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It will also have to eliminate its full-time athletic director position and its school resource officer position and do away with the German program at its high school. “This is not a happy day,” said superintendent Russell Knorr during a special school board meeting last Thursday night. The meeting, originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 13, was held early so that teachers affect-

Regional Builders in Seaford will complete renovations at the Seaford Fire Hall. The city council Tuesday night agreed with the fire department’s recommendation that Regional’s bid for the final phase of the three-phase project be approved. Regional Builders’ bid of $609,862 was the lowest of 11 bids submitted for the project. Kent Construction, Smyrna, which did phases one and two at the fire hall, had the second lowest bid, with $613,000. The fire company has spent about $2 million so far to renovate the fire hall and the adjacent former city hall. Phase three of the project will include: An overhaul of the emergency medical technicians’ offices, including putting in a new bunk area, kitchen, bathroom and shower and heating and air conditioning system Renovation of the old meeting room into an exercise room and storage space A remake of the recreation room, including renovating the bathroom and enlarging the kitchen Expansion of the upstairs dining hall kitchen to add 150 square feet and renovation of the upstairs cloakroom into a pantry Upgrades of the bay areas, including painting the walls and pipes, new lighting and installation of a safety shower and eyewash area Completing the installation of new windows and doors, including new stainlesssteel bay doors. When this phase is complete, all the wiring in the building will be up to the latest codes, Barry Calhoun, co-chairman of the department’s renovations committee, told the city council in March. Ninety percent of the water pipes will be new, the fire hall will have all new ceilings and all of its air conditioning and heating systems will be new. The fire hall, at the corner of Cannon and King streets, was built in 1950 and expanded in 1970. The adjacent city hall, at King and Pine, was built in 1960; the fire department took over the city’s space when the new city hall on High Street was completed in 2004. The city of Seaford still owns the fire hall, which now stretches from Cannon Street to Pine Street. The fire department has a 99-year lease for the building.

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Save this special edition that contains details about next week’s Seaford Heritage Weekend. AFTERMATH - Homeowners advised to use caution following Monday’s nor’easter. Page 3 VETERANS - He witnessed a Japanese kamikaze attack first-hand and lived to tell about it. Page 8 HEALTH - Dr. Anthony Policastro this week offers readers his 500th column in the Stars. Page 22 SHOOTING FOR TITLE - The Seaford golf team continued its quest for the Henlopen South title with a win over Indian River last week. Page 41 PLAYOFF RUN - The Seaford varsity baseball team remained in the hunt for a state tournament bid with a pair of wins last week. Page 44 STARS - A Seaford girls’ track athlete and a Woodbridge softball player are this week’s Seaford Stars of the Week. Page 43 TROOPER OF YEAR - A Seaford resident was chosen as the Troop 5 Delaware State Police Trooper of the Year. Page 50 WRITERS’ CLUB - Joyce Sessoms and Betty Ricks-Jarman are looking for people who love to write. Page 53


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SPECIAL TRIBUTE - Brittany Cooper, whose father died of cancer, speaks at the annual Relay for Life of Western Sussex. Despite cold temperatures and rain showers a good crowd participated in the relay. Article and additional photos on page 10. Photo by Bryant Richardson

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Residents recovering from nor’easter face challenges A late-season nor’easter hit Delmarva Monday with winds and rain, causing coastal flooding in Sussex County. The storm toppled trees and eroded beaches. Some moderate tidal flooding was reported in the Slaughter Beach and Long Neck communities, which are prone to flooding. Del. 1 in the vicinity of the Indian River Inlet Bridge was closed for a while Monday due to flooding of both the northbound and southbound lanes. Thousands of power interruptions occurred throughout Sussex. Crews for the Delaware Electric Cooperative and Delmarva Power worked to restore the power. The Delaware Army National Guard helped with civilian emergency relief in Kent County. Sgt. 1st Class Larry Lang, 261st Signal Battalion, drove one of the vehicles that reported to Woodland Beach. He described flooded and impassable roads. “Patches of blacktop were lifted up and floated away. The road literally washed away.” He said the team went door to door at homes in the area to see if anyone needed assistance. “We could see the high water mark on the walls in some homes. It was a foot off the floor.” They evacuated two teenagers from Woodland Beach and led a convoy of civilian vehicles out of the area. Delawareans whose homes and businesses have sustained damage from the latest storm should contact their insurance company as soon as possible and keep good records, Insurance Commissioner Matt Denn said. He also urged them to call the Depart-

ment of Insurance with questions about making claims or if they have problems getting those claims paid in the weeks ahead. The number is 1-800-282-8611, Denn offered the following tips for dealing with storm damage: Call your insurance company or agent with your policy number and other relevant information as soon as possible. Ask what documents, forms, and data you'll need to file a claim. Keep a diary of all conversations with insurance companies, creditors, or relief agencies. Take photographs or video of the damage. Make the repairs necessary to prevent further damage to your property (cover broken windows, leaking roofs and damaged walls). Don’t have permanent repairs made until your insurance company has inspected the property and you have reached an agreement on the cost of repairs. Save all receipts, including those from the temporary repairs covered by your insurance policy. If your home is damaged to the extent that you can’t live there, ask your insurance company if you have coverage for additional living expenses. Flooding can introduce impurities to both public and private drinking water sources. Property owners whose homes, rental units and businesses are supplied water from an individual private well should be aware of potential health hazards should their wells become submerged. Test kits are available at the Georgetown State Service Center for $4 a kit. Call 856-5496 with questions.


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Seaford School District facing serious budget cuts Continued from page one

ed by the projected cuts could be notified by May 15, the date required by their contracts. Knorr said that this year, the district has 290.5 staff positions. Based on projections in student growth for next year, the district had planned to increase that to 296, adding positions including two more elementary guidance counselors and an elementary band teacher. But under the projected state cuts, next school year the district will be allowed 271.25 staff positions. Knorr told the board that by not replacing teachers who are retiring or resigning, the district will be able to avoid layoffs. But 18 teachers will be reassigned, including current athletic director Tim Lee, who next year will go back into the social studies classroom. The district is advertising for a part-time athletic director. The two elementary school guidance

Seaford fire hall Continued from page one

Phase one of the renovation project, completed in 2005 at a cost of $750,000, included a new roof; new heating and air conditioning systems; new wiring and a new ceiling and floor in the building’s banquet hall; and renovations, including new appliances, in the upstairs kitchen. In phase two of the renovation, completed in July at a cost of $1.25 million, a bar and storage area were put in in the banquet hall. Sprinkle and alarm systems were installed throughout the building and the portion that used to be city hall was renovated, with new plumbing and wiring, new windows and doors, a new ceiling and a new heating and air conditioning system. The secretary’s and treasurer’s office, as well as the chief’s office and offices for the president and vice president and for the fire company’s auxiliary, are all now in that portion of the fire hall. The former city manager’s office was remade into the chief’s office and the original city council chambers, which had been divided into offices but which still had the original mahogany paneling, became the department’s meeting room. In addition, a pedestrian elevator was installed.

counselors will also go back into the regular classroom. The district’s four elementary enrichment positions will be cut to two: two of the enrichment teachers will cover two schools, one will go back into the regular classroom and one will become a reading teacher. “Our family has been decimated,” Susan Nancarrow, principal at Blades Elementary School, told the board. As a result of the cuts, “we will have more children in the regular classrooms,” Nancarrow added. “We are struggling to meet state regulations and requirements by the [Seaford Education Association],” the local teachers’ union. “That is extremely difficult.” “That is a significant loss of programs and services,” Knorr said. “Losing that many staff members is like closing a school the size of Central Elementary,” which has 28 teachers, he added. “This is a very tough situation.” Knorr especially lamented the loss of the elementary guidance counselors. The Seaford School District was a “pioneer” in providing guidance counselors to elementary students, he said. “I find it very disturbing, with the way so many of our children live today, that we are losing guidance counselors at the elementary schools,” said board member Suzanne Farris. Knorr told the board that by July 1, when the state budget is finalized, the district’s budget picture could change. In April, the state Office of Management and Budget asked schools throughout the state to cut their budgets for next year by 10

percent, a total of $80 million. A week later, that was shaved to just under four percent when the General Assembly came up with a plan to limit the state’s education budget cuts for next year to $30 million. The 10-percent budget cut would have meant a loss of 50 teachers in the Seaford School District. “This is all still up in the air,” Knorr told the board. “But if nothing changes, we will see a significant drop in our staff.”

German possible victim of cuts By Lynn R. Parks Under a Seaford School District plan to reassign 18 teachers to achieve a projected four-percent cut in state funding, high school teacher Marsha Sirman would no longer teach German. She would be reassigned to teach English as a second language classes at the high school and middle school. She already teaches ESL classes at the high school. Thursday night, during the meeting at which the Seaford School Board approved reassignments of 18 district teachers, including Sirman, the parents of student Alison Schwinn asked the board to reconsider eliminating its German program. Alison, a member of the high school soccer team, was unable to attend the school board meeting because of a game. Reading a letter that his daughter had written, Glenn Schwinn told the board that the German classes was one of the reasons

that Alison, a sophomore, chose to come to Seaford High School. “If I had known that the German program would be cut, I would have chosen Sussex Tech,” Alison wrote. “When I came here, I was promised four years of German. I would ask that Seaford follow through on its commitment.” Several board members suggested that students interested in continuing the study of German arrange to meet with Sirman after school. “They wouldn’t get credit, but they could still progress in the language,” board member William Parmelee said. And board president John Hanenfeld reminded the Schwinns that the teacher reassignments are not absolute until the state budget is finalized on June 30. “Keep your chin up,” he said. District spokeswoman Bonnie Johnson said Friday that the district has been phasing out German over the last several years. This year, the high school is offering just one German class, German 2, which has six students in it. “We were hoping to be able to offer the students German 3 next year,” Johnson said. The high school no longer offers classes in French. When German is eliminated, Seaford High will offer only Spanish. This year, Seaford High has three Spanish teachers. Under the projected reassignments, that would be cut to two. Spanish teacher Dell Swartzentruber would be reassigned as an English/language arts teacher.

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Seaford City Council News Committee recommends permit fees and hotel tax for the city By Lynn R. Parks The committee charged with looking into the need for business and rental licenses in the city of Seaford has made several recommendations, one of which the city council approved Tuesday night. Starting in July, the city will charge for building permits based on a national table. Currently, the city charges permit fees based on the cost of construction. The table figures permit costs based on square footage. Assistant city manager Charles Anderson told the council that, had the city used the table in coming up with permit charges in 2007, it would have pulled in more than $17,000 in additional revenue. Last year, the city charged $29,409 for the 53 permits it issued. Under the national table, it would have charged $46,610. The council is taking under advisement the committee’s suggestion that the city institute a hotel tax. Anderson told the council that with an eight-percent room tax, the city could realize about $275,000 in additional annual income. Dover and Rehoboth Beach have an eight-percent room tax. Salisbury, Md., has a 12-percent room tax. Seaford has about 300 hotel rooms in the city limits. Councilman Rhea Shannon spoke in

favor of the room tax. At the same time, he said that he did not want to scare away developers who are thinking about putting a hotel in the city. “Occupancy rates of the hotels we have now are not very good,” he said. “I don’t want somebody not to come here because of the tax rate.” Instituting a hotel tax would require a change to the city’s charter, something that can be done only with the approval of the state legislature. City manager Dolores Slatcher suggested that if the council agrees that the hotel tax is a good idea, a proposal for the charter change could be submitted to the General Assembly for its next legislative session.

More parking at the hospital

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will soon have a few more parking spaces. The Seaford City Council Tuesday night approved the hospital’s request to allow parking on King Street, near the former Small Wonders day care facility. Parking will be allowed along about 85 feet of the road, on its north side. Assistant city manager Charles Anderson told the council that the road is wide enough to allow parking.

Numbers must be visible

The city of Seaford has taken the first step toward requiring that property owners post their street numbers so that the numbers are visible from the street.

The first reading of a new ordinance was Tuesday night during the city council meeting. The council will vote on the ordinance after its second reading. Currently, property owners are not required to post their street numbers. When the new law becomes effective, numbers will have to be posted at each entrance to a house or a place of business. “The numbers shall be clearly visible from the center line of the street, mounted in a secure manner on the front wall or porch,” the law reads. The numbers on residences have to be at least three inches tall. They have to read from left to right or from top to bottom. When put on industrial or commercial buildings, the numbers have to be 10 inches tall. “The address must clearly identify which structure the address belongs to and must be visible … during both daylight and nighttime hours,” the law reads. Property owners who do not post the numbers will be subject to a fine of $50.

Loan closing date is today

The city of Seaford will close today on a $1.62 million state loan. Interest rate on the 20-year loan will be 2.969 percent, with an additional 1-percent administrative charge. Voters approved the loan last week by a 41 to 10 vote. The loan, from the state’s Pollution Control Revolving Fund, will pay for improvements to the sewer main

that crosses Williams Pond and to the sewer lift station on Norman Eskridge Highway. The improvements will include the installation of about a mile of new pipe. The money will also pay for installation of a force main on the lift station at the Seaford Village, to serve anticipated growth along U.S. 13.

Basements flooding addressed

Residents of Seaford whose homes have basements will soon be receiving letters from the city, recommending that they install backwater valves on their sewer lines to prevent flooding of the basement in case the sewer line backs up. In addition, the city council Tuesday night voted to require installation of such valves in new construction. “We’re not saying that it’s mandatory for existing construction to put in the valves,” city manager Dolores Slatcher said. But she added that increasingly, insurance companies are refusing to pay for damage caused by a backed up wastewater pipe. The city’s insurance will pay for damages only if the backup was caused by city negligence. “If you have any wastewater outlet in your basement, you are subject to having something back up on you,” she added. Slatcher said that “property owners need to be proactive, to protect their investment.” This is especially true, she added, when the basement has been renovated into living space.


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Business DPI scholarship available The Delmarva Flock Supervisors’ Association Scholarship Committee is accepting applications for its 2008 scholarship. At least one scholarship from $1,500 to $4,000 will be awarded. Applicants must be enrolled in good standing at an accredited two-year or fouryear institution in the United States and have an academic major or an interest in poultry. Preference will be given to applicants whose parents or family businesses are members of Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. (DPI) and to individuals planning a career in Delmarva’s poultry industry. Applications are due by June 30. Applications and more information are available from the DPI office, 856-9037, or at

Nitrogen tests available The Sussex Conservation District is offering its Pre-sidedress Nitrogen Testing (PSNT) Program for manured soils to corn growers in Sussex County. Soil samples for testing must be taken when the corn is between six and 12 inches in height, and before any additional nitrogen is applied. District planners will take up to five samples. Any additional samples may be taken by the landowner, and will be processed at no additional charge. Samples must be put in a cooler with a cold pack to ensure accurate results immediately. Test results are normally available within 24 hours. Call 856-3990, ext. 3, and tell them you are interested in a PSNT test.

Applebee's raises money for Alex’s From now until June 10, The Rose Group and Apple American Group, local franchisees of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants, will be working

towards their goal of reaching $1 million by holding Alex's Lemonade Stand promotions. Customers are invited to purchase $5 paper lemons to support the cause. For each $5 donation, guests will receive a $5 coupon for their next Carside or To Go order. Guests will also be automatically entered into a drawing to win a Volvo C3. Enjoying a cool glass of lemonade equals an instant donation of 25 cents to Alex's. In addition, all Applebee's restaurant locations throughout the area will hold events over the six-week campaign ranging from coloring contests and bake sales to fairs and car washes. The Rose Group and Apple American have supported four-year-old Alex Scott's dream to find a cure for pediatric cancer since 2005. To date, they have raised over three-quarters of a million dollars in her name. For more information, visit

Styles By Us celebrates anniversary On May 22, 2007, Dave and Rose Fluharty purchased “Styles By Us.” The talented employees and loyal clients have made it successful. Rose and Darlene Gray, who is the manager, have worked side-by-side for 40plus years. Brittany Roberts, Carrie Steelman, Robin Jones and Amber Workman make up the rest of the team. Between all the employees there is a total of 100-plus years of experience in color, perms, haircuts and fancy hairstyles for that special occasion. Come in to the warm and friendly surroundings for a relaxing day at the salon. Call for an appointment, or just walk in. You will be welcome. Beginning May 19, there will be a weeklong celebration to say thanks to the employees, family and friends for all their support.

Senate passes minimum wage hike A plan to help the state’s estimated 6,700 workers earning the minimum wage cleared the Senate recently with a 15 to 6 vote. Sen. Robert I. Marshall, D-Wilmington West, said he was pleased by the vote and the solidarity that the Senate is showing workers. “The members of the Senate recognize that the cost of living – bread, milk and fuel at the gas pump – impacts across the board,” he said. “It’s important that we provide an incentive to all workers.” Under Marshall’s proposal, the minimum wage will be increased in two phases. Next March, the hourly rate will go from its current $7.15 to $7.75 and, in March 2010, it will increase again to $8.25. Marshall said he wants to increase the rate in March to give employers in resort areas time to make staffing plans. The move maintains Delaware’s recent

tradition of maintaining a higher rate than the one set by the federal government. Under a law passed last year by Congress, the federal rate goes from its current $5.85 to $6.55 this July and will increase again to $7.25 in July 2009. According to information from the U.S. Labor Department, Delaware is one of 27 states whose current minimum wage is higher than the federal rate. Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands also have higher minimum wage rates. Marshall has led the past two fights to increase minimum wages in the First State. While the move always faces a challenge in the Republican-controlled House, state AFL-CIO President Sam Lathem predicts that it will prevail there, too. “It’ll probably be a tougher fight over in the House, naturally, but I think we’ll get it done,” he said.

Nominations being sought for Arts & Humanities award Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is seeking nominations for its 2008 Arts & Humanities Award. The award recipient will be announced on Friday, June 13 with presentation of the award in November at a special event showcasing the recipient’s talent. This award is presented annually to honor an individual, business or organization for outstanding accomplishments in artistic or humanitarian endeavors that have positively impacted our greater community. Nominations are open to the public. Recipients are selected by members of the Owens Campus Development Council. The criteria for nomination are: the nominee’s artistic or humanitarian contributions must impact the college’s geographic area of influence. The contributions may be in either a personal or professional capacity. The nominee must be active in the nominated

capacity for at least three years and may not be engaged in an active political campaign for elected office. Preference may be given to the timeliness of achievements (current achievements preferred); and the award may be granted posthumously but not in absentia. Nominations may be obtained by contacting Alison Buckley at 302-855-1607. Forms must be completed and submitted by Friday, May 30 via several options: mail — Arts & Humanities Award, c/o Alison Buckley, Delaware Tech Owens Campus, P.O. Box 660, Georgetown, DE 19947; fax — 302-855-5982; e-mail; or in person to the Delaware Tech office in the Carter Partnership Center. Previous awards winners are Howard Schroeder, Jack Lewis, Howard Pyle, WSCL Public Radio, Gonzalo Martinez, Esq., Rehoboth Art League, Possum Point Players, Delaware Music School, Laura Hickman, Rehoboth Beach Film Society and Joseph McCarron.

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MORNING STAR • MAY 15 - 21, 2008

He witnessed kamikaze attack and lived to tell about it By James Diehl There aren’t many people living today who can say they witnessed a successful Japanese kamikaze attack first-hand and lived to tell about it. But Laurel resident John Shenk is one of them. A machinist’s mate aboard the U.S.S. Dickerson, Shenk was on the rear of his ship, standing on deck after just emerging from the engine room on April 2, 1945. It was towards the end of the war and Japanese kamikazes – or suicide bombers – were beginning to take a toll on Allied ships in the Pacific Ocean. The Dickerson – named for former Secretary of the Navy Mahlon Dickerson – was southwest of Okinawa that night when it became one of the more than 400 U.S. Navy ships either damaged or sunk by kamikazes during the tail end of World War II “I was topside and, all of a sudden, here comes this twin engine plane flying right at us,” Shenk remembers. “We shot it, but it didn’t stop him. I’m on deck saying ‘goodbye world,’ but he went right over my head and missed me by about eight feet. He hit the bridge, which caused the front of the ship to catch fire. We finally had to abandon ship.” According to military records, the kamikaze attack slashed off the tops of the Dickerson’s two stacks before smashing into the base of its bridge, toppling its mast and starting intense gasoline fires. Almost immediately after the kamikaze hit the ship, another Japanese plane struck with a well-placed bomb that tore a hole in the ship’s deck. In all, 54 men were lost – more than a third of the crew – when the Dickerson was attacked. “We spent about a half-hour in the water before we were picked up by another ship,” Shenk says. “I looked back at our ship and it looked like a toy that someone had stepped on.” The smoldering remains of the U.S.S. Dickerson were towed to a captured Japanese base, where salvageable material and dead bodies were removed. It was then towed out to sea and sunk on April 4, 1945. With it, Shenk returned home for 30 days of survivor’s leave – he would never return to the Pacific Theater of Operations. Enlisting in the United States Navy at

the age of 17, Shenk became a member of the so-called “kiddy crews,” servicemen under the age of 18. A native of Hershey, Pa., he originally planned on enlisting in the Marines Corps, but instead wound up in the Navy. “Back then, every 16 and 17-year-old wanted to enlist and we all wanted to fight,” Shenk says. “We thought we knew all the answers. But, my first day of boot camp I started thinking I might have made a mistake.” But basic training went on, as did later training as a diesel mechanic. In late spring of 1943, Shenk was assigned to DD157, an old four-stack destroyer being converted to a high speed transport. Later renamed the U.S.S. Dickerson, the ship had been originally launched in 1919. Twenty-four years later, its first trip after being converted was a memorable, and nearly fatal, one. “We gave the ship a major overhaul and took it out on a shakedown tour. Nothing special, we were just going out to sea for a couple of days,” Shenk says. “Well, we hit a storm and it got pretty bad. Everybody on board was sick. “It was so bad, they had to stretch a line along the side of the ship for us to hang on to so we wouldn’t go over the side. It was scary, but not the scariest thing we encountered.” Maybe not, but certainly a rougher maiden voyage than anyone on board had planned for. After arriving back at port, the men of the Dickerson deployed for the Pacific, passing through one of the marvels of the modern world along the way. “Going through the Panama Canal was uneventful, but it was very interesting seeing something I had read about as a schoolboy,” Shenk says. “I feel privileged now to have been able to go through it.” After stops in Hawaii and New Caledonia, it was off to Green Island and the first mission for the U.S.S. Dickerson in the Pacific Theater of Operations. The ship transported a reconnaissance group of New Zealanders to the island where they were to go in overnight and survey the island, looking for Japanese soldiers lying in wait. The New Zealanders landed on the island on Jan. 30, 1944. Two weeks later, the Dickerson transported troops to the is-


John Shenk served aboard the U.S.S. Dickerson as a machinist’s mate in the United States Navy during World War II. He and his wife, Doris, moved to the Laurel area in 1992.

land to capture and occupy it. One of Shenk’s fellow machinist’s mates from the Dickerson paid the ultimate price during the mission. “Machinist’s mates had general quarters in the engine room, but some were also assigned to landing crafts,” Shenk says. “We lost one of the machinist’s mates at Green Island.” Shenk had several responsibilities on

board the Dickerson, including maintaining brand new evaporators that were put in place before the ship left the United States. “These evaporators would boil sea water into steam, then condense the steam back into water to drink,” Shenk explains. “But we were at sea sometimes for months and months and scales building up in the condensers would cause them to become less and less efficient.” 210 W. Market St. PO Box 750 Georgetown, DE 19947


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MORNING STAR • MAY 15 - 21, 2008 When that happened, it meant regulating the water supply. On a ship at sea, that meant some things fell to the bottom of the priority list. “Sometimes, the troops wouldn’t be allowed to take showers for up to a month because we had to conserve water,” Shenk remembers. “But for us, down in the engine room, we sweat so bad that we were allowed to take showers.” So the engineers took showers and sometimes ate a little ice cream, though that was a closely guarded secret amongst a small, and crafty, group of sailors. “The officers on the ship had an ice cream machine. They also would often have us load food items onto the ship, and that peeved us off in the engineering department,” Shenk says. “So we carried the items back but, on the way, we would pass the engine room hatch and just drop packages of ice cream powder down the hatch. We had access to cold water and would make milkshakes out of it.” It was a tasty treat in the middle of a war zone – but it wasn’t very humorous to those on board who didn’t get their nightly dish of ice cream. “It got to the point where the captain issued a proclamation where anyone caught stealing their ice cream would be court martialed,” Shenk says with a chuckle. “No one ever got caught because we were all very careful. But I’m sure he would have carried through with it if he had caught anybody.” One of the more memorable missions for the Dickerson happened in April of 1944, when they embarked an underwater demolition team (UDT), carrying

them into action at Saipan and Guam. In Guam, there were no decent beaches to land on, so the UDTs got to work. “The Japanese had erected these big, steel spikes in the water so landing craft couldn’t get in,” Shenk says. “The UDTs, which were really the original Navy SEALS, would go in under smoke screens and blow out the obstacles. I always said you had to be a little crazy to do that job.” Several men were lost during the operation, men that didn’t return to the ship. But another man did return, though he was soon returned via a burial at sea. “We had a ceremony for him on the ship and the crew got up and stood by the coffin while the chaplain spoke,” Shenk says. “Then they hit a button and he dropped below the surface.” It was about that time in the war when a previous problem represented itself for Shenk – a painful problem that required immediate attention. “When I was in boot camp, I was given shoes that were too small and I developed ingrown toenails. They took the nails out, but they grew in even worse,” he says. “I had to get off the ship in New Guinea for surgery. Afterwards, I had to try and catch up to my ship.” It wasn’t that easy. Shenk had to catch several flights in many different countries before finally catching up with his ship in Leyte, in the Philippine Islands. Along the way, he had a chance to catch up with his brother, Cassel, who was stationed on the island of Tinian. “I got to stay with him for about a week before finally

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stopped to pick them up and that probably saved his life.” After it was safe, several men from the U.S.S. Dickerson returned to their ship to recover belongings and survey the damage. Shenk was one of those men. “I walked to where the bridge was and there were just bodies everywhere that had been burned up. It was definitely not a pleasant sight,” he recalls. During his time in the Navy, Shenk received five medals, including the Victory Medal, the Liberation of the Philippines

Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal. He moved to the Laurel area in 1992 with his wife, Doris, six years after retiring from a career as an electrical engineer and regional sales manager for CBS Electronics. Next week’s feature will profile an Army man, from Seaford, who commanded a field artillery unit during the war. Stationed in the Philippines, his unit helped liberate that country from Imperial Japan.

