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NEWS HEADLINES REMEMBERING HER FATHER - Area woman works to preserve memory of her father, who was lost when his submarine was sunk during World War II. Page 2 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR - Area district names top teachers in each of its five schools. Part II, page 4 TOP STUDENTS - Honor roll lists from area schools appear, starting on page 13. GETTING READY FOR CELEBRATION Area prepares to mark the 400th anniversary of Capt. John Smith’s exploration of the Nanticoke River. Page 8. ...AND JUST IN TIME - Sussex County has a new historic planner. Page 8. RESTAURANT SAFETY - The state is now posting results of inspections of restaurants on a Web site. Page 12 IDENTITY REVEALED - After nearly 10 years writing anonymously for The Star, the Practical Gourmet is including her name and photo with her column. See page 10 to find out who she is. SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME - The Star’s annual Spring Home Improvement guide is inside, with tips for making your home the best it can be. OPENING WEEK - The high school sports season opened last week with several local teams opening their seasons. Coverage begins page 45. STARS OF THE WEEK - A Laurel boys’ track athlete and a Laurel softball player are this week’s Laurel Stars of the Week. Page 47

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THOSE WERE THE DAYS - Members of the Laurel High School football team of 1957, which had an undefeated season, are among those who could show up for the Laurel Alumni Association’s Cow Drop and Remembrance Day, which will be held at the Laurel Middle School Saturday. Football players from the 1930s through last year’s season are expected to participate. The 1957 team started a winning streak during which the Bulldogs outscored their opponents 222 to 12. There were 14 seniors on the team. Captains were Jim Yori, #51, Melvin Cordrey, #62, and Ben Sirman, #50. Photo courtesy of Ben Sirman. See story, page 18.

Poetry recitation champ is modern Renaissance man By Donna Dukes-Huston “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?” It was this poem, Shakespeare’s Sonnet XVIII, which secured the victory for Daniel Foster at the Poetry Out Loud competition in Dover on March 13. There is no comparing Daniel Foster, however; this Delmar High School senior is in a league all his own. With interests and talents in the arts as well as athletics, Daniel could be considered a modern day Renaissance man. His achievements are even more remarkable as he has had to overcome obstacles associated with Asperger’s Syndrome, which is a form of autism. Asperger’s is a condition marked by impaired social interactions and limited repetitive patterns of behavior. Symptoms often include clumsiness, abnormal non-

verbal communication and failure to develop peer relationships. Despite these symptoms, many with Asperger’s have aboveaverage intelligence. “When I was younger, I had no selfesteem,” Daniel said. “I told myself I was stupid. Kids would tease me in class when I didn’t get things.” It wasn’t until Daniel was 11 years old that his mother revealed to him that he had Asperger’s Syndrome. “I thought, ‘That’s why I’ve been doubting myself all this time,’” Daniel said. At this point, Daniel discovered that he was good at math. He learned how to use the skills to help him get through other subjects. He admits that when he first heard about the Poetry Out Loud contest in his English class, he wasn’t very interested. Then he remembered the sage counsel of his grandContinued on page 5

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Meryl Kretschmann, Laurel, shows off the medals awarded posthumously to her father, who went down with his submarine, the USS Grunion, in the Bering Sea in 1942. Those medals include a Purple Heart. Just recently, the wreckage of the Grunion has been found. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

Ruins may tell story of what happened to woman’s father By Lynn R. Parks Mildred Martin never knew what happened to her husband. She died in 1993 at the age of 80, knowing only that the submarine on which he was a chief motor machinist’s mate, first class, had disappeared in the Bering Sea, at the far east end of the Aleutian Islands, in 1942. “She used to go to the fortune teller a lot,” said her daughter, Meryl Kretschmann, who lives in Laurel. “She would ask the fortune teller to read tea leaves. And we played with the Ouija Board a lot, her on one side and me on the other. She always asked where her husband was.” When World War II was over, and those who had been held in German and Japanese prisoner of war camps were released, Martin waited for her husband’s return. “She kept hoping that he would come home,” Kretschmann said. “He never did.” Now, perhaps, the mystery is solved. Explorers hired by the sons of Lt. Cmdr.

Mannert L. Abele, who was in command of the vessel, have found a sunken submarine about 1 mile deep in the Bering Sea that they believe is the U.S.S. Grunion. The Grunion’s crew of 70 included Carson Martin, Mildred’s husband and Kretschmann’s dad. Explorers intend to return to the site this summer, to try to get close enough to the wreckage to verify its identification. “They say that they are 95 percent sure that what they found is the Grunion,” Kretschmann said. “I am so excited, and so happy. The lesson here is, if you are looking for someone, never give up.” Carson Martin was born in Baltimore in 1909 and joined the U.S. Navy in 1927, at the age of 18. He and Mildred were married in 1930 and Kretschmann was born in 1936 in Honolulu, when her father was stationed at Pearl Harbor. By the time Kretschmann was 5, the family, including her brother, Ronald, who was born in 1932, was living in Groton, Conn. Martin was assigned to the Grunion and shipped out for Pearl Harbor, arriving

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MARCH 29 - APRIL 4, 2007 PAGE 3 June 20, 1942, just seven months after the U.S. Naval base there was attacked by the Japanese. The Grunion was ordered to go to the Bering Sea, where it was to patrol the waters between the Aleutian Islands and what was then the Japanese empire. On July 10, it was reassigned to the area north of Kiska, an island at the far eastern tip of the Aleutian chain that had been successfully invaded by the Japanese earlier that summer. According to a history of the Pacific Fleet compiled by the U.S. Navy, there were a number of enemy vessels near Kiska. On July 15, the submarine reported that it had sunk three enemy destroyers. On July 28, during a bombardment of the island by the U.S. Navy, the Grunion again attacked enemy ships and came under fire herself, but sustained no damage. On July 30, the Grunion reported heavy anti-submarine activity near Kiska. That report proved to be the vessel’s last transmission. “She was not contacted or sighted after July 30, despite every effort to do so, and on Aug. 16 was reported lost,” according to the Navy’s history. Lost with the ship was a birthday present Martin had bought for his daughter. “My mother told me that he had a purse on board that he had bought me and never had a chance to give to me,” Kretschmann said. In 2002, a citizen of Japan who was researching Japanese ships that were sunk during World War II posted information on his Web site about the Kano Maru, a Japanese destroyer that was torpedoed near Kiska on July 31. Yutaka Iwasaki indicated that the submarine that had done the torpedoing and that was subsequently shot and sunk by the Kano Maru was the Grunion. “The Grunion intended to surface and sink [the Kano Maru] by gunfire,” according to the Navy’s history. “Kano Maru had two old 8-centimeter guns on the forecastle and stern. The stern’s gun was malfunctioned by the torpedo shock, but the forecastle gun fired to the [submarine’s] periscope. Thirteen-millimeter guns on the bridge fired as well. Before the sub appeared, a fourth shot from Kano Maru hit the tower of the sub. It is thought the last of the Grunion. The attack had ceased.” Iwasaki was able to pinpoint the location where the Grunion was shot. Last summer, a team of sonar experts hired by Abele’s sons located the wreckage that they believe is that of the Grunion. Kretschmann said that she has several vivid memories of her father, including one of the last times she saw him, at Christmas 1941, when he dressed up as Santa Claus and gave her a doll. “I can remember him taking me to Sunday school, too,” she said. “He called me ‘Jitterbug.’” Shortly after the Grunion disappeared, she had a dream that she was drowning. “I called out for my dad, and it seemed that all of a sudden the skies opened up and there he was,” she said. “He said, ‘I’ll always be with you.’ I woke up and I made a pledge right then that I would never forget him.” Kretschmann was 6. Through her contacts with the National Submarine Memorial in Groton and with other family members of the Grunion crew, she feels that she is doing her best to keep her father’s memory alive. “I am leaving a legacy to my children and my grandchildren,” she said. She has two daughters and two granddaughters. “I don’t want my father forgotten,” she added. “He’s a hero. I want people to remember that. And I want people to remember his courage.”



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Teachers of the year love what they are doing Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about Laurel’s teachers of the year. Last week’s story was about Brandon Noelte, who teaches physical education at Laurel Middle School, and Linda Rubino, a kindergarten teacher at P. L. Dunbar Elementary School. By Lynn R. Parks The Laurel School District has named its five teachers of the year. From those five teachers, one from each school building, the district will select its teacher of the year, who will go on to vie for the state teacher of the year. Leroy Travers, 30, Georgetown, is the teacher of the year at North Laurel Elementary. The fourth-grade instructor has been with the district since 2000, when he graduated from Wilmington College with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. He and his wife, Melissa, have two children, Baxter, 5, and Sienna, 1 and 1/2. As a stuLeroy Travers dent at Sussex Central High School, Travers was not sure that teaching was the career for him. But his guidance counselor thought that he would make a good elementary school teacher. “In my senior year, she set me up as a mentor in the English as a second language program,” Travers said. “I really enjoyed that, and it made me see that I could do well.” Travers graduated from Sussex Central in 1994 and went to Delaware Technical and Community College, Georgetown, where he obtained his associate degree in early childhood education in 1998. In addition to that degree and his bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College, he also has a master’s degree in school administration from Wilmington College, which he earned in 2000. Travers said that his strength as a teacher is the rapport he has with students. “We seem to connect pretty well, and that facilitates a good learning environment,”

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he said. Because of that rapport, which extends beyond his classroom to students throughout the building, he said, he would someday like to be a school principal. “That way, instead of making a difference for 25 students, I could be making a difference for 500 students,” he said. Susan Pusey, the teacher of the year at Laurel Intermediate School, has no desire to be an administrator. In fact, she has no desire to leave the classroom where she has taught since she started as a teacher with the Laurel School District. “I would really be happy if I retired from this same classroom,” said the fifthgrade teacher. “I really like what I’m doing.” Pusey, 50, a 1974 graduate of Laurel High, decided that she wanted to be a teacher after a few years as a paraeducator at North Laurel Elementary. “I realized that it was something that I would be good at,” she said. “I knew that I have a good rapport with the students and it just felt right. And I could see the wonderful things that were happening in our district.” In 1994, Pusey started her studies at Wilmington College, going to class in evenings and during the summer. “I had a lot of encourageSusan Pusey ment from the teachers I was working with, and I had a lot of encouragement from my family, to pursue my dream,” she said. She finished her degree in elementary education in the summer of 1998 and started teaching at Laurel Intermediate that fall. Pusey said that her goal is to make her children feel that her classroom is a safe and nurturing place. “The kids trust me and talk to me,” she said. “I am a good listener.” She also wants to help children who are special education students and who are mainstreamed in traditional classrooms. Her first two years were as a special education teacher in a classroom that also had

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mother: “If you want to make it out there, you’ve got to do something with yourself. You can’t just sit on the couch.” So Daniel got off the couch and went to work. He first competed against other Delmar students in the school competition. Contestants could choose from hundreds of poems selected by contest officials. They had to memorize and recite two poems in the school competition. In addition, Daniel had to memorize a third poem for the state competition in case of a tie breaker. Daniel chose Langston Hughes’ “Theme for English B.” The speaker in this poem is a 22-year old college student from Harlem who is the only black male in his English class. Daniel chose this poem because he felt it related to his own family’s life when they lived in Washington, D.C. “It reminds me of the old life we used to have,” Daniel said. Daniel shifted poetic forms entirely with his second selection. “I chose the sonnet because it reminded me of ‘Casablanca,’” Daniel said. “Bogart is one of my favorite actors. He’s real cool with everything. He doesn’t overplay anything.” Daniel hopes to follow in Bogey’s footsteps and become an actor himself. His dream is to attend New York University. He credits his experience in drama class and the school play this year as the preparation he needed for the contest. “I just remembered my [drama] teacher saying, ‘You’re not a quiet person. I know you can speak louder. Let the people feel your voice.’” This advice was truly beneficial as judges looked for voice projection and articulation as part of the contest criteria. Carol Kline, Daniel’s English teacher

and Delmar’s Poetry Out Loud coordinator, coached him daily for two weeks after school in preparation for the state competition. They focused on gestures, pronunciation and stressing certain words. “I really believed he had an excellent chance to win the state competition,” Kline said. “My only concern was in not knowing exactly what the judges were looking for as far as gesturing and tone.” Daniel’s teachers and coaches have watched him grow since he moved to Delmar three years ago. Lorrie Sonnier taught Daniel English in his tenth-grade year and is now his drama teacher. “Daniel is OK with who he is,” Sonnier said. “He used to be more self-conscious. Now he’s much more open to trying new things. He’s a lot of fun.” Daniel’s basketball coach, Garland Hayward, sees the potential in Daniel as well. At the age of 12, Daniel began teaching himself basic basketball moves. “When I got to Delmar, Coach Hayward taught me more advanced moves,” Daniel said. Hayward, whose own son has Tourette’s Syndrome, has felt a special connection to Daniel. He found ways for the team to modify passes to work around Daniel’s Asperger’s. He credits Daniel’s “overall hustle and hard work ethic” for his success on the basketball team. Hayward attended the state competition to support Daniel. He was particularly impressed with his performance of Hughes’ poem. “At that moment, he was the speaker in the poem,” Hayward said. “I believe he could make it as an actor with training.” On May 1, Daniel will go back home to D.C. to compete in the national contest. “The best part is my whole family is coming to see me,” Daniel said.

Western Sussex Academy attendance at 90 percent By Mike McClure The Laurel School Board received a report on the Western Sussex Academy during its meeting last Wednesday. The board also discussed the status of the state’s No Child Left Behind bill. The Western Sussex Academy, an alternative school serving special education students, has been in the Laurel School District for eight years. The high school, with students ages 14 to 21 in grades nine through 12, has students from Laurel, Delmar, Seaford and Woodbridge. The school currently has two special education teachers, one paraprofessional and one social worker, all of whom who work with 15 students. The school’s attendance has grown from under 70 percent the first year to over 90 percent last year. A total of 11 students have graduated from the academy. During the board reports, board member Jerry White reported that the state’s No Child Left Behind bill may no longer be in effect as written after this year. “We certainly don’t want to leave any

Laurel School Board vice president Jerry White, left, presents a certificate of attendance to board member Harvey Hyland for attending a state mandated school board member financial training. Photo by Mike McClure

child behind,” White said. “We could see some change in that coming down the road.” Earlier in the meeting, board member Harvey Hyland was presented with a certificate of attendance for attending a state mandated school board member financial training session.



Business Kevin Jefferson obtains CRS status Kevin Jefferson and Sean Steward, both of Home Team Realty, have comJefferson Steward pleted a highly specialized course in the new skills involved in obtaining and servicing real estate listings, conducted by the Council of Residential Specialists of the National Association of Realtors. The class was conducted in Cambridge and is one of the required courses that must be taken by real estate agents and brokers in order to qualify for the coveted Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation. The course included techniques in seller counseling, pricing, various client servicing activities, marketing techniques and other programs designed to close sales on residential properties. Certified Residential Specialist Courses are presented in various cities throughout the United States in conjunction with the Council of Residential Specialists an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

Whayland is outstanding builder Robert C. Wheatley, president of The Whayland Company, accepted Butler Manufacturing's 2006 Award for Outstanding Sales Achievement at the Butler Building Systems Northern Region U.S. Sales Award conference held this week in Hershey, Pa. Whayland achieved cumulative sales volume more than $5 million of Butler pre-engineered buildings in 2006. The Whayland Company served as construction manager for the new Johnny Janosik World of Furniture in Laurel. The store has 216,000 square feet of floor space and is the largest furniture showroom on the East Coast, according to Janosik. Additional significant 2006 achievements include major expansions for Penco Corporation in Seaford, and Trigen Labs in Salisbury, Md. "We had a phenomenal year in 2006," said Mr. Wheatley. "The Whayland Company finds itself in a very privileged situa-

tion. We have business relationships formed from solid, long term clients, dependable subcontractors and a dedicated staff. We all share this success." The Whayland Company has several large projects scheduled for 2007 and is currently embarking on an expansion of its construction maintenance services to include Butler Re-Roofing for existing agricultural and commercial/industrial buildings on the shore.

Amy Herr joins Home Team Realty Home Team Realty is proud to announce that Amy Herr has joined the sales team. Amy Herr obtained her real estate license in 2006 with becoming a Realtor she is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Delaware Amy Herr Association of Realtors, and the Sussex County Association of Realtors. Amy resides in Seaford, Delaware with her husband, Chad, and their two children, Cody and Alexa. Prior to real estate Amy contributed to the Bridgeville community as a preschool teacher for six years and a coordinator for an after school program. She and her husband currently enjoy coaching various youth related sports, as well as mentoring the youth in their community. As active members of Living Life Fellowship Church, the Herr's also enjoy volunteering for local outreach mission programs. "I am proud to have Amy onboard and know that her charisma, character, and diligence will help her and our office to succeed in business," said Parks.

Broker Post announces marina sale Broker Post Real Estate, which is based in Seaford, has negotiated the sale of Pepper's Creek Marina: located on Piney Neck Road, Dagsboro. A local Investor, HKS 4, LLC, acquired the site consisting of 125 single-family detached lots along with 88 slips in the marina for an undisclosed price. RDM Builders will construct the Model Home. Along with the marina, the site will house a large club house over looking Pepper's Creek, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean, announced John Hanenfeld.

Heite attends photo workshop Professional photographer Lloydlee Heite recently took a day off work to attend a workshop with Doug Gordon, the lead photographer and owner of Patken Photographer Inc., from Long Island, New York, Lloydlee Heite held at Dover Downs this past week. Gordon was visiting Delaware and presenting the day-long workshop for the Professional Photographers of Delaware. His workshop focused on Cutting Edge Wedding Photography. Being in business for more than 20 years and after photographing more than 500 weddings himself, Heite is no stranger to wedding photography. "Wedding photography is just one of my many loves of photography,” says Heite. “I'm always excited when I get a chance to learn something new in photography from a talent like Doug Gordon.” "Getting a chance to train with Doug Gordon and learning his style and tech-


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Captain John Smith local events start April 2 Monday, April 2, marks the beginning of a series of events and activities in this area celebrating the 400th anniversary of Captain John Smith's exploration of the Chesapeake Bay and the Nanticoke River. This first program is sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society and the Methodist Manor House and will be at the Manor House at 7 p.m. on April 2. At this session John Page Williams, Senior naturalist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will present, "Captain John Smith's Adventures on the Nanticoke River." Williams will give an in-depth recounting of Smith's historic voyage revealing many little known facts. Williams says that Smith's maps are incredibly accurate and served as the definitive rendering of the region for nearly a century. The program is open to the public. There is no charge. For further information call Anne

Nesbitt at 628-7788. Schedule of Activities All Events are free and open to the public. Monday, April 2, at the Manor House, 7 p.m. - John Page Williams, Senior Naturalist at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will be speaking, "The history of Captain John Smith's Exploration of the Chesapeake Bay." Tuesday, April 24, at the Manor House, 7 p.m. - Darlene Antezana, History Professor at St. George's College, will be speaking, "The Real John Smith." Monday, May 7, at the Manor House, 7 p.m. - Russ McCabe, director of Delaware Public Archives, will be speaking, "The Story of the Recreation of Captain John Smith's Exploration of the Chesapeake Bay." Thursday, May 17, at the Seaford Museum, 1 p.m. - Grand Opening of Exhibit from Delaware Public Archives, "Memorabilia from 17th Century

Sussex County welcomes Smith as historic planner American author Robert Heinlein once wrote that "a generation which ignores history has no past and no future." There is no doubt that Sussex County has a Jason B. Smith rich and deep history, from Native American cultures to European settlements. It's Jason B. Smith's job as Sussex County's new historic preservation planner to make sure that history is not ignored, and thus lost for generations to come. Mr. Smith began work in mid-February in the County's Engineering Department as the advocate for all things historical. He will, among other things, review construction plans with an eye toward how they affect historic and cultural resources, as well as spearhead records management and document retention for the County government. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Smith will ensure that County construction projects for new sewer districts, for example, comply with state and federal regulations when it comes to historic preservation. It will also be up to him to work with landowners, as well as state officials, to find ways to mitigate the effects a project might have on a historic site, such as burial grounds, historic homesteads and long-lost settlements. On the surface that might

sound bureaucratic, but it's a necessary part of the construction process in making sure Sussex County's history is not simply dug up and tossed aside. "It's my role to learn as much as we can about that historic site, and protect that resource as much as reasonably possible," Smith said. "People tend to be very passionate about their history and their heritage. I've quickly discovered that in Sussex County." "There are a lot of people here whose families have been here for a number of generations, and it's important, as the county grows and evolves, that we not lose touch with that history and heritage," he said. A native of New Jersey, Smith said he was drawn to Sussex County, not just for the career opportunity, but because of the idyllic locales and the familiarity of the landscape and its people. "It reminds me a little of South Jersey, a lot of farmland and quiet communities," he said. Assistant County Engineer Russell Archut said he looks forward to Smith's work at the County, adding that sewer construction and plans to create a digital records management and retrieval system for County departments will keep him busy in the months to come. "Jason will be filling a vital role in the Engineering Department," Archut said. "Our many projects require special skills and knowledge. We believe his background in archeological and historical work, as well as his experience in other areas, makes him the perfect fit for the position."

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"Captain John Smith and Pocahontas." Tuesday, May 29, at Phillips Landing, Bethel, 11 a.m. - Dedication of Captain John Smith Monument. Wednesday, May 30, A replica of the John Smith shallop will visit the Nanticoke River Marine Park in Blades on May 30 for a commemoration of Smith’s first contact with Native Americans.

The shallop will be on display in the marina basin near the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. In addition to educational displays, curators and re-enactors from Sultana Projects, Inc. – the group from Chestertown, Md., that built the shallop replica and is retracing the 1608 voyage of the Chesapeake Bay — will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to answer questions.



Forest Service gives check to Fire School Michael Valenti, Assistant State Forestry Administrator, recently presented a check for $15,249 to the Delaware State Fire School. The funds will be used by the school for its operating budget and to facilitate training for volunteer firefighters and state agencies to handle wildland fires and cooperative prescribed burns. The ceremony was a continuation of a more than ten year partnership with the State Fire School. The money comes from the Delaware Forest Service's Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grant provided annually by the U.S. Forest Service. Delaware Secretary of Agriculture, Michael Scuse, said, "We are working together to ensure the safety of our volunteer firefighters and state agency staff. Our forests, public and private, are very important to all of us and to the wildlife that live in them. This partnership will better conserve, protect, and enhance our forests." To participate in out-of-state wildland fire assignments, firefighters must follow the national standards set by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). The Delaware Forest Service has adopted the NWCG standards for in-state prescribed burns and wildland fires. This annual funding gives the Fire School an opportunity to work with the Delaware Forest Service to provide classes to certify volunteer firefighters and state agency personnel as basic wildland firefighters (Firefighter Type II (FFT2)). In January and February of this year, 54 individuals completed classes and became nationally certified as basic wildland fire-

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fighters. Forty were volunteer firemen and 14 were Delaware State Parks' personnel. Rob Line, DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation's Natural Heritage Program Manager, said, "This is an excellent partnership. The partnership and the funding provided to the Fire School by the Delaware Forest Service gives the State Parks staff an opportunity to support

Forestry's mission and in return garner Forestry's support to better protect State Park's forestry resources. For more information on the Delaware State Fire School, contact Mike Lowe, at 302-739-4773. For more information on the Delaware Forest Service and/or the basic wildland fire training, contact Mike Valenti at 302698-4500.

Federalsburg to host annual Delmarva Chicken Festival The 58th annual Delmarva Chicken Festival returns to the Shore on June 22 and 23 in Federalsburg, Md. The show, along with other festival attractions, will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23. Admission to all festival activities is free. More than 20,000 persons are expected to attend the anticipated twoday event. Home and trade show exhibit space will be staged on the grounds at Marshy Hope Marine Park located on South Main Street in Federalsburg. Applications are being accepted from commercial vendors interested in participating in a home and trade show. Tented 10'x10' spaces will include pipe and draping, one table, and a chair. Open air spaces will measure 12'x12' and will include no amenities. Businesses and organizations wishing to showcase their products and services to a large and diverse audience are invited to participate. Show organizers stress that while the Delmarva Chicken Festival is an annual salute to the poultry industry on the Delmarva Peninsula, the event is attended by the general public and exhibitors are not limited to poultry-related businesses. The home and trade sow is being coordinated by the Federalsburg Business & Civic Association, host for the 2007 festival. For show details and applications, contact home and trade show chairman Dan Swann at 410754-5989.

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Cookbook takes southern cooking to sophisticated heights Editor’s note: After nearly 10 years writing anonymously for The Star, Loretta Knorr is including her name and photo with her Practical Gourmet column. We are pleased that she has agreed to let us divulge her identity. The Lee Brothers have something to crow about. Matt and Ted are food writers for the New York Times whose southern cookbook has been nominated for cookbook of the year by both the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Cooking Professionals (IACP). No small accomplishment. Subtitled, “Stories and Recipes for Southerners and WouldBe Southerners,” the book tells of how the brothers, while living in Charleston, triumphed over their northern roots and learned to “cook southern.” Classic recipes are taken to new heights with a cooking style that has been described as simple, yet sophisticated. Perfect examples are the two recipes below. Every southerner knows about Ambrosia. This ubiquitous salad calls for canned tangerine segments, canned pineapple chunks, marshmallows, shredded coconut and mayonnaise. This food of the gods has been described as “a salad created for someone who’d rather eat dessert first.” The Lee brothers’ take is a contrast in texture and color with a delicate herbal flavor. A New Ambrosia Serves 4. This is great paired with anything fried or spicy. It may also be a salad

The Practical Gourmet By Loretta Knorr course when scooped over a small bed of arugula or other greens. For the salad: 1 large grapefruit, supremed (white membrane cut away from segments) 1 large navel orange, supremed 3/4 cup chopped celery (about 2 stalks) 1 and 1/4 cups finely diced Haas avocado (about 1 avocado) 1 and 1/2 cups seeded and chopped cucumber (about 1 large cucumber) 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced For the dressing: 2/3 cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 garlic clove, mashed to a puree 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh tarragon 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut (if unsweetened is unavailable, use 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sweet-

ened shredded coconut) 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper In a large bowl, combine all the salad ingredients. In a medium bowl, whisk the buttermilk, the lime juice and olive oil until blended. Whisk in the garlic puree, tarragon, coconut, salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss. If you wish, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 1 hour to cool the salad and allow the flavors to meld. Toss again before serving, and serve with a slotted spoon. Named for the town of Frogmore, S.C., the following stew is famous in the Low Country when the shrimp and blue crab seasons overlap. Sometimes known as low country boil, it’s a one-pot wonder of whole, shell-on shrimp, split crabs, corn on the cob, and smoked sausages in a seafood broth. Matt and Ted offer the original but their variation takes this dish from rustic to elegant. Frogmore Stew Serves 6 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, peanut oil, or canola oil 1 and 1/2 pounds smoked pork sausage, Cajun andouille, or kielbasa, cut on the bias into 1 and 1/2-inch pieces 2 Serrano, Thai, or other dried red chilies, trimmed, slit down their sides, seeded, and flattened

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cut into 1-inch dice 3 ears fresh corn, cut into 6 pieces 6 whole canned plum tomatoes, drained and crushed 2 pounds large headless shrimp (26-30 per pound), shells on 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced, for garnish Heat the oil in an 8-quart stockpot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Add the sausage. (Don’t overcrowd the pot; if you have a narrow-bottomed stockpot, cook the sausage in batches.) Sear until golden brown along the sides, then turn and brown on another side, about 6 minutes total. Remove with tongs and reserve in a medium bowl. Add the chilies and gently toast in the oil and sausage fat until they discolor and Named for the town of Frogmore, S.C., release some of their fragrance, about 30 Frogmore Stew is famous in the Low Country when the shrimp and blue crab seconds on each side. Add the celery and seasons overlap. onion and cook until softened, about 6 minutes. With a cleaver (or with your hands), Add 2 cups broth to the pot. Using a split each crab down the middle and drop wooden spoon, stir in tight circles, scrapboth halves in the stew. Repeat until all ing up any caramelized brown bits from the crabs have been returned to the pot. the bottom. Bring the broth to a boil and Add the potatoes and continue to cook boil until reduced by one quarter, about 6 until they have softened a bit but are not minutes. yet fork-tender, about 10 minutes. Add the Pour the remaining 6 cups broth into corn, tomatoes and reserved sausage, the pot. Add the shrimp boil, salt and bay along with any juices it may have releaves, and cover. leased, cover, and inWhen the broth crease the heat to In ‘Stories and Recipes for simmers, turn the medium-high. Southerners and Would-Be heat to medium-low, When the stew uncover, and simmer Southerners,’ classic recipes are comes to a vigorous vigorously while you taken to new heights with a cook- simmer, reduce the clean the crabs. ing style that has been described heat to low, uncover, Using tongs, drop and continue to simas simple, yet sophisticated. 2 live crabs at a time mer gently for 10 into the simmering minutes, or until the broth and cook until tine of a fork easily pierces the potatoes. their shells turn bright orange, about 2 Add the crabmeat, if using, and the minutes. Transfer the crabs to a colander shrimp, stir to distribute them throughout set in the sink and run cold water over the stew, and simmer about 3 minutes them. Add the next 2 live crabs to the pot more, or until the shrimp are pink and and repeat until all the crabs have been cooked through. cooked. For optimal flavor, refrigerate for 24 As each cooked crab becomes cool hours, then reheat the stew gradually, over enough to handle, remove the face (the medium-low heat, stirring frequently to strip on the front that encompasses the prevent scorching. Serve in large bowls, eyes and the mouth) with kitchen scissors. garnished with the lemon slice. Then slip your thumb in the gap created Variation: A little too rustic for you? between the top and bottom shells and Make Frogmore Stew for a sophisticated pull off the top shell, exposing the feathaffair with these short steps: ery gills. • Cut the corn from the cobs before Discard the top shell and the gills. adding the corn to the pot; Turn the crab over and slide the tip of a • Peel the shrimp (and devein them, if knife beneath where the cape of shell tayou prefer) before adding them to the pot pers to a point; lift the bottom shell off • After you add the shrimp, add one and discard. (If you find any orange crab pound of lump crabmeat and omit the split roe, add it to the pot.) crabs.







