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News FRAUD - The Laurel School District held a press conference Tuesday afternoon following the release of the State Auditor’s report on the district’s former finance director. Page 4 SPRING - See the Spring home Improvement section in this week’s Star for some new ideas. HEROES - Giving the kids a great Little League experience . Page 8 AUCTION - Collectible car in Nanticoke Health Services auction. Page 13 36
POLICE - Drugs, accidents and shootings. Page
HUMANE - Delaware SPCA reduces euthanasia rates by over 70%. Page 47 BUSINESS - Scott’s Furniture among SBA Small business winners. Page 6
EGG HUNT - Delmar children race to collect eggs in the Delmar Kiwanis Club’s annual Easter egg hunt which took place last Saturday at Delmar High. See page 48 for more pictures. Photo by Mike McClure
LAUREL YOUTH SPORTS - The Annual Laurel Youth Sports Basketball Tournament took place last weekend in Laurel. Photos begin on page 39. 2-0 - The Laurel varsity softball team opened the season with a pair of wins last week. Page 39 LAUREL STARS OF THE WEEk- A Delmar baseball player and a Laurel softball player are this week’s Laurel Stars of the Week. Page 41
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Police in Laurel are seeking info on ‘Craigslist’ crimes By Tony E. Windsor In addition to traditional catalysts for crime, such as dark alleys and “seedy” areas of towns, police are being exposed to an entirely new crime frontier – the Internet. More and more, law enforcement is seeing crimes committed after individuals have been in communication on the computer. Recently, this type of crime has hit close to home as Laurel Police are now investigating two robberies that came about as the result of ads posted on Craigslist. The Laurel Police Department is asking for the public’s help in two recent armed robbery cases. Both of these robberies occurred in Wexford Village in Laurel. According to Det. Sgt. Derrick Callaway, Laurel Police Department, the first robbery occurred
on March 24, at about 12:30 am. The victim, an unidentified man had responded to an ad on Craigslist for a car. The man was directed by the ad to respond to Wexford Village to see the vehicle. Once the victim arrived at Wexford Village he was robbed at gun point by two black males. Before fleeing on foot the suspects were able to get an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects are described as a black male, about 5-feet 10-inches tall, wearing a white scream mask and armed with a handgun and a black male, about 5-feet eight-inches tall, wearing a black mask and armed with a shotgun Callaway said a second robbery occurred on March 30, at about 3:30 pm. The victim in this case also answered an ad on Craigslist for a car. This victim was also instructed
to respond to Wexford Village to see the vehicle. Once the victim arrived he was met by two black males. The victim in this case attempted to fight back; however two or three additional males joined in the fight and held him down. The victim said one of the assailants told him that he had a gun. At that point the man stopped fighting his attackers. The suspects were able to get an undisclosed amount of money prior to running away. A witness to the robbery told police that the assailants may have gotten into two separate red vehicles. Callaway said he has been in contact with the Delaware State Police High-Tech Crimes Unit and the Wicomico Sheriff’s Department in an attempt to find out if any other crimes Continued on page 5
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was very ecstatic and I was very pleased to get accepted.” The teachers will be housed at the University of Alabama and will take part in a number activities. Mills says he is looking forward to meeting the other teachers and hopes to gain insight from teachers from other countries on what they are doing in the areas of math and science. “The relationships that I’ll establish with the people that are down there is the most important thing,” Mills said. Mills has been teaching middle school science at Delmar Middle and Senior High School since 1996. The former Delmar Teacher of the Year (19992000) is hoping to use his experience this summer to inspire his students. “My goal is to see what I can do to Major William Mills get the kids inspired in science and technology, especially in space exploration,” said Mills, who hopes to Inspire to be the next generation of astronauts and scientists. Bill was selected by the U.S. Air Force to complete a yearlong professional development course at the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC, in 2008. He enlisted in U.S. Army Intelligence in 1980, where he served more than six years before supporting security and intelligence
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Miss and Little Miss Laurel Pageant The Laurel Exchange Club will sponsor the 2010 Miss and Little Miss Laurel Pageant at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, in the Laurel Sr. High School Auditorium. Practice will be held the night before the pageant. Tickets are $5; the contestant and one parent are free and children five and under free. To qualify for Big Miss, you must be at least age 15 but not 18 by Sept. 1, and a sophomore or junior in high school in good standings with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Little Miss must be at least age 4 but not 7 before Sept. 1. Contestants must live in the 19956 school district or attend the Laurel school district. Applications are available for Big Miss at Laurel High School and Little Miss at PL Dunbar Elementary. Both applications are available at the Laurel Chamber, Laurel Public Library, Todd’s Tax Service and by calling Barbara Cross at 875-3753. All applications must be in by April 10, no exceptions. New this year is a fundraiser in our program booklet to wish your contestant luck. Cost is $10 for 100 letters and spaces. Deadline to place an item in the program booklet is March 22.
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wITCh - Pictured (l to r) during the Delmar High School Drama and Chorus Department’s production “Into the Woods” are: Little Red (Raven Neubert), Jack (Chris Raglin), Witch (Subrina Shockley), and Jack’s mother (Chelsea Brown). Photo by Mike McClure
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB DONATION - A $500 check was presented to Chris Otwell (right), program director of the Laurel Boys and Girls Club, from Gary L. Pope, district manager for the United Insurance Company of America, and Courtney Lewis, agent toward the club’s annual fund drive.
principal Cristy Greaves. “We just need to do better for our kids.” The total cost of the proposed referendum is $137,036,300 with a local share of $35,629,500. The district will hold a rally on the high school lawn (inside if it rains) on March 30. The state auditor’s office sent its findings from the investigation of Hitch’s alleged misappropriation of funds to the school district last Tuesday. The district has 10 business days to respond to the eight findings and must specify how it will correct the issue. The auditor’s findings will be released to the public following a March 30 exit meeting with the board president and superintendent. The auditor’s office will work hand in hand with the attorney general’s office if it decides to take action following the release of the report. The board voted unanimously in favor of hiring Megan Mitchell as the district’s new business manager. It also voted to approve the retirement request of Assistant Superintendent Linda Schenck. Intermediate School principal Susan Whaley reported that the school placed ninth in the state on the DSTP science test with 79 percent of students meeting or exceeding state standards. The school finished ahead of its neighboring school district’s in social studies with 74 percent of students meeting or exceeding state standards (fourth in state). Laurel High principal Dean Ivory recognized the following students for their accomplishments: Liz Mancini and Carrie Gambrill- fifth place out of 60 teams in the Science Olympiad, Mission Possible
competition; Sierra Spicer- finalist for the 2009-10 Coca Cola Scholars program (one of 250 in country); Chris Cutsail- fourth in state wrestling tournament and 100th career win; Justin Rife- fourth in state tournament; Tomorrow Briddell- second Laurel High female basketball player to score 1,000 career points; and Cory Cutsail- Hugh O’Brien Leadership award recipient. The district will hold a special meeting on Thursday at the distict office. The financial status report and district calendar are on the agenda for public session.
Megan Mitchell, a graduate of Cape Henlopen, was approved as the Laurel School District’s new business manager during last week’s school board meeting. Photo by Mike McClure
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In an effort to aid local non-profit organizations, March has been designated as “Charity Month at the Brick” by Brick Hotel owners Ed and Lynn Lester. Every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in March, a different group will receive $1 from each drink sold at the bar as well as 25 percent of the drink tips for their designated evening. Monday night, March 29, representatives from the Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) will take over the bar at “The Brick” in an effort to raise money for the organization’s community service foundation. A trio from SCAOR will spend the evening serving drinks, making friends and benefitting one of their own worthy causes. Funds raised on March 29 will be used to benefit programs supported by SCAOR’s community service foundation, including the construction of a Habitat for Humanity house in Milton and another program benefitting foster children who are aging out of the system. Joining King and Dean behind the bar on March 29 is Bill Lucks, former presi-
dent of SCAOR and managing broker for Sperry Van Ness/Miller Commercial Realty in Rehoboth Beach. In addition to SCAOR, groups benefiting from March events at the Brick Hotel include La Esperanza, Possum Point Players, Beebe Medical Center, CAMP Rehoboth and Children & Families First. To learn more about the Sussex County Association of Realtors, or about the work of its community service foundation, visit the organization’s newly revamped website at www.scaor.com.
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MORNING STAR • MARch 25 - 31, 2010
New heart procedure saving patients close to home By Lynn R. Parks
Awilda Vidal-Halsey couldn’t describe what was wrong. But she knew that she needed medical care. “I was cold, I was sweaty,” said the 51-year-old resident of Greenwood. “I felt like I was going to pass out. I lay down every way I could on the bed — I tried everything and didn’t feel any better.” An hour after she started feeling badly, she called for an ambulance. When volunteers with the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department arrived, she was sitting on a kitchen chair. Tests that the volunteers gave her didn’t show that anything was wrong. They canceled a call for county paramedics. “They asked me if I could walk to the ambulance and I said, ‘Sure,’” she said. Vidal-Halsey arrived at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford at about 2:50 the afternoon of Jan. 30. She was given an electrocardiogram and within 10 minutes, at around 3 p.m., a call went out for the hospital’s emergency cardiac intervention team. Within another 10 minutes, the team, headed by cardiologist Ivan Pena, was in place. And a quarter of an hour later, 39 minutes after she had come into the emergency department, the clot that had been blocking blood flow to her heart muscles, and causing her to have a heart attack, had been eliminated. “The team was able to restart blood flow and stop the heart attack,” said Peter Rosen, director of cardiac services at Nanticoke. A clot forms when plaque builds up on an artery to the point that blood has difficulty getting through. The blood, forced to squeeze through a smaller and smaller opening, slows down and eddies, eventually to the point that it forms a clot. That clot means that virtually no blood can get through the artery and the heart muscle
cells that depend on the oxygen that blood carries to them start to die. “The blood clot becomes the final brick in the wall,” Rosen said. Doctors treated Vidal-Halsey’s blood clot with balloon catheterization: A catheter is inserted into an artery in the groin and pushed through the artery into the heart. At the site of the clot, doctors inflate a small balloon carried into the artery by the catheter. The balloon pushes the plaque to the sides of the artery, allowing the clot to pass and blood flow to resume. Doctors then put in place a stent, a tiny tube of non-magnetic wire mesh, at the former site of the clot to hold the plaque in place. Vidal-Halsey said that during the procedure, she was moderately sedated. “The patients are a little sleepy, but aware enough that they can answer questions and participate if they need to,” Rosen said. The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have established a goal of 90 minutes for “door to balloon,” the time that elapses between a heart attack patient reporting to an emergency department and elimination of the blood clot. The average door to balloon time at Nanticoke, said Rosen, is 58 minutes. This procedure has been available at Nanticoke just since Oct. 1, when Pena joined the cardiology practice of doctors Alicea, Buenano, Laurion and Simons. Before Pena, patients reporting to the Nanticoke emergency department with a heart attack caused by a blockage may have been put back on the ambulance and taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Rosen said. Or they may have been given a drug to eliminate the clot, which would probably mean that a second procedure, to put stents in place, would be required. Pena, who is always on the cardiac intervention team, has performed 150
‘Reaching Out’ grants helps vets The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization selected Delaware Hospice as one of six hospices in the United States to receive a second “Reaching Out” grant to help meet the needs of rural and homeless veterans. This $30,000 grant will enable the organization to continue its partnership with the Delaware End-of-Life Coalition, the Wilmington VA Medical Center and the Delaware Veterans Home to advocate for veterans nearing end-of-life. Project Director, Rebecca Nelson, M.Ed., B.A., stated, “Delaware’s veteran population has grown during the past decade to approximately 84,000, with 37,500 living in rural areas and an estimated 550 veterans are homeless.” Through funding of this initiative, Delaware Hospice and its partner organizations will work to increase the number of homeless and rural veterans who use the hospice and palliative care benefit through several activities. “We plan to continue to educate homeless shelter employees and first responders, including paramedics and police, regarding the identification of veterans and the referral process to the VA system.
Educating healthcare providers about the special needs of veterans will help improve end-of-life care for this population. An additional goal is to make more veterans aware of the benefits of hospice care through educational programs and distribution of literature in targeted locations,” said Nelson.
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Awilda Vidal-Halsey, Greenwood, credits the cardiac intervention team at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford with saving her life. Above, she stands with Peter Rosen, director of cardiac services at the hospital. Photo by Lynn R. Parks
procedures since his arrival here. Twentytwo of those, like Vidal-Halsey’s, were in emergency situations. “The numbers that we have seen were about what we expected,” Rosen said. “We knew that there were a lot of patients who needed to have this done and who were having to go elsewhere. Now, those patients can stay closer to home.
“And I know that these people are getting great care,” he added. “This is my team and I know what they are doing. I would not hesitate to put any member of my family or myself in their care.” “They were my angels,” said VidalHalsey, who sent Pena and the hospital thank-you notes after she got home. “They certainly saved my life.”
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MORNING STAR • MARch 25 - 31, 2010
Police Journal Man wanted for two robberies
On March 17 at 4 p.m., Seaford Police responded to the Rite-Aid located on Stein Highway in Seaford for a reported robbery. Officers determined that a male victim, 59, of Seaford, was approached from behind by the suspect while inside Chambers the store. The suspect was able to grab the victim’s wallet then fled the store in an unknown direction. At 6:30 p.m., Seaford Police responded to the Valero Shore Stop on Stein Highway for a reported robbery. Officers interviewed the female victim, 70, of Seaford, who advised that while pumping gas, a white male subject approached her and stole her purse from inside her vehicle. The suspect fled in a gray two door passenger vehicle with temporary registration. Officers searched the area and located a gray two door passenger vehicle matching the suspect vehicle in a field west of Atlanta Road in Seaford. Detectives responded and were able to link the suspect, James R. Chambers, 38, of Smyrna, to both incidents and warrants are on file for his arrest. He is wanted for second degree robbery and first degree robbery of a victim who is 62 or older. The Seaford Police Department is asking anyone with information about this crime to contact them at 629-6644 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at www.tipsubmit.com. Delaware Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person or persons involved.
(victim) who advised he was just threatened by a person with a handgun stemming from an aggressive driving incident. The victim advised he was traveling northbound on Route 7 when he observed a blue Subaru Impreza driving aggressively. He positioned himself behind the vehicle so that he could get the tag number and he dialed 911. The vehicle came to a stop on Valley Road in Hockessin and the front seat passenger, later identified as Jeffrey Winnington, 25, of Hockessin, got out and ran into a residence. The driver, later identified as Michael Kulik, 24, of Greenville, then got out and also walked into the house. Moments later the passenger, Winnington, came out of the house armed with a silver handgun. He pointed the gun at the victim and threatened him. The victim sped off and waited for a police response. Authorities responded to the address of the registered owner of the suspect vehicle and contacted the two suspects. A consent to search the residence was obtained and troopers located a silver Kimber handgun in one of the bedrooms. The two suspects were taken into custody and transported back to Troop 6 for processing. The driver, Kulik, was formally charged with aggressive driving, driving on the wrong side of the roadway and failure to signal. He was released without bond. Winnington was formally charged with aggravated menacing (felony) and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony (felony). Bail was set at $11,000 unsecured and he was released.
Incident yields weapons arrest
On March 17 at 12:21 p.m., DSP troopers were contacted by a 47-year-old male
The Delaware State Police wants to make the public aware of phone scammers. Recently there has been a rash of phone calls to elderly persons from someone claiming they are with Publisher’s Clearinghouse. These callers are requesting the person to verify their Social Security Number as well as date of birth to claim a large sum of money. In order to receive their winning prize, the individuals are asked to transfer money from their account to the caller’s account. Once the transaction is made, the scammer not only receives the money, but now has the victim’s information to commit identity theft. Under no circumstance should anyone give out their Social Security Number or any vital information such as bank accounts. If you receive a call of this nature, inform the person that you are not giving your information to them and call the police. Tell your elderly family members as well as friends and neighbors about this
• 2009 Case IH Magnum 245 Farm Tractor, 6 wheeled, Firestone Tires, colored red and black. This tractor had a red leather seat. Detectives are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.
Deer causes bus crash
Police search for robbery suspect
On March 18 at 8 p.m., Seaford Police officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at Dunkin Donuts on Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. Officers determined that an unknown suspect approached a clerk while displaying a silver handgun and demanded money. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of currency and fled the scene. The scene was processed by the Seaford Police Criminal Investigations Division who is currently investigating the crime. The suspect is described as a black male, 22-25 years of age, 5’10”-6’, 150170 lbs., wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and long pink shirt underneath, blue jeans with designs on the back pockets, black boots and a black ski mask. The suspect is wanted for first degree robbery, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. The Seaford Police Criminal Investigations Division asks anyone with information about this crime to contact them at 629-6648 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Delaware Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person or persons involved.
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Police are looking for two stolen tractors.
Investigators seek help in theft
Detectives have reached a dead end into the investigation of the theft of farm equipment which occurred earlier this month. On March 4, Troop 9 patrol officers were called to Hoober Inc. in Middletown, to investigate the theft of two farm tractors with a combined value of over $300,000. This investigation revealed someone had trespassed upon the Hoober property and cut cables securing the two stolen tractors. The tractors were then driven from the property through a fence, which also damaged a series of fence posts (valued at $1,000). Employees showed up for work on March 4 and realized the theft. Starting at the damaged fence, they then followed a set of tire tracks, left behind by the tractors, which led east. After a series of uturns in adjacent crop fields, the tracks led to what investigators believed to be a staging area not far from Middletown Warwick Road. Here, it is theorized the tractors were loaded up onto a flat bed trailer and hauled away. The stolen tractors are described as follows: • 2010 Case IH Magnum 245 Farm Tractor, 6 wheeled, Firestone Tires, colored red and black.
Shortly after 8 a.m. on Monday, March 22, troopers were called to the area of Cokesbury Road, just south of Route 404 in Seaford, for a bus vs. deer crash. An International School Bus, owned by McDowell Bus Service and transporting for Sussex Tech High School, was traveling northbound on Cokesbury Road when a deer crossed its path from the west side of the roadway. The bus struck the deer causing the animal to be projected up and through the front windshield. The deer landed approximately five seats back in the center aisle where it died. The bus was transporting 11 students. Two students, both girls, were transported from the scene to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. The nine remaining students were released to their parents. The driver, a 76-year-old Seaford man, was not injured.
Protection orders to two years
With Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III and Governor Jack A. Markell showing their support, Rep. Michael A. Barbieri and other lawmakers unveiled legislation that would strengthen protection from abuse orders (PFAs) by extending PFA “no contact” provisions and setting circumstances under which these provisions can be extended for life. House Bill 336 would allow the Family Court to extend the “no contact” provisions of a PFA from its current one-year limit to two years in every case. In cases where aggravating circumstances exist, the bill would give the court discretion
deception and urge them to call their local police if they encounter any suspicious phone calls. Follow these tips: 1. Should someone solicit you, never give them your social security number. 2. Keep your banking information to yourself. Under no circumstance, give anyone your banking information including account numbers or routing information 3. Beware of scammers; the IRS rarely calls citizens on the phone. They usually correspond via mail. 4. If you receive a letter asking for your personal information, be wary. If there is a service you want, seek out the service yourself by contacting the Better Business Bureau or by looking in the phone book. 5. It’s America; you will never receive something for nothing. Avoid believing in a promise of money from unknown sources. 6. Don’t be embarrassed. If you were scammed, report it and share your experience with others.
to order no contact for as long as deemed necessary. Under current law, PFAs may be granted for up to one year. After that initial period, the victim may petition the court for a six-month extension. After the extension expires, the victim must apply for a new PFA and show that they have suffered additional harm. House Bill 336 would change current law in two important ways: 1) It would extend the initial maximum duration of most PFAs from one year to two years; 2) In cases where abuse is most egregious, including where a deadly weapon is used, prior protective orders continue to be violated, and/or the court believes there is ongoing and immediate danger, it would allow the no-contact provision of PFAs to remain effective throughout the victim’s lifetime. Eileen Williams, coordinator of the Kent County Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, works directly with abuse victims and said that the legislation would go a long way toward alleviating pressure and problems victims face after the court process ends. “I have seen cases where an abuser begins harassment the day after a PFA expires,” Williams said. “I have seen other instances where the abuse continues for seven years. This legislation is beneficial so that a victim doesn’t have to come back to court hoping that the court will approve a new PFA.” House Bill 336 is co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Sen. Patricia M. Blevins, D-Elsmere, Rep. Deborah D. Hudson, R-Fairthorne, and Senate Minority Whip Sen. Liane M. Sorenson, RHockessin. HB 336 was drafted by the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council. It has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.
MORNING STAR • MARch 25 - 31, 2010
Doing the Towns Together LAUREL AND DELMAR SOCIALS Sarah Marie TriviTS • 875-3672 Has Spring really “sprunged” or are we going to be fooled and disappointed one more time?
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Nikki Adams has taken time off from her studies to spend Spring break with her parents, Marc and Bettyann. Nikki is a senior at Smith College in Massachusetts and will graduate from those halls of learning in May.
The Laurel Historical Society’s Road Rally last Saturday proved to be a success, in as much as this was the first of a kind event it went very smoothly. Ann Plummer put a great amount of time and planning into it, and with the aid of other members pulled off a nice day for their members and participants. Weeks ago Ann had absolutely guaranteed a beautiful day and a better day could not have been. (I don’t know where she got her crystal ball but I wish I had one like hers.) Lunch was served at the Laurel Saddle Club, as the groups came to the finishing line and first place went to Jane Foskey, Ray and Ellie Guest. The second group was Tom Wright’s, and the others coming in enjoyed the lunch and a perfect weather day. Maybe we’ll do it again next year (weather permitting)!
The classy ladies of Laurel High are really getting together frequently these days just so they won’t lose touch over time and I think it’s a great idea. Why wait five or ten years for a large reunion? Last Wednesday, March 17, two groups, the ‘57 and ‘59 gals converged on Applebees for lunch and catching up time. Meantime the class of ‘54 ladies and spouses “dinnered” (sometimes I make up words) at the Dutch Inn on March 15 to catch up on all things past and current. The dictionary defines fabulous as marvelous and superb — these adjectives can well be applied to the production of “Annie,” performed last week at the Laurel High School by their drama club. Such great acting and singing skills could be looked upon as almost professional. I turned to the friend sitting beside me and said, “This is much better than most things I see on T.V. these days.” I hated to see it end. It was incredibly coached, performed and staged. Accolades go to all of the cast with special mention to the three lead characters, Kirsten Cook as Annie, Sierra Spicer as Miss Hannigan and Adam Bennett as Daddy Warbucks. The various talents by the entire cast was, again, just fabulous. So, to end my item here, I use the words of a song done by the group, “Remember, you’re never fully dressed without a smile!” The spring “Big Book Bash” sponsored by the Friends of the Laurel Library will take place during the school spring break. In the Community room at the library, books of all categories, and some tapes and DVDs will be offered for extremely minimal prices, .25c, .50c and $1.00. This is the time to purchase reading materials for your summer leisure hours, shut-ins or just to give to your bookworm friends. Hours of the sale are Monday, April 5, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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The Laurel Alumni Association held their annual membership meeting at the high school on Tuesday, March 9. I would like to add here, that I was most disappointed to see the lack of interest and support for such an earnest and hard working group, who so diligently strive to keep these scholarships flowing for our young students. Not ONE member from the general membership
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roll made an appearance (and there are 500 plus locally) to learn what they do to earn monies to continue to meet their goals of the many scholarships handed out every year. This lack of support is appalling. The only people attending this meeting (17 in all) were officers and members of committees. Think that over. We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of: Joyce A. Mears and Howard C. Ellis. We continue with prayers for our service men and women and our friends who are
ill: Cecile Jones, Byrd Whaley, Rita Baker, Calvin Hearn, Mary Wilson, Betty Chandler, Jean Henry, Dot Murphy, Jean Foskey, June Benson Powell, Hazel Brumbley, Walt Dorman, Susan Levredge, Barbara Cartright, Geraldine Taylor, Fr. Howard Bacus, Conner Niblett, Carl Pollitt, Hattie Puckham, Rita Brex, Charles and Theodosia Gordy, Robert Truitt, Fred Sullivan and Robert Dukes. Happy March birthday greetings to: Fred Nichols and Juanita Stone (27). See you in the stars.
Laurel Middle releases honor roll
The following students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter at Laurel Middle School. 7th grade - All A’s - Selime Arslan, Aaron Black, Jared D’Antonio, Damon Ivory, Brandon Johnson, Morgan Joseph, Conor Matthews, Kelsey Stevenson A & B Honor Roll - Destiney Atkinson, Destinee Banks, Alyssa Belote, Trevor Bradley, Erin Brittingham, Kendal Brittingham, Ethan Cahall, Samantha Cendrowski, Taylor Chaffinch, Kelsey Cline, Zachary Collins, Hannah Cox, Rachel Davis, Kasey Ellsworth, Conner Evans, Kyle Fischer, Kevin Garris, Regan Green, Morgan Hastings, Samantha Hawley, RJ Horsey, Melissa Joseph,Timothy Kelley, Caroline Lamonge, Charvonne Lamontagne, Michael Lecates, Johnny McGinnis, Jenna Meadows, Brianna Messick, Jeremy Metz, Kortney Lee, Alan Lubiniecki, Lindsey Marino, Brianana Milliner, Kelsey Mulford, Shelby Murphy, Thomas Najdek, Dylan Newman, Cody Niblett, Jasmine Matthews, Jayda Norton, Britney Pfleger,
Danny Pham, Colton Platzke, Rustichellie Polnice, Alison Pusey, Ana Ros, Ash-Lyn Rossi, Cassie Shockley, Jazmyne Smith, Courtney Snyder, Jacob Spencer, Brian Story, Lindsey Sullivan, Eron Swan, Wade Townley, Courtney Trazo, Kevin Vandeyar, Sara Jo Whaley, Kellyann Wilder, Brittany Woods, Skyler Wroten, Adeel Zafar 8th grade - All A’s - Gaby Culver, Alyssa Givens, Breanna Phulesar, Whitney Toadvine, Eric Wharton A & B Honor Roll - Zackary Aliff, Celene Alvarado-Garcia, Sam Ash, Nicholas Bennett, Tyler Butler, Carol Elliott, Allison Farris, Alexa Fetty, Jake Furbush, Victoria Hastings, Kaitlin Holland, Danielle James, Hannah Lankford, Patrick Littleton, Johnathan Lopez, Carlos Lopez-Roblero, Shanda Mann, Ben Miller, Corey Mitchell, Michael Montoya, Jaime Orellana-Santos, Taylor Parker, Colby Pfleger, Erlin Rivera, Nicole Shirey, Chad Stiegler, Tonisha Strand, Bobby Townley, DeEnna Weddin.
