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THURSDAY, MARcH 26, 2009

VOL. 13 NO. 49


St. Jude’s Bike-a-thon

SPRING HOMES - Ideas for your home and garden inside our Spring Home Improvement section. FUNDRAISER - Donations are rolling in for Nanticoke Health Service’s April 4 ‘Viva Las Vegas’ dinner and auction. Page 2 THE SPOTLIGHT - Spuck Bennett of Seaford has made the national news. On Sunday, his HarleyDavidson stores were featured in the New York Times. Page 4 NEW STORE - The new Sherwin-Williams paint store in Seaford will hold a grand opening celebration and sale Saturday. Page 6 TRAINING - Allen’s Hatchery Inc., Seaford, is developing a hands-on feeding training activity for its independent growers. Page 6 COMIC RELIEF - If you think pie in the face is funny, don’t miss the photos on page 10. CONTESTANTS - See the line up of contestants for the Miss and Little Miss Seaford contests on page 11. THE HOMELESS - On any given night, more than 1,800 people in Delaware have no place to live. Page 12 TEXT THREATS - A series of text messages threatening violence result in copy cat crimes and arrests. Page 34

Sports SPRING SPORTS - The Star’s spring sports previews conclude this week, starting on page 39. See page 41 for results from Monday and Tuesday’s games and for the first spring Stars of the Week.

Index Auto Alley Business Bulletin Board church classifieds Final Word Frank calio Gas Lines Gourmet Health Letters

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Ron Breeding is calling on Seaford residents once again to join the St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital Wheels For Life Bike-a-thon slated for Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. at West Seaford Elementary School. Volunteer workers and riders are needed for this Bike-a-thon to raise funds for the world famous research center in its battle against childhood cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. “We’re looking for riders who will contribute their time and talent to help children live. We really need lots of riders, since they are the ones who can make this bike-a-thon successful,” Breeding said. In the Wheels for Life Bike-a-thon, riders ask sponsors to make donations based on each mile completed. All riders turning in money will receive a certificate. Those who raise $35 will receive a certificate and a special St. Jude T-shirt. When $75 is raised, the rider receives a backpack as well as the certificate and the T-shirt. Also plans are being made to give a $100 savings bond to the top fund-raiser plus great gifts will be given to a boy or girl who collect the most money. The Seaford Kiwanis Club will host the event for the 23nd year by providing refreshments. This is a great family project that provides everyone with a “feel good feeling.” Entry forms are available at all school offices, the Nemours Health and Prevention Office, and City Hall. Anyone wishing to provide a prize, sponsor a rider or participate in the ride should call Ron Breeding at 629-3964.

Culinary talents earn Seaford student $10,000 scholarship By Lynn R. Parks

Joshua June wants to own his own restaurant someday. With a $10,000 scholarship to the International Culinary Schools at the Arts Institute, he is well on his way. June, a senior at Seaford High School, won the scholarship in the institute’s Best Teen Chef 2009 competition. He placed second in a preliminary round held March 14 at the institute’s school in Arlington, Va. Winners in the 34 preliminary rounds will go on

to compete for full scholarships. Last Wednesday, June repeated his scholarship-winning performance, preparing a meal of shrimp cocktail, seared chicken breasts, rice pilaf and broccoli in the culinary arts classroom at Seaford High School. He cooked like a pro, smashing garlic as though he has been doing it all his life and turning the ingredients in a frying pan not with a spoon — how ordinary — but by picking the pan up and jerking it to toss its concontinued to page five

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Donations rolling in for NHS April 4 ‘Viva Las Vegas’ dinner and auction Nanticoke Health Services will hold their Annual Dinner/Auction on Saturday, April 4 at Heritage Shores Club, Bridgeville. With the theme of “Viva Las Vegas,” donations are rolling in to make this year’s auction a winning night for the hospital and the community. With the cooperation of Auction Community Partner Nemours Health & Prevention Services 5-2-1-Almost None and Walmart, they have donated a Weslo treadmill to be auctioned off to the highest bidder at this year’s Dinner/Auction. The Weslo Cadence G40 Treadmill has a number of great features to help you lose those extra inches and firm up. With a 2.25 THP motor, a roomy 16” x 50” tread belt, and impact-reducing cushioning, it has all the classic features necessary to give you a

good workout. It has four personal training workouts designed by a Certified Personal Trainer and an adjustable incline so you can increase your intensity to help with faster muscle development. Nemours Health & Prevention Services has also donated four tickets to see teen star Demi Lovato on Tuesday, July 28 when she performs in Harrington at the Delaware State Fair. These seats are trackside in a great vantage point for your teen to see this sensational pop star. Demi started her career acting in such movies as Disney’s Camp Rock and the Disney series Sonny with a Chance. Some of the other items up for auction include a prehistoric Stegosaurus dinosaur egg over 135 million years old, a 5-digit Delaware license plate, a registered puppy,

BMW pedal car, week’s condo hotel stay in Daytona Beach, area rugs, massage packages, collectibles, a wardrobe party package, dining gift certificates, resort getaways and exquisite jewelry. Winnings from the evening will be used to benefit Women’s Health/Digital Mammography Services at Nanticoke Memorial. Last year’s auction event drew a record crowd and raised over $94,000. Presenting sponsor for the April 4th Nanticoke Dinner/Auction is Delaware National Bank, and the Community Partner is Nemours Health and Prevention Services. Tickets are available for $75 per person. Sponsorship packages are available. For more information, contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2404.

Kenly Roblero, left, and Soraida Ramos show off the treadmill being donated to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Dinner/ Auction by Nemours Health & Prevention Services 5-2-1-Almost None program and Walmart.


MORNING STAR • MARCH 26 - APRIL 1, 2009 The Seaford Kiwanis Club is holding its annual Bingo Night on Saturday, March 28, at the Western Sussex County Boys & Girls Club, 310 Virginia Avenue. The Bingo features Longaberger Baskets and Vera Bradley Handbags. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7. Additional cards, raffles and refreshments available. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets are available at Soil Service and the Seaford Star offices. Receive a free raffle ticket with advance ticket sales.

Nanticoke Hospital sale

Shop for jewelry and handbags in the lobby of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Thursday, April 2 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, April 3 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Look-In Glass Shoppe at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is hosting an “In Design” sale featuring the latest trends in fashion jewelry and handbags at great savings. All jewelry items are $6 each, and other select items will be available at greatly reduced prices. All proceeds from The Look-In Glass Shoppe benefit Nanticoke Health Services.

Rookie Rider Seminar

Being the new kid on the block can be tough and that rings true in the motorcycle community. Harley-Davidson of Ocean City will try to make that transition easier with the free Rookie Rider Seminar on Saturday, March 28 at 1 p.m. The seminar will touch on some of the basics of the motorcycle experience from picking your bike, to simple controls, key riding gear and the basics of group riding. For more information, visit or call 410-629-1599.

ership Academy), Supporting the Troops and DE Teen Challenge. To purchase tickets, call 800846-3400, ext. 3931. For more information, visit

Memorial gift

Representatives of Johnny Janosik Charity Events presented a check for $10,000 to establish a scholarship in memory of Frank Gerardi Jr. From left are: Barry Morrison, Lori Janosik-Morrison, Johnny and Mary Louise Janosik, Vicki Gerardi, Del Evans and John Evans, all of Janosik Charity Events. (back row): Chris Otwell, Boys & Girls Club at Laurel program director; Richard Small and Frank Gerardi, of Janosik Charity Events and Dave Crimmins, executive director of the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Photo by Tony Windsor

ReStore anniversary

Kevin Gilmore, executive director of Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, announces that Habitat’s ReStore will celebrate its first anniversary during the week of April 1. On Wednesday, April 1 and Saturday, April 4, ReStore will serve refreshments beginning at 1 p.m. In addition, to thank customers for a successful first year, surprise discounts will be offered plus there will be door prize drawings every hour on the hour beginning at 11 a.m. The unique thrift store located at 107 Depot St. in Georgetown offers donated new and “gently used” appliances, cabinets, doors, windows, lighting and bath fixtures, heating and air conditioning products, furniture and some building materials to assist in home renovations and repairs. ReStore’s hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sussex County Habitat for Humanity operates ReStore to help with funding for more Habitat homes. The profits go directly to Habitat’s mission of building simple, decent, and affordable homes in partnership with Sussex County families.

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Brandon Cannon, a junior at Meade High School in Fort Meade, Md., recently atTrinity Foundation Gala tended the On Saturday, April 11, from National 6 to 10 p.m., the Delmarva com- Youth munity will gather at Heritage Cannon Leadership Shores in Bridgeville for the Conference Trinity Foundation’s 3rd Annual (NYLC) in Washington, D.C. Community Spring Gala. Cannon is the son of Timothy Attendees will enjoy fine din- and Dawn Cannon of Maryland ing, live entertainment by local and grandson of Shirley N. Kilgo jazz artist Brittney Trout and and the late Layman S. Kilgo of dancing with Jumping Jukebox, Seaford and John T. Cannon of and a silent auction. Seaford and the late Betty J. CanThis year’s keynote speaker non of Laurel. is Dr. Harriet Smith Windsor, Cannon, who is a member of former DE Secretary of State. the High School Band, is a third Originally from Millsboro, Dr. year JROTC cadet and a part of Windsor now resides in Lewes. the Meade JROTC Drill Team. He Her message will discuss philan- is a member and delegate of the thropy and community service. “People To People Ambassador As a former “Delaware Mother of Program.” The six day leadership prothe Year” and as a lifelong memgram brought students together ber of Millsboro’s Grace United from across the United States and Methodist Church, Dr. Windsor around the world to interact with a will draw from her experiences variety of personnel who operate with children and service in dewithin the government, the news livering her message. media and the international comProceeds benefit the Trinity Foundation, which donates thou- munity. Leadership skill-building activities included acting as the sands each year to causes such as the American Cancer Society, president during an international crisis situation and examining SuAmerican Heart Association, D.Y.L.A. (Delaware Youth Lead- preme Court cases.

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Spuck Bennett featured in New York Times article By Lynn R. Parks

Spuck Bennett of Seaford has made the national news. On Sunday, his Harley-Davidson stores were featured in an article in the New York Times about the health of the 106-year-old motorcycle manufacturer. Sales at Bennett’s Ocean City, Md., store “have slowed to a crawl,” the article says. It doesn’t mention his Seaford store. “I haven’t seen anything like this in the 33 years I’ve owned a dealership,” Bennett is quoted as saying. “We’re just trying to survive.” The article adds that Bennett “has cut expenses by trimming hours and overtime, and laid off seven of his 49 employees.” On Monday, Bennett agreed that “things are pretty bad” in the motorcycle sales business now. But he disagreed with the article’s assessment that bike manufacturer is “sputtering.” “I feel very comfortable that the company is doing many things right,” Bennett said. According to the article, Harley-Davidson’s revenue fell 2 percent last year. “In large part because of loan problems, profits…fell 30 percent last year, to $654.7 million on revenue of $5.6 billion.”

Boat Show in Blades

The Nanticoke River Marine Park, which includes the Marina in Blades, is having a boat show, boat sale and boat auction on May 7, 8, and 9, at the Marina. This event is going to give the boating public a chance to show their boat, sell their boat or auction their boat at one big event. You can of course also buy a boat. May 7 is going to be the set-up day when you bring your boat to the Marina, put it on display in the huge parking lot, and have the prospective buyers look all day on Friday, May 8. Saturday, May 9 and if you haven’t sold your boat yet, you can put it up for auction Saturday

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Those loan problems, the article says, included buyers defaulting on bike loans and a lack of buyers for loans that the company bundles into securities. “Since September, Harley’s stock has plunged 70 percent, to under $13, compared with a 36-percent decline for the Standard and Poor’s 500,” the article adds. On Monday, Bennett said that he feels that Harley-Davidson is doing better than the article indicates. “The company is really working for its dealers,” he said. “They have cut down on the number of motorcycles they are turning out. I am pretty comfortable in the company and its future.” As for the article, which was on the front page of the Sunday Business section and which featured a picture of Bennett standing amid a sea of motorcycles, Bennett wasn’t too impressed. “It wasn’t much,” he said. For your information: To read the New York Times article about Harley-Davidson, and to see several pictures of Spuck Bennett in his Seaford dealership, visit the web site www.

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tents. “It’s all in the wrist,” Josh told ninth-grader Charlyssia Batson, who watched with amazement as sliced onions and garlic came close to sliding out of the pan but never did. Josh is a student in the level two class of the SHS culinary arts program. Teacher Charlotte Vaughn said that he decided to enter the Arts Institute contest after a representative of the school talked to the class. Based on an essay that he wrote, he was selected as one of 12 participants in the competition, which was held at the Arlington school. Six students cooked in the morning and six in the afternoon, Vaughn said. Josh was in the second heat. “They told us what to cook and gave us ingredients,” Josh said. “But with those ingredients, they let you put your own twist on it.” “Assemble as desired to accentuate [your] creativity,” the contest rules said. Josh said that he did several things to distinguish his food from that of the other competitors. First, he put shredded lettuce on a plate as a bed for his shrimp cocktail. Instead of the traditional glass, he used a Roma tomato, its top cut off so that it looked like a crown, to hold the shrimp. For decoration on the finished plate, he rolled tomato skin into a

remarkably realistic red rose. These are all tricks that he has learned from Marcus Kranz, head chef at the Seaford Golf and Country Club, where he has worked for two years, Josh said. He also prepared his own sauce for the seared chicken breasts, a mixture of onion, garlic, mushrooms, cream and Dijon mustard. Prior to the competition, students were provided with a list of the ingredients that they would be given and the foods they were expected to prepare. “When I got there, everyone was talking about how much they had practiced,” Josh said. “I hadn’t practiced at all and I thought I was going to lose.” Each competitor had a preparation area. They all shared one stove, with 12 burners on it. Students had 90 minutes to prepare the food and 15 minutes to put it on the plate and clean up their work areas. Judges for the competition told Josh that he had excellent knife skills. They added that his chicken breasts were a bit dry, something he guarded against when he recreated the meal at Seaford High by monitoring the temperature of the cooking breasts with a meat thermometer, and that the serving of rice pilaf that he put on the plate was too large. On Wednesday, he was careful to

put a single serving of rice, measured in an individual glass baking dish, on the plate. Josh said that he had no idea that he would come in second in the contest until the awards ceremony at the end of the day. There to see him receive his medal were his grandmother, Helen June, and his girlfriend, Ashley Messick. Josh credits Ashley, a student at the Salisbury School, with the fact that he is in school at all, much less planning to be a professional chef. A couple years ago, he was threatened with expulsion because of behavior problems. “My family was told either they take me out of school or I would be kicked out,” he said. “They took me out, and I realized that I had to straighten up if I wanted to stay with Ashley.” At the end of his cooking demonstration on Wednesday, Josh set out two plates of food, one with the shrimp cocktail and the other with the chicken, smothered in his onioncream sauce, rice and broccoli. In addition to the tomato-skin rose and lettuce chiffonade, the plates were garnished with thin shavings of cucumber skin. “I like art, but I can’t draw and I can’t paint,” Josh said. “Preparing food is a way that I can express myself artistically.”

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Seaford filing deadline is Friday

By Lynn R. Parks Time is growing short for residents of Seaford to file to run for its city council. Candidates have until 5 p.m. on Friday to file at city hall. Council members Grace Peterson and William Bennett are running for reelection. As of Tuesday, no one had filed to challenge them. Terms are for three years. Peterson was first elected to the council in 1993. She announced her retirement in 2006, then was brought back to the council to fill the seat of Councilman Larry Miller, who died after being elected to his eighth term. Bennett was just named to the council to fill the seat of Mike Vincent, who left to join the Sussex County Council. Bennett was sworn in Jan. 13. Voter registration deadline is also 5 p.m. March 27.

Land slated for senior housing is rezoned

By Lynn R. Parks Better Homes of Seaford is another step closer toward construction of a senior citizen housing complex on the north edge of the city. Following a public hearing Tuesday night, the Seaford City Council approved the subdivision of two parcels of land totaling 12 acres from its Ross Business Park, and the rezoning of those parcels from manufacturing to high-density residential. Hampton Circle, for low-income, elderly residents, will have two apartment buildings with a total of 65 apartments. The community will be built behind the current Virginia Crest, an 88-unit Better Homes community for low-income seniors. Better Homes also owns Charleston Place, a seniorcitizen complex in the former Kim Manufacturing sewing factory on Phillips Street. The city agreed to sell the land to Better Homes in April 2007, for $500,000.

Miss/Little Miss Seaford competition

The Lioness Club presents its annual Miss/Little Miss Seaford pageant on Friday, March 27, at the Seaford Senior High School, starting at 7 p.m..



Business New paint store aims to help do-it-yourselfers to do it right By Lynn R. Parks

Joy Williams, assistant store manager at the new Sherwin-Williams paint store in Seaford, recently spent 90 minutes with a customer, helping her pick out the right colors for her house. That kind of customer attention, said Williams, isn’t unusual. “I have tons of ideas to help people with their projects,” she added. “And I really enjoy working with people, giving them ideas and helping them with colors.” “We are here for people who want to do their projects correctly,” said store manager Bill Ellingsworth. “We have the highest-quality products and we have been well-trained in order to best help you.” The paint store, located on U.S. 13 in the shopping center next to Lowe’s, opened in mid-November. It will hold a grand opening celebration and sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Discounts will start at 20 percent and paints and stains will be up to 40 percent off. Ellingsworth said that sales at the store, even in the face of the building slowdown and recession, have been brisk. “We have

For your information: The Sherwin-Williams paint store in Seaford will hold a grand opening celebration Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Normal hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The store is located on U.S. 13, in the shopping center north of Lowe’s. For information, call 629-7550 or visit the Web site done quite well and are very pleased,” he said. The store carries a variety of paint, including low-emission paint (the Duration brand) and no-emission paint (the Harmony brand). The Harmony brand also includes equipment, including brushes and rollers, made from recycled materials. Sherwin-Williams also carries wallpaper and tools that are required to give paint special finishes. Lessons in painting techniques, including striping and sponging,

Hatchery to offer training on environmental regs Allen’s Hatchery Inc., Seaford, is instituting a program to provide compliance assistance training for its independent poultry farmers. This training is designed to improve understanding of federal and state animal feeding operation requirements. There are many medium to large farms that do not fully comprehend or have limited knowledge about the current reporting requirements that apply to their poultry operations. Allen’s is developing a hands-on training activity for its independent growers that will help improve overall understanding of the CAFO requirements that should lead to increased compliance. Grower meetings will be scheduled for later this spring and will be voluntary. EPA’s recent national regulations for

CAFOs and Maryland Department of the Environment regulations for Maryland Animal Feeding Operations will require a large number of poultry operations to obtain certain permits. These permits are similar to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits required for wastewater treatment plants and other industries that discharge to waters of the state. The permitting process, along with the additional paperwork, can be complicated and confusing. Some growers may not need a permit. With training, Allen’s Hatchery believes that compliance with regulations will become easier and more farms will be in compliance with the new regulations in the Delmarva region.


Bill Ellingsworth, manager at the Sherwin-Williams paint store in Seaford, and assistant manager Joy Williams stand in front of one of the store’s paint chip displays. The store will hold a grand opening celebration Saturday. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

are available. “We have a wall in the back where we can show you how to do special techniques,” said Williams. “We will work with you until you get it right.” The Sherwin-Williams Company, head-

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Priscilla Rogers, branch administrator at County Bank, left, presents a check for $1,500 to Helen Jackson for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Southern Lights of Life gala.

Bank donates to Breast Cancer Coalition County Bank recently presented a check for $1,500 to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to support its Southern Lights of Life fashion show and auction Feb. 20 at the Dover Downs Hotel and Conference Center to raise funds for education, outreach and support services and programs. The event featured live and

silent auctions, dinner and a fashion show featuring breast cancer survivors. Founded in 1991, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition has offices in New Castle and Kent counties and has recently expanded its outreach programs into Sussex County. For more information, visit

The seven-session, Basic Office Skills Certificate Program begins Tuesday, April 7, at Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown. It is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of basic office skills. Topics include: cus-

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After a slight decline last week, gas prices increased $0.03 this week, settling at $1.94 a gallon for regular grade on Friday. Overall this month, prices have been relatively stable with only slight movement from week to week. Crude oil prices surged 7% this week past $51 per barrel for the first time since January and closed at $52.07 Friday. Analysts attribute the increase to the Federal Reserve’s move to pump $1 trillion into the U.S economy, buying long-term government debt and expanding its mortgage bond purchases. Some analysts believe crude oil prices will increase slightly in the months ahead, in part based on OPEC’s decision to leave production quotas unchanged. There is a growing consensus that the millions of barrels of crude oil taken off the market each day are starting to balance a supply and demand picture that has been skewed for months. According to the Federal Highway Administration, tighter gasoline supplies

in the spring and summer should buoy crude prices in the next three months. “Economic uncertainty continues to drive motorists away from the gas pump,” said Catherine L. Rossi, manager of Public and Government Affairs, AAA Mid-Atlantic. “We typically see demand increase at the beginning of spring. However, with a record number of Americans out of work and consumer spending at record lows, this spring will likely be anything but typical.” There was plenty of gasoline-related information released this week. According to the American Petroleum Institute (API) U.S. petroleum demand has shrunk to its lowest level in six years. Since February of 2008, total U.S. oil-product demand has fallen 3.9%. On Thursday, the Federal Highway Administration said motorists logged 7 billion fewer miles in January 2009, 3.1% less than the same period in 2008. Local pricing Locally, one station in Seaford was selling regular gasoline for $1.849 a gallon on Tuesday, 10 cents a gallon higher than a week ago.

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RIBBON CUTTING - Sunkissed Tanning at 30599 Sussex Highway in Laurel held its grand opening and ribbon cutting Saturday, March 14. From left: Don Dykes, Laurel Chamber president; Mayor John Shwed; Karen D’Armi Hunt, chamber board; Brian Shannon, chamber board; Chadd and Margi DeVoter, owners; and Joyce Ramsey, Chamber of Commerce secretary. Photo by Pat Murphy

Extension plans training for vegetable growers The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Service, in cooperation with the Delaware Department of Agriculture and the Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association of Delaware, is offering a voluntary certification program that will provide the training necessary for wholesale produce growers, packers, or shippers in Delaware to understand and implement best practices in their operations; develop produce food safety plans; and prepare for

a third party audit if buyers require one. This is a two-part training with six hours of classroom education. Training will be held at the Elbert N. & Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown. Dinner will be provided. Sessions are planned for April 2, 6 to 9 p.m., and April 9, 6 to 9 p.m. To register, call Kim Lewis at 8562585, ext. 542 or email kimlewis@udel. edu by March 31.



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MORNING STAR • MARch 26 - APRIL 1, 2009

Seaford High School holds Family Awareness Night The 2009 Family Appreciation & Awareness Night held at Seaford Senior High School recently was a night filled with education and entertainment. Over 180 students, parents and faculty members participated in the event. Activities included a Making College Count – A Financial Planning Presentation; a Delaware School Law Seminar with Delaware Trooper Richard Bratz; and several school organizations held presentations in the lobby. The main event was a winter sports student vs. faculty basketball game held in the gymnasium. The game was close with the students winning the game with a score of 63-56. The highlight of the evening was the halftime festivities. There was a dynamic presentation by the Seaford High NJROTC and the winter sport athletes were honored for their successes and Mr. Frank Parks, FCA, spoke. Several Seaford High School students took on staff members in a 3-point contest with the loser getting a pie in the face. Everyone had a great time and displayed good sportsmanship throughout the game. Seaford Senior High School thanks everyone who helped make this event a wonderful evening.

