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NEWS HEADLINES Seaford Lions Show this weekend By Donna Dukes-Huston The 68th annual Seaford Lions Club Variety Show is Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in the Seaford High School auditorium. This year’s theme is “Remote Control.” Many of the songs and skits are centered around television shows of the past and present. Showgoers can look forward to skits from the regulars, such as the Windley/Wheatley/Sapna group as well as the Lions Dancers. Special guests and select members will share a wide variety of musical talents. The Lions Club chorus and band have been practicing for several months in preparation for the show. The show begins each night at 7:30. Tickets may be purchased from any Lions member or at the door. The show is the club’s largest fundraiser each year. Show your support for the community, and enjoy some spectacular local entertainment. TRINITY TRANSPORT - Trinity Transport has a new home and some ambitious plans for the future. Page 2 AGRICULTURE WEEK - What are farmers doing to help their bottom line? Why is the bee population threatened? See pages 1B - 16B for answers. SPRING SPORTS - The high school spring sports season begins next Thursday. See Seaford and Woodbridge previews starting on page 25. STILL A SAINT - Defensive lineman Antwan Lake, who spent part of his childhood in Seaford, recently signed a contract to remain with the New Orleans Saints for the next two seasons. Page 26 SOLDIER IS KILLED - Another soldier from this area dies in the war in Iraq. Page 46.

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LITTLE MISS - From left are the contestants for the Little Miss Seaford pageant: Makayla Peterson, Brittany Grace Carpenter, Nasya Brittingham, Jaden Perez, Kaitlyn McKinney, Alyssa Smith and Sydney Beard. Other contestants not shown are Aria Kani Blake and Shyanne Covington. The pageant will be held March 23 at Seaford High School. See Bulletin Board for details. Related photo on page 20. Photo by Cassie Richardson

Sale of rare guns and swords could bring nearly $4 million By Lynn R. Parks

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Scott Reagan, Seaford, has been in the auctioneering business for 15 years. This weekend’s sale at the state fairgrounds in Harrington of the gun collection from the estate of Gene Koski could bring in 10 times the money of any auction he has ever called. “We could see $3 million, $4 million, it just depends on who’s there,” said Reagan, owner of Reagan Auctions. Estimated value of the more than 600 items in the collection is $1.7 million, an amount Reagan called low. About four years ago, Reagan, 48, sold guns from the estate of E. G.

Adams, Greenwood, at an auction that brought in about $400,000. “That’s the closest I have been to this kind of sale,” he said. Koski, owner of Koski Trucking, Hurlock, Md., died last year. “It is hard to fathom a collection of this kind, both in terms of what is in it and how much it is worth, and the fact that it is local,” Reagan said. “When I first started going through it, I was kind of overwhelmed. I knew Gene had a collection, but I had no idea it was like this.” The collection includes 150 Colt revolvers, about a half dozen of which Continued on page 4

This ‘Fort Delaware Colt’ is valued at up to $50,000. According to its provenance, it was carried by Confederate Capt. Auguste Perrodin from Louisiana. Perrodin was captured and sent to Fort Delaware.

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Trinity Transport has a new home, in the former Strikemasters Bowling Alley on alternate U.S. 13, Seaford, into which it moved a couple months ago. The trucking broker, which arranges transport of goods from factory to store or consumer, also has a slew of awards behind its name, including being named by “Transport Topics” the 19th best freight broker in the nation in 2006, out of about 1,000 such brokers, and in 2005 being named the national best broker of the year by the National Association of Small Trucking Companies. But the company is not content to park its laurels in its new building and rest on them. By 2010, it is on track to have increased its business tenfold over five years. “In 2005, we were a $30 million company,” said purchasing agent David Farris. “By 2010, we want that amount to be $300 million.” To accomplish that, the company is working to expand its customer base, approaching national companies about transporting their goods. It has also started arranging for trucking into Mexico and has restructured its five branch offices so that employees in one are not contacting the same manufacturers as employees in an-

For your information: The Trinity Foundation will hold its community gala Friday, April 13, 7 p.m. at the clubhouse at Baywood Greens, Long Neck. Tickets are $75. For information on tickets, call (800) 846-3400. Trinity Transport is planning a community open house at its Seaford office in mid-May. other. All of this is being done with an eye on the company’s 300 employees, 130 of whom work in Seaford, and on the communities in which they live. “This is really a unique company,” Farris said. “This is the only company I have ever worked for where employees are given one paid day a year to take off and do community service. And this is only the second company I have ever worked for that has regular prayer meetings.” Employees of the family-owned company are invited to 15-minutes weekly prayer sessions. Nearly a quarter of the Seaford office’s employees show up for the sessions. President and CEO Jeff Banning and his family, who own Trinity Transport, “are very strong in their Christian beliefs,” Farris said. “They want this company to be morally and ethically sound,” something that is rare among trucking brokers,

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he added. “A lot of trucking brokers will take advantage of the customer, billing too much or not paying the trucker for his services.” The purpose of the company, a statement that is on display on posters throughout Trinity’s 44,000square foot building, is “To continually improve people’s lives by constantly striving to be our best.” Also throughout the building, painted on the walls in gold script, are motivational quotes by people such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Disney and Michelangelo. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world,” reads one quote, attributed to anthropologist Margaret Mead. “Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” And all of this is not just talk, Farris said. The company’s devotion to improving its bottom line is evident in its growth, he said, and the company’s devotion to helping its employees is evident in the lunch room, where a home-made lunch is served three days a week, in the lounge, complete with Internet stations, a pool table and a calming fish tank, and in the employee workout room. The well-stocked room, with weight machines and treadmills, is available to employees 24 hours a day. The company’s devotion to encouraging its employees to work to improve the community is evident in the employee-run Trinity Foundation, an employee-run organization that last year raised and gave away $30,000. This year, the foundation is raising money for several causes, including an effort to “develop future leaders throughout Sussex County schools.” That means supporting Big Brothers and Big Sisters and training mentors to volunteer in area schools. The Trinity Foundation is also raising money for the American Cancer Society, through the Relay for Life, and for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Funds come from employee donations and from two major fund-raisers, a golf tournament and a spring gala, set for April 13 at the clubhouse at Baywood Greens, Long Neck. Last year, the foundation was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Gold Award for logging in more than 7,000 hours of volunteer service. Trinity Transport was founded in 1979. Its roots date to 1932, when current president Banning’s grandfather, Gilbert Banning, started a small trucking company. In addition to the Seaford office, which houses its headquarters, Trinity has offices in Katy, Texas, Van Buren, Ark., Atlanta, Ga., Kansas City, Mo., and Gooding, Idaho.

Trinity Transport, Seaford, is on track to increase its sales ten-fold from 2005 to 2010. Employee motivation, with posters such as the above throughout the Trinity building, is a big part of the company’s plan. Photo by Lynn R. Parks


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Rare gun auction should bring in millions Continued from page one

are “high dollar,” Reagan said. A Colt single-action Army revolver, for example, with ivory grips and 24K gold inlay is valued from $12,500 to $14,500. A Colt 1848 Baby Dragoon revolver is valued at $14,500 to $16,500. Another Colt, a storekeeper’s model revolver with a 4-inch barrel and pearl grips, is valued at $19,500 to $22,500. According to documents that come with the gun, the Colt was once given to Huey P. Long, governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and senator from 1932 to 1934. And yet another Colt, what Reagan calls the “Fort Delaware Colt,” is valued at up to $50,000. According to its provenance, it was carried by Confederate Capt. Auguste Perrodin from Louisiana. Perrodin was captured at the Battle of Spotsylvania on May 10, 1864, and sent to Fort Delaware, where he remained for the balance of the war. The estate also includes a number of Confederate swords, including two United States officer’s swords, each valued at $3,000 to $5,000, and a Confederate sword carried by Capt. Andrew A. Hill, who was wounded and captured during Pickett’s Charge, part of the battle at Gettysburg. That sword is valued between $32,500 and $40,000. Reagan said that he and members of his staff have been preparing for the auction since mid-November. He has spent about $55,000 on advertising, running announce-

ments in gun and collecting publications across the United States. Compare that amount to $1,500, the amount he usually spends on advertising a sale. “It would be no good to have this kind of auction and advertise it the way we advertise a local auction, just running something in the local papers for two weeks,” he said. And that advertising has paid off. Reagan has been contacted by people from across the United States, many of whom either intend to be at the sale or to place bids by telephone. Members of his staff are setting up enough chairs to accommodate 1,000 people. Not all of those people will be buying, of course. “I expect there will be a lot of local people there, who just want to see the collection and see who’s buying,” Reagan said. And who, perhaps, are hoping for a bargain. A gun worth thousands, for example, that goes for only a few hundred. But Reagan said that onlookers should not expect that to happen. The items in the Koski collection are so well documented, he said, and the sale so well advertised that “I don’t think you’ll find any bargains.” Reagan said that, despite the number of people who will be there and the amount of money that will change hands, he is not nervous about this week’s sale. “The nerve-wracking part has been the last four weeks,” he said. “But that’s all done and I’m ready. The actual sale will be the easy part.”

Approval given to proceed with annexation of two properties with light commercial zoning By Lynn R. Parks A committee appointed by Mayor Ed Butler has recommended that a request by Circle J Developers to annex two pieces of property into the city of Seaford be allowed to move forward. The two parcels, totaling about 1.8 acres, are located along Tharp Road, behind Wal-Mart. Circle J is requesting that they be annexed with C-2 zoning, for light commercial development. A date for a public hearing on the request will be set at the next council

meeting. Serving on the committee were city council members Mike Vincent, Pat Jones and Rhea Shannon. Vincent was chairman of the committee. Circle J is the company that is developing Gallery Pointe, a 450-home community slated for property behind Wal-Mart. Gallery Pointe, expected to take about 10 years to complete, is planned to include single-family homes, duplexes, apartments and a club house, as well as a commercial area. Final plans for the development still have to come before the city council.

Preparing for the rare gun auction are Kevin Thawley (left) and Scott Reagan. Photo by Lynn Parks For your information

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(l to r) American Legion State Commander Don White, National Commander Paul Morin, Post 6 Commander Joe Tune, and Post 1st Vice Commander Bob Michael. 1st Vice Commander Michael informs National Commander that Post 6 has over 540 members making the Post the 4th largest in the state in membership.

Mayor Ed Butler presents a Proclamation and City of Seaford Gold Key to National Commander Paul Morin.

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National Commander visits Seaford Legion By Lynn R. Parks For the first time in its 74-year history, the American Legion post in Seaford served dinner to the Legion’s national commander. Paul Morin of Chicopee, Mass., visited the post last Thursday for a little more than an hour and his visit included a talk to legion members and a ham and fried chicken dinner. Morin talked about the eight issues that make up the legion’s legislative agenda. They include an amendment to the Constitution to prohibit desecration of the U.S. flag, a statement of approval of President Bush’s war on terror and a ban on federal dollars going to attorneys who are supporting suits against religious symbols in public places. The agenda also includes support of $93 billion in supplemental

funding for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Post spokeswoman Lillian Tune said that national commanders visit the post annually. “But they are usually here for just 10 minutes, and we have cookies and punch,” she added. “Serving dinner was a first for us.” Present at the dinner were members of the Seaford Police Department. Mayor Ed Butler presented Morin with a key to the city and state Rep. Dan Short gave him a book about the Delaware legislature and a T-shirt. During his trip to Delaware, Morin also visited the Veterans Administration hospital in Elsmere and the new veteran’s home in Milford. He also stopped by several posts throughout the state.


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BUSINESS Mennonite school students learn about saving money

TOP PRODUCER FOR 2006 - Real estate agent Fran Ruark was the top producer in sales for 2006 at Callaway, Farnell and Moore Inc., Seaford. She closed nearly $10 million worth of transactions last year. Ruark has been licensed in real estate for 27 years and associated with CFM for the past 25 years, the last 12 of which she has been on the firm’s board of directors. Above, Kathy Farnell (right), broker and vice president of the company, presents an award to Ruark.

Interviews available online to help small businessmen The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Postal Service have unveiled a new Internet tool for small business owners, designed to deliver business solutions to entrepreneurs. Delivering Success, an online videoon-demand resource, is a nationwide cosponsorship with the Postal Service to provide small business owners with information through video interviews. The Delivering Success video interviews, online at www.sba.gov/deliveringsuccess, chronicle the experiences of successful entrepreneurs from around the country, offering guidance and sharing insight on the road to success. The interviews provide key information on the ingredients of small business success, including an overview of business basics, resources to help with business plan development, small business-friendly financing, business promotion, and planning and research. The premier launch of Delivering Success took place in Washington, D.C., with Warren Brown, owner of CakeLove bakery and Love Café and host of the Food Network’s Sugar Rush. Brown is one of the highlighted small business owners featured in the video interviews. Brown shares his successes and personal take on the entrepreneurial spirit. “Small businesses are the backbone of the nation’s economy, and the SBA wants to do everything we can to encourage entrepreneurship and provide business solutions and resources that are readily available,” said SBA administrator Steven C.

The interviews provide key information on small business success, including resources to help with business plan development, small business-friendly financing, business promotion, and planning and research. Preston. “That is why we have partnered with the U.S. Postal Service highlighting successful business owners to share their wealth of knowledge and business experience.” The partnership with the SBA is an extension of video-on-demand services that the Postal Service has used as part of its outreach to small business owners. Experience supporting businesses and entrepreneurs through technology and the Internet is one of the resources the Postal Service offers through “Delivering Success.” “We are working harder than ever to offer solutions to the challenges faced by today’s small businesses,” said Rod Devar, manager of advertising and promotion, U.S. Postal Service. “This partnership with the SBA and the ability to reach small business owners at a time that is convenient for them is one more way the Postal Service is reaching out to meet the needs of its customers.” Entrepreneurs have round-the-clock access to the video interviews. Highlights of the interviews include techniques to help a business grow and the top 10 tips to get a business started and keep it growing.

Seminar for first-time home buyers There will be a free first-time home buyers seminar at the Seaford Public Library Thursday, March 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. The seminar is hosted by Kevin Jefferson of Home Team Realty in Seaford

and Shawn and Elizabeth Hunt of American Home Mortgage. For further information contact Shawn Hunt at 302-448-9122, or Jefferson at 302-462-1113.

On Feb. 20, Discover Bank and Greenwood Mennonite School completed a ribbon cutting ceremony to launch the Bank at School program. Bank at School is a statewide program supported by the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute, the University of Delaware’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, the state treasurer, Jack Markell, and the Delaware Bankers Association. This banking program is made possible through a business-education partnership formed between the school and the bank in an effort to teach the value of savings to fourth- and fifth-grade students. Teachers will be provided with appropriate lesson plans that are aligned with Delaware state standards in economics. Participation is voluntary and students may make weekly deposits to Discover Bank employees at the school during class hours. There is no minimum deposit amount and students will be responsible for maintaining receipts, deposit slips and a savings register. The savings accounts may also be accessed by the student at the bank’s Greenwood branch during regular business hours.

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2600 SQ. FT. +/- Colonial on a well landscaped in-town lot. 4 BR, 2 full BA, Great Master BR, multiple FP. MLS #541133 Directions: From RT 13 Seaford, go West on Middleford Rd. thru town. At the end of Pennsylvania Ave., cross over, take 2nd left, home on corner of S. Willey & Elm. Hostess: Karen Hamilton

Stately 4 BR, 2 BA Colonial on a corner lot in town. Many recent updates!. MLS #535371 Hostess: Dee Cross

Lovely 3 BR, 2.5 BA Colonial w/FP & 2-Car Garage. MLS #545268 Directions: Located off Sunnyside Rd. 565, turn right into Bridgeville Chase, left on Meadow Dr., 1st right on Woodland Ct. Hostess: Sue Bramhall

Curb appeal for the First-Time Home Buyer, Retiree, or Investor. Great location, convenient to the beach & Salisbury. MLS Move-In Condition at an affordable price. #544535 Directions: From RT 13 in Laurel, go East on RT 9. House is 5th on left. Hostess: Vivian Wheatley

Best Buy on new construction in Western Sussex County. 3 BR, 2 BA, custom kit., attached 2-car garage, paved driveway. Quality workmanship throughout. Ready for immediate occupancy! Directions: Approx. 2 miles South of Blades on Sussex Highway.

Totally renovated from top to bottom! 3 BR, 1 BA, brick ranch w/attached garage in town. Freshly painted, new ceramic & hdwd. floors, all new electrical, A/C, heating system & appl. Ready for you to move in immediately! Directions: RT 13 to RT 20 West, make left onto Nylon Blvd. & house is 3rd on left. Host: Bruce Wright

4 BR, 1 BA Ranch style w/attached garage on lg. lot in well established neighborhood. New roof & maint. free exterior. Inside newly painted, skylights, carpet & hdwd. floors, front & rear decks w/above ground pool. Directions: From RT 13 take RT 20 East to County Rd, home is 5 houses down on right. See sign. Host: Bruce Wright

Beautiful Contemporary w/3 BR, 2 BA in Chapel Green. Minutes to Lewes & Rehoboth w/community pool, tennis, putting green. Gas FP & great landscaping. #536466 Directions: RT 24 East to right on Robinsville Rd. Turn left onto Conley’s Chapel Rd. Right into Chapel Green. Host: Scott Venables

Beautiful home just outside city limits. Inground pool & double decks great for entertaining. Lg. finished bsmt. w/family room & 4 extra rooms. Must see to appreciate. #544013 Directions: RT 13 South to left on Sycamore Lane. Right on Lewis, left on Broadcreek Road. Hostess: Samara Cook

WOW! 3 BR, 2.5 BAs, Contemporary features 2x6 walls, tile foyer & master BA, hardwood in DR, lg. bonus room, gas heat & FP, lg. deck, marble windowsills, Energy Star rated, Cable. MLS #536477 Directions: From North 13, turn west on RT 18 (Cannon Rd). 1st left on Winding Brooke Dr., 1st left on Highland Dr. Home on the right next to pond. Host: Scott Venables

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Attractive 1783 sq. ft. rancher close to schools. 4 BR, 2.5 BA, sunroom, screened porch, fenced yard. #542683 Directions: From Stein Hwy, turn between Catholic Church and School, home on right. Hostess: Wanda Rash

Secluded unique dome-shaped home on Collins Pond Rd, min. from shopping & school. 2000 +/- sf, 2-car garage, 3 BR, 2 BA. Priced to sell @ #542167 Directions: From North RT 13, go East on Seashore Hwy (404). Left on Wilson Hill Rd, left on Collins Pond Rd, last on left. Hosts: Don & Bea Clymer

A cook’s kitchen, a family’s family room, a cozy FP for winter, 3 AC units & paddle fans, office/den/library, fenced backyard. 3 BR, 2 BA. #540220 Owner is a licensed realtor. Directions: RT 20 West to Elm Drive to 312 on the right. Hostess: Bev Blades

This could be your new home. Like-new 2 yr-old Cape on 11.59 ac. surrounded by woods & ready to move into. 2 BR, 2.5 BA & unfinished 2nd floor w/elec., plumbing & C/A. Lots of amenities. #541582 Directions: From Seaford on RT 13 South to right on O’Neal’s Rd. Cross RT 13 A, property 3rd on left. Hostess: Barbara Smith

Charming post-Victorian home has the earmark of a desirable “get-away”, 30 min. from Ocean City, situated at the entrance of 3.679 ac w/potential for development. #426187 Directions: South on RT 13 to right on Stein Hwy. through Reliance onto RT 392. Turn left at intersection of RT 313. Go straight on RT 313 to Main St. Right on Main, home is on the right. Sharptown, Maryland. Host: Jim Demas


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This home sits on two lots that can be subdivided. Fully handicap accessible with ramp in place. 4 BR, 1.5 BA. 3 season porch & workshop. #540231 Directions: Last house on E. 7th St. in Blades, follow Maggio Shields signs. Hostess: Tammy Rust

No One Can Build Around You. The Best Starter Home on the Market. See it Today! 3 BR, 1 BA, nice built-ins, garage & spacious yard. . (MLS #545112) Directions: From downtown Seaford, South on RT 13A through Blades. First house on right, after bridge over Morgan Branch. Host: Fred Sponseller

S. West of Bridgeville. Completely remodeled in 10/06. Includes new heat pump & C/A, new windows, hdwd. floors & W/W carpet, all new appl., & painted inside & . (MLS #542451) Directions: From Seaford, out. North on Atlanta Rd., cross over RT 18, 2nd left on McDowell Rd., 3rd home on left. Hostess: Betti Pucci

3 BR, 2 BA rancher with updated appliances, storage building & pool (MLS hust out of town. Call for details. #542607) Directions: West on Stein Hwy. turn right on Atlanta Rd., turn right on Wesley Church Rd., left on RT 18 (Cannon Rd.), right on Federalsburg Rd. First left onto Progress School Rd. Straight several miles. House on left after Dublin Hill Rd. Hostess: Mary Harding

Spacious Country Cape Cod w/4 BR, 3 full BAs, huge game room w/wet bar, LR w/brick FP, office, swimming pool w/decking. Fishpond, 1.22 well landscaped acres, attached garage, shed, paved drive & much more. . (MLS #543645) Directions: Rt. 20 West from Seaford, left on Woodpecker Rd. at stop sign left on Line Rd., left on Matts Road, right on Bowman Rd. Home is on the right. Hostess: Holly Cooper

Very Attractive New Construction. This Home Features Ceramic Tile, Vaulted Ceilings, Lots Of Cabinets, Formal Dining Rm, Corner Fireplace, 16x12 Rear Deck & More. Large Master Bedroom Has Walk-In Closet & Full Bath W/ 537265 Directions: Rt. 13 to Elks Whirlpool Tub. Rd. Then Turn Right Into Clearbrooke Estates. Follow Valley Run Around to N. Winding Brooke Dr. Home is on the Corner. Hostess: Donna Neithardt

Price Reduced $10,000!!! Quality New Construction!! This home features vaulted ceilings, ceramic tile, hdwd. floors, hunter ceiling fans, 16x10 rear deck, front porch, blacktop driveway & much more. You must see the interior of this one!! MLS #544297 Directions: RT 13 in Bridgeville, take Main St. thru town to light, make left on Federalsburg Rd. & go 3 miles, make right onto Progress School Rd., go about 1.3 mies & house is on left. Hostess: Mariana Thomas

Custom built home w/open floor plan & all the extras! Bonus Room w/full BA, gourmet Kit. w/granite counters, stainless steel appl., 42” Cabinets, MSTR Suite w/cathedral ceiling, jacuzzi tub & separate shower. His & Her Custom Closets, deluxe lighting, plush landscaping & so much more! MLS #545880 Directions: RT 20 West through town, go over RR Tracks, turn right onto Shufelt Rd., turn left into Crestfield, first left, first house on left. Hostess: Sandy Hughes

Brand New Home, great location. It boasts a huge family room, lg. walk-in closet, Garden tub, 4” well, arch doors, gas FP, light maple cabinets, A must see for sure! A 23x13 bonus rm. unfinished, new riding mower with a full priced offer, also seller contribution of $2500.00 at closing. Let’s make a MLS #542082 Directions: RT 20 West to deal! right onto Atlanta Rd. Go about 3 miles and home is on left. Host: Mike Procino

Unique 3 BR, 2 BA home featuring a den w/wood burning FP & office with it’s own entrance. Extra lot next to property is negotiable (lot 47). Home Warranty provided at settlement. MLS #544896 Directions: RT 13 to RT 20 West, Stein Hwy., go thru town & turn right onto Atlanta Rd., less than a mile, turn right into the development, Heritage Village, house is on left. Hostess: Trina Joyner

WOW! Completely remodeled rancher w/super view of the Indian River. Upgrades include new roof, wiring, plumbing, heat, CA, windows, paint, appl. & much more. Finished bsmt. w/heat for a bonus. Very quiet street, close to town & the beach. MLS #543771 Directions: From Seaford, East on RT 20 to 113 - Cross over 113 turn left at light on 24. Cross bridge, turn right onto Jersey Rd. House is on right. Hostess: Carol Crouse

This 2 year young 3 BR, 2 BA rancher is an excellent condition and ready to move in! Also appliances & storage MLS #543868 Directions: RT 13 shed included! N, left onto RT 16 West, right onto Duck Creek, left on Cart Branch Circle. House is on left. Hostess: Desiree Moore

Bring in your recreational toys or set up shop! Huge detached garage w/additional covered storage for that RV or Boat. Sweet 4 BR, 1 BA home with new gravity septic & updated electric. All on a 1 acre lot, min. from Laurel, Seaford, & Salisbury. MLS #542387 Directions: From RT 20 West, turn left onto 13A South, follow through Blades, house is on the left. Hostess: Missy Perdue

Great Neighborhood! This 4 BR, 2 BA home will welcome your family with lots of room & fenced back yard. So many extras: 52” TV & hot tub that are included in sale. The wood burning FP creates an inviting LR w/additional FR in back. $8,000 Upgrade Allowance offered. MLS #545219 Directions: From RT 13 turn onto RT 20 West (Stein Hwy) go over bridge, turn left on Willey St., go thru stop sign. House is on the left. Hostess: Mariana Thomas

Get Ready to Move! This 3 BR, 2 BA Ranch is located in a wonderful neighborhood on a wooded lot. Blacktop drive, lg. master BR w/jacuzzi tub & stand up shower & his & her sink, lg. BR, rear deck, oversized 2-car gar. This is a must see! MLS #545156 Directions: RT 13 South, left on RT 24, left on Shiloh Church Rd., right onto Hitchpond Rd., left onto Shiloh Way, enter dev., house is on left. Host: Adam Gaull


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Sussex reps meet in D.C. with congressional delegation Members of the Sussex County administrative staff recently traveled to Washington to meet with Delaware’s congressional delegation. They urged lawmakers to continue their support of programs and funding that are vital to Sussex County. Finance director Susan M. Webb and assistant to the administrator Hal Godwin, along with representatives of Delaware’s other two counties, attended a luncheon on Capitol Hill with senators Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Thomas R. Carper, as well as Congressman Michael N. Castle. The session capped a five-day legislative conference in Washington, sponsored by the National Association of Counties. County administrator David B. Baker, who was unable to attend the event, said the annual meeting with Delaware’s congressional lawmakers gives county officials the opportunity to be face to face with those who can be advocates for Sussex County in the nation’s capital.