MORNING STAR • MARch 25 - 31, 2010
Our students need our support on March 31 Wednesday, March 31, is a day that can make or break the future of the children enrolled now or in the future at the Laurel School District. March 31 is the day when we, as average citizens and residents of this district, can make a choice that will affect the life of every young person now attending classes, or those who will be in the future. As an elementary school student years ago, my friends and I walked the few blocks to our school every day, rain, snow or sleet. When we progressed to junior high school, even though the walk was much longer, that is how we got to school every single day. Our high school was blocks from our home but we walked there every day, rain or shine. There were, of course, the very few days when it rained and a friend’s father would take the five of us to school in his automobile. But, those were exceptional days. None of the high school students owned an automobile. Walking was the way to get to and from anywhere. Most of our parents did not have automobiles in those days. In fact, the majority of adults in our area did not own an automobile. Life was different then. World War II came upon us and our lives changed drastically. Women went to work away from the home! The war
Moments With Mike Virginia ‘Mike’ Barton effort required many changes in the lives of each of us. At the conclusion of that war, many of the young men and women who had served in either the United States Marine Corps, Navy, Army or Air Force went to college under the GI bill. They were afforded an education they had never thought would be possible. Changes in education came into being and a more diverse field of study was offered to the local public education systems. Taxes were increased and along with the increase there were those who fought against the system. GI’s came back to civilian life, married and the population explosion began. Salaries increased, the average person could afford comfortable housing, automobile owners became prevalent, more young men and women were able to attend college than at any other time in the history of this nation. In fact, more young men and women realized the ne-
cessity for a high school education and the schools experienced growing problems. Along with the changes in our life in general came changes in the business world, in the field of medicine, in every phase of farming, in the health care field. Every phase of life was affected. Technical growth burst at the seams. More training was required in every field of life. Growth and expanded knowledge had an effect on every household. More and more technical knowledge was required of the average student. Schools needed to expand their teaching curriculum so that every child could be trained to be a part of an expanded system and way of life. If we as average citizens and voters in the Laurel School District will stop and take an honest look at neighboring school systems, we will see that the attraction in most districts is that the students there are finding the increased technical training they will need to face the world in the immediate future. All of this requires additional tax dollars. None of us “like” to pay more taxes but the increases will provide the funding needed to assure that the students in Laurel will be receiving equal opportunities — equal to those throughout the State of Delaware. We might have to dig a little deeper into our pockets, but this is the future of
not only today’s students we are talking about, but the Laurel students of the future. As Laurel citizens we absolutely must support the referendum on March 31. We have no other choice. Our students are already being cheated in some areas. How can we not vote favorably on March 31? We each need to take an honest look around us — a real hard, honest look. We need to look at the technologies offered in other districts to every single student, regardless of race, color, creed or financial status. Then, knowing that the State of Delaware is offering 74% of the money that will be needed to build new schools for the children in Laurel, how can we not vote to support education in Laurel on March 31. A favorable vote is not only for the current students, but for every student in Laurel in the future.
Wharton named to Dean’s List
Kip Wharton has made the Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester at Grove City College in Pennsylvania where he is a philosophy major. Kip, who is a 2007 graduate of Salisbury Christian School, is the son of Kip and Wendy Wharton of Laurel.
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Elementary; Asaiah Mollock, Paul Dunbar Elementary; Dr. John McCoy, Superintendent of Schools; Emily Serna, Laurel Intermediate School, and Jamin Baker, North Laurel Elementary.
Next Wednesday, you will be given the privilege to vote for new schools for all the children of Laurel School District. This is a wonderful oppor tunity for the education of our children and the positive impact in our area. Public schools are the lifeblood of a community and the foundation of democracy in America. For our 18yearolds at the high school, March 31st could be their first opportunity to exercise their democratic right to vote in America. In their hands, and the hands of all the residents of the Laurel School District, is the power to vote to provide quality schools for our children, our community, and our District. I/we are asking you to vote “For the bond issue” when you come to Laurel High School library between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on March 31st.
Vote “For The Bond Issue” on March 31st The inclement weather date will be Wednesday, April 14th.
MORNING STAR • MARch 25 - 31, 2010
Sussex County tax and fee amnesty program brings $1.5 million The slate is officially clean for property owners and others who took advantage of Sussex County’s recent tax and sewer amnesty programs. County officials on Tuesday, March 16, announced results of the first-ever amnesty initiatives, which collected nearly $800,000 in delinquent taxes for the County and independent school districts, and almost $400,000 in back sewer and water fees. Approximately 4,000 delinquent account holders took advantage of the property tax and sewer and water amnesty programs.
“The amnesty programs were a success,” County Administrator David Baker said. “They did exactly what we hoped they would do: they improved the county’s collection, and, at the same time, provided help to delinquent taxpayers to reduce their debts.” The amnesty programs began early this year, aimed at collecting more than $10 million in delinquent taxes and sewer and water fees from about 23,000 individuals. Those who paid off their debts were eligible for a 50 percent reduction in penalties.
Dr. Ferber is named senior fellow Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) has announced that Robert Ferber, MD, SFHM, of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, is among the more than 150 hospitalists nationwide who have earned the firstever Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine (SFHM) designation. Along with other honors, he has earned the right to add “SFHM” to his credentials, such as “MD” or “DO”. The inaugural class of SFHM designees represents hospital medicine’s experienced leaders. To be designated as a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine, an applicant must: serve as a hospitalist for at least five years, be a member of SHM for at least five years and demonstrate their dedication to quality and process improvement, commitment to organizational teamwork and leadership, as well as lifelong learning and education. Dr. Ferber will be inducted in the inaugural class of Senior Fellows at SHM annual’s meeting in Washington, D.C., on April 10. SHM is the national organization for hospitalists. Over the past decade, studies have shown that hospitalists decrease patient lengths of stay, reduce hospital costs and readmission rates, all while increasing patient satisfaction. Hospital medicine is the fastest-growing specialty in modern healthcare, with over 31,000 hospitalists currently practicing and an upward growth trajectory in full force. Dr. Ferber has served as the founding medical director of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Hospitalist Program, which started in 2004. Nanticoke’s Hospital-
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ist Program now comprises five hospitalist physicians and two nurse practitioners. Nanticoke Memorial’s hospitalist team now has a new director, Dr. Abimbolo Olowo, who joined the program in 2009, after completing his training at Christiana Medical Center and working as a hospitalist in Georgia. Dr. Ferber, while continuing to work as a hospitalist, has also taken on new responsibilities as hospital information officer, acting as lead physician for a hospital-wide updates to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s electronic medical record system. The updated system will place Nanticoke amongst the most computerized hospitals in America and is considered the hospital’s most significant quality improvement project of the next two years.
For delinquent taxpayers, the county’s 18 percent annual penalty was reduced to 9 percent. The 12 percent annual penalty for delinquent sewer customers was halved to 6 percent. The county offered the amnesty periods as a last-chance incentive before turning to stiffer measures, including the use of a new collections manager, warning letters, liens on property and sheriff sales. County Council President Vance C. Phillips said he was pleased so many delinquent account holders stepped up to
settle their debts, but disappointed others ignored the opportunity. Additionally, Phillips said it is unfair to those property owners who have faithfully paid their taxes to allow others to slip through the cracks, and that is why the county must move forward in pursuing delinquent payers. “We recognize that the 18 percent annual interest rate on property taxes is substantial,” Phillips said. “This program has been successful at collecting back taxes without rewarding the delinquent in an inequitable way.”
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MORNING STAR • MARCH 25 - 31, 2010
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$95,000 2 BR, 1 BA bungalow on 3/4 acre has 2 enclosed porches. Just outside Laurel but close to everything! Seller says “Bring offers”. Call Patti Haney’s cell 302-462-0710
$159,900 3 BR, 1 BA charming home on 1/2 acre outside Federalsburg has full basement & huge sunroom/den, formal dining & LR & 2-car garage. Call Patti Haney’s cell 302-462-0710
$180,000 2 BR, 1 BA Great home w/large master suite & a 2-car garage has new upgrades everywhere including flooring, door & windows. 1 acre of land outside Laurel. Call Patti Haney’s cell 302-462-0710
$345,000 3 BR, 3 BA beautiful contemporary w/2-car garage on the 15th hole overlooking the water @ Heritage Shores has upgrades galore including 2 master suites. Call Patti Haney’s cell 302-462-0710
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$357,888 3 BR, 3 BA contemporary sparkles like new w/2900 sq ft on a corner lot in attractive Heritage Shores. Ceramic tile entry, hardwood, crown molding & more. Call Patti Haney’s cell 302-462-0710
$381,900 3 BR, 3 BA fabulous home on large lot @ Heritage Shores has all the extras & golf course views. Gourmet kitchen w/granite, breakfast bar, island & double ovens. Call Patti Haney’s cell 302-462-0710
$197,000 3 BR, 2 BA Wonderful home in Laurel is ready to move in! Security and fire systems, irrigation, unfinished 2nd floor & it’s very well kept! Call Barbara Smith’s cell 302745-6489
$160,000 3 BR, 1 BA roomy rancher outside Laurel has been totally renovated including new appliances. On corner lot with a blacktop driveay and a garage. Call Barbara Smith’s cell 302-745-6489
$199,900 3 BR, 2 BA Very well maintained 4-year-old home w/a great floor plan in prestigious Baywood on a lovely, private wooded lot. Best price in the community! Call Wanda Rash’s cell 302-542-8024
$314,900 4 BR, 2.5 BA Great family home w/over 3000 sq ft has gourmet kitchen, sunroom, sitting room, breakfast room, office, great room, formal LR & DR in great new development. Call Wanda Rash’s cell 302-542-8024
$249,900 2 BR, 3 BA home is like new w/super efficient geothermal HVAC, 2 master suites, large kitchen/dining combo, FR, formal LR & over 1000 sq ft unfinished on the 2nd floor. Call Kevin Thawley’s cell 302258-6455
$154,900 3 BR, 1 BA exceptionally well maintained home w/many builtins is clean as a whistle & has shade trees, patio, large backyard, carport & sidewalks & is located at Woodside Manor. Call John Williamson’s cell 302-542-0289
$149,900 3 BR, 1 BA home has a fantastic knotty pine den w/open beams & a wet bar. Super clean & ready to move into. Home reflects comfort w/ample backyard & concrete drive. Call John Williamson’s cell 302-542-0289
$199,900 3 BR, 2 BA Fantastic rancher on a country acre is almost new! Fully furnished with stainless appliances, breakfast bar and much more. Call Dana Caplan’s cell 302249-5169
$375,000 64.8 +/- acres with over 2800 ft of rail frontage (Norfolk/ Southern). Just south of Bridgeville on Cannon Road. Excellent soils. 55 acres are tillable & land formed for drainage. Call Steve Cooper’s cell 302-448-0047
Laurel - Two lots available just outside the city limits are conveniently located near shopping, schools and restaurants but still a very easy commute to Rt 13. $55,000 each Call Barbara Smith’s cell 302745-6489
$214,900 4 BR, 2 BA Beautiful Cape in a lovely country setting on almost 2 acres outside Harrington. Plumbing to 2nd floor for 3rd BA, recently new carpet, fenced rear yard & more. Call Wanda Rash’s cell 302-542-8024
$149,900 3 BR, 1 BA home has the lowest price in Woodside Manor. Located on quiet street w/fenced rear yard and hardwood floors. A great buy! Call Kevin Thawley’s cell 302258-6455
$159,900 3 BR, 2 BA recently remodeled and updated home on a quiet street in Seaford has huge master suite, large eat-in kitchen, LR & utility room. Call Kevin Thawley’s cell 302-258-6455
$499,900 4 BR, 3 BA Contemporary has to be one of the nicest homes on the market in Western Sussex. Unbelievable kitchen, 2 story LR, sunroom, game room & lots more. Call Kevin Thawley’s cell 302-2586455
$39,000 3 BR, 2 BA like new home on large leased lot in preferred Holly View Park. Easy access to Rt 13 for easy commute. Large back yard. Call John Williamson’s cell 302542-0289
$1,200,000 11 +/- acres zoned light industrial near the Georgetown Airport. Home and 1 +/- acre excluded from sale. Start your business here in the seat of Sussex County. Call Dianne Reece’s cell 302-745-1151
$339,000 4 BR, 2.5 BA Coloanial is the lowest price in Rivers End! Gorgeous remodeled kitchen, open floor plan, screened porch to enjoy the wooded backyard in one of Seaford’s nicest waterfront communities. Call Jessica Bradley’s cell 302-2457927
$249,000 4 BR, 2 BA Great home in a great community has an open floor plan, all appliances, 2-car garage & it’s priced to sell. Convenient location outside Millsboro. Call Dana Caplan’s cell 302-249-5169
$175,000 3 BR, 2 BA Brand new rancher is ready for a new family. Sweet floor plan w/large eat-in kitchen, pantry & laundry rm. Master suite has walk-in closet & sep. shower & soaking tub. Call Steve Cooper’s cell 302-448-0047
$315,000 3 BR, 2 BA Meticulously maintained home on 2.18 acres outside Seaford has split floor plan, nice Master suite, 3-car detached gar & 2-car attached garage & more. Call Steve Cooper’s cell 302-448-0047
$298,000 3 BR, 2 BA almost 2500 sq ft really nice ranch is ready to move into. 1 acre outside Seaford w/4season porch, open floor plan, FR, sunroom, formal DR, huge kitchen & lots more. Call Steve Cooper’s cell 302-448-0047
$599,000 3 BR, 2.5 BA awesome retirement home is tucked away on almost 3 acres outside Seaford. Completely upgraded w/heated cocktail pool, rec room, 5 garage spaces, all appliances & it’s to die for. Call Steve Cooper’s cell 302-448-0047
MORNING STAR • MARCH 25 - 31, 2010
Community Bulletin Board Craft fair to support relay
The Nanticoke Health Services dinner & auction planning committee of “crew members” is preparing for the 24th annual dinner and auction at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville on April 17. Proceeds benefit the Womens Health/ Digital Mammography Services at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. For details, contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2404 or email@example.com.
Pancake and Sausage fundraiser
The Pastor’s Aide Committee will sponsor an all you can eat pancake and sausage fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, at Applebee’s in Salisbury, Md. Cost is $7 per person. For details call Brandon Gale Sr. at 410-845-5991.
CHEER Golf Tournament
CHEER’s First Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 23, at Heritage Shores Golf Club, Bridgeville. For more information, call Elizabeth Walls or John Argo at 856-5187.
You’re invited to a Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast on Saturday, April 3, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s in Seaford to support the Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown. The cost is $5 per person. For details call Peggy Trott at 8563404.
Georgetown Library fundraiser
La Quetzalteca Mexican Restaurant in the Georgetown Plaza shopping center will give the Georgetown Public Library 10% of its receipts all day Monday, April 5. For more information, call the library at 856-7958.
A craft fair will be held at the Greenwood Fire Hall on Saturday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., to benefit Relay for Life of Western Sussex. The Wolf Gang team walks in memory of Joyce Wolfgang, who lost her battle with cancer in 2007. Tables are available for $20 each. Call 841-2104 for details. Homemade easter eggs of all flavors will be available along with other desserts.
Spicer Memorial Golf
The Chad Spicer Memorial Golf Tounament will be held June 17. Registration, 11 a.m.; shot gun start, 12:30 p.m.; event format: four-person scramble. Enjoy a great day of golf and the opportunity to contribute to the trust fund for Officer Chad Spicer’s daughter, Aubrey Spicer. To pre-register or for more information, call Stefanie Sirota at 337-9910 ext. 316 or e-mail HS Tournament@HeritageShoresGolf.com.
Celebrity Golf Classic
The Horsey Family Youth Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic will take place May 12-13 at Heritage Shores Golf and Country Club. There will be a host of celebrities this year with the addition of four time Super Bowl Champion Rocky Bleier of the Pittsburgh Steelers and more to come. For more information, contact Dale Webb at 841-5120.
Historical Society fundraisers
Join us the second Wednesday of each month at the Laurel Pizzeria and help support the Bethel Historical Society. Bring in this announcement and 10% of your bill will be donated to the Bethel Historical Society. An easter egg hunt will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 27 (rain date is April 3), at the Bethel Historical Society in Bethel. Tickets are $5 and include a hot dog, drink and cookie. For more information, call 875-5965.
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Both Mayor Ed Butler and councilwoman Leanne Phillips-Lowe are running in the upcoming Seaford city elections. Deadline to file as a candidate is Friday, March 26. Butler was first elected to the Seaford City Council in 1986. He served six terms on the council then, when Dan Short stepped down as mayor to run for state representative in 2006, he ran for mayor. He was unopposed in the 2008 election. Phillips-Lowe was appointed to fill Butler’s council seat in 2006. She was reelected in 2007. The mayor’s term lasts two years. Council members’ terms are three years. The election will be Saturday, April 17. Voters must be registered with the city by 5 p.m. Friday, March 26. Voters must be registered with the city in order to vote.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Seaford Recreation Department is holding its Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Ross Mansion on Saturday, March 27, at 10 a.m. Age groups for the hunt will be Toddlers 3- to 4-year-olds; 5- to 6-years-olds; and 7- to 9-year-olds. Bring your own basket. Bring your wackiest bonnet for a decorating contest. The rain date will be Sunday, March 28. For information call 629-6809.
Class of 1965 Reunion
The SHS Class of 1965 Reunion Committee is busy planning their 45th class reunion later this fall. The class is unable to find addresses for the following classmates: Luiz Bueno, Barry S. Cordrey, Tyronne Drummond, Barbara Frazier Burk, Roland Fraser, Faye Hayes Wright, Sherry Hoster, Irvin Johnson, Kenny Mullin, Linda Pierce
Ragin, David Spencer, Barbara Thompson Savage, Ronald West & Pat Williams Honan. If you have any information to share call Donna Hastings Angell at 629-8077 or email her at woodlandangell@hotmail. com.
Sister’s In Christ Bake Sale
Sister’s In Christ will have a bake sale at the entrance of the Seaford Walmart on Saturday, March 27, at 9 a.m. All proceeds benefit Bethel Worship Center’s building fund.
• “Lights, Camera, Action!” the Seaford Library and Cultural Center hosts “Movie Night” on Thursday, April 1, and Thursday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m. We provide the movie and refreshments; you take a seat and enjoy the show. For more information, contact the Seaford Library at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib. de.us. • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center has joined IHOP in an effort to raise money for the Library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth or Salisbury, Md., IHOP locations and return the itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford Library and Cultural Center. We must have the itemized receipt in order to receive the reimbursement. The Library will receive 10% of the total receipt. • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed on Friday, April 2. We will reopen on Saturday, April 3, for our regular business hours. • Mrs. “Cookie” Garfield will host, “Historical Reflections,” Friday, April 9, at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center, at 5 p.m. • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 13, at 6 p.m. • The “Science and Religion” book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, April 19, at 6 p.m. For more information, call Rose Harrison at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
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MORNING STAR • MARCH 25 - 31, 2010
The X-Treme Dance Studio of Seaford will be holding an Easter Celebration with food, fun and dancing at Grace United Methodist Church in Georgetown on Saturday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. Dances from their winter production and their upcoming annual recital will be presented. Space is limited. For tickets and information, please contact the studio at 629-4049 or visit www.X-TremeDs. com. XDS is now also available on Facebook.
Commemorative bricks on sale
The Friends of the Seaford Library are holding a sale of commemorative bricks for display near the reading terrace at the new library. The tax-deductable 4x8 inch bricks may be purchased for $100 each, and may be inscribed in honor of, in memory of or as a gift for friends, neighbors or relatives. Proceeds will be donated to the library building fund. Order forms are available at the library. Contact Friends President Peggy Boyd (536-1449) or Vice President Connie Halter (628-0554) for details.
AAUW Geranium Sale
The Western Sussex Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is taking orders for their annual geranium sale to raise money for scholarships. The plants, provided by Lakeside Greenhouse in Laurel are available in red, white, pink, salmon and fuchsia. The price for each 6-inch pot is $4.25. To order call 628-1615 or contact any AAUW member by March 31. Pick-up will be on Saturday, April 24, from 8 TO 11 a.m. at West Seaford Elementary School parking lot (across from Seaford Golf and Country Club).
Stay and Play program
Parents As Teachers announces the free Seaford Stay & Play program. Come have fun playing and learning with your child through a variety of toys and activities. The program is open to children birth through 48 months and their caregivers, on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Seaford Parks & Recreation. For more information and a complete schedule, contact Anna Scovell at 8565239.
Nanticoke Riverfest is July 8-10
The 16th annual Nanticoke Riverfest, designed to showcase the Nanticoke River and downtown Seaford, will take place Thursday and Friday, July 8-9, starting at 5 p.m. and all day Saturday, July 10, in the area in and around downtown Seaford. This year’s theme “Sweet 16,” celebrates the longevity of the festival and adds a 1950’s flare. The festival will kick off on Thursday, July 8 with the carnival, opening ceremonies and music in and around Gateway Park. Friday night will feature the popular Little and Junior Miss Riverfest Pageant and entertainment by the Funsters. On Saturday, the Nanticoke Riverfest will feature the annual float-in, canoe and kayak races and duck dash and shopping, entertainment and giveaways for the casual visitor. Riverfest is partnering with the Seaford Historical Society and Southern Delaware Tourism to showcase the Captain
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Italian Night at the Fire Dept.
The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary cordially invites you to attend their first Italian Night on April 17. The buffet will be held at the fire hall on 205 W. Tenth Street, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children 10 and under are free. For tickets contact Ann at 875-4789 or Sandy at 875-2164.
Kiwanis Club hosts bingo
The Kiwanis Club of Seaford will hold a Longaberger Basket & Vera Bradley Bingo at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, at the Boys & Girls Club in Seaford. The bingo will consist of 20 games and feature several Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley products as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Hostess Sort & Store Hamper, Tall File basket and the new Flare baskets and pottery. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 629-7054.
Annual book sale
The Friends of the Laurel Library will hold their annual book sale on Monday, April 5 thru Wednesday, April 7, in the Community Room of the Laurel Library. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Great selection of used books, CDs, videos, audio books and DVDs for all ages and interests. Prices are $.25 to $1. Come early for the best selection. Proceeds benefit the Youth Services programs at the Laurel Library. For more information, contact the library at 875-9084, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter Egg Hunt
The Laurel American Legion Post 19 is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 12 and under on Easter Sunday, April 4. It will be held at the Laurel Middle School on Central Avenue at 1:30 p.m.
‘Rock for Books’ fundraiser
The third annual fundraiser, sponsored by The Friends of the Bridgeville Public Library, “Rock for Books” Sock
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The United States Power Squadron will conduct a Safe Boating Course at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 24. The fee is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. Pre-registration is Saturday, April 17, from 9-11 a.m. You may also register on April 24 from 8:30 to 9 a.m. For more information, contact CM Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
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Hop, featuring 1950’s-60’s music by The Cavemen, has been rescheduled to Friday, March 26, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Heritage Shores Clubhouse in Bridgeville. The event includes a buffet dinner, Chinese auction and cakewalk. Cost is $25 ($10 is tax deductible). Tickets are available at the Bridgeville Public Library. Advance ticket sales only.
The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will host storyteller Ed Okonowicz Delaware History, Ghost Stores and Tall Tales. The event will take place on Friday, April 23 at 6 p.m., in the Bridgeville Library Meeting Room. His books will be on sale at a discount and there will be a drawing for six of his books. Please, no children under the age of 10. No fee but donations to the library will be accepted. For more information, call 337-7401.
A Kitty Fix Co-Op spay/neuter clinic, sponsored by Homeless Cat Helpers, Inc., will be held on Saturday, March 27, at the Bridgeville Fire Station. Cost is $73/ female spay and $43/male neuter and includes Rabies and Distemper shots, state surcharge tax. Co-Op volunteers may receive additional discounts. Pre-registration is required. To preregister, email D-C_Brown@juno.com.
Fire Department Parade
The Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department’s 100th anniversary celebration parade will start at noon on Saturday, April 10. Original starting time was 1 p.m. The parade will be followed by an open house at the fire hall on Market Street. During the celebration, the department will also dedicate the new equipment storage building.
The library will be a site for AARP Tax Preparation again this year every Thursday with three dates in April. Call the library at 846-9894 to set up the required appointment time.
The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council will sponsor a Cheerleading Clinic for girls in kindergarten thru fifth grade on Saturday, April 17, at Delmar Middle/ High School, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Delmar High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad will be the instructors for the clinic. Activities include stretching, tumbling, arm movements, chants, dance and building skills. Cost is $25 per girl. Bring a sweater or sweatshirt and wear comfortable pants and sneakers. Also, bring a bag lunch and drink. Water will be provided. Financial assistance is available. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register for the camp. For more details or to sign up, call Pat Lewis at 410-742-5107 or 1-800-3749811, ext. 26, or email email@example.com.