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In Delaware, there are over 3,500 permitted food establishments that prepare and serve food to the public. Most of these are inspected twice a year using the State of Delaware Food Code, a science-based regulation similar to the national model from the US Food and Drug Administration. The inspections assure the food is being handled properly from preparation through serving. Inspectors observe kitchen worker's food handling practices, make sure equipment is working properly, take food temperatures, inspect refrigerators and storage areas, and measure water temperatures and sanitizer levels.

If a problem is found, the manager is shown the correct procedure. • Unsafe food sources - food not processed by a regulated, inspected plant • Inadequate cooking - food not cooked to required temperature • Improper holding - food not kept hot or cold enough before served • Contaminated equipment - unsanitized food services • Poor personal hygiene - improper hand washing The online report shows the date of the most recent food safety inspection and which Food Code "critical" requirements, if any, were out-of-compliance at the time of the inspection.

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Treasurer urges SSI recipients to use direct deposit As the United States Senate declares March "Go Direct" month to spotlight the safety and security benefits of direct deposit for Social Security payments, Delaware State Treasurer Jack Markell urges those Delawareans who receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) checks to sign up for direct deposit through the Go Direct! campaign. "Identity theft, check fraud and other financial crimes affect millions of Americans every year," Markell said. "However, there are safeguards that people can put in place to increase their financial safety such as choosing direct deposit."

The Delaware Go-Direct! campaign, launched in 2006 as a partnership between the Office of the State Treasurer and the U.S. Department of the Treasury works to ensure that all Delaware Social Security beneficiaries know about, understand and use direct deposit. "A recent survey shows that financial crime is a widespread concern with four in 10 saying that they either have been victims of identity theft or know someone who has," Markell stated referring to a national survey conducted by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Management Service of 1,003 adults age 18

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Delmar Middle & Senior High School Grade 12 Merit Honor Roll - Autumn Austin, Corey Basch, Terri DeBarry, Lauren Driscoll, Amanda Gonzalez, Danielle Horseman, Kevin Johnson, Jill Klaverwelden, Anna Kliver, Camila Neves, Bruce Roberts, Melanie Sonnier, Brittany Stewart, Mick Tindall, Erin Tingle, Caitlyn

Twilley. Grade 12 Honor Roll - Brooke Boothe, Jameson Brinck, Bryan Brobst, Mackenzie Byers, Roxanna Clarke, Samantha D'Armi, Jenson Dennard, Jessica Didomenicis, Danielle Disharoon, Daniel Foster, Lauren Harrison, Katlyn Hearn, Jalesa Hull, L'Asia Johnson, Bethany Kleiser, Marquis Leatherbury, Jason Lynch, John Midgette, Shontale Moore, Brent Murrell, Janine Peppler, Amber Prettyman, Caroline Robertson, Devan Scott, Munnay Sharp, Amanda Stubbs, Melinda Wheatley. Grade 11 Merit Honor Roll - Jason Adkins, Patrick Beale, Kristin Brannock, John Weston Breda, Katie Conner, Shane Cronk, Till Eble, Taylor Hill, Aaron Jones, Lydia Newberry, Megan Reed, Scott Slavens, Kaitlyn Smith, Joshua Vincent. Grade 11 Honor Roll - Brandon Anderson, Kasaie Causey, Jordan Cropper, William Cropper III, Brooke Hearn, Donald Mathis, Katie McMahon, Ashley Roberts, Kylene Shupe, Erin Thomas, Justin Thomas, Carley Whaley, Megan Wilkinson. Grade 10 Merit Honor Roll - Gabrielle Andrade, Elise Breda, Shawn Briddell, Kylie Gress, William Griswold, Chloe Hurley, Brian Lowe, Christina Majors, Kelsey Murrell, Amanda Russo, Megan Spindler, R. Tyler Thompson, Ashlie Walter, Sarah Wilber, Carolyn Zimmerman. Grade 10 Honor Roll - Rachael Adkins, Olivia Baker, Sarah Benny, David Bradshaw, Caitlyn Cooper, Mallory Cornelius, Kelsey Dickerson, J. Ryan Disharoon, Kyle Dixon, Kevin Forse, Meghan Gordy, Kathleen Grove, Amanda Holt, Alexis Hurley, Tia Johnson, Dylan Layfield, Tyler Manchin, Andrew Merrill, Jordan Rowland, Aaron Shaver, Leroyal Stancell, Deneen Trader-Johnson, Melanie Twilley, Francis VanGessel, Katie Whitelock, Shannon Wilson, Scott Wroten. Grade 9 Merit Honor Roll - Megan Beach, Casey Bellamy, Heather Conaway, Mallory Elliott, Chelsea Hudson, Jacob Ludermann, Kevin Nichols, Christina Parsons, Brinkley Rayne, Sara Shaw, S. Olivia Smith, Ryan Thomas, Kayla Threlfall, Alison Tingle, Megan Warren, Dillon Wien. Grade 9 Honor Roll - Jazmine Brown, Morgan Brown, Amanda Campbell,

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PAGE 13 lor Elliott, Samantha Johnson, Dillon Koval, Danielle McWilliams, Matthew Miller, Alexandria Phippin, Alexis Smith, Donya Smith. Grade 7 Honor Roll - Kendra Bailey, Ashley Bennett, Chelsea Brown, Courtney Bunting, Sha'Lynn Chandler, Shawn Conaway, Courtney Cooper, Erika Downes, Terontae Fisher, Hailey Fretz, Caitlin Frey, Parth Gadani, Shelby Hanley, Mollie Hearn, Connor Hill, Cody Holland, Tawni Hollers, Rockell Jackson, Tevin Jones, Arelina Juarez-Gonzalez, Brittanie Kelly, Brady Layfield, Kevin Leatherbury, Christina Lehman, Tori Luff, Martina Major, Taylor, Malcom, Justin McCain, Jerosalee Medico, Nadeen Moustafa, Raven Neubert, Adwoa Nyame, Samantha Parsons, Cody Penrod, Danielle Pettingill, Christopher Raglin, Jessica Rickards, Christina Stehl, Alex Thompson, Carl VanGessel, Zachary Vetra, Kerry Ward, Danielle Williams, Rebecca Witzke, Katherine Zerillo. Grade 6 Merit Honor Roll - Patricia Blair, Victoria Blewitt, Marissa Bradley, Ashley Brobst, Alyxandria Chaivre, David Goslee, Bridgette Hamilton, Stevonté Hayes, Da Kim, Carly Lucas, Melinda Matos, Jayme Melvin, Maegan Mercier, Eric Messick, Jared Messick, Bethany Parsons, Mila Simon, Brooke Spicer, Jessica Walter. Grade 6 Honor Roll - Austin Anderson, Thomas Barlow, Christine Baum, Joshua Bell, Brittany Bennett, Caroline Brannock, Amoré Buonopane, Kristina Carey, John Dayton, Jordan Dykes, Morgan Edwards, Joshua Elliott, Keyana Gaines, Tara Hopkins, Savanna Howard, Caleb Hunter, Amber Kirby, Ronald Knight, Holly Larmore, Hunter Lecates, Jenny Lee, Amanda Mahan, Amanda Malone, Kieman Maloney, Matthew Martel, Stephen McGoogan, Lisa

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Seaford High School Second Quarter -2006-2007 Distinguished Honor Roll Grade 9 - James Thomas Betts, Nathan Brock, Melvin Edward Cannon III, Emily Katherine Clough, Robert D. Davis, Phillip Matthew Demott, Meredith M. Dempsey, Kristen Nicole Eckhardt, Maria Alejandra Febles-Fourquet, Timothy Mark Oscar Fields, Timothy Lee Hall, Raymond J. Herman, Kelsey Marie Hoch, Jennifer Marie Hoffman, Tyler Newton Hughes, Alex James Layton, Gregory Lee Mayer, Joseph Adam Mitchell, Tuyet-Nhung Thi Nguyen, Elizabeth A. Perciful, Haley Eizabeth Quillen, Alison Ann Schwinn, Ryan Curtis Shockley, Jacqueline N. Torkelson, Jennifer Valle, Kathryn Werner, Erin Elizabeth Wootten. Grace 10 - Sarah E. Anthony, Jullian Marie Armiger, Zachary Noah Cain, Cassandra L. Cannon, Hilary Tull Cooper, Thomas Christopher D'Armi, Daniel Joseph Demott, Deandre Malcom Dickerson, Anna Francis Duryea, Aubrey Jean Hastings, Nicholas Ryan Hunt, Megan Elizabeth Jones, Kelly E. Kimpton, Matthew Burton Lank, Clayton Adam Lester, Jordan McGee, Kathryn Elizabeth McMullen, Kirk James Neal, Emily Ann Nielson, Spencer David Noel, Alejandra Perez, Hendrik Arie Phillips, Joshua Michael Smith, Taylor Kristina Swain, Emily Lynn Wheatley, Emily Elizabeth Whitaker, Brian Anthony Wright, Shannon Renee Wright. Grade 11 - Jenna Allen Adkins, Jessica Ann Bird, Olivia Ann Bradham, Ryan H. Budke, Sarah Carrick, Antonio Fascelli, Andrew Joel Halter, Sean Hubbard, Lindsay Anne James, Page Sara Johnson, Sephanie Nicole Jones, Shalanda Lawson, Trevor A. Lee, Jessica Brooke McGee, Stephanie Markel Pauley, Gernie L. Purnell Jr., Ashly Rayne, Tara Ann-Elizabeth Reagan, Kelsey Riggleman, Erin Elizabeth Taylor, Drew Thomas Venables, Caitlin Ruth Wasson, Kyle Joseph Waugh, Katie

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Delmarva Christian High School Delmarva Christian High School recently completed the first trimester. The following freshmen have earned a grade point average of 93.0 or above and have been placed on the DCHS Honor Roll: Annelouise Bernard, Stephanie Barry, Sarah Betts, Joshua Carter, Philip Gordon, Rachel Grant, Lauren Henry, Emily Pentoney, and Jessica Zoch. DCHS Honor Roll sophomores include Caleb Craig, Kolby Dukes, John Hale, Lindsey Headley, Keri Hudson, Chloe Johnson, Kevin Mathews, Jeffrey Mohr, Kaitlin Nathan, and Julie Ruse. Following are juniors who have earned DCHS Honor Roll awards: Kiri Allen, Dustin Andersen, Rachel Craig, Bryan Daudt, Michael DiGiacoma, Hannah Dukes, Kent Embleton, Rachael Koch, Rachel Lins, and Fallon Rice. Also earning a grade point average of

93.0 or above and earning placement on the DCHS Honor Roll are seniors Kelly Cahill, Tyler Chaney, Alisa Fowler, Lewis Gebhart, Sarah Gooss, Brittany Hazzard, Jisun Kim, Sarah Larson, Jennifer Niziolek, Jessica Spicer, Amber Sweigart, and Rachel Wootten.

Epworth Christian School Mrs. Ivy Bonk, principal of Epworth Christian School, has announced the Honor Roll for this year's second quarter. "A" Honor Roll - High Honors First Grade (Mrs. Bryant) - Olivia Berger, Liam Catron, Raelynn Ferencsik, Olivia Kane, Lily Klepac, Alexis LaFreniere, Alyssa Layton, Caleb McFarlin, Jerrica Robertson, Joshua Rockwell, Camryn Thompson. Second Grade (Mrs. Harmon) - Kelly Allen, Brandon Bradshaw, Corey Evans, Gabrielle Hastings, Mackenzie Hawkins, Michal LaFreniere, Shelby LaPlant, Cody O'Ferrall, Jennie Parsons, Moriah Reid, Daisy Tillman, Andrea Timmons, Jared Willey. Third grade (Mrs. Jones) - Kyle Atkinson, Angela Baker, Logan Fluharty, Andrew Hill, Alexis Holston, Coleman James, Sarah Klepac, Rimmon Mall, Joseph Phillips, Seth Slacum, Kristen Smith, Laurie Wroten. Fourth Grade (Mrs. Bynes) - Renee Adams, Angela Agapito, Logan Downes, Matthew Dykstra, Cassie Gordon, Robert Hazel, Makayla Hearn, Caroline Kerins, Bailey Kinnikin, Mackenzie Kinnikin, Carol Anne McFarlin, Jeffrey Munro, Alexandra Murphy, Julie Parsons, Abe Wharton. Fifth Grade (Mrs. Pusey) - Andrew Jones, Carissa Jones, Cassandra Kerins, Timothy Phillips. Sixth Grade (Mrs. Kerins) - Travis An-

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Laurel Intermediate School Fifth Grade Honor Roll Ms. Dolan/Ms. Matino - David Chandradat (All A's), Carol Elliott (All A's), Tyler Butler, Jamal El Ayoubi, Allison Farris, Matthew Fuller, Hannah Lankford, Daniel Odham, Nicole Shirey, Chris Short, Chad Stiegler, Shannon Webber, Erius West. Mr. Moyer - Corey Mitchell (All A's), Vanessa Monsalve (All A's), Natalie Sava (All A's), Jacob Adkins, Sam Ash, Alex Bennington, Ronnie Edwards, Colby Pfleger, Ryan Reeves, Hayley Thomas. Ms. Oliver - Gaby Culver (All A's), DeEnna Wedding (All A's), Nicholas Bennett, Selena Carreno, Martel Clark, Leigh Ann Elze, Deviney Johnson, Ben Miller, Carlos Ramirez, Sallie Rash, Leslie Riggleman, Erlin Rivera, Devin Robertson, Cassidy Shockley, Whitney Toadvine, Eric Wharton. (All A's). Ms. Pugh - Nathan Crum (All A's), Maura Cerra, Jake Furbush, Colin Hearn, Heidi Hernandez-Dias, Shane Major, Kylie Meadows. Mrs. Pusey - Alyssa Givens (All A's), Melissa Shevitz (All A's), Brittany Adkins, Ra'E Kwan Deshields, Patrice Horsey, Patrick Litleton, Carlos Medrano, Taylor Parker, Hannah Ritchie, Kylynn Timmons, Ali Warrington. Mr. Swain - Sara Ellis (All A's), Marisa Lowe (All A's), Dustin Allen, Harley Cannon, Kaitlin Holland, Summer Quackenbush. Mrs. Thielemann/Mr. Voss - Faith Adkins (All A's), Alexa Fetty (All A's), Breanna Phulesar (All A's), DaQuan Bailey, Christian Ellsworth, Tyler Jump, Katelyn Lukens Shanda Mann, Kellsie Moore, Jaime Orellana-Santos, Brandon Steele. Fifth Grade Gold Card Ms. Dolan/Ms. Matino - David Chandradat, Jamal El Ayoubi, Carol Elliott, Allison Farris, Hannah Lankford, Nicole Shirey, Christopher Short, Chad Stiegler, Shannon Webber, Erius West. Mr. Moyer - Jacob Adkins, Sampson


Ash, Alex Bennington, Ronald Edwards, Cole Gullett, Corey Mitchell, Vanessa Monsalve, Colby Pfleger, Natalie Sava, Elijah Snead, Hayley Thomas, Jeremy Wheatley. Ms. Oliver - Nicholas Bennett, Selena Carreno, Martel Clark, Kelsey Cline, Megan Cooper, Gabrielle Culver, Alexis Echnoz, Leigh Ann Elzey, Deviney Johnson, Jonathan Lopez, Benjamin Miller, Sallie Rash, Leslie Riggleman, Devin Robertson, Cassidy Rogers-Shockley, Whitney Toadvine, DeEnna Wedding, Eric Wharton, NyJa Winder. Mrs. Pugh - Maura Cerra, Faith Cropper, Sarah Joe Cropper, Nathan Crum, Jake Furbush, Colin Hearn, Janet Hernandez, Heidi Hernandez-Dias, Shane Major, Tessa Mathis, Kylie Meadows, Justin Taylor. Mrs. Pusey - Chantal Armwood, Ra'E Kwan Deshields, Alyssa Givens, Patrice Horsey, Destiny Layton, Patrick Littleton, Carlos Medrano, Taylor Parker, Hannah Ritchie, Melissa Shevitz, Marvin Vasquez. Mr. Swain - Cole Calloway, Harley Cannon, Sara Ellis, Kaitlin Holland, Marisa Lowe, Ronald Milligan, Andrea Parker, Melissa Quackenbush, Summer Quackenbush, Christian Ridenour, Tonisha Strand. Mrs. Thielemann/Mr. Voss - Faith Adkins, Shanegan Cannon, Christian Ellsworth, Alexandria Fetty, Nathaniel Hawley, Tara Holloway, Joshua James, Da'Najah Johnson, Katelyn Lukens, Shanda Mann, Kellsie Moore, Jaime OrellanaSantos, Jonnie Petuya, Breanna Phulesar, Jan Ramirez, Brandon Steele. Sixth Grade Honor Roll Mr. Barnes - Teshree Chandradat, Tanza Feathers, Shawn O'Neal. Mrs. Bice - Bryce Bristow (All A's), Alexandra Carreno (All A's), Samantha Dykes (All A's), Jacob Bradley. Mrs. Bowden/Ms. Palmer - Alexandra Hale (All A's), Erin Hastings (All A's), Emily Lance (All A's), Garrett Whaley (All A's), Habiba Anjum, Alex Hastings, Kyle Hastings, C.J. Jester, Ashley Jump, Jordan Justice, Tayler Miller, Katie Schieferstein. Mrs. Davis - Cailin Fraticelli (All A's), Morgan Slavin (All A's), Brittany Creppon, Bradley Hastings, Haley Layton, Austin Suit, Emma Torres, Ashley Wise. Mr. Hearn - Caitlin Cook (All A's), Sarah Lynch, Daylin McCausland, Maria Menard. Mrs. Spicer - Caine Collins (All A's), Jessica Thomas (All A's), Joey Yawn (All A's), Tyler Bradley, Taylor Hearn, Cathy Lathbury, Brenda Penn, Erik Sweet, Matt Trivits, Bryce Wharton. Mrs. Whaley/Ms. Kieper - Logan Green (All A's), Ciera Lewis (All A's), Amanda Sava (All A's), Joey Skerstad (All

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Dillon Lewis, Lakia Oney, Amanda Ryan, Amanda Sava, Joseph Skerstad, Derek Wallace, Seth Whaley, Adam White, Grace Wood.

Laurel Middle School 7th Grade All A 's Stephanie Dukes, Patra Silvia, Sunghoon Kang, Sudesh Singh, Cassidy Taylor, Arnell Puckham, Erin Johnson, Briauna Taylor 7th Grade A&B Kristen Brown, Traci Butler, Walterica Charles, Aleah Jumarally, Zeb Petrea, Gavin Short, Anthony Taylor, Breanna Wise, Garrett Anderson, Alexander Ash, Brooke Faulkner, Jermaine Harris, Megan Hayes, Meghan Worster, Lucas Acosta, Ricky Bautista, Terronce Brown, Coty Hlinka, Staci Layton, Ashley Marvel, Kristine Phulesar, Elizabeth Waite, Kevandre Batson, Glen Huffman, Jazimine Lebarron, Amanda McGarvey, Noelle Rash, Kaitlynn Ritchie, Elizabeth Sisk, Tangee Taylor, Phillip Tonelli, Katara Deputy, Justin Kernodle, Elizabeth Mancini, Heather Melvin, Justin Stevenson, Ravi Vandeyar, Cory Cutsail, Erin Eudy, Marrissa Graham, Travis Griffith, Ian Lankford, Trene Maddox, Justin Metz. 8th Grade All A's Drew Pianka, Angela Wilson 8th Grade A & B Erica Adkins, Ana Mara AlvaradoIbarra, Dylan Bratten, Dayanara Casiano, Kelsey Eskridge, DaYoung Kang, Kristina Metz, Samantha Yatuzis, Aneela Anjum, Christina Chambers, Joe McGinnis, Buddy Messick, Kayla Miller, Erin Reynolds, Autumn Stevens, Daniel Wang, Charles McClelland, Brandon Thompson, Bethany Bell, Torrey Edwards, Katina Espenlaub, Alyssa Francus, Gaby Gomez, Ameena Ju-

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Seaford Christian Academy A Honor Roll Kindergarten - Cline Broussard, Hanna Davis, Sarah Layton, Emily Wallach, Caleb Ward, Allison Wheatley. Grade 1 - Sydney Beard, Alexis Cooper, Tatum Frye, Austin Kapela, Brielynn Messey, Makayla Rembold. Grade 3 - Marina Boyd, Branagh James, Morganne Partyka, Rachel Piper, Megan Rembold, Megan Weinreich. Grade 4 - Bethany Hutchins. Grade 5 - Neil Beck, Sydney James. Grade 6 - Jenna Bradley, Caitlin Smith. Grade 8 - Tianna Hutchins, Allison Todd. Grade 9 - Jalissa Jenkins, Martie Phillips, Philip Wands. Grade 11 - Megan Kiser. B Honor Roll Kindergarten - Jaela Beckett, Austen Cave, Thane Keim, Jocob Smarte, Abigail Wile. Grade 1 - Gregory Bee, Kaitllyn Bishop, Nicholas Bounds, Cassidy Boyd, Joshua Bredbenner, Michael Carannante, Madeline Christopher, Mitchell Christopher, Zaxhary Dickenson, Hunter

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Delmar library suffering shortfall in annual budget By Mike McClure The Delmar Joint Council received a report from representatives of the Delmar Public Library on its future plans and current budgetary problems during the council’s monthly meeting on Monday, March 26. The council also held a pair of public hearings on Maryland issues. Dr. Wayne Bastian, president of the Delmar Public Library Commission, reported that the library has a shortfall in its budget due to a decrease in funding from Sussex County. The library, which has

4,600 users including 1,832 in Delmar, Md., does not receive funds from the state of Maryland or Wicomico County. The library does not charge Delmar, Md., residents a $15 user fee, something it charges non-Delmar residents who have a card there. Bastian said the library does not want to charge the fee to Delmar, Md., residents, but he also doesn’t plan on spending more money than the organization receives. The library has funds set aside for a new building, for which it needs to raise $1 million. Bastian said it could use some

Wildcat band could have new uniforms by this fall By Daniel Richardson Delmar music teacher David Smith gave a presentation to the Delmar School Board Tuesday, March 20, on the need for new band uniforms. Smith explained that the current uniforms are now 11 years old and beginning to show wear. According to Smith, the uniforms were meant to last only 10 years. One of Smith's main concerns, aside from the fact that the uniforms are visibly worn, is that the students seem to be bigger than in the past and fitting students into the uniforms is not always an easy task. Smith told the board that one uniform recently had to be specially ordered for a student. The uniform took months to come in and cost the school more than $400. The board looked at a uniform that Smith had made according to his design. Still to be decided are the design of a patch that will go on the uniform and of the hat. The students will have some input in the design of the patch and hat, but Smith will ultimately make the final decision.

"It's best for me to listen, then make my own decision," Smith said. Two other uniform companies will be asked to make sample uniforms identical to the prototype viewed by the board. A seamstress will take all three sample uniforms and test them for durability and quality. Which company will make the uniforms will be based on quality and cost. Smith estimated the cost of the uniforms at nearly $400 each, and the school will need about 100 uniforms. As board member Joanne Gum put it, "In essence we are looking at $40,000." The board has asked Smith to go through the comparison process and come back with a more precise dollar figure. Some fundraising will have to be done as a portion of the money will need to be raised from the community. Smith expects that, pending board approval and finances, the uniforms would be available for students early in the fall.

