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News JULY FOURTH - Laurel continues the family-friendly Independence Day tradition. See insert in this week’s Star. DIVE IN - Seaford Community Swim Center opens for season. PAGE 3 HEROES - Wayne Musgrove leaves role as hospital chaplain after 60 years of service. Page 8 HEAT WAVE - Prepare vehicles to operate safely in the extreme heat. Page 10 SOLAR ENERGY - Partnerships formed for Delmarva’s first solar park. Page 11 GRADUATION - Delaware Tech commencement speaker offers ’keys to success’. Page 21 SAFETY ADVICE - Majority of drownings occur in residential swimming pools. Page 35 ENTERTAINMENT - Possum Point Players presenting ‘Around the World in 80 days’. Page 39 POLICE - A Seaford man is charged with arson for a fire that started in his living room. Page 40 CELL PHONES - Drivers using hand-held phones may face fines in Delaware in 2011. Page 41 WW II HERO - Navy man recalls Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Page 42 DONATION - Seaford Lions Club pledge $15,000 for the Nanticoke Senior Center. Page 45 FINAL WORD - A change in the Death Tax could hurt farmers and small business owners. Page 47

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SPORTS EXTRA - Children make their way on to the University of Delaware football field to join their buddies during the Blue-Gold all-star football game’s pre-game ceremony. Players, cheerleaders, and ambassadors are matched with children with intellectual disabilities as part of the game’s hand in hand program. See page 24 for the game story and additional pictures. Photo by Mike McClure

City passes $26 million budget By Lynn R. Parks

For the first time, the city of Seaford budget has a “municipal golf fund.” The $26 million budget, which was approved by the city council Tuesday night, expects the city’s newlyacquired golf course to take in about $1.007 million. A transfer of about $77,000 from the city’s electric fund will enable the golf course to pay its anticipated $1.084 million in expenses. The golf course, formerly part of the Seaford

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Golf and Country Club which was bought by the city last month, is expected to open in July. The city’s new 2011 budget gives the electric fund a small boost. Starting in July, a hike of 1 cent per 100 kilowatt hours of power goes into effect. The current charge of 28 cents per 100 kilowatt hours will go up to 29 cents per 100 kilowatt hours. City electricity users will also pay an additional 2.17 cents per 100 kilowatt hours to make up for undercharges in fiscal year 2010.

In total, the average household, which uses about 1,000 kilowatt hours of power a month, will see about a $3 increase in its monthly power bill. Property owners in Seaford will also pay more in property tax. The city council approved a tax hike of 1 cent per $100 in assessed value, from 28 cents to 29 cents. For a house assessed at $200,000, that will mean an additional $20 a year in property taxes. All other city fees and rates, including charges for water and sewer, will Continued to page five

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Seaford Community Swim Center opens for season By Lynn R. Parks

Owen Pogwist was anxious to get in the pool. The excited 7-year-old wiggled in his chair, waiting for an opening ceremony to be over and for the lifeguards to take their stands. Finally, it was time. Owen walked down the pool’s steps, then stopped when he was about knee-deep in water. “Oh, it’s cold,” he said. “It’s cold like an ice cube.” It didn’t take him long to get used to it, though. Soon, he was bobbing up and down and cannonballing off the diving board. Owen was the first person to jump in the pool at the Seaford Community Swim Center, which opened for the first time on Saturday. The pool, formerly part of the now-defunct Seaford Golf and Country Club, was part of last month’s purchase of the club by the city of Seaford. The members-only pool is being operated by a group of volunteers headed up by Owen’s mom, Whitney Pogwist. “I think that it means everything to the community to have a pool that will offer families a place for children to go to swim for a reasonable rate and in a safe environment,” said Pogwist. “And it means a lot to be able to preserve the history and the traditions that have happened at this pool over the decades.” Mayor Ed Butler, who participated in a ribbon cutting at the pool’s edge, praised the volunteers who worked to get the pool open. “They have done such a good job,” he said. “They took the bull by the horns and worked hard to make sure that everything got done.” Butler also praised city employees, including city manager Dolores Slatcher, for their contributions to getting the pool open. Slatcher “was out here night and day, making sure that everything was going well,” he said. Pogwist was unable to say how many volunteer hours went into preparing the pool for opening day. “We have been working very hard, 40 hours a week, to make things a little nicer at the pool,” she said. That includes new paint, spruced up bathrooms and a newly-opened snack bar where hungry swimmers can buy candy, ice cream and other treats. Barbara Johnson and Janet Enloe, both from near Seaford, were among Saturday’s visitors to the pool. Enloe, who used to visit the pool frequently when it was part of the country club, said that she was very sad when the club and its pool closed. And she was very happy to learn that the city had bought the club and that the pool would reopen. “I think I’ll be here pretty often, sitting in the sun, socializing and getting exercise,” she said. “I surely hope that the pool will be used. It’s very good for kids to have the opportunity to learn how to swim someplace where it’s safe.” Johnson agreed. And she added that she was pleased to see the pool looking so attractive. “It’s absolutely beautiful,” she said. “And very inviting.” For your information The Seaford Community Swim Center is open to members only. Memberships are still available. Cost is $75 per person or $350 for families of five or more. For details, call the city hall, 629-9173.

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Whitney Pogwist, who is heading up the volunteer corps that is running the new Seaford Community Swim Center, cuts the ribbon to open the center’s pool. From left: Mayor Ed Butler, Pogwist’s 4-year-old daughter, Raehel, Pogwist, center board member Mike Eufemia and city councilwoman Grace Peterson. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

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MORNING STAR • JuNe 24 - 30, 2010

Western Sussex Farmers’ Market will open in July By Lynn R. Parks

Faith Robinson has a vision of what the soon-to-open Western Sussex Farmers’ Market could look like. “I want this to be a Saturday-morning gathering place for the Seaford community,” said Robinson. “I want to see more and more farmers and producers there and I want it to be a place where people can gain awareness and knowledge. That’s what a farmers’ market is all about.” The Western Sussex Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday mornings, 8:30 to noon, in the parking lot of the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club on Virginia Avenue in Seaford. Opening day is July 3 and the market will go through Aug. 28. Robinson, who with her husband, Ricky, owns and operates Woodland Harvest Farm near Seaford, is president of the Western Sussex Farmers’ Market board of directors. The board was formed in October, soon after an earlier attempt at a farmers’ market was abandoned. That market, which was set up in Kiwanis Park on Stein Highway in Seaford, was open for two summers. Robinson said that a successful farmers’ market requires a good supply of farmers. She hopes to open the new market with a dozen producers, all from within 50 miles of Seaford. All will be selling products from their farms. “You can’t sell stuff that is just bought and brought in,” Robinson said. With the opening of the market, Seaford will join a growing number of communities across the United States that host farmers’ markets. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the number of farmers’ markets in the nation has grown from 1,700 in 1994 to nearly 5,300 last year. That’s a 300-percent increase in just 15 years. The growth of farmers’ markets is coinciding with the nation’s increasing interest in buying food locally. According to Local Harvest, a network of family farms and sources for local foods and sustainable agriculture, local food is “fresher than anything in the supermarket and that means it is tastier and more nutritious.” And buying local “is also good for your local economy — buying directly from family farmers helps them stay in business.” Woodland Harvest Farm will be the only organic farm represented at the mar-

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ket. The farm, which was started four years ago, is pending organic certification by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Joya Parsons, who has Contrary Gardens near Laurel and who will be a seller at the market, uses organic practices on her farm. The remaining farmers who will be there are conventional growers. In addition to produce, vendors will sell what Robinson calls “value-added products.” One woman will sell tea blends from herbs grown on her farm. Another will sell home-made soaps with homegrown herbs. And a baker will be there, selling fresh breads. The market will also feature entertainment and activities. On opening day, singer Tony Windsor will perform. Free balloons will be given to the first 100 children who visit the market and a facepainting booth will be set up. The July 10 market will feature a demonstration by students and instructors at Super Kicks, a karate studio in Seaford. Robinson has also lined up a beekeeping demonstration and a talk about native bees and the role they play in pollination. Act II florist in Seaford will give a flowerarranging demonstration. The market also has room for non-profit organizations. Several area churches have signed up to hold bake sales during market time. Robinson said that she has confidence that the farmers’ market will be successful. “I am so excited about what’s going on,” she said. “The board is a nice group of folks who really want to have a farmers’

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Faith Robinson plants cucumber seeds at her organic farm near Woodland. Robinson is president of the board of the Western Sussex Farmers’ Market, which will open Saturday, July 3. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

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MORNING STAR • JuNe 24 - 30, 2010

Seaford $26 million budget is balanced to the dollar with items on back burner Continued from page one

remain the same. Seaford’s new budget is balanced to the dollar. It is 2.24 percent smaller than last year’s budget. “There is no excess,” city manager Dolores Slatcher told the council. “But it is balanced.” Paying for electric distribution is the largest part of the city’s budget, costing nearly $13 million. Revenue from electric bills, $16.6 million, is also the largest part of the city’s income. In addition to the golf fund, the electric fund also helps support the general fund, with a transfer of $3.273 million. After the council voted unanimously to approve the budget, Mayor Ed Butler praised city departments for keeping expenses to a minimum. “I admire them for doing their best for the city of Seaford,” he said. Slatcher cautioned that capital expenses, put on the back burner in the last several years, will soon become a necessity. “It will happen in the next two or three years that we will have to replace some things,” she said.

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Police chief has new contract

Seaford Police Chief Gary Morris has had another five years added to his contract. The Seaford City Council Tuesday night approved the extension to Morris’ contract, which was to expire July 1. The contract asks that Morris give the city a four-month notice should he decide to retire. That will give the city plenty of time to find a replacement, city manager Dolores Slatcher said. Mayor Ed Butler and police commissioner Rhea Shannon both praised Morris. “He is very conscientious and is doing a good job,” Butler said.

FedEx expansion plans

Instead of building on, Fed Ex is opting for a modular addition to its building in the Ross Business Park. The 12-foot by 54-foot temporary loading dock will be placed at the northeast corner of the building and will have a 1,500-square foot paved access for trucks. City building official Josh Littleton told the city council Tuesday night that Fed Ex postponed its plans for expansion of its building after the downturn in the economy. A request to the city for approval of construction plans has been withdrawn, Littleton said. Following a public hearing, the city council unanimously approved Fed Ex’s plans for the temporary dock. The permit for the dock will expire in five years.

GETTING HER FEET WET - The Seaford Community Swim Center opened on Saturday. The pool, formerly part of the now-defunct Seaford Golf and Country Club, was part of last month’s purchase of the club by the city of Seaford. City councilwoman Pat Jones dips her toes in the pool with the support of her nephew Jacobi Sowell, 6, who is visiting Seaford from Cameron, La. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

Rep. Short Coffee Friday

State Rep. Danny Short will be holding a coffee beginning at 8 a.m. this Friday at Pizza King on Stein Highway, Seaford. He will not be holding coffees in July or August.

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MORNING STAR • JuNe 24 - 30, 2010

Business Trinity recognizes top achievers

Penco recently presented the George Sherman Corporation with a plaque in honor of their 50 year business relationship.

Penco-Sherman business relationship spans 50 years George Sherman Corporation of Lewes, Milton and Dover is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. A family owned business, George Sherman Corporation is one of the most recognized and dependable plumbing, heating and air conditioning service and contracting companies in the area with more than 60 employees. The business relationship between George Sherman Corporation and Penco Corporation of Seaford is also celebrating 50 years this year. Penco’s management team recently visited the Lewes office of George Sherman Corporation and presented them with a plaque honoring their 50 years of doing business together. Penco has been a supplier to George Sherman Corporation since the company was started by George Sherman and Clarence Donovan in 1960.

Penco, which started in Seaford in 1949, is the area’s leading wholesaler of plumbing, heating and air conditioning equipment and supplies. Penco has four locations in Delaware and two in Maryland. Daily operations are managed by Jeff Peterson and Scott Sapna, generation members of the founding families.

Fulton Financial declares dividend

Fulton Financial Corporation will pay a quarterly cash dividend of three cents per share on its common stock on July 15, to shareholds of record as of June 28. Fulton Financial Corporation, a $16.5 billion Lancaster, Pa. based financial holding company, has 3,950 employees and operates 271 branches in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Virginia through eight affiliate banks. For more information, visit www.fult.com.


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MORNING STAR • JuNe 24 - 30, 2010

Wayne Musgrove leaves role as hospital chaplain after 60 years of service By James Diehl


aving devoted most of his life to the church, it was with a heavy heart that Wayne Musgrove left Nanticoke Memorial Hospital last month for the final time as one of its chaplains. In front of him loomed a well-earned retirement; behind him lay nearly 60 years of service as an agent of God. It was a difficult decision for the native of western Pennsylvania, but one that was mandated by health concerns. “I’ve been having some dizziness, which is why I had to give it up. I felt I had to push myself too hard and these days I just can’t do that,” says Musgrove, who became a minister in 1951, shortly after leaving the United States Army. “It was very hard to give up because I really enjoyed working at the hospital. I met a lot of nice people there.” Growing up in the Keystone State, Musgrove was one of 14 children born to Charles and Grace Musgrove. His was not in an upbringing based in religion; his parents never attended church on a regular basis, focusing instead on raising their large family. It was, of all things, an 18-month stint in the military toward the end of World War II that piqued Musgrove’s interest in religion. “I went to church every Sunday when I was in the army, unless I was on guard duty,” admits Musgrove, who moved to the Seaford area in 1982 with his wife, Betty. “I just had this feeling that there was something missing in my life. I couldn’t quite figure out what it was until I left the army and I went to a revival meeting at the Wesleyan church near my home. That’s when I made my peace with God and felt the definite urge to enter the ministry.” Ever since, life around the Musgrove home has revolved around religion and the couple’s unwavering belief in an existence based on Christ-like values. Their two daughters were raised in the church, in

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Wayne Musgrove recently retired as a chaplain at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, after nearly 27 years of service to the medical center. He and his wife, Betty, have resided in the Seaford area since 1982.

ing – he’s merely there to offer comfort, as well as a prayer and a Bible verse or two, to anyone who desires his presence. Patients such as the woman a few years ago who made a conscious choice to be taken off her respirator. When the hospital called Musgrove, he immediately came to be by the patient’s side, though he had never met her and would only know her for a very short time. “She was very much alert and was aware of what her decision involved. She said she knew what she was doing and she felt this was what the Lord wanted her to do,” remembers Musgrove. “I asked her if she wanted me to read her some scripture and pray with her and she said she would appreciate that very much.”

After the respirator was unplugged, the patient lingered for about 20 minutes before passing away. Musgrove remained by her side the entire time, along with her loved ones; it was time he would never think of taking back. “She was ready to go, so I felt good about that,” he says. “But she made a big impression on me.” Through the years he’s spent at Nanticoke, Musgrove has also gained a respect and admiration for the role medical care providers play in the lives of patients and family members. He enjoys ministering to them as well, or just providing a sympathetic ear when necessary. Continued to page nine

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Providing comfort for 60 years Continued from page eight

“It’s not easy facing sick people day after day and it was nice to be a blessing to the staff, particularly the nurses,” says Musgrove. “A lot of times the nurses would even stay in the room when I was praying with a patient, which was good because I could include them in my prayer as well.” Musgrove’s early years as a minister of God were spent in the Wesleyan church; it wasn’t until 1972 that he became ordained within the Methodist church. From 1983 to 1993, he served three United Methodist churches in the Laurel area – Kings, St. George’s and Mount Pleasant. He’s adopted his new hometown, adapting to and eventually coming to love the slower pace of life so prevalent in Delaware’s southernmost county – though he does admit to missing the hills of western Pennsylvania at times. He’s spent hundreds of hours in the pulpits of Delaware churches, thousands more hours ministering to the sick and injured at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and nearly six decades living a Christian, faithbased life in his own home. Musgrove uses adjectives like “inspiring,” “rewarding” and “comforting” to describe his work through the years, wishing more than anything that his physical ailments weren’t keeping him today from continuing a legacy of service to his fellow man. “I have what I refer to as a personal relationship with Christ. I believe that serving him is not something we only do on

Sundays,” says Musgrove. “It’s something I live every day. Your life becomes the life of Christ and you try to live like him as much as possible every day. I try to set an example in the way I live, the way I talk and in everything that I do and say.” Wayne Musgrove is the youngest boy in a family of 14 children; Betty Musgrove is the youngest of 11 children. Together they have two children, three grandchildren and one great granddaughter. “When we got married, we decided that we were not going to follow in our parents’ footsteps,” Musgrove says with a chuckle. “There weren’t going to be 14 kids for us.” He may only have two children of his own, but God only knows the number of lives Musgrove has touched over the last 59 years. “It’s just been a blessing,” he says matter of factly. “I’ve really enjoyed being a source of inspiration and comfort to people.” Musgove’s final day at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital was in May of 2010. He leaves behind shoes that will be very tough to fill. “During his time [at Nanticoke], Wayne has given an immeasurable amount of spiritual guidance to the patients, their families and the staff of Nanticoke Health Services,” says Jean Baldwin, the director of volunteer services for Nanticoke. “We have been blessed to have him as part of our Nanticoke family and he will be greatly missed.”

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TEAM TRINITY - Trinity employees united together and organized a team to take part in the American Cancer Society’s annual Western Sussex County Relay for Life event June 4-5. Participants for the past 11 years, the passion of Trinity’s Relay Team continues to grow. Thanks to the generous support of the Trinity Foundation and their hope sponsorship of $8,500, Team Trinity raised $16,894.23 to contribute to the collective efforts of the Western Sussex group. With this amount, Team Trinity reached the platinum level for sponsorship for the first time.



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Prepare vehicles to operate safely in the extreme heat Summer has officially arrived and with it comes a forecast for several 90-plus degree days. AAA Mid-Atlantic is reminding motorists that heat waves kill cars and urging them to make sure their vehicles are ready for the heat. “High temperatures are particularly tough on even the best maintained vehicles. Hot weather, especially many days of it, can be harsher on vehicles than the winter cold,” said Jana L. Tidwell, Acting Manager Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “It is essential that drivers take the proper steps to prepare their vehicles for the extreme heat.” Temperatures close to or above 90 degrees are expected throughout the week, according to the National Weather Service. Those numbers, combined with the area’s humidity, could easily create a heat index of nearly 100 degrees. “Worse,” noted Tidwell, “heat damage to vehicles is cumulative and each day of the predicted several-day heat wave increases chances of breakdowns for vehicles not properly prepared for the extreme stress.”

AAA Mid-Atlantic is offering motorists tips on how to avoid being hot and bothered by the pains of stalled, stranded and disabled vehicles. The auto club especially recommends having your vehicle professionally checked by trained technicians before hitting the road for extended trips on hot days. “Some motorists don’t realize that the toll of heat on cars is progressive,” Tidwell noted. “Common problems associated with extreme heat include engines overheating or losing power due to heavy electrical demands from air conditioning; and the failure of any rubber components, especially belts, hoses and tires. Batteries and rubber items – hoses, belts and tires – are the most vulnerable to summer heat, advises AAA Mid-Atlantic. The auto club offers the following hot weather car maintenance checklist: radiator and coolant recovery tank, coolant-hoses and belts, tires, oil, battery, air and fuel filters. Because even properly maintained vehicles can break down, AAA Mid-Atlantic urges motorists to equip their vehicle with

an emergency kit containing a minimum of the following items: flashlight with extra batteries; warning devices, such as flares or reflective triangles; first aid kit and a fully charged cellular phone to call for emergency assistance. “Heat not only has damaging affects on vehicles, but on their drivers and passengers as well,” said Tidwell. “Motorists are reminded to allow the interior of their vehicles to cool before entering and never leave children or animals unattended inside for any length of time.” AAA Mid-Atlantic offers the following tips for area motorists traveling during the summer heat: • Take care in transporting older people  or young children during the heat of the day, and never leave anyone in a parked car. • Slake the thirst. Children dehydrate  much faster than adults. Carry water for children and older persons. Encourage your passengers to drink more than their thirst requires. • If a child is locked inside a vehicle,  get him or her out as quickly as possible. • If the child is hot or appears sick, call  911 or your local emergency number immediately. • After returning home from shopping 

or a trip to the grocery store, always remove the child first before removing the groceries, items and shopping bags. • If your child is in day care, make sure  the center and workers have a plan that safeguards children from being left alone on buses, vans or in cars. • If you spot a child locked in a car on a  hot day, call 911 right away. • The same precautions are applicable  for pets, which are also very vulnerable to the high heat of a car’s interior. • Share the word. Do not be afraid to  tell parents or caregivers about the dangers when you see anyone leaving children (or pets) unattended in a vehicle.

Look-In Glass Shoppe Sneaker Sale

Shop for sneakers at discount prices in the lobby at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, July 14 and Thursday, July 15, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Look-In Glass Shoppe, located within Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, is hosting an “A.S. Sneaker Sale” to include running shoes, cross trainers, basketball sneakers, walkers and clogs for ladies and men. Payroll deductions for purchases are available for eligible NHS employees. All proceeds from The Look-In Glass Shoppe benefit Nanticoke Health Services.

Amir Quefatieh, M.D. Will be Relocating Out of State Effective June 13, 2010 COMMUNITY CLOCK - The Laurel Lions Club held a lighting of the community clock ceremony on Sunday, June 20. The clock has been a fixture in Laurel for over 25 years. The Laurel Lions Club would like to thank the many donors to this project for their continued support. From left are Pat Disharoon, Judy Sheridan, Fred Disharoon, Mayor John Shwed, Bob Martin, Ron Scott, and Paul Sheridan. Also at the ceremony were Mark Rubino, Jill Queen, Ann Hill and Councilman Will Trujillo. Photo by Brandon Miller

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Partnerships formed for Delmarva’s first solar park A statewide partnership involving five entities – City of Dover, Delmarva Power, Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) and LS Power – will lead to the construction of one of the MidAtlantic region’s largest solar power plants – and the first on the Delmarva Peninsula. The 10 megawatt (MW) solar power plant – called Dover SUN Park – will be built on 103 acres of Dover-owned property in the Garrison Oak Technology Park. The utility-scale, solar power plant, which will be owned by White Oak Solar Energy, LLC, an affiliate of LS Power, is expected to create between 100-150 local jobs during construction and would supply enough clean power to serve 1,300 homes.

Ground breaking Saturday for Habitat Women’s Build

On June 26, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity Women Build will hold a ground breaking ceremony for their 2010 house build. State, county and local officials are expected to attend the ceremony in Laurel. Sussex County Habitat for Humanity has built 51 homes to date and this will be the 4th for SCHFH Women Build. The construction volunteers who participate in Women Build are predominately women and the experience has proven to be extremely empowering for both the volunteers and future homeowners. The 2010 Women Build home is a two story twin home and will house two families when completed. Each new home will be Energy Star compliant offering changes that are good for the environment and provide huge utility savings for homeowners. Interested volunteers should sign up at www.sussexcountyhabitat.org or contact Liz at 855-1153. Advance registration is preferred.

Construction of Dover SUN Park is planned to start later this year, with full-scale operations expected to begin next summer. The initial concept for building Delaware’s first solar facility stemmed from a request for proposals initiated by the City of Dover in March 2008 seeking power-generating sources that were reliable, cost competitive and environmentally prudent. “Working closely with the city’s energy manager, Pace Global, we recognized the value in partnering for such an innovative solution to our collective energy and climate challenge, which is what led us to today,” Dover Mayor Carleton E. Carey Sr. told a crowd of more than 100 people gathered recently at Dover City Hall to witness the ceremonial signing of an agreement to build the Dover SUN Park. Several agreements were signed as part of the larger commitment to build Dover SUN Park. The highlights of those agreements include: • The City of Dover has  signed a 20-year agreement to purchase all of the energy produced by the Dover SUN Park and a portion of the Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC) at a competitive cost. The energy volume will supply more than two percent of the current energy requirements of Dover’s system. The solar plant has leased approximately 100 acres at the Garrison Tract and will interconnect with Dover’s 69 kV electric network. • Delmarva Power signed  agreements with White Oak Solar Energy, LLC for the purchase of SRECs associated with the solar energy output from Dover SUN Park, and with the Delaware SEU for the preservation of SRECs and the ability to buy them back at a later date. Delmarva’s agreements are subject to the approval of the Delaware Public Service Commission. • DEMEC, representing the  nine municipal electric utilities

in Delaware, signed an agreement with White Oak Solar Energy, LLC for the purchase of SRECs and other environmental attributes to be produced by the 10MW solar generation facility. Delmarva Power Region President Gary Stockbridge said, “Delmarva Power is another step closer to meeting Delaware’s very ambitious clean energy

goals, which require 20 percent of Delmarva Power’s energy supply to come from renewable sources by 2019.” The project will help Delaware achieve its nation-leading, solar power goals by supplying more than 25 percent of the state’s required solar power production through at least 2015. Dover, Delmarva Power, DE-


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Airman Allen graduates

U.S. Air Force Airman Jared G. Allen of Laurel graduated on May 21 from U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, after completing a nine-week Allen program. Airman Allen was an element leader for his flight receiving the Thunderbolt Physical Fitness Award and Expert Marksman Award. Also, Allen’s flight won the BEAST Excellence Award. Airman Allen is now undergoing an intensive training for the next one-and-a-half years for his career in Pararescue. Jared is the son of Jeff and Jan Allen of Laurel. His grandparents are Preston and Arlene Conaway and Ernie and the late Shirley Allen, all of Laurel. Airman Allen is a 2004 graduate of Laurel Senior High School.