Bingo to benefit Ladies Auxiliary
A Longaberger and Vera Bradley Bingo to benefit the Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be held at the Delmar Fire Department on Thursday, March 25. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For tickets and more information, call 875-2195 or 846-2530.
Poker run fundraiser
A poker run fundraiser to benefit the 2010 Diamond Dreams Baseball Season U13CP will be held on Saturday, April 3 (rain date is April 10). Ride starts at 9 a.m. and registration is from 8 to 11 a.m. at Bistro 54 in the Delmar Commons. Breakfast will be available for purchase. Ride route is approximately 100 miles and will end at 2 p.m. at Oasis Bar and Grill in Whaleyville, Md. Registration includes a buffet at Oasis Bar & Grill. There will be a 50/50 drawing and a cash prize will be awarded. Single rider/ driver is $20 and rider/driver with passenger is $30.
Casino Night at the Delmar Fire Department is Saturday, April 10, from 7 p.m to 1 a.m. Games include blackjack, poker, money wheels and 50-50’s. Admission is $10. Must be 21 and older to enter.
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Antiques Appraisal Fair
Are you interested in the value of a family heirloom or yard sale purchase? Then come to the Friends of the Greenwood Library’s Antiques Appraisal Fair at noon on Saturday, April 10. Tickets must be purchased for the appraisals, and the cost is $5 for one item, or $12 for three items. Those who purchase appraisal tickets will have free admission to the event. Tickets for the appraisals should be purchased in advance and are available at the Greenwood Library or through any member of the Friends of the Greenwood Library. Those who would simply like to attend may purchase an admission ticket for $5, either in advance or at the door. The program will be held at the Greenwood VFW Hall. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.
Greenwood Library fundraiser
Support the Greenwood Public Library and enjoy a meal at Friendly’s restaurant in Seaford on Thursday, March 25. Simply visit Friendly’s and dine any time between 5 and 8 p.m. on that date, and Friendly’s will donate a percentage of the receipt to the library to help with its programs.
CHEER’s 36th anniversary
The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will be celebrating their 36th anniversary with a week-long celebration during the week of April 26-30. Throughout the week, there will be special events, guests, games, raffles and door prizes. The Cape Henlopen Gospel Choir will perform on Monday, April 26 and Leighton-Taylor will perform on Wednesday, April 28. The public is welcome. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.
Beginning Basket Weaving
Come to the Greenwood Library and learn the art of basket weaving. Basket weaving workshops will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the
following Saturdays: March 27, April 3, April 17 and April 24. These workshops will be taught by Brenda Brasure, a member of the North Carolina Basket Makers Association and Nature Coast Basket Makers Guild. She will present the basics of basket weaving and then help each participant create a different basket for each Saturday they are able to attend. The fee for each session (payable on the day) will range from $25 to $30, depending on the cost of the basket. The basket for the first session on March 27 will be a small Easter basket, and the cost is $27. On the following Saturdays, the choices will be a Cutie Cracker Basket, Bread Basket and Napkin Basket. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call Robin Miller at 349-5309.
Protection from identity theft
The Greenwood CHEER Center is hosting a free educational workshop entitled, “Protecting You From Identity Theft,” presented by Theresa Perry. Learn ways to protect yourself from identity theft and have your questions answered. This workshop is open to the public. For information, call the center at 3495237.
Prepaid legal services
The Greenwood CHEER Center is hosting a free educational workshop, Prepaid Legal Services, with Theresa Perry. Learn the value of protecting your rights to include traffic tickets, legal documents review, attorney consultation, etc. Questions or concerns will be answered. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.
‘Vietnam Mailbag’ book signing
Award-winning author Nancy E. Lynch will be at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, for a presentation and book signing. Anyone with any connection to those involved in the war in Vietnam will find this a rare opportunity to meet Lynch and obtain a signed copy of the book, a compilation of letters between our military and their families and friends, giving first-person insight into the experience of this historic conflict.
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Tull Road closed
The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) crews closed Tull Road between Route 404 and Shirleys Road near Greenwood, due to crossroad pipe failure. The road is closed until further notice. Traffic will be detoured as follows: Northbound: Route 404 to Wooden Hawk Road onto Shirleys Road and back to Tull Road Southbound: Tull Road to Shirleys Road onto Wooden Hawk Road to Route 404 Real time travel and construction information is available online at www. deldot.gov.
Library hosts Wellness Wednesday Do you want to better understand your illness and treatment options and make informed decisions about your health care? Would you like to be assured that the health information you are finding on the Internet is reliable? On Wednesday, March 31, from 2 to 4 p.m., the Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County, Linda Leonard, will be available at the Greenwood Library to help patrons locate current information and resources about health-related topics. This service is free and open to all. For more information, contact Robin Miller at the library at 349-5309.
Eat at IHOP to help the library
Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay. You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.
There will be musical entertainment by Any Olde Tyme, a basket raffle and door prizes. Prizes will be awarded for the best Easter bonnet. For information, call the center at 349-5237.
St. George’s luncheon
St. George’s UMC, between Laurel and Delmar, is offering oysters, chicken salad and hot dog sandwiches, vegetable soup, peas and dumplings and desserts and baked goods on Saturday, March 27 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Chicken & dumpling dinner
Bethel United Methodist Church is offering a chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, April 24, from 4-6 p.m. Tickets in advance only, phone 410754-8681 or 337-8836. They are $10 adults, $5 children under 12. The prices include dessert. No tickets will be available after Apri 11. The church is located west of Seaford and the north end of Oak Grove Road.
Emings BBQ at Delmar Wesleyan Delmar Wesleyan Church presents “Emings BBQ” on Saturday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $9.50 per person. Carryouts only. For tickets, call 410-896-3600 and leave a message or call 875-1153.
Centenary Church Dinner
Centenary UMW in Laurel will sponsor an all-you-can-eat Chicken and Dumpling Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, in the dining hall. Adults are $10, children ages 6-12 are $5, and 6 and under are free. Sweets are also available.
CHEER Easter celebration
The Greenwood CHEER Center will hold an Easter Celebration and Bonnet Parade on Wednesday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Snethen United Methodist Church in Mardela Springs will hold an All-UCan-Eat Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 26, at Double Mills Community Hall in Mardela Springs. Menu includes spaghetti, salad, rolls, drink and desserts. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12.
Sight & Sound Trip
The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motorcoach trip to see Joseph at Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, May 4. This is an all-new live musical production about Joseph’s epic story of character and forgiveness. Cost is $98 for members, or $105 for non-members and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasbord dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Tips and gratuities are not included. The bus departs the CHEER Center at 10 a.m. and returns at 8 p.m. For more information, contact Susan Welch at 3495237.
King of Prussia Mall trip
Wallace Temple AME Zion church is sponsoring a shopping trip to the King of Prussia Mall in Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 17. The bus will depart from Peebles parking lot, Seaford Village, at 8 a.m. and will leave Pennsylvania to return to Delaware at 4 p.m. The cost is $40. A $20 non-refundable deposit is due by March 26 with the balance due April 10. Call Maria West at 629-3433 and leave your name and phone number.
Seaford AARP trips
April 12-16 - Myrtle Beach, S.C. Visit Legends In Concert, the Carolina Opry, see performers and jugglers at the Palace Theatre, a special performance at the Alabama Theatre and a celebration dinner at the House of Blues. Enjoy a scenic boat cruise, time at Barefoot Landing and a guided tour of Charleston. Included are four breakfasts and four dinners. Six seats open. Cost: $535/double. June 5-6 - Strasburg, Pa. Have dinner on a train ride while trying to solve a murder mystery. Lunch at the Shady Maple before checking into your hotel and then boarding the train at 6 p.m. After buffet breakfast next day, travel to Longwood Gardens for a guided tour of the gardens
before time on your own. Mid-afternoon travel to Winterthur Museum and Gardens for a guided tour and tram ride before time on your own. Cost: $225/double. July 22 - A lunch cruise down the Elizabeth River on the Spirit Of Norfolk while you play bingo and win prizes. Cost: $79. Oct. 25-29 - Pigeon Forge, Tenn. - Admission to Dollywood, Dixie Stampede Dinner Show, Black Bear Jamboree Dinner Theatre, Smith Family Dinner Theatre, Magic Beyond Belief Show, the Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum, a performance at Country Tonite filled with humor, dancing and singing. Also, a guided tour of the great Smoky Mountains. Included are four breakfasts, four dinners, two lunches. Cost: $595/ double. All trips are open to the public. Note that all of our trips have a deposit made on hotels, meals, entertainment, tour guides, etc. and we must have enough people booked two months in advance in order to be able to make the trip. Otherwise, we have to cancel the trip to get our deposit back or we lose the deposit. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
AARP trip to Chicago
AARP #915’s trip to Wisconsin Dells/ Chicago is June 20-26. The trip includes transportation, 6 nights accommodations, 6 breakfasts and 6 full dinners, including two dinner shows. The package includes the following sites: House on the Rock, Magnificent Mile, Tommy Guns Garage, Upper Dells Boat Cruise, Sears Tower Sky Deck, Paul Bunyan’s Restaurant, Circus World, Navy Pier and Carr Valley Cheese Company; six full dinners and six breakfasts; accommodations; baggage handling; taxes; and gratuities. Cost per person, single occupancy is $790; and per double occupancy, $1,010. A $75 deposit is required at signup. Final payment is due April 30. For reservations, call 410-754-8189 or 410-754-8588.
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See ‘The Lion King’
Limited seats are available for a trip to see Disney’s breathtaking musical “The Lion King” on Thursday, April 15, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia; the trip is sponsored by Adult Plus+ at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. For more information, contact the Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.
Sussex County Marines
Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, “the log cabin,” in Seaford. All former and retired Marines, from all generations, are welcome.
The Western Sussex Democrat Club will meet on the last Monday in March at Dukes’ Pool House in Laurel.
USPS monthly meeting
United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy boating, sailing or canoeing, join us and participate in
MORNING STAR • MARCH 25 - 31, 2010 our classes and outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
School Board meeting
The next Board meeting for the Seaford School District is at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 26, at the Seaford District Office.
ning is Shaun Fink, executive vice president of the Caesar Rodney Institute. Everyone age 13-29 is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Monet Smith at 875-7384.
LHS PTSA meeting
Laurel High School will hold its monthly PTSA meeting on Wednesday, March 31, from 6-7 p.m., in the school auditorium. On the agenda will be a vote to approve the by-laws and we will have a parent workshop on “Smart Moves, Smart Choices,” about teen misuse of prescription drugs. Come out to vote for the referendum and stay for the PTSA meeting. Anyone in the community is invited to attend. For more information, call the high school at 875-6120.
AARP chapter meeting
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of Western Sussex County will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall in Seaford. Guest speaker will be Charlie Paparella from WBOC TV. This chapter is open for membership to all persons 50+. Come join us to decide if you would like to become a member of our local chapter. Stop by the hospitality table for refreshments and conversation after the meeting. Call Gladys Bonowicz, chapter president, at 875-1519 for more information.
SHS Alumni meeting
The Seaford High School Alumni Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, at the Seaford Museum. All interested alumni are invited to attend. For more information, call Donna Angell at 629-8077.
AARP board meeting
Chapter 1084 of the Seaford AARP in Western Sussex County will hold their board meeting on Thursday, April 1. Board members should try to attend this meeting since final preparations for the annual picnic on May 13 will be discussed.
Young Republicans meeting The Sussex County Young Republicans are having their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, at the law offices of Tunnell & Raysor, LLP (30 East Pine St., Georgetown). Guest speaker for the eve-
Bug and Bud Festival
This year’s annual Bug and Bud Festival in downtown Milford is Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is the annual Ladybug Parade, many vendors, games, fun, family activities and live entertainment.
Country breakfast buffet
A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month - September through June, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Galestown Community House. Adults, $7, ages 6 to 12, $4, under age 6, no charge. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community house is located on School House Road at the intersection of Galestown and Reliance Roads in Galestown, Md. The dates are: March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27.
Colonel Richardson High School, Class of 1985, is planning a 25th High School Reunion for this fall. The committee is updating classmate addresses. For more information, contact Debbie (Feyl) Brohawn at 410-7548910 or email@example.com.
Basket Bingo will be held April 23 at the Federalsburg V.F.W. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games being at 7 p.m. Bingo will benefit the International Order of Odd Fellows, Hebron Lodge #14. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Contact Robert Anger at 410-542-4761 or Henry Tift at 410-858-7588 for tickets or information. Submit Bulletin Board items by noon Thursday, at least one week before. Send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, or email to editor@ mspublications.com.
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Church Bulletins Ladies Conference
Hickory Ridge Community Church will be hosting a Ladies Conference on April 9 and 10. “Live Your Legacy Before You Leave It, Three Women of the Bible Drama Presentations” by Anita Gutschick, will be held at the Cannon Mennonite Church in Bridgeville. The Friday night session begins at 7 p.m. and the Saturday session is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be light refreshments on Friday night, with breakfast and lunch being served on Saturday. A registration fee of $15 per adult and $10 for young girls ages 8-13 (accompanied by an adult) covers the cost of the guest speaker and food. Registration deadline is March 27. For further information, call 349-4569 or 349-5139.
The Ark Good Friday service
Seaford Wesleyan Church, “The Ark,” will be holding a Good Friday service from 12 noon till 1 p.m. on Friday, April 2. Come join in as they reflect on the “7 sayings of Christ.” For information, call 628-1020.
Booker Street Church of God
Booker Street Church of God in Georgetown, will be hosting 2010 Pastor’s Appreciation Week on April 6–11. The host pastor is Bishop Marvin Morris. Call 856-3404 or 856-9097 for more information.
The Snethen United Methodist Church is sponsoring a concert on Saturday, April 10,
at 7 p.m. at Parkside High School, Beaglin Park Drive, Salisbury. Appearing will be Brian Free & Assurance, Dixie Melody Boys and Mark Bishop. Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door. Children 10 and under are $6. Tickets are available at local Christian bookstores.
Women’s Day at Gethsemane UMC
Women’s Day will be held on April 17 from 9 a.m. until noon at Gethsemane United Methodist Church. This year’s theme is “Thank You for a Being a Friend.” Call 629-2862 to register by April 12. Cost is $5 per person which includes lunch.
Family and Friends Day
Clarence Street Church of God, Seaford, will be celebrating “Family and Friends Day” on Saturday, April 17, at 6 p.m. Elder Willie Williams of Glassboro, N.J., will be the guest minister. Special honoree is Rita Williams Boardly and time Williams will be allotted during the service to show her love and support. For more information, call 629-9443.
Eunice Wright in live recording
Crossroad Christian Church is featuring Eunice Wright in a live recording on Friday, April 30. Doors open at 6 p.m., recording begins at 7 p.m. General admission
is $10. VIP tickets, which includes preferred seating and a copy of the CD when released, are $20. Tickets are available at the Mustard Seed in Milford or the Gospel Shoppe in Salisbury. The church is located on 4867 N. DuPont Highway, in Dover. For more information or to purchase VIP tickets, contact Joyful Noyze Entertainment at 302-241-5015.
Spring hymn sing
The annual Spring Hymn Sing will be held at Galestown U.M.C. on April 11 at 2 p.m. Special music will be provided by Sacred Sounds (southern gospel bluegrass). A buffet style dinner will be served immediately after the service at the community center.
Lenten fish dinners
The Knights of Columbus, St. Molua Council #4075 will once again be offering their Lenten fish dinners at Our Lady of Lourdes church hall, at the rear of the church, 535 East Stein Hwy., Seaford. The dinners will be held every Friday during Lent through March 26. Serving times will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Adults $9; children $4. Proceeds benefit the St. Molua Council #4075 college scholarship fund and other church based activities.
Community Lenten Service
The Bridgeville Charge will sponsor a Community Lenten Service at Williams Chapel Church in Bridgeville with an Ash Wednesday Service and ending Friday, April 2, with the Seven Last Words at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville. Seven churches from the surround-
ing Bridgeville area will participate. All services will be held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. April 2 - “Seven Last Words From the Cross Service” at Mt. Calvary UMC. For more information, call 542-5752.
Free soup and sandwiches
New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel offers free soup and sandwiches every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Timothy Duffield Sr. at 875-0727.
LMA Good Friday Service
The Laurel Ministerial Association will hold a community Good Friday Service at Christ UMC on Central Avenue in Laurel, on April 2, at 7 p.m. Ministers of different denominations and churches will participate. The LMA will also hold a Cross Walk through downtown Laurel starting at noon on Good Friday.
Union UMC Choir events
Union United Methodist Chancel Choir of Bridgeville presents, “Worthy! A Song for the Ages” Easter Cantata, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 28. A holy week pancake supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, in the fellowship hall. Tickets are $6.50 for adults and $3 for children under 10. See any choir member for tickets or purchase at the door.
A gospel concert featuring Lights of Home, All 4 Him, Amy Holloway Stark, Jennifer Kimbell and Phil Davis will be held on Saturday, April 10, at Sam Yoder’s
DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship CHURCH OF CHRIST
Sunday Family Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. 94 Walnut Street, Laurel, DE (across from GameZone) 302-875-7873 www.laurelnazarene.org
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1010S . Central Ave., Laurel Ph: 875-7748 Minister: Ian J. Drucker Worship Services: Sunday 10 a.m. 6:00 p.m. BibleS tudy: Sun. 9:00 a.m.; Wed. 7:00 p.m.
200 W. Market Street, Laurel, Del. Contemporary Worship, 8:45 a.m. Traditional Worship, 11:00 a.m. Sunday School, for ALL Ages, 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays: Bible Study 1 p.m.; & Youth Ministry 6:45 p.m.
Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching Youth Group Wednesday 7:00 pm
In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity
Worship 10:45 a.m. • Sun. School 9:45 a.m. Wed. Night 7:00 p.m. • Sun. Night 7:00 p.m. Located on Camp Road between the Dual & Alt. 13 For info call: 629-3674 or 875-2915 Sr. Pastor Roland Tice
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
Christian Church of Seaford
600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956
Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298
The Rev. Dr. Howard G. Backus, Rector www.dioceseofdelaware.net/churches/stphlps.html Holy Eucharist with Healing Sunday ~ 8:30 & 10:30 am Church School ~ 9:30 am
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
Christ Evangelistic Church
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14511 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, DE 19956 Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. FasTrak Children’s Ministry - 10:30 a.m.; E318 Youth - 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Services - 7 p.m.
For info, call 875.7995 or visit www.centralworshipcenter.org Pastor Timothy Dukes, Senior Pastor Pastor John Lanzone, Youth/Family Pastor
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road68, South of Laurel Laurel,D el.
Sun. School 10 a.m. • Worship 9 & 11 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Hymn Sing: Last Sunday Each Month - 7 p.m.
Delmar Wesleyan Church www.StPaulsUMCLaurelDE.org
Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107
800 East Street Delmar, MD 21875 “The Church That Cares” 410-896-3600 Pastor James C. Hitch
Sunday: Sunday School 10 M Worship 11 AM & 6 PM
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Farm in Houston. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and food will be available for purchase. For more information and tickets, call 629-4535 or 228-2825. All proceeds benefit Joshua House Ministries.
Easter activities at Trinity UMC
Trinity UMC on Phillips Hill Road in Laurel will hold many free activities for the Lenten/Easter season. All are welcome to every event. Friday, March 26: Movie: The Passion of the Christ, 6:30 p.m. (discussion after) Thursday, April 1: Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 4: Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m., Easter Cantata Service, 10 a.m.
Easter fun for kids
St John’s United Methodist Church in Seaford welcomes all ages 2 - grade 5 to their Annual Easter Party on Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m. - noon. Egg hunt, games, craft, lunch and tons of fun. Rain or shine event. Pre-register by calling the church office, 629-9466.
Easter Fun Day
Seaford Wesleyan Church, “The Ark,” will host an Easter Fun Day from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 27. Activities include an egg hunt, games, hay rides and story time. All are welcome to attend.
Laurel Wesleyan Special Services
The Laurel Wesleyan Church invites you to experience Easter with them. On Good Friday, April 2, at 7 p.m. there will be a special music, drama and communion service focusing on remembering what Christ has done. On Easter Sunday, April 4, at 9 and 10:45 a.m., the service will also feature special music and drama. The church is locted at 30186 Seaford Road (Alt. 13). For more information, call 875-5380 or visit www.laurelwesleyan.org.
The Cash Family performs
Seaford Wesleyan Church, ‘The Ark,’ invites you and your family to join us as we celebrate Palm Sunday with The Cash Family on Sunday, April 28 at the 10:30 a.m. service. For more information, call 628-1020.
Easter services at St. Luke’s
SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am
701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077
Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church
26295 Sussex Highway (south on 13), Seaford, DE
Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Pastor - O. Kenneth Scheller 302-875-0140
All are welcome to worship here every Sabbath.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Seaford will prepare for Easter Day with several special services. Everyone is invited to attend. Monday, March 29 - Holy Eucharist service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 30 - Renewal of Ordination Vows, Cathedral of St. John, Wilmington. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato, Rector of St. Luke’s, will attend this service, along with others from St. Luke’s parish. Wednesday, March 31 - Holy Eucharist service, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1 - Maundy Thursday, Institution of the Holy Eucharist, 7 p.m. Service includes the reservation of the holy sacrament for use on Good Friday and the stripping of the altar in anticipation of Good Friday. Friday, April 2 - Good Friday Liturgy, noon, includes the Passion Gospel and communion from the reserved sacrament Friday, April 2 - Stations of the Cross service, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 3 - Commemoration of Jesus in the Tomb, 10 a.m. Sunday, April 4 - Easter Day First Eucharist - 9 a.m. Service resplendent with music, Alleluias and flowers.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 543 N. BRADFORD ST., SEAFORD, DEL. • 629-7161
Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor
WEDNESDAY SUNDAY Sunday School......9:45 a.m. Prayer & Praise 7:00 p.m. Worship...............11:00 a.m. Patch Club (kids) 7:00 p.m. Eve. Worship........7:00 p.m. Youth Group 6:00-8 p.m.
SEAFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY PRE-SCHOOL - 12TH GRADE - Office 629-7161 Quality Traditional Education Since 1973 Fully Accredited By Middle States in ACSI
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH A Cooperative S.B.C. Church 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE
302-629-8434 • www.graceseaford.org Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:30 pm Children’s Church 10:45 am SPANISH Worship 10:45 am Wednesday Activities 7 pm Pastor: Homer McKeithan Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”
Men’s and Lady’s Conferences
Join us at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, at Grace United Methodist Church, Georgetown, for an annointed time of fellowship and learning more about the works of God in our lives as men and women. For details visit www.BibleAdventures. org. For more information about FCA, visit www.fellowshipofchristianartists.net or call 302-228-4813.
Easter musical at Alliance Church The choir of Atlanta Road Alliance
Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel
PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956
Sun. 9:30 am Wed. 7:00 pm
Children’s Church • Nursery
Senior Minister: Dr. Carl G Vincent Senior Pastor: Pastor Barry B. Dukes wwwmessiahsvineyard.org
OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH 532 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Redemptorist Fathers • 629-3591
MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 4:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30 p.m.
VICTORY TABERNACLE CHURCH OF GOD
11 AM and 6 PM ~ Sunday School 9:45 AM
Ministry for the wholef amily 7 PM
Pastor Stacey Johnson
28261 Seaford Rd., Laurel, 2 miles N. of Laurel on Alt. 13
CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH
315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973 • 302-629-9755
Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins www.christlutheranseaford.com
Praise Worship 8:15 AM • Sunday School 9:45 AM • Traditional Worship 11:15 AM
Laurel Baptist Church, SBC
First Annual Gospel Fest Weekend
Join us on April 23 and 24 for our first annual “Fellowship of Christian Artists Gospel Fest Weekend” Concerts. On Friday, April 23 at 7 p.m., members of the Fellowship of Christian Artists will sing at Elkton Church of God, Elkton, Md., and again at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, at Grace United Methodist Church, Georgetown. For more information, call Jeannie and Jerry Jones, 2284813; Wayne Porter, Walking Miracle Ministries, 241-1620; or Thom Slaughter, Second Wind Ministry, 690-8908. For more about FCA, visit www.fellowshipofchristianartists.net.
Messiah’s Vineyard Church
22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 - www.atlantaroadcma.org Sunday
9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 6:45 Catalyst Youth (gr. 7-12), Worship, Nursery, Classes DivorceCare, KidStuf 103 (K-6 kids & their parents, 1st & 3rd for Kids & Adults Wednesday) 7:00 Intercessory 7:00 p.m. Prayer, Men’s Group Evening Service
COKESBURY CHURCH All Welcome Where Love Abides -- John 3:16
The Church by the Side of the Road 15092 Cokesbury Rd, Georgetown, DE
(302) 629-5222 • www.cokesburyworship.org Pastor Harold Carmean & Congregation Sunday School 9 am Contemporary Church Service 10 am
United Methodist Church Serving Christ in the Heart of Seaford since 1830 315 High St. • Seaford, DE
Sunday Services: Informal Worship in Chapel 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary 9:45 Sunday School
Pastor: Rev. Jim Sipes • 302-629-4458 PROFESSIONAL NURSERY CARE PROVIDED
Where everybody is somebody & Jesus Christ is Lord 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, Laurel, DE 19956 LBC Sunday School ~ 10:00 Morning Worship ~ 11:00 Wednesday Bible Study ~ 7:00 P.M. NurseryP rovided Pastor: Rev. Steven Booth Music Director: Linda Lewis
Episcopal Church Front & King St., Seaford, DE
Holy Eucharist: Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby-Coladonato, Rector
Seaford Church of Christ Acapella
N. Dual 13, P.O. Box 783, Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-6206 Evangelist - G. W. Cliver - 629-6206 Elder - Don Birch - 629-8949 Elder - Ron Russell - 629-6033 Sunday School 10 a.m. Sun. Worship 11 a.m., Sun. Evening 6 p.m Wed. Evenings 7 p.m. Live For God, Love Each Other, Light The World
United Methodist Church 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Across from Bank 337-7409 Handicap Friendly WORSHIP TIMES:
9 am Contemporary Service 10 am Sunday School 11 am Traditional Worship Youth Group (Sun. 6 p.m.)