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catching up with my ship,” he says. After a brief break in the Solomon Islands – where men on liberty were given the choice of three cans of soda or three cans of beer – it was off to Okinawa and his near brush with death. But his brush wasn’t nearly as close as one of his colleagues. “I had a good friend from Chicago and he came up topside to see what was going on,” Shenk remembers. “He went running towards the front of the ship but dropped his keys on the way. He



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MORNING STAR • MAY 15 - 21, 2008

Relay for Life attracts good crowd despite cold and rain Hundreds of supporters braved the cold and the rain to participate in the annual Relay for Life of Western Sussex, May 9 and 10, at the Woodbridge Sports Complex. Organizers were hoping to raise $160,000 for the American Cancer Society, according to spokeswoman Laura Martin. According to the Relay website, more than $138,000 had already been raised two days prior to the weekend event. A touching speech was given by Brittany Cooper, a senior this year at Sussex Tech, who lost her father to cancer. “When I was first entering my freshman year at Sussex Tech, the biggest dilemma at that time was deciding what color homecoming dress to wear. Little did I know that my life was soon going to divert to a course only before witnessed in my nightmares,” she began. She later found out that her father, Barry W. Cooper, a Woodbridge middle school principal, suffered a seizure as a result of a cancerous brain tumor. “One day I came home from school to find my aunt’s car in the driveway. She met me at the door and told me that my father had suffered what doctor’s believed to be a stroke. After a series of tests, the doctors concluded that my dad had cancer,” she said. “None of us knew what was

to come, but we urged forward with hope on our minds and prayer in our hearts.” “After a seemingly long and very physically and emotionally trying battle, my dad left his struggles behind. The three years since this date has been a completely different situation and struggle in its own way,” she admitted. “It’s like trying to make the puzzle of my life fit together with one missing piece. The picture will never be perfect and will always have gaps.” The first year after his passing, many of the Woodbridge employees and Brittany’s family participated in the Relay for Life as “Barry’s Bunch.” The western Sussex Relay for Life will be one of nearly 5,000 in the United States to be held in 2008. Last year, the American Cancer Society raised $405 million through the relays. Proceeds go for research, education, advocacy and services to cancer patients and their families. Locally, 523 participants and 47 teams were signed up for the relay. The main sponsors were H&M Bay Inc. and the Trinity Foundation. Karen Buck of Seaford headed up this year’s relay. At right are some of the walkers in the “Survivors March” that led off the relay Friday night. Spirits were high despite temperatures in the low 50s.

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White Owl Landing (6805 W Hooter Ct), Laurel Exceptional 4,000 sq. ft. Cape Cod on 1 acre lot offers huge 1st flr. Bonus rm., 3 BRs, 3.5 BAs, 3-car 139 N. Hall Street, Seaford garage, Mstr. Suite w/private den & BA & more! 110 Oak Lane Dr, Laurel Old-style Charm greets you when you enter this updated $477,000 (#557379) Directions: Phillips Landing 4 BR, 2 BA home w/central air, newer appliances, 3 BR, 1.5 BA Cape Cod in a quiet neighborhood. New garage, landscaped lot & many recent updates! $209,000 utility rm., basement, deck, fenced yard, home warranty Rd. 496, enter White Owl Landing, take 1st right, property on left. Hostess: Karen Hamilton (#549486) Hostess: Trina Ruark & more! $198,900 (#550782) Hostess: Judy Rhodes CALLAWAY, FARNELL & MOORE, INC. 629-4514 CALLAWAY, FARNELL & MOORE, INC. 629-4514 CALLAWAY, FARNELL & MOORE, INC. 629-4514

6987 Clark Rd, Seaford Custom built 4 BR, 3 BA home w/many upgrades. Open floor plan, custom tile work, vaulted ceilings, over 2100 sq. ft. of living area, corner 3/4 acre lot. $294,900 Directions: From Blades take River Rd. to intersection with Clark Rd. (across from entrance to Holly Shores).


3088 NEALS SCHOOL ROAD, SEAFORD PEACEFUL and serene describes this 3 BR, 2 BA home on a one acre landscaped lot w/a private spacious fenced-in back yard. Above ground pool w/deck and sun/Florida room. Home also includes FP, upgraded tilt-in windows & storage shed. Conveniently located just outside of town limits. $195,000 #552778 Directions: Take RT 20W, turn right on Neals School Rd. approx. 5 mi. on left. Host: Rodney Joyner

HOME TEAM REALTY • 629-7711 Bridgeville Chase (17669 Meadow Dr), Bridgeville Custom Built in 2006, this gorgeous home on 2.7 wooded acres offers 1st-floor Mstr. BR adjoining the sunroom, FR, 3 BRs, 3 BAs, double garage, & unfinished bonus rm. upstairs. $399,850 (#558704) Directions: From RT 13 go E on Redden Rd., 40 apx. 2.8 MI, turn left on Sunnyside Rd. 565, enter Bridgeville Chase, property on right. Hostess: Fran Ruark

6231 Nine Foot Rd. 34 B, Greenwood Affordable and desirable 3 BR, 2 BA “Class C” home on a country acre! Includes central air, appliances & stg. shed for only $162,900 (#555888) Directions: Take Market St. W thru Greenwood, turn right at light onto Hickman Rd. (RT 16 W), turn right on Nine Foot Rd. 34 B, 1st, home on left. Host: Charles Kelly

133 N Hall Street, Seaford Lovely 3 BR, 2.5 BA Colonial on a quiet street features 30’ x 20’ deck w/new hot tub, central air & FP, hardwood floors, formal DR, pt. finished basement, gazebo, 2-car garage & more! Just Reduced to $199,900 (#556063) Hostess: Mona Wright

Outstanding custom built brick home located on beautiful Chipman’s Pond - 3 BRs, 2 BAs, award winning yard w/rear decking, gazebo, in-ground pool, fish pond & a waterfall. Quality features galore inside this lovely home. $675,000 Directions: Enter Old Church Landing (off of Chipman’s Pond Rd.) & follow Cypress Lane down to the cul-de-sac.





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Local real estate association explains how knowledge is key tinuing belief in education. It’s the driving force behind SCAOR and a big part of its success. “Our number one priority is education, and that education is continuously ongoing,” says Briggs King. “Our members get weekly updates on many different subjects, including real estate law, safety issues and many types of cutting edge topics. I don’t know how an independent agent could possibly educate themselves on all these issues on their own.” For many members of SCAOR, becoming a REALTOR is merely a first step towards reaching future career objectives. Specializing in various fields has become a way of life for those in the Sussex County real estate community. For instance, long-time Seaford REALTOR Sue Bramhall has earned her designation as a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS). She can literally put potential buyers in touch with REALTORS around the globe. If you want to buy a home in Costa Rica, or the Philippines, or eastern Europe, for

Beware of this rebate e-mail scam The Internal Revenue Service wants you to know there may be a scam in your e-mail in-box that looks official but is dangerous to you and your computer. “We’re getting reports of people getting an e-mail that appears to come from the IRS and tells recipients to respond to get their 2008 Economic Stimulus Refund,” said IRS spokesperson Gregg Semanick. Semanick says there are three things the IRS needs people to remember: • The IRS never sends unsolicited emails about your taxes. • If you get a scam e-mail, don’t access any links or attachments. • If you have filed a 2007 federal tax return with the IRS, you don’t need to do anything else to get a stimulus payment. The IRS will take care of the rest. According to Semanick, if you have accessed a link or attachment in a scam email, you may have allowed the scammer to download malicious software to your computer and you should immediately scan for viruses and spyware, plus be alert for suspicious activity on your financial accounts. “If you have actually responded to a

scam e-mail by giving out your private information,” Semanick said, “you should immediately take steps to prevent identity theft. You may now be a prime target.” Taxpayers can help the IRS stop scammers by sending the original scam e-mail to the IRS at The e-mail must be forwarded using special instructions at or it loses the encoding needed to track it to its source. Semanick also cautioned that scammers make contacts in various ways. “While the IRS never sends unsolicited e-mails or text messages,” he said, “we do frequently use the U.S. mail and may even use a phone call or a visit to make contact with taxpayers. Scammers know this and may also use one of these methods to contact people.” The IRS usually already has information that includes your Social Security number, so it would be unusual for an IRS employee to ask for that. And if the person is asking for credit card, bank account or PIN numbers, that’s a big red flag that it’s not really the IRS contacting you. For more information, visit or call 800-829-1040.

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example, Bramhall can help. “There are 57 nations who have joined our consortium and they have all agreed to follow the same code of ethics that we have here in the United States,” says Bramhall, who also spent a number of years as a teacher for the National Association of REALTORS. “The whole program is very exciting. It helps people to open up their minds and become more aware of different cultures. And it helps strengthen the global economy.” In the first three months of 2008, there have been more than 70 classes held at SCAOR’s facility in Georgetown. Hundreds of REALTORS have attended, some taking classes that are required and many others taking classes voluntarily. The main goal is knowledge - knowledge that can help them advance in their careers and in their lives. “A lot of these classes are for continuing education because the state of Delaware requires all licensed agents and brokers to obtain 15 credits every two years,” says Briggs King. Six of those must be in core real estate-related issues. And there are many courses concerning legislative issues, because the laws are constantly changing. A popular designation being sought by local REALTORS these days is that of a so-called “E-Pro,” or Internet specialist. There are also courses in commercial real estate, as well as becoming a buyer’s representative or a rental specialist.


By Ruth Briggs King, SCAOR Buying or selling a home can be a complex, often daunting experience and that’s exactly why any potential homebuyer, or seller, should rely on the expertise of a Sussex County REALTOR. Members of the Sussex County Association of REALTORS (SCAOR) follow the same code of ethics their counterparts across the country do, and they take that code very seriously. “Our members have to abide by high principles; a condition to membership in our organization is a successful completion of the National Association of REALTORS course on ethics,” says Ruth Briggs King, executive vice president for SCAOR. “For clients, it’s that extra piece of mind that the REALTOR they’re working with will strive to do an exemplary and ethical job for them.” But, in addition to the ethical requirements, there are so many other things that set members of SCAOR apart from nonmembers. At the forefront is the association’s con-

“The course I took at SCAOR carries a lot of information about how to deal with homeowners associations, as well as their rules and regulations,” says Bob McVey, a local REALTOR who specializes in dealing with homeowners and condominium associations. “It would be very helpful for any REALTOR to take the class if they’re interested in doing property management. It definitely makes it a lot easier.” The demand for continuing education is also a big reason SCAOR is constructing a larger facility at their Park Avenue site just outside of Georgetown. The new structure will expand the association’s current facility into a brand new, more than 5,000-square-foot center designed to meet the needs of its more than 1,400 members countywide. The $800,000 facility will feature a new classroom and meeting room space designed to complement SCAOR’s current office facility. It will feature many new technological advances, including an expanded conference room and a high-tech training center suitable for webcasts and webinar conferences. The room will also feature several large projection screens, laptop stations for technology training, wireless Internet access and several laptop computers. The facility is expected to be completed later this year. To learn more about SCAOR, call the association’s Georgetown office at 8552300, or visit online.

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Ward World Champ By Lynn R. Parks Dwinton Morgan is still on cloud nine. Going up against people from all over the world, he walked away with the Best in Show award in the novice competition at this year’s Ward World Championship. “You can’t get more real than that,” said Morgan, a native of Laurel who lives in Georgetown and whose nickname is “Frog.” “That’s the worlds.” The championship was held the last week of April in Ocean City, Md. Helen Rogan, director of special events for the Ward Museum, Salisbury, Md., which sponsors the 38-year-old competition, said that 265 people were in the novice group, from throughout the United States and from several foreign nations. Named second best in show was a carving by Yasyuki Nemoto, Yokoham City, Japan. Judging was done by master carvers. “That’s a wonderful thing Mr. Morgan did,” Rogan said. “It really is an accomplishment to get best in show.”

The life-size carving that won Morgan his blue ribbon is of a hooded merganser drake, or male duck. The duck, which Morgan painted to look just like the model he was using, has a long pointed beak and eyes that seem to follow a person no matter where the person goes. As required by the division in which it was entered, it floats in just the way a live duck would float. Morgan, 53, grew up in Laurel and graduated from Massanutten Military Academy, Woodstock, Va., in 1973. He worked for Newton’s, Bridgeville, for a short time, then went to work for construction firm W. B. Venables, Laurel. He now works for George W. Plummer and Son Inc., Lewes, as a welder. Morgan said that until about a dozen years ago, he did not do much artistic. Then, he saw a collection of bird carvings “and I thought, ‘Wow! That’s what I want to do,” he said. Morgan has taught himself how to carve birds, from books and from talking with other carvers. He thought about tak-

Above, Dwinton Morgan works on a miniature carving of a mallard duck. Bottom right is the carving, of a hooded merganser drake, that won him the Best in Show ribbon in the novice competition at this year’s Ward World Championship, held in April in Ocean City, Md.

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Dwinton Morgan, formally of Laurel and now of Georgetown, stands in front of a collection of second-place and first-place ribbons he has won for his bird carvings. Most recently, he claimed the Best in Show ribbon in the novice competition at this year’s Ward World Championship. His winning carving was of a hooded merganser drake. Photos by Lynn R. Parks

ing a carving class, but found that they were too expensive. For his prize-winning hooded merganser drake, he figured out how to better position the eyes, for that alwayswatching-you look, he said. He also did a better job of painting in the feathers, he added, and managed to get the real look of a hindquarters muscle. “They say that this is an art,” said Morgan, standing in his cluttered workshop behind his house. “It’s true; you have to have a little bit of art in you to do this. But there’s a lot of learning to it too.” Morgan said that he finds carving to be very relaxing. “Sometimes, I’ll come out in the workshop at 10or 10:30 in the morning, and the next thing I know it’s 8 at night,” he said. “I haven’t even broken for lunch.” Despite the joy he takes in creating them, he would like to begin selling his works. “I’ll be happy to sell my carvings,” he said. “I’d love to be able to think that people would want them.” Morgan intends to continue his study of bird carving. Next on his list is a red-tailed hawk — he already has a large rectangular block of tupelo wood from

which the bird will be carved, as well as a pair of hawk eyes and a pair of taloned feet. He also intends to compete again in the Ward World Championship. Because he has won a best in show award in the novice class, next year he will have to move up to the intermediate class. The hooded merganser drake is the best carving he has ever done, he said. “But I’m still working on improving,” he added. “I’m still getting better.” For your information: Award-winning bird carver Dwinton Morgan is happy to sell his creations. He can be contacted by calling 344-2513.


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New ordinance targets junk cars

CONSUMABLE CAR SHOW - Fifth grade students at Phillis Wheatley Middle School took part in a Consumable Car Show. They used recyclable items to build their vehicles and displayed blueprints of their design. DJ services were donated by Jose Vazquez of New Age DJ’s. Pictured are Jose Vazquez, Josh Vazquez, and Tom Head.

Sussex County is taking out the trash on junk vehicles. Sussex County Council, at its Tuesday, April 22, meeting, approved a new lot maintenance ordinance that cleans up an out-of-date section of County Code and sets new standards governing the appearance of residential properties. The ordinance spells out the County’s regulatory authority when it comes to property maintenance, specifically setting 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.” Specifically, the new ordinance will restrict 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. Additionally, the ordinance charges the Planning & Zoning and Constable’s offices with governing and pursuing complaints against properties with junk vehicles, as well as establishes new fines. Violators could be given up to six months to comply with the code if issued a citation. 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 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,” Councilman 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.

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Putting our hearts and soles into buying and selling shoes I was only 6. So the memory is hazy and may, after all, be a comYNN ARKS pilation of several events from my early years. But the following is A customer wanted as accurate a retelling of the shoe shopping trip my parents took me to return the shoes, on when I was in first grade as, my daughter, seeing more than 40 years later, is likely that the shoes were to be found. We went to a nearby town, to a well-worn, said that shoe store whose reputation was she could not take one of good fits and long-lasting merchandise. Up until that year, I them back, and the had worn saddle shoes, black and woman threw them at white and, to my mind, not nearly her and stormed out. as interesting as more hip models with buckles or with promises of She is playing the role of that poor longhigher jumps and faster runs. I had seen those more interesting models on the feet ago saleswoman who probably wanted to throw a shoe at me. of my classmates and was determined Which someone has done to my that my mother would be won over to daughter, by the way. Well, not exactly a my way of thinking, that shoes did not shoe, but a bag that was holding a pair of have to be lace-up black-and-whites to shoes. A customer wanted to return the keep my feet healthy. shoes, my daughter, seeing that the shoes I started my persuasion techniques as soon as we walked in the store, by point- were well-worn, said that she could not take them back, and the woman threw ing out a pair of brown buckle-up shoes them at her and stormed out. In the end, that caught my eye. I guess that my the customer had neither the refund nor mother had heard me speak before about her shoes. the wonder of buckles, because she Then there was the woman who was agreed that I could try them on. The saleswoman brought out from the furious because the Ug boots she had storeroom a pair in the size her measure- bought her daughter for Christmas did not fit. She wanted to exchange them for ments had indicated was appropriate. They were fine, I said, admiring my feet a better size but unfortunately, the store in the small tilted mirror that sat on the had sold out of the popular boots. Exclafloor. But what about this pair? And that mations of her displeasure could be pair? And that pair over there? heard all over the store. If it had been 20 years later, someone But not all in the shoe department is — the saleswoman, perhaps, or my bad. My daughter, who was just home weary mother — would have told me a for the weekend, wore on her feet new cautionary tale about Imelda Marcos. gold gladiator sandals by Coach. The I don’t know how many pairs of shoes shoes normally sell for $140 — my I tried on that day. It was, after all, a rel- daughter, with her employees’ discount atively small store and could not have and a store incentive thrown in, had been had more than a dozen or so styles apable to buy them for a quarter of that. propriate for first-grade wear. But in my She also has a new pair of navy blue memory, I am sitting in a customer’s pumps, very stylish with a silver, stirrupchair with the saleswoman standing in shaped buckle, and to her brother’s refront of me and both of us surrounded by cent wedding she wore red high heels, piles of opened and unopened boxes of complete with white polka dots, open shoes. I also recall that the shoes I went toes and bows. home with were the brown buckle-up And then there are the occasional emones that I had tried on first. If that is in ployee-only sales, during the most recent fact accurate, I’m sure that the salesone of which she bought hundreds of woman, who still had to put all those dollars worth of bedding for less than the shoes away, was glad to be rid of me. cost of one nice sheet. She carried all When I went to school the next day, I that bedding, three garbage bags worth, was anxious to show off my new shoes. home on the bus. My teacher, whose attention I called to With my new-found knowledge about my feet, told me in short order that little what life is really like in the shoe departgirls should not have shoes that buckle. ment, I no longer have to feel sorry for “You will forget how to tie laces,� she that saleswoman who, so long ago, I said. wore out. She was probably wearing the I say all this to draw comparison belatest in expensive footwear — her chiltween that shopping experience and my dren probably had all the P.F. Flyers they daughter’s recent experiences with wanted. footwear. In her case, the shoe is on the And I far as I remember, I didn’t yell other foot, so to speak: She is a salesor scream or throw a bag of shoes at her. woman of women’s shoes in a large deNo wonder she gave me that balloon partment store in downtown St. Paul. when I left.


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Community Bulletin Board 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

Big Yard Sale

Saturday, May 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Village of Cool Branch in Seaford, will hold their Big Yard Sale. There will be refreshments and a delicious bake sale going on at the same time. Come and bring your friends and neighbors to 100 Hitch Pond Circle (off Concord Rd.) and a right on Firetower Rd.

Seaford District Library events

• The Medtronics group will meet Wednesday, May 21, from 2-4 p.m. in the

Seaford District Library’s meeting room. • “Lights, Camera, Action!” The Seaford Library will be having “Movie Night” on May 22, starting at 5:30 p.m. We provide the movie and the refreshments; all you need to do is take a seat and enjoy the show. For more information, contact Amber Motta at 629-2524. • The Christian Writers Group “Vines and Vessels” will meet on Saturday, May 24, in the Seaford District Library’s meeting room from 9 a.m.-noon. • There will be a Library Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 27, starting at 5 p.m. • The Science and Religion book discussion group will meet at the Seaford Library on Thursday, May 28, starting at 6 p.m. The book being discussed is Doubt, by Jennifer Michael Hecht. For more information, contact Amber Motta at 629-2524. • Do you have health concerns? Confusing lab reports? Questions you should ask your doctor? Visit the Seaford District Library the second Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet with Linda Leonard, Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County. All reference services are free and confidential.

SVFD Auxiliary basket & bag bingo

The Seaford Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Longaberger Basket and Vera Bradley bingo on Tuesday, May 20, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Volunteer Fire Hall, located on the corner of King and Cannon streets. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games. Advance

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For more information or to register call AFAA certified fitness professional Carol Lynch at 629-7539.

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. Proceeds benefit the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club. For tickets, call Karen Schreiber at 629-8740.

Golf tournament

The Nanticoke Rotary Seaford golf tournament is scheduled for a Shotgun Start at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 30, at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. This year’s tournament proceeds will be used to perform much-needed repairs and maintenance on the two Rotary Houses located on Market Street in Seaford. The units in the houses provide transitional housing for four families for up to 90 days while they work to reestablish themselves back into a life of selfsufficiency. For more information contact Donald Hollenbeck 628-9900, or by email at

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.

Ham dinner & variety show

Roast pork or ham dinner and variety show, May 17 at the Seaford Moose Lodge, 6-? p.m. For information call 628-8144.

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.

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Yard sale

Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, corner of 13A and Bethel Road, will hold a yard sale on May 24, beginning at 7 a.m. till? Baked goods, sandwiches. Call 875-8150 for table availability.

Rock Church of Laurel located at 3032 Seaford Road, will hold a yard sale on May 31, starting at 7 a.m. Table rentals are $15. Call Crystal at 349-5452 after 5 p.m.

Beef, Pork & Beer Fundraiser

LHS class of ‘87

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

Indoor yard sale

Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel will hold an indoor yard sale on Saturday, May 17, 7 a.m. till?

Memorial Day chicken barbecue

The Laurel Ruritans will be holding their annual Memorial Day chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the parking lot of O’Neal’s Antiques, on Duel 13 in Laurel and the cost is only $6 per platter.

Dinner Gala

The Johnny Janosik Charitable Events 2nd annual Dinner Gala will feature Joe Conklin a well known Philadelphia comedian/impersonator of 1,000 voices of famous celebrities at a dinner to benefit the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club of Laurel, Saturday, May 31, at the Laurel Fire Hall beginning at 6 p.m. The annual golfing tournament will be held at the Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville Sept. 18. For ticket information for the dinner and golf tournament phone 302-875-3333 or visit their website

IHOP family night

The friends of the Bridgeville Library have another delicious fundraiser to promote. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Take and fill out the comment card; staple your receipt to the comment card and drop it off at the Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or the Providence Sales Cottage in Heritage Shores. For more information, call Pat McDonald at 337-7192.

Senior citizens dinner/dance

The Student Government Association at Laurel High School is having a senior citizens dinner/dance on Wednesday, May 21, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Dinner will be provided by ‘My Turn to Cook’ and the DJ is Sky Brady. The tickets are only $5 per person. To purchase a ticket, or for more information, contact Karen Beck at 875-6120 ext. 233.

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.

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. Includes Historical Society special tours $10. Strawberries sold by basket or gallon.

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 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 349-4529 or email

All proceeds go to sponsored projects. For information, call Mildred Riley 8463846.

Delmar Library book & bake sale

Support the Delmar Public Library Book & Bake Sale. All funds raised go to support programs for everyone who uses the Delmar Library. The “Huge Book Sale” is Friday, May 16, 4-7 p.m. and the “Book & Bake Sale” will be Saturday, May 17, 8 a.m. - noon. For more information contact Sandy Scott at the Delmar Public Library, phone 846-3408.

Delmar Church of God Sandwich Sale

A sandwich sale will be held Saturday, May 24, from 9 a.m. at Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 North and Dorthy Road (3 miles north of MD/DE State Line). It will feature: oyster, crab cake and soft crab sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, cheese steak subs, hamburgers, hot dogs and homemade ice cream. Baked goods for sale, a yard sale and a car wash will also take place. Call 875-7824 with questions.

Memorial Day celebration

The Town of Bridgeville will host a Memorial Day celebration on Monday, May 26, 9:30 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial in the Bridgeville Cemetery. Join us for this special recognition of our veterans.

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. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and will feature cocktail hour, dinner and a live auction. To attend the dinner or play golf, contact Mike Payne at 302-542-7813.

Ruritan Club breakfast 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-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.

