THURSDAY, JUNe 11, 2009
VOL. 14 NO. 8
News DEDICATION - When your career spans 40 years in the medical field, you will notice some changes. Page 3 FOR SALE - The Bridgeville Library is for sale. Get in your bid now. Page 4 SPORTS - Local sports hall of famers are featured at the museum. Page 5 CANTON INN - The Delaware Department of Justice’s enforcement of Delaware’s Nuisance Abatement Act takes action against the Canton Inn. Page 14 WOODLAND - DelDOT tries to make light of the Woodland ferry shutdown, but also issues an apology. Page 25 DOUBLE FATALITY - A child is the second fatality of a head-on accident near Seaford. Page 49 PRISON TIME - A Bridgeville man faces five to 20 years in prison for possessing child pornography. Page 49 FRANKLY SPEAKING - Frank Calio takes on the educational establishment one more time. Page 51
Sports GIRLS’ TENNIS - The Seaford High girls’ tennis team wrapped up its solid season with a banquet last week. Page 41. STARS OF ThE YEAR - A pair of Seaford athletes and a pair of Woodbridge athletes are the 2008-09 Seaford Stars of the Year. Page 43.
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Lynn Parks 39 Mike McClure 45 7 Movies 24 Obituaries Opinion 54 Pat Murphy 27 Police 49 Puzzles 48 Sports 41-48 Tides 7 Tony Windsor 38
Attending the dedication of Nesbitt Drive, named in honor of former city of Seaford councilman Marshall Nesbitt, are, from left: city manager Dolores Slatcher, councilwoman Grace Peterson, Lisa Gillespie, operations coordinator for the city’s public works, public works director Berley Mears, councilman Bill Bennett, Nesbitt and his wife, Anne, their neighbor Herb Litchford, Sally Higgins, assistant city manager Charles Anderson and Mayor ed Butler. Photo by Lynn R. Parks
Seaford now has a Nesbitt Drive By Lynn R. Parks
It’s official — Seaford now has a street named Nesbitt Drive. The street in the Seaford Industrial Park was dedicated last Wednesday. On hand for the dedication was Marshall Nesbitt, the former city councilman for whom the street is named. “It is such a pleasure to be honored with such a beautiful tribute,” Nesbitt told the small crowd gathered around
the new Nesbitt Drive sign post. “You certainly deserve this after all your efforts on behalf of Seaford,” Mayor Ed Butler told him. Nesbitt, 86, was elected to the city council in 1968 and served for 24 years, often as police commissioner. He remembers several highlights of his time on the council, including the transfer of ownership of what is now Kiwanis Park from the DuPont Co. to the city of Seaford, the construction
of a new police station on Virginia Avenue and the establishment of a city boat ramp on the Nanticoke. During last week’s ceremony, Nesbitt praised Butler and city manager Dolores Slatcher. He was part of the city council in 1977 when Slatcher was hired. “She has done an outstanding job,” he said. “I am so happy that everything is working out as it should.”
can’t afford them this year.” The 2010 budget also has no wiggle room: With $26,821,364 in expenses and the same amount in expenditures, it balances out to zero. “This was a very difficult budget,” Mayor Ed Butler said. “The department heads were very conscientious in how they worked the numbers.” The new budget contains a 1-cent increase in property taxes, from 26.5 cents per $100 of assessed value to 27.5 cents. That increase could be even higher, Slatcher said, depending on the
results of several appeals of tax assessments that were filed Tuesday night. About a dozen people were at the city council meeting to request that assessments on their properties be lowered. The budget also features an increase in electric rates, of 3/10s of a cent. A household using 1,000 kilowatt hours of power will see a $3 increase in its monthly bill. All other fees and rates remain the same as they were last year. The city closed down its pool, on
Seaford passes $26 million break-even budget By Lynn R. Parks
Other than an anticipated water system improvement project, to be paid for by federal stimulus money, the city of Seaford’s 2010 budget contains very little money for capital improvements. “We reduced significantly the needs of the departments,” city manager Dolores Slatcher told the city council before it approved the new budget Tuesday night. “There were some very legitimate capital expenses, but this budget just
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MORNING STAR • JuNe 11 - 17, 2009
More than four decades of service is celebrated In May, 125 family members, friends, and colleagues gathered at the Seaford Golf and County Club to celebrate and honor Jean Marvel for over 41 years of service to the general surgery practice now known as Nanticoke Surgical Associates. Marvel has witnessed the scope of changes in medicine from a simple fee for service, to required participation of seniors in Medicare, to HMO insurances. She has worked with 12 surgeons in four different office buildings, and she has gone from the only staff person, to the office manager, overseeing six full-time and three part-time employees at one time. Jean, who was born and raised in Seaford, was raising two small children when her friend, Sally Higgins, asked if she would be interested in working for Drs. William Cooper and Richard Tobin. It was a part-time position, so she could still be home for her children in the afternoon. Jean accepted the offer and thus began her career on October 1,1967. When Jean began with Drs. Cooper and Tobin all medical records and billing statements were hand written. At that time the general surgeons also served as the town’s orthopedist or gynecologist and so the doctors would perform C-sections and set fractured bones when necessary. Jean kept a hand written log of patients’ office visits, procedures, and operations. Every month she and Dr. Cooper would get together, usually at the Seaford Inn. Marvel would go through her patient list
so Dr. Cooper could determine the charge for the service and a hand-written billing statement would be generated. Today when she bills, Jean is guided by over 600 pages of CPT (current procedural terminology) codes which have been established by Medicare/Medicaid. The practice of medicine gradually, and unfortunately, became the business of medicine. Jean’s job description and responsibilities grew as the surgical practice became increasingly complex. In 1967 one could say she was hired as a receptionist. However, over the 41 years, she has filled the roles of clinical assistant, scheduling secretary, transcriptionist, coding and billing specialist, bookkeeper, and chief administrator of a busy private practice. Even with added responsibilities, Jean had the incredible ability to adapt as the times dictated. Her office staff describes her as calm, patient, and reassuring. She is a problem solver and nurturer. These attributes were the key to her success over so many years and to her ascent from receptionist to office manager. She has an incredible capacity to place people at ease, assuring them things will be okay, that their needs and concerns will be taken care of. Her calm, soothing voice has alleviated the anxieties of many patients over the years; reassured her staff as she trains them in new positions; and enabled the surgeons to know that she would take care of the business side of the
From left are (first row) Dr. Stephen Carey, Jean Marvel, Dr. Samuel Miller (back row) Sandra Blackwell, Caroline Clayville, Maureen Pegelow, Nina Backes, and Tina Mitchell.
practice allowing them to focus on the art of surgery and the care of their patients. What a wonderful gift Jean Marvel has been to so many people: • a gift to the surgeons she has worked for
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Current home of Bridgeville Library is now for sale By Lynn R. Parks
The former Presbyterian church in which the Bridgeville Public Library is housed is for sale. The library’s board of trustees is accepting bids on the building, at the corner of Market and Laws streets in the heart of Bridgeville, through June 30. The new $2.5 million library building that is under construction on Cannon Street is on track to be complete in August, according to Karen Johnson, library director. Among the bidders on the old church building, built in 1866, will be the Bridgeville Historical Society. Society president Howard Hardesty declined to say what the historical society bid will be. According to Matt Davis, president of the library board of trustees, the board recently had an appraisal of the library building and property done. Information about that appraisal is available by contacting the library, he said. The library board of trustees decided to accept offers on the building following a public hearing held last Monday. “We invited the community in so we could hear their opinions about what to do with the building,” Johnson said. In addition, “we wanted them to understand the
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The Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from citizens interested in serving on the board of the Seaford District Library. The board oversees the Library as representatives of the community. They determine and adopt policies governing the operation and programming of the Library. They develop and oversee the operating budget and actively support library legislation. The board meets at least 20 times a year with an agenda posted a week in advance of the meetings. Board meetings are open to the public. Applications may be picked up at the library and are due by Friday, June 12. The appointment will be made by the resident judge of the Superior Court of Sussex County. For more information, contact Dr. John Painter at 302-629-2524.
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used to be the church’s Sunday school rooms. The club owned the building until 1969, when the last two surviving members sold it to the library’s board of trustees. Sale cost “was just a couple of dollars,” Hardesty said. Hardesty remembers that when he was
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MORNING STAR • JuNe 11 - 17, 2009
Bridgeville passes $2.3 million budget By Mike McClure
The Bridgeville Commission adopted its FY 10 budget, which contains an operating budget of $2,302,305, on June 1. Town Manager Bonnie Walls also reported that residents voted to allow the town to borrow $250,000 for drinking water improvements. Walls went over some of the highlights of the budget during Monday’s Commission meeting. The budget includes an increase in garbage fees, up 75 cents to $14, to offset increased costs. The town is also scheduled to have just one town cleanup a year, prior to the Apple-Scrapple Festival. An increase in anticipated fine income is also included in the budget now that the town has seven police officers. There will be no increase in residents’ water and sewer rates, but Walls said it may be necessary to raise those rates next year if the economy doesn’t improve. The town received approval from its
residents to borrow $250,000 for drinking water improvements, which include a backup well. Residents voted 22-2 in favor of the request during a recent referendum. Walls said that $185,155 of that amount is loan forgiveness, meaning that the town will only have to pay back $64,845. Bridgeville Public Library Director Karen Johnson gave the Commission an update on the work on the new library. Johnson said she is hoping to be in the new building by the first week in August. Johnson also reported that the library will receive another $500,000 from the governor’s budget. She added that if all goes well the library will be debt free by the time the doors are open. Bridgeville Library board president Patrick Davis was also presented with a check for $25,000 from Todd Bariglio of the Bariglio Corporation (Pa.) which recently annexed parcels in town. The money will be used for the new library’s new computer room.
Earlier in the meeting a number of Heritage Shores residents voiced some concerns over the maintenance and upkeep of the development’s common areas. Commission President William Jefferson, who met with the developer, said the grass in those areas will be cut and maintained. Jefferson also said that the town is looking into the original landscaping plan for Heritage Shores to compare it to what is currently being done. Commissioner Ruth Skala said the town may need to come up with new plans, which would be brought before the residents and the homeowner’s association. Walls reported that 100 citizens were in attendance at the town’s annual Memorial Day celebration. New town officer Richard Baker was introduced to the packed house at Monday’s meeting. The town’s two other new officers were introduced at the Commission’s meeting in May. All three officers graduated from the police academy on April 8.
Pictures, biographies, and other memorabilia from the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame are now on display at the Seaford Museum, 203 High St. The display features the 28 Hall of Fame inductees from Sussex County. Laurel leads the way with eight inductees featuring the great Ron Waller. Seaford has five inductees: Coach Bob Dowd, Mike Neill, Delino DeShields, Lovett Purnell, and Coach Ron Dickerson. The Delaware Sports Museum and Hall
of Fame was formed as a part of the Nation’s bicentennial celebration in 1976. The first class was inducted that year, but it would be 26 years before the Museum would have a home. In 2002, the museum, located at Frawley Stadium, home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks, opened its doors. Finally, there was a place where memorabilia, artifacts, uniforms, and photographs could be displayed. And now for the first time a display of
some of these items has come to Sussex County. Plans are underway to invite all of these inductees or their survivors to an open house at the Museum. Details of that event will be announced at a later date. The Seaford Museum, operated by the Seaford Historical Society, is open from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday except holidays. For further information call the Seaford Historical Society office at 302-628-9828.
Sports Hall of Famers featured at Seaford museum
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which it spent $54,737 last year. It also opted not to fill a vacancy in the electric department. Included on the short list of capital improvements are: two new vehicles, one for the code department and the other, which will be paid for by a federal grant, for the police department; several new computers and printers; five new fire hydrants; a new pump at the wastewater treatment plant; and new bay walls at the compost center. The budget also includes a new generator switch at the utility building and partial funding for new windows at the Seaford Fire Hall, which is owned by the city.
Seaford referendum is Friday
The city of Seaford will hold a public referendum on Friday, June 12, on its plan to borrow $2.7 million for improvements to its water system. The project would 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 in the two areas. It also wants to install water loops, eliminating dead end pipes where water just sits. The referendum will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Voting will be in the council chamber at Seaford City Hall.
MORNING STAR • JUNE 11 - 17, 2009
Business Chesapeake Utilities expands Chesapeake Utilities recently announced the introduction of natural gas to Georgetown. A ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this afternoon on the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College (Delaware Tech) celebrated the much anticipated arrival of natural gas in the central part of Sussex County. Delaware Tech is Chesapeake Utilities first customer in Georgetown. “The campus has wanted access to natural gas for a long time,” said Dr. Ileana Smith, vice president and campus director. “We began preliminary discussions with Chesapeake several years ago and they were able to make it happen, with minimal disruption at the campus. Delaware Tech is pleased to have an additional form of energy available for campus operations. In these critical fi-
New state website launched
Governor Jack Markell has announced the launch of the state’s new online portal for agency bid solicitations, which will become the central repository for Request for Proposal (RFP) bids and Invitation to Bid (ITB) solicitations statewide. The new service will provide a one-stop shopping experience for businesses interested in bidding on a state contract. The portal can be found at www.bids.delaware. gov. The launch of the vendor portal is the first piece of a two-part program geared toward centralizing statewide contract bid opportunities for local businesses. The second piece, which will be available to the public no later than Aug. 1, is a vendor notification system, which will alert service subscribers to specific bid solicitations as soon as they are posted on the portal site.
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Kathy Farnell, vice president of Callaway, Farnell and Moore Real Estate, announces that Realtors Dean Records and Karen Hamilton were the firm’s top producers for April. Dean ranked first in property listings and Karen was the top selling agent for the month. Both realtors can be reached by calling 302-629-4514.
nancial times when every dollar counts, having the option to utilize the most costeffective method to heat the campus is essential.” Bringing natural gas to the Owens Campus of Delaware Tech required Chesapeake Utilities to extend its system which previously ended at the southern end of Georgetown at Wood Branch Road. Natural gas is a highly reliable, domestic energy source serving over 56 million homes, businesses and industries in the United States. 97% of the gas used in our country is produced in North America (84% in the U.S. and 13% from Canada). Utilizing natural gas results in substantially fewer greenhouse gas emissions than would be produced by burning fuel oil or coal. munity sales manager. Gheri manages sales at the Deep Creek Community in Seaford and also handles the sales process for off-site sales. Gheri is responsible for guiding customers from the initial visitation Gheri McAllister stage through the review, design, selection and construction of their new home. She also provides information concerning Insight’s commitment to the “green building” process and energy efficient properties of their entire home. Insight Homes is an award winning “green home” builder constructing homes on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. For more information, visit ItsJustaBetterHouse.com or call 302-337-9610.
From left in the front are Dr. Ileana Smith, VP and campus director-Owens Campus; Joan Deaver, Sussex County councilwoman; Charlie Koskey, town councilman; Darrell Wilson, director of Business Growth and Development-Chesapeake Utilities; Shane Breakie, director, Natural Gas Energy Services-Chesapeake Utilities; and Sam Wilson, county councilman. In the back: Julie Wheatley, Sussex County Economic Development director; Lin Faucett, director of facilities for Del Tech; (barely seen) State Rep. Dave Wilson; Ray Hopkins, Chamber vice-president; and Gene Dvornick, town manager. Present but not visible in photo: Karen Duffield, Chamber executive director; Helen Kruger, Chamber membership chair.
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Health Be the very best you can be at whatever you may choose to do By Dr. Anthony Policastro
It is graduation time. Many young people are about to experience a significant change in their lives. Some will graduate high school and go on to college. Some will not. All will have the opportunity to be valuable members of our future world. I spent two years in England when I was in the Air Force. There was a distinct difference in the approach to graduation between our two countries. There were many more advantages with the British system.
We have created a sociological difference between those who go to college and those who do not. That difference is not real. The British attitude was much different. Early on in the school years, they determined that some individuals would go to university. Others would not. Those who would not all had important places in society. They would run the trains. They would run the stores. They would run the repair shops. All were necessary to keep the country moving.
Several members of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Stroke Team, from left, Donna Hitchens, RN, MSN; Bonnie King, RN, BSN; Susan Phillips, RTR, CT; Robert Ferber, MD; Cherryl Peterson, PharmD; Kimberly Fitzgerald, RTR CT; and Tracy Tapman, MT (ASCP). Not pictured are Medical Director of Nanticoke’s Stroke Center, Bruce Dopler, MD; Annedreea Webber, Nanticoke’s Stroke coordinator; Tres Pelot, BS RRT; Christine Sohn; Janan McElroy, RN, CPUR; and Missy Babinski, RT (R)(M).
NMH earns national stroke award Nanticoke Memorial Hospital recently received the American Stroke Association’s, Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Achievement Award. The award recognizes Nanticoke’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients consistently receive stroke care in accordance with the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations. The program, a voluntary-participation project involving hospitals across the United States, has been adapted by Nanticoke Memorial Hospitals Stroke Center to improve adherence to guide-
lines in the area of stroke and transientischemic-attack (TIA). The Get With the Guidelines-Stroke program has three modules to help hospitals use evidence-based guidelines to treat patients with stroke. Upon meeting criteria specific to each module, hospitals are recognized for performance achievement. According to the American Stroke Association, about 795,000 Americans each year suffer a new or recurrent stroke. That means, on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds.
Therefore, all students were taught that something that they like and that they can they had important jobs to do. do well. It did not matter The second is that they whether they attended do the best job that they You only need college or not. can. None of us wants In this country we to encounter someone to think about how sometimes act like it is who is doing a lousy often you get upset a problem if someone job. It does not matter decides not to attend with people doing their what that job is. college. We want serving job poorly to see how That is not the case. staff in restaurants to Imagine what our much room there is for be friendly. We want country would be like people at ticket winimprovement. if everyone was a docdows to be efficient. tor or a lawyer. We want taxi drivers to The down side to the drive safely. British system is that some of the individuThere is an old saying that courtesy als who were not chosen to go to univeris contagious. If everyone did their job sity might have thrived in college. We will well, it would lead to more contentment never know because they did not have the throughout our society. chance. You only need to think about how often The important thing for any individual you get upset with people doing their job to realize is that there are two things that poorly to see how much room there is for really matter when they graduate. The first improvement. is that they decide to do something that What all this means is that we need to they like. support every graduate in his/her choices. We all have different interests and We need to encourage them. talents. The combination means that we We need to help them be the best that all like different things. There is enough they can be at whatever they decide to do. variety in our society for individuals to do
MORNING STAR • JuNe 11 - 17, 2009
Spring is the perfect time for you to unplug your kids from the tv There’s nothing quite like springtime. The sights, sounds and fragrances of nature beckon us away from electronic screens and into the great outdoors. But don’t expect kids to leap from the couch when you say, “Go out and play.” Make it a fun family affair. With a little effort and ingenuity, kids will be more than happy to substitute green time for screen time. Aim for at least one family “green time” outing a week. Here are some to try. • Design a scavenger hunt. Make a list of 10 or 15 items that children have to find in the backyard or at a local park or playground, such as a seed, a big rock, a pine cone, a flower in bloom, a forked tree, etc. As your little explorers get older, they can make up lists themselves. This is a great activity for the whole family with abundant nature lessons. • Go fruit and vegetable picking. In June strawberries and cherries will be ripe for picking in Delaware. Go to www.pickyourown.org to find a farm near you. Take the whole family and see who can fill up their container fastest. If you can’t use all you pick, clean and freeze your harvest so the family can enjoy it for months to come. It’s a good way for children to learn how crops are grown (and
that they don’t come from a supermarket!). Plus, they’ll be excited to eat what they’ve helped to pick. • Plant your own vegetable garden and let your kids be involved in deciding what to plant. Have your children help water and tend to the garden and as each vegetable ripens, have them help you pick, wash, and prepare it. Kids are much more willing to eat food they helped prepare. • Fishing is an activity that can at times be both tranquil and exhilarating. It’s a wonderful way to experience nature, and the thrill of catching a fish never gets old! Whether you wade through streams, fish from a boat, a pier, or at the edge of a pond, fishing trips make memories that children will cherish. To find a fishing spot near you, go to your state department of parks or fish and game website, www.fw.delaware.gov/Fisheries/ Documents/2009fishingguideweb.pdf. • Kick it old school in your own backyard or a local park. Get a group of kids and grown-ups together for a cookout and some of those fun picnic games we all remember playing: the egg toss, water balloon toss, potato sack race, hot potato, and Simon says. And think beyond grilling just burgers and hotdogs. Fish, chicken, fruits
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Women undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer can now receive free professional help to cosmetically disguise the appearance-related side effects of their treatments. Look Good... Feel Better, a program developed by the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the National Cosmetology Association, trains volunteer cosmetologists to help women with cancer, conceal loss of hair, skin problems and other side effects that can result from cancer therapy. The next program will be hosted by the Cancer Care Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Monday, June 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cancer Care Center’s 2nd floor conference room. The program is free to all patients in active cancer treatment. Registration is required, and space is limited. To register, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Care Center at 6296611, ext. 2588.
Cancer Support Group
The Wellness Community-Delaware offers a General Cancer Support Group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones. The free monthly support group meets in the Second Floor Conference Room of the Cancer Care Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford on the third Monday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The Wellness Community-Delaware is dedicated to helping people affected by
cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in a professional program of emotional support and hope. All facilitators of these groups are trained mental health professionals. For more information and to register, call 6459150.
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.
Stroke support group
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s next Stroke Support Group meeting is Thursday, June 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the hospital’s second floor Cancer Care Center Conference Room. The support group is designed for individuals who have survived a stroke as well as their families and caregivers. The two-hour support group meetings will consist of guest speakers and breakaway sessions, in which caregivers and stroke survivors will meet in two groups to discuss concerns, provide support and allow for networking. Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is not required and there is no charge to participate. For more information, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 8626.
and veggies can all be grilled and make for delicious, healthy meal options. As night falls, give kids containers to catch (and release) fireflies and other crawlies. • Plant a tree. Talk about what kind of tree you want – one that will flower, provide shade, be a home for birds, yield fruit, etc. – and then, as a family, choose a tree and plant it. Kids will take pride in watching it grow, knowing that they helped. If you don’t have the yard space, there are many small varieties of trees that can be grown in a pot. • Hit the trail. There are more than 140,000 acres of parks, recreational areas and protected open space in Delaware. Families can take advantage of the many walking and bike paths, playgrounds and picnic areas, hiking trails, fields, courts, and campgrounds across the state. Your local parks also offer a lot of unique activities such as disc golf, geocaching, rock
climbing, horseback riding, and swimming. Your family may even enjoy completing the Trail Challenge together. It’s a great way to explore parks up and down the state. For more information, go to www.destateparks.com/. For more ideas on how your family can explore the great outdoors and be physically active in the process, check No Child Left Inside, a campaign dedicated to connecting families to the outdoors, at http:// ncli.delawaregreenways.org. About the author Doug Tynan is the chief preventive health psychologist at Nemours Health & Prevention Services, and is the former director of programs for children with behavior and learning problems and their families at the AI duPont Hospital for Children and the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
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717 Woodlawn avenue, Seaford This 4 BR, 4 BA home is MUST SEE!! Beautiful 3,200 sf home w/vaulted ceilings, original hdwd flrs, crown moldings and skylights. 2 MSTR BDRMS (one w/deck), spacious kit w/ brkfst nook, lg laundry rm, great rm w/access from the atrium door overlooking the landscaped lawn. MLS# 56952 $299,900 Directions - From Seaford, W on Rt 20 (Stein Hwy), go over bridge, turn R onto Woodlawn (just before Atlanta Rd), home is on the R. Host - Ryan Horne 302-381-8438
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10368 Fox Glen Dr., Bridgeville Ready to move in! This 4 BR, 3.5 BA home has many extras! Home offers a 2 car detached garage and a 2 car attached garage. Private lot with sunroom on back to view the wildlife. A must see. MLS# 563879 $399,900 Directions - From Seaford, 13N, R onto Camp Rd., R onto Eskridge Rd., R into Fox Glen, house is at the end, look for sign. Hostess - Carol Crouse 302-236-4648
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736 MaGnoLia DR., SEaFoRD - Located in Woodside Manor, this 3-4 BR, 2 bath home is freshly painted & has new carpet, new roof, a full bsmt. & a 2 car det. garage. $205,000. Directions: From Stein Hwy., enter Woodside Manor on Ivy Dr., bear right and turn left on Magnolia Dr. Home is on left.
