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NEWS HEADLINES RELAY FOR LIFE - Annual event’s aim is to “Strike Out Cancer.” The Western Sussex Relay takes place May 19 and 20 at the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center. Page 12 POWER PLANT - City officials decide to place the Seaford power plant in mothballs for the second time in its history. Page 4 MEMORIES OF CORY - Friends recall a young man who always put his buddies first. The funeral service for Cpl. Palmer is Sunday, May 21, at 3 p.m. at St. John’s U.M. Church. Page 5 AFFORDABLE HOUSING - Local companies are combining forces to look at ways to provide housing for employees. Page 38 CONFERENCE CHAMPS - Seaford High’s Laura Riddle (tennis) and Keosha Gibbs (track and field) bring home conference titles. Inside sports

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BACK TO THE 50S - Members of the Seaford High School Drama Club are on stage during a performance of “Grease” at the high school this past weekend. Students offered five performances of the musical. In the photo are, from the left, Claire Rekitzke, Danielle McTeer, Charles Larrimore, Clay Lester and Jessica Reuhr. See more photographs on page 20. Photo by Ronald MacArthur

Area mourns loss of another young Marine killed in Iraq Lance Cpl. Rick James was 2004 graduate of Seaford Christian Academy


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Seaford has lost another young man to the war in Iraq. Just one week after Cory Palmer died from injuries he received May 1, Lance Cpl. Richard “Rick” James, 20, was killed. He was the son of Kenny “Jake” and Carol James of Seaford. This was his second tour in Iraq. Jake James said that his son, a lance corporal, was killed Saturday in Ramadi. “They said his unit was fighting an enemy ambush and he was hit by small arms fire,” James said. The James family learned of their son’s death at about 5 p.m. Saturday. His mother had talked with him by phone just two days before. James is the third Seaford man to be killed in Iraq. In addition to Palmer, Ryan Long, 21, a 1999 graduate of Seaford High School, was killed near Baghdad April 3, 2003, in a suicide bombing. Rick James was a 2004 graduate of

Rick James in his graduation photo at the Seaford Christian Academy.

the Seaford Christian Academy, where he played on the soccer, basketball and baseball teams. He joined the Marine Corps before graduation and left for

boot camp on Father’s Day 2004, his dad said. He was in Iraq from January to August 2005 and started this second tour the first week of March. “My heart’s broken right now,” said Chad Kreczmer, 19, who graduated with James and who now lives in Baltimore. “We were best friends since the sixth grade. We played soccer and basketball together and always hung out together. He was hilarious and would do anything for you.” Gary Leach coaches soccer at the Seaford Christian Academy and attends the First Baptist Church, Seaford, where the James family goes. He said that he last saw James when he attended church before shipping out in March. “He was very sober,” Leach said. “Much more sober than I had ever seen him.” Leach said that on the soccer field, James, who played mid-field, was a Continued to page 10

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Sen. Adams’ bill aimed at council By Ronald MacArthur

State Sen. Thurman Adams (D-Bridgeville) has been in the middle of a controversy swirling around the addition of Sussex County Council members - generated by people on the eastern side of the county. Adams has introduced Senate Bill 304 that would add two council districts and two more council members in 2012, after the next U.S. Census data is compiled. He would not release House Bill 170, that would add two at-large members to the council immediately, from committee for a vote in the Senate. HARNESS ACCIDENT - In a rare fatal accident, a veteran harness racing driver was killed during the first race on Monday night at the Harrington Raceway. Hal Belote, 51, of Williamstown, N.J., was killed when his horse fell and he was run over by other drivers. Belote was one of the most successful drivers in harness history with 2,000 career victories and $11 million in purses. Two other drivers, including Brandon Givens, 19, of Seaford were also seriously injured. Givens was taken to Milford Memorial Hospital and transferred to Christiana Hospital with leg injuries. SECRETARY IS CENSURED . . . The Delaware House of Representatives has approved a resolution censuring former Secretary of Transportation Nathan Hayward III for his actions on the weekend before he retired from the post. Hayward, who was under orders not to release projects because of the financial strain in the department, signed contracts worth more than $75 million for projects in the Wilmington area. The General Assembly had passed a bill that would restrict the secretary of transportation from signing contracts, but Gov. Ruth Ann Minner had not signed the legislation to put it into law when Hayward signed the contacts. MODEL SCHOOLS . . . Three schools have been selected as Models of Excellence in Education as part of the Delaware State Chamber’s Superstars in Education program. The schools selected included East Millsboro Elementary School in the Indian River School District, Postlewait Middle School in the Caesar Rodney School District and Castle Hills Elementary in the Colonial School District. The schools were honored for continuous improvement in student achievement and progress being made in closing the achievement gaps that exist. Each school was awarded $5,000 and they will take part in the annual Sharing Forum this fall to let other educators learn about their programs. MARINE INJURED . . . Marine Corp. Kenny Lyon of Marion, Md. is hospitalized in serious condition at a Bethesda military hospital after being wounded by shrapnel during a bombing near Fallujah, Iraq on May 1. Lyon, who is 21 and a 2003 graduate of Crisfield High School, was transferred from a hospital in Germany on May 5, a day before his 21st birthday. LOAN FOR DISTRICT . . . The Delaware General Assembly voted to give the Christina School District a $20 million loan to help the district make up for a $14 million budget deficit. The interest-free loan, to be controlled by the Delaware Department of Education, will have to be repaid in five years with at least 10 percent paid back per year.



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For second time in history, power plant in mothballs Loss of peak shaving, tougher environmental standards have impact on Seaford plant By Lynn R. Parks For the second time in its nearly 80year history, the Seaford power plant is being mothballed. Soaring fuel prices mean that the costs of operating the diesel-powered plant are too high for the city to make a return on selling its power. At the same time, the state is cracking down on air emissions from power plants that use fossil fuels. City director of power Dave Thomas said that equipment to enable the plant to meet the new state standards would cost up to $2 million, as well as an additional $50,000 per year in operating costs. “We are not shutting the plant down,” said Thomas. “We will keep it in a condition such that upon notice, we can get it running again. But right now, it does not make sense to keep a full staff down there.” The city has contracted with engineering firm Downes Associates, Salisbury, Md., to conduct a study of its electric business, from how it buys power to how it provides power to city residents. Included in the study will be an assessment of the power plant. “We are waiting for the Downes report,” said Thomas. “Maybe there is an opportunity with the plant, things out there that we weren’t aware of. That’s what everybody’s hoping for.” The plant was built in 1939 to generate power for the city. But it has not done that since the mid 1970s, when the city started

buying all of its power from Delmarva Power and Light. The plant, which has six generators, only five of which are working, was mothballed for the first time then and remained inactive, firing up just once a month to make sure the generators were working, until 1985. At that time, the city entered into an agreement with Conectiv (now Delmarva Power and Light) to produce power at peak times. Conectiv paid the city for the power that it generated. “Peak shaving” ended in January 2004, when the city’s contract with Conectiv ended. Its new power supplier, Constellation, was not interested in peak shaving. The city went into the electric sales business, firing up the generators when the price of electricity spiked high enough for the plant to make a profit. But even those days are over, at least for now. Because the price of diesel is so high, the cost of power on the electric grid has to be more than $200 per megawatt hour for the plant to make a profit on what it generates. Prices typically hover about $30 to $40 a megawatt hour, said Thomas. The plant has not operated since December. The city’s current contract with PJM, Valley Forge, Pa., goes through this month and requires that the city’s plant be available for power generation. Three of the plant’s five employees have been assigned to other departments in the city. A fourth employee, David Lee, is set to be deployed to the Middle East soon. The fifth and last employee at the plant

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city for 44 years, most of them at the power plant. The operations coordinator “has been asked to come up with a list of what needs to be done to mothball the plant,” Thomas said. Thomas still monitors the price of electricity, just in case it hits the $200 per megawatt hour. And the plant’s employees remain on call at night, so that if there is a power failure the plant can be fired up. Thomas said that the plant can generate about a third of the total amount of power used in the city. The new state regulations regarding emissions from coal- and oil-fired genera-

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‘I was able to tell him that I love him’ Fallen Seaford Marine had close bonds to his network of close friends By Lynn R. Parks Nearly 500 miles and nine hours separate Newark and Jacksonville, N.C. But to John Maley, time and distance meant nothing. He was determined to see his best friend. “I had this overwhelming feeling that I had to go down there,” said Maley, a senior at the University of Delaware. “I had no money, and it was a long drive, but I knew that I had to see Cory.” That was Friday, March 24, the day before the university’s spring break was to start. At the end of his last class, Maley jumped in his car and drove to Jacksonville and Camp LeJeune, a Marine Corps base where Cory Palmer was stationed. The two friends spent as much time as they could together and the next morning, Maley headed back north and Palmer shipped out for Iraq, to start his second tour of duty there. As it turned out, that would be their last time together. Six weeks later, Palmer was dead. “I was the last of his friends to see him,” said Maley. “I was able to tell him that I love him. And he told me everything that he wanted me to know.” Palmer, who would have turned 22 May 10, died May 6 from wounds he received May 1. The son of Charles and Danna Palmer, Seaford, he was assigned to the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force. The military has released few details about his death, saying only that he was wounded while “conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province.” A spokesman with the 2nd Division public affairs office said last week that the Marine Corps would not release additional details. But members of Palmer’s family have said that he was injured when a military vehicle in which he was riding detonated a roadside bomb. According to Palmer’s uncle Ralph Palmer, Seaford, Palmer was severely burned in the explosion, which killed outright one occupant of the vehicle. “I always had the feeling that Cory was invincible,” said Maley. “He was courageous, completely fearless.” “Whatever he was doing, he was always doing the best,” said Pete Stephanos, who like Palmer and Maley was a member of the Seaford High School class of 2002. A student at Potomac State College in Keyser, W.Va., Stephanos said that his friends there have heard so much about Cory that they felt like they grew up with him. “I was just telling someone a few days ago that if I

had to be in Iraq, if there was anybody I could have in my unit who would help me sleep better, it would be Cory. There was Cpl. Cory Palmer no slacking off on the job with him.” “Proud doesn’t even begin to describe how we all feel about Cory,” said Kip Huffman, a University of Delaware senior and a 2002 SHS graduate. Huffman was born May 5, 1984, just five days before Palmer. “Mrs. Palmer was going into the hospital to give birth when my mom was coming out,” he said. “So I guess you could say that we have known each other since we were born, and we have been friends all that time.” Like Maley, Huffman said that he felt sure that Palmer would not come to any harm in Iraq. Not too long ago, he deleted from his computer all of the e-mails that Palmer had sent him during his more than three years in the Marines. “I thought, he will be fine. There is no reason to hold onto them. And maybe holding onto them made it look like I expected something to happen. I was really torn up when I heard that Cory was dead, and I had deleted all his letters.” Fortunately, Maley still had all of Palmer’s e-mails and was able to resend them to Huffman. “Cory was very funny,” Huffman said. “His letters from boot camp were so funny, we all laughed until we were on the point of tears. And during his first tour in Iraq, even when he was involved in the battles in Fallujah, he still wrote letters as if he was vacationing on some small tropical island.” “He was the funniest kid ever,” said Stephanos. “Even something as simple as going to the gas station was an adventure when you went with Cory.” “When you were with Cory, you were part of something,” added Kyle Rhodes, who graduated from Seaford High in 2002. Rhodes, who was Palmer’s friend since the fifth grade, said that he decided to go to West Virginia University because Palmer was there. Palmer left the university and joined the Marines in February 2003; Rhodes is a sophomore there. Sadly, death is not new to this group of young men. Mark Thomas, a good friend of Stephanos’, died May 11, 2004. “This whole thing feels a little

surreal,” said Stephanos. “Nothing makes much sense right now.” And Maley’s brother Francis was killed in a car accident last September. Palmer told his commanding officer that there had been a death in his family in order to leave Camp LeJeune to be with Maley. “This has been a rough year,” said Maley. “Cory was instrumental in helping me cope with my brother’s death.” And that - his devotion to his friends - is what those who knew Palmer talk about most.

“Cory always stood up for his friends,” said Stephanos. “You never had to worry about him doing you wrong.” “When you were riding with Cory in the car, he made you feel like you were the co-pilot,” Rhodes said. “He could rally the troops like no one else. He was a person committed to all of us.” That commitment extended to causes he believed in Stephanos said. “Everybody around him didn’t agree with the war, didn’t agree with why we are over there. But he was doing what he believed in. He was not afraid to

stand up and stare anything in the eye, and that included Iraq.” Stephanos said that he will carry memories of Cory with him the rest of his life. “I’m sure I will be saying, ‘Doggone it, Cory, I wish you were here,’ five times a day,” he said. “He had so much to offer to other people,” added Maley, “so much to give, so much life. Even in the toughest times, he could smile.” “He was a great person,” said Rhodes. “We were all in love with him. I miss him every second.”



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Business Lowe’s Seaford location will begin construction soon A new Lowe’s will soon be underway at U.S. 13 and Herring Run Road, in Seaford. The new Lowe’s store is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2006. The do-it-yourself retailer promotes its ability to help homeowners find the right equipment and supplies to build, improve, beautify and enjoy their homes. The home improvement warehouse store will have 116,000 square feet of retail sales space. A nearly 32,000-squarefoot garden center will offer a selection of flowers, bushes, trees and garden supplies tailored to the Delaware climate and lifestyle. A store of this size represents an average investment for the company of $18.5 million and creates up to 175 new jobs. Lowe’s reaches out to the community through partnerships with the American Red Cross, United Way, Habitat for Humanity and the Home Safety Council to create safer homes. In addition, in 2005 Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation contributed more than $13 million to support educational and community projects across the country. With fiscal year 2005 sales of $43.2 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a Fortune

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Local property manager joins national association Rodney Joyner, of Home Team Realty in Seaford, recently was accepted as a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), joining more than 1,800 residential property managers throughout the United States. NARPM is the nation’s only professional organization for managers of small residential properties, from single units to four-plexes. Members represent more than $24 billion worth of residential properties nationwide. NARPM was founded in 1987. It provides networking, education and public relations services to professionals within the

Star’s Room Makeover will air on WBOC-TV The Morning Star Room Makeover will take place this weekend. Lori Parsonson of Decor and You, the leader of the design team, has partnered with WBOC TV 16 to air the makeover before and after shots on their morning broadcast on Tuesday, May 23. Parsonson appeared on WBOC on May 11 for her design expertise when they aired a segment for sprucing up your home for spring. In celebration of its 10th anniversary and in cooperation with other area businesses, Morning Star Publications, Inc., offered a free Room Makeover for a deserving area resident. Morgan Messick, 12, of Seaford was the grand prize winner. She helped her parents during a time when both went through surgery, according to the entry form. Her parents are Allen and Sondra Messick. Morning Star Publications thanks the following businesses for their support: Decor and You, Bassett Furniture Direct in Delmar, Seaford Abbey Carpet, Kauffman Construction of Seaford, Hobby Ryan and Donald Stewart of Turnstone Builders, Marshall Auctions, Peninsula Water Conditioning, Suntrust Mortgage, Country Sunrooms of America, Pohanka of Salisbury, Resort Builders of Millville and AmericInn of Milford. Complete coverage of the Star Room Makeover will appear in the next edition of the Laurel Star and Seaford Star. An Independent Agent



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NFIB pushes for bill to help business afford health care The National Federation of Independent Business, Delaware’s largest small-business advocacy group, said this month that 764 NFIB/Delaware members and smallbusiness owners have submitted signed petitions asking U.S. Senators Joseph Biden and Thomas Carper to support vital SmallBusiness Health Plan legislation. The Senate is preparing to take up S. 1955, “The Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act of 2006.” Contrary to what opponents have been saying in press conferences, SBHPs will level the playing field and give participating small businesses the same buying power as Fortune 500 companies and

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Operators honored at environmental awards ceremony Delaware’s water and wastewater operators were the focus of attention at the Operator of the Year Awards Ceremony held on May 4 at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Steven Baker, a resident of Chester County, Pa. employed as a senior pump operator for Artesian Resources, was honored with the 2005 Water Operator of the Year Award. The recipient of the 2005 Wastewater Operator of the Year Award was Jeff Deats of Seaford, who works as superintendent of wastewater treatment and composting facilities for the city of Seaford. Each honoree received a wall plaque, a commendation from the Delaware House of Representatives and a monetary award. In addition, Environmental Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to F. James Burke Jr. of Georgetown; Ken Cross Jr. of Centreville, Md.; James Harrington of Wilmington; and G. Dean Melvin of Greenwood in recognition of their “sustained meritorious achievement in providing significant contributions to Delaware’s environment.” Burke is manager of operations for the town of Selbyville, Cross works as direc-

tor of production for Tidewater Utilities, Harrington retired from Artesian Resources after 56 years of service and Melvin is a wastewater manager for Perdue Farms. The statewide Operator of the Year Awards Ceremony serves to highlight the role of Delaware’s water and wastewater operators in protecting the environment. Award winners are chosen for their “outstanding technical excellence and exemplary work ethic contributing to the high level of water quality in Delaware.” The awards ceremony is held each year on the Owens Campus, which provides an Environmental Training Center for handson education of operators from all over Delaware and surrounding states. The center has achieved international recognition for the excellence of its training programs. “Partnerships are at the very heart of the work we have done at the Environmental Training Center,” said Dr. Ileana Smith, vice president and Owens Campus director. “Our sincere thanks go to the partners who help us make sure that water quality in the state is kept up to the highest standards, and our warmest congratulations go to the honorees whose outstand-


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very aggressive player. “He was very driven on the sports field,” he said. “He gave it everything he could every minute he was on the field, and it didn’t matter if we were losing by a whole lot. He was one of those guys that at the end of the game, he could hardly stand up.” Leach said that James was a leader on the field, as well as in school. “He had a goal, to join the Marines, and the fact that we were at war didn’t matter to him,” he said. “He absolutely believed in what he was doing.” “If he was going to do something, he was going to do it all out,” said Jake James. “He was always moving. My nickname for him was Rascal, because he could always find a way to get you in trouble. But then he stuck with you until the trouble was solved.” James said that his son always had a lot of friends. “People loved him, they loved him for the good things he did,” he said. “On the basketball court, they maybe didn’t like what he did, but when the game was over, they were there to give him a handshake or a hug.” Leach said that news of James’ death was devastating. “I just kept thinking over and over, ‘It can’t be.’ He was so strong, so full of life, so young. I just couldn’t believe it.” “My son is going to be missed by this whole community,” said Jake James. “He died serving his country, and we should all hold him up as a hero.” “It was his dream to go into the Marine Corps,” said Kreczmer. “He gave his life for that cause. We are all very proud of

him. He’s my hero.” Jake James has been teaching first grade at Blades Elementary for the past four years and prior to that he taught at Central Elementary. The loss of his son hit the school hard, according to Susan Nancarrow, principal at Blades Elementary. Three members of the James’ family work at the school. “We were all very shocked, especially following so closely to the loss of Cory Palmer,” she said. “But this school has always been a family and everybody is pulling together.” She said that the school’s SPARK teacher, Patty Eskridge, volunteered to take over James’ class this week since substitute teachers are at a premium. There are two other relatives employed at the school including Rick’s aunt, Jan Griffin, and his cousin, Susan Argo. “Monday was a very sad day here,” Nancarrow said. “On Monday morning, the staff needed a lot of comfort and counseling. But it is incredible the way the school is pulling together.” She said that counselors were brought into the school early on Monday to meet with staff and students. They were also available on Tuesday. Nancarrow said that the counselors and staff met with James’ first graders at the start of the day on Monday. “We went to talk to his class first thing and explained to the kids what had happened. There were a lot of questions asked,” she said. The official announcement was made at the end of the day. In addition, a note was sent home with every student. “We are really at a loss of what to do

and how to comfort someone in this kind of situation,” the principal added. “You just have to take one hour at a time, one day at a time.” All staff members are wearing patriotic ribbons in memory of Rick James. In addition to his parents, Rick James is survived by two brothers, Jeff, a graduate of the Seaford Christian Academy, and

Jon, a senior at the academy, a sister, Tina Gorman, Pensacola, Fla., who also graduated from the Seaford Christian Academy, his grandfathers, Kenneth James, Seaford, and Richard Lynch, Seaford, a nephew, Caleb, 2, and a niece, Anna, 2 months. Funeral services were not complete as of press time.

Seaford School District names Teachers of the Year The Seaford School District has named its Teachers of the Year as follows: Sharon Parker, fifth grade, Blades Elementary; Cheryl Filipiak, third grade, Central Elementary; Kathi Adams, first grade special education, Frederick Douglass Elementary; Bonnie Cannon, first grade, West Seaford Elementary; Rita Hoster, science, Seaford Middle School; and Dara Laws, English, Seaford High School. From that list, a district Teacher of the Year will be named.

Seaford chamber will present awards during dinner The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce’s annual spring membership dinner is Thursday, May 25, at the Seaford Fire Hall. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the John A. Jr. and Helen Moore Community Service Award. Volunteers will also be recognized. Social time will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance by Friday, May 19. Tickets are $20 a person. Contact the chamber at 629-9690.

Seaford Memorial Day service starts with parade On Memorial Day, May 29, at 10:30 a.m., the Seaford Veterans Committee will host a Memorial Day Parade which will begin at the corners of Pennsylvania Avenue and Nylon Boulevard. The parade will travel north on Nylon Boulevard to the Kiwanis Park on Stein Highway, Seaford. At 11 a.m. Memorial Day services will begin at the Kiwanis Park followed by a short dedication of memorial bricks that have been placed along the walk honoring those who have served their country. The Seaford Veterans Committee consists of the American Legion Posts 6 and 37, AM VETS Post 1694, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, Marine Corps League Detachment 780 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4961. The guest speaker will be 1st Sgt. Henry Fields who recently served in Iraq. Tent shelters will be provided in case of inclement weather. Immediately following the ceremonies open houses will be provided at the American Legion Post 6 on Front Street and at the VFW Post 4961 located on Middleford Road, Seaford. Everyone is welcome.

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Electric customers can benefit from helping the environment By Lynn R. Parks The city of Seaford and the Delaware Electric Cooperative are among electricity providers across the state that are offering their customers the option of buying green energy. Green energy is produced through environmentally-sound practices, such as wind or solar power, and not through the burning of fossil fuels. Consumption of fossil fuels such as gasoline, diesel and coal causes the release of several air pollutants, including carbon monoxide, nitrous oxide and sulfur dioxide, as well as particulate matter, all blamed in lung disease. Burning of fossil fuels also causes the release of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide. These gases are blamed for the climate change that is already evident around the globe. Seaford city director of power Dave Thomas said that the city’s customers can buy green power in 100 kilowatt blocks. For each block bought, about 18 cents will be added to the consumer’s bill. The number of green energy blocks being offered by the city is limited, he added. If the demand for them exceeds the supply, the city will create a waiting list for next year. The city’s green energy program will start June 1. For information, call Thomas or Sharon Drugash, 629-9173, or e-mail them at and The city is also collecting money to be put into a state fund for research and development of green energy technologies. All city consumers of electricity will pay .0178 cents per kilowatt hour. A typical customer who uses about 1,000 kilowatt hours will be

charged an additional 18 cents, Thomas said. This program will also begin June 1. Mark Nielson, vice president of staff services for the Delaware Electric Cooperative, said that more than 2,000 of the 65,000 cooperative customers have shown an interest in purchasing green power. Customers will receive more information about the option in their June bills.

Nielson said that the rate the non-profit cooperative will charge for its green power has not been set yet. Similarly, the suppliers from which it will buy the green power have not been decided on. The suppliers will be in Delaware as well as in other states, Nielson said, and could generate power from such sources as landfill gases, solar energy, wind power and burning

wood and poultry litter. Nielson said that at first, customers will not be able to select specific types of green power such as wind or solar. Eventually, he added, customers may have that option. For information about the green energy program at the cooperative, call the cooperative at 349-9090 or visit the Web site

Seaford family suffers loss of loved one in Iraq By Ronald MacArthur Another Seaford family is feeling the pain of the loss of a loved one killed while on duty in Iraq. Sgt. Matthew D. Hunter, 31, was killed by a roadside bomb on Jan. 23. A career military man, he was a medic with the 101st Airborne stationed at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. His sister, Amanda Gebhardt, has lived with her family for the past 4 1/2 years in Seaford after growing up in West Virginia. Her husband Gregg is employed by Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and the couple has two children, Cassidy, 5, and Molly, 3. The family is planning another move in May as they leave for Ohio. “It’s been a long spring. Time stopped when he was killed,” Amanda said. “It was devastating for us; unbelievable. We always thought he was bullet proof and larger than life. It’s hard to get used to the idea that he is not around. I see his picture and think that it can’t be true that he is gone. “You really don’t get over something like this; you just go on. Eventually, it gets a little easier,” she added. Members of the Seaford Presbyterian Church in Seaford recently planted a flowering cherry memorial tree in Sgt. Hunter’s memory. It was dedicated in a ceremony attended by the family on April 23. She said that she had been in almost daily contact with her brother via e-mail during his time in Iraq, and he called her one time on a phone. “They were getting shelled on a regular basis and while we were talking, you could hear explosions in the background. That was surreal,” she said.



Her brother was training Iraqis to be medics. “They were the first ones to get to him and they tried to save him,” she said. Sgt. Hunter was committed to the mission, according to his sister. “Matt fully believed in the cause and he told me that he needed to be there,” she said. Her own beliefs in the Iraq War have been shaken. “I used Gregg and Amanda Gebhardt with their to support the mis- children Molly and Cassidy at a ceresion and thought we monial tree planting for Sgt. Matthew needed to be there, Hunter. even though it is as terrible as it is. Now, I’m not sure if we are on the right path, but there is no way we can pull out. “It’ really hard to stay strong when you lose the person who means the most to you,” Amanda added. Sgt. Hunter is survived by a younger brother, Brian Hunter of Elkins, W. Va., his mother, Kathy Kinney of Valley Grove, W. Va., and his father, Fred Hunter.


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Relay will help ‘Strike Out Cancer’ By Lynn R. Parks Organizers of this weekend’s Western Sussex Relay for Life (May 19 and 20) hope to raise $150,000. The event will take place in the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, Seaford, Friday evening through Saturday morning. Mary Catherine Hopkins, chairwoman, expects more than 500 people to participate. The theme of this year’s relay is “Strike Out Cancer.” In addition to team members walking laps around a track, the relay will include a silent auction, entertainment and raffles. Rock band Barren Creek will perform, as will gospel group 4Given. Evelyne Colegrove will sing the Star-Spangled Banner and Emily Wasson and Katie Hickey will sing “If You Believe.” Guest speaker will be Gov. Ruth Ann Minner. Tom Chapman, a teacher at Seaford High School, will serve as master of ceremonies. The Survivors’ Lap, the first lap of the evening, will start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and will feature people who have survived cancer. That will be followed by the Caregivers’ Lap. The Luminaria Ceremony, in memory of people who have died, will start at 9 p.m. on Friday. Throughout the evening, there will be games and refreshments. At 8 p.m., Mindy Wheatley will open her hair-cutting booth, where she will take donations for Locks of Love. The program provides wigs for people who have lost their hair because of chemotherapy. The event’s closing ceremony will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, and will feature a surprise giveaway. Winners of the grand prize have to have participated in the relay and have to be present at the closing ceremony. Hopkins said that organizers have worked to get young people involved in the event. Children at Blades Elementary School made placemats that will be given out at the Survivors’ Dinner Thursday night at Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Seaford. Placemats that are not given out will be on display during the relay. A relay team from the Seaford Middle School Honor Society will have 87 participants, Hopkins said. And she also expects three teams from Seaford High School to participate. Registrations will be accepted for all events as well as for teams through Friday evening. And organizers hope that people in the community will attend just to enjoy the activities planned. Top team fund raisers so far include the Seaford Middle School Jr. Honor Society, Seaford High School Student Government, Blades Elementary students, Beta Sigma Phi, Callers

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Daughter takes over after father’s kidney transplant By Lynn R. Parks It was the summer of 2005. And Sondra and Allen Messick were spending the long hot days sitting in their living room, unable to do much but watch television. “It was hard for us to just get up to get a drink,” said Allen. “We just sat in the living room, all day long.” The Messicks, who live near Seaford, had good reason for their lack of activity: Allen, 46 and a farmer, had just undergone a kidney transplant and Sondra, 42, had been his donor. Their surgeries were July 25 in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. Sondra had had a five-day stay in the hospital, coming home Friday, July 30; Allen, a diabetic who had been on dialysis since April 2004, stayed at Hopkins an additional 11 days. Fortunately, once they got home, there was someone there to take care of them; to fetch that glass of water that they could not get. “Morgan just took over,” said Sondra of her 12-year-old daughter. “She willingly stayed home and was waiting on me, helping me, right from the first.” “She waited on us hand and foot,” added Allen. “It was, ‘Get this, get that.’ We couldn’t have gotten through this without her.” Morgan is a seventh grader at the Seaford Christian Academy, Seaford. “Everybody at the school says that not everyone would have done what she did,” said Sondra. “She was always happy to do anything, and never complained. And

when we tried to do something, she would fuss at us: ‘You’re not supposed to do that. Go sit down.’” So when Sondra saw that The Star newspaper was offering a room makeover to someone especially deserving, she immediately thought of her daughter. “She deserves a room makeover because... [she] took care of us for a month,” Sondra wrote in her nomination letter. “She gave up a month of her summer vacation to take care of her parents, not once complaining about it. “How many 12-year-olds would have done that willingly? She was so brave during everything, she was right by our side taking care of us, waiting on us, doing our house cleaning, cooking laundry, even doing our grocery shopping.” The Star received 15 entries for the room makeover, which the paper is giving away in celebration of its 10th anniversary. “It was not a hard choice when we read the Messick’s letter,” said Carole Kauffman, the advertising representative coordinating the project. “It really touched our hearts. They are very deserving of the makeover.” Work on the makeover has started and volunteers and contractors will be in full swing this weekend. Morgan said that she was happy when she learned that she her mother’s nomination had won the room makeover for her. And she indicated that taking care of her parents the way she did was no big deal; she even enjoyed being driven by neigh-

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533782- $299,900 Charming Rancher On Large Lot With Water View On Nanticoke River/Canal. Fish Pond With Pump. Irrigation System With Own Well. New Carpet And Linoleum Throughout. Directions: From Seaford Alternate 13 South Turn Right onto River Rd. Canal lane is on the right First house on the corner Hosted by: Elly Barry


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531646-$389,900 Brand New!! 3 BR, 2.5 BA home that features all the bells and whistles! Three sided wrap around porch, walk-in closets, stone fireplace, maple cabinets, 70’’ soaking tub, with many extras! A must see for sure!! Directions: Rt. 13 Turn Left by Johnny Janosik’s onto Trussom Pond Rd. Turn left at Stop Sign go around pond and continue straight then turn right onto Hudson Rd. House is on the corner Hosted by: Dawn Collins



Everyday is a Vacation Day in This Charming & Affordable Country Hideaway! 2.24 Lightly Wooded Acres, Move-in Condition Dwelling, 24 X 32 Insulated/Heated/Finished “Pool Hall”. 12 X 24 Insulated/Partly Finished Outbuilding, 2 Storage Sheds, Fishpond, Screened Gazebo W/Hot Tub Rt. 20 and More! $149,900 (MLS#535142) East from Seaford, Cross Rt. 9. After Landfill make a Hard Right onto Shiloh Church Rd. Property 1.5 Miles on Mary Lou Joseph the Left.