Tar and chip repairs close lanes

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that DelDOT’s maintenance crews will do surface treatment repairs, commonly known as “tar and chip,” for the following roads throughout Sussex County: • Shockley Town Road from Pepper  Road to Pyle Center Road • McCary Road from Roxana Road to  Frankford School Road • Murray Road from Honolulu Road to  Armory Road • Pepper Creek Road from Route 113  to the town limits • Quail Road between Ellis Mill Road  and the Maryland state line • Berry Road from Blueberry Lane to  Route 113 • Blueberry Lane between Berry Road  and Route 113 • Lynch Road from Route 26 to Bald  Branch Road • Bradford Road from Route 26 to  Lynch Road • Dennis Lane from Lynch Road to the  end • Bald Branch Road between Route 30  and Lynch Road  • Parker Road from Bethel Road to  Fireman’s Road • Bethel Road from Fireman’s Road to  Hudson Road • Donoway Road from Bethel Road to  Cypress Road • Country Living Road from Cross  Keys Road to Lake View Road • Carey’s Camp Road from Route 24 to  Revel Road  The surface work operations will end on Friday, July 2, weather permitting. The lane restrictions will be from 7 a.m. to 3  p.m. For more information, visit www.deldot.gov or tune to 1380-AM (WTMC).

FIFTIETH REUNION - Laurel High School, Class of 1960, held their 50th Reunion Dinner in early June at the Georgia House in Laurel. Sixty seven classmates and spouses attended the dinner buffet with entertainment provided by Tony Windsor. The night before the reunion dinner, the Class of 1960 held a social gathering at the Georgia House. The day after, several class members attended morning worship services at Old Christ Church, followed by lunch at the Georgia House. The Class of 1960 was the honored class at the graduation of the Laurel High School Class of 2010. From left, front row: Barbara Kinnikin Tull, Gloria Capor Farrell, Marion Abbott, Beverly Garten Whiteford, Carolyn Carmean Calio, Marsha Littleton Taylor, Jean Crouch Spann, Sharon Garrett McDonald, Jean Workman Kelley; second row: Jerita Dickerson Hill, Sandra Stone McWhirter, Martha Wilkerson King, June Eaton Hall, Hope Hudson Huey, Janice Littleton Whaley, Arlese Layton O’Bara, Pat Gifford Howe, Donna Dickerson Atkins, Bill Garner; third row; Barbara Littleton Berkeley, Chester Taylor, William ‘Shad’ Hastings, Fred Izzo, Jim Jestice, Ron Scott, George Hudson, Jean Henry Holston, Cale Fowler, Raymond Whaley, Bob Chester. Back row: Bill Moore, Jay Gordy, Marvin Jones, Dale Evans, Clifford Ott, Bob Wheatley, Herbert Collins, David Boyce, Paul Carey, Bert West. Photo courtesy of Bill Garner

Academic, art camps at Del Tech for all children ages six and older Children ages 6 and up can increase  their knowledge and creativity by participating in week-long summer camps in July at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. A mix and match schedule allows children to go to camp for a whole or half-day with morning camps from 9 a.m. to noon and afternoon camps from 1 to 4 p.m.; before and after care is available from 8 to 9  a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. Keep your children’s minds sharp over the summer by enrolling them in academic camps including Math Mania, reading & writing, science and Spanish for kids. Students will have fun while sharpening math skills by playing calculator games, solving mazes and puzzles, and doing hands-on projects in Math Mania from 9 a.m. to noon; this camp begins on June 28  for ages 6-8 and July 12 for ages 9-11. Critical and creative reading, thinking and writing skills will be addressed in the reading and writing camp for ages 9-11, July 12 to 16, from 9 a.m. to noon.  Fun experiments will amaze science camp students from 9 a.m. to noon beginning June 28 or July 19 for ages 6-8 and  July 12 or July 26 for ages 9-11.  Children ages 6-9 will learn Spanish  and experience how children live, eat and play in Spanish-speaking countries in Spanish for Kids, July 12 to 16, from 9  a.m. to noon. Allow your child’s creative side to flourish in art camps such as arts and crafts, basic drawing & painting; beading, crocheting, high tech art, sewing and summer theater. In Arts and Crafts, children ages 6-10 

will create their own masterpieces by cutting, gluing and painting mixed media from 9 a.m. to noon beginning June 28  and July 26.   Future artists ages 9-13 will have fun  while learning creative ways to draw and paint what they imagine from 1 to 4 p.m., July 19 to 23.  Children ages 6-16 will acquire the  jewelry design skills needed to make single-strand necklaces in a basic beading camp from 1 to 4 p.m., July 12 to 16; students will take their creations home. In intermediate beading, July 26 to 30  from 1 to 4 p.m., children ages 6-16 will  make a double-strand necklace and other jewelry to take home. Children ages 13-16 will have fun and  learn how to create and design their own gifts in a crocheting camp, June 28 to July  2, from 1 to 4 p.m. Computer art comes to life in High Tech Art for ages 9-11, July 12 to 16,  from 1 to 4 p.m.; students will build their creative portfolio using different software programs. In sewing creations, children ages 9-13  share ideas, socialize and have fun while learning sewing basics and creating a heritage pillow, July 19 to 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. Actors ages 9-13 will explore technique  and stage performance in theater camp, July 12 to 16, from 9 a.m. to noon.  Scholarships are available for camps on a first-come, first-served basis; sports and enrichment camps also are offered in July. For more information, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs (CCP) at 854-6966 or visit www. dtcc.edu/owens/ccp/youth.

Booth files for re-election

Senator Joseph A. Booth has filed for re-election to the Delaware State Senate seat he first won in a special election. Booth represents the 19th Senatorial District. “I was thrilled and, most importantly, deeply honored, to be elected to the 19th District Senate seat vacated by the death of Senator Adams. I have had the privilege of serving much of the 19th Senate District when I was the representative for the 37th District. In a very short time, I  believe I have made a positive difference in this district. I hear from those in the district that they have seen me at more town council and school board meetings, functions, events and activities in the time I have been in office to get acquainted  with the issues facing the 19th, than they ever expected!” Booth continues to serve in the General Assembly, working on a variety of committees including the Joint Sunset Committee. “I still work hard to balance our state budget, protect our employees, serve our residents and reduce the size of government. As I have said, we don’t have a budget problem – we have a spending problem! Unlike others who have talked about making hard decisions, cutting budgets, reducing the size of government and meeting the needs of the entire state, I have been there. I have taken the votes. I have stood against waste, tax increases and expanding an already over-blown state government.” Booth seeks re-election to continue his efforts to hold the line against tax increases, reduce the size of government and return more control to the individual rather than the government.

Laurel High Class of Nineteen Sixty, Can fifty years really be here?

After all, it seems like only yesterday,

That we finished our senior year. Usually our school day started with the pledge to the flag, Then we waited for the bell to ring. Remember going to English, History, Science and Math, And some of you went to chorus to sing. Economics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics Were other subjects we were expected to do. Latin and French may have helped your career, But all I can remember is comment t’alle vous.

Laurel High Class of 1960 Fifty Year Reunion 1960-2010

The Milestone

How about Thespians, Ag, Art and Geography, We still have memories of them.

I know you remember coaches, Burns and Schollenberger, And all the physical activities we had in gym.

Going to the Guidance Counselor, Home Economics,

The Band and Mechanical Drawing too, Hurrying about to complete our schedules We always had a lot to do.

Classmates of Nineteen Sixty I remind you, We had a great year in sports, you know,

Dedication of 1960

This year the class of 1960 wishes to dedicate the MILESTONE to the town of Laurel. We extend to it a great appreciation for the opportunity it has offered us for the educational and social advantages we have enjoyed. We feel that our town has cherished and supported us in all the many undertakings of our school life. Much gratitude and affection will be left here as we, the seniors of Laurel High School, venture forth into our adulthood.

Laurel beat Seaford on Thanksgiving Day 12-7,

As the cheerleaders cheered, Go Bulldogs, Go! Also the girls went undefeated in hockey, They really had a unified team.

So, you don’t mess with these Laurel girls, They were disciplined, lean and mean.

Some other events were Prom and Fall Hop,

As well as Senior Week and May Day.

On to commencement night to graduate, Now 93 graduates were on their way.

First, for some of us, it was a job or college,

And some classmates joined the military.

Above: Laurel High Class of 1960 Right: The traditional Junior-Senior Basketball Game was played March 17. Senior girls and senior boys won. Below: Laurel High Assembly

Now many of us chose to be in courtship, So we made a sacred vow to marry.

In our lives are children, and grandchildren And some have great grandchildren too.

Now, classmates, we must help them grow For our work is yet through.

Especially this moment fifty years later, With all the memories I can recall,

Go Bull Dogs Go! Red and White Fight! Fight!

The most cherished memory I have in my heart Is you, classmate, most of all.

Each of us have known, joy, sorrow, loss and gain, And the future we still have to face.

Enter now with me in a bond of love,

To help each other finish the race. Now some of our classmates have died, But remember, death is not the end.

Someone named JESUS, conquered death, And through JESUS we all can win. I bring you an eternal offer classmates, Please receive what I urgently say. Xercise your choice to live forever, And meet me in heaven someday. Then our reunion will never, never end, If we trust JESUS by faith alone. Your yearbook title will then have the ultimate meaning because, classmates, we will have an Eternal Milestone. Your friend and classmate, Chaplain Bert West P.S. Our names may be in the temporal milestone of 1960, but I’m praying our names will be in the Eternal Book of Life.

Ecclesiastes 3-8a A TIME TO LOVE

A time to love is always now,

A NEW CHRISTIAN BY FAITH ALONE IN JESUS CHRIST 1.) Jesus Died for our Sins – Romans 3:25 2.) Repentance - 2 Corinthians 7:10

So, classmates, let’s sow our seed. The actions of love that we sow, Can help someone else in need. If we surrender our life to Jesus, By placing our life in his hand. My, Classmates, God will use us. To bring new life in the land. Especially, our family is an investment, Where we can sow the Bible, God’s word.

8.) Victory over Death – 1 Corinthians 15:51-58

The truth of Love is urgently telling them,


What a tragedy if they haven’t heard. Of course, I’m not talking about being a church member, Or trying to be as good as we can.

Listen! Repentance toward God and faith in JESUS,

Is the only rock in which we can stand. Onward, classmates, by the power of the Holy Spirit, Through grace we are kept in the way. Very soon our reunionswill be over in Laurel, But, I will not say goodbye today. Especially, if we live and walk in truth’s direction, Then, classmates, I’ll see you in the Resurrection.

Revelation 3:5 Conquerors will march in the victory parade, John 14:6 Jesus answered, I am the way, and the truth, their names indelible in the Book of Life. I’ll lead them up and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me and present them by name to my Father and His angels. (NIV) (The Message Version)

3.) Confession and Forgiveness – 1 John 1:9 4.) Receive Jesus by Faith – John 1:12

5.) Receive the Holy Spirit by Faith – Luke 11:13 & Galatians 3:14 6.) Knowing you have Eternal Life – 1 John 5:12-13 7.) A new Creature in Jesus – 2 Corinthians 5:17

1.) Church Fellowship – Hebrews 10:25 2.) Water Baptism – Matthew 28:19-20 3.) Forgiving Others – Matthew 6:14

4.) Witness to Others about Jesus – Matthew 10:32-33 5.) Desire to Read the Bible – 1 Peter 2:2

6.) Love God and Neighbor – Mark 12:29-31

7.) A Prayer Life – Romans 8:26-27 & Philippians 4:6-7

8.) Nothing will separate us from God’s Love – Romans 8:35-39

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MORNING STAR • JUNE 24 - 30, 2010


Community Bulletin Board John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, America’s first national water trail. For more information about Riverfest, visit www.nanticokeriverfest.com or call 629-9173.

SHS 20 year reunion Eat at IHOP to help the library

Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay. You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.

Raffle benefits SPCA

The Georgetown Shelter - Delaware SPCA is holding a special “Bethany Beach Getaway” raffle to raise money for the shelter and its homeless pets. The package, valued at over $950, includes a two night stay at the Addy Sea Bed & Breakfast; gift certificates to Studio 26 Salon & Spa, DiFebo’s Restaurant, Bethany Blues Restaurant, Harpoon Hanna’s Restaurant, The Cafe on 26 Bistro, and The Pottery Place; two prints from Carolina Street; and an ocean kayaking adventure.The Delaware SPCA is a private non-profit organization that does not receive state or county funding and is not a state run facility. The services provided by the Delaware SPCA are only possible with the charitable support of the community. Tickets for the raffle are $10 each and the drawing will take place on Oct. 10. For more information, or to purchase raffle tickets, call 541-4478.

Seaford High School Class of 1990 will hold their 20 year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 10 p.m., in the Ball Room at Heritage Shores Club House in Bridgeville. If your check is received before June 29, the cost is $35 per person. Checks must be mailed to: Sandy Whitten Stinson, 31521 Miller Road, Cordova, MD 21625. Checks should be made payable to: SHS Class of 1990. After June 29, the cost is $45 per person. This fee is non-refundable. For more information, visit the Facebook page, “Seaford Senior High Class of 1990.”

Zumba for kids and seniors

A professional dancer and Zumba instructor will be coming to teach Atomic Zumba for kids and Aqua Zumba for seniors this summer. This program is free to participants who live at or below the poverty level. There is a small administrative fee for adults who sign up. For more information, call Paul Dorey at 628-3789.

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Nanticoke Riverfest is July 8-10

The 16th annual Nanticoke Riverfest, designed to showcase the Nanticoke River and downtown Seaford, will take place Thursday and Friday, July 8-9, starting at 5 p.m. and all day Saturday, July 10, in the area in and around downtown Seaford. This year’s theme “Sweet 16,” celebrates the longevity of the festival and adds a 1950’s flare. The festival will kick off on Thursday, July 8 with the carnival, opening ceremonies and music in and around Gateway Park. Friday night will feature the popular Little and Junior Miss Riverfest Pageant and entertainment by the Funsters. On Saturday, the Nanticoke Riverfest will feature the annual float-in, canoe and kayak races and duck dash and shopping, entertainment and giveaways for the casual visitor. Riverfest is partnering with the Seaford Historical Society and Southern Delaware Tourism to showcase the Captain

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noon), from July 3 through Aug. 28. The Market will be located on the Boys and Girls Club property at 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. In addition to fresh local produce, there will be educational, fun activities each week. Find the market on Facebook. For more information, call 629-2686 or email wessusfarmmkt@verizon.net.

Art Show

Nanticoke River Arts is hosting an art show on Saturday, June 26, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Kiwanis Park, Stein Hwy., Seaford. There will also be food available. So come out for the art, food and fun.

Upcoming SPCA events

The SPCA will hold the following events: Sunday, June 26 - SPCA Adoption Event, Rehoboth Concord Pet, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 226-2300. Thursday, July 1 - SPCA Volunteer Orientation, Georgetown SPCA Shelter, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 856-6361. Friday, July 9 (4 to 10 p.m.) and Saturday, July 10 (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) - SPCA @ Nanticoke Riverfest, Seaford. For more information, call 629-9173. Saturday, July 17 - SPCA Talk-Traveling with Pets, Tall Pines Campground, Lewes. For more information, call 6840300.

Seaford Library

• Sign-up for the Teen Summer Reading Program, “Make Waves @ Your Library.” Read for prizes and attend programs. For more information, call 6292524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • Dive in and explore the world of water with this year’s Children’s Summer Reading Program, “Make a Splash @ Your Library.” Sign up at the Seaford Library. For more information, call 6292524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • The Teen Summer Reading Program, “Make Waves @ Your Library,” will host “Teen Talk-Relationship Toolbox” with Michael Forestieri on Thursday, July 1, at 5 p.m. For more information, call 6292524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • The Children’s Summer Reading Program “Make a Splash @ Your Library” presents “Movie Monday” on July 5, at 1 p.m. This movie is rated PG.

Western Sussex Farmers’ Market

Western Sussex Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday mornings (8:30 a.m. -


Heroes of Faith

Kids age 4—grade 6 & adults!     

June 28—July 2 

5:30pm—8:20pm (begins with supper)  Infant/toddler care for parents who attend the adult class, How to be a Hero to Your Kids Please pre‐register.  Forms may be picked up from church lobby   or obtained from our website: www.atlantaroadcma.org  Atlanta Road Alliance Church, 22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE  19973  PH: (302) 629‐5600     FAX: (302) 629‐4145   


MORNING STAR • JUNE 24 - 30, 2010 For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • The “Science and Religion” book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, July 5, at 6 p.m. For more information, call Rose Harrison at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • The Teen Summer Reading Program, “Make Waves @ Your Library” presents a “Water Magic Show” on Tuesday, July 6, at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • Kate Marvel will present, “What are the Wetlands?” on Wednesday, July 7, at 1:30 p.m. Come and see some of the animals that live in the wetlands and learn why the wetlands are important. This is part of the Children’s Summer Reading Program “Make a Splash @ Your Library.” For more information, call 6292524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, July 13, at 6 p.m. • On Tuesday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m., the Rehoboth Summer Children’s theater will present “Robin Hood.” The old English legend comes to life as Robin and his band of Merry Men lead the sheriff and his bumbling deputy on a wildly hilarious chase through Sherwood Forest. This program is part of the Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program “Make a Splash @ Your Library.” For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib. de.us. • On Wednesday, July 14, at 1:30 p.m. the Children’s Summer Reading Program, “Make a Splash @ Your Library” presents “I Can Be Safe and Play In Water” by the Boys and Girls Club. This is an interactive lesson about the importance of being safe in the water. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • The Teen Summer Reading Program, “Make Waves @ Your Library” presents “Live Monopoly” on Thursday, July 15, at 4 p.m. For more information, call 6292524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.

SPCA at Riverfest

The SPCA in Georgetown will be at the Nanticoke Riverfest in Seaford, on Friday, July 9, from 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 629-9173.

Hymn Sing at Concord UMC

A Hymn Sing will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, at Concord United Methodist Church near Seaford. The public is invited to hear the music of Jack Andrews and The Sounds of Joy. The church is located at 25322 Church Road. All are welcome! For more information, call 628-8114.

Camp Invention is July 12-16

The Camp Invention program offers elementary kids in the Seaford area one week of science enrichment combined with imaginative fun. Hosted by Blades Elementary School during the week of July 12-16, it features five classes each day that focus on science, technology, engineering, math

(STEM), woven into purposeful hands-on activities that harness the participants’ innate creativity to solve real-world challenges. To learn more about the program, visit www.campinvention.org or call 800968-4332.

Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival

The annual Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival will be held on Aug. 13-14, at Nutter Park, Collins Ave., Seaford. There will be two extraordinary days of cultural entertainment, Afrocentric displays, ethnic food vendors, a parade, AFRAM pageant, health clinic, job fair and children’s events. For more information, visit www.EasternShoreAFRAM.org or call 628-1908.

Laurel Library summer programs

Wednesday, June 23 - 2 p.m. - Rebecca Jones presents Pirate Tales! Thursday, June 24 - 2 p.m. - Kids Create Club, grades K-6 Monday, June 28 - Kids Acting Club, grades 2-6, 6:30 p.m., Teen Book Club, with refreshments, 8-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 29 - Preschool StoryTime, 10:30 a.m., Kathleen Jacobs, Puppeteer!, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 1 - 2 p.m., Kids Create Club, grades K-6

Benefit Poker Run

Jeff’s Tap Room’s benefit poker run to benefit the needy kids lunch & uniform program will be held on Saturday, June 26, at Jeff’s. Cost is $20 per rider. For more information, call 337-8602.

Library seeks board member

The Bridgeville Library Board of Trustees is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the board for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2010. The board will review applications received and forward a recommendation to the resident judge of the Superior Court of Sussex County for appointment. Board members must be adult residents of the Woodbridge School District. A background check may be required. Library Board members oversee the library as representatives of the community. They determine policies governing the operations and services of the library. They develop and oversee the operating budget. They actively support library related legislation. The Board has public meetings at the library at least four times per year, and usually meets monthly. Applications are available at the Bridgeville Public Library, 600 South Cannon Street, Bridgeville. For more information, call Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext. 107. Deadline for receipt of application is June 14, 2010.

Friends of the Library meeting

The annual meeting of The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 6, in the Meeting Room of the Bridgeville Public Library. Election of officers for the 2010/2011 year will be held. The Friends’ focus and meeting structure for the coming year will be discussed. The DVD of the “Rock for Books” Fundraiser will be presented. Members are encouraged to attend. All community members are welcome.

Bridgeville Commissioners meeting The Bridgeville Commissioners’ regular July 12th monthly meeting at Town Hall in Bridgeville has been changed. The Bridgeville Commission will meet on Monday, July 19, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Summer events at the library

The Bridgeville Library announces its summer schedule of events. Join Ms. Kathy for Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. This is an interactive story time for very young children to introduce regular library visits. Family Nights are

Student artwork display

Laurel Public Library is exhibiting artwork completed this year by students attending Laurel Intermediate/Middle School. Demonstrating the young artists’ skill in two dimensional media, this colorful show is on display on the stairway and second floor of the library throughout the summer.

All You Can Eat Beef & Beer

Sponsored by Laurel Fire Department and Auxiliary, Saturday, July 17, 6 to 9 p.m. Menu includes beef & beer, fried chicken, corn on cob, coleslaw, baked beans and more with a DJ until 11 p.m. Tickets $20 per person or $35 couple. 50/50 drawing, silent auction and door prizes. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets available at the door.

Youth Fishing Tournament

Laurel American Legion Post #19 will hold a youth fishing tournament on Saturday, June 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. Participants must register at A&K Tackle. The fishing areas are Records Pond and Broadcreek to the railroad bridge. Prizes will be awarded in the following age groups: 4 to 7, 8 to 11, and 12 to 15. Any child under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. There will be no entry fee, and participants must release their fish after they are caught. No tackle will be provided.

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PAGE 16 held each month on the third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Games, fun, entertainment and light refreshments are anticipated. Movie Mania continues through the summer with Bring Your Own Lunch Movie Classics on the first Monday of each month. Enjoy a classic film from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with intermission. Teen Movie Night for ages 13-17 is the first Friday of each month from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The Educational/Documentary movie event is on the second Thursday of each month from 1-3 p.m.; this is for ages 8-15. Summer Saturday Matinees will run until Aug. 14, from 2-4 p.m. A complete movie list is available at the library. Make a Splash-READ Summer Reading Programs are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Join us for a summer full of reading, crafts, fun and entertainment. A complete schedule is available at the library. The Teen Reading Program is on the first and third Friday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. The Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. All programs are free and open to the public. The new library is located at 600 S. Cannon St. in Bridgeville. Hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For sign ups and more information, call the library at 337-7401.

Free cooking program

The Delmar Public Library will host a free cooking program, “Keeping Cool in the Kitchen” on Tuesday, June 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. The program will feature ‘Spanish Gazpacho Garni’ and ‘Berry Cool Dessert’ dishes. Space is limited, so call or come in to the library to register.

Relay for Life BBQ

Relay for Life Chicken BBQ will be held on Saturday, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Delmar. Cost is $8 and includes chicken, roll, slaw, baked beans and homemade dessert.

Greenwood CHEER Dinner Club

The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Join us for an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Card

MORNING STAR • JUNE 24 - 30, 2010 games are from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For menus and more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Library offers MonoMouse

The Greenwood Public Library is now offering the Bierley MonoMouse – an easy to use, hand held electronic magnifier – as part of a loan program designed to help visually impaired members of the community. The Bierley MonoMouse Hand Held Electronic Magnifier is available to be borrowed from the library in the same manner as borrowing a book. It connects to any television via the attached standard RCA plug and then the large blue button is simply pressed to start reading. For more information about the MonoMouse Magnifier at the Greenwood Library, call 302-349-5309 or ask any librarian the next time you visit the library.

with crab cake dinner, Cruise aboard the Dorothy Megan and transportation. Tips are appreciated. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 3 p.m. and returns to the center at 10 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by June 24. For more information, call the center at 349-5237. Summer Fiesta Dinner - A Summer Fiesta Dinner will be held at the center on Wednesday, July 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per member and $8 nonmembers. There will be musical entertainment by Bruce Willey followed by piñata fun. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.

Living Waters Theater trip

Oct. 25-29- Smoky Mts. Tenn.-Visit the Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum and board an actual life boat, touch an iceberg and experience the chill of the 28 degree water. The museum will display hundreds of artifacts in 20 galleries on two decks. Enjoy a catered lunch & a show from a Blast

The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to see “Psalms of David” at Sight & Sound Living Waters Theater in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, Aug. 10th. Cost is $80 per person for member or $90 non-member and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasboard dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Deadline for payment of the trip is July 6. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 10:30 a.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.