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Chicken & dumplings

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.

a trip back in time as they listen to the music of Jay Smar. Armed with two guitars, a claw-hammer banjo and fiddle, Jay will serve up an “acoustic buffet” of traditional folk songs and mountain music.The concert will be held at the VFW hall located at the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue in Greenwood. As always, this program is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, call the library at 349-5309.

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. All-you-caneat breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. 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, volleyball and softball tournaments, and helicopter rides. All proceeds from the festival benefit the Greenwood Mennonite School. For more information, contact Kevin Troyer at 422-0745.

Greenwood Library Time Traveling

On Tuesday, May 20, at 3:30, the Greenwood Public Library invites children to take

The City of Seaford and Morning Star Publications, Inc. are preparing a magazine for the 14th annual Nanticoke Riverfest to be held July 11 and 12. The magazine will be inserted in the July 3, 2008 edition of the Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers. The magazine features a glossy cover and full process color throughout.

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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. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling Peggy Dolby, 800-838-9800, or emailing For more information go to

Miss Delaware 2007, Brittany Dempsey during the 2008 Miss Delaware Scholarship Pageant Preliminary, Friday, June 13, at the Rollins Theater, Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, Dover. Your donation of $130 will include: a Miss Delaware Little Sister tiara; a Miss Delaware Little Sister T-shirt; the opportunity to perform on stage at the 2008 Miss Delaware Pageant with Miss Delaware 2007. For more information contact Aimee Voshell String at or call 629-2184. For additional information, visit

Longaberger & Vera Bradley bingo

Choptank River Festival

Casino night

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.

‘A Bit of Broadway’

The Sussex County Republican Women’s Club presents “A Bit of Broadway� to be held on Friday, June 13, at the Baywood Country Club, Long Neck. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and prizes. Curtain time is 8 p.m. The cost is $45 per person. For more information, visit the Sussex County Republican Women’s Club website at or call 945-1816. Reserve a ticket no later than June 1.

‘HeliFun’ RC Helicopter event

“HeliFun� RC Helicopter event, hosted by the Eastern Shore Aeromodeler’s Club, will be held Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. One of the largest RC Helicopter events in the country - “HeliFun�- will be held here on the Eastern Shore, just outside of Hurlock, Md. Everyone is invited to attend. The very best pilots from all over the Northeast will be attending “HeliFun.� Also attending will be Justin Chi, the 5-year-old wonder pilot, who recently finished fifth in the pro competition in Las Vegas. HobbyTown of Easton has generously donated a $470 RC Helicopter, to be raffled off at the event. Food and beverages are available. For directions and more information, visit our website, email, or call 410-8294000.

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 856-6642.

Woodland U.M.C. chicken dinner

The women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, May 17, at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $8; children 6-12 yrs are $4; 5 yrs and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For additional information call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

Become a ‘Little Sister’

The Miss Delaware Organization announces the 2008 Miss Delaware “Little Sister� Program. This program is open to girls between the ages of 5 and 12. Join us for the opportunity to perform live with

Sailwinds Park is pleased to announce the creation of the Choptank River Festival. This three-day festival will be held this year from Friday, July 4, through Sunday, July 6. Friday hours begin at 3 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, start at 1 p.m. The festival features three days of several different genres of music guaranteed to appeal to everyone in the family. Each day features both national performers as well as some local community celebrities as well, so make sure to come out and support all these wonderful performers. Friday will be geared to a rock sound featuring the talents of Matthew King, Hyphen, ZO2, and “Jimmie’s Chicken Shack.� Saturday will have an overall country vibe featuring the talents of Off the Hook, Golden Touch, Sister Shaw and the Dippy Eggs, Randy Lee Ashcraft, Bird Dog and the Road Kings and the night closes out with a performance from the great Tanya Tucker. Finishing out our festival on Sunday are the spiritual sounds of some local gospel performers Candy Rabbit and Chesapeake Wind, The Heavenly Sons of Joy, and Brooke Meredith, at which time we will switch gears slightly and move into a more traditional Motown sound with the talents of Laura Todd, Shelly Abbott, The Echoes, and finishing the night out with “The Drifters.� It is a weekend of music for every musical taste. Also featured during the festival will be many vendors selling Eastern Shore food and wares, and a Carnival for the kids.

Lewes High School class of 1958

The Lewes High School class of 1958 will hold its 50th year reunion on Oct. 18, 2008 at the Virden center, Pilottown Road, Lewes. A letter of information on the reunion will be mailed in early spring but addresses are needed for the following classmates: Peggy Haire Kreer, Charles Robertson, James Carter, Larry Dennis and Bill Price. If you were a member of the Lewes High School class of 1958, but did not graduate and are interested in attending the reunion, or if you have information for any of the above, call the reunion committee at 645-2387.

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. Any questions call 875-3971.

Ruritan Club breakfast buffet

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. Buffet features blueberry pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup, and sticky buns. This month it will be held May 25.


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S.C. Republican Women’s Club

The May meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women’s Club will be held on Wednesday, May 28, at the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. The business meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m. to be followed by lunch and a speaker. The speaker for this meeting will be Jan Ting. Mr.Ting is a Professor at Temple University, where he teaches courses on national security, taxation and immigration law. He ran in the senatorial race against Tom Carper in 2006. He is a nationally known authority on immigration. His topic for us will be: “How much are illegal immigrants costing you?� A reminder that the club will be holding their annual fund raising event, “A Bit Of Broadway�, on Friday, June 13 at the Baywood Clubhouse. Tickets will be available at the meeting. Visitors are welcome. The cost of lunch will be $15 and reservations should be made by May 22. To make reservations call Kathy Vengazo at: 302-5394757. For more information about the club and club activities see the club web site at:

SHS Alumni Assoc. Board meeting

The SHS Alumni Assoc will hold its executive board meeting on Thursday, June 5, beginning at 7 p.m. in the downtown Seaford Museum. If you have any questions please call Donna Hastings Angell at 6298077

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

Seaford Republican Women’s Club

The Seaford Republican Women’s Club will meet Thursday, May 22, at 10:30 a.m. The meeting is held at the Seaford Country Club. Lunch is optional. The speaker will be Fred Seth.He will speak about the origins of the Republican Party. He has written several articles on the Civil War for the Property Professional Magazine and given presentations to various organizations. For further information, contact Sharlana Edgell at 629-7123.

SCWDC meeting

The Sussex County Women’s Democrat Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on May 15 at Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. Guest speaker is Ken McDowell, director of the Department of Elections. Dinner will cost $13 per person. For details and reservations, call Thelma Monroe, president at 934-9716.

S.C. Genealogical Society

Show and Tell brings back memories of elementary school. On Saturday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m., the Sussex County Genealogical Society will conclude its meeting year with a show and tell program. Members will be showing items from their families or items they have found while doing their research. Election of new officers will also be part of

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the program. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning about their family history. There is ample, free parking. Come join us in the upstairs meeting room of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library for this interesting program and refreshments. For more information contact 875-5418 or go to

Orchid Hobbyists meet

Orchid Hobbyists of Delmarva will meet on the third Sunday of each month September through June, from 2-5 p.m. This month’s meeting will be May 18, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 10th and Grove Street, Delmar, Del. Come join our group with a common interest in all things orchid. There will be lectures, demonstrations, slide shows, cultural information and question and answer sessions. 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.

Aging and Physical Disabilities

The Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities will meet at the Sussex County west Administrative Complex, North DuPont Highway, Georgetown, on Monday, May 19, at 10 a.m. Agendas and minutes can be viewed on the County’s website at All meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Sandra Dole, chair, at 302-684-2755.

Western Sussex Democrat Club

The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its May meeting with a covered dish supper on Monday, May 19, at Duke’s Pool House on Sycamore Road, Laurel at 6:30 p.m. The three persons vying for State Insurance Commissioner, Gene Reed, Tom Savage and Karen Weldon Stewart are expected to give their views on the job. This will be the last meeting until the popular club picnic, July 14.

NARFE meets

Lighthouse Christian Church on Kaye Road in Laurel. Come and network with fellow business people, learn about upcoming Chamber events and enjoy the social hour. Call the Chamber Office at 875-9319 for more details.

MOAA meets

The Southern Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) announces the May meeting. The speaker for the May 20 meeting will be Commander James W. Barrett, USN/Ret., a realtor who will speak on “What’s really going on in the real estate business today.” The luncheon will be held at LaRosa Negra at 1201 Savannah Road in Lewes, at 11:45 a.m. The cost of the buffet is $12 including tip. Membership is open to those who hold or have ever held a warrant or commission in any service to include Public Health Services and MOAA and their surviving spouses.

Delaware Equine Council meets

Meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be held Monday, May 19, at 7 p.m., at Harrington Public Library, Harrington. All those interested in horses are welcome. Contact Stan at 302-684-3966.

The First State Antique Tractor Club, Inc. will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on May 15, at Yoder Farm. All members are urged to attend as new officers will be assuming their elected chairs. There is also very important business to discuss and be voted on pertaining to the clubs 2008 antique tractor show which will be held on June 27-28, 2008 at Yoder farm.

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. 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.

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.

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 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.

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

Laurel after hours business social

Marine Corps meeting

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

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Laurel Senior Center Day trips

• June 2 - A day in Ocean City, leaving at 9:30 a.m. • June 26 - Smith Island Cruise, luncheon at Bayside Restaurant. • July 18 - Choptank Riverboat Luncheon Cruise at Suicide Bridge in East New Market. If interested you must have reservations, call 875-2536 for further information.

Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 trips

• June 24 - U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. Cost is $64 per person. Leave Peebles parking lot at 7 a.m. View exhibits on 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. • July 23 - Rainbow Dinner Theater in Paradise, Pa. Cost: $67 per person. Show, “Hold That Thought,” a comedy. Bus leaves Peebles parking lot at 7:30 a.m. • Sept. 24 - The Spirit Of Norfolk Cruise with lunch included. Afterwards visit the national Maritime Center, The Battleship Wis-

All proceeds will benefit the medical bills of Amy Lynn (Mariner) Windsor. For more information please call Stella or Donna at 302-628-8964.

To reserve seating call 302-280-6380 or 302-628-8964.

Senior Center trips

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.

Bus trip to Jamaica, Queens

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 410-754-9135.

Fall trip to Hamptons

Seaford Recreation trips

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.

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Methodist Manor House in Seaford will host a fall trip to the Hamptons in New York on Oct. 1. This three day, two night 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 call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631. Sign up deadline is June 1.

Knitting Guild meets

The Georgetown Chapter (1992) of the National Association of Active Retired Federal Employees will hold their next meeting on Monday, May 19, at noon, with lunch at the Pizza King Restaurant on Stine Highway in Seaford. Program by April Willey, coordinator with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). For more information or to become a member, contact Les Martens, 1992 Chapter president at 6299789. The Laurel Chamber of Commerce will host an after hours business social on Tuesday, May 20, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at

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Train ride is reminder of need for safety at RR crossings We have perhaps heard the old song, “Smoke Along The Tracks,” AT URPHY but for the most part, trains aren’t users of coal any more — although they may transport a lot of it to our It is amazing to see how power plants and other manufactur- motorists will challenge ing sites. The days of the trains trains at these crossings. could once again be very important Did you know that it takes to us with the price of gasoline hita train a mile or more to ting record amounts at the pumps. stop? That’s 18 football Our newest Laurel business, Sun Pile Driving Equipment L.L.C., fields, folks! may even have a spur or loading track for its products at the new more to stop? That’s 18 football fields, 10th Street location. folks! I’m talking about this because on Oh, yes, even that great trainman, Jack Wednesday, May 8, I accepted an invitaHastings, whom I went to school with, tion from Norfolk Southern Railroad Corcould not swerve a train to avoid a colliporation and Operation Lifesaver



Norfolk Southern Railroad Corporation and Operation Lifesaver Delaware offer safety tips when it comes to cars at railroad crossings. According to the tips, cars that are waiting for a train to pass should stay behind the stop line that is painted on the road. That means that the cars should wait at least 15 feet from the nearest rail.

Delaware to take a passenger train ride from Dover to Indian River and back to promote an increase awareness of safety at railroad crossings. It was a great day for me and my grandson Christian, and I think we learned a few important things about the railroads that day. From our 1940s Pullman Car, through closed-circuit television, we could see what train personnel face every day as they approach road crossings. As Scott Muir, resident vice president said, “The roads came to us, the railroad did not go to them.” Scott and his personnel were very proud of their safety record, but like most companies want to keep safety a priority. It is amazing to see how motorists will challenge trains at these crossings. Did you know that it takes a train a mile or

sion. That’s a good thought, not only for our inexperienced drivers but for some of our more experienced ones as well — who are just as guilty of crossing when the guards are down or lights are flashing. I say, “I attended school with Jack,” but he and I both sometimes did not attend. But Jack has done well in life. He is especially proud that he received his diploma after many years. I can easily say that Jack was one of the very best liked students in both the Laurel classes of 1961 and 1962. Let’s see, who else from my era, can I think of who worked for the railroad? There were Eddie Downes, George Hudson and many others, I am sure. As far back as I remember trains, if one went by you, you always waved at it — the same way if you were riding on it. Gosh wasn’t it “the days of simpler things gone by?”

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Now to finish this — There is the one and only Toby Givens, you might say, “the flower of Georgetown,” although he and his family also owned flower shops in Laurel and Seaford. Well, Toby rode the train from Georgetown to Indian River, where after the 15minute ride the railroad had box lunches for all of us. That Toby will do anything for a free lunch. Seriously though, folks, I am sure many remember him and his great way of making friends, starting from his DuPont days and even earlier. Toby, to put it lightly, is a very dedicated member of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and was involved with Laurel, too, when he had a store there, and he may have been president of the organization at one time. Toby being such a great guy, I could not let this pass without blowing the whistle! Get plenty of rest Friday night, as it’s big doings in Laurel, starting at 7 a.m., Saturday, with the town of Bethel’s yard sale. Food will be available at the community house, then the Strawberry Festival, ice cream at noon at the Hen House until it runs out, the many things made with strawberries at St. Philip’s where lunch will be served, plus berries for sale and the historical building tours of some great pieces of Laurel history. That evening, there is the alumni banquet, and the Gospel Café is having an event at Market Street Park, and I am sure I haven’t told

you everything. Like someone said, “There isn’t ever anything going on in Laurel!” It’s time to start thinking about our annual 4th of July event. Please send in your donations for the fireworks to John Theofiles or call him at Autoworld in Delmar. Now we have a new mayor in Georgetown, Eddie Lambden. This is an official invite and challenge for him to join us in Laurel for Vance Phillips’ annual Seed Spitting Show. The talent contest is back after a year’s hiatus. Bob Jones is heading this up. His number is 875-7767. Oh, is this a great day for the Laurel class of 1958 or what? I was going to run a column I wrote about members of that class some years ago, but as you can see I have already filled my space. But this is the class’s 50th year and Larry Allen and several others are seeing to it that it is a two-week celebration, starting with the alumni banquet Saturday night. More later. Laurel will be losing a couple of very respected members of the community in June, as Will and Eleanor Stacy will be moving back closer to their children in Lebanon, N.H. What a great contribution they have made in the few short years (24) they have been here. Folks, you will be missed. You are the spirit of Laurel. See you!


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Health One of the hardest things to treat is denial By Dr. Anthony Policastro

Join Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on National Cancer Survivors Day, Sunday, June 1, to give voice to the millions of people who have been touched by cancer. National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, worldwide celebration of life. This is the 21st annual National Cancer Survivors Day, the world's largest cancer survivor event. Cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, friends, and healthcare professionals will unite in this symbolic event to show the world that there is life after a cancer diagnosis. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Care Center is hosting a Celebration Of Life from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, in the Riverside Food Court at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Everyone is invited to attend. The featured speaker will be Mr. Lon Keiffer, a nationally known Motivational Speaker. The celebration will also feature local musical entertainment and refreshments. Door prizes will be drawn throughout the event and all survivors will receive a gift. "This event will lift your spirit because you can learn how surviving cancer is an attitude about life and living each day to the fullest," says Terri Clifton, National Cancer Survivors Day Coordinator for Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.

is the alcoholic. The first step to treating else. I once stopped at the side of the alcoholism is for the individual to admit road. There was a man lying there. He that there is a problem. was having a heart atThe same thing is true There was a bottle There are many... forms tack. for other types of adof antacid in his hand. diction. of denial that interfere with When my father died of A similar thing can his heart attack, he was be found in people good medical care. complaining that he had with chest pain. The indigestion. rule is that chest pain Another form of denial in adults should result in a visit to the is to think that medication will not help a ER. However, many individuals try to medical condition. It is true that there are talk themselves into it being something a lot of illnesses that will get better on their own. They do not really need to be treated with medication. However, most chronic conditions will only get worse without medication. I see this frequently when I treat children with ADHD. Parents want to do something other than medication. For children with mild ADHD, that might work. However, some children will not be able to learn in A cancer survivor is defined as anyone school without medication. living with a history of cancer - from the Some people fear the side effects of moment of diagnosis through the remainmedication. They may attribute the efder of life. Approximately 10.5 million fects of the disease to the medication. Americans are now living with and For example, high blood pressure is one beyond a diagnosis of cancer. of the most common causes of kidney In the United States, almost half of failure. Medications that treat high blood all men and one third of all women are pressure can affect the kidneys in very expected to be diagnosed with cancer rare instances. Someone in denial will at some point in their lives. We need to learn as much as possible about this disease because many forms of cancer can be prevented and most cured if detected early. Major advances in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment have resulted in longer survival, and therefore, a growing number of cancer survivors. However, a cancer diagnosis can leave a host of problems in its wake. Physical, financial, and emotional hardships often persist after diagnosis and treatment. "Despite the adversities they face, cancer survivors continue to show resilience by living active, productive lives," says Clifton. "They face each day with courage and dignity in their fight against cancer and serve as an inspiration to all of us." For more information about National Cancer Survivors Day at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital contact Clifton at 629-6611, ext. 2577.

Insurance companies would be banned from raising the auto insurance rates of policyholders or dropping their policies because they are volunteer firefighters and ambulance company members under proposed legislation. Senate Bill 239 is sponsored by state Sens. Patricia Blevins and Bruce Ennis and state Reps. Biff Lee and Bill Carson, was authored by Insurance Commissioner Matt Denn and is being supported by the Delaware Volunteer Firemen’s Association. It comes after a case was brought to the Department of Insurance where a Sussex County volunteer firefighter was told by his insurance company that his auto policy was being cancelled because

he used his personal vehicle to respond to emergency calls. “Members of fire and ambulance companies are sacrificing their time and safety for the rest of us when they head for the station to go out on a call,” Commissioner Denn said. “The least we can do for these emergency response volunteers is keep insurance companies from raising their rates or canceling their policies.” “What this legislation does is prevent insurance companies from intimidating fire service personnel from performing a very valuable service,” said Ron Marvel, president of the Delaware Volunteer Firemen’s Association.

This marks the 500th article that I have written for the Star. I can’t believe it has been that many. I guess I am in denial. Denial is a powerful player in medical care. There are many types of denial that we see. The usual result is that they interfere with an individual getting good medical care. One form of denial is to deny that a disease is present. The classic example

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try to blame the kidney problems on the medication. It is really due to the blood pressure. If they stop the medication, it will only get worse. Once that happens, it will be too late for the medication to prevent it. Another type of denial is one that might harm others. There is a requirement in the Delaware Medical Practices Act that people who frequently lose consciousness should not be driving. They might have seizures. They might have other neurological problems. They might have a heart condition. It is an inconvenience to not have a driver’s license. Many of these individuals try to convince their physician to allow them to drive before their condition is under control. That puts other people in danger. They are denying that they will pass out while driving. They are not in the best position to know that. There are many other forms of denial that interfere with good medical care. Most of them result in patients who do not follow their treatment as prescribed. Denial is a natural human reaction. However, the purpose of it should not be something that causes more harm than good. Hopefully, my 500 articles have helped eliminate some of that denial.

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Health Briefs Skin cancer screenings offered

As the summer season approaches, Beebe Medical Center’s Community Health Program, in conjunction with the Tunnell Cancer Center, reminds the community about the importance of preventing the most common cancer, that which affects the largest organ of the body - the skin. Beebe will offer free skin cancer screenings from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 19, and Tuesday, May 20, at the Tunnell Cancer Center at the Beebe Health Campus, John J. Williams Highway, Rehoboth Beach. Beebe physicians volunteer to do the screenings by appointment only. To make an appointment, call Linda Roberts at 302-645-3100, ext. 2724.

Stroke support group

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will offer free monthly Stroke Support Group meetings designed for individuals who have survived a stroke and their families and caregivers. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. The meetings will consist of guest speakers and breakaway sessions, in which caregivers and survivors will meet in two groups to discuss concerns, provide support and networking. Refreshments will be provided. Sheila Brant and Joan Burditt, occupational therapists at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, will facilitate the support group meetings.

Pre-registration 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.

every 18-24 months, members receive blood replacement insurance for themselves and their dependents, nationwide. But donors do not need to be BBD members to score points for their companies. Donating blood or platelets, joining the Blood Bank and running in the 5K on July 19 all score points for the team. To underscore the message that blood is life’s fuel, the BBD is giving away fuel-related incentives to winners each week: free gas. Two participants selected randomly each week will receive $50 gas cards. And winners at the end of the competition can win an array of prizes – including a cruise. Starting May 19 until Aug. 30, busi-

nesses and organizations will compete to recruit the most new Blood Bank members and blood donors. One will be named the “Top Lifesaving Employer” on Delmarva. Prizes include a cruise and gas gift cards from $25 to $500. All participating employers will be highlighted in a full page ad in area newspapers in May. All top winners in each size category will be credited in a full page ad in the same publications again in September. Employers that would like to be involved in the 2008 Summer Blood Challenge can call Blood Bank of Delmarva at 302-737-8405 ext. 887 or email Lisa Gravely at For more information, visit or call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8.

Blood Bank announces challenge

Strange but true: saving a life costs less than filling a tank. Much less. That is the message companies across the Delmarva Peninsula are hearing as the Blood Bank of Delmarva is getting ready to kick off the 6th Annual Summer Blood Challenge, which begins May 19. The competition, open through Aug. 30, features more than 100 organizations. Each is hoping to be named “Top Lifesaving Employer.” With gas at $4 or more a gallon – nearly $50 for an average fill-up – the $5 Blood Bank of Delmarva membership fee can seem like quite a bargain. In exchange for filling a unit of blood

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Church Bulletins 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

speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Sandra Ball. Special music will be by Everett Warrington and the Rev. and Mrs. Everett Isaacs. The church is located on Rt. 16 and Todd’s Chapel Road, 4 miles west of Greenwood.

Seaford, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $30, age 12 and under $15. Sponsored by John Wesley United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Peggy M. Briggs, Pastor. For tickets contact Sandra Johnson at 629-6046.

‘Revived’ in concert

Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Homecoming

On May 18, the singing group "Revived" will be in concert at the St. Paul's United Methodist Church, in Laurel. The program will start at 7 p.m. St. Paul's is located just east of US 13, on Old Stage Road. For more information or directions, call 875-7900.

Latin Mass

A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on May 18. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302674-5781.

Revivalist Bishop Ron Scott

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.

Revivalist Bishop Ron Scott of Kingdom Coalition Ministries, Baltimore, Md., a renowned evangelist, teacher and preacher of the word of God will be at Miracle Revival Center, 800 N. Sussex Ave., Seaford, on May 22 and 23, at 7:30 p.m.; and May 24 at 4 p.m. For more information contact Pastor Isaac and Laverne Ross at 629-5376 or Sister Youmens at 3495360. Come and be blessed.

Todd’s Chapel Homecoming

‘Men & Women of Distinction’

Todd’s Chapel Homecoming will be held Sunday, May 18, at 2:30 p.m., celebrating our 200th Anniversary. Guest

“Men & Women of Distinction” honorees banquet will be held on Saturday, May 24, at Alliance Church, Atlanta Road,

“Yesterday and Today’s Youth Choir” in concert at Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, on Saturday, May 24, at 6:00 p.m. The choir will be under the direction of Anthony “TJ” Johnson. “Annual Homecoming” worship service on Sunday May 25, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Thomasina M. Portis of Renaissance Christian Tabernacle, Washington, D.C., an anointed, gifted, and Holy Ghost filled woman of God, will be the messenger. Music will be rendered by the Homecoming Choir. Dinner will be served immediately after service.

Blessing of the bikes

The 1st annual Gethsemane Blessing of the Bikes will be held at the Gethsemane Church, in Reliance, four miles west of Seaford, on Sunday, June 1. This is a gathering to start the riding season with blessings for a safe year, and to promote a sense of community and fellowship among riders. The blessing service will start at 10:30 a.m. A block party with live music and free food will begin afterwards at noon and last until 4:30 p.m. The Rev. Drew Christian will officiate. There will be a flag football game between the youth and adults, and many other fun activities for kids of all ages. For more information, call the office at 629-2862, or the event coordinators, Dominic Lee at 841-8636, or Ben Burrows at 410-330-7899.

Ninety & Nine dinner meeting

The Ninety & Nine extends an invitation to all women to join them for their quarterly dinner meeting at The Cannon Mennonite Church in Bridgeville, on Monday evening, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. The special speaker for the evening is Nicole Theis, a resident of Sussex County, and wife of Chris Theis. She has worked as a consultant in the areas of Organization Development and Leadership in Delaware, as well as all over the country. DFPC is an organization that works with focus on the family and the alliance defense fund to strengten and shield the families of Delaware. All are welcome to come hear an encouraging and challenging message. The Colors of Harmony, a registered Sweet Adeline Quartet will be performing. The group consists of BJ Carmean, Dee Postles, Vicky Heeger, and Rusty Mende. Reservations are necessary. Deadline is May 28. For details or more information call: Joyce Thomas at 29-2248, Michele Thompson at 877-0797, or Arvalene Moore at 875-4387.