63 Whistling Duck Dr. Bridgeville, DE The energy efficient Astaire home is waiting for your retirement for a remarkably low price. This home is the lowest price to gain entry in Heritage Shores, a Premiere Active Adult Community. With over 1500 square feet, 2BR, 2BA, a living, dining, breakfast, and sunroom, plus a great kitchen make this home an Outstanding Value. Oh, I forgot the great outside patio and 2 car attached garage. $204,858 (MLS#568714) Directions: Rt. 13 South from 404 in Bridgeville, Right into Heritage Shores, continue to first circle, around to second right turn. Straight to second circle, straight across to end. Left on Wood Duck Dr. to Right on Whistling Duck Dr. Your Host: Fred Sponseller
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108 SEacHaSE LanE, GREEnWooD, DE This 3 BR, 2 BA beautifuly newly refurbished condo features laundry room, newer appliances, carpet and paint. Lease with purchase options. MLS# 558994 $150,000 Directions: From Seaford, Rt 13 N, a light in Greenwood go W on Rt 16, turn R at The Cove/Seachase, look for sign. Hostess - Keri Simpler 302-236-5257
7793 Main St., Bethel This 4BR, 2 BA home boasts 2,300 sf located in historic Bethel on a large country acre. Home features a spacious 23x12 heated 4 season sunroom and country style kitchen/family room combo. Cozy home and great for entertaining. MLS# 568124 $238,500 Directions - From Seaford - RT 13 S, go west on Bethel Rd., cross over RT 13A & Woodland Rd., home is on right at edge of Bethel town limits. Host - Steve Ellis 302-249-3511
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119 S Hall St., Seaford This 4 BR, 3 BA home is historical living with modern amenities. Enjoy the updated kitchen, luxurious bathrooms and large bedrooms. A rare find close to the Nanticoke River and Country Club. MLS# 566982 $309,000 Directions - From Seaford, 13N, turn R onto Middleford Rd., proceed downtown, over RR tracks, turn left on S Hall St., home on left. Hostess - Shari Cannon 302-381-4334
5 tiffany Village Dr., Seaford Don’t overlook this unique townhome loaded w/ample space and storage. Must see to appreciate this 3 BR, 1.5 BA home with upper and lower 3 season rooms, updated flrs. & windows, sep. DR, stainless appliances....best of all NO HOA fees. MLS# 563439 $138,000 Directions - From Seaford - Rt 20 W (Stein Highway), R onto Porter St., (@ Pizza King), R on Tulip, property ahead on left. Hostess - Trina Joyner 302-745-3840
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32770 Danmakay Dr., Laurel, DE Meticulous craftsmanship best describes this brand new home just days away from completion. You still have time to pick your carpet colors. Features include hardwood & ceramic tiled floors, granite countertops, rear deck and front porch. All this in a quiet country setting, minutes from town. $216,900 (MLS#569103) Directions: From US 13, in Laurel, go West on Rt. 24 through the town of Laurel, past the airport. Go Right on Airport Rd. 1/2 mile on Left is Danmakay Dr. Your Host: John Allen
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100 William Ross Lane, Governor’s Grant, Seaford Come see me at my Open House & make an offer on this spacious custom built 3 BR, 2 bath ranch offers LR, kit. w/breakfast nook & all appl’s., formal DR, mstr. suite w/sitting area & bath, central air & 2 car garage. Home is handicap accessible. MotiVatED SELLERS. Priced right at $209,900 MLS# 566855 Hostess: Marla McTeer
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7744 MAIN ST, BETHEL NEW LISTING! Own a little piece of history! Charming 4-BR, 2-BA Victorian in the quaint, historic village of Bethel. Meticulously restored to its 1890’s character, it features original wood floors, 2 staircases, 4 elec. fireplaces, central air, & much more! $270,000 (#569524) HOSTESS: Sue Bramhall
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8866 RIVERSIDE DR, SEAFORD Wellmaintained brick professional bldg. located just off Middleford Rd. near the hospital. Includes 3 half-baths, 5 exam rms, 2 offices, receptionist office, waiting rm, kitchenette & 2nd floor efficiency apt. Plenty of parking area. Zoned Gen Business. $750,000 (MLS 563206) HOST: Charles Kelly
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12 E EIGHTH ST, BLADES REDUCED! Great for first-time buyers! This ranch offers 4 BRs, LR & FR, 2 BAs, appliances, 2 stg sheds & 14’x16’ deck. Additional lot next door may be purchased separately. $169,900 (#550945) HOSTESS: Eileen Craft
103 WILLIAM ROSS LANE, SEAFORD REDUCED! This ranch in Governor’s Grant includes 1,800 sq. ft. w/ 3 BRs, 2 BAs, formal DR, LR, kit w/bar & eating area, laundry rm, 2-car garage, scr porch & fenced yard. $239,900 (MLS 559153) LOCATED off Atlanta Rd., just N of Seaford HOSTESS: Tina Moore
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8939 BRYAN ST, SEAFORD “THE OAKS” - This renovated house near town has a lot of attributes: HW floors, large rooms, fresh paint, new plumbing pipes & A/C system, newly remodeled baths, & more! $169,900 (MLS 559539) HOST: Wyatt Lowe
112 S PORTER ST, SEAFORD Brick cape cod in Seaford offers 2 BRs, 1.5 BAs, LR, DR, kit, den & det. garage. Home warranty & extras included for $179,000 (#564260) HOSTESS: Carolyn Fox (Licensed agent/owner)
9122 CLUBHOUSE DR, DELMAR, MD You’ll enjoy viewing the sunset over the pond from the sunporch or from the LR of this furnished 2-BR, 2-BA home in Wood Creek Golf Community. $199,900 (#564571) HOSTESS: Dee Cross. LOCATION: From Bi-State Blvd (Rt 13A south of Delmar) turn W onto Executive Dr, then L on Clubhouse Dr.
8119 CANNON RD, BRIDGEVILLE The scenic rear yard w/stream & deck enhance this 4-BR ranch w/ FR, sep. utility & double garage. Over 2,200 sq. ft. w/lots of extras & special features for $264,500 (#567302) HOSTESS Phyllis Parker. LOCATION: on Rt. 18W, across from Mennonite Church
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Sunday, June 14th 7777 ARMIGER DR, SEAFORD REDUCED! Home & Shop in Hill-N-Dale, off River Rd. This 4-yr-old home features 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs, finished “bonus room,” scr. porch & garage. The separate 40’x24’ shop is insulated & has electricity & 10’ ceiling $265,000 (#567240) HOSTESS: Connie Covey
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1203 DULANEY ST, SEAFORD NEW LISTING! Great 4-BR Colonial home w/lovely hardwood floors & rear screened porch w/views of duck pond. Corner lot w/ fenced back yard, full bsmt., att. garage, home warranty & more. $169,000 (#568439) HOSTESS: Karen Hamilton LOCATION: corner of Sussex Ave., across from Country Club
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MORNING STAR • JUNE 11 - 17, 2009
New Ambient Care medical center opens in Seaford
Ambient Care, a walk-in medical center, is now open in Seaford. It will provide convenient medical care to those in the area. It is owned by Dr. Patrick Titus, and husband and wife, Robert and Helene Henry. Robert is a physician assistant, and Helene is a family nurse practitioner. “We strive to give efficient, personable care,” says Robert. Robert had been working in urgent care for six or seven years. In the emergency room, he noticed that a lot of the problems that patients had were minor, which delayed care for others. Robert and Helene saw the need for a walk-in medical center, which would offer faster service if you have a minor injury or illness. Robert had been passing through Seaford on his way to work, as he lived in Salisbury, Md. and worked in Milford. “I like Seaford, because it’s a nice, growing town.” The Henrys decided to open their business in Seaford. They purchased the building next to the Seaford Ice plant, and renovated it. Robert says that his facility is not a substitute for an emergency room. If you have
a life-threatening emergency, you still need to go to the ER. However, if you have a minor injury or illness, such as a sore throat, hurt ankle, or fever, Ambient Care is convenient. They are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends, so they are open when most people get off work. And the fact that it is located on Route 13 is convenient as well. Ambient Care is affordable too. “We take all major insurances,” Robert says, “and the cost is better on insurers and patients than the emergency room, especially if it’s a small issue.” You can even check in to Ambient Care online, at www.ambientmedicalcare.com. “Patients like to be seen quickly,” Robert continues. “Here, you won’t have to wait. You’re treated right away.” The staff at Ambient Care will treat sprains, rashes, boils, eye infections, ear pain, cough, cold, back injury, apply stitches, take X-rays, and much more. Ambient Care is located on US 13 North, at 24459 Sussex Highway, Suite 2. To reach them by phone, call 302-6293099.
A ribbon cutting was held at the new Ambient Care Walk-In Medical Center on US 13 in Seaford on Monday, June 1. Pictured are Linda Gunson, County Bank; Syamala Chitevelu, medical assistant; Eileen Potter, medical assistant; Helene Henry, family nurse practitioner; Robert Henry, physician assistant; Mike Vincent; Vivineene Yorke; Tony Hamlett, Mid Atlantic Business Finance; Shaneka Gibbs; Jayne Armstrong, SBA; John Craig, Bank of Delmarva; Paula Gunson, director Seaford Chamber of Commerce; and Ed Heath, Seaford Chamber Board and SCORE.
Plans approved for trade school By Lynn R. Parks
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters plans to build a trade school on U.S. 13 in Seaford. Preliminary plans for the school were approved recently by the Seaford City Council. The vote followed a public hearing on the plan. The school would be built on 5.7 acres just north of Seaford Commons, the Lowe’s shopping center at the intersection of U.S. 13 and Herring Run Road. The union’s property fronts U.S. 13 and wraps around the Hobby Stop. City building official Josh Littleton told the council that the union plans to build a 23,600-square foot trade school. The union also wants to build a 3,600-square foot commercial building at the front of the lot, perhaps to be used by a bank. Littleton said that the city is working with the project’s design engineers to ensure that construction on the property
does not cause flooding in the area. “They will be required to engineer the complex so that it properly drains,” he said. “It should not adversely impact surrounding property owners.” Also approved after public hearing last Tuesday night were final plans for construction of four 4,800-square foot buildings in the Seaford Industrial Park. The buildings will be constructed on property owned by Boyd Properties and on which one building already exists. The city council also approved the request of property owner Felicia Dorman to have her lot at 516 E. King St. divided into two. Her home there was damaged in a recent fire and she will be required to demolish the house and a garage on the property before the subdivision is final. Each lot will be 5,700 square feet. The property is already zoned R-2, for medium density residential development.
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Dept. of Justice secures cleanup of ‘nuisance property’ For the first time, social vice activity at a Delaware property has ceased through the Delaware Department of Justice’s enforcement of Delaware’s Nuisance Abatement Act. The Department announced Tuesday, June 9, that, following a
lengthy investigation, all activity resembling adult entertainment will cease at the Canton Inn and the property owner will take other measures to comply with the law. “Today marks an important milestone in our enforcement of
Office of Highway Safety issues advisory to parents following the death of child
By Andrea Summers Office of Highway Safety
In the wake of the crash in Sussex County involving four unrestrained children, the Office of Highway Safety would like to share the following information about Delaware’s Child Restraint Law and what parents can do to keep kids safe. The law Children have to be in a car seat until age 8 or 65 pounds whichever comes first. Then they must be seat belted in the vehicle. No child under age 12 is allowed to be in the front seat when air bags are present with a few exceptions. Here is the exact text of the law: Child restraint in motor vehicles. (a) Every person shall be responsible, when transporting a child through the age of 7 and up to and including the weight of 65 pounds in a motor vehicle operated on the roadways, streets or highways of this State, for providing protection of the child by properly securing the child in all seating positions, according to manufacturer’s instruction, in a child safety seat or booster seat meeting federal motor vehicle safety standards, and that is appropriate for the child’s weight and height. Every child who has either attained the age of 8 or a weight in excess of 65 pounds and has not yet attained the age of 16 shall, in all seating positions, wear a properly secured seatbelt while in a motor vehicle operated on the roadways, streets or highways of this State. The duty imposed by this subsection shall not apply to any operator or passenger of a motor bus, limousine or taxicab. (b)(1) No child who is 65 inches or less in height and who is under 12 years of age shall occupy the front passenger seat of any vehicle equipped with a passenger-side airbag that has not been deliberately rendered inop-
erable in conformity with federal law. This subsection shall not apply to vehicles equipped with a passenger-side airbag specifically designed or modified by the vehicle’s manufacturer for use by children and small adults. (2) It shall not be a violation of this section for a child 65 inches or less in height and under 12 years of age to occupy the front passenger seat of a vehicle equipped with a passenger-side airbag that has not been deliberately rendered inoperable in conformity with federal law if such vehicle does not have a rear passenger seat or if all rear passenger seats are occupied by other children 65 inches or less in height and under 12 years of age. A violation of this subsection shall be considered a secondary offense, and no motor vehicle shall be stopped by a police officer solely for failure to comply with this subsection. (c) A violation of this section shall be an offense punishable by a fine of $25 for each violation. The failure to provide a child restraint system or seat belt for more than 1 child in the same vehicle at the same time, as required by this section, shall not be treated as a separate offense. What parents can do • Buckle up your child every trip, every time • Have your car seat inspected by a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician – OHS has one in each county who works three days a week at the DMV to do just this for fee. • Visit the OHS website for recommendations on what type of car seat is right for your child at which age/weight and get contact information for our Fitting Stations to have your car seat inspected for correct fit for free. The website page is http:// www.ohs.delaware.gov/information/cps.shtml. For more information, call the Office of Highway Safety at 302672-7642.
Delaware’s Nuisance Abatement Law,” said State Solicitor Lawrence Lewis. “The Delaware Attorney General’s office is using this statute in new and innovative ways to combat social vice crime in our neighborhoods. As a result, this property will no longer be a haven for illegal activity,” Lewis added. The Department of Justice alleges that the Canton Inn, at 704 Norman Eskridge Highway in Seaford, has been the site of prostitution and lewd sexual conduct over a period of several years. Following an investigation by the Delaware State Division of Professional Regulation and the Delaware State Police, the Department of Justice sais it determined that the property presented
an “immediate threat to the public health, safety and welfare.” Rather than defend itself against the Department in court, the owner agreed to abate the nuisance voluntarily by ceasing all adult entertainment activity, making renovations to the building, and discontinuing advertising as a “gentlemen’s club,” the Department stated. The establishment will now be promoted as a restaurant and bar. “The residents of Seaford will benefit greatly from this agreement,” said state Rep. Daniel B. Short, Seaford. “This is exactly how the Nuisance Abatement statute should work and I commend the Attorney General’s Office for their efforts.” In August 2007 Attorney General Beau Biden launched a statewide effort to fight neighborhood
crime in Delaware under the state’s Drug Nuisance and Social Vices Abatement Act. Under the Nuisance Abatement Act, enforcement actions can take a variety of forms, including closure of a property. In September 2008 a property in Wilmington was the first to be ordered closed permanently under this Act by court order. The Delaware Department of Justice identifies nuisance properties statewide through its own investigations and cooperation with state and local police agencies, local authorities, civic associations, and residents. Since August 2007, the Department has abated 74 nuisances, either by obtaining a court order or through securing the voluntary cooperation of the owner to clean up the illegal activity.
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Field trips, computers, sports and fun on tap for summer program With school closing and young people finding some extra time on their hands, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Sussex has an opportunity to fill the void with some educational and recreational opportunities. Now in its 11th year, the Boys & Girls Club is once again offering its “Summer Fun Club” at both its Seaford and Laurel club sites. This year, according to Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club Executive Director, Dave Crimmins, this year’s camp is geared toward one goal; and that is “fun.” He said the goal of the camp activities is to have every camper leave the summer program having the most memorable summer of their lives. “Each day every camper will be engaging in some of the most unique, creative fun activities they have ever been a part of,” he said. The summer program, being
Jean Marvel honored Continued from page three
On May 1, Drs. Carey and Miller and staff celebrated the extraordinary service Jean Marvel has provided to the practice and community. Dr. Miller stated: “When I joined the practice as a new surgeon to the private practice environment, Jean’s greatest help was her calmness, her incredible knowledge of people, and her ability to navigate the complexities of managed care. Her depth of knowledge in health care administration is incredible. She will truly be missed.” Dr. Carey remarked: “Jean has guided the general surgeons of Seaford through the many changes that have occurred in surgical care over the last 40 years. Her efforts have improved the quality of health care provided to many thousands of surgical patients in our community. Jean has also cared for the surgeons. She understands surgeons and has been our rock and our friend.”
touted as “Operation Fun,” will run weekly throughout the summer months. Crimmins says parents should have their child enrolled in the “Summer Fun Club” as soon as possible because there is limited availability. The summer program offers a variety of opportunities including daily athletic programs including kickball, basketball, dodge ball, soccer, hockey and special nutritional and physical exercise activities. Each program participant gets at least two hours of physical activities each day. Other offerings include Arts and Crafts activities in which campers will make unique crafts for themselves and to take home to the family. Special enrichment and technology activities will enable participants to be exposed to life skills programming, including Junior Achievement and access to a full computer lab with educational software. There is also opportunity for members to participate in special aquatic programming at the Seaford site’s Olympic-size indoor pool. Another aspect of the “Summer Fun Club” is the weekly field trips where camp members travel to a variety of locations including the Delaware State Fair, Killens Pond State Park, the Cape May Lewis Ferry and the Baltimore Inner Harbor Aquarium. Crimmins says the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs is to “inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.” He said throughout the year the youth development organization provides programming and activities in a strategy to instill a sense of competence, belonging, power and influence. “When the strategy is fully implemented self-esteem is enhanced and an environment is created which helps boys and girls achieve their full potential,” he said. This summer will also feature two special teen programs being offered as part of the summer club curriculum. Avail-
able to youth ages 13 to 18, the programs “The Beat (Being Educated As Teens)” in Laurel and “S.T.Y.L.E. (Summer Youth Teen Leadership Experience) in Seaford will use recreational and educational programming to help teens prepare for their academic and professional future. Using a weekly theme format, the teens will experience opportunities to visit college campuses, do career
exploration with job shadowing at local businesses and learn to prepare their resumes and portfolios. In addition to a special academic curriculum with a focus on reading and math, camp participants will be given extra assistance with a goal of helping them be better prepared when going back to school in the fall. The programs will conclude with
a special recognition event which will involve family and friends as they are honored for their summer accomplishments. The Boys & Girls Club’s “Summer Fun Club” operates Monday through Friday and has started at the Laurel site and will begin at the Seaford site on Monday, June 15. For more about enrollment contact the Laurel site at 875-1200 or Seaford at 628-3789.
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Abigail Lauren Huston, daughter of Stephen and Donna Huston of Seaford, was born on Feb. 22, 2009, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. She weighed 3 lbs., 5 oz. and was 15” long. Maternal grandparents are William and Norma Dukes of Laurel and paternal grandparents are James R. and Donna G. Huston of Seaford. Abigail was welcomed home to Seaford on April 1, and continues to thrive. We thank all of you who prayed with us and for us.
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MORNING STAR • JUNE 11 - 17, 2009
Community Bulletin Board Farmers and Artisans Market
Seaford’s Farmers and Artisans Market will be open for the 2009 season from Saturday, June 13 to 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 email@example.com or 302-2459494.
Olde Seaford Block Watch
Olde Seaford Block Watch invites you to the Seaford Police Station, Monday, June 15, 7 p.m. Program: Det. Chambers explaining the importance of the upgraded 911 center and police station. Call 6299844 for more information.
‘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.
Yard Sale for St. Luke’s
On Saturday, June 13, St. Luke’s Parish will participate in a yard sale held at Wheaton’s (the former Tull’s) on Stein Highway. Items were donated by the parishioners and all proceeds will benefit the church.
• “Lights, Camera, Action.” The Seaford District Library hosts “Movie Night” on Thursday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. • The “Science and Religion” book discussion will meet on Monday, June 15 at 6 p.m. • Sign-up for the Teen Summer Reading Program, Express Yourself @ Your Library, which begins on Tuesday, June 16, at 12:30 p.m. • Baby Bookworms, an infant story time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m, no registration required • Toddler Tales Story Time, Wednes-
days at 10:30 a.m., no registration required. • 3-5 Story Time, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Registration now required, and opens two weeks before the story time date. • 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” this summer at the Seaford District Library and explore the worlds of music, dance, art, books and more. The 2009 Summer Reading Program is open to young people from birth to entering the sixth grade. Registration for the Reading Program starts on Monday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Make and Take crafts. All programs are open to the public and free of charge. For information, call the Seaford District Library at 302-629-2524. • There will be a Seaford Library Board meeting on Monday, June 23 at 6 p.m. • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. starting June 24, Baby Bookworms and Toddler Time are combining during the Summer Library Reading Program.
tive 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 Nanticoke River in the Spring of 2010. This all-day 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.
Class of ‘98 reunion
The Seaford High School Class of 1998 is planning a reunion on Friday, June 26 at the Dogfish Head Brewpub in Rehoboth Beach. For more information, email Andrea Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WOTM Chapter 1384 presents a dinner/variety show on Saturday, June 13 - “A Redneck Wedding Cruise” at the Moose Lodge, Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. Call Gladys Bonowicz at 875-1519 or Moose Lodge 629-8408 for details.
Rabies vaccination clinic
A rabies vaccination clinic will be held Saturday, June 13, 8 to 10 a.m., at the Seaford Fire Station, rain or shine. Cash only - leashes and carriers are required. Cost is $13/Rabies; $10/Distemper/Parvo. “Dr. Mike” Metzler, DVM of Four Paws, is attending vet. Sponsored by Homeless Cat Helpers, Inc.
‘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 commemora-
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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.
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Old Christ Church opens American Legion Auxiliary
Laurel American Legion Auxiliary is offering two - $1,000 scholarships. Applications can be picked up at the office of Laurel High School.
Yard Sale at Bethany Church
A large yard sale, bake table and craft table is planned for Saturday, June 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bethany Church, which is located in Lowes Crossroads off Route 24, eight miles east of Laurel. Items include fishing rods, reels and tackle, furniture, household items, glassware, clothing, toys, etc. Breakfast sandwiches, lunch, baked goods and refreshments will be available.
Indoor Yard/Bake Sale
The Laurel American Legion Auxiliary Unit #19 will hold an Indoor Yard/Bake Sale on Saturday, June 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Laurel American Legion Home on Route 24 East.
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 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.
Bethel Historical Society yard sale
The Bethel Historical Society will sponsor a community yard sale on the grounds of the Bethel Museum, June 13 from 7 a.m. until noon. They will be selling scrapple sandwiches and something sweet. If you are interested in setting up your own table, the price per table is $10. Any questions call 875-3971
Old Christ Church services will continue through the first Sunday in October. All services begin at 9:30 a.m. with the exception of the Blessing of the Animals, at 4 p.m. This year, the SPCA will join in the Blessing of the Animals and all donations will benefit the SPCA. All services will be led by the Rev. Blanche Powell and Ken Athey. Music will be provided by Janet Jones. There will be a concert of vocal music at Old Christ Church on Chipman Pond in Laurel, on Sunday, June 14, at 3 p.m. Performers will be the ensemble singers from the Southern Delaware Choral Society as well as two sopranos and two tenors. They will be performing varied selections from classical to folk songs and hymn arrangements. Old Christ Church is 237 years old and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The church is unique in that it’s never been altered from its original condition. A free will offering will be taken up at the concert to benefit the church. For information or directions, call 228-6097. The church will open for tours during Laurel’s 4th of July celebration at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tours will be led by Vice President Kendal Jones. 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.
