter of play. Briddell netted three points and Paul had four points early in the second quarter to make the score 23-11. Smith added five points and Briddell hit a three-pointer for a 36-16 Laurel lead at the half. Evans paced the Bulldogs with 10 first half points and Briddell and Smith each netted eight points. Milford opened the third quarter with a 13-3 run to pull within 10. Evans hit another three-pointer, Smith converted

Laurel’s Brooke Evans eyes the basket prior to shooting a three-pointer during her team’s home win over Milford last Friday. Evans paced the Bulldogs with 15 points and also had 15 rebounds in a loss to Sussex Central on Wednesday. Photo by Mike McClure

a three point play, and Briddell hit a buzzer beater to help Laurel to a 47-32 Continued on page 47

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Thursday, Feb. 12- Girls’ basketball- Seaford at Laurel, Delmar home vs. Lake Forest, Sussex Tech at Polytech; boys’ basketball- Laurel at Sussex Central Friday, Feb. 13- Boys’ basketball- Laurel at Seaford, Delmar at Lake Forest, Sussex Tech home vs. Polytech; wrestling- Seaford at Laurel, Delmar home vs. Lake Forest, Sussex Tech at Polytech Saturday, Feb. 14- Girls’ basketball- Indoor track- State championship at University of Delaware Monday, Feb. 16- Girls’ basketball- Laurel at Appoquinimink Tuesday, Feb. 17- Boys’ basketball- Seaford at Delmar, Woodbridge at Laurel, Sussex Tech at Cape Henlopen; girls’ basketball- Delmar at Seaford, Laurel at Woodbridge, Sussex Tech home vs. Cape Henlopen

Laurel boys’ basketball team topped by Milford, 92-77 The Laurel varsity boys’ basketball team lost to Milford, 92-77, in a high scoring contest last Friday. Carey Shelton paced the Bulldogs with 17 points, Jernell Ross had 15 points, and Aaron Hitchens added 13 points.

Delmar varsity girls’ basketball team falls to Smyrna Delmar’s Caila White netted eight points in her team’s 59-24 loss to Smyrna last Thursday. Shannon Wilson added seven points for the Lady Wildcats.

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Delmar’s Trea Spence looks to dribble through traffic during his team’s loss to Polytech last Thursday in Delmar. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar varsity boys’ basketball falls to Polytech, Dover The Delmar varsity boys’ basketball team lost to Polytech, 58-22, last Thursday in Delmar. Ravon Collins, Denny Murray, Johnny Wilson, and Durante DeShields each had four points for the Wildcats in the loss. Dover 74, Delmar 37- Wilson netted 18 points to lead the Wildcats in a 74-37 loss to Dover last Friday.

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Laurel senior Josh Kosiorowski, right, holds onto of Sussex Tech’s Jeff Schaffer during their 160 pound match last weekend. Kosiorowski went on to record a pin for the Bulldogs’ third straight win in the match. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel-Tech wrestling continued lead with 41 seconds left in the match, but Valladares scored a point to knot the score at 5-5. Neither wrestler scored a point in the one minute overtime or the second overtime period. Valladares finally got loose to score a point in the second 30 second overtime for the 6-5 win. Josh Kosiorowski (160) gave the Bulldogs their third win in a row and a 15-13 lead with a pin at 1:56. Sussex Tech’s Jeff Schaffer (171) held off Josh Rubino, 10-7, and Shane Marvel (189) topped Tony Rubino, 7-0. The Ravens’ Alex Thomas (215) won by forfeit and Joe Casullo (Hwt.) had a pin at 1:14 for a 31-15 Sussex Tech ad-

vantage. In another close contest, Sussex Tech’s Ian Day (103) led Humberto Hernandez, 5-2, at the end of the first period. Hernandez took an 8-5 lead into the final period, but Day came away with the 14-10 victory. Sussex Tech’s John Briddell (112) recorded a pin at 1:44 and Robbie Robles (125) won by forfeit. Laurel’ Marco Hernandez (119) gave the Bulldogs their final win with a pin at 4:38. Laurel also lost to Milford, 45-27, last Thursday. Humberto Hernandez (103), Marco Hernandez (119), Valladares (152), and Kosiorowski (160) had pins and Josh Rubino (171) won, 5-2.

Laurel’s Chris Cutsail, left, looks to make a move during his 145 pound match against Sussex Tech’s Brent Prouse. Cutsail went on to record a pin in the Bulldogs’ home loss. Photo by Mike McClure

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Laurel kicker Kyle Brown follows through on a kick during a varsity football game. The senior became the Bulldogs’ kicker midway through his freshman year. Last week he signed a letter of intent to attend Delaware State. Photo by Mike McClure

Kyle Brown continued The Browns were impressed with the amount of money the school spent on its campus. According to David, two new buildings are in the works and several other buildings are slated for construction in the near future. Kyle Brown credited his parents for helping him to make is decision. He also thanked his coaches, principal Dean Ivory, and superintendent Dr. John McCoy for their support. Brown’s parents and his brother, Kodi, were in attendance on Wednesday along with teachers, teammates, coaches, administrators, and friends. “Dad’s never missed a game,” said Kyle Brown. “It’s a big help when you know you get to play in front of them (family).” Brown got a taste of what its like to play football at Delaware State when the Bulldogs played there in the Division II state championship game. While Brown only got a chance to take the field to kick off, he said the experience gave him an idea of what its like to play in a college atmosphere.

He also enjoyed his senior season as the Bulldogs turned some heads when they advanced to the state championship game. “It was a surprise, nobody expected us to be there,” Brown said. “It was the best team I’ve ever been on. It’s more like a family than a team.” Kyle plans to major in physical education and possibly minor in sports management. He wants to become a teacher and athletic director. “I just want to stay in sports because sports is my life,” said Brown. Brown is looking forward to playing baseball in the spring. He will start on a program following graduation to prepare for college football. Flying to games and playing in front of 35,000 to 40,000 people on Saturdays will be a lot different than riding the bus and playing high school games on Friday nights, but Brown is looking forward to it. “I just can’t wait to get on the field,” Brown said. “It’s going to be nervewracking but its going to be fun.” “We are very proud of his accomplishments,” said Ivory. “We’re very proud of him and his family.”

