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NEWS HEADLINES JULY 4TH COMING - The town of Laurel is getting ready for its annual celebration. Page 4 CLUB IN FULL SWING - Boys and Girls Club welcomes area children. Page 5 PATRIOTS - The Post 6 Sussex West Patriots move to 2-1 with a win last Tuesday before dropping both ends of a doubleheader Saturday night. Page 41 ALL-STARS - It’s soon Little League all-star time and only the Star has the Delaware District III and Maryland District 8 all-star schedules. Pages 41 and 46. BLUE-GOLD FOOTBALL - The 51st annual Blue-Gold all-star football game kicks off this Saturday at the University of Delaware. Page 46 ROOM MAKEOVER - Tour the Star’s 10thanniversary room makeover. Page 28 and 29 OPEN HOUSES - The selection of homes is wide ranging. Visit them on Sunday. Pages 10, 11


INSIDE THE STAR © Behind Page One . .3 Business . . . . . . . . .6 Bulletin Board . . . .20 Church . . . . . . . . .24 Classifieds . . . . . .32 Crossword . . . . . . .21 Education . . . . . . .30 Entertainment . . . .22 Gourmet . . . . . . . .51 Health . . . . . . . . . .37 Letters . . . . . . . . . .53 Lynn Parks . . . . . .19 Mike Barton . . . . . .49 Movies . . . . . . . . . . .7

Obituaries . . . . . . .26

New librarian Harriet Jarosh, far right, stops by for a visit with new drama club at Laurel Pubic Library Monday evening. With her is children’s librarian Becky Norton. Photo by Pat Murphy

In coming to Laurel, the new librarian is returning to roots By Pat Murphy The search for a new librarian for the Laurel Public Library is over, and commissioners only had to go two blocks to find her. Harriet S. Jarosh lives in the Villas in Laurel townhouse community on Broad Creek. The

Laurel native moved back to Laurel in February after leaving here more than 55 years ago when she was in the sixth grade. A search for a librarian had been on for several months. Former librarian Tamatha Lambert resigned after her husband was transferred.

“We are delighted to have her as our new library director,” said Ed Ralph, president of the library commission. “She has all of the educational and professional experience we could hope for and a background in Laurel. We are Continued on page 12

Ron MacArthur . . .54

Budget is twice last year’s, but contains no tax increase

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By Tony E. Windsor

Opinion . . . . . . . . .54 Pat Murphy . . . . . .52 People . . . . . . . . . .50 Police . . . . . . . . . .21

Sports . . . . . . . . . .41 Todd Crofford . . . .25 Tony Windsor . . . .15 Tides/Weather . . . .55

Laurel Mayor John Shwed told the town council when he introduced the budget two weeks ago that, although every citizen in the community may not be happy with every part of a new proposed $12.5 million operational budget, he is confident that the document is fair and fiscally responsible. Prior to announcing the overview of the 2006-2007 town budget, Shwed

said that because he and members of the council are taxpayers, they will also be affected by the budget. However, he said the “cornerstone philosophy” of the budget involves seeking new sources of revenue through planned development. The budget, which the council approved by unanimous vote Monday night, is almost twice last year’s budget of $6.5 million and has no planned increases in property taxes. Shwed said

“moderate” increases in user fees and some transferring of funds from accounts developed through real estate transfer taxes and water reserve funds will help to make for a balanced budget. Some of the areas where revenues made positive changes or were adjusted to balance the budget include: • Real estate transfer taxes increased from a forecasted $100,000 to Continued on page 13

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State veterans commission will oversee home for vets By Ronald MacArthur The fight over who will oversee the new 150-bed veterans home in Milford appears to be over. Last Thursday, the Delaware Senate voted to give the Commission on Veterans Affairs oversight, which is what veterans groups in the state wanted. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner said she will sign the legislation (House Bill 335) which will set aside an executive order she issued last year that gave control of the veterans home to the Delaware Secretary of State. HB 335 will allow the veterans commission to write the regulations, policies and rules for the facility. The facility is expected to be completed in December and should start accepting veterans in the spring of 2007. Veterans lobbied hard in the legislature for the home to be “veterans taking care of veterans.” The home will be run by a professional administrator with oversight from the 15-member veterans commission. CLEARED OF CHARGES - Retired Col. Aaron Chaffinch and the Delaware State Police were cleared of sex discrimination charges on June 14 in federal court. The charges were filed by Capt. Barbara Conley who claimed she was overlooked for promotion twice based on her gender. A jury of five women and three men in the Wilmington court did not agree. BAD ACCOUNTING - It comes as no surprise that the Christian School District violated accounting and record-keeping

BEHIND PAGE ONE practices failing to document the transfer of millions of dollars, according to a report released by the state auditor. Although state auditor Tom Wagner could not determine if the action was intentional or not, it prevented the district from knowing how much money it had and how much was being spent and where it was being spent. He is not sure if the district will face any penalty. The Delaware General Assembly recently acted to loan the financially-strapped district up to $20 million. The district’s deficits stands at $12 million currently and is anticipated to escalate to more than $25 million next year if significant cuts are not made. It also comes as no surprise that state legislators are rushing to put in bills this session that would add more oversight into school finances requiring more reporting to the state. CREW ERRORS - Most of the blame for the crash of a $175 million newly-modernized C-5 cargo plane on April 3 just short of the runway at Dover Air Force Base has been placed on the crew, according to a report released by Air Force investigators. The accident investigation board’s findings listed a series of pilot and

Meeting planned on Nanticoke River issues On Thursday, June 29, the Delmarva Water Transport Committee, along with the Sussex County Economic Development Office, will have a meeting concerning the Nanticoke River and issues addressing recreational and commercial use, dredging and the future of the river. The meeting will be at the Blades Fire Department, 200 East 5th St., Blades, from 7 to 9 p.m. Brief presentations will be made from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, DNREC, Sussex County Economic development and Delmarva Water transport Committee on each organizations purpose in relation to the Nanticoke River. For further information, contact the Delmarva Water Transport Committee office at 410-742-9559 or email

Mansion will be open for tours before concert The Ross Mansion will be open for tours preceding the Chesapeake brass Band concert on Saturday, July 8. The concert to be held on the Ross Mansion lawn is sponsored by the city of Seaford and is free. The mansion tours are free to Seaford Historical Society members, or $3 per person to non-members. The tours start at 1 p.m. The last tour is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. to permit concert attendance at 5:30 p.m.

Nanticoke Auxiliary schedules benefit book fair Nanticoke Health Service Auxiliary will be sponsoring a book fair by “Ultimate Book Fairs” at the hospital main lobby in Seaford on Thursday, June 29, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, June 30, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a selection of books, computer software, music, toys and gifts at wholesale prices. Cash, credit cards, personal checks and payroll deduction available to employees with I.D. badge.

Participants needed for July 4th talent contest Plans are well under way for the Laurel July 4th Celebration scheduled for Tuesday, July 4. Sponsors and vendors are needed as well as participants in the 4th of July Talent Contest. Forms are available at the Laurel Chamber of Commerce, Bev’s Specs, the Laurel Library and Laurel Petroleum. The deadline to enter is June 26. Competition will take place in three age groups - 12 and under, 13-18 and 21 and over. For more information, contact Bob Jones at 875-7767. For information about the celebration, contact the chamber office at 875-9319.

crew mistakes that allowed for the plane to come in too low and slow with incorrect flap settings while making an emergency landing that is practiced routinely by crews at the base. All of the 17 crew members aboard the plane survived the earlymorning crash. The board concluded that the plane could have landed safely if the pilot had used all three engines (one of the three working engines was shut down), selected other landing routes or set the plane’s flaps to the proper settings.

MINIMUM WAGE HIKE - The state’s minimum wage looks like it will be climbing $1 over the next two years. If legislation that is supported by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner passes (and it is expected to pass), the minimum wage would go from its current $6.15 to $6.85 in 2007 and $7.15 in 2008. The minimum wage for people who work for tips would remain the same at $2.23 per hour. The federal minimum wage is $5.15 an hour.



✳ JUNE 22 - 28, 2006

Laurel will be the place in Sussex County to see fireworks on July 4th By Lynn R. Parks The decision by the Dagsboro Church of God not to hold its annual July 4th “Celebration of Our Nation” this year means that Laurel’s annual Independence Day celebration will be the only July 4th event in Sussex County, away from beach towns. “We are definitely expecting more people for the fireworks,” said Bev Arciuolo, president of the Laurel Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the event. “Last year, Salisbury did not hold its July 4th celebration and we had a big influx of people at the fireworks.” The festival’s annual fireworks show will start at around 9 p.m., near downtown along the banks of Broad Creek. Until then, the day will include the traditional Red, White and Blue Parade, car and motorcycle shows, entertainment, food and craft vendors. New this year will be several entertainers in the field north of Broad Creek, where the carnival will be set up. A Punch and Judy puppet show will be presented four times throughout the day. “That is not something you see often,” said Arciuolo. In addition, clown duo Side by Side as well as Lollipop the Clown will be enter-

taining the crowds in the carnival grounds. In another switch from last year, the parade will start at 9 a.m. instead of at 10:30 a.m. “We are trying to get through it before it gets too hot,” said Arciuolo. The parade typically lasts two hours. The parade will march along Central Avenue, south to north. The theme for this year’s parade is “honoring America’s heroes.” To sign up to participate, call Arciuolo, 875-8303, by June 28. Opening the festival will be a prayer breakfast at Centenary United Methodist Church, starting at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance through the chamber. For information, call the chamber office, 875-9319. Much of the entertainment will take place in Laurel’s downtown park. Entertainers will include Jerry Jones, the Jones Boys and Pink Grass, an all-woman bluegrass band. The Humanaires will round out the entertainment, singing from 7 p.m. until about 30 minutes before the start of the fireworks. Also on the stage will be the popular watermelon seed spitting contest, where area politicians spit seeds for distance. The contest will get under way at 2:45 p.m. “The politicians come with all their fanfare, and it is always fun to watch

The town of Laurel is getting ready for the 13th annual Independence Day celebration planned for Tuesday, July 4, in the downtown area. The first sign that something is in the wind is the presence of U.S. flags all over town. Photo by Ron MacArthur

them,” said Arciuolo. “They make quite a production of it.” Another popular festival tradition, the talent show, will also be at the stage, starting at 3 p.m. For information, call the chamber office, 875-9319. Applications for the talent show are available through Arciuolo and at the Laurel Public Library. The car show will be held in the area of Laureltowne from 9 a.m. to noon. A

motorcycle show will be set up in the parking lot across from Wilmington Trust, beginning at 10 a.m. The carnival will operate Saturday through Tuesday. Sunday is armband day, meaning that children will be able to ride all the rides for one price. Proceeds from the carnival will benefit the chamber. As they did last year, members of the Nanticoke nation will perform throughout the festival area.

Six candidates are vying for Laurel town manager By Lynn R. Parks The Laurel Town Council and its personnel committee have narrowed the 28 applicants for town manager down to about a half dozen. Mayor John Shwed said Monday that the town council has issued invitations to those remaining candidates to be interviewed by the council. “We hope to do those interviews during July,” Shwed said. Even so, he would not promise that selection of a town manager will be com-

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nesses thrive and make money by offering a quality product that does a good job and by giving good advice,” Windsor said. Delmarva Soap and Powerwash Sales opened in its new location in May on U.S. Rt. 13 north, in Laurel, across from the Food Lion Shopping Center.

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Two Laurel businessmen are cleaning up Delmarva. Treg Burris and Matt Windsor, both graduates of Laurel High School and both power wash business owners, joined forces 1-1/2 years ago to form Delmarva Soap and Powerwash Sales. Not all water, soap and suds, these two young men are more than froth. Friends for more than 15 years, Burris and Windsor saw a unique opportunity to put friendship and experience to work. According to the pair, a local established power wash sales business closed due to retirement. Windsor was a customer and knew with this closing the market would be wide open. Burris, owner of Delmarva Powerwash, and Windsor ,owner of Eastern Shore Powerwash, have a combined 28 years of industry experience. Said Burris, “We are the only business of this type in the Laurel, Seaford, Bridgeville vicinity. We were able to put years of experience together to fill the gap in an under-served market.” Since opening, Delmarva Soap and Powerwash has reached customers as far north as Newark and as far west as Cambridge, Md. According to Burris, from their home businesses they were selling chemicals and smaller equipment while power washing year around. Today, they continue to maintain individual power wash businesses while merging the retail sales focus. The main business focus is industrial sales by targeting contractors. Today, Delmarva Soap and Powerwash Sales provides services to homeowners, businesses and powerwash contractors. Their products are used in restaurants, on truck fleets, roofs, concrete, bricks, decks, awnings, and residential and commercial buildings. Equipment costs vary and can run from $500 to $10,000, depending on the product and the job. Over the last year, the team has seen a steady and gradual increase in sales, and in An Independent Agent

Laurel businessmen Treg Burris and Matt Windsor, both graduates of Laurel High School and both power wash business owners, joined forces to form Delmarva Soap and Powerwash Sales. Photo by Pat Murphy

lieu of today’s rising costs, they have experienced minimal increases in product costs. In addition to power wash equipment, they also sell parts and cleaning solutions. “We are different because of our services; product support is part of what we offer,” Burris said. Windsor and Burris offer service on equipment, repairs, parts sales, delivery and pickup, as well as education. For Burris and Windsor training with wholesalers on new products and techniques is ongoing. They pass this on to their customers. “People starting new powerwash businesses come in for our products and services. We give advice to new business startups,” Windsor said. “If you don’t use the right chemical or don’t know what product to use, or are without effective equipment, you can cause damage. Everybody that leaves here, I explain how to use products, what not to do, what to do, and what you can and can’t use it on,” Windsor said. The story doesn’t end here for this ambitious team. Soon they will be expanding their product line to include wet/dry vacuums, air compressors, and water treatment



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Town resident complains about water meters, trash By Tony E. Windsor For a second time in several months, a Laurel resident has challenged the town’s equity in how it is enforcing water meter billing. Mary Ann Rivas appeared before the Laurel Town Council during its Monday, June 19, meeting. She asked the council if there had been any decision regarding her previous allegations that by forcing her and others in her neighborhood to pay water fees based on water meter readings, the town is “discriminating.” Mayor John Shwed told Rivas that the town is continuing its plan to install water meters throughout the town, including a 2007 budget that has been approved to include funds to enable the town to install 60 more meters in residences next year. Rivas expressed her frustration at Shwed’s comments, saying that the town’s process of implementing water meter readings in the town is “not equitable.” She said, “That’s all fine and dandy, but it is not fair that someone living a few blocks from me can run their water sprinkler 24 [hours a day], seven [days a week] and only pay the same flat rate, while I have to pay extra if I run over the allotted amount of water. It is not equitable and I do not believe it is legal. You are discriminating by singling out people when you have some on water meters and some not.” Laurel town attorney James Waehler was in attendance at the meeting and was called on by Shwed to respond to Rivas’ allegations. Waehler said the town is not discriminating in its process of installing water meters. He said the town is acting in a “good faith” process to have water meters installed townwide in the next few years. “The town has a process in the works and is doing this in a systematic way,” he said. “This process is in the works and the town is working in good faith. I can certainly understand your concerns, but the town has monetary restraints and cannot install all of the water meters at once. The town is doing the water meter installations methodically and is not discriminating. If I felt there was discrimination I would say so.” Rivas was not convinced by Waehler’s comments and contended that the town was acting discriminately in its process of installing water meters. She said the town should not begin charging water meter fees until all of the meters are installed. “None of you on this council have water meters,” she said. “You can water your lawn 24, 7 and pay the same flat rate. Don’t tell me that it is right. With all due respect sir, I do not believe you when you say the town is not discriminating.” Rivas said she could not be convinced that the water meter issue was a fair issue, so she was “better to just go on.” She then switched topics and expressed her concern about litter in the town. “Laurel could be the poster town for

litter,” she said. “The streets in parts of this town are filthy. My lawn looks like a landfill every single day,” she said. Rivas said trash blows throughout the streets from people who throw it on the ground, or those residents who do not keep the lids on their trash receptacles. Public Works director, Woody Vickers, said his employees do the best they can to keep up with the trash situation, but he has to be made aware that there are problems. “We try to clean up any areas if we are aware there is a problem,” he said. “We have been down to Ms. Rivas’ area and cleaned up when she has made a complaint. As we learn of problems, we address them.” Rivas suggested that the town post scheduled “No Parking” signs along some streets in the town to enable the street sweeper to have full access to the street during cleaning. Waehler said in order to post the “No Parking” signs the town would most likely need to draft a new ordinance to enable the police department to enforce monetary penalties for anyone violating the signs. Shwed thanked Rivas fir her suggestions and asked Vickers, Code Enforcement Officer Paul Frick and Police Chief Jamie Wilson to look into the consideration of implementing the “No Parking” signs for designated hours along some of the streets in the town.

More than 100 children signed up for summer reading program Laurel Public Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program is off to a good start. More than 100 children from pre-k through sixth grades signed up to read books and earn prizes on the very first day. Signups will continue throughout the summer. On Wednesday, June 28, at 2 p.m., the library’s teen advisory board will host a Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales Book Festival. Children in grades 1-6 are invited to spend the afternoon playing games and making crafts based on classic children’s books, such as “Misty of Chincoteague,” “Charlotte’s Web” and the “Velveteen Rabbit.” The following week, on Wednesday, July 5, at 2 p.m., children of all ages are invited to a special storytelling event with Michael Foriesteri. Regular weekly programs include

Teens have reading club too Area teens are invited to be part of the Laurel Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program in which nine teen readers will win a limo ride to Barnes and Noble in Salisbury to spend a $25 gift certificate. Upcoming teen programs include a Nightlife@ the library program on Friday, July 7, from 7-9 p.m. Teens who are participating in the Teen Summer Reading Program are invited to watch a

movie, eat and have fun. Weekly teen summer reading programs include a storyteller’s club on Mondays at 7 p.m. and AnythingGoes at 8 p.m., a Teen Book Club with no assigned readings. For more information about the Laurel Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program, stop by the library, call 875-3184, or look on the Web site

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preschool storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., and OK BookTime at 2 p.m., which is a special story program for children who are entering first through sixth grades that includes stories, games and projects. In addition, the Library’s Acting Club is each Monday at 6 p.m., where independent readers will have opportunities to perform in skits, Reader’s Theater and even a play. Students who are entering sixtheighth grade can find fun and friends at the Library’s TweenTime on Thursdays from 1:30-4:30 p.m., which includes a Craft Club, a Book Club and a Games Club. Tweens can attend any or all of these programs. For details, stop by the new building, call the library at 875-3184 or look on the Web site www.laurel.lib.

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Nick Horsey is a study in concentration as he works on a computer in the lab at the Boys and Girls Club in Laurel. Photo by Ronald MacArthur

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who are succeeding in school can serve as mentors. The club also has fun activities for the children. Each week’s activities center on a theme: last week’s was “Aloha,” with lessons about Hawaii and, on Friday, a trip to the beach. This week, the theme is “Exploring Your Mind”; the week will conclude with a trip to the Salisbury Zoo. Other themes include “Wet and Wild,” during which children will learn about water through play with water balloons, sand art and bubbles and visit the water park at Killens Pond State Park; Stars and Stripes, which will close with a barbecue for families; and Olympics, during which the children will study different nations and, on Friday, compete in a World Cup-like soccer tournament. “We try to make this a lot of fun,” said Otwell. “All of our educational lessons are hands-on, so they might not even know they are learning.” Cost for participation ranges from $75 a week to $115 a week, depending on family income. The club accepts Purchase of Care payments; for parents who don’t quality for that federal program but still have trouble paying the fee, “we will work with them,” Otwell said. “Our program keeps kids busy all day long,” Otwell added. “They can be with their friends during the summer and have a lot of fun. Plus they can learn during the summer, to help them next year in school.” For additional information, call Otwell at 875-1200.

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By Lynn R. Parks For the first summer in its sixyear history, the Boys and Girls Club in Laurel is air conditioned. That, said program director Chris Otwell, is making a huge difference for the 60 children enrolled in the club’s programs. “Last year, our gym could get over 100 degrees,” he said. “This year, it is very comfortable in here.” The club is housed in the 90year-old Laurel Armory. Otwell said that continued improvements to the facility have put it in “very good condition.” “We have done a lot of work here, including making it handicapped-accessible, fixing up the bathrooms, even fixing leaks in the roof,” he said. Even so, fewer than half of the children the club is permitted to have are enrolled in its summer program, which started last week. The club is allowed to have 128 children, age 5 through 12, in the facility. “We have everything here you need to sign up your children,” Otwell said. “You can come in and have your children start that same day.” The club opens at 7 a.m. and remains open until 6 p.m. From 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., children have free time. “They can read, or just talk to their friends, or play board games, or play in the gym,” Otwell said. The rest of the day, the club has structured activities for the children. Those include math and language arts lessons - children who need help get help, children

Nanticoke firsthand. There’s a family sense of belonging. People genuinely want to help and do their best. I get a great feeling being a part of it. The Auxiliary, through volunteers, has raised

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Librarian, who will start today, says the new library building is ‘gorgeous’ Continued from page 1

looking foreword to working with her; she is already a part of the community.” Jarosh, who starts work at the library today, received her bachelor of science degree in library science from Simmons College, Boston, in 1961 and a Master’s of Library Science (MLS) from Villanova University, Villanova Pa., in 1971. She has also taken continuing education courses sponsored by the Pennsylvania Library Association and State Library of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Library Association, American Library Association, Public Library Association and the Church and Synagogue Library Association. She was cataloger for the Newtown Free Library from 1960 to 1964, head of technical services for the Chester County Library from 1965 to 1969, director of the Downingtown Public Library from 1969 to 1975, and director of the Malvern Public Library from 1984 to 1994. From 1994 to 2005, she served as collection development librarian in Exton, Pa. After moving to Laurel in February, she took a job as assistant director at the Georgetown Public Library. Jarosh is also a very involved community person. A member of the American Association of University Women from

1965 to the present, she has served two terms as president and vice president on the state board as international relations representative and also as state membership vice president Other civic interests for Jarosh include the West Chester Recycling Center, where she was president and treasurer, the Malvern Business and Professional Association, the Kiwanis Club of Great Valley, the League of Women Voters and the St. Francis of the Fields Episcopal Church, Malvern, where she was librarian. She was also involved for many years in parent teachers associations. Jarosh’s parents were John and Catherine Hitchens Stallings. John, who worked for the Marvil Package Company in Laurel, was transferred to Williamsport, Pa., then to Boston, where his daughter graduated from Needham High School. After John passed away in 1981, Catherine married Dr. Robert Marvil and they lived in Lewes. They had grown up together in Laurel on 6th Street. “I have a lot of memories of Laurel,” said Jarosh. “Dad was on the school board for six years, Mom was a teacher and class advisor and I have always kept up with Laurel, especially with relatives still here,” said Jarosh. Jarosh said it was getting more and more crowded in West Chester, Pa., where she was living. She loved the beach but

did not enjoy driving there in the traffic. She looked for someplace in the Milford area before she saw an advertisement for the Villas in Laurel, constructed by Randy Radish. She knew the Radish family. “I looked at [the community] and liked it right away,” she said. “Just five years ago I would not have thought about coming back here. It’s a small world.” Jarosh learned about the open position at the Laurel library from Laurel banker Kay Murphy. “I was enjoying my position in Georgetown and only the possibility of working in Laurel makes me consider leaving,” she said. Jarosh added that she likes the new facility in Laurel. “The new library is gorgeous. They did a nice job of laying it out and it will be very nice to work in.” Jarosh’s plans include getting reacquainted with her community and finding out what its residents expect from the library. Jarosh said she has a very caring staff and Mary Brittingham, assistant librarian, is going to be a big help. “She knows everybody,” she added. “The fact that my office is in the back means all you have to do is ask for me,” she added.