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LITTLE MISS SEAFORD - Pictured here are the contestants for the Little Miss Seaford pageant. From left are (front row) Sophia Zanatta, Tatum Ayers, (back row) Madison Joseph, Hailey Passwaters, Alissa Mercie, Daniya Dashiell, Victoria Carey and Fiza Barkat. Lower, left photo is Carly Callahan. Contestants not pictured here are Carly Diehl, and Haley Reynolds.

Blades VFC 75th anniversary basket Blades Volunteer Fire Company is offering a 75th Anniversary collector basket featuring a special laser engraved lid. The American Traditions Basket Company in Canal Fulton, Ohio makes the hard maple handmade baskets. Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Blades Volunteer Fire Department by buying a commemorative basket. The “Buckeye” Basket features a special laser engraved wood lid, commemorative brass tag, bicentennial weave, and plastic protector. The basket measures 6.50” x 3.75” and sells for $45 each. The American Traditions Basket Company has been a family owned business for 15 years, specializing in making hand woven American hard maple baskets, customizing each basket order for fundraisers and corporations around the country. For more information or to pre-order

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Blades Volunteer Fire Company is also offering reflective address markers to help rescuers identify locations quicker in the event of an emergency. Those in the Blades fire district may purchase the markers for $15 or have them installed for $20. A post must be in place for the installation. New town and county ordinances require address markers on properties, not across the road. The markers are 6 inches by 18 inches with three-inch reflective numbers. Call 629-4896 to place an order.


MISS SEAFORD - Pictured here are three of the contestants for this year’s Miss Seaford Pageant. From left are Alexis Carey, Jenna Wills and Julia Tobin. Not pictured is Bethany Redman. Photo by Daniel Richardson


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Help is on the way, as homelessness expected to rise By Lynn R. Parks On any given night, more than 1,800 people in Delaware have no place to live. About 250 of them, or 14 percent, are in Sussex County. That is according to the latest estimates from the Homeless Planning Council of Delaware. And those numbers are expected to be even greater in a new study of homelessness in Delaware planned to be released next month. “We expect our one-night count of homeless to be higher,” said Susan Starrett, executive director of the non-profit council. The new study will include data from 2008 and 2009. It will also include how many people are “precariously housed” — living in housing where at least one utility, electricity or plumbing, for example, is missing. Starrett could not predict what the annual count of homeless people in Delaware will be. The last study, based on data from 2006, indicated that throughout the year, 6,800 Delawareans were homeless at one time or another. “No one should ever be homeless,” Starrett said. “If someone needs support services to get them a home, we need to be able to provide those services.” Homeless people aren’t all adults “We have entire families who are living in shelters, or children who are staying with friends or family while their parents are in shelters,” Starrett said. According to a report released this month by the National Center on Family Homelessness, nearly 2,700 children living in Delaware were homeless at one time during 2008. The graduation rate for homeless children is less than 25 percent, the study points out, leading to a loss in productivity to the state of more than $50 million. Some of the area’s homeless are helped by a program headed by a local minister. Chuck Reynolds, pastor at the Joshua House in Gumboro, takes donated food and clothing to about 80 people in Sussex and Wicomico counties who are homeless. He either takes the items to shelters where the people are spending the night or, in the case of people who don’t make it to shelters, out to campsites where they

are staying. Beginning next month, he will travel just to campsites because shelters will close for the season. “This is something that just grabbed my heart,” said Reynolds. “The more I went to visit these people, the more I got to love them. And the more I realized that it just don’t take much to be homeless anymore.” One of the drop-off points for donations to Reynolds’ distribution program is Trinity Transport on Bridgeville Highway in Seaford. “Who else is going to help these people if we don’t?” said Ed Banning, of Trinity Transport and founder of the Banning Foundation. “If it wasn’t for the care from folks like us, people who are homeless wouldn’t make it. Our Good Samaritan, Pastor Reynolds, is doing what Christ wants all of us to do, to help our neighbors who are in need when it is in our power to do so.” Ray Kern, Seaford, visits Trinity Transport weekly to pick up donated items. “A lot of people don’t realize how many homeless there are out there,” he said. “I can’t tell you how good it makes you feel to help them.” Reynolds said that he and a couple of men from his church who help him deliver items do whatever they can to meet the needs of the homeless. “We try to find them work, give them transportation if they need, even help them with their medications,” he said. “The Bible tells us to do this,” added Reynolds, echoing Banning. And he quotes the book of Isaiah to explain how his small church of about 70 people is able to do so much to help. “And if thou draw out the soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as noonday,” verses 11 and 12 say. “And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.” For your information Food and clothing for the homeless can be dropped off at Trinity Transport, Bridgeville Highway Seaford. For details, call Pastor Chuck Reynolds, 238-7054, or vvolunteer Ray Kern, 629-4535.

More than $22 million in housing funds on their way to Delaware By Lynn R. Parks

Financial help for people facing homelessness in Delaware is on its way. As part of the recently-passed federal economic stimulus package, the state is slated to get more than $22 million in housing funds. In addition, Delaware hopes to be able to tap into a nearly $1 billion federal package to improve existing housing. This money, which will be handed out through a competitive process, is in addition to the $19.6 million the state received in July, which is available to local jurisdictions to acquire, rehabilitate and demolish foreclosed properties.

“This is an unprecedented amount of money that Delaware will receive,” said Susan Starrett, executive director of the nonprofit Homeless Planning Council of Delaware. “For some programs, the allocations are nine times the amount that the jurisdictions typically receive in one year.” The $22 million includes $4.4 million to pay for repairs on existing rental units. This money will allow people who may have become homeless because their apartments were in disrepair to stay where they are. It also includes $1.9 million for Community Development Block Grants, $530,000 of which will go to the Delaware

Trinity Transport serves as a drop station for needs of the homeless. Most homeless are staying in wooded areas, sleeping in two-person tents, sometimes heated by a small singlpropane burner. Chuck Reynolds, pastor at the Joshua House in Gumboro, takes donated food and clothing to about 80 people in Sussex and Wicomico counties who are homeless. In the photo at left is Ray Kern, who helps by picking up the goods and delivering them to Pastor Reynolds for final delivery to the homeless. Ed Banning from Banning Foundation and Trinity Transport is getting ready to help Kern load his truck.

MORNING STAR • MARch 26 - APRIL 1, 2009 State Housing Authority to be used for housing rehabilitation and neighborhood improvement. The state will get $2.9 million over three years in Homeless Prevention Funds, $935,000 of which will go to the state housing authority. This money is intended to help people who are in rental units stay there and to get people who are in homeless shelters a permanent place to live. The state’s Tax Credit Assistance Program will get $6.6 million, to encourage investors to put money into construction of new housing projects. “The money will help flood the program with capitol so that investors will be more interested in coming in,” Starrett said. The money, which has to be used by 2012, is for developments that were approved for federal tax credits in 2007, 2008 or 2009. (Applications for tax credit approval for 2009 are due April 6.) The state will also receive $7 million for capital improvements to existing public housing. The money will certainly make a difference in the quality of Delaware’s low-income housing, Starrett said. But in the end, it won’t make a difference in

homeless numbers, she added, if policies that lead to homelessness aren’t changed. “The new funding will certainly help solve some of the problems we have now,” she said. “But our systemic challenges will remain. Policy changes are needed or in two or three years, we will be right back in a similar situation.” Starrett said that rents and incomes have to be brought more in line with each other. In Delaware, the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is

$750 a month. A person making minimum wage, $6.55 an hour, would have to spend about threequarters of his income on housing to afford a $750 a month rent payment. According to the National Center on Family Homelessness, the average renter in Delaware earns $15.23 an hour. A wage of $16.61 is needed to afford the average two-bedroom apartment. “We need policy changes so that people can afford to live in Delaware,” Starrett said. Those policy changes would


include a hike in the minimum wage, already set to go up to $7.25 in July, and rent control ordinances. Annually, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development releases figures showing what fair market rental values are for each state. Delaware also needs more rental units, especially in Sussex County, Starrett said. And the state needs to ensure that social supports for people, especially people suffering from mental illnesses, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS, as well as veter-

ans, are intact. “Often, these people don’t know where to turn,” she said. “If someone needs support services, we need to be able to provide them.” Starrett said that ensuring that all people have someplace to live would help to improve communities overall. “If we can provide someone with a house that they can make a home, that goes a long way toward making sure that that person continues to be a contributing member of society,” she said.

Fudgie Wudgie sale

Come join us for a sweet sale! The Look-In Glass Shoppe at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is hosting a “Fudgie Wudgie” sale on Friday, March 27 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to prize-winning fudge, there will be pecan/caramel turtles, chocolate-covered marshmallow pops, chocolate-covered pretzels and more. Proceeds benefit Nanticoke Health Services. For more information, call 629-6611, ext. 4955.

Del Tech senior art exhibit

The 19th annual Statewide Senior Art Exhibit will be held this spring at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Amateur and professional artists 50 years of age and older are invited to submit up to two pieces of artwork in the following categories: oil, watercolor, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, photography, sculpture (metal or stone), pottery, stained glass, woodcarving, ceramics and “other.” Seniors can bring their artwork to the Carter Partnership Center on Monday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Exhibits of all submitted works will be on display in the William A. Carter Partnership Center from Monday, April 27 to Thursday, June 4. The event will culminate with a luncheon and awards presentation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 4. Ribbons will be awarded by judges in each category. For more information or to register, call Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.

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Lost and found department is putting in lots of overtime

I had lost my pencil. I had had it just moments before but now, when ynn arks I was ready to use it again, it was nowhere to be seen. Thank goodness “Did you take my pencil?” I called from the kitchen to my husthat the cats keep band, who was working on our ongoing porch renovation project. track of themselves, or “Which pencil?” Which begs the question: Exthey would have long actly how many of my pencils has he secreted away in the course of ago gone missing. our marriage? Maybe that explains why I can rarely complete a crossthat the cats keep track of themselves, or word puzzle. they would have long ago gone missing. But it wasn’t the time for a discussion “I have an idea,” I wandered back onto about a 30-year-old habit that needed brothe back porch where my husband was ken. Back to the problem at hand. “The good mechanical pencil that I was hooking up a small sink. “Maybe at the end of my life, as I draw my last breath, using,” I responded. “I had it right here some great power will hold up his hand and now I can’t find it.” and say, ‘Wait! We’re going to give her I have looked here, I added, sweeping my hand once again across the countertop. back all the minutes that she wasted looking for something.’ Here, pulling open a drawer and examin“I would get to live five more years.” ing as I had a dozen times its contents. “Uh-huh,” my husband said, paying no And here, pushing papers on the tabletop attention to either my impending doom or out of my way. And suddenly, there it my miraculous revival. There was somewas, lying right next to the computer and thing wrong, something that had brought barely hidden by a sheet of paper under his normally productive work to a halt. which I had already looked for it. Finally, after rummaging through boxes “Call off the search!” I announced. “I of tools and among cans of paint, he found it.” turned to me. “Did you take my chisel?” “Found what?” my husband asked. And so I waste many precious moments he asked. Yes, I told him. When I couldn’t find of my life. If it isn’t a pencil for which I am looking, it’s a piece of paper on which my pencil, I thought that I would start reI have written something important. An cording notes by cutting them into stone. article in which I read something that By the way, did he have any granite? changed my life and now the details are We might be short on pencils and chisblurry and I want to reread it. els. But there’s no difficulty in finding My keys. The BPA-free water bottle laughs around here. Extra points for that that my sister gave me for Christmas to replace the one I had lost. Thank goodness too, great power, if you don’t mind.



Sussex Tech expands recycling program The SkillsUSA Recycling Project at Sussex Technical High School has received another grant to expand the program. Lowe’s donated $9,480 to purchase bins for Cape Henlopen High School, Millsboro Middle School and St. George’s Technical High School in New Castle County. Sussex Tech is one of 19 schools in the country to receive a Lowe’s community service grant. This amount brings

the total grant money for the school year to $19,355, which has purchased recycling bins for eight schools in Delaware. Schools that have benefited from the project are Milton Elementary, Milford Middle, Smyrna Elementary, Seaford’s Frederick Douglas Elementary and Laurel High School. Other grants include the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control ($7,375) and Timberland PRO ($2,500).

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Community Bulletin Board This year’s event will take place on March 28 from 9 a.m. until noon at Trinity Transport in Seaford. The public is invited to attend.

Texas Hold’Em tournament Seaford Library

• There will be a Seaford Library Board meeting on Tuesday, March 31 at 5 p.m. • “Lights, Camera, Action!” The Seaford District Library hosts “Movie Night” on Thursday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m. • Baby Bookworms, an infant story time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Toddler Tales, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; 3-5 Storytime, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. • Delaware EITC Campaign offers 2008 tax preparations on Fridays starting at 10 a.m. For more information, call 629-2524. • Love a good murder mystery? Who is Sam Spade? Find out this and much more with your free copy of The Maltese Falcon written by Dashiell Hammett. Get your copy at the Seaford District Library while supplies last. • The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP to raise money for the Library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury, Md. IHOP locations and return an itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards with itemized receipts in order to receive the reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt. • The Seaford District Library will be closed on Friday, April 10.

Prayer breakfast

The G.F.W.C.- Acorn Club of Seaford is having a prayer breakfast at the Methodist Manor House on April 2, at 9 a.m. The hostess is Juanita Truitt and her committee.

‘Foods for Thought’ seminar

“Foods for Thought” seminar, presenting the latest research on how nutrition affects mood, memory, learning and behavior will be held April 28, 30 and May 5 and 7, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. An opportunity to mingle and taste delicious healthy foods and participate in interactive break-out sessions each evening. A seminar workbook, including healthy recipes, will be available for $20. This free health seminar is being hosted by the Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church. Seating is limited so register early. For further information or to make reservations visit www.lifestylematters. net, or call 875-3743 to register with Delta Nichols.

Soroptimist Youth Forum

The purpose of the Soroptimist Youth Forum is to provide an opportunity for young people to meet, interact, and discuss current and pressing issues that society faces. It gives youth a voice on their world and keeps the community in touch with the experiences and knowledge of our young people. Participants discuss under guidance a current issue and are rated by judges on several areas. Youth have the ability to win prize money, which can be used to further their education. Participants range from grades 9-12 and can be enrolled in public, private, and home school.

Seaford VFW Post 4961 will host a Texas Hold’Em tournament on Saturday, March 28 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the buy-in is $100. Cash pay outs and dealers are provided by Go All In. Food and drinks will be available for purchase and there will be a silent auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Auction items include an 8x10 signed by Peyton Manning, 8x10 signed by Nolan Ryan, two tickets for the Dover Downs Sprint cup race on May 31, a basketball signed by Bill Walton, Phillies cap signed by Greg Dobbs, football signed by Emmitt Smith and much more. For more information, call Keith White at 875-7768 or 302542-0308.

Egg Hunt at Ross Mansion

The Seaford Recreation Department hosts their Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 4 at Ross Mansion in Seaford. Age groups include toddlers, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-9 year olds. There will be an Easter bonnet contest after the egg hunt. Rain date is Sunday, April 5 at 2 p.m.

AARP Driver Safety Course

An AARP Driver Safety Refresher Course for all licensed drivers will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 30, at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The one-day program, sponsored by the American Association for Retired Persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration call 6298081, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. only. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.

BEDCO Boat Show & Auction

BEDCO, operator of the Blades Marina, announces a Boat Show & Auction for May 7, 8 and 9. Those boats being auctioned will be sold on May 9. Applications may be obtained at the marina office or by calling 628-8600.

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 a local high school student scholarship, a Delaware Tech student going for an advanced degree, a Delaware Space Academy student, and a student attending Camp Invention. Lakeside Greenhouse in Laurel has again provided us with the best quality plants. Colors available are: 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. The plants will be available for pick-up at West Seaford Elementary School parking lot on Saturday, April 25, between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Chili Bike Run

Col.’s Camp Barnes Chili Bike Run will be held March 29. Two registration locations: Smyrna Rest Area on Rt. 13, North of Smyrna or Harley-Davidson of Seaford on Rt. 13, North of Seaford. Registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. $25 registration fee per rider. Police escorted scenic ride. Chili will be provided at Camp Barnes. Free t-shirt for the first 250 participants (with 125 at each location). Fund raiser to benefit Delaware State Police Camp Barnes. This event is open to the public. Donations appreciated. Make checks payable to: Camp Barnes. For more information contact Brenda Lee Unruh at 302739-3711.

Fitness classes

Come join us in fitness classes: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, at 9 a.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. We meet in St. John’s UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford. (Sponsored by St. John’s but open to the public.) Beginners to intermediate participants are welcome in this fun, faith-filled, coed, non-competitive, resistance training, stretching, high/low aerobic class. For more information call Carol Lynch at 6297539.

Lenten fish dinners available

The Knights of Columbus, St. Molua Council #4075 is offering their Lenten fish dinners at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, which is located at the rear of the church, 535 East Stein Highway, Seaford. The dinners will be held every Friday during Lent (March 27, and April 3). Serving times are from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The menu includes baked breaded flounder, homemade cole slaw, scalloped potatoes or baked macaroni and cheese, glazed carrots, cut green beans, rolls and butter, assorted deserts and coffee and iced tea. Adults are $8, children are $4. All proceeds benefit the St. Molua Council #4075 College Scholarship Fund.

Laurel election

The Laurel General Municipal Election is being held Thursday, March 26, from 1 to 8 p.m., at the Laurel Fire Hall, located at 205 Tenth Street. Registered voters must show proof of identification. There is a contest for the seat of mayor, between Joshua S. Duryea and John Shwed. The following uncontested candidates are: Robin Fisher, councilwoman ward two; William Trujillo, councilman ward three; and H. Donovan Phillips, Jr., councilman at large.

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The Beatles

The Laurel Lions Club will put on their show, “Let’s take a look at the 60s,” at the Laurel High School auditorium on March 27, 28, 29 (Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.)

Easter Egg Hunt

The Boys & Girls Club at Laurel will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4. The event starts at 11 a.m. and various age groups will be hunting for eggs until 4 p.m. Up to three years old will hunt at 11 a.m.; ages 4 and 5 will start at 11:45 a.m.; ages 6 and 7 will start at 12:30 p.m.; ages 8 and 9 at 1:15 p.m. and ages 10 to 12 at 2 p.m. The egg hunt will take place in the open field next to the Insurance Market along Central Avenue. There will also be a variety of food, games and other things being held at the Boys & Girls Club building. For more information, call 875-1200.

AARP Driving Course

Laurel Senior Center will have an AARP Refresher Driving Course, on April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. To register for the course call 875-2536.

Laurel Lioness host bingo

Laurel Lioness Vera Bradley bingo will be held Tuesday, April 21, at Laurel Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Play starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available from any Lioness or call 875-5597. Cost of tickets: advanced sales $20; at door, $25. Many door prizes and refreshments will be available.


for children 6 to 12, and children 5 and under are free. The VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Post 7478 will offer dessert for $1 a slice or serving. Dessert profits will benefit the Ladies Auxiliary Program for Cancer Aid and Research. For more information, contact Commander Harold Mullins at 302-670-6695.

AARP Driver Safety Course

There will be a two-day AARP Driver Safety Course at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. This basic two-day course is $12 per AARP member and $14 for non-members. For more information or to register, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Laurel Alumni Scholarship

The Laurel Alumni Scholarship Foundation announces that the scholarship forms for 2009 are now available. An applicant for the Laurel Alumni Scholarship, must be a graduating son or daughter of a member of the Laurel Alumni Association for at least three years prior to June 2009. The Laurel Alumni Scholarship Foundation also administers the Helen Kirk Deputy Ellis Scholarship and the Class of 1956 Scholarship. Graduating seniors of Laurel High School are eligible for these scholarships. The application forms are available from the guidance office or by calling 875-2503. All completed applications are due back to the foundation by April 1.

Easter egg hunt

Laurel American Legion Post 19 will be holding their Annual Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 12, at 1:30 p.m. at Laurel Middle School. All children up to age 12 are invited and there will be plenty of candy and prizes for all.

Laurel Chamber seeks food vendors Laurel Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for food vendors for its 4th of July celebration.

Eastern Shore Veterinary Hospital

Community yard sale on Saturday, April 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. Pet portraits on that day from 9 a.m. to noon. All proceeds will help our team raise funds for the annual Walk for the Animals in Rehoboth Beach on April 25. The money raised for the walk goes to the Delaware Humane Association. If you have any items that you would like to donate for the yard sale, they would be greatly appreciated. For more information call ESVH at 875-5941.

The Bridgeville Charge will sponsor a Walkathon on Saturday, March 28 to raise funds and awareness for Angelman Syndrome at Woodbridge Sports Complex, Church Street Extended, Bridgeville. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost is a $5 donation or $1 per lap. If you want to come and support the event, bring your lawn chairs. For more information, call Butch at 302-249-8971. For more information on Angelman Syndrome, visit www.

Craft show and Easter egg sale

Attention Active Duty Veterans

The American Legion Post 19 of Laurel is actively recruiting new members for the post. Membership eligibility dates: WWI, April 6, 1917-Nov. 11, 1918; WWII, Dec. 2, 1941-Dec. 31, 1948; Korean War, June 25, 1950-Jan. 31, 1955; Vietnam War, Feb. 28, 1961-May 7, 1975; Lebanon/Grenada, Aug. 24, 1982-July 31, 1984; Panama, Dec. 29, 1989-Jan. 31, 1990; Gulf War, Aug. 2, 1990-Cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. Government. Any member serving today is eligible if they are on active duty. Proof of service (DD214) is required. Call Bettylou Evans, membership chairperson at 875-0167 for more information or fax 875-1943 or send a note of interest with your name, address and phone number to P.O. Box 329, Laurel, DE 19956.

Angelman Syndrome Walkathon


AARP Tax-Aide tax preparers will be available at the Greenwood Library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on April 8 to conduct free tax preparation and e-filing for all taxpayers of all ages. Call the library to schedule an appointment.

Greenwood Dinner Club

Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning in April and continuing through May for the Greenwood Dinner Club. This will be an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Cost for members is $6 and non-members are $8. For menus or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Easter egg hunt

Delmar Kiwanis Club Easter egg hunt will be held on April 4, 1 p.m., at Delmar Middle and Senior High School football field. (Rain date April 11, 1 p.m.)

Casino night

Delmar Volunteer Fire Department is holding a Casino night, April 4, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Poker, blackjack, money wheels and tearoffs. Admission is $10, includes cold cuts, beer and soda.

The annual spring craft show and Easter egg sale will be held on Saturday, April 4 at the Farmington Fire House from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Easter eggs, which are $5 each, are available in peanut butter, butter creme, coconut creme and cherry pecan. For more information, contact Angela at 302-222-0754 or

Ruritan’s Ham and Turkey Shoot

The Ellendale Ruritan Club ham and turkey shoot, Saturday, March 28 (rain date April 4) at 11:30 a.m., at Ellendale VFW, on V.F.W. Road. Directions: 1/2 mile south of U.S. 113 and 16 intersection). Refreshments will be available for sale. (If rain dates are cancelled, we will go to next shoot.) For possible cancellations call 302-422-2948 or cell 302-2497025.

