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NEWS HEADLINES Seaford Fire Dept. Train Show February 23

The Seaford Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring its 14th Annual Train and Toy Show on Saturday, Feb. 23. There will be around 155 tables of trains, toys and other show-related items for sale. Several operating layouts will be on display. Admission is $3 per person, children under 12 are free with paying adult. For information call 629-3112. The show will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

By Lynn R. Parks

EXTREME - Atlantic Aluminum Products, a company in Greenwood, was selected to take part in “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Page 2 MENTORING - Trinity Transport Inc. was recently awarded the Delaware State Governor's Tribute Award. Page 4 FESTIVAL - The three people who have run Bridgeville’s Apple-Scrapple Festival for years are stepping down. Page 5 VETERAN - Frank Horn witnessed one of the most horrific events in the history of the United States of America. Page 8 GALESTOWN - State and county officials are working together to prevent delays at Galestown, but one potential problem remains. Page 12 FIRST - Sussex Tech’s Alex Thomas placed first in the Henlopen Conference for the second straight year with a win in the finals last Saturday. Full local coverage of the conference wrestling tournament starts on page 37. STARS - A Seaford boys’ track athlete and a Woodbridge girls’ basketball player are this week’s Seaford Stars of the Week. Page 39


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SPECIAL HONORS - Seaford Volunteer Fire Dept. recently held its annual banquet to honor men and women for service. From left are Seaford Fire Dept. Chief Tom Lecates, 2007 EMT of the Year Stacy Scheer, Seaford Fire Dept. President Wayne Truitt and Seaford Ambulance Captain Greg Bell. Additional photos on pages 48 and 49. Photo by Chuck Snyder

The Virginia C. has left the Eastern Shore. The vessel, which for more than 40 years served as the Woodland Ferry, was moved by tugboat Thursday at nightfall to its new Western Shore home at the docks of Smith Brothers Inc., Galesville, Md. The barge rental company bought the vessel from the state of Delaware for $24,300 in an online auction that ended Feb. 6. Smith Brothers was one of 30 bidders for the ferry. “I’m happy that we got it — at least, I think so,” said Jeffrey Smith, owner of the 90-year-old Smith Brothers. “We didn’t really need it, and I’ve never bought a ferry before.” Even so, on Monday morning, Continued to page 4

Bridgeville election Saturday, March 1 Three Heritage Shores residents vie for seat as town commissioner By Mike McClure Bridgeville Commission candidates Ed Heath, Ruth Skalla, and Steve Kendall are running for the District 2 seat on the Bridgeville Commission in the upcoming election which will take place on Saturday, March 1 from 12-7 p.m. at town hall. All three are Heritage Shores residents looking to bridge the gap between the development's residents and the town. Ed Heath, who has lived in the area for the past 10 months, is running for office "to be involved with the community and have a better handle on how taxes are being spent (especially special taxes at Heritage Shores)." Heath has business experience and is retired from the railroad company. He feels that how the funds for special tax are being used and the report of consensus used to break the election



into districts instead of using an atlarge system are the key issues of the election. “By doing that (changing to districts) everybody at Heritage Shores is confined to one vote because we’re our own district," said Heath. If elected, Heath said he will pursue


answers to his questions and will then work with the other commissioners to "see if everything is fair and just for all the residents in Bridgeville." Ruth Skalla is running because she wants to represent her neighbors and friends in the newly created district. Continued to page 4

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Greenwood business participates in Reality TV Show Atlantic Aluminum Products, a locally owned and operated company in Greenwood, was selected to take part in an episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” selects deserving families from across the country that desperately need their homes remodeled. The show undertakes construction projects that typically take months and completes them in a few days. The Delaware episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is unique, because it will showcase the remodeling of not one, but two homes on Clayton Street in Wilmington. The Latif Family and their adopted Grandmother and neighbor, Rose Chatman, are the deserving families who had their homes rebuilt. Latif is a single mother of four who overcame homelessness, obtained an education, and succeeded in buying a home for her family. Unfortunately, the home was inaccessible to her youngest son who is in a wheel chair due to cerebral palsy. “Grandma Rose,” a retired Librarian and seamstress, cares for the younger children during the day so Latif can work. The construction of the Wilmington Homes was from February 6 to 12. Due to the television show’s production deadlines, Atlantic Aluminum designed, custom fabricated, and installed the homes’ front balcony railings in several hours.

Shown are the Atlantic Aluminum Products Incorporated employees Eric Blessing, TJ Cooper, Randall Stafford, David Denman, Harold Sylvester and Eli Gonzalez. Photo courtesy of Karl Richeson Photography Inc.

It was not a typical day for the Atlantic Aluminum staff, who measured for the railing Friday afternoon in order to have

the pieces fabricated for installation by 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Atlantic Aluminum Products completed

their tasks in record time with the help of all the employees who welcomed the chance to participate in the project.

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New laws will go into effect in city By Lynn R. Parks The Seaford City Council Tuesday last week voted to accept three new laws into city code. The new laws will go into effect 30 days after they are advertised in local newspapers. Under one new law, in order to receive a permit, license or city service, an applicant will have to be in good financial standing with the city. That will mean that the applicant can have no outstanding city bills, including taxes, electric or water bills, or fees. The law will apply to individuals as well as businesses. Applicants for any type of city service will be required to provide all the names under which they have previously done business with the city. City workers who accept applications for services will have the authority to deny the request, based on outstanding bills. Applicants will then be able to appeal that denial with the city manager and, if unhappy with that decision, with the city council. Another ordinance outlines the conditions under which multi-family dwellings can be constructed in the city’s Riverfront Enterprise Zone, its downtown area. In addition to laying out setback and lot size requirements for townhouses, apartments and semi-detached homes, the new ordinance, which would be part of the city’s zoning law, will mandate that each unit in the residential complex have a separate storage area and a screened area for trash cans. The third law will increase the number of required parking spaces for homes in mediumdensity residential districts from 1.5 to two. When it goes into effect, all new residences in the city will be required to have two offstreet parking spaces.

Police probing homicide The Delaware State Police Homicide unit is at press time investigating the death of a man who was located along German Road Wednesday morning. At approximately 3:24 a.m. state troopers were dispatched to German Road, east of Concord Pond, after a member of the public called 911 and reported a man lying on the side of the road. Upon arrival, troopers and medical personnel located the victim, who was deceased. The victim is described as a black male possibly in his twenties. At presstime he had not been positively identified. The deceased has been turned over to the State Medical Examiner for further investigation and final determination.

Annual Lions variety show The Seaford Lions Club 69th annual variety show, “Signs of the Times”, will be held on March 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaford High School auditorium. Tickets are $7 in advance and $9 at the door. Tickets are available at Penco, Home Team Realty, and Wilmington Trust (Stein Highway, Seaford). For more information, call 629-4179.



Trinity Transport receives Governor’s tribute award Trinity Transport Inc. was recently awarded the Delaware State Governor's Tribute Award, an honor offered in recognition of volunteer service from the Delaware Mentoring Council. The award was presented during the Business Mentoring Appreciation Event held in Newark. Team Trinity was awarded the Delaware State Governor's Tribute for its outstanding contributions to youth mentoring in Delaware. Present to accept the award on behalf of Trinity Transport, Inc. was Sarah Ruffcorn, Trinity Foundation Director, and Bunky Griffith, Trinity Foundation Treasurer. The award is signed by Ruth Ann Minner, Governor, and John C. Carney, Jr., Lt.

Governor and reads, "By supporting youth mentoring and nurturing the growth of mentor-mentee relationships with its employees, Trinity Transport has and continues to lead by example." The Trinity Foundation has a long history of volunteer service, and more than 80 volunteers perform community service each year on behalf of the organization. The Trinity Foundation was created to organize and give structure to Trinity Transport’s process of giving back to the community. Trinity Transport is a family owned transportation intermediary that has been in operation since 1979. Owned by the Banning family, employ-

Woodland ferry leaves Delaware Continued from page one

Smith was climbing around on the Virginia C., inspecting its hull and hydraulics system. “I have enjoyed looking at it,” he said. “I’ve been crawling all through it, looking at all the systems and trying to understand it. It’s fun.” Smith said that he is unsure what his company will do with its new purchase. “Right now, I’m just looking at it, to see what I’ve got,” he said. There is a possibility that he will try to sell the Virginia C. as it is, to be used as a ferry. While he said that he is not sure what the price would be, he would try to double what the company has put into it: the purchase price as well as the $5,000 it took to move it from Woodland to Galesville. “It is more valuable as it is, all set up as a ferry,” Smith said. Of course, the ferry, which was cable-

guided, does not have any steering mechanism. Smith said that his company could put steering on the boat, if the buyer wanted that. If selling it does not work, the company will strip down the vessel and use it as a rental barge. The 65-foot by 17-foot boat “would make a sweet little barge,” Smith said. If the Virginia C. is sold, there’s no telling where it could end up. Smith said that he has been talking with a broker in Florida who knows of someone in South America who might be interested in the little ferry. But if it ends up a flat-deck barge, it will stay in the Chesapeake Bay area, Smith said. The new Woodland Ferry, a larger, sixcar vessel, is expected to be operating by November. It will be named the Tina Fallon, in honor of the long-time area state representative who retired in 2006.

CFM names January Top January Producers Kathy Farnell, Vice President of Callaway, Farnell and Moore Real Estate recently announced the firm’s top producers for January 2008. Dean Records was named the Top Selling Agent for the month, and the Top Listing Agent was Randy Hill.

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ees at Trinity are encouraged to be active participants in the community. It is this commitment that has led to the creation of the Trinity Foundation. Since its inception, the Trinity Foundation has distributed over $107,000 to the local community. Much of this money is raised through events such as the Putt for Life golf tournament and employee donations.

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Bridgeville Commission candidates Continued from page one

She has a masters in public administration and has spent her whole life in government (working with town and school boards). “I’ve always been able to make things happen. We’re one voice. We’re a lot of people with a lot of talents and we want to become part of the whole," said Skalla. Skalla, who has lived here since September 2006, is very involved with the Friends of the Library and its upcoming art auction fundraiser. She believes thoughtful planned growth is a key issue the Commission must address. If elected, Skalla says she will listen to the people of Heritage Shores and will be part of the planning of the future of the town. She believes hearing everybody's voice is an important trait in a commissioner. Steve Kendall has lived in Heritage

Shores since June 2006 and is running because his wife and friends asked him to. "I think I have something to offer in terms of dealing with people," said Kendall. Kendall, originally from Severn, Maryland, served as President of the Civic Association at Stone Hundred Homes and has also been president of a youth group and an elementary school renovation in his former town. If elected, Kendall plans to work to unite the town and Heritage Shores by improving communication between the two sides. He currently serves on the town's Citizens Advisory Board. "I think a bond can be formed between us and the town, more so than it is now," Kendall said. "I see a world of potential here. It's a great town." Incumbents Pat Correll and Earl Greason are running unopposed in their respective districts.

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Apple-Scrapple Festival leaders will step down By Lynn R. Parks

The three people who have run Bridgeville’s Apple-Scrapple Festival for years are stepping down. Bonnie Workman, Alma Fleetwood and Ron Fleetwood are expected to submit their resignations at the next festival planning committee, March 18. “It’s time for new blood,” said Workman, who has volunteered with the festival ever since it was started 17 years ago and has served as chairwoman for 12 years. A committee that was formed at the last festival planning meeting is searching for new festival leaders. “Hopefully, somebody will come forward,” Workman said. “We’ve got to find someone to take this job.” In its first year, in 1992, the AppleScrapple Festival, held the second weekend of October, attracted about 2,500 visitors. Last year, about 35,000 people attended the event. “The festival is getting so huge,” Workman said. “But there are lots of people who can help out. There are lots

of good people in Bridgeville.” Workman said that the new chairmen of the festival will have to have lots of time to devote to its organization. And they have to either not work or have a good boss, she added. She manages the cafeterias for the Woodbridge School District and was always able to take festival-related telephone calls at work. Planning for the 2008 festival will get underway soon, Workman said. “We’ve really got to do something by April or May,” she said. And, she added, she will be around to help whoever takes over the festival reins. “I will be as involved as I can be without doing it all,” she said. For your information: Anyone who is interested in serving as chairman for the 2008 Apple-Scrapple Festival can call Bonnie Workman, 3377275, prior to the next meeting of the festival planning committee. That meeting is set for Tuesday, March 18, 7 p.m. at Bridgeville Fire Hall.

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Delaware Animal Disaster Services (D.A.D.S.) is sponsoring a micro-chipping clinic at Seaford Animal Hospital on Feb. 23 between 10 a.m. and noon. Animals are micro-chipped at a discounted rate of $20 per animal, which includes lifetime registration of the pet through 24 Hour Pet Watch, Dogs must be leashed and cats must be in a carrier. Each year, millions of lost and abandoned animals are taken in by animal welfare organizations. Of these animals, only 14% of dogs and 4% of cats are ever returned home. The major reason for failing to re-unite a lost pet with its owner is because the pets are unidentifiable. For more details visit

The filing deadline for the Seaford School Board election is Friday, March 7, at 4:30 p.m. The election will be held on Tuesday, May 13. There is one seat open for a five-year term beginning July 1. The American Association of University Women will hold a School Board Candidate Forum on Wednesday, April 16, if more than one candidate is on the ballot. To be a candidate, an individual must be 18 years of age or older, a United States citizen, a resident of the Seaford School District and not have a felony record. Candidate filing forms are available in person, by mail or fax from the Sussex County Department of Elections, 119 N. Race St., Georgetown, DE 19947. The elections department can be reached at 856-5367. Identification must be shown when filing.

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Business Delmarva Power requests bids from 20 wind power developers

Delmarva Power, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc., has distributed a request for proposals to more than 20 wind power developers in an effort to meet its aggressive renewable energy requirements. Delmarva Power is seeking bids for renewable energy to serve Delmarva Power’s nearly 300,000 customers in Delaware. “We have received significant interest in this competitive process from developers across the industry,” said Gary Stockbridge, President of Delmarva Power. “This shows that the market for wind power development is robust and should result in favorable prices for our customers.” Thus far in Delaware only one offshore wind proposal has been evaluated as a means of meeting Delmarva Power’s Renewable Portfolio Standards, which require that 20 percent of its electricity supply be generated by renewable resources by the year 2019. The offshore proposal has been tabled. Based on several sources, including a study by the Independent Consultant representing several State agencies, Delmarva Power believes it can save its Delaware customers more than $50 million each year, when compared to the existing 25year proposal, through this competitive bidding process. “We have a responsibility to provide all the benefits of renewable energy at the least cost to our customers,” Stockbridge said. “We look forward to obtaining the expected savings and moving forward with contracts that will make Delaware one of the leading states in the nation to promote the use of renewable energy at the least cost.”

Home Team realtors elected

Home Team realtor Sandy Hughes has been selected to serve as chairperson for the Presidential Advisory Group for public relations and marketing for the Sussex County Association of Realtors. Sandy also served on this board in Sandy Hughes 2007. Realtors Rob Harman and Sean Steward have also been selected to serve on the same group.

Financial Planning Class

EST Financial Group is pleased to offer a financial planning class on the topics of “Balancing Your Portfolio” and “Asset Allocation.” The class, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, is open to the public and is offered free of charge. Pre-registration is required; to reserve your seat contact Carol Greene at 846-9201, or The class will be held in the Conference Room at EST Financial Group located at 405 North Bi-State Boulevard, in Delmar. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will last approximately 30 minutes with

time for questions during and after the class. Attendees may look forward to an interactive and informative class. Presenting the topic will be Samuel F. Slabaugh, Sr. Mr. Slabaugh is a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional with EST Financial Group of Delmar. Securities and investment advisory services are offered through: H. Beck, Inc. Member INRA, SIPC. H. Beck, Inc. and EST Financial Group are not affiliated.

White joins Home Team

Frank Parks and Rob Harman are pleased to announce that Bryan White has joined Home Team Realty. White is a Seaford native and continues to work at C. White & Sons, a family-owned well and septic business. Along with his White wife, Kelly, he has three children and stays busy helping with Little League baseball and flag football, as well as being an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church on Atlanta Road. White’s knowledge of the Seaford area will be an asset to his client base. He can be reached at 628-7711 or 841-3547.

Website provides resource

In the summer of 2006, trying to locate many African American businesses and community organizations was a difficult task. was established to fill this need in the community. Launched on Sept. 1, 2006, is an online resource for African Americans in Delaware. The website’s mission is to provide an online resource which will help promote the growth of African American businesses, organizations, and events. offers online visitors access to easily locate and then support local businesses and organizations. An event calendar provides information on upcoming workshops, community events, conferences, parties, fundraisers and more. A bi-weekly e-mail newsletter has become a popular feature. offers affordable advertising opportunities for small businesses, organizations and individuals. Community and non-profit organizations are provided a free resource to advertise in the community directory and event calendar. For more information, visit or call Leonard Young at 302-378-6576.

Coons to speak at ag breakfast

New Castle County Executive Chris Coons will be the featured speaker at the Friends of Agriculture Breakfast, on Friday Feb. 29 in Dover. Coons is appearing as a special guest in conjunction with the Governor’s Conference on Agriculture, which begins immediately after the breakfast meeting. Coons will speak about the “Buy From Your Neighbor” program, a county initia-

EXTREME JOY. Now that the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition crew is moving out of Delaware, their visit is something that the Latif family and next-door neighbor Rose Morgan will never forget. In addition to receiving two new homes, the family also received several other large gifts. Some of these include full tuition to the University of Delaware upon admission for the Latif children; $125,000 from ING to pay off the Latifs’ mortgage; four $25,000 savings accounts from Discover Bank; and lifetime memberships from the YMCA and Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware. Photo courtesy of Karl Richeson Photography Inc.

tive that promotes locally grown agricultural products to consumers, wholesalers, retailers and restaurants. “The program supports our local farms and agricultural businesses while encouraging Delawareans to enjoy the freshest foods possible – those grown right in their own communities. It’s a win-win for the

consumer and the producer,” says Dr. Jan Seitz, associate dean and director of UD Cooperative Extension. The Friends of Agriculture Breakfast will be held at the Dover Sheraton, beginning at 7:15 a.m. Registration is $15. For more information, or to register, call Alice Moore at 302-831-2504.



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Soldier drove truck at night for Red Ball Express The Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers are running a series of articles on the veterans who served this nation during World War II. We welcome suggestions for interviews. Contact Bryant Richardson at 629-9788.

By James Diehl Seaford resident Frank Horn may not have been on the front lines during World War II, but he played an important role in the battle for Europe and also witnessed one of the most horrific events in the history of the United States of America. Born in Tennessee, Horn moved to Seaford when he was just eight years old. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1940, was assigned to the 64th Coast Artillery and was sent to Fort Shafter in what at the time was the territory of Hawaii. Fresh out of basic training, Horn was on the base, near Pearl Harbor, the day the Emperor of Japan launched the strike on Dec. 7, 1941, an attack which brought the United States into World War II. More than 2,400 Americans were killed at Pearl Harbor that day, with nearly 1,200 more wounded. The United States also lost eight battleships and 188 aircraft. Horn witnessed the attack, but soon realized there wasn’t much he could do. With no guns and no commanding officer on-site, Horn and his fellow privates were forced to watch the one-sided battle with a feeling of total helplessness. “When I woke up that morning, the planes were attacking Pearl Harbor and I could see things were getting pretty rough,” Horn says. “We were just observers until things started slowing down because we had no guns. There was just nothing we could do to help out." “The Japanese had very little resistance; we were not prepared at all,” Horn continues. “Many of the sailors in the harbor never had a chance. If they jumped overboard, they would have burned up because the harbor was on fire. But some of them jumped anyway, and were burned. The Japanese had that attack planned and really knew what they were doing.” After witnessing the horrors of Pearl Harbor, Horn returned to America and, after a brief assignment on Canton Island and a second return to the States, eventually crossed the Atlantic to help prepare for an eventual attack on mainland Germany. Working in the motor pool, Horn helped ready American forces for the invasion of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, referred to simply as “D-Day.” A few days after the initial armada of 3,000 landing craft, 2,500 other ships and 500 naval vessels – as well as an air armada of more than 13,000 aircraft – landed on D-Day, it was Horn’s turn to come ashore. They landed nearby in Le Havre, on the northwest coast of France. He still recalls today how difficult the landing was. “We were on a troop carrier and most of the men jumped overboard and tried to swim,” Horn remembers. “Some of them jumped overboard with 100 pounds on their backs and sank. The English Channel was very rough that day. “I later drove a truck off one of the barges, but I had to stand up on the seat to keep from getting wet.” Anticipating resistance by the Germans,

Horn and company were surprised when they didn’t encounter a whole lot of fighting. “The Germans had two or three big railroad guns right on the shore and they took them and ran because they were afraid the Americans would capture them,” Horn says. “They would rather retreat than let those guns be captured.” A month after the invasion of Normandy, French, American, British and other Allied troops were still battling entrenched German units. Then, in August, U.S. Gen. George S. Patton’s tank units finally broke through enemy lines and began streaking across France toward the border with Germany. Patton’s forces, as well as other U.S. units, soon outran their supply lines, creating a major problem for the Americans. They needed a method to provide food, fuel, ammunition and other supplies to the fast-moving U.S. Army as it pushed the Germans eastward. The solution was an ingenious and crafty one, and one that Horn, who spent most of his time in Europe driving large vehicles, was quick to volunteer for. The answer was the famed “Red Ball Express,” a truck convoy supply operation that ran 24 hours a day from the Normandy beaches to the front lines, keeping tankers and infantry supplied during Patton’s push toward Germany in the fall of 1944. Horn volunteered to assist in the often treacherous assignment. In the first month, the express delivered 290,000 tons of supplies to the front. At its peak, the operation used almost 6,000 vehicles and transported a total of 412,193 tons of supplies. The “Red Ball Express” was ended in November 1944, as German resistance stiffened and winter began to set in. But Horn’s wife of 61 years, Jane, remembers many stories about her husband’s experiences on the “Red Ball Express.” “They had to drive at night and Frank would tell me about how he had to keep his head out of the window to see [because they couldn’t use headlights],” says Jane Horn. “He said he had to travel down rough roads with drums of gasoline on the back of his truck.” One of the brightest moments of the war for Horn happened shortly after the 1944 invasion of mainland Europe. “One of the best things that happened during the war was when we got across the English Channel and things started to go in our favor,” Horn says. “It wasn’t easy and it was sometimes a foot at a time. But we continued to move forward and gradually made it to Germany.” Horn was discharged from active duty in August of 1945, but had a hard time adapting to civilian life upon his return to the States. Admittedly accustomed to the discipline of the service, he re-enlisted for a short time in 1949. Three years before re-enlisting, he married Jane. They had two children – daughter Maryrose in 1962 and son Frank Jr., or “Buddy,” in 1963. Horn owned and operated Horn Electric Co. for more than 20 years before retiring in 2003. More than six decades since the end of the Second World War, the 85-year-old Seaford man says he’s proud to have

Seaford resident Frank Horn spent time in both the Pacific and European theaters during World War II. He was awarded a bronze star and two service medals for his contribution to the Allied war effort. Photo by James Diehl

served his country in its time of need. “I just did whatever they told me to do when I was over there,” he says. “You didn’t ask. When they told you to do something, you just did it. But I am proud [to have served].”

Next week’s feature will profile an Army Air Corps man, from Seaford, who flew 65 combat missions over the skies of Europe during World War II. A bomber pilot, he celebrated his 21st birthday on June 6, 1944, the day of the famed “D-Day” invasion of Normandy, France.