WELCOME, VISITORS! The new Laurel and Welcome banners are out throughout the town of Laurel, just in time for the July 4th celebration. Photo by Ronald MacArthur


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Water and sewer rates and trash collection fees to go up Continued from page 1

$200,000 • Property taxes forecasted at $645,000, actually were $700,000, based on $3 million in new property assessments. • The town transferred $298,147 from accumulated transfer tax funds and $105,048 from accumulated water reserve funds • Base water rates will increase for all customers from $30.80 to $33.88 per billing period • Sewer rates will increase from $67.26 to $79.37 per billing period • Trash fees will increase from $30 to $35 to cover vendor cost increases • A new Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU) reservation fee of $200 per EDU will be initiated to help new developments that have yet to be completed share in the costs of maintaining and enhancing the town’s infrastructure. This, according to Councilman Donald Phillips, a member of the town’s Budget Committee, is a means to assure residential and commercial developers who are planning building projects in the town that when projects are completed there will be available capacity at the town’s wastewater treatment plant. “We want to make sure that new development helps pay for the costs that will occur as the town expands, including infrastructure enhancements, and not put this burden on the backs of the existing citizens who are already paying their fair share,” Phillips said. Overall, Shwed said the increase in user fees such as water and sewer fees amounts to about a 15-percent hike, something he and members of the council feel is “not too far out of line.” The budget also reflects capital projects totaling about $8.6 million, but these projects are kept separate from the regular operational portion of the budget. Projects will only be allowed to progress as funds actually become available, to diminish opportunities for the creation of unnecessary deficits. The budget also reflects new operational expenses including: • Two new police officers • Three additional staff necessary for the Public Works Department as the new wastewater treatment plant is completed • $85,000 in process and odor control chemicals at the treatment plant

‘We need to find additional revenue sources because no amount of tax increases will ever be enough to cover costs of infrastructure needs.’ Mayor John Shwed

• $60,000 to continue installation of water meters throughout the town • $18,000 for water tank maintenance • $15,000 to upgrade the computer system in the Code Department to assure it is integrated with the computer systems of all other town departments • A three-percent increase for all town employees • $24,000 grant to the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department (the request from the LVFD was $30,000) • $5,000 grant to the Laurel Historical Society (actual grant request was $10,000) • $1,000 grant to the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club’s Laurel site (request was $1,000) The budget will also address opportunities to continue replacing and repairing antiquated and deteriorating water shut-off valves and fire hydrants in key areas of the community. Shwed said the town faces “multi-millions of dollars” in maintenance costs due to a failure to stay current on infrastructure needs over the years. “We need to find additional revenue sources because no amount of tax increases will ever be enough to cover costs of infrastructure needs,” he said. “Maintenance has been postponed too long and we are probably five to 15 years overdue in addressing antiquated infrastructure in some areas of the town. So, we will continue to seek support from sources such as state and county governments, but will also expect developers seeking to build in Laurel to help pay the costs.” The budget was approved in a first reading during the Monday, June 5, workshop meeting of town council. It is expected to be adopted during a second reading scheduled for the Monday, June 19 council meeting. Highlights of the proposed budget are available at the town of Laurel’s Web site,


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Invista set to discover ‘the next new nylon’ By Lynn R. Parks With the opening of its new research and development center in Newark on Monday, Invista is set to discover “the next new nylon,” said Roger Ramseyer, director of public affairs for the Wichitabased company. “Monday was an exciting day for the company,” he said. “Innovation is the thing that got the Seaford [DuPont] site started in 1939 and innovation is the key to our future success. Our new research and development center is the first part of our plan to keep us in front of market demand.” Invista, the company that was spun off from DuPont and then sold to Koch Industries in 2004, operates the plant that DuPont built in Seaford in 1939, which was the first nylon plant in the world. The facility still produces nylon fiber. The bulk of its production, about 55 percent, is of fiber for Stainmaster carpet. The fiber is given its color through a chemical process in the plant, said plant manager Gary Knight. “We have just short of 300 colors we can do,” he said. The plant is the sole source for nylon fiber that is combined with cotton fiber to make uniforms for the U.S. Army and chemical-resistant clothing for the U.S. military. It also makes fiber for tennis ball and pool table coverings, as well as fiber used in conveyor belts in paper manufacturing. The polymer made at the plant goes into molded plastics and an anti-static fiber for carpet. All of the products manufactured at the plant are made from petroleum derivatives, which means that as the price of oil goes up, so goes the cost of doing business. That, said Ramseyer, is “one of the biggest challenges we face.” Even so, Knight is optimistic about the future of the Seaford site. “We make a valuable product here for Invista, and we

Facts about Invista * The company is one of the world’s largest integrated fibers and polymers businesses. * Its headquarters are in Wichita, Kansas. * In addition to the United States, Canada and Mexico, it has plants in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore. * It is owned by Koch Industries, also based in Wichita. Koch, a privately-held company, employs 80,000 people and has facilities in 50 countries. * Invista has about 17,000 employees, making it the second-largest division owned by Koch Industries. Georgia Pacific is the largest. * Invista is made up of five divisions: apparel (making products such as Lycra and Coolmax), interiors (carpets and bedding), performance fibers (airbags, military uniforms), polymers and resins (plastic bottles, molded plastic) and intermediates (creating base ingredients from raw materials). The Seaford plant makes products for all divisions except intermediates.

have tremendous employees,” he said. The plant employs 500 and also has 350 workers hired through contractors. The average length of employment for plant employees is 27 years, said Renee Phillips, human resources manager. Some employees are third-generation, meaning that their parents as well as their grandparents worked in the plant. The plant is also set to hire nearly 70 hourly-wage employees, some of whom will replace contract workers. Applications are available through the state Department of Labor, Georgetown. It is with the plant’s employees that its future lies, said Knight. “We are focusing the efforts of every single employee on creating more value in what they are doing,” he said. “Our goal is to have 800 people thinking like principal entrepreneurs, working better every day.” Knight is also confident about the site itself, which to the casual observer might look like it hasn’t changed much in more From left: Invista director of public affairs Roger Ramseyer, plant manager Gary than 60 years. “Our facility is not as old as Knight and Renee Phillips, human resources manager. it might seem,” he said. “We have new technology and have invested in new equipment. If we were making nylon the way they did in 1939, we wouldn’t still be here.” Despite his confidence, Knight understands that there is some apprehension in the community about the future of the plant. Many people in western Sussex County remember the plant’s heyday, in the mid1960s to 1970s, when it employed more than 4,000 people. In a step toward reassuring people about the plant’s viability, Knight said that Invista hopes to have “a more productive role” GET A in the community. In a HIGH YIELD step in that direction, the Seaford plant is a FOR A lead sponsor of this year’s Riverfest, SHORT Seaford’s annual festiTERM. val celebrating the Nanticoke River. “We recognize our responsibility in that AND GET A STRONG PREDICTIBLE RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT. area,” Knight said. “After getting the plant to the efficiency that it has to be, hopefully some of our enWith these rates, your money works as hard as ergy can be invested you do. And when you maintain $2,500 in your CD, in the community.” you’ll receive free Custom Checking, with free online “For so many 302.436.8236 • 410.651.2400 • 757.787.4111 Bill Pay. years, DuPont was a or visit us online at good corporate citizen here,” added Ramsey*The Annual Percentage Yield is current as of 6/1/06 and subject to change at any time. er. “Being a good The 13-month CD has a $1,000 minimum opening deposit. Penalty imposed for early withdrawal. member of the community is important to Mercantile | A family of community banks serving us.” Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania | Member FDIC




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Theft, even of pickle loaf, is looked on with displeasure I guess the older I get the more I realize that I grew up in a differONY INDSOR ent era; much different from today’s. I never thought about it, All eyes fell on me because it was only about 40 years ago. I always thought my immediately. I was greatly mother and father and their parents truly grew up in “a different persecuted over the era,” but not me. Oh sure, there was the outalleged theft of the pickle house and no running hot water or loaf lunch meat. air conditioning. There was also the black and white television my yard and extended areas. It was with only one channel. something akin to house arrest. But these were things that I grew up But, there were also the exchanges in with and never knew as being anything services that went on between families in unusual. It is all I knew. my Richardson Avenue neighborhood. But, I think the thing that I really find separates my days as a child from today’s For instance, we went to one of our neighbor’s homes across the field, “Miss lifestyle was the closeness of our neighDot’s,” and got rainwater from her inborhood. It was almost intrusive, actualdoor cistern, as well as bought fresh ly. eggs. We used the rainwater mostly for Let me take that back, it was intrumaking coffee because Dad felt it made sive. the best tasting coffee. Everybody in our neighborhood knew We actually continued this when we each other’s most intimate activities. The moved to a new home in Marion Station worst of it was that what they did not a number of years later. Dad bought a know for sure, I think they made up. You have to remember, there was only large plastic trash can and put it under the rain gutter of the house to catch fresh one station on the television and most rainwater for coffee. people in my neighborhood were lucky Another of our next door neighbors, to even have a television, so entertain“Miss Addie,” had no refrigerator; she ment was in great demand. only had a box with a block of ice. She Little went on with me and my brothwould bring her lunch meat and a few ers that was not monitored and immediother items that needed to be kept cold ately reported to my parents by neighover to put in our refrigerator and then bors situated within window’s view of come back as she needed to use the food.



Miss Addie would also come over at night and sit with my grandmother in the guise of keeping her company. I am not sure that was the actual intent as Miss Addie would routinely fall asleep sitting in the chair next to Grandmom within the first few minutes of arriving. Grandmom, who was blinded by eye tumors, knew when Miss Addie fell asleep because she could hear her snoring. But, like clockwork, Miss Addie would come back to visit Grandmom the next night and share with her how she had not gotten any sleep the night before. I do recall that a major testing of the friendship bond between neighbors came when Miss Addie came over to retrieve her pickle loaf lunch meat from our refrigerator to make a sandwich for lunch. The pickle loaf was missing and a grand inquisition ensued. What today seems like a minor issue took on massive emotional frustrations. My older brother, Tommy, only ate bologna and hated the thought of any meat that would contains bits of pickles and who knows what else. My younger brother, Jeff, was not even eating solid food at that point. To make matters worse, my mother was acutely aware that I absolutely loved pickle loaf lunchmeat.

So, suffice to say, all eyes fell on me immediately. I was greatly persecuted over the alleged theft of the pickle loaf lunch meat. So great was the circumstantial evidence against me, that I even started thinking that I possibly stole the pickle loaf in my sleep. I think Mom bought Miss Addie another package of pickle loaf and made great apologies I am sure about the “greedy little heathen” who could not respect the sanctity of someone else’s pickle loaf. It was a very emotional experience for me, realizing that there was no way to prove my innocence. Back in those days there was no such thing as DNA testing. However, just a few days later I received my relief when, while cleaning and defrosting the refrigerator, Mom pulled out one of the meat trays and down in the lower rear part of the refrigerator was Miss Addie’s missing package of pickle loaf. There is little more satisfying than the attention and adoration you received once you have been wrongly accused by your elders of a wrongdoing. It was more than worth the emotional strain of being wrongly accused.

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Crafts, computers at the Summer Fun Club The Summer Fun Club at the Boys and Girls Club in Laurel is under way. (See story, page 9.) Left, Shirleshia Leonard, left, and Lisa Conklin are proud to show off the new bookmarks that they made during an arts and crafts session. Top, Jyla Mumford, left, and Antishea Jones finish their bookmarks. Right, staff member Brian Daisey helps Lisa Conklin on the computer lab. The club has several openings for children age 5 through 12.

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The senior center plans activities to close June The exercise room at the Laurel Senior Center is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Every Tuesday and Thursday, quilters meet at the club at 8 a.m. Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m. The senior center has planned the following activities: Thursday, June 22 - 9 a.m., exercise; 10 a.m., visiting Bridgeville Senior Center. Friday, June 23 - 9:30 a.m., trip to Wal-Mart.; 12:30 p.m., bingo. Monday, June 26 - 9:30 a.m., trip to Wal-Mart; 12:30 p.m., Super Market sweep. Tuesday, June 27 - 9 a.m., exercise; 10 a.m., visitors from Bridgeville Senior Center. Wednesday, June 28 - A day in Ocean City; 10:30 a.m., hymn sing; 11 a.m., Bible study. Thursday, June 29 - 9 a.m., exercise; 10 a.m., vegetable bingo (bring a can of veggies); 12:30 p.m., birthday party. Friday, June 30 - 9:30 a.m., Wal-Mart; 12:30 p.m., homemade ice cream day.

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TORCH RUNNER OF THE YEAR - Cpl. Adam Wright of Seaford, and a member of the Delaware State Police, along with Jonathan Stoklosa of Newark, Delaware Special Olympics Athlete of the Year, light the cauldron on June 9 to officially open the Summer Special Olympics Games in Newark. Wright, assigned to Troop 5, was selected as the Delaware Law Enforcement Torch Runner of the Year.

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FLAG DAY - Several local Scouts that participated in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery Flag Day Ceremony on June 14, in Millsboro. The ceremony was presented by Grande Voiture DU Delaware 40 &8. The participants were as follows: Cub Scouts Pack 90, Laurel — Tyler Montgomery, Nicholas Jones and Hunter Carey. Cub Scouts Pack 186, Milford — David Baker. Cub Scouts Pack 381, Seaford — Troy Paulson, Noah Shapely and Wyatt Barnes. Boy Scouts Troop 249, Seaford — Matthew Zoller, David Hignutt. Girl Scout Brownies Troop 597, Seaford — Brooke Ward, Kara Hignutt, Emily Cutshaw and Abigail Phillips. Girl Scout Brownies Troop 1243, Laurel — Megan Montgomery. 40 & 8 veterans — Don E. White Jr., John A. Endres and Danny Seeman.

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✳ JUNE 22 - 28, 2006


The end of the Eagles and whatever happened to Nick Testa? Eagles finish their run with a 244-251 record and bring professional baseball to the area By Mike Lambert The entire Eastern Shore Baseball League would fold after the conclusion of the 1949 playoffs. This meant that the Seaford Eagles had played their last game in the professional class “D” minor league. The Eagles offered a lot of fun and excitement for the town of Seaford during those four years (1946-1949) that the baseball club operated. Even though the Eagles time was short-lived, the team was successful in many ways and completed their run with a 244-251 won-loss record, including winning a league championship in 1947. The local fans did a great job of supporting their team, and had a four year attendance total of over 170,000. Those fans were privileged to see many past and future major league ballplayers in action at the Seaford ballpark, either playing for the home team or as a visiting opponent. Eagles alumni Joe Becker, Henry Schmulbach, Harry Seibold, Nick Testa, John Andre and Duke Markell all played in the major leagues at one time or another. Andre won 36 games in his two years pitching for the Eagles, while Markell threw 34 victories during his 2-1/2 seasons in Seaford. One very interesting note about this franchise is the number of local heroes who came along during those years. Danny Slaysman, George Mlyczek and Al Deluca each remained in Seaford after their baseball careers ended. George McPhail and Dick Townsend from the Eastern Shore of Maryland also remained on Delmarva for the rest of their lives. If there were a Seaford Eagles “Hall of Fame,” these five men would be charter members for sure. And if you ever had the privilege of knowing Al DeLuca - then

you know exactly what I mean. Throughout the almost 20 years that I have spent researching the Seaford Eagles, interviewing former players and collecting Eastern Shore League memorabilia, there is one question that Nick Testa in 1947 playing I am asked for the Seaford Eagles. the most “whatever happened to Nick Testa?” Nick Testa played for the 1947 Eagles championship team and moved on to another league the following year; but apparently he was much loved and never forgotten by the Seaford fans. Beginning his career in 1946, Testa played baseball in the minor leagues until 1961, with the exception of 1958 when he was a player/coach in the major leagues with the San Francisco Giants. Testa then went on to play professional baseball in Japan for the Tokyo Orions for the 1962 season, returning to the states to play two additional years in the minor leagues. It was around this time that Testa began his teaching and coaching career at

In a turnaround, Delmarva Power plans rate decrease Under two recent filings with the Delaware Public Service Commission, electricity rates for the average Delmarva Power customer in Delaware will decrease on July 1, pending the Commission’s approval of the filings. The rate changes are being made to both transmission and distribution charges. Transmission rates cover the costs that Delmarva Power and retail suppliers pay to PJM, operator of the region’s power grid that transmits highvoltage power to Delaware customers. Distribution rates pay for Delmarva Power’s costs for delivering power to the individual customer. The rate changes result in a total bill decrease of about 3.1 percent, or $4.55 a month, for the typical non space-heating residential customer using 1000 kilowatt

hours of electricity a month. Electricity rates for the average commercial and industrial customer also are decreasing on July 1 because of these rate changes. As with all rate changes, the impact will vary among customers, depending on individual electricity usage. “During these times of rising energy prices, we’re pleased to have some relatively good news for our electric customers in Delaware,” said Gary Stockbridge, president of Delmarva Power. The rate decreases are not related to the significant increase that Delmarva Power customers in Delaware experienced on May 1, 2006 when a seven-year ratefreeze ended and supply rates were reset at current market prices.

Lehman College in New York, while continuing to play professionally for five more years in Canada during his summer breaks. After that, Testa played semi-pro baseball until he was 65 years old. Before his baseball cain 1958 for the Gireer would Playing ants. end, Testa would play organized baseball in over nine countries. After retiring from teaching in 1987, Testa worked as a fitness coach and batting practice pitcher for the New York Yankees for many years and still works for the Yankees on occasion. I spoke with Nick recently and asked him what he remembered the most about

Seaford. He told me that his fondest memories are how great the people of Seaford treated him all year and also how well his family was treated when they visited him here. The 1947 season was Testa’s first full-year away from playing in 1962 for the home and his And Tokyo Orions. fondest memories of Seaford do not involve winning the league championship, but of the people who accepted him as one of their own. For me, this is the legacy of the Seaford Eagles Baseball Club. E-mail questions or comments to

PNC Bank is the #1 Small Business Lender and #1 SBA Lender. We lent more dollars to small businesses in Delaware than any other bank.* With credit decisions on PNC Bank business loans in one business day or less1 and a wide range of loan solutions, including SBA loans, PNC Bank makes it possible for you to get the capital you need. Having the #1 bank for small business lending serve your business. Easy as PNC.∑ Milford Dana Bijj VP Business Banking 119 South Walnut Street 302-422-1008

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✳ JUNE 22 - 28, 2006


Welcoming swallows, again, to the front porch Once upon a time, when the world was a different place and we YNN ARKS had young children in our home, a pair of barn swallows built a nest We did not notice the mud above our front door. Engaged in keeping a home and construction at first; by raising young ourselves, my husthe time I realized that the band and I didn’t have the heart to cats were unusually intertear down the nest. So we locked ested in the front porch the front door and watched the swallows’ progress through the din- and looked out to see what was going on, the ing room window. nest was well under way. Barn swallows’ nests are made with mud and are lined with grass and feathers. They are conical the Gulf of Mexico and in the Caribbean. shaped — really half a cone, as they are The next summer, swallows once more built on a wall — and are about 5 inches fluttered into the front porch. This time, wide at the top. To someone who has no we discouraged them. Memories of the knowledge of the principals of construcmess that they had made the summer betion, they look like engineering marvels. fore — any person who has ever changed That summer, Mr. and Mrs. Swallow a diaper can imagine the collection that six (despite the fact that they lived in our hatchlings left on our porch floor — were home, we never learned their first names) stronger than any romantic notions we had had six babies. They spent their days feedabout setting up a home and raising young. ing the babies and their nights resting on But this summer, more than a dozen nails that we had hammered into the porch years later, we once again have a swalposts earlier that year and were intended low’s nest on our front porch. We did not for hanging baskets. The nest, with six banotice the mud construction at first; by the bies, was too small for the parents. time I realized that the cats were unusually All six hatchlings survived babyhood interested in the front porch and looked and one day, all six finally left the nest. out to see what was going on, the nest was But they all returned that night, squeezing well under way. Looking at motherhood into a place that was far too small for six through older eyes, I once again could not adults. Once again, the parents took up bring myself to destroy what the parents their perches on the nails. had already built. Finally, at the end of summer, the famiSo we have locked the front door. Visily left the front porch and headed south. tors are directed to the back door; the Barn swallows spend their winters along



“Meet Your Realtor...” Karen Hamilton, REALTOR Office 302-628-8500, Ext. 115 • Direct 302-629-9423 Cell 302-542-5627 Karen, who describes herself as a “Dupont Brat”, a lifelong Sussex County resident, is the eldest of 4 daughters of Jim and Rose Gardner. Graduating from Seaford High School in 1980, Karen has stayed in touch and active with many members of her class, both friends and teachers. She is happily married to Clayton “Frank” Hamilton and together they have 2 children, a daughter Casey, a Senior, and a son, Josh, an 8th grade Middle School student. Karen has been selling Real Estate full-time for the last 4 years. Prior to her Real Estate life, she was involved for over 15 years in Client Relations and E-Commerce in the Fulfillment Industry. It is this past life that Karen believes gave her the skills to communicate, negotiate and better serve her loyal customer base. Though, totally committed to serving her customers, Karen will be the first to let you know the importance of her family life. By being a good Mom and solid partner to her husband, Karen firmly believes this balance enables her to enjoy and find further success in her growing real estate business. The Hamiltons spend hours with the Nanticoke Little League, Middle School Band Boosters, Student Government projects, and then the golf course, if there is any time left over. Karen serves on the Board of Directors at Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc., a distinction she earned in her very first year with the company. She is also a member of the Sussex County Association of REALTORS, Delaware Association of REALTORS, National Association of REALTORS, and has the SRES designation. The Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation signifies that Karen has the knowledge and continuing education credits to specifically serve the needs of our senior citizens in all aspects of buying and selling real estate. If you have lived here a lifetime, or are starting a new journey, why not contact someone who has a true passion for her career and the desire to make your dreams come true. Karen works at the RT. 13 branch office and can be reached at 302-628-8500 ext. 115, directly at 302-629-9423, or her cell phone at 302542-5627.

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toads along that path are not frightened by humans. The swallow babies hatched about a week ago; I can see six (I think) heads poking above the edge of the nest, six wide-open mouths whenever a parent flies nearby. Their calls to be fed recently attracted a black snake to our front porch. I, drawn by the nervous chirps of the parents to look out the window, spotted the snake; my husband, wearing thick protective gloves, carted it, still hungry, back to the edge of our lot. I have not seen it since. I suppose it has found sustenance in the back yard, invading nests that we aren’t so quick to protect.

The baby swallows, saved from the snake, are growing quickly — soon, they will be flying off. My natural history book does not say what the life span of a barn swallow is. So we wonder if this pair is the same pair that nested here so many summers ago. Or is one of today’s parents descended from that pair? Again, they are reluctant to divulge personal details. It doesn’t matter. Whoever they are, whatever their ancestry, we will watch their family grow and will cheer when they all learn to fly. And when they leave, we will clean up their mess. It is nice, once again, to have young about the house.

Grants available for habitat programs The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Delaware Estuary Watershed Grants Program, is accepting applications for grants of up to $50,000 to community organizations, educational groups and state and local governments. A total of $800,000 will be awarded for community or locally-based programs or projects that restore important habitats and living resources within the Delaware Estuary Watershed. An advisory team of state and federal agency experts will be looking for projects that seek to enhance the estuary by: • Restoring important fish and wildlife habitat; • Developing measures to restore natu-

rally functioning shoreline and coastal habitats; • Restoring fish passage or support removal of barriers to fish passage; • Enhancing or restoring shellfish; • Restoring habitat for horseshoe crabs and shorebirds and/or other special status species as identified by state or federal agencies; • Supporting watershed-based planning; • Promoting hands-on educational activities and stewardship activities. Applications must be postmarked by Monday, July 17. Applications and details are available at delaware_guidelines.cfm. For details, call 302-739-9949.



