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VOL. 11 NO. 45 TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS - Area police officers take to the road to raise money for the annual games for the disabled. Page 2 AREA CONSERVATIONIST REMEMBERED - Bethel man wanted to make sure that Phillips Landing was open to the public. Page 4 IS SPORTS BETTING COMING TO THE AREA? Some say new form of gambling may be in the state’s future, but at least one man wants Sussex to have its own sports betting parlors. Page 5 ALUMNI OF ALL AGES - LHS class of 1957 celebrates 50-year reunion, page 18. And DHS holds commencement ceremony for brand new grads. Page 20 FATHER’S DAY IS COMING SUNDAY See pages 54 and 55 for gift ideas for your favorite dad. THREE DOGS TO PLAY IN NEW JERSEY - Three Laurel High baseball players have been chosen to play in the Blue-Grey Classic in Trenton, N.J., next month. Page 45 VARSITY ‘L’ - The Laurel High Varsity ‘L’ sports banquet took place last week. Photos start on page 45. PATRIOTS SPLIT - The Post 6 Sussex West Patriots wins one of two to move to 2-2 on the year. Page 46

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Schools say equalization funding not always equal State’s formula can make poor districts poorer, they complain By Lynn R. Parks School districts in western Sussex County stand to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars next fiscal year under the state’s equalization funding formula. The formula, designed to equalize funding among school districts, in fact can do the opposite in areas where property taxes are paid based on old assessments. This is according to a March report issued by the Milford School District. In Sussex County, property taxes are based on assessments made in 1974. According to Milford superintendent, Robert Smith, and chief financial officer, Mark Dufendach, the state’s equalization funding formula is based on property values. When a district’s property values go up, an indication that the wealth of the district is increasing, its funding under the formula goes down. But increases in property values do not necessarily mean increases in local property taxes. In Sussex County, housing prices have more than doubled since 2000. But with no reassessment since 1974, no one is paying taxes on those increasing values. “Districts cannot realize a real increase in local tax dollars…unless the assessed value of that property also changes,” Smith and Dufendach said in their report. Last year, the state legislature approved spending $172,000 to keep equalization funding in four districts at the previous year’s level. Lake Forest, Milford, Seaford and Woodbridge school districts received the funding. Mike Jackson, director of budget development for the state Office of Management and Budget, said that the state’s Joint Finance Committee is considering another “hold harmless” provision for the upcoming school year, to Continued on page 4

SOARING HIGH - Members of the class of 2007 and other Delmar High School students perform ‘Like an Eagle’ by Carl Strommen during the school’s graduation ceremony last week. See additional pictures of the commencement ceremonies on page 20. Photo by Mike McClure

Encouraging HIV testing, discouraging drug abuse By Tony E. Windsor A local church is providing an outreach in Laurel to promote HIV testing and alcohol and drug prevention. As part of National HIV Testing Day, the ReTemp Development Center, a division of the Rehoboth Temple of Praise Church, will host the event in Market Square Park on Saturday, June 23, from noon to 4 p.m. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Representatives of ReTemp Development Center attended a recent meeting of the Laurel Town Council to request use of the park for the event. Center spokesman, Lem Wilson, said the goal of the event is to improve the quality of life in the Laurel area. He said the goal is to educate the public on the importance of being tested for HIV at a time when it is crucial. “People tend to think that AIDS and HIV is not as prevalent as it once was,” he said. “The truth is, it is even more so now.” Wilson said ReTemp Center representatives will pass out information on testing and refer anyone who seeks to be tested to the Rehoboth Temple of Prayer, which offers state-sanctioned

testing. Wilson said that the event will also promote drug and alcohol abuse prevention. “Our youth today are dying and going to jail and simply have no ambition,” he said. “We need to help get education out to our children.” Along with the HIV testing information and other awareness and educational opportunities, there will be music and a barbecue, Wilson said. National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is June 27. It is an annual campaign sponsored by the National Association of People with AIDS to encourage atrisk individuals to receive voluntary HIV counseling and testing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 180,000 to 280,000 people nationwide are HIV-positive but are unaware of their status. The CDC says that HIV counseling and testing enables people with HIV to take steps to protect their own health and that of their partners, and helps people who test negative get the information they need to stay uninfected.



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Above, police officers (from left) Jimmy Wharton, Andy Will, Charles Campbell and John Galaska run along U.S. 13 in the annual Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics. Wharton and Murray are with the state police and Will and Campbell are with the Laurel Police Department. Among participants in the run, below, were Randy Fisher, Ken Church, Calvin Smith, John Lattomus, Hal Saylor, Wade Alexander, Ron Marzec, Keith Heacock, Justin Smithhart, Kevin McCahill, Travis Dallam, Greg Nolt and John Galaska. Photos by Pat Murphy

Run benefits Special Olympics The Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics was run on June 7. The run began at 6:15 a.m. at the state line in Delmar with six runners from the Delmar Police Department, who raised about $4,000. The western leg, which covers 33 miles from Delmar to Harrington, was started with Delmar Chief Hal Saylor running the first mile, and other members of his department covered the next five miles. Other departments participating in the Torch Run were Laurel’s, members of which covered two miles; Seaford’s, members of which covered six miles; Bridgeville’s, members of which covered two miles; and Greenwood’s, members of which covered two miles. The remaining

15 miles were covered by members of Delaware State Police Troop 5, Bridgeville, and representatives of the State Fire Marshal's Office. The western leg has been part of the Torch Run for approximately ten years. The entire Torch Run covered 162 miles, ending at the University of Delaware on Friday for the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics. All 162 miles are run by members of law enforcement agencies from throughout the state. Saylor of the Delmar Police Department has run the first mile since the western leg began. Lt. Robert Remo from the Delmar PD solicits the donations with assistance from Ed Ferro, police dispatcher.

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Harley's Heroes Tour locally to include tribute VA Benefit Counseling Provided Free of Charge by Disabled American Veterans Military veterans in the Delmarva area can receive free counseling and assistance with their government benefits when a Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office rolls into Harley-Davidson of Seaford on Saturday, June 16, as part of its 2007 Harley's Heroes Tour. Hours for the free counseling services are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the stage area just north of the Harley Davidson dealership at 10:30 a.m. will be a special tribute to the memories of Cory Palmer and Rick James, two Seaford military men killed in action in Iraq last year. The City of Seaford and state Rep. Danny Short will be dedicating street signs designating where the two young Marines grew up in Seaford. The signs have their names, the Marine Corp emblem and thier unit insignia with the street names of the families. The signs will be dedicated then and installed on the respective streets on Monday morning. Harley-Davidson of Seaford will also hold its third bi-annual Troop Ride Saturday, June 16, at 11 a.m. which benefits Operation Uplink, connecting troops deployed overseas with their families at home. The ride is $10 per person and includes a Harley's Heroes pin along with continental brunch, an escorted ride to the Federalsburg VFW Bike Show and special parking at the show. The 2007 Harley's Heroes Tour will include stops throughout the U.S. including over 150 Harley-Davidson dealerships where benefits assistance will be offered to veterans of all ages in communities where they live. The mission of the Harley's Heroes Tour, made possible with the help of a $1 million grant from the Harley-Davidson Foundation, is to provide access to benefits for all veterans and show appreciation for their service and sacrifice to our country. While on the 2007 tour, the DAV MSOs will provide benefits counseling to those veterans who suffer from service-connected injuries but may never have filed a claim for benefits or have found it difficult working with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

OHS announces results of ‘Click It or Ticket’

Over the past two weeks, over three thousand drivers received traffic citations for not buckling up. During Delaware's Click It or Ticket campaign, which ran from May 13-28, officers conducted 24 traffic safety checkpoints and 440 traffic safety patrols. These checkpoints and patrols resulted in 3,174 citations to unbuckled motorists, 244 more citations than during the 2006 campaign. Click It or Ticket is the first of three traffic safety campaigns under the state's summertime safety enforcement and awareness initiative.



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Nature lover wanted Phillips Landing open to all By Lynn R. Parks In a picture that accompanied a frontpage story in Laurel’s State Register newspaper in July 1962, Harley G. Hastings is shown in a three-piece, pin-striped suit. But that, says his son, was not how he was most comfortable. “Dad was more at home in a pair of bib overalls than anything else,” says Rudolph Hastings, Bethel. “His whole life, he loved hunting and fishing.”

The elder Hastings is honored in the State Register story as “one of the state’s most distinguished and successful citizens,” who throughout his life “maintained a deep love and true concern for the outof-doors.” The story continues: “He derives tremendous pleasure and satisfaction in walking over his beautiful woodland at the junction of Broad Creek and the Nanticoke River. It further pleases him to see the many thousands of people

Schools stand to lose tens of thousands of dollars Continued from page 1

keep equalization funding at last year’s levels for districts that would otherwise lose funding. He said that the committee has not yet determined which districts would be included in the provision. The provision would be part of the state’s 2007-2008 budget, which has to be approved by July 1. Donna Blackburn, director of administrative services, finances and payroll for the Seaford School District, said that the district stands to lose $200,000 in equalization funding in the 2007-2008 fiscal year. The district’s budget for next year takes that loss into account, she said. “We have built our budget on the assumption that we will not receive that money,” she said. “We have to.” Blackburn said that the loss of $200,000, about five percent of the equalization funding received by the district, impacts the district’s discretionary budget across the board. “Every budget line can be impacted,” she said. That includes the district’s set-aside account, where money is saved for capital improvement projects and replacement of educational materials, including text books. Blackburn said that if the “hold harmless” provision comes through again this year, the district’s budget will be reworked to include the money. Among the projects that could benefit from the increased funding is the light replacement at the football stadium. The lights that are there now have been deemed unsafe to use. Cost to replace them has been estimated at $200,000. But even if the “hold harmless” provi-

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sion comes through again this year, that is not the answer, Blackburn said. “The equalization formula is based on reassessment, and that’s what has to happen for the formula to work,” she said. “Otherwise, we need a different formula.” Jackson with the budget office said that there has been talk in Legislative Hall about how to fix the equalization funding process so that it actually works. “But a lot of fixing it has to do with reassessment,” he added, something that is politically unpopular. Eddy Parker, director of assessment for Sussex County, said that there is no discussion on the county level about a reassessment. “The county’s position has always been that we don’t necessarily oppose a reassessment, but we feel that the cost should be shared by the state,” he said. About 80 percent of the taxes collected by the county go to the state’s school districts, he added. The county estimates the cost of a Sussex-wide reassessment at between $5 million and $7 million, Parker said. Like Blackburn, Laurel School District’s director of finance, Bill Hitch, would like to see the equalization funding formula revised. “As it is right now, it really doesn’t make everybody equal,” he said. Laurel stands to lose about $13,000 of its $2 million in equalization funds in the coming school year. According to the Milford School District report, the Woodbridge School District could lose more than $102,000 in equalization funding, if the legislature does not pass the “hold harmless” provision. The Delmar School District could lose more than $60,000, it says.

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fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking at the Phillips Landing Recreational Area, which, without charge, he leased to the Game and Fish Commission several years ago.” Harley Hastings was born in 1891 and died in 1969. According to a history of the recreational area compiled by the state, he leased Phillips Landing, 2 and 1/2 acres at the confluence of Broad Creek and the Nanticoke River, to the state in 1960. In 1970, after Harley’s death, his family sold 737 acres, including Phillips Landing and surrounding property, to the state. That land, along with 925 acres the state had already purchased, became part of a public recreational area. The Robert L. Graham Nanticoke River Wildlife Area, of which Hastings’ Phillips Landing property is a part, now contains nearly 4,500 acres. “The state wanted to change the name of Phillips Landing, and put Dad’s name to it,” says Rudolph Hastings. “But he wouldn’t have any part of that. He said that that name was history and he wanted it left that way.” At last month’s commemoration of a marker at Phillips Landing recognizing the 400th anniversary of Capt. John Smith’s exploration of the Nanticoke River, state Sen. Robert Venables recognized the beauty of Phillips Landing, and said that it was little changed since he had fished there as a young man. But he credited the Phillips family, with roots in the area that go back to the 1700s, for donating the land to the state. That did not sit well with Rudolph

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Hastings. “After my father died, we sold the land just as it was to the state,” he says. “That was my father’s wishes. My father believed that everybody had a right to go down there.” “The preservation and conservation of Delaware’s natural woodlands, rivers and wildlife have always been of primary interest to [Hastings],” the State Register article says. Today, the Phillips Landing Recreational Area has two boat ramps, one into Broad Creek and the other into the Nanticoke River. The wildlife area of which it is a part allows hunting, fishing and horseback riding. The area also has 4 miles of trails.

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State is considering allowing sports betting Lobbyist would like to see betting parks in Sussex slots bring in, he pointed out, “we would be in even worse shape than we are now.” Venables challenged Minner’s assertion In its push to find money for the 2007that allowing sports betting would hurt 2008 budget, the Delaware Legislature is young people. “I don’t see that sports betconsidering legalizing sports betting. Proting would be any different from having ponents say that sports betting would the slots. It would be no more harmful to mean an additional $70 million in the children,” he said. state’s coffers. Lofink’s bill would allow sports betting And while legislators are talking about only at the state’s three “racinos,” or race allowing sports betting only at existing tracks and casinos. But Gary Ward, a lobracetracks, at least one area man would byist with Delaware Sports Betting, is loblike to see “sports betting parks” set up in bying for “sports betting parks” to be alSussex County, including one in the Laulowed throughout the state. rel area. He would like to see three such parks A bill introduced last week by state built in Sussex County, in the Lewes-ReRep. Vincent Lofink (R – Bear) would alhoboth area, near Fenwick Island and in low people 21 and older to place bets on college and professional sports. Lofink in- the Seaford-Laurel area. “We need for peotroduced his bill deple to rise up in Susspite Gov. Ruth Ann ‘We need for people to rise up in sex County, and tell Minner’s statement legislators that we on Wednesday that Sussex County, and tell legislaneed something she would veto any tors that we need something down here,” said sports betting bill Ward, who grew up that passes the House down here. We have three racein Laurel and lives in and Senate. tracks in the state, but Sussex Seaford. “We have Minner has said County doesn’t have anything.’ three racetracks in that she is concerned the state, but Sussex about the effect County doesn’t have sports betting could Gary Ward anything.” have on young peoLobbyist, Delaware Sports Betting Ward estimates ple. But state Sen. that each betting Robert Venables (D – Laurel), chairman of the Joint Bond Bill park would bring in about $3.6 million for the state. Delaware Sports Betting’s proCommittee, said that the state could use the money that sports betting would bring. posal calls for five percent of that money to go to the state’s racetracks, and another “We are the only state east of the Misfive percent to horsemen. “That would sissippi that is allowed to have sports betmean an increase in purse money at ting,” he said. Because the state already Delaware’s racetracks,” he said. had sports betting when the federal law Each betting park location would mean was passed outlawing it, the state’s sports 40 to 50 jobs, Ward added. betting provision was grandfathered in. “I’m a Laurel boy, and I would certainThe practice was outlawed by the state after the federal law was passed, but now “it ly like to see something like this come to Laurel,” he said. seems to me that it is one thing that Ward declined to say where the betting should be considered,” Venables said. Venables acknowledged that “gambling parks would be located. But he did say that there are no plans to is a poor way for us to make money.” But, include such a park in the Discovery Prohe added, the state will need to find addiject planned for U.S. 13 between Laurel tional sources of revenue if services and and Seaford. jobs are not to be cut. Venables did not give the idea of bet“All taxes are down, all development is ting parks much chance of passage. “We down, and there is not enough money to are just talking about sports betting at the do what we are supposed to do,” he said. race tracks now,” he said. Without the $200 million a year that the By Lynn R. Parks



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Business Tidewater Utilities honored Tidewater Utilities, Inc. was recognized with the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau of Delaware. The Torch Award is awarded annually to companies exhibiting high ethical standards towards customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders and communities. Each year, the Better Business Bureau of Delaware selects winners from each of four size categories by an independent panel of judges with expertise in business ethics. Tidewater was selected in the large category for employing over 100 staff.

SBA forms partnership with BSA The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Business Software Alliance (BSA), an organization dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world, have announced a partnership to educate nearly 100,000 small businesses on proper software management and the risks associated with the use of unlicensed software. The partnership will provide software strategies and copyright compliance tools for small businesses.

Tourism website wins awards, the official tourism website for the state of Delaware, was recognized with gold and silver awards at the 2007 Horizon Interactive Awards. The sixth annual international competition recognized excellence in interactive media production among multi-media developers worldwide. To design the website, the Delaware Tourism Office partnered with The Archer Group, a Wilmington-based Internet marketing firm. The newly designed website earned a gold award for the Government category and a silver award for the Public Service category. The site features many unique tools, including an easy-to-use trip planning function. Similar to a "shopping cart" feature on retail sites, this interactive feature allows visitors to create (and revise) their personal sightseeing itineraries from a showcase of Delaware attractions. Categories include arts & culture, history & heritage, sports & gaming, outdoor recreation, and dining & leisure. When visitors add the attractions to their personal trips, they can choose nearby places to stay. They can also print destination maps

GRAND RENTAL STATION HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING - Grand Rental Station, located on US 13 next to Barton’s Southern States, recently held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on June 8. Grand Rental Station, which offers quality rental equipment, is owned by Tim Conaway and Phil Barton. From left are: Sally Stewart, president, Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce (GSCC); Jack Riddle, Community Bank; Tim Conaway, owner; Sean Ray; Clay Amidon; Joel Wiese; Phil Barton, owner; Olin Darnell, True Value representative; and Paula Gunson, executive director, GSCC. Cutting the ribbon is Alexa Conaway, Tim Conaway’s daughter. Photo by Daniel Richardson

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Diamond State Drive-In Theater US Harrington, Del. 302-284-8307 FRIDAY, JUNE 15 THRU SUNDAY, JUNE 17 Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer . . . .PG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:45 Oceans Thirteen . . . . . . . . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30

The Movies At Midway Rt. 1, Midway Shopping Ctr., Rehoboth Beach, 645-0200 SCHEDULE SHOWN IS FOR FRIDAY, 6/15 THRU THURSDAY, 6/21 Waitress . . . . . . . . . . . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05, 3:50, 6:40, 9:00 Spiderman 3 . . . . . . . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:50, 3:35. 6:20, 9:10 Nancy Drew . . . . . . . . . .PG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30, 3:45, 6:45, 9:05 Hostel: Part II . . . . . . . . .R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45 Mr. Brooks . . . . . . . . . . .R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50, 4:20, 7:05, 9:35 Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer PG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35, 4:15, 6:50, 9:15 Knocked Up . . . . . . . . . .R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40, 4:10, 7:00, 9:40 Pirates of The Caribbean World’s End . . . . . . . . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:10, 4:30, 7:45, 9:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No 9:00 show on Saturday Ocean’s Thirteen . . . . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . .1:25, 2:05, 4;05, 4:45, 6:30, 7:10, 8:50, 9:30 Shrek The Third . . . . . . .PG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00, 3:40, 6:25, 8:35 Surf’s Up . . . . . . . . . . . .PG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20, 1:45, 4:00, 4:40, 6:20, 7:00, 8:30 DOA: Dead or Alive . . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:10, 4:35, 7:15, 9:30 () Discounted showtimes in Parenthesis * Pass/Discount Restrictions Apply

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Delmarva Christian celebrates third graduation This year's graduation at Delmarva Christian High School was a time of reflection, encouragement, and celebration. With more than 600 family, friends, and well-wishers, the 2007 graduates received their diplomas in the Draper Gymnasium on the school's campus. "The Lord has blessed us in so many ways," said DCHS Principal Scott Kemerling. "In only three short years we have enjoyed a total of 50 student graduates. The number has grown from 6 in our first year, to 17 last year, and now 27 this year. And, as the numbers increase, we see the students continually raising the bar." Commencement exercises began promptly at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 25. The program began with DCHS National Honor Society students presenting symbols of the Christian faith while fellow students and All-State Chorus members Kent Embleton and Lauren Henry sang a beautiful rendition of "The Prayer." Following the processional, Bible teacher Mr. David Hurst introduced the 2007 salutatorian, Miss Alisa Fowler and English teacher Mr. Joe Scott introduced the 2007 valedictorian Miss Jessica Spicer. "Initially, I wondered why in the world God would make me change schools with only two years left," said Spicer as she made her valedictorian address. "But, God knows us better than we know ourselves and provides for us as such. A week later I couldn't imagine myself being anywhere

else." Spicer’s message continued with words of thanks to her teachers, family, and friends and concluded with the life lessons she has come to realize. "More than anything else I have learned over the last two years at DCHS, I think one thing God has been instilling into my heart, is how I can't possibly earn His love. As Paul said in Romans 5:8, 'While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.' He chose to place me where I am on the globe and in life, let me go through what I've gone through, and blessed me immensely when I don't deserve it, because He loves me," she concluded. Prior to receiving diplomas, the seniors were recognized for their accomplishments and presented awards. This year's Royal Service Award was given to Master Tommy Munro who has demonstrated the most consistent and positive Christian witness. The prestigious Royal of the Year award was presented to Miss Sarah Gooss who best exemplifies the mission of DCHS; to proclaim the Gospel by preparing students spiritually, academically, and physically to know and to do God's will for their lives. With the addition of the Class of 2007, Delmarva Christian High School has 96 percent of their graduates successfully pursuing college degrees. Graduates have been accepted to col-

During the Commencement Exercises at Delmarva Christian High School, the Class of 2007 were amused by one of the many anecdotes given by guest speaker Mr. Bob Burris, president of Burris Logistics and treasurer of the DCHS Board of Directors.

leges and universities from all across the United States. "Our first year had a true pioneering spirit. Our second year was characterized by our students stepping up and stepping out; that is, stepping up in their faith and

stepping out in sharing that faith with others," said Mr. Kemerling. "This year has seen our students take their faith, their academic achievements, and their service to others to even higher levels."

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DCHS Student Leadership Council Executive Bryant Hazzard bestowed words of encouragement and blessing to his fellow classmates at graduation.

Alison Nolt graduates with honors from the University of Delaware Alison Nolt of Seaford, graduated with honors and received her bachelors of science in elementary education from the University of Delaware on May 24. Nolt is a 2002 graduate of Seaford High School and will be teaching at Lulu Ross Elementary School in Milford in the second and third grade learning center. She is the daughter of Greg and Cherie Nolt of Seaford.

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The 2007 DCHS Valedictorian Miss Jessica Spicer spoke of the life lessons she has learned during her time at Delmarva Christian High School.

Campus Life Award at Salisbury University. Sederquest, who is a geography major, is a member of the Student Government Association, outdoor club, Geographic Society, Amnesty International, Asian and Pacific Islanders club and vice president for the Organization of Latin American Students. She participates in Habitat for Humanity and is a resident assistant on campus. She is a 2005 graduate of Seaford High School in Seaford. At Salisbury University some 7,300 students in 42 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs pursue liberal arts and professional degrees.

Have your name or the name of a loved one inscribed on one of the old, antique, post office boxes at The Insurance Market Financial Services Center. They are sponsoring this fund-raising project to benefit Hope House I and II. The lobby is open to the public, so all engraved post office boxes will be seen by anyone visiting the building and will become and maintain a part of Laurel history. Reserve your old family post office box. We will try to accommodate you on a first come — first served basis. Boxes are available in four sizes: 5” x 3 1/4” $50.00

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The Statewide Senior Art Exhibit wrapped up on Thursday, June 7, at the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College. Pictured are four of this year's first place winners. Back row, from left, is Joe Fetchko, from Ocean City, Md., and Jack Camarote, from Harrington. Front row, from left, are Peter Sheahan and Shirley Legge, both from Millsboro.

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The 17th annual Statewide Senior Art Exhibit concluded on June 7 with a luncheon and awards ceremony at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. More than 50 artists submitted works in the following categories: oil, watercolor, acrylics, pastels, photography, woodcarving and "other." "I was very happy with the turnout and excited that seniors in our area were able to showcase their talents and hard work in this special kind of environment," said Linda Forte, program director for Adult Plus+ activities at the Owens Campus. Submitted works were on display in the William A. Carter Partnership Center from April 23 to June 7. The 2007 event was co-sponsored by the Delaware Association of Programs for the Aging (DAPA) and the Adult Plus+ program of Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Art Show winners Best in Show - "Just Ducky" by Bev Bellows - Georgetown Acrylics 1st Place - "Military Handler & His Dog" by Shirley Legge, Millsboro 2nd Place - "Kitchen Flair" by Bev Bellows, Georgetown 3rd Place - "Opal Beauty" by Ginger Ward, Dagsboro Honorable Mention - "Fallrockfish'n" by Lawrence Pitman, Berlin, Md. Oil 1st Place - "Floating Pears" by Harlan Passwater, Seaford 2nd Place - "Teddy" by Doris L. Purnell, Millsboro 3rd Place - "Mystery" by Sandra Miller, Lewes Honorable Mention - "The Blessing" by Mary Jean Duckett, Millsboro Pastel 1st Place - "Warrior" by Mary Metzger, Seaford 2nd Place - "Janalynn in Jewel Garden #1" by Mary Jean Duckett, Millsboro 3rd Place - "Indian Chief II" by Gwen

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Latin flavors for Dad, the prince of the grill Some things just go together: bread and butter, bacon and eggs, spaghetti and meatballs, Father’s Day and grilling. You won’t find a food article about Father’s Day that includes a recipe for chicken soup or pot roast. It’s all about the barbecue. I suppose that’s because even the humblest of dads considers himself at the very least a prince of the grill, a backyard Beethoven composing a symphony of burgers and steaks. It’s always a good idea when searching for recipes for the grill to seek out the best. Steve Raichlen is someone I’ve written about many times. His barbeque cookbooks are all best sellers and his grilling tips should be memorized by anyone who owns even the tiniest hibachi. I’m sure I’ll be writing about him again soon, but today I want to focus on that culinary cutie, Bobby Flay. Three of this Food Network star’s cookbooks are on the subject - “It’s hard to resist entertaining outside when the weather gets warm,” he says. A French Culinary Institute grad, he takes grilling a burger as seriously as baking a soufflé. Flay’s tips include: Be organized — do as much as you can ahead of time Be a grill psychologist — learn its personality (its hot and cold spots). Recently, he’s been experimenting with Latin flavors as in these examples from the backyard barbecue menu he created for Epicurious. Garlic-Mustard Grilled Beef Skewers Serves 6. 1/4 cup whole grain mustard 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves 2 teaspoons Spanish paprika 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 pounds of beef tenderloin Whisk together first 10 ingredients in a small bowl; cover and let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours before using. Heat grill to high. Cut beef lengthwise in half, then cut the halves lengthwise in half again. Slice crosswise to make 24



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By Loretta Knorr equal pieces. Skewer 2 pieces of beef onto 6-inch wooden skewers that have been soaked in cold water for 30 minutes, keeping the meat together at one end of the skewer. Place the skewers in a baking dish or on a baking sheet, pour half of the glaze over the meat, and turn to coat. Grill the meat, turning once and brushing with the remaining glaze, for 4 to 6 minutes until golden brown, slightly charred, and cooked to medium-rare. Transfer the skewers to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature. Note: If you prefer to use a less expensive cut of meat, this recipe works very well with regular sirloin tips. Leave them in the marinade for a few hours. Grilled Corn on the Cob with Garlic Butter, Fresh Lime and Queso Fresco Serves 4 to 6 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly softened 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper 8 ears corn, silks removed but husks left on, soaked in cold water for at least 10 minutes 2 fresh limes, quartered 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco or mild feta Combine the butter and garlic in a food processor or with a mixer until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Heat your grill to high. Place the corn on the grill, close the grill hood, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally, until steamed through and hot but still crisp (test by carefully piercing with a knife). Unwrap the husks from the corn and immediately spread or brush with garlic butter. Squeeze the limes on top and sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.

