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NEWS HEADLINES STEADY TAX RATE - One area town approves its new budget, which contains no new taxes and the same utility rates. Page 4 DOWNTOWN FACELIFT - Delmar council members and commissioners hear about plans to improve the heart of town. Page 4 DELMAR WOMAN RECALLS HER SERVICE DURING WORLD WAR II - Rosa Delenger wanted to help her country during World War II, so she did it the only way she knew how – she joined the ‘Rosie the Riveter’ movement. Page 8 RELAY FOR LIFE - The annual Western Sussex benefit for the American Cancer Society will be May 9 and 10. Organizers hope to raise $160,000. Page 9 COMING SOON: COMEDY - A Philadelphiaarea comedian will perform at a fundraiser to benefit the Boys and Girls Club in Laurel. Page 16 WRITERS’ CLUB - Area women form a group to inspire them in their craft. Page 17 CATS AND DOGS - The Laurel and Delmar varsity baseball teams met in a barn burner last week. Page 49 STARS OF THE WEEK - A Laurel baseball player and a Delmar softball player are this week’s Laurel Stars of the Week. Page 51

STARRY STARRY NIGHT - Delaware Technical and Community College, Georgetown, held its annual fundraising event, Starry Starry Night, last Saturday. This year’s event featured the culture of Italy. Above, Delaware Tech vice president and Owens Campus director Illeana Smith poses with the Del Tech mascot, Roady, and a human statue, played by actor David Engel. See story, additional photos on page 18. Photo by Daniel Richardson



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By Pat Murphy Laurel Little League opened its season in brilliant 81-degree sunshine at Clifford Lee Memorial Park on Saturday, April 26. This year, the traditional parade was cancelled due to road construction at the Five Points and Bethel Road intersection. Veteran observers could not recall a year without the parade. This year, there are six tee-ball teams, five Little League boys rookie teams, four minor boys teams, four major boys teams, one junior league boys team and one senior league boys team. For the girls, there are four minor league girls teams, three major league girls teams, one junior league team and one senior league girls team. All in all, there are 400 youngsters who will participate in the program in Continued on page five

Girls softball players show off some of the League banners they received for their efforts in Tournament Play in 2007 at opening Day ceremonies shortly before they were recognized. See more pictures in Sports. Photo by Pat Murphy







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Christine O’Donnell announces bid for U.S. Senate seat Christine O’Donnell, a familiar face on national television political news programs, has announced her bid to unseat six-term U.S. Senator Joe Biden. “I’m clean and articulate, so he has a real challenge on his hands,” O’Donnell said in making the announcement. The 38-year-old O’Donnell, who is a nationally known Republican strategist and political commentator, added: “The Senator has distinguished his six terms as the career Christine O’Donnell politician and perennial Presidential candidate who continues to put his own political ambitions before the needs of Delaware taxpayers.” O’Donnell added that Biden recently stated that he intends to tour the country campaigning on behalf of Barrack Obama. “It’s time for Delaware’s United States Senator to seek out meaningful solutions to the economic concerns of Delaware homeowners and taxpayers, to actually work for energy independence, to vigorously oppose all tax increases and to seek out creative reforms in America’s schools so our children will have the advantage they’ll need in the new global marketplace of ideas. That’s the kind of United States Senator I will strive to be,” she said. O’Donnell said she has growing support among delegates to the upcoming Delaware Republican Convention. She will seek the Party’s official endorsement at that convention this weekend in Dewey Beach. In her announcement, O’Donnell said she will run an aggressive and well-organized campaign that will appeal to cross-over voters in Delaware. “That appeal will focus on the needs of the Delaware residents and taxpayers and will be oriented to finding solutions to kitchen table issues that affect each of us,” she said. O’Donnell was a last-minute write-in candidate for Senate in 2006. She said state and national GOP leaders recruited her to run against Biden. A nationally known conservative, she frequently appears on The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, and Hardball with Chris Matthews. As the second most frequent guest on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, O’Donnell debated such liberal icons as Michael Moore, Al Franken and James Carville, and she says that she feels well equipped to go “toe-to-toe” with Senator Biden. Seaford resident Tim Smith has also announced his intention to run for Biden’s seat. Smith said his business background and experience will be an asset in working to enact policies that will spur economic development, job creation, and fiscal accountability. If neither GOP candidate drops out of the race after the convention, a Primary Election would be held in September.




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MORNING STAR • MAY 1 - 7, 2008

No tax, rate increases in Delmar budget next year By Mike McClure The Delmar Joint Council approved the first reading of the 2008-09 budget resolution during its meeting on Monday night. The council also received an update on the streetscape plan for the downtown area. The Delmar Council (Delaware) and Delmar Commission (Maryland) each voted 4-0 in favor of the budget resolution, which was first introduced during the April meeting. The budget is available for public review Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at town hall prior to the public hearing on the budget. Town manager Sara Bynum-King went over some of the highlights of the $8,808,104 budget (for Delmar, Md., Delmar, Del., and the utility commission). According to Bynum-King, the property tax will remain the same ($1.31 per $100 of assessed value in Delaware and 67.6 cents in Maryland) as will the garbage rates and water and sewer rates. The budget includes a proposed community impact fee for all major developments aimed at assisting with the impact of the developments on the town’s schools, library, streets, parks and police department. Among the proposed expenditures are the replacement of a police vehicle, beginning the design of a new public safety facility and street repairs. Representatives from the Delaware Department of Transportation updated the joint council on the streetscape project for

Pennsylvania Avenue. According to Maria Andaya, a project planner with DelDOT, conceptual plans have been completed and the agency is working with the town to develop a final design. Mike Angelo, an engineer from McCormick Taylor, said the project will go to bid later this year with construction slated to start this fall or next spring. The construction is expected to take two months to complete. The project will now include new curbing on both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue. The downtown area will feature brick and concrete sidewalks, the parking spaces will be restriped, the crosswalks will be made of a brick-like pattern, and there will be four period street lights along each side of Pennsylvania Avenue. There will also be an ornamental black aluminum fence to separate the park from the railroad. Chris Walter of the Delmar Revitalization Committee reported that the committee has reduced the cost of its brick pavers to $125 due to a reduction in the cost of the bricks. Walter added that he hopes to have a full schedule for the Heritage Day festival by the next joint council meeting. Bynum-King reported in her town manager’s report that the state of Delaware may eliminate the realty transfer tax. The town has $70,000 budgeted in realty tax income. Bynum-King said the impact of the possible loss in income will probably be felt by taxpayers. Elected officials from Sussex and Kent

Strawberry fest set for May 17 By Mike Barton Barbara Wise and each special committee working on the second annual St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Strawberry Festival promise something for everyone in this event. Saturday, May 17, the festival will begin with breakfast and that infamous Sussex County specialty, scrapple sandwiches, served at 7 a.m. Strawberries by the quart or gallon will be available beginning at 8 a.m. and throughout the day. Gloria Ellis, craft tables chairwoman, said that there will be merchants both inside and outside the buildings of the

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agreement (reached Feb. 25) in regards to developers who will not sign a pre-annexation agreement. At the beginning of the meeting, the council and commission each voted to proclaim May 4 through May 10 as municipal clerks week. Joy Slabaugh also took the oath of office for the Planning and Zoning Commission.


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Mike Angelo, an engineer from McCormick Taylor, is shown with plans for the streetscape project in downtown Delmar. Angelo is hoping construction on the project, which is expected to take two months, will begin this fall or next spring. Photo by Mike McClure



MORNING STAR • MAY 1 - 7, 2008


From left: Laurel Little League president Don Dubinski, Umpire of the Year Burt Collins, Parent of the Year Tammy Oliphant, Volunteer of the Year Lee Hickman, softball Manager of the Year Marci Walls, baseball Manager of the year Scott Venables and League Volunteer of the Year Bobby Horsey. Photo by Pat Murphy.

Horsey Foundation gives $3,800 to league, plans to give $14,000 Continued from page one

2008. Nine-year league president Donald Dubinski, as well as master of ceremonies state Rep. “Biff” Lee, both made comments urging everyone to support the youngsters who comprise the program. “There are 400 youngsters who make up this group so we ask you to support all who play,” said Lee. Guests, in addition to Lee, included Miss Laurel Brittany Cooper, Little Miss Laurel Hannah Davis, state Sen. Robert Venables, Mayor John Shwed, county councilman Dale Dukes, pastor Tim Dukes, David Horsey and the Laurel American Legion Post 19 color guard. On behalf of the Horsey Foundation, Horsey presented a check in the amount of $3,800 to the Little League in honor of his late son, Timmy Horsey, who was killed in an accident 25 years ago this year. Horsey

stated that he hoped that the foundation would be able to give a total of around $14,000 before the year is over. Dubinski led the 400 Little Leaguers in the Little League Pledge. Vice president John Ward announced awards to Umpire of the Year Burt Collins, Parent of the Year Tammy Oliphant, Softball Manager of the Year Marci Walls and Baseball Manager of the Year Scott Venables. Volunteer of the Year was Len Hickman and Bobby Horsey was League Volunteer of the Year. Fund raising chairwoman Staci Hearn presented awards to the three top sellers. They were: Maura Colona, first; Lewis Calio, second, and third, Kim Chandler. The traditional first pitches were thrown out by Marci Walls for softball and Scott Venables for baseball.

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Business Jefferson earns designation

Frank Parks and Rob Harman of Home Team Realty announce that Kevin Jefferson has been awarded the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. Realtors who receive Jefferson the CRS designation have completed advanced courses and demonstrated professional expertise in residential real estate. Home buyers and sellers can be assured that CRS designees subscribe to the strict realtor code of ethics, have access to the latest technology and are specialists in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home.

Trinity increases bond protection

In response to industry and economic changes, Trinity Transport, Inc. of Seaford, a third-party logistics company, has chosen to upgrade the protection offered to its shippers by increasing the value of its property/surety bond from $10,000 to $100,000. A surety bond ensures the financial responsibility of brokers by providing for payments to shippers or motor carriers if the broker fails to carry out its contracts, agreements, or arrangements for the supplying of transportation by authorized motor carriers. Trinity Transport, Inc. is licensed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as a broker arranging the movement of materials by motor carrier. In this capacity, Trinity is currently required to meet certain qualifications to conduct business, which includes the compliance of a $10,000 surety bond. “In support of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) and other transportation lobbyists, “said Robert Farrell, vice president of corporate risk, “Trinity has chosen to proactively get in front

of the bill before Congress and do so in a voluntary way through the TIA. Eventually, all brokers will be required to increase their respective surety bonds.” Trinity constantly looks for areas to provide greater value for its customers.

Trinity receives Torch Award

Trinity Transport, Inc. of Seaford, a third-party logistics company was awarded the Better Business Bureau of Delaware’s Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics at the Better Business Bureaus’ 43rd annual membership dinner. The Torch Award is given annually to a select group of companies that truly embrace and illuminate the importance of corporate conscience and responsibility to uphold a fair and honest marketplace. Brandy McMullen, director of marketing for Trinity Transport said, “Trinity is honored to accept this award to represent our long standing history in upholding integrity in the marketplace. Each member of Team Trinity works very hard each day to ensure that our customers, carriers, and fellow coworkers feel as if they were treated fairly and with the highest regard for ethics. We’re here to serve others and are humbled by the receipt of the 2008 Torch Award.” Trinity’s call to community service and civic leadership has spanned generations. As a result of this dedication, the employees of Trinity created the Trinity Foundation in 2005. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to give structure to the efforts of Trinity’s team members who were already active in the community. Trinity has a long history of volunteer service, and more than 80 volunteers perform community service each year on behalf of the organization. For more information, visit

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Break at work saved Delenger from explosion In all, the explosion killed 15 people and injured 75 more. It was one of several accidents at the plant over the years, but was the worst by far. While not technically a veteran, the Star felt it was important to recognize, as part of our ongoing series on World War II veterans, the role women played in support of the Allied war effort. Millions of them supported the war from the homefront, including this week’s profile subject. By James Diehl Delmar resident Rosa Delenger wanted to help her country during World War II, so she did it the only way she knew how – she joined the “Rosie the Riveter” movement. If not for a well-timed bathroom break, she may not have survived it. “Rosie the Riveter” was a cultural icon of the United States, representing the millions of women who worked in the country’s munitions plants during World War II. She is most closely associated with a real woman, Rose Will Monroe, who worked as a riveter at the Willow Run Aircraft Factory in Ypsilanti, Mich. According to the “Encyclopedia of American Economic History,” the “Rosie the Riveter” movement increased the number of working American women to 20 million by 1944, a 57 percent increase from 1940. Conditions were sometimes very poor and pay was not always equal – the average man working in a wartime plant was paid around $54 per week, while women were paid more than $20 less. Still, women quickly responded to “Rosie the Riveter,” who convinced them they had a patriotic duty to enter the workforce. As for Delenger, she worked for 69 cents an hour at the Triumph Explosives plant in Elkton, Md. The plant produced incendiary bombs, as well as 40 mm shells for the Navy’s anti-aircraft Bofors can-

nons. Each shell contained about 10.7 ounces of powder for propellant and a projectile that weighed about two pounds. Needless to say, the work was hazardous and full of potential dangers. “When I first started at the plant, I was scared because I had never been away from home before,” says Delenger, who grew up in the state of West Virginia. “Then they started talking about all the people who had been killed at the plant. So I was really scared. But I was young and thought I would like it anyway.” Scared as she was, Delenger wanted to help her country during its time of war. And she did, despite numerous accidents, many more near misses and one unforgettable day that will live forever in her memories. It was March 4, 1943, and Delenger was preparing to begin her shift when, during a visit to the ladies restroom, she heard a thunderous explosion. Working with detonation equipment and explosives, the sound was really nothing new. But this one sounded bad – really bad. Delenger realized the extent of the damage after exiting the restroom and doing a quick survey of the plant. “I came running out of the bathroom and you could see all this smoke and fire and people everywhere screaming,” she recalls. “There was one man who had his shoes blown right off of his feet because of the explosion. I just got busy thanking God that he brought me through the explosion because I could have been killed if I hadn’t been in the bathroom.” In all, the explosion killed 15 people and injured 75 more. It was one of several accidents at the plant over the years, but was the worst by far. “Some of my friends got killed in the explosion and many more went home afterwards,” Delenger says. “But I felt like I was standing up for my country, so I stayed.” Not long after, during a night out with friends, Delenger met Laurel native Harold Hitchens, whom she later married. Hitchens was in the Army, but had not yet departed to go overseas. “I was just going out with some friends and we went to a restaurant in Laurel,” Delenger remembers. “He just started calling me ‘sweet thing’ and it was really love at first sight.”

Rosa Delenger worked in the Triumph Explosives plant in Elkton, Md., during World War II. She was one of an estimated six million American women who worked in the country’s munitions plants during the war.

Hitchens was a member of the 16th infantry, a unit that stormed Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. The unit also took part in the landings in Africa and in Sicily. Its 1,700 soldiers were the first American infantry to

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Relay organizers hope to raise $160,000 in 2008 By Lynn R. Parks The annual Relay for Life of Western Sussex will take place May 9 and 10 at the Woodbridge Sports Complex near Bridgeville. Organizers hope to raise $160,000 for the American Cancer Society. Cancer society spokeswoman Laura Martin said that the relay will be held at the sports complex, rain or shine. “This event is intended to be held outside,” she said. Despite the fact that previous events held in the parking garage of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Care Center have “worked well,” she said, “there is just something different about an outside event. Our plan B this year is to get out our wet-weather gear.” Martin said that being outside is “in the spirit of relays that are held throughout the country.” This year’s western Sussex Relay for Life will be one of nearly 5,000 relays in the United States to be held in 2008. Last year, the American Cancer Society raised $405 million in its U.S. relays. Relays are also held in 19 foreign nations, including South Africa and Iraq. The relays are the cancer society’s largest fundraiser, Martin said. Proceeds go for research, education, advocacy and services to cancer patients and their families. More than 470 people on 46 teams have signed up to participate in the Relay for Life of Western Sussex. Already, the re-

lay has raised more than $76,000, nearly half way to its goal. In addition to a new location, the Relay for Life of Western Sussex has a new chairwoman. Karen Buck, Seaford, has replaced long-time chairwoman Mary Catherine Hopkins, Bethel, as head of the western Sussex event. “Finding a cure for cancer is a huge concern for me,” said Buck, who has volunteered with Relay for Life for eight years. “I have lost family members to cancer and I don’t want my nieces and nephews to have to worry about this. If we could find a cure, that would be great.” The theme of this year’s Relay for Life of Western Sussex is Cancer is No Game. Teams are being asked to decorate their camp sites as game shows. So far, said Martin, teams have said that they will have versions of the Gong Show, Wheel of Fortune, Deal or No Deal and Family Feud. Activities will get underway at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, with the annual survivors dinner, for survivors of cancer and their families. The catered dinner will be held under a tent at the sports complex. The opening ceremony will start at 6 p.m. with survivors of cancer taking a lap around the track. The luminary ceremony, during which people who have cancer and people who have died of cancer are remembered, will start

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war in Czechoslovakia. “(In his letters), he said that he thought he was going to get killed,” Delenger remembers. “He said he just got down on his hands and knees and prayed he wouldn’t because he wanted to get home to me.” Haunted by the memories of war after returning home, Hitchens couldn’t so much as attend a funeral in his post-war life. “I tried to get him to talk about it, but he only talked to me about the war one time,” says Shirley Hitchens, the couple’s daughter. “One thing he always wanted was a memorial for World War II veterans, but he didn’t live to see it.” Hitchens passed away in 1996, but his memory will live on forever thanks to the work of his daughter. Because of her efforts, Hitchens’ name appears on the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., which didn’t open until eight years after his death. Delenger remained at the Triumph Explosives plant until after the conclusion of hostilities in

World War II. On Oct. 14, 2000, the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park was opened in Richmond, California, to honor all the brave women, like Delenger, who supported the war on the homefront by entering the workforce. “Truthfully, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I went to work at the plant,” she says today. “But I’m just glad that I could contribute what I did (during the war).” Harold Hitchens received several medals for his service during World War II, including an American Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. After returning from the war, he worked for C.C. Oliphant in Laurel for most of his working life. NOTE: Next week’s profile will feature an Army man from Seaford who served as a recreation and information officer in the Hawaiian Islands during the early part of World War II. Drafted in 1942, he later served as a ground officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps, stationed in Great Britain.

at 9 p.m. Events will go through the night and the closing ceremony will be held at 8 Saturday morning. Buck said that members of the public would enjoy the relay, in particular the events between the survivors lap and the luminary ceremony. “Everything is very family-oriented, with events and games for young and old,” she

said. In addition, attendance is free, she added. “Once you attend a relay, you will see that it has a special quality about it,” Martin said. “I have heard many people say that it is a life-changing experience, even if you are not a cancer patient.” For your information: The Relay for Life of Western

Sussex will start Thursday, May 8, at 4:30 p.m. and go through 8 a.m. Saturday, May 10. It will be held at the Woodbridge Sports Complex near Bridgeville. For information about forming a team, making a donation or arranging for reservations for the survivors dinner, at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, call (800) 937-9696 or visit org/rflwestsussex.

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Homeowner sues town, contractor over condition of house By Lynn R. Parks In a suit filed March 19 in New Castle County Superior Court, a Bethel resident charges that a house that she had built in Bethel and that was completed in March 2004 is “unsafe and unfit for habitation.” The suit alleges a “civil conspiracy” between the town and the developer, which “acted in union to mislead” her into “thinking that her house in its final form complied with appropriate building codes.” Margaret Waters is suing the town of Bethel, two members of the Bethel Town Council, council president Jeff Hastings and councilwoman Anna Lee Robinson, developer Tull Ramey Ltd., Seaford, its owners, Gordon Ramey and Steve Tull, and designer Drafting and Design Services Inc. She is asking for judgments as determined by the court, as well as to be reimbursed for court and attorney fees. On the advice of her attorney, Waters declined to be interviewed for this story. Her attorney, Richard Goll, Fenwick Island, said that her claim that her house

was poorly built has been substantiated by independent inspections. “I can tell you that my client sought the opinions of two highly qualified experts concerning the condition of the home and both agreed that there were serious structural defects to the home,” he said. Last week, the Bethel Town Council selected Georgetown attorney Rick Berl to represent it in the suit. Council president Hastings had no comment on the suit, referring all questions to Berl. Last week, Berl said that he had not had time to review the complaint. This week, he did not return requests for additional comment. As of Monday, no one had filed any answer to the complaint, according to the clerk with the New Castle County Superior Court. Steve Tull with Tull Ramey referred all questions to his attorney Craig Karsnitz, Georgetown. Karsnitz, who said that Tull Ramey “is and always has been a terrific contractor and house builder,” said that he plans to ask the court to dismiss the suit. “The contract that Ms. Waters had with Tull Ramey calls for arbitration to solve

these kinds of disputes,” he said. “We think that these are issues that should be resolved in arbitration.” Karsnitz said that the complaints that Waters has with the house are “the usual things that happen that we are willing to fix.” He added, “That is the ordinary course of what happens in construction of a home. Unfortunately, Ms. Waters went beyond what she should have.” Attempts to locate Drafting & Design Services were unsuccessful. Robinson did not return several requests for comment. According to the suit, Robinson, who when Waters filed for a building permit was authorized by the town to issue building permits, erroneously gave Waters a permit. The plans for the house “did not comply with the building code,” the suit says. Similarly, the suit alleges, Hastings OK’d a certificate of occupancy without checking that the construction complied with the building code. The suit alleges that, even though the house was built in conformance with the

building plans, its defects are “causing the house to deteriorate or fail structurally.” Because of construction defects, Waters had to “take measures to shore up the house” and “apply safety measures to prevent the house from collapsing,” the suit alleges. “Drafting & Design Services failed to perform its contract to design a house that is safe and sound in structure,” the suit says. The suit also accuses Tull Ramey, owners Ramey and Tull and Drafting & Design Services of committing fraud by misleading Waters about the condition of the house. According to the suit, the builders failed to install items that they promised to install, put on a “roof of insufficient design, thereby causing the structure of the house to fail” and did not correct numerous problems with the house, including cracked walls, door and window misalignments, twisted cabinets and defective siding. The builders “delivered a house to the plaintiff which is unsafe and uninhabitable and which must be replaced or rebuilt,” the suit alleges.

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Leaders protect state’s teachers from layoffs House and Senate lawmakers recently passed a joint resolution protecting Delaware’s teachers and state workers from mass layoffs. Under House Joint Resolution 14, lawmakers agreed to cap budget cuts for the state’s public schools at $30 million and agreed to use a combination of the hiring freeze instituted last month by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner along with elimination of some vacant posts to save money. Lawmakers and administration officials also agreed to look at government reorganization and tax and fee increases to help navigate the state’s current budget crunch. The joint resolution cleared the House on a 37-0 vote and the Senate on a 18-0 vote. Minner signed the measure. After April’s meeting of the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council, the administration called for eight percent budget cuts from all state agencies in the budget year that starts July 1. The proposal would have cost schools $85 million and school leaders had feared they would have to idle teachers at the end of the school year to make good on the target. That led to concern from teachers, students and parents up and down the state. The cuts were necessary in an effort to balance the state’s budget and meet the

fiscal challenges produced by a slowing national economy and plunging state revenue estimates. Since last June, state revenue forecasters have reduced their revenue predictions for the current and upcoming fiscal years by a combined $464 million. “This is a result of the last DEFAC, but we’ve been working on this since January. It not only addresses education, but it also sets a path forward for all state agencies,” said Sen. Nancy Cook, D-Kenton, co-chairwoman of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee. “We’re not just going to look at re-engineering government and cuts, but there will be a revenue package because we’ve come to the point where we can’t just cut our way out of this.” Senate Majority Leader Anthony DeLuca, D-Newark East, said the agreement is aimed at easing those concerns. “There will still be reductions in force in the schools, but by reducing what schools are being asked to cut from $85 million to $30 million, the reductions won’t be any greater than they would be in a normal year,” DeLuca said. “With this, we hope we can stop worries about layoffs on the part of our teachers and state workers.” Minner said the agreement represents an important step forward as the administration and General Assembly battle the

current budget crisis. “As I have said during the past few months, I am confident that we will resolve the current budget challenges by working together,” Minner said. “This resolution is a critical step in a series of difficult decisions we will make in the weeks ahead to keep our state competitive and a leader in financial management. I will continue to work with my colleagues in the General Assembly to maintain our critical investments in public education and protect our public employees.” House Majority Leader Richard Cathcart, R-Middletown, said he hopes this sets the tone for upcoming budget talks. “This resolution will give school superintendents the predictability they need to plan for the upcoming school year,” said Cathcart. “The teacher cuts that had been looming would have severely degraded the quality of education in the classroom. The kind of cooperation that was displayed in evading this is the same type of effort we’re going to need to make the tough budgetary decisions we’re going to be facing over the next 10 weeks.” School officials from around the state sat in meetings with the legislative-administration finance team and said they were pleased with the accord. “We are still going to have to make

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C&J Farms of Seaford receives Delaware conservation award

Del. confederates plan ceremony For over 140 years, hardly anyone knew that Delaware had a Confederate history. Delaware citizens who went south to fight during the “War Between the States” (1861-1865) were rarely mentioned in history books. But now due to research by the “Delaware Grays,” Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2068 in Seaford, information about an estimated 2,000 Delaware Confederates is getting out. And on Saturday, May 10 at 1 p.m., a “Delaware Confederate Heritage” ceremony will be held at the Soldier's Monument, on the grounds of the Marvel Museum, South Bedford Street, Georgetown. During the ceremony, a newly discovered Delaware Confederate's name will be revealed. The Delaware Grays Color Guard will flank the monument with many of the flags of the South, as well as the Delaware state flag. There will be prayers, speeches, a rifle salute, and a cannon salute courtesy of the Richmond Howitzers Artillery unit. Period style music will be provided by the band ‘Backwoods.’ Guests will enjoy refreshments courtesy of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Caleb Ross Chapter

#2635. The event is free and the public is invited. As many as 2,000 Delawareans went south to fight with the Confederacy; many faced persecution and arrest by Federal authorities upon their return and attempted to keep their identities secret, complicating efforts to identify them. Research is ongoing and more names will be added to the monument as evidence is uncovered. Anyone with names of possible Delaware Confederate soldiers is asked to contact the Monument Committee through the “Delaware Grays” website at If you or your group is interested in presenting a wreath during this event, contact the Monument Committee through the Delaware Grays website at and click on the Monument Committee link. The Confederate Soldiers Monument at the Marvel Museum in Georgetown is the only one of its kind, recognizing the sacrifices of Delaware Confederate soldiers. Names on the monument include Governor William Henry Harrison Ross and his son Caleb, Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk, Sergeant George Julian Robinson of Georgetown and many others.

Carlton Jones, C & J Farms Mr. Jones operates a 445-acre grain, poultry and beef operation near Seaford. Mr. Jones/C & J Farms has participated in many cost-share programs with the Sussex Conservation District and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service including cover crop and hay land management. The poultry operation consists of

40,000 broilers and a small flock of free range laying hens. The cow/calf operation is totally grass fed. The cattle operation received cost-share through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for rotational grazing, three watering facilities, forage harvest management and 1,900 feet of fencing. Proper manure storage is handled by two waste structures. Mr. Jones has been approved through EQIP FY08 for six additional watering facilities, a solar pumping plant and 27,600 feet of additional fencing. George, Miles and Buhr The Sussex Conservation District’s (SCD) Sediment and Stormwater program staff have worked with the Salisbury branch of architectural/engineering design firm George, Miles and Buhr (GMB) for many years and have developed a good working relationship with the firm, which provides design and consulting services to municipalities, developers and local businesses. The high quality of all their Delaware plans and calculations are evident in their submittals and certified construction reviewer (CCR) inspections. This award specifically recognizes GMB for stormwater management plans submitted to SCD.

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County: Only two junk cars or boats per property, please

STACKING PROS – Stacking champs from North Laurel recently traveled to Colorado for the World Sport Stacking Championships. The students are (not in order): Zane Ball, Jeremey Creppon, Hannah Lydic, Dyland Eskridge, Quentin Wilkerson Jr., Foster Haynes, Darrin Mills, Sharon Hadde and Brittany Woods. The students brought home 18 medals and seven of them made the final round. Submitted photo.

Comedian will be featured at Boys and Girls Club fundraiser Joe Conklin, a well-known Philadelphia comedian famous for his impersonations of local athletes as well as national celebrities, will provide the entertainment at a dinner to benefit the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club of Laurel, Saturday, May 31, at the Laurel Fire Hall beginning at 6 p.m. The dinner benefit is sponsored by the Johnny Janosik Charity Events, an all volunteer nonprofit organization. Conklin has been described as the man of a thousand voices. A radio personality in the Philadelphia area, Conklin has been doing impressions, characters, voice overs and stand-up comedy for more than 20 years. His voice is heard on countless radio stations around the country and he’s also one of the most sought after corporate banquet entertainers in America. He’s skewered America’s top politicians, athletes and film stars. Conklin has been known to do impersonations of George W. Bush, Jay Leno, Dick Vitale, Bill Clinton, Mike Tyson, Bill Cosby, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Regis Philbin, Charles Barkley and others. A second fundraiser sponsored by the Janosik charity organization for the Boys


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and Girls Club will be a Racing for Kids golf outing scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. All profits from both events will help pay for operational expenses at the club. The corporate office of the Delaware Boys and Girls Club will match each dollar that is donated to the Laurel club. The evening will include silent and live auctions and dinner catered by Eming’s BBQ. Tickets for the dinner and auction are now on sale at $75 per person. To purchase your tickets and for more information, contact the event chairman, Richard Small, at 875-3333. To arrange to participate in the golf tournament or to make a charitable contribution, contact John Evans by telephone at 302-398-1018 or by mail at JJCE, PO Box 157, Harrington, DE 19952. Additional information about both events is available on the Web site, Last year, the Janosik Charity Event raised more than $43,000 to benefit the Laurel Hope House, which provides transitional housing for homeless Laurel Families.