Annual ag week educates farmers on latest trends Inside the Delaware State Fair buildings, Delaware Agriculture Week brings together Delaware’s agricultural producers with the university and government-based researchers and professionals who support them throughout the year. It’s a week jampacked with more than 100 meetings, workshops and events to help farmers keep abreast of the latest agricultural research and knowledge. “It’s a great time to be a part of Delaware agriculture,” said Dr. Jan Seitz, associate dean and director of UD Cooperative Extension. “Agriculture is the most important component of the state’s economy and it continues to grow stronger,” said Seitz. Despite the fact that the total acreage dedicated to agriculture in the state is decreasing, Delaware’s farmers are getting more out of every acre today thanks to technological advances and marketing know-how. Delaware State Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse echoed Seitz’s sentiments. “Delaware ranks number one in agriculture production in the U.S. in terms of value per farm and value per acre,” said Scuse. This year’s special guest was Dr. Gale Buchanan, the U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for research, education and extension. Buchanan was the guest speaker for the Friends of Agriculture Breakfast. “Despite its compact size, Delaware has a diverse ag portfolio,” noted Buchanan. “It is a microcosm of American agriculture.” He recognized the Cooperative Extension system for its role in bringing university knowledge to the agricultural community. “Many countries have excellent ag teaching and research programs. Few have such elaborate and effective outreach programs as we do in Cooperative Extension,” said Buchanan. Buchanan discussed what he sees as the major challenges to U.S. agriculture, including global climate change, sustainable energy security and water quantity and quality. The themes of energy conservation and energy efficiency were woven throughout Ag Week sessions. Extension professionals discussed the impact of rising fuel costs on farming operations and the demand for biofuels, fed by grain markets. Buchanan encouraged researchers and farmers to look at solutions in collaboration with one another. A hot topic during education sessions and the Friends of Agriculture Breakfast, was water quantity and quality. Agriculture is the largest user of water in the country, accounting for 80 percent of the nation’s consumptive water use. Buchanan said that if biofuels continue to be an attractive option for addressing energy needs, farmers will need more water to produce crops to feed into biofuel production. He also pointed out that demands on water aren’t just coming from agriculture. “The ag community needs to be working in conjunction with the public and industry to solve water conflicts,” said Buchanan. UD state geologist John Talley stressed that Delaware needs to be proactive in its approach to water conflicts. He urged farmers to be conservative in irrigation. “As development migrates to agricultural lands, wells will be closer together with the potential to result in conflicts,” said Talley. Ian McCann, a UD assistant professor of bioresources engineering, also addressed irrigation issues. “In Delaware most people irrigate by looking at the plants and/or the

soil,” said McCann. However, using irrigation scheduling programs can be helpful not only in saving water, but in energy savings. Farmers can find weather data helpful for their irrigation needs at UD’s Carvel Research and Education Center website,

Buchanan also talked about the importance of tailoring agricultural products to consumer demand, noting that specialty food products and organic foods are currently enjoying rising sales. In 2005, $13.8 billion in U.S. consumer sales was in organic foods. Although that’s just 2.5% of total U.S. food sales, it’s up

from 0.8% in 1997. “Every year, I work with more and more farmers who are interested in getting into organics,” said Kent County Extension agent Gordon Johnson, who moderated a workshop sponsored by the Delaware Organic Food and Farming Association. “It’s an area with a lot of growth potential.”



Education Students read to win books for the community By Tony E. Windsor Students from Shannon Rolph’s class at Frederick Douglass Elementary School have been busy reading, as well as sharing their passion for the promotion of literacy. The class was the recent winner of a national competition sponsored by Scholastic Book Clubs in conjunction with actor, comedian and author Whoopi Goldberg. A special sweepstakes was opened to teachers in all classrooms participating in Scholastic Book Clubs’ ClassroomsCare program, now in its sixth year, which sends 100 books to children in need for every 100 books read in participating classrooms. The children in Rolph’s classroom read 100 books and qualified for a chance to win 10 100-book collections which they in turn could donate to local charities. Rolph’s class was one of 100 classrooms from throughout the country that won the book collections. Once they learned that they had been chosen as winners of the “Whoopi, We’re Reading Sweepstakes,” the students held a vote to determine where they would donate their 1,000 books.

They chose the pediatrics unit at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, the foster child program with the Division of Family Services, the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program and the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. The students also donated books to the Seaford High School tutoring program, through which high school students interact with younger children, gave books to other classrooms in their school and donated books to the ReadAloud elementary school program. In return, each child in the class got to select a book to keep. Rolph said the students helped to pick out the books to be donated and to package the books for each of the groups. “We let them be as involved in all of this as possible,” she said. The students also included a greeting card signed by each of them along with some of their own art as part of the book package. ClassroomsCare is designed to empower students around the country to make a difference in their own communities by helping to share books and reading. More than 7 million books have been donated to under-resourced schools since the program was launched in 2002.

The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club was one of several organizations to receive free books from Scholastic Book Clubs, through the efforts of a class at Frederick Douglass Elementary School, Seaford. The books will be put in the club’s 21st Century Community Learning Center, which helps students succeed on state tests. From left: Donna Tate-Steinbiss with the Boys and Girls Club, Jazmin Milton, 10, Jody Pimengal, 9, Theopolis Teagle, 10, Raekwon Willy, 10, Carine Duverger, 9, teacher Shannon Rolph and Eric Teagle with the Boys and Girls Club. Photo by Tony Windsor.

Education briefs Seaford High to hold family night Seaford High School will hold a Family Awareness and Appreciation Night on Monday, March 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event will feature information sessions for parents on upcoming school events and celebrate the union between Seaford High School and the community. Activities will include a basketball tournament that will pit students against faculty, a family movie in the Madden Auditorium, arts and crafts and line dancing in the cafeteria. Information sessions will focus on Advanced Placement (AP) courses and Delaware state test final preparations. There will also be a GRASP parent workshop. Donations will be accepted to purchase trophy cases in honor of Vince Morris, former athletic director and coach at Seaford High School. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of various organizations at SHS.

Journals available for readers The Delaware Division of Libraries’ Delaware Center for the Book has begun rolling out a journaling project in public libraries across the state as part of its effort to support library patrons in self-directed, or “free-choice,” learning. Hard-bound, spiral journal books titled “Between the Lines” were created for the project, with blank and lined pages for users to keep track of books they have read, jot down concepts and phrases, draw or doodle, record favorite passages and

otherwise document their reading travels. Tabbed sections are titled “Reading Log,” “Inspiration,” “What’s Next” and “Afterthoughts.” Initial journaling programs will be held at 11 public libraries across the state where participants will learn how their journals can help them. The following local libraries will hold sessions: Greenwood, Thursday, Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m.; Bridgeville, Thursday, March 13, 10 a.m.; and Laurel, Tuesday, April 8, 10:15 a.m.

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Seaford High School announces the following: The school’s staff member of the month is Terrence Moore, media specialist. Leigh Anne Tull, guidance counselor, won the Sussex County Guidance Counselor of the Year Award for the secondary level. Tull received the award at the annual Counselor’s Administrative Appreciation dinner. She was nominated by associate principal Jonathan Griffith. Students of the month are Chelsea Davidson and Mark Riley. Several SHS students participated in a Martin Luther King speech presentation contest. Winners were: First place - Fredeswinda Mendoza Second place - Gernie Purnell Third place - Dee Farlow and Chakayah Harvey Other participants were Keith Cook and Midelin Jules.

Del Tech FFA to be on TV show “This Week in Agribusiness” will feature the Delaware Tech Owens Campus FFA chapter on Feb. 23 and 24 during its weekly FFA Chapter Tribute. The show will include information about the Delaware Tech chapter’s history, activities and community service. Several photos of the students and their participation in chapter activities will be featured. “This Week in Agribusiness” is a weekly, one-hour television agricultural news program hosted by Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson. The show is aired on RFD-TV, a 24-hour television network for rural America. For those with satellite service, RFD-TV is on Dish Network channel 9409 and on DirecTV channel 379. This station is not carried by local cable providers. The show can also be viewed on the Internet at Broadcast times are 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays, 7 p.m. on Sundays, and 8 a.m. on Mondays.

LHS plans eighth-grade orientation Laurel High School will hold eighthgrade orientation Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. All eighth-grade students and their parents are invited. “In this era of school choice [and] school and student accountability, it is imperative that parents make an informed decision on education for the children,” said principal Dean Ivory. For details, call 875-6120.



School teaching students how to help others with reading As part of the Servant Leadership Academy at Epworth Christian School, seventh graders participated in a workshop facilitated by Judie Caroleo, director of instruction at Reading ASSIST Institute (RAI). RAI, a non-profit organization headquartered in Wilmington, was established to provide professional development to parents and teachers so that they can assist struggling readers. The training of junior coaches at ECS is part of a pilot program. The purpose of the workshop was to equip students with strategies and techniques they could use to help their younger classmates who may be struggling in the area of reading. Using storybooks, students were taught questioning strategies

to help increase comprehension and higher-order thinking skills. With this new-found knowledge, students will be paired with younger readers as part of the Servant Leadership Academy’s Reading Bees and Study Buddies Initiative. This initiative is part of a larger goal to develop a desire to help others in the students.

Epworth plans summer activities

June 16 through Aug. 15, Epworth Christian School will hold its traditional summer camp. This spiritually-charged camp, grounded in the word of God, will challenge students to excellence spiritually, academically and physically. Activities will include weekly trips,

Teens wanted to teach 4-H program Delaware 4-H is looking for teenagers who are interested in developing important life skills and at the same time earning $100 or more by teaching the 4-H Health Rocks curriculum to youth in outof-school sessions. “Health Rocks!” is a curriculum-based life skills development program for youth ages 8 to 12, sponsored by the National 4H Council. Health Rocks helps youth learn life skills such as decision-making, critical thinking and stress management. The program places a special emphasis on tobacco-use prevention. The program also includes components that bring youth and adults together as partners in developing community strate-

gies that prepare young people to make healthy lifestyle choices. Research indicates that youth who have positive social skills and competencies are more resistant to substance abuse. Delaware 4-H will provide training to teens in how to deliver the curriculum and assist as necessary to find sites that are interested in having the curriculum delivered, including after-school programs, church groups and more. Health Rocks can be taught anywhere in the state. Teens do not have to be a 4-H member to participate. For details contact 4-H Health Rocks coordinator, Karen Johnston at or 302-831-8866.

Del Tech sponsoring trip to Mexico Delaware Tech’s Office of International Education is currently organizing a shortterm study abroad opportunity in Cuernavaca, Mexico. “Summer Study Abroad in Mexico” is scheduled for May 30 through June 16. The program is an International Cultural Immersion three-credit course. Any applicant who is not currently a Del Tech student will be admitted as an adult learner. “Not only will participants get high quality Spanish instruction, but they will also learn more about the culture and have an opportunity to take several educational trips that are planned throughout Mexico,” said Allison Burris Castellanos, English as a second language instructor. During the 17-day program, partici-

pants will be immersed in the social and cultural aspects of Mexico. They will stay with Mexican families and learn communication skills first-hand while enjoying local customs and food. There are two weeks of Spanish classes and nine scheduled excursions to points of interest around the country, including Mexico City, Aztec archeological sites, traditional markets and other historical locations. The cost for this year’s trip is $2,425, plus the three-credit tuition fee, which includes transportation, meals, trips, accommodations and classes at Universidad Internacional in Cuernavaca. To learn more, visit or contact Owens Campus International Education coordinator Rob Bates at 855-5925.

Get info about school closings via phone, Web Delaware’s Departments of Technology and Information (DTI) and Department of Education (DOE) have launched a new voice activation system, which provides school closing and other school status information via telephone. The new phone system utilizes existing Web-based technology, which currently provides school status information to email subscribers. The phone number is toll-free (877-831-7215) and permits parents, teachers, staff and students statewide to use any phone to obtain school status information any time day or night. The voice system is capable of handling up to 24,000 calls per hour and can

handle 200 simultaneous calls. Callers may request information for multiple schools, one school at a time, while the system permits the same information to be repeated up to three times per call. The school closing Web site was created in 2001 as a result of House Resolution 7. More than 120 public, private and independent school administrators enter their information and it becomes immediately available via email to subscribers. The information is also available on the school closing Web site, accessible via, state government’s primary informational Web site.

swimming, sports, projects, crafts, Bible memorization and awards. Camp activities will be held Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $115 per week, or $25 per day. Discounts are available for payment in full. For the first time this summer, the school will hold a “Discovering the Treasures in You” writing workshop. This workshop will feature lessons from the 6+1 Trait Writing course, taught by a trained facilitator. Session one, for students in grades two and three, will be June 16 through June 20. Session two for students in grades four and five will be July 21 through July 25. Session three for students in grades six

and seven will run Aug. 4 through Aug. 8. Each session will be Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The cost for the writing workshop will be $100 per participant. Applications and brochures for the summer camp and the writing workshop will be available the beginning of March. Students can pick one up in the school office or call 875-4488 to request one by mail. Epworth Christian School will hold its annual community spring carnival and open house Friday, April 4. For more information about Epworth Christian School, call the school office at 875-4488.

Christian Academy grad is part of history club at Lycoming College Matthew Martin, a resident of Delmar, Del., is a member of the Lycoming College History Club. The club was established for the expressed purpose of spreading the love and knowledge of all things historical. The club gained official club status in September 2005, with a vision of uniting Lycoming College historians and brainstorming activities that span a broad view of American, world and ancient

history. Martin, a sophomore archaeology and religion major, is a graduate of Seaford Christian Academy. Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming College is a national liberal arts school dedicated to the undergraduate education of more than 1,450 students. Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit

St. John’s Preschool Will begin its registration for the 2008-2009 School Year beginning Wednesday, March 5, at 8:30 a.m. St. John’s Preschool offers preschool classes for Children ages 2-5 years of age Drop by and visit us during our Open House on Tuesday, February 26 From 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Located at Pine & Poplar St., Seaford Call 629-2289 for further information State-Licensed Preschool

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C o u l d h e r r i n g d e l a y the Galestown project? By Ann Wilmer When the Galestown Millpond restoration project got the green light late last fall, the DNR Fisheries permit required work in the main streambed to be completed by mid-February. In the excitement over finally beginning work to restore the dam, road and pond washed out by heavy rains in 2006, local residents who had fretted about repeated delays that prevented work from beginning until December 2007 may not have fully understood that it could come to a screeching halt as early as Feb. 15. However, state and county officials are working together to prevent that. Bob Tenanty, director of the Dorchester County Board of Public Works, said that the county has applied for a waiver to be allowed to finish the project on a schedule that addressed concerns of local

residents. However, Bruce Harrington of the Department of the Environment, Dam Safety Division said his office has received nothing in writing. The biweekly progress reports, which should address plans for sediment control, are late. Harrington and Roland Limpert, with Environmental Review unit of Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division, inspected the site last month with Mike Moulds of Dorchester County Public Works and the site supervisor for George and Lynch, contractors on the project. At present, two temporary pipes on the east end of the dam allow the flow to pass through and around the location of the concrete weir box under construction. The diversion of stream waters and the steel piling that keeps the flow out of the

DATE rewards businesses who pass minor decoy test The Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement (DATE), in conjunction with the Delaware Alcohol Awareness Task Force, is embarking on a new initiative that recognizes Delaware liquor licensees that refuse to sell alcoholic beverages to individuals under 21 years of age. “When businesses refuse to sell alcohol to minors, it is important that we acknowledge they are doing their part to keep Delaware youth safe. This initiative recognizes their commitment to and support of Delaware underage drinking laws,” said David B. Mitchell, secretary of the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security. Throughout the year, DATE conducts minor decoy operations at licensed locations statewide. The minor decoy, under direct supervision of a DATE agent, attempts to pur-

chase alcoholic beverages. If the decoy sale is denied, the business may not know that they have been tested and have passed the compliance check. With this new initiative, businesses that successfully pass the compliance check will be rewarded with a certificate of appreciation from DATE acknowledging their compliance with Delaware law. “DATE takes the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors seriously. If a licensed location violates the law, the business faces criminal arrest and administrative sanctions,” said DATE Director Daniel Kline. “However, the vast majority of licensees comply with State law. It is vitally important to reward and acknowledge those licensees who are in compliance. We are confident that this new initiative will be another step in furthering public safety and compliance.”

Proposed budget not enough to address state’s housing issues At a forum on affordable housing solutions sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Sussex County, Debbie Hamilton, lobbyist for the Delaware Housing Coalition, explained the budget process now underway in the Joint Finance Committee. That Committee is reviewing the Governor’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The Governor’s budget contains $9.4 million for housing, $4 million less than was requested by the Delaware State Housing Authority. It contains no funding to begin implementing the Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness that was just adopted last year; $3 million less than last year for preservation of existing low-income housing proper-

ties; only $4 million for the only flexible housing funding source – the Housing Development Fund whose appropriation has been static for a decade; and only $250,000 to address the foreclosure crisis. Rashmi Rangan, executive director of the Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Counsel, outlined the failure of public policy at the federal level that led to the current escalating number of foreclosures and urged action at the state level to assist those affected. Hamilton urged attendees to call or email their state legislators to support additional funding to address the state’s affordable housing needs. For more information about the League of Women Voters or the forum, contact Sandy Spence at 302-645-9559.

construction area channels stream water downstream without an adverse effect on water quality. But the late start date on the project means that the next phase of construction will require a waiver from MDE. By the end of March, George and Lynch will have completed the weir box and be ready to remove the steel pilings and reinstall them in the east end of the pond so that the pipes that currently divert stream water around the construction can be removed and the process of refilling the pond can begin. This will bring some water quality issues downstream. One concern is that the contractors are required to maintain a base flow while the pond is filling. That means a certain amount of water has to be let through to pass downstream. Otherwise, the streambed below the dam would dry up until the pond was full again. Local residents, members of the Galestown Millpond Association (GMA), have not received a written progress report from the county since the end of August although they did receive a verbal update in mid-September. As a result, the only source of information on the project for townspeople, who visit the construction site almost daily, is George and Lynch construction workers. It was a local resident who learned that work could be stopped because of Herring spawning downstream and contacted the STAR. Chris Baker, vice president of field operations for George and Lynch said, through a company spokesperson, that he’d heard nothing about fish spawning stopping work at the site. Harrington said they met with the site supervisor. Limpert, whose agency advises and consults with MDE, said, “We have a few details to work out but we don’t think any one of them is a show stopper.” He said he appreciated how badly local residents needed the road restored. But MDE is the permitting agency and they must issue the waiver. “We have to have something in writing and we don’t yet,” he said. But he indicated that the state had no plans to shut down construction for four months although they may require mitiga-

tion efforts to try to protect the resource – the fish. Both agencies indicated willingness to work with the contractor and the county to minimize sediment going downstream that would kill the fish eggs. Harrington said he met again with Limpert and project officials. He said he received some notes from Oner Yucel, project design engineer, when they met at the site on Feb. 13 explaining how they will address sediment control during the periods of extreme construction. But they will still need to send a letter formally requesting a waiver to work in the stream when they start working on the dam from the Galestown side. "Project engineers must get that to MDE at least two weeks before so that we can all agree that whatever sediment control practices are employed are adequate to protect the spawning fish downstream,” said Harrington. And if they can provide a plan to minimize sediment he indicated that both state agencies are willing to work with them. It looks like now there will be no instream work until April. Harrington said that the original plans indicated a silt filter but that cannot be installed under water so, what they are planning now, is a turbidity curtain to control sediment in open water. “The ultimate guidance I get is from Natural Resources Environmental Review,” he said. Tenanty said they are trying to move the project along to the point where the millpond is flooded again in April before the growth of non-aquatic species that took over the pond bottom last summer return. Residents know that the process of having that vegetation die off under water would not be pleasant. Also, they hope to restock the pond with fish by mid-spring. GMA has already ordered the fish from DNR. In related news, Del. Addie Eckardt has agreed to again sponsor Galestown’s Bond Bill to request funds for $150,000 in renovations at the Galestown Community Center. Linda Roy Walls, GMA president, said Senator Colburn has introduced a companion bill (SB 153) in the Senate.



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Bad news chases sleep away, good people offer hope I know better than to watch the 11 o’clock news. What with wars, YNN ARKS climate change and other environmental problems and the shenaniIt is absolutely imperative gans of the Bush administration, there is rarely anything the newscaster has to say that sends me off that we reclaim say over to a peaceful night of sleep. But there I was last Sunday what we eat and how it is night, not quite ready to turn out the lights but too sleepy to read. produced. Remote control in hand, I went from one channel to another — we only get five — in search of enterindicate an illness that could contaminate tainment. What I found was far from enthe meat. But in this slaughterhouse, emtertaining. ployees were using any means possible, The reporter was describing conditions including chains, with which they dragged in a California slaughterhouse, owned by them, and front-end loaders, to get the the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co. cows where they wanted them to go. One Accompanying her voice was a video shot employee was shown using a paddle to in the same slaughterhouse of cows, too beat a sick cow in the face, in an attempt sick to walk to their deaths. It is a violato get it to stand. tion of federal law for a cow that cannot The video, shot surreptitiously by the walk into a slaughterhouse to be killed for Humane Society of the United States, was consumption, as its inability to walk may taken in October and November. Since



Cape Henlopen tower to get rehab The popular public observation tower in the Fort Miles Historical Area of Cape Henlopen State Park will close one month for structural work beginning Monday, Feb. 18. "When we finish, the tower will look better and, more importantly, be safer for our visitors," said Cape Henlopen State Park administrator Patrick Cooper, noting the work is being done to maintain the 67year-old tower's structural integrity. Fort Miles' vital mission during World War II was to prevent enemy ships from entering the Delaware River to attack the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia, home to major shipbuilding and war industries. Built in 1941, the fort was armed with heavy coastal guns having a range up to 25 miles. In order to aim them, a network of reinforced concrete towers, known as Fire Control Towers, was built. At 94 feet 11 inches, Cape Henlopen's public observation tower is the tallest of 11 surviving Fire Control Towers along Delaware's Atlantic coastline, including four others on the park's grounds. By the late 1950s, the increasing use of long-range missiles had rendered Fort

Miles‚ defenses obsolete, and in 1964, 543 acres of the Army base were returned to the state of Delaware to form the heart of Cape Henlopen State Park. The fort was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. Some of the fort's surviving structures, including the towers, barracks and batteries, have been preserved and some are slated for restoration. A 12-inch big gun of the same type used at Fort Miles was set up in Battery 519 last year. Fort Miles draws thousands of visitors each year, including families, history buffs and veterans who come for tours and programs that bring its story to life. "We hope the work on the public observation tower will make visiting Fort Miles an even more enjoyable experience for our park visitors," Cooper said. "Our target is to have it reopened to the public in April, in time for spring." For more information about Cape Henlopen State Park or the Fort Miles Historical Area, call 645-8983 or visit the Web site

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did not damage the environment in any way. It wasn’t difficult to turn off the television after the slaughterhouse news. But the image of that cow, being beaten with a paddle, kept sleep away. Then, I remembered the Seaford beef farm run by Carlton and Jody Jones. I remembered my visit there last spring, when the pastures were lush and green and the cattle, standing in one, already-grazed, pasture and watching Carlton put up a temporary fence around another, greener, pasture, could hardly wait to get in there. The Joneses have transformed their traditional corn and soybean farm into an organic, all-grass-fed beef operation. “It is almost a sin, what we have done…with some of our farming practices,” Carlton said when I interviewed him. I also remembered Carlton telling me about how he slaughters his beef cattle. His practices stand in start contrast to those of the California slaughterhouse. “Carlton takes his cattle to the West Dover Butcher Shop, Dover, to be slaughtered,” I wrote in a story for this paper. “He transports them two at a time and always the evening before the slaughter is scheduled. ‘I want them to stay calm,’ he said.” There is hope, I told myself. And finally, I slept.

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OLYMPIC BOWLER- Sheila Butler of Seaford participates in a bowling activity as part of the Special Olympics Delaware Challenge Day, held on Feb. 12, at the Georgetown Center. Photo submitted

WHISTLING SWANS - Three Whistling Swans visited Collins Pond on the Georgetown/Bridgeville town line. There have been as many as 75 Whistling Swans stopping on their migratory route during this time of year. At this time, there are about 20 swans visiting the pond. They are identifiable by their mellow, rich, bugling call to each other, which sometimes continues throughout the night. Their habitat is the Arctic tundra; they breed in Alaska and Northern Canada east to Buffin Island and they winter along the Atlantic Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to North Carolina and from Washington to Baja, Calif. The Whistling Swan is the only swan likely to be seen in most of the East. (Source: Udvardy, Miklos, The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., publisher.) Photo submitted

GOOD TURN - Boy Scouts from Troop 381 participated in the annual food drive for the Good Turn for America program. They collected around 1,400 pieces of non-perishable foods which was delivered to the Seaford Mission. This is the fourth year that the scouts have worked hard to gather foods for the Mission. A great big thanks goes out to the members of the community who donated the food to make the food drive a success. Pictured are Scoutmaster Marty Rutter, Andrew Rutter, Steve Miller, Matthew Zoller, Tawn Beard, Tyler Justice, Andy Bell, Charles Michel, Christopher Michel, Assistant Scoutmaster Paula Zoller, Andrew Solomon and Kieran Clucas. Photo submitted

CLIENT APPRECIATION - Held in December, at the Rt. 13 office of Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc., Realtors Judy Rhodes and Karen Hamilton sponsored a Client Appreciation Night where participants had a chance to win a week’s stay at a resort of their choice, as well as other various prizes. Pictured are the winners of the trip, Greg and Shayne Meyers along with Karen Hamilton, far left and Judy Rhodes, far right. Corporate sponsorship for the evening was provided by Treg Adams of First Horizon Home Loans. Past clients of both Realtors came in and shared good food and fun giveaways. Photo submitted

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Woodbridge School Board gets update on Strategic Plan By Cathy Shufelt

Woodbridge High School Senior, Spencer Williams, presented part of his Senior Project to the Woodbridge School Board at their meeting on Feb. 12. Williams did research on the benefits of having athletic trainers located on site at area high schools. He reported that athletic trainers are “multi-purpose health providers” who provide patient education, help reduce costs for schools, and are able to attend athletic events. They are first on the scene should an athlete need medical attention. This allows student athletes to receive faster treatment with more treatment options. Williams told the board that he had himself needed the help of an athletic trainer, and because Woodbridge recently hired one, he was able to get medical help faster and thus reduced his chance of needing long term medical treatment. Seniors at Woodbridge High School complete Senior Projects as part of their graduation requirements. Dr. Kevin Carson updated the board on the district’s Strategic Plan stating that, “All three buildings are working very hard to make sure students

Seaford Election Election day in Seaford will be Saturday, April 19. On the ballot will be the mayor’s seat, currently held by Ed Butler, and two council seats, currently held by Rhea Shannon and Pat Jones. Deadline for people to register to run for a seat is 5 p.m. Friday, March 28. Residents of the city must also be registered to vote by that time. On election day, voters will be required to show proof of identity and as well as proof that they live in the city. Acceptable forms of identification will include a driver’s license or any other official card with a picture on it, a current utility bill, bank statement, pay check or lease or sales agreement.