Greenwood CHEER anniversary

The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will celebrate their 35th anniversary on Tuesday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with all day prize bingo and door prizes. The celebration will continue on Wednesday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with musical entertainment by Cathy Gorman, a basket raffle and games after lunch. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Project Clean Stream

Trash clean up along Marshyhope Creek (Nanticoke River tributary) - part of the bay-wide event Project Clean Stream in partnership with Nanticoke Watershed Alliance. It will be held on April 4 (Saturday), 9:45 a.m.-noon, at Fishers Bridge Road (near Todd’s Chapel Road,) Greenwood. Needed will be 15-20 volunteers. Volunteers will meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Todd’s Chapel parking lot on Todd’s Chapel Road. At 10 a.m., we will carpool up to the site a few minutes distance away where there is limited parking along the road. To sign up or for more information: Contact Kara Kukovich, Volunteer Coordinator, 443-944-1175, email:

Greenwood VFW dinner

The Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 announces its traditional spring BBQ beef and chicken dinner at the post on Sunday, March 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. Ticket prices are $7.50 for adults, $3.50


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Galestown yard sale

Galestown Community House will hold a yard sale and crafts from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. on March 28. There will also be available: breakfast food; homemade vegetable soup and oyster sandwiches (start serving 11 a.m.) This will benefit Galestown United Methodist Church.

Ride to the Tide planned

The Ride to the Tide, a police-escorted motorcycle ride that benefits Special Olympics Delaware, will take place on Sunday morning, April 19. Bikers can depart from the University of Delaware football stadium parking lot at 10:30 a.m. or the Seaford Harley Davidson at 11 a.m. All riders will end at Jake’s Seafood Restaurant in Lewes. Jake’s will provide a complimentary lunch. Register before April 16 and pay $20 for riders and $15 for passengers. Day-of registration fee is $25 for riders and $20 for passengers. The ride is organized by the Delaware Blue Knights - Chapter 1, and supported by Delaware’s Law Enforcement for Special Olympics, Jake’s Seafood and WBOC. For more information or to register online, contact Special Olympics Delaware at 302-831-4653 or visit www.

Ruritan Club

All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month October to June, from 7-10 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at The Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. Buffet features blueberry pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup and sticky buns.

MORNING STAR • MARCH 26 - APRIL 1, 2009 Shores Casino after a visit in St. Ignace, Mich. Friday, Oct. 16 - Strasburg, Pa.; $69. Take a ride on the Strasburg railroad, enjoy lunch on board and then visit the train museum. Nov. 16-20 - Christmas at the Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C.; $589 pp, double. Enjoy a candlelight dinner at Deerpark restaurant and a tour of the Biltmore. Also included are a Christmas show at the Carolina Nights Dinner Theater and a Christmas show at the Wohlfahrt Dinner Theater. Visit Chimney Rock Park, Moose Café at the Farmers Market, the Smith McDowell House and take a bus tour of Asheville. Wednesday, Dec. 2 - American Music Theater to see a Christmas Show; $92. Stop for lunch at Miller’s Smorgasbord in Lancaster, Pa. before the show. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

Theater trips

Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus is offering trips with a multi-generational appeal that would be a great experience for grandparents to enjoy with their grandchildren. On Saturday, April 4 at the DuPont Theater in Wilmington, experience the critically acclaimed musical drama “Four Score and Seven Years Ago.” At the Civic Center in Salisbury, Md. on Friday, April 17, journey into the enchanted forests of “Cirque Dreams” and encounter the strength and power of soaring aerialists, spine binding contortionists and vine swinging characters. On Tuesday, April 21 at Delaware State University in Dover enjoy the touching story of “Silent Boy.” The Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast” will premiere at Toby’s Theater in Baltimore, Md. on Thursday, April 23. For complete trip information, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.

Bus trip to English Town Orioles vs. Yankees game

Seaford Recreation Department’s annual trip to see the Yankees vs. the Orioles is Friday, May 8. Cost is $55 and includes a ticket to the game and charter bus transportation. To reserve a ticket or for more information, call the office at 629-6809.

Seaford AARP offers trips

Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public. All trips leave from the Peebles parking lot in Seaford. Friday, May 22 - Gettysburg, Pa. - A visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor’s Center and Museum, $79. Visit the galleries at the Visitor’s Center and eat lunch at General Pickett’s Buffet. Wednesday, July 1 - Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, Pa.; $79. After lunch, enjoy a classic musical with songs like “Singin’ In The Rain,” “All I Do Is Dream Of You” and “You Are My Lucky Star.” Wednesday, Sept. 2 - Rainbow Dinner Theatre, Paradise, Pa., “Uncle Chick’s Last Wish”; $70. A comedy that will keep you laughing the entire show. Sept. 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Mich.; $790 pp, double. Your first stay will be in Frankenmuth, Mich., a beautiful Bavarian town. Take a ferry to Mackinac Island where you will enjoy lunch at the famous Grand Hotel. Enjoy a horse and carriage ride around the island to Arch Rock. Ride thru the Soo Locks and then the Kewadin

On Saturday, April 4, at 6 a.m., a bus trip to English Town, N.J. Flea Market will leave from Mt. Olivet Baptist Church (trip sponsor), 108 First St., Bridgeville. Cost is: adults $30 each, children under 12 years, $15.

Garden trips

Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, and the East Coast Garden Center in Millsboro are offering a bus trip Tuesday, April 7 to the Rawlings Conservatory, the Baltimore Botanic Gardens and the Baltimore Museum of Art. For more information or to register, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 302-855-1617.

Club. For details contact: Dee Richards at 302-841-5066 or Bettie Comer at 302-2655606.

located at 131 E. Market St., Georgetown. For more information, contact Jim Dundas at

Delaware Equine Council to meet

Airport committee

The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Harrington Public Library. We are gearing up for the 2009 Equine Expo on Saturday, April 25 and preparing for up and coming events. Anyone interested in horses is welcome to attend. For more information, call Stan at 302-684-3966.

The next regular meeting of the Sussex County Airport Committee will be held on Wednesday, April 1, at the Sussex County Administrative offices building, 22215 DuPont highway (West Complex Building, RT 113), Georgetown, at 6 p.m.

Embroiders’ Guild

The Seaford High School Alumni Association will have their Executive Board meeting on Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at the downtown Seaford Museum. For more information, call Donna Angell at 6298077.

The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders’ Guild meets on the second Monday of the month - Sept. through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. This month it will be April 13. We welcome all levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced. For more information call 410-208-9386. Questions call 302-539-9717.

Democrats meet

Sea Purls meet monthly

SHS Alumni Association

The Sussex County Register of Wills, Greg Fuller, Sr., will be the speaker at the Western Sussex Democrat Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. on March 30. The club meets at Duke’s Pool House in Laurel and features a covered dish supper. Members are reminded to bring food items for the club’s food pantry. This food is being given out to local persons in need.

Young Republicans meeting

Sussex County Young Republicans invites all interested young Americans between the ages of 13 to 29 to the first meeting of the Sussex County Young Republicans. The meeting will be held promptly at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26 at Sussex County Republican Headquarters

The “Sea Purls” chapter of the Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. The next meeting is Wednesday, April 1. Lunch is available and new members are always welcome. For details, call Roseanne Jahnke at 302-854-6776. Submit Bulletin Board items by noon, Thursday. Send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, email to or drop off at 951 Norman Eskridge Hwy., Seaford (Home Team Bldg.).

The Easter Song

A heart-stirring dramatic musical at

Laurel Wesleyan Church Friday, Apr. 10th at 7:00 pm & Sunday, Apr. 12th at 9:00 am & 11:00 am

Acorn Club

The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club is having a soup and sandwich night and a business meeting at theBlades Community Hall on March 26 at 6 p.m. The hostess is Ann McFarland and her committee.

Georgetown AARP

Join Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 at their monthly luncheon meetings held on the first Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country

Laurel Wesleyan Church is located at 30186 Seaford Rd., Laurel, Del. (Alt. 13, 1/2 mile north of Laurel)

Nursery Care Provided For more information call 302-875-5380



Funny Lions Club show uplifting end to a week of gloomy news After another week of bad news on television culminating on Friday at urPhy by the events at all the local high schools — you know, the text messages, suspicious packages at LauThis group took rel — I was wondering where our society is going. us away from the Then along came the Seaford Lions Club Show and folks, it was troubles in the outside just what the doctor ordered. I had not planned on going, although some years I have attended both world. We need that. Seaford and Bridgeville shows in addition to Laurel’s. I got a little am superior plus.” That’s what this show encouragement from Leigh Ann Parks and was. This group took us away from the I am glad we went. troubles in the outside world. We need I don’t believe I can give my Mary that. Hartman appraisal of this show without mentioning every member of the cast, Lynn Parks’ story last week about the something impossible to do. Several memBurris House in Laurel brought back a bers of the Laurel Lions were there to offew memories for me and I am sure a few fer encouragement and to fire up for their others. Right around the corner was the show this weekend, Friday, Saturday and home of a Laurel legend, Louis Robinson. Sunday. For those of you who don’t know, Louis The Lions chorus and band were outwas one of Laurel’s richest men — if you standing and it set the stage for the whole count the amount of love, humility and show. Frank Parks set the stage for the generosity he shared with others from his comedy with the outhouse skit and I surely enjoyed the hunting scene with Don humble, little flower-shop. That’s a story in itself and I covered this several years Moore, Bob Wheatley and Carlyle Windago, but back to the Burrises. ley. Miss Minnie’s husband had passed The favorite skit of my wife, Kay, and away years earlier — so to make money her sister, Jo Anne, had to be “Chicken Fried” with Doug Collins, Jon Hearn, Chip she did people’s washing and I have heard she also was a part-time cook at the Mears, Scott Sapna and Curt Shockley. Rigbie Hotel. Her son Donald was a sign Kay was still imitating Chip Mears’ acpainter and a good one, when he was at tions to me throughout the weekend. work. How many of the old-timers out However, I am the expert (Ha!) and I there remember my dad’s Model A Beach liked the Lions Club Dancers with their buggy, “Creep Eazzie?” Donald painted it unique act of using old aluminum chairs green, yellow and blue and trimmed it out in synchronization, to the great amusement of the audience. Included in this were with several other colors. It was the doors, however, that attracted the most attention Jack Lynch, Charles Michel, Dave Parker, — with pictures of Donald Duck, Pluto, John Rohlich, Jim Blackwell and the one and only Keller Hoch. Patsy Cline showed Minnie Mouse and Mickey and others. On up — at least Mari Hill did, and her rendi- the back was a huge fish called “Fishy.” All this was done by Donald, a great sign tion of “Crazy” made you think that Patsy painter in Laurel in the 1940s and 1950s. Cline was really on the stage. Well, by now it’s time to announce the Congratulations to Laurel’s Josh Koshow stopper for the entire show. It had siorowski, who recently won the WBOC to be 3-year-old Brock O’Day, dressed in monthly “Scholar Athlete Award.” A a full cowboy suit and winning the hearts gifted athlete and a great young person, he of everyone up and down the aisles, even will always be remembered for “the catch” through he was not even in the stage porin a football game against Lake Forest. My tion of the show. He is the grandson of first thought after seeing it was, now how Don Moore. do I describe this? Josh, in his interview, When the late Gorden Butler came out revealed more of himself that certainly enof the office at DuPont after a job perfordeared him to me. In talking about his sucmance review, he would say, “They say I cess he said, “We are a family” and that’s




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what matters. Congratulations on your latest, and surely not last, award, Josh.

While I am talking about it I must mention a little about Laurel baseball, especially as I am not covering it for the paper this year. I look for Brandon Hearne, “Critter” Cutsail and Kyle Brown to have good years, but the sleeper in the whole conference could be lefty sophomore flame-thrower Branden Fisher. If he gets a little run support and throws strikes, he should be a big winner. Now, about Ed “Punk” Callaway being elected to the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame. Well deserved, but awfully late, as others have said years ago that he should have been elected then. I feel it’s a shame when the award is given so many times posthumously. We can thank Ben Sirman and a few others for their efforts to finally get it done — and by the way, Ben is on the Hall of Fame Committee, so he is ineligible for induction, but should get consideration “now.” Well, Punk for many years held court at the Dutch Inn, sharing his wealth of stories about his love of life, sports. The story in sports will cover Punk’s many accomplishments on the football, basketball and baseball sectors of his life. Playing softball until he was 65 years old, should tell you something, as well as earning 14 varsity letters at Laurel High School. A valued member of the fire depart-

ment, Punk’s life was full of activity. Congratulations Punk, from your former paper boy. You really are a Hall of Famer.

Now just briefly I want to tell you about the sad events at Laurel School last Friday as well as several other area schools. At North Laurel it appeared pretty quiet as children were dismissed as they probably did not understand the threat of packages found or believed to be found at the schools. At the middle school it was a different story as youngsters were crying, parents running to get their children and traffic snarled in the back of the school. The high school also seemed fairly quiet at this, as these youngsters were more equipped to handle it, or so it seemed. Tell me, what can we do to change things? Well that’s enough of that and I don’t want to end on this note, so — On my desk Friday was a nice softbound baseball book from two “friends” from Seaford, who pooled their money together to get me this book from the Goodwill store. Al Temple and Frank Caudill are among the nicest people you will meet. However, I was a little taken back when they asked me for a tax receipt for the 50cent book they bought me. Dick Whaley wouldn’t even do that, I think. Enjoy the moment, folks. There are plenty of fun people out there!



Church Bulletins St. Luke’s holds Bible study

Janet Hubbard of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will be coordinating a Bible study of the book of Esther. The group will meet in St. Luke’s Parish House. Additional information can be obtained by calling Janet at 628-0417.

Soup supper, Lenten study

The Rev. Dr. Howard Backus, rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Laurel, is the leader of a Lenten Journey Day-ByDay, held each Wednesday during the special season until Easter. Study begins at 7 p.m. with a soup and bread meal at 6 p.m. The church is located at 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel.

Homemade Easter eggs

Homemade Easter Eggs from Christ Lutheran Church, finest ever and still the best on the shore. $3.50 each. Selection is: peanut butter, coconut cream and butter cream. To order call 629-9751 or 6299755.

Pre-Men’s Day Joy Night

Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville presents Pre-Men’s Day Joy Night on Saturday, March 28 at 6 p.m. All men’s choirs, soloists and praise dance ministry teams are invited. For details contact Butch Lee at 302-337-8198 or George L. Batson at 410-754-6987. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

During Lent, Thursday evening service at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Seaford,

will include Holy Eucharist and Stations of the Cross. The service begins at 6 p.m. and newcomers are welcome.

Mt. Olivet UMC attic sale

There will be an Attic Sale at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 315 High St., Seaford, in its Fellowship Hall, on Saturday, March 28, from 7 to 11 a.m., rain or shine.

Benefit spaghetti dinner

The Wesley and Woodland United Methodist Churches are holding a benefit spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 28 at Woodland Church. Dinner (eat-in or carryout) will be served at 5 p.m. followed by a baked goods auction and gospel music entertainment. Cost is $10 for adult, and $5 for children 8-years and under. All money from ticket sales and auction will go to cancer patient, Linda Bunting. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry. For additional information and tickets call 629-4749 or 629-7136. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Easter Sunrise Service

The Easter Sunrise Service at Janosik Park in Laurel is scheduled for Sunday April 12, at 6 a.m. This is sponsored by the Laurel Ministerial Association. Everyone is invited.

Good Friday events planned

The Laurel Ministerial Association (LMA) is sponsoring Good Friday events for the Laurel community on Friday, April 10. The first event is a Cross Walk

that starts at Centenary United Methodist Church at noon and follows a path through the downtown area where participants will stop at different locations and pray. The next event is a community Good Friday Service at Christ United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. This is an ecumenical service and will have participation from different denominations. For details call the Rev. Julie Lewis at 875-4741.

17 at 3:30 p.m. Guest preacher is the Rev. Randolph Fitchett from Coppins AME and Ross AME Churches on the Preston Circuit Charge, Ridgely, Md. A fellowship meal will be served before the service at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, contact Mary Jones at 302-337-7335 or George L. Batson at 410-754-6987. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr.

Delmar Kiwanis Club

Easter Sunrise Service, Easter Sunday, April 12, 7 a.m., at All Saints Episcopal Church, (corner of State and 10th streets.) Kiwanis Community Prayer Breakfast, May 9, 9 a.m., at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, (Camelot Hall).

Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville presents their Spring Revival on May 12-14, 7 p.m. nightly. Guest preacher is Elder Tyrone Thomas, pastor, Charity Community Church of God, Baltimore, Md. All are invited. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr.

Joint Men’s Day

Outreach golf tournament

Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville presents Joint Men’s Day on Sunday, April 19 at 4 p.m. The theme is “Prophesy, Dream, Vision; Promises of the Spirit” and the theme scripture is Joel 2:28-29. Guest preacher is the Rev. Dr. Michael T. Scott Sr., along with his choir and congregation from Jerusalem Baptist Church in Temperanceville, Va. There will be a fellowship meal served before the service at 3 p.m. For details contact Butch Lee at 302337-8198 or George L. Batson at 410-7546987. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr.

Joint Trustee Day

Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville presents Joint Trustee Day on Sunday, May

Spring Revival

Centenary United Methodist Church’s Higher Ground Youth Ministry is hosting a golf tournament at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16 at Seaford Golf & Country Club. The tournament will raise funds for Higher Ground’s missions trip and outreach programs. Registration is $85 per golfer or $330 for a foursome. Spots are also available for sponsors. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 30. For more information or to register, contact Blair Hall at 302-875-8106 or visit

Arabic ministry in Seaford

A weekly Sunday meeting for Arabicspeaking Christians will be held at Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford

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

Sunday Family Worship 10:00 a.m. 94 Walnut Street, Laurel, DE (across from GameZone) 302-875-7873

A church you can relate to

St. John’s United Methodist Church

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


SUNDAY WORSHIP 8:30 & 11:15 am Traditional 9:45 Sunday School 10:00 am Hearts Afire (Contemporary) Come as you are… and be transformed in the love of Christ!

Centenary United Methodist Church

“Where Caring is Sharing” “NEW SONG!” - Contemporary Celebration, 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, Classes for ALL ages, 9:45 a.m. Traditional Family Worship, 11:00 a.m.

Rev. K. Wayne Grier, Pastor, 875-3983 200 W. Market St., Laurel, Del.

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


510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE Rev. Donna Hinkle, Pastor Church: 875-4233 Sunday Services: 8:30 am Praise 9:30 am Sunday School,10:45 am Worship


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

(302) 875-3644

The Rev. Dr. Howard G. Backus, Rector Holy Eucharist with Healing Sunday ~ 8:30 & 10:30 am Church School ~ 9:30 am

Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching Youth Group Wednesday 7:00 pm

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

Christian Church of Seaford

Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298


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

Centrally located at 14511 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, DE 19956

Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. FasTrak Children’s Ministry - 10:30 a.m.; E318 Youth - 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Services - 7 p.m.

For info, call 875.7995 or visit

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 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

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

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

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

Wednesday: BibleS tudy 7P M

MORNING STAR • MARCH 26 - APRIL 1, 2009 beginning Sunday, May 3, at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Gorgui at 629-5600, ext. 14, or email

Delmar Wesleyan holds dinner

Delmar Wesleyan Church will hold an Emings barbeque chicken dinner on Friday, April 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. You may eat in or take out. Cost is $8.95. Tickets may be purchased by calling 410-8963600, Jay Hill at 875-3926, or Jim Littleton at 875-1153. Proceeds benefit church pew restoration.

Platform Service planned

All Walks of Life Outreach Ministries in Laurel will host a Youth & Young Adult Platform Service on Saturday, March 28 at 6 p.m. The event features dynamic preachers including the Williams Family of Milford. For more information, contact Elder TD Drummond at 302-5199761 or Minister RJ Jones at 302-5196582.

Living Easter at Conley’s UMC

Conley’s United Methodist Church in Angola will present its second annual Living Easter. The event will take place at the church located off Camp Arrowhead Road and will run for two nights, Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. If the Friday or Saturday presentation is rained out, there will be a rain date of Sunday, April 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free, and there will be ample free parking. Golf carts to help the handicapped will be available each night. All donations of cash and canned goods go to local charities. Conley’s Church will also have a choir concert on Thursday evening, April 9 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Their Good Friday worship service on April 10 will be from noon to 3 p.m. On April 12, the Easter Sunrise service will take place at the empty tomb in the Living Easter site at 6:30 a.m. Regular Easter Sunday services will be at the church at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 302-945-1881 or visit

Cash Family concert

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Old Stage Road in Laurel will host the popular Cash Family in concert on Sunday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Don Murray and friends will begin singing at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Don at 856-6107 or 875-7900.


SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

“Welcome Home!”

Wesley United Methodist Church

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


Clothing giveaway

A free clothing giveaway will be held at St. John’s Community Thrift Shop, 259 Conwell St., Seaford, on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. until noon. Though quantities may be limited, persons are encouraged to bring their own bags if possible.

Lenten services

The Greater Seaford Ministerium has been hosting noontime Lenten services. The services have been held at various churches on Wednesdays during Lent beginning at noon and followed by a light lunch of soup and sandwiches. The April 1 service will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, with Sarah Quick coordinating the luncheon. There will be a guest speaker. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato, rector of St. Luke’s, was guest speaker on March 11 at our Lady of Lourdes Church.

Church convention

On March 27 and 28, Christ Church, Christiana Hundred, will be the setting for the 224th Annual Episcopal Diocesan Convention. Delegates from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Seaford are Sarah Quick and Amy Larsen. Alternate delegates re Herb Quick and Joe Coladonato. Nominee for a five-year term on the Trial Court is Dawn Conaway of St. Luke’s. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato is rector of St. Luke’s.

Watch God Move Christian Center

Watch God Move Christian Center, Inc., at 21173 Coverdale Road, Bridgeville, is holding a Financial Literacy Workshop, on April 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 302-337-8278 or 745-1755 for seat availability. Cost is $50 per person, or $75 for couples, or bring a friend. A Licensed Financial Advocate will be speaking. The topics covered will be credit, debt restructuring, life insurance, wills & living trusts, mortgages, investments, and tax preparation.

The Easter Song

This year Laurel Wesleyan Church would like to invite you to The Easter Song, a heart-stirring dramatic musical on Friday, April 10, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 12, at 9 and 11 a.m. Admission is free and nursery care will be provided. Laurel Wesleyan is located at 30186 Seaford Road, ½ mile north of Laurel on Alt. 133. For more information contact us at 8755380, or


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.)

Thank You to the churches that sponsor these pages. Your contribution makes it possible for the “Good News” to be published each week.


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.

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

302- 875-4646

PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956

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

Children’s Church • Nursery


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



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

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

302-629-8434 • 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 Youth Minister: James Hollis Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”



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


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.


PICKLE MINISTRIES OUTREACH & CORNERSTONE NOTE MUSIC MINISTRY Corner of Bethel Rd. & Alt. 13 • 302-875-8150 Church School -All Ages - 9:15 a.m. Worship Service - 10:00 a.m. Rev. Rick Elzey Wings of Prayer - Tues. 7:00 p.m. Come Join Our Family

22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 - Sunday

Wednesday Evening

9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship, Nursery, Classes for Kids-Adults 7:00 p.m. Evening Service

6:45 Catalyst Youth (grades 7-12), DivorceCare 7:00 Prayer Meeting, Men’s Group, KidStuf 103 (K-6 Kids & their parents, 1 & 3rd Wed.)