Benefit Dirt Car Show
Hardee’s invites the public to their 2nd Annual Share Night for Camp Barnes at the Laurel restaurant located on Rt. 13 in Laurel, on June 16, from 6-9 p.m. During the event, local dirt car drivers will have their cars on display and will be available to sign autographs. There will
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 410-8962214 or LDHenry84@comcstnet. RSVP by July10.
ing on until Aug. 17. The summer reading club is open to anyone 18 years and older or those who have graduated from high school. To participate, register at the Greenwood 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.
Beginning computer classes
Visit the Greenwood Public Library every Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. and learn the basics of a mouse and keyboard in a relaxed atmosphere. Registration is required, so call 3495309 or come by the library to sign up.
Book discussion group
On Tuesday, June 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Greenwood Library’s Bound by Books discussion group will discuss the book, The Witness, by bestselling author Dee Henderson. The discussion will be held in the library meeting room and is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. To obtain a copy of the book, drop by the Greenwood Public Library or call Robin Miller at 349-5309.
Summer Reading Program
The Greenwood Public Library’s adult summer reading club, “Book a Summer Getaway @ Your Library,” will be go-
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. Join us at the center for free scrapbooking classes in June. July classes are $3 each class. For more information call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Craft supply swap
The Craft Supply Swap at the Greenwood Public Library on Thursday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge for this event. For questions, please call 349-5309. The Greenwood Public Library is located at 100 Mill St., just east of the railroad tracks in Greenwood.
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. Tickets are $20 a person, or $35 a couple. Advance ticket sales only. For tickets call 875-3081 or email email@example.com.
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Laurel Mayor & Council
The Laurel Mayor and Council will be holding a public hearing on Monday, June 22, beginning at 7 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter. The purpose of the public hearing is for the presentation of the town’s proposed FY 2010 Budget. The public hearing will be held in Mayor and Council Chambers, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel.
A benefit for Wicomico Relay for Life will be held June 27 from 2 - 6 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Church at 101 E. State Street, Delmar. Cost is $7.50 and includes chicken, roll, beans, slaw and dessert. Contact the church office at 302-846-9501 or Peggy Moore at 302-846-3901 for more information.
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‘Living Well’ course
Anyone living with heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and other chronic diseases will benefit from a free six-week course on self management of chronic disease at the Greenwood Cheer Center. The course is for anyone with one or more chronic conditions. Barbara Tucker, Community Education coordinator for Delaware Hospice, will conduct the course, entitled “Living Well,” which will meet on June 17 and every Wednesday until July 29, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required by June 15. To register, call Susan Welch, 3495237 or Barbara Tucker at 302-463-1054.
Wii Fit at CHEER Center
Wii Fit Exercise begins this month on Mondays and Thursdays at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Road in Greenwood. Wii Fit is a combination of fitness and fun. By playing a little every day, you can work toward personal goals of better health and fitness. For more information call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
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.
Bridgeville VFC yard sale
Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company will hold a yard sale on Saturday, June 20, from 7 a.m. to noon, in the Fire Company back parking lot. Vendors Wanted. $10 per space; $15 with a table. Call to reserve space 302-337-0381.
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.
MORNING STAR • JUNE 11 - 17, 2009 For information or entries, call Bill Falasco, Harrington Parks & Recreation, 398-7975.
Strikes for St. Jude Kids
kids. Ride and game tickets are 25 for $5. Free parking. For more information, call 302-398-4630 ext. 110 or visit www.kidsfestde.org.
The first “Cat Coutry/Dr. Pepper Strikes for St. Jude Kids” Bowling Tournament is Sunday, June 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Millsboro Lanes on Mitchell Street in Millsboro. All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Bowling enthusiasts and businesses are encouraged to form a four-person team and raise a minimum of $50 per bowler ($200 per team). Corporate partnerships are also available. Teams will receive a game of bowling with free shoe rental, free food and drinks courtesy of Dr. Pepper, a chance to win door prizes and more. There will also be a Chinese Auction table and 50/50 raffle drawings. To sign up your team or to find out more, call 410219-2500.
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Millsboro Kiwanis to host dance
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Millsboro will host a dance on Saturday, June 20 at the Millsboro Fire Hall, on State Street in downtown Millsboro, from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person at the door. A wide variety of music will be provided by D.J. Jennifer, as well as two dance instruction sessions during the evening. The event is B.Y.O.B., and will include a 50/50 drawing. Snacks will also be available. Must be 21 or older to attend. Proceeds from the event will benefit Kiwanis programs for local children and youth. For more information, call 302-9348424 or e-mail gmillsborokiwanis@mchsi. com.
Del Tech hosts Elderhostel
Adults 55 and up can enjoy a week of new ideas, people, experiences and entertainment with the Elderhostel program hosted by Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. A variety of activities are planned in Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City, Md. in June. The “Radio Days; Glorious American Musical; Laughter is the Best Medicine” program, Sunday, June 14 to Friday, June 19, features three different courses. Recall the days when Americans gathered around radios to hear news, dramas and comedians in “Radio Days.” “Glorious American Musical” celebrates one of America’s greatest contributions to world culture. Tickle your funny bone with a stand-up comic in “Laughter is the Best Medicine.” These courses are taught at Atlantic Sands Hotel. For more information or to register, contact Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.
Kid’s Fest, a day for kids, will be held on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington. The event benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware. Free entertainment includes the Comedy and Juggling of Mark Lohr. The day features a big inflatable fair with moon bounces and slides plus pony rides, arts and crafts, a Healthy Kids Expo, Teen Idol Contest, antique tractor show and horse show. Admission is $3 for adults, free for
The 6th Annual Georgetown Public Library 5K (3.1 miles) Race/Walk, Adult/ Child walk (1 mile) is Friday, June 19, 7 p.m., North Bedford Street Park, Georgetown. Both courses begin and end at the park. The event will be held rain or shine. There is a $15 pre-registration fee through Wednesday, June 17 ($20 after). Race day registration is from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Children are $5. All walkers will receive a certificate and the first 100 registrants receive a t-shirt. Awards will be presented to the male/female 5K overall and master champions runners as well as the top three finishers from under 9 to 70 and over. Water stop and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call the library at 856-7958. The 15th Annual Peninsula Bluegrass Festival will be held at the Marvel Carriage Museum Grounds, Georgetown, on Friday, June 19, at 3 pm. Until 11 p.m. and Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. Friday Admission is $15; Saturday is $25; and weekend $40. Free rough camping with weekend ticket. In case of inclement weather it will be held indoors. For more information, call 875-2595 or 430-4036.
Sussex Pomona Grange Picnic
Sussex Pomona Grange Picnic will be held Sunday, June 28, 2 p.m., at Bedford Street Park (next to Georgetown Presbyterian Church, at 203 North Bedford St., Georgetown. This is hosted by Midland Grange #27.
Visit to Salisbury Zoo
The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will visit the Salisbury Zoo on Friday, June 19. We will leave the center at 10 a.m. and the zoo at 2 p.m. Cost, which is $4 for members and $6 for non-members, includes transportation
and a picnic lunch. The public is invited to attend. For reservation or more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Seaford AARP trips
Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 if offering the following trips to the public. Sept.2 - Rainbow Dinner Theater“Uncle Chick’s Last Wish.” The uncle everyone loved who was so full of humor and left a last wish including a nude beach. Cost: $70. September 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Michigan. In Michigan you’ll visit Frankenmuth, Mackinac Island, Sault Ste. Marie, and St. Ignace. Cost: $790 pp double. October 16 - Strasburg Railroad with lunch on the train. Cost: $69. November 16-20, Christmas at the Biltmore Estates in Ashville, N.C. Cost: $589 pp double. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 for more information on all the above trips.
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 additional information contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.
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 the center for more information, 629-4939.
Bethel UMC trip
Sailors Bethel United Methodist Church is sponsoring a trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. to attend Gaitherfest with Bill and Gloria Gaither. Prices: single, $750; double, $575 per person (2 in a room); triple, $525 per person (3 in a room); quad, $525 per person (4 in a room). Deposit
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Tony Windsor is accepting bookings for entertaining any size event, from the living room to the great outdoors! Singing classic country and rock, with special 50s, 60s and 70s hits! Also, gospel and holiday music available. Booking now for Christmas parties and beyond. Call: 302-236-9886 for info.
MORNING STAR • JUNE 11 - 17, 2009 of $150 per couple with booking, $75 for single. Tour includes: Thursday, Oct. 1, arrive in Myrtle Beach, S.C. at the Beach Cove Resort. Dinner at Chestnut Hill Restaurant. Friday, Oct. 2, Breakfast buffet at the hotel, Myrtle Beach Low Country Tour, shopping at Broadway at the Beach. Return to hotel to freshen up and at 6 p.m. go to Gaitherfest show at the Convention Center. Sunday, Oct. 4, breakfast buffet at the hotel and return for home. All included in prices above. Deposit of $150 per couple with booking; $75 for single. Includes three Gaither concerts. Call 875-5448 for more information.
Delaware Equine Council
The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public library. Everyone who is interested in the welfare of horses is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Stan 302-684-3966 or Peggy 629-5233.
39th District Democrats
The 39th District Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on June 18, at Pizza King in Seaford. Join us in welcoming guest speaker, Pat Ewing, the new Sussex County Democratic chairperson. There will be a “Meet & Greet” at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.
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The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders’ Guild meets on the second Monday of the month - Sept. through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. We welcome all levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced. For details call 410208-9386.
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. The next meeting is on Wednesday, July 1. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call 302-854-6776.
Amateur Radio Association
The regular monthly meeting of the Sussex Amateur Radio Association (SARA) will be held on Wednesday June 17 at the Marvel Museum located at 510 S. Bedford Street in Georgetown. FCC license testing for all levels begins at 6:30 p.m. An informal social starts at 7 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. This meeting is open to anyone that has an interest in amateur radio, so plan to attend and join in on an informative evening and fun. For more information on this and other SARA Club events, visit www.sussexamateurradio.com.
Friends of Laurel Library
The pleasure of your company is requested at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Laurel Public Library. The meeting will be held in the library’s Community Room on Tuesday, June 16 at 7 p.m. Tony Varrato, an award-winning author of teen books and a resident of Sussex County, will discuss his books and the importance of reading in the development of young people. Becky Norton, Laurel’s Youth Services Librarian, will make a presentation on the impact of the library’s teen programs, which the Friends support, in the lives of our youth. Officers will be elected for the coming year. All applicants are welcome. The group also welcomes volunteers to assist with fundraisers and serve on a variety of
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.
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, June 16, at 12:15 p.m. at the Eastern Star in Seaford. The planned guest speakers will be Mary Esther Mills and Frances Horner. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
The Sussex County Community Organized Regiment (SCCOR) will meet again on Tuesday, June 16 at 7:30 pm, in the pavilion at American Legion Post 28, on Legion Road in Oak Orchard. Along with a SCCOR platform presentation, this meeting’s featured speaker will be radio personality and political commentator Shaun Fink. On Tuesday, July 7 SCCOR’s speaker will be Ron Sams, Chairman, Sussex County Republican Committee.
Women’s Democrat Club
On Thursday, June 18, the Sussex County Women’s Democrat Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. The guest speaker is Hugh Leahy from the Delaware Community Foundation. Contact Catherine King for details and reservations at 628-9080 or e-mail Ladyedk@comcast. net. Members are asked to bring a friend. Guests are always welcome.
Historical Society picnic
The annual picnic for members of Seaford Historical Society will be held on Sunday, June 28, at the VFW Pavilion on Middleford Road at 6 p.m. Each family is asked to bring a covered dish of vegetables, salad or dessert. Chicken and beverages will be provided. The charge is $5 per person. Anyone who would like to attend but is not a member may join that evening. Membership costs $20 per person or $35 per family. Reservations must be made before June 22 by calling Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788. 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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Church Bulletins Old Christ Church opens
As the weather turns warm and the breezes blow gently off Chipman’s Pond, our minds turn once again to events at Laurel’s historic treasure, Old Christ Church. The church opened for services on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, and will continue through the first Sunday in October. All services begin at 9:30 a.m. with the exception of the Blessing of the Animals, at 4 p.m. This year, the SPCA will join in the Blessing of the Animals and all donations will benefit the SPCA. All services will be led by the Rev. Blanche Powell and Ken Athey. Music will be provided by Janet Jones. There will be a concert of vocal music at Old Christ Church on Chipman Pond in Laurel, on Sunday, June 14, at 3 p.m. Performers will be the ensemble singers from the Southern Delaware Choral Society as well as two sopranos and two tenors. They will be performing varied selections from classical to folk songs and hymn arrangements. Old Christ Church is 237 years old and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The church is unique in that it’s never been altered from its original condition. A free will offering will be taken up at the concert to benefit the church. For information or directions, call 228-6097. The church will open for tours during Laurel’s 4th of July celebration at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tours will be led by Vice President Kendal Jones. 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.
Jerry Jones to perform
Christ United Methodist Church in Federalsburg, Md. welcomes Country Gospel Music Association’s Jerry Jones on Sunday, June 14, at 11 a.m. for morning worship. The public is invited to attend. In 2004, 2005, and 2006 Jerry was awarded “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Songwriter of the Year” for the eastern United States. Jerry has shared his songs on the television show “Music City Gospel Showcase” in Nashville, Tenn., where he was nominated for “Male Vocalist of the Year.”
Delaware Teen Challenge
Delaware Teen Challenge Fundraising Banquet will be Friday, June 19, at 7 p.m. at Sam Yoder’s Community Building, 89 Hunting Quarter Road, Houston. Tickets are $15 and includes dinner, beverages and program, Teen Challenge Choir and Testimonies. For tickets and table reservations of eight contact Sue Bramble at 629-2559. Love offering to follow. Guest speaker: Pastor Tim Dilena, visiting pastor at Times Square Church. Pastor Tim has been the visiting pastor at David Wilkerson’s Time Square Church for the last 12 years, where he ministers monthly. He has written for magazines and periodicals and has his own Christian
Perspective Column in a Detroit Entertainment Magazine. He is a contributor to the Thomas Nelson “Revival Bible.”
Travis Lee Band in concert
The Travis Lee Band will present a worship concert on Wednesday, June 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church. The concert, which is for youth and young adults, is free; CDs will be available for purchase and an offering will be taken. There will be time to hang out with the band and enjoy light refreshments after the concert. The Travis Lee Band, headquartered in Missouri, has opened for ZOE Girl and was a finalist in the Christian Artist Talent Search in 2005. The band recently toured Zambia and led worship throughout the U.S. and Canada with organizations such as Centrifuge Camps and World Changers. Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road in Seaford. For more information, call the church at 629-5600.
A-Y-C-E Fish Fry
Centenary United Methodist Church, 200 W. Market St., Laurel, will host an all-you-can- eat fish fry dinner on Saturday, June 13, 4-7 p.m. Adults are $10, Children (6-12) $5, (under six years of age are free).
Free community luncheon
Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community luncheon (subs and
homemade ice cream) on Saturday, June 20 from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard (west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town). Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.
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. Look for our logo on the window. You are invited to worship with us. 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. In addition to Laurel, Missions in the Appalachians in Kentucky and West Virginia; migrant farms on the Eastern Shore of Delaware and Maryland; Native American Indian Reservations on the East Coast; communities in Jamaica, West Indies; and the Royal Family Kids Camp in Pennsylvania have all been supported by VIGT.
DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship CHURCH OF CHRIST
Sunday Family Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. 94 Walnut Street, Laurel, DE (across from GameZone) 302-875-7873 www.laurelnazarene.org
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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
DIAL DAILY DEVOTIONS: 875-4309
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.
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
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Laurel Baptist Church VBS
Vacation Bible School (Theme: Wildwood Forest) is scheduled for June 22-26 at Laurel Baptist Church from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Ages three years to sixth grade. For details call Pastor Steve Booth at 8752422.
Church observes Ascension Day
The Parishioners of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church recently observed Ascension Day, Pentecost and Trinity Sunday. On Pentecost, which commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in a rush of fire, parishioners wore red.
VBS at Union UMC
Vacation Bible School will be held at Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville on June 22-26 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Program is for ages 3 to grade 5. Free dinner served. For details call 302-3377409.
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A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on June 21. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302674-5781.
Centenary UMC VBS
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will be holding Vacation Bible School, entitled Son Rock Kids Camp, from June 22-26, 9-11:30 a.m. Children from the ages of 3-12 years are welcome to attend. Each day children will learn through the Bible story, music, songs, crafts, games and snacks. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register by picking up a form at the church office. For details contact Sharon Whaley at 875-2778.
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health concern, it’s important to contact a doctor. 10 warning signs • The house is cold, the telephone is cut off. • Losing track in a conversation, forgetting the names of children, grandchildren, the day of the week, etc. • The death of a spouse. • The refrigerator and cupboards are half empty even though you know the relative can still get out. • Personal hygiene is poor. • Constantly making excuses when asked to go somewhere or do something, or wanting to be alone. • Sudden weight loss. • Never cleaning or delaying home repairs. • Failure to take prescribed medications. • Behavior changes. “The best way to keep track of a senior family members situation is to keep in touch with them,” says Stetzar. “Visit or call often and use one of the warning signs as a way to approach the topic if needed. If you can’t be there, hire an in-home caregiver.”
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
Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor
WEDNESDAY SUNDAY Sunday School......9:45 a.m. Prayer & Praise 7:00 p.m. Worship...............11:00 a.m. Patch Club (kids) 7:00 p.m. Eve. Worship........7:00 p.m. Youth Group 6:00-8 p.m.
Messiah’s Vineyard Church Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel
PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956
Sun. 9:30 am Wed. 7:00 pm
Children’s Church • Nursery
SEAFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Senior Minister: Dr. Carl G Vincent Senior Pastor: Pastor Barry B. Dukes wwwmessiahsvineyard.org
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH
PRE-SCHOOL - 12TH GRADE - Office 629-7161 Quality Traditional Education Since 1973 Fully Accredited By Middle States in ACSI
A Cooperative S.B.C. Church 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE
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”
532 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Redemptorist Fathers • 629-3591
MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 4:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
11 AM and 6 PM ~ Sunday School 9:45 AM
Ministry for the wholef amily 7 PM
Pastor Stacey Johnson 302-877-0443
28261 Seaford Rd., Laurel, 2 miles N. of Laurel on Alt. 13
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
Front & King St., Seaford, DE 629-7979 Holy Eucharist: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Forum: 10:30 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby-Coladonato, Rector
Seaford Church of Christ Acapella
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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MORNING STAR • JUNE 11 - 17, 2009
Obituaries Stella Mae Lewis, 83
Stella Mae Lewis of Seaford, died on Monday, June 1, 2009, at the Seaford Center. She was born in Seaford, a daughter of James and Lillie Wyatt. Stella was a wonderful homemaker and will be dearly missed by her son, Tommy Lewis and wife Linda of Lewes; daughters, Carol Cook and husband Bob of Lewes, Charlotte Clark and husband Bobby of Smyrna, Lillie Stivers and husband Tom of Smyrna, Susie Spicer and husband Jimmy of Seaford and Lynn Rogers and husband John of Seaford; a sister, Edna Roberts of North Carolina; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces
and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Albert Lewis; brothers, Willard and Roma Wyatt; and sisters, Pearlie Huffman, Rosalie Hawkins and Johnsie Wyatt. The funeral was held at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel, on Tuesday, June 2. The Rev. Ronnie Wyatt officiated. Interment was in Blades Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Stella Mae Lewis’s name to: Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.
Josephine B. Howard, 70
Josephine B. Howard of Dagsboro, passed away at her home on Friday, June
Answers from the Bible
Pastor Gerald Cliver
Why can't God destroy Satan? Or is it part of the "master plan" to allow Satan to run amok in the world?
Good and Evil co-exist and always have. You can not have one without the other. Just like light and darkness. Up must be up always and can never be down, so God is Good and can never be other wise, not in the past, today or in the future According to the Word of God, Satan is Evil and the source of Evil, God is the source of Good. God has warned that a day is coming when He will separate Good from Evil forevermore. That day is judgment day when all will be judged. While we may not fully understand, it is obvious that Good and Evil will co-exist until that time of separation. Just as up must be up and down, down so light is not darkness. "This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all." 1John 1:5 Light has power over darkness so turn to the source of light, the source of Good, to build your eternal future.
What Must I Do to Be Saved? Acknowledge your sin and place your trust in Christ. All who place their trust in Christ in this way are adopted as God’s children. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. ~ Romans 3:23 The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 6:23 God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. ~ Romans 10:9
5, 2009. She was born in Lewes, a daughter of Joseph and Ellen Collins Bailey. Josephine was a loving homemaker and mother and is survived by her daughter, Nancy Howard of Dagsboro; her brothers, Nathan and Warren Bailey; and sisters, Shirley Hughes, Barbara Parker and Sarah Parker. She is also survived by a grandson and several nieces and nephews. Her husband Paul A. Howard Jr. and a son PV2 John Lee Howard, preceded her in death. The memorial service was held at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel on Tuesday June 9. The Rev. Roland Tice officiated. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Seaford.
William Dickerson Jr., 75
William Dickerson Jr. of Smryna,
In Loving Memory of
Russell C. Hastings 05/01/1947 to 06/10/2006
A Wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Son. It has been three years and you are missed very much but your memory will live on in our hearts forever. Your spirit lives on in the family that you treasured and the farm that you loved. We love you and think of you every day.
Love, Your Family
passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2009, at the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill. Graveside services were held at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery in Laurel on June 2. Arrangements are by Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home.
Deborah D. Johnson, 51
Deborah D. Johnson died on Monday, June 1, 2009. The funeral was held at Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel on June 5. Burial was in Milford Community Cemetery. Arrangements by Cranston Funeral Home.
W. Burnley Wyatt, 87
William Burnley Wyatt of Federalsburg, Md., died on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at Memorial Hospital in Easton, Md. The funeral was held on Monday, June 8 at Union United Methodist Church in Federalsburg. To share memories, visit www. framptom.com.
MORNING STAR • JUNE 11 - 17, 2009
Couch named ‘Staff of the Year’ Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware President/CEO George Krupanski has announced Chris Couch, program director for the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, as the recipient of the Joseph Dulin Staff of the Year award. A special announcement and presentation took place during the April B&G Clubs of Delaware corporate board meeting. Couch was recognized for the following attributes: dedication to the job, a concern for the well being of children, support for the mission of the Boys & Girls Club, con-
cern for the welfare of other staff, a positive role model, leadership and innovation. Prior to his appointment as program director, in 2002 Couch served as a youth counselor. In 2004, he was appointed to the position of education director. Couch is an honors graduate of Wilmington College and Delaware Technical College with a background in Early Childhood Education. He has been a Junior Varsity Wrestling coach at Sussex Technical College and served with the Ocean Rescue at Dewey and Bethany Beaches.
Woodland Ferry is out of order
Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware “Staff of the Year,” Chris Couch, is shown working with youth who are part of the Delaware Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. The program is operated as a partnership between the Seaford School District and Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware at Western Sussex and gives students academic, recreational and life skills training after-school. Photo by Tony Windsor
The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) admits that it was spoiled by its 40-year-old friend, Virginia C, otherwise known as the previous Woodland Ferry. She ran like a dream until her legacy ended due to natural causes in 2007. Whenever you get something new it is expected to be perfect, but unfortunately this is not the case with our new Woodland Ferry, the Tina Fallon. Maybe the Nanticoke River wants her old friend back, or the gods of the seas are just not looking favorably on our little stretch of the waterway. Whatever the problem, DelDOT intends to stand behind the Woodland Ferry, mending her thruster and nurturing her back to good health and operation. Since the thruster oil leak was discov-
Dedicated in loving memory
Deliverance Service June 14th at 4 pm
Refreshments served after service. If you are suffering from an addiction, if you need healing or prayer, come to our service!