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People Culvers celebrate 50th anniversary Richard and Dolores Culver of Laurel celebrated their 50th anniversary at a reception hosted by their children, Rick and Lisa Culver of Laurel, Randy and Becky Culver of Colorado Springs and Ron and Melissa Culver of Dagsboro. The Culvers also have seven grandchildren: Kristin, Sarah, Kelly, Aaron, Kevin, Tyler and Veronica. A limousine transported them to the Chateau DéVille Banquet Center in Salisbury where the event was held on July 1, 2006. They were married in St. George’s United Methodist Church near Laurel by the Rev. J.E. Layton on July 1, 1956.

Three of the original wedding party were in attendance at the anniversary celebration: Janet Elliott Kelley, maid of honor, Evelyn Riley Mumford, bridesmaid, and Alan Culver, usher. The youngest grandson, Tyler, asked the blessing prior to the buffet. The program including verbal tributes by each son as well as an instrumental solo by the oldest grandson, Aaron. Live music was also provided by Ellery Adams and The Rescue Team from Preston, Md. Photography was by Gary Marine. The anniversary cake was made by Cakes from the Hart, and flower arrangements were from Flowers by Hearn.

McGinley, McCrea announce plans Kay McGinley and Eileen Remshard of West Chester, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan McGinley, to Matthew McCrea, the son of Brenda and Todd Carmean and Mike McCrea, all of Laurel. He is the grandson of Mary Ellen Jarman and Carole McCrea, Laurel, and Howard McCrea, Cape Canaveral, Fla. The bride to be is 2003 graduate of West Chester East High School. She is a senior at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She will graduate in June with a bachelor’s degree in fashion design. Her finance is a 2003 graduate of Sus-

Megan McGinley and Matthew McCrea

sex Technical High School in Georgetown. He is employed in Philadelphia. The Aug. 18 ceremony will be at the Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pa.

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Berezansky and Humphrey to wed Dan Needham of Orlando, Fla., and Fran Needham of Milton announce the engagement of their daughter, Dawn S. Berezansky, to Kevin M. Humphrey, the son of Lester and Ann Humphrey, Laurel. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Delaware Tech with an A.S. degree in veterinary technology and is the anesthesia technician at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. Her fiance graduated from Laurel High School in 1992 and is employed at DENTSPLY Caulk in Milford as a printing press operator.

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Tim and Billie Jo Justice of Delmar announce the birth of their son, Timothy Andrew. He was born March 24, 2007. He weighed 8 pounds, 11.7 ounces and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by big sisters, Raelyn Huffman and Kelsie Justice. His maternal grandparents are Wayne and Sandy Marshall of Bridgeville and his great-grandmother is Betty Rosengren-Stone of Camden. His paternal grandparents are Hoyet and Nellie Justice of Laurel.

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Academic awards presented to Sussex Tech seniors Dozens of students received senior academic awards during a ceremony on May 29. The Class of 2007 accumulated $2,031,169 worth of awards and scholarships. Local winners are: Martina Adams, Laurel - Johnson & Wales University Scholarship, JROTC Award, Michael C. Ferguson Scholarship; Dale Bowden, Seaford - New England Institute of Technology Book Award; Amber Brown, Laurel - President's Silver Education Award; Ashley Clendaniel, Greenwood JROTC Award; Erika Conaway, Seaford - Sussex Tech Foundation Scholarship, President's Silver Education Award, Raven Report Award, Laurel Alumni Association Scholarship; Schyler Conaway, Seaford - President's Silver Education Award, Raven Report Award, George B. McGorman Foundation Scholarship, Laurel Alumni Association Scholarship, Student Activities Dependability Award, Library Award; Amber Cox, Seaford - New England Institute of Technology Book Award, President's Gold Education Award, Spanish Honor Society; Kristen Cunningham, Seaford - President's Silver Education Award, Michael C. Ferguson Scholarship; Christopher Dalton, Seaford - New England Institute of Technology Award, JRTOC Award, Outstanding Auto Diesel

Student Award; Rochelle Day, Laurel - Certified Nursing Assistant Pin; Jesse Dayton, Delmar - American Citizenship Award, Amber Drummond, Bridgeville - Ithaca College Scholarship, Key Club Award, President's Gold Education Award, Outstanding Media Broadcasting Student Award, Salutatorian Award, Secretary of Education Scholar, National Honor Society, Michael C. Ferguson Scholarship, U.S. Air Force Science Award; Melany Dubbs, Seaford - President's Gold Education Award, Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, Michael C. Ferguson Scholarship; Amber Dykes, Laurel - Wesley College and Cabrini College Scholarships, President's Gold Education Award, Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society; Kristin Elliott, Laurel - President's Gold Education Award, National Honor Society, Cosmetology Award; Jake Everhart, Laurel - Outstanding Carpentry Student Award, Eastern Star Award; Victoria Fitzgerald, Seaford - President's Silver Education Award, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Scholarship, Rebekah Assembly of Delaware Award, George E. Gordy Scholarship, Elizabeth J. White Memorial Award Bret Hall, Seaford - Horatio Alger Scholarship, New England Institute of

Bridgeville Kiwanis Club Scholarships are presented to Sussex Tech seniors Emily Johnson of Bridgeville (left) and Katherine Nennstiehl of Bridgeville by Richard Lewis.

Technology Book Award, U.S. Marine Corps Music Award; John Hitch, Laurel - President's Gold Education Award, Principal's Leadership Award; Jessica James, Laurel - Certified Nursing Assistant Pin; Emily Johnson, Bridgeville - President's

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Sussex Tech Class of 2007 includes 238 graduates A total of 238 seniors received their diplomas from Sussex Technical High School on May 31 at Raven Stadium in Georgetown. Guest speaker was Mark Stellini, senior vice president,of Managed Services for MTM Technologies, Inc. Valedictorian of the Class of 2007 is James Mark Sekcienski, Jr. and salutatorian is Amber Dawn Drummond. Senior class officers are President, Briana Barron; Vice President, Angela Massino; Secretary, Brianna Class; Treasurer, James Sekcienski Jr.; Parliamentarian, Victoria Fitzgerald; and Reporter, Christy Hoffa. The following are the graduates listed by town Bethel - Courtney Rhea O'Neal Bridgeville - William Kyle Boyce, Amber Dawn Drummond, Emily Ann Johnson, Ryan Duvall Lee, Amber Nicole Miller, Katherine Ray Nennstiehl, Keith Langley Perry, Kyle Langley Perry, Robert Raymond Riggleman IV, Tiffany Marie Roles, Aaron Michael Stone, Jamie Danielle Twyman Delmar - Jesse Stuart Dayton Greenwood - Ariadna Quintana Aguero, Ashley Nichole Clendaniel, Douglas James Emory, Erik Michael Gallo, KeShona Nicole Hopkins, Dawn Marie Hylbert, Kenneth E. Lester, Christopher David Myer, Joshua Keith Shafer, Louis Gerard Thibault III, Ashley Logan Tull, Levin Peter Westfall. Laurel - Martina Louise Adams, Kelly Nicole Armiger, Kerstine Marie Birch, Sofia Chylek Bondurant, Amber Nicole Brown, Brittany Renee Colston, Rochelle Janelle Day, Amber Elaine Dykes, Kristin

Nicole Elliott, Jake Roy Everhart, Kenneth John Gogarty, Joshua Lee Graver, Jessica Lynn Hastings, Todd Christopher Hayes, Tracy Erin Henry, John Wilbur Hitch III, Jessica Lynne James, Brittany Shae Joseph, Nicole Chandralekha Mahoney, Pamela Marie Milligan, Candice Lee Morton, Kimberly Ann Owens, Jordan Ashley Paul, Ashley Purnima Phulesar, Nicholas Brandon Pryor, Joseph David Scott, Hannah Morgan Springer, Jonathan Mark Springfield, Jeffrey Adam Stearn, Ashley Nicole Stephens, Rachael Mae Trout, Brittanie Lynn Truitt, Jared Seth Whaley, Donald Benjamin Wilkins, Karlissa Renee Wise, David Eugene Wooters III Seaford - Kevin Guillermo Alcantara, Dale Eugene Bowden, Erika Dawn Conaway, Schyler James Conaway, Amber Lynn Cox, Kristen Rose-Marie Cunningham, Christopher Jon Dalton, Stephanie Nicole Demers, Melany Corinne Dubbs, Danielle Elizabeth Edwards, Benjamin Cain Elliott, Matthew Shane Esterson, Sherri Lashell Farmer, Victoria Lea Fitzgerald, Bret Matthew Hall, Alice Marie Hemmen, Kiara LaShonda Hughes, Kevin Bruce Justice, Rachel Lorraine Krieg, Kristin Ashley Lau, Kasandra Leighann LeGates, Ian Michael Mason, Chad Everett Messick, Phillip Lynn Moore III, Lindsay Nicole O'Neal, Jessica Lynn Parker, Zachary Allison Pepper, Brittany Morgan Rodriquez, Shauntey Nicole Singletary, Heather Marie Snyder, Tiffany Cannon Snyder, Marisa Ray Sternberg, Tanya Rose Thawley, Anderson Valerio, Andrew Lloyd Waugh, Jill Beth Willey

Members of Sussex Tech’s class of 2007 line up around the end zone at Raven Stadium prior to the start of last Thursday’s commencement exercises. Photos by Mike McClure

Sussex Tech Valedictorian James "L.J." Sekcienski, Jr. flashes a smile while giving his speech last Thursday night. "The only thing holding you back from success in life is yourself," said Sekcienski, who will attend Lebanon Valley College.

The senior class and members of the audience look on as the Sussex Tech chorus, led by senior members (front), sings "Here’s to the Night" by Eve 6 during the 2007 commencement exercises last Thursday. Left, guest speaker Mark Stellini, Senior Vice President, Managed Services, MTM Technologies, presents his speech. "Now it’s time to figure out what will make your life special," said Stellini. "Success is not measured by the amount of money you make. Success is measured by the amount of people you touch." Right, Sussex Tech’s Hope Cornell does a little dance to celebrate graduation during commencement exercises. Far right, Sussex Tech’s Nicole Mahoney smiles.

Sussex Tech Salutatorian Amber Drummond of Bridgeville, who will attend Ithaca College in the fall, speaks during commencement last week. "We truly couldn’t have made it without you and we can’t thank you enough," Drummond told the school’s teachers.

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Local Sussex Tech Academic awards listed Continued from page 13

Gold Education Award, National Honor Society, Laurel Alumni Association Scholarship; Rachel Krieg, Seaford - President's Silver Education Award; Kristin Lau, Seaford - Certified Nursing Assistant Pin; Ryan Lee, Bridgeville - President's Gold Education Award, National Honor Society, Apprenticeship-Electrical Certification, University of Delaware Scholarship; Kasandra LeGates, Seaford New England Institute of Technology Book Award; Nicole Mahoney, Laurel - Volunteer Credit Award, Social Studies Award, Diamond State Classic Scholarship, Presidential Volunteer Award, Certified Nursing Assistant Pin; Pamela Milligan, Laurel Wentworth Institute of Technology Scholarship, Trinity Transport, Inc. Award; Katherine Nennstiehl, Bridgeville - President's Silver Education Award, Military Order of the Purple Heart Award, JROTC Award, Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville Award; Courtney O'Neal, Bethel President's Gold Education Award, National Honor Society, Laurel Alumni Association Scholarship; Jessica Parker, Seaford - President's Silver Education Award, National Honor Society; Zachary Pepper, Seaford President's Silver Education Award; Keith Perry, Bridgeville JROTC Award; Kyle Perry, Bridgeville JROTC Award; Ashley Phulesar, Laurel President's Silver Education Award; Robert Riggleman, Bridgeville - JROTC Award; Brittany Rodriquez, Seaford New England Institute of Technology Award, Immaculata University and Simmons College Scholarships, WBL Student Award; Tiffany Roles, Bridgeville President's Silver Education Award; Shauntey Singletary, Seaford Certified Nursing Assistant Pin, Horatio Alger Scholarship, Lion Eleanor M. Kircher Memorial Scholarship; Tiffany Snyder, Seaford Alyssa Youse Memorial Award, PACTT Outstanding Performance Award, Eastern University Scholarship, American Citizenship Award, American Legion Auxiliary #28, Oak Orchard Scholarship, Presidential Volunteer Award, Volunteer Credit Award,

Delaware 4-H Foundation Scholarship, Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship; Hannah Springer, Laurel Certified Nursing Assistant Pin; Jeffrey Stearn, Laurel JROTC Award; Ashley Stephens, Laurel Wesley College Scholarship, Certified Nursing Assistant Pin, George McGorman Memorial Scholarship, President's Silver Education Award; Marisa Sternberg , Seaford McDaniel College Scholarship; Tanya Thawley, Seaford - Outstanding Health Pro Student Award, Certified Nursing Assistant Pin, New England Institute of Technology Book Award, President's Silver Education Award; Rachael Trout, Laurel - University of Findlay Scholarship; Brittanie Truitt, Laurel Daughters of the American Revolution Award, Laurel Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary Award;

Lion Eleanor M. Kircher Memorial Scholarship was presented to Sussex Tech senior Shauntey Singletary of Seaford by William Kircher.

Ashley Tull, Greenwood Certified Nursing Assistant Pin, American Citizenship Award, Volunteer Credit Award, Presidential Volunteer Award; Levin Westfall, Greenwood National Merit Commendation

Award, Bethany College, Westminster College, Messiah College and Alderson Broaddus College Scholarships; Jared Whaley, Laurel - President's Gold Education Award, Laurel Alumni Association

Scholarship; Leanne Wharton, Laurel Alyssa Youse Memorial Scholarship, President's Gold Education Award, University of Delaware Scholarship, National Honor Society, Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary Club Scholarship, Laurel Alumni Association Scholarship, Millsboro Lions Club Scholarship; Donald Wilkins , Laurel President's Silver Education Award, Outstanding Electrical Student Award, ApprenticeshipElectrical Certification; Jill Willey, Seaford - President's Silver Education Award, JROTC Award, Jeffrey Carey Memorial Scholarship Karlissa Wise, Laurel - Certified Nursing Assistant Pin, Presidential Volunteer Award, Volunteer Credit Award; and David Wooters, Laurel Michael C. Ferguson Scholarship.

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July 4th fireworks promises to be a great show I talked with John "Firecracker" Theofiles the other day and he is AT URPHY promising viewers in Laurel another great fireworks show in 2007. Everyone knows that "We are going to have a nice fireworks display," said John. there are cars parked all "They will be set off electronically rather than manually and they will over the Laurel area wherbe choreographed." ever there is a good vanJohn did say that organizers of Laurel’s July 4th celebration sure tage point to watch them. would appreciate a few more donations, as they are off slightly this I get permission from those involved. year. I doubt that anyone can accurately tell us how many people come to Laurel for We are coming up on 11 years of the the annual fireworks, but everyone knows that there are cars parked all over the Lau- Laurel Star. Aug. 1, 1996, was the first issue and on July 22 I will be celebratrel area wherever there is a good vantage ing, I hope, my eleventh year with the point to watch them. newspaper. Alan Cole is John's right hand man and Many of my early columns were spent I can assure you they put in a full day’s looking back over the good ol’ days and I work on July 4th. thought I might pull out two or three of Donations can be sent to Laurel Firemy favorites and rerun them in celebration works, P.O. Box 934, Laurel, DE 19956 of my efforts, a sort of “looking back at looking back.” Much has changed in the last years and Laurel's Scott Sheridan, Philadelphia some old friends have gone, but life will Phillies trainer, got a long television spot always give us our memories if we treasduring Sunday's game with Kansas City. ure them. He was shown in the dugout talking to, or Here goes: explaining something to, injured pitcher Freddie Garcia in the dugout. "That's my boy,” I said to no one in the Many of the former employees of the room rather excitedly. former Blue Ridge Manufacturing CompaWell, Paul and Judy Sheridan are his ny and Laurel Manufacturing Company parents, but I'm still very proud of him. have started their spring and summer luncheons again this year. They get together to share memories and just to share Coming home from Frederica the other each other’s company, something Laurel is evening, I got to thinking. Yeah, I hear famous for. laughter in the background, especially Among those who attended this year’s from Gene Wright, but I'm sure of my reunion were Emma Wootten, Hilda Pusey, thoughts. Annabelle Wilson, Florence Hughes, CarYou know, from Laurel to where you rie Taylor, Judy Carmean, Barbara Parker, pick up Rt. 1 north in Dover, there are 25 Evelyn Collins, Kathryn Ward, Mary Ann traffic lights, if I have counted correctly, and nine if you go to Georgetown and take Littleton, Liz Parker, Betty Scarborough, Rt. 113 to Rt. 1. A lot of the excursion bus Edna Adams, Etta Morris and Josephine Dykes. drivers are doing this for a reason and I In addition to these women, some of think it's because it's quicker and much the men who made up the 85 employees easier. With all the construction on Rt. 13, on the payroll were Floyd Lamden, Donit can only get worse. ald Hickman, Perry Jefferson, Frank BaiThat's my tip of the week, no charge as ley, James Hearn, Cliff Cugler, Herman usual. Dulis and Warren Bailey. The company started out as Blue Ridge We are fast approaching the retirement around 1939 (?) over the old Arcade Dry of the state elections commissioner Frank Cleaners building opposite the library and Calio of Laurel. July 1, is the date I think. at the start it made Army clothes. It moved It would be nice if as many of us as over to the Market Street site around 1942 possible give Frank a picture of President and Carroll Rosenbloom of Baltimore George Bush. That should get his retireColts fame became part owner of the busiment off to a roaring start. ness. In 1965 it became Laurel ManufacturThere are a number of area business changes that are forthcoming but are not to ing Company. During its time in Laurel, the company also made blue jeans, Navy be announced yet. But in the very near future I will share them with you, as soon as jackets, jackets for J.C. Penney and other companies.



Pay day was usually on Friday and the pay was cash in an envelope; checks came along much later. One half-hour for lunch, 10-minute breaks; yes, 10 minutes! You were paid by the hour but piece work was how you made your money. Etta Morris was there for 35 years and Evelyn Collins was there for 46 years. And there were many of the other long-time employees. Evelyn and Katherine were the floor ladies and for the most part everyone got along together very well and each remembers her job like it was yesterday. Emma Wootten was a “utility operator” and Etta Morris worked on zippers and cuffs. Hilda Pusey particularly remembers the Christmas dinners. “They were a good company,” she said, and that was the overall sentiment of all the group. Pusey also recalls the day President Kennedy was assassinated. Her boss, Mr. David, told her not to tell the rest of the employees until the end of the day because they would not be able to work. Emma Wootten is always good for at least one funny story and she didn’t let me down. “The union was nothing,” said Emma. “Once we all decided to have a work stoppage. Everyone cut their machines off at the same time and everyone was to go to Mr. Cohen’s office. When I got there I was the only one on strike.” Mr. Cohen also said they couldn’t put air conditioning in the office because all the women would be staying there.

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Another great part of this story was the fact that many of the “girls” put notes in the military apparel during the war and corresponded with the soldiers, helping to keep up spirits. Sadly, in the 1970s and early 1980s, rumors started that work was going overseas and finally it did with little real warning, except the fact that apparel was brought to the factory from overseas and a U.S. label put on them. Says Annabelle Wilson, “The government sold out the whole garment industry. The union did not tell. It was a sad time.” Yes, since around 1985 the sewing factory has been gone. The walks through Laurel during their half-hour lunch breaks; cars lined up and down 4th and Market streets; factory employees rallying around local causes with donations; working in the summer heat and with gloves on at their sewing machines during the winter; working a little faster and putting in overtime at night to get orders out, and to help the war cause. Employees there contributed greatly to Laurel. And to America. My mother-in-law, Helen Lowe, who passed away in 1964 at age 50, was one of those employees. I know she was a hard worker, and one hour with these ladies made me appreciate her even more. Thanks to the ladies of Laurel Manufacturing Company for sharing another great part of Laurel’s history. Believe me, they are a big part of it. As Barbara Parker says, “I wish it was still there. I enjoyed it and still have a lot of memories.”


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Church honors soldier Christ United Methodist Church, Laurel, honored one of its members on Saturday night, June 2. Capt. Joseph Yawn of Laurel will be deployed to Iraq on June 18, with his company of 156 men and women, part of the 153rd Military Police Company of the Delaware Army National Guard, Delaware City. More than 70 people attended a covered-dish supper to honor Capt. Yawn and his family, Debbie, Joshua and Joseph. In addition, over $1,500 was raised to purchase phone calling cards for each of the soldiers in his company. From left: Yawn’s son, Joseph, his niece, Samantha Dykes, his son, Joshua, his wife, Debbie, and Yawn. Photo by Fred Duncan, pastor at the church.

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Members of class of ’57 hold reunion Members of the Laurel High School class of 1957 recently attended a picnic reunion at the home of Morris Harris. Above, posing in front of a 1957 Chevrolet, are: Loren Fuller, Charles Campbell, Donald Toadvine, Burton James, Raymond Kinnikin, Ed Davis, Buddy Joseph, Mary Ellen West Evans, Karen West Joseph, Dot Gravenor Hickman, Sandra Faulkner Littleton, Janice Conoway Records, Irene Reno Dubrevil, Marilyn Vannoy Coulbourne, Al Adams, Dianne Downes McGee, Morris Harris, Diane Dickerson Boyce, Nancy Spicer McMasters, Ronnie Whaley, Patty Jenkins Fisher, John Abbott, Carole Elliott McCrea, Rachel Elliott Waller and June Ralph Williams. Below are Erma Fleetwood Givens and Burton Givens, members of the class who were not available for the class photo. Photos by Pat Murphy.

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At least one person in the family has some imagination It isn’t exactly what I’d had in mind. But then again, I didn’t give YNN ARKS my husband any specific instructions. After having spent some All I asked for was some kind time sitting on the deck, of structure along the south edge of next to the construction, I the deck on which I could hang three flower pots. I got that. The have come to love the three pots, which I can see from arrangement of copper my second-story office window if I pipes that my husband really twist my neck, are hanging put together. quite satisfactorily. But when I made my request, I had in mind something white, wooden and elegant, perhaps like the arched trellis my husband built a couple of weeks ago. Something for which Martha Stewart herself, after driving by and catching a glimpse of it, might call up and ask for the plans. Well, she might still ask for the plans. But not after a simple drive-by. Affection for this structure is something that grows with time. As much as possible, my husband uses scrap materials for his projects. The trellis, One of the plant hanger’s two central pipes, with its top flattened and bent which he built to accommodate an orangedouble. blooming honeysuckle, was made out of That was several days ago. And now, plastic lumber that he had salvaged from a after having spent some time sitting on the construction site. The deck itself, on which the pot-hang- deck, next to the construction, I have come to love the arrangement of copper ing apparatus was to be constructed, was pipes that my husband put together. made from scrap salt-treated boards that I have noticed that the two center he had accumulated over time. So when I put in my request, he headed pipes, separating the whole thing into thirds, are hammered flat at the top and to the pile behind the shed, where he bent over, adding a dimension of interest. keeps his treasures. When I checked on him later in the afternoon, he was standing That took time. And I have noticed that the top, instead among several copper pipes, remnants of of being just one pipe, is made up of two an old heating system he pulled from our pipes, about six inches apart and running house years ago. parallel to each. “We can hang pieces of “Copper is elegant,” I told myself. I hummed as I prepared the hanging baskets colored glass between the pipes, as we find them,” he told me. for their new home. So now, when I come to a point in my I stopped humming several hours later, writing that the words aren’t flowing, I when I saw the finished product, a simple lean over from my seat in my office toframe of copper pipe, anchored in three ward the window and crane my neck to large, heavy wooden blocks. I didn’t, however, scream, or order him back to the look down on the deck and the copper plant hanger. Even from a story above, it shed, or protest that that—that—thing!— is indeed, to those who understand it, elewas not going up anywhere near the gant. house. And when Martha stops by and begs I looked at it in silence and when he for the plans, I’m sure my husband will be asked if I liked it, and if it was OK to go happy to oblige: Stand in your junk pile ahead and attach it to the deck, I simply and let your creativity run wild. And don’t nodded. He had worked so hard on it, and let unimaginative naysayers ruin your was obviously proud of his creation. “The flowers will make it lovely,” I told myself. dreams.


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‘EDUCATION IS FOR A LIFETIME’ - Renee Hunter-Morison, former Delmar High School assistant principal, speaks at school’s 105th commencement exercises last Friday night. ‘Education is for a lifetime,’ she said. ‘You’ll never stop learning until you draw your final breath. In your quest to make a living, make sure you make a life.’ All photos by Mike McClure

ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS - ‘Although tonight is our final night [in high school], tonight is also the beginning of the rest of our lives,’ salutatorian Bethany Lee Kleiser told her classmates. ‘The Friday night lights will always be home to us and Delmar will always have our hearts.’

GRAND ACCOMPLISHMENT - Daniel Foster pumps his fist after receiving diploma, as his classmates look on.

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State courts and judicial branches closed on July 13 Pursuant to Administrative Directive Number 161 (see attached) Chief Justice Myron T. Steele will close the Courts and related Judicial Branch agencies in Delaware on Friday, July 13. The Chief Justice noted in his Administrative Directive Number 161 that courts were unable to observe the official day of mourning on Jan. 2, for President Gerald R. Ford because of late notice by the executive branch and previously scheduled court calendars. The Judicial Branch has chosen to honor the memory of President Ford on the day closest to his birthday of July 14. The date of July 13 was selected when Administrative Directive No. 161 was issued in February 2007 to ensure sufficient notice was provided to minimize disruption to previous scheduled court appearances by the public. The Courts and judicial branch agencies statewide that will be closed on July 13 include the Supreme Court of Delaware; the Court of Chancery; the Superior Court; the Court of Common Pleas; the Family Court; the Justice of the Peace

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Courts excluding the 24 hour courts; the Administrative Office of the Courts including the Judicial Information Center and the Office of State Court Collection Enforcement; the Office of Public Guardian; New Castle County Law Library; the Kent County Law Library; the Sussex County Law Library; the Educational Surrogate Parent Program; the Office of Child Advocate; the Child Placement Review Board; the Violent Crimes Compensation Board; the Child Death, Near Death, Still Birth Commission; and the Delaware Nursing Home Residents Quality Assurance. The following Justice of the Peace Court 24 hour courts will remain open JP Court 3 in Georgetown; JP Court 7 in Dover; JP Court 20 in the City of Wilmington; and JP Court 11 in New Castle. The videophone court at Court 2 will be closed for the holiday and all video requests will be handled by the 24 hour Court locations. Specific questions about case schedules should be directed to the appropriate court(s).

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Education Delmar students receive nearly $2 million in scholarship money By Donna Dukes-Huston Delmar High School held its annual Senior Academic Awards ceremony May 22 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. A total of $594,000 in scholarships was awarded to members of the senior class from local and state organizations as well as civic clubs. This amount does not take into consideration, however, the additional money in merit-based scholarships that many students received. An additional $1,315,000 has been awarded to Delmar seniors from colleges and universities, according to Gene Kline, senior guidance counselor at Delmar High School. This puts the senior class at just over $1.9 million, and the money continues to roll in. Kline predicts that Delmar seniors will receive over $2 million in the end. New scholarship opportunities, such as SEEDS, have helped to make this possible. This is a program offered by Delaware Technical and Community College and the University of Delaware Associate Program.

Delaware students who earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and have no criminal record qualify for free tuition for two years. This can provide a savings of at least $4,600 per year. "It has opened the door for many Delaware kids who would otherwise not have gone to college," Kline said. Eight Delmar students will be taking advantage of this opportunity in the fall, according to Kline. In his 18 years in the guidance department, Kline has seen both the amount of scholarship money Delmar students receive as well as the number of these seniors accepted into college increase substantially. "In 1990 only about 22 percent of our graduating seniors went to college and they received around $40,000-$60,000," Kline said. This year 78 percent of the senior class has been accepted to a two- or four-year college, according to Kline. This is based on a graduating class of 118 students. Kline also reported that a total of 181 college applications were submitted by our seniors with 170 acceptances, a 94 percent acceptance rate.

