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NEWS HEADLINES TOPS IN HER FIELD - English instructor is named Teacher of the Year in area district. Page 4 MIDDLE SCHOOL DRAMA - Play tells the story of the Bid Bag Wolf, and what happens when he is put on trial. Page 5

NEW LIMO SERVICE - Area family invests in 1929 stretch limo that can be rented out for special occasions. Page 17 IN MEMORIAM - See pages 28 through 30 for the Laurel Star’s annual tribute to fallen soldiers. STATE TOURNEY - The Laurel softball team earned a playoff berth thanks in part to a home win over Indian River last week. The Sussex Tech softball team and Delmar soccer team earned state tournament bids. Sports coverage begins on page 41. STARS OF THE WEEK - A Laurel baseball player and a Laurel softball player are this week’s Laurel Stars of the Week. Page 43 BULLDOG RALLY - The Laurel varsity baseball team rallied from a six run deficit to defeat Indian River and keep their playoff hopes alive. Page 48



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Pictured are 2008 graduates who received scholarships from the Laurel Alumni Association at the association’s banquet Saturday evening, May 17. Back, left to right: Anthony McAllister, Garrett Lutz, Ashley Owens, Kyle Messick, John “Matt” Dickerson, Emily Eskridge, Zachary Rickards, Ashton Conaway, Matt Parker, Kelsey Gordy, Kyle Henry and Travis Wharton. Front row: Brittany Kirk, Katelin Tull, Emily Lietzan, Megan Campbell, Brittany Cooper, Amanda Brittingham and Jordan Whaley. Photo by Pat Murphy. See additional photos, pages 12 and 52.

Alumni association hands out $42,000 in scholarship money By Pat Murphy The Laurel Alumni Association held its 18th annual banquet on Saturday evening, May 17, at the Laurel Fire Hall banquet room. Around 400 people attended the annual affair. At this banquet, 22 graduates from the class of 2008 received scholarships totaling $42,000. This included the Helen Kirk, Deputy Ellis, and the class of 1956 scholarships. To date, the 1,000-member Laurel Alumni has given more than $338,000 in scholarships to 254 graduating seniors who are family of Laurel High graduates. Also during the banquet, the class of 1958, celebrating 50 years since graduation, gave $18,200 to the

Alumni Endowment Fund. Larry Allen, a member of that class, said that his classmates had seen a vision presented by Melinda Tingle, immediate past president, of members contributing to the group. Tingle stated at the banquet that if each member of the organization gave $100 per year for the next five years, the alumni association would never have to have another fundraiser. Tingle had much praise for the class of 1958’s gift to the endowment fund, as did class spokesman Allen. “Forty of our 66 members donated and there could be more,” said a happy Allen. The 2008 scholarship recipients were: Amanda Brittingham, Laurel High

School, parents Burton and Lora Rogers Brittingham; Megan Campbell, Sussex Technical High School, parents William and Carlene Campbell; Ashton Conaway, Sussex Technical High School, parents Lisa Wharton Conaway and Dean Conaway; Brittany Cooper, Sussex Technical High School, parents, Barry and Fay Cooper (Kitty Dorman Memorial Scholarship); John “Matt” Dickerson, Sussex Technical High School, parents John and Laurie Dickerson; Emily Eskridge, Salisbury Christian School, parents Gary and Pam Eskridge (Lester Downes Memorial Award); Carrie Ellis, Ragsdale High School, parents Michael and Cynthia Ellis (Jim Ellis Continued on page 13



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RECYCLING PROGRAM AT SUSSEX TECH - U.S. Sen. Tom Carper visited Sussex Technical High School on Monday, May 19, to view its new schoolwide recycling program. Begun this winter, the recycling program was the brainchild of four students as a project in the SkillsUSA competition. It won the top state award and the students will now take their project to the national competition in Kansas City, Missouri in mid-June. Since the program began for students and staff at Sussex Tech, it has saved the school thousands of dollars in landfill costs. With Carper from left are students Rachel Southmayd, Taylor Pridgeon, Sara Baker and Emily Southmayd, and teacher advisor Kristen Arrigenna.