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Sussex County Council, at its Tuesday, April 22, meeting, approved a new lot maintenance ordinance that sets new standards governing the appearance of residential properties. The ordinance sets limits on the number of junk cars and/or boats residential properties can contain. The measure takes effect immediately. “This update to our code really is about helping keep our landscape clean, presentable, and, most importantly, safe,” said Deputy County Administrator Harold F. Godwin, who helped craft the ordinance introduced last year. “Lots that are littered with junk cars and boats project a poor image of our county, and they can threaten the safety and welfare of our residents. What we’re trying to do is put into place new standards that keep communities safe and healthy, while recognizing individual property rights.” The new ordinance restricts to two the number of unregistered or inoperable vehicles and boats allowed outside residential properties countywide. It does not affect antique vehicles or vehicles stored in buildings, nor does it prohibit the total number of vehicles allowed. It only applies to those vehicles and boats that are without registration or non-working. Violators could be given up to six months to comply with the code. For those who fail to comply, minimum fines would

be set at $250 for the first conviction, $500 for the second conviction, $750 for the third conviction and $2,500 for all subsequent convictions. The ordinance charges the planning & zoning and constable’s offices with pursuing complaints. The ordinance also calls for an appeals process for those cited, and allows cases of financial hardship to be reviewed by county officials. The code amendment, which replaces a weaker section of code that gave authority to the now-defunct Transfer Station Division, applies in residential and commercial settings. Active farms of five acres or more are exempt. County council Vice President Lynn J. Rogers said the ordinance is not intended to police how residents and property owners live their lives. It is about establishing basic standards for how properties should be maintained so other property owners are not subjected to eyesores and potential health hazards. “We don’t want rodents and wildlife living in these junk cars, because they can pose a threat to our residents, particularly children,” Rogers said. “This is something that has been in need of updating for quite some time, especially as the county’s landscape and population change. Hopefully this will clean up the county and protect the quality of life that so many of us enjoy.”

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Vine and Vessels members share a passion for writing promote.” Sessoms is a Laurel High School guidance counselor and like Walker, hopes one When Joyce Sessoms and Betty RicksJarman got together at Barbara Bell’s “La- day to write a novel. She has already written an educational guidance manual that belle’s” beauty shop, Laurel, they would she is working to have published. The often discuss their passion for writing. manual is meeting with great reviews from This went on for a number of years, until her educational colleagues. one day they finally decided they would “Our group caters to all types of writdo something about their shared interest. They decided that it would be beneficial to ers,” Sessoms said. “We have aspiring poets, playwrights, columnists, book writers, find others in the African-American community who have an interest in writing and song writers — just a variety of passionate people who love to write. We meet every develop a support group. month and discuss ways that we can en“We really believe God put this on our courage one another in our individual projheart,” Ricks-Jarman said. “We shared a ects and also develop ways to reach out to passion and wanted very much to develop the community with writer resources.” a resource that would help to encourage Sessoms said the Vine and Vessels Minothers like ourselves who wanted to write. istry members raise money to help the We believe this is a way to add to the quality of life in our area, especially in the group attend writers’ conferences held throughout the area. African-American community.” “We hope to also be able to raise With that commitment, the Vine and enough money to begin holding our own Vessels Ministry was born in November. writer’s conferences here locally for those The writer’s club was founded with a spepeople in the community who may not be cific purpose in mind — “To provide a able to afford to travel to conferences outnurturing environment where members side the area,” she said. feel empowered and equipped to perfect In the future, the their craft/calling and group plans to develto promote cultural arts through advocacy, ‘We want to use our gifts as writ- op its own newsletter which can be sent to education, mentoring ers to help celebrate the positive anyone who would programs and comlike to be on a mailing munity partnerships.” things in the African-American list. Eventually, there Ricks-Jarman and will be a periodical, Sessoms began calling friends whom experience and make a real con- members said. Another writer and they had known over member of Vine and the years and who had tribution to our community.’ Vessels Ministry, expressed an interest Chandra Russ, in writing. Seaford, said the Michelle Walker of writer’s club was an Seaford is a member Betty Ricks-Jarman Member, Vine and Vessels Ministry answer to her prayers. of the group. She cur“I was a keyrently writes plays boardist for my and skits for her church and I was struggling to find what it church in Seaford and aspires to write a was that God had for me in terms of a novel. She remembers getting the call ministry,” she said. “I prayed, hoping to from longtime friend Ricks-Jarman about find out what it was that I should be focusthe writer’s club. ing on. Out of nowhere I got a call from “I had not heard from Betty in a long Betty (Ricks-Jarman) about the writer’s time, so when she called I was not sure who I was speaking to,” she said laughing. group and I believe this was confirmation and I have found my calling.” “She told me about the group and I Barry Jones, Seaford, formerly of thought this was a great idea. I love writDover, is hoping to produce an inspiraing, but sometimes given my busy schedtional novel and has a son, Pastor Darian ule I can get somewhat slothful and can Powell, who has recently published a definitely use some encouragement. WritChristian book in St. Petersburg, Fla. On ing is a gift, a talent, and I think it is her son’s Web site, which promotes the something that we should have a desire to By Tony E. Windsor

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Above are the members of the Vine and Vessels Ministry writer’s club during a recent meeting at the Seaford Public Library. The group meets at the library each fourth Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. From front on the left side of table: Chandra Russ, Seaford; Betty Ricks-Jarman, Greenwood; and Barry Jones, Seaford. On the right side of the table: Michelle Walker, Seaford; Margaret West, Seaford; and Joyce Sessoms of Laurel. Absent are Gloria Phillips, Bridgeville; Lisa Johnson, Delmar; and Robin Miles of Seaford. Photo by Tony Windsor

writers to help celebrate the positive things book, Heavy Calling, Lonely Walk, Jones has written an online forward for the book. in the African-American experience and make a real contribution to our communiJones agrees that the most important ty. This group has long been a desire of thing that the Vine and Vessels Ministry my heart. We want to see it grow and indoes for its members is to encourage its vite others to join us members in their pasand help us promote sion for writing. She ‘Our group caters to all types of writing.” feels it important for Members of the people to have the op- writers. We have aspiring poets, group, in addition to portunity to share playwrights, columnists, book Sessoms, Ricks-Jarthoughts and ideas Walker and about writing. writers, song writers — just a va- man, Russ, are Margaret Ricks-Jarman has West of Seaford, Globeen a longtime writer riety of passionate people who ria Phillips of of articles, guest edilove to write.’ Bridgeville, Robin torials and letters that Miles of Salisbury have been published and Lisa Johnson of in local newspapers. Delmar. Her writing most ofJoyce Sessoms Anyone interested ten promotes issues Member, Vine and Vessels Ministry in finding out more within the Africanabout the Vine and American community. “I think many of the positive things that Vessels Ministry writer’s club can call Ricks-Jarman or Sessoms at (302) 448are happening in the black community are 5939 or (302) 382-9904. The group meets sometimes overlooked,” she said. “I think every fourth Saturday of the month at 9:30 sometimes this community is underserved a.m. at the Seaford Pubic Library. by the media. We want to use our gifts as


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Photos and story by Daniel Richardson This years Starry Starry Night, the annual fundraising gala at Delaware Technical and Community College, offered guests a glimpse of Italian Culture. Many local restaurants provided their best Italian cuisine and bartenders poured Italian Margaritas, which are made using fresh squeezed lemons. Singer Al Martino provided the musical entertainment. Famous for his song “Spanish Eyes,” Martino also appeared in the movie, The Godfather as singer Johnny Fontane, Vito Corleone’s nephew in the movie. Martino performed many of his own songs as well as “Stranger’s in the Night” by Frank Sinatra and the “Love Theme” from the Godfather by Nina Rota. Human statues played by actors Penny England, top left and David Engel, top right, both surprised and entertained unsuspecting gala guests. The money raised from this years event will go towards funding technology in the classrooms. The money helps the school purchase Software upgrades as well as new equipment that is not covered by the school’s budget.

Delaware Tech’s Mascot, Roady, “gets down” while Tony Vifilippantonio plays his accordian. The pair entertained guests as they made their way to their dinner tables.

Al Martino entertained guests with many classic songs.

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If a walker crosses the finish line and no one cheers, did she still finish? In my best form, I trotted across the finish line. I didn’t hear any YNN ARKS cameras clicking — well, I hadn’t really expected them. But no one As I passed another cheered. I had expected perhaps a group of talkers, I congratfew cheers. ulated myself on my stratIn fact, no one even applauded, not even my husband, who was egy — while they were standing some distance off and wasting energy on converwho didn’t seem impressed at all sation, I was eating up the by my accomplishment. course. No matter. I had completed the 5K walk in second place — really Shortly after that, I realized that only in first place, because the woman ahead of me was one of the walk organizers and no one more group of women, not counting the race organizers, who walked at the doubt, before its start, had mapped out a front and who dropped out, one by one, to few shortcuts here and there, eliminating stand at intersections and direct the rest of herself from contention. I cheered myself. the walkers, stood between me and victo“I came in first!” I announced to my ry. That last group was made up of young husband, who had just completed the 10K women, teenagers maybe. But I was in my run. stride. I could take them. “Don’t you mean second?” And at last, about four blocks before “Whatever. The point is, I beat almost the finish line, I did. In deep conversation, everybody else.” they didn’t seem to notice. He continued to towel himself off. After crossing the finish line, I checked “And wasn’t this just supposed to be a the time. I had walked the 5K (3.1-mile) fun walk?” he asked. “You know — noncourse in a little under 44 minutes. That’s competitive?” I’m sure that all those women had been about the same length of time it takes me to walk the 2 miles, nine times around our strolling as fast as they could. yard plus a cool-down lap, that I do fairly It is true that the walk, part of Oxford regularly. Day in Oxford, Md., and a fundraiser for With a little bit of competition, I had breast cancer research, was billed as fun. increased my pace more than 33 percent. About a half hour after the runners had I’m like a racing greyhound, who willingtaken off, the organizers gathered the ly and over and over chases a stuffed aniwalkers, about 100 of us and all women, mal around a track. Dangle another walktogether and casually told us to start. er, stuffed or real, in front of me and I will Within seconds, I was at the front of the give it all I’ve got. pack, having breezed by several women During the awards ceremony, there was who, in the middle of conversations, had no mention of the walk, or any prize given not heard the command to get going. I think I was the only solitary walker in for the “first walker to cross the finish line after all organizers” (that was me). But my the group. As I passed another group of husband, who averaged 8-minute miles talkers, I congratulated myself on my throughout the course, claimed a trophy strategy — while they were wasting energy on conversation, I was eating up the for coming in third in his age group, 20th course. overall. Just after the halfway mark, I edged in He didn’t offer to share his trophy with front of two women who had passed me me. And anyway, I’m not interested in a earlier. As I walked by them, I heard one second-hand trophy. I want one of my telling the other that a couple weeks ago, own, handed to me as the crowd cheers she had run in a half marathon. I stepped and the cameras flash. it up a notch or two. Fun walk, anyone?



Art league plans photo contest The Millsboro Art League announces the third annual Photographic Exhibit and Juried Contest culminating in an exhibit, reception and award ceremony on Saturday, May 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Millsboro Art League, 203 Main Street, Millsboro. Photographic submissions are open to the public and art league members. Themes include People Watching, Themes in Red and Natural Wonders. For submission criteria and an entry form, call Maureen Dyer Ickrath at 302-

541-0483 or email Works can be submitted on Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Millsboro Art League. No submissions will be accepted after 4 p.m. May 4. Prizes include first place, $100; second place, $50; and third place, $25. In addition, each theme will be awarded a ribbon for first, second and third place. Photographs will be exhibited at the Millsboro Art League from May 17 through May 31.

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Spicy fiesta food can be as good for you as it is tasty Celebrating Cinco de Mayo is more popular here in the states ORETTA NORR than in Mexico. This comes no surprise to cynics who understand that commercial interests have had a large role in promoting the holiday with products focused on Mexican food, drink and festivities. Yet the commemoration of the battle of Puebla in which a small band of Mexican peasants defeated a sophisticated French force twice its size still gives Mexican-Americans the opportunity to celebrate their medium heat. Add the remaining 6 tableculture and customs and take pride in their spoons onion and salt; cover and cook influence on our own American culture. It over medium heat until the onions are also gives the rest of us a chance to celetranslucent, about 2 minutes. brate with them in what is increasingly beAdd garlic and cook for 1 minute. coming an eagerly anticipated date on the Add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon toasted American holiday calendar. oregano and chili powder and cook for 1 Most people think of Mexican cuisine minute. as being high in calories, but it doesn’t Add broth and hominy, bring to a simhave to be so. Check out these fiesta mer and cook for 5 minutes. Add beans recipes that are as good as they are and chicken; return to a simmer and cook healthy. until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle, about 5 minutes. New Mexican Posole Top with cabbage and the reserved Serves 2. Posole, originally from Jalisco, onion-oregano mixture. Serve with lime Mexico, is traditionally served around wedges. Christmastime. It’s so tasty and—with a Note: Hominy is white or yellow corn few convenience items like canned hominy that has been treated with lime to remove and chili powder—easy to make that we the tough hull and germ. Dried, ground like it any time of year. Shredded cheese, hominy is the main ingredient in grits. cilantro or thinly sliced radishes are traCanned, cooked hominy can be found in ditional toppings for this stew. the Latin section of large supermarkets — near the beans — or at Latin markets. 1 teaspoon dried oregano Recipe from 1/2 cup chopped red onion, divided 2 teaspoons canola oil Easy Black Beans Pinch of salt Makes 8 1/2-cup servings. Just the right 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped amount of beans to serve as a side dish, or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chili powder, to taste double the recipe for a vegetarian party. 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 15-ounce can hominy (see note below), 1 medium yellow onion, diced (about 1 rinsed 1/2 cups) 1 cup canned black beans or pinto beans, 2 cloves garlic, minced rinsed 2 teaspoons ground ancho chile pepper 6 ounces boneless, skinless chicken (see ingredient note below) breasts, trimmed of fat and cut into 3/4- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin inch pieces 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 cup finely shredded green cabbage 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed 2 lime wedges 1 cup water 1 tablespoon tomato paste Toast oregano in a small dry skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant, Heat oil in a medium saucepan over about 30 seconds. Transfer to a plate to medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, cool. Combine 1/2 teaspoon toasted stirring, until translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. oregano and 2 tablespoons onion in a Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, small bowl. for 30 seconds. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over Add ground chile, cumin and oregano



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and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds more. Add beans, water and tomato paste; stir to combine. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are heated through and the sauce is slightly thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve warm. Ingredient note: Ancho chile peppers, one of the most popular dried chiles used in Mexico, are dried poblano peppers. They have a mild, sweet, spicy flavor. Ground ancho chile pepper can usually be found in the specialty-spice section of large supermarkets. If you can’t find them, substitute ground chili powder with a pinch of cayenne. Recipe from Amazing Chicken Tortilla Soup Serves 10 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 medium jalapeno pepper, chopped

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Railroad exhibit at museum to end Sunday The museum is open Thursday to Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free to Seaford Historical Society members, $3 for non-members. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. The Historical Society is holding a raffle. The winner will have a choice of one week in Myrtle Beach or in Williamsburg. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and are being sold at the museum and at the Ross Mansion (no admission fee required to purchase tickets). The drawing will be in December during Victorian Christmas at the Ross Plantation. Call 628-9828 for more information.

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The railroad exhibit at the Seaford Museum ends on Sunday, May 4. Railroad collectables is the theme for this presentation, which includes artifacts from the early days of the steam locomotive. The collection includes picture postcards of local depots postmarked more than 100 years ago, from Seaford, Laurel, Bridgeville and Delmar. There are stock certificates and passes from many Delmarva railroad companies that date back to 1864 and tools marked with the Pennsylvania Railroad insignia. This is the railroad that financed the Delaware Railroad, which brought rail service to Seaford in 1856.

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Friends of Seaford Library yard sale

The Friends of the Seaford district Library will hold a yard sale on Saturday, May 10, rain or shine. Your donations and support are needed to make this event a success. If you have items or plants to donate, they may be left at the library anytime starting May 3 during regular business hours. Clothing can not be accepted. The Friends would like to thank Janice Phillips for volunteering again to organize the yard sale. Call 629-2524 for more information.

Our Lady of Lourdes May Fair

The annual May Fair will be held Saturday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., to benefit the building fund at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Seaford, next to the Junior High School on Stein Highway. There will be attic treasures, flowers, clothing, and shoes for all ages, linens, jewelry, books, chairs, furniture, tools, toys, Mother’s Day, baked food tables, etc. A money raffle will be sold and drawings will be at 12:30 p.m. (You do not have to be present to win.) Food to eat-in or take-out: homemade soup; sausage, pepper and onion sandwiches; chicken salad sandwiches, and dessert.

The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #9 will hold a Longaberger basket bingo on Thursday, May 8, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several basket combinations including medium serving set and Mother’s Day set as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the large hamper with lid or one of the several door prizes. For ticket information contact the FOP at 629-8087.

Gethsemane spaghetti dinner

An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be served on May 3, 4-7 p.m., at Gethsemane United Methodist Church fellowship hall, Reliance Road, Seaford. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12. A bake table will be available.

Blades Fire Hall breakfast

There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades, May 4, from 8 till 11 a.m. Cost is adults $7, children $3. Sponsored by the Auxiliary and Firemen of the Fire Company. For more information call Jewell Chaffinch at 629-6904.

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Lots 1, 2 & 3, Huston Acres, Route 20 West, Seaford: REDUCED as of April: Three restricted estate lots ready for your new custom construction. Now is the time to take advantage of low interest rates and construct your dream home on these beautiful, cleared lots located less than 1 mile west of Seaford. Owner will consider competitive offers for a bulk sale of all three lots for a recorded minor subdivision. Lot 1: 2.64 acres, $135,000; Lot 2: 2.53 acres, $130,000; Lot 3: 5 acres, $180,000. MLS #551544, 551546 & 551548 45 Read Street, Seaford, REDUCED!! Classic Cape Cod located in one of Seaford’s prettiest neighborhoods, less than 1/2 block north of the Seaford Golf & Country Club. Newer family room addition, replacement windows, brick fireplace & ample backyard. This is the only property currently offered for sale in Martin Farms! $209,900. MLS #550779

8423 Cannon Road, Seaford: Beautiful custom ranch, 3 years young situated on almost 3 full acres north of Seaford across from Clear-brooke Estates. Over 2,600 sq. ft. of quality construction, manicured yard with establ i s h e d landscap ing and pride of ownership combine to complete this appealing country estate. This is a must see property offered at a competitive price! $374,900. MLS #554396

323 Willey St., Seaford: Picture Perfect! Starting out or slowing down, this completely renovated property features hardwood & ceramic tile floors, recessed lighting, gourmet kitchen, central AC, detached garage & professionally landscaped yard. Competitively priced to sell at $194,900. MLS #537566

436 Hall Street, Seaford: Owner says sell this property now! Quality construction and quality intown location make a great combination. 4 BRs, 2 baths, full basement, carport and a large .34 acre lot. Ready to sell at $189,900. MLS #541563

de L’amour” on Saturday, May 3. Grand March tickets are on sale now for $3 or at the door for $4. Grand March will start promptly at 5 p.m. in the Madden auditorium.

Youth Flower Fair

The annual Gethsemane United Methodist Youth Group Flower Fair will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church on Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. We will have hanging baskets, potted flowers, bedding flowers, plants and other items. We will also have breakfast sandwiches and hot dogs along with a bake sale. This event is a fundraiser of the youth group to help support their activities and events. Gethsemane U.M.C. is located four miles west of Seaford on Stein Highway. (Rt. 20) near Reliance, Md.

Boy Scouts hold BBQ

Boy Scout Troop 182 is having their 42nd annual chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 3, from 11:30 a.m. till it’s gone. We will be set up on Norman Eskridge Highway next to Dover Electric in Seaford.

Vera Bradley & Longaberger bingo

The Ritual Team of Seaford Moose Lodge #1728 will host a bingo featuring Vera Bradley bags and Longaberger baskets on Monday, May 12, at 7 p.m. Door prizes featuring the Vera Bradley carry-on piece of luggage and the Longaberger dogwood wrought iron wall shelf combo will be given at the end of the night.

Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge located at 22759 Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call David or Travis Sirman at 875-3792, or Seaford Moose Lodge at 629-8408 for information. Seating will be limited. Must be 18 years old to play.

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 three-day 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.

Breakfast cafe

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

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. No registration

Ryan and Friends Starring ventriloquist and comedian Ryan Bomgardner and friends!

Clean comedy for all ages! Saturday, May 10, 7:30 p.m. Greenwood Mennonite School 12802 Mennonite School Road, Greenwood, DE From Rt. 13 in Greenwood, go east on Rt. 16, left on Rt. 36 and right on Mennonite School Road. For more info, please call (302) 462-7218.

This event is free!!

A freewill offering will be received Proceeds to benefit the Greenwood Mennonite School

PAGE 22 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 856-5239 for more information.

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. Beginners 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.

Seaford Art Gala

Seaford High School will be hosting an Art Gala 2008 on May 15. The Seaford High School band and chorus will hold their annual spring concert and there will be a show of student artwork judged by Nanticoke River Arts Council. Doors will open at 6 p.m. to view students’ artwork which will be on display in the lobby of Seaford High School until 7 p.m. The band and chorus concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Madden auditorium.

Basket bingo

The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club is holding a “filled” Longaberger basket bingo on Friday, May 16. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35- first 100 tickets sold receive a tote bag and a voucher for a Pizza King pizza, sweet tea and dessert. Proceeds benefit programming at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club. For tickets, call Karen Schreiber at 629-8740.

SHS 1958 class reunion

The Seaford High School Class of 1958 will be holding their 50th class reunion on May 30, 31 and June 1. If you have information on addresses for the following classmates, call Sally (Hann) Van Schaik at 6290619. Walter Sirman, Madeline Meding Hurley, Patricia Lloyd Robinson, Woody Jones, Beverly Hoagland Murray, Judy Friedel Timmons, Connie Crockett Hastings, George Bell, Joan Cordrey Eckert.

Car & motorcycle show

Classic car and motorcycle show, flower sale and pulled pork platters, Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at 9437 Ginger Lane, Rt.13 north of Seaford. $10 entry fee for classic cars and motorcycles.

MORNING STAR • MAY 1 - 7, 2008

Miss Laurel Pageant

On Saturday, May 3, at 7 p.m., the 2008 Miss Laurel Pageant will be held at the high school. We are up to 11 little girls but only two big girls have applied. Applications are available at the High School, Ralph Todd’s office, the library and through Barbara Cross 875-3753.

furniture, household trash, stoves, and limbs bundled in 4-ft. lengths. Items that will NOT be picked up include tires, batteries, oil, construction materials, dirt, rocks, bricks, etc. M-T Trash will have a truck available to pick-up refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners, as long as the freon has been removed. M-T Trash will also have a truck to pick up paint, stain, etc. These items must be kept in a separate area from the rest of the trash. Large tree limbs can be delivered to the town’s wastewater treatment plant. A scrap metal container will be placed at the Town Hall parking lot. Questions may be directed to Town Manager Bonie Walls at 337-7135.

Chicken & dumplings

National Day of Prayer

Oyster fry

An oyster fry will be held Saturday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at Charity Lodge 27, Poplar St., Laurel. Oyster, hamburger, hot dog sandwiches, baked goods, and homemade ice cream.

Laurel Baptist Church will be having a free Community Luncheon on Saturday, May 17, from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, on the west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town. For further information, contact Shirley at 875-2314.

Gospel Café pig roast & concert

Gospel Café hosts a pig roast & concert in the park, Central Avenue and Market Street, Laurel on May 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. Pork sandwiches $3, sodas $.50 cents, water $1, homemade ice cream and desserts. Bring your own chairs and listen to the music and God’s message – Amanda Jones – Cassandra Abbott – Joey Lecates.

Mt. Pleasant UMC Spring festival

Circle May 10 on your calendar for the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Spring Festival. It will be serving from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The menu includes oyster fritters, chicken salad and hot dog sandwiches, homemade soups, ice cream and various bake items. The church is located on Mt. Pleasant Road approximately 3 miles west of Laurel off of Rt. 24. Carryouts are available during the same hours.

Laurel Strawberry Festival

Second annual Strawberry Festival will be held May 17, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Laurel. Breakfast, lunch, craft tables, Everything strawberry, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Scrapple sandwiches will be served. Includes Historical Society special tours $10. Strawberries sold by basket or gallon. Bake table. Something for everyone.

Family bike rally

Trap Pond Partners and Trap Pond State Park will hold its fifth annual “Get In Gear” family bike rally on May 3. Registration from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Adults $16; under 16, $8. Bike trail is 5 miles of easy riding, plus an 8-mile road course. Trails will be posted and volunteers will be present to help. Rain date is May 4. For more information call the park office at 875-5133.

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 preschool story time. Story time is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 8753184.

LHS class of ‘87

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 and/or would like to help plan the reunion, contact Michele Procino-Wells at or 628-4140.

The annual National Day of Prayer will be held Thursday, May 1. Prayer services will be held at the Bridgeville Historical Society Park, Delaware Avenue and Williams Street. Services will commence at 7 p.m. Join your neighbors to pray for our community, state and nation. God Bless America. (In the event of inclement weather services will be held at Union United Methodist Church, Laws and Market streets.)

CHEER dinner club

Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Center every Wednesday evening, for our weekly dinner club 5 p.m-7 p.m. The CHEER Greenwood Center is located at 12713 Sussex Highway, Greenwood, and

the public is welcomed. Each week there will be a delicious dinner offered for the price of $5 per person for individuals over 60+ years. For more information call the center at 349-5237 or visit the CHEER website at

Greenwood Spring festival

The Greenwood Mennonite School will be holding its 22nd annual Greenwood Spring Festival on Saturday, June 7, on the school grounds in Greenwood. This “rain or shine” event has become well respected in the community for its family fun and entertainment. All-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Booths will feature hundreds of items, including fresh-made foods, chicken barbeque, pork barbeque, seafood, including crab cakes, baked goods, milkshakes, handcrafted items, books, plants, crafts; plus a petting zoo, children’s games, a quilting demonstration, a white elephant booth, and more. Activities include Spring festival auction, beginning at noon, various entertainments on the main stage, volleyball and softball tournaments, and helicopter rides. All proceeds from the festival benefit the 80-year-old Greenwood Mennonite School, the longest continuously operating Mennonite elementary school in the U.S.A. G.M.S. offers quality Christian education for grades K-12, with the current enrollment at around 220 students. The school is located on Mennonite School Road, between Rts. 16 and 36, east of Greenwood. For more information, contact Kevin Troyer at 422-0745.

Beef, Pork & Beer fundraiser

Greenwood Volunteer Fire Co. will host a Beef, Pork & Beer fundraiser to benefit one of our own with medical expenses, Chief Tommy Jones. Saturday, June 14, from 2 p.m.-midnight. Tickets are $25 per

Messiah’s Vineyard Church PO Box 60, Laurel, DE 19956

Located Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd. & Rt. 13 in Laurel.

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

Sunday, May 11th Mother’s Day Pastor Cami Dukes will be ministering on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, at 9:30 a.m. You won’t want to miss this wonderful message filled with drama, comedy, and energy.

Ladies Prayer Brunch Community yard sale

The town of Bridgeville will host a community-wide yard sale on Saturday, May 3, at 7 a.m. You will find great bargains at many homes throughout the town.

Clean-up day

Bridgeville will hold a neighborhood clean-up day on Saturday, May 10. All items must be curbside by 6 a.m., as M-T Trash will only go down each street once. Allowable items for pick-up include:

Tuesday, May 13th at 8:30 a.m. Special Speaker: Jana Maddox

Ladies Tea Saturday, May 31st at 2:00 a.m. Special Speaker: Pat Paynter For more information, please call our office at 875-4646 or visit our website at

MORNING STAR • MAY 1 - 7, 2008 person at the door, or $20 in advance. Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company is located at 112611 Sussex Highway, P.O. Box 1, Greenwood, DE 19950. Featuring: DJ Bullet; dunkin’ booth; silent auction, 2-6 p.m. (checks or cash only); live music: The 5:01 Band, 8 p.m.-midnight; cash bar; 50/50 raffle. For tickets contact: David Sapp 302349-4529 or email

AARP advanced safety program

The Greenwood CHEER Center, located at 12713 Sussex Hwy, in Greenwood, will host a 2-day, 8 hour total, AARP advanced safety program on Thursday, May 1, and Friday, May 2. This course will be held from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day and the cost is $10 per participant. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. For more information or to register call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Georgetown Public Library events

• Gardening Tips 101 on May 6 at 2 p.m. • The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at St Paul’s Episcopal Church at Academy and Pine Street. The entertainment portion of the program will be presented by The School of the Arts Steel Drum Band and Lee Mussoff who will present a program on “Humor through Literature.” Afterwards there will be a brief business meeting with the election of officers. • Story Time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. • Monthly book discussion on Wednesday, May 14, at 10 a.m. This month discussion will be on “The Innocent” by Harlan Coben. For more information call the library at 856-7958. • The Georgetown Public Library is holding its bag sale. The entire selection of books and VHS in the conference room one bag can hold for a $1.

911 Awareness Day

Learn more about 911 and your local emergency services from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 8 at the new Sussex County Emergency Operations Center located at 21911 Rudder Lane in Georgetown. Featuring the Delaware State Police helicopters, Sgt. Dan, State Farm Insurance, K9 demos, police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, paramedics, County and State command center, bike safety, Smokey the Bear, Vince and Larry the crash tests dummies, Delaware Electric Co-Op, State Fire Marshall’s safety displays, Delaware State Fire School, DEMA and DNREC. Admission is free and open to the public. Lunch is courtesy of Grotto’s Pizza, McDonald’s and Edy’s Ice Cream. For more information, contact Joann Iconono at 855-2980 or Richard Short at 855-7802.