Academic Challenge program holds annual awards ceremony The Academic Challenge Program (ACP) at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, held its annual awards ceremony on May 22. Special recognition was given during the evening to the 20th anniversary of the ACP. Academic Challenge is an accelerated English and mathematics program supported by the Sussex County school districts in cooperation with Delaware Tech. The program allows high school juniors and seniors to earn college credits at Delaware Tech & the University of Delaware while completing their high school classes. The Outstanding Student award was given to John E. Blakeney, Seaford High School. He was selected for his outstanding academic performance, program commitment, maturity, positive attitude, enthusiasm, and creativity. The Jenny Moore Award was presented to Brian D. Tinsman, a home-schooled student from Seaford. His selection was based upon his leadership, commitment, dependability and constancy. Students honored for their exceptional performance in the English classes were: Level I Writing Skills - Emily Farrell, Beacon Middle, Molly M. Cain, Seaford Middle, Margaux K. Lopez, Sussex Academy of Arts & Sciences; Level 2 Oral Communications - Sarah E. May, Cape Henlopen High; Writing with Word Power - Carey M. Phalen, Milford High; Level 3 Literary Criticism - Amanda J. Ludden,

Sussex Central High; Great Readings Rachel E. Southmayd, Sussex Technical High. Receiving honors in the ACP/University of Delaware courses in English were: Level 4 Short Story - Erin C. Thomas, Delmar Jr./Sr. High; Introduction to Poetry - Eric G. Willey, Woodbridge High; Introduction to the Novel - Levin P. Westfall; Level 5 Introduction to Drama - John E. Blakeney, Seaford High; Short Story Winona L. Landis, Cape Henlopen High. Students earning awards for their excellence in math were: Level I Algebra I - Jinah Lee, Sussex Central Middle; Algebra II - Lindsey T. Smith, Milford Middle; Level 2 Geometry - Tuyet-Nhung T. Nguyen, Seaford High; Trigonometry Jonathon P. Sharman, Sussex Technical High; Level 3 Statistics - Debra Elise Breda, Delmar Jr./Sr. High; Pre-Calculus Amanda J. Ludden, Sussex Central High. Receiving honors in the ACP/University of Delaware courses in math were: Level 4 Calculus A - William P. Phalen, Milford High; Calculus B - Trevor S. Ricker, Cape Henlopen High; Level 5 Calculus C - John E. Blakeney, Seaford High; Differential Equations - John E. Blakeney, Seaford High; Erica E. Evans, Indian River High; Dierdre B. Kelly, Cape Henlopen High; Michele Fascelli, Seaford High. All students participating in the Academic Challenge Program are recognized for their commendable performances during the 2006-2007 school year.

SUSSEX TECH STUDENTS HONORED FOR VOLUNTEERISM EFFORTS - The State Office of Volunteerism presented Sussex Technical High School students with certificates of appreciation for completing 90 hours of community service. They also earned one elective high school credit toward graduation. Seated from left are Abigail Adkins, Millsboro; James Harmon, Dagsboro; Jonathan Masten, Milford; Tara McMillon, Seaford; and Melina Pineyro, Bridgeville. Standing from left are Principal Curt Bunting; Sarah Smith, Seaford; Brandon Snyder, Millsboro; C.J. Talley, Millsboro; Jasmine Trotman, Milford; Brandon Wilkins, Laurel; and Matthew Wiltshire, Lewes. Not pictured are Tiffany Snyder, Seaford; LaToya Drummond, Bridgeville; Joseph Lagano, Frankford; Nicole Mahoney, Laurel; Leigh Powell, Millsboro; Ashley Tull, Greenwood; Walter "Lee" Vanaman III, Georgetown; and Karlissa Wise, Laurel.

New registration guidelines for Delmar Student registrations will be conducted on assigned Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dates include June 27, 28; July 11,12, 18, 19, 25, 26; and Aug. 1, 2, 8, 9. Registrants must be accompanied by a parent and/or legal guardian and should report to the school's main office. There will be a guidance counselor available to complete the process. To expedite the registration process, call the guidance office at 846-9544, ext.

135. In order to complete the registration process the following documents must be provided at the time of registration birth certificate; immunization records; proof of residency - P.O. boxes are not acceptable; copy of the registrant's last report card; school transcript/records; completed withdrawal form or official letter from the previous school; and court documented custody/guardianship papers.

SUSSEX TECH THANKS AYES MENTORS - Sussex Tehnical High School Auto Body and Auto Diesel technical areas held an appreciation breakfast at Sussex Tech to thank the members of the local industry who have supported Sussex Tech’s AYES program by being mentors to automotive students. Students who participated, shown with their mentors standing behind them, are, from left - Stephen Galvacky (Lewes) and Dale Lebeau of C.P. Diver, Lewes; Chris Marinucci (Lewes) and Steve Dayton, C.P. Diver, Lewes; Kyle Krucelyak (Millsboro) and Dave Jones, Auto Works and Wayne Williams, I.G. Burton Seaford Chevy; Kyle Messick (Seaford) and Richard Paul, 1st State Chevy; Robert Chandler (Laurel) and Eli Shrock, I.G. Burton Chevy, Milford; and Kristin Parsons (Laurel) and Shannon Bower, I.G. Burton, Seaford.

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Discover Bank honors Sussex Tech students Discover Bank, issuer of the Discover brand credit card, recently held a reception honoring Sussex Tech seniors Jessica Paige Guyer, Nicole J. Hitchens and Tiara Johnson along with eight other Foundation Scholarship winners and one Charles F. Moran Continuing Education Award at Wild Quail Country Club in Dover. Foundations Scholarship awardees are all graduating high school seniors located in the geographic area surrounding Discover Bank’s Greenwood branch. Winners are granted $5,000 to be used for tuition and other expenses related to post secondary education. The Charles F. Moran Continuing Education Award of $10,000 is granted to a college student who is a previous winner of a Discover Bank Foundations Scholarship. "For many students, high school graduation is the big goal. For our recipients tonight, that goal is not big enough. They want to learn more, experience more, become more. Discover Bank is honored to be a part of this process. We are proud to help enable each of our winners to discover their full potential," said Cristina Favilla, Discover Bank president, at the gala held to honor the winners. Jessica Paige Guyer of Ellendale is a member of the National Honor Society, the National Technical Honor Society, Skills USA, Future Educators of America – where she serves as treasurer, both the

lacrosse and softball teams and the yearbook staff. She volunteers at Peoples Place II and La Casita. Nicole J. Hitchens of Dagsboro is a member of the Key Club, the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. She volunteers her time at La Casita and the Boys and Girls Club. She writes, "When I go away to college, the values that have gotten me this far will be tightly held in my hand when I first step onto the campus." A determined leader, Nicole intends to exceed her expectations and those of her professors. Tiara Johnson of Lincoln has volunteered at Milford Memorial Hospital, assisting patients. She also tutors through her church, working with kids of all ages to hone their skills in writing, math, and reading. In her essay, she states that "I enjoy life, and I plan to enjoy it even more when I become successful." Other Foundations Scholarship winners include Christopher Boone of Lincoln, Laura Beatriz Bamaca of Georgetown, Precious Dorsey of Millsboro, Cristie Happekotte of Millsboro, Nakiya Garrett of Frederica, Zeli Melendez of Milford, Steven Simpson of Harrington and Demetra Risper of Bridgeville. The Charles F. Moran Continuing Education Award was awarded to Andrew Meade of Milford.

Sussex Tech students Jessica Guyer, Tiara Johnson, and Nicole Hitchens were honored recently by Discover Bank. In the first row are Brian Biro, author of "Beyond Success," Jessica Guyer, Tiara Johnson, and Nicole Hitchens. In the second row are Denise Knudson, Discover Bank CRA director and Christina Favilla, Discover Bank president.

Groves Adult High School includes 46 graduates The James H. Groves Adult High School, Sussex Center, conferred high school diplomas to 46 graduates on Tuesday, June 5 at its 43rd commencement exercises held at Sussex Technical High School. Graduates ranged in age from 17 to 60 and were single people, married people, fathers, mothers, grandmothers, a new mother, a mother whose baby is due in two weeks and even two sisters. Guest speaker for the evening was Maureen Whelan, state director of adult education. Student speakers were Abel Murray of Greenwood and Tamika Ayres of Georgetown. Groves counselor Maggie Glick of Millsboro was honored by the students by being selected as Distinguished Staff Member. Also honored for having perfect attendance during all four years of her study at Groves was Jenny

Hogan of Milton. Before diplomas were conferred, the following local scholarships were announced - Ethel Cook Memorial Scholarship to Charlene Wilheim of Greenwood; Ina Bryan/Carla Jones Scholarship to Rhonda Street of Bridgeville. Local graduates receiving their high school diplomas from Groves Adult High School were: Racquell Bynes (Seaford), Jona Cenexant (Seaford), Kristen Cox (Greenwood), Catia Darden (Laurel), Marie Dorce (Bridgeville), Brenda Fields (Laurel), Jesse Flynn III (Laurel), Brittany Hitch (Laurel), Jameszina Hopkins (Greenwood), Sarah Kroeger (Bridgeville), Kimberly Morris (Laurel), Abel Murray (Greenwood), Tara Sammons (Seaford), Ebony Smack (Seaford), Joshua Stanley (Laurel), Rhonda Street (Bridgeville), Dianna White (Seaford), Charlene Wilhelm (Greenwood).

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The Ina Bryan/Carla Jones Scholarship was received by Groves graduate Rhonda Street (left) of Bridgeville and presented by Dr. John Kreitzer, Director of Adult Education, Sussex Technical School District.

St. John’s Preschool Accepting Pre-K Registrations St. John’s Preschool is presently accepting registrations for the fall pre-kindergarten program. Classes meet Monday Thursday, from 12:25 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. Children must turn four by August 31 to be eligible for the program. St. John’s Preschool is a Christian-based school led by a professional, caring staff in a hands-on learning environment. Call Preschool Administrator Connie Halter at 629-2289 for further information All Kids Are Precious In His Sight!

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CHURCH BULLETINS The Gospel Southernaires On Father's Day, Sunday, June 17 at 3 p.m., the Gospel Southernaires will be at the Church of the Nazarene, Houston Branch Road, Federalsburg, Md. (passed Maryland Plastics). A free will offering will be taken. There will be three prize giveaways, to the oldest father, the father with the most children, and the best dressed man. For information, contact Paris Twyman at 410-754-9135 or 410-943-0900. This is the group’s second appearance in the Federalsburg area.

Union UMC Summer Events The Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville announces upcoming summer events. Any questions, contact Jolene Workman at 302-245-4426. June 18-22 - "Son Seekers" day camp for children ages 5-10. Saturday, June 23 - 7 p.m., family outdoor movie night. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. In case of rain the movie will be moved to the fellowship hall. Sunday, July 1 - 6 p.m., church family cookout. Bring a covered dish. Sunday, July 15, at 7 p.m., community praise and worship night. July 30-Aug. 3 - "Son Seekers" day camp for children ages 5-10. Sunday, Aug. 5, at 5:30 p.m., Faith and Family Night. Participants will attend a Shorebirds game, then a concert performed by Higher Ground. Following the concert there will be a fireworks show. Tickets are $5. For an additional $22, concert-goers can meet a member of Higher Ground and

enjoy a two-hour all-you-can-eat buffet. A dollar from every ticket is donated to the Joseph House. Monday, Aug. 6-10, at 6 p.m., vacation Bible school. Sunday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m., community hymn sing. Saturday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m., ice cream social.

Ministries plans Enrichment Day On Saturday, June 16, All Walks of Life Outreach Ministries will be having a Day of Fellowship beginning at noon with evangelist Donna Nichols and special musical guests. At 3 p.m. there will be a fellowship luncheon. Then at 5 p.m. Pastor Sadie Brunson of Water in the Wilderness Ministries of Wilmington will speak. The Ministry is located at 30599 N. Sussex Hwy. Laurel. For more information call 875-7772. Pastors are Randy and Lori Jones.

Centenary to hold VBS Centenary United Methodist Church, Laurel, will hold vacation Bible school from June 25 to June 29. Teachers will “send SonForce Kids Special Agents on a mission for God.” The Bible school is for children ages 4 -12 and will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each day. Registration forms are available at the church. For details, call the church office at 875-3983.

Faith Refresher 2007 set River of Life Christian Center is hosting its "Faith Refresher 2007 on Saturday, June 16, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 17, at 11 a.m. River of Life Christian Center is located at 17 West Market St., Greenwood. The guest speaker is Elder Wentric Williams, co-founder of Embassy Christian Center, Hannibal, Mo. For more information, call the church office at 349-9420.

Centenary U.M.C. Gospel Café Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Poplar and Market streets,Laurel, will hold its Gospel Café every Saturday night at 6 p.m. The cafe features Bruce & Nancy Willey Music Ministry, with live Christian music, fellowship and refreshments. June’s guest singers are: June 16 - Bob Murphy, Bill Primrose and Lily & DJ (PopPop Wootten). June 23 - Susie Luchsinger (Reba McIntyre's sister), Cassandra Abbott and Denise and Ken Harper. June 30 - Dean Atkins, Joe Dawson and Voices of Harmony. Every week, Mary Ann Young is part of the line-up Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact the church office at 875-3983 between 8 a.m. and noon, or call Bruce Willey at 8755539.

Latin Mass A Latin mass according to the Missal of

1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. This month’s mass will be celebrated on June 17. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional

Alzheimer's Program The Women of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Laurel, will sponsor a program about Alzheimer's disease. This program will be held in the parish hall, 600 South Central Ave., on Monday, June 18, at 7 p.m. It is open to the public and refreshments will be served. The presenter will be Mary K. Konesey, R.N., ambassador for Delaware Valley of the Alzheimer's Assoc. The association provides information through health fairs and Alzheimer's caregiver support groups. Konesey is the personal caregiver for her mother, who has had Alzheimer's disease for 10 years. Konesey has served as a volunteer coordinator for the Rehoboth Beach Memory Walk for several years. The Memory Walk started in 1997 and has collected more than $367,000. The walk will be held in Rehoboth this year on Sept. 29.

Susie Luchsinger is live in concert Susie Luchsinger will perform at the Central Worship Center on June 24, at 10:30 a.m. The Central Worship Center is located at 14545 Sycamore Road, Laurel. For more information, call 875-7995.

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

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

St. John’s United Methodist Church

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

SUNDAY WORSHIP 8:30 & 11:15 am Traditional 9:45 Sunday School 9:50 am Contemporary Come as you are… and be transformed in the love of Christ!

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

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


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

CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE Rev. Fred Duncan Church: 875-4233 Parsonage: 875-3398 Sunday Services: 8:30am Praise 9:30am Sunday School,11am Worship


St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & Old Christ Church 600 S. Central Ave., P.O. Box 293 Laurel, DE 19956 ~ (302) 875-3644 Rev. Rita B. Nelson, Rector Holy Eucharist with Healing and Church School ~ Sunday @ 9:30 am

Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching Youth Group Sunday Night 7 pm

Worship 11 a.m. • Sun. School 10:00 a.m. Wed. Night 7:00 p.m. • Sun. Night 7:00 p.m. Located on Bethel Road between the Dual & Alt. 13 For info call: 629-3674 or 875-2915 Sr. Pastor Roland Tice

HARVEST CHRISTIAN CHURCH “Heart Felt Praise” Relevant Bible Teaching Children’s Ministry Midweek Bible Study Tom Birowski, Pastor Seaford, Del. • 628-7771 94 Walnut St. Laurel, DE 19956

875-7873 “A Place to Belong” SUNDAY WEDNESDAY Underground Family Worship (7-12 grade) 6:15 p.m. 10:45 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Prayer Team ‘The Table’ God’s Big Back Yard (last Wed. of mo) 7:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m.

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

For info, call 875.7995 or visit

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road 68, South of Laurel Laurel, Del. Sun. School 10 a.m. • Worship 9 & 11 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Hymn Sing: Last Sunday Each Month - 7 p.m.

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

Christian Church of Seaford Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298 Minister: John Herbst SCHEDULE OF SERVICES Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Morning Worship 10:30 Wed. Night Service & (Nursery & Jr. Church) Youth Groups 7:00 p.m. A Firm Foundation • A Sure Hope • An Unending Love

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The Father Factor By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church


It seems everyone wants kids Let’s face it, with Fato have a good chance in life. We laud opportunity more than ther’s Day just around anything. In order to protect society’s children, we utilize the corner, fewer and everything from Child seats to fewer dads are stepChild Protective Services. But what if I told you there ping up to the plate... was one determining factor in a future child’s success or failure abuse drugs we would have a law manthat completely dominates the cultural dating baseball caps. landscape? For example, detailed reNow obviously we can’t mandate fasearch has discovered… therhood, but we can laud it. We need This factor makes a child twice as more airtime, more advertising, more likely to quit high school, 70 percent preaching, more songs, more training more likely to be kicked out of school, in school on the importance of fatherand a whopping 10 times more likely hood. to abuse alcohol or drugs. We need someone standing up and This factor makes a child five times loudly proclaiming, “Dad we need more likely to end up in poverty than you!” his counterparts who don't face this. 72 Right now we have the opposite. A percent of teenage murderers dealt with study by the National Fatherhood Inithis factor. tiative in 2001 found that a full 65 perThose who face this factor are an cent of fathers portrayed on TV were unbelievable 20 times more likely to either partially or fully negative porend up in jail than those who do not trayals. face this. Attacks on fatherhood come from all This factor is not low IQ. It is not over the place. The militant homosexurace or ethnicity. It is not poverty or al agenda has demeaned the need for a social status. The determining factor two-parent two-gender home, and our for so many childhood issues is fatherpolitically correct culture has attempted hood. Did a child grow up with a fato completely emasculate traditional ther who was regularly in his or her manhood. life? Let’s face it, with Father’s Day just Imagine what type of national push around the corner, fewer and fewer we would see if we discovered we dads are stepping up to the plate and could keep people out of jail by makfewer and fewer people are crying out ing sure they ate potatoes in childhood? that it even matters. But it does matter! If we discovered that kids who wore Dad, your kids need you, and it is baseball caps were 10X less likely to NEVER too late to ask God for what you can do to make a difference in the life of your children or your children’s How to submit items children. Proverbs 23:24 reminds us Submit Church Bulletin items by that, “The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son deThursday at noon. Send to Morning lights in him.” Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to Seaford, DE 19973, email ediget back to playing with my kids. or drop py Father’s Day! off at 628 West Stein Highway, The Rev. Crofford is Senior Pastor at Seaford. Items appear in both the Laurel Wesleyan Church. You may email Seaford and Laurel Stars.


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

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

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

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



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

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

302-629-8434 •

MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 5:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30 p.m.


Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6 pm Children’s Church 10:45 am SPANISH Worship 10:45 am Wednesday Activities 7 pm Pastor: Homer McKeithan Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”

LAUREL-MT. PLEASANT CHARGE 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814 Pastor: Rev. Timothy P. Jones

Sunday Morning Wed. Bible Study & Worship & Children’s Children’s Discovery Club 7:00 PM Ministries 10:00 AM “Flowing in Power and Love to a Parched and Thirsty World”

Passing on God’s Love and Grace in Laurel, Delmar & Surrounding Area United Methodist Churches

King’s St. George’s Mt. Pleasant

Worship Sun. Sch.

Gordy Rd. .......... 8:50....10:00 St. George Rd. .... 10:10..... 9:00

Mt. Pleasant Rd. 9:30,11:30..10:15 Pastor Barbara Auer


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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT Ministry for the whole family 7 PM

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


The Atlanta Road Alliance Church 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 • Rev. Edward J. Laremore, Sr. Pastor SUNDAY WEDNESDAY 8:30 Worship 6:45 Pioneer Clubs (age 3 9:45 Sunday School thru grade 6) & Divorce Care® 11:00 Worship/Kids Church 7:00 Prayer Service & Youth Group (grades 7-12) 7:00 Evening Service

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

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Serving Christ in the Heart of Seaford since 1830

17 W. Market St., Greenwood, DE 302349-9420 Pastors Joseph & Yvonne Dixon WORSHIP SERVICE: SUN. 11 AM BIBLE STUDY: WED. 7:30 PM

Proclaiming Faith 4 pm Sunday on WKDI 840 AM Radio

Food Outreach Emergency Food

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

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 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

(Rm. 16:16)


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

Laurel Wesleyan Church

The Gift of His Love

315 High St. • Seaford, DE

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

Rt. 13A, Just North of Laurel Sunday School - 9:30 Worship - 9:00 & 11:00 Sunday Evening Worship and Children’s Ministries 6 p.m. Wednesday Youth Ministries 6:30 p.m. Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Todd Crofford Assistant Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor/Youth: Sue Boyce Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey

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MORNING STAR ✳ JUNE 14 - 20, 2007


OBITUARIES Harlan E. White, 69 Harlan E. White of Blacksburg, Va., passed away June 4, 2007 at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. He was a son of James and Anna White of Seaford. Mr. Harlan White was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. In addition to his 28-year career as extension forage specialist and project leader in the crop and soils department at Virginia Tech, Harlan loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, and Virginia Tech Sports. He was proud to serve two years in the U.S. Army Chemical Corp, being discharged with the rank of captain prior to joining the Virginia Tech Agronomy Department faculty in 1966. He especially enjoyed raising and training beagles for hunting and field trialing. He was a member of the Blacksburg United Methodist Church, serving several leadership roles including assistant scoutmaster. He served as master of Blacksburg Hunter's Lodge #156 A.F.& A.M. and was a member of the Blacksburg Royal Arch Chapter. As a member of the Longshop McCoy Ruritan Club, he enjoyed the community fellowship and served as president. He and his wife Jean very seldom missed a Virginia Tech football or basketball game having been season ticket holders since 1967. Harlan received many state and national awards in recognition of his forage educational programs conducted in cooperation with co-workers, one of the most recent being the Medallion Award, which is the top award given by the Forage and Grassland Council. In 1979, he was a founder of the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council, which has grown to become a major voice for the forage and livestock industries in Virginia. Following retirement, he served as treasurer and advisor to the council. In traveling around Virginia, the large round bales, new cross fences for improved grazing, beef cow grazing "stockpiled" grass during the winter, brown fields in spring - killed with herbicides in preparation for soil-saving, no-till corn seeding, and pastures and hay fields seed-

Obituaries are run without charge thanks to the support of area churches.

ed with soil-protecting no-till methods are clear reminders of the impact of some of his work with Extension workers and other co-workers on improved conservation management practices by producers. Predeceased by his parents, his survivors include: his wife and companion for 48 years, Jean Fluharty White; a son, Joseph R. and daughter-in-law, Susan Cockerham White, of Galax, Va., and daughter, Linda W. Kipps and son-in-law, Ryne D. Kipps, of Blacksburg. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Jenna, Allison, and Brady White and Mark and Katy Kipps, brother and sister-in-law, Clark and Susan White, of Seaford. Funeral services were held June 7 in the Blacksburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Reggie Tuck and Rev. Morris Fleischer officiating. Interment followed in the Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg. Masonic rites by Hunter's Lodge # 156 A.F. & A.M. were held June 6 at the McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg. Contributions may be made to the Virginia Forage and Grasslands Council, Attention: David Fiske, P.O. Box 100, Steeles Tavern, VA 24476.

Elsie A. Harmon, 77 Elsie A. Harmon of Georgetown died on June 2, 2007, at Harbor Health Care in Lewes. She was a daughter of John and Alice Paynter Corsey. Elsie worked as a housekeeper in Rehoboth for many years as well as working in the poultry industry. She was a great loving grandmother, who loved to talk to people. She was predeceased by her parents, and a daughter, Yvonne Harmon who passed in 1973. She is survived by a granddaughter, Tina Harmon of Delmar; special friends, Charles and Edna Harmon of Millsboro, and a great-granddaughter, Nhiya Harmon. Graveside services were June 8 at the Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery, Millsboro, with the Rev. Carl Jackson officiating. Contributions may be made to Harbor Health Care, 301 Ocean Blvd., Lewes, DE 19958.

In Loving Memory of Michael B. Gray It’s hard to believe it has been four years. You may be gone from this earth but never from our thoughts and memories. We love and miss you very much. Love you and all that. Love your family and friends.

Nancy Gibson Owens, 76

Joyce L. Winfield, 66

Nancy Gibson Owens of Seaford died on Sunday, June 3, 2007 at home. Mrs. Owens was born June 18, 1930 in Iredell County, N.C., a daughter of Benjamin Waters Gibson and Launa Bass Gibson. She was a homemaker and enjoyed working in her flower gardens around her home and sharing flowers with family, neighbors and friends, at both the Seaford and Laurel Senior Centers and with others that often stopped to take pictures of her flowers or ask her about the type of flowers she had growing in her yard. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Miles Thomas Owens in 2001. Mrs. Owens is survived by four children, Steve Jackson Owens of Bear, James Lee Owens of Galestown, Md., Gary Wayne Owens of Bridgeville and Janet Owens Profili of Seaford. She is also survived by three brothers, Joe Ben Gibson of Mooresville, N.C., Jimmy Waters Gibson and Paul John Gibson, both of Statesville, N.C., two sisters, Billey Kathryn Gibson Buchanan of Matthews, N.C. and Patsy Ann Gibson Snow of Statesville, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren Funeral services were June 8 at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. The family suggests donations be made to Delaware Hospice Inc., 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Joyce L. Winfield of Bridgeville, formerly of Baltimore, Md., died on Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. Miss Winfield is survived by her sister and caregiver, Janet A. Blankenship, with whom she lived; and three nieces, Marti Hoffman, Patti Freeman-Lewis and Shelly Hamlet. Graveside services were Friday, June 8 at Meadowridge Memorial Park in Baltimore. The family suggests donations be made to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Attn. Tom Brown, 801 Middleford Rd, Seaford, DE 19973.

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

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

Rose D. Carey, 75 Rose D. Carey of Bridgeville went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. She was the daughter of John Porter and Rose Parsons Carey. She was a retired seamstress with the Gumdrop Comp. in Federalsburg, Md. She loved traveling, camping, fishing, bingo, gardening, and reading. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, George V. Carey. She is survived by three sons, Samuel "Jack" Tucker of Fruitland, Md., Buddy Tucker of Seaford and William Tucker of Milford; two daughters, Dinah Carey of Bridgeville and Hettie Hitchens of Laurel.

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

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

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

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

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

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

“Welcome Home!”

Senior Pastor

Wesley United Methodist Church

Mark Landon

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

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


7046 Seashore Hwy. Bridgeville, DE 19933


Church of God

Fax 302-337-8769

Worship Services: Seeker Service 8:30 am • Sunday School 9:30 Morning Worship 10:45 am • Wed. Night 7 pm

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MORNING STAR âœł JUNE 14 - 20, 2007 Step-children Wanda Spadaccini, Susan Carey and Vincent Carey, 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held at the convenience of her family. Contributions may be made in her honor to the American Cancer Society, 1138 Parsons Rd., Salisbury, MD 21803.

Lillian M. Hopkins, 89 Lillian M. Hopkins, “Nanny�, of Seaford, formerly of Bridgeville, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 12, 2007. Mrs. Hopkins was born on December 15, 1917 in Baltimore, Md. She was married to the late Harold T. Hopkins. She was very gifted with her hands and had the ability to draw many things and enjoyed sewing. She loved to paint and do crafts and would sit for hours at a time making and sewing things. She will be remembered as a loving, caring, and giving person and will be missed greatly by all who knew her. She is survived by her daughter, Loretta Hoffman of Federalsburg, Md.; a son, Clifford Hopkins of Seaford; 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She is also survived by a niece, Mary Stuart of Oregon and many other family members. A private memorial graveside service will be held for her at her final resting place in Hebron, Md.