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
A Safe Sanctuary & Stephen’s Ministry Church Rev. E. S. Mallozzi
Contemporary Services ... 8:45 & 10:30 a.m. Nursery Care & Children’s Church Provided Corner of Woodland Ferry Rd. & Stein Hwy., 4 miles West of Seaford • 629-2862 Jeans Expected! No Halos Required!
27225 Kaye Road Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814
www.thelighthouselaurel.org Timothy P. Jones, Pastor Sunday Family Worship - 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Family Ministries - 7:00 p.m.
“Shining His Light”
743E . Clarence St., Seaford, Del. Carlton L. Cannon, Sr. Pastor
629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday: Midweek Activities: Church School........9:45 am Call for Details Morning Worship......11 am Children’s Church & Youth Explosion ........6 pm Nursery Provided Evening Worship.........7 pm *Counseling by appt. only Tuesday: Thursday: Bible Study & Family Corporate Prayer.........7 pm ‘Come and Grow with Us!’ Training Hour...........7 pm
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Dale Evans
Contemporary Service............9:30 a.m. Sunday School.............10:15 a.m. Regular Service. . . . . . .11:30 a.m. Mount Pleasant Road, Laurel (Just off Rt. 24 west, on Rd. 493A)
MORNING STAR • MARCH 25 - 31, 2010 Church in Seaford will present “Once Upon a Cross,” on Maundy Thursday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Easter Sunday, April 4, at 11 a.m. The presentation is free. For more information, call 629-5600 or visit www. atlantaroadcma.org.
Calvary UMC events
The following events will be held at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville. Pre-Men’s Day Joy Night, Saturday, March 27, 6 p.m. - All choirs, praise dancers, soloists, steppers, etc. are invited. For more information, contact Brother Butch Lee at 337-8198. Foot Washing/Communion Service, Thursday, April 1, 7 p.m. - Guest preacher
will be the Rev. Charles W. Smith Jr. of Williams Chapel Church, Bridgeville. For more information, contact Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr. at 443-944-3665. Seven Last Words from the Cross, Friday, April 2, 7 p.m. - Seven dynamic area preachers will bring the “Seven Last Words From the Cross” as Jesus died to save us from our sins. Preachers are Elder Joyce Mizelle, Grace N Mercy Ministries, Greenwood; Rev. Dr. J. Anthony Dickerson, Greater Mt. Olive Full Gospel Ministries, Cambridge, Md.; Rev. Elmer Davis Jr., St. Mark UMC, Salisbury, Md.; Rev. Charles W. Smith Jr., Williams Chapel, Bridgeville; Rev. Reginald J. Chandler Sr., Liberating Power AMEZ Church, Bridgeville; Rev. Bernadette Beckett, Ebenezer/Samuel Wesley UMC, Princess Anne Md.; and Elder Annette P. Wilson,
Cathedral of Love Church, Salisbury. For more information, contact Rev. Hopkins at 443- 944-3665. Joint Men’s Day, Sunday, April 11 Guest preacher will be the Rev. Randolph Fitchett, Preston Circuit Charge, Preston, Md., along with his choir and congregation. Join us as we salute the work and commitment of the men on the Bridgeville Charge as we worship and praise the Lord. For more information, contact Brother Lee at 337-8198.
Reaping the Harvest
Church of God and Saints of Christ Church on Concord Road in Seaford will hold a Prayer Breakfast, Reaping the Harvest, from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 28. The speaker will be Alonzo Black of Ross Point Freedom Church. Donations
PAGE 25 will be taken - $7 for one person and $10 for two. For more information and tickets, call Robert Brown at 628-3903.
Porter to speak at St. Paul’s
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Laurel hosts Wayne K. Porter, of Walking Miracle Ministries, at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 28. The program will begin with Friends of Don Murray. Hear how God delivered Wayne from his battle with Crohn’s disease. For an evening of great testimony and music, you don’t want to miss this one. For more information, call Pastor Don at 856-6107.
Obituaries Ruth S. Dismore, 87
Ruth Steglich Dismore passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 6, 2010, at her home in Seaford, after a brave yearlong battle with cancer. Ruth was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Aug. 19, 1922. She resided in Waban, Mass. for the majority of her younger years before marrying Paden Fasold Dismore on Sept. 26, 1953, and reloDismore cating to Seaford. She and Paden started a family in Seaford, relocated to Wilmington for approximately 35 years and then returned to Seaford. Ruth is survived by her husband, Paden; a daughter, Pamela Crouch of Richmond, Va.; and two sons, Frank Dismore of Seaford and Fred Dismore of Dover. Ruth attended Colby College and, after graduation, completed the occupational therapy program at Tufts University in Boston. She was employed by Massachusetts General Hospital as an occupational therapist prior to her marriage. After her children were grown, she returned to work at the Methodist Country House in Wilmington. Throughout her life, Ruth was the ultimate caregiver as a mother, wife and friend. Her dedication to helping others and her good works for charity, church, the ill, the elderly and her community are her legacy. She also will be remembered by all for her exquisite needlework, her lovely gardens and her beautifully appointed home. In her final days, Ruth requested that her memorial service and memory be based simply on faith, family and friends. The life of this extraordinary woman will be celebrated in just that way on Friday, March 26, at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Seaford. The service will begin at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Ruth’s name to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 315 High St., Seaford, DE 19973 or Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Volunteer Services, 801 Middleford Rd., Seaford, DE 19973.
Gary G. McWhite, 57
Gary G. McWhite of Millsboro, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2010. He was born on May 26, 1952, in Oakland, Calif., the son of Thelma and Robert McWhite. He attended Bayshore Community Church and was a true Christian, always praying and praising God for every little blessing in life. In his time, he served in the United States Military in the 82nd Airborne Division, and as an ambulance driver for Felton Fire Company. He enjoyed his job as a truck driver for Reed Trucking Company. His main hobby was riding his Harley Davidson. His friends recognized him as “Gary the Terrible” because of his unique sense of humor, but Gary was really known for his constant smile and laugh, compassion and devotion McWhite to serving God. He lived to take care of his wife, family and home. Gary is survived by his wife, Annabelle McWhite; and children, Robert Hannahs-McWhite, Michael Almine and Maxinne Almine; along with his two dogs, Ava and Abby McWhite. The family would like to thank the relatives and friends who have been helpful and spent time with the family in their time of need. On Sunday, March 21, a motorcycle procession from Watson’s Funeral Home in Millsboro to Bayshore Community Church in Gumboro took place, followed by a service at the church where friends and family gathered in celebration of Gary’s life. Arrangements are by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Alberta E. Mitchell, 86
Alberta Evelyn Mitchell of Laurel, passed away on Monday, March 15, 2010, at her home. Born in Laurel, she was the daughter of the late William K. and Martha Sadler Whaley. Mrs. Mitchell, fondly known as Bertie or Aunt Bertie, had been a homemaker and was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Laurel American Legion. In 1945, she married Norman H. Mitchell, a local painter. Mr. Mitchell died
in 1993. She is survived by a son, Barry K. Mitchell and his wife Connie of Laurel; grandchildren, Darryl W. Mitchell and wife Tina, Kimberly A. McKamey and husband Rob, all of Laurel, Ray O’Neal and wife Barbara of W.Va., Kristy Littleton and husband Robert of Millsboro and Steven Tyre of Gumboro; and greatgrandchildren, Kelsey & Jeffrey Mitchell, Robby & Kayla McKamey and Austin & Lauren Littleton. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. In addition, to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Trudy L. O’Neal; a son, Norman B. Mitchell; two sisters, Sarah Johnson and Marian Messick; and three brothers, William, Carlton and Granville Whaley. At Mrs. Mitchell’s request, all funeral services were private. Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home of Laurel is serving the Mitchell family.
William R. Willey, 81
William Richard Willey of Laurel, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Life Care At Lofland Park, Seaford. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late William Oliver and Ruth Ellen Kenny Willey. Mr. Willey had been an agent for the former Home Mutual Insurance Co. and, in his later years, raised horses. He spent the majority of his lifetime in the Laurel area except for a few years when he resided in
Leonardtown, Md. He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Marie Collins of Laurel whom he married in 1956; a son, William Michael “Mike” Willey of Laurel; a daughter, Mary Ellen Tawes of Leonardtown; a sister, Evelyn Wheatley of Seaford; four grandchildren, William Michael Willey Jr., William Benjamin Tawes, William Bradley Tawes and Michelle Lynn Willey; one greatgrandchild, Taylor Cheyenne Louis Willey; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy McCabe. Graveside services were held on Friday, March 19, at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laurel. The Rev. Martin Furrow officiated. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1138 Parsons Road, Salisbury, MD 21801 or Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home of Laurel, is serving the Willey family.
G. Bruce Taylor, 81
G. Bruce Taylor of Seaford, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2010, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Graveside services were held on Monday, March 22, in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laurel.
In Loving Memory of
Ray Lloyd Jr. March 29th, 2007 As you lived on earth and gave so much love to so many, you lived in God’s light. Love lifted you as you brushed against this world so gently. On the wings of a dove, your love went to a new life in heaven above. With all the faith and love I have for you, you will never die. My heart can’t give you up. My love to you, your wife Madeline.
MORNING STAR • MARch 25 - 31, 2010
Celebrate Passover with a very tasty, simple Honey Nut Cake
It’s almost Passover, the holiday that commemorates the liberation oretta norr of the Jewish people from enslavement in Egypt which begins at sundown on Monday. The first two nights of this eight-day celebration are spent in Seder or feasting. Food writer Mark Bittman bemoans that Seder food is more known for its consistency than its deliciousness. Marcy Goldman agrees that Passover usually means “time for another round of mom’s rubbery 1/4 cup water sponge cake and canned macaroons.” But 1 tablespoon lemon juice the Montreal baker set out to defy expecta1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon tions and dispel mediocrity. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously In her book, A Treasury of Jewish grease a 7-inch round layer cake pan (if Holiday Baking, the old “what did you you do not have one, you can use a round expect, it’s a Passover dessert” sweets are foil pan of the same or similar size availtruly transformed. Her Passover Honey able in the supermarket baking aisle). Nut Cake below tastes as good as Baklava Cake: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, without all the work. using a wire whisk, beat the granulated and brown sugars with the oil and eggs Passover Honey Nut Cake until the mixture is thick and pale yellow. Makes 10 to 12 Stir in the remaining batter ingredients. Cake Turn the batter into the prepared pan. 3/4 cup granulated sugar Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the 1/4 cup brown sugar top is light brown and set. Cool for at least 1/4 cup vegetable oil 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the Soak3 eggs ing Syrup. 3 tablespoons orange juice Soaking Syrup: In a medium saucepan, 1 teaspoon finely minced orange zest combine the ingredients. Heat to dissolve 1/4 teaspoon salt the sugar and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or 1/2 until the mixture becomes syrupy. Cool teaspoon for a more pronounced cinnamon well. flavor) Pour the cooled syrup over the cooled 1/2 cup matzoh cake meal (can be cake, poking holes in the cake with a fork, found in the international aisle of most to permit the syrup to penetrate. Allow supermarkets) it to stand for 2 to 4 hours to absorb the 1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts or syrup. almonds I prefer to refrigerate this cake so that 1 cup finely chopped walnuts while it is absorbing the liquid, it is also Soaking Syrup firming up. Also, chilling the cake offsets 2/3 cup granulated sugar its sweetness and makes it easier to cut. 1/4 cup honey Serve it on splayed muffin liners. 1/3 cup orange juice
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Entertainment Nanticoke Health Services Dinner and Auction April 17
already making their cabin selections. Tickets are available for $75 per person. Proceeds from this year’s auction will benefit Women’s Health Services and the Charitable Endowment Prescription Fund. Check out the auction’s website at www.nanticoke.org/auction for the latest news on this year’s event. For more information, contact the Corporate Development Office of Nanticoke Memorial at 629-6611, ext. 8944 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.
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Nanticoke Health Services Dinner/Auction “Set Sail Aboard….Nanticoke of the Seas” will be leaving from the port of Heritage Shores in Bridgeville on Saturday, April 17 at 5 p.m. The Cruise Director, Nanticoke Health Services, will be offering three different excursions for your cruising pleasure. The Mexico excursion will offer a wide variety of silent auction items such as golf packages, handcrafted collectables, watercolors from a local artist, massages and dining out packages. During the Jamaican excursion, passengers will be able to participate in a Chinese Auction, which will feature one of a kind baskets, gift certificates, entertainment packages and items to pamper yourself, as well as autographed pictures from Delaware photographer Kevin Fleming. Your final excursion of the evening will be an underwater adventure where exciting treasures will be offered. At the ship’s helm for this entertaining underwater adventure will be Auctioneer, Don Moore. During the live auction you will be able to bid on items such as a 1962 MG Midget MK1 Convertible Car, Washington Redskins package, Five digit Delaware Tag, Cruise Package, Fishing Trip, Myrtle Beach vacation and a Mercedes Benz Pedal Car. Ship passengers will be able to try their luck at searching through a treasure chest to locate an exquisite jewel. Don’t miss the opportunity to set sail on the “Nanticoke of the Seas” adventure. Guests are
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www.Ringling.com From left are featured soloists Janet Layden, Paul Hanke, Don McCabe, Nancy Fisher, Roo Brown, John Ranney, Rebecca McDaniel, Ginny VanTine, Phyllis Thomas, Beverly Kenner and Beth Howlett.
Spring concert features soloists John Ranney, conductor, has announced the names of 16 members of the Southern Delaware Choral Society that will perform solo parts during the group’s spring concert, “Opening Night on Broadway.” Solos will be performed by Arielle Foster and Rebecca McDaniel of Milford; Marsha Shull of Frankford; Beth Howlett of Millsboro; Chris Myers, Roo Brown, Beverly Kenner, Janet Layden, Nancy Fisher and Phyllis Thomas of Lewes; Clem Edgar of Bethany Beach; Don McCabe, Ginny
VanTine and Dan Tabler of Georgetown; Taylor Phillips of Ellendale; and Paul Hanke of Milton. The spring concerts will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach and 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 18, at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View. Tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for students with ID and are available by calling 645-2013, online at www.southerndelawarechoralsociety.org, and at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach and Puzzles in Lewes.
CONGRATULATIONS! to Donna Vanderslice of Bethel, & Michael Rapa of Laurel! Each Won 4 Free Tickets to the Circus compliments of the Star. (Drawing held March 22)
MORNING STAR • MARch 25 - 31, 2010
People Christophel, Davis to wed Casey Lynn Christophel and Gavin Edward Davis, along with their families, are happy to announce their engagement. Casey is the daughter of Linda K. Christophel of Laurel and G. John Christophel of Dover. She is the granddaughter of John and Mary Janosik of Laurel and the late George and Regina Christophel of Springfield, Va. Gavin is the son of Rhonda Megee Davis of Georgetown and Gary & Susie Davis of Milford. He is the grandson of Floyd and Dorthy Megee of Georgetown and Charles and Gloria Davis from Millsboro. The bride-to-be is a graduate of DelTech and Wilmington University, currently working on her master’s degree in special education. She is employed at Stein Highway Church of God as the director of Lighted Pathway Daycare/Preschool. The groom-to-be graduated from the Delaware State Police Academy in 2004 and is employed by the Division of Fish and Wildlife enforcement. Casey is the mother of Ashton M. Christophel who resides with the couple in Seaford.
Messiah’s Vineyard Church Rt. 13 & Discountland Rd., Laurel, DE 19956 302-875-4646
www.messiahsvineyard.org Messiah’s Vineyard Church would like to give a special invitation to the community to
Spend Easter Week With Us.
Palm Sunday, march 28th at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Barry Dukes will be ministering along with The Vineyard II Worship Band and The Vineyard Choir
Palm Sunday afternoon, march arch 28th “The Seder” - A Passover luncheon at Chickberry Farms, please call for reservations- 875-4646
Good friday niGht- aPril 2nd at 7:00 P.m.
We will be having a Special Celebration Service. The Vineyard Choir will be ministering the Celebrated Musical “ My Chains Are Gone” along with a Powerful Stick Human Video by The Vineyard Praise Dance Team Gavin Davis and Casey Christophel An October 2010 wedding is planned in Dewey Beach, where Pastor Robert Clagg will unite them as one.
eaSter Sunday, aPril 4th at 9:30
Dr. Carl Vincent will be ministering a Victorious Easter Message along with The Vineyard II Band & The Vineyard Choir
Williamson’s welcome daughter
Starla Celeste Williamson
Dr. Carl G. VincentSenior Minister Pastor Barry B. Dukes – Senior Pastor
Starla Celeste Williamson arrived on Jan. 15, 2010, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, weighing in at 5 lbs. 8 oz. and 18 1/4 inches long. She is the daughter of Catherine and Paul Williamson of Salisbury, Md. Her maternal grandparents are Jay and Tina Reaser of Laurel. Paternal grandparents are Susan Rowe of Oxford, Md., and Bruce and Tammy Williamson of Bridgeville. Starla’s maternal great-grandparents are Rita Brex and Fran and Cliff Reaser of Laurel. Her paternal great-grandparents are John and Violet Ray of Bridgeville. She was also welcomed home by her aunts, uncles and cousins.
The Atlanta Road Alliance Church Choir Invites You to an Easter Musical Entitled
April 2nd, 7:00 pm
Experience Easter at Laurel Wesleyan Church
30186 Seaford Rd. (Alt 13) Laurel ~ 302-875-5380 www.laurelwesleyan.org
Once Upon a Cross Rise Maundy Thursday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 4, at 11:00 a.m. 22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 - www.atlantaroadcma.org
THIS EVENT IS FREE!
Special Music, Drama & Communion
Easter Sunday April 4th, 9:00 & 10:45 am
Special Music & Drama
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Adoption & Wellness Day at i.g.Burton
SATURDAY 7 MARCH 2 RABIES & WELLNESS CLINIC BETWEEN 10 AM - 12 NOON
Rabies, Distemper & Bordetella Shots: Only $10 Ea.
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MORNING STAR • MARCH 25 - 31, 2010
Health briefs Family caregiver training
The Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter sponsors The Family Caregiver Education Series four times a year in each of Delaware’s three counties. Brandywine Assisted Living at Fenwick Island located at 21111 Arrington Drive near Selbyville will host the training on Thursday, April 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Training for family caregivers is free and lunch will be provided by Brandywine Assisted Living at Fenwick Island. Pre-registration is required by April 2. For more information or to register, call Jamie Magee, branch office coordinator, at 8549788.
Auxiliary donates dialysis machine
Thanks to a donation from the Milford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, critically ill patients will receive additional lifesaving care in Milford Memorial Hospital’s Dialysis Department. The Auxiliary recently donated a Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) machine, which provides continuous dialysis to critically ill patients. The CRRT supports the kidney function of patients with renal failure and has proven to be more effective than traditional dialysis for critically ill patients. Funds for the $28,000 CRRT machine were raised from the proceeds of the 52nd Annual Milford Memorial Hospital Fair in 2009, as well as from other Auxiliary events. The 53rd Annual Milford Memorial Hospital Fair will be held Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15, at Milford Middle School. Proceeds from the 2010 Hospital Fair will benefit Emergency & Trauma Services at Milford Memorial Hospital.
5K benefits Breast Cancer Coalition
The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition announces its First Annual DE-Feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/1M Walk sponsored by Tanger Outlets will take place on Sunday, May 2, at 9 a.m. The 3.1 mile course will begin and end at Applebees restaurant at Tanger Outlet Center, Rehoboth Beach. The family event is open to runners and walkers of all ages. All proceeds from Tanger’s DE-Feet Breast Cancer 5K/1M will benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC). On the heels of a very successful Pink Card campaign in which Tanger Outlets raised more than $90,000 for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition last October, Tanger’s general manager Amy Norgate eagerly stepped up to sponsor DBCC’s 5K event. Advanced registration, which is recommended, is $20/person. On-site registration is $25/person, beginning at 7:30 a.m. on race day; and the first 100 people registered receive a long-sleeve T-shirt. There’s even a “Sleepwalkers” category for those who are unable to attend but want to show their support. Sleepwalkers simply register for $20, check the “Sleepwalker” category and then sleep in on Sunday. To register, visit www.seashorestriders.com or www.active.com.
Seeley named PCU director
Nanticoke Health Services welcomes Robert Seeley, RN, BSN, to the position of
Progressive Care Unit (PCU) director. In this position, Seeley is accountable for planning, organizing, staffing and directing the Progressive Care Unit in collaboration with physicians and other health care providers. He will be working with leadership and staff to help maximize patient services/outcomes, and improve service. Seeley has a Seeley bachelor of science in nursing from Delaware State University and comes to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with over 12 years of nursing experience in a combination of intensive care, radiological, medical surgical and cardiac catheterization lab nursing. He has certifications in the American Radiology Nursing Association, Trauma Emergency Nursing, Advance Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support.
Reduce the risk of falling
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Sussex County will offer a free eight week course emphasizing practical strategies to reduce the risk of falling and increase activity levels. Classes will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, once a week for eight weeks from 10 a.m. to noon. The classes start Monday, March 29, and continue through Monday, May 17. The program is based on “Fear of Falling: A Matter of Balance” developed at Boston University. RSVP volunteers have been trained to teach the classes with the help of Methodist Manor House staff, including a physical therapist. Anyone who has fallen in the past or who is concerned about falls; anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength; and anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns should attend. For more information or to register, call RSVP at 856-5815.
Hospice plans fundraiser
Delaware Hospice’s Beef and Brew fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 16, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Georgetown CHEER Center. Tickets are $30 per person through
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Registration open for Walk MS
Registration is now open for this year’s Walk MS season in Delaware. Organized by the Delaware Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the goal is to raise awareness and funds for the programs and services needed by more than 1,500 Delawareans with MS and their families. Each of the five events takes place on an accessible 5K route, and plenty of support is available as well as the opportunity for lots of fun with family and friends. Two events take place in Sussex County: • Walk MS: Twilight at Heritage Shores steps off at Providence At Heritage Shores, One Heritage Shores Circle in Bridgeville, on Friday, April 30, at 6 p.m. • Walk MS: Twilight at Baywood Greens steps off at the Baywood Greens Golf Course, 32267 Clubhouse Way in Long Neck, on Friday, May 21, at 6 p.m. Day-of registration begins one hour before the event, but advanced registration is
recommended. For more information or to register, call 302-655-5610 or visit www. delawarewalk.org.
Cancer support group
The Wellness Community-Delaware offers a free general cancer support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The monthly support group meets in the second floor conference room of the Cancer Care Center on the third Monday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The Wellness Community is dedicated to helping people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in a professional program of emotional support and hope. All facilitators of these groups are trained mental health professionals. Call 645-9150 for information or to register.
Man to Man support group
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers a Man to Man support group meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Man to Man helps men cope with prostate cancer by receiving information and peer support. Man to Man is a forum for men and their support network to learn about diagnosis and treatment options through presentations, written materials and videos. Specialists share information such as side effects and how to cope with prostate cancer and its treatment. News and infor-
MORNING STAR • MARCH 25 - 31, 2010 mation about nutrition, general health, research and treatment, as well as messages from men living with prostate cancer and other Man to Man activities, are offered to assist in the recovery process. Pre-registration is not required for this free support group. For more information, contact Larry Skala (337-3678) or Grafton Adams (628-8311).
Depression Support Group
There is a free bimonthly Depression Support Group meeting in Laurel on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Any person who has signs and symptoms of depression and is under the care of a professional counselor/MD is welcome to attend. To register, call 302-4656612.
Breast cancer support group
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. (DBCC) has expanded its Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey, a program for women newly-diagnosed with breast cancer, by partnering with Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center in Seaford. The free, monthly program is offered at the Cancer Center located at 801 Middleford Road, Seaford, the third Thursday
of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. The program is facilitated by Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center professional staff - Terri A. Clifton, MS, NCC, Cancer Care coordinator; Mary Brown, RN, DSN, manager Cancer Care Center; and Wendy Polk, nutritionist – with assistance from Lois Wilkinson, DBCC special projects manager, who helps facilitate the program at Bayhealth. Together, they answer questions, help calm fears, and share information about resources that are available at Nanticoke, through DBCC, and other organizations within the local community. Of particular value to newly-diagnosed women is DBCC’s Peer Mentor Program through which they are paired with a long-term survivor for one-on-one support. To learn more about Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, call Lois Wilkinson at 672-6435. Registration is required and light refreshments and small gifts are provided.
Bereavement support group
Compassionate Care Hospice, The Wellness Community-DE and Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will collaborate to
present a monthly bereavement group, The Next Step. The group focuses on issues of loss that continue beyond the early stages of grief. Mary Van House, bereavement co-
ordinator, will facilitate the group at 10 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, at the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, second floor conference room. To register, call Lisa at 629-6611, ext. 2378.
Use of ‘spice’ gaining popularity Following the hospitalization of three people from Seaford recently, officials with the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services warn the use of “Spice” could pose a serious danger to those who use it. “Spice,” also known by various other names including “K2,” “K2 Spice,” “K2 Summit,” “Genie,” and “Zohai,” is an unregulated mixture of dried herbs that are sprayed with a synthetic cannabinoid-like substance and typically sold as incense. “The mixture is sold in small packets at a cost similar to the street price of marijuana,” said Kevin Huckshorn, director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. “It’s gaining popularity probably because it’s legal and difficult to detect in
drug tests, but its use can result in serious health problems.” Signs and symptoms of “Spice” use reported to The Poison Center have included elevated heart rate, elevated blood pressure, anxiety, pallor, numbness and tingling, vomiting, severe agitation, intense hallucinations, and, in some cases, tremors and seizures. Warning signs include the smell of spicy incense, elevated vital signs (increase in pulse, respiration, blood pressure) and hyperactivity. If you suspect someone you know has used “Spice,” contact the local Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. The Poison Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is free of charge.