“The staff always takes this opportunity to thank the delegation for its hard work on behalf of Sussex County in years past,” Baker said. “But we also use this time to remind our senators and congressman that we still need their help. This year, funding is needed for beach replenishment, for wastewater grants and loans to improve our inland bays and for runway expansion at our airport. All of these are essential to the well-being and continued prosperity of Sussex County.” The meeting with lawmakers marks the end of the annual NACo conference in Washington. During the five-day conference, Sussex officials joined other attendees from the nation’s 3,000plus counties in seminars, speeches and workshops that focused on an array of topics, from identifying under-served markets so government can stimulate new economic development to understanding federal wetland regulations and their effects on local communities. Sussex officials said the

Greenwood woman is head of county treasury Sussex County administrator David B. Baker has appointed Amanda M. Bennett, Greenwood, as the new director of the county government’s Treasury Division, effective immediately. Bennet takes over the eightemployee division, replacing Joyce Lord, who retired from the post in December 2006 after 38 years of service to Sussex County. Baker announced the appointment to the Sussex County Council at its Tuesday, Feb. 27, meeting. “Amanda brings with her a strong background in account billing, computer technology and customer service,” Baker said. “I have every confidence that she will do well in her new position, and will be able to lead that office as it meets the challenges of issuing and collecting payment on thousands of tax bills annually. “ Bennett, who has worked for Sussex County since 2002, most recently served as assistant director of the division. Prior to that, she worked in the Information Systems Department as a computer technician and as a clerk within the Assessment Division. Before joining Sussex County, she worked in the private sector as an auditor, teller and bookkeeper. Bennett, who holds an accounting certificate from Delaware Technical & Community College, is earning her associate degree in business administra-

NACo conference is an excellent educational and networking opportunity. “This kind of seminar helps to broaden your view as to what issues other counties are facing, and how we might be able to address and solve them right here in Sussex County,” Godwin said.

“Speaking to county officials from other parts of the country, it’s interesting to me to see how similar we all are and the challenges that we all must deal with, like land use, the environment, economic development, and ensuring public safety for our residents.”

Baker and Godwin said the information they and other county staffers glean from this conference will enhance their knowledge as it relates to managing local government, and that, in turn, will benefit the taxpayers and citizens of Sussex County.

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tion. The Treasury Division is responsible for issuing tax bills and collecting payment from property owners within the county. This past summer, the division issued an estimated 155,000 bills totaling more than $87 million. Bennett said one major task that she plans to address in her tenure is updating computers and the billing program currently used within the division. Finance director Webb said Bennett’s skills in computer technology will serve the division well. “She has great ideas and she’s very strong technically. I believe she has the right tools to help the county modernize the Treasury Division, and to ultimately made that office more efficient,” Webb said.

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Do I fight to keep the house clean, or do I flee? My husband was pacing. I was nearly ready, but it was already 5 YNN ARKS minutes past our planned departure time and, he warned, we were goCereal boxes, still open, ing to be late. I have to wear shoes, I told him, were sitting on the kitchen and that requires finding them, altable. The gallon of milk ways a long process. Then there is was also there, waiting to lipstick to apply and then a cursory straightening up of the downstairs be returned to the cozy so we don’t return to find that our refrigerator. Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval has been scratched off the formance hates housework. And that front door. would be me. “You don’t have to worry about that,” I would much rather be cutting the my husband, hand on the door knob, said. grass than vacuuming, weeding than dust“I already did the dishes.” “Good. Now if I can just find my ing. A good book or a crafty crossword shoes…” puzzle can convince me to play hookey But wait. What was this? Cereal boxes, without even breaking a sweat. still open, were sitting on the kitchen But at the same time, I hate a messy table. The gallon of milk was also there, house. So there is constant battle going on waiting to be returned to the cozy refriger— do I stay and clean, or run away and ator. True, the sink was empty and the drain- forget it, at least for a while? Do I fight the clutter, or do I flee to a happier place? er full. But next to the cereal boxes were No wonder my adrenaline flows when I bowls, spoons and glasses. Cupboard doors were standing open and that mornwalk into the kitchen. ing’s newspaper was spread out every When we returned home that evening, I which way. The kitchen, despite its collec- chose to flee, going straight upstairs to tion of clean dishes, was not ready to face bed. But the next morning, with the full the day. light of day coming through the windows, “Our house is a disaster,” I complained I fought. I picked up and put away, to my husband once I got in the car. Constraightened and dusted. The Good Housesidering the fact that my shoes had been hiding and I had had to put away breakfast keeping seal stopped its grumbling, at items and close cupboard doors, leaving least for a while. 10 minutes late was pretty good. And therein lies the problem with “What do you mean?” he asked as he housekeeping: once done, it has to be sped down the driveway and headed north. done all over again in short order. As my “I did the dishes.” grandmother, on her way to the kitchen for I couldn’t argue. He had done the dishone last clean-up before going to bed, rees. But the kitchen had still been a mess. And on my search for my shoes, I had no- minded me, keeping a neat house is a daily and daylong chore. ticed that the dining and living rooms Back then, I wasn’t worried. I knew were not in great shape either. Jackets and shoes — not mine; in a surprise move, that the days of the Jetsons were coming they had gone upstairs — were scattered soon and that in my house, there would be everywhere. Books, half read, barely start- a Rosie the maid. ed, long finished, lay where they did not Despite my husband’s occasional dishbelong, the piano was cluttered with music washing, he’s no Rosie. And I’m certainly and clarinet paraphernalia and the plant no June Cleaver. needed watered. Thank goodness we were On occasion, I can write June Cleaver’s not planning to return home until after name in the dust on my dining room table. dark. Our house is a chronic C student beWill Good Housekeeping give me any cause the person in charge of its good per- points for that?

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In the tradition of Irish in Philly, potatoes go in candy Question: When is a potato not a potato? Answer: When it’s an Irish Potato. If you were a kid in the City of Brotherly Love, St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t about parades and corned beef; it was all about those above-mentioned chewy, sweet/bitter confections. When I left the big city for slower parts, I was surprised to learn that not one of my new friends had ever heard of them and, moreover, seemed to suspect that they were a figment of my fertile culinary imagination. But a little over a week ago, I found someone to bolster my claim. Joan Cirillo, dishing on the food site Epicurious, wrote that even though she lives in Portland, Ore., she plans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a century-old tradition from Philadelphia, the Irish Potato Candy. She wrote that her friends love “these sweet, bite-sized confections” that “are right up there with Philly cheesesteaks and Tastykakes as favorite local foods.” The Irish Potato is a mixture of confectioners’ sugar, cream cheese, coconut and vanilla. The mixture is rolled into balls, dented and then coated with cinnamon so they resemble potatoes. Cirillo Irish Potatoes writes that the “mix of sweet creaminess with a bitter finish” are “irresistible.” You can buy the confections from Oh Ryan’s Irish Potatoes in Philadelphia or order them online from various sites such as Tasty Irish Treats. Why not try making your own, though? They’re a breeze to mix up — but be forewarned. They’re addictive. Irish Potatoes Makes about 60 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened 4 ounces cream cheese 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 1/2 cups flaked coconut 1 tablespoon (or more as needed) ground cinnamon In a medium bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add the vanilla and confectioners’ sugar; beat until smooth. Using your hands if necessary, mix in the coconut. Roll into potato shapes, dent here and there, and then roll in the cinnamon. Place onto a cookie sheet and chill to set. If desired, roll potatoes in cinnamon again for darker color.

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Note: It’s easier if you chill the mixture before shaping. Likewise, chilling the shaped potatoes will make it easier to coat them in the cinnamon. Adapted from Allrecipes.com If you prefer your “finish” to be salty rather than bitter, here’s a bonus offering: Blarney Stones Makes 24 4 eggs 1 3/4 cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 1/4 cup butter, melted Frosting: 2 pounds confectioners’ sugar 2/3 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon salt 6 cups finely chopped peanuts In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla until thick and lemon-colored, about 4 minutes. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture. Beat on low speed just until combined. Add the milk and butter; mix well. Pour into a greased 13- by 9- by 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Cover and freeze overnight. For frosting, in a mixing bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, milk, vanilla and salt; beat until smooth. Frost the top and sides of frozen cakes squares; roll in peanuts. Place on wire racks to dry.

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Police Journal Fatal crash involving a sled

Bridgeville fire investigated

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) is investigating a fatal crash involving a sled that occurred Wednesday, March 7, at approximately 2:10 p.m., in the Milford Neck Wildlife Area off of Greenhouse Road (Kent County Road 411). A 1991 GMC pickup operated by Lucas A. Messick, 17, of Lincoln, was traveling south on a dirt road in the Wild Life Area. Mr. Messick was pulling two friends on two orange plastic sleds behind his vehicle. As the pickup was traveling down the road, the sled on the right side slid off the roadway and struck a three foot section of log that was lying next to a stump. After impact, the sled and rider (victim) went airborne and the rider fell off. When he observed the collision, Messick stopped the pickup. The victim then walked up to the pickup and asked to be taken home. While en route to the victim's home, the victim started having difficulty breathing, so Messick transported him to Milford Memorial Hospital instead. The victim, Chase Rothermel, 15, of Lincoln, would later succumb to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 8:33 p.m. Two other teenagers were present during the crash. A 17-year-old male from Milford was a passenger in the pickup and a 16-year-old male from Ellendale was the other sled rider. The crash remains under investigation.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office investigated a house fire that occurred on Friday, March 9, at 3:02 p.m. on the 11000 block of Hickory Street in Bridgeville. The Seaford and Blades Fire Departments responded to the scene. Upon arrival they encountered light smoke. A Delaware State Trooper responded to the 9-1-1 call and was able to control the fire with a fire extinguisher. The home, owned by Jimmy Tennefoss, was occupied by Stacy Parks and two children at the time of the fire. All were able to escape without injury. The home was not equipped with working smoke detectors. State Fire Marshal Investigators have determined that the fire originated in the interior of the structure and was caused by an electrical malfunction in the area of a ceiling light. Damages have been estimated at approximately $1,000.

Sex offenders fail to re-register Delaware State Police arrested six sex offenders this week for failing to re-register within seven days after an address change. These arrests are a result of the sex offenders failing to return their annual address verification letters that were mailed out in January, and the subsequent investigation into their whereabouts. Kevin J. Brightwell, 42, Carter Lane, Seaford, was arrested on Monday, March 5. Brightwell was released on $5,000 unsecured bond pending a preliminary hearing. Jordan M. Taylor, 23, of Mount Joy Road, Millsboro, was arrested on Tuesday, March 6. Taylor was released on $5,000 unsecured bond pending a preliminary hearing. Jeffrey R. Yeakel, 29, of Carpenter Bridge Road, Felton, was arrested on Tuesday, March 6. Yeakel was released on $1,000 unsecured bond pending a preliminary hearing. Maurk A. Scarborough, 25, of Bonwood Road, Wilmington, was arrested on Wednesday, March 7. Scarborough was released on $1,000 unsecured bond pending a preliminary hearing. William N. Bennett, 27, of Truitt Lane, Milford, was arrested on Wednesday, March 7. Bennett was released on $1,000 unsecured bond pending a preliminary hearing. James H. Gibbs Jr., 31, of Clogg Drive, Millsboro, was arrested on Friday, March 9. Gibbs was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $2,500 secured bond pending a preliminary hearing.

Vehicle crashes into building The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a vehicle crash that occurred March 12, after a 1991 Pontiac 4-door drove through a show room window at C.P. Diver's located in Lewes. Police learned Joseph Eckrich, 77, of Rehoboth, was parked legally in the parking lot at the business on Coastal Hwy when he attempted to back out of a parking space. However, instead of putting the vehicle in reverse he put it in drive and drove through a show room window. Mr. Eckrich who was wearing his seatbelt was not injured. During the crash, there were people in the business; however, no one was in the immediate vicinity of the point of entry by the Pontiac. No one was injured in the building. The crash remains under investigation. The Pontiac sustained minimal damage and C.P. Diver reported no other damage to police other than the broken window.

the officers, the suspect drove in excess of 80 mph, passed cars in a no passing zone, drove on the wrong side of the road, and drove in an aggressive manner. When the suspect reached the intersection of State Rt. 30 and US Rt. 9, the pursuit ended when one of the officers was able to pull in front of her. The suspect was then taken into custody and officers searched her car. During the search, officers located approximately 1.2 grams of cocaine (0.1 gram of this cocaine was found on the driver's seat and was apparently left over from what the suspect had thrown out the window), 0.6 grams of marijuana, numerous plastic baggies, and $1,026. Officers also located the plastic baggie that was thrown from the vehicle. This baggie had been ripped, but it still contained cocaine residue. Letitia L. Allen (aka Letitia Bessicks), 30, of Sam Lucas Road, was charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, disregarding a police officers signal, unreasonable speed, aggressive driving and eight other traffic offenses. Allen was committed to the Women's Correctional Institution in lieu of $49,400 cash bond pending a preliminary hearing.

Home invasion robbery The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a Home Invasion Robbery

that occurred March 11 just before midnight. State Troopers were called to a residence located in the 27000 block of Devon Drive in Oak Orchard West at 11:58 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2007 for a report of three black males forcing entry into a residence. Investigators learned a 64-year-old female and a three-year-old female were inside the residence when they were awoken by someone kicking in the front door. These subjects resided at the residence, which is a singlewide mobile home, along with a 39-year-old male who was not home at the time of the incident. The three black males kicked open the front door and entered the residence. One subject was in possession of a handgun and ordered the elder women to retrieve some property from within the residence. The suspects were able to get the property they were looking for and fled the residence in an unknown vehicle. None of the occupants inside the residence was injured. The suspects were described as: Suspect #1 - black male, 6' to 6'01" wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a bandana over his face. Suspect #2 and #3 - 5'5" to 5' 8" wearing the same clothing description as suspect #1. Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 302.856.5850 ext 216 or crime stoppers at 1.800.847.3333

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CHURCH BULLETINS Woodland UMC dinner The women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumplin' dinner on Saturday, March 17, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $8; children 6-12 are $4; 5 years and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry House. No carry-outs. For additional information, call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

Liberating Power dinner March 17 Liberating Power AME Zion Church will be holding a dinner on Saturday, March 17, from noon to 4 p.m. The dinner will include oyster platters for $12, fried chicken for $8 and chicken and dumplings for $8. Each platter will include potato salad, candied yams, macaroni and cheese, string beans and cornbread. For more information, call Sister Irene Horsey 875-4968.

Latin Mass March 18 A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on March 18. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.

First Baptist Spring Revival Meeting The First Baptist Church of Seaford will be having a Spring Revival Meeting, March 18-21, 7 p.m. nightly with Evangelist Phil Prettyman. Evangelist Prettyman is a graduate of Pensacola Christian College, and has been in the ministry of evangelism for 10 years.

His love and fervency for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has been a blessing to all of those who have attended the revival meetings he has held throughout the United States. His assistant, Chris Chavez will be leading the music program and will be ministering to the Proteens Youth Group at First Baptist each night of the revival. The evangelists' wives will also be conducting a ministry for the children each night. In addition, Evangelists Prettyman and Chavez will be holding a special youth rally at the church on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this special week of services that is sure to enrich your family's walk with the Lord. First Baptist Church is located at 543 N. Bradford St. In Seaford. Call 629-7161, ext. 116, for more information.

Acorn Club Prayer Breakfast The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will have a "Prayer Breakfast" on March 22 at the Woodland United Methodist Church at 9 a.m. The hostesses will be Marilee Bradley and Louise Ellis and their committee.

Teens fast for World Vision's famine Christ United Methodist teens will participate in World Vision's 30-Hour Famine - getting a real taste of hunger to help feed and care for children living in extreme poverty around the world. They join approximately half a million teens nationwide aiming to raise $12 million this year to fight world hunger. Now in its 16th year, World Vision's 30 Hour Famine raises awareness and money to fight hunger overseas and in the Untied

States. During the 30 hours, participating teens go without food (consuming only liquids), learn about world hunger and poverty, and perform community service projects. The fast will take place on Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24. Donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church with 30-hour famine on the memo line. Christ United Methodist Church, 510 South Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956.

Praise Choir Anniversary "It's All About the Praise," Atmosphere of Praise Choir Anniversary, Saturday, March 24, at 6 p.m., featuring: "Bethel Senior Choir", "Cannon Family Choir," "Faithful Ones" and "Mt. Calvary Ensemble." The anniversary continues on Sunday, March 25, at 3:30 p.m., featuring: Booker Street Church of God Mass Choir, Faith Gospel Choir, and Sussex County Community Singers. Join us as God's glorious name is lifted up in praise through song and dance! Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, DE 19933. Free will offering. For more info, contact (302) 337-8198. Bro. Ralph "Butch" Lee, choir president, the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins, Sr., Pastor.

Reunion at St. Paul's UMC March 25 One of the most popular singing groups in the area "Reunion" will be at the St. Paul's United Methodist Church on March 25. Reunion has the gift of making the evening enjoyable and inspirational for all ages. They have been to St. Paul's many times in the past and each time a great evening was experienced by all. The program will begin at 7 p.m.

The church is located on Old Stage Road just east of US 13 in Laurel, Delaware. For more information or directions please call Pastor Don at 302-856-6107 or 875-7900 and press #3. Don Murray and friends will begin singing at 6:30 p.m..

Good Friday Services April 6 The Greater Seaford Ministerium announces a Community Good Friday service will be held on April 6, at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Presbyterian Church located in Seaford on Rt. 13A between the Army Reserve building and Woodland Mills Apartments. Pastors from area churches will be bringing a combined message based on the last Seven Sayings of Christ from the cross. Call the Rev. Drew Christian for more information, 629-2862.

Laurel Wesleyan Church Easter story Watch the Easter Story unfold before your eyes as Laurel Wesleyan Church presents "More Than Just A Man." Experience the sounds and sights of Easter in this unique dramatic musical performance on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m.; Good Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m.; and Easter Sunday, April 8, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Messiah’s Vineyard Church Dr. Carl G. Vincent would like to announce services leading up to Easter: Easter Cantata - Saturday, March 31, 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 1, 7 p.m. Men’s Meeting - Saturday, March 17, 7:30 a.m. Healing and Miracle Services with Pastor Billy Burke - Sunday, April 29, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Continued on page 23

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

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

St. John’s United Methodist Church Pine & Poplar Sts., Seaford 302-629-9466 Web site: http://home.dmv.com/-stjohns/ E-mail: stjohns@dmv.com NURSERY & HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

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

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

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

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

DIAL DAILY DEVOTIONS: 875-4309

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

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

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

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

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

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

For info, call 875.7995 or visit www.centralworshipcenter.org

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

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

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


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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

Better Than It Seems By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

I had one of "those weeks" Were you able to wake last week. Both cars ended up in the up in the middle of the shop, two family members endnight to the cry of your ed up on antibiotics, and my cell phone ended up fried, losbaby? Maybe that's ing 350 phone numbers I had more good than it is stored. By the time I went to bad. bed Friday night I was convinced I had been through a truly bad week. is bad. All that changed when the phone If you had to get the tractor rerang very, very early Saturday mornpaired, but got to stop at McDonald ing. It was another pastor calling to with your son, was that time lost or tell me that a good friend of ours had gained? Don't have all the stuff your passed away in the night. After a long neighbor has, but had enough to buy battle with cancer, Larry had gone groceries this week? I think that deshome peacefully to be with his Lord. ignates someone as pretty rich! As soon as I hung up, it was a Your job might be lousy at times, quick shower, out the door, and over but it sure beats unemployment. Your to their home near Cambridge. I marriage may not be storybook, but if walked in the door and wrapped my your mate loves and respects you, then arms around Larry's widow. We cried you have more than so many. together over her loss of her husband I could go on, but you would be of 40 years. much better at filling in the blanks Sometimes perspective lands like a from your personal experience sandbag, and that was the moment. There are only so many days to live Once again, I remembered that car on this earth and we can spend them trouble, coughs, and cell catastrophes grumbling or grateful. This weekend are insignificant in the larger scheme reminded me I've got an awful lot of things. What's hard is to keep this more reasons to be thankful than I'll in perspective day to day. Perhaps the ever have to complain. How about best way to do that is to remember to you? be thankful for small things. Were you able to wake up in the The Rev. Crofford is Senior Pastor at middle of the night to the cry of your Laurel Wesleyan Church. baby? Maybe that's more good than it

Public Nurse serves in the Philippines Diolia Diesto-Galorport came to Christ at the College of Nursing in the Philippines. She fondly recalls completing college with a "a missionary heart." Although finding hospital work fulfilling, Diolia felt called to serve the people groups of the Philippines. I sensed God saying to me, "Others could do your hospital work. But where I am sending you, no one will go." In 1981, Diolia married Ryan Galorport, a member of the Translators Association of the Philippines (TAP), a ministry closely linked with Wycliffe Bible Translators. They were assigned to the Central Subanens in Zamboanga, the Philippines. It took over an hour to fly by helicopter into the first village. From there, they hiked five hours - crossing rivers and mountains. Diolia recalls having to plead to the Lord to give her the grace and strength to go on. The Galorports lived with the central Subanens for 3-1/2 years, teaching literacy, community health, and development. Forced to leave the area by local revolutionaries, Diolia recalls, "After so much work, this decision brought countless tears. But, years lat-

er, God sent another team to serve the Subanen people and to plant a church." In 1989, Ryan and Diolia answered the challenge to serve the Northern Subanens. This people group is animistic, one of five Subanen ethnic groups, with an estimated population of 20,000. They are river dwellers and peace-loving people. The Galorports are translating the New Testament for the Northern Subanens and plan to complete it by 2010. In 2002, Diolia was elected Deputy Executive director of Ministries and Public Relations for TAP. Her responsibilities include the promotion of Bible translation, recruitment, and partner development. "I am driven to serve God, including things that I don't have much confidence about," she confesses. "But, my daily surrender to God's power allows Him to have a free hand on me." Diolia Diesto-Galorport will share stories of her experience, as a Bible translator and public nurse to the people of the Philippines, at a Wycliffe Associates' banquet at Salisbury, Md. Ramada Inn on Friday, April 13, 7 p.m. For complimentary tickets to this special event, call 1-800-475-1062.