Francis S. Nero, 86 Francis S. Nero of Laurel went to be with the Lord on June 11, 2007 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Whitesville to the late G. Santo Nero and Teodora Nero. Mr. Nero was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and patriot. He served his country in WWII in the Army's 4th Infantry Division 12th Regiment. He received two purple hearts, five Bronze Battle Stars and a presidential citiation for oustanding military service. Nero's division served in the battle of the bulge and many battles along the France-Germany borders. His military accomplishments spotlighted him in a movie "Delaware: Voices of World War II". He retired as a cabinetmaker and woodworker in 1985. He was also know for his vegetable stand on Broadcreek Rd. and his award winning tomatoes and corn. He attended Trinity UM Church in Laurel, American Legion Post #18, and the Laurel

Senior Center. His wife of 65 years Rosalie Nero proceded him in death in 2006. He is survived by his son Frank Nero of N.J. and his daughter Cynthia Matthews and her husband Michael of Laurel. Granchildren include Sally Nero and Deborah Nero of N.J.; and Alexander Matthews of Laurel. Brothers are Tony and Nick Nero of Laurel and Joe Nero of Fla. Sisters include Mary Galbriath and Elizabeth West of Lewes. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, 700 West St, Laurel on Friday June 15 at 2:00 p.m. Friends and family may call one hour prior to the service. Interment with full military honors will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel. The Pastor Tina Whaley will officiate. Donations can be made in his name to: Coastal Hospice at the Lake, 2604 Old Ocean City Rd. Salisbury, MD 21804.

Sarah “Sally Campbell� Alese Sarah Alese, who attended Delmar High School in the 1970’s and was known to most as Sally Campbell, died Sunday, May 27, 2007 in her home in Saint James, N.Y., after a short battle with cancer. Survivors include her husband Tom Alese; daughter Denise Bruno; grandson Bob Bruno, III of Sarah Alese Clearwater, Fla.; her brother Jim Campbell, Jr. of Mechanicsville, Md.; and her sisters, Janice Fearer of Titusville, Fla., Mary Jowett and Delaine “Laine� Campbell both of Alexandria, Va. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 16 at 3 p.m. at the Short Funeral Home, 13 East Grove St. in Delmar. Donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice of Suffolk, Inc. 505 Main Street, Northport, New York, 11768, “In Memory of Sarah Alese�. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Marguerite Stanton Walmsley, 94 Marguertie Stanton Walmsley of Georgetown and formerly of Laurel died Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at Bayhealth at Milford Memorial Hospital in Milford.

The family of Miles A. Conaway, Sr. would like to thank all the friends and family who brought food, flowers, cards and prayers during the illness and death of our loved one. A special thanks to Randy Booth, Franklin Shockley, Charity Lodge 27, Odd Fellows Lodge and the members of Mt. Zion Church. Also, a very special thanks to Karen, the nurse’s aide. It means a lot to have such loving and caring friends/family to lean on during this difficult time.

Mrs. Walmsley was born July 29, 1912 to Arinda (Wheatley) Stanton and Edwin U. Grant Stanton in Portsmouth, Va. She was raised and educated in Portsmouth and Galestown, Md. She married Edward Walmsley, Sr. of Laurel on Nov. 11, 1938 and they resided in Laurel until Mr. Walmsley’s death in 1968. Mrs. Walmsley then relocated to Georgetown where she lived for 36 years. In 1995, Mrs. Walmsley was predeceased by her son, Edward Walmsley, Jr. of Laurel. She was also preceded in death by several siblings - Clyde Stanton of Portsmouth, Va.; Harold Stanton of Baltimore, Md.; Bertha Wheatley of Portsmouth, Va.; Iva Leceister of Boston, Mass.; and Floyd Stanton of Philadelphia, Pa. Mrs. Walmsley is survived by her daughter Joyce Walmsley Pepper and her husband Wayne Pepper, Sr. of Georgetown; and four grandchildren - Reginia L. Pepper and W. Allen Pepper, Jr. and his wife Cindy Whaley Pepper of Georgetown; Kevin E. Walmsley and Kelly L. Walmsley; a niece, Mrs. Norman Peregoy of Ocean Pines; and two nephews Robert and Martin Stanton of Barrington, Ill. The family would like to express their gratitude to the Harrison Senior Living staff for all their kindness, compassion, and excellent care of Mrs. Walmsley. Private services were handled by Short Funeral Services, Georgetown. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 100 North 17th St., Second Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103.


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

In Loving Memory Darvin Sonny Marino Nov. 21, 1936 - June 23, 2005

God saw my brother getting tired, a cure not meant to be. So God put his arms around my brother and whispered to him, Come home with me. You dont now how many times I wanted to call you. I am so sad that I cant, but I have the memories of our conversations and visits. I know you liked to be called Darvin, but I still liked calling you Sonny. We love you & miss you. You will be in our hearts forever. - Patty & Henry

In Loving Memory of our son

Dennis Messick

who passed away June 14, 1997

Our Family chain is broken and nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. No farewell words were spoken, no time to say good-bye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why. Loved and missed by, The Messick Family

MORNING STAR ✳ JUNE 14 - 20 , 2007


Community Bulletin Board Events Basket and Handbag Bingo The 4th annual Basket Bingo including Vera Bradley handbags in memory of nine-year-old, Josh Dickerson, will be held Saturday, June 16, at Delmar VFW. Doors open at 5 p.m. and Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Price is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. There will be plenty of good food and snacks available for purchase, so come hungry. There will be 10 games of basket bingo and 10 games of handbag bingo. All baskets will be filled. Come out for an evening of fun. All proceeds will be donated to: The Make a Wish Foundation. There will be door prizes, special games and large baskets and handbags to be raffled off. For tickets call Pamela Price at 302249-2546, Dawn Turner at 410-726-2184 or Sandy Dickerson at 302-846-9761. "This bingo is in no way affiliated with the Longaberger Company."

"Our State Fair!" exhibit The Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village presents a new exhibition looking back at Delaware Agriculture's Biggest Celebration, "Our State Fair!" June 28 through Aug. 5. Hear the 1920's "Delaware Fair" song, enjoy vintage film of earlier Delaware State Fairs, view the original 1920 Fair ledger, read the inscriptions of past winners on the Governor's Racing Trophy, see the gavel made from the wood of the original 1919 Grandstand, plus peruse the many photos and memorabilia covering the Fair from 1919 to 2007. Will you find yourself in the picture? Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Museum admission is applicable DAMV is a private 501(c)3 educational organization located 866 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, just south of Delaware State University.

Coastal Community Enhancement "Sussex Communities: Growing Better," a workshop sponsored by the University of Delaware's Coastal Communities Enhancement Initiative will be held Thursday, June 28, in Georgetown. "UD professionals will discuss the Ini-

tiative and overview growth issues in Sussex Communities," said Bill McGowan a co-leader of the Initiative. Thomas Hylton, author of "Save Our Lands, Save Our Towns," will keynote the workshop. Registration and light refreshment start at 8 to 8:45 a.m. at the University of Delaware's Ann V. and Elbert N. Carvel Research and Education Center. Lunch will be served with pre-registration required. The program starts at 9 a.m. with Thomas Hylton, "Save Our Lands, Save Our Towns." According to Hylton, "The best way to save our farms and forests is to rediscover our traditional cities and towns." At 10 a.m. a panel on "The Coastal Community Enhancement Initiative" moderated by Bernard Dworsky, co-leader of the CCEI will discuss the first year of the Initiative. Panel members will include researchers and professionals from the University of Delaware. At 11 a.m., a presentation and discussion "Growth Scenarios for Sussex Communities" will demonstrate several possible growth scenarios using Community Viz an ArcGIS extension for land use planning. The presenters are Chuck Donley of Donley Associates and UD professionals. The workshop is free but advanced registration is required. Contact: Carrie Sterling, 302-856- 2585, ext. 574 or e-mail: to register or receive a brochure.

Democrat Club Raffle The Western Sussex Democrat Club is holding a raffle for a prize of $1,000. There are only 300 tickets being sold and the drawing for this prize will be held at the club's annual picnic July 16. The winner does not have to be present for the drawing. Tickets cost $10 and are available from any club member or by calling Betsy Davis, the club president at 875-7091. Tickets may be purchased and paid for by check made out to Western Sussex Democrat Club and mailed to the club president at 205 Eighth St., Laurel.

Summer Camp at ECS The folks at ECS Summer Camp know that families are busy, involved in activities and taking vacations, so they want to

Poodles Only Dog Show The Salisbury Md. Kennel Club is proud to announce that we will again be host to the Poodle Club of America's Poodles Only International Dog Show, to be held at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center and other places in the area from June 9 through June 15. The public is invited to watch. There is no admission fee for any of the events. Un-entered dogs are not allowed on the premises. Also, note that the Salisbury Kennel Club will coordinate with the Poodle Club of America to hold All-Breed Agility Trials Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, at the Crown Sport recreational facility located on US Rt. 13-(Business) south of Fruitland. Trials begin at 8 a.m. each day.

Laurel Public Library event On Wednesday, June 20, Ray Owen will present "A Mysterious Musical Journey," at 2 p.m., and Magician Mike Rose will present Mystery Magic! on Thursday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m. The library also offers a variety of special-interest clubs that begin the week of June 18 and meet on a weekly basis throughout the summer. An Acting Club for children in grades 2-6 will meet on Monday evenings from 6-6:45. No experience (or ability!) necessary - all fun, no pressure. Mystery lovers in grades 3-6 have a "Who-Done-It-Club" that will meet on Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m., and builders in grades K-6 can use their imagination and expertise with all kinds of interesting materials each Thursday at 3 p.m. at our Build It! Club. Additionally, the library will have Preschool Story Time for children ages 2-5 on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; and OK BookTime, a book and activity time for children in grades 1-4, on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

Flag Day The Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 and its Ladies Auxiliary will host a Flag Day program on June 14 at 7 p.m. at their Post on Governors Avenue in Greenwood, DE. Certificates of Appreciation will be given to several area households who daily fly the American flag. Prof. Darlene


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In Memory of 9 year old, Josh Dickerson

Saturday, June 16, 2007 Doors open: 5:00 p.m. DELMAR VFW POST 8276 Bingo Begins at 6:30 p.m. DELMAR, MARYLAND ADMISSION $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door

10 games of Basket Bingo & 10 games of Handbag Bingo! ALL BASKETS WILL BE FILLED!!

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make sure you know that whether you need them all summer, just a few weeks or perhaps a few days during each week, they are available. Summer camp at Epworth Christian School in Laurel will take place Monday through Friday and will run through Aug. 17 with registration from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. and pickup by 5:30 p.m. Activities include sports, games, contests, trips, swimming and more. Each day will include a Bible lesson with life applications. The cost of camp for the entire summer is $1,100 or by the week for $115 or daily for $25. For registration information, contact Coach Greg at 875-4488.

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MORNING STAR ✳ JUNE 14 - 20, 2007 Spitzer-Antezana, a social historian who teaches history at Prince George's Community College in Maryland, will speak on "The Real Betsy Ross." The celebration will conclude with the Second Annual Patriotic Auction. Proceeds will benefit "Operation Uplink," a program to purchase phone cards for the active-duty military personnel. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. For more information contact Pres. Michaele Russell at (302) 349-4220.

sion of Libraries and Delaware Public Libraries. For further information, contact Donna Prine Carter at 349-5309

Bluegrass Festival Bluegrass Festival, Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, at Marvel's Carriage Museum in Georgetown. Friday from 3 to 11 p.m., the cost is $12 per person; on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., $24 per person. Weekend, $36 per person - two nights, free rough camping with weekend ticket. For information call 875-2595.

Teens and Parents of Teens

Longaberger basket bingo

Looking for something to do this summer? Looking for something for your teenage son or daughter to do this summer? Check out teen volunteer opportunities at the Laurel Public Library. We have an interesting group of teens in grades 7-12 from all over the area. They plan programs, perform skits, help with crafts and help with program set-up. Some teens help us by keeping our books in order and assist with getting our books ready to be checked out. For more information, contact Becky Norton at 875-3184 or by email at

There will be a Longaberger® basket bingo on June21st at the Seaford Moose Lodge #1728, alt. 13, benefiting the Seaford Parks and Recreation Youth Sports Programs. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature basket combinations including the Journal and Foyer Basket, Medium Oval Gathering and Hamper Basket. Advance tickets are $20 per person, and $25 at the door. Doors open at 6 pm and refreshments will be available. For more information or ticket purchase please contact Darnell Savage or Tammi Thompson at 629-6809.

Get a Clue at Your Library

Stevens Puppets at Library

The Delmar Public Library will hold its first Adult Summer Reading Program (ASRP). Some of the special events and programs will include Mystery Bingo, Family Movie Nights, CSI Maryland: The Real Story of Criminal Investigations, Don't Be a Victim: Get a Clue on Self-Defense and a special presentation from author, Evelyn David, entitled How to Commit Murder: A Mystery Write Offers Some Clues. To go out with a bang, ASRP participants will be invited to a murder mystery party: Survivor: The Tribal Council. This summer will prove to be one like no other. There will be lots of prizes, lots of reading and fun for all. The adults are going to show the kids how it's done. For more information, Contact Veronica Schell, Delmar Public Library.

Stevens Puppets, a critical acclaimed marionette theatre, will present "The Wizard of Oz" at the Greenwood Library on Mill Street in Greenwood on Friday, June 22, at 7 p.m. Fun for all ages, the program is free and open to the public. Support for this program is made possible by collaboration between the Delaware Division o the Arts, the Delaware Division of Libraries and Delaware Public Library For further information contact Donna Prine Carter at 349-5309.

Ray Owen at Greenwood Library Ray Owen, a national recording artist and award-winning songwriter and children's entertainer, will present "History Mystery: Get a Clue @ Your Library," at the Greenwood Library on Mill St. in Greenwood on Friday, June 15, at 4 p.m. Fun for all ages, this interactive program is free and open to the public. Support for this program is made possible by collaboration between the Delaware Division of the Arts, the Delaware Divi-

Seaford Recreation Tennis Beginning Tennis Clinic - June 25-July 18, from 8:30-10 a.m., Monday and Wednesdays, Ages 6-12. Price is $40. Learn basics of tennis. Players are divided by age group and skill level: USTA Team Tennis - June 26-July 19, Tuesday and Thursdays, Ages 6-14 8:3010 a.m., Price is $50 Tuesdays and Thursdays, ages 10-18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Price is $60 Adult lessons - ages 18 and up Lessons available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players, Price is $45. Dates and times will be scheduled for the convenience of the instructor and students. Call 629-6809 for information.

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Nanticoke Senior Center Cruise

Baseball Equipment Needed

On Tuesday, June 26, at 10 a.m., the Nanticoke Senior Center will have a cruise to St. Michael's. Cost is $33 for members and $38 for non-members. Please pay when you sign up at the front desk.

Any baseball equipment, used or unused, is needed for an Eagle Scout Project. Equipment will be collected, refurbished, and sent to the Dominican Republic. Contact Kirby Mills via email at or by phone 1302-690-2749 if you can be of any assistance.

Summer camp offered by Elks Seaford Elk’s Lodge #2458 is sponsoring a number of children, ages 9-13, to attend the Elks Camp Barrettin Crownsville, MD (West of Annapolis.) The dates are: Boys, July 8 - 24, Girls 15 - 21. For more information or for an application form, call 628-3607 or 6282991.

Laurel History Books Still Available

Volunteers Needed The Disabled American Veterans Organization (DAV) needs volunteer drivers to take local veterans to the VA hospital in Elsmere, in a DAV van. Van expenses are paid. One day per week needed or other times as a substitute. Valid drivers license and physical exam by VA required. Food allowance at the VA hospital cafeteria is provided. Time required is about 8 hours per trip. Van is at the VFW club on Middleford Rd., Seaford. Phone Chet Swift at 6295143 or Jerry Chapman at 629-8108.

A few copies of the 19th Century History of Laurel, published by the Laurel Historical Society may still be purchased at either the Laurel Town Office, Laurel Public Library, or O’Neal’s Antiques. The price remains at $45 each. For further information or to arrange to have a book mailed please call 875-4217. There is a $5 mailing fee.


Trap Pond volunteers sought

Friends of the Laurel Library

Trap Pond offers free camping in exchange for Volunteer Services (Required for free camping, 24 hours per week of volunteering). Host programs available in the campground, Nature Center, maintenance and administrative. Check out our other awards for short term volunteering. (For more information contact:, Community and Volunteer Services 302-7391960.

On June 19, at 7 p.m., come to the Annual meeting of the Friends of the Laurel Library. It is sometimes not enough to go to a dinner or send in the money for a membership fee. Sometimes what is really needed is energy and spirit and a willingness to pitch in. The payback is watching people of all ages benefit from the excellent programs that the Laurel Library offers. The payback is the camaraderie of working with other people of like mind

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who want to make a real difference. And the Friends really do make a significant difference in the lives of the people of Laurel. This year the Friends of the Laurel Library will once again host the 4th of July Book Sale at the Laurel Library from 10 AM to 2 PM. A large selection of books will be offered at very low prices. There will be ice cold water for sale as well as other items to benefit the Friends. Every dollar made by the Friends goes to benefit the library and, as the Friends are a nonprofit organization, all donations are tax deductible.

SCWDC meeting June 21 The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on June 21 at Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. The guest speaker will be a representative from the Blue Water Wind Company. Members are asked to bring a friend and newcomers are always welcome. Dinner will cost $13 per person. For details and reservations, call Thelma Monroe, president 934-9716.

the numbers of Abbotts were growing. They wanted their family to stay close, stay connected, and stay together. So they started an annual Abbott family Reunion. The first one was held at Trappe Pond in Laurel, DE, on August 24, 1958 and 55 Abbott's attended. The Abbott's will on June 23rd of this year celebrate their 50th Reunion. All of the original Abbott's are long gone, but the cousins and their beloved Aunt Catty have kept the group together, honoring Clarence and Addie Abbott's wishes. Milestones like this 50th Annual Reunion are a rare commodity in families today. It is a tribute to their family ties that the Abbott's continue on.


The June meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women’s Club will be held on Wednesday, June 27, at 10:45 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club. An exciting meeting is planed with Sen. Charley Copeland, future gubernatorial candidate, and Ken Kerson, Rudy Guiliani's front man, as speakers. This is the club's last meeting of the summer. The next meeting in September will be a fashion show sponsored by Twila Farrel and Cool Spring. Visitors are welcome and lunch will be served at a cost of $15. For reservations contact Nancy Gunn at 302-537-4355. For more information on the meeting see the club web site at:

The annual meeting of WomenNetworking in Southern Delaware, Inc. will be Saturday, June 30, 9:30 a.m. at the Flight Deck Restaurant. The Flight Deck Restaurant is located at the Sussex County Airport in Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public, however, only members may vote. Membership may be obtained by sending a check to: WomenNetworking in Southern Delaware, Inc., 25344 David Street, Georgetown, DE 19947. Levels of membership: Individual, $25; Organizational, $100; Girl Power Delaware Sponsor, $50 per protégé (13-18 years-old). WNSD is a not-for-profit, tax exempt volunteer organization that promotes educational and informational programming in Sussex County for women and girls, through such programs as Girl Power Delaware Leadership Center, an annual Career Fair, i-safe Internet education and awareness workshops, and support for adult survivors of incest and sexual abuse. For more information contact Rhonda H. Tuman, President/Co-Founder, 302 2450102

Seaford Republican Women's picnic

Widowed Persons meet

The Seaford Republican Women's Club annual picnic will be held Thursday, June 28, at the home of Sharlana Edgell sarting at 11 a.m. Each member is asked to bring a covered dish of a salad, vegetable or dessert. Chicken is being provided by Edgell. Beverages will be supplied by one of the members. Tony Windsor will entertain after lunch. It is necessary to make reservations by calling Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.

The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesdsay, June 19, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Tony Windsor. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us. We all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners etc. that we do.

Republican Women's Club meeting

NAARFE meets Chapter 1992 (Georgetown) of the National Assoc. of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold their next meeting on Monday, June 18, beginning with lunch at the Pizza King on Stein Highway in Seaford at noon. Following lunch we will be touring the Seaford Museum, located at 203 High St. in Seaford. The tour begins at 2 p.m. at $2 per person. For more information on the meeting or for membership, call Les Martens at 629-9789.

Abbott family 50th Reunion In 1958, Clarence Abbott and his wife, Addie Evans Abbott of Snow Hill, Maryland, worried that their grown family of 7 children no longer all could gather together. Their children had moved to differing locations in the Dalmarva area, and with the addition of many, many grandchildren,

Marine Corps League The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford.

Sons of Confederate Veterans The Maj. Gen. Arnold Elzey Camp #1940, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the first Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Salisbury Library at 7 p.m.

Trap Pond Partners Trap Pond Partners’ monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For information, call 875-5153

Women's Democrat Club meeting The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. on June 21, at Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. The guest speaker will be a representa-




The Laurel Chamber of Commerce and Morning Star Publications Inc. are preparing their annual special publication for Laurel’s 13th annual July 4th celebration to be distributed June 21 - 28. This special, colorful section will be in the Laurel and Seaford Stars on June 28, 2007 and distributed on newsstands in Sussex County, Del. and Wicomico, Dorchester and Caroline Counties, Md. Don’t miss the opportunity to support their efforts for this great event. Reach 69,000 readers with your advertising message. Contact Morning Star Publications, home of the Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers for details.

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MORNING STAR âœł JUNE 14 - 20, 2007 tive from the Blue Water Wind Company. Members are asked to bring a friend and newcomers are always welcome. Lunch will cost $13.00 per person. For details and reservations, call Thelma Monroe, president 934-9716.

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

Toastmasters Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or

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

Delaware Equine Council Monday, June 18, 7 p.m. at the AmericInn, Harrington with guest speaker Carol Schlotzhauer sharing info on AQHA Trail Riding Program. Refreshments served and all those interested in horses are welcome. For more information contact Peggy at 629-5233.

LHS Class of 1997 plans reunion Laurel High School Class of 1997, is planning a 10-year class reunion. A meeting will take place on June 21, at 7 p.m. at Anissa's home. If anyone is interested in attending or helping please contact Anissa Brittingham "Pusey" at 875-0806 or; or Jessie Walls "Holmes" at 875-8720 or

Trips Trip to Franklin Institute Nanticoke Senior Center's trip to Tutankhanmun and The Golden Age of The Pharaohs at The Franklin Institute will be on July 24. Bus leaves at 9 a.m. Cost is $57 for members and $62 for non-members. The trip includes: Motor Coach Transportation, a lunch at the Old Country Buffet, admission to the exhibit, and all tips and gratuities. Pay when you sign up at the front desk.

SDR trips The Seaford Department of Recreation is planning the following trip; Baseball: Orioles vs. Yankees at Camden Yards, Friday, July 27, $45 a ticket, Bus leaves at 4 p.m., game is at 7 p.m.

Mary Poppins on Broadway The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is currently taking reservations

for a summertime trip to see the new Broadway musical "Mary Poppins." The newest production from Oscar-winning director Richard Eyre tells the tale of the world's most famous nanny and is currently playing at New York's New Amsterdam Theatre. Featuring a dream team of vision and stagecraft, the production brings to life the story of the family, their magical nanny, and award-winning songs. Great orchestra seats are still available for the Wednesday, July 18 performance. For more information or to register, call the Adult Plus+ program office at 302856-5618.

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Pigeon Forge, Tenn. trip, June 18-22, $589 per person, which includes round-trip Motor Coach, four nights hotel accommodations, four breakfasts, four dinners and six shows. These include: Grand Illusion, Country Tonite Theatre, Comedy Barn Theatre, Blackwood Breakfast Variety Show, The Miracle Theatre, Black Bear Jamboree Dinner and Show, Dolly Parton's Dollywood, visiting Gatlinburg, Tenn., taxes, tips, and baggage handling. For more information call 875-2536.

Trip to Annapolis & Naval Academy AARP Chapter #5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to visit Annapolis and the US Navel Academy Tuesday, Sept. 18. View the film "To Lead and To Serve." Afterwards there is a guided walking tour of the Naval Academy to the Visitor's Center to browse the museum, and to shop and explore Annapolis. Board the Harbor Queen at the Annapolis City Dock and enjoy a 40-minute narrated sightseeing cruise of Annapolis Harbor and the banks of the US Naval Academy. Lunch is on your own at Phillip's Restaurant. The deluxe bus will leave Georgetown Square, East Market Street, near the Dollar General Store, at 7:30 a.m. and return to Georgetown at approximately 6 p.m. The cost for each person is $60. RSVP by calling Hilda Parker at 856-2760. Deadline date is July 1.

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

Sunday Breakfast Buffet Sunday breakfast buffet, All-You-CareTo-Eat, served by the Galestown Ruritan Club on the fourth Sunday of each month, October through June, 7-10 a.m., at the Galestown, Md., Community Hall. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children ages 6-12.

How to submit items Submit Bulletin Board items by Thursday at noon. Send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, email or drop off at 628 West Stein Highway, Seaford. Items appear in both the Seaford and Laurel Stars.


GOLF Nanticoke hospital tournament Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is holding its 21st annual golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 7. The event will be held at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. For details, call 629-6611 ext. 2404.

Bridgeville Inaugural Tournament The Town of Bridgeville has announced the Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament to be held on Friday, Oct. 12, at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. Proceeds from the event will benefit three local organizations, which include the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Club, and the Bridgeville Senior Center. Joe Conaway, president of the Bridgeville Town Commission, is organizing the event in cooperation with volunteers from the local organizations. Conaway said, "Our town prides itself on its collaborative spirit. It has truly been a pleasure to work with our volunteer committee to develop a first-class golf outing that will benefit these terrific civic organizations." The format for the tournament is a four-person scramble with prizes awarded to golfers in both male and female foursomes. Golfers will also have an opportunity to compete for prizes in other on-course games and contests. A souvenir gift package to commemorate the inaugural event will also be provided to all participants. In addition to challenging golf on Bridgeville's new course designed by the worldrenowned Arthur Hills, participants will enjoy a delicious luncheon in the newly opened club house at Heritage Shores. The clubhouse ballroom can comfortably seat 650 people and features a state-of-the-art audio/visual system that will be used for tournament scoring. Major sponsors for the benefit tournament at this point include Allen & Rocks, Inc., Lennar Homes, and Providence of Brookfield Homes. The Tournament is limited to 36 foursomes and the registration fee is $125 per player. .Registration must be completed by Sept. 1. For more information about the event, contact the Bridgeville Town Office at 302337-7135, or visit the tournament web page at

13th Annual

NANTICOKE RIVERFEST July 13 & 14 Sponsored by The City of Seaford The Seaford & Laurel Star Newspapers will publish a special section July 5 to include a full schedule of events.

Call 302-629-9788 to advertise in this section.


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Arts & Entertainment Possum Point to perform Anne Frank Possum Point Players is presenting "The Diary of Anne Frank," June 15 through June 17, at Possum Hall in Georgetown. Anne Frank, a Jewish girl in 1940s Amsterdam, wrote her diary while in hiding with her family and others. The published book "Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl" is required reading in many schools, and has been translated into more than 50 languages. Possum Point Players is presenting a dramatization by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, an award-winning production. "I think this is a great show for us to have at this time of the year," said Possum member Cassandra Petersen, "With summer vacation just beginning, a lot of people are looking for a quick diversion for the whole family, and this is perfect. It's a good story for adults and kids, told from a 12-year-old's perspective!" In actual fact, the Franks were in hiding for just over two years, with their stay bracketed by summer. Lauren Baker of Georgetown, playing the title character, is a senior at Sussex Central High School. She has the perspective to look back to those ages, and also uses the book to help "flesh out" each scene she plays. Catherine Baker, Lauren's mother in real life and playing Anne's mother on stage, has also been reading the biography of Anne Frank.