Perfect property for the small business owner/ entrepreneur! 2.37 acres on US RT 13 North of Bridgeville zoned C-1. Well maintained 3BR/3BA rancher w/attached office suite. 2 bay garage, 2 storage sheds, full basement & floored attic for storage. A unique opportunity! Rt. 13 North from $425,000 (MLS 535761) Seaford. Property is on the southbound lane of Rt. 13 Just South of Delaware Electric Co-Op. Holly Cooper


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Meticulously maintained home on 1+ acre, professionally landscaped w/irrigation & sep. well. Split floor plan, gas FP in LR, large rear deck to view hummingbirds & purple Lawrence Grantham martins. #535582 Rt. 13 North to right on Redden Rd. Go approx. 3 1/2 mi, turn left on Sunnyside Rd, turn right into Bridgeville Chase. Bear left on Meadow Dr, right on Woodland Ct. Home is on the right.

The best you can get! Energy Star rated 3 BR, 2 BA w/ gas heat & FP. 2 x 6 walls, marble windowsills, cathedral ceilings, hardwood flooringg in DR. Comcast available. #532841 $279,900. Scott Venables From Rt. 13 north of Seaford, turn left on Elk Road. Take 1st right into development. Turn left on Valley Run. 1st right on Winding Brook Drive.

Great for families! Open floor plan w/kitchen island, vaulted ceilings, gas heat and FP. Up-graded with 2x6 walls, marble windowsills. Energy star rated. Comcast available. 3 BR, 2 BA #532829 $272,000 Scott Venables From Rt. 13 north of Seaford, turn left on Elk Road. Take 1st right into development. Turn left on Valley Run. 1st right on Winding Brook Drive.

Custom built ranch on 1.88 acres. Many features include custom cabinets in kitchen, office, mudroom, baths & hallway. Wooden 6-panel doors. Corian & ceramic in baths. Summer kitchen & large sunroom. 3car det. garage & beautiful back yard. #528167 Connie Covey Directions: From Rt.13,go East on Rt. 16 at Greenwood. 1 1/2 mile on the left.





Clean, well kept 2000 3 BR, 2 BA 52 x 28 home on leased land in gated community. 30 minutes from Del beaches. $62,900 #527353 Bea Clymer From Rt 13, go East on Rt 20, then right on Fire Tower Rd. Right into Coolbranch. 1st right & home is on the right.

This Completely NEW 1,900 sq. ft. ranch on 1.5 acres offers 3 BRs, 2 BAs, FR/SUN room, KIT w/appl’s., att. garage w/drywall renovated 3-BR, 1.5-BA ranch with LR, FR, & large KIT. Includes appl’s., new mechanical systems, & so much interior, deck & more! $265,000 (#525247) more! $182,500 (#528670) Ron Ruark Trina Ruark

Lovely ranch w/vaulted LR ceiling, Florida room, 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs, deck, & double garage. Extras include home warranty & more! $275,000 (#533497) Phyllis Parker





Wellmaintained Cape Cod on nicely landscaped lot offers 4 BRs, 2 BAs, LR, DR, KIT, deck, home warranty & more Eileen Craft for $198,500 (#533619)

A fantastic master BR suite w/cherry cabinets & skylights is featured in this 3BR, 3.5-BA Cape Cod. The heated & cooled 4-car garage w/wash bay & 2 addt’l outbldgs. are a bonus! Many extras for $499,000 (#534016) Fran Ruark

This 3-BR Cape Cod off Old Meadow Rd 530 sits on a wooded corner lot w/deeded access to Nanticoke River. First-floor BR, 2 BAs, deck, stg. shed & many special feature! $245,000 Sue Bramhall (#534961)

Adorable 2-BA, 1.5-BA waterfront cottage w/spectacular views of Hearn’s Pond. Screened porch, det. garage, & extras! $229,900 (#535191) Terry Scott





Stately 4-BR, 2-BA Colonial on corner lot. First-floor master BR and updates tilt-in windows, interior paint & more! $254,900 (#535371) : Dee Cross

4-BR, 2-BA home with over 1,800 sq. ft., updated mechanical systems, home warranty, & extras! $229,900 (#535400) Vivian Wheatley

This 3-BR, 2-BA ranch w/country front porch, breakfast nook & rear deck sits on nearly an acre in the town limits. Open floorplan, home warranty & extras! $219,000 (#535475) Keri Simpler.

This 1,344 sq. ft. ranch built in 2004 offers 3-BR, 2-BA, LR, DR, KIT, & double att. garage. $257,900 (#535994) DIRECTIONS: From Rt 24 East turn onto Shiloh Church Rd 74, at Shiloh Church turn left onto Johnson Rd 447, then turn right into Shiloh Sandy Duncan Woods II, 7th house on left





Great home with many updated features including carpet, appliances, paint, garage, central A/C, extra storage building and many more! 3 BR, 2 BA (MLS#534250) West on Rt. 404 Through Bridgeville. Left on Dublin Hill Rd., Right on Progress School Rd. Property on Left. Betty Pucci

Unique Huge 2 BR in the Country. House over 3 car garage & workshop. Over 1 acre in Millsboro. Features: 2 Baths, EIK, DR, Office, Catherdal ceilings in LR & MBR, 27 X 10 Deck. Huge Koi Pond and mature trees add to country charm. . Needs TLC and offered as is. Priced to sell, From Laurel, go East on Rt. 24 to Right on Rt. 30 South,(Millsboro Highway). Turn Left on Lynch Rd. which is one half mile past Rt. 26 East (Nine Foot Rd.) House is three quarter miles on right. See sign. Fred Sponseller

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This remodeled 4 BR, 1 1/2 bath, 2-story offers exceptional kitchen/dining area w/all new stainless steel appl’s including 17 CuFt. refrigerator & 17 CuFt. freezer, dishwasher, range, hardwood floors, family room w/sliding doors leading to deck, new roof & 1-car garage. Lots of updates. See this better-than-new home today! (535990) Dennis Higgins


Charm abounds in this immaculate colonial 2-story home offering 3 spacious bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, eatin kitchen, formal DR, LR w/fireplace, den, hardwood floors, finished basement & concrete driveway. You’ll love the exceptional landscaped grounds w/fountain. (535814) Gerry Thomas



✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006 Elizabeth Mulford, Michael Ryan Neithardt, Fonshe Latrese Nichols, Laura Ann Riddle, Everett M. Roberts, Donnell Marcquis Savage, Emily J. Stone, Zachary J. Townsend, Terrell Elizabeth Truitt, Javaughn Ways, Jessica L. West, Haley Alexandra Workman.

Honor Roll Seaford High School Exemplary - straight A’s or 4.0+ Grade 9: Zachary Noah Cain, Sidne Laura Campbell, Thomas Christopher D’Armi, Kelly E. Kimpton, Clayton Adam Lester, Jordan McGee, Emily Ann Nielson, Hendrik Arie Phillips. Grade 10: Jessica Ann Bird, Ryan H. Budke. Grade 11: John E. Blakeney, Michele Fascelli, Megan Renee Torbert, Steven Richard Tull II, Kyle Webber, Alexis Danielle Winstead. Grade 12: Gina Baker, Thomas Jacob Eliott, Jeremy Paul Halter, Brittany Joyner, Eric S. Kimpton, Ashley R. Lockwood, Katelyn N. Mack, Chantal Nellen, Melinda Sue Obier, Claire Michelle Rekitzke, Jessica L. Rementer, Jennifer L. Stephens, April Marie Stevenson, Ashley Antoinette Truitt, Katelyn Renee Webber, Dana E. Young. Distinguished Grade 9: Cassandra L. Cannon, Menserrat Abigail Celayos-Martinez, Jennifer P. Elliott, Katherine A. Fryling, Kimberly Rose Graves, Aubrey Jean Hastings, Seth Michael Hastings, Emily Hubbard, Nicholas Ryan Hunt, Kirk James Neal, Kaitlin Michele Norman, Briana Grace Shuman, Joshua Michael Smith, Taylor Kristina Swain, Stephanie Todd. Grade10: Sarah Carrick, Antonio Fascelli, Jeanmarie Ferber, Daniel H. Flagg, Sean Hubbard, Brenna James, Lindsay Anne James, Shayna Monique Jefferson, Stephanie Nicole Jones, Shalanda, Lawson, Trevor A. Lee, Bailea J. McMillen, Tara Ann-Elizabeth Reagan, Kelsey Riggleman, Erin Elizabeth Taylor, Erin M. Timlin, Drew Thomas Venables, Caitlin Ruth Wasson. Grade 11: Kate Allison Baltz, Jeffrey Andrew Davenport, Krisandra Britany Davis, Brian Vincent Demott, Joshlee Gonzalez, Ashley Nicole Joseph, Brian F. Papp Jr., Taylor H. Paul, Kyle Edward Shockley, Tyler Gail Smith, Desmond Dwayne Snowden, Michael Andrew Zakrewsky. Grade 12: Victoria Cash, Heather Chapman, Shannon Nycole Crockett, Eric Scott Fisher, Cassi A. Greenwood, Brittany D. Hood, Chesney Hudson, Miho Taradevi Kokawa, Mary Elizabeth Massey, Caitlin Ann McGee, Christopher Milligan, Caroline

Momplaisir, Jacob Matthew Phillips, Bethany A. Ruff, Mary E. Ruff, Matthew T. Terry, Myron Webster Thomas IV, Wybens Titus, Jordan B. Wills. Regular Honor Roll Grade 9: Sarah E. Anthony, Jillian Marie Armiger, Jared Hunter Banning, Shane Brinson, Harley Dallas Bryan, Lindsay R. Chapman, Hilary Tull Cooper, Daniel Joseph Demott, Deandre Malcom Dickerson, Anna Francis Duryea, Alexa Jade Harrold, Adira Mesche Johnson, Matthew Burton Lank, Ashley Elizabeth Messick, Bryant Kyle Mitchell, Krishna Chandrakant Patel, Lindsay Carol Taylor, Nayely A. Tran, Tyler Matthew Wood, Brian Anthony Wright. Grade 10: Derrick Nicholas Cummings, Jacob Alexander Cutchin, Samantha Rae Deats, Viridiana Gomez, Andrew Joel Halter, Jeremy Matthew Kjos, Jesse Lee Knight, Alyssa Ann Matriccino, Amber Rose Matthews, Eric Daniel Nelson, Alan R. Passwaters, Stephanie Markel Pauley, Roy Phipps, Ashly Rayne, Barrett Alan Smith, Christina Anne Stevenson, Dalila N. Washington, Katie Webb. Grade 11: Nicole Amaty, Rose-Carlie Boromee, Nichole Lynn Bryan, Alison Paige Dunn, Brittany Elliott, Kristin Lynn Gillespie, James Robert Kessler, Danielle Brie McTeer, Joshua S. Miller, Lindsey Mae Smith, Courtney Ruth Swain, Valdanio Vemet, Brittany Michelle Wilson. Grade 12: Charles J. Allan, Robert Ryan Booth, Jose Lazaro Cardoza, Victoria A. Carey, Tiasia Clemmons, Megan B. Disharoon, Jennifer M. Goodwin, Erin Hanzer, Ryan Daniel Hastings, Joseph Holloway, Michael James Hurley, Kerson Israel, Leon Joseph Lahman, Darian Blair Libby, Trina Marie Moore, Caitlin M. Morris, Kathryn

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Phillis Wheatley Middle School Fifth Grade High Honors: Matthew Ballweg, Caitlin Blades, Jessica Brandenburg, Kory Brown, Whitney Cochran, Brandon Dries, Taylor Hatfield, Marybeth Kemske, Ashley Miller, Imani Nichols, Devin Opaliski, Erica Parker, Joshua Retzlaff, Kate Schroeder, Teagan Shupe, Hannah Smith, Jessica Smith, Melissa States, Jessa Vera, Mia Vera, Natea Welch, Nicole Widen. Fifth Grade Honors: Samantha Aiken, Jacqueline Albanese, Laura Baker, Kiara Banks, Morgon Barksdale, Brandi Beetschen, Devon Bitler, Johana Bowles, Amber Bramble, Shai Burbage, Brittany Butler, Joshua Cahall, Caitlin Chaney, Melissa Paige Cook, Amadeo Cruz, Jacob Davis, Jasmine Doakes, Prennay Doughty, Haley Dries, Shaunay Duncan, Jesse Elliott, Jenifer Frank, Lydia Greason, Diamond Haigler, Hannah Hastings, Precious Haynes, Zachary Hooven, Karon Hopkins, Tyler Johnson, Abraham Leon, Melissa Leon, Jeremiah Lewis, Jessica Minton, Michaela Morris, Norma Ortiz, Anthony Ostermann, John Pasqua, Isaiaheisha Ross, Jade Scott, Kaitlyn Slater, Chynna Smith, Damian Smith, Alexander Solomon, Victoria Swain, Jessica Wilkins, Mercedes Young. Sixth Grade High Honors: James Carter, Ae Gin Chung, Patrick Davis, Alicia Hashman, Jenna Hochstedler, Kasey Jones, Bethany Lachance, Dixie Magadan, Morgan Rifenburg, Taylor Walls, Nefretiri Williams. Sixth Grade Honors: Kimberly Albanese, Nancy Balderas-Salazar, Kayla Bevins, Hannah Bintiff, Melissa Bonneau, Miranda Bow-

den, Courtney Brittain, Tania Brooks, Kyrstin Cameron, Jordan Cannon, Joseph Carr, Samantha Casey, Jacqueline Cuny, Amanda DeCarlo, Zachary Deford, Ivana Deshields, Cody Downes, Tu’Asia Fleming, Sinhai Garcia, Lauren Gum, Breanna Henderson, Danielle Hinds, Jenna Hitchens, Ariah Holmes, Steven Hopkins, Marvin Houston, Christine Jones, Victoria Jones, Alexis Kiser, Michelle Lane, Alexis Lofland, Amber Miller, Hunter Murray, Tyler Phillips, Shelby Porches, Selene Quezada, Terrence Roberts, Alexus Short, Richard Short, Courtney Smith, Sha-Niece Stanley, Ashleigh Sturgis, Ashley Thomas, Briana Thomas, Ryan Tull, Ryan Wagner, Justin Warren, Dewane Washington, Teyvon Whitaker, Eric Willey. Seventh Grade High Honors: Katie Brown, Cedric Cannon, Brandi Carrow, Samantha Constantine, Sara Cranmer, Rachel Doyon, Kayra Edmonds, Cassandra French, Kelsey Johnson, Brittany Joseph, David Marvel, Daly Pineyro, James Pollard, Travis Shaver, Jordan Vazquez. Seventh Grade Honors: Andrew Albanese, Aleka Anderson, Natalie Bailey, Ashlynne Bennett, Justin Benson, Chelsea Blades, Kizzie Blockston, Danielle Briggs, Maryanne Carneal, Andrea Casas, Dorsey Christopher, Alexander Davis, Tiffany Dernberger, Leslie Deroche, Esaie Derolus, Tina Elston, Joshua French, Vincent Gamba, Franklin Garcia-Velasquez, Samantha George, Charina Goodman, Princess Haigler, Brandon Hamm, Tauvia Houston, Katelyn Kraszewski, Nidia Leon, Brock Little, Robert Miller, Kate Mullett, Tara Noel, Emily Passwaters, Shane Riley, John Schuyler, Daniel Seidel, Xavier Seymore, Bret Smith, Andrew Solomon, Georgia Spencer, Jasmine Taylor, Edward Thomas, Kywine Vann, Lakhira Wright, Rayelle Young. Eighth Grade High Honors: Dana Cranmer, Mayvalee Gonzalez, Jeré Hutson, Do-



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Honor Roll minick Laurel, Kyrra Lewandowski, Lauren Smith, Xavier Thomas. Eighth Grade Honors: Jennie Adams, Jennifer Bailey, Tiffany Baker, Olexsandr Barday, Jakeashia Bournes, Tereena Brooks, Robert Cameron, Malachijah Clark, Juanita Collick, Kristin Drummond, Amanda Eagle, Aaron Ewing, Laura Foy, Martina Gonzalez, Danielle Griffin, Lacey Haasen, William Hammond, Sheri Hastings, Duane Heberling, Jhony Hernandez, Ti’arrah Hinton, Demeshia Holmes, Amanda Knight, Caitlin Knotts, Brian Laycock, Keyon Massey, Dustin Miller, Joseph Moore, Paulaina Nechay, Tiffany Pepper, Kelsey Retzlaff, Casey Reynolds, Katie Ross, Katie Shaver, Shelbi Temple, Kasey Thompson, Jennifer Valle, Elizabeth Walk, Kaylyn Warner, Kelli Warner. Laurel High School 9th Grade: David Albert, Ashlee Brittingham, Brittney Brittingham, Kyle Brown, Kyle Burroughts, Jennifer Byler, Anaika Casimir, Ashley Cheeseman, Britney Clark, Amanda D’Armi, Michelle Dickerson, Aaron Givens, Justin Givens, Cody Grim, Brandon Hearne, Brooks Hearne, Caitlin Herscher - All A’s, Aaron Hitchens, Thomas Johnson, Brooke

Knox - All A’s, Josh Kosiorowski, Quinten Langley, Bryant Lowe, Kenzie Matthews, Twila McCrea, Gaven Parker, Diane Paul, Brandon Phulesar, Siasquia Pierre, Silvano Rondon, James Ruhl, Shane Walls, Bethany Wathen, Tylor Webb, Tyler Whitney - All A’s, Caleb Wilson, William Yossick. 10th Grade: Frederick Applegate, Gulsedef Arslan, David Bartee - All A’s, Elaine Best, Ashley Bolt, Zachery Bonniwell, Cody Bristow - All A’s, Rachel Butler, Tremayne Collick - All A’s, Danielle Davidson, Steven Dyson - All A’s, Chelsea Espenlaub, Kelsy Gordy, Alexander Hawes, Kristen Henderson, Ashley Hubble, Keith Koyanagi - All A’s, Garrett Lutz, Joaquin Millan, Matthew Parker, Amanda Smith, Michale Smith, Kristina Thompson - All A’s, James Watts. 11th Grade: Matthew Bailey, Tallon Barnes, Ethan Calloway, Toni Devincentis, Caitlin Dolby, Kate Downes - All A’s, Sarah Eller, Meghan Eudy, Whitney Evans, Kelly Gordy, Amanda Horsey, Melinda Jestice, Steven Johnson, Abby Kee, Scott Lawrence, Joshua Lewis, Tagewattie Mahadan, Lindsay Morrison, Miranda O’Neal, Samantha Oliphant, Joshua Palmer, Matthew Palmer - All A’s, Trent Passwaters, Autumn Patilla, Josh Pettyjohn,

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✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006 Herman Powell - All A’s, Ginger Queen, Fallon Rice, Jovana Rondon, Tina Ross - All A’s, Brett Shockley, Krystal Teeter. 12th Grade: Chris Archer - All A’s, Ashley Bennett, Ashlyn Booth, Joshua Byler, Joshua Carroll, Katy Cordrey - All A’s, Megan Crockett, Charles Cutsail, Christina Defrancisco, Megan Donovan, Jessica Fogel, Benjamin Hall, Ashley Hill, Jakeysia Horsey, Virginia Householder, Ryan Hubble, Claudy Joinville, Heather Kempf - All A’s, Tiffany Lee, Nicole Mann, Lauren McCrea, Virginia Medeiros, Alison Parrott, Amanda Payne, Krista Scott - All A’s, Heather Sheridan, Rodney Simmons, Heather Smith, Jason Torlish, Kara Townsend, Holly Tunis, Blaire Walker, Kimberly Whaley, Alayna Whitney. Delmar Middle & Senior High School Grade 12 Merit Honor Roll - Scott Brittingham, Seth Brittingham, David Cain, Blair Carey, Kelly Dorman, Autumn Fischer, Abbie Hudson, Paul Hudson, Erin Keenan, Leslie Lambrose, Aaron Mazur, Amanda McGinnity, Ashley Meckley, Alica Mills, Rebecca Mir, Ashley Mocella, Mark Passwaters, Melanie Raum, Carolyn Schilling, Daniel Schrey, Morgan Shaver, Samuel Slabaugh, Jennifer Spack, Lauren Witzke. Grade 12 Honor Roll - Shameika Bailey, Jessica Beach, Lauren Ellis, Kristi Hamilton, Laura Hammerer, Charisse Holmes, Randie Hovatter, Lauren Lewis, Austin McLain, Benjamin Meney, Kelly Ralph, Brittney Ruark, Joshua Russell, Meranda Serman, Jamaal Simmons, Christopher Slavens, Devena Spence, Skekita Vinson, Sunny Wong, Justin Young. Grade 11 Merit Honor Roll - Corey Basch, Jameson Brinck, Oscar Flores, Adam Gajewski, Amanda Gonzalez, Danielle Horseman, Kevin Johnson, Bethany Kleiser,

PAGE 17 Shontale Moore, Brent Murrell, Timotheus Reinhart, David Rheinfeld, Melanie Sonnier, Mick Tindall. Grade 11 Honor Roll - Autumn Austin, Brooke Boothe, Bryan Brobst, Mackenzie Byers, Samantha D’Armi, Terri DeBarry, Danielle Disharoon, Lauren Gilmore, Katie Harpool, Chelsea Hill, Jalesa Hull, Justin Jones, Jenee Kimble, Jill Klaverweiden, Jason Lynch, Erika Penn, Alan Preston, Caroline Robertson, Munnay Sharp, Seth Smith, Christopher Sullivan, Erin Tingle, Alicia Ward. Grade 10 Merit Honor Roll - John Breda, Katie Conner, Lydia Newberry, Megan Reed, Scott Slavens, Kaitlyn Smith, Joshua Vincent, Megan Wilkinson. Grade 10 Honor Roll - Maribeth Beach, Patrick Beale, Alison Bloodsworth, Kristin Brannock, Amber Burgess, Jebb Carrier, Kasie Causey, Shane Cronk, Joshua Fleetwood, Brandy Foskey, Mercy Hagaman, Brooke Hearn, Taylor Hill, Sequoia Johnson, Aaron Jones, Haley Keenan, Megan Lynch, Donald Mathis, Ashley Roberts, Jasmine Smith, Russell Taylor, Megan Webb, Chun Wong. Grade 9 Merit Honor Roll - Gabrielle Andrade, David Bradshaw, Deborah Breda, Shawn Briddell, Kelsey Dickerson, Kylie Gress, William Griswold, Amanda Holt, Alexis Hurley, Keisey Murrell, Annika Nichols, Aaron Shaver, Deneen Trader-Johnson, Sarah Wilber, Scott Wroten, Carolyn Zimmerman. Grade 9 Honor Roll - Rachael Adkins, Olivia Baker, Sarah Benny, Brandon Breasure, Ethan Daugherty, Ryan Disharoon, Kevin Forse, Meghan Gordy, Alycia Hackett, Chloe Hurley, William Jahnigen, Jasmine Jones, Dylan Layfield, James Lehman, Brian Lowe, Matthew Malinger, Tyler Manchin, Andrew Merrill, Estefany Morales,

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Honor Roll Megan Pettingill, Jordan Rowland, Amanda Russo, Jasmine Sanchez, Sean Scovell, Fiona Siegel, John Sparrow, Megan Spindler, Leroyal Stancell, Robert Thompson, Richard Tilghman, Ashlie Walter, Kellie Wyatt. Grade 8 Merit Honor Roll - Megan Beach, Casey Bellamy, Heather Conaway, Gordan Custer, Nicholas Damico, Mallory Elliott, Amanda Fields, Benjamine Gifford, Ashley Graham, Olivia Hartman, Chelsea Hudson, Aurielle Hutley, Colleen Kershner, Denay Lucas, Jacob Ludemann, Adam Marklewicz, Ashleigh Pais, Christina Parsons, Julia Poole, Brinkley Rayne, Sara Shaw, Dylan Shupe, Olivia Smith, Ryan Thomas, Kayla Threlfall, Megan Warren, Katelyn Wilkins. Grade 8 Honor Roll - Britany Brooks, Jazmine Brown, Amanda Campbell, Funda Cantulay, Ashley Caruso, Keith Cook, Robert Cottman, Jr., Corie Elliott, Brooke Evans, Jeffrey Fleetwood, Jr., Jose Flores, Jeremy Freeman, Jessica Frey, Kamisha Green, Zach Hammerbacher, Shanna Hearn, Justin Hickman, Natasha Holland, Melita Hyland, Kristen Kervin, Nikkia King, Kelsey Lambrose, Meredith Layfield, James Lee, Sarah Lyons, Candace McDonald, Heather McGinnis, Joshua Messick, Laquandiaz Mills, Sean Moore, Zachary Morcom, Elizabeth Niblett, Kevin Nichols, Corey Phillips, Andrew Reed, David Salerno, James Schnepel, Amanda Searing, Maurice Stratton, Jr., Abigail Tingle, Alison Tingle, Elizabeth Warren. Grade 7 Merit Honor Roll - Abby Atkins, Haley Barrall, Andrew Bergeron, Casie Brinck, Chance Carrier, Nicholas Cooper, Chelsey Cornelius, Jaclyn Disharoon, Ashley Elliott, Alexander Ellis, Tiffany Hughes, Heather Johnson, Courtney Jones, Cecilia Lehman, Haley Littleton, Taylor Lucas, Jessica Ludemann, Lauren Massey, Ashley Matos, Seth Rachocki, Chelsea Ralph, Allison Scott, Brent Tran, Emily Tull, Joshua Walls. Grade 7 Honor Roll - Matthew Adams, Tiffany Alexander, Usef Ansari, Logan Bax-

ter, Linzy Best, Joshua Birch, Lucas Blewitt, Kamri Church, Keisha Cooper, Takara Cottman, Steven Cox, Della Curtis, Nicholas Custer, Katelynn DeFelice, Josalyn Dorsey, Darin Doyle, Kyle Dykes, Justin Elliott, Sierra Elliott, Heather Fisher, Ana Garcia, Leah Gilmore, Laura Gonzalez, Chelsea Hagins, Matthew Harding, Patrice Harms, Alexia Hasbrouck, Shawn Hill, Kimberly Hopkins, Kourtney Hudson, Kelsey LeCates, Kourtney Mansfield, Mackenzie Martin, Shane McAllister, Amanda McIntyre, Teri Newberry, Robert Nichols, Brittany Parks, Chris Peterson, Kyle Prettyman, Zacchaeus Rantz, Darren Reid, Jr., Austin Robbins, Melissa Russo, Brady Scott, Dominique Showell, Yvette Siegel, Brock Smith, Nicholas Sonnier, Brian Thaw, DeVaughn Trade, Jaclyn Watts, Courtney Webb, Shannon Webb, James Whaley III, Hannah Wilkinson, Brittany Wroten. Grade 6 Merit Honor Roll - Genevieve Booth, Cassie Brennan, Kayla Brennick, Carlee Budd, Hunter Causey, Taylor Collins, Taylor Elliott, Caitlin Frey, Tawni Hollers, Justin McCain, Danielle McWilliams, Matthew Miller, Samantha Parsons, Alexandria Phippin, Jessica Rickards, Alexis Smith, Christina Stehl, Carl VanGessel. Grade 6 Honor Roll - Kendra Bailey, Ashley Bennett, Kyle Biester, Christopher Bireley, Brittany Bolen, Mary Bradshaw, George Brennan, Courtney Bunting, Shawn Conaway, Courtney Cooper, Jonathan Curtis, Erika Downes, Hailey Fretz, Shelby Hanley, Mollie Hearn, Connor Hill, Cody Holland, Rockell Jackson, Samantha Johnson, Tevin Jones, Arelina J-Gonzelez, Dillon Koval, Brady Layfield, Kevin Leatherbury, Danielle LeCates, Christina Lehman, Tori Luff, Chelsea Lyons, Martina Major, Jerosalee Medico, Travis Meschino II, Raven Neubert, Adwoa Nyame, Nicole Parsons, Cody Penrod, Danielle Pettingill, William Poole, Christopher Raglin, Shannon Redmon, Robert Relyea, Andrew Roberts III, Brittany Showell, Alexander Thompson, John Thompson, Macie Tuttle, Megan Upole, Kerry Ward, Keandre Whaley.

