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News laurel code - Laurel officials are hoping that by enlisting a new way of making contact with property owners about code violations, there will be less delay in getting violations rectified. Page 13 free ride - Laurel Town employees have offered to sacrifice pay in order to continue be able to take town vehicles home with them. Page 13 riVerfeST - Nanticoke Riverfest begins Thursday evening and features special entertainment, food and fun. Page 8 HearTlaNd - How can Sussex County grow and develop without losing the essence of what makes it special to current residents? Page 10 HealTH - Nanticoke Health Services will once again be part of this year’s Riverfest. Page 14 Police - This week’s report includes details of a home invasion and the death of a Seaford teenager. Page 43 free SPeecH - Does freedom of speech protect those who shout obscenities? See letters, page 46 WoodlaNd - When will the Woodland ferry be back in service? It could be this week. Page 47
The streets were full during Laurel’s 15th annual
Fourth of July celebration. Above, Lee Kellam, Laurel, puts away enough pie to take first place in the pie eat-
PaT KNigHT - The Laurel Pat Knight Minor and Major League teams began play last week. See results on page 24. carPeNTer cuP - Three Laurel players were part of the Delaware South team that won the Carpenter Cup Classic last week. Page 29
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ing contest. Photo by Daniel Richardson. Right, The Shockley family displays their patriotic spirit during the Fourth of July parade. The family won Best Youth Entry in the parade. Photo by Pat Murphy. See pages 4 and 13 for more winners.
Town of Laurel donates building for Boys and Girls Club program By Tony E. Windsor In a spirit of community partnership, the Town of Laurel has joined with the Laurel site of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Sussex to provide a place for local teens to gather for fun and structured academic and other youth development activities. After the Laurel Chamber of Commerce vacated the building located near the Laurel water tower on North Poplar Street, the building stood vacant and considered for demolition. However, youth leaders in the commu-
nity saw an opportunity. In early June, just prior to the start of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware’s annual “Summer Fun Club” program, Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club Executive Director David Crimmins and Laurel B&G site 21st Century Community Learning Center Director, Karen Schrieber, approached the town and asked about using the building to house a summer teen program. Traditionally, the Boys & Girls Club summer programming has been geared to youth ages 6 to 12. However,
Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware sites, including those in Laurel and Seaford, have been the recipients of federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grants which have enabled funds to help operate teenage programming during the school year and now throughout the summer. The funds are part of the federal initiative “No Child Left Behind” and area administered by the Delaware Department of Education. Both the Laurel and Seaford school districts are continued on page 4
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partners with Boys & Girls Clubs in the 21st CCLC programming. The Town of Laurel has been an active supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs since it opened in Laurel in 2001. The building which houses the Boys & Girls Club is owned by the town and leased to the youth organization for $1 per year. Recently, the town applied for and gained a USDA grant to help pay for the replacement of the roof on the former National Guard Armory building which houses the Boys & Girls Club of Laurel. During the Monday, June 29, meeting of Laurel Mayor and Council, Laurel Town Manager Bill Fasano, told the council that the Boys & Girls Club has done a “bang up job” of fixing up the former Chamber of Commerce building. He said that after meeting with Crimmins and Schrieber, the town agreed to allow the Boys & Girls Club to use the building for a teen center in return for paying the monthly utility bills. After touring the building, Fasano said he is pleased with the transformation of the building. “They have done a great job of fixing the building up and are definitely keeping up on their end of the bargain,” he said. “The town hopes that a small donation of space will make a long-term impact on the lives of our local youth.” Inside the small, one-floor building, called “The Hut,” teenagers sit together discussing a recent field trip while seated at neatly lined up round tables located in the main room.
On the walls are hand made posters that reflect a variety of guidelines for using the building and participating in group discussions. There is a list of “house rules, a field trip schedule, instructions for how to make an orderly exit and entrance to the building and a list of do’s and don’ts for computer use. There is also a list of chores that each teen has volunteered to do to help keep the building organized and cleaned up. All of the rules were developed by the teens themselves, as part of the strategy for developing leadership and characterbuilding among the youth. Patrice Holden, 17, is one of the teens that attend the weekly teen program. He has been active in the Boys & Girls Club’s 21st Century CLC program for the past two years. He is excited that the teens now have their own space. “This is really nice, I like it,” he said. “This program gives us something to do and keeps us from being on the street with nothing to do. We are able to learn a lot and help to develop our education skills. But, we also have a lot of fun and go on field trips to different places.” Holden said the group recently visited Home Team Realty and learned about the businesses’ founder Frank Parks and how the real estate business started and what the teens could do to help prepare for the time when they are faced with buying a home. Parks also took the group back to his home where he hosted a barbecue for the teens and took them out on the Nanticoke
River to Jet Ski and use his water trampoline. The teens are also scheduled for additional field trips including visits to Killen’s Pond, Cape Henlopen State Park, the Delaware State Fair, Skateworld, 6 Flags Amusement Park, Trap Pond State Park and educational trips to visit the Delaware Technical & Community College and Delaware State College campuses. Holden said space was tight at the Laurel Boys & Girls Club as it tried to host both the younger children and teens in the armory building. He said having use of the building donated by the town of Laurel is a big help. “It is great to have our own place,” he said. “We have been able to fix this place up and we have so much more room to do the things that we enjoy,” he said. There is a room under construction which will house a computer lab and another that will be a recording studio. Holden said youth will write their own music and use a keyboard and recording software to make their own CDs. Karen Schrieber said the building also has a full kitchen, but they are in need of an electric stove with 110-volt hook-up. She is hoping “The Hut” will be able to get a contribution of a stove so that the youth can take advantage of culinary programming. She would like to see the teens host special community recognition banquets where the youth can cook the food and serve the guests. Schrieber said the teens are active in developing fund raisers like
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Delmar says goodbye to two school board members By Cathy Shufelt
The Delmar Board of Education said goodbye to two board members during their monthly board meeting on June 23. Wayne Moore and Charles Smith are both leaving the board after the results of May’s school board election. Speaking on behalf of the district, School Board President, Joanne Gum, thanked both men for their “care, concern, and devotion” to the district and its students. Both Smith and Moore said they would remain involved with the district’s activities and wished staff members well. The district is pleased to announce that Spencer Fothergill, Class of 2010, will attend the United States Naval Academy’s 6-day summer seminar. Students are chosen from around the world, and Fothergill will join 2,250 students in the intensive program at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. Students stay in dorms on campus and participate in a variety of academically focused leadership workshops and activities designed to give them a taste of life at the Academy. Delmar Board of Education members discussed the ongoing budget issues that they and every other district in the state are facing. With the final state budget not being
decided yet, many schools are scrambling to create their district budgets with little information from the state. The Delmar School District does know that the monies for math and reading resource teachers as well as monies for technology may not be available, and the district is hoping that “stabilization” funds from federal stimulus packages will be available to fill those positions and purchase updated technology that is badly needed. Dr. David Ring, Delmar’s superintendent, discussed with board members the upcoming changes to the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP), and the costs associated with the proposed changes. The Delaware Department of Education (D.O.E.) has recommended that districts take on some of the costs associated with the changes in the DSTP, and this has caused some controversy given the current financial crisis most school districts are facing. “It has been suggested that we help pay for the tests, that we partner with the state and share costs, while this gives us some ownership over the tests themselves, we don’t believe districts should pay for what the state is responsible for,” said Ring. School districts in the state suggested to the D.O.E. that online testing be post-
Wayne Moore (left) and Charles Smith (right) receive plaques and accolades for their hard work on behalf of the Delmar School District during their time as members of the Delmar Board of Education. Also pictured: Joanne Gum, board president and David Ring, district superintendent.
poned until the several million dollars needed could be found, but the D.O.E. rejected the suggestion. If required to help pay, Delmar will need to find an additional $100,000 in their already tight
budget. Gum stated, “I am of the opinion that if this is something the state requires, and wants us to do, then the state should pay for it.”
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Business English joins CFM
Realtor Scott M. English has joined the real estate firm of Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc. English recently completed the prelicensing course at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. He can be reached at the CFM office on West Stein Highway in Seaford or by calling 302-6294514. English
Tingle wins service award
Melinda R. Tingle of Edward Jones recently received the firm’s Service Award for 10 years as an Edward Jones financial advisor. Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliates, in Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.edwardjones. com.
Papili named acting superintendent Colonel Thomas F. Mac Leish has appointed Major Joseph Papili as acting superintendent of the Delaware State Police to over see the daily operations of the Division until a colonel is appointed by the Governor’s Office.
New specialty crop grant program
Ed Kee, Delaware Secretary of Agriculture, recently announced the 2009 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to fund projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in Delaware. The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) has established a competitive grant process to award these federal funds. The Department will administer funds totaling $225,990 for the development of projects that will benefit existing specialty crop producers. Grants will be issued from $5,000 to $40,000. DDA is seeking applications from producers, non-profit organizations, government entities, for-profit organizations, and universities for projects that aim to promote or enhance the production of, and access to, Delaware specialty crops. Applicants must reside or their business or educational affiliation must be in Delaware. Grant applications must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3. For more information and a grant application, contact Jo-Ann Walston, DDA Marketing Specialist, at 302-698-4523. The grant application packet is also available online, www.dda.delaware.gov, under Hot Topics. Visit www.ams.usda.gov/ AMSv1.0 for a comprehensive list of eligible specialty crops.
Patriot Express Loans help veterans In just two year’s time, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Patriot Express Pilot Loan Initiative has supported more than $315 million in loans to more than 3,750 veterans and their spouses who are using the SBA-guaranteed funds to establish and expand their small businesses. As a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which raised loan
guarantees to 90 percent, and eliminated fees temporarily, the number of Patriot Express loans increased to record levels in April and May. Patriot Express, launched in 2007, builds on the more than $1 billion in loans SBA guarantees annually for veteran-owned businesses, and the counseling assistance and procurement support it provides each year to more than 200,000 veterans, service-disabled veterans and Reserve members. The Patriot Express loan is offered by SBA’s network of participating lenders nationwide and features one of SBA’s fastest turnaround times for loan approvals. Loans are available up to $500,000 and qualify for SBA’s maximum guaranty of up to 90 percent. The average loan amount is almost $85,000. For more information, visit www.sba. gov/vets.
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Auto, RV and other dealerships can apply for SBA-guaranteed floor plan financing, which will make it easier for these small businesses to borrow against their inventory and increase their cash flow. Floor plan financing is a revolving line of credit that allows a dealership to obtain financing through SBA’s 7(a) program for inventory that can be titled, such as autos, RVs, manufactured homes, boats and trailers. As each piece of collateral is sold by the dealer, the loan advance against that piece of collateral is repaid. As the loan is repaid, the dealer can borrow against the line of credit to add new inventory. The DFP pilot program will run through Sept. 30, 2010. DFP loans can be made by any lender already participating in SBA loan programs. Lenders who are not already participating in SBA lending, can become an approved SBA lender. Since the DFP pilot program is a new initiative that provides a guarantee for a specialized product, the agency is working with and training lenders who may be interested in offering this type of financing. Borrowers interested in obtaining a DFP loan should contact their lender or their nearest SBA field office to get a list of SBA-approved lenders in their area. For more information, visit www.sba.gov.
ARC loans may help businesses
SBA is now accepting loans for a temporary new program called America’s Recovery Capital. “ARC” loans of up to $35,000 are designed to provide a “bridge” for viable small businesses with immediate financial hardship – to keep their doors open until they get back on track. ARC loans are deferred-payment loans of up to $35,000, available to established, viable, for-profit small businesses that need short-term help to make their principal and interest payments on existing and qualifying business debt. ARC loans are 100 percent guaranteed by the SBA and have no SBA fees associated with them. ARC loans will be disbursed over a period of up to six months and will provide funds to be used for payments of principal and interest for existing, qualifying small business debt including mortgages, term and revolving lines of credit, capital leases, credit card obligations and notes payable to vendors, suppliers and utilities. SBA
Judges respond to state pay cuts
Although the Delaware State Constitution precludes the reduction of the salaries of judges, commissioners and justices of peace while in office through a budget pay cut, members of the Delaware Judiciary demonstrated their commitment to “sharing in the sacrifice” mandated by the FY 2010 pay cuts for State of Delaware employees. In support of state employees, particularly those employees who work closely with them every day, to date, more than 95% of the judges and commissioners, and an overwhelming majority of the justices of the peace, have volunteered to take a similar 2.5% reduction in pay in fiscal year 2010, either through a voluntary reduction in their pay or contributions to charitable organizations. Many of the charitable contributions made by judges and others in response to the pay cut focus on organizations that
provide services to Delawareans accessing the courts, such as Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., which receives state funding that has been significantly reduced in FY 2010. Chief Justice Myron T. Steele said: “Despite the fact that the Judicial Branch’s budget represents only 2.7% of the overall State budget, we have gone ‘above and beyond’ to do our part – we were the first to implement a hiring freeze for non-essential personnel, and have been making painful cuts to our budgets and working with the other branches of government to enhance state revenues, throughout this fiscal crisis. By implementing this approach, the Judicial Branch’s efforts have made millions of additional dollars available to help balance the State budget. Through the hiring freeze alone in FY 2009, the Judicial Branch saved more than $2 million in personnel funding.”
will pay the interest on ARC loans to the lenders at the variable rate of Prime plus two percent. Repayment will not begin until 12 months after the final disbursement. After the 12-month deferral period, borrowers will pay back the loan principal over a pe-
riod of five years. ARC loans will be made by commercial lenders, not SBA directly. For more information on ARC loans, visit www.sba.gov. For more information call the SBA Answer Desk at 1-800-U-ASKSBA or TDD 704-344-6640, or visit www. sba.gov.
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Nanticoke Riverfest this weekend in Seaford Activities start Thursday evening with Gospel entertainment and continue with favorite entertainers, float-in, food and fun
Organizers of the 15th Annual Nanticoke Riverfest have put together a weekend of great music, food and fun. One of the highlights, of course is the float-in. Sponsored by Benz Urology and Service Tire Truck Center, this year’s float-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. The launch site is at Benz Urology on Riverside Drive adjacent to southbound Route 13 across from Seaford Ice Plant. Registration will begin on site at 8:30 a.m. Shuttle service will be available from Water Street to the launch site starting at 8 a.m. There is no return-shuttle service for cars left at the launch site. Floaters are encouraged to park downtown and take advantage of the pre-float shuttle service. All floaters under the age of 16 must wear a life jacket.
Seaford Ministerial Association Presents Gospel in Gateway Park
Thurs., July 9, 6:30 p.m.
The Seaford Ministerial Association will be presenting an evening of gospel entertainment in Gateway Park on Thursday. The event will follow the opening ceremony with a patriotic opener by ten year old Griffin Dunn. Following his performance, the Delaware Teen Challenge Choir, Amanda Jones and the Willie Blake Davis Band will perform. Mike Hines and the Look return to headline Saturday Night Sat., July 11, 9 p.m. Sponsored by Pizza King and Subway
and Discover Bank
Michael O’Connor is considered by many to be one of the best Elvis tribute artists in the country. He has also opened for Chubby Checker, the Lettermen and for a Beatles tribute act at New York’s Paramount Theater. A Face for Radio
Fri., July 10, 8:00 p.m.
The Community Players of Salisbury presents A Face for Radio! Visit their facebook page for more information www.facebook.com/pages/A-Face-ForRadio/49104242513. Anything Goes
Fri., July 10, 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. Sponsored by 101.7 and 95.3 the B
Anything Goes returns to the Riverfest main stage as Friday’s headliner for 2009. This 4 piece rock/pop/funk group will play everything from classic rock and old school funk to Pink and Carrie Underwood, 93.5 The Beach presents an Air Band Contest
Sat., July 11, 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by 93.5 The Beach and Hastings Marine
No musical talent is necessary to compete in the first Nanticoke Riverfest Air Band Competition! 93.5 The Beach invites you to participate in a test of your air band skills. Cat Country’s ‘Delmarva Star’ returns to the Nanticoke Riverfest
Mike Hines is often remembered and loved for his distinctive tenor/baritone voice and his Delaware roots. His smooth yet forceful vocal stylings ignite a fire in the soul of the listener.
Sat., July 11, 2 p.m. Sponsored by 97.5 and 105.9 Cat Country and Barton’s Grand Rental Station
Barren Creek Band
Sat., July 11, 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Delaware Lottery
Barren Creek Band is four guys from the Delmarva Peninsula of Maryland, making their fourth performance at the Nanticoke Riverfest.
107.1 “The Duck” brings Elvis to life
97.5 & 105.9 Cat Country’s 4th annual “Delmarva Star” competition is once again on the hunt for the best talent Delmarva has to offer! For rules, information and to sign-up, visit www.catcountryradio.com. Looking for a Few Good Riverfest Survivor Castmates! Friday, July 10, 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by Seaford Subway and Hungry Howie’s Pizza
Sat., July 11, 7:45 p.m. Sponsored by 107.1 “The Duck”
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If you missed it last year, Seaford Subway and Hungry Howie’s Pizza invite you participate in this year’s Nanticoke Survivor Challenge on Friday, July 10 at 5:30 p.m. Teams of five will participate in a series of challenges designed for maximum fun, without the starvation and deadly jungle animals. The cost to participate in this year’s event is still $30 per team and all participants must be at least 16 years of age. For more information, call Trisha Newcomer at 629-9173 or visit www.nanticokeriverfest.com Hidden Idol Challenge As a part of the 2009 “Rockin’ on the River” Nanticoke Riverfest event we have reissued the hidden idol challenge for our patrons.
This year we will hide the idol somewhere in the area of Riverfest and below we have listed lyrics from three rock songs. The clue is in the Title of that song. To find the idol match the song with the Title and figure out the clues to help you with finding the idol. Once the idol has been found return it to City Hall and receive a $100 cash prize. The idol is already hidden. Clues 1. Don’t be afraid to try the greatest sport around. Everybody tries it once. Those who don’t just have to put it down. 2. Anything I wish for I only had to ask her (yep). I think she found out it was the money I was after. 3. Baby, baby, I need you. I’ll lay it on you with a straight shot. Baby, baby, I love you.
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MORNING STAR • JUly 9 - 15, 2009
‘Heart and Soul’ seeks to capture Sussex’s charm By Carol Kinsley
How can Sussex County grow and develop without losing the essence of what makes it special to current residents? About a year ago, an effort was made to identify the “Heart and Soul of Sussex County.” Comments were collected and discussions held by the University of Delaware Coastal Community Enhancement Initiative, led by University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Agent Bill McGowan. On June 22 and 23, McGowan invited Sussex Countians to a second forum, this one aimed at figuring out “Where do we go from here?” The first session started with a picnic in “the Grove” next to the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center on Route 9 in Georgetown where, until recent years, farmers and friends traditionally gathered for a picnic after Farm and Home Field Day. After a barbecue dinner served by the Georgia House Restaurant, some 35 participants gathered to watch a promotional-CD-in-the-making and hold a “kitchen table discussion,” as McGowan termed it, “an open exchange of ideas” about the county’s future. The themes evident in more than 1,000 comments offered last year — some of which, along with photographs, can be seen at www.heartandsoulofsussex.org — indicate the county is seen, among other things, as: • Agriculture and small towns, coastal resort and natural areas deeply and seamlessly connected by history, place and people. • An ever-changing landscape of working agriculture with the sights, sounds and smells of a thriving industry back-dropped by big sky and forest. • Small towns with rich history, architecture, character and characters, places and events that make community. • A community of sincere, down-toearth, resourceful, “take care of each other” people of different cultures, come here’s, brung here’s and born here’s. “We’ve figured out what is important to us — we think,” McGowan said, challenging attendees at the session to help figure out how to use the information gathered.
“Do we ensure our economic growth is aligned with Heart & Soul? ... Do we use Heart and Soul to explore how we break down barriers and strengthen our communities? ... Do we use Heart & Soul to guide how we grow and develop?” He directed the discussion to three approaches: economic development, building communities and growth and development. Attendees were forthright in their comments, pointing out some of the problems Sussex County faces, including the lack of an urban center — things to do — particularly for young professionals. Affordable housing is another problem, particularly in areas where people are needed for service jobs, such as the beach. According to Joe Conway, whose family has been here since 1735, a major problem is the out-migration of 18- to 25-year-olds. “You can’t buy a house on $12 an hour,” he said. An engineer countered: the challenge in opening a business with higher paying jobs is finding young professionals who want to move here and raise their children here. There was consensus that the schools could be improved. There are plenty of people who want to retire here, one participant noted, but the problem is the middle part of life. Transportation is another problem. Residents on the east side of the county complain about summer traffic bringing tourists and their dollars, but a large percentage of those tourists are only passing through. No conclusions were reached the first night, except that the draft Heart and Soul presentation needed more work. At the next session, McGowan presented charts showing potential changes in land use assuming “grow out” at current zoning densities. The state has 938 square miles, or about 600,000 acres. Of those, 108,000 acres are tied up in public lands, state wetlands and ag easements and cannot be developed, leaving half a million acres. Currently, 442,000 acres are “rural.” As dwelling units continue to be built, rising from the existing 123,170 dwellings that now consume 25,000 acres of residential suburban use and 16,000 acres “mixed use” to a potential 854,000 units permitted at current zoning, the rural areas will shrink to as little as 15,000 acres.
Picnics in “the Grove” on Cooperative Extension’s farm in Georgetown were once a traditional part of Farm and Field Day, an enjoyable part of life in Sussex County, recalled Bill McGowan. Participants in the Heart and Soul discussion held June 22, including Sussex County Councilworman Joan Deaver, left, and Chris Weeks of Becker Morgan, enjoyed a barbecue dinner there prepared by the Georgia House Restaurant.
McGowan asks: “How many acres do we need for a viable agriculture?” Other questions to ponder include: “How do you delineate towns so they look and feel like towns?” And, “If we want to move development to more urban areas, then how do you address the equity issue?” Land use change is inevitable, McGow-
an said. “The principles of the Heart & Soul project state that we know who we are and we know what is important to us. They can help guide planning, public investment, development, design, budgeting and management at the local, county and state levels.” The time to begin that planning is now.
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MORNING STAR • july 9 - 15, 2009
Date set for special election for 19th District Senate seat Lieutenant Governor Matthew Denn announces that he has set the date for the special election to fill the State Senate seat vacated by the death of Senator Thurman Adams for the latest date permitted by law, August 3. The purpose of setting the late date is to allow residents of the 19th Senate District the maximum opportunity to meet the candidates for the open seat. Under state law, Lieutenant Governor Denn could issue a ‘writ of election’ triggering a special election on any day from the date that the seat became vacant through July 23. Denn has elected to issue the writ on July 23, the last day permitted by law. Following Denn’s issuance of a writ, the Department of Elections would be required to hold the election on either August 2 or August 3, and because August 2 is a Sunday on which elections are forbidden by law, the election must occur on August 3. “It is very important that resi-
dents of the 19th Senate District have as much time as possible to meet the candidates for this open Senate seat and learn their positions on the issues,” said Denn, “so I have chosen to set the election for the latest date possible.” The 19th Senate District includes Milton, Bridgeville, Greenwood, Georgetown, and surrounding areas. State Rep. Joe Booth of Georgetown is the Republican’s pick to run in the special election. Booth was chosen by Sussex County Republican Committee Chairman Ron Sams. Booth has served since 2002 as a state Representative for the 37th District, which covers the areas between Georgetown and Lewes. If Booth wins the special election, another special election must be held for the 37th Representative seat. Booth has just completed his service on the Joint Finance Committee, which is the budget writing arm of the General Assembly.