The story intertwines the lives of eight people in hiding, with the two people who knew where they were and provided them with news and supplies. In actual fact, only one of the 10, the Dutch woman Miep Gies - portrayed on the Possum stage by Carreen Kouts of Seaford - who risked her life helping them, is still living today. The cast has been able to research the real lives of these people, and there are ample websites and books to aid them. John Hulse of Rehoboth Beach, who plays Mr. Dussel, another individual hiding in the Attic, does a lot of research online, and brings information to rehearsal with him. John Marino of Lewes, as Otto Frank, Anne's father, commented that, "While factual, the perspective of this one girl colors the characters," and Catherine Baker of Georgetown, added, "John [Marino] and I play her parents, and it's clear, through the things she wrote, that she was closer to her father than to her mother." Tickets are available by calling the Possum Ticketline at 856-4560. Performances are June 15 and 16 at 8 p.m., and on June 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16, or $15 for Senior Citizens and students with valid ID. Possum Point Players is sponsored in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Woodcarving show comes to Del Tech’s Owens Campus Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, will be hosting a first-of-its-kind event designed to help local woodcarvers showcase their works in front of the public. The inaugural Woodcarvers and Wildlife Art Exhibit is sponsored by the Owens Campus' Adult Plus program and is scheduled for Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16, at the Carter Partnership Center. Greenwood area carver Robert Culver helped initiate the event, in conjunction with Adult Plus personnel. While he holds no aspirations of the event being anything even remotely close to the annual Ward World Championship of Wildfowl Carving held in Ocean City, Md., each April, he does point to that event as a model of what to strive for. Culver said it takes about six months to make the larger pieces in his collection and his works generally sell for between $50 for smaller items, all the way to $1,200 for his larger works of art. He is expecting between 10 and 15 carvers to be part of this year's inaugural show, a good starting point for future

Sue Stutz of Baltimore and Fenwick Island and George Spillane of Lewes portray Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan in the Possum Point Players production of The Diary of Anne Frank.

Tandem paint & quarter horse shows at state fairgrounds A four-day period in June will see an unusual combination of horse shows at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. That's when Chick's will host both an American Quarter Horse Association and an American Paint Horse Show. The shows will run simultaneously Thursday through Sunday, June 14, 15, 16 and 17. This is the first year Chick's has sponsored the shows in tandem. Both shows test the horse and rider's ability in dozens of different classes and feature events such as trail riding, barrel racing, showmanship and horsemanship. There are also halter classes that judge horses on balance, muscling and breed characteristics. There are classes for ex-

hibitors of all ages and experience in youth, amateur and open divisions. The shows are family-friendly participation events, and spectators may come to watch free of charge. Those who exhibit their horses at an American Quarter Horse or Paint Horse show earn points that turn into awards or cash at the end of the year. By competing, exhibitors and horses can also qualify for the year end local, regional and national championships. Horse owners interested in entering either of the two June shows in Harrington may call Wayne or Amanda Diamond at 302-284-2296 after 7 p.m. or see the web site:

Rehoboth Beach Film Society continues Cinema by the Surf This piece by Greenwood carver Robert Culver will be one of many on display at Delaware Technical & Community College during the inaugural Woodcarvers and Wildlife Art Exhibit, on June 15-16.

events. "Hopefully, we'll have more next year but it usually takes a year to get something like this going," Culver said. "We have some good carvers coming in and we're looking forward to this event." Admission is free on both days. Shows are scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. To learn more about this unique event, contact Adult Plus at 856-5618.

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society will screen family films this summer at the bandstand on the Boardwalk, downtown Rehoboth Beach. Enjoy the unique experience of watching a film under the stars with the sounds of the sea and the scent of popcorn and cotton candy in the background. Admission is free and seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. All films start at dusk. This summer's schedule is as follows: Thursday, June 28, 2007, Happy Feet: In the great nation of Emperor Penguin, deep in Antarctica, you're no-

body unless you can sing, which is unfortunate for Mumble, because he is the worst singer in the world. Luckily, Mumble has a different talent; he can tap dance in a way that would make Fred Astaire jealous. When Mumble is banished from his penguin colony, he finds another colony of penguins who don't mind his toe-tapping ways. Together with his new friends, Mumble travels on an adventure across the vast landscape of ice and ultimately learns that being true to oneself is the best way to be. [2006, runtime: 106 minutes, rated PG]

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Arts & Entertainment

Laurel Chamber of Commerce 13 th ANNUAL

“Dinner with friends” to be at Second Street

Independence Day Celebration

manners and using all the right phrases. Director LeRoy Andrews also sees "Dinner With Friends" as a play that illustrates truth and reality. He does see positive traits in the characters as well. He said they, at one time or another, show that they are caring, hopeful and forward looking, but also naïve. Show dates are June 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30, and July 1. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. Tickets for all shows are $15; senior citizens and students pay a discount price of $14 for Sunday matinees only. For reservations, call the Second Street Players ticketline, 422-0220. For information on Second Street Players and "Dinner With Friends," visit or email Second Street Players Riverfront Theatre is located at 2 S. Walnut St., downtown Milford. The theatre is accessible to persons with disabilities. Second Street Players are supported in part by the Delaware Division of the Arts and the City of Milford.

TUESDAY, JULY 3RD & WEDNESDAY, JULY 4TH Kick Off Tuesday, July 3

Night Time Parade - 7 pm Applications can be picked up at Laurel Town Hall Line-up begins 6 pm

“Live Band “Route 1” Following the parade in Janosik Park (Laureltown area)

A Full Fun Night of Entertainment Wednesday, July 4

Members of the Federalsburg VFW Post 5246 will be operating the barbecue pits turning out Delmarva-style barbecue chicken dinners that include a half chicken, baked beans, pickles, and roll for $6 each. To round out the menu, diners will find corn on the cob, French fries, blooming onions, cucumber salad, funnel cakes, ice cream, homemade baked items and fried Twinkies. The Delmarva Chicken Festival will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 22 and will conclude with a colorful fireworks display at 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. Admission and parking are free. For additional information, contact Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) at 800-878-2449, 856-9037 or the Federalsburg committee at 410-754-8157.

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Chicken main feature on festival menu Visitors to the 58th Delmarva Chicken Festival on June 22 and 23 in Federalsburg, Md., will want to bring a hearty appetite. An abundance of delicious food will play a key role in the event's line-up of family fun activities. At the top of the festival menu will be chicken cooked in Delmarva's renowned giant fry pan. The 10-foot pan has been a featured attraction at the annual festival since 1950. Fried chicken platters available at $6 each will include one chicken quarter, baked beans, applesauce, and roll. Buckets of four chicken quarters with rolls will be available for $8 and a "shortie" order of a single chicken quarter will be just $3.

“Ring In Freedom”

(In case of rain held at Centenary Church)

FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES HELD AT JANOSIK PARK LAURELTOWN 9 - 10:15 am (Stage Area) Jerry Jones Gospel Music 9 - 10:15 am (Kids Tent) Side By Side 10:30 - 11:30 am (Stage Area)

JULY 2 - 4

CARNIVAL JULY 2 & 3 OPEN 6 PM - 10 PM Armband Nights $15 Ride All Night JULY 4 - 10:30 AM ‘TIL START OF FIREWORKS

Bruce Willey & The Gospel Cafe 11:40 - 12 (Stage Area) Awards Announcement 11:30 - 1:30 (Kids Tent) Lollipop the Clown 12:15 - 1 (Stage Area) Mayor’s Watermelon Seed Contest

KIDS & ADULT RIDES Laurel Public Library BOOK SALE 10 am


Set to open Friday, June 22, at Second Street Players Riverfront Theatre, the winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, "Dinner With Friends," reflects people and situations everyone has experienced or observed from a distance. The contemporary adult drama features four best friends who expect to age gracefully together, enjoying long, leisurely gourmet meals, fine wine, evenings at the beach and watching their children grow into well-adjusted adults. The dialogue created by playwright Donald Margulies is described as "sober, wise and extremely funny." The awardwinning writer is praised as someone who writes about relationships with intelligence and spiky humor. Valorie Jarrell and Ed Teti play the couple who seems to have the recipe for a successful marriage. Their characters take trips to Italy to learn primal secrets from octogenarian cooks and they show their caring by creating feasts for friends. Jarrell said "Dinner With Friends" is especially realistic in showing people who almost never say what they are really thinking while still observing modern

1:15 - 1:45 (Stage Area) Side by Side 1:45 - 2:15 (Kids Tent) Face Painting 2 - 4 (Stage Area) “The Funsters” 2:30 - 3 (Kids Tent) Side By Side 3:15 - 4:15 (Kids Tent) Martial Arts Demonstration & Story Telling 4:15 - 4:45 (Stage Area) Side By Side 5 - 8 (Stage Area) “The Honeycombs”

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8 am Prayer Breakfast at Laurel Centenary U.M. Church, 2 to 4 pm “The Funsters” at Laurel Fire Dept., 5 - 8 pm “The Honeycombs” at Laurel Fire Dept. FIREWORKS SHOW JULY 7TH AT DUSK IN CASE OF RAIN



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Letters Bill would limit wind energy Editor’s note: The following is an open letter to Congressman Mike Castle regarding a bill, HR 2337, pending in the House. We are writing to express our serious concerns about H.R. 2337, the “Energy Policy Reform and Revitalization Act,” recently introduced by Congressman Rahall (D-WV), chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee. Specifically, the focus of our concern is Subtitle D of the bill, Ensuring Safety of Wildlife with Respect to Wind Energy. While we strongly support the development of requirements for proper siting of wind energy facilities and for assessing wildlife impacts from wind turbines prior to construction and monitoring and mitigating significant impacts after construction, we believe the overall effect of this subtitle will be to essentially prohibit or substantially limit the generation of electricity from new and existing windenergy generating facilities throughout the country. The bill requires the Director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) to promulgate regulations within 180 days after enactment of the act to establish minimum standards for siting, construction, monitoring and adaptive management that must be satisfied by all wind projects and prohibits the construction or operation of any wind project unless the director issues a certificate of compliance with those standards. It is highly unlikely that the USFWS can promulgate regulations within the 180day timeframe. Given resource and staffing constraints imposed by severe budget cuts over the past several years, it is much more likely that these regulations will take years to develop. Even existing wind energy facilities will have to cease operation until a certificate of compliance is issued. This requirement will effectively shut down the wind energy industry in the U.S. at a time when there is a critical need for renewable energy alternatives to address the rapidly advancing impacts of global climate change, which is known to be causing significant ecological disruption and contributing to species dislocation and extinction. The bill imposes criminal penalties for anyone who constructs or operates a wind turbine that is not in compliance with the regulations once they are promulgated. This provision would apply even to individuals, such as farmers and homeowners, and seems draconian given the nature of the offense. The federal government should be supporting the development of wind energy rather than imposing harsh penalties and burdensome and unnecessary regulations. Several assessments of the impacts of wind energy operations on wildlife have already been issued. A 2005 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded, “It does not appear that wind power is responsible for a significant number of birds deaths.” Another report issued by the National Academy of Sciences on May 3, 2007, found that, “Clearly, bird deaths caused by wind turbines are a minute fraction of ...

total anthropogenic bird deaths — less than 0.003 percent [three of every 100,000] in 2003.” We support the development of reasonable and appropriate regulations for siting, assessing and monitoring the impacts of wind energy facilities on wildlife. We do not believe the provisions contained in Subtitle D are the right approach. Existing requirements under the federal Endangered Species Act and other state and federal wildlife programs contain adequate authority to provide interim standards and guidelines until more specific requirements are established. New and existing wind energy projects should not be halted while these regulations are developed. We encourage you to oppose Subtitle D as proposed in H.R. 2337, to support the development of reasonable regulations for siting, assessing and monitoring of wind energy facilities and to pursue federal research programs and incentives to facilitate the deployment of this important clean energy alternative. Mark Martell President Delaware Audubon

This letter was also signed by: Rashmi Rangan, president, League of Women Voters of Delaware; Chad Tolman, leadership council, Coalition for Climate Change Study and Action; Maryanne McGonegal, secretary, Common Cause of Delaware; Joan Deaver, president, Citizens for a Better Sussex; Michael Riska, executive director, Delaware Nature Society; Bill Zak, president, Citizens for Clean Power; Coordinating Council, Green Party of Delaware; Sally O’Byrne, president, and Bill Stewart, conservation chair, Delmarva Ornithological Society; Nicholas DiPasquale, president, Kent County Conservancy.

Lobbyist likes sports betting Sussex, my beautiful Sussex, where has the love gone? Understandably, Sussex County is the largest county east of the Mississippi and a very beautiful one at that. Sussex complements our wonderful state by being one of three counties. Why then, are Sussex Countians not entitled to sports betting parlors? For years New Castle and Kent have enjoyed the luxury of racinos where we have had to drive several miles for our entertainment. Is it because the owners of Delaware Park own parlors in Cambridge and Ocean City, Md., which forces us to spend our money in Maryland? Why then are our lawmakers not addressing the problem by adding parlors in Sussex? Three parlors at strategic locations will produce as much sports betting revenue as any of the three major tracks. I have written a bill for the legislature to satisfy everyone. It is a win-win situation if it were to be introduced. Some of the bill addresses paying the state, tracks and horsemen. The parlors would even pay an extra five-percent to the tracks and horsemen for the privilege of operating in Sussex. Why is Sussex still being shut out? Are we not worthy citizens as well? Or is the good ol’ boy system still at work?

By not having parlors in place the state will lose an estimated $11 million dollars a year, which will only increase as slots will be decreasing. The horsemen will lose $3.6 million for purses in the first year alone. When Maryland goes to slots within the next two years (because of their $1.5 billion shortfall), I estimate Delaware will lose in the neighborhood of $100 million from its positive revenue. Sports betting is the answer. Sussex County parlors are the answer. We are sitting on a gold mine, being the only state east of the Mississippi to have this right. Ask any businessman if he would like to own a business, only one of its kind within thousands of miles, that the public will flock to and buy his product. You may ask who am I to make these statements. I am a retired banker who has been retained by a sports betting firm for several years now. It is my job to know these numbers. I have personally been a thoroughbred handicapper (playing in numerous national tournaments) and a sports better for years. I am also a horseman. But foremost, I am a Delawarean, born in Wilmington and raised in Laurel. I have owned and operated businesses in Dover and Rehoboth. In all due respect to the present governor, she is out of touch. The people of this state want sports betting. Every day of the week, our largest distribution paper, the News Journal, prints the morning line odds on ball games taking place throughout the country. Every day! These same odds are the starting point for illegal bookmakers who operate within our state without taxation. They have been operating for as long as I can remember. Of course the governor is unaware of this activity. Her answer to betting is to extend slot machine hours. Walk into any racino between 2 and 5 a.m. and see if you can count 10 patrons. I wonder how much influence that has on our youth? This governor must understand that her economic policies have failed and she doesn’t understand the value of sports betting. If this opportunity is missed, it will severely increase other hardships on our working citizens. Sports betting will eliminate those fee increases that you’re presently reading about and that may be passed. I urge all Delawareans to call your legislators and stand up for sports betting at the tracks and parlors in Sussex. The education of my grandchildren and all children depend on it. Gary Ward Delaware Sportsbetting Seaford

Bill is reasonable, humane In 1994 I had a close friend who was dying of AIDS in a Delaware hospital. I was his medical power-of-attorney and had him admitted to the hospital in those days before HIV therapies improved. My friend was estranged from his family, some of whom actually thought AIDS was divine punishment for being gay. That difficult situation was made worse when the charge nurse refused me access

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE You are hereby notified the below matter will be before: The Planning and Zoning Commission for their review and recommendation on Thursday, July 5, 2007, at 7:00 P.M., in the City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware; and, The Mayor and Council for their determination on Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at 7:05 p.m., in City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 315 Shipley Street is seeking a final site plan approval for the construction of a building addition and site improvements. If any of these projects are of concern to you and you wish to present your position or evidence, please attend this meeting. You may have counsel to attend on your behalf. Issued this 14th day of June 2007 pursuant to the Rules heretofore adopted by the City of Seaford. THE CITY OF SEAFORD Dolores J. Slatcher City Manager 6/14/1tc

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PUBLIC AUCTION OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE WITH HOME IN LAUREL, DELAWARE FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2007 4:30 p.m. Location: 515 E. 4th Street, Laurel, Delaware 19956. From the intersection of U.S. Rt. 13 and Del. Rt. 24 in Laurel, travel west on Rt. 24 (4 th Street) for approx. 0.5 mile into Laurel. Home will be on right (Sign Posted). Inspection: Wednesday, June 20 from 4 to 5 p.m. & Tuesday, June 26 from 4 to 5 p.m. The property is identified on the Sussex County Tax Map as District 3-32 Map 1.07 Parcel 257.00 and consists of approx. 16,500 sq. ft. of land improved with a 3 BR/1.5 BA two-story home. The first floor of the home features a kitchen, 1/2 bathroom, Florida room, diningroom, livingroom, and enclosed front porch. The second floor of the home features 3 bedrooms and a full bathroom. The home features an attic, hardwood floors throughout, ample closet space, oil heat, as well as municipal water & sewer. The home is situated on a deep 0.38+/- Acre lot in town limits with easy access to Rt. 13 and would make a great starter home or investment property. Terms: $7,500.00 down payment in the form of cash or certified check made payable to Jos. C. O’Neal & Sons. Balance to be paid within 45 day when a good and marketable deed will be given. Purchaser and Seller will equally share all State & County transfer taxes. Property is being sold, “AS IS”. A 4% Buyer’s Premium will be charged on the final selling price. Failure to comply with these terms on day of sale will cause the down payment to be forfeited. Sellers have the right to accept or reject any or all bids, but it is their intent to sell said property in order to settle the estate.

✳ JUNE 14 - 20, 2007 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Broad Creek Hundred Case No. 9883 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 11523, Item A of said ordinance of PERDUE AGRIRECYCLE, LLC who are seeking a special use exception to place a manufactured home as an office, to be located southwest of U.S.

Route 13A, 3,870 feet southeast of Road 488. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JULY 16, 2007, 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. 6/14/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Seaford Hundred Case No. 9891 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a variance as provided by: Chapter 115, Article VI, Subsection 115-42, Item B See LEGALS—page 39

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MAJOR AUCTION EVENT Sat., July 14th, 2007 at 4:17 PM 15 prime building lots to be sold

Manchester Manor Sub-Division, Laurel, DE Multiple Lots will be Sold “Absolute” to the highest bidder, regardless of price. Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 13 and Sycamore Rd. in Laurel. (0.5 mi. South of Rt. 9 and 0.75 mi. North of Rt. 24 in Laurel) turn East onto Sycamore Rd., follow for 1 block to Chipmans Pond Rd. on the right. Right onto Chipmans Pond Rd. and follow to Manchester Lane on the left. Signs Posted. Manchester Manor: This is a beautiful new community flanked by gorgeous new homes. With the location of this neighborhood not even a mile & a half off of Rt. 13 Northbound, travel both north & south are seamless. Of course, the Delaware beaches are a major attraction in the region. This auction is being conducted as part of a bank/builder restructure and multiple lots WILL be sold regardless of price. These are approved building lots, most require a standard LPP septic system. If you are tired of overpriced homes and relentless searches for an affordable building lot, a greater opportunity may never present itself like this one. If you are unsure of how the auction process work, please contact our office today. Our qualified staff prides itself on explaining the overwhelming benefits of buying a property at auction. Plasma TV Giveaway: All successful bidders will be entered to win 1 of 4 Plasma TV’s at the end of the auction. Open House Events: 1. Public Open House Sunday, June 24th 2-5 PM on Site. This will be a “Trade Show” theme open house. We will have a large tent, refreshments, entertainment, live broadcast, and numerous service providers including lenders, builders, well and septic companies. Families Welcome! 2. Realtor/Invitation only preview party, on site: Thursday, June 28th 4:30 – 6:30PM. Tent, refreshments, entertainment and cocktails provided. Terms of auction: $3,500.00 down per lot on day of auction in cash, certified check, credit card, or check acceptable by the auction company. The balance to be paid in 30 Days. All lots being sold “as is”. 3.5 % Buyer premium. Auction Company makes no representation or warranties of any kind. BROKER PARTICIPATION. Brokers wishing to represent a client must have their client(s) registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details

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MORNING STAR H & L LAND COMPANY, LLC, C/U #1693). 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, AUGUST 7, 2007, at 1:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. At that time and place, all persons interested shall have a reasonable opportunity to be heard. 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. 6/14/1tc

LEGALS - from Page 38 of said ordinance of SCOTT EASTMAN who is seeking a variance from the front yard and side yard setback requirements, to be located west of Garden Lane, being Lot 91 within Green Acres development. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JULY 16, 2007, 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. 6/14/1tc


lying and being in Northwest Fork Hundred, Sussex County, containing 4.74 acres, more or less, lying west of U.S. Route 13, 0.3 mile north of Route 584. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. 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. 6/14/1tc

LEGAL NOTICE Department of Homeland Security U.S. Customs & Border Protection U.S. Customhouse, Second & Chestnut Sts. Room 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106-2999 Notice is hereby given as provided for in Section 607, Tariff Act, that $14,960.00 in U.S. Currency seized on February 27, 2007 was seized for violation of U.S. Customs and Border Protection laws, and related laws, and is being held in this Port. Anyone claiming any right or interest in same is hereby notified to appear within 20 days from the date of publication of this notice to file a claim and post bond in the sum of $5,000 or 10% of the value; otherwise, the merchandise will be declared forfeited by

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Northwest Fork Hundred C/U #1693

The following ordinance has been proposed at the regular meeting of the Sussex County Council on June 27, 2006: AN ORDINANCE TO GRANT A CONDITIONAL USE OF LAND IN AN AR-1 AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT FOR A MULTI-UNIT WAREHOUSE FOR SMALL CONTRACTORS TO BE LOCATED ON A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN NORTHWEST FORK HUNDRED, SUSSEX COUNTY, CONTAINING 4.74 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, (land lying west of U.S. Route 13, 0.3 mile north of Route 584; application filed on behalf of

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, JULY 12, 2007, in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of H & L LAND COMPANY, LLC to consider the Conditional Use of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District for a multiunit warehouse for small contractors to be located on a certain parcel of land

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NOTICE Estate of Ralph Lewis Spitzer, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Ralph Lewis Spitzer who departed this life on the 10th day of February, A.D. 2007 late of Greenwood, DE were duly granted unto Michaele S. Russell on the 29th day of May, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 10th day of October, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Michaele S. Russell P.O. Box 900, 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood, DE 19950 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 6/07/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Elizabeth V. LeVan, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Elizabeth V. LeVan who departed this life on the 12th day of May, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Victor James Vincent, Jr. on the 21st day of May, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required

PAGE 39 to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 12th day of January, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Victor James Vincent, Jr. 401 N. Hall Street Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 5/31/3tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of an Alias writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a concrete monument leased on the eastern right-of-way of Delaware, Road No. 525 and being a corner for this land and other lands of Charles Cannon; thence along the said Cannon lands South 66 degrees 41 minutes East 150 feet to a pipe; thence turning and running North 21 degrees 20 minutes East 5 feet to a point, a common corner for lands of Charles Cannon, lands of the Howard Lane Heirs, and lands now or for-

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merly of L. Priedel and Son, Inc.; thence along the lands of Howard Lane Heirs South 68 degrees 40 minutes and 270.50 feet to a pipe; thence South 20 degrees 30 minutes West 100. feet to a stake, a corner for this land and other lands now or formerly of J. E. Priedel and Son, Inc., thence North 66 degrees 41 minutes West 433.7 feet to a pipe located on the eastern right-of-way line of the aforesaid Delaware Road No. 525; thence with the curve of the aforesaid Road 15 feet back to the place of beginning, said to contain .76 acres of land, be the same more or less. BEING the same lands and premises conveyed by Sandra M. Cannon, heir to the Estate of Charles Cannon by deed dated September 24, 1998, of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, Deed Book 02328, Page 329 unto Sandra M. Cannon. Tax Parcel: 2-31-13.0022.00 & 22.01 Property Address: 24127 King 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 2, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 6, 2007 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. See LEGALS—page 40

PAGE 40 LEGALS - from Page 39 Seized and taken in execution the property of SANDRA M. CANNON and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/7/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of an Alias writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL THAT certain tract, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, lying on the northeasterly side of Sussex County Road 600, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a concrete monument on the northeasterly right of way line of Sussex County Road 600, a corner for the original tract and lands now or late of Charles K. Elliott; thence by and with the northeasterly right of way line of Sussex County Road 600 (50 feet wide) North 23 degrees 05 minutes 38 seconds West 800 feet to a point; thence North 65 degrees 44 minutes 19 seconds East 654.00 feet to a point; thence South 23 degrees 05 minutes 38 seconds East 800.00 feet to a point; thence South 65 degrees 44 minutes 19 seconds West 654.0 feet to a point, the place of Beginning, be the contents thereof what they may. AND BEING the same lands conveyed unto Richard F. Bradley, Jr. and Teresa Bradley by deed of Anna L. Green, dated January 5, 1996 and of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware at deed book 2104, page 163. Tax Parcel: 4-30-8.008.19 Property Address: 14525 St. Johnstown 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

MORNING STAR Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 2, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 6, 2007 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff's Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of TERESA M. AND RICHARD F. BRADLEY, JR. and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/7/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 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 Laurel, Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, more particularly described in accordance with a survey prepared by Peninsula Surveying & Site Design, Inc. dated June 27, 2000 and revised July 10, 2000, as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron pin set at the inner edge of a 4' wide concrete sidewalk on the South side of East 4th Street at the intersection of East 4th Street and Iona Avenue, a corner for this land; thence, by and with the inner edge of the sidewalk and the South side of East 4th Street and the curve thereof having a radius of 794.96 feet, a length of 242.33 feet and a chord of North 85 degrees 07 minutes 06 seconds

East 241.39 feet to an iron pipe found; thence, continuing with the inner edge of the sidewalk on the South side of East 4th Street and the curve thereof having a radius of 794.96 feet, a length of 44.69 feet and a chord of South 84 degrees 32 minutes 19 seconds East 44.68 feet to an iron pipe found, a corner for this land and lands now or formerly of George W. Collins and Janice B. Whaley; thence, turning and running by and with lands now or formerly of George W. Collins and Janice B. Whaley, South 22 degrees 30 minutes 32 seconds West 130.60 feet to an iron pipe found; thence, turning and running by and with lands now or formerly of George W. Collins and Janice B. Whaley, South 67 degrees 33 minutes 47 seconds East 9.03 feet to an iron pipe found, a corner for this land; thence, turning and running with said Whaley lands, South 21 degrees 26 minutes 01 seconds West 145.54 feet to a concrete monument on the North side of Orange Street, a corner for this land; thence, turning and running by and with Orange Street, North 68 degrees 50 minutes 00 seconds West 261.47 feet to an iron pin set, a corner for this land; thence, turning and running by and with Iona Avenue North 23 degrees 05 minutes 00 seconds East 142.48 feet to a concrete monument; thence, North 07 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 18.00 feet to the place of beginning, containing therein 1.35 acres of land, more or less. Tax Parcel: 3 - 3 2 1.07-320.00 & 320.01 Property Address: Not Available Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 2, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 6, 2007 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 Sell-