Kids learn from parents behavior By Anthony Policastro Children look to their parents for acceptable behavior. Sometimes parents do not understand that children do what they see more than they do what they are told. A classic example is how some parents teach their children not to bite others. They mistakenly think they should bite the child back to teach the child that biting hurts. In actuality, all this teaches the child is that adults bite so I should bite too. The same kind of thing occurs with the use of profanity. Children will say words that they have heard. They will also use them in context. Thus, if a parent uses profanity when they are frustrated so will the child. One of the things that I frequently deal with in the office is temper tantrums. Many parents do not understand why their child will scream and pitch a fit when they do not get their way. What parents sometimes do not realize is how they react to these tantrums. Some of them will scream and yell at the child. They think that screaming and yelling might get the child to stop. In fact, what it teaches the child is that screaming and yelling are acceptable adult behaviors.
That means that having a tantrum and screaming and yelling must be okay. They are just doing what their parents show them they should do. A similar thing occurs if children observe their parents arguing a lot. They then think that arguing is normal and will begin to argue as well. They might argue with siblings or their parents. This is learned behavior. Parents who choose to use corporal punishment may find that their children will start hitting others. They are only mimicking their parents’ behavior. There is a lesson in all this. There are many children’s behaviors that parents do not like. When a child has those behaviors, the first question to ask is where they learned the behavior. A parent who tries to teach a child not to behave a certain way will not succeed if the child keeps seeing their parents behaving in a similar fashion. The first thing that needs to happen is that the parent must change his/her behavior. Once that happens, they might have more success getting the child to change. When we hear things like, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” or “Like father like son,” there is often more truth to these sayings than we might imagine.
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LEGALS THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE STATE OF DELAWARE IN AND FOR SUSSEX COUNTY In Re Change of Name of: Patrick Joseph Belviso to Patrick Joseph Shrensel. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Patricia A. Shrensel, intents to present a Petition to the Court of Common Pleas for the State of Delaware in and for Sussex County to change the name of her minor son from Patrick Joseph Belviso to Patrick Joseph Shrensel. Petitioner desires this change for social reasons. Patrica Shrensel, Petitioner 3/25/3tc
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING
Little Creek Hundred Case No. 10600 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a variance as provided by: Chapter 115, Article IV, Subsection 115-25, Item A (1) of said ordinance of ALICE H. STURGIS who is seeking a variance from the minimum square footage requirement for a parecel and a variance from the minimum lot width requirement for a parcel, to be located north of Route 24 1,290 feet west of Randall Street, being Lot 1 within H.H. Dickerson Lands. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, APRIL 19, 2010, at 7:00 P.M. All interested parties should attend and present their views. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 3/25/1tc See LEGALS—page 33
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The following ordinance was approved by Sussex County Council on January 12, 2010: ORDINANCE NO. 2094 AN ORDINANCE TO GRANT A CONDITIONAL USE OF LAND IN AN AR-1 AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT FOR A CHRISTIAN BOOK STORE/CLOTHING STORE TO BE LOCATED ON A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN SEAFORD HUNDRED, SUSSEX COUNTY, CONTAINING 37,836 SQUARE FEET, MORE OR LESS, (land lying north of Route 46 (Old Furnace Road), 140 feet west of Road 531 (Eskridge Road); application filed on behalf of TIMOTHY MORRIS; C/U #1806). 3/25/1tc
The following Ordinance was approved by Sussex County Council on January 12, 2010: ORDINANCE NO. 2095 AN ORDINANCE TO GRANT A CONDITIONAL USE OF LAND IN AN AR-1 AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT FOR A HOME BUSINESS OFFICE WITH CLERICAL STAFF TO BE LOCATED ON A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN NANTICOKE HUNDRED, SUSSEX COUNTY, CONTAINING 5.06 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, (land lying south of Road 565,700 feet west of Route 42; application filed on behalf of KELLY R. JANSEN; C/U #1808). 3/25/1tc IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE IN AND FOR SUSSEX COUNTY In Re: Change of Name of Carlos Dewane Washington II, Petitioner to: C. Dewane Washington. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Carlos Dewane Washington II intends to present a Petition to the Court of Common Pleas for the State of Delaware in and for Sussex County to change his name to C. Dewane Washington. Carlos Dewane Washington II Petitioner 3/11/3tp
Estate of Evelyn Corey Bell, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of
Evelyn Corey Bell who departed this life on the 17th day of February, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Suzanne Moore, James A. Stewart on the 10th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 17th day of October, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Suzanne Moore 20408 Silver Lake Dr., Unit #1 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 James A. Stewart 742 Bicentennia Blvd. Dover, DE 19904 Attorney: Stephen P. Ellis, Es. Ellis & Szabo, LLP PO Box 574 Georgetown, DE 1997 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/25/3tc
Estate of Oliver E. Boyce, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Oliver E. Boyce who departed this life on the 9th day of March, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Constance B. Parker on the 15th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 9th day of November, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Constance B. Parker 22731 Bloxom School Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/25/3tc
Estate of James Chalfant, Jr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of James Chalfant, Jr. who departed this life on the 2nd day of March, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Diana Chalfant on the 12th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted See LEGALS—page 35
• MARCH 25 - 31, 2010
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
TO AUTHORIZE THE DISTRICT TO ISSUE BONDS TO FUND SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION
A special election will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 in the Seaford School District in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 21 of Title 14 of the Delaware Code, in order to permit the voters of the District to vote for or against the issuance of bonds in the amount of $1,172,100 to provide funds for the following purposes (State bonds will finance $5,468,700): New Orthopedically Handicapped Wing (C.N. #1123A) – 100% State Funded: Cost: Funding for the planning, construction and equipping of an Orthopedically Handicapped wing State addition to the Central Elementary School. Local Total
$ 2,299,500 $ 0 $ 2,299,500
Roof Replacement at Central Elementary School (C.N. #1123B): Funding for the planning, construction and equipping of renovations to the Central Elementary School and campus storage facility to include roof replacement.
Cost: State Local Total
$ 801,300 $ 296,400 $ 1,097,700
Roof Replacement at Frederick Douglass Elementary School (C.N. #1123C): Funding for the planning, construction and equipping of renovations to the Frederick Douglass Elementary School to include roof replacement.
Cost: State Local Total
$ 790,400 $ 292,300 $ 1,082,700
Elevator Repair/Replacement at Seaford High School (C.N. #1123D): Funding for the planning, construction and equipping of renovations to the Seaford High School to include Elevator repair/replacement.
Cost: State Local Total
$ 233,100 $ 86,200 $ 319,300
Roof Replacement at Seaford Middle School Gymnasium & Elevator Repair/Replacement (C.N. #1123E): Funding for the planning, construction and equipping of renovations to the Seaford Middle School to include roof replacement and Elevator repair/replacement.
Cost: State Local Total
$ 483,800 $ 178,900 $ 662,700
Roof Replacement at West Seaford Elementary School (C.N. #1123F): Funding for the planning, construction and equipping of renovations to the West Seaford Elementary School to include roof replacement.
Cost: State Local Total
$ 860,600 $ 318,300 $ 1,178,900
Total State Total Local Total Funding
$5,468,700 $1,172,100 $6,640,800
The faith and credit of the Seaford School District is pledged for the full and complete payment of the principal and interest on said bonds. If the District is authorized to issue bonds in the amount of $1,172,100, it shall annually levy and collect taxes to provide for the payment of principal and interest on the bonds and for the retirement of the bonds as they fall due. Property owners will experience an estimated average tax increase of $0.0448 per $100 of assessed value during the 20year life of the bonds. Also posted is the amount of each annual tax increase that will be imposed as a result of the proposed bond issuance. The polls for said election will open at 10:00 a.m. and will remain open until 8:00 p.m. Voters may vote at the designated polling place – Seaford School District Office, 390 North Market Street Extended. You may vote in this election if you: • Are a citizen of the United States and Delaware age
• Live in the Seaford School District
• Are at least 18 years of
Proof of identification (e.g., Delaware driver’s license, Delaware ID card, work ID card with photo and address, U.S. postal material) is required to vote. Absentee voting is handled by the Department of Elections in Georgetown (119 N. Race Street; 856-5367). BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SEAFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT By: John Hanenfeld, President Attest: Dr. Russell H. Knorr, Executive Secretary Years after Referendum Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
Additional Tax Rate (Per $100 of Assessed Value) Additional tax rate – 0.0588 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0015 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0029 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0044 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0059 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.073 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0088 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0103 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0118 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0132
Years after Referendum Year 11 Year 12 Year 13 Year 14 Year 15 Year 16 Year 17 Year 18 Year 19 Year 20
Additional Tax Rate (Per $100 of Assessed Value) Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0147 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0162 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0176 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0191 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0206 year 1 tax rate minus 0.0220 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0235 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0250 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0264 Year 1 tax rate minus 0.0279
AVERAGE ADDITIONAL TAX RATE: 0.0448
The assumptions used in the above calculations are as follows: Assumed Interest Rate at Time of Bond Sale = 5.00% Based upon FY10 Assessed Value of Property in Seaford
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to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 2nd day of November, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Diana Chalfant 11822 Chalfant Dr. Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/25/3tc
Estate of Ruth A. Whaley, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Ruth A. Whaley who departed this life on the 23rd day of December, A.D. 2009 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Charles T. Whaley on the 16th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 23rd day of August, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Charles T. Whaley 16488 Adams Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Attorney: James A. Yori, Esq. Fuqua, Yori & Willard 28 The Circle Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/25/3tc
Estate of Margaret B. Hubbard, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Margaret B. Hubbard who departed this life on the 2nd day of February, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Kathryn C. Martin, Keith H. Hubbard on the 16th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 2nd day of October, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Kathryn C. Martin 24182 Old Meadow Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Keith H. Hubbard
MORNING STAR 500 North Hall St., Apt. 25 Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: James A. Yori, Esq. Fuqua, Yori & Willard 28 The Circle Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/25/3tc
Estate of Loretta Beatrice Harrington, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Loretta Beatrice Harrington who departed this life on the 15th day of December, A.D. 2000 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Jeanette White on the 4th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or before the 15th day of August, A.D. 2001 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Jeanette White 1514 Riverside Dr. Apt. A 214 Salisbury, MD 21801 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/18/3tc
Estate of Steven G. Harrington, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Steven G. Harrington who departed this life on the 5th day of February, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Tanya Callaway on the 4th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or before the 5th day of October, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Tanya Callaway 11145 Chipman Pond Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/18/3tc
Estate of Joseph D. Jackson, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Joseph D. Jackson who departed this life on the 24th day of January, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Donna
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Jackson on the 8th day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or
before the 24th day of September, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Donna Jackson 24080 German Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: John E. Tarburton, Esq. John E. Tarburton, P.A. 420 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 2
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Estate of George Kenneth Trammell, Jr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of George Kenneth Trammell,
Jr. who departed this life on the 17th day of September, A.D. 2008 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Kermick Braxton Trammell on the 3rd day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administrator without See LEGALS—page 36
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
TO AUTHORIZE THE DISTRICT TO ISSUE BONDS TO FUND SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION
A special election will be held on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010 in the Laurel School District in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 21 of Title 14 of the Delaware Code, in order to permit the voters of the District to vote for or against the issuance of bonds in the amount of $35,629,500 to provide funds for the following purposes (state bonds will finance $101,406,800): New High School (C.N. # 1116A) Planning, construction and equipping of a new 700 pupil High School @ 115,421 (±1%) sq. ft. to replace the existing Laurel High School on lands currently owned by the district
Land Acquisition (C.N. # 1116B) Acquisition of lands contiguous to lands currently owned by the district to improve entrance and egress to the High School site. New Stadium (C.N. # 1116C) Planning, construction and equipping of a new Athletic Stadium and Track to replace the existing Laurel High School athletic stadium and track on lands currently owned by the district. New Middle School (C.N. # 1116D) Planning, construction and equipping of a new 700 pupil MiddleSchool @ 96,997 (±1%) sq. ft. to replace the existing Laurel Middle School on lands currently owned by the district. New Elementary School (C.N. # 1116E) Planning, construction and equipping of a new 1,200 pupil Elementary School @ 120,817 (±1%) sq. ft. to replace the existing North Laurel and P.L. Dunbar Elementary Schools on lands currently owned by the district, and utilizing the educational campus, school-within-a-school concepts. Renovation of Existing Laurel Middle School (C.N. # 1116F) Planning, abatement, engineering, selective demolition, renovation/restoration of the existing Laurel Middle School converting it to offices and learning resource center. Demolition of North Laurel Elementary School (C.N. # 1116G) Engineering, abatement, demolition and site restoration of the North Laurel Elementary School.
Cost State $33,788,900 Local $11,871,800 Total $45,660,700
Cost State Local Total Cost State Local Total
$296,000 $104,000 $400,000 $2,657,600 $ 933,800 $3,591,400
Cost State $26,361,100 Local $ 9,262,000 Total $35,623,100
Cost State $29,757,900 Local $10,455,500 Total $40,213,400
Cost State Local Total Cost State Local Total
$6,029,900 $2,118,600 $8,148,500 $2,515,400 $ 883,800 $3,399,200
Total State $101,406,800 Total Local $ 35,629,500 Total Funding $137,036,300 The faith and credit of the Laurel School District is pledged for the full and complete payment of the principal and interest on said bonds. If the District is authorized to issue bonds in the amount of $35,629,500, it shall annually levy and collect taxes to provide for the payment of principal and interest on the bonds and for the retirement of the bonds as they fall due. Property owners will experience an average tax increase of $1.68 per $100 of assessed value during the twenty-year bonds. Also, posted is the amount of each annual tax increase that will be imposed as a result of the proposed bond issuance. The polls for said election will open at 10:00 a.m. and will remain open until 8:00 p.m., prevailing local time. Voters may vote at the designated polling place, Laurel High School. The inclement weather date will be Wednesday, April 14, 2010. You may vote in this election if you: • Are a citizen of the United States and Delaware • Live in the Laurel School District • Are at least 18 years of age
You may vote by absentee ballot if you cannot vote on Election Day for one of the following reasons: • You are temporarily or permanently disabled • You are in the public service of the United States or the state of Delaware • You are a qualified citizen or spouse or dependent residing with or accompanying a person who is in the service of the United States or the state of Delaware • You hold a job that does not permit you to go to the polls • You are sick • Your religion does not permit you to go to the polls • You are incarcerated • You are away on vacation • You are the caregiver to a parent, spouse or that person’s child who is living at home and requires constant care due to illness or injury • You are temporarily living outside of the United States • You cannot go to the polls because you’ve been injured while serving in the Armed Forces • You serve in the Armed Forces, Red Cross, U.S.O., or the Merchant Marine
To vote by absentee ballot: • Complete an Affidavit for Absentee Ballot for Public School Elections (affidavit available at all schools, the district office, and Department of Elections) • Submit the completed affidavit in person or by mail to the Dept. of Elections of Sussex County to receive a ballot • Vote the ballot
Important dates: • Deadline to mail out absentee ballot: Friday, March 26, 2010 – 12 noon • Deadline to vote absentee ballot in person in the Department of Elections – Tuesday, March 30, 2010 – 12 noon • Returning voted absentee ballot: All voted absentee ballots must be received by the Department of Elections not later than the closing of the polls on the day of the election or on the day of the election the voted absentee ballot can be hand delivered to the polling location for the election during the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
By Order of the Laurel School District Board of Education Jerry W. White, President and John McCoy, Executive Secretary
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delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administrator on or before the 17th day of May, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator: Kermick Braxton Trammell 25418 Honeysuckle Drive Seaford DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/18/3tc
Estate of Jonathan A. Walters, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Jonathan A. Walters who departed this life on the 4th day of February, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Gordon Wayne Woodall on the 8th
of November, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Arvalene Hitchens on the 25th day of February, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrxix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 29th day of July, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Arvalene Hitchens 1001 Middleford Rd., Apt. 103 Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: James A. Yori, Esq. Fuqua & Yori, P.A. 28 The Circle Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/11/3tc
day of March, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 4th day of October, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Gordon Wayne Woodall 102 Midway Dr. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/18/3tc
Estate of Doris H. Whitney, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Doris H. Whitney who departed this life on the 29th day
LAUREL ANNUAL TAX INCREASE AUTHORIZED BY REFERENDUM The table below outlines the additional tax rate and total tax rate per $100 of assessed value for the life of the bonds to be authorized by this referendum. To determine the dollar amount of additional tax or total tax (for each year) that will result from the passage of this referendum, multiply the assessed value (not market value) of your home by the tax rate given and divide by 100. Additional Tax Rate (Per $100 of Assessed Value)
Existing Capitation Tax
Existing Tax Rate (Per $100 of Assessed Value)
Total Tax Rate (Existing + Add’l) (Per $100 of Assessed Value)
Years After Referendum
Tax Year (Taxes Due 9/30)
The assumptions used in the above calculations are as follows: Assumed Interest Rate at Time of Each Bond Sale = 5.50% Assumed Yearly Increase In Assessed Value of Property In Laurel = 1.3% (Same As Last Year) State & Local Funding Will Phase In Over 6 Years As Described * 20 YEAR BOND PURCHASED ** 20 YEAR BOND PAID OFF All twenty (20) year bonds are phased in over a five (5) year period immediately after the passage of the referendum. Consequently, they are paid off over a five (5) year period at the end of the twenty (20) year life of each bond.
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I have never believed that I was adopted. Far too many people, ynn arks during the course of my childhood and adolescence, have told me that I look like my mother, or have ... when one can’t what my aunt called the Reynolds appetite, or am built like my grand- see behind the bed, mother for me to doubt that my there is no reason parents are telling the truth about to dust behind the my genetic makeup. But that does not mean that I bed. haven’t often felt the odd man out; that I haven’t wondered if somewhere along the line, there was couldn’t see them anyway.” some dalliance that introduced a small This woman should have written a inheritance into my blood that everyone book. else is lacking. “And she cooked her Thanksgiving turNow, the wondering is over. I know key in the dishpan.” that there was no dalliance. For I have My dishpan is plastic, and I don’t think found, in my family tree, the missing link, it would do well in the oven. But if it was the lone ancestor who, in the one way in enameled metal, and if it was the only which I differ from others in my family, thing in the kitchen big enough to hold a is like me. bird that I had to cook for a family feast, My Great Aunt Bertie. My paternal then into the oven it would go. grandfather’s sister, Bertha Mae Reynolds And I want anyone who is tsk-tsking Carrow, born 1892, died 1991, and buried over the idea of double duty for a dishpan in St. Georges Cemetery. to note Aunt Bertie’s age when she died. I did not know her well. I recall visitFree from the stress of owning two pans, ing her only a couple of times, and then not worn out by extraneous dusting and always in the company of my aunt and ironing, she lived to be 99. my sister. And we, all with that infamous Ah, the relief of finally fully underappetite, were probably anxious to get to standing my heritage, and of knowing that some food. keeping a less-than spotless house is not I barely remember the Carrow home, slovenly — it’s genetic, and apparently old-fashioned with a central hall and healthy to boot. a parlor on one side and a living room Thank you, Aunt Bertie. I will carry on the other, and can dredge up from on along the trail that you blazed. And memory nothing about the furnishings or when I am old, perhaps I will spot in a the state of the rooms that would speak to great-niece, your great-great-great niece, Aunt Bertie’s abilities as a housekeeper. the gene that we share, and I will pass on But family lore has it that those abiliyour ironing and cooking tips. ties were not great. And I have come to believe that the gene that made her a less than stellar housekeeper is responsible for Bridge workshop, tour is April 24 the same fault in me. The Delaware Department of TransIn my immediate family, I am surportation (DelDOT) and Skanska USA rounded by neat people. My grandparents Civil Southeast, Inc. (Skanska) invite the all kept shipshape homes, yards and public to attend an outdoor “open house” gardens. My parents are orderly and orstyle public workshop and participate in a ganized, my brother and sister both have narrated site tour at the Indian River Inlet tidy homes. Aunts, uncles, cousins all Bridge on Saturday, April 24, from 1 to make their beds in the morning, dust regu- 4 p.m. larly and keep bottles of window cleaner The event will be held in the Delaware handy in case there is a spot. Seashore State Park’s South Inlet Day Use Only I, it seems, can’t get the hang of parking lot on the southeast side of the housekeeping. Dirty windows, unmade existing bridge. Parking will be available beds and dust all keep two, maybe two and free to the public. hundred, steps ahead of me. The workshop will consist of 12 inforI always felt that it was in me to do mation stations where the public can rebetter. But now I know that, with the ceive details about various aspects of the genes of Aunt Bertie controlling my life, I bridge construction. Many of these staam fortunate to do as well as I do. tions will include visual examples of the I learned the truth about Aunt Bertie different elements of bridge construction. just recently, after I indicated to my parSeveral bridge designers, engineers and ents that, when one can’t see behind the specialists will be on hand to discuss the bed, there is no reason to dust behind the bridge’s construction. bed. A highlight of the event will be the op“Are you like Aunt Bertie?” my father portunity to participate in a construction asked. “If you can’t see it, it doesn’t need site tour. Visitors will be able to take a to be cleaned?” guided and narrated tour of the construcI didn’t argue vacuuming philosophy tion site via bus. with him — we have been through that This location is accessible to persons before. Instead, I asked to hear more having disabilities. Any person having about Aunt Bertie. special needs or requiring special aid, “She never ironed the tails of her boys’ such as an interpreter for the hearing imshirts,” my father told me. “She always paired, is requested to contact DelDOT by said that they were tucked in, and people phone or mail one week in advance.
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It was as much of nothing as I had ever seen Recently, I visited my mother in Marion Station. I get down there ony indsor every once in a while and as soon as I step out into the yard I am I recall heading down overcome with a sense of nostalgia. I moved to Marion Station from the highway with the Crisfield, which is about seven miles away, when I was about 13 stove in the back of the years old. So, like Crisfield, Marion Station is also hometown to me. truck with biscuits still As I walked through the backbaking... yard toward the field at the rear of Mom’s house, I realized how many where she stayed during the ordeal. Dad times as a teenager I most likely simply came into the old house with his stood somewhere in the same vicinity brothers and went through the rooms like wishing I was anywhere else in the world. Grant through Richmond. I remember sitting in the yard outside Dad grabbed Mom’s dish drainer the house thinking about how much was stacked with the breakfast dishes she had happening elsewhere and how much I was just washed and out the door he went with missing. Now, over 35 years later, I am it. He came back and Dad and my uncles sitting in the same place not caring what grabbed cupboards still loaded with dishes else was going on outside of this little and pots and pans and threw them in the piece of pleasure that I was so aggresback of the truck. I think I recall heading sively trying to escape from. It is amazing down the highway with the stove in the what life’s “School of Hard Knocks” can back of the truck with biscuits still baking do to teach you about appreciating the in the oven and a bed with my brother still little things in life. sleeping in it. I remember so well when we moved to Arriving at the new home in Marion Marion Station. My father and a couple Station, Dad and his brothers simply put of my uncles helped pack us up. We used things in place and all the dishes were in two pickup trucks. Dad had his own proplace and ready to use. It was amazing that cess for moving. He did not suggest Mom in the process of moving only one dish pack things in boxes; as a matter of fact, was broken. he also suggested Mom not even be home We moved on a Saturday and it was when he started the moving job. He toted evening before we were finished. Dad her to the new house in Marion and that is
knew this would be the case, so the first things that he and the brothers made sure were put together and ready for use, were all our beds. I vividly remember the first day at our new home. I sat on the front porch and looked out over as much nothing as I had ever seen in my life. Don’t get me wrong, there was a big, beautiful front yard; green and perfectly kept. Big, heavy-leaved trees blew in the wind. It was a gorgeous country setting, but loaded down with absolutely nothing to do. Crisfield was a small town, but Marion Station made it look like New York City. As I sat on the porch and looked out to the road that ran past our front yard I counted three cars every 10 minutes. Do the math, that is about one car every three minutes or so. The road was as desolate as the surface of the moon. I would possibly have investigated some of our neighbors, if we had any within two or three miles. I left the porch and went out on the front steps hoping that I would find that I had missed something. I was right, I had missed something! There was apparently even more nothingness than I had thought earlier. I walked around that beautiful yard and I felt boredom literally dripping over my shoulders. I missed Crisfield and just knew all my friends were up to their earlobes in fun and adventure somewhere on Somerset Avenue. Yet, here I was walking along a country
Kay’s Feed & Supplies, home of Blue Seal Feed, of 3216 E. Cross Road, Delmar, DE 19940, recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary with an open house and poultry swap. David and Kay Spinnato started their feed and supply store in their 2-car garage in 1999. The business has grown beyond the Spinnato’s expectations and they have had to build on a warehouse and storage building to meet the feed supply store’s growth. The Spinnato’s are pleased to announce that they have hired Skeeter Milburn as the store’s manager to help accommodate the businsess’ growing customer list. You can find feed, supplies, tack, bedding and any other pet or animal related item at Kay’s Feed & Supplies in Delmar, Del. If you need any assistance or directions, call 875-5293.