Recycling made easier in Delaware By Lynn R. Parks Delawareans have a new way of recycling. They no longer have to sort newspapers from plastic bottles, brown glass from green glass. “Now, everything gets put together into one bin,” said Rich Von Stetten, senior manager of statewide recycling for the Delaware Solid Waste Authority. The only exceptions are large pieces of corrugated cardboard, batteries, oil and oil filters and clothing. Items that are put in the clothing bin are bought by a company in Baltimore, which in turn sells them for distribution to third-world countries. Von Stetten said that the authority sells the combined recyclables for between $47 a ton to $57 a ton. The buying companies haul the waste away unsorted, eliminating the need for the sorters that the authority previously hired through temporary employment agencies. It is important, he added, that people put in the bins only the materials that the authority includes in its recycling program. Throwing unwanted items, plastic toys, for example, or Styrofoam, in the bins can reduce the value of the material, he said. “The amount that we get for it can drop, or companies can stop buying it,” he added.

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MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL From left: Cathy Townsend, principal; Lisa Morris, Delmar High School Teacher of the Year; Shay McPhail, middle school and district Teacher of the Year; and Dr. David Ring, district superintendent.

English instructor named Delmar Teacher of the Year By Donna Dukes-Huston “It doesn’t matter what regulations come our way, no one can take away your individuality and creativity — and that’s what really makes a teacher.” These were the opening remarks by Superintendent Dr. David Ring to all teachers at a special ceremony held on May 6 to announce the Delmar Middle and Senior High School Teachers of the Year. Delmar High School Teacher of the Year is math teacher Lisa Morris. Middle school and district Teacher of the Year is English/language arts teacher Dr. Shay McPhail. All nominees were treated to performances by the high school chorus led by director Iris Stuart. They were presented with photo albums, flowers and certificates of nomination. In addition, winners received plaques to hang above their classroom doors and a Delmar-style orange and blue beach umbrella. This is not Morris’ first time receiving this honor. She was the Wicomico Middle School Teacher of the Year in 1999 before coming to Delmar. In addition to teaching high school mathematics, Morris is a leader in many after-school programs. She serves as a class advisor and advisor for the National Junior Honor Society and the National Honor Society. Her responsibilities in those organizations include overseeing members’ community service hours and leading fundraising opportunities. Morris is also active in the Willards Little League, at Willards Elementary School and with the Assateague Mobile Sportfishermen Association. “I was very honored to be chosen high school teacher of the year out of such a great group of nominees,” Morris said. “It was such an honor to just be nominated by one of my students.” Morris believes that math makes a difference in our everyday lives and tries to show her students how many applications math has in the real world. “I don't expect every one of my students to have as much love or enthusiasm

for math as I do,” she says. “I do hope, however, that my enthusiasm and my love for math help them to learn what they need for the career that they choose for their life.” Student Government Association Representative Dylan Covall announced McPhail as district Teacher of the Year and shared his experiences as one of her students. He said that she influences and pushes her students and knows how to get students to do their very best. “Although she sometimes comes across as a drill sergeant, she is a good friend to all her students,” he added. McPhail says that she has found that it’s the kids she would least expect who nominated her for this honor. “It shows they appreciate the structure and safety of my room.” McPhail says her teaching style can be traced back to her own seventh-grade English teacher. “Mrs. Leland was structured, tough, forthright and caring — in that order,” she said. “From her I learned that you have to know which students to quietly finesse and which ones to blatantly push harder than they are willing to push themselves.”