10016 Concord Rd., Seaford, DE 19973 Bishop Frank G. Henson, Pastor
Prayer Wednesdays at 7 pm Bible Study Fridays at 7:30 pm Sabbath Saturdays at 11 am Sabbath School Saturdays at 5 pm
...still a fresh choice for any occasion.
A Gift That’s Always Welcome
John’s Four Seasons FLOWERS & GIFTS
Stein Hwy. at Reliance • John Beachamp 302
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Kate Puzey to
Elder Motley will be conducting the service.
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ered on Tuesday, May 26, the ferry will remain down for at least the next few weeks. This will allow the entrapped fishing line, which originally caused the leak, to be removed from the thruster. It will also be an opportunity to take the thruster apart for further inspection and repair. DelDOT apologizes for the interruption of service, but will not operate the ferry when it poses a safety hazard to passengers, animal habitats or the fish. Public safety is our paramount concern. To address the public’s need for information on whether the ferry is up and running across the river, motorists can contact DelDOT’s Office of Public Relations at 1-800-652-5600.
on her birthday on June 19th. She was tragically taken away from her family and all who loved her on March 11, 2009.
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All the things that were precious to us, To feel your touch, To have a hug from you, Or talk to you and see your smile. A smile like a blossom unfolding its pedals to the sun, Glowing in Heaven’s light. Each thought and memory is meant to say, You are remembered and missed every minute of the day, We wish we could spell out all our thoughts in words, How much we miss you day by day, And wish you were here so we could say Happy Birthday, And bring back all the love and happiness you gave us. All the joy we shared together, Are precious memories we hold so dear, And keep you forever near. Your love will never be lost, It will always flow back to us, And soften and purify our hearts. Our deepest thoughts will always be We love you our beautiful, sweet Kate. Sadly missed by your Aunt Brenda and All Who Loved You.
MORNING STAR • JUNE 11 - 17, 2009
Taking advantage of the fifth element of flavor
When you taste a food that has a savory quality that leaves you tantalizingly satisfied you may thank oretta norr umami. We’re all familiar with the four basic tastes of sweet, sour, salty and bitter but in 1908 a fifth taste was identified. This is what the Japanese call “umami”. Art Culinaire says that umami is a Japanese word that roughly translates as “robust” or “delicious.” Umami can also be described as heartiness, savoriness, or fullness Optional- Cook the dumplings according of the mouth. Although umami was identi- to package directions for potstickers. Serve fied early in the 20th century, it wasn’t dumplings on the side of soup. until 1990 at an international symposium that umami was widely accepted as the Grilled Chicken Salad fifth basic taste and not a flavor (which inRecipe Courtesy of Kikkoman 2009 cludes the element of smell) as many chefs previously contended. Serves 4 Ingredients that contain umami make 1/4 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce the dish pop. 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar Mushrooms, parmesan cheese, soy 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil sauce are three of meal-poppers that pro1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil duce this fifth taste. International dishes 1/4 cup each chopped fresh basil and that contain umami include Japanese chopped fresh mint broths, true Italian pizzas and French 2 fresh garlic cloves, minced sauces. 1/4 teaspoon Asian chili paste with garTry these dishes that are awash in the lic savory fifth element. 3 tablespoons honey 4 boned and skinned chicken breast Chinese Dumpling Soup halves Recipe courtesy Food Network Magazine 1 10-ounce bag European-style salad greens Serves 4 - Makes 11 cups 1 cucumber, thinly sliced 8 cups low-sodium chicken or mush1/4 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted room broth Optional garnish - additional fresh basil 1 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and and mint julienned or cut into match sticks Signature Sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce, preferably dark Blend together soy sauce, vinegar, oils, 1/4 cup Shaohsing rice cooking wine or basil, mint, garlic, chili paste and honey in pale dry sherry a small bowl. 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar/or 2 tablespoons black vinegar Remove 1/3 cup Signature Sauce and 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil reserve. 1 teaspoon sugar Pour remainder into a zip-top plastic Pinch of salt bag and add chicken breasts, coating all 2 carrots, thinly sliced on the bias- about sides well. Place in refrigerator and let 1 cup marinate, turning occasionally, for at least 24 frozen Chinese dumplings, pork, an hour. shrimp, or 1 pound package Preheat outdoor grill to medium. 3 scallions (white and green parts), Remove chicken from marinade, disthinly sliced carding marinade. Place chicken over me4 cups bag baby spinach dium grill fire for 7 to 9 minutes on each chopped cilantro (optional) side, or until tender and done. (Or, place Asian chili paste (optional) chicken on rack of broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat source 7 to 8 minutes Put the broth, ginger, soy, wine, vinon each side, or until chicken is no longer egar, sesame oil, sugar and salt in a soup pink in center.) pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove chicken to a cutting board, Adjust the heat so the broth simmers and tenting with foil to keep warm while it cooks to lightly flavor with ginger, about rests for about 5 minutes 10-15-minutes. While chicken is resting, toss greens Add the carrots, and simmer until tenand cucumber slices with the reserved der and cooked through, about 5 minutes. marinade mixture that has NOT been used Just before serving, add the dumplings, to marinate the chicken, then divide greens cook for 3 minutes, stir in the scallions evenly among 4 serving plates. and spinach and cook until the greens wilt, Cut chicken breasts against the grain about 1 minute. crosswise into approximate 1/2-inch slices. Divide among warm bowls and serve. Place over salad greens and sprinkle with Serve with chili sauce on the side if depine nuts, as well as additional basil and sired. mint leaves.
The Practical Gourmet
GARDEN WALK - The Sussex County Master Gardeners invite the public to a free Garden Walk at the Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden in Georgetown on Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m. A number of Master Gardeners will be available to provide information and help on a wide variety of gardening topics including: lawns, vegetable gardens, perennial gardens, shrubs and insects. For more information, call 302-856-2585, ext. 540.
Harvest Christian Church invites you to
FAMILY FUN DAY!
Sunday, June 14th, 2009 10 am to 3 pm 8697 Ockels Rd., Seaford
10:00 am 10:30 am
BALLOONS 11:00 am
FACE G PAINTIN
11:15 am 12 noon 12:15 pm 1:00 pm
Church Tours & Door Prize Entries Music performed by the HCC Worship Band Final Door Prize entries received. Kids released to Youth Leaders Fun & Engaging Interactive Message Door Prize Drawing Lunch under the big tent Outdoor activities commence. Children & Teens must be accompanied by an adult.
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Fore more info visit ww.harvestchristianchurch.net
MORNING STAR • JUNE 11 - 17, 2009
Bruce Farrelly: Another great community person
The other day my mom, Dot Murphy, had a visitor at LifeCare at urPhy at Lofland Park. “Don’t know who I am, do you?” the visitor asked. “Yes, I do. You’re Bruce Far“I just thought you relly,” said my mom. Bruce in his early years in Laurel lived on 9th would like to be reStreet, one street over from my mom’s home and back then every- minded of what great body knew everybody. people we have in In Bruce Farrelly’s case they our community...” still do. Bruce turned 90 on May 19 and is seen daily throughout the Laurel Community. His life story is one of optimistic thoughts, deep faith and taking life day-to-day as it is given. Bruce would not let me write this without commenting that another Christ Church member Sara Ellis turned 90 on June 8. Happy Birthday, Sara. Now, back to Bruce. Born in England, he lived in Cuba while his dad was in the military and coming to the U.S. lived in various areas of New England, before finding his way to the Eastern Shore in the Snow Hill, Berlin area in 1940, before coming to Laurel in 1943 with wife Eunita and a young son Rick. We lived on 9th Street, rent was $4 per week and that’s how you paid it, as Harly Hastings did not want to lose that extra week’s rent that was in some months,” said Bruce. In 1949, Bruce, being a “Jack-of-alltrades,” started a Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning business, and in 1950, he went into the oil business at the present location on Central Avenue. For you that can remember this, about this time, The Bruce Farrelly makes the morning cofDutch Inn had just been built and now fee at Laurel Petroleum. Photo by Pat Bruce’s soon to be thriving business was Murphy next door. In 1956, he built his present house on Brooklyn Avenue and moved in was delivering for brother, Mark, who had gone out for football. A marker at on Memorial Day. the Little League Park hangs on the clubAlso building about this time were house wall in memory of Kit. his great neighbors, Roland Lowe who In 1980, Bruce decided he wanted to worked for Valliant’s and Lloyd Foster, “test the waters” and he did, as he bought the shop teacher at Laurel High School. his own sailboat, “Spring Tide.” Lloyd’s wife, Verna, was the librarian at He also turned the business over to the still new library as Laurel was in a son, Mark and wife Nancy, and it congrowing mode that by the 1960s seemed tinued to run smoothly, as it does today, to die out. although the plumbing side of the busiAlong the way the Farrelly family ness has been sold by Nancy to Craig grew to five children, Rick, Mark, Kit, Smith and the Heating and Air to Ben Ann and Phoebe. Eunita and Bruce have Lowe. Bruce sailed for more than 20 had enough heartbreak to last several years, often taking Eunita with him going families a lifetime starting with their to the Caribbean, Florida, Bahamas and young son, Kit, who was killed in an acother destinations. Bruce also sailed for cident delivering newspapers in 1962. He
other people. One of his favorite partners on sailing voyages was the late Victor Blackmore. Tragedy again struck the Farrellys a few years ago when Mark passed away. Mark, like his parents, was a tremendously talented person. I flew with him a couple of times in his small plane, out of Laurel Airport. He helped me get the aerial pictures of Delmar’s old school razing. Mark was a tremendously friendly, well-liked individual, “a chip off the old block you might say.” Once again, the Farrellys’ faith and “One-day-at-a-time,” philosophy brought them through this. The Farrellys have seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. They are especially proud of one of Ann’s children, who recently graduated from law school. Bruce is a 32nd degree Mason, former Lion’s Club member and the Farrellys have been members of Christ United Methodist Church since 1945. Now Mark’s former wife, Nancy Allen, runs the business and she and Bruce Farrelly are still very close, “Nancy is my adopted daughter,” says Bruce, who continues to come in early every morning to fix the daily coffee, read the paper, feed his dogs, or watch the business while Nancy has an appointment. Bruce has had a garden just south of the building for more than 50 years and you can see him working it often. Oh, yes, Bruce is the church historian and get this, the author of two books about his growing up in Snow Hill. You’ve heard this many times, but it seems to be true, Bruce grew up during the depression and it gives him a great sense of thankfulness and optimism. Bruce saw my mom that day. I am sure, when he had gone to see church member, Lucy Lutz, at Lofland Park, he found time to visit others. Living each day to the fullest. I just thought you would like to be reminded of what great people we have in our community and we all know each other, it seems. I was going to write about the ferry being down again, but I think this is better, much better.
Don’t forget Bethel’s Yard Sale is this Saturday, June 13.
I guess our representative, Biff Lee of 41st District has fallen on hard times. It appears he owes Johnny Layton, the “Million Dollar Painter” of the Delmar Round Table fame, 15 cents. This is after Layton gave him a huge discount on a paint job. This time I’m taking Johnny Layton’s word for this; he tells it like it is, even though he may have several versions of it. It was good to hear from class of ’63 Laurel High School member Charles Brittingham the other day. That call came from Seattle, Wash., where Charles has lived for several years. He gets his paper about one week after the locals do and he wanted to know how Al Phillips was doing; not knowing Albert had passed away. We talked a good while and he had many stories about Albert of course. Charlie lived right around the corner from Al on 4th Street. One story involved several mischievous boys staying together overnight at Charlie’s. It appears Albert went to sleep and Alan Hill, Charlie and others painted Albert with Iodine. Charlie really enjoyed telling those stories. But he also told me that his medical problem is very similar to Albert’s. Charlie has had a procedure called a PPI, or something like that, which is helping so far. He did say to tell everyone in Laurel, “Hi.” Now if I can just hear from Ken Brown. For the more than 200 people who attended the Laurel Post 19 American Legion’s Ceremony on May 25, you may have noticed a flag picture drawn by students at North Laurel School. Danielle Jackson is the art teacher and Doris Kernigan of Post 19 Auxiliary wanted me to mention this fine group of third graders. Oh yes, Post 19 outgoing Commander Jim Moore made my day recently, as I listened to his recorded message. “Pat, you can call me on my cell at…, uh, at… what is that durn number? It’s, well… and finally after much laughter, he comes through with it for me. It doesn’t get any easier does it, Jim? You reminded me so much of myself and it provided a laugh for me the rest of the day.
The Lion’s Club fishing tournament on Saturday, June 6, was a tremendous success. There will be pictures in next week’s issue.
Have a great middle of June everyone and keep those laughs coming.
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MORNING STAR • JUNE 11 - 17, 2009
Entertainment Tickets now available for pageant
There’s something for everyone at Kids Fest. Here Mason and Mike Foxwell of Milford make their way through an obstacle course designed to challenge little ones. This year’s Kids Fest is Saturday, June 13 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington.
A day of fun at the Fairgrounds
Saturday, June 13 promises to be fun for the entire family at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Three big events will attract kids and grownups — the 12th Annual Kids Fest, the 9th Annual Antique Truck, Tractor and Car Show, and a Summer Quarter Horse Show. Kids Fest fun begins at 10 a.m. on the ice rink green and fills the day until 4 p.m. Free entertainment begins with the annual Teen Idol Contest from 10 a.m. until noon. Cakey’s Characters will perform at noon followed by Mark Lohr as “Mr. Jones” at 1 p.m. The Sankofa Dancers perform at 2 p.m. with Karaoke at 3 p.m. In The Centre Ice Rink, an end of season ice show, “Happily Ever After,” takes place at 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the rink; information is available at 398-5900. Kids Fest includes an inflatable fair with bounces and slides. A Healthy Kids Expo will feature hands-on activities along with information and education. Tying the event into National Get Outdoors Day, which is also June 13, are arts, crafts and activities using themes and materials from nature.
Colgate Country Showdown set The Colgate Country Showdown is making its 2009 appearance at the HarleyDavidson of Seaford Country Night Ridein and Party, and 100.9% Pure Country has been selected to host the 28th Annual edition of America’s Largest Country Music Talent Showcase and radio promotion. The event takes place on Friday, June 12 at 7 p.m.
Admission to the grounds for Kids Fest is free for kids and $3 for adults; ride and game tickets are 25 for $5; parking is free. Proceeds from Kids Fest benefit Boys & Girls Clubs. For more information, call 398-5194 or 422-4453 or visit www.kidsfestde.org. The weekend also includes a tractor show and horse show. The First State Antique Tractor Club presents a three day attraction - June 1214 - full of antique tractors, trucks and cars in the Kent and Schabinger buildings. There will also be tractor games, a parade of tractors, a kids pedal pull and musical entertainment. Admission and parking are free. Information is available at 302-875-7427 in advance or 410-924-0432 on show days. In the Quillen Arena, Quarter Horses will be in the middle of a three-day show series. The spunky horses, reported to be named for their legendary speed over a quarter mile, will vie with one another in classes that showcase good looks, training and performance. The abilities of their riders and handlers will also be tested. Call 302-284-2296 or 302-270-8999 for more information Over $200,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded in Colgate Country Showdowns held nationwide. A grand prize of $100,000 will be awarded at the televised national final. This year’s competitors are Scott Simpson of Chester, Md.; Lisa Larrimore of Cambridge, Md.; Lauren Shockley of Woolford, Md.; Pieces of Influence of Federalsburg, Md.; Matt Esham of Seaford; and Adam Ritchie of Gambrills, Md.
The Miss Delaware Organization announces that Miss America 2009, Katie Stam, will attend and perform at the Miss Delaware 2009 Pageant during the final night of competition, Saturday, June 13 at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover. A Miss America Reception for Katie will be held Saturday, June 13 at 6 p.m. on the Balcony of the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino Lobby with an admission fee of $10. Katie will be available for an autograph signing and photos. The Miss Delaware 2009 Pageant will also spotlight Galen Giaccone, Miss Delaware 2008. Galen made Delaware proud at the Miss America 2009 Pageant, as the winner of a Preliminary Talent Award and a Top Fifteen Finalist. The 68th Annual Miss Delaware Scholarship Pageant, “All That Glitters!” will be held in the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Dover. Preliminary competitions will be held on Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. Competition both nights will follow at 8 p.m. Final Competition will be held Saturday, June 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling Dover Downs Hotel & Casino VIP Services: for reserved table and riser seats
call 800-711-5882 or 302-857-3773; for Corporate Tables only (tables of 10) call Mark Zirilli at 302-857-3275. Tickets for Preliminary Night One, Thursday, June 11 are $20 for all seats. Tickets for Preliminary Night Two, FriGiaccone day, June 12 are $30 for reserved tables and riser seating, and $350 for corporate tables (tables of 10). Tickets for the Final Competition, Saturday, June 13, with a special appearance by Katie Stam, are $35 for reserved tables and Stam riser seating, and $500 for corporate tables (tables of ten). For more information, visit www.missdelaware.org.
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MORNING STAR • JUNE 11 - 17, 2009
Sussex Tech Graduation
Sussex Tech’s Alex Thomas celebrates graduation during commencement exercises last weekend. Photo by Mike McClure
“You have been a part of exciting times over the last four years. It is now time to look ahead,” Sussex Tech teacher of the year and co-class advisor Deborah Kenton told the school’s graduates during last weekend’s commencement exercises. Kenton also read Dr. Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go” during her speech. “I hope what you take away from this lesson is life is exciting. Make sure you’re doing exactly what you want to be doing in life.” Photo by Mike McClure
Sussex Tech’s Jenna Allen of Laurel hugs a fellow classmate during the school’s graduation ceremony last weekend. Photo by Mike McClure
Sussex Tech grad Heather Fuller does a little a dance on her way to receiving her diploma during last Saturday’s graduation before a packed house. Photo by Mike McClure
Lauren Joseph of Laurel poses for a photo after receiving her diploma during the Sussex Tech graduation ceremony last Saturday. Photo by Mike McClure
Sussex Tech Valedictorian Ashley Adams told members of the class of 2009 that will leave behind a legacy at the school. “Everyone of us will be leaving behind a legacy here at Sussex Tech. We must keep in mind it is not the end. We are already starting to leave behind another legacy.” Photo by Mike McClure
“Over the past four years we have endured the unendurable and survived what we thought would kill us,” Sussex Tech class president Rachel Southmayd told her classmates during last Saturday’s graduation ceremony. “I want to thank all of my teachers and classmates for shaping me into the person I am today.”
Seth Hastings of Seaford receives his diploma during last weekend’s commencement exercises at Sussex Tech. Photo by Mike McClure
Sussex Tech’s Nick Alberti receives his diploma during the school’s graduation ceremony last Saturday. Photo by Mike McClure
Salutatorian Tyler Justice told fellow members of Sussex Tech’s class of 2009 to “give it your best shot.” In whatever you do, strive to do the best with what you are given,” Justice said. “Striving for your best and failing is better than failing to strive for your best. To me, a person is only a failure if they don’t’ go out there and give their best.” Photo by Mike McClure
MORNING STAR • JUNE 11 - 17, 2009
Education Worcester Prep holds 37th annual commencement
The thirty-seventh annual commencement exercises at Worcester Preparatory School featured 51 graduates who in the fall will be attending 32 different colleges in 14 states. The Class of 2009 received 102 academic and merit scholarships, totaling over $3.14 million. Managing Editor/News Anchor for WBOC16/Fox21 News Steve Hammond, was the featured speaker. Other speakers included Molly Simons, class president; Charles R. Jenkins, president, Board of Trustees; and the Rev. Michael Moyer, Rector, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
New camps at Delaware Tech
Enroll your child in new educational camps and classes in June at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Children ages 12-14 will work as a team to solve a mock mystery in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” from Monday, June 22 to Friday, June 26, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; camp is co-sponsored by the Georgetown Police Department. Young musicians ages 6-11 can nurture their talent in “Introduction to Piano/ Keyboard” and “Introduction to Guitar” on Tuesday evenings from June 16 to July 14. Piano and keyboard students will learn the basic rudiments of music notation and work in groups to improve their performance skills from 4:30-6 p.m. Keyboard or access to piano is required for home practice. Guitarists will learn the basics with a primary focus on music notation and theory in a small, personalized class from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Students must have an electric or acoustic guitar. In “Adventures with Pirates – Treasures of the Sea!” children ages 6-11 will spend a fun-filled day discovering how pirates ruled the seas on Saturday, June 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students will be able to see, touch and learn about actual treasures including cannons, silver and gold coins, silver and gold bars and numerous artifacts in the Treasures of the Sea Exhibit on campus. Weekly theatre camps will meet Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning June 23. The camp instructor, Darlene Cole, is a professional teaching artist. Scholarships and sibling discounts are available. To find out more information
Graduates of the Class of 2009: (Row 1, from left) Alexandra Lewis, Ocean City, Md.; Jill Smart, Milton; Caitlin Miller, Ocean View; Rachel Sharp, Snow Hill, Md.; Skylar Wilson, Rehoboth Beach; Erin Ternahan, Bethany Beach; Meegan Jayne Smith, Ocean City; Samantha Taraila, Bishopville, Md.; Dominique Kunciw, Ocean Pines, Md.; Gina LaBarck, Ocean Pines; Mary Mazcko, Berlin, Md.; Manali Patel, Berlin; Brooke Bochinski, Ocean City; Marissa Moesle, Berlin; (row 2) Anna Townsend, Ocean City; Molly Simons, Seaford; Jacqueline Wangel, Berlin; Shelby Vane, Berlin; Katherine Twilley, Salisbury, Md.; Elizabeth Hudson, Berlin; Hilary Roughton, Selbyville; Sarah Ann Showell, Bishopville; Alexis Pedigo, Lewes; Laureen Rosa, Lewes; Courtney Spieker, Lewes; Alexandra Smith, Ocean City; Sophie Townsend; Ocean City; (row 3) Peter Buas, Ocean City; Lee Kendall, Berlin; Raymond Nichols, Berlin; Chase Harmon, Rehoboth Beach; Alex Hoshino, Berlin; Matthew Meinhardt, Ocean City; Thomas Hoffman, Ocean City; Andrew Canakis, Ocean City; Jack Townsend, Ocean City; Zachary Schroeder, Rehoboth Beach; Colton Bradley, Seaford; Zachary Harman, Ocean City; Joshua Berman, Bishopville; (row 4) Ivan Zorn, Ocean City; Zachary Moffitt, Ocean View; Chad Humphrey, Ocean City; Stephen Pappas, Ocean City; Michael Mollichelli, Ocean City; Evan Bauer, Roxana; Parker McIntosh, Berlin; Zachery Schmidt, Ocean View; Ross Roessler, Bishopville; Tyler Graves, Rehoboth Beach; and Chase Moore, Rehoboth Beach.
or to sign up, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.
Elliott graduates from USP
Elizabeth Elliott, daughter of Helen Elliott and the granddaughter of James and Ann Elliott of Laurel, recently graduated from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with a bachelor of science degree in medical technology and a minor in biology. Elizabeth completed her internship at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center in Manhattan, N.Y. She was hired by John Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Md., as a medical technologist in the Clinical Chemistry Lab.
Lauren E. Mills, daughter of John and Kathie Mills of Laurel and Susan and Rob Ryder of Seaford, recently graduated cum laude from Savannah College of Arts and Design with a bachelor of fine arts degree in fashion design. Lauren plans to work for a national designer label while pursuing her master’s degree.
Martin named to dean’s list
Matthew Martin of Delmar has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa. Martin is an archaeology/ culture of the Ancient Near East, religion major.
Angelyn Tinsman, a Seaford resident, has graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Marymount University in Arlington, Va. Tinsman, a politics major, graduated cum laude.
Phillips inducted into society
Cadet Jillian Phillips, the daughter of Vance and Lisa Phillips of Laurel, and a junior at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Va., has been inducted
into the French National Honor Society (FNHS). Students must maintain an A average in the language for three consecutive semesters and have an overall GPA of 3.0 to be considered for induction into the FNHS.