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TOWNE & COUNTRY FAIR PRAYER BREAKFAST The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, Seaford Historical Society, Seaford Ministerium and the Seaford Kiwanis are holding a Prayer Breakfast at the Towne & Country Fair on Saturday, May 27, beginning at 8 a.m. A limited number of tickets are available at $12 each. The breakfast is being catered by Jimmy’s Grille. To obtain tickets contact Bryant Richardson at Morning Star Publications, 629-9788, or visit the office of Morning Star Publications at 628 West Stein Highway, Seaford. Pastors from area churches will offer prayers for our schools, families, businesses, governments and communities. Representatives from a number of area churches will form a choir that will help emphasize the desire of the planners to promote unity. All the money netted from the Prayer Breakfast will be donated to the Seaford Mission. Morning Star Publications will match the proceeds up to $500. Businesses interested in helping support the Prayer Breakfast may contact Richardson at Morning Star Publications.

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MORNING STAR Epworth Christian School “A” Honor Roll - High Honors First Grade (Mrs. Bryant) - Heidi Carey Noah Donohoe, Rae Downes, Zachary Hudson, Noah Hummed, Christopher Jones, Shelby LaPlant, Cody O’Ferrall, Jennie Parsons, Jared Willey. First Grade (Mrs. Hassett) - Kelly Allen, Brandon Bradshaw, Gabrielle Hastings, Mackenzie Hawkins, Moriah Reid, Daisy Tillman, Andrea Timmons, Jacob Truitt, JC White. Second Grade (Mrs. Lowe) - Angela Baker, Christian Bethard, Emily Groton, Alexis Holston, Rimmon Mall, Rachael Scott, Seth Slacum, Kristin Smith, Heather Windels. Second Grade (Mrs. Wynn) - Kyle Atkinson, Austin Gardoski, Andrew Hill, Krista Johnson, Joseph Phillips, Joshua Smith, Laurie Wroten. Third Grade (Mrs. Harmon) - Renee Adams, Logan Downes, Matthew Dykstra, Robert Hazel, Bailey Kinnikin, McKensie Lewis, Jonathan Mills, Hunter Parsons, Julie Parsons. Third Grade (Mrs. Jones) - Mariann Agapito, Jesse Bennett, Leah Bollinger, Jacob Calloway, Makayla Hearn, Mackenzie Kinnikin, Jeffrey Munro, Abe Wharton. Fourth Grade (Ms. Drummond) - Jacob Adkins, Matthew Allen, Braiden Johnson, Carissa Jones, Katyanna Kerr, Shai Mears, Jordan Ray. Fourth Grade (Mrs. Pusey) - Caitin Benton, Izaak Donohoe, Victoria George, Andrew Jones, Timothy Phillips, Sarah Pryor, Rebekah Scott. Fifth Grade (Mrs. Jardine) - Travis Anderson, Jennifer Baker, Megan Gherke, Madelyn Gilbert, Kelsey McMunn, Tyler Smith, Lauryl Spence, Zachary Vaughan. Sixth Grade (Ms. Bird) - Dillin Bennett, Caleb Benton, Kathryn Bethard, Benjamyn Donohoe, Kellie Lewis, Caitlyn McDo-

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nough, Amy Miller, Claire Redman, Isabel Wharton. Seventh Grade (Mr. Knopf) - Maegan Bourne, Lauren Dickerson, Taylor Forse, Lauren Mahaffey, Anita Mall, Trevor McMunn, Steven Meade, Matthew Tull, Jacob Vannicola, Tiffany Vaughan, Ashley Wilson. Eighth Grade (Mr. Hargreaves) - Samantha Derr, Kasey Hummer, Katelyn James, Bethany Johnson, Cody Jones, Brooke Miller, Emily Pentoney, Jillian Phillips, Bethany Redman, Amanda Shockley, Daisy Wharton, Jessica Zoch. “B” Honor Roll First Grade (Mrs. Bryant) - Jordan Tanner. First Grade (Mrs. Hassett) - Benjamin Scott. Second Grade (Mrs. Lowe) - Chandler Berger, Foster Haynes, Sarah Klepac. Second Grade (Mrs. Wynn) - Kelly Danley, Joseph Hartman, Coleman James, Cassie Naples. Third Grade (Mrs. Harmon) - Joshua Dahling, Zachary Johnson, Keith Lankford, Matthew Lankford, Alexander Metzler, Mary Catherine Niles, Grant Ward. Third Grade (Mrs. Jones) - Zachary Collins, Matthew Hollis, Casey Kinnikin, Carol Anne McFarlin, Megan Meade, Alexandra Murphy, Jacob Ryan, John Veazey. Fourth Grade (Mr. Drummond) - Andrew Hartman, Laura Heck, Catherine Minton, Austin Tanner, Spencer Zebley. Fourth Grade (Mrs. Pusey) - William Davis, James Hill. Fifth Grade (Mrs. Jardine) - Mark Bunner, Matthew Dickerson, Jessica Hassett, Branson James, Taylor Price, Cody Tanner, Zachary Truitt. Sixth Grade (Ms. Bird) - Christopher Faison, Wesley Hoffman, Dylan Holston, Samantha Hudson, Mackenzie King, Bran-

don Klepac, Cole Messick, Amanda Vannicola, Alexandra Zebley. Seventh Grade (Mr. Knopf) - Mark Benston, Grant Calloway, Darius Hopkins, Lucas Johnson, Thomas McDonald, Shane Mears, Sierra Parsons, Joshua Willey. Eighth Grade (Mr. Hargreaves) - John Marion, Jessica McCleaf, Heather Spicer. Sussex Tech High School BETHEL Grade 11: Nina Axelsson, Courtney R. O’Neal BRIDGEVILLE Grade 9: Tyler C. Faulkner, Alison E. Holloway, Evan C. Lee, Chelsea M. Nichols, Nathan J. Rider, Cassandra E. Stuper; Grade 10: Bethany L. Callaway, Joshua D. Dickson, Lacey M. Eckert, Travis N. Milam, Justin R. Rider, Rhonda M. Warrington; Grade 11: Amber D. Drummond, Emily A. Johnson, Ryan D. Lee, Katherine R. Nennstiehl, Tiffany M. Roles; Grade 12: Lauren T. Correll, David M. Demarest, Tashona H. James, Melissa A. Rankin, Renee C. Warrington DELMAR Grade 9: Nicholas P. Alberti GREENWOOD Grade 9: Tamara L. Hanley, Caitlyn M. Rifenburg; Grade 10: Derek J. Kitchen, Jacob E. Moore, Keri N. Reibsome; Grade 11: Ariadna Q. Aquero; Grade 12: Joseph E. Bailey, Janise A. Henderson, Candice M. Windsor LAUREL Grade 9: Jenna N. Allen, Mitchell B. Anderson, Courtney A. Bailey, Dustin M. Hitchens, Rachael M. Messick, Keleigh N. Moore, Rachael E. Springer, Nicholas D. Stearn, Brittany E. Wheatley, Brandon C. Wilkins, Justin N. Worster; Grade 10: Heather N. Baker, Megan C.

PAGE 19 Campbell, Robert E. Chandler, Brittany S. Cooper, Jacob R. Crum, Sarah E. Culver, Joshua T. Dunn, Megan A. Eskridge, Kariann R. Flynn, Melissa K. Mahoney, Anthony W. McAllister, Lon J. Montuori, Jara M. Pugh, David C. Ricksecker; Grade 11: Amber N. Brown, Rochelle J. Day, Amber E. Dykes, Kristin N. Elliott, Joshua L. Graver, John W. Hitch III, Jessica L. James, Brittany S. Joseph, Pamela M. Milligan, Ashley P. Phulesar, Hannah M. Springer, Ashley N. Stephens, Jared S. Whaley; Grade 12: Bryan T. Blocker, Amanda R. Curtis, Maxwell J. Davis, Adam R. Dickerson, Michelle D. Jackson, Bethany A. Short SEAFORD Grade 9: Ashley M. Adams, Sara M. Adams, Ashley L. Bice, Sara E. Cramer, Michael J. Cunningham, Lacy E. Ebright, Mark R. Farrow, Brittnae M. Johnson, Amber L. Johnson, Tyler D. Justice, Robert G. Lehman, Emmalee M.B. Mancuso, Rebecca A. McMillin, Kasey M. Moore, Herbert H. Quick, Matthew C. Read, Gene M. Smith III, Taylor B. Tingle, Melissa D. Willey; Grade 10: Kristen A. Conner, Kelly A. Conner, Robyn Dechene, Tanya L. Hart, Hannah G. Krieg, Maham Mahmood, Alexis L. Massey, Sarah E. Smith, Bradley C. Snyder, Steven A. Spera, Joy L. Stephenson, Nicole A. Story, Katelin M. Tull; Grade 11: Erika D. Conaway, Schyler J. Conaway, Amber L. Cox, Kristen R. Cunningham, Melany C. Dubbs, Benjamin C. Elliott, Victoria L. Fitzgerald, Bret M. Hall, Jessica L. Parker, Brittany M. Rodriquez, Tiffany C. Snyder, Jill B. Willey; Grade 12: Sophia M. Bay, Ryan A. Brown, Christopher R. Huskey, Andrea L. Kessel, Thomas C. Mancuso, Hiral R. Patel, Jonathan D. Val.



✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006

PJ PARTY - Members of The Pink Ladies talk about high school life during a pajama party. “Grease” was presented by the Seaford High School Drama Club.

BACK TO THE ‘50S - Charles Larrimore, as Danny Zuko, and Danielle McTeer, as Sandy Dumbrowski, work out their differences during the musical “Grease” at Seaford High. Photos by Ronald MacArthur

TOUGH GUYS - Members of The Burger Palace Boys add backup to the song “Greased Lightening.” Students performed “Grease” five times on the high school stage.

PROBLEMS - Claire Rekitzke, as Betty Rizzo, sings about her problems.

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DNREC takes action to stop septic issues at Lowe’s Lakeview Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary John A. Hughes has ordered Ralph Givens of Laurel, to cease and desist all illegal discharges to the ground and surface water through the use of hoses and unregulated septic system operations at the Lowe’s Lakeview Campground located on Chipman Pond Road near Laurel. The violations present an imminent threat to public health and contribute to the eutrophication (nutrient overloading) of the Nanticoke River Basin, according to Hughes. Ralph Givens is the owner of a parcel of land at the campground located on Chipman Pond Road near Laurel. Following an inspection by DNREC, the Division of Public Health and a Sussex County constable, a notice of violation was issued to Givens for violations that include the following for which DNREC found no record of permits: • Trailers and portable campers connected to homemade “holding tanks” and “grey water” discharges from the trailers and portable campers through a hose onto the ground; • On-site septic system with a separate grey water system to support a bathhouse

installed at the campground; • Several homemade boat docks and convenience structures connecting the shoreline with the tributary of the Nanticoke River. A subsequent compliance inspection by DNREC staff on March 21, revealed campers using illegal septic lines and an on-site septic system to support a bathhouse discharging septic wastewater, according to Hughes. The order requires Givens to cease all discharges from campers to all non-conforming, non-permitted septic systems, as well as operation of all ground surface, surface water, and other devices used to discharge wastewater to or under the ground. It all directs Givens to contact DNREC within five days for a meeting to development a long-term wastewater management plan for the campground, to ensure that all wastewater generated at the campground is collected by a licensed wastewater hauler for transport to a permitted wastewater treatment facility for disposal and to hire an appropriate site evaluator, designer and inspector for a comprehensive wastewater treatment system installation.

HONORED FOR VALOR - In recognition of their bravery and quick action at an accident scene, three area men were presented with a Valor Award during the Sussex County EMS awards banquet on May 5. From the left are Dusty Hamilton of Blades and Jason Boyce and Todd Smith of Laurel. The trio were recognized for their actions at the scene of a motor vehicle crash on Sept. 25, 2005 when they entered a burning vehicle and assisted in removing the trapped occupants. The victims were removed without further injury. They also received a Delaware House of Representatives tribute signed by state representatives Biff Lee, Terry Spence and Pete Schwartzkopf.

Last chance to get tickets for tribute to Rep. Tina Fallon The Seaford Women’s Republican Club and the city of Seaford will have a community tribute for 39th District Rep. Tina Fallon on Saturday, May 20, at the Seaford Volunteer Fire Hall starting at 5:30 p.m. The celebration will be the official farewell party to Fallon who has served 14 consecutive two-year terms in Delaware’s House of Representatives. Fallon announced on Monday, Nov. 14, 2005 that she will not seek another term. Tickets ($25) are available at the city hall.

Helpline open to help people with gardening problems The Sussex County Master Gardeners, of Delaware Cooperative Extension for both Delaware State University and University of Delaware, are pleased to announce the opening of the Sussex County Garden Helpline. The helpline will be open now through Oct. 15. Master Gardeners will be manning the phone from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 856-2585 ext. 535 to either speak with a Master Gardener or leave a message. A Master Gardener will respond to questions as quickly as possible.



✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006

Health Sometimes doctors give choices, sometimes they don’t It can be that there is strep there, but it will only show up on a real throat culture. So the physician can do a regular throat I recently had a visit from a patient who culture. That will take 24 hours to come back. One option is to just wait for the reexpressed concern about the lack of information provided by her physician. She was sult. A second option is to give antibiotics interested in knowing the values of her lab until the culture comes back. There are then three possible approachresults. The physician responded by just es. One is do nothing. A second is wait unsaying that she didn’t recall the exact numtil a culture comes back. A third is treat bers. until a culture comes back. Each of those Physicians have classically been a pahas risks and benefits. ternalistic group. They take the informaIf we do nothing and the patient really tion. They reach a conclusion. They make has strep, then we have an untreated cona decision. They provide that decision to dition. Since we already have a negative the patient. They then move on to the next rapid strep this is not very likely. patient and the next problem. If we do the culture and wait, then we That is what many patients desire. It is not what all patients desire. Most decisions might have problems contacting the patient if the result comes back positive. If in medicine are complicated. The actual we treat until the culture comes back, we treatment plan is driven by what statistirun the risk of side effects or allergies to cally will work best the medication. in that situation. What usually will For example, The patient might agree with that happen is that the when a child comes physician will decide if he/she knew all the facts. But in with a sore throat, which of the three the need is to decide he or she might not. makes the most sense if it is a strep throat and present only that or not. That cannot option to the patient. be done simply by doing a physical exam. The patient might agree with that if he/she Some patients may have a terrible looking knew all the facts. But he or she might throat and not have strep. Others may have not. a benign looking throat and have strep. The same thing is true for treating In order to decide, the physician has the strep. We can use oral penicillin. That is option of doing a rapid strep test. If it the best drug. However, it tastes lousy and comes back positive, then the physician parents might not give it as directed. can treat the patient. A positive rapid strep We can use amoxicillin. It tastes better test means the patient definitely has strep. but is more likely to help create resistant However, some patients with a negative bacteria in the community. The parents rapid strep test may still have a strep also might not give it as directed. throat. The test is not 100 percent when We can give a shot of penicillin. We are negative. However it is close to that. So sure of the patient getting the medication. most negative tests do indeed mean there However, it hurts a lot. is no strep throat present. What usually will happen is that the Thus a patient with a sore throat and a physician will decide which of the three negative rapid strep test presents a dilemmakes the most sense and present only ma. It can be that there is indeed no strep that option to the patient. The patient throat there. That is the most likely thing. might agree with that if he/she knew all

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Cancer support group will meet this afternoon The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. The group will meet at the Cancer Care Center, second floor conference room, on Thursday, May 18, from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Clare Wilson will be the facilitator of this group, which will continue to meet on the third Thursday on each month. All programs at the Wellness Community are free of charge. For more information or to register, call 227-1155. The Wellness Community-Delaware is part of a national nonprofit organization that provides support, education and hope

to people with cancer and their loved ones. Through participation in professionally led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body classes, people affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation and restore hope regardless of the stage of disease. At the Wellness Community-Delaware, all programs are free of charge. More information about the Wellness Community is available on the Web site at

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NMH plans Cancer Survivors Day Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) on Sunday, June 4. This local event is part of a worldwide celebration coordinated by the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation and sponsored by “Coping” magazine and Lilly Oncology. A cancer survivor is defined by the NCSD Foundation as anyone living with a history of cancer — from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. Ten million Americans are now living with and beyond a diagnosis of cancer. In

the United States, half of all men and one third of all women are expected to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Many forms of cancer can be prevented and most can be cured if detected early. This year’s local National Cancer Survivors Day celebration of life will be held in at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Care Center on Saturday, June 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information contact Nanticoke’s Cancer Care Center coordinator at (302) 629-6611, extension 2577.

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✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006

CHURCH BULLETINS JC Block Party May 21 The JC Block Party in downtown Laurel will have free games for all ages, entertainment on stage all day and free lunch provided on Sunday, May 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Market Square Park and Janosik Park in Downtown Laurel. The event is sponsored by Laurel Wesleyan Church. For details call 875-5380.

Mount Olivet classes on DVD The story of Jesus on DVD was recently mailed to every home in the Seaford area. If it has stirred your interest to know more about the real Jesus, Mount Olivet Church, at 315 High St., in Seaford is offering classes entitled “Who is this Jesus?” The class will be held on Sundays at 9:45 a.m., starting May 21 and on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., starting May 23. All are welcome at either of these classes. Call 629-4458.

Memorial Day concert May 27 There will be an outdoor Memorial Day concert on Saturday, May 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Victory Tabernacle Church of God, U.S. 13A, between Seaford and Laurel. For information phone 629-8070.

Fun and fellowship dance St. John’s United Methodist Church will have a fun and fellowship dance on Saturday, June 17, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The dinner (choice of steak or baked chicken breast) will be catered by the Seaford Men of the Moose. Christian and dinner music will be provided during dinner by Jerry Jones and Mark Lowery CD Specials with live performances by “Lights of Home” and musical memories by Charles Michel (music from the 1940s to 1980s). The price is $18 a person with

advance tickets only. Groups of six or more must reserve a table in order to sit together. Call Ruth Rhoades at 629-0789 for tickets and table reservations. All adults are welcome with proceeds going to missions projects.

Concert at Trinity United Everett Warrington and the Gospel Gents will be in concert at Trinity United Methodist Church (near Trap Pond) at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 21. A fellowship dinner preceeds the service at 5 p.m.

Drama, Book of Esther June 4 Messiash’s Vineyard Church, Laurel, will be performing the Book of Esther. The drama is entitled “Esther and the King.” Plan to attend on Sunday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. This account of the Book of Esther involves a beautiful young orphan girl who rises from obscurity to become queen. For details call 875-4646.

St. Luke’s Faith Alive weekend St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Seaford hosted a Faith Alive weekend April 28-30. There were 85 attendees including 19 guest witnesses from Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Connecticut and Florida. The weekend included prayers, song and an opportunity to hear the experiences of men and women from other churches, as well as time for individual spiritual renewal. Dinners and luncheons were prepared and served by the ladies of John Wesley United Methodist Church. Separate programs for youth and teens were also held. Holy Eucharist, individual prayers and songs of praise were offered at worship service on Sunday. Everyone is welcome to join in worship at St. Luke’s.

Pastor brings home title Bob Miller, senior pastor at Central Worship Center (CWC) in Laurel, takes his racing seriously. This was evident earllier in May as he competed at the Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, N.J. Not only did he compete, but he brought Pastor Bob Miller home the title of “Faster Pastor” by winning the race. CWC members John and Debbie Irwin, and Jimmy and Georgie LaPlant, stock car owners and fans, recruited pastor Miller and youth pastor Rob Brown to participate in the special race for area pastors scheduled at the speedway. Central Worship Center. Sunday services are at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with the E318 Youth Group meeting on Sundays at 6 p.m. Call the church office at 875-7995.

The No Name Band May 19 The No Name Band will be at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, Georgetown, on Friday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.

Wesleyan Gospel Music May 20 There will be an evening of gospel music on Saturday, May 20, at 6 p.m. at the Seaford Wesleyan Church (The Ark), on U.S. 13 between Seaford and Laurel. The featured singers will be the Camp Family from Columbus, N.C. along with The Old

Time Gospel Singers of Laurel. A love offering will be taken and all proceeds will be for the benefit of The Make A Wish Foundation of Lower Delaware. For details call 875-1158.

St. Paul’s gospel concert May 21 There will be a special concert at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, on May 21, at 7 p.m., featuring “God’s Country Crossroads,” a southern gospel group from Pocomoke, Md. Don Murray and friends will begin at 6:30 p.m. St. Paul’s is east of U.S. 13, Laurel, on Old Stage Road. Call 856-6107 and hit 3 on the menu.

Latin Mass May 21 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 21. The mass is a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For details call 302-674-5781.

St. Philip’s Calendar Day On Sunday, May 7, 2006, St. Philip’s Church held their annual Calendar Day to plan for the upcoming year. Some events to highlight for the year ahead are: June 4th, Pentecost, Services at Old Christ Church beginning at 10 a.m. During the months of July and August services of Holy Eucharist will be held at Old Christ Church at 9:30 a.m. During the service on Sept. 10, the Rev. Rita Nelson will have blessing of the backpacks and this is also the first day of Sunday School. Sunday School runs from September through May. On Oct. 1 services will be held at Old Christ Church and will include Blessing of Continued on page 27

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity

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



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


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

“Heart Felt Praise” Relevant Bible Teaching Children’s Ministry Midweek Bible Study Tom Birowski, Pastor Seaford, Del. • 628-7771

Church Of The Nazarene

94 Walnut Street, Laurel, DE 19956

Phone 875-7873 SUNDAY WEDNESDAY Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Prayer & Bible Study Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. 7 p.m. God’s Big Back Yard THURSDAY 9:30 a.m. Underground - 6:00-8:00 Evening Service. - 6:00 p.m. “Investing in People”

Central Worship Center 4 Mi. East of Laurel, Del. (on Sycamore Road)

875-7995 - Pastor Bob Miller SUNDAY Adult Classes..................9 a.m. Worship/Kid’s Ministry. .....................9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Youth.........................6:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY Bible Study................7:00 p.m. Nursery Provided

EPWORTH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL PRE-SCHOOL-GR. 8 Featuring A Beka, Traditional Program For More Information Call


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

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

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


✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006


Where would Jesus be? By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church


There are lots of places you might expect to find Jesus: Alone on a mountain praying, in the temple discussing theology, or even walking on water. A little closer look shows that one place you often found him was in the middle of a party. His first miracle took place at a wedding reception. He was constantly referring to heaven as a place of celebration, and he was even roundly criticized by his critics as too much of a partygoer. So I think I’ve got a good lead on somewhere he’d like to be this weekend, the JC Block Party in downtown Laurel. Nothing beats a great weekend opportunity of having some fun, excitement, food and entertainment, all at the same time. That’s why I think it’s an event you should check out as well. If you are already a church-goer, stop by when your service is over. Even if church isn’t usually your thing, this party is for you. I’ve talked to a lot of people who feel a little stir-crazy with the cool spring we’ve had. They just need an opportunity to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the day with family or friends. The block party will be a perfect opportunity to do just that. The idea behind the block party is to just get out and celebrate life. Too often the cares and concerns of the daily grind leave you weary. This is a great opportunity to get out and get past those doldrums free of charge. All the entertainment, games and rides are free of charge; we’re footing the bill. We’ve also made provisions to provide

a hot dog lunch for free as well. (For those of you that just gotta’ have a sno-cone or some fried dough, there will be additional concessions available at a reasonable price!) There will be great music on-stage all day with everything from marimbas to guitars, to some of the tightest harmonies you’ve heard in a long time. Bring your lawn chair and just relax and enjoy the day. I’ll be there all day and I’d love to have you stop by and say “hi.” I think I’m looking forward to a good party every bit as much as the next person. By the way, this event will be happening rain or shine and so if we end up with a lot of liquid sunshine, we’re just moving the party indoors to the Laurel High School. So come either way and celebrate life with us. The party’s gonna be jumpin’ all day long from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday May 21. Come when you can and stay as long as you want. You deserve it.

Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor MON. Youth Meeting SUNDAY 6:30 - 8 p.m. Sunday School ..... 9:45 a.m. WEDNESDAY Worship...............11:00 a.m. Prayer & Praise 7:00 p.m. Eve. Worship........7:00 p.m. Patch Club (kids) 7:00 p.m.

The Rev. Crofford is Senior Pastor at Laurel Wesleyan Church. His views do not necessarily represent the views of the congregation or Wesleyan Church International. You may email

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Mahan Palmer, Tommy Lynn Swain and Gary V. Layton, Montine Carey Swain and John C. Willin, Kristopher Ryan and Kimberly Spencer Swain, Murray Alicia Swain, Valerie Kristina and Randy Kerns, and Alison Marie and G. Blair Venables; great aunts and uncles, Margaret O’Day Givens, Ralph and Peggy O’Day, Jean O’Day, Virginia Maxfield Massie, Robert Onwood and Emily Gayle Swain, Gordon and Margaret Lee Swain Harrison, William Francis and Betty Wright Swain. He is also survived by his cousins; Adam Ralph Palmer, Jackie Palmer, Bryan V. and Jennifer Layton, Natalie Ann Layton, Kristin Michelle Layton, Christie Lynn and Randy Herndon, Brent Thomas Willin, Courtney Ruth Swain, Jamie Elizabeth Swain, Taylor Kristina Swain, Morgan Carey Swain, Maggie Marie Kerns, Drew Thomas Venables, Paige Marie Venables, Dustin Blair Venables, Gray Robert Venables, Hannah Kate Venables, Amy Alicia Venables, Nathan Ryan Venables and dozens of other loving cousins, aunts, uncles and friends without whom his world would not have been complete. Cpl. Palmer was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Thomas Ryan Swain, his great uncles and aunts, William and Mildred O’Day, Joseph and Hazel O’Day Mackereth, Leonard and Sue O’Day Pritchett, Linwood Givens, Frank O’Day, Jack Livingston Massie, Gordon Continued on page 26

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

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

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

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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. 4:30-5 p.m.; Sun. 8-8:25 a.m.

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

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

Sunday Morning: Worship 10:00 AM Wednesday: Prayer & Praise 7:00 PM Located in Hickman Commercial Park 302-875-7814

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


“A Growing Church For All Ages”

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OBITUARIES Cpl. Cory Leonard Palmer of Seaford died on Saturday, May 6, 2006, while being transported back to the United States after suffering injuries in Iraq on May 1. Cpl. Palmer graduated from Seaford High School in 2002. He spent a seCory Palmer mester at the University of West Virginia studying computer engineering before joining the Marines in February of 2003. He excelled in all of his military training and graduated from Sniper School, Advanced Sniper School, Jump School, Combatant Dive School and Special Survival Training School. This was his second tour of duty in Iraq. He was there from September 2004 to April 2005 and returned in March of 2006 and was serving with the Marines’ 2nd Recon Battalion, A Company, 1st Platoon. Cory is survived by his parents, Charles Edward and Danna Lou Swain Palmer of Seaford; two brothers, Thad Edward Palmer and Kyle Thomas Palmer; his grandparents, R. Byron and Phyllis O’Day Palmer and Kristina Massie Swain, all of Seaford. Other survivors include his aunts and uncles, Ralph B. and Beverly

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The Atlanta Road Alliance Church 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE (302) 629-7693 • Rev. Ron Mayers • Rev. Andrew Kerr SUNDAY WEDNESDAY 8:30 Worship 6:45 Pioneer Clubs (age 3 9:45 Sunday School to grade 6) & Divorce Care 11:00 Worship/Kids Church 7:00 Prayer Service & 7:00 Evening Service Youth Group (grades 7-12)

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King’s Gordy Rd. .......... 8:50....10:00 St. George’s St. George Rd. .... 10:10..... 9:00 Mt. Pleasant Mt. Pleasant Rd...11:30....10:15 Pastor Barbara Auer

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

Proclaiming Faith 4 pm Sunday on WKDI 840 AM Radio

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Sailor’s Bethel United Methodist Church Bethel, DE Rev. Ron Wuest, Pastor Sunday School - 10 am Praise Service 10:45 - 11 am Worship - 11:15 am Nursery Provided office 875-3628 parsonage 875-2996

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

Sunday School - all ages 9 a.m. Worship 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Rainbow Day Care / Pre-School Rt. 13 South, Seaford, DE 302-628-1020

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Serving Christ in the Heart of Seaford since 1830 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 & 10:45 Worship - 9:00 & 10:45 Sunday Evening Worship and Children’s Ministries 6 p.m. Wednesday Youth Ministries 6:30 p.m. Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Todd Crofford Assistant Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor/Youth: Sue Boyce Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey

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

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

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

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 25322 Church Road, Concord Seaford, DE 19973 Sunday Worship - 9 am Sunday School (all ages) - 10:30 am For More Information call 302-628-8114 Rev. Diane E. Melson, Pastor



OBITUARIES Continued from page 25

Carey Massey, Nelson and Shirley Clemens and Joyce Swain. Funeral services with full Military Honors will be on Sunday, May 21, at 3 p.m., at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford. Friends may call at the Cranston Funeral Home, 300 N. Shipley St, Seaford on Saturday, May 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. Burial will be on Monday, May 22, at 1 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. The family suggests donations may be made to Ducks Unlimited, 105 High St, Seaford, DE 19973; or St. John’s United Methodist Church, P O Box 299, Seaford, DE 19973; or the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, P O Box 87, Seaford, DE 19973.