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Greenwood CHEER events

The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, located at 41 Schulze Rd. in Greenwood, is hosting the following events and trips: Artwork Exhibit - Thursday, July 15 and Friday, July 16, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The exhibit includes oil paintings, quilts and photography. There will be free table space for those who want to exhibit, but you must call the center to register at 349-5237. Christmas In July Auction - Thursday, July 22, 10 a.m. - There will be a variety of items for sale. Lunch will be served at noon for a donation of $3 per person over age 60. For more information or to donate gift items, call Susan Welch at 349-5237. Independence Day Celebration - Friday, July 2, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Musical entertainment by Cathy Gorman along with games with prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Join the celebration and show your patriotism wearing red, white and blue. For more information, call the center at 3495237. Motor Coach Trip - See “Psalms of David” at Sight & Sound Living Waters Theater in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, Aug. 10. Cost is $80 per person for members or $90 for non-members and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasbord dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Deadline for payment is July 6. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 10:30 a.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237. Register of Wills program - Tuesday, July 13, 12:30 p.m. - This information program, presented by the Register of Wills office with Greg Fuller at the center, will help you learn the duties of the Register of Wills Office and the laws regarding probate plus have your questions answered. For more information, call the center at 349-5237. Dinner Cruise - A Choptank Riverboat Dinner Cruise on Thursday, July 8. Cost is $50 per person and includes a prime rib

From The Past at Smiths Restaurant. Admission to Dollywood for a day before your stop at the Smith Family Dinner Theatre with live entertainment. Then off to the Magic Beyond Belief show. Enjoy a box lunch while having a guided tour of the Smoky Mountains, looking for black bear and that evening have dinner at the Black Bear Jamboree. Have dinner before enjoying a night of dancing and humor at the Country Tonite theatre. Hotel, 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 2 lunches. Restaurants and bus driver tip included. Cost: $595.00 per person, doubles. Single - $725.00. For more information, contact Rose at 302-629-7180.

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Laurel Senior Center Trips

The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trip: Tennessee Sampler, Oct 4-9, cost $739 per person, includes 5 nights hotel accommodations, 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 1 luncheon, cruise, 3 shows, Graceland & Dollyland. For more information, call 875-2536.

Fort Delaware

The Seaford Historical Society is sponsoring a trip to Fort Delaware on Wednesday, July 14. The cost is $50 per person which includes motor coach transportation, admission to the fort and a picnic lunch. It also includes a private tour as well as a civil war prison re-enactment. The bus will leave the Sears parking lot (Seaford Village Shopping Center) at 7:30 a.m. and will return by 4:30 p.m. Reservations are limited. Call Marie at 628-9828 by Wednesday, June 23.

Trip to Louisville

AARP #915 presents a trip to Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 24-29. Trip is six days and five nights and includes five breakfasts and five full dinners. Sights include the Derby Dinner Playhouse, Belle of Louisville Riverboat, Churchill Downs & Kentucky Derby Musesum, “My Old Kentucky Home” Place, Heaven’s Hill Distillery, Louisville Slugger Museum and much, much more. Cost is $775 per person/double occupancy. Single occupancy is slightly higher. For information or reservations, call 410-754-8189 or 410-754-8588.

USCG Auxiliary

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.

Weekly ‘Feline Rescue’ session

Homeless Cat Helpers will hold a question and answer session on “Feline Rescue Resources” at the Seaford Library on Monday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. The session will offer information about sliding scale cost spay/neuter clinics and no-kill kitten adoptions.

Sussex County Marines

Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, “the log cabin,” in Seaford. All former and retired Marines, from all generations, are welcome.

USPS monthly meeting

United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy boating, sailing or canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Saturday, June 26 - Bus trip to Washington, D.C., to help celebrate 50 years of the National Grange Building being in existence. For more information, contact Rosalie Walls at 302-542-3875.

A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month September through June, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Galestown Community House. Adults, $7, ages 6 to 12, $4, under age 6, no charge. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and

Golfing Special at Wood Creek Golf Links

9155 Executive Club Drive Delmar, MD 410-896-3000

sticky buns. The community house is located on School House Road at the intersection of Galestown and Reliance Roads in Galestown, Md. The last one for this year is June 27.


Colonel Richardson High School, Class of 1985, is planning a 25th high school reunion for this fall. The committee is updating classmate addresses. For more information, contact Debbie (Feyl) Brohawn at 410-754-8910 or crhs1985@gmail.com.

Lions Club Sandwich Sale

The Federalsburg Lions Club will have a Pit Beef & Pulled Pork Sandwich Sale on Friday, June 25, at the corner of the Federalsburg bypass on Route 313 and Veterans Drive. Meals will include a sandwich, drink, chips, pickles and brownie for $7. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. until sold out; advance orders appreciated and deliveries available. Contact Lion David Morean at 410924-0983.

WiHi 40th reunion

It’s been 40 years since the Wicomico Senior High class of 1970 walked across the stage to receive diplomas and they plan to celebrate the weekend of Sept.

17-18. If you have not yet heard from a class member, call Ron Nelson at 410-4309523 or email Ann Wilmer at wilmer@ dmv.com. If you know anyone from the class of 1970 who no longer lives in the area and may not have heard about the reunion, let them know about the reunion or give organizers a call with contact information. For more information, call Ann Wilmer at 410-341-0120.

Garden Railroad Tour

The Annual Shoreline Garden Railroad Tour will be held the weekend of June 26-27. Local garden railroad tours are Saturday, June 26 from 10 to 5 p.m. at Mary and Hollis Noel’s home located at Centerville Special, 18272 Progress School Rd., Bridgeville and Jay and Sandy Ruark, 102S Park Lane, Federalsburg, Md. The G-scale size trains run on track in a special train garden. For a complete listing and directions, visit www.gardenrropenhouse.com.

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MORNING STAR • JUNE 24 - 30, 2010

Church Bulletins Free soup and sandwiches

New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel offers free soup and sandwiches every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Timothy Duffield Sr. at 875-0727.

Vacation Bible School

Laurel Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School from June 28 to July 2. Kick-off and pre-registration will be June 27 at 7 p.m. Classes will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with Family Night Finale beginning at 6 p.m. The church is located at 33056 BiState Blvd. (west side of Rt 13A, approx. 2 miles south of town). Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Alliance Church offers VBS

“Heroes of Faith” is the theme of Vacation Bible School at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, June 28-July 2. Each evening begins with a light supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program for children age 4 through grade 6. An adult class, “How to be a Hero to Your Kids” giving marriage and parenting insights is also offered (infant and toddler care available only for parents who attend the adult class). Pre-registration is requested. Registration forms are available in the church lobby Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to

3 p.m. or online at www.atlantaroadcma. org. For more information, call 6295600.

Old Christ Church’s schedule

Old Christ Church, an historic church in Laurel, will meet the first Sunday of each month for the summer at 10 a.m. Services will be held on July 4, Aug. 1 and Sept. 5. Services are open to anyone of any denomination and will include refreshments and tours of the church after each service. The traditional “Blessing of Animals” will be held on Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. A collection will be taken for local animal shelters. November features a Thanksgiving Day Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. followed by Advent lessons and carols with guest concert artists in December. For more information, call 875-3644 or email RevBackus@gmail.com and OldChristChurchLeague@gmail.com.

Vacation Bible School

Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar & Market Sts., Laurel, will be holding Vacation Bible School, entitled Hero Headquarters, from June 28 to July 2, 9 - 11:30 a.m. Children from the ages of 4 to 6th grade are welcome to attend. Each day children will learn through the Bible story, music, songs, crafts,

games and snacks. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register by picking up a form at the church office. For further information, contact Susan Vanderslice at 877-0579.

‘High Seas Expedition’ VBS

Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, will hold its 2010 Vacation Bible School, “High Seas Expedition,” from Monday, June 21 through Friday, June 25. VBS will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with a free dinner provided for students beginning at 5 p.m. High Seas Expedition is open to children three years through completion of fifth grade. VBS is open to children of the church and the community. Pre-registration is through June 20. Prior registration greatly assists in the planning and preparation of this adventure. Registration forms are available at the entrances to the sanctuary or in the church office. Forms may also be mailed to you by calling the church office at 337-7409. “High Seas Expedition” is free, however, if anyone wishes to donate to cover the cost per child, then the suggested fees are $15 per child to cover VBS materials, and $6 for a week of dinners.

St. Luke’s newsletter

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church offers its newsletter, “Luke’s Letter” online and also via email. The newsletter is published approximately once a month and is available online at www.stlukesseaford. org. Join our email list by sending a request to StLukesEpis@comcast.net. St. Luke’s services are Sunday, Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m., and Thursday evenings, Holy Eucharist and Healing at 6 a.m. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato is the rector.

Special events at Mt. Calvary

Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will host the following special events. Women’s Day - Sunday, June 27, 4 p.m. Guest preacher is Pastor Phyllis Duckery of Jericho Faith Deliverance Church in Goldsboro, Md. Fellowship meal will be served before the service at 2:30 p.m. The theme is “Women of Grace and Wisdom.” All ladies are asked to wear their best hat for this occasion. Come and bring a friend. For more information, call 302542-5752. Cannon and Robins Family Day Sunday, July 4. Guest preacher is the Rev. Ronnierre Robinson of St. Paul AME Church, Harrington. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr. For more information, call 629-6481.

DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship CHURCH OF CHRIST

Sunday Family Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. 94 Walnut Street, Laurel, DE (across from GameZone) 302-875-7873 www.laurelnazarene.org

A church you can relate to

1010S . Central Ave., Laurel Ph: 875-7748 Minister: Ian J. Drucker Worship Services: Sunday 10 a.m. 6:00 p.m. BibleS tudy: Sun. 9:00 a.m.; Wed. 7:00 p.m. In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956

(302) 875-3644

The Rev. Dr. Howard G. Backus, Rector www.dioceseofdelaware.net/churches/stphlps.html Holy Eucharist with Healing Sunday ~ 8:30 & 10:30 am Church School ~ 9:30 am

Centenary UMC



200 W. Market Street, Laurel, Del. Contemporary Worship, 8:45 a.m. Traditional Worship, 11:00 a.m. Sunday School, for ALL Ages, 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays: Bible Study 1 p.m.; & Youth Ministry 6:45 p.m.

The Gift of His Love Let others know where you are and when you meet. To advertise in this directory, call


Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching

Youth Group Wednesday 7:00 pm

Worship 10:45 a.m. • Sun. School 9:45 a.m. Wed. Night 7:00 p.m. • Sun. Night 7:00 p.m. Located on Camp Road between the Dual & Alt. 13 For info call: 629-3674 or 875-2915 Sr. Pastor Roland Tice



22581 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, DE • 629-6298


Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 (Nursery & Jr. Church)

Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Service 7:00 p.m.

Know, Grow, Show & Go in our Walk with Jesus Christ

Centrally located at

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

For info, call 875.7995 or visit www.centralworshipcenter.org Pastor Timothy Dukes, Senior Pastor Pastor John Lanzone, Youth/Family Pastor

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road68, South of Laurel Laurel,D el.

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

Delmar Wesleyan Church www.StPaulsUMCLaurelDE.org

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

800 East Street Delmar, MD 21875 “The Church That Cares” 410-896-3600 Pastor James C. Hitch

Sunday: Sunday School 10 M Worship 11 AM & 6 PM

Wednesday: Bible Study 7 PM

MORNING STAR • JUNE 24 - 30, 2010

Emotional wholeness seminar

Resolve emotional conflict and achieve emotional freedom from guilt, fear, worry, bitterness, anger, anxiety and more. Laurel Wesleyan Church is offering a free seminar led by Don Loden and Julius Mullen, on Friday, June 25, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit www.laurelwesleyan.org.

The No Name Band in Georgetown The No Name Band will be at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, Georgetown, on Friday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.

Yard sale at Laurel Nazarene

The Laurel Nazarene Church, off of Central Avenue, across from Gamezone, will be having a massive yard sale on Saturday, June 26, beginning at 8 a.m. The proceeds from the yard sale will go to benefit a trip for the Lion and Lamb Children’s Ministry team. Come out early and help to support this great group of kids from our church.

Gospel music at The Ark

Come out for a night of beautiful gospel music at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 24 at The Ark. Those sharing in song and Word are Jerry and Jeannie Jones, Thom and Deb Slaughter, Second Wind Ministry, Amanda Jones, and Will Reynolds. A love offering will be taken, which will go entirely to Dr. Michelle Russell’s “Take My Hand” and “Mary and Martha Tea Room” Ministries that support women financially, spiritually and emotionally in our community. For more information, call Jeannie Jones, 228-4813 or Dr. Michelle Russell, 349-4220.

Fourth of July Prayer Breakfast

The Laurel Ministerial Association will host the Prayer Breakfast for the Fourth of July festivities. The breakfast will be at the Georgia House Restaurant in Laurel on Saturday, July 3, at 7 a.m. Tickets are $12 and are available at the Chamber of Commerce, Laurel


Town Hall, the Georgia House and some churches. Join us as we pray for our nation on this wonderful day of independence.

Creation Station Bible School

Trinity UMC in Laurel, near Trap Pond, announces its annual Vacation Bible School, “Creation Station,” July 19-23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. During the week, we will explore all the wonderful things God has created. Each night features a guest speaker who will teach about the world we live in. A NASA scientist will speak about space, Native American storytellers will talk about God’s creation of human beings, the Salisbury Zoo will bring animals, and more. The week will also include crafts, music and snacks. To register, call 875-4741. VBS is open to all children ages 3-12. Come and joins us for a week of fun!

High Seas Adventure VBS

Join Bethel Worship Center and Seaford Wesleyan Church for their High Seas Adventure Vacation Bible School. VBS will be at “The Ark” on June 22-25 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Eddie at 228-3791.

What must I do to be saved?

Acknowledge your sin and place your trust in Christ. All who place their trust in Christ in this way are adopted as God’s children. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. ~ Romans 3:23 The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 6:23 God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. ~ Romans 10:9


Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor

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

SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

Sun. 9:30 am Wed. 7:00 pm

Children’s Church • Nursery

Senior Minister: Dr. Carl G Vincent Senior Pastor: Pastor Barry B. Dukes wwwmessiahsvineyard.org



302-629-8434 • www.graceseaford.org

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

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

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

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

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



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


Ministry for the wholef amily 7 PM

Pastor Stacey Johnson

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



315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973 • 302-629-9755

Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins www.christlutheranseaford.com

Praise Worship 8:15 AM • Sunday School 9:45 AM • Traditional Worship 11:15 AM

Laurel Baptist Church, SBC 22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 - www.atlantaroadcma.org Sunday

Wednesday Evening

9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 6:45 Catalyst Youth (gr. 7-12), Worship, Nursery, Classes DivorceCare, KidStuf 103 (K-6 kids & their parents, 1st & 3rd for Kids & Adults Wednesday) 7:00 Intercessory 7:00 p.m. Prayer, Men’s Group Evening Service

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

The Church by the Side of the Road 15092 Cokesbury Rd, Georgetown, DE

(302) 629-5222 • www.cokesburyworship.org Pastor Harold Carmean & Congregation Sunday School 9 am Contemporary Church Service 10 am

Mount Olivet

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

Sunday Services: Informal Worship in Chapel 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary 9:45 Sunday School

Pastor: Rev. Jim Sipes • 302-629-4458

United Methodist Church

Where everybody is somebody & Jesus Christ is Lord 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, Laurel, DE 19956 LBC Sunday School ~ 10:00 Morning Worship ~ 11:00 Wednesday Bible Study ~ 7:00 P.M. NurseryP rovided Pastor: Rev. Steven Booth Music Director: Linda Lewis


St. Luke’s

Episcopal Church Front & King St., Seaford, DE


Holy Eucharist: Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby-Coladonato, Rector

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)

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

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

2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Across from Bank 337-7409 Handicap Friendly

629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 • cogclarence@verizon.net

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


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


Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Pastor - O. Kenneth Scheller 302-875-0140

A Safe Sanctuary & Stephen’s Ministry Church Rev. E. S. Mallozzi

All are welcome to worship here every Sabbath.

302- 875-4646

PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956


Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church

26295 Sussex Highway (south on 13), Seaford, DE

Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel




Messiah’s Vineyard Church


Contemporary Services ... 8:45 & 10:30 a.m. Nursery Care & Children’s Church Provided Corner of Woodland Ferry Rd. & Stein Hwy., 4 miles West of Seaford • 629-2862 Jeans Expected! No Halos Required!

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Contemporary Service............9:30 a.m. Sunday School.............10:15 a.m. Traditional Service. .11:30 a.m. Mount Pleasant Road, Laurel (Just off Rt. 24 west, on Rd. 493A)



MORNING STAR • JUNE 24 - 30, 2010

Obituaries Arvaline L. Benton, 89

Arvaline L. (Whaley) Benton of Seaford, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at home with her daughter at her side. She was born on Oct. 19, 1920, a daughter of the late Charles and Annie Whaley. She was a lifelong member of Centenary Church. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. During her husband’s 40 year career with the DuPont de Nemours Company, the family moved 27 times. She lovingly made each location “home.” She enjoyed being a homemaker, being involved in her children’s activities as well as being active in numerous community groups. She knew no strangers, only friends she just met. She has many people who love her for her gracious spirit. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Charles Ward Benton; a son, David; her brothers, Leslie Whaley, Albert Whaley and Chester Whaley; and her sister, Elsie Palmer. Mrs. Benton is survived by a son, Charles Bruce Benton and his wife Carole of Lewes; her daughter, Sandra Townsend of Seaford; grandchildren, Shannon Benton of Alexandria, Va., Bryan Townsend of Lihue, Hawaii, and Erin DeMaggio and her husband Greg of College Park, Md.; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held on Tuesday, June 22, at Cranston Funeral Home. The Rev. K. Wayne Grier officiated. The committal service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, at the Veterans’ Cemetery in Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Arvaline Benton’s memory to the charity of your choice or to Compassionate Care Hospice.

Wm. Dale Brubaker, 57

Wm. Dale Brubaker, beloved father and husband, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at his home in Laurel. He was born April 21, 1953, in Milford, a son of Alton “Dutch” Brubaker and his wife, Ruby of Delmar and Fay Downing and her husband, Gil of Salisbury. Dale was a graduate of Delmar High School and worked alongside his wife as a self employed poultry farmer. He previously worked in construction with Gillis Gilkerson as a supervisor. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a member of Pete’s Brubaker Hill Hunt Club. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Diane; a daughter, Melissa Fay Brubaker of Delmar; a son, Aaron Dale Brubaker and his fiancé, Ashley Ownby of Delmar; his cherished grandchildren, Payton Dale and Olivia Catherine Brubaker of Delmar; a sister, Gwen Shedaker and her husband, Phil of Laurel; mother and father-in-law, Norman and MaryLee LeCates of Laurel; a brother-in-law, Jim LeCates and his wife, Fran of Laurel; a sister-in-law, Shirl Figgs

of Laurel; a stepdaughter, Tara Banks and her husband, Jeff of Delmar; a stepbrother, David Downing and his wife, Phyllis of Delmar; stepsisters, Donna Thomas and her husband, Larry of Princess Anne, Md. and Debbie Culver and her husband, Rick of Felton. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Monday, June 21, at Short Funeral Home, Delmar. The Rev. Dale Evans officiated. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Delmar Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 143, Delmar, DE 19940, or Laurel Fire Department, 205 W. 10th St., Laurel, DE 19956. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com.

Henry M. Dunham, 93

Henry Manning Dunham passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 12, 2010, with his loving family at his side. Henry was born in Scranton, Pa., on Oct. 29, 1916, the son of Henry and Gladys Dunham. He grew up in Scranton and attended Williams College and then received his master’s degree from the University of Illinois. After college, he joined the duPont Company and was transferred to Sylacauga, Ala. He worked in the duPont wartime plant where he met Jean Kidd. They were married in 1943 and remained married for 67 years. After the war, Henry and Jean were transferred to Seaford, where he worked at the new duPont Nylon Plant. Beyond work, he was very involved in St. John’s United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities for 50 years. He loved the arts, was an avid photographer and, over the years, accumulated an extensive collection of classical music and movies. Travel with his wife and family was always an anticipated pleasure. After 40 years with duPont, he decided that Seaford was the best retirement community of all and so it was that the couple remained and became residents of the Methodist Manor House, a move that gave him much joy and contentment. Surviving Henry is his wife, Jean, daughter Barbara and son-in-law, Jonathan Heuberger. His son, James died in 2010, leaving a granddaughter, Lee Patricia Dunham. He is also survived by two nieces, Sally Sarkissian and Nancy Letts and brother-in-law, Robert Kidd. A celebration of life service for Henry Dunham will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or the Methodist Manor House Benevolence Fund, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford, DE 19973.

Ellison B. Skidmore, 74

Ellison “Sonny” Bundick Skidmore, of Millsboro, passed away Monday, June 14, 2010, at Cadia Health Care-Renaissance with family at his side. He was born July 11, 1935, in North Hampton County, Capeville, Va., the son of the late Ellison Edgar and Ruby Bundick Skidmore. Sonny and his parents moved to Sea-

ford where he first worked at the Dupont Plant. Mr. Skidmore spent most of his career as a telephone repairman with Diamond State Telephone Company until retiring in the 1980’s. It was his second career as a fisherman that was his passion and true love. Mr. Skidmore was an avid fisherman who enjoyed being on the water. With the help of his son, Mark Skidmore, he built and captained four charter boats, The Shamrock. Together they ran a deep sea charter boat business out of the Indian River Inlet, North Side, for 13 years. Mr. Skidmore shared many years camping with his family at Cherrystone Campground in Cheriton, Va., where he enjoyed fishing, boating, crabbing and digging for clams and oysters. He is survived by his son, Mark Skidmore of Georgetown; a daughter, Holly Marvel of Georgetown; and five grandchildren, Mark and Matthew Skidmore, Shannon, Kelsey and Michael Marvel. Funeral services were held on Friday, June 18, at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at the Renaissance and Delaware Hospice for their compassionate care and comfort.

Hattie B. Puckham, 69

After 15 courageous years battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” with her family by her bedside, Hattie Bernetta Puckham, quietly and peacefully submitted to the “Will of Almighty God” on Thursday, June 17, 2010. She was born in Laurel, on April 10, 1941, to the late Richard and Anna Louise Cooper. Hattie attended Paul Laurence Dunbar School in Laurel, William C. Jason Comprehensive High School in Georgetown and Puckham Delaware State College in Dover. Hattie was a lifetime member of New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel where she was also baptized. On April 26, 1963, she was joined in holy matrimony to Eugene Bernard Puckham. To this union are four children: Victor, Tamar (Tammy), Forrest and Anna (Amy). When her children entered school, Hattie worked as a teacher’s aide with the Laurel School District and then Kraft General Foods in Dover. She was later employed with the DuPont Plant in Seaford for 22 years where she operated the RDA machine. It was while working at DuPont when she was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease forcing her into an early retirement. She leaves precious memories with her devoted caregiver and husband, Eugene B. Puckham; two sons, Victor (Iris) Puckham, Forrest (Verdine) Puckham; and two daughters, Tammy (John) Williams and Amy (Tyrone) Handy. Funeral services were held on Wednes-

day, June 23, at the United Deliverance Bible Center, Laurel. In lieu of flowers, any donations should be made to the ALS Association and mailed to 409 Center St., Laurel, DE 19956. Arrangements are in the care of Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Seaford. Letters of condolences may be sent and the guestbook may be signed at www.benniesmithfuneralhome.com.

Monroe M. Givens Sr., 79

Monroe Milton Givens Sr., of Seaford, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. He was born in Laurel, grew up in Concord and attended schools in Concord and Seaford. Monroe was a professional truck driver for 55 years, owner and operator of a trucking company, and a self-employed poultry, grain and produce farmer for over 50 years. He was a self taught mechanic, inventer, problem-solver, advisor and enjoyed helping others. He also enjoyed traveling, telling stories, spending time in Florida and with his family. He leaves a legacy of hard work, honesty and integrity to his children and will be deeply missed. He was a member of the AARP Chapter and the Delaware Farm Bureau. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Melvin F. Givens and Olen C. Givens; and three sisters, Evelyn Waller-Smallcombe, Elsie Short-Bruisewitz and Georgia Timmons. Monroe will be dearly missed by his devoted wife of 60 years, Frances Lama Givens; two sons, Monroe (Monnie) Givens Jr. and wife Judith of Newark and Dosse Givens and wife Riva of Seaford; and three daughters, Mary Justice and husband Michael of Newark, Annelle O’Neal and husband Joseph of Laurel and Carolyn Kline and husband Raymond of Palmyra, Va. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, Andrew O’Neal, Brian Givens, Laurie Tennis, Jamie Givens, Molly Givens, Randy O’Neal, Katie Davis, Eric Justice, Matthew Givens, Rachel Kline, Kara Kline and Cassidy Kline; and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, June 25, at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford, where friends and family may call one hour before the service. Burial will be in Blades Cemetery, Blades. Contributions may be made to Concord Missions Ministries, 25322 Church Rd., Seaford, DE 19973.

Death Notices Linda Louise Short, 55

Linda Louise Short of Seaford, died at her home on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Graveside services were held at Bridgeville Cemetery in Bridgeville, on Monday, June 21. Pastor Joe LeCates officiated. Arrangements are in the care of Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel.

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Education Delaware Tech commencement speaker offers ’keys to success’

Arlene Littleton of Laurel, executive director of CHEER, presents an aerial photo of the Sussex Tech campus to Dr. Patrick Savini in appreciation for his support of the non-profit senior citizen service organization.