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 • Pastor Harold Carmean & Congregation Sunday School 9 am Contemporary Church Service 10 am

Mount Olivet

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

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

Pastor: Rev. Jim Sipes • 302-629-4458 PROFESSIONAL NURSERY CARE PROVIDED

27225 Kaye Road Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814 Timothy P. Jones, Pastor Sunday Family Worship - 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Family Ministries - 7:00 p.m.

“Shining His Light”


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

Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins

Praise Worship 8:30 AM • Sunday School 9:30 AM • Traditional Worship 11 AM

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


St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

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

The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby-Coladonato, Rector

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)

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

Laurel Wesleyan Church Rt. 13A, Just North of Laurel

Sunday School - 9:30 Worship - 9:00 & 10:45 Sunday Evening Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m. - Youth Ministries & WKID, The Zone, Children’s Ministries

Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor: Rev. Rick Green; Youth: Kyle Horton Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey

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

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



Obituaries Helen Mae C. Bennett, 83

Helen Mae C. Bennett of Laurel, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. Mrs. Bennett was born in Laurel, a daughter of Rubert and Nettie Collins. She was a homemaker, an active member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, and a charter member of the Martha Rebecca Lodge where she held numerous positions. She will be remembered for enjoying time with her family, gardening, playing cards and bowling. Mrs. Bennett is survived by her husband of 52 years, Richard Bennett; her children, Herman “Dickie” Dickerson and his wife Janice of Laurel, Wayne Dickerson and wife Doris of Laurel, Nancy West and her husband Steve of Seaford, and Shelley Givens and husband Jeff of Laurel; grandchildren, Brian Dickerson, Chad Dickerson, Paula Dickerson Williams, Melissa West Bradley, Troy Dickerson, Katie West, James Dickerson, Scot Givens, Adam Dickerson and Corey Givens; and great-grandchildren, Brittany Mohr, Zaine Bradley and Brandon Williams. She is also survived by her siblings, Irene Outten of Harrington, George Collins of Laurel and Herbert Collins of Seaford. She was preceded in death by siblings

Harriett “Betty” Marine, Fannie Hastings and Ward Collins. The funeral service was held on Sunday, March 22 at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel. The Rev. Dale Evans officiated. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel. Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Bennett’s name to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church c/o Ellen Hearn, 36197 Susan Beach Road, Delmar, DE 19940; or to Coastal Hospice at the Lake, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.

Marguerite Mary Casey Massey, 78

Marguerite Mary Casey Massey died Monday, March 16, 2009, in Genesis Elder Care, Seaford. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., the daughter of the late Edna Trausneck and William Casey, she was a homemaker. She was a Navy veteran, having been an air traffic controller and an Admiral’s steward. She was a life member of American Legion Post 64, Salisbury, Md., and Women of the Moose, Lodge 1208, Salisbury. She was a generous donator to many charities. She is survived by her husband, Ralph F. Massey, and a son, Robert Scott Wells of Newnan, Ga. A graveside service was held Friday, March 20, in Galestown Cemetery, Gale-

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stown, Md. Contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Arrangements by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.

Arline Burtelle Murray, 87

Arline Burtelle Murray of Ocean View died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Born in Seaford, the daughter of Emma Cooper and Hugh W. Burtelle Sr., she was a field engineer for the former Bell Atlantic Company out of Newport. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, a member of Ocean View Presbyterian Church, and a graduate of Seaford High School, Class of 1939. She is survived by her husband, Pat Murray of Ocean View; a son, Ben Culver; and a daughter, Judy Hill, both of Seaford; three stepsons, Barry Murray of Middletown, Patrick Murray of Long Neck, and Reynolds Murray Jr. of Townsend; a stepdaughter, Diane Osburne of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. The funeral service and burial will be private. Arrangements were by WatsonYates Funeral Home, Seaford.

Virginia Tull, 71

Virginia “Gail” Tull of Seaford died Friday, March 20, 2009. Mrs. Tull retired from Covey Foods in Seaford where she was a bookkeeper. She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church. Mrs. Tull is survived by her husband of 52 years, Richard “Dick” Tull; two daughters, Coleen Kenton and her husband Alan of Preston, Md., and Susan Wooters and her husband Jerry of Seaford; and three grandchildren, Jennifer Kenton, Terry Wooters and Cassie Wooters. The funeral was held Tuesday, March 24, at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Seaford. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106; or the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720. Arrangements were by Cranston Funeral Home in Seaford.

Alma G. Vickers, 93

Alma G. Vickers of Laurel passed away at Wicomico Nursing Home in Salisbury, Md. on Monday, March 16, 2009. Mrs. Vickers was the daughter of Andrew and Gertrude Hudson Campbell. Her husband, Edgar L. Vickers, died in 1978. Born in Frankford, Mrs. Vickers was a homemaker who was known for her lemon meringue pies. She was very thoughtful in sendVickers ing birthday cards and never missed the opportunity to share them with family and friends. She also dedicated her life to taking care of “Sonny.” In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her twin brother, Andrew Campbell; a son-in-law, Ronald L. McDowell; and a grandson, Ryan McDowell. She is survived by two sons, Franklin “Sonny” Smack of Dover and Leland Vickers of Brentwood, Kan.; one daughter, Dorothea E. McDowell of Laurel; a sister, Lettie Quillen, of Dagsboro; three grandchildren, Rhonda McDowell, Geoffrey Vickers and Jonathan Vickers; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held on Friday, March 20 at Laurel Church of Christ. Mr. Wayne Mathis and Mr. Ian Drucker officiated the service. Interment followed at Millville Cemetery in Millville. Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home of Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.

David N. Wilkins, 59

David N. Wilkins of Salisbury, Md., went to be with his loving Savior on Saturday, March 21, 2009. David was born January 17, 1950 to Carl E. and Betty Lou Wilkins of Delmar. He and his three brothers, Edward, Steven

In Loving Memory of

John J. Hastings 3/9/1948 - 3/20/2007

Our Beloved Johnny - Forever Loved Our Lives - Forever Changed Our shattered hearts, held together only by God’s Love and the promise that we will all be together again in Heaven some day. Your Family That Misses You So Much

MORNING STAR • MARCH 26 - APRIL 1, 2009 and Michael, were raised on their parents’ farm in the Melson’s Community where they attended Melson’s United Methodist Church. David began working for Conrail as an engineer, but later in life went back to school, studying nights to obtain a civil engineering degree. Although he had several jobs prior, including working for the City of SalisWilkins bury Department of Public Works, he was most recently, and most happily, employed with American Paving, where he was able to work closely with his brother, Michael. David was a Deacon and part of the Oak Ridge Baptist Church Family where he worshipped regularly and was an integral, and beloved member of the church. He was also a member of the Ruritans, where he was able to further give of himself and his time, reaching out to the community where he loved and worshipped. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Karen Wilkins; his daughter, Melanie Culver and her husband, Ronald of Salisbury; his son, David Andrew Wilkins and his wife, Lisa of Hebron; step-children, Sue Davis and her husband, Larry of Hebron, Chris Webster and his wife, Julie of Salisbury, Jonathan Webster and his wife, Christine of Erie, PA, Jennifer Phillips and her husband, Rob of

Delmar and Maria Flick and her husband, Noah of Fredericksburg, VA; brothers, Edward Wilkins of Buxton and his wife, Cindi of North Carolina, Steven Wilkins and his wife, Deborah of Delmar and Michael Wilkins and his wife, Joanne of Laurel; grandchildren, Weston Brown, Jackson Wilkins, Sadie Wilkins, Britney Davis, Seth Davis, Avery Webster, Reese Webster, Major Webster, Trent Webster, Baylie Phillips, Rylie Flick and Hailey Flick. A celebration of life will be held Friday, March 27, at 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Baptist Church. Friends may call Thursday, March 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Holloway Funeral Home. Pastor Brian Moss will officiate. Private interment will be held at a later time at Melson’s United Methodist Church Cemetery in Delmar. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in loving memory of Dave Wilkins to Hope and Life Outreach, 321 Tilghman Rd. Suite 206, Salisbury Md 21804. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, Salisbury. To send condolences to the family visit hollowayfh. com.

Luther Whitt, 78

Luther Whitt of Seaford went to be with his Lord on Thursday, March 19, 2009, at Lifecare at Lofland Park. Mr. Whitt was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the V.F.W., the Masons and a 41-year member of the American Legion.

He was a retiree of the Mass Transit Administration of Maryland in Baltimore. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Zeb and Jane Whitt; his former wife, Edna Whitt; an adopted daughter, Sherry Gurley; a stepson, Melvin Evans; and three brothers and two sisters, all of Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Ermadine Metzner Whitt; a daughter, Jane Teves and husband Wade of Laurel; Whitt two sons, Roy Todd Whitt of Baltimore, Md. and Steve Whitt of Hampton, Va.; a stepson, Ed Metzner of Havertown, Pa.; four grandchildren, Jaime Teves, Brian Teves (U.S. Navy), Kevin Teves and Shawn Whitt; three stepgrandchildren, Jeff, Mike, and Steve Metzner; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, March 24, at St. Johnstown Methodist Church in Greenwood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Johnstown Methodist Church, 14569 Sussex Highway, Bridgeville, DE 19933. The family would like to thank the staff of Lifecare at Lofland Park for all they have done.

h ANSWERS from

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Pastor Gerald Cliver

Q: A:

Why would God create Hell if He knew that not all of the humans would follow Him and be Good?

Right now, Good and Evil co-exists and has for eternity. Because we are the object of God's love, He has warned us of this war for our souls. God has told us that He is Good and told us that Satan is Evil. God has also warned us that on a certain day, known as Judgment Day, He will separate Good from Evil forevermore. God has given us the privilege and responsibility to choose with our lives and actions who we are; Good or Evil. We have our entire lives, whether long or short, to determine who we are and, because it is easier to be Evil than Good, God has made sure that a magnificent sacrifice that fulfilled the justice needed was given in order for us to be able to come back to God, once we defile what we are designed to be, which is Good. Whether we accept this way back to God or refuse it, God will honor your choice for all eternity when He separates Good to Heaven and Evil to Hell.

Lloyd Jewell, 73

Lloyd “Buddy” Jewell of Seaford, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at his home.

In Memory

Virginia L. Downes May 28, 1947 - March 9, 2009

To a wonderful wife and mother who was a hard worker. She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with them. She loved to cook and was very good at it. She loved to travel with her family and also like to shop, especially for antiques & collectibles. Virginia worked as a seamstress and made clothes for her children and could make anything. She loved taking care of people, especially her family. She will be greatly missed and always loved. Loving husband, Tommy Loving children, Dawn & Teddy Loving grandchildren, Thomas & Kayla

PAGE 23 Mr. Jewell was born in Georgetown, a son of William Henry Jewell and Ola Luvenia Joseph Jewell. He retired as a mechanic for Cannon Motors and as a foreman for Penco Corporation in Seaford. He served his country in the United States National Guard and was a member of the Seaford American Legion. Mr. Jewell enjoyed fishing and deer hunting. He will be remembered for his love of gardening and having a beautifully manicured lawn. He is survived by his sons, Steve Jewell and wife Lenice of Laurel, and Bret Jewell of South Carolina; his daughters, Deborah Whaley and husband Kevin of Laurel, Mary Bailey and husband Jeff of Federalsburg, Md., and Teresa Porter and husband Steve of Seaford; a sister, Doris Abbott of Pennsylvania; his grandchildren, Chad Jewell, April Jewell, Michael Bailey, Matt and wife Kayla Bailey, Jennifer Jewell, Chassidy Jewell, Zachary Whaley and Joshua Porter; and his great-grandsons, Colby Barker and Ryan Jewell. He was preceded in death by sons Bart and William Jewell and by siblings Ray, Joe and Dallas Jewell and Mary Records. The funeral service was held at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel on Wednesday, March 25. The Rev. Roland Tice officiated. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.delmarvaobits. com.

In Loving Memory of My Husband

Ray Lloyd Jr. March 29, 2007

Two long years have passed and it seems like forever. I miss you more every day.

I know you’re in a wonderful place and in no more pain. You gave me so much of your life and all your love. You taught me how to live and love my life to the fullest. Thinking of you still lights up my life. We shared a life that was so very special, we only needed each other. You were all I had to live for. Just to know you’re waiting for me helps me thru my long days and nights. “I live for the day we will be together again” “Love Ya, Hon” Your Wife, Maggie

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Health What to consider when selecting a pediatrician

By Anthony Policastro, M.D Most patients will look very carefully for a new physician for themselves. They will ask others what they think. They will look at how convenient the office is. They will see if the physician’s personality suits them. There are a number of factors involved. However, there often is less homework done when selecting a physician for a new baby. When I make rounds on newborns, it is very common to find parents who have not thought about who will be following their child. Since the initial well baby visit is at two weeks of age, there is not a lot of time for research after the delivery. In addition, there are many newborn issues that will require a visit to the new physician within a few days. These include weight gain issues, jaundice and feeding

problems. All of those require a visit to someone that you feel comfortable with. When I was in the Air Force, many people in the hospital asked me to follow their children. They usually asked me when they first found out that they were having a baby. That way, I could see the infant in the nursery. It allowed me to give advice from the very start. I used to have what we called a 7 month orientation. We would have about 50 women attend at the 7th month of pregnancy. Topics would include communication. They would include feeding. They would include circumcision. They would include car seat safety. They would include guilt about birth defects. All of these are things that can be covered even prior to delivery. Some physicians still like to meet with the parents before delivery.

The decision involves many choices. The first of those is related to whether to see a pediatrician or a family physician. Most infants are healthy. Care can be given by either a pediatrician or a family physician. A few infants may have major complications in the newborn period. The pediatrician might be more appropriate for those infants. The second decision is the location of the practice. Infants and young children have many visits to the doctor’s office. You probably do not want someone who is located at a distance. The third is related to after hours availability. Some practices are easier to reach after hours than others. You will ultimately have a need for after hours questions. You need to be comfortable with the method used by the practice. The fourth is related to how comfortable you feel with the phy-

sician and his or her partners. You will have to rely on someone other than the primary physician if he/she is out of town when your child gets sick. You need to have that same comfort level with all members of the practice. The fifth is related to how you want things explained. Some physicians are very directive in their advice. Some parents like that. Other physicians are more participative. Some other patients prefer that approach. The list goes on and on. However, the most important thing to remember is that you should take the decision seriously. You should carefully select the individual that you want to work with you to take care of your infant. Put as much work into the process as you do when you are choosing your own physician.

By Doug Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP

gins the task, praise her and describe how it makes you feel, “I like it when you pick up your toys.” Sometimes the problem is that your child doesn’t understand your directions. Try these steps as well: • Break it down. Give one command or direction at a time. Avoid chain directions like “Please get dressed, brush your teeth and come to the table for breakfast.” • Use clear action words. Be as simple in your directions as possible. A young child may not know what it means to “clean your room.” It’s better to say, “make your bed” and “clean up your toys.” • Give a choice she can’t refuse. If your child doesn’t begin to follow the direction within about ten seconds, calmly repeat the direction with a warning — a choice they cannot refuse. For instance, “Pick up your toys or go to time out,” or “Pick up your toys or you can’t play with them tomorrow.” Again, you must be able to follow through with the warning if directions are not followed. If the child does not follow the command, have them go to time out for a minute or two, then give the direction again. If you have to pick up the toys, put them away for the rest of the day. Do what you promised and follow through. It may be helpful to take a step back and figure out exactly when directions are not

being followed. Is it during the busy morning routine of getting to school and work on time? Is it after school when children may be tired and hungry? Assessing the situation first helps you create a plan on how to break things down and make your intentions clear. It may take several tries, but if you accept that this is a learning process, praise each direction as

it’s followed, and remain patient, it will reap huge dividends for you and your child.

Get your kids to listen to you by setting and sticking to firm limits Giving children directions effectively is a valuable skill. First and foremost, remember that kids are not mini-adults. They need to be spoken to differently, especially when it comes to giving directions. Parents and children are not equals. As the parent, you are in charge and kids look to you to lead. Many times when a child misbehaves or doesn’t follow directions, he is seeking out authority and looking to you to set limits. You should always respect your child and listen to his input; however, you, the parent, have the final say. Every time a child ignores your directions and gets away with it, she learns she doesn’t have to do it. So how can you prevent this from happening or break a current trend? Here are some tips to try. • Don’t give directions in the form of a question. If your child drops his coat on the floor, instead of asking “Would you please pick up your coat?” promptly and directly say “Please pick up your jacket.” • Make eye contact. You cannot give directions from another room and expect your child to follow them. Walk up to him, get close — 5 to 7 feet in front of him — make eye contact and say his name. • Reduce distractions. Turn off the television, radio, video game or other distractions. • Praise immediately. As soon as she be-

Dr. Moushumi Kundu will be leaving our practice at Internal Medicine of Bridgeville on April 24th. All patients are welcome to remain at Internal Medicine. We regret losing Dr. Kundu and wish her well in her future endeavors.


About the author

Doug Tynan is the chief preventive health psychologist at Nemours Health & Prevention Services, and is the former director of programs for children with behavior and learning problems and their families at the AI duPont Hospital for Children and the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

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Health Briefs CHEER plans healthy living expo

On Tuesday, April 21 the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown will host a free Healthy Living Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Healthy Living Expo, which is open to the public, has room for more vendors to set up a table at the expo. The fee is $75 or $50 if you offer a health screening. For registration or more information, call 302-854-9500.

Nanticoke offers cholesterol class

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s next cholesterol class is Tuesday, March 31 at 5 p.m. at the hospital. The class will focus on foods and eating habits that may help manage cholesterol levels and incorporate practical suggestions for overcoming the barriers to eating in a heart healthy way. Topics include risk factors, saturated, unsaturated fats, trans fats, portion sizes and other American Heart Association guidelines. Class fee is $20 and pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2455.

Diabetes education classes

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford will hold a four-session diabetes educational program beginning Wednesday, April 8 and continuing April 15, 22 and 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the hospital. Registration is required and the cost of the foursession program may be reimbursable by insurance. This four-session program includes weekly education sessions and individualized meal planning for diabetes selfmanagement. Family members/significant others are welcome to attend. For more information and to register, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Education Department at 6296611, ext. 2446.

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screening

Residents living in and around the Seaford community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. The Seaford VFW Post #4961 will host Life Line Screening on April 8. The site is located at 9767 Middleford Road in Seaford. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m. Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aor-

Jona Gorra, M.D. FACP

tic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women. Packages start at $139. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information call 1-877-237-1287 or visit lifelinescreening. com. Pre-registration is required.

Caregiver training available

The Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter sponsors The Family Caregiver Education Series four times a year in each of Delaware’s three counties. Delaware Hospice Center at 100 Patriots Way in Milford will host the training on Friday, April 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program includes a medical overview, legal and financial issues, challenging symptoms, daily care issues and information on getting the help you need. Training for family caregivers is free and lunch will be provided by Delaware Hospice. Pre-registration is required by Friday, April 17. For more information or to register, call Jamie Magee at 302-8549788. Have you thought about your future health care? The term “Advance Directive” may sound intimidating or irrelevant, but the reality is that every adult should have one. An Advance Directive enables individuals to make legally valid decisions regarding future medical treatment, in the event that they are unable to speak for themselves, and ensures that those wishes are carried out in the manner they have chosen. This document records your medical care preferences for your physician, loved ones and clergy, and relieves the decision-making burden from your family members. Delaware Hospice is participating in a national effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making— an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16, 2009 as National Healthcare Decisions Day. Representatives from Delaware Hospice will be available throughout April to speak to your organization about Advance Directives.

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Nurses’ assistant program

Become a member of the rapidly expanding health care field by taking the evening nurses’ assistant course, offered through Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Instruction will be given at LifeCare at Lofland Park in Seaford and Delaware Tech in Georgetown from April 27 to June 25; classes will meet on Monday through Thursday from 5 to 10:30 p.m. This 150hour course teaches students to safely perform basic nursing skills under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Graduates will be prepared to take the Nurse Aid Competency Exam for certification. All nurses’ assistants must take this exam to be certified to work in Delaware.

Funding through the Department of Labor and limited scholarships are available for this course. For complete information, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.

Buffet benefits LifeCare

LifeCare at Lofland Park will host a buffet dinner at the Georgia House Restaurant in Laurel on Monday, March 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. Carryout is available. Adults are $16.99 each, ages 4 to 12 cost $8.99, and ages 3 and under eat free with a paying adult. All money raised will be used for entertainment costs for residents at LifeCare at Lofland Park. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact LifeCare at Lofland Park at 628-3000, ext. 8300 or via email at

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graphed by Michelle BennettBuglio, Miss New Castle County 2005. The nineteen contestants, hailing from towns throughout the state, are between the ages of 13 and 17 and will compete in the areas of Private Interview, Talent Presentation, Evening Gown, On-Stage Question, and Physical Fitness. Tickets are available now and are reserved seating only. Tickets are $30, $25 and $20 and may be purchased in advance by contacting Laurie VanSciver at 302841-3853 or LVanSciver2005@ Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. for ticket sales; theater doors will open at 2 p.m.

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Former Miss Delaware works as choreographer for PPP DE State Fairgrounds Aimee Voshell-String of Seaford is the choreographer for the Possum Point Players production of Guys and Dolls which opens on Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m. and runs through Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m. String was Miss Delaware in 1996 and has stayed with the Miss Delaware organization since then. She is on the board and has served as choreographer. “I have choreographed quite a few Miss Delaware pageants, but this is only my second musical,” says String. String’s 22-month-old daughter Brynn can be found at many rehearsals. According to String, cast members have even taken over occasional babysitting duties

as she leads her dancers through their paces. String also gets a lot of help from her husband, Dan, an environmental engineer with Greenstone Engineering in Georgetown, and a member of the cast of Guys and Dolls. “It is nice that we are both at rehearsals and can “trade” her back and forth,” she adds. Possum Point Players is accepting reservations for all six performances. Performances are at 8 p.m. on April 17, 18, 24 & 25, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 19 and 26. Tickets are $18, or $17 for seniors and students. For more information, call the Possum Ticketline at 302-8564560.

Director Kenney Workman of Milford is in charge of Possum’s musical production for this season, “Guys and Dolls.” Working with him is Melanie Bradley of Lewes who is the rehearsal pianist, choral director, musical director and orchestra director. All the singing and performing under Bradley’s direction, and the dancing designed by Aimee Voshell String of Seaford, happens in a fanciful version of New York City. The “Guys” are the gamblers of Times Square – particularly high-rolling Sky Masterson and ringleader Nathan Detroit who runs “the oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York.” The two main “Dolls” are Sarah Brown, missionary to Times Square, countered by the nightclub performer Adelaide and all of the girls in her show. Performances are at 8 p.m. on April 17, 18, 24 and 25, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 19 and 26. Tickets are $18 or $17 for seniors and students. For tickets and more information, call the Possum Ticketline at 302-856-4560.