Lions Club variety show The Seaford Lions Club 69th annual variety show, “Signs of the Times”, will be held on March 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaford High School auditorium. Tickets are $7 in advance

are successful on the DSTP.” He also told the board they would know more about how successful their plan is in June and that he and staff members would present a follow up report at that time. As part of the district’s Strategic Plan, recruitment and retention of good teachers is vital to the district’s success. In May, Woodbridge administrators will attend a teacher recruitment conference where they will meet with prospective new teachers and other education professionals. Reporting on another aspect of the Strategic Plan, Dr. Sue Dutton told board members that the Coverdale Community Center has extended their evening and weekend library hours, and the Adult Literacy Program is moving forward. Also, computers have been installed at the center for use by students who live in the area as well as adults who will be enrolled in the adult programs sponsored by the center. Brian Bassett, Supervisor of Administrative Services, informed board members of the results of the bid process for a new pole building located at the Farm Site. The board discussed the proposed location, size, and potential future uses of the building, and $9 at the door. Tickets are available at Penco, Home Team Realty, and Wilmington Trust (Stein Highway, Seaford). For more information, call 629-4179.

Kiwanis offers scholarships The Kiwanis Club of Seaford is offering three scholarships to graduating seniors residing in the Seaford School District. Two scholarships are funded by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation and will be $4,000 each. The third scholarship for $4,000 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 629-3652. The application deadline is April 7.

Meeting date changed The Bridgeville Commissioners’ regular March meeting at Town Hall in Bridgeville has been changed to Monday, March 17.

and voted to approve the funds needed to begin the project. The building will be used initially for storage, but will be built with future plans in mind. Potential futures uses for the building include a concession stand or more space for the Agricultural Program. Dr. Carson was happy to re-

port that Heritage Shores will be sponsoring a Golf Team for Woodbridge High School students, and the course at Heritage Shores will be their home course. Students will have free use of the course, practice times and have special perks for the top ten players on the team.

The students have also been given golf equipment by Heritage Shores. There will also be summer programs for younger students. Dr. Carson thanked the staff and Golf Pro at Heritage Shores for their support of Woodbridge High School students and the district as a whole.

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Join in the Full Moon Party with Thai food More than likely, you won’t be spending tomorrow night in Koh ORETTA NORR Phangan. But a lot of other people will. The tropical Thai paradise of white sand beaches and swaying palms is home to the biggest monthly bash in the world – the Full Moon Party. This gala has increased in global notoriety to the point where 7,000 to 10,000 revelers are expected to party on the beautiful crescent-shaped beach. The party starts at dusk and doesn’t end until dawn. In between, there Easy Basil Chicken Stir-Fry is music for every taste, fireworks and plenty of food. 2 to 4 fresh boneless chicken breasts You may not be able to celebrate all (roughly 1 per person), cut into strips night like the lunatics who’ll be at the parIf using frozen chicken, thaw first. ty but you can toast their stamina and the 2 thumb-size pieces ginger, sliced finely new moon with these authentic and very into matchstick-like pieces easy Thai stir-fry recipes. Vegetables. Use your own assortment, based on what is fresh and available, or Easy Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry what you have in your kitchen. Suggestions include: 12 to 15 medium to large shrimp (if 1 each of green, red, and/or yellow bell frozen, allow to thaw quickly in a bowl peppers, chopped into bite-size pieces of cool water) Handful of fresh shiitake mushrooms, 2 tablespoon oyster sauce sliced. If using dried, be sure to soak in 2 tablespoon soy sauce hot water until tender. 1 tablespoon fish sauce Roughly 1 cup snow peas, left whole if 1 tablespoon brown sugar small, or cut in half if large 6 or 7 cloves minced garlic (or 1 and 1/2 1 or 2 fresh red or green chilies, sliced, tablespoon prepared pureed garlic) or substitute up to 1 tablespoon chili 2 to 3 tablespoons canola (or other oil) for sauce (see sauce mixture below) stir frying Approximately 1 cup fresh basil (or 1 Optional, for spicy shrimp: 1 or 2 fresh red package). Leaves should be left whole chilies, minced (de-seeded if you prefer less spice) Lime or lemon wedges Handful of fresh coriander



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Make the marinade sauce by combining in a mixing bowl the oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, garlic and 1/2 the fresh chili (if using). Stir well. If your shrimp are shelled or raw, remove all of the shell up to the tail (leaving the tail on makes them easier to eat). Devein the shrimp by running a sharp knife along the spine of the shrimp to remove the black “vein.” If you want to butterfly the shrimp, make an inch-long cut into the end of each shrimp, through the spine where you removed the vein. Place shrimp in the marinade and stir well to coat. Heat some oil in a wok or frying pan. When hot, add the shrimp with the marinade. Stir fry 2 to 3 minutes, or until shrimp are plump and pink (but also lightly browned from the sauce). Do not overcook, or shrimp will turn rubbery. This dish can be served two ways. For a dinner or lunch entree, simply slide the shrimp with the sauce onto a serving platter. Sprinkle with coriander and the rest of the chili (if using). Add lemon or lime wedges to the side and serve with rice, flatbread, or crusty French loaf. If serving at a party or as an appetizer, use tongs to pick shrimp out of the pan, allowing most of the sauce to drip back into the pan. Arrange the shrimp on a serving platter, adding a sprinkling of fresh coriander and remaining chili (if using). Add lime or lemon wedges on the side. Pour the sauce from the pan into a small bowl. Place the bowl next to the shrimp on the serving patter and serve.


until ready to use. Marinade: 1 teaspoon cornstarch powder dissolved in 4 tablespoons soy sauce First, prepare the chicken by cutting it into bite-size strips. Create a marinade for the chicken by dissolving 1 teaspoon cornstarch powder in 4 tablespoons soy sauce. Pour this over the chicken and stir well to coat. Add the shiitake mushrooms to this mixture. Allow this mixture to marinate while you prepare the other ingredients. Make the stir fry sauce (below) by mixing all sauce ingredients together in a cup. Set beside the stove. Chop up all the vegetables (except for the basil) and place together in a bowl. Set beside the stove. Heat a wok or deep frying pan over medium-high heat until hot (about 1 minute). Add 2 tablespoons oil plus the ginger. Stir fry for about 30 seconds. Add the chicken and mushroom mixture to the wok, including the marinade. Stir fry for 3 to 5 minutes, or until chicken is no longer translucent inside. Do not over-cook, or the meat will become tough. Stir frying tip: When wok or frying pan becomes too dry, add a little water 1 tablespoon at a time, just enough to keep ingredients frying nicely. Water adds moisture but not the fat of more oil.

Add all the vegetables (except the basil). Stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes in the same way, adding a little water to the pan when necessary. Vegetables should turn bright in color, but still retain much of their crispness. Do not over-cook. Add the sauce and stir well. Turn off the heat. Chop up the basil and add half to the wok. Stir briefly to mix in. Place on a serving platter, or portion out directly onto plates together with plenty of Thai jasmine rice. Top with a final sprinkling of the remaining basil. Stir Fry Sauce 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 teaspoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons oyster sauce 2 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon chili sauce if not using fresh chilies, or in addition to fresh chilies if you like it extra hot 2 tablespoons vegetable oil for stir-frying, such as canola or grapeseed Recipes adapted from Darlene Schmidt at Guide to Thai Food.

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DEC seeks applicants for Capitol tour Delaware Electric Cooperative announces that it will sponsor an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for two high school juniors, June 15-19. Students will have the opportunity to learn about federal and state government, attend educational seminars, visit with their U.S. House and Senate members and visit some of the historical sites in Washington. Along with these exciting opportunities, delegates will gain a valuable understanding of how electric cooperatives have played a significant role in modernizing rural America. There will also be time for recreation as delegates from electric cooperatives across the country enjoy a boat cruise, dinner dance and many other exciting opportunities. Students must be a current high school junior in good standing who has demonstrated leadership ability and parents or guardians must receive electric service from the Delaware Electric Cooperative. If you fit this criteria and are looking for an exciting opportunity this summer to learn more about your government and your electric cooperative, contact your high school social studies or history teacher for a nomination form or contact Delaware Electric Co-op at or by phone at 302349-3118. Delaware Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility serving over 72,000 memberowners in Kent and Sussex County. For more information, visit

Guide to Delaware fishing ponds now available online For the first time, Delaware’s Public Ponds, a guide to public fishing ponds in Delaware, is available online at the DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s website, This publication, now in its fifth edition, gives a short summary of fish populations, vegetation coverage, facilities and special conditions at each of DNREC’s 32 public fishing ponds. The information is based on the most recent surveys of the fish populations. The fisheries data will be able to be updated as soon as it is tabulated. This year’s guide can be downloaded and printed from the website. For more information about the guide or public fishing ponds in Delaware, call 302-653-2887 or the Fisheries Section at 302739-9914.

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Community Bulletin Board Events Delaware Tech 50+ activities

Seniors, become involved in social and fitness activities offered by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Web a possibility on Feb. 23 is for those who are new to the Internet or want to learn more. For complete information about activities or to become a member of the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Tech, call 302856-5618.

Seaford Heritage Days

Re-live the rich history of Seaford and western Sussex County from the days of the area’s first natives, to the arrival of John Smith and the English explorers, divided loyalties during the Civil War, to present day during “Seaford Heritage Days,” Memorial Day weekend, May 23, 24 and 25. Crafters, food vendors, artisans and living historians are invited to meet the public and sell their wares during this three-day event at the Governor Ross Plantation in Seaford. For information, contact Paula Gunson at the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce 629-9690 or 800416-GSCC.

Greenwood Library Tax-Aide

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. 27, March 12, 26 and April 9. Anyone interested must call to schedule an appointment. This program is open to the public at no charge. Those taking advantage of this free service need to bring all pertinent documentation for their 2007 tax return, a copy of their 2006 tax return and social security cards, for all listed on the return to their scheduled appointment. To make an appointment or for more information, call the Greenwood Public Library at 349-5309. The Greenwood Public Library is located on the corner of Market Street (DE Route 16) and Mill Street, just east of the railroad tracks, Greenwood.

Seaford Lions Club’s basket bingo

The Seaford Lions Club will hold a Longaberger basket bingo on Thursday, Feb. 28, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several baskets including the collectors club membership basket, American crafts traditions medium market basket and oval bowl basket as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the large hamper, 10” American work basket or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact any Seaford Lions member, or call at 629-8685.

Seaford Lions Club variety show

The Seaford Lions Club 69th annual variety show, “Signs of the Times”, will be held on March 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaford High School auditorium.

Tickets are $7 in advance and $9 at the door. Tickets are available at Penco, Home Team Realty, and Wilmington Trust (Stein Highway, Seaford). For more information, call 629-4179.

Bridgeville election

The town of Bridgeville commission election will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2008, in the Town Hall, 101 North Main St., between the hours of noon and 7 p.m. Registered voters will receive notification of their voting district by mail. Every resident of the town who is 18 years of age shall have one vote, provided he/she has registered on the “Books of Registered Voters” of the town of Bridgeville. A person may register at the Town Hall during regular office hours by completing such forms as provided by the town. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Delaware horse expo

Saturday, March 15, Delaware Horse Expo at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information, education, entertainment, shopping. Admission $5, children 12 and under admitted free. For info, call 398-4630, ext. 110, or visit

DDR Dance-off

On Friday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m., the Greenwood Public Library will hold its first DDR dance-off for area youth up to age 16. This program is made possible due to a generous grant from Wal-Mart in Seaford. Pre-registration is preferred since space is limited. For more information, or to preregister for this event please call the Greenwood Library at 349-5309. The Greenwood Library is located on the corner of Market and Mill Street.

Free tax assistance

AARP-Tax Aide is offering free tax counseling and preparation through April 15 for senior and low-income taxpayers of all ages. AARP-Tax Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will assist with personal tax returns at the following locations: • Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, 629-4939. • Seaford Public Library, 402 N. Porter St., Seaford, 629-2524. • Greenwood Public Library, Market and Mill streets, Greenwood, 349-5309. • Bridgeville Public Library, Market and Laws streets, Bridgeville, 337-7401. • Laurel Public Library, 101 E. 4th St., Laurel, 875-3184. • Delmar Public Library, 101 North BiState Boulevard, Delmar, 846-9894. Evening appointments are available at the Seaford Library, all other locations are daytime appointments. Call for an appointment. Service is also available for homebound individuals.

Babies and toddlers ‘stay & play’

The ‘Parents As Teachers’ (PAT) stay & play - parents and children (birth to age four) are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. No registration required. Sessions are Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Parent educator,

Cris Henderson. Call Anna Scovell at 8565239 for more information.

Fitness classes

Fitness classes will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. A seven week session will start the week of Feb. 25 & 26 and meet in St. John’s UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford. Beginners to intermediate participants are welcome to try a free class to see if it meets your needs. Classes are co-ed and non-competitive. For more information or to register call AFAA certified fitness professional Carol Lynch at 629-7539.

Georgetown Library events

Hometown pictures has returned to the Georgetown Public Library. The exhibit will be open to the public during the normal hours of the library in the conference

room. For more information call the library at 856-7958. The Georgetown Public Library will hold story time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. For more information call the library 856-7958. The library is sponsoring popcorn and a movie on the first Friday of every month.

Library learning journeys

On Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Public Library, representatives from the Delaware Division of Libraries will present the Delaware Library Learning Journeys program; a library reading and learning adventure designed to support you on your own personal reading and learning path. All who attend will receive a copy of Between the Lines, the Delaware Library Learning Journal, along with instruction and helpful hints on how to best utilize it.


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Casino night

Laurel American Legion Post #19 on Rt. 24 will hold a casino night on Friday, Feb. 29, from7 p.m.-1 a.m. Admission is $5 and includes beer, soda, food, snacks, door prizes and fun. The public is invited. Must be over 21.

Little League’s basket bingo

Nanticoke Little League will hold a Longaberger basket bingo on Tuesday, March 4, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several baskets including the medium wash day and large hamper as prizes. Many baskets also include liners and protectors. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact any Nanticoke Little League member, or call at 875-2947.

Reflective sign program

“If we can’t find you – we can’t help you.” Reflective 911 address signs are available. The Laurel Fire Department wants to be able to find you in an emergency. Many times fire and EMS responses are delayed from being able to locate the address. These 911 reflective signs measure 6” x 18” and are completely reflective. Signs are available with numbers horizontal, or vertical. Each sign costs $15 and can be installed for an additional $5. Order your reflective address marker today. It may help save your life or someone you love. Call 875-3081 for further information.

Fundraiser for special olympics

The Delmar Lions Club is selling a Longaberger basket with the Delmar’s school colors of blue and orange around the rim for $49. There is also a wildcat lid for $30 that can be purchased. All proceeds go to sponsored projects like the visually and hearing impaired and special olympics. To purchase, or for information, call Mildred Riley 846-3846.

Museums in America

On Monday, March 3, the Methodist Manor House and the Seaford Historical Society will present the “Development of Museums in America” by guest speaker Deb Wool, curator of the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village. The program will take place at 7 p.m. at the Manor House and is free to the public. For further information call 628-9828.

Strawberry festival

This year’s annual Strawberry Festival, May 24, promises to be the biggest and best ever for Mary Mother of Peace Church, located on Rt. 24 & Mt. Joy Road in Millsboro. Because it’s the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, the festival grows bigger each year. The hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Bazaar is well attended and previous crafters, pleased with their results, keep coming back each year. The fee is very reasonable - $15 for a space, $5 for a table. The Columbiettes try to make it as easy as possible for the crafter by trying to make sure they can park next to their space, as well making sure they have relief for breaks, and providing refreshments. There will be many new crafts of all types, at the Strawberry Festival, as well as food, plants,

strawberry shortcake, baked goodies, and prizes. This is a fun day for the community and the church. The event is sponsored by the Bishop Burke Council of the Columbiettes, and the proceeds go toward many charities the Columbiettes support. There are still openings for any crafter interested in participating. Contact Doris Tippett, 9458137, for more information

Easter craft night

On Thursday, March 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Greenwood Public Library will be holding an Easter craft night. The craft will be a whimsical grapevine wreath decorated with an adorable pompom Easter bunny. A sample is on display at the library. The activity is open to all ages 10 and up. All materials will be provided at a cost of $2 per person. Pre-registration and prepayment is required by Feb. 29

Brontia Allen benefit

Brontia Allen was a courageous 14-yearold girl that fought a two-year battle with heart and lung disease. On Jan. 28, 2008 Brontia lost her battle. A basket bingo on March 13, will assist Brontia’s mother and brothers with the funeral and medical expenses. The bingo will start at 7 p.m. at the Millsboro Civic Center, located in Millsboro. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the large hamper, 10” American work basket or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For tickets call 302-858-1489.

Nanticoke Derby

Nanticoke Health Services will be hosting the 22nd annual Dinner and Auction on April 19, at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse. This year’s theme is “The Nanticoke Derby,” so get those “Derby Hats” out of the closet and get ready for “The Greatest Race” in thoroughbred history. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Charity Endowment Prescription Fund and a certified Stroke Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Delaware National Bank will be atop the starting gate as the Presenting sponsor. Don Moore will once lead the spirited live auction. The cost to attend is $75 per person. Sponsorship packages are available. For further information and questions contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 6296611, ext. 2404.

Dinner dance auction

A Fund raiser for scholarship fund and support of Delaware’s Equine (horse) Industry will be held March 28 at 6 p.m., Harrington Exhibitors’ Hall. Music will be by The Jones Boys, and catering by Marilyn’s. This is sponsored by the Delaware Equine Council. Cost is $30 per person; tickets available now through March 15, call 629-5233, or Chick’s in Harrington.

Longaberger basket bingo

A Longaberger basket bingo, benefiting the Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen Organization, will be held Wednesday, March 5, at the Millsboro Fire Company Banquet Hall. The event includes 20 bingo games with Longaberger baskets as prizes. All baskets will be filled with Easter goodies. The event will also feature a chinese auction with a variety of items, including Vera Bradley. Featured guests will include Chelsea Betts, Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen 2007, and Brittany Dempsey, Miss


Delaware 2007. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For advance tickets call 934-9797.

Lions Club variety show

The Bridgeville Lions Club proudly presents their 55th annual variety show, “Take Me Out To The Ball Game,” on Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, at the Woodbridge High School Auditorium, Laws Street, Bridgeville. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 each and are available from any Bridgeville Lions Club member or at the door. Join us for an evening of family entertainment.

Preschoolers story time

Parents, caregivers and children ages two to five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Library’s preschool story time. Story time is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.

Veteran benefits

Laurie White of the Veteran Services will be at the CHEER Community Center on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. until noon to answer questions on Veteran benefits. This service is free to all Veterans of any era and there is no appointment necessary. The CHEER Community Center is located at Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. For further information call the community center at 302-854-9500.

Tax preparation

The CHEER Community Center located at Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, Georgetown is scheduling appointments to have your taxes done. Appointments can be made from 9

a.m. until 2 p.m. Bring the following information with you when coming to your appointment: last year’s return, W-2, social security cards or individual tax identification and a valid photo ID. For further information call the center at 854-9500.

CHEER dinner theater

Join the members and guests of the CHEER Long Neck center for an evening of mystery and delight on Friday, Feb. 29, for their “Murder at Mardi Gras” mystery dinner. The evening will begin at 4:30 p.m., doors are opening, until the mystery is solved. Cost for the dinner and mystery theater is $10 for members and $12.95 for non-members. For more information or tickets call the centers at 945-3551.Tickets are limited please call early to purchase.

AARP safety program course

The Greenwood CHEER Center, located at 12713 Sussex Hwy., in Greenwood, will host a 1-day, 4 hour refresher AARP Driver Safety Program Course on Tuesday, March 4. This course will be held from 12:304:30 p.m. and the cost is $10 per participant. Make checks payable to AARP. You must register in advance for this course and must have had the AARP Driver Safety Program course within the last three years to take the refresher course. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a 15 percent deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. For more information or to register call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Junior Miss scholarship program

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PAGE 20 must be high school juniors graduating in 2009. Delaware’s Junior Miss is a non-profit organization which offers scholarship monies for high school girls. The winner will represent Delaware at the America’s Junior Miss National Finals in June at Mobile, Ala. There is no entry fee and the application deadline is April 4. Contact the state chairman at 302-373-1575 or 302-841-7080 or go to for an application.

Meetings AARP chapter #5340

MORNING STAR • FEBRUARY 21 - 27, 2008 munity. These meetings are open to the public and are held the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Sussex County Administrative Office just south of Wilmington Trust Bank on Rt. 113 in Georgetown. Heidi Kelley of Compassionate Care Hospice will speak at the meeting on March 12 and Cheryl Jankowski of Griswold Special Care will present information at the April 9 meeting. Any other agencies interested in presenting information on their services that benefit seniors in Sussex County are asked to contact President Al Hahn at 436-2157 or Vice President Linda Rogers at 856-5815.

Georgetown’s AARP Chapter #5340 will meet March 3, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown with luncheon at noon. Guest speaker is Ginny Taylor Sparks a registered yoga teacher. Topic will be the benefits of yoga, and chair yoga with a demonstration. Cost of the lunch is $15 per person. Call Anita Wright 856-6215 for reservations that are needed by Feb. 26. New members are welcome.

Coast Guard Auxiliary

Ladies golf association

Cancer support group

Heritage Shores ladies golf association held its opening meeting on Feb. 13 to welcome potential new members. Those who attended were greeted by the existing members of the association and Head Golf professional Dan Elliott. Ladies who are still interested in joining for the 2008 season are warmly invited to call for information as the season will kick off on March 26. A calendar full of fun games with friendly competition awaits lady golfers at all levels of play. We look forward to seeing many new faces this season. Interested ladies should call Cinda Allison 337-7655.

Western Democrats meet

The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its regular meeting at Duke’s Pool House, Sycamore Road, Laurel, at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 25. After a covered dish dinner, the club members will discuss the adoption of club by-laws and a training session for the registration of voters will be held. All interested persons and newcomers to the area are invited to attend the club meetings.

Republican Women’s Club meets

The Seaford Republican Women’s Club will meet Thursday, Feb. 28, at 10:30 a.m., at Marina’s Restaurant, 16 North Market St., in Blades. The speaker will be George Parish, Sussex County Office of the Clerk of the Peace. He will discuss the duties of his office and his new vision of the office. Lunch is optional at $11. The public is invited. For further information, call Sharlana Edgell at 629-7123.

Acorn Club meets

The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford is celebrating “International Relations” on Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m., at the Seaford Public Library. They are having a forum made up of foreign students discussing their experiences in the United States. The hostesses are Mabel Gassaway and Libby Himes and their committee.

New Century Club meets

The GFWC - Laurel New Century Club will meet on Tuesday, March 4, at the Pizza King in Seaford. Lunch will be at 11:30 followed by a short business meeting.

S.A.L.T. Council meets

The S.A.L.T. (seniors and lawmen together) Council is inviting speakers to the monthly meetings in an attempt to raise awareness of available services in the com-

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

Marine Corps League

The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford. The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the second Monday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.

Trips Adult Plus+ February trips

Take a day-trip in February with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Trips are available to the general public with discounts offered to Adult Plus+ members. Sign up for “Mummers & Luncheon,” on Feb. 28, to take a guided tour of the Mummers Museum in Philadelphia and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. For more information, or to register for trips, contact Adult Plus+ by calling 302856-5618.