Spring craft show

The Georgetown Historical Society is seeking crafters for their May 17 and 18 Spring craft show to be held at the Marvel Carriage Museum located at 510 South Bedford St. in Georgetown. The doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. (Tables and chairs will be available.) Questions call 856-2760 or 8566642.

‘Mikado’ performance

A semi-staged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta, “The Mikado,” will be performed by the Southern Delaware Choral Society in their annual spring concert on Saturday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 11, at 3 p.m., in the theater at Delaware Technical Institute, Georgetown. Under the direction of John Ranney, the choral group will perform the music of the entire operetta accompanied by a story narration, which is written and will be performed by Roo Brown of Lewes. Also featured during the performance will be pianist Paul Fleckenstein. Information available on line at Tickets are $15 for the general audience and $10 for students and are being sold at Puzzles in Lewes and Browseabout Books in Rehoboth, or call 302-645-2013. On the web at


Longaberger & Vera Bradley bingo

Holly’s Community Center sponsors Gregory’s Blasters fundraiser, Longaberger basket and Vera Bradley bingo July 12 at the Salisbury Moose Lodge. Enjoy good food, specials, raffles, silent auction, 50/50 and much more. Baskets and bags are filled. Tickets $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. For tickets call: Lois Burton at 410-7493947. Ask to reserve your table for six or more. The fundraiser is in memory of Greg Taylor.

Airplane Pull

On Monday, May 5, Georgetown AARP #5340 will be hosting a fund raiser at the Roadhouse Steak Joint, Rehoboth Beach, from 6 to 8 p.m. Come out and eat, and ten percent of the day’s proceeds will go towards the scholarship fund. There will be a 50/50 drawing. For more information, call 856-3404 or 945-1288.

On Sunday, May 4, the Delaware Air National Guard will host the Delaware National Guard Plane Pull to benefit Special Olympics Delaware. Teams of 20 pit their strength against a 100,000 lb. C-130 aircraft to see who can pull the plane the fastest. More than 40 teams are expected to compete in 2008. Cost is $500 for the college and adult divisions, $250 for high schools. Awards will be given for “fastest pull” and “lightest team” in each division. Team members receive an event T-shirt with their team name on the back and a 5x7 team photo in front of the enemy (the plane). For more information contact Lisa Smith at 302-8313482 or email

Confederate Heritage Day

Ride for domestic violence

Scholarship fundraiser

Delaware Confederate Heritage Day, Saturday, May 10, at Soldier’s Monument, Marvel Museum, South Bedford Street, Georgetown. A newly discovered Delaware Confederate’s name will be added to the monument. Events get underway at 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Delaware Grays Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 2068, based in Seaford. For details, visit

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. For information, call Mildred Riley 846-3846.

Ruritan Club breakfast

All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month October to June 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at The Galestown, Md. Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. This month it will be held May 25.

Motorcycle ‘Ride of the Free’

“Ride of the Free for the Home of the Brave” (homeless Veterans Shelter) on Sunday, May 4 (rain or shine). Registration begins at 10 a.m., last bike out at 11 a.m. at “The Home of the Brave” located off Rt. 1 North on Sharps Road just south of Milford. Leisure ride through Greenwood, Bridgeville, Seaford, Millsboro, to “The Home of the Brave.” Join us for good food – a 50/50 rafflepin. Cost is $15, registration fee with free tshirt to the first 150 registered riders. Help us serve those who served us. (Donations of cash, food, clothing, etc. are appreciated.) For more information call 302-424-1681.

The fifth annual Delaware State Police Ride for Domestic Violence awareness is Saturday, May 3 at Delaware State Police Headquarters Complex, 1441 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover. Registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. This police escorted motorcycle ride seeks to raise awareness about domestic violence in Delaware. The ride, which travels through Delaware’s back roads and countryside, is

open to the public. Cost is $15 per rider. For more information, contact Brenda Unruh at 302-739-5864.

Casino night

Casino night to benefit nonprofit Delaware Hospice will be held on Friday, May 30, at Rehoboth Convention Center from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Local celebrity dealers will provide an entertaining evening of black jack, texas hold’em, roulette, and poker. Guests will enjoy refreshments provided by Lighthouse Cove & Catering, Wine Tasting by Kemp’s Liquors, beer from Banks Wine and Spirits, soft drinks donated by Pepsi, water by PepUp Inc., and great prizes from a raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling Peggy Dolby, 800-838-9800, or emailing For more information go to

Bethel town-wide yard sale

Bethel Historical Society will sponsor a town-wide yard sale, May 17, from 7 a.m. until…? Set-up in your own yard, or central location at corner of Main and First streets. $10 fee will be collected. Scrapple sandwiches and homemade baked goodies will be available at the Community House. This will benefit the Count On Me Club. Any questions call 875-3971.

SHS Alumni meets

The next executive board meeting of the Seaford High School Alumni Association


SUPER BINGO EVERY TUESDAY NER W IN LL A TA K E G ame nza B o n a 0 0. 0 0 $10 o t ! p Jac k

Tickets On Sale Tuesday Night

Delmar VFW Bingo

200 West State Street, Delmar, MD CASH PAYOUT

$100* Over 60 People $50* Under 60 People

No one under the age of 18 allowed to play TIMES: *Based on the number of people. Doors Open 5 p.m. CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION Games 6:45 p.m. 410-896-3722 or 410-896-3379 Turkey Shoot every Sunday at 12 noon. Join Us for Dinner on the 1st & 3rd Fridays at 6 p.m.



Trap Pond Partners meets

Trap Pond Partners (a volunteer nonprofit organization) meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bald Cypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel. We are always looking for new members and ideas to improve our state park. To learn more, visit

Georgetown Lions meet

The Georgetown Lions Club dinnermeeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, at Easter Seals, 22317 DuPont Blvd., conference room. District-22 CoChair of Special Olympics Lion Winnie and Barbara Spence will be the guest speakers accompanied by a Special Olympic athlete. Visiting Lions and potential members are welcomed, but should call Helen Wilson at 856-2972, or the Rev. Charles Covington at 855-1160.

S.A.L.T. Council meets

The S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Lawmen Together) Council has announced that their monthly meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. This month it will be on May 14, in the Sussex County Administration Office just south of the Wilmington Trust Bank on Route 113. The Council invites any individuals, organizations, agencies and police departments concerned with the welfare of senior citizens to attend. The 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. For additional information, contact president Al Hahn at 436-2157.

Orchid Hobbyists meet

Orchid Hobbyists of Delmarva will meet on the third Sunday of each month September through June, from 2-5 p.m. Everyone is welcome from beginners to experienced growers. Annual membership is $15 per family. For more information, contact either: Luther Shultz 410-341-6058, or Mary Jo Marshall 410-822-3941.

on Tuesday, May 20, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Charley Caparella of WBOC. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us — we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.

cruise across Lake Winnipesaukee. Contact Rose Wheaton for more information about AARP Chapter 1084 trips at 629-7180.

The Laurel High School Class of 1956 will hold their quarterly luncheon at the Laurel Dutch Inn, Friday, May 16, at 11:30 a.m. Plans will be discussed for their 52nd reunion dinner.

Nanticoke Senior Center’s 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 and dinner theatre.Nanticoke Senior Center’s Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Trip presents “Foot Loose” on Thursday, June 26, matinee in Lancaster, Pa. Cost is $70 members, $75 non-members.

Marine Corps meeting

Bus trip to Jamaica, Queens

July 4th meetings

Laurel July 4th meetings are set for the following days: May 19, June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23 and June 30. They begin at 5 p.m. and are held at the Laurel Chamber Office.

Class of 1956 luncheon

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

Trap Pond Partners meet

Trap Pond Partners meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bald Cypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel. We are currently planning our 5th annual “Get In Gear” family bike rally to be held May 3. Visit us at for additional information.

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.

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.

A bus trip to Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., on Saturday, Aug. 16, from Big Lots, Seaford. Bus will leave at 5 a.m. Departure from New York, 5 p.m. Price $50, flat rate. For information contact Sister Paris Twyman, at 1-410-754-9135.

Fall trip to Hamptons

Methodist Manor House in Seaford will host a fall trip to the Hamptons in New York on Oct. 1. This three days, two nights tour planned by White Star Tours is a “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” tour. Your cost of $399 per person/double occupancy includes lodging, most meals, tours, motor-coach transportation and much more. For more information or to register, call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631. Sign up deadline is June 1.

Knitting Guild meets

All Knitters: The “Sea Purls” Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Cheer Center in Georgetown on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. For more details call Joyce Smirk, Secretary, 302-732-6495. Lunch available.

Widowed Persons Service

The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting

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, a trip to Camden Yards is planned. Bus will leave at 4 p.m. Game time is 7 p.m. Cost is $52.

AARP Chapter #915 trips

Colorado, June 20-30, cost is $879 per person. Call 410-822-2314. Branson, Mo - Sept. 13-20, cost is $875 per person. Call 410-822-2314. New England/Vermont, NH, Boston and Salem, Oct. 13-19, cost is $1085 double, and $1335 single. Call 410-673-7856. Myrtle Beach - Nov. 10-13, cost $430 per person. Call 410-754-8588. Bus trips for 2008Hamptons, N.Y., May 16-18, cost is $480 double and $675 for singles. Call 410-6737856. New York Day Trip - May 24, cost $42 per person. Call 410-754-8588 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.

The 12-Week Program Advises Proper Nutrition, Food Choices and Encourages Exercise!

Weight Loss Competition

The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford is having their “Installation Dinner” on May 8, at the Seaford Country Club, at 5:30 p.m. Social; 6 p.m. Dinner. Our hostess is Betty Truitt and her committee. Delaware Grays, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2068 of Seaford regular monthly meeting is Monday, May 5 at 7 p.m. in conference room, Seaford Public Library. Open to all descendants of Confederate soldiers and those interested in preserving history. Details,

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 875-2536.

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Acorn Club installation dinner

Delaware Grays meet

Laurel Senior Center trip

Senior Center trips


will be on May 1 at 7 p.m., in the Seaford Museum. If any additional information is needed, call Donna Hastings Angell at 6298077.

MORNING STAR • MAY 1 - 7, 2008

AARP chapter 1084 trips

• Ride the Rails, West Virginia, trip on May 21-23. Cost is $420 per person, double; $515 single. Visit Backbone Mt. Windmill Farms on your way to Thomas, W.Va. • Trip to U.S. Naval Academy – Annapolis, Md., on June 24. Cost is $64 per person. View exhibits and do a guided tour of the Academy. Have lunch at “Phillips’ restaurant before doing some shopping. Board the Harbor Queen for a narrated sightseeing cruise of Annapolis Harbor and the banks of the Academy. • New Hampshire White Mountains trip on Oct. 13-16. The cost is $650 per person (double occupancy). Visit Franconia Notch State Park, Flume Gorge, world famous Chutter’s store, Littleton’s Pollyanna, Sugar Hill Sampler & Museum, Harman’s Cheese & Country Store. Dinner aboard the Café Lafayette Dinnner Train and also ride on the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. Then

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Little League is about more than just playing baseball There is an old saying taken from the Bible and maybe my verAT URPHY sion is slightly different: “There is a season for everything,” the sayBaseball is still the ing goes, “and it’s the season for Little League baseball.” greatest game and from it Well, OK — Bridgeville, Seaford, Delmar and now Laurel come great memories, have gotten their seasons started. Used to be that around the middle friendships and lessons of of May was always opening day and in Laurel, I do know we used life. to have a huge parade that went the length of Central Avenue, turned most of those former youngsters, at first I onto 10th Street to the park and with all did not know him. the queens riding in a convertible, made a What is different this year is that the turn on to Wolf Alley where the teams unnumber of players is down and this is not loaded and assembled on the field. Jill just in Laurel. If you're an old-timer you Konaigi and Rhonda Radish were a couple are naturally concerned, but upon examinof the Major Boys Indians queens. Boy ing this situation maybe we should not be, was I proud of my team! or at least not greatly. There is so much Some things have changed and some things are the same, some 30-years later. It more for the kids of today to be involved in and it has gotten very expensive to parmade me feel extra good when Tim ticipate in Little League, but I hope no Travetelo, one of my former ballplayers, youngster was denied because of inability stopped me at the park to say hi. Like to pay.



Let’s see, 30 years ago registration was $5 and today it is around $50 for the first child. Yes, parents have special challenges but for all this, it is still worth it. Baseball is still the greatest game (yes, that’s my opinion) and from it come great memories, friendships and lessons of life. If you don’t think baseball gets into your blood, look at 80-year-plus Tommy Young of Delmar in full uniform. I’m sure he would have pitched an inning if he had been allowed at Delmar's opener. Little League seems to be a very expensive program but it has had outstanding support from the community. For that, the community deserves thanks. Finally the thing that really makes Little League special is the gathering of hundreds of young people who learn how to accept each other. To me, that is what the program is about and with the fans’ and coaches’ encouragement we can help another generation of young people. Dale Boyce doesn’t forget anything — well, almost nothing. He did attend the Administrative Professionals Day, one day after it was over. Dale was the only professional there, you might say. Saturday morning, Kay and I attended Concord United Methodist Church’s Car and Tractor Show and was I impressed with some of those cars, particularly Leon Hall’s 1955 Chevy. My first car was a 1956 Chevrolet so I could relate to it.

Of course, the show had food and of course, we had to try it. Oyster sandwiches were not ready and golly-gee, I’m trying to avoid them anyway, so I had the largest scrapple and egg sandwich in Sussex County. Then we had the last of Delores Lloyd’s homemade sticky buns. “Best I ever ate,” said Kay, as I again was denied. Oh well, a nice little event, as Chris Dukes and “Bunnie” Williams said it was! Bruce and Nancy Willey with their Gospel Café have turned a small Saturday night Christian music event into one that has exceeded everyone’s expectations in size and is a much talked about Laurel event. Many tell me they would not miss it at 6 p.m. on Saturday evenings. Anyway, on May 17, the Gospel Café will host a pig roast and concert in the park on Market Street and I believe Bruce is going to introduce his album “Mr. Blindman.” More on this later, but May 17 — what a great day for Laurel with all that is going on. How about Eastern Shore Veterinary Hospital? All the workers there this past Saturday raised $5,100 for the Walk for the Animals at the annual walk in Rehoboth Beach. I think there are nine, 10 or 11 employees, so this was certainly a great effort. Thank them for what they did for all our pets and I’m not sure, but I think, they may still be able to get a donation in. Second place in Delaware — wow!

WINNERS OF DRAWING CONTEST - The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) received 46 entries in its 2008 Adopt-A-Highway litter awareness drawing contest. The winners are Trevor Marine, 6, of Laurel, in the 5 to 7-year-old category; Nikalus Jackson, 10, of Delaware City, in the 8 to 10-year-old category; and Zachary Broyles, 11, of Dover, in the 11 to 13-year-old category. The winning entries can be viewed at DelDOT’s website,, under Media Gallery. The winning drawings will be used in a variety of forms to promote the Adopt-A-Highway Program.

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Church Bulletins Trinity UM Gospel concert

Trinity United Methodist in Laurel, near Trap Pond will be sponsoring a Gospel Concert Friday, May 2. Join us for a night of gospel music featuring the inspirational sounds of “All For Him,” Phil Davis, Jerry Jones and the O’Day Family. Food will be available for purchase and a love offering will be taken. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 6:30. For more information, call 875-7715 or 875-4741.

St. John’s multicultural services

Siempre Verde, a multicultural, bilingual service is being led by Pastor Luis Almandoz on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at St. John’s United Methodist Church at Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford. Praise music, powerful preaching and a small meal unite this fellowship of persons of both Hispanic and Anglo origins. Alberto Mendez leads worship on the keyboard.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery, a step program which claims Jesus Christ as its Higher Power, is meeting at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar streets, on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. This program is open to persons who wish to turn over their hurts, habits, and hang-ups to God such that they may be healed. For more information, call Rev. Constance Hastings, 629-9466, or Robert Spadaccini, 841-1720.

Ladies’ bible study

There is a ladies’ bible study, held every Tuesday starting at 10 a.m., at Laurel Baptist Church, Bi-State Boulevard in Laurel.This bible study is a non-denominational study, only God’s Word is studied, making us to be more like Christ. Should you have any questions regarding the study, feel free to call Gertrude R. Smith at 875-5300.

Galestown UMC Spring hymn

Galestown United Methodist Church annual Spring hymn sing at the church at 2 p.m., (no morning service). Special music: The Sounds of Joy and Amanda Jones. A buffet style hot dinner will be served following the service at the Galestown Community Center.

Loyalty Day & Day of Prayer

On May 1, at 7 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 on Governors Avenue in Greenwood, the Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a duel program of celebration for Loyalty Day and the National Day of Prayer. The program will begin at 7 p.m. with a half-hour patriotic concert (and old time favorite songs) by the Sweet Adelines known as the First State Harmonettes. Pastor Joyce Mizzelle of Grace-n-Mercy Church in Greenwood, will be the guest speaker for the second half of the evening’s program celebrating the National Day of Prayer. All area churches are invited to send two representatives from their worship service who will present prayers for our

country. The public is invited to attend the Loyalty Day/National Day of Prayer Celebration. For more details contact Pres. Michaele S. Russell at 302-349-4220

Pendel Brass to perform in Seaford

The Pendel Brass, Singers and Timbrelists of The Salvation Army will present a celebration of music on Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, in Seaford. The weekend begins Saturday at 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church on High Street in Seaford for open air sharing of music and the gospel. The celebration continues that evening at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church on Pine and Poplar Streets with a free will offering concert. Proceeds from the offering will benefit youth and camp programs of The Salvation Army of Sussex County. The climax piece of the concert “To the Chief Musician” will be a collaborative musical effort with the St. John’s United Methodist Church Choir. Continuing with the celebration on Sunday morning, The Salvation Army Pendel Brass, Singers and Timbrelists will participate in united worship at all three of St. John’s services at 8:30, 10 and 11:15 a.m.

‘Walk for Life’

The Sussex Pregnancy Care Center will be hosting it’s 14th annual “Walk for Life” on Saturday, May 10, at Eagles Nest Family Campground in Milton. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the 1mile walk starts at 9 a.m. with events ending at 11 a.m.

Money raised will benefit the Sussex Pregnancy Care Center located at 5 Burger King Drive in Georgetown. They are a non-profit, compassionate facility eager to listen, guide and help bring real solutions to women and families confronting pregnancy issues. To become a participant stop by the center to receive a pledge form. There will be a large Mennonite bake sale held at the walk to raise additional funds. There will also be clowns, face painting, and free balloons for the kids. If you would like to participate please call the center at 302-856-4344 or contact Kim Willey, Event Coordinator at 302-3377876.

St. Luke’s elects Vestry

Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church held its 173rd annual parish meeting on Sunday, April 20. Elected to the Vestry are Jim Crescenzo, Dawn Conaway, Jinny Coxe, and Bruce LeVan. The Senior Warden is Noel Sizemore, the Junior Warden is Sarah Quick, the Registrar is Jinny Coxe and the Treasurer is Lisa Lee. The Rector, the Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato, gave the State of the Parish address, applauding everyone. Everyone enjoyed breaking bread together, and the business portion of the meeting concluded with a brief meeting of the new Vestry. The Vestry meetings are now scheduled for the third Tuesday of the month. more church items page 29

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: 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.


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


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 Holy Eucharist with Healing and Church School ~ Sunday @ 9:30 am

SUNDAY WEDNESDAY Underground Family Worship (7-12 grade) 6:15 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Prayer Team ‘The Table’ God’s Big Back Yard (last Wed. of mo) 7:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m.

94 Walnut St. Laurel, DE 19956


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

For info, call 875.7995 or visit

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

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

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

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Understanding freedom By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church


We surrender our I still remember the moment I felt most free in my entire life. I lives to the One was 18 years old and I was sitting in the parking lot in the local mall who promises to in Rochester, NY. I had no intention of going in because I didn’t give us life to the have any money. But that didn’t matter, because for the very first I fullest potential. had driven somewhere by myself. What a feeling of freedom, just ourselves to laws that are for our best. As me in that pumpkin orange Datsun B-210 Christians, we submit ourselves to a God hatchback. (The only thing uglier than the who tells us how to use our minds, our car shape was its color!) But it was mine mouths, our wallets, and our very lives. and I could go anywhere I wanted…all by To submit to such a God brings freedom myself. and joy. Many of you remember that feeling of Three weeks before I got married I freedom. But I am also thinking about ancalled my fiancé (Diane) and the phone other type of freedom today… spiritual just rang and rang. On about the fifteenth freedom. I have discovered that as well. ring she finally answered. I asked her Paradoxically, my freedom has come what she had been doing. She said she through my submission to the commands was out in the back yard turning cartof Christ. wheels. “Turning cartwheels” I asked, Some mistakenly feel that to surrender “why that?” our will to God is to somehow reduce our She responded, “I was inside reading freedom or enslave ourselves, but the opthe Bible and began to think about the fact posite is true. We surrender our lives to that we had obeyed God’s commands for the One who promises to give us life to purity and that we would enter our marthe fullest potential. riage as virgins. I got so excited I went This makes complete sense if you coninto the back yard and cartwheels are how sider once again the driving illustration. it came out!” Would we be freer if we did not have to That kind of joy is repeated time and submit to the rules of the road? Would again when we learn to live our lives in things be better if there were no stop obedience to God’s instructions found in lights at busy intersections, no paint to the Bible. The psalmist said this, “I relimit where on the road we drove, and no joice in following your statutes as one respeed limits to curb our need for speed? joices in great riches. I delight in your deRather than being freer, we would be crees; I will not neglect your word.” dead. (Psalm 119:14,16) All of us enjoy the freedom of mobility There is a word for that kind of exuberin our cars because we willingly submit ant obedience; freedom.

Centenary Gospel Café weekly

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. May Guest Singers are: Saturday, May 3 - Shorefire Quartet, J.R. Mayle, Debbie O’Neal, Kaila Clucas. Saturday, May 10 - Revived, Frank Silva, Cassandra Abbott. Saturday, May 17 – Gospel Cafés Pig in the Park Concert, Amanda Jones, Cassandra Abbott, Joey LeCates. Saturday, May 26 – Don White, Bill Primrose, Dawn Hopkins, Kaila Clucas. Saturday, May 31 – Debbie O’Neal, Milton Foskey, Amanda Scott, Ray & Travor Marine. Every week, Mary Ann Young joins us. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Bruce & Nancy Willey, 875-5539 or 875-7339.

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


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




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

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

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

“Shining His Light”

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.


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


The Atlanta Road Alliance Church 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 • Rev. Edward J. Laremore, Sr. Pastor David A. Krilov, Associate Pastor


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

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


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)

30320 Seaford Road, Laurel, Del. Ph: 875-7275 • Pastor Bill Konkel Sunday School: 9 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. & 1st & 3rd Sunday Evening: 5 p.m. Thurs Evening Prayer: 7 p.m.


St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

All Welcome Where Love Abides -- John 3:16

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

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

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

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

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

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)

N. Dual 13, P.O. Box 783, Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-6206 Evangelist - 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 Florence C. Pearson, 99

Florence C. Pearson of Greenwood died Sunday, April 20, 2008, at her home where she lived for the past 70 years. Mrs. Pearson was born on February 7, 1909, in Greenwood. She was the daughter of William H. Carlisle, Sr. and Annie Hatfield Carlisle. She was a teacher for 34 years in the Delaware school system, 32 of those years as a sixth grade teacher at Greenwood Elementary School. She retired in 1963. Education was important to her. She was instrumental in encouraging two of her nephews to attend the University of Delaware. Mrs. Pearson enjoyed attending the Greenwood Alumni Association dinners, having lunch with her friends, and ballroom dancing with her late husband. She was a private person, but helped many people in the community. She was a member of St. Johnstown United Methodist Church and a life member of the Delaware Retired Teachers Association. She was active in The Blue Hen Chapter of The United States Power Squadron, where with her late husband, was an active member for many years and made many friends. Besides her parents and her husband, Robert Gerald Pearson, she was preceded in death by a brother, William H. Carlisle, Jr. and a sister, Ruth C. Willey. She is survived by three nephews, Keith Carlisle and his wife, Carol of Greenwood, Richard Carlisle and his wife, Kathryn of Bridgeville, Harry Pearson II of Berlin, Md.; and 2 nieces, Carol Jones of Bowie, Md. and Marita Murray of Silver Springs, Md., and several cousins. Funeral service was held on Saturday, April 26, at the Fleischauer Funeral Home, Greenwood, where friends called prior to the funeral service and on Friday evening. Interment services were held at St. Johnstown Cemetery in Greenwood. The family suggests donations be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Chester M. Morris Sr., 57

Chester M. Morris, Sr. of Millsboro passed away on April 17, 2008, in Frankford. Chester was born on December 18, 1950, in Willards, Md., a son of Amos and Rosalie Reynolds Morris, who preceded

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him in death. Mr. Morris was a carpenter working for Jack Parker Construction, Millsboro, for many years. He loved working, wrestling, fishing, and NASCAR. He was a hilarious man with a care-free spirit that could Chester M. Morris Sr. make you laugh and he tried to help people as best as he could. He was a great father and he will be missed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Chester Morris Jr. and Chester Morris III. He is survived by two sons, Chuck Morris of Magnolia, and Tony Michael Morris of Laurel; one daughter, Nicole Thomas of Easton, Md.; one brother, Harry Reynolds of Millsboro; three grandchildren, Jessica, Eric, and Dustin, and his beloved canine friend, Molly. Services were held Friday, April 25, at the Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, where friends called prior to the services. The Rev. Robert A. Hudson officiated. Interment was in Milton Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton. The family asks for contributions to offset funeral expenses, c/o Sarah King, 728 Cypress Bridge Road, Magnolia, DE 19962. Letters of condolence may be emailed via or

Helen Hitchens, 73

Helen “Toots” Hitchens of Seaford died on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Hitchens had worked for Laurel Shirt Factory, Britt’s Dutch Inn in Laurel and at the Lakeside Deli in Laurel. She is survived by her husband of Helen Hitchens more than 33 years, Wayne E. Hitchens; five sons, Joseph R.

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Ferrell and his wife Evelyn Faircloth, Frankie “Dale” Farrell, Thomas “Jimmy” Ferrell, Robert “Bob Lee” Ferrell and his fiancée Sandy Haines, all of Seaford, and Eddie Ferrell and his wife Sue of Delmar; two daughters, Trudy White and her husband Jessie of Lincoln, and Cathy Downs and her husband Doug of Laurel. A sister, Margie Ferrell of Laurel and 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, also survive her. Funeral services were on Monday, April 28, at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford, where friends called prior to the services. Burial was in Blades Cemetery.

Wayne Franklin Price Sr., 76

Wayne Franklin Price, Sr. of Laurel passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. He was born in North Carolina, a son of Clyde and Della Price, who predeceased him. Wayne was retired from the Bruce J. Farrelly Company in Laurel, working in plumbing and oil deliveries. He also worked for the Laurel Senior Center. He was a member of the Laurel Wesleyan Church. He will be remembered by his family for his enjoyment of fishing and watching NASCAR racing. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Butch Lewis and a brother, Irvin Price, and a sister, Alice Absher. His loving wife, Mildred “Millie” Price of Laurel survives him. Also surviving him are: his son, Wayne Price, Jr. and his wife Donna of Laurel; his daughter, Barbara Hitchens and her husband Neal of Laurel; his brothers, Hubert, Robert, and Earl Price, all of Laurel; a sister, Bonnie Huffman of Laurel. His granddaughters, Amy and Amanda Price, and a great-granddaughter Kylee Hill. Several nieces and nephews also survive him. A Funeral service was held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, on Tuesday, April 29, where a viewing was

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held prior to the service. The Rev. Todd Crawford officiated. Interment followed in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Carol W. Mackie, 65

Carol Windsor Mackie of Fredericksburg died Sunday, April 20, 2008, at Mary Washington Hospital, after a long series of illnesses, which seldom subdued her outgoing and spirited nature. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1999 after years of service as a rural mail carrier, most recently serving in the Hartwood area. Survivors include her husband, Walter H. Mackie of Fredericksburg; her daughter, Susan Elizabeth Shaw of Longmont, Colo.; her son, David Windsor Mackie of Cary, N.C.; two sisters, Nancy Callahan of Laurel, and Becky White of Little Rock, Ark.; a brother, Larry Windsor of Laurel; an aunt, Bertha Cantwell of Seaford; and grandchildren, Lowell and Oona Shaw, and Gretchen and Bridget Mackie. A funeral was held on Thursday, April 24, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Burial was private. The family received friends Wednesday evening and an hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, Box 631047, Baltimore, MD 21263-1047.