The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that American Infrastructure-MD Inc., will begin a pavement and rehabilitation project on Route 20/Hardscrabble Road from Kaye Road to East Trap Pond Road near Seaford beginning on Monday, July 13. Motorists can expect delays and lane closures from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Saturday work hours may also occur to make up time for inclement weather or other delays. Construction is expected to be completed within 45 calendar days, pending weather. The contractor submitted a bid of $1.4 million, the lowest of six bids received. This project is funded through
President Obama’s American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This project and other ARRA projects are revitalizing Delaware’s economy by preserving and creating jobs.
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35th District Democrats meeting
The 35th Representative District Democratic Committee will be meeting Thursday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. Anyone who is willing to get involved in the 19th Senatorial Special Election and the Democratic Party is welcome. The meeting will be at a location in Bridgeville to be announced. Contact Justin Bailey at 302-245-7882.
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“I worked hard on the Joint Finance Committee this past year, trying to work to resolve an $800 million budget shortfall. My chief concern was to reduce the size of government, to work on economic development and to try to keep our tax burden low.” “I have done everything in my power to represent the interests of my district and look forward to
bringing this same dedication to the residents of the 19th District. I will be ready to hit the ground running on day one following the election.” Eddy Parker, director of Sussex County’s Assessment Division, was the Democrat candidate, but as of presstime, had decided not to run. Polly Adams Mervine, Thur-
man Adam’s daughter, has been mentioned as a possible candidate, but no decision on who the Democrats will be running had been made at presstime. At a debate Tuesday evening that was to take place between Booth and Parker, another candidate made her intentions known. Her name is Wendy Jones from the Libertarian Party.
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MORNING STAR â€˘ JULY 9 - 15, 2009
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L-R: Under age 13 1st place winner Griffin Dunn of Seaford, Age 13-20 1st place winner Lauren Henry of Laurel, 21 and over 1st place winners Christina Chester and Darlene Deusa Some of the other talent show contestants are pictured below.
MORNING STAR • JUly 9 - 15, 2009
Laurel employees sacrifice pay to continue using town vehicles By Tony E. Windsor
Laurel Town employees have offered to sacrifice pay in order to continue to be able to take town vehicles home with them. During the most recent meeting of the Laurel Mayor and Council, the council approved a new policy that governs the use of “take home vehicles.” The policy affects largely town administration, including among others, the Town Manager, Director of Public Works, Waste Water Superintendent, the Director of Planning and Code Enforcement, the Chief of Police and all police officers. The policy states that take-home vehicles may not be used by employees for activities other than those that are work related, or to complete a commute to the
place of work at the beginning of his or her work shift, or to the employee’s home following the end of a work shift. Also, employees have agreed to have $15 per week deducted from his or her paycheck for each week they are taking a vehicle home. According to the policy, any employee who is assigned a take-home vehicle will record mileage at the beginning and end of each work shift. There must also be an account kept of all take-home vehicles along with the identity of the employees who are using the vehicles, the distance between work and their home, the total vehicle mileage, total work-related mileage and total commute mileage. This information must be submitted to the Mayor and Council for review “no less than once every three months.”
Laurel seeks to streamline notification of code violations By Tony E. Windsor
Laurel officials are hoping that by enlisting a new way of making contact with property owners about code violations, there will be less delay in getting violations rectified. Laurel Code Enforcement Officer, Paul Frick, commented on a proposed new ordinance which calls for the town using “certificates of mailing” as opposed to the traditional certified mail notices. He said that these mailings prove to be less expensive and result in a more immediate response from the property owner. According to Ordinance 2009-11, the Town of Laurel seeks to “enhance the beauty and orderly appearance” of the community and provide for the “appropriate and consistent processes and procedures for providing notice to offending property owners.” Once violations are reported to Code Enforcement or discovered by town enforcement officers, the property owner has seven days from the time the certificate of mailing is mailed to correct the problem. This is true in the case of cutting overgrowth of grass, weeds and plants. The overgrowth must be cut and removed or the property owner faces a fine. Also covered in the ordinance is notice to remove
Council President Terry Wright said the policy represents a “compromise” that helped to assure that employees could keep using the take-home vehicles. “I appreciate all the staff that is willing to pay for the costs associated with the use of the takehome vehicles,” she said. Town Manager Bill Fasano said the ability to use vehicles to commute to and from work enables a faster response time for employees when there is a town emergency. He said the $15 per week being paid by the employees will help to offset fuel and maintenance associated with the take-home vehicles. “Having the employees agree to the take-home vehicle deduction helps to avoid the town facing layoffs, furloughs or cuts in employees’ hours. “It seems drastic, but it is something the em-
ployees are willing to do,” he said. The take-home vehicle policy also outlines consequences for unauthorized use of the town vehicles. It states, “Should an employee be found to have abused his or her operatorship of a take-home vehicle by using it for activities not permitted by this policy or in another way as determined by the Town Manager or the Chief of Police, he or she shall reimburse the Town the full amount of the cost for fuel used during the activities, plus the cost of one full oil and filter change and tune-up, and shall be subject to immediate discipline under the provisions of the Town of Laurel Personnel Policy.” Exceptions to the take-home vehicle policy include vehicles assigned to public works employees designated as “on call.”
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“offending objects” from the property. These can be used furniture and appliances, or junked vehicles. Frick said the ordinance also stipulates that property owners will only receive one notice per calendar year. After that the town will do the work and charge the property owner without further notice. Costs for work done by the town in the event of a property owner’s failure to respond within the allotted time runs $150 per hour with an hour miminimum. Frick told Mayor and Council that in the past using Certified Mail took longer because oftentimes recipients would not get to the post office to get the mailing and meanwhile his office could do nothing until they were assured the property owner had been properly notified. “Citizens would sometimes ride by sites we had served notice and see no work going on and assume we were not doing our job. Now we can get the certificate of mailing out and it goes directly to them and we are notified and the clock starts ticking,” he said. The Ordinance passed Mayor and Council for a First Reading on Monday, June 29. It is scheduled for a second and final reading on July 20, during the regular Mayor and Council meeting.
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MORNING STAR • July 9 - 15, 2009
Spend your holiday reading your health insurance policy By Dr. Anthony Policastro .I was on call for the July 4th weekend. Some people were barbecuing, some were watching fireworks and some were becoming sick. I took care of the latter group. One of the activities that people probably did not do that weekend was read their medical insurance policy. It might be a good thing to do when you have some free time. My daughter and son-in-law work for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of South Carolina. When I talk to them about insurance company problems, they usually have the same answer. What they tell me is that the insurance company does not make the rules. It is the employer who signs the contract that makes the rules. All the insurance company does is enforce what the employer wants. The disconnect is that the employer signs the contract. However, it is not likely that the employer reads the fine print. That happened to one of my patients on Saturday, July 4. I had sent a baby home from the nursery on Friday, July 3. The infant had jaundice. The infant needed a repeat blood test on Saturday. I had them come back to the hospital on Saturday morning for the repeat blood test. The registration desk called me. The
baby’s insurance would not allow them to use the hospital lab. They had to use an outside lab. It was the Fourth of July so the outside lab was closed. That means that we needed permission to use the hospital lab. That permission needed to come from the insurance company. It was the Fourth of July so the insurance company offices were closed. That means that I had several choices. The first was to not do the test that the baby needed. The second was to do the test but not charge the insurance company. The third was to do the test and then get the insurance company to approve it after the fact. The logical choice was to get the insurance company to pay for it later. The only problem with that was until they approved it, the family was responsible for the bill. If they did not approve it, the family would then have to pay the bill. That is not a good position to put new parents in. We solved the problem in this case. However, it could be someone else that needs something done on a holiday the next time. What this means to the average person is that they need to know what is in their medical insurance policy. If they find something in it like having to use a lab that
Nanticoke Health Services to participate in Riverfest Nanticoke Health Services will once again be part of this year’s Riverfest with a health tent located at the Nanticoke Network Building across from Gateway Park in Seaford (corner of Front and Market Streets). The tent will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 11. Healthcare professionals will provide free: blood pressure checks; screenings for risk of circulatory problems; information on healthy lifestyles and programs and services available at Nanticoke; cancer screening information; and information on
Nanticoke’s Wound Care Center. Meet Nanticoke’s most recent addition to their surgical staff, Dr. Michael Wingate and their newest Nephrologist, Dr. Janet Cruz. A First-Aid station will be located under the tent. There will be health information for all ages and interactive displays. The first 100 participants (one per family) will receive a free gift. To learn more about Nanticoke’s health tent, contact Nanticoke Occupational Health at 6296611, ext. 8682.
PRMC rated among top 5% Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) has received the 2009-2010 Women’s Health Excellence Award from HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings organization, based on a newly released study of patient outcomes. The award ranks PRMC among the top 5% of all United States hospitals for Women’s Health, and places it among an elite group of 169 American hospitals to have earned this national distinction. Peninsula Regional Medical Center is the only hospital or medical center in Maryland and the Washington, D.C. region to receive this award.
In addition, HealthGrades presented Peninsula Regional a 5-Star Rating in Women’s Health Services for 2009-2010. Hospitals receiving the Women’s Health Excellence Award rank among the top 5% of all hospitals nationwide when it comes to providing care to women in three areas: Women’s Medicine; Women’s Cardiovascular Procedures; and Women’s Bone & Joint Health. The full HealthGrades study can be found at www.healthgrades.com. For more information on women’s health services at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, visit www.peninsula.org or call 410-546-6400.
is closed on weekends or holidays, they need to complain to their human resources office at work. The policy will not be changed unless the people who are doing the insuring request that it be changed.
Someone needs to read the fine print. It may not be the individual in human resources but the employer who does so. For that reason, you might want to plan to spend your next holiday reading your medical insurance policy.
BIKE MS - On Oct. 3-4, more than 1,600 bicyclists are expected to pedal from Dover to Rehoboth Beach during the 26th annual Bike MS: NRG Energy Indian River Power Plant Bike to the Bay in association with Bank of America. The goal is to raise $1 million to support the programs and services needed by more than 1,500 Delawareans with multiple sclerosis. Be one of the first 100 cyclists to register for Bike MS and raise $250 and receive a free “In training” T-shirt. For more information, call 302-655-5610 or visit www.BikeToTheBay.org.
NANticoke ear, Nose & throat Associates Welcomes New Audiologist
Ryan J. Horan, AuD.
Dr. Joseph Olekszyk and his staff are proud to announce the newest addition to their staff. Ryan J. Horan, AuD., originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, joined Nanticoke ENT on June 1, 2009 as their audiologist. Dr. Horan is a recent graduate of the George S. Osborne School of Audiology. Most recently Dr. Horan completed a clinical externship with Professional Hearing Services in Falls Church, Virginia where he provided patient care during multi-site rotations. He performed technical performance and diagnostic interpretation of comprehensive audiometric evaluations, hearing instrument evaluation, fitting verification, vestibular assessment, electrophysiology assessment, auditory processing measures and collaborated with the Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists of Northern Virginia in diagnosing balance disorders for their patients. Dr. Horan specializes in pediatric to geriatric populations. Dr. Horan is a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), and The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA). If you have any questions or concerns for Dr. Horan, or if you would like to book an appointment for a hearing test or hearing aid evaluation, please call Dr. Horan at 302-6299067.
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MORNING STAR • July 9 - 15, 2009
Health Briefs Nemours’ activities for children
Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Join Nemours and the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition for some fun activities for children behind City Hall at the Vansciver Children’s area. This is a great opportunity for children and adults to get physical while also learning about healthy eating.
Depression Support Group
There will be a free bimonthly Depression Support Group meeting in Laurel on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Any person who has signs and symptoms of depression and is under the care of a professional counselor/MD is welcome to attend. To register, call Life Matters Counseling and Consulting at 302-465-6612.
Respite Care launches new website
The Delaware Lifespan Respite Care Network has launched their new website, www.delrespite.org, to help nearly 160,000 Delawareans providing unpaid care for a relative, friend or loved one with the resources they need to find quality respite care. Respite care is the temporary relief or “break” provided for caregivers and families who are caring for those with disabilities, chronic or terminal illnesses or the elderly. Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland’s
Eastern Shore, the lead agency for the project, is overseeing the Delaware Lifespan Respite Care Network, a statewide initiative dedicated to helping people identify and secure respite care. The Network has also launched a free Respite Information & Referral Service that is available by calling 888-610-5572 or 302-479-1690. Financial Assistance is available to caregivers and others providing care by applying online, downloading an application from the website or calling the toll-free or local telephone numbers.
Hospice 5K Run and Family Walk
Join friends and supporters of Delaware Hospice for the first annual Delaware Hospice 5K Run and Family Fun Walk on Wednesday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Children and casual walkers can choose the short and easy “fun walk,” and more serious walkers, joggers and runners will enjoy the official 5K “flat and fast” race course. Awards will be presented to overall male and female finishers and the top three in 10-year age groups from 13 & under to 70+, as well as to the top three male and female walkers. All participants will receive t-shirts and enjoy a post-race barbecue and prizes. Register at www.races2run.com or www.delawarehospice.org. Registration
fee is $15 for individuals, and $50 for team/family rate. For more information, call Peggy Dolby at 800-838-9800.
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Many adults face the challenge of managing one – and often several – chronic medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, hearing problems and depression. The Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP), developed at Stanford University, has proven extremely effective at enabling people to take more control of their own health. This program can give adults a sense of control over their lives, improve their day-to-day functioning, and help save on medical bills. This program will begin at the CHEER Community Center on Wednesday, Aug. 5 and it ends Wednesday, Sept. 9. The pro-
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The Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter sponsors The Family Caregiver Education Series four times a year in each of Delaware’s three counties. Renaissance HealthCare Center in Millsboro will host the training on Wednesday, July 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This training for family caregivers is free and lunch will be provided by Renaissance HealthCare Center, therefore pre-registration is required by July 17. For more information or to register, call Jamie Magee, branch office coordinator, at 302854-9788.
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• “Express Yourself @ Your Library” presents “Instant Improve” with Michael Forestieri on Thursday, July 9 at 3:30 p.m. • Friday, July 10 is the last day to register for the Children’s Summer Reading Program, “Be Creative @ Your Library.” For details, call 629-2524. • “Be Creative @ Your Library” presents “Movie Monday” on July 13 at 1 p.m. This movie is rated G. Call the Library for details at 629-2524. • The Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theater will perform “Anansi the Trickster” on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. Call the Seaford Library for more information at 629-2524. • “Lights, Camera, Action.” The Seaford District Library hosts Movie Night on Wednesday, July 15 at 5:30 p.m. This movie is Rated PG13. For more information, call 629-2524. • “Be Creative @ Your Library” presents Storyteller Clem Bowen who will perform “Sometimes We all Need A Good Laugh” on Thursday, July 16 at 1 p.m. • “Express Yourself @ Your Library” is showing a movie on Thursday, July 16 at 3:30 p.m. For details, call 629-2524. • The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP in an effort to raise money for the Library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury, Md. IHOP locations and return an itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards with itemized receipts in order to receive the reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt. • “Be Creative @ Your Library” presents “Movie Monday” on July 20 at 1 p.m. This movie is rated G. Call the Library for details at 629-2524. • “Be Creative @ Your Library” presents a “Juggling Workshop” by Cascading Carlos on Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. • “Be Creative @ Your Library” with “Snappy Sounds” presented by voice artist Rebecca Jones on Thursday, July 23 at 1 p.m. • “Express Yourself @ Your Library” hosts NBA2K8 Video Game Tournament on Thursday, July 23 at 3:30 p.m.
‘Boyz 2 Dads’ “Boyz 2 Dads” will be offered to young men ages 12 to 19 the week of August 3. The program will be offered by Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc. and the Fatherhood Initiative Coalition. Boyz 2 Dads is an interactive, computer-based video game and decision making program. Space is limited, so please register your son early. Young men 16 - 19 years may register on their own. Snacks and incentives will be provided and certificates will be awarded upon completion. The program will be held in Seaford
Seaford’s Farmers and Artisans Market will be open for the 2009 season until Saturday, Sept. 26 in Kiwanis Park on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Kiwanis Park is located at the intersection of Atlanta Road and Stein Highway. We encourage local growers to join us by bringing your locally grown and/or organic fruits, vegetables, cut herbs, plants and cut flowers. For registration information, visit www. seafordmarket.vpweb.com or email or call the Market Master, Sonja Mehaffey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-2459494.
‘Books and Birdies’ Golf Classic Seaford Library and Cultural Center: The 1st Annual “Books and Birdies” Golf Classic will be held at the Seaford Golf & Country Club on Friday, July 24. The cost is $125 per player and includes use of the driving range with range balls, greens fee and cart, a hospitality cart, buffet luncheon, and prizes for many on-course contests, tee gifts, door drawings and putting and chipping contests. Proceeds from the tournament go toward construction of the new library and Cultural Center. Registration forms are available at any Sussex County Library and at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. For more information, contact the Pro Shop at the club at 629-2890.
coke River in the spring of 2010. This allday excursion accommodates a party of six people on a boat ride that leaves from the Marina at Nanticoke River Marine Park in Blades, Seaford. Other festivities included with this trip are mid-morning snacks on-board ship, lunch in Vienna, Md., a self-guided walking tour of historic Vienna, a visit to the Vienna Heritage Museum and refreshments on the ride back to Seaford in the afternoon. A raffle ticket to win this trip costs only $5 or five tickets may be purchased for $20. Tickets are available at the Seaford Museum which is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., or at the Ross Mansion which is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. At other times call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 for tickets. The drawing will take place at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion on Dec. 13, 2009. The income from this raffle helps with the maintenance of the Seaford Museum and the Ross Mansion.
SSA opens for season The Seaford Swimming Association is open for the 2009 season. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. SSA, a family-oriented pool located
in a wooded setting on Craigs Mill Pond Road, is welcoming new members. Recreational swimming, picnics, swimming lessons, swim team, parties and family activities are offered throughout the summer. For more information or a membership application, call 629-8773 or visit www.swimssa.com.
Delaware Teen Challenge Do a good deed today for Delaware Teen Challenge (formerly Seaford Mission). Donate your old or unused vehicle. Get a tax write off and help someone with life controlling problems. Call Delaware Teen Challenge at 6292559.
Community mentors needed The Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program seeks adult volunteers to mentor a middle school-aged child. Mentors can meet during school lunch time or after school. Mentors and students
‘Send a Kid to Camp’ Morning Star Publications, publishers of the Laurel Star and Seaford Star newspapers, is joining the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club to help send area kids to summer camp. The “Send a Kid to Camp” project features a series of “parking lot” performances by local singer, Tony Windsor. Any business interested in hosting the performances in their store parking lot can contact Maria Motley at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club by calling 6283789.
Blades VFC 75th anniversary Blades Volunteer Fire Company is offering a 75th Anniversary collector basket featuring a special laser engraved lid. The American Traditions Basket Company in Canal Fulton, Ohio makes the hard maple handmade baskets. Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Blades Volunteer Fire Department by buying a commemorative basket. The “Buckeye” Basket features a special laser engraved wood lid, commemorative brass tag, bicentennial weave and plastic protector. The basket measures 6.50” x 3.75” and sells for $45 each. For more information or to pre-order baskets contact James Bratten at 629-4896. Cash or checks are accepted for payment.
Seaford Historical Society raffle The Seaford Historical Society is offering a raffle featuring a day on the Nanti-
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Tony will be performing Country music, Motown and the classic rock sounds of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s in area store parking lots. Visit your favorite store and stop by to make a donation to help send a local child to the WSB&G Club’s “Summer Fun Club.” For more information about the “Send a Kid to Camp” project, including how to have your store featured in the tour, call Maria Motley at 302-628-3789.
Tax deductible contributions can be made to: Send a Kid to Camp, W.S. B&G Club, 310 Va. Ave., Seaford, DE 19973
MORNING STAR • JULY 9 - 15, 2009 meet throughout the summer at the Laurel Public Library and enjoy the benefits of scheduled field trips and events. Mentors are asked for a one hour per week commitment for 12 months. For more information, contact Shawn Phillips at 629-7790, ext. 17.
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Friends For Barb Hudson The 40th District Democrats invite you to come to 105 Culver Drive, Laurel, to support Barb Hudson, candidate for State Representative. The fun and food begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 11. It will be an opportunity to meet and discuss current political issues with Barb and other local officeholders and dignitaries. R.S.V.P. by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachel_ email@example.com or call 875-8183.
Spaghetti dinner An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner served by the Centenary Promise Keepers for the College Scholarship Fund will be held at the Centenary UM Church, Laurel on Saturday, July 18, from 4 p.m to 6:30 p.m. Menu: spaghetti, meat balls, meat sauce, marinara, salad, garlic bread, desert. Cost: adults $6, children (6-12) $3, less than 6, free.
Summer Reading Program All programs take place at the Laurel Public Library. For more information call 875-3184. • Tuesday, July 14, 2 p.m., Mike Rose, magician - all ages • Tuesday, July 21, 2 p.m., Movie and Munchies - Pre-k through 6th grade • Tuesday, July 28, 2 p.m., Winterthur Museum presents “Design Like Dupont” grades K-6 • Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m, Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theater presents “Anansi, the Trickster” - all ages • Weekly Programs • Acting Club, Mondays, 6:30 p.m. grades 2-6 – be part of a real play! • Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - day care homes welcome • Kids Create Art Club, Wednesdays, 2 p.m. - grades K-6 • 10-Page-A-Day Book Club, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - grades 2-6
Old Christ Church opens Old Christ Church services will continue through the first Sunday in October. All services begin at 9:30 a.m. Old Christ Church is 237 years old and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A free will offering will be taken up at the concert to benefit the church. For information or directions, call 2286097. Any donations given to the Old Christ Church League are now tax deductible as the League was recently successful in becoming a 501C3 (nonprofit) organization.
Laurel VFD event On Saturday, July 25, from 6-9 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.) the Laurel Fire Dept.; 205 W. 10th St., will have a dinner, a 50/50, a Chinese auction and door prizes. Dinner menu includes: hot roast beef sandwiches, fried chicken, corn on the cob, bake beans, coleslaw, chips & pretzels, desert, beer, soda, ice tea, cash bar.
library and start reading or listening to your favorite books. Entry slips are filled out for each book; these entry slips enter you in weekly prize drawings and a grand prize drawing on Aug. 17. In addition, $1 worth of fine forgiveness will be granted for each week’s participation. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.
Christmas in July D.H.S. class of ‘84 reunion Delmar High School Class of 1984 celebrates its 25th class reunion on Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 2. On Friday, July 31 - social/cocktails, location to be announced. On Saturday, Aug. 1 - Delmar VFW, dinner dance at 6 p.m., tickets $27 per person. On Sunday, Aug. 2 - Old Mill Crab House at 3 p.m. Contact Lisa (Payne) Henry at 410-896-2214 or LDHenry84@comcstnet. RSVP by July10.
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The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will be having a Christmas in July Auction on Thursday, July 16 at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon for a $3 donation per person over 60 years of age. For details call Susan Welch at 302349-5237.
Scrapbook classes Scrapbooking classes will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on the first and third Thursdays each month from 1 - 2:30 p.m. July classes are $3 each class. For more information call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Wicomico Relay for Life will hold a homemade Ice Cream Sale on Sunday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church on East State Street in Delmar. All proceeds will benefit Wicomico Relay for Life.