Laurel’s Dog Day will include football reunion On Saturday, March 31, the Laurel Alumni Association will sponsor its first annual “Dog Day,” to be held at the Laurel Middle School Field House and football field. The festivities will begin at 10 a.m. with a free sports cards show and silent auction in the field house. Local service organizations will be providing food concessions in the area between the field house and the football field, and the highlight of the day will be a reunion of Laurel Bulldog football teams from the past 70 years. All members of any Laurel high football team are invited to meet at the football field at noon, to be recognized as teams on the football field. The returning team with the most members attending the reunion will have a scholarship named and presented in their honor at this year's Laurel Alumni Association scholarship banquet in May, and a competition between

teams is also being planned (who will win bragging rights?). The Laurel Alumni Association decade chairmen will be contacting representatives from the teams in an effort to make as many former players as possible aware of this reunion. At 1 p.m., the "Dog Day Cow Cash" cow drop will be held on the football field, and two prizes will be awarded this year: Grand prize is $2,500 cash, and a weekend get-away will be awarded to the runner up. Tickets for the Cow Cash are $10, and all proceeds benefit the Laurel Alumni Association scholarship fund. For more information, contact John Downes (a former Bulldog quarterback and past president of LAA) at 875-8304 or 875-4538.

of the money set aside for the building to help with the $80,000 needed to meet the current operational budget. “We’d hate to cut our services,” Bastian told the council. According to a space needs assessment prepared for the library last summer, there were 45,702 visits to the library in 2005. The report estimated that the service population in Maryland and Delaware would reach 15,638 in 2006 and 17,219 in 2011. The Delmar (Md.) Commission held a public hearing on the proposed real estate tax rate in that side of town. Under the proposal the tax rate will stay the same as last year (.676 per $100 of assessed value), but the anticipated growth will bring the town $63,000 in extra assessment value. The commission voted, 5-0, to keep the rate the same. The commission also held a public hearing on a proposed annexation of 28,000 square feet of land in Delmar, Md., owned by Acorn Land LLC. The land, located on the west side of town near Wood Creek, will probably be used for townhouses. The planning and zoning commission has not received a concept plan from the developers. Acorn Land LLC will have to go through the planning and zoning commission for anything other than its R4 zoning, which permits single family residences. Some residents said the Wood Creek area is already overpopulated with houses. Commissioner Carl Anderton said allowing the annexation would give the town a say on how the land is used as well as providing a tax benefit. The commission voted, 5-0, in favor of the annexation. Chris Walter appeared before the Del-

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mar (Del.) Joint Council regarding the agreement between the town and the Delmar Revitalization Committee to make the organization a town committee (like parks and recreation). Walter implemented all of the council members’ proposed changes, but he questioned why the committee had to hold monthly financial meetings when other committees are not required to do so. “We wanted to be treated like all the other committees,” said Walter. “If I’m asked a question I want to be able to answer it,” Council member Diane Buckley said. The Joint Council agreed to require all town committees to provide minutes and treasurer’s reports from their meetings. The Council also voted, 8-0, to accept the Delmar Revitalization agreement. Earlier in the meeting, the council and commission approved the following proclamations: March is Red Cross Month (Delaware and Maryland); April is Municipal Government Works month (Maryland), and April is Fair Housing month (Maryland and Delaware). The two bodies also approved a proclamation honoring Thomas Lee Latham, a native of Delmar, Md., who was killed March 11 in Iraq. Town manager Sara Bynum-King reported that the town is still looking for a public works director. The town hired someone to fill the position, but he later declined the offer to pursue another position. The town is accepting applications through March 30. Buckley also announced that the 31st Day in the Park will take place on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The rain date is Saturday, June 16.

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Lynda Messick honored by Red Cross for volunteer work At the Delaware Women's Conference on March 3, at the University of Delaware, Red Cross volunteer Lynda Messick received the 2007 Impact Your Community Award. As an American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula volunteer since 2001, Ms. Messick has shown a true dedication to both the local Red Cross chapter and the national Red Cross. She has assisted locally when disaster strikes, working in disaster shelters as needed. She also gave up a week's vacation to help the victims of the Hurricane Charlie in Florida in 2005. During non-disaster times, Ms. Messick is often called upon to be a Red Cross media spokesperson for Southern Delaware, an ambassador to businesses in this region and by providing insight and leadership to chapter-wide committees. As a Sussex County business leader, Ms. Messick has proactively taken the role of ambassador for our local Red Cross chapter. She has conducted many radio and television interviews, educated the public about the need of being prepared, the work we do locally and our need for funding. She has worked to understand our mission, which is her mission, and communicates this mission very effectively. She was a vital part of the success of

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April 25 declared Red Hat Day Governor Ruth Ann Minner, Lt. Governor, John Carney Jr. of Delaware and Mayor James Ford of Lewes have declared April 25, 2007 as Red Hat Day in Delaware. The Red Hat Society began on April 25, 1998 in Fullerton, California, with the gift of a red hat by it's founder Sue Ellen Cooper to her friend, Linda Murphy. The hat symbolized their decision to greet middle age with verve, humor, and élan. Underneath the frivolity, they share a bond of affection and a genuine enthusiasm for wherever life takes them next. For the Ladies of the Red Hat Society, turning the big 5-0 is a reason to celebrate. Each Chapter, who has it's own queen,

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People Banks, Gabel married at St. John’s Amber Leigh Banks, Seaford, and Christopher Adam Gabel, Georgetown, were married June 17, 2006, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Seaford. The bride is the daughter of C. Gale Banks, Seaford, and the late Alvin T. Banks. She is the granddaughter of Robert T. Murphy, Eldorado, Md., and the late Ida Murphy. The groom is the son of Jerry and Rosemary Figgs and Greg Gabel and Nancy Denham, Georgetown. He is the grandson of Herbert and Liz Gabel, Georgetown, and Norman Figgs, Millsboro. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Boyd Etter. Poetry and scripture were read by Traci Murphy, aunt of the bride. The organ was played by Ralph Holland. The bride wore a Private Label by G Signature strapless gown, white with silver crystals, pearls and rhinestones. Satin ribbons tied to make an open back. Matron of honor was Erica Beck, Granbury, Texas, friend of the couple. Bridesmaids were Amber Hurley and Brittany Smith, friends from Seaford, and Jaime Scott, friend from Laurel. Junior bridesmaid was Shelby Murphy, the bride’s cousin, Eldorado. The flower girl was Emma Murphy, the bride’s cousin, Eldorado. The best man was Joseph Beck of Granbury, Texas, friend of the couple. Groomsmen were Ben Hudson, friend from Laurel, Josh Plummer, friend from

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McDorman birth announced Sarah E. Wootten and Matthew McDorman of Laurel announce the birth of their son, Quinn Isaac McDorman, on March 20, 2007, at Beebe Hospital in Lewes. Quinn was born at 7:40 a.m., weighing 8 pounds 9 ounces. He was 22 inches long. His paternal grandparents are Susan Bradford of Willards, Md., and John Mc-

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News items may be mailed to the Seaford and Laurel Star, 628 W. Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973. Or they may be faxed to 629-9243. Seaford Boy Scout Troop 381, under the leadership of Marty Rutter, took home first place in the weekend-long Delmarva Council Boy Scout Klondike Derby.

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CHURCH BULLETINS April 5 Maundy Thursday Services Seaford United Methodist Ministries announces the following churches will hold Maundy Thursday services on April 5 at the following times and locations: Concord UMC, 7 p.m.; Gethsemane UMC, 7 p.m.; John Wesley UMC, and Mt. Hope UMC, at Agape Love (ABC Daycare in Federalsburg, MD) 7 p.m.; Mt. Olivet UMC, 7 p.m.; St. John's UMC, 8 p.m., followed by a 15 hour prayer vigil; Wesley UMC, 7 p.m.; Woodland UMC, 7:30 p.m.

Rev. Timothy Wright John Wesley United Methodist Church presents Rev. Timothy Wright, "The Godfather of Gospel Music". The Rev. will be accompanied by the New York Mass Choir. The event will be at Seaford High School, Market St. on Saturday, March 31, at 6 p.m. $20 donation is suggested. Children ages 0-5, free; 6-12, $10; and 13 and up, $20. Tickets will be sold at the door. Doors open at 5 p.m. For information, call 302-629-9215, 302-629-6046, or 302-3379514.

Prayer Room Open to Public Concord United Methodist Church invites the community to visit their "Interactive Prayer Room" which will be open from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, through Friday, April 13. This room has been transformed into an inspiring haven of seven sacred stations, each conducive to personal reflection of where one stands in his or her Christian journey. Activities such as drawing lots for Christ's clothing, touching Jesus' sharp crown of thorns, tasting the bitter hyssop, and hammering a spike into a rough hewn cross while asking for forgiveness of a

specific sin will bring Jesus' final days to excruciating reality for visitors. A quiet space with a kneeling bench and open Bible encourage reading, studying, lingering, and listening at the end of the prayer walk. It is the hope of those bringing you this inspiring prayer room that you will be reminded vividly of the sacrifice Christ made for all who choose to repent of their sins and accept God's magnificent grace gift. For 2 years this special prayer setting has been so well received in this usually "traditional" worship-style family chapel that its congregation decided to offer it again for a third year. Concord UMC is located at 25322 Church Road (Route 20A, just off Concord Road 20, east of Seaford). For more information contact Rev. Diane Melson at 628-8114.

New Experience at Living Water

Concord UM Church is located at 25322 Church Road (Rt. 20A, just off Concord Road 20, east of Seaford). For more information, contact Pastor Diane E. Melson at 628-8114.

A large Spring Yard Sale at Central Worship Center will be held on April 14, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Breakfast starts at 6:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 11 a.m. Country crafts, household goods, furniture, school uniforms, baby and children clothes, shoes, books, toys and much more. For more information, call 875-7995.

On Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week you are invited to celebrate Holy Eucharist at other locations: On Tuesday, at 10 a.m., please join in the celebration/Renewal of Ordination Vows by the clergy of the Diocese of Delaware, at our Cathedral in Wilmington. On Wednesday, we journey to Alexandria Virginia to celebrate at Virginia Episcopal Seminary with the Right Rev'd. Michael Curry, bishop of North Carolina, presiding at 11:30 a.m. At Saint Luke's the Maundy Thursday Liturgy ends Lent and begins the Ancient Triduum, "three Sacred Days," The Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. On Good Friday, the Liturgy begins at 12 noon, and includes the reading of the Passion from John's Gospel, the Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament. On Holy Saturday morning, the brief liturgy of Christ in the Tomb will be observed at 10 a.m. The Celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord, Easter Day, will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday. This Eucharist is resplendent with flowers, special musical selections, and alleluias. Everyone is welcome to worship at St. Luke's.

Holy Week, the Triduum, and Easter

'Greater Love' at Seaford Nazarene

The Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday) will be observed at 9:00 a.m. beginning with the Liturgy of the Palms. The Service continues with the dramatic Reading of the Passion Gospel (from Luke's Gospel this year) and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. During Holy Week, the Holy Eucharist will be celebrated on Monday night at 7.

Sunday, April 22, at 11 a.m., the Seaford Church of the Nazarene at 520 South Dual Highway (Rt. 13 next to the Guide) is hosting the "Greater Love Quartet" in concert. All are welcome to join us in worship and celebration as we experience the ministry of this wonderful southern gospel quartet. Admission is free. A

Easter Egg Hunt April 7 An Easter Egg Hunt to be held on April 7, at 1 p.m., at the Woodland United Methodist Church, across from the Woodland Ferry. Children up through 11-yearsold can participate. For more information call 629-8775.

Easter Egg Hunt in downtown Laurel On April 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in downtown Laurel, next to the Insurance Market an Easter Egg Hunt, lunch and a Passion Play will be held. For more information, call Central Worship Center at 875-7995

Come to Living Water Worship Center on Sunday, April 8, at 10. It's a new song, sing along, worship experience for the whole family with modern-day psalmist, Vincent. Also featured will be Birgit DeLaidatti, a missionary to the United States! Make sure you don't miss this event at Living Water Worship Center, 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel. For more information, call 302-628-8172.

Central Worship Center Yard Sale

Concord UM to hold Lenten Services Concord United Methodist Church invites the public to the following services: Maundy Thursday service on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m.; Good Friday service on Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m.; and Easter Sunrise service on Sunday, April 8, at 6:30 a.m., followed by regular worship service at 9 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m.

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

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

St. John’s United Methodist Church Pine & Poplar Sts., Seaford 302-629-9466 Web site: E-mail: NURSERY & HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

For info, call 875.7995 or visit

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

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

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




STILL LEARNING Moving forward after turning forty By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church


I knew this day was coming Life is about more and this week it finally arrived. Hold your breath… I turned than living for a 40. Funny thing though, the day didn’t feel any different than the few good laughs day before when I was still 39 and having a (except a few parties and too good time. much sugar intake!) I would be lying if I told you ly. There will come a day when my that as 40 approached I really didn’t children are grown and need less of give it much thought. I actually my time, but this is not that day. My thought about it a lot. I have wondered if all that thinking responsibilities, my vocation, my pressing to-do-list will always be is called mid-life crisis, but I decided there, but my kids will not. mid-life crisis is actually when you It is a tough world that our chilSTOP thinking and run off and do dren face today and they need parents something stupid like plunge into actively engaged in training all along needless debt or have an affair. the way. These are crucial years for And so, if you are at all interested I me to be a dad and they cannot be rewill make you privy to some of my trieved once they have passed. preliminary (I'm still thinking) deterThird, I need to become more paminations about going forward from tient. God trained Moses for forty 40. I think they apply to many stayears in the desert before he was used tions in life. to his greatest capacity. First, I want to make an impact. Abraham waited for ten years beLife is about more than living for a fore the promise of the birth of his son few good laughs and having a good was fulfilled. It seems with youthfultime. ness comes impatience and perhaps an Every day is a gift and recognizing increase in years can allow me to trust that should not make us uptight, just God’s timing for some things I really determined to take stock of what rewant to see now. sources we’ve been given and how I'm sure there will be more as I go, they should be expended. but for now this is where the Lord has The gifts we are given to use inbrought me. clude health, talents, connections, maMaybe you’d like to add a few terial blessings, time, and many more. thoughts that have come your way Since it is obvious we are not all given concerning mid-life. Send them on to the same measure of any one of those, me at the question for each of us becomes, “What can I do to make the most with - I’d like to hear them. what I have been given?” The Rev. Crofford is Senior Pastor Second, I won’t chintz on my fami- at Laurel Wesleyan Church.

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

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

Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor SUNDAY WEDNESDAY Sunday School ..... 9:45 a.m. Prayer & Praise 7:00 p.m. 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

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

Dr. Carl G Vincent, Senior Minister Pastor Barry B. Dukes, Music Minister Sunday 9:30 am Wednesday 7:00 pm Children’s Church • Nursery



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

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

302-629-8434 •

MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 4:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30-5 p.m.; Sun. 8-8:25 a.m.


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

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

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

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


“A Growing Church For All Ages”

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

302-877-0443 410-957-4696

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

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

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

King’s St. George’s Mt. Pleasant

Worship Sun. Sch.

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

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

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

Proclaiming Faith 4 pm Sunday on WKDI 840 AM Radio

Food Outreach Emergency Food

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

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

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

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

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

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)


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

Laurel Wesleyan Church

The Gift of His Love

315 High St. • Seaford, DE

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

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

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OBITUARIES Edward Blodgett, 89 Edward Blodgett of Seaford died March 7, 2007 at Bayhealth Medical Center, Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. Mr. Blodgett was born and raised in Ithaca, New York, a son of Professor Forest M. and Elsa (James) Blodgett. Edward Blodgett He acquired a B.S. in engineering from Cornell University. He was a major in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as an engineer for Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, N.Y.; for Sealright Company in Fulton, N.Y.; and for H.P. Snyder Manufacturing Company in Little Falls, N.Y. He retired early and made a profession of his hobby of magic, giving hundreds of school assembly performances which he marketed personally and through the Antrim lecture bureau. He also spent several weeks in Costa Rica where he assisted a bicycle factory as a volunteer for the International Executive Service Corps. In his later years he moved to Seaford, where he played golf at the Seaford Golf and Country Club and took up art. He produced hundreds of paintings, which he exhibited in art competitions and at Adults Plus at Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown, where he painted regularly. Besides is parents, Mr. Blodgett was preceded in death by his wife Helen (Eckley) Blodgett. He is survived by two sons, James Blodgett and Robert Blodgett; a sister, Catherine Partyka; a brother, Allen Blodgett; three grandchildren, Amy Mayer, David Blodgett, and Jonathan Blodgett; a great granddaughter, Michelle Mayer; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Graveside services will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Stein Highway, Seaford on June 2, 11 a.m. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, 202 Laws St., Bridgeville DE. Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of choice. Send online condolences to:

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

Cutchen of Seaford. Several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins also survive him. A Celebration of Vaughn's Life was held at Laurel Wesleyan Church, Laurel, on Friday, March 23, where friends and family called prior to the service. Pastors Tim Dukes and Todd Crawford officiated. Contributions may be sent in his memory to: Delaware National Bank, att: Wendy Nibblett P.O. Box 9, Laurel, DE 19956 for Vaughn Hearn's Children Scholarship Fund. Arrangements were handled by the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel.

Betty Louise Harris Craft, 78 Betty Louise Harris Craft of Seaford, died Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Delmar. Mrs. Craft was born in Bridgeville, the daughter of Arintha S. Passwaters and Charles L. Harris, she was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Linbergh Craft of Seaford; David Paul Craft and Arthur Charles Craft of Seaford; two brothers, Bobbie Harris of Ocean Pines, Md., and William Harris of Bridgeville, DE. Services and burial will be private. Arrangements were handled by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.

James Lee Hitchens, 86 James "Lee" Hitchens of Millsboro passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at his residence. After many years of dedicated service, as a truck driver, Lee retired from Thorogood's Concrete Company in Millsboro. He really enjoyed driving a truck. He is preceded in death by his parents, Diana Johnson, and Willie Wright, his brothers, Clinton and Ronnie Johnson, and a sister, Eleanor Johnson. He is survived by a lifelong friend, Ellen Marie {Doll} Wright of Millsboro: a brother, George Wright of Millsboro; a nephew, Lamont Clark of Boothwyn, Pa.: and a niece, Diane Taylor of Harrington. Also, he leaves behind an extended family and friends. His service was held on March 24 at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, where friends called prior to the service. The Rev. George Fisher Jr. officiated the serv-

Vaughn R. Hearn, Jr., 36 Vaughn R. Hearn, Jr., of Delmar passed away on March 19, 2007 in Delmar, Del. Born in Milford, he is the son of Vaughn, Sr., and Patricia Hearn of Delmar. He was a Shop Foreman for Delaware Elevator in Salisbury, Md. He is survived by his wife, Wendy Baker Hearn of Delmar; his children, Skylar Mills of Florida, Robert N. Hearn, Kristian C. Hearn and Makayla Hearn all of Delmar. A sister Laura Foskey and her husband James of Willards, Md. Brother and sister-in-law, Donnie Baker of Sharptown and Alli Phippin of Delmar. Motherand father-in-law: Bonnie and Eddie Phippin of Delmar and Don and Karen Baker of Deal Island. Grandparents, Paternal grandmother Reba Hearn of Delmar and maternal grandmother, Charlotte Mc-

I would like to thank the many fire companies that responded to my home fire on St. George Road in Delmar. Also the kindness shown to me by neighbors, friends, and family. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Shirley Smith

ice. Interment was in Friendship U.M. Church Cemetery, Millsboro. Arrangements were handled by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro. Letters of condolence may be emailed to Watson Funeral Home,, or

Paul F. Wieland, 82 Paul F. Wieland of Delmar passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, March 17, 2007. He was born Feb. 28, 1925 in Berkshire, N.Y, a son of Gebhard "Gus" Wieland and Elisa Bruen Wieland. Mr. Wieland worked for several years as a brakeman on the railroad, before owning Wieland Mobile Court. He enjoyed his work at the trailer park and also worked selling trailers and automobiles. He was a member of St. George's United Methodist Church, the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge in Salisbury and the Elks Lodge in Salisbury. Over 30 years ago, he proudly earned his pilot's license and loved flying his single engine planes. Self taught in music, he loved to entertain family and friends by playing the accordion, harmonica, organ and piano. He was an animal lover and was especially fond of his dog "Pete". In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four children, Harold Wieland, Paul Daniel Wieland, Jennifer Dawson and Louie Wieland. He is survived by his beloved wife, Beverlyn J. Wieland; 2 daughters, Pauline Ross and her husband, Tony and Susan Ross and her husband Al, all of Delmar; 2

Union United Methodist Church 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Across from Bank 337-7409 Handicap Friendly WORSHIP TIMES:

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


Gertrude Helen Crossman, 84 Gertrude Helen Jones Crossman of Blades, died Monday March 19, 2007 at Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Delmar, Del. Born in Greenport, LI, N.Y., the daughter of Bernice Truax and Corbet T. Jones, she was a homemaker. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Seaford, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Nanticoke Post 6, American Legion, Seaford. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Jack Dempsey Crossman, Sr. She is survived by two sons, Jack D. Crossman, Jr. and Gerald F. Crossman of Seaford; and two grandchildren, Adrienne

BETHEL WORSHIP CENTER 9431 Ginger Lane, Seaford (2.4 mi. north of Wal-Mart on US 13) 628-4240 Recorded Info 628-4241 Church Office

Pastor Joseph Lecates - 875-2059 Adult Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:30 am & 6:30 pm Children’s Church 10:30 am Nursery 10:30 am & 6:30 pm Youth Meeting Sun. 7 pm Promise Keepers Tues. 7 pm Wed. Night Bible Study 7 pm “We’re not building a church, we’re building God’s Kingdom!”

Christ Lutheran Church

SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

step daughters, Sharon Maile and her husband, Charles of Delmar and Marilyn Moore of Bethel; a step son, Richard Lynch and his wife LouAnn of Victor, NY; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and two sisters, Louise Dempsey of New Jersey and Barbara Kirby of Laurel. Several nieces and nephews also survive him. Funeral services were on March 21, at Short Funeral Home, Delmar, where family and friends called prior to the services. Interment followed the services at St. Stephen's Cemetery in Delmar. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: Compassionate Care Hospice, 201 A. W. DuPont Highway, Millsboro, DE 19966. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

Corner of Shipley & Spruce Sts.

A Family Friendly Church Home for You Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 11 am Phone: 629-9755 Bible School for the Mentally Challenged Saturday at 10 am


Senior Pastor

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

Mark Landon 7046 Seashore Hwy. Bridgeville, DE 19933

1611 KJV, Independent, Fundamental, Soul Winning

SUNDAY WEDNESDAY 10:00 Sunday School 7:00 Prayer Service 11:00 Worship Service 6:00 Evening Worship Nursery Provided Rev. William Goslee - Ph. 349-0190


Church of God

Fax 302-337-8769

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

“Welcome Home!”

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

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

MORNING STAR âœł MARCH 29 - APRIL 4, 2007 Crossman and J. D. Crossman. Her services were Friday, March 23, at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Blades Cemetery, Blades.

William J. LeCates , 76 William J. LeCates of Owensboro, Ky., formerly of Laurel, passed away at his home of natural causes on Monday, March 19, 2007. He was the son of Daniel H. LeCates and Jennie Cooper LeCates. Mr. LeCates served in the Korean War 1952-53 in the 17th Regimental Combat Team Seventh Infantry Division of the U.S. Army driving gasoline trucks to the front lines. He spent most of his life driving trucks hauling steel after returning home from Korea. He loved to garden. He was especially proud of the large tomatoes he grew in his back yard in Owensboro and would show them to anyone who came to see him. He loved to compare his garden to see if anyone else grew tomatoes larger than the ones he grew. He was a great storyWilliam LeCates teller and could keep everyone engrossed in his stories by his wit and charm and the slow southern drawl, he acquired from his many years of living in Kentucky. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. "Bill" was preceded in death by two brothers, Reuben H. LeCates, who died in World War II, and Randolph L. LeCates of Laurel; and one sister, Mildred LeCates Gibson of Florida. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dixie Hocker LeCates; two sons, Michael W. LeCates and his wife Karin, and Steven F. LeCates and his wife, Robin, all of Owensboro. Two daughters, Debra Hardison and her husband Nick of Kalispell, Mont., and Tammy LeCates Abcock of Owensboro. A brother, Daniel "Junior" LeCates and his wife Dottie of Millsboro and a sister, Shirley LeCates Bramble and her husband George of Seaford. He is also survived by two grandsons, Andrew Hardison of Kalispell, Mont., and Justin Abcock and one step-grandson Jarron, both of Owensboro. Two granddaughters, Julia Hardison of Montana and Robin LeCates of Hollywood, Md. He also left behind several nieces and nephews. Cremation will take place in Kentucky. A memorial service to honor his life will be held at Bethel Worship Center on Dual 13 North, Seaford on Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. Pastor Joseph LeCates, a nephew of the deceased, will conduct the services. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

Eileen B. Hastings, 88 Eileen B. Hastings of Delmar, passed away peacefully at the home of her grandson, Dale Bowden and his wife Terry on Thursday, March 22, 2007. She was born on October 11, 1918 in Delmar, Md., a daughter of the late Ralph W. Scott and Mabel Jane Lewis. Mrs. Hastings was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons, Edwin Jay Hastings and his wife Theresa of Pittsville, Md., and Bruce Gardner Hastings and his wife Susan of Mardela Springs, MD; two daughters, Joyce F. Bowden and her husband Roland of Delmar, Md., and Charlotte Dinkle of Cambridge, Md.; 10 grand-

children, 22 great grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren, 18 step grandchildren, 33 step great grandchildren, 3 step great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gardner Harrison Hastings; a daughter, Lois Ann Hastings; two stepsons, Carlton and Paul Hastings; three stepdaughters, Mae Eileen Hastings Prettyman, Mary Hastings, and Pearl LeCates; a sister, Phyllis Scott Smith; a grandson and two great great grandchildren. Funeral Services were held on Sunday, March 25 at Short Funeral Home, Delmar. Interment was at St. Stephen's Cemetery in Delmar. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Coastal Hospice at the Lake, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802 or Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Dorothy E. Lofland, 83 Dorothy E. Lofland was born July 27, 1923 in Lincoln, the daughter of Henry T. and Anna Warren. She was an employee with DuPont Nylon Plant in Seaford in the early 40's and a cafeteria manager for the Woodbridge Elementary School/Greenwood High School for 30 years, retiring in 1991, and she worked part-time at Elmer's Market in Greenwood. Mrs. Lofland was a member of the Sussex Chapter of Eastern Star, Greenwood Cheer Center, and the St. Johnstown Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher, in the WSCS, and was on the Board of Trustees. She loved to shop, cook, work in her yard, and especially spend time with her family. She was a truly great wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and a wonderful friend. She will be sadly missed by all her loved ones. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald A. Lofland Sr., three sisters, Grace Kibler, Estella Watson and Harriett Van Vorst; and one brother, William Toby Warren. She is survived by a daughter Donna Henry and her husband Bruce; a son, Donald A. Lofland Jr. and his wife Rita, all of Greenwood; four grandchildren, Brian and Aimee Henry, Brent Henry, Derek Lofland, and Devon Lofland; two great grandchildren, Ethan and Sarah Henry; a sister, Alice Granier of Halahan, La.; two brothers, Asa P. Warren, of Milford and Robert A. Warren of Lincoln; two sisterin-laws, many nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends. Services were held Saturday, March 17, at St. Johnstown Methodist Church in Greenwood, where friends called one hour prior to the service. Burial was in St. Johnstown Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Johnstown Church, PO Box 124, Greenwood. DE 19950.

