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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008

VOL. 12 NO. 46

Greenwood seniors break ground for $1.5 million center

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HERITAGE WEEKEND - Seaford hopes to draw in some of the beach traffic to its first Seaford Heritage Weekend, May 23-25. Page 4 DAYCARE INVESTIGATION - A local daycare was closed after an investigation into an assault on a seven-week-old baby. Page 5 WHOVILLE SPECIAL - IHOP is featuring a special “Who’s at IHOP” menu. Page 6 WWII VETERAN - Like many veterans of World War II, Gerald McPeake looked near-certain death square in the eyes. Page 8 POLICE JOURNAL - Murdered man was involved in home invasion, police say. Page 12 BUS ACCIDENT - Five students are transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital following a bus accident. Page 12 STATE SEMIFINALS - The Woodbridge varsity boys’ basketball team advanced to the state semifinals with a pair of wins last week. See page 43 for the game story and page 50 for a special tribute to the Raiders. STARS OF THE WEEK - A pair of Woodbridge boys’ basketball players are this week’s Seaford Stars of the Week. Page 45 ALL-CONFERENCE - Local first team all-conference photos begin on page 43.

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The Rev. Grace Batten, president of the CHEER board of directors, addresses the crowd, while Arlene Littleton, CHEER executive director, looks on. Photo by Lynn R. Parks.

The Greenwood Senior Center has been housed in an old church, in a former restaurant on U.S. 13 north of town and in its current facility, another former restaurant that is too small to adequately serve the area’s growing population, said Arlene Littleton, executive director of Sussex County Senior Services, CHEER. Littleton was one of several people who participated Monday in a groundbreaking for a new senior center, on U.S. 13 behind the current facility. “We have waited a very long time for this,” Littleton told the crowd of senior center members. “Our new building will be a focal point for Continued to page four

Filing deadline is Friday for openings on western Sussex County school boards By Lynn R. Parks Time is running short for people interested in running for seats on area school boards to throw their hats in the ring. Four seats are available on school boards in western Sussex County and as of Monday, only one candidate, Harvey Hyland, a member of the Laurel School Board, had filed to run. Another candidate, Shawn Brittingham, who has served two terms on the Delmar School Board, said Monday that he planned to file for reelection. “I will be seeking my third term,” he said. Deadline for candidates to file is Friday. Brittingham said that he understands why people aren’t lining up to serve on school boards. “It’s a thankless job,” he said. “Very seldom do you hear a compliment. Mostly it’s complaints about this or that.” In addition, Brittingham said, area schools face funding shortages that make running them the best way possible difficult. “Our schools are under-

funded,” he said. In western Sussex, home to some of the poorest areas in the county, “schools don’t have the student count to bring in enough money.” Brittingham acknowledged that five-year terms might discourage people from running for school boards. In Sussex County, only the Indian River School District, whose school board members serve for three years, have shorter terms. “That’s a long time,” Brittingham said. But on the other hand, “it takes you three or four years to really understand everything that they are talking about,” he added. “Running schools is very complicated. Even now, after 10 years on the board, I sometimes have to say, ‘Stop — I don’t know what you mean.’” Brittingham dismisses the notion that school board members, who receive no salary, should be paid. “I don’t want every village idiot to come out of the woodwork thinking they can get $3,000 or $4,000,” he said. In addition, any salary would have to come out of local funds and “local funding is very tight.”

Brittingham said that he decided to run for a third term because he believes that he is doing a good job. “I had to decide whether I wanted to do this for another five years, and whether I think there is somebody out there who could to a better job,” he said. “I’m confident about what I do.” In Seaford, the seat of three-term member and former board president William Parmelee is up for election. Parmelee did not return a request for comment. In the Woodbridge district, Shawn Bowman’s seat is up for grabs. While Bowman did not return requests for comment, he has indicated that he will not file for reelection. For your information The deadline to file as a candidate for area school boards is 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 7. The Delmar, Laurel, Seaford and Woodbridge school boards all have one, five-year seat open. Elections will be held Tuesday, May 13. For information, contact the Sussex County Department of Elections, 856-5367, or visit www.electionssc. delaware.gov.


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BENNETT HONORED - C. Bryan (Spuck) Bennett (right) was honored with an official Sussex County proclamation for his 50 years of dedicated service to the Seaford Volunteer Fire Dept. and the community. Presenting the proclamation is County Councilman Dale Dukes.

Fish and Wildlife agents rescue hunter Over the weekend Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents put technology to work to locate and rescue a hunter stranded on the marsh in the Woodland Beach Wildlife Area. The Dover man was hunting snow geese on an island in the wildlife area on March 1 when his boat drifted away in high winds and cold, rough water. About 5:30 p.m., the hunter called 911 on his cell phone, and the Kent County Emergency Communications Center used its enhanced 911 system to determine his location through his phone’s GPS signal. The responding Fish and Wildlife Agents were then able to enter his latitude and longitude into Google Earth and use aerial

photos to quickly reach the stranded man by patrol boat. “Having that information saved a lot of search time, and our agents were able to find him before dark. We encourage boaters or hunters who are disabled or lost to use the 911 system,” said Sgt. Gregory Rhodes of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement. “The hunter also made a wise choice not to try to swim to his boat, given the water temperature and rough seas,” he added. The hunter was returned safely to the Woodland Beach Boat Ramp, and agents were able to locate his boat, which had drifted a quarter mile from the island.

Wilmington University Spring Career Fair Wilmington University will hold its annual Spring Career Fair on Thursday, March 13, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the main campus in New Castle. This event is free and open to the public. The career fair will enable attendees to meet representatives from various business, government, healthcare and educational organizations and discuss career opportunities. Organizations include: AdvoServ, Applied Card Systems, Bank of America, Brandywine School District,

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Attending the groundbreaking were, from left: senior center president Katherine Hignutt, CHEER executive director Arlene Littleton, Deric Parker with Bay to Beach Builders, Wayne Collison with Beracah Homes, Kenneth Bock, deputy director of CHEER, the Rev. Grace Batten, president of the CHEER board of directors, state Rep. Benjamin Ewing (R – Bridgeville) and Sherry Berman, branch manager of the Discover Bank, Greenwood. Photo by Lynn R.

Fundraising continues for Greenwood center; Discover Bank grant is $50,000 Continued from page one

Greenwood.” The new building, which at 5,400 square feet will be nearly twice the size of the current senior center, is expected to be open by September, said Kenneth Bock, CHEER deputy director. Construction is expected to cost $1.5 million, Bock said. The senior center has raised about $332,000, including a $50,000 grant from Discover Bank that Sherry Berman, branch manager of the bank in Greenwood, announced at the groundbreaking. “CHEER and the membership of the Greenwood center are engaged in a number of fundraising activities,” Bock said. “CHEER is also seeking governmentbacked loans that support projects such as this.” Susan Welch, director of the senior center, said that the current building, about 20 years old, has structural damage. “It leaks when it rains,” she said. “We have problems with the floor, problems with the ceiling and the doors all leak. It is not well built.” In addition, the center, with a daily attendance of about 30, would like to attract more members, something that it cannot

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If you’re heading to Maryland and Delaware beaches this Memorial Day Weekend, hop on over for Seaford Heritage Weekend, May 23-25, and look history right in the eyes. Held at the historic Governor Ross Mansion grounds in Seaford, right near the Maryland/Delaware line, this three-day event features dynamic glimpses into Civil War era life, complete with reenacted battles, living camp exhibits, period craft demonstrations and music, children’s games, and lots of food and fun. Civil War reenactors culled from enthusiast groups throughout the Mid-Atlantic will bring this historic era to life, presenting spirited staged battles between Confederate and Union forces. You can walk among authentic period campsites and see how soldiers traveled and survived during this pivotal time in American history. Hear the stories and background of how 19th Century people lived from those who have spent their own lifetimes researching and recreating it. And watch historic artisans demonstrate how everything from brooms to ice cream were made in the 1800s. A Civil War-era dance, a church service and period music will complete a personal experience with history you will never forget. The Seaford Heritage Weekend will

also include the local Miss Towne and Country Pageant on Friday evening, May 23, a little taste of home town life that’s a popular event in Seaford. Numerous craft and food vendors will be on hand all weekend to provide the best in gifts and libations. There’s even an antique car show, with dozens of classic cars, trucks and tractors spanning nearly one hundred years of automotive history. Going to the Seaford Heritage Weekend means you don’t have to choose between cultural enrichment and holiday abandon this Memorial Day Weekend. You can have both by rounding out your holiday with this unique experience. The Seaford Heritage Weekend is right on the way and conveniently close to most Delmarva coastal resort destinations. Presented by the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce and The Seaford Historical Society, the three-day Seaford Heritage Weekend will be held at the victorian Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation, Pine Street Extended, in Seaford. Early event sponsors include Delaware Today Magazine, Delmarva Power, Giant Food LLC, Hoober, Inc., and Scott’s Furniture. For more information, visit www.seafordchamber.com/heritage.html or call 1-800-416-GSCC.

NOTICE OF CANDIDATE FILING DEADLINE BOARDS OF EDUCATION IN SUSSEX COUNTY A qualified person seeking to become a candidate for the Board of Education for a public school district shall submit a Candidate Filing Form to the Department of Elections for Sussex County no later than 4:30 p.m. local time on Friday, March 7, 2008, for Sussex County School Districts.

School Board Election Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 Cape Henlopen School District Area “A” one Seat - Term Ends June 30, 2013

Delmar School District One Member - At Large - Term Ends June 30, 2013

Indian River School District One Member - District No. 3 - Term Ends June 30, 2011 One Member - District No. 4 - Term Ends June 30, 2011 Two Members - District No. 5 - Term Ends June 30, 2011

Laurel School District One Member - At Large - Term Ends June 30, 2013

Seaford School District One Member - At Large - Term Ends June 30, 2013

Woodbridge School District One Member - At Large - Term Ends June 30, 2013 School Board Member Candidate Filing Forms may be obtained from the Department of Elections for Sussex County in person in the office of the department, by mail or by fax. Completed candidate filing forms must be returned back to the department with original (live) signature. Candidate Filing Forms are available at: http:// electionssc.delaware.gov All terms begin July 1, 2008 Department of Elections for Sussex County 119 N. Race Street, Georgetown, DE 19947 Phone: 856-5367


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Daycare provider is accused of assaulting seven-week-old baby A local daycare was closed after an investigation into an assault on a sevenweek-old baby. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, a seven-weekold baby girl from Bridgeville was initially taken to Nanticoke Hospital by her parents after they noticed she was sluggish and vomiting. The infant was soon transported to A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington where doctors treated her for signs of “Shaken Baby Syndrome.” The young child had been in the care of a local home daycare run by the accused, Elizabeth M. Pinder, 31, of the 200 block of Hickory Lane, Seaford, when the parents discovered strange marks on her body. While the victim’s mother was bathing her on the night of Feb. 12, she discovered a crescent shaped mark on the baby’s shoulder, but couldn’t confirm what the mark was and took note that she didn’t have any others. The following day, she checked her

Skala wins District 2 election

Ruth Skala will be sworn in as the newest member of the Bridgeville Commission following her win in the District 2 election last Saturday. Skala received 85 votes, Steve Kendall had 74 votes, and Ed Heath received 45 votes. This is the first time Bridgeville has had an election with districts. Skala and incumbents Earl Greason and Pat Correll, who ran unopposed, will be sworn in during the next Commission meeting, which will take place on Monday, March 17.

Seaford Election

Election day in Seaford will be Saturday, April 19. On the ballot will be the mayor’s seat, currently held by Ed Butler, and two council seats, currently held by Rhea Shannon and Pat Jones. Deadline to register to run for a seat is 5 p.m. Friday, March 28. City residents must also be registered to vote by that time. On election day, voters will be required to show proof of identity and proof that they live in the city. Accept-

daughter over again, quite thoroughly, prior to bringing her to the daycare. When the mother returned to the daycare later on in the afternoon, she noticed her baby wasn’t acting as she normally would and other marks on her arms were found. The concern for the baby’s welfare became overwhelming as she appeared lifeless and lethargic ultimately leading the parents to rush the young child to the hospital. Through investigative measures by major crimes detectives, Ms. Pinder was arrested for the following charges: first degree assault; assault by abuse or neglect to a child; and endangering the welfare of a child with serious physical injury. She was processed at Troop 4 in Georgetown and released on a $61,000 unsecured bond. The Division of Family Services has suspended Ms. Pinder’s daycare license as of Feb. 14. The young child is now home resting with her parents. Anyone having similar contact with Ms. Pinder is encouraged to call detectives at 856-5850 ext. 213. able forms of identification will include a driver’s license or any other official card with a picture on it, a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or lease or sales agreement.

Seaford Lions Club variety show

The Seaford Lions Club 69th annual variety show, “Signs of the Times,” will be held on March 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaford High School auditorium. Tickets are $7 in advance and $9 at the door. Tickets are available at Penco, Home Team Realty, and Wilmington Trust (Stein Highway, Seaford). For more information, call 629-4179.

Seaford Alumni scholarship

The Seaford High School Alumni Association is offering a scholarship for any graduating senior who meets the following criteria: the graduate must have a parent or grandparent or associate member of the Seaford High School Alumni Association in good standing prior to graduation. Applications are at the high school, in the guidance office. The deadline for this scholarship is March 22.

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Business Who-cakes and green eggs Restaurant invites town leaders to premiere of their ‘Horton’ menu By Lynn R. Parks In anticipation of the upcoming release of “Horton Hears a Who,” a movie that is based on the classic Dr. Seuss story and that is set to hit theaters March 14, the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) is featuring a special “Who’s at IHOP” menu. The menu, from which a diner can order Who-Cakes washed down with a glass of Beezlenut Splash, premiered Monday. To mark the day, Leonor Ortega, manager of the Seaford IHOP, invited area town leaders to the restaurant on Monday morning. One of the featured items on the new menu is the Mayor’s Breakfast, featuring Who-Cakes, hash browns and, from

another Dr. Seuss book, green eggs and ham. “I thought it would be a great idea to have all the mayors come in for breakfast,” Ortega said. Attending were Joseph Conaway, president of the Bridgeville Town Commission, Mayor Ed Butler of Seaford, Mayor David Ruff of Blades and Randy Lee, a member of the Laurel Town Council. All of them ordered the Mayor’s Breakfast. “Some of them were a bit worried about the green eggs,” scrambled eggs with bits of spinach, said Ortega. “But they all loved it.” The IHOP promotion will go through April 13.

Business Briefs Huston is Appraisers chairman

Stephen R. Huston of Seaford has been elected chairman of the Delaware Council on Real Estate Appraisers at its Jan. 15 meeting. The Delaware Council on Real Estate Appraisers is the state regulatory board that regulates the certification and licensure Steve Huston of real estate appraisers within the state. Huston was appointed to his position, on the council, by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner in November 2005. Huston is a State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser with Huston Appraisal company in Seaford. He also serves as a sales specialist with Re/Max By The Sea in Bethany Beach.

Financial fraud broadcast

Melinda Tingle, Financial Advisor for Edward Jones, will host a free satellite broadcast titled, “Plan, Protect, Prevent: Don’t be a victim of Financial Fraud,” at 11:30 a.m., on March 11, at 204 Laureltowne. Financial fraud is not only a top consumer complaint, but it also results in billions of lost dollars each year. Although financial fraud affects consumers of all ages, elder fraud is on the rise. According to a 2006 North American Securities Administrators Association survey, seniors accounted for 28 percent of all investor complaints to state securities regulators. Call 875-0355 for details.

Del Tech offers bartending classes

Begin a new career or supplement your income by becoming a professional bartender through a certificate program offered at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Participants in this eight-session course will practice mixing and presenting drinks as well as learn glassware identification, drink recipes, proper etiquette, appearance, and professional handling of situations.

Students must be 21 years or older. Classes meet Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., beginning March 5. Six out of eight sessions must be completed to receive a certificate. For complete information, or to register, call Corporate and Community Programs, 854-6966.

Shred Fest 2008

Del-One, in conjunction with Lifestyle Document Management, Inc., and Delmarva Broadcasting is sponsoring its third annual Shred Fest throughout the months of March and April. Last year more than 700 families took advantage of this valuable community service. Shred Fest events give Delaware residents an opportunity to rid themselves of sensitive documents, such as bank statements, credit card offers, and old tax forms, free of charge and in a secure manner. Fighting identity theft costs consumers a great deal of time and money; so the best way to protect one’s identity is by shredding all private information. For those who don’t have access to a shredder, you can bring two file-size boxes of documents to any of the following Shred Fest events, free of charge: • March 15, from 9 a.m.-noon at DelOne in West Dover across from Kraft Foods, • March 29, from 9 a.m.-noon at DelOne in Milford behind Arby’s, For further details on Shred Fest 2008, visit www.del-one.org or www.eagle977.com. Anyone interested in obtaining shredding services on a continual basis should visit Lifestyle Document Management, Inc. at www.lifestyledocumentmanagement.com. Del-One strictly adheres to the credit union philosophy of “not for profit, not for charity, but for service.” For more information on how to become a member/owner of Del-One, call (302) 739-4496 or visit www.Del-One.org.

IHOP invited town leaders to the restaurant Monday morning in honor of the Mayor's Breakfast on its new "Who's at IHOP" menu. From left: Blades vice mayor Russell Joseph, Bridgeville Town Commission president Joe Conaway, IHOP vice president of operations Mochele McLeod, restaurant general manager Leonor Ortega, Seaford Mayor Ed Butler and Randy Lee, member of the Laurel Town Council. Submitted photo

Keri Simpler earns designations

Home Team Realty’s brokers Frank Parks and Rob Harman announce that Keri Simpler, of the Dream Team, has recently earned her ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) and ePro (Internet Real Estate Specialist) designations. Completion of both courses will enhance Keri's ability to deliver superior service to buyers and en-

ables her to thrive in the fast paced world of online marketing. Keri has been a licensed real estate agent since January 2006 and along with her partner Dave Todd, received the Dream Team Rookie of the Year award from Home Team Realty in 2007. To reach Keri, call Home Team Realty at 629-7711, ext. 59 or her cell at 2365257.

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McPeake spent the war clearing minefields in the Pacific The Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers are running a series of articles on the veterans who served this nation during World War II. We welcome suggestions for interviews. Contact Bryant Richardson at 629-9788.

By James Diehl Like many veterans of World War II, Gerald McPeake looked near-certain death square in the eyes and lived to tell about it. The only difference – with McPeake, there was nothing, or at least no one, looking back at him. But it was still one of the scariest things he’d ever seen – and simply part of life when working on a United States Navy minesweeper during World War II. It was dangerous work, and often unheralded in the annals of American military history. There was 19-year-old McPeake floating on the waters of the Pacific Ocean in early 1945 along with the 38 other men of the USS YMS-65 (YMS is a military designation for “yard class minesweeper.”) The crew was hauling in its equipment after a day of sweeping the surrounding area for undetonated mines. Pulling in the cables, the West Virginia native saw something that didn’t look quite right. He knew instantly what it was and what could, and more than likely would, happen if even the slightest mistake was made. “When we were retrieving our equipment, a contact mine came on the cable at the fantail of the ship,” says McPeake, who moved to Georgetown in 1961 to teach automobile mechanics at Sussex VoTech. “I was standing there looking at it. It was rusty with horns and scales on it from deterioration in the sea. The skipper gave a command from the bridge to put it back in the water and put a marker buoy on it so we could take care of it later." “We were really slow moving it, but I kept thinking what would happen if it exploded. If it had, there would have been nothing left of me.” A signalman third class, McPeake worked on the minesweeper for most of his 26 months in the U. S. Navy. His close encounter with the undetonated mine in the Pacific was a close call – but it was far from his only one. “I remember we were off the island of Borneo one day when we saw the bow of

the ship in front of us contact a mine and sink right in front of us,” McPeake says. “And we couldn’t even pick up the survivors because, when you have minesweeping gear [in use], you can’t move the ship because the cables will wrap around the screws and immobilize you. “But there was a smaller ship in the area that was able to pull up some of the survivors.” Like many minesweepers of its day, the USS YMS-65 probed the waters of the Pacific for mines planted by the Japanese. Most times, their work was in advance of Allied amphibious forces, and they were protected by American battleships in the area. “What we did was clean the minefields off the coasts of the islands where landing parties were scheduled to come ashore,” McPeake says. “That was our main job – to clean the water as much as we could. Most of the islands were smaller islands because the bigger islands had already been secured, though they never were completely secured. But some of the bigger islands where we worked were Borneo and Formosa (now called Taiwan).” Sweeping for mines was dangerous work, and sometimes those dangers came from much more than just the mines themselves. There were enemy soldiers close by, always ready for a fight and — perhaps the most daunting foe of all – Mother Nature. Case in point – an otherwise calm day off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, in the fall of 1945. It was a normal day until things suddenly went very, very wrong – and extremely deadly. “When we were in the mine field, the skipper trusted about four of us to steer the ship and I was in the pilot house on the wheel one day when a storm started brewing,” McPeake remembers. “But we had no idea it was going to develop into a typhoon. It did and we survived a 47 degree roll to our starboard side. I thought we were going to turn over and I thought that was going to be it. I thought that was the end for me.” It wasn’t. They survived and the USS YMS-65 continued on in the fight against Imperial Japan. But several of their fellow minesweepers did not. In all, the United States lost seven of its

Gerald McPeake served on a U.S. Navy minesweeper during World War II. He won many commendations, including the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, the Pacific Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal. The rifle he is holding came from a warehouse in Nagasaki, Japan, days after the atomic bomb was dropped on the city in 1945.

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dent Harry Truman’s decision to drop atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. That decision changed young McPeake’s life, and more than likely saved it. “I think dropping those bombs was the best thing we ever did because it showed the Japanese that there would be no giving up on our part,” McPeake says. “It definitely hastened the end of the war.” Even though the attack was called off, McPeake and the men of the USS YMS-65 headed to mainland Japan anyway – in fact, they got a chance to see close up the devastation of an atomic bomb. “I got to see the ruins of Nagasaki (through binoculars) after we dropped the atomic bomb and it was incredible. Everything was devastated,” McPeake says. “It was like there had been a large

inferno.” To this day, McPeake still has the Japanese .25 caliber rifle that a member of his crew brought back to him after visiting the ruins of Nagasaki. The 136-foot-long USS YMS65, one of 561 yard class minesweepers built by the United States, was decommissioned in 1947. As for McPeake, he returned to the United States, content in a job well done. “I feel very good about what I did and, if necessary, I’d do it

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again,” he says. “I wanted to see the world with the Navy, and I did.” McPeake returned to his home state of West Virginia, and moved to Georgetown in 1961 after being hired as an automotive mechanics teacher at Sussex VoTech. He retired in 1987 after 26 years of service at the school. Today, he lives in Georgetown with his wife of 36 years, Carolina. In an earlier marriage, he had one son, who has since passed away, and one daughter, Cara, who lives in Wilmington. He also

has three stepchildren. In addition to the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, McPeake was also awarded the Pacific Theater Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal. He left active service on May 10, 1946, at the age of 20. Next week’s feature will profile an Army man from Laurel, who served in the European theater during World War II. He was involved in many major battles, including the Battle of the Bulge and the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, on D-Day.

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Now is the perfect time to buy your new home By Ruth Briggs-King Sussex County has always been a great place to live and work, and the current state of the housing and financial markets across the country have done nothing to change that fact. In fact, in many ways, the real estate market here on the Shore is as strong as it’s ever been. But don't just take my word for it let’s look at the numbers. In 2007, for the fifth year in a row, more than a billion dollars in real estate was sold in Sussex County, with sellers once again receiving, on average, more than 90 percent of their asking price at closing. More than 3,300 residential units were sold in 2007, or about nine each and every day of the year. And 2008 is already off to a great start. Some realtors in the county are already re-

porting stronger than normal sales for the months of January and February as many prospective homeowners begin taking advantage of larger housing inventories and lower interest rates. Still, others are a bit cautious. After all, for most people, a house is the largest single purchase they'll make in their lifetime. The main factor keeping some people prospective homeowners from taking the plunge into the real estate market these days is fear. All the negative press nationally has scared them away from investing in their future and in the American Dream. But, because of that fear, this could be one of the best times ever to purchase real estate here in Sussex County. If it were me, as a homebuyer, I would be out looking right now. Like anything else, when people are afraid, that's usually the time to buy because that's when you're going to get your best deal, says long-time Realtor Judy Dean of Long & Foster.

WESTERN SUSSEX HOLDS DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS. On Thursday, Feb. 21, the three democratic districts on the west side of the county (35th-Bridgeville area, 39thSeaford area and 40th-Laurel area) held a caucus at Child Craft in Blades for delegates to the State Convention, which will be held in Dover on April 5. Although turnout was light from the 40th District and moderate for the 39th, there was heavy participation from the 35th District. Each of the three districts are eligible to send two Clinton delegates, two Obama delegates, and an alternate to the State Convention, where delegates to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) are selected. The DNC will be held at the end of August in Denver, Colo. To get involved in your district, call the Sussex County Democratic Executive Committee at 628-2963. Submitted photo

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If you're waiting for it to be at the low end, that's really hard to pick. And, if you're waiting for the market to turn around, by the time it does things are usually going to be much higher. You just can't time it. For the average American, the biggest chunk of their wealth will come from the equity they have in their home. For those who bought a home 10 years ago in Sussex County, they have seen an enormous return on their investment. And while those types of annual double digit returns may not return any time soon, a home is still a powerful investment that will appreciate over time. If you're worried about the value of an investment in real estate, don't be. Just look at these national facts: • Over the past 30 years, housing values have risen more than six percent annually. • On average, the value of a home doubles every 10 years. • Sixty percent of the average homeowner's wealth comes from their home's equity. • The average homeowner's net worth nationally is $171,000. That's nearly 46 times that of a renter, who has an average net worth of $4,800. A few years ago in Sussex County, the coastal areas of Lewes, Rehoboth, Dewey and Bethany got all the attention. People

moving into the area from neighboring cities and states all wanted to live at the beach, thus home prices skyrocketed in those areas. Now, with those areas filling up, that demand-driven market has extended westward into places like Millsboro, Selbyville, Georgetown and even farther west to Seaford and Laurel. There's even Heritage Shores being constructed in Bridgeville, with more than 2,000 homes planned for active adults over the age of 55. The point is people are still discovering all the wonderful things we have here in Sussex County. Our low taxes, our wonderful beaches and our continuously strong and robust housing market are still grabbing visitors attention in a big way. So don’t be afraid to get out there and shop for a new home. The market is strong, the interest rates are low and inventories are unbelievable. With all of that, and our wonderful way of life here in Sussex County, the time has never been better to buy a new home. Enjoy the search! Ruth Briggs King is executive vice president for the Sussex County Association of Realtors located in Georgetown. She can be reached at 855-2300. Their website is www.scaor.com.


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Police Journal Murdered man was involved in home invasion, police say

The body of a man who police suspect was involved in a home invasion and robbery in Harbeson last Thursday was found the next day lying by the side of the road near Parsonsburg, Md. Police say that Jesse A. Gay, 21, of East Diamond Street, Dagsboro, was shot and killed after midnight on Friday, Feb. 29, by two Millsboro men. His body was found lying off the roadside in the 7800 block of Esham Road, Parsonsburg, Md. Nathaniel Dennis Kellam, 22, of First Street, Millsboro, and Jermaine Donshaw Harris, 24, of Harmony Cemetery Road, Millsboro, have been charged with firstand second-degree murder and related assault and weapons charges in Gay's death. They are being held at Sussex Correctional Institute on no bond, pending extradition to Maryland. Police say that early in the morning of Feb. 28, the day before his death, Gay and two other men, Rodney G. Terry, 18, of the 400 block of North Avenue, Baltimore, and Michael S. Lawson, 21, of the 3000 block of Woodmoor Road, Baltimore, Md., broke into a house in the area of the 28000 block of Aliene Avenue, Harbeson. The three men allegedly entered the home and demanded money and when the homeowner, a 32-year-old male, refused, police say that he was battered by one of the assailants with the butt of a shot gun. The homeowner fled his house and as he ran, he was shot at numerous times and was struck in the back and upper leg, police said. Even after he reached his neighbor’s house, the three men continued firing, police said, endangering the people in the house, including a 13-year-old. No one in this house was injured, however, and the suspects never made contact with them. The neighbor called the police and emergency medical services. The homeowner was transported by ambulance to Beebe Hospital, where as of press time he was listed in stable condition. On Friday, Feb. 29, state police arrested Terry and Lawson at a residence in the Diamond Acres Community north of Dagsboro, where they were staying. Both were charged with first degree attempted murder, first degree attempted robbery, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, three counts of first degree reckless endangering, first degree conspiracy, and two counts of criminal mischief. They were both remanded to the custody of the Department of Corrections at Sussex Correctional Institute in Georgetown on default of $242,500 cash bond.