• JUNE 11 - 17, 2009
5 DIGIT DE TAG #38-226, blk./wh. porcelain tag incl., $650 OBO. 629-7140. 5/21
SELMER CLARINET in hard case, $60. 628-1880. 6/11
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‘86 LINCOLN TOWN CAR, $800 negotiable. Good running cond. 875-9401. 5/14
HP PRINTER, DeskJet 840, exc. cond., plus unused tricolor cartridge, $40. 629-8765. 6/11
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COMMUNITY YARD SALE, Wheaton’s, 24960 Dairy Lane (Rt. 20, 3 mi. west of 13), Seaford. 6/13, 8 am, selected gifts & home decor. Plus Community Tables! Cash only. 6/11
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YARD SALE, 6/13, 8-3. Antique furniture, Brindley china, collectables, clothing, home decor, househld items, garden stuff, more. Rain date, 6/14. No early birds please! 5022 Dublin Hill Rd., Bridgeville. 6/11 BARN YARD SALE, Thurs., Fri. & Sat., 6/11-6/13 & 6/186/20. Early 1900 RR luggage wagon, Winross truck collection, handcrafted car & truck collection, furniture, desks, tables, adult saddle, etc. 6479 Ry Rd., Bville. 3816119 for directions. 6/11
JAMES LAWN CARE, ‘A Cut Above The Rest.’ Family owned & operated. Free estimates. 302-536-7802.
CAMPERS/ TRAILERS ‘95 WINNEBAGO RIALTA 22’ MH, exc. cond., every option, low mi., BO over $12,000. Can be seen at 3265 Old Sharptown Rd. 875-3656. 5/14 TOW DOLLY: 2002 Demco Kar Kaddy with surge brakes & turning axle. Will accept up to 72” wheel base. $1,200. 628-4151. ‘97 STARCRAFT PU PopUp Camper, 8’, exc. cond., $2500 firm. 629-6592 o4 629-8206.
BOATS ‘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
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 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. GARDEN CART/WAGON, new, yellow, fold down sides, 1200 lb. cap., $65, 875-9431. 6/4
ATOMIC 4 MARINE ENGINE w/Walters V Drive. Rebuilt & bench tested. $2000. 628-0312. 5/28
UTILITY TRAILER, 5’ X 12’ Diamond C, New cond., garage kept, Bi-fold Gate, 3000 lb. GVW, 2yr. De tags, $1000 firm. 875-9431. 6/4
DR SET for sale. 2 piece hutch & dining room tablemedium wood finish. $750. 337-3063. 6/4
LANDSCAPING TRAILER, 5X10, reasonable price. 875-2893. 5/7
OLD WOOD SIDING, 500 sq. ft., $475. 846-9788. 6/11
BED FRAME: Queen size, cherry, $25. 628-0312. 6/4
2 NEW TIRES, P175/65 R14, $100. 875-9401. 5/14
‘92 F-150 Standard Bed, 4 wh. dr., AT, 41k mi., AC, cassette player, $3300. 629-8526. 6/11 ‘07 PT CRUISER, blue, AC, AT, 40k+ miles, (still has warranty). Selling for $11,500 (payoff value). 2451492 before 9 pm. 6/11
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FY 10 TEACHER VACANCY: Delmar School District/Delmar Middle & Senior High School is accepting completed District paper applications for the position of TEACHER OF INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY. Applicant must be Delaware licensed/certified preferably in Business Education. Closing date for application is June 15, 2009. Call Human Resources @ 302/846-9544 x111 for an application. EOE
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
COMPOSTER: ComposTumbler...large barrel-type. $50. 628-0312. 6/4 OVER 200 VHS MOVIES, $75. 628-1880. 6/4
ANT. CHILD’S CRIB/Youth Bed, $100. 629-2173.
COLOR TV’s, 25”, $35. 19”, $25. 628-1880. 6/4
WASHER & DRYERS FOR SALE, Repairs done also. 629-9809. 5/28/2t
RIDING LAWN MOWER, 12.5 hp, 38” cut, used 1 season. $735 OBO. Mike, 245-2278. 6/11 WINDOW AIR COND., 220 volt, 15,000 BTUs, Sears Kenmore, 25 1/2 x 18 3/4”, good cond., $125. 8469826. 6/11 LAZ-Y-BOY ROCKER Recliner, cranberry, almost new, $50. Dehumidifier, $50. 875-8677. 6/11
RECLINING MASSAGE CHAIR, black, $55. 6297920 or 443-783-0845. 5/28 SWIIMING POOL MOTOR & Filter by Hayward, $300. 875-5517. 5/28 BISSELL UPRIGHT SWEEPER with user guide & extra bags, good cond., $50 OBO. 410-896-3433. 5/28
2 VERTICAL BLINDS, grape color, 34 7/8”w x 58 3/4” L w/valances & hardware, like new, purchased fr. Home Dept. $100 OBO. 410-896-3433. 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 ACCORDIAN, full sized, exc. cond., $250. 16 78RPM records, variety, $25 for all. No Sunday calls. 629-4768. 5/21 QUILT & PILLOW SHAMS, $40. Computer desk, $35. 875-2233. 5/21 BABY ITEMS: Fisher-Price Kick ’N Play bouncy seat, $10. Cosco stroller, $20. Graco swing, $65. 8752233. 5/21 LEATHER CLUB ladies med. motorcyle jacket w/ zip-out Thinsulate liner, vest, chaps & riding gloves, pd. $250, worn 2x, $125. 875-2233. 5/21 GOLF CLUBS: left-hand XPC-200, $50; right-hd. Nomad, $100. 20” RCA XL100 TV, perfect cond., cable ready, $50. Hughes Network High-Speed Broadband Internet system w/satellite dish, $75. 8752233. 5/21 WICKER GROUP: Sage green, 2 rockers, side table & chaise, $400. 5-digit DE tag #55588, make offer. 875-2233. 5/21 SLEEP SOFA, LA-Z-BOY, like-new queen, stripe fabric, navy, tan, burgandy, $300. 629-6337. 5/14
GAS GRILL, Charm Glow, stainless, 4 burners & 1 side burner w/elec. igniters, 2 propane tanks, 1 full, 1 used 4 times; Outdoor cvr. & locking wheels, instruction booklet, 1 yr old $235. Must sell! 875-2460. 5/14 CRAFTSMAN RIDING MOWER, mid-engine, 13.5 hp, elec. start, 30” mower/ mulcher, hydrostatic drive, model 536.270282. approx. 2 yrs. old, Sears price $1399, asking $775. 6299083. 5/14 FIG BUSH $5. Gladiola bulbs, 5 for $1. 628-8639. ENTERTAINMENT CTR., oak, glass door w/5 shelves on left. Rt. side w/drawer & room for TV & VCR/DVD. $25. 536-7802. 5/7 ROTO-TILLER, Craftsman, 6.5 hp, 17”, rear tines, $500. 875-0688. 5/7 ELEC. RANGE, white, $75 OBO. 443-510-2447. 5/7 KIT. APPLIANCES: Sideby-side refrig., 20 cu. ft., water/ice in door. 30” Freestanding gas range. 24” built-in dishwasher. 30” Microwave hood combo, all white GE. All 4 $1100, you haul. 875-7775. 5/7 INT’L. 2 BOTTOM PLOW on Rubber, spare parts, great shape, new red paint, $275. 846-9788. 5/7 ATLAS BAND SAW on coaster stand, extra blades, $175. 846-9788. 5/7
ANIMALS, ETC. 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 HORSE TRAILER, factory built ‘88 model 2-hore, very little rust, must see. Tagged in Del. till 2010. Asking $1500 OBO. See at Kay’s Feed & Supplies near Laurel. 875-5907, lv. msg.
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LEGALS PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
You are hereby notified the below matters will be before: The City of Seaford Planning and Zoning Commission for their review and recommendation on Tuesday, June 30. 2009 at 7:00 P.M., in City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware; and, The City of Seaford Mayor and Council for their determination on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at 7:05 p.m., in City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware: 1) FHG Enterprises, LLC, property owner of Tax Map and Parcel 331 5.00 4.23, located on Venture Drive, in Ross Business Park, is seeking a sketch plan approval for the construction of a 9,388 sq. ft. warehouse and office building. 2) Case No. S13-09: The City of Seaford is seeking to subdivide 2.678 acres from Tax Map and Parcel 531 10.00 236 in Seaford Industrial Park. The site is located on Park Drive. If these projects are of concern to you and you wish to present your position or evidence, please attend this meeting. You may have counsel attend on your behalf. Issued this 11th day of June 2009 pursuant to the Ruels heretofore adopted by the City of Seaford. THE CITY OF SEAFORD Dolores J. Slatcher, City Manager 06/11/09 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 6/11/1tc
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BROAD CREEK HUNDRED Subd. #2007-39 Notice is hereby given that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, JULY 9, 2009, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of JESSE FREDERICK CONAWAY AND EVERETT T. CONAWAY to consider the Subdivision of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, by dividing 105.14 acres into 84 lots (Cluster Development), and a variance from the maximum allowed cul-de-sac length of 1,000 feet, located south of Road 78, 150 feet east of Road 490A. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this application may be examined by interested parties in the County Planning and Zoning Office, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 6/11/1tc NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BROAD CREEK HUNDRED Subd. #2007-40 Notice is hereby given that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, JULY 9, 2009, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of JESSE FREDERICK CONAWAY AND EVERETT T. CONAWAY to consider the Subdivision of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, by dividing 55.06 acres into 40 lots (Cluster Development), located south of Road 78, 150 feet east of Road 490A. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this application may be examined by interested parties in the County Planning and Zoning Office, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware.
If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 6/11/1tc NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NORTHWEST FORK HUNDRED Subd. #2007-41 Notice is hereby given that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, JULY 9, 2009, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Building, George town, Dela ware, on the application of GERARD BOURGEOIS, JR. to consider the Subdivision of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District in Northwest Fork Hundred, Sussex County, by dividing 3.62 acres into 2 lots, located west of Road 569, 850 feet north of Road 572. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this application may be examined by interested parties in the County Planning and Zoning Office, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 6/11/1tc NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING C/Z #1653 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on JULY 9, 2009, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing concerning the following proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Zoning Map by changing the following area: From an GR General Residential District to an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District for a certain parcel of land lying and being in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, land lying south of Route 20, 1,850 feet east of Road 483, to be located on 28.12 acres, more or less, and being lands of DEERFIELD MEADOWS, LLC. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M.
â€˘ JUNE 11 - 17, 2009 Text and maps of this proposal may be examined by interested parties in the Planning and Zoning Office, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 6/11/1tc NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Nanticoke Hundred Case No. 10432 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a special use exception as provided by: Chapter 115, Article IV, Subsection 115-21, Item A(5) of said ordinance of JOSE G. AND MARY E. GUTIERREZ who are seeking a special use exception to retain a manufactured home on less than ten (10) acres, to be located north of Road 592, 0.95 mile west of Road 565, being Lot A. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JULY 6, 2009, at 7:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. All interested parties should attend and present their views. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 6/11/1tc NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The following ordinance has been proposed at the regular meeting of the Sussex County Council on January 15, 2008: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING MAP OF SUSSEX COUNTY FROM A GR GENERAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO AN AR-1 AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT FOR A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN BROAD CREEK HUNDRED, SUSSEX COUNTY, CONTAINING 28.12 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, (land lying south of Route 20, 1,850 feet east of Road 483; application
PAGE 33 filed on behalf of DEERFIELD MEADOWS, LLC; C/Z #1653). Copies of the above ordinance are available in the Office of the Clerk of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware. Public Hearings thereon will be held in the Chamber of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on JULY 28, 2009, at 6:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. At that time and place, all persons interested shall have a reasonable opportunity to be heard. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 6/11/1tc
deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Administrators on or before the 14th day of January, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Administrators: James Robert Huston P.O. Box 465 Seaford, DE 19973 Carol Jean Huston 9131 Middleford Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/11/3tc
Estate of Beatrice Frye Laing, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Beatrice Frye Laing who departed this life on the 11th day of April, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Barry Johnson on the 4th day of May, 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 11th day of December, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Barry Johnson 647 Massachusetts Ave. N.E. Washington, DC 20002 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/11/2tnc
Estate of Herman Levater West, Jr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Herman Levater West, Jr., who departed this life on the 24th day of February, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Valvetta L. West, Crystal A. Woolford on the 26th day of May, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrices on or before the 24th day of October, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrices: Valvetta L. West 805 Woodland Mills Dr. Seaford, DE 19973 Crystal A Woolford 24160 German Road Seaford, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/4/3tc
Estate of Herbert F. Friedel, Jr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Herbert F. Friedel, Jr. who departed this life on the 20th day of May, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Shirley B. Bowden on the 28th day of May, 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 20th day of January, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Shirley B. Bowden 5067 Boyce Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/11/3tc
Estate of Nellie E. Huston Dolby, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Nellie E. Huston Dolby who departed this life on the 14th day of May, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto James Robert Huston, Carol Jean Huston on the 1st 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
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Estate of Dorothy S. Smith, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration WWA upon the estate of Dorothy S. Smith who departed this life on the 24th day of April, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Cathaleen S. Guessford on the 26th day of May, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix WWA without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix WWA on or before the 24th day of December, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix WWA: Cathaleen S. Guessford 415 Shepherd Ave. Cambridge, MD 21613 Attorney: James A. Yori, Esq. Fuqua & Yori, P.A. 28 The Circle Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/4/3tc
SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain piece, parcel and tract of land lying and being known as Parcel D situate in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, described more particularly as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a concrete monument found on the Southerly right of way line of Road No. 20-A; thence along a curve to the right having a radius of 571.81 feet, delta 21 degrees 56 minutes 43 seconds, an arc of 219.01 feet, a chord of 217.68 feet and a bearing of South 82 degrees 33 minutes 49 seconds East to a rebar found; thence with Road No. 516 South 26 degrees 57 minutes 20 seconds West, a distance of 199.27 feet to a concrete monument found; thence turning and with Parcel C, North 63 degrees 02 minutes 40 seconds West, a distance of 205.24 feet to a rebar found; thence North
MORNING STAR 26 degrees 59 minutes 20 seconds West, a distance of 126.54 feet home to the point and place of beginning, as shown on a plat by Temple-Sellers, Inc., dated September 26, 2002. AND BEING the same lands and premises which The Merle L. Embleton & Inez A. Embleton Charitable Remainder Trust, by the Mennonite Foundation, Int., as Co-Trustee and Merle L. Embleton, as Co-Trustee, by deed dated September 27, 2002 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware in Deed Book 2769, Page 213 did grant and convey unto RIGOBERTO RAMOS, in fee. Tax Parcel: 1-32-2.0844.00 Property Address: 11138 Church Road, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 6, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 10, 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 RIGOBERTO RAMOS and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/4/2tc
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SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 16, 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, with the improvements thereon erected, lying and situated in Northwest Fork Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware and being more particularly described in accordance with a recent survey by Ramesh C. Batta Associates, P.A., Land Surveyors, dated October 14, 1998, as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a concrete monument found in the southerly right of way line of Delaware Route 16 (70 feet wide) at a corner for this tract and for lands now or formerly of Cecil P. Howe; thence along the southerly right of way line of Delaware Route 16 North 86 deg. 09 min. 53 sec. East 155.67 feet to an iron pipe found, a corner for this parcel and for lands now or formerly of John H. McCall and Grace T. McCall, his wife; thence along a line of McCall lands South 15 deg. 40 min. 57 sec. West 150.32 feet to a point; thence South 86 deg. 20 min. 03 sec. West 95.40 feet along a line of McCall lands to a concrete monument found, thence South 08 deg. 36 min. 00 sec. West 82.83 feet to a concrete monument found, a corner for this parcel and for lands of Howe; thence North 01 deg. 48 min. 06 sec. West 222.42 feet along a line of Howe lands to the point and place of beginning and containing 19,438 square feet of land, be the same, more or less. BEING the same lands and premises which Scott R. Rust and Heather L. Rust, formerly known as Heather L. Hare, husband and wife, by Deed dated October 16, 1998 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2331, Page 94, did grant and convey unto Jennifer D. White, in fee. Tax Parcel: 5-30-2.0016.00 Property Address: 2670 Hickman Road, Greenwood Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driv-
• JUNE 11 - 17, 2009 er’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 July 6, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 10, 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 JENNIFER D. WHITE and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 16, 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 Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware known as Lot 21 of Mill Run Subdivision being described more particularly as follows to wit: BEGINNING at ½ “ pipe found along the most Northerly right of way line of County Road No. 632 (50’ r/w), said pipe being 0.61 mine more or less in a Easterly direction from the right of way line of State Route No. 36, said pipe also being a common property corner for this lot and Lot No. 20; thence turning and running with said common property
line for this lot and Lot No. 20, North 44 degrees 42 minutes 35 seconds East 1,088.33 feet to a ½ “ pipe found on line; thence continuing along said course 743.13 feet to a point having a total distance of 1,831.46 feet, said point also being located on a property line for lands now or formerly of John F. Clark; thence turning and running with said common property line this lot and partially with lands now or formerly of John F. Clark, South 34 degrees 09 minutes 45 seconds East 125.25 feet to a point, said point being a common property corner for this lot and Lot No. 22; thence turning and running with common property line for this lot and Lot No. 22, South 44 degrees 42 minutes 35 seconds West 658.34 feet to a ½ “ pipe found, having a total distance of 1,712.83 feet, said pipe being located on the Northerly right of way line of County Road No. 632, said pipe also being a common property corner for this lot and Lot No. 22; thence turning and running along said right of way line of County Road No. 632, North 82 degrees 50 minutes 04 seconds West 155.00 feet, home to the point and place of beginning. Be the contents thereof what they may as surveyed and shown on a plat prepared by Theodore B. Simpler, P.L.S., dated June 25, 2003. AND BEING the same lands and premises which Norman W. Steward and Sandra Steward, his wife by deed dated June 27, 2003 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware in Deed Record 2854, Page 108 did grant and convey unto RICHARD R. TEMPLE AND TRlCIA L. TEMPLE, his wife, in fee. Tax Parcel: 4-30-3.0054.00 Property Address: 12011 Utica Road, Greenwood Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 6, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 10, 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 RICHARD R. & TRICIA L. TEMPLE and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 16, 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, designated as LOTS NINETEEN (19), TWENTY (20), TWENTY ONE (21) AND TWENTY TWO (22) on a plot of “Lands of Charles G. Friedel” more particularly described in accordance with a survey prepared by Thomas A. Temple, Jr., dated September 8, 2000, as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at a concrete monument found on the South side of Road No. 534 (25 feet from the centerline thereof) a corner for this land and Lot 24; thence by and with Road No. 534, North 72 degrees 24 minutes 00 seconds East 101.64 feet to a concrete monument found, a corner for this land and Lot 16; thence turning and running by and with Lots 16, 17 and 18, South 27 degrees 55 minutes 00 seconds East 175.40 feet to a pipe found on the North side of Pine Street (20 feet from the centerline thereof) a corner for this land and Lots 18, thence turning and running by and with Pine See LEGALS—page 36
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PAGE 36 LEGALS - from Page 34 Street, South 62 degrees 05 minutes 00 seconds West 100.00 feet to a concrete monument found, a corner for this land and Lot 23; thence turning and running by and with Lots 23 and 24 North 27 degrees 55 minutes 00 seconds West 193.60 feet to the place of Beginning, be the contents thereof what they may. AND BEING the same lands conveyed unto Joseph S. Morris and Stacie V. Morris by deed of Roger E. Hammond and Althea Gail Hammond Trustees under revocable trust agreement of Roger E. Hammond and Althea Gail Hammond dated 11/23/94, deed dated October 6, 2000 and of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware in Deed Book 2528, page 17. Tax Parcel: 3-31-6.00271.00 Property Address: 9674 Tharp Road, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 6, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 10, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JOSEPH S. & STACIE V. MORRIS and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/4/2tc
MORNING STAR SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 16, 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 Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, being known and designated as LOT SIXTYONE (61), on a Plot of North Towns End II prepared by Miller-Lewis, Inc. of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Plot Book 87 at Page 141, and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron pipe (found) lying on the Southwesterly right-of-way line of Pleasant Drive (50’ right-of-way), said iron pipe (found) being 936.9 feet more or less to Turkey Branch Road and being a common boundary line for this lot and for Lot 60; thence by and with Lot 60 South 42 degrees 27 minutes 36 seconds West 261.00 feet to an iron pipe (found); thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this lot and for Lot 51 North 47 degrees 32 minutes 24 seconds West 127.00 feet to an iron pipe (found); thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this lot and for Lot 62 North 42 degrees 27 minutes 36 seconds East 261.00 feet to an iron pipe (found); thence turning and running by and with the Southwesterly right-ofway line of Pleasant Drive (50’ right-of-way) South 47 degrees 32 minutes 24 seconds East 127.00 feet home to the place of beginning said to contain 33,147 square feet of land more or less with improvements thereon as shown on a survey prepared by MillerLewis, Inc. dated March 22, 2006. BEING the same lands and premises which Robert W. Durham, Trustee under an Irrevocable Trust Agreement for the Benefit of Robert W. Durham, Jr. dated October 22, 1996 and NHC, Inc. a corporation of the State of Delaware, by Deed dated April 12, 2006 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3299, Page 14, did grant and convey unto Warren J. Bailey and Stephanie
L. Bailey, his wife. Tax Parcel: 4-32-6.00245.00 Property Address: 6502 Pleasant Drive, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 6, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 10, 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 WARREN J. & STEPHANIE L. BAILEY and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 16, 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 with improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the City of Seaford, Seaford Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, known as Lot 26, Section 4 of “Westview” and as shown on a survey by TempleSellers, Inc., dated July 7, 2005, more particularly de-
• JUNE 11 - 17, 2009 scribed as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a concrete monument found at a corner of this lot and Lot 28 and on the easterly side of Hickory Lane; thence with Hickory Lane, North 00 degrees 10 minutes 00 seconds East, a distance of 60.14 feet to a rebar found; thence with Lot 24 North 84 degrees 40 minutes 12 seconds East a distance of 144.67 feet to a fence post found; thence with Lot 25 South 02 degrees 57 minutes 26 seconds East a distance of 59.91 feet to a concrete monument; thence with Lot 28 South 84 degrees 40 minutes 12 seconds West, a distance of 147.95 feet home to the point and place of beginning, be the contents thereof what they may. AND BEING the same lands and premises conveyed unto BRANDY M. WIDDOWSON, by deed of Asset Development Company, LLC dated June 19, 2006 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware in Deed Book 3324, Page 323. Tax Parcel: 5-31-13.0564.00 Property Address: 513 Hickory Lane, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 6, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 10, 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 BRANDY M. WIDDOWSON and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 16, 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 and State of Delaware, more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron pipe found on the West side of U ,S, Road #13 (200’ right of way), a corner for this lot and lands now or formerly of Sussex Trust Company, said beginning point being 110 feet more or less South of County Road #534; thence, by and with US” Road #13, South 12 degrees 42 minutes 25 seconds West 155.73 feet to an iron pipe found, a corner for this lot and lands now or formerly of Star East, Inc.; thence, turning and running by and with lands now or formerly of Star East, Inc, North 77 degrees 18 minutes 05 seconds West 192.00 feet to an iron rod found, a corner for this lot; thence, turning and, running by and with lands now or formerly of Seaford Properties, LLC, North 20 degrees 48 minutes 52 seconds East 157.19 feet to an iron rod found, a corner for this lot: thence, turning and running by and with lands now or formerly of Sussex Trust Company, South 77 degrees 20 minutes 20 seconds East 169.83 feet to the place of beginning, containing therein 28,162 square feet of land, more or less as surveyed by MillerLewis, Inc., dated May 14, 1998. Tax Parcel: 3-31-5.0050.17 Property Address: Lot 3, Seaford Village Shopping Center, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of
the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 6, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 10, 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 ISLAND DEVELOPERS SEAFORD, LLC and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 16, 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 in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, being more fully described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a concrete marker on the Northwesterly side of the State Road leading from Seaford to Middleford, a corner for lands now or formerly of Betty J. Wainwright and/or Philip H. Wainwright, thence along said State Road South 53 deg. 20 min. West 100 feet to a concrete marker, thence with other lands of Victor E. Hurly North 36 deg. 40 min. West 325 feet to a concrete marker; thence North 81 deg. 56 min. East 113.8 feet to a concrete marker and corner See LEGALS—page 37
MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 36 of lands now or formerly of Betty 1. Wainwright and/or Philip H. Wainwright; thence along lands of said Betty J. Wainwright and/or Philip H. Wainwright South 36 deg. 40 min. East 270 feet to the place of beginning, also includes all of the land the full width of this lot down to the water edge. Containing within these metes and bounds 29,750 square feet of land, be the same more or less. BEING the same land and premises that James L. Brownlee and Erika Brownlee by deed dated April 25, 2007 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3516, Page 131, did grant and convey unto James L. Brownlee, in fee. Tax Parcel: 3-31-6.0018.00 Property Address: 9135 Middleford Road, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 6, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 10, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JAMES L. BROWNLEE and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/4/2tc
SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 16, 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 Town of Blades, Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, being deposited as LOT NO. 38, on the plot of MOORE’S ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF BLADES and being more particularly described as follows; BEGINNING at a concrete monument located on the eastern side of Route No. 13A (Market Street) said monument being 19.1 feet from the centerline of said Route No, 13A and being 70.5 feet from the centerline of Sixth Street and also being a corner for these lands and lands now or formerly of AR. Bowden; thence along lands now or formerly of A.R. Bowden, North 87 degrees 00 minutes East, 97.90 feet to a concrete monument and other land now or formerly of AR. Bowden; thence along lands now of formerly of A.R. Bowden South 04 degrees 59 minutes East, 49.2 feet to a concrete monument and lands now or formerly of Harvey D. Hitchens; thence along lands now or formerly of Harvey D. Hitchens South 86 degrees 09 minutes West, 102.4 feet to a concrete monument located at a 4 foot sidewalk on the eastern side of the aforesaid Route No. 13A; thence along these lands and said sidewalk North 00 degrees 09 minutes East, 50.75 feet to the place of Beginning, containing 5,000 square feet of lands, more or less. BEING the same property conveyed to Clinton David Dunn from Michael T. Ewton, by Deed dated February 15, 2000, and recorded on February 16, 2000, in Book 2461, Page 261. BEING the same land and premises that Clinton David Dunn by deed dated April 12, 2006 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3305, Page 235, did grant and convey unto Monty Twilley, in fee. Tax Parcel: 1-32-1.15151.00 Property Address: 602 South Market Street, Blades 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 July 6, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 10, 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 MONTY TWILLEY and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/4/2tc
SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 16, 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 improves thereon situate, lying and being in Little Creek Hundred, County of Sussex, State of Delaware, in or near the corporate limits of the Town of Laurel binding on the State Highway leading from Laurel to Sharptown and being more particularly described as follows: Being Lot No. 15, Plot A as shown on a plot of lots as surveyed by Raul K. Torbert in October 1934,
• JUNE 11 - 17, 2009 said plot being recorded in the Recorder of Deeds Office at Georgetown in Deed Book 297, Page 596, said lot lying on the North side of the State Highway leading from Laurel to Sharptown and beginning on the line of said State Highway and a corner of this lot and Lot No. 16 running in a Northerly direction 200 feet to the corner of Lot No. 18; thence along Lot No. 18 Easterly a distance of 50 feet to Lot No. 19; thence in a Southerly direction along Lot No. 14 a distance of 200 feet to the State Highway; thence with said State Highway Westerly a distance of 50 feet to the point and place of beginning, by the contents thereof what they may. Being the same lands and premises which Richard D. Ferguson, Charlotte Ferguson and Dorothy L. Vannoy did grant and convey unto Jacob H. West by deed dated July 17, 2006 and recorded on July 26,2006 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 03338 Page 263. Tax Parcel: 4-32-8.10104.00 Property Address: 9253 West Sharptown Road, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 6, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 10, 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 pay-
PAGE 37 able to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JACOB H. WEST and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain piece, parcel and tract of land being situate in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware described more particularly in accordance with a survey by TempleSellers, Inc. dated July 18, 2005 as follows to wit: BEGINNING at a pipe found on the southerly right-of-way line of Sussex County Road #552 (50’ RIW) said point also being a common corner for this parcel and lands now or formerly of Salvatore S., Jr. & Robin L. Guinta said point also being 520’ t/- from Co. Rd. 552; thence with said Guinta lands South 05 deg. 36’ 26” West a distance of 267.91 feet to a pipe found in the line of lands now or formerly of Sally M. Mckeever a common corner for this parcel and said Guinta; thence turning and with said Mckeever a common corner for this parcel and said Guinta lands; thence turning and with said line of Mckeever a common corner for this parcel and lands now or formerly of Dennis S. Kinnel; thence turning with said Kinnel lands North 02 deg. 20’ 42” East a distance of 237.20 feet to a pipe found on said right-of-way line of 552 at a common corner for this parcel and said Kinnel lands; thence turning and with said right-of-way line North 77 deg. 29’ 29” East a distance of 150.00 feet home to the point and place of Beginning said to contain 34,485 square feet of land be the same more or less. Being the same lands and premises which Viet Hoang Nguyen did grant and convey unto Christopher Williams by deed dated August 1, 2005 and recorded on August 15, 2005 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3184 Page 330. Tax Parcel: 5-31-9.00134.00 Property Address: 4226
Horseshoe Road, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 6, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 10, 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 BARBARA MILLERWILLIAMS (HEIR), CLADIA WILLIAMS, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS AND DARIEN HOPE ADKINS (MINOR HEIR) C/O HOLLY ADKINS (MOTHER & GUARDIAN) and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain tract, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex See LEGALS—page 38
PAGE 38 LEGALS - from Page 37 County, State of Delaware, and being more particularly described as Lot 10, being 1.0331 acres of land as shown on a plot entitled Star Partners, LP, dated December 16, 2003, prepared by Miller-Lewis, Inc., of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Plot Book 84 at page 62 be the contents what they may. Being the same lands and premises which Star Partners, LP did grant and convey unto Michael Shuck and Tina Shuck by deed dated February 26, 2004 and recorded on April 1, 2004 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2960 Page 277. Tax Parcel: 2-31-6.0028.11 Property Address: 20681 State Forrest Road, Georgetown 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 July 6, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 10, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax;
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MORNING STAR • JUNE 11 - 17, 2009 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of MICHAEL & TINA SHUCK and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/4/2tc SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, being known and designated as Lot No. 15, of “FLEETWOOD ESTATES”, and being more particularly bounded and described in Plot filed for record in Plot Book 65, page 224. Being the same lands and premises which James E. Davis and Catherine M. Davis did grant and convey unto David J. Ward and Marcia L. Ward by deed dated February 28, 2006 and recorded on March 1, 2006 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 03276 at Page 030. Tax Parcel: 2-31-18.0060.00 Property Address: 13998 Jana Circle, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash,
Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 6, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 10, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of DAVID J. & MARCIA L. WARD and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/4/2tc
Bryan’s Bowling Center has on June 9, 2009 applied with the Alcoholic Beverage Control (“Commissioner”) for a bowling alley and Sunday liquor licenses, located at 1103 South Central Ave. in Laurel. Persons who are against this application should provide written notice of their objections to the Commissioner. For the Commissioner to be required to hold a hearing to consider additional input from persons against the application, the Commissioner must receive one or more documents containing a total of at least 10 signatures of residents or property owners located within 1 mile of the premises or in any incorporated areas located within 1 mile of the premises. The protest(s) must be filed with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner at the 3rd Floor, Carvel State Office Building, 820 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. The protest(s) must be received by the Commissioner’s office on or before July 9, 2009. Failure to file such a protest may result in the Commissioner considering the application without further notice, input or hearing. If you have questions regarding this matter please contact the Commissioner’s Office. 6/11/3tc
I thought I finally met my hero, ‘the mosquito man’ I recently performed music for a graduation party ony indsor held at the home of Dan andSOMEONE TO DO YARD WORK, mowing & trimming, Carol Schreffler for their Our ability to deal with etc., $10 hr. 875-0115. 5/28 granddaughter, Rebecca’s, Personal Items for the heat had to have been graduation from high school. Sale. much better because we It an outstanding event PART-TIME JOB, handiNowas Vendors Please. knew of nothing better, and I had a blast. man, yard work. $8/hr. Call 629-9788, outside of taking turns I was talking to several Must have own transportasend to attended tion. Seaf. of the or people who sticking our heads in the area. 629-4529. P.O. Box 1000, the celebration. OneSeain par- 5/14/1t Frigidaire ford,was DEsomeone 19973.that I ticular had worked with profession-NEED HELP to do yard work Laually during his career at the & misc. chores outside. Now, it was important that the truck rel area. 875-0747. 3/26 Seaford and Laurel school districts and driver not see us or he would not turn mine with the local newspapers. on the fogger. Seems a bit strange to Ed Taylor was a former principal in me. I would think that hitting us with both districts and currently he and his a blast of this mix of insecticide poiwife, Mary Ellen, are offering their ser- son would have run a close second to vices as educational consultants. Durknocking off the mosquitoes. Personal Items for Sale. ing our conversation the So, my brothers and No of Vendors Please. in topic my childhood I and our friend Carey, Crisfield was discussed, Call 629-9788, would hide behind or send because to P.O. Box mainly it is1000, the the hedges in front of Seaford, DE 19973. subject of many of my our house and wait. weekly columns. Sure enough, as the Ed told me about a truck approached Miss job he had in Crisfield for a few years Townsend’s open field next to our during the summer months back in the house the fogger would come on and late 1960s. This raised my interest level thick fog would fill the streets. because these were prime time years At that moment, we would run out for me and my heathenistic activities. behind the truck and dance through the But, it was when he told me what his fog like Rain Forest pygmies on LSD. job was that my interest level shot up I can still see the shadowy figures of to sheer excitement. my colleagues as we tried to hold our It seems that as part of a special breath and move through the fog. This University of Maryland program, Ed was entertainment! worked in mosquito control. Now, I am not sure why each one of us did when you talk about mosquitoes in not develop a second and third head, Crisfield you are talking about a huge or our children were not born with six industry. feet, but so far there have been no ill Mosquitoes easily outnumber people effects. and crabs 5 million to one in Crisfield. So, you can imagine why I would These are not your run of the mill buzz- be so excited to learn I was now, as an ing, floating mosquitoes. The mosquiactive adult, talking face-to-face with a toes in Crisfield have their own cars. I man who had brought so much joy into guess there were so many mosquitoes our young lives as “the mosquito man.” in Crisfield we treated them like pets. However, as out conversation proThey were so big it seems they flew gressed, we decided that Ed Taylor was through town toting luggage and wearnot THE mosquito man. He had actuing boots. ally operated a different, larger truck What really excited me about my which focused on treating mosquito conversation was that I felt after over larvae. However, he was part of the 40 years I may have been standing face troop that battled the mosquitoes each to face with one of my childhood icons summer in Crisfield. – the mosquito truck driver. I have With no disrespect to Ed, I am afraid written about the summers of my youth each year the mosquitoes won. when my brothers and I would create So, the mosquito truck driver of fun out of the strangest of events. my childhood will remain a legend I am notWalk-in saying thatService life in Crisfield and anonymous. for Small Orders Actually, that may be in the 1960s was boring, but when you better for all. I am not sure this man Overnight on Large Orders consider such opportunities as watching would want to suddenly find out that Morning Dad clean out the outhouse as being en- asStar he innocently drove down the streets Publications, Inc.helping to rid the citizenry tertainment, there is something lacking. of Crisfield 628thrills West Stein However, another of our annual of the Hwy. plague of the mosquito, he was 19973 was during the summer when Seaford, the town DE also unleashing this poisonous fog on started spraying for mosquitoes. 629-9788 us children. My brothers and I could see the Especially when he learns that his ea.* thick, bluish-white fog as it appeared efforts *8 1/2 x 11 white copy did little to rid Crisfield of the at the end of Richardson Avenue. This misery of the flying, biting mosquitoes, signaled that the mosquito truck was or us heathen young’uns. headed our way. See LEGALS—page 35
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Writer’s block has fallen, I‘ve got nothing to write I thought that the problem was simply that I was hungry. ynn arks So I ate a piece of banana bread, still warm from the oven ‘Geoge Will himself and dressed up with sunflower couldn’t write under seeds, almonds and a chopped up such circumstances,’ candy bar. I mumble, peering The bread was delicious and through the keyboard. my hunger is gone. But that … Not that I want to wasn’t the solution. Still, I am write like George Will. unable to get started on this week’s column. “I can’t think of anything the work except they were absolutely to write!” I tell the cats. Uno looks at delicious. me — I could write, he seems to say, My husband was away for four nights about his recent adventure when he and I made it through by myself, keepinadvertently pushed out the screen in ing my cool even when I heard that the dining room window and ended up strange noise in the middle of the night. outside, someplace of which he has only Turned out to be the cats playing in the dreamed. But I just walked out the back kitchen with a pecan, still in its shell. door, went around to the side of the This weekend, my husband and I house, found him hiding in the bushes ventured out to dinner and the movies. and carried him back inside. Not much Nothing happened there — well, there of interest there. was that strange woman in the garden Perhaps, I think, my problem is not section of a store we went to, who tried me but my computer. It has been acting to explain to me that while the impatiens strangely recently, refusing to obey my I had picked out were very nice, there commands in one instant and the next was an even nicer selection in another instant obeying twice, closing two foldpart of the store. She was pointing toers when I wanted to close only one, ward the refrigerators. opening a file when I wanted only to But all in all, an uneventful week. I highlight it. might as well admit it — I have noth“George Will himself couldn’t write ing about which to write. The space to under such circumstances,” I mumble, which a handful of people — well, at trying to peer through the keyboard into least my parents — turn every week the inner workings of the computer. to find my musings will be empty, my Not that I want to write like George picture missing and the headline space Will; in an abdication of his intellect, vacant. he dismisses concerns about climate I’m deeply sorry. I wish that I had change, even ridiculing those who want been able to do better. But into the life us to cut our carbon footprint. of every columnist a little writer’s block If only I could talk with him, reason must fall. I can only hope that the fog with him — but my mind is wandering. has lifted by next week and that inspiraBack to my quirky computer. tion once again strikes. Maybe if I blow on it, I think. With Now that I’ve resolved myself to a our recent back porch renovation projblank space in this week’s paper, it’s ect, there has been a lot of dust in the not too soon to turn my attention toward air. Perhaps some of it has settled on next week. Step one: Start rebuilding my sensitive wiring. writing reserves. So I direct several good puffs of air I’ll do that with a second piece of bato the keyboard and to the two buttons nana bread. at the bottom that substitute for a mouse. It could be my imagination, but it does seem to be working better. So now, on with my writing. No more excuses. Still, nothing. I guess that the real problem is that nothing of interest happened last week. The poppy plant that I put in the ground last year bloomed, three papery blooms, red with nearly black centers. I stood and looked at them for a long time yesterday morning, feeling a foolish sense of satisfaction as though I and not the flower had produced the bloom. I harvested our pea crop, about a pint of shelled peas in all, hardly worth all
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Graduating seniors from the Seaford High School girls’ tennis team are shown (l to r) at the team’s banquet last Wednesday: Tyesha Ross, Whitley Maddox, Emily Hubbard, Kelly Kimpton, Kim Graves, and Aubrey Hastings. Missing are Jenn Scudder and Emily Nielson. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Seaford High girls’ tennis team holds annual banquet By Lynn Schofer
The Seaford High School girls’ tennis team held its banquet last Wednesday evening at Grotto’s in Seaford. Coach Robert Hastings thanked the parents, boosters, and assistant coach Gigi Dickerson for all the support throughout the season. The Seaford girls will lose a total of eight seniors including four that placed in the top three in the Henlopen Conference this year. Hastings could not pick one highlight of the season.
SPRING SPORTS- Seaford shortstop Haley Quillen throws to first during a varsity softball game. See page 44 for more spring sports photos in the Star Spring Sports Scrapbook. Photos by Mike McClure
“All the memories are special and it is nice working with girls who are not only outstanding athletes but are leaders in academics,” said Hastings. “The girls show a passion for game and give 110 percent. What else can you ask for, I have the best of both worlds.” Coach Hastings said next year will require rebuilding, but he looks forward to working with the players on fundamentals and building their experience. In 10 years of coaching girls tennis, the team finished with a winning record under Hastings. Continued on page 45
EYES ON THE BALLAlex Adams keeps his eyes on the ball for a hit for the Red Sox in last week’s Nanticoke Little League tee ball game. Photo by Lynn Schofer
PINK BALL- Last Wednesday the Heritage Shores Ladies’ 18 Hole Golf Association played “Pink Ball”. After removing her shoes to hit the ball out of the water, Geri DeToro was the only player to finish the round without having lost her pink ball.
Seaford Pop Warner football, cheerleading meeting is June 16
A parent meeting for registered and non registered Seaford Pop Warner football players and cheerleaders will take place on June 16 at 6 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club. The topic to be discussed is how to defer a portion of the cost of the registration fee. Anyone interesting in signing up for Seaford Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading are encouraged to attend as well as those that are already signed up. For information, registration packet, or questions please call 628-3789.
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TyAnna Handy of Laurel, center, finished first all around in the age nine Junior D division at the Maryland State Level 4 championships.
Chad Sturgeon- Sussex Tech First team All-Conference
Jenna Allen- Sussex Tech First team All-Conference
David Fluharty- Sussex Tech First team All-Conference
Zach Adkins- Sussex TechFirst team All-Conference
Local girls place in Maryland State Level 4 championships Hard work, dedication, and perseverance paid off for the Twisters gymnastics team out of Berlin which placed first in the state of Maryland with the highest allaround team score in history at the Maryland State Level 4 Gymnastics Championships held in May in Churchville, Md. Five of the six team members selected for having the highest all-around scores were from Twisters Gymnastics, placing them on the Maryland state team. Out of the 365 competing gymnasts, two local girls, TyAnna Handy and Mia Brown, were placed on that team. TyAnna Handy of Laurel competed in the age nine, Junior D division. She placed first on vault making her the vault champion with a score of 9.725; first on
Parker places 33rd in NJC Division III golf tournament Abi Brown- Twisters
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bars making her bar champion with a score of 9.850; first on beam making her beam champion with a score of 9.850; second on floor with a 9.550; and first all around with a record breaking score of 38.975. This all around score is the highest level 4 all around score in the state of Maryland. As a result of that score, she had the highest all-around score making her the number one seed on the Maryland state team. She was awarded an additional trophy, a state warm-up jacket, and will be featured on the Maryland State Women’s Gymnastics website for a year. Mia Brown of Laurel competed in the age 10, Senior B division. Mia placed first on bars making her bars champion with a score of 9.750; first on floor making her floor champion with a score of 9.80; she was second on beam with a 9.550; third on vault with a 9.575; and first all around with a score of 38.675. Out of the 365 girls, she was the number three seed on the Maryland state team. Mia was also awarded an additional trophy, a state warm-up jacket, and will be featured on the Maryland State Women’s
Travis Parker of the Delaware Technical and Community College, Owens campus, finished 33rd out of a field of 93 in the National Junior College DIvision III finals last week. His scores for the four rounds were as follows: 77, 78, 78, 75- 308 (+20).
Western Sussex spring sports athletes named to all-state teams The following Western Sussex spring sports athletes were named to the all-state teams: Baseball- third team- Zach Adkins, Sussex Tech, pitcher; Dylan Shupe, Delmar, pitcher; Chad Sturgeon, Sussex Tech, catcher; Shane Marvel, Sussex Tech, second base Boys’ lacrosse- third team- Jeff Mohr, Delmarva Christian, midfield Girls’ lacrosse- first team- Maxine Fluharty, Sussex Tech; second team- Meghan Whittington, Delmarva Christian Girls’ soccer- second team- Corie Elliott, Delmar Softball- first team- Brooke Tull, Sussex Tech, pitcher; Jenna Allen, Sussex Tech, first base; Alexis Oliphant, Laurel, center field
Gymnastics website for a year. Abi Brown of Laurel competed in the age 8, Child D division. She placed third on vault with a score of 9.550; second on bars with a 9.750; second on beam with a 9.500; ninth on floor with a 9.275; and second all-around with a score of 38.075. Out of the 365 gymnasts, she placed ninth. Sisters Sydney and Jenna Beard of Seaford joined the team in late February. Their scores contributed to the team’s overall success as well. Sydney com-
peted in the age 9, Junior D division. She scored a 9.10 on vault, 7.950 on bars, 9.150 on beam (7th), 8.825 on floor, and her all-around score was 35.025. Jenna Beard scored a 9.275 on vault, 8.900 on bars, 9.00 on beam (9th), 9.125 on floor, and her all-around score was 36.30. The Browns and Handy have already started training for the next level of competition – Level 5. Carmella Solito is the team’s head coach. Other coaches include Fran Fennell and Mr. Hastings.
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Seaford Stars of the Year
Male Athlete of the YearAlex Thomas- Sussex Tech
Sussex Tech senior Alex Thomas completed his stellar high school wrestling career in grand fashion by winning the conference and state titles earlier this year. The Seaford native recorded over 100 wins in his career and will move on to the college level later this year at Clarion University.
Male Athlete of the YearVincent Glover- Seaford High
Seaford’s Vincent Glover earned first team All-South honors in basketball, leading the Blue Jays in scoring throughout the season. Glover, who also played football, placed first in the 100 meter dash and third in the 200 meter run at the Henlopen Conference track and field meet. Vincent finished fourth in both events at the state meet.
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Male Athlete of the YearJorge Young- Woodbridge
Woodbridge senior Jorge Young tallied over 1,500 yards as the Raiders’ fullback. He was named first team all-conference as a linebacker and second team all-conference as a fullback and was also selected third team all-state as a linebacker. Young, who played a key role as a starter on the boys’ basketball team, will play football at Morgan State in the fall.
Female Athlete of the YearGrace Reardon- Woodbridge
As she has done throughout her high school sports career, Woodbridge senior Grace Reardon shined in all three sports seasons in her final year as a Raider. Reardon was named first team all-conference in field hockey and softball and first team All-South in basketball. Honorable mention- Paige Venables- Seaford; Kelly Kimpton- Seaford; Whitney Maddox- Seaford; Anitra Hughes- Seaford; Jamie Swain- Seaford; Kelsey JohnsonWoodbridge; Taija Maddox- Woodbridge; Brooke Tull- Sussex Tech; Maxine Fluharty- Sussex Tech; Paige Morris- Sussex Tech; Emily Pentoney- Delmarva Christian; Jen Carr- Seaford Christian; Yvens St. Phard- Seaford; Kirk Neal- Seaford; Lee Mayer- Seaford; Matt Lank- Seaford; Trevor Wescott- Woodbridge; Marc Nock- Woodbridge; Andre Dickerson- Woodbridge; Josh Smith- Seaford; Mykeal Purnell- Seaford; Micah Idler- Woodbridge; Andrew Townsend- Sussex Tech; Spencer Noel- Seaford; Tim Halter- Seaford; R.C. Jefferson- Woodbridge
MAJOR LEAGUE- Braves’ shortstop Austin Kraft shields the sun out of his eyes to make the catch that ended the inning against the Athletics in last week’s Nanticoke Major League baseball game. Coaches are asked to send results to the Star at sports@mspublications. com or 302-629-9243. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Woodbridge Pop Warner signups to be held June 14 The 2009 Woodbridge Pop Warner football and cheer leading signups will be held June 14 from 2-5 p.m. at the Greenwood Fire Hall. This is the last signup for the year. All payments and report cards are due by this date. All equipment and uniforms that were not turned in last year are due at this sign up and no late. Also, all fundraisers are due. Any questions, call John (football) at 302-258-5259, Teresa (football) at 302-3829363, or Jozet Dixon (cheer) at 302-381-2201, or e-mail the league at Woodbridgepopwarner@yahoo.com. You can also visit the league’s website at www.leaguelineup. com/Woodbridgepopwarner.