Annual Lay Day

In celebration of our Annual Lay Day, the Lay Organization of Macedonia A.M.E. Church is sponsoring a one night revival on Friday, May 23,2008 at 7 p.m. Rev. Shirley Caldwell, choir and congregation will be our guests. Our annual Lay Day Service will be on Sunday, May 25 at 4 p.m. Rev. Baron N. Hopkins,Sr., choir/choirs and congregation of Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church will be our guest. Fellowship in the dining room immediately following the 11 a.m. worship service

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

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

MORNING STAR • MAY 15 -21, 2008


Miley’s plight or my plight? By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church


In recent weeks there has been It breaks my heart that much controversy over the young teen star Miley Cyrus. If you aren’t our young children may familiar with this particular young be once again losing lady, the star of Disney’s Hannah Montana, find any 11-year-old girl someone who has been and she can tell you all about her. Miley, who is the daughter of a great role model so famous musician and actor Billy far. Ray Cyrus, has become a sensationally popular star at 15 while giving a vocal Christian witness and keep- rejoices when sin rules. How much more should we rather mourn when sin is exing her act clean and modest. Scores of posed and rejoice when righteousness is 8–11 year old girls absolutely adore her. exalted? Do we really feel that the best we Unfortunately, the last month has not can hope for in life is to prove we all just played out well for Miley, as in more than can’t make it when it comes to upright livone occasion some risqué pictures have ing? Is there really so little remedy for surfaced that are not the norm for this young lady. Personally, I feel sorry for this our own circumstance that we are relegated to celebrating everyone else’s demise? girl and pray she is not taking her first The Bible instructs that sin is not notesteps down Brittney Spears Lane or Lindsey Lohan Avenue. It breaks my heart that worthy and we are not to delight in evil (I our young children may once again be los- Corinthians 13:6). It is God’s grace, his righteous and loving actions in this world ing someone who has been a great rolethat are noteworthy. It is not when one model thus far. Here was a girl who has more pop-star falls that we should sit up handled talent, money (she’s already a and take notice. It is when one more admulti-millionaire), and the glaring presdict is sobered by God’s grace, one more sure of fame and still kept her head tomarriage is restored by God’s counsel, or gether. Hopefully, she will remain that one more eternal destiny is changed by way. God’s forgiveness that we should stand up Even more troubling to me is the reand applaud. sponse of the general public to her recent You know what I think Miley needs escapades. The Vanity Fair site that postright now? She needs ten million fans to ed her questionable picture crashed bewrite her and tell her they celebrate what cause of the millions of hits it was receivGod is up to in her life. She needs to be ing. I am quite certain all those people encouraged that she CAN be a godly role were not voyeurs. Pundits shouting “I model. Meanwhile, we need to be people told you so” and gloating “she’s no pure who do the same for each other- celebratprincess anymore” were everywhere. ing growth points, spurring one another on It seems as humans we love the lowest to holy living, and modeling ourselves afcommon denominator. We long to prove to ourselves and everyone else that no one ter God’s servants. Then we will be a people who pull one another out of pits of sin can be pure. “No one is really upright”, we say. “Everyone has a secret”, we think, instead of justifying ourselves through constant chatter of sin’s most recent “and it is probably worse than mine.” tragedy. It is the sign of a race gone astray that

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 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 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

A Gathering Of Faith Come together under Christ’s roof and share together in his love. Attend Church this Sunday


MORNING STAR • MAY 15 - 21, 2008

Obituaries William A. Tull, Sr., 76

William A. Tull, Sr., of Millsboro passed away on May 7, 2008, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, after being stricken at home. Mr. Tull was born on Oct. 17, 1931, a son of Alonzo and Edith Selby Tull, who preceded him in death. He worked at Townsend’s Inc., Millsboro, in the William A. Tull Sr. automotive maintenance and parts department, retiring in 1993 after 45 years of service. He most recently worked part-time at the CHEER Center in Long Neck near Millsboro. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Tull was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Ellendale, and the CHEER Center in Long Neck. He enjoyed family gatherings and many different sports including auto racing, NASCAR, football, tennis, hunting, and many other sports. Besides his parents, Mr. Tull was preceded in death by a brother Milton Tull and a son-in-law, Leander Anthony. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Corella Hall Tull; four sons, William A. Tull, Jr. and his wife Lorna of Millsboro, Tyrone A. Tull and his wife Carla of Harbeson, Telford L. Tull and his wife Linda of Millsboro, and Wade B. Tull and his wife April of Georgetown; six daughters, Cynthia B. Tull of Millsboro, Vernetta Y. Swann of Millsboro, Francine R. Tolliver and her husband Roland of Upper Marlboro, Md., Tujuana T. Tull of Upper Marlboro, Katrania G. Anthony of Seaford, and

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

Tegra L. Woody and her husband Grady of Seaford; four brothers, James Tull, David Tull, and Lorenzo Tull, all of Millsboro and Rufus Tull of Columbus, Ga.; 18 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Services were held Monday, May 12, at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, 20887 Milton Ellendale Highway, Ellendale. A viewing was held at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, on Monday, prior to the services. Minister Anthony Thompson officiated. Interment was at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Patriots Way, Millsboro. Arrangements were handled by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro. Letters of condolence may be emailed, or

Emma Griffith Labeyrie, 63

Emma Lou Griffith Labeyrie of Seaford died on Monday, May 5, 2008, at home with her family by her side. She was born on Oct. 22, 1944 in Mitchell County, N.C., one of 13 children of Josh and Eva McCourry Peterson. She attended Tipton Hill Elementary and High School in Relief, N.C. Mrs. Labeyrie moved to Baltimore Emma Labeyrie in 1964 where she worked for Union Trust Bank. She moved to Hurlock, Md. in 1978 where she worked for Provident State Bank in Preston and Federalsburg for 20 years from 1980 to 2000 when she continued her long and courageous battle with breast cancer.

Continuing the legacy...

Emma was a very endearing and caring person, a friend to all who knew her, always an ear to listen and very rarely sharing her pain or worries. She will be eternally missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Griffith in 1997, brothers: Clark Peterson infant brother, Buster A. Peterson of Dumfries, Va., Charles L. Peterson of Rock Island, Tenn., Billy A. Peterson of Hurlock, Md. and an infant daughter, Eva Eileen Sappington of Baltimore, Md. She is survived by her husband Gerard J. Labeyrie of Seaford; a son, Marr D. Sappington, III (Trey) of Hurlock; two daughters, Holly Christine Sappington Peterson of N.C., Lorra Benet Sappington White of Bishopville; four grandchildren, Rebecca Shindler, Morgan Sappington, Dylan White and Tanner White; five stepchildren, Mike Griffith, Carla Turner, Gail Wilson, Danielle Stewart, Kimberly Mitchell; ten step-grandchildren, eight brothers and sisters, Josh Peterson, Jr. of Spencer, Tenn., James Michael Peterson of Bakersville, N.C., Marjorie Webb of Sparta, Tenn., Beulah Joyner of Rocky Mount, N.C., Ula Shrewsbury of Mechanicsville, Va., Jeralyne (Jerri) Baxley of Mt. Pleasant, N.C., Carolyn Street of Gray, Tenn., and Irene Peterson of Green Mountain, N.C.; many nieces and nephews, and her best friend Lacy Roberts of Hebron, Md. Funeral services were held on Friday, May 9, at the Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg, Md. with the Rev. Ruth Tull officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery in Federalsburg. Friends called at the funeral home on Thursday evening and on Friday, prior to the services. Serving as pallbearers were Marr D. Sappington, III (Trey), John Turner, Michael Griffith, Chardo Wilson, Joe Peterson, and Mark Behan. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Delaware Hospice, Inc., 600 N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947; or Hope Lodge, 636 Lexington St., Baltimore, MD 21201. To share memories with the family visit

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

9 am Contemporary Service 10 am Sunday School 11 am Traditional Worship Youth Group (Sun. 6 p.m.) R. McPherson • Memorial Portraits & Doves Darnell Licensed Funeral • DVD Memorial Tribute Director, PA & DE Maryland Courtesy • Cremation Card Holder • Still Honoring Pre-Arrangements • Serving Families for Over 45 Years • Offering Affordable Traditional Funeral Services • Serving All of Delaware • Serving All Faiths • Oldest Operating Black Funeral Home • Traveling All Distances

SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

Wesley United Methodist Church

309 North St., Milford, DE


308 N. Front St., Seaford, DE

(302)629-9283 1(800)796-4873

Margaret Elizabeth Ruth of Seaford, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2008 at the Anchorage Nursing Home in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Erie, Pa. the daughter of Merle Hess and Millie Hess, who predeceased her. Mrs. Ruth was a homemaker and preceded in death by her late husband the Rev. Dale Ruth. A private graveside service will be held at Spring Hill Cemetery in Easton, Md. Arrangements were handled by the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, 700 West St., Laurel.

Virginia Elizabeth Pepper Tyler, 92

Virginia Elizabeth Pepper Tyler of Seaford, died on May 11, 2008, at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford. She was born in Georgetown, Delaware on March 26, 1916, the sixth child of her farming parents, Byron and Mary Catherine Waples Pepper. She graduated from Georgetown High School in 1934 and the University of Delaware in 1938. She began her working career as a program worker at the People’s Settlement Association in Wilmington, in 1938 and became program secretary and camp director for the Harrisburg, Pa. YWCA from 1941 to 1943. She married 2nd Lieutenant James Blaine Tyler II on Oct. 13, 1943 in Miami Beach, Fla., spending her wedding night aboard a troop train bound for New York. For the remainder of the war years, she taught physical education in the Lewes and Seaford Public Schools. From the end of World War II until 1952, she lived in Wilmington, raising her young family. In 1952, she and her family moved to Peace Dale, R.I.. In 1956, they returned to Wilmington, living in Westwood Manor, Brandywine Hundred, while she served as program secretary for the Wilmington YWCA and later taught part-time at the Delaware Preschool.

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

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


“Welcome Home!”

“Your loss is still our concern.” Prompt & Efficient Services for All

Margaret Elizabeth Ruth, 92

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

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

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

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


MORNING STAR • MAY 15 - 21, 2008 In retirement, she and her husband lived on the banks of the Tred Avon River in Oxford, Md. from 1979 to 1992. Their long backyard was lined with a profusion of flowers as evidence of her hard work. They then moved to the Methodist Manor House in Seaford. Proud of her Sussex County Heritage, she was an active member of the Pepper Family Association and the Daughters of Colonial Wars. She worked enthusiastically for the Republican Party and served as a volunteer guide at the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. She was an avid needle worker who left behind many examples of her crewel embroidery and needlepoint. She was a long-time member of Grace Methodist Church in Wilmington, and Mount Olivet Methodist Church in Seaford. She is survived by her devoted husband of 64 years, James Blaine Tyler II of Seaford, and her son, James Blaine Tyler III and his wife Lorraine D. Tyler of Georgetown, and her son, John W. Tyler of Groton, Mass., as well as three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many supportive nieces and nephews. The last of her generation of the Pepper family, she was predeceased by her three sisters and two brothers. A funeral service is being held at Mount Olivet Methodist Church, 315 High Street, Seaford, Delaware on Thursday, May 15, at 1 p.m. Friends are invited to a reception following the service at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The burial will take place privately at Bethel Cemetery near Chesapeake City, Md. Memorial contributions may be made to the Methodist Manor House Benevolence Fund, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford or Mt. Olivet Methodist Church.

Mark A. Bradley, 42

Mark A. Bradley of Warrenton, Va., formerly of Houston, died on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, Va. Mr. Bradley was a Clinical Technician at Fauquier Hospital. He was registered in the LPN program that was to begin in the fall of 2008. Mark loved the outdoors and was a Neil Young fan. He was the son of Joan Bradley of Houston, and the late Richard F. Bradley Sr. He is also survived by his daughter, Rachael Bradley of Greensboro, Md., his companion, Kelly Richardson with whom he lived; a brother, Richard F. “Bud” Bradley Jr. of Blades; his grandmother, Marilee Bradley of Seaford, and his former wife, Lucy Bradley and her fiancé of Greensboro, Md. Funeral services were on Wednesday, May 14, at the Houston United Methodist Church, 235 Broad St., Houston, where friends called prior to the services. Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington. The family suggests donations may be made to the Houston United Methodist Church, 235 Broad St., Houston, DE 19954; or the Fauquier SPCA, P O Box 733, Warrenton, VA 20188. Arrangements were handled by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

Betty Brown Krieger, 84

Betty Brown Krieger of Federalsburg passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. She was born on Dec. 2, 1923, in Fed-

eralsburg the daughter of Elmer Brown and Mattie Towers Brown, who predeceased her. She graduated from Federalsburg High School class of 1940 and later graduated in 1944 from Salisbury Teacher’s College, which is now Salisbury State University. She was married on August 4, 1950 to William G. “Bill” Krieger. Mr. Krieger preceded her in death on Nov 1, 1999. She worked for many years for the State of Maryland Department of Social Services and retired in 1983. She was a member of the Maryland Classified Employees, Nanticoke and Federalsburg Senior Centers, and volunteered for many years at Nanticoke Hospital. She was a lifetime member of the Federalsburg VFW Post #5246 auxiliary, the Wonderful World of Widows and the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Preston. She loved to read, travel, visit antique shops, and most of all, to help others which she truly enjoyed. She often said, “If I have helped someone along the way, my life has not been in vain.” She is survived by five cousins, Claudell Bowdle of Hurlock, Linda Brown of Denton, Lois O’Bier of Seaford, Lloyd Poole and Ann Wyatt, both of Federalsburg, and a special niece and her husband, Anne and Herbie Murphy of Federalsburg. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Collins. A funeral was held Tuesday, May 13, at the Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg. The Rev. Edwin Thress officiated. Interment followed in Hill Crest Cemetery in Federalsburg. Friends called at the funeral home prior to the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Post Office Box 39, Preston, MD 21655. Share memories with the family at

Evelyn M. Quick

Evelyn M. Quick, of Laurel, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2008, at the Seaford Center in Seaford. Evelyn was born in Richmond, Va. a daughter of Raymond and Winnie Mitchell. She was a homemaker, who loved to travel, enjoying winters in Florida and North Carolina. She also loved to visit with her family and friends. She was a longtime member of Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Gilbert T. Quick. She is survived by her son, James Quick, Sr. and his wife Donna of Pocomoke, Md.; her daughter Barbara Smith and her husband Wayne of Laurel. Her grandchildren: Michelle Dayton and husband John, Tracy Smith, Donna Breasure and husband Bobby, Teresa Thompson and James Quick, Jr. and wife, Charma; great-grandchildren: Cole Dayton, Lucas Dayton, Brendan Breasure, Tyler Quick, and Devon Quick. A niece, Delores Thomas also survives her. A graveside service was held at Odd Fellows Cemetery on West Street in Laurel, on Wednesday, May 7. The Pastor Barbara Wilson officiated. Contributions may be made in her memory to: Christ United Methodist Church, 510 Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956. Arrangements were by the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, 700 West St., Laurel.


Scott Family at Christ UMC

The Scotts will be in concert at Christ United Methodist Church, Laurel, on May 18, 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. The Scott family, Jeff, Jeanine, Maria (15), Emma (14) and Gray (9) have been ministering and performing together as a family for several years. Jeff and Jeanine began performing together before they were married, 18 years ago. Jeff is a pianist and Jeanine a vocalist. Their ministering now includes the children who each play the piano, with the addition of the violin, which is played by Emma. The family sings together as well.

Old Christ Church schedule

May 18 - 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer May 25 - 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer June 1 - 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist June 8, 15, 22, 29 - 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer July 6 - 9:30 a.m., Combined Service - Patriotic Service with Holy Eucharist followed by a community picnic July 13, 20, 27 - 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer Aug. 3 - 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31 - 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer Sept. 7 - 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist Sept. 14, 21, 28 - 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer Oct. 7 - 10 a.m., Combined Service - Blessing of the Animals, Morning Prayer Tours and Training of Tour Guides In addition to services, the Old Christ Church League will offer tours of the church during the month of May immediately following the service. The tours in May will be led by Kendal Jones, Laurel’s town historian and the vice president of the Old Christ Church League. Just in case you don’t make it to the service, just arrive one hour later (11 a.m. on days that the service starts at 10 and 10:30 on days that the service begins at 9:30 and you can enjoy a wonderful tour of this marvelous treasure that sits on the banks of Chipman’s Pond. On Sunday, May 18, and Sunday May 25, Kendal Jones will be conducting training for anyone who would like to become a tour guide at Old Christ Church. The time for the training is 10:30 a.m. during the regularly scheduled tour.

What must I do to be saved?

Acknowledge your sin and place your trust in Christ. All who place their trust in Christ in this way are adopted as God’s children. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. — Romans 3:23 The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. — Romans 6:23 God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. — Romans 5:8 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. — Romans 10:9

In Loving Memory of

Dennis T. Mitchell 10/25/41 - 5/17/05 Many long years ago, we started our life, Living together as Husband and Wife. For 43 years we weathered life’s storms, Of good days and bad days as they came along, Of sad tears and glad tears of troubles and strife, That was all part of our daily life. Little did we know when we awoke on that Tuesday morning that by the end of the day our lives would be changed forever. Miss you very much, Pat, wife Brent and Dawn, son and daughter-in-law Trevor and Delaney, grandson and granddaughter

MORNING STAR • MAY 15 -21, 2008


Entertainment Magic and more to be at Kids’ Fest Professional illusionist Joe Romano will bring books to life at Kids’ Fest at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 14 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington on the main entertainment stage. His show, “Books: The Magic Is Real,” will use magic, music and audience participation to entertain and generate excitement for reading. Romano has appeared at major theme parks, on cruise ships, in stadiums and at the White House. Kids’ Fest is a day long festival that features free entertainment with clowns and juggling, a Healthy Kids Expo, an Inflatable Fair, crafts, carnival games, horse and pony activities and a whole lot more. A youth talent contest will name the 2008 “Teen Idol.” Admission is free for children and $3 for adults; parking is free. Ride and game tickets may be purchased at 25 for $5; some activities are individually priced, and many, including all entertainment, are free. A variety of food will be for sale throughout the day.

Jefferson School presents ‘Annie’

Reading will take center stage when professional illusionist Joe Romano brings “Books: The Magic is Real” to Kids’ Fest at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, on Saturday, June 14.

Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware. For more information, call 302-3985194 or 302-242-0375 or visit To learn more about the Boys & Girls Club, call 302-422-4453.

Miss Delaware tickets available For the first time, the Miss Delaware Scholarship Pageant will be a three-night pageant. Preliminary competitions will be held on Thursday, June 12 and Friday, June 13, with the final competition and crowning of Miss Delaware 2008 on Saturday, June 14. The 67th Annual Miss Delaware Scholarship Pageant will be held in the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Dover, at 7:30 p.m. Nineteen young women from throughout the state will compete for the title of Miss Delaware 2008, scholarship awards, and the opportunity to represent Delaware at the Miss America Pageant. Contestants will compete in private interview, talent, evening wear, on-stage question, and physical fitness in swimsuit. The pageant emcee will be Susan Powell, Miss America 1981. The Miss Delaware Organization is affiliated with the Miss America Organization, the largest provider of scholarship money for young women in the nation. The Miss Delaware Organization is a non-profit organization, which awards approximately $40,000 a year in scholarship money to Delaware’s outstanding young women. Miss Delaware 2008 will represent Delaware in the Miss America 2009 Pageant, competing for additional scholarship money. During the year, the new Miss Delaware will make appearances through-

out the state, performing her talent, speaking as an advocate for her personal platform issue, and as a spokesperson for the Children’s Miracle Network and the educational program, Character Counts! Tickets may be purchased by calling Dover Downs Hotel & Casino VIP Services at 800-711-5882 or 302-674-4600, ext. 3275. Tickets range in price from $20 to $40. Tickets are also available for the Miss Delaware 2008 Reception honoring the newly crowned Miss Delaware 2008 and the Miss Delaware 2008 contestants. The event is held immediately following the pageant, Saturday, June 14 in the lobby area of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. The cost is $25 per person and includes refreshments. Tickets must be purchased in advance, no later than June 6. Contact Georgeann White at 302-934-9797 or For more information, visit

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One of America’s most beloved musicals hits Sussex County on Saturday, May 17, showcasing a touching story about hope that appeals to young and old alike. Young actors from The Jefferson School will portray the famous musical’s flamboyant characters at 7 p.m. Saturday at Sussex Central Middle School located at 301 West Market St. in Georgetown. Tickets are $4 per person. Based on the popular comic strip, “Little Orphan Annie,” the play centers around a spunky Depression-era orphan (Kate Bagshaw, 8, of Seaford) who is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan (Brenna Gause, 11, of Harbeson). In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finds a new family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks (Jack Kelly, 12, of Lewes), his personal secretary Grace Farrell (Kimberly Herrera, 11, of Georgetown) and a lovable mutt named Sandy (Sam Ratner, 8, of Lewes). The Jefferson School is an independent forward-thinking school in Georgetown for children ages 3-13. Since opening in Sept. 1992, the school has gained a repu-

Kate Bagshaw, 8, of Seaford, plays Annie in the musical 'Annie,' which is being presented by The Jefferson School in Georgetown at Sussex Central Middle School at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

tation for academic excellence. The school philosophy centers around a child-centered approach that respects the individual learning style of each student. For more information, call 302-8563300.

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MORNING STAR • MAY 15 - 21, 2008


Soft-shell crab’s misfortune is gourmand’s good luck I walked into a local ORETTA seafood store last week and was delighted to find, gracefully lolling on their icy beds, several naked Callinectes lapidus. It’s pretty certain they weren’t quite so ecstatic to be caught in that compromising position but the return of the soft shell blue crab sure puts a smile on my face. For aliens to the Eastern Shore, here’s how we get soft shells. Crabs’ shells don’t expand as the crabs grow so they shed them when they’re too tight. For an agonizingly brief period of time (usually about 4 days) they remain vulnerably naked before a larger shell forms. They’re kept fresh and whisked to market to be sold and can be eaten in their entirety. Pricey soft shells most definitely fall into the “delicacy” category but for those of us who love them, they’re worth the splurge at least once a season. Here are two wonderful ways to prepare these fragile beauties. But beware, they like to put up a fight when they hit the pan!


Soft-Shelled Crabs Meunière Makes 2 main-course servings. Basic and yummy. 1 cup whole milk 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 4 small (4-inch-wide) live softshelled crabs, cleaned 1 cup Wondra or all-purpose flour 4 tablespoons clarified butter 1 and 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 3 pieces 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flatleaf parsley Combine milk, salt and pepper in a shallow dish and soak crabs 5 minutes. Lift 1 crab out of milk, letting excess drip off, and dredge in flour. Knock off excess flour and transfer to a tray. Repeat with remaining crabs, arranging them in one layer as coated. Heat clarified butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté crabs, upside down, 2 minutes. Turn over and sauté until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer crabs to a serving dish. Add butter pieces to skillet and cook until golden brown with a nutty aroma. Add lemon juice and parsley (mixture will bubble up) and remove from heat. Season sauce with salt and pepper and drizzle over crabs. Cook’s note: If the crabs you get are larger and don’t fit four to the skillet, cook them in batches using more clarified butter.


The Practical Gourmet To clarify butter: Cut unsalted butter into 1inch pieces and melt in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and let stand 3 minutes. Skim froth and slowly pour butter into a measuring cup, leaving milky solids in bottom of pan. Discard milky solids. One stick (1/2 cup) of butter will yield 5 to 6 tablespoons of clarified butter.

soning, salt and pepper. Lay the crabs in the buttermilk mixture and marinate, covered, in the refrigerator for 1 hour; soaking the crabs in buttermilk helps plump them up when cooked. Remove the crabs from the milk bath and let the excess drip off. Pour 2 inches of oil in a heavy frying pan or large pot and heat to 350 degrees F. Put the flour in a pie dish or

plate and season with a fair amount of salt and pepper. Dredge the crabs in the seasoned flour to coat, shaking off the excess. Lay the crabs in the hot oil in a single layer without crowding; you may have to fry them in batches. Be careful, the crabs have a tendency to pop and spatter. Cook the crabs for about 3 minutes on each side, turning once, until golden brown. Drain

on paper towels. To assemble, combine the watercress, lettuce and onion slices in a mixing bowl. Pour in 1/2 cup of the green goddess dressing, tossing to coat. Arrange the salad on a serving platter, put the fried crabs on top, and grate the hard-boiled egg over the whole thing. Garnish with lemon wedges and serve immediately.