Isabel Russell Todd, 89 Isabel Russell Todd of Seaford passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at her son's home surrounded by her loving fami-

ly in Wyoming. Born in Reliance, Dorchester County, Md., July 12, 1917, she was the daughter of Amos and Viola Edith Waller Russell. Mrs. Todd attended Hurlock High School Class of 1934 and graduated from Madison College, Harrisonburg, Va., in 1938. She also had advanced studies at Cornell and Towson State Universities. She worked as a teacher in Caroline County for the Preston and Ridgely schools for 26 years until her retirement in 1964. She was a member of the Cokesbury United Methodist Church, the Caroline County Bird Club, and the Maryland Ornithological Club. She spent a lot of her time watching birds and reading. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother A. Welton Russell who passed away, Feb. 21, 2003 and by a son, Jeff S. Todd who passed away July 1, 2002. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Robert C. Todd, whom she married on April 26, 1941, Seaford; a son, Michael R. Todd and his wife, Donna, of Wyoming, and by a brother, Ralph T. Russell of Federalsburg, Md. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Kevin R. Todd, Sean A. Todd, Darron M. Todd, Shannon T. Bisese, Brian R. Todd and three great-grandchildren, Holly A. Todd, Regan M. Todd, and Mariah A. Todd. Funeral services will be Friday, March 30, at Williamson Funeral Home, 311 South Main St., Federalsburg, Md. at 1 p.m., with the Rev. David Heistand officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Federalsburg, Md. The family requests that donations be made to the Cokesbury United Methodist Church, c/o Jeanette Wheatley, 5054 Whitley Road, Federalsburg, MD 21632; or to the Caroline County Bird Club, c/o Steve Westre, 25346 Smith Landing Road, Denton, MD 21629. For letters of condolence or more information, visit

Mark J. Rhodes, 55 Mark J. Rhodes of Seaford, went home to be with His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 22, 2007, surrounded by his wife, mother, family and friends both in presence and in spirit. Mark is survived by his wife, Wanda Morris Rhodes; his mother, Maxine Filler Rhodes; his mother-in-law and father-inlaw, Betty and Wesley Taylor; his stepdaughter and her husband, Leanne and David Calloway Christopoh; his step-son

PAGE 25 and his wife, Brian and Candi Calloway; four precious grandchildren, Cassie, Dylan, Chloe' Calloway and Malcomb Christopoh. Mark is also survived by his sisters-inlaw and brothers-in-law, Veronica and Ed Rosemary, Tracy and Doug Morris and Rick Morris; his nieces and nephews whom he loved very much and always had so much fun with, Angela Troutman and her husband Tim and son Timmy; Haley Rhodes, Kevin and Danny Rosemary, Matthew and Caitlin Morris, and many aunts, uncles and cousins from Altoona, Pa.. Mark was preceded in death by his father, Jackson D. Rhodes; his brother, Daniel C. Rhodes; his paternal grandparents, James and Ocea Rhodes of West Virginia; and his parental grandparents, Franklin and Mary Kid Rhodes of Altoona, Pa. Mark was a member of the Masonic Hope Lodge, the Ward Foundation and he attended the Atlanta Road Alliance Church. He worked for the Delaware Department of Corrections for 20 years. Services were held Sunday, March 25 in Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford, where friends could call prior to the services. Pastors Ed Laremore, Andrew Kerr and Larry Lily officiated. Burial was private. The family requests donations to be made to Delaware Hospice, Inc. 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947, or to the American Cancer Society, 1138 Parsons Road, PO Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803; or to Blades Volunteer Fire Company, 200 E. 5th St., Blades, DE 19973. Arrangements by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.

Elsie G. Pase, 73 Elsie G. Pase of Seaford died on Friday, March 23, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.. Mrs. Pase was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Nazarene in Seaford. Her husband, Clarence E. Pase, Sr. died in 1993. She is survived by her son, C. Edward Pase, Jr. of Seaford; her daughter, Joyce Carrier of Melbourne, Fla.; two sisters, Effie Lee Hickman of Onancock, Va., Laurie Mitchner and Dorothy Rae Campbell, both of Woster, Ohio; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were on Tuesday, March 27, at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Spring Hill Memory Gardens, Hebron, Md. The family suggests donations may be made to Renal Care of Millsboro.



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Education LHS class of 1956 has scholarship The Laurel High School class of 1956 is handing out a scholarship worth more than $5,000. The scholarship will be awarded at the Laurel Alumni Associa-

Golden Corral helps school

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West Seaford Elementary School Family and Friends Night will be held all day Friday, March 30, at the Golden Corral restaurant in Seaford. The school will receive 20 percent of that day’s checks. Proceeds will benefit school activities.

The National Honor Society at Sussex Technical High School celebrated “I Love to Read” Month in February by donating new and/or good conditioned children’s books to the day care center at the school. Every Honor Society member collected at least five books for this community group project. Seniors who made the presentation to the center were Hope Cornell (Dagsboro), Nicole J. Hitchens (Dagsboro), Brianna Class (Georgetown) and president Mason Newark (Harrington). Day-care teacher is Shelby Givens.

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Anna Legates-Beste was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. From left: Denise Gooch, chairwoman of the Hall of Fame committee, Legates-Beste, Dr. June Turansky, co-chairwoman, and Stephanie Smith, dean of instruction.

Retired department chair is honored by Del Tech A former department chairwoman for the Office Administration Technology at Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Owens Campus. Anna Legates-Beste, a long-time resident of Dewey Beach, was honored for her dedication and outstanding service to the college at a ceremony on March 15. A bronze plaque will be hung in the foyer of the Stephen J. Betze Library in recognition of her contributions. Legates-Beste grew up in Milford and graduated from Milford High School in 1968. In 1972 she earned a bachelor’s degree in business education and completed 45 credits beyond a master’s of instruction degree from the University of Delaware in 1981. After four years as a business education teacher at Lake Forest High School, Legates-Beste began her employment at Del Tech in 1976. She was hired as an instructor for the Secretarial Technology Department, now Office Administration Technology (OAT). She recruited, advised

and taught aspiring administrative assistants for 25 years. The last seven of those years were in her successful role as department chair for the OAT and Legal Assistant programs. With her teaching career based on the philosophy of “students come first,” Legates-Beste oversaw many changes within the department: accreditation by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, revisions of college-wide curriculum - including an updated 21st century name - a revamp of the internship program and the establishment of a solid rapport with the business community were among the accomplishments. Those efforts resulted in a 99-percent job placement record of the department’s graduates. Married to Ed Beste, she now channels her energy into property management, playing the market with a little help from CNBC, local politics, walks on the beach, visits with family and friends and several pet organizations.

School to host careers program The Delaware Business, Industry , Education Alliance is presenting a “What in the World?” program to expose elementary school students at careers that require science, math or a technology background. Laurel Intermediate School is hosting the program on Thursday, April 19, from 8 to 10 a.m. The program is being held for the sixth grade and approximately 180 students are planning to attend. Presenters will include representatives of the Delaware State Fire School and the Sussex County Department of Libraries, a veterinary technician, a cancer care nurse from Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, a sports medicine specialist, a financial

planner and an accountant. Each presenter will have an object that probably won’t be recognized by the students. The presenters will explain how that object helps them do their job and how math, science or technology is important to their jobs. Each presentation will last about 10 minutes. The Delaware Business, Industry , Education Alliance is recruiting volunteers for this program in Sussex County. For details, contact Robin Agar, BIE Alliance, 202 Acorn Forest Drive, Felton, DE 19943, 302-284-8141, 302-284-2826 (fax) or (e-mail).

tion’s annual banquet in May. Applications are available at the high school office. The application deadline is April 1.

St. John’s Preschool, Seaford, is accepting registrations for the 2007-2008 school year. The preschool is a community ministry of St. John’s United Methodist Church. Preschool classes are available for children 2 to 5 years of age. It is the mission of the school to provide a structured, developmentally appropriate values-rich program for preschool children led by a qualified, caring staff. The school is state-licensed, meeting all standards for children’s health, safety and well being. For registration materials contact preschool administrator Connie Halter at 629-2289.

Bradley named to dean’s list Eastern University at St. David’s, Pa., has announced that Jason Bradley was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2006 semester. He achieved a 3.94 grade point average. Bradley is a freshman working toward his business degree. He is a 2006 graduate of Seaford Christian Academy.


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VOICEs OF DEMOCRACY - Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander Atwood Timmons from Sussex Memorial Post 7422, Millsboro, (far left) presented trophies and cash awards to this year’s winners of the annual Voice of Democracy audio essay contest at Sussex Technical High School. Winners were: first, Kristen Conner, Seaford, (second from left), and second, Hannah Krieg, Seaford, (second from right). Vice Principal Larry Snyder (far right) displays the winner’s plaque signifying Sussex Tech’s participation in the contest for the 22nd year. Missing from photo is third-place winner, Lisa Peracchio, Milford. STUDENTS ON MOCK TRIAL - The Sussex Technical High School Mock Trial Team recently competed in the 16th annual Delaware Mock Trial Competition in Wilmington. The team participated in three trials against other high school teams from across the state. Ten students competed. Juniors Bryan Smith of Georgetown (center) and Ian Evans of Millsboro (right) won a gavel for their excellent performances as lawyers. Sophomore Casey Mullen of Laurel (left), an Allied Health student at Sussex Tech, portrayed a doctor and won a gavel for her outstanding performance as a witness. The team is coached by teacher Ed Dougherty and receives assistance from local attorneys Seth Thomas, of Hudson, Jones, Jaywork & Fisher, and Chris Hutchison, from the law firm of Tunnell & Raysor.

Poetry Out Loud at Woodbridge Woodbridge High School held its first Poetry Out Loud competition on Thursday, Feb. 8. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation joined together to create “Poetry Out Loud,” a program that encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. All students in Joanne Collison’s 12thgrade English classes chose a poem to study and recite for the competition.

Joe Padilla, son of Mike and Trisha Smith of Greenwood, was named the school winner for his performance of “O Captain! My Captain!” by Walt Whitman. Takisha Nichols, daughter of Cynthia Nichols of Bridgeville, finished second with her performance of “Beautiful Black Men,” by Nikki Giovanni. Padilla represented Woodbridge High School at the state competition on March 13 at the Schwartz Center in Dover.

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Community Bulletin Board Events Miss and Little Miss Laurel Pageant The Exchange Club of Laurel will be sponsoring the 58th Miss Laurel and the 53rd Little Miss Laurel Pageant Saturday April 28 in the auditorium of the Laurel Sr. High School at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.00 adults and $4.00 students and senior citizens, and children 5 and under Free. 50/50 Available supporting today's youth.

Creative Mentoring You can make a significant difference in a child's life by becoming a mentor. Mentors are needed in schools in the Seaford and Laurel School districts. All it takes is one hour a week to make that difference. Free training is available for both elementary and middle school mentors, registration is required. Sussex County Georgetown State Service Center Monday, April 2, 12:30-4 p.m. - Elementary School Training Georgetown State Service Center Tuesday, April 10, 8:30 a.m.-noon - Elementary School Training Georgetown State Service Center Thursday, April 12, 12:30-4 p.m. - Middle School Training

Milton Public Library - Wednesday April 25, 4:30-8 p.m. - Elementary School Training Help create a better future - one child at a time become a mentor. To register for training or for more information on mentoring, call Creative Mentoring, toll free at 877-202-9050.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place winners in the 1-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 year old categories. The rain date will be Saturday, April 14, at the same time. The Seaford Elks Lodge is located north of Seaford on Elk Road. The public is cordially invited to attend.

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

The Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club (WSBGC) is celebrating its Annual Volunteer Banquet. Banquet will be held on Thursday, March 29th at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club at 310 Virginia Ave. in Seaford. To inquire about the Volunteer Banquet, please contact Karen Schreiber, Community Liaison at 302-629-8740. For additional information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, call 628-3789. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is part of a nationwide movement whose mission is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Members develop a value system enabling them to become more productive citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware provide vital youth development services for more than 15,000 children ages six through 20. The 15 Clubs, seven school sites, and four extension sites are located where such programs are limited or nonexistent.

SDPR Easter Egg Hunt The SDPR annual easter egg hunt will be held on Saturday, March 31 at 10a.m. at the Ross Mansion. The rain date is Sunday, April 1 at 2 p.m. Age groups are from toddler thru 9 yrs old and there is a wackiest bonnet competition for each age group. Bring your own basket.

Elks to hold annual Easter egg hunt The Seaford Elks Lodge will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 7 at 1 p.m. After the hunt, a late complimentary lunch will be served.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is a charter member of the United Way of Delaware.

Dollar bag sale A $1.00/ Bag sale of winter clothing will be held Sat., March 31 at St. John's Community Thrift Shop located at 259 Conwell St., Seaford. The thrift shop is open every Sat. from 9 a.m. until Noon. Proceeds benefit ministries and missions of St. John's United Methodist Church.

S.C. Life-Choices conference April 19 Sussex County's first annual LifeChoices Conference, "BONUS YEARS: A NEW VISTA", will be held on Thursday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Campus of Delaware Technical and Community College, featuring "Tubby Raymond" as Keynote Speaker. This conference is intended to open up new horizons for people aged 50 and older, especially those who are new residents of Sussex County. RSVP of Sussex County, Del Tech, Tidewater Physical Therapy and Beebe Medical Center are working together to present a variety of choices designed to make the "Bonus Years" more interesting, meaningful and fulfilling for those who attend the conference. For more information, call 856-5815.

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

Fitness-Weight Loss program April 10 The Laurel Senior Center will be starting a fitness/weight loss program beginning Tuesday, April 10, at 6 p.m. The doors will be open to all interested in participating. There will be no charge to attend only donations accepted. This will be a very informal gathering in hopes to learn and enjoy new habits. Hope to see you April 10.

Housing Symposium The Woodbridge School District will be hosting a Housing Symposium on May 5, 2007 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. The school district, like many other employers and individuals, has been feeling the strain of rising housing prices and limited housing opportunities for our workforce. In an effort to educate our employees and the public about housing opportunities and services in the area, we will be hosting a Housing Symposium at Woodbridge High School and encourage all area employers to market the opportunity to their employees. The event includes a key note presentation from the Delaware State Housing Authority followed by multiple break-out sessions in classrooms and displays in the auditorium. The break-out sessions will focus on variety of housing topics including Home Buying 101 and Knowing and Repairing

Your Credit. Attendees will also learn about what housing opportunities are available in the area, what services are available to them by state and nonprofit agencies, mortgage opportunities, what to expect at settlement and the importance of a home inspection. If anyone is interested in participating, or if you would like more information or marketing materials for your employees or the general public, call 337-7990.

The Odd Couple Seaford high school is putting on a production of The Odd Couple (the female version) by Neil Simon. The play will be in the auditorium at Seaford high school on March 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the events are $5.

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

Concerned Citizens spring yard sale The Concerned Citizens of Delmar will be sponsoring a Spring yard sale on Saturday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the State Street park. The rain date for the event is Saturday, May 5. Contact Melane Boltz (302-8463079) or Sharon Levadnuk (302-8469574) for vendor information.


Pork in the Park ‘07 schedule With spring officially here, the Wicomico Tourism Department is revving up for the fourth Annual Pork in the Park Festival which will be combined this year with a beer festival. Slated for April 20-22 at Winterplace Park in Salisbury, the event will feature live entertainment, tasty barbeque, cold beverages, crafts, vendors and kiddy rides. During the event, the Red Knights of Ocean City will have bikes on display. Admission is just $2 daily for adults and kids under 12 are free. The festival schedule is as follows: Friday, April 20 4 p.m.- Festival opens 4- 6 p.m. - “Brother Low Down” performs 6-8 p.m. - “Crossroads” performs 8-10 p.m. - “Crawdaddies” perIf you would like to make reservations to attend the dinner theater night on April 12, contact Brad Spicer at 875-7419.

Civil War and Beyond The Southern Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of John Ranney, has re-

forms 10 p.m. - Festival closes Saturday, April 21 10 a.m. - Festival opens 5:30-7:30 p.m. - “Couch Potatoes” performs 8-10 p.m. - “Melanie Mason Band” performs 10 p.m. - Festival closes Sunday, April 22 11 a.m. - Festival opens 1-3 p.m. - “Chris English” performs 3-5 p.m. - “Big Daddy Stallings” performs 5 p.m. - Festival closes Find details and volunteer information online at For more information, call 410-548-4914. ceived two grants from the Sussex County Council which will enable the society to provide a limited number of complimentary tickets to local veterans for its spring concerts. Entitled, The Civil War and Beyond: a musical tribute to those who have served

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

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Auxiliary Basket Bingo The Delmar Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary will present a Longaberger Basket bingo on Thursday, April 19 at the Delmar Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Raffles: Dogwood Nested Plant Stand Set and Crock Basket Bundle, small, medium, large, and extra large. Refreshments will be provided. For tickets call Heather at 302-846-3314 or Crista at 410-896-3773.

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PAGE 30 at home and abroad, the concerts will be performed at Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville on Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., and the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m. Joining the Choral Society will be the Chesapeake Brass Band, guitarist-composer Jeffrey Van of Minnesota, composerarranger Rosemary Galloway of Toronto, arranger Roo Brown of Lewes and bagpiper Henry DeWitt of Rehoboth. Tickets for the general public are $15 for adults and $10 for students and are available by calling 645-2013. Veterans may obtain their complimentary tickets by contacting Jack Emery at 934-6569.

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

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

Volunteers Needed The Disabled American Veterans Organization (DAV) needs volunteer drivers to take local veterans to the VA hospital in Elsmere, in a DAV van. Van expenses are paid. One day per week needed or other times as a substitute. Valid drivers license and physical exam by VA required. Food allowance at the VA hospital cafeteria is provided. Time required is about 8 hours per trip. Van is at the VFW club on Middleford Rd., Seaford. Phone Chet Swift at 302-629-5143 or Jerry Chapman at 302-629-8108.


Meetings Seaford High Alumni Association The Seaford High School Alumni Association will hold their regular meeting on Thursday, April 5th @ 7P.M. in the downtown Seaford Museum. Any interested Seaford graduate is invited to attend. For more information please call Donna Hastings Angell @ 6298077.

School Board Candidates Forum The Western Sussex Branch of the American Association of University Women will sponsor a Seaford School Board Candidates Forum on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the Central Elementary School Auditorium, Delaware Place, Seaford, Delaware. The four candidates running for the five-year term beginning July 1, 2007 are: Suzanne Farris, Regina James, Denise Snell and James VanVleck. The election will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 10am-8pm, at the District Administrative Office, N. Market Street, Seaford.

Delaware Equine Council Next meeting Monday, April 16th, 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library, this is a general meeting and all those interested in Horses is welcome! For more info, call Peggy 629-5233. Sussex County Airport meeting The next regular meeting of the Sussex County Airport Committee will be Wednesday, April 4, at the Sussex County Administrative Offices Building, 22215 DuPont Highway (West Complex Rt. 113), Georgetown, at 6 p.m.

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

gram at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Travel to Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., to "Meet John Doe" or experience fun, laughs and good times during a visit to Baltimore to see "Sweet Charity," starring Molly Ringwold. On April 26, take a cruise down the Potomac River or spend the day exploring the historic streets of Old Town Alexandria, Va. Also in April, tour Eyre Hall, Pleasant Prospect Farms and Brownsville during an excursion to historic Virginia for the state's annual Historic Garden Week, take a trip to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, or see "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in Wilmington. For more information on these and other Adult Plus+ offerings, or to register, call 302-856-5618.

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

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

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The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders’ Guild meets on the second Monday of the month, September through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. All levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced are welcome. Call 410-2089386.

Trips Adult Plus+ trips Active seniors can broaden their horizons with a variety of upcoming trips and activities sponsored by the Adult Plus+ pro-


Trap Pond Partners Trap Pond Partners’ monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. Call 302-8755153

Eastern Shore

8956 Middleford Road, Seaford, DE 19973 Toll Free: 1-877-302-7653 • 302-628-SOLD (7653)

Georgetown Lions Club Meetings The Georgetown Lions Club meets at Bonanza Family Restaurant, Mid Sussex Shopping Center Millsboro, on the second Tuesday of the month from September to May. Dinner meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Visiting Lions and potential members are welcomed but are asked to call (302) 8562972 Sam Wilson, or Rev. Charles Covington phone (302) 855-1160 ahead of time.

AARP Chapter #5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to the Festival of American Music & Crafts in Branson, Mo. from Saturday, Sept. 29 to October 6. Cost per person is $1,095. The bus will leave from Dawson Bus Terminal Camden, De. A $100 deposit confirms your reservation and final payment is due by Aug. 15. As a first come first serve basis the down deposit is necessary as soon as possible. For an application or further information call Hilda Parker at 856-2760 or Pat Rust 856-6178 or 542-6171.



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Widowed Person Service The Seafordchapter of the Widowed Persons Service meeting will have its next meeting on Tuesday, April 17 at 12:15 p.m. The meeting will be at the Golden Corral and the planned guest speaker will be Fred Seth. All widowed persons of any age are invited to attend. Come join us, we all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners, etc.

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Mary Poppins on Broadway The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is currently taking reservations for a summertime trip to see the new Broadway musical "Mary Poppins." The newest production from Oscarwinning director Richard Eyre tells the tale of the world's most famous nanny and is currently playing at New York's New Amsterdam Theatre. Featuring a dream team of vision and stagecraft, the production brings to life the story of the family, their magical nanny, and award-winning songs. Great orchestra seats are still available for the Wednesday, July 18 performance. For more information or to register, call the Adult Plus+ program office at 302-856-5618.

AARP Trip to Tutankhamun Exhibit AARP Chapter #5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to the King Tutankhamun Exhibit at the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia, Pa. on May 15. The bus will leave Georgetown Square, East Market Street, near the Dollar General Store, at 8:30 a.m. and

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

Aloha Golf Tournament A four man golf tournament will be held on Saturday, April 7at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The Seaford Aloha Golf scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. with Check in begining at 8 a.m. The cost is $85 a person and includes 18 hole green fees, a golf cart, and a delicious Lunch Buffet. Normal golf attire is required. No jeans. Registration ends April 4 and procedes will benefit the Seaford High Golf Team and the Seaford High Yearbook. For more information or to register, call 629-4587 ext. 405

return to Georgetown at approximately 8:30 p.m. Lunch is on your own. The cost for each person is $52. RSVP by calling Hilda Parker at 856-2760 or Betty Schultz at 945-5721. Deadline date is March 31.

Amvets bike show Amvets Post 1694 and Post 2 will hold a bike show on April 28. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the judging happening at 3 p.m. The event will be at Amvets Post 2 located on Longneck road. Free hats are available to the first 50 entries. There will be 12 categories with first and second place trophies awarded. Rain date is April 29 and the registration fee is $12. For more information, call 629-5624 or 8751338.

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

Food Gov. Ruth Ann Minner Dinner April 21 The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club is honoring Gov. Ruth Ann Minner on Saturday, April 21. A chicken and dumpling dinner will be held at the Bridgeville Fire Hall at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. There will be door prizes and an auction. Call Janet at 8546546 for tickets now, because seating capacity is limited to 250.

VFW beef and chicken dinner Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 will hold its annual Beef and Chicken BBQ Dinner at the VFW Post, 7478 on Governors Ave., in Greenwood, on Sunday, April 1, from noon - 4 p.m. Adult tickets are $7.50, children from 6 -12 years of age are $3.75, and children under 6 years of age are free. Carry outs are available. The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 7478 will hold a bake sale in the vestibule of the Post to benefit the Cancer Aid and Research Program. A variety of baked goods will be available and some cakes and pies will be sold by the slice.The public is invited to attend.

Lenten fish dinners Fish dinners each Friday night through March 30 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church hall. Dinner runs from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Adults $7 and children $3. Includes "heart smart" flounder (or fish sticks), macaroni and cheese, homemade cole slaw, greens beans, and a roll. Beverages for those eating in. Take-outs are available. Look for the sign in front of church. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.


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

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

How to submit items Submit Bulletin Board items by Thursday at noon. Send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, email morningstarpub or drop off at 628 West Stein Highway, Seaford. Items appear in both the Seaford and Laurel Stars.

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


Dramatic Easter Musical Created by Chris Machen and Kim Messer


than just a man Thursday, April 5th at 7:00pm Good Friday, April 6th at 7:00pm Easter Sunday, April 7th at 9 am & 11 am Located 1/2 mile north of Laurel on Alt 13 in Laurel, DE Childcare will be provided For more information contact the office at 875-5380

Easter egg coloring is one of the well-known traditions associated with the holiday. Coloring eggs can be fun for children and adults alike. As with many Christian holidays, some of the traditions associated with Easter are rooted in prior Pagan rituals or are influenced by European settlers to North America. Easter is a spring holiday, and spring is synonymous with fertility and new life. Eggs are thus linked to the festivities because of their connection to fertility. What’s more, according to, German settlers in America are said to have brought over the tradition of a bunny named “Oschter Haws” who would visit houses on Easter eve, leaving colored eggs for children. Easter eggs were painted different colors to represent the sunlight of spring. Christians later used eggs to symbolize the rebirth of Christ. For those who will be incorporating the magic of colored eggs in their festivities this year, there are several ways to adorn the eggs that go above and beyond the traditional coloring kits. Here are a few ideas to consider. 1. The well-known Paas coloring kit still remains a classic favorite, replete with dipping spoons and colored packets. Many companies have put their own spins on the coloring kit to include a brighter array of colors and even stickers and other embellishments. 2. There are shrink-wrap kits that feature plastic rings that shrink into place when the eggs are boiled. The rings are imprinted with an Easter design. 3. You can make your own egg dye with the following recipe: Combine 1⁄2 to 1 tablespoon of food coloring with 2 teaspoons white vinegar in a cup that can accommodate an egg. Add water to about the half-way point. Dip in the eggs with a spoon to color.

4. Tie-dye eggs can be created by wrapping rubber bands around eggs before dipping them into the dye. Remove the rubber bands after the dye has dried and see the designs that have resulted. 5. A similar technique can be achieved by using wax crayons and dye. Color designs onto the egg with the crayons, such as dots, lines or squiggles. When the eggs are dipped in the dye, the crayon will repel the dye and leave the designs in place. Those who don’t want to use dye with very young children can simply color in the eggs with the crayons. 6. ‘Egg’stra special designs can be made by using craft supplies to adorn the eggs. Make cute egg people or animals to display. How about an Easter bunny complete with cotton ball tail? Scour the craft store for stick-on jiggle eyes, fuzzy noses and more. 7. You can use regular acrylic paint to brush or sponge on designs. For safety’s sake, don’t eat any eggs that use a dye other than a natural food coloring . 8. Food and beverages can be used to create natural dyes. Boil eggs with beets, spinach, tea, blueberries and more to create the colors desired. 9. Use your imagination and rely on just about anything to make eggs dazzling. Glitter, markers, paints, stickers and so much more can help you to create one-of-a-kind eggs. Hard-boil know-how Of course eggs need to be hard-boiled before decorating. Place your eggs in a pot filled with cold water, covering the eggs. On medium-high heat, bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the eggs for approximately 10 minutes. Place the boiled eggs in cold water to cool before coloring.

Local Church Services Concord UMC, 7 p.m.; Gethsemane UMC, 7 p.m.; John Wesley UMC, and Mt. Hope UMC, at Agape Love (ABC Daycare in Federalsburg, MD) 7 p.m.; Mt. Olivet UMC, 7 p.m.; St. John’s UMC, 8 p.m., followed by a 15 hour prayer vigil; Wesley UMC, 7 p.m.; Woodland UMC, 7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday service on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m.; Good Friday service on Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m.; and Easter Sunrise service on Sunday, April 8, at 6:30 a.m., followed by regular worship service at 9 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. The Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday) will be observed at 9:00 a.m. During Holy Week, the Holy Eucharist will be celebrated on Monday night at 7. At Saint Luke’s the Maundy Thursday Liturgy ends Lent and begins the Ancient Triduum, “three Sacred Days,” The Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. On Good Friday, the Liturgy begins at 12 noon, and includes the reading of the Passion from John’s Gospel, the Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament.On Holy Saturday morning, the brief liturgy of Christ in the Tomb will be observed at 10 a.m. The Celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord, Easter Day, will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday. The choir of the Atlanta Road Alliance Church will present an Easter musical, “The Borrowed Tomb,” on Friday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m.. and Sunday, April 1, at 7 p.m.

& Local Easter Egg Hunts

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Seaford presents ‘Shua,’ a one actor play. It tells the story of Jesus (Yeshua) from the point of view of a childhood friend.The event will take place in the Parish hall at 4 p.m. on April 1.

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

The Greater Seaford Ministerium announces a Community Good Friday service will be held on April 6, at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Presbyterian Church located in Seaford on Rt. 13A.

The SDPR annual easter egg hunt will be held on Saturday, March 31 at 10a.m. at the Ross Mansion. The rain date is Sunday, April 1 at 2 p.m. Age groups are from toddler thru 9 yrs old and there is a wackiest bonnet competition for each age group. Bring your own basket.