Kathleen V. Tull, 74

Kathleen V. Tull of Federalsburg, Md., passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. She was born March 11, 1934 in Delmar, the daughter of Norman T. Wright, and Virginia G. Phillips Wright, who passed away on Jan. 10, 2008. Kathleen Tull She was a gradu-

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MORNING STAR • MAY 1- 7, 2008 ate of Federalsburg High School Class of 1953. She worked as a secretary at Preston Trucking, Nationwide Insurance Company and M&M Refrigeration, and also worked as a clerk at Super Soda and Dollar General in Federalsburg. She enjoyed doing crafts, crocheting, working in her yard and with her flowers, and being with her family, including her beloved husband, children and grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert L. Wright on April 24, 1976; and two nephews and a niece, Robert Lee Wright, II, Steven Edward Wright, and Julie Wright. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Stanley G. Tull, whom she married on June 16, 1956; a son, Kirk S. Tull, Sr. and his wife, Marsha, a daughter Gail Lynn Willoughby and her husband, Bruce, all of Federalsburg; four grandsons, Robert W. Willoughby and Michael A. Willoughby, both of Federalsburg, Andrew K. Tull (Bryan Pink) of Long Neck, and Kirk S. “Chip” Tull, Jr. (Katey) of Seaford, inlaws, Vonnie Wright of Federalsburg, Peggy and Alan Clayville of Seaford, Mary and David Pusey of Laurel, Hilda and Arthur Wilkerson of Seaford; a special uncle, Lester Wright, of Berlin, Md., and her beloved pet “Missy Sue.” Funeral services were held Monday, April 28, at the Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg with the Rev. Denzil Cheek officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery in Federalsburg. Friends called at the funeral home on Sunday evening and prior to the service on Monday. Serving as pallbearers were Kirk Tull, Sr. Bruce Willoughby, Robert Willoughby, Andrew Tull, Michael Willoughby and Kirk Tull, Jr. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Ruxton Health Care, 420 Colonial Drive, Denton, MD 21629 Share memories with the family at

Jeanette Swift, 86

Jeanette Swift, formerly of Seaford, died on April 24, 2008, in Fort Myers, Fla. Mrs. Swift worked at the Seaford Garment Company for 25 years. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Marion and Roland Tyndall of Seaford, and Gloria and Gerry Hill of Fort Myers, Fla., with whom she lived. Her husband Martin died in December 2001. After his retirement from DuPont, they moved to Fort Myers. Mrs. Swift is also survived by three grandsons and three granddaughters, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-greatgranddaughters. Funeral services were held April 27, at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery.

Sharon Lee Brodie Tangorra, 61 Sharon Lee Brodie Tangorra of San Diego, Calif., formerly of Seaford, died on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, in San Diego. She was the daughter of Carmon G. Brodie of Seaford, and the late Charles H.

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Brodie. She is also survived by three daughters, Malena R. Nunez and her husband, David of Tustin, Calif., Nicci Aldrete of St. Louis, Mo. and Michelle Tangorra of San Diego; a brother, C. Rod Brodie and his wife Margie of Seaford, and a sister, Novella A. Brodie Wilmer of Seaford. Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends also survive her. Funeral Services will be Saturday, May 3, at 2 p.m., at the Cranston Funeral Home, 300 N. Shipley St., Seaford, where friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will be private. The family suggests donations may be made to your favorite charity.

Julia O. Reed, 87

Julia O. Reed of Seaford died on Saturday, April 26, 2008, at home. Mrs. Reed was a homemaker, she was active in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where she was active in the Sodality, Hospitality Group and she delivered meals for Meals on Wheels. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert F. Reed Sr., two sons, Robert F. Reed Jr. and his wife Becky of Seaford and Michael A. Reed of Bridgeville; a daughter, Grace Derrickson and her husband Jeff of Hockessin; three grandchildren, Sara Derrickson, Scott Derrickson and Gregory Reed. She is also survived by three brothers, Joe Orzech, of Helena, Mont., Eddie Orzech of Pittston, Pa. and Tony Orzech of Los Angeles, Calif.; three sisters, Louise Collins of Dupont, Pa., Veronica Castner of Pittston, Pa. and Cecelia Brown of Princes Ann, Md. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, April 30, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Stein Hwy, Seaford. Friends called at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford on Wednesday morning prior to the Mass. Burial was in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. The family suggests donations may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, PO Box 719, Seaford, DE 19973; or Compassionate Care Hospice, 31038 Country Garden Blvd, Suite D2, Dagsboro, DE 19939.

Royce William Layfield, 50

Royce William Layfield, of Delmar died Friday, April 25, 2008, at Christiana Hospital. He was born June 17, 1957, a son of Mardella Lawrence and the late Richard Lee Layfield. Besides his mother, he is survived by his step father, Norvel “Lee” Lawrence of Mardela Springs, Md.; his wife, Christine Layfield of Parsonsburg; two sons, by previous marriages, Brannon Wilson Mariner of Bridgeville, and Royce William “Billy” Layfield of Eden, Md.; one step-son, Kenneth Miles of Parsonsburg; two stepdaughters, Erica Miles of Laurel, and Kelly Miles of Parsonsburg; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; a sister, Sylvia Lee Bullion of Delmar; two brothers, Richard Wayne Layfield of Delmar and Levin John Hitchens, Jr. of Mardela Springs, Md. He was preceded in death by his oldest brother, Samuel Thomas Layfield on Nov. 11, 2005. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., on Thursday evening, May 1, at the Delmar V.F.W. Post #8276, 200 W. State St., in Delmar. Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


Church Bulletins Gospel concert

Gospel concert being held at St. George’s United Methodist Church, Laurel, on Sunday, May 4, at 7 p.m. Music will be presented by “The King’s Ambassadors” gospel group from Salisbury area. For more information call 875-2273.

46th annual Men’s Day

Seaford-Clarence Street Church of God will hold its 46th Annual Men’s Day, Sunday, May 4. Service at 11 a.m. with Bishop Carlton Cannon Sr.; at 5 p.m., Minister Cornell Williams of Baptist Temple Church, Camden, N.J. Join us. All are welcome.

‘100 Men and Women in White’

St. John A.M.E. Zion Church (Ross Point), Laurel, will celebrate “100 Men and Women in White” on Sunday, May 4, at 4 p.m. The Rev. Scot Moore, and his congregation from Judah Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, Mitchellville, Md., will be the guest preacher. Dinner will be served prior to the service. All are welcome. The Rev. Shirley M. Caldwell is Pastor.

Our Lady of Lourdes May Fair

The annual May Fair will be held Saturday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., to benefit the building fund at Our Lady of Lourdes, Catholic Church, Seaford, next to the Junior High School on Stein Highway. There will be attic treasures, flowers, clothing, and shoes for all ages, linens, jewelry, books, chairs, furniture, tools, toys, Mother’s Day, baked food tables and etc. A money raffle will be sold and drawings will be at 12:30 p.m. You do not have to be present to win. Food to eat-in or take-out. Homemade soup, sausage, pepper and onion sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches and dessert.

Mother’s Day prayer service

A service of prayer honoring and remembering our mothers, and our children. Mother's Day, May 11, at 4 p.m., at the Seaford Presbyterian Church, 701 Bridgeville Hwy., 629-9077. All are invited. We will pray especially for those whose mothers have died, or children have died. This is a quiet prayer service - for any and all denominations and faiths. Join us. Call if you have any questions, or prayer requests.

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Education To celebrate Earth Day, students build pond, waterfall Earth Day couldn’t have been more perfect than it was this past Tuesday at Phillis Wheatley Middle School in Bridgeville. Conservation Club students worked together with Garden Ponds and Landscaping of Milton, to create a koi pond and waterfall nestled in the middle schools’ courtyard through the Ponds for Kids Program, a non-profit organization that helps schools build ponds. Paul Albanese, owner, provided materials, labor and expert advice to the middle school. Students and staff members worked together throughout the day until the pond was completed late that afternoon. “This project for our kids is happening today because of Paul and his crew, P.W.M.S. Student Council, Woodbridge School District, Pet Poultry, Rob and Josie Hunsberger, and many other people in the community who continue to donate their pocket change in our Coins for Koi bins at school,” said science teacher and club advisor, Pamela Vanderwende. “They have provided funding and materials for the pond and we are so grateful for their assistance.” Cafeteria manager, Jerri Lynn Butler, provided plants and fish from her own pond and more koi donations are still to

come. Art teacher and club advisor, Kyle Dougherty, incorporated student koi art and writing to get the students excited about the pond. The pond will be used as an instructional component, tying to the content standards for the curriculum. It also creates a relaxing atmosphere for the courtyard. The Conservation Club will now begin creating a Secret Garden and vegetable garden this year. The students are looking for partnerships with businesses to help build these “interactive outdoor learning environments and sanctuaries.” They have already received donations from William Propes, Colonial Masonry, Greenwood, for construction of an 80-foot split-face block wall that will encompass the secret garden. “It’s very touching to have so much communal support. What the Conservation Club and the community are doing for these kids has made a positive impact on attendance, behavior, environmental awareness and the school pride of our students,” said Vanderwende. Phillis Wheatley was the first school in Delaware to partner with Albanese. Any local schools that are interested in the Ponds for Kids program may contact Albanese at 645-7841.

Teens attend national conference Five student leaders represented Delaware at the 2008 National 4-H Conference, held in April in Chevy Chase, Md. The theme of the conference, “Green Aid,” focused on 4-H environmental programming. Delaware delegates included Benjamin Somers of Newark, Terra Tatman of Milford, Jeffrey Sullivan of Harrington, William Passwaters of Bridgeville and Ashley Brizendine of Dover. They were accompanied by Kent County 4-H educator Doug Crouse. “This was not a workshop or seminar but a working conference,” said state 4-H program coordinator Joy Sparks. “Our delegates, representing the interests and concerns of all Delaware 4-Hers, were part of teams formed to plan and implement change. These consulting groups were charged with brainstorming ideas for new programs and ways to improve existing

ones, with the focus on bringing action back to the state.” The teens had an opportunity to meet a number of government officials, congressional representatives and also a Hollywood celebrity – actor Ed Begley Jr., who has been recognized for his environmental efforts. Currently, Begley is the host of the HGTV show “Living with Ed,” which looks at the day-to-day realities of “living green.” “At the conference, our student leaders networked with more than 300 other delegates from every state and Puerto Rico,” says Sparks. “They gained a lot from this collaborative learning experience and returned home with new ideas on how to enhance environmental programming and initiatives in Delaware.” For information about Delaware 4-H’s environmental summer camps and other environmental programming, call 302831-2509.

Dunaway accepted into society

Robert Dunaway, son of Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Dunaway of Seaford, was recently accepted into Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society for education, at Salisbury University. Dunaway is a graduate student studying education, with a B.S. in chemistry. He is a graduate of Seaford High School and a member of Sigma Pi fraternity.

AAUW offers scholarship

The Seaford Branch of the American Association of University Women will offer a scholarship to a woman who is a resident of the Seaford, Laurel, Woodbridge or Delmar school district, who completed, at any time, a two-year associate degree at the Owens Campus, Georgetown, and plans to pursue a four-year bachelor's degree. Applications are available at the Financial Aid office, Del Tech, Owens Campus, 855-1693. The deadline is May 15.

Phyllis Wheatley Middle School in Bridgeville recently constructed a new koi pond and waterfall with the help of Garden Ponds and Landscaping of Milton and the Ponds for Kids Program, a non-profit organization that helps schools build ponds.




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Junior Duck Stamp contest attracts nearly 500 entries More than 490 entries created by students in kindergarten through grade 12 from all over the state were judged on March 31 in this year’s Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Winners were unveiled April 12 during the Delaware Ducks Unlimited Greenwings Event at Owens Station in Greenwood. YuChen Li, a 14-year-old freshman at the Cab Calloway School for the Arts and

first place winner from grades 7 through 9, won best of show for her work, “Dawn Patrol,” which depicts a male hooded merganser on the water at sunrise. She also won last year’s contest. YuChen arrived in the United States in December 2006 from her native Beijing, China, and lives with her mother and stepfather, Zhen and Dan Miller, in New Castle. Her winning Duck Stamp entry will be

FRENCH HONORS - Worcester Prep students inducted into the French National Honor Society were, front, from left: Katie Marshall, Salisbury; Megan Rosales, Seaford; and Julian Greer, Ocean City. Back: Paige Spangler, Hallwood; Megan O'Donnell, Ocean City; Thomas Barranger, Dagsboro; and Bethany Frick, Bishopville.

judged in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Office of the Interior’s National Junior Duck Stamp contest today at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego, Calif. Maria Ji, age 12, of Wilmington, a firstplace winner for grades 7 through 9, attends the Independence School in Newark and was first runner up. Megan Czerwinski, age 17, of Townsend and a first place winner for grades 10 through 12, was second runner up. Local winners were: Grades 4 to 6 First place: Michael Evans, 13, Phillis Wheatley Middle School Bridgeville Jai Stevenson, 13, Phillis Wheatley Middle School, Bridgeville Grades 7 to 9 First place: Emily Buck, 13, Phillis Wheatley Middle School, Bridgeville Second place: Melanie Czerwinski, 12, parent-sponsored, Townsend Third place: Aaron Prattis, 15, Woodbridge High School, Bridgeville; Sanna Zarin, 15, Woodbridge High School, Bridgeville; Chelsea Blades, 15, Woodbridge High School, Bridgeville. Grades 10 to 12 First place: Benjamin Patterson, 15, Woodbridge High School, Bridgeville Second place: Edward Thompson, 19, Woodbridge High School, Bridgeville; Diana West, 16, Woodbridge High School, Bridgeville

Third place: Stephen Ware, 15, Woodbridge High School, Bridgeville; Katie Roche, 17, Woodbridge High School, Bridgeville. All participants in the 14th annul contest received a certificate and a prize from Delaware Ducks Unlimited. First-place, second-place and third-place winners and honorable mentions received ribbons and prizes from sponsors, plus an invitation to the annual Junior Duck Stamp workshop and awards luncheon. Entries, which should depict a species chosen from a list of North American ducks, were sponsored by teachers and parents associated with nine public schools, five private schools and 10 homeschools, plus individuals. Sixty-four students received honorable mentions. The 2008 Junior Duck Stamp judges were Division of Fish and Wildlife staff members Matt Dibona, Rob Hossler, Robert Jones, Ken Reynolds and Tom Whittendale, with alternate judge Jamie Joachimowski. The work of all first-place contest winners will be on public display at various locations and special events in the year ahead. For more information about displaying the artwork or about the Delaware Junior Duck Stamp Contest, contact Trina Cale-Rosario, contest coordinator, 302653-2882, ext. 104.

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Call Toll Free 888-211-7804 Convenient Service Hours: M-F 8am-8pm, Sat. 8 am-noon SPANISH HONORS - Inducted into the chapter of the Worcester Preparatory School Spanish National Honor Society were, front, from left: Samantha Taraila, Bishopville; Marie Enderle, Ocean Pines; Marisa Grimes, Ocean View; Chelsea Thaler, Ocean City; Betsy Desmarais, Salisbury; Elizabeth Hudson, Berlin; and Lauren Price, Seaford. Second row: Skylar Wilson, Rehoboth Beach; Sarah Ann Showell, Ocean City; Emma Roughton, Selbyville; Tori Dickerson, Ocean City; Alexandra Smith, Ocean City; Brandon Thaler, Ocean City; Victoria Purnell, Lewes; and Elizabeth Twilley, Salisbury. Third row: Michael Mollichelli, Ocean City; Christian Payne, Salisbury; Sarah Gunion, Ocean City; Adam Albright, Ocean City; and Brad Harris, Rehoboth Beach.

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Residents tell the council to pay attention to Nanticoke watershed By Ronald MacArthur County officials are now even more aware there are two sides to Sussex County. Even though three of the five council members are from the western side, outspoken activists from the eastern side tend to dominate public hearings. Even the updated comprehensive land-use plan has a slight tilt to the eastern side. During the final hearing on the land-use plan Tuesday, April 22, council members got an earful from several western Sussex residents. Nearly 30 people took the podium to address the council. Dave Hillegas, a Bethel Planning Commission member, commended the council for its attention to the Inland Bays, but wondered why the same attention was

not paid to the Nanticoke watershed in western Sussex, which drains into the Chesapeake Bay. He said there are eight waterways in the watershed with increased development encroaching on the Broad Creek in the Laurel area and the Nanticoke River in the Seaford area. He said those areas should also be given an environmental sensitive developing district designation, as are lands around the Inland Bays. He also said the planned transfer of development rights program is a step in the right direction, but limiting the transfer to less than 10 miles, which council has discussed, would hurt western Sussex landowners, particularly farmers. He said the limit should be up to 30 miles to allow farmers in rural areas a chance to participate

in the program. A transfer of development rights program is one of 23 proposed ordinances in the new plan. Holly Conaway, who lives on her family’s farm on the Nanticoke River, talked about the importance of communication between government agencies and the people they serve. Conaway said she found out by accident that the 200-year-old farm, comprised of more than 185 acres, had been designated as a state resource area (SRA). The areas were selected by the state as prime natural areas where development should be discouraged. Originally, the state’s SRA map was part of the Sussex County plan. A recent court case in Kent County questioned the legality of SRAs and they have been pulled

out of the county plan. “With these kind of regulations and the public not involved, all I could think is there goes the family farm,” she said. She worked to get a bill in the state legislature that would require notification if a property was selected to be placed on the SRA map. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner vetoed it. Dan Kramer of Greenwood didn’t have many kind words for the plan. “It’s just a land grab,” he said. “It’s a thick book that reminds me of the Sears catalogue that I used in the back shack – and that’s about what it’s worth.” Kramer said he lives in a state-designated Level 4 area, an area where the state wants no growth and will provide only limited infrastructure funding.

Most of rural Sussex is designated as Level 4. “I live in Level 4 and the state won’t fix my roads, so why should I pay taxes?” he asked. “Let’s double or triple the taxes of people in Levels 2 and 3.” County officials have run out of time to approve the more than 200 pages of the plan. County Administrator David Baker said officials will ask the state for a 60-day extension. “But our goal is to wrap this up in May,” he said. The deadline, originally Dec. 31, 2007, was moved to April 30. If approved by the state, it will be moved again – this time to June 30. Members of planning and zoning are scheduled for a possible vote on the plan Wednesday, April 30 – the day it was supposed to be adopted.







A container for recycling electronics has been added to six locations around the state with one in Bridgeville. There will be a total of 15 sites to drop off old electronics.

DSWA offers electronics recycling The Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) announces the addition of six new electronic goods recycling containers in Kent and Sussex Counties. Locations include the Sheraton Hotel in Dover, Bowers Beach, Del-Tech Owens Campus in Georgetown, and three DSWA facilities - the Longneck Collection Station, the Bridgeville Collection Station, and the Omar Collection Station. Each container is an addition to an already existing Recycling Drop-off Center. The containers are just six of the planned 15 that DSWA plans to put in place throughout Delaware. DSWA’s Electronic Goods Re-

cycling program allows residents to conveniently drop off their unwanted electronic items for free. The drop-off program is designed to accept electronic goods, telecommunications equipment, toys, radio, television, and electroacoustic equipment such as calculators, computers and their parts, keyboards, printers, cables, phones, fax machines, answering machines, and VCRs. Since the inception of DSWA Electronic Goods Recycling Program, there have been almost 15 million pounds of electronic material kept out of andfills. For more information, call the Citizens’ Response Line at 800404-7080 or visit

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• MAY 1 - 7, 2008

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MORNING STAR • MAY 1 - 7, 2008


Storm grates are being stolen for cash

Lt. Governor Carney recently received the Society of Surgical Oncology’s James Ewing Layman Award for his cancer prevention and treatment efforts in Delaware. From left are Dr. Dennis Witmer, Lt. Governor John Carney, Dr. Nicholas Petrelli and Mr. Mark DiMaio.

Carney awarded for efforts Lt. Governor John Carney was recently recognized by the Society of Surgical Oncology for his long-standing efforts at preventing and treating cancer in Delaware. The group presented Carney with the James Ewing Layman Award, which is given annually to a community member who supports education and research in the field of cancer care and prevention. The award, named for the physician widely regarded as the “Father of Oncology,” was given Saturday, March 15, at the Surgical Society of Oncology’s annual meeting in Chicago. As chair of the Delaware Health Care Commission and member of the Delaware Cancer Consortium, Lt. Governor Carney works with leaders of the state’s medical and business

communities to reduce the impact of cancer on Delaware citizens. Recently, Carney launched the “Ending Cervical Cancer in Our Lifetime” campaign and chaired a Cancer Disparities Committee, aimed at eliminating gaps in care among the state’s minority population. Nicholas Petrelli, MD, President of the Society of Surgical Oncology and the Bank of America Endowed Medical Director of the Helen F Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care presented the award to the Lt. Governor. The Society of Surgical Oncology, formed in 1940, is the premier organization for surgeons and healthcare providers dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and treatment of cancer.

Continuing the legacy...

As the price of metal soars, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has become the newest target for unscrupulous scrap metal hunters. Dozens of storm grates, light poles, and guardrails have been stolen within the past month. Not only does the public ultimately foot the bill for replacements, but the missing structures are also causing serious safety issues. More than 70 storm grates statewide have been stolen, including at least 60 in New Castle County. Nine storm grates have been reported stolen in Sussex County. In Kent County, storm grates have been reported as stolen in subdivisions with private roads, which are not DelDOT’s responsibility. The cast iron storm grates cost between $131 and $326. The Department is spending thousands of dollars and utilizing hundreds of man-hours to replace these structures as soon as possible. However, storm grates are not the only state property that is allegedly being sold for scrap metal. Guardrails, made of galvanized metal, cost from $262 for a straight section to $2,900 for an end piece. Aluminum light poles cost $774 for the structure and $252 in labor to replace. Light poles, which are as tall as 30 feet, are designed to fall down if hit.

As the price of metal soars, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has become the newest target for unscrupulous scrap metal hunters. Dozens of storm grates, light poles, and guardrails have been stolen within the past month.

Since many crashes aren’t reported, they are disappearing faster than DelDOT can replace them. Obviously, missing storm grates and guardrails may create hazardous road conditions throughout the state. DelDOT staff is putting safety barrels over missing storm grates when we are aware of the problem. The public should drive with caution when approaching these areas. All of the incidents have been reported to the authorities. DelDOT is working with New Castle County police in response to catch basins from developments. The Delaware State Police are working with DelDOT regarding guardrails and light poles. All of

the cases are turned over to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for prosecution. In response to these problems, DelDOT staff has begun to attach storm grates that are more difficult to remove. DelDOT is asking for help with this matter. The public is asked to notify the police if they see anyone removing storm grates, guardrails, light poles, or manholes. Salvage yards have been contacted and should remain aware of these issues. They are asked to contact the police if they are offered suspicious property. For more information, visit or tune to WTMC-AM 1380.

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• MAY 1 - 7, 2008

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'05 PROWLER LYNX 27' Travel trailer, 1 slide out, queen bed, micro./convection combo, AM/FM/CD player, awning, dishes, etc. Exc. cond. Will sacrifice trailer for $13,000 firm. Also possible '05 F150 tuck incl. pkg. 628-0690. 4/24 '89 FLEETWOOD 21' Trailer on perm site, Tom's Cove, Chincateague. All camping facilities, boat ramp, dock & slips, great crabbing & fishing. 8757899. 4/24 ‘91 PALM AIR, 1 BR Camper, exc. cond., $8000 Firm. 875-4387. 4/17 FIFTH WHEEL TAILGATE, blk., fits '99+ Ford PU, $100. 8' Drop Hitch Receiver, $15. 875-1158 or 3393341. 4/10

BOATS MINNKOTA TROLLING MOTOR, bow mount w/foot control & 50 lbs. of thrust. Good cond., $150. 88759480. 5/1

ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES MOTORCYCLES/ REC VEHICLES '03 HONDA 300 EX 4wheeler. VG cond., $2400 OBO. Yamaha 125 Breeze, good cond., 4-wh. dr., $1200 OBO. 629-5465. 4/24 ‘05 KOWASAKI 250 NINJA, less than 300 mi., like new, deep blue w/orange trim, $2000 OBO. 875-2407. 4/17

CAMPERS/ TRAILERS '76 TRAVEL TRAILER, 22' Shasta. Sleeps 6. Tub, sink, toilet, refrig., & gas stove, $1000. 875-4485. 5/1

ROTARY PHONE, Kerosene Lantern, Rumsford Baking Soda bottles. 8x10 Oriental style carpet & padding. 875-9053. 5/1 DRESSER, Antique Waterfall, with mirror, 41" wide, $65. 337-0404. 4/24 2 KOKEN Barber Shop, glass enclosed w/hinged doors, $40. 846-9788. 4/24 2-MAN CROSSCUT SAW, exc. cond. w/orig. wooden handle, 5' long, $65. 6827111. 4/24

EPIPHONE BB KING Lucille Guitar & case in mint cond. Pd. $768, askign $650 OBO. 337-7872 btwn 3-8 pm. 3/27 CHILDREN'S BOOKS: Old Disney & Pop Up Books, $100 for asst. 398-0309. OLD LOCAL ADV. GIVEAWAYS, $10 for asst. 3980309. 3/27

FOR SALE WASHER $120; DRYER $120. 628-1320. 11/29/tnc WEDDING GOWN, white, short sleeve, sz. 10 w/train, $30. 629-6575, lv. slow clear message. 5/1 CHEST FREEZER, apx. 15 cf, great cond. 629-4071. 5/1 GRASS TRIMMER, Blk. & Decker, 12 v cordless elec., w/charger & mounting bracket, $30. 629-3794. 5/1 12' ALUM. EXTENSION LADDER. 3 CB sets, power supply, CB walkie talkie, auto antenna. 875-9053. 51 186 BEER BOTTLES, extra strength for making home brew. 875-9053. 5/1

Must be a team player. $40,000 base salary, health insurance, cont. ed., no evenings or weekends, too much to list.


Large Selection Of Flowers, Hanging Baskets, Bedding Plants, Perennials, Vegetable Plants, Shrubs & Trees Mulch (4 Brands) Potting Soil

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“FAST” S H OE REPA IR Men’s Heels $9.00-$11.00/pair Ladies’ Heels $5.00-$7.00/pair

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CHAIR, overstuffed, brown. 875-9053. 5/1 FOOSBALL TABLE, $100. 875-3066. 5/1 YARD MAN, 18 HP, 46" cut, $350. 337-3447. 5/1 CRAFTSMAN REAR-TINE TILLER, used 1 time, like new, reversible. Dual rotating tines, 17" tilling path, Spring special: $500. 6289245. 5/1 VINYL SHUTTERS, 5 sets, used, 12" wide x 55" long, $5 set. 262-0481. 5/1 VHS, DVD Movies, Puzzles 1,000 pc., $3 ea. Gospel cass., $3 ea. Back massager, new, still in box, $20. 629-5192. 5/1 BEIGE SOFA, exc. cond. w/reclining ends, $275. 629-7363. 4/24 RED CANNA ROOTS, 50¢ ea. 875-5788. 4/24

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Delaware Hospice supports patients and families in all three counties of Delaware, and some parts of Pennsylvania. Over 30,000 patients and families have looked to us to help them when they need it the most. As the most recommended Hospice Care Facility in the State, Delaware Hospice is committed to taking care of our employees so they can take care of our patients and their families.

CHICKEN COLLECTION, roosters & hens, $30. 6296159. 4/3




'71 LAUREL H.S. YEAR BOOK, exc. cond., no writting, $75. 682-7111. 4/24

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LENOX BIRD COLLECTION in orig. boxes, some rare birds, $20 ea. 6296159. 4/3

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TOM-TOM1 - 3rd Ed. GPS car system, new in box, $130. 875-1877,. 4/3

HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD, solid pine, full/ queen, $60 OBO. 3495161. 4/17

MASSIVE OAK MANTLE w/oak mirror suround, $1900. Never used. 9560086 or 4/3

6 OAK DR CHAIRS, 2 w/ arms, exc. cond., $175. 875-3263. 4/10 SEARS SPIKE AERATOR, 2.5" deep, 36" wide, w/tray for weight. Pull behind lawn tractor, $49. 337-7494. 4/10 POOL LADDER, heavy duty white vinyl, aboveground ladder for deck. Asking $30. 629-2135. 4/10

MINK COAT in great cond. Silver w/detachable matching hood, 2" cuffs,measuring 87" at bottom & 35" long. Appraised for $1950 by local furrier, copy avail. Offering for $200. 629-0345 day or eve. 4/3

36" SONY VEGA TV, 6 yrs. old, Cost $1600, best offer. 875-7495. 4/10

OAK BR SUITE, 3 Pc., $650. Call for details 6296337. 4/3

5000 BTU Window AC, best offer. 875-4008. 4/10


SINGING MACHINE, Karaoke, plays CDs & cassettes, $55. 875-1158 or 339-3341. 4/10

COT, Single bed size, on casters, $20. 629-6159. 4/3 BLACK TOOL BOX for small PU, $20, good cond. Truck mat, good cond., 629-0370. 3/27

PEAVEY ESCORT SOUND SYSTEM complete w/ speakers & stands, $295. 875-1158 or 339-3341. 4/10

HOT TUB, Thermo-Spas 5 person, all chemicals, extra filters, heavy duty cover w/ lift, $4000 neg. 628-9950. 3/27

MURRAY RIDING LAWN Mower, 14.5 hp, 42" cut, $225. 629-8745. 4/3 42" ROUND OAK PEDESTAL TABLE w/4 chairs, $100. Entertainment Center fit 27" TV, $40. 629-8745.



MURRAY 42" LAWN TRACTOR, new battery, new drive belt, extra blades, extra air & gas filter, container of oil, $600 neg. 628-9950. 3/27

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PROJECTION TV, Magnavox, 53", $400 OBO. 875-8134. 3/27 WOMEN'S PLUS SIZE CLOTHING, 1X-3X, name brands, reasonable prices. my weight loss is your gain. 629-9133. 3/27


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CRAFTSMAN AC GENERATOR 3600 watt, used 4 times for camping, $300 OBO. 337-8962. 3/27 REFRIG./FREEZER, Gold Star, 4.42 cf, exc. cond., $70 OBO. 875-5667. 3/27

ANIMALS, ETC. DOBERMAN, female, AKC, 6 mos. old, black & rust, ear & tail cropped. Had all shots. Vet records avail $650 OBO. Eves. 8463559, day 8900-932-7521 x212. 3/20

MOBILE HOME FOR SALE HOLLY VIEW PARK, Seaford, 3 BRs, 2 baths, 14x80, sunroom, cent. air & heat. $26,900. 745-3377. 3/20



4-5 BR House, (no pets, no smoking) UB2 business or residential family. $1,200 a mo. + utilities. House zoned UB2 Business, w/ back apt. (no pets, no smoking) $1,200 a mo. + utilities. Call Dennis 302-337-0972 after 6 p.m.