Colleagues honor superintendent Colleagues, family and friends gathered at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown on Thursday evening, June 10, to honor the career of Dr. Patrick Savini of Georgetown. Dr. Savini is the district superintendent of the Sussex Technical School District and will retire in August. Dr. Savini came to Sussex Tech in 1990 to be the school’s first principal. He was instrumental in overseeing the successful conversion of Sussex Tech from a shared-time vocational center to a fulltime comprehensive technical high school. Under his leadership, Sussex Tech has received numerous national awards and has been visited by educators from around the world. Dr. Savini was named the State of Delaware’s 1996 Principal of the Year. He has given more than 150 educational presentations in 24 states and co-authored two textbooks. In 1997, Dr. Savini was promoted to Director of Support Services for the school district, and in 2003, he was named district superintendent. Several guests gave testimonies describing how their relationship with Dr.

Savini and his wife, Carolyn, have affected their lives. Many employees of the school district thanked Dr. Savini for his vision and leadership for the district. They also told how Dr. Savini’s attitude and determination while battling and conquering cancer had inspired them. Several gifts were given to commemorate the occasion. Lovers of the arts, the Savini’s received an autographed portrait of the cast of the school’s spring musical production, “Ragtime.” CHEER, a non-profit service organization for senior citizens for which Dr. Savini has volunteered his expertise, presented him with an aerial photo of the Sussex Tech campus. He will also receive a commemorative brick in the wall that is planned to be built at the entrance of the Sussex Tech athletic complex. Plus, Dr. Savini will be honored with a personal athletic banner hung in the Sussex Tech gymnasium to commemorate his support of athletics and his own athletic prowess at Holy Cross High School. Dr. and Mrs. Savini plan to relocate to Texas to enjoy family during their retirement years.

Creative courses offered at Delaware Tech

Unleash your creativity by participating in courses this July and August at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Discover how to redecorate your floors on a shoestring; use materials such as old jeans or twill pants to make a throw rug in Creative Interiors – Rip, Snip & Loop Rug from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 12 and Thursday, July 15. Sewing and crochet skills are required for this course. Develop and sharpen your artistic skills in First Steps to Drawing from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, July 20 to Aug. 24. Receive tips and acquire basic drawing skills which will improve your works of art. Unlock the secrets of professionals in Custom Framing from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 9. Learn the framing process and discover how to overcome common errors. Develop an eye for frames, mats, colors and patterns; learn how to keep the price affordable. For more information, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 854-6966.

The 2010 graduates of Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus were offered the “keys to success” by commencement speaker John A. Martin at the 42nd commencement on May 11. Martin, vice president and general manager of DeCrane Aerospace, PATS Aircraft Systems in Georgetown, shared his thoughts on the five qualities that enable people to be successful: “showing up” even when one doesn’t want to, aptitude, perseverance, making a difference/commitment and enjoying the journey. Louis F. Owens Jr., M.D., Sussex County member of the college’s Board of Trustees, conferred 881 academic awards upon the 559 members of the graduating class; of that number, 431 were associate degrees, 306 were one-year diplomas and 144 were academic certificates. This year, 220 students graduated with academic honors: 14 students with a 4.0 grade point average and summa cum laude; 46 students summa cum laude; 84 students magna cum laude; and 90 students cum laude. A statistical overview of the graduating class reveals: the average age is 29; 65 percent are female; 75 percent are from Sussex County; the City of Seaford has the highest number of graduates; and 45 percent were enrolled in health-related programs. Area honor graduates include: Summa Cum Laude - Bethel - Robert W. McCarthy; Bridgeville - Linda A. Williams, Travis N. Milam; Greenwood Aaron K. Outten, Nathan R. Hill; Laurel - Tyler A. Deusa, Larry W. Windsor, Megan E. Kiser, Shelley D. Taylor, Stephanie A. Vance; Seaford - Jeffery W. Hicklin, Becky L. Peterson, Carla R. Tingle, Bradley C. Snyder, Monica M. Milliken, Benjamin C. Elliott Magna Cum Laude - Blades - Matthew S. Esterson, Martin E. Evans; Bridgeville - Ryan T. Messick, Kari A. Hastings, Terrance M. Brummell, Sonya N. Yoder, Danielle L. Hollis, Rita M. Fasano, Amy L. West; Greenwood - Keri N. Reibsome, Jessica L. Creeden, Kristina M. Conners, Amy E. Kouse; Laurel - Melany C. Dubbs, Liudmila S. Mikhno, Kristin N. Elliott, Jantzen T. Burton, Brittany A. Joseph, Joshua T. Dunn, Joanne I. Williams, Kelsea J. Wilson, Brett M. Shockley, Brandi A. Hastings; Seaford - Amber L. Cox, Brittany R. Thornton, Nicole A. Story, Jordy D. Smart, Erin M. DelFarno, Rochelle A. Henry, Kyle T. Palmer Cum Laude - Blades - Megan A. Wilson; Bridgeville - Jamie E. Stout; Delmar Lisa T. Szewczyk; Greenwood - Anthony D. Pucci, Joanna L. Kauffman, Jeffrey K. Passwaters, Lauren D. Burke Bradbury, Ariadna Q. Aguero; Laurel - Timothy C. Miller, Erica M. Milbourn, Laura B. Wootten, Josephine A. Hare; Seaford Crystal M. Tull, Heather L. LaMont, Jennifer K. Johnson, Michael J. Manso, Tory

K. Matthews, Daniel L. Hamilton Graduates - Bethel - Deborah W. Hearn, Robert W. McCarthy; Erin K. Spence; Blades - Matthew S. Esterson, Martin E. Evans, Megan A. Wilson; Bridgeville - Dana M. Baker, Terrance M. Brummell, Johnathan W. Carr-Rutkowski, Bertin Etienne, Rita M. Fasano, Kari A. Hastings, Danielle L. Hollis, Laura B. Jefferson, Krista H. Leonard, Ryan T. Messick, Travis N. Milam, Noe Ocampo, Aaron M. Stone, Jamie E. Stout, Amy L. West, Linda A. Williams, Sonya N. Yoder; Delmar - Sandy P. Adkins, Dawn M. Boyan, Corina L Carson, Brian K. Green, Tiffany N. Patterson, Brooke A. Pfeffer, Brennen T. Ralph, Lisa T. Szewczyk; Federalsburg, Md. - Lakesha N. Jolley, Mary T. Robinson; Greenwood - Ariadna Q. Aguero, Lauren D. Burke Bradbury, Kristina M. Conners, Jessica L. Creeden, Benjamin A. Cunningham, Nathan R. Hill, Joanna L. Kauffman, Amy E. Kouse, Aaron K. Outten, Jeffrey K. Passwaters, Anthony D. Pucci, Keri N. Reibsome, Brandon W. Zook; Laurel - Maria A. Anderson, Ruth M. Bailey, Ashley L. Bennett, Charles L. Bredbenner, Sher’ra B. Brown, Jantzen T. Burton, Jessica A. Burton, Ivanessa L. Cay, Jennifer R. Dennis, Tyler A. Deusa, Joshua T. Dunn, Kristin N. Elliott, Josephine A. Hare, Corey L. Hudson, Jamar L. Jefferson, Eric R. Johnson, Brittany A. Joseph, Sarai M. Kerr, Megan E. Kiser, Christopher M. Lowe, Elizabeth R. McCabe, Jaimie L. McCarthy, Virginia M. Medeiros, Liudmila S. Mikhno, Erica M. Milbourn, Timothy C. Miller, Latoya L. Palmer, Brett M. Shockley, James R. Simmons, Sandra K. Sprouse, Shelley D. Taylor, Erin C. Tingle, Beate T. Tyndall, Stephanie A. Vance, Christopher D. Werner, Meagan N. Wien, Joanne I. Williams, Kelsea J. Wilson, Larry W. Windsor; Seaford - Sade S. Carter, Thomas W. Clagg, Bethany T. Cooper, Amber L. Cox, Erin M. DelFarno, Rachel A. Drace, Melany C. Dubbs, Jamie Elkington, Benjamin C. Elliott, Sonia G. Evans, Ezra J.Felton, Daniel L. Hamilton, Jessica B. Harper, Joshua T. Harris, Rochelle A. Henry, Francisco J. Hernandez, Jeffery W. Hicklin, Kyle M. Hignutt, Brittany D. Hood, Kelly M. Hovatter, Erica M. Huck, Jennifer K. Johnson, Trey R. Kagey, Wendy A. Karnish, Elizabeth A. Kimbler, Heather L. LaMont, Melius Louius, Michael J. Manso, Lisa G. Massey, Tory K. Matthews, Monica M. Milliken, Jennifer M. Norwood, Amber L. Palmer, Kyle T. Palmer, Becky L. Peterson, Jacob M. Phillips, Justin L. Porter, Margarita E. Rodriquez, Jordy D. Smart, Amber N. Smith, Jason W. Smith, Tyler G. Smith, Bradley C. Snyder, Reginald D. Spence, Nicole A. Story, Jennifer A. Sullivan, Rachel E. Swift, Brittany R. Thornton, Carla R. Tingle, Danielle N. Tingle, Crystal M. Tull, Lauren T. Whaley, Deanna Williams

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Scott to attend conservatory

Coastal Concerts is pleased to announce that its’ two time scholarship winner Maria Scott, 17, of Bridgeville, has been accepted by the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Scott used her Scott first scholarship from Coastal Concerts to attend the Summit Music Festival in Purchase, N.Y. in 2009 and the second scholarship award was applied to college audition expenses. Maria says, “Winning the scholarships gave me a boost to reach my goal of attending Peabody.” She presented her senior recital at the Wilmington Music School on June 8. Her program included works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Rachmaninov and Scriabin. Maria has performed in Lewes at various Coastal Concert events, including the recent celebration of Coastal Concerts’ 50th performance celebration. She also represented Coastal Concerts at the Lewes 2009 Chautauqua. Peabody was founded in 1857 and has an international reputation as a leading music conservatory. Maria will enter there in August as a piano performance major. Coastal Concerts is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing classical music to the Cape Region. Through its outreach program, it has awarded scholarships to promising young area musicians for the past eight years.

Spicer awarded scholarship

Sierra Spicer, a 2010 Laurel Senior High School graduate from Laurel, received a $1,500 Joann Scott Memorial Scholarship from the Delaware Association of Insurance Agents & Brokers Inc. “We were impressed by Sierra’s academic record, as well as her leadership skills and comSpicer mitment to community,” said John Yasik, chairman of the DAIAB. “She embodies the ideals of this award.” Mark Rubino, of the DAIAB-member agency The Insurance Market, referred Spicer for the award. As a qualified applicant for the scholarship, Spicer maintained a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, is a Delaware resident and plans to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.

Cook named to dean’s list

Lindsey Cook of Greenwood has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester at the University of Delaware. Cook, a 2009 graduate of Woodbridge High School, is an animal science and agricultural education double major with a minor in English. She is the daughter of Harry Cook of Bridgeville and Michelle Cook of Greenwood.

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Area students receive scholarships

Nanticoke Health Services recently presented three of six scholarships to local high school graduates residing in Western Sussex County who plan to enter the health care field. The three recipients are Jessica Hill, graduate of Seaford High School and Lauren Hitch and Christopher Cutsail, both graduates from Laurel High School. Jessica Hill will attend Wilmington University and Lauren Hitch will attend Hill Salisbury University to pursue degrees in nursing. Christopher Cutsail will attend the University of Delaware to pursue a degree in exercise science. Hill also completed the Health Career Internship program at Nanticoke Memorial HosHitch pital. The program provides exposure in a healthcare environment to students considering health related careers. This class integrates classroom activities with real workplace experiences during rotations to various health career areas of the hospital. Cutsail

Front row, from left – Kristi Gamuciello, Austin Hodges, Megan Aliberti, Colt Kollock, Danielle Neithammer, Ethan Mariner, Alanna Hall, Jake Czapp, Larry Hileman. Middle row – Nathaniel Richter, Kat Harmon, Taylor Timmons, Nadia Gulab, Hunter Parsons, Melanie Bautista, John Hollis, Katelyn Revell. Back row – Deborah Greenlee, Alayna Aiken, Jacob Townsend. Not pictured – Colin Hazzard, Chad Heck, Chris Kahler, Alina Christenbury, Myron Brown

Students complete HOH program Twenty of Lighthouse Christian middle school students recently completed the requirements for HOH-DE’s MITI Foundations for Success course. The guest speaker at the graduation event held on May 26 was John Hollis, Sussex Manager of Community and Government Affairs, Nemours Foundation. Two of the graduates also shared some of the wisdom they gained from the course. One student discussed how his journey and the relationship he built with the fa-

cilitators helped him lose the anger he was holding onto as a result of a difficult time his parents were experiencing. The student said if he could choose one word to sum up everything he was feeling, it would be “overcomer.” For more information on Lighthouse Christian School or to schedule a tour, call the school office at 732-3309. To learn more about HOH-DE or how you can schedule a MITI course at your location, call 715-5270 or email rob@houseofhopedelaware.org.

Adams graduates from Smith

Nicole Adams, daughter of Marcus and Elizabeth Adams of Laurel, received a bachelor’s degree from Smith College on Sunday, May 16. Adams majored in art history and archaeology and concentrated in museum studies at Smith. She was the first person to conduct a conservation assessment of a collection of Peruvian textiles at Amherst College’s Mead Museum, and she presented her independent research project at the ninth annual “Celebrating Collaborations: Students and Faculty Working Together” conference. Her undergraduate activities included playing a forward position on the Smith rugby team and volunteering with the Prison Book Project in North Hadley. She worked as the Planning and Development assistant at Northampton City Hall, as the Periodicals and Acquisitions assistant at Neilson Library, and as the Smith Archaeology Department assistant. She also interned with the Museum of Modern Art, the Preservation Society of Newport, Rhode Island, the Minnesota Historical Society, and Historic Northampton. Adams leaves for Peru this summer, where she will work on an archaeological dig in the Andean highlands. She will continue to work with Peruvian art and textiles in Cusco while preparing for graduate study in Latin American art. She is fluent in Spanish and looks forward to studying Portuguese and Quechua.

SENIORS EXCEL IN ASSESSMENT - Sixty seniors at Sussex Technical High School volunteered to take the High Schools That Work (HSTW) Assessment in reading, mathematics and science to test their readiness for college and the workplace. The HSTW is the Southern Regional Education Board’s comprehensive school improvement model serving over 1,200 schools in 32 states. Most students who meet the readiness goals (basic level in all three subjects) should be able to enter college without needing remediation and/or enter the workplace and pass most entry-level employer exams . Fifty-one seniors at Sussex Tech earned the Educational Achievement Award by meeting curriculum goals in at least two subjects, completed a concentration, and met all three readiness goals. Students are, from left: Bottom, row one – Abigail Adkins, Millsboro; Paul Asa, Seaford; Andrew Bell, Seaford; Cody Belote, Laurel; and Livia Berg, Lewes; Row two – Danielle Brumbley, Georgetown; Sabree Burbage, Seaford; Michael Edelin, Laurel; Chandler Elmore, Georgetown; Jessica Ferree, Georgetown; and David Fluharty, Millsboro; Row three – Robert Gallo, Milton; Trey Griffin, Laurel; Sharmaine Harris, Laurel; Aileen Hearn, Rehoboth; Heather Johnson, Lincoln; and Caitlin Knotts, Bridgeville; Row four – Emir Laroya, Seaford; Johanna Lukk, Georgetown; Alex MacLean, Millsboro; Colleen Mahaffie, Lewes; Shelby Malloy, Lincoln; Christina Massino, Georgetown; Chelsea Michaels, Millsboro; and Denton Mow, Lincoln; Row five – Mathew Parsons, Laurel; Monica Patel, Harbeson; Nicholas Phillips, Georgetown; Morgan Pusey, Millsboro; Chad Ricci, Laurel; Courtenay Rickards, Ocean View; Julie Short, Milton; and Emily Southmayd, Ocean View; Top, row six – Katina Stamat, Lincoln; Tori Suess, Milton; Quinn Stewart, Millsboro; Kasey Thompson, Greenwood; Keith Walls, Georgetown; Brandon White, Lewes; Matthew Wiltshire, Lewes; and Christine Witke, Harbeson. Not pictured are Joe Casullo, Seaford; Ralph Day, Laurel; Tyler Dickson, Bridgeville; Anna Dill, Seaford; Ryan Faucett, Georgetown; Hansel Fuller, Georgetown; Jared Groff, Millsboro; Jessie Howard, Milford; Halie Parker, Laurel; and Caitlin Stone, Bridgeville.

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A cat by any other name would be just as quirky

I can’t say that I have spent a lot of money on cat toys. But what ynn arks money I have spent has been utterly and completely wasted: Uno, ... putting it into our one feline, will have nothing to do with any of them. the garbage would A green plastic ball that has inside it a small bell that rings whenbe like tossing Ernie ever the ball rolls lies unused under into the trash while a table in the living room. Small cloth mice, guaranteed to interest Bert watched. even the most aloof cat, are similarly ignored. Instead, Uno prefers corner where Alpha used to sleep. to play with a small cotton ball that But recently, I discovered his secret he found somewhere and that neither rolls sleeping spot. And it is a place that did nor makes a sound. not occur to me as a possibility during my Mr. Cotton, as I have taken to calling searches. Uno’s new friend, is filthy after several Uno, it seems, sleeps in a litter box. It weeks of being thrown up into the air is one of three litter boxes that we have or down the steps, caught in claws or throughout the house and it is enclosed in between teeth and carried on to its next a wooden cabinet that my husband built torture spot. I would throw it away. But for it, underneath the sink in our downUno, our only remaining pet, seems pretty stairs bathroom. attached to it. Taking it from him and Alpha was the one who used the litter putting it into the garbage would be like pan for its intended purpose. For his pertossing Ernie into the trash while Bert sonal business, Uno prefers the litter pan watched. that sits in our upstairs bathroom and that As with cat toys, I can’t say that I have is not enclosed. The third litter pan, in the spent a lot of money on beds for felines. kitchen, is unused. But I did, last Christmas before Uno’s Of course, Uno has been known to ocsister, Alpha, died suddenly and without ceremony in the upstairs hallway, buy two casionally use the living room rug as his litter pan, a habit we have tried to break cat beds, one blue and the other green. with numerous disciplinary measures and I have curled up in neither, but they a variety of cleaning and deodorizing appear to be comfy places, warm and soft chemicals. for midday sleeping. “You know,” my husband told him One of the beds is downstairs, next when we first saw him emerge from the to the couch. The other is upstairs in our litter pan cabinet, stretching and yawning son’s bedroom, underneath the dresser. after a long nap, “most cats sleep on the As he does with the toys I bring home, Uno chooses to ignore them. Even in mid- rug and pee in the litter pan. It seems that you’ve gotten it backwards.” afternoon, the height of cat nap time, they So he’s one-of-a-kind. That’s nothing both sit empty. to be ashamed of. And his name, although Until recently, Uno’s sleeping place by coincidence because we selected it behas been a mystery. When I searched for fore we understood his quirks, reflects his him, which I did often because I was curiuniqueness. ous about where he had found to curl up, As I said to the veterinarian when she I could find him nowhere. Not under the told me years ago that it was possible beds or dressers, not behind the couch, that the then-kitten had only one testicle, not in the kitchen cupboard with the door that swings open easily and with an empty “That’s why we named him Uno.”



Sussex County daytime road closures The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that a micro-surfacing project will require daytime road closures in Sussex County. The lane closures will occur from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The following roads will be impacted through Friday, June 25: • Airport Road between Georgetown  town limits and Route 9 • East Piney Grove Road between  Shortly Road and Stockley Road • Honolulu Road between Thatcher  Road/Omar Road and Clayton Avenue • North Shores subdivision: North  Shores Drive • Sussex Pines Road between Woods  Branch Road and Cedar Lane • Whaleys Road between East Line  Road and Line Church Road Through Thursday, July 1: • Bay Avenue between Beach Plum  Drive and Lighthouse Road

• Fitzgeralds Road between Route 36/ Shawnee Road and Route 113 • Hearns Pond Road between Wesley  Church Road and Route 13 • North Spring Hill Road between  Maryland state line and Route 54/Delmar  Road • Old Shawnee Road between Route  36/Shawnee Road and Route 113 • Slaughter Beach Road between Route  1 and Bay Avenue • Susan Beach Road between Route 54/ Delmar Road and Horsey Church Road Micro-surfacing is a polymer modified cold-mix paving system consisting of a mixture of dense-graded aggregate, asphalt emulsion, water and mineral fillers. Micro-surfacing is a maintenance treatment and very cost-effective. The contractor for this project is Asphalt Pavers. For more information, visit www.deldot.gov or tune to WTMC 1380 AM.


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Seaford’s Deshawn McIvor makes a tackle for a loss during last weekend’s BlueGold all-star football game. Photo by Mike McClure

Blue boots Gold, 12-3, in 55th annual Blue-Gold football game By Mike McClure

The Blue team won its fifth game in a row with a 12-3 win over Gold in a low scoring affair last Saturday at the University of Delaware. While the two teams moved the ball up and down the field in the 55th annual all-star high school football game, there were more blocked kicks (three) than touchdowns (two) in the game. Prior to the start of the game, the game’s participants (players, cheerleaders, band, ambassadors) were introduced. The annual game, sponsored by the Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with intellectual disabilities (DFRC), benefits organizations helping citizens with intellectual disabilities. Participants also had a chance to spend time with their buddies (children with cognitive disabilities) during the pre-

game ceremony. The Gold team began the game with a drive that started on its own 24 yard line. Caesar Rodney’s Daquan Harris had a nine-yard run to move the ball to the Blue 37, but CR quarterback Keith Boris was stopped at the line of scrimmage on a a keeper on fourth and seven from the Blue 34. The Blue team also moved the ball on its first possession, which began on its own 34. Pencader Charter quarterback Brandon Norman ran for 14 yards and later completed a 22-yard pass to Pencader teammate Jerome Smith to advance the ball to the Gold 29. Seaford’s Deshawn McIvor later dropped Smith for a one-yard loss and Woodbridge’s Trevor Wescott held Norman to a six-yard run to set up fourth and four. Blue’s Mark Flakes (Thomas McKean) was held to a

Woodbridge’s Jere Hutson and T.J. Jefferson spend some time with Blue-Gold buddy William Turner prior to the start of the Blue-Gold all-star football game. Photo by Mike McClure

Sussex Tech grads Justin Allen, Tori Seuss, and Joe Casullo are shown with their buddy Jessika Kulley (10). Kulley, who was the Gold buddy, is from Seaford and is a student at Woodbridge High School. Photo by Mike McClure

two-yard run to give the ball back to Gold on downs. Blue got the ball back on its own 44 following a Gold punt. Norman ran for another 11 yards and Smith added a 13-yard run to push the ball into Gold territory (32). McIvor’s tackle for a three-yard loss on second down helped give the ball back to Gold. Gold’s Brandon Legrand (Milford) had a pair of 13-yard runs, Boris added a nineyard scamper, and Harris ran for seven yards to set up first and 10 on the Blue 26. The Blue team caught a break as Blue’s Marcus Bradley (Concord) recovered a Gold fumble.

Blue took advantage of the turnover as Kyle Hayman (St. Elizabeth) completed a 44-yard pass to Jordan Hunter-Laws (Howard) on a halfback option. The Blue squad chose to go for a field goal on fourth and seven from the Gold 16, but Laurel’s Nick Munoz (with help from Wescott) blocked the field goal attempt by William Penn’s Joseph Kulesza. Legrand picked up 24 yards on a run to put the ball on the Blue 32 yard line, but Gold turned the ball over on fourth and 10 as Blue’s Jesse Ware (Salesianum) recovered a fumble and ran back for a Continued on page 27

LITTLE SMASHER- A young tennis player prepares to hit the ball as instructor Kelly Kimpton looks on during the Seaford Department of Recreation Little Smashers tennis clinic which was held last week at the Seaford High tennis courts. Photo by Mike McClure

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FIRST PLACE- The Minor League Phillies recently captured first place for the 2010 Nanticoke Little League baseball season with a record of 10-2. Pictured (l to r) is the winning team: bottom row- Jacob Adkins, Noah Adkins, Tyler Harris, Braydan Graham, Steven Knowles, Trent Carey; middle row- Tegan Shockley, Cameron Kvilhaug, Shane Stark, Collin Handy, Brad Morgan, Mason Whitelock; top row- coach Scott Morgan, manager Frank Garand, and coach Paul Harris.

MAKING CONTACT- Brent Adams of T.G. Adams makes contact with a pitch during his team’s Junior League baseball game last week in Bridgeville. Photo by Mike McClure

WOODBRIDGE- Logan Wescott of JBS Construction awaits the pitch during his team’s Woodbridge Little League baseball game against T.G. Adams. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford/Laurel Star Little League scoreboard

Nanticoke/Woodbridge Little League- Junior League baseballNanticoke Pirates 11, T.G. Adams (Woodbridge) 10- For the Pirates, Matt Smith went 3-3 with a pair of walks; Jake Tull had a double, a triple, and scored the winning run; and Jamie Stang and Matt Allen each added two hits. For T.G. Adams, Nick Smith went 3-4 with two doubles and two RBIs; Brent Adams was 2-3 with two RBIs and recorded 10 strikeouts; Trey Warren batted 2-2 with a double; and Joshua Vazquez went 2-3 with two RBIs. No results were received from Laurel Little League and Delmar Little League. Results and photos sent to sports@mspublications.com will be published.