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Laurel senior Sharay Smith takes the ball to the hoop during last Friday’s 60-43 win over Milford. Smith scored 13 points in the Bulldog victory. Photo by Mike McClure

Girls’ basketball continued lead going into the final quarter. The Bulldogs went on to win, 60-43. Diane Paul stepped into the starting lineup for Tykia Briddell, who was unavailable, and scored 10 points and 11 rebounds. Mariah Dickerson came in for Smith, who left the game with an injury, and scored four points. “I realized just how deep we really

were. The girls just really stepped up,” said Walmsley. Evans led the way with 15 points; Smith tallied 13 points; Briddell had 12 points, six steals, and nine assists; and McCrea added six points and five rebounds. Laurel fell to Sussex Central, 52-32, last Wednesday. Evans netted 15 points, Tomorrow Briddell had seven, and Smith added six.

Bulldog point guard Tomorrow Briddell goes in for layup during last week’s game against Milford. Briddell netted 12 points and dished out nine assists in her team’s win. Photo by Mike McClure

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Raven Roundup- Wrestling team tops Dover, St. Georges By Mike McClure

Seaford’s Spencer Coulbourn, left, grabs the arm of his Sussex Tech opponent during last week’s 145 pound match. Coulbourn went on to record a pin for the Jays. Photo by S.D. Smith

Sussex Tech defeats Seaford as Wendell Cannon records 100th win By Mike McClure

Sussex Tech’s Wendell Cannon picked up his 100th career win with a pin during his team’s 44-27 win in Seaford last Wednesday. The Seaford native was one of three Ravens to record pins while four Blue Jays won by fall in the dual meet. Seaford’s Yvens St. Phard (171) opened the meet with a pin at 3:38 to give the Jays a brief lead. Sussex Tech’s Shane Marvel (189) won by major decision, 186, and Alex Thomas (215) won by forfeit. Joe Casullo (Hwt.) added a pin at 3:48 for a 16-6 Ravens’ lead. The Blue Jays’ Zak Parks (103) edged Ian Day, 6-3, and Sussex Tech’s John Briddell (112) won by forfeit. The Ravens’ Matt Bennett (119) added a pin at 3:48 before Cannon reached his milestone. Cannon (125), a junior, secured his 100th win with a pin at 4:33. Seaford’s Kirk Neal (130) answered with a pin at 3:41 to make the score 34-15.

The closest match of the night came in the 135 pound bout as Sussex Tech’s Kyle Kunzler and Seaford’s C.R. Wilkins squared off. The match remained scoreless through regulation before Ross Clagg Kunzler scored two points with 33 seconds left in the one minute overtime for the 2-0 win. The Ravens picked up another win when Cole Magagnotti (140) edged Brian Wright, 2-1. Seaford’s Spencer Coulbourn (145) built a 9-0 lead before recording a pin at 5:04. Sussex Tech’s Ryelan Pavlik (152) won by major decision, 13-1, and Seaford’s Ross Clagg (160) came back from an 8-6 deficit to pin A.J. Workman at 4:37 to make the final score 44-27.

In addition to wins over Seaford and Laurel, the Sussex Tech varsity wrestling team defeated Dover and St. Georges to go 4-0 last week. The Ravens topped Dover, 65-16, last Friday behind seven pins. Matt Bennett (119), Wendell Cannon (125), A.J. Workman (152), Ryelan Pavlik (160), Alex Thomas (189), Shawn Marvel (215), and Joe Casullo (285) won by fall for Sussex Tech. Kyle Kunzler (135) won by major decision, 11-0; Jeff Schaffer (171) won by decision, 9-2; and John Briddell (112) was a winner by forfeit. Sussex Tech also topped St. Georges, 68-9, on Saturday in Laurel. Cole Magnotti (140), Pavlik (152), Thomas (189), Marvel (215), Casullo (285), Ian Day (103), Briddell (112), Bennett (119), Robbie Robles (125), and Cannon (130) recorded pins for the Ravens. Kunzler (135) won by technical fall, 17-2 (3:49) and Brent Prouse (145) won, 4-0. Sussex Tech boys’ basketball falls to Dover- The Sussex Tech boys’ basketball team lost to Dover, 66-22, last Thursday. Troy DeShields paced the Ravens with eight points. Lady Ravens lose to Dover, Padua- Paige Morris led Sussex Tech with 10 points in last Thursday’s 56-18 loss to Dover. Morris also had 13 points in a 49-29 loss to Padua on Saturday.

CONFERENCE MEET- Above, sophomore Casey Thomas of Sussex Tech swims a 29:37 in the 50 meter freestyle in Saturday’s Henlopen Conference Championship Swim meet held at Lake Forest High School. Below, Seaford’s Alison Schwinn competes in the girls’ 200 meter individual medley race on Saturday. The Seaford girls placed second in the meet. Photos by Lynn Schofer

Laurel Little League looking for managers, coaches for 2009 All interested managers and coaches are asked to submit letters of interest to the Laurel Little before Feb. 27. Letters should be sent to Laurel Little League, PO Box 207, Laurel, DE 19956.

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Laurel Little League to hold registration this Saturday

The Laurel Little League will hold registration for the 2009 season on Saturday, Feb. 14; Saturday, Feb. 21; and Saturday, Feb. 28. Registration will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Nanticoke Little League to hold signups starting Feb. 14

Nanticoke Little League will be holding signups for the 2009 season on the following dates and times: Feb. 14, 21, and 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Seaford Middle School cafeteria and Feb. 19 and 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Seaford Middle School cafeteria. The cost is $45 for the first child and $20 for additional children.

Sussex Tech’s Colby Hastings swims in the boys’ 200 meter medley relay at the Henlopen Conference Championship Swim Meet last weekend. Photo by Lynn Schofer BULLDOGS AND RAVENSLaurel’s Marco Hernandez looks to break out of Matt Bennett’s hold during the 119 pound match last Saturday in Laurel. Hernandez went on to win the match by fall. Photo by Mike McClure

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Seaford Middle School to host basketball fundraiser The Seaford Middle School staff vs. student basketball game will take place at the middle school gym on Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. The Seaford Middle School is highlighting its various sports and clubs during a pre-game celebration, and then highlight DSTP preparation during half-time. The middle school band will be welcoming all guests with music and the school’s chorus will sing the national anthem while the high school NJROTC presents the colors. The boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will play against staff members from the school. All fans will be asked for a $1 donation as a fundraiser for the Western Sussex Relay for Life. This is the event’s second year.