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Soft-Shell Crab Salad with Green Goddess Dressing Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence and JoAnn Cianciulli. This is a fancier version fit for company. Serves 4 Green Goddess Dressing: 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 lemon, juiced 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 3 anchovy fillets 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon leaves 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Crabs: 2 cups buttermilk 1 tablespoon crab boil seasoning Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 medium soft-shell crabs, cleaned and rinsed Vegetable oil, for frying 2 cups all-purpose flour Salad: 2 bunches watercress, trimmed 1 head bibb lettuce, trimmed and hand torn 1/2 red onion, sliced 1 hard boiled egg Lemon wedges, for serving To make the green goddess dressing, puree the ingredients together in a blender, until light green and creamy. Cover and stick the dressing in the fridge to allow the flavors to come together. To prepare the soft-shell crabs: Pour the buttermilk in a shallow bowl large enough to hold all the crabs. Season the buttermilk with crab boil sea-

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MORNING STAR • MAY 15 - 21, 2008

Police Journal Man charged in Seaford shooting

A 20-year-old Cambridge, Md., man wanted by Delaware state troopers for attempted murder was apprehended on May 7 in Salisbury, Md. The charges against Jamar T. Cornish stem from a March incident in a mobile home park near Seaford in which six people were shot. United States marshals located Cornish after an anonymous tip led law enforcement officers to the Days Inn in the 2500 block of N. Salisbury Boulevard. With assistance from the Salisbury Police Department and the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, the marshals took Cornish into custody without incident at approximately 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 7. Cornish had been staying in a room at the hotel, police said. In March, state police detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Cornish, charging him with seven counts of first-degree attempted murder, second-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. Police said that on March 2, six subjects between the ages of 20 and 49 were standing around a bonfire in the 25000 block of Elder Street in the Mobile Gardens mobile home community. Cornish reportedly walked up and started acting strangely. According to the victims, Cornish pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the group and fired at random, police said. One of the bullets struck a 27-year-old Seaford man in the leg and hip. Cornish, also wanted by Maryland officials for robbery and assault, is being held by the Wicomico County Sheriffs Office and will be arrested once he is extradited to Delaware.

Bridgeville couple arrested

As the result of a state police weeklong investigation into illegal drug sales at a Bridgeville home, a man and his girlfriend were arrested May 8. Jarrett Blades, 21, and his girlfriend, Stacy Falkenheimer, 19, both of Bridgeville, were each charged with possession Blades of a firearm during the commission of a felony (felony), possession with intent to deliver

marijuana (felony), maintaining a dwelling for keeping a controlled substance (felony), second degree conspiracy (felony), endangering the welfare of a child (misdemeanor) and six counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor). Police said that Sussex Drug Unit detectives and Troop 5 officers responded to the dwelling, in the 9000 block of the Rifle Range Road, after receiving a number of citizen complaints alleging that marijuana sales were occurring there. Officials from the Division of Youth and Family Services also received information indicating that a child, later identified as the 2year-old niece of Stacy Falkenheimer, resided in the home. On May 8 at approximately 6:30 p.m., state troopers and detectives searched the home. During the search, police reportedly found 113 grams of marijuana packaged for distribution, scales, plastic baggies, drug paraphernalia and a loaded .45-caliber Taurus semi automatic pistol. Blades and Falkenheimer were arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $12,000 unsecured bond.

Troopers seize drugs and firearms

On Thursday, May 8, state troopers from Troop 5 and Sussex Drug Unit detectives charged an Ellendale couple with various drug related offenses after a search of their home reportedly revealed guns, cash and marijuana. At approximately 9:30 p.m., troopers went to the residence of Ralph E. R. Smith Smith Jr., 57, and his 56year-old wife, Paula Smith, in the 15000 block of Red Bud Lane. Troopers had obtained a search warrant for the property after they learned that Ralph Smith was not in compliance with condition of a recognizance bond isP. Smith sued by the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas, police said. He had been ordered by the court not to possess any weapons. During the search, troopers reportedly



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Delaware State Police have apprehended a 24-year-old Federalsburg, Md., man after an anonymous tip to his whereabouts led to his arrest. After arresting the man, police learned that he was also wanted in Seaford. Troopers received information that Joseph Z. Stanley, who was wanted by the Dorchester County Sheriff's Department on burglary and weapons charges, was staying at a residence on President Drive


in the Capital Park community in Dover. Troopers went to the residence at 7 p.m., Sunday, May 11, and were able to take Stanley into custody without incident. During the investigation, troopers also learned Stanley was wanted by the Seaford Police Department for failing to stop on the command of a police officer charge. Stanley has been turned over to the Seaford Police Department to answer to that charge.

Police investigating theft of metal

Delaware State Police are investigating the theft of approximately 3,500 pounds of scrap construction steel. Troopers responded to a private residence in the 26000 block of Butler Branch Road, Seaford, after a 67-year-old resident reported he had several pieces of scrap metal steel removed from disabled vehicles on his property. Investigators learned the crime occurred between Thursday, May 8, at 6:30 a.m. and Friday, May 9, at 6:45 p.m. An unknown suspect entered the property, police said, and removed items consisting of vehicle motors, air conditioner coils and radiators. Police are asking for anyone with information to contact investigators at Troop #4 at 302-856-5850 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

Notices of sex offenders available

Delaware State Police continues to arrest individuals who fail to comply with their verification requirements. State police remind all citizens that they can sign up for a free online email notification pertaining to sex offenders. This subscription service has been established by the state of Delaware to provide information concerning changes and additions to the Delaware State Police, State Bureau of Identification Sex Offender Central Registry. People who are interested in subscribing to receive email notifications pertaining to sex offenders may do so by creating an account with the Delaware Information Subscription Service at and subscribing to the Sex Offender Notification Subscription. CO RE UPO QU N IR ED

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found marijuana in the house. Detectives from the Sussex Drug Unit responded to the house and conducted an additional search. During the search, troopers and detectives reportedly located two and a half pounds of marijuana packaged for distribution. Officers also located scales and drug paraphernalia and seized $1,816 in cash, police said. Police also reportedly seized a loaded .22-caliber North American Arms handgun and a loaded Smith and Wesson .38-caliber handgun. Twenty-two additional firearms ranging from handguns to assault rifles were also confiscated, police said. Ralph Smith was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony (felony), possession with the intent to distribute marijuana (felony), maintaining a dwelling for keeping a controlled substance (felony), second degree conspiracy (felony) and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor). He was also arrested for two counts of non-compliance with Conditions of Recognizance Bond or Conditions (felony). He was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $58,500 secured bond. Paula Smith was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony (felony), possession with the intent to distribute marijuana (felony), maintaining a dwelling for keeping a controlled substance (felony), second-degree conspiracy (felony) and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor). She was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Women’s Correctional Institution in lieu of $48,500 secured bond.

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

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ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES DINING ROOM SET, made by Bassett in 20's or 30's. Table w/leaf & 4 chairs, professionally re-glued & upholstered. Includes sideboard & buffet. Dark wood, very ornate, must see! A steal at $395. 337-8068, 11am - 9pm. 5/15

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PAGE 32 RED CANNA ROOTS, 25¢ ea. 875-5788. 5/8 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 3 CB SETS, power supply, CB walkie talkie, auto antenna. 875-9053. 5/1 186 BEER BOTTLES, extra strength for making home brew. 875-9053. 5/1 CHAIR, overstuffed, brown. 875-9053. 5/1 FOOSBALL TABLE, $100. 875-3066. 5/1 CRAFTSMAN REAR-TINE TILLER, used 1 time, like new, reversible. Dual rotating tines, 17" tilling path, Spring special: $500. 6289245. 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

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PUBLIC AUCTION Saturday, May 17, 2008 -- 10:00 a.m. Real Estate, Furniture, Glassware & Misc. Items Location: 28599 Seaford Rd., Laurel, Del. When traveling on Rt. 13, turn west onto Camp rd., go to stop sign & turn right onto Seaford Rd. Sale approx. 2/10 mile on the right. Household Items & Furniture: Spinning wheel, Thomasville 4-pc. cherry bedroom suite, 6-pc. maple bedroom suite, 3-pc. living room suite w/wood trim, 2 cane bottom hip chairs, claw foot drop-leaf table, sitting chairs, 4-pc. wrought iron porch set, oak hall tree, upholstered chairs, horse hair sofa, rockers, cane back rockers, oak dresser, Kenmore sewing machine, rope bottom chair, end table & coffee table, magazine rack, porch furniture, Kenmore washer & GE dryer, oval wall mirror, Fostoria square pedestal cake plate, Cambridge House rose point pattern pitcher & 8 glasses, sterling candlesticks, sterling sale & pepper, sugar & creamer, 10 place setting of Haviland China w/ serving pieces, rectangle gold plate mirror, crystal hanging chandelier w/candle sticks, silver tea set, costume jewelry, spoon collection, ice bowl & glasses, old bottles, covered mustard jar, Waterford crystal, state & church plates, pink depression sherbets, gold edge sandwich plates, crab cake molds, bone dishes, crock jug, old books, USA pieces, 3 digit Seaford yard stick, tea set, glass elephants, Enterprise meat grinder, bone dishes, flower cart, old camera, mantel clock, foot stools, marble base candle sticks, picture frames, dresser set, Scotty dog figurines, mink stole & muffs, TV, soup tourine, J. Guthrey serving spoons, wine decanters, baskets, iron wheelbarrow, yard tools, tool boxes, tools, ladders, and many other items too numerous to mention. Terms On Personal Property: Cash or approved checks day of sale.

OPEN HOUSE ON PROPERTY: Sun., May 11, 10 am - 1 p.m. or by contacting Auctioneer. REAL ESTATE: The property consist of a lot 92+/- ft. x 220+/- ft. with the following improvements: Older 2-story house with 4 BRs 1 1/2 baths, oil heat, 24’ x 10’ portable garage. The property is being sold as-is, where-is, with no expressed or implied warranty. Terms of Real Estate: $15,000 down day of sale in cash or certified funds (nonrefundable) with balance due in 45 days from date of sale. The property is being offered as-is. Buyer and Seller to split equally all county and state transfer tax. Buyer to pay all other costs associated with preparing and recording of deed and any other cost that may occur. If above terms are not complied with, the down payment shall be forfeited. Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, but it is their intent to sell said property.

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• MAY 15 - 21, 2008

LEGALS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LITTLE CREEK HUNDRED Subd. #2006-69 Notice is hereby given that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, JUNE 12, 2008, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of CLEARLAKE PROPERTIES, LLC to consider the Subdivision of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, by dividing 86.00 acres into 134 lots, (Cluster Development), and a variance from the maximum allowed cul-de-sac length of 1,000 feet, located north and south of Route 54, 3,050 feet east of Road 504. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this application may be examined by interested parties in the County Planning and Zoning Office, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 5/15/1tc

LEGAL NOTICE ON JUNE 9, 2008 at 11:00 a.m., Laurel Storage Center, Road 468, Laurel, DE will conduct a sale pursuant to Title 25, DEL. C. ANN. 4904-4905. The contents of the following bins will be sold: Bin #(s)138 Damon T. Smith. BIDDERS: Call office on day of sale to confirm, (302) 875-5931. 5/8/2tc

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 ap-

PAGE 33 pliances 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

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

said Co-Executrices on or before the 11th day of December, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executrices: Barbara B. Dennis 18063 White Oak Drive Milton, DE 19968 Dawn E. Crouch 18063 White Oak Drive Milton, DE 19968 Attorney: Barbara O'Leary Barbara-Cherrix O'Leary, Esq. P.O. Box 305 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 Pursuant to Chancery Court Rule 190 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 5/15/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Julia L. (Elizabeth) Price, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Julia L. (Elizabeth) Price who departed this life on the 5th day of April, A.D. 2008 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Joan E. Simpson, Joseph M. Price, Harry L. Price on the 30th day of April, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 5th day of December, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Joan E. Simpson 504 S. Kaywood Dr. Salisbury, MD 21804 Joseph M. Price 112 Iroquois Ct. The Woods, Newark, DE 19702 Harry L. Price 10430 44th Ave. Beltsville, MD 20705 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 5/15/3tc

NOTICE NOTICE Estate of Ellen M. Brown, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Ellen M. Brown who departed this life on the 11th day of April, A.D. 2008 late of Milton, DE were duly granted unto Barbara B. Dennis, Dawn E. Crouch on the 5th day of May, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executrices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the

Estate of Kenneth Ralph Cox, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Kenneth Ralph Cox who departed this life on the 15th day of November, A.D. 2007 late of Delmar, DE were duly granted unto Robert D. Cox on the 23rd day of April, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administrator without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the See LEGALS—page 35

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NOTICE Estate of Mae Dickerson Oliphant, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Mae Dickerson Oliphant who departed this life on the 30th day of March, A.D. 2008 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Lorraine O. Bozman, Colleen O. Herman on the 24th day of April, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrices on or before the 30th day of November, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrices: Lorraine O. Bozman 11449 Whitesville Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Colleen O. Herman 24716 Shoreline Dr. Millsboro, DE 19966 David L. Wilson

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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.

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SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL THAT certain tract, piece or parcel of land, situate and lying in the City of Seaford, Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, known as Lot No. 4, of lands of James Russell subdivision and being more

PUBLIC NOTICE You are hereby notified the below matter will be before: The City of Seaford Mayor and Council for their review on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, in their Council Chambers at 414 High St., Seaford, Delaware. Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company (ESNG) desires to extend its main through the streets of the City of Seaford to provide service to a single user located in Sussex County outside the city limits of Seaford. (See Exhibit A below) Issued this 29th day of April, 2008 pursuant to the Rules heretofore adopted by the City of Seaford. THE CITY OF SEAFORD Dolores J. Slatcher, City Manager


• MAY 15 - 21, 2008 particularly bounded and described, as follows, towit: BEGINNING at a concrete monument found along the Southerly side of Elm Street, a corner for this lot and Lot 3 thence from said point of beginning and running along and with the line of Elm Street North 52 degrees 43 minutes 19 seconds East 89.43 feet to a bolt found a corner for this to and Lot 5 thence turning and running with the line of Lot 5 South 21 degrees 38 minutes 12 seconds East 133.88 feet to a cross walk found along the Northerly right of way line of Harrington Street thence turning and running with the line of Harrington Street with a curve having a radius of 1487.07 feet an arc length of 82.01 feet a chord bearing of North 66 degrees 47 minutes 9 seconds East 82 feet to a cross mark found a corner for this lot and lot 3 thence turning and running with the line of Lot 3 North 24 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds West 127.54 feet to a concrete monument found the point and place of beginning. AND BEING the same lands and premises conveyed unto Barry A. Weinisch and Frances J. Weinisch, by deed of James E. Parker, Jr. dated December 16, 2005 and of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware in deed Book 3247 Page 1. Tax Parcel: 5-31-13.10123.03 Property Address: 613 Elm Street, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before June 2, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on June 6, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the

cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of BARRY A. & FRANCES J. WEINISCH and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 5/8/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain piece, parcel and tract of land lying and being situate In the Town of Laurel, Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware described more particularly: BEGINNING at a drill hole set on the northerly right-of-way line of Seventh Street said point being a common corner of lands of James L. and Katherine E. Cartwright; thence with said right-of-way line North 72 degrees 43 minutes 59 seconds West a distance of 35.00 feet to a point thence turning and leaving said right of way line and with lands of New Zion Church Cemetery North 25 degrees 13 minutes 59 seconds East a distance of 1.11 feet to a nai1 found; thence continuing North 25 degrees 13 minutes 59 seconds East a distance of 90.89 feet a total distance of 92.00 feet to a concrete monument found; thence turning and continuing with New Zion Church Cemetery South 71 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East a distance of 25.00 feet to a pipe found at a common corner of lands of James L. & Katherine E. Cartwright; thence turning and with lands of James L. & Katherine E. Cartwright South 19 degrees 00 minutes 10 seconds West a distance of 90.40 feet home to the point and place of Beginning said to contain 2,724 square feet of land be the same more or less, As shown on a plat by Temple-Sellers, Inc. dated June 27, 2000.

SUBJECT to restrictions, easements or agreements asset forth in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware. BEING the same lands and premises which Ruth E. Wilkins did by deed dated July 29, 1949 and recorded in Deed Book 385, Page 421 did grant and convey unto Jesse Coard and Mae M. Dutton Coard in fee. AND the said Jesse Coard died on 4/15/72 leaving Mae M. Dutton as surviving joint tenant. The said Mae M. Dutton Coard died on 2/12/81 and by her Will as recorded in Sussex County Register of Wills in Book 105, Page 197 did devise the said property unto Albert Bernard Matthews: The said Albert Bernard Matthews died on 5/7/90 intestate, and the said property passed to his mother, Rosa Mae Matthews by intestate succession. The said Rosa Mae Matthews died on 01/20/90, intestate at which time the property passed to Rosa M. Matthews, Lorne E. Matthews, Melvin B. Matthews, Vera E. Ames (n/k/a Vera E. Matthews), Jessica Matthews and Anthony Matthews. BEING THE SAME lands and premises by which Rosa M. Mathews, Lorne E. Mathews, Vera E. Matthews Jessica Matthews and Anthony Matthews in Deed Dated September 2000, Recorded December 18th, 2000 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County and the State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2549, Page 298, did grant and convey unto Joseph Stancell. Tax Parcel: 4-32-8.06294.00 Property Address: 511 West 7th Street, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before June 2, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on June 6, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also See LEGALS—page 36

PAGE 36 LEGALS - from Page 35 subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JOSEPH STANCELL and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 5/8/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain Lot, piece and parcel of land situate, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, lying on the Southeastern right-of-way of County Road #516 (50 R/W), being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at a point of beginning, said point of beginning being 229' +/- from the intersection of County Road #516 and County Road #525, and also being a corner for these lands and lands now or formerly of Cherell S. Carter; thence from the said point of beginning by and along the common boundary line of these lands and lands now or formerly of Cherell S. Carter South 58 deg. 27' 40" East 165.18 feet to an iron pipe found; thence turning and running South 31 deg. 32' 20" West 113.81 feet to an iron pipe found; thence turning and running by and along a common boundary line of these lands and lands now or formerly of Ronald E. Hastings North 70 deg. 49' 12" West 169.10 feet to an iron pipe found; thence turning and running by and along the Southeastern right-of-way of County Road #516 North

MORNING STAR 31 deg. 32'20" East 150.00 feet, home to the place of Beginning, and said to contain 0.5002 acres of land, be the same more or less, as surveyed by MillerLewis, Inc., Registered Surveyors, on 9/22/97. BEING the same land and premises that David B. Webb, Jr. by Deed dated October 16, 1997 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2239, Page 246, did grant and convey unto Elva M. Williams, in fee. Tax Parcel: 2-31-12.00162.03 Property Address: 24433 Concord Pond Road, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before June 2, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on June 6, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of ELVA M. WILLIAMS and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 5/8/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a First Pluries writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County

Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain piece, parcel and tract of land being situate in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware and being and described more particularly as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at a rebar set on the westerly side of U.S. Route 13-A and being a corner for this Lot and Parcel "B" to be conveyed to Richard M. Lloyd, II; thence with Parcel "B" North 74° -41' -00" West a distance of 431.80 feet to a rebar set; thence with lands of Conrail Railroad North 11 ° -46' -35" West a distance of 193.42 feet to a rebar set; thence with lands of Melvin A. Stanley North 74° -25' -00" East a distance of 418.82 feet to a rebar set; thence with U.S. Route 13A South 15° -37' -20" East a distance of 195.00 feet home to the point and place of beginning said to contain 1.8942 acres of land be the same more or less. As shown on a plat by TempleSellers, Inc. dated Aug. 25, 2004. BEING the same land and premises that Richard M. Lloyd and Sandra K. Lloyd, by deed dated September 14, 2004 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware in Deed Book 3047 Page 111 did grant and convey unto Larry S. Winston, in fee. Tax Parcel: 1-32-6.00190.00 Property Address: 26446 Seaford Road, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before June 2, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on June 6, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent

• MAY 15 - 21, 2008 to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of LARRY S. WINSTON and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 5/8/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate on the northeast intersection of Lincoln Avenue and North Second Street, in the Town of Delmar, Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, adjoining lands now or formerly of Raymond B. Wilkinson, Jr., and lands now or formerly of Frank D. Bonsall, Jr., and being more particularly described in a survey prepared by Hall & Parker, Registered Land Surveyor, dated July 18, 1990, as follows, to wit BEGINNING at a point located on the outer edge of a sidewalk at the northeast intersection of Lincoln Avenue and North Second Street; thence running along and with the line of lands herein and the easterly side of North Second Street North 12 degrees 13 minutes 23 seconds East for a distance of 60.42 feet to a point; said point lying on the inner edge of a 4.5 foot sidewalk and also marking a corner for the lands herein and lands now or formerly of Raymond B. Wilkinson, Jr.; thence turning and running along and with the line of lands herein and said Wilkinson lands South 84 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East for a distance of 131.56 feet to a iron pipe found, said iron pipe lying in the line of lands now or formerly of Frank D. Bonsall, Jr.;

thence turning and running along and with the line of lands herein and said Bonsall lands South 05 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West for a distance of 60.00 feet to a point, said point lying on the northerly side of Lincoln Avenue; thence turning and running along and with the line of lands herein and the northerly side of Lincoln Avenue North 84 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West for a distance of 138.63 feet to a point, marking the point and place of beginning, said to contain 8,106 square feet, more or less, together with all improvements thereon. BEING the same land and premises that Lynn Michelle Wright, John Craig Moore and Shannon Renee Moore by deed dated April 20, 2005 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware in Deed Book 3132, Page 135, did grant and convey unto Kristine Littleton, in fee. Tax Parcel: 5-32-20.1465.00 Property Address: 400 North 2nd Street, Delmar Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before June 2, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on June 6, 2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in

execution the property of KRISTINE LITTLETON and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 5/8/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece and parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, being Lot #14 of "Town's End South" located on the south side of County Road #494 and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a pipe set in the southerly right of way line of Sussex County Road #494, said pipe being 0.315 miles more or less East of Sussex County Road 493; thence South 29 degrees 49 minutes 05 seconds West 290.50 feet along Lot #15, to a pipe set; thence turning and running North 60 degrees 10 minutes 55 seconds West 150.00 feet to a pipe set; thence turning and running North 29 degrees 49 minutes 05 seconds East 290.50 feet along Lot #13 to a pipe set in the southerly right of way line of Sussex County Road #494; thence, turning and running South 60 degrees 10 minutes 55 seconds East 150.00 feet along the southerly right of way line of Sussex County Road #494 to a pipe set and the point and place of beginning, said to contain 1.0003 acres, more or less, as shown on a survey of Miller-Lewis, Inc., dated March 1, 1999 and recorded with this deed. Being the same lands and premises which Sharon E. Cline and Ashley Cline did grant and convey unto Michael B. Cline by deed dated November 30, 2005 and recorded on December 1, 2005 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 03238 Page 175. Tax Parcel: 4-32-6.0095.00 Property Address: 6056 Old Sharptown Road, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash See LEGALS—page 37

MORNING STAR • MAY 15 - 21, 2008


On the Record Marriage Licenses

Sussex County Clerk of the Peace George Parish joyfully announces the following couples have obtained marriage licenses: Darrel B. Botdorf, Laurel to Dorothy J. Clapper, Laurel Joseph L. DeShields, Seaford to April Michelle Groomes, Seaford William John Galbraith, III, Rehoboth Beach to Stephanie Michelle Lankford, Seaford Kenneth Everett Wilson, Sr., Seaford to Dawn Marie Walls, Seaford Soudany Junior Bennefield, Georgetown to Anastasia Mone Horsey, Bridgeville Roger Lee Baker, Laurel to Shannon Nicole Whaley, Laurel Dean J. Creigh, Laurel to Theresa M. Stec, Laurel Durron Ethan Jones, Delmar to Tina D. Tull, Delmar Edward J. Lofland, Seaford to Dianne Windella Spry, Seaford Steven Jeremy Fugate, Oro Valley, Ariz. to Susan Ward Myers, Oro Valley, Ariz.