543 N. BRADFORD ST., SEAFORD, DEL. • 629-7161

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

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OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH

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

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

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. 4:30-5 p.m.; Sun. 8-8:25 a.m.

SEAFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

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

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

www.livingwaterworship.com Pastor: Rev. Timothy P. Jones

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

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

VICTORY TABERNACLE CHURCH OF GOD

“A Growing Church For All Ages”

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

302-877-0443 410-957-4696

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

ome! Revelatio e To C n 22 Tim : 17 The Ark s ' t I Seaford Wesleyan Church

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

King’s St. George’s Mt. Pleasant

Worship Sun. Sch.

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

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

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

Proclaiming Faith 4 pm Sunday on WKDI 840 AM Radio

Food Outreach Emergency Food

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Sailor’s Bethel United Methodist Church Bethel, DE Pastor Arthur Smith III Sunday School - 10 am Worship - 11:15 am Nursery Provided office 875-3628 parsonage 875-2996

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

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

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

Holy Eucharist: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Forum: 10:30 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. Front & King St., Seaford, DE 629-7979

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

Laurel Wesleyan Church

The Gift of His Love

315 High St. • Seaford, DE

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

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

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OBITUARIES Theresa E. Glanville, 92 Theresa Elizabeth (Skau) Glanville of Seaford, formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at Genesis Healthcare in Seaford. Mrs. Glanville was born Feb. 20, 1915 in Baltimore, a daughter of Lawrence Skau and Marie (Vechio) Pierce. In 2004, Mrs. Glanville moved from Violetville, Md. to Seaford. While living in the Baltimore area she was a member of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Eagles Club, an avid Orioles fan and she bowled on several leagues. Mrs. Glanville enjoyed sewing, reading and her pet cats, but most of all she loved her family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George "Tom" Glanville; daughter, Marie Bauer; grandson, George "Tom" Glanville III; and a brother Norman Skau. She is survived by her son; George "Tommy" Glanville, Jr. of Springfield, Ore.; grandchildren: Lisa & Darin Cabalona, Linda & Tom Peters and Lou & Kathy Bauer; great-grandchildren, Adrienne & Brent Bauer, Jeremy, Nathaniel and Noah Cabalona. A memorial service was on March 12, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium Hardesty Chapel, Bridgeville, with the Rev. Dale Brown officiating. Interment was private at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Baltimore, Md. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, 2200 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21218; or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of the Greater Delaware Valley, One Reed Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19147.

Mike L. Gordy, 54 Mike L. Gordy of Laurel died on March 4, 2007 at his home, after a very short but remarkably courageous battle with lung cancer, with his best friend and companion, Vicky, at his side. Mike is predeceased by his father, William J. Gordy, and grandparents Reese and Mary Gordy and Thomas and Elah Hearne. He leaves behind his mother, Marian Lee Gordy, his best friend and companion, Vicky Higgins, his son and daughter-inlaw, Reese and Amy Gordy; grandchildren Brayden and Ellie; sisters and brothers-inlaw, Mary Ellen and Chuck Kraus, Peggy and Ron Williams, Cindy and Jerry Mullins, Judy and Steve Goff; a brother

Thank You! I would like to thank the EMT’s from the Laurel Fire Department, the emergency room staff at PRMC, and the John Hopkins Bayview Hospital Neuroscience Unit in Baltimore for their prompt response and accurate diagnosis of my emergency on February 6, 2007. I also want to thank my family and friends for their cards, gifts, food, prayers and other acts of kindness during my illness.

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Phil Gordy: nephews, Erik Williams, John Gordy and Corey Goff; nieces Tricia Dorofee, Charity Swain, Samantha Gordy and Tracie Makin. Vicky's children Jesse and April Higgins, as well as his beloved aunts and uncles and cousins. Mike worked at Del-Mar Concrete and leaves behind many friends gained from his employment there. His greatest pleasures included raising goats on his farm and spending time with his family. For those of us who had the pleasure of being a part of Mike's life, it is our hope that his legacy will be that of the kind and caring brother and friend who drew no line or boundaries when it came to helping any person in need. We can only hope that each of us will experience the peace Mike found in his journey that he has taken. We will forever remember his sweet blue eyes and his sense of humor. He was ornery in a kind way, and we will smile often as we remember the funny times we had, even in the darkest hours of his last day here with us. If there is anything to be learned from Mike's life here on earth, it is that the choices we make will come back to us 10-fold. He has so much to be proud of, and those of us who had the pleasure of knowing Mike are so proud to be part of his life. A Funeral Service was held on Friday March 9, at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, where friends and family called Thursday evening. Interment followed at Smith Mills Cemetery in Delmar. The family requests that donations be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947; or the Horsey Family Youth Foundation, 28107 Beaver Dam Road, Laurel, DE 19956.

was also a licensed electrical contractor. He was a former owner of Snack Shop Pool Room, Music City. He was a member of Federalsburg Lions Club for 37 years, was a member of the men's auxiliary of Federalsburg VFW Post 5246 for 37 years, the Ford Foundation for 7 years, the V8 Ford Motor Club National Capitol Region for 9 years, The Bay Area Region of AACA for 13 years, the Antique Auto Club of America, a member of Seaford Moose Lodge and a former member of American Legion Post 243 in Hurlock. He truly enjoyed antique cars and working in his yard. In 2004 he completed a restoration of the Holt house in the Walkertown section of Federalsburg and received an award from the town for his efforts. He was predeceased by his parents, and a sister, Gail Jerpe. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Helen Schmitt Plutschak, whom he married on April 30, 1988; three children, Alan L. (Vickie) Plutschak, Sr. of Preston, Trudy L. (David) Lane of Easton and Valerie P. (Danny) Nickerson of Federalsburg; three step-children, Nalinda L. (Gar) Callaway and Wanda (Jeff) Hallowell of Federalsburg and Donna Rebstock of Ridgely, Md.; 6 grandchildren, Alan Plutschak, Jr., Stacey Plutschak, Daniel and Melissa Nickerson and Kari and Kristen Lane; a great-granddaughter, Alexis "Ishkabiddle" Head. He is also survived by five step-grandchildren, Heather Williamson, Jason and Karen Callaway and Edward and Ashley Myers; a stepgreat-granddaughter, Megan Williamson; a sister, Diane Adkins of Severna Park, Md.;

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Rudolph J. Plutschak, Jr., 69 Rudolph "Rudy" J. Plutschak, Jr. died at his home in Federalsburg on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 25, 1937 in Federalsburg the son of Rudolph J. Plutschak, Sr. and Eileen Hallowell Plutschak. He was a graduate of Federalsburg High School Class of 1955. He worked for many years for the former Jones Brothers Hardware in Federalsburg. He was a contractor in the area for many years building many houses, additions and remodeling projects, as the owner of Plutschak Construction. It brought him great pleasure and pride to have his son Alan working with him in the business for 19 years. He

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Miles Conaway, 81 Miles A. Conaway, Sr. of Laurel passed away on March 6, 2007 at his home. He was a son of Harold and Lida Conaway, who preceded him in death. He is also preceded by a sister, Helen Hall, and a son-in-law, Greg Hammonds. Mr. Conaway retired from E.I. DuPont Co. in 1984 after 36 years of service as a machine operator. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and Broadcreek Grange #59. Member of Charity Lodge #27 Laurel, receiving a certificate of dedication for outstanding service and dedication to his brothers in the lodge and beyond the duties of his post as Warden of the Lodge. In his early days he enjoyed hunting and fishing and recently TV, "uker," going to the slots, and watching the Baltimore Orioles and Miami Dolphins. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jean Conaway; a son, Miles Conaway, Jr. of Felton; daughters, Sandy Shipe and

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MORNING STAR ✳ MARCH 15 - 21, 2007 husband Bob of Lewes, and JoAnn Hammonds of Laurel. Also surviving are a brother, Earl Conaway of Laurel; and brothersin-law, Jim Neal and his wife Barbara of North Carolina and Howard Neal of Laurel. Grandchildren, Regina Johnson and her husband Thomas of North Carolina, Roxanne Carey of Dover, Michael and Susie Shipe of Lewes, and Kristen Brooks and her husband Dave of Middletown, and Jennifer Carey of Laurel. Great-grandchildren, Haylee Cain and Danielle Cain of Laurel, Joseph Shipe of Lewes and Delaney Brooks of Middletown. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. A funeral service was held at the Hannigan, Short , Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, on March 10, where family and friends called. The Rev. Randall Booth officiated. Contributions may be made in his name to Charity Odd Fellows Lodge # 27, P.O. Box 146, Laurel, DE 19956; or the S.P.C.A Sussex Chapter, 326 South DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947; or Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, P O Box 187 Bethel, DE 19131.

Olen Neal, Jr., 59 Olen Neal, Jr. of Laurel died March 5, 2007 at his home. He was the son of Olen Neal, Sr. and Anna Mae Truitt of Georgetown. He had worked at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital as a Maintenance Specialist, Methodist Manor House and Brandywine Assisted Living. Olen was a Vietnam War Veteran receiving the Purple Heart and a member of Georgetown VFW Post # 2931. Besides his parents, a daughter, Patricia Neal preceded him in death in 1977. He is survived by his wife Melva Neal of Laurel; three sons, Christopher Metzner of Jacksonville, Fla., Dr. Craig Lyn Metzner of Seaford and Timothy Melvin Metzner of Milford; two daughters, Kristina Lynn Neal of Delmar, Del. and Terah Neal Chipman of Georgetown; two brothers, David Wayne Neal of Millsboro and James David Neal of Connecticut; two sisters, Norma Jean Brewer of Georgetown and Carol Lynn Heck of Crisfield. Also surviving are six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service was held March 11, at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. Pastor John Marvil officiated. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery Seaford.

Elizabeth McSpadden, 85 Elizabeth Newton McSpadden of Slaughter Beach passed away Friday, March 9, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. Mrs. McSpadden was born Dec. 2, 1921 in Bridgeville, a daughter of Warren C. and Elizabeth (Eggert) Newton. Mrs. McSpadden was a graduate of the University of Delaware in the early 1940s. She was an elemen-

tary school teacher. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband R. Doyle McSpadden in 1997 and by a son, J. Gregory McSpadden in 1978. She is survived by two sons, William H. McSpadden and his wife Shawna of Slaughter Beach and Warren D. McSpadden and his wife Bonnie of Warners, N.Y.; her daughter, Margaret M. Lewis and her husband Lee of Rocky Mt., N.C.; two grandchildren, Kristie Lewis and Ryan Lewis; and a sister, Joanna N. Conaway and her husband William of Ocean View. A graveside service was held March 12, at Bridgeville Cemetery, Bridgeville, with the Rev. Dale Brown officiating. Arrangements were being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, Bridgeville. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803-0163.

Alma Lamberton, 86 Alma Lamberton of Seaford died Thursday, March 8, 2007, at LifeCare at Lofland Park. She was born in 1920 to Roy and Mary Farr. Mrs. Lamberton was a very active volunteer, giving her time to many organizations, such as The Lutheran Braille Workers, The American Hospital Reserve Corps during World War II, and various Nursing Homes. She was named Volunteer of the Year for Morris Co., N.J., in 1983. She also supported many missions. In addition to her parents, a sister, a brother, and a son, Thomas J. Lamberton predeceased her. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, James Lamberton; a son, Roy Lamberton and his wife Kathryn; a daughter-inlaw Vickie, and four grandsons, Edward, David, Andrew, and Alex. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 16, at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 315 High St., Seaford.

grandchildren and their spouses, Sean Murphy and fiancé Lisa Hill; June Murphy and David Moyer, Tasha Hammond, April Hammond and Steve Tomlinson, Jonathan Johnson, Christopher Dye and Jeffrey Dye; four greatgrandchildren Jared Tomlinson, Alexia Tomlinson, Aslinn Murphy and Emily Moyer; and his favorite cousin, "Cuz" Rosemary Dean; several nieces and nephews; and his best friend, his dog, Pepper Allie. Funeral services were on Tuesday, March 13 at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Blades Cemetery.

Michael Paul Hawkins, Jr., Baby Michael Paul Hawkins, Jr. of Millsboro died March 11, 2007 at Beebe Hospital in Lewes. Michael is survived by his parents, Michael Paul, Sr. and Alexis Farrah Fasold Hawkins; grandparents, Jayne and George Robinson of Newark, Peg and Lewis Hawkins of Georgetown, April and Thomas Fasold of Millsboro; great-grandparents, Nanny Butler of Georgetown, Mary Shaw of Millsboro, and Leroy and Mary Ann Fasold of Laurel; great-great-grandmother, Evelyn Dunbar of Millsboro; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Services will be held

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Saturday, March 17 at 1 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro. The Rev. Denny Crumd will officiate. Interment will follow in Carey's Cemetery, Millsboro. Contributions may be made to Watson Funeral Home, PO Box 125, Millsboro, DE to help defray funeral expenses.

Sun Keung Liu, 86 Sun Keung Liu of Seaford died Thursday, March 8, 2007 at Delmar Nursing & Rehabilation Center, Delmar. Born in Xues Han China, he was a cook for the Canton Inn in Seaford. He is survived by his wife Bao He Zhu of Brooklyn, N.Y., eight children and many grandchildren. He is also survived by a beloved friend, Margie Clayton of Seaford and her children, Dennis, Debbie, Tracie and Brian Clayton. Services and burial will be private. Arrangements by WatsonYates Funeral Home, Seaford.

James Edwin Parker, Sr., 72 James Edwin Parker, Sr. of Seaford died Friday March 9, 2007 at Genesis Elder Care in Seaford. Born in Onley, Va., the son of Ruby Parks and Edwin James Parker, he was a driver for UPS

retiring after 32 years service. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Hiram Lodge 21, AF&AM, Past Worthy Grand Patron of Delaware, a member of Sussex Chapter 7, OES, a charter member of the Seaford Elks Lodge 2458, a member of Delmarva Walk to Emmaus, and a past member of the Salisbury Lions Club. He attended Goldy Beacom College in Wilmington for 2 years. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife Agnes Bundick Parker in February 2006. He is survived by three sons, Rick Williams and Mike Parker of Seaford, and James E. Parker, Jr. of Salisbury, Md.; two daughters, Jo Ann Hastings of Seaford and Angela Rankin of Berlin, Md.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services were Wednesday, March 14 in St. John's United Methodist Church, Seaford. The Reverend Boyd B. Etter officiated. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. Contributiuons may be made to National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., 1501 NW 9th Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494. More Obituaries on page 43

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Russell Hammond, 69 Russell Hammond of Seaford died Friday, March 9, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. Mr. Hammond was a son of Clifford R. and Beulah Hammond, who predeceased him. He owned Hammond's Janitorial Service, Seaford, and was a bicklayer and a well-driller in his earlier years. Mr. Hammond loved animals, woodworking, southern gospel music, John Wayne movies, the "Gunsmoke" television show and Redskins football. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joyce Wilkerson Hammond; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Phillip Murphy of Laurel; two sons and a daughterin-law, Timothy and Jacki Hammond of Laurel, and Thomas Hammon of Seaford; seven

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New CHEER building coming to Greenwood 5400-square-foot facility is planned By Donna Dukes-Huston Greenwood CHEER held an open house March 8 to announce plans for their new facility. This 5400-square foot Beracah Homes building will be located behind the current facility on Route 13 in Greenwood. CHEER will continue to offer their current services as well as new services and features. One such feature will be a fitness center, which has proven to be quite popular in other CHEER centers in Sussex County. “We plan to have 8-10 pieces of equipment as well as weights,” said Florence Mason, Greenwood CHEER Nutrition Program Director. Due to the increased space, they will be able to hold three or more activities in the building simultaneously and offer a more extensive catering service, according to Mason. The center is open for senior citizens from 8:30-4:00 but is available for rent afterwards. The new facility will have a seating capacity of 100-125 people. Along with larger kitchen facilities, this will make the center an ideal location for wedding receptions, banquets, and compa-

ny parties. CHEER directors want to create a community of services in addition to the center. Their long-term goals for the Greenwood site include possible housing/condominium units as well. The directors recognize that the senior citizen population is the fastest growing segment in Sussex County. “The age wave is a tsunami,” said Ken Bock, CHEER Deputy Director. “Sussex County is rivaling, if not exceeding, many of the popular retirement spots throughout the country.” The new facility will sit on part of a 13.6 acre parcel of land owned by CHEER, all of which is commercially zoned. Bock says they hope to sell the current building as well as the adjacent land to developers who are interested in offering services which will meet the needs of this CHEER community. This would also help supplement funding for the non-profit organization. Other funding comes from the state, grants, and donations from foundations and private citizens. Site work is scheduled to begin in June, and CHEER officials hope to be operational by October.

Traffic stop yields drug arrests Bridgeville director of public safety Aaron Chaffinch said that Bridgeville Patrolman First Class Chad Spicer pulled over a 93 Ford Explorer driven by James Edward Upshure, 56, of 11222 Lankford Highway, Franktown, VA, for speeding early Wednesday morning. Gwendolyn Patricia Beach, 46 of PO Box 32, Painter, VA, was also in the vehicle.

Spicer noticed some bags in the backseat and asked for permission to search the car. After being granted permission, the patrolman proceeded to search the vehicle and found 5.2 pounds of marijuana and 208 grams of cocaine. Upshure and Beach each face 19 drug related charges and the driver faces four traffic charges.

MISS SEAFORD PAGEANT - From left are the contestants for the Miss Seaford pageant to be held March 23: Whitley Maddox, sophmore at Seaford High; Lindsay James, junior at Seaford High; Ashley Bice, sophmore at Sussex Tech; Erin Taylor, junior at Seaford High; Bethany Redman, freshman at Sussex Tech. The pageant will be held at Seaford High School. See Bulletin Board for details. Photo by Cassie Richardson

Florence Mason (left), Greenwood CHEER Nutrition Program Director and Susan Welch, Greenwood CHEER Director. Photo by Donna Dukes-Huston

Seaford City Council approves seven bid proposals on Tuesday By Lynn R. Parks Seaford City Council Tuesday night approved seven bid proposals to provide services to the city. All votes by the council were unanimous. The seven approved bids are: Unifirst Corporation, to provide uniforms to the city’s public works, electric, parks and recreation and wastewater treatment departments. Unifirst will provide the uniforms at a monthly cost of $933.27. Only one other bid was received, by Aramark Uniform Services, which would have provided uniforms for $1,356.40 per month. Fords Chalets, to provide portable toilets at Soroptimist Park, Nutter Park, the city boat ramp, the softball complex, Field of Dreams and Jay’s Nest Playground for $360 per month. Fords Chalets’ bid also included providing portable toilets for city events such as Riverfest and AFRAM for $2.50 per unit per day. Five other proposals were received; the closest bid was from Peninsula Oil and Propane, with a monthly cost of $360 and a special events cost of $29 per unit per day. A&M Cleaning Services, for cleaning five city buildings. A&M will charge $743.90 per week for the cleaning service. Four other bids were received. Shorty’s Lawn Service, for lawn and garden care. Shorty’s bid was $15,500 and an additional $3,945 to take care of plantings along High Street. Only one other bid was received, from Manlove Lawn and Landscape, for $23,060 and $4,000. Henderson Mechanical, to put a new heating and air conditioning unit in the city’s utility building. Henderson, with a bid of $52,421, did not have the low bid. But the only other bidder, Trap’s Plumbing and Heating, with a bid of $47,027, did not submit all the necessary paperwork. The city budgeted $24,250 for the project. The city council approved city manager Dolores Slatcher’s recommendation that it go ahead with the project and if at the end of the year there is a cash short-

fall, borrow whatever is needed. Slatcher said that a few line items included in this year’s budget are not as much as anticipated, so there may be money left over to apply to this project. National HVAC, to put in new heating and air conditioning in the police department. National’s bid was $74,670; the only other bid, from Henderson Mechanical, was for $83,036. Again, the bid amount is over what was budgeted, by a little more than $23,000. Slatcher recommended that the city go ahead with the work, as the police department’s heating system is “on its last leg.” Jerry’s Paving, for paving and patching streets throughout the city and for paving at the city’s composting facility. The company’s total bid was $188,342. Two other bids were received, from Mike Davidson Excavating, for $346,652, and from Delmarva Paving, for $238,260.

Shannon is elected as vice mayor Seaford City Council Tuesday night elected Councilman Rhea Shannon vice mayor. The vote for Shannon was unanimous. Also Tuesday night, Mayor Ed Butler announced council and city operations liaisons. Councilwoman Grace Peterson is liaison with the city’s public works and code departments as well as its wastewater treatment facility. Councilwoman Pat Jones is parks and recreation liaison and Councilwoman Leanne Phillips-Lowe will work with the city’s administration. Shannon is the police commissioner and Councilman Mike Vincent is electric department liaison and fire commissioner.

Gov. Ruth Ann Minner Dinner The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club is honoring Governor Ruth Ann Minner on Saturday, April 21. A chicken and dumpling dinner will be held at the Bridgeville Fire Hall at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. There will be door prizes and an auction. Call Janet at 854-6546 for tickets now, because seating capacity is limited to 250.