Truck collides with school bus

Five students from Sussex Technical High School, Georgetown, were transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, after the bus on which they were riding was struck by a truck at the intersection of U.S. 13 and Old Furnace Road, Seaford, Feb. 27. Police say that at approximately 8:02 a.m., the 1999 International school bus,

operated by Louis O. Bowden, 72, of Seaford and owned by Dutton Bus Service, was stopped in the crossover at Sussex Highway and Old Furnace Road. The bus was waiting to cross over the northbound lanes of Sussex Highway to head east on Old Furnace Road. The 1998 Nissan truck, owned by Frederick Industries of Jessup, Md., and operated by David C. Peters, 32, of Cambridge, Md., was also in the crossover, facing west and attempting to turn south on Sussex Highway. Police say that Peters made an abrupt turn, striking the left rear of the school bus with the left side of his truck. All 20 students on the bus, ranging in age from 14 – 17, were checked by EMS personnel. The five students who were taken to the hospital were suffering from non–life threatening injuries. Peters was cited at the scene for unsafe movement at a stop sign after a stop. Alcohol was not a factor, police said, and seatbelts were used by all operators.

Traffic stop leads to drug charges

On Feb. 26, Laurel Police stopped a 2005 Chevy Van for a traffic violation. Police said that the officer discovered that the driver and sole occupant, Donald Gayle, 49, of North Brunswick, N.J., was in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Police said that a search of the suspect’s vehicle revealed two large bales of marijuana, weighing more than 100 pounds and with an estimated street value of approximately $85,000. Gayle was charged with trafficking marijuana; possession of a deadly weapon during a felony; possession with the intent to deliver; maintaining a vehicle; carrying a concealed deadly weapon; possession of marijuana; failure to stop at a stop light; DUI; and failure to signal. He was committed to SCI on $141,700 cash bail only.

Sex offender charged in Delmar

Delaware State Police have charged a Delmar man with raping three young children. Michael D. Hammond, 27, of the 12000 block of Cardinal Road, Delmar, was brought in to Troop 4 on Tuesday, Feb. 26, to be processed for rape and other sex charges stemming from the investigaHammond tion. The investigation revealed that Hammond had been sexually molesting three young children, whose ages ranged from 3 to 10, at his residence. The children had no relationship to Hammond, but had been visiting with him and his girlfriend over the last few weeks when the assaults occurred. Hammond is a tier 2 (medium risk) registered sex offender, stemming from a 2007 conviction in Maryland of sex offense, third degree. He was in compliance with Delaware’s state registry requirements. Hammond was charged with one count of rape first degree (felony); eight counts of rape second degree (felony); two counts of unlawful sexual contact first degree (felony); three counts of endangering the

welfare of a child (misdemeanor); and one count of terroristic threatening (misdemeanor). He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institute in Georgetown on $294,000 cash bond. Police encourage anyone who had similar contact with Hammond to call 8565850, ext 316.

Traffic stop nets drugs and gun

A man who was stopped by police because his car registration was suspended ended up being charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. On Thursday, Feb. 28, at approximately 2:56 a.m., a patrol officer with Troop 5, Delaware State Police, spotted a 1994 Land Rover with suspended registration traveling in front of him on US 13 southbound. The trooper stopped the car in the area of Sussex Highway and Brickyard Road, Seaford. Police said that the driver, Jonathan L. Stevens, 28, of Eastlake Gardens, Dover, told the trooper that his driver’s license was suspended. The officer also determined that Stevens was wanted out of the Kent County Court of Common Pleas. Stevens was placed in custody and a search revealed he was in possession of approximately eight grams of marijuana. A search of the car found a small caliber handgun in the rear seat, police said. Stevens was transported back to Troop 5 where he was charged with the following felonies: carrying a concealed deadly weapon; possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony; possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited; maintaining a vehicle; and possession with intent to manufacture. He was also charged with traffic offenses including driving under the influence. Stevens was remanded to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown after failing to post $16,000 cash bond.

Troopers investigate shooting

Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that sent a Seaford man to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. On Sunday, March 2, at approximately 10:45 p.m., troopers were dispatched to the 25000 block of Elder Street located in

the Mobile Gardens mobile home community to investigate a reported shooting. Upon arrival, investigators learned that six subjects between the ages of 20 and 49 were standing around a bonfire when the suspect walked up to the group, pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the group and fired at random. One of the bullets struck a 27-year-old Seaford man in the leg and hip, police said. The victim was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md., where he underwent surgery for his injuries. The victim’s official medical status is unknown. The other subjects at the scene were not injured. Witnesses told investigators that the suspect was a black male, between the ages of 22 and 35, approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with gold teeth. The suspect was wearing a black knit cap with the letters NY on it and he appeared to have a scar on his face from a previous burn injury. Witnesses told police the suspect may have fled the scene in a small black, white or silver car. Anyone with information about the incident can call Detective Kelly Wells, Troop 4, 856-5850, or Crime Stoppers, 1800-TIP-3333. Online tip submissions may be made at www.dsp.delaware.gov/crimstop.htm.

Couple charged after reported assault

A Greenwood man was arrested after he allegedly gave police a false name and then fled. George E. Willey Jr., 43, of the 14000 block of Adamsville Road, Greenwood, was arrested on Saturday, March 1. Police said that a lone trooper responded to the area of Sand Hill Road in Bridgeville shortly before 6 p.m. after receiving a call of someone being assaulted in a fight. Willey and DebWilley orah D. Moore, 45, of the 14000 block of Adamsville Road, Greenwood, could not provide identification to the trooper, police said, and allegedly gave fictitious names. The trooper soon learned the identity of Moore and that she had Moore

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MORNING STAR • MARCH 6 - 12, 2008 warrants for her arrest, police said. While she was being placed in the officer’s patrol car, Willey allegedly began to run into nearby woods. Police said that the officer was able to catch Willey after a short foot chase and that Willey was subdued after a brief struggle. When the trooper returned to his patrol vehicle, police said, Moore had managed to escape out of the car and flee the area undetected. Willey’s correct identity was obtained and he was found to have warrants out of local courts. Police said that when they searched Willey, they found less than a gram of suspected marijuana. Willey was transported back to Troop 5 where he was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal impersonation, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institute in Georgetown on default of $4,639 cash bond. Moore is currently wanted out of Troop 4 on charges of first degree robbery (felony), offensive touching and criminal mischief. She is also wanted by troopers at Troop 5 for third degree escape, criminal impersonation and theft as well as other charges out of Sussex County Court of Common Pleas. Anyone with information with Moore’s whereabouts is asked to call 302-337-1090 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

Wanted man charged with fleeing

Officers with the Seaford Police Department arrested Brandon C. Alston, 26, Laurel, after he fled from police. Alston was wanted by police on outstanding warrants. Police said that on March 1 at 12:40 p.m., on U.S. 13, Seaford Police Department officers observed Alston operating a vehicle southbound on U.S. 13. Officers knew that he had a revoked drivers license, police said, and that he was wanted by the Seaford Police Department on outstanding warrants and six court capias and by the Delaware State Police for failure to re-register as a sex offender. Police said that when officers attempted to stop the defendant, he accelerated his speed and failed to stop. The pursuit continued with the assistance of the Delaware State Police to Concord Road and then on to German Road, where Alston allegedly fled from the vehicle in the Lakewood Development. Police said that Alston eventually entered a residence in the Lakewood

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Development, where he was taken into custody without incident. Alston was charged with three counts of disregarding an officer’s signal, three counts of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, numerous traffic charges and six court capias. He was taken over to the Delaware State police for arrest and presentment at Justice of the Peace Court #3 and was eventually committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $57,104 secured bond.

Purse snatching at Rose’s reported

On Feb. 29, at approximately 8:39 p.m., Seaford Police Department officers were dispatched to the Seaford Village Shopping Center, were a purse snatching had reportedly just taken place. Police said that an 84-year-old female from the Federalsburg, Md., area had just exited from Rose’s Department Store when two suspects ran up to her, forcefully grabbed her purse and fled. Police said that the suspects fled north toward the Lowe’s parking lot area. Responding officers searched the area but were unable to find the suspects. The suspects were described as two young black males, 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 8 inches, wearing dark clothing. No further description was provided. Seaford Criminal Investigations is investigating the incident and are asking anyone with information about this crime to contact them at 629-6644, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Delaware Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person or persons involved in this incident.

Police seek assistance with robbery

On Tuesday, Feb. 12 at approximately 9:30 p.m., troopers responded to a report of a robbery home invasion in the area of the 2000 block of Spectrum Farms Road, Felton. It was reported that while the victims were in the living room, a white male knocked at the front door stating that his truck had broke down and he needed to use a phone. As the 30-year-old female victim attempted to close the door and retrieve a phone, the suspect allegedly pushed the door open and knocked her to the ground. Police said that the man then approached a 33-year-old male victim with an unknown type of knife and attacked him.

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As the female victim attempted to get up, a black male then entered the residence and demanded money. Police said that the victim was able to run to the couple’s 4-yearold child, who was in the kitchen, and safely exit the house through the back door with the child. She was soon met by the male victim, who sustained a cut to his face, and the three fled to a nearby relative’s home. None of the victims Suspect 1 required medical attention. Police said that a third suspect also entered the residence, but no description of that suspect was given. The suspects soon left the residence without taking any items. The white male was deSuspect 2 scribed as 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, 140 to 180 pounds, of average build, with a thin mustache, wearing a black sweatshirt and dark jeans. The black male was described as 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, 220 to 250 pounds, with a large build. No description of the clothing that suspect was wearing was given. Both of the subjects were reportedly carrying some sort of knife, police said. Anyone with information is encouraged to call detectives at 302-697-2105 ext. 314 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

Mexican national arrested for fraud U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announce the arrest of a

Mexican national on federal charges that he was producing and misusing immigration documents. Pedro Altatenco-Luna has had his initial appearance in federal court for the District of Delaware and was ordered held in custody. Altatenco-Luna has been charged by the United States Attorney for the District of Delaware with violations of Title 18 USC 1028, producing identification documents and Title 18 USC 1546, fraud and misuse of immigration documents. Altatenco-Luna faces a maximum of 10 years in federal prison on the two charges. The investigation began when Delaware State Police became suspicious of a package identified through an undisclosed narcotics interdiction initiative. Police said that further investigation led to the discovery of approximately 200 suspected fraudulent I-551 resident alien cards or green cards. Also allegedly included in the package were homeland security document laminates with official seals and similar laminates for Mexico driver's licenses.

Pine Street apartment catches fire

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating an apartment fire that occurred Sunday, Feb. 24, 3:36 a.m., on the 500 block of North Pine Street, Seaford. The Seaford Fire Department, assisted by Blades, Bridgeville, and Laurel fire departments, responded to the scene. The apartment was unoccupied at the time of the incident. Other occupants were alerted and evacuated when the occupant of a second apartment smelled smoke. The building is equipped with working smoke detectors. Damages have been estimated at $75,000.

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Energy Healing from March 19 to May 7. Special interest courses March 3 and 5 - Basic Defensive Driving to learn simple driving strategies to help avoid collisions and earn a 10% reduction on automobile insurance. March 31 - graduates of the basic course can take Advanced Defensive Driving for additional road safety strategies and to earn a 15% reduction on liability insurance. March 8 or 18 - Divorcing parents can satisfy Delaware s legal requirements for parent education by participating in the Divorcing Parent Education Program. March 13 - Learn how to use a firearm properly and proficiently in Firearms: Protection and Training. March 19 to April 9 - Digital Camera Intermediate is ideal for the digital enthusiast who is looking for more instruction. March 18 to April 29 - Improve conversational Spanish skills in Spanish II. March 19 to April 23 - learn the language and culture of Italy in Italian Language and Culture. Kids on Campus Children of all ages can participate in specialized fitness activities through the Kids on Campus Program. Activities starting on March 10 are: Wonder Tots for ages 1 to 3, Tiny Tu Tus for ages 3 to 5, and Tumble Bugs for ages 3 to 5. March 12 to April 23 - home-schooled children will discover why learning is not all in your head through physical exercise in Creative Motivation. From March 15 to April 26 - children ages 6 to 11 can increase flexibility, strength, and coordination in Tumbling. Children ages 6 to 10 explore movement through the magical world of ballet in Little Ballerinas, beginning March 15. Animal lovers will enjoy Horseback Riding for ages 8 to 14 at an indoor riding rink in Seaford from March 29 to April 19. For details on available courses, times, and fees, call Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs office at 302854-6966.

BOOK SIGNING HELD AT DEL TECH. Dr. William Carter and Senator Tom Carper signed copies of Dr. Carter’s book, “Why me, Lord” at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus on Feb. 19. “Why me, Lord” is the first-hand account of a young naval officer’s 1942 voyage across the North Atlantic from Iceland to North Russia through U-boat infested waters. Senator Carper, a retired Navy captain, wrote the foreword of the book. “Why me, Lord” is available for purchase at local bookstores. From left is Senator Tom Carper; Dr. Ileana Smith, Owens Campus director; and Dr. William Carter, a founding member and former chairman of Delaware Tech’s board of trustees.

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Trice not included in election due to error By Lynn R. Parks Former Blades town councilman Donald Trice was not eligible to run this month for a seat on the council. This despite that fact that he filed to do so by the published deadline for candidate registration. According to Vikki Prettyman, Blades town manager, the registration deadline of Feb. 18, published in legal notices in area newspapers, including the Seaford Star, and in the town’s newsletter, was wrong. The town charter requires that the deadline be 20 days before the election, always held on the first Monday in March. Twenty days before March 3 was Feb. 12. “It was just an error,” said Prettyman, who started as town manager Jan. 30. “It happened before I got here and I don’t know how it happened, but we have to follow the charter.” Three candidates, incumbents B.J. Hardin and Michael Smith and newcomer Charles Greene, filed for council seats before Feb. 12. Because the town had three candidates for three seats, Monday’s election was cancelled. “This was in no way a personal thing,” Prettyman said. “We had to follow the law.” But Blades resident Robert Haught said that he feels disenfranchised.

“They are saying to us, ‘Hey, you don’t get an election,’” he said. “They should have gone to Chancery Court and gotten an extension past the 20-day period.” Prettyman said that asking the courts for permission to change the town’s election day was not considered. In the town’s discussions with its attorney, “that was not mentioned at all,” she added. Haught said that he has contacted the Delaware Attorney General’s office regarding the election, and is awaiting an answer regarding what options he has, if any. He is also writing a letter to the Blades Town Council, asking for an explanation of the error. Trice, who resigned from the town council in September 2006 after he was removed as police commissioner and named water commissioner, said Monday that he was disappointed that he was not allowed to run in this year’s race. “I’ve lived in Blades all my life and I want to be involved in its decision-making,” he said. Trice added that he does not plan to take any action regarding this year’s election. “I understand that they’ve got to go by what the charter says,” he said. But he does plan to file as a candidate in next year’s election. “I know that I will file 20 days ahead, no matter what the paper says,” he said.

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Education Rotarian teaches students about perseverance Any Rotarian will recognize “service above self” as the motto of the service organization. Stephen Kasperski, Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary Club, provides an exemplary model of that motto. Two and a half years ago, Stephen suffered double blood clots in his upper left leg. To save his life, the doctors advised him that an amputation was necessary. Encountering many setbacks, such as recurring infection, falls, securing a workable prosthesis and accessibility challenges, he has found a way to go over, under and around these obstacles. This past week, Stephen took his story “on the road “to encourage others. Speaking with the students at Destiny Christian School located on the Seaford/Reliance border, he shared his modified philosophy of life. He stated that his personal perspective is one of “doing things differently than others, not of being disabled or handicapped.” As a young boy with bone cancer in his left leg, he faced the strong possibility of amputation. Thankfully, one doctor gave treatment rather than surgery one more try. The treatment used at the time was heavy doses of radiation, which unfortunately, compromised circulation. But he is grateful to have had use of the leg for almost 50 years. Throughout his life, he needed to protect his frail leg. But that did not stop him from being in the marching band, fencing and working over

40 years in retail and real estate. Mr. Kasperski encouraged 18 middle and high school students, each of whom has some type of disability, that a positive attitude and reliance on God are the keys to being successful and happy. He provided a relevant example from baseball saying that whether players are left handed or right handed when they come up to bat they have the same objective, to hit the ball. They just approach it from a different stance or perspective. He concluded with this statement, “Don’t let your limitations limit you.” Stephen has been an active Rotarian for years. He serves as chair for the International Group Study Exchange. Rotary clubs around the world send five member teams to other countries to learn about the people, culture, corresponding occupations and Rotary service projects. The Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary Club will host a team from Belgium in April. The visiting team spends about five weeks in the D.C., Maryland and Delaware areas. Each participating club hosts the visitors for three to four days. Recent visitors were from Argentina and Ireland. Stephen arranges for the host families, schedules different points of interest and career experiences for the team members for the Georgetown-Millsboro area. Other Rotarians faithfully support this

Students from the Destiny Christian School in Reliance enjoyed learning about Mr. Stephen Kasperski’s experiences and positive approach to life’s challenges.

exchange program. Teams from this area also visit other countries. Another club member, Judy Dean, led a group to Ireland last year. Destiny Christian School offers a private, supportive and affordable Biblebased setting for middle and high school students with learning and/or psychological issues. Annual tuition is $2,500 per student. In

Sussex Tech math team is recognized in competition Sussex Technical High School announces that a team of pre-calculus students earned the distinction of honorable mention for their entry in the seventh annual High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling sponsored by The Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications. Juniors Dan Helfer of Selbyville, Tyler Justice of Seaford and Veronica Mest of Harbeson worked for nearly 36 hours to develop the solution to their problem. A total of 270 teams from 48 schools worldwide competed. All teams worked online at their own schools during a designated 36-hour period between November 2 and 9. Each high school team chose from two modeling problems and then constructed their solutions. “I like math. It gets my mind going,” said Dan. “But by the end of the 36 hours, I was struggling just to be able to type.” The team’s three-step problem first dealt with identifying “hot spots” on a floor plan and calculating the best locations to place smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and exit routes. Their studies in triangles and angles

helped greatly with this portion of the problem. “I just started drawing triangles on the floor plan, and all of a sudden I saw a pattern developing,” explained Tyler. The next step was to write a nine-page paper explaining their strategies and problem-solving techniques. It also had to point out the flaws in their answer. The final step involved designing and producing an advertising flyer promoting fire safety. Dan, Tyler and Veronica were the only downstate team to compete in the contest. The other 17 Delaware teams were all from Wilmington Charter School. Sussex Tech math teacher Renee Parsley, sponsor of the team, said, “This is a very demanding competition which includes students from around the world at academically prestigious schools who are currently studying AP calculus and statistics. Dan, Tyler and Veronica should be extremely proud of the fact that, as precalculus students, they were able to submit a competitive paper.” Dan, Tyler and Veronica plan to enter

Sussex Tech juniors Dan Helfer, Selbyville; Tyler Justice, Seaford; and Veronica Mest, Harbeson, worked at the computer for 36 hours to solve a math modeling problem as part of an international mathematics contest.

the contest again next year. After seeing the dedication and success of this year’s team, Mrs. Parsley would like to enter at least three more Sussex Tech teams in next year’s math modeling contest. “We really liked the challenge,” Veronica said about her team, “especially near the end (of time) when the stress forced you to think better.”

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Personal Medical Recordkeeping information nights Are you having trouble keeping all your medical information straight? Are you responsible for the medical records for your family and loved ones and worry about whether you will be able to find the right information when there is an emergency? Delaware author, Lillian Shah, co-author of “Keeping Healthy by Keeping Track: The Complete Guide to Maintaining Your Own Medical Records,” will be speaking in Sussex County in March, providing audiences with ideas and hints on keeping accurate Personal Health Records. Ms. Shah spent many years caring for her mother and elder sister and developed a system for keeping track of medical, insurance, legal and financial matters. Along with Laura Messinger, she then wrote “Keeping Healthy by Keeping Track” to present and explain her thorough and uncomplicated way to centralize your health information. She will be sharing her system, experience and ideas at several libraries in Sussex County as follows: • Laurel Public Library, March 11, 6 p.m., 875-3184; • Greenwood Public Library, March 13, 2 p.m., 349-5309; • Greenwood Public Library, March 13, 6:30 p.m., 349-5309. The programs are free and open to all. For further information, contact Linda Leonard, Consumer Health Librarian, at 2272854, or the individual libraries at the numbers listed above.

Kids receive dental services

On Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., an estimated 100 children from local low-income families will receive free dental services ranging from screenings to restoration as part of the national Give Kids A Smile Program. The all day event will be held at the offices of Drs. Lynch & Rodriguez, Shipley Street, Seaford. Pre-registration and signed parental permission is required. Local children are selected through agencies only, including the Head Start Program. Last year, more than 29,000 dentists and other volunteers nationwide (including 159 in Delaware) participated in Give Kids A Smile, a program by the American Dental Association (ADA) to provide care and raise awareness of the importance of access to dental care for poor children. According to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of children ages 2 to 9 in the United States suffer from untreated tooth decay. While poor diet and oral hygiene certainly play a role, cavities are actually caused by a disease called caries, which is five times more common than asthma.

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Gratitude of well-fed birds could be better expressed The birds who visit our yard seem very happy to find here two YNN ARKS feeders, one with sunflower seeds and the other with smaller seeds, These birds have found including thistle, at which they can eat. Finches and cardinals, titmice another way to tell me that and juncos, even the occasional woodpecker, gather around the they appreciate my efforts. feeders, anxiously waiting their And they are doing it all turn then grabbing as many seeds as they can before being chased off over my car. by the next hungry bird. I watch them from my kitchen and magazines to read. “Oh, the car can window. So if they want to thank me, if they want to express gratitude for the con- wait ’til tomorrow,” I told my persistent stant source of food that I provide, all they conscience. have to do is turn my way and wave a Of course, tomorrow brought as many feather or two. distractions as yesterday had, so that even But no — these birds have found anon Sunday evening, when my husband and other way to tell me that they appreciate I drove into Bridgeville for our weekly my efforts. And they are doing it all over visit with my parents, the car was still my car. dirty. “Do you need a hose?” my father Yes, my car, black, by the way, and asked, standing on the porch to wave usually parked in between the two feeders. goodbye at the end of the evening. No, I The birds’ expressions of gratitude are will wash it off tomorrow, I said. splayed all over its top, hood and sides. Several tomorrows have come and I first noticed all their little thank-you gone, and still the car needs washing. If notes last week, when I walked out of a anything, its condition is worse — the store at which I had been shopping and spied my car across the way, at the far end birds ate, and thanked, with vigor yesterday. of the parking lot. A man, parked nearby, The thing is, I don’t think about the car was unnecessarily polishing his spotless unless I am getting in it. And when I am Cadillac, perhaps out of fear that contamigetting in it, I am always in too much of a nation from my car would spread. hurry to pull out the hose and give it the And there was my car, its unhealthyscrubbing it needs. I am like Mrs. Goose, looking rash even more noticeable next to the sleek Cadillac. Faced with the contrast the character in the children’s story who can’t fix her leaking roof in the rain bebetween the two cars, I stood in the parkcause she will get wet, but when the sun is ing lot and laughed. The man polished shining has better things to do. even more furiously. I laughed all the way home, imagining Mrs. Goose — now she is one of our my port-a-potty for birds rolling down the fine feathered friends. I wonder, when that highway. Between guffaws, I reminded neighborhood handyman, Mr. Goat, permyself, with appropriate sternness, of the haps, or the reasonable Mr. Horse, finally necessity of washing the car off once it comes to her house and patches her roof, was back in the driveway. But I guess I how she, after the job is done, expresses wasn’t stern enough. At home, there were her gratitude for his labor. groceries to put away, phone calls to make I hope he doesn’t drive a black truck.

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County schedules hearings for Comprehensive Plan Update Sussex County will hold two public hearings in April to take comment on the 2007 Comprehensive Plan Update, a statemandated document that will guide development and land use within Sussex County into the next decade. The draft document has moved through the Delaware Preliminary Land Use Service review process for comments from State agencies, and is now being finalized with various State-recommended revisions. County leaders issued their formal response to State comments on Friday, Feb. 29, at a meeting of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Planning Coordination in the Tatnall Building in Dover. Delaware law mandates that all counties and municipalities have a comprehensive plan in place to guide their future. Counties and municipalities must review their plans every five years, and submit the plans to the State for approval. Such plans define, among other things, growth zones, land-use policies and how development should progress, potential transportation improvements, historic preservation and economic development efforts. The County’s current plan was adopted in late 2002. The State of Delaware last year granted Sussex County an extension to complete the 2007 Comprehensive Plan Update. The deadline for adoption is April 30, 2008. The public hearings scheduled for the Comprehensive Plan Update include: • Thursday, April 3, at 6 p.m., before the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission, at the CHEER Center on Sand Hill Road and U.S. 9 in Georgetown; • Tuesday, April 22, at 6 p.m., before the Sussex County Council, at the CHEER Center on Sand Hill Road and U.S. 9 in

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Georgetown. Additionally, the Sussex County Council and the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a joint workshop to discuss the draft plan, and its proposed revisions, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 18. The meeting will be held at the Sus-

sex County Administrative Offices West Complex, DuPont Boulevard and Old Laurel Road, in Georgetown. The meeting is not a public hearing, but will be open to the public. In addition to the public hearings, citizens can continue to submit their comments, suggestions

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hensive Plan Comments ATTN: Mr. Hal Godwin, Assistant to the Administrator PO Box 589 Georgetown, DE 19947 County officials will incorporate all comments into the public hearing process of the plan’s update.


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Community Bulletin Board AARP Seaford holds annual picnic

Seaford Heritage Days

Re-live the rich history of Seaford and western Sussex County from the days of the area’s first natives, to the arrival of John Smith and the English explorers, divided loyalties during the Civil War, to present day during “Seaford Heritage Days,” Memorial Day weekend, May 23, 24 and 25. Crafters, food vendors, artisans and living historians are invited to meet the public and sell their wares during this threeday event at the Governor Ross Plantation in Seaford. For information, contact Paula Gunson at the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce 629-9690 or 800-416-GSCC.

Coast Guard Auxiliary

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.

H.A.P.P.E.N. members meet

The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association or its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will meet on Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. Among the topics discussed will be new urbanism, annexation, traffic concerns, progress on the Hearns Mill historical marker, and the ongoing study of Hearns Pond Dam. The group will meet at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

Acorn Club Prayer Breakfast

The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford is having a prayer breakfast on March 14, at 9 a.m., at the Methodist Manor House. The hostess is Shirley Skinner and her committee.

Annual Easter egg hunt

The Annual Easter egg hunt at the Ross Mansion, will be held on Saturday, March 15, at 10 a.m. Rain date is Sunday, March 16, at 2 p.m. Bring decorated Easter bonnets for a contest in each age group. Free!!

Seaford Library Board vacancies

The Seaford District Library Board of Commissioners currently has two vacancies to fill. The Board oversees the library as representatives of the community, determines and sets policies to govern operations and programs, develops and oversees the budget, and actively supports library legislation. Applicants must be Seaford residents and are expected to be patrons in good standing. As the library enters the construction phase of its new facility, persons with a background or skills in construction, finance, law or public relations are especially welcomed. The appointment will be made by the Resident Judge of Superior Court of Sussex County. Interested parties should contact the library in person for an application. Deadline for applications is March 21, 2008.

AARP Seaford Chapter 1084 of Western Sussex will hold their annual picnic on Thursday, March 27, from noon to 3 p.m., at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club building in Blades. Cost to each member and each friend of Chapter 1084 is a covered dish plus $3. Fried chicken, rolls, beverage, tableware, fun and games will be provided. Members and friends are requested to make reservations before March 23 by contacting Jane Dusenbery a 629-4138, or Barbara Johnson at 629-9323.

S.A.L.T. Council meeting

S.A.L.T. Council is an Advisory Committee for the following Triad: Seaford Triad meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Nanticoke Senior Center in Seaford. These meetings are held to discuss the safety and well being of seniors and are open to the public. For additional information, contact president Al Hahn at 302-436-2157.

AARP membership meeting

AARP Seaford Chapter #1084 of western Sussex County will meet Thursday, March 13, at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, in Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Lee Mussoff will be the guest speaker by way of a special grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum. Guests, 50 years or older, are welcome and invited to join in refreshments and conversation after the meeting. For information regarding membership to this state chapter, please call Helen 8755086.

Widowed Persons Service meets

The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, March 18, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Mark Rappoport, CE/president, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

ners to intermediate participants are welcome to try a free class to see if it meets your needs. For more information or to register call AFAA certified fitness professional Carol Lynch at 629-7539.

Breakfast cafe

VFW 4961 breakfast cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.

Cancer support group

The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the second Monday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at

The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.

Ladies golf association

Ladies who are still interested in joining for the 2008 Heritage Shores season are warmly invited to call for information as the season will kick off on March 26. A calendar full of fun games with friendly competition awaits lady golfers at all levels of play. We look forward to seeing many new faces this season. Interested ladies should call Cinda Allison 337-7655.