Basket-n-Bags Bingo The Annual Basket -n- Bags Bingo to benefit Dave Akers’ “Kicks for Kids” and Brooke Mulford & Family – Field of Dreams in Memory of Joshua Dickerson will be held on Saturday, July 18. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and Bingo begins at 6 p.m. Delmar VFW, State Street, Delmar, Md. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. There will be 20 games of Bingo, 5 special games, Raffles, Silent Auction, King Tutt Games, Rip Offs. For more information and/or tickets contact: Dawn Turner at 410-726-2184, Pam Price at 302-249-2546, or Sandy Dickerson at 302-846-9761
Attention Young Writers The Young Writers Creative Story Contest with cash prizes is being launched at the Delmar Public Library during the Young Writers Adventure July 9 at 6:30 p.m. The adventure leader will be author and storyteller, Michael Forestieri. If you are in middle school or high school, live in Wicomico or Sussex counties, and love to create stories, this is the place to be. For details, come to the Delmar Public Library.
Friends fundraiser The Friends of the Bridgeville Library have another delicious fundraiser to promote.
All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Take and fill out the comment card, staple your reciept to the comment card and drop it off at The Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or The Providence Sales Cottage at Heritage Shores. For more information, call Pat McDonald at 337-7192.
Charity Open golf tournament The Town of Bridgeville’s third annual benefit golf tournament, the Charity Open, is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. with the shotgun start for the four-player scramble starting at 9 a.m. sharp. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow the tournament. Proceeds will be used to support the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Foundation and the Bridgeville Senior Center. This year’s tournament will have a new format whereby more players will have a chance at winning a prize. The event will feature a scramble, but the field will be separated by flights according to handicap. Hole sponsorships are available for $125. The single-player registration fee for the tournament is also $125. To become a sponsor or to register for the golf tournament, contact Peggy Smith at 337-7135.
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Wine tasting & art auction The Fourth Annual Wine Tasting and Art Auction to benefit KINfolk will be held Wednesday, July 22, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Nassau Valley Vineyards, Routes 9 & 1, Lewes. Sample wine and bid on unique items such as blown glass, jewelry, sculptures and framed photography and art. Tickets are $30 (still a bargain). KINfolk lends laptop computers and Internet access to children who are Hospitalized and convalescing at home. For information and tickets call Kathy at 302-645-6971, or visit www.KINfolkKids.org.
Heritage Day in Harrington The city of Harrington extends an invitation to all those who would like to participate in its 31st Annual Heritage Day celebration on Saturday, August 28. That includes exhibitors, crafts demonstrators and vendors offering food and other merchandise who would like to reserve space for the day. Planners are also looking for anyone who would like to join the parade - individual marchers, groups, floats, organizations, vehicles, bands and others. For information or entries, call Bill Falasco, Harrington Parks & Recreation, 398-7975.
Relay for Life cruise Dr. Marie Wolfgang is at this time accepting enrollments for her annual Relay for Life cruise, scheduled for Jan. 24, 2010. This is a 10-night cruise out of New York City (bus transportation to the dock included), visiting San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Maarten, and Tortola. Call 629-4471 for brochure.
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Sept.2-Rainbow Dinner Theater - cost: $70. A comedy called “Uncle Chick’s Last Wish” is definately one you won’t forget anytime soon. September 12-18 - Northern Michigan. You’ll visit Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth with time to visit the unique shops around town before dinner. The next day enjoy activites before going over to Mackinac Island for a two night stay. You’ll have a horse & carriage tour of the island before being dropped off at the Grand Hotel for lunch. The next day travel to Saulte St. Marie for a boat ride through the Soo Locks. Before leaving Michigan, stay at the Kewadin casino hotel. Cost: $790 pp double. October 16 - Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Ride the rails and have lunch on the train. Spend time in the train museum before re-
MORNING STAR • JULY 9 - 15, 2009 turning home. Cost: $69. November 16-20 - The Biltmore Estates in Ashville, N.C. Two hot meals per day. The Carolina Nights dinner theater Christmas show, a candlelight dinner at Deerpark restaurant and another Christmas show at the Wohlfahrt House Dinner Theater. Visit Chimney Rock Park, Folk Arts Center and a guided tour of Asheville. Cost: $589 pp double. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 for more information on all the above trips.
Travel with Del Tech Enjoy summer day trips sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Enjoy a trip back in time with a cruise aboard the Dorothy & Megan, a reproduction of an authentic 80-foot turn of the century paddlewheel boat, on Saturday, July 11. Feast in the scenery of the Choptank River with a lunch prepared by Suicide Bridge Restaurant. On Tuesday, July 14, take a guided tour of the Department of Agriculture research facility and living museum in Washington, D.C. View a brand new production of “Grease” direct from Broadway in great seats at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia on Thursday, July 16. The show features American Idol winner Taylor Hicks in this 2008 Tony nominee for “Best Revival of a Musical.” Watch “Eyecons - Las Vegas or Bust” at the Rehoboth Beach Theater of the Arts on Saturday, July 18. Be amazed as female impersonator, Christopher Peterson, brings to life female stars of the 20th century including Marilyn Monroe, Julie Andrews, Barbara Streisand and many more. On Wednesday, July 22, join in the excitement at Citizens Bank Park as the Phillies take on the Chicago Cubs. Not a sports fan? A day-trip to New York is also offered on July 22. Escape to the land of King Arthur and his Knights at the Round Table in “Camelot,” the follow up to the hit “My Fair Lady,” at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa. on Thursday, July 23. Enjoy Longwood Gardens with an independent time for dinner. On Saturday, July 25, spend the day strolling through the eight Smithsonian museums located on the national mall between the Washington Monument and the Capital in Washington D.C. Take a trip along old Route 66 while tracing the history of America’s music from the 1940’s to the present in “Route 66 Revisited” at the American Music Theater in Lancaster, Pa. on Wednesday, July 29. For more information contact the Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.
Rails & Trails Escorted motor-coach trip to Waterville Valley, New Hampshire sponsored by the Seaford WPS, Sept. 21-24. Four days and three nights - cost $639 per person, includes lodging, three breakfasts, three dinners, entertainment, cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee, Castle in the clouds, Rock Estates, Mt. Washington Cog Railway, dinner on Lake Winnipesaukee Railroad, Wolfeboro Village, all gratuities, taxes and baggage handling. For details contact Frances Horner at
Branson trip Nanticoke Senior Center and Curran Travel are providing a trip to Branson on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Wednesday, Oct. 21. The trip includes: round trip Motorcoach transportation, eight nights accommodations, great sightseeing tours, admission to nine great shows including Mickey Gilley, Lee Greenwood & the Bellamy Brothers and Shoji Tabuci. Cost is $1,075 per person-double occupancy, $1,355 single occupancy. A $200 deposit is required. Call 629-4939 for details.
tions for the State Fair. Everyone who is interested in horses is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Stan at 684-3966 or Peggy at 6295233.
Georgetown AARP Join Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 at their monthly luncheon meetings held on the first Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club. For details contact Dee Richards at 302-841-5066.
39th District Democrats The 39th District Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on July 16, 7 p.m., at Pizza King in Seaford. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Maggie Callaway at 629-4846.
Western Sussex Democrat Club Knitting Guild Association The “Sea Purls” chapter of the Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 -2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. New members always welcome. For details, call 302-854-6776.
Equine Council meeting The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library. We will discuss last minute prepara-
The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its annual picnic Monday, July 13, at 6 p.m. at Dukes’ Pool House on Sycamore Road in Laurel. The picnic which is expected to draw a large crowd features homemade ice cream plus fried chicken provided by the club. State-wide office holders and other dignitaries have been invited. RSVP to Betsy Davis, 875-7091 or Joyce Schaefer, 629-2107. Submit Bulletin Board items by noon, Thursday. Send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off at 951 Norman Eskridge Hwy., Seaford (Home Team Bldg.)
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Another 4th of July is over and if we had asked for perfect weathat urPhy er we got it. At the start of the parade, at 10 a.m. the temperature ...so many people was 74 degrees with a nice breeze. gathered together, Some were gathered in the shade at the old post office but it was talking, smiling, and nice wherever you sat that one-ofa-kind weather day. in general just havThe crowd was definitely down ing a good time. some but there was a nice crowd for the day and all the stage events at Broad Creek brought large aulighted in all of them. The winners are diences. The meaning of the day listed elsewhere in the paper. was captured quite nicely when, in the Ricky Richardson of the Laurel Police Talent Contest, 10-year-old Griffin Dunn Department said there were few problems of Seaford sang “God Bless the U.S.A.” and that the attendance for the fireworks There were 69 entries in the Redwas close to double the size of last White and Blue Parade. It moved along year’s. As Chamber President Don Dykes nicely and was over in 50 minutes then said, “Everybody was looking for a good the crowd headed down to Janosik Park time and they got it.” for some food and entertainment. Before I left the Senior Center, Penny Duncan Pete Bryan’s new bowling center on said how blessed she felt that morning South Central Avenue is moving along and that Pastor Tim Dukes gave a great nicely and they should be ready for a message. “He was wonderful,” said September opening. They are installing Penny, the 32-year director of the Laurel the hardwood alleys now. Pete can be Senior Center, talking about the Prayer seen daily at work in the center, water Breakfast. dripping off his face as he keeps that Walking around, seeing so many “hands on” touch to all he does. This people gathered together talking, smilis a lifelong dream for this 233 average ing, laughing and in general just having bowler who has been on the professional a good time as the idea of the event is tour several times. intended. A senior, very patriotic citizen, I wish Gerald Sammons, who owns came up to the Chamber of Commerce the Seaford Bowling Alley continued booth, paid for her T-Shirt and promptly success, as he and his dad have been gave a nice donation for the event. Since moving to Laurel some years ago, she has there many years for us, but this is about supported everything that is going on and Laurel and I’m asking bowlers to come out and support Laurel in this venture as is a much respected part of our community. This seemed to be what the day was well as the other local businesses. They certainly deserve and need your support. about, people such as Margret Starr; and many others who made the day great. Years ago I was on a team in the DuSitting behind the stage listening to Pont League, the “Whiz Kids” after the 16-year-old Robert Short, I viewed the audience and other entertainers who were 1950 Phillies and we were all lefties. I believe some of us were Major Arnett, both tapping their feet to his Alan JackGeorge Weldon, Fred Melvin and myself, son song and clapping in unison. After and others that this old memory bank that Lauren Henry of Laurel, and Amanwon’t provide. da Jones of Seaford, both sang spirituals Many years ago there was the old that had the entire park listening to their “Laurel League and I believe they bowled rendition of “It Is Well With My Soul” on Monday nights at Seaford. Some of, and “Angel Band.” I said some of the outstanding bowlers What can I say about the now famous in that group were Kinder Bailey, Chick watermelon, pie and hot dog eating conAllison, Pete Bryan, Jim Allen, as well as tests. I am sure they will be back next year as the packed audience in their lawn several of his brothers and family, Walt Hearn, David Goff and Ollie Shields. It chairs and blankets on the ground, de-
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would be nice if we could catch some of that enthusiasm from years ago in Bryan’s Bowling Center.
On Wednesday, July 15, there will be a dinner, silent auction and fashion show at the Seaford Golf and Country Club to raise money for the Taylor Lowe Education Fund. Taylor is the one-year-old daughter of Amanda Lowe and the late Phillip Lowe who died with colon cancer last year. The time is 5 p.m. and tickets for a good country club dinner are only $15. Call Ron Marvil for tickets and information at 629-8595. I urge you to attend for this great Laurel family. I’m losing a lot of friends and acquaintances of late as they pass on. It just goes with the territory of growing older. Mike Bickerton called me the other day to tell me of the passing of “Ollie” Shields of Laurel at age 73. I liked “Ollie” and even though I was one of his former students and baseball players, he liked me. Of course “Ollie” liked everybody. Ollie was born in Indiana, Pa., home of actor Jimmy Stewart. I don’t know who was more famous “Ollie” or Jimmy! He was a high school math teacher in Laurel for more than 30 years and from there he went into other fields of teaching and accomplished so much in his life-time, including president of the Laurel Little League and a baseball coach
respected by all. I can see him now talking a mile a minute as he pushed those glasses back onto the bridge of his nose. Usually he was talking about one of his beloved teams, the Pittsburg Pirates, Steelers or the Penguins hockey team. He passed that trait on to his boys and like Ollie, son Jeff is a big part of Laurel. Todd, the youngest, lives in Texas and Alan in Millsboro. When I saw Todd on July 4th, he asked me to mention his dad. He didn’t need to ask, it was in my plans. Ollie had great respect and rapport with everyone even a 16-year-old borderline math student with an Irish name. I’ll always feel that a few more talks with “Ollie” would have converted him into a Phillies fan. To wife Sandy and family: all Ollie’s former students and those he came in contact with - we share your loss. Have a great week everyone and oh yes, one more great July 4th moment. Don Dykes, Chamber president comes over to the Chamber booth, “Pat I need you to help judge the hot dog eating contest. Where’s my sunglasses? Back in a minute,” said Don. He returned moments later still frustrated looking for his sunglasses. “There they are Don, right on your head,” I said, as we both laughed uncontrollably. “You won’t tell this will you?, said Don. “Nah!” I said. Now, where’s my cell phone?
MORNING STAR • JULY 9 - 15, 2009
Church Bulletins Victory in Grace Tabernacle
Victory in Grace Tabernacle (VIGT), formerly located in Laurel, at 11528 Commercial Lane in Hickman Commercial Park behind Johnny Janosik Furniture Store, has moved to 128 East Market Street (Rt. 24 West) between Delaware and Central avenues. Sunday School is at 10 a.m.; Sunday morning Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Sunday afternoon Worship Service, time to be announced each week; Prayer Gathering, Tuesday, 6 pm.; Bible Study, Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Love First Fellowship, Friday, 7 p.m.; Healing and Miracles Service, first Sunday, 5 p.m. Victory in Grace Tabernacle has served the Laurel community since opening its doors July 5, 2004.
Church of the Nazarene yard sale
Seaford Church of the Nazarene (located on South Dual Highway next to the Guide) will hold a yard sale on Saturday, July 11 from 7 a.m. to noon. Set up is at 6:30 a.m. Tables are available for $10, ground space $7. Breakfast and baked goods also available. For more information, call 628-2751.
The Harvesters Quartet
The Harvesters Quartet will be appearing at First Baptist Church, 501 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar on Friday, July 10 at 7 p.m. For further info call 410-896-3284.
The Cash Family
The Cash family will be appearing at First Baptist Church, 501 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar on Sunday, July 12 at 6 p.m. For further info call 410-896-3284
No Name Band
The No Name Band will be at Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Laws Street, Bridgeville, on Friday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.
Mt. Olive hosts Gospel Concert
A Gospel Concert featuring Brother Kevin Brown, of Union Baptist Church, Easton, Md., will be held Sunday, July 19, at 4 p.m., at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Bridgeville. Pastor is Woodrow Evans. The public is welcome. A free will offering will be taken. For more information call Sister Paris Twymon, 410-754-9135.
Hymn sing planned
A gospel hymn sing featuring local artists Jerry Jones and Jimmy Holston will be held at Concord United Methodist Church near Seaford on Sunday, July 12 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 628-8114.
Hitchcock speaks in Laurel
Joel Hitchcock will be at the Lighthouse Church on Kaye Road in Laurel on Sunday, July 19 at the 10 a.m. worship service. Joel emphasizes the power of signs and wonders in his meetings, in addition to his fundamentalist messages such as “The Blood of Jesus,” “The Cross of Christ,” “The Birth, Life, Miracles, Death, Resurrection and Second Coming of Jesus.” Many have testified of their healing which are captured on video. Joel and his wife Heidi have ministered
to many nations of the world. Seating is limited. For more information, visit www.thelighthouseld.org.
Gospel Music Festival
On Saturday, July 18, at 5 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Old Stage Road in Laurel will host its 2nd Annual Gospel Music Festival. Homemade ice cream, hot dogs, hamburgers and more will be available for sale. Music will be provided by the Lights of Home, Reunion Quartet, the Baptist Boys, Sounds of Joy and the Don Murray Family. This is an outside event so bring your chairs and plan on enjoying the festival under the stars. All proceeds benefit the St. Paul’s youth program.
Macedonia A.M.E. Church schedule
Summer Schedule for Macedonia A.M.E. Church: 9 a.m. Church School; 10 a.m. Worship Service. All denominations welcome. The Rev. Dania R. Griffin is Pastor. Church is located at 431 North St., Seaford. Call 629-3116 for more information.
Booker Street Community Day
Booker Street Church of God, “Pride of the Fathers” Community Day celebration will be held Friday, July 10, from 10 a.m.-till 3 p.m. at Railroad Avenue Park. Parade commencing at 10 a.m. All people of the community are welcome. For more information contact Lorraine Morris, at cell: 302-258-2803, home: 302-337-8155; church: 302-856-9097.
Victory Junction, Where God and Music Meet, host is Joe Dawson, Music Ministry. “A Night of Gospel Music,” from 6-9 p.m. on: July 11 - Guests: Esther Marvel Foskey, Wayne Porter, God’s Country Crossroads. July 25 – Guests: Amy Holloway Stark, Jerry Jones, Bunky Eye. For more information call 302-9346995.
Men’s Fellowship Revival
Men’s Fellowship Revival at Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown, will be held at 7 p.m. Nightly, July 15-17. Guest Preachers are Bishop Frank Roach (Wednesday), Bishop Bobby Weston (Thursdy), and the Rev. Bernard Holland (Friday). Call 856-9097 or the Rev. Charles Long at 855-0959 for more information.
Annual Men’s Day Celebration
Booker Street Church of God will celebrate its Annual Men’s Day on Sunday, July 19. Theme of the Day is “Godly Men Don’t Quit!” Bishop Marvin Morris will preach at 11:30 a.m. and Bishop Levin Bailey of Pilgrims Ministry of Deliverance will preach at 5 p.m. Call the Rev. Charles Long at 856-9097 or 855-0959 for more information.
Gethsemane United Methodist Church has commissioned their first seven Ste-
DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship Sunday Family Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. 94 Walnut Street, Laurel, DE (across from GameZone) 302-875-7873 www.laurelnazarene.org
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CHURCH OF CHRIST
1010S.C entral Ave., Laurel Ph: 875-7748 Minister: Ian J. Drucker Worship Services: Sunday 10 a.m. 6:00 p.m. BibleS tudy: Sun. 9:00 a.m.; Wed. 7:00 p.m. In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity
CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE Rev. Donna Hinkle, Pastor Church: 875-4233 Sunday Services: 8:30 am Praise 9:30 am Sunday School,10:45 am Worship
Centenary United Methodist Church
“Where Caring is Sharing” “NEW SONG!” - Contemporary Celebration, 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, Classes for ALL ages, 9:45 a.m. Traditional Family Worship, 11:00 a.m.
Rev. K. Wayne Grier, Pastor, 875-3983 200 W. Market St., Laurel, Del.
DIAL DAILY DEVOTIONS: 875-4309
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956
The Rev. Dr. Howard G. Backus, Rector www.dioceseofdelaware.net/churches/stphlps.html Holy Eucharist with Healing Sunday ~ 8:30 & 10:30 am Church School ~ 9:30 am
Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching
Youth Group Wednesday 7:00 pm
Worship 10:45 a.m. • Sun. School 9:45 a.m. Wed. Night 7:00 p.m. • Sun. Night 7:00 p.m. Located on Camp Road between the Dual & Alt. 13 For info call: 629-3674 or 875-2915 Sr. Pastor Roland Tice
Christian Church of Seaford
Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Morning Worship 10:30 Wed. Night Service & (Nursery & Jr. Church) Youth Groups 7:00 p.m. A Firm Foundation • A Sure Hope • An Unending Love
Centrally located at 14511 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, DE 19956
Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. FasTrak Children’s Ministry - 10:30 a.m.; E318 Youth - 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Services - 7 p.m.
For info, call 875.7995 or visit www.centralworshipcenter.org
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road68, South of Laurel Laurel,D el.
Sun. School 10 a.m. • Worship 9 & 11 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Hymn Sing: Last Sunday Each Month - 7 p.m.
Delmar Wesleyan Church www.StPaulsUMCLaurelDE.org
Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107
800 East Street Delmar, MD 21875 “The Church That Cares” 410-896-3600 Pastor James C. Hitch
Sunday: Sunday School 10 M Worship 11 AM & 6 PM
Wednesday: BibleS tudy 7P M
MORNING STAR • JULY 9 - 15, 2009 phen Ministers. Stephen Ministry is a Biblically based system through which members of our church are trained and organized to help provide Christian care-giving to members of our congregation and community. Stephen Ministers are members of Gethsemane UM Church who have completed 50 hours of training to provide high quality Christian care to folks going through a difficult time. Gethsemane UM Church is located 44 miles west of Seaford on Route 20. They have Sunday morning services at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. Come and join us as you are – no halos required, jeans expected. For more information call 629-2862. Diana Williams and Janet English are the Stephen Leaders at Gethsemane UMC.
Obituaries Peggy Jean Hastings, 79
Peggy Jean Hastings of Delmar, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at Wicomico Nursing Home in Salisbury, Md. She was born July 28, 1929, in Cambridge, Md., the daughter of James and Minnie Fields Ellis. Her work experience included C & P Telephone where she was a telephone operator, Maryland National Bank in the consumer loan department, and a clerk with the Delmarva Credit Bureau. In her later years, she assisted in her husband’s business, the Delmar Cash & Carry. Peggy was a member of St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Delmar, a member of the ladies circle and sang in the choir. Her memberships also included the New Century Club and past president of the Delmar Lioness Club. Peggy is survived by her loving husband, Richard O. “Nemo” Hastings of Delmar, a cousin, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Clifton Ellis. The funeral was held on Friday, July 3 at 2 p.m. at Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Interment followed in St. Stephens Cemetery in Delmar. In memory of Mrs. Hastings, contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803 or to the Humane Society of Wicomico County, 5130 Citation Dr.,
SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am
701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077
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Bethel Worship Center Kids Camp
Join SonRock Kids Camp on Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17 at Bethel Worship Center, Route 13 just North of Barton’s, Seaford. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and Kids Camp will begin at 6:05 p.m. Call Christine at 628-8925 or Tammy at 302-542-2520 for more inforation.
Mt. Olivet Kids Camp
Mt Olivet United Methodist Church invites all children ages 3 years old to those entering 8th grade to join SonRock Kids Camp. SonRock Kids Camp begins July 13-17, from 5:30-8 p.m. with a closing program at the 11 a.m. service on July 19, at Mt Olivet United Methodist Church, 315 High Street, Seaford. For more information call 629-4458.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 543 N. BRADFORD ST., SEAFORD, DEL. • 629-7161
Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor
WEDNESDAY SUNDAY Sunday School......9:45 a.m. Prayer & Praise 7:00 p.m. Worship...............11:00 a.m. Patch Club (kids) 7:00 p.m. Eve. Worship........7:00 p.m. Youth Group 6:00-8 p.m.
SEAFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY PRE-SCHOOL - 12TH GRADE - Office 629-7161 Quality Traditional Education Since 1973 Fully Accredited By Middle States in ACSI
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH A Cooperative S.B.C. Church 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE
302-629-8434 • www.graceseaford.org Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:30 pm Children’s Church 10:45 am SPANISH Worship 10:45 am Wednesday Activities 7 pm Pastor: Homer McKeithan Youth Minister: James Hollis Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”
Messiah’s Vineyard Church Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel
PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956
Sun. 9:30 am Wed. 7:00 pm
Children’s Church • Nursery
Senior Minister: Dr. Carl G Vincent Senior Pastor: Pastor Barry B. Dukes wwwmessiahsvineyard.org
OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH 532 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Redemptorist Fathers • 629-3591
MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 4:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
11 AM and 6 PM ~ Sunday School 9:45 AM
Salisbury, MD 21804. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com.