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PUTTIN' on the GLITZ - The Auxiliary of Nanticoke Health Services held their annual winter gala Saturday night at Seaford Golf and Country Club. Linda Robertson, left, along with Nanticoke Memorial Hospital CEO Doug Connell, center, present Bruce Holmquist with a gift of thanks for sponsorship of the event. Holmquist is vice president of Mellon Financial Corp. The auxiliary's fund-raising efforts netted the hospital $110,000. Photos by Rick Cullen

Dr. Brad Lemon and wife, Valerie join the festivities.

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From left are Dr. Jack Rawlins and wife June team up with Bill and Linda Robertson and Bill and Janet Hubbard at Saturday night's Nanticoke Health Services annual winter gala.

Mike Dashiell of Nason Construction along with wife, Tina enjoy the Nanticoke Health Services winter gala 2007.

Non-profit spokespersons oppose rental proposal By Lynn R. Parks Representatives with the non-profit organization that owns several low-income housing complexes in Seaford spoke out at Tuesday’s city council meeting against a proposed rental inspection program. Norman Poole, spokesman for Better Homes of Seaford, told the council that the money that would go for the annual rental fees that are proposed under the program could be better spent by the organization. Better Homes has 200 apartments; the proposed rental inspection fee is $50 per apartment. Pat Batchelor, representing East Coast Property Management, which manages the apartment complexes for Better Homes, said that adding another inspection to the

up to six annual inspections the apartments already get would be intrusive. “Our residents are already inspected by so many entities, I feel like adding another would be a burden to the feeling of sanctity of home,” she said. The program would also add a financial burden to the apartment dwellers, most of whom are elderly, Batchelor added. “Whatever the fee is, it will impact the residents,” she said. Batchelor, who called the rental licensing fee an “easy tax,” said that she understands the need for some kind of city rental inspection system. “There are houses in the city that need a code enforcer,” she said, “You can drive around and see the places that need a code enforcer. I really beg you to look at who

you need to be inspecting.” But city manager Dolores Slatcher cautioned that the city has to be careful about exempting any group of people from the business and rental licensing ordinance. “We can’t be discriminatory with the ordinance,” she said. “We can’t pick and choose who we will be inspecting and who will be exempt.” The city council voted in December to pursue implementation of a business and rental licensing program. Slatcher said Tuesday night that details of the program have yet to be worked out. Final approval of the program will require another vote by the city council. As proposed, the program would require that all business owners and owners of rental property be licensed.

The city would be able to make regular inspections of rental properties, to ensure that they are up to code. City director of operations Charles Anderson, who pitched the plan to the city council on Oct. 24, included a suggested fee structure in his proposal. Under that structure, general business licenses would cost $75. A hotel or motel would pay an additional $10 per room. Warehouses and retailers whose facilities are larger than 10,000 square feet would pay $300. Landlords would pay $50 for each apartment they own, $10 per room if they just rent out rooms. Owners of rented storage units would pay $2 per unit. Non-profit organizations would not be exempt. Fees would be paid every year.


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Bridgeville Commission awards spray irrigation bid By Mike McClure The Bridgeville Commission awarded the bid for the Tatman Farm spray irrigation project during last Monday’s meeting even though the amount of the low bid exceeded the project’s funding. The Commission also recognized a resident who is a recipient of a Jefferson Award for public service and three newly re-elected commissioners took the oath of office. Jason Loar of Davis, Bowen, and Friedel reported that Daisey Construction was the low bidder for the spray irrigation project with a bid of over $5.6 million. This exceeds the funding available for the project, however, Loar suggested downsizing the project and doing nonessential items at a later time. This still leaves the town with a $350,000 shortfall, but Town Manager Bonnie Walls has contacted the USDA about getting additional funding. The town also

has rainy day funds available to help make up the difference. The Commission voted, 4-0, in favor of awarding the bid to Daisey Construction. Earlier in meeting, commissioners Joe Conaway, Pat Correll, and Bill Jefferson took the oath of office following the certification of the municipal election in which the three incumbents were reelected. The Commission also recognized 10 year-old resident Taylor Richey who is a recipient of a Jefferson Award for Public Service and has been named one of the state’s top two youth volunteers for 2007 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Richey raised over $5,000 to purchase toys, games, and other items for children undergoing treatment for cancer at A.I. DuPont Hospital in Wilmington after spending an entire summer there as a patient. She is the daughter of Theresa and Rob Richey.

The town is scheduled to have another annexation vote on March 24, this time for property located west of town on Federalsburg Road. Originally scheduled to be a 1,700 unit subdivision, the property proposed for annexation into town is now slated to be a 1,613 unit subdivision with some restricted development. The Commission voted authorize the continuation of the planned annexation vote if the town and developers can come to an agreement on terms. The Commission has scheduled an Olde Fashioned Town Meeting for March 22 at the Bridgeville Fire following a public hearing regarding the annexation request. The hearing will start at 7 p.m. with the town meeting scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to bring residents up to date on happenings in the town. Information will be provided on the im-

provements to the Route 13 and 404 intersection, the Heritage Shores golf course and clubhouse, and other items of interest. Representatives of Nanticoke Hospital, emergency service providers, Bridgeville Library, and Woodbridge School District will be in attendance. The Commission is also inviting all community based organizations to attend and bring information on becoming a member (call Peggy Smith at 337-7135 for more information) The Commission will also have sign up sheets for residents who want to serve on the following committees: Citizens Advisory, Planning and Zoning Commission, Election Board, Economic Development, Parks and Recreation, Town Beautification, Neighborhood Watch, Emergency Planning, and Commemorations and Celebrations. “We hope to leave that meeting with everybody on the same page,” said Conaway.

In other business, it was reported that the cost for three speed bumps in Union Alley (behind the fire company) would cost the town $655.35. Since the town does not have money for that item in its current budget, the Commission voted to table the issue until budget time. Walls also announced that the First Annual Spring into Health Community Walk will take place on Saturday, March 31 at the Woodbridge sports complex (the farm). Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9 a.m. The first 200 people participating will receive a t-shirt. The event , which will also take place in Seaford, Georgetown, and Laurel, is sponsored by Sussex Child Health and Promotion Coalition, Nemours Health and Prevention Services, Delmarva Power, Bridgeville Mercantile Bank, Comcast, and the towns of Bridgeville, Laurel, Seaford, and Georgetown.

Seaford District recognizes nationally board certified teachers Mr. Del Swartzentruber and Dr. Karen Higgins join nine other Seaford teachers in achieving National Board Certification. They were presented with a plaque at the Seaford Board of Education meeting on Feb. 12. Mr. Swartzentruber teaches Foreign Language at Seaford High School and Dr. Karen Higgins teaches Kindergarten at West Seaford Elementary School. "Being National Board Certified is a great achievement within the teaching profession," said Secretary of Education Valerie A. Woodruff. To become a National Board Certified Teacher, a teacher must complete an intensive two-phase process. The first phase requires teachers to submit a portfolio that documents evidence of accomplished teaching that meets advanced teaching standards. Teachers create their portfolio based on the National Board's detailed instructions and must develop videotapes of their teaching that include an analytical commentary about what they did, why they did it, and the success of the instruction. Teachers also are required to provide student work samples from several points in time and write an analysis of how their teaching impacted student achievement. All of the four

portfolio entries place a high emphasis on student learning. The second phase of the process is the assessment center. Teachers respond to six multipart written exercises that assess teachers' knowledge of their academic field, pedagogy, and human growth and development. Also, these assessments require that teachers diagnose students' strengths and weaknesses from samples of their work and then design appropriate strategies to address the needs. Some teachers must discuss how they will integrate two content areas, such as social studies and the arts or mathematics and science, to promote student learning. Again, these assessments place considerable emphasis on increasing student achievement. A certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards recognizes accomplished teaching against rigorous national standards. Although the portfolio is extremely time- intensive, hundreds of hours over ten months, teachers report that the NBPTS assessment process was the most rewarding professional development of their career and that the requirement to reflect upon their practice improved their teaching. Many National Board Certified Teachers move into positions of

teacher leadership. In Delaware, the Professional Development and Educator Accountability Act of 2000 authorizes a 12 percent increase in base pay for a period of ten years for each teacher who receives National Board Certification. Teachers who renew their National Board Certification will continue to receive the 12 percent salary increase. Once teachers attain certifica-

tion through the NBPTS, they can renew their certification before the end of its 10-year validity period. The renewal process requires teachers to demonstrate their professional growth and impact on student achievement during the years of their certification. Teachers must continue to analyze student work and videotape their teaching. Other Seaford teachers that

have also achieved National Board Certification are: Mrs. Patricia Kapolka, 2001, Mrs. Patricia Cleary-Kough, 2002, Mrs. Gayla Sullivan, 2003, Mrs. Penny Austin-Richardson, 2003, Mr. Samuel Ritts, 2004, Mr. Thomas Keeton, 2004, Mrs. Patricia Keeton, 2005, Ms. Alison PerdueTingle, 2005, and Mrs. Amy Pearson, 2005. Mr. Del Swartzentruber was not present at the board meeting.

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Centenary Church Prayer Vigil On Friday, March 16, from 7 – 8 p.m., Centenary U.M. Church, Poplar & Market Sts., Laurel, will hold a prayer vigil in conjunction with the one being held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. We shall pray for peace and our troops, and remember our veterans who have been wounded in the Iraqi war. All are invited to join Rev. John Van Tine in this time of prayer.

Church welcomes guests On Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m., the Rev. Curtis Roberts and congregation from Mills Memorial Baptist Church in Salisbury, Md., will be at the United Church of the Nazarene, 4718 Jackson St., Hurlock, Md. Host pastor is Ebenezer Williamson. Also, on Saturday, March 31, at 7 p.m., Pastor and Sister Truttie Davis and congregation from Ringold A.M.E. Church, Middletown, will be there. For more information contact Sister Paris Twyman, 1-410-754-9135; or the church at 1-410-943-0900.

Seaford Lenten Services Rev. Drew Christian announces Seaford Lenten services have begun. Services will be at noon at rotating designated churches and will be followed by a light lunch. The schedule is as follows: March 21 - St. John’s U.M. Church, the Rev. Andy Kerr; March 28 - Our Lady of Lourdes, the Rev. Carlton Cannon.

Laurel Lenten Services The Laurel Ministerial Association will be holding special mid-week services during the season of Lent. March 15 - Mt. Pleasant UMC, Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Laurel. March 29 - Victory in Grace Tabernacle, 11528 Commercial Lane, Hickman Park, Laurel. All services begin at 7 p.m. In addition, there will be services sponsored by the Laurel Ministerial Association during Holy Week, April 2-8. An ecumenical Good Friday service will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, on Friday, April 6, beginning at 7 p.m. On Easter Sunday, the community is invited to Janosik Park, Laureltowne, for a Son-Rise service at 6:30 a.m. For more information about any of the above Lenten services, call Pastor Fred Duncan, at 875-3398.

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Mystery Dinner Theatre Fundraiser The youth at Laurel Wesleyan Church will be attending an International Youth Convention in Orlando, Fla., in December. They need to raise approximately $50,000. They are having various fundraisers to help supplement the costs. The biggest fund raiser is a Mystery Dinner Theatre on March 15 and 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost includes dinner and a show. Cost is $20

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Seaford Star Sports Teamwork is a key for young Raider soccer team By Mike McClure

Jessica Ruehr (left) and Samantha Savage will battle for the starting goal keeper position this year on the Lady Blue Jays soccer team. Scott Bleile (center) starts his second year as head coach and hopes to see team improvement in a 4-8-1 record from 2006. Photo by Gene Bleile

The Woodbridge varsity girls’ soccer team is young, however head coach Scott Bleile (20th year of coaching, 10th coaching girls) believes his team can improve as it continues to play together. Gone from last year’s team, which went 4-10 in the conference and 4-12 overall, are graduates Jerilyn Idler (Virginia Wesleyan), Rachel Hovermale, Olivia Pristavec, and Katie Carson. The Raiders’ returning players include senior Morgan Willey (defender), juniors Chelsea Collison (defender) and Jenn Tribbett (goalkeeper), and sophomores Patricia Marin (midfield) and Samantha Smith (midfield). “They’ve played now for two and three years. We’re experienced down the middle of the field,” said Bleile. The team’s newcomers include juniors Jill Casey, Cha Teedra Megee, Amber O’Donnell, and Katie Roche; sophomore Shelby Tull; and freshmen Ivana Hall, Laura Hernandez, Brenda Ramirez, Andrea Roche, Liz Walk, and Kelli Warner. Several of the newcomers played with the middle school soccer team, which

does a lot of the same things as the varsity program. This is the second year Bleile has had players come up from the middle school program. Only two of his 18 players haven’t played organized soccer before. “We’re real young,” Bleile said. “I’m happy with what I’ve seen so far. It’s just a matter of getting time playing together.” While Caesar Rodney, Dover, Cape Henlopen, and Indian River enter the season as perennial favorites in the conference, Bleile believes several teams can compete for the conference title. He attributes travel team ball and indoor soccer for the reason a lot of teams have improved. “Now all these girls are playing more and the teams are getting better,” said Bleile. “It’s making Henlopen soccer better. The more you play the better you’re going to be.” Despite the Lady Raiders’ youth, Bleile is hopeful that his team can learn to play together with the experienced players stepping up to lead the way. If this happens Woodbridge may be able to reach its goal of finishing the season at .500.

Seaford girls’ soccer has mix of veterans and newcomers By Gene Bleile Head Coach Scott Bleile Jr. enters his second season leading the Lady Jays soccer team, with guarded optimism. “We have a positive outlook with a lot of good returning players,” he said recently. Bleile and his returning players are coming off a disappointing 2006 season that kept his team below .500 with a 4-111 overall record and 4-8-1 in conference. Key losses from last season include Claire Rekitzke, Jordan Wills and Arianna Cortez. This year’s squad is comprised of seniors Samantha Savage (goalie), Tyler Smith (mid-field), Jessica Ruehr (goalie and defense), Courtney Swain (defense) and Kate Baltz (mid-field). This year’s juniors are Lindsay James (forward) and Erin Taylor (defense). The newcomers hoping to grab a starting job are juniors; Megan Hudson (forward), Amanda Merritt (forward), sophomores Hilary Cooper (mid-field), Taylor Swain (defense) and freshman Kelsey Hoch (mid-field). Coach Bleile is concerned about the intense level of competition in the Henlopen Conference, but feels they should be competitive all year. “Our speed on the offensive side of the ball and our determination will keep us in most games,” he emphasized. “I am very optimistic for the 2007 season. We have a great bunch of girls that have some soccer experience, “ he concluded. Even though this is Coach Bleile’s sec-

Woodbridge’s Patricia Marin and Samantha Smith, right, are shown playing defense during their team’s game against Delmar last season. Both sophomores are among the Raiders returning players this season. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford junior Lindsay James is one of the Blue Jays’ soccer team’s returning players. Photo by Mike McClure

ond year at the varsity helm, he also has five years experience as an assistant varsity girls coach ( three years at Woodbridge and two at Seaford) and another four years experience as assistant boys varsity coach (three years at Woodbridge and one year at Seaford). Assisting Bleile this year at the varsity level will be Leah Thomas (three years experience), while the J.V. coaches will be Lauren Saveikis and Becca Meredith. The Jays will open their 2007 season on the road against Cape Henlopen on March 27. On March 29, the Lady Jays play their first home game against Dover at 6 p.m.

WRESTLNG AWARDS- The Blue Jay wrestling awards were given out last Thursday night at the annual awards banquet at Seaford High School. Pictured (l to r) are: Front row- Jon Geniesse, Most Pins Award (14) and Fastest Pin Award (15 seconds); C.R. Wilkins, Most Dedicated Award and Rookie of the Year Award; back row- Head Coach Dave Rogers; Mike Smith, Coaches Recognition Award; Dan Flagg, Academic Award; Josh Smith, Unsung Hero Award; Mike Wright, Most Wins Award (32), Most Take Downs Award and Most Valuable Wrestler Award; Yvens St. Phard, Most Improved Wrestler Award. Photo by Gene Bleile


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MORNING STAR ✳ MARCH 15 - 21, 2007 Alamodone in San Antonio due to the damage cause by Hurricane Katrina. As a result of the Saints’ return and their success on the field, the New Orleans fans turned out in droves to support their team. “The fans came together and supported us. It was good playing for the fans,” said Lake. “I enjoyed playing in that stadium.” According to Lake, around 500 fans waited for the team at the airport when it returned from away games. Lake also said the city has made some progress in its rebuilding efforts but still has a ways to go. “There’s still a lot of rebuilding (to do), they’re making a lot of progress,” Lake said. “The downtown is taking care of itself but there is some crime going on elsewhere.” Lake hopes the fact that the NBA AllStar game is slated to come to New Orleans next year will help speed up the rebuilding efforts. After moving from Seaford, Lake went on to graduate from nearby CambridgeSouth Dorchester. Lake’s Viking team went 26-0 and won two Maryland state ti-

tles in his junior and senior season. He went on to attend West Virginia University where he played football for four years. Antwan still comes back to the area from time to time and has fond memories from his days in Seaford and Cambridge. “I still come back home every once in a while,” said Lake. “I was a skinny, tall kid at one time but that was about 200 pounds ago.” Lake, who played basketball in the Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation basketball league as a kid, came back to the area a couple years ago to sign autographs and help SDPR raise funds. “It was a good chance for the kids to see who I was,” Lake said. He added that he hopes to come back and do it again sometime. In the meantime, Lake is looking forward to next season and another chance for his Saints to make it to the “big game”. “I think we made some good acquisitions and we still have the draft. I think we’re going to make another run,” said Lake.

Woodbridge girls’ soccer team to host play day this Saturday The Woodbridge High girls’ soccer team will host its third annual play day this Saturday. The event will feature 33 teams and will help raise money for Child Inc. which benefits abused children and families. Woodbridge head coach Scott Bleile has held play day for the past seven year (three at Woodbridge and four at Seaford). Former Seaford resident Antwan Lake is shown signing his autograph during a session in Seaford two years ago. Lake recently re-signed with the New Orleans Saints.

Lake finds new NFL home with New Orleans Saints

Laurel Youth Sports to host seventh annual town basketball tourney Laurel Youth Sports will hosts its seventh annual town basketball tournament March 23-24. The tournament, which will take place in the Laurel Middle School gym, will feature three games starting at 6 p.m. on March 23 and up to nine games on March 24. The cost of admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children.

By Mike McClure After two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and parts of four seasons in the NFL, Antwan Lake was looking for a team to play for when the New Orleans Saints picked him up off waivers at the end of training camp last summer. Lake and the Saints came within one win of advancing to the Super Bowl last season something they will try to do again this coming season. Lake, who lived in Seaford until he moved to Cambridge when he was in seventh grade, recently signed a two-year contract with the Saints. Although he still calls Georgia home, Antwan is happy with his new NFL home. “I’ve bounced around the league a lot. As you get older you get tired of that,” Lake told the Star in a phone interview last week. “I was happy they (Saints) made that decision (to pick him up off waivers).” Lake, who will turn 28 this summer, was signed as a rookie free agent by the Detroit Lions in 2002. He signed with the Falcons on Dec. 21, 2003 and played in 16 games in 2004. Antwan’s best season came in 2005 when he recorded 3.5 sacks and 16 total tackles in 13 games. Lake and the Falcons made a big turnaround in 2004, advancing to the NFC championship game before losing to the Eagles in his first year with the team. It was deja vu all over again last season when Lake and the Saints made a great turnaround (behind another first year coach) and advanced to the NFC championship game before losing to the Chicago Bears. “It was a pretty good turnaround. We had a pretty good year and I’m looking

Rahman Miller of Daye’s Home Improvement, left, goes up for a shot as Corey Hyland of Johnny Janosik’s defends during last Saturday’s playoff game in Laurel. Photo by David Elliott Antwan Lake is shown in action with his former team, the Atlanta Falcons. Lake was picked up off waivers by the New Orleans Saints last summer and recently re-signed with the Saints.

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Seaford girls’ tennis team lacks veteran leadership By Gene Bleile

Phil Burtelle (center) returns for his seventh season as the Jays’ head coach. Sophomore Spencer Noel (left), third singles player, will battle junior Trevor Lee, first singles player, for a chance to move up on the depth chart to start the season. Photo by Gene Bleile

Seaford boys’ tennis has a solid outlook for ‘07 season By Gene Bleile The Seaford Blue Jays tennis team is starting out the pre-season in the shadow of last year’s 13-1 record and hope to avenge their only loss at the hands of the Caesar Rodney Riders. The team is young and talented and Burtelle has over 15 players out for the team to choose his 2007 starting lineup. “We are young and hungry,” he said. “Junior Trevor Lee is my number one singles player and I expect him to be challenged each practice by Andrew Halter (junior), my number two singles player.” Also in the mix will be sophomore Spencer Noel, who is currently third singles on the depth chart and will also challenge Lee and Halter to move up a notch or two. “ Our key losses from last year are Eric Kimpton (first singles) and Shane McLaughlin (second singles), he added. As for a prediction for the season, Coach Burtelle takes a cautious outlook. “We should be OK,” he said. “We will have a winning season, but we have to

beat C.R and Dover this year.” The Blue Jays were 12-1 in the conference last year with their only loss coming against CR which placed first in the Henlopen Conference. Burtelle, who has seven years experience as the Jays head coach and another three years experience as a varsity assistant will be helped by Coach Galen Brosius, who also brings fours years experience to the season. During this pre-season other key players hoping to land a starting spot are seniors, Brian DeMott, Kyle Webber, Josh Miller and Mike Wright; junior Drew Venables; sophomores, Daniel DeMott, Arlie Wooters. Also returning from last year are Michael and Tony Fascelli. The newcomers hoping for a spot on the roster are freshmen Tyler Hughes, Cory Darden, Lee Mayer, Tim Halter and Phillip DeMott. The Jays open their season with two home matches, the first against the Smyrna Eagles on March 22 and the second on March 27 against the Indian River Indians at 3:30 p.m..

Head Coach Robert Hastings is returning to coach the Lady Jays tennis team for his 20th season and it may be one of the most challenging in his long career. His 2006 team won the Henlopen Conference Southern Division title and only lost one match the entire season and that was to Dover. His overall record was 12-1, but gone are from that squad are Laura Riddle (number one singles), Darian Libby (number two singles) and Haley Workman (number one doubles). This year Coach Hastings is concerned about his lack of experience in key positions, but takes a positive attitude to practice everyday. “Seaford girls tennis has never had a losing season,” he said. “Tradition will be a motivator for doing our best.” Among his concerns for this year are, “inexperience at second and third singles as well as first doubles,” he emphasized. “We are aiming for a .500 season, but we have a lot of positions to fill.” Returning from last year’s team are

senior Tish Thomas (second doubles); juniors, Amanda Cox (first doubles) and Jeanmarie Ferber (second doubles) and Kelly Kimpton (third singles). The newcomers hoping to land a starting position are seniors, Maumi Oshima and Verde Gomez; juniors, Brenna James, Dashanna Wolford and Amber Matthews. The sophomores are led by Emily Neilson, Kim Graves, Emily Hubbard and Whitley Maddox and the freshmen hopefuls are Jacqueline Torkelson and Liz Ferber. Coach Hastings is conducting challenge matches to determine his depth chart for the upcoming season. “Our girls know it will be a challenging season because we lost three major players, two of which were singles that carried our season last year. The girls are fired up and have said they are ready to meet the challenge,” he concluded. The Lady Jays kick off their season on the road with the Smyrna Eagles on March 22. They are away again on March 27 at Indian River and have their first home match on March 29 against Lake Forest.