Nanticoke Derby

Nanticoke Health Services will be hosting the 22nd annual dinner and auction on April 19, at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse. This year’s theme is “The Nanticoke Derby.” Proceeds from the event will benefit the Charity Endowment Prescrip-

Basket Bingo EXTRAVAGANZA

Delmar VFW Post #8276 200 W. State St., Delmar, MD (on the left before the Old Mill Restaurant)

to benefit Delmar High Field Hockey

Saturday, March 8 Doors open at 11 am & Session One begins at 1 pm (Pizza will be available to purchase for lunch)

Session two begins after dinner (intermission)

Over $15,000 Worth of Longaberger Prizes! Baskets are filled with Longaberger & Vera Bradley Purses & Items

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Pulled Tab Games - Chance to win Longaberger Coffee Tables, Tall Baker’s Unit and Baskets will be played! COME EARLY! Tickets are $55 each which includes: One book of 20 reg. games for session one - One book of 20 reg. games for session two. One free catered dinner at Intermission. Beef and dumplings and Baked Chicken Special book of 5 games: $5 per book (per session) 2 Jackpot Games - $1 per sheet. Extra books (reg. games) will be available to purchase

AARP driver safety course

Large Rectangle Storage Basket Set, Large Crock Basket, Oval Bowl Basket Set, Library Basket Set, Large Desktop Basket Set, JW Longaberger Heritage Series Set, Large Serving Basket Set, , Newspaper Basket Set, Large Easter Basket Set, Large Serving Basket Set, and Many, Many More.

Senior citizens, retirees, those living on Social Security, self employed or earners of low income who do not file a Federal Income Tax return must do so for 2007. Filing a 2007 Tax Return will put these individuals on the IRS mailing list for a rebate check. Free tax return preparation and e-filing is available at the Nanticoke Senior Center. Phone 629-4939 for an appointment. An AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over will be given 1 to 5 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, March 10 and 11 at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 629-8081, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m-5 p.m. only. The cost is $10 per person.

Fitness classes

Fitness classes will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at St. John’s UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford. Begin-

Raffle Items and Silent Auction Items To Purchase Tickets Contact Ronnie: 410-725-7450 Nancy: 443-235-4463 or 410-896-3722 Sorry, but we are unable to accept reservations without a prepaid ticket. All tickets will be available for presale; any remaining tickets, if any, will be available at the door on the day of the event for $60. Everyone in the building must have an admission ticket, including all children. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are only sold for both sessions; you cannot buy a ticket for only one session. Age 18 or older to play bingo (MD Law)

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Dinner 1st & 3rd Friday Each Month Turkey Shoot Every Sunday at Noon


MORNING STAR • MARCH 6 - 12, 2008 tion Fund and a certified Stroke Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Delaware National Bank will be atop the starting gate as the presenting sponsor. The cost to attend is $75 per person. Sponsorship packages are available. For further information and questions contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2404.

Babies and toddlers ‘stay & play’

The ‘Parents As Teachers’ (PAT) stay & play - parents and children (birth to age four) are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. No registration required. Sessions are Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Parent educator, Cris Henderson. Call Anna Scovell at 8565239 for more information.

Seaford Lions Club variety show

The Seaford Lions Club 69th annual variety show, “Signs of the Times”, will be held on March 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaford High School auditorium. Tickets are $7 in advance and $9 at the door. Tickets are available at Penco, Home Team Realty, and Wilmington Trust (Stein Highway, Seaford). For more information, call 629-4179.

Marine Corps League meeting

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

A luncheon will be on Saturday, March 8, at St. George’s United Methodist Church located between Laurel and Delmar, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oyster fritters, homemade chicken salad and hot dogs with homemade soups (cream of crab, vegetable and peas and dumplings). Also baked goods and crafts for sale. For more information, call 846-2301.

Reflective sign program

Reflective 911 address signs are available. The Laurel Fire Department wants to be able to find you in an emergency. Many times fire and EMS responses are delayed because they cannot locate the address. These 911 reflective signs measure 6” x 18” and are completely reflective. Signs are available with numbers horizontal, or vertical. Each sign costs $15 and can be installed for an additional $5. Order your reflective address marker today. It may help save your life or someone you love. Call 875-3081 for further information.

LHS Class of 1987

The LHS Class of ‘87 is hoping to hold its 20th year reunion this coming June 2008. The planning committee is trying to locate class members. If you have contact information for class members and/or would like to help plan the reunion, contact Michele Procino-Wells at mpw@seafordlaw.com or 628-4140.

Preschoolers story time

Parents, caregivers and children ages two to five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Library’s pre-

cost is $15. Space is limited. For more information, call Cheryl Gerring at 302-3379733.

school story time. Story time is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.

Lions Club variety show

Laurel Alumni Scholarship forms

The Laurel Alumni Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce that the scholarship forms for 2008 are now available. An applicant for the Laurel Alumni Scholarship, must be a graduating son or daughter of a member of the Laurel Alumni Association for at least three years prior to June 2008. The Laurel Alumni Scholarship Foundation also administers the Helen Kirk Deputy Ellis Scholarship and The Class of 1956 Scholarship. Graduating seniors of Laurel High School are eligible for these scholarships. The application forms are available from the Laurel guidance office or by calling 875-2503. All completed applications are due back to the Foundation by April 1.

AARP Driving Course

Laurel Senior Center, AARP Driving Course will be March 17 and 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10. To register for the course call 875-2536.

Pomona Grange meeting

A meeting of the Sussex County Pomona Grange will be held on Wednesday, March 19. A covered dish dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., at the Broadcreek Grange, 11198 County Seat Highway, Laurel. A business meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m.

Mentor training in Laurel

Spring luncheon

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The Laurel Kids Connection (LKC) sponsored their first Family Fun Night with an incredible 64 students, mentors, and family members present. The event was held at the Laurel Public Library, a partner of the program. The LKC Program will continually seek dedicated mentors who can offer one hour per week to a child. The next (new mentor) training will be held on March 19. For more information, or to register, contact Ashley Adlam at 856-7331 ext. 17. You may also register through our training partner, www.creativementoring.org.

American Legion Easter egg hunt

Laurel American Legion annual Easter egg hunt will be held at Laurel Middle School, March 23 at 1:30. Kids 12 years and under invited to attend. Lots of candy and prizes!

Lions Club variety show & dinner

The Laurel Lions Club will hold its annual variety show and dinner theater on Thursday, March 27. The meal will be catered by Jimmy's Grille, and doors will open at 6 p.m. The price for the dinner and show combo is $17. Reservations must be made by calling Brad Spicer at 875-7419.

Beef & dumpling dinner

Mt. Zion Methodist Church, located on Rt. 13A between Laurel and Seaford, will be having a Beef & dumpling dinner on Saturday, March 8, at 5 p.m. Carryouts will be available and all are welcome.

Laurel Alumni Association meeting The Laurel Alumni Association will hold the annual general membership meeting on Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at Laurel High School in the commons area. All members are invited to attend the annual meeting. Refreshments will follow the meeting.

Buffet style dinner

The freshman class of Woodbridge High School will have a buffet style dinner, March 7 and 8 in the high school cafeteria from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The dinner is open to the public and will include: ham, oven fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, cole slaw, baked pineapple, rolls, and assorted desserts. Cost for the dinner will be $10 for adults, and $5 for children 10 years and younger. Tickets are on sale now and will be available at the door. Contact 349-5195, 349-4678 or 337-9499 with questions.

Friends of the Bridgeville Library

The friends of the Bridgeville Library will meet on Tuesday, March 11, at the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, William St., Bridgeville at 7 p.m. The new Bridgeville Library will no longer be just a dream, but a reality with your support! Everyone is welcome. For more information call Ruth Skala at 337-3678. The friends of the Bridgeville Library will be hosting an Art Auction, “Art For Books & Bricks,” on Fri. April 18, at the Bridgeville Banquet Center, to raise funds for the construction of the new Bridgeville Library. The honoree is Jack Lewis, Bridgeville artist and former teacher. A number of his paintings will be offered for sale during the live auction. Preview & silent auction are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Live auction begins at 7:30 pm. Admission

Bridgeville Lions Club

The Bridgeville Lions Club proudly presents their 55th annual variety show, “Take Me Out To The Ball Game,” on Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, at the Woodbridge High School auditorium, Laws Street, Bridgeville. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 each and are available from any Bridgeville Lions Club member or at the door.

Learn to make jewelry

Learn to make unique jewelry with inexpensive polymer clay! Classes will be held on Saturday, March 22, at Trinity United Methodist Church, on Dublin Hill Road (just northwest of Bridgeville). $15 per person – includes lesson (taught by a professional) and all supplies. Sign up early because space is limited. Call 629-4846 or 430-2040 to register. Sponsored by the Trinity Women’s Club.

Greenwood Library Tax-Aide

AARP Tax-Aide tax preparers will be available at Greenwood Public Library to conduct free tax preparation and e-filing for all taxpayers of all ages. They will be at Greenwood Public Library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays, March 12, 26 and April 9. Anyone interest-

“Take Me Out To The Ball Game”

55th Annual Variety Show Friday & Saturday

MARCH 7 & 8 Show Time 7:30 pm

All Seats $6.00

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


PAGE 22 ed must call to schedule an appointment. This program is open to the public at no charge. Those taking advantage of this free service need to bring all pertinent documentation for their 2007 tax return, a copy of their 2006 tax return and social security cards, for all listed on the return to their scheduled appointment. To make an appointment or for more information, call the Greenwood Public Library at 349-5309. The Greenwood Public Library is located on the corner of Market Street (DE Route 16) and Mill Street, just east of the railroad tracks, Greenwood.

Spaghetti dinner

The Greenwood Mennonite School Music Boosters are offering an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be a variety of delicious pasta sauces, salad, rolls and scrumptious desserts. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children age 4-12 or $30 per family. Children three and under are free, and takeouts are available. The Greenwood Mennonite School is located at 12802 Mennonite School Road in Greenwood. From Rt. 13, go east on Rt. 16, left on Rt. 36 and right on Mennonite School Road. For more information, call 302-349-4131.

CHEER hosting dinner club

Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Center every Wednesday evening for our weekly dinner club 5 to 7 p.m. The CHEER Greenwood Center is located at 12713 Sussex Hwy., Greenwood, and the public is welcomed. Each week there will be a dinner offered for the price of $4 per person for individuals over 60+ years. For more information call the center at 302-349-5237 or visit the www.cheerde.com.

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Georgetown’s AARP Chapter #5340 will meet April 7, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown with luncheon at noon. Guest speaker is Charles Paparella WBOC TV “Travels with Charlie.” Mr. Paparella will bring his famous banjo for a sing along. Cost of the lunch is $15 per person. Call Anita Wright 302-856-6215 for reservations that are needed by March 24. New members are welcome.

Campus, Georgetown, has several activities for adults during the month of March. On March 10, single seniors are invited to attend the “Mixed Singles Club” to share a meal and meet new people. Couples shouldn’t feel left out; “Couples Club” offers you the opportunity to enjoy delicious food and great company on March 13. Learn how to make lovely flower arrangements in “Lunch Bunch - Flowers and Sweets” on March 13. After lunch, instructor Klaus Wuttke of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will share irresistible samples for dessert. Classes for artists and aspiring artists include: Develop drawing techniques in “Basic Drawing Skills” beginning March 12; and improve your digital camera expertise in “Photo Savvy is Fun!” on March 15. Beginning March 17, release tension and stress through meditation, breathing, and stretching exercises in “Yoga.” On March 25, begin to learn the basics of safety, stable management, and equestrian skills in “Horseback Riding” at a Seaford site. For complete information about activities or to become a member of the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Tech, call 302-856-5618.

Republican Women’s Club meets

Veteran benefits

every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. For more information call the library 8567958. The library is sponsoring popcorn and a movie on the first Friday of every month.

Georgetown Lions Club meets

The Georgetown Lions Club meets at the Sussex County Airport Conference Room, Georgetown, on the second Tuesday of the month from September to May. This month will be March 11. Dinner meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Visiting Lions and potential members are welcomed but are asked to call 302-856-2972 Helen Wilson, or the Rev. Charles Covington phone 302855-1160 ahead of time.

AARP Chapter #5340 meeting

The March meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women’s Club will be held at the Sussex Pines Country Club on Wednesday, March 26, at 10:45 a.m. A panel of three legislators, Joe Booth, Gerald Hocker, and Vance Phillips will discuss various problems facing Sussex County in this legislative session. Non-member guests are welcome. Reservations should be made by Thursday, March 20, by calling Kathy Vengazo at 302-539-4757. Bring your items for the Kent County Women’s yard sale. For more information about the SCRWC and other club events see the web site at: www.SCRWC.net.

Laurie White of the Veteran Services will be at the CHEER Community Center on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. until noon to answer questions on Veteran benefits. This service is free to all Veterans of any era and there is no appointment necessary. The CHEER Community Center is located at Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. For further information call the community center at 302-8549500.

Chicken & dumpling dinner

On Saturday, March 8, from 3-5 p.m., a chicken and dumpling dinner-fundraiser will be held at Bethel Church Community House, Oak Grove. Dinner includes beverage, roll & dessert. Carry outs available: $7.50 — your support is always greatly appreciated. For ticket information call Lucy Slacum, 629-7117.

Covered dish dinner

On Saturday, March 15, at 6 p.m., a covered dish dinner will be held at Bethel Church Community House, Oak Grove. Karaoke music will be provided for the evening. Call Jerry Butler for details 6296319.

S.A.L.T. Council meets

The S.A.L.T. (seniors and lawmen together) Council is inviting speakers to the monthly meetings in an attempt to raise awareness of available services in the community. These meetings are open to the public and are held the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Sussex County Administrative Office just south of Wilmington Trust Bank on Rt. 113 in Georgetown. Any other agencies interested in presenting information on their services that benefit seniors in Sussex County are asked to contact President Al Hahn at 4362157 or Vice President Linda Rogers at 856-5815.

Tax preparation

Georgetown Library events

Hometown pictures has returned to the Georgetown Public Library. The exhibit will be open to the public during the normal hours of the library in the conference room. For more information call the library at 856-7958. The Georgetown Public Library will hold story time at 10:30 a.m.

The CHEER Community Center located at Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, Georgetown is scheduling appointments to have your taxes done. Appointments can be made from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Bring the following information with you when coming to your appointment: last year’s return, W-2, social security cards or individual tax identification and a valid photo ID. For further information call the center at 8549500.

Del Tech adult+ activities

The Adult Plus+ Program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens

MOAA meets

The Southern Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) announces its March 18 meeting. The speaker will be James W. Barrett, a realtor who will speak on “What’s really going on in the real estate business today.” The luncheon will be held at LaRosa Negra at 1201 Savannah Road in Lewes, at 11:45 a.m. the cost of the buffet is $12 including tip. Reservations are not required. For more information, call Arthur R. Vande Poele, at 539-7406.

Strawberry festival

This year’s annual Strawberry Festival, May 24, promises to be the biggest and best ever for Mary Mother of Peace Church, located on Rt. 24 & Mt. Joy Road in Millsboro. The hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Bazaar is well attended and previous crafters, pleased with their results, keep coming back each year. The fee is very reasonable - $15 for a space, $5 for a table. The Columbiettes try to make it as easy as possible for the crafter by trying to make sure they can park next to their space, as well making sure they have relief for breaks, and providing refreshments. There will be many new crafts of all types, at the Strawberry Festival, as well as food, plants, strawberry shortcake, baked goodies, and prizes. This is a fun day for the community and the church. The event is sponsored by the Bishop Burke Council of the Columbiettes, and the proceeds go toward many charities the Columbiettes support. There are still openings for any crafter interested in participating. Contact Doris Tippett, 945-8137, dmtippett@mchsi.com for more information

‘Bluegrass Gospel Concert’

Midland Grange #27 meeting

Midland Grange #27 will meet March 8, at 106 North Race St., Georgetown with luncheon at noon. Representatives from (RSVP) Mary Jane and Don Taylor will be speaking on family and pet emergency preparedness. RSVP by calling 856-2173.

at 3905 Ocean Gateway, Rt. 50, nine miles east of Cambridge, Linkwood, Md. For information call: 410-221-0169.

Brontia Allen benefit

Brontia Allen was a courageous 14year-old girl that fought a two-year battle with heart and lung disease. On Jan. 28, 2008 Brontia lost her battle. A basket bingo on March 13, will assist Brontia’s mother and brothers with the funeral and medical expenses. The bingo will start at 7 p.m. at the Millsboro Civic Center, located in Millsboro. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the large hamper, 10” American work basket or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For tickets call 302-858-1489.

Galestown UMC Annual Yard Sale

Galestown United Methodist Church, will host their annual Yard Sale at Galestown Community Center, on March 29, at 7 a.m. Table rentals, are $5 each. Contact either Randy or Gordon to reserve a table. Serving a variety of food including oyster sandwiches and a bake table.

Fried chicken and oyster fritters

A fried chicken and oyster fritter dinner will be held on Sunday, March 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Linkwood-Salem Vol. Fire Co., Inc. Baked goods will also be available for sale. Cost is: adults, $14; seniors 62 & over, $12; children ages 6-12, $4; children under 6, are free. All carryouts are $14. The fire company is located

“Bluegrass Gospel Concert” featuring Sunyside and Raymond Sheridan’s Gospel Side at Sam Yoder’s Community Building, Houston, on Saturday, March 15, at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Doors open at 4 p.m. Food and beverages available by Marilyn’s Catering. Call 875-2595 for more information.

Fundraiser for Special Olympics

The Delmar Lions Club is selling a Longaberger basket with the Delmar’s school colors of blue and orange around the rim for $49. There is also a wildcat lid for $30 that can be purchased. All proceeds go to sponsored projects like the visually and hearing impaired and special olympics. To purchase, or for information, call Mildred Riley 846-3846.

Delaware horse expo

Saturday, March 15, Delaware Horse Expo at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information, education, entertainment, shopping. Admission $5, children 12 and under admitted free. For info, call 398-4630, ext. 110, or visit www.DelawareHorseExpo.com.

Dinner dance auction

A fundraiser for scholarship fund and support of Delaware’s Equine (horse) Industry will be held March 28 at 6 p.m., Harrington Exhibitors’ Hall. Music will be by The Jones Boys, and catering by Marilyn’s. This is sponsored by the Delaware Equine Council. Cost is $30 per person; tickets available now through March 15, call 629-5233, or Chick’s in Harrington.


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Junior Miss scholarship

The Delaware’s Junior Miss Scholarship organization is currently seeking contestants for its upcoming state program. Girls must be high school juniors graduating in 2009. Delaware’s Junior Miss is a non-profit organization which offers scholarship monies for high school girls. The winner will represent Delaware at the America’s Junior Miss National Finals in June at Mobile, Ala. There is no entry fee and the application deadline is April 4. Contact the state chairman at 302-373-1575 or 302-8417080 or go to www.ajm.org for an application.

Genealogical Society meets

The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet at the Rehoboth Public Library meeting room, March 15, at 10:30 a.m. The program will feature a presentation by Ed Wright, co-owner, editor and publisher, Colonial Roots, a genealogical and local history bookstore in Lewes. For more information, call Ralph Nelson at 875-5418.

Model train & toy show

The annual spring Hartly, Del. Fire Co. Model Train & Toy Show & Sale to be held at the Hartly Fire Hall, Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. More than 140 tables of toys and trains. Operating train layout! Tickets $3, Spouse $2, kids under 12 are Free with an adult. Easy parking, breakfast and lunch served by Fire Company Auxiliary. Door prizes every hour. Hartly is 10 miles west of Dover, from the north, Del. Route 1 to North Smyrna, then Route 300 (Wheatley’s Pond Road) West to Rt. 11 (Arthursville Road).Call Allen at 302-492-3755, evenings/weekends for information.

Nashville and Memphis trip will take place on Sunday, Sept. 14 to Saturday Sept. 20. Cost is $850 double occupancy. Some of the sights you will see are Graceland, Grand Olé Opry, and Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. For further information, call 629-4939. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, snacks from center, dinner theatre. For questions and sign-ups call 629-4939.

AARP #915 Bus trips

AARP #915 are planning bus trips for 2008. New York Day Trip - May 24, cost $42 per person. Call 410754-8588 Azalea Festival, Norfolk, Va., April 17-20, cost is $489. Call 410-822-2314. Hamptons, N.Y., May 16-18, cost is $480 double and $675 for singles. Call 410-673-7856.

AARP Chapter #915 trip

Colorado, June 20-30, cost is $879 per person. Call 410-8222314. Branson, Mo - Sept. 12-20, cost is $875 per person. Call 410822-2314. New England, Islands, Back Roads, Mountains, Oct. 13-19, cost is $1085 double, and $1335 single. Call 410-673-7856. Myrtle Beach - Nov. 10-13, cost $430 per person. Call 410754-8588.

Seaford Recreation trips

On Saturday, May 17 a trip to the Inner Harbor is planned. Bus leaves at 8 a.m. and leaves Baltimore at 4 p.m. Cost is $20. On Friday, Aug. 22 —Yankees vs. Orioles - Trip to Camden Yards is planned. Bus will leave at 4 p.m. Game time is 7 p.m. Cost is $52.

AARP Chapter #1084 trips

Laurel Senior Center trip

Laurel Senior Center is planning a trip to Branson, Mo., on May 17-25. Cost is $735 per person (double occupancy). It includes nine days, eight nights, 14 meals, and seven fabulous Branson shows. For more information call 8752536.

Senior Center trips

Nanticoke Senior Center’s Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Trip, “All Shook Up,” on Thursday, March 20, at 8 a.m., Lancaster, Pa. Cost is $70 members, $75 non-members. “All Shook Up” is a hot-rod musical that takes place during 1955. The musical has 24 Elvis Presley tunes that will kick start memories and have you jumping out of your seat. Nanticoke Senior Center’s

June 24 – Naval Academy & Harbor Cruise. Lunch included at “Phillips.” Cost is $64. July 23 – Rainbow Dinner Theatre, “Hold That Thought.” Cost is $67. Sept. 04 – “Spirit of Philly” Lunch Cruise, and ride “The Ducks” City Tour. Cost is $90. Nov 19 – Rainbow Dinner Theatre, “Deck the Halls & Clean the Kitchen.” Cost is $65. Dec. 5 – American Music Theatre, Christmas Show & Shopping. Cost $65. Longer Trips May 21-23 “Ride the Rails, W.Va.” Three different train rides, $420 Double Occupancy. Oct. 13-16 – New Hampshire’s White Mts. Train ride, lake cruise, and much more. $650 double occupancy. Seats are still available on all trips. For reservations and information call Rose Wheaton at 6297180.

Longaberger bus trip

The Midnight Madness travel team will be heading to Ohio to

PAGE 23 visit the basket capital of the world - Longaberger on April 1012. Package includes tour of Longaberger’s home office, homestead, factory store and Dresden, Ohio. Longaberger will be hosting their annual “Spring Fling” during the trip, which includes numerous vendors and dash for baskets. Each traveling guest will receive a Longaberger basket filled with goodies, door prizes and lodging. Pre-registration required. For additional information call 2458842 or email RGMorris93@comcast.net.

Sight and sound trip

A bus trip to see “Daniel and the Lions’ Den” at the Millennium Theatre will be on Thursday, April 24. Cost is $92 per person for show and buffet at Hershey Farms Restaurant. Departure will be from St. George’s United Methodist Church parking lot at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call 846-2301 or 875-7645.

Adult Plus+ offers trips

Enjoy a fun evening with Celtic stories at the “Irish Celebration Dinner” on Tuesday, March 11, at the Dublin Steakhouse in Selbyville. On Wednesday, March 12, experience the wonders of the eight Smithsonian museums located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Don’t miss “Stars on Ice,” choreographed by skating icon Scott Hamilton, on Thursday, March 13. Enjoy an exciting musical celebration of some of the biggest names on the Las Vegas Strip in “Pop goes Vegas!” with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 15 in Baltimore. On Saturday, March 15, begin to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early by experiencing Irish music in “The Chieftains-Sounds of Ireland” at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Continue the celebration on Monday, March 17, with a “St. Paddy’s Progressive Luncheon” at three different restaurants in the beach area. Take a bus trip to New York to see a show, shop, or go sight-seeing in New York on Wednesday, March 19. Enjoy time on your own to explore the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 29. For complete information about these and other Adult Plus+ trips, call Delaware Tech at 8565618.

Submit Bulletin Board items by noon, Thursday. Send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, email to editor@mspublications. com or drop off at 628 West Stein Hwy., Seaford.

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

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Church Bulletins Homemade Easter eggs

Homemade Easter eggs by Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley Street, Seaford. First ever, still the best on the shore. Peanut butter, butter cream and coconut cream. Please order by March 16. Pick up March 19. Cost is $3.00 each. To order please call 629-9751 or 6299755.

All Saints’ Lenten programs

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Lenten programs will be held on Wednesdays of Lent. Litany will be at 6:15 p.m., followed by nourishing soup dinner and a short, informal program. Bring a friend and enjoy the fellowship. Program ends at 7:30 p.m. March 12 - “New World Christianity” AD 1492 to AD 1770.

Delaware Pro-Life convention

The Delaware Pro-Life Coalition will hold its 21st annual convention on Saturday, March 8, 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 302479-5613 or visit www.delawareprolife.org.

Seaford Ministerium services

Lenten services sponsored by the Greater Seaford Ministerium began on Ash Wednesday, at Seaford Presbyterian Church. Services begin at noon at rotating

designated churches and will be followed by a light lunch. March 12 - Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church.

‘100 Youth in Jeans Jammin’

March 8 at 4:30 p.m. there will be a spring fashion show and dinner held at Nanticoke River Yacht Club. Tickets are $25. Sponsored by Macedonia AME Church. For more information please call 629-3116.

Community bible study

Central Worship Center in Laurel will be the meeting place for Bible and brunch, a Saturday morning Bible study to begin March 8 at 9 a.m. This 12-week, video-based study will meet each Saturday morning. If you are feeling disconnected and looking for a place to plug in, this may be just what you have been looking for – regardless of your church affiliation or whether you even go to church, you are invited to come out and join in. Costs for materials are $20. If you are interested, call Ivy at 8754488, or email at bibleandbrunch@ hughes.net.

Gethsamane concert

Willie Blake Davis, a local gospel rock singer is scheduled to be in concert on Saturday, March 29, at 7 p.m. The award winning vocalist is presented by Ed Shockley and Gethsemane United Methodist Church to promote his original compositions from his new fall album including: “My Way Home” & “He Stands.” Passionate, soulful, and full

sounding would describe the vocal talent of Willie Blake Davis. Come to Gethsemane United Methodist Church, located five miles west of Seaford, Stein Highway & Woodland Ferry Road and share what proves to be a passionate vocal journey with Willie Blake Davis in concert.

Bethel Worship Center concert

Bethel Worship Center on Rt. 13, in Seaford, is hosting a Southern Gospel Concert on Saturday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. The featured groups are the O'Day Family, "Revived," Bill Primrose, “Reused.” The event is open to the public and all are invited to attend. For more information, contact Norman Oates at 8419869.

Guest preacher

Pre-Appreciation Service with guest preacher, the Rev. Peggy Briggs, pastor of John Wesley United Methodist Church, Seaford, will be at the Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown, March 9, at 5 p.m. Pastor is Bishop Marvin Morris. Call 856-9097 or 856-3404, for more information.

Living Easter

Conley’s United Methodist Church in Angola will present its inaugural Living Easter. Four Bible stories will be portrayed including events surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus. The Pageant takes place on March 14, 15, and 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission and parking is free. Conley’s Church will also have a choir concert on Thursday night, March 20 at 5 and 7 p.m. Their Good Fri-

day worship service on March 21 will be from noon to 3 p.m. On March 23, the Easter Sunrise service will take place at the empty tomb of the Living Easter. Regular Easter Sunday services will be at the church at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The Living Easter is located at 33104 Jolyns Way off Camp Arrowhead Road, a half-mile from Peddler’s Village shopping center on Rt. 24. Follow the signs from Route 24. Conley’s Church is located at 22150 Robinsonville Road, one-half mile from the Angola traffic light on Rt. 24. The Angola traffic light is five miles west of Rt. 1 and three and a half miles east of Long Neck Road. The church’s phone number is 945-1881.

Youth conference

Metro-Maryland Youth For Christ invites high school students and their youth leaders to head down to the ocean with 4,000 other teens for Youth For Christ’s Impact 2008: Roadtrip Youth Conference, March 28-30, at the Ocean City Convention Center in Ocean City, Md. Impact 2008 is $80 per person and does not include hotel accommodations. For more information, call 877-896-3802, or visit www.mmyfc.org.