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Auctions MAJOR REAL ESTATE AUCTION. Friday, May 16, Noon. Radford, VA. 78+/acre former Saint Albans Hospital campus will be offered in 7 parcels. Property features an 106,800+/- sq. ft. Class A office building/former hospital, a 42,000+/- sq. ft. historic building, a 2,280+/- sq. ft. home/office, supporting buildings and 58+/- ac. of prime development land with commercial and residential potential. One tract has frontage on the New River. Property Address: 6226 University Park Dr., Radford, VA 24141. Visit or call auctioneer for information. Previews: Wed., Apr. 23, Wed., Apr. 30, Fri., May 9, from 12-3 PM and Thurs., May 15, from 3–5 PM. Woltz & Associates, Inc. (VA#321), Real Estate Brokers & Auctioneers, 800-551-3588, Roanoke, VA 24011. Automobiles $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! Hondas, Acuras, Nissans, Jeeps, Chevys, etc.! More Cars / SUV’s from $500! For Listings 800-585-3563 ext. L174 POLICE IMPOUNDS FOR SALE! Honda Accord 95 $900! Toyota Camry 98 $1150. Honda’s Chevy’s, Jeeps and more From $500! Call 800-585-3563 ext. L174

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$199! HUD HOMES FROM $199/mo! Buy a 3bd 1ba Home only $300/mo! 4bd 2ba only $350/mo! For Listings 800-585-3617 ext. T296

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Seven Acres w/ Log Home Package $79,900 Romney, WV 304-257-4123

New Single-Family Homes in active adult (55 plus) community in historic Smryna, Delaware, near Beach and Bays. From $99,900. 302-659-5800 or see $447/MO! 5BR/3BA HUD only 4% down, 30years @8%! Buy Now! More Homes Available! For Listings 1-800-576-6928 Ext. T427 Buy Bank Repos from $199/mo! 4 bd. 2 ba. Home only $425/mo! 1-4 bd. Homes, Condos & more! 5% dn, 20 yrs @ 8% apr. For Listings 800-604-6006

248 Acre Mountain Tract with Authentic Log Home Package Franklin, WV $689,000 Will Sell all or Part 304-257-4123 Lots & Acreage WATERFRONT SMITHFIELD AREA Navigable to James River. 1.8 Ac Utilities Available $99,900. Great terms. Call Patty 540-4211220

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6 – APPROVED BUILDING LOTS PUBLIC REAL ESTATE AUCTION OF APPROVED BUILDING LOTS Order of sale: We will offer the 5 lots located on Watson Road @ 1:30 p.m. These lots will be sold individually and then offered together and sold for which ever way results in the higher amount. We will then travel to Poplar St. and offer that lot at 3:30 p.m.

Watson Road, Laurel, DE Auction Date: Saturday, May 10th 2008 • 1:30 p.m. Inspection: Wed. April 30th (4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Sunday, May 4th (2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.) Tues., May 6th (4:00-5:00 p.m.) Bidders are encouraged to inspect the property anytime during daylight hours. Location: Traveling west on Rt. 24 (Sharptown Rd.) towards Sharptown, MD from Laurel, DE turn right onto Mt. Pleasant Road and travel 1.3 miles. Turn left onto Watson Road and property will be on left. (Signs Posted)

Poplar St., Laurel, DE Auction Date: Saturday, May 10th 2008 • 3:30 p.m. Inspection: Thurs., May 1st (4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Bidders are encouraged to inspect the property anytime during daylight hours. Location: Poplar Street, Laurel, DE. Located just past Growmark FS. (Sign Posted)

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LEGALS PUBLIC HEARING The Commissioners of Bridgeville will hold a Public Hearing and present an Ordinance amending the Code of Bridgeville as it relates to Sewer, Water and Public Works Agreements, for a second and final reading at their monthly meeting scheduled for May 12, 2008, at 7:00 P.M. in the Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, Bridgeville, Delaware. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE JOSEPH T. CONAWAY, COMMISSION PRESIDENT 5/1/1tc

PUBLIC HEARING The Commissioners of Bridgeville will hold a Public Hearing and present an Ordinance amending the Code of Bridgeville as it relates to Sewer Impact Fees, for a second and final reading at their monthly meeting scheduled for May 12, 2008, at 7:00 P.M. in the Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, Bridgeville, Delaware. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE JOSEPH T. CONAWAY, COMMISSION PRESIDENT 5/1/1tc

PUBLIC HEARING The Commissioners of Bridgeville have changed the date for a Public Hearing. They will present an Ordinance relating to dog ownership within the boundaries of the Town of Bridgeville, for a second and final reading at their monthly meeting scheduled for May 12, 2008, at 7:00 P.M. in the Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, Bridgeville, Delaware. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE JOSEPH T. CONAWAY, COMMISSION PRESIDENT 5/1/1tc

TOWN OF BLADES CLEAN-UP The Town of Blades will be conducting a spring clean-up Saturday May 17th, 2008. All residents are encouraged to participate. Please place trash outside on curb the night before because trucks will be in town by 6am. DO NOT INCLUDE: Tires, automobile batteries, flammable/hazardous materials, paint, rocks, bricks, dirt, oil and petroleum products, all appliances and appliances containing Freon,

and NO construction materials or debris. Tree limbs and shrubbery must be cut into 4ft lengths, bundled and placed at the curb. Logs are limited to 50 lbs or 4” in diameter. Please call the Town Administrator at 302-6297366, if you have any questions. Vikki Prettyman Town Administrator 5/1/3tc

TOWN OF BLADES Notice: It is that time of the year again. As a reminder Ordinance #410 for the Town of Blades states that the owner/occupier or the agent of the owner/occupier must not allow overgrowth of grass or weeds. Cuttings or clippings must be removed from sidewalks and streets immediately upon completion of cutting the grass. If the grass or weeds are not cut after a written violation, the Town will cut and charge the owner/occupier or agent for the owner/occupier. Vikki Prettyman Town Administrator 5/1/2tc

Town of Blades Adopts Amendment to Ordinance 330 At the April 14th, 2008 Council Meeting, the Blades Town Council adopted amendments to Ordinance 330. This ordinance regulates the storage of obnoxious, objectionable, or unsightly material on private property within the residential areas in the limits of the Town of Blades, Delaware. The ordinance was passed with no negative comments and had been read at the February 11th, March 10th, and

the April 14th Town Council meetings. Ordinance 330 is posted at the Blades Town Hall for anyone wishing to read it. Vikki Prettyman Town Administrator 5/1/2tc

TOWN OF BLADES The Blades Town Council passed, by Resolution #01/01-2008, to adopt the Town of Blades Comprehensive Land Use Plan in accordance with the Delaware Code Title 22; Chapter 7. Resolution states that the Mayor and Council of the Town of Blades adopt the Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update pending certification from the Governor of the State of Delaware. An ordinance formally adopting said resolution will begin being read at the May 12th, 2008 Town Council Meeting and continue for three (3) consecutive Town Council Meetings. Vikki Prettyman Town Administrator 5/1/2tc

PUBLIC HEARING Laurel Mayor and Council Monday, May 19, 2008 7:00 p.m. Laurel Town Hall 201 Mechanic Street The Laurel Mayor and Council will be holding a public hearing on Monday, May 19, 2008, at 7:00 p.,m. or as soon as possible thereafter to consider a request for a zoning change to five parcels of land, located on Georgetown Road and Kurtz Drive, now or formerly known as Two Farms Inc. Properties (Royal Farms), tax map #'s 2See LEGALS—page 42

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION PUBLIC NOTICE BY THE CITY OF SEAFORD, DELAWARE OF A SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON MAY 5, 2008 TO VOTE ON THE PROPOSED ISSUANCE BY THE CITY OF SEAFORD OF $1,620,000 MAXIMUM PRINCIPAL AMOUNT GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND TO FINANCE SEWER SYSTEM RENOVATIONS AND UPGRADES AND EXPANSION OF TWO OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD’S WASTEWATER PROJECTS. The Council of the City of Seaford, Delaware hereby gives notice that: 1. The City of Seaford, Delaware (the “City”), pursuant to the requirements of the City Charter, hereby gives notice to the residents of the City of a Special Election on May 5, 2008 on whether the City should borrow an amount of money, not to exceed $1,620,000, to fund the project as described above. The Special Election shall be conducted at the Seaford City Hall located at 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware, and the polls shall open at 2:00 p.m. and shall close at 6:00 p.m. 2. At such Special Election, every owner of property, whether an individual, partnership or corporation, shall have one vote and every person who is a bona fide resident of the City, but who is not an owner of property within the corporate limits of the City, shall have one vote. All votes may be cast either in person or by proxy. Any Special Election held pursuant to the provisions of Section 35(E) of the City’s Charter may be conducted by paper ballot and without the use of voting machines.

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NOTICE AG Georgios, LLC, trading as Laurel Pizzeria, has on April 25, 2008 applied with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner for a liquor license for premises located at 411 North Central Avenue, Laurel, Delaware 19956. Persons who are against this application should provide written notice of their objections to the Commissioner. For the Commissioner to be required to hold a hearing to consider additional input from persons against this application, the Commissioner must receive one or more documents containing a total of at least 10 signatures of residents of property owners located within 1 mile of the premises or in any incorporated areas located within 1 mile of the premises. The protest(s) must be filed with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner at the 3rd Floor, Carvel State Office Building, 820 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. The protest(s) must be received by the Commissioner’s office on or before May 27, 2008. Failure to file such a protest may result in the Commissioner considering the application without further notice, input, or hearing. If you have questions regarding this matter please contact the Commissioner’s Office. 5/1/3tc

NOTICE OF COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LAUREL NOTICE OF THE TOWN OF LAUREL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT OF MAP 11, FUTURE LAND USE. The Comprehensive Plan of the Town of Laurel, certified by the State of Delaware on March 29, 2004, is hereby amended by changing the future land us of Tax Parcel Nos. 2-32/12.15/30, 31, 32, 34, & 35, to commercial designation, by action of the Town Council of the

MORNING STAR Town of Laurel, Delaware, at its regular meeting on April 21, 2008. THE TOWN OF LAUREL BY: JOHN J. SHWED, MAYOR 5/1/1tc

NOTICE OF ANNEXATION AND ZONING AS RESIDENTIAL USE (R-1) BY THE TOWN OF LAUREL NOTICE OF THE ANNEXATION AND ZONING AS RESIDENTIAL USE (R1) of certain property contiguous to the present easterly limits of the Town of Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware, being the lands of Samanda Properties, LLC., tax map nos. 2-32/ 12.00/65.00 & 74.00, by action of the Town Council of the Town of Laurel, Delaware, at its regular meeting on April 21, 2008. THE TOWN OF LAUREL BY: JOHN J. SHWED, MAYOR 5/1/1tc

NOTICE Estate of Joseph G. Dechene, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Joseph G. Dechene who departed this life on the 4th day of April, A.D. 2008 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Bertrand L. Dechene on the 18th day of April, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 4th day of December, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Bertrand L. Dechene 260 Severn Road Millersville, MD 21108 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 5/1/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Ora N. Burns, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Ora N. Burns who departed this life on the 23rd day of November, A.D. 2007 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Leah N. Eicher on the 18th day of April, 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

• MAY 1 - 7, 2008 duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 23rd day of July, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Leah N. Eicher 5588 Broad Drive Laurel, DE 19956 Attorney: Lawrence B. Steele, III P.O. Box 799 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 5/1/3tc

REAL ESTATE AUCTION SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2008 • 1:00 PM Preview before Sale 601 E. 4 th Street, Laurel, DE OPEN HOUSE - Sunday, MAY 4 th , 1PM-4PM Or by contacting the Auction Co. for an Appointment TAX MAP: 3-32 – 1.07 Parcel 192.00

NOTICE Estate of Frances P. Hastings, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Frances P. Hastings who departed this life on the 21st day of February, A.D. 2008 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Barry G. Hastings on the 9th day of April, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 21st day of October A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Barry G. Hastings 3125 Rum Row Naples, FL 34102 Attorney: James A. Yori, Esq. Fuqua & Yori, P.A. P.O. Box 250 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 4/24/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Rosa Marie Jerolaman, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Rosa Marie Jerolaman who departed this life on the 28th day of March, A.D. 2008 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Sheila Wilson on the 14th day of April, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or before the 28th day of November A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Sheila Wilson P.O. Box 361 Federalsburg, MD 21632 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 4/24/3tc

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MORNING STAR • MAY 1 - 7, 2008

9th Grade – 3rd Quarter

Lindsay Dolby, Katina Espenlaub, Elizabeth Hamilton, Courtney Jackson, Kayla Miller, John Parrish IV, Johanna Ray, Brandon Thompson – All A’s, Daniel Wang, Ronshae Wescott – All A’s, Devin Windsor, Ryne Wood 10th Grade 3rd Quarter

Morgan Beard, Adam Bennett, Ryan Boyce, Jenna Cahall, Sherloune Charleron, Meagan Colston, Christopher Cutsail – All A’s, Zachary Exume, Stuart Folin, Lauren Hitch, Jean Joinvil, Jessica Moore, Nicholas Munoz, Alexis Oliphant, Kelsey Oliphant, Taylor Oliphant – All A’s, Christopher Purnell – All A’s, Alex Rushing, Sierra Spicer, Mark Walls – All A’s, Colby Watts, Dylan Windsor 11th Grade 3rd Quarter

David Albert, Ashlee Brittingham, Kyle Brown, Sara Burke, Anaika Casimir, Ashley Cheeseman, Ritney Clark, Shelby Davis, Brooks Hearne, Florence Herscher All A’s, Aaron Hitchens, Heather Horsey, Josh Kosiorowski, Quinten Langley, Gaven Parker, Brandon Phulesar, James Ruhl, Tyler West, Monica Wharton, Tyler Whitney 12th Grade 3rd Quarter

Danae Allison, Gulsedef Arslan, Charmaine Banks, David Bartee – All A’s, Ashley Bolt, Zachery Bonniwell, Cody Bristow – All A’s, Amanda Brittingham, Joshua Brittingham, Tremayne Collick – All A’s, Lindsay Downes, Alexander Drown, Steven Dyson – All A’s, Nelson Egger II, Keith Koyanagi – All A’s, Brittany Milton, Jessica Mintz, Dustin Mitchell, Jose Sanchez, Kelly Thibeau, Kristina Thompson – All A’s, James Watts, John Whitby III, Anthony Zarrello

Woodbridge 2nd Quarter

Eddie Zagal-Ponce, Hannah Glass, Jade Scott, William Davis, David Gray, Jessica Smith, Savannah Harris, Corey Green, Randy Sturgis, Horacio Reyna, Sara Hale, Jessa Vera, Matthew Ballweg, Katelyn Harding, Mia Vera, Taylor Hatfield, Janisha Harmon, Natea Welch, Imani Nichols, Alexander Hassman, Kimberly Albanese, Erica Parker, Joseph Hutson, Sabrina Bostic, Kate Schroeder, John Ireland, Mariah Brown, Melissa States, Joshua Keefe, Emily Buck, Courtney Brittain,

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Sussex Academy of the Arts 3rd Quarter A and B

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Sussex Technical High School 3rd Quarter

Bethel: Grade 9 – Samantha Bowersox, Shelby Marvel Bridgeville: Grade 9 – Samantha George, Tara Noel, Daly Pineyro; Grade 10 – Aikeem Brewer, Tyler Dickson, Kristin Drummond, Caitlin Knotts, Benedict Pineyro, Lauren Smith, Caitlin Stone, Tara Taylor, Shelbi Temple Grade 11 – Amber Johnson, Evan Lee, Chelsea Nichols, Holly Passwaters, Nathan Rider, Skylar Willey; Grade 12 – Bethany Callaway, Joshua Dickson, Lacey Eckert, Travis Milam, Rhonda Warrington Delmar: Grade 9 – Emily Tull Grade 11 – Taryn Townsend Greenwood: Grade 9 – Edgar Aceves, Sara Cranmer, Alexander Davis Grade 10 – Jennifer Bailey, Kasey Thompson, Kaylyn Warner, Shani Wells; Grade 11 – Heather Fuller, Tamara Hanley, Alison Holloway, Caitlyn Rifenburg Grade 12 – Derek Kitchen, Keri Reibsome, Lisa Seely Laurel: Grade 9 – Erica Adkins, AnaMaria Alvarado-Ibarra, Abby Atkins, Bethany Bell, Jeffrey Bradley, Brittany Chesser, Rachel Crum, Taylor Forse, Jessica Hansen, Melanie Hitchens, Lenae Johnson, Joseph McGinnis, Andrew Mitchell, Timothy Pianka, Cameron Tierno, James Whaley, III, Angela Wilson Grade 10 – Justin Allen, Cody Belote, Ralph Day, Michael Edelin, Trey Griffin, Whitney Handy, Sharmaine Harris, Shannon Hopkins, Heather Johnson, Halie Parker, Matthew Parsons, Chad Ricci, Melissa Trout, Courtlyn Whaley, DaNee White Grade 11 – Courtney Bailey, Kariane Christophel, Dustin Hitchens, Sydney Little, Keleigh Moore, Tiffany Phippin, Brittany Wheatley, Brandon Wilkins, Justin Worster Grade 12 – Heather Baker, Megan Campbell, Robert Chandler, Brittany Cooper, Sarah Culver, Jordan Dalton,

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Cindy Alcantara, Douglas Avery, Nathaniel Bender, Zachary Blankenship, Alyssa Boyce, Isaiah Brown, Deontray Cannon, Lauren Carter, Agelet Clauvil, Theodore Cole, Felix Cruz-Gutierrez, Julie Donovan, Marissa Esham, Hunter Hardesty, Shannon Hill, Seth Horney, Christopher Houck, Brian Ireland, Melanie Jerez, Jacob Johnson, Bri’an Lopez Mya Maddox, Rishawn Massey, Kiersten McCurley, Teresa Messick, Dante Moseley, Jacqueline Nichols, Ria Ogden, Jade Ottinger, Kaitlyn Phelan, Jocelyn Ramos, Isabelle Raynor, Jacob Rogers, Hunter Roop, Ja’mi Ross, Devon Sabb, Timneshia Sampson, Ja’naya Smith, Ivan Soto, Rebekah Swift, Courtney Taylor, Abraham Thomas, Honorio Torres, William Vanderwende, Kyle Walk-Butt, Broy Willis, James Willis, Robert Willis, Starlynn Wood, Demetrius Woods 4th Grade Distinguished Honor Roll

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Seaford Christian Academy 2nd Quarter

A Honors Roll: Kindergarten - Garrett Barnes, Sarah Cullen, Delaney Quillen, Mia Rembold, Olivia Santos, Kasey Tull, Shelby Vansciver Grade 1 - Hannah Davis Grade 2 – Madeline Christopher, Austin Kapela Grade 3 – Zachary Bee, Alyssa Swann, Katie Fields, Sipporah Negash, David Simpler, Kelley Allen, Zachary White, Angel Rust, Christopher Weinreich, Nicholas Robinson Grade 4 - Megan Weinreich Grade 5 - Marlee Messick, Rachel Davis Grade 6 – Adam Smack, Neil Beck, Caitlin Wards Grade 7 - Amanda Mitchell, Victoria Hearn Grade 8 – Caitlin Smith, Morgan Messick, Geoffrey Shepard Grade 11 - Neil Ebling Grade 12 – Carl Phillips B Honors Roll: Kindergarten –Todd Phillips, David Wilson, Jordan Masten Grade 1 - Caleb Ward, Michael Christopher, Emily Wallach, Spencer White, Sarah Layton, Zachary Keim, Allison

MORNING STAR • MAY 1 - 7, 2008 Wheatley, Grade 2 – Cassidy Boyd, Joshua Bredbenner, Mitchell Christopher, Kaitlyn Bishop, Alexis Cooper, Makayla Rembold, Brielynn Massey, Zachary Dickenson, Tatum Frye, Megan Bradley, Noah Negash, Alexis Thomas, Michael Carannante Grade 3 – Brian Whiteley, Justin Jamison, Miranda Daugherty, Dennis Clayton Grade 4 – Marina Boyd, Megan Rembold, Madison Bee, Morganne Partyka, Branagh James, Noah Shapley, Savanna Wells Grade 5 – Gabrielle Glocker, Hailey Simpler, Robert Quillen, Bethany Hutchins, Hailey Williams, Benjamin Whitelock, Ryan Rickets, Emily Messick Grade 6 – Kyle Dayton, Amber Russell, Jonathan Hare, Trevor Kapela, Gregory Harrington, Anthony Townley, Mathew Allen Grade 7 – Crystal Loudon, Madison Chaffinch, Andrew Davis, Adam Sallade, Colin Weinreich Grade 8 – Jenna Bradley, Michelle Collins, Jamie Phillips, Jacob Wroten, Colby Willey, Todd Hurley, Grade 9 – Ellie McNatt, Amanda Jones, Rachel Mulford, Jordan Phillips, Victoria Wingate, Samuel Tyndall Grade 10 – Jalisa Jenkins, Philip Wands, Lauran Hare, Sloane Phillips, Alyssa Lauck Grade 11 – Kaitlyn Terry, Rebekah Cain, Brooke Coppage, Amanda Brittingham Grade 12 – Megan Kiser, Krista Terry, Amanda Wands, Julia Carr

Laurel High School Honor Roll 2nd Quarter

9th Grade: Lindsay Dolby, Torrey Edwards, Blake Elliott, Courtney Jackson – All A’s, Da Kang, Deja Kellam, Kayla Miller, Kody Murdick, Mara Pusey, Johanna Ray – All A’s, Tyler Reed, Robert Short Jr., Tyler Sparrow, Tiffany St. Jernquist, Dexter Taylor , Jeremy Taylor, Zachary Toadvine, Devin Windsor, Ryne Wood 10th Grade: Morgan Beard, Ryan Boyce, Jenna Cahall, Meagan Colston, Christopher Cutsail Bridget Dorsey – All A’s, Lauren Hitch, Jean Joinvil, Kelcie Mahr, Richard Melvin, Jessica Moore, Nicholas Munoz, Alexis Oliphant, Kelsey Oliphant, Taylor Oliphant – All A’s, Anita Pearson, Alex Rushing, Sierra Spicer – All A’s, Kelsi Ward, Colby Watts, Kyle West, Stephanie Wheatley, Sara Williams

11th Grade: Candy Beck, Ashlee Brittingham, Kyle Brown, Sara Burke, Anaika Casimir, Ashley Cheeseman, Britney Clark, Nurdagul Karilmaz, Brooke Knox, Josh Kosiorowski, Diane Paul, Brandon Phulesar, James Ruhl, Tyler West 12th Grade: Gulsedef Arslan, David Bartee – All A’s, Ryan Bardowski, Zachery Bonniwell, Cody Bristow, Nelson Egger II – All A’s, Aleasha Henry, Ashley Hubble, Garrett Lutz, Jessica Mintz, James Watts – All A’s, Anthony Zarrello

Laurel Intermediate School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

5th Grade - Mrs. Callaway: Trevor Bradley (All A’s), Jared D’Antonio (All A’s), Conor Matthews (All A’s), Briana Milliner (All A’s), Thomas Najdek (All A’s), Ashton Hastings, Morgan Hastings, Jasmine Matthews, Gary Warren, Tyler Whitby, Muhammad Zafar Ms. Dolan and Ms. Grosz: Caitlin Abrams (All A’s), Hannah Cox (All A’s), Samantha Hawley (All A’s), Victoria McDonough (All A’s), Colton Platzke (All A’s), Ash-Lyn Rossi (All A’s), Savannah West (All A’s), Kellyann Wilder (All A’s), Braily Betances, Sharon Hadder, Nicholas Hastings, Emerson Jones, Whitney Parker, Karli Poczynek, Chelsey Stultz, Lindsey Sullivan Mr. Moyer: Selime Arslan, Destinee Banks, Caleb Calloway, Brandon Johnson, Kortney Lee Mrs. Pugh: Ethan Cahall, Regan Green, Melissa Joseph, Morgan Joseph, Kiana Nelson, Dylan Newman, Alison Pusey, Courtney Snyder, Kevin Vandeyar, Sara Jo Whaley Mrs. Pusey & Mrs. Moilitor: Kelsey Stevenson (All A’s), Tristan Coleman, Londyn Hadley, Jeremy Metz, Cody Niblett, Courtney Trazo, Josh Wilson, Skyler Wroten Mr. Swain: Kasey Ellsworth (All A’s), Marc Jean-Charles (All A’s), Lindsey Marino (All A’s), Johnny McGinnis (All A’s), Ana Ros (All A’s), Daniel Smith (All A’s), Brian Story (All A’s), Brittany Woods (All A’s), R. J. Bailey, Skyler Bailey, Tayler Chaffinch, Antianna Jones, Danielle Owens, Jacob Spencer, Kayla Wongus Mrs. Thielemann & Mr. Voss: Hilary Danils (All A’s), Corey Hudson (All A’s), Brianna Messick (All A’s), Kyle Fischer, Kevin Garris, Michael Lecates, Stephen Perdue, Danny Pham, Maddy Shevitz, Logan Smith , Becca Spicer, Mya Swift, Tristin West Grade 6 - Mrs. Bice: Faith Adkins, Car-

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MORNING STAR • MAY 1- 7, 2008


Entertainment Well-known comedian to appear at benefit for Boys & Girls Club

Salisbury University’s music ensembles and the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra explore “The Magic of Music” during their annual spring music festival May 4-10 in Holloway Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 410-548-5587.

SSO holds spring music fest ed-and magical-films, “Raiders March” and “Harry Potter Suite.” The orchestra’s annual Spring Concert is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10. Conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen, other highlights include the premiere of Russell Podgorsek’s work “Micro-Symphony,” a piece commissioned especially for the SSO, and Elgar’s “Cello Concerto.” The Mexican rhythms and themes of Moncayo’s “Huapango” round out the SSO’s Spring Concert. Admission is $20, $15 for seniors, $5 for children 12 and under, and SU faculty and staff. For tickets visit and click on “Box Office.” For information, call 410-548-5587. Before the concert, the SSO and Restaurant 213 in Fruitland partner for “A Magical Evening,” beginning with a pre-concert four-course dinner. Guests will be shuttled to the restaurant from the Alumni House at SU at 4:45 p.m. The shuttle returns to SU at 7:15 p.m., where they will have reserved seating for the 8 p.m. concert. Cost for the dinner and concert is $50 per person (not including alcohol and gratuity). For those already holding concert tickets, dinner is $30. Space is limited and reservations are required. For reservations, call 410-6774880. For more information, call 410-5436385 or visit

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From the wizardry of Harry Potter to the mysterious knight in Wagner’s Lohengrin, Salisbury University’s music ensembles and the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra explore “The Magic of Music” during their annual spring music festival May 410 in Holloway Hall Auditorium. On Sunday, May 4 at 4:30 p.m., the SU Chorale and Salisbury Chorale join with the Oratorio Orchestra to present MendelssohnBartholdy’s masterwork Elijah. Conducted by Dr. William Folger, director of choral studies at SU, Elijah follows stories from the Old Testament. Admission is $10 at the door. SU's Jazz Brazz Big Band presents its semi-annual concert on Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. The Jazz Brazz Big Band, conducted by Dr. Jerry Tabor, presents classic Ol’ Blue Eyes and more. Admission is free. The SU Concert Band, conducted by Knier, continues the magical theme at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, with “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from Lohengrin. The 19th century romantic opera features the mysterious Guardian of Brabant, accused of being a magician in medieval Germany. Admission is free. The music festival culminates with the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra (SSO)’s performance of John Williams music suggesting two of this year’s most anticipat-

Joe Conklin, a well-known Philadelphia comedian famous for his impersonations of local athletes as well as national celebrities, will provide the entertainment at a dinner to benefit the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club of Laurel on Saturday, May 31, at the Laurel Fire Hall beginning at 6 p.m. The dinner benefit is sponsored by the Johnny Janosik Charity Events, an all volunteer nonprofit organization. Conklin has been described as the man of 1,000 voices. A radio personality in the Philadelphia area, Conklin has been doing impressions, characters, voice overs, and stand-up comedy for more than 20 years. Conlkin is heard on countless radio stations around the country and he’s also one of the most sought after corporate banquet entertainers in America. Conlkin has been known to do impersonations of George W. Bush, Jay Leno, Dick Vitale, Bill Clinton, Mike Tyson, Bill Cosby, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Regis Philbin, Charles Barkley and others. The evening is a night of fun-filled activities with silent and live auctions and the dinner is being catered by Eming’s

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MORNING STAR • MAY 1- 7, 2008

Entertainment Briefs Free admission at state attractions

Visitor attractions in Delaware will open their doors, free of charge, to state residents on Saturday, May 17, when the popular “Free to the First State” program returns to celebrate the 25th annual National Tourism Week, to be held May 1018. This year’s theme, “Discover Great American Traditions,” encourages travel to American locales and highlights the role that tourism plays in discovering the icons of a destination. The state of Delaware attracts more than 8 million visitors each year. Travelers to Delaware spent more than $3.2 billion in 2006, according to Global Insight, Inc., supporting more than 30,200 direct full-time equivalency jobs and generating $814 million in wages and salaries. Dollars spent by travelers produce a ripple effect, which is felt through every aspect of our community and beyond. Forty-five attractions are participating in the program this year. For free admission to the participating tourism attractions, Delaware residents only need to show proof of residency, such as a driver’s license, student ID or a military ID. Fees for tours or special exhibits may apply at some attractions. For more information and participating attractions, visit

Photography exhibit at Del Tech

A new exhibit entitled “Finding Our Frame” will be on display May 1 to May

26 in the Art Gallery of the Arts & Science Center at Delaware Technical & Community College. The Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibition will feature 10 photographers from the communications technology program at the Owens Campus. On display will be multiple photographs the students have taken during the past semester as well as their portfolios. The photographers are Michal Bobrowski, Ocean City; Amanda Cobb, Magnolia; Anna Harr, Salisbury; Andrew Hensler, Selbyville; Bryan Johnson, Middletown; Heather Kempf, Laurel; Daniel Klemkowski, Rehoboth Beach; Angela Nicholson, Frankford; Thomas Schatzman, Millsboro; and Rabecca Townsend, Frankford. Show curator/instructor is Keith Mosher, professional photographer/owner of Kamproductions and instructor for the communications program. There will be an opening reception in the Art Gallery on Thursday, May 1 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.; refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served. The public is welcome to attend.