✳ JUNE 22 - 28, 2006

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD BENEFIT EVENTS CONCERT FOR NANTICOKE SR. CENTER Gospel concert, Saturday, June 24, 6 p.m., St. John’s U.M. Church, Seaford, sponsored by the Country Gospel Music Association to benefit the building fund of the Nanticoke Senior Center. Free admission; offering will be taken. Phone Jerry Jones, 629-9689.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD BENEFIT CONCERT Tickets are on sale for the July 4th Lynyrd Skynyrd benefit concert at Perdue Stadium, Salisbury. Proceeds will benefit the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Fireworks will follow. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For information, phone 410219-3112.

SUPPORT THE JULY 4TH FIREWORKS The 4th of July Laurel fireworks celebration fund raising is taking place. All contributions should be mailed to: Laurel Fireworks Celebration, PO Box 934, Laurel, DE 19956.

BINGO FOR THE NEW BUILDING Bingo, Friday, July 21, 6 p.m., American Legion Post 28, Rt. 24, Oak Orchard, $12. Sponsored by the Indian River Senior Center. Proceeds benefit the building fund. Light refreshments will be served.

CONCERT FOR BUILDING FUND Gospel concert to benefit the Nanticoke Senior Center building fund, Sunday, July 16, 2 to 4 p.m. Blades Fire Hall. Free-will offering and refreshments. Phone 629-9794 or 629-4236.

BASKET TO BENEFIT LITTLE LEAGUE Nanticoke Little League has a Longaberger Knick Knack Basket for sale. The cost is $55 and contains baseball tacks as well as a blue/yellow stripe around the top of the basket. All proceeds benefit Nanticoke Little League. For more information, contact Heather Byrd at 6295400 or 875-2947.


Submit Bulletin Board items by Friday at noon. E-mail: Mail: 628 West Stein Highway, Seaford, DE 19973 Items appear in both the Seaford and Laurel Stars. Mail to: Star Newspapers PO Box 1000 Seaford, DE 19973 dinners, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bethel Church community house, west of Seaford, north Oak Grove Road. Carry outs only and tickets only. Deadline for tickets June 19. Donations to Bethel Community House Building Fund. Delivery will be provided for businesses if necessary. For tickets call 629-7117 or 410-754-8681.

MELSON’S ICE CREAM SOCIAL Melson’s United Methodist Church ice cream social, Melson’s Road, Delmar, Md., Saturday, June 24, 2 p.m. Oyster sandwiches, hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken salad, potato salad, homemade ice cream.

BREAKFAST IN BLADES The Auxiliary of the Blades Volunteer Fire Company will be serving an all-you-can-eat breakfast on July 2, at the fire house on the corner of 5th and Cannon streets, Blades. They will serve from 8 a.m. till 11 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, and $3 for children, 10 years and under. The menu consists of all breakfast foods. The breakfast takes place the first Sunday of each month at the Blades Volunteer Fire Company Hall. Questions, call 629-4896.

MEETINGS NEW TOPS GROUP FORMS TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight loss support group, meets Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, contact Jean Davis at 410-883-3407.


AARP driver safety course for people 50 and over, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, June 26 and 27, Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The two-day program, sponsored by the American Association for Retired persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 629-8081. The cost is $10.

Sweet Adelines is inviting ladies interested in learning to sing four part acappella harmony to practice sessions at the Church of the Nazarene (next to the Sussex Guide) on U.S. 13 in Seaford, every Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information contact Kim Disharoon at 349-9652.


The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month, at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford. This month will be July 6.

Laurel Senior Center AARP defensive driving course for beginners, July 12, 13. Cost $10. Call 875-2536 to sign up.

OSTEO ARTHRITIS TALK “Don’t Let Osteo Arthritis of the Knee Become a Pain.” Dr. Choy will be at the Laurel Senior Center at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, to talk about signs, symptoms, causes and up to date treatment information. Open to the public and free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.

FOOD BETHEL CHURCH CHICKEN DINNERS On Friday, June 23, barbecue Eming’s chicken

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH Seaford Neighborhood Watch meeting, Monday, June 25, 7 p.m., Seaford Mission. Phone 6281908 for more information.


SUSSEX LADIES AUXILIARY Sussex County Volunteer Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliaries Association meeting Wednesday, July 19, at the Ellendale firehouse. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with the business meeting to follow. Call Crystal J. Chaffinch at 629-6904 for more information.

REUNIONS WOODBRIDGE CLASS OF 1976 A planning meeting for the Woodbridge High School Class of ’76 30-year reunion, Monday, July 3, at 7 p.m., at the home of Leslie (Smith)

Greenlee. Call Dottie (Breeding) Bauguess at 629-9792, or Carol (Lockerman) Johnson at 349-5195 for information. All class members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

WOODBRIDGE CLASS OF 1986 Woodbridge High School Class of 1986 20-year class reunion at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Suicide Bridge Restaurant in Hurlock, Md., on the air-conditioned “Choptank River Queen,” a reproduction of an authentic 80-foot turn-ofthe-century river boat. There will be a sit-down dinner with a menu of shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, and prime rib or stuffed chicken breast. Cocktails by cash bar. Cost will be $60 per person or $120 per couple. Dress is casual. Mail checks no later than July 15 to: Woodbridge High School Class of 1986, c/o Rhonda VanVorst, 1150 Hickman Road, Greenwood, DE, 19950. Call Russ Carlisle (302-228-9145); or Rhonda VanVorst (Green) (302-245-6546).

SPECIAL EVENTS BIKER SUNDAY SERVICE Sunday, June 25, Bayshore Community Church, Gumboro, Biker Sunday service at 11 a.m.; arrive early to register for door prizes, lunch and bike blessing after the service, with a special area for bike parking. Call 629-9004 for more information.

LT. GOVERNOR’S CHALLENGE LAP Lt. Governor’s Challenge Lap, Dover International Speedway, Wednesday, June 28, noon. Parking is in the back of the speedway and enter at

the start-finish line on the south side. For more information, phone 302-577-8787.

NANTICOKE AUXILIARY BOOK FAIR Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary book fair, Thursday, June 29, Friday, June 30, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nanticoke Memorial Hospital lobby. Selection of books, computer software, music toys and gifts.

ART SHOW IN LEWES 40th annual art show, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Women, Lewes, Saturday, July 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch, raffles and music. More than 100 artists and artisans will be taking part. Phone 645-8423 for more information.

LAUREL’S JULY 4TH CELEBRATION 12th annual Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration, Tuesday, July 4, Laurel. Events all day concluding including the Red, White and Blue Parade, talent show, vendors, entertainment, food, watermelon seed spitting contest, rides and ending with fireworks. Contact the Laurel Chamber of Commerce at 875-9319.

LEWES ANTIQUE SHOW 48th annual Lewes Antique Show and Sale sponsored by Bethel United Methodist Church, 4th and Market streets, Lewes, July 6, 7, and 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dealers will be selling dolls and jewelry, silver and glassware to furniture. There will be decorator and collector items as well as a curiosity shop. The hall is air conditioned and handicap accessible. Lunch will be available. Admission is $4 per person. Call 6459426.

HEBRON VOLUNTEER FIREMEN’S CARNIVAL June 28, 29, 30 July 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15


Bring the Family - Enjoy the Rides • Bingo • Ferris Wheel • Merry-Go-Round •Take a Chance to Win Prizes Including a $10,000 Cash Jackpot!!!

RIDE ALL RIDES ALL NIGHT FOR $10 Oyster Sandwiches, Homemade Crab Cakes, Soft Crabs, Hamburgers, Fries, Cotton Candy, Ice Cream, Funnel Cakes Food Booths Open at 6:30 PM Rides Start at 7:15 PM



✳ JUNE 22 - 28, 2006


Georgetown’s Summer Festival takes place in North Bedford Street Park It’s time once again for the Greater Georgetown Chamber

of Commerce’s Summer Festival at the North Bedford Street

Park, June 26-30, 6-9 p.m. There will be entertainment, refreshments and children’s games each night of the week. This community event is intended to bring the local busiety. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of rain, the concert will be at the nesses together with the residents of Georgetown. Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. There will also be tours of the mansion Again this year is a 50/50 provided by the historical society until drawing to benefit First State 4:30 p.m. (tours are free to members). Force. Stop by the chamber gazebo for information about

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD LUNCH CRUISE Suicide Bridge luncheon cruise, Tuesday, July 11, sponsored by the Laurel Senior Center. Call 875-2536 for more information.

NANTICOKE RIVERFEST 12th annual Nanticoke Riverfest in downtown Seaford, Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15. Entertainment, food, carnival, children’s activities, float-in, mayor’s challenge, car and motorcycle shows, vendors and more. Headliner concert on Friday night is the Funsters. Contact the city of Seaford at 629-9173.

CONCERT AT ROSS MANSION Chesapeake Brass Band concert, free, Gov. Ross Mansion lawn, Saturday, July 8, 5:30 p.m., sponsored by city of Seaford and Seaford Historical Soci-


this drawing and about the festival. Monday night starts with country music, featuring the Jones Boys and DJ Wade Perdue. Tuesday is Kids’ Night, sponsored by the town of Georgetown, with First State Force and Josh the Magician. Wednesday night, Nanticoke Indian Dance Troupe, Stix Chicks and Native American Story

Teller will entertain the crowd. Thursday, The Cruzers will perform. Also, the Georgetown Public Library will host a 5K walk/run. Friday night, The Night Life will complete the week along with Georgetown musician Patrick Varine. For more information, contact the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce at 8561544.

Christ U.M. Church in Laurel will sponsor a trip to the Phillies-Braves game on Saturday, July 22, at 1 p.m. The cost is $45 including the bus and ticket. For more information, phone 8754233.

SENIOR CENTER TRIP Nanticoke Senior Center trip to Three Little Bakers for “The Sound of Music,” Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $60 for members and $65 for non-members. Call 629-4939.

P OLICE J OURNAL Delmar company hit with DNREC secretary’s order Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary John A. Hughes has issued a notice of administrative penalty assessment and secretary’s order to P&A LLC (Maryland) for violation of Delaware’s regulations governing the control of air pollution. The order includes a cash penalty of $5,250 and an additional $1,804 as cost recovery reimbursement to the department for expenses associated with its investigation. P&A LLC (Maryland) produces hot mix asphalt at its facility located at 36393 Sussex Highway in Delmar, Del. Emissions from the manufacturing process include sulfur oxides (SOx) and carbon monoxide (CO) from combustion occurring in their rotary drum dryer. A review of the facility’s records during an inspection by the department showed that the company neglected to have a burner tune-up performed on its rotary drum dryer burner within three weeks of plant startup following its annual shutdown in February 2004. In addition, the company failed to conduct an annual EPA Method 9 visible emissions test for calendar year 2004. For a “hot mix” asphalt plant, these tune-up and testing requirements are intended to prevent serious and visible air pollution problems, according to the secretary. P&A LLC (Maryland) was

found in violation of Delaware’s air regulations and its operating permit for failing to perform the burner tune-up and EPA emissions test within the required timeframes. The company has 30 days to request a public hearing.

Homicide suspect arrested in the area The Delaware State Police with the assistance of the FBI have apprehended a Philadelphia man who was wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred in Philadelphia on Sunday, March 5, 2006. The suspect was apprehended this morning at a residence in Fairway Village condominiums located off of Rt. 1. Troy Headen, 20, of Ogden Street in Philadelphia, was charged with being a fugitive from another state. Headen was arraigned at Court 3 and waived extradition. Headen was then committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution without bond pending his return to Philadelphia. According to Cpl. Jeffry C. Oldham, public information officer, state police established surveillance of a residence after obtaining information that the suspect was possibly staying there with a relative. A search warrant of the residence was obtained and members of the state police Special Operations Response Team (SORT) executed the search warrant at approximately 11 a.m., June 16. Upon entering the home, Headen was located in the living room and was taken into custody without incident.

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✳ JUNE 22 - 28, 2006

ENTERTAINMENT Chicken Festival crowd could top 20,000 in Snow Hill ■ Delmarva Chicken Festival, June 23 and 24, Snow Hill, Md. Family preview night, Thursday, June 22, 5 to 10 p.m. Phone 1800-878-2449. Free admission and free parking. (

The Delmarva Chicken Festival, a tradition on the Delmarva Peninsula since 1948, will open for its 57th run on Friday, June 23, in Snow Hill, Md. An estimated 20,000 visitors are expected to join in the two-day celebration of Delmarva’s chicken industry that runs through Saturday, June 24. The 2006 festival marks the event’s first visit to the town of Snow Hill and the seventh time it has been held in Maryland’s Worcester County. Festivities will take place in Byrd Park located along the Pocomoke River in downtown Snow Hill. The festival will open to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday when a home and trade show, arts and crafts show, carnival and all food concessions get underway. Official opening ceremonies featuring Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and other state,

Possums offering camps for children Possum Point Players (PPP) is inviting children entering grades two through five to join their Drama Camp. For the first time, PPP has expanded this program to be a full-day program running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for one week, from June 26-30. Helen Barlow is returning as director of the summer program at Possums. Barlow has an extensive background in the theatre, as a director, instructor and performer. The Drama Camp is the first of two summer programs held at the theatre. The focus of the two summer programs centers on elements of theatre. Participants in the Drama Camp are younger, and will learn basics such as how to focus and concentrate, as well as working on acting, vocal work, and other age-appropriate activities. The 2006 Drama Camp will have a “western” theme, and the performance at the end of the week is titled “Small Tall Tales.” This gives the parents an opportunity to see what their children have learned, and gives the children the chance to perform live on stage - a new experience for many. The second summer program is Possum’s Theatre Academy, geared toward older kids in grades five through 10. That program will take place from July 31 to Aug. 4. Registration is now open, but space is limited. The enrollment fee is $150 for both the Children’s Drama Camp and the Theatre Academy. Contact the Possum Point Players at 856-4560 for further information, or to request a registration form.

local and poultry industry dignitaries are set for 11 a.m. on Friday. Invited guests will arrive at the festival grounds aboard the paddleboat, Miss Rai, and will be followed by a parade of private watercraft. Activities will continue until 9 p.m. on Friday evening when the festivities close with a spectacular fireworks display. Festival grounds will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday and remain open until 9 p.m. Saturday evening. Throughout the festival there will be continuous entertainment for all ages. Friday’s line-up will include music by the Backfin Banjo Band, Jay Smar, the Swing City Band and Kindred Spirits, along with gospel music performances by Vision, God’s Country Crossroads and When You Believe. Children’s activities will feature Happy and Clarabelle the clowns, horse and pony rides, baby chicks, juggling demonstrations, and children’s games and competitions. Activities will resume on Saturday at 9 a.m., when the carnival, exhibits and food concessions reopen. There will be registration for a Big Wheel competition, trial runs for a mini grand prix, a horseshoe tournament, and Chicken Capers, a series of fun-filled competitions including a chicken scratch, spoon race and egg toss. Saturday’s entertainment will be performed by The Last Resort, the Tombstone Posse, the Children’s Theater of Delmarva, Divided Highway, Delmarvalous Blue Grass, the Jazz Guys and Todd Crosby and Dawn Ovando. The Eastern Shore’s Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Salt Water Cowboys will close out the event on Saturday evening with a two-hour performance set for 7 p.m. Other Saturday activities will include motorcycle “chicken runs,” a custom car and truck show, a mini grand prix, a skid steer rodeo, and free paddleboat rides on the river. Throughout the festival, Delmarva’s giant 10-foot fry pan will be in operation cooking, several tons of fried chicken. The festival menu will also include chicken served in a variety of ways. French fries, funnel cakes, ice cream, kettle korn, peanuts, homemade desserts, fresh squeezed fruit drinks, and Pepsi products. Chickens of another variety will be found in a collection of painted and decorated roosters that will be on display on the festival grounds. The 31 birds were crafted by Snow Hill artists and auctioned at a May event sponsored by the Snow Hill Alliance for Responsible Planning (SHARP). Admission to the festival is free and plenty of parking with free shuttle service to the festival grounds will be available at the state highway administration complex (on the north end of town) and at Snow Hill Elementary and Middle Schools (on the south end of town). Watch for highway directional signs.


Events for children are important part of schedule ■ 12th annual Nanticoke Riverfest, July 14 and 15, downtown Seaford. Events start at 5 p.m. on Friday night and continue all day Saturday. Website: or call 6299173.

Children will have plenty to do during the 12th annual Nanticoke Riverfest - on land on the water. They can take part in the annual Nanticoke Float-In and cool off from the summer heat, or they can take part in a variety of events and activities planned for young people. “Tugging on the Nanticoke” will take place in downtown Seaford on Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15, The carnival, which has been moved to the lot behind Seaford City Hall on Market Street, actually opens before Riverfest gets under way. Hours are Thursday, July 13, 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday, July 14, 5 to 11 p.m.; and Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The float-in takes place on Saturday, July 15, and is open to families (children under the age of 16 must wear a lifejacket). Registration takes place at Benz Urology on U.S. 13 (the launch site) starting around 9:30 a.m. The cost is $1 and all participants must sign a waiver. A limited number of tubes and lifejackets will be available. The float starts around 10:30 a.m. The Riverfest Committee will also have carnival games of its own in place on Friday night (5 to 8 p.m.) and all day Saturday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) near the main stage area at Mt. Olivet Church on Church Street on Friday and then move to Gateway Park on Saturday. The cost will be $1 per game. Co-chair Amy Walls said that there will be “plenty of winners.” A schedule of children’s activities will take place in the area around Gateway Park on Saturday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Side by Side clowns will perform every half hour on the stage at the park, the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club will do face painting and the Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation will have free-throw shooting, football tossing and fly casting contests. The Youth Fishing Tournament starts at noon on the Nanticoke Riverwalk on Saturday, July 15. The tournament is open to youth ages 3 and above. Prizes will be awarded in three age groups. Participants should furnish their own rods (although a limited amount will be available) and bait will be provided. Volunteers will also be available to help youngsters who have not fished before. All participants should be accompanied by an adult. The Hoober Tractor Pull starts at 2 p.m. with competition for youth in five age groups including 5-6; 7-9; 10-11; and 12-13. Registration on Saturday, July 15, is $5 and every participant will receive a prize with a special award going to the winner in each division. Members of the Woodbridge Future Farmers of America (FFA) will coordinate the contest. The Seaford Kiwanis Club will have an inflatable water slide set up for children (for a nominal fee) and Popeye will be keeping an eye out on the activities. Mike Covey’s duck train will be providing rides all day on Saturday. The Little Miss and Miss Riverfest Pageant will take place on Friday, July 14, starting at 6 p.m. in the Mt. Olivet stage area. The Little Miss category is open to girls ages 3 through 6 and the Junior Miss is open to girls ages 7 through 10. Applications and more information is available at Seaford City Hall, 414 High St., Seaford, or by calling 629-9173 or online at The deadline to enter is June 30. This year’s pageant is limited to 25 participants.

Seaford hosting Chesapeake Brass Band on July 8 The city of Seaford will host the Chesapeake Brass Band in a concert at the Gov. Ross Mansion in Seaford, on Saturday, July 8 at 5:30 p.m. Formed in 1996, the Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band is comprised of amateur and professional musicians from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. The band performs a varied repertoire of contemporary and traditional brass band music throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The public is invited to view this free performance on the lawn of the Gov. Ross Mansion. Chairs will not be provided and visitors are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for casual seating. The event is sponsored by the city of Seaford and the Seaford Historical Society. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club. Call Amy Walls at 629-9173.


✳ JUNE 22 - 28, 2006


Music group performing benefit for Nanticoke Senior Center ■ Seaford Chapter of the Country Gospel Music Association benefit concert for the Nanticoke Senior Center building fund, Saturday, June 24, 6 p.m., St. John’s U.M. Church, Seaford.

The Seaford Chapter of the Country Gospel Music Association has taken on the job of helping to raise funds for the Nanticoke Senior Center in Seaford. They will be hosting a Benefit Concert for the Senior Center building fund on Saturday, June 24, in the sanctuary at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford, at 6 p.m.

The emcee for the event will be Jennifer Burke, DJ for WOLC Joy 102.5 FM radio. The line-up for the concert will include award winning artists from the association who have donated their time and talent to help the elderly. The artists will include Tony Crowe, 2003, ’04, ’05, fulltime male vocalist, and 2005 International Male Vocalist, from Kenton, Ohio; Jerry Jones, 2004 and 2005 Eastern U.S. Male Vocalist and Songwriter and 2005 International Songwriter; Laura Mitchell, 2004 and 2005 nominee, Female Vocalist and Songwriter; Kathy Wright, 2004 New Female Vocalist, 2005 Bilingual Artist; “Re-

vived,” popular Southern Gospel Quartet, and C. Bud Scott, 2004 and 2005 nominee, Eastern U.S. Male Vocalist and Songwriter. This will be the second yearly fundraising event taken on by the chapter. In November of 2005 a benefit was held which raised over $5,000 to purchase a special bed for a local child with cerebral palsy. The chapter directors, Jeannie and Jerry Jones, held up plans for the chapter, which include bi-monthly Jamborees held at different locations in the area, in addition to having their own Gospel Music Ministry. They were appointed directors of

the chapter in 2004 by the president of the Country Gospel Music Association, Billy Hale. The association headquarters is located in Branson, Mo., and has more than 6,000 members worldwide. They support “Country Music That Honors Christ.” The seniors are in need of a new location, and have plans for a new building. There is no admission charge. A love offering will be taken. All proceeds will go to their building fund. If anyone needs further information, or would like to make a donation, call Jerry or Jeannie Jones at 629-9689 or the Nanticoke Senior Center at 629-4940.

Artists will take to open air to paint this week in the resort area Not only will Rehoboth Beach be the scene of the first-ever Paint-Out event June 23-25 in Delaware, but the closing party, open to the public, will provide a chance for art lovers and collectors to admire and perhaps purchase works from about 30 talented outdoor painters - with their paintings all inspired by the sights of Rehoboth Beach. The inaugural Rehoboth Beach Paint Out-2006, sponsored by Community Bank Delaware and organized by The Rehoboth Art League and Rehoboth Beach Main Street, will bring about 30 local and regional artists to town to paint outdoors all over the area. Each painter will submit two finished pieces by Sunday, with Bruce Garrity, an

instructor at Rutgers University determining the prize winners. The winning artist will receive $1,000; second place will receive $750 and third place will receive $500. The reception and exhibit will be held from 4-9 p.m. at downtown Rehoboth’s Bellmoor Inn on Christian Street, and will include refreshments, the announcement of the Paint-Out competition winners and a show and sale of the Rehoboth-inspired paintings. Tickets for the reception at $20 per person and must be reserved by calling 2278408. There are a limited number of tickets available. The money raised will benefit the Art League and Main Street. For more information about the Paint-

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Out and all of the activities associated with it, check out Here are a few of the events planned for this inaugural Paint-Out weekend: There will be a Junior Paint Out in Grove Park, open to local and visiting youngsters at 2 p.m. on June 23. It will be conducted by local artist and teacher Karen Letonoff. The event is free but registration is required at 227-8408. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, Ross Merrill of the National Gallery of Art and the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association will give a plein air demonstration. This is also a free event with registration required. Later that day, from 4-6 p.m. there will be a garden party at the Homestead, at Re-

hoboth Art League. The cost is $20 per person, and registration is required as well. In addition, It’s Raining Cats & Dogs an outdoor exhibit of painted umbrellas, painted by local artists, will be held at 33 Baltimore Ave. all weekend. Sponsored by Crysti’s Boutique, the display will benefit Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary of Sussex County. Then, on June 24, from 10 a.m. to noon, there will be a hands-on workshop with Elaine Ippolito, local artist and teacher, creating plein air plates. This will take place at the Village Improvement Association (VIA) headquarters, Grenoble Place and the Boardwalk. The cost is $20 per person; advance registration required by calling 227-8408.