U.S. Naval Academy June 24

Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 will visit the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., on June 24. Cost is $64 per person. Bus leaves Peeble’s parking lot at 7 a.m.. View exhibits and do a walking tour of the Academy. Have lunch at Phillips restaurant (included), before doing some shopping. Board the Harbor Queen for a narrated sightseeing cruise of Annapolis Harbor and the banks of the Academy. A few seats are still available. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

Laurel Senior Center trip

Laurel Senior Center is planning a trip to Branson, Mo., on May 17-25. Cost is $735 per person (double occupancy). It includes nine days, eight nights, 14 meals, and seven fabulous Branson shows. For more information call 875-2536.

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre trip

Nanticoke Senior Center’s Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Trip, “All Shook Up,” on Thursday, March 20, at 8 a.m., Lancaster, Pa. Cost is $70 members, $75 non-members. ‘All Shook Up’ is a hot-rod musical that takes place during 1955. The musical

has 24 Elvis Presley tunes that will kick start memories and have you jumping out of your seat. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, snacks from center, dinner theatre. For questions and sign-ups call 6294939.

AARP #915 Bus trips

AARP #915 are planning bus trips for 2008. New York Day Trip - May 24, cost $42 per person. Call 410-754-8588 Azalea Festival, Norfolk, Va., April 1720, cost is $489. Call 410-822-2314. Hamptons, N.Y., May 16-18, cost is $480 double and $675 for singles. Call 410673-7856. Colorado, June 20-30, cost is $879 per person. Call 410-822-2314. Branson, Mo - Sept. 12-20, cost is $875 per person. Call 410-822-2314. New England, Islands, Back Roads, Mountains, Oct. 13-19, cost is $1085 double, and $1335 single. Call 410-673-7856. Myrtle Beach - Nov. 10-13, cost $430 per person. Call 410-754-8588.

LHS ‘The Music Man’

LHS Performing Arts Department will be performing the ever popular musical, Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man”. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, February 22 and 23, and Thursday and Friday, Feb. 28 and 29, at 7:30 p.m. and March 1 at 1:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors with proper ID. Tickets are available by contacting the Laurel High School Performing Arts Department at 8756120, or stopping by the High School Office. Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man” is presented with permission by Music Theatre International, New York, N.Y.

Longaberger bus trip

The Midnight Madness travel team will be heading to Ohio to visit the basket capital of the world - Longaberger on April 1012. Package includes tour of Longaberger’s home office, homestead, factory store and Dresden, Ohio. Longaberger will be hosting their annual Spring Fling during the trip, which includes numerous vendors and Dash for Baskets. Each traveling guest will receive a Longaberger basket filled with goodies, door prizes and lodging. Pre-registration required. For additional information call 2458842 or email

Sight and sound trip

A bus trip to see ‘Daniel and the Lions’ Den’ at the Millennium Theatre will be on Thursday, April 24. Cost is $92 per person for show and buffet at Hershey Farms Restaurant. Departure will be from St. George’s United Methodist Church parking lot at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call 846-2301 or 875-7645.

AARP Chapter #1084 trips Ride the Rails, West Virginia May 21-23, 3 days-2 nights. Cost is $420 (double occupancy), included are: two breakfasts, two dinners, and one box lunch. Enjoy a bus ride through the Allegheny Mountains and a stop at Backbone Mt. Windmill Farms before going on to Thomas, W.Va., for some shopping time. Arrive at Canaan Valley Resort for your dinner and lodging. Day two you ride three trains! The New Tygart Flyer, Cheat Mountain Salamander, and the Durbin Rocket, including a box lunch. Day three, a visit to Blackwater Falls State Park before departing for home.

Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180. Cancellation insurance available for $36. New Hampshire, White Mountains AARP, Seaford Chapter #1084, trip to New Hampshire, White Mountains, Oct. 13-16, 4 days-3 nights. Cost is $650, double occupancy. Included are: four breakfasts, one buffet lunch and two dinners. Accommodations/Margate Resort Hotel, Laconia, N.H. Visit Franconia Notch State Park, the Flume, famous Chutter’s store, Sugar Hill Sampler, and Harman’s Cheese & Country Store. A two-hour ride aboard the Café Lafayette dinner train. Also ride the Lake Winnipesaukee scenic railroad. Take a cruise ship across Lake Winnipesaukee to Mount Washington, visit Hampshire Pewter, the village of Wolfeboro and much more. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180. Cancellation insurance available for $48.

Food Spring luncheon

A luncheon will be on Saturday, March 8, at St. George’s United Methodist Church located between Laurel and Delmar, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oyster fritters, homemade chicken salad and hot dogs with homemade soups (cream of crab, vegetable and peas and dumplings). Also baked goods and crafts for sale. For more information, call 846-2301.

Breakfast cafe

VFW 4961 breakfast cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.

Fish fry Fridays

Fish dinners each Friday night until March 6, at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Hall. Dinner runs from 4:30 until 7 p.m. Adults $7.50 and children $3.50. Includes ‘heart smart’ flounder (or fish sticks), macaroni and cheese, homemade coleslaw, green beans and a roll. Beverages for those eating in. Take-outs are available. Look for the sign in front of the church. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

Beef & dumpling dinner

A beef & dumpling dinner will be held Feb. 23, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Delmar Fire House. Advance tickets only. Adults and carry outs, $10; children (12 and under) $5. Proceeds benefit D.F.D. Ladies Auxiliary. For ticket information, call 302-8463314, or 875-2195.

Chicken & dumpling dinner

On Saturday, March 8, from 3-5 p.m., a Chicken and dumpling dinner-fundraiser will be held at Bethel Church Community House, Oak Grove. Dinner includes beverage, roll & dessert. Carry outs available: $7.50 — your support is always greatly appreciated. For ticket information call Lucy Slacum, 629-7117.

Covered dish dinner

On Saturday, March 15, at 6 p.m., a Covered Dish Dinner will be held at Bethel Church Community House, Oak Grove. Karaoke music will be provided for the evening. Call Jerry Butler for details 6296319. 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 628 West Stein Hwy., Seaford.



Ill LHS grad could use help of his community As I walked into the accounting office a couple of weeks ago at AT URPHY W.C. Littleton’s, there was the familiar face of “Binky” O’Neal at I asked myself how Binky his desk with a big smile on his can keep that smile on his face. On his head was a dark blue New York Giants football hat that face. And I wondered if I he was wearing proudly. would be able to even He had told me earlier that his come close to handling Giants were going to the Super this situation with the Bowl. After the Giants pulled the major upset, I decided to stop into cheerful attitude he has. Littleton’s to visit with Binky and Craig the Monday after the game. cluding his home church Centenary, will Binky was not there as the effects from help, but perhaps you feel like you can his latest round of treatments for his canhelp too. cer had pulled him down and he was runYou know we never know to which of ning a fever. For those of you who do not us these things are going to happen. But know, Richard O’Neal, called Binky in his one thing for sure — we are all in this life school days and still called that by many together. If you have questions, call W.C. of us, is a Laurel graduate, class of 1965. Littleton’s and ask for Debbie, Juanita or A quiet person who loves the fresh waters Craig, and they will tell you of the needs. of the local ponds and creeks, Binky is still anxiously waiting for the boat ramp in The Delmar Lions’ annual awards banLaurel to become a reality. quet is Saturday, Feb. 23, at Delmar VFW. Binky worked in the Laurel town hall The next day, the Friends of Laurel Lifor many years and is a quiet but familiar brary are holding their annual beef and face to us all. With the cancer treatments dumplin’ dinner at the VFW. Tickets are taking the weight off him and even more, available at the library. sapping his strength, he has trudged on, trying to work as much as possible and ofThe cup stacking regional champiten being there when he probably shouldonships in Laurel drew a large audience n’t be. Saturday and some stackers from Laurel Craig and Juanita Littleton have been placed well. (See the story on page one.) very good to Binky but his problems have Grandfather Josh McNeil had his grandrecently multiplied as his wife, Irene, who children practicing at 8 a.m., an hour behas had medical issues for some years fore the event even started. Said McNeil, now, has to go two or three times a week “They just love it and its good for them.” for kidney dialysis. Binky often, although McNeil’s grandchildren are Tina, age 7, he will not admit it, barely has the strength and Tommy, age 11. to take her. Nearby was a young man several years When I thought about it more I asked older, hard at practice. He was from Laurel myself how Binky can keep that smile on High School, in Laurel, Md. His name is his face. And I wondered if I would be Malcom Richardson and I am sure he also able to even come close to handling this did well. Well, Garrett Lydic, our 2006 situation with the cheerful attitude he has. state of Delaware Teacher of the Year, has I asked Binky if I could tell this story really put Laurel on the map with this one. the other day and after a long pause and quiet yes I decided I wanted to share this Laurel Fire Department is selling those with you. Binky does not want to admit to magnetic signs that make it easier for them it, but he needs transportation help, ento locate you in the case of an emergency. couragement and yes, money to meet this Call 875-3081 for further information. tremendous burden they are under. I feel certain a couple of the local churches, inBy now everyone (I think) is aware that


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Church Bulletins Hymn sing

Laurel Baptist Church will be having a Hymn sing on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. ‘The Revived’ will be praising the Lord in song. The church is located on the west side of 13 A, approximately two miles south of town. Any questions, call Shirley at 8752314 or 875-7998.

Homemade Easter eggs

Homemade Easter eggs by Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley Street, Seaford. First ever, still the best on the shore. Peanut butter, butter cream and coconut cream. Please order by March 16. Pick up March 19. Cost is $3.00 each. To order please call 629-9751 or 6299755.

All Saints’ Lenten programs

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Lenten Programs will be held on Wednesdays of Lent. Litany will be at 6:15 p.m., followed by nourishing soup dinner and a short, informal program. Bring a friend and enjoy the fellowship. Program ends at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 - “The Reformation” from AD 1483 to AD 1564. March 5 - “Age of Reason and Piety” AD 1543 to AD 1738. March 12 - “New World Christianity” AD 1492 to AD 1770.

Delaware Pro-Life Convention

The Delaware Pro-Life Coalition will hold its 21st annual convention on Saturday, March 8, at the Holiday Inn Select in Claymont. This day-long event includes five nationally-renowned speakers.

The costs for the event are as follows: $45 for learning sessions only; $35 for banquet only; and $70 for learning sessions and banquet. For further information or registration call Joanne Laird at 302-479-5613 or visit

tend. Registration deadline is Feb. 17. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road in Seaford, approximately 1-1/2 miles north of Stein Hwy (Rt. 20). For more information and a printable registration form, please visit

Seaford Ministerium services

Gospel Concert

Gospel Concert being held at St. George’s United Methodist Church, St. George’s Road, South Alt. 13, Laurel, on Sunday, March 2, at 7 p.m. Christian music presented by Don Murray Family. For more information call 875-2273.

Evangelist Rick Lairsey will be preaching two power-packed, Holy Ghost “Fresh Fire” Revival Services at the Clarence Street Church of God in Seaford, on Thursday, Feb 21, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb 24, at 11 am. Evangelist Lairsey has been ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the last 33 years. His anointed messages bring healing, deliverance and strength to those in need. Come, and leave changed and challenged by the Word or God. Call the church at 629-9443 for more info.

‘Extreme Makeover’

St. Paul’s U.M.C. gospel music

This is to notify persons that there is a correction to the listing of churches sponsoring the Lenten services and lunches. The corrected schedule is as follows: Lenten services sponsored by the Greater Seaford Ministerium began on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Seaford Presbyterian Church. Services begin at noon at rotating designated churches and will be followed by a light lunch. The schedule of churches is as follows: Feb. 27 - Atlanta Road Alliance Church March 5 - Mount Olivet United Methodist Church March 12 - Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church.

Men’s Seminar at Alliance Church

The nationally acclaimed Man in the Mirror’s “Rewired” Seminar is coming to Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford, on Saturday, March 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ray Hilbert, best-selling author and regional Promise Keepers leader will be the facilitator. All men are invited to participate. Come and learn how God “rewires” men’s hearts to build a passionate faith.Cost of the seminar is $60 which includes syllabus, follow-up materials and lunch. There is no charge for pastors to at-

The Christian Church of Seaford will be the site of an “Extreme Makeover” with Evangelist J.D. Segroves beginning March 2 and continuing through March 5. Renew your spirit and your relationships beginning Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Christian Church of Seaford (Rt 13 North, across from Harley-Davidson).

Gospel Café guest singers

Centenary United Methodist Church, on the corner of Poplar and Market streets, is hosting its Gospel Café every Saturday night at 6 p.m., featuring Bruce and Nancy Willey Music Ministry, live Christian music, fellowship, refreshments. Feb. 23 – Amanda Jones, Rob Harman, Milton Foskey, Kaila Clucas (9 years old), Cassandra Abbott (Premiering New CD Songs). Every week, Mary Ann Young joins us. For more information contact the church office at 875-5539.

Fresh Fire Revival

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church will have an evening of gospel music on Feb. 24. The featured guest will be “The Lights of Home.” The concert will begin at 7 p.m. The church is located on Old Stage Road, just east of US 13, in Laurel. For more information, call 875-7900. Don Murray and friends will begin singing at 6:30 p.m. with special guest Charlie Paparella, of WBOC-TV's “Travels with Charlie.”

100 Youth in Jeans Jammin

February 23rd at 5:00 p.m. at Macedonia AME Church, 431 North Street, Seaford. Sponsored by The Youth Class. March 8 at 4:30 there will be a spring fashion show and dinner held at Nanticoke River Yacht Club. Tickets are $25. Sponsored by Macedonia AME Church For more information please call 6293116. More church briefs page 45

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

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

St. John’s United Methodist Church

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


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

Centenary United Methodist Church “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for Over 200 Years” “NEW SONG!” - Contemporary Celebration, 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, Classes for ALL ages, 9:45 a.m. Every Traditional Family Worship, 11:00 a.m. Sunday

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


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


510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE Pastor Barbara Wilson Church: 875-4233 Cell: 302-253-0083 Sunday Services: 8:30am Praise 9:30am Sunday School,11am Worship


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

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & Old Christ Church

“A Place to Belong”

600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956 (302) 875-3644 Rev. Rita B. Nelson, Rector Holy Eucharist with Healing and Church School ~ Sunday @ 9:30 am

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

94 Walnut St. Laurel, DE 19956


Centrally located at 14511 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, DE 19956 Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. FasTrak Children’s Ministry - 10:30 a.m.; E318 Youth - 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Services - 7 p.m.

For info, call 875.7995 or visit

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

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

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

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The value of saving By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church


There is enjoyment Last week we began a list of things that are more valuable than in looking forward we give them credit for. This to the ownership week’s entry… a dollar saved. of something and Saving money is about the most mundane action we can undergoing the think of. We take money which discipline of saving has potential to be a new TV, a cool shirt, or a great meal at a for it. restaurant and we make it disappear. Of course it doesn’t REALthey really don’t want an item after all. LY disappear, but it feels like it is no Saving for a rainy day is often a nelonger at our disposal. cessity as well. Our personal tendency is This is called delayed gratification to believe that tomorrow will be just as and it is not too sexy and also not too uneventful as today. Cars with blown-up common anymore. 2005 became the first engines, sudden unemployment, or unexyear since the great depression that pected health troubles can be tomorrow’s Americans actually spent more total dol- unforeseen crisis. Those who have saved lars than they made. The term for that is money can face such events with a much “Negative Savings Rate.” In 1985, just cooler head. 22 years ago, we were saving 11% of Howard Dayton of Crown Financial what we earned. Concepts Inc. encourages each individOf course, saving is hardly encourual or family to work toward enough aged by our nation’s leaders when our savings to be sustained through a month government can’t even balance their without income. books, no less save any money. Such Finally, the importance of saving for private and national spending habits retirement cannot be overstated. The have bolstered the economy, but such current rate of inflation, the ballooning folly is starting to come home to roost. of prescription drug costs, and the uncerThe recent downturn in the home tainty of Social security are just three exsales market is accompanied by the realamples of financial stress on the retired ization that many people were borrowing that won’t be going away any time soon. money to buy what they ultimately A simple instruction on the concept of couldn’t afford. The result is an unprece- compounding interest can illustrate even dented number of people in panic mode to young couples the exponential value who cannot pay their bills and have abof saving sooner. Proverbs 6 reminds us solutely no savings to fall back on. to act like an ant, who though he is not It is a time to return to an appreciaforced to do so, gathers up in storage tion of the value of saving money. It is a during the good times to prepare for the good habit on so many fronts. unknown future. Saving for a purchase is a wonderful The rest of a person who has been practice. There is enjoyment in looking careful and wise with his or her money is forward to the ownership of something much sweeter than the excitement of the and undergoing the discipline of saving one who always plays with this year’s for it. Sometimes the mere effort of sav- newest toy. Such is the value of learning ing will convince the potential buyer to save.

Youth Conference

Metro-Maryland Youth For Christ invites high school students and their youth leaders to head down to the ocean with 4,000 other teens for Youth For Christ’s Impact 2008: Roadtrip Youth Conference, March 28-30, at the Ocean City Convention Center in Ocean City, Md.

The weekend will feature live music by national recording artists including Kutless, The Robbie Seay Band and more. Featuring national youth speakers Fred Lynch and KP Westmoreland and the comedy group Skit Guys. Impact 2008 is $80 per person and does not include hotel accommodations. For more information, call 877-896-3802, or visit

New Release ‘A Box of Memories’ on Sale Tony Windsor

A Box of Memories

Tony Windsor’s brand new CD compilation, “A Box of Memories” is on sale now. This 17-song CD features performances of songs including, “Only Make Believe,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” and the gospel classic, “In the Garden.” Get your copy at the Seaford Star office for only $5.00. Call: 302-236-9886


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

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

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

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




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

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

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

“Shining His Light”


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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT Ministry for the whole family 7 PM

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


The Atlanta Road Alliance Church

22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 • Rev. Edward J. Laremore, Sr. Pastor David A. Krilov, Associate Pastor

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

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

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

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

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

Laurel Wesleyan Church Rt. 13A, Just North of Laurel Sunday School - 9:30 Worship - 9:00 & 10:45 Sunday Evening Worship Wed. Youth Ministries 6:30 p.m. Thurs. WKID, The Zone Children’s Ministries 6:30 Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Todd Crofford Assistant Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor/Youth: Sue Boyce Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey

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

MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 5:30 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 Worship Svce 10 a.m. - Rev. Rick Elzey Church School & Jr. Church 10 a.m. - Pastor Doris Whaley Wings of Prayer Tues. 7 p.m. Exploring God’s Word, Wed. 7 p.m.

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

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

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

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)

N. Dual 13, P.O. Box 783, Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-6206 Evangelist - Anthony Melakian - 629-3633 Elder - Don Birch - 629-8949 Elder - Ron Russell - 629-6033 Sunday School 10a.m. Sun. Worship 11 a.m., Sun. Evening 6 p.m Wed. Evenings 7 p.m. Live For God, Love Each Other, Light The World

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


Obituaries Paul D. Johnson, 75

Paul D. Johnson of Seaford died on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. Mr. Johnson retired from the Bell Atlantic Phone Company (Diamond State Telephone) in 1992 after 38 years. He was a member of Telephone Pioneers. He was a veteran of the U. S. Coast Guard. His wife, Virginia E. “Ginny” Johnson died in 2005. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Woodland, in 2004. He is survived by his son, Paul Douglas Johnson Jr. and his wife, Michelle of Mt. Airy, Md., four grandchildren, Josh Johnson, Jessie Johnson, Jim Woodland and Jennifer Trostle; two great-grandchildren, Tristen Hicklin and Kaylynn Trostle. His brother, Elwood Johnson of Milton, also survives him. Memorial services were on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford, where friends called prior to the services. The family suggests donations may be made to the Intensive Care Unit of the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, c/o Tom Brown, 801 Middleford Rd., Seaford, DE 19973.

Alton L. Passwaters, 76

Alton L. Passwaters “Sunshine” of Seaford, passed away on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at LifeCare at Lofland Park. He passed away with his wife by his side, along with cousins and friends. Alton was born in Bridgeville, on May 17, 1931, the son of Branch and Dora Jester Passwaters who predeceased him. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Passwaters; sisters, Bessie Green, Margaret Jewell and Virginia Sammons; a niece, Pat and two nephews, G B and C J. Mr. Passwaters retired from the DuPont Company in Seaford in 1985 after 36 years. He then worked for William O’Day & Sons until he became ill. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army; a member of the VFW in Seaford. He enjoyed NASCAR, hunting and bowling. His favorite driver was Bill Elliott. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sylvia Stoker Passwaters; his son, James Passwaters and his wife Lisa of Fruitland, Md.; two sisters, Mary Ellen Tull of Seaford and Dora Lee Zsedney of Dent, Minn.; a special granddaughter, Kelly and her mother Lori Love; and grandson, Adam and step-grandchildren, Lynsey and Chris. Alton had a special sister-in-law, Naomi Phillips and her husband Harold, and seven nieces and five nephews. Funeral Services were on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. The Rev. Roland Tice officiated. Friends called at the funeral home on Thursday evening and Friday afternoon, prior to the services. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. The family suggests donations may be made to the Woodland United Methodist Church, 5123 Woodland Church Road, Seaford, DE, or Delaware Hospice Inc, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.


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Carl Leon Fluharty, 66

Carl Leon Fluharty of Federalsburg, Md., lost his battle with lung cancer on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at the Caroline Home for Hospice in Denton, Md. He was born Aug. 1, 1941 a son of Lawrence Fluharty, Sr. and Roberta Handy Fluharty, who predeceased him. He was a graduate of Preston High School Class of 1960. He drove a tractortrailer for Tri-Gas and Oil and Preston Trucking for several years before going part-time for Central Redi-Mix Concrete. He retired five years ago. He was a member of Easton Moose Lodge #1520 where he received the Legion degree and served as treasurer for one year. While his children were young he was involved in many of their activities including football, softball, band boosters, Girl Scout troop camping and other activities. One of his favorite activities was camping with his family. Recently fishing and crabbing were his favorite activities which he enjoyed with his buddies. For the last 10 years, he and his family and friends had a team to raise money for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Caroline County. He is presently registered as a member of the 2008 “Beside the Still Waters 4H Relay for Life Team.” His family will continue to raise money in his name for the year. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Lee Fluharty in 1991, a brother, Charles W. Fluharty and a sister, India Ruth McNeal, and his wife’s parents, Frank and Grace Towers. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Towers Fluharty, whom he married on Aug. 13, 1960 at the Harmony United Methodist Church in Preston, Md.; a son, Frank Curtis Fluharty, Sr. and his wife Valerie of Federalsburg; daughters, Robin Lynn Simmons of Federalsburg and Susan Beth Corbitt and her husband, Alan of Hillsboro, Texas; seven grandchildren, Eric William Simmons, Sr., Amy Elizabeth Simmons, Lawrence Edward Fluharty, Frank Curtis Fluharty, Jr., Devin Nicole Corbitt, Kristen Amber Fluharty and David Alan Corbitt; greatgrandson, Eric William “Will” Simmons, Jr.; a brother, Lawrence F. Fluharty, Jr. and his wife, Mildred; sisters, Evelyn Cummings and her husband, David, and Margaret “Maggie” Rogers and her husband William; brother-in-law, Charles McNeal and his wife, Jan; and sister-in-law, Blanche Fluharty. Services were held on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg, with the Rev. Denzil Cheek and the Rev. Howard Dunn officiating. Interment followed in Junior Order Cemetery in Preston. Friends called at the funeral home on Thursday evening and on Friday afternoon prior to the services. Serving as pallbearers were Joseph Voshell, Dinky Scurto, Skip Pierce, Donald Willoughby, Frank Fluharty, Jr., Larry Fluharty, Eric Simmons, Sr., and James Mowbray. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank C. Towers, Ben Feyl, Amy Simmons, Devin Corbitt, Kristen Fluharty, David Corbitt and Will Simmons, Jr. The family suggests donations be made

to Caroline Hospice Building Fund, P.O. Box 362, Denton, MD 21629; or Relay for Life, 3469 American Corner Rd., Federalsburg, MD 21632.