Ministry for the wholef amily 7 PM
Pastor Stacey Johnson
28261 Seaford Rd., Laurel, 2 miles N. of Laurel on Alt. 13
Jocelyn N. Butler, 8
Jocelyn N. Butler of Bridgeville, was called home to the Lord on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at the A. I. duPont Hospital For Children in Wilmington. She was born Dec. 21, 2000, in Baltimore, Md., the daughter of Michael Lee Butler and April Lynn Fletcher, both of Bridgeville. Jocelyn Butler was a beautiful little girl who loved putting puzzles together, making people laugh and taking nature walks with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed hunting and fishing with her Dad and Pop Pop. She will be truly missed by all those who loved her. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Hailey Butler and Mika Butler of Bridgeville; maternal grandparents, Phyllis and Richard Brown of Pasadena, Md.; paternal grandparents, Leroy Butler and Elaine Klemkoskie, both of Baltimore; maternal great-grandmother, Sarah Conrad of Pasadena; paternal great-grandmother,
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.)
22606 Sussex Hwy. Seaford, DE
302-359-6331 Weekly Services: Sunday: 10 am Tuesday: Prayer 7-8 pm Thursday: Bible Study 7 pm
22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 - www.atlantaroadcma.org Sunday
9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship, Nursery, Classes for Kids-Adults 7:00 p.m. Evening Service
6:45 Catalyst Youth (grades 7-12), DivorceCare 7:00 Prayer Meeting, Men’s Group, KidStuf 103 (K-6 Kids & their parents, 1 & 3rd Wed.)
COKESBURY CHURCH All Welcome Where Love Abides -- John 3:16
The Church by the Side of the Road 15092 Cokesbury Rd, Georgetown, DE (302) 629-5222 • www.cokesburywc.org Pastor Harold Carmean & Congregation Sunday School 9 am Contemporary Church Service 10 am
United Methodist Church Serving Christ in the Heart of Seaford since 1830 315 High St. • Seaford, DE
Sunday Services: Informal Worship in Chapel 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary 9:45 Sunday School
Pastor: Rev. Jim Sipes • 302-629-4458 PROFESSIONAL NURSERY CARE PROVIDED
27225 Kaye Road Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814
www.thelighthouselaurel.org Timothy P. Jones, Pastor Sunday Family Worship - 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Family Ministries - 7:00 p.m.
“Shining His Light”
Laurel Wesleyan Church Rt. 13A, Just North of Laurel
Sunday School - 9:30 Worship - 9:00 & 10:45 Sunday Evening Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m. - Youth Ministries & WKID, The Zone, Children’s Ministries
Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor: Rev. Rick Green; Youth: Kyle Horton Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey
CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH
315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973 • 302-629-9755
Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins www.christlutheranseaford.com
Praise Worship 8:15 AM • Sunday School 9:45 AM • Traditional Worship 11:15 AM
Laurel Baptist Church, SBC Where everybody is somebody & Jesus Christ is Lord 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, Laurel, DE 19956 LBC Sunday School ~ 10:00 Morning Worship ~ 11:00 Wednesday Bible Study ~ 7:00 P.M. NurseryP rovided Pastor: Rev. Steven Booth Music Director: Linda Lewis
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
N. Dual 13, P.O. Box 783, Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-6206 Evangelist - G. W. Cliver - 629-6206 Elder - Don Birch - 629-8949 Elder - Ron Russell - 629-6033 Sunday School 10 a.m. Sun. Worship 11 a.m., Sun. Evening 6 p.m Wed. Evenings 7 p.m. Live For God, Love Each Other, Light The World
743 E. Clarence St., Seaford, Del. Carlton L. Cannon, Sr. Paster
629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 • email@example.com
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
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PAGE 22 Maryann Butler of Baltimore; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral was held Sunday, July 5 at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium in Bridgeville. Pastor Dale Brown officiated. Interment was private. To help defray funeral expenses, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 202 Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.
Dennis B. Derrickson, 62
Dennis B. Derrickson of Bridgeville, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., of heart failure. His loving family was with him at the time of his death. Dennis was the son of Ernest and Rana Derrickson of Seaford. He was a 1964 graduate of Seaford Derrickson High School and he obtained his associate’s degree in Computer Technology from Del Tech in Georgetown. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1970 to 1974. He was united in marriage to Judith McDowell in 1972. He was self-employed for many years as owner of the Hobby Horse in Seaford. Dennis was a member of the VFW in Greenwood, and he was an avid train enthusiast. He enjoyed traveling with his train buddies to shows on the East Coast. Dennis was preceded in death by his loving wife, Judith, as well as his father and his brother, Hughes Derrickson, of Dagsboro. He is survived by his mother and three sisters, Patricia Hamstead and her husband William of Seaford, Sandy Fryling and husband Butch, Cathy Brinsfield and her husband Brian, all of Salisbury, and his sister-in-law, Shirley Derrickson of Dagsboro. He was a favorite uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Many will miss Dennis and his wonderful sense of humor. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 2, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium in Bridgeville. Interment was in the Bridgeville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriot’s Way, Milford, DE 19963. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.
Oliver King Shields, 73
Oliver “Ollie” King Shields of Laurel, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. He was born in Indiana, Pa., on March 13, 1936, a son of Milton and Bertha Mae Shields. Ollie retired as a math teacher from the Laurel School District with 30 years of service. He also retired as a math teacher for ECI with 14 years of service. He attended Laurel Wesleyan Church. He was: a past president of the Laurel Little League; recipient of the year in the state of Delaware and teacher of the year in Maryland; coach of the 1965-1967 Diamond State Championship; a Laurel High School baseball coach for 18 years; secretary of the Laurel Bowling League; and a founding member of the James H. Grove
MORNING STAR • JULY 9 - 15, 2009 GED Program. He also taught migrant children math during the summer. Cherished memories include collecting baseball cards with his son Jeff, and routing for his favorite teams - the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. He proudly served his country in the United States Marines. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sandra Shields of Laurel; his sons, Allen and wife Dawn of Millsboro; Jeffrey Shields of Laurel; and Todd and wife Elisa Shields of Texas; sisters, Barbara Reinard and Virginia Van Horn of Ohio; grandchildren: Tony and Rachel Streeks, James Gibbs, Dinelle Gibbs, Cassandra and Matthew Shields and Desiree Lizzette Macias, Todd Shields, Adam Shields and Annette Shields; great-grandchildren: Beau Streeks and Janell Gibbs; and several nieces, nephews and many cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Moody Milton Shields. The funeral was held on Tuesday, July 7 at Laurel Wesleyan Church. The Rev. Ken Deusa officiated. Interment with full military honors was at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oliver Shields Memorial Fund, c/o Wilmington Trust Company, 101 S. Market St., Laurel, DE 19956. The Shields family is in the care of Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel.
Irma J. Hastings, 77
Irma J. Hastings of Laurel, died Sunday, July 5, 2009 at Seaford Center Genesis HealthCare, surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 19, 1932 in Delmar, a daughter Arthur M. and Helen Mae Hearn Williams. Irma worked as a seamstress for the Excelsor Shirt Factory in Salisbury and Snow Hill for many years before working part time for Peninsula Dry Cleaners in Salisbury and Fox’s Dry Cleaners in Hastings Seaford. She previously attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel. She also worked hard as a homemaker and loved taking care of her landscaping and her home. She cherished times spent with family and enjoyed trips with her late husband to Williamsburg and Amish Country in Pennsylvania. She is survived by a daughter, Joan Davis, and her husband Sammy of Laurel; three sons, Ricky Hastings and his wife Becky, Lee Hastings and his wife Terri and Gary Hastings, all of Laurel; six grandchildren, Donnie Lee Grant and his wife Sharon, Chad Hastings and his wife Heather, Jennifer Lynn Hastings, Sammi Jo Davis, Eric Lee Hastings and Kyle Nicholas Hastings; five great grandchildren, Dominic, Jetta, Breann, Rodney and Crystal; and a sister, Barbara Ann Crockett and her husband, Paige of Laurel. She is also survived by her pride and joy, her pug “Bubbles.” In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, James Alton Hastings, who passed in 2006; and a granddaughter, Britney Morgan Hastings, who passed in 2004. A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 10, at noon at the Short Funeral
Home, 13 E. Grove Street, Delmar, where family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon. Interment will follow in Charity Church Cemetery in Salisbury. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com
Jane Dillingham Sterrett, 81
Jane Dillingham Sterrett of Seaford, died on Tuesday, June 30, 2009. Mrs. Sterrett graduated from William Smith College School for Women in Geneva, NY with a B.S. in Medical Technology. She retired as a Certified Medical Technologist. She also worked as a teachers’ aid (reading) and violin teacher. Jane enjoyed being a homemaker, gardening, working on the church alter guild, the choir, and other church activities, nature and fishing. She played the violin in the Salisbury and Dover Symphony Orchestras. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, J. David Sterrett; daughter, Pamela Sterrett Bufano and her husband, William, of E. Yaphank, NY; son, John David Sterrett, Jr. and his wife, Karol, of Highland Village, TX; grandchildren, Theresa Jane Bufano, William David Bufano, Becky Sterrett Welch, David Michael Sterrett and Michelle Lynette Sterrett. Other survivors include her brother, Paul Dillingham and his wife, Jane, of Vestal, NY, two nephews and several cousins. Memorial services will be on Thursday, July 9, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 315 High St, Seaford. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Jane D. Sterrett Memorial Fund, Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 315 High St., Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements were by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.
Keyshawn Samuel Purnell, 17
Keyshawn Samuel Purnell of Seaford, died Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Born in Havre de Grace, MD, he was the son of Gernie Lee Purnell, Sr, and Mary Laws Purnell, both of Seaford. He was a mem-
ber of Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church in Seaford. He was an honor student at Seaford High School where he was a member of the Key Club and the soccer and track teams. In addition to his parents, cherished memories will rePurnell main with: paternal grandparents, Noble and Betty Satchell of Millsboro; maternal grandmother, Louise Laws Henry of Seaford; a brother, Gernie L. Purnell, Jr. of Seaford; a sister, Kinesics C. Purnell of Seaford; uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives, and friends. A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 9, at 11 a.m. at the Church of God and Saints of Christ on 10016 Concord Rd. (Rt. 20) in Seaford. Family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery on Assateague Road in Berlin, MD. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Keyshawn S. Purnell Scholarship Fund, 9746 Nanticoke Circle, Seaford, DE 19973. A ministry of comfort and dignity is being provided by the Lewis N. Watson Funeral Home, PA in Salisbury. Please visit www.lewisnwatsonfuneralhome.com to offer condolences to the family.
George Albert Marks Sr., 88
George Albert Marks Sr. of Mardela Springs, Md., passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The funeral was held on Monday, July 6, at Riverton United Methodist Church. Donations may be made to Dor-Wic Post 218 of the American Legion, P.O. Box 168, Sharptown, MD 21861. Arrangements are by Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel.
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Shown (l to r) is the Laurel Pat Knight Minor League baseball team: top- Zane Ball, Garrison Horsey, Joey Johnson, Jacob White, Dalton Wood, coach Jim Watts; middle- coach Rick Evans, Mason Free, Corey Evans, Donnell Briddell, Blaine Erdie, Hunter Toomey; front- Noah Melvin, Logan Riggleman, Jacob James, Dakari Holden, and coach Charlie Wilkerson. Photo by Pat Murphy
Laurel Little League scoreboard (for the week of June 29)
Pat Knight- Major League baseball- Georgetown 9, Laurel 2 (7/1)- For Laurel, Shane Baker had two hits and a run, Nick Hastings doubled and had one run scored, and Wade Townley singled. Daniel Smith pitched three innings allowing two runs on one hit and striking out three while walking only one. Baker pitched one inning giving up two runs on two hits and Townley pitched one inning giving up five runs on no hits while striking out two, walking three and hitting one batter. Millsboro 11, Laurel 7 (July 2)- For Laurel, Shane Baker singled, scored two runs, and stole four bases; Jeremy Metz walked, scored a run, and stole a base; Dustin Allen walked; and Nick Hastings had a single, triple, two runs scored, and two stolen bases. Josh James singled; Irvan Casiano walked; Alan Lubiniecki walked, was hit by a pitch, and scored two runs; Wade Townley reached base by getting hit with a pitch; and Brandon Johnson added a nice bunt single. Casiano pitched one-third inning, giving up six runs on two hits; Baker pitched two and two-thirds innings, giving up no runs on one hit and striking out one; and Daniel Smith pitched three innings, giving up five runs on two hits and one walk while striking out four. Laurel 10, Lewes 0 (7/6)- For Laurel, Shane Baker singled, walked, and scored a run; Wade Townley had two hits and one run scored; Irvan Casiano reached on a fielders choice; Josh James walked and scored two runs; and Hunter Henry added a hit and one run scored. Alan Lubiniecki walked, was hit by a pitch and scored two runs; Jordan Tanner walked and scored a run; Colton Platzke walked, reached on a fielder’s choice, and scored one run; Dustin Allen drew a pair of two walks; and Brandon Johnson had two walks and one run scored. Daniel Smith reached on two fielder’s choice plays and also pitched three innings, giving up no runs, no hits, walking two, and striking out five. Henry pitched one inning, giving up no runs, no hits, walking one, and striking out one. Laurel’s team members are: From the Mets: Jeremy Metz, Shane Baker, Brandon Johnson, Colton Plaztke, Daniel Smith; from the Rays: Nick Hastings, Alan Lubiniecki, Jordan Tanner, Hunter Henry; from the Yankees: Irvan Casiano; from the Reds: Dustin Allen, Wade Townley, and Josh James. Minor League baseball- Laurel 9, Woodbridge 5 (7/1)- Zane Ball went 2-2 with four RBIs and Dalton Wood was 1-2 with two RBIs for the Laurel Pat Knight team. Milton 11, Laurel 10 (7/2)- Ball was 2-2 with four RBIs and Jacob James went 1-2 with three RBIs. Laurel 14, Rehoboth 3 (7/3)- Ball batted 3-3 with four RBIs, Wood drove in three runs, and Mason Free and Jacob White combined to toss a no-hitter.
Delmar District 8 Little League all-star results (7/1-7/6) 9-10 baseball- Delmar 9, Fruitland 1- Dylan Barlow struck out six in the win, Isaac Austin hit a pair of doubles, and Jimmy Adkins doubled and threw a runner out at first from center field in the win. Other scores- West Salisbury 12, Crisfield 2; East Wicomico 11, Pocomoke 6; Berlin 19, Snow Hill 6; Crisfield 4, Pocomoke 1; Fruitland 10, Snow Hill 2; East Wicomico 14, Willards 4; Berlin 24, Princess Anne 4 11 baseball- Berlin 11, Delmar 1- Kavon Trader struck out five and Austin Bergeron had a hit for Delmar. Other scores- West Salisbury 23, Princess Anne 2; Berlin 24, East Wicomico 0; West Salisbury 5, Fruitland 1
MINOR LEAGUE ALL-STARS- Laurel’s Lexi Harris, left, stands at third base during her team’s game against Woodbridge in the District III Minor League softball championship. Laurel’s Tim Chandler awaits a pitch during a Minor League baseball all-star game. Photos by Mike McClure
NEW YORK PENN LEAGUE- Seaford’s Derrik Gibson watches the ball after making contact during a New York Penn League baseball game played in Staten Island, N.Y., recently. Family and friends traveled to New York for the weekend to cheer on the 2008 Seaford High School graduate. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Maryland District 8 Little League All-Star Schedules
The following are Delmar’s District 8 all-star schedules (subject to change): 9-10 baseball- 7/9- Delmar vs. Snow Hill at Snow Hill, 6 p.m.; 7/11- Delmar vs. Berlin at Berlin, 4 p.m..; 7/13- semifinals at TBA, 6 p.m.; 7/15- championship at TBA. 6 p.m. 11 baseball- 7/10- winners bracket at TBA, 6 p.m., losers bracket at TBA, 6 p.m.; 7/12- losers bracket at 2 p.m., TBA.; 7/14- championship at TBA, 6 p.m.; 7/16- championship 2 at TBA, 6 p.m. Major baseball- 7/10- Delmar at Willards, 6 p.m.; 7/12- Princess Anne at Delmar, 5 p.m..; 7/14- Delmar at Snow Hill, 6 p.m.; 7/16- Fruitland at Delmar, 6 p.m.; 7/20semifinals at TBA, 6 p.m.; 7/22- championship at TBA, 6 p.m. Junior baseball- 7/11- Delmar home vs. Berlin, 10 a.m.; 7/13- loser’s bracket at TBA, 6 p.m. ; 7/15- loser’s bracket at TBA, 6 p.m., winner’s bracket at TBA, 6 p.m.; 7/17- loser’s bracket at TBA, 6 p.m.; 7/19- championship 1 at TBA, 5 p.m.; 7/21championship 2 at TBA, 6 p.m. Senior baseball- 7/14- Delmar-Fruitland winner vs. West Salisbury at TBA, 6 p.m.; 7/16- loser’s bracket at TBA, 6 p.m.; 7/20- championship 1 at TBA, 6 p.m.; 7/22championship 2 at TBA, 6 p.m.
MORNING STAR • JULY 9 - 15, 2009
The Patriots meet Eric Sharff at home plate to congratulate him on his 390 feet plus home run hit last Tuesday in the American Legion baseball game played in Seaford. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Post 6 Patriots defeat Fox Post 2, 8-6, in Legion home contest By Lynn Schofer
The Post 6 Patriots took the 8-6 win last Tuesday in a home game against Dover Fox Post 2. Korey Hearn was on the mound for the Patriots and was able to keep the game in the Patriots control through five innings. Dover jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first inning but Seaford immediately answered with a run when Zack Reynolds scored on a wild pitch. Fox Post 2 put three more runs on the board in the top of the third but the Patriots took the lead again in the bottom of inning when the bats came alive with eight hits and six runs. Dover nibbled at the Patriots’ lead in every inning. The biggest threat came in
the fifth inning when Hearn loaded the bases with two walks and a single. Hearn helped himself when he caught a pop up and threw it to Reynolds at shortstop for the double play which left the bases loaded to end the inning. In the sixth inning, Eric Sharff helped the Patriots seal the win with a home run measuring over 390 feet. Steve Sharff came on in relief and shut the Dover Fox Post down in the sixth and seventh innings. For the Patriots Reynolds had three hits; Chris Cutsail and Sharff added two hits; and Tyler Ruark, Steve Sharff, Zach Schofer, Spencer Coulbourn, and Hunter Absher all added a hit. Hearn picked up the win, striking our five while allowing six runs on eight hits.
Laurel District III Little League all-star schedules
The following are the Laurel schedules (subject to change) in the Delaware District III Little League all-star tournaments: Major softball (winners bracket at Rehoboth, losers bracket at Millsboro)- 7/9- winners bracket 6 and 8 p.m., losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/10- losers bracket 6 and 8 p.m.; 7/11- winners bracket 6 p.m., losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/12- losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/13- championship 6 p.m. at Rehoboth; 7/14- championship 2 6 p.m. at Rehoboth Major baseball (winners bracket at Millsboro, losers bracket at Milton)- 7/10Laurel vs. Milton at Milton, 6 p.m.; 7/11- Woodbridge vs. Laurel-Milton winner at Milton, 8 p.m.; 7/12- losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/13- winners bracket 6 and 8 p.m., losers bracket 6 and 8 p.m.; 7/14- losers bracket 6 and 8 p.m.; 7/15- winners bracket 6 p.m., losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/16- losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/17- championship 6 p.m. at Millsboro; 7/18- championship 2 6 p.m. at Millsboro Junior softball- no team; Junior baseball- NA Senior softball (winners bracket at Lower Sussex, losers bracket at Laurel)7/18- Laurel vs. Nanticoke at Lower Sussex, 6 p.m.; 7/19- losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/20winners bracket 6 p.m., losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/21- losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/22- championship 6 p.m. at Lower Sussex; 7/23- championship 2 6 p.m. at Lower Sussex Senior baseball (winners bracket at Laurel, losers bracket at Lower Sussex)7/11- Laurel vs. Cape at Laurel, 6 p.m.; 7/12- Georgetown-Millsboro vs. Laurel-Cape winner at Laurel, 6 p.m..; 7/13- losers bracket 6 and 8 p.m.; 7/14- winners bracket 6 p.m., losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/15- losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/16- championship 6 p.m. at Laurel; 7/17- championship 2 6 p.m. at Laurel
Mason-Dixon Emergency Services softball tourney set for July 24-26 The Delmar Fire Department will host the Sixth Annual Mason-Dixon Emergency Services Softball Tournament July 24-26 at the Mason-Dixon complex in Delmar (Md.). There will be food, 50/50,, and a bouncy for the kids. Any team interested visit the company’s website at www.Delmar74fire.com. The deadline for entry is July 18.
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MORNING STAR • JULY 9 - 15, 2009 Seaford Golf and Country Club’s Spencer Noel swims to a first place finish in the boys 15-18 yearold 50 yard butterfly race last Monday in Seaford.
SGCC Gators swim team hosts Shawnee By Lynn Schofer
The Seaford Golf and Country Club Gators welcomed Shawnee Country Club to their waters last Monday evening for a swim meet. First year coach Whitney Pogwist had 44 members to fill numerous lanes throughout the night. Coach Pogwist said her team is “small but mighty” when the Star interviewed her in a pre season story. On Monday night her team showed their strength and enthusiasm. “These kids are amazing. They push themselves and I am so impressed by their amount of effort,” said Pogwist, who went on to say that most of her kids have to swim numerous events and they consistently either place or win. “You just wouldn’t believe the improvement in the swimmers from the first day of practice.” Coach Pogwist said her team has worked on touches and turns and everything is beginning to come together. She is extremely happy with her team’s effort on Monday against the Shawnee Country Club. “We swim against teams that have 70 or more kids on the roster,” Pogwist noted. The Gators team is growing with the new coaching staff. “This is the first year we have six and under boys and girls to put in the lanes,” said Pogwist. The Gator coaches hope the excitement will continue to grow and more children will join the team. See results from Monday’s meet on page 29.
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Abigail Krams focuses on the finish in the girls’ six and under 25 Yard breaststroke at the Seaford Golf & Country Club’s home meet last Monday. Photo by Lynn Schofer
JUST ASK CHARLES. Delawarean Charles Cadogan beat prostate cancer because he got checked. Elizabeth Krams works her backstroke in the girls’ six and under 25 yard heat for the Seaford Golf and Country Club Gators in a home meet last week. Photo by Lynn Schofer
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Laurel Star summer sports scrapbook
Shown (clockwise from top left) are: Ethan Walker of Delmar Kiwanis making a pitch during the National League championship game, Stephanie Wheatley making a presentation to Laurel softball coach Margo Morris who retired at the end of the school year; Laurel’s Tyler West (48) and Woodbridge’s Jorge Young prior to the Blue-Gold football game, Austin Bergeron of Delmar Kiwanis on third base, and Laurel Minor League pitcher Nicole Hovatter delivering a pitch during the District III championship game. Photos by Mike McClure
White gets sixth win in Mod Lites at Delaware International
Alan Passwaters led the first lap of the 10-lap Mod Lite feature at Delaware International Speedway. Steve White was on a mission in the high groove and powered from ninth to lead lap two. Paul McGinley worked his was past Passwaters for second at the mid point of the race with Brandon Dennis running in fourth and Cody Belote in fifth. The one and only yellow in the race was out on lap seven for debris. White would make no mistakes as he powered away in the Northeast Heating & Air/Lightning for his sixth win of the season. Dennis got by McGinley on the final lap to take second with McGinley finishing in third. Fourth went to Passwaters and Kevin McKinney rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by White.