Revival services

Revival Services are scheduled for March 16-19 at Laurel Baptist Church, beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located on the west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314. More church items on page 27

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 Julie A. Lewis

“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 E-mail: st_johns@verizon.net NURSERY & HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

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

Centenary United Methodist Church “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 Traditional Family Worship, 11:00 a.m. Sunday

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST

1010 S. Central Ave., Laurel Ph: 875-7748 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 Pastor Barbara Wilson Church: 875-4233 Cell: 302-253-0083 Sunday Services: 8:30am Praise 9:30am Sunday School,11am Worship

DIAL DAILY DEVOTIONS: 875-4309

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

Youth Group Wednesday 7:00 pm

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

Christian Church of Seaford Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298 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

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & Old Christ Church

“A Place to Belong”

600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956 (302) 875-3644 Rev. Rita B. Nelson, Rector www.dioceseofdelaware.net/churches/stphlps.html Holy Eucharist with Healing and Church School ~ Sunday @ 9:30 am

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.

94 Walnut St. Laurel, DE 19956

875-7873

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

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

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road 68, South of Laurel Laurel, Del.

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

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

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Those two little words By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

Our lives are I heard a story the other day about a young man who went into intracately the hospital with his wife and intertwined with watched all she went through to people who make deliver their first child. After watching her travails and varying levels of hearing her groans, he went out to investment in us. the waiting room, found his mom and said, “I am sorry for every time I talked back to you!” more. Then there are those who serve We all have moments where we sudyou. denly realize all that someone has done Waitresses, garbage collectors, mail for us. carriers, janitors, repairmen, retail clerks, When we do it is humbling to realize cooks, police officers, nurses and doctors, that we let so many opportunities to say fast food employees, customer care “thank you” go right on by. providers, dentists, auto repair personnel, The gospel writer Luke shares a story and the list goes on and on. of ten men that Jesus healed from lepWhat about those who have raised rosy, yet only one came back to say you? Your parents, grandparents, care “thank you!” That is amazing when you givers, other relatives, even the neighbors consider that to have leprosy was virtual- for some of us. ly a death sentence that not only killed Imagine those who changed your diathe body, but also left you ostracized and pers, stayed up with you all night, and physically separated from the community. spent their last dime to get you braces. We do the same thing, don’t we? You had better search for a big way to We are overdue to say “thank you” to say “thank you” to each of them! so many people. We just need to take the You know I haven’t even scratched the time to do so. surface, nor have I spoken yet of your Our lives are intricately intertwined Heavenly Father who gives you life and with people who make varying levels of breath. investment in us. In Him you live and move and have So, here’s a brief punch list of some your being. people that might just merit a “thank So before you flip this page and go to you” in some form from you very soon. the sports scores or wherever else you are First, there are those who have develheaded, stop and thank the Lord for three oped you. School teachers, coaches and people in your life. other sports volunteers, tutors, mentors, Then… make sure they hear your neighbors, Sunday school teachers, pas“thank you” as loud and clear as God just tors, trainers, principals, and many, many heard it.

Pastor’s Appreciation Week Booker Street Church of God will hold “2008 Pastor’s Appreciation Week” from Tuesday, April 8 through Sunday, April 13. On Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m.: Evangelist Frank Gibbs, Calvary Pentecostal Church, Bishopville, Md. Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m.: Pastor Helena Bailey, New Life Family Ministry, Millsboro.

Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m.: Bishop Roland Mifflin, Power & Love Outreach Ministry, Dagsboro. Friday, April 11, 2008, at 7 p.m.: the Rev. Calvin Abbott, Lighthouse Church of God, East New Market, Md. Sunday, April 13, 5 p.m. Bishop Zannie McNeil, Capitol Church of God, District Heights, Md. Host Pastor: Bishop Marvin Morris, Booker Street Church of God, P.O. Box 131, Georgetown, DE 19947. For more information, call 302-856-9097.

New Release ‘A Box of Memories’ on Sale Tony Windsor

A Box of Memories

Tony Windsor’s brand new CD compilation, “A Box of Memories” is on sale now. This 17-song CD features performances of songs including, “Only Make Believe,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” and the gospel classic, “In the Garden.” Get your copy at the Seaford Star office for only $5.00. Call: 302-236-9886

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

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

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

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH

SEAFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

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

302-629-8434 • www.graceseaford.org Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:30 pm Children’s Church 10:45 am SPANISH Worship 10:45 am Wednesday Activities 7 pm Pastor: Homer McKeithan Youth Minister: James Hollis Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”

27225 Kaye Road Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814

www.thelighthouselaurel.org Timothy P. Jones, Pastor Sunday Family Worship - 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Family Ministries - 7:00 p.m.

“Shining His Light”

VICTORY TABERNACLE CHURCH OF GOD

SUNDAY WORSHIP

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT Ministry for the whole family 7 PM

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

302-877-0443

The Atlanta Road Alliance Church 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 • www.atlantaroadcma.org Rev. Edward J. Laremore, Sr. Pastor David A. Krilov, Associate Pastor 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 7:00 Evening Service Group (grades 7-12)

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

The Church by the Side of the Road 15092 Cokesbury Rd, Georgetown, DE (302) 629-5222 • www.cokesburywc.org Pastor Harold Carmean & Congregation Sunday School 9 am Contemporary Church Service 10 am

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

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

Laurel Wesleyan Church Rt. 13A, Just North of Laurel Sunday School - 9:30 Worship - 9:00 & 10:45 Sunday Evening Worship Wed. Youth Ministries 6:30 p.m. Thurs. WKID, The Zone Children’s Ministries 6:30 Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Todd Crofford Assistant Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor/Youth: Sue Boyce Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey

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

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

“The Pickle Church” CHRIST THE CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH PICKLE MINISTRIES OUTREACH & CORNERSTONE NOTE MUSIC MINISTRY Corner of Bethel Rd. & Alt. 13 • 302-875-8150 Worship Svce 10 a.m. - Rev. Rick Elzey Church School & Jr. Church 10 a.m. - Pastor Doris Whaley Wings of Prayer Tues. 7 p.m. Exploring God’s Word, Wed. 7 p.m.

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

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

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

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

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

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Obituaries Carroll D. Kennedy, 75 Carroll D. “Carl” Kennedy of Laurel, died on Monday, Feb. 25, 2008 at home. Mr. Kennedy was the son of Sheldon and Dorothy Kennedy. He retired from Boardwalk One in Ocean City, Md. He was an Army Veteran of Korea and a member of the American Legion Post 19 in Laurel. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by three brothers; Lechel, Bob and Kenneth Kennedy and a sister; Doreen Russell. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Massey Kennedy, two sons, Leslie D. Kennedy and K. Barry Kennedy and his wife Debbie, all of Laurel, three granddaughters, Tanya Smith, Chrystal Walls and Kim Kennedy, and 10 great grandchildren; Jason Kennedy, whom he and his wife raised from birth, Catera Kennedy, Leslie Kennedy, Josh Kennedy, Chris Kennedy, Zachary Kennedy, Jamie Lee Smith, Alex Baily, Caleb Boyce, and Tatum Otwell and two step-grandchildren, Chad Baily and Alison Boyce. A brother, Garland Kennedy of Delmar, also survives Carl. Graveside services were on Thursday, Feb. 28, at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel. Friends called at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford on Thursday prior to the services.

Mary Mae Dillard Mary Mae “Butch” Dillard of Seaford passed away peacefully in Dover at the home of her son and his family on Feb. 27, 2008. She was born in Atlanta, Del., the daughter of Nellie Sammons and Willis L. Blades, who predeceased her. Mrs. Dillard graduated from Seaford High School class of 1948. She was an avid reader. She also had extensive collections that kept her busy for many hours, including a collection of pitchers and candy dishes. She and her husband Aubrey owned and operated Dillard’s Restaurant in Seaford from 1967 to 1997. She was the bookkeeper for both the restaurant and the horse racing business. She was a former member of the Soroptimist Club and in the 50’s she was treasurer and activities chairwoman for the Easton, Md. V.F.W. auxiliary for several years. She was a lifetime member of the Seaford Historical Society. She is survived by a son, Richard, daughter-in-law Darlene, granddaughter Abby, and Darlene’s daughter Kathleen Gearhart and granddaughter Juliana of Dover; a brother, William L. Blades Sr. and his wife Thelma of Seaford, and sister, Doris Jean Marvel and her husband Donald of Greenwood. She has three nephews and four great-nephews. She requested cremation without a memorial service. The family would like to thank Delaware Hospice for their help and support during their recent time of need. Letters of condolence may be sent, and guestbook signed at torbertfuneral.com.

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Julia Ann Boyles Watson, 93 Julia Ann Boyles Watson, formerly of Seaford, died Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at Green Valley Pavilion in Smyrna. Born in Millington, Md., she was a daughter of Martha Casey and Harvey Boyles. Mrs. Watson was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death, by her husband, James Fernando Watson, Sr.; and two sons, Frank J. Watson and James F. Watson, Jr; and a sister, Ida Brittingham. She is survived by a son, Walter H. Watson of Pittsville, Md.; and a daughter, Charlotte Ann Perez of Chula Vista, Calif.; two sisters, Betty Burris of Kenton and Polly Lloyd of Chestertown, Md.; eight grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Services will be Friday, March 7, at 2 p.m. in Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Front & King Streets, Seaford, where friends may call from noon to 2 p.m., prior to the services. The Rev. Richard J. Bridge will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.

Shirley E. Imlay, 72 Shirley E. Imlay of Seaford died on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at Christiana Hospital in Newark. Mrs. Imlay retired from the Dairy Bar Restaurant in Seaford. She was preceded in death by a stepson, William D. Imlay in 1996. Mrs. Imlay is survived by her husband of 40 years, William T. Imlay; two sons, John Robert Hall of Seaford and Robert Wilkerson of Milton; three daughters, Terry Edwards of Fruitland, Md., Patricia Gross of Quanico, Md., and Debbie Milne of Milford; two step-daughters, Connie Powell and Brenda Phillips, both of Seaford; two sisters, June Milne of Willards, Md. and Pauline Hearn of Pittsville, Md.; 19 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren also survive her. Funeral Services were on Monday, March 3, at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford, where friends called prior to the services. Burial was in Galestown Cemetery. The family suggests donations may be made to the Woodland United Methodist Church, 5123 Woodland Church Road, Seaford.

Marvin B. Taylor, 75 Marvin B. Taylor of Laurel died on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at his home in Laurel. He was born in Bridgeville, on April 16, 1932, a son of Lynn Taylor and Dorothy Taylor Brown, who predeceased him. He graduated from Bridgeville High School. Mr. Taylor was a member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Laurel. He was active in the Laurel Little League for many years serving as president; he was also active in the Laurel Lions Club for many years serving as president and holding many other offices at the district level. He was employed by C.C.

Oliphant & Sons of Laurel, retiring in 1993. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. A sister Mildred Fountain preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Geraldine Boyce Taylor; his son, Kevin Taylor and his wife Kathy of Coventry, Conn.; a daughter, Julie Lunn and her husband J.P., and their children, Sydney Taylor Lunn and Nikki Haley Lunn, all of Frederick, Md.; and a sister, Rosella Short of Bridgeville. His sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ellen and Merrill Lynch of Laurel, along with several nieces and nephews also survive him; also his beloved dog, Scooter Shea. A memorial celebration of his life will be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, on Saturday March 8, at 11 a.m., where the Rev. Blanche Powell with officiate. Inturment will take place in the church’s columbarium. Donations in Marvin’s memory may be made to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810; or to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956. Arrangements are by the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home Laurel.

Phillip M. Wilber, 48 Phillip M. Wilber of Seaford passed away at Bebe Medical Center in Lewes on Feb. 27, 2008.

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.)

He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., a son of John Wilber, Sr. and Gayle Wilber of Fredericksburg, Va. He was employed in management at Sposato Landscaping in Milton. He will always be remembered for being a great dad to Joshua. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Joshua Wilber of Seaford; his brothers, John Wilber, Jr. and his wife Terry of Pa., Chris Wilber and his wife Valerie of Ga., and Danny Wilber and his wife Robyn of Va.; a sister, Carrie Weeks and her husband Chris of N.Y. His companion Tracy Fletcher, along with several nieces and nephews. All services will be privately held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel, with his dear friend the Rev. Newell Smith officiating.

Jesse Alan Gay, 20 Jesse Alan Gay of Millsboro, died Friday, February 29, 2008. He was born on March 9, 1987, in Fredericksburg, Va., a son of Ronald A. and Jo Ellen Cox Gay of Millsboro. He was a self-employed dog breeder and trainer. Mr. Gay graduated from Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown, in 2006, attended the Bay Shore Community Church in Gumboro, was voted most valuable basketball player in high school, and he also played Lacrosse. He loved hunting, fishing, and basketball and he operated a dog breeding business for Staffordshire and Bull Terriers.

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!”

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

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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

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH

315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973 • 302-629-9755 Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins www.christlutheranseaford.com

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

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

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MORNING STAR • MARCH 6 - 12, 2008 He was devoted to and loved his dogs. His best friends were his brothers, he loved his niece and nephew and was equally passionate about all of his family. In addition to his parents, Jesse is survived by his girlfriend, Krista Wilson of Seaford; two brothers, Eric Gay and his wife Bethany of Millsboro, and Brian Gay and his wife Dasha of Millsboro; paternal grandparents, Robert and Margaret Gay of Vienna, Va.; maternal grandparents, Linwood and Shelly Cox of Leesburg, Va,; a niece, Hailey Gay, a nephew, Luke Gay, many very special friends, and his beloved canine companion, “Lexie.” Services were Wednesday, March 5, at the Bay Shore Community Church in Gumboro, where friends called one hour prior the service. Pastor Danny Tice officiated. Interment was in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Millsboro. The family asks that contributions in memory of Jesse be made to the Delmarva Christian High School Basketball Program, Attn: Kathy Bryan, 21150 Airport Road, Georgetown, DE 19947. Arrangements were handled by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, Delaware. Letters of condolence may be emailed via watsonfh.com or delmarvaobits.com

Jack F. Messick, 78 Jack F. Messick of Seaford died Saturday, March 1, 2008, surrounded by his family at his grandchildren’s home with whom he and his wife were living, in Harrington. Jack was born in Cannon, on Oct. 16, 1929, the son of Anna Dickerson and Ira P, Messick. He was a welder, retiring from the DuPont Company in Seaford in 1985 after 36 years service. He loved hats, tools, fishing and spending time with his family. He was a member of Good Samaritan Christian Church of Seaford. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Joan Wood Messick; two daughters, Bobbi Jean Mills and fiancee Tracy of Pokomoke City, Md., and Trudy Chaffinch and husband Charles of Bridgeville; a brother-in-law, Richard Lloyd and wife Crystal; sister-in-law, Sande Alloway and her husband Brian; and a sister-in-law Helma Wood; seven grandchildren, Alyce Naples and husband William, with whom he lived, William Brown, Danielle Mills, Daniel Mills, Jr.,

The family of RUTH M. HITCHENS would like to extend a sincere thank you for all the acts of kindness shown to us during the passing of our mother, mom-mom and great mom-mom. Through this difficult time support of family and friends helped comfort us with our loss. Again, thank you for your sincere expressions of sympathy.

Melissa Mills and Joshua and Matthew Chaffinch; four great-granddaughters, Marisa, Rebecca, Harley and Natalie Naples, all of whom he loved dearly. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 5, in Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford, where friends called prior to the services. Pastor Ray Justice officiated. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.

Robert Eugene Castle, Sr., 74 Robert Eugene Castle, Sr. of Laurel died Monday, March 3, 2008, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. Born in Louisa, Ky., a son of Jennie Mae Childres and Ralph Herbert Castle, Sr. He was a baker in the bread department at Heidi Bakery in Silver Spring, Md., before retiring. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Ladama Bierly Castle in 1999. He is survived by a son, Robert E. Castle, Jr. of New Market, Md.; three daughters, Marguerite Wilder of Annapolis, Elizabeth May Lambert, Fort Blackmore, Va., and Roberta Stasny, Stevensville, Md.; four brothers, William Castle, Beckley, W.Va., Ralph Castle, Jr., Maple Fork, W.Va., Larry Castle, Mount Hope, W,Va., and James "Penny" Castle, Laurel; two sisters, Stella Jean Stover, Oak Hill, W.Va., Barbara Lou Garrettson, Columbus, Ohio; and seven grandchildren. Services and burial will be private. Arrangements by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.

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Church Bulletins Got life questions?

Laurel Wesleyan Church invites you to a comical life changing play “A Rock & A Hard Place.” Join us Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m., or Friday, March 21, at 7 p.m. and find out the answer to life. Light refreshments and nursery will be provided. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located 1/2 mile north of Laurel on Alt. 13. Admission is free. For more information call 875-5380.

Easter Musical

The choir of the Atlanta Road Alliance Church will present an Easter musical entitled “Known by the Scars: By His Stripes We are Healed” on Thursday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 23, at 11 a.m. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road in Seaford, approximately 11/2 miles north of Stein Highway (Rt. 20). For more information, contact the church at 629-5600. This event is free!

‘Make a Joyful Noise’

The Second Generation Community Chorus (SGCC) of Federalsburg, Md., will be at Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown, on Saturday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m., to make a Joyful Noise unto The Lord. Sponsored by Sister Peggy Trott. Call 856-9097 or 856-3404, for more information.

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Bethel United Methodist Church is now accepting reservations for tables at an indoor yard sale from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12. Crafters and those who would like to sell items may rent tables for $20 per table. The yard sale is a benefit for the Johnson family of Harbeson, that lost their home to a fire. In addition to the parents, there are four children, a newborn, 3-year-old, 18year-old and 19-year-old. The church is trying to help the family with expenses. Donations of items to be sold at the indoor yard sale may be dropped off at the church Friday, April 11. To make a tax-deductible donation, write a check to Bethel U.M. Church, and write “James Johnson/Jean Eley family” in the memo line. Mail checks or gift cards to Bethel U.M. Church, Fourth and Market streets., Lewes, DE 19958. To reserve a table, call Tonya at 5422386.

Take My Hand Ministry

The Mary and Martha Tea Room, a program of Take My Hand Ministry, Inc., meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 2-4 p.m. at 102 Maryland Ave. in Greenwood. A light lunch is served, and a guest speaker teaches and ministers More church items on page 53

In Memory of JOHN J. HASTINGS 3/9/1948 - 3/30/2007 Our Beloved Johnny - Forever Loved Our Lives Forever Changed Our shattered hearts,

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held together only by God’s love and the promise that we will all be together again in Heaven some day. Your Family That Misses You So Much


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MORNING STAR • MARCH 6 - 12, 2008

Health Del Tech offers first aid

Parents, teachers, coaches, and day care providers can increase their caregiving and safety skills with courses in pediatric first aid, basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at Delaware Tech, Owens Campus. Pediatric First Aid covers managing pediatric emergencies including: insect bites, convulsions, burns, poisoning, drowning, fractures, sprains and bleeding. This twosession course is approved by the Office of Child Care Licensing. Participants must attend both sessions to receive a three-year course completion certificate. For those whose jobs require certification of CPR and basic first aid skills, the college offers courses that teach adult (onerescuer) CPR and relief of foreign body airway obstruction as well as hands-on skills for quick response in medical emergencies and first aid situations. Those who pass the written exam earn a two-year course completion card. The Pediatric First Aid courses will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on March 10 and 12 as well as April 7 and 9. CPR & Basic First Aid is a one-session class and will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 14, March 29 and April 23. For more information, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 854-6966.

Volunteer at Delaware Hospice

Delaware Hospice volunteer Judy Goldhammer encourages others to get involved during the Spring volunteer information sessions in March. “As a hospice volunteer, you’re helping other people, and I always feel that I get more than I give my patients and families,” said Judy Goldhammer, Delaware Hospice Kent County volunteer. “You receive information from a variety of disciplines; the nurse, social worker, chaplain, volunteer coordinator, bereavement counselor, and even the volunteers themselves. This helps you to understand the various facets of the program and decide whether or not you’d like to become a patient/family support volunteer. And you never go out blind.” Visiting patients may not be for everyone, however, and Delaware Hospice volunteers help out in many other ways. Those who want to get involved with the not-forprofit organization might assist in organiz-

ing fundraising events, support staff members with clerical needs or bake cookies for Camp New Hope. The Delaware Hospice Center, expected to open in April, will also offer unique opportunities for you to give a helping hand — receiving visitors, visiting with guests, creating flower arrangements, serving tea, and more. Delaware Hospice will hold its Spring Volunteer Information Sessions throughout March and welcomes your involvement. Registration is required. To register for an upcoming training or to find out more about volunteering for Delaware Hospice, in Sussex County, contact Mary Costello, 855-2344, ext. 4120, or write to mcostello @delawarehospice.org.

OWH launches first e-newsletter

The Delaware Division of Public Health’s (DPH) Office of Women’s Health (OWH) announces the launch of it's first enewsletter, linking readers to important health information and reliable sources that promote optimal health and well-being among all women and girls in Delaware, across the lifespan. Women’s health issues and treatment disparities have only recently become a source of scrutiny, despite long-standing concerns. When the OWH was initially established in 2001, its primary activity was supporting the annual Women’s Wellness Expo in Dover. However by 2007, the need for attention to women’s health issues and the consideration of biological, psychological, environmental and social factors to women’s health prompted the OWH to assume more action. Jacqueline Christman, MD, appointed as OWH director, began forming a partnership committee of representatives from health care, private individuals, and state and community agencies. In Dec. 2007, the group met and reviewed a health analysis of Delaware’s women. The analysis found that: • Of 439,916 women in Delaware, 65,902 women are over age 65 and nearly 40 percent of them have some form of disability. • More than 10 percent of women ages 18-24 do not have health insurance. • The leading causes of death among Delaware women are (in order of frequency): heart disease, malignant invasive tuCARVER DONATES TO AUCTION. For the past several years, award-winning carver, Warren Saunders has donated woodcarvings to the Nanticoke Health Services Dinner/Auction. This year's donation will be a canvasback decoy (hen). Saunders is among one of the 120 top carvers in the United States, as noted by the International Wood Carver's Association. To learn more about Saunders, visit his website at www.saundersdecoys.com. The presenting sponsor for the Nanticoke Dinner/Auction, which is April 19, is Delaware National Bank and tickets are available for $75 per person. Sponsorship packages are also available. Community partner is Nemours Health and Prevention Services. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Charity Endowment Prescription Fund and certified Stroke Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. For more information, contact the corporate development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, extension 2404.

mors, cerebrovascular diseases (stroke), lower respiratory diseases, diabetes, Alzheimer's and accidents. The OWH newsletter will connect women and their providers with news, findings, events and more. For questions or to receive the enewsletter, call 302-744-4702 or e-mail Owh@state.de.us.

ACS plans benefit for March 16

The Lighthouse Restaurant, located at Fisherman’s Wharf, 7 Anglers Road, Lewes, is donating the restaurant’s pavilion area as the site for an American Cancer Society (ACS) benefit on Sunday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Spruce Up for Spring and Summer: Caring for the Mind, Body and Soul,” is the theme of the ACS Relay for Life 2008 fundraising event as vendors from across Sussex and Kent counties bring their products, information and expertise in hopes of raising contributions and awareness for cancer patients and caregivers. Paul and Mary Buchness, owners and operators of the Lighthouse Restaurant, are longtime supporters of ACS Relay for Life. The ACS Relay for Life 2008 benefit is open to the public. Along with ACS information booths, vendors offer an array of specialty products from skin care to chocolates, handbags to spring and summer houseware gifts and much more. For more information, contact the Ribbon Cap Club team at 422-7878 or e-mail cac@ribboncapclub.com.

Depression support group in Laurel

The Mental health Association in Delaware will be sponsoring a Depression Support Group in Laurel on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The meetings begin at 7 p.m. The MHA encourages anyone dealing with a depressive disorder to attend. Register in advance by calling 1-800-287-6423. Peer support groups sponsored by Mental Health Association of Delaware are not intended to replace professional mental health treatment. MHA does not publish support group locations; locations are provided with registration.

Stroke support group

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will offer free monthly Stroke Support Group meetings designed for individuals who have survived a stroke and their families and caregivers. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. The meetings will consist of guest speakers and breakaway sessions, in which caregivers and survivors will meet in two groups to discuss concerns, provide support and networking. Refreshments will be provided. Sheila Brant and Joan Burditt, occupational therapists at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, will facilitate the support group meetings. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 629-6611, ext. 5121.


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Some medications have more than one use By Dr. Anthony Policastro When the FDA approves drugs, it does so after research studies are completed on those drugs. They then give the drug manufacturer the ability to market the drugs. The drugs can be marketed for problems that were identified through the research. Thus if a drug is studied as a blood pressure medicine, it can be used for that problem. The drug has a package insert that says that. Such a use for the drug is a labeled use of the drug. However, there are many instances in which drugs are used for other purposes. These are called off label uses of the drug. There are several possible reasons for off label uses of a drug. One of those is related to a drug that might be used for a different illness than it was researched for in the first place. For example rogaine was originally a blood pressure medication. When it was

found that one of the side effects was hair are approved for use in children over 6. growth, it was used for that purpose. In the Others are approved for use in children early days of that, hair over 2. growth was an off label There are many times use of the drug. ...rogaine was originally a when we use drugs like Wellbutrin is an antithis in younger children. blood pressure medication. Just because the research depressant. We later found that it could also be did not include younger When it was found that used to help people stop children, does not mean smoking. In most cases, one of the side effects was that the medication will these other uses for drugs not work. are added to the label at a hair growth, it was used However, this somelater time. Then it is no times causes problems. longer an off label use of for that purpose. Last week I ordered some the drug. nose drops for a 2 year Another possibility, is that some drugs old with a stuffy nose. are studied in certain age groups. They are They are usually used in children over then approved for those age groups. Fre6. I have been using them successfully for quently, they are used in other age groups. years in children as young as 2 months of This is also an off label use of the drug. age. When the parents went to get the preWe do this very commonly in pediatrics. scription filled, they read that the medicaThere are a lot of drugs that are aption should not be used in children under proved for use in children over 12. Some age 6.

They panicked about that. All it means is that the research did not study them in children under age 6. It does not mean that they are forbidden to be used in that age group. I also had a hyperactive child this week for whom I prescribed Ritalin. The child’s insurance company would not approve the prescription. Their reason was that Ritalin has not been “proven to be safe and effective in children under 6.” That is true. Fortunately it works well for children under age 6 who have severe ADHD. It is an acceptable off label use of the drug. There are many examples of both of these kinds of off label uses of drugs. For that reason, if you read the package insert on a medication, it does not mean the physician was incorrect. It just means that you should ask the question about off label use for your particular drug.

Medicaid will receive settlement from Merck Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. Biden III has announced that the Delaware Medicaid Program will receive $960,380 and the state treasury will receive a $48,514 penalty as part of two related national settlements with Merck & Co., Inc. ("Merck"). The settlements – totaling $649 million – involve 49 states, the District of Columbia and the federal government. The agreements with Merck resolve allegations that the company failed to pay rebates due to states' Medicaid Programs under the Federal Medicaid Drug Rebate statute (the "Best Price" statute). The settlements also resolve qui tam claims filed by whistleblowers in United States District Courts in Pennsylvania, Nevada and Louisiana. Federal law requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to give state Medicaid programs the benefit of the lowest or “best” price available for their products. Manufacturers are required to regularly file “best price” information with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS"). This information is used to calculate rebates to be paid by manufacturers to state Medicaid programs. In general, lower “best prices” result in higher rebate obligations. In an exception to the statute, known as the "nominal price exception," extremely low prices which are “merely nominal” in amount (defined as 10% or less of the Average Manufacturer's Price "AMP") are exempt from the best price reporting requirement. The states have maintained that “merely nominal” means that the discounted price may not be tied to any conditions such as attainment of a certain market share or preferred formulary status. The Pennsylvania and Nevada cases involve programs that featured agreement under which Merck would sell specific

drugs to hospitals at a 92% discount from the catalog price, but only if the hospitals reached certain market share percentages for the drugs. The states contended that this market share condition violated the nominal price exception and thus rendered the discounts subject to best price reporting. The states further contended that Merck's failure to report these discounted prices to CMS as Merck's best price resulted in substantially lower rebates to the state Medicaid programs. The Louisiana case involved Merck’s sale of the drug Pepcid and another drug discount program. Under the Pepcid program, Merck sold the drug to hospitals in bundled pricing arrangements. In exchange for the hospital meeting a certain market share or other purchase requirement, Merck gave hospitals discounts of up to 92%. According to the government, the transactions under the discount drug program constituted “bundled sales” which required Merck to adjust “best price” among the different formulations to reflect these discounts. The states contended that Merck failed to reflect these discounts in their “best price” reports, resulting in less rebates paid to state Medicaid Programs. Delaware played a leading role in the investigation, prosecution, and settlement of these two cases. Going forward, the Delaware Department of Justice will continue to review alleged abuses of the nominal pricing exception, and any other alleged improper use of taxpayer money. Merck has also entered into a Corporate Integrity Agreement with the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The agreement requires Merck to market, sell and promote its products in accordance with all Federal health care program requirements.