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Nineteen young ladies will vie for the title of Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen 2009 on Sunday, March 29 at 3 p.m. in the Centre for the Performing Arts at Sussex Central High School, Georgetown. Amanda Debus, Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen 2008, will have the honor of crowning the winner. The Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen is the sister pageant to the Miss Delaware Scholarship Pageant, and are affiliates of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen and Miss America Organizations respectively. The winner will represent Delaware at the 2010 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant, August 2009 in Orlando, Fla. The pageant theme is “Rhythm Reigns” featuring the music of Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and the Jackson Five. Special guests include Galen Giaccone, Miss Delaware 2008, who was a Top 15 Finalist and Preliminary Talent Award Winner at the recent Miss America 2009 Pageant; Aimee Voshell String, Miss Delaware 1996 and Pageant emcee; Carly Economos, Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen 2005; Chelsea Betts, Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen 2006; Michelle Bennett-Buglio, Miss New Castle County 2005; and The Hockessin Dance Team. The pageant is produced and directed by Alison White, Miss Delaware 1997, and choreo-

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Spring has sprung, the grass has riz — and it’s time for asparagus! Thank goodness spring is fioretta norr nally here! Winter had a hard time letting us out of its clutches but everything outside is definitely greener, lighter and sweeter — a sure sign that spring is winning the Spring Greens with Orangewrestling match. Fennel Vinaigrette Spring ingredients match the The crispy freshness of this salad season to a tee. From tender is a match for the season. Makes greens to herbs and vegetables, 8 servings the seasonal food available to us right now is proof that sweeter days lie ahead. 1/4 cup fresh blood orange juice or fresh orange juice Roasted Asparagus with Goat 2 tablespoons minced shallots Cheese and Bacon Nothing says “spring” more than 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 2 teaspoons (packed) grated asparagus. Makes 6 servings orange peel 1 teaspoon honey 6 bacon slices 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 pounds medium asparagus, 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh tough ends trimmed fennel bulb 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons 2 tablespoons chopped fennel olive oil fronds 1 3 and 1/2- to 4-ounce log soft 3 blood oranges or seedless fresh goat cheese, crumbled oranges 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 12 cups torn assorted salad 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel greens (such as arugula, watercress, mâche, and endive) or Cook bacon in heavy large 1 and 1/2 five-ounce bags skillet over medium heat until mixed baby greens brown and crisp. Transfer to pa1 cup chopped green onions per towels and drain. Crumble 2/3 cup walnuts, toasted bacon; set aside. Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 500 degrees Whisk orange juice, shallots, F. Arrange asparagus on large thyme, orange peel, and honey in rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle medium bowl to blend. Graduwith 2 tablespoons oil and turn ally whisk in oil, then fennel and asparagus to coat well. Sprinkle fennel fronds. Season dressing to generously with salt and pepper. Roast asparagus until crisp-tender taste with salt and pepper. Can be made one day ahead. when pierced with knife, about 7 Cover and chill. Rewhisk before minutes. using. Arrange asparagus in a single Cut peel and white pith from layer on platter. Sprinkle with oranges. Working over bowl, cut goat cheese, then bacon. between membranes to release Drizzle with lemon juice and orange segments from pith. remaining 2 teaspoons oil. SprinCombine assorted greens, kle grated lemon peel over. Can be prepared 1 hour ahead. green onions, and toasted walnuts in large bowl. Drain orange segCover with plastic wrap. Let ments and add to salad. stand at room temperature. Toss salad with enough dressBon Appétit, April 2001



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Courses will teach food safety The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension will hold ServSafe and Dine Safe training sessions. Dr. Anne Camasso, family and consumer science educator for Sussex Cooperative Extension, teaches the ServSafe and Dine Safe classes at the Elbert N. & Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown. The ServSafe program is the premiere food safety certification offered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). It will be taught Wednesday, April 8, 5 to 9 p.m. The course fee of $145

covers the training, textbook, lunch and certification examination from the NRAEF. A reduced course fee of $125 is available for three or more registrants from one establishment. The Delaware Cooperative Extension also offers Delaware Dine Safe - a three hour course on the basic principles of food safety and handling. The Dine Safe course is $25 and will be offered Monday, May 4, 1 to 4 p.m. Registration forms are available at For more information, call 302-8562585, ext. 544.

ing to coat evenly. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve. Bon Appétit, April 2006 Thai Cucumber Salad with Roasted Peanuts Cool, fresh mint takes this Asianinspired salad over the top. Makes 6 servings

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3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped lightly salted roasted peanuts Whisk first five ingredients in medium bowl. Place cucumbers, onion, and mint in large bowl. Add dressing and toss to coat. Season salad to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with peanuts and serve. Bon Appétit, August 2001

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LEGALS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BROAD CREEK HUNDRED Subd. #2007-30 Notice is hereby given that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, APRIL 30, 2009, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of TIMOTHY RAMEY to consider the Subdivision of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, by dividing 33.72 acres into 29 lots, located south of Road 472, 1,600 feet east of Road 62. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this application may be examined by interested parties in the County Planning and Zoning Office, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 3/26/1tc NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BROAD CREEK HUNDRED Subd. #2007-31 Notice is hereby given that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, APRIL 30, 2009, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Building, George town, Dela ware, on the application of SUSSEX VENTURES, INC. to consider the Subdivision of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, by dividing 28 acres into 28 lots, (Cluster Development), located north of Road 485A, and east of U.S. Route 13.

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On Saturday, 04/18/09 at 11:00 a.m., Peninsula Mini Storage, located at 40 S. Market St., Blades/Seaford, DE will hold a public auction pursuant to the State of Delaware Self-Storage Facility Act Title 25 Chapter 49. The following storage units will be sold or disposed of for Non-Payment of storage rent. Tenant’s name and last known address are listed below. Candy Deshields, Laurel, DE, Unit 159/160 & Unit 203. Barbara Kilgoe, Unit 336, Seaford, DE. Call 629-5743 for details. Frank Passwaters, Storage Manager. 03/19/2tc


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All interested parties are welcome to attend the hearing and make oral comments or submit written comments in advance of the hearing to be placed on the record. Issued this 9th day of March, 2009, pursuant to the rules heretofore adopted by the Board of Adjustment of the Town of Blades. BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT TOWN OF BLADES BY: Vikki Prettyman Town Administrator 3/12/3tc


Estate of William H. Ash, Jr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of William H. Ash, Jr. who departed this life on the 21st day of February, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Brenda Adams on the 12th day of March, A.D. 2009, 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 21st day of October, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Brenda Adams 4 Quail Ridge Road



Notice is hereby given to all qualified voters of the Town of Blades, Delaware that the Annual Municipal Election will be held in said Town on Monday, April 6th, 2009 from 2pm to 6pm at Hardin Hall, West Fourth Street, Blades, Delaware.

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Estate of Margaret J. Carmean, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Margaret J. Carmean who departed this life on the 26th day of February, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Todd J. Carmean on the 12th day of March, A.D. 2009, 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 26th day of October, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Todd J. Carmean 28616 Seaford Road Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/26/3tc


Estate of Ruthie Arizona Allen, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Ruthie Arizona Allen who departed this life on the 26th day of February, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Darrell L. Morgan on the 17th day of March, A.D. 2009, 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 26th day of October, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Darrell L. Morgan 6026 Old Sharptown Road Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/26/3tc


Estate of Vernon K. Carter, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Vernon K. Carter who departed this life on the 25th day of February, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Diane E. Neal on the 9th day of March, A.D. 2009,

Ladies are shown holding teddy bears in support of the Red Hats and Friends Teddy Bear Birthday Party in Lewes on April 25.

Red Hats plan special fundraiser On Thursday, Feb. 26, 18 ladies gathered at the home of Maxine McWhorter Ungerbuehler to celebrate the renewal of the Majestic Matron Chapter of Red Hats, Sussex. The group will hold the Red Hats and Friends Teddy Bear Birthday Party to support Bear Hugs for Babies at the Virden Center, UD College of Marine Sciences, New Road, Lewes, on Saturday, April 25 at noon. The event features a buffet of Eastern Shore oven fried chicken, plum glazed salmon, salad, starch, green vegetable, beverage, rolls and butter, relishes and selections from the Virden Center’s dessert table. There will be a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, surprise entertainment and door prizes.

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 25th day of October, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Diane E. Neal Seaford Meadows, Apt. 88 Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/19/3tc


Estate of Emma LeCates Bennett, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Emma LeCates Bennett who departed this life on the 30th day of December, A.D. 2008 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Robert G. Bennett, Daniel B. LeCates on the 5th day

Greg Fuller, noted singer and Register of Wills, Sussex, will entertain. Each guest is asked to bring her favorite teddy bear. Tables will be judged by Kody O’Bear, mascot for Bear Hugs for Babies, Sussex, with prizes for each winning bear. Proceeds will be gifted to Bear Hugs for Babies, an organization which gifts baskets of newborn/infant items to families who welcome in their homes, babies who have been abandoned or drug addicted at birth. For one year, 2007 to 2008, more than 300 of these babies were born in Sussex County. Reservations are $25 per person and can be sent by check to Madeon Merkler, 3 Cranberry Court, Georgetown, DE 19947.

of March, A.D. 2009, 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 30th day of August, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Robert G. Bennett 28511 Seaford Road Laurel, DE 19956 Daniel B. LeCates P.O. Bo 233 Bethel, DE 19931 Attorney: Eric C. Howard Wilson, Halbrook & Bayard, P.A. 107 W. Market Street Georgetown, DE 19947 Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/19/3tc


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man, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Naomi B. Workman who departed this life on the 14th day of February, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Joyce W. Wheatley, Deborah A. Kessel on the 27th day of February, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executrices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executrices on or before the 14th day of October, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executrices: Joyce W. Wheatley 22296 Shore Drive Seaford, DE 19973 Deborah A. Kessel 205 Arbutus Ave. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 3/12/3tc




Woodbridge sixth graders rank first in science and social studies By Cathy Shufelt

Students, parents and teachers in the Woodbridge School District have something new to be proud of. Weeks of hard work have resulted in sixth graders in the district being ranked first in the state in both science and social studies on the fall 2008 Delaware Student Testing Program. This means that Woodbridge has the highest percentage of any school in the state of sixth-grade students who meet or exceed the standards) in those two subjects. In science, 87.07 percent of students exceeded the average test score of 3, which is well above the 77.64 percent state-wide average. The percentage of students scoring a 3, 4, or 5 in social studies was at 79.45, compared to a state-wide average of 65.41 percent. “We are very proud of our students and their academic performance,” said

Dr. Kevin Carson, superintendent of the Woodbridge School District. “This is the culmination of excellent work done by all students and teachers in first through sixth grades, and we congratulate them on their hard work.” Students in fourth-grade science and social studies also tested well, with scores of 92.31 percent of the student meeting or exceeding the standard in science (state average 91.69 percent), and 70.63 percent in social studies (state average 69.73 percent). These high scores come despite Woodbridge having the second highest percentage of students on free or reduced meals in the state, second only behind Seaford. “Students believing in themselves carries across from science and social studies to reading and writing, and we are looking forward to seeing our students do well on those tests,” said Carson. Students took the reading and writing portions of the state tests last week.

TORCH BEARERS - Two Laurel Middle School students, Bryce Bristow and Ashley Hastings, were the only two students from Delaware middle schools awarded both the Diplomat (30 points) and the Statesman (50 points) Torch Awards at the DE Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference this year in Dover. To earn these awards students had to earn points in seven different categories: leadership, service cooperation, knowledge, friendship, patriotism, and love-hope-faith. At the National Leadership Conference in Dallas in May, Laurel Middle School expects six students who have earned 70 points in each category to be presented the Ambassador Torch Award. Those students are Bryce Bristow, Caitlin Cook, Ashley Hastings, Michael Hitch, Ashley Jump, and Garrett Whaley.

Pharmacy tech class to start May 9 Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, is offering a pharmacy technician training program. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to increase 32 percent from 2006 to 2016. Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists package or mix prescriptions, maintain client records, refer clients to the pharmacist for counseling, assist with inventory control and purchasing, as well as payment collection and billing coordination. A free information session about this program will be held Saturday, March 28,

10 a.m. to noon. The 189-hour classroom course will meet on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., from May 9 to Dec. 12. A 120-hour externship is also necessary to complete the program. Graduates will receive a certificate of completion and be prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam to become a nationally certified pharmacy technician. Funding through the Department of Labor and limited scholarships are available for this course. For more information, call 854-6966.

WINNIE THE POOH - Members of the Seaford High School Drama Department prepares for their roles in the upcoming production of “Winnie The Pooh.” Back, from left: Alexandria Smith, Christopher Robin; Mary Cooper, Lollipop Rabbit; Daniella Hernadez, Tulip Skunk; Lizzy Perciful, Eyore; and Briana Shuman, Owl. Front: Danielle Leveree, Piglet; James Betts, Pooh; Jacki Torkelson, Marshmallow Rabbit; and Nancy Balderis, Roo. The play will be presented Monday, April 6, 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, 9 a.m., and Thursday, April 9, 9 a.m.

SCA students make the grade Seaford Christian Academy has released the honor roll for the second quarter for the 2008-2009 school year. A Honor Roll Kindergarten – Shawn Layton, Erin Bishop, Alden Partyka, Amber Tally; grade 1 – Sierra Scott, Olivia Santos; grade 2 – Emily Wallach; grade 3 – Cassidy Boyd, Megan Bradley, Mallery Galaska; grade 4 - Zachary Bee, Alyssa Swann, Katie Fields; grade 5 - Dylan Nepert, Marina Boyd; grade 6 – Derek Nepert; grade 7 – Kyle Dayton; grade 8 – Tori Hearn; grade 11 – Jalisa Jenkins; and grade 12 – Neil Ebling A/B Honor Roll Kindergarten – Mina Trice, Mykenzie Bradley, Brice Sallade, Margaret Cartwright, Abbie Rash, Daniel Allen, Logan Frye, Samuel Truitt, Kalli Williams, Vince Acevedo, Lyndsey Schmucker; grade 1 – Laney Hassett, Shelby Vansciever, Garrett Barnes, Delaney Quillen; grade 2 – Spencer White, Seth Talley, Sarah Layton, Caleb Ward, Thane Keim, Jacob

Smarte; grade 3 – Madeline Christopher, Kaitlyn Bishop, Austin Kapela, Zachary Dickenson, Tatum Frye, Michael Carannante, Makayla Rembold, Mitchell Christopher, Nicholas Bounds, Sydney Tyndall, Alexis Thomas, Brielynn Massey; grade 4 – Carter Harman, David Simpler, Zachary White, Nicholas Robinson, Kelley Allen, Brian Whiteley, Angel Rust; grade 5 – Megan Weinreich, Morganne Partyka, Trey Harrington, Branagh James; grade 6 – Gabrielle Glocker, Hailey Williams; grade 7 – Amber Russell, Caitlin Wands; grade 8 – Crystal Loudon, Madison Chaffinch, Colin Weinreich; grade 9 Jenna Bradley, Michelle Collins, Jamie Collins, Jamie Phillips; Colby Willey, Taylor Fooks, Katelyn Tilghman, Jordan Phillips; grade 10 – Jordan Phillips; grade 11 – Kelly Sweeney, Philip Wands, Lauran Hare, Alyssa Lauck, Bradley Williams; and grade 12 – Kathleen Harding, Sarahmae Kiser, Rebekah Cain, Katilyn Terry, Brooke Coppage, Herney Tovar and Amanda Brittingham.

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MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS - The junior and senior classes at Greenwood Mennonite School in Greenwood will perform “Meet Me In St. Louis” on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, at 7 p.m. In addition to general admission on Friday and Saturday, there will also be a dinner theatre available by reservation only for the Saturday performance at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 for students, $5 for adults and a family rate for $15. Cost of the dinner theatre is $18. For more information and tickets, call the school at 349-4131.

Seaford kindergarten registration by appointment Kindergarten registration for the 2009/2010 school year in the Seaford School District will be held March 31, April 1 and April 2. Incoming kindergarten students must

live in the Seaford School District zone and be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2009. Appointments must be made through Teresa Craft at 629-4587, ext. 500.

Registration for next year’s Woodbridge kindergartners is set for April 1 and 2 The Woodbridge School District will conduct kindergarten registration for the 2009–2010 school year Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2, 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Woodbridge Elementary School in Greenwood. A child is eligible for kindergarten if he or she is 5 years of age or older on or before Aug. 31, 2009. Registrants must have all of the following documents in order to enroll: child’s official birth certificate; child’s social security number; a copy of the child’s most current physical exam which includes lead testing date and PPD date and results or TB Risk Assessment; immunization record (including Hepatitis B vaccine & varicella); proof of residency in

the Woodbridge School District (lease agreement, mortgage document, property tax receipt, current month’s electric, phone or gas bill with the 911 address and name of the parent/guardian of the child being registered); and custody/ guardian papers (if applicable). The registration process takes 30 to 40 minutes. It is not necessary for the parent or guardian to bring the child to the registration. During registration, parents will schedule an appointment to bring the child to school in June to complete a few screening tests. If a child is not registered during the registration period the child may not attend school during the first week of school.

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Ivy Bonk, principal of Epworth Christian School, Laurel, has announced the honor roll for this year’s first quarter. A honor roll First grade: Abigail Agapito, Mia Berger, Michael Briggs, Kaylin Hatfield, Gabriel Hoffman, Christian Layton, Reagan Theis and Logan Tyler. Second grade: Alexa Allen, Holly Baker, Sophia Dykstra, Rabecca Hastings, Tyler Hitchens, Stephanie Hollis, Marissa Kerins, Sharoon Mall, Haley Owens, Caleb Reid and Taylor Wroten. Third grade: Olivia Berger, Liam Catron, Luke Kinnikin, Lily Klepac, Alexis LaFreniere, Caleb McFarlin and Jerrica Robertson. Fourth grade: Gabrielle Hastings, Jennie Parsons and Andrea Timmons. Fifth grade: Angela Baker, Emily Groton and Laurie Wroten. Sixth grade: Angela Agapito, Robert Hazel, Bailey Kinnikin and Mackenzie Kinnikin. Seventh grade: Adam Smack. Eighth grade: Jennifer Baker, Megan Gherke and Kelsey McMunn. A/B honor roll

First grade: Kody Lankford. Second grade: Kyle Briggs, Jeremiah Daudt, Julian Hudson, Cannon James and Connor Wingate. Third grade: Raelynn Ferencsik, Alyssa Layton, Noah Theis, Riley Todd and Taylor Tucker. Fourth grade: Malkha Almandoz, Brandon Bradshaw, Noah Hummel, Michal LaFreniere, Macey Mitchell, Moriah Reid, JC White and Jared Willey. Fifth grade: Madison Dickerson, Jenna Espenlaub, Logan Fluharty, Drew Hill, Alexis Holston, Sarah Klepac, Rimmon Mall, Joseph Phillips and Hunter Tyler. Sixth grade: Renee Adams, Jacob Calloway, Logan Downes, Matthew Dykstra, Cassie Gordon, Matthew Hollis, Nicholas Kary, Caroline Kerins and Keith Lankford. Seventh grade: Taylor Daudt, Lilia Dobos, LeighAnn Elzey, Lindsey Heck, Shai Mears, TJ Phillips, Katelyn Smith, Austin Tanner and Chanah Zrien. Eighth grade: Travis Anderson, Lauryl Berger, Matthew Dickerson, Madelyn Gilbert, Cassandra Kerins and Moshe Zrien.

Autumn F. Visconti of Laurel and Daniel H. Flagg of Seaford have been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2008 semester

at Virginia Tech. Visconti is a senior majoring in landscape architecture and Flagg is a freshman in general engineering.

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Five arrested after text messages threatening violence are sent Crime is committed after recent Wal-Mart text message hoax Delaware State Police have arrested four people in relation to the threatening text messages that generated significant police presence in the Seaford and Woodbridge school districts Friday, March 20. The text message, which was received at approximately 7 a.m. and spread through the student population, indicated that a student would be shot at either Seaford High School or Seaford Middle School on Friday between 8 a.m. and noon. One student notified his parents, who reported it to the police. State police and Seaford School District officials requested additional police presence at the schools as a precautionary measure while police investigated. Eight state and officers located at the two schools and district officials placed the schools on Level 1 lock down, which minimized the number of students and visitors entering or leaving the building. A text message was also received by a student in the Woodbridge School District, indicating that a similar event would occur at Woodbridge High School. District officials and state police placed three troopers at Woodbridge during the investigation. State police said that three individuals sent the text messages after they heard about a rumor that circulated through the area on Wednesday, March 17, that there would be a shooting in Wal-Mart. Police said that the text messages about school violence were intended to alarm people. Detectives linked the messages to a

cellular telephone owned by Charia S. West, 19, of Seaford. Police said that she and two relatives, who reside with her, hatched the plot and sent the original message shortly after midnight Friday. The two relatives, a niece and nephew of West’s, are a 14-year-old female and a 15-yearold male and are students in the SeaWest ford School District. West and her niece and nephew were taken into custody at Troop 5 in Bridgeville. Detectives identified a fourth person responsible for generating and disseminating the threatening text message throughout the Woodbridge School district. Police said that a 16-year-old Bridgeville teen received the original text message from West and her niece and nephew and altered the text so that it referred to Woodbridge instead of Seaford. She then allegedly sent it to individuals in the Woodbridge District. West has been charged with felony terroristic threatening and second degree conspiracy. The two juveniles related to West, who were involved with the Seaford incident, were charged with misdemeanor terroristic threatening and third degree conspiracy. The fourth juvenile was ar-

rested for misdemeanor terroristic threatening. All juveniles were released to their parents pending court proceedings in Family Court. West received a $5,000 secured bond and was committed to the Delores J. Baylor Woman’s Correctional Center in New Castle. The two female juveniles were taken into custody at their homes and the male juvenile was detained at school.

Bomb threats at other schools

On the same day that the text messages were sent, several Sussex County schools received bomb threats. At 8:15 that morning, Laurel Police learned of a bomb threat made toward the Laurel School District. An unknown caller advised that there were two suspicious packages at two of the district’s four schools. The Laurel Police Department, with the assistance of the school administration, quickly evacuated the schools. The schools were searched using explosive detection dogs from Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Ocean City Police Department, Dover Air Force Base and the Delaware State Police. All of the schools were searched and found to be safe. At 10:45 a.m., Delaware State Police received a bomb threat for Sussex Technical High School and they notified the school immediately. The school stopped state testing and evacuated everyone and sent them to the football field. The police did a thorough check of all buildings with bomb sniffing dogs. After finding nothing

on campus, the police cleared the scene at approximately 1:15 p.m. Students were sent back to class and the normal class schedule was resumed. Sussex Central High School also received verbal bomb threats and was evacuated as police dogs searched the school.

Copycat bomb threat

On Sunday, March 22, state police arrested a 13-year-old Seaford girl after she allegedly sent a text message stating, ‘On Monday the 23rd, Seaford High School and Middle School will receive a bomb! No lie!’ She attends the Seaford School District. The girl was charged with two counts of misdemeanor terroristic threatening. She was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to the Stevenson House in Milford in lieu of a $5,000 cash only bond. In addition, on March 22 at 1 p.m., Laurel Police received information in reference to a text message that was being sent to students about a possible shooting at a Laurel school on Monday. Officers tracked the message back a 14-year-old Laurel Middle School student. The student was arrested and charged with felony terroristic threatening and committed to Stevenson Home on $2,500 secured bail. Investigators discovered no evidence that a bomb was going to be placed in any of the schools.