Girls’ tennis head coach Robert Hastings works the net during a simulated doubles game during a recent practice. Hastings, in his 20th year of coaching, will have four returning players from his Southern Division Championship team which went 12-1 last year. Photo by Gene Bleile

Woodbridge High spring sports schedule undergoes some changes The following changes were recently made to the Woodbridge sports schedule: JV baseball game changed from March 27 to April 21 at 11 a.m.; JV baseball scrimmage at Polytech on March 17 has been cancelle; spring track meet at Dover is April 5 (from March 27); spring track meet at Milford April 3 (was scheduled to be home); and spring track meet at Cape Henlopen March 22.

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Woodbridge baseball team enters season with depth By Mike McClure Woodbridge head coach Derek Lofland, who is in his fourth year as the team’s head coach, is pleased with his team’s depth this season. The team had 34 players out for the team and is at least two deep at most positions. “Everything’s going good so far. We have a lot of depth,” said Lofland, who is assisted by coaches Chuckie Jefferson, Mike Richards, Tom Jefferson, Ty Smith, and Patrick Pettyjohn. Gone from last year’s team, which went 9-11 overall and 4-9 in the conference, are graduates Matt Bowman, John Rutkowski, Ryan Messick, Justin Bailey, and Blake Field. The Raiders’ returning players include Woodbridge hurler Derek Nennstiehl prepares to deliver a pitcher during a game last season. Nennstiehl, an allconference honorable mention, is one of six Raider pitchers. Photo by Mike McClure

The Raiders’ Anthony Gamba is one of two returning seniors on the 2007 varsity baseball team. Photo by Mike McClure

seniors Anthony Gamba (1B) and Cory Richards (RF) and juniors Greg Wheatley (2B), Derek Nennstiehl (SS/P), Dustin Richards (C/P), and Reuss Idler (LF). Among the team’s newcomers are senior Tommie Hopkins (RF); juniors Nick Humphries (LF), Barry Williams (3B), Tyler Patterson (SS/P), Greg Callaway (LF), Brock Callaway (3B), Josh Bell (2B), Danny Cabrera (RF), Ethan Stoeckel (RF); sophomores Doug Coppock (CF) and Josh Lewis (1B/LF); and freshman T.J. Jefferson (catcher). Patterson, a transfer from Maine, is one of six Raider pitchers. Lofland says the newcomers are all very good defensively and will push each other for a starting job on the team while helping to provide depth.

SEAFORD GOLF TEAM- The Blue Jay golf team will be led this year by senior Mike Zakrewsky (left), head coach Tim Lee, in his 16th year of coaching (center) and junior Cory Ewing. Zakrewsky and Ewing will compete during pre-season to be number one golfer on the squad. See story on page 29. Photo by Gene Bleile

Nennstiehl was named all-conference honorable mention last season. He’ll share pitching duties with Patterson, Wheatley, Williams, and Brock Callaway. Lofland sees a lack of varsity game experience as a concern entering the season. The Raiders will also look to manufacture runs through bunting and stealing bases. Lofland expects Laurel, Indian River,

Pitching is key for young Delmar baseball team Head coach- David Hearn, 16 years Returning players- seniors Jordan Johnson (C), David Pollitt (P/OF), Alan Preston (P/IF), Eric Parkinson (1B); juniors Matt Campbell (P/SS) and Jared Rittenhouse (2B) Newcomers- junior Joe Pete (OF), sophomore Mark Timmons (P/OF), and freshman Dylan Shupe (P/SS) Team strengths- enthusiasm and hard working Concerns- inexperience, lack of hitting and pitching depth Key losses- Blair Carey, Trey Alexander and Jeremy Layton Outlook for season- will have to search for offense and team pitching effort to be competitive

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and Seaford to be among the teams competing with the Raiders for the Henlopen South title. Woodbridge will play six scrimmages in the pre-season to help prepare for conference play. “I think playing tough scrimmages really prepares you for going into conference play,” said Lofland. “We expect to be competitive in the southern division.”


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BETWEEN THE LINES By Gene Bleile, Seaford Sports

Motivation and confidence: some have it, some don’t In the past 30 years, I have coached many athletes from kinder kickers in youth soccer to seniors in varsity soccer, with stops in between in high school, middle school and Little League baseball. Throw in youth league and freshman basketball, men’s slow pitch softball to name a few more and I can say I have enjoyed those memories many times over. But the one constant that I have seen during those coaching years is motivation and confidence. Some have it, some don’t. If you are a parent that has a child who you think lacks motivation and confidence to play sports or you are a student who wants to play sports but is reluctant, then try to take a positive approach to the next level. Some people believe that athletes are born with talent and that they will rise naturally to the top in later years. There possibly is a genetic link to muscle strength and skill, but without motivation, hard work and confidence, nothing positive happens. With spring sports just around the corner, remind your child that failure is part of the learning process, without it you cannot learn your strengths and weaknesses. Motivation and confidence can be learned by trying, failing and succeeding over a period of time. Male or female, size does not matter to be successful in sports, when it comes to competition, someone once said, “it is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.” Challenge and encourage your child or yourself to try that sport and build motivation and confidence through hard work. Failure is not an option; it is a learning tool, practice, practice, practice and then learn from to build upon it and when success arrives on the field, court, mat or in the pool, savor it and remember how you earned it. As the old saying goes, “if you think you are beaten, then you are!” Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame catcher for the New York Yankees once said, “ninety percent of the game is half mental.” Now Yogi always had a way with the English language, but mental preparation is the most important aspect of any game. I will close with a story on the lack of size, just to emphasize my point on “size of the fight in the dog.” See if you can

guess his name. This athlete grew up in a small town in a rural area of Wisconsin. He went to Notre Dame and helped win a National Championship in 1966 and captained the team in 1967. He was undersized at just 5’ 9’” and only weighed 210 pounds. (This person puts Rudy to shame in the movie “Rudy” about a walk on under size player that made the Notre Dame Football team) He was drafted by an NFL team in the 16th round in 1968. In 1969, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to Vietnam. During a firefight, he was wounded in the left thigh and shrapnel from a grenade permanently paralyzed three toes on his right foot and blew away half a shoe size. He then had to wear two different size shoes. The Army discharged him and the Army Veterans Administration considered him 40 percent disabled. He also was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. By 1972, he had worked his way from the injured reserve list of this NFL team to the taxi squad and finally to the major roster. He became a starter in 1974. In 1975, he won his first of four Super Bowl Championships, all with the Pittsburgh Steelers. So the next time you think you have failed, remember what this person overcame to succeed and don’t ever forget, “it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” (Find the answer below) Blue Jay Notebook: Thanks to Wayne and Doris Merritt for the nice note about the 1981 Blue Jay Football Reunion and my column on Lt. Col. Lee Merritt. I am also happy to report that all items collected by students at Central Elementary School in Seaford arrived safely in Bagdad, Iraq for Lt. Colonel Merritt’s men. Thank you to those students and to Mrs. Anne Bleile who organized that effort. Thanks to Seaford’s Jim Bowden for a return email on my question about Babe Ruth playing in Seaford in the late 1920’s and a story on the “father of the modern knuckleball” Eddie Rommel playing in Seaford in 1916. The player who overcame his lack of size, being wounded and missing part of his foot to win four Super Bowl rings was Rocky Bleier. (Motivation, hard work, confidence)

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Blue Jay golfers look to challenge in Henlopen South By Gene Bleile Head golf coach Tim Lee looks forward to warmer weather, green grass, sunny skies and the opportunity for his Blue Jays to challenge in the Henlopen South this spring. “We should improve on last year’s record and be competitive to win this year,” he said recently. Lee returns for his 12th season as head coach and 16th year overall. His record last year was 6-8 overall and 5-7 in conference. Lee will be assisted by D.J. Williams, who will be starting his first year in the program. Although the weather has been a big concern for all sports teams at Seaford this month, Coach Lee has a lot of veterans returning and the up coming warm weather will sharpen their game. Fighting for the number one spot on the Jays team will be senior Mike Zakrewsky and junior Cory Ewing followed by junior Ryan Budke, senior Taylor Paul and sophomores, Matt Lank and Shane Brinson. New comers will include junior Derrick Cummings and sophomore Greg Brooke. Lee points out that, “most of the team is returning and we have no key losses of players from last year.” “Our outlook for the season is very good; we should improve on last year’s record and be competitive to win in the South,” Lee said.

Seaford junior Cory Ewing follows through on his swing during a match last season. Ewing and senior Mike Zakrewsky are battling for the number one spot on the team.

The Jays open with an away match hosting home team Laurel High at the Seaford Golf and Country Club on Thursday, March 22 at 3:30 p.m. “We are excited to start the new season and this will be a great chance to restore our reputation. The team is looking forward to a new challenge and we are hungry for success,” he concluded.

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Sussex Tech softball 3/22 3/23 3/27 3/30 4/2 4/4 4/7 4/17 4/19 4/24 4/27 4/28 5/1 5/3 5/8 5/10 5/12 5/15

home vs. Smyrna home vs. Easton at Polytech at Laurel home vs. Seaford at Sussex Central Sussex Fastpitch Inv. home vs. Delmar at Cape Henlopen home vs. Lake Forest at Indian River home vs. Concord at Woodbridge at Caesar Rodney home vs. Milford home vs. Dover home vs. Saint Dominic at Padua Academy

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Sussex Tech golf 3/22 3/27 3/29 4/3 4/5 4/16 4/18 4/19 4/24 4/26 5/3 5/8 5/10 5/15 5/17 5/18 5/23

at Dover home vs. Indian River home vs. Lake Forest at Laurel home vs. Laurel at St. Thomas More at Milford at Seaford at Smyrna home vs. Sussex Central at Polytech home vs. Cape Henlopen home vs. Caesar Rodney home vs. Delmar home vs. Milford HAC north vs. South HAC championship

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Sussex Tech lacrosse 3/22 3/24 3/28 3/30 4/2 4/11 4/16 4/18 4/20 4/25 4/26 5/1 5/2 5/5 5/8 5/9 5/11

home vs. Polytech at Campus Comm. home vs. Cape Henlopen home vs. Salisbury at Concord home vs. Caesar Rodney at Caravel at Delmarva Christian at Salisbury School at Milford home vs. Gunston home vs. Worcester at Sussex Central home vs. St. Elizabeth at Newark at Dover ESIAC tournament

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Sussex Tech track and field 3/22 at Caesar Rodney 3:30 3/27 home vs. Laurel/Delmarva Christian 3:30 4/3 home vs. Seaford 3:30 4/17 at Polytech w/Lake 3:30 4/24 at Smyrna w/Woodbridge 3:30 5/1 at Dover w/SC 3:30 5/8 at Capew/Milford 3:30 5/11-12 Henlopen Conference meet at Lake Forest TBA

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Delaware Tech baseball, softball teams play in Florida The Delaware Tech Roadrunners took advantage of the warm, southern weather during their first weekend in Florida, with the baseball team splitting their first two games and the softball teams sweeping a doubleheader. Both squads are competing in the Papa John’s Challenge in West Palm Beach. The softball team won in dominating fashion in an opening weekend doubleheader against Minnesota West. The Lady Roadrunners outscored their opponents from the Midwest 19-2, led by three-run home runs from Jaimie Brittingham and Ravin Robinson. In the circle, Megan Street and Tiffany Grove pitched shutouts for Delaware Tech in the doubleheader sweep. Bitty Hood went 2-3 in game one with Robinson going 3-3 and Lauren Huber batting 2-4 with a double for the Lady Roadrunners in the second game. The baseball team had a mixed opening round, defeating a squad from Canada, 3-2, before losing to perennial junior-college powerhouse Miami-Dade by a final score of 13-2. In the first game, Jason Wyatt picked up the win on the mound. Wyatt pitched all seven innings, finishing with nine strikeouts and just two walks. Ryan Farrell got the Roadrunners on the board with a second inning home run. Jesse Henry went 2-for-2 in the game, with Cody Collins adding a double for Delaware Tech. The game ended when Billy Laird laid down a perfect suicide squeeze bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning, plating Jesse Henry with the winning run. Against Miami-Dade, Delaware Tech shortstop Jordan Palmer had the lone highlight for the Roadrunners, pounding out a triple in the fourth inning. Ken Misal gave up seven runs, taking the loss on the mound for Delaware Tech. “You can’t have a bad game against a good team and that is exactly what we did today,” said Delaware Tech head coach Curtis Brock. Both Delaware Tech teams return home next week. The baseball team is scheduled to play Salem Community College on Tuesday, March 20. The Lady Roadrunners’ next home game will be Friday, March 23 against Cumberland County College. Game time for each is 3:30 p.m.

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Sussex Tech baseball 3/22 3/23 3/27 3/30 3/31 4/2 4/4 4/9-10 4/17 4/19 4/21 4/24 4/27 4/28 5/1 5/3 5/8 5/10 5/17

home vs. Smyrna home vs. Easton at Polytech at Laurel home vs. Delcastle home vs. Seaford at Sussex Central Stetna Cup home vs. Delmar at Cape Henlopen at Kent Island home vs. Lake Forest at Indian River at Caravel at Woodbridge at Caesar Rodney home vs. Milford home vs. Dover at Dover

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Sussex Tech varsity golf team Coach- Frank Makray, two years coaching Last year- 13-2, third in conference last year Returning players- Clayton Bunting, Andrew Sellers, Eric Scott, Kyle Messick, Herb Quick, Richard Atkins, Michael Cunningham, Matt Read Newcomers- sophomore Trey Smith and freshmen Sam Crowthers, Kyle Short, and Dustin Miller Team strengths- young team, great skills, team unity, sold core group, Bunting first in scoring in HAC Key losses- Jesse Kitchen Concerns- focus, maturity, leadership, longevity of season (commit to full season) Outlook for season- 15 overall wins, first in HAC, first in state, six individual state placements

Sussex Tech soccer 3/22 3/24 3/27 3/29 4/3 4/5 4/14 4/17 4/19 4/21 10:00 4/24 4/26 5/1 5/3 5/9 5/10

home vs. Lake Forest 5:30 at Concord 11:00 home vs. Polytech 4:00 at Smyrna 7:00 home vs. Indian River 5:30 home vs. Woodbridge 5:30 home vs. Sanford 1:00 at Caesar Rodney 7:00 at Milford 6:30 home vs. St. Thomas More home vs. Laurel at Sussex Central home vs. Delmar at Seaford home vs. Cape Henlopen at Dover

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Harlem Globetrotters to dribble back into Salisbury on Sunday, March 18 Celebrating the 81st season on the court, the world renowned Harlem Globetrotters are returning to Salisbury on Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. The “Nothing Like It Tour” will hit the Wicomico Civic Center for one show only. Tickets are on sale now and range from $20 to $60 plus fees. Special discounts are available. Tickets are available at the Civic Center Box Office and online at www.WicomicoCivicCenter.org. For more information or to charge by phone call 410-548-4911.

Laurel Village’s Regan Green looks to pass the ball during her team’s third and fourth grade girls’ basketball game last week in Laurel Youth Sports play. Photo by Mike McClure

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Laurel Youth Sports basketball results for the week of March 5 Fifth, sixth, and seventh grade boys playoffs- Johnny Janosik’s 44, Daye’s Home Improvement 33- Bryce Bristow scored 14 points and Tarez White added seven points for Johnny’s. Colby Daye netted five points for Daye’s. MAG 36, Matthews Concrete 25- Beau Warrington had 10 points and Devin Burke scored nine points for MAG. Deshawn Reed tallied 10 points for Matthews. Johnny Janosik’s 46, Back Yard Truck and Auto 21- Corey Hyland scored 10 points and Kegan Yossick contributed seven points for Johnny’s. Chris Clementson had two points for Back Yard. AYN 35, MAG 12- Paul Elliott scored nine points and Raekwon DeShields added eight points for AYN while Cole Gullett had three points for MAG. Daye’s Home Improvement 57, Matthews Concrete 12- Jerron Tull scored 20 points and Brandon Spicer netted 12 points for Daye’s. Chris Short had five points for Matthews. Third and fourth grade- girls- Seaford 12, Atlantic Coastal Investments 4- Tamia Goslee scored two points for Atlantic Coastal Daye’s Home Improvement’s Jerron Tull brings the ball up the floor during Investments. a Laurel Youth Sports game last weekLaurel Village 17, Delaware Drillers 9- end. Tull had 20 points in his team’s Melanie Clark scored six points and Ashley win over Matthews Concrete. Photo McCoy added five points for Laurel Village. by David Elliott Charelle Lewis netted four points for the Drillers. Boys- Pizza King 25, Laurel Storage 5- Keyon Eley had 15 points and Jeremy Creppon added eight points for Pizza King. Elijah DeShields netted four points for Laurel Storage. Lions Club 12, Art Collins 8- Marques Pacheeo scored four points and Richard Bailey had two points for Lions Club. Cole Collins netted two points for Art Collins.

Delaware Diamonds Senior women’s teams holding a fundraiser The Delaware Diamonds Senior Women's Softball Teams are holding a fundraiser at the Roadhouse Steak Joint on Route 1 at Midway on Monday, March 19. The teams will receive a percentage of the proceeds for the entire day, so enjoy a meal out and support your local senior athletes! The teams will start their spring season on April 16 at Sports At The Beach in Georgetown. For more information, please call Marion Lisehora at 302-934-9512.

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Skate Jam, Dodge ball tourney to raise funds for Laurel Skatepark The following activities will take place to raise money for the proposed Laurel Skatepark: March 24- A Skate Jam will take place at the Laurel Boys and Girls Club from 12 noon - 4 p.m. The skateboard competition is sponsored by the Kinetics Skate Shop. The cost is $10 to compete and $3 for spectators. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be available. April 21- A dodge ball tournament will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at Laurel High School. The event is sponsored by the Laurel Lions Club. A team consists of six to 10 people and can be a business, organization, or group of people. The cost is $50 per team and prizes will be awarded. Contact Dawn Wilson at 302-236-9968 for more information.

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Varsity high school spring coaches are asked to send their completed preview forms to the Star by Monday, March 19 at noon. The following teams have not submitted forms (as of Monday, March 12): Laurel golf, Laurel baseball, Laurel girls’ soccer, Delmar golf, Delmar girls’ soccer, Delmar softball; Woodbridge track and field, Woodbridge softball, Sussex Tech baseball, Sussex Tech softball, Sussex Tech girls’ soccer, Sussex Tech track and fielde, Sussex Tech lacrosse, Greenwood Mennonite baseball, Greenwood Mennonite softball, Seaford Christian baseball, Seaford Christian softball, and Delmarva Christian (all sports). Spring schedules are also needed for the following schools: Greenwood Mennonite, Seaford Christian, and Delmarva Christian. Please send information to sports editor Mike McClure at 302-629-9243 (f) or sports@mspublications.com. Call 302-629-9788 for more information.

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Senior softball teams are forming, practices will be in Georgetown Senior softball teams for women born before December 31, 1957 are forming now. Teams are formed in five year age groups, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65 and over. Players of all abilities are welcome to play. Practices will be held every Monday evening at 6 p.m. at Sports At The Beach in Georgetown starting on April 16. For more information or to register, please call Marion Lisehora at 302-934-9512.

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Health Parents are not to blame for birth defects By Dr. Anthony Policastro

I see a lot of newborn infants. Most of them are healthy. Most of them have minor differences that are normal findings. These may be in the form of birthmarks. They may be in the form of rashes. They may be in the form of a temporary heart murmur. There are some things that we classify as birth defects that are not normal findings. These findings have only a few causes. One of those is related to genetics. Some of these things are inherited. The best example of that is the family that has what is called polydactyly. These infants have an extra finger. Sometimes the finger is complete. Sometimes it is partial. In most cases, one of the parents had the same thing. Other genetic problems are not inherited directly. They are defects in the genes that produce problems. The most common example of this is Down's Syndrome. While some parents carry a gene for Down's syndrome, in most cases that is not true. Some of these things are environmental. The mother might have taken some

kind of drug. The result is a birth defect related to that drug. The classic example of this was thalidomide. This drug created absence of arms and legs in infants. It took many cases of this before we figured it out. The third cause of birth defects is a combination of genetics and environment. There are some defects that run in families. However, they are not inherited directly like polydactyly. There appears to be a need for the right genes. Then those genes react to something in the environment. The result is a defect that is common in that family. This kind of inheritance pattern is known as multifactorial. Congenital heart disease falls into this category. Cleft palate falls into this category. Congenital hip dislocation falls into this category. The inheritance for each of these is about the same. If one family member has the defect, there is a 4 percent chance that someone else will have it. If two family members have it, the chances go up to 10 percent with the next pregnancy. In most of these cases, we do not

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know what the environmental trigger is for the defect. We do learn things over time. For example, at one time we knew that spina bifida was inherited as a multifactorial defect. That meant that there was something in the environment that reacted with the infant's genes to cause it. We now know that for some of those infants the environmental trigger was a low level of folic acid. That is why we now recommend folic acid supplements for women. In most cases, there is no clear cause of the birth defect. Therefore, there is nothing that could have been done to prevent it. However, that is not what I see. Just about every time I have to explain a defect to a parent, they are busy trying to figure out why. It is not because they fell down during the pregnancy. It is not because they missed some of their prenatal vitamins. It is not because they were stressed out. However, I have heard these three reasons asked about over and over again. It may be due to genes. We can't do anything about that. It may be due to en-

In most cases, there is no clear cause of the birth defect. Therefore, there is nothing that could have been done to prevent it. vironment. But, in most cases, we do not have a clue as to what should have been avoided. It may be due to a combination of the two. In any case, there is not a way for the parents to have prevented it from occurring. Blaming themselves does not help them. It does not help the baby. Understanding the fact that these things are unpredictable and then taking care of them is what is best for all involved. Dr. Anthony Policastro is Medical Director at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.


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Cardiac Dolls coming to A. I. duPont Children with cardiac problems often feel isolated. Frequent visits to the hospital, constant health concerns and limited ability to participate in normal daily activities can make a child feel different from their peers. At the Nemours Cardiac Center at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, we look for ways to help children feel more comfortable. That's why on March 12-16, two Heart Shadow Buddies(tm), named Miles and Millas, will visit the hospital. The Shadow Buddies are fabric dolls our patients can relate to - they are dressed in a hospital gown with a visible cardiac incision and a red mended heart. Created by The Shadow Buddies Foundation and distributed by The Angel's Pediatric Heart House (APHH) and the Congenital Heart Information Network, the "Miles and Millas Across America" campaign is striving to send the dolls to 50 hospitals in 50 weeks to increase congeni-

tal heart defect (CHD) public awareness. On Feb. 14, Miles and Millas began their journey in Florida and are now on their way to Delaware. Accompanying the dolls is a passport diary, where families can share stories and messages of hope and encouragement, for all those affected, including the medical staff and professionals who care for the heart child, and the CHD community at large. APHH hopes that through the travels of its ambassadors - Miles and Millas - parents with a child undergoing heart surgery will find encouragement through the words and stories of other families facing similar challenges. Each child in our pediatric cardiac care unit can then receive their own free Heart Shadow Buddy from Angel's Pediatric Heart House. Every year in the United States approximately 40,000 children are born with a heart defect, making it the number one birth defect. For children in our region

with CHD and other heart problems, the Nemours Cardiac Center is available, offering a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for infants, children, and teenagers. Our facilities have been specifically designed by our medical staff in order to provide the very best to our patients and their families. All diagnostic, treatment, and recovery areas are contiguous, spacious, and modern with the latest equipment necessary to care for your child.