✳ JUNE 22 - 28, 2006

CHURCH BULLETINS Gospel Cafe Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, is hosting a Christian music hour each Saturday 6 - 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The next guest singers are “Lights of Home” on June 24. Also, Mary Ann Young sings Gospel favorites. Everyone is invited. Contact the Church at 875-3983 or Bruce Willey at 875-5539.

Treasure Cove Vacation Bible School Christ Lutheran Church, 315 Shipley Street in Seaford, is holding Vacation Bible School for ages 3-12, June 26-30 from 6 to 8 p.m. Please join us as we discover the riches of Christ. For more information or to preregister, call 629-9755.

Old Christ Church open for tours Old Christ Church, located on Chipman’s Pond Road, near Laurel, will be open for touring on the following Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. — June 25, July 30 and Aug. 20. Old Christ Church is one of the few historic churches in the United States that still hold services on a regular basis during the summer months.

Seaford Wesleyan Bible School Seaford Wesleyan Church “The Ark” invites children ages 2 through 12 to the “Fiesta of Fun” at Vacation Bible School

from June 27-30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The finale will be on Sunday, July 2, during the 10:30 a.m. service. The Ark is located at 26630 Sussex Highway, Seaford. Call the church office at 628-1020.

Trinity United Methodist concert Jerry Jones, of Seaford, will be in concert at Trinity U.M. Church (near Trap Pond) on Sunday, July 2 at 10 a.m. Jones was named this year’s Male Vocalist of the Year for the eastern United States by the Country Gospel Music Association. He has written 14 gospel songs and is working on his fourth recording. Everyone is invited.

New Zion Church concert New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel will host Gospel Expressions of Kent County, Md., in concert on Sunday, June 25, at 3:30 p.m. There will be a free will offering. The Rev. Timothy Duffield Sr. is the pastor.

Gospel concert for Senior Center There will be a gospel concert to benefit the building fund of the Nanticoke Senior Center on Saturday, June 24, starting at 6 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church. The event is being sponsored by the Country Music Association, Seaford chapter. The emcee will be Jennifer Burke of

Great Patriotic Quotes “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children (America), the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.” — Ronald Reagan “In closing, let me thank you, the American people, for giving me the great honor of allowing me to serve as your president. When the Lord calls me home, whenever that day may be, I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its future. I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead.” — Ronald Reagan WOLC radio. Artists taking part include Tony Crowe, Jerry Jones, Laura Mitchell, Kathy Wright, “Revived” and C. Bud Scott. Admission is free; an offering will be taken. For more information, contact Jerry Jones at 629-9689.

Wesley UMC Vacation Bible School SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School begins Monday, July 31, at Wesley United Methodist Church on Atlanta Road,

from 6:15 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The closing program will be on Sunday, Aug. 6. SonTreasure Island creates an island atmosphere where children will sing, watch skits, create crafts and play games. For information, call 628-1615 or 628-0720.

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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 Web site: 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.

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

In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity

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



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 600 S. Central Ave., P.O. Box 293 Laurel, DE 19956 ~ (302) 875-3644 Rev. Rita B. Nelson, Rector Mid Week Eucharist & Healing Service - Wed. @ Noon Holy Eucharist & Church School Sunday @ 9:30 am

“Heart Felt Praise” Relevant Bible Teaching Children’s Ministry Midweek Bible Study Tom Birowski, Pastor Seaford, Del. • 628-7771

Church Of The Nazarene

94 Walnut Street, Laurel, DE 19956

Phone 875-7873 SUNDAY WEDNESDAY Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Prayer & Bible Study Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. 7 p.m. God’s Big Back Yard THURSDAY 9:30 a.m. Underground - 6:00-8:00 Evening Service. - 6:00 p.m. “Investing in People”

Central Worship Center 4 Mi. East of Laurel, Del. (on Sycamore Road)

875-7995 - Pastor Bob Miller SUNDAY Adult Classes..................9 a.m. Worship/Kid’s Ministry. .....................9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Youth.........................6:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY Bible Study................7:00 p.m. Nursery Provided

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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


✳ JUNE 22 - 28, 2006


The journey is part of the gift By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church


The story is told of an Indian tribe that was governed by a kind and faithful chief. For many years he had led his people, and in his old age a celebration was held in his honor. One of his braves wanted to give a very special gift and so he traveled far beyond the lands of that tribe to the seashore where he found a most exquisite shell and returned with his gift. When the chief saw the shell he commented, “You traveled a great distance to get this for me.” To which the young brave responded, “long walk part of gift.” I have heard it said that one of the greatest distances we can ever travel is to reunite with another. As humans we find it so difficult to reconcile, don’t we? Can I remind you of one of the most wonderful words in our whole language? Grace. Grace is traveling the distance. Grace is intentionally choosing not to hold against someone what is legitimately owed to you. Grace is not letting someone off the hook, it is setting them free. I have found in my own life that one of the stoppers to grace is knowledge... or I should say lack of knowledge. We are quick to judge because we think we know the facts. “They are wrong, they are getting what they deserve, they made their bed...” Well, you know the rest. Yet so often after time has passed we discover the rest of the story and we realize that the person who most needed grace only got judgment from us. When they were at their lowest, we shook our heads and clicked our tongues. I wonder if that waitress that just did a poor job waiting on you has a sick baby at home?

Grace is not letting someone off the hook, it is setting them free.

Community Day celebration On behalf of Pastor Carlton Cannon, Sr., and the East Clarence Street Church of God Family, we thank everyone who gave their time, energy, and resources to make our second annual Community Day Celebration held on May 20 a smashing success. It was purely a community effort and your gracious deeds and efforts were certainly appreciated. We want to acknowledge the presence of Mayor Ed Butler, Rep. Tina Fallon, Councilwomen Pat Jones, and Grace Peterson and Dan Short who shared in the festivities. We also wish to thank the Seaford District Library, Nanticoke Health Services, Allen’s Family Foods, Sussex County Aids Council, Seaford Police Dept., the Delaware State Police, Macedonia AME Church, Pete Faulk, Teresa Stevenson, Mt. Joy Praise and Worship Team, Psalms 149, Jabari and every person who contributed in any way. We want to especially thank Louie Citro and Seaford Wal-Mart for their generous contribution in donating four

Perhaps that aged parent of yours who was so rude is actually facing something physical that is influencing their behavior. Maybe there was more to the story of how your kids behaved than you knew. All of the above illustrations have happened to me or people I know. That is the time when that little word grace comes into play. Maybe I’ll give her the biggest tip she’s seen in ages. Maybe I will just pray for dad instead of giving some unkind response. Maybe my kids just need my arms wrapped around them instead of my redfaced rant. On and on it goes: your co-worker, the guy who cut you off on the road, the cantankerous neighbor. Just see what a healthy helping of grace can do for a situation. If there is one distinction that shows that God is alive in us, it is our willingness to show love to the unlovely and grace to those who seem least deserving. To live graceless and still call ourselves Christians is to enter the world of oxymoron. So, take that long trip to the shores of understanding — it’s part of the gift. The Rev. Crofford is Senior Pastor at Laurel Wesleyan Church. His views do not necessarily represent the views of the congregation or Wesleyan Church International. You may email

bicycles which was given to area youth. It was an exciting time for the winners. Our Community Day was a success because of your dedication and support. Again, we thank you. Betty L. Jarman


Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor MON. Youth Meeting SUNDAY 6:30 - 8 p.m. Sunday School ..... 9:45 a.m. WEDNESDAY Worship...............11:00 a.m. Prayer & Praise 7:00 p.m. Eve. Worship........7:00 p.m. Patch Club (kids) 7:00 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. 4:30-5 p.m.; Sun. 8-8:25 a.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 Youth: Ben Colegrove Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”

Laurel, Del.


“Come and Experience JESUS!”

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

Sunday Morning: Worship 10:00 AM Wednesday: Prayer & Praise 7:00 PM Located in Hickman Commercial Park 302-875-7814

YOU ARE INVITED! Come into This Church and Gather in Christ’s Name to Worship Him! Psalm 95:6 Sun. School 9:45 a.m. • Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Pastor, Stacey Johnson


“A Growing Church For All Ages”

2 miles N. of Laurel, DE on Alt. 13

302-877-0443 410-957-4696

The Atlanta Road Alliance Church 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE (302) 629-7693 • Rev. Ron Mayers • Rev. Andrew Kerr SUNDAY WEDNESDAY 8:30 Worship 6:45 Pioneer Clubs (age 3 9:45 Sunday School to grade 6) & Divorce Care 11:00 Worship/Kids Church 7:00 Prayer Service & 7:00 Evening Service Youth Group (grades 7-12)

To Come! Revelation 2 ime 2:1 T The Ark 7 It's Seaford Wesleyan Church

United Methodist Churches

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King’s Gordy Rd. .......... 8:50....10:00 St. George’s St. George Rd. .... 10:10..... 9:00 Mt. Pleasant Mt. Pleasant Rd...11:30....10:15 Pastor Barbara Auer

River of Life Christian Center 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 Rev. Ron Wuest, Pastor Sunday School - 10 am Praise Service 10:45 - 11 am Worship - 11:15 am Nursery Provided office 875-3628 parsonage 875-2996

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby, Rector

Sunday School - all ages 9 a.m. Worship 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Rainbow Day Care / Pre-School Rt. 13 South, Seaford, DE 302-628-1020

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

Church of God

Seaford Neighborhood Watch I just wanted to thank everyone who took part in the extraordinary Prayer March on Saturday, June 10, starting on 3rd and North streets, Seaford. Prayer warriors from as far as Philadelphia, Pa. and Wilmington were caring enough about our community to travel the highways — they were compelling men and women. What a difference a few hours of diligent prayer made in our community. Seaford’s transformation is on the way; because of you. Thanks for all of your sacrifices. It has made a difference. Pat A. Jones City of Seaford Councilwoman

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

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

Laurel Wesleyan Church Rt. 13A, Just North of Laurel Sunday School - 9:30 & 10:45 Worship - 9:00 & 10:45 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

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

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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

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 25322 Church Road, Concord Seaford, DE 19973 Sunday Worship - 9 am Sunday School (all ages) - 10:30 am For More Information call 302-628-8114 Rev. Diane E. Melson, Pastor



OBITUARIES Bishop Harold R. Daniels, 56 Bishop Harold R. “Pastor” Daniels of Seaford died Thursday, June 1, 2006, in his home. Bishop Daniels was born Jan. 30, 1950, in Tulsa, Okla., son of Harold H. and Phyllis C. Stuck Daniels. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969 to 1975. Bishop Daniels received a bachelor of arts from Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., in 1983, and a master’s of divinity from Church of God Theological Seminary in 1987. He had a passion for life and reached people with his gentle spirit and quick smile. His passion for life was also expressed through his love for music, golf and his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Jesus was always his focus and this was reflected through his love for his wife, his ministry, his church, his family and friends. His ministry spanned three decades serving as pastor starting in 1975 and continuing until his death. He was pastor for Enterprise Church of God in Enterprise, Miss., Bartlesville Church of God in Bartlesville, Okla., and Berry Road Church of God in Kansas City, Kan. He was an associate Pastor for Calvary Church of God, Kansas City. He also was a center director for New Life Christian Servicemen’s Center in Mildenhall, England, and senior pastor of Lifeway Church of God (Bridgeville Church of God). Prior to his most recent pastorate position at Lifeway, Bishop Daniels worked in ministerial development out of the Church of God in Kansas as chairman of the state board of education and member of Kansas Ministerial License Board. He also worked in ministerial development as Church of God Ministry to the MilitaryEurope as coordinator of the ministerial internship program for the United Kingdom region, Mildenhall, England. He also was a ministerial development board member, U.K., and a member of U.K. Regional Ministerial Examination Board. In addition to ministerial development and pastoring churches, Bishop Daniels was involved in educational ministries serving as young adult education coordinator for Mount Olive Church of God in Cleveland, Tenn.; adjunct faculty member of Lee University in Cleveland; religious education director of the U.S. Air Force Chapel, RAF Mildenhall, England; adjunct faculty member of National Bible College, Fort Washington, Md.; Regional School of Ministry Director for DelmarvaDC region of the Church of God, Columbia, Md.; and also was youth camp speaker in North Dakota and South Dakota, Kansas and United Kingdom from 1987 to 1989. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Carmalee Daniels. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Daniels; a stepson, Chad Lloyd; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, John and Sharon Daniels of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Robert and Brenda Daniels of San Diego, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Donald Truitt and his wife, Trish, of Seaford; and many nieces and nephews.

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

His service was on June 19 at the Lifeway Church of God, Bridgeville, where friends called prior to the service. The family suggests memorial contributions to Lifeway Church of God, 7046 Seashore Highway, Bridgeville, DE 19933.

Thomas Robert Bettis, 68 Thomas Robert Bettis of Seaford, passed away on Monday, June 19, at his home after a battle with cancer. Mr. Bettis was born May 6, 1938 in Washington, D.C., to Elbert and Kathryn Bettis. He graduated from the George Washington High School in Alexandria, Va., and served in the U.S. Navy from 1957-1961. He lived in Riva, Md., for 31 years before moving to Seaford four years ago. Mr. Bettis retired from I.U.O.E. Local 77 Operator Engineers. He was a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve, NRA. His hobbies were crabbing, fishing, NASCAR and following the Washington Redskins. Mr. Bettis is survived by his wife, Marlene P. Bettis, whom he had married in 1963. Other survivors include his daughters, Kimberly Bettis of Harwood, Md., and Donna Bettis of Riva, Md.; sisters, Anna Jordan of Hot Springs, Arizona, and Betty Holler of Winchester, Va. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, June 23, at 10 a.m. at Holy Family

Heartfelt Gratitude It is with heartfelt gratitude that we wish to thank everyone for their cards, flowers, visits, food, donations and all the many prayers said for our beloved husband, father and Pop Pop Domenick Monaco. We wish to thank all the technicians and Dr. “K”, Dr. Q, Dr. Laurion and our faithful family standby Dr. Curtis Smith for all the care, love and thoughtfulness shown taking care of Dom in Seaford Memorial hospital ICU Room 2909. It was above and beyond the call of duty. Our thanks also goes to our dear friends, Rev. Thomas Gross and the late ‘”Pastor Harold Daniels for their many prayers and visits with Dom and family. Their support helped everyone during his stressful final week of life with us. We will always be grateful for all the loving care. People say that time changes everything, but no amount of time can ease our sadness of losing such a wonderful person, someone who was always there for us, our friend , our mentor, and a husband, father and pop pop. We love and miss you very much. Wife Marian Monaco, Donna, Dick, Sherry and Antionette and their families.

Catholic Church, 826 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, Md. Burial will be in Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville. Arrangements were made by the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, Edgewater, Md. The family suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.

Goldrick Magee, 79 Goldrick Magee of Federalsburg, Md. passed away on Monday, June 12, 2006 at the Memorial Hospital at Easton, Md. Mr. Magee was born April 8, 1927, the son of Robert Leonard Magee and Ethel Mae Turner Magee. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving from Sept. 21, 1950 to March 30, 1952. He was employed as a truck driver, employed by many local area trucking companies. He is survived by his wife, Reba Stanley Magee; two children, Milton Magee of Calif. and Joyce Magee of Seaford; eight siblings, Maxine Magee and Iris Hooper, both of Federalsburg, Eugene “Jimmy” Magee of Hurlock, Etta Tyler and Kendall Magee, both of Federalsburg, Don “Mickey” Magee and Connie Hawkins, both of Philadelphia, Pa. and Wayne Magee of Bridgeton, N.J., many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, a son, Landis Magee; and three brothers preceded him in death, Robert Magee, Eddie Magee and Perium Magee.

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.) “We may not be Dairy Queen but we have Great “Sundays”.


Ralph Patrick Sullivan, Jr., 45 Ralph Patrick “Bunky” Sullivan, Jr. of Georgetown, passed away Monday, June 12, 2006, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, after a long heart illness. He was born on Dec. 29, 1960 in Georgetown. Mr. Sullivan was a graduate of Woodbridge High School. He was an avid NASCAR fan especially of Dale Earnhart. His love of fishing brought him to Key West, Fla., where he worked for Eddie Agin and Andy Fortin for 15 years as first mate on the O.M.B. Sport Fishing Boat. Mr. Sullivan was predeceased by his father, Ralph Patrick Sullivan Sr., and his brother, Donald K. Sullivan. He is survived by his mother, Charlotte Virginia Sullivan and his step-father, Jack Sullivan of Georgetown; five brothers, Shawn L. Sullivan of Georgetown, John H. Sullivan, Jr. of South Bowers, David Scott Sullivan of Salisbury, Md., Shawn P. Sullivan of Dover, and Bryan Sullivan of Hyattsville, Md.; and one sister, Lisa Reed of Milton; two nephews, Ian Sullivan of Georgetown and Dylan Reed of Georgetown; three nieces, Kaitlin Sullivan, Stephanie Lynch and husband Buddy of Georgetown and Michelle Sullivan of Dover; and two additional nephews; and a maternal grandmother, Ruth James of Georgetown.

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!”

Christ Lutheran Church

SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

His funeral service was on June 16, at the Park Lane Church of God in Federalsburg. Interment followed at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock.

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

Corner of Shipley & Spruce Sts.

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Located halfway between Seaford & Bridgeville, turn off Rt. 13 East at Cannon Rd. light, 4th place on left.

Harold Daniels 7046 Seashore Hwy. Bridgeville, DE 19933

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


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

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His funeral service was at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Dodd-Carey Chapel, Georgetown, on June 16, with the Rev. Dr. Paul E. Issacs officiating. Interment was private. There was a reception at Asbury Community Hall following the funeral. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Wilmington Trust Co., Georgetown, DE l9947 to cover funeral expenses. Send on line condolences to:

Florence Gilbert, 68 Florence Gilbert of Seaford died on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at home. Mrs. Gilbert retired from J. C. Penney in Forestville, Md., where she was the office manager. She is survived by her husband, Charles Gilbert; two sons, Jay Petrillo of Huntingtown, Md. and James Petrillo of Harrington; four grandsons, James Petrillo Jr., Chris Petrillo, Jason Petrillo and Vincent Petrillo; two great-grandsons, Jason and Marty Petrillo. Also surviving are two brothers, Steven Esposito of Front Royal, Va. and Jimmy Esposito of Stevensville, Md.; three sisters, Linda Martin of Front Royal, Va., Rosie Jones of Laurel, Md., and Judy Joseph of Clinton, Md. Funeral Services and burial were private. The family suggests donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1138 Parsons Road, Salisbury, MD 21801. Arrangements were by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

Phyllis Ruh, 71 Phyllis Ruh of Seaford died June 17, 2006 at Christiana Care Health Services in Wilmington. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., a daughter of Herbert and Mildred Smith Diedel. She retired from the state of Pennsylvania as an aid for handicapped children. She is survived by two sons, George Ruh and Herbert Ruh of Seaford; two daughters, Jean Nichols of Wilmington and Janet Wilson of Sewell, N.J.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Ruh, who died in 1994. A viewing was held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, on June 21. A memorial service will be held at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, on Friday, June 23, at 11 a.m. Visit to send condolences to the family.

Janet B. Records, 73 Janet B. Records of Dover died Wednesday June 14, 2006 in her home. Mrs. Records was born May 21, 1933 in Salisbury, Md., to the James K. Brittingham and Erma Kenney Brittingham. Mrs. Records worked for Delaware Auto Sales as a bookkeeper and also had worked for Silver Lake Nursing Home in the Social Workers Department. She worked for Kent County in different departments ending in the tax office.


Mrs. Records was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and had chaired the bereavement committee and organized the bereavement meals. She was a long time member of Circle 6 and had recently moved to Circle 4. She also was the mission coordinator of the Spiritual Youth Group for the Wesley United Methodist Women and was on the Worship Committee for Wesley Church. Mrs. Records enjoyed needle work and loved her pet poodle “Spice.” Her son, Troy D. Records, preceded her in death in 1991. Mrs. Records is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert A. Records of Dover; her daughter and son in law, Cynthia “Cindy” and Robert W. Jones of Dover; her two grandsons, Christopher and Brett Jones, both at home. Funeral services were Saturday, June 17, at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt. 10) Dover. Interment was in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover. The family suggests contributions to the American Lung Association of Delaware, 1021 Gilpin Avenue, Suite 202, Wilmington, DE 19806. Letters of condolence may be sent, and the guestbook may be signed at

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✳ JUNE 22 - 28, 2006

Morning Star Room Makeover 10th anniversary celebration event helps publishing company mark decade of service T

he final moment of suspense for Morgan Messick, winner of the Morning Star Room Makeover, was on May 21. Morgan and her family returned from their weekend stay provided by the AmericInn in Milford but not before they spent some quality time together Sunday afternoon in historic Lewes. They enjoyed lunch courtesy of Grotto Pizza before returning to their home just after 4 p.m. Décor and You Designer Lori Parsonson and Morning Star Marketing Consultant Carole Kauffman had just completed the final preparations for the family’s return as they watched the Messicks travel down the lane to their home in Seaford. Parsonson and Kauffman were almost as excited as Morgan as they led the family upstairs to Morgan’s old room where she was blindfolded, then led to her new bedroom accompanied by her parents. Morgan’s older brother had recently moved out and he had the larger of the two upstairs bedrooms at the time the Morning Star contest was under way. When the design team realized that this room was available they quickly encouraged Morgan to take advantage of the opportunity to upgrade her space. Once Morgan agreed,

the planning began to make Morgan a bedroom that was as special as she is. She expressed that there were a few things she did not want (the color pink, purple or yellow and nothing too “girly”). With this in mind, Parsonson began her quest for the perfect expression of Morgan’s interests and preferences. Blue being Morgan’s favorite color, the walls were an easy choice. A brilliant blue would be perfect to help warm the room and accent the beautiful wood that her father had used when he built the family home approximately 20 years ago. Morgan’s carpet, a beautiful royal blue, came from Seaford Abbey Carpet, who was also a sponsor of the Room Makeover, and the carpet was installed by Seaford Abbey Carpet as well. Bassett Furniture Direct of Delmar, also a sponsor of the Star Room Makeover, offered the perfect accessories as well as two beautiful chairs and matching ottomans for Morgan. These pieces have a lifetime warranty. Her bed was custom built by Turnstone Builders of Milton. Turnstone was also a key player in making this makeover a success, as owners Hobby Ryan and Donald Stewart volunteered their time, crew of six and materials to the cause.

Morgan Messick, 12, had her bedroom redone through the room makeover contest sponsored by Morning Star Publications in celebration of its 10th anniversary. She was presented with a certificate by Carole Kauffman, sales representative with Morning Star. From left: decorator Lori Parsonson, who coordinated the project, Kauffman, Morgan and her parents, Allen and Sondra. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

A custom closet organizer was built by Rodney Kauffman of Seaford as well as a custom DVD and video game unit housed in her new entertainment center. Morgan’s avid interest in sports played a key part in the design of her room. There are soccer, basketball, baseball and biking areas to express Morgan’s interests. Each area displays Mor-

gan’s many awards as she excels in almost everything she does. The overall consensus is very positive. Morgan’s parents are also pleased at the outcome of her new space, accented with nearly every color imaginable. The Star Room Makeover contest was held in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Morning Star Publications,

Inc., publishers of the Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers, the (Salisbury) Business Journal and Morning Star Business Report, in addition to special interest magazines and periodicals. Morgan Messick was selected as the winner because of her dedication to helping her parents during a time when they both went through surgery.

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McMillen is top student at Wilmington College

Members of the team displaying their trophy are, sitting, from left: Joy Stephenson (Seaford), Chris Dalton (Long Neck), Levin Westfall (Greenwood), and Sally Woods (Milton). Standing: Wyatt Spellman (Milton), Rachel Southmayd (Ocean View) and Paul Sisson (Georgetown).