Mary Etta Ennis, 78

Mary Etta Ennis, formerly of Laurel and Millsboro, passed away on Sat., Feb. 9, 2008, at Seaford Center Genesis HealthCare. She was born Feb. 25, 1929 in Mount Vernon, Md., a daughter of the late Thomas Wilmore Jones and Bessie Jones Jones, who predeceased her. Her husband, Marion Thomas Ennis also preceded her in death on May 16, 2005. She worked in housekeeping at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford, and also worked as an CNA for Seaford Center Genesis HealthCare. She loved shopping at the Salisbury Mall. She was a former member of the United Deliverance Bible Center in Laurel, was a dedicated and faithful usher at all churches she attended and was Mother of the Emmanuel Full Gospel Church in Millsboro, DE. Two brothers preceded her in death, George Washington and Thomas Jones. She is survived by a sister, Edna Mae Smith, of Georgetown; two brothers, James Jones of Baltimore and Lester O. Jones of Princess Anne, Md.; family members she raised as her own Edward Burke of Tampa, Fla., Vanessa Ennis Harris of Bryn Mawr, Pa., Eston Ennis of Laurel, and Dedra West of Salisbury, Md. and one step-son, Robert Johnson of Laurel. Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 15, at the United Deliverance Bible

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.)

Center in Laurel, with Pastor Sam Dennis officiating. Interment followed in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro. Friends called at the church prior to the services. Arrangements were handled by Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg.

James L. White, 45

James L. “Jimmy” White of Bridgeville died on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at Christiana Hospital in Newark. Mr. White was the son of Gale White of Seaford, and Beverly Ann White of Cape Coral, Fla. He is also survived by two brothers, Carry Gale White Jr. of Cape Coral, Fla. and William Blake White of West Babylon, N.Y. Memorial Services were held on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Cranston Funeral Home in Seaford.

James Allen McCabe, 62

James Allen McCabe, formerly of Seaford, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at Coastal Hospice by the Lake, Salisbury. Born in Seaford, a son of Raymond and Dorothy Willey McCabe, who predeceased him. For the past nine years, James who was known as Jimmy, lived at the Delmar Nursing Home. Upon graduation from high school in 1963, he was employed in the family business known as McCabes TV until the business closed. James is survived by his brother, Gerald and wife Janet McCabe of Seaford; he is also survived by two loving nieces, Tammy McCabe and Susan McNatt; two special great-nephews, Brooks

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

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

Welcome… SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

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

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

“Welcome Home!”

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


315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973 • 302-629-9755 Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins

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

Laurel Baptist Church, SBC The Gift of His Love 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


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MORNING STAR • FEBRUARY 21 - 27, 2008 and Brandon Hearne; and other special relatives and friends. A graveside service was held Sunday, Feb. 17, in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. Arrangements were handled by WatsonYates Funeral Home, Seaford.

Delores R. Buffalo, 69

Delores R. Buffalo of Seaford, died at Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Delmar, on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008. She was born in Federalsburg, Md. on Feb. 4, 1939, a daughter of Walter Cannon and Phyllis L. Turner Adams, who predeceased her. She was a graduate of the class of 1957 of Lockerman High School in Denton, Md. and later attended Chesapeake College. She worked for Caroline County Department of Social Services for 20 years in various aspects of eldercare. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Federalsburg. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathleen Garfield who died on Jan. 17, 2008 and Marlene Batson. She is survived by a daughter, Tanya M. Buffalo of Seaford, four grandchildren, Crystal Gantt, Adriane Buffalo, Terrance Buffalo and Tanisha Buffalo all of Seaford, three great-grandchildren, Tiarra Buffalo, Br’Asia Buffalo and Takayla Williams, all of Seaford, two adopted grandchildren, Faith Hayes of Seaford and Randolph Hayes of North Carolina; a sister, Deborah Hicks (Raymond) of Dover; two brothers, Anthony Turner of Seaford and Ronald Turner of Mitchellville, Md.; two aunts, Ethel Turner and Jean Baltimore, both of Federalsburg and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services for her were held on Monday, Feb. 18, at Zion United Methodist Church in Federalsburg with the Rev. Dr. Vanessa Stephens Lee officiating. Interment followed in Federal Hill Cemetery, in Federalsburg. Friends called at the church on Monday prior to the services. Arrangements were handled by Framptom Funeral Home. For more information, or to leave a condolence visit www.framptom. com

Floyd L. Genshaw, 74

Floyd L. Genshaw of Seaford, died on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008 at home. Mr. Genshaw retired from Preston Trucking Company in Preston, Md. in 1997 after 38 years of service. He was a Navy Veteran of Korea and a member of the VFW. He attended Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, and was a member of Valley Lodge 0459, F&AM in Masontown, Pa. Floyd loved surf fishing and golf and was a former member of the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Floyd L. Genshaw He was the son of the late Steve and Emma Genshaw. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Anne Genshaw, three sons, Mark Genshaw and his wife Elizabeth of Collierville, Pa., Scott Genshaw and his wife Terri of Seaford and David Genshaw and his wife Becky also of Seaford. Eight

grandchildren, Emily, Abby, Seth, Ivy, Lauren, Jason, Steven and Anne Stark; and two aunts, Alberta Chuma of Uniontown, Pa. and Mary Keberly of Hagerstown, Pa., also survive Floyd. Funeral Services were on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford, where friends called on Tuesday evening and Wednesday from prior to the services. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. The family suggests donations may be made to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 315 E. High St., Seaford, DE 19973.

Barbara Swett Gullett, 101

Barbara Swett Gullett was born Dec. 7, 1906 and passed away on Dec. 26, 2007. She graduated from Plymouth High School and Plymouth Normal School both in Plymouth, N.H. and from Columbia Teacher’s College in New York, N.Y., developed her career as a music teacher and started the Seaford School Band. She was active in the D.A.R., Barbara Swett Gullett the Colonial Dames and was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Seaford. She is survived by her daughter, Rosemary Gullett Ryan of New Orleans, La.; her son, George Preble Gullett of Baton Rouge, La.; 11 grandchildren and 24 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Herbert Gullett; a daughter, Nan Gullett Krause; a son, James Simeon Gullett; her parents, Mary Nye Swett and Harry Preble Swett and two sisters, Catharine Sibley and Elizabeth Tate. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, March 1, 2008, for 2 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Seaford. Donations in her memory may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church. Mothe Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA is in charge of arrangements.


several alumni associations: Seaford High School, Abington Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and Peninsula General Hospital School of Nursing. Imogene was well-known for her personal magnetism and kindness; adults, children, and pets always gravitated to her. An avid reader and music lover with eclectic tastes, she maintained her passion for these interests her entire life. She was pre-deceased by her parents and her sisters, Evelyn M. Evans, Chicago, Ill. and Rebecca E. Alderfer, Warminster, Pa. She is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and their families and a host of loyal friends. A memorial service and life celebration will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, March 7, at Christ United Methodist Church, 211 Philip Morris Drive, Salisbury, Md. Contributions in her memory may be made to Old Christ Church League, 600 South Central Avenue, Laurel, DE 19956.

Ron Krajewski, 61

Ron Krajewski, 61, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at his home in Rehoboth Beach. Ron worked in the Optical Industry for over 40 years. Beginning with Edwin Kuhwald and Company in Wilmington. After about 15 years of service, the Lord led him to Sussex County where he began Eastern Shore Optical Company, eventually having locations in both Rehoboth and Seaford. Ron was recognized for his excellent work in both eyeglasses and contact lenses. Keeping up with the latest in technology, he held the highest of credentials - the Honored Fellow status was invited to teach in many states, and

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Imogene S. Jones, 85

Imogene S. Jones of Salisbury, Md., died on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Born on March 16, 1922 in Gumboro, she was the daughter of Larry Edmund Jones and Clara Mae Wright Jones. She graduated from Seaford High School in 1939 and then went on to graduate from Abington Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. After graduation, she joined the nursing staff at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Imogene S. Jones serving there for 25 years. In 1970, she returned to her roots when she moved to Salisbury, and continued her nursing career at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, retiring in 1987. After retirement, Imogene continued membership in

was frequently contacted to assist with difficult to fit patients. For many years, he also provided services to the DuPont Company in Seaford for safety glasses for many people in Sussex County. Some may remember Ron for his radio program, “Here’s Looking at You” on WGMD with Dan Gaffney every Wednesday morning. They would discuss the latest in optics and community events, always sharing his ‘Joke of the Day’ or an encouraging verse. Ron Krajewski Ron felt very blessed to live in such a wonderful area, and always tried to give back to his community. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Rehoboth Beach for many years, serving as Chairman of the Youth Services Committee; was past-president of Parish Council for St. Edmond's Catholic Church in Rehoboth; was appointed by then Governor Castle to serve on the Board of Social Worker Examiners for the State of Delaware; a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 85 of Rehoboth, and attended the School of Leadership and Ministry at Eagles Nest Fellowship Church in Milton. Ron loved fellowship with family and friends, telling silly jokes, and playing the occasional polka on the accordion. He is survived by his devoted wife of 37 years, Kathy, of Rehoboth Beach; son, Ron Jr. and his wife Kate Krajewski of Lewes; daughter Grace and her husband

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Community Concert presents the French Chamber Orchestra The Seaford Community Concert Association announces its fourth concert in the current series for 2007-08, The French Chamber Orchestra (L’Orchestre de Chambre Francais), on Saturday, Feb. 23. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. at the Seaford High School auditorium. The French Chamber Orchestra, acclaimed as one of France’s best chamber orchestras, was founded in 1989 and is based in Senlis, near Paris. This orchestra made a very successful U.S. debut at the Lincoln Center in New York in November 2002. In March 2005, they performed at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. and with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society in Baltimore. In June 2005, they made their debut

playing at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London. Their frequent overseas tours have been met with a delighted reception, particularly in Spain where the orchestra is one of the most sought after French chamber groups. The orchestra has recorded several CDs and performs regularly with several well-known French soloists. The French Chamber Orchestra is equally at home with baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary music, and takes a particular pleasure in bringing forgotten masterpieces to life. This group is a “must-see” for Chamber enthusiasts. For further membership information, contact Allan Kittila at 629-6184, or Mary Ann Torkelson at 526-1384.

Storyteller to perform at Del Tech Celebrate Black History Month by attending a performance by Tahira at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Tahira is a storyteller, poet, vocalist and emerging percussionist who performs original works, as well as works from the African and African-American folklore tradition. Her multiple talents have led her to be dubbed a musical-ologist. She explains that “musical-ology is a heapin’ of the spoken word, a fistful of soul-stirring vocals, flavored with rhyth-

mic percussion for good measure.” In 2000, Tahira was awarded the Delaware Division of Arts Individual Artist Fellowship for her significant contribution to oral literature. She is also the past president of Keepers of the Culture, Inc., Philadelphia’s most renowned storytelling organization. This free event is Monday, Feb. 25 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the campus theater, located in the Arts & Science Center of the Georgetown Campus. For more information, call 302-8565400.

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County Council receives clean financial report Sussex County’s finances, despite declining real estate revenues over the past year, are nonetheless stable and being managed appropriately, a new audit report shows. Sussex County Council, at its Tuesday, Jan. 29, meeting, accepted the Audited Financial Statements for Fiscal 2007 from the accounting firm of Jefferson, Urian, Doane & Sterner, P.A., Certified Public Accountants. The auditors released an unqualified report noting that the financial statements “present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position” of Sussex County, Del., as of June 30, 2007. During Fiscal Year 2007, Sussex County’s general fund expenditures, for the first time in 17 years, outpaced revenue by a little less than $2.7 million. The largest source of revenue for the County’s general fund, the realty transfer tax, netted $27.1 million, an $8.2 million, or 23 percent, decrease from Fiscal 2006. The decrease was not unexpected, as the County conservatively budgeted $28.7 million in realty transfer tax for Fiscal 2007. Other related revenues, including fees collected through the Recorder of Deeds office, building permits, private road inspections and building inspections, also declined by a total of $3.4 million. Despite the downturn in certain revenues, Sussex County officials were not caught off-guard, and budgeted accordingly for Fiscal 2007. Additionally, the County has spent the last several years building reserves with excess revenue so that services and long-term capital projects could continue no matter the economic conditions. “Just like any other business or individual, government is not immune to the effects of the economy,” said Susan M. Webb, Sussex County finance director. “However, with proper financial management, Sussex County will weather the bumps.” County Administrator David B. Baker said the report was in line with County expectations, and that staff will be keeping a watchful eye on 2008 revenues and expenses, just as it has always done. “Overall, the County’s revenues are down, and we expect this trend to continue into at least the next budget year,” Mr. Baker said. “But prudent planning and sound accounting practices can help lessen the pain.” Council President Finley B. Jones Jr. said the financial report reinforces the fact that local government must carefully evaluate all its spending. “There is no doubt in my mind that times might be a little

tougher now in this changing economy,” Council President Jones said. “If realtors aren’t selling and builders aren’t building, that certainly trickles down to us. So we have to keep that in mind when

we budget, but I am confident the staff will make sure our finances are managed well.” Sussex County recently received its fifth Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, presented by

the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. This is the highest award a government can receive for financial reporting. Mrs. Webb said she is opti-

mistic the County will receive the same recognition for the Fiscal 2007 audit report. The complete report and other information is available on the County’s website at



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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Broad Creek Hundred Case No. 10089 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a variance as provided by: Chapter 115, Article IV, Subsection 115-25, Item A of said ordinance of RANDY AND KATHY HILL who are seeking a variance from the minimum square footage requirement for a parcel, to be located north of Road 78, 4 feet west of Road 487A, being Lot 1. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, MARCH 17, 2008, at 7:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. All interested parties should attend and present their views. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 2/21/1tc

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LEGAL NOTICE ON MARCH 17, 2008 at 11:00 a.m., Laurel Storage Center, Road 468, Laurel, Delaware will conduct a sale pursuant to Title 25, DEL. C. Ann. 4904-4905. The contents of the following bins will be sold: Bin(s) #147 Larry Bell; #109 Lavonnne Bland; #192 Bonnie Boyce; #31 Linda Carmine; #62 Shelly Dillow; #198 April Kellam; #165 Russell Kutchinski; #118 Shannon Wootten. BIDDERS: Call office on day of sale to confirm, (302) 875-5931. 2/14/2tc

NOTICE Estate of Lester Alfred Trice, Jr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration, W.W.A. upon the estate of Lester Alfred Trice, Jr. who departed this life on the 22th day of October A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto David Scott Trice on the 12th day of February, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administrator, W.W.A. without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administrator, W.W.A. on or before the 22nd day of June, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator, W.W.A.: David Scott Trice 104 Virginia Ave., Seaford, DE 19973

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NOTICE Estate of Emma H. Matthews, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Emma H. Matthews who departed this life on the 2nd day of January A.D. 2008 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Pauline M. Higgins on the 6th day of February, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 2nd day of September, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Pauline M. Higgins 27 Crossgate Drive, Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: David L. Baker, Esq. P.O. Box 551 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 2/21/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Dennis James Hitch, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Dennis James Hitch who departed this life on the 7th day of February A.D. 2008 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Terri L. Evans on the 7th day of February, A.D. 2008, 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 7th day of September, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Terri L. Evans 30029 Stoneybrooke Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 2/21/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Anne M. Grincewich, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Anne M. Grincewich who departed this life on the 8th day of September A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto

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Katherine G. Grincewich, Robert O. Grincewich on the 31st day of January, A.D. 2008, 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 8th day of May, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Katherine G. Grincewich 944 14th Street, SE Washington, DC 20003 Robert O. Grincewich 2753 Murkle Road, Westminster, MD 21158 Attorney: Michele Procino-Wells, Esq. 225 High Street Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 2/14/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Arthur N. Colona, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration, W.W.A. upon the estate of Arthur N. Colona who departed this life on the 27th day of November A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Robert L. Colona on the 31st day of January, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administrator, W.W.A. without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administrator, W.W.A. on or before the 27th day of July, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator, W.W.A.: Robert L. Colona 418 Phillips Street, Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Michele Procino-Wells, Esq. 225 High Street Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 2/14/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Martin K. Smack, Sr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Martin K. Smack, Sr. who departed this life on the 18th day of January A.D. 2008 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Rose Mary Brown on the 30th day of January, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are re-

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Sussex County Clerk of the Peace George Parish joyfully announces the following couples have obtained marriage licenses: Shawn Wilson Cooper, Laurel to Laura Ann Cozzone-Wiles, Laurel William Henry Ellis, Jr., Seaford to Denise Ann Messick, Seaford Harry Joshua Messick, Seaford to Christina E. Sneddon, Seaford Christopher Maurice Smith, Laurel to Brittany Louise Johnson, Laurel Adrian Lorenzo Harris, Delmar to Shaana Renee Jefferson, Millsboro James Allan Brown, Delmar to Mary Ellen Brittingham, Delmar John W. Davis, Jr., Seaford to Lisa M. Watkins, Seaford Olman Itiel Gutierrez Cano, Seaford to Nancy Arocho, Georgetown Eugene J. Nichols, Sr., Seaford to Brooke P. Dayton, Seaford


06/25/07, Tharp Road Acquisition Company, LLC to Stoneybrook Apartments, LLC, Parcel A, The Villages of Stoneybrook, Town of Seaford, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $633,600 06/29/07, David W. and Kristin S. Langton to James M. Jr. and Joyce D. Apgar, Lot No. 36, Bridgeville Chase, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $310,000 06/29/07, Wheatley Ventures, Inc. to Mahetta Construction, L.L.C., Lot No.137, Clearbrooke Estates, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $69,900 07/27/07, Matthew R. Toback to Donald H. McGinty, Lot No. 6, Lands of Matt Toback, subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $65,000 07/31/07, Luis Nunez and Elizabeth A. Morales to Robert C. and Barbara S. Warwick, Lot No. 2, Survey Lots near St. George’s, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $222,400 08/01/07, Diamond State Transmission, Inc. to Bruce D. and Elaine D. Willey, parcel, Town of Seaford, Seaford Hundred, $194,000 08/01/07, Stephens Rentals, LLC to Kroeger’s Salvage, Inc., parcel, Broad Creek Hundred, $310,000 08/01/07, Daniel E. and Janet R. Lundquist to Delmarva Diamond Divas, LLC, parcel, Town of Seaford, Seaford Hundred, $450,000 08/06/07, Christina P. LaFond and Ryan T. Byndas, by Christina LaFond, his

quired 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 18th day of September, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Rose Mary Brown 24118 Dove Road, Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 2/14/3tc

Attorney-In-Fact to William I. II and Sharon I. Taylor, parcel, Town of Seaford, $122,000 08/07/07, Princeton Development Company, LLC to Burton J. and Erma F. Givens, Lot No. 6, Manchester Manor, subdivision, Broad Creek Hundred, $62,000 08/10/07, Herschel H. III and Claudia D. Quillen, Herschel H. Quillen, III, Trustee, f/b/o Andrew Scott Quillen and Herschel H. Quillen, III, Trustee, f/b/o Francesca DeSeta Quillen to Joshua Robert Gray, Lot Nos. 2, 4, and 25, Section A, Rehoboth-Indian Beach Development, subdivision, Lewes & Rehoboth Hundred, $4,800,000 08/08/07, Thomas W. and Amy McCausland to Barbara O. Christensen, Lot No. 24, Sandy Ridge, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $131,000 08/23/07, Matthew C. and Lynn L. Stanton to Jeff and Veronica Bona, Lot No. 50, and the Eastern one-half of Lot No. 51, Nanticoke City, Town of Seaford, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $188,000 08/27/07, Willard Hayes to Krishnal Kissoondial, Lot No. 9, Lands of Norris L. Niblett, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $150,000

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06/29/07, Larry E. Knopf to Howard W. and Susan M. Hunt, Lot No. 1, Beverlyn Acres, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $169,950 06/29/07, Mahetta Construction, LLC to Donald B. and Veronica A. Lane, Lot No. 1, Lands of Mahetta Construction, LLC, subdivision, Broad Creek Hundred, $220,000 06/28/07, Carl V. and Carey L. Bone to Anthony D. and Amanda R. Stultz, parcel, Northwest Fork Hundred, $162,000 06/29/07, New Castle Street Associates, L.L.C. to JP Oil Company, LLC, Lot Nos. 39-40, Block No. 38, Rehoboth Heights, subdivision, Lewes & Rehoboth Hundred, $2,460,000 06/29/07, M.W. Short Development, Inc. 50% interest and Cherry Walk Woods, LLC to Richard R. Harrison, Jr., Lot No. 5, Phase II, Cherry Walk Woods, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $533,000 06/27/07, Kevin Allen Hanson to Jennifer Beare, Lot No. 13, Lands of Donoho and Robinson Land, Town of Seaford, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $175,000 01/30/08, David and JoAnne Larmore, N/Rt. No. 450, Broad Creek Hundred, Family Room, $15,552

NOTICE Estate of Betty Lou Wilson, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration WWA upon the estate of Betty Lou Wilson who departed this life on the 15th day of January A.D. 2008 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Michelle R. Wilson on the 23rd day of January, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix, W.W.A. with-

out delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix, W.W.A. on or before the 15th day of September, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix, W.W.A.: Michelle R. Wilson 1435 Putnam Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 2/7/3tc



USDA grant Statewide Foreclosure Prevention Seminars workshop in Delmar Don’t Lose Your House Because You Don’t The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development will host a free workshop to provide information to Delaware and Maryland agricultural producers and small businesses on how to apply for a Value-Added Producer Grant and Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Improvements Grant. The workshop will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Delmar Public Library. To register, call 302-857-3580 or email USDA Rural Development is currently accepting applications for 2008 Value-Added Producer Grants through March 31. A total of $18.4 million is available to agricultural producers, producer groups and farmer cooperatives. Funds can be used for determining the viability of a potential value-added venture or for working capital. A maximum of $100,000 is available per planning grant; $300,000 is the maximum per working capital. The grant can help pay for up to 50% of eligible project costs. For more information on this program, visit our website at vadg.htm. The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Improvements Grant Program can pay up to 25% of the costs for an agricultural producer or small business to implement a renewable energy project or make energy efficiency improvements to their farm operation or business. An example of an energy efficiency improvement could be to simply replace lights and cooling fans in a poultry house with more energy efficient lighting and ventilation. For a small business such as a restaurant, it could be updating cooking and refrigeration equipment with energy saving appliances. USDA Rural Development is committed to the future of rural communities. Last year, the agency returned more than $139 million to rural Delaware and rural Maryland. They have a variety of loan, grant and loan guarantee programs that support agriculture, business opportunities, home ownership, home repair, rental housing, broadband technology, public safety, health care, education, social and cultural needs and energy related projects.

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Health AIDHC opens Ronald McDonald family room The Miller family has been a fixture in AIDHC for the past nine months. Their child has been in and out of the hospital, undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. While they live in Dover and could go home for meals and an occasional shower, they were always nervous about leaving afraid something might happen while they were gone. They brought a laptop from home so they could keep up with work, pay bills and search the Internet for any medical information they could find. The Miller family, and others like them, will now have a much easier time taking care of their normal responsibilities, while ensuring their child gets necessary care with the new Family Resource Center and Ronald McDonald Family Room.

In this new, spacious area, families can enjoy some of the comforts of home, just a few short steps away from their child’s bedside. The center gives families an opportunity to relax and interact with others in similar situations. They can also receive instruction on skills needed to care for their child after discharge or use computers to catch up on work. The Family Resource Center and Ronald McDonald Family Room is equipped with three sleeping rooms; a kitchenette; laundry and shower facilities; a library with books periodicals and DVDs; a Family Education Center; and a business center with a copier, fax machine, computers and printers. The adjacent Child Life Activity Center offers games and activities for hospitalized children and their siblings.

Back Pain conference to be held in Georgetown Integrative Health at Beebe Medical Center has joined with the Arthritis Foundation of Delaware and the Delaware Society of Rheumatology to sponsor a conference focused on the back, entitled "Taking Control of Back Pain." The conference will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, at the CHEER Senior Services Center on Sand Hill Road in Georgetown. The conference is free for those who pre-register by telephoning the Arthritis Foundation at (302) 730-9000. The cost to those who arrive without being registered will be $5 per person at the door. Scheduled speakers are: Carolyn Barczak, director of the Arthritis Foundation

of Delaware; Beebe Medical Staff members rheumatologist John Gomez, M.D., and orthopedic surgeon Ronald Sabbagh, M.D.; Cheyenne Luzader, M.S., Beebe Medical Center Integrative Health Coordinator; and chiropractor Douglas Briggs, D.C., who also practices acupuncture. Integrative Health at Beebe Medical Center sponsors many seminars throughout the year on a variety of subjects with an emphasis on wellness and disease prevention including, Tai Chi, Stress Management, Massage and Health and Spirituality. For more information, visit the Beebe Medical Center Website at and under "quick jump to other services" scroll to "Integrative Health."