Boys and Girls Club to hold indoor t-ball clinic

The Boys and Girls Club of Western Sussex is forming an indoor T-Ball clinic. This program is coed for all children ages three to seven years of age. The clinic will consist of hitting off the batting tee, running bases and throwing. This is a structured, fun activity for all. The program runs Feb. 17-March 12. The cost is $10 for club members and $25 for non-club members. Participants may register at the club Monday through Friday, 2:308 p.m. For more information, please call 302-628-3789 and ask for Karen Schreiber.

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Laurel/Seaford Star Tuesday high school scoreboard

Boys’ basketball- Seaford Christian 66, Holly Grove 60- Philip Wands netted 21 points and Greg Russell added 19 as the Eagles clinched third place in the PACC. Seaford Christian will face Salisbury Christian in the playoffs next Thursday. Seaford 64, Indian River 56- The Blue Jays held a 21-13 advantage in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Indians. Vincent Glover had 14 points, Julius Mullen scored 11 points, and Jeff Akins and Rashawn Church each had eight points. Caesar Rodney 63, Woodbridge 47- Andre Dickerson scored 14 points, Marc Nock had 12, and Demond Anderson added eight points in the loss. Smyrna 68, Sussex Tech 28- Troy DeShields paced the Ravens with 10 points and Desmond Sivels had seven points. Girls’ basketball- Laurel 47, Lake Forest 15- Mariah Dickerson had a game-high 14 points and Tomorrow Briddell, Twila McCrea, and Brooke Evans each added six. Seaford Christian 46, Holly Grove 24- The Eagles dropped Holly Grove (20-1) from the unbeaten ranks and regained a piece of first place in the PACC. Jen Carr had 19 points, 16 rebounds, and seven assists and Rebekah Cain added 12 points and 13 rebounds for SCA. Indian River 66, Seaford 24- Anitra Hughes had 13 points for the Blue Jays. Mariah Dickerson Milford 47, Delmar 33- Lindsay Lloyd tallied 19 points to lead the way for the Wildcats. Smyrna 46, Sussex Tech 43- Paige Morris netted 26 points for the Ravens in the loss.

HENLOPEN CHAMPS- Aerin Donovan, meet director, presents both the Henlopen Conference trophy and the Henlopen Conference Championship Meet trophy to Seaford captains Daniel DeMott and Spencer Noel following the conference meet last weekend. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Laurel varsity wrestling team tops Newark, 50-24 The Laurel varsity wrestling team defeated Newark, 50-24, in a non-conference dual meet on Monday. Five Bulldogs recorded pins in the win. Eric Hastings (112) had a pin at 1:57, Zach Toadvine (135) won by fall at 3:41, Chris Cutsail (145) had a pin at :52, Josh Rubino (171) recorded a pin at 4:51, and Tony Rubion (189) added a pin at 1:08. Marco Hernandez (119) won by technical fall, 15-0; Lineker Valladares (152) added a 16-6 win by major decision; and Humberto Hernandez (103) won by forfeit.

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VINCE MORRIS AWARD- Jackie Morris, who coached the Seaford boys’ swim team and was 2007 Henlopen Conference Coach of the Year, presents the first Vince Morris Outstanding Swimmer of the Conference award to Caesar Rodney’s Laura Askin and Ryan MacLeish. Photo by Lynn Schofer

LAY-UP- Woodbridge senior Marc Nock goes up for a lay-up during last Thursday’s game in Seaford. Photo by Mike McClure

EYEING THE BASKET- Delmar’s Durante DeShields squares up to shoot during last Thursday’s home loss. DeShields was one of four Wildcats to score four points in the game. Photo by Mike McClure

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Coaches and parents are invited to send any team scores that they would like to see featured in the Star. Items can be e-mailed to sports@ mspublications.com or faxed to 302-629-9243.

The Ravens’ Kyle Kunzler, right, defeated Laurel’s Zach Toadvine by major decision during last Saturday’s meet in Laurel. Toadvine came back with a win against Newark on Monday. Photo by Mike McClure


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County should reconsider administration building decision Although I admire their concerns regarding the economy, rank alio I’m not sure if I agree with some of the budget restraints Sussex Hopefully confidence County Council is proposing. The decision to put off buildwill be restored soon and ing the new Sussex Administraprojects like the new tion building could be the wrong approach in spite of the economy. administration building will be taken off the back Forty to $60 million seems like a lot of money given the times, but burner. delaying the building will cost more in the long run. Interest rates will rise once the econSussex could stimulate the rebounding omy rebounds and it will add additional of the economy by constructing the buildcost to the price of the building. ing. The project would take about three I recall when I first married, we lived years or better; hundreds of workers needin a two bedroom house. When the family ed, materials purchased locally, the office began to grow we looked into a large adequipment, furniture needed to furnish the dition which included digging a basement, building would benefit hundreds of busimoving the old house over the basement, nesses in the county. and building a two-story four bedroom That money not only trickles down to house over a basement. other businesses in the area, but the manuAt that time plywood doubled. Being facturers making and selling all of the the smart dude I am I informed my wife above from out of state could be the make we would wait because certainly the price or break margin needed to keep them gowould come down. You can guess the ending until the economy picks up. ing. The current building is overcrowded, We built half the house two years later parking is very limited and the outlay of at the same cost of the previous estimate. I the building is not business friendly. have kicked myself hundreds of times over Now is the time to sell bonds. Sussex that decision. has an excellent bond rating, (AA) and Recessions start when people stop people would jump at the opportunity to spending. There is plenty of money sitting purchase their tax free bonds. in savings accounts, according to financial

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‘Viva Las Vegas’ benefits Women’s Health at NHS Nanticoke Health

Services is holding its Annual Dinner/ Auction Saturday, April 4, at Heritage Shores Club, Bridgeville. With the theme of “Viva Las Vegas,” ticket holders are “planning their strategies” and looking forward to “hitting it big.” Winnings from the evening will be used to benefit Women’s Health/Digital Mammography Services at Nanticoke Memorial. Last year’s annual auction event drew a record crowd and raised more than $94,000. Presenting sponsor for the April 4 Nanticoke Dinner/Auction is Delaware National Bank, and the Community Partner is Nemours Health and Prevention Services. Tickets are available for $75 per person. Sponsorship packages are available. For further information contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, extension 2404.