Health care providers earn Delaware managed care contract Unison Health Plan and Delaware Physicians Care, Inc were awarded a contract by Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) to provide comprehensive health care services to the state's Medicaid consumers beginning July 1. The mission of the Division of Medicaid and Medical

Assistance is to improve health outcomes by ensuring that the highest quality medical services are provided to the vulnerable populations of Delaware in the most cost effective manner. DMMA administers five major health care programs: Medicaid; Delaware Healthy Children Program (also known as CHIP); Delaware Prescription Assistance Program (DPAP) - a fully state-funded program offering prescription coverage to the elderly and adults with disabilities; Chronic Renal Disease Program - a fully state-funded program which provides services to individuals with renal disease; and the Non-Citizen Healthcare Program - a fully state-funded program which provides coverage to legally residing non-citizens who are not eligible for Medicaid. In combination, these programs provide health coverage to approximately 160,000 individuals each month.

Healthy Children Program now offers dental benefits The Division of Medicaid & Medical Assistance is pleased to announce that with the recent approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Delaware Healthy Children Program (DHCP) now offers dental coverage for all of its members. This is because the State Legislature recently passed a law that added dental coverage to DHCP. This legislation will enable approximately 5,200 additional children to have the opportunity to obtain regular dental care of the highest quality by providing comprehensive benefits, competitive reimbursement fees, and streamlined claims processing. Under the DHCP dental benefit, eligible children can receive a comprehensive package of dental services including oral exams, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride applications, fillings, and other restorative and specialty services. Orthodontic care is also available for children who meet specific program guidelines. "I want to thank all of the legislators who introduced and/or supported the en-

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Health Bulletins Child Health promotion Coalition Essay Contest The Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition today announced a Youth Essay Contest promoting the 521 Almost None Campaign for Kids. Youth ages 11-14 can enter to win great prizes like an IPOD, bike & helmet and other great fitness items. The contest runs from March 1 through March 22 when all entries are due. Entries can be submitted through the internet by logging onto to www.Sussexkids.org clicking on Essay Contest and following the directions. After completing the form they can attach their Essay and mail it to: Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition, at 543 N. Shipley St., Suite D. Seaford, DE 19973. Attention: Essay Contest Entry. Essays that are received past the cut off date will not be entered. The winners of this contest will be announced at the Community Walks taking place March 31 throughout the Sussex Communities and will be published in the local papers. To find out more information on the Essay Contest, call 302444-9247, or log onto www.Sussexkids.org. Attention: Essay Contest Entry.

Relay for Life Friendraiser The Western Sussex Relay for Life committee members are busy making preparations for this year's Relay for Life. This year's event will be held on May 18, at the Mears Campus in Seaford. If you have participated in previous years, you know that the Relay for Life is an overnight event that helps raise money for the American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people walk laps and each team tries to keep at least one team member walking at all times. But, Relay is much more than a walk. It is a time to remember those lost to cancer and celebrate those who have survived. More importantly, Relay gives you the power to help in the fight against cancer. By joining together as volunteers and donors, your efforts help support the American Cancer Society as they strive toward a cancer-free future. Sign up today to become a part of the Relay phenomenon. It's not too late to register a team. If you are interested in receiving information on how to register a team or for further information, contact Mary Catherine Hopkins at 302-875-7308.

Nurses' assistant program Take the first step toward a career in the rapidly expanding health care field by taking the nurses' assistant training certificate program, offered through Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Scheduled to start on March 20, this 150-hour, state-approved program covers topics such as basic nursing skills, residents' rights, mental health and social services, basic rehabilitative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency procedures, and dementia. Graduates will be prepared to take the state certification exam, which all assistants must pass to be certified to work in Delaware. Classes begin on March 20 and will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5-10 p.m. at LifeCare at Lofland Park in Seaford. For more information, call Corporate and Community Programs at 302-8546966.

Health and wellness program Governor Ruth Ann Minner and the state employment benefits committee officially launched DelaWELL, a voluntary state employee health and wellness initiative that will include a confidential health risk assessment and a comprehensive education and lifestyle plan tailored for participants.The program begins with a health risk assessment through a confidential, personalized questionnaire designed to evaluate participants' health status. After completing the health risk assessment, participants will receive a personal report that includes feedback, tools and resources to assist in making lifestyle changes. The program will also offer: personalized lifestyle and disease management coaching programs for conditions such as asthma, diabetes and coronary artery disease; online health resources including a wellness library, health education centers, a drug database, health calculators, recipes and daily health news updates; periodic health-related prizes and limited financial incentives; and unlimited access to a helpline with a professional healthcare coach for those in a high risk category. DelaWELL is designed to target individuals with modifiable lifestyle health risk factors and focuses on long-term behavior changes for these individuals. The state is partnering with StayWell Health Management, an industry leader in health management programming and an independent provider of health promotion programs and services.

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Entertainment Possum Point Players announces its cast for ‘Bedroom Farce’ Rehearsals recently began for Possum Point Players' April production of "Bedroom Farce" by Alan Ayckbourn. This physical comedy has been hailed as a very funny play about one couple implicating others in their own troubles. Directed by Tommye Staley of Milford, the cast consists of a diverse group of talent from Sussex County. Dick Rossé of Dagsboro plays Ernest, opposite Sharon Gambill of Millsboro as Delia, together portraying the parents of troublesome Trevor. Don Megee of Lewes has been cast in the role of Trevor, and Trevor and his wife Susannah are a couple who drag their problems through various other people's bedrooms during the course of one night. Cassandra Petersen of Lewes joins Megee on stage as Susannah, after recently playing opposite him in Possums' production of "The Dinner Party." The couple starts causing trouble in the bedroom of newlyweds Malcolm and Kate. Dick Pack of Lewes returns to the Possum stage as Malcolm, playing opposite Louise Hartzell of Georgetown as Kate. Liz Roe of Lewes has the role of Jan, Trevor's exgirlfriend whose bedroom is also disturbed during the evening. Throughout Jan's frustrations with Trevor her husband Nick, portrayed by Jim Hartzell of Georgetown, lies in pain. The confusion goes from bad to worse during the course of the play, as good farce tends to do. With Staley's cast, experienced in comedy, performing the comic writing of Alan Ayckbourn, Possum Point Players are looking forward to delighting their audiences once again.

Tickets for "Bedroom Farce" are now on sale by calling the Possum Ticketline at 302/856-4560. Performances are April 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m., and April 22 and 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults, and $15 for Seniors and students. Possum Point Players is sponsored in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Harbingers of Spring The second birding field trip of the 2007 season at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge will take place on Saturday, March 24, with a close look at "Harbingers of Spring." Led by volunteer naturalists Bill Fintel, Sally Fintel, and Ed Sigda, this trip will involve looking for many of the resident birds which have over-wintered and will now be in full song. We will visit several of the impoundments for waterfowl, which will be in full breeding plumage, and of course we will look for early spring migrants, such as Osprey and Laughing Gull. Participants should meet at the Refuge Headquarters office at 8 a.m. All trips will go rain or shine, so bring a waterproof jacket and hat. Sunscreen and bug spray are also strongly recommended. We may walk up to a mile or so on the trails, so comfortable shoes or boots are also suggested. The field trips are free and open to the public. Please call the Refuge at (302) 684-8419 for more information or check out our website at http://primehook.fws.gov for a complete schedule of birding trips.

COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION - The Seaford Community Concert Association is presenting its fourth concert of the season on Tuesday, March 20, beginning at 8 p.m. at the Seaford High School. The Big Band, Artie Shaw Orchestra, led by Dick Johnson, Artie's hand-picked successor, will be performing some of Artie's favorite hits. Admission is by membership only.

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Education Bermuda native joins golf team at Delaware Tech Kevin Zuill says his decision to try out for this year’s Delaware Technical & Community College golf team comes down to one motivating factor — he thrives on, in fact, he craves, competition. A champion sailor as a youth in his native Bermuda, Zuill is on pace to be in the Roadrunners’ six-man rotation when the team begins play in early April. The desire to take on new challenges has been a staple in the 28-year-old’s life and has already caught the eye of the Owens Campus golf coach. “Kevin is a good ball striker, he knows the game, and he loves to play. He has a strong desire to work and improve on his game,” said first-year coach Tom Jackson. “Realistically, right now, he’s sitting in about the five spot in our rotation. “We have six guys who are vying for the last four spots in our rotation and he’s currently in the top three in that group. He’s got an extremely good chance of making it into the top six.” Zuill’s trip to Delaware Tech, and to Sussex County in general, has been a long and winding one. Taking up the sport of sailing when he was just 8 years old, the young Bermudian quickly dedicated himself wholeheartedly to the sport, eventually becoming one of the best in his country. In 1994, at 15, he represented Bermuda at the International Yacht Racing Union (IYRU) Youth World Championships in Marathon Bay, Greece, and later that year at an international competition in southern Florida. He gave up competitive sailing after moving to Ontario, Canada, in 1995, but

Bermuda native Kevin Zuill practices his putting recently at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. The former champion sailor hopes to win a spot on the college’s sixman rotation in time for next month’s opening of the 2007 golf season.

never lost his desire to compete. So, although being from a small island nation and having never skated in his life, his next endeavor was ice hockey. He played goalie for his high school team, showing dramatic improvement throughout the season. “We were coming back from a soccer tournament in Canada and the guys were worried they wouldn’t have a hockey team because they didn’t have a goalie,” Zuill said. “I asked them what needed to be

done and thought I could do it. I had never been on skates so all I did the first couple of weeks was push the net around. “But I loved hockey, I thought it was great. The second year I played I even had a shutout.” Also a better-than-average cricket player, Zuill later landed on the continent of Antarctica. Working as a weather forecaster in the town of McMurdo Station, he eventually met his girlfriend, Lindsay, a California native who was, and still is, studying marine biology at the University of Delaware’s College of Marine Studies in Lewes. Lindsay had to return to Delaware in January 2005, but Kevin’s work commitments kept him between Antarctica and Bermuda for several more months. He visited the First State once, however, and eventually moved to Lewes in September 2006. Earlier that year, he learned of Delaware Tech via the World Wide Web. “I started looking for schools in the area and that’s how I found the college,” Zuill said. “I didn’t really know what to expect, but I soon learned that it wasn’t a huge, overpowering place. “I liked that because it makes the college environment much friendlier.” Zuill is majoring in general business and marketing at the Owens Campus, taking 19 credit hours per term in hopes of obtaining his degree in 2008. But drawing on a competitive will formed when he was just a youngster growing up on “the island,” he decided to take on a new challenge — the game of golf.

Even in frigid conditions over the winter, Zuill could be found on the driving range hitting bucket after bucket of balls. Even though he played the sport only casually as a youth, he feels his game is constantly improving. “I only played golf in Bermuda maybe three or four times a year with my dad and some friends, but I really wanted to join a sports team here at Delaware Tech,” Zuill said. “I just love competition, especially if it has to do with sports. “I feel like my game is getting better. I’ve been hitting a lot of balls trying to straighten my drive, and it’s been working.” This year, Zuill will be part of the largest golf team ever fielded at the Owens Campus. It will participate in different competitions throughout April and May. Jackson hopes the past successes of the young Bermudian can help lead to glory for his Roadrunner golfers. “Kevin has never been competitive with golf, but he’s getting an edge in the sense that he’s played different sports and been able to master them at a high level,” Jackson said. “That’s given him an advantage because he knows what it feels like to win and he has a desire to get back to that point again.” The Owens Campus golf team opens play on April 2 against Burlington County College in Deerwood, N.J. Its lone home match is slated for April 25 at Baywood Greens in Long Neck.

Delaware Tech is planning weekend classes for massage therapists Licensed massage therapists can learn from nationallyknown experts and earn continuing education credits with weekend classes at Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. Therapists can choose twosession courses covering advanced myofascial techniques for the spine and lower back (March 31-April 1) or shoulder, girdle and arm (May 1920). Instructors Til Luchau and Larry Koliha are faculty members with the Rolf Institute Foundations of Somatic Practice program. Luchau is the originator of Skillful Touch Bodywork, the institute’s training and practice modality. Koliha is known for his emphasis on sustainable body use, sensitive touch and appropriate pacing. For details, call 855-5988.

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Education briefs These scholarships are for individuals who will pursue careers in a health care field. Applications can be obtained from Trish Tandski in Human Resources of NHS between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applications will also be available in the guidance counselor’s office in local high schools. All applications must be received or postmarked by Friday, March 16. For more information call Tandski, 629-6611, ext 2630.

Bailey scholarship offered The Woodbridge School District has started the annual application process for the Mary H. Bailey Educational Trust Fund Scholarship. People who graduated from Woodbridge in 1996 and after and who have applied within five years of graduation are eligible to apply for the scholarship for 10 years after graduation, or seven years after the first application. Application packets are available at the district office, 16359 Sussex Highway, Bridgeville, or by mail. Deadline for applications is May 1. For information, call Donna Henry, 337-7990.

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AAUW awarding scholarships BANKING IN SCHOOL - Greenwood Mennonite School opened its Delaware Bank at School program with a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 20. The Bank at School program is sponsored by Discover Bank and The Center For Economic Education and Entrepreneurship. Students in third through sixth grades will have the opportunity to make weekly deposits and will receive classroom instruction about saving money. The ribbon was cut by state Sen. Thurman Adams, center. Also pictured are, from left: Matt Chaffinch, Sharon Workman, Della Hoffman, Amy Walls, Macree Workman and Sherry Berman.

Kindergarten registration at Laurel set for April 3, 4 The Laurel School District will be registering kindergarten students for the 2007-2008 school year at Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary on April 3 and 4, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The staff will meet with parents of children who turn 5 on or before Aug. 31, 2007. Only a parent or guardian may enroll a child. Children do not need to attend at this time. Required documents are the child’s birth certificate, an updated shot record (even if additional shots are needed) and proof of residency, which can be the parents’ valid drivers’ license, a utility bill or

a rental agreement. In addition, the district requires medical insurance information, emergency contact numbers and any custody papers that apply. Enrollment packets are available to be picked up at the school prior to April 3. An open house for parents of prospective kindergarteners will be Monday, March 26, 9 to 11 a.m., and 1 to 3 p.m. Staff will be available to answer questions and tours of the school will be offered. Call 875-6140 for additional information.

The Western Sussex Branch of AAUW Scholarship is offering $1,000 scholarships to high school senior women who reside in the Delmar, Laurel, Seaford, or Woodbridge school districts. The applicants must be enrolling in a four-year college in the United States and working fulltime toward a BA or BS degree. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Applications are available in high school guidance offices. The application deadline is April 2. For further information, contact Ellen Wright at 629-9300.

Help for medical students The Human Resources Department of Nanticoke Health Services is now accepting applications on behalf of the NHS Auxiliary for three $5,000 scholarships.

Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, is offering a personal preparedness course. The course offers a common-sense approach to personal preparedness using the Federal Emergency Management Agency framework. Participants will learn to create a personalized plan of action for dealing with power interruptions, dangerous weather events and other types of disaster situations. Classes will meet Mondays, 6 to 9 p.m., for four sessions beginning March 19. For details, call 302-854-6966.

How to work with the elderly Working with Seniors A-Z is a new class being offered at Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. The course will provide training for those working with the elderly. Classes will meet Thursdays from 5:30-9:30 p.m., March 22 through mid-April. For details, call 854-6966.

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Jefferson School enrolling for next year The Jefferson School, Wilson Road in Georgetown, is enrolling new students for the 2007-2008 school year. Seats at the school are filled on a first come, firstserved basis until the classes are full. The school encourages students to be active participants in their education. Each day, children are involved in sensorial and concrete experiences which help to

form the foundation for learning. A testimonial to the success of the program is in the number of students who qualify to apply to the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. This past year, 47 percent of the students tested with the Stanford Achievement Test could apply because their scores were in the 95th percentile. For more information, call 856-3300.

Every abused/neglected child needs a Court Appointed Special Advocate to speak up for them in Family Court. Too many children are still waiting. You can help. Become a CASA Volunteer. Call Today. 302-855-7410, 7411 or 7415 Sussex Co. 302-672-1037 Kent Co. Apply by April 3, 2007 Training: April 17, 19, 23, 25, 27 CASA is a program of the Family Court of the State of Delaware

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Community Bulletin Board Model Train & Toy Show March 24

Events Easter Egg Hunt March 25 Laurel Post 19 American Legion annual Easter Egg Hunt, Sunday, March 25, 1 p.m. at Laurel Middle School playground for children 12 years and younger. Rain date is Sunday, April 1, at 1 p.m. same place.

Laurel Lions to hold Dinner Theater The Laurel Lions Club will hold its annual Variety Show on April 12-14. The theme this year is "Viva Las Vegas." The dinner theater night will be Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m. and will feature a three entrée buffet with dessert and beverage provided by "My Turn to Cook." The price for the dinner and show combination ticket is $17. Only advanced tickets will be sold! If you would like to make reservations to attend the dinner theater night on April 12, contact Brad Spicer at 875-7419.

Craft and yard sale March 24 The Galestown Church will have a craft and yard sale on Saturday, March 24, at the Galestown Community House. Chicken salad and oyster sandwiches will be available. For more information, call 410883-2149.

The annual Spring Hartly Fire Company will present a Model Train and Toy Show and Sale to be held at the Hartly Fire Hall Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be more than 140 tables of toys and trains Lionel, AM Flyer, Marx, Scale trains, ERTL, Hess trucks, farm toys, racing collectibles, Hot Wheels, Miniatures, Matchbox, pressed steel, Star Wars, and Fire Service Collectibles and an operating train layout. Tickets are $3, spouse $2, and children under 12 free w/adult. Easy parking. Breakfast and lunch served by Fire Company Auxiliary. Door prizes every hour. Call evenings and weekends 302-492-3755 for information.

Senior Center Open House March 15 Nanticoke Senior Center is celebrating 36 years of service and is inviting the public to an Open House on Thursday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m. The special speaker for the event will be Rep. Danny Short and special entertainment will be Earl Radding and Helen Lind. Door prizes and light refreshments will be available.

How to submit items Submit Bulletin Board items by Thursday at noon. Send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, email morningstarpub @ddmg.net or drop off at 628 West Stein Highway, Seaford. Items appear in both the Seaford and Laurel Stars. “Ships A’Hoy,” on Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24 at the Woodbridge High School auditorium. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are available from any Bridgville Lions Club member or at the door. Join us for an evening of family entertainment.

Free Rita's Water Ices On March 21, Ice + Custard = Happiness at Rita's Water Ice as they celebrate "The First Day of Spring" by giving away a free, 10-ounce Italian ice to every guest. In its 14th year, this annual Rita's tradition has become a true rite of spring, with

more than 3.5 million cups of ice given away since 1994. From noon until 9 p.m. on March 21, all of Rita's 400-plus locations will scoop out an estimated 640,000 cups of lipsmacking goodness.

Read Aloud Delaware March 27 Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, March 27, at 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

Vera Bradley Bingo The Laurel Lioness Club will present a Vera Bradley Bingo on March 27, at the Laurel Fire House, 10th Street, Laurel. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Plenty of great refreshments and door prizes. Tickets are $20 from any Lioness; at the door; or call Dianne Thompson, 302875-5126. All profits are put back into the community.

Lions club variety show The Bridgeville Lions Club proudly presents their 54th Annual Variety Show,

1st Annual

Dog Day Cow Cash Event Sponsored by the Laurel Alumni Association Laurel Middle School Central Ave. Laurel, Del. Field House & Football Field

Saturday, March 31, 2007 (Rain or Shine)

10 am- 3 pm • Sport Card / Memorabilia Show • Food Vendors • Silent Auction • Entertainment • Cow Drop (tickets now available)

COW DROP 1st Prize - $2500 Cash 2nd Prize - Weekend getaway at the Hyatt Chesapeake Resort

$10 Donation Proceeds benefit the

Laurel Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

Laurel High Football Teams Reunion Call 302-875-4851 for further info

Basket Bingo EXTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, March 17th “DOUBLE SESSION SUPER BASKET BINGO”

Benefit: Delmar VFW Building Fund

Delmar VFW Post #8276, 200 West State Street, Delmar, MD

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MORNING STAR ✳ MARCH 15 - 21, 2007

Town of Delmar spring cleanups

Genealogist program March 21

Miss Seaford pageant

The town of Delmar will hold cleanup days on April 10 and 11 in Delmar (Md.) and April 12 and 13 in Delmar (Del.). April 11 and 13 are the dates for the town's Public Works department to finish any streets they did not get to on April 10 and 12. Items such as tires, appliances with Freon, and propane will be picked up for a fee. Contact town hall to arrange for those items to be removed.

The Bridgeville Public Library's Genealogical discussion group will present a genealogy program on March 21, 7 p.m., at St. Mary's Episcopal Church on William Street in Bridgeville. Shirley A. Herndon will be speaking about Bounty Lands. Mrs. Herndon is a professional genealogist and is also an adjunct professor of art history at Wesley College in Dover. For more information contact the Bridgeville Public Library at 302-3377401.

Applications are now being accepted for the Seaford Lioness annual Miss Seaford pageant and the first 10 applications are being accepted for the Little Miss Seaford Pageant. The Pageants will be held on March 23, at the Seaford High School. Candidates must be freshmen, sophomores or juniors but do not have to attend Seaford schools. Candidates must live in the Seaford area. Winner will receive a small scholarship and a cash prize. For more information or to pick up an application contact Bonny Hastings at 841-4884, or stop by Cut n' Up Family Salon, 628-8150.

Delmar Kiwanis Club Easter egg hunt

Bingo

The Delmar Kiwanis Club will hold and Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m. at the Delmar High School football field. The rain date for the event, which is for children ages 1-10, is Saturday, April 7 at 1 p.m.

Basket Bingo March 24

Concerned Citizens spring yard sale

The Kiwanis Club of Seaford will present Basket Bingo Night on Saturday, March 24 at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club. Door open at 6 p.m., with games beginning at 7 p.m. The event will feature Longaberger baskets. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and are available from Kiwanis members, Soil Service, or the Star's office. Participants must be 18 to play. For more information, call 284-3701.

The Concerned Citizens of Delmar will be sponsoring a Spring yard sale on Saturday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the State Street park. The rain date for the event is Saturday, May 5. Contact Melane Boltz (302-846-3079) or Sharon Levadnuk (302-846-9574) for vendor information.