12/05/07, Norma Lee Conaway, Attorney-In-Fact for Irene S. Hastings to Gene R. and Sandra F. Littleton, Parcel No. 1, Lot No. 1, and Parcel No. II, Lot

No. 2, Section A, Dogwood Acres, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $270,600 12/05/07, Mahetta Construction, L.L.C. to James and Shelley Huffman, Lot No. 1, Lands of James F. Neal, Russell W. Neal, and Barry K. Neal, subdivision, Broad Creek Hundred, $213,967 11/12/07, Milton D. and Irene J. Foskey to Jason Frame and Thelma I. Prince, parcel, Little Creek Hundred, $210,000 11/28/07, Samuel A. Gaines to Jack M. Daniels, Parcel B, Little Creek Hundred, $50,000 11/29/07, Jesse J. and Christine E. Brock to Winsferd Ray Jr. and Josephine C. Hutchins, parcel, Broad Creek Hundred, $195,000 12/05/07, Glatfelter Holdings, LLC to Nanticoke Headwaters LLC, parcels, Gumboro and Little Creek Hundred, $8,200,800 11/28/07, Cosentino, LLC to Lucas C. Conner, Parcel A, Northwest Fork Hundred, $205,000 11/19/07, North State Street Properties – Governor’s Grant, LLC, a/k/a North State Street Properties – Governor’s Grant, LLC to Benjamin J. and Sharon G. Parker, Lot No. 46, Governor’s Grant, Town of Seaford, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $292,619

11/30/07, J.L. and Shirley Absher to David B. Jr. and Tabitha D. Nichols, parcel, Town of Seaford, Seaford Hundred, $180,000 12/07/07, Lewis Dean Adkins, Co-Executor of Lewis J. Adkins Estate and Cheryl Adkins Yarema, Co-Executrix of Lewis J. Adkins Estate to Ashley W. Reid, parcel, Little Creek Hundred, $135,000 11/30/07, Amber L. BanksGabel to Richard Martin, parcel, Broad Creek Hundred, $48,000 11/30/07, Mary F. Reed to Ralph Smack and Tawanda Jenkins, parcel, Town of Blades, Broad Creek Hundred, $149,350 12/07/07, A to Z Builders Contractors, Inc. to Jonlyn of Seaford, LLC, Lot No. 1, and part of Lot No. 2, Section II, Westview, Town of Seaford, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $138,500

Building Permits 04/23/08, Gary W. and Joy W. Hill, W/Rt. No. 13A, Seaford Hundred, Interior/Exterior Renovations, $10,000 04/24/08, Eugene J. Nichols, Sr., Pond Haven, Lot No. 20, Nanticoke Hundred, Det. Garage, $11,648

Guardrail upgrades are announced The Department of Transportation announces that Collinson Inc. will be removing and replacing guardrails on the following roadways in Sussex County: • Route 9/Lewes/Georgetown Highway from Prettyman Road to Harbeson Road • Route 20/Stein Highway from Figgs Road to Sussex Avenue • Columbia Road from Delmar Road to May Twilley Road • Patriots Way from Avenue of Honor to Zoar Road • Beaver Dam Road from LEGALS - from Page 36 or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before June 2, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on June 6,

Kendale Road to Fisher Road • Robinsonville Road from Conley Chapel Road to Harts Road • Zoar Road from Gravel Hill Road to Lawson Road • Middleford Road from Route 13 to North Shore Drive • Shortly Road from Alms House Road to Route 113 • Woodland Road from Woodland Ferry Road to Lonesome Road • Woodland Road from Butler Branch Road to Figgs/Craigs Mill Road • Woodland Road from Fig-

2008 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a

gs/Craigs Mill Road to Sussex Avenue • Rifle Range Road from Route 13 to Oak Road Intermittent daytime lane restrictions will occur beginning Monday, May 12 and ending Friday, June 13, weather permitting. Motorists should drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones. For the latest in traffic and related information, visit or tune-in to WTMC-AM 1380.

proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of MICHAEL B. CLINE and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 5/8/2tc

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MORNING STAR • MAY 15 - 21, 2008

Education Students are honored at Del Tech awards ceremony fice Software Specialist - Mary S. Bailey, Milton Applied Agriculture Technology/Horticulture - Rebecca Spence, Bethel Engineering Technology degree, Architectural Engineering Technology - Jacob Burton, Milton Civil Engineering Technology - Grant Parker, Greenwood Construction Management Technology Tatiana Ioppa, Milton Design Engineering Technology - John Justice, Laurel Electronics Engineering Technology Lucy Jarrell, Harrington Allied Health degree, Medical Laboratory Technology - Chavon Reeves, Camden-Wyoming Biotechnology - Keith Ballard, Dover Occupational Therapy Technology Ron Breeding, Houston Physical Therapist Assistant Technology - Robin Reynolds, Greenwood Radiologic Technology - Matthew Burris, Dover Respiratory Care Technology Stephanie Fogel, Laurel Veterinary Technology - Carrie Bledsoe, Camden Associate Degree Nursing - Patricia Rowley, Milton Allied Health diploma, Practical Nursing - Danielle Sanchez, Milford Industrial Education degree, Automotive Technology - Joseph D. Lewis, Laurel Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning technology - Ray B. Parsons, Camden-Wyoming Industrial Education diploma, Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning Technology - Brandon S. Truitt, Seaford Commercial Transportation - Kenneth J. McCumbee, Dagsboro Public Service degree, Communications - Mary Daisey, Dagsboro Criminal Justice Technology - Mario Laz, Georgetown Human Services Technology - Jaclyn Campbell, Milford Early Childhood Education Technolo-

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The 28th annual Student Awards Program was held on Monday, May 5, at Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. Awards were presented to one student in each diploma/degree curriculum. Selections for these yearly awards are based on academic excellence, relationship with peers and staff and other campus/community service contributions. In addition, the Andre Higgins Alumni Graduation Award was presented to a graduating student who has distinguished himself or herself while pursuing an academic career. The Bernard Luterancik Engineering Award went to an outstanding student in the Architectural Engineering Technology program. Two special presentations were made by the Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Beta Gamma honor societies, and the Owens Campus members of the 2008 AllDelaware Academic Team were recognized. One of the team members was also recognized as the 2008 New Century Scholar for the state of Delaware. The 2008 Outstanding Student Award recipients were: Business Technologies degree, Business Administration Technology/Accounting - Tambra Wharton, Millsboro Business Administration Technology/Business/General - Amanda Hunsberger, Bridgeville Business Administration Technology/Management & Marketing Samuel Tatis, Bridgeville Computer Information Systems Technology - Andrew J. Seefried, Delmar Computer Information Systems Technology/Microcomputers & Networking Carl L. Wright, Harbeson Entrepreneurship Technology - Rob Nicholson, Lewes Office Administration Technology - Joy E. Lewis, Lincoln Office Administration Technology/Legal Assistant - Tara L. Brittingham, Delmar Office Administration Technology/Of-

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CEREMONY POSTPONED - Wind gusts approaching 50 mph, torrential rain and flooding throughout the tri-state area caused Wilmington University to postpone its commencement ceremony that was scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, May 12, at the William A. Carter Partnership Center on Delaware Technical and Community College’s Owens Campus. The Georgetown commencement was held Wednesday, May 14, at the same location. During the ceremony, 216 students from Wilmington University’s southern Delaware locations including Dover, Dover Air Force Base and Georgetown earned degrees.

gy-0-K Option - Meghan M. Hudson, Georgetown Early Childhood Education Technology/Early Childhood Development - Evelyn Boyer, Harrington Elementary Education - Laura P. Stout, Lincoln Mathematics Secondary Education - Jacob Bostaph, Ocean View Paraeducator - Nancy M. Parramore, Selbyville Special student awards Andre Higgins Alumni Graduation Award - Raquel Wilson, Seaford

Bernard Luterancik Engineering Award Juan Gonzalez, Laurel Special presentation awards Alpha Beta Gamma Honor Society Keisha Sullivan, Bridgeville Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society - Brian Spencer, Delmar, Md. Members of the 2008 All-Delaware Academic Team - Linda M. Bretzer, Georgetown; Kerbey M. Gallo, Greenwood 2008 New Century Scholar - Linda M. Bretzer, Georgetown

Woman is Cooperative Extension intern Launching an entomology curriculum at local libraries, revising and refining a parenting newsletter, assisting with food and nutrition programs at 4-H summer camps. This summer, five University of Delaware students will get the opportunity to work on these and other career-related projects as the new Cooperative Extension Scholars for 2008. Among them will be Wendee Killmon, Bridgeville, who is majoring in communications and agriculture and natural resources and who will work with Doug

Crouse assisting with summer day camps, the 4-H military initiative, the Delaware State Fair and in the preparation of educational kits for 4-H After School Clubs. The Extension Scholar program taps into the professional expertise of Cooperative Extension staff members to enhance students’ education. Scholars receive a stipend of $3,000 plus an allowance of up to $500 for job-related travel and other expenses. This year’s pool of applicants was the largest ever.




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Education Briefs Deadline to nominate for alumni award is May 16

TRADITIONS SHARED - Students from 37 countries gathered to share the food, music and traditions of their countries on April 10 at Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. From left are Hyunkyung Lim, Jeong A Son and So Youn Ji, who wore traditional clothes and shared food from South Korea.

Top high schoolers are honored at scholars’ dinner Top students from Delaware’s 33 public high schools were honored as exemplary scholars of the graduating class of 2008 by government and education officials at the annual Secretary of Education’s Scholars Dinner held at the Sheraton Inn and Conference Center in Dover on May 7. The scholars were nominated by their principals and selected for the honor based on a record of academic excellence and community service. Many students have received awards of state, regional or national significance. “The academic scholars of the graduating class of 2008 are very talented young men and women,” said Gov. Ruth Ann Minner. “They have not only demonstrated success in the classroom, but they have also dedicated themselves to their schools and their communities. These outstanding young people have set the standard for their fellow students and represent academic excellence in the state of Delaware.”

In addition to Minner and Deputy Secretary Wilson, guests included Lt. Gov. John Carney; Jean Allen, president of the State Board of Education; Courtney Fox, Delaware’s Teacher of the Year for 2008; state Sen. David P. Sokola; state Rep. Vincent Lofink; members of the House and Senate; and representatives from the business community and higher education. Local honorees included: Delmar School District: Joshua Vincent, Delmar Middle & Senior High School Laurel School District: David Bartee, Laurel High School Seaford School District: Brenna James and Trevor Lee, Seaford High School Sussex Technical School District: Kristen Conner and Christopher Mitchell, Sussex Technical High School Woodbridge School District: Alyssa Bailey, Woodbridge High School.

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, May 16, for the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award to be presented by Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, and the Owens Campus Alumni Association. The award will be presented at the annual Walk of Success Induction Ceremony on Oct. 9. Nominees must have received an associate degree or diploma from Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, or have graduated from the Delaware Tech/University of Delaware Parallel Program at the Owens Campus between 1968 and 2006. The Walk of Success recognizes outstanding achievements by alumni of these programs. Honorees will be judged on the basis of their professional and career achievements, leadership and reputation among colleagues, service to Delaware Tech and/or the community, academic achievement, and other significant contributions. Eligibility begins seven years after graduation. Candidates must not be currently employed by Delaware Technical & Community College, with the exception of adjunct instructors teaching no more than one credit course at the time of selection. For more information, contact alumni coordinator Alison Buckley at 855-1607 or e-mail her at

Del Tech alumni to hold annual meeting June 23

The annual meeting of the Delaware Tech Owens Campus Alumni Association will be held on Monday, June 23, at 6 p.m. in the executive dining hall of the Student Services Center. Elections will be held to fill 10 board member positions and the offices of president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. Members of the board of directors serve a three-year term; officers serve for two years. Nominations will be accepted from the floor and all votes must be cast in person. Anyone who was awarded a degree, diploma or certificate from Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, or the Delaware Tech/University of Delaware Academic Center is considered a member of the alumni association and is eligible to vote. For more information, contact Alison Buckley, alumni coordinator, at 302-855-1607.

Baker graduates from Methodist University Alison E. Baker was awarded a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Methodist University, Fayetteville, N.C., on May 3. Baker is a 2003 graduate of Delmar High School. She will continue her education to receive a master's degree in education administration and will reside in Fayetteville.

Celebration will honor outstanding women Nominations are being accepted for outstanding women to be recognized at the 2009 Women’s Day Celebration presented by Delaware Technical & Community College and the Owens Campus Alumni Association. The closing date for nominations is Saturday, May 31. To be eligible for nomination, a woman must be age 18 or older; a resident of Sussex County or the state of Delaware for at least five years; or a nonDelaware resident whose employment or volunteer work impacted Delawareans for at least five years. Honorees are selected based on their professional or career achievements, leadership and vision, service to the community, impact on Sussex County and/or the state of Delaware, and personal and/or professional obstacles overcome. Eligible candidates should demonstrate exemplary accomplishments related to one or more of these areas: arts, business, community service, education, law, medicine and public service. The Women’s Day Celebration, held annually the first Wednesday in March, recognizes the significant accomplishments of dedicated women and their positive impact on Delaware and the communities in which they live. For details, call Alison Buckley, Owens Campus alumni coordinator, at 855-1607 or e-mail her at

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Seaford’s Ryan Budke, left, prepares to putt during last week’s win over Indian River. Budke had a 51 for the Blue Jays, who need a win over Lake Forest to win the Henlopen South title. Adam Caldwell, right, shot a 48 to help pace the Blue Jays against IR. Photos by David Elliott

Woodbridge defenders Kelsey Johnson (5) and Megan Sirkis (11) double team the Jays’ Jamie Swain as they fight for control of the ball late in the first half. Scott Bleile, Jr., head coach of Seaford defeated his father, Scott Bleile, Sr. head coach of Woodbridge, 5-1. Photo by Gene Bleile

Lady Jays defeat Blue Raiders, 5-1,in father-son soccer match-up By Gene Bleile In one of the rare father versus son soccer match-ups in the state or possibly the nation, Scott Bleile, Jr., head coach of the Lady Blue Jays defeated his father, Scott Bleile, Sr., head coach of the Woodbridge Blue Raiders for the second year in a row last Thursday night at Blue Jay Stadium. It was the third time the two coaches and teams have met and Seaford came away with a 5-1 victory to take a 2-1 lead in the family rivalry. The Jays scored first at the eight minute mark on a shot by

Christina Stevenson and the assist by Amanda Merritt. Seventeen minutes later, Lindsay James banged home a shot off an assist from Kelsey Hoch to take a 2-0 lead at half. Early in the second half, Hoch scored her first goal of the game, to push the score to 3-0 off, an assist by Lindsay James. Midway through the period, Woodbridge finally got on the board with a score by Leslie DeRoche, but two more Seaford scores, the second of the game by James and Hoch, closed the door at 5-1. Scott Bleile, Jr. had high praise for his

Seaford High golfers drive for show, putt for Henlopen South title By Gene Bleile The Blue Jay golf team is still in contention to win the Southern Division title with a win over Indian River last Thursday, 177-184. They played Lake Forest on Wednesday with title hopes on their minds. Despite a loss to Northern Division powerhouse Dover earlier in the week, 163-174, the Jays are in the driver’s seat. “We need to defeat Lake to have a chance at the title,” head coach D.J. Williams said after his match with the Indians. “Against Dover, we shot our lowest

home score of the season and lost to a strong team,” he emphasized. “I am very excited with our progress and consistency. We have come down from the high 180’s to 170’s at the right time, just before our shot at the Southern Division title and the conference championships.” Seaford’s medal winner against Indian River was Cory Ewing, who carded a score of 40, to take top honors. Matt Lank came in second with a 43, followed by Tyler Hughes with 46. Greg Brooke and Adam Caldwell tied with a 48 and Ryan Budke rounded out the day with a 51. The Jays are now 10-4 overall and 8-4 in the conference.

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SOFTBALL SENIORS- Seniors playing their last home game for Seaford softball before the Sussex Tech game are pictured with their coaches. Shown (l to r) are: assistant varsity coach Ashley Wheatley, Kelsey Riggleman, Amanda Swift, Jenna Adkins, and head coach Dave Rogers. See story on page 43. Photo by Gene Bleile

Woodbridge High to hold spring athletic ceremony May 21 Senior night for the Lady Jays’ soccer team was last Thursday before the Woodbridge match. Shown (left to right) are: Christina Stevenson, Megan Hudson, Amanda Merritt, Page Johnson, head coach Scott Bleile, Jr., Erin Taylor, Samantha Savage, Lindsay James and Alyssa Mattricino. Photo by Gene Bleile

The Woodbridge High School spring athletic awards ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. There will not be a dinner, however, the school dress code applies.


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Sussex Tech senior Kory Belle, center, signs a letter of intent to attend Hagerstown Community College during a press conference last week. Belle is shown with his mother, Sherita, and head coach Joe Thomson. Photo by Mike McClure

Belle signs letter of intent to attend Hagerstown Community College By Mike McClure Sussex Tech senior Kory Belle joined fellow 1,000 point scorer K’yan Andrews of Woodbridge when he signed a letter of intent to attend Hagerstown Community College during a press conference last Thursday. The 6’ 5” Laurel native scored his 1000th career point in his hometown in his senior season with the Ravens’ boys’ basketball team before ending his high school career with 1,145 points. “Hagerstown is a great place for me,” said Belle, who visited the school twice. “It’s a great environment. I met all the players and coaches.” Like the Ravens, Hagerstown is coming off a solid season. Belle chose to attend the two year school rather than going to a big school and sitting on the bench in his first season. “I still believe that Kory can play at a high level,” Sussex Tech boys’ basketball coach Joe Thomson said of Belle, who averaged 18 point and 12 rebounds in his

senior season. “Our guys in Delaware aren’t always ready to make that jump. We’re real excited for him. He’s a great kid. He’s always worked very hard.” Belle credited his teammates with helping him to get to where is today. He also thanked his coaches for helping him with academics, basketball, and life. “Kory really grew up this year. He came out and he did everything we asked him to do,” said Thomson. “He’s going to be a big hole to replace for a lot of reasons. This guy’s been with us for four years. This is like losing a member of the family.” “A lot of people, when they think Kory, will think of the big games he had,” Thomson added. Belle will be joined at Hagerstown by his good friend K’yan Andrews, who transferred from Seaford to Woodbridge for his senior season. The duo first started playing against each other in middle school (Belle at Laurel and Andrews at Seaford).

Local athletes compete in Henlopen Conference track meet The following local athletes placed in the top six at the Henlopen Conference track and field meet last weekend: Girls- 800- 6. Emily Ritter, Sussex Tech, 2:42.18; 3,200- 6. Elizabeth Perciful, Seaford; 400 relay- 5. Woodbridge, 59.04, 6. Seaford, 59.81; 800 relay- 6. Seaford; 3,200 relay- 4. Sussex Tech, 10:42.15; pole vault- 3. Alyssa Casey, Seaford, 8’; long jump- 5. Paige Morris, Sussex Tech, 15’ 8 1/2”; triple jump- 2. Ambre Burbage, Seaford, 32’ 8 1/2”; discus- 4. Kaneesha Gardner, Seaford, 28’ 9” Boys- 400- 2. Gernie Purnell, Seaford, 51.80; 800- 1. Andrew Townsend, Sussex Tech, 2:00.10; 1,600- 1. David Ricksecker, Sussex Tech, 4:24; 3,200- 1. Ricksecker, Sussex Tech, 9:54.9, 5. Derek Kitchen, Sussex Tech, 10:32.8; 800 relay- 4. Seaford; 1,600 relay- Seaford, 3:38.3; 3,200 relay- 1. Sussex Tech (Aaron Betts, Steve Spera, Townsend, Ricksecker), 8:14.92, 4. Seaford, 8:45.88; high jump- Lee Mayer, Seaford, 5’ 10”; long jump- Keyshawn Purnell, Seaford, 21’ 1 3/4”, 3. David Albert, Laurel, 20’ 6”; triple jump- 3. Keyshawn Purnell, Seaford, 41’ 1”, 4. Townsend, Sussex Tech, 40’ 6 1/2”; shot put- 4. George Blanchard, Seaford, 39’ 1/2”, 6. Jerry Henry, Laurel, 37’ 10 3/4”; discus- 6. Tyrell Whitney, Laurel, 112’ 7”

Laurel track and field athletes take part in Conference meet The Laurel High boys’ and girls’ track and field teams took part in the Henlopen Conference meet last weekend. The following are the Bulldogs’ results as reported by head coach Gary Cannon: For the boys, David Albert placed third in the long jump and eighth in the triple jump; Jerry Henry was eighth in the shotput; and Tyrell Whitney came in eighth in the discus. For the girls, Twila McCrea placed seventh in the 400 meter run; Ashley Zarello finished ninth in the shotput; Cierra Butler was fifth in her heat of the 300 meter hurdles; and Lauren Hitch came in seventh in her heat of the 1,600 meter run.

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Seaford Stars of the Week


Lady Jays defeat Eagles, 4-3, lose to Sussex Tech Ravens, 13-1 By Gene Bleile

Female Co-Athlete of the WeekGrace Reardon- Woodbridge

Female Co-Athlete of the WeekAmbre’ Burbage- Seaford

The Raiders’ Grace Reardon collectSeaford senior Ambre’ Burbage ed two hits including a double and paced the Blue Jays with a second scored two runs in her team’s loss to placed finish in the triple jump during CR on Tuesday. Reardon added two hits the Henlopen Conference track and including a double and an RBI in field meet last weekend Wednesday’s non-conference win. Honorable mention- Lee Mayer- Seaford; Keyshawn Purnell- Seaford; Gernie Purnell- Seaford; George Blanchard- Seaford; Joey Mitchell- Seaford; Derik GibsonSeaford; Dustin Richards- Woodbridge; Cory Ewing- Seaford; Andrew Sellers- Sussex Tech; Herb Quick- Sussex Tech; Andrew Townsend- Sussex Tech; David Ricksecker- Sussex Tech; Chad Sturgeon- Sussex Tech; Kera Sampson- Woodbridge; Danielle Griffin- Woodbridge; Jenna Schrock- Woodbridge; Charlotte GoodmanWoodbridge; Melissa Baker- Woodbridge; Leslie DeRoche- Woodbridge; Jenna Adkins- Seaford; Jenna Sheers- Seaford; Lindsay James- Seaford; Kelsey HochSeaford; Elizabeth Perciful- Seaford; Alyssa Casey- Seaford; Kaneesha GardnerSeaford; Kelly Kimpton- Seaford; Brooke Tull- Sussex Tech; Paige Morris- Sussex Tech; Emily Ritter- Sussex Tech


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Last week was an emotional roller coaster for the young Lady Jays’ softball team, defeating Smyrna with a come from behind 4-3 win in the bottom of the seventh inning, then losing to defending state champion Sussex Tech, 13-1. On Tuesday, winning pitcher Kelsey Riggleman went the distance pitching a three-hitter, striking out three and walking only two batters. At the plate, Jenna Adkins was 2-3 with two runs scored, while Jenna Scheers had a big day at the plate, going 2-3 with three RBIs. Two of her RBIs came in the bottom of the seventh to help led the Jays to the win. Last Thursday, Seaford battled the Ravens from Sussex Tech and scored first on a Courtney Torbert double and Jenna Adkins RBI single to take a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. The Ravens scored two in the top of the second on a hit and Seaford error. In the top of the fourth, Logan Pavlik got an RBI single to push the Ravens lead to 3-1, but in the top of the fifth, Sussex Tech broke the game wide open, scoring four runs on RBI singles off the bats of Melony Thompson and Jesse Wallace coupled with two walks, a fielder’s choice and a passed ball. In the sixth inning, the Ravens pounded out four more hits and scored six runs coupled with a walk, an error and fielders choice to put the game out of reach for the Jays. Brooke Tull went the distance for the

Lady Jays’ first baseman Courtney Torbert doubled in the bottom of the first inning and scored on Jenna Adkins RBI single against the Ravens. Photo by Gene Bleile

Ravens holding the Jays to one run on two hits, while striking out seven and not walking a Seaford batter. Pavlik was 3-4 with two RBI, while Tull, Jenna Allen, Rhonda Warrington and Thompson all had an RBI for Sussex Tech. For the Jays, Torbert had a double, Adkins had a single, and Riggleman took the loss.

Woodbridge softball team wins one of two games The Woodbridge varsity softball team fell to Caesar Rodney and topped Queen Anne’s in a pair of games last week. The Raiders lost to the Riders, 13-4, last Tuesday despite Grace Reardon’s two hits. Reardon doubled and scored a pair of runs and Leah Bowman tripled in the Woodbridge loss. On Wednesday, Woodbridge earned a 3-1 non-conference win over Queen Anne’s as Danielle Griffin struck out 11 in seven innings of no hit ball. Reardon had two hits including a double, Jenna Schrock collected two hits and drove in two runs, and Charlotte Goodman added a pair of hits in the win.

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MORNING STAR • MAY 15 - 21, 2008 Soccer continued team and the Woodbridge Raiders after the game, “We played very well against a hard fighting Raiders team tonight,” he said. “It’s tough to play against a family member, but both teams played a very good game.” Scott Bleile, Sr. echoed the feelings about both teams, “I was proud of my team tonight,” he emphasized. “We played well considering how young my team is, mostly freshmen and sophomores and Seaford is a good, experienced team. We held our own in the first half down 20, but couldn’t contain them in the second half.” Seaford had 17 shots on goal, one corner and no penalty kicks. Seaford goalie Samantha Savage, playing in her final home game, had one save. For the Raiders, Tiffany Dernberger had 12 saves, while her teammates managed only five shots, but did have six corner shots. Last Tuesday night, the Jays lost to Saint Thomas More, 10-1 at home. Christina Stevenson had the lone Seaford goal on an assist by Lindsay James. Goalie Erin Wootten had 16 saves for the

The Jays’ Zach Reynolds lays down a sacrifice bunt in the bottom of the fourth inning to move Derrik Gibson to third base. Gibson, who doubled to start the inning, scored on a single by Joey Mitchell. Photo by Gene Bleile

Blue Jays win a pair to keep state tournament hopes alive By Gene Bleile The phrase “must win” has been overworked and abused many times this season, but the Blue Jays still have their backs to the wall and must continue to win to have a chance at tournament play. This past week, they played two more “must win” games and came away with needed victories over Smyrna 11-1 (in six innings) last Tuesday and a big shut out of Sussex Tech 5-0 last Thursday at home. Derrik Gibson, who struck out 10 Ravens on the day, summed it all up in just a few words after the game, “We still need to win at least two more games to have a shot at the tournament.” Last Tuesday, Joey Mitchell three hit the Eagles and struck out seven in a game that only lasted six innings. In the top of the sixth, Derrik Gibson lined out to left field with the bases loaded to score first baseman Ross Miller with the winning run and close out the game on the 10 run rule. Mitchell also went 3-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Tyler Joseph was 2-3

Seaford’s Lindsay James crosses the ball outside the penalty area against the Raiders last Thursday night. Woodbridge defender Rachel Doyon trails the play. James scored two goals in the 5-1 win. Photo by Gene Bleile

Jays. Seaford’s record is now 3-10 overall and 3-9 in conference.