EAC of Nanticoke Basket Bingo

The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, March 12, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Route 13A in Seaford. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door.

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Culinary School at the Food Bank

The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware will celebrate its 20th graduating class with a special graduation program on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Food Bank’s Newark warehouse. Guest speaker, Robert Egger, founder of the DC Central Kitchen and author of Begging for Change, will address the graduates. Egger founded the DC Central Kitchen in 1989 after years of managing and booking bands for several Washington D.C. nightclubs. The organization recovers unused food, prepares and delivers meals to partner social service agencies, while training and employing homeless men and women for the food service industry. Since its inception, the DC Central Kitchen has helped more than 620 men and women gain employment in the culinary field and has distributed 17 million meals to adults and children. Grants, state funding and donations have traditionally enabled The Culinary School to provide free training to its students. However, cuts in funding have strained the school’s budget. The Culinary School has set up a scholarship fund to assist students needing financial assistance. To contribute to the scholarship fund, individuals or businesses may contact Executive Chef Noah Mathay at (302) 2921305 ext 242 or chefnoah@fbd.org.

sources, but many are afraid to let go of financial resources. Hopefully confidence will be restored soon to the American community and projects like the new administration building will be taken off the back burner. Tired of a slap on the wrist I’m tired of reading of celebrities, sports stars and politicians who think they are above the law. Two of President Obama’s considerations for cabinet posts, Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary, and former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle as Health and Human Service Secretary had failed to pay taxes, later coughed up the money when they knew they would be nominated. Obama should have yanked them both. Daschle didn’t think he owed $140,000 on consulting income and the use of a car, plus he lobbied for a health firm he was to oversee as Secretary. Yet he voted as a senator against Bush appointments Linda Chavez as Labor Department head because she housed an illegal immigrant and didn’t pay taxes, and John Tower nominee for Defense Secretary because of his connections with defense contractors. Geithner owed $43,000 in back payroll taxes but was confirmed as both political parties raved over his qualifications. That in itself shakes my confidence that the op-

position party favored a Democrat. Then we had the Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps caught inhaling a pipe: strike two. In 2004 he was hit with a DUI in Salisbury and slapped with 18 months of probation. He didn’t hide his partaking of marijuana, since he was at a public party. If you notice in his ads he says very little. I always felt he was a brick short of a load. Do you think he doesn’t know he is a celebrity and cameras are following him day and night waiting for him to make a mistake? Smoke in your bathroom with the door locked and blinds drawn if you want a high. He and other sport and entertainers are role models for our youth. Next time you give your kid cereal from a box with Phelps on the front try explaining to your kid why smoking will hinder their future as a great athlete. Most sponsors and the public are sticking with Phelps; some people say he made a mistake; marijuana is only a tobacco, they say. Does that mean anything illegal is not illegal? No wonder some of our young kids’ minds are confused. People with money and power spend time in country club prisons for a wrong; poor people end up in dirty, stinking prisons. The lesson: get rich no matter how, be slippery and maybe you’ll walk.


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Education Teachers can learn about technology

The Southern Delaware Professional Development Center will host a free workshop on resources technology for teachers on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carvel Research Development Center in Georgetown. Michael Curry will present information for classroom teachers regarding use of Google Classroom, Wiki spaces, iTunes U and Twitter. For more information, contact Molli Carter or Michael Buoni of the Southern Delaware Professional Development Center at 856-7303.

Trinity plans fourth academy

JUNIOR HONORS BAND - The Junior Sussex County Honors Band will also perform on Thursday, Feb. 26, at Delmar High School. Freshmen from Sussex Technical High School who are part of the band are, front, from left – flute, Bree Vasquez, Bridgeville; flute, Kathryn Bethard, Laurel; and clarinet, Erin Quillen, Lewes. Back – trumpet, Travis Waller, Georgetown; alto sax, Morgan Swain, Seaford; bass clarinet, Jasmine Anthony, Seaford; and trombone, Richard Gaunt, Greenwood. Absent from photo are trumpet, Sung Kang, Laurel; alto sax, Justin Metz, Millsboro; and trombone, Lance Cain, Milton.

Applications are now being accepted for the fourth session of the Delaware Youth Leadership Academy, which will be held at Trinity Transport in Seaford beginning on Saturday, Feb. 21, with graduation anticipated near the end of April. Space is limited to 15 students. This 10-week program is designed to enhance the leadership, academic, and social skills of youth between the ages of 12-16. Students are provided with additional instructions in core subject areas that are vital to school success, as well as training in leadership and problem-solving skills, including goal setting, time management, ethics development and career and financial development training.

For more information, contact Carreen Kouts, Trinity Transport, at (302) 2533926. A completed application is required, and registration fee is $30.

Creative writing course set

Delaware Technical & Community College is offering creative writing courses in Millsboro and Bridgeville. In “Creative Writing with Life Stories,” students will learn to recollect and record past experiences and then weave them into stories that can be shared. Tools and techniques to spur memories and write without stopping will be discussed. The course will be taught at Independence Hall in Millsboro from 10 a.m. to noon and at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., beginning Feb. 18. For complete information, or to register, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 854-6966.

Seaford kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2009/2010 school year in the Seaford School District will be held March 31, April 1 and April 2. Incoming kindergarten students must live in the Seaford School District zone and be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2009. Appointments must be made through Teresa Craft at 629-4587, ext. 500.

St. John’s Preschool Will begin its registration for the 2009-2010 School Year beginning Wednesday, March 4. St. John’s Preschool offers preschool classes for Children ages 2-5 years of age

SENIOR HONORS BAND - The Senior Sussex County Honors Band will perform for the public on Thursday, Feb. 26, at Delmar High School. Members from Sussex Technical High School include, from left, kneeling – clarinet, Chelsea McHugh, sophomore, Milton; and clarinet, Abbey Quillen, junior, Lewes. Sitting – tuba, Rob Johnson, sophomore, Rehoboth; alto sax, Shelby Malloy, junior, Milton; and bassoon, Sally Woods, senior, Georgetown. Standing – trumpet, Stephen Miller, sophomore, Millsboro; trumpet, Cassie Stuper, senior, Bridgeville; tenor sax, Alex Fitzpatrick, junior, Georgetown; drums, Brandon Snyder, senior, Millsboro; flute, Erica Johnson, junior, Milton; flute, Tianna Hutchins, sophomore, Seaford; and clarinet, Jay Jolly, sophomore, Millsboro. Absent from photo is flute, Kristina Metz, sophomore, Millsboro.