C.J. Schirmer takes Southern Delaware Vintage Car Main
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The 10-lap Southern Delaware Vintage Car feature had three members of the Schirmer family in competition. It was C.J. Schirmer leading wire to wire to post his second win of the year. Carl Schirmer took second from Rob Schirmer who slowed on lap two. Sportsman driver, Gary Scott held on to third. C.J. would lap all but the second and third place cars to take the win. Carl Schirmer finished in second with Gary Scott third and being credited as first sportsman. Fourth went to Dave Schamp and James LaPlant rounded out the top five.
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Ricky Payne gets first Super Pro win at U.S. 13 Dragway By Charlie Brown
When Ricky Payne of Salisbury took over the driving chores of Alan Bradford’s dragster about a month ago no one would have guessed that his learning curve would have been so quick. Payne defeated Don Teague of Newark to record his first win of 2009 last Friday night at U.S. 13 Dragway. Glenn Groton of Salisbury took his ’78 Camaro to the win in Pro and D.J. Lockwood of Berlin. rode to the win in Pro Bike. Other winners on the day were: Holly Passwaters of Bridgeville in Street; Tony Maddox of Salisbury in Import; Evan Melson of Bishopville, Md. in Bike Trophy; Ryan Jackson of Newark, Md. in Jr. Dragster 1 and Shelby Bireley of Salisbury in Jr. Dragster 2. Payne faced Teague in the Super Pro final. Payne was on his dial and took the win with a 7.887/168.35 on a 7.88 dial-in. Teague was too quick and broke out with an 8.772/153.79 on an 8.80 dial. Semi-finalists were point leader Danny Bastianelli of Georgetown and Mike Larkin of Salisbury. The Pro final matched Groton and the always tough Jesse Truitt of Parsonsburg Groton took the hole shot win with an 11.967/108.08 on an 11.95 dial. Truitt ran a 9.471/139.40 on a 9.47 dial. Semi-finalist was Donald Jones of Glen Burnie, Md. Lockwood rode up against James Farmer of Felton in the Pro Bike final. It was a heads up run as both riders dialed 9.12. Lockwood was a little quicker at the start and took the win with a 9.123/148.36. Farmer was off his dial just a bit with a 9.151/140.47. Semi-finalists were Jack Moore of Dover and Rob Webber of Salisbury. Passwaters took her second win of the season in Street defeating Chelsea Williams of Seaford. Williams had a red light foul and Passwaters ran an 18.354/75.79 on an 18.15 dial. Tony Maddox had the better start in Import to defeat Jake Mash of Bridgeville. Maddox ran a 15.989/87.91 on an 15.80 dial. Mash had a 17.675/75.75 on a 17.91 dial. Evan Melson had the better reaction and defeated James Jenkins of Blades in the Bike Trophy. Melson ran a 9.921/124.13 on a 9.75 dial while Jenkins had a 10.832/130.22 on a 10.80 dial. Jackson was paired against Alexis Truitt of Parsonsburg in the Jr. Dragster 1 final. Truitt left too early and fouled and Jackson got the win and was on his dial with an 8.944/71.68 on an 8.94 dial. It was a sister act in Jr. Dragster 2 with Shelby Bireley facing her older sister Rebecca Bireley. Rebecca had a red light foul and Shelby got the bragging rights with a 7.882/82.35 on a 7.90 dial.
Jamie Mills takes ‘Wings and Things’ win in Delaware Modifieds By Charlie Brown
Defending point champion, Jamie Mills bolted on some sideboards and cruised to the NAPA Big Block Modified win in Saturday night’s “Wings and Things” program at the Delaware International Speedway. Mills took the lead on lap four of the race and turned laps in the low 18 second range to dominate the event. Craig Ott led the first lap before the yellow was out for both Bobby Watkins and Dana Walker. Ott held the lead on the restart but it was Norman Short, coming from fifth and taking the lead for lap three. Short’s lead only lasted for a lap as Mills came flat-footing it to the front from his 10th stating spot for lap four. H.J. Bunting recovered from a near tangle on the first lap to come charging by both Jordan Watson and Short for second on lap seven. At the halfway sign the top five were Mills, Bunting, Jordan Watson, Matt Jester and Short. The final yellow was out on lap 16 for Ott. Under the yellow Watson headed to the pits with the car smoking badly. On the restart, Bunting continued to chase Mills while Jester and Short swapped third. Mills was able to open a comfortable lead to post the victory in the I.G. Burton Chevrolet/Bicknell. “I haven’t finished a race in the last three weeks so it’s real good to be here,” said Mills. Bunting finished a solid second with Jester taking third. Fourth went to Short and Scott VanGorder rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Jester and Mills. Fast lap time was set by Mills in the heat with an 18.361.
Trice has wrong shocks, White gets AC Delco win By Charlie Brown
It was the first time ever for the AC Delco Modifieds running side boards and wings. Westley Smith held the early lead and Kyle Fuller chased in second until Brad Trice took the spot for lap four. Smith and Trice made contact in the second turn on lap six with Smith spinning and Michael White making light contact but continuing even though he had a flat left front tire. Trice was now the leader and at the halfway sign was followed by White, Tim Trimble, Fuller and Matt Hawkins in the top five. Trice was able to pull away from the field while White worked to hold off the hard charging Trimble for second. Trice took the checkered but his shock absorbers did not pass the post race inspection and White, in his J&M Roofing/Teo was credited with the win. Trimble finished in second with Fuller third. Fourth went to Herman Powell and Hawkins rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Trice.
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Post 6 shortstop Zack Reynolds fields a fly ball as the Dover Post 2 runner watches in last Tuesday’s American Legion baseball game played in Seaford. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Staci Warrington takes second career win in Delaware Late Models By Charlie Brown
Eighteen year-old Staci Warrington shook off some early season bad luck by winning the 20-lap Super Late Model “Wings & Things” feature last Saturday night at the Delaware International Speedway. Warrington had Plexiglas sideboard from nose to tail on her Warrington Construction Rocket which produced lap times in the low 17 second range. The yellow was out before the first lap was complete as Ray Davis, Jr. and Richard Jarvis, Jr. tangle coming off the second turn. Warrington moved by pole sitter Barry Beauchamp on the restart and would never look back and the race would go caution free for the rest of the distance. Warrington quickly shot away as Donald Lingo, Jr. working to take second from Beauchamp. Lingo got by Beauchamp for lap two but Warrington had already built about a 2.5 seconds lead. By the halfway sign, Lingo was closing in on Warrington with Jarvis climbing back to third. Hal Browning ran in the fourth spot and Ray Davis, Jr. was back in fifth. Lingo’s car started to get loose coming off the turns as Warrington remained flawless out front. Davis got by Browning for fourth but Browning regained the spot two laps later. With four laps to go Kerry King got by Davis to move into the top five. Warrington continued to turn in a flawless drive and she posted her first win of the season and the second win of her career. Lingo finished in the second spot with Jarvis third. Fourth went to Browning and King rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Davis and Warrington. Lingo turned fast lap of the night with a 17.404 at 103.425 miles per hour.
Hitchens fails post race tech, Walls gets Crate Model win By Charlie Brown
The caution was out before the first lap was in the books for the 15-lap Crate Model feature when Clint Chalabala and Kelly Putz crashed hard into the inside wall on the back straight. Chalabala was shaken but not injured. Matt Hill led the first lap but spun in the second turn to bring out the yellow. Ryan Walls was the new leader with Chris Hitchens running a close second. Four more cautions in the first half of the race would keep the field tightly bunched. At the halfway point the top five were Walls, Hitchens, Tyler Reed, Amanda Whaley and Justin Breeding. The second half of the race was caution free. Hitchens kept the pressure on Walls who lost his power steering with three to go. Hitchens made a smooth pass on the bottom side of turn two to take the lead with one to go. Mike Wilson made a late race charge and got by Whaley for third. Hitchens took the checkered flag but the post race inspection found that a wire had come off on his two stage ignition resulting in his disqualification. Walls, in his R&J Poultry/Warrior, would get the win. Wilson finished in second with Whaley posting a personal best in third. Fourth went to Skip Syester (also a personal best) and Darin Henderson recovered from an early race spin to finish in fifth. Fourteen-year-old Amanda Whaley set fast time in qualifying.
MORNING STAR • JULY 9 - 15, 2009
A view from the cheap seats By Mike McClure, Star Sports Editor
Nine-year-old Sydney Beard of SGCC “flies” to the finish to bring in a first place win in the 10U girls 25 meter butterfly against Shawnee of Milford with a time of 26.37.
Seaford Golf and Country Club swim meet results
The following are the SGCC Gators’ first and second place finishes from last Monday’s meet: Girls’ 6U 100 Yard Free Relay- 1. SGCC (Abigail Krams, Ellie Chaffinch, Kylie Mitchell, Elizabeth Krams), 2:57.97; girls’ 7-8 100 yard free relay- 1. SGCC (Claudia Carey, Hailey Merritt, Grace Chaffinch, Jenna Beard), 1:34.57; girls’ 9-10 100 yard free relay- 1. SGCC (Sambina Anthony, Hannah Merritt, Hannah Henderson, Sydney Beard), 1:39.06; boys’ 9-10 100 yard free relay- 2. SGCC (Christopher Smith, Chase Wells, Alvaro Buenano, Dominic Anthony), 1:53.47; girls’ 11-12 100 yard free relay- 1. SGCC (Erika Smith, Ariella Anthony, Alex Kimpton, Gabrielle Alicea), 2:37.58; girls’ 13-14 100 yard free relay- 1. SGCC (Abby Genshaw, Abby Adams, Allison Bagshaw, Madeline Morris), 2:00.09; girls’ 7-8 25 yard fly- 1. Claudia Carey, 29.29, 2. Jenna Beard, 31.42; boys’ 25 yard fly- 1. Dominic Anthony, 39.38; girls’ 9-10 25 yard fly- 1. Sydney Beard, 26.37; boys’ 9-10 25 yard fly- 2. Christopher Smith, 26.22; girls’ 11-12 50 yard fly- 1. Erika Smith, 44.46, 2. Ariella Anthony, 49.79; boys’ 15-18 50 yard fly- 1. Spencer Noel, 33.44; girls’ 6U 25 yard back- 1. Abigail Krams, 34.47, 2. Victoria Carey, 36.84; boys’ 6U 25 yard back- 2. Reid Everton, 47.58; girls’ 7-8 25 yard back- 1. Hannah Merritt, 27.44, 2. Jenna Beard, 29.65; boys’ 7-8 25 yard back- 1. Sebastain Buenano, 28.19; girls’ 9-10 25 yard back- Sambina Anthony, 25.87; girls’ 11-12 50 yard back- 1. Gabrielle Alicea, 44.94, 2. Hailey Parks, 45.19; girls’ 1314 50 yard back- 1. Abby Genshaw, 51.82; girls’ 15-18 50 yard back- 1. Alexis Carey, 43.09; boys’ 15-18 50 yard back- Zachary Parks, 39.84; girls’ 6U 25 yard breast- 1. Victoria Carey, 39.97, 2. Abigail Krams, 46.36; boys’ 6U 25 yard breast- 2. Kaleb Price, 47.38; girls’ 7-8 25 yard breast- 2. Claudia Carey, 31.72; girls’ 9-10 25 yard breast- 2. Sambina Anthony, 28.82; girls’ 11-12 50 yard breast- 1. Ariella Anthony, 52.31, 2. Gabrielle Alicea, 54.43; girls’ 13-14 50 yard breast- 2. Abby Genshaw, 56.69; boys’ 15-18 50 yard breast- 1. Spencer Noel, 37.03; girls’ 6U 25 yard free- 1. Victoria Carey, 32.07, 2. Abigail Krams, 33.78; boys’ 6U 25 yard free- 2. Kaleb Price, 39.72; girls’ 7-8 25 yard free- 1. Claudia Carey, 21.00, 2. Jenna Beard, 22.06; boys’ 7-8 25 yard free- 1. Sebastian Buenano, 23.22; girls’ 9-10 25 yard free- 1. Sebastian Buenano, 23.22; girls’ 9-10 25 yard free- 1. Sambina Anthony, 20.56, 2. Sydney Beard, 23.53; girls’ 11-12 50 yard free- 1. Erika Smith, 35.97; girls’ 15-18 50 yard free- 1. Alexis Carey, 35.03; boys’ 15-18 50 yard free- 1. Zachary Parks, 32.50; boys’ 9-10 100 yard IM- 2. Christopher Smith, 2:06.26; girls’ 11-12 100 yard IM- 1. Hailey Parks, 1:36.89, 2. Erika Smith, 1:37.71; girls’ 15-18 100 yard IM- 1. Alexis Carey, 1:30.81; boys’ 15-18 100 yard IM- 1. Spencer Noel, 1:17.75; girls’ 7-8 100 yard medley relay- 1. SGCC (Hailey Merritt, Grace Chaffinch, Claudia Carey, Jenna Beard), 2:01.67, 2. SGCC (Andrea Collins, Victoria Carey, Hannah Merritt, Abigail Krams), 2:27.09; boys’ 7-8 100 yard medley relay- 1. SGCC (Dylan Drace, Sebastian Buenano, Dominic Anthony, Owen Pogwist), 2:40.16; girls’ 9-10 100 yard medley relay- 2. SGCC (Sydney Beard, Sambina Anthony, Paige Butler, Hannah Henderson), 2:12.84; boys’ 9-10 100 yard medley relay- 1. SGCC (Chase Wells, Alvaro Buenano, Christopher Smith, Josh Bredbenner), 2:11.28; girls’ 11-12 200 yard medley relay- 1. SGCC (Hailey Parks, Gabrielle Alicia, Ariella Anthony, Erika Smith), 3:12.33; girls’ 13-14 200 yard medley relay- 2. SGCC (Kendall Butterworth, Madeline Morris, Alex Kimpton, Abby Genshaw), 3:37.88
Delaware South softball team wins Carpenter Cup Classic
The Delaware South softball team overcame a controversial 1-0 loss to Berks County (Pa.) last Monday to win the Carpenter Cup Classic. Delaware South topped SOL American/Continental (Pa.), 1-0 and defeated Berks, 3-2 in nine innings to force a final game. The southern Delaware team completed the three-game sweep with a 3-2 win over Berks in eight innings on Tuesday. Kristin Cooper earned the win in all three contests. In the championship, Kelsey Oliphant singled and scored a run, Asia Brittingham singled in a run, and Kelsey Doherty scored the winning run on an error. The team’s players are: Asia Brittingham, Whitney Brittingham, Aimee Bunting, Kayla Carrow, Kristin Cooper, Kelsey Doherty, Morgan Hobbs, Amber Mabrey, Chelsea Morris, Alexis Oliphant, Kelsey Oliphant, Logan Pavlik, Paige Powell, Heather Reed, Kaitlyn Sheetz, Kimberly Smith, and Stephanie Wheatley. The team was scheduled to be honored prior to the Phillies’ game on Tuesday.
A good start- The Little League all-star season started on a pretty strong note with Laurel once again winning the District 3 Minor League softball title with a victory over the solid team from Woodbridge. Nanticoke advanced to the championship game in Minor League baseball before being edged by Lewes. Both Nanticoke (baseball) and Woodbridge (softball) battled back in loser’s bracket play. The all-star tournaments resume this week in Delaware, while the Maryland District 8 tournaments kicked off last week. The Pat Knight tournaments also began last week. Thanks to the Laurel Minor League baseball and Major League baseball coaches for submitting scores from those games. Carpenter Cup- The Delaware South team, with players from throughout Sussex County took the Carpenter Cup Classic title last week. It was the second title for the team from the south in the tournament’s five-year history. I had a chance to cover that first title in Philadelphia. Unfortunately (or fortunately) I was unavailable to make the road trip this year, but congratulations to the team and our local players who were team members. Wrigley Field- Well, I took advantage of a break in the action in the District III tournaments to take a road trip. I know this will come as no shock to anyone who has read this column before, but I centered my trip around a few baseball games. I went through a few sports related towns on my way to Chicago including Morgantown, W.Va. (WVU), Columbus, Ohio (Columbus Clippers), and Valparaiso, Ind. (Valparaiso University).
I caught a couple games at Wrigley Field (one night and one day) and saw Derek Lee drive in seven runs in one game with a pair of home runs. The stadium was everything it is made out to be as was Chicago. Luckily I didn’t have to try to find a parking spot in Wrigley’s residential neighborhood, I just hopped on the subway and rode right up the ballpark. My third game was in Cleveland on July 4. Like the Cubs in both games I attended, the Indians picked up a win for the home crowd. Right before I hit the road for Cleveland I visited Sears Tower (shown above) but the sidewalk is about as close as I got to it, not a big fan of heights. Ballpark characters part 2- Last year I visited Cleveland and wrote about the hot dog man at the Indians’ home field (Progressive, formerly known as Jacobs). This time I got a little worried, but by the fifth inning I heard a familiar voice above the other vendors and the other ballpark noises. “Who wants a big old hot dog?” Poor guy, not one taker. Another character at Progressive Field is the guy who sits atop the bleachers in the outfield (just under the scoreboard) and beats on the drum the whole game as the “Tribe” fans clap along to spur on their team. Wrigley Field has a singing beer guy who sings random tunes as he pours beer. “Here is your cold beer, wait no beer, I need to see ID.”
Derrik Gibson stats with Lowell Spinners (through 7/7) The following are Seaford grad Derrik Gibson’s statistics with the Lowell Spinners of the New York Penn League: 17-57, .298, 13R, 6 2B, 2 3B, 6 RBIs, 14 BB, 7 SB
Delmar District 8 Little League all-star scoreboard Minor League baseball- Delmar 22, Princess Anne 2 (Tuesday)- Drew Owens picked up the win, Dylan Barlow had three hits including a double and six RBIs, Isaac Austin added three hits including a double and four RBIs, and Taylor Cox collected a pair of hits in the win.
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Delaware Tech-Owens to host summer camps in July
Young athletes can have fun and stay fit by participating in a variety of sports camps in July at Delaware Technical and Community College, Owens Campus. Children should wear appropriate clothing to the camps which are held Monday-Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., unless stated differently. Tennis camps will be held every Monday in July. Baseball fans ages 7-12 can concentrate on fundamentals and drills, learn the basic mechanics of pitching, hitting, base running, and sliding tips beginning July 13; camp is held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children ages 7-12 also can participate in a camp focusing on the principles of pitching beginning July 20. Boys and girls ages 7-10 and 11-14 will be taught basketball skills including defensive play, rebounding, passing, shooting, dribbling and movement in a week-long camp beginning on July 13 for girls ages 11-14, July 20 for boys ages 7-10 and July 27 for girls ages 7-10. Intermediate and advanced soccer players, ages 7-12, will refine their skills and tactical applications as well as practice dribbling, faking, feigning, passing, shooting, and driving in camps the week of July 20. Beginning July 13, students ages 7-12 will explore the basics of arm movement, voice and crowd control as well as learn new cheers, chants, cheerleading techniques, cartwheels, flips and jumps in cheerleading. Football players can improve their skills and increase their knowledge in camps the week of July 20 and 27. Camp will focus on stance, starts, passing formations, huddles and the fundamentals of snapping and punting. Tae kwon do and tennis also will be offered in August. Children ages 7-18 will learn the fundamentals of tennis in week-long camps at The Plantations in Lewes from 9 a.m. to noon. In tae kwon do, children ages 7-12 can get a physical, mental and spiritual workout. Scholarships and sibling discounts are available for camps. To find out more information or to sign up, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.
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Owen Pogwist takes a big breath to swim the 25 yard boys’ six and under breaststroke at the Seaford Golf and Country Club’s swim meet against Shawnee Country Club. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Seaford Recreation Department is holding Fall signups The Seaford Recreation Department is holding signups for the following Fall sports programs: NFL Flag Football- The cost is $30 for this co-ed league which open to ages 6-8 and 9-11. Sign up now through August. Games start in September and will be played on Sunday afternoons. Tackle Football- The cost is $40 and the league is open to children ages 7-10 and 11-13. Sign up now through August. Physicals and practice will take place in September and games will start in October (on Saturday mornings). Girls Cheerleading- The cost of registration is $40 which includes a uniform to keep. This program is open to children ages 7-10 and 11-14. Cheerleaders will cheer during the tackle football games on Saturdays. Girls Field Hockey- The cost for this program, open to ages 8-12, is $25. This instructional league will start Sept. 12 and will take place on Saturdays from 9-10 a.m. The league will compete in at least one play day.
NYSA Fall soccer signups to take place this Thursday The Nanticoke Youth Soccer Association (NYSA) will hold its 2009 Fall soccer signups on Thursday and Monday, July 13. All signups will take place from 5-7 p.m. The cost is $40 for the first child, $20 for the second, and $10 for each additional child. Signups will be at the NYSA shed. The season will start Sept. 12. For more information, call the NYSA hotline at 629-3530.
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Alexis Carey shows her strength in the girls’ 15-18 year old 100 yard individual medley where she finished first in last Monday’s Seaford Golf and Country Club swim meet. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council to hold soccer camp
The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council will be sponsoring a soccer camp every Tuesday and Thursday starting Thursday, July 16. The camp will run every Tuesday and Thursday until Aug. 13. The clinic will be held at Redden State Forest Redden Road in Georgetown. All girls in grades 4-12 are welcome to attend from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Please wear plain tee shirts, shorts and tennis shoes and bring your own balls and gear if you have them. The cost is $10 per girl. Financial assistance is available. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register for this event. For more details or to register for the Soccer Camp please call Cindy Lindenlauf at 1-800-374-9811 extension 25 or e-mail email@example.com. Please send your registration by July 10 as we have to have a minimum of 20 participants. Payment may be mailed to Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council, Attention Cindy Lindenlauf, 911 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.
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Rene Arnett, left, received the Spicy Chai Tee Prize for lowest net in the Seaford Golf and Country Club Mad Hatter’s Tee Party Tournament which was held June 25. Charlotte Samans took the Oolong Tee Prize (closest to pin), the Green Tee Prize (fewest putts) and the Sweet Tee Prize (lowest gross).
SGCC Nine Holers enjoy ‘Mad Hatter’s Tee Party’ Tournament Straight out of Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter’s assistants Linda Hollis and Mary Ellen Taylor created a fun filled tournament on June 25. Along with a day of golf, the participants won prizes for answering trivia questions about tea, chipping balls into a tea cup, singing “I’m a Little Tea Pot”, and putting once with croquette mallets. The following prizes were won: Oolong Tee Prize (closest to pin on #7): Charlotte Samans; Green Tee Prize (fewest putts): Samans; Sweet Tee Prize (lowest gross): Samans; and Spicy Chai Tee Prize (lowest net): Rene Arnett. The creative SGCC staff prepared a luncheon to fit the tea party theme. The menu featured an assortment of tea sandwiches, fruit, pasta salad, cookies, brownies, and strawberries dipped in chocolate. The SGCC Nine Holers are looking forward to their next tournament, “Pretty in Pink”.