Don Lemon Don Lemon lost his very courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, May 13, 2006. He passed away at home surrounded by his family. Mr. Lemon was born January 7, 1942 to Mervin W. Lemon, Sr. and Ruth Chatham Lemon. He was the stepson of Rosalie B. Lemon of Laurel and the late William E. Twilley of Salisbury. He is survived by his wife, Karen A. Lemon, a daughter, Lori Lemon Short of Laurel and her husband Michael, Sr. and a son, Dr. Bradley T. Lemon of Delmar and his wife Valerie. He leaves four grandchildren, who he loved dearly, Erica and Taylor Forse, and Jacob and Madison Lemon and two step-grandchildren, Michelle and Michael Short, Jr. In addition, a sister, Penny Borelli and her daughter, Crystal, two step-sisters, Tammy Sisk and Sandi Japanowski, a step-brother, Mervin W. Lemon, Jr. and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Lemon was a member of the Wi-Hi “Class of ‘60” and remained in contact with many classmates over the years. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of sergeant and was stationed in Vietnam as a Military Policeman. Mr. Lemon worked for Dresser Industries and retired with 39 1/2 years of service. He formerly trained and drove harness horses, was President of East Side Men’s Club, a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8276, Delmar Lion’s Club, Salisbury Moose Lodge, Red Men’s Club, and Wicomico Democratic Club and enjoyed

Outdoor Memorial Day Concert Sat., May 27, 2006 1-3 pm Victory Tabernacle Church of God Alt. between Seaford and Laurel For info contact


✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006

Francis M. Doughty, 80 Obituaries are run without charge thanks to the support of area churches.

walking at the Centre of Salisbury, where he made many friends. The Don Lemon Coach Pitch Field was recently dedicated to him for his long standing commitment to the Delmar Little League, where he coached and umpired in previous years. He attended Delmarva Evangelistic Church and had a strong faith in God, which helped him through some very tough times dealing with his illness. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Holloway Funeral Home with visitation Thursday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Ruth Chamberlin. Interment will be Thursday at Wicomico Memorial Park in Salisbury. A reception will follow the service on Thursday at Salisbury Moose Lodge #654, Snow Hill Rd., Salisbury, Maryland. All food donations should be taken to the Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “The Don Lemon Pitch Field” for maintenance of the field and mailed to 27678 Polo Court, Salisbury, Maryland 21801, Women Supporting Women, 106 W. Circle Ave. Suite 101, Salisbury, Maryland 21804 and/or Coastal Hospice, P.O. BOX 1733, Salisbury, Maryland 218021733. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804

DENNIS T. MITCHELL October 25, 1941 - May 17, 2005

Francis M. Doughty of Seaford, died on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at the Delmar Nursing Home in Delmar, Del. Mr. Doughty retired from the DuPont Company in Seaford in 1985. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Doughty was preceded in death by his wife, Miriam, in 2003 and his son, Daniel C. Doughty in 1997. He is survived by two daughters, Deborah A. Williams of Seaford and Diane F. Windsor and her husband Larry of Laurel. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. His funeral service was on May 17, at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Mary ‘Louise’ Ward, 81 Mary “Louise” Ward of Laurel died on Saturday, May 13, 2006, at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford. Mrs. Ward was born Nov. 16, 1924, and was raised in Millsboro by William Twiford and Mildred Collins. She was referred to as “Louise” by her numerous friends and relatives, went to school in Millsboro and then to Delaware Nursing School in Wilmington. After graduation she married Jacob Donald Ward and moved to Laurel. She worked as a nurse for Dr. Pierce Ellis for several years before she worked for Dr. James E. Marvil for 20 years, both of Laurel. After she retired from nursing, she opened the Don-Louise Dress Shop in Downtown Laurel. She was also an active member in the Laurel New Century Club and the Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 where she was

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.) “We may not be Dairy Queen but we have Great “Sundays”.


701 Bridgeville Sunday School Road 9 am 629-9077 Morning Worship 10 am

One year ago we lost someone very important in our lives. Many tears have been shed in the last year, and we know nothing can ever be the same again, but we know we have to go on. Some day we will all be together again. Miss you very much. Pat, Brent, Dawn, Trevor and Marty

a former Noble Grand. She spent the past year at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford where she passed away with her family by her bedside. She will be missed by all of her friends and family whose lives she has touched over the years. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jacob Donald Ward, of the Methodist Manor House in Seaford; her children, Dona Tondreau and her husband Ken of Great Falls, Va.; and son, Jay D. Ward of Huntsville, Ala.; four grandchildren, Michael Tondreau of Leesburg, Va., Michelle Tondreau Stephan of Maple Plain, Minn., Lisa Ward Bolden of Georgia, Beth Ward of Huntsville, and two great-granddaughters, Jessica and Elizabeth Tondreau of Leesburg; a brother, Donald T. Collins and his wife Betty Jo of Millsboro; a brother-in-law, George Ward and his wife Frances of Seaford; and a sister-in-law, Annabelle Cordrey of Delmar. Del. Her funeral service was May 17, 2006 at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. Interment was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel. Contributions may be made to Centenary U.M.Church, 200 W. Market St., Laurel, DE 19956 or Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947. Arrangements are in the care of Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. Visit to send condolences to the family.

Albert C. Mayo, 86 Albert C. Mayo of Seaford died on Monday, May 8, 2006, at the Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation in Delmar.


Worship 8:50 am Dogwood Lane - South of Bethel, DE “The Church on the HIll Showing God’s Love to ALL” Gospel Concert every 2nd Sun. Evening 6:30 pm

Rev. Dr. Ronald Wuest Office 302875-3628

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

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


Christ Lutheran Church

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

Corner of Shipley & Spruce Sts.

1611 KJV, Independent, Fundamental, Soul Winning

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

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

“Welcome Home!”

Senior Pastor

Harold Daniels

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

7046 Seashore Hwy. Bridgeville, DE 19933


Church of God

Fax 302-337-8769

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

MORNING STAR Mr. Mayo was a manager for Penn Mutual Fire Insurance Co in West Chester, Pa. He was 1st Lieutenant in the Army Engineering Corps in World War II. He was a member of the Sharptown American Legion. Mr. Mayo was a Little League Coach, a member of the Galestown Ruritan Club, a member of the Thomas R. Patton Lodge #659, F & A Masons in Philadelphia, IREM Shriners, and Lodge Council Chapter Consistory. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Eileen Mayo; his son, Keith A. Mayo and his wife Ping of Ft. Worth, Texas, and a grandson, Curtis Mayo. His memorial service was on May 13 at Wheatley’s United Methodist Church, Galestown, Md. Arrangements by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

He is survived by his wife, Florine E. Waters of Bishopville; a son, Troy Ricketts of Lincoln; three daughters, Jean E. Smith of Frankford, Dyniece Ricketts of Salisbury, and Brena Ricketts of Bishopville; seven sisters, Viola Moore of Millsboro, Edna Wooford of Frankford, Leetta Boykin of Frankford, Lilly M. Purnell of Dover, Josephine Jackson of Millsboro, Paulene Lewis of Georgetown, Jocelyn Baily of Newark; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His service was May 13 at St. John’s 2nd Baptist Church Mt. Joy near Millsboro. The Rev. Annie Jane Custis officiated. Interment was in St. John’s 2nd Baptist Church Cemetery, Millsboro. Arrangements were by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.

Wanda P. Griffith, 69

Kathleen Venable Davidson, 88

Wanda P. Griffith of Delmar, and formerly of Laurel, died peacefully at her home on Monday, May 8, 2006, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Annapolis, a daughter of the late Alonzo Andrew Hubbard and Agnes Trew Hubbard. Mrs. Griffith worked for many years as a food service worker, beginning her career with the Anne Arundel County school system and ending with the Seaford school system. She was a member of the Woodland United Methodist Church in Seaford, where she and her husband were members of the choir. She had a beautiful voice and loved to travel to various nursing homes in the area to entertain the elderly. She was a very talented artist and painter who enjoyed sharing her art with family and friends. She had a fondness for babies and animals. Growing and caring for her roses was also a special talent. Penny poker and bingo were a few of her favorite activities. She was very proud of the fact that she was noted by a publisher of Delaware Aviation History as a pioneer in aviation. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, John Rupert Griffith; four children, Ron Frey of Queensland, Australia, Gale Phillips of Salisbury, Cindy Dove of Church Hill, Md., and John Griffith, Jr. of Salisbury; 11 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Many brothers and sisters and several nieces and nephews also survive her. A visitation for family and friends was on May 11, at Short Funeral Home, Delmar. Her funeral service was on May 12, at Woodland United Methodist Church in Seaford, where family and friends visited prior to the service. The Revs. Richard Bridge and Robert Robinson officiated. Interment followed the service at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro. Memorial contributions may be made to: Woodland United Methodist Church, 5123 Woodland Church Road, Seaford, DE 19973. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at

Kathleen Venable Davidson of Seaford died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. Born in Seaford, the daughter of Ethel Coulbourn and Edward A. Venable, she was a homemaker, a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and the Acorn Club of Seaford. She was an avid bridge player who in later years played bridge on the internet. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Southwick Davidson in 2003. She is survived by a son, C. Bruce Davidson, Salem, Va.; a daughter, Noel D. Boraski of Richmond, Va., and four grandchildren, Derek Klock, Michael Boraski, Corie Franklin and Scott Goin. Her service was May 13, in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Seaford with the Rev. Jeanne W. Kirby officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. Contributions may be made to the Altar Guild at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 202 North Street Seaford, DE, 19973.

Charles C.Waters, 79 Charles C. Waters of Bishopville, Md., died Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was a son of Morris Edgar and Josephine Mumford Waters, who predeceased him. He was a member of St. John’s 2nd Baptist Church Mt. Joy near Millsboro, where he served as a church usher. He loved to hunt, and farm. He also enjoyed joking with people he loved. He had been a truck driver for Perdue Farms for many years.

Wilbur Conway Carr, 87 Wilbur Conway Carr of Delmar died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, a result of an automobile accident. He was born March 19, 1919 in Richmond, Va., a son of Aubrey and Rena Carr. Mr. Carr worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator for the excavating company that he proudly owned. He was also a very talented welder. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing were a few of his favorite hobbies. He also enjoyed farming. He loved stock car racing and spent many weekends at the Delaware International Speedway in Delmar. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Virginia Hastings Carr, and two sisters, Evangeline Hitchcock and Juanita Parsons Hitchens. He is survived by a daughter, Serena L. Morgan of Delmar; three sons, William Washington Carr of Laurel, Dennis Michael Carr and Gerald Allan Carr, both of Delmar; 16 grandchildren, 20 greatgrandchildren; and a half-brother, Gordon Summerfield Hitchcock of Salisbury. His funeral service was on May 13, at Short Funeral Home, Delmar. The Rev. Edward Townsend officiated. Interment followed the services at Line United Methodist Church Cemetery in Delmar. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at

Dennis R. Loebe Sr., 63 Dennis R. Loebe Sr. of Laurel, formerly of Kent County, died Thursday, May 11, 2006 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. Born in Wilmington, he was a son of Frances Moore Loebe. He retired

✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006 from the Delaware Department of Correction as a staff lieutenant, working for the Delaware Correctional Center in Smyrna. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife Cecilia “Dale” Loebe of Laurel; three sons, Nicholas Loebe of Woodside, Denis Loebe Jr. of Verona, Va. and Daniel Haines of Annapolis, Md.; three daughters, Hilary Cowley of Glassbourgh, N.J., Kathleen Howton of Felton, and Heather Donphan of Dover; a brother, Ron Bowden of Texas; and sisters, Karen Miller of Newark and Gail Bowden. He was also survived by 12 grandchildren. A memorial service was held privately by the family. Arrangements were in the care of Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. Visit to send condolences to the family.

Rebecca A. Eaton, 60 Rebecca A. Eaton of Bridgeville passed away on Friday, May 12, 2006, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. She was born Jan. 30, 1946 in Queenstown, Md., the daughter of Samuel Preston Thomas and Lindy Mary Hammond Thomas. She was a homemaker. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, William Thomas and David Thomas. She is survived by a son, William Walter Eaton of Denton; a daughter, Stacey A. Eaton of Bridgeville; two grandchildren, Vanessa Lynn Clough and Phillip A. Clough, Jr.; two brothers, Douglas Richard Thomas of Ellendale, and John P. Thomas of Federalsburg, Md.; a sister, Debora E. Thomas of Seaford, and Norma Willey of Seaford, whom she considered a sister. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Her funeral service was on May 16, at the Framptom Funeral Home, P.A. in Federalsburg with the Rev. Denzil Cheek officiating. Interment followed in Bloomery Ceme-

PAGE 27 tery in Smithville, Md. Serving as pallbearers were Phillip Clough, Sr., Phillip Clough, Marvin Creasy, Alan Creasy, Kenneth Creasy and Shawn Thomas.

Ruth I. Rockewell Cable, 84 Ruth I. Rockewell Cable of Seaford passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family and her caregiver, Marie Quarrie on Friday, May 12, 2006, at home. Born in Berkley Springs, W.Va., she was a the daughter of the Rev. Earl R and Ruth Cable Martha Kesecher. She was in Civil Service for the federal government. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Edwin D. Rockwell; three sisters, Madeline Petoney, Clara Beeler and Fern Backer; her brother, Marvin Kesecher, and her great-grandson, Grant E. Crouse. Mrs. Cable is survived by her husband, Elton C. Cable; her daughter and son-inlaw, Carol J. and Newton E. Crouse of Seaford; three grandchildren, Donna J. Jones, Denise Crouse and David E. Crouse and his wife Tina; four greatgrandchildren, Paige, Drew and Adam Crouse and Amanda Jones. She is also survived by her brother, Earl R. Kesecher Jr. and two sisters, Anna Lea Oullie and Eileen Kesecher. Her funeral service was on May 16 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Seaford. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. The family suggests donations may be made to the Grant Edward Crouse Memorial Soccer Foundation, P O Box 663, Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements were by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

CHURCH BULLETINS Continued from page 24

the Animals. Oct 21 marks the day of the ECW Family Night. During the months of September through June the following monthly meetings take place. Every Wednesday at noon the Rev. Rita Nelson has healing service with Eucharist, a potluck luncheon follows the service. The men have a prayer breakfast on the second Saturday at 8 a.m., at Laurel Dutch Inn; the third Monday the ECW meets at 7:30 p.m.; the third Thursday the Shawl Ministry meets at 7 p.m.

St. Philip’s Cookbook for sale The women of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church have published a cookbook titled “Heavenly Delights.” The cookbook is available by calling 877-0281, or calling the church office at 875-3644. The office hours of St. Philip’s Church are 8:30 a.m.noon Monday thru Friday. The cost of each cookbook is $10.

River of Life Video series A video series on love, sex, marriage and romance which consists of six 60minute sessions addressing the art of attraction, dating, courtship, intimacy, conflict, romance and commitment is being presented by Tommy Nelson, pastor of Denton Bible Church, Denton, Texas. He has been featured on Focus On The Fami-

ly radio broadcast. Sessions will be held Saturdays, May 27 through July 1, at 11 a.m., at River of Life Christian Center, 17 West Market St., Greenwood, 349-9420.

Ninety and Nine dinner meeting The Ninety & Nine extends an invitation to all women to join them for their quarterly dinner meeting at the Seaford Golf & Country Club, Monday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. The Ninety & Nine is a ministry formed in 1984 by a group of women who care about the needs of others. There are no membership dues. The special speaker for the evening is Anita Kiger, who lives in Dover. She and her husband, Pastor James Kiger, minister together at Restoration Life Ministries in Smyrna. She is also the women’s ministry coordinator for First State Fall Fest, which will be held in Dover on Oct. 6-8 at Delaware State University football stadium. She will be sharing her testimony of the journey of her teenage daughter’s pregnancy and the victory that followed. The singer will be Deneice Brown of Camden. Reservations are necessary and the deadline is June 1. Send items to Morning Star, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973 or email



✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD BENEFIT EVENTS WESTERN SUSSEX RELAY FOR LIFE Annual Western Sussex Relay for Life “Strike Out Cancer,” Friday, May 19, Saturday, May 20, to support the American Cancer Society, Cancer Care Center, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hopkins, 875-7308.

NANTICOKE PANCAKE BREAKFAST Nanticoke Little League pancake breakfast fund raiser, Sunday, May 21, 8 to 10 a.m., Applebee’s, U.S. 13, Seaford. Phone 629-2237.

SHILOH HOUSE FUND RAISER Shiloh House of Hope “friend raiser,” Saturday, May 26, 6 p.m., Sam Yoder’s community building, Greenwood. The cost is $50 a person with a silent and Chinese auction and entertainment. Auction items are needed. Phone 629-5331 for tickets or more information.

CONCERT FOR NANTICOKE SR. CENTER Gospel concert, Saturday, June 24, 6 p.m., St. John’s U.M. Church, Seaford, sponsored by the Country Gospel Music Association to benefit the building fund of the Nanticoke Senior Center. Free admission; offering will be taken. Phone Jerry Jones, 629-9689.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD BENEFIT CONCERT Tickets are on sale for the July 4th Lynyrd Skynyrd benefit concert at Perdue Stadium, Salisbury. Proceeds will benefit the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Fireworks will follow. For information, phone 410-219-3112.

SUPPORT THE JULY 4TH FIREWORKS The 4th of July Laurel fireworks celebration fund raising is taking place. All contributions should be mailed to: Laurel Fireworks Celebration, PO Box 934, Laurel, DE 19956.

COURSES AARP DRIVING COURSE Laurel Senior Center is sponsoring an AARP driver safety program refresher course, Thursday, May 18, at 9 a.m. The cost is $10. Call early to reserve a space. For reservations call 8752536.

FITNESS CLASSES IN MAY New Fitness classes started the second week of May at St. John’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Seaford (sponsored by St. John’s but open to the public). Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m. and Tuesday-Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching, high/low aerobic class. Try a free one. For more information or to register call 21year AFAA certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch, 629-7539.

FOOD VFW BREAKFAST VFW Post 4961 Ladies Auxiliary, Middleford Road, Seaford, all-you-can-eat breakfast, Sunday, May 21, at the Post, 8 to 11 a.m. The cost is $6 for adults. This event is now smoke free.

CHICKEN BARBECUE Chicken barbecue at Christ Lutheran Church, Shirley Street in Seaford, Saturday, May 27, starting at 11 a.m. Price is $6 a platter that includes chicken, cole slaw, chips, roll and drink.

Submit Bulletin Board items by Friday at noon. E-mail: Mail: 628 West Stein Highway, Seaford, DE 19973 Items appear in both the Seaford and Laurel Stars. Mail to: Star Newspapers PO Box 1000 Seaford, DE 19973 BEST BET: Tribute to Rep. Tina Fallon, Saturday, May 20, 5:30 p.m., Seaford Fire Hall. Phone 6299173.

Delaware Electric Co-op will speak on member regulation. For more information call 337-3615.


Proceeds to benefit the new building fund.

There will be a special meeting of the District 39 Democratic Committee on Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. in the Acorn Room of the Seaford District Library on Porter Street. The purpose of the special meeting will be to elect a new chair (current committee members may vote on the nominee” and to elect new committee members to any vacant seats. All registered Democrats are encouraged to attend. After the business meeting there will be refreshments and an informal discussion on the 2006 elections. For addition information, contact Lynne Betts, vice chair, 6295198.



Chicken barbecue, Saturday, May 27, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., O’Neal’s Antiques, U.S. 13, Laurel, sponsored by the Laurel Ruritan Club. The cost is $5 and benefits local charities.

CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS Woodland United Methodist Church Women chicken and dumpling dinner, Saturday, May 20, 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $8; children 6-12 years $4; 5-years-and-under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next tot he Woodland Ferry House. No carry-outs. Call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

PANCAKE SUPPER IN SEAFORD Knights of Columbus pancake dinner, Friday, June 2, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Stein Highway, Seaford. Adults are $5; children under 12, $3.50. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund and charitable works.

CLASS OF 2008 BARBECUE Seaford Class of 2008 chicken barbecue, Saturday, June 3, at Dover Pools on U.S. 13, 10 a.m. until all the chicken is gone. Chicken meals can be bought on site for $6 or reserved via ticket purchse from any class of 2008 member or at the high school main office. Contact Jason Jeandell, 629-4587 ext. 368, or email

MEETINGS RELIANCE GRANGE SUPPER Reliance Grange 58 covered dish supper, Monday, May 22, 6:30 p.m. at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Stein Highway in Reliance. Following the supper, Layton Wheeler from the

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Seaford Republican Women’s Club meeting, Thursday, May 25, 10:30 a.m., Seaford Golf and Country Club. The meeting is open to the public. There is no charge and lunch is optional. For further information call Anne Nesbitt at 6287788.

SPECIAL EVENTS BETHEL MUSEUM IS OPEN The Bethel Maritime Museum on First Street, Bethel, will be open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

SEAFORD CHAMBER MIXER Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce after business hours mixer, Thursday, May 18, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral Family Steak House, U.S. 13, Seaford. There will be refreshments and door prizes. RSVP to the chamber (6299690).

DEMOCRATS PLAN FASHION SHOW Sussex County Women’s Democrat Club spring fashion show, 11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 18, Sussex Pines Country Club. The price is $12, the regular price of monthly luncheon meetings that are held the third Thursday of each month. This luncheon will kick off the club’s election year. All check made payable to SCWDC.

COMMUNITY DAY REUNIONS WOODBRIDGE CLASS OF 1976 Woodbridge High School Class of 1976, 30-year class reunion meeting, Woodbridge Elementary School library, Monday, May 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. Meeting is open to any member willing to help plan reunion. Contact Dottie (Dorothy Breeding Bauguess) or Sheila (Clarkson) Clough at Woodbridge Elementary School, 349-4539.

Community Day, Saturday, May 20, Clarence Street Church of God, Seaford, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free food, games, giveaways, police demonstrations, children’s activities. Four bikes will be given away.

TRIBUTE TO REP. FALLON Tribute to retiring State Rep. Tina Fallon, Saturday, May 20, Seaford Fire Hall, 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available at Seaford City Hall (629-9173) or Anne Nesbitt (628-7788).

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✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006





Saturday, May 20, noon to 4 p.m., EMS Week Safety Fair, Sussex County Western Administrative Complex, Sussex County EMS Headquarters, 22215 South DuPont Highway, Georgetown, demonstrations, exhibits and information

Second annual “Taste of Lewes,” Sunday, June 4, noon to 3 p.m., Virden Center, Pilottown Road, Lewes, featuring cuisine ad wine and ale selections from 14 of Lewes’ restaurants, brewer and vintner, complemented by live Reggae music and a special auction. The $30 ticket, which includes all food stations and two beverages, may be purchased by calling the Lewes Canalfront Park at 302-645-2795.

Laurel Senior Center trip to Cape Cod and the islands, June 19-23. Cost: $599 per person which includes round trip motor coach, four nights at Heritage House Hotel, four buffet breakfasts, four full dinners, guided tours to Martha’s Vineyard, Hyannis and Nantucket Island, harbor cruise, taxes and tips, baggage handling. For more information call 875-2536.


The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation Orioles vs. Yankees trip, Friday, June 2, to Camden Yards. The

JC BLOCK PARTY JC Block Party, Sunday, May 21, downtown Laurel, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free entertainment, hot dogs and games.

FORUM FOR HOMEOWNERS Forum designed for manufactured homeowners who live in a land-lease community in Sussex County and community owners and managers to discuss issues of common interest, Thursday, May 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Owens Campus, Delaware Tech on Seashore Highway, Georgetown, William Carter Partnership Center, room 529. Forum coordinated by First State Manufactured Housing Association. For more information, contact Linda Boone at 674-5868 or 800-5445868, or

ANNUAL CHAMBER DINNER Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce’s annual spring membership dinner, Thursday, May 25, at the Seaford Fire Hall with the presentation of the John A. Jr. and Helen Moore Community Service Award and volunteer recognition. Social time will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Reservations by Friday, May 19. Tickets are $20 a person. Phone 6299690.

COAST GUARD OPEN HOUSE U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary open house, Saturday, May 27, Nanticoke Marine Park, Blades, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 50 exhibitors will be featured including the Team Coast Guard Racing NASCAR car driven by Kevin Harvick and Jeff Burton.

TOWNE & COUNTRY FAIR 13th annual Towne & Country Fair, Gov. Ross Plantation, Seaford, May 27-28. Events scheduled throughout the two days, refreshments, children’s activities, pageants, living history demonstrations and more. Phone the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, 629-9690.

Lower Delaware Therapy Dogs group Longaberger basket bingo, Wednesday, June 7, 7 p.m., at the American Legion, located in Millsboro. The evening will consist of 20 games. Advance tickets are $20; $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win one of the several door prizes. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information phone 732-3634.

SEAFORD’S MEMORIAL DAY Seaford Veterans Committee Memorial Day ceremony, Monday, May 29, Kiwanis Park, 11 a.m. A parade on Nylon Blvd. starts the ceremony at 10:30 a.m.

SPRING FEST AT CHURCH Spring Fest, Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m., Church of God of Prophecy, U.S. 13 and Dorthy Road, Delmar, Del. Oyster, cheese steak, crab cake and soft crab sandwiches, homemade ice cream and baked goods. Phone 8757824.

WASHINGTON TRIP Bus trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by Roelma Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Sharptown, Saturday, June 10. The bus leaves the carnival grounds in Sharptown at 8 a.m.; the cost is $20. Stops will be made at the World War II and Vietnam memorials, The Mall, Smithsonian, National Gallery of Art and the Museum of Natural History. Lunch and dinner on your

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Downtown Seaford yard sale, Mt. Olivet U.M. Church parking lot, Saturday, May 27, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Seaford Downtown Business Assoc. Spaces ($10) are available until May 24. Phone 841-3511 for information. Proceeds will go to the Christmas Parade.








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The Chatter Hatters of Laurel are sponsoring a bus trip to the American Music Theater, Aug. 19, to celebrate Red Hat Society Week. Cost is $75 which includes transportation, show and dinner. Leave Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel at 10 a.m. For more information call 875-3278.

Delmar Alumni Association bus trip, Thursday, June 22, to historic New Hope, Pa. (on the Delaware River) for a day of shopping, sight seeing and to attend a play, “The Graduate.” The bus leaves from Delmar High School at 7 a.m./returns approximately 11 p.m. Cost is $60. Deadline: May 30. Send payment to: Suzanne Roberts, 28845 Adkins Road, Delmar, MD 21875; or call (410) 896-259.

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Delmar’s 30th annual Day in the Park is looking for food and craft vendors for the Saturday, June 3 event. Booths start at $35. Call 846-3336.



Laura C. Castillo, M.S., O.D., earned her Doctor of Optometry degree and a Masters in Clinical Sciences in Optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. After completing a residency in Primary Care at NOVA Southeastern University, Dr. Castillo served as Chief resident. She also has experience in teaching international optometrist abroad.


An indoor yard sale, with tables available to rent, $15 per table or two for $25, will be Saturday, June 3, 7 a.m. at Woodland United Methodist Church. Sponsored by church youth group. Call 629-8775 or 629-4930 .

own with a dinner stop in Annapolis. The deadline is June 1. Contact Susan Calloway, 875-5911.

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Second annual prayer march, Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. Seaford Mission, Third and North streets, Seaford. Sponsored by Seaford Neighborhood Watch. Phone Pat Jones, 628-1908.

MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION WOODLAND INDOOR SALE Memorial Day celebration, Monday, May 29, Bridgeville Veterans Memorial in Bridgeville Cemetery, 9:30 a.m.

cost is $44 for each ticket and the bus. Tickets are in section 86 by the bullpen. The bus leaves the rear parking lot of the high school at 4 p.m.



Nanticoke River Yacht Club yard sale, Saturday, May 20, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (raindate is Saturday, June 3), $10 per table. Call 629-2122 or 875-7143.






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✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006

ENTERTAINMENT Tractors will parade near Laurel The First State Antique Tractor Club has set 1 p.m., Saturday, May 20, for its third annual tractor drive. Beginning at Pepperbox, east of Laurel, the seven-mile outing will circle the area southeast of Trap Pond State Park. Members of the five-year-old organization will drive their restored tractors along Pepperbox Road, turn north onto Whaley’s Road then west on Wootten Road, cross the dam at Raccoon Pond, head south at Hudson Road, east onto Arvey Road and complete the route by turning northeast onto Pepperbox Road. After the drive, the drivers, their families and invited guests will gather for a picnic at Ed-Lo Acres, host Ed Evans’ home. Charter club members Herman Zeitler of Harrington, Alvin Hastings of

Seaford and Evans organized the get-together. Tractor drives are popular events in the Midwest and are quickly gaining enthusiasts on the East Coast. Participation and interest has grown here on the Eastern Shore, and at least 25 tractors are expected in this year’s cavalcade. Spectators are encouraged to watch the “parade” as it passes through the rural, wooded area. Interested antique tractor enthusiasts are welcome to check out the tractors. To get more information about the club, contact president Rose Hastings at 875-3040. The First State Antique Tractor Club will sponsor its annual show on Oct. 6 and 7, at Sam Yoder’s Farm, Greenwood. This year Massey Harris will be the featured tractor.