Speedway honors Kyle Dixon

The community of Delmar in which Kyle Dixon lived, straddles the Mason Dixon Line separating Delaware and Maryland and is often called the “town too big for one state.” Such was the spirit of Dixon who tragically lost his life in January from injuries

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sustained in an auto accident. The impact his memory had was too big to be celebrated by just the racing community so on Saturday, May 24 the Delaware International Speedway and the community of Delmar will join together for a Unity Tribute to Kyle Dixon Night. At only 16 years of age, Dixon touched the lives of everyone he came in contact with. Off the track he was a junior at Delmar Middle & Senior High School, an honor student, a wrestler and an avid soccer player on the school’s varsity team. On the track, he was a competitor at the U.S. 13 Kart track since age eight. Last year Kyle started competing in the Slide for 5 division and was a crew member for Brad Trice who won the 2007 AC Delco Modified Championship. With the help of former driver and long time friend and mentor, David Trice, Dixon had planned on running in the AC Delco class in 2008. On May 24, anyone with a picture I.D. with a Delmar, Del. or a Delmar, Md. address, will be admitted to the track for free. The Delmar Middle & Senior High School Band will play the National Anthem and other selections during the night and there will be a video tribute during intermission. The Slide for 5 division will join the five weekly divisions that night with the winner receiving $133 which was the number of Dixon’s Slide for 5 car. For more information, contact the speedway office at 302-875-1911 or visit

Hochholzer honored by society

Southern Delaware Choral Society founding member and former executive director, Elizabeth Hochholzer of Lewes, will be honored during a champagne reception following the Sunday performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta, The Mikado, on May 11. The performance is SatHocholzer urday May 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 11 at 3 p.m. in the theater at Del Tech in Georgetown. In 1985, Ms. Hochholzer founded and became first president of SDCS. She was appointed executive director a few years later. The organization presents two productions each year in various venues throughout Sussex County to sold-out audiences. A retired high school English teacher, Ms. Hochholzer taught in New York, Virginia, Wisconsin and locally at Indian River High School and Sussex Central high School until 2002. Her interests in the arts is apparent in many of her ventures since she retired from teaching school five years ago. She was also board president of the Rehoboth Film Society for six years and will stay active as a board member of the film society and SDCS. Another reason to retire is another life-long interest. “I want to be able to indulge myself to travel without the day to day management the job requires,” she said.

Mikado performance is planned The Mikado will be performed by the Southern Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of John Ranney, at its annual spring concert on Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 11 at 3 p.m. in the theater at Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown. Concert goers are invited to attend a champagne reception following Sunday’s performance to honor Elizabeth Hochholzer, who recently resigned as executive director after serving more than 20 years. The music to the two act comic opera was written by Arthur Sullivan and the libretto by W.S. Gilbert. Set in Japan, The Mikado, is one of the most frequently played musical theater pieces in history. The choral group will perform the music of the entire operetta accompanied by a story narration which has been written and will be performed by

Roo Brown of Lewes. A resident of Lewes, Ms. Brown retired from an active career as an actress, song stylist and composer in New York. She has continued her musical activities here Brown with a singing group called the Elder Moments through the Southern Delaware Academy of Lifelong Learning. The Southern Delaware Choral Society is supported in part by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, the Sussex County Council, the Freeman Foundation and the City of Lewes. Information is available online at Tickets are $15 for the general audience and $10 for students and are being sold at Puzzles in Lewes and Browseabout Books in Rehoboth or call 302-645-2013.

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Laurel catcher Zach Bonniwell throws to second during his team’s game in Delmar last Tuesday. Bonniwell had two hits in the Bulldogs’ 3-2 win over the Wildcats. Photo by Mike McClure

Kelley slams the door as Bulldogs edge Wildcats, 3- 2

DRIBBLING IN TRAFFIC- Laurel’s Diane Paul dribbles through traffic during last week’s home game against Milford. More photos on page 52. Photo by Mike McClure

By Pat Murphy It was all there, the enthusiasm, the close calls, the outstanding plays, and the late game heroes, just what a Laurel-Delmar game is supposed to be. Last year the Bulldogs won the game in Laurel on a seventh inning squeeze play. This year they won it on two mammoth home runs in the fifth inning and another outstanding relief effort from senior Lance Kelley. Kelley finished the game with two and two thirds innings of one hit relief to secure the win for Laurel starter Brandon Hearne. Dylan Shupe took the tough luck loss for Delmar, going all seven innings. He also had three hits and a walk at the plate. The Wildcats scored in the second inning to take a 1-0 lead as Chad Porter powered the ball over the left field fence. A walk to Jeff Fleetwood and a single by Jose Dina had Hearne in trouble early, but he reached back and forced the next two hitters to ground into fielder’s choices to escape disaster. The Bulldogs were held to three singles (two by Zach Bonniwell and one by Kelley) in the first four innings, but in the Bulldog fifth the Laurel batters found the power they has displayed throughout the season. The rally started very innocently as Kyle Brown raced out his dribbler to third for a hit to lead off the inning. Number nine hitter Josh Kosiorowski got behind the count 0-2 before slamming the next delivery far over the fence and into the parking lot to give the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead. Next up was Kelley who had previously singled. He too found himself behind in the count at 0-2 before slamming the next pitch high and far over the center field fence to give the Bulldogs the insurance runs they would eventually need.

Delmar’s Chad Porter, shown standing at the plate during Tuesday’s home game against Laurel, had a single and a home run for the Wildcats. Photo by Mike McClure

In the bottom of the fifth inning the intense game heated up a little more as the Wildcats scored a run to narrow it to 3-2. Shupe doubled to lead off the inning, his second double of the game. Mark Timmons grounded to first and Laurel first sacker Jamie Ruhl tried to get Shupe at third after the out. Ruhl’s throw sailed away allowing Shupe to score. Joe Pete then beat out an infield single and Porter roped a single to left. After a walk to Drew Merrill loaded the bases the Bulldogs called on their “pen man” Lance Kelley. Kelley struck out the first hitter on four pitches. Dina then hit a high bouncer behind third and David Bartee made a sensational grab and Continued on page 52

PLAY AT THE PLATE- Eric Wharton of the Art Collins Trucking Yankees tags Conner Evans of the Chet’s Auto Body Orioles at the plate during a Laurel Little League baseball game last weekend. See page 52 for scores and photos. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar head coach David Hearn and Wildcat senior Joe Pete look on from third base during a Laurel pitching change last week in Delmar. Photo by Mike McClure


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Delmar’s Lindsay Lloyd makes contact with a pitch for a double during last week’s home win over Woodbridge. Lloyd collected three hits in the 5-0 Wildcat win. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar softball team blanks Woodbridge, 5-0, for home win By Mike McClure The Delmar varsity softball team earned a 5-0 win over Woodbridge last Friday in Delmar as eighth grader Carlee Budd picked up the shutout win for the Wildcats. Delmar got on the board in the bottom of the second when Lindsay Lloyd hit a leadoff single, Gabby Andrade singled, and an error put runners on second and third. Budd grounded out to score Lloyd for a 1-0 Delmar lead. Budd worked a 1-2-3 inning in the top of the third, striking out a pair of batters. Alison Bloodsworth doubled in the bottom of the inning but was stranded on third base. Woodbridge threatened in the top of the fourth when Leah Bowman singled with two away and pitcher Danielle Griffin singled to put runners on the corners. Griffin stole second but Bowman was caught off third on a throw by catcher Gabby Andrade to end the inning. Delmar added to its lead in the bottom of the fifth inning. Lauren Massey reached first on an error, stole second, went to third on a passed ball, and scored on a single by Bloodsworth. Lloyd Continued on page 54

Woodbridge shortstop Jessica Deoudes fires to first base during last week’s game in Delmar. Photo by Mike McClure

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Laurel Stars of the Week Laurel Star minor league journal By Shawn Phillips

Male Athlete of the WeekZach Bonniwell- Laurel Laurel senior catcher Zach Bonniwell collected a pair of hits in his team’s win over Delmar last Tuesday. Bonniwell, who had been a consistent force at the plate for the Bulldogs, went 3-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs in a game against Smyrna two weeks ago.

Female Athlete of the WeekAlison Bloodsworth- Delmar Alison Bloodsworth, the lone senior starter on the young Delmar softball team, hit a home run during the Wildcats’ loss to Laurel last Tuesday. Bloodsworth, the team’s center fielder, also had two hits including a double and an RBI in Delmar’s home win over Woodbridge on Friday.

Honorable mention- Justin Thomas- Delmar; Taylor Ballard- Delmar; Nick Bond- Delmar; Lance Kelley- Laurel; David Bartee- Laurel; Josh Kosiorowski- Laurel; Chad Porter- Delmar; Mark Timmons- Delmar; Dylan Shupe- Delmar; Matt Campbell- Delmar; David Webster- Delmar; David Albert- Laurel; Caleb WilsonLaurel; Gaven Parker- Laurel; Quinten Langley- Laurel; Kyle Messick- Sussex Tech; Corie Elliott- Delmar; Katie Elliott- Delmar; Brittani Scott- Delmar; Katie McMahon- Delmar; Brooke Evans- Laurel; Brittney Brittingham- Laurel; Ashley ZarelloLaurel; Twila McCrea- Laurel; Melanie Twilley- Delmar; Mallory Elliott- Delmar; Lindsay Lloyd- Delmar; Maxine Fluharty- Sussex Tech; Rhonda Warrington- Tech


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HOURS: SEAFORD 5:30 AM - 11 PM LAUREL 10 AM - 10 PM MAKING THE SAVESenior goalkeeper Ashley Bolt makes a stop in goal for the Bulldogs during last week’s home game against Milford. See story on page 52.

Hello again, I hope everyone had a great opening day to the Little League season. I can still remember my little league day. In t-ball I played for Carlton B. Whaley’s and t-ball was very competitive back then and I can just remember playing all over the field. In major league I played for the Orioles and one of the moments can’t forget but I wish I could was when I was 10 and we were playing the Cardinals and it was for first place in the league. I was up to bat with the bases loaded and a tie game in the bottom of the sixth inning and I walked which means all I had to do was go touch first base and we would win but me being young and excited didn’t know any better and just started hopping up and down back to our dugout and I got called out for being out of the baseline and all my excitement turned into tears. One of my highlights in major league was winning districts and also winning the states but then we got beat by Canal. Summers like that you never forget, all the fun times at the Little League Park and friends that you make. Stuff like that live with you forever. Well on Monday it was an off day, I spent most of my morning sleeping in and then I went to the doctor and got a x-ray on my elbow and it came back with two bone spurs on the inside of my elbow. So they sent my x-ray back to Jupiter, Fla., for the Florida Marlins team doctor to look at it to see what he thinks. On Tuesday we continued the series with Kannapolis and they pretty much whipped our butts, 8-1. On Wednesday we had a 10:45 a.m. game because it was school day and we had 6,400 kids in the stands. We lost, 3-1, and we ended up splitting the series with Kannapolis. On Thursday I got to the field and the trainer told me that I would be flying to Jupiter on Sunday to meet with the Florida Marlins doctor and get an MRI there and then we will decide what to do after we get the results from the MRI. For the game we started a four game series with the Hagerstown Suns, the affiliate of the Washington Nationals. We

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played a 14-inning game that lasted five hours and we ended up losing, 8-7. On Friday I went to pick up Ashley from the airport and it was about an hour ride from the airport back to my apartment. So we got a lot of talking in. It’s good to talk to her about all the stuff that is going on right now. On Friday our manager canceled batting practice while we were warming up because he was disappointed with the energy level that everybody was showing. So he yelled “everybody get off the field” and everybody was kind of shocked. Our energy level showed in the game too as we got beat, 8-1. We had our largest crowd of the season with 8,900 fans at the game. After the game Ashley and I went out to dinner with my college coach J.P. Blandin. On Saturday we had to be at the field at 12:45 because we had to run baseball camp for special needs children and we had the field broke up into five stations for them to work on the skills of baseball like fielding, hitting, etc. It was good to see their smiling faces when they were doing those things. It just makes me and all my teammates feel good that we can make their day as great as possible. For the game that night, we lost 8-4 and right now we’re on a five game losing streak. On Saturday night Ashley and I celebrated her birthday and just hung out. On Sunday I had to take Ashley back to the airport, time always flies by when she comes and visits. Then on Sunday afternoon I flew to Jupiter and on Monday, April 28 I go for my MRI. Next week I will let you know the results.

Photo by Mike McClure

Langley is medalist in Laurel golf team’s win over Delmar Laurel’s Quinten Langley was the medalist in his team’s 191-209 win over Delmar in a home win last Thursday at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Langley shot a 46, Gaven Parker and Chris Moore each had a 48, and Cody Grim added a 49 for Laurel. Delmar senior Weston Breda led his team with a 50, Adam Mariner added a 51, and freshman Christian Carey shot a 52.

Delmar varsity baseball team tops Woodbridge, 10-1 The Delmar varsity baseball team moved to 4-3 in the Henlopen Conference and 84 overall with a 10-1 win over Woodbridge last Thursday at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington. Matt Campbell moved to 4-0 as he and David Webster combined to hurl a twohitter. Campbell scored three runs; Mark Timmons doubled and drove in three runs; and Webster, Jose Dina, and Jordan Cropper each doubled.

THROW TO FIRST- Laurel first baseman Mariah Dickerson tosses the ball to second baseman Brittney Brittingham for the out at first during the Bulldogs’ 10-0 loss to Milford last Thursday. Photo by Mike McClure


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Laurel third baseman David Bartee beats Delmar’s Chad Porter to the bag after making a diving, run saving stop during last Tuesday’s game between the two rival teams. The Bulldogs pulled out a 3-2 win over the homestanding Wildcats. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel-Delmar baseball continued dove to the bag for the force out to end the inning. In a gritty performance, Shupe shut down the Bulldogs in the final two innings. Chris Cutsail singled for Laurel’s only hit. On the day Shupe threw 115 pitches and gave up three runs. Kelley allowed only a harmless single to Shupe in the sixth and retired the side in the seventh on 11 pitches. Kelley said he used his fast ball early

then his curve. “I am speechless, it’s sweet to beat them,” said Kelley. “I just tried to get on top of the ball. I could feel it (when he hit his first home run of the year and the Bulldogs’ seventh in the last three games).” Delmar center fielder Mark Timmons made a sensational diving catch to take a hit away from Brown and double off Bartee in the sixth inning, The Bulldogs are now 8-3 while Delmar is 7-4. The win was Laurel’s fourth in a row.

Above, Laurel senior Kelly Thibeau stops the ball during last Thursday’s game against Milford while teammate Keisha Oney dribbles the ball during the contest. Photos by Mike McClure

Laurel varsity girls’ soccer team falls to Milford, 2-0 The Laurel varsity girls’ soccer team fell to Milford, 2-0, in a home game last Thursday. The Bucs scored one goal in each half as Laurel goalie Ashley Bolt recorded eight saves and teammate Darlyssa Roberson added five saves.

Rachel Burke of Dr. Taninis hits the ball during her team’s Laurel Little League softball game last Saturday. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel Little League scoreboard Major League baseball- Reds 2, Red Sox 0- Highlights for the Reds: Austin Tanner pitched, striking out 10 and only giving up one walk and one hit. Tanner also had three hits including a two-run home run and Jacob Adkins and Bobby Townley each singled. Highlights for the Red Sox: Justin Hill pitched, striking out 13 with no walks. Timothy Kelley added a strikeout in the last inning and Trent Hearn got the only hit for the Red Sox. The entire game was played error free by both teams. Orioles 6, Yankees 6- For the Orioles, Shane Baker had a walk, a hit, and one run scored; Alex Davis added three walks; Jeremy Metz walked and had a hit, and Tyrone Jenkins contributed a walk, a

Sydney Tyndall of Walt’s Barber Shop takes a swing during her team’s softball game on opening day last weekend. Photo by Mike McClure

Orioles pitcher Tyrone Jenkins prepares to deliver a pitch during his team’s Major League baseball game on Saturday. . Photo by Mike McClure

hit and two runs scored. Alan Lubiniecki also had a walk, a hit and one run scored; Daniel Smith collected a hit; Conner Evans added four walks and a run scored; Zak Lafazia drew a pair of walks, Brandon Johnson had three walks, and Tyler Whitby walked and scored a run. Jenkins pitched five and two thirds innings, giving up two walks, four hits, two hit batters, and six runs while striking out 11. Evans pitched to the last batter, recording a strikeout. For the Yankees, Shai Mears had a hit and a run; Eric Wharton drew a walk, was

hit by a pitch, and had a hit and three runs; Caine Collins added two hits and two runs; Leslie Riggleman walked, and Caleb Murphy was hit by a pitch. Wharton gave up four runs on one hit and 10 walks and struck out six in two and two thirds innings. Murphy pitched one and a third innings and allowed one run on one hit and three walks and struck out two. The Yankees also showed great defense, throwing out two runners at the plate, and turning one unassisted double play on a line drive to first base.

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Delmar Sports Scene By Tommy Young

Laurel senior Lance Kelley, shown at the plate during last Thursday’s game against Milford, tripled in a pair of runs in his team’s loss. Photo by Mike McClure

Bulldogs’ four game winning streak is stopped by Milford Buccaneers The Laurel Bulldogs returned home on Thursday, April 24 for a game against the Milford Buccaneers after a 3-2 win in Delmar on Tuesday. “The Bulldogs had no intensity or so it seemed,” said coach Jerry Mears. Milford pulled away in the fifth and sixth innings to take a 14-3 slaughter rule decision over the Bulldogs. Gone was the Bulldogs’ four game win streak. The Bucs scored a first inning run off Laurel starter David Bartee as lightning fast lead off batter Theo Bowe tripled into right center. He scored on a Devon Reed single. Milford scored another in the second on a double by Jarrell Allen and an error. In the third they scored another as Cory Killen doubled and Allen singled. The Bulldogs showed some life in the bottom of the third as Jacob Dubinski drew a walk followed by Kyle Brown who reached on an error. After an out, hot hitting Lance Kelley tripled to score both

runners. Chris Cutsail hit into a fielder’s choice and Kelley slipped as he attempted to score and was tagged out. The rally died on a pop up to first shortly there after. The Bulldogs tied it in the fourth on Matt Parker’s double and Bartee’s single. The Buc fifth inning proved to be the game, however, as Reed singled, Killen doubled, and pitcher Matt Faulkner hit a long home run to make it 6-3. The Bucs poured it on in the sixth inning scoring eight runs off relievers Brandon Fischer and Jamie Ruhl for a 14-3 win. Faulkner hit another three-run homer in the sixth inning. Faulkner was the winner and Bartee took the loss for the Bulldogs. After a week long hot streak, Faulkner cooled the Bulldog bats as he surrendered only three hits. Cutsail, a sophomore center fielder, showed his defensive skills, firing a strike to third to cut down a runner in the first.


By Pat Murphy

The Wildcats did not fare as well this week as they did last week as the girls’ soccer team was the only Delmar team to come through unscathed since they not only won both of their games but also held them scoreless as they defeated Dickinson 6-0 and Woodbridge 11-0. In the Dickinson game, Corie Elliott led all scorers with three goals while Brittani Scott, Sam Johnson, and Maribeth Beach had one goal each. Then on Tuesday, the Delmar coaching staff got a chance to use all of their players as the Wildcats were leading 7-0 at the half and finally won the game 11-0. The Elliott girls, Corie and Katie, scored eight of the goals between them. The softball team went one win, one loss, and one score not turned in. They were beat up pretty good by Laurel, 143, as only Melanie Twilley, who had two hits; Shannon Wilson, with a triple and two RBIs; and Alison Bloodsworth, who hit a home run, did anything against the Laurel pitching while the Laurel hitters were having an easy time of it against Delmar’s two young pitchers. There was no report sent in on the other game which was played up at Red Lion. The same thing happened to the Delmar lacrosse team as they ran all over Campus Community (Wesley College’s Campus School), 16-3, as Justin Thomas had six goals and Taylor Ballard had five to lead the Delmar offense. However, the next day they had to take on the top lacrosse team downstate, Caesar Rodney, and took a pounding 14-5 which is expected from a team’s first year playing a new sport. Their Saturday game results up at St. Thomas More were not turned in to me. The baseball game against Laurel was one of the better games I have seen this season, and with the wind blowing out the way it was, I expected more home runs than the three that were hit. That wound up being the difference in the ball game as Laurel hit two while Delmar could only get one, that by Chad Porter. Dylan Shupe, who was a last minute replacement on the mound for Matt Campbell who became ill the night before the game and had not gotten over

it by game time, pitched a good game against a pretty good hitting team and tried to keep Delmar in the game by hitting three doubles, but it was not enough as two Laurel pitchers did a good job holding the rest of the Delmar hitters in check most of the game. Then on Thursday, the Wildcats’ baseball team was given a real treat as they traveled up to blue Rock Stadium in Wilmington to play Woodbridge on that field. The Delmar boys must have like everything about it as they defeated Woodbridge 11-1. Mark Timmons was the leading hitter for Delmar with two hits and three RBIs. Campbell and David Webster divided the pitching chores, and they only allowed the opposition two hits. I understand there were several scouts there looking Matt over, but they never got a good look as Coach Hearn only let him pitch five innings because he had not fully recovered from his bout with the bug or whatever it was that make him run a high fever. ASSISTS AND ERRORS- The Delmar Little League is divided into seven age groups this year, and I would like to recognize the coaches and the team sponsors, but will be unable to get them all in one column, so I will do the first three divisions now beginning with the youngest age group and the other four next week. T-BALL- Affordable Business Systems, Morris Davis; Lil Red Hen, Jeff Elliott; Plymouth Tube Company, Larry Vonarx; Dave’s Detailing, Craig Jarvis; First Shore Federal, Athene Boman; I. G. Burton, John Layton COACH PITCH BASEBALL- Patsy’s Cutting Edge, Ricky Richardson; Bi-State Pharmacy, Randy Foster; Ross Brothers, Mike Grachik; Gardner Sign Company, Scott Payne; Bank of Delmarva, J.R. Wells; American Legion Post 218, Brian Evans; Elite Roofing, Lonnie Figgs; Shoreman Construction, Jeff Boman; Community Pharmacy, Jeff Farace. COACH PITCH SOFTBALLHardees/Pizzaboys, Wayne Massey; Zias Pastaria, Greg Mariner; Bayland Homes, Ted Taylor; Humphrey’s Stable, Jeanne Dunn.

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Laurel boys’ track team tops Woodbridge, falls to Lake The Laurel boys’ track and field team had a 103-30 win over Woodbridge and an 8859 loss to Lake Forest last Tuesday. Against Woodbridge, L.J. Watts won the 3,200 meter run while freshman Ryan Boyce placed third in the 100, 200, and 400. The Bulldogs had the top three places in the 100: Nageam Kellam, Jean Ilera, and Zac Exume. The 200 was won by Jules Cannon with Ilera and Kellam placing second and third. Exume won the 400 with Lee Butler and C.J. Snead placing second and third. The 800 was won by Cory Penix and Damon Cook finished third. The 1,600 was swept by Watts, Boyce, and Ryne Wood. Caleb Wilson won both the 110 high hurdles and the 300 intermediate hurdles. David Albert won the high jump, long jump, and triple jump and also ran the anchor leg on the winning 4X400 relay team which included Wilson, Cannon, and Exume. The 4X100 (Cannon, Exume, Kellam, Ilera), 4X200 (Wilson, Kellam, Cannon, Ilera), and 4X800 (Watts, Lee Butler, Caleb McDonough, and Penix) teams also won. The discus was won by Tyrell Whitney with a season best state qualifier of 118’ 11”. Jerry Henry and Dukinson Appollon finished second and third while Henry came in third in the shot put. Against Lake Forest, Albert placed first in the long jump and triple jump and was second in the high jump. Henry was second in the shot put and third in the discus, Whitney finished second in the discus and third in the shot put, and Wilson won the 300 hurdles and placed second in the 110 high hurdles. Watts had a second place finish in the 3,200 and the 1,600. Cannon was third in the 200; Exume and Butler placed second and third in the 400, and Penix and Cook were second and third in the 800.

Laurel girls’ track team beats Woodbridge, loses to Lake The Bulldog girls’ track and field team, in a 61-55 win over Woodbridge, was led by Twila McCrea who won and 200 and 400 and ran the anchor leg on the winning 4X800 relay team. Lauren Hitch also won the 1600 and 3200 and Sherloune Charelon won the 800 with a season’s best time. Charelon also ran on the 4X800 relay team along with Hitch and Kayla Miller. Miller finished second in the 400. Freshman hurdler Sierra Butler won the 300 hurdles and was second in the 100 hurdles. Ashley Zarello won the shot put and finished second in the discus. The girls’ 4X400 relay team of DaYoung Kang, Butler, Charelon, and McCrea also won. Alexis Hunt had three third places in the 100, 200, and 400. Newcomer Lindsay Dolby finished second in the 1600. Against Lake Forest, Hunt was third (100, 200, 400), Charelon was second in the 800, and McCrea placed second in the 200 and 400. McCrea, Kang, Butler, and Charelon ran on the winning 4X400 relay team. Hitch also came in second in the 3200 and third in the 1600, Zarello was first in the shotput and second in the discus, Courtney Jackson placed third in the discus, Teresa Barger was third in the shotput, and Butler came in third in the 300 hurdles.

Heritage Shores Ladies 18 Hole Golf Association results The Heritage Shores Ladies 18 Hole Golf Association played an “Ace of Aces” match on Wednesday April 23. The winners were: Low Gross- Kay Mooney, Low Net- Muriel Waite, and Low Putts- Kay Mooney.

Send us your sports scores - it’s easy! Coaches and parents are invited to send any team scores that they would like to see featured in the Star. Items can be e-mailed to or faxed to 302-629-9243. Softball continued followed with a single and Andrade reached on an error to plate another run (30). Budd retired the Raiders in order again in the top of the sixth and Delmar scored its final two runs of the game in the bottom of the sixth. Caroline Phillips reached first on an error and scored on a home run by Mallory Elllott to make it 5-0. In between the error and the round tripper, Woodbridge’s Taylor West made a nice running catch in right field. Lloyd went 3-for-3 with a double and a run; Bloodsworth was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI; Twilley also hit 2-for4; and Elliott had a home run with a run and two RBIs. Andrade singled and drove in a run and Budd threw seven shutout innings with five hits and two walks in the win. Griffin went 2-for-3 and Schrock and Bowman each had one hit for Woodbridge. Griffin, who pitched six innings, picked up the loss.

Woodbridge second baseman Jenna Schrock looks to haul in a popup in shallow center field during last Friday’s game in Delmar. Photo by Mike McClure

Raven Roundup: Sussex Tech softball team wins a pair By Mike McClure The Sussex Tech varsity softball team topped Concord and Polytech and fell to Archbishop Spalding in games last week. Last Wednesday, Raven pitcher Brooke Tull had two hits including a double and struck out 15 and allowed three hits in six shutout innings in her team’s 11-0 non-conference win over Concord. Logan Pavlik and Melony Thompson homered and Jesse Wallace doubled. On Friday, Rhonda Warrington had three hits including two doubles, three runs, and two RBIs to lead the Ravens to a 9-4 victory over Polytech. Thompson added a pair of hits including a double and five RBIs and Tull earned the win. Sussex Tech fell to Archbishop Spalding, 4-1, in a makeup game last Saturday. Warrington collected three hits including two doubles in the loss. Boys’ lacrosse tops Milford- Ben Bateman tallied six goals and an assist and David Sussex Tech shortstop Melony Thompson had two hits and five Fluharty and Quinn Stewart each had three goals and two assists in the Ravens’ 13-1 win RBIs in her team’s 9-4 win over Polytech last Friday. Photo by Mike over Milford. Orlando Theiss also scored a McClure goal and Bill Seuss and Jacob Bernier dished out one assist apiece. Golf team wins one of two- The Raven golf team moved to 9-1 with a win over Sussex Central and a loss to Caesar Rodney last week. Trey Smith was the medalist with a 42 in his team’s 178-194 win over Sussex Central last Thursday. Andrew Sellers and Kyle Messick each shot a 39, Richard Atkins had a 40, and Clayton Bunting added a 41 in Sussex Tech’s 140-159 loss to Caesar Rodney on Friday. Godwin homers in baseball loss- Sussex Tech’s George Godwin homered and Zach Adkins and Chad Sturgeon each doubled in the Ravens’ 8-3 loss to Salesianum last Thursday. Lady Ravens drop a pair of matchesThe Sussex Tech girls’ soccer team fell to Caesar Rodney and St. Thomas last week. The Ravens lost to the Riders, 3-0, last Tuesday before falling to St. Thomas More, 6-0, on Friday. Send scores- Coaches, give your players the recognition they deserve. Send your team’s scores and results to the Star at 302Sussex Tech senior George Godwin 629-9243 or homered in his team’s 8-3 non-confer- The Seaford/Laurel Star is the only Western ence loss to Salesianum last Thurs- Sussex paper that covers Sussex Tech sports day. Photo by Mike McClure on a weekly basis.