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Entertainment Motorama Car Show planned By Bonnie Nibblett Delaware race fans are ready for the 2008 season. But before any cars hit the track, fans will get a glimpse of some of their favorite cars at the first annual Weller’s Motorama Race Car Show on the grounds of Weller's Utility Trailers located on Rte. 13 in Bridgeville. The show, which is free, is Saturday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain date is Saturday, March 29. Fans will see all types of racing vehicles including go-karts, mud hop trucks, dragway, stock cars (dirt modified and super late models, etc.) and vintage cars from the Southern Delaware Vintage Cars and Delmar Vintage Club.

"This is the first year," commented Promoter Richard Pearson, "but we hope it is a hit so we can keep coming back. We’ve asked for any drivers in racing to come and display their car. We don’t really have a limited set amount of cars to display and there is no deadline to enter. Although, by Friday, March 21, I hope to have a pretty good idea of the number of cars. All entries will receive a dash plaque." The day also includes music as well as an Easter egg hunt for kids and an Egg Drop race for adults. To participate, contact Pearson at 302-349-5169 or email pandsdesigns@comcast.net. For updates or questions, visit www.redbud69racing.com.

Rough Riders bring action to Expo The Maryland Rough Riders, a precision drill team from Queen Anne’s County, Md., will bring the color and excitement of choreographed maneuvers to music to the Delaware Horse Expo on Saturday, March 15 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Performing together for the past 20 years, the Rough Riders are familiar favorites at events all over Delmarva. The group is based at Tuckahoe State Park in Maryland. At the Delaware Horse Expo, they will preform their precision drills in Quillen Arena at 1:30 p.m. and also ride in the Parade of Breeds.

There will be plenty of action at the Delaware Horse Expo - the Chincoteague Pony Drill Team will entertain; Jowana Lamb and her amazing Paint horses will perform to music, and a variety of trainers and clinicians will put the techniques of natural horsemanship into motion with live demonstrations. Spectators can also get in on the action. There will be a Breyer Model Horse Show patterned after the real life counterparts. Children can get creative by participating in a Breyer Fun Fest; the first 100 children will get to paint a Breyer horse for free. Pony rides and other games

Riding on the Beach in Rehoboth are the Maryland Rough Riders. From left are brothers Francis and Lemuel Kinnamon and Stan Schmidt. The group’s drill team is set to perform during the Delaware Horse Expo at the State Fairgrounds in Harrington on March 15.

and activities will add to the fun. The day will begin with a tribute to the flag and a Parade of Breeds to show off a diversity of horses. Seminars in the Dover Building will

cover everything from horse nutrition to hoof care. Admission is $5 and children 12 and under are free. For more information or advance tickets, call 302-398-4630 ext. 110.

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www.messiahsvineyard.org Sunday Morning Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Youth Group at 7:00-8:30 p.m. Grades 7th - 12th College/Career Group- Friday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m. If you wish to attend, please call our church office at 875-4646. You do not have to be a member of our church to be involved. Ages 18-30.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH We have recently launched a new children’s church program called Faith Weaver Friends, featuring discovery centers, high spirited praise and worship, and special programs starting

Sunday, March 9th at 9:30 a.m. Noah’s Ark All the children are costumed in a different animal and learn to sing and drama, Your children will love this action packed program. Surfs up Group is for ages 7 - 12 and Kids port Group is for ages 2-6 Little Flippers Nursery is for ages 0-2. Your children will love our surfer and ocean themes. This is a program your children will love to be apart of.

MARCH 13, 14 & 15, 2008 Seaford High School Auditorium Show Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets $7.00 in Advance • $9.00 at the Door

Tickets available at: Penco, Home Team Realty, Wilmington Trust (Stein Hwy., Seaford) or through any Lions Club Member


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Casting call for Next Top Model

A casting call for America’s Next Top Model will be held at Chef Fred’s Chesapeake Steakhouse, 1801 North Salisbury Boulevard, Salisbury, Md., at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6. Hosted by Anchor Stacy Sakai and Chief Meteorologist Justin Drabick, a local winner will be selected by a panel of independent judges and will receive roundtrip transportation for two to New York City on March 14. On March 15, the winner will meet with Michelle Mock, casting director for America’s Next Top Model for her official interview, returning later that day. The winner will also be provided with overnight accommodations and $100 in spending money. To be eligible to compete, women must be: between the ages of 18 and 27; at least 5’7” tall; reside in and be a United States citizen; and have no national modeling experience in the last five years. Applications and a full description of rules are available at Chef Fred’s or on the WMDT website at www.wmdt.com. For more information or to pre-register, call Pam at 410-742-4747, ext. 310. America’s Next Top Model airs on Delmarva’s CW3 at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Chocolate festival at Rehoboth

It’s a day for chocolate lovers as The Friends of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library and Rehoboth Beach Main Street sponsor the annual Chocolate Festival on Saturday, March 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (or until the chocolate runs out!) at Rehoboth Beach Convention Hall. Admission is $2. Children under 5 are free. Carry-out is not permitted. The chocolate baking contest is open to anyone. Categories include restaurants, professional/chef, amateur, children under 12, sugar free and showpiece. Entry forms are available by calling 227-2772, online at www.rehomain.com, or you can fill out an entry form the morning of the event. All entries must be brought to the Convention Hall between 7 and 9 a.m. on March 8 for judging. The festival is a day of fun for the whole family, with children’s games, sinful desserts and chocolate goodies every place you look. For more information, call 227-2772 or visit www.rehomain.com.

The Langley Winds at SU

Making their Salisbury University debut, the Langley Winds perform at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall. The ensemble’s repertoire includes not only classics from Puccini and Bach, but works from contemporary composers such as Gershwin and Bacharach, spanning more than 250 years of musical tradition. Under the leadership of oboist John Fritz, the ensemble’s members include Roger Novak (French horn), Jeffrey Boehmer (clarinet), Anne Epperly (flute) and Julie Stockdill (bassoon). Members of the Langley Winds have strong musical backgrounds. Also a saxophonist, Fritz’s performances have been lauded by Downbeat magazine. Formerly playing with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Novak is also a member of the National Symphonic Winds. A former player in the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Boehmer studied under Ray Still. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-2192872 or visit the SU Web site at www. salisbury.edu.

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105 Campbell Place, Bethany Beach: Experience the boardwalk, ocean views and great proximity to downtown Bethany. This relaxed 4 bedroom, 4 bath floor plan offers open kitchen/living area, huge screened porch and is being offered completely furnished and only 5 lots from the ocean. Being offered at $1,875,000. MLS #552496

8423 Cannon Road, Seaford: Beautiful custom ranch, 3 years young situated on almost 3 full acres north of Seaford across from Clearbrooke Estates. Quality construction, manicured yard with established landscaping and pride of ownership combine to complete this appealing country estate. This is a must see property! $374,900. MLS #554396

23559 Willow Drive, Millsboro: Gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath new home offers over an acre of privacy with a master bedroom on the first floor. Oversized kitchen, 2 bonus rooms and a wonderful great room with designer lighting. It’s beautiful! $499,900. MLS #539643

436 Hall Street, Seaford: The quality of yesterday available for less than replacement cost today! All brick exterior and newly refinished hardwood floors. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, full basement, carport and a large .34 acre lot. Reduced and ready to sell at $189,900. MLS #541563

8 Bridle Lane, Ocean View: One of the best 4 bedroom, 2 bath properties in Ocean View. This completely renovated home offers a spacious lot, fenced backyard, great proximity to community pool & tennis and is only 3 miles to Bethany Beach. $299,000. MLS #554151

Lots 1, 2 & 3, Huston Acres, Seaford: Three restricted estate lots ready for your new custom construction. Located less than 1 mile west of Seaford on Route 20. No builder tie-in lets you choose the custom builder of your choice. Buy one lot or all three for a recorded, minor subdivision. Lot 1: 2.64 acres, $140,000; Lot 2: 2.53 acres, $135,000; Lot 3: 5 acres, $190,000. MLS #551544,551546 & 551548

726 East of the Sun, Fenwick Island: It is time for true gratification. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath town home is located in East of the Sun, just blocks away from the beach, bay and great restaurants. Take advantage of a spacious floor plan and bay views. $329,900. MLS #545379

323 Willey Street, Seaford: New Listing! Ready to downsize? Great in-town location, one block east of the Seaford Golf & Country Club. Completely renovated in 2001. Gourmet kitchen features Viking range. Hardwood & ceramic tile floors, recessed lighting, central AC, detached garage. $194,900. MLS #537566

31326 Terry Circle, Ocean View: Impressive and elegant! This 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath offers a large sunroom, 2 living areas, open kitchen, spacious loft overlooking a pond and is only minutes to the beach. Come enjoy the benefits of a clubhouse, indoor/outdoor pool, tennis and waterfront amenitites in a celebrated community. $599,000. MLS #556154

302-541-5000 Steve cell: 302-745-2603 Beth cell: 302-249-5200

2A Elliott, Ocean View: If you desire extreme privacy with beautiful sunsets and water on 3 sides, this may be the property for you. Set on the point of the Assawoman Canal and Whites Creek, a true one of a kind property offers bulkheading, T boat dock and is just shy of an acre of land with close proximity to Bethany Beach. $1,250,000. MLS #551756


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Town of Laurel Public Works Maintenance Technician The Town Of Laurel is seeking to hire a Public Works Maintenance Technician; experience is required in water, sewer main repair, lawn maintenance, and the ability to do minor maintenance. Must posses the ability to lift 60 pounds, have a high school diploma, or GED, and have a valid driver’s license. Typical work week is Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 40 hour work week. Must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays when necessary. This position reports directly to the Public Works Superintendent. Salary DOQ, plus Town benefit package. Send resume and town application to: Town Of Laurel, 201 Mechanic Street, Laurel, Delaware 19956. Attn.: Public Works Director-PW Maint. Tech. Applications due by March 13, 2008.

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2 Upcoming Auctions by Marshall Auctions REAL ESTATE AUCTION 3 BR, 1 BR home + 2 separate lots in Delmar, MD! Marshall Auctions is honored to sell for the Estate of Mary Irene Smith

March 6th, 2008 at 3:07 PM – 206, 208 & 300 E. Walnut St., Delmar, MD __________________________________________________________

Large Public Multi-Estate Auction Tools/Equipment, Tractors, Vehicles, Restaurant Equipment & more! Selling from several well known local estates including: the Estate of Art Lankford and Atlantic Lawn & Landscaping, the living Estate of Harry Fisher of Mardela Springs, MD, the Entire Contents of Canyons Café in West Ocean City & several select editions!!

March 14th, 2008 at 2:00 PM - 8000 Esham Rd., Parsonsburg, MD Order sale: Rest. Equip. 2 PM, Lawn Eguip./Tools 5 PM, Tractors/Mowers 6 PM, Vehicles 6:30 PM 2001 GMC Yukon XL(14k miles showing), 1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Edition, John Deere 4710 Hydrostatic Tractor, Befco Cyclone 15ft 3 section Batwing mower, Bush Hog BLT-60 Side Mount Ditch Bank Cutter, Massey Ferguson Model 35, Pace American 6x10 enclosed trailer, 6x14 Landscape Trailer, Dual Axle Bobcat Trailer, Dump trailer, 1998 Ford Explorer 4x4, 1995 GMC 1500, Lg Selection Landscape tools, Power & Hand Tools, Equip., Riding Lawn Mowers, Pressure Washers, Generators, Chain Saws, Log Splitter, Commercial Freezers, Refrigerators, Beer Cooler & more! Full advertisement in this week’s Guide. View Website for Additional Info & Pictures!

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PUBLIC AUCTION Sunday, March 16th, 12:00 noon Location: 28864 Seaford Rd., Laurel, Del., Approx. 1 mile North of 5 Points. SIGNS POSTED • Rain Date: Saturday, March 22nd, 2008 4 Digit Tag #1843, 5 pc. Cherry Bedroom Suite, 8 pc. Cherry Dining Room Suite, Oak Washstand, Oak Plant Stand, 4 pc. Blonde Bedroom Suite, Tredle Sewing Machine, Cain Bottom Chairs, Oak Dresser, Cedar Chest, Couch, La-Z-Boy, Haywood Wakefield Coffee and End Tables, ½’ Table, Sewing Stand, Wooden Commode, Doll Crib, Doll Stroller, Child’s Chair, 12 pc Setting Kirk & Sons Sterling Silver, Floor Lamps, Table Lamps, Console TV, Bookcase, Oak Cain Bottom Chairs, Bar Stools, Flattop Trunk, Gendron Commode, ½’ Peck Measure, Oil Lamps, Old Toys, Costume Jewelry, Army Blankets, Quilts, WWII Gas Mask, Washboard, Old Maps, Sports Posters, Dollhouse, Doll Furniture, Books, Delaware Glass, Green Depression, Pink Depression, Cranberry Glass, Blue & Gray Crock, Cups & Saucers, Brides Basket, Fostoria (Sprite Pattern), Local Advertising Calendars, WWII Adv, High School Programs, Local Postcards, Child’s Dishes, Hen on Nest, Penants, Hummel Plates, Providence Methodist Church Plate-Piney Grove-Delaware, Centenary Church Plate, St. Georges Church Plate, Del Mar Va Camp Plate, Pepsi Tray, Cookbooks, Paper Dolls, Games, Puzzles, Canes, Finger Lamp, Baseball Glove, Cookie Jar, Sad Irons, Baby Scale, Rug, Beater, Painted Kitchen Cabinets, St. Thomas Methodist Church Painting by Dr. Arnold Williams (Laurel Local), Fenton, Westmoreland, Virga Dolls, Donna Dolls, Bo Peep Outfit, Lasso‘em Bill Holster Set, Dale Evans Cowgirl Outfit, Tom Thumb Cash Register, Girl Scout Uniform, Christmas Decorations, Ammo Box, Bikes, Walking Cultivator, Murray Pushmower, Wheelbarrow, Steps, and More. Auction Note: There is a lot of local advertising in this sale. Estate of Tom and Doris Powell Terms of Sale: CASH or Approved Check Day of Sale. M/C, Visa, Discover Accepted. Everything Sold “AS IS”. 10% Buyers premium on all sales. Prompt removal please.

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PUBLIC NOTICE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD, An ordinance to amend the City of Seaford Municipal Code Chapter 15. Zoning Ordinance Division 2. R-2 Medium Density Residential, Sec. 15-20 as follows: ARTICLE 2. RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS Division 2. R-2 Medium Density Residential District Sec. 15-20. Uses by special exception. (a) (2) b. Two parking spaces shall be provided per dwelling unit. c. The off street parking standards shall be as required in Article 5 of this Chapter. Adopted February 12, 2008. A copy of the complete Chapter 15, Zoning Ordinance, Division 2. R-2 Medium Density Residential District may be obtained at the City of Seaford City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware or by calling the City Office at (302) 629-9173 and requesting a copy. Dolores J. Slatcher City Manager OR-05-08

PUBLIC NOTICE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD, An ordinance to amend the City of Seaford Municipal Code Chapter 15, ZONING Sec. 15-79. Conversion of dwelling to multi-family use; procedure, by replacing the existing Section with new wording. A copy of the complete Article 5, Standards and Regulations of the Zoning Ordinance may be obtained at the City of Seaford City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware or by calling the City Office at (302) 629-9173 and requesting a copy. Adopted February 12, 2008. Dolores J. Slatcher City Manager OR-06-08 3/6/1tc

PUBLIC NOTICE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD, An ordinance to amend the City of Seaford Municipal Code Chapter 11, Sewers By adding Article 6, In-

2. Two family residences 3. Garden apartments 22. Multiple Dwelling

PUBLIC HEARING The Commissioners of Bridgeville will hold a Public Hearing and present an Ordinance to amend Chapter 19 of the Town of Bridgeville Code relating to Emergency Management to include the Bridgeville Emergency Operations Plan, for a second and final reading at their monthly meeting scheduled for March 17, 2008, beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, Bridgeville, Delaware. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE JOSEPH T. CONAWAY, COMMISSION PRESIDENT 3/6/1tc

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PUBLIC NOTICE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD, An ordinance to amend the City of Seaford Municipal Code Chapter 15, ZONING Sec. 15-75 Off-street parking requirements, revised as follows: ARTICLE 5. Standards and Regulations. DIVISION 2. General Regulations Sec. 15-75 Off-street parking requirements. USE 1. Single family residence

dustrial Pretreatment Ordinance. This ordinance was adopted at the Regular Council Meeting of February 28, 2008. A copy of the Industrial Pretreatment Ordinance may be obtained at the City of Seaford City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware or by calling the City Office at (302) 6299173 and requesting a copy. Dolores J. Slatcher City Manager OR-11-08 3/6/1tc

STANDARDS Two (2) parking spaces per dwelling unit Two (2) parking spaces per dwelling unit Two (2) parking spaces per dwelling unit Two (2) parking spaces per dwelling unit

A copy of the complete Chapter 15 Zoning Ordinance, Sec. 15-75 Off-Street Parking Requirements may be obtained at the City of Seaford City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware or by calling the City Office at (302) 629-9173 and requesting a copy. Dolores J. Slatcher City Manager OR-04-08 3/6/1tc

The Commissioners of Bridgeville will hold a Court of Appeals on Saturday, March 22nd from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in the Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, Bridgeville, Delaware. At that time the Commissioners will hear appeals dealing with the Town of Bridgeville’s 2008 Property Assessments. Property owners wishing to have their appeal heard during the Court of Appeals must contact the Town Hall by 4:30 PM on March 14th to schedule an appointment. (302-337-7135) A copy of the 2008 Property Tax Assessment listing is located at Town Hall for public view. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE JOSEPH T. CONAWAY, COMMISSION PRESIDENT 3/6/1tc

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On Saturday 03/29/08 at 11:00 a.m., Peninsula Mini Storage, located at 40 S. Market St., Blades/ Seaford, DE will hold a public auction pursuant to the State of Delaware SelfStorage Facility Act Title 25 Chapter 49. The following storage units will be sold or disposed of for non-payment of storage rent. Tenants name and last known address are listed below. Charles Allen Kinston, N.C., Unit #153; Delores Abbott Seaford, DE, Unit #325; and Shawntell Hasty Laurel, DE, Unit #328. Bidding guidelines available on request. Frank Passwaters, Storage Manager, Peninsula Mini Storage, 302-629-5743. 2/28/2tc

The following Ordinance was approved by Sussex County Council on February 26, 2008: ORDINANCE NO. 1953 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 115-160 OF THE CODE OF SUSSEX COUNTY WITH RESPECT TO ILLEGAL SIGNS. 3/6/1tc

BID NOTICE The Town of Blades will be accepting separate bids for two surplus equipment items. The first is a 1989 Chevy 1-Ton Dump Truck with Snow Plow and the second is a utility trailer. Both are available to view at Hardin Hall, W 4th Street, Blades. All bids are due to the Town Hall by close of business March 10th, 2008. Specifications and instructions can be obtained by the Town Administrator at Town Hall 302629-7366. 2/28/2tc

PUBLIC NOTICE The following ordinance was approved by Sussex County Council on February 5, 2008: ORDINANCE NO. 1951 WITH CONDITIONS AN ORDINANCE TO GRANT A CONDITIONAL USE OF LAND IN AN AR-1 AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT FOR A RETAIL STORE AND MINISTORAGE TO BE LOCATED ON A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN SEAFORD HUNDRED, SUSSEX COUNTY, CONTAINING 9.47 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, (land lying west of U.S. Route 13, 450 feet north of Route 46 (Elks Road); application filed on behalf of THE KEITH CORPORATION; C/U #1707 3/6/1tc

NOTICE Estate of Ruth M. Hitchens, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Ruth M. Hitchens who departed this life on the 4th day of February A.D. 2008 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Linda F. Wintjen on the 15th day of February, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 4th day of October, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Linda F. Wintjen 31740 E. Trap Pond Rd., Laurel, DE 19956 Attorney: Michele Procino-Wells 225 High Street Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 3/6/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Stella Jane Hastings, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Stella Jane Hastings who departed this life on the 17th day of February A.D. 2008 late of Delmar, DE were duly granted unto John E. Hastings, Rebecca J. Hovatter on the 26th day of February, A.D. 2008, 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

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NOTICE Estate of Barbara S. Gullett, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Barbara S. Gullett who departed this life on the 26th day of December A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Rosemary G. Ryan on the 21st day of February, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 26th day of August, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Rosemary G. Ryan 3660 White Oak Ave., New Orleans, LA 70131 Attorney: Shannon R. Owens, Esq. Procino Wells, LLC 225 High Street Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 3/6/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Lester Alfred Trice, Jr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration, W.W.A. upon the estate of Lester Alfred Trice, Jr. who departed this life on the 22th day of October A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto David Scott Trice on the 12th day of February, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administrator, W.W.A. without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administrator, W.W.A. on or before the 22nd day of June, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator, W.W.A.: David Scott Trice 104 Virginia Ave., Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 2/21/3tc See LEGALS—page 37


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NOTICE Estate of Emma H. Matthews, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Emma H. Matthews who departed this life on the 2nd day of January A.D. 2008 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Pauline M. Higgins on the 6th day of February, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 2nd day of September, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Pauline M. Higgins 27 Crossgate Drive, Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: David L. Baker, Esq. P.O. Box 551 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 2/21/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Dennis James Hitch, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Dennis James Hitch who departed this life on the 7th day of February A.D. 2008 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Terri L. Evans on the 7th day of February, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 7th day of September, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Terri L. Evans 30029 Stoneybrooke Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 2/21/3tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State

of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL THAT certain lot, piece or parcel of land with all improvements thereon erected, situate in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, known as 28246 Seaford Road recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware and more particularly bounded and described as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at a concrete monument found lying on the Westerly right of way line of U. S. Route 13A, said concrete monument found being a common boundary line for this land now or formerly of Phillip W. Howard thence by and with aforesaid Howard lands North 89 degrees 12 minutes 00 seconds West 200.50 feet to a concrete monument found thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this land and for lands now or formerly of Stephen C. Glenn North 00 degrees 55 minutes 00 seconds East 105. feet to a concrete monument found thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this land and for lands now or formerly of Arnold P. Obensbain South 89 degrees 12 minutes 00 seconds East 200.50 feet to a pipe found thence turning and running by and with the Westerly right of way line of U.S. Route 13A South 00 degrees 55 minutes 00 seconds. West 105 feet home to the point and place of beginning. AND BEING the same lands and premises conveyed unto Amy M. Lubiniecki and Michael Lubiniecki, by deed of Amy M. Lubiniecki dated November 29, 2006 and of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware in deed Book 3420 Page 264. Tax Parcel: 1-32-12.0016.00 Property Address: 28246 Seaford Road, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to

confirmation by the Superior Court on April 11, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of MICHAEL L. & AMY M. LUBINIECKI and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 3/6/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL THAT certain lot, piece or parcel of land with all improvements thereon erected, situate in The City of Milford, Sussex County and State of Delaware, known as being Lot No. 42, on the plan of Marshall Commons, as the Plan thereof is of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County aforesaid, in Plat Book 49 Page 236 lying on the South side of Cedar Creek Avenue 50 feet wide and being bounded on the North by Cedar Wood Avenue, on the East Lot 43 on the South by lot 63, 64A, 64, and lot 65A of Marshall's Common Phase II as recorded in Plot Book 52 Page 80 and on the West by Lot 41 and being more particularly bounded and described in accordance with a survey prepared by Richard Vetter Land Surveyors, dated July 26, 2005, as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at a point, on the Southerly line of

• MARCH 6 - 12, 2008 Cedar Wood Avenue at a corner for this lot and lot 43 thence turning and running from said point of beginning with lot 42 South 16 degrees 34 minutes 23 seconds West 155.99 feet to a point at a corner for this lot and in the line of lot 63 thence turning and running in part with lot 63 lot 64A and 64 and lot 65A North 66 degrees 45 minutes 42 seconds West passing over a found iron pin at .41 feet a total distance of 90.09 feet to a found iron pin at a corner for this lot and lot 41 thence turning and running with lot 41 north 13 degrees 46 minutes 29 seconds East 143.36 feet to a found iron pin at a corner for this lot and lot 41 in the Southerly line of Cedar Wood Avenue thence turning and running with the Southerly line of Cedar Wood Avenue along the arc of a 1.975 feet radius curve to the right an arc distance of 96.46 feet to a point and place of beginning. AND BEING the same lands and premises conveyed unto Robert Cumberledge and Janice Cumberledge, by deed of Davis A. Passwaters, III and Barbara E. Passwaters dated August 12 2005 and of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware in Deed Book 3188 Page 005. Tax Parcel: 3-30-11.0975.00 Property Address: 604 Cedarwood Avenue, Milford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on April 11, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be re-

PAGE 37 funded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of ROBERT & JANICE CUMBERLEDGE and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 3/6/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL THAT certain lot, piece or parcel of land with all improvements thereon erected, lying and being in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, known and designated as Lot 19 of Shilo Farms and being more particularly bounded and described in accordance with a survey prepared by Miller Lewis Inc., Surveyors, dated August 20, 1998, as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at a pipe, on the easterly right of way line of Sussex County Road 446 50 feet wide said pipe being 2,498 feet more or less to the center line of County Road 447 thence and with a common boundary line for this lot and lot 18 South 60 degrees 47 minutes 40 seconds East 290.50 feet to a pipe thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this lot and lot 21 5 degrees 33 minutes 20 seconds East 142.64 feet to a pipe thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this lot and the Easterly right of way line of Sussex County Road 446 North 29 degrees 12 minutes 20 seconds East 150.00 feet home to the point and place of beginning. AND BEING the same lands and premises conveyed unto Stephanie B. Lynch, by deed of William J. Lynch and Stephanie B. Lynch dated April 23, 2004 and of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware in deed Book 2972 Page 223. Tax Parcel: 2-32-14.00-

55.00 Property Address: 30637 Beaver Dam Branch Road, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on April 11, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of STEPHANIE B. LYNCH and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 3/6/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece and parcel or land situated in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware being bounded on the northeast by County Road #602, on the southeast by 1ands now or formerly of Lee, on the southwest by lands now or formerly Newberry, and on the See LEGALS—page 38


PAGE 38 LEGALS - from Page 37 northwest by lands now or formerly Vannicola, the Pine Haven Farms Subdivision, and other lands now or formerly of Lee, and being more particularly described from a survey dated November 15, 1991, by AKS Associates, Inc., as follows: BEGINNING at an iron pipe set on the southwesterly right-of-way of County Road #602 (5O feet wide) at a corner for this land and other lands now or formerly of Lee, said point being 1ocated North 54" deg. 16 min. West 751 feet +/- from the intersection of the northwesterly right-of-way of County Road #594 at fifty (50) feet wide and the southwesterly right-of-way of County Road #602; thence from the point of' beginning and along a new division line South 35 deg. 44 min. West 1,127.38 feet to an iron pipe set at a corner for this land and other lands now or formerly of Lee on line of 1ands now or formerly Newberry; thence with same North 44 deg. 56 min. 53 sec.. West 686.04 feet (passing over a stone found 50.9 feet from the centerline of a ditch) to a point in the centerline of a ditch at a corner for this land and Newberry land on line of lands now or formerly Vannicola; thence with same and partially with Pine Haven Farms Subdivision, along the centerline of said ditch North 21 deg. 44 min. 27 sec. East 412.13 feet to an angle point in said ditch at a corner for this 1and and other lands now or formerly of Lee; thence leaving said ditch and with other lands now or formerly of Lee along two (2) new division lines; (1) South 54 deg. 20 min. 30 sec. East 602.89 feet to an iron pipe set, and (2) North 35 deg. 44 min. East 615.61 feet to an iron pipe set on the right-of-way of County Road #602; thence with same South 54 deg. 16 min. East 173.74 feet, home to the place of beginning Containing 10.0 acres of land, more or less. TRACT 2 ALL that certain parcel of land situated in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware located southwest of but not adjoining Hunter’s Cove Road (#602), a short distance northwest of Oak Road (#594), being designated as Residue of Sweetbriar Subdivision, a plat of which is on record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in plot Book 69, Page 2, dated August 4, 2000, and being more particularly described by AKS Associates, as follows:

MORNING STAR COMMENCING at an iron pipe found at the intersection point of the southwesterly right-of-way of Hunter's Cove Road (#602), 50 feet wide, and the northwesterly right-ofway of Oak Road (#594), 50 feet wide; thence with Hunter’s Cove Road North 54 des. 16 min. 00 sec. West 923.96 feet to the Southeast corner of Lot 8; thence with same South 35 deg. 44 min. 00 sec. West 217.80 feet to the point of beginning; thence along line of lands now or formerly of Peggy M. Lee South 35 deg. 44 min. 00 sec. West 397.81 feet to a point; thence turning and running along lands now or formerly of Peggy M. Lee North 54 deg. 20 min. 30 sec. West 602.89 feet to a point in the center of a ditch; thence with same North 51 deg. 52 min. 23 sec. East 419.95 feet to a corner of Lot 10; thence with Lot 10, Lot 9 and Lot 8 South 54 deg. 16 min. 00 sec. East 487.55 feet to the point of beginning, containing 5.00 acres of land, more or less. AND BEING the same lands conveyed to Linda M. Shepherd and Roland W. Shepherd by Deed from Peggy M. Lee, as Executrix of the Estate of Paul A. Lee, Successor Trustee of the Revocable Trust of Paul A. Lee and individually, dated January 28, 2002, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County in Deed Book 2670 page 119. Tax Parcel: 4-30-9.0040.02 Property Address: 13294 Hunters Cove Road, Greenwood Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on April 11, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Pur-

chaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of LINDA M. SHEPHERD and will be sold by 3/6/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of an Alias writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece and parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Northwest Fork Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, known as Lot No. 10 on a subdivision plan of Heather Glen, prepared by Adams-Kemp Associates, Inc., Registered Surveyors, dated 4/28/95, revised 5/2/95, and filed for record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Plot Book 54, Page 142. THIS PROPERTY IS CONVEYED SUBJECT TO ORDINANCE NO. 862, AMENDED CHAPTER 99 OF THE CODE OF SUSSEX COUNTY RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AGRICULTURAL USE PROTECTIONS, Section G, (1), (a), as follows: "This property is located in the vicinity of land used primarily for agriculture purposes on which normal agricultural uses and activities have been afforded the highest priority use status. It can be anticipated that such agricultural uses and activities may now or in the future involve noise, dust, manure, and other odors, the use of agricultural chemicals and nighttime farm operations. The use and enjoyment of this s property is expressly conditioned on acceptance of any annoyance or inconvenience which may result form such normal agricultural uses and activities." BEING the same lands and premises which Theodore 1. Liszewski and

• MARCH 6 - 12, 2008 H. Edward Maull, Jr., by Deed dated June 11, 1996, and recorded in the Office for the Recording of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Deed Book 2129, Page 201, did grant and convey unto Joanne R. Maddox, in fee. Tax Parcel: 5-30-9.0032.09 Property Address: Lot 10, Heather Glen, Greenwood Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on April 11, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JOANNE R. MADDOX and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 3/6/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece and parcel of land,

lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, and State of Delaware, fronting on the northerly right of way line of County Road 614 at 50 feet wide, adjoining lands of Norman W. Buell, Hrs., lands of Clayton M. Bender, and other lands of C. Richard Bender, et. Ux., and more particularly described as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at a point on aforementioned northerly right of way line of County Road 614 at a corner for lands for Norman W. Buell, Hrs.; thence running with lands of Norman W. Buell, Hrs., North 28 degrees 08 minutes 23 seconds East 299.29 feet, passing over a found iron pipe at 4.98 feet, to a set iron pipe at a corner for lands of Clayton M. Bender; thence running with lands of Clayton M. Bender South 71 degrees 12 minutes 35 seconds East 104.23 feet to a found iron pipe at a corner for other lands of C. Richard Bender, et. ex.; thence running with other lands of C. Richard Bender, et. ux., South 19 degrees 23 minutes West 289.15 feet to a found iron pipe on the northerly right of way line of County Road 614; thence finally deflecting left across a 2482.26 foot radius curve, the chord of which bears North 73 degrees 34 minutes 12 seconds West 149.98 feet, an arc distance of 150.00 feet to the place of beginning, containing 36,932 square feet of land, more or less. BEING the same land and premises Jesse M. Chisenhall and Josephine Chisenhall by Deed dated October 7, 1991 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 1813, Page 223, did grant and convey unto William D. Wells and Amy M. Wells, in fee. Tax Parcel: 4-30-3.0024.00 Property Address: 13157 Bender Farm Road, Greenwood Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on April 11, 2008

and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of WILLIAM D. & AMY M. WELLS and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 3/6/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece and parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware and designated as Lot #24 in Little Acres Subdivision as shown on plot of Delmar Feed Mills, Inc., of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Georgetown, Delaware, in Plot Book 10 at page 38, subject to the restrictions and covenants running with the land set forth and more particularly delineated in a deed of record at the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Georgetown, Delaware, in Deed Book 709 at page 685. BEING the same lands conveyed by Daniel J. Powers dated October 7, 1982, and of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County at Georgetown, Delaware, in Deed Book 1140, Page 93, to Daniel J. Powers and Mary E. Powers, in fee. Daniel J. Powers departed this life on July 31, 1995 leaving Mary E. Powers the See LEGALS—page 39


MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 38 surviving tenant. Tax Parcel: 5-32-6.0079.01 Property Address: 2224 Matt Street, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on April 11, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of MARY E. POWERS and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 3/6/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of An Alias writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the City of Seaford, Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, more particularly described as follows, to¬ wit: BEGINNING at an iron stob located on the inside

edge of 5.5 foot sidewalk, which is 4.5 feet from the face of the curb on the westerly side of Pine Street (said face of curb being 14.0 feet from the centerline thereof) at the intersection with the southerly side of Polar Street; thence with a line located on the inside of edge of a 4.6 foot sidewalk, which is 3.9 feet from the face of the curb on the southerly side of Popular Street (said face of curb being 11.0 feet from the centerline thereof), South 70 degrees 06 minutes West 92.23 feet to an iron stob located on the inside edge of the last described sidewalk at the intersection with the easterly side of Cannon Street; thence with a line located on the inside edge of a 4.9 foot sidewalk, which is located 6.4 feet from the face of the curb on the southerly side of Cannon Street said face of curb being 18.1 feet from the centerline thereof), South 18 degrees 37 minutes East 59.86 feet to a point on the inside edge of the last described sidewalk at corner for lands of Lyman H. Jamison, et ux; thence with the line of lands of said Jamison, North 69 degrees 30 minutes East 108.33 feet to a pipe located on the inside edge of the first described sidewalk on the westerly side on Pine Street, thence with the inside edge of said sidewalk, North 34 degrees 00 minutes West 60.53 feet to the point and place of beginning, containing 5,947 square feet of land, more or less, as will more fully and at large appear upon reference to a survey prepared by Thomas A. Temple, Jr., dated April 9, 1988, and filed for record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Georgetown, Delaware, in Deed Book 1562, page 278. BEING the same lands and premises which Pierre R. Chevalier, Jersey Chevalier and Henorck Lamur did grant and convey unto Richard A. Ashby by deed dated May 3, 2004, and recorded May 6, 2004, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Deed Book 2974, Page 315. Tax Parcel: 4-31-5.00173.00 Property Address: 223 Arch Street, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale

(The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on April 11, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of RICHARD A. ASHBY and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 3/6/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, with the improvements erected thereon, situated in the Town of Greenwood, Sussex County, State of Delaware; being bounded on the east by Addix Avenue (width varies), on the south by land now or formerly of Carl W. Smith (290477), on the west by lands now or formerly of the Greenwood Memorial Post (381 596), on the north by School Lane (20 feet wide), and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point, a found concrete monument, located at the intersection of the westerly line of Addix Avenue with the southerly line of School Lane; thence, running from said point of beginning with the westerly line of Addix Avenue, South 20 degrees 21 minutes 00

• MARCH 6 - 12, 2008 seconds West 193.50 feet to a point, a found iron bar, at a common corner for this lot and lands of Smith, North 69 degrees 39 minutes 00 seconds West 148.70 feet (passing over a set iron bar at 118.70 feet) to a point in the center of the Cart Branch Ditch at a common corner for this lot and lands of Smith in line of lands of the Greenwood Memorial Post; thence, turning and running on a tie-line, North 12 degrees 46 minutes 40 seconds East 203.45 feet, to a point in the center of the Cart Ranch Ditch in line of lands of the Greenwood Memorial Post; thence, turning and running with the southerly line of Scholl Lane, South 66 degrees 59 minutes 00 seconds East 175.70 feet (passing over a found concrete monument at 20.00 feet) to the point and place of beginning and containing within the above described courses and distances 0.734 acres of land, more or less, and being known as 402 Addix Avenue. Being the same lands and premises which Wanda Webb, n/k/a Wanda Spadaccini did grant and convey unto Magdalena Carter by deed dated January 31, 2006 and recorded on February 6, 2006 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 03268 Page 036. Tax Parcel: 5-30-10.1713.01 Property Address: 402 Addix Avenue, Greenwood Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on April 11, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the

PAGE 39 time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of MAGDALENA CARTER and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 3/6/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain tract, piece or parcel of land, situate in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the Northerly right-of-way line of Delaware Road #77 (50' right-¬of-way), said point lying in the centerline of a ditch, and being 108 feet more or less to Ext. of County Road #540 and being a common boundary line for this land and for lands now or formerly of Sheldon J. Vandermark; thence turning and running by and with the centerline of said ditch and lands now or formerly of Vandermark the following three courses and distances: 1) North 04 degrees 07 minutes 34 seconds West 163.32 feet to a point; 2) North 37 degrees 32 minutes 54 seconds East 73.91 feet to a point; 3) North 19 degrees 29 minutes 15 seconds East 31.22 feet to a point; thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this land and for lands now or formerly of Alice V. Allen South 81 degrees 13 minutes 28 seconds East 221.10 feet to an iron pipe found; thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this land and for lands now or formerly of Alice V. Allen South 08 degrees 46 minutes 32 seconds West 282.80 feet to an iron pipe found; thence turning and running by and with the Northerly right-ofway line of Delaware Road #77 (50' right-of-way) North 79 degrees 20 minutes 33 seconds West 20.00 feet to a point marking the beginning of a curve; thence con-

tinuing on by and with said right-of-way, said curve having a radius of 969.00 feet, a delta of 12 degrees 01 minutes 35 seconds, a length of 207.59 feet, a chord of 207.21 feet with a bearing of North 73 degrees 19 minutes 46 seconds West home to the place of Beginning said to contain 1.50 acres more or less as shown on a survey prepared by Miller-Lewis, Inc. dated October 15, 2003. Being the same lands and premises which Eric J. Goslee did grant and convey unto Mark C. Smith and Tiffany V. Smith by deed dated October 30, 2003 and recorded on November 12, 2003 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2908 Page 45. Tax Parcel: 5-31-17.001.00 Property Address: 2977 Matts Road, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on April 11, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of MARK C. & TIFFANY V. SMITH and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 3/6/2tc See LEGALS—page 40


PAGE 40 LEGALS - from Page 39

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the Town of Blades, Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, more particularly described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a pipe located at the intersection of the Northerly of 5th Street, or Longfellow Street, (40 foot right of way) with the Easterly side of Arch Street (20 foot right of way); thence with the Easterly side of Arch Street, North 03 degrees 10 minutes 42 seconds West 95.43 feet to a concrete monument located on the Easterly side of Arch Street at a corner for lands of Eastern Shore Properties; Thence with the line of lands of Eastern Properties, North 85 degrees 15 minutes, 41 seconds West 101.27 feet to a pipe located in the line of lands of Eastern Shore Properties; thence turning and running, suddenly reversed South 03 degrees 11 minutes 00 seconds East 96.77 feet to a pipe located on the northerly side of 5th Street; thence turning and running with the Northerly side of 5th Street, South 87 degrees 01 minutes 20 seconds West 101.02 feet to the point and place of beginning. Being the same lands and premises which Vaughn F. Lecates did grant and convey unto Richard Lecates and Charlotte Lecates by deed dated July 5, 2000 and recorded on July 12, 2000 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2503 Page 43. Tax Parcel: 1-32-1.15110.00 Property Address: 112 E. 5th Street, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified

MORNING STAR Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on April 11, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of RICHARD & CHARLOTTE LECATES and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 3/6/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that parcel of land in Sussex County, State of Delaware, as more fully described in Deed Book 2504, Page 93,10# 3-31-5-1814.00, being known and designated as Lot 3, Block A, Augustus S. Wooley Subdivision, filed in Plat Book NA, Page NA, metes and bounds property. Being the same lands and premises which Shawn M. Sylvia and Barbara M. Sylvia did grant and convey unto Lonnie E. Peterson, Sr. by deed dated July 14, 2000 and recorded on July 17, 2000 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 02504 Page 093. Tax Parcel: 3-31-5.1814.00 Property Address: 6 North Pine Street, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check

payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on April 11, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of LONNIE E. PETERSON, SR. and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 3/6/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain tract, piece and parcel of land situate, lying and being in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a pipe set on the Northern right-ofway of DE. RT. 20, said pipe being 1,300 feet, more or less, West of Co. Rd. 552, and also being located on the East side of a 50 foot right-of-way; thence North 8 degrees 55 minutes 40 seconds East 302 feet to a pipe set in a ditch, a corner for lands now or formerly of Leonard Combee and lands

• MARCH 6 - 12, 2008 of Allen I. Thomas; thence continuing North with the Eastern boundary of said right-of-way adjoining lands of Allen Thomas, known as parcel B, North 9 degrees 39 minutes 0 seconds East 600 feet to a point; thence North 10 degrees 42 minutes 31 seconds West 254.22 feet with said rightof-way to a pipe; thence turning and running North 83 degrees 32 minutes 35 seconds West 150 feet to a pipe, a corner for these lands and lands of Allen Thomas; thence turning and running by and with said Thomas lands, North 3 degrees 9 minutes 25 seconds East 300 feet to a pipe; thence North 52 degrees 36 minutes 25 seconds East 17.25 feet to a pipe; thence continuing on the same bearing 5.25 feet to a point in the center of Horse Pen Branch; thence following the center of said branch the following courses and distances, South 50 degrees 24 minutes 6 seconds East 47.58 feet to a point; thence South 72 degrees 8 minutes 40 seconds East 115.21 feet to a point; thence South 66 degrees 30 minutes 2 seconds East 30.90 feet to a point; thence turning and running by and with lands of Allen Thomas, South 13 degrees 23 minutes 25 seconds West 12 feet to a pipe; thence continuing on the same bearing 247.15 feet to a pipe and the place of beginning, containing 1.136 acres, more or less, as surveyed by Gene R. Littleton, PLS 355, July, 1992. Being the same lands and premises which Allen L. Thomas and Rachel A. Thomas did grant and convey unto Harvey B. Kimbrough, III and Clara M. Kimbrough by deed dated October 22, 1992 and recorded on October 23, 1992 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 1876 Page 304. Tax Parcel: 5-31-12.001.02 Property Address: 4383 Horse Pen Road, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superi-

or Court on April 11, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of CLARA M. & HARVEY P. KIMBROUGH, III and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 3/6/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, being known Lot 34, BEAVER DAM HEIGHTS, as shown on plot of subdivision recorded in Plot Book 2, Page 75, and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a pipe located on the Southeasterly right-of-way line of Beaver Dam Drive, said pipe being a corner for this lot and Lot 33, South 40 deg. 28' 52" East 261.60 feet to a concrete monument; thence containing the same course along Lot 33, 12.2 feet more or less, to a point and Williams Pond; thence turning and running by and with the said Williams Point; in a Southwesterly direction, the distance necessary to reach a point and Lot 35; thence along Lot 35, North 32 deg. 05' 00" West 19 feet more or less to a concrete monument; thence continuing the same course along Lot 35, a distance of 222.43 feet to a pipe locat-

ed on the Southeasterly right-of-way line of the said Beaver Dam Drive; thence with a curve, whose arc is 77.90 feet, along the Southeasterly right-¬of-way line of the said Beaver Dam Drive, a chord bearing of North 45 deg. 50' 43" East 77.65 feet back to the place of beginning, said to contain 25,475 square feet of land, be the same more or less, as shown on a survey prepared by Thomas A. Temple, Jr., Registered Surveyors, dated June 20, 2005. Being the same lands and premises which Jane E. Tate did grant and convey unto Richard A. Ashby by deed dated June 30, 2005 and recorded on July 1, 2005 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3164 Page 332. Tax Parcel: 3-31-6.00215.00 Property Address: 24431 Beaver Dam Road, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on April 11, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of RICHARD A. ASHBY and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 3/6/2tc See LEGALS—page 41


MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 40

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain piece, parcel and tract of land lying and being situate in the City of Seaford, Seaford Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware and being and described more particularly as follows to wit: Beginning at a nail found on the Northerly side of King Street and being a corner for this lot and lands of Ray B. Sisk; Thence with King Street South 70 degrees 54 minutes 47 seconds West a distance of 63.74 feet to a nail found, Thence with Arch Street North 19 degrees 57 minutes 43 seconds West a distance of 44.11 feet to a pipe found, Thence with lands of G.F. Sisk III North 69 degrees 47 minutes 08 seconds East a distance of 65.36 feet to a pipe found; Thence with lands of Sisk South 17 degrees 54 minutes 13 seconds West a distance of 45.40 feet home to the point and place of Beginning said to contain 2,888 Sq. Ft. of land be the same more or less, as shown on a plat by the Temple-Sellers, Inc., dated Jan. 30, 2004. Commonly known as: 402 King Street, Seaford, DE 19973 Parcel: 4-31-5.00-179.00. Being the same lands and premises which Michael W. Messick and Alice E. Massick did grant and convey unto Kevin Freeman by deed dated April 7, 2006 and recorded on October 12, 2006 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3371 Page 150. Tax Parcel: 4-31-5.00179.00 Property Address: 402 King Street, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified

Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on April 11, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of KEVIN FREEMAN and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 3/6/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, known as Parcel "D" of the subdivision of lands of Gary P. and Jacqueline A. Calloway, as shown on a plot recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware in Plot Book 63, Page 30. Being the same lands and premises which Vinod Singh and Jonnell D. Lassiter n/k/a Jonnell D. Singh did grant and convey unto Vinod Singh and Jonnell D. Singh by deed dated July 26, 2000 and recorded on August 15, 2000 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware in Deed Book 02512 Page 053. Tax Parcel: 2-31-17.0027.06 Property Address: 12397

Baker Mill Road, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on April 11, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JONNELL D. & VINOD SINGH and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 3/6/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, located on the Northerly side of an existing dirt road and more particularly described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a concrete monument located at the Northerly edge on the right of way line of said dirt road,

• MARCH 6 - 12, 2008 said concrete monument being North 69 deg. 27' 00" West approximately 943 feet from the centerline of Route 13A; thence by and with the Northerly edge of the right of way line of said dirt road North 69 deg. 27" 00" West a distance of 86.80 feet to a concrete monument; thence North 20 deg. 29' 27: East along land now or formerly of Clifford Moore a distance of 435.60 feet to a concrete monument; thence South 83 deg. 94' 51" East along land now or formerly of the St. Joe Paper Co A distance of 189.86 feet to a concrete monument; thence South 21 deg. 47' 00" West along land now or formerly of Thomas Willey a distance of 121.25 feet to a concrete monument; thence North 68 deg. 46' 00" West along land now or formerly of David Brown a distance of 86.40 feet to a concrete monument; thence South 21 deg. 51' 40" West along land now or formerly of David Brown a distance of 364.25 feet to a concrete monument, said concrete monument being the place of Beginning. Subject to restrictions, conditions, covenants, rights, rights of way, and easements now of record, if any. Together with all the tenements and appurtenances thereto and the reversion, remainders, rents and profits thereof. Being the same lands and premises which Brenda M Hastings did grant and convey unto Brenda M Hastings, Ronald Hastings and Brandi Hastings by deed dated October 28, 2005 and recorded on November 8,2005 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3228 Page 097. Tax Parcel: 5-32-6.0037.00 Property Address: 10399 Hearns Way, Delmar Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on April 11, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and

PAGE 41 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of RONALD, BRANDI & BRENDA M. HASTING and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 3/6/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain parcel of land situated in the County of Sussex, State of Delaware, being known and designated as a metes and bounds property as fully described in Book 385, Page 248, recorded 4/29/49, Sussex County Records. Being the same lands and premises which Dorace Estelle Tice did grant and convey unto Raymond C. Tice, Jr. and Trudy Tice by deed dated February 13, 2001 and recorded on May 14, 2001 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2590 Page 180. Tax Parcel: 1-32-12.0049.00 Property Address: 28506 Seaford Road, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified

Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on April 11, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of TRUDY & RAYMOND TICE, JR. and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 3/6/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN lot, piece and parcel of land situate, lying and being in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, being known as LOT TWENTY-FOUR (24) on a plot of MARATHON ESTATE, which plot is recorded in Plot book 49, Page 106, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County at Georgetown, Delaware, which supersedes a Plot recorded in Plot Book 46, Page 266. This conveyance is subject to all the easements, covenants and restrictions as shown on the foregoing Plot and the Marathon Estates Agreement of Restrictions, Covenants and Conditions recorded in Deed Book 18778, Page 211, and the First Amendment to the Agreement of Restrictions, Covenants and Conditions See LEGALS—page 42


PAGE 42 Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 3/6/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of an order issued by the Court of Chancery, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN lot, piece or parcel of land lying and being situate in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, and more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a stake at the Northwest intersection of State Highway #501 leading to Laurel with State Highway #502 leading form Delmar to Mardella; thence along the Northerly right-ofway line of State Highway #502 North 75 1/4 degrees West 210 feet to a stake; thence for a new division line in these lands the following two courses: (a) North 22 degrees East 210 feet to a stake; (b) South 75 1/4 degrees East 210 feet to a stake in the Westerly right-of-way line of State Highway #501, thence along the Westerly right-ofway line of State Highway #501, South 22 degrees West 210 feet home to the point or place of beginning, containing one (1) acre of land be the same more or less. BEING THE SAME LANDS and premises which Marvin R. Smith and Betty C. Smith, by certain Deed dated the 3rd day of October, A.D., 1973 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Deed Book 719, page 258, did grant and convey to Marvin Lee Smith and Shirley M. Smith, his wife, (as Tenants by the Entirety, with the Right of Survivorship), in fee. The said Marvin Lee Smith having died on July 18, 1976, the lands and premises

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LEGALS - from Page 41 in Deed Book 2148, Page 53. Being the same lands and premises which MJM Realty Company, LLC did grant and convey unto Martin J. Bush by deed dated February 2, 2007 and recorded on February 6, 2007 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3414 Page 009. Tax Parcel: 3-31-4.00143.00 Property Address: 34 Marathon Drive, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on April 11, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of MARTIN J. BUSH and will be sold by

MORNING STAR passed to Shirley M. Smith, in fee. Tax Parcel: 5-32-19.0024.00 & 24.01 Property Address: 38080 Saint George Road, Delmar Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before April 7, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on April 11, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of SHIRLEY SMITH RYALL A/K/A SHIRLEY M. SMITH and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 3/6/2tc

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• MARCH 6 - 12, 2008

On the Record Marriage Licenses Sussex County Clerk of the Peace George Parish joyfully announces the following couples have obtained marriage licenses: Thomas Eugene Clemmons, Seaford to Erica Lynn Jackson, Seaford Saul Valdes, Seaford to Maria Ramirez, Seaford Bryan K. Morgan, Laurel to Jamie Lee Hickerson, Laurel Chadd N. Magruder, Seaford to Jennifer Lee Alberts, Seaford Belisario Sontay, Laurel to Leandra Liberata Tzun Vicente, Laurel

Divorces The Family Court of Delaware signed these divorce decrees during January 2008: Alison H. Webber from Thomas E. Webber. Laurie A. Reo from John G. Reo. Theresa A. Matson from Lawrence C. Matson. Rodney J. Short from Eileen C. Short. Howard Vanwye from Patricia Vanwye Eva N. Birdsong from Jason L. Birdsong. Jeremy R. Blank from Cindy L. Blank. Debra L. Walters-Revels from Judson P. Revels. Wanda D. Ward from Alfonso D. Ward. Shirley Metcalf from Stanley E. Ricketts. Durron E. Jones from Karsha L. Burnette. Regina A. Postley from Kenneth Postley Sr. David S. Cerney from Gertrude Hillman. Charles D. Watkins from Brenda Watkins. Brett S. Blemle from Danielle A. Frace. Candice N. Hurd from Justin R. Wood. Karen Sullivan from Fred T. Wothers. Karen Hostedler from Colby L. Hostedler. Linda Granquist from Carl Granquist. Sally L. Mcfall from James L. Mcfall. Aleksejs Buinovskis from Oksana Zahraova. Mercedes Ramirez from Claudia Ramos Ramirez. Marvetta F. Mccray from Corey L. Lewis. Donald W. Keen from Michele S. Keen. Amber M. Boyden from John R. Boyden III. Daren W. Purnell from Trineina E. Purnell. Crystal Asbury from David J. Burkett. Ruth Lecates from Chad Lecates. Megan Daily from Westley Cox. Lease Farren from Carl B. Faulkner, Jr. Denise Waples from Weldon M. Thomas. Bonnie L. Walker from George W. Knott. Yolanda R. Saunders from Jovonte L. Nancy A. Evans from Michael W. Evans. Daniel Mumford from Cecelia Mumford.

LAST WEEK'S SOLUTION

Deeds

09/17/07, Rafael A. and Brenda M. Gutierrez to Viola V. Willey, parcel, Little Creek Hundred, $220,000 09/13/07, Thomas E. Jr. and Darlene K. Santee to Jeffrey D. Shiery, Lot No. 46, Lands of Gray and Layton Development Company, Town of Bridgeville, subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $55,000 09/19/07, David C. and Wendy L. Hutt to Keith Thomas and Tracey Lynn Hale, Lot No. 42, Bridgeville Chase, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $315,595 09/18/07, W. Douglas and Patricia M. Whaley, Trustees to Douglas M. and Loretta E. Breen, Lot Nos. 91-94, Lands of Sussex Development Company, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $275,000 09/20/07, Edward H. Grimm to Bruce L. Sr. and Avis S. Mosley, Lot No. 25, Deep Pines, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $277,000 09/19/07, Richard Harold Hatter, Connie Lee Insley and RoseAnna May DeBoeser to Jonlyn of Seaford, LLC, Lot No. 28, Section C, Westview Extended, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $80,000 09/20/07, Gary F. and Joyce M. Rantz to Eugene Ellis, Lot No. 9, Lands for Gary F. and Joyce M. Rantz, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $57,500 09/19/07, Timothy Ramey Construction, Inc. to Brenda L. Adams, Lot No. 1, Phillips Hill Road, subdivision, Broad Creek Hundred, $175,000 09/21/07, Estate of Robert M. Shofstahl, Robert W. Shofstahl, Administrator and Heir of Robert M. Shofstahl Estate, James H. Shofstahl, Heir of Robert M. Shofstahl Estate, and Jean E. Shofstahl, Heir of Robert M. Shofstahl Estate to Leonard F. and Patricia A. Byler, Lot No. 26, Villa Park Estates, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $44,000 09/21/07, Mary Ellen Wheatley, Trustee to Barry K. and Joan E. Neal, Parcel No. 6, Fox Run Farms, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $395,000 09/21/07, Wheatley Ventures, Inc. to Accessible Home Builders, Inc., Lot No. 12, Clearbrooke Estates, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $69,900 09/21/07, Doris G. Bailey to Travis Daniels, Parcel Nos. I-II, Town of Laurel, Little Creek Hundred, $55,000

Building Permits

02/14/08, Francis T. and Eleanor Ireland, E/SD Highway 561, Seaford Hundred, Carport/Det. Garage, $15,992 02/15/08, Keith and Kristine Neville, E/Rd. No. 559, Lot No. 4, Seaford Hundred, Inground Pool, $26,500 MRJ Rentals LLC, W/Railroad Avenue, Little Creek Hundred, Community Building, $1,200,000 02/19/08, Sussex Ventures, Inc., E/Rd. No. 550 Parcel D, Seaford Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $92,434 Robert M. and Maria E. Fisch, Hill-NDale Subdivision, Lot No. 30, Broad Creek Estates, Install Windows, $14,000 Dennis L. and Sharon K. Shockley, W/Rt. No. 468, 1.01 Acres, Broad Creek Hundred, Den/Living Room, $21,120 Mark L. and Patricia L. Freedman, Sunnyside Meadows, Lot No. 1, Nanticoke Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $130,747 02/20/08, Heather Madden, Holly Ridge, Lot No. 24, Little Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $122,120


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Seaford Star Sports

Paige Venables- SeafordFirst team All-Conference

Vashad Whidbee- WoodbridgeFirst team All-Conference

Zach Hearn- Seaford HighFirst team All-Conference

Andrew Halter- Seaford First team All-Conference

K’yan Andrews- Woodbridge First team All-Conference

Keyshawn Purnell- SeafordFirst team All-Conference

Woodbridge senior K’yan Andrews puts the finishing touches on an alley-oop slam dunk during last Friday’s win over Polytech in the second round of the state boys’ basketball tournament. They play was part of a 13-0 Raider run to seal the team’s win over the Panthers. Photo by Mike McClure

Raiders ‘slam’ Panthers in final minutes of state tournament game Woodbridge boys advance to semifinals with win over McKean By Mike McClure The Woodbridge varsity boys’ basketball team led Polytech by as many as 13 points in the first quarter of last Friday’s state tournament game in Bridgeville. The Panthers held a narrow lead throughout most of the third quarter, but the Raiders ended the game with a 13-0 run for a 6757 win. The home standing Raiders held a 9-6 lead early in the first quarter as Marc Nock scored on a feed from Vashad Whidbee and Whidbee hit a three-pointer. Deaven Horne hit two jump shots, Jordan Mosley made a three-point play, and Mosley hit a jumper at the buzzer off feed from Nock to make the score 21-10 after one quarter of play. Mosley scored seven points in the quarter and Whidbee and Horne had four points each. Anthony Myles paced Polytech with six points. Woodbridge’s Andre Dickerson had a tip in to start the second quarter before the Panthers went on an 8-0 run to make the score 23-18. Horne had five points including a three-pointer and K’yan Andrews made a foul line jumper to keep the Raiders up by five (30-25). Polytech scored the next five points including Carlos Benson’s basket which knotted the score at 30-30 with 1:09 left in the half. Whidbee answered with a tip

Raider point guard Deaven Horne looks to make a move during last Friday’s state tournament game. Horne scored 14 points in Woodbridge’s 67-57 victory over Polytech. Photo by Mike McClure

in for a 32-30 Woodbridge lead at the half. Horne led the Raiders with nine points and Mosley had seven first half Continued on page 46


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BELLE FOR TWO- Sussex Tech’s Kory Belle goes up for a lay-up during last Friday’s game in Georgetown. Belle had 18 points to pace the Ravens in the 68-52 win over St. Elizabeth. See story and additional photos on page 48. Photo by David Elliott

REBOUND- Milligan’s Hauling’s Quane Bowen, left, fights for a rebound with MAG’s Leon West during last weekend’s Laurel Youth Sports basketball game. Photo by Mike McClure

Local seniors to play in Blue-Gold basketball games The following local seniors were selected to play in the Blue-Gold all-star basketball game which will take place April 6 at the University of Delaware: boys- Kory Belle, Sussex Tech; K’yan Andrews, Woodbridge; Deaven Horne, Woodbridge; Josh Owens, Seaford; Kevin Ricketts, Delmar; and Vashad Whidbee, Woodbridge. Woodbridge head coach Damon Ayers and Sussex Central head coach Vince Evans are the Gold team’s head coaches. Girls- Ambre’ Burbage, Seaford; Katie McMahon, Delmar; Leigh Powell, Sussex Tech; Samantha Savage, Seaford; and Jenna Schrock, Woodbridge. Woodbridge coach Artie Uhlich is the Gold head coach with Sussex Tech’s Wes Townsend and Woodbridge’s Ty Smith and Charles Fountain serving as assistant coaches.