Donations to blood bank drop during the winter The winter season becomes a perfect storm for Blood Bank of Delmarva: more people get sick and cannot donate; bad weather hinders people from driving to blood donation sites; and many donors go away on winter vacations. Blood Bank of Delmarva needs 370 donors every day to provide enough blood for local hospital patients. It can be a serious challenge to meet that number during

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A ribbon cutting was recently held to celebrate the new center. From left are Stan Diver, president of the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware Board of Directors; Ronald McDonald; Tom Ferry, CEO of Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children; Samtra Devard, duPont Hospital’s Family Advisory Council, and Wayne Fluke, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Philadelphia Region.



Changes coming to Nanticoke’s maternity unit By Brenda Conaway, RN Editor’s note: Dr. Policastro has asked that we run this article about recent changes at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in place of his column. Dr. Policastro’s column will resume next week. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is preparing for new and exciting changes in the Maternity Unit. Beginning March 1 we will be initiating mother-baby couplet care. This means that once the baby is born and both mother and infant are in stable condition, the baby will be encouraged to stay in the mother’s room until discharge with few exceptions. One nurse per shift will assume the care of both. The time frame that this will occur will depend upon the condition of the motherbaby couple. All new mothers will be en-

couraged to have one support person available to assist them during their stay. There will still be a nursery available for babies requiring a higher level of care and for those whose mother desires a brief period of time to rest. We will continue to maintain a locked unit. Visiting hours will remain unchanged. General visiting hours are from 12 pm until 8 pm. The designated support person may stay the entire time. Mother-baby care has many advantages, especially for the new baby and family. -Mother-baby care allows the mother and family more quality time with the baby by allowing more of the care provided to take place in the mother’s room. This include assessments, baths, hearing screens, newborn metabolic disorders screenings, medication administration, etc.

This allows the mother and family more participation in the care of the baby and to be assured that the baby is receiving good care. -Babies cry less when they are close to their mother and they begin to learn to sleep through the night with less activity and light distractions as are present in hospital nurseries. -There is less of a chance of infection as babies are exposed to fewer people due to less travel through hallways and less contact with staff and other babies. -With the same nurse caring for mother and baby, there are more educational opportunities which also improves communication between the mother and the nurse forging a closer relationship between them. -Breastfeeding is more likely to be successful as the mother can learn and observe the baby’s hunger cues and feed on

demand which helps establish a good and lasting milk supply which results in a happy, healthy baby. Bottle fed babies will benefit because they won’t have to wait to be fed if the nurse is busy caring for another baby. -Family bonding is promoted as the baby is present in the room and accessible for all to enjoy. Benefits of mother-baby care for the hospital include more efficient utilization of nursing care hours, better continuity of care for the mother-baby couple, patients that are more satisfied with their care, and a healthier community by increasing breastfeeding rates and duration. Please share this information with those you know who are expecting a special little one. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact the Maternity Unit at 629-6611 ext. 2541.

Health briefs CPR classes offered at Del Tech Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) basic classes for the general public and refresher courses designed for health care professionals are available at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Parents, teachers, coaches and babysitters are just a few of the people who can benefit from these classes. Healthcare providers whose jobs require CPR certification can take the refresher course to meet continuing licensure requirements. Two separate sessions of CPR Heartsaver courses are offered: one teaches adult (one-rescuer) and the other infant and child techniques. Participants may sign up for either or both. For complete information about these and other prevention and wellness courses, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 854-6966.

ACS plans benefit for March 16 The Lighthouse Restaurant, located at Fisherman’s Wharf, 7 Anglers Road, Lewes, is donating the restaurant’s pavilion area as the site for an American Cancer Society (ACS) benefit on Sunday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Spruce Up for Spring and Summer: Caring for the Mind, Body and Soul,” is the theme of the ACS Relay for Life 2008 fundraising event as vendors from across Sussex and Kent counties bring their products, information and expertise in hopes of raising contributions and awareness for cancer patients and caregivers. Paul and Mary Buchness, owners and operators of the Lighthouse Restaurant, are longtime supporters of ACS Relay for Life. The ACS Relay for Life 2008 benefit is open to the public. Along with ACS information booths, vendors offer an array

of specialty products from skin care to chocolates, handbags to spring and summer houseware gifts and much more. For more information about the American Cancer Society Relay for Life 2008 benefit, contact the Ribbon Cap Club team at 302- 422-7878 or e-mail

Depression support group in Laurel The Mental health Association in Delaware will be sponsoring a Depression Support Group in Laurel on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The meetings begin at 7 p.m. The MHA encourages anyone dealing with a depressive disorder to attend. Register in advance by calling 1-800-287-6423. • Peer support groups sponsored by Mental Health Association of Delaware are not intended to replace professional mental health treatment. MHA does not publish support group locations; locations are provided with registration.

Stroke support group Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will offer free monthly Stroke Support Group meetings designed for individuals who have survived a stroke and their families and caregivers. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. The meetings will consist of guest speakers and breakaway sessions, in which caregivers and survivors will meet in two groups to discuss concerns, provide support and networking. Refreshments will be provided. Sheila Brant and Joan Burditt, occupational therapists at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, will facilitate the support group meetings. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 6296611, ext. 5121.

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People Smith, Cell announce engagement Susan and Christopher Pressley of Laurel announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Ann Smith, to Timothy Eugene Cell, son of Brenda and Ron Johnson and Paul Milton Cell, all of Seaford. The bride-to-be is also the daughter of the late Timothy E. Smith of Seaford. She is the granddaughter of Belva A. Ellis and the late James N. Ellis of Laurel and the late David P. and Mildred Smith of Seaford. She is a graduate of Laurel High School. Her finance proposed to her on her 21st birthday, Nov. 21, 2006. Her fiancé is the grandson of Russell and Patricia Lebernight of Federalsburg, Md., James Crowley of Salisbury, Md., and the late Glendora and Paul Cell of Federalsburg, Md. A June 7, 2008 wedding is planned. Formal invitations will be sent.

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Bounds, White are married Jonnie L Bounds of Millsboro and J. Brandon White of Willards, Md., were married on Nov. 10, 2007, at New Hope United Methodist Church in Willards. The bride is the daughter of John P. Bounds of Laurel and Jean M. Nicklas of Seaford. Maternal grandparents of the bride are Vickie Nicklas of Seaford and the late J. Norman Nicklas, Carla Willey of Laurel and the late Albert Willey, and Ed Bounds of Maryland. Her maternal great-grandparents are N. Carolyn Pusey of Seaford and the late Franklin Pusey Sr. and Sally English of Laurel and the late Preston English. The bridegroom is the son of John and Kimberly White of Willards. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Daryl McCreay. Music was performed by Dale White. Maid of honor for the bride was Rebecca Bowel of Millsboro, a long-time friend. Her bridesmaids were Katie Jo Riggen, of Snow Hill, Md., Amy Twilley of Willards

and Kaylyna Gland of Roxana, all friends of the bride. Flower girls were Emma White of Millsboro and Bailey Shockley of Salisbury, Md., both cousins of the groom. Best man was Matthew O. White of Willards, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Billy Croswell of Willards, Chris Gray of Willards and Kyle Gray of Willards, all friends of the groom. Ring bearers were Preston Bounds of Laurel, half-brother of the bride, and Ethan White of Millsboro, cousin of the groom. A reception was held at Pittsville Fire Hall, Pittsville, Md. Music was provided by W.P.D. Productions. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown. The bridegroom is a 2003 graduate of Parkside High School, Salisbury, Md. Since returning from a honeymoon in Disney World, Florida, they are living Willards.


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Seaford Star Sports Blue Raiders defeat Delmar Wildcats, 80-44, on the road By Mike McClure The Woodbridge varsity boys’ basketball team moved to 16-2 in the Henlopen Conference and 17-4 overall with an 8044 win over Delmar last Friday in Delmar. K’yan Andrews paced the Raiders with 23 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks in the Raider win. Woodbridge jumped out to a 22-6 lead in the opening quarter behind 10 points from Andrews and five points by Vashad Whidbee. Six different Raiders scored in the second quarter to help Woodbridge to a 43-22 lead at the half. Andrews netted 15 first half points,

Whidbee had nine points, and Deaven Horne added seven first half points for the Raiders. Kevin Ricketts tallied 14 points to lead Delmar in the opening half. Eight different Raiders put points on the board in the third quarter, including Shawn Colson who led the way with six points in the quarter. Woodbridge went on to win the game, 80-44. In addition to Andrews’ contribution, Whidbee scored 13 points, Deaven Horne and Jordan Mosley each had eight points, and Andre Dickerson added six points and seven rebounds for the Raiders. Ricketts had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Delmar.

Sussex Tech’s Wendell Cannon, right, looks to shoot against his opponent during the Henlopen Conference tournament last Saturday at Sussex Central. Cannon placed third in the 125 pound weight class. Photo by Mike McClure

Alex Thomas, Beckett place first in Henlopen Conference tourney Three Blue Jays qualify for states with top six finish By Mike McClure Sussex Tech’s Alex Thomas of Seaford earned his 100th win in grand fashion with a 7-2 victory over Smyrna’s Donnie Messick in the Henlopen Conference tournament’s 189 pound finals. Three members of the Seaford varsity wrestling team advanced to next weekend’s state tournament by placing in the top six in their weight class during the Henlopen Conference tournament last weekend. Thomas and teammate Jamar Beckett (215) were the top local finishers as each placed first in the conference. “I was really exhilarated after winning that match. That’s something that only a handful of wrestlers are able to accomplish,” said Thomas. “That (100 wins) was really nice.” Thomas moved to 40-4 on the year with the conference clinching win. He is looking forward to facing Caravel’s Vinnie Ranauto for the first time in school competition. Ranauto and Beckett are each seeded first going into the state tourney. “It’s really good for people to look at us and see it’s not just one great wrestler it’s three or four,” Thomas said of the accomplishments of his teammates. Beckett followed the win by Thomas with a 5-1 win over Chris Drummond in the 215 pound finals. Fellow Raven Wendell Cannon (125) picked up a 7-5 win in the third place match while teammate Ryelan Pavlik (145) fell, 4-3, in his third place match. Seaford’s Kirk Neal (119) lost, 3-1, in the third place match, Delmar’s Joe Pete

Woodbridge’s K’yan Andrews goes up for a shot against Delmar’s Fernandez Batson during the Raiders’ road win last week. Andrews had 23 points and 11 rebounds to pace Woodbridge. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford’s Kirk Neal qualified for the state tournament by placing fourth in the Henlopen Conference tournament in the 119 pound weight class last weekend. Photo by Mike McClure

earned a 3-1 win over Seaford’s Yvens St. Phard in the 171 pound third place match, and Seaford’s Marcus Wright was pinned in the heavyweight division’s third place match. Other Western Sussex state qualifiers include: Laurel’s Josh Kosiorowski (160), third place; Delmar’s Justin Thomas (189), third place; Laurel’s Marco Hernandez (112), fourth place; Chris Cutsail (140), fourth place; Aaron Givens (135), fourth place; Sussex Tech’s John Briddell Continued on page 41

SEAFORD SENIORS- Last Friday night at halftime of the Seaford/Milford game, the Lady Jays seniors were honored at their last home game of their career. Shown (l to r) are: senior Alyssa Casey, assistant coach Emma Trammel, senior Ambre’ Burbage, head coach Chandra Phillips, and senior Samantha Savage. Photo by Gene Bleile

Nanticoke Little League to hold signups in February Nanticoke Little League will be holding signups on February 23- 9 a.m. to noon and February 27- 6-8 p.m. Registration will be held at the Home Team Realty office building on Stein Highway. The is $45 for the first child and $20 for additional children. Any registration after Feb. 27 will be charged a $10 late fee.



100TH WIN- Sussex Tech’s Alex Thomas, right, secured his 100th career victory with a win in the Henlopen Conference tournament finals last Saturday. Thomas placed first in the 189 pound weight class with a 7-2 win over Smyrna’s Donnie Messick. Photo by Mike McClure

THIRD PLACE MATCH- Delmar’s Joe Pete looks to shake Seaford’s Yvens St. Phard off his back during the Henlopen Conference’s 171 pound third place match. Pete avenged an earlier loss to St. Phard with a 3-1 win to place third in the conference. Both wrestlers will advance to the states this weekend. Photo by Mike McClure

Local athletes compete in state indoor track meet The state indoor track and field championship meet took place last weekend. The local results are as follows: Boys- 1,600- 2. David Ricksecker, Sussex Tech, 4:26.75; 400- 6. Gernie Purnell, Seaford, 52.54; long jump- 5. Keyshawn Purnell, Seaford, 20’ 7 3/4”; triple jump- 3. Keyshawn Purnell, Seaford, 42’ 7 1/2”; pole vault- Wyatt Spellman, Sussex Tech, 11’ Girls- 55 meter hurdles- 5. Heather Solomon, Woodbridge, 9.45; long jump- 6. Tiffany Savage, Sussex Tech, 15’ 10 3/4”; pole vault- 3. Page Johnson, Seaford, 7’ 6”.

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Seaford Stars of the Week

Male Athlete of the WeekKeyshawn Purnell- Seaford Seaford’s Keyshawn Purnell placed third in the triple jump and fifth in the long jump during the state indoor track and field meet last weekend. Purnell came in first in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump in the conference meet.

Female Athlete of the WeekJenna Schrock- Woodbridge Woodbridge senior Jenna Schrock continued to lead the Raiders in scoring in a pair of games last week. Schrock had a team-high 17 points in a win over Delmar on Friday. She also scored six points to pace the Raiders on Tuesday.

Honorable mention- Alex Thomas- Sussex Tech; K’yan Andrews- Woodbridge; Josh Owens- Seaford; Kirk Neal- Seaford; Yvens St. Phard- Seaford; Marcus Wright- Seaford; Gernie Purnell- Seaford; Jeffone Hill- Sussex Tech; David Ricksecker- Sussex Tech; Wendell Cannon- Sussex Tech; Jamar Beckett- Sussex Tech; Ambre’ Burbage- Seaford; Page Johnson- Seaford; Heather Solomon- Woodbridge



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Seaford’s Ambre’ Burbage (4), Alyssa Casey (25) and Samantha Savage (23) are in a zone defense trying to stop Milford’s Latifah Davis from driving to the basket. Photo by Gene Bleile

Lady Jays lose first Henlopen South division game with 38-35 loss to Bucs By Gene Bleile Call it fate, or bad luck or a one in a million shot by the Bucs, which brought the Lady Jays their first Southern Division loss last Friday night at home against Milford, 38-35. Seaford could have wrapped up the Henlopen South title with a win over the Bucs, but after leading for three and a half quarters in the game, turnovers and missed opportunities cost them the win. Seaford held a 9 - 6 lead at the end of the first quarter and with less than two seconds on the clock in the second quarter, they had an 18-11 lead on the hot shooting of Dee Farlow, Anitra Hughes and Samantha Savage. But a desperation 30 foot three point basket by Milford’s Latifah Davis at the buzzer cut that lead to 18-14 at the half. After the game, Seaford’s head coach Chandra Phillips was upset by the loss, but still held hope to win the conference title in the last week of the season. “This was our title to win tonight and we didn’t do it,” she said. “We beat Milford by 12 points the last time we played them and now we are tied with one loss

each. I don’t know how they will determine a tie-breaker.” In the end of the third quarter, Seaford maintained a three point lead at 29-26, again led by the Farlow and Savage from the floor and foul line, but Milford was gaining momentum and at the four minute mark in the fourth quarter Janea Williams hit a three point jump shot for the Lady Bucs to give them a lead at 31-30. The Jays tied the game at 3:24 on an Ambre’ Burbage free throw but on the exchange, Milford scored a basket and free throw to open up a 36-33 lead. The Lady Bucs then went into a four corners stall and picked up another free throw, but on the next exchange Alyssa Casey was fouled and brought the Jays back to 36-34 with her free throw at the 1:05 mark. That was as close as Seaford would come to regaining the lead and Milford shut the door on them and that three point desperation basket by the Bucs before the half proved to be the margin at 38-35. For the Lady Jays, Dee Farlow led all scorers on both teams with 12 points, Ambre’ Burbage had eight, Samantha Savage scored seven points and Anitra Hughes had six.


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C REEKSIDE H OMES JUMP SHOT- The Lady Jays’ Dee Farlow goes up for a jump shot in the middle of the 2-3 Milford zone defense during second half action. Farlow had 12 points in the 38-35 loss to the Bucs. Photo by Gene Bleile

Woodbridge girls’ basketball team defeats Delmar, 43-37 The homestanding Woodbridge varsity girls’ basketball team took a 15-7 lead over the visiting Delmar Wildcats in the opening quarter and went on to win, 43-37, last Friday. Delmar used an 11-2 advantage in the second quarter to take an 18-17 lead at the half before Woodbridge outscored the Wildcats, 26-19, in the second half. Shannon Wilson led all scorers with 20 points and Katie McMahon had 16 points for Delmar. Jenna Schrock scored 17 points and Taylor West added 12 for Woodbridge.

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BETWEEN THE LINES By Gene Bleile, Seaford Sports

Seaford senior Kelsey Riggleman receives first team all-state honors Once again it is my pleasure to acknowledge the super achievements of a fine young Lady Blue Jay athlete, Kelsey Riggleman. Last Fall, Kelsey became the first Seaford player in more than five years to be named to first team All-State hockey team for Delaware high school players. This award is one of many she has achieved in her distinguished varsity career over the past four years. It comes on the heels of being selected by the DIAA (Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association) Leadership Conference this past July, to be one of only five representatives selected from Delaware to attend the National Student Leadership Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. She is a well rounded athlete that also plays varsity softball and runs indoor track and field during the year and still finds time for community service, as well as Bible School for Special People and a hospital volunteer. Kelsey’s academic achievements are just as outstanding. She carries a 3.97 GPA and is in the top 10 percent of her class. Some of her other awards include Distinguished Honor Roll, Honors math, science and English, NFHS National Leadership Conference and the Tull-Wilmer Award. She is also a member of the National

Honor Society (grades 10, 11, 12), Key Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as well as senior class treasurer and recording secretary for Student Government. Head varsity coach, Robin Verdery had this to say about her star player in a recent phone interview, “Kelsey has been a four year varsity player for me and always gives 110 percent on and off the field.” “She is a coach’s dream and always had a great attitude, work ethic and leadership skills throughout her entire career. She didn’t think of herself, but played for the best interest of the team. She was awesome,” she said. Kelsey Riggleman is a role model for all student athletes and especially young girls, who are focused on a positive future that mixes academics and athletics. It was my pleasure to teach you in school and follow your progress as a Lady Blue Jay for the past two years as a reporter. I wish you continued success this year and in college. Blue Jay Notebook: Kelsey has been athlete of the week numerous times in The Star She participated in the Seaford Blue Jay Homecoming Court for four years. Her ASA traveling softball team was ninth in the nation. Her Little League Softball team was second in the world.

Blue Jays’ fourth quarter rally spells doom for Milford, 64-60 By Gene Bleile The Seaford Blue Jays played three quarters of catch up basketball last Friday night to come from behind in the middle of the fourth quarter and knock off the Milford Bucs in a road game 64-60. This keeps the Jays’ tournament hopes alive and head coach Sean Knowles is guardedly optimistic about their chances of making one of the playoff berths. “This was a big win for us tonight,” he said in a recent phone interview. “We came from behind near the end of the game, got a couple of breaks and put it away. We can only wait to see what happens after our last game Tuesday night (Lake Forest at home) and hopefully with 10 wins we can make the tournament.” Seaford’s Josh Owens played a big part in the start of the game and in the last quarter come back. Owens scored 10 points in the first quarter to keep Seaford close at 21-15 and then added nine more in the fourth to help seal the win. Sophomore Julius Mullin also played a big role in the fourth when he added six points of his own. With less than two minutes to play, he made an uncontested lay-up off a bad pass from a ball going out of bounds off Milford and also hit two free throws to ice the victory. Mavenson Saincy and Terry Hood also had a big game from the floor. Saincy hit three, three-point baskets on the night and Hood had six points, four in the third quarter and two in the fourth to help carry the Jays. To round out the scoring, Mullin finished with 14 points, Tyree Davis had seven, Vincent Glover had four and Ryan

The Blue Jays’ Josh Owens (23), pictured here in action against Woodbridge, scored 19 points on the road last Friday night to lead Seaford to a 6460 win over Milford. The road win keeps the Jays’ slim hopes of a tournament berth alive going into the last week of the season. Photo by Gene Bleile

Purnell had two. “Going into the Lake game we are 810 in conference and 9-12 overall. With a win in our last game, it puts us on the bubble to make the tournament, but we will just have to wait and see,” Knowles concluded.

Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club holding signups The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club will hold signups for the following spring and summer programs: Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading- Signups will take place for Seaford’s only competitive traveling cheer and football league. The league is open to children ages 5-15 at a cost of $65 per person. Players must meet weight requirements. Games will be played against Laurel, Woodbridge, Harrington, Cape, etc. Pop Warner is the nation’s largest and oldest youth organization in the country. Registrations will be held on March 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaford Boys and Girls Club. The league is proud to be a recipient of the NFL Youth Football Fund for two years . Co-Ed Lacrosse Clinic- The Co-Ed Lacrosse Clinic is open to ages 7-12 and will take place March 16-April 30 at a cost of $10. The clinic will meet Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 6-7:30 p.m. This league will teach the fundamentals and game play of lacrosse. Jr. NBA Basketball League- This coed league is open to ages 6-18 and will run March 18- April 30 at a cost of $10. This structured coed league includes practice and a refereed game each week. It is open to beginner level to advance. Trophies are provided and an awards banquet will wrap up the season. CONFERENCE TOURNEY-

Seaford’s Kelsey Riggleman scores a goal in overtime to defeat Holly Grove this past hockey season. Photo by Gene Bleile

Nanticoke Little League is taking applications for managers Nanticoke Little League will be mailing manager applications to past (2007) managers. If you were not a manager in 2007 but would like to be considered for 2008, please contact Nanticoke Little League at 302-629-9209. Please leave your name, address, and phone number and an application will be mailed to you. All manager applications are due by Feb. 24.

Seaford’s Josh Smith, left, is shown competing in the 215 pound seventh place match during the Henlopen Conference tournament last weekend in Georgetown. Photo by Mike McClure

Wrestling continued (103), fifth place; Laurel’s John Whitby (215), fifth place; Laurel’s Jerry Henry (Hwt.), fifth place; and Laurel’s Lineker Valladares (152), sixth place. Laurel’s Tyler Givans (119) recorded a pin in his seventh place match, Sussex Tech’s Kyle Kunzler (130) earned a 7-2 win to place seventh, Seaford’s C.R. Wilkins won by forfeit in the 140 pound seventh place match, Seaford’s C.J. Mar-

MORNING STAR • FEBRUARY 21- 27 2008 tinez defeated Sussex Tech’s Jeff Schaffer in the 152 pound match, and Sussex Tech’s Rob Wilgus (171) topped Laurel’s David Bartee. Sussex Tech’s Matt Bennett (112), Delmar’s Dakota Harmon (125), Sussex Tech’s Cole Magagnotti (135), Seaford’s Brian Wright (145), Delmar’s Taylor Ballard (160), Seaford’s Josh Smith (215), and Sussex Tech’s Aikeem Brewer (Hwt.) each placed eighth in the Henlopen Conference.


Seaford’s Marcus Wright, left, placed fourth in the heavyweight division during the Henlopen Conference tournament last weekend at Sussex Central High School. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford’s Brian Wright, right, stares down his Indian River opponent during a Henlopen Conference tournament seventh place match last weekend. Photo by Mike McClure

Nanticoke Little League is looking for sign sponsors Nanticoke Little League is currently looking for sign sponsors for all fields at the Williams Pond complex. Sponsors can advertise their company or organization while supporting the local little league program. Please contact Sherry Smith at 841-2226 for more information.

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The Lakers’ Devin Hunt, left, goes up for a layup during his team’s SDR basketball game recently. Above, Marvin Morris of the Lakers looks to pass the ball during his team’s Seaford Department of Recreation basketball game last Saturday. Photos by David Elliott



Sussex Tech’s Jamar Beckett, right, finished first in the Henlopen Conference with a 5-1 win over Milford’s Chris Drummond in the 215 pound finals last weekend. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel’s John Whitby, top, has his opponent in a hold during the 215 pound fifth place match. Whitby won the match, 15-4, to place fifth. Photo by Mike McClure

Sussex Tech’s Ryelan Pavlik, right, is locked up with an opponent during the Henlopen Conference tournament’s 145 pound third place match. Pavlik lost, 4-3, to place fourth in the conference in his weight class. Photo by Mike McClure

Above, Laurel’s Lineker Valladares, left, looks to escape his opponent’s hold during Henlopen Conference tournament action last Saturday at Sussex Central. Valladares placed sixth in the 152 pound weight class. Below, Sussex Tech’s John Briddell, top, has a hold of his opponent during the 103 pound fifth place match. Briddell won by technical fall to finish fifth. Photos by Mike McClure

Laurel’ s Jerry Henry, left, looks to hold down his opponent during last weekend’s Henlopen Conference wrestling tournament. Henry earned a 5-2 win to place fifth in the heavyweight division. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford boys placed second in conference track meet

Sussex Tech boys’ basketball team tops Lake Forest, 76-36 The Sussex Tech varsity boys’ basketball team defeated Lake Forest, 76-36, last Friday as four Ravens scored in double digits. Kory Belle led the way with 18 points, Jeffone Hill had 15 points, Corey Wyatt netted 12 points, and Jacob Mitchell added 10 points for Sussex Tech.