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Big Bad Wolf goes on trial in middle school play By Donna Dukes-Huston

way of knowing what the audience’s verdict would be, they had to memorize three On Saturday, May 10, the Delmar Mid- different endings. dle School Drama Club performed “The This took a lot of effort on the part of Big Bad Musical,” a courtroom comedy these young actors. They began practicing which put the Big Bad Wolf on trial for all in February a couple of times a week, then his fairy tale dastardly deeds. held even more practices in the last few In a class-action lawsuit, Mr. Wolf was weeks leading up to the performance. officially being tried for destruction of This was no easy task for the club adviproperty, harassment and for being a pubsors either, as cast and crew consisted of lic nuisance. The litigants in this suit were more than 50 kids this year. none other than Little Red Riding Hood, “We had many more kids this year than her grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and last,” said advisor Shay McPhail, who the Shepherdess in charge of the Boy Who oversaw the set and props crew. Cried Wolf. “Thirty-seven kids were involved in the The Fairy Godproduction and anothmother acted as proser 20 worked behind ‘It’s fun to see these kids onecuting attorney to the scenes,” she stage because many of them are added. represent these agso different there than they are grieved characters in Advisor Teri Roan attempt to bring denbaugh served as in the classroom.’ justice to the Enchantthe acting coach for ed Forest. the cast and said that The Evil Stepshe thoroughly enmother begrudgingly joyed working with Teri Rodenbaugh Drama club acting coach, advisor provided pro-bono her students in this services to represent role. Mr. Wolf, but he did “It’s fun to see the most work to offer a plausible defense. these kids onstage because many of them Much of the testimony offered by these are so different there than they are in the characters and others, including Little classroom,” Rodenbaugh said. “Some of Miss Muffet and Bill the Woodcutter, was them really find their niche with this and delivered in song. The Wolfettes and a blossom.” chorus delivered ensemble performances. Most of the cast was put to an extra The audience served as the jury and, by challenge as only two of the actors had applause, determined the fate of Mr. Wolf. singing experience prior to this show, acBecause the members of the cast had no cording to Rodenbaugh. She credits band

The courtroom of the Enchanted Forest heats up as the Big Bad Wolf is put on trial for all his fairy tale offenses.

director Dave Smith for his after-school efforts in working with these kids one-onone and in their groups to coordinate the musical numbers. “Many of the students were so nervous about the musical aspect, but he really put them at ease,” she added. Advisor Karen Lewis assisted Smith with the musical numbers by arranging

choreography. McPhail said that the actors truly rose to the challenges this type of play presents and by the night of the performance felt comfortable enough to change their lines a bit and even ad-lib. The club plans to step it up to two performances next year, with a comedy in the fall and another musical in the spring.


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SFCU opens Millsboro branch Seaford Federal Credit Union (SFCU), in celebration of its new Millsboro branch located on Route 113 south at the Millsboro/Dagsboro line, recently awarded $500 to member Timothy Miller as part of the credit union's promotion to encourage members to expand their use of credit union services. The Millsboro branch will hold a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10 with (10) $50 raffle awards given throughout the day. The Seaford Credit Union began in 1970 when citizens from St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Seaford Head Start and Nanticoke Memorial Hospital were interested in helping the average and below average wage earner obtain credit. The original office, which was run by volunteers, was located in St. Luke’s parish house until 1980. The office was then moved to High Street under professional guidance in 1985, then to the present Seaford office in the Seaford Professional Center on the dual highway in 1997.

Project Manager Kathryn Greenwood reported that the opening of the Millsboro branch, the second branch for SFCU, is the culmination of 38 years of operation at the Seaford branch. Mary Adams is the branch manager of the Seaford location. Low fees are a trademark of the SFCU. According to John Watson, CEO, the credit union's VISA card has no punitive fees. Watson emphasized that members own the credit union and all income over expenses is returned to them. SFCU is now a top rated credit union with 6,500 members and serves all people of any economic level who work or live in Sussex County. The two branches are fully integrated and act as one in regard to communication and services. For more information, visit or call 302-6297852 or 302-934-1774. Both telephone numbers allow access to each branch office.