McKenzie Travis Educational Foundation announces 2009 scholarship winners The McKenzie Travis Educational Foundation recently announced the 2009 winners of the McKenzie Travis College Softball Scholarship Fund. The McKenzie Travis Scholarship Fund, established by John and Jody Travis in the memory of their daughter McKenzie who was killed in a car accident in 2006, provides financial assistance to college and college–bound female softball players throughout the nation. The 2009 scholarship winners who have a Delaware connection are: Skye Boris (Caesar Rodney HS) Nikki Gayle (Caravel Academy), Emily Jump (Polytech HS) Allison Justice (Delaware Storm Travel Team), Melissa Miller (Concord HS), Kristina Wolfrom (Delaware Storm Travel Team), Amy Nepi (St. Elizabeth HS and Bethany Pavlik (Sussex Tech HS). Since its inception in 2006, when five scholarships were awarded, the METF has been able to increase annually the assistance it offers female athletes. This year’s fund was able to award 12 athletes $2,500 each in financial assistance. In addition to being a member of a high school or college level softball team, scholarship eligibility requirements include a minimum cumulative 2.5
G.P.A., participation in the Delaware Invitational Tournament, and exceptional community/volunteer service. A non-biased committee aids in the selection of the scholarship recipients and the ideal candidates are well-rounded, charismatic and compassionate. A complete list of eligibility requirements and an application for the scholarship are available at www.mckenzietraviseducationalfoundation.com, From the age of two as a benchwarmer for her sisters’ (Jessica and Dana) teams, McKenzie Travis was involved in softball in some capacity or another. Over a ten-year span, she played recreationally for Midway and Holy Angel’s CYO Teams, competitively for Midway Orange Crush and Delaware Orange Crush and was a four-year varsity starter for Newark High School. John Travis has been involved with women’s fast-pitch softball in Delaware for more than 20 years, both as a coach and as Director of the Delaware Invitational Tournament. The DIT is held each year in July and serves as a showcase for collegebound female high school softball players throughout the East Coast. H E R I T A G E SHORES GOLFThe Heritage Shores Ladies’’ 18 Hole Golf Association played ‘Blind Date’ on July 1. Players found out who their partners were at the end of the round. The First place team was Dottie VanHelmond (left) and Cythia McDevitt (right) and Anne Kellagher (center) and Cynthia McDevitt placed second.
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Owens Campus accepting nominations Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus seeks nominations for the 2009 Arts & Humanities Award. Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 21. The winner will be announced Aug. 31, with the award presented at a November event showcasing the recipient’s talent. This award is presented annually to honor an individual, business or organization for outstanding accomplishments in artistic or humanitarian endeavors that have positively impacted our greater community. Nominations are open to the public. Recipients are selected by members of the Owens Campus Development Council and the Alumni Association. The criteria for nomination are: the nominee’s artistic or humanitarian contributions must impact the college’s geographic area of influence; the
contributions may be in either a personal or professional capacity; the nominee must be active in the nominated capacity for at least three years and may not be engaged in an active political campaign for elected office; preference may be given to the timeliness of achievements (current achievements preferred); and the award may be granted posthumously but not in absentia. Nominations may be obtained by contacting Alison Buckley at 302-855-1607. Completed forms must be submitted by Aug. 21 via several options: mail — Arts & Humanities Award, c/o Alison Buckley, Delaware Tech Owens Campus, P.O. Box 660, Georgetown, DE 19947; fax 302-855-5982; or e-mail answers to the nomination form questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org; or in person to the Delaware Tech office in the Carter Partnership Center.
DOC holds graduation
On June 19, the Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) held graduation for 31 cadets who recently completed Correctional Employee Initial Training (CEIT). The graduating class was comprised of 24 correctional officers, four correctional officer food Twilley Turner service specialists, two correctional officer maintenance specialists and one corrections counselor. Cadets took the oath of office and received their assignments before family, friends and DOC officials. Graduates completed nine weeks of training, including hands-on and classroom sessions. Shockley Rains The following area students graduated: Dale Rains, Greenwood, assigned to Sussex Boot Camp as a correctional officer; John Shockley, Bridgeville, James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC), correctional officer; Timothy Turner, Laurel, JTVCC, correctional officer; Randy Twilley, Laurel, JTVCC, correctional officer.
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Samsung Scholarship awarded
Sierra Spicer, a senior at Laurel High School, recently attended the Delaware American Regional Auxiliary Girls State Program, held at Wesley College. At the concluding banquet, she was awarded the Samsung American Legion Scholarship of $1,000; and was named a national finalist, competing for a $20,000 scholarship. The presentation was made by Beverly Buchanan of Seaford, who served as the Girls State Coordinator. Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program is an award given to students who not only thrive in the classroom but outside as well through volunteer and community involvement. Recipients of the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program are typically committed and hard-working students. Considering these factors, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program application process is competitive and the title prestigious. In order to be considered for the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program, students must fill out an application. Also, students applying for the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program may be required to write an essay, interview, or provide letters of recommendation. By enforcing such rigorous process, the qualifications of the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program recipient are superb. Recipients of the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program can
Tull named to Dean’s List
Katelin Tull has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Townson University in Towson, Md. Tull has also been accepted into the occupational therapy program where she will begin studies in the fall. She is the daughter of Karen and Michael Tull of Seaford.
Patricia Hastings of Laurel recently presented “The Tragicomedy of Calisto & Melibea-Renaissance Intuition, Medieval Soul: A Literary Discussion” at the eighth annual Salisbury University Student Research Conference. The Tragicomedy of Calisto and Melibea, written by Fernando de Rojas at the end of 15th century Spain, is considered to be a classic piece of Castilian literature, exemplifying the social transitions taking place in Spain as it entered the Renaissance. Hastings explained that although this tragicomedy does reach out towards the Renaissance, its medieval origins are strongly reflected in the preoccupation with magic and witchcraft and the deaths of nearly every character who acted in discord with traditional Christian doctrine.
Students named to Dean’s List Beverly Buchanan presents Sierra Spicer with Samsung American Legion Scholarship
use the scholarship at either public or private institutions. Whether the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program is used for purposes of paying tuition or room and board is entirely up to the recipient. Because of this flexibility, the student determines where the funds would be best utilized from the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program. Sierra Spicer is the daughter of Brad and Joy Spicer of Laurel
Matriccino named to Dean’s List
Alyssa Ann Matriccino has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Townson University in Towson, Md. Matriccino has also been accepted into the speech language pathology and audiology program where she will begin studies in the fall. She is the daughter of Mary Ann Toth and Joseph Matriccino of Seaford.
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The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Virginia Tech: Autumn Visconti of Laurel, Daniel Flagg of Seaford and Kyle Johnston of Seaford. Visconti is a senior majoring in landscape architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies; Flagg is a sophomore majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering;
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In contrast to this time last year, motorists who hit the road for the Independence Day weekend were greeted by a continued decline in prices at the pump. For 11 consecutive days, gas prices have decreased, bringing motorists’ wallets much-needed relief. The average U.S. retail price for regular grade gasoline dropped to $2.63 a gallon on Friday, down 3 cents from a week ago, but still $1.48 below the record price of $4.114 set last July. Crude oil pricing After peaking at $73.38 on Tuesday, June 30, in intraday trading, crude oil fell below the $70 mark to settle at $66.73 at the close of trading Thursday (the NYMEX floor was closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday). The price of crude oil on Monday and Tuesday of this week was $64. A bigger than expected rise in U.S. gasoline stockpiles pushed oil markets
and Johnston is a senior majoring in horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Jefferson School makes donation
Bidders at the 4th Annual Cause 4 Paws auction can invest in something that will directly brighten their children’s future: two $4,000 certificates for The Jefferson School. The Monticello Scholarship works as credit toward full-day tuition for the 2009/2010 school year. It is applicable for students in grades 1st through 8th who are not currently enrolled. This is the second year that The Jefferson School has donated certificates to benefit Save Haven Animal Sanctuary of Sussex County. Proceeds from the benefit will help build an environmentally friendly no-kill shelter just outside of Georgetown. The auction will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Tickets, which cost $30 in advance and $35 at the door, may be purchased online at www.safehavensanctuary.com. The Jefferson School, founded in 1992, is an independent forward-thinking school in Georgetown, for children ages 3-14. For more information about the school, call 302-856-3300 or visit www. jeffersonschoool.com. down later in the week. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported U.S. crude oil stocks fell 3.7 million barrels to 350.2 million barrels, against a forecast for a downturn of 2.0 million barrels. Gasoline stockpiles U.S. gasoline stockpiles rose 2.3 million barrels to 211.1 million barrels, above the forecast for a 1.9 million barrel increase. The EIA also reported U.S. gasoline demand fell 5.8% in June, compared to year-ago levels. The decline in demand supports the notion that 2009 demand is flat to 2008 levels. In other industry reports, the American Petroleum Institute (API) reported domestic crude stocks fell 6.8 million barrels to 349.7 million barrels and gasoline stocks rose 209,000 barrels. Local pricing On Tuesday one station in Seaford was selling regular gasoline for $2.439 a gallon, down one cent from a week ago.
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Enjoy these three tasty dishes featuring cherries Sitting down to munch on a bowl of roses might not sound too oretta norr appealing but when the rose variety is the cherry, the complexion changes quite a bit and with more than 900 varieties, cherries do indeed come in many colors, flavors and degrees of sweetness. Bing cherries, the ones we most often see in supermarkets are dark red; Ranier cherries are yellow with a pink blush and can be found locally at some produce stands. Cherries Jubilee Some later varieties are dark 4 servings black. Morellos are sour and good for • 1 pint vanilla ice cream baking and making jam. • 1 pound fresh, ripe sweet cherries, All varieties can be found in dried such as Bing form for baking and cooking in sauces. • 1/2 cup sugar Nutritionally, cherries pack a wallop. • 1 lemon With only 85 calories in one cup, cherries • 1/3 cup golden rum also have lots of fiber and vitamin C and Evenly scoop the ice cream into 4 are also high in anti-oxidants that fight dishes or decorative glasses and put in the inflammation. freezer until ready to serve (this can be When shopping, look for cherries that done up to 4 hours ahead). have a bright color with no wrinkles. Wash and pit the cherries. Put the Store them in the fridge and wash just cherries and sugar in a large skillet. Peel before using. 2 strips of zest from the lemon in wide They should keep about a week. strips with a peeler and add to the cherTry the classic and yummy Cherries ries. Squeeze the juice of half the lemon Jubilee or take a chance on one of the over the top. Stir to combine evenly. Covmore unusual recipe uses for this rosy er and cook the cherries over mediumfruit. low heat until the sugar dissolves, about 4
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minutes. Uncover and cook over mediumhigh until cherries get juicy, about 5 minutes more. To flambé the rum: If cooking over a gas flame, pull the pan off the heat and add the rum. Ignite the alcohol with a long match or one held with tongs. Swirl the pan slightly until the flames subside, about 30 seconds. If cooking over an electric stove, put the rum in a small sauce pan. Warm it over medium-low heat and carefully light it with a long match or one held with tongs. Pour the lit rum over the cherries, and swirl the pan lightly until the flames subside, about 30 seconds. Ladle the cherries and their juices over prepared ice cream scoops. Serve immediately. Recipe Courtesy of Food Network Pork Medallions with Cherry Sauce 4 servings • 1 1/4 pounds pork tenderloin, sliced into 1/2-inch thick medallions • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided • 1/4 teaspoon pepper • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar • 1/4 cup dried tart cherries Season the pork medallions with 1/4
teaspoon of salt and pepper. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over a medium-high heat and cook the meat until there is just a slight blush in the center about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the meat to a plate and tent with foil. Add the remaining teaspoon of oil and the shallots to the pan and sauté until they begin to soften, about 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt and the cherries and cook until the liquid is reduced by half, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour the sauce over the pork medallions and serve. Ellie Krieger for Food Network Peaches with Balsamic Cherries Serves 4 • 1/2 pound cherries, halved and pitted • 2 tablespoons sugar, plus more to taste • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar • 1 pound peaches, sliced In a small saucepan, stir together the cherries, sugar and balsamic vinegar, and place over a medium heat. Bring to a boil and continue to cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a medium bowl toss the warm cherries and syrup with the sliced peaches, add more sugar to taste and serve. Ellie Krieger for Food Network
Master Gardeners Open House will be held Saturday, July 18
Sussex County Master Gardeners invite you to their Open House on Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sussex County Extension Office in Georgetown. Admission is free and visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to the event to support the Delaware Does More Program - growing food & funds for neighbors in need.
A Day in The Garden Highlights • Accessible Gardening - Tour our gardens to get ideas for quick & easy ways to make gardening enjoyable for all. See tools & gardening aids, raised beds, containers and much more. Receive tips from a visiting physical therapist for staying fit and working in the garden at any age. • Children’s Garden - New for 2009 is our Peter Rabbit’s garden. Bring your camera for great photo opportunities. Come enjoy all our children’s activities – from learning about insects, to potting your own plant and more. • New to Vegetable Gardening? Learn from years of Master Gardener experience and tour our vegetable garden. Learn about the Plant A Row Program to help those in need enjoy fresh produce. • Rain barrels are great ways to catch rainwater for use in the garden… Learn how to make your own. • Love Trains? Love Gardening?
Enjoy watching our train in the garden. Learn how to add interest and greater enjoyment with both hobbies. • Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. Visit our native plant, herb, shade, bog, annual, perennial, pond, butterfly and children’s gardens. Get ideas for gardening with limited space using raised beds and containers. What varieties grow well in Sussex County? Tour our azalea, hydrangea and annual trial gardens to find out. • Have a plant problem? Bring it to our Plant Clinic for identification and recommendations. • Hypertufa Raffle – Five Hypertufa pots will be raffled at the open house! Tickets may be purchased the day of the event at the Registration Table. All proceeds benefit educational outreach programs sponsored by Sussex County Master Gardeners. Bring a bag lunch and eat in our shaded picnic grove. For more information, contact Tracy Wootten at 302-856-2585, ext. 538, or Karen Adams at ext. 540. The Sussex County Extension Office is located at 16483 County Seat Highway, Route 9, west of Georgetown. Look for the Blue & Gold Tent in the Sussex County Demonstration Garden immediately behind the office building.
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Entertainment Theatre camp at Delaware Tech
A new theatre camp taught by a professional teaching artist will be offered Tuesday, July 14 through Thursday, July 16 at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. The theatre camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; it is designed to inspire creativity, confidence and a sense of community through the exploration and practice of theatre skills. The camp instructor, Darlene Cole, is a professional teaching artist; she has worked with groups such as the Moscow State Ballet, Theatre Works NYC, Hawaii Opera Theatre and Barbizon. Cole will lead students through engaging, interactive sessions in which they will explore improvisation, pantomime, dance, costumes and stage performances. Scholarships and sibling discounts are available. To find out more information or to sign up, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 302854-6966.
Summer Poker Classic
The Summer Poker Classic No Limit Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament returns to the Wicomico Youth & Civic
Center on Saturday, Aug. 22. Doors will open at 8 a.m. and the main event begins at 10 am. Proceeds from the one day tournament will benefit the Friends of Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism’s “Tomorrow Fund” which provides scholarships to families in need for county run afterschool child care, summer day camps and youth recreational programs. The game is No Limit Texas Hold’em and each buy-in includes $20,000 in tournament chips. The first place prize will be nearly $25,000 if all seats are sold. The buy-in for the Summer Poker Classic is $300. Register before 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 for $250. The buy-in is $275 until Aug. 21. Registration is open to participants 18 and older and is now being accepted at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office, open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Forms may also be downloaded online at www.easternshorepokerclassic.org and mailed to the Civic Center at 500 Glen Ave., Salisbury, MD 21804. Payment must accompany registration. For more information, call 410-5484911 or visit www.easternshorepokerclassic.org.
People Wintermoyer and Mitchell to be wed
Mary Wintermoyer and Aaron Mitchell
Hastings family welcomes baby
Megan Elyzabeth Hastings was born July 7, 2008 to Mark and Erin Hastings of Smyrna, Del. She was welcomed by brothers, Shaun and Matthew. Grandparents are Mike and Diane Conway of Newark, Del., and Eddie and Carol Hastings of Laurel. Great-grandmother Mary Bull of Seaford and a great-great-grandmother, Nora Ryan of Laurel.
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Holloway of Laurel, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Karen Wintermoyer. She is a graduate of Seaford High School and is currently employed with the U.S. Postal Service. Her fiancé is Aaron Matthew Mitchell, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mitchell of Laurel. He is a graduate of Epworth Christian School and Delaware Technical & Community College. He is currently employed through the Seaford Police Department. They have scheduled a destination wedding in Cancun, Mexico, scheduled for July 18, 2009. A reception is to follow the couple’s return from Cancun.
Boys & Girls Clubs compete for the title of the ‘Wackiest Chair’ Watch the world of art come to life for many of our young people as their home Boys & Girls Club competes for the title of “Ellen’s Wacky Chair Champion.” Young people from select Boys & Girls Clubs in Delaware and Maryland, along with local artists, will compete for a chance to have their “Wacky Chair” creation seen on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, while raising money to support local Boys & Girls Clubs and the Biggs Museum. “The Delaware State Fair is very excited to work with WMDT, the Boys & Girls Clubs, the Biggs Museum, and Tyndall’s Casual Furniture on this once in a lifetime opportunity. We hope that this project will open the world of art to the children and allow them to be as creative as they can when developing their artwork based on the theme ‘Be Great at the Delaware State Fair,’” said Danny Aguilar, assistant general manager and director of marketing. Members of the community are en-
couraged to vote for their favorite chair online beginning July 11. The first vote for their favorite chair will be free, each subsequent vote will cost $1 and all proceeds will go directly to the Boys & Girls Clubs and the Biggs Museum. One winner will be selected from all online votes and will receive two tickets to the Ellen DeGeneres Show including airfare and hotel accommodations. The chairs will also be on display at various locations throughout Delaware from July 10–20 and at the Delaware State Fair from July 23–Aug. 1 in the 4H & FFA Building before moving to the Biggs Museum in Dover for the month of August. At the end of August, a winning chair will be chosen. The winning chair will then be featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show this coming season.
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Foursome includes Greens Fee & Carts Tee Times required
including $ including $ cart cart Tee times required. You may only purchase 1 book at a time. Former members must be out of the club for 1 year to purchase a pass. Non-refundable.
Megan Elyzabeth Hastings
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LG. FAMILY PROVIDER has Preschool Openings for ages 1-up. Meals provided, POC accepted. Call 875-8013, ask for Dawn. 6/25/3t BABYSITTING, Reasonable Rates, M-F 9-5; Sat. anytime. Will come to your home, but will need a ride. 536-1057 (Seaford area), ask for Pam. 6/25/3t
SERVICES WANTED OCCASSIONAL DRIVER for local errands. Pls. lv msg, 3591998. 7/2
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2-MAN CROSS CUT SAW, orig. cond., $75. 841-9274. 6/25
OLD WOOD SIDING, 500 sq. ft., $475. 846-9788. 6/11
LAWN SERVICE: Custom mowing, will cut lg. or sm. yards, reasonable. Call Harry. 629-2198. 7/2/2t
1957 WHITEY FORD BB Card, in plastic cover, $50. 841-9274. 6/25
ANTIQUE WOOD & COAL Stoves, several; 2 Antique Wood cook stoves. Best offers. 337-8961. 6/18
WWII FOOT LOCKER, $50. 875-1862. 6/18
LOOKING FOR GOOD HOME - Adult male cat, very affectionate, can’t keep. 629-9849 6/18
‘99 STINGRAY 19ORS 3.0 Mercruiser 135 hp. Great river ski boat, includes many extra, $7800. Ask for Mark. (Seaford area), 302841-8230. 6/4
BEATLE ALBUMS for sale, 398-0309. 6/18
BLACK LAB, 5 yr. old, all shots & spayed. Free to good home. 629-8568. 6/18
Resumes are now being considered for a Pastoral position in a small independent country church in Sussex County. Please send resumes to: PO Box 117 Milford, DE 19963
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Local Churches: Laurel Nazarene Church, 875-7873 July Extra Order Date: Sat., July 11, 9-11am Lifeway Church of God, 337-3044 Our Lady of Lourdes, 629-3591 Distribution Day: Sat. morning, July 25 For more info see: www. angelfoodministries.com
WANTED STORAGE SPACE for Classic Car. Must be weather tight. 629-4786. 7/2 SLIDING BOARD for swimming pool. 629-9809.
AUTOMOTIVE ‘53 CHEV. 2-DR. w/93k mi., going up for auction Sat., 6/27 at Reagan Watson Auctions in Milford, Del. Call 422-2392 for directions. 6/25 ‘92 88 OLDS, motor & trans good, good for parts, $800 neg. 875-9401. 6/25 ‘07 PT CRUISER, blue, AC, AT, 40k+ miles, (still has warranty). Selling for $11,500 (payoff value). 2451492 before 9 pm. 6/25
FOOTBALL CARDS - Tops & Stadium Club. Asking $500. I have 100’s of them in binders. I will deliver to buyer. Call for info, 6297996. 6/4
FOR SALE HARRINGTON FAIR Show Tickets: 4 reserve ticket seats, lower grand stand section. 5 for all shows. 875-9788. 7/9 CHIPPER/SHREDDER, Craftsman, 7.5 hp Briggs eng., used 2 seasons, exc. cond., $399. 628-0471. 7/9 TROY-BILT RIDER, 17.5/ 42” cut, in exc. cond., asking $750 OBO. 337-7872. 7/9 FLY FISHING ROD & Reel, Martin Reel, teal ultra-light 8’ rod. $40. 875-8677. 7/9 CARTER STARTER Pedal Steel Guitar, accessories & case. Brand new cond., $575 OBO. 337-7872. 7/9
LOST IN SPACE talking robot w/alien, $25. 6281880. 7/2 GE SIDE-BY-SIDE Refrig. Freezer, 3 yrs old, $300. 337-8924. 7/2 SEALY POSTUREPEDIC Adjustable, twin bed. Like brand new! $475, mattress & box incl. Cherry wood headboard, remote, video instructions. Call 536-7532 or cell 443-735-9783. 7/2 VOIT PRO RIDER, $30. Women’s summer clothing, sz. 18-20, top, long skirts, shoes, sz. 10. $2 ea. 6288215. 7/2 BENCH PRESS, $50 OBO. 337-7628. 7/2 STORM DOOR, 32 inch, white with glass and screen, exc. cond. $25. 629-0345. 7/2 KING BED, box springs, frame, Sterns & Foster, $250 (free bedding). Sofa, blue, new, $250 (free 3’x5’ rug to match). Chair, beige, hardly used, $100. TV, 27” & wicker stand, $70. Stiffel table lamp, $30. Will sell separately or package deal for $600. 941-726-5583 or 5584. 7/2
sor, $500. Post & Piling Peeler, $1500. 337-8961. HARMONY GUITAR w/ case, great shape, $85. 398-0309. 6/18 TABLE SAW, 10” Craftsman, with stand & cast iron top, asking $150. 337-3370 h; 258-4095 c. 6/18 SNAPPER 12.5HP, 33” HiVac riding mower with bagger, mulching blades, lights, very good cond., Asking $649 OBO. 337-3370 h; 258-4095 c. 6/18 JITTERBUG CELL Phone, 98% new in orig. box w/ access. & instruct. book. Paid $140, asking $60. 875-5086. 6/18 HAMMOND ORGAN, 2 keyboards, pedals & seat, $175 OBO. 875-2113. 6/18 GAZELLE POWER PLUS EXERCISE MACHINE, nearly new, $100. 8759401. 6/18 HANDMADE JEWELRY necklaces, earrings, bracelets, eye glass holders, lanyards for work id’s. also do minor repairs & re-string broken jewelry, reasonable. 629-7996. 6/18
WEDDING CAKE STEPS for above ground pool, w/ or w/o deck. Great cond., $150. 349-5443. 7/2
WINDOW AIR COND., 220 volt, 15,000 BTUs, Sears Kenmore, 25 1/2 x 18 3/4”, good cond., $125. 8469826. 6/11
SWISHER PUSH Trim-NMow, 6.5 HP, B&S engine. Like new, with all manuals. $225. 410-754-9564 6/25
HP PRINTER, DeskJet 840, exc. cond., plus unused tricolor cartridge, $40. 629-8765. 6/11
TORO MOWER, self-propelled, 6.5 hp, rear bag, key start, like new $300. 841-9274. 6/25
HP SCANJET 4470c Scanner & handbook, $10. Corningware French white 1 1/2 & 2 1/2 qt. round casseroles w/covers, & two 7-oz. ramekins, $20. 236-9075. 6/11
MOVIE DVDs. SciFi & horror, $2.50 ea. $65 for all 32. Books - mostly mystery & romance, $2 bag. 8753744. 6/25 TOOLS: Planer$175; Miter Saw $150; Jointer $200; Radial Saw $150; Band Saw $150. 745-5649. 6/25
AIR COND., 5200 BTU, like new, hardly used, $60. 8758677. 7/9
NORITAKE CHINA, 1 set, 12 pl. setting, Andorra Pattern. 50 pc. set Princess House Crystal. 875-2897. 6/18
MOBILE HOME WINDOWS, regular, good cond., all sizes, also screens. 6283878. 7/9
7.5” CRAFTSMAN MITER SAW, $25. Stihl Weed Wacker, prof. model, $100. 398-0309. 6/18
WROUGHT IRON PATIO SET, 10 pc. with covers, $1850 new; asking $500. Came fr. Scott’s Furniture. 629-4427. 7/2
SEV. 3-PHASE ELEC. MOTORS, best offers. New 15 hp Horz air comp., cost $4000, selling $2000. 20 hp High Volume Air Compres-
FUEL OIL TANK, 275 gal., used, $90 OBO. Mike, 2452278. 6/11 QUALITY FURNITURE, several pcs., incl. color T◊, long bureau w/2 mirrors & tall bureau, likenew. 8755749. 6/11 STONEWORKS CONESTOGA Fieldstone, 150 -160 sq ft., $800. Call 629-9208. 6/4 GIRL’S BICYCLE, 26”, in exc. cond. Come see at 6833 Robin Dr., Atlanta Estates. Asking $25. 6/4 GARDEN CART/WAGON, new, yellow, fold down sides, 1200 lb. cap., $65, 875-9431. 6/4
OVER 200 VHS MOVIES, $75. 628-1880. 6/4 DR SET for sale. 2 piece hutch & dining room tablemedium wood finish. $750. 337-3063. 6/4 COLOR TV’s, 25”, $35. 19”, $25. 628-1880. 6/4 WASHER & DRYERS FOR SALE, Repairs done also. 629-9809. 5/28/2t RECLINING MASSAGE CHAIR, black, $55. 6297920 or 443-783-0845. SWIIMING POOL MOTOR & Filter by Hayward, $300. 875-5517. 5/28 PRINTER, LASER COLOR, HP1500L, Works. $70 OBO. (Seaf./Laurel) 302-2221600 gingersotheremail@ yahoo.com. 5/28 STANLEY FRONT DOOR 6 Panels w/sidelights. Brand new. Paid $654.95. $300 Firm. 628-0312. 5/28 PRESTO PRESSURE CANNING COOKER, $25. 629-6719. 5/21 FLOWERING PERENNIALS, 15 diff. types avail., $1 ea. 628-8639. 5/21
ANIMALS, ETC. LIMOUSINE HEIFER approx. wt. 525 lbs $425, and Holstein steer approx. wt. 350 lbs. $210. 875-4952 7/2 PET DOOR 9X14, flap size, medium 7” x 11 1/4” $20. 629-0345. 7/2 WIRE HAIR TERRIOR & Chihuahua mix, 12 wk. old female. Lonely, needs good home, asking $75. 8750964 before 8 pm. 6/11 BIRD CAGE & FINCHES, $25. 629-7920 or 443-7830845. 5/28
MOBILE HOME FOR SALE ‘93 OAKWOOD MOBILE, 14X70 at Laurel Village, 3 BRs, 2 baths, nice lot, fenced yard, deck, shed. $13,000 neg. 875-5785.