Police Journal Police investigate home shooting

Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident in the 11000 block of Fourth Street in Walker’s Mill Mobile Home Park near Bridgeville. Troopers responded to a 911 call at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, after it was reported that two armed men forced entry into a home. Police said that the victim was inside the residence with a 32-year-old female and 13-year-old female juvenile, all of whom reside at the home, when two men, claiming to be police officers, began kicking the front door. The occupants fled into the rear of the

home. The male victim retrieved a handgun and returned to the front door area when the suspects gained entry. He saw that the suspects were armed with handguns and began to fire his weapon at the pair, police said. One suspect fled out the front door, firing numerous shots into the home in the direction of the victim, police said.. The other suspect fired his weapon at the victim several times, eventually grazing him in the stomach, police said, then fled the home on foot. The victim sustained a minor injury to his stomach, which required no medical treatment. The other occupants

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Traffic stop leads to drug charges

A man stopped for traffic violations in Seaford March 17 ended up being charged with drug violations. Police said that Terrell D. Newcomb, 31, of Hurlock, Md., had 33.5 grams of marijuana as well as $7,000 in suspected drug money. Police also seized his car, a 1998 Honda Accord. Newcomb was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle

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Woman charged with sexual assault

Delaware State Police have arrested Angela N. Groesbeck, 27, of Laurel, for several sexual assault charges in connection with three juvenile boys. The investigation began on March 12 when the mother of a 15-year-old boy complained to police that Groesbeck, a neighbor of the boy’s father who lived at a separate Groesbeck location in Laurel, was having a sexual relationship with her son. Groesbeck was arrested on March 13 and committed to the Delores J Baylor Woman’s Correctional Center in lieu of bail. Police said that Groesbeck also had sexual relations with two 14-year-old Laurel boys on several occasions between March 21, 2008 and Feb. 28, 2009. . Groesbeck was then charged with five counts of third degree rape and eight counts of second degree unlawful sexual contact. She remains incarcerated at the Correctional Center in lieu of a $40,000 secured bond.

Repairman had no license, police say

DNREC Environmental Protection Officers on patrol on March 9 observed a man working on a well on Bi-State Boulevard south of Laurel. Repairs may be done only by a licensed well contractor. Joseph J. Grimshaw, 59, of Harrington, was arrested March 16 and charged with knowingly performing work on a well without a license. Grimshaw was released on $1,000 unsecured bond pending a court date in Sussex County Superior Court. This offense carries a fine ranging from $2,500 to $25,000.


Five juveniles arrested in burglary

Delaware State Police arrested five Seaford juveniles on Sunday, March 22, following a burglary investigation. Police said that at approximately 8:16 a.m. on March 22, a homeowner reported to police that he observed three male juveniles running from his residence in the 7000 block of Hearns Pond Road east of Conrail Road, Seaford. The homeowner said that the juveniles had a rifle or long BB gun and that his two vehicles and residence were shot with holes. A state police helicopter and dog were summoned to conduct a search of the area for the suspects after the homeowner realized his home was burglarized. The police dog followed a track that led to a residence in the 22000 block of Conrail Road just west of the crime scene. A witness told police that three males ran into the residence carrying what appeared to be a rifle or long BB gun and they believed the subjects reside there. Troopers contacted several juveniles and quickly learned these were the subjects the victim and witness observed fleeing the crime scene and entering the home on Conrail Road. Police said that three juveniles committed the burglary and that they and two others had committed another burglary at the same location the day before on Saturday, March 21. Police said that stolen property, including two pool sticks, two BB guns and several swords, was located inside the residence. As a result of the investigation, the following charges were levied: • 11-year-old Seaford male, 15-year-old Seaford male and another 11-year-old Seaford male were charged with two counts of second degree burglary, second degree conspiracy, two counts of theft, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. • Also, two Seaford females were implicated in the burglary from Saturday, March 21. A 14- and 13-year-old were arrested for a single count of burglary, second degree conspiracy, theft, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. All teens were released to their parents pending court proceedings in Sussex County Family Court.

Two arrested for drugs

On March 19 at 10:32 p.m. a Seaford Police officer on patrol stopped a 1992 Chevy Suburban for a traffic violation in the area of Sussex Highway, Seaford. Police said that the operator, Donald J. Smack, 35, of Bridgeville, smelled of

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HOUSE FIRE - Seaford, Blades, Bridgeville, Laurel and Georgetown volunteer fire departments responded to a house fire on King Street in Seaford Sunday morning. The pumpers were drawing so much water from the city’s water system that Seaford chief directed a pumper to draft water from the Nanticoke River at the Seaford-Blades drawbridge, thus cutting off many of the local roads for the duration of the alarm. As of press time, the State Fire Marshals’ office is investigating the cause and origin of the fire.

lice stopped George Bridell, 25, of Sharptown, Md., on West Street for a traffic violation. Officers discovered that there was an active warrant out of Norfolk, Va., for Bridell for violation of probation on drug and weapons charges. Bridell was arrested without incident and charged with being a fugitive from another state. He was committed to SCI pending extradition.

marijuana. Police said that they observed a small amount of marijuana on the floorboard of the vehicle. Police said that Crystal L. Bolden, 38, of Seaford, had 10.1 grams of crack cocaine concealed on her person. About 10.1 grams of crack cocaine and approximately 3.3 grams of marijuana, $955 in suspected drug money and Smack’s 1992 Chevy Suburban were confiscated. Both Smack and Bolden were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #3. Smack was charged with trafficking crack cocaine, possession w/intent to deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substance, possession of cocaine, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and one traffic violation. He was committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $17,502 secured bond pending a preliminary hearing at a later date. Bolden was charged with possession of cocaine, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and consumption of marijuana. She was committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $2,000 secured bond pending preliminary hearing at a later date.

Driver arrested for DUI

On March 22 at 2:30 a.m., Laurel Police stopped a Jeep Cherokee on U.S. 9 for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle, Corbin Cornell, 31, of Hebron, Md., was arrested for driving under the influence. A search of the vehicle was conducted and officers located a small amount of marijuana, police said. Cornell was charged with possession of marijuana and released on criminal summons.

Man charged with fishing violation

Fish and Wildlife Enforcement agents arrested a Bridgeville man for a fishing violation on March 14. John L. Young, 40, of 11792 Evans Dr., Bridgeville, was arrested and charged with using a net within 100 yards of a spillway. Young pled guilty at Justice of the Peace Court No. 3 in Georgetown, and was fined $637 and released.

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Seaford High girls’ tennis team aims for another winning season By Mike McClure

The Seaford varsity girls’ tennis team enters the 2009 season looking to continue the program’s success under head coach Robert Hastings. The team has not had a losing season in the past nine years. The Blue Jays split the Henlopen South title with Milford last season. Seaford won the conference championship in 2000 and 2001 and has won the division championship the other years. “The girls have really done a nice job. They’ve had a lot of success,” said Hastings. The team has been practicing on Saturdays to help make up for three practice The Seaford High School baseball team beat Pencader in a preseason scrimmage 17-1 last Saturday in Seaford. Zack Reynolds is shown stealing seconds base easily in the early innings of the game. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Seaford High varsity baseball team looks to return to state tournament By Mike McClure

While their are some new faces for the Seaford varsity baseball team this season, including first year head coach and athletic director Artie Uhlich, the Blue Jays are looking to build on last season’s success. Last year Seaford, led by current professional player Derrik Gibson, went 10-3 in the conference and 13-7 overall before finishing the season at 15-8 (counting the state tournament games).

“It’s always tough in the beginning to get to know everybody,” Uhlich said of his first year as the team’s skipper. The Blue Jays’ returning players are: seniors Zach Reynolds (P/2B), Spencer Coulbourn (3B), and Jared Banning (OF) and juniors Joe Mitchell (P/SS), Ryan Shockley (2B/OF), and Aaron Robinson (1B). Uhlich expects his returning players to provide leadership this season. Most of Continued on page 43

For the third straight season Seaford’s Kelly Kimpton is the team’s first singles player. The Blue Jays have not had a losing season over the past nine years. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford senior Kim Graves is the team’s third singles player. Graves is one of several returning seniors for the Blue Jays. Photo by Mike McClure

days lost to snow days. The opening match against Milford was also moved from Tuesday to Wednesday. The team’s returning players include seniors Kelly Kimpton (first singles); Whitley Maddox (second singles); and Kim Graves (third singles). Emily Hubbard and Emily Nielson will be the team’s first doubles team. All of the Blue Jays’ returning players are seniors except for junior Jackie Continued on page 43 SEAFORD SOFTBALL- Shown (not in order) is the 2009 Seaford High School softball team: Shannon Wright, Katie Wesselhoff, Brittany Walters, Stephanie Cardillo, Megan Milligan, Haley Quillen, Becky Skipper, Jordin baker, Katie Hickey, Jordan Haman, Sydnee Pollaek, Amanda Hastings, Brittny Yost, Kaitlyn Hitch, Courtney Rementer, coaches Maureen Keller, Richard Bratz, and head coach Richard Dixon. Missing from photo are Courtney Torbert and Whitney Wright. See story on page 42. Photo by Lynn Schofer



Shown (l to r) is the Seaford Recreation winter basketball championship team for the 11-13 year old boys’ division: back- coach Tameka Ross, Curtis William, head coach Curtis Johnson, Tyrell Fulton, Coach Cheryl Harmon; front- Zane Ball, Darnell Savage Jr., Matt Rosas, and Drew Hill.

Sussex Tech varsity golf team shoots for winning season

Head coach- Frank Makray (five years coaching experience) Last season- 13-1 conference, 13-2 overall (five year record- 67-8) Returning players- Seniors Clayton Bunting, Michael Cunningham, Herb Quick, Richard Adkins, Trey Smith, and Matt Read; junior Dustin Miller; and sophomores Tim Gaskin (JV) and Mitch Bramble (JV) Newcomers- freshmen Trey Jewell and Ryan Fletcher Team strengths- team unity, nine returning team members Concerns- mental focus, playing The Peninsula championship style Jack Nicklaus course Key losses- Andrew Sellers and Kyle Messick Outlook for season- Top one or two in Henlopen Conference, top one or two in Henlopen Conference tournament, top five in state, two key players ranked in top five in state throughout season, two to three all-conference first team, two to three all-conference second team


Shown are the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club swim team’s eight and under girls: Paige Guzman, Paige Butler, Bayleigh Carlisle, Allison Wheatley, Kayla Booros, Allison Beard, Kathryn Donati, Rebecca Wheatley, Brittany Hall, Amy Venables, Claudia Carey, Hannah Simmons, Nicole Greenwood, Baylee Ketterman, Calista Waddell, Hannah Henderson and Olivia Alloway.

Delmarva Christian girls’ lacrosse looks forward to season

Head coach- John Sadler (one year coaching experience) Last season- 2-10 Returning players- senior Meghan Whittington; juniors Sarah Betts and Jessica Stratton; and sophomores Rebecca Bryan, Lexi Shaub, and Loriana Johnson Newcomers- Sophomores Aubrey Birowski, Stephanie Simpson, and Emily Mitchell; freshmen Abbey Mitchell, Sarah Bryan (GK), Haley Embleton, and Olivia Esposito Team strengths- Team work and strong leadership from returning players Concerns- half of team is playing for first time, shortened pre-season Outlook for season- Continuing to build skills in anticipation of coming year, some wins and many opportunities for individual accomplishments and improvement

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The Seaford baseball team congratulates Kyle Shockley following his game-winning double in Tuesday’s 5-4 win over Laurel. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Shockley’s game-winning double gives Seaford a 5-4 win By Lynn Schofer

The Seaford varsity baseball opened its season at home against Laurel on Tuesday. Seaford’s Kyle Shockley broke a 4-4 tie with a game-winning double in the bottom of the seventh. Laurel took the lead in the first inning on an RBI single by Jake Dubinski. Seaford tried to answer in the bottom of the first, but was stopped on a double play started by Laurel’s Brandon Hearne. In the second inning Seaford’s Spencer Coulbourne had one of several good plays when he completed an unassisted double play to end Laurel’s threat. The score remained 1-0 until the fourth inning when Joey Mitchell, Aaron Robinson, and Coulbourne all hit singles to load the bases. Mitchell scored on a wild pitch and Ryan Shockley served up one of his RBIs to put Seaford in the lead, 2-1. C.J. Martinez reached base on a fielding error and Danny Rayne was walked reloading the bases with one out. Jared Banning singled in another run which brought on a pitching change for Laurel. Tyler Webb took to the mound and the score went to 4-1 on a passed ball. Laurel fought back in the fifth inning with a lead off blooper to center field that fell in for a base hit. Two solid defensive plays by Coulbourne kept the runner at first. With two outs, Hearne hit a dribbler to the infield that was misplayed twice by Seaford defense. Laurel’s runner scored and the Bulldogs had two men on with two outs. Another run scored on a wild pitch and the inning ended 4-3. The game fell silent until the seventh inning. With two outs, Brandon Fischer and Dubinski both had singles. The tying run scored on a single by Laurel’s Josh Kosiorowski. Joey Mitchell, who pitched a complete game, struck out the last batter to end the inning. Mitchell gave up nine hits, five walks, three earned runs, and struck out six. Seaford went into the bottom of the seventh with the score knotted 4-4. Zack Reynolds started the Blue Jays off with a single to right field. Mitchell drew a walk and Aaron Robinson laid down a sacrifice bunt moving Reynolds and Mitchell up a base. Laurel gave Coulbourn the intentional walk and decided to pitch to Shockley. Shockley answered with a game winning double to center field. “Joey was great and even though they came back on us in the seventh, he pitched great today,” Seaford head coach Artie Uhlich said. “Everyone contributed today with hits and defense.”

Woodbridge High honors athletes with winter sports banquet

Woodbridge High School held its winter sports banquet last Thursday. The following student athletes were honored: Boys’ winter track- outstanding athlete- Dajaun Short, sportsmanship- Nick Laurelí girls’ track- outstanding athlete- Tiarrah Hinton, sportsmanship- Amanda Reed; wrestling- outstanding athlete- Patrick Davis, sportsmanship- Josh Shupe; girls’ basketballoutstanding athlete- Kera Sampson, sportsmanship- Jere’ Hutson; boys’ basketball- outstanding athlete- Andre Dickerson, sportsmanship- Jorge Young 100 percent attendance- winter track- Dashawn Collins, Nick Laurel, Korian Majette, Andrew Solomon, Amber Decarlo, Amanda Reed, Tiarrah Hinton; boys’ basketball- Jorge Young, Demond Anderson, Justin Benson-Reid, Greg Seay Four Year Award (four year letter earner)- Marc Nock, Jevontae Dale, Heather Solomon, Demashia Holmes Woodbridge Scholar Athlete Aware (A average)- Jere’ Hutson, Grace Reardon, Patrick Davis, Nick Laurel, Amber Decarlo DIAA Scholar Athlete Aware (90 percent or 3.5 GPA)- Jere’ Hutson, Grace Reardon, Ariah Holmes, Anyea Griffin, Eric Willey, Patrick Davis, Nick Laurel, Taylor Patterson, Keyon Massey, Amber DeCarlo

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Male Athlete of the WeekMatt Lank- Seaford High Seaford senior Matt Lank paced the golf team with a match best 42 in the Blue Jays’ 194-200 win over Laurel on Tuesday.

Female Athlete of the WeekGrace Reardon- Woodbridge

Woodbridge senior Grace Reardon had two hits including a double and a homer in her team’s narrow loss to Lake Forest on Tuesday.

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Golf- Sussex Tech 176, Dover 205 (Monday)- Michael Cunningham and Herb Quick each shot a 43 and were co-medalists for the Ravens. Baseball- Sussex Central 5, Sussex Tech 2- The Ravens scored two in the fifth after allowing two runs in the second and third innings and one in the fourth in the loss. Lake Forest 10, Woodbridge 7- The Spartans scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh to erase the Raiders’ 5-3 lead. Woodbridge scored two more runs in the final inning. Doug Coppock had three hits including a double and T.J. Jefferson added a pair of hits. Softball- Lake Forest 9, Woodbridge 8- The Raiders scored a run in the top of the seventh to break a 7-7 tie, but the Spartans answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning. Grace Reardon double and homered and Emily Williamson doubled in the loss. Laurel 14, Seaford 4- Courtney Torbert had two hits including a triple. Sussex Central 8, Sussex Tech 0- Jenna Allen doubled for the Ravens in the loss. Soccer- Sussex Central 4, Seaford 2- Maria DeMott and Jamie Swain each had goals and Anna Duryea had an assist for the Blue Jays. Girls’ lacrosse- Cape Henlopen 13, Sussex Tech 2- Maxine Fluharty had two goals for Sussex Tech. Boys’ tennis- Seaford 5, Milford 0- Tim Halter, Spencer Noel, and Arlie Wooters earned wins in singles play while Brian DeMott and Steve Neithardt and Ethan Lee and Philip DeMott had wins in doubles.

Greenwood Mennonite softball rallies to top Seaford Christian The Greenwood Mennonite School softball team scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to edge Seaford Christian Academy, 6-5, on Monday in Greenwood. SCA took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first on a two-run single by Jen Carr. GMS answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning. The Eagles added single runs in the second and third innings and took a 5-3 lead into the bottom of the seventh. Alexis Ward led off with a triple for GMS and scored on an error to draw GMS to within one run. Shania Byler singled and scored on a double off the third base bag by Hannah Rust, who advanced to third on the throw home. Taylor Hamilton hit a slow roller to third which drew no throw. Bryna Garey lofted a soft fly ball over a drawn in infield while Rust raced home with the winning run. Rust gave up four hits and notched 13 strikeouts in the win.



Seaford varsity softball team to take season one game at a time By Lynn Schofer

The Seaford High School varsity softball team is under new leadership for the 2009 season. Assistant coaches Maureen Keller and Richard Bratz join first year Head Coach Richard Dixon. ”Each one of us will work differently with the team,” Dixon said. “The team focuses on one practice, one game and always try to practice harder that the last one.” He said his team is balanced and has good depth off the bench. The Blue Jays lost graduating seniors Kelsey Riggleman, Amanda Swift, Jenna Adkins, and Danielle Haldeman. Returning players are Courtney Torbert, Haley Quillen, Shannon Wright, Katie Haley Quillen Hickey, Brittany Walters, Stephanie Cardillo, Jordan Haman, Jenna Scheers, and Katie Wesslehoff. New to the varsity squad are Katie Hitch, Megan Milligan, Becky Skipper, and Courtney Rementer. The coaches said if the team continues to work on communication they will

become very solid. Keller said pitcher Courtney Torbert is strong with all-conference potential. “She has good control and will mix it up.” Freshman Katie Hitch has a lot of ability and has been Katie Hitch working very hard, while Katie Hickey may become a starter. Coach Dixon said the defense is strong and Katie Hitch, Haley Quillen, and Katie Wesslehoff have hit the ball really well offensively. “We always work on hitting and team spirit. We do spirit drills and we are still undecided on who the team captains will be,” said Dixon. One thing all three coaches have great pride is the team’s academics. Coach Dixon said the coaching staff wants the girls to get excited about softball in Seaford. They want the eighth graders to choose Seaford High School to play softball. Their motto this year, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Seaford opened the season on Tuesday at home against rival Laurel (see page 41).

Laurel softball looks to be a contender in Henlopen South

Head coach- Margo Morris Years coaching- 23 Last season- 7-6 conference, 10-9 overall Returning players- Seniors Brittney Brittingham (2B) and Ashlee Brittingham (RF); juniors Stephanie Wheatley (P), Kelsey Oliphant (C), Mariah Dickerson (1B), Megan Colston (Utility), Brooke Evans (SS), Jenna Cahall (3B), Taylor Oliphant (1B), and Alexis Oliphant (CF); and sophomores Kelsey Willey (RF) and Keyonna Horsey (Utility) Newcomers- Juniors Brooke Fuller (Utility), Cassidy Elliott (Utility), and Tomorrow Briddell (Utility) and freshmen Breada Boyce (Utility) and Bree Venables (Utility) Team strengths- “This is a two year varsity team that has made the state tournament two consecutive years. All team members are returning with the exception of one.” Key losses- Kelsy Gordy Outlook for season- “Definitely a contender for the South and looking forward to being invited to the state tournament again.”

Delmar softball team looking forward to 2009 season

Head coach- Michelle Niblett Years coaching- two Returning players- Seniors Gabby Andrade, Lindsay Lloyd, Melanie Twilley, Meghan Gordy, and Shannon Wilson; junior Mallory Elliott; sophomore Lauren Massey; freshmen Carlee Budd, Danielle McWilliams, and Caroline Phillips Newcomers- Senior Deneen Trader and freshmen Bethany Wheatley and Tina Lehman Team strengths- Good attitudes, sound defensively, a good mix of age and youth Key losses- Alison Bloodsworth Outlook for season- “The girls are really excited and want to do well. They are working really hard.”

Shown are members of the Seaford varsity girls’ track team during a recent practice. Both track teams are looking forward to the ‘09 season. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Seaford boys’, girls’ track and field teams have high hopes for 2009 By Lynn Schofer

The Seaford High School track team has high hopes for the 2009 season. In his fourth year as head coach, Art Doakes said the boys’ team has the potential and talent to be at the top of the Southern Division . The team finished 8-3 last year and returning members Terry Hood, Brock Wright, Vincent Glover, Deandre Dickerson, Yvens St. Phard, RaShawn Church, Tim Fields, George Blanchard, conference champ Lee Mayer , and conference champ Keyshawn Purnell will provide the leadership the team thrives on. Other returning members are conference leader Zack Hearn, Nazaret Garcia, Deron Wright, Clayton Lester, Devon Hood. New to the team Abraham Cruz and Chris Wilkerson. Coach Doakes said, “We improve every year and last year we upset Cape and lost to Milford in the final race of the meet. Of the three losses

two of them were by one race.” Doakes also believes the team is more versatile and several of the boys can perform well in multiple events. He hopes to minimize injuries and make the most of points because he is a little short on numbers. Coach Doakes expects Milford to be another tough competitor this year but hopes the team will experience the joy a victory this year. For the girls, coach Rob Perciful’s returning seniors are Anitra Hughes, Megan Jones, Marie Beniance, Carlancie Jean, Inisha Smack, and Lizzy Perciful. The girls’ newcomers are Paige Venables, Karen Taloute, Lashonda Lawson, Splencia Oscar, Blondena DuPont, Cristil Maker, Orleana Bland, Kadeah Jones, Sanshurae Mcdonald, Martinue Bivens, Keona Hood, and Brittany Meekins. Coach Perciful said his team is young and inexperienced but they are full of enthusiasm. Last year’s state qualifier Anitra Continued on page 43

Woodbridge spring track and field team has good numbers

Head Coach- Charles Gibbs (10 years coaching experience) Returning athletes- Seniors Heather Solomon (hurdles), Liz Passwaters (sprints), Dajuan Short (jumps, hurdles), R.C. Jefferson (throws), Jorge Young (throws, sprints); juniors Tiarrah Hinton (hurdles), Kera Sampson (sprints), Angie Fitze (jumps), Janeil Fortt (throws), Tyree Avance (sprints); sophomore Andrew Solomon (jumps) Newcomers- Senior Amber DeCarlo (sprints, jumps); juniors Korian Majette (middle distance)m Nick Laurel (middle distance, 300 hurdles), Taylor Patterson (middle distance), Kevora Brown; sophomore Tanisha DeShields (sprints); and freshmen Taija Maddox (sprints), Patrick Davis (pole vault, middle distance), Eric Lloyd, John Carlos Rivas, Trevon Kiser, and Jason Long Team strengths- larger numbers than usual making it possible to cover more events effectively and have stronger relays Concerns- young team, inexperience, but its all good Key losses- Sarah Judy, Nathan Rathbone, Dustin Graves Outlook for season- very competitive

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MORNING STAR • MARCH 26 - APRIL 1, 2009 Seaford track continued Hughes will again be a front runner and coach Perciful believes several of his athletes, including Keona Hood, Paige Venables, and Meagan Jones, have the ability to have a winning year in their events. Perciful said his team has a lot of sprinters which may give them an advantage for relay teams. “Also having Assistant Coach Baxter Smith out there is a big plus. He does a

PAGE 43 great job with the distance runners,” Perciful added. Coach Perciful is still looking for girls to join the track team. He said he is low on numbers and will not turn anyone away if they are willing to work hard. Perciful said his goal is the same every year, “to be better at the end of the season than at the beginning of the season. Our goal is to improve our performance through hard work.”