Delmar’s Mallory Elliott is greeted by her teammates after hitting a two-run home run to help the Wildcats to a 5-0 win over Woodbridge last week. Photo by Mike McClure

MORNING STAR • MAY 1 - 7, 2008

Local athletes among Delaware Sports Hall of Fame inductees in ‘08 Sussex County natives Ron Dickerson, Doris Callaway Fry, and Aubrey Hudson are among the 2008 Delaware Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The following are their bios: Doris Callaway Fry- Doris Callaway Fry was an outstanding athlete at Laurel High School 1946-51. Doris scored more than 1,000 points in her high school basketball career, and may have been the first Delaware female to achieve this milestone. She participated in basketball, softball and field hockey, but excelled in basketball, making the team as a seventh grader and serving as team captain for two years. During her senior year, Doris was Delaware’s top female scorer with 413 points during Laurel’s 13-3 season. She averaged 28.5 points per game, scoring 56 percent of the team’s points. Doris was the team’s highest scorer in each game she played. She scored 58 points in an 85-44 win over J.M. Clayton H.S. in 1951. Doris was considered one of the top female basketball shooters on the Eastern Shore Peninsula. Newspaper articles quoted opponents as speaking highly of her basketball ability and good sportsmanship. She played one year of field hockey and softball. She was the team’s leading pitcher and one of the best hitters. During the period 1951-1953, Doris played recreational basketball, softball and volleyball in local women’s leagues. She remained active as a pitcher in the Milford Recreation League well into her 40’s. A talented bowler, Doris was inducted into the Lower Delaware Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 2000. She retired as a nurse from Stevenson House, a holding facility for troubled youths, where she bonded with residents by demonstrating her basketball shooting prowess. Ron Dickerson- After playing for legendary Delaware coaches, coaching with legendary figures and developing players who became legends over the past 45 years, “Captain Dick” has become an icon in his own right. Dickerson played football at Laurel High for DSMHOF inductee George Schollenberger. As a senior, Ron was co-captain and a secondteam All State selection. He was a 1963 Blue-Gold All Star Game starter under DSMHOF inductee Bill Billings. Dickerson attended Shepherd College, where he was a four-year football starter, and All-Conference performer for three years and a co-captain for two. His football coaching career began at Seaford in 1969 as assistant to Ben Sirman. Ron became head coach in 1973 and held that post for 28 years. Ron’s Blue Jays won nine Henlopen Conference crowns, qualified for the state tournament 11 times, made the final four times, and won state championships in Division I in 1981 and Division II in 1983. Dickerson was a Blue-Gold game head coach twice and served as an assistant four times. Many of Ron’s players earned college scholarships, led by DSMHOF inductee Lovett Purnell. When he retired from Seaford, Dickerson’s 191 wins ranked fourth in state prep football history and


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Doris Callaway Fry, who scored over 1,000 career points and netted 58 points in one game, is one of two Laurel grads who will be inducted into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame this month.

first among downstate coaches. Ron served as Seaford’s head baseball coach for seven years, with 102 wins and 26 losses, four Henlopen titles, and two state championships. DSMHOF inductees Mike Neill and Delino DeShields played for him. In addition, Ron served as Seaford’s athletic director and Henlopen football chairman from 1991-1997 and was on the state football tournament committee from 1979-1997. Aubrey Hudson- Aubrey Hudson is considered one of downstate Delaware’s finest all-around high school athletes. Graduating from Georgetown in 1951, Hudson lettered for three straight years in four sports: football, basketball, baseball and track. A versatile football player, he was a running back, punter, place-kicker and defensive back. Aubrey scored 12 touchdowns in his senior season, finishing third in state scoring to Hall of Famers Ron Waller and Bunny Blaney, and was named third team All-State. At 5’ 7” and 150 pounds, Hudson was a prolific scorer in basketball, becoming the first schoolboy basketball player in Delaware to score 50 points in a game. In 1951, he was named first team All-State, the only downstate player so honored that year and the only first team basketball selection in Georgetown history. In track, Aubrey led Georgetown to three straight undefeated seasons. He won 39 of the 41 races in which he competed. In a dual meet in 1951, Hudson broke the existing state record in the 220 yard dash and at the state track meet; he was second to Ron Waller, losing by a step. In baseball, he led the team in hitting and base stealing while playing several positions. Aubrey played freshman football at the University of Delaware, but

A.J. Buckley of Deez Teez runs to first base during a Woodbridge Little League tee ball game on opening day last weekend. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel Middle School softball pitcher Cassidy Taylor picked up the win in a recent game against Seaford. Taylor recorded 16 strikeouts and also went 4for-4 with three home runs and seven RBIs in the 13-0 win.

left to enter the Air Force, where he played on football and basketball teams. Later, he joined the Delaware State Police and retired with a rank of lieutenant. Hudson now lives in Lewes and is an outstanding senior tennis player. The other members of the class of 2008 are: Lou Bender, basketball; Donald “Ducky” Carmichael, multi-sport; Jim Clapp, martial arts; Brenda Becker Ferris, field hockey; Jack Holloway, wrestling; Aubrey Hudson, multi-sport; Mary Knisely, track; Kim Oddo, field hockey; John

Rollins, racing; and Jim Smith, basketball. The annual gala induction banquet will be held on Wednesday May 14th at the Chase Center on the Wilmington Riverfront. To purchase banquet tickets call Joe Ackerman in Wilmington at (302) 6542798. Banquet tickets are $55 each. Checks made payable to the DSMHOF can be mailed to: Joe Ackerman, 1801 North Monroe Street, Wilmington, DE 19802. For more information call the Delaware Sports Museum at (302) 425-3263.

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MORNING STAR • MAY 1 - 7, 2008

Laurel/Seaford Star Tuesday high school scoreboard Boys’ lacrosse- Sussex Tech 6, Gunston 3 (Monday)- David Fluharty scored three goals, Quinn Stewart had two goals and an assist, and Orlando Theiss added one goal in the Ravens’ win. James Stephens dished out a pair of assists and Justin Williams recorded 10 saves. Baseball- Salesianum 10, Seaford 2 (Saturday)- Derrik Gibson went 2-for-4 with a run and Spencer Coulbourn was 2for-2 with a run. Seaford 10, Polytech 3- Tyler Joseph went 2-for-5 with three RBIs, Spencer Coulbourn was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Derrik Gibson batted 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Joey Mitchell earned the win on the mound for the Jays. Delmar 5, Lake Forest 4- The Wildcats rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh for the comeback win. David Webster hit a two-run home run and earned the win, Jose Dina doubled and scored the win- Seaford’s Jenna Adkins, shown makning run, and starter Dylan Shupe delivered ing a play in the field, went 2-for-4 in her team’s 4-3 loss to Polytech on the game-winning sacrifice fly for Delmar Tuesday. Photo by Gene Bleile (5-3, 9-4). Smyrna 5, Woodbridge 3- Tyler Patterson doubled in a pair of runs in the loss. Boys’ tennis- Caesar Rodney 3, Seaford 2- Tim Halter won 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 in second singles and the second doubles team of Ethan Lee and Drew Venables won 6-3, 76. Girls’ tennis- Caesar Rodney 4, Seaford 1- Whitley Maddox won in second doubles, 6-0, 6-1. Golf- Caesar Rodney 157, Seaford 184- Cory Ewing and Matt Lank each shot a 44, Greg Brooke added a 45, and Adam Caldwell had a 51 for the Jays. St. Mark’s 159, Sussex Tech 173- Clayton Bunting an Herb Quick each shot a 40 for the Ravens. St. George’s 212, Delmar 226- Weston Breda led the Wildcats with a 54 and Corey Phillips added a 55. Dover 169, Laurel 203- Quinten Langley paced Laurel with a 45 and Eric Hastings added a 52. Softball- Polytech 4, Seaford 3- Kelsey Riggleman, Jenna Adkins, and Courtney Torbert each went 2-for-4 for the Blue Jays. Girls’ soccer- Sussex Central 1, Sussex Tech 0- Lisa Sekcinski recorded 14 saves in the narrow loss. Indian River 3, Delmar 1- Katie McMahon scored a first half goal for the Wildcats, but the Indians netted a pair of second half goals for the win. Seaford 8, Laurel 0- Lindsay James led the Jays with two goals and two assists and Kelsey Hoch, Jamie Swain, Megan Hudson, and Erin Wooten each tallied a goal. Amanda Merritt added two assists and Macy Cordrey and Paige Crouse had one assist each as Seaford earned its first win of the season. Boys’ track- Laurel 85, Sussex Central 50; Milford 113, Laurel 33- L.J. Watts placed first in the 1600 (5:07.1) and the 3,200 (11:35.2); David Albert won the long jump (21’ 1”) and the triple jump (40’ 8”); and Tyrell Whitney came in first in the discuss (119’ 8”) for Laurel. Sussex Tech 98, Lake Forest 42; Sussex Tech 95, Polytech 50- David Ricksecker placed first in the 1,600 (4:52) and was on the winning 3,200 relay and 1,600 relay teams; Andrew Townsend came in first in the 800 (2:02) and triple jump (40’ 1/2”) and was on the winning 1,600 and 3,200 relay teams; and Darius Sivels finished first in the Seaford’s Alyssa Casey, shown during long jump (19’ 7”) and high jump (6’) for a practice earlier this season, placed the Ravens. first in the pole vault and high jump in Girls’ track- Seaford 103, Woodbridge Tuesday’s meet. Photo by Gene Bleile 31; Caesar Rodney 112, Seaford 33- Ambre’ Burbage placed first in the triple jump (30’ 9 3/4”) and Alyssa Casey was first in the pole vault (7’) against CR. Burbage also came in first in the 400 meter run and long jump, Casey was first in the high jump, Kanissa Gardner placed first in the shot put and discus, and Megan Jones finished first in the 800 and 1,600 against Woodbridge. Laurel 66, Sussex Central 61; Milford 120, Laurel 19- Twila McCrea placed first in the 400 (1:06.8) and Sherloune Charleron was first in the 800 (2:51.8) Sussex Tech 78, Lake Forest 59; Sussex Tech 86, Polytech 46- Paige Morris placed first in the shotput (35’ 2”), discus (103’ 2”), and long jump (14’ 10”) for Tech.

Timmy Petrone of Petrone and Sons makes contact with a pitch during a Woodbridge Little League baseball game last week. Photo by Mike McClure

Millman still perfect in Delaware NAPA Modifieds By Charlie Brown When Tim Millman decided to drive for Jake Marine for the 2008 season he could not have dreamed that three weeks into the season he would be undefeated. In Saturday night’s 25-lap William J. Cathell Memorial NAPA Big Block Modified feature, Millman started in ninth and went from fourth to first in a lap and a half to lead lap seven then go on to his third straight win. Steve Downs worked by George Richardson to lead lap one of the feature. H.J. Bunting followed into the second spot with Matt Jester riding in third. Millman was running in fifth by lap two and one lap later moved by Judd Mills for fourth. Bunting slid high and Millman went by both Bunting and Jester to take second on lap six. One lap later he moved by Downs to take the lead as Jester followed into second. The first yellow was out on lap eight as Robert Dutton slowed with a flat. At the halfway sign the top five were Millman, Jester, Bunting, Judd Mills, and Downs. Jamie Mills was on the move and cracked the top five just as the final yellow flew on lap 16 as Downs came to a stop just off turn two. Mills got by Bunting for third on the restart and Ricky Johnson entered the top five. Jester made a bid for the lead on lap 23 but Millman was able to hold off the challenge and pull away on the final two laps for his third consecutive win in the J&M Roofing/Finger Lakes/Teo. Jester finished in the second spot with Jamie Mills third. Fourth went to Bunting and Johnson rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Jamie Mills and Downs. In the 15-lap AC Delco Modified feature, Tim Trimble quickly took command from his pole starting position. Joseph Tracey held the second spot with Brad Trice running in third. Trice climbed to second but on lap seven, Bobby Watkins got over his front wheel in a battle for the position. Trice spun across the back straight and collected Chris Hitchens. There were no injuries but both drivers were done for the night. Watkins recovered to hold on to second but Trimble would make no mistakes as he piloted the Courtland Manor/Covey’s Car Care/Troyer to his first win of the season. Watkins finished in the second spot with last week’s winner, Michael White third. Fourth went to Tracey with Adam Jarrell fifth. White set fast time in qualifying. The consolation was won by Rodney Cordrey. Defending point champion, Steve White was in top form in the 10-lap Modified Lite feature. White took off like a rocket at the drop of the green moving from his seventh starting spot to take the lead from Curt Miles, Jr. on lap one. Once out front White moved to the very top of the speedway and ran the edge the rest of the distance. He was able to pull away from Brandon Dennis who took second on lap three. It was the second with for White this season driving the R&F Auto/Wood’s Contracting/Northeast Modified Lite Lightning. Dennis finished in the second spot with Miles, Jr. third. Fourth went to Ricky Wheatley and Kevin McKinney rounded out the top five. White set fast time in qualifying. This Saturday night the Little Lincoln Vintage Cars will join the five weekly divisions. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m.


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Workshop will focus on Seaford address changes By Lynn R. Parks At a workshop Monday night, representatives of the county and of the city of Seaford will discuss their plans to change the addresses of some homes and businesses along Sussex Highway (U.S. 13), Bridgeville Highway (alternate U.S. 13) and Middleford Road. City manager Dolores Slatcher said that the changes are being proposed to make it easier for emergency personnel and utility

workers to find locations to which they have been called. Slatcher said that the city and county are proposing that some house and business numbers be changed. Along Sussex Highway, for example, current numbers don’t always follow in numerical order. “We are trying to get them in an orderly progression,” she said. In addition, the city and county would like for all locations along U.S. 13 to use “Sussex Highway” as their address. Cur-

rently, a number of names are used for the roadway. Citizens who live in the affected areas have been sent notices about the upcoming workshop, Slatcher said. “We hope that everybody agrees with what we are doing, and sees that it is for the right reasons,” she added. Once the confusion of the addresses is cleared up, the city hopes to present at a city council meeting a new ordinance, requiring all city residents to post their ad-

dresses. The county already requires that citizens display their addresses in a conspicuous place on the property. For your information: The City of Seaford and Sussex County will hold a public workshop Monday, May 5, to discuss changes to some addresses on Sussex Highway, Middleford Road and Bridgeville Highway. The workshop will start at 7 p.m. at city hall, High Street. For more information, call the city, 629-9173.

New law producing results By Lynn R. Parks A new law that went into effect April 7 in the city of Seaford is having the desired effects. The law requires that anyone who applies for a permit, license or service from the city be in good financial standing with the city. Councilwoman Leanne Phillips-Lowe announced at last week’s city council meeting that $30,000 in back fees and taxes was collected in the two weeks after the law went into effect. “This is what we hoped would happen,” said city manager Dolores Slatcher on Monday. “But we didn’t think it would happen quite this fast.” Slatcher was unable to say how much the city is owed. But

she said that she expects the new law to continue to do its job, until eventually all back bills are paid. “Then, after people get accustomed to the idea that they have to pay us to do business with us, there should be less delinquency,” she added. The new law applies to individuals as well as businesses. Applicants for any type of city service are required to provide all the names under which they have previously done business with the city. City workers who accept applications for services have the authority to deny the request, based on outstanding bills. Applicants are able to appeal that denial with the city manager and, if unhappy with that decision, with the city council.

Horsey Youth Golf Classic The Annual Horsey Family Youth Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic will take place on May 21-22 at Heritage Shores Golf and Country Club in Bridgeville. All proceeds benefit the Horsey Family Youth Foundation. Headliners of this year's event include University of Delaware Head Football Coach K.C. Keeler; Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles; and Anita Marks from MASN sports broadcasting. Each team will be paired up with a celebrity to enjoy a round of golf at Heritage Shores. Festivities begin on Wednesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. with a meet

and greet of the celebrities in the Heritage Shores Ball Room. After the cocktail hour, dinner will be served. A live auction of sports memorabilia items will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The HFYF Celebrity Golf Classic benefits the Horsey Family Youth Foundation, which serves the youth of Delaware in education and athletic programs. Some of the other celebrities that will be returning for another year include Tom Matte, Lenny Moore, Joe Washington, Bruce Laird and many more. To attend the dinner or play golf, contact Mike Payne at 302542-7813.

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MORNING STAR • MAY 1 - 7, 2008

Letters to the Editor Baseball team helps local child

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Many of us were told to hold on to this mantra when we were children and had to deal with difficult situations with our peers. However, an 11-year-old Seaford boy recently discovered that words do hurt. Jair Moore, a fifth grader and Little League baseball player, says he heard a parent at the baseball park use a negative comment about him in a conversation with someone else. The comment was made about Jair using some of the speaker's son’s equipment. During this time for Jair and his family, many people in the Seaford community have shown their support. The Nanticoke Little League president, board members, and coaches apologized to Jair. Also, the Seaford High School baseball program showed Jair how special they thought he was and how they are sorry he had such an experience. Last year, Jair was the bat boy for the varsity baseball team and has a special bond with the coaches and players. When head coach Ken Cummings and assistant coach Craig Dickerson and their wives heard what happened to Jair, they too were devastated. Along with the Seaford Baseball Boosters, the Cummings and Dickerson families gave Jair gift cards for him to buy his own catcher’s equipment. Many of the varsity baseball players supported Jair as well. Several of the players dedicated their next game to him and they went on to beat an undefeated Indian River team 12-0! Additionally, two of the varsity team’s senior players, Derrik Gibson and Zach Schofer, went to the sporting goods store with Jair to pick out his new equipment. “Jair was deeply touched to tears by the outreach of his baseball coaches and team of Seaford High School,” said Terence Moore, Jair’s father. “He has always felt that he was part of the team and he was overwhelmed by the love shown to him.” Douglas W. Brown

Associate Principal Seaford Senior High School

Can you identify these photos?

My name is Joe Manning and I am an author and historian and I live in Massachusetts. I am conducting a nationallyknown research project to track down and interview descendants of children and families photographed in the early 1900s by child labor photographer Lewis Hine. The project was featured on a news story on National Public Radio. I need your help. There are two photos in the Library of Congress of a family photographed in Cannon, Del., in 1910. The captions identify the family name as McNadd, but my research indicates that the name was actually McNatt. To view the photos, visit the Library of Congress Web site at Once you arrive at the site, enter MCNADD in the search box and click Search. Then click on Preview Images. You can click each photo to enlarge and download

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 it, and you can click on each caption to see the full caption and other information. There are no copyright limitations, so you may reprint the photos without permission. To learn more about my research project, visit the Web site If you can identify these photos, call me at 413548-0679. Joe Manning

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Homeowners didn't have a choice

Lynn R. Parks' article "Bridgeville library fundraiser honors Jack Lewis" in your April 24-30, 2008 issue contained misinformation regarding, "The developers of Heritage Shores donated to the library $700,000...." The $700,000 will be part of the proceeds from bonds issued by the Town of Bridgeville to finance the Heritage Shores developer's infrastructure improvements and Bridgeville Commission facilities including the library. The bonds are being repaid from and are secured by a special tax imposed only on Heritage Shores homeowners and property owners including the developers. This special tax is in addition to the property tax paid by all Bridgeville property owners. The commissioners have allocated $700,000 of the bond proceeds to the library. So while the developers are a source, by way of the imposed tax, of part of the $700,000, so too are the current and future homeowners of Heritage Shores who should be recognized for their contribution to this worthy cause. Characterizing the $700,000 as a donation however, at least on the part of the homeowners, might be inappropriate since they had no choice in the matter. Bill Atwood


Marines need mail

It has been brought to my attention that

MORNING STAR â&#x20AC;˘ MAY 1 - 7, 2008 there are a group of United States Marines based from Great Lakes Naval Base, now deployed in Iraq, who are not getting any mail. Not a note, not a love letter, not a care package has been received. Retired Marine and dear friend Marty Smith has been in communication with Col. Curt Ames, USMC, and according to Col. Ames' contact in Iraq, these Marines never get any mail. I was asked to "drum up some business" for these outstanding Americans. I know that from past requests like this one, many of you have stepped up beyond anyone's imagination and delivered "big time" to our heroes overseas. Well, I am asking for support again. Their names are - Cpl. Michael D. Adams, Sgt. Cassandra D. Bleuer, Cpl. Jose Calderon, Cpl. Jesse S. Camp, Sgt. William R. Carson, Cpl. Bryan D. Finney, Cpl. Justin M. Greenblatt, LCpl. Katie L. Larose, Cpl. Felipe D. Magallon, Cpl. Williams H. McFalls, Sgt. Francisco Morales, Cpl. Eric D. Morris, Cpl. Zuzi E. Salais, LCpl. William D. Warda and LCpl. Yelena S. Zhevakina. They are all at the same address; just write their name above the below address: MTACS-38, MACG-38, 3D MAW (FWD) UIC 41126 FPO, AP, 96426-1126 Danna Palmer Seaford

Stackers enjoyed Colorado trip

With your support we had a very fun, educational, and successful trip to Denver, Colo. Some of the most fun parts of our trip included: visiting the Rocky Mountain National Park where we saw huge mountains, threw snowballs and enjoyed the view from almost 14,000 feet; swimming in the pool at our hotel; walking around the city of Denver; and going to ESPN Zone for dinner and lots of fun sports games. We also had a chance to talk to and watch many of the fastest sports stackers in the world, fly in an airplane, see different wildlife in the mountains and at the hotel, and we learned that even kids from Laurel can do well against the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best stackers. The Laurel Stacking Bulldogs were definitely a force to be reckoned with at the World Sport Stacking Championships. We had fun competing against the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fastest stackers and accumulated 18 medals for stacking so fast. We are going to keep working hard so that we will be ready for next year! Thank you so much for supporting our team. We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have had such a great experience without your help. The Laurel Stacking Bulldogs

Garrett & Leslie Lydic, Dylan Eskridge, Jeremey Creppon, Zane Ball, Brittany Woods, Foster Haynes, Darrin Mills, Hannah Lydic, Quentin Wilkerson Jr. and Shanon Kadder

Citizens documenting cemeteries

Doug Breen and I are canvassing local â&#x20AC;&#x153;cornfield cemeteriesâ&#x20AC;? for the Laurel Historical Society. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done about 30 so far and have many left to do. Photos, stone info and GPS are all recorded. We are not sure what the final plans with the information will be. We would like to hear from anybody with a family plot to augment those we know


about. Family lore is also appreciated. Thanks for your help. Chuck Swift

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New recycling policy confusing I want to express my opinion about the new policy at the recycle center. It seems to me that the former plan of having everything separated was easier and less expensive. The new plan of mixing everything together makes no sense at all. Shirley Metz Laurel

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Miracle Workerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; a great performance One of Seaford High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest weekends had to be April 4 through April 7, when â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Miracle Workerâ&#x20AC;? was presented. This was one of the best performances ever. Produced and directed by Erin Williams, and performed and staged by super talented students. As a 1944 graduate, we should all be very proud of the poignant story of Helen Keller. Bravo to everyone who participated. Eleanor Hickey Seaford

Carneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideas â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;smarter, betterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; John Carney came to Laurel Thursday night to talk about his plans for Delawareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future. He talked not just about his accomplishments, but also about some of the challenges we face as a state in the coming years. One of those challenges is health care, and Carney put forth a thought-out, sensible plan to provide affordable health care to Delawareans. He was honest about the fact that it wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be easy, and that you couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t achieve universal health care overnight. But he laid out the path he would take to get us there. While some have promised universal health care, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the easy part. The hard part is putting together a plan that will work, that can be passed by the state legislature, and that wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t harm the economy at a time when things are tight for many people and businesses alike. John Carney has such a plan. He realizes that if you mandate people and small businesses to purchase health insurance without doing anything to make it affordable, you not only do nothing to help the situation, but you risk making it worse. The last thing Delaware needs is companies cutting jobs or moving out of state because they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford the mandates put on them. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why Carney addresses affordability first, and makes primary and preventative care a priority before moving to universal health care. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a smarter, better way of doing things. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the kind of forward thinking and leadership we can expect out of John Carney if we make him the next governor. John E. Weller Georgetown

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Police Journal Man dies after one-car crash

A Felton man has died following a onevehicle crash on April 23. Police said that Brian E. Ebling, 39, was driving a 1999 Mercury Sable east on Vernon Road (Delaware 14), west of Harrington. The car veered off the north edge of the road and struck a mailbox and fire hydrant, police said. The vehicle overturned and Ebling was ejected from the car. He was flown to Christiana Hospital, Wilmington, and later died as a result of his injuries. Police were called to the scene at approximately 9:05 p.m. It’s unknown if Ebling was wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

Closed Bonanza damaged in fire

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a structure fire that occurred on Tuesday, April 29, at 5:15 a.m. in the State Line Plaza on the 10000 block of State Street in Delmar, Del. The Delmar Fire Department responded to the scene and was assisted by the Laurel, Gumboro, Salisbury, Hebron and Parsonsburg fire departments. Upon arrival, firefighters saw fire showing from the north side roof area of the Bonanza Restaurant. The fire originated along the outside wall of the building with fire extending into the structure, causing two sprinkler heads to activate. The water slowed the progress of the fire. No injuries were reported. Investigators have determined that the fire originated along the north wall and was caused by an electrical malfunction of the neon lighting system. Damages have been estimated at approximately $200,000. The Bonanza has been closed for months.

Police say man assaulted women

After a month-long investigation, Seaford police arrested Roger L. Johnson, 57, of North Market Street, Seaford on Monday and charged him with more than 100 counts of unlawful sexual contact. Police said that Johnson assaulted three women, from 1990 through 2007. One woman is 35, one is 32 and another is 17. Police said that each of the victims lived with the defendant from 1990 through 2007. The victims reported that on numerous occasions, Johnson assaulted them, police said. Johnson was charged with 113 counts of third-degree unlawful sexual contact and one count of offensive touching. He was committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $57,000 bond.

High-speed chase leads to arrest

A Seaford man who police say had skipped out on his parole was located near Concord Pond Thursday, April 24, and arrested. Deandre R. Pettiford, 30, was arrested after a high-speed car chase that lasted for about three miles, police said. The chase started at approximately 2:35 p.m. when a parole officer, who suspected

that Pettiford was in the Concord Pond area and was driving a silver Honda Civic, observed the Honda traveling at a high rate of speed on Concord Pond Road. The officer pulled over to the shoulder and let the Honda pass. The operator of the Honda matched Pettiford’s description and the officer began to follow the Honda, which continued moving at a high rate of speed, police said. The parole officer raPettiford dioed other troopers in the area. When Pettiford saw a marked patrol car, he began to slow down but allegedly failed to stop for troopers and proceeded north on Concord Pond Road. Police said that Pettiford continued across Delaware 20 without stopping. Troopers pursued Pettiford for approximately three miles. Pettiford lost control of his car and struck a chicken house along Old Furnace Road. Pettiford was taken into custody at the scene. Police seized 2.6 grams of suspected powder cocaine and $240 in cash. They also found a digital scale in the front passenger side floor board, police said. Pettiford was charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle for keeping a controlled substance, disregarding a police officer’s signal, resisting arrest and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with violation of probation and a plethora of traffic offenses including aggressive driving, reckless driving and driving suspended. He was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $102,760 secured bond.

Poster shows ‘deadbeat parents’

In its ongoing search of deadbeat parents, the Division of Child Support Enforcement’s latest Most Wanted Poster features 12 new names and photographs of men and women wanted for failing to pay child support. Between them, they owe almost $400,000 in unpaid child support. The posters, now in their second year, are part of the division’s child support enforcement efforts. The division is working to collect millions owed to about 72,000 Delaware children and their caretakers. “We’ve had people pay upwards of $10,000 in overdue child support. Several paid lump sum amounts and many called in to make arrangements for wage withholding to collect payments on a regular basis,” division director Charles Hayward said. The posters are published on the division's Web site and posted in government and social service offices throughout the state. People can call the division or Crime Stoppers with tips about where deadbeat parents live and work, and whether they are hiding money. To view the Most Wanted posters visit Anyone who has information about any of these individuals can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or email

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Scenes from the Way of the Cross performance at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Seaford. Photos submitted

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At 6 p.m. on March 21, Good Friday, the Spanish speaking community of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish re-enacted the last moments of the life of Jesus. This devotion is called in Latin, the Via Crucis (The Way of the Cross). The parishioners dressed in period costumes and followed faithfully the Scriptural account of the Passion of Jesus. The re-enacted Way of the Cross follows a close to 500year tradition in the home countries of most of the Spanish speaking immigrants. The Biblical stories, so important for the transmitting of the Christian faith, were taught in dramas, in art and in music. The early missionaries had bibles that were printed in Latin or in Spanish. They were teaching an indigenous people who

could not read, nor speak Spanish. The very vivid story telling of dramas from the Bible were impacting for those who witnessed them. The actors are all parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes. They are from Mexico or Guatemala. The younger ones are most often native Seafordians. They practiced many hours for this important moment. Their performance was more than acting. It was the privilege of telling the story of salvation in a dramatic and prayerful way. About 250 people followed the Way of the Cross, which began in church. It then wove its way through the church grounds. People prayed and sang at each of the 14 stations of the Way of the Cross.

The procession then returned to the church, for the final moments. The sound of the hammering nails into the cross, echoed through the church. From the cross, the young man portraying Jesus spoke, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Padre, perdonalos, no saben lo que hacen. (Father, forgive them, they know not what they do). Then as in the Scriptures, Jesus was taken down from the cross and placed in the arms of the young woman, who played the part of Mary, the mother of Jesus. She was able to capture the pain of Mary, and of all mothers who have had the pain of seeing their child die. It was that pain that the famous sculptor, Michelangelo captured in his famous statue, the Pieta.