CAST AND CREW - Possum Point Players in Georgetown recently concluded their production of Arthur Miller’s classic, “All My Sons.” Cast members (from the left) are (across the front): crew members, Ben Beck, Donna Flomp, Karen Andes, Shanna Andes, Matt Schuler; Director, H. Barlow, cast member, Travis Waller; and crew members, Julie Anderson, Stacey Colegrove, Michael Phillips; (back): cast members, Carreen Kouts, Jerry Birl, Dick Rosse, Beverly Smith; and (side): (sitting): cast Members, Margo Ramge, Gary Ramage and (standing): cast members, Fred Dean, Catherine Baker and John Marino.

Second annual Hamfest features forums, vendors, tailgating ■ American Radio Relay Hamfest, Saturday, May 27, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sussex Tech High School, Rt. 9 near Georgetown.

The Sussex Technical High School Amateur Radio Club will be hosting its second annual American Radio Relay League-sanctioned Hamfest on Saturday, May 27, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the high school. The day will be filled with informational forums, a traditional Hamfest tailgating party, vendors, raffles and door prizes. Highlighted this year will be four moderated forums staggered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Topics include AARL-The State of Amateur Radio, DXing, contesting, digital radio, computer aids for the Hamshack and Skywarn. Keynote speaker will be John Johnston, president of the Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA).

At noon, a FCC test session will begin. Walk-ins for the test are welcome. Throughout the day, traditional Hamfest tailgating will be taking place in the bus parking lot on the west side of the school. Featured exhibits include the Civil Air Patrol, a MARS Emergency Communications Unit and others. Inside in the commons area, vendors and organizations will be having displays. Tailgating space is free. Indoor tables are $10 each. Food and beverage will be available all day. Sussex Tech’s Key Club will have scrapple sandwiches for breakfast. Raffles will be conducted for three prizes-a FT-7800 dual band radio, a $100 gift certificate from Ham Radio Outlet and a custom QSL Card Design Services valued at $65. Plus, used computers will be given away as door prizes. These computers have been rebuilt by the electronics

A first for the Chicken Festival ■ 57th annual Delmarva Chicken Festival, Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24, Snow Hill, Md. Events and entertainment scheduled all day with plenty of food. Fireworks.

For the first time in the event’s 57-year history, a skid steer rodeo will join the entertainment line-up at the Delmarva Chicken Festival. Set for Saturday, June 24, between 2 and 4 p.m., the rodeo will take place in Byrd Park located in downtown Snow Hill, Md., site of the 2006 festival. Contestants in three categories — professional operator, professional farmer, and non-professional operator — will race against the clock as they maneuver their skid steer through a skill and obstacle course. A special competition will be staged for volunteer firemen from throughout the region. Winners in all categories will receive trophies. The skid steer rodeo is sponsored by Mercantile Peninsula Bank. Contestants must be at least 18 years of

age and each contestant must sign a liability release. The rodeo is open to both male and female competitors. There is no entry fee. Skid steers for the rodeo will be provided by Burke Equipment (Bobcat), Atlantic Tractor (John Deere), Selbyville Tractor (New Holland), and Hoobers, Inc. (Case and J.C.B.). The skid steer rodeo is part of an entertainment-filled, two-day Delmarva Chicken Festival program that kicks off on Friday, June 23, at 10 a.m. and continues through Saturday, June 24. The event is open to the public and admission is free. For a complete schedule of festival activities, call 800-878-2449 (856-9037) or 410-632-1944. The Delmarva Chicken Festival is sponsored annually by Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI), the trade association representing the poultry industry on the Delmarva Peninsula. The 2006 festival will be hosted by the Town of Snow Hill and the Snow Hill Chicken Festival Committee.

students at Sussex Tech. Sponsors of this year’s Sussex Tech Hamfest are: chief sponsor, K&L Microwave; platinum sponsor, Blue Hen Dispose-All; gold sponsor, Meekins Antenna Rentals, Inc.; silver sponsor, French & Ryan, Inc. Architects; and bronze sponsor, Redi-Call Communications. Sussex Technical High School is located on Rt. 9, approximately four miles west

of U.S. 113. Entrance to the Hamfest will be at the traffic light on the west side of the campus. Admission is free. For more information or to reserve a vendor table, contact either Justin Timmons at; Dennis Smith at; Bill Prettyman at; or Herb Quick at; or email:



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Possums’ comedy ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ on stage in June “Moon Over Buffalo,” the farce credited with bringing Carol Burnett back to Broadway, is being produced by Possum Point Players in Georgetown. This show, which has entertained audiences for years, opens at Possum Hall in Georgetown on June 2. As with many farces, the characters come and go through many doors, and in many varied types of costume. There are also certain trademark “farce” characters in “Moon Over Buffalo.” Typically, one character gets drunk during the course of the show. Equally comical is the nearly deaf mother and grandmother Ethel — played by Nita Gary of Lewes — who remembers to wear her hearing aid only occasionally. “Moon Over Buffalo” will be presented June 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m., and on June 4 and 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be obtained by calling the Possum Point Players ticketline at 856-4560. Tickets are $15, or $14 for seniors or students. Directions are available by calling the Possum Ticketline.

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Towne Fair set for May 26-27 ■ 13th annual Towne & Country Fair, Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27. Phone the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, 629-9690

The 13th annual Towne & Country Fair on May 27-28, at the Gov. Ross Plantation in Seaford, is featuring games and activities for kids of all ages. Children’s carnival games will be set up the entire day under the leadership of Amy Walls and Leigh Ann DePope. Seaford Interact Club from the Seaford Christian Academy will be helping out with the games. The Seaford Pet Emporium is loaning wading pools for the “fishing tournament” games. The Boys & Girls Club of Western Sussex will be offering face painting. Jason Lee will be entertaining the children with his Gymboree and musical instruments. The Seaford Mission and the Seaford Kiwanis have some surprises in store for everyone. “Snippy Doodles” from Cheswold will

offer balloon entertainment and a magic show that is sure to please. Sandy Mitchell of Dagsboro is planning four pageants again this year for girls age three to 18. For more information call the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce at 6299690 or 800-416-GSCC.

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Vintage Car Club show The Historical Vintage Car Club of Delaware is holding a car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 13th annual Towne & Country Fairin Seaford on Saturday, May 27. Registration is scheduled from 9-11 a.m. and the entry fee — pre-registration is $5 per car, or $8 day of show. Commemorative dash plaques will be given to the first 50 entrants registered and trophies will be awarded at the 3 p.m .ceremony. For more information call Ginny Cannon at 424-8279, or Don Weaver at 6299756.

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NEW LISTING - Pine Bluff - 3 BR, 2 BA Class C Double Wide. Great for the first time home buyer. Located outside of Georgetown. $179,900 Ask for Travis Layton.

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✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006

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Boxed (Display) Ads: $6.30/inch Legals: $6.30 per inch LOST 14 YR. OLD BLACK MALE CAT with 1 eye. Lost in West 8th St. area, Laurel. Reward offered. Family pet. 875-9228. 5/11 ORANGE PENCIL BOX containing addresses. Possibly lost in Wal-Mart parking lot. 875-2342. 5/11

GIVE-AWAY ELEC. STOVE, bisque color, good cond. 6294072. 4/27 FREE TO GOOD HOME: 2 outdoor kennel Beagles as pets, not good for hunting. Will separate if needed. 398-0756, afternoon or eve., no morning calls pls. 4/13

HELP WANTED TRANSPORTATION NEEDED From Seaford to Salisbury & back, day & night. Will pay. 337-0352. 5/18/2t

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YARD SALE NANTICOKE RIVER YACHT CLUB Yard Sale, May 20, 8 am-2 pm. Rain date: June 3, $10 per table. 629-2122 or 875-7143. 4/27 INDOOR YARD SALE, June 3, 7 am, at Woodland U.M. Church. Tables available to rent @ $15 ea. or 2/$25. Sponsored by church youth group. Light breakfast & lunch items & bake sale. Call 629-8775 or 629-4930 to reserve space. 4/20

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BOATS KAYAK 18’ Kevlar ‘Perception Sea Lion’. Must see, w/all access. Nothing else to buy. $1875. 875-9775. 4/20

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Real Estate Preview: Tue. May 16th 5 – 7 PM & Sun. May 21st, 2 – 4 PM From Rt. 20 in Seaford, travel south on Rt. 13 for 3 miles to O’Neals Rd. (across from Hertrich). Turn right on O’Neals Rd. & home will be first on the left. From Rt. 24 in Laurel travel north on Rt. 13 for 4.1 miles to O’Neals Rd. Left on O’Neals Rd. & follow to home. Signs posted. : Nicely maintained & updated 2-3 BR, 2 BA 1950’s bungalow style 1.5 story home on a corner lot in Seaford, DE. Home features updated vinyl windows, an 8’ x 16’ enclosed sun porch, large eat in kitchen, large living room with brick gas fireplace, pine floors, large laundry room & 2 bonus rooms. The property features a large 2 car garage and 2 other outbuildings. This property features incredible investment opportunity and is currently zoned AR1. Referred to as Sussex Co. District 1-32, Map 7,00, Parcel 66.02. This incredible 1.63 Acre lot is zoned Commercial 1 (C1) and includes 1,105 feet +/- of frontage on the southbound lanes of Rt. 13 & frontage on Pondside Drive to the south of the lot. The lot is currently unimproved but will include the lease of the 3 billboards that are currently on the property. This is the Lifelong collection of Mr. & Mrs. Fleetwood. Mr. & Mrs. Fleetwood were longtime residents of Seaford, DE. The majority of the items in the sale are from the Seaford Area. Mr. Fleetwood mastered the art of restoring & refinishing furniture. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this important Estate Auction. Collection of green depression including pitcher & glasses, lg. quantity oil lamps, several stoneware crocks some w/blue deco, lg. assortment of Guardian-ware, ruby glass, carnival glass, 2 butter prints, Staffordshire covered tureen, nickel lamps, GWTW style lamp, lot of pictures & prints, bisque figurines, local church plates, local milk bottles, ironstone pitcher, 2 washbowls and pitchers, misc. German plates & pitchers, Limoges pieces, sm. wooden butter churn, doll furniture, grandmother clock, cathedral mantel clock, child’s sand pail, oval tinware washtub w/mustard paint, milk cans, Dressel PA RR lantern, floor lamps, lg. qty of jewelry, German gingerbread mantel clock, Sessions mantel clock.

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Friday June 9th, 2006 at 4 PM & Real Estate at 6 PM 221 Bradford Street, Seaford DE - Sussex Co. Dist. 5-31 Map 13.06 Parcel 216 Nicely maintained 3 BR, 1.5 BA Living Estate home in the City limits of Seaford Real Estate Preview: Tue. May 30th 6-7 PM & Sat. June 3rd 2-4 PM

Round oak table with claw feet, tulipwood jelly cupboard, 3 drawer oak dresser w/oval mirror, small pine blanket chest, acorn finial rope bed, oak washstand, pine drop leaf kitchen table, refinished dome top trunks, large oak spool leg stand, small oak spool leg stand, large quantity of side chairs, oak ladies writing desk, pine washstand, spool leg surrender table, ladder back chairs, 1 drawer pine stand, small inlaid trunk, 1 drawer & 1 door pine washstand, cedar chest, platform rocker, small painted deacon’s bench, double pedestal library table, cane seat & back rocker w/ burl, 1 drawer & 2 door pine washstand, pine dry sink, Eastlake 3 drawer dresser w/mirror, 4 drawer pine dresser, oak 3 drawer dresser w/round mirror, oak child’s rocker w/cane seat, child’s rocker w/cane seat & back, set of oak T-back chairs w/padded seat, quantity upholstered furniture. Large work table, spool beds, assorted wood dressers/ washstands, 2 oak writing desks, large quantity of chairs, oak hall seat (almost finished), mahogany 4 drawer dresser, oak 3 drawer dresser, drop leaf table. MISC. & TOOLS: Murray 14 HP riding mower, Murray 11 HP riding mower, Craftsman lawn sweeper, Craftsman 5 HP chipper, pull behind lawn aerator, pull behind dump cart, hand cart w/ bicycle wheels, charbroil gas grill, 7’ fiberglass stepladder, hand tools, garden tools, electric tools, air compressor, Wards table saw, pots & pans, dishes, small appliances, mantelpieces, weed eater, electric hedge trimmer, horse drawn sleigh, biddy waterers w/blue stencil, double fiberglass utility sink, picnic table w/benches. $15,000.00 down day of auction in cash, certified check or check acceptable by undersigned. Balance to be paid in 45 days. 2.5 % Buyer premium. Property being sold “as is”. Prospective Buyer responsible for inspection, prior to the auction, Auction Company makes no representation or warranties of any kind. Brokers must have clients registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details

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LEGALS PUBLIC NOTICE You are hereby notified the below application will be before: The City of Seaford Board of Adjustment and Appeals for their determination on Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at 12:00 P.M., in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware: Case No. V-29-06: Circle J Developers, property owner of Tax Map and Parcel 3-31 6.00 444, located on the former Burris property on Sussex Highway, are seeking relief from the Sign Ordinance: Sec. 15-67 Signs in Commercial District (2)(A) which states that the total area of one side of a ground sign shall not exceed 150 square feet; The owner proposes to erect a 360 sq. ft. sign. Sec. 15-68 Limitations on signs: (4) No sign shall be erected except to which it is related; the sign will advertise activities on the commercial property proposed to be built on Tharp Road. (6) Flashing, moving and oscillating lights are expressly prohibited; the proposed sign is electronic. Case No. V-30-06: B&B Holdings, property owner of 734 Rosetree Lane, on behalf of Beverly Hitch, are applying for a special exception, as required by Sec. 15-14 Uses by Special Exception, to allow Mrs. Hitch to operate a day care at this location. If any of these projects are of concern to you and you wish to present your position or evidence, please attend this meeting. You may have counsel attend on your behalf.

Issued this 18th day of May 2006 pursuant to the Rules heretofore adopted by the City of Seaford. THE CITY OF SEAFORD Dolores J. Slatcher, City Manager 5/18/1tc

✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006 approval to create a lot of 1.504 acres from the larger parcel. THE CITY OF SEAFORD Dolores J. Slatcher, City Manager 5/18/1tc

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the City of Seaford Board of Adjustment and Appeals took the following action at a meeting on April 5, 2006: Case No. V-15-06: Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley Street, received a special exception to expand the Church and also received relief from the off street parking requirements to have less than the required number of parking spaces on site. Case No. V-17-06: Susan Kemper, 714 Hurley Park Avenue, received a special exception to have a small day care center at this location. Case No. V-19-06: American Construction Company, property owners of Tax Map and Parcel 5-31 10.18 132, located on the southeast side of Hurley Park Avenue, received relief from lot width in R-1, in order to create five (5) lots, 73+/- feet in width. THE CITY OF SEAFORD Dolores J. Slatcher, City Manager 5/18/1tc

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the City of Seaford Mayor and Council took the following action at a meeting on April 25, 2006: 1) Case No. S-18-06: Don Moore, property owner of Tax Map and Parcel 5-31 13.10 95 Bradford Street, received approval to subdivide this property into two (2) R-1 lots. 2) Case No. S-20-06: James A. and Normal L. Yori, property owners of Tax Map and Parcel 5-31 10.00 222.01 & 222.04, located on Atlanta Road and Crossgate Drive received approval to relocate the property line between the two parcels, adding 25 feet to TMP 5-31 10.00-222.04. 3) Case No. S-21-06: American Construction Co., property owners of Tax Map and Parcel 5-31 10.18 132, located on Hurley Park Avenue, received approval to divide this property into five R-1 Low Density Residential lots. 4) Case No. S-23-06: Robert Lord, property owner of Tax Map and Parcel 3-31 5.00 43, located on Sussex Highway and Herring Run Road, received

Notice is hereby given that the City of Seaford Board of Adjustment and Appeals took the following action at a meeting on May 3, 2006: Case No. V-24-06: Seaford Revival Mission, property owner of 301-303 North Street, was granted relief from setbacks in R-2. Case No. V-25-06: WA RAMP LLC, property owners of 422 Pennsylvania Avenue, were granted approval for a particular office use - Hershey Design Group. THE CITY OF SEAFORD Dolores J. Slatcher, City Manager 5/18/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Nanticoke Hundred Case No. 9520 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a special use exception as provided by: Chapter 115, Article IV, Subsection 11523, Item A of said ordinance of LINDA SOLUM AND ROBERT J. CRESS, JR. who are seeking a special use exception to place a manufactured home on a medical hardship basis, to be located south of Road 602, 1,485 feet west of Road 594, being Lot 2 within Pine Haven Farms development. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JUNE 19, 2006, at 7:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. All interested parties should attend and present their views. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 5/18/1tc

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Broad Creek Hundred Case No. 9523 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a variance as provided by: Chapter 115, Article IV and XXV, Subsection 115-25 and 115-185, Item C and F, of said ordinance of RICKY ADKINS who is seeking a variance from the side yard setback requirement, to be located west of Road 474, 2,300 feet southeast of Road 28. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JUNE 19, 2006, at 7:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. All interested parties should attend and present their views. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 5/18/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Broad Creek Hundred Case No. 9527 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a variance as provided by:

Chapter 115, Article VI, Subsection 115-50, Item A of said ordinance of MARY LITTLETON who is seeking a variance from the minimum lot width requirement for a parcel, to be located north of Road 480 (Waller Road), 370 feet east of Road 489 (Dillards Road). The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JUNE 19, 2006, at 7:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. All interested parties should attend and present their views. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 5/18/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Seaford Hundred Case No. 9529 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a variance as provided by: Chapter 115, Article IV, Subsection 115-25, Item C of said ordinance of DAVID FLUHARTY, SR., TRUSTEE who is seeking a variance from the rear yard and side yard setback requirement, to be located northeast of Road 78, 600 feet southeast of Road 536. See LEGALS—page 37


MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 36 The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JUNE 19, 2006, at 7:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. All interested parties should attend and present their views. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 5/18/1tc

NOTICE Estate of Mary Valliant Horsey, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Mary Valliant Horsey who departed this life on the 28th day of March, A.D. 2006 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Faith Ann English, Hope Ann Whaley on the 3rd day of May, A.D. 2006, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executrices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executrices on or before the 28th day of November, A.D. 2006 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executrices: Faith Ann English 7083 Levin Dashiell Rd. Hebron, MD 21830 Hope Ann Whaley 28991 Discount Land Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Attorney: David W. Baker, Esq. 109 S. Race St. Georgetown, DE 19947 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 5/18/3tc

NOTICE The Planning Commission of the Town of Bridgeville will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, May 22, 2006, to receive public comment concerning the Comprehensive Plan update. The Hearing will take place at Bridgeville Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, at 7:30 P.M. The amendment is available for review on Monday - Friday, from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the Town Hall. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE JOSEPH T. CONAWAY, COMMISSION PRESIDENT 5/11/2tc

NOTICE Estate of Denise C. Hedges, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Denise C. Hedges who departed this life on the 12th day of April, A.D. 2006 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Nathan E. Hedges, II on the 28th day of April, A.D. 2006, 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 12th day of December, A.D. 2006 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Nathan E. Hedges, II 23419 Hedges Drive Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Stephen P. Ellis Sergovic, Ellis & Shirey, P.A. P.O. Box 875 Georgetown, DE 19947 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 5/11/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Leonarda Rosa Bowling, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Leonarda Rosa Bowling who departed this life on the 1st day of April, A.D. 2006 late of Bridgeville, DE were duly granted unto Peter L. Bowling, Francisco M. Bowling on the 28th day of April, A.D. 2006, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Administrators without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Administrators on or before the 1st day of December, A.D. 2006 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Administrators: Peter L. Bowling 860 Winfield Rd. Petersburg, VA 23803 Francisco M. Bowling P.O. Box 158 Bridgeville, DE 19933 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 5/11/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Helen M. Hammond, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Helen M. Hammond who departed this life on the

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17th day of April, A.D. 2006 late of Blades, DE were duly granted unto Shanell Wilson, Derek Hammond on the 28th day of April, A.D. 2006, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administrators without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administrators on or before the 17th day of December, A.D. 2006 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrators: Shanell Wilson 26078 Jewett Place Calcium, NY 13616 Derek Hammond 116 E. 56th St. Blades, DE 19973 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 5/11/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Richard S. Moore, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Richard S. Moore who departed this life on the 8th day of April, A.D. 2006 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Kimberly R. Insley on the 19th day of April, A.D. 2006, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 8th day of December, A.D. 2006 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Kimberly R. Insley 26546 Quantico Creek Rd. Hebron, MD 21830 Attorney: David W. Baker, Esq. 109 South Race St. Georgetown, DE 19947 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 5/4/3tc

Coast Guard Auxiliary open house taking place May 27 The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary open house will be Saturday, May 27, at the Nanticoke Marine Park, Blades, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 50 exhibitors will be featured including the Team Coast Guard Racing NASCAR car driven by Kevin Harvick and Jeff Burton. The event, formerly held at the Indian River Coast Guard Station, will highlight all aspects of safe boating as well as safety in other areas. Some of the organizations taking part include American Red Cross, Delaware Electric Cooperative, Delaware Fire School, Delaware Safe Kids Coalition, Delaware State Police, Division of Public Health, Marine Police, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Sussex County.

Tickets on sale for Boys & Girls Club benefit concert Tickets are now on sale for the July 4th Lynyrd Skynyrd benefit concert scheduled for Perdue Stadium in Salisbury. Proceeds will benefit the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Tickets are available at the stadium box office, on-line at or by calling 410-219-3112. Tickets are $35.50 for general admission, $42.50 for VIP reserved seats and $47.50 for general admission field access. There are also special packages available. A fireworks show will follow the concert.

Shore Thunder Starz having tryouts for new members The Shore Thunder Starz competitive cheerleading and dance/hip hop teams are looking for new members for the 2006-07 season. Tryout dates (for members ages 4 and above) are May 23 and 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. Late registration will be Saturday, July 8, (a late fee will be added). Tryouts will take place at the Shore Thunder gym located at the intersection of Rt. 9 and Asbury Road, about two miles west of Sussex Tech High School. For more information, contact Lisa Horsey at 875-0533 or 856-6832. There will be an open house on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to noon.

DelDOT begins two bridge repair projects in the area The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that James Julian Inc. is the low bidder to perform repairs to two bridges on U.S. 13 and Rt. 6, which began May 15. The bridge repairs are expected to be complete by early August. For this project, the Bear, Delaware-based firm submitted a bid of $318,527.93, the lowest of three bids. The project consists of replacing rip-rap (a common erosion prevention measure), drainage pipes, removing and resetting guardrails. This work will provide erosion control for the followign bridges: Bridge 3-146A on U.S. 13/Sussex Highway northbound and southbound between Redden Road and Rifle Range Road; Rt. 16/Ellendale-Greenwood Highway between U.S. 13/Sussex Highway and Rt. 36/Shawnee Road. There will be intermittent lane restrictions and shoulder closures during these time periods. The hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists are advised to slow down and use caution when traveling through these areas.

County EMS Week events include annual Safety Fair Sussex County EMS (SCEMS) announces EMS Week events in celebration of the 33rd National EMS Week celebration. “EMS: Serving on Health Care’s Front Line,” which according to Dr. Frederick Blum, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, emphasizes that the men and women who serve as EMS providers are often the first on the scene of a disaster, motor vehicle crash or other event that may place them in a hazardous environment.” The kick-off of EMS Week locally for Sussex County EMS was a presentation of the colors by the department’s honor guard during the Delmarva Shorebirds Game on May 14 in Salisbury, Md. In addition, SCEMS was recognized by the Sussex County Council during its meeting on May 16. On Saturday, May 20, from noon to 4 p.m. Sussex County will also be hosting the second annual EMS Week Safety Fair at Sussex County EMS headquarters facility at 22215 South DuPont Highway in the western administrative complex. During this event, a number of agencies in the public safety and health communities will provide safety information, demonstrations and information. Refreshments will be provided. EMS Week activities will conclude later that night during a special EMS presentation and display during the Shorebirds game on May 20, at 6:35 p.m.

PUBLIC NOTICE The Mayor and Council of the Town of Laurel will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 5, 2006, beginning at 7:00 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter. The purpose for the public hearing is to present the Town of Laurel’s proposed FY2007 Budget. Citizens will be given an opportunity to comment, ask questions, etc. The public hearing will be held in the Mayor and Council Chambers, located at 201 Mechanic Street. 5/18/3tc



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Companies work to find affordable housing for their employees $50,000 a year and more, or therapists This is the third in a series of articles who make $50,000 at a minimum. If houson the need for affordable housing in AFFORDABLE HOUSING ing prices weren’t an issue, we would be western Sussex County. By Lynn R. Parks Justin Lofurno is director of human resources at Nanticoke Health Services, of which Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is part. And he is concerned about the increasing cost of housing in western Sussex County. “It used to be that we could use the relatively low cost of buying a house here as a recruitment tool,” said Lofurno, who has been in his position for about five and a half years. “We can no longer say that housing costs are lower here than they are other places.” And that means, he said, that some people the hospital would like to hire choose not to come to Sussex County because they can’t afford to buy a house here. “We have hired people, and they come here to visit, then have to withdraw from the job because of the cost of housing,” Lofurno said. That happens a few times a year, he added. “But we don’t know how many people don’t even get that far, who maybe are interested in coming here and check out the area, then decide not to go through with the application or the interview. I would say it’s larger than a handful.” And these aren’t the hospital’s lowestpaid employees, he said. “These are professional-level people, nurses who make

able to recruit more people from outside the area.” Nanticoke Health Services is not the only employer struggling with this problem. “The housing market is very expensive, and for a lot of our employees, trying to find something in their price range, they can’t really do it,” said Judy Jackson, special program manager at Trinity Transport, Bridgeville. Trinity Transport “ends up losing people as employees because they can’t afford a house here.” The average salary at Trinity Transport is $35,000, Jackson said. A person making that much money can typically qualify for about a $150,000 mortgage, she said. But the median selling price of homes in Sussex County is $215,000, according to the Delaware State Housing Authority. It takes an income of about $64,000 to qualify for a mortgage on a $215,000 home. Last year, the median selling price of a Seaford home was $193,000 and of a Laurel home, $181,824, both too high for the average Trinity Transport worker. The average value of the nearly 4,000 building permits issued in Sussex County in 2005 was $449,000. Both Trinity Transport and Nanticoke Health Services are participating in and the newly-formed Businesses Building Communities, of which Jackson is direc-

Is this the only affordable housing left in Sussex County? Is not a laughing matter as residents and companies struggle with skyrocketing home and land prices. The bungalows were photographed on Rt. 9 near Georgetown. Photo by Ronald MacArthur

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Housing overview in western Sussex County Middle income residents struggle to find housing. WHAT ARE BUSINESSES DOING FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES? What is available? How to enter the housing market A snapshot view of housing. Who is coming? tor. The organization plans to construct a community of single-family homes, townhouses and condos in which employees of its member groups can buy affordable homes. Businesses Building Communities is looking for land along U.S. 13, preferably within the limits of a town, in which to construct its community. “We don’t want to cut towns out of the picture,” Jackson

said. “We want to stay within the guidelines set up by Gov. Minner’s Liveable Delaware.” Jackson said that member groups, which include the city of Seaford and the Seaford and Woodbridge school district, are surveying their employees, to determine their level of interest. Of the 115 emContinued to page 39

Habitat for Humanity among groups involved in housing By Lynn R. Parks In addition to Building Better Communities, there are several other ongoing efforts to provide affordable housing in western Sussex County. Habitat for Humanity, a Christian organization that helps low-income families build their own homes, is planning a 19-home community on 15 acres near Concord. Kevin Gilmore, director of Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, said that the group is planning a builder’s blitz, during which five contracting companies will build three homes in one week in August. The remaining 16 homes will be built as funding permits: Total cost for the community is about $3 million and Sussex County Habitat for Humanity has raised about $1 million. Gilmore said that volunteers as well as donations are welcome. “Groups, clubs or churches might want to sponsor part of a house, like the foundation or the roof,” he said. On Sunday, Sussex County Habitat for

Humanity will hold an open house and dedication at three recently-built homes in Ellendale. “This is a great chance for people to get a feel for what Habitat is all about,” Gilmore said. The three homes will be open to the public. The dedication will start at 2 p.m. The houses are located on Wild Cherry Street. For additional information, call Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, 855-1153. The city of Seaford is working on a plan with the Diamond State Community Land Trust, which was incorporated in December and has the support of the Delaware State Housing Authority and the Delaware Housing Coalition. A community land trust is a private, non-profit organization that acquires houses, rehabilitates them and resells them, retaining the ownership of the land. Because the cost of the house does not include the land on which it sits, buying the house costs less than buying a house with land. The sale of the house generally includes a 99-year lease for the land. Continued to page 39

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Police cracking down during ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign “We’re turning up the heat on traffic violators in Delaware.” That was the announcement made by state Office of Highway Safety and dozens of law enforcement officials gathered on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk on May 12 where they launched a new safety campaign aimed at reducing traffic deaths and injuries in the state. Called the “120 Days of Summer HEAT” (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic), the umbrella traffic initiative is intended to unify Delaware’s multiple safety campaigns conducted during the summer months. “Today we launch both this campaign and our 2006 Click It or Ticket campaign,” said Andrea Summers, community relations officer for the Delaware Office of Highway Safety. “So we’re beginning by turning up the HEAT on unbelted motorists, then in July the HEAT will be on impaired drivers, and after that, on aggressive drivers.” A similar HEAT program enacted in Georgia two years ago has netted great success. Officials say the tough messaging platform is needed as traffic deaths have quickly risen this year to 51, surpassing the 46 that had occurred by this time last year. What has also risen is the number of people dying in motor vehicle crashes who were not wearing seat belts. And summer is often the peak time for fatal traffic

crashes. “Don’t think breaking our seat belt law is harmless, that it can’t kill you? Think again,” said Summers as 59 empty beach chairs, each one representing a person killed in a traffic crash last year who was not wearing a seat belt and each draped in a Click It or Ticket beach towel, sat in silent witness to the event. “Maybe some other driver who was impaired, distracted or aggressive caused the crash, but if you aren’t wearing a seat belt, you’ve just cut your risk of surviving a crash that wasn’t even your fault, by nearly 50 percent.” Click It or Ticket is a high visibility enforcement and public awareness campaign aimed at saving lives by increasing the number of Delawareans who regularly buckle up. Officially, the campaign runs from May 8 through June 3. Then on May 14, daily statewide enforcement in the form of traffic safety checkpoints and roving patrols will take place for two weeks, through May 29. Delaware’s law requires drivers and passengers including those in the back seat to wear a seat belt. An officer can pull over a driver if he sees any person not wearing one. The fine is $25 plus $15 in court administrative fees; 32 state, local and military police agencies are participating in this year’s initiative. “The state police take traffic enforcement seriously,” said Major Harry Downes

Groups tackle housing issues Continued from page 38

According to Amy Walls, the city’s economic development director, details about how the plan would work are still being worked out. She said that the city would acquire the property and would either rehabilitate the existing house or tear it down and build a new house. The city would sell the house for the same amount for which it built it and would turn over ownership of the land to the land trust. Proceeds from the sale of the house would be used to purchase the next property, and the process

would start all over. Walls said that the city is talking with several funding sources for the plan. The city has looked at a number of properties with which to start the project, she added. Whether construction would be done by city crews or contracted out would depend on the costs, Walls said. “We would like to do as much as possible in house, both to save money and to have good control over quality,” she said. “We don’t just want these houses to meet code; we want them to be above code.”