WIND UP- The Red Sox’ Phoenix Dean takes a wind up to smack the ball off the tee in the Nanticoke Little League game played last Monday. Photo by Lynn Schofer
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Seaford Star spring sports scrapbook Three Laurel players to represent
school at Blue-Gold football game By Mike McClure
For Laurel graduates David Albert, Gaven Parker, and Tyler West, playing in the Blue-Gold all-star football game at the University of Delaware will be a dream come true. The trio, along with head coach and Gold assistant coach Ed Manlove, will represent the Bulldogs at the 54th Annual Blue-Gold game on Saturday, June 20. “It was real big for me to be named to play in it,” said Parker, whose grandfather, Wayne Whaley also played in the contest. “It meant a lot to me.” “It was an honor to be selected in the top 36. Hopefully it puts Laurel on the map,” Albert said. West becomes the third generation of his family to play for the Gold squad. His father, Klay West (‘89), and grandfather, Ken West (‘59) also played in the game and his grandmother, Lois (‘59), also represented Laurel as a cheerleader. “I knew I would be teased if I didn’t make it,” said West, who helped lead the Bulldogs to the Division II state championship last Fall. “We didn’t win the state title but we did get there,” Parker said. “We had a lot of ups and downs. We have a lot of memories from our senior year,” added West.
SPRING SPORTS- Shown (clockwise from top) are: Woodbridge senior Jeremy Messick preparing to take a cut during a varsity baseball game; the Raiders’ Ivanna DeShields throws the ball in during her team’s home soccer game against Seaford; Seaford’s Hillary Cooper puts the ball in play on a corner kick; and Seaford senior Shannon Wright catches a popup during a varsity softball game. See next week’s Seaford Star for more spring pictures. Photos by Mike McClure
Now the three players will be playing alongside their Henlopen Conference foes against the upstate Blue team. “It’s definitely going to be a gelling experience,” said Albert. All three players will move on to the collegiate level following the Blue-Gold game. Parker (Salisbury University) and Albert (Wesley College) will be playing football for competing schools while West joins Laurel kicker Kyle Brown at Delaware State University. “It’ a nice buffer between the high school and college level,” Parker said of the Blue-Gold game. “It’s really good competition (on the Gold team). It’s like starting college right now,” said Albert. The annual senior all-star game also features the hand-in-hand program, which matches participants with people with cognitive disabilities. The three Laurel players have been matched with a Seaford youth and have already gone bowling with him and watched “Sponge Bob” at his house. “It’s very humbling. We’ve all really gotten a lot from it,” Parker said. “It makes you realize how good you really have it.” “That’s more of a lifetime commitment. You can play a football game for a day, but this you can keep going,” added West.
First baseman Miah Valdes waits to glove the ball in last Monday’s Nanticoke Little League game. Photo by Lynn Schofer.
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A view from the cheap seats By Mike McClure, Star Sports Editor
The Seaford High School girls’ tennis team held its banquet at Grotto’s in Seaford last Wednesday. The team enjoyed a 10-2 season and placed in the Henlopen Conference. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Seaford girls’ tennis continued
“The tennis teams have a long history of success in Seaford. If someone would like to work on their skills this summer, I am permitted to help within the new guidelines,” Hastings said.
The Seaford girls finished the year with a 10-2 overall record and sixth overall in the state tournament. Seniors girls are Whitley Maddox, Jenn Scudder, Aubrey Hastings, Tyesha Ross, Emily Hubbard, Kelly Kimpton, Emily Nielson, and Kim Graves.
Seaford head coach Robert Hastings and assistant coach Gigi Dickerson stand with the team’s all-conference players: Kim Graves and Whitley Maddox, second team all-conference and Kelly Kimpton, first team all-conference. Kimpton also received the Kiwanis Tennis Award, The Babe Ruth award, and the Pauline M. Award. Photo by Lynn Schofer
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A visit from former pros- Jamie and Shawna Waldridge of Bridgeville recently received a visit from 20-25 former pro athletes while they working at the Eagle Diner in Seaford. The two sisters, who grew up in Seaford, knew something was going on when they noticed a number of big men with Super Bowl rings coming into the diner. Around 8-10 former Baltimore Colts, seven Green Bay Packers, and a pair of former Baltimore Orioles came into the diner. They were in town for the Horsey Foundation Golf Tournament at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. Among the former athletes were ESPN broadcaster and former Oriole David Johnson and former Colt Tom Matte. Matte let the sisters wear his ring and gave them an autograph. “It was really amazing,” said Jamie Waldridge. “He (Matte) was very friendly. He was a people person. It was a great experience.” The other players sporting Super Bowl rings showed them off for the sisters, but some of the former players were a little more shy than Matte. More rain- As if we didn’t get enough rain during the spring sports season, it’s back, delaying the start of the local American Legion baseball season. The Post 6 Patriots were scheduled to host Stahl Post 30 in the season
Former Baltimore Oriole and current ESPN broadcaster David Johnson, left, and former Baltimore Colt Bruce Laird are shown at Eagle Diner in Seaford. The duo was part of a large group of former pro athletes who took part in the Horsey Foundation golf tournament at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville.
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MAKING THE PITCH- Athletics’ pitcher Cody Wilkerson throws a strike against the Braves in last Monday night’s Nanticoke Little League Major League baseball game at the Seaford complex. Photo by Lynn Schofer
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opener last Saturday in Seaford. After three hours of work on Saturday, the field, including a water covered infield, was pumped off but the game was canceled on Friday due to the forecast. “We had determined that the inch of rain we had Friday morning would make playing on the field Saturday at noon impossible,” said Delaware American Legion Baseball Chairman Roy Lamberton. “Since the sun never came out Saturday, the field would never had dried enough to play.” Quick hits- The Woodbridge varsity girls’ soccer team, which finished the season with a 4-2-2 mark in the final eight game, received no yellow cards during the season and is in the running for a sportsmanship award. Longtime Laurel teacher and coach Margo Morris announced recently announced her retirement after teaching in the district for 39 years. Seaford’s Paige Crouse is scheduled to sign a letter of intent to attend Potomac State College (WV) next week. Crouse will play soccer at the school. See next week’s Star for the exclusive story. Woodbridge’s Grace Reardon was recently named the WGMD outstanding female scholar athlete. Jorge Young was in the running for the male award.
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MORNING STAR • JUNE 11 - 17, 2009
Maya Phillips of Seaford looks to protect the ball from the visiting Federalsburg defender in last Saturday’s 10 and under basketball game played at Seaford Middle School. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Andrew Townsend- Sussex Tech First team All-Conference
Brooke Tull- Sussex Tech First team All-Conference
Leeanne Rowe- Sussex Tech First team All-Conference
Paige Morris- Sussex Tech First team All-Conference
Melony Thompson- Sussex Tech First team All-Conference
Ben Bateman- Sussex Tech First team All-Conference
Seaford Recreation Department Spring Basketball league
The Seaford Recreation Department’s spring basketball league played last Saturday at the Seaford Middle School gymnasium. Organizer and volunteer Jeff Johnson said the league has a total of 23 teams in the 10 under, Junior High, and High School Divisions for the spring session. In addition, there is a men’s and women’s adult league and an over 40 basketball league. Johnson said each week they hope to do a little fund raising to help send the players to tournaments throughout the season. The Seaford Recreation Department is looking for alumni to volunteer their time and skills to help the kids with basketball fundamentals. Contact the department for more information.
All-conference photos and design by Mike McClure
MORNING STAR • JUNE 11 - 17, 2009
Seaford Bowling Lanes
Wednesday No-Tap Friendly Rollers
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Seaford Recreation Department summer programs
The state finals for the 2009 Qubica AMF International Family Tournament were held June 7 at the Brunswick Doverama Lanes. Five centers in Delaware held qualifiers including Seaford Lanes. Shown are the winners in the Adult/Youth Division, Sierra Shockley and Shane Hallbrook of Seaford Lanes. Their total handicap was 1,291. Sierra earned a $200 scholarship from the Delaware BPAA.
Danny Bastianelli sweeps Bad 8 and Super Pro at U.S. 13 Dragway By Charlie Brown
Danny Bastianelli of Georgetown was in top form in Sunday’s L&D Suzuki sponsored event at the U.S. 13 Dragway in Delmar. Bastianelli captured the final in the Bad 8 Open Wheel then worked his way through the Super Pro eliminations to edge Frank Lecates of Salisbury in the final for the sweep. Jesse Truitt of Parsonsburg took the final in Pro and James Farmer of Felton added to his wins this season topping Pro Bike. Other winners on the day included: Barry Williams of Greensboro, Md., in Street; Anthony Mariani of Millsboro in Import; Rob Webber of Salisbury in Bike Trophy; Kody Mariner of Salisbury in Jr. Dragster 1 and Amy Jo Jackson of Newark, Md., in Jr. Dragster 2. Mark Palmer of Snow Hill, driving his ’84 Lumina, faced Christopher Murray of Selbyville in his ’81 Chevy in the Bad 8 Full Body final. Murray left too early and fouled and Palmer got the win with an 8.700/155.35 on an 8.69 dial-in. In qualifying, Murray set Low E.T. and Top Speed with an 8.017/177.40. The Bad 8 Open Wheel final was a match up between Bastianelli and Eddie Savage of Wallops Island, Va. Savage left too quickly and fouled and Bastianelli made a full pass at 7.560/174.58 for the win. Low E.T. and Top Speed was set by Mike Larkin of Salisbury with a 7.332/183.86. Bastianelli advanced to the Super Pro final where he met Lecates. The two were even at the starting line but it was Bastianelli edging out the win with a 7.601/169.01 on a 7.58 dial while Lecates ran a 7.933/167.78 on a 7.90 dial. Semi-finalist was Make Sparacino of Easton. Truitt faced Humphrey Maddox, Jr. of Westover, Md., in the Pro final. It was another close run as Maddox was a little quicker at the start but Truitt powered by at the finish line for the win. Truitt ran a 9.523/129.45 on a 9.49 dial while Maddox had an 11.367/119.25 on an 11.32 dial. Semi-finalist was David Hornsby of Delmar. James Farmer remained on a hot streak as he rode into the Pro Bike final against Sean Tilghman of Ridgely, Md. The pair had identical .012 reaction times by Farmer had the better run for the win. Farmer ran a 9.168/140.51 on a 9.14 dial. Tilghman had an 8.887/140.97 on an 8.82 dial. Semi-finalist was Josh Blank of Snow Hill. Williams defeated Craig Kelly of Accomack to win the Street final. Kelly had a red light foul and Williams ran an 11.034/121.58 for the win. In Import it was Mariani over Darrin Payne of Laurel. Payne broke out with a 16.845/86.12 on a 17.00 dial while Mariani took the win with an 11.963/122.26 on an 11.80 dial. Webber won Bike Trophy with an 11.052/114.11 on a 10.90 dial over Corey Corbin of Hebron who had a 10.860/134.36 on a 10.30 dial. In the Jr. Dragster 1 final it was Mariner up against Paul Riddle, Jr. of Millsboro. Riddle left too early and fouled and Mariner took the win with a 9.002/72.49 on an 8.96 dial. The Jr. Dragster 2 final paired Jackson and Cortney Cathell of Laurel. Cathell had a red light foul and Jackson took the win with an 8.028/77.98 on a 7.98 dial.
Mystics-Sparks game- The Seaford Recreation Department will take a trip to see the WNBA game between the Washington Mystics and the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday, July 11. The cost is $50 which includes transportation and lower level ticket to the game. Call 629-6809 to reserve your tickets. Little Smashers- The Little Smashers program is open to children ages 4-7 at a cost of $25. It will take place June 15-19 from 9-10 a.m. and will feature basic tennis instruction to introduce your child to the game. Tennis Clinic- SRD’s tennis clinic will take place Mondays and Wednesday from 8:30-10 a.m. The clinic, which takes place June 22- July 15, is open to children ages 6-12 at a cost of $40. It is designed to help kids learn the basic fundamentals and rules of the game Team Tennis- The Seaford Recreation Department will hold team tennis on the following days: Ages 6-14 ($50)- Tuesday and Thursday 8:30-10 a.m., Ages 10-18 ($60)- Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-7:30 p.m. The program will feature fun game play combined with instruction based on skill level. Youth Flag Football Tournament- A Youth Flag Football Tournament will be held Saturday, June 13 at the Seaford Sports Complex. The double elimination tournament is for ages 11 and under at a cost of $100 per team. Contact Richie West at 2493335 or call the Rec Office at 629-6809 for more information.
Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club offers summer sports
The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club is offering the following summer sports programs (age determined as of June 1): Jr. NBA Basketball- ages 3-18- cost $15 per player- This program is divided by the following age groups: U6 (3,4,5) U9 (6,7,8) U12 (9,10,11) U15 (12,13,14) U18 (15,16,17). This league is for the skilled and non-skilled players. Teams selected by the athletics department. This league meets two times per week and begins on June 15 and ends July 9. It will take place Monday - Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Bitty Soccer- ages 3-5- cost $10 per player- Bitty soccer is designed for the 3-5 year olds to keep them active and learn the skills and rules of soccer. This is an introduction to soccer. Members will be placed on teams and will practice and learn the game of soccer. The league will run July 13-30 and will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. Bitty Flag Football- ages 3-5- Cost $10 per player- Bitty Football is for those siblings who are not old enough for league play. Players will learn the basics of football and play games. The league will take place July 21-29 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. Football Camp- ages 7-15- Cost $15 per player- This camp is designed to enhance skills on and off the field. This conditioning camp is great for beginners and advanced players. It will take place July 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 from 6-8 p.m. Times and dates of leagues are subject to changed based on enrollment. All registration fees along with completed membership forms are due prior to start of the league. Sneakers are required for all athletic events. If you have any questions, please call Karen at 302-628-3789. Register on any of the following dates: June 4, June 9, or June 11 from 5-6:30 p.m. Register early, slots are limited.
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Seaford/Laurel Star Little League results (for the week of 6/1)
Senior League baseball- Woodbridge 14, Nanticoke Orioles 0- Ronnie Wisseman and Joey Petrone allowed just one hit and struck out four, as Wisseman picked up the win on the mound for Woodbridge. Jordan Vazquez led the offense, going 3-3 with a double and two RBIs. C.J. Pleasants also had an outstanding day at the plate as he went 2-3 with two triples, two runs, and three RBIs. Brock Little went 2-2 with an RBI triple and three runs; John Keefe had a two-run double and two runs; Vinny Gamba and Tyler Absher both singled and scored a run; Trevor Wescott and Justin Warren both scored two runs each; and Dustin Jones added a run. For the Orioles, Evan Absher had his team’s lone hit. Woodbridge 8, Cape Orioles 2- Dustin Jones, Joey Petrone and John Keefe allowed just two hits and struck out 13 Orioles, as Petrone picked up the win on the mound for Woodbridge. At the plate, Petrone had an RBI double and a run; Robbie Miller had a two-run triple and a run; and C.J. Pleasants had a two-run double. Jordan Vazquez had an RBI single and a run; Randall Blades singled and scored a run; Erik Peterson had an RBI single; Justin Warren singled and scored a run; and Trevor Wescott, Vinny Gamba and Brock Little also scored runs for Woodbridge. No results were submitted for the Laurel and Delmar little leagues. Send results to the Star at email@example.com or 302-629-9243 (f) or leave a message at 302262-9134.
Woodbridge’s Joey Petrone comes home with a pitch during his Senior League team’s home win over Cape on Monday. Photo by Mike McClure
Donald Lingo, Jr. gets $5,250 pay day in Elk Mooneyham Memorial
RESULTS: 30-Lap Elk Mooneyham Memorial Super Late Model Feature: 1. DONALD LINGO, JR.; 2. Rick Whaley; 3. Ricky Elliott; 4. Richard Jarvis Jr; 5. Ross Robinson; 6. Rick Hulson; 7. David Hill; 8. Staci Warrington; 9. Mark Pettyjohn; 10. Rob Schirmer; 11. Tim Murphy; 12. Barry Beauchamp; 13. Hal Browning; 14. Roland Mann; 15. Dale Lingo; 16. Matt Murphy; 17. Kerry King; 18. Bob Geiger; DNS: Mike Parsons; Kenny Pettyjohn; David Pettyjohn; DNQ: Ray Davis, Jr. 15-Lap Crate Model Feature: 1. RYAN WALLS; 2. Nick Davis; 3. Tyler Reed; 4. Chris Hitchens; 5. Amanda Whaley; 6. Jack Mullins; 7. Joe Warren; 8. Matt Hill; 9. Jeff Swartz; 10. Darin Henderson; 11. Gus Economies; 12. Russell Dadds; 13. G.G. Messick; 14. Skip Syester; 15. Clint Chalabala; 16. Mike Wilson; 17. Roy Hassler; 18. Richard Harden; 19. Randy Givens; 20. Herb Tunis; 21. Corey Cohee; 22. Mike Williams; 23. Eric Vent; DNS: Michael Wilkins; Gary Witcher.
Walker scores first career win in Delaware’s Elk Mooneyham Memorial
RESULTS: 30- Lap Elk Mooneyham Memorial Modified Feature: 1. DANA WALKER; 2. Matt Jester; 3. HJ Bunting; 4. Bobby Watkins; 5. Jordan Watson; 6. Joseph Watson; 7. Donny Radd; 8. Scott Van Gorder; 9. Norman Short Jr; 10. Chad Clark; 11. Dave Simmons; 12. Craig Ott; 13. Dale Hawkins; 14. Jamie Mills; 15. Larry Crouse; 16. Jeff Brown; 17. George Richardson; 18. Howard ONeal; 19. Jason Daliessio; 15-Lap AC Delco Modified Feature: 1. MICHAEL WHITE; 2. Shawn Ward; 3. Westley Smith; 4. Tim TrimbleL 5. Joseph Tracy; 6. Herman Powell; 7. Matt Hawkins; 8. John ; Curtis; 9. Kyle Fuller; 10. Scott Baker; 11. Jerry Carter; 12. Ted Reynolds; 13. Scott Calhoun; 14. Mark Williams; 15. Danny Smack; 16. Herbie Hempel; 17. Dan Reidy; 18. Garrie Bostwick; 19. Mark Rowe; 20. Brandon Blades; 21. Bobby Ballantine; 22. Jason Bishop. 10-Lap Mod Lite Feature: 1. CHAD PASSWATERS; 2. Paul McGinley; 3. Ty Short; 4. Brandon Dennis; 5. Tim White; 6. Alan Passwaters; 7. Kirk Miles Sr; 8. Kevin McKinney; 9. Steve White; 10. Curt Miles Jr; 11. Cody Belote; 12. TJ Williams; 13. James Wood; 14. Matt Glanden; 15. Stacy Roberts.
Post 6 Patriots 2009 American Legion schedule 6/11- home vs. Milford Red Sox, 6 p.m. 6/13- home vs. R.C. DuPont, 12,3 p.m. 6/16- at Sussex East Warriors, 6 p.m. 6/18- home vs. Milford Red Sox, 6 p.m. 6/20- home vs. Christiana, 12, 3 p.m. 6/23- home vs. Sussex East, 6 p.m. 6/25- vs. Fox Post 2 at Wesley, 6 p.m. 6/27- vs. Delaware Post 1 at McKean, 12, 3 p.m. 6/30- home vs. Fox Post 2, 6 p.m. 7/3- vs. Newark at St. Mark’s, 12, 3 p.m. 7/7- at Sussex East Warriors, 6 p.m. 7/9- at Milford Red Sox, 6 p.m. 7/11- home vs. Delvets, 12, 3 p.m. 7/14- home vs. Sussex East, 6 p.m. 7/16- home vs. Fox Post 2, 6 p.m. 7/18- at Middletown, 12. 3 p.m. 7/21- at Milford Red Sox, 6 p.m. LAUREL SOCCER- Laurel senior Lineker Valladares, left, and 7/25- vs. Durney Post 27 at Stanton, 12, Aaron Givens (not present) were named co-MVPs for the boys’ 3 p.m. soccer team. Photo by Mike McClure
CORRECTION - Sussex Tech’s Shane Marvel was named second team all-conference for baseball.
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MORNING STAR • JuNe 11 - 17, 2009
Police Journal Head-on collision kills two people
A head-on collision on Wednesday, June 3 has claimed the lives of two people. A Chevrolet Cavalier was northbound on Atlanta Road in Seaford approaching a left-hand curve in the roadway, just as a Toyota Rav4 was traveling the opposite direction approaching a right-hand. Both vehicles arrived at the crest of the curve at the same time resulting in a head-on crash. As a result of the collision, the driver of the Cavalier, Roger Warner, 36, of Seaford, was pronounced dead at the scene. Warner’s sister who was seated in the front passenger seat, Alveena Splinter, 30, of Federalsburg, Md., was taken to Milford Memorial Hospital. She was treated and released with minor cuts and contusions. Four children were also in the Cavalier in the back seat. A 9-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl were flown to A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital in Rockland for multiple trauma and are listed in serious condition. An 11-year-old boy was taken to Nanticoke Hospital where he was admitted for severe head lacerations. He is also in serious condition. Dwayne Eastburn, 7, of Federalsburg, Md., was flown to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., where he died as a result of his injuries. The driver of the Rav4 was identified as Jules Nerson Jean-Louis, 30, of Seaford. He was taken to Nanticoke Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery for internal injuries. The investigation is ongoing. It appears that the four children were not wearing their seatbelts. It is unknown at this time if Wagner was wearing his seatbelt.
Robbery in Seaford
On June 3 at 9:40 p.m. Seaford Police responded to a residence in the 700 block of Liberty Street in Seaford for a robbery. The victims, a 27-year-old male and a 41-year-old male, were confronted at the residence by Justin A. Cannon, 18, of Seaford, and an unknown suspect after they entered the residence by force. Cannon and the unknown suspect - described as a black male, 18-20 years of age, 5’8”-5’10”, 130-150 lbs., wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and a white mask - both displayed handguns and demanded money from the 27-year-old victim. After receiving none, both fled the residence on foot. The victims reported that one subject discharged a handgun while inside the residence. No injuries were reported.
Seaford Police canvassed the area and apprehended Cannon in the area of King Street and North Street. Further investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division lead to Cannon’s arrest. Cannon was processed at Seaford Police Department and arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #3 in Georgetown. He was charged with attempted robbery, possession of a deadly weapon by person prohibited, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, burglary, conspiracy, two counts of reckless endangering and wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony. Cannon was committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $29,500 secured bond. The Seaford Police Department asks anyone with information about this crime to contact them 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.
Investigators learned that the two girls were de-robing and snapping the pics of themselves as they intended on electronically sending their racy photos to their friends- memorializing their behavior. This incident underscores the dark contrast of how technology can both benefit and adversely impact our youth. Corporal/1 Jeff Whitmarsh says, “We encourage parents to engage in serious and meaningful conversation with their kids about the dangers vs. the benefits of technology. As silly as incidents such as this may seem on the surface, there are real concerns afoot. Once a digital image is sent across the information highway, it no longer belongs to the sender. Photos all too often end up on various web pages and file sharing sites. It is not until the original sender learns how many people have seen their pictures, including strangers that the realization of their decision to send the photos in the first place sets in. This is why parents need to talk to their kids.”