All Saints Episcopal Church, Delmar, Palm and Passion Sunday, April 1, 10 am. Maundy Thursday, April 5 - Service begins at 7 p.m. Good Friday Service, April 6 - Noon and 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, of the Resurrection, April 8, 10 a.m. Laurel Wesleyan Church presents “More Than Just A Man on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m.; Good Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m.; and Easter Sunday, April 8, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Dr. Carl G. Vincent would like to announce the following services leading up to Easter:Easter Cantata - Saturday, March 31, 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 1, 7 p.m. Healing and Miracle Services with Pastor Billy Burke - Sunday, April 29, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Capture the meaning of Easter. Join us for Easter services, Sunday, April 8. Sunrise Service 6:30 a.m., breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and Celebration Services 8:45 and 10:30 a.m.

The Seaford Elks Lodge will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7

at 1 p.m. After the hunt, a late complimentary lunch will be served. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place winners in the 1-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 year old categories. The rain date will be Saturday, April 14, at the same time. The Seaford Elks Lodge is located north of Seaford on Elk Road.

An Easter Egg Hunt to be held on April 7, at 1 p.m., at the Woodland United Meth. Church, across from the Woodland Ferry. Children up through 11-years-old can participate. Central Worship Center on April 7 from 11 a.m.1 p.m. in downtown Laurel, next to the Insurance Market for an Easter Egg Hunt, lunch and a Passion Play. Everyone is invited.



Arts & Entertainment Spring Choral Concert to honor war veterans Arranger, composer, actress, Roo Brown of Lewes is among the guest performers with the Southern Delaware Choral Society during its spring concerts to honor veterans, "The Civil War and Beyond: a musical tribute to those who have served at home and abroad," under the direction of John Ranney, at Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 pm, and the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Sunday, April 29 at 3 pm. The concert is dedicated to those who have served and are serving in the armed forces. Music of the Civil war will dominate the program including several hymn settings from the era. As a guest conductor and long time member of SDCS, Ms. Brown will conduct her "Folksong Suite," an arrangement of evocative folk pieces including the well-loved "Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair". "These songs were taken from an old Jo Stafford recording which I have always loved." Said Ms. Brown, "It is a joy to hear the Choral Society sing them." There is also a close family tie with the Civil War. "I became interested in the Civil War when I found my great-grandfather's letters in the University of South Carolina Library," said Ms. Brown, "He was a colonel in the 22nd Mississippi Regiment and wrote home constantly." There are very few residents in and around Lewes who are not familiar with Ms. Brown. She is originally from Princeton, N.J. and New York City where she acted in commercials and plays, as well as arranged and wrote music for many wellknown artists. Who can forget that she is the woman in the award winning "Where's the Lumps" gravy commercial? She has acted Off-Broadway in comedies starring in "A....My Name is Alice and A....My Name is Still Alice." She moved to Lewes in 1995 and has not stopped lending her musical and acting talents to local organizations. As Executive Director of the Henlopen Theater Project for 10 years, she oversaw dozens of popular productions put on by the theater company. Recently she and her son, Charlie Brown of Philadelphia, gave a repeat performance as MCs of the annual Henlopen Theatre Project "Trivial Night," this year held at the Mariachi Restaurant in Rehoboth. As a member of the Southern Delaware Academy of Life Long Learning, she is the director of the in-house musical group, "The Elder Moments.� Also at SDALL she taught her popular series of Civil War classes in which she compared one year of the war with world events taking place at the same time. A graduate of Smith College, where she majored in music, Ms. Brown studied composition with Alvin Etler and jazz improvisation with John Mehegan at Juilliard. She was a member of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop under the direction

of Lehman Engel and Maury Yeston. She has arranged and composed for vocal groups since high school. Her music for stage can be seen in Music International's "When the Cookie Crumbles" and her song "You will Be With Us" has been released on Jersey Transit's Magic Moments CD. Her sacred works have been performed in Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and England. Arranger and composer, Rosemary Galloway of Toronto, is also a guest performer. Galloway will conduct the choir and band singing her arrangement of a Stephen Foster medley. A jazz bassist, composer and musical director, Galloway's credits include playing with such internationally known musicians as Clark Terry, Vic Dickenson, Wild Bill Davison, Buddy Tate, Jay McShann, and many others. Since the early 80's Ms. Galloway has acted as musical director for her own groups The Swing Sisters and Velvet Glove and recently became musical director for The Priscilla Wright Big Band. She is also a co-leader of The Jane Fair/Rosemary Galloway Quintet and her recent CD with this group features her original composition, "Waltz Out." Guitarist and composer, Jeffrey Van, will also preform at the event. Van's performance with the choir of his composition, "A Procession Winding Around Me: Four Civil War Poems by Walt Whitman, for SATB, choir and guitar." Written in 1991, Van's Civil War composition for classical guitar, setting music to the inspirational poems of Whitman, has been performed more than 30 times by Van in various parts of the country and once in Gettysburg. The poems include "By the Bivouac's Fitful Flame," "Beat! Beat! Drums!," "Look down Fair Moon," and "Reconciliation." Van has premiered over 50 works for guitar including Dominick Argento's Letters from Composers, five concertos and a broad variety of chamber music. He has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, London's Wigmore Hall and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. As part of a Duologue, with flutist Susan Morris De Jong, Van has premiered and recorded commissioned works from more than a dozen well-known composers. He has been featured in many NPR broadcasts and made several solo ensemble recordings with the Dale Warland Singers. Also appearing at the concert will be bagpiper Henry DeWitt of Rehoboth and the Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band under the direction of Ed Hockersmith. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and are available by calling 6452013. There are a limited number of complimentary tickets available for veterans by contacting Jack Emery at 934-6569. In addition to the generous support of the Sussex County Council, in particular Councilman Lynn Rogers, the concert is underwritten in part by the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Jeffrey Van

Rosemary Galloway



On the Record Building Permits

Garage/Addition, $25,536 • W. Allen Whaley, a/k/a W. Allen Walter, N/Rd. No. 72, W/Rd. No. 462, Lot No. 1, Little Creek Hundred, Dwelling, $99,410 • Elton and Sherry Beauchamp, W/Rd. No. 13, Little Acres, Little Creek Hundred, Tenant Fit Up, $34,200 • Rodney A. Wyatt, Sr., Lot No. 4, Little Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $325,783 • John and Angela Shockley, Rivers End, Lot No. 177, Nanticoke Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $202,294 • Christ United Methodist Church, Corner of Central Avenue and E. Sixth Street, Little Creek Hundred, Repair Porch Floor/Rails, $12,000 • Jeffrey and Mary Meredith, N/Rd. No. 18, Intersection E/Rd. No. 594, Nanticoke Hundred, Pole Building, $51,840 • 03/06/07, Russell M. Dadds, Lakeshores, Lot No. 21, Seaford Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $68,674 • Gerard Jr. and Olha Bourgeois, NW/Rd. No. 569, 878', NE/Rd. No. 572, North West Fork Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $159,749 • David and Theresa Downs, Bridgeville Chase, Lot No. 63, Nanticoke Hundred, Pool/Fence/Shed, $33,512 • Phyllis Nelson, W/Rd. No. 13A, 2400', N/Rd. No. 78, Broad Creek Hundred, Covered Porch, $19,000 • James E. Shultie, Shiloh Farms, Lot, Broad Creek Hundred, Inground Pool, $20,000 • Joey and Cindy Wood, Smithville Estates, Lot No. 21, North West Fork Hundred, Addition, $11,520 • 03/07/07, Edward and Cindy Grachik, Green Briar, Lot No. 6, Seaford Hundred, Inground Pool/Fence, $24,500 • Matthew R. Toback, S/Rd. No. 16, Lot No. 2, North West

Fork Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $97,896 • Dorothy P. Loockerman, Trustee, S/Rd. No. 32 and W/Rd. No. 34, North West Fork Hundred, Pole Barn, $15,360 • Ronald and Debra Hart, N/Rd. No. 18, 625', W/RR and Rd. No. 546, North West Fork Hundred, 2 Chicken Houses/Manure, $235,200 • James and Judith Morris, Hunters Run, Lot No. 9, North West Fork Hundred, Pole Barn, $15,600 • Donald and Gail Spencer, Holly Shores, Lot No. 80, Broad Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $202,425 • Prestige Homes, Inc., W/Bell Street, Little Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $64,150 • Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, Concord Village, Lot No. 12, Nanticoke Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $65,010 • Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, Concord Village, Lot No. 8, Nanticoke Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $65,010 • Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, Concord Village, Lot No. 16, Nanticoke Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $65,010 • William T. Chelton, Hurley Heights, Lot No. 6, Block C, Seaford Hundred, Det. Garage, $10,400 • Jardevtan Corporation, Tatman's Addition, Lot No. 18, North West Fork Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $68,660 • Millville Town Center Association LLC, S/Rd. No. 26, SW/Rd. No.349A, Baltimore Hundred, Tenant Fit Up, $400,000 • Michael and Robin Workman, N/Rd. No. 46, Parcel B, Nanticoke Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $96,597 • North State Street Properties, Governor's Grant, Lot No. 5, Seaford Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $145,000 • Delaware Route 13 Compa-

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ny LLC, E/Rd. No. 13, 1785', S/Rd. No. 452, Lot No. 1, Little Creek Hundred, Sales Office, $47,000 • Jerry Lynn Embleton, S/Rd. No. 613, 1240', W/Rd. No. 614, Lot No. 2, Nanticoke Hundred, Finish Interior, $50,000 • Jason and Jennifer Clagg, N/End Lighthouse Lane, Nanticoke Hundred, Addition, $28,800 • 03/13/07, Robert H. James, Jr., N/Route 567, 1360', E/Route No. 568, North West Fork Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $137,953 • Savannah Square LLC, NE/Route 113, 1144', N/Route No. 26, Dagsboro Hundred, Shell Only, Building A, $800,000 • Savannah Square LLC, NE/Route 113, 1144', N/Route No. 26, Dagsboro Hundred, Shell Only, Building B, $800,000 • Savannah Square LLC, NE/Route 113, 1144', N/Route No. 26, Dagsboro Hundred, Shell Only, Building C, $600,000 • Savannah Square LLC, NE/Route 113, 1144', N/Route No. 26, Dagsboro Hundred, Shell Only, Building D, $400,000 • Robert H. and Mary N. Cascio, Old Church Landing, Lot No. 46, Broad Creek Hundred, Gameroom/Porch, $26,880 • 03/14/07, Gregory and Mia Cathell, S/Rd. No. 454B. Lot No. 2, Little Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $102,844 • Charles and Rosanne Melson, SW/Rd. No. 575B, 1135', E/Rd. No. 575, Lot No. 2, North West Fork Hundred, Inground Pool, $17,000 • Norman and Linda Short, N/Rd. No. 18, Lot No. 3, Nanticoke Hundred, Horse Barn, $14,400 • N B B Construction, JT Bryan Subdivision, Lot No. 1, Seaford Hundred, Addition, $30,720 • Caldera Properties-Baltimore I, E/Rd. No. 349, Parcel A, Baltimore Hundred, Multi-Family, 6

Units, $660,000 • Brookfield Heritage Shores LLC, Heritage Shores, Lot No. 448, North West Fork Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $97,185 • Brookfield Heritage Shores LLC, Heritage Shores, Lot No. 490, North West Fork Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $96,430 • Brookfield Heritage Shores LLC, Heritage Shores, Lot No. 449, North West Fork Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $89,115 • Brookfield Heritage Shores LLC, Heritage Shores, Lot No. 488, North West Fork Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $88,605 • Brookfield Heritage Shores LLC, Heritage Shores, Lot No. 488, North West Fork Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $87,880 • Michael and Laura Benso, N/Rd. No. 16, 825', W/Rd. No. 632, Nanticoke Hundred, Repair Metal Roof, $15,000 • Sara Lynn Goff, N/Rd. No. 500. 3419', W/Rd. No. 493, Little Creek Hundred, Addition, $21,120

Divorces • Stephen D. Ramey from Janice L. Ramey on Feb. 5. • Bertha O. Avinel from Barthelmy Avinel on Feb. 1. • Deborah E. Collins from Michael A. Williams on Feb. 27. • Sandy L. Ellis from Troy L. Ellis on Feb. 13. • Sheila Y. Tharp from John M. Tharp on Feb. 5. • Norisa Jacobs from Lawrence Jacobs on Feb. 20. • Dylan A. Hamblin from Kelly R. Hamblin on Feb. 20. • Kristofor D. Steel from Karen A. Steel on Feb. 20. • Thomas G. Keeton from Patricia L. Keeton on Feb. 20. • Cynthia Witt from Charles Smith III on Feb. 27. • Phillip Layton from Cora L. Layton on Feb. 27. • Roxanne Foskey from William Foskey on Feb. 20.


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• John and Susan Layton, E/Rd. No. 505, 1275', NW/Rd. No. 76, Little Creek Road, New Roof/Siding/Wind, $20,000 • Kenneth H. Jr. and Amanda Rogers, N/Rd. No. 18, Lot No. 1, 1110', W/Rd. No. 528, Nanticoke Hundred, Pole Building/Pool/Fence, $43,814 • Little Meadows, Inc., Little Meadows, Lot No. 91, Broad Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $110,461 • H - H and J Enterprises LLC, W/Rd. No. 113, Georgetown Hundred, New Office Building, $2,090,000 • Seaford Commons, W/Rd. No. 13, 782', N/Rd. No. 534, Seaford Hundred, Shell Only, $240,000 • David Laux, John Collins, Lot Nos. 16-17, Broad Creek Hundred, Windows/Hardi Plankr, $10,000 • John and Dorothy Francis, Newton Subdivision, Lot No. 1, North West Fork Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $131,700 • Deborah Mae and Raymond Nichols, Rd. No. 556, Seaford Hundred, Addition, $29,952 • Park Venture LLC, Ross Business Park, Seaford Hundred, Warehouse, $287,702 • Edward and Tammy Crockett, Crestfield, Phase II, Lot No. 71, Seaford Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $143,975 • Chesapeake Construction and Remodel, 128 N/Fourth Street, 130', W/Pine Street, Seaford Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $60,000 • Steven and Michelle Reed, W/Rd. No. 592, 1637', S/Rd. No. 565, Nanticoke Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $121,321 • Coastal Highway Office LLC, N/Lewes/Rehoboth, Lewes & Rehoboth Hundred, Tenant Fit Up, $480,000 • Marvin and Darlene McCray, North Towns End, Lot No. 15, Little Creek Hundred, Att.

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SUSSEX COUNTY FED. CREDIT UNION F.T. Branch Manager position for Seaford Office. Mininum 3 yrs. banking experience. College degree preferred. Candidate must be a team leader with a strong emphasis in outside sales/ membership development. Send resume and salary requirements to Sussex County FCU P.O. Box 1800, Seaford, DE 19973.

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YEAR ROUND RENTAL Seaford - 4 BR/ 2 BA home. $1000/ mo. + utilities. Call Kim Derrickson at Wilgus Associates 302-539-7511 x3030 for more info.

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VALUABLE REAL ESTATE & HOME SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2007 - 11:00 a.m. Location: 101 Edgewood Street, Bridgeville, DE 19933 The property is identified on the Sussex County tax map as parcel 1-31-10-160194.00 and is believed to be 60’x165’ in size. The property is improved with a 2 two story home with kitchen w/birch cabinets, dining room w/hardwood floors, living room w/fireplace, front foyer, half bathroom, and side entrance with porch all located on the first floor. The second floor consists of three bedrooms, sewing room, and full bathroom. The home has a full attic with plenty of storage space and a full basement with cement floor. The home also has a back porch and is heated with oil heat. The property is also improved with an unattached two car garage. The exterior of the home has asphalt shingle roof and aluminum siding. The property is serviced with town water & sewer. The home is in need of repair and updates and would be a great investment for the handy-man or rental property. A sale you will not want to miss if you are looking for investment property! Inspection: Thursday, March 29 th from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. & Tuesday, April 3 rd from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Call our office for details. Selling for: Estate of James A. Lord Terms: $10,000.00 non-refundable down payment on the day of sale in the form of cash or certified check made payable to Jos. C. O’Neal & Sons with the balance to be paid in 45 days when a good and marketable deed will be given. Buyer & Seller will equally share all State & County Transfer taxes. Buyer will be required to pay all costs of preparing and recording the deed and any other costs that may occur. The property is being sold, “AS IS”. A 5% Buyer’s Premium will be added to the final selling price. Failure to comply with these Terms of Sale will result in the forfeiture of the down payment paid on day of sale. Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, but it is their intent to sell said property.


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NOTICE SPECIAL ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A SPECIAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2007 The Delmar School District of Sussex County, in the State of Delaware, pursuant to the Delmar Board of Education approval given March 6, 2007, in accordance with the provisions of Title 14, Chapter 19 of the Delaware Code as amended, in order to permit the voters of said district to vote for or against the transfer of fifteen cents [$0.15] per hundred dollars [$100.00] of assessed valuation of property from the debt service tax fund to current operating expenses for the specific purposes of materials, supplies, and other academic programs.

THIS SPECIAL REFERENDUM DOES NOT INCREASE THE SCHOOL TAX RATE AND WILL BE COMBINED WITH A FIVE CENT [0$.05] DECREASE IN SCHOOL TAX PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS [$100.00] OF ASSESSED VALUATION OF PROPERTY. The polls for said election will open at 12:00 noon and will remain opened until 9:00PM prevailing time. The polling place will be open and voting facilities will be provided in the Delmar School District Board of Education meeting room. Every person who is eighteen [18] years of age or older on the day of the election and who is a resident of the Delmar School District, Sussex County, and the State of Delaware, shall be eligible to vote at said Special School Election. The voter does not have to be a registered voter in order to cast a vote. Qualified voters who will be unable to appear to cast their ballot at the polling place on the date of the Special Election may cast their vote by absentee ballot provided that the voter contacts the Department of Elections, 119 North Race Street, Georgetown, DE, 11147, [302] 856-5367, and executes the absentee ballot by the appropriate deadline.

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Please take notice that a public hearing will be held on Monday, April 16, 2007 at 7:00 p.m., in the Town Hall, 201 Mechanic Street, Town of Laurel, Laurel, DE. The public hearing will be conducted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Laurel, to consider the request of Craig and Juanita Littleton, applications for the annexation into the Town for property located contiguous to the existing corporate limits of the Town of Laurel, on Tenth Street, tax map nos. 4-32/8.10/86 & 88. All interested persons are invited to attend said public hearing and present their views. Additional information, including copies of the annexation requests and other pertinent documents, may be obtained at Town hall during regular business hours. Mayor and Council, Laurel, Delaware 3/29/1tc

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PUBLIC HEARING The Commissioners of Bridgeville will hold a Public Hearing and present an Ordinance to amend Section 128 of the Code of Bridgeville relating to fees, to create a penalty for all industrial, commercial and non-Bridgeville users who are in excess of the monthly allocation set forth by agreements with the Town, for a second and final reading at their monthly meeting scheduled for April 9, 2007, at 7:00 P.M. in the Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, Bridgeville, Delaware. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE JOSEPH T. CONAWAY, COMMISSION PRESIDENT 3/29/1tc

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PUBLIC HEARING The Commissioners of Bridgeville will hold a Public Hearing and present an Ordinance to amend Section 128 of the Code of Bridgeville relating to fees to increase the fee for variance, zoning and conditional use hearings, for a second and final reading at their monthly meeting scheduled for April 9, 2007, at 7:00 P.M. in the Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, Bridgeville, Delaware. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE JOSEPH T. CONAWAY, COMMISSION PRESIDENT 3/29/1tc See LEGALS—page 41

Friday Night, April 6th, 2007 at 5:00 PM Held at the Marshall Auction Facility at 8000 Esham Rd., Parsonsburg, MD Personal Property Preview: 2 hours prior to the Auction. Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 50 & Forest Grove Rd., in Parsonsburg, turn North onto Forest Grove Rd. and follow for 0.5 miles to Old Ocean City Rd. Right onto Old O. C. Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to Esham Rd. Left onto Esham Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to burgundy/tan building on left. Signs Posted. Hunting Supplies and Ammunition: Large selection of scopes including: Like new Zeiss Dital Diavari 3 x 12 x 56 Illuminated scope & scopes by Bushnell, Tasco, and Nikon. Wide variety of ammo to include: rifle, shotgun, black powder, and pistol ammunition from Winchester, Remington, Hornady, Weatherby, as well as collectable ammunition boxes from Peters, Kleanbore, and Winchester Super X- large selection of pistol grips, holsters, and speed loaders, recoil pads, chokes of all kinds and calibers, gun cleanings supplies, hunting clothes from Browning and Remington, scent eliminator, turkey and goose decoys, decoy bags and cords, Magnum folding knives, Buck knives, reloading supplies to include wads, primers and casings, over a dozen Browning shotgun and rifle cases, Remington advertisements, Budweiser neon, Caribou mount, elk mounts, antelope mounts, wildlife prints, gun catalogues of all makers, mini- fridge, misc tools, micrometers, pine display racks, scope mounting parts, stocks, forearms, butt plates, sunglasses rack, “t” shirt racks, 88mm casing, Atm sign, Hess Trucks, oriental swords, nice selection of beer manufacturer advertisements, signs, Statesman Roto-tiller, 2 Powellville parade model rifles & more!! Blackpowder: Thompson Center Omega .45 Cal rifle w/black syn. stock & stainless matte bbl, Knight Revolution .50 Cal rifle w/wood stock & black matte bbl. SPECIAL ADDITION: We are selling a UZI (Israel Military Industries) Model B 9 mm Carbine rifle. The carbine features a 16.1” barrel, folding stock with an overall length of 31.5”. The carbine is stamped Action Arms Co., Phila., PA on the right side and UZI semi-auto, MODEL B, 9mm PARA, IMI – ISRAEL on the left. Barrel serial number matches the carbine Serial #. This firearm is considered an assault weapon in the state of Maryland but is legal to buy and own because it’s a carbine Model. Pistol/Assult Weapon paperwork applies on the purchase of this firearm with a waiting period required. Rifles: Anschutz Model 1517D Classic .17 HMR Cal bolt rifle w/blued BBL and wood stock, Browning A-Bolt 7mm-08 Cal bolt rifle w/ blued matte BBL & black Syn. stock & Boss system, Weatherby .270 Cal Accumark w/stainless matte fluted barrel & Syn. stock, Savage Model 93 .17 HMR bolt action rifle, 20” blued bbl w/syn. stock (NIB), New England Firearms SSI Sportster .17 Mach 2 w/22” blued bbl & syn. stock (NIB), Browning A-Bolt Classic Hunter .223 WSSM w/22” blued bbl & wood stock (NIB). Marlin Model 18 .22 child’s pump rifle, Marlin Model 81 .22 bolt rifle, Marlin Model 120 .22 LR Semi-auto rifle, Rossi .243 single shot (20 gauge single shot – 2 barrels), SKS Norinco 7.62 x 39 Semi-auto w/bayonet, Stevens Jr “Cat & Rat” .22 single shot rifle, Winchester Model 33A Pump .22 rifle, Winchester Model 61 pump .22 rifle, Winchester Model 62A pump .22 rifle, Winchester Model 94 30-30 lever action rifle, Winchester Model 06 pump .22 rifle, Winchester Model 63 semi-auto .22 rifle. Shotguns: Remington 11-87 Sporting Clays 12 GA 2.75” w/light contour 30” BBL & ext. Rem-choke tubes, Benelli M-2 pistol grip 12 GA 2 & 3” semi-auto w/hardwoods camo shotgun (NIB), Benelli Nova 20 GA Youth 2 & 3” pump shotgun w/Hardwoods camo (NIB) , Remington Spartan Spr-100 20 GA single shot shotgun (NIB), Remington New Model 11-87 Youth 20 GA semi auto 2 & 3” w/Mossy Oak cam (NIB), Ithaca Model 37 16 GA pump shotgun, New Haven (By Mossberg) .20 GA pump Model 600CT, Orsmund Arms Co .410 single shot shotgun, Remington 20 GA Falling Block single shot w/32” full barrel, Savage Arms-Stevens Model 311 20 GA SBS, Springfield Arms 12 GA Single shot, Winchester Model 41 - .410 Single shot bolt action, Young American Model 1885 Single shot 12 GA shotgun (Wall Hanger – Non Firing). Pistols: Colt Woodsman .22 cal LR semi Auto Pistol w/ 2 magazines, Smith & Wesson Model 22A .22 LR semi auto pistol w/5.5” target bull barrel, Laminate target grip & Bushnell Camo red dot scope (NIB), Smith & Wesson Model M22A.22 semi-auto w/5.5” barrel & adj. sights (NIB), Ruger Bisley Model Single Six blued .22 LR revolver w/6.5” bbl & adjustable sights (NIB). Expecting a S&W 9mm & .40 Cal Sigma (NIB). Antique Fishing Lures and Fishing Equipment: Very Nice collection of antique fishing lures to include: Heddon Lucky 13, Creepy Crawler, Baby Topper, lures by south bend, wooden poppers, early hand painted floats, early spinner baits, cedar plugs, Penn reels and morefreshwater baits to include rattle traps, Rapala’s, soft baits, fresh and saltwater fishing rods, dip nets, fish nets, sinkers, hooks of all sorts, coolers, Hummingbird 100Sx fish finder, and more!! Wildlife Artwork: Robert Barnes Watercolors and prints, signed Louis Frisino duck prints, ships prints, and many others!! Compound bows: Browning Rage, Browning Oasis, Browning Micro-Midas, bow press, arrow cutter, as well as arrows of all sorts, tips, Flambeau cases, broad heads, accessories and more. Vehicles/Trailer: 1985 Chevy Caprice Classic garage kept w/ only 32,000 original miles!! Clear title & MD inspected. 1987 Crown Victoria (NO TITLE – Estate Car, Family won’t get a duplicate title so the vehicle is being sold for parts). 2000 Model year Texas Bragg open utility trailer w/title. Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 8% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Auction Co. reserves the right to hold any firearm(s) paid for by check until the check clears. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. Auction conducted inside & outside or 9,000 Sq. Ft. facility. Two Auctioneers. Some seating provided. Food served by Millie’s. THE GUNS ARE BEING STORED OFFSITE AT A SECURE LOCATION. Valid gift certificates issued by Dave’s Sports Shop will be honored on Dave’s Sport Shop merchandise at the Auction. Required Gun Paperwork: All modern firearms will be transferred to a licensed FFL dealer to process the required paperwork to transfer the firearms. A transfer fee will be collected by the FFL dealer. If you live out of Maryland and purchase a pistol or regulated firearm the firearm(s) must be transferred to a FFL Dealer in your state to process the required paperwork. Contact Auction Co or view website for complete details. FFL dealers must bring an original signed copy of FFL.


Friday Night, April 13th, 2007 at 5:00 PM Held at the Marshall Auction Facility at 8000 Esham Rd., Parsonsburg, MD Mid-Atlantic Cherry Chippendale Period Secretary, George III Mahogany Pembroke Pedestal Table, Period George III Inlaid Mahogany Side Cabinet, Period George III Mahogany Tall Chest, Gorham Silver Baltimore & Eastern Railroad Division Loving Cup, American Federal Style Eight Day Banjo Clock, and more to Come!! COINS COINS COINS: A large selection of approx. 4 00 lots will be sold on the 13 th of April. To include $5 gold piece, 70 Morgan & 30 Peace dollars, cents, 2 cents, 3 cents, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars & more. Enormous selection of Silver content dimes & quarters.