Hospital looking at housing Continued from page 38

ployees at Trinity Transport, Jackson said that at least 12 were interested in purchasing a home through the group. Lofurno said that a survey of Nanticoke employees showed that there was a lot of interest among them in such a community. Lofurno agrees that the community is a good idea. But, he said, it would be only a temporary fix to an ongoing problem. He is also hoping that local government can play a role in promoting construction of affordable housing. A new ordinance passed by Sussex County Council allows for a voluntary program through which a developer can be allowed increased housing density in exchange for a promise to make 15 percent of the homes in the development moderately priced. The

moderately-priced homes would be scattered throughout the development and would, from the outside, look like the more expensive homes in the development. Jackson is optimistic that Building Better Communities will be able to construct a housing development. Serving on the organization’s board are representatives of Discover Bank, the Milford Housing Development Corporation, the chamber of commerce of Seaford and the Sussex County Council. “I feel that the people we have helping us are important people,” Jackson said. “It is just a matter of time before we get something going.” For your information: To contact Building Better Communities, call its director, Judy Jackson, at Trinity Transport, 337-3900.

of the Delaware State Police. “Because traffic crashes kill and injure more people in Delaware than murders and violent crimes do. So by enforcing all of our traffic safety laws equally Delaware’s law enforcement truly is carrying out their mission to ‘protect and serve’ the people of Delaware.” Major Downes, who is also the vice president of the Delaware chapter of NOBLE (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives) is coordinating the distribution of specially designed Click It or Ticket fliers by NOBLE members to local churches. “You may never know if by stopping someone and giving them a seat belt citation, you’ve just saved their life,” said Detective Scott O’Bier of the Rehoboth Beach Police Department. “But you may also have prevented a more serious crime from occurring because criminals drive to get around and often traffic stops result in the apprehension of more dangerous criminals. Traffic safety work is law enforcement work.” For Woodbridge High School student Katy Carson it’s simply a matter of safety. A long time friend was a passenger in a vehicle that wrecked when the speeding driver lost control, and rolled several times. He wasn’t wearing his seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle and died on impact. Arriving at the scene, Katy searched his lifeless body for a pulse. The experi-

ence impacted her life. “I couldn’t sleep for two weeks and I couldn’t eat. I had to quit my job. I wanted to prevent this from happening to others so I shared my story in driver education classes and did my senior project on the importance of seat belt use. Now I’m sharing the story with all of you so maybe you won’t have to learn the hard way.” Click It or Ticket has been a success raising seat belt use in Delaware from 67 percent in 2001 to an all time high of 84 percent in 2005. Yet still, one in six Delawareans regularly fail to buckle up. Those most at risk include those 16-24years old, passengers, drivers of pickup trucks, and out of state visitors - particularly those from Pennsylvania. OHS is reaching out to out of state visitors with special informational fliers, and posters that read “Not from Delaware?” in malls and outlets to educate them about Delaware’s primary seat belt law. OHS is helping communities (Seaford and Laurel are on the list)with the lowest reported seat belt use rate in the state through presentations, and distribution of specifically designed materials. OHS is working with businesses to conduct observational seat belt surveys, and distribute information through health and safety committees. A new partnership with Grotto’s has the Delaware business placing Click It or Ticket fliers on top of pizza boxes in store locations statewide.

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POLICE JOURNAL Bridgeville fire investigated The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a structure fire that occurred on Monday, May 8, at 5:32 p.m. on Jacobs Road in Bridgeville. The Bridgeville and Greenwood fire companies responded. On arrival they encountered the Woodbridge Little League concession stand heavily involved in fire. State fire marshal’s investigators have determined that the fire originated in a deep fryer that overheated and ignited the cooking oil. The fire spread and caused heavy damage to the stand. Damages have been estimated at approximately $10,000.

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A 51-year-old Harness driver died earlier Monday evening after he was involved in a crash at the Harrington Raceway. The driver, Harold K. Belote, of Williamstown New Jersey, died at approximately 6:15 p.m. while in route to Milford Memorial Hospital.

The crash occurred at approximately 5:33 p.m. during the first race of the night. As the harness drivers were coming out of the first turn, Belote’s horse stumbled and fell to the ground. Three drivers in close proximity to Belote and his horse were unable to avoid them and also crashed. Two other drivers were in-

jured. Steven W. Warrington, 54, of Galena, Md., was flown to Christiana Hospital where he was treated for a fractured left knee and abrasions to his head. Brandon A. Givens, 19, of Seaford, was transported to Milford Memorial Hospital where he was treated for a compound fracture to his right leg.

Unbelted motorists cited Officers from police agencies statewide issued 116 citations to drivers Sunday when either they or their passengers were found to be in violation of Delaware’s seat belt law. The citations were issued on the first day of enforcement for Delaware’s Click It or Ticket campaign. The campaign is the first of three major safety initiatives to be conducted under the Office of Highway Safety’s new umbrella safety campaign, “120 Days of Summer HEAT” (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic). Currently traffic deaths are higher in Delaware than they were at this time last year, and traditionally the summer month is a peak time for traffic fatalities. In Delaware, the driver and all passengers, both in the back and front seats, are required to be properly restrained. An officer can pull over any driver if he or she sees an occupant not buckled up. The fine is $25 plus $15 in court administrative fees. In addition to the 116 seat belt citations issued, officers also issued five citations for child restraint violations, they apprehended three wanted individuals, and issued 55 citations for other traffic violations.

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lia, and several drivers’ licenses and identification belonging to other people. A computer inquiry revealed that Jones has 17 listed aliases. Jones, 42, was charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, identity theft, six counts of possessing instruments to facilitate identity theft and other crimes. Jones was committed to the Women’s Correctional Institution in lieu of $96,500 cash bond on the charges in Delaware and she is also being held without bail for the charges in Alabama.


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Seaford Star Sports

Seaford’s Gernie Purnell, left, competes in the boys’ 400 meter run during the Henlopen Conference meet which took place last weekend at Lake Forest High School. Purnell placed third in the event. Photos by Mike McClure

Gibbs is double champion in Henlopen Conference meet By Ronald MacArthur Keosha Gibbs added two more conference championship to her resume with wins in the shot put and discus this past weekend during the Henlopen Conference meet at Lake Forest High School. Gibbs, a junior, is the defending conference, state and Meet of Champions title holder in the shot put. She also has the school, conference and state record in the event. She saved her best efforts for the conference meet throwing personal bests for the season in both events. She won the title in the shot put on Friday with a toss of 40’ 4 1/2” and then came back on Saturday and won the discus championship (her first) with a season’s best throw of 121’ 3.” According to her coach Rob Perciful, she has the best shot put distance in the state so far this season, but not the discus. Brieanna Kennedy of Caravel won both events in the upstate meet this past week, throwing 133’ 8” in the discus (she has thrown 137 feet) and 38’ 2 1/2” in the shot put. Although she holds the state record at 44’ 7 1/2,” she had not thrown over 40 feet during a meet this season. “She knew there was not a lot of competition in the shot put this year, so she has been focused on working on the discus,” Perciful said. She was able to improve her best discus throw by 16 inches this season. “Last year, she didn’t see herself as a discus thrower, and now she does,” he added. The only other Seaford High girls placing in the conference were pole vaulters Page Johnson and Alyssa Casey, who tied for second in the pole vault, clearing 7’ 6.” As a team, Seaford finished in seventh place with 34 points. Caesar Rodney (150

Seaford High senior Laura Riddle stops practice to pose for a photograph with her coach, Bob Hastings. Riddle won her second straight Henlopen Conference championship at first singles in the tournament this past weekend. Photo by Ronald MacArthur

Seaford’s Laura Riddle repeats as conference tennis champ By Ronald MacArthur

Keosha Gibbs, Seaford, first place girls’ shot put and discus

points), Milford (91 points) and Dover (71 points) were the top three teams in the meet. The trio will compete in the state meet this Friday and Saturday at Polytech High School. It was not a great showing for the Seaford High boys’ track team in the Henlopen Conference meet this past weekend at Lake Forest High School. The team scored 16 1/2 points to finish in ninth place out of 12 schools (Laurel and Sussex Central finished with no points). The Blue Jays did have two members Derek Page finish in the top three. Derek Page finished second in the

Seaford High senior Laura Riddle came home from the Henlopen Conference tennis tournament at Sea Colony this past weekend as the class of the conference - winning her second straight conference title at first singles. She topped Kelsey Trader of Dover in the finals 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday and beat Nina David 6-0, 6-0 of Smyrna in the semifinals. “I’m really proud of Laura. She is in a class all by herself,” girls’ coach Bob Hastings said. “She has given it her all; now the real test will come in the state tournament. She is really competitive and stands a good chance of winning it all if things go her way.” As a junior last season, Riddle made it as far as the semifinals in the state tournament. She finished the season with a perfect 16-0 record and her coach feels she will probably be seeded second or third in the state. “Last year the finals were a lot more competitive because my rival was in the tournament - this year she is hurt and high jump clearing 5’10’ while teammate Tony Linton finished in fifth place (5’8”). In the 400-meter run, Gernie Purnell finished in third place with a time of 52.25.

skipped the conference to concentrate on the state tournament,” Riddle said. So how does she stay motivated when she rolls over her opponents during the season? “My teammates and coaches keep me going. I was ranked number one year this, so everyone expected me to win the conference tournament. “Even so, I still get nervous before every match no matter who I am playing,” she added. Riddle will attend the University of Delaware this fall, and he is not sure if she will play tennis for the Blue Hens. “I haven’t decided on that yet,” she said. Seaford’s other two singles players finished third in the tournament. At second singles, senior Darian Libby defeated Lindsey Melvin 6-4, 6-1 in the consolation finals to take third. She lost in the semifinals 7-5, 6-2 to Melanie Schenck of Caesar Rodney. At third singles, freshman Kelly Kimpton downed Maria Anupo of Milford 6-2, 6-1 in the consolation finals to finish in third. She was beaten 6-3, 6-1 in the semifinals by Juleean Liswell of Dover. Continued on page 45 The top three teams in the conference were Dover (149 points), Cape Henlopen (78 points) and Caesar Rodney (77 points).



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Sussex Tech’s Lauren Correll and Nicole Mahoney lead the way after the first lap of the 800 meter run during the Henlopen Conference meet last Saturday. Seaford’s Ambre Burbage is also shown in the middle of the pack. Mahoney placed first, Correll was third, and Burbage finished seventh in the race. Photo by Mike McClure

Shown (l to r) are the top three finishers in the Henlopen Conference boys’ discus competition: Sussex Tech’s Desmond Cephas, second place; Lake Forest’s T.J. Hartung, first place; and Woodbridge’s Kyle Gibbs, third place. Photo by Mike McClure

PASSING THE BATON- Woodbridge’s Machelle Williams, left, prepares to hand off the baton to teammate Daniel Daisey while Sussex Tech’s Tom Ford hands off to David Demarest during the 1,600 meter relay last weekend at Lake Forest. Sussex Tech placed fifth and Woodbridge was seventh in the Henlopen Conference meet race. Demarest also placed fourth in the 1,600 and 800 and Williams was sixth in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. See results on page 46. Photo by Mike McClure


✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006


Seaford Stars of the Week

Female Co-Athlete of the Week- Laura Riddle- Seaford

Female Co-Athlete of the Week- Keosha Gibbs- Seaford

Seaford High senior Laura Riddle repeated as conference champion at first singles in the Henlopen Conference tennis tournament on Saturday. She dominated play at first singles this season and is among the top three players in the state. She is also an all-conference field hockey player for Seaford High. Photo by Ronald MacArthur

Keosha Gibbs, a Seaford High junior, won the conference title in the shot put and discus during the Henlopen Conference meet this past Friday and Saturday. The school, conference and state record holder in the shot put, she won the conference title in the event last season as well as the state championship. Photo by Ronald MacArthur

Honorable mention- Kyle Gibbs- Woodbridge; Machelle Williams- Woodbridge; David Demarest- Sussex Tech; Demond Cephas- Sussex Tech; Brandon Krause- Sussex Tech; Corey Ewing- Seaford; Shane McLaughlin- Seaford; Josh Miller- Seaford; Steven Kieffer- Seaford; Derrik Gibson- Seaford; Leon Lahman- Seaford; Ryan Hastings- Seaford; Darian Libby- Seaford; Kelly Kimpton- Seaford; Page JohnsonSeaford; Alyssa Carey- Seaford; Megan Torbert- Seaford; Charla Benton- Greenwood Mennonite; Hannah Rust- Greenwood Mennonite; Jerilyn Idler- Woodbridge; Chelsea Grant- Woodbridge; Katie Nennstiehl- Sussex Tech; Bethany Pavlik- Sussex Tech; Nicole Mahoney- Sussex Tech; Tiamia Black- Sussex Tech; Lauren Correll- Tech



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Greenwood Mennonite baseball team to play in PACC playoffs The Greenwood Mennonite School baseball team (4-4) will visit Salisbury Christian (5-2) in one of two PACC semifinal games on Thursday. Holly Grove (3-5) also visits Faith Baptist (7-0). The championship game will take place on Saturday, May 20 at Holly Grove.

Seaford’s Matt Daudt slides into home safely ahead of the throw as Cape Henlopen catcher Jon Goodwin goes after the ball. The run was part of a five-run, second-inning for the Blue Jays. Photo by Ronald MacArthur

Blue Jays hand Vikings first Henlopen Conference loss By Ronald MacArthur In another must-win game, the Seaford High baseball team caught Cape Henlopen off guard last Thursday afternoon at home. The Jays pounded out 11 runs in the first three innings and coasted to a 134 victory. Seaford exploded for three runs in the first and third innings and five in the second to jump out to an 11-1 lead after three innings. It was Cape Henlopen’s first conference loss of the season. On the mound, Ryan Hastings kept the Cape hitters off balance during those three innings. Cape did score three runs in the fourth inning on a Jon Goodwin home run blast over the right field fence. Hastings finished the game allowing four earned runs on five hits with six strikeouts and one walk. Cape used three pitchers in the game, including one of their top pitchers, Sean Tappan, who allowed eight runs on six hits. The top of the Seaford lineup really produced in the win with the top four batters combining for eight hits, nine runs and seven of the team’s eight RBI. Derrik Gibson was 2-4 with a double, one RBI

and three runs scored. Paul Widerman was also 2-4 with three runs scored. Leon Lahman, who has developed into one of the team’s most consistent hitters, was 2-3 with four RBI and two runs scored. Designated hitter Matt Daudt was 2-4 with two RBI (he hit two doubles) and he scored a run. Seth Hastings had a hit and Matt Terry knocked in a run. It was the final regular season home game for five seniors on the team - Lahman, Ryan Hastings, Daudt, Terry and Matt Wheatley. In the five-run second inning, Tyler Ruark led off with the walk and Gibson and Widerman singled to load the bases. Lahman delivered a liner down the third base line to knock in two runs (5-0). Then Daudt reached on an error and two more runs scored on an over throw to first base (7-0) as Daudt reached first base safely. Seth Hastings singled to keep the rally alive and Daudt went to third on he hit. He then scored on a ball hit by Terry that was misplayed in the infield (8-0-). On Saturday, in an away non-conference game, the Jays were beaten 3-0 by Concord.

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Mac’s World By Ronald MacArthur

Seaford’s Riddle, Gibbs are conference champs Although the list is not long, Seaford High did come away with two conference champions following the track and tennis tournaments this past weekend - and both are repeat champions in their prospective sports. Senior Laura Riddle was the cream of the crop in downstate girls’ tennis all season and, as expected, won the conference crown at first singles. Junior Keosha Gibbs has dominated the girls’ shot put and discus all season and ended up winning the conference titles in both events (she won the shot put last season and holds the conference and state records). Gibbs also won the state and Meet of Champions titles in the shot put last year. Riddle, who is also an all-conference and MVP field hockey player, is one of the most determined female athletes I have ever watched play high school sports. She absolutely hates to lose and will do anything within her power not to lose. She also possesses an inner-toughness that helps her dig down deep to get every ounce of strength that she has to come out on the field and court. She is so competitive and tough that she has to play against members of the boys’ team to get a good workout during practice. Gibbs is alone at the top of the throwing platform in the conference and state. Although she is the best female shot putter in the state, there is one other athlete who has thrown further than her in the discus, which is not her best event by a long shot. In her first year of the sport last year, she exploded onto the scene with throws that people could not believe. Fellow competitors would look on in awe when the distance was shouted out. Although the state record was robbed from her at the state meet (the throwing circle was

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✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006 not official), she rebounded and got the record a few days later at the Meet of Champions. FUTURE STAR - Kelly Kimpton, a Seaford High freshman tennis player, pulled off a major upset victory in an important match on May 2 as her team upset Caesar Rodney, 3-2. Although it went unnoticed except to those who follow tennis closely, she was able to defeat one of the top three singles players in the state, who in fact, finished second in the state last season. CR’s Hillary Widder went into the conference tournament as the number-one seed. Kimpton downed her 7-6, 6-4. Unless I’m reading everything wrong, she will probably be the team’s number one player next year. You can expect her to work hard this summer and into 2007 to get ready for the season. ABOUT TIME - Those of us who follow Seaford High sports, were waiting for the Seaford High baseball team to show its stuff. Well, it finally happened on the rainsoaked field home field last Thursday. The Blue Jays pounded Cape Henlopen 13-4, the top team in the Northern Division and the team most are picking to go far in the upcoming state tournament. Seaford exploded for 11 runs in the first three innings thanks to timely hitting and some poor infield play by the Vikings. It was the team’s most complete game so far this season as they did everything right. They were able to capitalize on Cape mistakes and score runs early. On the mound, Ryan Hastings also showed his best stuff, tossing a five-hitter. The team’s first four hitters combined for eight hits and nine runs. It was a nice thing to watch - even under trying conditions with wind and rain. It was also the team’s 12th victory - that magic number coach Kenny Cummings was saying the team needed to get a good seed in the upcoming state tournament. Similar to what happened last year, the team won four of six conference games over the past three weeks. INTERNATIONAL NIGHT - It was senior night (perhaps better called international night) for the Seaford High girls’ soccer team last Thursday night with 14 seniors being honored during their final home game of the season (a loss to Delmar). Of the group, three were exchange students and one has an Hispanic background. Ariana Cortez has a Mexican background and the three foreign exchange students are Chantel Nellen from Switzerland, Tara Kokawa from Japan and Cecilia Garcia from Peru. For most of the exchange students, it was their first exposure to playing soccer.

Seaford recreation department tennis programs start in June The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation tennis programs for youth and adults will begin in June. The USA Tennis Free-For-All afternoon of fun to kick off the programs will take place on Sunday, June 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the public courts behind Seaford High. Offered this year is Little Smashers (ages 4-7) June 12-16 for $25, clinics from June 19 to July 12 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. for ages 6-12 for $40 and USA Team Tennis from June 20 to July 13 for ages 6 to adult. Call 629-6809 for more info.

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Seaford High boys’ coach Phil Burtelle, far left, poses with the second place finishers in the recent conference tournament including, from the left, Shane McLaughlin, second singles, and the second doubles team of Josh Miller and Steven Kieffer. Burtelle was also named Coach of the Year. Photo by Ronald MacArthur

All Seaford boys’ tennis players place in top three By Ronald MacArthur Seaford High boys’ tennis coach Phil Burtelle has mixed feelings about his team’s showing in the Henlopen Conference tournament this past weekend at Sea Colony in Bethany Beach. Although Burtelle was named Coach of the Year for the fourth time in the past six years, the team did not produce a conference champion and finished in third place overall behind Caesar Rodney and Dover (a team they had beaten during the regular season). Riddle continued Kimpton had beaten the eventual champion at third singles, Hillary Widder of Caesar Rodney. Seaford, with a 12-1 overall record, finished in third place with 11 points in the tournament behind Dover in first place with 25 points and Caesar Rodney in second place with 19 points. Seaford’s only loss this season was a 4-1 loss to Dover, the conference and tourney champions. The surprise of the season, and the tournament, was the play of Kimpton at third singles. The freshman will probably move up to first singles with the graduation of Riddle and Libby. “She has played very well for us,” Hastings said. “I think she has a good future ahead of her. She has a lot of fire in her gut and she comes from a tennis family - that will help her.” The team’s doubles teams lost on Friday in the quarterfinals and did not play on Saturday. “Of course, we would have liked to win the tournament,” the coach added. “But we finished about where we should have. I think we could have taken second, but I’m pleased overall with the team.”

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“They gave it the best effort they could,” he said. “I can’t complain because we had a great year, and there is always next year.” The team, finishing with a 13-1 overall record, did have all of its members place in the top three in the conference with a pair of second-place finishes and three third-place finishes. At second singles, senior Shane McLaughlin lost in the finals 6-1, 7-6 (74) to Andrew Fillman of Smyrna to take second place. And at second doubles, the top-seeded

✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006 team of junior Josh Miller and Steve Kieffer also finished second, losing in the finals 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 to Joon He Lee and Jordan Maximo of Dover in one of the hardest fought matches of the finals on Saturday. In the semifinals, McLaughlin beat Mike Bacchus of Dover 6-1, 7-6 (7-1) and the team of Kieffer and Miller downed the Smyrna team of James Bratten and Ernie Anderson 6-1, 4-6, 7-5. At first singles, senior Eric Kimpton finished third topping Tyler Parsons of Smyrna 6-0, 6-4 in the consolation finals and at third singles, sophomore Trevor Lee beat Steven Deakyne of Smyrna 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 after dropping the first set to win the consolation finals and finish in third place. Kimpton was beaten in the semifinals 7-5, 3-6, 4-6 by Tyler Wyatt of Lake Forest and Lee lost in the semifinals 6-1, 6-2 to Hireasave of Dover.

PAGE 45 Burtelle expected Kimpton, who only lost one match this season, to reach the finals. “Eric had beaten the Lake Forest kid twice before, but on that day, he was flat outplayed. It was Wyatt’s day. It’s the best I’ve ever seen him play.” “Trevor competed with a broken arm,” the coach added. “He gave it his all and never quit even with only one arm. I’m really proud of him.” The first doubles team of brothers Jeremy Halter (senior) and Andrew Halter (sophomore) also finished in third place, beating the Indian River team of Ed Smith and Charlie Cole 6-1, 6-3. They lost in the semifinals 6-4, 6-1 to the Dover team of Cole Westtrom and Nathan Adamson, the conference champs at first doubles. The Halters had defeated the Dover team during the regular season. Seaford will now compete in the state tournament.

Seaford golfers pick up win in busy final weeks of regular season The Seaford High golf team picked up a win in action over the past two weeks, but also had two losses. Heading into the final week of the season, the Blue Jays are 4-7. Seaford beat Delmar on May 4, 177-189. It was the lowest total so far for the team this season. Cory Ewing fired a 39 on the Nutter’s Crossing course in Salisbury followed by Jared Elliott (41), Shane Brinson (47), Ryan Budke (50), Josh Sandifer (55) and Taylor Paul (59). In other action, the team fell to Dover on May 9, 150-187. Matt Lank led the team shooting a 41 followed by Ewing (48), Mike Zakrewsky (48), Elliott (50), Brinson (52) and Budke (53). Coach Tim Lee pointed out that Dover’s number one player (and one of the top players in the state), Ryan Malloy carded a four-under par 32 while his brother Patrick (playing third) shot a par 36. In the 168-178 loss to Indian River on May 11, Zakrewsky had the best round firing a 41 followed by Brinson (42), Ewing (46), Paul (49), Elliott (50) and Lank (52).

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Raven Roundup- Sussex Tech lacrosse doubles up Dover, 14-7 By Mike McClure

Sussex Tech’s Brandon Krause clears the bar during a recent meet. Krause placed first in the Henlopen Conference meet last weekend. Photo by Mike McClure

Local teams compete in Henlopen Conference meet The following are local results from the Henlopen Conference track meet which took place last Friday and Saturday at Lake Forest High School: Boys- 5. Sussex Tech, 55.5; 9. Seaford, 16.5; 10. Woodbridge, 12 3,200 relay- 1. Sussex Tech, 8:18.15, 6. Seaford, 9:18.09; shot put- 1. Desmond Cephas, Sussex Tech, 48’8 1/2”, 4. Kyle Gibbs, Woodbridge, 41’1”; 1,600- 4. David Demarest, Sussex Tech, 4:38.23; high jump- 2. Derek Page, Seaford, 5’10”, 5. Tony Linton, Seaford, 5’8”, Dominic Hall, Sussex Tech, 5’8”; 110 hurdles- 6. Machelle Williams, Woodbridge, 16.55; discus- 2. Desmond Cephas, Sussex Tech, 131’5”, 3. Kyle Gibbs, Woodbridge, 124’1”; 1,600 relay- 5. Sussex Tech, 3:42.75; 400- 3. Gernie Purnell, Seaford, 52.25; triple jump- 6. Andrew Townsend, Sussex Tech, 38’5”; 300 hurdles- 6. Williams, Woodbridge, 42.39; 3,200- 6. Ken McCallum, Sussex Tech, 10:43; pole vault- 1. Brandon Krause, Sussex Tech, 13’0”; 800- 4. Demarest, Sussex Tech, 2:05.58, 5. Tom Ford, Sussex Tech, 2:06.77 Girls- 5. Sussex Tech, 59; 7. Seaford, 34; 10. Woodbridge, 2 3,200 relay- 1. Sussex Tech, 10:06.15; Pole vault- 2. Page Johnson, Seaford, 7’6”; 5. McDonnell, Sussex Tech, 6’6”, 6. Ellen Rowe, Sussex Tech, 6’0”; discus- 1. Keosha Gibbs, Seaford, 121’3”; 400 relay- 5. Sussex Tech, 55:09; shot putGibbs, Seaford, 40’4”; 1,600- 1. Nicole

The Sussex Tech lacrosse team earned a 14-7 win over Dover last Wednesday. Ian Stewart scored seven goals and dished out three assists, Joel Termotto and Wil Heuring each had three goals, and Colin Jackson added a goal for the Ravens. Tyler Humpton recorded 14 saves for Tech. Golf team falls to Caesar Rodney- The Sussex Tech varsity golf team lost to Caesar Rodney, 157-177, last Thursday. Jesse Kitchen shot a 41, Clayton Bunting had a 42, and Jason Rickards added a 44 for the Ravens. Eric Scott (50), Kyle Mesick (52), and Richard Atkins (53) rounded out the scoring for Tech. Godwin collects a pair of hits in Raven loss- The Sussex Tech varsity baseball team fell to Dover, 6-1, last Thursday. George Godwin had two hits including a triple and drove in a run for the Ravens. Lady Ravens earn a pair of wins- The varsity softball team topped Dover and Concord in a pair of games last week. On Thursday, Sussex Tech earned an 11-1 win over Dover. Hope Cornell had two doubles and two runs, Bethany Pavlik and Lyndsey Ellsworth added two hits each, Brittany Joseph drove in a pair of runs. Brooke Tull allowed three hits in the Raven victory. On Saturday, Pavlik smashed three home runs and drove in eight runs; Ashlie Workman collected three hits including a home run, a triple, and a double; Kristen Burns doubled, and Kim Owens tripled in a 14-2 win over Concord. Joseph pitched five innings for the win to pace Sussex Tech (17-3). Tech soccer team blanks Dover for 10th win- The Sussex Tech varsity soccer team moved to 10-2-1 in conference play and 10-5-1 overall with a 2-0 win over Dover last Thursday. Kylee Rickards and Lauren Magaha each netted a goal and Katie Nennstiehl recorded 12 saves for the Ravens.