"A Casual Country Affair", dinner, dance, auction will be held March 23, 6-11 p.m. at Del. State Fairground, Harrington, in Exhibitors' Hall. Tickets available now through March 13, $25 a person, dinner buffet/hors d'oeuvres provided by Marilyn Smith Hastings, music by "Wild Horses"(country/50's60's), cash bar, live and silent auctions. There will be a surprise introduction at approximately 9 p.m. Come join the fun, very casual attire. For more information, call Paula Barto 629-5233.

Yard Sale March 24

Homemade Easter Eggs

St. John's UMC, Seaford, will hold their annual Vendor/Yard Sale on Saturday, March 24. Personal tables are available to rent for $10, and business tables are $20. Alternatively, items can be donated to St. John's Dorcas Circle for sale at their table (no clothing or shoes). To reserve a table or for more information, call 6280329.

Christ Lutheran Church is selling their Homemade Easter Eggs: Peanut Butter, Butter Cream, Coconut Cream, now through March 28. First ever and still the best on the shore, $3 each. Call 629-9755 or 629-9751.

EAC Basket Bingo April 5 The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, April 5, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Route 13A. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper and the 5" through 13" Round Keeping baskets as door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information call, 302-6296611, ext. 2417.

Auxiliary Basket Bingo The Delmar Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary will present a Longaberger Basket bingo on Thursday, April 19 at the Delmar Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Raffles: Dogwood Nested Plant Stand Set and Crock Basket Bundle, small, medium, large, and extra large. Refreshments will be provided. For tickets call Heather at 302-8463314 or Crista at 410-896-3773.

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Equine Council Fund Raiser

Two Chicks Barn Sale Local antique dealers will host a special spring barn sale on Friday, March 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, March 24, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, March 25, noon-4 p.m., featuring primitive and shabby chic furniture, antiques, collectibles, house- wares, great garden goodies, Easter items, and much more. Discover a wonderful world of affordably priced and delightfully displayed treasures in a restored 1940s barn at 36225 Columbia Road, Delmar, DE. 19940. Call 846-3137.

Mystery Dinner Theatre Mystery Dinner Theatre featuring The Mystery of Montley's Manor, on March 15 and 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Laurel Wesleyan

54th Annual Variety Show

Bridgeville Lions Club

Fudgie Wudgie chocolate show The NHS Auxiliary will present "Fudgie Wudgie," the gourmet chocolate and fudge road show on Friday, March 23, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gourmet fudge, pecan caramel turtles, chocolate covered marshmallow pops, pretzels gone wild, bark, chocolate covered Oreos and more. Proceeds will benefit Nanticoke Health Services.

GOLF Kiwanis Tournament Friday, June 8, is the date for the 21st annual golf tournament sponsored by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation, which was created to provide college scholarships to worthy and aspiring high school seniors. Thanks to enthusiastic participants and willing sponsors 44 students have been helped so far. Most have graduated. Last year’s winners are students at the University of Delaware, York College and at the University of Virginia. Mark your calendar and help the Kiwanis Club help deserving youth.

s p i h S y o h a’ Show Time 8 pm

Friday & Saturday

MARCH 23 & 24 All Seats $5.00

Woodbridge Senior High School Auditorium Laws St., Bridgeville, DE Tickets available from any Bridgeville Lions Club Member or at the door.


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Etc. Stay and Play Children from birth to age 4, as well as their parents, are invited to play together, listen to stories, learn new songs and finger plays and network with other families. Free. Now through May. Closed on school holidays. No registration required. Call Anna Scovel at 856-5239 for more information.Seaford Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Baseball Equipment Needed Any baseball equipment, used or unused, is needed for an Eagle Scout Project. Equipment will be collected, refurbished, and sent to the Dominican Republic. Contact Kirby Mills via email at terps19947@yahoo.com mailto:terps19947@yahoo.com, or by phone 1-302-690-2749 if you can be of any assistance.

Rabies Clinic A rabies clinic will be held at the SPCA, U.S. 113, Georgetown. All dogs must be on leash; all cats must be in carriers. The clinic will be held Friday, March 23, 10 a.m.noon. Rabies vaccination is $10; canine distemper, $12; feline distemper, $10; Bordetella (kennel cough) $10. This is a no-exam vaccination clinic that will be held monthly. Call for more dates, 8566361.

MORNING STAR ✳ MARCH 15 - 21, 2007 Church, Laurel. Costs $20 per an adult and $10 for children, 8 to 18 years old, includes dinner and show. A $5 charge for babysitting for children 7 and under includes dinner. This is open to the public. Proceeds benefit Laurel Wesleyan Youth attending International Youth Convention. Call the church office at 875-5380.

Tickets for the general public are $15 for adults and $10 for students and are available by calling 645-2013. Veterans may obtain their complimentary tickets by contacting Jack Emery at 934-6569.

Meetings Sussex County Airport meeting

Golden Dragons acrobats The Golden Dragons, the world's leading Chinese acrobatic troupe, will present an acrobatic and theatrical performance on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m., in the theatre of the Arts & Science Center at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Ticket prices for the performance are $22 for adults, $18 for students with ID (must be presented at time of ticket purchase), and $10 for children 12 and younger. The theatre will open at 1 p.m. and it is open seating. Tickets are available for purchase Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call 855-1617 to purchase by credit card or in person at Delaware Tech, Suite 109, Jason Technology Center.

Civil War and Beyond The Southern Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of John Ranney, has received two grants from the Sussex County Council which will enable the society to provide a limited number of complimentary tickets to local veterans for its spring concerts. Entitled, The Civil War and Beyond: a musical tribute to those who have served at home and abroad, the concerts will be performed at Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville on Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., and the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m. Joining the Choral Society will be the Chesapeake Brass Band, guitarist-composer Jeffrey Van of Minnesota, composerarranger Rosemary Galloway of Toronto, arranger Roo Brown of Lewes and bagpiper Henry DeWitt of Rehoboth.

The next regular meeting of the Sussex County Airport Committee will be Wednesday, April 4, at the Sussex County Administrative Offices Building, 22215 DuPont Highway (West Complex Rt. 113), Georgetown, at 6 p.m.

Olde Seaford Block Watch meets Olde Seaford Block Watch is holding a Neighborhood Meeting on Monday, March 19, a 7 p.m. at the Seaford Police Station. The program will be about protecting yourself from scams.

Trap Pond Partners, March 14 Trap Pond Partners’ monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. Call 302-875-5153

AARP Chapter #5340 Georgetown's AARP Chapter #5340 will meet April 2, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown with a luncheon at noon. Guest speaker will be Paula Schatz Marketing Manager of the Methodist Manor House. The topic of her talk will be retirement choices. Cost of the lunch is $15 per person. Call Anita Wright (302) 856-6215 for reservations that are needed by March 26. New members are welcome.

Widowed Persons Service The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, March 20, at 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Pat Malinchak speaking on

Bridgeville oldfashioned town meeting March 22 The Bridgeville Town Commission will hold an old-fashioned town meeting Thursday, March 22, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to bring the residents of Bridgeville up to date on a number of happenings in the town. From information on improvements planned for the U.S. 13 and U.S. 404 intersection, to news of the Heritage Shores Club House and Golf Course, the meeting will provide a wide variety of information on a number of topics. Representatives of the Nanticoke Hospital, the Bridgeville Library and the Woodbridge School District will be in attendance, as well as representatives of emergency organizations. The commission is also inviting all community-based organizations to attend and to bring information on becoming a member of the organization. Leaders of organizations can contact Peggy Smith to arrange to participate. In addition the commission intends to create a number of committees that will enhance the quality of life in Bridgeville. Sign-up sheets for the following committees will be available that evening: Citizens Advisory; Planning and Zoning Commission; Election Board; Economic Development; Parks and Recreation; Town Beautification; Neighborhood Watch; Emergency Planning, Commemorations and Celebrations; and Library. Beginning at 7 p.m. that evening, a public hearing on an annexation proposal for land located off Federalsburg Road will also be held.

"Growing up in the Military." All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

NARFE Chapter 1992 meeting Chapter 1992 (Georgetown) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold their next meeting on Monday, March 19, at noon, at the Flight Deck Restaurant located at the Georgetown Airport. Speaker for this meeting will be story teller Ed Okonowicz, sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Forum. All federal employees who wish to protect their retirement benefits are encouraged to become a member of this organization. For more information, call Les Martens, president, at 629-9789.

Equine Council meets March 19 The Delaware Equine Council will meet Monday, March 19, at the Harrington Public Library, Harrington, at 7 p.m. All those interested in horses are welcome! Questions, call Nyle, 422-4094, or Peggy, 629-5233.

Embroiders’ Guild meeting The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders’ Guild meets on the second Monday of the month, September through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. All levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced are welcome. Call 410-208-9386.

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

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

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Geologist to speak at Ag breakfast John Talley, director of the Delaware Geological Survey and state geologist, is the featured speaker at the Friends of Ag Breakfast on March 16 at 7:15 a.m. in Dover. Talley will discuss the occurrence and availability of ground-water resources in the coastal plain of Delaware and current and projected water demands for agricultural and non-agricultural water use. He will share his thoughts on potential conflicts that may arise from competing demands for water due to projected population growth during the next 25 years. The breakfast will be held at the Modern Maturity Center at 1121 Forrest Ave. in Dover. Cost is $15. To register, or for more information, call Alice Moore at 302-831-2504.

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

Trips AARP Trip to Tutankhamun Exhibit AARP Chapter #5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to the King Tutankhamun Exhibit at the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia, Pa. on May 15. The bus will leave Georgetown Square, East Market Street, near the Dollar General Store, at 8:30 a.m. and return to Georgetown at approximately 8:30 p.m. Lunch is on your own. The cost for each person is $52. RSVP by calling Hilda Parker at 856-2760 or Betty Schultz at 945-5721. Deadline date is March 31.

Seaford WPS Branson trip The Seaford WPS is sponsoring a nineday trip to Branson, Mo., May 3-11. The cost is $1,041 per person and includes bus transportation, eight nights lodging, eight breakfasts, eight dinners, eight shows, the Titanic Exhibit, Patch Collection Museum, Grants Farm and a guided tour of St. Louis including the Gateway Arch. All taxes, gratuities and luggage handling are also included. For more information contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.

Bus Trip to English Town, N.J. A Bus Trip to English Town, N.J., Saturday, April 7, at 5 a.m. from Bridgeville. From Hurlock, Md., 4 a.m. Price adults $25; children 12 years and under $12.50. For more information call Miss Paris Twyman, 1-410-754-9135 or Mrs. Melva Hill, 302-628-1242. Money due no later than Saturday, March 24. No Refund.

Caroline AARP plans trip The Caroline County AARP 915 will take a trip to San Antonio, Texas, for 11 days beginning March 16. It will include a four-night stay in San Antonio with 18 meals, a guided tour, visits to the San Antonio River Walk District, The Alamo, the Institute of Texan Cultures, LBJ Ranch, the San Antonio Missions and the IMAX theatre, which will show "The Price of Freedom," and much more. For more information or to register, contact Peggy Perry at 1-410-822-2314 or pegperry@ myshorelink.com.

Overnight Trip to Atlantic City Wicomico County Recreation, Parks and Tourism's Happy Timers organization

presents an overnight trip to the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The event, which is open to the public, will take place March 22-23. The cost for the two-day trip is $105 based on double occupancy which includes motor coach to and from the Wicomico Civic Center, one night of lodging, one meal, one free show ticket the night of arrival (if available) and two days of coin bonuses. Located on the boardwalk, the Tropicana is rated the best casino in Atlantic City and offers first class shopping and dining. For details call Sharon Engster at 410-548-4900, ext. 118.

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

Food Sussex Chix benefit dinner The Sussex Chix softball team will be holding a benefit dinner on March 23 and 24 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Woodbridge High School cafeteria. Menu will include Ham, baked fish, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, tossed salad, baked pineapple, cole slaw, rolls, desserts and beverages. Cost is $7.50 for tickets bought in advance, $8.50 at the door and $5 for children 12 and under. For more information, call Shawn Bowman 398-8273.

Appreciation Luncheon An Appreciation Luncheon honoring Sister Ruth Belle sponsored by Queen of Sheba Chapter #4, Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliation from Laurel, will be held Saturday, March 17, noon to 2 p.m., at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, Donation is $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 302629-3655.

Spaghetti Dinner The Greenwood Mennonite School Music Boosters are offering an all-youcan-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 17, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. There will be a variety of pasta sauces and desserts. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children age 4-12 or $30 per family. Children 3 and under are free, and takeouts are available. The Greenwood Mennonite School is located at 12802 Mennonite School Road. From Rt. 13, go east on Rt. 16, left on Rt. 36 and right on Mennonite School Road. For more information, call 349-4131.

Lenten fish dinners Fish dinners each Friday night through March 30 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church hall. Dinner runs from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Adults $7 and children $3. Includes

"heart smart" flounder (or fish sticks), macaroni and cheese, homemade cole slaw, greens beans, and a roll. Beverages for those eating in. Take-outs are available. Look for the sign in front of church. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

Breakfast Cafe VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. All are welcome.

Milford Unity BBQ The Milford Community Unity barbecue chicken dinner will be held Saturday, March 31, at the Carlisle Fire Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. A person from the Milford Community will be honored as a volunteer of the year. Local officials and celebrities will be serving the BBQ chicken dinner that includes potato salad and baked beans. Community clubs and organizations will have the opportunity to have a booth during the event. This event is made possible by Community Partners including Milford Parks and Recreation, and the Milford Moose Lodge. If you would like to nominate a volunteer or to have a booth call Gary Downes at 422-8863.

Reunions Laurel Class of 1997 Looking for addresses for the Class of 1997, who graduated from Laurel Sr. High School. Call or email Anissa Brittinghm at 875-0806, kaegenbritt@hotmail.com

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Free Tax Assistance AARP Tax-Aide is offering free tax counseling, preparation and efiling from Feb. 1 through April 15 for taxpayers of all ages with emphasis on those 60 and older. AARP Tax-Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will assist with personal tax returns at the following locations: • Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, 629-4939. • Seaford District Library, 402North Porter St., Seaford, 6292524. • Greenwood Public Library, Market and Mill streets, Greenwood, 349-5309. • Bridgeville Public Library, Market and Laws streets, Bridgeville, 337-7401. • Delmar Public Library, 101 North Bi-State Boulevard, Delmar, Del., 846-9894. • Laurel Public Library, 101 East Fourth St., Laurel, 875-3184. Evening appointments available at the Seaford District Library location only. All other locations are daytime appointments. Service is also available for homebound individuals.

Basket Bingo! The Seaford Kiwanis Club Basket Bingo is Saturday, March 24, at the Western Sussex County Boys & Girls Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Plenty of quality door prizes, special games and a 50-50. The Seaford Kiwanis members thank the local businesses for their support through basket sponsorships, door prizes and contributed services. Advance tickets available at the Seaford Star office (next to the Medicine Shoppe) at 628 Stein Highway, Seaford, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, March 23.


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‘Grease,’ one of the most special events to hit LHS Laurel teacher Karen Beck said that this I have been trying to include play caused “some of those kids to come Seaford, Delmar and the rest of the AT URPHY out of their shells. Some of them hardly community in my weekly column, ever say anything.” but this week I really feel it all It was a heart-warming Director Cass said in the program that happened in Laurel, at least over production of one of the most gratifying part of his job is seeing the weekend. A pageant at the fire students graduate who have learned what hall Saturday, another packed America’s favorite discipline, attitude, work ethic, goals and house for the the Gospel Café at musicals, done by a dediservice mean. That goal was accomCentenary Church and, despite becated group of young peoplished, Brian said. The song before intering snowed out for the initial ple with strong support mission, “Always Together,” gave everyWednesday, March 7, performance, from the entire school. one a great feeling. This group will be tothe Laurel High School musical gether always in the years to come, shar“Grease” played before sold out overall production, 20 percent of the ing a special Laurel memory. And they audiences Thursday, Friday and Saturday school, so I was told. How do I tell you were it! and a nice audience for Sunday’s makeup about a few of them when they are all deperformance. serving of recognition? This Saturday, March 17, a national Just how good was it? Consider what First off, I have to admit I had never holiday, St. Patrick’s Day (well it should Doris Marine said to me in the parking lot seen the movie or play before, but my wife be), Scott Reagan and crew from Reagan’s after the show: “I just saw this play someKay more than made up for it, having Auctions will auction off perhaps the where else and they did not hold a candle watched it probably 20 times. She even biggest collections of guns and other to this group. For their first year, this was knew the lines of some of the characters in weapons on Delmarva. The collection was hard to believe.” the property of Gene Koski, who passed Who gets credit for this, what many say the show, so the cast was on watch by an “expert.” Kay thought they did a terrific away last year. The sale, which will be could be one of Laurel High School’s job, as did everyone I talked to. held at the state fairgrounds in Harrington, proudest moments? I know everyone will Please look on the picture page for a has made big news all over the area and agree that this was a total cast and crew complete list of performers, but I must will bring buyers from all over. Hope performance. The props, costumes, songs, mention the work of first-time performer things go well, Scott! music, choreography, lighting, direction, Justin Edwards as Danny in the feature everything. It was a heart-warming proNow, my apologies to three great peoduction of one of America’s favorite musi- role. Edwards, along with Josh Lewis, Josh Palmer, Sierra Spicer, Kelsea Wilson ple I know. First, in my column last week cals, done by a dedicated group of young and the entire cast, made the 1950s come somehow I said Carol Warrington was a people with strong support from the entire alive again. sister to Shirley O’Neal, but in fact I school, including principal Dean Ivory, I guess I’m a little partial to “Eugene,” meant it to be sister-in-law. In the Friends teacher Ian Malone and custodian Mike played by Christian Rife. Eugene was a of the Library picture, I left out one great McCrea. 1950s “nerd” and although I don’t call my- lady, the president of the Friends of the LiSaid principal Dean Ivory, “This is one brary, Gerda Navirra. of the most special events I have ever been self an early nerd, Eugene’s dancing reminded me of some of my futile efforts. Not a peep from these special ladies involved with in my professional career.” Fallon Rice, a veteran performer and senior, was the “student director” and teacher Kim McManus was the stage director. Brian Cass was the executive producer and musical director. I think we should rename Brian “The Great MotivaMarch 16-18, 2007 tor,” because everyone will tell you that he certainly is. Gospel Meeting To Be Held At Laurel Church of Christ There were 100 people involved in the 1010 S. Central Avenue, Laurel, DE 19956 (302)875-7748

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have I heard. They know with me you get the full package. Louise Gregory and Robin Messick, of Bryan and Brittingham in Delmar, will host a horse owner’s workshop at the Delmar VFW on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. If you are a horse owner, or one who is interested in them, this is for you and you can still register by calling 846-9500. There are many prizes to be given away. You know I’ve always been a horse lover although my experience with them is very limited. I admire people such as Robin, Doris Marine and many others who have a pasture full of those beautiful animals. You know I always wanted to be a cowboy like Johnny Mack Brown, but like everything else I wanted to be, I never made it. Years ago (and you can laugh here), I would have been a great cowboy. Several of us from the East 6th Street neighborhood rode our bicycles over to the Bill Gordy farm just off Rt. 13, on the way to Hearn’s Crossroads to ride the farm’s two mules. (Well, I thought they were horses.) One of those mules got me caught in between the old Dutch Inn sign and the fence in the north corner of the pasture. It ripped my pants and my leg pretty good. End of my cowboy career. Whoa’ boy, that’s enough for this week. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to the thousands of Irishmen living on the eastern shore, and Ireland’s shore too, for that matter.

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OBITUARIES Lt. Col. Louis F. Thumser, Jr. (USAF, Ret.), passed away on March 1, 2007 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Johnson Thumser. He is survived by his current wife, Dorothy Holland Thumser of Bridgeville; and by his children, Ruth Ann Nagel (Jack) of New Carlisle, Ohio, Ric Thumser (Darla) of Vandalia, Ohio, Sue Moreland (Richard) of Fayetteville, Ga.; and by his grandchildren, Jenni Thumser of Okla., Jssee Thumser (Tracy) of Tipp City, Oh., and LaMonica Moreland of Fayetville, Ga.; and by his great grandchildren Arie Thumser and Lydia Thumser, both of Tipp City, Ohio; and by his brother, Allen Thumser (Jackie) of Daytona Beach Shores, Fla.

attending baseball games with the "Laurel Group." He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Faye W. Collins, and two sons, Craig and Scott Collins of Laurel. Also surviving are his sisters, Irene Outten and husband Bill of Harrington, Helen Mae Bennett and husband Richard of Laurel; and brothers: George J. Collins and his wife Marlene of Laurel and Herbert E. Collins and wife Faye of Seaford. Several nieces and nephews also survive him. A Graveside Service will be held at Odd Fellows Cemetery, West Street, Laurel, on Thursday March 15, 2007 at 11 a.m. Contributions may be sent to: Kent Sussex Industries, 301 W. Rehoboth Ave., Milford, DE 19963. Arrangements by the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel.

John J. Marine, 81

Grace A. Bailey, 91

Louis F. Thumser, Jr. 83

John J. Marine of Georgetown, and formerly of Brookview, Md., passed away surrounded by his loving family on March 9, 2007 at Harbor Healthcare and Rehab. Center, Lewes. He was a son of Wilber and Daisy Marine, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd and Robert Marine. Mr. Marine was retired from the Melvin Joseph Construction Company in Georgetown. A Veteran of the U.S. Army. He loved to be busy doing yard work. He is survived by his daughters, Joanne Shockley of Seaford, Debbie Justice and her husband Chris of Millsboro, and Kathy Moyer and her husband Keith of Millsobro; step-daughters, Brenda Pusey of Georgetown and Joan Munson of Michigan. Grandchildren, Lisa Kvilhaug and her husband Sean of Seaford, Kim Allen and her husband Mark of Laurel, Jennifer Justice of Dover, Pam Gallagher and her husband Joe of Lincoln; five great-grandchildren and two nephews. A Funeral Service was held Tuesday, March 13, at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. The Rev. Sam McWilliams officiated. Interment was in Brookview United Methodist Church Cemetery, Brookview, Md. Contributions may be made in his name to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Ward Linwood Collins, 71 Ward Linwood Collins of Laurel passed away on March 11, 2007 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. He was born on April 27, 1935 a son of Rubert and Nettie Collins. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Harriett Marine and Fannie Hastings. He attended Laurel High School and was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church near Laurel. He was a member of the Odd Fellow Lodge # 27, of Laurel and a past member of the Laurel Ruritan Club. Mr. Collins was a self-employed farmer for several years after which he was employed by the Delaware Department of Transportation before retiring in 2001. He was an avid fan of old western movies and especially those staring Roy Rogers. Ward took great pleasure in having met Roy before his death and visiting the museum with Roy and Trigger, his horse. He enjoyed, gardening and

Grace Ann Bailey of Preston, Md. passed away Monday, March 12, 2007 at the home of her son in Preston. Mrs. Bailey was born Jan. 22, 1916 in Sharptown, Md., the daughter of the late Henry and Carrie Hastings Dickerson. Her husband, Alfred Bailey, preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1967. She was a homemaker. She attended Grace Baptist Church in Hurlock and was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eldorado-Brookview Fire Co. She is survived by a son and daughterin-law, James R. Bailey and Janet, of Preston; a granddaughter, Susan B. Ortega and her husband, John, of Rhodesdale, Md.; two great-grandchildren, Danielle Ortega of Salisbury, Md. and Lance Corp. Matthew Ortega stationed at New Orleans, La.; a sister, Ruth Murray of Laurel; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. Funeral services are Friday, March 16, at 2 p.m. at the Framptom Funeral Home, P.A. in Federalsburg with Pastor Dave Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in Junior Order Cemetery in Preston. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday from 1-2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Grace Interim Ministries, c/o Robert Bridner, 550 S. Buck Horn Rd., Greenville, SC 29609.