Brunch honoring Cora Selby
Ginny Verosko Girl Power Delaware will hold a Celebration Brunch honoring Cora Norwood Selby on Saturday, April 17. Registration begins at 9 a.m. followed by the program at 9:30 a.m. in the dining room at Delaware Tech, Georgetown. Miss Cora’s students are especially invited to help us tell the story of a remarkable educator, civil rights leader, advocate and loved family member to the Norwood and Selby families. Reservations are due by April 13. Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children or free with annual membership dues in WomenNetworking in Southern Delaware, Inc. Send checks to: WomenNetworking in Southern Delaware, Inc., 25344 David St., Georgetown, DE 19947. Storytellers will be the Honorable Ruth Ann Minner, the Honorable Harriet Smith Windsor and Stell Parker-Selby. If you have a special memory to include in the program, contact Rhonda Tuman at Celebrate90years@live.com, or 302-249-0102. decision to keep key interest rates unchanged and OPEC’s announcement to leave production quotas unchanged, crude fell slightly at week’s end as the U.S. dollar rebounded against foreign currencies.
Although we saw gas prices increase for the fourth consecutive week, this week’s increases were modest compared to last week’s 6-cent jump. The national average price of regular grade gasoline rose 3 cents this week to $2.81 a gallon, 88 cents above last year’s prices and $1.30 below the record-high set in July 2008. Prices at the pump typically increase with the start of the spring driving season.
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road that seemed connected to nowhere, next to a creek so far from civilization that at any moment I expected to see Jimmy Hoffa’s body float by. It was clear to me that if I was expected to live in this scene from the outskirts of Hootersville, I would have to find something to do. I am sure I will share some of those “things” in future columns!
Forecast “After a record-breaking winter in many parts of the Mid-Atlantic region, spring officially arrived last weekend and with that comes the typical increase at the gas pumps,” said Jana L. Tidwell, acting manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic.
Crude Oil Prices Crude oil settled below the $80 mark for the first time in nearly two weeks Monday, but would rise above that critical benchmark for the remainder of the week. After rising $3 a barrel midweek, spurred by the Federal Reserve’s
Local pricing On Monday gas stations from Delmar to Greenwood were selling regular gasoline in a range from $2.699 to $2.799 a gallon. The low price is three cents higher than a week ago. The high price is even with a week ago.
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Education Celebration honors McCarty, Jones-Potter Janet B. McCarty and The Honorable Velda Jones-Potter were honored at the 15th annual Women’s Day Celebration on March 3 at The Clubhouse at Baywood in Long Neck. The event, which was presented by Delaware Technical & Community College and the Owens Campus Alumni Association, highlights the achievements of exemplary women and benefits the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. The mistresses of ceremony were Ruth Ann Minner, former governor of Delaware, and Dr. Harriet Windsor, former Delaware Secretary of State. Both esteemed women have given their personal and professional support to this event for many years. McCarty, a Millsboro resident, has dedicated much of her life to community and public service. She has held two successful careers, first in teaching then in real estate. McCarty feels that she has had the greatest impact on the residents of Sussex County through her role as chair of the board of directors of Beebe Medical Center, a po-
sition she has held since 2005. She has focused much of her energy and time on quality improvement at the medical center which led to the establishment of a boardlevel Quality and Safety Committee. The Honorable Velda Jones-Potter, a native of Wilmington, was appointed by Governor Jack Markell in January 2009 to serve the remainder of his unexpired term as Delaware’s State Treasurer. JonesPotter has had a distinguished business career, working for companies such as ICI Americas, Eastman Kodak, E.I. DuPont de Nemours, and MBNA America. From 1995-1997 Jones-Potter, on executive loan from DuPont, was director of finance for the City of Wilmington. She also has her own management consulting firm. The 2010 Alumni Legacy Scholarship was funded by Maribeth B. Dockety, PHR, in memory of her mother, Helen R. Bieber. Underwriter for the event was Sussex County Council; table sponsors were Beebe Medical Center, Delaware Electric Cooperative, the University of Delaware and Wilmington University.
The Women’s Day Celebration on March 3 recognized Janet B. McCarty and The Honorable Velda Jones-Potter. Enjoying the evening’s festivities were (from left): Kevin Burdette, president of the Owens Campus Alumni Association; honorees Jones-Potter and McCarty, and Dr. Ileana Smith, Delaware Tech vice president and campus director.
Delmarva Christian High School students win medals in Olympiad
Receiving awards for the Sussex Tech Adult Education Division are, from left: Kristi King, program coordinator; Delaware Lt. Governor Matt Denn; Terri Corder, James H. Groves Adult High School principal; and Terrance Nock, program graduate who is now working with Groves as a student support assistant.
Tech’s Adult Division is honored Sussex Technical School District’s Adult Education Division was recently recognized as the Outstanding Organization for adult literacy efforts by the Council on Adult Literacy. The award was presented in the Senate chambers by Lt. Governor Matt Denn. The Sussex Tech Adult Division offers classes in a number of areas, including ESL and Family Literacy, serving over 2,800 adults. It has partnerships with a large number of organizations, local businesses and the school districts, and offers programs throughout Sussex County. One of those partnerships with the Woodbridge School District was awarded the Outstanding Program by the Council on Adult Literacy. The Woodbridge School District has provided ESL, ABE, GED and EvenStart Family Literacy to adults and children since 2001. Woodbridge provides classroom space and fi-
nancial support. Just two days before receiving the awards, the Sussex Tech Adult Education Division underwent an evaluation by the Delaware Department of Education. This “monitoring visit” occurs every three years for the Division’s ABE/ESL/GED program. The evaluation team commended the program for the following characteristics: the caring atmosphere created by the staff, and the staff’s longevity and commitment to the program and the students; processes and procedures; the collection, analyzing and dissemination of student data; serving the entire county with satellite locations and offering several times for classes; student involvement; and offering the student life class. For information about classes offered by the Sussex Tech Adult Education Division, call 856-9035 or visit www.SussexTechTraining.net.
Delmarva Christian High School (DCHS) medaled in six events at the Delaware State Division C High School Science Olympiad, held Saturday, March 6, at Delaware State University in Dover. Sophomores Tyler Collins and Kyle Kokjohn took 1st place in Mission Possible; Seniors Lauren Henry and John Hale, 6th place in Forensics; Seniors Philip Gordon and Dario Gaspar, 6th place in Environmental Chemistry; Henry and Hale, 7th place in Anatomy & Physiology and 10th place in Technical Problem Solving, and Gordon and Junior Maegan Bourne, 10th place in Astronomy. Delmarva Christian entered a team of
12 students in all 24 events, competing against 59 other teams from 38 schools around the state. The DCHS team was the highest-scoring team from Sussex County. Perhaps most notable, the DCHS team won the Spirit Award for best exemplifying the spirit of the competition. Lead science teacher Kim Henry was presented a plaque as the “Outstanding Coach” from Sussex County. DCHS alumnae Kolby Dukes and Jay Collier served as assistants to the event supervisors for Mousetrap Vehicle. Applications for admission to DCHS in the fall are still being accepted. Learn more at www.delmarvachristian.com.
Delmarva Christian High School Science Olympiad team members with their Spirit Award medallions are Josh Carter, Lauren Henry, Philip Gordon, John Hale, Tyler Collins, Mallary Gum, Advisor Kim Henry, Kyle Kokjohn, Rachel Gooss, Jordyn Gum, Maegan Bourne, John Hopkins and Dario Gaspar.
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Sussex Tech’s new Private Pilot Ground class for juniors/seniors Ravens at Sussex Technical High School are being given the opportunity to fly with the offering of a Private Pilot Ground course. Open to juniors and seniors, students receive three hours of college credit and one high school elective credit. The class is conducted by Delaware State University through the Early Bird Program which offers courses at Del State at no tuition costs to high school students with at least a 3.0 grade point average. Upon successful completion of the ground course, students not only receive one high school elective credit, but they also receive three hours of college credit which is the same requirement for FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) ground certification. Students have then accomplished one-third of their way toward obtaining their private pilot’s license. “This class can help the kids realize that being a pilot is an obtainable goal. It may even open up a whole new world for them,” says flight instructor Robert Young, assistant director of Delaware State’s Aviation Program. Young describes the class as a “challenging” program that requires 40 hours of classroom instruction and three hours of flying time. He says in order to receive FAA certification students must pass a written ground test, a practical air test and an oral exam with a designated FAA examiner, and then an aerial test. As students can receive FAA certification at 17 years old, the high school course gives teenagers the opportunity to understand aviation. The year-long class at Sussex Tech meets once a week for an hour before school every Wednesday morning. Students use a lot of their math and science skills in their lessons. The intense curriculum includes the rules of aviation, sectional (map) reading, weather, physics, gravity, and calculating weight and balance.
“Students must keep up with their studies,” says Young. “But these are volunteer students who are eager to learn.” Junior Rachel Crum of Laurel has some private pilots in her family and would like to be able to become a certified pilot herself in the future. “Getting up an hour earlier can sometimes be difficult to get myself going,” admits Rachel, “but I’ve been to every class. Plus, I took some college classes last summer, so I knew what to expect in them.” Highlight of the course came one Saturday morning last fall when Del State flew five of their 10 instructional planes from their home base at the Cheswold Airport (33N) down to the Georgetown Airport so that students from Sussex Tech and Cape Henlopen high schools could do their required three hours of flying time. The experience was very exciting for seventeen-year-old James Smith of Seaford who is considering becoming a commercial pilot. “We flew down the coastline to Ocean City and back to Georgetown,” says Smith. “The cockpit was similar to a driver’s ed car with two sets of controls so the student could fly the plane, but also so the instructor could take over in an instant if necessary.” This is the first year Delaware State has gone into high schools to offer the aviation class to teenagers. Besides Sussex Tech, classes are also held at Cape Henlopen High School and Lake Forest High School. There are seven students taking the class at Sussex Tech. Students must pay for their books and equipment and the university’s registration fee. However, the expense is only one-third of the costs if the class were to be taken through the regular university offerings. “It is Del State’s goal to have the class offered in at least three high schools in each county,” explains Young.
State Board of Ed ‘forgives’ days At a recent monthly meeting of the State Board of Education, Secretary of Education Lillian M. Lowery, pursuant to Title 14, section 1305 (h), recommended to the Board to reduce the number of required days/hours of school for the 20092010 school year. The Board unanimously approved the Secretary’s recommendation. On Nov. 13, 2009, for Kent and Sussex Counties (flooding); Feb. 8, for Kent and Sussex Counties (winter storm); and on Feb. 10, 11 and 12 statewide (winter storm), Governor Jack Markell declared a State of Emergency due to extreme, hazardous conditions. Secretary Lowery recommended to the Board that these days/ hours missed due to the states of emergency be forgiven for students and state employees. By law, teachers are required to work 183 days which includes 180 instructional days devoted to pupils; two days devoted to start up/closing, and one day for professional development. Students in grades 1-11 are required to attend 1,060 hours of instruction; grade 12 students must attend 1,032 hours; kindergarten students are required to attend 440 instructional hours or 1,060 hours if in a full day kindergarten program.
In a separate request, Secretary Lowery asked the State Board to forgive a missed school day on Sept. 8, 2009 for the Indian River School District due to the funeral for Corporal Chad Spicer, a Georgetown police officer who was killed in the line of duty. Schools in the district were closed due to road closures and traffic restrictions. The State Board unanimously approved the Secretary’s recommendation.
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Get fit and save money with Zumba classes at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves into an hourlong calorie-burning workout. Participants can take six-sessions of Zumba for $39 on Mondays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. beginning April 12. Golden Zumba is taught at a slower pace for seniors; it begins on Thursday, April 22 at 3 p.m. and costs $35 for six-sessions. Course instructor Marilyn Sloan is licensed to teach Zumba. For more information, contact Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 8565618.
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Delmar High boys’ lacrosse team looks to compete with top teams By Mike McClure
In just two seasons as a program the Delmar varsity boys’ lacrosse team has posted 16 wins. While many of the Wildcats’ players are still learning the sport, the team is striving to improve on the pair of eight win seasons and compete with the top downstate teams. This year almost 50 players came out for the team. Head coach Mark Quillin said his players range from no experience to three to five years of experience and have a wide variety of skill level. Senior Jose Flores, who led the team in ground balls and assists last year, is among the returning players. The Wildcats
Shown (l to r) are members of the Laurel varsity boys’ and girls’ track and field teams: front- Lauren Hitch, Kayla Miller, Siera Butler, Zac Exume; back- Lee Butler, Jean Ilera, Justin Rife, and Roosevelt Joinvil. Photo by Mike McClure
Laurel High varsity track and field teams look to improve this season By Mike McClure
Laurel varsity track and field head coach Gary Cannon is looking for the boys’ team to improve its record while the girls should be competitive in the events they are able to compete in. The boys’ team is looking to improve upon last season’s 1-9, 2-9 record. This year’s team features 31 athletes. “I’m just excited about the numbers I have with the boys,” said Cannon. “It’s going to be a fun year.” Among the returning athletes for the boys team are: junior Justin Rife(shot put and discus), senior Jean Ilera, senior Zac Exume, and sophomore Chris Jones.
Newcomers Davontra Rogers (sprints) and Shawn Miller (long jump/triple jump, short relays) will also be looked to for solid contributions. Returning for the girls’ team, which went 3-7, 4-7 last year, are juniors Sierra Butler and Kayla Miller and sophomore Jhara Ross. While the girls lack the numbers the boys have, Cannon expects them to compete. Cannon is assisted by Mike Albert, who is coaching the Bulldogs’ athletes in the shot put and discus. Cannon sees perennial powerhouses Milford, Dover, and Caesar Rodney as the top teams in the Henlopen Conference.
have their entire defense back, including senior Spencer Fothergill, as well as its attack (led by Flores and senior Brad Sensenig). Delmar’s midfielders are young, but Quillin is looking for them to improve as the season goes along. “We’ve got a nice group. We’re still inexperienced,” said Quillin. “I’m kind of hoping out success in football will carry over in lacrosse.” Delmar is hoping to get top scorer Tyler Cornish back by April. The team’s newcomers include eighth grader Travis Gilmore, who has been playing lacrosse since he was five years old and may see Continued on page 43
Laurel girls soccer team hopes to gain experience, have fun By Mike McClure
First year coach Donovan Howard is pleased with the turnout for the Laurel girls’ soccer program. While the team does not have many players with soccer experience, the number of girls out for the team is encouraging for the future. With 35 players out for the team, the Bulldogs are able to have a JV team this season. “We’re very excited about the possibilities. We’re just trying to build a good program at Laurel,” said Howard. “The
girls are very enthusiastic.” Howard coached the boys’ team in the fall. He said the transition to coaching girls’ soccer has been a good one. “I just love the game. I really enjoyed coaching the boys,” Howard said. “We just want to build a strong foundation and keep the kids excited and enthusiastic.” Howard said he will look to returning players Aileen Leann Thompson, Elizabeth Mancini, Sophie Ilera, and Alyssa Miller to provide leadership. Continued on page 43
Woodbridge track and field teams look to compete in ‘10
Head coach- Chris Havrilla Years coaching- first as head coach Last season- 0-8 Returning athletes- boys- seniors Dale Johnson, Nick Laurel, Korian Majette, Benjamin Patterson; juniors Luis Nieves and Andrew Solomon; sophomores Patrick Davis and Eric Lloyd Girls- seniors Angela Fitze, Ti’arrah Hinton, Kera Sampson; junior Tanisha DeShields; sophomore La’taija Maddox Newcomers- boys- seniors Deshi Cephas and Douglas Gibbs; juniors Aaron Gibbs and Jamare Tazewell; sophomores Rasuan Dales, Jacob Fooks, Stephen Holston, Andrew Mathieu, Michael Young; freshmen Kory Brown and Shai Burbage; and Jabias Blockson Girls- junior Freeinna Jackson; sophomores Miranda Dobraski, Jazmine Downing, Kimberly Gawronski, Sheena Mathieu, Kim Sampson; freshman Ashae Johnson; and eighth grader Ronika Frazier Team strengths- sprints and hurdles, senior leadership, good attitudes Concerns- some inexperience with newcomers, injuries Key losses- Dajuan Short, R.C. Jefferson, Heather Solomon, Amber DeCarlo Outlook for season- good depth in shot put and discuss, high potential in jumps, food numbers should help with relays, should be competitive
Shown (l to r) are some of the Laurel girls’ soccer team’s returning players: Aileen Thompson, Sophie Ilera, and Elizabeth Mancini. Photo by Mike McClure
Laurel, Delmar varsity spring sports schedule changes The following are varsity sports schedule changes for Laurel and Delmar (as of 3/23): Laurel girls’ soccer- 4/17- at Red Lion, noon; Laurel softball- 4/19- home vs. Appoquinimink, 4:15 p.m.; Delmar baseball- 4/9- at Holly Grove, 4 p.m.; Delmar golf- 5/3- at Layton Prep, 3:30 p.m.; Delmar lacrosse- 4/12- at Appoquinimink, 3:30 p.m.; Laurel track- 3/26- at Dover, 3:30 p.m. The Delmar golf team’s home match against Delmarva Christian (4/14) has also been cancelled.
MORNING STAR • MARCH 25 - 31, 2010
Sussex Tech varsity softball looks to come together as a team By Mike McClure
The Sussex Tech varsity softball team lost three key players to graduation last season, but the Ravens have 11 players returning this year including senior captain Lauren Smith and three year starter and captain Logan Pavlik. Sussex Tech finished the regular season with a 14-3 record and fell to Milford, the state champions, in the second round of the state tournament last year. Gone from that team are graduates Lost Melony Thompson (four year starter, first team allconference), Jenna Allen, and Brooke Tull (both three year starters and first team all-state). Returning for the Ravens are seniors Lauren Smith (third year starter) Melissa Trout, Casie Thompson, and Caitlin Amodei; juniors Kelsey Doherty (third year starter), Pavlik, and Samantha Bowersox; and Lauren Smith sophomores Kim Smith, Cassidy Taylor, Amber Callahan, and Erin Johnson. The team’s newcomers include freshmen Devon Bitler, Julie Merritt, and Taylor Price. Despite having only four seniors and three sophomores who started as freshmen last season, the Ravens have a lot of softball experience. “We’ve got a hard working group. They really want to learn,” said Sussex Tech head coach John Marvel. “We have high expectations.” With the graduation of Tull, the team will turn to Kim Smith, Taylor, and Price to pitch. Smith, who saw time on the mound last season, will do the bulk of the pitching while Taylor recovers from an injury. Lauren Smith (all-conference honor-
able mention OF), Doherty (second team allconference 2B), and Pavlik will be looked to for leadership this season. Smith, an outfielder last season, may see time at catcher and third base Kim Smith this year. “I think we’re gelling more,” said Pavlik, who added that the veteran players are working to keep the younger players focussed. “We’re all one team this year,” Doherty added. Marvel said his team’s top goal is to become a team. Bringing 14 players and three coaches together isn’t always as easy as it seems. “That is the most difficult thing to do. It’s harder than winning games,” said Marvel. “We figure after that everything else will take care of itself.” Once again the Henlopen Conference will feature a large number of competitive teams. Marvel sees multiple teams from the conference along with Archmere, Caravel, Red Lion, and Middletown competing for the state title this year. “I think each and every year the conference gets better, more teams raise up their skill level,” Marvel added. Marvel is looking for big things from his JV team this season. He calls the team the best JV team the program has ever had. “I’m really excited about the entire program,” said Marvel. The Ravens have a number of graduates playing college softball including Allen, Tull, Kristen Burns, Bethany Pavlik, Kim Owens, Brittany Joseph, and Thompson. “That’s one of the things that we try to do with our program. We try to run our practice like a college program,” said Marvel.
Delaware Technical and Community College softball wins two The Delaware Technical and Community College- Owens campus softball team won a pair of games against Salem Community College last Saturday. Del Tech won the first game, 9-1, as Hannah Rust allowed one run on three hits in five innings for the win. Shannon Wilson went 2-4 with two doubles and two RBIs, Megan Bilbrough was 2-3 with two doubles and an RBI, and Ashley Ivory had a double and two RBIs. In game two, Kelsey Riggleman allowed four runs and struck out five in six innings in the 12-4 win. Riggleman also went 2-3 with a triple and an RBI, Bilbrough had a pair of doubles, Wilson went 3-3 with three RBIs, Melony Thompson doubled and drove in a run, and Kassie Attix was 2-3 with two RBIs.
Purnell, Horne, Townsend induced into Delaware Basketball Hall of Fame
Sussex Tech varsity girls’ basketball coach Wes Townsend was one of three local basketball players named to the Delaware Basketball Hall of Fame by the Delaware Interscholastic Basketball Association. Seaford’s Lovett Purnell, the late Al Horne of Bridgeville, and five other players were also inducted into the hall of fame during a ceremony last Saturday. Wes Townsend- Townsend was named first team all-state in 1977 and 1978. He led Indian River to four Henlopen South titles and a state title in 1978. Townsend’s 1,821 career points were a state record that lasted 10 years until Dexter Boney of Brandywine broke it and was the Henlopen Conference standard until Brian Polk of Sussex Tech surpassed it in 2000. Townsend averaged more than 12 points per game as a three year starter at Delaware State where he was team MVP as a senior. Wes was an assistant coach at Delaware State and Indian River High School before becoming a referee. In his 15-year career, he refereed two state championship games. In 2001, Townsend returned to coaching at Sussex Tech. “I’m grateful. It’s good knowing that someone appreciates my hard work and what I’m doing for kids,” said Townsend. “It’s not real to me yet. When I played the game I played because I loved the game. I didn’t play for points.” Albert Horne- Horne was named first team all-state and Delaware Player of the Year in 1968, scoring 28 points per game as a senior at Bridgeville High School. Horne tallied 1,129 points in his career at Bridgeville including an average of 28 points per game as a senior. Horne went on to be a captain at Wesley College where he averaged 15 points per game and was the school’s first black player. He was also named All-Dixie Conference in 1971 at Greensboro College. Horne passed away in 1992 at the age of 43. Lovett Purnell- Purnell was named first team all-state in 1990 and 1991. He tallied 1,574 career points for the Blue Jays and grabbed a school record 941 rebounds. Purnell went on to attend West Virginia University where he played football. He was MVP, All-Big East, and team captain and later played in the NFL for four years. The other inductees are: Sarah Gause, Laron Profit, Penny Welsh, Pat Borowski and Loretta Ianni.
Sussex Tech varsity baseball team aims for improvement
Head coach- Tom Pegelow Years coaching- 33 Last season- 9-4, 16-5 Returning players- seniors Denton Mow (2B), Justin Allen (OF), Sam Grahovac (1B); juniors Eric Sharff (C/P/1B), James Smith (OF/P), Jesse Swanson (C/2B); sophomores Shane Marvel (SS), Hunter Absher (P/SS/OF), Jacob Williams (3B) Newcomers- Senior Keith Parlier (OF); juniors Matt King (C/1B), Colby Hastings (OF), Nate Jones (OF); sophomore Kyle Mister (OF); freshmen Ryan Muchmore (C) and Scott Smart (3B) Team strengths- team speed and returning pitching staff Concerns- no pre-season scrimmage, youth playing in a tough conference Key losses- P Zach Adkins (Delaware State), C Chad Sturgeon (Delaware State), SS Seth Hastings (Wesley) Outlook for season- “This team has worked extremely hard in the off-season by doing strength and conditioning workouts to prepare for the season. Throughout the season we look to gel as a unit and become a better baseball club every day.”
Delaware Tech-Owens baseball team splits pair of doubleheaders The Delaware Technical and Community College- Owens campus baseball team split a pair of doubleheaders last weekend. Delaware Tech fell to Holyoke Community College, 4-3, in game one on Saturday. Luis Barrientos went 2-4 with a double and an RBI in the loss. Barrientos was 3-4 with a home run and four RBIs in the Road Runners’ 9-6 win in game two. Tony Messina allowed three runs in six innings for the win. Delaware Tech lost to Camden Community College, 5-4, in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday. Sammy Farnell went 1-3 with a home run and two RBIs in the loss. Korey Hearn earned the win in relief in the Road Runners’ 9-7 win in game two. David Webster allowed no run in one and two-thirds innings and Barrientos and Kyle Lindstrom each homered.
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MORNING STAR • MARCH 25 - 31, 2010
Delmar varsity golf team willing to work hard, learn
Among the key newcomers for the Laurel girls soccer team are (l to r): Tanza Feathers, Samantha Dykes, and Grace Wood. Photo by Mike McClure
Laurel soccer continued Many of the younger players are still learning the game, but Howard believes that is what high school sports are there for. “High school is there to give everybody an opportunity to be part of a team. High
school sports is part of your education,” said Howard. “Obviously we want to be competitive, we want to win.” In addition to adding to his athletes’ high school experience, Howard would like to see his players play aggressively, communicate, learn how to pass the ball, and have fun.
Delmar lacrosse continued some varsity time this year; and sophomore Dakota Harmon, a three sport athlete who is the team’s top midfielder and will run the offense along with junior Alex Ellis. Goalie Skyler Blewitt will also be looked to for key contributions. While the Wildcats’ program is still young, the players are looking to be competitive with Henlopen powerhouse Cape Henlopen. “Our kids don’t realize we’re a third year program. The kids want to win 10 games,” Quillin said. “We’ll hustle, we’ll
work hard, we’ll come ready to play.” One concern Quillin has is that his team hasn’t had much of an opportunity to get out on the field due to the weather. Cape Henlopen, Caesar Rodney, and Milford, which have turf fields, don’t have that problem.