Woodbridge baseball looks to compete in south, make states

Seaford first doubles players Emily Nielson, right, and Emily Hubbard will look to help lead the Blue Jays to their 10th straight season of a .500 record or better in girls’ tennis. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford tennis continued

Torkelson, who is teaming with Jennifer Scudder to form the second doubles team. Kimpton has been the team’s number one singles player for the past three seasons and Maddox is in her second year as the team’s number two singles player. Nielson played first doubles last year and Graves competed with the second doubles

team. Seaford has a total of 20 players, with several underclassmen playing the sport for the first time. Despite his team’s youth in some areas, Hastings is looking for a .500 season this year. “I always wish for more but I expect .500,” Hastings said. “So many things can go right and so many things can go wrong (in the conference tournament.”

Head coach- Derek Lofland Assistant Coaches- Jimmy Willey, Tom Jefferson, Jose Vazquez, Corbin Bean Years coaching- six Last season- 0-13 conference, 4-16 overall Returning players- Seniors Doug Coppock (CF), David Walls (SS/P), and Jeremy Messick (3B/P); juniors T.J. Jefferson (C), Micah Idler (RF/P), Jordan Lewis (SS/P), and Taylor Hashman (3B); sophomore Jordan Vazquez (1B) Newcomers- Senior Matt Rosado (1B); juniors Trevor Wescott (LF) and Morgan Weaver (RF/C); and freshmen Dustin Jones (2B/P, Eric Willey (2B/P), C.J. Pleasants (3B/P) Key losses- Dustin Richards, Tyler Patterson, Brock Callaway, Greg Callaway, Reuss Idler Team strengths- Solid outfield (Coppock, Idler, and Wescott), catcher, young talent (great nucleus of freshmen and a sophomore) Concerns- Pitching depth and lack of varsity experience Outlook- “We expect to be competitive in the southern division and become state tournament eligible.”

Laurel baseball team looks for solid defense, pitching Head coach- Jerry Mears Years coaching- 11 (as head coach) Last season- 7-6 conference, 13-7 overall Returning players- Seniors Brandon Hearne (SS/P), Kyle Brown (2B), Josh Kosiorowski (OF), Jamie Ruhl (1B/P), Jake Dubinski (C), and Billy Yossick (OF); junior Chris “Critter” Cutsail (OF/P); sophomore Branden Fischer (P) Newcomers- Seniors Tyler Webb (P), Corey Givens (3B), and Brooks Hearne (C); juniors Josh Morres (OF) and Nick Munoz (3B) Team strengths- pitching Concerns- lack of preparation time for pitchers Key losses- Lance Kelley, Matt Parker, Zack Bonniwell, David Bartee Outlook for season- All depends on pitching and defense

Delmar baseball team looks for young players to step up

Head coach- David Hearn Years coaching- 18th Last year- 6-7 conference, 12-8 overall Returning players- Seniors Chad Porter (2B), Drew Merrill (P/1B), David Webster (P/3B), Mark Timmons (P/OF); juniors Dylan Shupe (P/SS), Jeff Fleetwood (1B), Jose Dina (P/OF), and Doug Causey (C/OF) Newcomers- Senior Bobby Disharoon (3B), juniors Ryan Thomas (P/OF) and Geoffrey Wells (P/OF); and sophomores Kyle Dykes (C/3B) and Thomas Gray (P/SS) Team strength- Core group of returning infielders Concerns- Depth in pitching, hitting and run scoring capability Key losses- Matt Campbell and Joe Pete Outlook- “Younger players will have to contribute right away; pitchers will have to keep us close and we will need to play flawless defense to compete in conference play.”

Seaford catcher, CJ Martinez tags the Pencader runner out before he tries to bull doze his way to home plate during last weekend’s scrimmage. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Seaford baseball continued Seaford’s experienced players are infielders. “They’ve been to states and they’re hungry to go back,” said Uhlich. “I think we’ve got a nucleus here. We’re ready to go.” The team’s newcomers include: junior C.J. Martinez (C), sophomore Jordan Stanley (OF), and freshman Danny Rayne (1B/P). With 29 players out for the JV and varsity teams, Uhlich plans to give his

younger players looks, rotating them between the two teams. “We want to put the best team on the field,” Uhlich said. Pitching, the experienced infielders, and the players’ attitudes are among the Blue Jays’ strengths entering the season. Depth and varsity experience are concerns for Uhlich and his coaching staff. Uhlich did not coach baseball last spring, so he’s not familiar with his competition’s returning players. “My biggest concern is my guys. I know what they can do. If we play our game we can play with anyone,” Uhlich said.

Seaford Pop Warner to host skate night on Sunday

Seaford Pop Warner football and cheerleading will host Skate Night on Sunday March 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Skateworld in Laurel. The cost is $5 per skater (plus rental fee) and $2 per non skating spectator. Come out and have fun while supporting Seaford Pop Warner. A free week of skating will be awarded to the person bringing the most guests to this event. For information contact Rhonda at 629-3789.

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    MORNING STAR • MARCH 26 - APRIL 1, 2009

Delmarva Christian winter sports athletes named all-conference Delmarva Christian High School is a member of the two conferences: the Diamond State Conference and the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference (ESIAC). The school’s student athletes and coaches recently received all-conference awards in the two conferences. The Diamond State Conference awarded DCHS juniors Mark Engle and Mike LaPointe first team all-conference honors, junior Derrick Elzey was named second team all-conference, and senior Justin Hawkes received an honorable mention. In addition, for the third year in a row the DCHS boys’ basketball team won the Diamond State Sportsmanship award. “I’ve received comments saying that DCHS has a ‘classy’ program,” said DCHS coach Mark Engle. “I believe the proper term is ‘Christ-like.’ I am so proud

of our athletes having been recognized for such an accomplishment.” In addition to the team award, Coach Engle shared “Coach of the Year” honors. The DCHS Lady Royals basketball team also won the Diamond State Sportsmanship award. Junior Emily Pentoney was named first team all-conference, junior Keina Harmon received second team all-conference honors, and senior Tara Munro received honorable mention. The results from the ESIAC are: first team all-conference: Engle and LaPointe, second team: Elzey and Hawkes, and Coach Mark Engle as “Coach of the Year.” On the girls side, the ESIAC Conference awarded Emily Pentoney first team all-conference, Keina Harmon second team all-conference, and Tara Munro honorable mention.

Delmarva Christian junior Michael LaPointe drives to the basket during a boys’ basketball game. The Royals received the sixth seed in the state tournament.

Delmarva Christian winter teams win conference, go to states

Delmarva Christian winter track coach John Keevan is shown with pole vaulters Rachel Gooss, Kayla Burd, and Mallorie Parsons at a Snow Hill meet in January.

Del Tech-Owens softball team wins three of four The Delaware Technical Community College, Owens campus, won three of four games in a pair of doubleheaders last weekend. On Saturday, the Lady Roadrunners swept a doubleheader against Camden College. Del Tech won game one, 5-2, as Kim Owens allowed two runs and struck out nine in seven innings for the win. Brittany Williams also doubled and Kelsey Gallo went 2-3. In the second game, Chloe Vescovi struck out 10 and allowed two runs in seven innings for the victory. Amanda Horsey batted 3-3 with a double, Williams hit a pair of doubles, and Kari Bergh went 2-3 with a double. Del Tech topped Glouchester, 7-2, in the first game of a twin bill last Sunday. Erin Tingle allowed two runs on one hit and struck out three in seven innings to earn the win. Ashlyn Booth was 2-4 with a triple and Williams went 1-3 with a double.

Delaware Tech-Owens baseball team sweeps double header The Delaware Technical and Community College, Owens campus, baseball team swept a doubleheader against Cumberland Community College last Sunday. In game two, Seaford grad Korey Hearn earned the win in relief, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out six in five innings.

Only into their fifth year, the Delmarva Christian High School Royals have once again secured conference and state wins. On Saturday, February 14, the DCHS Mixed Winter Track Team traveled to the University of Delaware to compete at the Indoor Track State Championship Meet. “For the second time in the school’s short history, we had three pole-vault girls qualify for States,” said coach John Keevan. “This is a feat unto itself.” In addition to DCHS sophomore Mallorie Parsons, who broke the state sophomore class record with a cleared height of 9’ earlier this school year, sophomores Kayla Burd and Rachel Gooss also took to the bar at the state meet. When all was said and done, Kayla Burd, with a jump of 8’ 6”, took the silver, and Mallorie Parsons took the bronze. Making their first appearance, the girls’ relay team, consisting of Gooss, Jordyn Gum, Mallary Gum, and Parsons also did well by placing second in their heat. “I’m extremely proud of the entire team,” said Keevan. “They worked hard and for many this was their first appearance in a state competition.” At the end of the day and after all the points were counted, the DCHS Track Team was awarded eighth place in the state meet. With the 2009 Eastern Shore Interscholastic Athletic Conference and the Diamond State Conference titles wrapped up, the DCHS boys’ basketball team continued moving forward to the Delaware State Tournament on Saturday, March 7. Under the direction of Coach Mark Engle, the DCHS Royals were seeded sixth going against Polytech. “The fact that the boys played hard all year is an understatement evidenced by the fact they had the most wins of any team in school history,” said Athletic Director Jeff Mohr. “It is a fantastic accomplishment anytime you win your conference and make it to the state Tournament. What a great season.” Mohr also acknowledged the school’s girls’ basketball team which placed third in both conferences and upset top seeded St. Peter and Paul.

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Del Tech-Owens softball drops doubleheader to Catonsville The Delaware Technical and Community College, Owens campus, softball team fell to Catonsville (Md.) last Wednesday in a doubleheader. Catonsville won the first game, 6-3, thanks to a game-winning grand slam in the seventh inning. Kim Owens and Ashlyn Booth each went 2-4 with a double and Chloe Vescovi added a double in the loss. Catonsville won the second game by the score of 8-2.

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Tuesday AM Mixed

High games and series Scott Causey 233 Steven Dempsey 611 Pam Good 217, 611

Eastern Shore Men

High games and series Josh James 312, 824

Baby Blue Jays Tae Kwon Do students show off their skills during the black belt ceremony held last weekend at Delmar High School. Photo by Mike McClure

Black Belt graduation held last weekend at Delmar High Black Belt World held its black belt graduation ceremonies last Saturday in the Delmar High auditorium. Master Eric Thompson presented black belts to the following students: First degree black belt- Kevin Bradshaw, Christopher Elliott, Tyler Hare, Storm Heckel, Joseph Koski, Jr., Cameron Malone, Briley Mattingly, Skyler Rice, Jonathan Smith, Vershawn Spence, Michael Thomson; second degree black belt- Tony Goodyear and Alex Schaub; third degree black belt- Jacob Estep and Logan Estep. Christopher Siers and Ryan Park also received their first degree black belts at the ceremony. They graduated on Nov. 1.

High games and series Adin Chambers 163 Travis Collins 163 Dylan Carey 312 Abbey DeCarlo 185, 355

Seaford City

High games and series Joe Trice 338, 799

Sunday Nite Mixed

High games and series Michael Berg 292, 801 Brenda Montgomery 275 Lori Dean 275 Theresa Hart 756


High games and series Shane Hallbrook 233, 661 Shelby Causey 237, 662

Christian Fellowship

High games and series Jennings Pusey 264 Mark Melson 688 Wendy Lowe 245, 640

Wednesday AM Mixed

High games and series Lou Dobson 284 Rip Penuel 284

Mark Benson Kim Marine Brandi Lewis

779 260 682

Mardel ABC

High games and series Gary Holodick 289 Stacie Armes 746

Thursday Night Mixed

High games and series Jerry Mariner 277 Pam Dill 711 Kate Saterlee 247, 666

Sunday Adult/ Youth

Friday Trios

High games and series Doug Avery 305 Gordon Hearn 834 Theresa Richey 268 Brandi Lewis 734 Doug Hastings 267 Doug Avery, Jr. 748 Brittany Hastings 273, 789

Club 50

High games and series Don Kriner 268 David Sirman, Sr. 739 Denise Smith 268 Joyce Tull 682


High games and series Chris Patchett 270 Mike Gorman 700 High games and series Freddie Brown 263 Johnny Johnson 659 B.J. Ellis 235 Holly Robbins 646 High games and series Calvin Ellis 273 George Bramble 697 Norma Banks 284 Joyce Linton 704

Tuesday Early Mixed

Senior Express

High games and series Leroy Williams 309 Calvin Ellis 804 Bea Derrickson 288, 816

SCSF travel baseball tournaments to be held in Laurel The Sussex County Sports Foundation will be holding travel baseball tournaments in Laurel for ages 9U to 18U throughout the 2009 season. The organization’s six tournaments will be held on the following dates: March Mania- March 28-29; Backyard Brawl- May 2-3; Quest for the Best- May 30-31; SCSF June Baseball- June 6-7; Summer Sizzler- June 27-28; August Heat IIIAugust 1-2

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TEAM DELAWARE- Shown are Sussex Tech’s Alex Thomas, second from right, and Seaford’s Kirk Neal, third from right. The two wrestled with Team Delaware in a match between the top senior wrestlers from Delaware and New Jersey on March 11. Thomas won the 189 pound match, 12-1, while Neal was edged, 11-8, in his 130 pound bout. Thomas and Neal started their wrestling careers together in the Seaford Little Wrestler program at the age of six. Seaford’s Yvens St. Phard and Sussex Tech’s Ryelan Pavlik were alternates on the team.

Nanticoke Little League is looking for ‘09 sponsors Nanticoke Little League is looking for sponsors for the 2009 season. Once again, your business can support the 700 players in the league and purchase a sign to be displayed on one of the fields at Williams Pond Park. A new sign is still $225 and is only $175 to renew. This year, the league is also giving your business or organization a chance to sponsor a team with your name on a team’s jersey. Team sponsors start at $250. Please contact a NLL Board Member or call 629-9209 for more information.

Seaford Recreation Department to hold spring program, trip The Seaford Recreation Department is currently holding signups for the following programs: Spring co-ed youth basketball- The league is open to ages 8-18 at a cost of $20. Sign up at the office or call 629-6809. The leagues will start the end of March and all games are played at Seaford Middle School. Orioles vs Yankees at Camden Yards- SDR will take a trip to see the Baltimore Orioles host the New York Yankees on Friday, May 8. The cost is $55 which includes the game ticket and charter bus. The bus leaves from Seaford High School at 4 p.m. Call the office to reserve your seat early. There are only 46 tickets available.

Seaford Recreation Department prepares for softball season

The Seaford Recreation Department is getting ready for the softball season. Anyone interested in entering a team into the men’s slo-pitch, men’s modified, or co-ed Sunday leagues can call the office at 629-6809 for more details. There will be coach’s meetings scheduled at a later date. Entry fees will be determined depending on the number of teams in the league, so register your team now.


 MORNING STAR • MARCH 26 - APRIL 1, 2009 BARRACUDA BANQUET- The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club Barracudas recently held their annual banquet. The swim team had another winning season over the winter. Shown, left, is Barracuda award winner Kyler Scheerer. Lauran Hare, shown below (center) also received a Barracuda award.

Veteran Johnny Ennis takes season opening race at U.S. 13 By Charlie Brown

Spring finally arrived and after a week’s delay, the U.S. 13 got their season opener in the books. When the final win light flashed it was veteran Johnny Ennis of Pocomoke, driving his ’91 S&W dragster to the win in Super Pro. Multi-time champion, Jesse Truitt of Parsonsburg had his ’68 Dodge in top tune and won in Pro and another former champ, James Farmer of Felton rode his ’80 Kawasaki to the win in Pro Bike. Other winners on the day were: Sean McEntegart of Salisbury in Street; Charles Ardolino of Parksley, Va., in Import; Rob Kenney of Salisbury in Bike Trophy; Katelyn Muir of Delmar in Jr. Dragster 1 and Amy Jo Jackson of Newark, Md., in Jr. Dragster 2. In the Super Pro final it was the dragster of Johnny Ennis facing the ’70 Nova “door slammer” of Bobby Bladen out of Gambrills, Md. It was a double break out run with Ennis taking the win with an 8.516/153.74 on an 8.52 dial-in. Bladen was out by just a little more with an 8.910/149.75 on an 8.92 dial. Semi-finalist was Fruitland’s Keith Mayers in his big block Chevy powered Porsche. The Pro final matched Jesse Truitt against Charlie Dehaven of Salisbury in his ’76 Duster. DeHaven had the red light foul and Truitt ran an off the throttle 14.334/78.25 in his nine second Dodge for the win. Semi-finalists were Mike Willey of Whaleysville who lost to Dehaven and Rick Passwaters of Bridgeville who lost to Truitt. James Farmer rode up against Deltez Davis of Salisbury on his Suzuki. Davis broke out after a slow start with a 9.287/146.27 on a 9.30 dial and Farmer got the win with a 9.065/141.06 on a 9.03 dial. Semifinalists were Ronnie Fensick II of Bridgeville and Sherell Blake of Delmar, Md. Sean McEntegart was paired against Brett Richardson of Berlin in the Street final. McEntegart’s ’98 Lincoln was on its dial with a 13.907/98.98 on a 13.89 dial for the win. Richardson had a 16.362/82.79 on a 16.12 dial. The Import final was an all-Honda affair with Charles Ardolino taking the win with his .008 reaction over John Hitch of Laurel. Rob Kenney had the better reaction and took the Bike Trophy win over Dave Truitt of Bridgeville. Kenney ran an 11.719/92.72 on an 11.51 while Truitt ran a 15.074/93.61 on a 14.75 dial. Katelyn Muir of Delmar started her year off right earning her first U.S. 13 win in Jr. Dragster 1 over second year racer, Herby Sullivan of Ridgely, Md. Sullivan broke out with an 8.909/71.77 on an 8.93 dial while Muir got the win light with an 8.912/73.16 on an 8.90 dial. Amy Jo Jackson topped Christopher Kahler of Ocean View, Md., to win in Jr. Dragster 2. Kahler broke out with an 8.879/72.79 on an 8.90 dial and Jackson got the win with a 7.964/79.97 on a 7.93 dial. This Sunday the Summit ET Point Series begins. Gates open at 10 a.m. with time runs at 11 a.m. and eliminations at 2:30 p.m.

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MORNING STAR • MARch 26 - ApRIl 1, 2009

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In some businesses bigger is not always better When I was a young kid living on Market Street in Laurel, rank alio before air conditioning, on those warm summer nights I use to sit No franchise money on the porch steps of my friend was needed to sell paand classmate, Mike King, who lived a few doors down the street pers. And they didn’t from me. This was before TV, telerefund his franchise phones were a rarity and computfees. ers, videos, space ships weren’t even being thought of. Mike was a car buff. His uncle I recall as a young kid owing a franBill owned the Esso, (to my young readchise meant just that; you were the only ers that is now Exxon/Mobil) gas station one who could sell that product. where Pizza King now sits. My entertainGrowing up in Laurel Leland Spicer ment was to listen to Mike tell me what owned the only newspaper outlet in town. make of automobile came by the house. Back then in order to sell newspapers you He knew them all. Things were changing had to purchase newspaper franchises to in the ‘50s; all black cars came with bright be the only person to sell the two Wilmcolors, fin tails, muscle cars we called ington papers, the two Philadelphia papers, them. and the Washington newspapers. He paid Unlike today, the companies only had good money back then for that right. I two or three models of cars, all trucks still believe he told me he paid $1,000 for the looked alike. Every car company had their right to sell the Philadelphia Inquirer. own distinguished look and appealed to a In later years when newspaper comcertain buyer. panies found the need to expand, other Years later this wasn’t enough. Cusplaces were allowed to sell newspapers tomers were given a larger selection of and it didn’t matter if “Spike,” as I called cars and car companies wanted a piece of him, had paid money for sole rights to sell everyone else’s business; a piece of the pie or not. No franchise money was needed wasn’t enough, they wanted the whole pie. to sell papers. And they didn’t refund his So they incorporated other car company’s franchise fees. looks into theirs.

One thing the newspaper giants couldn’t take away from Spike, was listening to him tell a good story about his Philadelphia A’s or about the Republican Party. The same happened to my dad’s shoe repair trade and other cobblers. If you sold the popular Esquire shoe polish as a shoe repairman, you had a lock on that product. People had to come to your store for that brand. Like the newspapers, selling Esquire shoe polish to this group who had no clout was not enough. Soon drugstores began selling the brand which opened the market to every grocery, shoe store and others. Before Esquire the same happened with Griffin polishes. Later to America came a shoe polish from Australia named after a bird, KIWI. They needed the shoe repair trade to break in their brand, after all who knows shoe polish best, a shoe repairman or your local druggist? So exclusive rights were given with a promise that no one would sell KIWI except the shoe repair trade. That was until the brand name was established and became a top seller in America; the rest is history. During that era just about everything the shoe repairman sold — shoe laces, shoe trees, all shoe shinning accessories, rawhide lacing, shoe dyes, insoles, you name it — everything except the shoe repairman appeared in grocery, variety and drug stores.

There were some exceptions. McCorry’s 5 and 10 cent store in Salisbury had a small shoe repair shop in their store. Which brings me back to the automobile. I’m sure today my friend Mike would have a difficult time naming all the cars that pass us. There are too many models, too many car divisions which have to put a financial drain on the car company’s budget. The many choices remind me when I first sold shoes: two styles of loafers, a plain loafer and a penny loafer, black or brown. Then shoe fashions exploded with new styles and new colors. When I finally decided I couldn’t carry all the styles and couldn’t afford to please everyone, I had more than 20 styles of loafers. I ordered my first two new vehicles because that’s the way you did business, just a few cars were on the lot. Today purchasing a car is like going to the grocery store and picking out what you want: acres of cars, which when sitting on the lot for more than 30 days, can be costly for the floor plan. And all the vice-presidents, sales reps, supervisors, and marketing specialists with the large box companies add dollars to the items we purchase. No wonder everyone is in financial trouble. If they stuck to what they did best this would be a better world. So the question is ongoing: is bigger better?