UMES baseball team falls to Maryland Terrapins in twin bill The University of Maryland-Eastern Shore (UMES) baseball team lost a pair of games to the Maryland Terrapins last Wednesday in College Park. UMES fell, 5-1, in game one before being edged, 3-2, in the second game. Joel Maher had three hits and a run, Morgan Schirmer (Sussex Tech) doubled, Justin Hoban doubled and drove in a run, and Greg Cathell (Delmar) drew a pair of walks in game one’s loss. In game two, UMES scored one in the second and one in the seventh for a 2-1 lead before the Terrapins scored a run in the bottom of the seventh and eighth.

Woodbridge senior Jerilyn Idler competes in the 300 meter hurdle race during the Henlopen Conference meet last weekend. Idler placed sixth in 100 meter hurdles. Photo by Mike McClure

Mahoney, Sussex Tech, 5:30.48; 800 relay- 3. Sussex Tech, 1:51.5; 6. Woodbridge, 1:56.89; 100 hurdles- 2. Tiamia Black, Sussex Tech, 16.96; 6. Jerilyn Idler, Woodbridge, 17:52; 800- 1. Mahoney, Sussex Tech, 2:25.29; 3. Lauren Correll, Sussex Tech, 2:30.39; 1,600 relay- 3. Sussex Tech, 4:26.2

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Middleford Speedway results

Shown (l to r) is the Delaware Diamonds Black fast pitch softball team which placed first in the Smyrna Clayton Stars NSA qualifier recently: Bottom row: Katie HitchSeaford, Carlee Budd- Delmar, DE, Logan Pavlik- Rehoboth, Mary Caitlin StitcherSalisbury, MD, Sarah Hyde- Harrington, Kaylie Sprankle- Salisbury, MD; middle row: Erin Johnson- Laurel, Meghan Cannon- Bridgeville, Cassidy Taylor- Laurel, Taylor Price- Laurel, Cyndie Givens -Georgetown, Skylar Hall- Pocomoke, MD; top row : Coach Andy Givens- Georgetown, DE, Whitney Davis- Onley, VA, Coach R.J. Hitch Seaford, Coach Billy Davis- Onley, VA.

Delaware Diamonds Black place first at Smyrna tournament The Delaware Diamonds Black fast pitch softball team took first place at the Smyrna Clayton Stars NSA qualifier in Smyrna May 5-6, 2006. They won all three of their pool play games on Saturday. They beat the Bayside Breeze in the first round of elimination. They beat the Delaware Cobras in the semifinals. In an exciting final game they topped the Delaware Diamonds Teal coming back in the bottom of the seventh inning after being down 7-4 for an 8-7 upset win.

Delmar Little League baseball, softball results and news Southern Delaware Foot and Ankle Coach Pitch team works together in the field. While teams in the Coach Pitch League (7-8 year old boys and girls) do not keep score, the Southern Delaware Foot and Ankle does keep track of put outs. So far the team has averaged six put outs in seven games and has completed two double plays. The team members are: Bradley “Bad Brad” Moore, Autumn Moore, Luke Figgs, Trey Lecates, Daniel Wilson, Hannah Wood, Adam McCulley, Jacob Lemon, Jocelyn Smith, Kelsie Hughes, Madison Wells, Savannah Payne, Zachary CoCo. Some of the parents who have helped coach B.J. Hughes during games are: Brad and Valerie Lemon, Russell and Missy LeCates, Jamie Penrod, David Wells, and Allison and Craig Smith.

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The following are the results from the Middleford Speedway races which were held last Friday (car number and fastest lap times are included): 250 Stock- 1. Luke Thomas (2T), 13.864; 2. Andrew Mullins (2), 14.157; 3. Cameron Merriman (8X), 14.198; 4. Jake Wilkerson (4), 14.203; 5. Kyle Lloyd (70L), 14.300; 6. Dylon McMahon (79), 14.548; 7. Tyler Reed (38sp), DNS 270- 1. Andrew Mullins (2), 13.649; 2. Mike Baker (3D), 13.847; 3. Ronnie Hays, Jr. (27), 13.993; 4. Ryan Wozunk (15), 14.160; 5. Josh Rohlman (15), 14.013; 6. Eric Heath (20H), 14.105; 7. Ken Lester (29), 14.196; 8. Charles Cobourn (4), 15.660 600- 1. Scotty Smith (20), 13.445; 2. Shawn Ward (7W), 13.649; 3. Kenny Vincent (97), 13.534; 4. Jeremy “Jay Dog” Lynch (91), 13.643; 5. “Nitro” Nick Sapp (29), 13.514; 6. Chad Clark (8), 13.607; 7. Mark Maloney (8M), 13.594; 8. Jordan Watson (30), 13.782; 9. Joseph Watson (39), 13.610; 10. Drew Richmond (81), 13.464; 11. Randy Oswald (29R), 13.887; 12. Joey Startt (19G), 13.749; 13. Jon Warfield (9), 13.864; 14. Larney Johnson (37), 13.932; 15. Matt Minton (14), 13.738; 16. Chris Neibert (68N), 13.916; 17. Jason Warfield (19), 13.882; 18. Mark Hargott (6H), 13.922; 19. David Gingerich (38D), 14.038; 20- Gene Smith (33), 13.529; 21. Bruce Hibbs, Jr. (17), 13.722; 22. Brent Sutton (3), 14.495; 23. Eric Vent (6); 24. Glenn Heverin (98) Mod Lite- 1. Steve White (1W), 15.239; 2. Richie Wilson (1), 15.472; 3. Jody Cahall (77), 15.879; 4. C.J. Faison (0j), 15.922; 5. Billy Mellon (56), 15.649 Mod Lite Jr.- 1. Justin Breeding (27), 16.090l 2. Brandon Mullins (3), 16.207; 3. C.J. Faison (0j), 16.310; 4. Jimmy Wills (22W), 16.575; 5. Billy Mellon (56), 16.081; 6. Kristin Keys (13K), 16.151; 7. Tyler Reed (72), 16.642; 8. Curtis Miles, Jr. (21), 16.897; 9. Donald Ackenbrack (946), 17.601

Nanticoke Little League baseball, softball results (week of 5/8) Baseball- Major League- Giants 12, Pirates 2- For the Giants, Shane Marvel went 2-2 with back-to-back home runs and six RBI’s. Da’Jon Copes, Kenny DeVincentis, and Mark Saathoff each had a hit for the Giants. Chase Kouts was the winning pitcher, going the distance with nine strikeouts, giving up three hits and three walks in six innings. For the Pirates, Nathan Justis went 1-2 and Taylor Ewing was 2-3 with 2 RBI’s. Ewing pitched the game for the Pirates, striking out eight batters. Giants 5, A’s 1- For the Giants, Jordan Stanely pitched a solid five innings, striking out seven and giving up four hits. Shane Marvel went 4-4 with two home runs and three RBI’s. Colby Hastings also helped the Giants with a solo home run. For the A’s, Nick Usilton went the distance, striking out seven. He went 1-3 at the plate and scored a run. Kyle Trice had a double, and Scott Smart went 1-3 with a single. Giants 13, Braves 0- Shane Marvel had 10 strikeouts and pitched a no-hitter in the four inning game. He went 2-2 with one RBI. Colby Hastings went 1-1 with a homer un and three RBI’s. Ryan Collins hit a double for the Giants. For the Braves, Hunter Absher pitched 3-1/3 innings, striking out six. Giants 9, Dodgers 1- For the Giants, Shane Marvel went 3-3 with a home run, a triple, and five RBI’s. Colby Hastings had a double and one RBI, and Mark Saathoff had a single. Jordan Stanley pitched six innings for the Giants, recording 12 strikeouts and giving up only three hits to the Dodgers. For the Dodgers, Dylan Banning was 1-3 with a double, scoring the only run. Taylor Baynum and Matt King each had a hit for the Dodgers.

Woodbridge Little League baseball, softball results Minor League baseball- JBS Construction 10, Harrington Moose 2- Joshua Vazquez pitched a complete game no-hitter and struck out 15 batters as he led his team to victory. Vazquez also had two hits and scored twice in the game. Other standout hitters for JBS were Bruce Wardwell (33 with a triple, 2 RS and an RBI), Chris Eck (2-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Kani Kane and Trevon Jones each had two hits and a run. Kane had a solo inside the the park home run. Jacob Borders doubled and scored a run and Alvin Trice had an RBI single and scored a run. For the Moose, Emil Gallo pitched three innings and struck out seven batters. Matt Chaffinch pitched three innings and struck out six batters. Gallo and Raquan Clanton scored their team’s two runs. JBS Construction 14, Atlantic Aluminum 8- Trevon Jones pitched a complete game and struck out 13 batters for JBS. Jones also had two hits, including a triple, three runs and an RBI. Joshua Vazquez had two hits, a RS and four RBI’s. Jacob Borders had two hits, a RS and an RBI. Kani Kane had an RBI double and scored a run. Bruce Wardwell had an RBI triple and a RS. Chris Eck and Noah Bibb each had an RBI single and a RS. For Atlantic Aluminum, Tanner King pitched a complete game and struck out 11. King also singled and scored twice. Ty Smith had two hits, two RS and an RBI. Logan Wescott had two hits, two RS and three RBI’s. Hamilton Schlabach had an RBI double and a run. JBS Construction 18, T.G. Adams 6- Chris Eck, Bruce Wardwell and Joshua Vazquez combined to pitch a one-hitter on May 5. Eck struck out two in 2/3 of an inning, Wardwell struck out seven in three innings and Vazquez struck out two in 1-1/3 innings. Eck had an RBI and three RS, Wardwell went 3-3 with a double, triple, one run, and four RBI’s and Vazquez had a run and two RBI’s. Kani Kane homered, tripled, scored a run and had two RBI’s. Trevon Jones and Jacob Borders each had two hits, two runs and an RBI. Noah Bibb singled and scored a run. Garrett Temple, Aaron Ballweg and Alvin Trice each had two runs and Willie Buiano added a run. For T.G. Adams, Jared Hopkins reached three times and had three runs. Hunter Rogers reached twice and had two runs. Brent Adams had his team’s lone hit, a two-run single. Zach Breeding scored his team’s other run.

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Seaford-Delmar battle it out in 14 inning softball game By Ronald MacArthur In Seaford High softball action last week, Seaford (11-7) dropped a thriller to Delmar on Monday, 11-8, topped Delmarva Christian 19-0 on Saturday and lost out to Cape Henlopen 13-9 last Thursday. On Monday afternoon, Seaford dropped a tough one to Delmar 11-8 in a marathon game that actually started back on March 30. After 10 innings (4-4), the game was called because of darkness and scheduled for completion on May 15. It took another four innings and 11 more runs to determine the outcome. Delmar pitcher Brittany Ruark, who left the first part of the game in the ninth inning, came back in to pick up the victory. For Delmar, Melanie Twilley’s two-run double in the top of the four-run 14th inning was the deciding factor as the Wildcats went ahead 11-7. Seaford answered back with one run, but the rally fell short. Danielle Haldeman doubled in courtesy runner Jennifer Masten. In the action packed game, Delmar left the bases loaded in the 11th inning and then scored three runs in the 12th to take a 7-4 lead. Seaford answered that with three runs of their own in the bottom of the 12th. For Delmar, Brooke Boothe doubled in two runs and Danielle Disharoon singled in a run. For Seaford, Amanda Swift and Danielle Haldeman tripled in runs and Jenna Adkins singled in the tying run (77). Ruark stopped the rally with two strikeouts. In the 13th, Delmar’s rally was stopped cold by a double play started by Seaford pitcher Heather Draper. Seaford left a runner on third in their half of the 13th inning. Draper pitched all 14 innings for Seaford getting 21 strikeouts with six

Seaford pitcher Heather Draper watches a ball go during a tough loss to Cape Henlopen last week. Draper held the Vikings scoreless for 5 2/3 innings while her team came back from a 7-0 deficit to take the lead. Photo by Ronald MacArthur

walks and 11 hits. Last Thursday, Seaford came within an out of beating Cape Henlopen, the second-place team in the Northern Division. Seaford fell behind 7-0 and then battled back to send the game into extra innings to end up on the short end of a 13-9 stick in eight innings. The “out” was an apparent two-out single by Kelsey Riggleman with two runners on that would have scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Cape defense responded and Riggleman was thrown out at firstoin a close call. “It was bang-bang and could have gone either way,” coach Dave Rogers said. “If it had gone our way, the winning run would have scored.” Cape, ranked seventh in the state, used

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Laurel/Seaford Star Tuesday Night high school scoreboard Girls’ soccer- Delmar 5, Sussex Central 0- Delmar senior Erin Keenan netted a pair of goals on senior day in the Wildcats’ non-conference win over the Knights. Alison Bloodsworth and Katie McMahon each added a goal and an assist, Haley Keenan netted a goal, and Brittani Scott and Alicia Mills each dished out an assist for Delmar. See Delmar senior photo in next week’s Laurel Star. Seaford varsity baseball, softball teams pick up non-conferencewins- Adding a little cushion to its bid for a state tournament berth, the Seaford High baseball team finished the season at 13-7 with a nail-biting 3-2 win over St. Mark’s on Tuesday. Reliever Ryan Hastings worked out of jams in the sixth and seventh innings (two runners were left on base in each inning) to pick up his first save. Derrick Gibson was the winning pitcher. The Jays scored all their runs in the fifth inning with Ryan Hastings getting a RBI single knocking in his brother Seth. Matt Terry and Matt Wheatley scored on a fielder’s choice. The Seaford High softball team (12-7) picked up a 3-2 win over Milford. Danielle Haldeman, who has been on a hitting frenzy the past two weeks, smacked a two-run home run. Megan Torbert tripled and scored on a single by Heather Draper, the winning pitcher. She pitched a three-hitter, striking out 12. three home runs to score seven of their runs. Seaford scored four runs in the third inning to start its come back and the scored four more runs in the sixth to take an 8-7 lead. Cape’s Christina Lingo homered in the seventh to knot the score. In the third inning, Kari Bergh led off with a walk and Riggleman singled. Danielle Haldeman singled to knock in the team’s first run. Megan Torbert followed with a two-RBI single and the fourth run scored on a fielder’s choice hit by Jenna Adkins. In the sixth inning, Amanda Swift and Margaret Rohlich walked to start the inning. Bitty Hood singled in a run, Haldeman doubled in a run and Torbert hit a triple bringing in two more runs put her team ahead, 8-7. In the decisive eighth inning, Cape

scored five runs - three on the team’s third home run blast in the game by Amanda Deloy. Seaford answered back with one run in the eighth, leaving the bases loaded. “With a young team like this, you lose games you should win - you just have to suffer through it,” the coach added. On the mound, Riggleman started but only pitched 1 1/3 innings and was responsible for Cape’s first seven runs. Heather Draper came in and pitched 6 2/3 innings allowing six runs on six hits with 10 strikeouts and no walks. Cape’s Laura Olenderski smacked a three-run homer in the third inning. For the Lady Jays, Torbert was 4-5 with three RBI and Haldeman was 3-5 with two RBI. Riggleman and Hood had two hits each.

Seaford soccer team pulls off upset in overtime against Delmar The Seaford High girls’ soccer team saved its best for last and beat Delmar 3-2 in overtime on Saturday in a home match. In the team’s fourth win, Lindsay James scored a goal in overtime and assisted on the winning goal in overtime. Tyler Smith scored the team’s first goal in regulation time with the score ending 1-1. In overtime, James scored (2-2) and then Christina Stevenson (assist from James) scored the game winner. The program will have its first-ever alumni soccer game on Saturday, May 20, starting at 1 p.m. at the soccer complex behind the high school. See next week’s Seaford Star for Senior Night photos. The Seaford girls’ tennis team honored its seniors during last Wednesday’s home match against Sussex Central. Shown (l to r) are coach Brenda Tull; seniors Haley Workman, Laura Riddle, and Darian Libby; and coach Bob Hastings. All three seniors will attend the University of Delaware in the fall. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford High tennis teams end regular season with only one loss The Seaford High School tennis team finished the regular season on May 10 with 5-0 wins over Sussex Central. For the boys, Eric Kimpton won 6-0, 6-0, Shane McLaughlin won 6-0, 6-0 and Trevor Lee won 6-1, 6-0. In doubles, the team of Andrew and Jeremy Halter won 6-0, 6-1 and the team of Steve Kieffer and Josh Miller won 6-0, 6-0. The boys finished the regular season with a 13-1 overall record (11-1 in the conference). The team’s only defeat was a 3-2 loss to regular-season conference champion Caesar Rodney. For the girls, Laura Riddle, at first singles, won 6-1, 6-0 and finished the regular season with an unbeaten record. Darian Libby won 6-0, 6-3 and Kelly Kimpton won 6-0, 6-1. In doubles, the team of Amanda Cox and Haley Workman won 6-1, 7-6 and the team of Tish Thomas and Jeanmarie Ferber won 6-3, 6-3. The girls finished the regular season with a 12-1 overall and 11-1 conference record. The team’s only loss was a 4-1 defeat to regular-season conference champion Dover. Both teams were winners of the Southern Division championship.

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Secrets of a past life — or was is a pasta life? An 80th birthday, coming as it does only once in a lifetime, and YNN ARKS not in everyone’s lifetime at that, deserves extra attention. And so it Our harried waitress, elatwas that, just a few days after my father bid farewell to the 70s, ed with having only one members of his family gathered for a celebration. more plate to deliver, said As do all good celebrations, this triumphantly to me, “And one centered around food. And in the way of only the very best celeyou were the tortellini!” brations, this one featured food prepared — and dishes washed — more? by someone else. This birthday party was Tortellini to human, after all, is even a held in a restaurant. greater change than that described by I use the term birthday party loosely: Franz Kafka in his book, “MetamorphoThere were no hats or noisemakers, no cake or candle-out blowing, no singing — sis”: “When Gregor Samsa woke up one well, except for the time my mother joined morning from unsettling dreams, he found in with the pianist, who was playing in an- himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.” And that book is studied other room. But that song was not the trathe world over for its insight into the huditional Happy Birthday. man condition. Who would not want to There were presents, and good wishes. hear my story? There was wine. And there was plenty of Well, of course, there is no story. I nevtalk and laughter. er really was a tortellini. I was just being As we unwisely chose Mother’s Day weekend for our celebration, the restaurant silly, something my parents, who have known me since my birth and who underwas very busy. It took a waiter more than stand that I was never a pasta, saw right 30 minutes just to deliver water, and I away. think that my brother-in-law never did get My nephews, age 13 and 16, were the his glass. Salads were served about an only members of my family to laugh. In hour after we sat down, and soups shortly fact, Patrick, the older nephew, congratuafter that. All in all, we were seated in the lated me several times on my wit. Now restaurant for nearly three hours. that is something that does not happen But I did not mind a bit. It is not often very often. that I am required to do nothing for three The dinner ended, as all fine dinners hours but talk and eat. do, with delicious sweets. And then, the The entrees were served about 90 mincelebration was over, transformed by time utes into the evening. My selection, tortellini with a spicy eggplant, squash and into a memory. The next day, I had my leftover tortellimushroom tomato sauce, was delivered last. Our harried waitress, elated with hav- ni for lunch. It was delicious — the ing only one more plate to deliver, said tri- creamy cheese filling, the spicy sauce, the chewy homemade pasta — umphantly to me, “And you were the But wait! Was that a small voice I tortellini!” heard? Calling to me something, some“I was the tortellini,” I replied. “And thing — now, I am a human.” “Help me! Help me!” Was it my imagination, or was there a Don’t be silly, I told myself. Different sudden hush in the restaurant? Did all tale, different kind of bug. heads turn in wonder, anxious to hear I licked the platter clean.


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Nominees are wanted for Women’s Day recognition at Delaware Tech Nominations are being accepted for outstanding women to be recognized at the 2007 Women’s Day Celebration sponsored by Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. The closing date for nominations is May 31. Nominees age 18 or older must have lived in Delaware for at least five years, or have performed work or community service impacting 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 other significant contributions.

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✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006


YOUNG SALESPEOPLE - Heather Byrd, from the Nanticoke Little League, presents certificates and two Orioles tickets to the top fund-raising salespeople during opening day on May 6 at Williams Pond Park. Keith Mercile, left, sold the most candles and Kaeyln Parks, right, sold the most candy. Photo by David Elliott

RED HAT DONATION - Travis Kouts, center, representing the Nanticoke Senior Center Board, accepts a donation of $600 from the Red Hat Ladies prior to a group meeting at the center last week. Photo by Ronald MacArthur

HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT - As an Earth Day project during the spring break, members of the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club in Seaford cleaned up and improved conditions along a ditch on the club’s property.

CLEANUP PATROL - Paige Collins and Garrett DeWolf of Seaford pickup trash along Bowman Road near Woodland as part of the Adopt-A-Highway program. For more information regarding this program, visit on the web at

HANDY WORK - Sharon Wink, Art Teacher at Woodbridge Elementary School, works with Diego Morones-Castillo, kindergarten student from Holly Noel’s class. Wink is handprinting the lobby wall with handprints from the top accelerated readers at the school.

DONATION FOR SMART GIRLS - Soroptimist International of Seaford has been a long-time supporter of the SMART Girls program at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Above, Darlene Condon, second vice president of Seaford Soroptimist (left) makes a donation to Cari Miller, SMART Girls group leader and a Soroptimist member. Girls taking part in the presentation include, from the left, (front row) Cierra Showell and Shania Trammell and (back row) Danielle Wagoner, Jessica Williams, Antwonette Martin, Cherie Matthews, Brittany Meekins and Theresa Harrison, aquatics director. Photo by Ronald MacArthur


✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006


Gospel Cafe is a good Saturday-night alternative Only recently have I gotten to know Bruce Willey and Saturday AT URPHY night at Centenary Fellowship Hall I learned much more. Bruce, Saturday you could stay through encouragement from some home and watch televifriends, his wife Nancy and Centenary Church, has started the Gospel sion, or you could go to Café, a Saturday-evening attempt the mall, or to one of to reach out to people who may those $8 movies that feel a little uneasy about attending leaves so much to be dechurch. It is also a time for enjoysired in Christian values. ing good gospel music and some great messages thrown in. several other well-known recording Bruce and Mary Ann Young, whom he artists? He brought a beautiful new meandescribes as a “legend” (and she certainly ing to some great songs and is a great is) form a great team along with fellow singer. Well, it’s there for the whole commusicians and singers Linda Premo, Steve Ellis, Robert Morris, Fernando Batson and munity and Bruce invites you to join him on stage, or to just sit back and relax after Kenny Willey. Saturday evening the Humanaires made your week’s struggles. a guest appearance, as did Bobby Messick, Barbara Cordrey is the secretary for who is a great singer. I didn’t even know Callaway, Farnell and Moore’s Rt. 13 ofhe had it in him. Bud Holloway was there fice in Seaford. A few weeks ago, Barbara, to give a recital of his poem, “We Need a great lover of nature, took me outside the You,” about Bruce. You know this: Saturday you could stay office and showed me a nest in the shrubbery containing eight duck eggs. Barbara home and watch television, or you could go to the mall, or perhaps dinner, or to one got information off the Internet, called the Department of Natural Resources — you of those $8 movies that leaves so much to name it. She did everything to make sure be desired in Christian values, or you could take my advice and attend one of the that “her family” would be OK and the little ones would hatch out. She went to the Gospel Cafe’s 6 p.m. nights of relaxation. Just go. You are going to thank me for this point of marking off how close people could come to the nesting area. one. All eight hatched out and the family is Now, about Bruce. Don White leaned gone, leaving Barbara with a big bag of over and whispered some information to me as I enjoyed the singing. Did you know bird feed and something else, a big heart that she got from her mom, Lorraine Rigthat Bruce sang with Conway Twitty and



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gin, who used to have Lorraine’s Sub Shop. Remember that? Don’t we all? Oh yes — last year the mother duck was at Coldwell Banker R.E. just south of Callaway Farnell and Moore Real Estate. I predict that next year, she is going to try Handy Realty to the north. Christ United Methodist Church is once again having its Saturday baseball trip to see the Phillies. The Phils play Atlanta and it’s on July 22. There are only 47 tickets available and they will go fast. If you would like to go call the church, 875-3398. Our co-Citizen of the Year, Jay Hall, a DelDOT supervisor and one who has a general knowledge of most things, let something get by him Saturday morning, that he must not have known to be a fact. The fact is that if you leave the switch on your vehicle overnight you often will not be able to start it the next morning. You might call him “Jumpin’ Jay,” as that’s what he had to do first thing Saturday morning. Why do people tell me these things? Now while I am at it, there is a new dance at Centenary Church in Laurel. It’s called the Dumplin’ and it is done by the church’s lay leader, Dale Boyce, so says Jean Callaway. As the story goes, Dale, during the cleanup after the church’s great dinner the other evening, spilled some of the leftovers then danced in some form or another in them, to the delight of the kitchen. I love reporting on the important stuff




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in Laurel and Delmar area and every once in a while Seaford. Jim Smith, public affairs manager for Delmarva Power, was the guest speaker at the chamber of commerce meeting in Laurel on May 11. Jim, always in the charged mode, pinched-hit for Bob B. Kurie of WBOC, who failed to show. Jim’s talk was very informative and certainly gave the power company’s side of the rate increase story. Since electricity is fueled Jim Smith by oil, coal and other energy sources, all of which is increasingly expensive, Jim said that it was only natural that electricity increases in price too. “It is a correlation to the gas prices,” said Jim. “Our expenses are up 150 percent.” Jim gave some examples of how people can help themselves with the cost of electricity. He recommended a pamphlet , “85 Ways to Save Electricity.” Matt L. Kovich of Delmarva Power called a day later to tell how people who are struggling with their electric and other bills can get help. “Fuel is feeding the whole thing,” said Matt. He said their pamphlet is available at several local agenContinued on page 55

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Top cookbook features food tales from around the world Last week the winners of the food industry’s prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards were announced. “Hungry Planet” by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio was named Cookbook of the Year. But “Hungry Planet” is much more than a cookbook. Photographer Menzel and writer D’Aluisio traveled to 24 countries from Europe to Asia, Africa and the United States and interviewed 30 families. They asked each family to purchase a week’s worth of food, which they photographed. The book includes the photographs, lists of exactly what was purchased and the prices and essays about how the families cook and eat. The result is 288 pages of stunning photography and telling family profiles that illustrate unusual local foods and eating habits, the inequities in the global distribution of food and, frighteningly, the spread of fast food all over the world. One reviewer recommends “Hungry Planet” if you are a foodie, a cook, fascinated by statistics, love beautiful photography or all of the above. Here are some interesting facts: The highest expenditure for a week’s food: a family of four in Hamburg, Germany — $500.07. The lowest expenditure was for a family of seven in a refugee camp in Chad — $1.23 plus $24 worth of homegrown foods. This family’s meals day in and day out consist of one thing, aiysh, a congealed porridge. In developed countries, a large chunk of the food budget is spent on prepared and fast foods and beverages. The Mexican family featured spends over 20 percent of their weekly budget on drinks that include 12 1-liter bottles of Coca Cola. The percentage of obese people in Japan is 1.5 percent for both males and females; in Mongolia only 5 percent of the male population is obese compared to 25 percent of the females. In this country, obesity is pretty uniform – 32 percent

The Practical Gourmet male to 37 percent female. McDonald’s restaurants: Mexico, 261; Poland, 200; U.S., 13,491. Family recipes range from seal stew from Greenland and roasted guinea pig from Ecuador to somewhat less exotic and a tad more tempting fare. Here’s the Cuban family’s favorite. Ropa Vieja 3 and 1/2 pounds pot roast Salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup olive oil, divided 1 cup water 1 large onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 cup tomato sauce 1 teaspoon salt 2 bay leaves 1/2 cup dry white wine Rub meat with salt and pepper. In a large pot, brown meat on all sides in a little bit of olive oil. Add one cup of water. Cover and simmer until the meat is tender, about 2 hours, adding water as needed. When cooked, allow the meat to cool in the pan sitting in its own juices. When cool, shred the meat with your fingers and set aside along with any remaining pan juices. In the same pot heat the remaining olive oil and sauté the onion and garlic until the onion is translucent. Add the green pepper and sauté some more. Add the remaining ingredients, including the shredded meat and juices. Cover and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. Serve with rice or salad.

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✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006


Education Top students from the class of 2006 honored

SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS - First place winners from Seaford Christian Academy’s science fair participated in the ACSI Mid-Atlantic Regional Science Fair in Easton, Md., on April 30. The participants were Carl Phillips, Evan Podlaseck, Katie Harding, Jordan Phillips and Stephen Venables. Phillips and Podlaseck received the silver medal for their engineering project of the smallest NES controller.