✳ JUNE 14 - 20, 2007 er 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 FAMILY ENRICHMENT & DELIVERANCE CENTER, INC. AND FAMILY ENRICHMENT DAYCARE CENTER, INC. and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/7/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 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 improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a concrete monument in the southeasterly right¬-of-way line of County Road 516 at a corner for these lands and lands now or formerly of Laura King Heirs; thence from said point of Beginning along a line between these lands and lands now or formerly of Laura King Heirs, South 88 degrees 40 minutes 38 seconds East, 150.15 feet to a pipe; thence along a line between these lands and lands now or formerly of Donald L. and Shirley Givens, South 48 degrees 43 minutes 26 seconds West, 193.19 feet; thence turning and running North 41 degrees 16 minutes 34 seconds West, 150.00 feet to a pipe in the southeasterly right-of-way line of County Road 516; thence by and with the southeasterly rightof¬-way line of County Road 516, North 48 degrees 43 minutes 26 seconds East, 200.00 feet to the point and place of Beginning, containing 0.6770

acres of land, more or less. This description is derived from a survey prepared by Miller-Lewis, Inc., dated December 12, 1990. BEING the same lands and premises conveyed to Dolly Faye Morris by deed of Donald L. Givens and Shirley M. Givens, husband and wife, dated March 15, 1996, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, at Georgetown, Delaware, in Deed Book 2116, Page 80. Tax Parcel: 2 - 3 1 13.00-62.12 Property Address: RR4 Box 723C, 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 2, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 6, 2007 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 DOLLY FAYE AND MARVIN MORRIS and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/7/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Com-

plex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: First Mortgage: Baltimore Trust Company under Mortgage dated August 7, 2000, securing the debt of $205,000; which Mortgage is recorded in Book 3448, Page 333, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware. The mortgaged property is: Second Mortgage: Baltimore Trust Company under Mortgage dated December 27, 2000, securing the debt of $25,000; which Mortgage is recorded in Book 3588, Page 143, and modified by a certain Modification of Mortgage, recorded in Book 4214, Page 153, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware. The mortgaged property is: ALL THAT CERTAIN lot, piece or parcel of land, lying and being situate in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron pipe lying on the Southerly side of Delaware Road 18 (70' Wide), said pipe situate 233 feet, more or less, to the opposite centerline of Sussex County Route 528; thence along these lands and with lands now or formerly of R.B.K. Incorporated South 03 degrees 36' 57" West 960.49 feet to a pipe, said pipe being a comer for these lands and other lands of RB.K. Incorporated; thence turning and running along these lands and with lands now or formerly of R.B.K. Incorporated South 62 degrees 30' 36" West 297.06 feet to an iron pipe, said pipe being a comer for these lands and other lands of RB.K. Incorporated; thence turning and running along these lands and lands now or formerly of RB.K. Incorporated North 06 degrees 31' 37" East 1055.52 feet to an iron pipe, said pipe being a corner for these lands and other lands of RB.K. Incorporated; thence turning and running along these lands and with the Southerly side of Delaware Road 18 (70' Wide) North 77 degrees 01' 39" East 209.46 feet home to the point and place of BEGINNING, said to contain 5.20 acres of land, be the same, more or less, as will more fully and at large appear upon reference to a survey prepared by MannTalley Engineers & Surveyors, dated June 13, 1988. See LEGALS—page 41

MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 40 Lien Holders: Sussex County Department of Finance, Sussex County Court House, P.O. Box 429, Georgetown, Delaware 19947. Mercantile Peninsula Bank, successor in interest to Baltimore Trust Company, One West Church Street, Selbyville, Delaware 19975. Tax Parcel: 2-31-7.0030.04 Property Address: Not Available Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 2, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 6, 2007 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 DELAWARE GOSPEL ASSEMBLY, INC. and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/7/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 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 on Willow Street in the Town of Laurel, County of Sussex and State of Delaware in Dagsboro Hundred, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at the side of a ten (10) foot alley that leads to the property now or formerly of Rev. George W. Bowman, at the point where said alley intersects Willow Street, running along the side of said Willow Street, North 3 1/2 degrees, East 90' to a stob at the end of a new division line; thence with the new division line North 86 1/2 degrees West 52' 8", or the distance required to intersect the line of lot from the said Rev. George W. Bowman, and with said division line, as the fence now stands, South 3 1/2 degrees, West 90' to the edge of the aforesaid alley; thence with the North edge of said alley, South 86 1/2 degrees West 52' 8" to the place of beginning, containing 4,740 square feet, more or less, improved by a dwelling and out-buildings. BEING the same land and premises that Kay C. Thomas by deed dated August 4, 2003 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2868, Page 77, did grant and convey unto Lee C. Berglund and Stacie M. Berglund, in fee. Tax Parcel: 3-32-1.0737.00 Property Address: 402 Willow Street, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 2, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 6, 2007 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 LEE & STACIE BERGLUND and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/7/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot or parcel of land situate, lying and being in North West Fork Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, lying East of (but not bordering on) the "Handy ¬Delaware #533 Road" formerly known as the FederalsburgJacob's Cross Road and bounded on the North by a right of way road bordering the J.H. Brown property, on the East and South by property the J .H. Brown property, on the East and South by property being reserved by this grantor, J. Edwin Rowser, and on the West by property now or formerly of Grace Beulah, and more fully described as follows: BEGINNING at a marker on the South side of the right of way bordering the J .H. Brown property; thence (1) from the said marker and with the South side of the said right of way South 46 degrees 30 minutes East 270 feet thence (2) with a line parallel to and 270 feet from the Grace Beulah property South 44 degrees 45 minutes West 220 feet; thence (3) North 46 degrees 30 minutes West 270 feet to said Beulah property, thence (4) with the said Beulah property North 44 degrees 45 minutes East 270 feet to the place of beginning containing 1.36 acres of land more or less, together with the right of the grantees, their heirs, and assigns to the

✳ JUNE 14 - 20, 2007 joint use of the aforesaid right of way leading to Delaware #533. BEING the same property conveyed to Kenneth C. Messick and Shirley A. Messick, his wife, and by Deed from Frank J. Hastings and Robert W. Hunsberger, recorded 07/01/81 in Book 1069, Page 333, Sussex County Records, Delaware. Tax Parcel: 1-31-12.0029.00 Property Address: 19297 Handy Road, Bridgeville Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 2, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 6, 2007 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 KENNETH C. & SHIRLEY A. MESSICK and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/7/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a First Pluries writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 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

PAGE 41 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 and lying on the northwestern right-of-way of Sussex County Road #484 (50 feet wide), being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a point, said point being located on the northwestern right-ofway of Sussex County road #484, said point also being located at a corner of these lands now or formerly of Leon J. and Ruby M. Lyndall, said point also being located 0.35 miles more or less from the intersection of Delaware road #20, and Sussex County road #484; thence turning and running from the aforementioned point by and the Tyndall lands, north 46 37' 43” west 106.00 feet through a concrete monument and five (5) feet to a concrete monument; thence turning and running north 16 59' 46” east 179.45 feet to a concrete monument; thence turning and running by and along the residue of lands of Raymond J. and Mary E. Hitch, south 61 03'06” east 137.03 feet to a concrete monument; thence turning and running by and along the northwestern right-ofway of Sussex County road #484 in a deflection to left, a delta angle of 10 26'30” with a chord distance of 201.98 feet, with a chord bearing of south 28 09'21” west 202.26 feet, home to the place of beginning, and said to contain 0.5275 acres of land, be the same more or less, as surveyed by Donald K. Miller, Registered Surveyor, on October 6, 1992. BEING the same lands and premises Raymond J Hitch, Jr. and Stacey L Reynolds n/k/a Stacey L Hitch, did grant and convey unto Raymond J Hitch, Jr. and Stacey L. Hitch, husband and wife, by deed dated February 18, 1998 and recorded on February 23, 1998 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Deed Book 02267, Page 243. Tax Parcel: 2-31-17.0064.01 Property Address: RR 2, Box 350AA, a/k/a 12741 Fleetwoods Pond, 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 2, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 6, 2007 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff's Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of STACEY K. & RAYMOND J. HITCH, JR. and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/7/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of an Alias writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 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, together with the improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, and more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron pipe situate on the westerly side of Delaware Route 18 and being .29 mile in a southerly direction from County Road 561; thence south 27 degrees 09 minutes east a chord distance of 144.22 feet to an iron pipe; thence south 32 degrees 05 minutes west a distance of 226.98 feet to a concrete monument; thence north 61 degrees 52 minutes west a distance of 99.21 feet to a concrete See LEGALS—page 42

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Police Journal Student approached while walking to school from man driving black SUV Seaford Police are investigating an incident involving a 15-year old female who was walking to school in the 100 block of Front St. on June 8 at around 8:10 a.m. The female was approached by a black male in his 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s driving a late model black SUV with Delaware tags. The suspect asked for her name and she refused. The suspect then exited the SUV and walked over to the victim taking her daily planner. He returned to the SUV and told the victim that he would see her later. The suspect fled and the victim went to the school and contacted school officials who notified the Seaford Police Department. Police are looking for a black male in his thirties, wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, black shoes, side burns and a goatee with a diamond earring in his left ear. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the police at 6296644. Parents are reminded to tell their children to use caution when walking to and from school.

Fourteen arrested for bank fraud On Wednesday, June 6, at approximately 8 a.m. the Delaware State Police in conjunction with the Department of Justice, Seaford Police Department, Georgetown Police Department, and the Sussex Community Corrections Center, executed multiple warrants resulting in the arrest of 14 suspects on numerous charges. Detectives were initially contacted in mid May 2006 by fraud investigators from area banks who opened bank accounts for the suspects. Banks become the victim in cases such as this. The indictments were issued on Friday June 1, after an 18-month investigation reLEGALS - from Page 41 monument; thence north 27 degrees 27 minutes east a distance of 308.58 feet back to the point and place of beginning, said to contain 29,367 square feet of land, more or less as shown on a plot prepared from a survey made by Miller-Lewis, Inc., in October, 1977 a copy of which is attached to a made a part of this deed. BEING the same lands and premises which Ruby J. Drayton did grant and convey unto Herbert E. Drayton by deed dated May 29, 1991 and recorded on September 5, 1991 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 1802 Page 27. Tax Parcel: 5-31-4.0026.01 Property Address: Rt. 1,

vealed multiple suspects, allegedly opened bank accounts with bad checks. Shortly after opening the accounts, the suspects withdrew cash from the fraudulent accounts prior to the bad checks clearing. The suspects were able to fraudulently obtain between $80,000 to $100,000 in cash from five separate banks in the Seaford, Georgetown, Lewes, Selbyville, Bridgeville, Laurel and Delmar areas. The following suspects were arrested Earl S. McGlotten, Jr., 38, of Seaford, was charged with 15 counts of issuing a bad check; 17 counts of theft, and 29 counts of conspiracy. McGlotten was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $31,000 secured bail. Tyrona A. Matthews, 20, of Delmar, was charged with seven counts of issuing a bad check, 11 counts of theft, and 17 counts of conspiracy. Matthews was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $35,000 secured bail. Vanity N. Correa, 21, of Seaford was charged with three counts of issuing a bad check, three counts of theft, and six counts of conspiracy. Correa was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $6,000 secured bail. Marshelene M. Mann, 44, of Seaford, was charged with four counts of issuing a bad check, five counts of theft, and nine counts of conspiracy. Mann was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $9,000 secured bail. Shawnticqua A. Ross, 26, of Seaford, was charged with three counts of issuing a bad check, one count of theft, and four counts of conspiracy. Ross was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $4,000 secured bail. Kyree U. Cooper, 23, of Milford, was charged with one count of issuing a bad check, one count of conspiracy, and one count of resisting arrest. Cooper was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institu-

Box 402 County Road a/k/a 6968 Cannon Road, Bridgeville Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before July 2, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on July 6, 2007 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 HERBERT E. DRAYTON and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 6/7/2tc

tion on $1,500 secured bail. Willetta Rayne, 20, of Laurel, was charged with one count of theft and one count of conspiracy. Rayne was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $1,000 secured bail. Berneda Bown, 47, of Seaford, was charged with one count of issuing a bad check and two counts of conspiracy. Brown was released on $1,500 unsecured bond. Lasondra K. Rayne, 25, of Seaford was charged with one count of theft and one count of conspiracy. Rayne was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $1,000 secured bail. Takilan N. Latham, 25, of Laurel was charged with five counts of issuing a bad check, nine counts of theft, and 14 counts of conspiracy. Latham was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $14,000 secured bail. Gerald Harris, 19, of Seaford, was charged with two counts of issuing a bad check, three counts of theft, and four counts of conspiracy. Harris was released on $6,500 unsecured bail. Stella M. Williams, 31, of Harrington, was charged with five counts of issuing a bad check, two counts of theft, and five counts of conspiracy. Isaac L. Williams, 35, of Harrington, was charged with five counts of issuing a bad check, two counts of theft, and four counts of conspiracy. Williams was released on $9,000 unsecured bail. Ashley A. Dean, 20, of Seaford, was charged with one count of issuing a bad check and one count of conspiracy. Dean was released on $2,000 unsecured bail.

Man faces charges after Pursuit A Wilmington man faces numerous charges, including DUI and Reckless Dri-

ving after he led state police on a pursuit the morning of June 5 that lasted approximately ten and half miles. At approximately 1:23 a.m. a trooper clocked a green Pontiac Grand AM traveling ninety-five miles per hour in a posted fifty-five mile per hour zone on SR 1 (Coastal Highway) south of Milton. The Trooper attempted to stop the Pontiac, which failed to stop at the command of the officer. While pursuing the suspect vehicle, the trooper observed it speeding (up to 95 mph), driving in a reckless and aggressive manner. While traveling on SR1 the suspect lost control of the vehicle and exited the road and nearly struck a patrol vehicle. After gaining control of the suspect vehicle, the suspect traveled south on SR1 continuing to ignore the commands to stop by police. The pursuit continued into the city limits of Rehoboth Beach at which point Rehoboth Beach Police Department took command of the pursuit. The operator then struck a Rehoboth Beach Police Department and a Delaware State Police vehicle before being apprehended at the scene by officers. The Delaware State Police have charged the operator, Christopher H. Huston, 21 years old, of the 2000 block of Draemar Rd., Wilmington, with - disregarding a police officer signal; drugs not in original container; driving across median; driving without a license; failure to have insurance identification in possession; 13 counts of failure to use a turn signal; 2 counts of stopping in the roadway; speeding; following too closely; 3 counts of disregarding a red light; 13 counts of improper lane change; DUI driving under the influence; reckless driving; aggressive driving; and operating an unregistered vehicle. This investigation is ongoing.

IRS warns about new e-mail scams The Internal Revenue Service alerted taxpayers to the latest versions of an email scam intended to fool people into believing they are under investigation by the agency's Criminal Investigation division. The e-mail purporting to be from IRS Criminal Investigation falsely states that the person is under a criminal probe for submitting a false tax return to the California Franchise Tax Board. The e-mail seeks to entice people to click on a link or open an attachment to learn more information about the complaint against them. The IRS warned that the e-mail link and attachment is a Trojan Horse that can take over a computer hard drive and allow someone to have remote access to the computer. Do not to click the link in the email or open the attachment. Similar e-mail variations suggest a customer has filed a complaint against a company and the IRS can act as an arbitrator. The IRS does not send out unsolicited e-mails or ask for detailed personal and financial information. Additionally, the IRS

never asks people for the PIN numbers, passwords or similar secret access information for their credit card, bank, or other financial accounts. Recipients of questionable e-mails claiming to come from the IRS should not open any attachments or click on any links contained in the e-mails. Instead, they should forward the emails to The instructions may be found on by entering the term "phishing" in the search box. The IRS also sees other e-mail scams that involve tricking victims into revealing private information over the Internet or "phishing" for information. Other fraudulent e-mail scams try to entice taxpayers to click their way to a fake IRS web site and ask for bank account numbers. Another e-mail tells taxpayers the IRS is holding a refund (often $63.80) and seeks financial information. Still another email claims the IRS's 'anti-fraud commission' is investigating their tax returns. More information is available on

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On the Record Building Permits • Joe B. Pyles, Jr., S/Rt. No. 18, 2000', SE/Rd. No. 528, Nanticoke Hundred, Addition/Lean to, $10,368 • Michael Van and Elizabeth Nichols, SE/Rd. No. 468, Broad Creek Hundred, Interior Work, $25,000 • Melissa D. Wilson, S/Rt. No. 578, 2250', W/Rt. No. 580, Northwest Fork Hundred, Att. Garage/Family Room, $58,176 • W. David and Kateri Lambrose, Crestfield, Lot No. 29, Seaford Hundred, Family/Office/Bath, $41,472 • E. Stephen and Carol Jean Callaway, SE/Corner Route No. 72, Little Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $171,581 • Larry R. Richardson, Lands of Jumarally, Lot No. 8, Little Creek Hundred, Pole Barn, $11,520 • Children's Beach House, Inc., Lewes Beach, Lot Nos. 8, 10, 12, Lewes & Rehoboth Hundred, Replace siding, $598,700 • Brookfield Heritage Shores LLC, Heritage Shores, Lot No. 487, Northwest Fork Hundred, Triplex Nos. 485-487, $97,185 • Brookfield Heritage Shores LLC, Heritage Shores, Lot No. 485, Northwest Fork Hundred, Triplex Nos. 485-487, $96,430 • Brookfield Heritage Shores LLC, Heritage Shores, Lot No. 486, Northwest Fork Hundred, Triplex Nos. 485-487, $87,880 • Home Team Properties LLC, SE/Rt. No. 20, 840', NE/Williams, Seaford Hundred, Office/Porch/Ramp, $500,000 • Gene and Elaine J. Warlikowski, S/Rt. No. 54, 2810', E/Rd. No. 504, Little Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $238,794 • Samuel E. Sturgis, Country Crossing, Lot No. 3, Seaford Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $207,408 • Ride N Slide Track LLC, Lakeside Manor, Lot Nos. 11-12, Broad Creek Hundred, Tenant Fit Up, $40,280 • David Charles Melson, Westview Ext., Lot No. 4, Section D, Seaford Hundred, Interior/Exterior Remodel, $16,000 • Peninsula at Long Neck LLC, The Peninsula, Phase 6BAREA 10, Indian River Hundred, Condo Building No. 12, $4,261,500 • Yorkshire Realty LLC, Yorkshire Estates, Lot No. 12, Little Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $108,976 • Milford Street Associates, Inc., Park Professional Center, Unit No. 202, Seaford Hundred, Tenant Fit Out, $30,000 • William M. Jr. and Betty Chambers, W/Rt. No. 13, 490', S/Rt. No. 18, Parcel B, Seaford Hundred, Storage Building, $57,700

Bridgeville to Sandra L. Layton, Bridgeville • Richard M. Ward, Laurel to Brenda Pritchett, Milton • Wayne Alfred Dukes, Frankford to Dorthy Lillian Hutchins, Seaford • Christopher Holland Holdridge, Rehoboth Beach to Megan A. Kuhn, Laurel • Linwood L. Ross, Seaford to Agusta E. Carr, Bridgeville • William T. Sammons, Jr., Laurel to Julie Ann Hunter, Laurel • James Robert Fleming, Laurel to Joan A. Littleton, Laurel • Kristopher William Gum, Bridgeville to Amanda Lynn Fereno, Bridgeville

Deeds • 11/28/06, Miller and Smith Homes at the Peninsula LLC to Mark A. and Donna L. Pugrant, Unit No. 123, Phase 10.2, Conservancy, The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay, condos, Indian River Hundred, $528,700 • 11/28/06, Miller and Smith Homes at the Peninsula LLC to Barry L. and Harriett E. Haynes, Unit NO. 121, Phase 10.2, Con-

servancy, The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay, condos, Indian River Hundred, $546,465 • 11/20/06, Ursula Stork Genannt Wersborg to Lawrence D. and Corinna C. Posner, Lot No. 144, Phase I, The Salt Pond, subdivision, Baltimore Hundred, $560,000 • 11/27/06, Maryland Shore Homes at Country Grove, LLC to Jerry T. and Rebecca P. LeGates, Lot No. 47, Country Grove, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $242,682 • 11/28/06, Ruth Briggs King, Trustee to Georgetown Airport Center, LLC, parcel, Georgetown Hundred, $1,950,000 • 11/29/06, Wayne A. and Marvin E. Adams to H and M 13, LLC, parcel, Broad Creek Hundred, $87,500 • 11/28/06, Bunting-Gray, LLC to Joseph P. and Lisa J. Boyle, Lot No.170, The Refuge at Dirickson Creek, subdivision, Baltimore Hundred, $833,586 • 11/28/06, NVR, Inc. to James H. and Hazel L. McIntyre, Lot No. 140, Henlopen Landing,

nis to Laraine Ashbridge, parcel, Little Creek Hundred, $145,000 • 11/07/06, Brookfield Heritage Shores, LLC to Robert H. and Louise M. Gay, Lot No. 160, Phase I, Heritage Shores, Town of Bridgeville, subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $494,000 • 11/27/06, Brookfield Heritage Shores, LLC. to Barbara A. Petersen, Lot No. 437, Phase II, Heritage Shores, Town of Bridgeville, Nofthwest Fork Hundred, $338,035 • 11/30/06,Alvin K. Strobel to Cora L. Layton, Lot No. 22, Little Acres, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $183,000 • 12/01/06, Irvin L. Sr. and Rose E. Hastings to Adrian J. Cannon, Lot No. 1, Lands of Irvin L. Sr. and Rose E. Hastings, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $79,00012/01/06, K Hovnanian Homes of Delaware, LLC to Gloria R. and Richard B. Brown, Lot No. 259, Stonewater Creek, subdivision, Indian River Hundred, $515,000

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Marriage Licenses Sussex County Clerk of the Peace George Parish joyfully announces the following couples have obtained marriage licenses: • Edward Keith Cannon,

subdivision, Lewes & Rehoboth Hundred, $601,600 • 11/30/06, D.R. Horton, Inc.New Jersey to Canal Point, LLC, Lot Nos. 67-80 and 131-133, 270-294, Canal Point, subdivision, Lewes & Rehoboth Hundred, $1,102,500 • 11/3011/30/06, Ocean Atlantic Associates VII, L.L.C. to Kwange and Seong Lee, Unit No. 9204, Windswept, condos, Indian River Hundred, $533,325.25 • 11/27/06, Maryland Shore Homes at Country Grove, LLC to Shurley S. Seecoomar, Lot No. 42, Country Grove, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $350,168 • 11/27/06, Maryland Shore Homes at Country Grove, LLC to George D. and Ernestine F. Phillips, Lot No. 48, Country Grove, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $248,66 • 11/30/06, Delores A. Hurford Trust to Kevin T. and Sheila M. Hudson, Unit No. 23, Building D, Village I, Schooner Village, condos, Baltimore Hundred, $665,000 • 12/01/06, Phyllis Mae Den-

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Worcester Prep graduates accepted at top colleges Lieutenant Commander Robert Rosales, US Navy, a 1989 graduate of Worcester Preparatory School was the featured speaker at Worcester's 35th Commencement. Rosales addressed the Class of 2007 and told the students that he'd give up all the wonderful experiences he's had in his career for the opportunity to be graduating with them. He stressed the importance of thanking their teachers and families for all they have done for them and to carefully consier the direction their lives will take. At the close of his speech, the audience gave him a standing ovation. Other speakers at the graduation included Melissa Choy, president of the Senior Class; J. Arthur Hurley, pastor, Stevenson United Methodist Church; Charles R. Jenkins, president of the Board of Trustees; and Dr. Barry Tull, headmaster. Awards were presented by Dr. Tull; Matt O'Hare, assistant headmaster; Nancy Decker, head of the Upper School; Lynne Murray, member of the Board of Trustees and DAR representative; Roland Adkins, Chaplain, American Legion; Ray Jackson, president, Sons of the American Revolution; Steve Green '93, managing editor, Maryland Coast Dispatch; and Dr. Wayne Decker, professor, Perdue School of Business. Award winners included Sabrina Kunciw, valedictorian and State of Maryland Merit Scholastic Award; Christine Tobin, salutatorian and State of Maryland Merit Scholastic Award; Brian Carey, Best AllRound Senior, Lohmeyer Journalism

Worcester Preparatory School Class of 2007 - Bottom row from left - Daniel Souza, Salisbury; Brittany Holdren, Salisbury; Humda Mubarka, Seaford; Rebecca Morgan, Salisbury; Melissa Choy, Rehoboth Beach; Sabrina Kunciw, Ocean Pines; Megan Trudo, Salisbury; Avery Bayard, Lewes; Morgan Crank, Berlin; Julia Robinson, Rehoboth Beach; Tyler Julian, Salisbury; Ashley Meyer, Salisbury; Walter Taraila, Ocean City. Middle row from left - Brian Carey, Seaford; Matthew Flurer, Berlin; Sarah Rosenblit, Ocean City; Codee Buckler, Ocean City; Christine Tobin, Parsonsburg; Lauren Lobo, Bethany Beach; Alexa Wyatt, Ocean City; Kristen Chandler, Salisbury; Georgia Speier, Bishopville; Amanda Phillips, Bethany Beach; Jenna Sternberg, Seaford; Kathleen Taylor, Ocean City; Gregory Mark, Millsboro; Paul Schreiber, Berlin. Top row from left Matthew Hubbard, Berlin; Travis Gregory, Bishopville; Ben Kern, Dagsboro; Tyler Barry, Berlin; Michael Olekszyk, Seaford; Reno Smith, Ocean City; Barry Brotherton, Millsboro; Christian Bushnell, Ocean City; Tyler Hoyle, Berlin; Richard (Mac) Baldwin, Berlin; Conner Bradley, Seaford; Austin Purnell, Berlin; David Leyden, Ocean City; and Christopher Riley, Ocean City.

Award, and American Legion Citizenship Award; Travis Gregory, SGA Gavel and Sons of the American Revolution Citizenship Award; Kristen Chandler, American Legion Citizenship Award; Julia Robinson, DAR Citizenship Award and the Geoffrey C. Derrickson Memorial Art Award; Benjamin Kern, Decker Theater and Music

Award; Amanda Phillips, Erin Brooks Mullen Drama Award; Christian Bushnell, William E. Kelly Memorial Mathematics Award; and Jenna Sternberg, Libby Vach Memorial Novel Award. President Jenkins and Dr. Tull awarded diplomas to 41 graduates who earned more than $2.8 million in scholarship offers and

are going to 33 different colleges in 16 different states. Worcester's graduates received 87 academic and merit scholarships from colleges and organizations. They were accepted into some of the most selective colleges in the nation including MIT, Dartmouth, Brown, Duke, UVA, Haverford, Pepperdine, and USC.