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Epworth plans annual fundraising gala Planning is underway for the annual winter gala at Epworth Christian School in Laurel. The gala’s theme this year is, “In God we trust.” The gala will be Saturday, Feb. 21. Dinner will be catered by Marilyn’s Catering and an auction will take place in the school gymnasium. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person or $300 per

table. Table reservations include preferred seating as well as advertising in the evening’s program. To purchase tickets, contact the school office at 875-4488. People not attending the gala will be able to view auction items and place closed bids the day of the gala from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Education Briefs 4H offers scholarship

The Delaware 4-H Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed to manage private funds in support of the 4-H youth development program, has set aside $2,500 to support one or more college scholarships. The Delaware 4-H Foundation Scholarship is open to youth who have completed five years in 4-H, with at least three of those years in the Delaware 4-H program. Current college students, as well as college-bound high school seniors, are eligible to apply. Application deadline is May 1. For more information or to receive a scholarship application, visit http://ag.udel.edu/ extension/4h or call 302-831-2501.

ECS celebrates black history month The Middle School Fine Arts class at Epworth Christian School, Laurel, invites the public to attend a dessert theatre on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. The event features desserts by My Fare Lady Catering and the play “Oh, Freedom!,” written and directed by LaTwanya Goslee of Project Praise International of Salisbury, Md. “Oh, Freedom!” chronicles the life and lessons provided by President Abraham Lincoln. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased from students or by calling the school office at 302-875-4488.

Epworth raises $23,700

In October, an anonymous donor gave to Epworth Christian School, Laurel, a $25,000 per year matching grant for the next three years for a potential of $150,000. With only three months to raise the first $25,000, friends and families of ECS went into high gear. The school raised a total of $23,700 toward the $25,000 goal. The matching grant program is a part of the school’s Lead and Learn Fund Drive. For more information about the fund drive, email school administrator Ivy Bonk at ivy.ulrich-bonk@epworthchristianschool. org. The school has also received three grants from Delmarva Power that will support the middle school science program. Each year Delmarva Power offers grants to classroom teachers to support Science in Education. To learn more about ECS, call the school office at 302-8754488.

Free financial aid workshops

A free one-session Financial Aid Workshop will be held March 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the theatre of the Arts & Science Center at Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. The event is open to the public and will be helpful to anyone attending any college. For more information, contact the Owens Campus Financial Aid Office at 302855-1693.

Adult Ed offers food service course

The Sussex Tech Adult Division is offering a class to help prepare workers for employment in the food service profession. Specific emphasis will be on earning ServeSafe certification. The 60-hour class will start Tuesday, March 24, and meet two nights a week at the Georgetown campus of the Sussex Technical School District. Students will learn about nutrition and food service in a restaurant environment and institutional settings. Students will learn how to provide healthy, safe and nutritious food. To register, contact the Sussex Tech Adult Division at 302-856-9035, or visit www.SussexTechTraining.net.

UD holds dine safe courses

Dine Safe, a three–hour course designed to reinforce principles of food safety, is taught by Dr. Anne Camasso, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension educator. Courses are taught at the Elbert N. & Ann V. Research and Education Center in Georgetown, on Route 9 or arrangements can be made to conduct the program at a private site. Two courses are scheduled in Georgetown, on Monday, Feb. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, March 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. The training provides an opportunity for all employees to focus on their individual roles in safe food handling. Each participant receives a training guide and a certificate of participation. Classes are $25 per person and a discount is available for National Restaurant Association members. For more information, contact Michele Walfred at 302-856-2585, ext. 544 or visit www.rec.udel.edu.

Kiwanis Club offers scholarships

The Kiwanis Club of Seaford is offer-

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ing two $4,000 scholarships to graduating seniors residing in the Seaford School District. The first scholarship is funded by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation and the second is funded by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation and the Janosik Foundation. Scholarship applications are available from the Seaford High School Guidance Office or by contacting Fred Glime at 302-6293652. The application deadline is April 1.

Smith receives degree

Beverly Smith of Seaford was recently awarded a certificate degree in paralegal studies from Kaplan University. The Kaplan University winter 2009 class of approximately 2,500 students earned their degrees completely online.

Del Tech offers enrichment courses

Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, is offering several life enrichment and fitness courses in February. A course starting Thursday, Feb. 19, will teach practical conversation skills and how to communicate effectively in Spanish. Divorcing parents can satisfy Delaware’s legal requirements for parent education by participating in the Divorcing Parent Education Program on Saturday, Feb. 28. Individuals who passed the basic defensive driving course can take advanced defensive driving for additional road safety strategies and to earn a 15 percent reduction on liability insurance on Monday, Feb. 23. The basics of horseback riding for adults and teenagers 15 and older will be

taught at an indoor riding ring in Seaford, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 18. Horseback riding for children ages 8 to 14 will be held at the same location beginning Saturday, Feb. 28. The Delaware Tech Fitness Center offers monthly and 16-week programs. Personal training sessions are available for individual help. For more information, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs office at 302-854-6966.

Free skills training for adults

The Sussex Tech Adult Division is offering another tuition-free 96-hour Multicraft Skills training program. The final session of this daytime program is scheduled to begin Monday, March 16. The Multicraft Skills program includes mechanical principles, hand and power tools, welding, print reading, HVAC basics, math and measurement, safety and much more. Students should gain the skills necessary to find entry-level positions in a variety of careers in demand in the area. Funding for a limited number of qualified participants is made available through the Delaware Workforce Investment Board. This equal opportunity program will help students find jobs and will provide support to the student for at least six months after the class. Individuals not qualifying for the free tuition can enroll in the class and pay using a free, no interest payment plan. For more information and to schedule an orientation, contact the Sussex Tech Adult Division at 302-856-9035.