The recent accident involving actress Natasha Richardson, who died ony indsor last week as the result of a skiingassociated accident, is nothing less A knot the size of a than a tragedy. It is even more tragic given that perhaps the outcomes large goose egg was may not have been so severe had sticking out from the she sought immediate emergency medical care after her accident. front of his head, just However, it is understandable above his eyes. that barring a severe blow to the head, many of us would choose not to see a doctor. swung the bat back to make a powerful I think if anything positive can come swat at the oncoming pitch I made early from this terrible thing, it will be in the contact with Carey’s head. form of people being more cautious when I can still feel the bat reverberate and sustaining any blow to the head. It should the sound as it slammed into his ample become a “better safe than sorry” attitude forehead. It was much like the feel of a bat in these cases. should you swing and strike it against an I was raised in an environment where oak tree. I immediately turned in horror you would literally have to come into the and watched as Carey’s forehead began to house carrying your head in your hands in swell until it looked as if he were giving order to seek medical treatment outside of birth to a second head. Mom and Dad’s home trauma care. Good A knot the size of a large goose egg or bad, that’s the way it was. was sticking out from the front of his I am reminded of the time I clobbered head, just above his eyes. My response my then best friend in the head with a to this tragic event was much like that softball bat. That sound has stayed with which would have come had I stumbled me, hidden inside my head for the last 44 upon “Big Foot.” I said, “Oh, man! That years. It was the dull thud of my softball is huge!” bat striking my best friend in the forehead. Now, certainly having just been No, it was not an act of intentional slammed with a baseball bat across the violence. We were playing ball in the forehead, Carey must have been knocked backyard of my Crisfield, Md., home and out and been left totally immobilized. Not Carey was crouched in the catcher’s posiso. Carey covered his newly acquired head tion behind me as I batted. ornament and stumbled off home. Apparently, he moved too far forward, So, surely his parents rushed him to the or I moved too far backwards and as I

hospital for fear of concussion? Not so. Carey returned a few minutes later sporting a cold, wet cloth across his forehead and even ditched that within 15 minutes. Our day of play continued as if nothing happened. I am not condoning this less than enthusiastic reaction to Carey’s blow to the head; certainly now I realize he should have gotten precautionary medical treatment. I mean it is not every day that you have your forehead pummeled with a wooden bat. But, the truth is, when I was growing up, unless there was some evidence of potentially lost limbs or eyes, we did not go to the doctor or, God forbid, the hospital. It was not that our parents cared less about us. It was simply that years ago most medical treatment was administered by family. If I stepped on a nail, which I seemed to do at least once or twice a summer, or slashed my bare foot on a broken bottle, the remedy was soaking the wound in a salt water tub. Of course every cut no matter how significant was always treated with Merthiolate or mercurochrome. These two topical antiseptic treatments were pink in color and one would sting more than the other, but I could never remember which one hurt the worse. So, as Mom approached with the small, dark-colored bottle I would begin to cry and beg for her to avoid this step in the treatment process. She would assure me that this would not sting and for me not to worry.

So as she applied the solution I learned quickly that she had lied to me. But, in traditional mother style she would blow on the wound to help cool the sting. I always thought that was kind of neat. I can actually remember the number of times I was taken to a doctor or the hospital from the time I was born until I left home at 17. There were a total of three such visits in my childhood. One was at the age of about 10 when I was attacked by a Chesapeake Bay Retriever and had to be given 30 stitches to my chest area. There was the time that I had a particularly extensive case of poison ivy that totally covered my back and I had to visit Dr. Sarah Peyton’s office. Then there was the time I failed to call a baseball catch and collided with the center fielder and fractured my finger. The remaining childhood infirmities, including measles, mumps, chicken pocks, whooping cough, the Asian Flu, nails in the feet, bats to the head and one incident in which I ran headlong into a parked pickup truck, all were maintained at home under the care of either nurse Mom or surgeon Dad. I made it through my childhood, so whether by design or accident, I suppose my parents knew best when it came to health issues. However, we have all become a bit more educated about the risks of things like head injuries, so there is definitely room to update my childhood medical protocol.



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MORNING STAR • MARch 26 - APRIL 1, 2009

National Commander pays visit to American Legion Post in Seaford By Carol Kinsley

National Commander of the American Legion David Rehbein visited Nanticoke Post No. 6 in Seaford during a tour of posts and veteran’s facilities in the MidAtlantic area last week. Having encouraged American Legion leadership to undertake a more personal, face-to-face style and ensure that every post receives a personal visit from a district officer, he is determined to do his part. He congratulated Delawareans for their increase in membership. “That’s the way I measure the job they’ve been doing,” he said in a telephone interview between visits. The Legion has 2.6 million members and more than 14,000 posts. Membership means more than benefits such as discounts on merchandise, he said. “The real advantage to being a member is the knowledge that you’re still making a contribution to the country. Every one of our members wore the uniform of military

service. They gave something of themselves to the country then, and most still feel they should continue to give something back to the country.” Rehbein is carrying word of the successes of the Legion in influencing favorable policy for veterans. He was encouraged by a lengthy visit — and “a very honest, straightforward conversation” — with newly appointed Veterans Administration Eric Shinseki in which he addressed such issues as access to VA health care for rural veterans. Rehbein also was pleased to see, in a summary of President Obama’s proposed budget for the coming year, a significant increase in expenditures for veterans — “assuming the budget is accepted as requested by the Administration,” he added. The increase totals $5 billion and includes the Veterans Administration, personnel in the claims office, VA hospitals and all the national cemeteries. “The primary increases are in the number of veterans eligible for health care in VA hospitals and in the

administration of the new GI Bill.” The new GI Bill, he said, “is very similar to the WWII GI Bill, which was much better than the one I went to school on after Vietnam.” After serving as an infantryman in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1969-’71, Rehbein obtained both bachelor’s and master’s degrees and became a research metallurgist for the U.S. Department of Energy. Terms of the new GI Bill are generous. “But we need to make folks who served on active duty aware it’s there,” he said. “If they have thoughts of going to college, they need to consider applying.” The bill goes into effect in August, but eligible veterans may enroll as early as May 1 for the 2009 fall semester. No benefits will be paid, however, until Aug. 1. The bill is for the GI himself (or herself), Rehbein stipulated. “There are some provisions to transfer the benefit to a spouse or child, but the details are not available yet. The VA and Department

of Defense are still making decisions on that.” Young people are an important concern of the American Legion, which has a number of youth programs. “We are concerned with education and maturity as kids grow up. We want them to have traditional American values.” Community service is another pillar of the organization, not in specific national programs, but “whatever needs to happen in the local community to make it a better place to live. Rehbein also commented on the issue of photographing caskets returning to Dover Air Force Base. “We would have preferred that the ban stayed on, but if they’re going to lift it, we really want the family to have the power to make the decision. What we don’t know is who approaches the family with the request. This is a difficult time for that family, and they should not be pressured. It needs to be done respectfully with no pressure put on the family.”

tests in eighth and eleventh grades,” said Dr. Carson. He continued by saying that “students should be proud of themselves” since 2008 test scores are even higher than 2007 scores. Compared to test scores over the last several years, the scores earned in 2008 are the highest yet. Fourth grade social studies went from 64.9% (2007) to 76.3% (2008), and sixth grade scores increased from 66.47% to 79.45% (2008). “These increases are statistically significant as any statistician can tell you,” said Dr. Carson. Science scores increased from 90.07% (2007) to 92.31% for fourth grade, and 85.63% to 87.07% (2008) for sixth graders. Woodbridge students are number one

in the state for sixth grade science and social studies, earning scores even higher than all of the more prosperous schools in the state. Members of the Woodbridge Board of Education voted to approve plans for a new road at Woodbridge Elementary School. The road will cross north to south in front of the building on the school’s existing property allowing for better access to the front of the school for dropping off and picking up students. New parking spaces will also be constructed. Mr. Brian Bassett, supervisor of Administrative Services, previewed the final plans for the board and those present at the meeting. The project will now be open for bids. For more information about the project, contact the Woodbridge School District Office at 337-7990. The district has entered into a large recycling project with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA). Recycling containers have been placed at Woodbridge Elemen-

tary and Phillis Wheatley Middle Schools. The containers will accommodate cardboard, plastics, junk mail, paper, tin cans, etc. Smaller recycling totes have been purchased for both schools to allow classrooms to deposit their recycling inside the school. These will then be taken out to the larger containers. “We are initiating the program to set an example of a school based recycling effort, which I believe will ultimately not only be sound environmentally, but will also allow us to reduce our traditional trash containers, allowing us to reduce our expenditure(s) for our trash contract,” said Dr. Carson. Containers outside the building were provided at no charge to the district, and the smaller totes inside buildings were purchased with district funds. Cost of the service is free. A recycling program for Woodbridge High School is forthcoming. Ongoing state budget issues will continue to impact school districts in the state.

Woodbridge celebrates scores, discusses the state budget cuts By Cathy Shufelt

Superintendent for the Woodbridge School District, Dr. Kevin Carson, was pleased to show Woodbridge Board of Education members all of the newspaper articles generated by their recent successful DSTP scores. Handing out copies of the articles to board members and others at the March 17 meeting, Dr. Carson congratulated fourth and sixth grade students “who worked very hard,” and thanked teachers and parents for their support in helping students earn top marks on the Fall 2008 DSTP. Earning such high marks on the fourth and sixth grade tests “bodes well for future

VMDAEC names Senator Adams

Senator Thurman G. Adams Jr., who represents Delaware’s 19th senatorial district, has been named a Distinguished Friend of the Electric Cooperatives by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). The award was presented to Senator Adams at a dinner held in his honor at the headquarters of Delaware Electric Cooperative in Greenwood on March 5. The purpose of the Distinguished Friend of the Electric Cooperatives Award is to publicly recognize and honor a legislator or regulator who has strongly supported the best interests of average consumers, putting their interests above those of politics or special interests. Senator Adams is only the third individual to be honored with the award, and the first from the State of Delaware. In nominating Senator Adams for the award, Bill Andrew, president and CEO of Delaware Electric Cooperative said, “Senator Adams has been a member of our cooperative for many years. He is a believer in the member-owned business model of electric cooperatives and has actively supported our cooperative throughout his remarkable and decorated career as a state legislator.” Senator Adams sponsored and was instrumental in the passage of a bill in the

Delaware State Legislature in 2001 that allowed Delaware Electric Cooperative to become self regulated in 2006, through a referendum process that was overwhelmingly supported by members of the cooperative. This legislation and the referendum by Cooperative members removed the Cooperative from duplicate regulation by the state and have saved our members over $1,000,000 to date. Speaking for the 16 electric cooperatives that serve Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, VMDAEC executive vice president Richard Johnstone praised Senator Adams for his unwavering support of Delaware Electric Cooperative and the cooperative business model. “Electric cooperatives are not-for-profit energy providers that exist only to provide electricity to their members at the lowest possible cost,” Johnstone said. A native of Bridgeville and graduate of the University of Delaware, Senator Adams has served in the Delaware State Legislature since 1972 including as majority leader from 1999-2002. He was named president pro tempore of the State Senate in 2003. He is the owner of T.G. Adams and Sons, Inc. He was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame in 2008.

Seaford High students participate in national conference May 6 - 10 Five students from Seaford Senior High School will attend the Business Professionals of America 2009 National Leadership Conference, “Blazing New Trails,” in Dallas, Texas, May 6-10. Seaford High School chapter members, Jillian Armiger, Tuyet-Nhung Nguyen, Anna Duryea, Taylor Swain and Katherine Fryling, will join over 6,000 other conference delegates from across the nation to participate in national-level business skill competitions, workshops, certification testing, general sessions and the national officer candidate campaigns and elections. “The conference will be the culmination of a school year’s worth of business and workforce education and training,” said Mark Fisher, who teaches business courses at Seaford High School.

Jillian Armiger and Anna Duryea finished first and second respectfully in Advanced Office Systems and Procedures. Jillian also finished second in Advanced Word Processing Skills. Taylor Swain finished second in Legal Office Procedures and took fourth place in Fundamental Word Processing Skills. Tuyet-Nhung Nguyen’s placed second for Integrated Office Applications and Katherine Fryling’s placed fifth in Legal Office Procedures. Their performance was ranked among 800 students competing in Delaware. Business Professionals of America is a national organization for high school, college and middle school students preparing for careers in business and information technology occupations.

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‘The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf’ Worcester Prep students in grades 7 and 8, under the direction of teachers Geneva Sampson and Megan Garrity, recently presented “The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf” to parents, friends, and students in preschool

through grade 8. The play takes place in a current day courtroom set in a Fairy Tale Land. The wolf is brought to court by the Three Little Pigs, and the jury is comprised of characters from Fairy Tales.

INSTINCT MESSAGING - A fourth grade team at West Seaford Elementary School took first place in the category of “Instinct Messaging” at the regional Destination Imagination Tournament at Bennett Junior High on Saturday, March 14. Destination Imagination is a creative problem solving program for elementary through college levels. From left to right: back row: Ryan Delgado, Daniel King, Trevor Whaley, Hannah Venables, Brian Johnston; front row: Team manager, Dominic Longo, Abby Pearson and Laura Schumacher.

The Worcester Prep cast of “The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf”: (front) Jordan Carey, Bethany Beach, Wolf; Jamie Welch, Ocean Pines, Md., Wise. O. Al Judge; (row 1) Casey Knerr, Berlin, Md., Goldie Locks; Molly Marshall, Salisbury, Md., TV reporter; Alex Bruder, Ocean Pines, Barbara Sue Pig; Mike Durkin, Ocean City, Marcellus Pig; Meredith Soule’, Ocean City, Amelia Pig; Caroline Klug, Salisbury, newspaper reporter; (row 2) Ariella Anthony, Seaford, Mother Goose; Claire Dorey, Millville, Mistress Mary; Thomas Buas, Ocean City, Peter Peter; Kirsten Goodman, Millville, Snow White; (row 3) Jenn Karsli, Ocean City, Town Crier; Hannah Esham, Frankford, Little Red Riding Hood; Oriana Pando, Lewes, Humpty-Dumpty; McKenzie Kyger, Berlin, Old Mother Hubbard; Caroline Hudson, Berlin, Old Woman; Lilly DiNardo, Salisbury, Jack; Patricia Purcell, Bishopville, Jill; (row 4) Alissa Talbert, Eden, Md., Little Bo Peep; Lane Spangler, Berlin, Tom; Mark Gee, Millsboro, Clerk of Court; Daniel Rosa, Lewes, Old King Cole; Katie Lawrence, Salisbury, Cinderella; Alexa Conaway, Seaford, Little Miss Muffitt; and (row 5) Claire Stickler, Lewes, Mrs. Spratt; Elise Harmon, Rehoboth Beach; Jack Spratt; Skylar Seigfried, Bishopville, Charity; and Gabby D’Antonio, Eden, Poverty.

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Volunteers with the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula responded to a fire on Greenbrier Road in Seaford on Wednesday, March 18. The family, whose home was damaged by the fire, received temporary shelter, food and clothing from the Red Cross. The Red Cross reminds residents to check and replace the batteries in their smoke detectors. A working and updated smoke alarm may save your life or the lives of your loved ones in the event of a fire.

Dr. Thompson to speak at Methodist Manor House On Monday, April 6, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House, Dr. G. Ray Thompson, cofounder and director of the Edward H. Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture, will give an illustrated talk entitled, “Getting to Know the Nabb Center.” The Center which is affiliated with and located at Salisbury University has a huge collection of documents and more than 4,000 reels of microfilm, all of which can be available for research efforts by individuals. It houses courthouse records, many from Sussex County, Delaware, photograph, artifacts, and much more. With the Nabb Center and the Seaford Historical Society seeking similar goals and pursuits, that of accumulating historical knowledge and making it available to the public, it seems highly desirable that

these two organizations establish a working relationship. It is in this interest that the Seaford Historical Society is making the Ross Mansion & Plantation available to the Nabb Research Center for a fund raising event on May 2. Dr. Thompson with degrees in ancient Greek and Roman history and archeology has served as chairman of the Salisbury University history department for 12 years and has been instrumental in initiating numerous research projects concerning Delmarva history. The program is sponsored by the Methodist Manor House and the Seaford Historical Society. The meeting is open to the public. There is no charge. For further information call the SHS office at 628-7828.

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MORNING STAR • MARch 26 - ApRIl 1, 2009

Opinion Editorial

Enough taxes already!

American Family Association (AFA) says it is planning Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party rallies in 1,000 cities and towns on April 15. The TEA parties will be held at noon in front of city halls across the country. AFA is only one of many organizations planning TEA party rallies. April 15 was chosen because that is the day income tax returns are due. “We developed as an Internet site for information. “We are proud to be a part of this movement. We want to send a message to Washington. We cannot spend our way out of debt, and we find it immoral to pile debt on our great-grandchildren. It appears that this situation is above the pay grade of President Obama and Congress, whose only solution is to spend more money on the problem,” said Donald E. Wildmon, chairman of AFA. Locally, protests are planned in Laurel and Georgetown. In reference to the Boston tea party of 1773, grassroots conservatives who believe they have been “Taxed Enough Already” are calling their rallies “tea parties.” Chris Shirey, a respiratory therapist who is planning the tea party at Janosik Park by the Mill Dam in Laurel, stressed, “We’re not throwing tea in the river. We’re not going to throw anything into the river.” Shirey is connected with the Tax Day Tea Party, a collaborative effort of Smart Girl Politics, the DontGo Movement, American Solutions for Winning the Future, Americans for Limited Government and other online groups or coalitions. Smart Girl Politics is trying to have someone at each of the tea parties for voter registration. Spokesperson Juliana Johnson said their group has a two-fold goal. “One is to make legislators realize that we are upset about this and that we will not sit in silence. The second is to build a coalition of people together since the Republican National Committee has not been doing so.” To learn more about the effort, visit The site notes that the national debt now exceeds $11 trillion, and that each citizen’s share of that debt is more than $36,000. We hope the protests wake up those in charge and promote a return to fiscal responsibility.

Letters to the editor Sports betting a detriment

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Bigger than life billboards proclaiming “Get in the Game.” Catchy radio jingles urging you to “Put Your Money Where Your Team Is.” Flashy television ads showing you just how much better your life is going to be after you “Win Along With Your Team.” Betting parlors dotting the landscape with fancy signs beckoning you to “Venture On In.” Young adults wasting away their time and money studying injury charts, weather reports and vital statistics in order to beat the odds in the big games this weekend rather than actually getting into the game of life. National pastimes being relegated to mere gambling events just like horseracing. This is the reality of our future should we allow sports betting to become legalized in Delaware. Amazingly, when asked about sports betting, quite a few people think I’m talking about the proposed new horse track in Millsboro! They have no idea what legalized sports betting means to Delawareans. If allowed to pass into law, sports betting will make it legal for certain privileged entities to become clearing houses for gambling on the outcome of athletic events so long as the state of Delaware gets its cut. A practice that has always been illegal will be legitimized by the state for the sake of the almighty dollar. Our federal government felt so strongly against sports betting that it passed the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. We are considering thumbing our noses at this law purely on a technicality, due to a failed sports gaming

All letters should include the writer’s name, address and phone number for verification purposes. Names will be published. No unsigned letters will be published. No letters which the management deems to be libelous will be published. The Star reserves the right to edit or reject any letters. Send your letters to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, or you may email editor@mspublications. com card operated by the State Lottery for one season back in 1976. Some public officials say, “might as well go all the way, we already have slots, lottery and horse racing.” With that attitude how long before we have playing card and table games like Atlantic City? For that matter, legalized prostitution like Nevada? Where (if anywhere) do these officials draw the moral line in the sand? Others say, “personally I have nothing against gambling” while within their own families they have seen the suffering that gambling addiction brings. Still others say, “only idiots gamble and I’m not an idiot so you’ll never see me in a parlor.” This attitude shows a certain self centeredness and total disregard for our fellow man. And then there is “Delaware needs the money,” obviously a statement driven by greed. As we continue to be moving more and more toward a society bent on pro-

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tecting the poor from the rich, I find it ironic that we would even consider a proposal that would most certainly victimize the poor. I believe in capitalism but not on the backs of the poor. That is not the American way to expand business. So far, there have been three studies on sports betting. The first was commissioned by the three horse track/slots venues (fair and balanced?). The second by the University of Delaware showed the first to be flawed. The third showed the state would reap a profit only if there is a considerable “crossover” of players from the slots and that there is no way of telling what that crossover would be. One need only go to the slots and look around to decide if slot players are also sports fans. To this writer, most look like hypnotized zombies showing no evidence of any interest in their own physical or mental health, let alone sports. Our legislators should go to our casinos and take a good look at the culture they have advanced. The discussion in favor of sports betting seems like repetitive cheerleading to me. To ploy our sympathies, legalized gambling is always tied in with our school budgets. Maybe next it will be called “bettor” education. The better idea is to cut needless government spending. Soon we will know where Gov. Markell stands on sports betting. The only thing that will sway your legislator against sports betting is a call or letter from you. For more information about how detrimental gambling is to society, visit Eric Bodenweiser


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Is this government oversight or overstepping boundaries?

Last week, the Obama administration proposed increased oversight of executive pay at financial institutions, Wall Street firms and possibly other types of publicly traded companies. This is part of an effort to avoid exorbitant salaries and bonuses for executives. If the proposed oversight was for companies that have been given federal aid at the expense of the American taxpayer, I wouldn’t be making a fuss. Expenses too much money for a person to earn. should be cut where Federal aid has been given in order to start repaying the taxpay- Isn’t this America, the land of limitless potential? ers for their generosity. Grandfather’s generation looked at the However, the language in the statement released by the White House does not limit wealthy and aspired to work hard and become wealthy themselves one day. this new oversight to companies receiving My generation looks at the wealthy Government funds. with anger and disgust and hopes, not to The New York Times reports that, “the be wealthy one day, but rather to make new rules will cover all financial instituREDUCED QUALITY CUSTOM BUILT STING theCONSTRUCTION wealthy poor in order to achieve some tions, including those not now covered by warped sense of “fairness.” any pay rules because they are not receivWhere does an attitude like that come ing federal bailout money.” from? When did the mindset of the typical Is anyone else disgusted by this? Where will it end? How long will it be be- American switch from hard work equals fore Morning Star Publications is told how prosperity to prosperity equals unfairness? Any one of us is capable of achieving much its employees can be compensated great A ded$ $things, but it takes hard work. $ for their work? 219,000 MLS#558552 525,000 MLS#559176 259,900 MLS#560734 349,900 ication to education, discipline and hard In what alternate universe does Presi-Rick Bennett - 302-228-1760 Sean Steward - 302-381-1085 302-236-2164 Ray Adkins - 302-542-3122 work are the tools necessary for success. dent Obama think it would be conceivable Equality is not obtained by taking from the Government to decide what priMARTIN FARMS WATERFRONT COZY RY for LOT the rich in order to decrease their status. vately traded companies should compenWhy can’t we be happy for another person sate executives for their work? who decides not to limit their potential, The administration is expected to announce the details of this plan on Thursday but tirelessly dedicates themselves to success? in an address to Congress. Success does not have the same definiI’m anxious to find out how much is tion for every person and that’s O.K. For

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These are actual writings from various hospital charts, submitted by Star reader Bob Wooten of New Bern, NC. • The patient refused an autopsy. • She has no rigours or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night. • Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year. • On the second day, the knee was better, and on the third day it disappeared. • The patient is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed. • The patient has been depressed since she began seeing me in 1993. • Occasional, constant infrequent headaches.


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Opinion 50 Sports 39-46 Obituaries 22 Pat Murphy 19 Auto Alley 36 Business 6 Bulletin Board 16-18 church 20 classifieds 28-31 Final Word 51...