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Laurel Star Sports Three Bulldog baseball players to play in Blue-Grey Classic By Mike McClure Laurel’s Lance Kelley, Matt Parker, and Brandon Hearne will play in the Blue-Grey Classic, a showcase for college scouts, on July 26 at the Trenton Thunder Stadium in New Jersey, the home of the AAA Yankees. The trio was chosen to play for the Mid-Atlantic team in the showcase, which has taken place for the past 12 years with over 80 percent of the prospects going on to get a partial or full baseball scholarship. All three underclassmen had solid season for the Bulldogs this past season. Hearne, an all-conference honorable mention, led the team with 17 RBIs and batted .393 in conference play; Kelley, who was named first team all-conference and all-state honorable mention, led the team with a .386 overall average and has committed just two errors in his last 40 games as the Bulldog second basemen; and Parker, named second team all-conference as an outfielder, batted .314 against Henlopen Conference foes. “They all have different personalities,” head coach Jerry Mears said. “They all produce when the game’s tight. You don’t have to worry about any of the three when it comes to going out and playing hard and preparing for the game.” Mears calls Kelley “fiery and intense” while Hearne and Parker are “laid back but consistent”. He said all three players bring something to the table on and off the field and are looking to play college baseball. “This is a good opportunity for them to be recognized by college coaches to give them more options. It’s going to broaden their scope a little bit. They all can play at that level, said Mears, who recommended the three players and others to the BlueGrey committee. “They’re going to see players that are at the same level as they

Laurel outfielder Matt Parker, shown waiting on deck for his turn at bat during a varsity baseball game, is one of three Bulldogs playing in the Blue-Grey Classic. Photo by Mike McClure

are and they’re going to see players that play at a really high level. You learn a lot when you go away from here a little bit and put the glove on because that’s what they’re going to do in college.” All three players are looking forward to the experience and a chance to showcase their talents in front of scouts. “It’s going to be fun playing with people from all over. It’s going to be a good experience,” Kelley said. “It’s going to be fun playing on that field,” added Parker. “We get to play with people we don’t normally get to play with.” “We get to help each other. When we get there we can push each other through,” Hearne said. “If we have a good showing maybe we can draw more people down here to see us.” The players are thankful to coach Mears and their parents Mike Kelley and Kim Watson, Rodney Hearne and Susan Continued on page 49

Laurel’s Lance Kelley awaits a pitch during a varsity baseball game earlier this year. Kelley will keep busy this summer competing in a number of baseball league as well as playing in the Blue-Grey Classic. Photo by Mike McClure

Bulldog shortstop and pitcher Brandon Hearne takes a lead off first during a game this season. Hearne will play in the Blue-Grey Classic this summer. Photo by Mike McClure

LAUREL LITTLE LEAGUE- Wash N Vac’s Kristen Collins, left, throws to first base during a Laurel Little League softball game last Thursday. O’Neal Brothers’ Bree Venables delivers a pitch during the same game. Game results were not submitted to the Star. See little league results on page 47. Photos by Mike McClure

VARSITY “L”- Laurel’s Trent Passwaters, left, shakes hands with coach Glenn Phillips as Antwon Trimball looks on. Passwaters and Trimball received the Brock Montague Laurel Athletic Scholarship award. Trimball was also presented with the Jay Caldwell Memorial Athletic Award during the Laurel Varsity “L” banquet last week. More photos on page 48. Photo by Mike McClure

MAKING CONTACT- Post 6 outfielder Jeff Taylor makes contact with a pitch during his team’s home win over Georgetown last Wednesday. Taylor had a hit and two runs in the Patriots’ win. See story on page 46. Photo by Mike McClure



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CELEBRATION- Sussex West’s Matt Terry (20), Garrett Eskridge (2), Steve Sharff (22), and Kory Hearn celebrate after Matt Dodson hit a two-run single with two away in last week’s win over Georgetown. Photo by David Elliott

Post 6 Sussex West Patriots move to 2-2 with win, loss The Sussex West Patriots [2-2] scored 14 runs but gave up 20 runs to R.C. Dupont last Sunday. The Patriots led after the first inning 5-1, but six errors and several other fielding lapses allowed R.C. Dupont back into the game after big innings by the Pats. Trent Passwaters went 2-for-2 with a double, a triple, four runs, and an RBI; Steve Sharff batted 2-for-4 with a double and two runs; and Lance Kelley was 2for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs. Jeff Taylor also went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs; Kory Hearn batted 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI; and Garrett Eskridge was 1-for-2 with a run and two RBIs. On Wednesday, the Patriots committed five errors, but pounded out 12 hits, scoring nine runs to beat the Georgetown Steevers, 9-8, in Seaford last Wednesday night. Steve Sharff [1-0] got the win for Post 6, Derek Nennstiehl got the save after coming in for the final two innings. The Steevers used two hits and two errors to take a 3-0 lead in the top of the second, but Post 6 came back with one in the bottom of the second, then exploded for five runs in the bottom of the third. Jeff Taylor led off with a walk followed by a Matt Terry bunt single.

Sussex West’s Steve Sharff makes a pitch during his team’s 9-8 win over Georgetown in American Legion baseball last week. Sharff went seven innings to get the win. Photo by Mike McClure

Dustin Richards singled to load the bases. Jordan Johnson hit into a double play, but Kory Hearn doubled in Taylor and Terry. Sharff and Matt Dodson both Continued on page 51

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Laurel Stars of the Season

Female Co-Athlete of the Season- Amanda Horsey- Laurel Laurel senior shortstop Amanda Horsey was named first team all-conference and first team all-state for her solid play at the plate, in the field, and as a team leader for the Bulldogs. The Trevecca Nazarene University bound Horsey was Star of the Week once and received honorable mention five times.

Female Co-Athlete of the Season- Brittany Joseph- ST Sussex Tech grad Brittany Joseph capped a solid career by helping her team to a state title. Joseph was named first team all-conference and first team allstate as a second baseman. She was also Star of the Week once and received honorable mention seven times.



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Male Co-Athlete of the Season- Jordan Johnson- Delmar Male Co-Athlete of the Season- Lance Kelley- Laurel Delmar senior Jordan Johnson served as a fiery leader for the Wildcat baseball team. The catcher had a solid year at the plate as well as behind the plate, calling pitches for the young pitching staff. Jordan was named first team all-conference and honorable mention all-state. He was also a Star of the Week once and received honorable mention three times.

Laurel junior Lance Kelley paced the Bulldogs with a .386 average during the season. He has also committed just two errors in his last 40 games as the Bulldogs’ second baseman. Lance was named first team all-conference, all-state honorable mention, and received Star of the Week honorable mention five times.

Honorable mention- Dylan Shupe- Delmar; Matt Campbell- Delmar; Zack Adkins- Sussex Tech; David Ricksecker- Sussex Tech; Scott Lee- Laurel; Brandon Hearne- Laurel; Antwon Trimball- Laurel; David Pollitt- Delmar; Matt Parker- Laurel; Taylor Jones- Laurel; David Albert- Laurel; Kim Owens- Sussex Tech; Caitlin DolbyLaurel; Alison Bloodsworth- Delmar; Mindi Wheatley- Delmar; Brittney BrittinghamLaurel; Katie McMahon- Delmar; Nicole Mancini- Laurel; Brooke Tull- Sussex Tech; Jenna Cahall- Laurel; Twila McCrea- Laurel; Maribeth Beach- Delmar

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Laurel Little League-Major League baseballYankees 11, Mets 4- For the Yankees, Bryce Bristow was on base three times by errors and scored one run; Caine Collins had two singles and three runs scored; and Kegan Yossick doubled and scored three runs. Shai Mears walked; Brian Mills walked, singled, and had one run scored; Leslie Riggleman and Dillon Lewis each had a walk and a run scored; Chris Short singled; and Brett Marine had a run scored. Bristow pitched one and one third innings, giving up one run on no hits with five walks and two strikeouts, Mears pitched two and two thirds innings, giving up three runs on one hit with two walks and six strikeouts; and Yossick finished up the last two innings, giving up no runs on no hits with four walks and six strikeouts. The Yankees also had a nice defensive play throwing out a runner between second and third trying to stretch a hit. For the Mets, Jacob Carney had two walks; Justin Metz walked once; Kendall Wooten and Colby Daye each had two walks and a run scored, and Josh Wilkins reached on an error and scored one run. Cole Gullet added a walk, a single and a run scored and Shawn Webb, Phillip Tonelli and Alex Davis each had a walk. Daye pitched four innings, giving up eight runs on four hits with three walks and three strikeouts and Wilkins pitched two innings, giving up three runs on one hit with one walk and one strikeout. The Mets also had a nice defensive play at the plate, throwing out a runner trying to steal home on a passed ball. Braves 6, Mets 5- For the Mets, Kendall Wooten had two walks; Jacob Carney drew three walks and scored a run; Justin Metz singled, walked, and scored a run; and Colby Daye had three walks and one run scored. Josh Wilkins singled; Shawn Webb singled and reached base on a hit-by-pitch; Alex Davis walked; Phillip Tonelli singled; Travis Neely reached base on a hit-by-pitch, had two walks and scored two runs. Wilkins pitched three and a third innings, giving up six runs on one hit with six walks and seven strikeouts. Wooten pitched one and two third innings, giving up no runs on no hits with one walk, and two strikeouts and Carney threw out a runner trying to steal third. For the Braves, Josh Lecates, Shawn O’Neal, and Tyrone Jenkins each walked and scored one run; Adam White walked; AJ Mann singled, walked, and scored one run. Josh Munoz and Bobby Townley each had a walk and one run scored. Jenkins pitched three innings, giving up four runs on three hits with seven walks and three strikeouts and White pitched three innings, giving up one run on one hit with five walks three strikeouts. Josh Lecates threw out the tying run trying to steal third in the sixth inning.

Girls ages 12-17 who are interested in improving their volleyball skills should make plans to attend the Margie Knight Volleyball Camp this summer. Scheduled to take place at Salisbury University Aug. 6-10, the program is designed to teach aspiring players to bump, set, and spike successfully. The camp will be led by Salisbury University head volleyball coach Margie Knight, who recently celebrated her 200th victory. Registration is taking place at the Wicomico Civic Center box office Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. To register online visit The cost is $145 per player. For more information about the camp, which is sponsored by Wicomico Recreation, Parks, and Tourism, please contact Kelly O’Brien at 410-548-4900 ext. 108.

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District III Minor League baseball, softball all-star schedules

Laurel’s Jenna Cahall received the field hockey team’s rookie of the year award during the Laurel varsity “L” banquet last week. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel’s Kyle Brown was named coMVP of the varsity boys’ soccer team during the Laurel varsity “L” banquet last Wednesday. Co-MVP Lineker Valladares was not in attendance. Photo by Mike McClure Laurel football cheerleaders Megan Eudy, Brittney Brittingham, and Stephanie Wheatley are shown during the varsity “L” banquet last week. Eudy was named team MVP and Wheatley received the most improved award. Photo by Mike McClure

The following are the local teams’ schedules for the District III Minor League baseball and softball tournaments: 9-10 softball (winner’s bracket at Nanticoke, loser’s bracket at Laurel)- Monday, June 25- Laurel vs. Lower Sussex, 8 p.m. at Laurel; Nanticoke vs. Woodbridge, 8 p.m. at Nanticoke Tuesday, June 26- winner’s bracket 6 and 8 p.m. at Nanticoke; loser’s bracket 6 and 8 p.m. at Laurel Wednesday, June 27- loser’s bracket 6 and 8 p.m. at Laurel Thursday, June 28- winner’s bracket 6 p.m. at Nanticoke; loser’s bracket 6 p.m. at Laurel Friday, June 29- loser’s bracket 6 p.m. at Laurel Saturday, June 30- championship 1 6 p.m. at Nanticoke Sunday, July 1- championship 2 (if necessary) 6 p.m. at Nanticoke 9-10 baseball (winner’s bracket at Lewes, loser’s bracket at Georgetown)Tuesday, June 26- Nanticoke vs. Rehoboth, 6 p.m. at Lewes; Laurel vs. Millsboro, 8 p.m. at Lewes; Woodbridge vs. Milton, 6 p.m. at Georgetown Wednesday, June 27- loser’s bracket 6 p.m. at Georgetown Thursday, June 28- winner’s bracket 6 and 8 p.m. at Lewes; loser’s bracket 6 and 8 p.m. at Georgetown Friday, June 29- loser’s bracket 6 and 8 p.m. at Georgetown Saturday, June 30- winner’s bracket 6 p.m. at Lewes; loser’s bracket 6 p.m. at Georgetown Sunday, July 1- loser’s bracket 6 p.m. at Georgetown Monday, July 2- championship 1 6 p.m. at Lewes Tuesday, July 3- championship 2 6 p.m. at Lewes

Register now for the Shore Stick Field Hockey Camp in Salisbury Learn the skills necessary to hit the field at the annual Shore Stick Field Hockey Camp, slated for July 23-27 at Bennett Middle School. Registration is now open for the week long instructional program which will be led by Salisbury University head field hockey coach Dawn Chamberlain. The camp, which is open to rising third graders through graduating seniors, is designed to improve the skill level and conceptual knowledge of field hockey players. Girls will be divided into groups according to their ability and/or age. Chamberlain has led the Sea Gulls to 18 NCAA tournament berths with nine appearances in the final four. She has produced 73 all-conference players, 42 all-americans, and 88 all-region players. Assistant coaches Lindsay Elliott (Delmar), Brittany Elliott (Delmar), and Megan Powell will join Chamberlain at camp this summer. Registration is taking place at the Wicomico Civic Center box office Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Call Kelly O’Brien at 410-548-4900 ext. 108 or contact her at for registration information.

Shown (l to r) are Twyla Hill, Tykia Briddell, and Tomorrow Briddell of the Laurel girls’ basketball team. Hill was named defensive player of the year, Tykia Briddell received the heart and soul award, and Tomorrow Briddell was named team MVP during the school’s varsity “L” banquet last week. Not pictured is Sharay Smith who was named best all around player for the team. Photo by Mike McClure L A U R E L WRESTLINGL a u r e l wrestlers Brett Shockley, left, and Antwon Trimball received awards during the school’s sports banquet last week. Shockley was named most dependable and Trimball received the MVP award. Photo by Mike McClure


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Laurel baseball continued McNat, and John and Trudy Parker for the opportunity. “We don’t just play high school ball, they (parents) push us. We play as much as we can to get ready for the next season,î said Kelley. “I wouldn’t be as good of a baseball player as I am without Coach Mears.” Kelley and Parker, who will be seniors next season, have been playing with the

MORNING STAR varsity team since their sophomore year. Hearne, who will be a junior, started playing varsity baseball as a freshman. They have high expectations for next season. In the meantime, all three will be busy playing baseball this summer. Between the three of them they will be playing in the following: Blue-Grey Classic, travel ball, showcase in South Carolina, American Legion baseball, Eastern Shore League, and Big League baseball.

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Laurel varsity girls’ soccer coach Artie Uhlich speaks at the school’s sports banquet last week. Katie Watson was named rookie of the year, Ashley Cheeseman received the sportsmanship award, Kristen Henderson got the team spirit award, Keisha Oney was the defensive player of the year, Abby Kee received the perseverance award, Diane Paul was the offensive player of the year, and Nicole Mancini was named team MVP. Photo by Mike McClure


Laurel’s Scott Hall received the boys’ track and field team’s MVP award. Photo by Mike McClure

LAUREL BASEBALL- Shown (l to r) are Laurel varsity baseball players Brandon Hearne, Antwon Trimball, Lance Kelley, David Bartee, and Matt Parker. Hearne led the team in RBIs, Kelley had the highest overall average, and Trimball and Parker received leadership awards. Not pictured are Zack Bonniwell (highest conference average) and Trent Passwaters (leadership). Photo by Mike McClure

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BULLDOG BASKETBALL- Laurel’s Kenisha Wilson was the girls’ basketball team’s top rebounder rebounder last season. David Albert was named most improved player for the boys’ basketball team during last Wednesday’s Laurel varsity “L” banquet. Photos by Mike McClure

Laurel junior Kelsey Gordy, left, and senior Kate Downes received team leadership awards for the field hockey team. Gordy was also named team MVP. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel varsity softball players Samantha Oliphant, Miranda O’Neal, Kelsey Gordy, and Caitlin Dolby are shown during the Laurel varsity “L” banquet last Wednesday. Amanda Horsey and Dolby received leadership awards, Kelsey Oliphant was named rookie of the year, and Horsey was the team’s MVP. Photo by Mike McClure

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Sussex Tech’s Brittany Joseph slides home safely for the first of three first inning runs in her team’s 6-0 win over Caravel in the state championship game at Sports at the Beach. Photo by Mike McClure

Sussex Tech softball: 2007 year in review By Mike McClure The Sussex Tech varsity softball team entered the 2007 spring sports season with some high expectations after going 19-4 overall in ‘06. The Lady Ravens went on to outscore their opponents, 196-33, losing to only Caravel and Sussex Central during the regular season before defeating both teams in the state semifinals and finals for their first ever state championship. “Our number one goal is to become a team. Our motto this year is “A team lives when you abandon yourself”,” Sussex Tech head coach John Marvel told the Star at the start of the season. “We have a lot of experience back. We’ve been blessed that our program is at a point where we have high expectations.” The following is the 2007 year in review: 3/22- Sussex Tech 8, Smyrna 3- Brittany Joseph knocked in five runs including three with a home run, Hope Cornell doubled and homered, and Kim Owens

struck out 12 in a three-hitter. Heather Frech also had two hits as the four seniors stepped up in the opening contest. 3/23- Sussex Tech 9, Easton 0- Sophomore Brooke Tull struck out 13 and allowed three hits in the shutout while Frech and Rhonda Warrington each drove in three runs. 3/27- Sussex Tech 8, Polytech 1Owens notched the win while Frech, Warrington, and Megan Lathbury each ripped a triple in the Raven victory. 3/30- Sussex Tech 4, Laurel 3 (10 innings)- The Bulldogs gave the Ravens their first hard fought battle of the season as neither team could score through the first nine innings. Sussex Tech scored four runs in the top of the 10th and held off Laurel’s rally in the bottom of the inning for the narrow one run win. Joseph and Tull each collected a pair of hits and Tull struck out 19. 4/2- Sussex Tech 15, Seaford 0Joseph struck out 10 and drove in five runs and Tull had a double, home run, and

✳ JUNE 14 - 20, 2007 five RBIs to help pace Tech. 4/14- Sussex Tech 13, Chambersburg 7- Melony Thompson had two hits and four RBIs, Frech collected a pair of hits including a three-run home run, and Cornell also hit a three-run home run. Joseph and Owens added three hits a piece. 4/17- Sussex Tech 12, Delmar 1Joseph struck out 12 batters, Lathbury and Cornell contributed three hits each, and Owens and Tull had two hits in the Raven win. 4/19- Sussex Tech 7, Cape Henlopen 3- In a preview of the state quarterfinals, Sussex Tech topped Cape as Tull struck out 12 in a three hitter while driving in three runs. Cornell doubled, tripled, and knocked in three runs. 4/23- Caravel 6, Sussex Tech 3- Defending champion Caravel handed Sussex Tech its first loss of the season in a nonconference game. Warrington drove in two runs and Lathbury had one RBI in the defeat. 4/24- Sussex Tech 10, Lake Forest 1The Ravens bounced back with a conference win over the Spartans as Joseph homered and struck out 11, Thompson hit a home run, and Lathbury had two hits. 4/28- Sussex Tech 10, Concord 0Joseph struck out 10 and had two hits, Frech went 4-for-4, and Cornell chipped in with a pair of hits in the non-conference win. 4/30- Sussex Tech 13, Indian River 2Tull tossed a two-hitter and Owens had two doubles in the Sussex Tech victory. 5/1- Sussex Tech 11, Woodbridge 0Joseph fired the team’s first and only nohitter of the season and hit a home run. Fellow Laurel resident Kim Owens also homered. 5/3- Sussex Tech 16, Caesar Rodney 0- Tull struck out 10 and had a one-hitter

and Jenna Allen and Cornell collected three hits apiece. 5/8- Sussex Tech 10, Milford 0- Tull struck out 13 in another one-hitter while adding a pair of doubles at the plate. Warrington also had two doubles for the Ravens. 5/9- Sussex Tech 29, Dover 0- The bats stayed hot as the Ravens thumped the Senators behind three home runs by Thompson and five hits by Joseph who homered twice. Cornell also had three hits including a pair of home runs and dove in six runs. 5/12- Sussex Tech 13, Saint Dominic 3- Joseph earned the non-conference win, Owens collected three hits and drove in four runs, and Tull tallied three hits and three RBIs for Sussex Tech. 5/14- Sussex Central 3, Sussex Tech 1- The Knights won the battle of the unbeaten Henlopen Conference teams in this April 4 makeup but the Ravens would get their revenge in the state tournament. Tull allowed four runs and had the team’s lone RBI. 5/15- Sussex Tech 4, Padua 0- Tull struck out 17 in a one-hit shutout in Sussex Tech’s final game of the regular season. Sussex Tech entered the state tournament with a 17-2, 12-1 regular season record. The undefeated Knights got the second seed, the defending champion Caravel Bucs were the top seed, and the Ravens were seeded third. Sussex Tech went undefeated when it counted, beating William Penn, 25-4, before a pair of one run wins over Cape Henlopen (4-3) and Sussex Central (3-2) to advance to the championship against Caravel. This time the Ravens got the better of their New Castle County nemesis with a 6-0 win to take the state crown.

ATTENTION: EYE ON THE BALLSussex Tech senior Heather Frech makes contact with a pitch as head coach/third base coach John Marvel looks on during the Ravens’ quarterfinal win over Cape Henlopen. Sussex Tech went on to top Sussex Central and Caravel to win the state championship. Photo by Mike McClure

Five Western Sussex softball players named first team all-state The following local softball players were named first team all-state for high school softball: Brooke Tull, Sussex Tech, pitcher; Brittany Joseph, Sussex Tech, second base; Amanda Horsey, Laurel, shortstop; Hope Cornell, Sussex Tech, outfield; Kim Owens, Sussex Tech, utility Sussex Tech’s Heather Frech was named second team all-state as an outfielder. No other local players were named to the second team or honorable mention.

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Sussex West continued singled with Dodson’s drive scoring Hearn and Sharff. The Pats added one in the fourth inning as Jeff Taylor singled and scored on an error. The Steevers weren’t done, Mike Morris reached on an error, then scored on a wild pitch; Will Betts singled; and Jon Goodwin slammed a 380 foot home run to left scoring two more. The score was then 7-6. Post 6 scored two more in the bottom of the sixth to take a 9-6 lead. Johnson and Hearn collected RBIs in the inning. Georgetown had a few more runs left with one out, Mike Morris was hit by a

MORNING STAR pitch and advanced on Steven Walker’s single up the middle. Nennstiehl struck out Goodwin but hit Stewart Bryan with a pitch loading the base. Max Coveleski lined a ball that bounced off Dustin Richard’s glove allowing two runs to score, but an alert play by the Pats’ infield cut down Stewart at third, ending the game. Taylor went 1-for-2 with two runs; Richards was 2-for-3 with a run; Johnson batted 1-for-3 with two RBIs; and Kory Hearn went 3-for-4 with a run and three RBIs. Dodson was 2-for-3 with a run and three RBIs; Don Horsey scored two runs; and Terry and Sharff each had a hit and a

2007 DFRC Blue-Gold All-Star Run/Walk is Saturday The DFRC 2007 Blue-Gold All-Star 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk will again be hosted by Irish Eyes in Lewes on Saturday, June 16. The race will start at 8 a.m., rain or shine, from Irish Eyes at 213 Anglers Rd. on the Lewes waterfront. Amenities include a Blue-Gold All-Star Run/Walk t-shirt for each registered participant, water stops and refreshments by Irish Eyes and Timing/Finish Line by Seashore Striders. The post race awards and party will be held at Irish Eyes with food and refreshments for participants. Awards will be presented to overall and masters champions, as well as the top three finishers in each age/gender group. Pre-registration through June 9 is $15 per participant. Registration information is available on the Internet at Late registration, at $20 per participant, will be available at Irish Eyes locations in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Milton on Friday, June 15 between 6 and 10 p.m. Day of Event registration, also $20, will be available at Irish Eyes on the Lewes between 6:45 and 7:45 a.m.

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✳ JUNE 14 - 20, 2007 run. Sharff went five innings and gave up six runs (three earned) on six hits with

PAGE 51 three strikeouts for the win. Nennstiehl allowed two runs on one hits with two strikeouts in two innings.

Harley-Davidson of Seaford race team competes in Southern Nationals Harley-Davidson of Seaford race team went to Atlanta, Ga., Memorial Day weekend for the Southern Nationals. Ronnie Fensick qualified third out of 24 bikes in the Destroyer class. Ronnie went to the finals before losing to L.E. Tonglett who has won four of the five nationals by a few hundreds of a second. Ronnie is currently third in national points and only five points out of second. In the Super Gas class he qualified second out of 36 bikes. Ronnie lost in a good drag race in the second round to Doc Goodwin. He is currently seventh in national points. Bob Malloy in the Top Fuel class qualified 12th out of 19 bikes. In the qualifying rounds he destroyed the motor and could not run on Sunday. This leaves Malloy in eighth place in national points.



✳ JUNE 14 - 20, 2007

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Weds. Summer Adult/Youth High games and series Robert Maynard, Jr. 292 Mark Redd 804 Paula Zoller 289, 767 Matt Zoller 314, 792 Taylor Richey 281 Ashley Colins 788

Weds. No Tap High games and series Rip Penuel 368, 1197 Diane Patchett 336, 1,228

Tuesday Nascar High games and series James Howell 297 Josh Graver 787

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Summer Senior Express High games and series Joe Walker 284, 722 Dania Griffin 722 Ben Derickson 265, 721 Jean Hendrickson 721 Anna Mowrey 721 Paulette Sammons721 Dot Cannon 721

Star Weekly Lg. Spotlight Weds. Summer Adult/Youth Fantastic Four 14-6 Topeka 14-6 K.O. Smashers 12-8 Destroyers 10.5-9.5 Crash Test Dumbies 10.5-9.5 The Dogs 10-10

Shown (l to r) are the outstanding senior athletes at Sussex Technical High School: seated- Kyle Furniss, Nicole Mahoney, Brandon Krauss, Brittany Joseph, Tom Ford and Hope Cornell; second row- Angela Massino, Tamiya Duffy, Laura Beth Winik, Kasie Price, Tiffany Roles and Matt Baull; back row- Jason Palmer, Chris Rickards, Cliff McCall and Ryan Lee.

Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club sports news WSBGC to hold summer football camp- The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club is holding a summer football camp for ages 7-16. The camp will take place every Monday and Wednesday evening in July. Call Mr. Matt at 302-628-3789 for info. Upcoming fundraisers- The Boys and Girls Club will hold the following fundraisers: Skate Night at Skateworld- June 17, 5-8 p.m., admission $5. Basket Bingo- June 14 at Seaford Boys and Girls Club, doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. Seaford Pop Warner holding registration- Register today for Seaford’s only traveling football league. This “nationally” recognized youth program is headed up by Seaford Pop Warner Parent’s Association. Mandatory play rules, no tryouts, first come, first serve. Rosters limited to first 35 per football team and 25 per cheer team (mightymite cheer limited to first 10). Seaford Pop Warner football and cheerleading travels to different towns on the Eastern Shore. The ages are 7-15 for football and 5-15 for cheerleading. The registration fee is $65. For the safety of your child weight limits are set for football players. The season begins on July 30. Coaches and volunteers are needed. For more information please call: Gary at 443-880-2978, Rhonda at 302-628-5137, Sherry at 302-629-0654, or Karen at the Boys & Girls Club: 302-628-3789 .

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DFRC Blue-Gold football game to take place June 23 The DFRC Blue-Gold football game will be held on Saturday, June 23 at the University of Delaware Stadium. All proceeds benefit programs that enrich the lives of Delawareans with cognitive disabilities through grants provided by DFRC, Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with cognitive disabilities. The following local athletes were selected to play on the Gold team: Darren Collins, Delmar; Donald Poole, Delmar; Alan Preston, Delmar; Jeremy Bagwell, Laurel; Antwon Trimball, Laurel; Mike Wright, Seaford; Jason Palmer, Sussex Tech; and Jordan Wescott, Woodbridge. Tickets for the game can be purchased at any Delaware Happy Harry’s location, B&B Tickettown, Lions Clubs, Edward Jones office in Milford, or by calling the DFRC office at (302) 454-2730.