Laurel’s Nick Munoz and Woodbridge’s Trevor Wescott block a Blue field goal attempt during the first half of last weekend’s Blue-Gold allstar football game. Wescott also blocked an extra point kick in the 12-3 loss. Photo by Mike McClure


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MAKING THE BLOCKS- Gold’s Brad Ellingsworth, left, and Joe Casullo, both Sussex Tech grads, look to make blocks during a running play last Saturday in Newark. Photo by Mike McClure

Donald Lingo, Jr. scores fourth win in Delaware Late Models By Charlie Brown

The Patriots’ Adam Troyer goes high to reach the ball on a throw by the catcher as Sussex East’s Kevin Guthrie steals second. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Sussex East tops Sussex West, 6-5, in American Legion baseball By Lynn Schofer

The Sussex West Post 6 Patriots took on Sussex East Post 28 Warriors last Thursday in Seaford in a game that would take all seven innings to decide the winner. Despite a first pitch home run in the top of the first inning by the Warriors’ Kevin Guthrie, the Patriots scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning but fell short by one run in a 6-5 loss. Hunter Absher pitched four innings for the Patriots, keeping the Warriors to within striking distance. The Patriots’ defense was sloppy, giving up easy steals to the Warriors, committing five errors in the first four innings, and other fundamental slips that put Sussex West down 4-0. Steve Sharff came in as relief in the fifth inning and finished the game for the Patriots. Sharff had five strikeouts on nine batters faced. The Warriors likewise allowed the Patriots back into the game by committing eight errors with three of the errors coming in the seventh inning. Sussex West’s Jordan Stanley made the most of his offense and got on base three out of four times without scoring a hit (catcher’s interference, walk, and first on error). The Patriots were held to five hits but with the errors committed by the Warriors, they were able to put up five runs. Patriot’s scored three runs in the third inning when they sent eight men to the plate beginning with a walk to Stanley followed by Tyler Troyer’s base hit. A wild pitch scored Stanley and Chad Sturgeon lined the ball to left field to score Troyer. An error added the final run for the Patriots. The Patriot’s wouldn’t score again until the bottom of the seventh when Nick

Donald Lingo, Jr. was a man on a mission as he came from his 10th starting spot to take the lead just before the halfway sign and go on to collect his fourth checkered of the season. Staci Warrington jumped out to the early lead from her pole starting position with Amanda Whaley running in second. Herb Tunis powered into second on lap two and Derrike Hill took his turn on lap three. A big scramble in the fourth turn had several cars out of shape. David Hill got tangled into Whaley with Whaley collecting the front straight wall. She was shaken in the incident but climbed from the car under her own power. On the restart, Warrington remained in control as Tunis regained second from Derrike Hill. Lingo got by Mark Byram for the fourth spot and by lap five was running third and the caution was out again. On the restart Lingo took the second spot. Warrington put up a good fight but Lingo’s crew had hit the setup on the money and he powered on top for lap seven. Byram mounted a challenge on Warrington for second and Lingo opened a 4.5 seconds lead. Three cautions in the second half kept the field tightly bunched but on each restart Lingo was able to pull away. Lingo, in the Lingo Marine/Rocket/Ford rode the high groove to the finish with Warrington holding off Byram for her best finish of the season. Tunis turned in a great performance finishing fourth and David Hill rounded out the top five. “It felt like old days again,” said Lingo. “I had a little bit of a drought there. The first three came pretty quick but I struggled a little bit. I got some cautions tonight that gave us the track position that we needed. It’s tough coming from 10th.” Heats were won by Lingo and Whaley. Mike Wharton led the first six laps of the 15-lap Crate Model feature. Joe Warren worked by Jack Mullins, Jr. and Chris Hitchens to take the lead on lap seven. Wharton put on a good fight to regain the lead through the halfway point. Two cautions at halfway kept the field tightly bunched. Hitchens got by Wharton for second with four to go but would not be able to seriously challenge Warren who posted his third win of the year in the Del-South Materials/Lazer. Hitchens finished a season’s best in second with Mullins third. Fourth went to Wharton and Nick Davis rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Warren.

Four local softball players named first team all-state Laurel’s Stephanie Wheatley (pitcher) and Alexis Oliphant (outfield) and Sussex Tech’s Kelsey Doherty (2B) and Logan Pavlik (at-large) were named first team all-state for the 2010 spring high school sports season. Laurel’s Jenna Cahall (1B) received honorable mention.

Patriots’ pitcher Hunter Absher threw four innings last week in his team’s loss to Sussex East. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Cooper and Sharff opened the inning with singles. The Patriots scored on fielding errors by the Warriors, but a line drive to Guthrie ended the game. The Patriot’s loss drops them to 4-5 for the season. Sharff pitched three innings and allowed no runs while striking out five. Tyler Troyer, Sturgeon, Adam Troyer, Cooper, and Sharff had hits for Sussex West. The Patriots lost a pair of games to Continued on page 29

NYSA Fall soccer signups start Thursday, July 1 The NYSA fall soccer signups will take place July 1 and July 7 from 5-7 p.m. at the NYSA shed (behind the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Seaford). Call the league’s hotline at 629-3530 for more information.

Seaford Recreation Department selling tickets for Orioles-Yankees game The Seaford Recreation Department is now selling tickets for the organization’s annual Orioles/Yankees trip. The game is on Friday, September 17 at 7 p.m.. The cost of the trip is $65 per ticket and includes great seats to the game and transportation on a charter bus. Call 629-6809 for more information or to reserve your seat.

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Griffin receives McKenzie Travis college softball scholarship

Gold’s T.J. Jefferson of Woodbridge High, left, awaits the snap during a Blue offensive series last Saturday in Newark. Sussex Tech cheerleader Denay Lucas of Delmar is acknowledged during the pre-game ceremony. Photos by Mike McClure

Blue-Gold football continued touchdown. The touchdown was waved off due to a holding penalty on the return. Following a Blue punt, the Gold squad had one more shot at scoring before the end of the first half. Harris ran for 19 yards and Legrand had a 12-yard run. Scott Adkins of Middletown attempted a 38-yard field goal on fourth and 13 from the Blue 21, but the kick was no good and the half ended with neither team putting a dent in the scoreboard.

Danielle Griffin, a 2010 Woodbridge High graduate, recently received a scholarship from the McKenzie Travis Educational Foundation. Griffin, a recipient of a $2,500 scholarship, will be attending Wilmington University in New Castle where she will pursue her major in elementary education. She will also be a member of the Wildcats’ softball team. The McKenzie Travis Scholarship Fund, established by John and Jody Travis in the memory of their daughter McKenzie who was killed in a car accident in 2006, provides financial assistance to college and college bound female softball players throughout the nation. Since its inception in 2006, when five scholarships were awarded, the METF has been able to increase annually the asDanielle Griffin sistance it offers female athletes. This year’s fund was able to award 20 athletes $2,500 each in financial assistance. In addition to being a member of a high school or college level softball team, scholarship eligibility requirements include a minimum cumulative 2.5 G.P.A., participation in the Delaware Invitational Tournament, and exceptional community/volunteer service. A non-biased committee aids in the selection of the scholarship recipients and the ideal candidates are well-rounded, charismatic and compassionate.

Blue opened the second half with the ball, but quickly gave it back as Gold’s Thomas LeNoir (Red Lion Christian) intercepted a pass following a high snap. The Gold team started its next possession with the ball on the 44. Quarterback Jake McPike of Cape Henlopen ran for nine yards and Harris had a 35-yard run to set up first and goal from the six. Sussex Tech’s Dylan Fox kept Gold’s scoring hopes alive with a fumble recovery on second and goal. Adkins later booted a

Sussex Tech’s Dylan Fox hikes the ball to Gold teammate Jake McPike during the Blue-Gold football game. Fox made a key fumble recovery to set up Gold’s only score of the night. Photo by Mike McClure

21-yard field goal for a 3-0 Gold lead with 10:41 left in the third quarter. The Gold team was given a golden opportunity when a Blue punt was fielded at the Blue 14. Boris gained six yards on fourth and four from the eight, but Adkins’ field goal was blocked and returned by Ernest Higginbotham (Wilmington Friends). Following the block and return, the Blue squad took over at the Gold 35. McIvor recorded a sack to push Blue back 11 yards. On the next play, Delmar’s Scott Kunkowski applied pressure to Blue quarterback Tyler Hrycak (St. Mark’s), but Hrycak got the pass off and it was ruled a catch by Curtis Maxwell (Howard) who

appeared to be out of bounds. Following the 22-yard play, Hrycak completed a 24yard touchdown pass to Giobanni Ferrante (Salesianum). Wescott blocked the extra point to keep the score at 6-3 with 2:07 left in the quarter. Gold’s Sean Hopkins of Sussex Central recorded an interception in the fourth quarter, but the Gold squad was unable to mount another scoring threat. Following a Gold punt, Blue put together one last drive, starting at the Gold 36. Cornelius Smith (Mt. Pleasant) had an 11-yard run and William Jones (A.I. duPont) completed an 11-yard pass to Hayman before scoring on a keeper from one-yard out to cap the scoring at 12-3.

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Laurel’s Stephanie Wheatley hit a three-run home run and allowed one run in five innings in the Blue win over Gold in the Blue-Gold softball game on Monday. Woodbridge’s Danielle Griffin recorded seven strikeouts before giving way to Wheatley.


Gold’s Andrew Hitchens, left, and Aikeem Brewer, both Sussex Tech grads, move upfield on a running play during Saturday’s all-star high school football game. Photo by Mike McClure


 MORNING STAR • JUNE 24 - 30, 2010

Matt Jester wins last lap duel in Delaware Big Blocks By Charlie Brown

Robert Messick of Pittsville picked a good night to pick up his first win in Super Pro at the U.S. 13 Dragway. It was “double points” night and Messick took the final round win over Ben Parks. Tim Foskey, Jr. of Rhodesdale, Md. drove to his third win of the season in Pro and Charles Nock of Greenwood rode to another victory in Pro Bike. Other winners on the day included: Kenny Davis of Seaford in Street; Karen Schultz of Salisbury in Import, Mike Walhup of Salisbury in Bike Trophy; Alex Bradford of Newark, Md. in Jr. Dragster 1 and Amy Jo Jackson of Newark, Md. in Jr. Dragster 2. Messick in his ’69 Camaro squared off against Parks of Salisbury in his S&W Dragster. Parks was on his dial but a -.001 reaction brought on the red light and Messick got the win with an off the throttle 12.272/69.43 on a 10.03 dial. Semi-finalist was Jerry Russell of Dover who lost to Messick. Foskey, Jr. faced off against Phillip Truitt of Parsonsburg in the Pro final. Foskey had a .006 reaction light and took the win with a 9.608/126.65 on a 9.58 dial in his ’66 Chevelle. Truitt had a 10.118/127.01 on a 10.09 dial. Semi-finalist was Steve Long of Linthicum, Md. who lost to Foskey. Nock rode up against Marquise Blake of Bishopville, Md. in the Pro Bike final. Blake had a red light foul and Nock took the win on his Suzuki with a 9.063/147.66 on a 9.02 dial. Semi-finalists were Anthony Buckson of Smyrna who lost to Nock and Ronnie Fensick of Seaford who lost to Blake. Davis defeated Anthony Ball of Smyrna to win in Street Eliminator. Davis had a .001 reaction light and drove his ’84 Camaro to the win with an 11.713/116.12 on an 11.68 dial. Ball broke out with a 13.122/100.37 on a 13.18 dial. Schultz made a solo pass to win Import with a .006 reaction and a run of 18.906/72.86 on an 18.80 dial in her 98 Toyota. Randy Hurd of Felton broke out with a 10.988 on an 11.00 dial and the Bike Trophy win went to Walhup who ran a 13.780/94.19 on a 13.50 on his ’05 Harley Davidson. In Jr. Dragster 1 it was Bradford paired against Taylor Cox of Mardela Springs. Bradford had the better reaction and drove to the win with a 9.067/70.30 on a 9.04 dial. Cox broke out with an 8.885/72.28 on an 8.90 dial. In Jr. Dragster 2 it was Jackson posting her first win of the season over Jordan Dill of Ellendale. It was a double break out run with Jackson running an 8.110/79.34 on an 8.13 dial for the win. Dill was out by more with a 7.879/82.08 on a 7.90 dial.

Seaford Department of Recreation holds fall league signups

Adult Fall Leagues- Men’s Flag Football, Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball, Co-Ed and Women’s Volleyball- All leagues start in September, so if you are interested in entering team call the office at 629-6809 early to reserve a spot. Youth Fall ProgramsGirls’ Field Hockey for ages 7-12- This is an instructional league on Saturday mornings starting Sept.11. The cost is $25 which includes a shirt. Girls Cheerleading ages 7-14- The girls cheer for the SDR tackle football program and games are usually on Saturday mornings. Practices will start in September and the cost is $40. A uniform is provided and turned back in following the season. Tackle Football for ages 7-10 and 10-13 (10 yr olds play up if they weigh more than 90 lbs)- The cost is $40 and practices will start in September. All equipment is provided and turned back in following the season. Youth NFL Flag Football for ages 6-8 and 9-11- The cost is $30 and includes a jersey that you keep. Practices start in August, so register early.

LADIES’ GOLF- Kathy Harrigan, left, and Marilyn Simpler came in second in the Heritage Shores 18 Hole Ladies member-guest event in the Viceroy Flight.


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REPEAT- The East Coast X-plosion won the USSSA 18U Blast at the Beach last weekend. The X-plosion were 7-0 and defeated the Pa. Alley Cats, 4-3, in a championship thriller. The X-plosion became just the second team ever to repeat as champions in any age bracket in this demanding tournament that featured a field of 26 18U teams this year. Pictured (l to r) are: front- Alexa Hendrickson, Amber Callahan, Cassidy Taylor, Jamie Booze; middle- Kelsey Oliphant, Alexis Oliphant, Jalyn Maull, Brooke Evans, Jenna Cahall, Abby Evans (AKA Shmoo), Stephanie Wheatley; back- Jeff Evans, Taylor Oliphant, Rodney Hearne; not pictured- Josh Kosiorowski and Jenna Allen.

Matt Jester had to pull out all of the stops on the final lap to win the 25-lap NAPA Big Block Modified feature Saturday night at the Delaware International Speedway. Howard O’Neal was fast in the bottom groove and quickly opened a lead over second place Tim Trimble. Jamie Mills started in the eighth spot and was taking no prisoners as he shot to third by lap three. Mills got by Trimble one lap later for second and immediately closed the gap on O’Neal. Mills took the lead for lap seven but the first caution was out as Joseph Watson slowed with mechanical problems. On the restart, O’Neal nosed out front at the line but Mills shot back on top in turn two. On lap nine, Mills led the field into the third turn but the car slowed and he pulled to a stop at the top of the speedway bringing out the yellow once again. O’Neal was back on top with Robert Dutton in second and Jester on the move in third. Jester grabbed the second spot just before halfway and on lap 14 moved on top. H.J. Bunting was up to third but a flat tire on lap 15 ended his chances. On the restart Kenny Brightbill got by Jordan Watson for third as Jester opened a lead. Brightbill got by O’Neal with seven laps to go and was trailing Jester by .7 seconds. Each lap Brightbill narrowed the margin by about two tenths catching Jester with two laps to go. Brightbill dove off the fourth turn under Jester coming to the white flag and took the lead. He then drifted up in turn two and Jester took advantage of the opening to regain the lead down the back straight. Jester sucked to the bottom of the track going into three eliminating any chances of a repeat move by Brightbill and went on to his second checkered of the season in the Clearview Farms/Bicknell. Brightbill padded his point lead with a second place finish with O’Neal turning in a season’s best in third. Fourth went to Jordan Watson and Dutton turned in another solid top five. Heats were won by Brightbill and Jester. Jon Callaway led wire to wire to post his first win of the season in the 15-lap AC Delco TSS Modified Feature. Last week’s winner, Tom Moore, Jr. ran second in the first two laps before Kyle Fuller took up the chase. Matt Hawkins got by Moore with three to go for third. Callaway made no mistakes as he took the checkered in the Callaway Furniture/ Curtis Farms/Teo. Fuller finished in the second spot with Hawkins third. Fourth went to Moore and point leader, Joseph Tracy rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Brandon Perdue. Kevin McKinney put together back to back wins in the 15-lap Mod Lite feature. Ty Short looked strong as he led the first half of the race. McKinney took second from James Hill on lap two and battled Short for the lead until edging on top at the halfway sign. From that point on it was all McKinney drove to his third win of the season in the Hovey Performance Cycles/Bandit. Short posted a season’s best in second with Tyler Reed finishing in third. Fourth went to Brandon Dennis and Hill rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Kerry King, Jr.

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American Legion continued Durney Post 27 on Saturday, In game one, Post 6 struck first when Stanley was hit by a pitch, advanced to second, and was sacrificed to third by Tyler. Sturgeon doubled in Stanley for the Patriots’ only run of the doubleheader. Durney scored a run in the third, fourth, and sixth innings for the 3-1 win. Cooper took the loss despite allowed just two earned runs. Sturgeon had two hits and Kegan Yossick added one hit in the loss. In game two, Dan Triberi no-hit the Patriots, striking out nine while walking three and hitting three batters in the 7-0 win. Sussex West Patriots earn 12-4 road

win over Lewes Post 17The Sussex West Post 6 Patriots picked up a 12-4 win over the home standing Lewes Post 17 last Tuesday. Eric Sharff allowed four hits and struck out 12 in the win. Chad Sturgeon went 2-3 with a home run and five RBIs and Tyler Troyer was 3-4 with a home run and two runs. Jake Williams doubled, tripled, and had two runs and two RBIs; Kegan Yossick was 3-4 with two doubles, a run, and an RBI; and Jordan Stanley added two hits, a run, and an RBI. Down 11-0, Lewes came back to score four runs in the bottom of the fifth as Ryan Muchmore hit a three-run home run, but the Patriots held on for the win.

Delaware Tech-Owens to offer sports, enrichment camps

Children ages six and up will enjoy participating in fun activities and playing sports during week-long camps offered at Delaware Technical and Community College- Owens campus. Students can attend half-day camps or take advantage of a mix and match schedule to attend camp for a whole day with morning camps from 9 a.m. to noon, afternoon camps from 1 to 4 p.m. and lunch from noon to 1 p.m.; before and after care is available from 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. Children will have fun while exercising in fitness camps such as baseball, baseball pitching, basketball for boys, basketball for girls, cheerleading, football, “Get Fit,” soccer and tennis. Baseball- Baseball fans ages 7-12 can concentrate on fundamentals and drills, learn the basic mechanics of pitching, hitting, base running, and sliding tips from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning June 28 and July 12. Children ages 7-12 also can participate in a camp focusing on the principles of pitching from 8:30 a.m. to noon, July 26 to 30. Basketball- Boys and girls ages 7-10 and 11-14 will be taught basketball skills including defensive play, rebounding, passing, shooting, dribbling and movement in a week-long camp beginning on June 28 for boys ages 11-14, July 12 for girls ages 1114, July 19 for boys ages 7-10 and July 26 for girls ages 7-10. Cheerleading- In cheerleading, students ages 7-12 will explore the basics of arm movement, voice and crowd control while learning new cheers, chants, cheerleading techniques, cartwheels, flips and jumps from 9 a.m. to noon, July 12 to 16. Football- Football players can improve their skills and increase their knowledge from 9 a.m. to noon beginning July 19 and 26. Camp will focus on stance, starts, passing formations, huddles and the fundamentals of snapping and punting. Get fit- In “Get Fit,” children ages 9-16 will learn how to build strength, burn calories and eat healthy from 1 to 4 p.m. beginning June 28 and July 19. Soccer- Intermediate and advanced soccer players, ages 7-12, will refine their skills and tactical applications as well as practice dribbling, faking, feigning, passing, shooting, and driving from 9 a.m. to noon beginning June 28 and July 12. Tennis- Beginning Monday, June 28, children ages 7-18 can learn the fundamentals of tennis in week-long camps at The Plantations in Lewes from 9 a.m. to noon; tennis camps begin every Monday in July. Scholarships are available for camps on a first-come, first-served basis; art and academic camps also are offered in July. For more information, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs (CCP) at 302-854-6966 or visit the CCP Web site at www.dtcc.edu/owens/ccp/youth.

Sussex West shortstop Tyler Troyer lays out for the line drive ball that just slipped under his glove in the American Legion game between the Post 6 Patriots and Sussex East Post 28 last week in Seaford. Photo by Lynn Schofer


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at RISK - DOE’s Business in Education program may be cut next year. Page 5

HEROES - Desire to help youth excel in life is John’s goal. Page 8

By Lynn R. Parks

BRIDGE - Public invited to ‘open house’ of Indian River Bridge project. Page 11

SCAMS - IRS says to be aware of these latest tax scams. Page 14 ENFORCEMENT - OHS and State Police partner on speed enforcement initiative. Page 15

GREEN - Del Tech’s first Energy House to be built on Georgetown campus. Page 28

BRIDGEVILLE CELEBRATES - Fire company member Doug Jones drives the Bridgeville volunteer Fire Company’s 1936 REO Speedwagon fire engine in the Bridgeville volunteer Fire Company’s 100th anniversary parade. Story and related photos about Saturday’s celebration on page 47. Photo by Lynn Parks

BURGESS INvITATIONAL - The Seaford, Woodbridge, and Sussex Tech track and field teams take part in the Keith S. Burgess Invitational. Page 39

BACK IN ACTION - The local high school teams return to action this week. See page 42 for results from Mondays and Tuesdays games.

STARS - A baseball player and a track and field athlete are this week’s Seaford Stars of the Week. Page 41

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The Seaford School District got an OK says to be aware of these latest SCaMS - IRS taxhike scams. Page from its residents for a tax to pay for14 gOIn’ WEStERn - The Laurel Lions show band practices for their 49th annual variety show, “Lets Go Western,” which will new roofs and elevators. Tuesday’s referbe held April 22 - 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. From left are Jim Littleton on drums, Linda Premo on piano, Bob Murphy on guitar and Cheryl Jones on keyboard. Jeff Premo on saxophone is not pictured. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for youngins endum won with 68 percent of the vote. (under 12). Nearly 700 people voted in the referendum, according to unofficial results posted laDy BullDOgS - The Laurel varsity softball by the Sussex County Department of Electeam hosted Caravel last Thursday in a non-confertions. Of those, 475 voted for battle. the measure ence Page 39 and 222 voted against. BaCK aCtIOn - The local high school teams “We won!!!” said an e-mail sentInout by returned to action this week following spring break. district spokeswoman Bonnie Johnson. See page 43 for results from Monday and Tuesday’s games.in the disFor the average homeowner trict, approval of the referendum will StaRS OFmean thE WEEK- A Laurel varsity softball By Mike McClure meaning Laurel would have to start the trict’s current facilities. That study was an additional $10 a year.player Property andowners a Laurel track and field athlete are this process of requesting state funding all commissioned by the Laurel School The Laurel School Board met last week’s Laurel Stars of the Week. Page 41 pay school taxes based on county assessover again at the end of the year. District and was conducted by Studio Thursday afternoon to discuss the Discussion of the current plan and JAED, a third party architect and engiments. Average property assessment in the major capital improvement plan which the scheduling of a new referendum neering firm. failed, 1444-1241, in a vote on March district is about $16,000. each died for lack of a motion during According to Marinucci, if the cost 31 and to act on a possible second refContact The additional revenue will helpus pay INSIDE of renovating a school is 50 percent of erendum. In the end, the board chose to Thursday’s meeting. The district plans for new roofs for Central Elementary, Seato hold a pair of public hearings in the the cost to build a new one or more, get more input from the public before Subscriptions Bulletin Board 16 future. the state asks districts to build new ford Middle and West Seaford Elementary setting a second and final vote. kcherrix@mspublications.com Business 6 “If the majority wants us to come facilities (unless the structure has hisschools, as well as a new roof for the gym The Laurel School District had the back with the same thing (plan) we toric, cultural, or architectural signifiChurCh 21 option of sending the proposed plan, LaurelItStar at the Seaford Middle School. will News also will. I’m not saying we will do that,” cance). The district planned to retain which included the construction of a Classifieds 30 pay to replace elevatorseditor@mspublications.com in Seaford Middle said Laurel School Board President the 1920’s/30’s section of the middle middle school/high school complex eduCation 36 Jerry White. “We will not be shooting school and build four new schools with School and Seaford High School. and elementary school complex, back Laurel Star Sports final Word 51 for a May 20 referendum.” the middle school and high school and The state will pay 73sports@mspublications.com percent of the to the public in mid May. A successful John Marinucci, Education the two elementary schools each sharGas lines 36 referendum could have meant funding cost of the roof replacement and elevator Associate for Facility Planning ing a complex. Gourmet 38 in the FY 2011 state budget, but an Advertising projects. and Management with the state “The cost to renovate in some cases unsuccessful one would have sent the sales@mspublications.com health 24 Department of Education (DOE), was The district will also build a wing on were actually above the cost of a new board back to the drawing board. l etters 50 on hand to explain the process and to school,” Marinucci said. “Going from Central Elementary School to accommoSchool districts can only send an Business Report answer residents’ questions. Marinucci lynn Parks 29 four buildings to three buildings would issue to referendum twice in a 12 date elementary studentsbusinessreport@mspublications.com who are orthopediscussed the study that was used to save money.” mike Barton 49 month period and the district’s cerdically handicapped. 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FINAL WORD - What is your share of the national debt? The answer may shock you. Page 51

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CLASS PLAY - Seaford Middle School students presenting Beauty and the Beast Jr. musical. Page 49


ItalIan nIght - The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary hold their first Italian Night on April 17. 50 will cents The buffet will be at the fire hall on 205 W. Tenth Street, from 5 - 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children 10 and under are free. For tickets contact Ann at 875-4789 or Sandy at 875-2164.