NOTICE OF CANDIDATE FILING DEADLINE BOARDS OF EDUCATION IN SUSSEX COUNTY A qualified person seeking to become a candidate for the Board of Education for a public school district shall submit a Candidate Filing For m to the Department of Elections for Sussex County no later than 4:30 p.m. local time on Friday, March 6, 2009, for Sussex County School Districts.

School Board Election Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Delmar School District

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Laurel School District

One Member-At-Large - Term Ends June 30, 2014

Seaford School District

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One Member-At-Large - Term Ends June 30, 2014

Saturday, February 21, 2009 in ECS Gymnasium

One Member-At-Large - Term Ends June 30, 2014

Ticket prices are $30/person and $300/table sponsors

School Board Member Candidate Filing Forms may be obtained from the Department of Elections for Sussex County in person in the office of the department, by mail or by fax. Completed candidate filing forms must be returned back to the department with original (live) signature. Candidate Filing Forms are available at: http:// electionssc.delaware.gov

Epworth Christian School’s 6th Annual Winter Gala Doors Open at 5:00 p.m., Dinner Begins at 6:00 p.m. and Auction Begins at 7:00 p.m.

Come out and enjoy an evening of fun and fine dining!

Meal provided by Marilyn’s Catering

Crab Imperial, Eye Round Beef, Meatballs and delicious sides topped off with a variety of Desserts.

To purchase tickets, contact the school office at 302.875.4488.

Woodbridge School District

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Iron Chef, LHS style

Mandy Fisher, a student in the life skills class at Laurel High School, pushes shortcake dough onto a baking sheet, while student Collin Butterworth watches. The class of 15 students recently held the Laurel High version of Iron Chef, competing to see who could create the best Valentine’s Day dessert. See story, page 4. Photos by Lynn R. Parks Assistant principal Rich Gaskill enjoys strawberry shortcake, the winning dish in the Laurel High Iron Chef cookoff.

Harry Burr, left, and George LeCates melt marshmallows and butter for rice cereal treats.

Alex Butterworth presses candy hearts into marshmallow rice cereal treats.

Darlene Reid, left, and Catie Herscher decorate cupcakes with candy hearts.


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‘Working woman?’ What Doing the Towns Together woman doesn’t work hard? LAUREL AND DELMAR SOCIALS A Dresden Plate quilt is in the frame, at last, which means the television viewing time in the sewing room has increased considerably. Having a quilt in the frame also means time for some serious deep thinking about life in general as small stitches are placed in each section of the quilt that will someday brighten one of the beds. Virginia ‘Mike’ Barton An interesting segment of a television program quickly caught my attention as I placed the stitches in one of the blocks of an required a person with a great amount the Dresden Plate pattern. of stamina and a backbone of steel. I have The comment was made by one of the often said that I would most definitely female panel members on the TV show have made a lousy pioneer. that times have changed considerably for Consider the average wife of a farmer. most females in this day and age of workThis group is underrated and always has ing women. been. There are still thousands of women That phrase has always been one that I who drive tractors, help with the daily have found interesting, since the thought milking of a dairy herd, help plant the always is and always has been, “Just what crops, hoe and rake the plants, load wais a working woman?” termelons and pumpkins and any other Without getting into a long diatribe crop that is grown, assist with the work about just what conin raising chickens, stitutes a “working and tend the children, Consider the average wife prepare the meals woman,” let us give thought to just what and take care of the of a farmer. This group is it is that requires the house. underrated and always has time of millions of In addition to been. women each day. outside chores that The average womaid their farming husan, whether she is a bands, these women stay-at-home mom or works away from are responsible for maintaining the home, the home each day, is and always has been cooking, cleaning, raising a vegetable a “working woman.” garden, canning and freezing the produce, Consider the pioneer women who mibeing the family bookkeeper, seamstress grated to the western parts of our nation and cook and doing the grocery shopping. all those years ago. These women helped They are Den Mothers and Little League drive the horses during the long arduous mothers and they bake cookies for their trip to the western part of the country, child’s class at school, attend PTA meetmany delivered their newborns under ings, serve as Sunday School teachers, primitive conditions along the trail, cared walk the family dog, sing in the church for their other little children, helped build choir, and even find time to give volunteer the cabins when they arrived at their desti- hours at a local hospital or service center. nation, and struggled for daily survival. These above areas of assistance are not Talk is popular in this world of today restricted to the wives of farmers. Wives about the “modern woman” and while it is all over the nation accomplish many of the true that life for many of us is much easier same chores every day of life. than for women of previous generations, In addition to accomplishing many of women in general are still most familiar the above-mentioned tasks, lots of women with the concept of multi-tasking. have jobs away from home. Yet, they coJust because high-tech has become a ordinate it all through thick and thin. common concept, let us remember that Are they Super Women? No, they are there are lots of things the average housejust women who know that deep down that wife does every single day of her life and the old phrase is true and that most deficonsiders routine. nitely, “The hand that rocks the cradle is We all know that to be a pioneer womthe hand that rules the world.”

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a correction. I had always assumed and was never told differently that hospital bill payments were not taken at the Mears Campus where I volunteer and have done so for about a year. However, I learned that payments may be accepted at the check-in desks there. Sorry about that. The library will hold two events in honor of Black History Month: Feb. 16, the forgotten African-American Civil War soldiers, and Feb. 18, a recent World War II movie. Both of these will be held at the library community room in the evening. There will be another “coupon night” at the Laurel Pizzeria on Feb. 18 for the United Methodist Women of Mt. Pleasant Church. And, don’t forget the Hearts for Homes dinner and entertainment on Feb. 21 at the fire hall. Tickets will be sold by Nancy Farrelly Allen and Dennis O’Neal. We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of: Phillip Lowe, Mary Ellen Waller, Herschel Henry Quillen Jr. and Lilah M. Crockett. We continue with prayers for our servicemen and servicewomen and for our friends who are ill: Homer Disharoon, Henry Lee Bohm, Dianne Thompson, Harriett MacVeigh, Calvin Hearn, Mary Wilson, Alvin Lutz, Irene (Mrs. Ralph) Hastings, Donald Layton Sr., Martha Windsor, June Williams, Patrick Starr, Hattie Puckham, Steve Trivits, Bob Horn, Robert Truitt and Bob Christian. Happy first birthday to Landen Blake Messick on Feb. 15 with love from MomMom Donna. We wish a happy birthday to MomMom, Donna Cecil, on Feb. 12. The Laurel Historical Society and all of her friends wish a happy birthday and Valentine’s Day to Cindy Swift on Feb. 14. Happy February birthday greetings to: Penny Duncan on Feb. 13; Fred Sullivan and Mabel O’Neal, Feb. 17; Janice Hughes and Sharon Ward, Feb. 18; and Carol Layton, Feb. 19. “Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.” See you in the Stars.