Odyssey of Mind team claims second The Sussex Technical High School Odyssey of the Mind team earned the highest score in their division and problem in the spontaneous event competition at the 2006 Delaware Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament, scoring 100 points out of 100. Odyssey of the Mind is a competition about creativity, with the focus on how students

apply their knowledge, skills and talents. It is not about coming up with the right answer because there is no right answer. Thinking “outside of the box” is encouraged. The spontaneous event in the competition requires the ability to think quickly of a solution to an immediate problem and to work together as a team to find

and implement a solution without prior presentation. In the long term event, the Sussex Tech team scored 46.02 points out of 50 for style, and 165.80 points out of 200 for their long-term problem solution. They returned with the second place trophy for total performance in the competition.

Education briefs Grads from Lynchburg Amanda Collison, daughter of Mike and Joanne Collison, and James Willey, son of Lance and Jody Willey, all of Bridgeville, recently graduated from Lynchburg College, a private college in Central Virginia. Collison received a B.S. in exercise physiology. Willey received a B.S. in psychology. Both are graduates of Woodbridge High School.

Adults finish CNA class Sussex Tech Adult Education Division recently awarded 16 nursing assistant candidates certificates for completing the 150hour training program. Honor graduates for the class were Teresa Jones of Delmar and Deborah Strunk of Harbeson. Local graduates are Jessica Rementer, Edy Yoc and Demetria Bennefield, all of Seaford. For details about the class, call Donna Racine at 856-9036, ext. 329.

Hovermale on dean’s list Robyn Hovermale of Bridgeville, a senior at West Chester University of Pennsylva-

nia has been named to the dean’s list. Hovermale, the daughter of Roger and Rita Hovermale, is a graduate of WoodRobyn Hovermale bridge High School and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in speech therapy.The dean’s list recognizes degree-seeking students who complete 12 or more hours in an academic semester and achieve a semester grand point average of 3.67 or better.

Brock on dean’s list Florida State University Dean of the School of Nursing has placed Leah Brock on the dean’s list for her academic performance during the 2005-2006 academic year. She completed the year with a 3.90 GPA out of a

possible 4.0. She was a recipient of the Seaford Soroptomist Club Scholarship, the Laurel Lions Scholarship, Laurel Lions Female Nursing Scholarship in honor of Mrs. Jewell Hickman, Roland G. Hastings Scholarship, and Leah Brock the Virginia H. Johns /St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church Scholarship. She dedicated her academic achievements to those who rewarded her with their generosities and belief in her. She will be transferring to the University of North Carolina, Wilmington this fall to continue her nursing studies. She is a 2005 Laurel High School graduate, and the daughter of Chris and Jesse Brock.

A local man was one of four Wilmington College students who received special honors recently as part of the college’s graduation ceremonies in Georgetown. Eugene S. McMillen of Seaford received the President’s Award for Leadership. The award is presented to a graduating master’s or doctoral student and a graduating senior for outstanding leadership and dedication to the philosophy and mission of Wilmington College. McMillen was the recipient of the Audrey K. Doberstein Graduate Award for Leadership. He completed his doctoral studies with a 3.67 grade point average. He earned his master’s of science in nursing degree from Wilmington College and his bachelor’s of science in nursing degree from Keuka College. Employed by Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, Md., as an assistant professor of nursing, he is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society. His healthcare career began as a hospital corpsman with the United States Coast Guard, and after earning his commission from Officers’ Candidate School in Fort Benning, Ga., he returned to active duty with the United States Army Medical Department. From 1987 until 2000, he was a psychiatric nurse with Western State Psychiatric Hospital in Takoma, Wash. He relocated to Seaford in 2000, becoming director of psychiatric services at Nan-

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ticoke Memorial Hospital. He was executive director of the private health and wellness program in Seaford during 2001 and accepted his present position with Wor-Wic Community College in 2002. He has published and presented several works related to his dissertation topic, “Correlations in Area Nurse Retention.” McMillen, his wife Barbara and their two daughters live in Seaford. Barbara is a school nurse at the Southern Delaware School for the Arts in the Indian River School District. Older daughter Breanne is 18 and she has just completed her freshman year at the University of Delaware in English education with a minor in drama history. Younger daughter Bailea, 16, will be a senior this fall at Seaford High School.

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O. A. Newton and Miller Metal Fabrication announce relocation and strategic relationship O. A. Newton and Miller Metal Fabrication have formed a strategic relationship that will benefit both companies as well as the local economy. On May 1, Miller Metal Fabrication moved from its Harrington location, which included about 15,000square-feet of manufacturing space, into the manufacturing facility of O. A. Newton in Bridgeville, which has 30,000square-feet of manufacturing space. Miller will also assume all of the fabrication for Newton’s material handling business under this new arrangement. Martin Miller, president of Miller said, “This is a great opportunity for our company. We have outgrown our space in Harrington and adding Newton’s manufacturing to our portfolio of business will help us to grow even faster.”

Miller is a contract manufacturer for many different clients and they recently acquired a product line that includes running boards for railcars. Their customers for this product include Norfolk Southern, TTX and CSX. They also do custom fabrication for local businesses including vegetable processors. Newton, locally, is most visible in agricultural irrigation, grain handling, and millwright services, and this arrangement does not impact those parts of Newton’s business; however a significant portion of Newton’s business is in the engineered material handling systems market in North America and other parts of the world. Newton’s specialty is designing bulk material handling systems that include railcar unloading, storage, conveying,

weighing and processing of powdered materials that end up in an extruded process. The end products of their customers include PVC pipe, siding, windows and fencing; wood composite decking boards; rubber for gaskets, hoses, and automotive tires; and even brake pads for cars and trucks. Newton has several patented products and plans to develop more in the near future. Rob Rider Jr., president of Newton, said, “The relationship with Miller makes a great deal of sense for both of us. They have a passion for manufacturing and we have a passion for engineering, so as a team we will work well together.” Rider also said, “Our customers are global and they demand excellence in every aspect of what we do. So we have to continue to

evolve our business and allocate resources to meet our customers’ expectations.” Newton has installations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil and has recently licensed a technology partner in Europe. The two companies will continue to operate as separate entities, but will be co-located in the Newton Complex in Bridgeville. Miller said, “The two of us will be working very closely under the same roof. We will be receiving Newton’s orders electronically and they will be seamlessly integrated into our production system.” Rider said, “In an environment where manufacturing jobs are going offshore, this is an example where two companies have teamed up to gain efficiencies and better utilize assets, and keep jobs local.”

Allen Family Foods, Inc. announces new president and COO Charles C. Allen, III chairman and chief executive officer of Allen Family Foods, Inc., announced that Thomas (Pat) Cauley joined the Seaford Delaware-based company on June 19, as resident and chief operating officer. “We are very happy to have someone with such experience assume this role in our company,” said Mr. Allen. “This in-

dustry has survived a multitude of challenges and changes in the past many years, and the time has come to divvy up certain critical leadership roles,” he added. Cauley will lead the executive committee for the

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company, and will have responsibility for the day-to-day functions. Cauley has 32 years of experience in the poultry industry. He held several positions with Con Agra poultry division, including division manager and as executive vice president of sales and marketing. Cauley was the chief operating officer

Delaware Tech faculty and staff honored for excellence Delaware Technical & Community College was presented the 2006 Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Service Awards at its annual collegewide employee recognition event on May 18. Seven faculty and five staff members received these awards. The Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes instructors at the college who are committed to excellence as evidenced by their innovative teaching strategies, use of educational technology, and support of students in and out of the

Callaway Farnell and Moore recently held a Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce After Business Hours Mixer at CFM’s Rt. 13 location. From left are: Ray Lanier, chamber Ambassador; George Farnell, president of Callaway Farnell and Moore; Dee Cross, broker,-manager of the Rt. 13 office, and Paula Gunson, Chamber executive director. Farnell gave the 80 plus guests a brief history of the company that was started in 1961. CFM now has 43 employees. Photos by Pat Murphy.

at Marshall Durbin Company, Birmingham, Ala. and was the general manager of House of Raeford in Arcadia, La. The new Allen Family Foods president holds a degree in economics and finance from Southern Arkansas University and a masters of business from LSU. Cauley and his wife, Janie, plan to reside in the Seaford area.

classroom. The”Excellence in Service” Award recognizes a Delaware Tech non-instructional employee — or a group of employees — who exemplify the highest standards of excellence and commitment to the college and its community. The 2006 Excellence in Teaching Award recipients from Owens Campus were: Susan R. Schranck of Rehoboth Beach, language program; Huey W. West III, of Bridgeville, automotive technology program. The 2006 Excellence in Service Award recipient from Owens Campus was Sharon J. Hess of Milford.

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John Tarburton of Procino & Tarburton exchanges business ideas with Kathy Farnell, vice president Callaway Farnell and Moore, and Paula Coulbourn of PNC bank.

Julleanna Seely of Greenwood, an employee of Nason Construction, enjoys the mixer.

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✳ JUNE 22 - 28, 2006

Classifieds FREE CLASSIFIEDS* (For Personal Use Only) *Some exceptions such as homes for rent or sale

Deadline: Monday, 3 p.m. Businesses: $4.50 per inch ($9.00 minimum)

Boxed (Display) Ads: $6.30/inch Legals: $6.30 per inch LOST LOST DOG: Very small female, poodle mix. Blond, short curly hair w/longer hair on tail & face. 6 mi. E of Laurel on Rt. 24. 875-3201. 6/22

GIVE-AWAY KITTENS, to good home, asst. colors, 8 wks old. Phillips Landing area. 8759585. 6/22 WOOD CHILDREN’S PLAY SET, you must remove. 245-2850. 6/22 22’ MURRAY PUSH MOWER. 245-2850. 6/22 CHARCOAL GRILL, Brinkman, needs painting. 2452850. 6/22 FREE CHERRY FIRE WOOD. 875-7323. 6/15 FREE KITTENS (asst. colors) to good home. 8757421. 6/1

HELP WANTED HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS National Construction and earthmoving firm seeks heavy equipment operators for project work in Seaford, DE area beginning July 15, 2006. Please fax qualifications and contact info to Human Resources Manager at 303-681-9068. 6/22/4tp

ACCOUNT MANAGER We’re growing! Acct. Mgr. to provide sales and mktg for home health agency. Prefer Bachelors in health related field, business, or health care equiv. exper. with minimal 2 yrs sales. Call Recruitment Mgr, at 704-831-5069 or email for immediate consideration. Peninsula Home Care 8470 Herring Run Rd., Seaford, DE 19973 EOE

DELIVERY/ WAREHOUSE Clean MVR & background check reqd. Receiving, stocking, shipping, forklift exp. reqd. Call for appt. 302-337-9180. 6/22/1tp SCHOOL BUS ROUTE The Laurel School District has a North Laurel (grades 2-4) school bus route available without equipment. Please apply on or before July 3, 2006. All applications available at the Laurel School District Administration Building, 875-6103. 6/22/2tc

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LEGALS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Broad Creek Hundred Case No. 9562 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a variance as provided by: Chapter 115, Article IV, Subsection 115-25, Item C of said ordinance of DAVID P. LUNDBERG who is seeking a variance from the side yard setback requirement, to be located west of U.S. Route 13A, 1,322 feet south of Bethel Road. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JULY 24, 2006, 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. 6/22/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Little Creek Hundred Case No. 9569 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 X, Subsection 115-73, Item A(3) of said ordinance of THE WHAYLAND CO., INC. who are seeking a variance from the maximum square footage requirement for a sign and a variance for additional wall signs, to be located east of U.S. Route 13, north corner of Road 462. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JULY 24, 2006, 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 hearSee LEGALS—page 36

PAGE 36 LEGALS - from Page 35 ing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 6/22/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Northwest Fork Hundred Case No. 9571 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a variance as provided by: Chapter 115, Article IV and XXV, Subsection 115-25 and 115-185, Item C and F of said ordinance of RICHARD L. HAYES, JR. who is seeking a variance from the side yard and rear yard setback requirements, to be located east of Road 611, 2,127 feet south of Road 597. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JULY 24, 2006, 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. 6/22/1tc


NOTICE Estate of Doris F. Stewart, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamen-

tary upon the estate of Doris F. Stewart who departed this life on the 26th day of May, A.D. 2006 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto George F. Stewart, Sally Stewart on the 8th day of June, A.D. 2006, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 26th day of January, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: George F. Stewart 710 Cypress St. Seaford, DE 19973 Sally Stewart 900 N. Atlanta Circle Seaford, DE 19973 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 6/22/3tc

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Real Estate Auction - 3 BR, 1.5 BA Home & Contents in Laurel, DE Mrs. Annabelle Defelice is downsizing & Marshall Auctions is honored to sell her home.

Friday June 23rd, 2006 at 4 PM & Real Estate at 6 PM -10596 Georgetown Rd., Laurel, DE - Sussex Co. Dist. 2-32 Map12.00 Parcel 42 Nicely maintained 3 BR, 1.5 BA Living Estate home on 1.19 Ac lot in Laurel, DE. Directions : At the Intersection of Rt. 9 (Georgetown Rd) & Rt. 13 in Laurel DE travel West on Georgetown Rd. for 0.3 miles to home on the left. Signs Posted. Description: Nicely maintained 3 BR, 1.5 BA Living Estate ranch home on a wonderful 1.19 Acre lot in Laurel, DE. Home is situated on a 152’ x 242’ lot & features an excellent floor plan with large kitchen, hardwood floors, basement and a recently updated roof & windows. The property features a large attached 1 car garage and outbuilding on the rear of the property. Contents of Home to include: Hastings & Co. Delmar, Delaware incised blue & grey stoneware crock, round oak table, 6 oak chairs, oak server, oak server w/display, Boston rocker, nice Broyhill matching upholstered sofa & loveseat, Broyhill floral chair, upholstered platform rocker, alabaster floor lamp, leatherette sofa & chair, smoking stand, console TV, nice upholstered sofa & matching loveseat, floral upholstered chair, platform rocker, pine coffee table & matching end tables, floor lamps, table lamps, arched window mirror, stainless steel Frigidaire Refrigerator, colored glassware, spoon rack & spoon, statues, McCoy ewers, German Coo coo clock, concrete jockey, Farm bell, hog pots one with tripod, colored glassware, claw foot bathtub, flamingo statues, Christmas decorations and more. Terms Real Estate: $7,500.00 down day of auction in cash, certified check or check acceptable by undersigned. Balance to be paid in 45 days. 2.5 % Buyer premium. Property being sold “as is”. Prospective Buyer responsible for inspection, including lead paint, prior to the auction, Auction Co. makes no representation or warranties of any kind. BROKER PARTICIPATION. Brokers must have clients registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details. Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 3% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. 2 Auctioneers. Some seating provided. Personal Property Preview: 2 Hours prior to the Auction!

LEGAL NOTICE ON TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2006 at 11:00 a.m., Laurel Storage Center, Road 468, Laurel, DE 19956, will conduct a sale pursuant to Title 25, DEL. C. ANN. 49044905. The contents of the following bins will be sold: #153 Faist, Larry; #90 Johnson, Gail; #199 Murray, Carolyn; #79 Duncan, Penelope; #132 Wilkerson, Eugene; #188 Spicer, Charles; #52 Freshwater, Jackson. BIDDERS: Call office on day of sale to confirm, 302875-5931. 6/15/2tc

NOTICE Estate of Ruth I. Cable, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Ruth I. Cable who departed this life on the 12th day of May, A.D. 2006 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Carol J. Crouse on the 25th day of May, A.D. 2006, 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 12th day of January, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Carol J. Crouse 806 Hurley Park Dr. Seaford, DE 19973 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 6/8/3tc

Public Real Estate Auction - 2-3 BR, 1 BA Home on a corner lot in Bridgeville, DE Marshall Auctions is honored to sell for the Estate of Mabel Clifton of Bridgeville, DE.

Saturday, June 24th, 2006 at 10 AM & Real Estate sold at Noon -Home & Contents - 101 Jacobs Ave., Bridgeville, DE Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 13 and Rt. 404 East in Bridgeville (Next to the new Royal Farms) turn West onto Business Rt. 13 towards downtown Bridgeville and follow for 0.9 miles to the home on the left. Signs Posted. Description: Nicely maintained 2-3 BR, 1 BA home on a large half acre corner lot in the town of Bridgeville. The home features a full basement, updated windows, hardwood floors, an enclosed porch, 3 fireplaces, an attached garage and a den that could be converted to a 3rd bedroom. Don’t miss the chance to own this wonderful home. Glassware & Collectibles: Fostoria Chintz stems, plates, serving pieces, pink depression waters, Heisey Lariat Punch bowl w/ under tray & cups, American Fostoria, Ship’s Wheel, pedestal cake plate, cruet set, Homer Laughlin Eggshell China, umbrella stand, cookie jar, blue & grey stoneware, A J Welks jug stoneware crocks & jugs, old bulldog doorstop, glass & china shoe collection, local advertising & postcards, 2 counterpanes, stein, Stangl, nest of mixing bowls, coal hod’s, Barney Google & Spark Plug Game & other early games, Seth Thomas clock, church plates, porcelain canister set, sterling candlesticks, butter print, lg. farm bell, JW Pepper trumpet, Graniteware teapot, much local school memorabilia, signed baseballs (1940’s), vintage clothing, hats & hatboxes, cast iron urn, ladies pocket watch & costume jewelry, and much more. Furniture: Heywood Wakefield Art Deco 6 Pc. Bedroom Suite, Heywood Wakefield Bamboo Sofa, 2 chairs, 5 tables, side chair, bar, 3 bar stools & 2 lamps, maple workbench, Empire sideboard, oak chairs, Vic. Walnut drop front desk, 2 Vic, walnut Marble washstands, oak washstand, round oak table, spool cabinet on base, marble top table, brass bed, ball & claw piano stool, clothes tree, Gilt mirror, blue painted blanket chest, tool box, refinished steamer trunk and much more. Estate Car: 1997 Buick Century 25,600 original miles, 4dr sedan, white, automatic, AC & more. Wonderful car. Real Estate Terms: $7,500.00 down day of auction in cash, certified check or check acceptable by undersigned. Balance to be paid in 45 days. 2.5 % Buyer premium. Property being sold “as is”. Prospective Buyer responsible for inspection, prior to the auction, Auction Company makes no representation or warranties of any kind. BROKER PARTICIPATION. Brokers must have clients registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details. Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 3% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. 2 Auctioneers. Some seating provided. Food by Millie’s. Personal Property Preview: 2 Hours prior to the Auction!

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Health Adequate safety measures not always required by law the head. Half of those were concussions. These could have been lower if all riders wore helmets. It is interesting that bicycle riders have helmet regulations in many The sports news this week had an inter- states. The same is not true for motorized vehicles. esting safety-related item. The Super For example, only 19 states require offBowl-winning quarterback of the Pittsroad vehicle riders under 18 to wear helburgh Steelers was in a motorcycle accimets. In addition, only eight states have dent and and was not wearing a helmet. set lower age limits for operators of offHe was in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania does not have a requirement to wear a hel- road vehicles. The result is that there are relatively met. Just because it is not required, does few formally set standards. This means not mean it is safe to ride without one. that the requirement to make sure a child Wearing helmets on motorized vehicles rides safely falls with the parents. Parents is not the only safety related item. Bemust be involved in each stage of this. tween the years of 2001-2004, there were Parents need to insure that their child is 23,800 non-fatal injuries in riders under old enough to properly operate the vehicle. age 19 on off-road two-wheel vehicles. We know that children under age 16 do This did not include riders of all terrain not have the same level of judgment as vehicles (ATV’s). older children. That is one of the reasons Almost half of those riders were bethat automobile licenses are not issues at tween the ages of 12 and 15 years. About younger ages. Howone-third were beever, when we look tween 16-19. An adat the ages of the inditional 20 percent Only 19 states require off-road jured riders, most are were between 8 and vehicle riders under 18 to wear under 16 years of 11. There were even helmets. In addition, only eight age. more than 1,000 inWhat this means jured riders under states have set lower age limits to parents that the age 7. Almost all infor operators of off-road vehicles. younger theis age of juries occurred in the rider, the more drivers. Less than 4 precautions they percent occurred in additional passengers. need to take. They need to insure proper As expected, most of the injured riders training. They need to insure proper underwere male. Over 70 percent of the injuries occurred on dirt bikes. About 20 percent of standing of emergency procedures. They need to insure their presence when the the injuries occurred at a Motocross track. child is riding. The injuries at the Motocross location Parents also become responsible for tended to be more serious. Three times as safety equipment. The number one piece many of those patients required hospitalof safety equipment needs to be a helmet. ization as did other riders. Even if there is no law about its use, parThe most common injury was a fracents need to make sure that helmets are ture. Upper extremities were the most standard for any ride. common body part fractures. Lower exThe same thing is true about long tremities and shoulder were tied for secsleeves and shirts. These help decrease ond most fractures. About 17 percent of the injuries were to road burn in a fall. Goggles are a good

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Marathon will benefit center for those with cancer, families The Wellness Community-Delaware will hold an informational meeting on Thursday, June 29, at 7 p.m. for anyone interested in joining the Sussex County “Strides for Hope” team that will participate in The Reggae Marathon and Half Marathon in Negril, Jamaica, on Dec. 2. The meeting will be held at the Wellness Community-Delaware, Sussex Facility, in Century Plaza behind the Wahoo Restaurant off Rt. 1. The address is 19633 Blue Bird Lane, Suite 5, Rehoboth. This meeting will be open to anyone interested in learning more about joining the second Sussex Strides For Hope Team. For more information, contact 227-1155. The Strides for Hope charity marathon and half-marathon team raises money for the Wellness Community-Delaware, a nonprofit agency that provides free emotional support services and educational programs for people with cancer and their families. The Strides team is open to walkers and runners of all levels. Some team members run or walk in memory of a loved one. Some team members are cancer survivors. “The Strides for Hope event provides a wonderful opportunity for people to attain their personal fitness goals while making a profound difference in the lives of people with cancer,” said Cynthia Dwyer, executive director of The Wellness Community of Delaware.

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Health fair set for June 29 The Long Neck CHEER Center’s annual health and informational fair will be Thursday, June 29. The center location is at 26089 Long Neck Road, Millsboro. The health fair will begin at 10 a.m. and run through to 2 p.m. Some of the vendors that will be present are: Hospice, Beebe Hospital, The Good Feet Store, Dart, AARP, Delaware Electric Cooperative and CHEER Nutrition. For more information call 302-9453551.

Hospice looking for volunteers Compassionate Care Hospice, a non profit foundation, is looking for volunteers to provide support for patients and families. A training class will be forming midto-late summer. Numerous volunteer positions are available, including visiting with hospice patients, providing telephone reassurance to caregivers, “Songs for the Soul” music therapy and office assistance. To register, call Maureen Fitzsimmons, volunteer coordinator, at 302-430-8825.

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From left to right: Sandi Sheckler, associate director, government accounts for Verizon Wireless; Erin McCahill, district manager, communication stores for Verizon Wireless; Maria Picazo, executive director, Abriendo Puertas; Anthony Ianinni, executive director Miss Dover/Miss Central Delaware Scholarship Organization; and Miss Delaware 2005 Becky Bledsoe.