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PUBLIC HEARING The Commissioners of Bridgeville will hold a Public Hearing on April 9, 2007, in the Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, Bridgeville, DE at 8:00 P.M. or as soon as possible thereafter. The Commission will receive comments on a Conditional Use request submitted by Timothy and Chantel Banks to change the residence at 11 Church Street, Bridgeville, Delaware into a childcare facility. Written comments will be received by the Commission no later than April 6, 2007. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE JOSEPH T. CONAWAY, COMMISSION PRESIDENT 3/29/2tc

NOTICE Estate of Louise Fuller Veazey, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Louise Fuller Veazey who departed this life on the 26th day of May, A.D. 2005 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Jill L. Burton, Jeffrey L.. Fuller on the 2nd day of March, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required

to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 26th day of January, A.D. 2006 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Jill L. Burton 301 N. Hantwerker Dr., Delmar, DE 19940 Jeffrey L. Fuller 12079 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, DE 19956 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 3/22/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Arline Cathyll Hendricks, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Arline Cathyll Hendricks who departed this life on the 15th day of February, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Franklin W. Hendricks, Charlotte A. Davis on the 5th day of March, A.D. 2007, 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 15th day of October, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Franklin W. Hendricks 5732 Milford-Harrington Hwy.

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NOTICE Estate of Nettie V. Groves, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Nettie V. Groves who departed this life on the 2nd day of February, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Richard Lee Matthews, Violet D. Brown on the 9th day of March, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 2nd day of October, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Richard Lee Matthews 25530 Bethel-Concord Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Violet D. Brown 25401 Honeysuckle Dr., Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 3/22/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Elma B. Cannon, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Elma B. Cannon who departed this life on the 2nd day of March, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Edward K. Cannon, Rebecca C. Sheirer on the 12th day of March, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 2nd day of November, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Edward K. Cannon 10199 Rifle Range Rd. Bridgeville, DE 19933 Rebecca C. Sheirer 5 Casa Linda, Brownsville, TX 78521 Attorney: Stephen P. Ellis, Esq. P.O. Box 875 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 3/22/3tc


Police Journal Suspect Sought in Bank Robbery Delaware State Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Wednesday, March 21, at approximately 11:27 a.m., at Artisans' Bank, 19358 Miller Road just west of State Route 1, Rehoboth Beach. A white male suspect, wearing a green Army jacket with a black hooded sweat shirt underneath it, entered the bank and was told by an employee that he needed to take the hood off. The suspect reached for his hood, but instead of taking it off, he pulled a mask over his face. The suspect then approached two female employees and demanded money while keeping one hand in his pocket implying that he had a weapon. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money, and he fled the bank. The suspect was last seen running between the bank and another building toward the Safeway shopping center. The suspect was in his early to mid20s, over 6 feet tall, very slender, with blue eyes and brown hair. Besides the clothing description mentioned above, the suspect was also wearing baggy gray sweat pants, white latex gloves wrapped with Ace bandages, silver-framed glasses, and he had a band-aid placed vertically on his right cheek. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call Detective Timothy Conaway at (302) 856-5850, Ext. 208 or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

Fire in Laurel under investigation The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a house fire that occurred on Wednesday, March 21, at approximately 6:47 p.m. in the 700 block of Elm Street in Laurel. The Laurel Fire Department responded to the scene and was assisted by the Blades, Delmar, and Sharptown, Md,. fire departments. Upon arrival they encountered smoke showing from the attic and second floor. J. W. Scott of Delmar owns the home, which has first and second floor apartments. Larry Wilson resides in the second floor apartment and was not home at the time of the fire. Krystel Lopez resides in the first floor apartment, which was occupied by her children. All were able to escape without injury. The home was equipped with working smoke detectors. The Red Cross was called to assist with housing for the victims. State Fire Marshal’s Investigators have determined that the fire originated on the second floor ceiling and the cause is under investigation. Damages have been listed at approximately $200,000.

Helicopter crash injuries are minor A Bell Jet Ranger III Helicopter crashed Friday, March 23, as it was taking off in a development that is under construction west of Lewes. The development, called The Ridings, is located off of Beaver Dam Road. Preliminary results of a state police investigation revealed that at approximately 3:55 p.m., as the helicopter was taking off from inside the development, it apparently struck a power line and then crashed into a field inside the development. The helicopter had just picked up three employees of Centex Homes and was preparing to fly

them back to Virginia. The employees had been in the area to survey jobsites. The pilot of the helicopter, Kara Dewitt, 31, of Richmond, Va., refused medical treatment. Dewitt is employed by HeloAir out of Richmond. The three passengers were Robert K. Davis, 51, of Oakton, Va., Ronald Salameh, 37, of Rockville, Md., and Lionel Carter, 40, of Gainesville, Va. Salameh and Carter were transported to Beebe Medical Center where they were treated for minor injuries. Davis refused treatment.

Seaford Police officer in crash The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) is investigating a minor injury crash involving a Seaford Police Officer. The crash occurred March 19 at approximately 9:04 a.m., at the intersection of Sussex County Road 46 (Old Furnace Road) and County Road 446 (Asbury Road). A 2003 fully-marked Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser operated by Officer Todd J. White, 24, of the Seaford Police Department, was traveling east on CR 46 approaching the intersection with CR 446. A 2005 Jeep Wrangler operated by Amber M. Ruhl, 20, of Laurel, was traveling north on CR 446 approaching the intersection with CR 46. Ruhl initially stopped for a stop sign at the intersection, but then pulled out into the path of the police cruiser. The right front of the police cruiser then struck the left front side of the Jeep. After impact, the cruiser traveled off the north edge of the roadway and came to rest in a yard. The Jeep spun clockwise and came to rest in the roadway. Officer White, who was wearing a seatbelt, was treated at Nanticoke Hospital for an abrasion to his right knee. Ruhl, who was also wearing a seatbelt, was treated at Nanticoke Hospital for a neck strain.

Suicide ruled in fatal fire On Monday, March 19, state police detectives responded to the scene of a fatal house trailer fire at the corner of Bacons Rd, and Bittersweet Dr., outside of Delmar, to assist the Fire Marshal's Office with a death investigation. The blaze was reported shortly before 9 a.m. A male victim, later identified as Vaughn R. Hearn, 36, of Delmar, was found deceased in the home after firefighters extinguished the flames. Through the investigation into the death and the subsequent autopsy results, investigators have determined that Hearn died of an apparent suicide when he ignited household contents with an open flame. Heavy fire damage was estimated at $10,000.

Charges dropped March 16 Charges against Jim Penix, 18, of Laurel, who had been arrested in January by the Laurel Police, have been dropped. Penix had been charged with harassment. He appeared in Family Court on March 16 and the case was “Nolle Prosequi,” in effect meaning the case against the defendant is being dropped. This action is taken in civil cases where evidence is lacking or the defendant is presumed to be innocent.



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Trash along roadways shows disrespect for others I've got a great idea — well, I think it is. It too shall pass, I guess, AT URPHY but I'd like to share it with you. I know the price of gas is high, Let's let families take their but have you rode around any of the back roads in Western Sussex unwanted items to the County lately? For that matter any of the streets of our town? It's trash waste site free once a everywhere you look along the month and see if this side of the roads — diapers, bottles, cups, paper bags, tires, you helps. name it — it's there. In some areas you can fill a see whole bags of trash along the road. Is garbage bag in a few short minutes. Is this a general lack of respect for each this because of the fees at our trash sites, or the fee for home trash removal? I doubt other? It is not unusual to see a window it — but if it is, I have an idea: Let's let come down at a crossover or light and out families take their unwanted items to the comes some piece of garbage that could waste site free once a month and see if this have just as easily been recycled or put in helps. To compensate for this maybe we receptacles at the place where the items should triple the fine if they are guilty of were purchased, or put into a trash can at littering our roads and fields. home. Well, I can't solve the world's problems, Worse yet, it is not unusual anymore to



Today’s technology can’t match yesterday’s imagination I am totally amazed at what our society now considers to be enterONY INDSOR tainment. I also admit that perhaps no one should give much merit to If parents suddenly told the opinion of a man who as a teenager sneaked into the Marion some of our young people Baptist Church and played Steppenwolf’s “The Pusher Man” comto “go outside and play,” munity-wide out of the steeple’s these kids would need an electronic sound system. I am just frustrated, I suppose. instruction manual. During one particular week a couple of months ago, we lost a former United States president, several soldiers in creating some awesome musical and other artistic treasures. But, because of computthe Iraq war and soul icon James Brown. ers, cell phones and even television, our Yet, what saturated the airwaves and meschildren no longer have to rely on their merized a nation was the death of Anna imaginations. Nicole Smith. There is no doubt that if I had had a Worse yet, it was not necessarily the computer when I was a teenager I would fact that she had passed away that kept people riveted to the television screen, but have never left my bedroom. The only contact Mom would have had with me more the soap opera-type personal issues was to brush the cobwebs off my back that surrounded her death — namely, the every couple of weeks. little baby she left behind. What is even That may be a bit of an embellishment, more frustrating is the fact that even today but it is close to what is happening with the country’s fascination for Nicole our youth. If parents suddenly told some Smith’s demise is still a centerpiece of of our young people to “go outside and life. My sincere sympathies to the family play,” these kids would need an instrucand friends, but enough is enough. tion manual. We love to wallow in someone else’s The cell phone has become a source of misery. I think it is almost like admitting survival for kids as young as 9 and 10. you watched the Jerry Springer Show. That show provided a sense of relief because you They don’t seem to talk to each other as felt so much more confident in life when much as they text message. These kids you saw the caliber of morons that paraded send thousands of text messages to one out on his stage each day. I probably could another via the cell phone. In some cases have sympathized with the lifestyles of they are sitting next to each other on the some of those perverse bucket-heads; howcouch sending text message about the teleever, I lost all patience because they found vision show they are watching. it necessary to share each morbid, sick deBelieve it or not, there was a time in tail on national television. our culture when you could only talk on I know that I spend a great deal of time the phone as far as the cord would allow in nostalgic journeys into my childhood and you. In some cases I think I stretched our for some that may be considered a stark kitchen phone cord until you could have waste of time. However, in my opinion if used it to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. ever there were a time in this society to pine Phone booths were as close as we got for the “good old days,” it is now. to “on the go” phones. Technology is so advanced today and I suppose there is good in all of this as wonderful as it is, I am afraid it may be technology. I only hope parents will take robbing our youth of a precious thing, ˆ the initiative to assure that the good outtheir imaginations. I know that you can do weighs the negatives as it pertains to our many things on the computer, including young people.



but I'd like to help with this one! Saturday, March 31, is the Laurel Alumni Association’s "Dog Day." This year, the event is set up differently to draw some extra interest. Former Bulldog football players are invited back for an on-thefootball field event. No, I don't think they are going to play a game. But it's going to be a fun time, and proceeds will go to scholarships for deserving students who are children of LHS grads. I did overhear a conversation Sunday between graduates Kendal Jones and Dr. Pierce Ellis with Kendal telling "Doc" he was their class representative. Oyster sandwiches, Barbecued chicken and more will be there for everyone to enjoy at the Laurel High School football field, as well as the sports cards and memorabilia show in the field house. There may even be a little bit of Laurel memorabilia for those who enjoy those things. And oh yes, don’t forget our "Cash Cow" and that big event. Time is 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. or later and I hear we are going to have some out-of-town guests. Welcome back, everyone! Al Phillips, a 1963 Laurel graduate and Seaford resident, was sharing with me his concerns the other day. Al, a Vietnam veteran, has a son, Dwayne Albert, who is currently serving in Afghanistan. Dwayne is a Seaford graduate and an Eagle Scout some years ago. Dwayne is an E4 and is 29 years old. Al's age, when he went to Vietnam, was also 29.

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Al, our prayers are with you and your family as well. Gary Cannon is the Laurel High School track coach. He has also coached football and other sports at various levels. With the usual small track team in Laurel last week, Gary's team made a strong showing against powerhouse Poly Tech, a very large school. Gary is a 1968 Laurel graduate and former member of the football squad, so we expect to see him Saturday at the alumni sports event at the Laurel Football Field. I am told that his track team certainly deserves some recognition for its early-season effort. It is a reflection of Gary's enthusiasm. Thanks to classmate Donald Crouch, I have received work on Jennings “Spuck” Dickerson, a 1949 Laurel High graduate. Spuck lives in Deerfield Beach, Fla., and according to Donald is still going strong. Spuck played sports at Laurel but was also quite a musician. I was not told what instrument he played, but anyway, he still is using this talent as he is in a musical group called the Kili Kids. The exciting part of this is the fact that the band will be performing at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 8. The band will play at the Jefferson Memorial at 4 p.m. See you Saturday at the Laurel Alumni Association event. Remember — it’s for everybody, food and all!



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Letters Sussex needs dental clinic It doesn’t take long for newcomers to Sussex County to realize how poor dental health is in our citizens. There are numerous jokes that begin “How do you tell a Sussex County girl from...” As a dental health professional I do not find it amusing. In fact, I find the situation abhorrent. In 2000, the Surgeon General of the United States released a first-time-ever report on oral health. It focused on how oral health is an essential determinant of a person’s quality of life, functional abilities and sense of well being. C. Everett Koop M.D. called for every state and community to make the oral health of their population a priority. He called for dental professionals, policy makers and interested individuals to get started implementing effective community-based oral disease prevention and health promotion strategies. In March 2003, after several years of planning, contacting key players at the state level, community-speaking, fundraising and equipment donation gathering, Sussex Smiles Dental Care Inc. opened its doors. The faith-based non-profit organization, modeled on the Pierre Toussaint Dental Office in Wilmington, was and still is the only place in Sussex County where adults receive dental care at fees less than private practice office. The state is our landlord and generously rents us a building on the Stockley Campus in Georgetown. Donations from the Carl M. Freeman Foundation and Delaware Community Foundation enabled us to purchase the two new pieces of equipment we needed. The Longwood Foundation and Discover Bank each donated $25,000. Community groups like the Seaford Lions and Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary were also supportive. Unfortunately, after the first year we had to stop accepting new patient applica-

tions. The response for services is so overwhelming. Dental care is expensive and it is a luxury item for many people. Be that as it may, dentists are necessary when delivering dental care; and that is the obstacle for our operation. The Delaware Division of Public Health published a study called “Dentists in Delaware, 1998.” It is full of bar graphs demonstrating the lack of dentists in Sussex County. Even more disturbing was the finding that more than one third were 55 or older. It was the hope of the founders of Sussex Smiles to tap into that pool of retiring Delaware dentists. It is well known that the first year of retirement is difficult psychologically for many; and a charity clinic could be a win-win for all concerned. Dr. Bob Emory of Milford was our first and foremost volunteer dentist. Unfortunately, he moved to Virginia in late 2005 and the citizens of that state are now benefiting from his charity work. Our next thought was to seek a licensing mechanism for the out-of-state relocating dentists moving here. Unfortunately, we cannot get a bill through the legislative committee as organized dentistry in Delaware objects and lobbies hard. Meanwhile the thousands of Sussex Countians in need of dental care are still waiting. Sussex Smiles has submitted a FY 2008 Grant In Aid application asking the state to provide money for the salary of a dentist, assistant and receptionist for one year. The 12 members of the Joint Finance Committee who will decide how the money is distributed are: Rep. Cathcart and Sen. Cook, co-chairs; Rep. Booth; Sen. Henry; Rep. Miro; Sen. McBride; and Sen. Wagner; and Sen. Vaughn; Rep. Schwartzkopf; Sen. Amick; Rep. Williams; and Sen. Cloutier. To e-mail any o them, use the formula of All legislators receive regular mail at P.O. Box 1401, Legislative Hall, Dover, DE 19903. If you believe low-income adults who live in Sussex County should have an alternate to private-practice offices, and if as a taxpayer you are outraged spending half a million dollars of medical assistance funds per year for adult recipients to drop into the Beebe and Nanticoke emergency rooms for pain and antibiotic prescriptions for dental infections that will keep reoccurring, contact your legislators and the Grant In Aid Committee. Ask them to fund this project. We need serious money to pay salaries. Only dental treatment by dentists and preventive services by hygienists like myself can help our community turn its poor dental health around. Let these policy-makers know that Sussex County is tired of being the stepchild. My observation after decades in dentistry is that oral health is getting worse and worse, even thought scientists are proving it more and more important. Anne Green Millville

River Road needs fixed This concerns anyone who drives a car, pickup, or motorcycle. I have lived in Delaware on River Road for three years and the situation I’m describing hasn’t gotten anything but worse. If you own a vehicle you think anything of, don’t take it down River Road. The part of the road I’m referring to is a stretch of road 3/8 of a mile long. It runs from alternate U.S. 13 in Blades to the Aurndel Corp. on River Road. It has got to be the worst road in the county. It is full of holes, hilly, broken up and needs repair. When it rains, the water just stands there as it has

no where to go. This is to say nothing about the dirt and dust when it is dry. This comes from the trucks of Wyoming concrete and the Aurndel Corp. I have written letters to who I thought were important people with no results. Something should be done. You can travel from here to Baltimore on back roads and you won’t find a road this bad. The railroad crossing is not the worst in the county but probably a close second. As for the people who live south of this portion of River Road, I feel so sorry for them. No way can they keep their homes or cars clean. If you don’t believe me, just drive through some wet or dry week. What a mess! Can’t something be done? Richard B. Elzey Seaford

Grease was the word I’m writing in to talk about the play that the Laurel High School drama club put on recently. I went because my brother, Mike McCrea, was given a part as the Teen Angel and I was really looking forward to hear him sing. However, what I got was one of the best shows I have ever seen. Everyone in that play was absolutely outstanding. My brother told me how hard everyone worked on this to make it as good as it could be. Those kids put everything they had into it and it showed. It gave me goose bumps to listen to each and every one of the songs. I went to listen to my brother sing, but what I got was knocked on the floor, take your breath away performances from everyone that took part in this musical. Laurel should be so very, very proud of them! I know I am! Susan Hastings Laurel

Poet writes verse to commemorate life of his father Editor’s note: The following poem was written by Ralph Thomas about the life of his father, Jim Thomas, Laurel. My Life’s Journey Till Now Walking through this life Has been quite a journey for me. Through two centuries It has spanned, seems like eternity. Through the good times And through the bad I have wandered through this land I have heard Heavenly choirs And the singing of the bands. Through many struggles And hard trials To times of much Happiness and bliss Many changes Have my eyes seen From the horse and Buggy to cars and planes From rockets to missiles To the walk on the moon From the rock and roll Singers to those who croon. Roads, towns and cities Have sprung up everywhere

Before there were few. I remember the fields, Streams and woods as a child. Everything seemed so peaceful, So secure, so green. We farmed with mules and tractors and filled The fields with new seed And covered it with fertilizer And watched it grow Till harvest time. We had crops in Georgia and Delaware Our farm was called Paradise Farms. There was fishing, the hunting The harvests in the fall The women busily cooking on the hearth The mules in the fields The tractors, the combines The shrill whistle Of the whippoorwill The call of the bob white The melons ripe and red and The potatoes, the corn And the tomatoes too. We had milk cows, Goats and a chicken house or two. I gathered eggs in a basket And sold them to neighbors To make a little change. I remember all this

And much more. From the farm fields To the far off northern markets Where we shipped our crops By truck and by train Through sunny days and Through the wind and driving rain. I did a stint in the army During World War II And I am proud to be An American I hope that you are too. I went to work for DuPont after the war Until I retired in 1978. In 1955, we build a home, my wife and I, In the woods near the Nanticoke River, where I still live today. There were nine of us Brothers and sisters In the fold, some young some old. I was somewhere in the middle. We all stayed close To the old home place. My wife and I had four children Of whom we were very proud. They were full of energy and fun Running in and out Slamming the screen door. What one couldn’t think of The others sure did.

Makes me glad there weren’t more But I sure enough loved the four. They are all grown now with children of Their own adding Grand children And great grand children To the tally. If they all showed up At once I fear There would be Nothing left in the galley. My wife of many years Passed on in 1994. She is waiting for me Just inside Heaven’s Door Where I will join her one day. I will be 91 on March 25, 2007, And I am thankful for each new day. Every day I take time to pray I am very thankful for each and every day, And for strength and health And that has made all the difference For me and brought peace To my soul. I am thankful for all the years And for all He has given me. I am most thankful that I live In the land of the free Where we have great liberty.



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love offering will be received. For more information call 302-629-3929 or 302381-6514.

Easter Musical The choir of the Atlanta Road Alliance Church will present an Easter musical, "The Borrowed Tomb," on Friday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m.. and Sunday, April 1, at 7 p.m. The public is invited; the event is free. The story revolves around Joseph of Arimathea (played by R.C. Willin) and Nicodemus (played by Richard Trice) as they struggle with loyalty before and during the crucifixion of Jesus. For more information, call 629-5600 or visit

Cup of Joy Coffeehouse April 27 Friday, April 27, from 7-9 p.m. Coffee, music, and connection with Christian people is available, at the Seaford Church of the Nazarene. There will be an Open Mick from 7-9 p.m. Unplugged instruments (aka acoustical) only. Seaford Church of the Nazarene is located at 520 South Dual Highway (Rt. 13S next to the Guide). For more information call 302-629-3929 or 302-381-6514.

‘Shua’ Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Seaford presents ‘Shua,’ a one actor play. It tells the story of Jesus (Yeshua) from the point of view of a childhood friend. The retelling of the story of our Salvation has a power to move us if we open our eyes and ears and hearts. We invite you to begin your Holy Week with this inspiring presentation. The event will take place in the Parish hall at 4 p.m. on April 1. A free will offering will be taken to defray the cost.

Centenary Church Gospel Cafe Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, is hosting a Christian music evening each Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Bruce and Nancy Wiley are presenting live Christian music, fellowship, and refreshments. March 31 singers are Jim Perry, Sierra Spicer, Galen and Jillian Queen. Every week Mary Ann Young joins us. For more information, contact the church office at 875-3983

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

All Saints Lenten services All Saints Episcopal Church, Delmar, Palm and Passion Sunday, April 1. The 10 a.m. service will begin in the parish hall with the traditional blessing and distribution of palms. The service will continue in the church with the reading of our Lord’s Passion concluding with Eucharist. Maundy Thursday, April 5 - Service begins at 7 p.m. and will conclude with the stripping of the altar in preparation for Good Friday.

Good Friday Service, April 6 - Noon and 7 p.m. The full penitential service will be offered. The Prayer Book service with the stations will last approximately one hour. Easter Sunday, of the Resurrection, April 8. The 10 a.m. service will be a joyfilled celebration of Resurrection with beloved hymns and communion for all baptized persons.

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

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

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Delaware Pro-Life convention The Delaware Pro-Life Coalition will hold its 20th annual convention on Saturday, March 31, at the Holiday Inn Select in Claymont. This day-long event includes five nationally-renowned speakers. The costs for the event are as follows: $45 for learning sessions only; $35 for banquet only; and $70 for learning sessions and banquet. For further information or registration call Joanne Laird at 302-479-5613 or visit www.delawarepro

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Laurel Star Sports Jones, Bulldogs edge Lake Forest, 3-2, in season opener By Pat Murphy Senior right hander Taylor Jones got the season off on a good note for the 2007 Bulldog baseball team as he went 5 1/3 innings against the Lake Forest Spartans and came out with a 3-2 win with one and two-third innings of relief help from David Bartee. Sophomore right hander Tyree Bordley took the loss for Lake despite going the route and surrendering only one earned run on four Bulldog hits. The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard first in the second inning as Antwon Trimball worked a walk. Ethan Callaway dropped a perfect sacrifice bunt to the left of Bordley who threw out Callaway but Trimball’s head first slide into third had the Bulldogs with a great opportunity with only one out. The next hitter struck out, however, the run scored on Brandon Hearne’s solid, clutch single to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead. That lead held up until the fifth inning when the Bulldogs tacked on two more runs. Trent Passwaters had singled in the fourth. Antwon Trimball followed with a deep shot to left field that was kept in the park by a stiff wind. Spartan freshman second sacker Cory Smith then started a nice 4-6-3 double play to get the Spartans out of the inning. But the Bulldogs scored two in the fifth after there were two outs. David Bartee doubled over first and Matt Parker and Lance Kelley reached on errors giving the Bulldogs two unearned runs. In the bottom of the fifth, Shawn

Laurel senior Taylor Jones comes home with a pitch during his team’s road win over Lake Forest last week. Jones struck out seven and allowed two hits in the win. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel second baseman Brittney Brittingham pitches the ball to first during last week’s win over Lake Forest. Brittingham doubled in a pair of runs in the 5-0 victory. Photo by Mike McClure

Cushman of Lake Forest led off with a walk and promptly stole second. Catcher Brad Davis lined a single to center scoring Cushman. Jacob Hacker sacrificed Davis to second where he stayed as Jones reached back and struck out the next two

By Mike McClure

Continued on page 49

PLAY BALL- Delmar freshman hurler Dylan Shupe comes home with a pitch during his team’s game against Cape Henlopen last Friday. Shupe and the Wildcats held a 5-1 lead in the fifth before the Vikings rallied to tie and eventually win the game, 75. See page 48 for more photos. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel softball team opens season with 5-0 win over Lake Forest The Laurel varsity softball team scored three runs in the first two innings and two in the fourth in last Thursday’s 5-0 win over Lake Forest. It was more than enough for the visiting Bulldogs who were led by senior hurler Caitlin Dolby’s no-hitter. Amanda Horsey and Kelsey Oliphant each singled and scored on Jenna Cahall’s double in the top of the first. Samantha Oliphant doubled and scored on an RBI ground out by sister, Kelsey, in the second. Laurel added two more runs in the fourth when Horsey reached first on an error, Kelsey Oliphant walked, and Brittney Brittingham doubled them in to make it 5-0. Dolby went the distance, striking out 11 while allowing no runs and no hits and walking two. Horsey went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs and Kelsey Oliphant batted 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Laurel hosts rival Sussex Tech this Friday after visiting Milford on Tuesday.

FIRST PLACE- Laurel’s Caleb Wilson, right, placed first in the 100 meter hurdles last week at Polytech. See story on page 47. Photo by Mike McClure



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Laurel’s Brian Mills goes up for a shot against Seaford’s Ryan Collins during the town tournament last Saturday in Laurel.

LEAGUE CHAMPS- Shown (l to r) is AYN, the Laurel Youth Sports fifth and sixth grade boys basketball tournament and season champions: front- Elijah Snead, Jhalir Henry, Kendall Wootten, and Josh Munoz; back- Jabree DeShields, Raekwon DeShields, Paul Elliott, and Josh Wilkins; and coaches Terrell Drummond and Deandre’ Dickerson. Not pictured is Leslie Goslee. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmarva Christian softball opens season with 12-4 win over Dickinson The Delmarva Christian varsity softball team opened the season with a 12-4 win over Dickinson last Thursday. Emily Pentoney went 2-for-3 with three runs while Natalie Painter, Heather Hitchens, and Chloe Johnson each doubled and had three hits. Painter picked up the win on the mound for the Royals, who visit Woodbridge this Friday.

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Laurel’s Raekwon DeShields, above, drives to the basket during his team’s Laurel Youth Sports tournament game last weekend. Laurel’s Izzy Wharton goes up for a layup during her team’s game against Salisbury during Laurel Youth Sports town tournament play. Salisbury defeated Laurel to win the tournament’s championship. Photo by Mike McClure

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Laurel Stars of the Week

Male Athlete of the WeekCaleb Wilson- Laurel Laurel sophomore Caleb Wilson placed first in the 100 and 300 hurdles in the Bulldogs’ opening meet at Polytech last Thursday. Wilson was one of several Laurel athletes to place first in the meet with Polytech and Delmarva Christian, helping the Bulldogs to a win over Delmarva Christian and a narrow loss against Polytech.