The Seaford High School golf team has a new home for its matches this season. With the closing of the Seaford Golf and Country Club, the team will now play at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. Coach Tim Lee begins his 17th year as a head coach with DJ Williams returning for his third year as assistant coach. Heritage Shores provides the Blue Jays with ranges that are set up as professional, artificial mats, range balls, and access to practice greens, and bunker areas. Coach Lee said, “This is first class course that provides a challenge for the golfers.” The 2010 season will be a rebuilding year for Seaford especially with the graduation of top golfers Matt Lank and Greg Brooke. Tyler Hughes, whose family relocated to South Carolina, will also be missed this year. Lee will look to senior Adam Caldwell, junior Josh Hamilton and Tyrek Merritt to lead the team on the course. New team member include A.J. Cannon, Tyler Baldas, and Kyle Johnson. “This will be an interesting year. The team does lack experience but they are truly excited with the opportunities and the group is eager to get out every day and play,” said Lee. Coach Lee believes Sussex Tech will
Woodbridge varsity golf hopes to learn from mistakes
Head coach- Corey Pennypacker (first year head coach) Returning players- Colby Christopher, Kara Dunnigan, Alex Martinez, Eddie Thomas, Terrence Roberts Newcomers- Brady Bassett, Eric Pearson, Diogenin “Jimmy” Matos, Trevon Kiser, Adid Watts, Ryan Wagner Team strengths- “Putting is coming together and the short game is developing.” Concerns- driving, educating young players Outlook for season- “I believe this year we will take a lot more than we did last year. We have a great group of athletes and a great group of coaches. Our strategy is very simple, win as many as we can, have fun, but learn from our mistakes.”
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Seaford varsity golf team has a new home By Lynn Schofer
Head coach- David Hudson Years coaching- third Last season- 2-11, 5-12 Returning players- Senior Corey Phillips, junior Christien Carey, and sophomore J.R.. Outten Newcomers- sophomore Caleb Lanier, freshman Josh Wood, and eighth grader Jonah Vincent Team strengths: “The strength of our team is our willingness to learn and work hard at improving. We are a very young team and even more inexperienced in competitive golf. However, these students come to learn and work hard every day. These guys like each other, and look forward to the season together. Corey Phillips as a senior leader is another strength of ours. He’s been with us all three years that we’ve been in the program. He gets better every day. He personifies our program, he’s a great kid, good student, hard worker. We just hope all of our kids look at him and try to emulate his attitude and approach to the game.” Concerns: Lack of competitive experience Key Losses: Seth Benson (13th in conference tournament) Outlook for season: “We are better going into the season than we’ve been in our three years. I don’t know what that will translate into as far as wins and losses, but we are certainly better. I’m very excited about this young team for this year and beyond. We look forward to being competitive with other schools in the Henlopen South, as well as hopefully having a couple of players qualify for the state tournament.” Graduates now playing in college: Devin Scott is currently enrolled in the PGA program at UMES
field a strong team and knows Caesar Rodney and Dover will be competitive. “Times and the economy have impacted the Seaford golf program. Years ago when DuPont was full of employees, the golf team had over 20 players. Last year Sussex Tech’s team was mostly Seaford residents,” Lee said. Coach Lee believes that with the move to Heritage Shores and his team’s eagerness to learn the game, Seaford will develop into a team that will compete in the conference in the future.
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MORNING STAR • MARCH 25 - 31, 2010
Delmar soccer team features number of returning players By Mike McClure
The Delmar varsity girls’ soccer team features a number of returning players from last year’s team, which went 12-2-1 overall during the regular season. Delmar graduate and former soccer player Kelly Lloyd is the team’s new coach. “Everybody’s working really hard. Everybody has a great attitude,” said Lloyd. Lloyd is in her first year as a head coach. The 2005 Delmar grad coached the JV field hockey team last Fall. “It’s different to be on the other side of it but I love it. I like being here for the girls and encouraging the girls just like my coaches did (for me),” Lloyd said. The team’s returning players Corie Elliott include seniors
David Tucker opens season at U.S. 13 with a victory By Charlie Brown
Christen Bozman, Corie Elliott, Amanda Fields, Kelsey Lambrose, Alyssa Martin, Christina Parsons, Sarah Smith; juniors Casie Brinck, Jackie Disharoon, Leah Gilmore, Savanna Johnson, Ashley Matos, Caila White; Alyssa Martin sophomores Taylor Elliott, Samantha Johnson, Chelsea Ralph; and freshman Bethany Parsons. Eighth grader Sara Ellis is one of the team’s newcomers. Lloyd is looking for her older players to provide leadership and encouragement for the younger players. “I think that if we play together and we play with the skill that I know we have that we will have a successful season,” Lloyd added.
Twisters Gymnastics competes in Pink Invitational
The Twisters Gymnastics team competed in the Pink Invitational held on Feb. 26 - 28. The meet was held at the United Sports Training Center in Downingtown, Pa. The Pink Invitational is a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. All the teams unite with a common goal to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Instead of wearing individual team leotards, all the girls wear the same pink GK leotard. The Twisters team was one of the 55 gyms that helped to raise over $25,000. The Twisters team was not only successful in helping to raise funds for breast cancer awareness but they were very successful in the competition coming home with four team titles. The Twisters won the Level 4, 5, 6, and 7 competitions. For the first time in Twisters’ history, all of their teams took first place in the same competition. Members of the winning Level 4 team are: Victoria Dixon, Maggie Mitchell, Jada Saunders, Skyler Mahoney, Sierra Eismann, Savanna Jurist, Rachel Hobbs, Piper Connors, Olivia Beard, Nay’Yarrah Winder, Michaela Vinogradov, Joey Guard, Erin Lambertson, Clarice Pamplona, Chelsea VanVonno, Becky Maupin, Aryan Peters, Amiyah Rounds, Alyvia Ciurca, and Alyssa Weldon. In Level 5: Ashley Tyndall, Abbie Baker, Abi Brown, Cassidy VanVonno, Davina Graybill, Ivy Stearn, Kayla Janek, Mia Brown, and Tyanna Handy. Level 6 team members include: Dana Kim, Mackenzi Wagner, Megan Evans, Serena Michnick, Larissa Wiencek, and Maddy Barton. In Level 7, Casey Ross, Katherine Pavlos, Valerie Petsche, Shaina Thompson, Mallory Rolleston, Neva Richardson, Jennah Lupiwok, Hannah Arrington, Hailey Brown, and Emily Timmons. Brooke Wessman competed in the Level 8 competition. Competing against more than 1,500 girls from across the region, members of the Twisters team came home with almost 50 individual titles. In Level 4 first place went to Alyvia Ciurca (bars, 9.3; beam, 9.65; floor, 9.6; all around, 37.875), Becky Maupin (bars, 9.45; floor, 9.625; all around, 37.5), Chelsea VanVonno (bars, 9.15), Olivia Beard (vault, 9.475; beam, 9.55; floor, 9.45; all around, 37.375), Rachel Hobbs (vault, 9.4), Sierra Eismann (bars, 9.2; floor, 9.475), and Maggie Mitchell (vault, 9.3; beam, 9.225; floor, 9.525; all around, 36.7). Level 5 first place finishers were Abbie Baker (bars, 9.675; beam, 9.525; floor, 9.775; all around, 38.175), Abi Brown (vault, 9.325), Cassidy Van Vonno (beam, 9.475; all around 37.675), and Tyanna Handy (beam, 9.8; all around, 38.175). Individual first place honors in Level 6 went to Dana Kim (vault, 9.25; bars, 9.1; floor, 9.6; all around, 36.95), Mackenzi Wagner (beam, 9.425), Serena Michnick (bars, 9.1; beam, 9.475), and Larissa Wiencek (vault, 9.425; bars, 9.45; floor, 9.55; all around, 37.475). In Level 7 first place was awarded to Emily Timmons (vault, 9.4), Jennah Lupiwok (beam, 9.525), Neva Richardson (vault, 9.3; beam, 9.65; floor, 9.3; all around, 37.675), Katherine Pavlos (bars, 9.05), and Casey Ross (bars, 9.5).
Former Super Pro David Tucker of Ellendale got the 2010 season off to a positive start as he drove his small block Chevy powered dragster to the opening day win at the U.S. 13 Dragway near Delmar. James Young made the tow from Parsippany, N.J., worthwhile as he won in Pro and Ron Fensick II of Bridgeville rode to the win in Pro Bike on his ’98 Buell. Other winners on the day included: Roy Bowser of Temperanceville, Va., in Street; Frank Mouynivong of Frankford in Import; Anthony Buckson of Smyrna in Bike Trophy; Herbie Sullivan of Ridgely, Md., in Jr. Dragster 1 and Shelby Bireley of Salisbury in Jr. Dragster 2. The Super Pro final matched Tucker and David Lowe of Salisbury in his ’01 Pontiac. Tucker edged Lowe for the win with a .008 reaction followed by a 7.793 e.t. at 165.74 miles per hour on a 7.79 dial-in. Lowe had a solid .023 reaction and was on his dial with an 8.837/149.65 on an 8.83 dial. Semi-finalist was Casey Lynch of Lincoln who lost to Lowe. In Pro it was Young in his ’86 Monte Carll paired against Roger Ridgeway, Jr. of Dover in his ’78 Mustang. Young had the better reaction and took the win with a 12.656/97.48 on a 12.60 dial while Ridgeway ran a 9.690/134.20 on a 9.64 dial. Semi-finalist was Jim Williams of Seaford who lost to Young. Fensick rode up against the Suzuki of Willie Blank of Snow Hill in the Pro Bike final. Blank had the better reaction but Fensick had the better run with a 10.761/119.34 on a 10.74 dial while Blank ran a 9.501/144.23 on 9.23 dial. Semi-finalist was defending champion James Famer of Felton who red lighted against Fensick. Bowser, in his Mustang. had a solo run in Street when his competitor didn’t show at the starting line. Bower ran an 11.738/86.34 on a 10.00 dial. In Import, Mouynivong defeated Marshall Fowler of Ocean City, in the all-Honda final. Mouynivong ran a 14.959/91.31 on a 14.85 dial. Fowler broke out with a 14.3999 on a 15.00 dial. Anthony Buckson took advantage of a red light foul by Kerry Hall of Bridgeville to win Bike Trophy. Buckson ran an 11.243/116.00 on an 11.14 dial. In Jr. Dragster 1 it was Sullivan taking on Taylor Cox of Mardela Springs. Cox had a red light foul and Sullivan ran an 8.991/70.08 for the win. Defending Jr. 2 Champion, Bireley was back on top defeating Amy Jo Jackson of Newark, Md. Bireley ran a 7.959/78.27 on a 7.90 dial while Jackson was right there with an 8.282/79.27 on an 8.23 dial.
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MORNING STAR • MARCH 25 - 31, 2010
Rogers announces resignation as Seaford varsity wrestling coach
By Lynn Schofer
Coach Dave Rogers recently announced his departure as the Seaford High School varsity wrestling coach. Coach Rogers joined the Blue Jays in 2001 and leaves Seaford with many accomplishments and memories. Rogers said that in his nine years as varsity coach his greatest memories lie with the kids. “It’s all about the kids and how as a coach you can help them to become a better wrestler and person. Seaford had so many great coachable kids it has been a great nine years,” Rogers said. Rogers remembers when he first joined the Blue Jays, “Seaford was not known as a wrestling school but we now have the ability to be leaders in the conference.” Rogers takes with him eight winning seasons and although he said he did not accomplish the one thing he wanted most for the kids the team came close four times. “Last year we made it to the state dual meet but due to unfortunate circumstances we couldn’t wrestle,” said Rogers Before coming to Seaford, Rogers coached middle school wrestling (as well as serving as the varsity head coach at Sussex Tech) and left Laurel School District to join Seaford. “I wanted the challenge of the next level and Seaford was the perfect fit for me,” Rogers added. Coach Rogers said the wrestling program was saved because of the work of Brad Zullo. “He was a good coach and I had hoped that I would build on what he began,” said Rogers. Coach Rogers said the last nine years are a story of success because of the help and support he received from the parents and boosters. “I knew a lot of people because of my participation in the Seaford Parks and Recreation for over 20 years. One of the nicest things as coach was to get to know the parents, boosters, and people who have helped this program over the years,” said Rogers. Rogers said that without the help of a “feeder program” such as Little Wrestlers, the high school programs will struggle to compete with other schools. This year Russ Neal, who has volunteered his time
for many years, has decided to step down. “It is a huge loss, it is very difficult to reach to the top of the game when a wrestler does not have middle school or pee wee experience on the mat. Russ Neal has been totally dedicated to changing that and he does it the right way,” Rogers said. Coach Rogers said that in his nine years as coach he has had 64 kids without mat experience and believes with a strong “feeder” program many of those wrestlers could have been champions. Rogers is not ready to announce his future plans. He said he has a few things he must finalize first. “I’m not finished as a wrestling coach, I am just moving on,” said Rogers. “Seaford has been a great experience. The development of the kids is my greatest accomplishment and the relationships formed. I will miss them.” Sports editor’s note: This story appeared in last week’s edition of the Seaford Star.
SEAFORD-LAUREL- Seaford’s Justin Thomas pulls in the rebound surrounded by Laurel Bulldogs in Sunday’s 10 & Under Boys Basketball Tournament sponsored by Seaford Parks and Recreation. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Laurel Youth Sports to host annual basketball tournament The 10th Annual Laurel Youth Sports basketball tournament will take place this Friday and Saturday at the Laurel Middle School. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 or students with 20 percent of the proceeds benefitting the Laurel Fourth of July fireworks show. Participating teams include: Laurel, Delmar, Seaford, and Woodbridge.
Seaford varsity softball team features solid work ethic
Head coach- Rick Norman Years coaching- 15, first at Seaford Last season- 2-18 Returning players- seniors Haley Quillen (SS) and Katie Hickey (1B/P); juniors Brittany Walters (2B/3B), Katie Wesselhoff (2B/CF), Jenna Scheers (RF), Amanda Hastings (LF), and Courtney Rementer (C); and sophomore Katie Hitch (P) Newcomers- senior Adrian Gaydos (OF); junior Nicole Esham (1B/OF); sophomores Katie Papp (OF), Hailey Dill (OF), Brianna Hurley (CF), and Mercedes Orozco (3B/CF); and freshmen Casey Eskridge (LF) and Deanna Sagai (RF) Team strengths-”The team has outstanding spirit and a great work ethic. Through practice they are really coming together as a team and working well together.” Concerns- lack of speed and depth of pitching, however starters are solid and should be competitive
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LAUREL YOUTH SPORTS- Joey White Horseshoeing’s Myron Price takes the ball to the basket during a Laurel Youth Sports basketball game earlier this season. Photo by Mike McClure
Summer field hockey camp to take place July 12-15 in Delmar
The After Hour Sports field hockey camp will take place July 12-15 (July 16 raindate)from 9 a.m. to noon at the Delmar Middle/Senior High School field hockey field. The camp instructors are Delmar varsity coach Jodi Hollamon and Pocomoke assistant coach Juli Bradford. The cost of the camp is $125. For more information contact Hollamon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MORNING STAR • MARCH 25 - 31, 2010
Sussex Tech girls’ lacrosse team shoots for playoff berth By Mike McClure
The Sussex Tech varsity girls’ lacrosse team enters its third year as a program looking to build on last year’s 8-6 season. The Ravens’ ultimate goal is to better last season’s record and earn a berth in the state tournament. This year’s squad had 47 girls out for the team. Head coach Kathleen Fluharty has been pleased with the progress of her team in the pre-season. “We’re further along than we’ve been any other season, but we’ve still got a lot to learn,” said Fluharty. Sussex Tech’s returning playHeidi Perez ers include Heidi Perez, Colleen
Mahaffey, goalie Caitlin Stone, Maxine Fluharty, and Taylor Kieffer. Freshmen Kirsten Lockwood and Kellen Cannon also have lacrosse experience. Among the Ravens’ newcomers are: Hannah Small, Taylor Quillen, and Taylor Kieffer Danisha Cannon (defense). Fluharty also expects new players Abby Atkins, Kayla Krause, and Caitlyn Cook to develop throughout the year and contribute to the team’s success. Sussex Tech will battle defending state champion Cape Henlopen and will look to close the gap on Ursuline, which won by four goals last season. The Ravens also look to avenge a last minute loss to Wilmington Friends.
Sussex Tech boys’ lacrosse team looks to get back to state tourney By Mike McClure
Sussex Tech varsity track and field looks to improve record By Mike McClure
“We want to play at a high level against high competition,” said Golacinski. “We’re going to play against good opponents with the idea that we’re going to get better.” Sussex Tech faces Cape Henlopen, Salesianum (23rd in the nation, Wilmington Friends, and St. Mark’s this season. Golacinski calls Cape Henlopen’s program the premier program in the state. The Ravens open the season against the Vikings. “For the first time since I became the head coach we fell like we belong on the field with Cape Henlopen,” Golacinski said.
The Sussex Tech varsity boys’ and girls’ track and field teams are looking to improve upon last season’s 8-4 mark. The Ravens, led by head coach James Durbin, feature a number of returning athletes from last year’s squad. Gone from last year’s team is graduate Andrew Townsend who is now attending St. Joseph’s University where he is on the track team. Durbin said his team has taken advantage of the bad weather by spending two days a week in the weight room in the pre-season (four days a week for shot putters). He expects the shot put event, which is being coached by Marty Cross (former Sussex Tech head coach) and Warren Perry, to be Desmond Sivels a strength.
The boys’ team’s returning athletes include junior captain Demond Sivels (100/ long jump), Darrin Beckett (100 and 300 hurdles), Tyler Belle (hj/lj/ tj), Bradley Ellingsworth (shot put/ Brad Ellingsworth long jump), Rhett Malone (shot put), Aikeem Brewer (shot put), Emir Laroya (long jump/triple jump), Aaron Betts (distance), Conor Small (distance), Josh Strand (high jump/100/triple jump), Beau Warrington (400), junior captain Jamie Price, Brian Singh (pole vault/distance), Jeff Davenport (pole vault), and Dylan Pepper. Durbin expects four event athletes Laroya and Sivels and Price to be among the returning athletes who will help the Ravens this season. He also sees Belle as a Continued on page 48
For the first time since Don Golacinski has been the Sussex Tech varsity boys’ lacrosse team, the Ravens have a senior laden team. Sussex Tech is hoping to return to the state tournament by upgrading its schedule. “This is the team we’ve been waiting for,” Golacinski said of his veteran squad. “For the first time we have a balanced team.” The Ravens’ returning players include: David Fluharty, Jacob Bernier, Ben Bateman, and Quinn Stewart. Joe Casullo and Drew Hitchens anchor Sussex Tech’s defense and Joey Wallace gives the team a dominate face-off player. Junior attack John Powell is also in his second year with the varsity squad. With so many veteran players on the varsity team, the JV team features a number of players looking to earn a spot with the varsity in the future. Midfielder Alex McClain is one of the newcomers Golacinski expects to make a contribution this season. The Ravens are hoping for a .500 season and a berth in the state tournament. The team upgraded its schedule this year in an effort to play consistent lacrosse throughout the season.
MARCH MADNESS- Seaford’s Ja’Quan Duncan holds on tight to the ball against Laurel’s Brooks Parker in the 10 and under boys’ basketball tournament played at Seaford Middle School last weekend. Photo by Lynn Schofer
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MORNING STAR • MARCH 25 - 31, 2010
MAKING THE SAVEDelmar goalie Ashley Matos goes high to make a save in the first half of her team’s home game against Cape Henlopen on Tuesday. The Vikings scored a second half goal to pull out the 1-0 win. Photo by Mike McClure
Sussex Tech pitcher Kim Smith delivers a pitch with some grit in Tuesday’s high school softball game played in Seaford. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Seaford second baseman Cole Schaffner fields a ground ball in the second inning of the Blue Jays’ home contest against Sussex Tech. Photo by Lynn Schofer
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MORNING STAR • MARCH 25 - 31, 2010
Seaford Bowling Lanes
Baby Blue Jays
Vacationers 25-15 Down N Out 24-16 Empty Pockets 22-18 Bass Awkwards 21-19 Killer Bees 20-20 Seaford Moose 19.520.5 Just Chillin 18-22 Dreamers 17-23 Cross Fire 17-23 Attitudes 16.523.5 High games and series Dale Parker 273 Buzzy Watson 752 Diane Patchett 270, 699
New Beginnings 25-5 Hot Shots 228 Strikes and Spares 17-13 Girl Power 12-18 Strikers 10-20 Just Starting 4-26 High games and series Adin Chambers 177, 312 Delaney Quillen 175, 324 Seaford Lanes 29.514.5 Lefty Left 25-19 Lucky Strikes 23-21 ABC of It 23-21 Jean and the Guys 22.5-21.5 Two Plus One 22.5-21.5 Bee Movie 19.5-24.5 High games and series Andrew Parlier 274, 737 Judi Uccello 237 Riki Beers 667
3 Wise Men 305-13.5 Pinbusters 28-16 Three B’s 28-16 Gamblers 27-17 2-1 26-18 Three Buddies 25-19 Cowboys 21-23 Pretenders 20.5-23.5 The Zips 19-25 The Untouchables 18-26 Deal or No Deal 17.526.5 Magic Markers 16.527.5 RRK 16-28 Lucky Strikes 15-29 High games and series Bill Newlon 256 Jesse Evaristo 707 Elgi Austell 278 Dee Quinton 746
Eastern Shore Men
DAZK 13-7 Who Cares 11-9 Spicer Electric 11-9 3 Men and a Handicap 11-9 Pain 4 9-11 Hoobers 9-11 Always Second 8-12 Delmarva Consignment 8-12 High games and series David Casselbury 303
Tuesday Early Mixed
Spicers Electric 46-10 Wroten’s Rollers 36-20 Sandbaggers 34-22 Four Horsemen 33-23 Jaws 32-24 Team Dynasty 27-29 Henry’s Furniture 22-34 Three Men and a Babe 22-34 3 Plus 1 16-40 High games and series Tom Koontz 286 Jerry Wooters 710
Tuesday AM Mixed
Fun Bunch 29-15 Getter Dun 25-19 The Strikers 24-20 Pindrops 23-21 Trouble 16-28 Sparetimers 15-29 High games and series Scott Causey 250, 640 Ginger Saxton 242 Edna Turner 673
Ruff Ryders 33-11 Seaford Lanes 32-12 Phillips Construction 27-17 Git-R-Done 21-23 Guardian Angels 21-23 Palmers Construction 19-25 Easy Pickins 17-27 High games and series Matk Benson 309 Matt Sammons 773
Apostles 25-7 Grapes of Wrath 23-9 WWJD 22-10 Ten Commandments 17-15 Alpha and Omega 8-24 High games and series Bill Ziolkowski 244, 688 Joyce Tull 276, 703
Just Us 25-11 Rack Attack 25-11 Just the Guys 24.511.5 Russ Morgan DDS 24-12 ABC 23.5-12.5 Curves Chicks 23-13 Senior Survivors 20-16 Strikers 20-16 Blue Stars 20-16 Pin Pals 19-17 Mission 3 18.5-175 Mighty Pioneers 18-18 New Crew 18-18 Guys and a Doll 15.520.5 Kellam’s Crew 15.520.5 Attitude with Spares 13-23 Pinbusters 13-23 Chick’s Rollers 12-24 New Comers 8.5-27.5 High games and series Joe Walker 275 hris Wigfall 743 Jeanette Allen 286 Dorothy Strozier 749
Sunday Adult/ Youth
Getter Dun 20-12 Clueless 19-13 Strikers 18-14 Trouble 15-17 Smooth Grooves 14-18 The MVP’s 10-22 High games and series Bill Graver, Jr. 275, 773 Kim Marine 268, 762 Ben Hearn 281, 750 Taylor Richey 284, 779
Sunday Nite Mxed Hit or Miss 27-17 Gutter Cleaners 24-20 2 Fer te Gutter 23-21 Advanced Aerosol 21-23 Mischief Makers 19-25 Fun in It 17-27
High games and series Harry Thomas 312, 787 Crystal James 288, 801
Lightening 29-11 Toy Soldiers 26-14 Pinbusters 24-16 Dust Balls 23-17 New Beginnings 20-20 Just for Fun 19-21 Lucky Charms 10-30 Strikes and Spares 9-31 High games and series Justin Sherman 278, 682 Katelyn Cottet 239, 658
Strike Masters 30-10 Dead Eyes 26.513.5 The Ten Pins 25-15 Spare Timers 22-18 The Pin Destroyers 21-19 Strikers 14-26 Pin Smashers 12.527.5 Late Comers 8-32 High games and series Chris Fortin 248, 666 Lindsey Sullivan 230 Makayla James 635
Friday Night Trios
Terry’s Tigers 22-10 Woodworkers 21-11 Norma’s Crew 21-11 Strikes and Spares 21-11 Three Alive 19-13 7-up 18-14 3 Da Hardway 18-14 BKB Fab 17-15 Comebacks 17-15 All in the Family 15-17 Pins Astounding 15-17 Fear the Handicap 15-17 Touch of Class 14-18 Wolf Pack 14-18 James Gang 13-19 Sugar and Honey 13-19 The Uh Oh’s 10-22 High games and series Michael Pendexter 289, 779 Evelyn Maddox 244, 632 Teri Ricketts 244
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Sussex Tech track continued potential sleeper as a high jumper and expects Ellingsworth to be a key shot putter along with Malone and newcomer Dennis Davenport (shot put and discus). The girls’ team’s returning athletes include: Allison Haas (pole vault), Whitney Handy, senior captain Paige Morris (shot put/discus/ long jump/triple jump), junior captain Emily Ritter (distance), Isabel Wharton (distance), and captain Shanay Snead. The team’s distance runners will Shanay Snead play a key role in its success this season. Newcomer Thomeka Floyd will also look to make contributions for the
Nylon Capital Shopping Center Seaford, DE Ravens. The boys’ team’s newcomers include: Aquilla Cartwright (sprinter), Antwan Collins (sprinter), Prince Collins (400/200), Ricky Hernandez, George Delrosair Whitney Handy (100/300 hurdles), sophomore captain Brandon Lewis (100/high jump), Julius Thomas (sprinter), Elijah Fountain (sprinter), and D.J. Ayers (long jump/ triple jump). Durbin likes the potential of his young sprinters, including promising freshmen Cartwright and Thomas and key newcomer Collins. The boys’ and girls’ shot putters are also strengths for the Ravens while the team’s youth and lack of numbers for the girls’ team are concerns.