Miss Delaware is honored Miss Delaware 2005 Becky Bledsoe received Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine Hero Award in recognition of her support of the company’s HopeLine Phone Recycling Program, which turns no-longer-used cell phones into grants and services for domestic violence survivors. As a result of Bledsoe’s commitment to domestic violence education and awareness and phone collection efforts throughout the year while serving as an official HopeLine ambassador, Verizon Wireless made a $2,500 donation to Abriendo Puertas, a Sussex County facility that provides a safe haven and services to area domestic

violence survivors. Sandi Sheckler, associate director, government accounts for Verizon Wireless, presented Bledsoe with a plaque on behalf of Verizon Wireless. Since the HopeLine phone recycling efforts began in 2001, consumers across the U.S. have donated nearly three million phones to HopeLine and more than 600,000 phones have been recycled. Phone donations are accepted at any Verizon Wireless store during business hours. Any make, model or carrier is accepted. For more information, visit

Beebe to offer foot checks for diabetics Beebe Medical Center’s wound care services/diabetes management department will sponsor a series of foot screenings for people who live with diabetes. The screenings are designed for those who are not under the care of a podiatrist. Participants will receive a foot screening, as well as education on daily foot care, proper footwear and problems that require treatment. While the screenings are free of charge, participants must register ahead of time. Daily foot care and the wearing of proper shoes are critical for those with diabetes because of the effects of the disease on blood circulation and the immune system. A loss of feeling in the feet leading to a cut or a wound going unnoticed can occur, as

well as overall problems with the skin’s sweat glands that can lead to dry, cracked skin. These symptoms can lead to serious skin ulcers, fungal infections and bacterial infections that may not heal without medical care. “Our goal as health care providers is to educate people with diabetes about foot care in order to prevent long-term complications and amputations,” says Bonnie Cunningham, department director. “We want everyone in our community to have access to the care they need.” These screenings will take place between 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., June 28, Sept. 6, and Nov. 1 at the Beebe Long Neck Health Center on Long Neck Road in Millsboro. To register, or to learn more about the programs, call 947-2500.

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When cooking moves outside, take precautions Summer is here-the prime time for grilling burgers and chicken outside. While outdoor cooking is one of the best things about the season, food safety is always a concern. “You don’t want foodborne bacteria-causing illnesses to ruin your al fresco feast,” says Dr. Sue Snider, Cooperative Extension specialist for food and nutrition at the University of Delaware. She offers advice to protect you, your family and friends from bacterial contamination. “When fixing meat, there is no difference between cooking outside or in,” she says. “The only sure way to know if food is done is to measure the temperature with a meat thermometer.” According to Snider, burgers must be cooked until they reach 160 degrees inside; chicken must cook until the inside registers 165 degrees. “Also, keep cooked meat on a separate plate from raw meat,” she adds. “Never return cooked meat to the same platter that held the raw meat, where it can pick up whatever bacteria was left behind.” Marinating food for hours or days prior to cooking is a common practice to tenderize meat or add flavor. When marinating meat keep it in the refrigerator,

Burgers must be cooked until they reach 160 degrees inside; chicken must cook until the inside registers 165 degrees. Snider says, not out on the counter. “And don’t reuse the marinade from raw meat or poultry on cooked food,” she adds. When using pre-cooked meat such as ribs make sure the meat is fully cooked. Don’t partially cook the meat and then put it in the refrigerator overnight. This practice invites the growth of bacteria, according to Snider. Coolers aren’t just for cold drinks, Snider notes. “To prevent bacteria growth in the food, keep the cooler temperature below 40 degrees F, and the meat in the cooler until you grill it,” the food safety expert advises. “Then remove only enough raw meat from the cooler to fit on the grill should be removed at a time.” Keep cooked food hot until it is served by pushing to the side of the grill, but not directly over the coals. “Never let food sit out for more than two hours before storing it in the cooler,” Snider says.

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Laurel Star Sports

Sussex West’s B.J. Jenkins gets back to first on a pickoff attempt during last Saturday’s home doubleheader. Also shown is first base coach/player Arthur Hopkins. Photo by Mike McClure

Sussex West drops home doubleheader to Post 1 By Mike McClure The Post 6 Sussex West Patriots lost both games of a home doubleheader last Saturday. Post 1 edged Post 6, 5-3 and 10, in a pair of pitcher’s duels. In game one, Post 1 put three runs on the board in the third inning to break up a scoreless game. B.J. Jenkins picked up Sussex West’s first hit off Post 1 pitcher Rich Schuler in the bottom of the fourth inning. Clark Kenia delivered an RBI double before Schuler singled him in to make it 5-0 after four and a half innings. Sussex West’s Trent Passwaters reached first on an error, Matt Terry reached first on an error and moved into scoring position on the play, Justin Bailey grounded out to plate Passwaters, and Lance Kelley singled in Terry to make it 5-2 after five. Post 6 added a run in the bottom of the sixth inning when catcher Chuckie Jefferson walked, stole second, and scored on an error. Post 1 loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the seventh but reliever Wade Eskridge pitched his way out of the jam. The Patriots were unable to score in the bottom of the inning, falling by the score of 5-3 in the first game of the twin bill. Jenkins, Kelley, Passwaters, and Marcus Bounds accounted for Sussex West’s four hits against Schuler. Matt Dodson allowed four earned runs on seven hits and struck out four in five innings. Eskridge worked two shutout innings and struck out three. In game two, Schuler doubled in A.J. Subach in the top of the fourth to give Post 1 a 1-0 lead. Sussex West starter Justin Bailey allowed a pair of walks and a single to load the bases with one out in the top of the fifth before inducing a pair of lineouts to end the inning. Post 1 also had runners on first and second with no outs in the top of the sixth following an error and an infield single.

Cassie Brennan delivers a pitch during her team’s win in Major League softball action last Thursday in Delmar. Photo by Mike McClure

Post 6 second baseman Matt Dodson throws to first during the Patriots’ 1-0 loss in game two of a home doubleheader last weekend. Sussex West lost both games. Photo by Mike McClure

Second baseman Matt Dodson speared a liner with one away and tossed to shortstop Matt Terry at second for an inning ending double play. Terry hit a one out single in the bottom of the seventh but was left stranded as the Patriots lost game two, 1-0. Trent Passwaters had a pair of hits and Marcus Bounds, Wade Eskridge, B.J. Jenkins, and Terry added one hit each. Bailey allowed one run on four hits and struck out three in seven innings. Continued on page 45

Shoreman Construction’s Ryan Haney comes home with a pitch during a Junior League baseball game last Thursday in Delmar. Photo by Mike McClure

Maryland District 8 major league, 9-10 baseball all-star schedules Major league baseball (Delmar)- 7/5- West Salisbury at Delmar 6 p.m.; 7/9Princess Anne at Delmar 5 p.m.; 7/11- Delmar at East Wicomico (Winterplace Park) 6 p.m.; 7/13- Delmar at Pocomoke 6 p.m.; 7/15- semifinals; 7/16 championship 9-10 baseball (Delmar)- 7/6- Delmar home vs. Princess Anne 6 p.m.; 7/8- Crisfield at Delmar 5 p.m.; 7/10- Pocomoke at Delmar 6 p.m.; 7/12- Delmar at Berlin 6 p.m.; 7/16- semifinals; 7/17- finals See next week’s Star for more District 8 all-star schedules.



✳ JUNE 22- 28, 2006

Shown (l to r) are the NYSA soccer spring fundraiser winners: Tory Ruark, first place; Dakota McGrath, second place; and Stephanie Williams, third place.

Delaware South wins a barn burner in Carpenter Cup baseball tourney The Delaware South baseball team scored five runs in the top of the ninth inning to defeat Mercer County (NJ), 8-4, in the first round of the Carpenter Cup Classic last Thursday in Philadelphia. Laurel’s Antwon Trimball scored what turned out to be the winning run on a wild pitch. Delmar’s Matt Campbell had a hit, two runs, and an RBI; Laurel’s Trent Passwaters added a hit and a run; and Seaford’s Derrik Gibson collected one hit. Also on the Delaware South roster are Laurel’s Taylor Jones, Delmar’s Jordan Johnson, Woodbridge’s Justin Bailey, and Seaford’s Paul Widerman. The team is coached by Seaford’s Kenny Cummings, who is assisted by Seaford’s Craig Dickerson and Ethan Long and Woodbridge’s Derek Lofland. Delaware South faces Chester County (PA), which defeated Delaware North 9-8, in the quarterfinals on Tuesday (see page 46).

THE THROW TO FIRST- Post 6 second baseman Lance Kelley throws to first base during his team’s loss in game one of a doubleheader last Saturday. Kelley had an RBI single in the 5-2 loss. Also shown is Sussex West shortstop Matt Terry. Photo by Mike McClure

Adkins selected to participate in USA Baseball Junior Olympic tourney Laurel’s Zach Adkins, who recently completed his freshman year at Sussex Tech, has been selected to participate in the USA Baseball Junior Olympic Tournament in Jupiter, Florida June 22- July 1. Zach will compete in a tournament against 72 teams from all over the country with the potential of being selected by the USA baseball committee to represent the U.S. in international play later this year. Adkins was selected to play in the tournament by Most Valuable Player, a Maryland company helping to develop athletes. In the past the tournament has helped ignite the careers of future top draft picks and collegiate players.

Gold tops Blue in Blue-Gold all-star senior softball game The Gold team beat the Blue team, 9-3, in the Blue-Gold all-star senior softball game last Wednesday in Dover. Laurel’s Krista Scott scored a pair of runs while Sussex Tech’s Lyndsey Ellsworth, Ashlie Workman, and Bethany Pavlik each scored a run in the Gold victory.


July 14 & 15 Sponsored by SAFE AT THE PLATE- Samantha Johnson, left, slides home safely during a Delmar Major League softball game last week. Photo by Mike McClure

Star to feature Where are they Now?, On Campus With stories The Seaford/Laurel Star will begin running “Where are they Now?” and “On Campus With” stories later this summer. If you know of a local graduate who is no longer in school and has gone on to do great things in life, submit their name for our “Where are they Now?” series. If you have a local “star” who has gone on to play sports in college, let us know about him or her for our “On Campus With” series. Please contact the Star with their name, some background information, and a way to contact them. Send information to the Star at or 302-6299243 (f) or call sports editor Mike McClure at 302-629-9788.

The City of Seaford The Seaford & Laurel Star Newspapers will publish a special section July 6 to include a full schedule of events.

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✳ JUNE 22- 28, 2006


A view from the cheap seats By Mike McClure, Star Sports Editor Last week’s paper featured an ad saluting the Seaford Star (Seaford High) athletes of the year. Normally I run the Laurel Stars of the Year at the end of the high school season, but this year there were too many “stars” to choose from. Here’s a look at the athletes from Laurel, Delmar, and Sussex Tech who were in the running for the honor: Male athletes- Anthony West- Laurel senior Anthony West was the Laurel Star of the Season in the winter after placing second in the state wrestling tournament in the 275 pound weight class. West was also an honorable mention for the honor in the Fall for his outstanding play on the football field. The big guy is one of the nicest young men I’ve covered in high school sports. Tykie Hill- Fellow Bulldog Senior Tykie Hill was one of the Laurel Stars of the Season in the fall after leading the Laurel football to the playoffs. Tykie played on both sides of the ball and was once again one of the team’s vocal leaders. Joe Holland- Delmar grad Joe Holland was a Star of the Season last fall for his strong play on the gridiron. Holland was the Wildcats’ top running back and was also a key player in the secondary. Joe could also be counted on for an interview after the game, at least one time coach Hearn told me to talk to Joe when I approached him for post-game comments. Robert Reed- Senior Robert Reed hit the holes created by the Laurel offensive line and put to rest any doubts about the Bulldogs’ running game following the graduation of Devvery Hill and Chris Horsey. Reed, who also made his presence felt on defense, was the third male Star of the Season in the fall and also received honorable mention in the winter for wrestling. Trent Passwaters and Antwon Trimball- Laurel juniors Trent Passwaters and Antwon Trimball gave Bulldog fans a view of what to expect next season. Passwaters was a Star of the Season honorable mention selection in the winter and spring for basketball and baseball. Trimball was selected Star of the Season in the spring for baseball. He also lined up under center for the football team and showed great improvement on the wrestling mats. Jeff Taylor- Laurel senior Jeffrey Taylor set the table perfectly as the Bulldog baseball team’s leadoff hitter this spring. For his solid hitting and defense as well as his leadership, Taylor was named Star of the Season in the spring. Taylor also played in the secondary for the football team and was a member of the basketball team.

Honorable mention- Scott LawrenceLaurel; Barry Bratten- Delmar; Mike Small- Sussex Tech; Darren Collins- Delmar; Jerry Bagwell- Laurel; Justin Thomas- Delmar; Kevin Johnson- Delmar; Claudy Joinville- Laurel; Rodney Simmons- Laurel; Ryan Hubble- Laurel; Matt Campbell- Delmar; Jordan JohnsonDelmar Female athletes- Katie McMahonDelmar’s Katie McMahon was among the Henlopen Conference’s leading scorers in field hockey. She was named Star of the Season in the Fall and received honorable mention in the winter (basketball) and spring (soccer) and she’s only a sophomore. Ashley Bennett- Laurel senior Ashley Bennett overcame injuries to help lead the girls’ basketball team to the playoffs. Bennett, who was named Star of the Season in winter, is a positive, friendly young lady who loves the game of basketball. Amanda Horsey- Laurel junior Amanda Horsey began the year by playing in Hawaii before turning heads throughout the state of Delaware with her glove and bat as the Bulldogs’ shortstop. For her efforts she was a Star of the Season last spring. Brittney Ruark- Delmar senior hurler Brittney Ruark’s two-year run at Delmar came to a close this spring with a second straight playoff appearance for the Wildcats. Ruark fought off injuries to put up strong numbers once again and was named Star of the Season for the second straight spring. Honorable mention- Lauren EllisDelmar; Ashlyn Booth- Laurel; Alayna Whitney- Laurel; Lauren Witzke- Delmar; Alison Bloodsworth- Delmar; Erin Keenan- Delmar; Leslie Lambrose- Delmar; Twyla Hill- Laurel; Kristina WardLaurel; Brittany Joseph- Sussex Tech; Kim Owens- Sussex Tech; Erin TingleDelmar; Alicia Mills- Delmar; Twila McCrea- Laurel; Miranda Dickerson- Laurel Quick hits- I ran into 2004 Delmar grad Cody Collins at a local graduation ceremony recently. Cody played baseball for DelTech-Owens last spring and is now playing in a wooden bat league in Salisbury this summer. Thanks to John and Donna Ward, Mark Fields, and Martin Donovan for the help in supplying me with District III Little League all-star schedules before the games get under way. All-star coaches, don’t forget to send me your results. The 51st Blue-Gold all-star football game will taks place this Saturday at the University of Delaware (see next week’s Star). Come on out to the game and support the local players as well as the worthy cause the game benefits each year.

Laurel Pop Warner League plans to celebrate 25th anniversary Laurel Pop Warner, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will hold a homecoming on Oct. 14. The league’s three football teams will play the Wicomico Panthers during the day and a dance will be held that night. The league is hoping to have players from each year present at the event. Former players, cheerleaders, and coaches with team pictures, rosters or records are asked to call league president Steve Gordy at 443-880-8266.

PLAY AT THE PLATE- Shoreman Construction’s Ryan Thomas attempts to beat the Optomist Club catcher’s tag during Junior League baseball action last week in Delmar. Photo by Mike McClure


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✳ JUNE 22- 28, 2006

VARSITY L- Shown (clockwise from top left) at the Laurel High Varsity “L” banquet are: Jay Caldwell Award winner Kyle Jones; boys’ soccer player Jorge Lopez; field hockey players Demetra Hammond (Rookie of the Year), Kristina Ward (high scorer), and Krista Scott (MVP and Player of the Year); and boys’ basketball players Jaywaun Cornish, Ryan Hubble, Lance Kelley, Trent Passwaters, and Jeffrey Taylor. Photos by Mike McClure BULLDOG AWARDS- Shown (clockwise from top) at the Laurel High Varsity “L” banquet are: Laurel softball players Krista Scott (Leadership), Amanda Horsey (Leadership, MVP, Will to Win, Player of the Year), and Miranda Dickerson (Leadership); girls’ track MVP Twila McCrea; girls’ basketball seniors Ashley Bennett (MVP), Alayna Whitney (Character), and Ashlyn Booth (Co-defensive Player of the Year); and Trent Passwaters (Most Improved Award for baseball). Photos by Mike McClure

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fourth for an 8-4 lead. Fox Post 2 scored a one run in the fifth, sixth, and seventh inning but fell, 8-7. Sussex West scored eight runs on eight hits and four Fox Post 2 errors. Fox tallied seven runs on 11 hits. Justin Bailey worked five innings and allowed five runs on eight hits for the win while Matt Dodson allowed two runs on three hits in the final two innings for the save. Danny Hamilton collected two hits and three runs, Trent Passwaters went 2for-4 with a run and three RBIs, and


Sonny Clough wins 20th annual Kiwanis Golf Tournament

Baseball- Major League- Braves 7, Orioles 5- For the Braves, Trey Tingle had a walk and one run scored; Shawn O’Neal added a walk and two runs scored; and Andrew Davis singled, walked, and scored a run. Zack Toadvine had a walk and a run scored; Dylan Shockley walked, tripled, and scored two runs; and Paul Elliot singled and doubled. Tingle pitched five innings, giving up no runs on one hit, walking five, striking out eleven and hitting one batter. Elliot pitched one inning giving up five runs on no hits, six walks and two strikeouts. For the Orioles, Beau Warrington doubled, walked, and scored a run; Cory Cutsail drew a pair of walks and scored a run; Justin Metz and Colby Daye each had two walks and a run scored; Lucas Acosta was hit by a pitch and scored a run; and Chris Clementson walked. Cody Tanner pitched four innings, giving up three runs on two hits with five walks and five strikeouts. Daye pitched one inning giving up four runs on two hits, two walks and one strikeout. Orioles 3, Cardinals 0- Lucas Acosta had two singles and a run scored, Cody Tanner tripled and scored a run, and Beau Warrington singled and scored a run for the Orioles. For the Cardinals, Brandon Scott had one hit, Hart McDorman was hit by a pitch, Cole Schaffner walked and had a hit, and Ryan Johnson added a hit. Schaffner pitched a complete game giving up three runs on four hits, walking zero, and striking out eight. Orioles 16, Yankees 5- Lucas Acosta had a single, double, and three runs scored; Chris Clementson had a nice bunt single and a run scored; Cody Tanner singled, doubled, and scored three runs; and Beau Warrington and Josh Wilkens each had three singles and three runs scored. Colby Daye walked; Justin Metz singled from the left side of the plate; Phillip Tonelli drew three walks and scored a run; Kendall Wooten had two walks, a single, and two runs scored and Corey Cutsail added a walk. Acosta also made a nice catch of a line drive in center field. Daye pitched two innings giving up five runs on two hits with three walks, a hit batter, and four strikeouts. Wooten pitched two inSussex West continued On Tuesday, the Patriots moved to 2-1 with an 8-7 win over Fox Post 2 at Soldier’s Field at Delaware State University. The Patriots scored five in the top of the first before Dover scored four runs in the bottom of the inning. Sussex West added one in the second and two in the

✳ JUNE 22- 28, 2006

The following are winners of the 20th annual Seaford Kiwanis Foundation Golf Tournament: First place low gross ($250) - Sonny Clough of Seaford (74); second place ($200) Bill Mitchell of Seaford ($200). First low net ($250) - Rick Peterson of Seaford (66); second place ($200) - Mark Collins of Laurel (67); third place ($100) - Bob DeHaven of Georgetown (68); fourth place ($75) - Ron Bitts of Rehoboth Beach (68); fifth place ($50) - Glenn Jones of Bethel (68); sixth place ($25) - John Leyden Long Neck (69). First place low gross scratch - Ray Hearn of Mt. Joy, Pa.; second place - Larry Troyner of Lincoln. Closest to pin ($50) - Sonny Swain of Bridgeville (hole four, 5’0”) and Ed Butler of Seaford (hole 7, 6’9”). Closest to center of fairway ($50) - Wade Nystrom of Englewood, Fla. (fairway hole one, 10 7/8”) and Wes Brannock of Vienna, Md. (fairway hole five, 11 1/2”). Putting contest - Ron Bitts.

Laurel and Delmar’s community newspaper- the Laurel Star nings giving up no runs on no hits, two walks, a hit batter, and three strikeouts. For the Yankees, Jordan Bailey reached on an error and scored one run; John Skinner reached on a fielder’s choice and scored one run; Kegan Yossick had two hits and two runs scored; and Brian Mills was hit by a pitch twice and scored a run. Dillon Lewis and Colby Cambron each walked and Chris Short drew a pair of walks. Bailey pitched two and a third innings giving up twelve runs on nine hits, four walks, and six strikeouts. Brian Mills pitched one and two thirds innings giving up four runs on four hits, three walks and one strikeout. Kyle Hearn batted 2-for-3 with a double. B.J. Jenkins scored a pair of runs, Dodson went 1-for-4 with a run and two RBIs, Wade Eskridge had a hit and a run, and Matt Terry added an RBI.

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Delaware Stores Only Sussex West outfielder and Laurel High grad Marcus Bounds crosses the plate for a run during a recent American Legion Post 6 game. The team dropped a pair of close games in a home doubleheader against Post 1 after winning two in a row. See page 46 for results from the Patriots’ most recent game. Photo by Mike McClure



✳ JUNE 22- 28, 2006

Delaware District III Little League 9-10, Major League all-star schedules The following are the Delaware District III Little League all-star schedules for Western Sussex teams which begin play June 26 through July 5: 9-10 softball- 6/26- Woodbridge vs. Lower Sussex 6 p.m. at Woodbridge, Nanticoke vs. Rehoboth 8 p.m. at Woodbridge; Laurel vs. Lewes 6 p.m. at Milton, Milton vs. Millsboro 8 p.m. at Milton; 6/27- WoodbridgeLower Sussex winner vs. Nanticoke-Rehoboth winner 6 p.m. at Woodbridge, LaurelLewes winner vs. Milton-Millsboro winner 8 p.m. at Woodbridge, loser’s bracket games 6 and 8 p.m. at Milton; 6/28- loser’s bracket games 6 and 8 p.m. at Milton; 6/29- winner’s bracket game 6 p.m. at Woodbridge, loser’s bracket game 6 p.m. at Milton; 6/30- loser’s bracket championship 6 p.m. at Milton; 7/1- championship game 6 p.m. at Woodbridge; 7/5- second championship game (if necessary) 6 p.m. at Woodbridge 9-10 baseball- 6/26- Laurel vs. Millsboro 6 p.m. at Milton; 6/27- Milton vs. Rehoboth 6 p.m. at Milton, Woodbridge vs. Lewes 8 p.m. at Milton, Georgetown vs. Laurel-Millsboro winner 8 p.m. at Georgetown, Nanticoke vs. Lower Sussex 6 p.m. at Georgetown; 6/28- winner’s bracket games 6 and 8 p.m. at Milton, loser’s bracket game 6 p.m. at Georgetown; 6/29- loser’s bracket games 6 and 8 p.m. at Georgetown; 6/30winner’s bracket championship 6 p.m. at Milton, loser’s bracket games 6 and 8 p.m. at Georgetown; 7/1- loser’s bracket game 6 p.m. at Georgetown; 7/5- loser’s bracket championship 6 p.m. at Georgetown; 7/6- championship 6 p.m. at Milton; 7/7- second championship game (if necessary) 6 p.m. at Milton Major League softball- 7/5- Lewes vs. Millsboro 6 p.m. at Nanticoke, Nanticoke vs. Lower Sussex 8 p.m. at Nanticoke, Woodbridge vs. Milton 6 p.m. at Rehoboth, Laurel vs. Rehoboth 8 p.m. at Rehoboth; 7/6- Lewes-Millsboro winner vs. Nanticoke-Lower Sussex winner 6 p.m. at Nanticoke, Woodbridge-Milton winner vs. Laurel-Rehoboth winner 8 p.m. at Nanticoke, loser’s bracket games 6 and 8 p.m. at Rehoboth; 7/7- loser’s bracket games 6 and 8 p.m. at Rehoboth; 7/8- winner’s bracket game 6 p.m. at Nanticoke, loser’s bracket game 6 p.m. at Rehoboth; 7/10- loser’s bracket game 6 p.m.; 7/11championship 6 p.m. at Nanticoke; 7/12- second championship (if necessary) 6 p.m. at Nanticoke Major softball state tournament- 7/18-22 at Nanticoke More all-star schedules in next week’s Star.