Laurel grad Shawn Phillips off to strong start in Frontier League Laurel graduate Shawn Phillips is off to a strong start in the Independent Frontier League. The former Delaware State University pitcher is pitching for the Windy City Thunderbolts which is based in Crestwood, Ill. As of June 9 Phillips had the following stats: 2-1, 3 GS, 2.25, 16 IP, 19K, 1 BB

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Health Del Tech graduates help fulfill state's need At Delaware Technical & Community College's Owens Campus graduation last month, a record number of 171 nursing students crossed the stage and accepted their award. This group of newly-educated registered and practical nurses represented 25 percent of the entire graduating class at the College's Georgetown campus. Collegewide, nursing grads and those in allied health technologies such as dental hygiene, paramedics, and respiratory care represent more than1/3 of the1600+ individuals who earned awards this year at one of the school's three campuses. The increasing number of healthcare professionals entering the workforce has been fueled by Delaware's growing healthcare industry and the state's commitment to helping institutions like Delaware Tech produce highly skilled job-ready graduates. In 2002, when it was revealed that the

nursing shortage had reached a crisis with at least 650 vacancies statewide, the state made creative use of proceeds from the tobacco settlement funding to expand the Delaware Tech nursing program in all three counties. The initial expansion was augmented with additional funding in July 2005 to further expand the nursing program along with the allied health programs targeting Radiologic Technology and Respiratory Care among others. These investments have paid huge dividends for both the state and the healthcare industry. In just five years, the size of Delaware Tech's nursing program has grown from 354 students to 814 - an increase of 130 percent. In addition, the number of nursing academic degrees and diplomas awarded have increased from 190 in 2001 to 435 in 2007 - also an increase of 130 percent. Even with the significant ex-

pansion of this program, Delaware Tech nursing and allied health students are still earning the highest licensure exam scores of any institution of higher education in the state. Given that more than 90 percent of the college's student population live and work in Delaware, the state's healthcare industry can now draw from a much larger pool of highly qualified healthcare professionals. This is great news for this year's graduates who will have little problem finding work. According to the "Delaware Business Ledger's" 2007 "Book of Lists," three Delaware hospitals rank in the top 10 list of largest private employers in the state; together they employ over 15,000 individuals - more than Delaware's largest employer, the State of Delaware. Not surprisingly, in 2006, Christiana Care and Bayhealth Medical Center were the top two individual employers of

Delaware Tech graduates, and more than 40 percent of the 2006 graduates who responded to the college's placement survey reported they had found employment in the healthcare industry. Besides filling the state's need for highly qualified professionals, Delaware Tech's nurses and allied health professionals will greatly contribute to the state's economic development efforts by earning excellent salaries and increasing the tax base. Based on 2006 figures, graduates of Delaware Tech's nursing program will likely earn an annual salary of nearly $50,000 while those in allied heath technologies are expected to average more than $40,000. For more information on Delaware Tech's nursing and allied health programs or its graduates, contact the College Relations Office, at 302-7394623.

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Many things have changed over the past 35 years By Dr. Anthony Policastro

May 30th was the 35th anniversary of my graduation from medical school. June 23rd will be the 35th anniversary of starting my life as a pediatrician. A lot of things have changed over the last 35 years. The most interesting change has been in the area of infectious diseases. During my first year as a pediatric resident, there were relatively few antibiotics that we could use. Amoxicillin had just been invented. It soon became the primary antibiotic. Very few bacteria were resistant to it. Over the years we have developed a lot more antibiotics. We have used them a lot. The result has been that now there are bacteria that are resistant to many antibiotics. In the past we didn’t have many in existence to use. Now we often don’t have many that are effective because of resistance. The only immunizations we had when I graduated were DPT (diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus), polio, smallpox and MMR (measles, mumps and rubella).

We had just started using the MMR a few years earlier. I have seen many cases of measles. Most of our younger physicians have not. We have made natural smallpox extinct. We do not even use the vaccine any more. We have many more vaccines to use now. Some of them prevent the primary causes of meningitis. There was a time when I could depend on seeing several cases of meningitis a year. Now I have not seen a patient with meningitis in a number of years. Vaccines help prevent pneumonia. They help prevent a serious throat infection called epiglottitis. Newborn infections are serious and used to be relatively common. Now we check mothers for the most common cause of newborn infections at 35 weeks of pregnancy. If they are positive, we give then antibiotics during labor. The result has been a significant decrease in newborn infections. Another thing that has been beneficial is the length that antibiotics last. Old antibiotics like penicillin are metabolized

very quickly by the body. They need to be given every 3 to 4 hours. Many of the newer antibiotics are metabolized more slowly. They can be given once a day. In the past we would have to put patients in the hospital. They would need an IV to get their antibiotics frequently. Now we can give one dose of a long acting antibiotic. We can then see the child in 24 hours. It allows us to put less children into the hospital. Parents tend to take a lot of these things for granted. However, we did not always have it as good as we do now. We have come a long way in treating infectious diseases in 35 years.

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Dr. Eduardo L. Jiloca Announces His Retirement From Medical Practice Effective August 31, 2007. His practice will be assumed by Jona Gorra, M.D. with the help of another physician. Dr. Gorra will see patients at the office of Dr. Jiloca at 105-A Front St. in Seaford and at her present office in Georgetown. Dr. Gorra has been in practice in Georgetown, Delaware for eight years. She is board certified and a diplomate in Internal Medicine. Office Telephones will remain the same.

NMH offers Stroke Support group Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is starting a Stroke Support Group. The support group is designed for individuals who have survived a stroke as well as their families and caregivers. Modeled from the American Stroke Association, the hospital is engaging with speakers to provide education, community resources and emotional support to those who have been affected by this life-altering event. The first meeting will be held on June 29th at Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Monthly meetings will be held the third Thursday of each month. 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 networking. Pre-registration is not required for this free support group. For more information, call the hospital at 6296611, extension 5121.

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New medicare programs could cause problems for Delaware residents Insurance Commissioner Matt Denn is warning Delawareans about potential problems with Medicare Advantage programs, which have generated a number of complaints in recent months. Medicare Advantage plans are offered by private companies that sign a contract with Medicare. Medicare Advantage plans provide Medicare covered benefits to Medicare members through the plan, and may offer prescription drug benefits as well as extra benefits that Medicare doesn't cover, such as vision or dental services. "The complaints I have received have alleged that beneficiaries, after enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan, discovered that their doctors do not participate in the Medicare Advantage plan even though the doctors participate in the traditional Medicare program," Commissioner Denn said. "A doctor is not required to accept a Medicare Advantage plan simply because he or she is a participating doctor with the Medicare pro-

gram. Before enrolling into any health insurance program, you should make sure that your doctor is a Medicare participating physician who accepts assignment. Your provider will advise you as to whether he or she is willing to accept the terms of your plan's payment." In a number of instances where Delawareans have called the Department of Insurance to report that their doctor was not part of a Medicare Advantage plan they signed up for and that they felt misled, the department staff has intervened and asked companies to allow the consumers out of the plans. For more information about Medicare Advantage plans, Delaware residents can contact ELDERinfo, a counseling service for Delaware residents with Medicare at 1-800-336-9500 (in-state only) or (302) 674-7364; or the federal government centers for Medicare & Medicaid at 1-800-MEDICARE (1800-633-4227).

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Health Bulletins Look Good... Feel Better Look Good... Feel Better, a program designed to help women overcome the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment, will hold its next session on Monday, June 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at The Wellness Community- DE, Sussex facility. Classes are taught by professional cosmetologists and are open to all women undergoing cancer treatment. Look Good...Feel Better is co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society; the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundations; and the National Cosmetology Association. Classes are free but you must register by calling The Wellness Community- Delaware at 645-9150. The Sussex facility has newly relocated to 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Medical Arts Building at the Beebe Health Campus, Suite 312 in Rehoboth. The Wellness Community-Delaware is part of a national nonprofit organization that provides support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Through participation in professionally led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body classes, people affected by cancer learn

vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation and restore hope regardless of the stage of disease. At The Wellness Community-Delaware, all programs are free of charge. More information about The Wellness Community is available on their website at Beebe Medical Center will offer Bone Density Screenings, as well as Berg Balance and Fall Risk Assessments, on Tuesday, July 10, at the CHEER Center in Georgetown on Sand Hill Road. Bone Density Screening will be done from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Berg Balance and Fall Risk Assessment will be done from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tribute Awards nominations Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is seeking nominations for its third annual Tributes For Healthcare Leadership Recognition Dinner, scheduled for November 1, at Heritage Shores Clubhouse in Bridgeville. Awards will be presented in three categories. The Founders award will be presented to an individual who has made significant contributions in furthering the mis-

sion of the hospital to improve the health status of our communities. This award will recognize a person who has contributed their time and talent to the hospital and community in a leadership role. Nominees will demonstrate a concern for the well-being of the citizens of our communities and have had an impact in the provision of healthcare services to the community. Current employees of Nanticoke Health Services and active medical staff are not eligible. The Leadership in Philanthropy Award is presented to an individual or a group who has made support of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and community health a philanthropic priority in their lives. Through example and advocacy, nominees will have inspired others to participate in the philanthropic activities of the hospital. The Physicians Hall of Fame will recognize physician(s) who have served Nanticoke Memorial and the community with distinction and selflessness. Nominees for this award must be physicians who have retired from the

Nanticoke Medical Staff or have served at least ten years on the medical staff. Nominees should demonstrate professionalism, service to the community and leadership at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. The deadline for submission of nominees is August 1. "We are reaching out to the entire community in search of as many names as possible," explained Mrs. Maria Lehman, Tributes coordinator. "There are so many people that have contributed so much through the decades to create this extraordinary health care facility and we don't want to overlook anyone." Nominations in each category can be made by calling 629-6611, ext. 2405 or in writing to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, corporate development, 801 Middleford Rd., Seaford, DE 19973, or emailing The name of the nominee should be accompanied by a few words about their qualifications or a personal anecdote. Please direct questions to Renee' Morris at 629-6611, ext. 2404.

Dr. Bradley Mackler would like to take this opportunity to express his regrets that Dr. Antos is closing his Seaford practice on July 1, 2007 and to wish him the best in his future endeavors.

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✳ JUNE 14 - 20, 2007


MEETING THE CHALLENGE - Laurel Boy Scout troop 90 participated in the Whitewater Challengers held at Lehigh Valley, Pa., May 12. Above, from left: Anthony Lyons, Matt Porter, Mark Porches, Lloyd Harrington, Brandon Wilkens, Jeff Dulis, Ben Wilkens, Beth Carey, Chet Porches and Gerald Dulis. Below, members of the group test the waters.

GETTING READY TO SAY GOODBYE - Pfc. Adam Coleman, a two and a half-year veteran of the Laurel Police Department, has gotten word from his National Guard unit that he is headed for a second tour of duty in the Middle East. Above, from left: Lt. Ricky Richardson, Coleman and Police Chief Jamie Wilson. Photo by Tony Windsor

CLASS OF 1943 - Members of the Laurel High School class of 1943 had their yearly reunion at the Laurel Dutch Inn on Saturday, May 26. Front, from left: Jean Shadburn Gordon, Eleanor Moore Paradee, Ruth Dykes Rust, Helen Mitchell Records, Anne Dickerson Calloway, Doris Woerner Downes and Lois Woerner Adkins. Back: Irene Collins Outten, Ethel Massey Breasure, Elizabeth Oliphant Fisher, Richard Helm, Johnny Janosik and Betty Nichols Harrison.

PATRIOTIC SERVICE - Several weeks ago, the Gospel Cafe, Laurel, held a patriotic service in Market Street Park. Above are a few of the people who attended. Photo by Pat Murphy

ALL RED AND PURPLE - The Delmar Red Hat ladies are “forever blowing bubbles” at their June lunch at Just Like Mamma’s in Berlin.


✳ JUNE 14 - 20, 2007


New graduates leave trail Doing the Towns Together of memories behind them LAUREL AND DELMAR SOCIALS Sarah Marie Trivits . 875-3672

First things first. Today is Flag Day. Surely you have the American flag proudly displayed in a highly visible place at your home, flying in the breeze, proclaiming your pride in being an American and showing your support of our troops that serve throughout the world, particularly in Iraq. The big news in every small town, village, community, city and state in our nation this past week has been the graduation from schools and colleges of those who have successfully completed a phase of their education and are moving on with their lives. The carefree days of living at home and having the support of their family, decisions made for a lot of situations, needs provided for, food prepared, clothing washed and ironed, financial needs taken care of, and all their basic wants at their fingertips has come to a close as the young graduates from high school face the real world. Some of the high school graduates will be entering college, living away from home, making new friends, facing situations they could not possibly have imagined. Others will be entering the field of employment, facing new daily challenges, making new friends, and facing challenges they could never have imagined. Some will be entering the military service of our nation. These young people will be facing regimentation they could never have imagined. Each will be facing the reality of the phrase, “brave, new world.” Each will face the challenge in his or her own way. Some will succeed and do well. Others will crumble under the pressure. Each will be forced to make decisions that will affect their future. This year, Laurel High has 86 members in the class of 2007. Forty of these young men and women will go on to college. That is a huge percentage no matter how one looks at it. The entire 86 make up the newest group of Laurel High alumni. Valedictorian for the class of 2007 at Laurel High was Kate Downes, daughter of John and Debbie Pressley Downes. It seems only yesterday that many of us attended the graduation of John (we called him Johnny in those days) and Debbie from Laurel High. John’s parents are the late Lester Downes, well-known insurance

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Moments with Mike Virginia ‘Mike’ Barton man of Laurel and strong Bulldog supporter, and Thelma Downes, who taught many of our children in the elementary schools here. As I flipped through the pictorial review of the class of 2007, I had great memories of many parents and grandparents of some of the class members. Caitlin Dolby, who was not only a good student but an outstanding athlete, is the daughter of David and Sharon Dolby. Sharon is in the education field as a teacher and David, son of Dot and Harvey Lee Dolby, is a postal service employee. We could write a book on some of the stories pertaining to this young man who took his girls softball team to national honors. Ethan Calloway is the grandson of Mary Beth (quilter friend) and her eversmiling husband (who now raises buffalo). Meghan Eudy is the daughter of Richard and Susan Culver Eudy and granddaughter of John T. and Geraldine Culver. Abby Kee is the daughter of David and Janice Culver Kee. Ginger Queen is the daughter of Galen and Jillian Queen; Josh Lewis is the son of Julie Lewis and Bob Lewis; Samantha Oliphant is the daughter of Robert and Tammy Purpur Oliphant. Her grandparents are George and Colleen Ralph Purpur and Bob and Mrs. Oliphant. An elementary teacher of one of our sons, Mrs. Oliphant was never known in our home as anything other than Mrs. Oliphant. No first name, just Mrs. Oliphant. Actually her name is Lib. Each of these students has in some way played a role or added to the joys and memories of our lives. Many of us can look over the list of graduates and make connections for our own memory books. This is a new day for the newest group of alumni of Laurel High School. Whatever the path they choose to take in the future, we wish them well, success, and most importantly, God’s blessing. Look out world. Here comes the Class of 2007!

The annual business meeting of the Friends of the Laurel Library will be held Tuesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. in the community room of the library. This is an open meeting and welcomes anyone who wishes to attend. It would be of interest to come and learn of the Friends’ projects, which benefit our children — now and in the future — and which take place during the year at the library, summer and winter. Public support is needed to continue with projects to fund these programs Alan and Janet “Petie” Holloway recently visited Ernie and Etta Marine in Stuart, Fla. They all celebrated with a “grand affair” dinner for the 65th wedding anniversary of the Marines. Very special happy birthday wishes to one of my very favorite young lady friends, Insley Fowler, who will undoubtedly celebrate, in some way, her 20th year on June 19. Things and events seem to be winding down as summer is fast approaching. The Laurel Garden Club members held their last hurrah for the season at the home of Charles and Moggie Moyer last Sunday. The feast resembled a gourmet’s dream as everything including appetizers, salads, casseroles, fried chicken and luscious desserts arrayed the tables. They said hello to summer and good-bye to business affairs ‘til September. They also welcomed new members and told the green-thumb diehards to keep in practice all season. Margaret Coladonato and her sister Hanna Miller have recently returned from a visit to West Virginia where they enjoyed quality time with another sister, Tillie Moore, and her two daughters, Carol and Paula. Members of one of the town’s Red Hat Group, the Lunch Bunch, enjoyed their monthly breakfast and fellowship hour at Laurel’s Dutch Inn on Saturday, June 9. On Friday, June 15, they will celebrate with a luau at the home of the “queen,” Karen Hitch. Birthday girls this month are Mary Ann Smulski and Sara Ellis. Very special happy birthday wishes to two of my pals with whom I shared many



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working hours at Phillips Men’s Shop during the good old times in downtown Laurel. To Melvin Cordrey on June 16, I just say “keep it documented, Mel,” and to Joanne Mitchell on June 20, “keep on truckin’.” We’re concluding the season of the Laurel Historical Society, so please, if you are a member or considering joining this group, an open meeting will be held on June 21 at 7 p.m. at St. Philip’s Parish Hall. This is the annual business meeting for all to attend. Following the business at hand the fun begins as several of the town’s “grand dames” who have roots firmly implanted in Laurel will join in a round table discussion about what it was like growing up here in years gone by, what we wore, where we shopped, school events and even the naughty (?) things in which we indulged. To conclude what we hope will be a most entertaining and interesting evening, there will be light refreshments after which you can go home and dream about the good old days. We wish a speedy recovery to Mrs. Jennings Williams-Ruby, who has returned home from a brief stay in the hospital and is recuperating at her home on County Seat Highway. We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Jack Adkins, Robert Cecil Wilson Jr. and Steven Earl Richards. We continue with prayers for our service men and for those friends who are ill: Kathryn Russell, Derrick Henry, Martha Windsor, Ruby Williams, Jean Henry, Steve Trivits, Richard Cordrey, Hattie Puckham, Donald Layton Sr., Terry Layton, Jean Foskey and Blanche Elliott. Happy June birthday wishes to: Alvin Lutz and Paul Powell on June 15; George Church, June 16; Calvin Hearn, June 17; Catherine Boyce, Diane Hastings and Nancy Owens, June 18; Helen Whaley, June 19; and Kathleen Campbell, June 21. Happy Father’s Day to all you fellows out there who really deserve a special one. See you in the Stars.

In Loving Memory of

Helen A. Elliott Who passed away on June 16, 1996

Every road must have an ending, and from loved ones we must part. But the many cherished memories, will live forever in our hearts.

Sadly missed by

Daughters, Dolores Culver & Family Janet Kelley & Family

MORNING STAR ✳ JUNE 14 - 20, 2007


Walking for your heart Pro-consumer insurance B R legislation needs a boost I attended a Leadership Breakfast on June 7 at Trinity Transport, RYANT ICHARDSON Inc. The event was held to encourage support for the American Heart Last Year’s American Association “Start! Sussex County Heart Walk” scheduled for SaturHeart Association barbeday, Oct. 6, at Delaware Tech, cue even included a Georgetown. Speakers included Rob Book, dunking booth where Delaware Electric Cooperative, the managers and team Sussex County AHA Board Chair; Mary Merritt, AHA vice president leaders took turns. of the Delaware Market; Jeff Fried, Beebe Medical Center, Sussex and provides a fitness center that employCounty Start! Cause Sponsor; John Hollis, ees have access to 24 hours a day. Nemours Health and Prevention Services; “We are also in the process of adding a and Jeff Banning, Trinity Transport, Inc. wellness courtyard that includes a walking These leaders and many others are track, basketball court, and volleyball working to help the AHA increase funding court,” Banning said. “Our team members for research and education as a method of have organized their own softball, tennis, prevention in heart related illnesses. and volleyball teams, and we even offer Hollis outlined how Start! can help renutritional classes instructed by a dietiduce the threat of heart disease. Start! pro- cian. We are currently in the process of motes physical activities through workbecoming a Start! Fit-Friendly Company, place programs that can help employees and I have the greatest confidence in the reduce their risk for heart disease and impact it will make.” stroke, resulting in longer and healthier Banning said that over the past few lives. years, Team Trinity has organized silent When John Hollis is involved in a proj- auctions, dress down days, spirit weeks, ect, you know it will succeed. He has a 50/50 raffles, barbecues, and more to raise record of helping causes unmatched in the money for various causes. area. He inspires others toward success. Last Year’s American Heart AssociaJeff Banning spoke about how his busi- tion barbecue even included a dunking ness has been providing fitness initiatives booth where managers and team leaders for employees. took turns. “I’m sure that each of you know some“Get involved with the Association’s one or many with heart related problems Heart Walk and take advantage of the inthat have impacted each of you in some ternal fundraising ideas and challenges way,” Banning said. “Trinity is no differthat they create,” Banning urged. ent, and that is why our team members Banning summed it up by quoting, “We have chosen over the past few years to make a living by what we get, we make a champion this cause.” life by what we give.” Banning said Trinity offers a lunch More on the AHA next week. wagon service featuring salads and fruits,

By Matt Denn Delaware Insurance Commissioner

With just a few weeks left before they finish for the year, legislators in Dover have a number of opportunities to make insurance more affordable and fair for the people of Delaware. The bills in question are supported by many Republicans and Democrats, but whether they pass or fail this month is largely up to you. Several of these bills are opposed by the insurance industry, which is the biggest interest group in Dover with 28 registered lobbyists. To put that number in perspective, the entire oil industry in Delaware has four registered lobbyists. The state’s poultry industry has one. The insurance industry has 28. With that level of opposition to some of these pro-consumer bills, downstate legislators need to hear from the people of Delaware that insurance reform is a priority and that these bills should be passed. Across party lines, legislators listen to their constituents--which means that you can have a real impact on the fate of insurance reform this year. Here are the bills that need your support to change the way insurance companies do business: Senate Bill 6 would create a health insurance pool for small businesses and families. This pool would give families and small businesses many of the same advantages that large companies now receive when they buy health insurance. Together with funding proposed by the Governor, S.B. 6 would offer health coverage to more than 10,000 Delawareans within the first year after its passage, with lower costs or better benefits than they have now. In future years, the pool could be expanded to include tens of thousands of additional Delawareans. This bill could provide much-needed relief to many families and small businesses being pressed by spiraling health insurance rates, but it has been opposed by major health insurance companies. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 31 would restrict the use of credit scoring by auto and homeowner insurance companies in setting insurance rates. Currently, many insurance customers can see their premiums increase because of something that happens on their credit report – not just late payments, but even something like opening a new credit card

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Guest Column account. This legislation would prevent existing policyholders from having their auto or homeowner rates increase because of a change in their credit. Senate Bill 37 would allow the Delaware Department of Insurance to regulate health insurance rates. If this bill passes, health insurance companies would have to justify to the Insurance Department that the rates they want to charge are necessary and are not excessive. Otherwise, these companies can charge whatever they wish. Delaware is one of only ten states in America whose Insurance Departments do not have some oversight of health insurance rates for either families, small businesses, or both— it is time that we joined the rest of the country in addressing this issue. Senate Bill 58 aims to protect consumers from deceptive health coverage plans. Known as “discount medical plans,” these plans are often advertised on telephone poles or posters in stores or on the internet. Some plans are legitimate, but many seem like insurance when all they do is provide discounts to a limited number of doctors and for a limited number of services. People who are scammed by these plans currently have no recourse because the companies are not regulated. This bill would protect consumers from some of the abuses seen in these plans. House Bill 92 creates a process for hospitals and doctors to have their claims for payment by insurance companies be resolved quickly and with little cost, instead of going to court. The trouble that health care providers have getting paid by insurance companies is one of the factors driving up health care costs. As Insurance Commissioner, I hear every day from people who can’t find affordable health insurance, or who are using their savings to pay for their health coverage, or have seen their auto or home rates soar because of something on their credit report. These bills tackle those concerns head on and would make Delaware a leader in addressing insurance issues. But they won’t happen this year unless legislators’ phones start ringing and their mailboxes start filling up.

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Seven-Day forecast for Western Sussex County Thursday



Tides Sunday




High 2:08 p 3:02 p 3:54 p 4:45 p 5:34 p 6:24 p 7:13 p

Low 8:33 p 9:27 p 10:21 p 11:14 p —12:53 p 1:39 p

Sharptown, MD Shown is Thursday’s weather. High Low High Temperatures are Thursday’s highs Day and Thursday night’s lows. Thurs. 4:59 a 11:36 a 5:27 p Fri. 5:53 a 12:28 p 6:21 p Sat. 6:46 a 12:20 a 7:13 p Sun. 7:36 a 1:14 a 8:04 p Mon. 8:26 a 2:07 a 8:53 p Tues. 9:13 a 3:00 a 9:43 p Wed. 10:00 a 3:55 a 10:32 p

Low 11:26 p —1:20 p 2:10 p 2:59 p 3:46 p 4:32 p

Clouds and sun

Partly sunny

Partly sunny

Sunshine mixing with some clouds

Humid with plenty of sunshine

Mostly cloudy and humid

Not as warm with thunderstorms








Almanac Statistics through Tuesday June 12 at Georgetown, Delaware



High for the week . . . . . . . . . . . Low for the week . . . . . . . . . . . Normal high . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Normal low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Average temperature . . . . . . . .

. 94° . 53° . 80° . 58° 71.9°

Total for the week . . . . . . . . . . 0.11” Total for the month . . . . . . . . . . 1.60” Normal for the month . . . . . . . . 1.31” Total for the year . . . . . . . . . . 16.49”

Smyrna 73/56 Dover 69/56

Apogee and Perigee

Date June 24 July 9 July 22 August 3

Time 10:26 a.m. 5:39 p.m. 4:44 a.m. 7:53 p.m.

Apogee Perigee Apogee Perigee

Date August 18 August 30 September 15 September 27

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Rise .5:37 a.m. .5:37 a.m. .5:37 a.m. .5:37 a.m. .5:38 a.m. .5:38 a.m. .5:38 a.m.

New June 14

Harrington 72/56

Time 11:29 p.m. 8:14 p.m. 5:07 p.m. 9:54 p.m.

Milford 72/56 Greenwood 72/55

Lewes 70/55

Bridgeville 73/53

Sun and Moon Sun Thursday . Friday . . . . Saturday . . Sunday . . . Monday . . Tuesday . . Wednesday

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Set .8:28 p.m. .8:28 p.m. .8:29 p.m. .8:29 p.m. .8:29 p.m. .8:30 p.m. .8:30 p.m.

Day Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed.

High 1:40 a 2:34 a 3:27 a 4:17 a 5:07 a 5:54 a 6:41 a

Low 8:43 a 9:35 a 10:27 a 11:17 a 12:06 p 12:07 a 1:02 a

Vienna, MD

The moon, and its relative distance to the Earth, affects tides on a monthly basis. When the moon is farthest from the Earth (apogee), tides of decreased range or currents of decreased speed occur. When the moon is closest to the Earth (perigee), the occurrence of increased range or currents of speed is more prevalent.

Apogee Perigee Apogee Perigee

Nanticoke River Roaring Point, MD

Moon Rise Thursday . . . .4:38 a.m. Friday . . . . . . .5:38 a.m. Saturday . . . . .6:46 a.m. Sunday . . . . . .7:57 a.m. Monday . . . . .9:07 a.m. Tuesday . . . .10:15 a.m. Wednesday . .11:18 a.m.

First June 22

Set . .8:35 p.m. . .9:37 p.m. .10:27 p.m. .11:06 p.m. .11:38 p.m. . . . . . .none .12:04 a.m.

Full June 30

SEAFORD 73/53 Blades 73/53

Rehoboth Beach 70/55 Georgetown 71/55 Concord 73/54 Laurel 73/53 Delmar 72/53

Millsboro 71/55

Bethany Beach 70/55 Fenwick Island 70/56

Last July 7


High 4:21 a 5:15 a 6:08 a 6:58 a 7:48 a 8:35 a 9:22 a

Low 10:58 a 11:50 a 12:42 p 12:36 a 1:29 a 2:22 a 3:17 a

High 4:49 p 5:43 p 6:35 p 7:26 p 8:15 p 9:05 p 9:54 p

Low 10:48 p 11:42 p —1:32 p 2:21 p 3:08 p 3:54 p

Rehoboth Beach Day High Low High Low Thurs. 6:28 a 12:40 a 7:02 p 12:26 p Fri. 7:22 a 1:32 a 7:55 p 1:17 p Sat. 8:14 a 2:23 a 8:46 p 2:09 p Sun. 9:06 a 3:12 a 9:36 p 3:00 p Mon. 9:56 a 4:02 a 10:24 p 3:51 p Tues. 10:46 a 4:50 a 11:11 p 4:45 p Wed. 11:36 a 5:38 a 11:57 p 5:40 p

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