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Anna E. West, 81 Anna E. West of Laurel passed away on March 12, 2007 at the Seaford Center in Seaford. Mrs. West was the daughter of the late Otto Bryan and Minnie Bryan. She is also proceded in death by her husband Daniel W. West in 1980 and a sister, Louise Gray. Anna was a retired owner/operator of her family farm and a retired secretary for the former Fowler and Williams Insurance of Laurel. She was also a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Laurel and the Broadcreek Grange. Survivors include a step-son, Alton D. West of Laurel; a nephew, Michael Gray of Bensalem, Pa.; two step-grandchildren; and 3 step-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel on Thursday, March 15 at 2 p.m. Friends and family may call one hour prior to the service. Internment will be held in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel.

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Letters Publisher right about abortion I, for one, am glad that Star publisher Bryant Richardson realizes that one’s stance on abortion is a key issue when deciding who you will vote for. Although there are exceptions, it tells much about what that person will do in regards to many other issues. Mr. Richardson’s stance is not “narrowminded” or “unenlightened,” but just the opposite. If a candidate is pro-abortion, it probably means he does not believe in the sanctity of human life. He probably does not believe that there is such a thing as absolute truth, or that certain behaviors are always right and others are always wrong. He will make decisions based on situational ethics — basically, what is best for him at that particular time. He will be looking out for what is in his best interest, without regard to the best interests of the people he is supposed to be representing. It seems like everyone complains about how “corrupt” politicians are these days, but it seems that very few voters are “enlightened” enough to know that one’s stance on abortion many times is an indicator of future political “corruption.” Donald Mitchell Laurel

Small town with a big heart This past month, my brother, Tom Brown, lost both his younger daughter Samantha and his wife Pegeen to two almost unbelievable sets of circumstances. When Tom and his family told me they were moving to Seaford, Del., I said: “Oh, that little town on US13.” How little I knew then, and how much I know now, about the town and the people of Seaford. That knowledge spans such a gap as to be unimaginable. The kindness and love shown not just to Tom and his daughter Annie, but to the entire Brown and O’Neill families, exceeds the limits anyone could or should

have expected. My heartfelt thanks for all you have done — and based on that experience, for what you will do for Tom and Annie in the future. May God bless all of you. If Seaford doesn’t have a town motto, maybe “Seaford — a small town with a big heart” would be perfect. Hugh M. Brown

Coalition supports cigarette tax The IMPACT Delaware Tobacco Prevention Coalition, representing more than 60 organizations and led by the Delaware Chapters of the American Lung Association, American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association, supports the cigarette tax increase proposed by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner. This measure would increase the excise tax on cigarettes by 45 cents. While this will raise the current excise tax from 55 cents to $1, Delaware’s tax remains below, or on par, with that of surrounding states (Pennsylvania, $1.35; New Jersey, $2.58; and Maryland, $1). The coalition supports an increase to move closer to the goal established in the Delaware Tobacco Control Plan. Higher cigarette taxes reduce smoking, especially among teens. Studies show that for each 10-percent increase in the price of cigarettes, youth smoking is reduced by about 7 percent and overall cigarette consumption by 3 to 5 percent. A 45cent per pack increase would prevent 4,600 Delaware kids from becoming smokers and decrease the number of youth who smoke by 8 percent. These statistics show that more can be done in Delaware. The excise tax increase on cigarettes is a step in the right direction to keep young people from ever starting smoking and to encourage adults to quit. Suchi Hiraesave Chairman IMPACT Delaware Tobacco Prevention Coalition

Delawareans owed $7.5 million in taxes Unclaimed refunds totaling more than $7.5 million are awaiting about 6,500 Delawareans who failed to file an income tax return for 2003, the Internal Revenue Service announced. In order to collect the money, a return must be filed with an IRS office no later than April 17, 2007. Nationwide, the IRS estimates about 1.8 million people may have unclaimed refunds totaling more than $2.1 billion. In Delaware, the IRS estimates that half of those who could claim refunds would receive more than $624. Nationwide, the IRS estimates that half of those who could claim refunds would receive more than $611. In some cases, individuals had taxes withheld from their wages, or made payments against their taxes out of self-employed earnings, but had too little income to require filing a tax return. Some taxpayers may also be eligible for the refundable Earned Income Tax Credit. In cases where a return was not filed, the law provides most taxpayers with a three-year window of opportunity for claiming a refund. If no return is filed to

claim the refund within three years, the money becomes property of the U.S. Treasury. For 2003 returns, the window closes on April 17, 2007. The law requires that the return be properly addressed, postmarked and mailed by that date. There is no penalty assessed by the IRS for filing a late return qualifying for a refund. The IRS reminds taxpayers seeking a 2003 refund that their checks will be held if they have not filed tax returns for 2004 or 2005. In addition, the refund will be applied to any amounts still owed to the IRS and may be used to satisfy unpaid child support or past due federal debts such as student loans. Current and prior year tax forms and instructions are available on the Forms and Publications page of the IRS Web site at IRS.gov or by calling 1-800-TAXFORM (1-800-829-3676). Information about the Earned Income Tax Credit and how to claim it is also available on IRS.gov. Taxpayers who need help also can call the toll-free IRS help line at 1800-829-1040.

Thanks for Brown fund-raiser A sincere thanks to everyone who made the benefit for Gerald Brown and his family on March 3 at the Laurel Fire Hall a huge success. It was a very rewarding experience for all of us involved, and we truly hope the money raised will help lift some of the financial burden of his illness. Thank you to all the businesses that donated food or items. Special thanks to Seaford Fire Department, Clear Channel Radio, The Mike And April show on Froggy 99.9, Stephanie Walker, Kenny and Kelly Willey, Bobby and Barbara Hearne, Gary Aaron, J. R. Adkins, Joe O’Neal’s Auction, Bret Morris, Brandon Givens, Todd Smith, Brandon Hearne, Brooks Hearne, Nick Munoz, Kelsey Willey, Ashley Willey, Emma Wheatman, Kayleigh Barnes, Rebecca Morris, Allison Funds, June Johnson and everyone who donated products, services, time and energy to this cause. If there is anyone who I have neglected to mention by name, please forgive me. All of your efforts were greatly appreciated. Lettie Ann Harold

Help victims of domestic violence We can all think of women throughout history — many well-known and many in our own families — who are symbols of the struggles and victories women have experienced in pursuing the rights to vote and obtain education and in promoting

civil rights. We are reminded of the progress women have made throughout Women’s History Month. Undoubtedly, our world is now, more than ever, a better place for women. But there is still much to be done. Through our work with our HopeLine phone recycling program, we meet thousands of women who have been touched by domestic violence. In fact, nearly one-third of American women report being physically or sexually abused by a partner. And 30 percent of Americans say they know a woman who has been physically abused by her partner in the past year. These are alarming statistics. Domestic violence is too often an issue that remains behind closed doors and raising awareness of this worldwide concern is the responsibility of all of us. So, talk to the women, girls and boys in your life about domestic violence and make sure that they have the resources to get help and information if they need it. It’s easy to support local organizations through programs like HopeLine that promote domestic violence prevention and awareness to benefit our communities. All it takes is the donation of an old wireless phone that you are no longer using. In honor of Women’s History Month, we should all make the call to make domestic violence history. Christine Baron President, Philadelphia Tri-State Region Verizon Wireless

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Food, music and ministry are on tap at Gospel Cafe By Lynn R. Parks This Saturday at the Gospel Café, volunteers will feed more than 200 people pork tenderloin, potato salad, applesauce, green beans and dessert. They will also dish out servings of gospel music and Christian preaching. And Carl Jones will be there. “I have only missed one Saturday since I started going in October,” said Jones, 68, a Seaford-area farmer. “This is one of the best things that have happened in this area in a long time. A lot of people are enjoying it and at the same time are being exposed to the Lord.” “You can feel God’s presence there,” said Gloria Miller, who helps to prepare the food. “There is good food and there are good people there. We really have a good time.” The Gospel Café, which celebrated its first anniversary last weekend, meets every Saturday beginning at 5:15 p.m. in Centenary United Methodist Church, Laurel. It is the brainchild of musician Bruce Willey, 58, Laurel, who plays there every week.

“When we first started meeting, we had 40 or 50 people there,” said Willey. “Last week, we had 200 or better. That means more people are getting to know the Lord.” At first, Willey said, the café featured just food and gospel music. “But after three weeks, I got to thinking that if something happened to the people after they left the café, I hadn’t given them anything but entertainment. I knew that we needed to give them a chance to come to the Lord.” So now, each service features a Bible reading by the Rev. John Van Tine, minister at the church, and a sermon by Jeff Premo, a member of the church. But the bulk of the evening is music. Willey, who at one time played on the road with musicians including Ronnie Dove and Conway Twitty, performs his own compositions. Mary Ann Young and her husband, Tex, are also regular performers. “It is without a doubt the best place I’ve ever seen, where people can express their feelings for each other,” said Mary Ann Young. “The spirit of the place is

wonderful. We laugh together, we cry together; it’s the most uplifting place I’ve ever been.” The evenings also feature guest performers. On March 24, Voices of Harmony and the Living Lights will sing for a ’60s-era sockhop; on April 28, the Gospel Café will move outside for a community barbecue. The café will celebrate Armed Forces Day on May 19 with a salute to American troops. “There is really a lot of love in that place,” said Willey. Nancy Willey, Bruce’s wife and his partner in their All About Real Estate magazine, said that her husband works very hard to organize each meeting of the Gospel Café. “It is definitely his passion and his love,” she said. “We both get exhausted but it is a good exhaustion.” “The café helps restore my faith for the week,” said Miller, Bruce Willey’s cousin. She gets help in the food preparation from her sisters Tammy Alexander, Mardela Springs, Md., and Beverly Vickers, Delmar; her niece, Angie Martens, Delmar; her mother, Juanita Webster, Delmar; and her great aunt, Elizabeth

For your information: The Gospel Café meets every Saturday in Centenary United Methodist Church, Laurel. Dinner starts at around 5:15 p.m. and the music starts at around 6 p.m. There is no admission, but donations toward the cost of the food are accepted. For more information, call Centenary, 875-3983. Niblett, Delmar. Her brother, Laurence Alexander, Mardela Springs, also lends a hand; in fact, he is the one who is preparing the pork tenderloin this Saturday. “This is really a group effort,” Gloria said. Willey said that he is thrilled at the community’s response to the Gospel Café. “We have children there as well as older people,” he said. “It is a beautiful thing to see. I hope that the Lord lets it continue. But if he closes it today, it’s been a success because I know that we have brought a lot of people to the Lord. It gives me chills to think about the Lord picking somebody like me to do this.”

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Resident receives help from mentor By Robert Marx Ninth in a series We have been following a Seaford Mission resident named "Matthew.” Please be assured that "Matthew" is not his real name. The fictitious name is used to protect this resident’s identity. This week we will meet one of the mission volunteers who brought a vital skill to the mission. Matthew has completed week six and says, "I am amazed I made it this far.” Looking back, he realizes that the time passed more quickly than he anticipated. He recognizes that his studies are changing his life. Matthew feels that his past life was lived in the darkness, but since coming to the mission he has moved into the light. With one more week to go, he is thinking about getting a job, with help from the mission, and going to work. The confi-

dence he has gained through his classes, and his belief in God, hopefully will carry him through this transition. In addition to working, he can see himself studying for a career in counselling and psychotherapy. Mentoring is a vital skill for volunteers at the mission. The Rev. Joe Roszin is pastor of Bethany United Methodist Church east of Laurel. He has brought his years of prison mentoring experience to the mission. “Pastor Joe” teaches a course in basic mentoring produced by Prison Fellowship Ministries. He has adapted the course to the needs of the mission and teaches it to the volunteers there. Christian mentoring is defined as a relational learning process in which the mentor helps the mentored reach his God-given potential. It is accomplished through a continuous interplay between mentor and mentoree. Goals are established, examined and worked toward. Obstacles are identi-

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fied and removed and achievements are celebrated. Mentors provide the caring relationship that can make a difference in the mission resident’s life. Mentors learn that ultimately, God provides the spiritual growth, but the mentor does the planting and watering. The mission could use more mentors. Pastor Joe would like to see each resident have at least one mentor. The first step, as experienced mentor Lou Everline will tell you, is to pray, pray and pray. The next step is to talk to your pastor. Mentors are literally on the front lines of spiritual warfare. Your pastor can help you decide if you have a calling to be a mentor. The Mission can always use your help as a volunteer. As Pastor Joe says, "You can never get enough help, or enough love.”

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War in Iraq touches our community once again The families in this area have indeed paid a high price for the war in Iraq. Three soldiers from Seaford, one from nearby Federalsburg, Md., and now one from Delmar have given their lives. The latest casualty is Thomas Latham of Delmar, Md., a 2002 graduate of Wicomico High School. A report on his death came in at presstime and is detailed below. The three heroes from Seaford are: • Spc. Ryan P. Long, 21, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, who was killed when a car bomb detonated at a checkpoint southwest of Haditha Dam in Iraq on April 3, 2003. • Cpl. Cory L. Palmer, 21, died May 6, 2006, at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, from wounds received while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq, on May 1, 2006. • Lance Cpl Richard James, 20, of the US Marines was shot and killed in Ramadi on May 13, 2006 in Iraq. Manuel Antonio Ruiz, a hospital Corpsman Third Class Petty Officer, of Federalsburg, Md., died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 as a result of a helicopter crash while defending our freedom in Iraq.

BRYANT RICHARDSON

We have many heroes among us. Five from this area have made the supreme sacrifice. A recent article in the News Journal entitled, “Small towns, like Seaford, bear brunt of war,” has attracted the interest of some national news outlets. In the past week, a reporter from the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and National Public Radio have spoken to us at the Star about our local heroes and the impact on the area. We have many heroes among us. Five from this area have made the supreme sacrifice while fighting in the Middle East, so that the battlefield will not be on the streets of our cities and towns. The Bible teaches us, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 To the families of these heroes, we owe a debt of gratitude. We will not forget their sacrifice and will always honor the memory of their sons.

Delmar soldier, 23, dies when Humvee is bombed By Lynn R. Parks A Delmar man has been killed while serving in Iraq. On Tuesday, the Department of Defense announced that Sgt. Thomas L. Latham, 23, was killed March 11 when an improvised explosive device exploded near the Humvee in which he was riding. Latham was part of the 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Drum, N.Y. He was assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment. Latham, who grew up in Delmar, Md., joined the Army in 2002, right after graduating from Wicomico High School, Salisbury, Md. He served a tour of duty in Afghanistan and was sent to Iraq in August. Latham’s sister-in-law, Sarah Guy, said Wednesday morning that “Tommy Lee” and her sister, Rachel, met when they

were both students at Wicomico Middle School, Salisbury. Rachel lives in Delmar, Md., with their children, Caleb, 6, and Ariel, 2. “Rachel has been telling everybody how Tommy Lee was a great dad,” said Sarah. “He was so good with both the kids.” Sarah, who also graduated from Wicomico High School, said that Latham was in several of her classes. “We were always friends,” she said. “He was fun to be around.” Sarah said that the family was informed of Latham’s death Sunday evening. As of Wednesday morning, funeral arrangements were not complete. Latham’s body is expected to arrive at the Dover Air Force Base, Dover, late this week, Sarah said. She said that the funeral will probably be held at Emmanuel Wesleyan Church east of Salisbury. Burial will be in a military cemetery.

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How to Fight Identity Fraud

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Protection Let’s face it. Using credit and debit cards has added a convenience to our daily lives that many consider priceless. Globally, there are more than 2 billion Visa and MasterCard accounts. And, between 1999 and 2004, debit card transactions alone nearly tripled from 6.6 billion to 18.3 billion. The convenience, however, comes with a responsibility that many may easily overlook, according to the PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. It’s the need for card users to understand how best to protect themselves from those who want to gain access to personal data to, among other things, steal cash, make unauthorized purchases or establish new lines of credits in the victims’ name. Identity theft is a crime in which an imposter wrongfully obtains select pieces of someone else’s personal information such as a driver’s license, Social Security Number, or account number. Pretending to be that person, the thief may try to open new accounts, apply for credit, drain existing accounts or run up bills. The victim’s credit history may be compromised, putting them in the position of having to clear their good name. Even with the growth of electronic commerce, law enforcement officials report that in many cases information is stolen in some pretty unsophisticated ways such as digging through discarded trash. Data also may be stolen from outside mailboxes, through telemarketing scams, computer hacking and by workers in retail establishments or other institutions who illegally secure and sell it. In 2005, the Department of Justice reported that 3.6 million U.S. households, about three out of every 100, reported being victims of identity theft. Fortunately, the dollar amount lost to criminals who stole identities dropped 11.5 percent in 2006. While the figure of $49.3 billion is still large (Javelin Strategy & Research), the decline may reflect increased vigilance among consumers and businesses. Here are some key steps you can take to safeguard against these types of crimes. While this list of tips is not exhaustive, just implementing a few of them can help reduce your chances of being a target. Managing Personal Data Shred all personal and financial information — such as bills, bank statements, ATM receipts and credit card offers — before throwing them away.

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Laurel Star Advisory Board Dale Boyce Sandy Davis Toni Gootee H. Robert Hickman Jane Hudson Linda Justice Albert Jones Kendal Jones Mike Lambert

Guest Column Keep your personal documentation, such as a birth certificate, Social Security card, and your bank and credit card records in a secure place. Review your credit reports annually. Caring for Cards Limit the number of credit cards and other personal information in your wallet or purse. Be aware of your surroundings when using your Personal Identification Number (PIN). Match receipts against monthly bills and statements to spot unauthorized charges. Report lost or stolen credit cards immediately. Call the post office immediately if you are not receiving mail. Consider closing inactive accounts. Be sure to select a bank that offers a debit or credit card that protects your finances in the event of fraudulent activity. Sign up for online bill payment. Evidence supports that this is the most secure route to paying credit card, utility and other bills. Communicating with Care Never respond with personal or account information to an email, letter or a caller claiming to be from your financial institution. Your bank would never ask you to provide data it already has. If you get an inquiry like this, immediately report it. If you suspect that you are a victim of identity theft, immediately contact your financial institution or The Federal Trade Commission www.ftc.gov or 1-877-FTCHELP). Note The Star would like to give special thanks to The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. for providing the information found in this article. For more helpful information on protecting yourself against identity theft and fraud, visit www.pnc. com and click on PNC Banking Online. Or, visit any PNC bank branch and speak with a representative. The sooner you begin using these measures, the sooner you can feel confident that you are working to protect yourself and the convenience you have come to rely on.

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Seven-Day forecast for Western Sussex County Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Tides Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, a shower; breezy

Cooler with rain possible

Windy with clouds and sun

Partly sunny

An afternoon shower

Sunny

Colder with plenty of sunshine

70/42

53/38

49/33

50/32

53/39

59/26

45/40

Almanac Statistics through Tuesday March 13 at Georgetown, Delaware

Temperatures

Precipitation

High for the week . . . . . . . . . . . . 66° Low for the week . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8° Normal high . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52° Normal low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32° Average temperature . . . . . . . . 34.5°

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0.21” 0.68” 1.74” 6.96”

Smyrna 68/39 Dover 66/39

Time 1:40 p.m. 4:39 a.m. 1:56 a.m. 6:58 a.m.

Date May 15 May 27 June 12 June 24

Perigee Apogee Perigee Apogee

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Rise .7:15 a.m. .7:13 a.m. .7:11 a.m. .7:10 a.m. .7:08 a.m. .7:07 a.m. .7:05 a.m.

New Mar 18

Harrington 68/40

Time 11:11 a.m. 6:02 p.m. 1:08 p.m. 10:26 a.m.

Milford 68/40 Greenwood 69/40

Lewes 65/40

Bridgeville 70/42

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

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Set .7:09 p.m. .7:10 p.m. .7:11 p.m. .7:12 p.m. .7:13 p.m. .7:14 p.m. .7:15 p.m.

High 3:00 p 3:57 p 4:49 p 5:37 p 6:24 p 7:11 p 7:59 p

Low 9:27 p 10:18 p 11:05 p 11:51 p —1:11 p 2:03 p

High 2:22 p 3:19 p 4:11 p 4:59 p 5:46 p 6:33 p 7:21 p

Low 8:49 p 9:40 p 10:27 p 11:13 p 11:58 p —1:25 p

Vienna, MD

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

Date March 19 April 3 April 17 April 30

Day High Low High Low Thurs. 11:41 a 5:41 a —- 6:34 p Fri. 12:01 a 6:43 a 12:38 p 7:25 p Sat. 12:59 a 7:39 a 1:30 p 8:12 p Sun. 1:51 a 8:33 a 2:18 p 8:58 p Mon. 2:40 a 9:26 a 3:05 p 9:43 p Tues. 3:29 a 10:18 a 3:52 p 10:29 p Wed. 4:18 a 11:10 a 4:40 p 11:16 p

Sharptown, MD Shown is Thursday’s weather. High Low Temperatures are Thursday’s highs Day and Thursday night’s lows. Thurs. 2:16 a 8:34 a Fri. 3:20 a 9:36 a Sat. 4:18 a 10:32 a Sun. 5:10 a 11:26 a Mon. 5:59 a 12:19 p Tues. 6:48 a 12:36 a Wed. 7:37 a 1:22 a

Apogee and Perigee

Perigee Apogee Perigee Apogee

Nanticoke River Roaring Point, MD

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

First Mar 25

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Rise .5:20 a.m. .5:54 a.m. .6:25 a.m. .6:52 a.m. .7:19 a.m. .7:47 a.m. .8:17 a.m.

Full Apr 2

Set . .3:11 p.m. . .4:27 p.m. . .5:43 p.m. . .6:59 p.m. . .8:16 p.m. . .9:34 p.m. .10:53 p.m.

Blades 70/42

Georgetown 70/41 Concord 70/42 Laurel 70/42 Delmar 70/42

Millsboro 70/41

High 1:38 a 2:42 a 3:40 a 4:32 a 5:21 a 6:10 a 6:59 a

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

High 4:19 a 5:12 a 6:02 a 6:51 a 7:39 a 8:27 a 9:15 a

Low 7:56 a 8:58 a 9:54 a 10:48 a 11:41 a 12:33 p 12:44 a

Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach 60/40

SEAFORD 70/42

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

Bethany Beach 57/39 Fenwick Island 61/42

Last Apr 10

Low 10:36 a 11:27 a 12:14 p 12:29 a 1:21 a 2:13 a 3:05 a

High 4:36 p 5:29 p 6:20 p 7:10 p 7:59 p 8:49 p 9:39 p

Low 10:38 p 11:35 p —12:59 p 1:43 p 2:28 p 3:14 p

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