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Seaford/Laurel Star Monday high school sports scoreboard
Baseball- Delmar 4, Milford 2- Delmar scored a pair of runs in the fourth and sixth innings as Kevin Trader pitched six innings to earn the win. Dylan Shupe and Jeff Fleetwood each doubled for the Wildcats. Sussex Tech 9, Seaford 3- Jessie Swanson earned the win on the mound and collected two hits and two RBIs. Justin Allen added two hits and drove in a run for the Ravens while Ryan Shockley collected three hits and an RBI for Seaford. Woodbridge 10, Cape Henlopen 8- C.J. Pleasants doubled and earned the win on the mound, T.J. Jefferson collected three doubles, and John Keefe added a two-run double. Javier Cardenas and Jordan Lewis also had doubles for the Raiders. Golf- Sussex Tech 172, Woodbridge 244- Sussex Tech’s Dustin Miller was the medalist with a 42 while Trey Jewell and Josh Mohun each shot a 43. Caesar Rodney 160, Seaford 251- Josh Hamilton led the Blue Jays with a 58. Dover 183, Laurel 241- Eric Hastings paced the Bulldogs with a 50 while Colby Watts shot a 52. Boys’ lacrosse- Delaware Military Academy 18, Delmarva Christian 3- Travis Tirrell had two goals and Tom Catalfamo added one goal for the Royals. James Mohr made 10 saves in the loss. Girls’ soccer- Cape Henlopen 1, Delmar 0- The Vikings netted a goal in the second half for the win. Smyrna 6, Laurel 0- Allysa Miller had 18 saves in the loss. Sussex Tech 1, Seaford 0 (OT)- Lindsey Rickards netted the game-winning goal on a feed from Leanne Rowe. Maryann Hicks recorded 13 saves in goal for the Blue Jays while Lisa Sekscinski had six stops. Caesar Rodney 7, Woodbridge 0- Megan Sirkis made eight saves in the loss. Softball- Laurel 11, Caesar Rodney 1- No results were submitted. Milford 5, Delmar 2- Ashley Bennett hit a home run in the loss for the Wildcats. Cape Henlopen 3, Woodbridge 0- Danielle Griffin struck out 14 and had a pair of hits in the loss. Sussex Tech 13, Seaford 1- Amber Callahan had four hits including a double and scored three runs for the Ravens. Kim Smith picked up the win on the mound for Sussex Tech. Seaford’s Haley Quillen singled in a run. Boys’ tennis- Seaford 5, Sussex Central 0- Tim Halter (6-0, 6-1), Ethan Lee (6-1, 6-1), and Phillip DeMott (6-0, 6-0) earned wins in singles matches while Seaford’s Cory Darden and Tyrek Camper (6-0, 6-0) and Zak Parks and Dustin Venables (6-0, 6-0) won in doubles. Boys’ track and field- Sussex Tech 133, Delmarva Christian 1 Laurel 108, Delmarva Christian 5 Sussex Tech 87, Laurel 67- Sussex Tech’s Desmond Sivels placed first in the 100 (12.0), 200 (24.5), and the long jump (19’ 8 1/2”); Darrin Beckett came in first in the 110 hurdles (17.9), Aaron Betts won the 800 (2:14), and Emir Laroya finished first in the triple jump (41’ 9”). Tyler Belle added a first place finish in the high jump (5’ 8”) and Jeff Davenport placed first in the pole vault (8í 9î) for the Ravens. Laurelís Ryne Wood won the 1,600 (5:52) and 3,200 (11:55), Justin Rife placed first in the shotput (43’ 5”) and the discus (120’), and Jean Ilera came in first in the 300 hurdles (44.0) Sussex Tech won the 800 relay (Cartwright, Beckett, A. Collins, P. Collins) with a time of 1:39 and the 400 relay (P. Collins, Lewis, Laroya, Sivels) with a time of 47.3). Laurel won the 3,200 relay (Exume, Horner, Boyce, Butler) with a time of 9:03 and also took the 1,600 relay (Joinvil, Snead, Harris, Exume) with a time of 3:56. Dover 110, Woodbridge 30- The Raiders’ Nick Laurel won the 300 hurdles with a time of 45.5. Girls’ track- Dover 94, Woodbridge 38- Taija Maddox placed first in the 110 hurdles (17.76) and the 100 (12.72) and the Raiders’ 4X100 relay team came in first. Sussex Tech 106, Laurel 16 Laurel 58, Delmarva Christian 24 Sussex Tech 115, Delmarva Christian 26- Sussex Tech’s Crystal Wilson placed first in the 100 hurdles (17.2) and the 300 hurdles (54.1), Thomeka Floyd won the 100 (13.7) and the high jump (4’ 8”), Emily Ritter came in first in the 1,600 (8:51) and the 800 (2:58),Whitney Handy was first in the 400 (1:04.2) and the 200 (28.5), and Paige Morris placed first in the shotput (35’ 11”) and the discus (15’ 9”). Izzy Wharton also won the 3,200 (12:25). Delmarva Christian’s Kayla Burd was first in the pole vault (7’ 9”). The Ravens also won the 3,200 relay (Wharton, Mullen, Payne, Ritter), 800 relay (Handy, Snead, White, Wilson), 400 relay (Morris, Snead, White, Floyd), and the 1,600 relay (Handy, White, Ritter, Wilson). Coaches: Send your scores to the Star: email@example.com or 302-6299243 (f).
Seaford Recreation Department offers spring basketball, softball The Seaford Recreation Department is currently holding sign ups for spring basketball leagues. The league is open to ages 8-10, 11-13, and 14-18. The cost is $25 and sign ups end March 31. Mens’ modified, slo-pitch softball- The Seaford Recreation Department’s Mens’ Modified and Slo-pitch Softball leagues are accepting teams for the summer leagues. Coaches meetings are taking place in March so if you are interested in entering a team, call the office at 629-6809 for more details.
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MORNING STAR • MARch 25 - 31, 2010
Delmarva auto alley Fall championship moves to night race in October By Bonnie Nibblett
It’s closer and closer, just 16 days away. The 2010 racing season finally gets underway with the season opener at the Delaware International Speedway on Saturday, April 10. The track has gone all out and added some really cool events on this year’s schedule. You won’t want to miss one night of racing in the 2010 season. However, the biggest news for the year is the new arrangement for the end of the year championships. The weekly line up will have the same regular five divisions of racing - big block modified, super late model, two crate classes and the modified lite. Different special divisions will be added throughout the season with the Little Lincoln Vintage Stock cars, Vintage cars, Slide-4-Five and the mighty URC Sprints. Those divisions will rotate about once a month in addition to the five regular classes. The track has scheduled special events such as the WoOLMS (World of Outlaws Late Model Series in May, the Camp Barnes Benefit in July and a few memorials. In addition, as in last season, “Mix-nMatch,” “Topless Night” and “Wings & Things” will be brought back this year. The track has added an old favorite race that has not been run at Delmar for awhile - the famous “Twin 20’s” - for both the Napa Big Block Modifieds and the Super Late Models divisions. There will be an “All Out 100” feature only, night in July. Details for all these events will be on the track’s website, www.delawareracing. com, or call the office at 875-1911. The office is open Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. You can also check the track hotline at 846-3968. The biggest and best change, after many, many years of day events, Charlie Cathell, owner and promoter, has changed the Delaware State Dirt Track Championship date and time. That’s right! The championship will be on Friday and Saturday night, Oct 22-24. This event has been held for years on a Saturday and Sunday, daytime racing. It’s the last show
of the year with several teams coming to Delaware to challenge the local teams, to participate in the big event. With the event switching to night, it should be some excellent racing action as the clay works best at night over daytime single file racing. Cathell stated in a previous writing by Charlie Brown, that there are other events that interfere with the weekend November dates for a number of years now. One event is the annual “Punkin Chunkin,” which runs the same weekend as the track’s championship. Also, the World of Outlaws & Late Model’s “World’s Finals” at the Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, in Charlotte, N.C., is just days before the championship. The season’s Test-n-Tune is set for next Saturday, April 3, with practice from 6-9 p.m., gates open at 5 p.m. It’s free in the general public grandstand to come view the stockcars first display on the track; there is a fee to go into the pits. Come check out the new fresh paint schemes of your favorite driver. This event gives teams a chance to run the track and decide if the car is set up to their liking. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate. The track will host the season opener on Saturday, April 10. This will be “Delmar Night” where fans will be able to come in for free on the spectator stands with proper ID. Check the track’s website at www.delawareracing.com. The season will be here soon, no one can wait, and with the changes and special events at the track this year, racing will be more exciting than ever before. Support your local tracks because we are blessed to have them in this state, so close by for teams and fans to attend. The US 13 Dragway starts points on April 4; test-n-tunes have already been held the last few weeks. Regular ET Racing will run this weekend, Sunday, March 28. Gates open at 10 a.m. The US 13 Kart Club Track is located on the grounds of the Delaware Motorsports Complex just before you enter the main race grounds on the left. The first club race will be Friday, April 9, gates
This year, 15-year-old Amanda Whaley will move from the crate late models and join her dad in super late model action. Here is Super Late Model Driver #18, Rick Whaley.
Scott VanGorder of Laurel, who won the first race of the 2009 season, will be looking for a repeat this year.
open at 5 p.m. The Delaware Motorsports Complex is located just one mile north of the Maryland/Delaware state line. For more information, contact the track office. Don’t forget to send in your sneak preview photos of your 2010 cars, karts, bikes, boats, anything you race, so fans can get a look at your racing vehicle online at www.Redbud69racing.com. Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or call me to take pics for you. Also, be sure to let us know your changes and plans for
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MORNING STAR • MARch 25 - 31, 2010
Sometimes just being there makes a difference By James Diehl
aurel’s Ken Athey has worn a multitude of hats in his life – he’s been a father, a husband, a grandfather, a nearly three-decade employee of the federal government and a devoted servant of the Episcopal church. But perhaps his most important task over the years has simply been as a good listener, comforting those who need it most. “I just give people someone to talk to,” reveals Athey rather matter of factly. “It’s a blessing to be open to someone and simply be present to offer support. Through the years, the greatest satisfaction I’ve had, apart from my family, has been the work I’ve done through the church, especially walking with people in difficult times.” Growing up in a devout Lutheran household in West Virginia, Athey never dreamed he would devote most of his adult life to serving the Episcopal church. In fact, when he and his family moved to Laurel in the early 1970s, he had only stepped inside an Episcopal church once in his life. But St. Phillips was close to his inlaws’ family home – the very home he lives in today – and off he went with daughter Jennifer one day to Sunday School. He quickly “found a home” and decided he needed to learn more about the ways and teachings of the Episcopal church. So he took a lay readers’ class, with no idea at the time the impact that decision would have on the rest of his life. “I really just took the course to learn more about the church. I had just joined and was becoming familiar with it,” says Athey. “I felt the best way to learn more about the church would be to take this course and really study it in-depth. When I completed it, the priest said he didn’t see any reason why I shouldn’t be a lay reader and began gently twisting my arm.” The humble father and grandfather has been a lay reader ever since. He completed his seminary studies a few years ago and today is waiting to hear if he will be ordained as a priest sometime in the near future. He’s given the last three-and-a-half decades to his church, to his God and to members of the greater community who need his help and guidance. Sometimes he preaches, sometimes he reads Scripture, but more often than not he’s simply available as a means of comfort and support. Athey finds it quite difficult to talk about himself, preferring to keep the emphasis on the people he helps and the “many blessings” he’s received in his life. Marrying the daughter of long-time Laurel High School football coach George Schollenberger in 1969 and moving to Laurel full-time four years later, he’s become a fixture in the community for his compassion and for his loving nature. “I’ve been very conscious of the ways that I’ve been blessed all these years, with Margie and with my children and with the lives they’ve made for themselves,” he says. “And I’ve been blessed with a family in my church that I’ve been able to walk with in good times and walk with in difficult times too. There are members of the church family who are dealing with sickness and other disruptions and I enjoy simply being present and sharing that journey with them.” Athey has witnessed quite a bit in the more than 40 years since he and Margie
If you know of someone who has dedicated his or her life to service to others, suggest their names for this series. Contact James Diehl at 302-222-2685 or email Bryant richardson, brichardson@ mspublications.com exchanged vows at Old Christ Church. He help found the St. Phillips’ pastoral team in 1997, he graduated from the Virginia Theological Seminary in 2007 and he was his church’s representative to the Laurel Ministerial Association when the decision to found Laurel’s Hope House was made. A home for people a little down on their luck, Athey says the entire community should feel proud of what Hope House has accomplished in just the few years since it first opened its doors in the spring of 2001. “At that time, there were a large number of families who were pretty much invisible to the community, people who for one reason or another had found themselves homeless,” remembers Athey. “Bringing that to the attention of the community and then finding a way to address that was important. It was something that had not been done here in Laurel before.” Growing up in the Shenandoah Valley, Athey was designated when just a boy as the next member of his family to attend the seminary and serve the Lutheran church. He began his college life as a pre-seminary major, but later altered the course of his education and began studying political science and history. It cost him a few volumes of commentary on the Bible that he had been longing for. “One of my uncles was a salesman for a publishing house and for my graduation from high school, he gave me five volumes of commentary on the Bible,” Athey recalls. “They came with a note that read ‘when you finish seminary, I’ll give you the rest of them.’ ” His decision to end his seminary-related studies came as quite a shock to his family, but the idea of serving the church never left his mind. And he knew from the first time he walked through the doors of the historic St. Phillips in Laurel that he belonged there, that he would spend a great deal of time there. And he has, though he has also given a lot of his time to other causes through the years, including time spent in the chaplain’s office at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. His time there has been rewarding, it’s been memorable, it’s even been heartbreaking at times. Athey has watched people pass away, he’s comforted family members, as well as patients, and he’s been there at times just to be there. And there have been moments he’ll never forget, moments like the time about 10 years ago when the phone rang in the chaplain’s office at PRMC. The woman on the other end of the phone informed him of a difficult situation in the hospital’s emergency room. A patient had just been told by her doctor that she had lung cancer and would likely die in less than a month. She needed someone – as always, Athey was there. Continued to page 55
Ken Athey has devoted most of the last 35 years to his work at St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Laurel. A lay reader since 1975, he’s often present during life’s most difficult moments. He calls his work with the church one of the most rewarding things he’s ever done.
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MORNING STAR • MARCH 25 - 31, 2010
LHS competes in ‘We the People’ Laurel High School was invited to compete at the state level in “We the People” on March 5, at Wilmington University in Dover. As the only participating Sussex County school, Laurel sent two teams from Ms. McAnulla’s Honors Civics classes. The “We the People Competition” is a national competition of simulated congressional hearing in which students “testify” before a panel of judges. Students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of constitutional principles and have opportunities to evaluate, take and defend positions on relevant historical and contemporary issues. After many hours of hard work, research and practice, Laurel High School won a number of state level awards, including having LHS Team 1 place second overall for Delaware. Other significant awards were received for individual units. Between the two teams, Laurel placed 1st or 2nd in five of the six units, a huge accomplishment.
Congratulations to the following students: LHS Team 1: Thomas Abrams, Christina Applegate, Dylan Bratten, Lindsay Dolby, Torrey Edwards, Blake Elliott, Katina Espenlaub, Zachary Evans, Gaby Gomez, Sara Hearn, Norma Hernandez, Sophonie Ilera, Da Young Kang, Kayla Miller, Ja’Vona Mitchell, Taylor Neeley, John Parrish, Mara Pusey, Tyler Reed, Kelli Rushing, Nalor Small, Zachary Toadvine, Chelsea Willey, Devin Windsor, Ryne Kendall Wood Laurel Team 2: Aneela Anjum, Rebecca Brown, Clayton Caudill, Christina Chambers, Heather Cox, Nieca Dize, Danielle Hamilton, Courtney Jackson, Kelsie Justice, Laurel Krumm, Domyno LeCates, Brian Leibforth, Christian Lowe, Dana Marshall, Brandon Niblett, Zachary Osterwalder, Medgine Picard, Johanna Ray, Justin Rife, Caitlin Stokes, Dexter Taylor, Jeremy Taylor
FAMILY READING DAY - Dunbar Elementary School in Laurel recently celebrated Family Reading day with a Ghost Pony presentation as part of Dunbar’s Reading is Fundamental Celebration. Top left - Chris Rubino and his mom, Linda, at Dunbar School’s Family Reading Day. Top right - Sadie Hudson with her grandmother, Dianne Thompson, and mom, Amy Hudson at Dunbar’s Family Reading Day. Bottom left - Bryce Beck and his mom, Jenny, at Dunbar’s Family Reading Day. Bottom right - Nathan Crites, Sadie Hudson, Caleb Justice and Maddie Horn with local songwriter Randy Lee Ashcraft and local author Joseph Bernstein. Bernstein and Ashcraft gave a presentation on the Legend of the Ghost Pony at Dunbar School.
Photo Above: Sierra Spicer performs a number as Miss Hannigan during the Laurel High School Drama Club’s production of “Annie”. Photo by Mike McClure Photo to Right: Yvette Siegel starred as Rapunzel in the Delmar High School Drama and Chorus Department’s production of “Into the Woods” which was performed at the school last week. Photo by Mike McClure
Laurel High School recently sent two teams to the “We the People” competition at Wilmington University in Dover. The teams won a number of state level awards.
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Quality care and compassion go hand-in-hand. Our physicians are trained and knowledgeable to help our patients and their families through some of the most difficult experiences they will ever face and share some of their greatest moments. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital would like to say “Thank You” to our physicians who have touched so many lives, showed compassion, and provided quality healthcare to our community.
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MORNING STAR • MARch 25 - 31, 2010
Opinion And now it’s up to the voters
By John W. McCoy
Proposed cuts would put school bus contractors out of business
Superintendent of Schools
A hidden tax will be the result of proposed cuts to State transportation funding and may result in independent bus contractors calling it quits. The current education budget proposed by Secretary of Education Dr. Lillian M. Lowrey would require local districts to pick up 25% of the cost of student transportation. This cost will be passed on, without referendum, to taxpayers in local school districts. Essentially this is a hidden increase in taxes as Delaware lawmakers pride themselves in stating there will be no increase in taxes in the upcoming fiscal year. More alarming is the proposal to reduce reimbursement for maintenance costs for bus contractors. Presently, for bus routes up to 30 miles, contractors receive a flat rate of $15.50. For each mile after 30 miles they receive 52 cents per mile. The budget proposal will cut that amount by 50% to just 26 cents per mile. State officials have justified this cut by claiming that companies do not need 52 cents per mile to cover maintenance costs. Jim Davis, a bus contractor for the Delmar School District for 45 years strongly disagrees. He says the average route in Sussex County is 60 miles. That’s a loss of $1,404 which is necessary to repair and maintain school buses. Considering funding has not kept up with inflation, Davis states the only place left to cut is preventive maintenance. He is quick to add that he would not do that because it would jeopardize the safety of children. Lee Collins, another contractor in the Delmar School District commented that he paid $72,000 two years ago for his bus. He travels 40 miles a day and takes in $3,713 each month. With a bus payment of $1,340, insurance at $158, fuel costs and maintenance expenses, he is left with very little profit. He drives his own bus; but a driver would cost him another $900 plus payroll expenses. That excludes the cost of repairs and preventive maintenance. If the proposed budget passes, Collins feels certain that many private contractors will not be able to afford to continue. Many districts in Sussex will be hard pressed to find contractors. Local district contractors have a vested interest in our children; they pay taxes and know the parents and the children who ride their buses. They care about more than just making a profit. But they do have to make a living. Local districts may be forced to go to district-owned buses that have proven to be more expensive in other states. Davis proposes a sales tax be used to produce the money needed to help balance our state budget without making cuts to essential services. Let’s support our local bus contractors by letting our lawmakers know we want them to take the transportationrelated funding cuts out of the proposed budget. Call Sen. Bob Venables at 875-7826, Rep. Danny Short at 6285222 or Rep. Biff Lee at 875-5119. Call today; our bus contractors need your support. Barb Hudson Laurel
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I would like to thank the Laurel Star We have been exfor allowing me an tremely careful to presopportunity clear up some inconsistencies ent accurate and clearly or inaccuracies that have recently appeared understood information in the Star. to the public... First of all, the Dunbar school building will not be torn will remain. down. Because of its historic sigIn the current central office, we nificance, it will remain a part of the have 21 areas that are currently local community, serving the needs being used for district administraof the residents. tion, conference rooms, lunch area, Second, concerns over the comspecial education, psychologists, plex approach are understood, but curriculum department, and a mail unfounded. I recently visited Delmar room. Middle School/High School comOnce the renovations are complex and toured the entire buildings. pleted, we will include transportaThe Superintendent and the printion, maintenance, and technology cipals have done an outstanding job departments which account for an in maintaining positive, well-run additional eight individuals, in the connected buildings, and students middle school space. This will allow basically live separate lives. us to demolish the old, low efficienDuring the instructional day, cy tech building. there is no intermingling of students The current grade configurabecause of the leadership and sched- tion, unique to Laurel, is far from uling of students. Student movement outstanding. Students are having is carefully monitored on a daily to make four school transitions in basis. their academic career which can be very disruptive to children. The The preservation of the middle school is an idea that came from the new configuration, in line with the numerous community meetings held rest of the state and most of the US, will result in just two transitions, i.e. over the past 3-4 years. While the elementary to middle and middle to structure looks supersized for cenhigh. tral office, there are only 21 rooms State testing will take on greater there, in addition to the library that
significance for our prek-1st teachers who are now somewhat isolated from the testing process which starts at grade 2. Middle school state curriculum that covers grades 6-8 will be addressed in its entirety and students will have three years to access this curriculum rather than just two. When it comes to minor cap money, the state is proposing cutting Laurel’s share this year by $92,305, leaving us with $111,058. A mini-tour through our buildings might give the impression we could renovate but an in-depth review by professional architects and engineers, who know what to look for, has determined that at the high school existing deficiencies in the gym will cost $66,000 to repair. The projected cost to upgrade the electrical in all classrooms and offices is $709,000. North Laurel’s sprinkler system, to bring it up to code, will cost $370,000. Once the new sprinkler system is in place, it will cost another $516,000 to replace the ceiling tiles and the lighting system. When the state provides minor cap money, it’s at the 60/40 share. Our new construction will be at the 74/26 share. It’s easy to see which makes more financial sense. But, it’s up to the residents to decide if they want to take advantage of the opportunity or let it slip away and allow their children to continue in schools that have outlived their useful lives. March 31st will determine the future of our district.
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What’s a few billion dollars?
The Congressional Budget Office is claiming that health care reform will save taxpayers $138 billion over the next 10 years. Meanwhile, the debt increased $86.6 billion in six days. That $138 billion is gobbled up in just over 9.5 days. Our lawmakers, led by President Obama, have attacked the health care reform issue with a passion not seen with any other issue short of defending our nation’s interest at wartime. Meanwhile the debt is soaring out of control and the jobless rate is between 9.5 and 10 percent. It’s like doctors on the Titanic are giving physicals while the ship is going down. Wouldn’t those on board rather see all efforts focused on preserving the ship? Why isn’t the focus on repairing the economy? Why isn’t the same zeal exerted towards creating jobs and reducing the deficit? By focusing on the $138 billion in savings over 10 years, our leaders are bragging they removed a cup of water from the hull while a deluge of water is pouring in from a hugh hole in the side of the ship. Note to lawmakers: Focus on job creation. Work with businesses to create work in the private sector. Government jobs are paid for with tax dollars, adding to the deficit. Private sector jobs create wealth that generates tax money to help reduce the deficit. If the trend in not reversed, we are going to need a lot of universal health care to reduce our anxiety when our economic ship goes down. Bryant Richardson Publisher
Federal Debt as of March 22, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. $12,676,881,636,895 Population of United States 308,055,395 Each citizen’s share of debt $41,151 The average citizen’s share of debt increased $276 in the past six days. The debt increased by more than $86.6 billion and the population increased by 40,875.
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“I sat there with this woman for probably 45 minutes before she said her first word,” he remembers. “She was trying to process the news that she had been given and what she needed was somebody to share with her the idea that she was not alone. When she finally was able to talk, she reached out and grabbed my hand and we talked. She talked about her life and her children; I will never forget that moment.” Athey has been present many times over the years as life has ended. He’s witnessed many a heartbreaking moment and has struggled on many occasions with the reality that bad things often happen to good people. He won’t answer many of the difficult questions – he simply doesn’t know the answers – but what he can do is give someone a listening ear and a sympathetic heart. “What I’m there to do is support that person as they come to their own understanding of what their situation means to them. People develop their own answers and you can’t give those answers to somebody.” Athey today spends his Sunday mornings at All Saints Episcopal Church in Delmar, assigned there by the Episcopal leadership last fall after about a year with St. Paul’s in Georgetown. He’s also hoping to learn this spring whether or not he’ll be chosen as a candidate for ordination as an Episcopal priest. A self-described “recovering perfectionist,” he says his faith in God has never wavered. “I realized one day that I was never going to be perfect, but I did think I could be faithful,” he says. “With all the difficulties I’ve seen, I don’t think there’s ever been a time when my faith has been challenged, though there are so many things I don’t understand.” Athey retired from a 27-year career with the United States Department of Labor in 1997 and has since devoted his life full-time to the church. He and his wife, Margie, have one daughter, one son, two grandchildren and another grandchild due in the fall. They still live in the historic Schollenberger family home on West 6th Street..
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