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WSBGC to host Summer Sizzling Shooters League The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club is hosting the Summer Sizzling Shooters basketball league this summer. This co-ed league is for ages 6 through 18 with the following age groups: Under 9: ages 6-8; Under 12: ages 9-11; Under 15: ages 12-14; Under 19: ages 15-18. The registration fee is $10 for club members and $25 for non-club members ($15 covers one year membership dues). Participants may register at the club Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. Registration is open through June 25 with league play taking place June 29-July 27. Games will take place as follows: U9: Tuesdays 5:30–6:30 p.m.; U12: Thursday 5:30–6:30 p.m.; U15: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m.; U19: Thursdays 6:30–8:30 p.m. Please contact Brock Gordy at 302-875-4880 or bgordy@bgclubs.org for more information..

12U CHAMPS- The Delaware Magic 12U fast pitch softball team finished first out of 46 teams last weekend at the USSSA Blast at the Beach softball tournament in Roxana. Shown (l to r) are members of the Magic- front- Sydney Ostroski, Tess Bernheimer, Riley Shields, and Torrie Huk; back- Marlee McGinness, Gabriella Lopez, Courtney Tate, Coach Bill McGinness, Monica Joseph, Coach Jeff Joseph, Madelynne Rodriguez, Coach Joe Bernheimer, Nicole Daley, and Megan Callahan. Submitted photo

Grasso jets to victory in Rislone URC Spring Series feature By Charlie Brown Defending champion and current Rislone URC Sprint Series point leader JJ “The Jersey Jet” Grasso was the class of the field Saturday night at the Delaware International Speedway, winning the 25 lap feature on Taylor and Messick Night. Grasso squeezed out a fifth place finish in his heat race, earning him the 14th starting spot in the feature field line-up. Grasso wasted little time moving the Palladino #99 through traffic moving into the top five by lap 10. In a planned and calculated move on lap 22, Grasso passed a strong running Davey Sammons to take the lead. For the final four laps, Grasso set a blistering pace to score his second win of the season and 14th career win under the URC banner. Heat race events were won by Kevin Nouse, Mike Kostic and Davey Sammons and the No. 24 car starting field was set to drop the green flag. Nouse and Kostic made-up the front row in the 25-lap URC sprint feature. At the drop of the green flag, Nouse jumped to the early lead with Davey Sammons taking solid control of second with Kevin Darling third. Sammons wasted little time in going after Nouse to stage a battle for the lead. On lap five, the first caution was displayed when Nick Schlauch Jr. spun in turn one. On the restart, Nouse again set the pace with Sammons still very close in the chase. Six time URC champion Curt Michael was now in the top five and chasing down the leaders. As the field passed for lap 10, Sammons took the lead and never looked back. The yellow came out on lap 11, this time for Kostic who spun in turn four. The field regrouped and Sammons once again mastered the field followed by Nouse and Grasso, now in third. As the field passed for the halfway sign, Sammons was the pace-setter followed by Nouse, Grasso, Kevin Darling and Curt Michael. On lap 14, Grasso and the Palladino #99 set their sights on Sammons who was holding a 10- to 12-car length lead. Grasso slowly began to reel in Sammons as the two front runners approached slower traffic. By lap 17, it was a Sammons and Grasso show, then on lap 22, Grasso made the move of the race to take the lead. Before lap 23 was completed, the yellow flag was displayed for Randy West who cut a tire and stopped in turn two, displaying the yellow flag for the final time of this event. The green flag fell to restart of the three lap shoot out, but Grasso quickly moved away from the rest of the field, leading the final three laps to collect the URC victory. Sammons delivered a great ride to finish second followed by Nouse, Darling and a fast closing Josh Weller who nipped Michael on the final lap for fifth.

July Jumpoff Basketball Tournament begins July 2

ON THE MOVE- Tayler Miller shares a smile with Laurel varsity girls’ basketball coach Kevin Walmsley during a dribbling drill at the first annual Delmarva Basketball camp which is taking place at Laurel High School this week. Photo by Mike McClure

The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club’s July Jumpoff indoor basketball tournament will take place at the Laurel Boys and Girls Club starting July 2. The cost of registration for this 5 vs. 5 tournament (maximum of 10 per team) is $10 per person. This is a double elimination tournament. Teams will choose a team color at registration. All basketball rules apply for this tourney. There will be zero tolerance for unsportsmanlike conduct with no refunds. Games will be two 20 minute halves with two time-outs per half. Trophies and medals will be awarded to the first place teams. Admission is $1 for non-players. Concessions will be available for purchase. The five divisions are: Intermediate: fifth and sixth grade; Middle: seventh and eighth grade; high school: ninth-12th grade; Men’s Open: 18 and up; Women’s Open. Please call Brock at 302-875-4880 or Bgordy@bgclubs.org for more information

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Delmarva auto alley Annual Camp Barnes Benefit race fast approaching By Bonnie Nibblett

The racing action just keeps getting hotter and hotter with every show at the Delaware International Speedway. Racing this season has been phenomenal, with specials like Topless Night, the “Twin 20’s” and “Wings & Things,” along with the regular five divisions of racing every Saturday night. The 38th Annual Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race will be held on Tuesday, July 6 (rain date July 7) at the Speedway. Gates open at 5 p.m., racing starts at 7 p.m. This benefit race is one of the main sources for raising money for the Camp. Check the CampBarnes.net website for details or the track’s website at delawareracing.com and redbud69racing.com. The Delaware State Troopers and Camp Barnes, Inc. put this event on every year and always entertain the huge crowd of fans and racers. Your support is needed and it is a great night of family fun. It’s a full night of racing action. Many drivers from all over the northeast area have supported this event every year. These drivers, who will go up against the regular Delaware drivers, put on a great show. It’s a great night of racing and, best of all, the cause benefits area children. Camp Barnes sends boys and girls ages 7-10 to camp to develop social skills, learn sportsmanship and many other skills youth need today. The kids have to qualify for camp and all of it is paid by Camp Barnes, Inc. This night of racing action is something you don’t want to miss. The speedway is located on the Delaware Motorsports Complex just one mile north of the Maryland/Delaware state line,

50 minutes south of Dover and 30 minutes west of the beaches on Sussex Highway. The complex is also the home of the U.S. 13 Dragway quarter mile strip, with the U.S. 13 Kart Club Track just on the left before you enter the main grounds of Delaware International Speedway (DIS) or the complex. Last year, promoter/owner Charlie Cathell implemented new specials to give the fans something unique and fun to watch. This year, the track continued with “Wing & Things” for Late Models and the Modified divisions. This weekend is “Wings & Things” for the big block Modifieds. “Topless Night” for all divisions returns on July 3. On June 5, the track held “Twin 20’s” for Modifieds, which had not been run at the track for many years. Two 20 lap races were held in one night; the field is inverted after the first race. HJ Bunting III, 2009 DIS Track Champion, won the first heat and the second feature was won by Jordan Watson. Aug. 2 will be “Twin 20’s” for the Super Late Models which should be a hoot to watch. The URC Sprints just made their third visit to Delaware last weekend, and will return in July. Back on the last URC Sprint visit on May 29, Andy Best claimed his first win in the URC’s Sprints and Delaware. On that same night, two other drivers went on to claim their first career wins. Derrike Hill #57, (son of David Hill #75, driver with the most wins at the Delmar track) ran a great race on May 29 in the super lates. The other first time career winner that night was Scott Baker #342 in the AC Delco TSS Modified (crate). Some

URC Sprint driver Andy Best #88 made his first career win in the URC Sprints

Derrike Hill #57 got his first win May 29. He is shown with promoter/owner Charlie Cathell.

of the other first time winners this year include Justin Breeding, Tom Moore, Bryan Brasure and Matt Hawkins. This year’s first time winners at the track include David Hill, Jack Mullins Jr., Clint Chalabala, Joe Tracy, just to name a few. More records have been made with time and age. These are just some of the exciting things that happen every weekend on the half mile clay circle track. Remember the U.S. 13 Dragway has switched to Friday nights through August. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. with time trials starting at 4:30 p.m. ET Brackets for this coming weekend. The U.S. 13 Kart Club Track’s next club race will run this Friday night, June 25. Gates open at 5 p.m., registration is from 5 to 7 p.m. The track is closed July 2, and will hold the next State Race on Saturday, July 10, for the fourth state divisional event. Gates open at 7 a.m., regis-

Scott Baker #342 claimed his first career win May 29, in the AC Delco Modified class.

tration is from 7 to 9 a.m., admission is $5 for all events. Check out www.redbud69racing.com, your Delaware and surrounding track’s race news plus NASCAR. Visit the largest message board on the Shore at http:// redbud69racing.proboards2.com/index.cgi, which is powered by Hab Nab Trucking of Seaford.



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Northwest Fork Hundred Case No. 10663 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a variance as provided by: Chapter 115, Article VI, Subsection 115-42, Item B of said ordinance of ROBERT KENNY who is seeking a variance from the side yard setback requirement, to be located southwest of Road 590 (Mile Stretch Road), 320 feet north of Road 583, being Lot 4. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JULY 19, 2010, at 7:00 P.M. 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. 6/24/1tc


NORTHWEST FORK HUNDRED C/U #1847 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, JULY 22, 2010, in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of BRIAN D. BUTLER to consider the Conditional Use of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District for automotive metal fabrication/welding to be located on a certain parcel of land lying and being in Northwest Fork Hundred, Sussex County, containing 2.06 acres, more or less, lying southeast of Sandhill Road (Road 569), 1,700 feet southwest of Route 404 (Seashore Highway). Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this proposal may be examined by interested parties in the Planning and Zoning Office, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 6/24/1tc


The following ordinance has been proposed at the regular meeting of the Sussex County Council on July 21, 2009: AN ORDINANCE TO GRANT A CONDITIONAL USE OF LAND IN AN AR-1 AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT FOR AUTOMOTIVE METAL FABRICATION/WELDING TO BE LOCATED ON A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN NORTHWEST FORK HUNDRED, SUSSEX COUNTY, CONTAINING 2.06 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, (land lying southeast of Sandhill Road (Road 569), 1,70 feet southwest of Route 404 (Seashore Highway); application filed on behalf of BRIAN D. BUTLER; C/U #1847). Copies of the above ordinance are available in the Office of the Clerk of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware. Public Hearings thereon

• JUNE 24 - 30, 2010 will be held in the Chamber of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on AUGUST 10, 2010, at 1:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. At that time and place, all persons interested shall have a reasonable opportunity to be heard. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 6/24/1tc


On Saturday, 7/17/10 at 11:00 a.m., Peninsula Mini Storage, located at 40 S. Market St., Blades/Seaford, DE will hold a public auction pursuant to the State of Delaware Self-Storage Facility Act Title 25 Chapter 49. The following storage units will be sold or disposed of for Non-Payment of storage rent. Tenants name and last known address are listed below. Audrey Giddens, Unit 221, Salisbury, MD. Peninsula Mini Storage Frank Passwaters, Storage Manager 302-629-5743 6/17/2tc


Estate of Martha May, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Martha May who departed this life on the 23rd day of April, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto James E. Solley on the 11th day of June, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 23rd day of December, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: James E. Solley 6915 Woodland Ferry Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Susan Huesman Mitchell, Esq. Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. P.O. Box 156 Bethany Beach, DE 19930 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/24/3tc


Estate of Antonio V. Nero, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Antonio V. Nero who departed this life on the 26th day of March, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Annette N. Stellhorn on the 14th day of June, A.D. 2010, 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 26th day of November, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Annette N. Stellhorn 181 Lakeside Dr. Lewes, DE 19958 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/24/3tc


Estate of John Wayne Shenton, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of John Wayne Shenton who departed this life on the 6th day of May, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Barbara L. Shenton on the 3rd day of June, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 6th day of January, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Barbara L. Shenton 302 Washington St. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/17/3tc


Estate of Birdie R. Fink, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Birdie L. Fink who departed this life on the 20th day of May, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Debra K. Byers on the 8th day of June, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the

said Executrix on or before the 20th day of January, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Debra K. Byers 3412 Old Crown Dr. Pasadena, MD 21122 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/17/3tc


Estate of Daniel Clayton White, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Daniel Clayton White who departed this life on the 27th day of May, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Jane Elizabeth Tucker-White on the 2nd day of June, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or before the 27th day of January, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Jane Elizabeth Tucker-White 12018 Hickman Dr. Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/10/3tc


Estate of Everett T. Conaway, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Everett T. Conaway who departed this life on the 11th day of May, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Janice M. Russell-Conaway, Jesse Frederick Conaway on the 26th day of May, A.D. 2010, 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 11th day of January, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Janice M. Russell-Conaway 6235 Belfast Estates Dr. Seaford, DE 19973 Jesse Frederick Conaway PO Box 269, Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Stephen P. Ellis, Esq. Ellis & Szabo, LLP PO Box 574 Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/10/3tc

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HOSPITAL AMONG NATION’S BEST - The Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children has been ranked among the best in the nation in the 2010-11 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Of the 170 pediatric hospitals contacted nationally for this survey, 96 provided information. The duPont Hospital’s specialty rankings include: 6th Orthopedics, 20th Gastroenterology and 29th Urology. The hospital served approximately a quarter of a million children in 2009.

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Your backyard swimming pool may make a big splash with your kids this summer – but it could also spell “troubled waters” if you underestimate the potential hazards. “A swimming pool can be just as dangerous as a lake, a pond or the ocean. The majority of drowning victims received by our Emergency Department have been from residential swimming pools,” said Milford Memorial Hospital Trauma Program Coordinator Judi Graybeal, RN. Graybeal notes that swimming pool safety poses unique challenges for children, especially for very young children. “Children have no fear. If the parents become momentarily distracted, that’s all the time it takes for a toddler to wander into the pool. A drowning can occur within seconds while the parent is answering the phone or the door, or taking care of another child,” said Graybeal. Several basic precautions will go a long way towards keeping your child safe this summer: • Teach your children to swim. The  lessons will give them a lifelong skill and will give them the opportunity to enjoy countless hours of fun. • Keep a fence around the swimming  pool. The lock for the gate should be high enough so a small child cannot reach the lock. • Always be prepared for an emergency  by keeping a cell phone and rescue equipment near the pool. This includes flotation devices, lifesavers and life jackets. • Learn CPR. Teach your children how  to call 911. • Install a pool alarm. The Poolguard  Alarm sounds if the pool water is agitated. The so-called “turtle alarm” allows your child to wear a wristband that sets off the

alarm if they stray within a certain radius of the alarm receiver. • Always have “mature” supervision  of your child. While it may be easier to assign supervision to an older sibling, do they have the maturity and attention span to watch over a younger brother or sister for an extended period of time? • Talk to your kids about pool safety  and strictly enforce the rules: no running and no horseplay around the pool. No diving unless the pool is deep enough for diving. Never swim alone. • Keep chlorine and swimming pool  chemicals out of the reach of your kids.

Alliance holds conference

The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance recently held a conference at Vienna Elementary School, “Land, River, Culture,  Community: People of the Nanticoke Uniting for the Future,” to bring together people representing a broad diversity of stakeholder interests to collectively create a vision for the future of the Nanticoke area. The conference included representatives of public service, education, tourism, agriculture, business & industry, civic groups, environmental conservation, cultural/historic preservation, and resource users. Even among highly varied interests and perspectives, it was clear that there are many areas of common ground. Over the next several months, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance will be working to make a community-created vision a reality. For more information, visit www.nanticokeriver.org or contact Megan Ward, programs manager, at 410-873-3045 or meganward@nanticokeriver.org.

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Health Coping mechanisms defy logic By Dr. Anthony Policastro

People deal with issues in many different ways by using psychological defense mechanisms. The most common is denial. A classic situation is the alcoholic who denies that there is a problem. Another defense mechanism is rationalization which refers to someone who uses excuses to justify behavior. The excuses are not valid and the person just needs to come up with something to justify the behavior. For example, a cigarette smoker might use rationalization to justify smoking. The response might be that they know someone who is a smoker and lived until age 80. Just because that person managed to survive until 80 does not mean that all smokers will do the same. The smoker does not want to quit so he or she has to come up with a reason why smoking is not harmful. There is not much logic in this behavior. There are many other medical examples of this kind of behavior. Some people might not want to take medication. They express concern about the side effects which are possible but do not always occur. What these people fail to understand is that the effects of the disease itself are probably worse than any of the potential side effects of the medication. There is not much logic in this behavior. Some people will complain that safety

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devices such as seat belts, bicycle helmets and motorcycle helmets are not comfortable. These devices are not there to protect others. They are there to protect individuals. Their complaint about comfort is nothing more than an excuse to not be bothered using the device. There is no logical reason for their behavior. I have written many times in the past about individuals who think immunizations are bad. They were certainly not bad for the people who no longer die of smallpox, the children who no longer die of meningitis or the people no longer become crippled by polio. The problem is that you don’t know who these people are because they have never gotten the actual disease. These individuals are not thinking logically. The one thing in common about people who use rationalization is the lack of logic in their decisions. They make an illogical decision in the first place and come up with some made up reason to justify that illogical decision. For that reason, you cannot convince them that they are wrong. They have stopped thinking logically while you are trying to appeal to their sense of logic. They have turned that sense off so they will never hear you. It is unfortunate that rationalization is so common. It is unfortunate that there are so many medical situations in which individuals refuse to think of the logical consequences. Go Fish will be held on Sunday, Sept. 19, at eight ponds throughout Kent and Sussex counties, and will be followed by a celebration at Milford’s Bicentennial Park. Anglers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Each team of two can register for $40 and will receive an information and fund-

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raising packet. Prizes, including a grand prize of $500 and special youth prizes, will be awarded at the celebration. The public is welcome to attend the celebration which will include fun for all ages with music by Code Blue, food from Go Fish of Rehoboth and kids games. Nominal fees will be charged for games and food for those not participating on a fishing team. Pro bass fisherman Mike DelVisco will fish in the tournament Sunday and participate in the celebration. There are 160 slots for fishing so register today by visiting www.delautism.org or calling 422-2255.

Nanticoke Imaging extends hours

More than 184,450 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the U.S. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital has advanced its fight against this pervasive disease by installing a cutting edge digital mammography system and expanding service hours at Mears Diagnostic Imaging, 200 Health Services Dr., Seaford. Expanded hours for scheduling mammography appointments at Mears Diagnostic Imaging are now available

Monday through Friday, during the day and evening. For more information, call 628-1507.

Dr. Ngaiza joins NMH

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital welcomes Justinian Ngaiza, MD, PhD to its medical staff as a specialist in medical oncology and hematology. Dr. Ngaiza has been providing medical oncology and hematology services in the Salisbury area since 2007. He completed his clinical fellowship in heDr. Ngaiza matology/oncology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and served as a hematology/oncology specialist in Alexandria, Va., from 2001-2007. He is a member of the Bioethics Committee at Inova Alexandria Hospital and received the AACR-Pharmacia “Scholar in Training” award in 2001. To schedule an appointment, call 6286289.

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Take precautions when the weather is hot to avoid injury As we move into the heart and heat of the summer, Delawareans are reminded to take precautions to help keep themselves, their loved ones, neighbors, and their pets safe. Heat illness occurs whenever the body cannot compensate for excessive heat. When humidity is high, sweat ceases to evaporate and the body’s natural cooling system slows down, in some cases shutting down completely. Those at risk include the elderly, young children, individuals with obesity, fever, dehydration, heart disease, mental illness, poor circulation, sunburn and those using prescription drugs or alcohol. It’s important to stay in contact with elderly relatives and neighbors to make sure they’re dealing safely with the summer heat. Delawareans should heed the following

warnings signs and preventive actions: • Heat cramps occur in the muscles  of the limbs or abdomen occurring during or after physical activity in high heat. Sweating results in loss of fluids and salts that cause muscle cramps. Address heat cramps by resting in a cool place and drinking plenty of water. • Heat exhaustion is more severe, occurring when a person is overheated along with reduced or unbalanced intake of fluids. Symptoms may include: dehydration, fatigue, weakness, clammy skin, headache, nausea and/or vomiting, hyperventilation (rapid breathing), irritability and fainting. Steps to take: move person indoors or into shade, loosen or remove clothing, encourage the person to eat and drink, get person to a cool shower or bath and call your doctor for further advice.

• Heatstroke occurs when the body  can no longer cool itself and can be life threatening. Prompt medical treatment is required. Overdressing and time spent in hot vehicles can lead to heatstroke. Symptoms may include: flushed, hot, dry skin with no sweating; high body temperature (above 103°F, orally); severe, throbbing headache; weakness, dizziness or confusion; sluggishness or fatigue; decreased responsiveness; and loss of consciousness. Steps to take: Call 911, get the person indoors or into shade, get person to a cool shower or bath, give fluids. Residents who do not have access to air conditioning can avoid overheating by seeking out public places which do have air conditioning, such as stores, malls, theatres and libraries. The Division of Public Health also rec-

ommends drinking plenty of water to keep hydrated and wearing light colored, loose fitting clothing. People should also remember that temperatures in cars can climb dangerously high very quickly in the summertime heat. Never leave another person or a pet in a car for an extended period of time. Animals are not able to sweat like humans do. Dogs cool themselves by panting and by sweating through their paws. If they have only overheated air to breathe, animals can collapse, suffer brain damage and possibly die of heatstroke. Just 15 minutes can be enough for an animal’s body temperature to climb to deadly levels that will damage the nervous and cardiovascular systems, often leaving the animal comatose, dehydrated and at risk of permanent impairment or death.

DPH identifies bacterial infections The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) has identified simultaneous cases of brucellosis in a 58-year-old female New Castle County resident and listeriosis in a 44-year-old male in Sussex County. These illnesses are both bacterial infections which primarily affect those consuming or coming into contact with contaminated animals or animal products, most commonly the consumption of raw food or dairy products. In both instances, these patients had consumed raw dairy products before becoming ill, and the individual with listeria had also been handling raw poultry products. The brucella case was hospitalized and discharged. The listeria case is still admitted but stable. DPH statewide inspections of retail food establishments are in place to protect consumers from purchasing or consuming raw dairy products, but unlawful distribution may still occur. Brucellosis primarily affects farm workers, veterinarians and laboratory workers. The last confirmed case in Delaware was in 2006. Brucellosis is not common in the United States - nationally the average is less than 200 cases annually - as person to person transmission is rare.

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Imaginative creations from reality show contestants For a food show junkie like me, this is the best time of the year. Not oretta norr one, but two reality shows are airing simultaneously: The Next Food Network Star and Bravo Network’s Top Chef. Especially noteworthy is that Top Chef’s 7th season has just begun with 17 contestants from around the country competing in nearby Washington, D.C. Glamorous judge, Padma Lakshmi fronts the panel which includes Gail Simmons of Food & Wine lions and cook over moderate heat until Magazine and celebrity chefs Tom softened, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a Colicchio and Eric Ripert. I know I will bowl and add the chipotle; let cool. Stir agonize with the contestants as they feel in the turkey, parsley, 1 teaspoon of the the pressure not only to produce mouthlemon zest, 2 teaspoons of salt and 1/4 watering creations beautifully presented teaspoon of pepper. Shape the mixture into but also to perform flawlessly in front of four 1/2-inch-thick patties. the unforgiving eye of the camera. In the skillet, heat the remaining 1 Past winners as well as the other contestants have all enjoyed continued success tablespoon of canola oil. Add the burgers and cook over moderately high heat, turnproving that they were not just flashes in ing once, until no longer pink inside, 10 the proverbial pan. Witness a sampling of minutes. their imaginative creations. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the remaining 1 teaFrom contestant Spike Mendelsohn: spoon of lemon zest, the lemon juice and Michelle’s Turkey Burgers with Lemon chopped thyme and season with salt and Mayonnaise pepper. Spread the lemon mayonnaise on 4 servings (8 for kids) the top halves of the buns; set the burg3 tablespoons canola oil ers on the bottom halves and top with the 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced caramelized onions, lettuce and tomato. 1/2 cup finely chopped celery Close the burgers and serve. 1/2 cup finely chopped Granny Smith apple From Season 4 winner Stephanie Iz2 scallions, thinly sliced zard: Seared Scallops with Bacon-Braised 1 small canned chipotle in adobo, Chard minced 4 servings 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey breast 2 thick slices of bacon cut crosswise 1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley into 1/4-inch strips 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest 1 small onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice Kosher salt and freshly ground black 2 garlic cloves, minced pepper 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise 1 3/4 pounds rainbow chard—stems 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice sliced crosswise 1/2 inch thick, leaves cut 1/4 teaspoon chopped thyme into 1-inch strips 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split 2 teaspoons soy sauce and toasted Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 4 iceberg lettuce leaves 12 large sea scallops (1 1/2 pounds) 4 tomato slices 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil In a nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon unsalted butter of the canola oil. Add the sliced onion and In a large, deep skillet, cook the bacon cook over moderate heat, stirring occaover moderate heat until crisp, 4 minutes. sionally, until golden and softened, about Spoon off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat. 25 minutes. Transfer the onion to a bowl. Add the onion to the skillet and cook, stirWipe out the skillet. ring, until slightly softened, 3 minutes. Heat 1 tablespoon of the canola oil in Add the garlic and stir until tender but the skillet. Add the celery, apple and scal-



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From the very first winner, Harold Dieterle: Crab Salad with Avocado and Mango 4 servings Dieterle’s rendition is garnished with lacy fried eggs that he learned to make by watching the street chefs in Thailand but this salad is pretty darn good without the extra effort. 2 large eggs Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 shallot, minced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

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The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International has announced that Delaware State Police’s Training Program is being recognized as having achieved certified compliance in meeting or exceeding the APCO Minimum Training Standards for Public Safety Telecommunicators (2006). The certification presentations will be made at the Distinguished Achievers Breakfast at the APCO International 76th Annual Conference and Exposition in Houston, Texas on August 3. The APCO Project 33 Agency Training Program Certification is a formal mechanism for public safety agencies to certify their training programs as meeting the

not browned, 2 minutes. Add the tomato and cook until it begins to break down, 2 minutes. Add the chard stems and cook until crisp-tender, 4 minutes. Add the chard leaves and cook over moderately high heat, tossing, until wilted, 5 minutes; drain off any liquid. Add the soy sauce and cook until the leaves are tender, 2 minutes longer. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm. Season the scallops with salt and pepper. In another large skillet, heat the oil until just smoking. Add the scallops and cook over high heat for 30 seconds. Reduce the heat to moderate and cook until golden on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Turn the scallops and add the butter. Cook, spooning the butter on the scallops, until just white throughout, about 3 minutes. Spoon the chard onto plates, top with the scallops and serve.