Education briefs Lindsey English on dean’s list Lindsey English, daughter of Greg and Renee English of Seaford, was named to the dean’s list at Delaware Technical and Community College for the 2005 fall semester. She was also recently inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

Del Tech alumni to meet The annual meeting of the Delaware Tech Owens Campus Alumni Association will be on Monday, June 12, at 6 p.m. in the executive dining room of the Student Services Center. Elections will be held at the start of the meeting to fill 14 board member positions and the offices of president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. Members of the board of directors serve three-year terms; 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 (formerly the parallel program) is considered a member of the alumni association and is eligible to vote. Regular board business will be conducted after elections are completed. For more information, contact alumni coordinator Alison Buckley by calling 855-1607.

Summer food program planned The Woodbridge School District will participate in the 2005-’06 Summer Food Service Program from June 19 to July 20. The Summer Food Program is a federal program of the Food and Nutrition Services, United States Department of Agriculture. This program provides all children 18 and under with the same free meal in

accordance with a menu approved by the state agency regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or age. Any person who believes they have been discriminated against in any USDA related activity should write to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250. For further information contact Bonnie C. Workman, food services coordinator, at 349-1421, ext. 335.

Wee Learner fall registration set Wee Learner Christian Prepschool, Seaford, is taking registrations for the 2006-07 school year. The morning class, for ages 3 and 4, meets Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. The afternoon class, for ages 4 and 5, meets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Enrollment is limited so individual instruction can be given. For an appointment or more information call 629-6261.

Tech students score well Sussex Technical High School had several students who attained high scores in science and social studies on the March 2005 Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) in grade 11. Local Sussex Tech seniors who received certificates for Exceptional Academic Achievement are: Lauren Correll (Bridgeville), social studies; Kevin Gross (Delmar), science; Janise Henderson (Greenwood), Tyler Humpton (Bridgeville), science and social studies; Richard Ianieri (Laurel), social studies; Tashona James (Bridgeville), social studies; Josh Kunde (Laurel), social studies; Thomas Mancuso (Seaford), science; Grant Parker (Greenwood), science and social studies; and Amos Scott (Laurel), social studies.

Top students from Delaware’s 33 public high schools were honored May 3 by government and education officials at the annual Secretary of Education’s Scholars Dinner held at the Sheraton Inn and Conference Center in Dover. The scholars were nominated by their principals and selected for being the exemplary scholars of the graduating class of 2006. Many students recognized this evening have received awards of state, regional or national significance. Secretary of Education Valerie A. Woodruff said the dinner is meant to give recognition to the students for their many achievements and to encourage them to continue to strive for excellence. “This evening, we praise 70 young men and women who have not only achieved academic success but have given so much back to their schools and their communities,” she said. “I wish each student a successful journey in the years to come.” Gov. Ruth Ann Minner agreed. “Tonight, we applaud the outstanding achievements of 70 public high school seniors. They are here tonight because of the family members, educators and friends who have provided them with valuable

support and guidance as they worked toward their academic goals. I want to thank those supporters and offer my sincere congratulations to each of our scholars. I wish all of them much success as they continue to fulfill their dreams for the future.” In addition to Minner and Woodruff, invited guests included Lt. Gov. Carney; Jean Allen, president, state board of education; Garrett Lydic, Delaware’s Teacher of the Year for 2006; state Sen. David P. Sokola, state Rep. Nancy Wagner; members of the House and Senate; representatives from the business community and higher education. The local scholars are: • Delmar School District: Rebecca Mir, Delmar Middle & Senior High School. • Laurel School District: Ashley Hill, Laurel High School. • Seaford School District: Eric Kimpton and Jennifer Stephens, Seaford High School. • Sussex Technical School District: Benjamin Berg and Lauren Correll, Sussex Technical High School. • Woodbridge School District: Kacie Pinnock, Woodbridge High School.

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Seaford Eagles’ first year was not one for the record books By Mike Lambert On May 9th, 1946 the Seaford Eagles began their first season in the Eastern Shore League on a high note with a 7 to 2 victory over the Federalsburg Athletics. With box seats priced at 60 cents, there was a big crowd on hand at Seaford’s new $35,000 ballpark to launch the Eagles on their way. The ballpark’s outfield fence had many signs on it advertising the various local merchants who supported the team, including Larrimore Dairy, Sussex Hotel, Manning’s Drugstore, Allen’s Hatchery and Burton Brothers. The first manager for Seaford was Walter Youse, a lifelong baseball man from Baltimore. However, about halfway through the season, the Eagles were not performing very well and Youse was replaced by former Cleveland Indian catcher Joe Becker. The hiring of Becker paved the way for the independent Seaford club to establish a working agreement with the New York Giants for the next two seasons. Between Youse and Becker, nearly 50 different ballplayers saw action with the Eagles during the 1946 season. One of the most interesting players on the Seaford squad was a big right-hander named Harry “Duke” Markell, who played for the Eagles under the name of Duke Makowsky. Markell not only threw for Seaford in 1946, 1947 and 1949; he also

pitched in the Major Leagues during the 1951 season for the St. Louis Browns. Another fascinating tidbit from the Eagles 1946’ season was that three of the players, Al DeLuca (.339 average, 3 homeruns, 23 RBI), Dan Slaysman (.295, 2, 52) and George Mlyczek (.303, 9, 88) not only led the team with their hitting; they each married local ladies and made Seaford their permanent home after their baseball careers ended. The Eagles completed their first season sixth in the league of eight teams with a won-loss record of 58-68. Players who contributed significantly for Seaford in 1946 included position players (average, home runs, RBI) Don Ford (.292, 7, 90), Bob Herb (.320, 5, 74), Jack Allega (.295,6,42), Don Petschow (.263, 9, 55) and manager Joe Becker (.280, 2, 14), as well as Mlyczek, Slaysman and DeLuca. Ford finished sixth in the league in RBI’s and DeLuca completed his first year as a pro, seventh in batting average. The top pitchers on the Seaford staff were Dean Crooks (12-14), John Smith (14-9), Mike Marcho (8-10) who also hurled for Federalsburg in 1946 and Duke Markell. Markell’s won-loss record was only 5-5, but his ERA for the season was a very fine 1.59. The Eagles’ record for that memorable summer of 1946 was a big disappointment; however, the attendance at the Seaford ballpark ranked near the top of the league, reportedly in excess of 50,000

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The 1946 Seaford Eagles in the Eastern Shore League. The team’s first year ended with a losing record, but the team was a fan favorite from the beginning.

fans. In addition to Seaford’s Duke Markell; a couple of the most recognizable names from the 1946 Eastern Shore League who made it to the Major Leagues were Salisbury’s Steve Bilko and Cambridge’s Chris VanCuyk. Although our boys of summer

didn’t fare too well that first season; the Seaford Eagles were poised to have an amazing year in 1947. Email questions or comments to There is a Seaford Eagles exhibit at the Seaford Museum in downtown Seaford.

CHEER Center planning 32nd anniversary open house The Georgetown CHEER Center celebrates 32 years of service to senior citizens of Sussex County. The center, located at 546 S. Bedford St., will have a two-day celebration starting on Tuesday, May 23, and continue on Wednesday, May 24. The festivities will be beginning at 10:30 a.m. on both days with entertainment, a Penny auction, and much more. For more information call 856-5187.


✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006

Letters to the Editor Thanks to Neighborhood Watch I would like to take this time to say thank you to citizens in the new Neighborhood Watch in east Seaford. Through your time and commitment to the Neighborhood Watch you are making a difference in the Seaford community. The Sussex County boot camp troops were successful in their efforts in cleaning up the neighborhood. The cadets truly enjoyed the scrumptious lunches and snacks that you provided.

A special thanks to the City of Seaford work crew and staff. Pat A Jones, Seaford Neighborhood Watch

Tombstones are vandalized You know who you are. Before Easter of 2006, someone knocked over my brother’s tombstone from its base and also scraped the edges of my mom’s and dad’s tombstone, in the Blades Cemetery at the


top of the hill. I do not want to press charges, but I do expect the person to correct what they have done. It broke my heart when I saw my brother’s grave and my mom’s and dad’s grave in such a state of disrepair. To see it as it was and now to see it, as it is today, I want you to know that the Bowden Family is a very proud family and the names of John D. Bowden and Anna T. and Oliver A. Bowden mean something. If the person wants to get in touch with me you can call the Laurel Star (or) The Seaford Star Office at 629-9788. I will be expecting to hear from you. Remember this could have been done to one of your

loved one’s graves. Anna Mae Bowden Calloway, Seaford

Post office grateful for food The employees of the Laurel Post Office would like to thank everyone who donated nonperishable food items during the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 12. Approximately 2,300 pounds were collected and donated to the Good Samaritan Thrift Shop in Laurel. Richard Hass Supervisor of customer service Laurel Post Office


Utility Rates are Changing …So is the Plan to Help You Adjust Continued from page 51

cies and that Delaware Electric Co-Op, Chesapeake Utilities and Delmarva Power are participating with Catholic Charities, 1st State Community Action and others to see that no one is overwhelmed with this tremendous increase. Two numbers for help are 1-800464-4357 and 800-375-7117, or got to a local agency, said Matt. Here I am still writing and they keep telling me I am too longwinded. Yes, I expect I am, but president Steve Gordy of the Pop Warner Football program says that group will celebrate its 25th year this fall and organizers want to bring back — at an October ceremony — some of the very first players and coaches. If you were one of these people, please contact Steve at 875-0573. I must say it has been a very successful program. The Donna Whaley Memorial Walk is scheduled for June 10. It is the seventh year for the event and senior Krista Scott is the chairman of the event. It will be held at the Laurel High School track. Pledge sheets are at the middle and high school, as well as the library. It benefits Hope House. I’m out of here. But next week I’m going to talk about one of the sensitive issues of our time, the Equal Rights Amendment. Oh my, have a good week everybody!

News items may be mailed to the Seaford and Laurel Star, 628 W. Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973. Or they may be faxed to 629-9243.


he plan to allow Delmarva Power customers in Delaware to phase in new electricity rates has changed, to make it consistent with our plan in Maryland. We recognize and regret that recent changes may be confusing. At Delmarva Power, we want to help you make the right choice and explain how the phase-in plan will affect your monthly electricity bill. As we work across multiple states, it is our desire to ensure that all our customers feel they are well informed and treated fairly.


By participating in the phase-in plan, customers will pay lower rates now but pay the full increased cost of electricity plus the deferred amount later.

We invite you to ask questions, take action and visit our Web site. Your decision will affect what you pay for electricity for many months to come.

Delaware customers originally had until April 28th to make a decision whether to opt out of the phase-in plan or accept automatic enrollment. Customers who want to change their status can now take as long as they need to do so. We do, however, urge you to act quickly given that the new rates are already in effect.

Additional information will arrive soon in your mail, but if you have questions now, Delmarva Power is here to help. Visit our Web site at

Similarly, if you originally opted out of the phase-in plan and remain comfortable with that decision, no further action is required. N If you are in the phase-in plan and wish to “opt out” or, N If you previously “opted out” of the plan and now wish to enroll, contact us by visiting or by calling 1-877-285-9316. Please have your account number handy.

Under the phase-in plan, your total bill will increase relative to your current bill as follows:

Interest charges have also been eliminated for customers choosing to phase-in the new rates. What hasn’t changed is the fact that customers in the phase in plan ultimately will pay the full increased cost of electricity plus the deferred amount beginning January 1, 2008.

Step 1: 15% on May 1, 2006;

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Step 3: 19% on June 1, 2007, assuming no further changes in wholesale price;


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Step 2: 25% on January 1, 2007;

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Climbing a tree isn’t as easy as it used to be I recall a number of years ago when my son was just a little boy ONY INDSOR and he was playing in the yard with a toy balsa wood airplane. I watched as the plane sailed through As my mind began racing the air, rising and slowly coming to I suddenly had visions of rest on the ground. having to have my wife However, on one occasion, the call the fire department to plane rose high in the air and took a turn that caused it to lodge in the get me out of the tree like upper branches of a large tree that some neighborhood cat. stands along the road beside my house. and started to pull myself up to the next My son came running to share his tale level of branches. As I grabbed for the of woe and his fear that the plane was next higher level of limbs, I froze. doomed to stay in the branches, never to I was paralyzed. In a serious case of take flight again. So, being the committed mind over matter, I began looking at the father that I am, I made my way to the ground and back at the branches. It was as tree. Gazing up to the top section of the if I were teetering on the edge of the top tree, I could still see the tale section of the rim of the Cedar Street water tower. I plane sticking out among the leaves and could not believe it. I was barely 10 feet branches. above the ground and I was frozen, unable Now, this would have to be the first to move either up or down. time in my adult life that I was faced with Gazing out to nearby Pennsylvania Avclimbing a tree. As a young boy growing enue, I saw the cars and trucks making up in Crisfield, Md., I took to trees like a their way over the High Street Bridge, monkey. I could scale a tree and jump from branch to branch like Tarzan. So, as I oblivious to my predicament; exactly what I hoped would remain the case. I suddenly pulled my car up close to the tree to gain had no options. access to the lower hanging branches, I On the ground below my son started was beyond confident that I would have placing pressure on me by pointing out the plane down from the tree in a couple that the plane was lodged in branches of minutes. higher than those I was standing on. I can I grabbed hold of the tree and reached remember how tightly I was gripping the up for the first set of branches and pulled tree branch as I placed my body against myself up on the limb, steadying myself. I the bark of the tree. As I stood in the tree, took hold of the branch above my head



partially hidden by the branches and leaves, it took no time for me to realize how stupid I must have looked. How could this be? I can recall as a young boy piling old bed mattresses under the second floor window of Mae Ford’s abandoned house and with no hesitation at all, leaping out the widow. With nothing more than a wing and a prayer’s chance of hitting the mattresses below, my brothers and I would throw ourselves out the window and free-fall 25 feet to the ground below. Now, as a grown man, I was frozen, unable to move off the limb of a tree barely 10 feet off the ground. As my mind began racing I suddenly had visions of having to have my wife call the fire department to get me out of the tree like some neighborhood cat. I could see the big red trucks pulling into my yard, lights flashing, accompanied by the police. I envisioned the truck’s ladder being raised

and stretched out toward the tree. The circus unfolding in my yard would no doubt attract the attention of motorists who would stop and back up traffic along High Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. This would lead to newspaper and television reporters being dispatched; there would be pictures and videos of me lumbering in the upper branches of the tree like a cornered Bigfoot. Eventually, my wife saw my predicament and drove the family station wagon over to the base of the tree. I was able to make my way down to the hood of the car and back to solid footing on the ground. I then went to the store and bought my son a new airplane, something that I should have considered before my male ego drove me up the tree to begin with. This was the first of many experiences that have led me to understand the loss of agility and nerve that comes with age.

Program helps elderly victims of crime Recognizing that the criminal justice system can be frightening and overwhelming to older victims of crime, the attorney general’s office began the Senior Victim Advocate Program in 2000. Applications are now being accepted for the training program. The training will provide volunteers with information about crimes to which senior citizens most often fall prey as well as community resources

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New Central Elementary principal coming to area from Washington Robert Zachry, a native of Washington state, is coming all the way to the East Coast to become the new principal of Seaford’s Central Elementary School. Zachry will make the move to Seaford with his family in mid-June. He and his wife Donna have two daughters, Haley, a sixth grader, and Rebecca, a third grader. Zachry grew up in Shelton, Wash. and is a graduate of Shelton Christian School. He received an associate’s degree in theology in 1987 and began his teaching career at his alma mater. “I enjoyed teaching and wanted to go public - public school that is,” he said. He received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education in May 1994 from Northwest College in Kirkland, Wash. He landed a job teaching sixth grade at Grandview Middle School in Grandview, Wash. He was also on the town council and a member and chairperson of his local church board. During the summer of 2001, he received his master’s of arts in teaching from Grand Canyon University and accepted another teaching position at Belfair

Elementary School near his hometown of Shelton. “After the first year, I decided that I liked elementary education so much that I would make it my career,” he said. But he was also interested in administration. He received Robert Zachry his principal’s certification at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle and completed his elementary internship as principal in 2005. “Since then, I have been biding my time until the right opportunity presented itself. In my heart, I know that my family and I have been called to Seaford.”

Seaford resident is crowned Miss Newark during pageant On March 11, 2006, Alison Willey was crowned Miss Newark 2006. The pageant, an official Miss America preliminary, was held at Boscov’s located in the Christiana Town Center in Christiana. Willey, a resident of Seaford, Alison Willey is a 20-year-old junior at the University of Delaware where she is studying psychology and performs in the a capella group the Golden Blues. Her career ambition is to become a school counselor, a goal which she is taking steps toward with her work for the University’s Office of Resident Life as a resident assistant. Willey is active in the Newark com-

✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006


Bridgeville will honor veterans with service on May 29 The town of Bridgeville will host a Memorial Day celebration on Monday, May 29, at 9:30 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial in the Bridgeville Cemetery.

Seaford Block Watch has plans for annual spring clean up The Olde Seaford Block Watch spring clean up will take place in the downtown area of Seaford on Saturday, May 20, starting at 9 a.m. Participants should report to the St. John’s United Methodist Church parking lot to pick up directions, bags and gloves. Property owners in the area are reminded to clean up their properties.

Boys & Girls Club offering camp for young cheerleaders The Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club will host a Universal Cheerleaders Association Youth Cheer Camp for youth ages 9 to 15 at the club, 310 Va. Ave., Seaford, on Saturday, June 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $40 by May 29 and $45 after that date (no registration will be accepted the day of the camp). Shorts and sneakers must be worn. To college instructors will offer clinics on safety, stunt technique, cheers, sidelines, tumbling, dancing and more. The camp is limited to 30 participants. Contact Karen Schrieber, 629-8740, Cathy Lewis, 629-2168, of Shelly Larrimore, 628-8361, for more information.

Gospel concert will benefit senior center building fund There will be a gospel concert to benefit the building fund of the Nanticoke Senior Center on Saturday, June 24, starting at 6 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church. The event is being sponsored by the Country Music Association, Seaford chapter. The emcee will be Jennifer Burke of WOLC radio. Artists taking part include Tony Crowe, Jerry Jones, Laura Mitchell, Kathy Wright, “Revived” and C. Bud Scott. Admission is free; an offering will be taken. For more information, contact Jerry Jones at 629-9689.

Church will have Community Day on Saturday, May 20 On Saturday, May 20, the Clarence St. Church of God in Seaford will be hosting its second annual Community Day on the church grounds. The purpose of this outreach is to establish camaradie, celebrate the community, instill pride and strengthen community relations. It will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be free food, giveaways, games, cultural exhibits and kid’s events. Special attractions are the Seaford Police Dept. and Delaware State Police, who will provide fun activities and resources. etc. Seaford Police will have Safety Sam Robot. A special highlight will be a free giveaway of four bikes, donated by Seaford Wal-Mart.

munity, involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program and volunSeaford students can sign up for free algebra classes teering for organizations such as Habitat Students attending Seaford Middle School and Seaford High School are eligible to for Humanity. participate in free pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Algebra II classes at Seaford Middle During her year of service as Miss School this year. Newark, she will have the opportunity to The classes will begin and run consistent with the Seaford School District summer compete in the Miss Delaware Pageant. school schedule, which means they will begin on June 20 and end on July 20. There The pageant will be held on June 9 and 10 will be no classes on July 4. The classes will begin at 8 a.m. on the first floor of the at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Katie L. Handy wing of Seaford Middle School and end at 11 a.m. Dover. The winner of the state competiThese are not-for-credit classes but can be taken before students take the same tion will represent Delaware in the Miss classes this fall or can be taken by students who have already had the class but would America Pageant. She is one of 17 young like to increase their confidence in the content. Middle school students may access women ages 17-24 who have qualified for the summer school transportation system for these classes. To register, contact Pat the competition. Tiff at 629-4587, ext. 267. Be prepared to give your name, home telephone number, In June’s state pageant, Willey will be address, and which algebra class in which you wish to enroll. The deadline for regisperforming a two-minute vocal talent, tration is Friday, May 26. specifically “Someone Like You” (a song selected from the Broadway musical Jekkell & Hyde). Miss Newark 2006 Alison Willey is available to KARTIK SWAMINATHAN, M.D. MANO ANTONY, M.D. speak and perform for local GANESH BALU, M.D. groups. Contact Marisa Erdman at g Ne Acc in , MD for w ept m Pa i n more information. co tony l tie g We A n nt o s n SEAFORD DISTRICT LIBRARY NEWS Ma Here is what’s happening at • The Seaford District Library the Seaford District Library May offers story time on Wednesdays 18-25: at 10 a.m. The children will hear • The Seaford District Library stories, sing songs and participate has an opening for a seat on the in a craft. Library “Board of Commission• The Sussex County Relative ers.” The Board of CommissionCaregivers of Children Support ers determines and adopts polices Group will meet here on Monday, to govern the operation and proMay 22, from 6-8 p.m. Call Debgram of the library and actively bie Fales, 628-6892 New Location supports library legislation. MeetUpcoming events: ings are held 10 times annually • The Seaford Library will be 742 S. Governor’s Ave. 34446 King Street Row Unit 2 8957 Middleford Road with the agenda posted a week in Closed on Monday, May 29, in Opp. Kent General Hosp. Old Towne Office Park Near Nanticoke Hosp. advance. Send resume to 402 N. observance of Memorial Day. We Dover, DE 19904 Porter St., Seaford, DE. This powill resume regular operating Lewes, DE 19958 Seaford, DE 19973 sition is by appointment of the hours on Tuesday, May 30, at 9 (302) 734-7246 (302) 645-9066 (302) 628-9100 resident judge of the Superior a.m. Court of Sussex County. Deadline All programs are free and open is June 1, 2006. to the public.

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✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006

Opinion Keep beer out of the stores

VIEWPOINT Laurel residents should be proud of effort to build the new library “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance. And a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives” - James Madison (1751 - 1836), fourth president of the United States.

Knowledge is indeed power. And there is no greater source of knowledge, no wider window to the vast and complicated world in which we live, than a well-stocked library. Laurel, to the great benefit of its citizens, now has such a library. The newly-renovated and much larger Laurel Public Library will hold a grand opening ceremony Saturday, May 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. Getting the new facility was not easy: First, there was money to raise, $3.5 million. And there were more than 40,000 books, DVDs, compact discs and videos that in the spring of 2004 had to be packed up and moved into temporary quarters on Market Street. Those same materials had to be packed up again and moved back to the new facility not quite two years later. We commend the Laurel community on its new library. The facility, especially its upstairs Delaware room, is beautiful and citizens are rightly proud of it. We also commend the members of the library board and all the library employees and volunteers for their hard work in making the new facility possible. The community of Laurel is indeed lucky to have people so dedicated to providing it with knowledge.

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Proposed legislation in the state to allow beer sales in grocery stores (and I assume at convenience markets) is being debated in the General Assembly. As shocking as it seems, people were equally as surprised when a bill was being debated to allow Sunday liquor sales in the state. That bill passed and Sunday sales are taking place. It’s a safe bet that liquor store owners will lobby with every breath in their bodies against House Bill 437. You can also bet that once beer sales are allowed in grocery stores, wine and liquor sales will not be far down the road. Once the door is open, everyone will want to come in. Legislators need to take a long, serious look at this legislation. I’m all for competition and a free market, but there comes a time to draw a line in the sand and say enough is enough. Although I understand concerns by the liquor store owners, my opposition to this bill has nothing to do with their plight. At some point, someone needs to stand up and say enough is enough. The current system of restricting all liquor sales to stores at least provides a safety net to keep young people from purchasing liquor. The stores are watched closely and if they sell liquor to minors, they face loss of business. Adding grocery and convenience stores into the mix will only make it tougher for the state to keep up with enforcement of underage drinking. Underage consumption of alcohol is a serious problem in every corner of the United States, including western Sussex County. Drinking is looked at as a way of life thanks to the attention it gets in movies and videos; it’s looked at as part of our culture. Young people are hit with mixed messages from every angle. Alcohol companies are sponsors of major sporting events and concerts attended by young people. Although many other states already allow alcohol sales in grocery stores, that is not a legitimate reason for starting the practice in Delaware. Our young people are deluged with alcohol messages; they don’t President Bryant Richardson Vice President Pat Murphy Secretary Tina Reaser

Treasurer Carol Wright Richardson Executive Editor Ronald MacArthur

Managing Editor Mike McClure Editorial Lynn Parks Tony Windsor Kay Wennberg Cindy Lyons Taylor Circulation Karen Cherrix

need to be hit with those messages in the grocery store. I realize that if a teenager wants to get alcohol, he or she can probably get it by hook or crook, but we don’t need the addition of another outlet for booze.

RONALD MACARTHUR Legislators need to take a long, serious look at this legislation. I’m all for competition and a free market, but there comes a time to draw a line in the sand and say enough is enough.

TASK FORCE You probably missed recent action by the Delaware House of Representatives relating to school referedums. State Rep. Joe Booth, who has the Cape Henlopen School District in his area, was able to get House Resolution 62 enacted. Now we have a nine-member task force to study and recommend possible changes concerning the conduct of school district referendums. The group will review state laws and regulations as well as the codes of conduct currently in place. The task force will report back to the General Assembly before the end of this year. Why all the fuss? Booth was pulled into the “pizzagate” controversy in the Cape Henlopen District. A pizza party was given to the school with the most voters in the district’s recent successful referendum. Some people are not happy with that action. In fact, a lawsuit has been filed against the district over actions during the referendum. Booth promises reform. BUSY MONTH - It seems that everyone is trying to cram special events into the last two weeks of May before June hits us. The next two weeks are busy ones. The Western Sussex Relay for Life takes place on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, at the Cancer Care Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. The event starts at 6 p.m. on Friday and runs to 8 a.m. on Saturday. The annual Community Day, sponsored by the Clarence Street Church of God, is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, starting at 10 a.m. And that night starting at 5:30 a.m., the place to be in Seaford will be the Seaford Fire Hall to pay trib-

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Laurel Star Advisory Board Dale Boyce Sandy Davis Toni Gootee H. Robert Hickman Jane Hudson Linda Justice Albert Jones Kendal Jones Mike Lambert

ute to retiring state Rep. Tina Fallon (tickets are available at the Seaford City Hall, 629-9173). In Laurel, two major events are taking place on Saturday, May 20. The new Laurel Library will have its official grand opening ceremony at 4 p.m. followed by the event of the season in the town, the annual Laurel Alumni Banquet and the announcement of the multitude of scholarships the organization awards. The JC Block Party is taking place in downtown Laurel on Sunday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Thursday, May 25, the second annual Horsey Family Youth Foundation golf tournament takes place at The Rookery near Milton and the annual spring dinner of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce is that night at the Seaford Fire Hall. The new Shiloh House of Hope, to be built in Bridgeville, is having what it calls a “friend-raiser” at the Sam Yoder community center in Greenwood on Friday, May 26, at 6 p.m. The “house” will be a place for troubled teens. On Memorial Day weekend, the Seaford chamber is having its annual Towne & Country Fair with events at the Gov. Ross Mansion in Seaford. There will also be a safe boating event taking place on Saturday, May 27, at the Blades Marina Park starting at 10 a.m. Each town has Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 29. Then after taking a little break, we are gearing up for high school graduations which all take place between June 1 and June 4. Delmar’s Day in the Park takes place on Saturday, June 3. Janet Lee Don Phillips Cora Selby Richard Small Debbie Waller Seaford Star Advisory Board Shirley Baynum Beverly Blades Tommy Cooper

Edward Cranston Mike Hall Nancy Harper John Hollis Karen Johnston Jan Lundquist Ron Marvel John Rittenhouse Bill Royal Steve Theis Layton Wheeler

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✳ MAY 18 - 24, 2006


Seven-Day forecast for Western Sussex County Thursday



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Date May 22 June 3 June 16 July 1

Time 11:30 a.m. 9:42 p.m. 1:09 p.m. 4:14 p.m.

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Harrington 73/54

Time 1:36 p.m. 9:03 a.m. 2:29 p.m. 9:24 p.m.

Milford 73/54 Greenwood 74/55

Lewes 73/57

Bridgeville 74/56

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Sharptown, MD Shown is Thursday’s weather. High Low High Low Temperatures are Thursday’s highs Day and Thursday night’s lows. Thurs. 9:38 a 3:21 a 10:09 p 4:14 p Fri. 10:34 a 4:21 a 11:10 p 5:12 p Sat. 11:35 a 5:27 a —- 6:11 p Sun. 12:16 a 6:37 a 12:39 p 7:10 p Mon. 1:22 a 7:47 a 1:44 p 8:07 p Tues. 2:26 a 8:53 a 2:47 p 9:01 p Wed. 3:24 a 9:54 a 3:47 p 9:52 p

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Moon Rise Thursday . . .12:55 a.m. Friday . . . . . . .1:33 a.m. Saturday . . . . .2:05 a.m. Sunday . . . . . .2:32 a.m. Monday . . . . .2:58 a.m. Tuesday . . . . .3:23 a.m. Wednesday . . .3:49 a.m.

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SEAFORD 75/56 Blades 75/56

Rehoboth Beach 75/58 Georgetown 74/55 Concord 75/56 Laurel 76/56 Delmar 76/56

Millsboro 75/55

Bethany Beach 72/58 Fenwick Island 71/57

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Rehoboth Beach Day High Low High Low Thurs. 11:26 a 5:32 a 11:56 p 5:25 p Fri. 12:26 p 6:28 a —- 6:29 p Sat. 12:55 a 7:24 a 1:31 p 7:35 p Sun. 1:58 a 8:18 a 2:36 p 8:41 p Mon. 3:00 a 9:12 a 3:37 p 9:47 p Tues. 3:58 a 10:04 a 4:32 p 10:51 p Wed. 4:52 a 10:54 a 5:24 p 11:49 p

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