Personal Items for Sale. No Vendors Please.
LEGALS PUBLIC HEARING
Commissioners of the Town of Bridgeville will hold a Public Hearing on July 13, 2009 to receive public comments and consider a zoning change request by Mr. Daniel Baldwin to remove +/-0.5101 acres of land from Residential Planned Community zoning, subdivide the land and re-zone R-1. The hearing will take place during the monthly Commission meeting which begins at 7:00 P.M. in the Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, Bridgeville, DE. Written comments will be received by the Commission no later than July 10, 2009. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE WILLIAM A. JEFFERSON PRESIDENT 7/9/1tc
Estate of Norman E. Layfield, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Name who departed this life on the 8th day of May, A.D. 2009 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Elizabeth Sullivan on the 24th day of June, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 8th day of January, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Elizabeth Sullivan 207 Hantwerker Dr. Delmar, DE 19940 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 7/9/3tc
Estate of Contance Joan Ingalls, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Constance Joan Ingalls who departed this life on the 10th day of June, A.D. 2009 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Joyce Aline Brock on the 30th day of June, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 10th day of February,
A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Joyce Aline Brock 13065 Nero Ln. Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 7/9/3tc
Estate of Herbert E. Stouffer, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Herbert E. Stouffer who departed this life on the 2nd day of May, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Sherry S. Chaillou, Herbert W. Stouffer on the 29th day of June, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 2nd day of January, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Sherry S. Chaillou 1492 Park Lane Pasadine, MD 21122 Herbert W. Stouffer 3304 Stonebrook Dr. Richardson, TX 75082 Attorney: Darrell J. Baker, Esq. 702 King Str., Ste 600 Wilmington, DE 19801 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 7/9/3tc
Estate of Paul M. Powell, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Paul M. Powell who departed this life on the 21st day of May, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Ann W. Nyce, Donald C. Powell on the 23rd day of June, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 21st day of January, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Ann W. Nyce 14331 Shiloh Way Laurel, DE 19956 Donald C. Powell 10512 Foxhunt Rd. Oak Hill, VA 22070 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 7/2/3tc
Estate of William D. Gardner, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of William D. Gardner who departed this life on the 29th day of May, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Junior D. Clayton on the 17th day of June, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administrator without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administrator on or before the 29th day of January, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator: Junior D. Clayton 408 Patriot St. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 7/2/3tc
Estate of Stephen P. Scherer, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Stephen P. Scherer who departed this life on the 12th day of June, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Michael S. Scherer, Stacey Dietz on the 18th day of June, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Administrators without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Administrators on or before the 12th day of February, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Administrators: Michael S. Scherer 309 Worthington Rd. Towson, MD 21286 Stacey Dietz 426 Five Farms Ln. Timonium, MD 21093 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 7/2/3tc
Estate of Charles M. Truitt, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Charles M. Truitt who departed this life on the 13th day of June, A.D. 2009 late of Delmar, DE were duly granted unto Peggy T. Morris, Penny J. Truitt on the 22nd day of June, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said
• JULY 9 - 15, 2009 deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Administratrices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Administratrices on or before the 13th day of February, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Administratrices: Peggy T. Morris 906 Jones Terrace Delmar, DE 19940 Penny J. Truitt 200 Hantwerker Dr. Delmar, DE 19940 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 7/2/3tc
Estate of Edward Collins, Jr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Edward Collins, Jr., who departed this life on the 3rd day of April, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Richard H. Worthy on the 11th day of June, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 3rd day of December, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Richard H. Worthy 26 Karlstad Road New Castle, DE 19720 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/25/3tc
Estate of Marvin L. Short, Sr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Marvin L. Short, Sr. who departed this life on the 6th day of December, A.D. 2008 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Clara Catherine Short on the 11th day of June, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 6th day of August, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Clara Catherine Short 27058 Dillards Road Seaford, DE 19973
PAGE 37 Attorney: David W. Baker P.O. Box 551 Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/25/3tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being located in the CITY OF SEAFORD, Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron pipe found on the Easterly right of way line of North Front Street, said point being located 231.68 feet to Third Street, at a corner for this lot and lands now or formerly of Anna Mae Buchert; thence with the Easterly right of way line of North Front Street North 09 degrees 31 minutes 47 seconds East 31.84 feet to an iron bolt found at a corner for this lot and lands now or formerly of Peggy J. Geradi; thence turning and running with lands now or formerly of Peggy J. Geradi South 80 degrees 58 minutes 05 seconds East 132.17 feet to an iron rod found at a corner for this lot, lands now or formerly of Peggy J. Geradi and in line of lands now or formerly of William Shockley, Heirs; thence turning and running with lands now or formerly of William Shockley, Heirs South 09 degrees 04 minutes 50 seconds West 32.23 feet to an iron pipe found at a corner for this lot, lands now or formerly of Anna Mae Buchert and in line of lands now or formerly of William Shockley, Heirs; thence turning and running with lands now or formerly of Anna Mae Buchert North 80 degrees 53 minutes 52 seconds West 132.45 feet to the point and place of beginning said to contain 4,239 square feet of land, be the same more or less, together with improvements, as shown on a survey prepared by MillerLewis, Inc., dated October 18, 2006. BEING the same lands and premises which Kevin L. Jefferson, by Deed dated October 19, 2007 and recorded in the Office of the
Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3512, Page 206, did grant and convey unto Antwaneshia Blake. Tax Parcel: 4-31-5.0077.00 Property Address: 319 Front St., Seaford, DE 19973 Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before August 17, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on August 21, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited.Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of ANTWANESHIA BLAKE and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 7/9/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situated, lying and being within the Corporate limits of the Town of Laurel, Delaware, See LEGALS—page 38
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bordering on the North side of Cooper Street, adjoining lands now or formerly of George W. Hastings, lot now or formerly of William F. Baker, and lands now or formerly of Charles E. Wootten and Lizzie E Wootten and contained within the following courses and distances, to wit BEGINNING on the North side of said Cooper Street and at the Southwest corner of Hastings lot, and run from thence with said Hastings lot North 22 ¼ degrees East l50 feet to the Northwest corner of said Hastings lot and to an alley between this said lot and lot of said Baker, thence with said Alley North 68° West 50 feet to a corner at the end of a division line between this lot and an adjoining lot now or formerly of Charles E. Wootten and Lizzie E. Wootten, thence for said Division line South 22 ¼ degrees and Vi degrees West 150 feet to the North side of Cooper Street aforesaid; then with the said thereof 50 feet a right line to the place of beginning, containing 7,500 square feet of land, more or less. BEING the same lands and premises which the Estate of Ernest L. Littleton and Christopher F. Littleton, by Deed dated December 6, 2007 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3546, Page 220, did grant and convey unto John M. Holter. Tax Parcel: 3-32-1.07202.00 Property Address: 545 E. 4th Street, Laurel, DE Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before August 17, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on August 21, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the respon-
MORNING STAR sibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JOHN M. HOLTER and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 7/9/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the City of Seaford, Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, designated as LOT NO.5 and the northerly half of LOT NO.7, SECTION NO.2, “WESTVIEW”, in accordance with a plan prepared by T.R Pepper, Surveyor, undated, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in Georgetown, Delaware, in Deed Book 322, Page 600; and being more particularly described in accordance with a recent survey prepared by Douglas L. Parker and Associates, May 27,2005, as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at the point of intersection of the northerly right of way line of Martin Street and the westerly right of way line of Elm Drive, said point being on the westerly right of way line of Elm Drive and 25 feet distant from the centerline thereof at 50 feet wide; thence by and with the said right of way line of Elm Drive, North 04 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East 330 feet, more or less, to an iron pipe found, a corner for these lands and the center line of Lot No.7; and being the point and place of beginning of the herein described lot; thence leaving the said right of way line of Elm Drive, and by and with the centerline of Lot No.7, South 89 degrees 29 minutes 31 seconds West 119.82 feet total to an iron pipe previously set, passing over an iron pipe found
at 118.79 feet, a corner for these land, the centerline of Lot No.7, and the centerline of Lot No.8; thence by and with Lot No.8, then Lot No.6, North 04 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East 90.40 feet to an iron pipe found, a corner for these lands, Lot No.6, Lot No.3 and Lot No.2; thence by and with the Lot No. 2, thence Lot No.1, North 89 degrees 42 minutes 23 seconds East 119.78 feet to an iron pipe found, a corner for these lands and Lot No.1, and being a point on line of the westerly right of way line of Elm Drive; thence by and with the westerly right of way line of Elm Drive, South 04 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West 89.95 feet to the iron pipe found, a corner for these lands and the centerline of Lot No.7, the point and place of beginning, be the contents thereof what they may. AND BEING the same lands and premises conveyed unto KATHERINE J. WIER by deed of Jan Parker Wier, dated June 20, 2005 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware in Deed Book 3164, Page 158. Tax Parcel: 5-31-12.08021 Property Address: 614 Elm Dr., Seaford, DE 19973 Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before August 17, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on August 21, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply
• JULY 9 - 15, 2009 with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of KATHERINE J. WIER and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 7/9/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain piece, parcel or tract of land, lying and being situate in the Town of Greenwood, Sussex County, Delaware known as Lot 71, The Cove, Phase I, as shown on a survey prepared by Land Tech, dated April 13,2006, bounded and described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron pipe located on the northerly right of way of Cove Court, said iron pipe being a comer for this lot and Lot 83; thence by and with the northerly right of way of Cove Court, North 72 degrees 16 minutes 24 seconds West, a distance of 49.99 feet to an iron pipe, being a point of curve to the right having a radius of25.00 feet, a central angle of 90 degrees 01 minute 20 seconds, and a chord bearing of North 27 degrees 15 minutes 44 seconds West, 35.36 feet; thence northwesterly along the arc distance of 39.28 feet to an iron pipe; thence by and with the easterly right of way of Duck Creek Lane, North 17 degrees 44 minutes 56 seconds East, a distance of 41.71 feet to an iron pipe, being the point of curve of a non tangent curve to the left, having a radius of 545.00 feet an having a chord bearing of North 14 degrees 59 minutes 55 seconds East, 51.88 feet; thence along the arc, through a central angle of 05 degrees 27 minutes 21 seconds, a distance of 51.90 feet to an iron pipe; thence by and with Lot 88, South 68 degrees 33 minutes 52 seconds East, a distance of 77.56 feet to an iron pipe; thence by and with Lot 83, South 17 degrees 44 minutes 56 seconds West, a distance of 113.51 feet to the point of beginning. AND BEING the same lands and premises which
John Robert Collins Trustee under Revocable Trust Agreement of John Robert Collins dated 1/3/200 and Peggy Joann M. Collins, Trustee under Revocable Trust Agreement of Peggy Joanne M. Collins dated 1/3/2000, by deed dated April 28, 2006 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware in Deed Record 3312, Page 109 did grant and convey unto SEAN E. COLEMAN, in fee. Tax Parcel: 5-30-10.0086.00 Property Address: 102 Duck Creek Ln., Greenwood, DE 19950 Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before August 17, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on August 21, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of SEAN E. COLEMAN and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 7/9/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Dela-
ware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, as depicted on a plan entitled “Minor Subdivision of Lands for Robert S. and Donna M. Horsey, Trustees”, prepared by Miller Lewis, Inc., Land Surveying, approved by Sussex County July 5, 2005, and more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a found concrete marker located on the southerly right-ofway of county road number 454B, said point being located 886.6 feet distant from county road number 68; thence from said point of beginning South 78 degrees, 46 minutes and seconds East 174.68 feet to a found iron pipe; thence South 11 degrees, 25 minutes and 00 seconds 239.10 feet to a found iron pipe; then North 78 degrees, 46 minutes and 55 seconds West 174.68 feet to a found iron pipe; thence North 11 degrees, 25 minutes and 00 seconds East 239.10 feet to the place and paint of beginning, the contents thereof be what they may, said to contain 41,747 square feet of land, more or less. BEING the same lands and premises which Robert S. Horsey, Trustee and Donna M. Horsey, Trustee by Deed dated October 24,2005 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3224, Page 240, did grant and convey unto Isaac Davis. The said Isaac Davis is also known as Isaac Davis, III. Tax Parcel: 5-32-14.0022.07 Property Address: 12082 Coachman Ln., Delmar, DE 19940 Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before August 17, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on August 21, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 perSee LEGALS—page 40
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PAGE 40 LEGALS - from Page 38 cent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of ISAAC DAVIS a/k/a ISAAC DAVIS, III and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 7/9/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the Northwesterly side of a proposed 30 foot street in the City of Seaford, Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, being known and designated as Lot No.3, containing 4.624 square feet of land, more or less as will more fully and at large appear upon reference to a survey entitled “Plot of Subdivision OF THE LANDS OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD”, prepared by Thomas A. Temple, Jr., dated June 1910, filed for record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Georgetown, Delaware, in Plat Book 21, Page 94. AND BEING the same property conveyed to Blanche Prattis, by Deed from The United States of America, acting through the Administrator of the Farmers Home Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, dated July 17, 1992, and recorded September 1, 1992, in Deed Book 1867, Page 298, among the land records of Sussex County, State of Delaware. Tax Parcel: 4-31-5.00403.02 Property Address: 304
MORNING STAR Grant St., Seaford, DE 19973 Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before August 17, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on August 21, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of CHERYL E. LAWTON and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 7/9/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land with improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, more particularly described in accordance with a survey prepared by Thomas A. Temple, Jr., dated August 10, 2004, as follows: BEGINNING at an iron stob in the southeasterly right of way line of Road No. 524 - German Road,
a corner for this lot and lands of Sussex Ventures, Inc.; thence, by and with the southeasterly right of way lien of German Road North 632 degrees 27 minutes 35 seconds East 165.00 feet to a pipe, a corner for this lot and lands of Sherrylyn L. Wilcoxson and Diana Thomas and Russell Thomas; thence, along a line between this lot and lands of Sherrylyn L. Wilcoxson and Diana Thomas and Russell Thomas south 28 degrees 35 minutes 36 seconds East 200.00 feet to a pipe, a corner for this lot; thence, along a line between this lot and lands of Sherrylyn L. Wilcoxson and Diana Thomas and Russell Thomas in part and partly with lands of Sussex Ventures, Inc., South 62 degrees 27 minutes 35 seconds West 165.00 feet to a bent pipe, a corner for this lot; thence, along another line between this lot and lands of Sussex Ventures, Inc., North 28 degrees 35 minute 36 seconds West 200.00 feet to the place of beginning, containing therein 32.994 square feet of land, more or less. BEING the same lands and premises conveyed to Larry M. Wilson and Angie Tolliver Wilson, by Deed from Lewis David Kibler, dated August 18, 2004, and recorded August 19, 2004, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County and the State of Delaware in Deed Book 3023, Page 53. Tax Parcel: 2-31-13.00146.02 Property Address: 24233 German Rd., Seaford, DE 19973 Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before August 17, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on August 21, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the
• JULY 9 - 15, 2009 Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of ANGIE TOLLIVER AND LARRY WILSON and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 7/9/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron pipe (found) on the Southeasterly right-of-way line of Sussex County Road No. 535 (60’ R/W); said pipe being situate a distance of 151.00 feet from North Shore Drive; thence with the lands of Thomas S. and Rita J. Paulsen, now or formerly, South 43 degrees 33 minutes 00 seconds East a distance of252.30 feet to a concrete monument (found); thence with “North Shores Court” Subdivision, now or formerly, South 57 degrees 35 minutes 00 seconds West a distance of 157.60 feet to a concrete monument (found); thence with lands of Richard and Patricia Anderson, now or formerly, North 29 degrees 41 minutes 00 seconds West a distance of254.04 feet to a concrete monument (found); thence with Sussex County Road No. 535, North 63 degrees 14 minutes 55 seconds East a distance of 96.97 feet home to the point and place of beginning, and said to contain 31,822 square feet of land, be the same, more or less, together with all improvements thereon, as shown on a survey prepared by Miller-Lewis, Inc., dated October 29,2003. BEING the same lands and premises which were conveyed unto Patrick L.