Woodbridge girls’ soccer team loses to Milford, 3-1 Woodbridge’s Melissa Baker scored the tying goal in last Tuesday’s girls’ soccer game against Milford. Baker’s goal early in the second half knotted the score at 1-1 before the Bucs scored a pair of goals for the 3-1 win. Milford held a 14-6 advantage in shots while Raider goalie Jenn Tribbett recorded 11 saves.

with a double and two RBIs and Robbie Payne had one hit and one RBI in the win. On Thursday, with two of Seaford’s former baseball state champion coaches, head coach Tom Pegelow and assistant coach Ron Dickerson, sitting in the visitors dugout, the Blue Jays knocked off the Ravens behind the dominant pitching of senior Derrik Gibson, who struck out 10, scattered seven hits and walked only two. Seaford scored a lone run in the bottom of the fourth on a leadoff double by Gibson, a sacrifice bunt by Zach Reynolds and an RBI single by Mitchell. In the bottom of the fifth, the Jays broke the game wide open with a lead off double by Miller, a single by Aaron Robinson, a fielder’s choice, an intentional walk to Gibson, and three singles in a row by Mitchell, Payne and Zach Schofer. Zach Adkins took the loss for the Ravens, but also was 3-4 for Tech at the plate. Teammate Steve Scharff batted 2-3. For the Jays, Joey Mitchell and Robbie Payne both batted 2-3 with two RBIs. The Jays record is now 9-2 in conference and 10-5 overall. Seaford head baseball coach Kenny Cummings congratulates Derrik Gibson on his 5-0 shutout of Sussex Tech last Thursday. Gibson struck out 10 Ravens and scattered seven hits in the game. Photo by Gene Bleile

BOOTING THE BALL- Woodbridge’s Kelli Warner prepares to kick the ball during her team’s recent home win over Laurel. Photo by Mike McClure

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The Blue Jays’ Tyler Hughes eyes the hole as he putts during last week’s home match against Indian River. Hughes helped lead Seaford to the victory with a score of 46.

By Gene Bleile, Seaford Sports

Blue Jays pay it forward, instruct t-ball team Has the pay it forward idea taken root recently or has it really been here all along waiting for an opportunity to grow? Giving back to the community, no matter how big or small is always a great idea and it doesn’t always have to be with money, but when it comes from the heart it is priceless. I was happy to hear that on Friday, April 25, a group of Blue Jay baseball players, led by head coach Kenny Cummings, set up camp on the West Seaford baseball field and gave a helping hand to the Mets t-ball team. Doug Brown, coach of the Mets and assistant principal at Seaford High School asked coach Cummings if he thought any of the varsity players would be interested in helping out for a few hours at practice. Ross Miller, Derrik Gibson, Zach Schofer, Zach Reynolds, Chris Taylor and Kyle Waugh stepped up and volunteered. Now to some people this may not seem like a big event, but I know personally from teaching and coaching boys and girls from six to 20 years of age for over 25 years, the personal satisfaction that comes from helping a developing athlete. In an age when teenagers “gone wild”, is often the lead story on the nightly news, it is refreshing and encouraging to see something very positive in our area. I asked Zack Schofer, one of the Blue Jays, who helped with the instruction night, how did it feel to help those younger kids and what did you take with you after it was over? Zach had a great response, “Being able to help out with the t-ball team made me

feel real good inside. It shows that we care about our community and how we have a love for the game that we are trying to pass it on to the younger generation. I’m glad to be able to show my Seaford pride by helping out.” Derrik Gibson also came away with a similar feeling, “It was a good feeling to give back and know you helped the young players,” he said. “It was fun for me because it also made me feel like a kid again.” Head coach Kenny Cummings had this to say about his players helping hand. “Anytime you can help younger kids in the community it is a plus. It is a great cause and was extra special for the kids and my players. We were trying to give back in a small way to encourage the kids learn to play ball the right way. Everyone had a great time and I hope we can expand the opportunity next year to other teams.” It is a simple concept; pass along the kindness and skills that you learned from someone that helped you to someone in need. The feeling you get in return is priceless. Blue Jay Notebook: Zach Clark, son of former standout Blue Jays’ catcher Jay Clark has been promoted to Class A+ with the Frederick Keys. Clark, who was with the Delmarva Shorebirds, has taken on a new role with his new club. He will now be a spot starter and pitch middle relief. Clark joins the Orioles’ last three years’ first round draft picks, Matt Wieters, Billy Rowell and Brandon Snyder at Frederick.

Blue Jay baseball players, Ross Miller, right, and Zach Schofer, center, coach a Mets tee-ball player on how to run the bases. Photo by Lynn Schofer

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Woodbridge Pop Warner announces last signup date Woodbridge Pop Warner will hold its last signup for the 2008 season on May 18 from 2-5 p.m. at the Woodbridge high school football field in Bridgeville. The signups and mandatory sizing for all players will take place at the equipment shed at the field. Please park at the baseball field. The league has added a second mitey mite team and is looking for about 10 more players to sign up to make this extra team possible. Please come early to make the team. Bring the player, a copy of the player’s birth certificate, and payment to the signup. The cost is $75 for one player, $120 for two, and $145 for three ($45 each for each additional player). The cost for cheerleaders is $65 for one, $120 for two, and $145 for three. For more information, contact the league at,, or call John (302-258-5259) or Teresa (302-382-6985).

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Raven Roundup: Lady Ravens top Seaford, Milford By Mike McClure

Rain washes out action at Delaware International Speedway By Charlie Brown An early morning downpour added to already wet grounds from a previous day of rain forcing the Delaware International Speedway to cancel last Saturday night’s racing program which was to include the United Racing Company Sprints. Action continues this Saturday night with the NAPA Big Block Modifieds, Super Late Models, AC Delco Crate Modifieds, Crate Models and Modified Lites plus the Vintage Stock Cars. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m. The following week, May 24 will be the Unity Tribute to Kyle Dixon. 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 and Senior High School band will play the National Anthem and other selections during the night and there will be a video tribute to Kyle 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. On Thursday, May 29 the World of Outlaws will make a stop to play on the tacky half-mile clay oval. Ticket information is available on the track web site. For more information contact the speedway office at 302-875-1911 or go online at

Epworth Middle School students compete in track meet Students from Epworth Christian School’s Middle School participated in the second annual Holly Grove Invitational Track Meet held at Salisbury State University recently. ECS has never had a track team before, but has been talking about adding it to their curriculum according to Coach Greg LaFreniere, director of athletics. Track coach and team coordinator, Wendy Wharton, with the help of assistants and parent volunteers, Rachel Benjamin and Jim Tanner, worked with the students for the last month preparing them to compete in the event. Participating in Friday’s event were schools from both the public and private school sector. They included Salisbury Middle, Bennett Middle, Grace Academy, Holly Grove, Greenwood Mennonite as well as others. Students winning in Friday’s event were Alexander Gordon, third place in hurdles; Sarah Bryan, first place in discus; Dennis Davenport, first place in shot put; Cody Tanner, fifth place in the shot-put; and Isabel Wharton, first place in hurdles and second place in 800 meter run.

Seaford Department of Recreation to hold summer tennis programs Registration is taking place for the following Seaford Department of Recreation summer tennis programs: Tennis Free-4-All- Enjoy an afternoon of tennis and sign up for SDR’s summer programs while you are there. The event will take place on Sunday, June 8 from 3-5 p.m. There will be a free clinic and free drinks and rackets will be provided. Little Smashers- A basic instructional clinic will be held June 16-20 to introduce tennis to young athletes. The program is open to children ages 4-7 at a cost of $25. Tennis Clinic- This is a basic instructional league for children ages 6-12 to learn the rules and scoring. The clinic will take place at 8:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 23-July 16, The cost is $40. Team Tennis- Team tennis will take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m. from June 24 through July 17 for ages 6-14 at a cost of $50 and every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for ages 10-18 at a cost of $60. Adult Tennis Lessons- Adult tennis lessons will be scheduled based on everyone’s availability. The lessons, open to beginners, cost $45.

Covering all the local sports teams, the Seaford/Laurel Star.

Delaware Tech golf team places second at Region 19 match The Delaware Technical and Community College (DTCC) Owens golf team played in High Bridge Hills, N.J., for a Region 19 match. They finished second as a team with a 318. Burlington County College finished first with a 304. Travis Ralph finish an individual fourth with a 76. The remaining golfers finished as follows: Devan Scott, 78; Brian Kauffman, 82; Willie Thomas, 87; Chris Low, 88.


On Wednesday May 7, the Heritage Shores Ladies’ 18 Hole Golf Association played the game of “One Fat Rat”. Winners are shown (l to r): Muriel Waite, third place; Barbara Jarkovsky, first place; and Cinda Allison, second place.

The Sussex Tech varsity softball team earned wins over Seaford and Milford last week. On Tuesday, Kelsey Doherty collected three hits including two doubles and drove in three in the Ravens’ 8-1 win over Milford. Lauren Smith also had three hits including a home run, Logan Pavlik collected a pair of hits including a double, Melony Thompson double, and Brooke Tull tossed a four-hitter. On Thursday, Tull allowed one run on two hits in a 13-1 win over Seaford. Pavlik had three hits, Rhonda Warrington added two hits including a double, and Jenna Allen and Thompson collected two hits each. Golf team edges Cape Henlopen, 158-164- Herb Quick and Andrew Sellers each shot a 38, Clayton Bunting added a 40, and Richard Atkins had a 42 to help the Ravens to a 158-164 win over Cape Henlopen last Tuesday. Kyle Messick and Dustin Miller each added a 44 for Tech. Ritter, Morris lead Lady RavensEmily Ritter and Paige Morris were the Sussex Tech girls’ track team’s top performers in their team’s 95-50 loss to Milford and 90-43 defeat against Cape Henlopen. Ritter placed first in the 800 meter run (2:32.04) and the 1,600 (5:23) and Morris finished first in the shotput (36’ 11”), discus (117’ 3”), and long jump. Ricksecker paces boys’ track teamSussex Tech senior David Ricksecker placed first in the 1,600 (4:25.9) and was on the winning 3,200 meter relay team in last Tuesday’s split decision. The Ravens topped Cape, 81-61, but lost to Sussex Tech’s Ally Mohun, shown during a game earlier this year, had a goal in her Milford, 78-68. team’s 3-1 loss to Dover last Thursday. Andrew Townsend came in first in Photo by Mike McClure the 800 (2:01.1) and was on the 3,200 meter relay team and Darius Sivels won the long jump (20’ 1”) and the high jump (6’). The team of Aaron Betts, Steve Spera, Townsend, and Ricksecker placed first with a time of 8:34. Girls’ lacrosse team nets pair of wins- Lindsay Danz scored four goals and Caitlin Stone recorded 15 saves in the Sussex Tech girls’ lacrosse team’s 17-9 win over Red Lion Christian last Tuesday. The Lady Ravens also topped St. Thomas More, 13-6, last Saturday as Maxine Fluharty netted eight goals. Galon, Mohun score goals in losses- Cassy Galon netted a goal in the Sussex Tech girls’ soccer team’s 3-1 loss to Polytech last Tuesday. Lisa Sekcinski had 17 saves in goal for the Ravens. Ally Mohun netted the first goal in last Thursday’s 3-1 loss to Dover. Tech baseball team beats Cape, is blanked by Seaford- The Sussex Tech baseball team defeated Cape Henlopen, 11-4, last Wednesday thanks to two home runs and three RBIs by Chad Sturgeon. Cody Shields had three hits including a pair of doubles; George Godwin added two hits including a double; and Eric Sharff doubled and earned the win. The Ravens lost to Seaford, 5-0, last Thursday despite three hits by starting pitcher Zach Adkins who gave up five runs in six innings in the loss. Steve Sharff collected two hits and Eric Sharff and Godwin each added one hit.

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Laurel/Seaford Star Little League scoreboard (week of 5/5) Woodbridge- Major League baseballPetrone and Sons Construction 3, JBS Construction 2- Timmy and Philip Petrone scattered two hits and struck out 11 as they led Petrone and Sons to the win. Timmy had an RBI single and a run and Philip had an RBI double and a run. Robin Caceres added an RBI single and Tyler Ramos singled and scored a run. Petrone and Sons played an error free game and had some outstanding plays by Chris Eck, Caceres and Nick Rosado. For JBS, Joshua Vazquez and Kani Kane scattered four hits, struck out eight and allowed just one earned run. At the plate Kane had both of his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hits and scored a run. Jared Hopkins scored JBSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other run. Nick Smith was the defensive standout for JBS. Laurel- Major League baseballReds 5, Orioles 2- For the Orioles, Shane Baker had a walk and a run scored; Alan Lubiniecki added a hit, a walk, and a run scored; Jeremy Metz doubled; and Tyrone Jenkins contributed a hit. Jenkins pitched three and two thirds, giving up five runs on three hits, two hit batters, and four walks while striking out 10. Lubiniecki pitched one and one third inning, giving up no runs on two hits with no walks and two strikeouts. For the Reds, Dustin Allen walked, had a hit, and scored two runs; Austin Tanner singled, doubled, walked, and scored a run; Corey Mitchell was hit by a pitch; and Billy Ball doubled and scored a run. Tyler Hill and Malik Hopkins walked, Josh Hames was hit by a pitch, and Wade Townley had a hit and a run. Tanner pitcher five and a third innings giving up two runs on three hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts. Bobby Townley pitched two thirds of an inning giving up no runs on one hit while striking out one.

Shown are Abby Kingston, left, and Jenny Davis, first place gross, in the Seaford Golf and Country Club Ladies Golf Association Member-Guest Tournament.

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Cinda Allison, left, and Carol Schreffler won first place net in the SGCC Ladies Golf Association Member-Guest Tournament.

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Laurel’s Matt Parker prepares to make contact with a pitch for a double. Parker collected a pair of hits in the Bulldogs’ 10-0 win over Woodbridge on Tuesday. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel/Seaford Star Tuesday high school scoreboard Baseball- Laurel 10, Woodbridge 0- Lance Kelley had a pair hits, Matt Parker collected two doubles, and David Bartee earned the win in the five inning contest. Greg Callaway, Dustin Richards, Tyler Patterson, and Reuss Idler had hits for Woodbridge. Sussex Tech 9, Caesar Rodney 7- Eric Sharff doubled and earned the win, Steve Sharff and Cody Shields each had three hits, and Chad Sturgeon doubled for the Ravens. Milford 13, Seaford 3- Deriik Gibson tripled and homered and Zach Reynolds doubled in the Seaford loss. Golf- Milford 181, Laurel 199- Brooks Hearne and Colby Watts each shot a 47 for Laurel. Sussex Tech 158, Delmar 210- Sussex Tech’s Herb Quick was the medalist with a 38 and Clayton Bunting, Andrew Sellers, and Kyle Messick each shot a 40. Weston Breda led Delmar with a 48. Softball- Milford 14, Seaford 3- Kelsey Riggleman homered in the Seaford loss. Milford 8, Seaford 0- Courtney Torbert doubled for the Lady Jays. Caesar Rodney 6, Sussex Tech 4- Brooke Tull homered, Melony Thompson doubled, and Lauren Smith had three hits for Tech. Boys’ lacrosse- Delmarva Christian 12, Delmar 8- Will Bethard netted four goals and Tyshun Rembert and Jeff Mohr each had three goals for the Royals. Justin Thomas and Taylor Ballard tallied three goals apiece for Delmar. Girls’ soccer- Delmar 8, Seaford 2- Katie Elliott scored three goals, Maribeth Beach had two goals and an assist, Brittani Scott and Lauren Bozman each netted a goal, and Katie McMahon and Corie Elliott each dished out three assists for Delmar. Amanda Merritt and Macey Cordrey scored goals for Seaford.

Seaford boys’ tennis goes into conference finals tied for first The Seaford boys’ tennis team entered the Henlopen Conference tournament finals (Wednesday, May 14) tied with Dover for first place with 16 points each. In first singles, Andrew Halter will play in a third place consolation match. In second singles, Tim Halter is in the finals agains Dover’s Steve Grober. In third singles, Spencer Noel is in a third place consolation match. In first doubles, Seaford’s Trevor Lee and Tony Fascelli are in the finals against Dover’s Mike Bacchus and Jordan Maximo. In second doubles, Drew Venables and Ethan Lee are in the finals against Dover’s Bathan Adamson and Chris Maximo.



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Laurel third baseman Jenna Cahall fires to first during her team’s 5-0 win over Woodbridge on Tuesday. Cahall had a hit and a pair of RBIs for the Bulldogs. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel softball team moves to 9-8 with win over Woodbridge By Mike McClure The Laurel varsity softball team continued its quest for a state tournament berth with a 5-0 win over Woodbridge on Tuesday. The Bulldogs moved to 9-8 overall with two games left to play. “Right now the state tournament is a possibility. We’ve played a tough schedule and I hope that is taken into consideration,” said head coach Margo Morris. “We’re hoping to finish out strong and get into the tournament and mature in the tournament.” Laurel took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first as Brooke Evans tripled and scored a run, Kelsey Oliphant walked and scored a run, and Jenna Cahall singled in a run and scored the final run. Alexis Oliphant added an RBI groundout and Brittney Brittingham added a sac fly. The score remained 3-0 until Laurel scored a pair of runs in the sixth. Stephanie Wheatley walked, Brooke Evans singled up the middle, and Kelsey Oliphant put a sacrifice bunt down to move the runners into scoring position. Cahall drove in a run and reached first on an error which allowed Evans to score the second run of the inning. Laurel starter Stephanie Wheatley earned the win, allowing four hits in seven innings of shutout ball. Woodbridge’s Grace Reardon, Jenna Schrock, Emily Williamson, and Danielle Griffin each had a hit. Evans collected two hits and scored two runs and Cahall, Alexis Oliphant, Brittingham, and Kelsey Willey each had a hit for Laurel. The Bulldogs were scheduled to visit Red Lion on Wednesday before hosting Indian River on Thursday.



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Delaware Technical College Commencement Facts The Delaware Tech Owens Campus 40th annual Commencement was held on Tuesday on the east lawn of the Carter Partnership Center. Following are some facts about the Class of 2008: • 825 academic awards were conferred • The average age of the Del

Tech graduates is 31 • 13 of the 45 Summa Cum Laude graduates also obtained a perfect 4.0 grade point average; • 193 students will graduate with academic excellence • 68 percent of the graduates are female; • 17 percent are minorities; • 91 percent are from Dela-

ware while 76 percent are from Sussex • The City of Seaford has the largest number of graduates Also this year are some special graduates: • A father and two daughters (from a family of seven) are all graduating with degrees in Production Agriculture.

Both daughters were homeschooled and are recipients of SEED Scholarships. Both play on the softball team, which is headed to Bloomington, ILL. for the NJCAA World Series, May 15-17. • A Business Administration grad is a 55-year-old wife, mother and grandmother.

She has worked for the same financial institution for 23 years and has been pursuing her degree for 10 years. She has two children in college, one at Delaware Tech. She recently was diagnosed with her fourth bout of cancer. Through it all she continued to work towards her degree.

Del Tech to celebrate museum day Monday The Treasures of the Sea Exhibit at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is celebrating International Museum Day by offering free admission to visitors on Monday, May 19. The 2008 International Museum Day theme is “Museums as Agents of Social Change and Development.” This year, the International Council of Museums is encouraging museums around the world to explore social issues within their communities, especially through the use of new webbased technologies. Over four million dollars’ worth of silver and gold, gemstones, jewelry, cannons, and other artifacts from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha are on display at Trea-

sures of the Sea. A video presentation chronicles the discovery and salvage of the ship, whose loss in a 1622 hurricane changed the course of world history. On Monday, May 19, admission to the exhibit is free to anyone from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Delaware residents can also view the exhibit free of charge on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Treasures of the Sea Exhibit is open on Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fridays, noon to 4 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The regular admission price is $2.50 for adults, $2 for seniors, $1 for students, and free for children 4 and under. Call 302-856-5700 for more information.

Sussex roadway repair alert The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces lane restrictions for microsurfacing will occur at the following locations: * Horsey Church Road between Delmar Road and Bacons Road * Iron Hill Road between Route 13 and Old Stage Road * Shell Station Road between Whiteville Road and Millsboro Highway The work will begin on Monday, May 19, and end on Friday, May 30, pending weather. The work hours each day will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. This rehabilitation work will prevent further deterioration to

these important roadways. The contractor for these improvements is Dosch-King Company, Inc. Microsurfacing is a polymer-modified cold-mix paving system. Microsurfacing begins as a mixture of a densegraded aggregate, asphalt emulsion, water, and mineral fillers. Microsurfacing is made by a special machine, which blends the mixture on site and spreads the mixture onto the road surface. Microsurfacing is a cost effective way to treat a variety of road problems. The life expectancy usually exceeds seven years. Motorists are advised to slow down and expect delays.

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Seaford State Trooper earns prestigious award By Tony E. Windsor A former Laurel police officer who resides in Seaford was recently chosen as the Troop 5, Bridgeville, Delaware State Police Trooper of the Year. Tpr. Anthony Andrews was among eight state troopers honored during the annual Delaware State Police Awards ceremony held at Dover Downs. Andrews is a one and a half year veteran of the state police and previously served over four years with the Laurel Police Department. In 2003, Andrews, who was a K-9 handler for Laurel, was named Officer of the Year. DSP superintendent, Thomas MacLeish, introduced Andrews during ceremonies held earlier this month and attended by state troopers from throughout Delaware and dignitaries including Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, Lt. Gov. John Carney, Attorney General Joseph Beau Biden and Secretary of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, David B. Mitchell. MacLeish recognized Andrews for receiving the Exceptional Performance and Lifesaving awards for his service at Troop 5 over the past year. The Performance Award is given to a state trooper who performs significantly above what would be expected in an area or event that is within his or her normal realm of responsibility. Andrews received the Exceptional Performance Award for his role in several local drug cases. According to state police information, Andrews has worked with the Sussex County Drug Task Force unit throughout the year. He has provided multiple confidential informants, valuable intelligence information and has participated in three of the four searches and seizure warrants executed over the last four months in conjunction with the Drug Task Force. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, the Sussex County Drug Task Force, assisted by officers from Troop 5, the Laurel Police Department, the federal Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Drug Enforcement Agency of the Dover Police Department, executed a search warrant at a unit in the Lakeside Motel on Route 13, Laurel. Seized as a result of the search were about nine grams of crack cocaine, over $500 in cash and a 1994 Ford Explorer. A conditional resident alien from Jamaica was arrested and charged with a variety of drug related crimes. On Oct. 12, 2007, Andrews was among the officers who executed a drug search warrant on Mill Drive in Bridgeville. Seized were 18 grams of marijuana, 65 grams of crack cocaine, 206 grams of powder cocaine, a 12-gauge shotgun, ammunition and a variety of drug paraphernalia. One person was arrested and charged with a variety of drug related crimes as well as weapons charges and a charge of endangering the welfare of a child. On Oct. 18, 2007, Andrews assisted other officers from several law enforcement agencies in executing a search warrant at a residence on Fire Tower Road, east of Laurel. Seized were 24 grams of crack cocaine, over eight grams of mari-

juana, methamphetamine, over 35 prescription pills, a 17-caliber rifle, 12 gauge shotgun and over $1,700 in cash. One person was arrested and charged with drug related crimes, including trafficking cocaine. On Dec. 14, 2007, Andrews and officers from several law enforcement agencies, including the Laurel Police Department, executed a search warrant at a residence in Holly Brook Apartments, Laurel. Seized in that search were over 23 grams of powder cocaine, oxycodone pills, a 38caliber handgun and a 32-caliber semi-automatic pistol. One person was arrested and charged with a variety of drug-related crimes and weapons charges. Andrews received the Lifesaving Award for his part in the successful apprehension of an armed man in Sussex County. On May 6, 2007, Andrews was among five state troopers who responded to a call about an armed man barricading himself in his home. According to state police, Cpl. Justin Galloway was at a home in response to an incident of domestic violence. Galloway discovered that an intoxicated man had assaulted another man and destroyed the phone as he attempted to call 911. The incident occurred in the presence of the victim s younger sister. While investigating the incident, Galloway saw the suspect leave the home with a shotgun. He called for backup and Andrews and three other officers arrived. Meanwhile the man reentered the house and went upstairs. Upon arriving, Tpr. Andrews, Sgt. Marshall Craft, Tpr. Andrew Everette and Tpr. Andrea Warfel surrounded the home. After making contact with the armed man, Craft recognized that the man was severely intoxicated. He, Andrews and Galloway made their way upstairs and found the man lying semi-conscious on a bed with a shotgun lying on the floor nearby and a knife in his pants pocket. Police learned that the man had consumed alcohol and a combination of prescription pills. He was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and admitted. Doctors said the combination of alcohol and pills was deadly and had police not gotten him to the hospital when they did, he would have died. The man spent three weeks in the Sussex Correctional Institution's mental facility for suicidal tendencies. When he was released, the man was charged with multiple violations. Andrews and the four other officers all received the Lifesaving Award, and were commended in a statement by the Delaware State Police: "The officers responded quickly, communicated effectively, and made decisions that ultimately lead to building entry, affecting an arrest of a barricaded and armed suspect and immediately transporting the man for emergency medical treatment." Andrews and his wife, Celeste, have two children, Ava, 3 and Andrew Jr., 3 months old. Other Troop 5 officers receiving honors during the DSP Awards ceremony were:

Pictured are Delaware State Police Troop 5, Bridgeville, award recipients during the recent DSP Award Ceremony in Dover. Pictured from left in the front row are Representative Benjamin Ewing, Master Corporal Sean Mullarkey, Trooper Anthony Andrews (Troop 5 Trooper of the Year), Corporal Joseph Badner, Trooper First Class Andrea Warfel, Captain Greg Nolt, Master Corporal H. Burt Murray, and Mr. Brent Moore, Laurel (Citizens Award). In the back row from left are Sergeant Charles Caldwell, Corporal Kenneth Rogers, Corporal Justin Galloway, Corporal Edwin Justiniano, Trooper Andrew Everett and Lieutenant Charles C. Brown. Receiving awards but not present were Sergeant Marshall Craft, Senior Corporal Timothy Shockley and Corporal Rickey Hargis. Photo by Tony Windsor

(Cpl/3 Timothy Shockley, Cpl. Ricky Hargis and Cpl. Jennifer Struck, Sgt. Charles Caldwell, Cpl./3 Sean Mullarky, Cpl./2 William Haggerty, Cpl. Joseph Badner,

Cpl. William Bant, Cpl. Edwin Justiniano, Cpl. Burton Murray and Cpl. Kenneth Rogers all receiving the Exceptional Performance Award.