The Seaford boys’ indoor track and field team placed second in the Henlopen Conference track and field meet which was held in Snow Hill recently. The following are the team scores as well as additions and corrections from the local results that ran in last week’s paper: Boys- 1. Dover 114, 2. Seaford 92, 3. Caesar Rodney 79, 4. Sussex Tech 74, 5. Milford 40, 6. Woodbridge 24, 7. Smyrna 21, 8. Cape Henlopen 12 400- 1. Gernie Purnell, Seaford, 52.0, 5. Trevor Lee, Seaford, 55.9, 6. Derek Nennstiehl, Woodbridge, 55.9; 3,200- 5. Matt Seaton. Seaford, 11:17, 6. Andrew Hoffman, Seaford, 11:21.8; high jump- 1. Tyrone Hickman, Sussex Tech, 6’, 2. Aaron Betts, Sussex Tech, 5’6”, 4. Eliezer Dorelus, Seaford, 5’2”; pole vault- 1. Zach Hearn, Seaford, 11’ 6”, 4. Ethan Lee, Seaford, 10’ 6” Girls- 1. Caesar Rodney 130, 2. Dover 108, 3. Cape Henlopen 65, 4. Sussex Tech 53, 5. Seaford 35, 6. Milford 24, 7. Woodbridge 21, 8. Smyrna 20 4X800- 2. Sussex Tech (Emily Ritter, Dee Carillo, Kariann Flynn, Brittany Chesser), 11:19; 55 meter run- 6. Cassy Galon, Sussex Tech, 7.99



Seaford Bowling Lanes Sunday Nite Mixed High games and series Bill Graver 277 Michael Berg 770 Brenda Abrams 311, 805

Young Adults High games and series Jacob Dubinski 273, 692 Cassie Wooters 229 Nicole Marciano 229 Tara Murphy 625

Baby Blue Jays High games and series

James Webb Brad Morgan Dallas Slavin

179 330 175, 315

Friday Trios High games and series Ernest Ricketts 283 Jennings Kellam 682 B.J. Ellis 237 Norma Lee Horne 237, 673

Star High games and series Trevor Neal 246 Travis Concon 646 Morgan Slavin 253 Makayla James 679

Nite Owl High games and series Eric Patchett 290 Don Henry 747

Mardel ABC High games and series Keith Mitchell 280 Dana James 736

Laurel’s Zach Bonniwell, left, is shown with his ankle wrapped as Philadelphia Phillies trainer Scott Sheridan and Laurel’s Chris Cutsail look on. A group of Laurel High students recently made a trip to Citizens Bank Park for a sports medicine/athletic training information trip. See next week’s Laurel Star for the group photo.

Laurel Youth Sports basketball results for the week of 2/11 Boys- Mulligan Hauling 39, Daye’s Home Improvement 29- Tarez White scored eight points and Brandon Steele added five points for Mulligan. Jerron Tull had five points for Daye’s. Collins Trucking 34, MAG Construction 24- Aaron Swan netted 12 points and Jeremy Metz added one point for Collins. Leon West had one point for MAG. Girls- Movie Gallery 20, O’Neal Brothers 9- Sara Jo Whaley had two points and Tamia Goslee scored eight points for Movie Gallery. Patricia Horsey netted four points for O’Neal Brothers.

Seaford Department of Recreation holding spring signups Signups going on now for the Seaford Department of Recreation’s spring basketball league. The co-ed league is open to ages 8-18 at a cost of $20 per person. Co-ed and women’s volleyball leagues- The entry fee is $115.00 per team with entries to be done by phone. Co-ed league play Monday nights and women play Tuesday nights. Men’s modified and slow-pitch softball leagues- Call 629-6809 for more information or to enter a team. Co-ed softball- A co-ed softball league is now forming with games to be played on Sunday afternoon. There must be at least four teams to have a league. Men’s flag football league- Games will be played on Sunday mornings. There is a coaches’ meeting March 4 at 7 p.m. at Rec office. Call for more info. Year-round programs offered- SDR’s year-round programs are also continuing at the recreation office including belly dancing and karate classes. Call for more info or to sign up.

Woodbridge Winter Sports Banquet to be held March 13 The Woodbridge Winter Athletic Banquet will be held Thursday March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Tickets can be purchased from Mrs. Little or coach Lofland at a cost of $1 for athletes and $10 for all others. The deadline for purchasing tickets is March 6. The school dress code is required at the banquet.

Sussex County Sports Foundation to hold baseball skills showcase Sussex County Sports Foundation is presenting the Delmarva Showcase, which is a baseball skills showcase for players to display their skills to college coaches. The event will take place on June 14 (rain date is June 15) at Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown. The morning session will take place 9 a.m. to noon (first 50 registered players) and the afternoon session will be from 1 to 4 p.m. (first 50 registered players). The cost is $150 per participant per session and the registration deadline is June 1 (unless sessions are full prior to that date). Players registered prior to May 1 will receive a discount of $15 per session. Each participant can attend both sessions for $300. Players must be high school freshman or older and must be from the Eastern Shore. Players can choose two positions to showcase their skills. Interested participants can contact the Sussex County Sports Foundation at 302-644-7777 or

Final NYSA soccer signup to take place in Seaford Feb. 28 The final NYSA soccer signup will take place on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 5-7 p.m. at the NYSA shed, which is located behind the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Seaford. For more information call the league’s hotline at 629-3530.

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Seaford City

High games and series Jim Sura 276. 754 Myron Hayes 276 Shirley Ellis 272 Judy Uccello 716

High games and series Wes Willoughby 303 Andrew Parlier 816

Eastern Shore Men

High games and series Mark Melson 256, 661 Linda Taylor 234, 663

High games and series Jesse Rust 288 Andrew Parlier 766

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Club 50 High games and series George Bramble 274, 736 Margaret Tingler 260, 740

Tuesday Early Mixed High games and series Carl Thacker 273, 733 Debbie Murray 250 Melynda Hitchens 693

Tuesday AM Mixed High games and series Donald Minter 243, 628 Marion Terry 238 Ellen Messick 617

Senior Express High games and series Bob Rice 316, 815 Ruth Horsey 293, 801

Sunday Adult/Youth High games and series Mark Allen 293 Dan Morrison 820 Doug Avery, Jr. 293, 792 Amber Morrison 260, 750

Laurel Pop Warner to hold signups starting March 15 Laurel Pop Warner will be holding sign-ups for on the following dates: Saturday, March 15 from 9-11 a.m. and Saturday, April 5 from 9-11 a.m. Sign-ups will be held at the Laurel Nazarene Church (94 Walnut Street) across from the Game Zone. This year’s fees are as follows: $75.00 for one participant and $15.00 for each additional participant. Included in the price is a Horsey Youth Foundation ticket. Also each participant will receive five raffle tickets for our annual basket raffle that is in November. Any further questions please feel free to contact Glenn Phillips, Jr. at (302) 8753410.

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RAIDER REUNION- The 1986-87 Woodbridge boys’ basketball team held a reunion during last Tuesday’s Woodbridge-Laurel game. Shown (not in order) are: players Eric Brewington, Petey Neal, Anthony Horne, Hollis Smack, Quinton Sykes, Preston Grace, Heath Chasanov, Mike Sturgeon, Bryant Worthy, Mark Sturgeon, Sherard Holden; manager Troy Yarborough; and coaches Vic Hrebien and Len Chasanov. The 1987 team won four state tournament games before falling to Newark in the state finals. Photo by David Elliott

Seaford/Laurel Star Tuesday high school scoreboard Girls’ basketball- Delmar 31, Indian River 26- The Wildcats clinched a winning season with Tuesday’s win in the season finale. Shannon Wilson netted 16 points and Katie McMahon added 11 for Delmar. Seaford 49, Lake Forest 32- Ambre’ Burbage scored 28 points in the Seaford win. Laurel 58, Campus Community 10- Tomorrow Briddell led all scorers with 12 points, Keisha Oney chipped in with nine points, and Brooke Evans had eight points in the Bulldogs’ non-conference win. Sussex Central 38, Sussex Tech 36- Leigh Powell scored 18 points in the Ravens’ narrow loss. Milford 49, Woodbridge 13 Boys’ basketball- Seaford 81, Lake Forest 64- Josh Owens led the Jays with 19 points and Julius Mullen and Vincent Glover each had 14 points. Woodbridge 76, Milford 60- Jordan Mosley paced the Raiders with 22 points, K’yan Andrews added 19 points, and Vashad Whidbee had 17 points. Sussex Central 67, Sussex Tech 66- Sussex Central won the Henlopen North title by outscoring the Ravens, 21-10, in the final quarter after trailing, 41-28, at the half. Jeffone Hill (22) and Jacob Mitchell (21) led the way for the Ravens. Indian River 93, Delmar 82- Kevin Ricketts scored 28 points, Kevin Robles netted 22 points, and Fernandez Batson added 18 points for the Wildcats.

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This past Tuesday night was senior recognition night for the Blue Jay Basketball team. Left - right, Head coach Sean Knowles, seniors honored, manager, Phyan Smith, Tyree Davis, Ryan Purnell, Josh Owens, Berkay Keratay, Mavenson Saincy and assistant head coach, Marvin Phillips. Photo by Gene Bleile

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Henlopen boys’ basketball championship to be held Saturday The Henlopen Athletic Conference boys’ basketball championship game between Northern Division champion, Sussex Central High School and Southern Division champion, Woodbridge High School will be played at Cape Henlopen High School on Saturday, February 23 at 2 p.m. Advance sale tickets will be available at the schools of the division champions and a limited number at the host school. Any unsold tickets will go on sale at the gate on game day. All tickets cost $5 apiece.

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Obituaries Continued from page 25

Albert Cosenza of Royersford, PA; grandchildren Sarah and Beth Krajewski of Lewes. His brother Joseph Krajewski and his wife Edna of Wilmington also survive him. Funeral services will be held at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, on Friday Feb. 22, 2008 at 11a.m. where friends may call after 9 a.m. Burial will be private at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Pilottown, Lewes. The family requests memorial contributions to the Crossroad Community Church Building Fund 18414 Sand Hill Road Georgetown, DE 19947. Condolences may be sent to

Charles W. Betts Jr., 89 Charles W. Betts, Jr., of Delmar, passed Wednesday, February 14, 2008 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. He was born Aug. 27, 1918 in Millsboro, a son of Charles W. Betts, Sr. and Sarah Catherine Shockley Betts, who predeceased him. After high school, Charles graduated from Beacom Business School with a degree in Business. His career spanned over 32 years as a Business Manager at the former Salisbury State Teachers College, where he made many wonderful, long lasting friendships. Mr. Betts attended Immanuel Baptist Church in Salisbury and also the Primitive Baptist Church. He was a member of the Delmar Masonic Lodge #201 and

Order of Eastern Star, Adah Chapter 5. He was an avid gardener and a Master Gardener in Delaware through the Sussex County Extension Service. He got much pleasure from collecting and finishing antiques. Spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren was what he cherished most. He is survived by a son, William D. Betts and his wife, Simmie of Salisbury; two daughters, Doris M. Fields of Cheverly, Md., and Carolyn Mai Massey and her husband, Michael of Bishopville, Md.; and three grandchildren, William D. Betts, Jr. of Salisbury, Matthew Massey and his wife, Jill of Chevy Chase, Md. and Sarah McCabe and her husband, Draper of Millsboro. Several nieces and nephews also survive him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marie Mai Betts, who passed April 21, 2004, and a granddaughter, Shannon Betts. A funeral service was held on Monday, Feb. 18 at Short Funeral Home, Delmar, where family and friends called prior to the service. The Reverends Walter Agnor and Bruce Glisson officiated. Interment followed at St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Delmar. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803, or Immanuel Baptist Church, 1514 Old Ocean City Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Walter Smith, 101 Walter “Harold” Smith died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at the Seaford Center, Genesis Elder Care. He was born Nov. 3, 1906 in Wilmington, the son of G. Sellers and Lucy Smith. Harold moved to Seaford in 1941 and began a long career at the DuPont Seaford Nylon Plant, retiring in 1971. He was a kind, gentle and giving man who was more concerned for others than for himself. He loved his family, friends and his farm. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth in 2007, his parents and two brothers, Fred and Donald Smith. He is survived by his children, David R. Smith and his wife Lucie of Seaford; Ruth Morovati had her husband Shah of Chadds Ford, Pa., his sister, Marion Dawson of Wachapreague, Va., grandchildren, Andy Morovati, Susan Finizio, Amy Emeigh and Laura Garcia and seven great grandchildren. Harold also leaves close friends Kim and Jake Sylvester, the wonderful aids from CHEER that supported Ruth and Harold for the last few years, Joye Wessells, daughter of his best friends, Art and Romalda Howe, and Socks his loyal cat. It was his wish that there be a private family celebration of his life. The family suggests a donation to CHEER, 546 South Bedford Street ext., Georgetown, DE 19947. Arrangements were handled by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford, DE.

Community bible study

Central Worship Center in Laurel will be the meeting place for Bible and brunch, a Saturday morning Bible study to begin March 8 at 9 a.m. This 12-week, video-based study will meet each Saturday morning and will feature Beth Moore’s newest study, Stepping up: A journey through the psalms of ascent. If you are feeling disconnected and looking for a place to plug in, this may be just what you have been looking for – regardless of your church affiliation or whether you even go to church, you are invited to come out and join in. Costs for materials are $20. If you are interested, call Ivy at 875-4488, or email at bible- Please RSVP by Feb. 29 so that we can order materials.

Gethsamane Concert

Willie Blake Davis, a local gospel rock singer is scheduled to be in concert on Saturday, March 29, at 7 p.m. The award winning vocalist is presented by Ed Shockley and Gethsemane United Methodist Church to promote his original compositions from his new fall album including: “My Way Home” & “He Stands.” Passionate, soulful, and full sounding would describe the vocal talent of Willie Blake Davis. He is joined with his son, Joshua Davis, a composer and guitarist, to bring to the ears of

many eager listeners a truly emotional journey of heart and soul. Come to Gethsemane United Methodist Church, located five miles west of Seaford, Stein Highway & Woodland Ferry Road and share what proves to be a passionate vocal journey with Willie Blake Davis in concert.

100 Men in Black

Saturday, Feb. 23 – 100 Men in Black – Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord. Service begins at 6 p.m. The messenger will be Reverend Ronnniere Robinson of Graham A.M.E. Church, Greenwood. Program is sponsored by the men of Mt. Calvary.


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Obituaries Continued from page 25

Albert Cosenza of Royersford, PA; grandchildren Sarah and Beth Krajewski of Lewes. His brother Joseph Krajewski and his wife Edna of Wilmington also survive him. Funeral services will be held at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, on Friday Feb. 22, 2008 at 11a.m. where friends may call after 9 a.m. Burial will be private at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Pilottown, Lewes. The family requests memorial contributions to the Crossroad Community Church Building Fund 18414 Sand Hill Road Georgetown, DE 19947. Condolences may be sent to

Charles W. Betts Jr., 89 Charles W. Betts, Jr., of Delmar, passed Wednesday, February 14, 2008 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. He was born Aug. 27, 1918 in Millsboro, a son of Charles W. Betts, Sr. and Sarah Catherine Shockley Betts, who predeceased him. After high school, Charles graduated from Beacom Business School with a degree in Business. His career spanned over 32 years as a Business Manager at the former Salisbury State Teachers College, where he made many wonderful, long lasting friendships. Mr. Betts attended Immanuel Baptist Church in Salisbury and also the Primitive Baptist Church. He was a member of the Delmar Masonic Lodge #201 and

Order of Eastern Star, Adah Chapter 5. He was an avid gardener and a Master Gardener in Delaware through the Sussex County Extension Service. He got much pleasure from collecting and finishing antiques. Spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren was what he cherished most. He is survived by a son, William D. Betts and his wife, Simmie of Salisbury; two daughters, Doris M. Fields of Cheverly, Md., and Carolyn Mai Massey and her husband, Michael of Bishopville, Md.; and three grandchildren, William D. Betts, Jr. of Salisbury, Matthew Massey and his wife, Jill of Chevy Chase, Md. and Sarah McCabe and her husband, Draper of Millsboro. Several nieces and nephews also survive him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marie Mai Betts, who passed April 21, 2004, and a granddaughter, Shannon Betts. A funeral service was held on Monday, Feb. 18 at Short Funeral Home, Delmar, where family and friends called prior to the service. The Reverends Walter Agnor and Bruce Glisson officiated. Interment followed at St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Delmar. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803, or Immanuel Baptist Church, 1514 Old Ocean City Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Walter Smith, 101 Walter “Harold” Smith died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at the Seaford Center, Genesis Elder Care. He was born Nov. 3, 1906 in Wilmington, the son of G. Sellers and Lucy Smith. Harold moved to Seaford in 1941 and began a long career at the DuPont Seaford Nylon Plant, retiring in 1971. He was a kind, gentle and giving man who was more concerned for others than for himself. He loved his family, friends and his farm. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth in 2007, his parents and two brothers, Fred and Donald Smith. He is survived by his children, David R. Smith and his wife Lucie of Seaford; Ruth Morovati had her husband Shah of Chadds Ford, Pa., his sister, Marion Dawson of Wachapreague, Va., grandchildren, Andy Morovati, Susan Finizio, Amy Emeigh and Laura Garcia and seven great grandchildren. Harold also leaves close friends Kim and Jake Sylvester, the wonderful aids from CHEER that supported Ruth and Harold for the last few years, Joye Wessells, daughter of his best friends, Art and Romalda Howe, and Socks his loyal cat. It was his wish that there be a private family celebration of his life. The family suggests a donation to CHEER, 546 South Bedford Street ext., Georgetown, DE 19947. Arrangements were handled by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford, DE.

Community bible study

Central Worship Center in Laurel will be the meeting place for Bible and brunch, a Saturday morning Bible study to begin March 8 at 9 a.m. This 12-week, video-based study will meet each Saturday morning and will feature Beth Moore’s newest study, Stepping up: A journey through the psalms of ascent. If you are feeling disconnected and looking for a place to plug in, this may be just what you have been looking for – regardless of your church affiliation or whether you even go to church, you are invited to come out and join in. Costs for materials are $20. If you are interested, call Ivy at 875-4488, or email at bible- Please RSVP by Feb. 29 so that we can order materials.

Gethsamane Concert

Willie Blake Davis, a local gospel rock singer is scheduled to be in concert on Saturday, March 29, at 7 p.m. The award winning vocalist is presented by Ed Shockley and Gethsemane United Methodist Church to promote his original compositions from his new fall album including: “My Way Home” & “He Stands.” Passionate, soulful, and full sounding would describe the vocal talent of Willie Blake Davis. He is joined with his son, Joshua Davis, a composer and guitarist, to bring to the ears of

many eager listeners a truly emotional journey of heart and soul. Come to Gethsemane United Methodist Church, located five miles west of Seaford, Stein Highway & Woodland Ferry Road and share what proves to be a passionate vocal journey with Willie Blake Davis in concert.

100 Men in Black

Saturday, Feb. 23 – 100 Men in Black – Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord. Service begins at 6 p.m. The messenger will be Reverend Ronnniere Robinson of Graham A.M.E. Church, Greenwood. Program is sponsored by the men of Mt. Calvary.


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Letters to the Editor ...there is little if any chance that the Republican Party will field a candidate that can defeat the Democratic candidate. Dems will pick next governor

On Sept. 9, Delaware Democrats will select the next Governor. The decision won’t be official until the general election on Nov. 4, but there is little if any chance that the Republican Party will field a candidate that can defeat the Democratic candidate. In Delaware, a citizen must be a registered Democrat or Republican to vote in a primary election. I volunteered at a polling site on Super Tuesday and observed a few disappointed Independents who were turned away because of our closed primary system. Independents (and Republicans if they wish) can participate in selecting the next Governor by re-registering as a Democrat. This has absolutely no bearing on how an individual votes in November for any office from U.S. President to County Councilman. We have the right to split our ticket, a practice that seems fairly common in Delaware. Even though the primary election is not until Sept. 9, the deadline to re-register as a Democrat is March 30. Please consider registering as a Democrat so that you can vote for our next Governor. On Sept. 10, if you wish, you can switch back to your current affiliation. You can download a federal registration form at or call the Commissioner of Elections at 302-739-4277 to get a form. There are local offices in each county. Let’s all have a voice in the selection of our next Governor. Register as a Democrat by March 30. Joanne Cabry

Rehoboth Beach

Project should move forward

The developer has bailed out on the huge, approved, Isaacs Glen development near Milton. In light of recent statements made by Councilmen Vance Phillips and Lynn Rogers in various news outlets, I offer the following comments: Both Phillips and Rogers voted for the final Isaacs Glen project as did the rest of the Sussex Council. They did not have to! It was an upzone. Sixteen hundred homes, considering the road situation would have been inappropriate, and indeed most of the people in Milton didn’t want it under any circumstances. The fact that Developer Glen Urquhart declined to pursue the project, because of the downturn in the economy or because he couldn’t get financing(partially caused locally by the over development in our area) does not mean that this property will not be developed eventually. I doubt if it will remain farmland in perpetuity.