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Seaford Stars of the Week

Shown above (l to r) are the Seaford girls’ swim team award winners: Olivia Bradham, Outstanding Swimmer; Jeanmarie Ferber, Get Wet Award for team spirit and leadership; Kelly Kimpton, Most Improved Award; and Paige Venables, High Point Scorer Award. Below ( l to r) are the Seaford boys’ swim team award winners: Andrew Halter, Outstanding Swimmer and High Point Scorer; Daniel DeMott, Get Wet Award for team spirit and leadership; and Jon Schwinn, Most Improved Award. Photos by Gene Bleile

Male Co-Athlete of the WeekVashad Whidbee- Woodbridge

Male Co-Athlete of the WeekK’yan Andrews- Woodbridge

Woodbridge senior Vashad Whidbee had 12 points and five assists in Friday’s win over Polytech and a gamehigh 26 points against McKean on Sunday.

Woodbridge senior K’yan Andrews had 17 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks in a win over Polytech on Friday before netting 19 in a quarterfinal victory over McKean on Sunday.

Honorable mention- Rachel Lins- Delmarva Christian; Emily Pentoney- Delmarva Christian; Deaven Horne- Woodbridge; Jordan Mosley- Woodbridge; Jeffone Hill- Sussex Tech; Kory Belle- Sussex Tech; Andrew Townsend- Sussex Tech

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BETWEEN THE LINES By Gene Bleile, Seaford Sports reb60315@yahoo.com

Senior Andrew Halter raises the bar in swimming excellence at Seaford High

Woodbridge junior Marc Nock goes up for a shot against a Polytech defender during last Friday’s state tournament game. Nock had 10 points in the Raiders’ 67-57 win over the Panthers. Photo by Mike McClure

Woodbridge basketball continued points. Myles led all scorers with 15 points for the Panthers. Myles hit a three-pointer and Isiah Strand added a basket to help Polytech to a one point lead early in the second half. Polytech led by as many as seven points before Andrews scored six points to move the Raiders within two (47-45) at the end of the third quarter. Andrews and Whidbee each netted six third quarter points. Myles opened the quarter with a steal and a basket, but the Raiders responded with four points on a basket by Whidbee and two free throws by Horne to tie things up at 49-49 with 5:53 left in the game. Myles scored four points to give Polytech a 55-52 lead as Andrews and Whidbee each picked up their fourth foul. Horne made both ends of a one and one to pull the Raiders within one point with 3:48 left and Strand answered with a field goal. Dickerson had a steal and feed to Nock who made the basket and was fouled. Nock made the free throw to tie the score at 57-57 with three minutes left in the game. Andrews made one of two free throws before Dickerson pulled down a rebound and passed the ball to Mosley who threw up an alley-oop pass to Andrews for the

slam dunk to give the Raiders a 60-57 lead, bringing the home crowd to its feet. Woodbridge scored the final seven points of the game, capping a 13-0 run, to pull out the 67-57 home win. Andrews scored seven of his 17 points in the fourth quarter along with nine rebounds and three blocks. Horne had 14 points; Whidbee added 12 points, five assists, and three steals; Nock netted 10 points; Mosley added nine points; and Dickerson contributed five points and eight rebounds for Woodbridge. Myles led the Panthers with 27 points and seven rebounds. “We had to slow down Myles,” Jordan Mosley said of the Raiders’ effort to stop the Panthers’ leading scorer. “They didn’t want to go home just like we didn’t want to go home,” added Whidbee. The second round win set up a quarterfinal match up against fourth seeded McKean last Sunday at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark. The fifth seeded Raiders jumped out to a 22-6 lead in the first quarter and didn’t look back in the 78-54 win. Whidbee scored 26 points, Andrews had 19 points, Mosley netted nine points and Horne and Jervontae Dale each had six points. FULL COURT PRESSWo o d b r i d g e senior Jordan Mosley defends as a Polytech player looks to inbound the ball during last week’s game in Bridgeville. Mosley had nine points in his team’s 67-57 win over Polytech.

Seaford’s Andrew Halter has just completed a swimming career at Seaford High School that many fans will never forget. He has set numerous pool records that will raise the bar for all swimmers that follow him. His name will remain on the Blue Jays’ record board at the Western Boys and Girls Club for a long, long time. Andrew, the son of Steve and Connie Halter, had his distinguished four year varsity career come to an end two weeks ago with another second team All-State honor and a second place finish in the 100 yard back stroke at the State Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Delaware pool. Over the past four years, he has quietly and humbly collected the following honors: four year HAC champion, 2006-07, 2007-08 back-to-back MVP HAC honors, four year first team HAC, 2006 All-State honorable mention, 2007 second team AllState, 2008 second team All-State and 2006-08 Seaford High School Most Outstanding Swimmer and high point scorer. Andrew presently holds seven out of eight individual Seaford High School swimming records (200 freestyle, 200 I.M., 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke) and he is also part of three record setting relay teams (200 I.M, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle). Head varsity boys’ swim team coach Jackie Morris had this to say about her record setting swimmer, “I call Andrew a humble champion. He has been the top swimmer at Seaford High School for the past three years. His versatility, hard work and dedication helped to lead our team to two Henlopen Conference Championships. Andrew has accomplished more than any other swimmer in the history of Seaford swimming. It has been an honor and a pleasure to have been his coach.” In addition, Andrew also plays varsity soccer (with Henlopen Conference and All-State goalie honors) and will be starting his varsity tennis season in a few weeks. In his spare time, he carries a full load of honors, AP and Academic Chal-

The Jays’ Andrew Halter flashes a winning smile after setting a pool record of 5:20.60 in the 500 free style. Photo by Gene Bleile

lenge courses with a 4.0 GPA. Other accomplishments and club memberships include; distinguished honor roll, The National Honor Society, Key Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and he was named Kiwanis Male Athlete of the Year for 2007. It is a pleasure to see another one of my former elementary physical education students reach excellence in both academics and athletics. I wish you continued success in the spring sports season and next year in college. Blue Jay Notebook: * Andrew has also been a member of the Seaford High Band and Jazz Band * Andrew also plays the piano and has participated in the Guild (The National Piano Players Auditions) * He began swimming at age five on the SSA Dolphins Swim Team * He has been accepted to Widener College, George Mason University and is waiting to hear from the University of Delaware * Andrew wants to major in Civil Engineering.

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Jamie Swain- SeafordFirst team All-Conference

George Blanchard- SeafordFirst team All-Conference

Jenna Schrock Woodbridge First team All-South

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Gernie Purnell- SeafordFirst team All-Conference

Drew Venables- SeafordFirst team All-Conference

Seaford Star Henlopen Conference winter sports all-conference first team photos by Gene Bleile, Mike McClure, and Baxter Smith

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Woodbridge Winter Sports banquet is March 13 The Woodbridge Winter Athletic Banquet will be held Thursday March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Tickets can be purchased from Mrs. Little or coach Lofland at a cost of $1 for athletes and $10 for all others. The deadline for purchasing tickets is March 6. The school dress code is required at the banquet.

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Ravens top St. Elizabeth at home, fall to Dover in state quarterfinals By Mike McClure The Sussex Tech varsity boys’ basketball team advanced to the state quarterfinals with a 68-52 win over St. Elizabeth last Friday in Georgetown. But the Ravens’ season came to an end with a narrow loss to Dover on Sunday. On Friday, sixth seeded Sussex Tech trailed 22nd seeded St. Elizabeth, 19-15, at the end of the first quarter and 31-29 at the half. The Ravens erupted for a 20-8 advantage in the third quarter and went on to win, 68-52, in front of the home crowd. Kory Belle led the way with 18 points, Jeffone Hill had 17 points, Andrew Townsend added 11 points, and Corey Wyatt and Sean Hopkins netted eight points apiece for the Ravens. On Sunday, Sussex Tech held a 12-9 lead over 14th seeded Dover at the end of the first quarter. The Senators, fresh off a 59-56 win over third seeded Glasgow in the second round of the state tournament, used a 21-12 advantage in the second quarter to take a 30-24 advantage going into half-time. Sussex Tech outscored Dover, 20-17, in the third quarter and 19-17 in the fourth, but it was not enough to over come the six point Senator lead. Dover won the game, 64-63, thanks to a basket with five second left in the contest. Dover topped Sussex Tech, 61-56, in Georgetown on Dec. 7 before the Ravens avenged their home loss with a 71-63 victory in Dover on Jan. 31.

Alex Thomas- Sussex Tech First team All-Conference

Darius Sivels- Sussex Tech First team All-Conference

Sussex County Sports Foundation to hold baseball skills showcase

Sussex Tech’s Jacob Mitchell goes up for a shot during the Ravens’ home win in the second round of the state tournament last week. Photo by David Elliott

Hill scored a game-high 27 points in Sussex Tech’s loss on Sunday. Belle added 10 points and Townsend had nine points in the loss.

Sussex County Sports Foundation is presenting the Delmarva Showcase, which is a baseball skills showcase for players to display their skills to college coaches. The event will take place on June 14 (rain date is June 15) at Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown. The morning session will take place 9 a.m. to noon (first 50 registered players) and the afternoon session will be from 1 to 4 p.m. (first 50 registered players). The cost is $150 per participant per session and the registration deadline is June 1 (unless sessions are full prior to that date). Players registered prior to May 1 will receive a discount of $15 per session. Each participant can attend both sessions for $300. Players must be high school freshman or older and must be from the Eastern Shore. Players can choose two positions to showcase their skills. Interested participants can contact the Sussex County Sports Foundation at 302-644-7777 or info.box@scsportsfoundation.com.

Send sports info to the Star’s new-email address Got sports? Send your sports scores, photos, and press releases to the Star’s new sports e-mail address: sports@mspublications.com. Call sports editor Mike McClure at 302-629-9788 with any questions.

Local players named to PACC all-conference teams The following local players were recently named to the Peninsula Athletic Christian Conference (PACC) boys’ and girls’ basketball allconference teams: Boys- first team- Madison Warfel, Greenwood Mennonite; Kevin Palmer, Salisbury Christian; Derek Scott, Greenwood Mennonite; Phillip Wands, Seaford Christian; second team- Greg Russell, Seaford Christian; Jeremy Yoder, Greenwood Mennonite; Steven Lambrose, Salisbury Christian; Ike Lewis, Salisbury Christian Girls- first team- Nikki Meredith, Seaford Christian; Amy Adkins, Salisbury Christian; Jennifer Carr, Seaford Christian; Amber Swartzentruber, Greenwood Mennonite; second team- Cassie Attix, Greenwood Mennonite; Julia Carr, Seaford Christian

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Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club holding signups The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club will hold signups for the following spring and summer programs: Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading- Signups will take place for Seaford’s only competitive traveling cheer and football league. The league is open to children ages 5-15 at a cost of $65 per person. Players must meet weight requirements. Games will be played against Laurel, Woodbridge, Harrington, Cape, etc. Pop Warner is the nation’s largest and oldest youth organization in the country. Registrations will be held on March 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaford Boys and Girls Club. The league is proud to be a recipient of the NFL Youth Football Fund for two years . Co-Ed Lacrosse Clinic- The Co-Ed Lacrosse Clinic is open to ages 7-12 and will take place March 16-April 30 at a cost of $10. The clinic will meet Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 6-7:30 p.m. This league will teach the fundamentals and game play of lacrosse. Jr. NBA Basketball League- This coed league is open to ages 6-18 and will run March 18- April 30 at a cost of $10. This structured coed league includes practice and a refereed game each week. It is open to beginner level to advance. Trophies are provided and an awards banquet will wrap up the season.

Seaford Department of Recreation holding spring signups Signups going on now for the Seaford Department of Recreation’s spring basketball league. The co-ed league is open to ages 8-18 at a cost of $20 per person. Co-ed and women’s volleyball leagues- The entry fee is $115 per team with entries to be done by phone. Co-ed league play Monday nights and women play Tuesday nights. Men’s modified and slow-pitch softball leagues- Call 629-6809 for more information or to enter a team. Co-ed softball- A co-ed softball league is now forming with games to be played on Sunday afternoon. There must be at least four teams to have a league. Men’s flag football league- Games will be played on Sunday mornings. There is a coaches’ meeting March 4 at 7 p.m. at Rec office. Call for more info. Year-round programs offered- SDR’s year-round programs are also continuing at the recreation office including belly dancing and karate classes. Call for more info or to sign up.

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Laurel Youth Sports Basketball to host ‘08 Town Tourney Laurel Youth Sports Basketball will hold its annual Town Tournament starting Friday, March 29. The tournament, which will be a 13 and under double elimination tournament, will be held at the Laurel Middle School Field House starting Friday, March 29. Players must be 13 before March 31 (you must have proof of age). Teams will consist of two coaches and no more than 12 players. There will be two 18 minute halves with four time outs per game. No public school seventh and eighth grade middle school players are allowed to play. Admission to the games will cost $2 for adults and $1 for children. There will be a concession stand and raffles throughout the weekend. If your town team is interesting in playing in the tournament please contact Jeff and Marie Gordy at 875-7298.

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Drew Pianka of Laurel, shown during a swim meet this winter, went undefeated during the winter swim season as a member of the Ennis Otters of Georgetown.

Drew Pianka has an undefeated swim season Laurel’s Drew Pianka went undefeated during the winter swim season for the Ennis Otters of Georgetown. In the Otters’ home meet against Chesapeake (Dec. 15), Pianka placed first in the 50 free, 50 butterfly, and the 100 individual medley. In the home meet against Sea Colony (Jan. 5) he was also a triple winner in the three events. In the Otters’ only away swim meet against the Seaford Boys and Girls Club (Dec. 12) and in the final home meet against Lake Forest (Jan. 26), Drew was a triple event winner in the 50 free, 50 fly, and the 100 IM. During the Two Bay Winter Swim Invitational held at Lake Forest on Feb. 1, Pianka placed first in all individual events and set four new invitational records in the backstroke (35.39), butterfly (33.73), freestyle (29.35); and the individual medley (1:18.55). He placed first in his age group in overall points.

Laurel softball boosters looking for members Laurel Softball Boosters is a newly formed booster group that is looking for members. The program is looking for the community’s support in order to help the girls at the middle school and high school in the sport of softball. The boosters have a lot of goals and are looking for help in order to be successful. If you would like to become a member or need more information please call president Russell Elliott at 302-875-8233 (home) or 302-853-2964 (cell).


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Woodbridge Raiders ride into state semifinals

Jordan Mosley

Vashad Whidbee

Deaven Horne

The Woodbridge High fans cheer on their team during last week’s win over Polytech in the second round of the state boys’ basketball tournament. The Blue Raiders and their fans will make their way to the University of Delaware on Thursday for the state tournament semifinals. Photo by Mike McClure

Derrick Short

K’yan Andrews

Justin Mosley

Woodbridge seniors play in final home game, first game at ‘the Bob’ Underclassmen, bench players play key role in run at state title By Mike McClure Andre Dickerson

Trez'mon Kane

Jorge Young

Marc Nock

Demond Anderson

Jervontae Dale

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ference play before an overtime loss to Sussex Central on Jan. 29. The Raiders also fell to Caesar Rodney on Feb. 5 but went on to an impressive 17-2 mark in the state’s most competitive conference. Woodbridge made its mark with its pressure defense, control of the boards, and unselfish team play on offense. “Coach tells us to play in practice like you would play in a game,” said Whidbee. “Without them (coaches) we wouldn’t be here today.” In addition to the team’s seniors, the Raiders are led by juniors Justin Mosley, Marc Nock, Jervontae Dale, and Jorge Young as well as Trez’mon Kane and Demond Anderson. Dale, Dickerson, and Young have each made key contributions off the bench for Woodbridge throughout the regular season and during the playoffs.

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Woodbridge head coach Damon Ayers looks on during the Raiders’ 67-57 win over Polytech last week. Photo by Mike McClure

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Last Friday’s home playoff game marked a first and a last for the five seniors on the Woodbridge boys’ basketball team. Seniors Vashad Whidbee, Deaven Horne, K’yan Andrews, Jordan Mosley, and Derrick Short played in their final home game in the 67-57 win over Polytech while competing in their first home playoff game. “It was a pleasure. We never had a home playoff game,” said Horne. “It was nice playing in front of our home crowd.” Following the Raiders’ home win in the second round of the state tournament, the team’s players got a chance to play in the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center for the first time. Away from the cozy confines of “the Cave,” the team and its fans made themselves at home at “the Bob.” “They’ve been our motivation,” Whidbee said. “We can’t let our fans down.” “It was a little bit of a transition, nothing we can’t handle,” added Horne. “It was a dream come true,” Mosley said of playing at the University of Delaware. Woodbridge, the fifth seed in the state tournament, earned a berth in Thursday’s state semifinals with a win over fourth seeded McKean on Sunday. A win against ninth seeded Newark would earn the school its first berth in the state finals since 1987. That team, which held a reunion during a game this season, fell to Newark in the championship game. This year’s team opened the season with eight straight wins in Henlopen Con-

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IRS disputes the myths that surround stimulus payments The Internal Revenue Service moved to set the record straight on several issues surrounding administration of the 2008 Stimulus Payments. Approximately 130 million taxpayers will receive checks of at least $300 beginning in May 2008. “The latest and most complete information is at IRS.gov,” said IRS Spokesperson Gregg Semanick. “We are concerned that many important details are not being communicated clearly so we’d like all taxpayers to know the facts.” MYTH – The Stimulus Payment will reduce a taxpayer’s 2008 refund. FACT – The payment will NOT reduce refunds or increase the amount owed when a 2008 return is filed. MYTH – The Stimulus Payment is taxable. FACT – It is NOT taxable, but taxpayers are encouraged to keep a copy of the IRS notice they will receive later this year listing the amount of payment. In the event a taxpayer does not qualify to receive the full amount this year but does next year, the notice will be a record of the previous amount received. MYTH – Taxpayers needn’t do anything in order to receive a Stimulus Payment. FACT – Taxpayers must file a 2007 tax return in order to be eligible for a payment. After filing a 2007 return, however, the taxpayer is set and the IRS will do the rest. MYTH – Everybody is eligible for a check. FACT – At the minimum, a taxpayer

must have at least $3,000 of “qualifying income” to receive either $300 (Single) or $600 (Married Filing Joint). Qualifying income includes Social Security benefits, certain Railroad Retirement benefits, certain veterans’ benefits and earned income, such as income from wages, salaries, tips and self-employment. For taxpayers filing joint tax returns, only a total of $3,000 of qualifying income from both spouses is required to be eligible. Also, for those who don’t normally file, a tax return (Form 1040A) will be needed this year to get a check. MYTH – Only paper checks will be issued. FACT – Direct Deposit is the best way to receive the payment. Eligible taxpayers who choose direct deposit for their 2007 tax year refund will receive their Stimulus Payment the same way. MYTH – The IRS will contact taxpayers either by phone or e-mail about their payments. FACT – Watch for scams! IRS will not contact taxpayers by phone or e-mail about Stimulus Payments or refunds. The IRS reminds those who don’t have any other requirement to file a tax return that submitting a tax return to qualify for the economic stimulus payments does not create any additional tax or trigger a tax bill. In addition, the stimulus payments will not have any effect on eligibility for federal benefits. Complete details are available at www.irs.gov.

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Aviation Hall of Fames adds four Four people have been elected recently to the board of trustees of the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame (DAHF), which raises the board to 15, said Harry Van Den Heuvel, president. Describing the panel as a “working board,” he said its workload has expanded since inception of the organization with 12 trustees in 1999. The new trustees include Michael D. Brock of Newark, Charles E. Corbett of Newark, James A. Hickin of Milford, and Ronald G. Mehan of Newark. Michael D. Brock, proprietor of Hard Gallery in Newark, flew 283 helicopter combat missions in the Viet Nam War. Stateside, Capt. Brock was flight operations officer and later field commander at Tipton Army Airfield, Fort Meade, Md. In the active Army Reserve, he helped organize protocols for transfer of burn victims via helicopter. An acclaimed artist, he is creating a collection of historical paintings on aviation. Brock was inducted into the DAHF in 2006. Charles E. Corbett, Lt. Col. (Ret.), Newark, served 36 years in the Air Force. He flew B-52 bombers and hundreds of missions in Viet Nam action and Iraq. While in the Reserve, he flew for Eastern

Airlines until its demise. He then returned to active duty at Dover Air Force Base flying C-5 transports and became training commander for the C-5 squadron. James A. Hickin, Lt. Col. (Ret.), USAF, Milford, is manager of the Sussex County Airport in Georgetown. He has over 7,800 pilot hours and was the highest-qualified C-5 transport pilot in the Air Force. He has extensive airline pilot experience, commanded arctic search and rescue missions and performed pilot instruction in major equipment throughout the U.S. and Pacific region. Ronald G. Mehan, Col.(Ret.), Newark, was commander of the 166th Airlift Wing of the Delaware Air National Guard, where he was responsible for worldwide operations of 16 subordinate units. He is a command pilot with more than 9,000 flying hours in numerous aircraft, including combat in Southwest Asia. Following retirement from the military, he became an instructor at Flight Safety International at New Castle County Airport. For more information about the organization, visit www.DAHF.org.


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Letters to the Editor Keep two candles and a bowl of fresh or artificial flowers on the table where you eat dinner. Women can beat the winter blahs

1. When you get up in the morning put on a pretty housecoat. Comb your hair and put on your lipstick. If you don’t have a pretty housecoat, buy one at the Thrift Shop in the basement of the Methodist Manor House or the Curiosity Shop. 2. Turn on the radio (not the TV). 3. Eat a hearty breakfast (the most important meal of the day) — fruit or juice, cereal (preferably 100 percent whole grain or whole wheat or oatmeal) or eggs, toast (preferably whole grain), margarine, skim or 1 percent milk, and coffee or tea (optional). 4. Wash the dishes, dry them, and put them away. Tidy up the clutter in the kitchen. 5. Make your bed and tidy up the bedroom and bathroom. 6. Tidy up the dining room and room where you sit. 7. Keep two candles and a bowl of fresh or artificial flowers on the table where you eat dinner. You can buy three stalks of Artemisia for $3 at the florists and they last for at least two weeks if you keep them watered. Or you can buy a plant for $5, and it will keep even longer. 8. Once a week either telephone or write a note or a Get Well Soon card or a Thinking of You card to someone who would be pleased to know that you are thinking of her (or him). Keep a stack of cards on hand. There are a lot of lonely people out there. The Dollar Stores have nice cards for $1 a piece. 9. Once a week visit a friend in the nursing home or one who is house bound. Take a magazine. If you have ever been in that situation you know how much they need visitors. 10. Go for a walk every day (unless you are in an exercise program). Walk down to the corner and back. Then the

Stars’ Letters Policy All letters should include the writer’s name, address and phone number for verification purposes. Names will be published. No unsigned letters will be published. No letters which the management deems to be libelous will be published. The Star reserves the right to edit or reject any letters. Send your letters to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, or email morningstarpub @ddmg.net next day walk halfway around the block and back. Your ultimate goal should be to walk for half-an-hour fast enough so you are breathing faster and your heart is beating faster. If the weather is too bad to walk outside, you can walk in Wal-Mart or Lowe’s. 11. Once a week invite someone to meet you somewhere for lunch. 12. Once a week invite someone to come over for a cup of coffee (and a cinnamon bun) in the morning, or a cup of coffee or tea (and cookies) in the afternoon. You can’t beat Pepperidge Farm. 13. Every two weeks go to the library and check out a funny book, either fiction or non-fiction. The librarians will help you. 14. If you take a nap (recommended) be sure to wake up by 3 o’clock or you won’t be able to go to sleep that night. 15. When it gets dark turn on a cozy lit-

Nanticoke Derby at Heritage Shores Nanticoke Health Services will be hosting the 22nd annual Dinner and Auction on April 19, at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse. This year’s theme is “The Nanticoke Derby,” so get those “Derby Hats” out of the closet and get ready for “The Greatest Race” in thoroughbred history. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Charity Endowment

Prescription Fund and a certified Stroke Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Delaware National Bank will be atop the starting gate as the Presenting sponsor. Don Moore will once lead the spirited live auction. The cost to attend is $75 per person. Sponsorship packages are available. For further information and questions contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, extension 2404.

tle light in the front hall, the back hall, the kitchen, the room where you sit, and your bedroom. Don’t walk into a dark room — too dangerous. 16. Light the candles when you eat dinner. A glass of wine is recommended, preferably red — good for your heart. 17. Make it a point to watch comedy shows on TV. You can pick and choose among these, but I can guarantee that each one will give you a little lift, and several will give you a lot of little lifts. Jane Watson

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Since November 1988, I have enjoyed the honor and privilege of serving voters of the 17th Senatorial district. I consider this level of public service one of the highest honors anyone could achieve. I appreciate the trust, confidence and support bestowed upon me by the voters and that of my colleagues in both Chambers. Now, I announce my intention not to seek reelection. In the last several months, I have done much soul searching and spent many hours seeking sage counsel from trusted advisors. I believe that it is the right time for me to pass the baton of service and opportunity on to someone special that I, and more importantly, the voters of the 17th district know and trust.

I care deeply about public service and will continue to participate behind the scenes. In the meantime, I will invest more time and energy on my good health and my small business. Over the past 20 years, I have greatly enjoyed the opportunity to serve in a bipartisan manner with many distinguished individuals, including but not limited to: four Governors – Castle, Wolf, Carper and Minner plus a multitude of dedicated local, county, municipal, and other state government elected and appointed leaders. During this time we forged many alliances and lasting friendships, and I am proud to say that, together, we achieved many accomplishments; all in the best interests of our constituents. When I entered the public service arena our campaign enjoyed a tremendous amount of support from people of all walks of life; different party affiliations, multicultural segments of our communities, charitable and volunteer organizations, Little Leagues and volunteer firemen, and more. Each of you deserve a standing ovation for your positive contributions to our community, and you have my deepest thanks for your support in providing me the privilege of being YOUR Senator. God Bless you and yours, and God Bless America! John C. Still III Senator

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Church Bulletins Gospel Café March events Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will hold its Gospel Café every Saturday night at 6 p.m., featuring Bruce and Nancy Willey Music Ministry. Live Christian Music, fellowship, refreshments. Guest singers for March are: March 8 – Kaila Clucas (nine-year-old), Hannah Smith, The Crawfords. March 15 – Don White, Amanda Jones, Bill Primrose, Cassandra Abbott. March 22 – Ray-N-Trevor Marine, Kaila Cluscas (nine year old), Alexis Hudson, and Revived March 29 – Lights of Home. Every week, Mary Ann Young joins us. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact the church office at 875-3983, after 8 a.m., or call Bruce and Nancy Willey, 875-5539.