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Opinion Guest Column Getting the nation back to work

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) issued the following statement late Friday in response to the Senate reaching a compromise on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan (H.R. 1):

“Americans have entrusted the Congress and the President with the responsibility to do what is right and to strengthen the pillars of our nation’s economy. At this time of economic crisis, they expect us to do what is necessary to keep people in their homes, to help them hold on to their jobs, and to address the sense of despair too many Americans feel today. The agreement reached today does just that. “This bill is not perfect. There are provisions I would like to add, and some I would like to remove, however overall it represents a sound approach that I believe will garner the necessary bipartisan support and eventually become law. “We all had to make compromises to get enough votes to ultimately pass this vital legislation. I worked with a bipartisan group, led by Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Senator Susan Collins of Maine, to ensure that spending included in the bill goes directly to programs that create real jobs and produce real economic improvements soon. “We have focused on efforts that directly stimulate the economy, create jobs, cut middle-class taxes and start us on the long road to recovery. The agreement reached today includes almost $800 billion in targeted federal assistance (60 percent spending and 40 percent tax cut) that will provide the economic boost we need. “There is still work to be done with this legislation, but I am optimistic that we will be able to send President Obama a bill that he can sign next week. I will continue to work closely with my colleagues in the days ahead. “The final bill must focus on helping people at risk of losing their homes, restoring confidence in the housing sector, and providing incentives to spur small business job growth. It must create jobs through needed investments in our nation’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges, ports, waterways and mass transit. It must reduce pollution and our dependence on foreign oil by providing investments in a new generation of green jobs to make America more competitive and energy efficient. It must increase our capacity for projects to generate renewable energy, like Bluewater Wind in Delaware, and expand weatherization programs to make older homes more energy efficient. It must help families on Medicaid and help states like Delaware balance their budgets. “Leading economists, including Larry Summers and Mark Zandi, said the federal government had to act and to act now, and I couldn’t agree more. Too many Delawareans have lost their jobs, and many more are scared they will lose theirs as well. Passage of this economic recovery bill is not about who wins and who loses; it is about governing and improving American’s daily lives. “At the end of the day, the Senate came together on a bipartisan, compromise that is bold, responsible and effective and shows that government can work to help Americans get back to work.”

Frank Calio’s statement that Barack Obama is for the little man could be in jeopardy of ridicule considering the new President’s record in the first two weeks of his term in office. What I’ve heard about so far is a cocktail party, a Super Bowl bash and a trip on Air Force One to far off Williamsburg (100 miles by plane?) to go to a spa. The President reported that he and his staff had been working hard and were exhausted and therefore needed a rest. Does this sound like the schedule of the “little man?” By the way, I thought the joke about Mr. Calio sniffing shoe polish was good natured ribbing. Mr. Calio can dish it out, so he should be able to take it. Maybe the conservatives around here have smelled too much ammonia coming from the chicken houses, but at least they’ve done more work than Barack Obama has. Donald Davis

Delmar

Friends lose everything in fire

On Jan. 22, our friends lost everything in a house fire on 4th Street in Laurel. There has been an account established for them at Delaware National Bank. We are asking for businesses and citizens in our community to help by making a tax deductable donation to them in any amount possible. Thank you. Pete and Stephanie Grim

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Sports betting morally wrong

The arguments in favor of sportsbetting ring hollow to this writer. You hear “it would be a source of new jobs.” Right, lower end service jobs and who do you know that wants to become a sportsbetting dealer someday? Shouldn’t job creation be aimed at jobs that actually create a product or provide a needed service? Then there is “competition from

Letters to the Editor

Maryland’s new slots will cause loss of jobs and tax revenue.” That hasn’t happened yet so what is the hurry? “It would be a source of new tax revenue for the state.” But at who’s expense? If not you, then your friend, relative or neighbor will pay dearly. You hear “only a few people get addicted.” These are the few that after they have lost it all are finally willing to admit that they in fact have a gambling problem. “We will help rehab the people that become addicted.” Great! That means more rehabs and more jobs for Delaware, huh? “Sportsbetting will keep your taxes down.” We heard that about the slots, but did our taxes stay down? “Players are going to bet anyway so the state might as well get its cut.” Should we legalize drugs and prostitution, too? It seems people are also going to do those things anyway and think of all the jobs that would be created and the tax revenue we are missing out on compared to Nevada where prostitution is legal! “Sportsbetting is a much more accountable form of gambling.” So let’s just ignore the existence of anyone like Pete Rose and Tim Donaghy (the basketball referee convicted of fixing professional games). Even the NFL and NBA are against sportsbetting. “If you don’t like it, don’t participate.” Yes, but our loved ones will participate and we will suffer along with them. “There won’t be any new players other than those that are doing it illegally now.” This was said of the lottery and slots, yet we have

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If the government enables one poor choice, why forbid others? Last week, on this page, I read opposing views on the legalization of sports betting in Delaware. I didn’t change my mind after reading both letters, but I do have to admit that each side has just as many valid arguments as the other. Mr. Wilkins argues that crime and social dependancy may be on the rise if we allow sports betting to take place in Delaware. Maybe so. I agree that these possible consequences are more than enough reason to oppose this legislation. Mr. Ward, a very persuasive writer, made the argument that Delaware could be put on the map with the passing of this legislation. Our businesses would thrive, our roads and bridges would be fixed and people from across the nation would begin to look at Delaware as more than just a beach destination. In a time when our state faces a towering deficit, a solution this simples does seem like an easy fix, but at what cost? Should the State of Delaware risk the welfare of its people and families to make a few bucks? No, it shouldn’t. But that isn’t the question, is it? The question is whether or not the government, in this case State government, has a right to decide what is and is not moral or acceptable for its citizens. Gambling is not smart. Neither is smoking cigarettes. These are activities that are detrimental to one’s health and security. No matter how dangerous they are, they are still perfectly legal and they should remain personal choices. If the State of Delaware says no to