MORNING STAR • APRIL 24 - 30, 2008

Health Are EKG’s always neccessary in ADHD patients By Dr. Anthony Policastro

On April 22, 2008 the American Heart Association (AHA) announced that all children on stimulant medication for ADHD should receive EKG's. The announcement sounded like there was new research to suggest this. That was not the case. The decision was based upon the input from a pediatric cardiologist in Philadelphia. The American Heart Association simply followed his lead. We are now treating more adults with ADHD. Adults have more heart problems than children. When I start a child on stimulant medication for ADHD, I tell the parents about the side effects. One of the side effects is an effect on heart rhythm. This is much more common in adults than it is in children. That is what I tell the parents. What the research has actually shown is that there is a possibility of a serious heart rate abnormality in 1 out of a million children who take these drugs. That is true if we look at all the patients who take

patients these questions. the medication. If you can answer yes to either quesHowever, if we do some screening of tion, then an EKG is indicated. I do a fair patients before starting medication, the number of EKG's because of that. If the rate is much lower. That is the approach EKG is normal, then medication can be that is currently used. prescribed. The American AcadIf the EKG is not emy of Pediatrics When we do the EKG's normal, I refer the pa(AAP) and the Amerito a cardiologist. I can Association of we will send them all to tient have had to refer two Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists (AACAP) the pediatric cardiologists patients to the pediatric cardiologist over the treat patients with ADHD all the time. to be read. Almost 100% last year. Both were deemed completely norPediatric cardioloof them will likely be mal. gists do not ever treat If you ask these these children. I have normal. questions then you will been treating ADHD find those patients at with stimulants for 35 higher risk. That means for the rest of the years. I have never had a cardiac complichildren, the risk will be much lower than cation. The current recommendations from the the overall 1 in a million risk. We will need to wait until the AHA, AAP and AACAP are to ask two quesAAP and AACAP settle their differences. tions. In the meantime we will be doing more One of them is whether there has been EKG's. anyone in the family with a history of My plan is to do them on my patients heart disease under age 3. the next time I see them. Since I see them The second is whether the child has every three months, I should have them all had any heart problems. I ask all my new

Four reasons that Lymphedema should not be left untreated By Sheila Brant CMLD/T, OTR/MS

Lymphedema is a chronic disease characterized by swollen arms, legs, face, scrotum or abdomen. There are four reasons to seek treatment for lymphedema: pain, difficulty walking or performing daily activities, appearance, and/or prevention of future problems. Excessive swelling can cause nerve endings to be compressed resulting in pain at the site of the swelling. Walking can become difficult when swelling is present (especially in the legs) because the excess fluid causes weight gain. Excessive swelling in a body part can result in disfigurement or changes in appearance. Lastly, if swelling is left untreated, infection can occur as well as irreversible changes in the tissue secondary to stretching. After making the educated decision to seek help for swelling, take the following steps: 1. Find a lymphedema specialist. Nanticoke Outpatient Therapy Services at Mears has two certified therapists who specialize in treatment of lymphedema

and various edema related diagnosis. 2. Exercise lightly. Regular exercise can improve circulation and fluid drainage. Exercise should not be strenuous on the affected limb. Ask your physician before starting an exercise program. 3. Be aware of any changes to the extremity involved. Watch for any swelling, inflammation or a feeling of heaviness while performing activity with the extremity affected. If you feel any changes stop the activity and speak with your doctor. 4. Pay close attention to cuts and scrapes. Infection may occur more easily. Clean cuts well and use an antibiotic ointment. Keep them covered until they heal. 5. Get a lymph massage. Specially trained therapists can perform a massage to increase lymphatic drainage. 6. Wear a compression garment. They compress the affected limb, which helps fluid drain out. The garment must fit properly to be effective. Ask your doctor for a referral to the Nanticoke Lymphedema Clinic at Nanticoke Mears Center and make a decision to be in control of your health. Contact Nanticoke Health Services at Herring Run at 629-6224 for more information.

done by the end of August. When we do the EKG's we will send them all to the pediatric cardiologists to be read. Almost 100% of them will likely be normal. Even if they are not normal, it does not mean that the child will have a problem. It only increases the risk. The pediatric cardiologist will then get paid for reading the normal EKG on the normal patient. For those with abnormal EKG’s the pediatric cardiologist will get to see the patient. They will likely find that everything is normal. That was what happened with the two patients I sent to the pediatric cardiologist. The pediatric cardiologists indicate that all this increased business did not motivate their decision at all. What is likely to happen is that we will be doing a lot of normal EKG’s for the next few years. Then we will realize that it is a big waste of time. We will then go back to doing it exactly the way we have been doing it for years.

MORNING STAR • MAY 1 - 7, 2008


Health Briefs Hospital gift shop holds sale

"Pamper Your Body and Your Spirit" with luxurious products at the Bath and Beauty Collection Sale sponsored by the Look-In Glass Shoppe of Nanticoke Hospital. The sale will be held in the lobby of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2. Products for women, men and children available. All proceeds from the Look-In Glass Shoppe benefit Nanticoke Health Services.

Centenary hosts health screening

Life Line Screening will be at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel on Friday, May 16 conducting stroke, vascular disease and heart rhythm screenings. Appointments will begin at 10 a.m. Recommended baseline screenings include stroke/carotid artery, atrial fibrillation, abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease. The carotid artery screening uses ultrasound to identify blockages in the arteries in your neck, a leading cause of stroke. The atrial fibrillation screening checks for an irregular heart beat and the abdominal aortic aneurysm screening looks for a ballooning of the largest artery in the body. Screening for peripheral arterial disease checks for blockages in the arteries of the arms and legs, a condition that leaves the individual at four to five times higher risk of heart disease. Additional screenings can be added for a more comprehensive risk assessment and include C-reactive protein, a blood marker for vascular disease and diabetes; complete lipid panel including HDL/LDL and total cholesterol; glucose, a measure of blood sugar level which can determine your risk for diabetes; and an ultrasound screening for osteoporosis. Pick any four screenings for $140 and all eight screenings are $199. For more information, visit To schedule your screenings at Centenary United Methodist Church, call 877754-9631. Pre-registration is required.

State improves immunization rates

The Division of Public Health's (DPH) immunization program was recently recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the fourth most improved state in tracking the basic immunization series from 2003-2006. The National Immunization Survey reports that Delaware’s childhood immunization rates increased by 21.4 percent, between 2003 and 2006. The state’s rate of 80.3 percent in 2006 was above the national target rate of 80 percent and much higher than the recorded national rate of 77.1 percent. The increased rates are the result of more young children in Delaware receiving complete vaccinations, which include four doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, three doses for polio, one dose for measles, three for Haemophilus influenza type b, three for hepatitis B, and one for chickenpox. Through outreach, education and advertising to providers and caregivers, DPH's immunization program ensures that vaccines are accessible by removing barriers for children who are uninsured, under-insured or on Medicaid. The program used its registry to connect parents and providers to immunization records, ensur-

ing that vaccines are given on time. For more information about infant immunizations, contact DPH's immunization program at 800-282-8672.

Nanticoke honors nurses

On Tuesday, May 6, Nurses Day, the Pastoral Care Department of Nanticoke Health Services will be offering the first annual Blessing of the Hands to all professional nurses. This is an opportunity for all nurses in the local community - no matter where you work or what you do - to come and receive an acknowledgement of your indispensable role in patient care. The ceremony is free of charge, takes less than five minutes to complete and will be offered at two locations - beginning in the morning from 8 to 8:30 a.m. at Life Care at Lofland Park located at 715 E. King Street and again from noon to 6 p.m. in Stevens Classroom at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, 801 Middleford Road. Touch is an integral part of the work of nurses and a Blessing of the Hands service is a way to honor and affirm the work of nurses. The ceremony includes a blessing and anointing of oil. Because hospitals are places where people of many faiths work, the blessing includes language appropriate to an interfaith setting. A quiet area will be provided for those nurses who choose to sit awhile and reflect after the blessing. For more information about the Blessing of the Hands service being offered at Nanticoke Health Services, contact Rebecca Rollins at 629-6611, ext. 2630 or

Gift shop offers Mother's Day sale

Don't forget that special person in your life on Mother's Day, which is Sunday, May 11. Shop the Mother's Day Sale at the Look-In Glass Shoppe in the lobby of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Thursday, May 9. All proceeds from the Look-In Glass Shoppe benefit Nanticoke Health Services.

Golf tournament planned

The fourth annual Wellness Community Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 9 at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach. Enjoy prizes, a continental breakfast and barbeque luncheon celebration. Golfers may register to play for $125 per person, including green fees and cart. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration followed by a shot gun start at 9 a.m. There will be guaranteed prizes awarded for the longest drive, closest to pin and low score. The tournament closes with the first 100 paid registrants. The golf tournament helps raise public awareness about cancer. To be a sponsor or donate items for the raffle, contact Marcia Esposito at 302-645-9150 or For more information, visit

Alzheimer's offers courses

The Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter is offering professional training programs at the Georgetown office. These programs include CEU credit for social workers, nurses and nursing home administrators. Certificates of completion are also available. Courses include "About Dementia" on Tuesday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to noon (three credits); "Making Connections" on Tues-

day, May 13 from 10 a.m. to noon (two credits); and "Understanding Wandering" on Friday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to noon (two credits). The cost of each session including CEU credit is $49 or a certificate of completion is $29 per registrant. Pre-registration is required by e-mailing Jamie Magee at or by calling 302854-9788.

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 sup-

port 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 not required. For more information, call 629-6611, ext. 5121.

Depression support group

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.

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ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY - The Laurel Chamber of Commerce celebrated Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 23. Susan Rae Baker of Future Endeavors was the guest speaker. Above, from left: Penny Duncan,

REIGNING QUEENS... Miss Laurel 2007 Brittany Cooper, right, with Little Miss Laurel Hannah Davis, in one of their last public appearances at opening day for Laurel Little League. Photo by Pat Murphy.

director of the Laurel Senior Center, Baker and Tim Jones, chamber president. On left, Alexis Hudson sings a little number for the group. Photos by Pat Murphy.

FESTIVAL PREP - In preparation for the Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 17, Laurel Historical Society member John Trivits builds steps for the front of the Studley House. The circa 1830 house will be open to the public for the first time since the exterior restoration was completed several years ago. On display will be a photographic exhibit by Laurel resident Summer Spicer, showing ‘disappearing Laurel.’

WINNING READER AT DUNBAR – Student Austin Ruark read 462 books during the Reading is Fundamental celebration at Paul Laurence Dunbar School, Laurel. That was more books than any other student read. On right, Austin is shown with Dunbar principal Richard Gaskill. As a school, the students read 18,296 books and will be treated to a pizza party, compliments of Principal Gaskill.

...AND KING OF THE MOUND - Laurel Baseball Manager of the Year Scott Venables lets it go on opening day. Photo by Pat Murphy.

MORNING STAR • MAY 1 - 7, 2008

Even through watering eyes, spring is a wonderful sight This is the time of year when gardeners are checking their special tools to make very certain they have the proper tool for the job at hand. Handles on tools like hoes, rakes and shovels must be securely attached so that those who enjoy working the soil will not have a problem as they attack the weeds that have survived the winter. Gardening is a wonderful way to release frustrations. Each of us has our own plan of attack as we sit inside the security of our homes and gaze out at the various areas that need attention. These are the days of fog and school delays. But, primarily, these are the days when we make time to enjoy the beauty of the dogwoods, azaleas, lilacs and every other blooming plant, bush or tree. Many of us begin the day with a cup of steaming hot coffee, our choice of breakfast foods and top it all off with an allergy pill. And then, it is off to the attack plan for the day. Seems that one day we awaken and the earth is still covered with dinginess and brown from the winter months. Suddenly everything has become green and growing. The rhythmic sound of the lawn mowers of neighbors fills the air. And with all of that, we know spring has truly sprung. This is the time of year when, on a very warm day, we witness bodies that have added a few pounds during the winter being squeezed into shorts and tops that fit with ease last year. This is also the time of year when we realize our bodies have aged a bit during the winter. Especially when we attempt to kneel or squat down to begin attacking crabgrass and other rapidly growing weeds that compete with flowers attempting to push forth to reach the sun. Years ago, Chuck planted a bed of lilies of the valley just outside our basement door. This past week the pips have pushed through and seemingly overnight have grown up and out, spreading beautiful and delicate blossoms on tiny stems, blossoms that emit an amazing fragrance. Those of us who suffer through allergies know that all of the blooming of this season will wreck havoc upon our systems. So what do we do? Just pop an allergy pill and forge ahead, enjoying the


Moments With Mike VIRGINIA ‘MIKE’ BARTON moment that lasts not nearly long enough. This past week as I went outside using the basement door, the fragrance and beauty of those sturdy little lilies of the valley attacked me. I just sat on the top step and thought of the time years ago when Chuck and our three offspring went out to an abandoned house in what was then open country, dug up the plants and brought them home and planted them. With eyes watering from the fragrance and pollen attacking my body, I sat and enjoyed the moment then quickly, and with considerable bravado, cut a handful of the lily pips, took them inside and placed them in a container on the coffee table. The fragrance quickly filled the inside air of our home. With eyes watering, I knew spring had definitely arrived. Years ago, another planting took place down in our meadow beside the stream. Chuck planted a willow tree. It was just a small tree, spindly and not too tall, but one that soon grew to be very, very large. Each spring it put forth new branches and was a beautiful sight to behold. All summer the branches hung down in arcs of beauty. Each summer, as Chuck cut grass around the area, he was attacked by those graceful branches. Each summer I would comment on how beautiful the willow tree had become. Each summer Chuck would swat at the branches and have a definitely different viewpoint from me on what constituted beauty. Age, lightning and wind have taken their toll on the willow. Several huge sections succumbed to the wrath of nature this past winter. The tree is only a scraggly remnant of its former beautiful self. But, just as we humans, it has found a sprig of new life within and is facing yet another season. That is what spring is really all about.



The Laurel Saddle Friends held their first game show on April 19, with 50-plus horses competing for prizes and ribbons. The many spectators enjoyed the event held at the club’s Phillip’s Landing Road area. The next event, open to the public — no admission — will be held on Saturday, May 10, at 5 p.m., the rain date being May 11 at 1 p.m. A little aside here — my sources tell me that Linda Justice is the group’s new hamburger-cheeseburger chef. Keep that grill hot, Linda. I’m told that Bob Mitchell, formerly of Laurel, has suffered a fall at his home in Rehoboth and is recuperating. Those of you who know him may want to send a card to let him know you’re aware of this and are thinking of him. Matthew Adams is home for a week with mom and dad, Marc and Bettyann. He’s taking time from college at Full Sail in Florida. Matt is quite a surfer, but I hear that this week he took his skim board to one of the ocean locales in this area to pass away some vacation time. I also caught a glimpse of a couple of other college students home for the weekend from the University of Delaware. Kati Ward and Sarah Oddo were enjoying hometown friends and home cookin’. Pvt. Michael Truitt from Ft. Drum, N.Y., spent a recent long weekend with his wife, Dawn, in Delmar and visiting other family members in that area. A really big celebration was held in Georgetown on Friday, April 25, proclaiming the National Red Hat Ladies Society to be a big 10 years old. Aside from a fabulous lunch, activities began at 10 that morning and continued through the afternoon. The honored guest speaker

was Gov. Ruth Anne Minner, there was a tuneful segment provided by disc jockey Skye Brady, and the ladies themselves held a parade of banners and strutted their stuff, modeling decorated lamp shade hats for which there were prizes. A number of area vendors were present with their products and door prizes were awarded. It was a fun-packed day with the many colorful ladies attending. I realize that this item has received much publicity, but I can only say that I very much am looking forward to the Strawberry Festival, which, I now believe will become an annual affair. It is to be May 17 this year, and who’s to say, it may even equal the July forth celebration, minus a parade — as yet! We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Shawn A. Starkey, Helen M. Arnold, David K. Beeson, William L. Blades, Robert Kenneth Sherman and Wayne Franklin Price. We continue with prayers for our servicemen and service women and for our friends who are ill: Harriett MacVeigh, Paul Viehman, Jean Foskey, Steve Trivits, Herman Cubbage, Donald Layton Sr., Hattie Puckham, Martha Windsor, Alvin Lutz, Pete Henry, Irma Ellis and Robert D. Whaley. Happy birthday wishes to those celebrating this first week of May: Norris Sullivan on May 1; Kitty Patrick, May 2; Gwendelyn Johnston and Larry Slavens, May 4; Catherine Evans, May 5; and Gary Holloway, May 7. “Be happy. It’s the one way of being wise.” See you in the Stars.

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MORNING STAR • MAY 1 - 7, 2008

To save money, consolidate Sussex schools The budget crunch has hit everyone by now. Whether you are RANK ALIO purchasing a gallon of gas or a loaf of bread, your dollar is not going The thud you just heard as far as it did a year ago; gasoline were superintendents in has now doubled in price from a year ago. It took decades to double; this reading area and now in one year gasoline has douschool boards members, bled again. Delaware’s government, alwho just hit the floor after though hurting financially, is in reading what I wrote. better shape than nearby states. Housing foreclosures in Delaware every day, and when they do they cut exare up 35 percent; in Maryland foreclopenses by laying off people who hold dusures are up 335 percent and in Virginia, plicating jobs. 338 percent. No matter how you look at it, the eduGov. Ruth Ann Minner has asked all of cation system is top heavy with superinthe state agencies to reduce their budgets tendents, assistant superintendents, princiby eighth to 10 percent. The hardest hit will be public education, where the budget pals and assistant principals. Assistant takes more than half of the spending in the principal slots usually start at $75,000 up, with an average of $125,000 and up for state. superintendents. Schools along Western Sussex were When I went to school in the 1950s, in asked to take budget cuts over $1 million addition to our superintendent there was a dollars per school, more along the $1.5 million amount. But the schools received a principal for the middle and high school, reprieve when $50 million was put back in and one for the elementary school. And she also served as a full-time teacher. (She the education budget. also still found time to use her paddle and But I have a solution to the governor’s keep order, not only in her class room, but budget deficit, and the drastic cuts the six grades.) schools have to endure. For that matter, There are, I believe, seven school disthe schools could have more money to tricts in Sussex County. Multiply seven suspend. perintendents by $125,000 and, including Why not consolidate the schools, makbenefits, you have spent over a million ing one large school district in each of the dollars. Add to that the salaries for at least three counties and one for the city of that many assistant superintendents and a Wilmington, and have those districts sumultitude of principals and assistant prinpervised by one superintendent in each ciples, and then add in the administrators’ county? salaries from Kent and New Castle counThe thud you just heard were superinties. Then, cut those positions by 80 pertendents in this reading area and school cent and Minner’s deficit suddenly looks boards members, who just hit the floor aflike a fly sitting atop Mt. Everest. ter reading what I wrote. As a comparison, Baltimore County has Millions of dollars could be saved by more students than the combined school consolidating schools. Business does this



population in Sussex County. It is chaired by one superintendent. Wicomico County and the rest of Maryland have one school district in each county, each with one superintendent. As far back as 20 years ago, four districts, Woodbridge (a consolidation of Bridgeville and Greenwood), Seaford, Laurel and Delmar had one transportation director who oversaw all the school buses and transportation problems for all of those districts. That was before computers played a large part in organization. Now, each school district has its own transportation supervisor. Granted, student population has grown, as well as the number of buses; so you hire an assistant at much less the price and each takes care of two school districts. A no brainier! School boards as we know them would be eliminated, but there would be a central school board with one representative from each town which had a school district. But common sense and politics don’t always end up on the same page. The superintendents are good politicians, and strong lobbyists. Superintendents don’t want to give up their power base, and with the votes they can deliver, the politicians aren’t going to go up against them. A prime example is their success in getting $50 million put back into their budgets while the other state agencies struggle with their budgets. I recall that when I was Elections Commissioner, the legislators changed the primary elections from a Saturday to a school day (Tuesday). Because of security, we lobbied for a state-wide in-service day. The superintendents lobbied against that idea, saying there wouldn’t be a problem. It was a big hassle to close because the school year just started, they said. And the legislators bought their theory. Have you noticed they always have

their in-service days on Fridays, giving them a long weekend? We felt later that had we put the voting date on a Monday, we would have had our in-service day, giving the schools a long weekend. So while in many schools you have to go through a metal detector to get in, thousands of voters could walk through the front door, perhaps carrying an arsenal of weapons. A sharp number cruncher can make budgets look good or bad, depending how their supervisor wants the budget to go. An example: When I oversaw the Delaware State Police in the 1970s, whenever legislation came across the desk that we favored, the numbers we presented were positive. If we didn’t like the legislation, the numbers always came up negative. Schools arguing consolidation will cost more can probably make their case, especially when all of them come together in fear of losing their empire. Thinking of the taxpayers would not be on the agenda. As we have learned lately with our household budgets, there is always fat that we can trim. When industry cuts back it’s called reengineering; when schools have to cut back they begin lobbying. The first threat of cuts is sports; that gets the legislators’ attention. Then comes, “How are we going to give little Johnny and Susie a jump up on our foreign competitors?” Top educators want the state to cut them a break and take the budget deficit out of other state agencies. I’m sorry, but at times like this everyone must share in the hit. Education receives more than its fair share in good times and it must bite the bullet with everyone else. Maybe we should replace educators at the top spot in schools with business managers. Who says you have to be an educator to run a school?

Sleeping without air conditioning prepared us for global warming I hear a lot about global warming in the news. I cannot comment ONY INDSOR on the phenomenon, whether it is real or myth — I simply do not I would get a bath and have the expertise on the subject. then go to bed and sweat But, I will say that as hot as it gets some more. It seemed that each year, I can’t believe that it is whatever breeze was any warmer now than it was when I was growing up. blowing was blowing on I can’t recall the exact temperathe opposite side of the tures because memory does not alhouse. low an actual physical connection to the past. However, that does not spigot and a hose. There was always the stop me from knowing that summer in Crconstant threat of “hoof and mouth disisfield as a young boy produced many ease” being levied at us from parents and days that I know were hotter than Grandteachers when we drank after one another mom’s woodstove. at the school water fountain. That must not I need only cast my mind back to those have been too frightening to any of us bedays and nights when I can remember cause we would wrap our lips around the sweating like an oil company CEO at a end of a garden hose or the mouth of the Senate hearing. I can remember Mom metal spigot like we were being fitted for could have used an ice scraper to rake the dirt beads off the back of my neck. I guess dentures. No, drinking after one another was nevas kids we never really considered that it er done in a cautious way. I can remember would ever be too hot to play outside. I never heard anything about dehydration or sitting in the side yard with my best friend Carey. We must have been about four exhaustion. We never had to run around with plastic years old. He had a Tootsie Roll and ate it before I could complain about his unwillwater bottles. Every house had an outside ingness to share. I guess I got to his con-



science, because after chewing the Tootsie Roll into an unrecognizable mash of chocolate, he spit it into my eagerly awaiting mouth. It was actually much easier to eat the second time around. It was only later that we learned to consider that type of activity “gross.” We also had no air conditioning at school or home. But we knew nothing of the comfort of air conditioning, so I suppose we had no idea what we were missing. The only thing we could do was sweat, and sweat we did. By the end of a day outside playing with my friends I must have gone through more water than Noah. After sweating and rolling around on the ground in the dirt and grass, when I came in the house I must have looked like a walking village hut. I would get a bath and then go to bed and sweat some more. It seemed that whatever breeze was blowing was blowing on the opposite side of the house. This is when Dad would put on his mechanical engineering hat and begin to put into place his theory of wind control. He would take the huge window fan that we were given by my Uncle Oscar and Aunt Evelyn, and put it in my bedroom window

backwards, so the fan would be blowing outside, instead of into the bedroom. He would then run downstairs and at the base of our stairwell, open the doorway which led into the living room. He would then open the front and back doors. He would then come back to our bedroom and relate to us the scientific process which would cause the fan in my window to create a sucking air that would pull the air from downstairs up through the rest of the house and into our bedroom as it was pushed outside by the fan. By the time he was done explaining the mass engineering phenomena he had put in place, we were asleep, and so it really didn’t matter anyway. He would then retire to his bedroom and climb in bed with a box fan blowing air on him and Mom. Of course in this case, the fan was actually blowing in the right direction. Oh well, I could always count on Dad to make sure he did everything possible to prepare us for this hard, often cruel world. So, in preparing us for life without air conditioning, perhaps Dad actually knew in our lifetime we would be faced with global warming. Hmmmm. That is an interesting concept.

MORNING STAR • MAY 1 - 7, 2008


The benefits of switching to electric cars are obvious Over the past several years, I have championed vehicles powered mostly by electric motors in place of internal combustion engines fed with gasoline. A substantial switch in transportation power source would result in two major benefits: • Release us from the Arab’s political and economic stranglehold on USA’s petroleum supply. • Clear our air of harmful exhaust fumes. You have heard me preach many times about the need to convert to PHEV, I will address, now, my opinions about air quality. Certainly the near elimination of oil exhaust fumes on our city streets and highways would be a step to our better health. Also, we can see the clear benefit of cleaning up smog in our major cities. A reduction, or elimination, of acid rain would go far toward protecting our natural resources. I am ambivalent about “greenhouse gases.” I find the “scientific” data on melting ice-caps, rising ocean water levels, and rising outdoor temperatures less than fully convincing. I am uncertain about expending major funding based solely on the greenhouse gas argument. However, the switch to electric vehicles is a solid value to the USA. We should spend every effort to bring it about quickly and, along with the near elimination of exhaust fumes, we will reap the improvements in air quality at little extra cost, a solid virtue even if average atmospheric temperature doesn’t increase and the ocean level doesn’t rise in the next 50 years. Here is another observation that I consider significant. We know that vehicle electrification, when broadly adopted, will reduce petroleum consumption and create major shrinkage on the national debt and on our international balance of payments. Also we notice that the major oil companies spend lots of money on advertising that highlights their multimillion dollar contributions toward conserving energy. They mention ethanol (a program expending as much energy as it generates), hydrogen (so expensive it will never become commercial), wind power (a good program getting started commercially), and others with potential but in their commercial infancy. But they never ever mention replacing gasoline engines with electric motors — the only market-ready solution to excessive consumption of gasoline. Of course, the switch to electric motive power will eventually cut their business in half, so what do you expect from smart business men? Dick Livingston Seaford

The war, the city and the ‘liberal’

I want to congratulate James Diehl for his WW II veterans series and its receiving a 2007 Editorial Contest award from the Maryland, Delaware, D.C, Press Association. Being a WW II historian, I have thoroughly enjoyed this series of articles. Mr. Diehl has written them in a very engaging manner, making them a real joy to read. As far as I’m concerned, the series is a real winner.

Laurel’s academic all-stars

Final Word In other matters, I happened to bump into an old acquaintance yesterday from DuPont, Charlie Morris, who now works part time at Burton Brothers on High Street. Charlie was quite complimentary of my letter which you ran in a recent paper. He commented that City Hall just didn’t seem to understand the meaning of “No.” After writing the article, the thought also occurred to me that Ed Butler, who owns Butler’s Sewing Center, should have a vested stake in the revitalization of the Nylon Capitol Shopping Center. And, yet another And now to the closet liberal, Bryant Richardson. I loved your Final Word in the April 10th issue of the Seaford Star. And thank you for quoting Lee Iacocca, whom I’ve always admired, for saying so much better than I could what a mess we’ve gotten ourselves into with the group currently in possession of our Federal government. I fully agree with his sentiment to “Throw all the bums out!” He hits the nail on the head when he cries out: “Where is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder.” The corn farmers are probably happy that we’ve gone ethanol crazy, but the distortion of the food chain has been horrendous. Thankfully, though, we can count on Hillary to see that we greatly expand this blunder. Several years ago, President Jeb Bartlett nailed it on the head when he identified the use of ethanol as an unwarranted disaster. You remember Jeb, don’t you? Think “West Wing.” How omniscient. Maybe we can get him to run. And another Oh, and the hybrid car fiasco could be seen a mile away Oh, I’m not saying that the hybrid car is a bad idea. I think it’s great. A Toyota Prius can get 50 mpg. That’s terrific. What I decry is that, while Toyota was selling these jewels like hotcakes, Detroit sat on its fat duff turning out anything but hybrids, preferring gas guzzling SUVs and pickup trucks. Only when they were rolled over by a cement truck, actually a fleet of them, did they finally jump on the hybrid bandwagon. Real ninnies there. Somehow, I feel that when Bush and Cheney retire, they won’t be hurting for money. By then, gasoline will have doubled in price since they took office. The National Debt will have gone up from $6 trillion to $10 trillion. At the rate we are going, the rest of the world will buy up the U.S. No need for a nuclear attack. So, the average Joe, you and me, are left holding the bag. Does anyone ever wonder what might have happened if Gore had won? Richard T. Eger Seaford

My apologies if I’m not directing this note appropriately. I am a faithful reader of the Laurel Star, every week, in its entirety. Thanks for doing a great job. Regarding Mike Barton’s “Moments With Mike” column in a recent edition, please be aware that Laurel High School had four more students who made Academic All-State this year: David Bartee, Morgan Beard (manager), Chris Cutsail and L.J. Watts. Here is a link that lists all Academic All-State wrestlers: Sandy Cutsail Laurel

They’re back! Church Bulletins.

We need a little humor when there are so many upsetting news events. Following are some Church Bulletin excerpts. • The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict. • Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 a.m. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the done. • The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday. • Weight Watchers will meet at 7 p.m.

at St. Martin’s Church. Please use the large double doors at the side entrance.

National Debt drops a few billion

Good news. The National Debt dropped $104 billion between April 9 and April 30, according to the U.S. National Debt Clock that can be found by Googling National Debt Clock on the Internet. The debt for each citizen is $30,773. For a family of four that’s $123,092. Feel better? Bryant Richardson Publisher

From the Famous Quote category

Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. President Ronald Reagan

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RELAY FOR LIFE - The annual Western Sussex benefit for the American Cancer Society will be May 9 and 10. Organizers hope to raise $160,000....