Second baseman Bethany Parsons awaits the pitch during her team’s Major League softball game last week. Photo by Mike McClure

LAUREL TRACK- Shown during the Laurel Varsity “L” banquet, which took place at Laurel High recently, is Martin Acosta. Acosta received an award for MVP of the boys’ track team. Photo by Mike McClure

51st DFRC Blue-Gold all-star football game is Saturday By Mike McClure It’s time once again for the Blue-Gold all-star football game which takes place this Saturday at the the University of Delaware Football Stadium in Newark. The kids party starts at 4 p.m. with the pre-game activities at 6 p.m. and kickoff at 7 p.m. The following local students are scheduled to take part in the 51st annual game: Senior ambassadors- Autumn Fischer, Delmar; Charisse Holmes, Delmar; Jerilyn Idler, Woodbridge Players- Robert Reed and Rodney Simmons, Laurel; Blake Field, Woodbridge; Joe Holland, Delmar; Jacques Bowe, Sussex Tech Senior band members- Eric Givens, Laurel, baritone; Bryant Dotson, Lake Forest (Greenwood), percussion Gold cheerleaders- Lauren McCrea, Laurel; Candice Rummel, Sussex Tech; Erika Springer, Sussex Tech (Laurel) As always, proceeds from the game go directly to fund programs to help people of all ages with cognitive disabilities in Delaware. Since 1956 the DFRC has distributed over $5 million to fund programs throughout the state of Delaware. In addition to the game, the Blue-Gold football game features the hand-in-hand program in which senior high school par-

ticipants have the opportunity to be matched with a “buddy,” a child or teenager, between the ages of 4 and 18, with a cognitive disability. The buddies are reunited with the seniors prior to the start of the game. The program was started to help educate the high school participants about cognitive disabilities and lend greater meaning to the game. The public parking area will be open at 3 p.m. on game day with parking available at a cost of $5 per car. The alumni tent will be open to all past game participants and DFRC friends Tickets will be on sale at a cost of $8 for general admission and $15 for reserved seating (limited). The kid’s game area, hosted by the junior ambassadors, will open at 4 p.m. with the stadium gates opening at 5 p.m. On-field pre-game ceremonies will start at 6 p.m with the introduction of high school participants, all-star buddies and special guests. After the game there will be a presentation of game awards followed by a fireworks show (no spectators will be allowed on the field following the game). Tickets are available in advance by visiting any Happy Harry’s, calling Tickettown at (302) 656-9797 or the DFRC office at (302) 454-2730. The ticket office opens at 3:00 pm on Game Day.

Darren Collins participates in AAU Disney Scholastic Duels MAKING CONTACT- The Dodgers’ Trey Jewell makes contact during a game with the A’s on Monday night in Nanticoke Major League action. Photo by David Elliott

Delaware South falls to Chester, 27-8, in Carpenter Cup baseball The Delaware South baseball team fell to Chester, 27-8, in the second round of the Carpenter Cup Classic on Tuesday, June 20. Chester scored 10 runs in the third inning and 10 in the fifth in the win. Seaford’s Derrik Gibson had three hits and four RBIs in the loss.

Results from the Post 6 Sussex-Milford baseball game, scheduled for Tuesday, were not submitted prior to the paper’s deadline.

Delmar’s Darren Collins took part in the AAU Disney Scholastic Duels as a part of the Delaware Gold team recently. Collins won by forfeit in his team’s 69-6 win over Montana, was pinned in a 42-16 loss to Michigan, and won by pin (:24) in a 39-27 win over North Dakota. The tournament took place in Orlando, Florida. Collins, who also plays football., is entering his senior year at Delmar.

Soccer Sessions Soccer Camp to take place July 17-21 in Seaford The 15th Annual Soccer Sessions Campwill be held at Seaford High July 17-21. This exciting and fun experience is for players ages 6-14 and runs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The camp directors, Tim Lee (Seaford High varsity coach) and Gerry DiBartolo (Salisbury University men’s coach) will be assisted by current college players. For more information visit or call 302-629-5465.


✳ JUNE 22- 28, 2006


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High games and series Gary Smith 301 Tim Reedy 784 Linda Taylor 277, 782

High games and series Ed Wilson 268 Joe Messick 921

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Summer Senior Express High games and series Jim Linton 307 Charles Smith 808 Joyce Linton 290, 788 Paulette Sammons 788

Weds. Adult/Youth High games and series Paul Katzaman 299 Scott Morgan 809 Mimi Blackwater 258, 743 Brad Morgan 261, 725 Ann Marie Childress 283 Taylor Richey 772

Thursday Summer Mixed High games and series Christine Adkins 261 Chris Taylor 261, 765 Martin Piela 290 Josh Graver 768

Weds. No-Tap High games and series Lee Hall 343, 1227 Diane Patchett 356, 1136

Star Weekly Lg. Spotlight Tuesday Nascar Just Us 17-3 Just Do It 13-7 Nascar Fanatics 11-9 Smart Construction10-10 What Ever 10-10 Strikers 7-13 Jesse N Friends 7-13 We’re Still Looking 0-20

Summer Senior Express Silver Lining Guys R Us Strong Possibility Imports Seaford Lanes We 3

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Weds. Adult/Youth Seven Ten Split Bibb Brigade High Dreamers Chilly’s Team Tiffany Bold N Beautiful The Mustangs B&B Morgan Mania

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Look Out 12-4 Whatever 12-4 Fantastic Four 12-4 Heavy Hitters 11-5 Gopher Four 9-7 Nuttin But Family 8.5-7.5 Unknowns 7.5-8.5 Fear the Handicap 7-9 The Young & the Restless 7-9 Azz Kickerz 7-9 Slow Boats 5-11 Late Comers 5-11 Chicks R Us 5-11

Delaware Stingers hosting “Building for the Future” summer camp The Delaware Stingers field hockey club wants to help you build for the future. Over the past four years the DSFHC has grown to over 120 members from all over Sussex County, playing indoor and outdoor field hockey. The camp will focus on individual skills and team play. Players will learn the basics of field hockey: driving, dribbling, passing, shooting, etc. The Stingers are committed to making you a better, stronger player and to helping you develop your self confidence in the game. Camp will take place in the Woodbridge area. Campers must have a stick, shin guards, and a mouth guard. Camp will be coached and staffed by members of the DSFHC, many of who are all-state and all-conference players with lots of field hockey experience. Camp will run from 9 a.m. until noon daily. The cost is $75 and space is limited. Week one is July 31 through August 3 (grades 3-8), 9 a.m. to noon. You can download a camp application and find out more about the Stingers by visiting the club’s website at

LITTLE LEAGUE- Shoreman Construction’s Tyler Cornish, left, stands on second base after hitting a double in a Junior League baseball game last week in Delmar. Allee Dawson stands at first base after drawing a walk in a Delmar Major League softball game last week. Photos by Mike McClure

Training for basketball officials set for July 28-31 at Wesley College A Referee Camp for new and experienced basketball officials is scheduled for July 28 through 31 at Wesley College in Dover. The Camp is sponsored by the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO) Board #129. The camp fee is $25. Room accommodations and meals are available at an additional cost. Meals are $10 all day, while rooms will cost $20 per night. Interested individuals can obtain an application by contacting IAABO Board #129 via email at or write to P.O. Box 101, Milford DE 19963, or call 302-644-7757.

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FIRST WIN- David Brown presents a copy of the boys’ soccer ad he took out in the Laurel Star to commemorate the program’s first varsity win to Laurel athletic director Jerry Mears to display in the school. The team earned its first win in dramatic fashion last Fall. Photo by Mike McClure

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✳ JUNE 22 - 28, 2006

READING FUN - Kris Fleetwood (left) and his brother Erik enjoy some summer reading at the new Laurel library. There are many young people taking advantage of the new library’s services. Photo by Pat Murphy

NEW OFFICERS - American Legion Post 19 Auxiliary recently installed its officers for the 2006-07 term. They are, left to right: Juniata Cummings, sergeant at arms; Charlotte Wingate, historian; Sandy Littleton, financial secretary; Shirley Johnson, treasurer; Vicki Higgins, secretary; Doris Kernagham, vice president, and Helen Pepper, president. Below, officers for Post 19, Laurel for 2006-07 term are, from left: Art Leigh, sergeant at arms; Maurice Evans, service officer; Richard Roller, chaplain; Jim Moore, finance officer; Wayne Mitchell, 2nd vice commander; John Nichols, 1st vice commander; Paula Walls, past commander, and Carlton Pepper, commander. Photo by Pat Murphy

FIRE DRILL - It’s the last day of school and these youngsters at Paul Lawrence Dunbar School get to go outside a little early for a fire drill, on June 7. Photo by Pat Murphy.

ON THE SCENE - Laurel veteran fireman Glenn Adams at the door of an electrical fire on Mt. Zion Road in Laurel, last week. Photo by Pat Murphy.

REUNION - The Laurel High School class of 1943 held a reunion at R.J. Riverside restaurant May 27. First row, from left: Jean Shadburn Gordon, Eleanor Moore Paradee, Anne Dickerson Calloway, Johnny Janosik, Doris Woerner Downes and Lois Woerner Adkins. Second row: Elizabeth Oliphant Fisher, Anna Bryan West, Ethel Massey Breasure, Irene Collins Outten, Ruth Dykes Rust and Helen Mitchell Records. Also attending were several spouses of the 11 deceased members of the class.


✳ JUNE 22 - 28, 2006

It is wonderful being grandparents of the bride Memorial Day weekend of 2006 is one that Chuck and I will remember with great fondness for the rest of our lives. On Saturday, May 27, our granddaughter, Betsy, daughter of our daughter, Bonnie and her husband, Jim Shaw of Florence, S.C., became the bride of Brent Douglas Roof of Columbia, S.C., in First Presbyterian Church. During the nearly 60 years that Chuck and I have been married, we have enjoyed many weddings, been involved in quite a few, been parents at daughter Bonnie’s wedding and at son Philip’s wedding, and seen many changes in weddings and all that is involved in the special day. We have been to both small and large weddings, been to some very simple weddings and some very elaborate weddings, but the wedding of Betsy and Brent was totally different. At our wedding in September of 1946, World War II had come to an end the previous year, yet the after-effects were still being felt in many ways. Sugar rationing was still in effect and this meant that ration tickets must be saved for quite a while so there would be enough to take to the bake shop that made our wedding cake. Shoe rationing was still in effect, which meant one planned well ahead as to just which pair of shoes would be bought for the honeymoon trip. We borrowed Chuck’s grandfather’s automobile and were able to drive to Washington, D.C., for our honeymoon trip. We were able to use gasoline rationing coupons because as a farmer his grandfather received extra coupons. When Bonnie married Jim Shaw, as parents of the bride we had the responsibilities that are a part of parenthood. When son Philip married Julie Ammann, we were parents of the groom and had fewer responsibilities. In each case, though, we were totally involved in planning and executing all that makes up a large wedding. And, we enjoyed every minute of the activity. Betsy is our first grandchild to be married. And the entire program changes when one is a grandparent rather than a parent. As a grandparent, all that is expected of you is to be at the proper place at the proper time, wear the proper outfit and be proud and enjoy.

Moments with Mike Virginia ‘Mike’ Barton Southern weddings are somewhat different from other weddings in that there are lots of parties in the immediate days preceding the wedding. Betsy’s was no exception. From the time we arrived in Florence on Thursday, until the Saturday-evening formal affair, we were in a whirl. We enjoyed one barbecue, one bridal luncheon, one rehearsal banquet, one bride-to-be brunch and then the wedding and reception. It seemed that all we did was change our outfits, eat, smile and enjoy. The wedding went off without a hitch. The large church was filled with family and friends, and all we had to do was be escorted down the aisle as the honored grandparents of the bride. This we did with great pride. In the few moments before the bride’s mother, our daughter, Bonnie, was escorted down the long aisle, and then the wedding march music filled the air, thoughts were racing through my mind of the many changes in weddings through the years. And, of how some things remain constant. Betsy was an absolutely beautiful bride (after all, she is our granddaughter). Brent is a fine young man who loves her dearly, and they will have a beautiful life together. We were fortunate to have son, Philip and wife Julie; son, John and his friend Judith of Hawaii; and two of our other granddaughters, Meagen and Brooke, there. So most of our family was together for a brief period of time. The months of planning resulted in a beautiful experience for everyone involved. The friends of the bride and groom danced the night away at the reception, and at after-the-wedding parties. The grandparents? We, like most other grandparents, went back to our condo, and quickly entered the Land of Nod. We had changed clothes for the last time. We had a thousand happy thoughts to dream on. It was time to reap the benefit of being a grandparent.



Sarah Marie Trivits 875-3672 Well, I took a vacation, returned home, but I think I left my mind behind in the Outer Banks of N.C., as I forgot two very important dates — for my friend, Joanne Mitchell, who celebrated on June 16 and my ex co-worker, Mel Cordrey for June 20, I wish both a happy, belated birthday. It seems my senior moments are piling up and arriving more frequently! On June 10, Tim and Jane Burlingame attended the wedding of Laura McClelland to Carl Nelson at the Haygood United Methodist Church in Atlanta , Ga. Following the ceremony they joined in toasting the couple at the reception held for them at the Atlanta Women’s Club. En route home the Burlingames stopped off in Bristol, Tenn. To visit their daughter, Julie, husband, Jeff, and their grandson, Lucas, who is one big, year old now. Congratulations to Matthew Adams, a 2006 Sussex Tech graduate, who has won the State Championship for Communications Club Award, Delaware Skills, U.S.A. for TV production competition for the years 2005 and 2006. Matt left on Monday from BWI to travel to Kansas City, Mo., to compete in the Nationals for this field. My sources relayed this message to me this week concerning Marion (Pete) Henry’s 80th birthday on June 26. Lots of good wishes from all of us, Pete, now dig into that cake and ice cream. Mr. Robert Horsey has requested that I remind the “Hastings Clan” of the family reunion to be held at Trap Pond on Sunday, June 25. He also invites family friends (you don’t even have to be a “kissing cousin”) to join the group — the more the merrier. Over the past few years we’ve had many inquiries as to what happened to members of the Carlton Elliott family — Harper, Carlton (“Buddy”), Mary Virginia

and Frances. As you will probably remember, Buddy went on to play pro football with the Green Bay Packers and I have just learned of his death last July, 2005, as a result of pneumonia, at his home where he was living at the time, somewhere on the Gulf Coast. Frances is the only surviving member of the family and resides in Fresno, Calif. Young Rider Lewis returned to his home in Chicago this past Monday after spending 10 days with grandparents, Robert and Billie Jane Wheatley. He was accompanied home, via one of our major air-lines, by grandmom, Billie Jane. He’s been such a happy camper this spring visiting family and friends. We’re happy to report that Wilbert Adams, following recent surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital is now at home successfully recuperating from his procedure in Baltimore. We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of: Barbara German, Madelyn P. Watkins and Russell C. Hastings. We continue with prayers for those who are ill: Ralph Baker, Richard Cordrey, Terry Layton, Wilbert Adams, Kelly Griffith, Joan Venables, Herman Cubbage, Enoch Schwartz, Homer Disharoon, and Hattie Puckham. Happy birthday wishes to some June celebrants: Virginia Dorman, Anna Mohr and Betty Sullivan on June 23; Dorothy Hearn and Grayson Kenney, June 24; Ethel Anderson, June 25; “Pete” Henry, June 26; Joseph Dechene, June 27; Charles Nicholson and Margaret Koster, June 28; Manuel Naveria and Ruth Nock, June 29. “Debt is the certain outcome of an uncertain income.” See you in the Stars.

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Meredith will marry DiNunzio Jeff and Mary Meredith of Seaford announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Meredith, to Dominick DiNunzio, the son of Dominick and Deborah DiNunzio of Quarryville, Pa. The bride-to-be graduated from Seaford Christian Academy in 1999. She then attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., in the fall of 1999 where she met Dominick. She received her bachelor’s degree in marketing management in 2003. She is employed by as a sales service representative. Dominick graduated from Calvary Baptist Christian School in 1999 in Lancaster, Pa. He then attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. in the fall of 1999. He received his bachelor’s degree in 2003 in 2003 in marketing management. He is employed by IKON Office Solu-

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tions as an account executive in Harrisburg, Pa. A Nov. 11, 2006 wedding is planned.

Pamela Ann and Burns Francis Benson

Pirone, Benson are married Nuptial vows were exchanged on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, in St. Clare Roman Catholic Church, Great Kills, Staten Island, N.Y., by Eltingville residents Pamela Ann Pirone and Burns Francis Benson. Monsignor Michael Crimmons celebrated the 3 p.m. mass. A reception followed in the South Shore Country Club, Staten Island. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pasquale Pirone of Eltingville, Staten Island, and was given in marriage by her father. She selected her sisters, Eileen Wolpin and Lynnell Pirone, as the matron and maid of honor respectively. The bridesmaids were Andrea Albertson, Candace Lombardi, Jamie-Lynn Mollo, Maureen Daley, Stacey Martin and Marie Cowgill. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester F. Benson of Seaford. Brian Cowgill served as best man for Mr. Benson and the ushers were Dominic Muzzi, Daniel Aliá, Jeffrey Windish, Joshua George and Kenneth Nuttal. Elizabeth J. Botkin and Sarah L. Hare, nieces of the groom, distributed programs for the ceremony to the wedding guests.

Mrs. Benson is a graduate of St. Joseph Hill Academy, Staten Island. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice and history from the University of Delaware at Newark, where she served as vice president of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She received a juris doctorate from Widener University School of Law, Chester, Pa., where she joined Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity, was a student attorney for its family law clinic and a volunteer with the prevention of domestic violence society. She was also a law clerk to the Honorable Sebastian P. Lombardi in the Superior Court, Essex County, N.J. She is an associate attorney with Goldstein and Bachman, Old Bridge, N.J. Mr. Benson is a graduate of Seaford High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in horticulture from the University of Delaware, Newark, and a master’s of landscape architecture degree from Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md. He is a landscape architect with Paul Keyes Associates, Tenafly, N.J. After a honeymoon in Antigua, the newly weds are residing in Annadale, Staten Island, N.Y.

50TH ANNIVERSARY - On May 6, Ethel and Raymond Shea of Bridgeville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise dinner party given by their sons, Ed and Mike Shea, and daughter-in-laws, Stephanie and Kathleen, and grandchildren Ethel and Ray. Friends Joe and Shirley Prezioso, Noreen Marten and Gina Shapley were there and shared in the celebration. The party was held at Bennie’s Junction in Harrington. The Sheas were married in Trinity Lutheran Church in Hicksville, Long Island, N.Y. on May 19, 1956.

Lotspeich, Atlas plan to be wed Dave and Lois Lotspeich of Roseburg, Ore., announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Kay Lotspeich, to Matthew David Atlas, son of Steve and Gail Atlas of Seaford. The groom-to-be teaches technology education at Seaford Middle School, and his bride-to-be will be teaching part time. The couple will reside in Seaford. A June 24, 2006, wedding is planned at the Lotspeich home in Roseburg, Ore.

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If life is a bowl of cherries, you must be in France! It’s just about this time every year, the official start of summer, that I wish I were in the south of France. Right now, the weather is perfect there — warm and sunny with low humidity. And from the stands of roadside entrepreneurs to modern mega marts, sweet cherries abound. I’m missing this year’s bumper crop that is reportedly sweeter and cheaper than ever. The traditional summer cherry dessert is clafoutis (klah foo tee), a delectable pudding cake. It’s usually cooked with the cherries unpitted — a fact I found out the hard way the first time I tried it. But eating the cherries by hand from a brown paper bag is simply magnifique. Take advantage of the availability of cherries in our stores right now. Here are a few tasty ideas. Cherry Clafoutis Serves 6 to 8 Butter and sugar for the baking dish 1 and 1/4 pounds cherries 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup cream 2/3 cup milk 4 eggs 2 egg yolks 3 tablespoons kirsch (optional)

The Practical Gourmet Confectioner’s sugar for dusting Pit the cherries (or not, but be sure to warn everyone). Brush a baking dish (oval is traditional, about 13 inches long) with some melted butter and coat it with some sugar. Shake out any excess sugar. Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl and make a well in the center. Pour the milk and cream into the well and stir to make a smooth paste. Add the eggs, egg yolks and sugar. Continue whisking to make a smooth batter. Put the cherries into the buttered and sugared pan. Ladle the batter over the cherries. Bake the clafoutis in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes. It should be puffed up and just beginning to brown.