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From left, Devon Lynch of Georgetown, John Hare of Seaford, Lydia August and Lexi August, both of Rehoboth, rehearse a scene from the Possum Juniors production of “Around the World in 80 Days.”

Possum Point Players presenting ‘Around the World in 80 days’ Summer is the time for youth at Possum Point Players. This July, the Possum Juniors take to the stage in an upbeat production of “Around the World in 80 Days” by Mark Brown, based on the novel by Jules Verne. Tickets are now on sale for the six performances on July 13-18. Imagine if you were trying to race around the world without the ease of modern travel, and where the tests are not constructed by a clever television producer, but rather natural trials of human experience! Conor Small of Lewes is directing this production. His cast includes John Hare of Seaford and Devon Lynch of Georgetown as the gentlemantraveler Phileas Fogg and his trusty manservant Monsieur Passepartout, with Lexi August of Rehoboth as Detective Fix and Hannah Powers of Georgetown as the beautiful maiden Aouda. The remainder of the cast is filled with youth of all ages from across mid-Delmarva, playing a variety of characters: Ari and Lydia August, of Rehoboth; Kierstin Blatzheim, of Frankford; Emily, Rebecca and Samantha Blizzard, of Rehoboth; Drew Colegrove, of Millsboro; Will Dorey, of Georgetown; Connor Filicko, of Milton; Riley Finnegan, of Harbeson; Cameron Goff, of Bridgeville; Jessica Gude, of Clarksville; Zach Hearn, of Georgetown; Danny Keenan, of Georgetown; Morgan King, of Frankford; Brianna Koslowski, of Bishopville; Shane Lally, of Lewes; Hannah Lowe, of Lewes; Logan Lynch, of Georgetown; and Emily Ritter of Frankford, play all the people that Fogg and Passepartout meet along their extensive journey.

After the show closes, Possum continues its summer tradition with theater camps. Younger children in grades two through five may register for the first camp taking place July 19-23, while the camp for children in grades six through nine is set for Aug. 2-6. Contact the Possum office at 8563460 for details. Performances of “Around the World in 80 Days” are July 13 at 10 a.m., July 14-17 at 7 p.m. and July 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 or $9 for seniors and students, and may be reserved by calling the the Possum Ticketline at 856-4560. There will be no assigned seating for this production.

Raffle to win Return Day package

The Georgetown Kiwanis Club is offering chances to win the famous Return Day Package at the Brick Hotel on the Circle. Chances are $20 and only 500 will be sold. The package (valued at $850) includes two nights at The Brick (Wednesday and Thursday-Return Day, Nov. 3-4), hotel parking and the hotel’s exclusive black-tie cocktail reception. Winners will view the Return Day parade and judging from The Brick’s upstairs veranda, while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. A complementary dinner and entertainment will follow the day’s events on Thursday evening. Chances are available at The Brick, the Marvel Museum, from The Return Day Committee, and from Kiwanis members of the Georgetown, Rehoboth, Millsboro, Seaford, Dover and Bridgeville clubs. Proceeds support Kiwanis Youth Service Projects in the Georgetown area.

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CLUES DOWN 1. Handbags 2. Indicates position 3. Something 4. Take a seat 5. Black tropical American cuckoo 6. One point E of due S 7. 60’s style of dress 8. Farm state 9. Lawrencium (abbr.) 10. Curioes 11. Water hen 12. Gadolinium (abbr.) 13. Piloted alone 14. Touchdown (abbr.) 17. Light browns 19. Before 20. Droop 21. Earnest money 22. Small intestine projections 24. High tennis return 25. Large shooter marble 27. Slang for trucks with trailers

35. Female sibling 36. Gives a verbal picture 39. Not to be taken lightly 40. Cause to lose courage 44. Double-dyed 45. Loin muscles 47. Downpours 48. Convent church 50. Moroccan mountain range 51. Brindled female cat 56. Founder of Babism’s title 57. Book collection work surfaces 62. Ask for and get free 63. Set to end 28. Stitched 30. A short straight punch 31. Highly exceptional 32. A native of Asia 33. Graphic computer symbols 36. Run off the tracks 37. A monotonous routine 38. Drain of resources 39. San Antonion RoadRunners (abbr.) 41. Made up of 50 states 42. Toff 43. Set typewriter columns 46. Mains 49. Atomic #70 51. Label 52. They ___ 53. Next to 54. British thermal unit (abbr.) 55. A sharp shrill bark 58. Atomic #56 59. Rural delivery (abbr.) 60. Exist 61. Natural logarithm

SUDOKU Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

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MORNING STAR • JuNe 24 - 30, 2010

Police Journal Hitch indicted in case

Attorney General Beau Biden’s office has announced that it has secured the indictment of William Hitch Jr. on 99 felony counts of theft and other charges related to his embezzlement of more than $150,000 from the Laurel School District dating back to September 2001. Investigations conducted by the Delaware Department of Justice and State Auditor’s Office revealed that Hitch, former finance director for the Laurel School District, on regular occasions over a period of eight years made unauthorized payments to himself of overtime and additional duty pay. Hitch was indicted by the Sussex County Grand Jury for theft, misusing computer information and misuse of public information. Indictment charges include: one count of felony theft of $100,000 or more, 12 counts of felony misuse of computer system information, 86 counts of felony tampering with public records (one for each unauthorized payment). Hitch resigned from his position from the Laurel School District in December 2009. He turned himself in to Capital Police in Georgetown on June 11 and appeared before Superior Court Commissioner Alicia Howard, who set $108,000 unsecured bail. Hitch posted bail and was released. A case review hearing has been scheduled for July 19.

Seaford man charged with arson

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a dwelling fire that occurred on Friday, June 11, at 8:04 p.m., on the 24000 block of German Road in Seaford. The Seaford Fire Department, assisted by the Blades, Bridgeville and Greenwood Fire Departments, responded to the scene. No injuries were reported. Damages have been estimated at approximately $100,000. State Fire Marshal Investigators have determined that the fire originated in the living room and was intentionally started. On June 18, the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office arrested Charles Marshall, 53, of Seaford and charged him with second degree arson. He is being held at Sussex Correctional Institution.

Suspect turns himself in

Devon Reynolds, 30, who was wanted in the shooting that occurred at Tavern by the Marina in Laurel on June 13, turned himself into Laurel Police on June 21. During the interview, the police received new information. Reynolds remains a suspect but has not been charged. When officers arrived at the scene on June 13, they learned that the victim, a 26-year-old male, had possibly gotten into a verbal argument with the suspect outside the bar. It was believed that the victim was shot one time in the leg by the suspect.

Ambulances collide

Delaware State Police investigated a crash involving two ambulances which caused one to rollover. The crash happened on Friday, June 18,

at 10:30 a.m., when Beth Ann Campbell, 26, of Lewes, was traveling northbound on SR 1 just north of SR 9 in Smyrna in a privately owned ambulance. Campbell slowed her vehicle due to construction and was struck from behind by another privately owned ambulance operated by Philip Brackin, 20, of Bear. Brackin’s vehicle continued northbound into the median, rolling on its right side and coming to rest. A front seat passenger in Brackin’s vehicle, Aaron Jones, 19, of Oxford, Pa., was transported by ambulance to the Kent General Hospital and treated for minor injuries. Brackin was charged with inattentive driving.

Arrested for illegal gambling

A 25-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested on Thursday, June 17, in connection with an illegal gambling incident at a Blackjack table at Delaware Park, Newark. Delaware State Police detectives assigned to the newly created Division of Gaming Enforcement arrested Maurice A. Thomas on four counts of placing a wager after an established wager and are handling the follow up investigation. Thomas is accused of placing a late bet, also known as capping a bet, on four occasions. The illegal activity was observed by Delaware Park security through surveillance who then reported the incident to the Division of Gaming Enforcement. Thomas was arraigned via Justice of the Peace Court 20 and released on $1,000 bond unsecured for each charge. He was also evicted from Delaware Park.

Toddler drowns in pool

Delaware State Police are investigating a drowning that claimed the life of a twoyear-old. The incident occurred on Saturday, June 19, at a residence on Old Furnace Road in Georgetown, where a family reunion was occurring. After the victim, a two-year-old male, was discovered missing, party members searched for him and found the victim inside of an above ground pool on the property. The victim was unresponsive. A state trooper and a Georgetown Police Department officer arrived and administered CPR to the victim. He was then transported to Nanticoke Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. It is not known how long the victim had been in the pool before being located.

Meth lab in Harrington

Delaware State Police arrested two Harrington residents, Charles R. Jester, 27 and Candace L. Moss, 26, after a methamphetamine making operation was discovered in their home. The incident occurred on Sunday, June 20, at 5 a.m., as troopers responded to a report of a domestic incident at a home located at 546 Andrewville Rd., Harrington. The investigation revealed that Jester and Moss struck each other during an argument over drugs which they were manufacturing in their home. Troopers located 1.5 grams of methamphetamine as well as items used to manufacture the drug.

Both Jester and Moss were arrested and charged with: manufacturing methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substances, second degree conspiracy, possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a child, endangering the welfare of a child by committing a drug offense with a child in the dwelling, possession of methamphetamine and offensive touching. Both defendants were arraigned and released on $6,250 unsecured bond. Two children who were present in the residence (a 2 and 4-year-old) were turned over to family members.

Minors cited for alcohol violations

During the first week of a two week long initiative aimed at reducing underage alcohol violations by those celebrating high school graduation and beach week (often called “June Bugs”), police officers from Dewey Beach, Rehoboth and Troop 7 have cited 16 minors for a variety of underage drinking offenses. The 16 underage drinking violations included: six for underage consumption of alcohol, two for underage possession of alcohol, one DUI arrest, and seven other underage arrests. The following are a list of Delaware’s penalties for various alcohol-related offenses involving minors: • Underage Impaired Driving – loss  of license for two months or $200 fine if minor is driving without a license (1st offense). Penalties for minors with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher may face more severe penalties. • Underage Consumption or Possession  – loss of license for one month or $100  fine if unlicensed • Using False Identification – up to  $500 fine or 30 days in jail if fine is not paid • Entering a Bar or Package Store Underage - $50 fine • Providing a Minor with Alcohol – up  to $500 and 40 hours of community service Enforcement activities are a component of the Office of Highway Safety’s “Under 21. Think. Don’t Drink” campaign which began in late April. The ads encourage parents to talk with their children about the risks and consequences of underage drinking. The State’s Division of Alcohol Tobacco Enforcement will continue these efforts during the last two weeks of the month in an effort to keep minors safe. OHS will continue the “Under 21. Think. Don’t Drink.” Campaign into the fall with the launch of a video contest. For more information about the underage drinking prevention campaign and OHS’s other safety initiatives, visit our website www.ohs.delaware.gov.

Stop Aggressive Driving efforts

Delaware police officers have cited 235 individuals for speeding during week two of the three month long Stop Aggressive Driving Campaign being coordinated by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS). The enforcement activities, which be-

gan Wednesday, June 2, will continue to the end of the month, then resume again for the peak crash months of August and September. Police officers also cited 10 drivers for disregarding a traffic control signal, four for improper lane changes and two for following too close. These violations, in addition to speed, are the top causes of aggressive driving related fatal crashes in Delaware. Two drivers were cited for violating Delaware’s aggressive driving law which requires an officer to see you committing three or more traffic violations in a single incident such as the ones mentioned above. Aggressive driving citations come with six points on your license and fines between $100 and $300. This brings the total number of people cited for speeding in Delaware during the first two weeks of the campaign to 409 and a total of four drivers have been cited for violations of the aggressive driving law. Aggressive driving behaviors are responsible for 38% of the state’s 42 fatal traffic crashes. Find out if you qualify as an aggressive driver by taking OHS’s online Driver Personality Survey at www. ohs.delaware.gov/survey. For more about the Stop Aggressive Driving campaign and OHS’s other safety initiatives, visit www.ohs.delaware.gov.

Law increases protection for kids

Governor Jack Markell recently signed legislation aimed at protecting children who access the Internet at Delaware’s public libraries. House Bill 340 updates a law first enacted in 2004 by employing more technology-neutral language in order to accommodate the growing use of wireless access and the inevitable introduction of other technologies. The bill also enhances the original established protections for children who use library computers. House Bill 340, sponsored by Representative John Atkins and Senator Robert Venables, reaffirms that parents/guardians will continue to make decisions about whether their children should have no access or limited access to the Internet through library computers. It also allows libraries to offer improved age-appropriate options for limited Internet access.

Arrested for embezzlement

Delaware State Police have arrested Christina Bibby, 23, of Millsboro, for embezzling money from a rental car company in October and November 2009. State troopers arrested Bibby on Monday, June 14, after a several month investigation. Bibby was allegedly taking returns from car rentals and crediting them back to credit cards that she had access to. Troopers alleged that during the two months Bibby was engaging in this activity she stole over $40,000 in proceeds from the rental car company. She was charged with felony theft, identity theft and unlawful use of a credit card. She was remanded to the Department of Correction in default of $17,000 bail.

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Drivers using hand-held phones may face fines in Delaware in 2011

Festival-goers enjoyed the giant fry pan this past weekend at the 61st annual Delmarva Chicken Festival in Dover.

2010 Delmarva Chicken Festival attracts 25,000 More than 25,000 people helped recognize Delmarva’s largest agricultural enterprise, the chicken industry, at the weekend Delmarva Chicken Festival on the campus of Delaware State University in Dover this past weekend. This was the festival’s 9th visit to Dover in its 61 year history. During opening ceremonies, Blair Ranneberger, president of Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI), the sponsoring organization, stressed the importance of the chicken industry to the area from both an economic and environmental point of view. Delaware U.S. Senator Tom Carper and Delaware Congressman Mike Castle recognized the many jobs in the industry and their work to convince the Russian government once again to allow American chicken products into Russia. Since the start of this year, Russia has refused to buy American chicken over false concerns about the safety of American products. Activities included the popular chick petting area; a consumer trade show; musical entertainment; demonstrations of creative chicken recipes by local chefs; a “chickin’ pickin’” competition; many children’s activities including the Chicken Capers games; children’s activities; a carnival; and a car show and antique tractor show. Members of the Dover area Rotary Clubs cooked fried chicken in the festival’s giant fry pan. Chicken Capers games coordinated by DPI’s Allied Industry Committee and the educational exhibit prepared by poultry personnel at the Delaware State University, the University of

Using a hand-held cell phone will likely be illegal for motorists driving a car in Delaware in 2011. A proposal to prohibit Delaware motorists from using handheld cell phones to hold conversations or send text-messages has cleared both the State House of Representatives and State Senate. While the Senate tacked on some minor changes that will require another House vote, the measure is expected to easily pass for a second time and get sent to Governor Markell, who has indicated he will sign it into law. The measure – (House Substitute 1 for House Bill 229), sponsored by State Reps. Darryl Scott (D-Dover) and Joe Miro (R-Pike Creek Valley) – would also prohibit using hand-held devices to access e-mail or browse the

Internet while operating a motor vehicle. Two previous attempts to ban the use of handheld cell phones while driving died in the General Assembly, but Rep. Miro said he persisted because he believes the law will make the roads safer. The use of cell phones by novice drivers and school bus drivers is already against the law in the First State. Reps. Scott and Miro point to these existing prohibitions as an acknowledgement that the use of cell phones poses an unacceptable distraction. The City of Wilmington and the Town of Elsmere have already enacted ordinances outlawing motorists from using handheld cell phones within their jurisdictions. Delaware will join California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Washington

as states where it’s illegal for motorists to use hand-held cell phones. Additionally, 25 states have enacted laws prohibiting texting while driving. The Delaware law will not apply to lawenforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, or paramedics engaged in the performance of their duties. The law also won’t impact motorists while they were placing a call or activating their “hands-free” equipment; people operating or driving farm tractors, farm trucks and farm equipment; and FCC-licensed amateur radio operators. The legislation will take effect 180 days after its enactment (approximately January 2011). Firsttime offenders would be hit with a $50 fine, while repeat violators would face a penalty of between $100 and $200.

Maryland and the University of Delaware drew thousands of visitors. Another popular attraction was a new DVD that highlighted the chicken industry in central and northern Delmarva. Copies are available from the DPI office at $7.50 each, which includes shipping. The 62nd Delmarva Chicken Festival is slated for June 2011 in Georgetown, where the first festival was held in 1948.

Mrs. Delaware Pageant

The 2011 Mrs. Delaware Pageant will take place on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Rehoboth Beach Theater of the Arts at 7 p.m. Dynamic married women from around the state will compete for the opportunity to represent the First State in the Mrs. America Pageant and will receive a prize package valued at over $5,000. The winner will spend a year traveling throughout the state making public appearances and supporting charities. Contestants are sought to compete in the pageant. Participants must be married, a resident of the state of Delaware and at least 18 years of age. Areas of competition are private interview, swimsuit and evening gown. The Mrs. America pageant will celebrate its 34th anniversary this year and is the most prestigious pageant for married women in the world. The 2010 Mrs. America Pageant will be held in Tucson, Ariz. in September. The reigning Mrs. Delaware is Amanda Shepard from Townsend. For more information on competing or becoming a sponsor, visit www.mrsdelawareamerica. com or call 228-7741.

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MORNING STAR • JuNe 24 - 30, 2010

Navy man recalls Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor The following profile is one of 50 that will appear in James Diehl’s upcoming release titled “World War II Heroes of Coastal Delaware,” the follow-up to the award-winning “World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware.”

By James Diehl In the coastal Delaware home of Elwood Dean sits an old blue binder. Nestled on an unassuming shelf, there’s no reason to think there’s anything all that special about the faded organizer; it looks like thousands of others in department stores all around the country. But then you open the pages and out come the memories, the emotions, the tales of days gone by. And toward the rear of the binder comes the photographs – that’s when Dean’s story really hits home. On Jan. 6, 1945, the U.S.S. Columbia was cruising into Lingayen Gulf in the northern Philippines. It was the ship’s first mission since witnessing U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s triumphant return to the country ravaged so badly by the Japanese during World War II. Japanese kamikazes were beginning to take a terrible toll on Allied ships at the time, and one of them decided to target the Columbia, where Dean served as a machinist’s mate. The photos Dean keeps with him today tell the rest of the story. “The planes were all over us at that time and they went after us because we were the first in line,” remembers Dean, still shaken by the attack more than 60 years later. “We didn’t know what had happened until impact. It was just chaos.” Historical records reveal how admirably the crew of the Columbia responded to the kamikaze attack, which was followed minutes later by a second one. The bomb from one of the planes penetrated two decks before exploding, killing 13, wounding 44 and setting the ship on fire. The flooding of two magazines prevented further explosions, measures that saved many lives, but not all. “Of the 12 guys who were in the powder room, only one got out and the only reason he made it out was because he was almost going through the escape hatch for some reason,” remembers Dean. Dean wasn’t harmed, but he lost nearly everything he owned in the attack. He was literally left with the clothes on his back. “The plane went into the chief’s quarters and the bomb went into the berthing where my bunk was,” he recalls. “All I had was gone; all anybody who was in that area had was gone. The bomb exploded and went out the side of the ship, leaving a hole big enough to drive a truck through. They had to flood the powder rooms to keep them from exploding, but we stayed right there and finished putting troops ashore.” The ship did indeed complete its mission, action that eventually led to the crew of the Columbia receiving the Naval Unit Commendation. Three days after those attacks, according to records, the Columbia lay close to shore when a third kamikaze attacked, this time killing 24 men and wounding another 97. The ship again continued with its mission, later returning to California for repairs. A tragic side note to the Columbia’s

rough January revolves around the U.S.S. Ommaney Bay, a Casablanca-class escort carrier named for Ommaney Bay, Alaska. Two days prior to the initial attacks on the Columbia, the Ommaney Bay was also targeted by a Japanese kamikaze. When the order was given to abandon ship, nearly 100 men had been lost but several more were rescued from the water by nearby ships. One of those ships was the U.S.S. Columbia, where the men from the Ommaney Bay were recovering from the attack when the kamikazes arrived – one of the planes struck a direct hit on the chief’s quarters. “We got 100 or so men off of their ship, but then a bunch of them got killed or wounded on our ship a couple of days later,” says Dean. “It was sad that they got off of their ship, but then got killed on ours.” The kamikaze attacks in January 1945, were certainly the highlights of Dean’s World War II experience, but the early to mid 1940s was an exciting and actionfilled time for the Pennsylvania native who moved to coastal Delaware later in life. Dean enlisted in the United States Navy on July 15, 1941, nearly five months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that officially brought the United States into World War II. But Dean wanted to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. The reason that never happened still remains a mystery to him to this day. “I had an uncle who was a Marine, so I thought I’d go in the Marines too. But they wouldn’t have me because they said my blood pressure was too high,” remembers Dean. “I went to a doctor later and he said there was nothing wrong with my blood pressure. He said I was probably just excited because I was going in the Marines, and that made my blood pressure go up.” So, he joined the Navy instead and starting collecting his $21 a month paycheck. “That was big money at the time,” he says matter of factly. After completing basic training in Norfolk, Va., Dean was in machinist’s school when he received word of the Japanese attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It was a day of chaos, of excitement and of bewilderment for the men of the United States military. “It was a Sunday so most of the guys were gone, but I was in the barracks with four or five other guys when we heard about it,” he says. “One of the guys had a radio and I heard a commotion and a lot of hollering going on. Everyone got around the radio to listen to it and all of the military in Norfolk was told to return to their base immediately. They just cleaned the streets of everybody.” Like much of America, Dean was ready to retaliate for the sucker punch of an attack that occurred on Dec. 7, 1941. It was a day that united America unlike any other day in history – as Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto later pointed out, it was a day that awakened a sleeping giant. “Everybody felt the same way; we all wanted to go get them and that’s basically what the country did,” says Dean. “I was ready to go. I didn’t want them to get away with that.” After finishing machinist’s school and

Lewes resident Elwood Dean served on the U.S.S. Columbia during World War II, a ship that survived three Japanese kamikaze attacks in a period of four days. His story is featured in James Diehl’s upcoming release “World War II Heroes of Coastal Delaware.”

enduring a brief stint in refrigeration and air conditioning school in York, Pa., Dean was assigned to the Columbia. It was a brand new ship that had yet to be commissioned. One of 26 United States Navy Cleveland-class light cruisers completed during or shortly after World War II, the Columbia was commissioned in the summer of 1942 and headed for the Pacific Theater of Operations. Dean was assigned to the aft fire room taking care of one of the steam water pumps that fed the boilers. Going through the Panama Canal with a single destroyer in escort, the Columbia was the first of the Cleveland class cruisers to enter the Pacific Theater. Though the Japanese had the Americans on their heels at this point, Dean says morale aboard the ship was good. Says Dean, “We had a new ship and we thought we could beat them. We were there to fight. We were out there to win and that’s what we were going to do.” The Columbia rendezvoused with the U.S.S. Chicago, an Australian cruiser and a handful of destroyers and patrolled the areas off Guadalcanal. Most men aboard the ship were upbeat, some were scared and some were anxious. But there were also a handful who couldn’t take it. Dean remembers one, in particular. “The first action we got into, there was a boy in the boiler room who started screaming,” he recalls. “We were firing at something and I heard him, so I went around to see what was going on. This guy had just flipped out and he had his hands on this grate; he had a hold of it and we couldn’t break him loose. They had to get a medic down there to give him a shot and release him. They took him out and we never did see him again.” Early in 1943, the Japanese attacked and sunk the U.S.S. Chicago, leaving the Columbia and the Australian cruiser alone for some time until later joined by the U.S.S. Cleveland.