Stars’ Letters Policy All letters should include the writer’s name, address and phone number for verification purposes. Names will be published. No unsigned letters will be published. No letters which the management deems to be libelous will be published. The Star reserves the right to edit or reject any letters. Send your letters to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, or email morningstarpub When the market bottoms out, someone will grab it up and we’ll be back to square one with another proposal. Phillips fervently supported the project from the very beginning and to say now that “because of the slow market there is no need for restrictions” is absurd! Legislative decisions should never be based on the market. Frankly, this is the time to implement change in the rules governing land use during a slow real estate market, because it will set new, fresh standards for everyone before investments are made again. When the economy comes back in the next few years, if we do not change our laws, Sussex will be even more overburdened. Now is the time to be proactive, not inactive which is the way this council has intentionally operated up till now. Vance Phillips is way off base. Judson Bennett, Lewes

Candidate for Sussex County Council

Seaford’s west side services

I’d like to respond to an issue presented in last week’s Star by both Wilton Porter and Mike Vincent concerning services for residents on Seaford’s west side. I agree 100 percent with Mr. Porter’s statement regarding a grocery store and other services in that area. Before talking about becoming “Bridgeford” by connecting our city limits to Bridgeville, let’s talk about taking care of our current residents who have been paying taxes, water and sewer to the city for many years. Let’s address the issue of fixing our streets so we don’t knock our car out of line hitting the potholes. As to Mr. Vincent’s statement about grocery stores, “if we want a grocery store, we’ve got to have more people,” I’d like to inform him when I was crew leader of the 1980 census, we had four grocery stores between Rt. 13 along Rt. 20 west to

the Nylon Capital Shopping Center with 5,200 residents and a big draw from Maryland residents. Now we have only Sav-A-Lot, where I do shop, but they do not have everything a grocery store usually carries. Since, I am not going to fight the highway and traffic lights where somebody, sometimes more than once, runs a red light or stop-sign EVERY time I’d go to Food Lion, or to the highway, I just drive to Federalsburg, about three miles farther for me. It’s worth it not to have to fight that congestion. Not once have I ever seen that Rt. 13 area being patrolled. The one non-specialized restaurant on the Stein Highway west corridor is Pizza King. Did you ever try to find a place to park there after 5 p.m. or wait inside to be seated? There must be some people somewhere on Seaford’s west side to support a grocery store as well as another restaurant. It makes me wonder how hard the city Council has tried. As to the hospital that Mr. Vincent states needs more patients. the problem is it needs less non-paying patients making me and other paying patients to pick up the tab. Did you ever wonder why the physicians are all leaving? Already two businesses are closing this year as well. Soon we will have increased county taxes to support new schools due to overpopulation. The city wants to annex every outlying area in sight. Why are we annexing, developing and keeping on building when we have houses for sale all over the Seaford area? Shouldn’t they consider taking care of our current residents and their needs before we try to bring in more development? I think the city needs to get its priorities straight. It should worry a little less about renters and business fees and concentrate on more important things. It seems it is all money. I don’t know why any developed surrounding area of city limits would even want to be annexed and pay $55 a month water and sewer, city taxes and even an extra fee for garbage collection. The city has even closed the city dump so now you have to get rid of yard debris as best you can. Not everybody can bag 50 bags. Next I expect leaf pickup to stop since I read about how much it was costing the town. Remedy for that is let them blow away. Not everybody, including myself, is going to fight the Wal-Mart chaos, so we drive elsewhere, or shop catalogs. I even get my drugs by mail. Gone are the days of the nice little hamlet on the Nanticoke with cheap living expenses and taxes. Barbara Taylor


Support your neighbors

If you’re reading this, that means you’re interested in the goings on in your local community. Before I go any further, let me introduce myself to those of you who have no idea who I am. My name is Timothy P. Jones, your friendly neighborhood Cham-

ber president. My wife and I are the pastors of “The Lighthouse Church,” located on Kaye Road in Laurel. We are the proud parents of four wonderful children, a crazy dog who thinks he’s human, and tries to eat better than me, and a cat that doesn’t like to eat fish and can’t make up his mind if he wants in or out. A while back, I was watching a classic movie, “Meet John Doe.” There was a particular scene that struck me and I thought to myself, “This is the way we all need to act. “You see, because of one man —John Doe – people in small town American began to care what was going on in their own respective towns and began to look out for their neighbors. Maybe it’s post 911, or maybe we’re just all so busy merely taking care of our own, but somewhere along the line, we’ve stopped caring about our neighbors. Have you considered when you and I take our money to an adjacent town that we’re hurting our neighbors? And have you ever thought that when you purchase items at Laurel businesses, instead of driving to another town, what you might have saved in fuel costs? Here’s a thought: the next time you need anything like lumber, milk, an accountant, or whatever service can be met in Laurel, look to see what’s in your backyard and buy Laurel. You will be helping your neighbors — and a fiscally strong town is a healthy town in which to live, work, and to allow your neighbors to become your friends. Timothy Jones

Laurel Chamber President

Tony’s column helps me remember

I have to say that I recently noticed articles written by Tony Windsor, “I think Dad was even wiser that I gave him credit for,” and “As a kid, pain was a constant companion.” I can relate to these articles in a way that make me laugh as an adult but not as a kid. I wanted to thank Tony for making me remember these unforgettable life experiences. I hope he shares more articles like these. I remembered them as if it was yesterday. Cindi Chaimowitz


Help with acts of kindness

Help your neighbor with acts of kindness is catching on in Laurel. This happened on Wednesday, Feb. 6. I was working outside of my fenced-in yard, to repair the damage done by a careless driver to the grass on a corner of my property. A young lady stopped her car, came across the street, and asked if she could help me push my wheelbarrow full of dirt. I would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU. What a kind gesture! It was greatly appreciated. Sadly, I did not get her name so I can’t thank her in person. Manuel Naveira




Police briefs Man dies from accident injuries

James White, 45, Bridgeville, died Thursday, Feb. 14, at Christiana Hospital, Wilmington, after being injured in a onecar accident Feb. 7. According to police, White was driving a 1989 Toyota Cressida east on Briarhook Road, Seaford, and failed to negotiate a right curve. His Toyota exited the road and struck a tree head-on, police said. White, who was wearing a seat belt, was flown to Christiana Hospital. The investigation is ongoing.

responded to the 3800 block of Mockingbird Lane (Mallard Lakes) and arrested Balascio without incident. During a search of the suspect's residence, detectives seized counterfeit money and computer equipment allegedly used to produce counterfeit money. Balascio was charged with two counts of possession of forgery devices; capable of adapting forgery; and 52 counts of forgery first degree/alters written instrument of another person without authority. She was arraigned and released on $27,000 unsecured bond.

Two wanted after shooting

Man charged with unlawful contact

An argument among three men at Meadowbridge Apartments, Seaford, turned violent, police said, resulting in injuries to four victims, including one of the men arguing. Police were called to the south building of the apartment complex on Feb. 13, at approximately 12:42 a.m., after receiving a complaint that shots had been fired. Their investigation revealed that the first victim, a 22-year-old male from Seaford, had gone to the apartment to confront two men who were in the apartment with his ex-girlfriend. The two men, Larry L. Farlow, 25, of Hollybrook Apartments, Laurel, and Latrell L. Farlow, 23, of Hebron, Md., are wanted by police on charges including aggravated menacing and second degree assault. Police said that one of the suspects produced a handgun and fired at the Seaford man. The bullet passed through the ceiling into the apartment above and into the same room another victim, a 40-year-old female, was occupying. By the time the police arrived, both the suspects and the Seaford man had left the scene. Seaford Police Criminal Investigations Division was notified and were able to locate the Seaford man at a residence in the Popular Street area of Seaford. Officers transported him to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where the he was treated for lacerations and contusions of the head and face area and released. There were two other victims, a fiveyear-old female and a nine month old male, both of Seaford. Larry Farlow is charged with aggravated menacing; second degree assault; second degree conspiracy; four counts of reckless endangering; possession of a firearm during commission of a felony; and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. Latrell Farlow is charged with aggravated menacing; second degree assault; second degree conspiracy; four counts of reckless endangering; possession of a firearm during commission of a felony; carrying a concealed deadly weapon; and possession of a firearm by person prohibited. Seaford Police have obtained warrants on both suspects and are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of the two suspects to contact the Seaford Police Department at 302-629-6644 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP3333. Delaware Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people involved in this incident.

Police say that the man on the right in the above photo robbed the Super Soda store in Seaford on Feb. 6.

Super Soda robber at large

On Feb. 6 at approximately 8:15 p.m., Seaford Police responded to a call about an armed robbery at the Super Soda Center on Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. Police said that the suspect approached a clerk who was just outside of the business, displayed a black handgun and asked for money. The suspect then opened the front door and asked the other clerk, who was inside, where the money was. The second clerk started yelling and the suspect fled toward the Chandler Heights apartment complex. Police are currently investigating the crime and believe that this crime could be linked to a similar robbery that occurred on Jan. 2 at that business. The suspect is described as a black male, in his mid 20s, 5 foot 6 inches to 6 foot 2 inches, 130 to 170 pounds, wearing blue jeans, black shoes, a black NY baseball cap, a puffy black vest and a white long-sleeved shirt. The Seaford Criminal Investigations Division is asking anyone with information about this crime to contact them at 629-6648 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Delaware Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved.

Woman accused of counterfeiting

The Delaware State Police recently charged a 31-year-old Selbyville woman with the production of counterfeit money. Troop 4 detectives identified Jennifer Balascio as the suspect during their investigation. Police said that Balascio possessed counterfeit denominations of five, ten and twenty dollar Balascio bills as well as forgery devices used to produce counterfeit money. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, investigators obtained a search warrant. Shortly after, the Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Task Force Unit, Financial Crimes Unit, and the United States Secret Service

Delaware State Police recently charged a Maryland man after he allegedly grabbed a woman inappropriately and refused to let her out of his van. On Monday, Feb. 18, at approximately 3:30 p.m., troopers responded to the victim’s residence after she had been dropped off by her attacker. The 22-year-old Laurel woman was visibly shaken and informed the troopers that she had voluntarily taken a ride from an acquaintance that grabbed her chest and then refused to let her out of his vehicle. Ronald T. Dixon, 29, of the 400 block of Taylor Avenue, Hurlock, Md., allegedly picked the victim up at the Royal Farms on U.S. 13 near Blades. The victim had been dropped off by her boyfriend after an argument. The young woman agreed to the ride and while driving back to her residence, Dixon made unwanted sexual advances which made her very uncomfortable. She then asked Dixon to drop her off in the Bethel area and when he did not stop the vehicle, she became very scared. The victim told troopers that Dixon

slowed the vehicle down and continued to grab her breast several times. Dixon’s behavior upset the victim even more. Once in the area of her residence, she asked Dixon to drop her off and she was able to flee and call the police. The victim sustained minor scratches to her chest and abdomen in the attack. On Monday, Feb. 18, troopers charged Dixon with unlawful sexual contact third degree (misdemeanor) and unlawful imprisonment second degree (misdemeanor). He was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 3 in Georgetown and released on $400 unsecured bond.

Electrical malfunction causes fire

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a dwelling fire that occurred Monday, Feb. 18, at 9:30 p.m. in the 24000 block of Bridgeville Highway in Seaford. A resident of the dwelling smelled smoke and, upon searching for the source, discovered smoke coming from the second floor bedroom. All occupants vacated the home and called 911. The Seaford Fire Department responded to the scene and was assisted by the Blades Fire Department. Upon arrival they encountered smoke showing from the second floor. No injuries were reported. The home was not equipped with working smoke detectors. The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office Investigators have determined that the fire originated in the second floor bedroom and was caused by an electrical malfunction of an extension cord supplying power to a portable heater. The damages have been listed at approximately $35,000.

State wants young girls to buckle their seat belts Young girls all across America are abuzz after Billy Ray Cyrus, the father of their role model Miley Cyrus, better known as “Hannah Montana,” apologized for riding in the back seat of their Range Rover without seat belts as shown in their recent hit 3-D movie. While this is true, the failure by the younger Cyrus to buckle up highlights a serious safety problem occurring among young males and females across the country who are known as “tweens.” These youngsters are between 8 and 13, are Hannah Montana’s primary fan base and are buckling up less frequently than most other age groups, including the often talked about 16-year-old new teen drivers. In Delaware, a review of crash data between 2000 and 2005 shows that seat belt use for “tweens” injured in crashes averaged out to 73 percent and was the lowest of any age group. To address this trend, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety is developing a “tween” seat belt campaign to begin this spring. OHS hopes to work primarily with coaches of sports teams to reach both the

young players, and their parents who spend many hours in the car driving back and forth from practice. Opportunities to promote seat belt safety through sporting events, teams, and complexes include the distribution of safety materials on opening day, working with parent volunteers or coaches to conduct observational seat belt surveys, surveying attendees at games about seat belt use habits, displaying buckle up messages at stadiums/sports complexes, providing scripts for PA announcements on seat belt safety, painting buckle up stencils at the exists or on parking lots near practice fields, and providing seat belt messages and information for parents on team websites and newsletters. To get started on promoting seat belt safety among ‘tweens', contact Cindy Genau, at the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension in Newark, at 302831-4973. Leaders of other organizations who work with tweens are also encouraged to call for more information.



Seaford Fire Department holds annual banquet

C.B. Bennett receives his 50 year membership award. From left is President Wayne Truitt, C.B. "Spuck" Bennett and Chief Tom Lecates. Photo by Chuck Snyder

From left are Chief Tom Lecates, Kitti Botdorf, Fireman Emeritus John Botdorf and President Wayne Truitt. Photo by Chuck Snyder

Seaford Volunteer Fire Department current officers in back from left are Frankie Bradley, second assistant chief; K.C. Tull, deputy chief; Tom Lecates, chief; Ed Hurley, first assistant chief; Ben Hastings, chief engineer; and Greg Bell, ambulance captain. In the front row from left are Ken Tull, treasurer; Wayne Truitt, president; Ric Marvel, vice president; and Bill Mulvaney, secretary. Photo by Chuck Snyder

From left are Past Chief Doug Butler, Chief Tom Lecates, President Wayne Truitt, Fireman of the Year Sam Hastings, Ambulance Captain Greg Bell and Past President John Stevenson. Photo by Chuck Snyder

Seaford Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary past presidents in the back from left are Carolyn Calhoun, Gwen Dicarlo, Ginni Tice-Adams, Donna Bennett, Alison Bell, Elaine Vincent, Betty Truitt, Colleen Shannon, Lorraine Miller, Leona Tull and Chris O'Bier. In the front from left are Jane Tate, Deb Marvel, Margie Clayton, Jeanne Marvel and Charlotte Wheatley. Photo by Chuck Snyder

Seaford Volunteer Fire Department past chiefs include in the back from left are Doug Butler, Dan Short, Mike Vincent, Rhea Shannon, Bill Bennett and Tony Dicarlo. In the front row from left are Steve Mayer, Ron Marvel and C.B. "Spuck" Bennett. Photo by Chuck Snyder


Seaford Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary current officers are, in the back from left, Jane Tate, Jeanne Marvel, Chris O'Bier and Carolyn Calhoun. In the front from left are Isabel Stevenson, Donna Bennett, Margie Clayton, Theresa Lahman and Charlotte Wheatley. Photo by Chuck Snyder

Blades welcomes administrator By Cathy Shufelt Blades Mayor David Ruff introduced Vicki Prettyman to residents at the beginning of the February town council meeting. Prettyman, who was recently hired as the town’s new administrator, takes the position vacated by Julie Chelton, who was town administrator for over 25 years. Prettyman was welcomed by the mayor, council members, and residents who wished her well in her new position. Blades Town Council member, BJ Hardin, informed council members that Dave Webb submitted plans to the Planning and Zoning Committee requesting permission to subdivide a piece of property he owns on US 13. The property would be divided into two commercial properties. Two businesses are interested in the location and Webb also wishes to build a small office complex adjoining the new businesses. Hardin also reported that Seaford Florist submitted plans to renovate their building. Plans include new siding and major roof work. Hardin assured council members that the new roof will be lower than the town’s height limits for buildings within town limits. Hardin presented a revision to one of

the town ordinances for the council’s consideration. Ordinance #330 will impose fines and fees on town residents who fail to comply with clean up requests from the town. When the town has to clean up properties located within town limits, the costs incurred by the town will be passed on to the property owners. Costs may include labor, clean up costs, administrative fees, and any other costs incurred by the Town of Blades. The town will also impose fines and these will be determined by town administrators. The Town of Blades will be selling surplus equipment. Council member Russell Joseph asked the council to consider approving the sale of a 1989 dump truck as well as a utility trailer the town is not using. The town recently purchased a new dump truck and has no need for the older one. The council approved the sale of both the truck and trailer. Both items will be advertised for sale in local newspapers. The Town of Blades would like residents to know that Clean Up Day at the cemetery will be scheduled soon, and residents should remove all decorations so that the town can prepare for the upcoming grass-cutting season.

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Political mud slinging just a show for the press Last week, I wrote that Republican critics of John McCain would RANK ALIO fall behind him before the election. Well no sooner than this paper hit the streets, former presidential can- If academy awards were didate Mitt Romney endorsed front given to politicians with runner McCain and released his the best performance, delegates to follow suit. A great judging would be more Valentine’s gift to McCain. Well, you might say, so what? difficult than for the Because these two people hate movie actors. each other; those were not love arrows being shot by cupid at the No way can Mike Huckabee win the press conference. Did you see their expresnomination in his party, even if he won all sions — if looks could kill? They are as the remaining states. Right now he is a opposite on issues as God and the Devil. thorn in the side of McCain and the ReThis is where the expression, “politics publican Party. To remove the thorn and make strange bedfellows” originates. If get him off your back you make an offer academy awards were given each year to or he makes an offer. politicians with the best performance, In politics, you make your deal before judging would be more difficult than for the candidate gets nominated; after they the movie actors. receive the nomination you can forget your Rommey set himself up as a good guy, deal. for the sake of the party, so if McCain The first time I witnessed a political doesn’t win in November, Rommey could fight was during my first trip to Dover as be considered the front runner in 2012. chief reading clerk in the Delaware House. Had he held out, the party would hold any I was in my early 20s and fresh from loss to McCain against him. my first campaign working for John Fighting and bickering are part of the Kennedy. I was under the impression that game to entertain the voters; voters love a both parties threw knives and daggers at down in the mud fight regardless of what each other. you may hear. It is behind closed doors One day on the House floor, the Demowhere they are making their deals. cratic majority leader and Republican minJohn Edwards is being courted by Barority leader got into a heated debate over rack Obama and Hillary Clinton for his an issue I can’t recall. endorsement and delegates. Whoever he Soon, a few state policemen lined the endorses, he will say they fit his ideals. back of the chambers. I thought we were In reality, the person he endorses will in for an all-out war, as neither of them have given him the best deal for an apwould give in. pointment in their administration should And I was sitting in front of both, only they be elected president. Edwards being a few feet away. I was on edge. an attorney could hold out for Attorney Finally, the Speaker, Sherman Tribbitt, General, or a cabinet position. His delecalled for a recess. During breaks, most of gates could guarantee the nomination for the representatives would go downstairs to either Democrat.



a small office called “The Snake Pit” where filing cabinets were filled with scotch and whiskey. A few would venture across the street to the Treadway Towers to whet their whistle. That’s where I was when I peeked into a private corner and saw both of the leaders who had been at each other’s throats laughing over a drink. I overheard one of them say to the other, “Boy we put on a good show for the press today.” They never told me about this in my history class. It was then I realized what the phrase, “politics make strange bedfellows” meant. I realized we were all from the same mold. In the current presidential race, a few weeks after the elections in Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio, Huckabee will probably drop out. I don’t think he can carry the more liberal states as he has in the southern Baptist evangelical regions. If he stays on, it is to satisfy his ego. Those who believe his platform to rid the IRS and payroll taxes has a chance to win him the nomination need to buy one of my bridges that I have for sale. On the Democrat side, if Hillary or Barack win all remaining states, neither will have the required number of delegates to win before the convention in Denver this summer. That’s when the super delegates could decide the candidate for the Democrats. Voters don’t choose the 842 unpledged “super delegates” who comprise nearly 40 percent of the number of delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination. These delegates are comprised of Democratic governors (Ruth Ann Minner is pledged to Hillary), members of Congress, former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, former vice president Al Gore, retired congressional leaders such as Dick Gephardt, and all Democratic National

Committee members, some of whom are appointed by party chairman Howard Dean. The Republicans do not operate under this system. Currently, Sen. Clinton has the majority of these super delegates giving her a slight lead over her opponent, but these delegates are free to come out before their state’s primary or before the convention to support either candidate or switch their allegiance. One of her delegates jumped ship last week and joined the Obama team. This system, which has been used for years, is coming under fire this year because of the tight race. The super delegates could swing the nomination even though the majority in their states voted for the other candidate. The current system originated in the early ‘70s to guarantee that elected officials would have a bigger voice in the nomination. Talk about cutting a deal! These delegates become more important each day. Being one is better than winning the lottery. It appears this year will find how well the system works or doesn’t. The system could backfire on Democrats if these super delegates vote for someone other than the presidential candidate with the highest number of votes. Voters who voted in the state’s primaries could bolt the Democrat Party. In the meantime, the mud will continue to be slung, but don’t get upset. It all washes off at the end of the day, usually with a stiff drink and a good laugh. The media will have a field day making it appear the candidates are at war with each other. How else can they keep up their ratings?

Heaven on earth was an indoor bathtub and a toilet At 10 years old, I realized we had finally reached the top. ONY INDSOR It was beautiful. It was the closest thing to Heaven that my young Shivers ran up and down my eyes had ever gazed upon. It was spine and my hair stood on white, shiny and cool to the touch. At 10 years of age, I truly felt end as Dad pulled the shiny that my family had finally made it silver lever and, for the first to the top. There I stood with my father, mother, two brothers and time in the Windsor family’s grandmother in total awe. It was history, a commode flushed. like the President’s Inauguration and Queen’s Coronation all both of which were done in full view of wrapped in to one. Shivers ran up and the neighbors and anybody who happened down my spine and my hair stood on end to be visiting my parents or grandmother. as Dad pulled the shiny silver lever and, Today anything but an indoor toilet for the first time in the Windsor family’s would be unthinkable. However, the idea history, a commode flushed. that I would finally be able to sit on a toiTo many I am sure it seems like a trivlet that had a seat was more than I could ial event, but to me and my family having handle. If I am not mistaken, I think my a toilet that sat inside the house was monfamily was so taken by the new indoor umental. And, as if that was not enough, bathroom that instead of watching Ed Sulsitting right next to it was an indoor wash livan and Bonanza that first Sunday night, tub. They were a matching set. The white porcelain was so shiny it hurt my eyes. For we all stood in a semi-circle and watched the toilet flush. the first time in 10 years I would not be I am not sure if we got used to it right bathed inside the kitchen sink or out on away, or perhaps we kept a hornet’s nest, a the back porch in a big round bucket —



horde of flies and several spiders somewhere in the bathroom just to make us feel at home for those first few weeks. The bathtub was the equivalent of a swimming pool to us young’uns. When I was about three or four years old I suppose the outside #10 wash tub was pretty nice. However, the older I got the smaller the tub became. By the time I was 10 years old, it was all I could do to keep my legs and knees inside the tub. I had to become a contortionist to take a bath. I think I said before that out of us three kids, I was always the last to get in the wash tub. Mom had to heat the bath water on the stove in the kitchen and walk it out pot by pot to fill the tub. There was no way she was going to even consider drawing more than one wash tub filled with water. She even threw our dirty clothes in with us and did the laundry while we took our bath. She was a pioneer in the water conservation effort. So, one by one we got into the water. When my youngest brother got in you could see the bottom of the tub. By the time my older brother had gotten in and out of the bath water it was a milky gray

and there was enough sand on the bottom of the tub to raise crawdad. I recall soaking in the tub feeling like I was sitting on sandpaper. The new indoor tub had its own running water. We could actually get fresh water for each bath. It was the first time I could remember being able to dunk my head underwater without having to recall with horror that my brothers had been in the tub just minutes earlier. It seems funny now, but indoor plumbing was a major event in our household. It marked the first time that we had running hot water in the house and brought about the end of the traditional toting of the slop jar from upstairs outside to the outhouse. In my young mind I was sure there was no way life could get any better. I figured that if we could get an indoor commode and wash tub, the sky was the limit. Before you knew it, I felt confident about dreaming that it would actually be possible for the Windsors to enjoy such luxurious amenities as air conditioning and cable television. Yes, at 10 years of age I realized that we had truly arrived!



First Graders say what they would do as president Final Word President’s Day Writing

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Donna Coverdale’s first graders at Woodbridge Elementary School wrote their ideas about what would happen if they were President of the United States. “If I were President…

I would give poor people money. I will give them food and some water. – Noelle Morrison I would give everybody their favorite food free. – Ellen Craft

I would be nice and help people do things they need help with. – Kenisha Reid I would change the world. – Adriel Thomas I would make a world. – Victoria Moore It would be free balloon day. I would give them caps. I would give them rabbits. – JaMonta Ross I would give all children pets. – Evin Phelps I would build a bigger school. Soldiers would see their families a lot more. – Kristen Nichols I would let everybody be free, but I wouldn’t let you fight. I would want everybody to get along. – Nadine Tinsman

These sentences are said to have appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services:

Miss Charlene Mason sang “I will not pass this way again,” giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.

them. I can’t decide if it’s the unbelievable way these people live their lives that keeps me tuned in, or a need to know that I am a normal person compared to these crazy people. Either way, I am ashamed of myself for supporting this multi-million dollar industry. What are these shows doing to our sense of what a “normal” life should be? In college my roommates and I went through a Jerry Springer phase. We watched it twice a day. We knew the show was ridiculous, but we couldn’t stop ourselves from watching these people that would embarrass themselves in front of millions of viewers. A few times I found myself wondering if a mother cheating with her daughter’s teenage boyfriend was an everyday thing. Things like cheating spouses and questions of paternity became entertaining to me when they should have been saddening. My point is a simple one: Make sure you don’t get so comfortable with dysfunction that functional people become a bore. Lindsay Lohan is not the norm.

I would help people if they are poor. – Jacob Webb I would say do not give up. I would fight for the world. Everything would change. My soldiers would work hard. Everyone would be happy. The United States of America would change. – Seth Baker

Celebrities are not the norm

I detest celebrity gossip shows like Entertainment Tonight. I am insulted by the fact that any producer would dare assume that I am interested in Lindsay Lohan’s latest rehab debacle. But, there’s something I hate even more than these shows. I hate the way I become hypnotized when I happen upon one of

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Ronald Reagan is missed Charles N Valenti of Lewes laments that he didn’t realize just how much he misses Ronald Reagan until he read and remembered some of the stuff he said and stood for. Here are a few examples: • Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.” • The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the govern-

ment and I’m here to help. • Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.

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“...wind power cannot provide all our electricity — the engineering effort to build 7,000 large offshore turbines by 2020 would be enormous, unprecedented and is probably underestimated,” Royal Academy of Engineering, regarding England’s plan to build up to 7,000 wind turbines by 2020. As reported by the BBC

Final thought Joanne Cabry of Rehoboth Beach said there is little if any chance that the Republican Party will field a candidate that can defeat the Democratic candidate for governor. See her letter on page 46. Any response from the GOP?

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