Business owner finds man
The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Delaware State Police and the Delaware State Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating a fire which occurred on Saturday, June 6, at 8:51 p.m. The Ellendale Fire Department, assisted by the Carlisle Fire Department, responded to a mobile home fire on the 9000 block of North Old State Road in Lincoln. The fire was reported by a neighbor. As firefighters were bringing the fire under control, the body of a female victim was found in a rear bedroom. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported by the Delaware State Medical Examiner’s Office to their facility in Wilmington for positive identification and cause of death. The 12’ by 70’ mobile home sustained heavy fire damage to the rear bedroom area with smoke and heat damage throughout the residence. Fire damages are listed at approximately $25,000. There were no firefighter injuries. The home was not equipped with working smoke detectors. The origin and cause of the fire is under investigation by the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Major Incident Response Team.
On Sunday, June 7 at 10:50 a.m., the business owner of Aqua Leisure Plus in Rehoboth Beach entered the store to open. Upon entry, he discovered a man slouched over in a chair in the office, fled the store and called 911. Delaware State Police Patrol Units responded to the business and found a deceased male subject who has been identified as Joseph Francis Derosa, 20, of the 35000 block of Parsonage Road, Rehoboth Beach. Derosa was in the middle of committing a burglary when he died of unknown causes. The body was turned over to the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Teens caught undressing
At about 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 6, a staff member of Midway Movies in Lewes was viewing the surveillance video system in the theaters when they came across two young ladies in one of the hallways. The girls, who were both 15 and from Chesapeake Beach, Md., were observed taking off their clothes and snapping photographs of themselves with their camera enabled cell phones. These acts were done in public and witnessed by several other patrons walking by. Troopers arrived on the scene and took custody of the suspects. They were taken back to Troop 7 on charges of disorderly conduct and their parents were contacted.
Woman dies in fire
Clinton L. Emerson, age 44, of Bridgeville, Delaware, pled guilty yesterday to receipt of child pornography, in violation of federal law. Davic C. Weiss, Acting United States Attorney for the District of
Delaware, announced the guilty plea following a hearing in the United States district Court for the District of Delaware. Emerson, who will be sentenced on September 22, 2009 by Chief United States District Judge Gregory M. Sleet, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison. Emerson also faces a term of supervised release following his prison sentence of five years to life, and will be required to register as a sex offender in any jurisdiction in which he lives, works, or attends school. Emerson will remain detained pending sentencing. According to statements made at yesterday’s hearing and documents filed in court, Emerson came to attention of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement after agents recovered evidence which revealed that Emerson had traded child pornography with another man located in Tennessee. Law enforcement agents executed a search of Emerson’s Bridgeville residence on January 28, 2009. They recovered computers that contained over 3,800 images of child pornography. The collection depicted children from infancy to age 12 engaged in various sex acts with adult males. An examination of the computers also confirmed that Emerson downloaded the image files between March 2006 and October 2008, and last accessed some of the files on January 25, 2009 - three days before the search of his residence and his arrest. During an interview with law enforcement agents, Emerson admitted that he used a computer application known as “Google Hello” to receive images of children engaged in sexual acts. He estimated that he had been collecting child pornography of several years, and stated that his fantasy was an adult having sex with a female child. Following the plea hearing, Acting United State Attorney David C. Weiss stated, “Prolific traders of hard core child pornography like Mr. Emerson should expect that they will come to the attention of law enforcement agencies. Once identified, they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” This case was investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and High Technology Crimes Unit of the Delaware State Police. For further information, please contact Assistant United Sates Attorney Edward J. McAndrew at 302-573-6277, ext. 130.
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Thanks for helping the Class of ‘09
We would like to take this opportunity to express gratitude to everyone who made the final days of our graduating class such a success. The Seaford community has given tremendously to our awards ceremony helping our graduates earn thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards. These financial opportunities are imperative in ensuring our students have the prospect to further their education. My personal thanks to all organizations and individuals who made generous donations on behalf of our students. Special thanks go to Marsha Dickerson, Leigh Anne Tull, Marc Dickerson, and Kedra Lineweaver for arranging the awards program. The apex of the week was the graduation ceremony. I would personally like to express thanks to the following people who helped to create an outstanding commencement ceremony: Lynne Banning, Susan Cox-Cannon, Roy Whittaker, Steve Henry, our district and high school custodial staff, Jonathan Griffith, Douglas Brown, Kedra Lineweaver, Leigh Anne Tull, Marc Dickerson, and Virginia Dickerson. Our entire district staff also deserves recognition for the work laying the foundation for our students over their 13 years of education. For those of you who were in attendance at our graduation ceremony, although the weather attempted to dampen the event, we appreciate the respect and dignity which you demonstrated under the circumstances and thank you for a memorable night our graduating seniors will remember for the rest of their lives. It is with great pride that we serve this community as our high school administrative team. We bid farewell to Seaford’s Class of 2009 and we look forward to an equally wonderful experience with the Class of 2010. Clarence M. Davis Principal Seaford Senior High School
A new job idea
I’ve noticed that much of the grass along Route 13 and many of the state roads is not being cut. I suppose this is due to the shortfall we are experiencing at this time, but I was wondering how those man hours were being used if not spent on the grass? There’s also the fact that the Woodland Ferry is again out of service and I thought maybe those man hours saved cutting grass, could be put to use rowing the Ferry back and forth across the Nanticoke. Pat Mulrooney
Thank you for your help
We would like to thank the Laurel and Delmar medics, firefighters, police and all others who came to help us on Memorial Day, around 8 p.m. We were involved in a car accident at the intersection of Old Stage Road and Whitesville Road in Laurel. Even though our van was totalled, we are so thankful to
MORNING STAR • JuNe 11 - 17, 2009
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the Lord for His mercies. No one was seriously injured. The many men and women who came to our aid, both professional and nonprofessional, were wonderful. The medics and firefighters were totally concerned with how we were and did all they could to help in a courteous manner. Many offers of assistance came from neighbors or those driving by. Thank you all so much for being there when we needed you. And I found my wrist watch! Ken and Bobbi Spicer
Razor Sports games the answer?
It appears to me that the state has run out of ideas in solving their budgetary woes. I would like to present an immediate solution that will generate millions of dollars to the state this year. Noting that Sportsbetting has become law and with the support of the Supreme Court, now is the time to introduce the Razor Sports Lottery games in our state. These games, at minimal cost to initiate, will instantly generate monies that could save teaching jobs, increase revenue to the general fund or cut down on state workers’ percent of salary reductions. As I have not heard of any forward thinking ideas only cuts, cuts and more cuts, these games are progressive and real. Real monies that could be generating in September. The Razor Sports Lottery games will not pose any problem to our racinos, but instead complement them. Our Lottery terminals can easily facilitate these games at little or no cost to the state. To note the power of acceptance, the Nevada Gaming Commission just three weeks ago approved Razor Sports in their state. Surely the leading gaming state in our country has a good understanding of how powerful these games are and the potential for revenue. They will be ready to generate monies for Nevada Casinos and Sportsbars to kick-off the NFL season. The governor has always said, “We cannot go into this (gaming) half-pregnant.” Well ladies and gentlemen, I offer you, the governor and anyone that will listen, a budget solution. Razor Sports offers all sports — base-
ball, basketball, golf, hockey, soccer, cricket, NASCAR, football and European sports. Yes, these games are going international in the very near future. Delaware, do not be left behind! I stand behind my original predictions, that the “Razor Sports games will put Powerball out of business.” That’s how amazing these games are to play. You heard it here first. Join me in contacting our legislators, we have just a few days left to help our state solve some of our budget problems. Gary Ward Seaford
Gary Ward is a lobbiest for Delaware Sportsbetting.
Food from drive delivered
If you happened to be walking down Pine Street at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 11, you would have seen a very heartwarming and amazing event. U.S. Postal Workers from the Seaford area were delivering boxes and boxes of canned foods they had collected from their mail routes on Saturday to the Seaford Community Food Closet. This annual Postal Service food drive helps feed many needy families in our area and is routinely held the day before Mother’s Day. What a great way to honor mothers and their devotion to their families. Many volunteers were on hand to help. A huge community “thank you” to all of you involved — those who donated the food, the postal workers who collected the food, those who delivered the food, and those who worked to carry, sort, label and stock the shelves in the “Closet.” The Food Closet Committee:
Arsie Burton, Cheryl Coffin, Clem Parker, Sue Manlove, Linda Hollis
Death with dignity?
We sing from our hymn books, “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus Ye Soldiers of the Cross,” yet we can’t even stand up for what’s right and honorable within our social cliques which we like to call church. We think that we have done God some great favor by attending church three times a week and performing our weekly mask wearing rituals week after week, month upon month. We pound the pulpits against sin and then look down our “perfected” noses at the ones who can’t quite wear the masks as well as us. We don’t need a judge and jury, for we have already condemned them and are ready to cast stones. We say that the way to reach the gay community is through love, yet we can’t even love our brothers in Christ! We stand in church and give out information on the millions upon millions of babies being murdered every year and speak on God’s judgment on this nation because of it. All the while, we turn a blind eye, give praise and glory, and even draw our paychecks from an organization that euthanizes millions of defenseless, debilitated people every year. We like to call it “death with dignity.” God’s word calls it murder. It’s all being done for convenience and to save your bank accounts. These kinds of people take too much time and too much money. We think we’re so “spiritually acquired,” that
we are doing God a favor by sending these poor, helpless souls forward to meet God where there is no more pain or suffering. When did God hire us as one of his “death angels?” There is no value on human life among our generation. As Christians, we have internalized the characteristics of the world. There is no light to shine into the darkness, no salt to change the flavor of the world. Where have all the upright, Godly and honorable people gone in our society? We now welcome and embrace an organization that prematurely brings about death in many patients. The Terri Schiavo case is only one example among many, of a poor, helpless, debilitated woman who was put to death at the hands of a family member and an organization that was more than willing to assist. We as Christians like to turn our heads; this subject is far too ugly and it might stain our perfected image we have created for ourselves. God help us! What hypocrites we are! God loves human life so much that he sent his only son to pay the price we were too sinful to pay. This gave all mankind the opportunity to choose life for eternity through Jesus Christ. God gave everything for life. There is nothing more important on this earth to Him than human life. God is the giver of life, and God alone is the taker of life. “Pride comes before destruction.” When we choose to make decisions about life and death, then we have suffered with the same sin that caused Satan to be cast out of heaven — pride. “I know better than God.” Irene E. O’Day Georgetown
Only God can help us
I’m writing in response to the letter published in the May 14-20, 2009 issue of The Star from Helen M. Peters of Blades. I know Mrs. Peters personally, and she is a beautiful, sweet lady that I love and admire very much, and my response to her letter is not to try to change her mind or her views, but to offer another side to the issues she presented in her letter. I don’t want to “clothe myself in religion” but neither will I ignore my faith in an Almighty and Righteous God who hates sin. I don’t blame the wealthy citizens of this nation for the mess we are in right now, nor do I blame the current or the former president. The fact is that the blame rests squarely on the people of this nation. Indeed it rests on the church, who has tried so desperately to conform with the rest of the world, while forgetting her first love. Fearing that the church might seem “intolerant and uncaring,” she has instead become like the rest of the world, welcoming aberrant lifestyles, which lead to death and exchanging the truth of God for a lie, rather than speaking the truth of love. There’s an old saying that the truth hurts, and this is true. Sometimes the truth is very painful to hear, but truth brings freedom and life. Even though it is sometimes hard to swallow and may seem very bitter, like all good medicines, truth can bring health back to our nation. Continued from page 54
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It’s past time to consolidate school districts For years I have advocated through this column that Delarank alio ware could save money by consolidating the 19 school districts. Each time I bring up the subject, I ...consolidating the 19 am met with reasons from superschool districts could intendents and their puppet ‘me save the state between too’ school board members why it would cost more to consolidate. $4 to $5 million dollars a Funny math I call it. Legislators, some who quietly year. agree to consolidation, will not make waves for fear of upsetting With so many people losing jobs, or their voting block or the onslaught of suwith concern about their jobs and busiperintendents who are effective lobbyists. nesses closing, people are more conscious Finally an elected official has emerged and concerned about excessive salaries. who has publicly denounced superintenStories are surfacing on salaries of Deladent salaries as being inflated and suggests ware higher education administrators. consolidating the 19 school districts which Compensation packages are alarming. could save the state between $4 to $5 milSome administrators have expense aclion dollars a year and consolidate many counts that could provide a decent living departments, thus reducing paperwork and for most residents in Sussex County. making the educational system more efHow much money does it take for peoficient. ple to live? You give these administrators That brave soul is State Auditor Tom a nice vehicle to drive, pay for their home, Wagner, who recently released a report give them an expense account, and then showing many of Delaware’s school disthey need an excessive salary? trict superintendents make higher salaries Seventeen superintendents make more than high-ranking officials in state govern- money than former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner ment, including the Secretary of Educaand eight of the 19 supers are paid more tion. He further states consolidating school than the $154,000 salary earned by the districts would trim excess administrators state Secretary of Education. and keep more education dollars in the Opponents of consolidation have failed classrooms. My argument all along.
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to convince me that one superintendent in each county versus one in each school is not a money saver when the average superintendent’s salary is $150,000. Wouldn’t one central personnel, finance and purchasing office versus the same in each school district save money? Appoint one board member from each school district to make up one central board with each getting an equal vote, saving the cost of having local board meetings. And please convince me you can’t get a better price purchasing 1,000 math books from a vendor than buying 100. And, guess what? Each kid gets an opportunity at the same higher quality education. Teachers are paid the same, there is no job hopping from district to district for higher pay, no poor or rich school districts. While this issue of school consolidation and superintendents’ salaries has come up at least once a year for many years, no one has come up with a working plan, or has succeeded in getting the political backing needed to make the changes. Legislators get their friends and families jobs in the education system by going to the superintendents. The supers, no dummies, gladly meet the legislators’ requests. The legislators are happy because they are a hero to the family, which translates into votes for the legislator. Do you think the legislator is going to bite the hand that feeds him or her?
Like corporate CEOs, I want to see superintendents rewarded on success with budgets, test scores, SAT results, and the number of graduates who go on to higher education. Looking at the salaries of the state’s superintendents, some with the lowest test scores are getting hefty salaries. Teachers should be rewarded on their performance; tenure should be dropped. If you don’t perform, I don’t care how long you’ve been teaching, the school should be able to fire you. If you are being fired because the principal doesn’t like your hair style, you have a union and a lawyer to represent you. As a former board member I have seen teachers dropped for no cause but personal reasons, have their firing overturned and sue the district for mega bucks. As for consolidating districts, good idea, but let’s be realistic. Each superintendent has a legislator or two in their pocket. Which supers stay, which ones go? If schools are closed, which do you close? Which school board members are dropped and which teachers are moved? And, finally, which legislators have the intestinal fortitude to stand up to the pressure from those who are going to lose their empire? Even Governor Jack Markell says at this time the issue of consolidation is off the table. Which means in Delaware it’s business as usual and the taxpayers lose.
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AUTHOR’S TEA - On May 14, Mrs. White’s second grade class from Central Elementary School celebrated the writings of their class with an Author’s Tea. Thirty-seven parents and visitors came to school to listen to original writings. Students shared their favorite story from their writing portfolio that was created over this past year. After visiting the classroom, students shared tea and snacks.
STUDENTS VISIT CAPE - Kindergarten students at West Seaford Elementary School recently visited Cape Henlopen. Mrs. Alloway’s class is pictured gaining appreciation for the creatures they discovered.
‘BOOKS AND BIRDIES’ BENEFIT - Mary Pegram and Mellie Kinnamon make final plans for the Seaford Library and Cultural Center Charity Golf Tournament to be held at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Looking on is Barbara Allen, co-chair of the Library fundraising committee. The tournament is scheduled for Friday, July 24, with registration at 8:30 a.m., and shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. The $125 entry fee includes driving range with balls, greens fee and cart, a hospitality cart, buffet luncheon, on-course contests, putting and chipping contests and door prizes. Registration forms may be obtained at any Sussex County library and at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. For more information, contact the Seaford Golf and Country Club Pro Shop at 629-2890.
EASTER SEALS DONATION - Century 21 Tull Ramey realtors raised almost $10,400 for Easter Seals and people with disabilities at a recent dinner dance. Several auctions, including a silent auction, Chinese auction, live auction and a 50/50 raffle, helped to make the night a success. For more information about Easter Seals, call 800-677-3800 or visit www.de.easterseals.com.
TROOP TOURS CREDIT UNION - To earn their Money Management badges, Girl Scout Troop 1321 toured Sussex County Federal Credit Union where they learned about money management and how financial institutions operate. They also met the staff including Pamela Fleuette, CEO of Sussex County FCU. From left in the back row are Jessica Neal, assistant branch manager, Madeline Morris and Pamela Fleuette, CEO. In the front row are Alex Kimpton, Kelsey Ketterman, Hannah Doyle and Bridget Johnson.
LIBRARY DONATION - Jennifer Justice, representing Sam’s Club of Salisbury, recently presented a check for $500 to John Painter, director of the Seaford District Library, and the children from the age 3 to 5 storytime. These funds will be used for “Be Creative @ Your Library,” the summer reading program for children ages birth to sixth grade which starts June 22.
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ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION DONATION - Jenna Tice of Seaford presents a $1,000 check to Caroline Phinney, executive director of the Delaware Branch of the Arthritis Foundation. Jenna, a 2009 graduate of Sussex Tech High School, created and sold magnetic hematite bracelets as part of her Sussex Technical Exhibition of Mastery Project and donated the proceeds to help fund research and programs for people who suffer from arthritis.
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AAUW awards ‘09 scholarship By Anne Bleile
At a recent dinner meeting of the Western Sussex Branch of the American Association of University Women, Woodbridge High School senior, Grace Reardon was awarded the annual college scholarship. Reardon was introduced at the Methodist Manor House dinner meeting and spoke to members about her plans to attend Virginia Tech in the fall and major in Environmental Science.
NEW BRICKS - New bricks have been added to the walk at the Seaford High School track. Jon Whitt, owner of Nanticoke Concrete Works, is shown installing a brick. Whitt donated his time, materials and a crew to install the bricks. The bricks are donated by athletic alumni and their families to honor graduates, or as a memorial to fallen graduates. Nanticoke Concrete Works also donated the installation of the bricks along the walk at the war memorial in Seaford.
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Opinion Letters to the Editor
Editorial Cleaning up the Bay shared responsibility
Not much was mentioned in the media about President Barack Obama’s signing an executive order on May 12 regarding clean up of the Chesapeake Bay. “Restoration of the health of the Chesapeake Bay will require a renewed commitment to controlling pollution from all sources as well as protecting and restoring habitat and living resources, conserving lands, and improving management of natural resources, all of which contribute to improved water quality and ecosystem health. The Federal Government should lead this effort,” President Obama declared. It was the Chesapeake Bay that drew many people to this area, for recreation at first and residency when possible. Blame the Bay Bridge for easy access to a way of life everyone wanted to be a part of. Older residents remember when the bay seemed full of life with plenty of fish, crabs and oysters, and perhaps fewer sea nettles that now keep people from swimming as they once did. There was plant life, too, so much so that it fouled boat propellers, and there are those who admit being ordered to use herbicide to quell its growth. A century and a half ago, millions of bushels of oysters were scooped up from the bay not for their salty, slippery meat but for the minerals in shells. Millions more continue to be harvested today to be eaten. Too bad. The oyster provides natural filtration. The late Max Chambers of Eden, Md., used to demonstrate that with a fish tank full of green water containing a few oysters. By the end of a day-long conference, the water would be clean. A bushel of oysters, it is estimated, can filter 3,000 gallons of water per day. But there are too few oysters left in the bay to filter the whole bay. Various agencies and organizations have tried in recent years, by regulating and legislating and laying blame, to clean up the bay. State governments have signed agreements, but the bay is still polluted. So the federal government is taking over. A “Federal Leadership Committee for the Chesapeake Bay” is established to oversee the development and coordination of programs and activities of agencies participating in protection and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. Lead agencies are ordered, with 120 days, to: • Define tools and actions to restore water quality and recommend changes to be made to regulations, programs, and policies to implement these changes; • Target resources, strengthen storm water management practices at federal facilities and on federal lands; • Develop a strategy for adapting to the impacts of climate change; • Expand pubic access; and
Only God can help us Continued from page 50
Therefore, even though some may label me “intolerant and uncaring,” I will gladly share the truth because I want to bring life and health back to our land. Contrary to what some believe, Social Security is not the best thing that’s ever happened to our nation. The fact is that it is a burden imposed on the younger citizens of this country and by the time many young people are eligible to collect on the money they have been forced into giving this failing program, it will have collapsed, leaving them with nothing. As the nation declines deeper and deeper into moral decay, a culture of death is being embraced, and those who speak out against such moral issues as homosexuality and abortion are labeled as hate-mongers. I want to be very clear. I do not hate anyone who has had or performs abortions. But I do hate the slaughter of 4,000 unborn babies that takes place every day! I don’t care how you sugarcoat it, abortion is murder. It is sinful and it is wrong. Like many good medicines, this might be difficult to swallow, but it is the truth. Because of the unprecedented slaughter of millions of babies since Roe vs. Wade in 1973, there are not enough young people to pay into the Social Security system and keep it going, and it will collapse. Also, because the church has refused to take a bold stand on this issue, our country’s economy is
beginning to collapse. Let me also address the issue of homosexuality. I am a prison minister, and I know several people who practice homosexuality, and I love them all, and so does God. I do not hate them, but I do hate homosexuality. I also hate adultery and fornication, because it leads to the death of the people who practice those sins, and it contributes to the death of the nation. This is not the babbling of someone filled with hatred. It is the language of love. I hate prostitution and drug addiction, but I know and love many prostitutes and drug addicts. I hate prostitution and drug addiction because it destroys the very people I love, just as abortion and homosexuality destroy many wonderful people. Finally, I would like to speak about President Obama. Many people are looking to President Obama and counting on him to save this nation from its economic downslide. They are counting on him to restore the prosperity this nation once knew, and for those who are counting on him to be this nation’s savior, I have to share some medicine with you also. President Obama cannot save this nation from its economic and moral downslide any more than President Bush could. The only One who can deliver this nation from the imminent danger it faces is Jesus Christ. He alone holds the keys of life and death and only He can heal this land, but it requires repentance, which must begin in the church that has forsaken His ways.
His Word says, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14). It is not too late for this nation, and it is not too late for the American church. “That is why the Lord says: ‘Turn to Me now, while there is time! Give Me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Don’t tear your clothing in your grief; instead, tear your hearts. Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful. He is not easily angered. He is filled with kindness and is eager not to punish you. Who knows? Perhaps even yet He will give you a reprieve, sending you a blessing instead of this terrible curse. Perhaps He will give you so much that you will be able to offer grain and wine to the Lord your God as before!” (Joel 2:12-14). Contrary to the article Mrs. Peters wrote, this Christian conservative does not expect President Obama to get everything fixed in 100 days or even in 100 years, and neither should the liberals of this nation, because our only hope is to humble ourselves and pray and seek the face of God and turn from our wicked ways. And I also ask God to bless our nation and to bless President Obama. Cheryl A. Showers
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Happy anniversary to our Delaware Diamond Congratulations to DeeDee on her 10th anniversary, for she has been going strong for 10 years and will mostly likely continue to do so for the next billion years. Did I happen to mention that DeeDee is a star? The state star was named the Delaware Diamond, or DeeDee as I like to call her, in the summer of 1999 by 12-year-old Amy Nerlinger. Amy has just recently graduated from Boston College with a degree in Psychology and is going strong, just like the star she named. DeeDee, the Delaware state star, whose adoption was completed the following year on June 30, 2000, made DeeDee the first star that was registered by an American state on the International Star Registry. DeeDee can be seen from earth by using a pair of binoculars or a telescope.
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out it leaches from saturated sites — now say it may take decades before the improvements are detectable. Everyone points a finger at farmers as the biggest polluters, but every homeowner who fertilizes a lawn and every person who flushes a toilet bears a responsibility, also. While the government examines the problem and tries to figure out how much money will have to be thrown at the problem to solve it, we as individuals can do our part by wise use of fertilizer, fixing faulty septic systems, and remembering that anything we pour out or apply to the ground can eventually end up in the water.
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