Female Athlete of the WeekCaitlin Dolby- Laurel Laurel senior Caitlin Dolby helped her team get off to a solid start with a 50 road win over Lake Forest last Thursday. Dolby hurled a no-hitter, striking out 11 while allowing no runs and two walks.

Honorable mention- Scott Lee- Laurel; Mark Timmons- Delmar; Jeremy Bagwell- Laurel; David Albert, Laurel; L.J. Watts- Laurel; Taylor Jones- Laurel; David Bartee- Laurel; Brandon Hearne- Laurel; Cody Shields- Sussex Tech; Jacob AdkinsSussex Tech; Amanda Horsey- Laurel; Kelsey Oliphant- Laurel; Alison Bloodsworth- Delmar; Kiara Selby- Laurel; Twila McCrea- Laurel; Brittany Joseph- Sussex Tech; Kim Owens- Sussex Tech; Regina Fiacco- Sussex Tech; Hope CornellSussex Tech


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MEDALIST- Bulldogs’ number one golfer Scott Lee tees off last week in the home opener for Laurel against Seaford at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Lee defeated Seaford’s number one golfer Cory Ewing 42-44 and Seaford beat Laurel, 182-197. Photo by Gene Bleile


Laurel’s Twila McCrea, shown during a relay, placed first in the 400 last week against Polytech. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel’s L.J. Watts hands the baton to David Carabajal as teammate Cory Penik looks on during the 3,200 relay last Thursday at Polytech. The Bulldog team placed first in the event. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel boys’, girls’ track teams split in opening meet Even the young Bulldog boys’ track team lost to Polytech, 77-64, it was the most points the team has scored since coming back four years ago. Sophomore newcomer David Albert ran on the winning 4X100 relay team and placed second in the high jump and long jump with state qualifying marks. Jeremy Bagwell, back from a year off, won the 100 meter dash in a state qualifying time of 11.49. Bagwell also ran the anchor leg of the 4X100 relay and was second in the 200. Caleb Wilson, also a newcomer, had a good first meet with two first place finishes in the 100 and 300 hurdles. Wilson also ran second on the winning 4X400 relay team and was second in the long jump. L.J. Watts ran on the winning 4X800 relay team and was first in the 1,600 meter run and second in the 800. Kory Penix had a big part in the winning 4X400 and 4X800 relay wins as well as winning the 800. Scott Hall scored a second in the 400 as well as running on the winning 4X400 relay team. The winning 4X100 team included sophomores K’lin Gottee and Zach Exume, who also finished third in the 200. Jerry Henry and Tyrell Whitney had second place finishes in the shotput and discus. Laurel 90, Delmarva Christian 10Bagwell won the 100 and 200 and ran anchor on the winning 4X100 relay team; Wilson had wins in the 110 and 300 hurdles, was on the winning 4X400 relay team, and placed second in the long jump; and Watts won the 1,600 meter run, finished second in the 800, and ran on the first place 4X800 relay team. Exume and Gottee had two second and third place finishes in the 100 and 200 and, along with Bagwell and Albert, won the 4X100 relay. Hall won the 400 meter dash with teammates Alex Hawes and Christian Auer finishing second and third. Henry finished first in the shotput and third in the discus, Whitney had a first in the discus and second in the shotput, and

Laurel senior Jeremy Bagwell is shown competing in the 100 meter run last week. Bagwell placed first in the event. Photo by Mike McClure

Dukinson Appolon finished third in both the shot and discus. Penix finished second in the 800 and, along with Watts, David Carbajal, and Hawes, won the 4X800 relay. Girls- Laurel 49, Delmarva Christian 14- The Bulldog girls opened the season with a win over Delmarva Christian Academy. Freshman Kiara Selby won the 100 and 200 meter sprints. Selby also ran on the winning 4X100 relay team with teammates Kelcie Mahr, Kenisha Wilson, and Twyla McCrea, who also won the 400. McCrea anchored the winning 4X400 relay team with Lauren Hitch, Mahr, and Wilson, who finished second in the 400. Hitch also won the 1,600 meter run with Mahr winning the 800 and Morgan Beard placing second. Polytech 78, Laurel 42- LHS had first place finished from Selby (200) and McCrea (400). The 4X100 team (McCrea, Selby, Mahr, and Wilson) and the 4X400 team of Mahr, Hitch, Wilson, and McCrea also placed first. Hitch finished second in the 1,600 meter run with Mahr finishing second in the 800.



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Delmar Sports Scene By Tommy Young The Wildcats began their official spring athletic schedule last week, and although their teams were 1-4, their play was not as bad as the wins and losses might indicated considering that all of these teams are very young, and “rookie mistakes” cost them a couple of the defeats. Down at Nandua on Thursday, the softball team dropped a 3-1 decision in a well pitched game by Erin Tingle, but only Allison Bloodsworth, who went 4-for-5 at the plate seemed to be the one to solve Nandua’s pitching as they could only muster one run. Meanwhile, the baseball team, with a couple of first year players Joe Pete and Drew Merrill, who led the Delmar offense with a homer and a double, won their opening game 9-2. David Pollitt pitched the first four innings, and Mark Timmons came in to throw the final three as Coach Hearn wanted to see his entire pitching staff early in the season in order to see how they do under fire because of the newcomers, mostly sophomores and juniors. He should have been pleased with these men as they did very well. Then on Friday, Coach Hearn had a chance to see the rest of his mound crew as they dropped a 7-5 decision to Cape Henlopen after leading Cape 5-1 going into the fifth inning. Dylan Shupe, a freshman, starting his first varsity game, pitched very well for four innings allowing only one unearned run, and his offense had jumped on the visitors for five runs giving Delmar a 5-1 lead. Then, everything began to unravel for the Wildcats as an infield error, a Cape base hit, misplayed fly ball in the outfield, and two runs scored to make the score 5-3. Then Coach Hearn, thinking that Dylan might be running out of gas, started to bring in the rest of his young hurlers with little success as they gave up four more runs to give Cape Henlopen a 7-5 lead, which turned out to be the final score. Coach Hearn figured at the beginning of the season, with his ace right hander Matt Campbell still recovering from his knee operation and still on the injured reserve list, that his pitching would be by committee, but he did not want to have to use them all the first two games of the season. I thought this team, despite the first year players, showed a lot of character

and will only improve as the season goes on, but only the return of Matt Campbell will give them a winning season. I hope he doesn’t come back too soon because he is only a junior, and if he can come back in good shape as a senior, with his athletic ability, he will be able to pick the college of his choice. Then on Friday, the softball team lost their second game in two days as they did not give Mindi Wheatley much support in the field which was the reason for Delmar’s 5-2 loss to Cape Henlopen. So, it seems they will have to work on their hitting and fielding if they expect to compete in the Henlopen South. As for the girls’ soccer team, they opened the season over at Cape Henlopen and lost a 2-1 decision in a hard fought game. So, Cape Henlopen, a Division I school, took all three of the contests, but the Wildcats were very competitive in all three games and have nothing to hang their heads about and neither do the coaches as they are doing a good job. ASSISTS AND ERRORSLast Saturday, enroute to the Wood Creek golf course, it was nice to see action on every field in the Mason Dixon Complex because we now know spring has finally arrived. Then over at Wood Creek, the same feeling occurred as Art, the club’s golf pro, is back from his winter sojourn in Florida, and the membership is growing every day. As usual, Dave has the course in good shape, and it seemed all they needed was a break in the weather, which arrived last week. What promise to be their best year looks to be underway. Incidentally, I will be recording “hole in ones” again this year weekly, but as this is the first time this spring, here are the folks who have performed this feat in the past month: Rodger Hall #15, Vern Dickerson #13, John Reichenberg #11, Lloyd Unsell #17, and Thomas Blaylock #8. By the way, there are 216 homes occupied around the course itself. This put Delmar suburbs on three sides of town, and when the Sharptown Road project is completed, we will be completely surrounded. A decade ago, who would have imagined such a happening?

Delmar’s Lindsay Lloyd beats out an infield single during her team’s game against Cape Henlopen last week. Photo by Mike McClure

WILDCATS- Shown (clockwise from top): Delmar senior pitcher Mindi Wheatley delivers a pitch during her team’s 5-2 home loss to Cape Henlopen last Friday; Delmar’s Alison Bloodsworth, who had four hits in a loss to Nandua on Thursday, is shown batting during her team’s game against Cape; and Delmar’s Drew Merrill delivers a pitch during Friday’s home loss to Cape Henlopen. The baseball team opened the season with a 9-2 win over Nandua on Thursday. Photos by Mike McClure

Delmar Pop Warner signups to take place March 31 at Delmar High Delmar Pop Warner will hold signups on Saturday, March 31 at Delmar High School Cheerleading signups will take place from 8-11 a.m. while football signups will take place 12-2 p.m. Call Jen Wheatley at 302-907-0009 for more information.


Laurel senior Caitlin Dolby delivers a pitch during her team’s win over Lake Forest in the season opener last Thursday. Dolby struck out 13 and tossed a no-hitter in the Bulldog win. Photo by Mike McClure

✳ MARCH 29- APRIL 4, 2007 Laurel baseball continued hitters. Trimball singled in the sixth but the Bulldogs failed to pad their 3-1 lead and things got a little sticky in the bottom of the sixth as Lake scored a run to make it 3-2. The Bulldogs had their shaky inning as consecutive errors at third and shortstop scored one run. Jones then retired Andrew Crawford. Here Laurel head coach Jerry Mears decided Jones had enough in his first outing and replaced him with Bartee. Bartee got out of the inning on a fly ball and picked off the runner after a walk. This play was particularly significant because if the runner on third had crossed the plate first the game would have been tied. In the bottom of the seventh, Spartan catcher Brad Davis hit a shot to left that was hauled in by Josh Kosiorowski with a little help from the wind. Hacker then hit a squibber in front of the plate that died in the grass as he reached first. Bartee promptly recorded a strikeout and a groundout (pitcher to first) to close the game. Winning pitcher Taylor Jones gave up only two hits while striking out seven. He walked two.

Laurel freshman Kelsey Oliphant, shown batting during last week’s game at Lake Forest, had a pair of hits, two runs, and an RBI in her Bulldog debut. Photo by Mike McClure

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Laurel shortstop Brandon Hearne prepares to make a play during his team’s win over Lake Forest last week. Hearne singled in a run to help pace the Bulldogs in the season-opening win. Photo by Mike McClure

“He was not comfortable out there but he battled through it,” Mears said of Jones’ performance. “Bartee closed it out nicely.”

Laurel Pop Warner signups to take place April 14 at Little League park A second sign-up for the 2007 season of Laurel Pop Warner football and cheerleading will take place on Saturday, April 14 at the Laurel Little League Park. Sign-ups will be from 9–11 a.m. The cost is $65 for one child if paid by credit card, or $60 if paid by cash or check. Each additional child will be $10.

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Laurel senior Caitlin Dolby delivers a pitch during her team’s win over Lake Forest in the season opener last Thursday. Dolby struck out 13 and tossed a no-hitter in the Bulldog win. Photo by Mike McClure

✳ MARCH 29- APRIL 4, 2007 Laurel baseball continued hitters. Trimball singled in the sixth but the Bulldogs failed to pad their 3-1 lead and things got a little sticky in the bottom of the sixth as Lake scored a run to make it 3-2. The Bulldogs had tier shaky inning as consecutive errors at third and shortstop scored one run. Jones then retired Andrew Crawford. Here Laurel head coach Jerry Mears decided Jones had enough in his first outing and replaced him with Bartee. Bartee got out of the inning on a fly ball and picked off the runner after a walk. This play was particularly significant because if the runner on third had crossed the plate first the game would have been tied. In the bottom of the seventh, Spartan catcher Brad Davis hit a shot to left that was hauled in by Josh Kosiorowski with a little help from the wind. Hacker then hit a squibber in front of the plate that died in the grass as he reached first. Bartee promptly recorded a strikeout and a groundout (pitcher to first) to close the game. Winning pitcher Taylor Jones gave up only two hits while striking out seven. He walked two.

Laurel freshman Kelsey Oliphant, shown batting during last week’s game at Lake Forest, had a pair of hits, two runs, and an RBI in her Bulldog debut. Photo by Mike McClure

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Laurel shortstop Brandon Hearne prepares to make a play during his team’s win over Lake Forest last week. Hearne singled in a run to help pace the Bulldogs in the season-opening win. Photo by Mike McClure

“He was not comfortable out there but he battled through it,” Mears said of Jones’ performance. “Bartee closed it out nicely.”

Laurel Pop Warner signups to take place April 14 at Little League park A second sign-up for the 2007 season of Laurel Pop Warner football and cheerleading will take place on Saturday, April 14 at the Laurel Little League Park. Sign-ups will be from 9–11 a.m. The cost is $65 for one child if paid by credit card, or $60 if paid by cash or check. Each additional child will be $10.

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Shown (l to r) is Pizza King, the Laurel Youth Sports basketball third and fourth grade boys’ basketball season champs: front- Blaine Erdie, Keyon Eley, Jeremy Creppon, Jaquail Bland; back- coach Walt Cooper, Johnny McGinnis, Jeremy Metz, Austin Townsend, and coach Joe McGinnis. Photo by Mike McClure

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Delaware Tech baseball/softball teams complete successful week

Raven roundup: Lady Ravens win a pair in opening week

The Delaware Tech-Owens baseball and softball teams continued their run through the regular season last week. The Roadrunners won another five games while the Lady Roadrunners won four of their six games. The baseball team extended their winning streak to 13 games with a win over Essex on Friday and doubleheader sweeps of Mercer and Potomac State over the weekend. “So far, I’m obviously pretty happy with the season. This was a pretty big weekend for us,” said Delaware Tech head coach Curtis Brock on Monday. “You’re always hoping you’ll be in this situation at this point in the year. I think we have a very strong team that’s going to go a long way this season.” The highlight of the week for the Owens Campus was the baseball team’s doubleheader sweep of perennial power Potomac State on Sunday. After winning the first game, 4-1, behind pitchers Mike Castrignano and Keith Schoffstall, the Roadrunners spotted the visitors a 4-0 advantage in the second game before storming back. Delaware Tech got two runs back in the bottom of the fifth inning before exploding for five runs on five hits in the bottom of the sixth for the 7-4 victory. Josh Wagner had a three-RBI triple, Cody Collins was 2-for-2 with an RBI and Ryan Farrell had a double in the two-inning rally. The Roadrunners are now 16-3 on the season with doubleheaders coming up this weekend against Lackawanna College and Brookdale Community College. Delaware Tech has already split four games this year with Brookdale but faces a big challenge in regional play against Lackawanna. Saturday’s doubleheader is at home beginning at 1 p.m. while Sunday’s game against Brookdale in on the road in Lincroft, N.J. The Delaware Tech softball team finished the week of March 19 with a record of 42, splitting doubleheaders with Cumberland County College and Mercer County Community College before finishing the week with a doubleheader sweep of Chesapeake College. Friday’s games against Cumberland were both one-sided, with the Lady Roadrunners winning the first game 8-0 and dropping the second by a final of 9-0. Tiffany Grove picked up the win for Delaware Tech in game one, pitching a complete game three-hitter. On Saturday, the Lady Roadrunners dropped the first game against Mercer before coming back for a 2-1 victory in the second game. Crystal Spencer, Jamie Bunting and Miranda Dickerson each had two hits in game one while sophomore Mindy Willing went 1-for-2 with a triple in the finale. “The games against Mercer were two very well played games on both sides,” said Delaware Tech coach Andy Givens. “We always have good games with Mercer. I have no doubt we’ll see them again in the regional playoffs.” The Lady Roadrunners finished the week by outscoring Chesapeake College 17-6 over two games on Sunday. Delaware Tech pounded out 19 hits in the two games and got strong outings from Bunting and sophomore Tiffany Grove in the circle. The Lady Roadrunners (14-4) have doubleheaders this weekend at home against Ocean County College on Saturday and at Salem Community College on Sunday.

By Mike McClure

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The Sussex Tech varsity softball team opened the season with wins over Smyrna and Easton last week. On Thursday, Brittany Joseph collected a pair of hits including a three-run home run and had five RBIs while Hope Cornell had a double, homer, and three RBIs in the 8-3 win over Smyrna. Kim Owens notched the win, striking out 12 and allowing three hits. Melony Thompson also tripled and Megan Lathbury and Heather Frech added two hits apiece for the Ravens. On Friday, Brooke Tull went the distance, striking out 13 while allowing three hits in a 9-0 win over Easton. Thompson and Frech each doubled for Sussex Tech, which had seven hits. Frech and Rhonda Warrington each knocked in three runs in the win. Raven baseball team wins one of two- The Sussex Tech baseball team topped Smyrna, 10-1, on Thursday before falling to Easton, 2-1, last Friday. On Thursday, Seth Hastings had two hits including a double and scored two runs, Cody Shields went 3-for-4, and Chad Sturgeon had three hits and an RBI. Zach Adkins allowed one run on five hits and struck out 12 in six innings for the win. Adkins and Steve Sharff also each doubled for the Ravens, who had 10 runs on 13 hits. Sussex Tech scored a run in the third inning and held a 1-0 lead over Easton on Friday. Easton scored two in the top of the seventh and hung on for the 2-1 win. Adkins doubled and George Godwin singled in a run for the Ravens. Sharff picked up the loss despite going the distance and allowing two runs on six hits. The Sussex Tech baseball and softball teams visit Laurel this Friday. Soccer team nets eight goals in opening win- Regina Fiacco had three goals and two assists, Casey Galon netted three goals, and Ally Mohun added a goal and an assist in the Sussex Tech girls’ soccer team’s 8-0 win over Lake Forest last Thursday. Bethany Callaway also had a goal and two saves while Katie Nennstiehl recorded one save for the Ravens. Tech track teams look for successful season- The Sussex Tech boys’ track team features seniors Brandon Krauss, a Division I state champion pole vaulter last spring; Jarred Whaley, and Tom Ford. Junior sprinters Tyrone Hickman and Darius Sivels are also among the team’s top returning athletes. Coach Marty Cross believes that if his young sprinters develop and the distance runners live up to expectations, the Ravens may compete for the conference title. The girls’ team features seniors Tiamia Black (hurdles, sprints, jumps) and Nicole Mahoney (distance), junior Ellen Rowe (middle distance), and freshman sprinters Shannay Snead and Danae White. Cross expects the team’s “impressive group of young sprinters” to help the experienced distance runners pace the Ravens to a successful season. Lacrosse team opens with loss- The Sussex Tech lacrosse team fell to Polytech, 71, last Thursday. Ian Stewart netted the Ravens’ lone goal.

Greenwood Mennonite baseball team earns 8-6 win over Faith Baptist The Greenwood Mennonite School baseball team defeated Faith Baptist, 8-6, on Monday, March 26. The Flames scored four second inning runs and held a 6-1 lead before Faith Baptist scored five in the bottom of the sixth to knot the score at 6-6. GMS answered with two in the seventh for the victory. T.J. Wisseman went the distance for the win while Mike Screpesi had two hits including a double in the win.

Laurel softball earns second win with victory over Holly Grove The Laurel varsity softball team moved to 2-0 with a 1-0 win over Holly Grove on Monday, March 26 in the Bulldogs’ home opener. Jenna Cahall had two hits including an RBI double. Stephanie Wheatley came on for starter Caitlin Dolby in the sixth. The pair combined to hurl a one-hit shutout.

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Sprint cars to return to Georgetown Speedway during ‘07 racing season The Georgetown Speedway has added four special sprint car shows to their schedule for the 2007 season. Fans were ready for the long awaited return in 2006 but Mother Nature rained out a URC show scheduled for last year. The four dates for the sprint car return are May 9, July 4, Aug. 29, and Nov. The 360 sprint car will be joined by another class for those nights races and that will be determined at a later date. On a couple of occasions during 2006 the speedway had sprint teams come out during intermission and turn some exciting laps around the huge half-mile oval. Scott Purcell toured the oval in his sprint car for the first time but he did compete in the modified division in the past. Brian Brittingham brought his Salisbury based sprinter to the track for his first laps in a winged machine also in 2006. “We have been asked when the sprint cars are coming back since the rainout last year. I can’t tell you how many calls from fans and race teams we have had to reschedule the winged warriors back at the track,” says new general manager David Brown. The 2007 season at the first state facility will consist of weekly racing featuring the high powered modifieds, sleek, super late models as well as the new crate modifieds and crate late models. The Little Lincoln cars also have several dates as do the vintage cars. Management is also looking at the possibility of a monster truck show, demo derby and a few mud truck racing dates throughout the season. Details on these shows will be announced as plans are finalized. Fans or teams with questions can call the track hotline at 302-856-7415 or check out the track website at

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Seaford/Laurel Star Tuesday high school scoreboard

Laurel’s Rachel Butler (3), Woodbridge’s Patricia Marin (14), and Laurel’s Diane Paul go for the ball during Tuesday’s game in Bridgeville. Laurel won the game, 2-0, as Paul and Nicole Mancini scored one goal each for the Bulldogs. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel girls’ soccer earns first victory with 2-0 win over Woodbridge Nicole Mancini netted a goal on a penalty kick and Diane Paul added a goal off a feed from Abby Kee as Laurel beat Woodbridge, 2-0, last Tuesday in Bridgeville. The win was the young Bulldog program’s first varsity win.

Baseball- Polytech 9, Sussex Tech 8- Seth Hastings collected four hits including a double in the narrow loss. Caesar Rodney 14, Seaford 4- Paul Widerman had two hits including a double for the Jays. Milford 11, Laurel 1- Matt Parker had two hits for Laurel. Softball- Seaford 2, Indian River 1- Heather Draper allowed five hits and struck out seven. Jenna Adkins and Danielle Haldeman each had a hit and an RBI. St. Peter and Paul 6, Greenwood Mennonite 2- Ashley Ivory scored a pair of runs for the Flames. Sussex Tech 8, Polytech 1- Rhonda Warrington, Megan Lathbury, and Heather Frech each tripled and Kim Owens earned the win for the Ravens. Delmar 10, Woodbridge 0- Melanie Twilley had three hits and three RBIs, Alison Bloodsworth collected three hits, and Brooke Boothe added a pair of hits for the Wildcats. Brittany Lyons earned the win on the mound. Jenna Schrock had two hits for the Raiders. Milford 11, Laurel 1 Golf- Seaford 195, Milford 196- Cory Ewing shot a 46 and Matt Lank had a 48 to pace the Blue Jays. Sussex Tech 160, Indian River 169- Sussex Tech’s Clayton Bunting was the medalist with a score of 38. Teammates Eric Scott (40), Richard Atkins (41), and Dustin Miller (41) also contributed in the Raven win. Soccer- Dover 3, Delmar 0 Sussex Tech 2, Polytech 0- Kylee Rickards scored on a feed from Bethany Callaway and Regina Fiacco scored off a pass from Kasie Price. Boys’ tennis- Seaford 4, Indian River 1- Trevor Lee won first singles (6-4 , 6-1) and Spencer Noel (6-1, 6-1), first doubles team Zack Long and Josh Miller (6-4, 7-5), and second doubles team Tim Halter and Drew Venables (6-3, 6-0) also won. Girls’ tennis- Seaford 3, Indian River 2- Kelly Kimpton won in first singles play (2-6, 6-0, 6-3), Brenna James won in second singles (7-6, 6-4), and the first doubles team of Emily Neilson and Maumi Oshima won (6-4, 6-1).

Bulldogs crush St. Thomas More as Hearne wins first By Pat Murphy

Woodbridge’s Cory Richards stands at the plate during his team’s seventh inning rally against Delmar. Richards drew a bases loaded walk and scored the winning run on a fielder’s choice on a ball hit by his brother, Dustin. Photo by Mike McClure

Blue Raiders rally in final inning to defeat Wildcats By Mike McClure The Woodbridge varsity baseball team rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Delmar, 8-7, on Tuesday night. The Raiders’ Cory Richards walked with the bases loaded to force a run in, Vinny Gamba singled in a pair of runs, and Dustin Richards drove in Cory Richards on a fielder’s choice as Cory beat the throw to the plate to complete the

four run inning and give Woodbridge the win. “The kids showed a lot of heart, a lot of fight coming back in the game,” said head coach Derek Lofland, whose team beat Delmar for the first time in his tenure. “It was a good win. That’s a huge confidence builder for us, to win that kind of ball game.” Delmar scored two runs in the top of the first, but Woodbridge answered with

The Laurel Bulldogs played a non-conference home opener against St. Thomas More on Monday, March 26 and came away with a convincing 12-2 win over the Falcons. Sophomore right hander Brandon Hearne won his first game of the season going four and two-thirds innings, allowing only three hits and two earned runs. Hearne struck out seven in his first varsity start. Hearne also contributed two hits, a walk, and a run batted in for his afternoon’s work. Reliever Jamie Ruhl pitched the final inning and two thirds in the abbreviated six inning game called for the slaughter rule. The Bulldogs scored a first inning run against Falcon left hander Chris Hatfield on a Taylor Jones double, Trent Passwaters’ single and an errant pickoff attempt. In the third inning the Bulldogs scored seven runs on five hits to put the game away. A lead off walk to Jones followed by singles by Passwaters, Antwon Trimball,

Hearne and Matt Parker sandwiched in between a walk to Lance Kelley and two balks on Falcon pitcher Hatfield. Jones’ second at bat of the inning resulted in a single, knocking in two runs and concluding the scoring making it 8-0. In the fifth inning the Falcons put two runs on the board as Bryan Hollinger singled, Justin Robles walked and Alex Mayan singled them in against reliever Jamie Ruhl. In the bottom of the fifth the Bulldogs got the two runs back on a David Bartee double to right center, a walk to Kelley and an error. The game ended in the bottom of the fifth as the Bulldogs tacked on two more runs. Lance Kelley’s single off the glove of second sacker Ken Hall went into right field as Hearne and Bartee scored to end it. Hearne had singled, and Bartee and Parker walked with two outs setting the stage for the curtain being drown on the Falcons. The Bulldogs are now 2-0 in the young season with a home game Friday, March 30 against Sussex Tech.

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Delmar’s Dylan Shupe went 2-for-3; Jordan Johnson batted 2-for-4 with a run; and Eric Parkinson added a hit, a run, and an RBI. David Pollitt also contributed a hit and a run. Nennstiehl had two walks and two runs; Cory Richards scored two runs, drove in a pair of runs, and doubled; and Gamba collected three hits including a double and drove in four runs.

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Cars are lined up on pit road ready to hit the track at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar. Photo by Bonnie Niblett

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MORNING STAR ✳ MARCH 29 - APRIL 4, 2007 Thursday night, May 31 to kick off the big NASCAR weekend in Dover and the annual Camp Barnes Benefit race will host on Wednesday night, July 11 for some great racing. One change for all crate classes this year is that all "new" motors have to be purchased through the Salisbury Courtesy Chevrolet dealer. If you had your motor checked last year by DIS technicians and it is still sealed with the DIS seal you will be allowed to run once you go through tech to make sure the DIS seal and motor has not been tampered with. The best thing to do is read the revisions in the rules for all cars. Out of town Crates should check the track's website for the new rules and revisions to be safe. Below are some of the changes Engine-General Motors spec motor # PN88958602 only. Stock rocker arms that came with the motor only. OEM style fan and water pump crank driven. Crate motors must run all parts that come on the engine. (Example: Must use the distributor and harmonic balancer that came with that motor.) Engine purchase-All new motors must be purchased at Courtesy Chevrolet in Salisbury, Md. We will not except any crate motor that does not have our current seals. Engine Seals-All motors must have current D.I.S. seal. Exhaust System-Mufflers required. Recommended mufflers, Flo-Master or Super Trap. Max. 100 db at 25 feet. Tube Header 4-Tube 1-collector per side only. No tri y headers. Distributor-Self contained HEI only comes with motor. Must have MSD Rev.