But the attacks on the Chicago and the Australian vessel marked the first real action Dean witnessed – it was a major wakeup call for the young Navy man. “They just hammered the Chicago until they disabled her and she started sinking. Most of the guys got off but that was the real deal, the first real action we saw,” Dean says. “It started becoming more real then, especially when the Australian ship got hit and had casualties. Two days later, they buried them at sea and the men on our ship who weren’t on duty lined the rail at attention. It was bad to see that.” Later joined by two more light cruisers, the Columbia operated in a group of four for the rest of its time in the Pacific. Sometimes all four ships were together, sometimes they separated to complete different missions – but they were always relatively close by. In the mission at Surigao Straight, in the Philippines, the Columbia was transporting additional troops into Leyte Gulf with one other cruiser in the battle group. Dean will never forget the mission because he says they “Crossed the T” that day. Also known as “Capping the T,” “Crossing the T” is a classic naval warfare tactic attempted from the late 19th to mid 20th century, in which a line of warships crosses in front of a line of enemy ships, allowing the crossing line to bring all their guns to bear while receiving fire from only the forward guns of the enemy. The tactic became obsolete with the introduction of missiles and aircraft, as longrange strikes are no longer dependent on the direction the ships are facing. “All of the Japanese ships were coming head on one after the other because the straights were narrow. Because of that, they could only fire their forward guns,” Dean remembers. “We ran across back and forth ahead of the straights and we could fire all of our guns. We just annihilated them because the guys on their rear just couldn’t fire.” Continued to page 43

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Mortgage assistance seminar

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SCHOLARSHIP - Maria Mulrine of Seaford was awarded this year’s Knights of Columbus Scholarship by Grand Knight Robert Gay of Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church. Maria graduated from Sussex Tech and will be attending Cabrini College in the fall. Maria is the first female to receive the St. Molua Council’s Knights of Columbus scholarship. From left are Fr. John McKenna, Robert Gay, Maria Mulrine and Fr. George Blasick.

World War II Navy veteran Continued from page 42

With nearly the entire Japanese convoy destroyed, Dean and the men of the Columbia saw one of the ships creeping away off in the distance. Their orders were to follow that ship and finish the job, which they did. A turning point in the Philippines, MacArthur returned shortly thereafter, making good on his promise to the Filipino people. The general made his return to the islands on a launch that picked him up from a nearby ship, but there was some confusion earlier in the day. “They had a launch come alongside us and someone hollered out ‘Hello, we’re here to pick up the MacArthur party,’ ” says Dean with a chuckle. “We said we didn’t have him, and we didn’t. They got confused.” After the three kamikaze attacks, the Columbia was beginning her trip homeward for repairs when it came across a little island near the mouth of Leyte Gulf named Samar. Two things happened at Samar that Dean still gets choked up about to this day. The first involved a member of the crew going underneath the ship and installing a canvas tarp to “keep the ship as tight as we could and to keep the people who had been killed in there from floating away.” An obviously emotional time for Dean, his spirits were soon lifted when a mail boat came out to meet the ship. On the boat was a familiar face he hadn’t seen since leaving home nearly four years earlier. “I was in the fire room and I saw this person coming down the ladder. It was my brother Merritt who had come out on the mail boat; I was just dumbfounded,” Dean remembers. “I just stood there with a big knot in my throat. We got to spend the afternoon together before he went back with the boat.” After getting patched up in the States, the Columbia headed back out again and remained in service for the duration of World War II, coming under fire many more times.

In the summer of 1945, Dean was offered a transfer to a new ship that was still being constructed in the United States. He accepted the new assignment and plans were drawn up for him to return home. “I got off the ship the following morning and was to get on one of the transport ships coming back to the States for more troops,” he says. “I got on that transport and that night the Japanese surrendered. It was like the 4th of July; we thought there was a big parade so everybody went below deck. But a few minutes later, we learned of the surrender.” The next morning, Dean was dropped off at Okinawa and told he had to find another way home because they were now loading occupation forces to take to mainland Japan. He was eventually loaded upon a merchant ship for the trip back to the States – it was a long and tedious journey. “That ship had a top speed of 7 knots and it stopped at every little island it came to,” he recalls. “It took us 42 days to get from Okinawa to San Francisco. We left in August and didn’t arrive until October.” Extremely proud of his action during World War II, Dean feels no regret about anything he did in support of the war effort. While he realizes it was an extremely difficult way to end the war, he also supported President Harry S. Truman’s decision to drop atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. “It’s what ended the war and we had to do it,” he says. “I think it saved a whole lot of American lives and probably saved a lot of Japanese lives too. If we had landed there, [the Japanese] had the mindset that they would fight with broomsticks if they had to.” Dean left the military in 1945 and worked most of his life operating machines of various types. Today, he lives in the small community of Lewes in coastal Delaware. To preorder “World War II Heroes of Coastal Delaware,” or to learn more about Diehl’s project honoring Sussex County’s World War II veterans, visit www.ww2-heroes.com.

Even in these tough economic times, homeownership is still possible. You just have to know where to look for the keys that open the door to the American dream. Sussex County will host a special mortgage assistance seminar to give buyers and builders answers on home ownership, from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, in the Council chambers at the County Administrative Offices building, 2 The Circle, in Georgetown. At that meeting, representatives from the County’s Community Development & Housing Office and the Delaware State Housing Authority will be on hand to talk about a number of lending assistance programs available for homebuyers. The session is free, with the target audience being builders, lenders, real estate agents and prospective first-time homebuyers. County officials are hopeful that by spreading the word of lesser known or underutilized assistance programs, added home sales will re-invigorate the local housing market and strengthen the county’s economy, which has suffered during the recent economic downturn. One of the programs to be highlighted during the seminar is the Delaware Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bond Program, also known as the First-Time Home Buyers Program. It provides mortgage financing at below-market interest rates to lowand moderate-income buyers who are new to home ownership or who haven’t owned a home in at least three years. Under the program, interest rates for qualified buyers are as low as a fixed 4.75 percent with zero points for a 30-year mortgage on an existing home. For newly

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constructed or to-be-built homes, the rate dips to a fixed 4.25 percent with zero points for a 30-year mortgage. Borrowers can also use this program in conjunction with the housing authority’s down payment and settlement assistance up to $10,000. The program has been offered statewide since 1979, but has historically low usage among Sussex County buyers. Of the 490 participants who made use of the program in 2009, only 29, or 6 percent, were for homes in Sussex County. “We want to change that, and we believe by putting together buyers and home builders and lenders all in the same room, we can increase the participation in Sussex County,” County Administrator David B. Baker said. “The more people we can educate about these programs means that many more people we can put into homes, more jobs we can help create, and an overall stronger community.” “We are excited about this opportunity to work with Sussex County and get the word out about DSHA programs,” said housing authority Director Anas Ben Addi. “Many people do not realize that families in Sussex can earn nearly $85,000 and homes can have a purchase price of up to $327,000 and still be eligible for DSHA’s mortgage programs. We want to do everything we can to help Delaware families achieve the American dream of homeownership.” For more information on the forum, contact the Sussex County Community Development & Housing Office at 8557777, or go online to www.sussexcountyde.gov/dept/communitydev/. to slow in the second half of the year halted oil’s gains slightly mid-week, however a relatively weak U.S. dollar led to a slight rally on Friday.

After weeks of steady declines, gas prices stabilized last week with slight increases and decreases in various parts of the country. Stability of crude oil in recent weeks is catching up to gas prices. The national average price for regular grade gasoline was $2.72 a gallon Friday, merely 3 cents higher than year ago prices, but still $1.39 less than the record of $4.11 set in July 2008. Crude Oil Prices After sharp gains that sent prices to the $77 a barrel mark mid-week, crude oil prices slipped on Friday in response to signs that economic growth in the U.S. and China, the world’s top two energy consumers, may not be as rapid as expected. An increase in U.S. jobless claims and news from China that the country’s economic growth is expected

A look ahead “Although we aren’t seeing the dramatic declines seen in past weeks, gas prices remain stable,” said Jana L. Tidwell, acting manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA MidAtlantic. “Considering the magnitude of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, stability at the pump, at least in the short term, continues to be good news for motorists looking to take to the road for summer vacations.” Local pricing On Tuesday gas stations from Delmar to Greenwood were selling regular gasoline in a range from $2.659 to $2.729 a gallon. The high is three cents a gallon higher than a week ago, the low is eight cents more.

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Above, Ashley Benson of Seaford received the State Director of Adult Education Scholarship from Director Maureen Whelan.

HAITI RELIEF - Students from the Southern Delaware School of the Arts in Selbyville raised nearly $1,000 for relief efforts in Haiti during two recent spring concerts. The students sang “Heal the World” and “We are the World” while baskets were passed through the crowd for donations. In the top row from left, are Zoe Collins, Millsboro; teachers Denise Adkins and Melody Oneschuk, Elayne Cannarozzi from the American Red Cross and Cassia Steck, Selbyville. Bottom row, are T.J. Jefferson, Millsboro; Daniel Keenan, Georgetown; Nina Diehl, Seaford; and Cameron Goff, Bridgeville.

At left, Manon Smalley of Seaford received one of the two $1,000 Sussex Tech Adult Division Scholarships from Adult Education Director Dr. John Kreitzer.

Groves Adult High School 46th annual graduation The James H. Groves Adult High School, Sussex Center in Georgetown held its 46th annual commencement ceremonies on June 8, in the Sussex Technical High School gymnasium. Seventy-five students received their high school diplomas from Delaware Lieutenant Governor Matthew Denn and Sussex Technical School Board Vice President Patrick Cooper. Before the conferring of diplomas, several scholarships were awarded. Receiving the $300 scholarship from OAASIS (Organization of Adult Alumni and Students in Service) was Joshua Kositzke of Selbyville. Kegan T. Miller of Hartly received the $200 Howard E. Row Memorial Scholarship and Ashley Benson of Seaford also received $200 for the State Director of Adult Education Scholarship. The $500 Ethel Cook Memorial Scholarship was presented to Penny Jester of Lincoln. Two scholarships, each for $1,000 worth of Sussex Tech adult classes, were awarded to Josh Covelli of Dagsboro and Manon Smalley of Seaford. Another $1,000 worth of adult classes in the form of the Linda Shea Memorial Scholarship was presented to Nikomi Jarin of Georgetown. Adult Principal Terri Corder presented the $500 Principal’s Scholarship to Tradina Snead of Bridgeville. The Rev. David Mulford Memorial Scholarship for $500 was pre-

sented to Luke Kondash of Laurel by Mrs. Ruth Mulford and Mrs. Kristi MulfordKing. The students also showed their appreciation to two Groves adult education employees for their support and motivation. Receiving Staff Member of the Year awards were paraprofessional Lisa Phillips of Laurel and site coordinator Robert Powell of Millville. Area graduates include: Timothy Bennett, Seaford; Ashley Benson, Seaford; Shirelle Beulah, Bridgeville; Jennifer Boland, Laurel; Kerri Boone, Greenwood; Vineisha Camper, Seaford; Annjeannette Cannon, Bridgeville; Jessica Eskridge, Seaford; Rashawn Felder, Bridgeville; Mark Fisher, Bridgeville; Ronikia Fountain, Laurel; Valerie Gray, Seaford; Austin Hubbard, Laurel; Kristina Hudson, Seaford; Jerron Jones, Delmar; Luke Kondash, Laurel; Holly Kunde, Delmar; Brian Laycock, Bridgeville; Betty Lloyd, Greenwood; Amanda Owens, Laurel; Michelle Pepper, Bridgeville; Christine Petrone, Greenwood; Gunnar Siegel, Laurel; Stephanie Simpson, Greenwood; Manon Smalley, Seaford; Tradina Snead, Bridgeville; Matthew Spence III, Bridgeville; Jessika Swart, Seaford; Lindsay Taylor, Laurel; Latoria Walston, Laurel; Justin Watkinson, Greenwood; Debbie Whaley, Laurel.

SPELLING BEE WINNERS - Winners of the Seaford School District Elementary Spelling Bee are: from left, bottom row: Third grade: 3rd place - Layne Voudrie, Frederick Douglass Elementary; 2nd place - Eddie Crum, Central Elementary; 1st place - David Allen, Blades Elementary; middle row: Fourth grade - 3rd place - Yasmine Signey, Frederick Douglass Elementary; 2nd place - Jayden Perkins, Blades Elementary; 1st place - Caelan Backus, Central Elementary; top row: Fifth grade - 3rd place - Gianni Reo, Blades Elementary; 2nd place - Tyler Carpenter, Blades Elementary; 1st place - Camryn Downes, Central Elementary.

OUTSTANDING CITIZENSHIP AWARD - Matt Carey, a Worcester Preparatory School junior, was honored with the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Outstanding Citizenship Award. Carey received the award for his excellent writing in the George & Stella Knight Essay Competition in which he placed first for the Captain John Smoot Chapter and second in the State of Maryland. Matt is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Carey of Seaford. From left are Dr. Barry W. Tull, headmaster, Worcester Prep, Matt Carey and Ray Jackson of the Sons of the American Revolution.

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The Spade & Trowel Garden Club recently held “Garden Day at Ross Mansion” featuring garden-related items for sale.

Garden Day at Ross Mansion By Carol Kinsley

In a joint celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Governor Ross Mansion in Seaford and National Garden Week, the Spade & Trowel Garden Club sponsored “Garden Day at Ross Mansion” on Saturday, June 12. Vendors offered a wide variety of garden-related items from antique lawn furniture and ornaments, to colorful notecards and photographs, cut flowers, herbs, annuals, perennials, shrubs, hypertufa mushrooms and stepping stones and live worms. Boy Scout Troop 90 of Laurel lit up their grills to cook hot dogs and hamburgers for sale, along with baked goods and sodas. The weather was delightful and members and visitors alike enjoyed the day. Horticulturist Zeeger DeWilde identified many of the larger trees on the mansion grounds for the visitors and gave two informative talks. The Master Gardeners and a representative of the state department of agriculture were on hand to give out information. From the front lawn of the mansion,

Here kids enjoy crafts during the “Garden Day” event at Ross Mansion.

visitors could see the new Seaford library across the street where the Spade & Trowel Club has planted a patio garden and several trees. Club members are maintaining the garden through the summer, adding compost, mulch and liberal doses of water.

Seaford Lions Club President Jim Blackwell, member Don Moore, and Vice President Larry Dernulc present a pledge of $15,000 to NSC Campaign Chair, Rob Harman and NSC Board member Ben Sirman during the annual Lions Club charter meeting at Heritage Shores.

Lions pledge $15,000 to Center On May 25, the Seaford Lions Club gathered for their annual end of the year Charter Night festivities where they presented the Nanticoke Senior Center with a $15,000 pledge toward the Center’s capital campaign efforts. Campaign Chair, Rob Harman and NSC Board Member, Ben Sirman graciously accepted the donation on behalf of the Nanticoke Senior Center. The Seaford Lions Club has been committed to serving the Seaford community since 1937. Thousands of dollars have been raised for many important area projects and they have provided eye glasses to the poor in the Seaford area every year. In addition, the Seaford Lions have distributed over a quarter million dollars in college scholar-

ships to Seaford students over the years. The Nanticoke Senior Center, which has been in existence for nearly 40 years, has recently approved plans to purchase the building formerly known as the Seaford Country Club from the City of Seaford. The building will be converted into the new home of the Nanticoke Senior Center by Spring of 2011. Renovations are designed for the Center to optimally fulfill its mission of providing a life enhancement center for the senior population of Seaford and the surrounding area. To learn more about the Nanticoke Senior Center and how you can support the campaign efforts, call 629-4939 or visit www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com.

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By Amber Motta

PACK OF THE YEAR - Cub Scout Pack 182 announces that its scouts and leaders were recently awarded the “Sussex District Pack of the Year” for 2009. This recognition was based on quality leadership, retention, recruitment, attendance and other factors. To become a scout or for more information on cub scouting for boys entering grades 1-5, call Cubmaster Denise Parsons at 396-3436.

In 1902 a group of local women formed the Acorn Club to improve their community. Their main goal was to establish a public library. Library Services to Seaford’s surrounding rural community were offered by providing one of the State’s first bookmobiles in 1912. Seaford Librarian Mary Hopkins purchased a touring car and visited nearby farms lending books and magazines. Over the years Seaford Library continued to expand and was required to move several times. The first location was at Milligan’s store. In 1939 the library relocated to the Acorn Club House on Hall Street. The Old Henry White brick building on Pine Street was the next location to be home for the library. The library once again moved in 1963 to the North Porter Street building. On December 10, 2009, with the help of the community we were able to move to the new building at 600 North Market Street

Ext. Today, the Seaford Library provides outreach programs to local schools, daycares, nursing homes and children’s organizations. In-house activities and programs include story times, the annual Teen and Children’s Summer Reading Programs, various children, adult and teen programs. The library also provides word processing programs, Internet accessibility and meeting rooms. Thanks to the vision of the founding members of the Acorn Club the Seaford Library has served over 94,000 patrons, provide 238 programs with over 6000 in attendance this year, and has become a vital information center for the Seaford Community. For more information on what is going on at the Seaford Library check out our web site http://www.seaford.lib.de.us Be sure to check out the Library’s Facebook and Myspace on the Web.


MORNING STAR • JuNe 24 - 30, 2010

Letters to the Editor

Wholesome entertainment

I was thinking about the entertainment industry and how TV and movies have changed our culture since the mid-1900s. Most people today weren’t around back then, but I can remember going to the movies twice a week and every movie was okay for anyone to see. The Censor board controlled the content of all movies and they banned any movie that had profanity, excessive violence, immodest behavior, etc. Until its elimination in the 1960s, the industry was forced to adhere to strict rules. After the board was abolished the entertainment industry started making shows that have been getting more vulgar and degrading every year. I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to figure out what’s happened to our culture since then. The movies and TV today are out of control and we go along with anything they put on the air, no matter how offensive. It’s almost like the shows on TV and the movies are our classrooms and they’re teaching us bad behavior. A psychiatrist on a news program the other day said Americans love violence. That’s frightening. I believe when a person watches TV and sees something considered offensive, whether it’s bad language, immorality, violence or immodesty, if it’s shoved at them over and over in most of the media, and the show pushes that bad behavior as acceptable over and over, then that behavior becomes acceptable by most people.

People have been changed before for the worse; history tells us that. I believe people can become desensitized to most things, be it immorality, violent behavior, foul language, or immodesty. What would have shocked us terribly in the mid-1900s is now considered acceptable. I believe TV and the movies are responsible for most of these changes. My wife and I are making an effort not to watch, or even read, anything with vulgar language, extreme violence, permissive sex or degrading content. I can’t count the number of times we’ve had to change channels because the commercials were even too offensive. If we all stand together, maybe we can force the industry to clean up its act. Wouldn’t it be nice to be ale to see wholesome, good shows for a change? They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them. Richard and Lennie Senft


Are you prepared?

Following very active and intense winter weather and what promises to be an equally active summer hurricane season, the Sussex Amateur Radio Association asks “are you prepared?” If the answer is no, sort of, or maybe, then you and your family are invited to join members of SARA for our annual Field Day event this weekend, Saturday

June 26, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 South Bedford St, Georgetown. The goal of this year’s event is to ensure that the citizens and visitors of Sussex County are properly educated as to what it takes to prepare for a major manmade or weather related event. Field Day is a way for hams to get out and have fun under some difficult conditions. But it’s also a chance to fine tune our emergency communication skills. We use battery power as well as generators and set up temporary antennas, exercising field conditions. The idea, established by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the national association for amateur radio, is to put together a selfsufficient, working radio station quickly, thereby increasing the ability to establish communications both inside and outside an effected area. This year’s Field Day will feature free and valuable information regarding amateur radio and how to properly prepare your family should disaster strike Delmarva. The public, both young and old, are invited to come by to see that ham radio is not just your grandfather’s hobby any more. We will even get you on the air to experience the fun, utility and camaraderie for your self. For more information contact me at 537-4755 or visit www.sussexamateurradio.com Bill Duveneck

Castle votes party line

Those considering Rep. Michael Castle a moderate Republican learned otherwise when he recently voted against ending “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” Although 79 percent of Americans say gays should be allowed to serve openly in the military (CNN), Castle obeyed his party and voted to continue the discrimination. I spoke with him, expressing my disappointment in his partisan vote for bias. As an independent without party loyalty, I also told him my vote in November will be for his opponent, Chris Coons, who supports ending “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” I am an Army veteran myself, having enlisted at 18 during Vietnam. I served successfully and rose five ranks in three years in the Army Security Agency, a military intelligence organization. I created top secret materials in an overseas location and was honorably discharged. I am also gay. The point is, I was very willing to serve my country and if necessary, die for it. And if some 66,000 gay and lesbian personnel now serving are willing to fight and even take a bullet for their country, the least we can do is not require them to lie about themselves or discharge them for being honest. Mr. Castle doesn’t get this. Mr. Coons does. Douglas Marshall-Steele


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Woodland ferry crossing the Nanticoke once again The following message was written by state Representatives Biff Lee of Laurel and Danny Short of Seaford.

Danny Short

The costs to the contractors will likely exceed $200,000 and they are expected to assume full responsibility for those expenses.

We would like to offer our gratitude to the folks at DelDOT for their hard work in getting the Woodland Ferry – more affectionately known as the Tina Fallon – operational in time for the Memorial Day weekend. It was quite a thrill to finally see the ferry in full working order over the holiday and it made us proud. Last month, our office sent a letter to DelDOT Secretary Carolann Wicks, asking for a complete report on the ferry repairs and an explanation as to what was causing the delays in fixing the ferry problems for the past number of months.

We appreciate Secretary Wicks’ detailed response to the inquiry and for thoroughly explaining the issues that the Department had been having with the contractors and vendors, in particular the various hydraulic and thruster problems that needed to be fixed.

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Our understanding is that the necessary repairs have been made, the U.S. Coast Guard has approved its inspection of the ferry and all systems are a solid “go” for the vessel’s continued service across the Nanticoke. Overall, the costs to the state to repair the ferry since the problems first started last fall have been relatively minimal – approximately $70,000. According to DelDOT, more than half of the state’s costs will go toward purchasing “two complete thruster units to have on hand in the event a thruster malfunctions in the future.” The costs to the contractors, on the other hand, will likely exceed $200,000 and they are expected to assume full responsibility for those expenses. As we have stated in the past, we were unhappy that the repairs had been drag-

ging on for an overly extended time and we were concerned that instead of the ferry being seen as a viable mode of transportation for vehicle and pedestrian traffic across the river, it would be viewed merely as a costly embarrassment to the state. Secretary Wicks assured us in her letter, as well, how important repairing the ferry was to the surrounding area, stating that “We recognize this is a very serious concern to the traveling public in Delaware for which we have the responsibility to correct. We are committed to rectifying the issues and returning the Woodland Ferry to service for the public.” Again, thank you to DelDOT – and, in particular the Department’s many skilled and hard-working engineers – for the time and energy invested in making sure the Tina Fallon ferry is working to its fullest potential.

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Final Word

Financial alert about death tax

A few months ago, the US House of Representatives finally passed a bill establishing a permanent $3.5 million exemption from inheritance taxes. Unfortunately, the bill is lingering with no action in the Senate. Please be advised that if the law is not changed and signed by the President by January 1, 2011, the Death Tax will revert back to what it was 10 years ago. I have conferred with well-known Delaware Tax Attorney George B. Smith (Buck Smith) who advised me of the factual situation. Here’s the deal: If the current bill is not acted on, which is a distinct possibility, anything you inherit or leave to your heirs over $1 million will be taxed at 39% up to $2,999,999. Anything beyond $3 million will be taxed at 55%. As an example, if you inherit a business, house, farm, or stocks and bonds, and that inheritance is worth, let’s say $2 million, you will have to pay the government, after your $1 million exemption, a hefty $390,000. If you inherit millions it goes up to 55%. Folks, it’s just plain wrong and would not be fair ! This affects millions of middle class Americans who have saved all their lives to leave their children better off than what they were. It is part of the American dream. If you should inherit a farm worth $6 million, after the $1 million exemption, you would pay 39% tax on the first $2,999,999 and then 55% on the rest. (This come to $2.43 million.) If you did not have the cash, you would have to sell the farm, and chances are in this economy, you would be left with very little. Something that had been in your family for generations could now be lost. The possibilities are criminal in my opinion.


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That being said, what should you do? If you live in Delaware, contact Senator Carper and tell him to lead the charge to get this bill through the Senate. You’ve got six months, and if nothing is done, what should be yours or what should go to your family, will now go to the Federal Government. Judson Bennett Lewes

Vital Stats

Federal Debt as of June 22, 2010 at 5:40 p.m. $13,044,040,002,958 Population of United States 308,608,904 Each citizen’s share of debt $42,267 The average citizen’s share of debt decreased $18 in the past seven days. The debt decreased by almost $9.4 billion and the population increased by 41,654. Source: brillig.com/debt_clock

Final PUNishment

There was once a couple named Nancy and Mike Tate, and it was their life’s dream to have a compass company. They finally saved enough money and started the Tate’s Compass Company. Luck was with them, for the first contract they acquired was to manufacture 750,000 compasses for the Boy Scouts. Nancy and Mike worked feverishly day and night to meet their deadline, and finished just before the Boy Scout Jamboree was to begin. On the day of the Boy Scout Wilderness hike, each boy scout was given a Tate’s Compass to help them find their way. Unfortunately, it was discovered a little too late that every single compass was made with the colored point of the needle facing the wrong way, so when one was facing North, the needle pointed to the South. Needless to say, all of the boy scouts got lost and it was the biggest fiasco known in Boy Scout history. The Tate’s compass company went out of business, but from this experience came the familiar adage, “He who has a Tate’s is lost.” (Say it out loud).

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