Remove from oven. Allow to cool slightly, then dust with the confectioner’s sugar and serve. It’s wonderful with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Cherries Poaches in Kir A delicious dessert recipe with cherries poached in wine, cassis and spices. Eat them as is or use as a topping for ice cream, custards, crepes, etc. 1 pound cherries, pits removed 2 and 2/3 cups white wine 1/3 cup cassis (A low proof liqueur made from black currants) 1 3-inch piece cinnamon stick 3 whole cloves Scant 1 cup superfine sugar Stir the wine, kir, spices, sugar together in a saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Place the cherries in the liquid and simmer for about 5 minutes. They should be just tender, not mushy. Remove the cherries with a slotted spoon. Bring the poaching liquid to a boil and reduce it by half, about 10-15 minutes. Watch it closely so that it doesn’t boil over. Serve them as is or pour the syrup over

them and chill. They can also be put in glass jars and kept in the refrigerator for several months. Green Beans With Cherries Serves 6. This dish, Haricots Verts Montmorency, is named for a town near Paris known for its cherries. Dishes labeled Montmorency will always include cherries. 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and cut on the diagonal 1 cup cherries, pitted 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 1/2 clove garlic, green germ removed and put through a press 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Bring a pot of salted water to a boil; add beans and blanch 4 to 5 minutes. Drain in a colander under cold running water. Put beans into a dry skillet and heat over medium heat until the moisture on them evaporates. Stir in the cherries, garlic, butter and herbs, tossing to coat well. Cook until the cherries are heated through. Taste and correct seasoning. Serve at once. The beans make a good accompaniment to grilled or roasted chicken. Recipes courtesy of Debra Weber and French food

Special Thanks To Laurel Library Supporters I wish to thank every person, business, and organization that gave so generously of their money, time, goods, and services to the Laurel Public Library during our 20012006 Capital Campaign. We opened at our newly renovated and greatly expanded site on April 24 and held our Public Open House on May 20. Our new library expansion would not have been possible without two variances approved by the Laurel Mayor and Council. In addition, they also waived the town’s permit fees required for the project. We also received excellent cooperation from the Sussex County Council regarding our building permit review process. Our new building would also not have been possible without the many donors, both large and small, who contributed to our Capital Campaign. The names of major donors or their loved ones they chose to honor are displayed on plaques in the lobby, at designated areas throughout the library, and on the engraved bricks that line the entrance sidewalk. In addition, the State of Delaware provided 50% of the construction costs to match all the money that we raised locally. The entire Laurel library community owes the Laurel Good Samaritan Aid Organization a great big “THANK YOU” for allowing our library to use their old site as our temporary library where we offered full library services during the renovation/expansion of our old library. Not only that, but they gave us rent-free use of the building! Without their building, we would not have had a library in Laurel for the past two years. We shall be eternally grateful to them. In addition to their major donation in memory of her parents, Johnny and Mary Louise Janosik also provided trucks and drivers for several days during the moves to our temporary site and back to the new site. We greatly appreciate their assistance and generosity. I also want to express my personal thanks and appreciation to my fellow Commissioners (Sylvia Bradley, Vice President; Janice Tranberg, Treasurer; Don Dykes; and

Nancy Steele) who “signed on” to attend monthly board meetings but have been participating in weekly and sometimes two or more meetings per week during the past few years. Tamatha Lambert, our Library Director, went far “above and beyond the call of duty” in continuing to work with us part-time through our Open House on May 20, although she had moved to northern Virginia because of her husband’s new job and she, too, has another full-time job. We just cannot say enough good things about Tamatha. We really miss her smiling face and great enthusiasm. She did an outstanding job for our library. She was the ideal library director! Mary Brittingham, our Assistant Director, has practically lived at the new site since we moved back. We just cannot thank or praise Mary enough! She has done a tremendous job filling in during Tamatha’s absence and coordinating our staff during the recent move and transition into the new building. Our library staff has also done an amazing job during the past two years in packing and helping move the entire contents of our library twice (to our temporary location and back to the renovated/expanded site). In addition, when we opened at our new site, our expanded staff had the added frustration of a new library computer system for Kent and Sussex Counties, which had several “glitches” and caused many challenges for them and our patrons. Although improving, the new computer system still has a few problems that are being addressed. Dave Tranberg, our Capital Campaign Chairman from 2001 to 2004, spoke to many groups and individuals and wrote numerous letters requesting funding. Most of our funds were collected during that period, and Dave’s efforts were extremely helpful and productive. Our Capital Campaign Planning Committee and The Friends of the Laurel Library also have to be mentioned and thanked. Although small in number, these groups have worked hard to support our Capital Campaign. In

addition, the Friends group has funded our Summer Reading Program and purchased several items as needed by our library through the years. Our library has had many loyal and dedicated volunteers who have helped in so many ways during the past several years. However, I am compelled to single out Bill Trujillo who worked on our shelving and numerous other projects for several days before we moved into our temporary location. More recently, Bill spent many more days working on our old bookshelves sanding, painting, refinishing, and renovating them for the downstairs Storybook Room and the upstairs Adult Non-Fiction area. Without Bill’s help, those areas would not have been ready for our opening on April 24. Last, but certainly not least, we thank the Laurel Star for the excellent news coverage they have given to our Capital Campaign, the progress of the construction, and our recent open house activities. If you have not seen YOUR beautiful, new library, please stop by soon and get a new library card (because of the new computer system), if you have not already done so. Several people have recently asked about our Capital Campaign. We still need $25,000 to reach our goal. We’ll be sending in another order for engraved bricks ($75 each) on Monday, June 26, and we still have room for several more plaques listing donors. Please call the library at 875-3184, if you have questions or would like to contribute to our Capital Campaign. Again, our very special thanks to everyone who has helped our library in any way in the past five years during our Capital Campaign and the three years of planning before that. Ed Ralph, President Board of Commissioners Laurel Public Library



✳ JUNE 22 - 28, 2006

Laurel native enjoys flying, furniture making and golf Life is full of surprises and some of them can make your day, AT URPHY can’t they? Well, the other evening I talked on the phone for perhaps Golf just doesn’t seem 20 minutes or more to someone whose voice certainly sounded a like him as he always little different from the last time we had seen and talked to each other, wore those jeans and perhaps 20 years ago or more. It engineering boots, as we was Keith Shoemaker, a Texan now but a former New York stater called them back then. who moved to Delaware at a young age with his family and attended Laurel schools, as did his brothers and sis- shows and in trade magazines,” said Keith. Some years ago Keith got his pilot’s liters, Robin, Cathy, Jimmy and Bobby. cense and for many years had his own Keith’s dad, Bob, worked in construcplane. Keith is also still a hunter and fishtion and his mom, Eleanor, was a homeerman, but travel, furniture making and maker, busy with five school age children. Bob, rather tall and gangly, as some would two gardens that he maintains every year are things that keep Keith young. Eddie say, and my dad Tom, all 5 foot 7 of him, says Keith makes the most beautiful furnihit it off instantly as both loved fishing ture you have ever seen. As if that isn’t and the outdoors. They lived on the Lauenough — now get this — Keith is an avid rel-Delmar road (Rt. 13) for several years golfer. That just doesn’t seem like him as and Keith had many school friends, inhe always wore those jeans and engineercluding Janet and Eddie Musser and othing boots, as we called them back then. ers. Well, “Skeeter,” good luck on your The Mussers keep in touch with Keith Dec. 29 retirement. I can see you will have today. Keith, with his trademark smile, blond hair and good physique, was certain- plenty to do and thanks so much for your ly well liked by the girls — of course, that encouraging words about the Star. I enjoyed your call so much! is another story. Keith left school around 1960 and went into the service and alHope Huey has retired from the office though I’m not sure what he was in the of Drs. Claravall and Pedro after 40-plus service, I believe it was in electronics. After the service he went to work for an elec- years in the nursing field. Without a doubt, she is a very caring, compassionate pertric company in New York state where he son. She will be missed and that’s an unmet his wife Linda, if my memory serves derstatement. Seems only yesterday that me right. I have heard it many times, Hope was one of the cheerleaders for Lau“That was the best thing that ever haprel High, in 1960, I believe. Well, Hope, pened to him,” as Keith settled down. He here’s wishing you the best and I know and Linda are the parents of two grown many others feel the same way because sons. Keith is very proud of them, I could tell they are the ones who told me of your retirement. from our conversation. Either Scott or Mark is in the body shop business, but his Two weekends ago, the Laurel Police passion is fixing up those show cars. “SevDepartment held its “Kids’ Day Out” in eral have been featured on television Laurel River Park. A few days ago, I was



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taking photos for the Star at the fishing ramp on Broad Creek when I noticed several of the young fishermen with their brand new poles that they received at the Kids’ Day Out function. That alone told me what a great thing Laurel Police Department has done. Next year, when they have it, send your kids. It’s a good thing! Seaford Chamber of Commerce and host Callaway, Farnell and Moore’s Rt. 13 office certainly hit a home run with their mixer on Thursday, June 15. Dee Cross from Laurel is the office manager and broker and she, along with Seaford Chamber director Paula Gunson and Callaway Farnell and Moore president George Farnell, really brought the people out. Probably all told there were 100 people there. Everybody in a 50-mile radius certainly knows Al Temple. Well, Al won the grand prize drawing so his luck has not changed. Yeah, he’s as quiet as ever but did not have his favorite clipboard that he carried around for 30-plus years at DuPont. Same sheet of paper on the clip board, too! Al, I’m just kidding, you are a great part of the fun days we had at “the plant.” George Farnell gave a brief history of the firm that he became a partner in when it was still just an insurance firm, in 1961. Congrats on a fun event! As best I hear, Johnny Janosik’s new World of Furniture Store in Laurel will open some time in September. Of course everything is “iffy” in construction until the final stage. The new Domino’s and

Subway look to be another month or more from opening in Laurel, but boy are they coming along with the new Day’s Inn next to McDonald’s in Seaford. The new shopping center in Delmar is still quite a way from being finished and housing projects keep popping up everywhere as the sleepy little towns of Delmar and Laurel prepare for a little growth of their own. Messiah Church is going to be doing a patriotic musical entitled “One Nation Under God” on Saturday, July 1, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 2, at the 9:30 a.m. service and at 7 that evening. From the talk around town, this is one spectacular show that you will not soon forget. The church is located in the Tyndall’s building on Dual 13 and Discountland Road and it has a very large, beautiful sanctuary that will accommodate large audiences. Make plans to see it! Welcome to our new librarian, Harriet Jarish of Laurel, who starts today, June 22. More on Harriet in a separate story. Have a wonderful week everybody and get signed up for the parade and 4th of July talent contest.

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Letters Sussex County Sheriff’s office is under attack I am convinced that Sussex County Sheriff Bob Reed is getting a raw deal and so are the majority of the citizens of Sussex. According to the Delaware Constitution, the Sheriffs of Sussex, Kent, and New Castle are “The Keepers of the Peace.” The constitution has never been amended to say otherwise, which would require two back-to-back legislative sessions to accomplish. Only a few people are opposed to the sheriff having full police powers. They are the Sussex County Chiefs of Police led by Georgetown Chief Bill Topping, who has a definite personality conflict with Sheriff Bob Reed, as I personally witnessed while guest hosting a WGMD show on Tuesday, June 13. Also, the mayors came out in opposition to the sheriff as well, stating absolutely false claims of a liability issue which in fact does not exist, because the sheriff of Sussex County and his deputies have exactly the same insurance that all municipal police officers have. Someone has definitely misinformed these elected officials. Finally, 14th District Rep. Pete Schwarzkopf has been ill advised by the police chiefs to present legislation that would remove the sheriff’s powers, as clearly established by the Delaware Constitution. I understand his bills are going nowhere in the Delaware House of Representatives, and rightfully so. In conclusion, Sheriff Reed has been overwhelmingly elected by the people of Sussex in two previous elections on this specific law enforcement platform. I predict he will be elected again for another four-year term in November. What could possibly be wrong with having an extra six-pairs of eyes with arrest powers in Sussex County, especially when Sussex County does not have adequate police protection? Within Sussex County proper, the State Police are short handed and are very slow to respond due to the large geographical area and the unplanned growth propagated by the Sussex County Council. If Rep. Schwarzkopf wants to do something really constructive, he should propose bills that clearly establish the sheriff’s legitimate powers, which is the real desire of the people of Sussex County, and stop pandering to the few people who dislike Sheriff Reed personally and those misguided individuals in law enforcement who are concerned about money and control. A. Judson Bennett Lewes

Open Letter to Ms. Jean Allen The following letter was sent to Ms. Jean Allen, president of the Delaware State Board of Education, and a copy was forwarded to this newspaper.

Stars’ Letters Policy All letters should include the writer’s name, address and phone number for verification purposes. Names will be published. No unsigned letters will be published. No letters which the management deems to be libelous will be published. The Star reserves the right to edit or reject any letters. Send your letters to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, or email morningstarpub Dear Ms. Allen: We are writing to submit comments with reference both to the proposed new regulations pertaining to “High School Graduation Requirements and Diplomas” and the task force report to the state board of education on which they are based (“Updating Delaware’s High School Graduation Requirements” June, 2006). Foremost, DSEA wishes to commend the state board of education and the Secretary of Education Valerie Woodruff for efforts to increase the rigor associated with our state’s high school diploma. We strongly support the key recommendations of the task force: (1) the additional fourth year of mathematics; (2) the increase to a total of 24 credits; (3) the requirement for a more intensive program of study during the senior year; and (4) the provision of a possible fifth year of high school to enable students to complete the more rigorous requirements. Despite the challenges of increased costs and the availability of highly qualified teachers, DSEA remains convinced that the requirement of four years in the ‘core’ subjects — mathematics, science, social studies, and English/language arts — should, however, be our continuing goal. With respect to the current report and proposed regulations, DSEA’s continuing concerns are as follows:

1. Mandatory world languages: While we are generally supportive of the requirement for two years of world language (beginning with the class of 2013) as the stepping stone to 24 credits, we believe that making this a strict requirement for all students will unduly and unnecessarily restrict their choices in preparation for future careers, whether in the workplace or postsecondary education. DSEA continues to believe that there must be an equally rigorous pathway to the new 24-credit standard that does not include mandatory study of a world language. We believe that an additional year of either science or social studies and an additional year of career pathways will provide equal rigor for the student not headed for a traditional college or university after high school graduation. We also are concerned with the deleterious effect this requirement could have on students with IEPs. Moreover, if policy makers deem the study of world languages of central importance during high school education, then introduction of students to such languages must begin in elementary school. 2. Instructional learning plans: We are very supportive of the idea that each student will have an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP), developed with intensive counseling from a guidance counselor and/or teacher, in order to develop and monitor her/his high school education. However, DSEA is very concerned about the preparation and implementation of this new increase in workload and responsibility for professional educators working at our state’s middle and high schools. We hope that the state department of education will work closely with DSEA over the coming year, during the piloting of this new program in three districts, to determine what changes will be necessary before full scale implementation begins the following year. Additionally, what ramification(s), if any, will arise for our high schools once the two-year grant from the National Governors’ Association terminates? 3. Staffing and funding: We fully support the proposed increase in staffing intended by the report (reduction of the unit count ratio from 20:1 to 19:1) in order to

implement the new credit requirements. We hope that the department of education will ask all school districts to project two levels of anticipated staffing — one for the new mathematics requirement and ILPs and the second, longer-term projection for the new world language requirement — prior to the submission of the department of education’s FY08 budget request to the Office of Management and Budget. We believe that both projections are important in order to raise the awareness of the school districts regarding the new credit requirements as well as the implementation of ILPs for all students. 4. Availability of highly qualified teachers: In light of all of the proposed new requirements, DSEA wishes to emphasize its concern for the availability of a sufficient supply of highly qualified teachers, particularly in the areas of mathematics, world languages, and science. To this end, we recommend that the state board of education and department of education work with all concerned parties to convince the governor to increase scholarship funding on a long-term basis that will train additional teachers at in-state colleges and universities in these critical needs areas in exchange for multi-year teaching commitments in Delaware public schools. If this effort begins now, we will have created a steady supply stream that will come online as the new, more rigorous requirements take effect. Lastly, we recommend that the state board of education establish a formal process to receive annual updates on the progress related to the recommendations of this report and the new regulations. There will be both intended and unintended consequences from these bold new actions. Keeping the public eye focused on them will ensure that the appropriate political support is marshaled for their successful implementation. Thank you for considering our perspective and for providing our organization with the opportunity to work on the task force. Barbara Grogg President, DSEA Business 302-629-5575 Toll Free 800-221-5575 Fax 302-629-5573 P.O. Box 598-US 13, Seaford, DE 19973

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✳ JUNE 22 - 28, 2006

Opinion A special time in area’s history

VIEWPOINT Two upcoming community events showcase what is best in the area There are two major events upcoming within the next four weeks that attract tens of thousands of people to the western Sussex area. The events showcase the area that is overlooked by most people who think that Sussex Both events are County ends at Rt. 1 great examples of why and the beach resorts. this area is a great Laurel’s 12th annual place to live and do Independence Day Cel- business. Both events ebration will take place have become a homeall day and into the coming for local resinight ending with firedents and a way for works on Tuesday, July visitors to discover the 4, and Seaford’s 12th area and its people. annual Nanticoke Riverfest will offer water and land events on July 14 and 15. Both events are great examples of why this area is a great place to live and do business. Both events have become a homecoming for local residents and a way for visitors to discover the area and its people. As anyone who has ever served on an events committee will tell you, putting on a large event like these two have become is a thankless job. It requires endless hours of planning, solicitation of funds from businesses, friends and organizations already being hit from all sides for donations, seamless coordination and scheduling and the sacrifice of time on the day or days of the actual events. The sponsors who support the events also deserve accolades. Without financial support, the events could not occur. And the vast majority of the people serving on these committees are volunteers who do this only because they have a deep caring attitude about the town they call home. They volunteer year after year to provide fun and entertainment to others — and to also show off their town. Planning for these events starts as soon as the previous year’s event ends. Committees get together and critique what went right and what went wrong as they prepare for next year’s event. The process is never-ending as the committees go about the duties of preparation each year. We salute the planning committees for the two events as they head into the final stages of preparation. The best way we can show our appreciation is to attend the events and take part in the busy schedules they have planned. Although the numbers making up the committees may be small, the fruits of their labors are great.

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I have enjoyed reading Mike Lambert’s step back in time account of the short but sweet history of the Seaford Eagles in the Eastern Shore League. (The last part of the series is included in this edition.) The Eagles, a class D minor league baseball team, played in Seaford from 1946 to 1949, at a stadium where Soroptimist Park now sits. Of course, there are no remnants of the stadium and no evidence that the professional team ever played there. But it was a special time in the history of the town. Mike, who is a baseball history fanatic (and that’s an understatement, believe me), has become an expert on the Eagles. He has tracked down former players all over the country, has collected memorabilia (even bought items on Ebay) and interviewed people who were involved in other ways as fans and workers at the stadium. He, like me, would love to go back in time and see a game in person. Most of the town closed up shop when the Eagles played at home. It was the place to be. It didn’t matter if they won or lost. Even though the players were entry level minor league players, they were the boys of summer playing the national pastime and local people idolized them as sports heroes. This was the time before television and high-priced free agents — a time of innocence. In reality, several players did go on to have successful baseball careers beyond the Eagles and some ended up in the major leagues. Some also put down roots, married local girls and called Seaford their home. I guarantee you that if you sit down and talk to any Seafordian who was above the age of 10 during the time of the Eagles, they have memories of the team. My mother, Shirley Gleason MacArthur, worked at the stadium during home games selling seat cushions. John Higgins sold programs (one of those programs is in a display devoted to the Eagles at the Seaford Museum). Through all of Lambert’s research, (and I have done some of President Bryant Richardson Vice President Pat Murphy Secretary Tina Reaser

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my own), he can’t find a photograph of the ONALD AC RTHUR outside of the stadium. There are plenty of old Even though the players photographs showing the inside of the wood- were entry level-minor league players, they were en stadium, but none can be located showthe boys of summer playing the outside. ing the national pastime William “Ducky” and local people idolized Waller, a lifelong them as sports heroes. Seaford resident and ardent baseball fan, terfront” (36), “The Killing Fields” has some photographs that he took (60), “Cool Hand Luke” (71) or as a youth growing up in Seaford “Thelma and Louise” (78) very inshowing construction of the stadispirational. They were all great um. He shared them with me removies, but I wouldn’t put them in cently and they are really special. the same inspirational class as You will be reading more about Ducky’s recollections of the Eagles “Hoosiers” (1986) and “Chariots of Fire “ (100). in a future edition. Two of my all-time favorite movies are on the top 10 list — INSPIRATIONAL FILM - The “To Kill A Mockingbird” and American Film Institute recently “Breaking Away.” Most everyone released the 100 most inspirational has seen the black and white Acadfilms. The top 10 are: 1. “It’s a emy Award-winning “MockingWonderful Life” (1946); 2. “To bird” starring Gregory Peck as AtKill a Mockingbird” (1962); ticus Finch, but few have seen the 3. “Shindler’s List” (1993); bicycle-racing classic “Breaking 4. “Rocky” (1976); 5. “Mr. Smith Away” which is also an Academy Goes to Washington” (1939); 6. “E.T. the Extraterrestrial” Award winner for best screenplay, (1982); 7. “The Grapes of Wrath” believe it or not. Best inspirational movie not on (1940); 8. “Breaking Away” (1979); the list: “American Flyers,” a 1985 9. “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947); bicycle-race-finding-out-about-life 10. “Saving Private Ryan” (1998). You will notice that no films movie starring a very, very young over the past six years made the Kevin Costner. list. In fact, only five films made in the 2000s are on the list with DEDICATED MAN - Ron “Seabiscuit” (2003) as the top film Breeding, who always answers the at number 50. Others are “Erin call when his community needs Brockovich” (2000) at 73, “Hotel him, is stepping down from at least Rwanda” (2004) at 90, “A Beautione event. He recently announced ful Mind” (2001) at 93 and “Ray” that he would no longer be tourna(2004) at 99. ment director for the Seaford KiSidney Poitier and Gary Cooper wanis Foundation Golf Tournaeach appeared in five of the top ment. It’s about time. He has been 100 most inspirational films and director since the tournament startdirector Steven Spielberg led all ed in 1986 — for the past 20 years. directors with five films on the list; Ron will have his hands full Frank Capra (who directed “It’s A next year as a member of the club Wonderful Life”) directed four anyway. He is the first member to films on the list. be the top officer twice. He served Most of you reading this have as president in 1986 and will be probably seen many films on the president again during the 2006-07 list and would have to wonder how Kiwanis year. some made a list of most inspiraKiwanis has always been Ron’s tional. For example, I did not find passion, so it’s no surprise that he the films, “One Flew Over the accepted the challenge to be a Cuckoo’s Nest” (17), “On The Wapresident for the second time.


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✳ JUNE 22 - 28, 2006


Seven-Day forecast for Western Sussex County Thursday



Tides Sunday




Day High Low Thurs. 12:09 p 6:49 a Fri. 12:42 a 7:44 a Sat. 1:33 a 8:35 a Sun. 2:22 a 9:23 a Mon. 3:08 a 10:08 a Tues. 3:51 a 10:50 a Wed. 4:33 a 11:31 a

High —1:08 p 2:00 p 2:48 p 3:33 p 4:15 p 4:56 p

Low 6:36 p 7:29 p 8:20 p 9:09 p 9:55 p 10:41 p 11:25 p

Sharptown, MD Shown is Thursday’s weather. High Low Temperatures are Thursday’s highs Day and Thursday night’s lows. Thurs. 3:05 a 9:42 a Fri. 4:01 a 10:37 a Sat. 4:52 a 11:28 a Sun. 5:41 a 12:16 p Mon. 6:27 a 12:02 a Tues. 7:10 a 12:48 a Wed. 7:52 a 1:34 a

High 3:28 p 4:27 p 5:19 p 6:07 p 6:52 p 7:34 p 8:15 p

Low 9:29 p 10:22 p 11:13 p —1:01 p 1:43 p 2:24 p

High 2:50 p 3:49 p 4:41 p 5:29 p 6:14 p 6:56 p 7:37 p

Low 8:51 p 9:44 p 10:35 p 11:24 p —1:05 p 1:46 p

An afternoon t-shower possible

A thundershower possible

A thundershower possible

A thundershower possible

A couple of showers possible

Mostly cloudy

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Almanac Statistics through Tuesday June 20 at Georgetown, Delaware



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

. 90° . 54° . 82° . 60° 72.1°

Total for the week . . . . . . . . . . 0.67” Total for the month . . . . . . . . . . 3.74” Normal for the month . . . . . . . . 2.19” Total for the year . . . . . . . . . . 13.06”

Smyrna 89/69 Dover 90/69

Apogee and Perigee

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.

Date July 1 July 13 July 29 August 10

Apogee Perigee Apogee Perigee

Time 4:14 p.m. 1:36 p.m. 9:03 a.m. 2:29 p.m.

Apogee Perigee Apogee Perigee

Date August 25 September 7 September 22 October 6

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Rise .5:38 a.m. .5:39 a.m. .5:39 a.m. .5:39 a.m. .5:39 a.m. .5:40 a.m. .5:40 a.m.

New June 25

Harrington 90/69

Time 9:24 p.m. 11:08 p.m. 1:22 a.m. 10:08 a.m.

Milford 90/69 Greenwood 90/69

Lewes 86/69

Bridgeville 90/69

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

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Set .8:31 p.m. .8:31 p.m. .8:31 p.m. .8:31 p.m. .8:31 p.m. .8:31 p.m. .8:31 p.m.

First July 3

Nanticoke River Roaring Point, MD

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

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Rise .2:51 a.m. .3:28 a.m. .4:14 a.m. .5:08 a.m. .6:08 a.m. .7:13 a.m. .8:18 a.m.

Full July 10

Set . .5:55 p.m. . .7:05 p.m. . .8:10 p.m. . .9:06 p.m. . .9:53 p.m. .10:30 p.m. .11:00 p.m.

Last July 17

SEAFORD 90/69 Blades 90/69

Rehoboth Beach 87/69 Georgetown 90/69 Concord 90/69 Laurel 90/69 Delmar 91/68

Millsboro 90/69

Bethany Beach 85/69 Fenwick Island 86/68

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

High 2:27 a 3:23 a 4:14 a 5:03 a 5:49 a 6:32 a 7:14 a

Low 9:04 a 9:59 a 10:50 a 11:38 a 12:23 p 12:10 a 12:56 a

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

High Low 4:30 a 10:27 a 5:23 a 11:20 a 6:14 a 12:32 a 7:03 a 1:19 a 7:50 a 2:04 a 8:35 a 2:46 a 9:20 a 3:28 a

Rehoboth Beach High 5:07 p 5:58 p 6:47 p 7:34 p 8:20 p 9:04 p 9:46 p

Low 11:39 p —12:10 p 12:57 p 1:43 p 2:27 p 3:12 p

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