Limiter #MSD 8728 with 6000 RPM chip. This must be hooked up and working at all times. (We recommend soldering all connections). If found to be higher than 6000 RPM chip, you will lose purse and points for that event, and a fine of $500 must be paid before racing again. MSD must be out of reach of the driver. All wiring must be exposed and easily traced. Tires-Cannot be siped, grooved or treated. All tires will be stamped DIS. American Race Tires 13" max width, 92" max circumference. Right rear 29.0/11.015 DTW SD48. All other tires SD44 or harder. Max tire hoop width is 16.75 in. If you check for changes in the rules, you will be set to race this year. For questions, check the track's web site at or call the office at 875-1911. The U. S. 13 Kart Club Track held the first practice of the season on March 18. Several go-karts braved the cold weather. The first Delaware Dirt Divisional Series (WKA sanctioned) will be this weekend on Saturday, March 31, weather permitting. Gates open at 7 a.m., registration is from 7-9 a.m., and practice starts at 9:30 a.m. The first club race will be held the following week on Friday, April 13. Look for more changes with classes and drivers at the kart track too. For any questions on rules or times, visit the gokart's track web at or call the hotline at 302-846-2646. The new season promises to be jam packed for all racing fans. If you've never been to a racetrack, come join the fun! For all your Delaware tracks news, visit See you at the track!

Sussex County Firemen’s Association conducts annual memorial service The Sussex County Firemen’s Association honored deceased members from the previous year at their February meeting. Hosted by the Gumboro Volunteer Fire Company, about 75 members were in attendance as Chaplain Charlie Arnold honored fifteen individuals who had passed away in the previous year. The Delaware Volunteer Firemen's Association Chaplain Bob Hudson gave the invocation. Chaplain Arnold conducted the "table of one" ceremony. Deceased members are recognized

monthly as they are recorded by their individual Fire Companies. This year, honorees included Roger Street, Bethany Beach; Bob Bennett, Bridgeville; Joseph C. Morris, Sr., Delmar; Darrell Stearns, Delmar;Merrill Jester, Georgetown; Herbert VonGoerres, Georgetown; Calvin Hammond, Gumboro; Clarke Brittingham, Indian River; Tom Fountain, Indian River;William Hill, Laurel; Todd Campbell, Millville; Irving Fields, Seaford; Larry Miller, Seaford; Dale Mumford, Sr., Selbyville; and Russell Shockley, Roxana.

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The sleepy, empty mind of the writer runs amok I lay awake for hours last night, trying to think of something interYNN ARKS esting with which to fill this space. Well, maybe it wasn’t hours. And I reviewed the events of maybe there were other thoughts whirling through my head. But the last few weeks and what to write about in my weekly column was definitely one of the could find in them no several subjects that were keeping topic about which I me awake. I came up with nothing. I rewanted to write. viewed the events of the last few weeks and could find in them no and who now lives in Lewes. I was intertopic about which I wanted to write. viewing him in conjunction with a story I There was my encounter with the was working on about wind power, somesnake. But he was a very small fellow, thing of which he is an advocate. He exabout as big around as a pencil and about plained to me the hazards, primarily globas long — if he had been a worm or a praying mantis, now that would have been al climate change, of continuing to rely on something to write about. And in any case, fossil fuels for energy. And I asked him he went his way and I went mine. Nothing what, in the light of all the problems he was describing, gives him hope that huof interest there. That same day, I also discovered a dead manity would survive this crisis. I wanted some statement of reassurfrog in the small pond next to our patio. ance, some affirmation that people will But that story in no way compares to last come together and work to reverse climate summer’s story, when I found a dead poschange before it becomes a worldwide casum in the same pond. Loyal readers tastrophe. would be bored by a dead frog story. He paused. And then he said, “I’m not On two occasions in the last few very hopeful about the future of the planet weeks, my husband and I had dinner with for a variety of reasons.” Primary among my sister, her husband and their two them, he added, is the willingness with teenage boys. In the past, I have written which people attack, kill, blow up and anmy best stories about encounters with nihilate other people, and the increasingly teenagers. But nothing emerged from effective means they find to do so. these two meetings about which to rumi“When soldiers met on the fields of nate. One boy was in the midst of state testing, the other was excited about having battle with swords, wars had pretty limited consequences,” he said. “Now, we can made the varsity baseball team. They had blow up entire cities.” not much else to say. Lying in bed, with nothing to listen to The farmer who tills the land around but the spring peepers, I thought that I our house recently ran the disc through his could write about his statements. I could field, and the freshly-turned earth makes write about the imperative to find diplothe new green in our yard even lovelier. matic solutions to our disputes, to conAnd my daffodils are blooming. But vince civilizations, even those that have whose daffodils aren’t blooming? And been warring for centuries, that peace is whose grass isn’t turning spring green? something worth fighting for. To start, perOf course, I could write about the war in Iraq, another topic that was keeping me haps, by convincing ourselves of the same thing. awake last night. I could write about the Nah, I thought, turning on my side very start of our country’s fifth year of involveslowly so as not to disturb the two cats ment in that debacle, and the fourth funerand my husband, all of them sleeping. I al this paper has had to cover. don’t want to write about that. Too sad, Recently, I talked with a retired psytoo depressing for the first week of spring. chologist who had headed a program at In the end, when I drifted off to sleep, I the National Institute for Child Health and still had nothing in mind to write about. I Human Development in Bethesda, Md., guess tonight will be another wakeful part of the National Institutes of Health, night.



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Health Finding zebras in a world of horses By Dr. Anthony Policastro

Seaford is full of zebras. We don’t always see them. However, they are there. An old saying in medicine is: “If you hear hoofbeats, think of horses”. While zebras have hooves too, we don’t often hear them or see zebras. In medicine, common diagnoses are seen on a regular basis. Unusual diagnoses are not often found. We refer to the common diagnoses as horses. We refer to the unusual diagnoses as zebras. When a patient presents with confusing symptoms, the odds are that it will turn out to be a common diagnosis. Therefore, we think of the common diagnoses as we try to come up with an answer. Unfortunately, every now and then we come across a patient with a strange diagnosis. We tend not to look for that particular zebra. So we may not make the diagnosis quickly because of that. For example, I cared for a patient

about 25 years ago. She was an adolescent that had a major fight with her boyfriend. Her brother came home to find her staring out into space and not responding to him. She was admitted to the hospital. The common diagnosis here would be an acute psychiatric reaction to the fight with her boyfriend. My intern decided to check for zebras because of the unusual nature of the symptoms. An EEG showed that she was having a prolonged seizure causing the staring spell. She responded to seizure medication. It had nothing to do with the fight with her boyfriend. I had another child who had some routine elective surgery done and hemorrhaged after the procedure. The intern had carefully asked about a family history of bleeding problems prior to the surgery. The answer was no. However, when we told the parents about the hemorrhage, they then told us that there was

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We refer to the common diagnoses as horses. We refer to the unusual diagnoses as zebras. a history of hemophilia in a distant relative. They didn’t mention it because they thought the relative was too distant. However, the relationship fit the inheritance pattern for hemophilia exactly. I have seen a child with a straight pin in his appendix. I have seen a child with a collection of orange peels in her stomach. These were not the first thing you would think of. I have seen many such episodes over the years. Sometimes it takes longer than others to come up with the

right answer. You would think that a small town like Seaford would not have many zebras. That is true. There are many unusual diagnoses out there. In a small town like Seaford, you do not see them very often. However, sooner or later one or another of these will occur. When it occurs in a small town, that is when the physicians and the hospital in that town need to look for the zebras. The problem is knowing when to start looking for the unusual diagnosis. We cannot do that with everyone, because we will submit them to many unnecessary tests. When it takes a long time to figure out what is wrong with someone you know, it may not be that the physicians could not find the answer. It may just be that the diagnosis was so unusual that it was not obvious at first. It may just have been a zebra galloping down that street.



Mayors show support for nutritional program By Cathy Shufelt The Mayors of Seaford, Laurel, and Bridgeville met on Friday, March 23, at Pizza King in Seaford to sign proclamations in support of the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition’s 5-2-1-Almost None program. Over 60 organizations belong to the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition and they have partnered with Nemours Health and Prevention Services to help spread the word about the 5-2-1Almost None program. The main goal of the 5-2-1-Almost None program is to promote healthy lifestyles in our community’s youth as well as working to prevent early onset diabetes and obesity in children. Many people have seen the 5-2-1-Almost None television commercials on local stations and children in the community have been singing the 5-2-1-Almost None song. The 5 stands for the number of fruits and vegetables we should eat every day. The 2 stands for limiting children to no more than 2 hours a day of television, videos, or internet use. The 1 stands for the amount of physical activity a child should have each day, and the Almost None stands for staying away from sugary, sweet soft drinks and other sweet, non-carbonated drinks. Instead children should drink more water, low fat milk or 100% juice (no added sugar) in limited amounts. In making changes to a child’s diet, it is important to read product labels and familiarize yourself with the various kinds of sugars, preservatives, and artificial ingredients that may be in their favorite foods.

The Sussex Child Health Coalition is also working on programs which provide physical activities for local residents and have asked towns in the area to get involved. The Mayors and the coalition believe it is important to provide more space such as parks and walkways for families to use for recreation and exercise. Mayor Shwed of Laurel, Mayor Butler of Seaford, and Mayor Conaway of Bridgeville all spoke in support of the work being done by the coalition. They also spoke about their individual efforts in the local community to incorporate parks, walking trails, community walking groups, and other athletically focused programs to help local residents of all ages be healthier. Mayor Shwed of Laurel spoke about plans for walkways along the water in Laurel as well as working with the Laurel Historical Society to create a historic walking trail in town linking various historical sites throughout the town. This would enable residents and visitors the opportunity to “exercise and learn” Shwed stated. Mayor Conaway of Bridgeville spoke about plans for a lighted walking trail starting at Route 13A through the Bridgeville Cemetery to Cannon Street. He also spoke about the walking trails already installed in the Heritage Shores community as well as plans by the developer for extending those trails farther North. When completed, the paved walking path will be approximately 3 miles long. New developments in the Bridgeville community have been designed with a “focus on walking instead of

driving” and include parks and other green space. The Town of Bridgeville is also creating a Parks and Recreation office which the town has never had before. This new office will oversee a new sports complex with Little League Baseball fields as well as over 140 acres of preserved land which will have walking trails in the approximately 40 acres of wooded land contained on the larger parcel. Seaford Mayor Ed Butler stated that “Seaford has a lot going on” and spoke about the City of Seaford’s involvement in the renovation of Soroptomist Park located behind the Curiosity Shop on Middleford Road. The first phase of the $4 million dollar renovation has been completed, and plans are being developed for a bandstand and pavilion by the water. Mayor Butler also stated that churches are getting involved in various health and fitness programs, the river walk along the Nanticoke River downtown is being used all the time, and events like Seaford’s Riverfest contain

activities such as canoeing and kayaking. “It’s amazing how many kids are using the parks, even on a Sunday....Seaford is an exercise conscious city...” stated Butler. Each of the communities participating in Friday’s press conference have committed time and resources to support the upcoming community walks being held March 31, in Seaford, Laurel, Bridgeville, and Georgetown. Anyone wanting more information about the 5-2-1-Almost None program, upcoming events, or any other information about the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition may call (302) 444-9062 or log onto the coaltion’s web site at: Also located on the web site are locations of community program promoting health and fitness, places to exercise, walking trails, upcoming events, etc. These can be found by searching the site using your local zip code.

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Health Bulletins The Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter sponsors The Family Caregiver Education Series four times per year in each of Delaware's three counties. Easter Seals at 22317 N. DuPont Blvd. in Georgetown will host the training on April 26, from 8 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This program includes a Medical Overview; Legal and Financial Issues; Communications, Behaviors and Activities of Daily Living and Community Resources. This training for family caregivers is free and lunch will be provided, but pre-registration is required. For additional information or to register, call Jamie Magee, Branch Office Coordinator, at (302) 854-9788.

Relay for Life Friendraiser The Western Sussex Relay for Life committee members are busy making preparations for this year's Relay for Life. This year's event will be held on May 18, at the Mears Campus in Seaford. If you have participated in previous years, you know that the Relay for Life is an overnight event that helps raise money for the American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people walk laps and each team tries to keep at least one team member walking at all times. But, Relay is much more than a walk. It is a time to remember those lost to cancer and celebrate those who have survived. More importantly, Relay gives you the power to help in the fight against cancer. If you are interested in receiving information on how to register a team or for further information, contact Mary Catherine Hopkins at 302-875-7308.

Take steps to end Alzheimers Congratulations to the teams and individual walkers who participated in Memory Walk Rehoboth 2006 raising almost $100,000! On April 16, 2007, the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Individual walkers and team captains are invited to attend and register for Memory Walk Rehoboth 2007 and tour our new office at 109 North Bedford Street in Georgetown. Computers and assistance will be available to register online. Start off on the right foot, register early. A ribbon cutting with the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce will be held at 4 p.m. and a wine and cheese reception will follow. For more information or to RSVP, call 854-9788.

Family Caregiver Training The Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter sponsors The Family Caregiver Education Series four times per year in each of Delaware's three counties. Easter Seals at 22317 N. DuPont Blvd. in Georgetown will host the training on April 26, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This program includes a Medical Overview; Legal and Financial Issues, Communications, Behaviors and Activities of Daily Living and Community Resources. This training, for family caregivers, is free and lunch will be provided, but pre-registration is required. For additional information or to register, please call Jamie Magee, Branch Office Coordinator, at (302) 854-9788.

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Benefit for Alzheimers The Outback Steakhouse in Rehoboth Beach will host a luncheon for the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter on Sunday, April 22, 2007 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The menu consists of a 9-oz. Sirloin steak, baked potato, Caesar salad, roll and non-alcoholic drink. Alcoholic beverages will be available at an additional cost. Desserts will not be available and gratuity is not included. Outback is donating the lunch and the cost of the tickets will benefit the Association. Tickets must be purchased in advance at $10 each, and can be obtained by calling the Georgetown Branch Office at (302) 854-9788. Please plan to attend and support the Alzheimer's Association.

Cancer Cleansing Join Antionette Wright Johnson, Holistic Health Counselor, as she presents "Cancer Cleansing" on Monday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m. at The Wellness Community - Delaware, Sussex County Facility. Antionette will show you how to detoxify and renew your body, mind and spirit by using natural remedies to release toxins from your body. To reserve your seat call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. The deadline for registering is April 6. We are located at The Medical Arts Building, Suite 312, on the Beebe Medical Campus, Rehoboth. All programs offered by The Wellness CommunityDelaware are free of charge to people affected by cancer and their loved ones.

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Snapshots Reading frenzy at Dunbar School Sarah Taylor, a first grader at P. L. Dunbar School in Laurel, won the prize for reading the most books during the school’s Reading is Fundamental celebration. Left, she stands with her teacher, Kim Insley, and the principal at Dunbar School, Rich Gaskill. Sarah read the 299 books during the celebration.

ICE ARTIST - Jonathan Lizer of Seaford puts the final touches to an ice sculpture that he created for the Nanticoke Health Services Winter Gala “Puttin’ On The Glitz.” Lizer transformed a block of ice to a life size martini glass, especially for the gala.

Going nuts about safety

These two Dunbar Elementary students, Francisco and Maria Solis, will now travel more safely on the highway thanks to their new booster seats. Belt-positioning booster seats are for child passengers who have outgrown their child safety seats but have not reached the size to be properly protected by adult seat belts alone. When using booster seats correctly, children between 40 and 100 pounds (usually about 4 to 8 years old) are much safer than with seat belts alone. To have a car seat or booster checked for free, contact the Delaware Office of Highway Safety Sussex County Car Seat Fitting Station at 302-2331083.

Other students in the Laurel School District took part in the Reading is Fundamental Celebration. Top, Joey Wilder and his mom, Stacey, participate in Family Reading Day at P. L. Dunbar Elementary. Parents and family members were invited to share in some reading fun. Above left, North Laurel fourth grader Brian Story reads to Dunbar kindergarten students. Above, right, North Laurel third grader Kendrick McDaniel reads to Dunbar firstgrade students. Kendrick and Brian were guest readers as part of Dunbar’s Reading is Fundamental celebration.

RADIO STUDENT - Former South Korean radio personality Jane Kung takes a break from her weekly radio show recently at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Kung is taking the college’s broadcasting course to learn the latest technology and stay active in the field.

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First-ever football reunion Doing the Towns Together will be a great family affair LAUREL AND DELMAR SOCIALS Sarah Marie Trivits . 875-3672

A free sports card show, a silent auction, food, a first-ever reunion of Laurel Bulldog football teams from the past 70 years and a cow drop worth $2,500 to the lucky winner. Where else but in Laurel will all of this be going on this weekend? All of these events will benefit the Laurel Alumni Association, an organization that constantly is at work securing funds for the many scholarships it presents to Laurel High-affiliated recipients each spring. The number of these awards increases every year, the end result of a dedicated group of people working together to make the scholarships possible. This is the first year for the reunion of all Laurel High Bulldog former football players and should be quite something to be involved with. The event will be this Saturday, March 31, with the sports card show and auction getting under way at 10 a.m. The football team reunion will be held at noon at the Laurel Middle School Field House and football field. For many of us, attending this major Laurel event should be a very joyous occasion. As in many other homes, life at the Barton household involved football for many years. We began when our sons were in the Little League football program and played on Saturdays at North Laurel Elementary School. Those were the days before some of the fancy equipment of today’s players was available. A uniform consisted of a pair of wobbly shoulder pads, a helmet and shoes with rubber cleats, and of course, a young body willing to get beaten up on each Saturday. Some of the kids had mouth guards, some didn’t. One thing every single one of them had was a desire to play football and emulate their hero of the day, Johnny Unitas! Many men gave of their time each Saturday and every evening after school to work with these young boys and watch them develop into fine young men. The coaches willingly gave of their time to develop not only playing skills, but principles of life in each of these young boys. The parents rushed home from work, helped the coaches in any way they could and stood out on the North Laurel

Moments with Mike Virginia ‘Mike’ Barton field in every kind of weather imaginable to watch the kids play. We parents became a united group, going from Little League football through high school, and then on to college for some of us. We developed into a rather hardy bunch and earned our gold stadium cushions. The football event of the century this Saturday will mean that some of us will have an opportunity to see friends of our sons we haven’t seen in years. Some of these men are the same friends who spent sleepovers at our homes, sat at our tables and wolfed down whatever food was available in the unbelievable amounts that only a growing boy can consume. Some of these men were unofficial family members, not only in our Barton household but also in other families in Laurel. We have chauffeured them all across the state, taken them to the beach, on family outings, been to their weddings, welcomed their newborns, and watched them develop into responsible men who now have grown sons and daughters. Chuck and I have been involved in athletic events for our two sons since the days long before official registration and insurance and fancy uniforms and high dollar shoes were parts of the game. We have sat through games played in blistering heat, rain, fog and even snow. This is not a complaint, nor bragging. We did it because we wanted to be supportive parents. Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., be sure to be at the Laurel Middle School Field House. Stay all day. Show your pride in whatever your involvement in the Bulldogs. Young, middle aged, older — these are our sons and their friends. Just be there! Strawberries and gardens information coming later on.

Another page has dropped from our calendars and presented up with spring. The sweet fragrance of blossoms and blooms greet us as we open our doors, but, alas, a few not-so-fragrant aromas are mixed with the nicer ones. I don’t have to elaborate on what they are. However, a farmer once said, “It don’t smell bad to me, it smells like money.” At this writing I’m asked to report that John Sturgis, who has recently suffered some illness, is home from Nanticoke Hospital. He reports he had excellent treatment and wishes to thank the staff for the care and kindness he received while there. Now, I’m sure that he will welcome calls and cards from his friends. I ran into “my little red-headed checker,” Lois Carroll, at Food Lion last week and she seemed to be in a hurry to hit the exit. Later I learned that on that day, March 21, she had a birthday and her family had planned a small, quiet dinner to celebrate with her. Happy belated wishes, Lois. Kimberly Lane of Wynantskill, N.Y., spent the past weekend with her parents, Bill and Becky Brittingham in Delmar. On March 11, Betty Fitzgerald of Delmar suffered a fall at home and the injury, unfortunately for her, was a broken neck. At present she is a patient at Christiana Hospital, 4755 Ogletown Stanton Road, Room 17 I.C.U., Newark, DE. She can receive cards at this address. These communications will be a great boost to her morale. We wish her a very speedy recovery. Michael and Debra Matalone of Gainsville, Va., spent the weekend in Bethel with Charlene and Darrell Meade. The Meades entertained them with a family get together and dinner on Saturday evening. Kim Kranz of Carpenter, Wyo., recently spent a week visiting her mother, Kaye Wellendorf in Delmar. Friends of the Laurel Library met last week and after a brief business meeting discussed a project that they want to pass on to their readers. In observance of Na-

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tional Library Week, which takes place in April, the friends group will be giving out bags of books. The giveaway will take place Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library community room. As that time nears I will print another reminder for you. I didn’t really go anywhere last week but did take a trip down memory lane with artists of the Artie Shaw orchestra under the current band leader, Dick Johnson (not Laurel’s Dick Johnson). These concerts are sponsored by the Seaford Community Concert Association and they offer five really wonderful ones during the season. This one played many good old tunes from my past years and there were excellent solos by instrumentalists. And oh, was that drummer something else! Love those concerts. A very happy birthday is wished for his 91st year to George Phillips, March 31, with love from his daughters and grandchildren. Dare I say that Donald M. Mitchell is celebrating his birthday of 60 years on March 30? There, Donald, I said it anyway. A belated birthday wish to Rita Brex on March 22. All her children (her daughter and four sons) and their spouses were down for the weekend from northern New Jersey, along with her daughter and sonin-law, Tina and Jay Reaser of Laurel, and their three children and five grandchildren. She had a house full and all had a great time together. In fact, I heard they may make this a yearly tradition. We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Paul F. Wieland, Robert J. Riggin, Dorothy Johnson, Eileen B. Hastings and Vaughn R. Hearn Jr. We continue with prayers for those who are ill: Ralph Baker, Richard Cordrey, Marie Adams, John Sturgis, Blanche Elliott, Hattie Puckham, Terry Layton, Lily Brittingham, Gerald Brown, Steve Trivits and Kelly Griffith. “If you’re not afraid to face the music, someday you may lead the band.” See you in the Stars.


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One addition coming this summer will delight some readers but may frighten others. talent already working hard to put out the Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers, our monthly business magazines and special interest periodicals. Plans are to improve the quality of the content of all our publications by reducing errors and adding features. One addition coming this summer will delight some readers but may frighten others. Just when you thought it was safe to read the newspaper again, Frank Calio is returning and this time he will not have to pull any punches. Frank promises to be fair, but if you’re on the wrong side of an issue, be afraid. Final note: A well written letter was received by the paper this week, but it was not signed. Our policy has always been that letters must be signed. If “Offended in Sussex County” will add a name to their letter, we will be glad to run it. Remember, when the signers of the Declaration of Independence added their names to the list, they knew that their actions could cost them everything they own and maybe even their lives, yet they had the courage to sign their names. We hope you will add a name (and phone number) to the letter so we can run it.

As the problem of subprime lenders takes the center stage in Washington D.C., Jack Markell, Delaware's State Treasurer reminds Delawareans to remain vigilant by taking proactive steps to avoid falling victim to predatory lenders. "When taking out a loan or getting a credit card the devil really is in the details," Markell said. "The hidden costs in fine print can not only derail budgets, but can have severe impact on your financial future. Until there are real reforms in place to put a stop to predatory lending, consumers must remain alert when applying for and receiving loans." The term subprime lending (also called non-prime, special finance and second chance lending) is generally used to describe a particular lending market sector. Typically, these customers are those who don't qualify for prime market rates because of blemished or limited credit histories. Subprime customers are then charged a higher interest rate to compensate for the increased rate should they default on their loans. Subprime customers are generally defined as individuals with limited incomes or a credit score below 620 on a scale between 300 and 850. Mary Dupont, executive director of Nehemiah Gateway Community Development Corporation, added, "We hear horror stories every week of our neighbors receiving these loans that they never could repay. From refund anticipation loans to unscrupulous used car dealers, people end up paying much more in interest than in principal." Markell says to follow these tips Avoid the Flash. Flashy ads on television and high-pressure telemarketers often offer fast and easy loans without disclosing all of the details. Remember your parent's wisdom..." If it's too good to be true - it usually is." Annually check your credit reports and scores. Every year check with the three primary credit bureaus (Equifax 80/685-1111; Experian 888/397-3742 and TransUnion 800/916-8800 or visit (This is the only website authorized to provide you with your free annual credit report.) Address any errors. Take care of any discrepancies or disputes in your

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Consumer Report credit history before you begin looking for a loan. Your history and score directly affect your rate, and the better your credit score, the better your rate. If you need credit repair or help seek out a non-profit. Their only business is to help you. Call the Delaware Help Line at 800-464-4357 and ask for information about housing counseling to locate help near you. Do your homework. Don't trust that lenders to tell you that they are trustworthy - check with the Better Business Bureau by calling your local chapter or by visiting to check if there have been any complaints filed against the lender. Ask questions. If you don't understand the specifics of the deal, ask as many questions as necessary until you do. Remember, it's your financial future on the line. Shop around. Contact both lenders and mortgage brokers who offer credit directly. Tell them your score and ask for the interest rate along with an estimate of all fees you might be charged including lender points. Compare the total cost. Mortgages include fees and other costs in addition to the monthly payment - make sure that you compare the finial tally so you don't wind up paying more in the end. Read the fine print, and then read it again. Verify that what you are signing is what you have verbally agreed to. Don't sign anything that doesn't agree with what the salesperson presented. Think it over thoroughly. You don't have to take the first loan that you are offered. Take the time to think things over and ask for help from someone you trust if you need to. Again, don't give in to fast-talking, high pressure sales pitches. Share your story. If you've been the victim of predatory lending, let others know about your experience. Call the Delaware Attorney General's Office Fraud & Consumer Protection Division toll-free 800-220-5454 and also report your experience to the consumer counselors at the Federal Trade Commission at 877-382-4357.

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Harrington 55/33

Time 6:02 p.m. 1:08 p.m. 10:26 a.m. 5:39 p.m.

Milford 55/33 Greenwood 57/32

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

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Day High Low High Low Thurs. 12:00 a 6:36 a 12:33 p 7:13 p Fri. 12:50 a 7:27 a 1:18 p 7:53 p Sat. 1:32 a 8:12 a 1:56 p 8:28 p Sun. 2:09 a 8:51 a 2:30 p 8:59 p Mon. 2:42 a 9:28 a 3:02 p 9:29 p Tues. 3:14 a 10:02 a 3:33 p 9:59 p Wed. 3:46 a 10:36 a 4:05 p 10:30 p

Sharptown, MD Shown is Thursday’s weather. High Low Temperatures are Thursday’s highs Day and Thursday night’s lows. Thurs. 3:19 a 9:29 a Fri. 4:09 a 10:20 a Sat. 4:51 a 11:05 a Sun. 5:28 a 11:44 a Mon. 6:01 a 12:21 p Tues. 6:33 a 12:22 a Wed. 7:05 a 12:52 a

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Rehoboth Beach 53/33

SEAFORD 57/29 Blades 57/29

Georgetown 54/31 Concord 57/30 Laurel 57/29 Delmar 58/28

Millsboro 54/31

Bethany Beach 53/35 Fenwick Island 55/33

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