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Town of Bethel, developer ask court to dismiss suit By Lynn R. Parks Both the town of Bethel and a Seaford developer are asking that a suit filed against them over the condition of a house that was completed in the town in March 2004 be dismissed. Craig Karsnitz, attorney for developer Tull Ramey Ltd., Seaford, and its owners, Steve Tull and Gordon Ramey, filed a motion for dismissal April 29, based on the fact that the contract between Tull Ramey and the property owner, Margaret Waters, stipulates that “all disputes between the parties are to be subject to binding arbitration.” Accordingly, “this matter should be dismissed and the disputes between the parties subject to the arbitration procedure,” the motion says. Richard Berl Jr., attorney for the town,

also cites the contract’s call for binding arbitration in his motion to dismiss. In a brief filed May 6 with the court, Berl adds that the suit is banned by state laws and common-law doctrine that protect towns from lawsuits and that the statute of limitations on suing over the condition of the house is up. Berl’s answer to the suit also says that the town had no knowledge of the condition of the house as it was being built or when town council president Jeff Hastings signed its certificate of occupancy. In a cross claim, he says that if the court finds the town liable, any fines that the town has to pay should be passed on to Drafting and Design Services Inc., which designed the house, and Tull Ramey. On March 19, Waters filed suit with the state Superior Court in New Castle County, claiming that the Bethel house that she

had built 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.” In addition to the town and Tull Ramey, Waters is also suing two members of the Bethel Town Council, council president Hastings and councilwoman Anna Lee Robinson, both of whom are represented by Berl, and designer Drafting and Design Services Inc. Waters is asking for judgments as determined by the court, as well as to be reimbursed for court and attorney fees. As of Tuesday, Drafting and Design Services had not answered the suit. Attempts to locate the company have been unsuccessful.

In his answer to the suit, Berl says that Robinson, who was authorized at the time to issue building permits, gave a permit to Waters after the building plans were reviewed by the town council. When the house was completed, Hastings signed the certificate of occupancy, Berl says, “based upon information from Tull that the completed structure complied with the building code.” To Waters’ charge that Hastings failed to inspect the house before signing the certificate of occupancy, Berl answers that the town relied on inspectors with the county to inspect the house. The town is “aware that Sussex County must also review plans and issue a building permit, and that dwellings under construction are inspected from time to time by professional inspectors hired by Sussex County,” he says.

Letters American Legion will hold Memorial Day service on May 26

The Laurel American Legion wishes to invite everyone from the Laurel area to attend our Memorial Day service on May 26 at 11 a.m. at the American Legion home on Laurel Road (Rt. 24). This year we plan a few changes in our program. The middle school band will again entertain us with patriotic music and M/Sgt. Gary Banks will be our guest speaker. The color guard and the firing squad will Salute the Dead. After the closing prayer by the Rev. John Van Tine of Centenary Church, lunch will be served. The one new addition this year will be a solemn ceremony to honor our local men and women who died in war serving our country. Each name will be called out and then a candle will be lit for each one. So far, we have 20 names of these fallen heroes. Their names are listed at the end of this article. If you have a relative or a friend who belongs in this group, please call me so I can add their name to the list. Anyone who would like to have the honor of lighting one of the candles, please let me know. Memorial Day — a day of mixed emotions, sadness and pride. Sadness because of the many young men and women who lost their lives fighting for this great country. Sadness for the many families who lost a loved one. Sadness for these unsung heroes who never got to enjoy life or fulfill their ambitions. God bless them all! Then we have pride. I can truly say that I am proud to have served my country in World War II. Proud to have been a small part of the lives of two of my 1942 classmates, Blair Ellis and Charles Brittingham. Proud to be a friend of Irvin Tindall and next door neighbor Gary Stoeckel. Proud to have been associated with Ricky Dennison in Little League baseball. Yes, I know that every family in America has felt the pain of losing a loved one or close friend. That’s why we have Memorial Day — to honor and pay tribute to these great heroes. Just think, since the beginning of World War II to today, we

have lost almost a half million young men and women. On Memorial Day, come out and honor those who gave their lives so we can enjoy our freedom today. And let’s not forget our troops oversees who are sacrificing their lives for us. See you Memorial Day! James Allen

Historian, Post 19 American Legion

Area men who have been killed in action are: James William Bishop Charles M. Brittingham Charles C. Bailey Linwood Callaway Merrill Jennings Conoway Louis Deputy Blair Ellis Paul Foskey Preston Thomas Foskey Austin Vance Horner Dr. Otto Juhl, Jr. Howard S. Owens Harry Russell Kenneth Tice Irvin Tindall Gary Stoeckel Ricky Dennison Alex Hudson William Stacy David Hastings Reuben Lecates

Delmar Public Library planning book and baked goods sale

The Delmar Public Library will have its Book and Bake sale fundraiser next weekend. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Delmar Library and the proceeds will be used for upcoming library programs or new items for the library shelves. The staff has been working extra hard to get together all those slightly used books, videos, DVDs and magazines so we can have a huge sale. The items include fiction and non-fiction, children and adult items. There might even be a few books on baseball in the piles!

The book sale will be in the Hayman Meeting Room at the library on Friday, May 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. Then on Saturday, May 17 we will have the Book and Bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon. We urge the public to come out and support a local library while getting some really good bargains and some tasty baked goods made by some of Delmar’s great cooks. Thanks for all your help. Corretta Lowe

Delmar Public Library

City responds to citizens’ concerns about drugs and dangerous dogs

On the afternoon of Monday, April 28, the honorable mayor of Seaford, Mr. Ed Butler, members of city council, town manager Delores Slatcher and officers of the Seaford Police Department including Chief Gary Morris met with a concerned group of business and property owners in regard to the recent drug activity and blighted rental properties within the proximity of the 100 block of Cannon and King streets, centrally located within the downtown Seaford area. Also of great concern was the issue of pit bulls residing in the city limits, and conveyed to the presiding council were accounts of animal abuse and attacks from the breed occurring within the town limits over the past year. Over the course of two days subsequent to the meeting, we have witnessed the city responding to these issues by the condemnation of many blighted and non-owner occupied rental properties in non-inhabitable condition and also an increased presence of the Seaford Police force and Delaware SPCA within the neighborhoods of concern and throughout the town. I commend the mayor, city manager, city officials and police department on their collective and proactive response to these issues affecting property and business owners within the town limits. We anticipate continued and effective results and praise is due for those achieved. Stephen R. Huston


Given the chance, John Carney would make a great governor Recently, I attended Lt. Gov. John Carney’s campaign office opening in Georgetown. I saw a lot of familiar faces, and some new ones, and of course had the chance to talk with John. What impresses me most about John is his knowledge of the issues and his understanding of what’s important to people in Sussex County. Whether it’s health care, education, agriculture or bringing clean, affordable energy to the First State with initiatives like Bluewater Wind, John has the experience and know-how you don’t find with a lot of politicians. Too often, people running for office promise big things, only to disappoint you once they’re elected. That’s not going to happen with John. He’s worked for Joe Biden, was Secretary of Finance for Tom Carper and has served eight years as lieutenant governor. He has a long record of accomplishments and a history of working with others to get things done. John Carney’s going to make a great governor if we elect him, and is going to do a lot to make Delaware an even better place to live. Carol A. Guilbert Bridgeville

Geranium sale to raise money for AAUW scholarship is a success The Western Sussex AAUW (American Association of University Women) would like to say thank you to our Western Sussex community! Our geranium sale was a wonderful success thanks to you. We will be awarding several scholarships to females in our area. We could not have accomplished this without your generosity. We hope that you enjoy your geraniums. We hope to see you again next April. Kathi Adams Seaford

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family night - Storyteller Michael Forestieri visited West Seaford Elementary School for Family Night on Wednesday, April 23. The theme for family night was Around the World.” School nurse Kathy Ferber organized the event. Forestieri is shown here with fourth grader Rachel King (left) and fifth grader Kristie Beyer. Photos by Renee Clarke During family night, West Seaford students proudly displayed their research projects. Here fourth grader Kelcey Stanton shows us her project on the history of rock and roll.

building fund - County Coucilman Dale Dukes stopped by the Nanticoke Senior Center to give them a check from the County for their new facility fund. From left are Ben Sirman, Amy Higgins, Dale Dukes, Frank Raskauskas and Sue Franckowiak. Photo by Daniel Richardson

Car Show - Leon Hall of Millsboro (bottom) with his vintage 1955 Chevrolet and Harry Seipp of Concord (top) with his 1927 Model T Ford. Both automobiles were at Concord United Methodist Church’s Saturday, April 26, Car and Tractor Show. Photos by Pat Murphy

YOUTH GROUP RAISES MONEY - During the 2008 Lenten season, the Youth Group at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church located on Stein Highway in Seaford raised funds for the St. Vincent dePaul Society (SVdP). During the first three months of 2008, SVdP assisted 56 families in the area with things such as utility assistance, prescription medication assistance and food security. The Society of St. Vincent dePaul operates locally by Poor Box and individual donations in the Catholic Church. An all volunteer organization with less than 2% overhead, donations are always accepted. To make a donation, checks may be made payable to SVdP and sent to Our Lady of Lourdes, P.O. Box 719, Seaford, DE 19973.

MORNING STAR • MAY 15 - 21, 2008


Vine and Vessels members share a passion for writing By Tony E. Windsor When Joyce Sessoms and Betty RicksJarman got together at Barbara Bell’s “Labelle’s” beauty shop, Laurel, they would often discuss their passion for writing. This went on for a number of years, until one day they finally decided they would do something about their shared interest. They decided that it would be beneficial to find others in the African-American community who have an interest in writing and develop a support group. “We really believe God put this on our heart,” Ricks-Jarman said. “We shared a passion and wanted very much to develop a resource that would help to encourage others like ourselves who wanted to write. We believe this is a way to add to the quality of life in our area, especially in the African-American community.” With that commitment, the Vine and Vessels Ministry was born in November. The writer’s club was founded with a specific purpose in mind — “To provide a nurturing environment where members feel empowered and equipped to perfect their craft/calling and to promote cultural arts through advocacy, education, mentoring programs and community partnerships.” Ricks-Jarman and Sessoms began calling friends whom they had known over the years and who had expressed an interest in writing. Michelle Walker of Seaford is a member of the group. She currently writes plays and skits for her church in Seaford and aspires to write a novel. She remembers getting the call from longtime friend Ricks-Jarman about the writer’s club. “I had not heard from Betty in along time, so when she called I was not sure who I was speaking to,” she said laughing. “She told me about the group and I thought this was a great idea. I love writing, but sometimes given my busy schedule I can get somewhat slothful and can definitely use some encouragement. Writing is a gift, a talent, and I think it is something that we should have a desire to promote.” Sessoms is a Laurel High School guidance counselor and like Walker, hopes one day to write a novel. She has already written an educational guidance manual that she is working to have published. The manual is meeting with great reviews from her educational colleagues.

‘We want to use our gifts as writers to help celebrate the positive things in the African-American experience and make a real contribution to our community.’ Betty Ricks-Jarman Member, Vine and Vessels Ministry

“Our group caters to all types of writers,” Sessoms said. “We have aspiring poets, playwrights, columnists, book writers, song writers — just a variety of passionate people who love to write. We meet every month and discuss ways that we can encourage one another in our individual projects and also develop ways to reach out to the community with writer resources.” Sessoms said the Vine and Vessels Ministry members raise money to help the group attend writers’ conferences held throughout the area. “We hope to also be able to raise enough money to begin holding our own writer’s conferences here locally for those people in the community who may not be able to afford to travel to conferences outside the area,” she said. In the future, the group plans to develop its own newsletter which can be sent to anyone who would like to be on a mailing list. Eventually, there will be a periodical, members said. Another writer and member of Vine and Vessels Ministry, Chandra Russ, Seaford, said the writer’s club was an answer to her prayers. “I was a keyboardist for my church and I was struggling to find what it was that God had for me in terms of a ministry,” she said. “I prayed, hoping to find out what it was that I should be focusing on. Out of nowhere I got a call from Betty (Ricks-Jarman) about the writer’s group and I believe this was confirmation and I have found my calling.” Barry Jones, Seaford, formerly of Dover, is hoping to produce an inspirational novel and has a son, Pastor Darian Powell, who has recently published a Christian book in St. Petersburg, Fla. On her son’s Web site, which promotes the


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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

book, Heavy Calling, Lonely Walk, Jones has written an online forward for the book. Jones agrees that the most important thing that the Vine and Vessels Ministry does for its members is to encourage its members in their the passion for writing. She feels it important for people to have the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas about writing. Ricks-Jarman has been a longtime writer of articles, guest editorials and letters that have been published in local newspapers. Her writing most often promotes issues within the African-American community. “I think many of the positive things that are happening in the black community are sometimes overlooked,” she said. “I think sometimes this community is underserved by the media. We want to use our gifts as writers to help celebrate the positive things in the African-American experience and make a real contribution to our community. This group has long been a desire of my heart. We want to see it grow and invite others to join us and help us promote writing.”

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‘Our group caters to all types of writers. We have aspiring poets, playwrights, columnists, book writers, song writers — just a variety of passionate people who love to write.’ Joyce Sessoms Member, Vine and Vessels Ministry

Members of the group, in addition to Sessoms, Ricks-Jarman, Walker and Russ, are Margaret West of Seaford, Gloria Phillips of Bridgeville, Robin Miles of Salisbury and Lisa Johnson of Delmar. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Vine and Vessels Ministry writer’s club can call Ricks-Jarman or Sessoms at (302) 448-5939 or (302) 3829904. The group meets every fourth Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at the Seaford Pubic Library.

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How about helping the needy in this country? Let me see if I can understand the humanitarian mission of this RANK ALIO country. There are 304,052,369 people We try to be big brother living in this country and the number is climbing. Sadly, 3,040,523 to the world... but you Americans go to bed hungry every night. That number also climbing. take care of home before Food banks which serve the increasing number of needy families are finding their shelves empty and you branch out. unable to fill the needs of those requesting food. To add insult to injury, the supplies did People who last year donated to the not reach those in need. Instead they went food banks are now finding themselves asking for help, according to a recent news to the military leaders of the junta, family and friends. The needy are still awaiting report. supplies and help. So, this country is sending food to a The same happened after an earthquake foreign country just ravaged by floods, and off Indonesia triggered the 2004 Asian that country snubbed our offer to help cytsunami, which killed approximately clone victims struggling to recover from a 220,000 people. tragedy of enormous scale. Supplies went to the leadership in the While people were going hungry it took government and the poor victims received almost a week of negotiating before the Myanmar government allowed our govern- little to nothing. What is wrong with this picture? ment to deliver food, water and medicine It’s the same ole garbage. We try to be to survivors amid fears the death toll could big brother to the world. Nothing wrong hit 100,000. with that, but you take care of home beAfter we were allowed to drop off the fore you branch out. supplies, the Myanmar government would The money we are pouring into Iraq, not allow us to distribute the supplies. The $40 billion a month, would feed, clothe government wanted to do it so they could and house the needy in this country for take full credit.



months, maybe years. Multiply that by the aid we are sending around the world and this country could have free health care, towns and cities could have new sewer and water lines and new sewer and water plants. Schools could be constructed and maintained without stretching the pockets of taxpayers. With the roads washed out and the infrastructure in shambles in Myanmar, much of the region is only accessible by air, something few other countries are equipped to handle, including the U.S. What kind of uncaring people are we dealing with who would allow their feelings about this country’s criticism of them to allow their people to suffer? We still haven’t restored the communities in Louisiana destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Communities are without water, health care and many are needing food and housing. Yet we can spend billions overseas? Or do we just continue to overlook the poor in this country? When a hurricane swept through wealthy Florida a few years back, while President Bush’s brother was governor, aid flocked in. Yet in Louisianan almost four years later, flood dikes are still in need of repair and the state is in an economic crisis.

And people are still living in government trailers, which are unhealthy and should be condemned. If we were not in debt and had money to spare, maybe we could afford to waste money abroad. Since we’re broke, maybe we had better take care of our own. Stamp out hunger, but begin at home!

More on School Consolidation

On my argument for school consolidation a few weeks back to save money, a couple of the perks of that plan I forgot to add are: • Each student would be issued the same current textbooks, and enjoy the opportunity for quality education whether from a poor or rich school district. • There would be no excuses that because a school doesn’t have the current teaching aids, the kids test scores are low. In other words the quality of teaching should be equal. If the playing field is equal and if children still don’t learn, you can blame the teacher. Now you get the excuse, “If I had this and that I could do a better job with the kids.” But, as I said, as long as politics rule and the superintendents fight the issues, consolidation will never happen.

My big head and neck actually helped me survive childhood I always felt I was pretty normal while I was growing up. I am sure ONY INDSOR there would still be those who would be happy to point out that I I have been struck in the was normal except for the size of my head. head with baseballs, I never thought that my head was larger than most; however, it rocks, sticks, the was pointed out to me on numeroccasional shoe and ous occasions. Then if that was not enough, more tree limbs... you must remember that having a big head means you have to have a me I attempted my coolest, “hot guy” walk big face to cover it. I am sure that in today’s politically cor- and look. Just as they went by I heard one girl say to other girl, “Did you see the size rect environment I could have easily had of his head? It was huge.” Just last several people arrested for bullying when Wednesday I finally got over this episode it came to rude remarks about my head and had the courage to write about it. size. But, seriously, that hurt. Should there I would probably have considered most be any reason to question why I have alof the comments to be no more than playways been so shy and in fear of rejection ful gestures from my immediate friends, by members of the opposite sex? I think but the comments often came from people not. I guess it would be bad enough to I did not even know. For instance, one day when I was about simply have a big head, but that unfortunately seems to go hand-in-hand with a 14 or 15, I was walking down Columbia thick neck. Avenue in my hometown of Crisfield, This resulted in someone who I felt was Md., when I saw two young girls walking a great friend commenting about my head toward me. and neck. He made it clear to everyone They were looking at me and whispering as I approached. I immediately became within ear range that the last time he saw any living creature with a head and neck very excited because these cute girls were as big as mine was in a bull ring in absolutely in awe of me. It was obvious Madrid. that I was being tagged team with affecI believe I have actually spent my adult tion. life subconsciously allowing my weight to These girls were so into me that I suddenly found myself for the first time in my gain so as to enable my head to seem in proportion to the rest of my body. young life, feeling somewhat cocky. This, But, fear not those of you who possess I felt, was what it meant to be “hot.” large heads. Be proud and do not allow The girls and I passed like ships in the your head to be a burden, hanging down night on that sidewalk. As they went past and creating unnecessary strain on your



lower neck. I feel that having a big head and thick neck have provided great opportunities for me over the years. For instance, few are the times that I was accidentally overlooked during a head count. I cannot recall anyone being able to borrow my favorite hat, except for the time it was used to tote tomatoes from the field when we ran out of bushel baskets. I have also never had to endure someone head-butting me during an act of jubilation. I have been struck in the head with

baseballs, rocks, sticks, the occasional shoe and more tree limbs than you could find in Redden Forest, yet never have I been seriously incapacitated. Of course we could never actually tell if my head had swollen during any of those instances. Okay, enough about my big head. But, during this time of war, outrageous gas prices and sky rocketing food costs, if reading about the size of my head and the life of misery that has accompanied it, has caused you to at least smile, it was worth exploiting my massive cranium.

Annual 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. On Thursday, May 22 everyone will hit the links to enjoy a day of golf. There are still teams available, so sign up and play with your childhood heroes. There will be plenty of refreshments while playing. There will also be prizes along with a putting contest to test your skills and longest drive contest to see your power. 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 302-542-7813.

MORNING STAR • MAY 15 - 21, 2008


Let’s just blame George Bush for all that goes wrong Are you of the opinion that a person's personal life is of no consequence to their public life? I am confused by this claim. How is it that a person held in high regard can do or say anything they want to because of their heightened social status? In addition, does anyone else notice a media bias where the personal lives of our prominent citizens are concerned. Prime examples of this media bias are Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. While not my favorite politician, I can admit that Bill Clinton is very charismatic and eminently likeable. In contrast, George Bush seems to care very little about whether or not he is liked and, let's face it, our current President isn't known for his ability to charm the masses. When Bill Clinton admitted that he smoked pot, but didn't inhale, he became popular with the MTV crowd. Although he was made fun of on shows like Saturday Night Live, it wasn't because he broke the law, it was because no one believed that he didn't inhale. When credible charges of rape were brought against President Clinton, the media made sure to point out that his accuser was from a trailer park. Apparently all women that live in mobile dwellings are liars. When President Clinton bombed an aspirin factory on the day Monica Lewinsky testified before a grand jury, it was reported a simple case of outdated intelligence. In contrast, George Bush is held responsible for hurricanes, global warming, terrorism, gas prices, and death among senior citizens and children. I am amused when I watch network news, not because I think it's funny but because of the power they imagine our President wields. I truly believe there are some in the media that imagine President Bush sitting behind his desk and laughing a sinister cackle when people die, when gas prices go up or when the ice caps melt. There's a joke in my family that whenever anything goes wrong, it's George Bush's fault. Battery dead in your car? George Bush did it! A storm with high winds damaged your roof because George Bush controls the weather. Gas is over 100 dollars a barrel because George Bush thinks it's funny! The earth is warming because George Bush wants everyone to

Final Word starve to death. Does this sound ludicrous to you? I am not making this up! Just watch the network news tonight and see for yourself. Laura Rogers Star Staff

Shopping center needs changes

I read with interest Lynn Parks' article on Mayor Ed Butler in the May 8 issue of the Seaford Star. I wasn't aware of the roadblocks he describes thrown up by the Cordish Company, the Baltimore based group that owns the shopping center. Obviously, no one would want to rent a store where the roof leaks or the heating or air conditioning system doesn't work. The city and county appear to have bent over backwards to try to placate the Cordish Company by eliminating taxes on unoccupied store fronts. I definitely remember the time the Cordish Company came asking for relief. Mayor Butler says that, despite all his contacting of this company, they “balk at renovating” their own properties. Perhaps a bit of hardnosed action is required, but done so in such a way as to protect tenants. This might be done through a bit of city and/or county legislation, or even with a helping hand from the state legislature. I'm no legal beagle, but the thought of declaring eminent domain comes to mind, a government taking action to prevent inevitable city decay. If the buildings were flattened, this would open the door to new construction that might attract new businesses, as well as insure the survival of older businesses. New anchor stores are needed, most prominent among these being a grocery store. But, beyond this, we need a Sears,

Delmar fire victim is identified The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office continues to investigate a Monday, May 12, house trailer fire in Delmar. One person was found deceased inside the dwelling. David Wayne Dunn Sr., 47, of Delmar was the fire victim, Jay Lynch of the State Medical Examiner’s officer said Wednesday morning. The blaze, reported shortly before 2 a.m., occurred in the 38000 block of Contentment Way, west of Delmar, off State Route 54. The Delmar Fire Company arrived on the scene with the house trailer engulfed in flames. State fire investigators were called to the scene. They are conducting the investigation searching for the fire’s origin and cause. A 16-year-old male occupant was trans-

ported to the Peninsula Medical Center where he was treated and released after suffering from smoke inhalation. The deceased was turned over to the State Medical Examiner’s office for identification and cause of death. Heavy fire damage was estimated at $50,000. Investigators did not locate any smoke alarms in the burned out home. Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers responded to the single-family mobile home fire on Contentment Drive in Delmar. A family of one adult and two children ages 18 and 16 were affected. Disaster Action Team volunteers provided with food, clothing and storage containers for the family. They were also provided with comfort kits and a disaster recovery guide.

Peebles, and/or J.C. Penney, or other major retailer to revitalize the shopping center. I'd love to see an office supply store open up, what with the closing of LoMar. A complete strip out and rebuild might be the way to go. A visit to Easton's east side might prove illustrative as to what could be accomplished. Those are a few thoughts. Perhaps others have more they'd wish to offer. If the city's and county's kindness in alleviating tax from non-rented units at the center has not been reciprocated by the Cordish Company making every effort to maintain and rent out those units, then it is time that the taxes be reapplied. The only way for the Cordish Company to then make money would be to rent the units, requiring that they be fixed up in order to attract customers. Richard T. Eger Seaford

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Storm chaser is Seaford graduate

Jordan Rollins, a 2005 Seaford High School graduate, after just completing his junior year at Virginia Tech, was chosen by his Meteorology professor to be a member of the Virginia Tech 2008 Great Plains Storm Chase Team. This group left on Sunday, May 11, to spend the next two weeks storm chasing. Below is a website link that is following the group over the next two weeks with daily updates, articles and videos of their chase along with the route they are taking. The link is TILT/Weatherline/stormchase2008.htm Trudy J. Rollins


Difference in point of view

John McCain and Hillary Clinton were walking down the street and came to a homeless person. The Republican, John McCain, gave him his business card and told him to come to his office for a job. He then took $20 out of his pocket and gave it to the homeless person. Hillary was impressed, so when they came to another homeless person, she stepped forward to help. She gave him directions to the wel-

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