Tierno, by deed of Pamela A. Tierno, dated the 31st day of August, AD. 1994, and recorded in the Office of Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, on the 8th day of December, AD. 1994, in Deed Book 2021, Page 320. BEING the same lands and premises which were conveyed unto Richard A Hoffman and Teresa M. Hoffman, as tenants by the entirety, by deed of Patrick L. Tierno, dated the 31st day of October, 2003, and recorded in the Office of Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, on the I1h day of November, 2003, in Deed Book 2906, Page 23. Tax Parcel: 3-31-6.0029.00 Property Address: 9318 Middleford Rd., Seaford, DE 19973 Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before August 17, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on August 21, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of TERESA M. AND RICHARD A. HOFFMAN and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 7/9/2tc
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By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece and parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, and lying on the Northwestern right-of¬-way of Sussex County Road #484 (50 feet wide), being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a point, said point being located on the Northwestern rightof-way of Sussex County Road #484, said point also being located at a comer of these lands and lands now or formerly of Leon J. and Ruby M. Tyndall, said point also being located 0.35 miles more or less from the intersection of Delaware Road # 20 and Sussex County Road #484; thence turning and running from the aforementioned pint by and along the Tyndall Lands, North 46°37’42” West, 106.00 feet through a concrete monument and five (5) feet to a concrete monument; thence turning and running North 16°59’46” East, 179.45 feet to a concrete monument; thence turning and running by and along the residue of land of Raymond J. and Mary E. Hitch, South 61 °03’06” East, 137.03 feet to a concrete monument; thence turning and running by and along the Northwestern right-of-way of Sussex County Road #484 in a deflection to left, a delta angle of 10°26’30” with a chord distance of201.98 feet, with a chord bearing of South 28°09’21” West, 202.26 feet, home to the place of beginning and said to contain 0.5275 acres of land, be the same more or less, as surveyed by Donald K. Miller, Registered Surveyor, on October 6, 1992. BEING the same lands conveyed to Raymond J. Hitch, Jr. and Stacey L. Reynolds by Deed of Raymond J. Hitch and Mary E. Hitch, his wife, said Deed dated the 24th day of February, 1993 and of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Deed Book 1990, page 134, in fee. BEING the same lands conveyed to Raymond J. See LEGALS—page 41
MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 40 Hitch, Jr. and Stacey L. Hitch by Deed of Raymond J. Hitch, Jr. and Stacey L. Reynolds a/k/a Stacey L. Hitch, his wife, said Deed dated the 18th day of February, 1998 and of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Deed Book 2267, page 243, in fee. Tax Parcel: 2-31-17.0064.01 Property Address: RR2, Seaford, DE 19973 Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before August 17, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on August 21, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of STACEY L. AND RAYMOND J. HITCH, JR. and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 7/9/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following
described real estate to wit: All that certain lot or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, lying on the Southwesterly right of way line of Highway No. 631, and more particularly described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a pipe in the Southwesterly right of way line of Highway No. 631, said pipe being also 448 feet in a Southeasterly direction from the intersection of Highway No. 631 and Route #36; thence South 64 degrees 07 minutes West 208.35 feet to a stake; thence turning and running South 22 degrees 48 minutes East 650.75 feet to a stake at the intersection of ditches; thence South 84 degrees 01 minutes East 240.00 feet to a pipe; thence North 23 degrees 00 seconds West 778 feet, home to the place of beginning. Said to contain 3.42 acres of land, more or less Being the same lands and premises which Marjorie G. Swartzentuber and John M. Swartzentruber did grant and convey unto John M. Swartzentruber and Tammi L. Swartzentruber by deed dated October 24, 2002 and recorded on November 8, 2002 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 02770 Page 296. Tax Parcel: 4-30-5.0053.00 Property Address: 12698 Mennonite School Rd., Greenwood, DE 19950 Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before August 17, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on August 21, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00
deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of TAMMI L. AND JOHN M. SWARTZENTRUBER, JR. and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 7/9/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, and being Lot 7, being 1.1748 acres more or less as shown on a survey prepared by Miller-Lewis, Inc. dated September 3,2004, and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron rod (found) lying on the Easterly right-of-way line of Danny Drive (50’ right-ofway) North 09 degrees 12 minutes 52 seconds East 151.34 feet to an iron pipe found) marking the beginning of a curve; said curve having a radius of 50.00 feet, a delta of 142 degrees 30 minutes 03 seconds, a length of 124.36 feet, a chord of94.69 feet with a bearing of North 06 degrees 06 minutes 50 seconds West to an iron rod (found); thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this lot and for Lot 26 North 09 degrees 12 minutes 52 seconds East 13.23 feet to an iron pipe (found); thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this lot and for lands now or formerly of R.Thomas, Sr. & Carole D. Vincent South 72 degrees 54 minutes 15 seconds East 236.16 feet to an iron rod (found); thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this land and for lands now or formerly of Daniel Nero & Donna Rose South 09 degrees 12 minutes 22 seconds West 246.28 feet to an iron rod (found); thence turning and running by and
• JULY 9 - 15, 2009 with a common boundary line of this lot and for Lot 8 North 74 degrees 33 minutes 59 seconds West 210.17 feet home to the place of beginning said to contain 1.1748 acres of land more or less as shown on a survey prepared by Miller ¬Lewis, Inc. dated September 3, 2004. Being the same lands and premises which David A. Milligan and Gloria J. Milligan, did grant and convey unto Arthur C. Lex, III and Loretta L. Butler, by deed dated October 1, 2004 and recorded on October 6, 2004 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3044 at Page 156. Tax Parcel: 5-32-7.0026.27 Property Address: 35257 Danny Dr., Laurel, DE 19956 Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before August 17, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on August 21, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of LORETTA L. BUTLER AND ARTHUR C. LEX, III and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 7/9/2tc
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By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain tract, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware and being known and designated as LOT 9A, as shown on a plot of WOLFE PROPERTIES, INC., dated April 30, 1999 and prepared by Adams-Kemp Associates, Inc., said plot being of record in the office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County in Plot Book 64 page 35. BEING the same lands conveyed unto Martin O. Fleetwood and Lisa K. Fleetwood, Co Trustees of the Martin O. Fleetwood and Lisa K. Fleetwood Joint Revocable Trust Dated October 4, 2004, by Deed of Martin O. Fleetwood and Lisa K. Fleetwood dated July 2005 and of record in the office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County in Deed Book 3171 Page 265 et seq. The said Martin O. Fleetwood departed this life on July 30, 2005 leaving Lisa K. Fleetwood as the sole co-trustee of the Martin O. Fleetwood and Lisa K. Fleetwood Joint Revocable Trust Dated October 4, 2004. Tax Parcel: 5-32-14.0037.17 Property Address: 36437 Robinhood Rd., Delmar, DE 19940 Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before August 17, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on August 21, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to
be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of LISA K. FLEETWOOD and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 7/9/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece and parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the Town of Laurel, Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, located on the southeasterly side of West Street, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at an iron pipe found on the southeasterly side of the sidewalk along the southeasterly side of West Street, said iron pipe (found) being 89.6 feet to 7th Street, and being a common boundary line for this land and for lands now or formerly of Charles H. & Julia Smith; thence by and with aforesaid Smith lands South 65 degrees 18 minutes 28 seconds East 108.92 feet to an iron pipe (found); thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this land and for lands now or formerly of John L. Short, III and Anna W. Short South 14 degrees 25 minutes 36 seconds West 25.36 feet to an iron stob (found); thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this land and for lands now or formerly of John L. Short, III and Anna W. Short South 72 degrees 53 minutes 50 seconds East 36.40 feet to an iron fence post (found); thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this land and lands now or formerly of Mildred E. PhilSee LEGALS—page 42
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lips Heirs South 16 degrees 58 minutes 46 seconds West 24.37 feet to an iron pipe(found); thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this land and for lands now or formerly of Gregory K. & Donna K. Adkins North 69 degrees 11 minutes 50 seconds West 154.60 feet to an iron stob (found); thence turning and running by and with the Southeasterly rightof-way of West Street North 26 degrees 13 minutes 00 seconds East 54.81 feet home to the place of beginning said to contain 6,626 square feet of land more or less with improvements thereon. Being the same lands and premises which Walter F. Lecates, Jr., and Gloria J. Lecates, did grant and convey unto Jeffrey J. Allman and Sandra L. Allman, by deed dated January 17,2006 and recorded on February 17,2006 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3272 at Page 280. Tax Parcel: 4-32-8.06201.00 Property Address: 705 West St., Laurel, DE 19956 Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before August 17, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on August 21, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax,
3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JEFFREY J. AND SANDRA L. ALLMAN and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 7/9/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece and parcel of land situate, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, designated as LOT NO.2 as shown on the subdivision Survey Plan of Shirley T. Downes and Robert D. Downes, Jr., prepared by Adams-Kemp Associates, Inc., Registered Surveyors dated March 6, 2005 and revised on April 5, 2005 and filed for record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, at Georgetown, Delaware, in Plot Book 92, Page 330 . Being the same lands and premises which David Wilson and Linda Wilson did grant and convey unto Christopher D. Costello and Nicole M. Misita by deed
dated November 17, 2006 and recorded on November 22, 2006 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3385 Page 230. Tax Parcel: 4-30-6.0012.02 Property Address: 12670 Utica Rd., Greenwood, DE 19950 Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before August 17, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on August 21, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of NICOLE M. MISITA AND CHRISTOPHER D. COSTELLO and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 7/9/2tc
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Police Journal Home invasion in Seaford
On July 2 at 4:40 a.m., a 67-year-old female of Seaford, reported a home invasion, which had just occurred at her residence in Woodland Mills Apartment Complex. The victim stated at approximately 3 to 4 a.m., she was awakened by the ringing of her doorbell. When she opened the door, three suspects demanded money and both male suspects displayed handguns. As the suspects were searching for money, the victim was able to flee on foot and walk to the Seaford Police Department. Several Seaford Police officers responded to the scene and searched the area in an attempt to locate the suspects. The Seaford Police Departments Criminal Investigations Division responded and processed the scene. Police are looking for three suspects: a white female, curly hair, 5’2” – 5’5”; a black male, 14 – 25 years of age, 5’9” – 6’2”, 145– 200 lbs., with a black handgun, wearing a black hoodie, black pants and black shoes; and a black male, 14–25 years of age, 5’9” – 6’2”, 145–200 lbs., with a black and silver handgun, wearing a black hoodie, black pants and black shoes. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Seaford Police Department at 302-629-6644 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at www.tipsubmit.com. Delaware Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person or persons involved.
Crash claims life of Seaford teen
Delaware State Police are investigating a crash that took the life of a 17-year-old Seaford male on July 1 at 4:20 p.m. on Lewes Georgetown Highway east of SR 5. Keyshawn Purnell, 17, was driving a 1997 Ford Taurus on SR 9 eastbound. Vincent Mosher, 39, of Salisbury, Md., was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer westbound on SR 9 approaching the Taurus. For an unknown reason, the Taurus exited the south edge of the roadway. Purnell overcorrected and crossed back onto SR 9 and then in to the path of westbound traffic. The front end of the Ford Explorer struck the passenger side of the Taurus and both vehicles came to rest in the grass median. Purnell, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of injuries he sustained in the crash. Mosher, who was wearing a seat
belt, was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor at the time of the crash. The investigation is ongoing.
ported to Beebe Medical Center, medics were able to dislodge the grape, however, upon arrival at the medical facility, the child died. The Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting a follow-up investigation.
Man arrested for sexual assault
Crash involving fire truck
State troopers have arrested Daniel Webber, a 26-year-old Smyrna man, for sexual assault against an 11-year-old girl after police received a complaint from the Division of Family Services. The investigation began when the Division of Family Services received a complaint that the 11-year-old victim told a school counselor that she didn’t want to be around Webber because he hurt her. DFS officials interviewed the victim, the victim’s mother and Webber, but did not find any credible evidence. Webber is a close friend of the family and cares for the victim after school. On June 27, DFS received a report of an older male kissing a young girl on the lips at the beach. In addition, the report indicated another couple was with the man and the young girl. The eyewitness was able to provide a registration number to a car that the four drove off in. DFS began a joint investigation with the state police and it was learned that the vehicle belonged to Webber. Troopers executed a search warrant of Webber’s home and collected evidence linking him to the sexual assault against the child. Troopers also learned the victim’s mother was one of the individuals present on the day Webber and the victim were spotted on the beach. Troopers charged Webber with three counts of first degree rape, four counts of second degree rape and numerous counts of endangering the welfare of a child. The victim’s mother was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child for not disclosing the inappropriate activity.
Toddler dies in Lewes
State police are investigating the accidental death of a 3-year-old girl which occurred on Thursday, July 5. State police were called to the Tall Pines Mobile Home Park west of Lewes after 9 p.m. The little girl was eating grapes with other family members when one became lodged in her throat. She lost consciousness and family members called 911. Sussex County paramedics arrived along with a state trooper and began providing first aid. While the girl was trans-
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Delaware State Police are investigating a crash involving a Lewes fire truck that occurred on July 4 at 9 a.m. The truck was responding to a crash on SR 1 with its emergency equipment on as it approached Old Orchard Road. Jane Hicks, 72, Lewes, was driving a 2007 Lincoln Town car on Old Orchard and had come to a stop. Hicks was attempting to turn left on to Savannah Road when she pulled in front of the fire truck. The fire truck broadsided her vehicle resulting in the crash. Some debris from the crash damaged a car that was waiting to turn onto Old Orchard Road from Savannah Road. Hicks, who was taken to Beebe Hospital in Lewes where she was treated for minor injuries, was charged with failing to yield the right of way. The driver of the fire truck was identified as Troy Virden, 35, of Lewes.
Crash kills two Milford teens
Delaware State Police are investigating a crash that killed two 17-year-olds from Milford. The crash happened on Sunday, July 5 at 4 p.m. when Matthew Fluman, 20,
of Harrington, was driving a 2000 Jeep Cherokee north on Jenkins Pond Road. Fluman failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign and was struck on the passenger side by a 2006 Ford F250 pickup truck driven by Charles Walls, 66, of Milford. The pickup truck was traveling westbound on Thompsonville Road. As a result of the crash, two passengers, Brittany Bradley and Anthony Burton, who were riding in the Jeep Cherokee operated by Fluman, were killed. Bradley was seated in the front passenger seat and Burton was seated in the rear passenger side of the Jeep. Both were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. It is unknown if the two passengers were wearing seatbelts. Both operators were wearing their seatbelts and alcohol is not suspected in the crash. The crash is under investigation and troopers are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call the state police at 302-697-4491, ext. 215.
Sixteen arrested for DUI
Despite widespread awareness about sobriety checkpoints planned for the 4th of July holiday weekend, 16 people were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs during the inaugural weekend of the 2009 Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI prevention campaign. Four more are scheduled to take place the weekend of July 10. For campaign statistical updates, visit www.ohs. delaware.gov.
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Change is a given in the life of each of us. Some of the changes we experience happen and we never give the change a second thought. Other changes require special consideration on the part of each of us. A special change occurred on July 1 at the Laurel Public Library, a change that involves a soft-spoken woman with a ready smile, a woman who actually has roots here on the Eastern Shore. Wendy Roberts has been hired as the new library director of the complex, located at 101 East Fourth Street, that recently had a $4 million addition to the original library built in memory of Mary Wooten Carpenter in 1951. In December of 2008, Harriet Jarosh retired as director of the Laurel library and the Board of Commissioners began an extensive search for a new director. Since December, Wenona Phillips, Rebecca Norton and Norma Jean Fowler have handled the daily life of the library and patrons assisted by a group of part-time employees and others who support the Laurel library. In talking with Wendy last week, her first comments were that the community be made aware of the outstanding job the staff has done to keep the library and all of the services offered viable in the community. “These women, along with the Friends of the Library and the commissioners, have done a tremendous job, and I can’t thank them enough.” Wendy is no stranger to life here on “the shore.” Although she and her husband, Butch, a retired history teacher, moved here from Michigan, she grew up in the Easton, Md., area, where her grandparents lived on Travelers Rest Farm. She has considerable experience in management within the library system, and worked as assistant to the director at Park School in Baltimore before moving to Michigan. She earned a master of library and information service degree from Wayne State University, holds a master degree in fine arts from Vermont College, a bachelors degree from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and taught art in Maryland and Michigan. She and her husand are “delighted to be here in Laurel and we look forward to having our two sons, two daughters and five grandchildren visit us here. Some will be here for the Fourth of July parade and festivities.” She exclaimed, “We can hardly
Moments With Mike Virginia ‘Mike’ Barton wait to show them our new home and the Laurel Library.” “I feel so very welcomed here in Laurel,” she commented. “The community and our neighbors have greeted us in such a friendly way already.” Her first official day as director was on July 1. She has nothing but absolute praise for the programs now going on at the library, and wants to increase community service and participation by residents. She feels the library should be the center of the hub for the community, a place for education as well as recreation. Programs offered by the Laurel library include the summer reading program with 100 young people already involved, an active teen program, the Friends of the Library, a genealogical study program that is outstanding, the Sussex County Library Commission, a knitting group that meets regularly, a community room that is available for local groups to use, computers, magazines, newspapers, a quiet room to just sit and read, research assistance, and books on every subject from A to Z. May Laurelites well remember the days of the “old library,” where silence was the key word. Hushed tones were required when speaking. As time went by, more services were offered to the public and the Laurel library now has the distinction of being one of the best facilities in the State of Delaware. Wendy Roberts’ enthusiasm for the Laurel library is contagious. Immediately upon meeting her, I knew the commissioners had found the right woman to guide the library. Moggie Moyer, commissioner who sat in on the interview, emphasized that an open house/reception to welcome Wendy Roberts and her husband, Butch, to the community will be held form 7 to 9 p.m. on July 22. Patrons will have no difficulty spotting Wendy. She will be the one extending a hand of greeting, the one with a broad smile welcoming one and all.
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Sarah Marie TriviTS • 875-3672 A travel happy group of W.P.S. members arrived home on Sunday, June 28, following a week’s sojourn in Hawaii. Many who had never seen the glories of that state and several returnees reveled in the beauty of the islands again. Charlene and Darrell Meade of Bethel are celebrating their 30-year wedding anniversary as they take in sea, sun and sights of the Dominican Republic this week. Happy anniversary and many more may you have! I’ve been talking to Eleanor Paradee again as she keeps me up to date, as a proud grandparent, on the accomplishments of her grandchildren. Lindsay, who graduated from the Beebe School of nursing in May, has proven her abilities by passing her State Boards and is now a registered nurse (R.N.) and is on duty at the Beebe Hospital in Lewes. Joe Elliott of Northern N.J. was a recent weekend visitor to his mother, M.L., and his brother, David, from Milton joined in to make it a true family get-together. During this time, Joe went to Wilmington to a party hosted by Robert Youri which was also attended by some former Laurel “boys,” Alex Alvarez and Dr. Gary Owens. We also want to wish Joe a very happy birthday on July 10, and hope there will be many more to celebrate. Meantime, Mark Elliott of Tampa, Fla. is sending his wife, Rose, up to visit his mother here on July 9, for a week.
Jean and Stanley Smith of Laurel celebrated their 60th anniversary on June 25. They both have been members of Charity Lodge No. 27 for more than 35 years, Jean with Martha Rebekah No. 30, and Stanley with Charity No. 27 and Martha Rebekah No. 30. Stanley was also on the Odd Fellows Cemetery committee for around 15 years. They were co-owners with G. T. Lowe Bus Service in Laurel. Congratulations folks. The Western Sussex Democratic Club is holding their annual summer “fling” at 6 p.m. on July 13 at the Dukes recreation pool house. So, come along members, meat is furnished, bring a dish, and top it all off with homemade ice cream. A great big thanks from the “staff” at Melsons for the great turn out and aid from all of those who helped make their ice cream social a huge success. Also, there will be at Melson’s Community Hall, on July 18, a
reunion for the Delmar High Class of ‘74, a 35-year celebration. For more info if needed call 410-896-9493. Students from the Laurel Kids Connection Mentor Program, an initiative of D.A.P.I., went on a student field trip to the University of Delaware last Thursday, as part of the career planning of the Mentor Program. If you had drawn up a blueprint for a perfect day, it could not have been more so than it was last Saturday for the parade and other holiday events. I had a great seat at Kim and Duke Parkers on the Central Avenue side and really enjoyed those holiday scrapple sandwiches which Duke so generously serves his guests. My family (and I) finished off the day pickin’ crabs brought by our friends the Cartrights from Hoopers Island. All told it was a great day for everyone, anywhere around. Happy birthday to Billie Jane Wheatley, wherever she may be on July 15. Best ever, B.J. As we express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Oliver Shields I would like to add that Jeff called me and asked that I express the family’s thanks for the prompt and caring response from the Laurel firemen, E.M.T.’s and police who aided them in the emergency for Oliver on June 29. It was deeply appreciated. We also express our sympathy to the family and friends of: Peggy Jean Hastings. We continue with prayers for our service men and service women and our friends who are ill: “Bobbi” Shwed, Alice Adkins, Shirley Scott, Conner Niblett, Robert Truitt, Bob Christian, Matthew Littleton, Harriett MacVeigh, Gene Littleton, Alvin Lutz, Hattie Puckham, Donald Layton Sr., Patrick Starr, Martha Windsor, Steve Trivits, George Wingate, Jean Henry, Jean Foskey, Walt Dorman, Calvin Hearn and Joe Messick. Happy July birthday wishes to: Kenneth Callaway on July 10; Eleanor Brown, July 11; Minnie Jackson and Irene Scott, July 12; Laurel Hudson, July 13; Barbara Elliott, Howard Griffith and Fred Kretschmann, July 14; Loren Fuller and Cora Selby, July 15; Lillian Wingate, July 16. “When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.” See you in the stars.
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Abuse of freedom of speech
I was driving on Stein Highway on the evening of July 4th. I have a bumper sticker “Proud to be a Democrat.” All at once I noticed a big red SUV not a foot behind my back bumper and I mentioned to my guests, a couple from Syracuse, NY, that this big SUV was making me nervous. Right then, the driver swerved and came up next to my car. He began yelling out his open window, “You stupid Democrat” and then he spurted the name of the President of the United States, the “F” word and one of my body parts. He then sped up and drove away. My guests were flabbergasted and I was about in tears. I am a native of Delaware and love my little, beautiful state. I am certain the story of this happening will be repeated to many persons in Upstate NY and it will not reflect favorably upon Seaford. I am ashamed of that, but it was the 4th of July. It was the birthday of our country where freedom of speech, even obscene bigotry, is guaranteed by our Constitution. Mary Anne Nichols
Schell brothers are Delawareans
In the June 29th edition of the News Journal, Denis McGlynn, the illustrious chairman of Dover Downs, wrote one of the most transparent and misleading articles I have read in a long time. There is no doubt that his obvious fear of significant competition is the reason for his malicious attempt to discredit the Schell brothers (Preston and Chris) and their proposed plans to make Sussex County a special, gambling destination by way of their DelPointe project. Mr. McGlynn, in his insipid attack, deviously attempts to portray the Schell brothers as California carpet baggers and money hungry interlopers. Frankly, nothing irritates me more, when someone like McGlynn, with an obviously, avaricious agenda, takes a malicious shot at decent, hard-working people by misrepresenting the facts to hopefully gain an unfair advantage. As someone who is in the know, I refuse to let that happen! Having read and digested Mr. McGlynn’s vitriolic hype, here is the real story folks as I know it. The Bennett family (my family) has been involved in the maritime industry as Delaware River Pilots - father to son, including me - since before the revolutionary war. Likewise, Preston and Chris Schell have similar antecedents in the Pilot business going back to the 1700’s. Names like Marshall on their grandmother’s side and Schell on their father’s reflect old Pilot families steeped in
Delaware tradition. I grew up with Joe Schell (from Wilmington), Chris and Preston’s father. Like my parents, Joe Schell’s parents had a house on Lewes Beach. Since we were small children, we spent our summers together fishing, crabbing, sailing, playing touch football and capture the flag. Joe attended Tatnall School in Wilmington and I went to St. Andrews. Our schools competed against each other in sports. I’m a Delawarean, born and raised in this state, as was Joe Schell. After college, I became a Delaware River Pilot and Joe Schell got a job in California and became a multimillionaire. Identical twins Preston and Chris Schell attended secondary school in California (because that’s where their dad worked), but every summer since they were toddlers, returned to Lewes Beach to the Schell’s family summer home. Preston and Chris served honorably on the Rehoboth Beach patrol with my son Walter for three consecutive summers. For those of you who don’t know, the Rehoboth Beach Patrol is a proud organization steeped in Delaware tradition. After college and graduate school, the brothers both became year round residents of Sussex County, are now married and raising their own families. They own and operate a very successful construction company and have produced some extraordinary developments. They are not by any means carpet baggers or interlopers as Mr. McGlynn suggests; they are Delawareans. Furthermore, my old friend Joe Schell (their father) is now also a full-time resident of Lewes Beach. Let me tell you some other things I know. Preston Schell is the founder and vice chairman of the Sussex County Land Trust that has preserved over 5,200 acres in Delaware. Preston and Chris personally, and through their various companies, have given over $1 million dollars to this Land Trust. The Schell family has given and raised over $4 million for the Lewes Canal Front Park. Additionally, thousands of dollars have been donated by these folks to numerous charities including The Children’s Beach House, Delaware Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, and the Nature Conservancy just to name a few. Of further interest, Chris Schell sits on the University of Delaware’s Board of Regents, a rare honor for any Delawarean. To speculate on McGlynn’s diatribe - California Interlopers? I think not; they seem like Delawareans to me. If going to school in California somehow makes Preston and Chris Schell Californians, then I question what one has to do to be a Delawarean in Mr. McGlynn’s opinion? I suggest that Mr. McGlynn does some
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AARP to plug ‘doughnut hole’
It is estimated that one million older Americans may fall into the “doughnut hole,” the coverage gap in Medicare’s prescription drug program which makes individuals responsible for all their own drug costs while still paying premiums. AARP has created a new online resource to help people better understand and avoid this potential coverage gap. The AARP Doughnut Hole Calculator, available at www.aarp.org/doughnuthole, guides visitors through prescription drug options and helps them determine if, or when, they will fall into the coverage gap. They will be able to see a graph of monthly spending, research lower cost drugs for certain conditions, and create a medication record for their doctor. This is all part of AARP’s Health Action Now campaign to work with Congress to close the doughnut hole and lower prescription drug prices so that no one has to split their pills or discontinue their medication. With this new calculator, some immediate relief may be possible for senior citizens facing high prescription drug costs. Cathy Weaver
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Moral authority rests with God
A recent editorial discussing the issue of sports betting and gambling concluded with the statement, “You can’t dictate morality.” I respectfully take issue with this statement, a statement which I believe is seriously misguided and contributes to many of our societal ills. The term morality comes from the Latin “moralitas” and means “character or proper conduct.” The basis of morality is determined by one’s understanding of right and wrong. Those things an individual or society deem to be right are considered moral and those things which are deemed wrong are considered immoral. Morality is not an abstract or relative concept, but a fundamental building block for the individual life as well as the life of society as a whole. Morality governs every facet of our lives. In fact, morality is so
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Seaford Mayor Ed Butler and City Manager Dolores Slatcher hold a check representing the money that will be spent on some water improvement projects in the city. Voters in June approved the city’s plan to borrow $2.7 million for improvements to its water system. A little more than half of the total debt, $1.4 million, will be paid by the federal government through the economic stimulus package. The project will improve the water systems in two areas: in Westview, the community near West Seaford Elementary School and the intersection of Sussex Avenue and Stein Highway; and along Bridgeville Highway, from Herring Run Road to Dutton Avenue. The city wants to replace water mains and to install water loops, eliminating dead end pipes where water sits. Photo by Daniel Richardson
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