Final Word sports betting on the grounds that people will subsequently make poor decisions, they might as well be making all of our personal decisions for us. Is gambling wrong? Absolutely. Should it be illegal? Absolutely not. I fear that the monstrosity that is government sees it as its duty to make our personal decisions for us. They save our retirement for us, they decide where we can and cannot smoke perfectly legal substances, why not add no gambling to the list? Am I the only person that can see the bigger picture here? If the government of the people assumes the responsibility for the personal decisions of the people, pretty soon the people have no freedoms left at all. If a grown man bets on a sports game and loses his entire fortune, he will have to pay the consequences for his poor decision. Unfortunately, because this nanny state mentality is nothing new, the taxpayers may end up shouldering the burden of this man’s poor decisions. This is just another example of why it

is never acceptable for government to take responsibility for the people it governs or for their decisions. As adults in a free society, we must be allowed to make own decisions, within the confines of the law. Conversely, we must also be responsible for the consequences our actions bring. The “It Takes a Village” mentality states that we are responsible for each other. In reality all that really does is free us from being responsible for ourselves. If I walk into a casino and make a conscious decision to put my entire future on the line and lose, the State of Delaware is not at fault for providing me with the opportunity to make poor decisions. I am responsible for making a poor choice and I should assume responsibility for the consequences my poor judgment handed me. So, to the legislators in the Delaware House and Senate, I say Yes to sports betting and ask that they reconsider the smoking ban forced on Delaware’s business owners.

Laura Rogers

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Recovery starts in private sector

Democrats control the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, and they’re poised to print “bailout and infrastructure” money, risking a prolonged recession followed by hyperinflation. If there is an economic recovery any

time soon, it will be the result of private sector initiatives and a consumer confidence recovery, not the redistribution of a few trillion dollars among friends. Mark Alexander The Patriot Post

When was this right given?

“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on the objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” James Madison

Author of the U.S. Constitution.

If it moves, tax it...

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566042 $379,000 4 BR, 3 BA Colonial on 4 acre mini-estate East of Laurel has FP, crown molding, shed, horse barn, fenced pasture & large 3-season room. Call Kevin Thawley’s cell 302-258-6455.

566038 $99,900 each for Two 3 acre cleared lots in area of well maintained estate homes outside Laurel is ready for your stick built home. Soil evaluations in process. Call Kevin Thawley’s cell 302-258-6455.

565717 $65,000 4 BR, 2 BA Like new doublewide on rented lot in very nice development outside Bridgeville is centrally located. Vaulted ceilings, hardwood, shed & split floorplan. Call Lee Marland’s cell 302542-0347.

564274 $269,900 4 BR, 2.5 BA 1 owner Contemporary in a peaceful setting at Malihorn Crest has FP, Deck, updated kitchen w/Corian, lots of storage & it sits on 1.99 acres. Call Brenda Rambo’s cell 302-2362660

565757 $157,500 3 BR, 2 BA New home w/ great open floor plan, large country kitchen/ dining room & vaulted ceilings. Located in Blades & ready for your family. Call Brenda Rambo’s cell 302-236-2660

566308 $215,900 3 BR, 2 BA New Rancher in Cypress Pointe has cathedral ceiling, FP & 1/2 off all upgrades. 72 lots to choose from in this exciting new development outside Bethel. Call Scott Venables’ cell 302-559-2333

557523 $151,000 3 BR, 2 BA New constructi on with old town charm in Laurel is close to shopping. Open floor plan, walk-in closets & new appliances. Agent financial interest. Call Scott Venables’ cell 302-559-2333

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565121 $30,000 Nice in town Bridgeville lot can be purchased as lot only or a land-home package w/4 models to choose from between $155,000 and $185,000. Call Brenda Rambo’s cell 302-236-2660

548712 $229,900 3 BR, 3 BA Oneof-a-kind waterfront townhome on Records Pond, Laurel has vaulted ceilings, open 2nd floor, enclosed 3-season porch & new heating system. Call Scott Venables’ cell 302-559-2333

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566311 $242,900 3 BR, 2.5 BA Beautiful, new Cape in Cypress Pointe just outside Bethel. Room to expand, walk-in closets, FP & community pool. 1/2 price on all upgrades. Call Scott Venables’ cell 302-559-2333

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566067 $129,900 3 BR, 1 BA Remodeled home has new septic, windows, siding, electric, plumbing, kitchen & bath. Located in Bridgeville and comes with a shed. Call Scott Venables’ cell 302-559-2333

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562130 $63,000 Agent Financial Interest This very nice lot in Delmar School District is approved for LPP septic and is wooded. Over 1 acre with some restrictions. Call Scott Venables’ cell 302-559-2333

566064 $159,900 2 BR, 1 BA Bungalow in Laurel has 3-bay finished garage and it’s located on a quiet and cozy corner lot. New roof & windows and bonus room could be 3rd BR.Call Scott Venables’ cell 302-559-2333

FOR RENT 3 BR, 1.5 BA Grand Colonial in Laurel has hardwood floors & garage. $850/mo, $850/sec dep & $25 credit check fee. No pets nor inside smoking. Call Wanda Rash’s cell 302542-8024. 559719 $59,900 each for two lots in beautiful, historic Bethel. Both will take standard 565901 $219,900 4 BR,septic 2.5 BAsystems Beautiful and both are cleared & Greenwood ready for Colonial on wooded lot outside your new home. Principle is Dual has fresh paint and carpet throughout. licensed r eal e statetileb &roker. Call zone HVAC, hardwood, more. Call WandaVenables’ Rash’s cell cell 302-542-8024. Scott 302-559-2333.

560550 $185,000 3 BR, 1 BA WATERFRONT on Trussum’s Pond has family room, screened porch, baseboard HWH & AC & it sits on 1.67 acres. Call Wanda Rash’s cell 302-542-8024.

565067 $39,900 3 BR, 1 BA Farm house in Hickman is a great investment with some TLC. Large garage included. Would make a great rental. Call Wanda Rash’s cell 302-5428024.

FOR RENT 4 BR, 2.5 BA Beautiful new home at Mearfield has all appliances. $1300/mo, $1300 sec dep & $25 credit check fee. No smoking nor pets. Call Wanda Rash’s cell 302-542-8024.


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