‘Learning to Listen’ workshop St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Georgetown invites the public to a workshop presented by the Rev. Jackie Lynn, executive director of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship. The workshop, titled “Learning to Listen,” is the first of many opportunities for Delawareans of all religious beliefs to learn essential listening skills as crucial elements of non-violent conflict resolution. Participants will focus on inner conflict as well as conflicts encountered in everyday lives. On Sunday, March 9, the Rev. Lynn will preach at the 10:30 a.m. worship at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Georgetown, corner of Pine and Academy streets. The workshop will begin at 1 p.m. Pre-registration for the workshop is required. The workshop cost is $10 per person. The public is encouraged to register with Debra Goebel at gbwcopper@aol.com or by calling St. Paul’s at 302-856-2894.

Ninety & Nine dinner meeting The Ninety & Nine extend an invitation to all women to join them for their quarterly dinner meeting at the Seaford Golf & Country Club, on Monday, March 17, at 6:30 p.m. The special speaker and singer for the evening is Jeana Beno. Jeana has served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at the University of Delaware for more than 13 years and currently helps to train campus staff as well as student leaders. Come, bring a friend. Reservations are necessary. Deadline is March 12. For more information call Joyce Thomas at 6292248, Michele Thompson at 877-0797, or Arvalene Moore at 875-4387.

Trinity UMC jewelry workshop Learn to make unique jewelry with inexpensive polymer clay! Classes will be held on Saturday, March 22, at Trinity United Methodist Church, on Dublin Hill Road (just northwest of Bridgeville), $15 per person – includes lesson (taught by a professional) and all supplies. Sign up early because space is limited. Call 629-4846 or 430-2040 to register. Sponsored by the Trinity Women’s Club.

‘Gospel Explosion’ The generation of praise of All Walks of Life Outreach Ministries will be sponsoring their second annual “Gospel Explosion” on March 29, at 6 p.m., held at the Citadel of Hope Deliverance Ministries (former Cathedral of Faith) in Concord. There will be many guest choirs, soloist, praise dancers and much more. For more information contact 875-7772 or email us awolministry@verizon.net. The host Pastors are Randy and Lorrie Jones.

Latin mass A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on March 16. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781

Fashion show & dinner A fashion show and dinner will be held March 8 at 4:30 p.m., at Nanticoke River Yacht Club. Tickets are $25. This is sponsored by Macedonia AME Church. The Rev. Dania R. Griffin is pastor. Call 6293116 for more information.

Easter egg hunt There will be an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m., on March 8, at Laurel Baptist Church, followed by a free community luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Everyone is invited. Come hunt, eat and fellowship. (West side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

“DOWN EAST BOYS” IN CONCERT Southern gospel quartet in a gospel concert fundraiser Saturday, April 19, 7 p.m. in the SCA Gymnasium. Tickets may be purchased from freshmen students, in the SCA Office, or at the door ($5 - $7). Everyone is invited for a night of uplifting Christian music and fellowship. For more information go to www.seafordchristian.org.

GOSPEL CONCERT AT GRACE BAPTIST - The Gospel trio “Enlighten” will be in concert at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 9. “Enlighten” is a Southern Gospel trio based in Greenwood. It is made up of Lisa Yoder, Mike Chupp, and John Warfel. They are known for singing tight vocal harmonies while lifting up the name of Jesus. Their goal is to encourage you in your walk with the Lord and to introduce new people to Jesus who is the savior of the world. The public is invited to this free concert. An offering will be taken to help with their expenses. For additional information call the church at 629-8434 or go to www.GraceSeaford.org

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Luscious and low-fat? Cookbook says it's possible ”How to eat constantly and lose weight.” ORETTA NORR That grabber headline in a Food & Wine Magazine e-mail was a surefire ploy to stop my hitting the old “delete” key; the fact that it was all about Pam Anderson held my attention. Not “that” Pam Anderson. This is the Pam Anderson of USA Weekend and Fine Cooking and the new monthly food editor for Better Homes and Gardens. After years of In a blender, combine the drained recipe testing, Pam found herself several chickpeas with the coconut milk, chopped pounds overweight. Sick of yoyo dieting tomatoes, apple juice, cilantro leaves, and hunger pangs, she set out to create garam masala and ground ginger and quick yet satisfying recipes and healthy puree the mixture until smooth. snacks to head off those nagging cravings. Note: Garam Masala is a blend of IndiHer regimen consists of small, frequent an spices similar to curry powder but not meals and daily exercise. In eight months she lost over 40 pounds and has kept them quite so hot. If you can’t find it, try using a bit each of cinnamon, cloves, cumin, off for four years. nutmeg, black pepper and cayenne. Her book, The Perfect Recipe for LosTransfer the puree to a medium ing Weight and Eating Great, was released saucepan. Stir in the chicken stock and this month. It’s filled with tricks for curbbring to a simmer over moderately high ing appetites and short cuts for preparing meals quickly. Here are a few examples of heat. Season with salt and black pepper. Ladle the soup into bowls, top with the yoher lusciously low-fat dishes. gurt and scallion greens and serve.

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Pam Anderson’s book, The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great, was released this month. It’s filled with tricks for curbing appetites and short cuts for preparing meals quickly. Here are a few examples of her lusciously low-fat dishes.

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Littletons do an about-face and decide to keep store open In the brief span of a few days after Kim Littleton announced the AT URPHY closing of her Central Avenue bait, craft and everything-else-by-season Kim, we like your store, store, her mind changed and she decided to stay a little longer — or maybe I should say a lot longer, but it is up to us to prove depending on her customers. After seeing her sign and reading the it. After all, the proof is in newspaper article and Pastor Mark Avin’s stirring letter in the Star, many went to Kim and Alan and the pudding, as they say. asked them to reconsider their decision. And they did. nity church hidden away off the main road Much to the delight of her regular cusbetween Laurel and Delmar. St. George’s, tomers, Kim now is in the process of reand you do know where it is. There is a stocking the store after the closing sale great bond between the people there, many that depleted her inventory. With baseball of whom are from Delmar and many from season a few weeks away, Kim is once Laurel. The church is hosting its annual again stocking up on things for the Little spring luncheon on Saturday, March 8, Leaguers. I do hope that the program uses her and I suppose that it does, as it, as well from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In case Kay and I are gone away that weekend, I would like as the town’s civic clubs, depends on the support of the small hometown businesses. to say "Hi" to Dolores Culver, the Rhodes family and all the fine folks there. Have a The signs at the Little League field tells great day! how much support the organization gets, as did the program handed out to which atIf my memory serves me correctly, I betendees at the recent high school play carlieve that Laurel graduates who have gone ried the names of local businesses that into the ministry will be honored at this support the school. And there are many year’s alumni banquet. Our high school other examples out there. historian, Morris Harris, is working on this. Well Kim, we like your store, but it is Some of the ones I can think of are Tommy up to us to prove it. After all, the proof is Starnes, Bob Goff, Roland Tice, Joe in the pudding, as they say. Lecates and Dick Blades. I do believe that Hooray for A & K! Centenary preacher John Van-Tine graduatYou know there is a great little commu- ed from Seaford, although many think he is a 100-percent Laurel native. Well, maybe

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50 percent. Many think Donald Powell is a preacher, but actually he and wife Rita run a veterinary hospital — a very large one, employing more than 100 people, in Virginia. I am sure there are more, but I must say that Pastor Richard Blades has been at Calvary Baptist Church of Georgetown for more than 30 years. “They love my wife,” laughed Richard, who is married to the former JoAnne Littleton, also of Laurel. More on “Dickie” in a moment. This sounds good: The Bridgeville Lions Club show title this year is, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” I may try to work this in my schedule. It’s on March 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Woodbridge Senior High School. Free admission if you can recite the Phillies opening day line up from 1876 to 2000, otherwise it’s still only $6. That brings me to a few finishing remarks on Laurel High School’s play, “The Music Man.” The young lady who worked so hard on the costumes was junior Alexis Musser, who also played the part of the mayor’s wife (Eulabie Mackechnie Shinn). Despite a bout with the flu, she gave a tremendous final performance. The character of Mayor Shinn was very well performed by Christian Rife and I heard several nice comments about the job the whole cast did. It’s over until next year, but Laurel needs a new school and a better place to perform the arts. After all, the students have already proved that they will work hard. Late last week Harvey Hyland of Laurel filed for another term on the Laurel School Board. To date, no one has filed in Delmar, Seaford or Bridgeville and the filing deadline is Friday, March 7, at 5 p.m. Lynn Parks has a story on the commitment this takes, elsewhere in the Star. Unlike other elected officials, the only pay school board members receive is the pitcher of water on the desks at the meetings and, oh yes, a chance to talk with dissatisfied district voters or parents. Harvey, whether you have a challenger or not I wish you much success. Thanks for your giving of time, a precious commodity.



Now, just a brief visit down memory lane, following my conversation with Pastor Richard “Dickie” Blades the other day. For you folks who live at Mill Pond in Laurel, do you know how the name came about? Well, for many, many years there was Laurel Flour Mills on the Broad

Creek side of the pond until the mill burned down in 1971. The history of that flour mill went back to the early 1800s with a succession of owners and fires, all of which resulted in a bigger, better mill. Many of us in our youthful days can recall the fish at the underside of the mill. Herring season was a busy time there and several avid fishermen could be seen with their wire handmade nets, scooping those bony fish out of the waters of Broad Creek. Dick says they usually sold for 2 cents a piece but many were given away. Whether they were sold or given away, they all were eaten by someone. Shad, gar, sun perch and other fish were abundant. You could actually see the bottom of the water and it was not unusual for 15 to 20 people to gather at that popular spot just behind the historic old mill. One of the last mill owners was Harrison Phillips and his sons-in-law Joe Ellis and Martin Smith. Dickie worked in the mill in the summer and has many memories about it. Some of those who gathered there regularly were the Selphs, Carl and Randy, Phil Sheridan, Cocky Waller and just about every curious young man who could make himself a bamboo pole at that time. Fishing worms were handy as there was a hog pen nearby. It won’t be long before those herring fishermen get out and I am sure they have already found a good spot. But for many of us growing up in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, the waters around Laurel Flour Mill were it. There are several rumors around Laurel about businesses — aren’t there always? I think I can safely say that R.J. Riverside will reopen in the future, however not as R.J. Riverside. Renovations are being done inside now. There is even one rumor that says that some of the old Market Street buildings are once again disappearing. I can’t help but wonder about the house next to the old post office. Is it going to ever see its days of glory again? The same for the house on the corner of 4th and Willow streets. I really feel our new town manager, Bill Fasano, is going to make a difference for all of us. Starting March 15, it’s filet of herring for dinner, folks, in honor of all those great fishermen. It’s a shame we couldn’t do this for rabbit hunters, but I can’t find any. Well just one, Joe Hitchens.

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Snapshots NASCAR AT JOE’S - Joe Massey of Seaford looks over his 1950s restored Filling Station shortly before 74 avid race fans showed up for the Annual Daytona 500 race that starts the season. Massey has been doing this for 14 years. Submitted photo

CLASSIC MEETING - The Sussex County Republican Women's Club was entertained at their February meeting by three members of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Music Director and Conductor Julien Benichou spoke about the quality of the orchestra's musicians and up-coming programs. Concert Master and violinist Nicholas Currie and cellist Tim Anderson played Braval's Duet for Violin and Cello and Massenet's Meditation from Thais to a very appreciative audience. The club was also enlightened by pre-luncheon speaker Stell Parker-Selby, who spoke on the condition of public education in local schools, areas that need improvement and what can be done to raise standards in our schools. Shown here are Concert Master Nicholas Currie and cellist Tim Anderson of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony. Submitted photo

Here some of the faithful fans root for their favorite driver. The person coming longest distance was Jim Litchford from Tennessee and Mark Wheatley, shortest distance. Submitted photo

FIRE PREVENTION - Two elementary grades from the Greenwood Mennonite School, enjoyed classes and tours at the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company during Fire Prevention Week. Submitted photo

CHAMBER MIXER - Randall Cash and Frank Parks of Home Team Realty join the festivities at the monthly Seaford Chamber of Commerce mixer at Nanticoke Automotive in Seaford. Submitted photo

SOROPTIMIST OF SEAFORD - On Feb 20, Soroptimist International of Seaford inducted three new members. From left are Robin O’Day, Loretta Henry and Robyn Morgen. Submitted photo

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Railroad exhibit at the Seaford Museum

SEAFORD DISTRICT LIBRARY EVENTS Here's what’s happening at the Seaford District Library for the week of March 14-21: Events • “Mother Goose on the Loose!” lap-sit program for pre-walkers is on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., and for walkers on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. This is a 30 minute early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help children get ready to read. Contact Cindi Smith at 629-2524 for more information. • Storytime for ages 3-5 is on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and their families enjoy storytelling, songs, easy crafts and more. Contact Cindi Smith at 629-2524 for more information. • “Lights, Camera, Action” at the Seaford District Library’s “Movie Night” on Thursday, March 20, at 5:30 p.m. Come for the show and enjoy the food. For more information, contact Amber Motta at 629-2524. • The Adult Winter Reading Program “Winter Chillers” will have its grand finale “Murder Mystery Tea” on March 15, starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Amber Motta. • The Seaford District library will be closed on March 21 for Good Friday. • AARP will have 2007 tax preparation in the library meeting room. To make an appointment, call the Seaford District Library at 629-2524.

• Delaware EITC Campaign will have 2007 tax preparation on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library meeting room. For more information, call the Seaford District Library at 629-2524. Upcoming events • The Christian Writers Group “Vines and Vessels” will meet Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Seaford Library’s meeting room. • The Celiac Support Group will meet at the Seaford Library on Tuesday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. • The Seaford District Board meeting is Tuesday, March 25 in the meeting room at 5 p.m. • The Kiwanis will meet at the Seaford Library on Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. • The Science and Religion book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library on Monday, March 31. The book being discussed is “Doubt” by Jennifer Michael Hecht. For more information, contact Amber Motta at 629-2524. • Do you have health concerns? Confusing lab reports? Questions you should ask your doctor? Visit the Seaford District Library on the second Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and meet with Linda Leonard, consumer health librarian for Sussex County. All reference services are free and confidential.

LITTLE MISS SEAFORD CONTESTANTS - Twelve girls are participating in the Little Miss Seaford pageant on Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at Seaford High School. Tickets are available at the door. Seated from left are Ja'Niah Sewell, Mya Wilson, Ta'Nijah JacobsFleetwood, Delaney Collins, Alissa Mercie and Julie Anderson. Standing from left are Emily McPherson, Cassie Lynn Rust, Clara Chandler, Arianah Johnson-Fox, and Jenna Beard. Missing from photo is Hannah Gorski.

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Teresa Wilson stands next to the cast iron approach sign that belonged to her father, Fred Pegelow. Teresa’s grandfather, Herman Pegelow, also worked for the railroad as a telegrapher and passenger agent, retiring in Seaford with more than 48 years of service. Railroad collectables is the theme of the exhibit and includes many items related to railroads on Delmarva, dating back to the 1860s. Old depot postcards, stock certificates, passes, kerosene lanterns, brass locks, tools and calendars are displayed. Special items such as the ticket agent box from the Cannon Station and an old accordion type telephone are also presented. The Museum is open every Thursday to Sunday 14 p.m. Admission is free to members of the Seaford Historical Society, $3 for non-members. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Road repairs start along US 13

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces daytime lane restrictions on US 13 northbound and southbound from Brickyard Road to Del.18 Seashore Highway for the removal of the old road surface, patching and hot mix overlay. The work started Monday, March 3, and will be completed by Monday, June 30, weather permitting. The work hours will be from 6:30 a.m. to sundown. In addition, David Bramble, Inc., will make improvements to the following local roadways: • Stein Highway from Bistate Boulevard to US 13 with nighttime lane restrictions beginning Tuesday, April 1 • US 13 intersections; US 13 from Concord Road to Tharp Road; and US 13 from Tharp Road to Bowdens Garage Road with daytime lane restrictions to be announced later Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through the area and to expect lane shifts. For more information, visit www.deldot.gov.

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New town manager gets involved in community By Frank B. Calio

FRANK CALIO

I applaud the recent action taken by Laurel Town Council and the Laurel School Board in the imple...top dollar jobs should mentation of a policy that requires reside in the tax district their top administrators to reside in the Laurel School District. where they work and I have always believed that the hopefully blend into the top dollar jobs should reside in the tax district where they work and community. hopefully blend into the community as productive members and one who lives and breathes Delaware. spend some of their income at local busiWe paid for another cabinet secretary’s nesses. degree and he left early in the day to atI have already seen the acceptance of tend college. Laurel’s new town manager, Bill Fasano, In the case of the local school district, as he has become a participant in meetings this is probably the only district I know of with the local Boys/Girls Club, the Chamber of Commerce and the Laurel Historical where the superintendent did not live in the school district where they worked. The Society. I understand he is considering one who just left was given a waiver until joining a local service organization. his child graduated, but that never hapBy attending these functions, usually held in the evenings, he has gained a better pened. You never saw him at public events, rarely at school night events. understanding of the missions of these When you are asking for tax increases, groups, and if can be, he can bring the reespecially in a school referendum, not besources of the town to assist. ing a local taxpayer, but asking others to Former Town Manager Glenn Steckfoot your bill doesn’t go over well with the man lived in Ocean City, Md., and later locals. Salisbury, Md. Steckman made a good efIn seeking a town manager, Laurel fort to stay after work and attend some Mayor John Shwed stated, “We believe events, but it isn’t like living in the comstrongly that the people need to see and inmunity where you work. teract with the town manager in the comI even get upset when Delaware govermunity as well as in the offices of town nors appoint people from out of state to hall.” cabinet positions. A similar feeling was expressed by I knew of one person in the Carper administration who had his home in Pennsyl- middle school nurse Debbie Waller, a member of the search committee for a new vania and a small apartment in Delaware, superintendent, who said, “He or she leaving early in the week to return home. should know what people’s lives are like, His position was one where he needed to about activity, or lack of it, in town. be around 24/7. Unfortunately, a lot of these out-of-state Knowing what our community is like appointees leave Delaware as soon as their means a better understanding of what happens during the school day.” term of service ends. In my opinion, their School Board President Jerry White dedication to the public is not as strong as

echoed Waller’s feelings saying passing the residency requirement for the superintendent to live in the district is a good idea. White added, “Having a superintendent living in the district and paying district taxes is a benefit when the district requires a tax hike.” The district hasn’t requested a referendum in a number of years and the high school and middle school are showing their wear due to lack of funds for upkeep. In fact, the district is planning a huge overhaul including replacing some of the buildings with new facilities. I do have sympathy for Linda Schenck, acting superintendent who resides in Seaford. Linda is approaching 40 years with the district, starting out as an elementary teacher, a principal and now at her current position. She is one tough, sharp administrator, probably the glue that has held the district together for the past several years. A phone call to her with a problem is always answered, usually with a solution. She deserves the top post, but unfortunately she would have to relocate. I suspect, although too young to retire even with her years of service, she will stay put, and can serve in her current position as long as she desires. Any superintendent would be lucky to have her as a member of the team. Her knowledge and experience in the district are priceless. Both the new town manager and the future superintendent will have their hands full with problems. Fasano faces a town that needs to grow and doesn’t know how along with dealing with people in the community who want it to grow and those who don’t. The next school superintendent faces growing enrollment, schools in disrepair and a district that is next to the last in the

state with the poorest tax base. How the voters react to a tax increase will be interesting to watch. With no businesses to absorb the bulk of the tax base, the "not in my backyard" (NIMBY) opponents of industry/business coming into the area will have to absorb all of the tax increase. With the growing retirement population and those who grew up in the area and don't have children in school anymore and work out of town, my first reaction is that the town will vote against any referendum. That would be a terrible shame, a blow not only to the community but to the kids in the district who are struggling for a better life. People need to understand that someone educated them and their children and paid taxes, but there are some who didn't have any children. A strong school system makes for a better community, less crime, and higher property resale values. Delmar is one community on the move mainly because of a strong school system. Delmar students rate among the highest in test scores, which has prompted many young families to purchase homes in the district so they can send their children to Delmar schools. A new housing development has been approved, a large apartment complex is nearing completion south of Delmar and just north of the Tourist Center on U.S. 13. And, a new shopping center has just been completed, along with two new furniture stores. When corporate America plans to relocate their business, where to send their children to school plays an important part in their decision making. Not only does the CEO care where his kids go to school, but if he wants to bring his management staff with him, he must think of their family needs as well. Keep that in mind NIMBYs.

Why did I transform so much from elementary to high school? I suppose I could say it was because I had a deep respect for my ONY INDSOR elderly school teachers, or perhaps because I was raised with a certain degree of self and mutual respect. I can imagine it would But, in actuality the real reason I worked so hard to avoid getting have been like watching into trouble at school was because I knew that if I did my father a buffalo dance the would beat me like a congo drum. Dad’s philosophy was clear. He tango. told my teachers that if I acted up in school they could beat me there and he would beat me when I got long propensity for being awkward and home. If that was simply an idle threat to clumsy, I had a deep-seated fear of being keep me scared straight, it worked. made to stand in the circle on one leg. I recall in elementary school there were It would certainly have been a source of some rather odd ways that teachers and the great entertainment for the rest of the kids principal dealt with kids who were less in the cafeteria as they watched me bob than cooperative in the area of behavior. and weave in a fruitless effort to stay balIt was not unusual while eating lunch in anced on one leg. I can imagine it would the cafeteria to see several school mates have been like watching a buffalo dance standing at the front of the room balancing the tango. on one leg. There were four or five circles No, I seemed very content to act like I taped on the floor of the cafeteria up near had a reasonable amount of sense when I the stage area. The idea was to have rebel- was attending elementary school. The belious youngsters stand inside these circles havioral deterrents offered by my father on one leg. This would actually go on dur- and the school administration seemed to ing the entire lunch period. Given my life- work in terms of keeping me on my toes

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and fearful of the consequences of ignorant, heathen actions. Well, actually it worked well the first nine years of school. For some reason when I got into 10th grade I turned on like a drug-induced ape. I cannot for the life of me understand why at the age of about 16, I suddenly found it necessary to transform into a poster child for “Morons, Inc.” It was not as if Dad caved in under the pressure. As a matter of fact, the more rebellious and heathenistic my behavior became, the more confident Dad seemed to become about dealing with me. It was as if he rose to the occasion. Dad was like a warrior. The more he was challenged, the stronger he got. This was definitely not in my best interest. I knew he was like a brick wall, yet time after time I would run at breakneck speed into his wrath. Dad had no patience with irreverent behavior from a young’un, but the most serious offense in his book was when we would “sass” or become disrespectful. I recall blatantly telling Dad one evening that I questioned his justification for expecting me to get a haircut. Dad was

never in the mood for having diplomatic relationships with his kids. It was a dictatorship and Dad ruled. So, when I left Dad with the impression that I was not going to follow his orders and get a haircut, it was as if at that moment he began transforming into the Incredible Hulk. It started with his eyes. It seemed his eyes became enflamed with rage. He began breathing harder and his hands seemed to involuntarily clench. He pushed himself up from the table and the chair he was sitting in flew across the kitchen floor like it was on ice. I am not sure if it was the dramatic scene that was unfolding in front of my eyes, or possibly the fact that I knew with great certainty that Dad was about to roll me around the kitchen like a used tire, that caused me to recant my previous statement. Just scant seconds before Dad pounced on me like a bobcat on a mule carcass, I threw up the white flag. At that moment I would have been willing to get up from the table and walk the seven miles to the barber. Without striking a single blow Dad made his point and got his desired results. Now, that is talent.


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Politicians will say anything to get your vote Final Word

...the Democrat party moved to the left and left me behind.

There are many things in our upcoming election that scare me. I am not excited about my choices. Maybe I am becoming confused at my old age of 50, but I still cast my vote for the person who best represents my moral standards first. Things such as foreign policy, taxes and the strict interpretation of our constitution come second. I have been watching the news very closely and it seems that more and more focus groups are being interviewed about their choice for president. I am very interested in why people vote the way they do. When these groups are asked “What about that candidate do you like?” or “Which of their policies excite you the most?” the answers I hear make no sense. Here are some examples: “We need a woman in the White House.” or “I think it is time for a black man to be president.” or “I think we need a war hero.” Being a woman, a black man or a war hero is not enough. These are NOT qualifications for leadership! Another thing that gets to me is that during this election we have made a list of things that can’t be said. I cannot believe I am defending Hillary Clinton, but it seems that anytime she says anything about her opponent that is negative about his past, she is demonized. Since when are we not allowed to question our leaders or expose a person’s past? Is this racism? I don’t think so. When anyone from the right mentions anything negative about Hillary Clinton, they are called a sexist or a bigot. Can we not question her policies or her past just because she is a woman? And would someone please explain to me how her life with Bill Clinton adds up to 35 years of experience? I was born a Democrat and I really like JFK, but the Democrat party moved to the left and left me behind. I was forced to become a Republican because my party abandoned me. The Democrat party is on the verge of becoming a Socialist party. It might hurt to hear this about your party, but when both Clinton and Obama are talking about taking profits away from business, and taking part of the retirement savings that we have worked for, Socialist is the only title that fits. I work for a “rich guy” and am very glad he is rich. Rich people are rich be-

Send us your ‘Final Words’ The Final Word is a compilation of thoughts and ideas from Star staff members and members of the public. We encourage readers to submit items. If you have a pet peeve or word of encouragement you can express in a few words, email the item to us at editor@mspublications.com or mail it to Star, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973. Sign it and include your hometown and a daytime phone number. Readers may want to pass along a favorite quote or something cute from the Internet.

Green energy hearings

cause they take risks and work hard. Rich people own companies and companies employ people. I recently saw a college student asked why he was voting for Obama. His answer was “change.” When asked what changes he liked, he was clueless. Believe me when I say you or I could make change, but what exactly is the change? Many of those in the focus groups change their minds based on what the candidates said during a single speech or debate. These politicians can and will say anything to get your vote. I am more concerned with what they have done in the past than what they are saying now. Please vote for the person with a past you can trust rather than a future full of empty promises. Steve Ennis Laurel

Don’t hide eggs in light sockets

Carol Kinsley forwarded a column about safety tips for hiding Easter eggs. The tips come from someone called “Mr. No-No, America’s Proactive Child Safety Advocate.” Even he says that some of these tips might be common sense, adding that many children are hurt because parents get a little too creative with their hiding abilities. Here are his tips: Hiding the Eggs Inside • Do not hide eggs in light sockets • Do not hide eggs in, on, under or around glass. • Keep eggs at or below eye level of younger children. Hiding the Outside • Do not hide eggs in preexisting holes in the ground or trees. • Do not hide eggs in any foliage that has thorns, look potential dangerous or poisonous. • Do not hide eggs in any animal’s home, food bowl or play area. After the Hunt • Eggs that show cracks or damage, throw away. • Dispose of eggs that have been out of the refrigerator for more than two hours. • Do not eat hardboiled eggs after more than a week of refrigeration.

More funny bulletin mistakes These sentences are said to have appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services: • The Priest will preach his farewell message after which the choir will sing “Break Forth Into Joy.” • At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be “What Is Hell?” Come early and listen to our choir practice.

After a month of preliminaries, the heavyweight contenders in the green energy debate are in the spotlight this week as the Senate Energy and Transit Committee wraps up its investigation of affordable, environmentally friendly power for the First State. The hearings wrap up on March 7 with a 10 a.m. hearing, also in the Joint Finance Committee’s hearing room. So far, representatives from two of the independent consulting firms that reviewed a proposed contract between Delmarva Power and Bluewater Wind as well as officials from Bluewater and Delmarva Power are scheduled to appear. The PSC has recommended imposing a 25-year power purchase contract between Delmarva Power and Bluewater Wind. That deal was tabled in December by the four-agency panel which was required to unanimously greenlight the deal. After the deal was put on hold, Senate leaders asked McDowell’s Energy and Transit Committee to look at the green power issue and make recommendations on which option is the best deal for Delaware consumers. So far, the committee has received live or written testimony on options ranging from improving energy efficiency to solar, hydrogen, geothermal and tidal power. The committee’s report is due by April. From a news release

Politicians As Entertainers

We have entered a new age of political discourse in which Americans are content to think in sound bites and elect a president based on who can deliver the best campaign slogans and punch lines. But the campaign rhetoric of the leading presidential contenders tells us absolutely nothing about what the candidates can actually deliver: “Believe,” “Can Do,” “Ready to Lead on Day One.” The candidates may very well hold substantive positions on critical issues of the day. Yet what we hear are 30-second platitudes, and all we see are airbrushed images and smiling faces. Between the incessant campaign commercials and televised debates, America is being treated to a tightly crafted entertainment spectacle that gives credence to Ronald Reagan’s assertion that “Politics is just like show business.” And the politicians have become the entertainers. Much like toothpaste, politicians have become products for consumption. Driven by market research, political ads are designed to sell you what you desire, as opposed to actually giving any in-depth information about the candidates themselves.

From a column by Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead, founder and president of The Rutherford Institute.


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