Business Briefs Applebee’s raises money for Alex’s From now until June 10, The Rose Group and Apple American Group, local franchisees of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants, will be working towards their goal of reaching $1 million by holding Alex's Lemonade Stand promotions. Customers are invited to purchase $5 paper lemons to support the cause. For each $5 donation, guests will receive a $5 coupon for their next Carside

or To Go order. Guests will also be automatically entered into a drawing to win a Volvo C3. Enjoying a cool glass of lemonade equals an instant donation of 25 cents to Alex's. In addition, all Applebee's restaurant locations throughout the area will hold events ranging from coloring contests and bake sales to fairs and car washes. The Rose Group and Apple American have supported four-year-old Alex Scott's dream to find a cure for pediatric cancer

Local basketeer featured in magazine The gift basket industries magazine “Rave Reviews,” has featured a local basketeer, CarolBeth Broomfield of Creative Gift Solutions in Seaford, and her basket creation in the March/April issue. The basket was designed for the

“Show Me Your Creativity” session featured at the 2007 Basket Connection Convention held in Florida last August. Each participant had one hour to create and complete their design. Broomfield is thrilled to have had her basket chosen to be showcased. She said, “It means my designs and use of color are appreciated by my peers.” Creative Gift Solutions has been in business since 2005 and focuses on helping companies design a gift to reflect a positive message for their clients. Broomfield said, “Creative Gift Solutions is ‘Building Relationships One Gift at a Time.’”

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Unlikely friendship that lasts even after the war By James Diehl Toward the end of World War II, Seaford resident James Marvel formed an unlikely friendship – one he neither sought out nor expected. But it was a friendship that lasted even after the war in the Pacific was over. It was with a man named Yaube – a soldier who hailed from the land of the rising sun. “He was a Japanese officer and he could speak perfect English. I asked him one time how he could speak it so good and he said it was because he went to school at the University of Chicago,” remembers Marvel, who today resides at the Methodist Manor House with his wife, Anne. Not only was Yaube schooled in the United States, but he was also a medical doctor, a trade that came in handy in the final days of the war as Marvel – then a battery commander – was rounding up Japanese prisoners in the Philippines. “We had walked these prisoners out to an area that was used to secure the Japanese one night when I heard this loud explosion at about 9 o’clock,” Marvel recalls. “I took a half dozen soldiers with me to see what it was and there was a soldier who had a bad leg wound.” It turned out one of the Japanese soldiers, despite being searched before entering the camp, had somehow snuck in a hand grenade, which he used to badly injure an American soldier. Enter Yaube, who helped stitch the man up. “He helped us out and stayed with us all night. The last day before we left, I told him he had saved the life of an American soldier and all he said was that he hoped the Americans would treat him OK and that he wanted to stay in touch with me,” Marvel says. And he did. “We corresponded for several months and I later found out he was assigned to the Red Cross in Japan,” Marvel recalls. “He always said that he hoped he would go back to Japan because he knew they would really need doctors there after the war.” Long before his 1945 rounding up of Japanese prisoners of war in the northern Philippines, Marvel started out as a soldier in the Delaware National Guard, stationed in Georgetown.

As a member of Delaware’s 261st Coast Artillery Battalion, he was charged with defending the Delaware Bay and later went into “temporary” bivouac on the sand dunes at Cape Henlopen. The bivouac later become Fort Miles, the most modern and best equipped coast defense installation on the Atlantic Coast, and the 261st played a major part in setting up and manning the fort. As a unit, the 261st did not see action in World War II, but by late 1943 most of the original National Guard members were in combat zones. One Coast Artillery unit – Marvel’s unit – went to Greenland, which was a strategic location for both the Axis and the Allies during the war because it provided an excellent way of predicting weather patterns in western Europe. It’s been widely felt that the Allies used weather data gathered from Greenland to plan the invasion of Normandy in 1944. But Marvel and his mates from the Delaware National Guard were there many months before the D-Day invasion. “I was told we were going to Greenland and I felt it was my duty to go. I didn’t try to get out of it,” says Marvel. “It was fine, more or less, but it was really cold.” Grouped 10 men to a tent mere feet from several large ice formations, they were more worried about the elements than any possible threat from the Germans. Especially the fjords, defined as long, narrow arms of the sea bordered by steep cliffs, usually formed by glacial erosion. “There was a flord that had been formed and we didn’t really know what to do with it,” Marvel recalls. “But one of our men fell through the ice one night and the boat he was in sank. He went through the ice, but he survived.” Helped out by local inhabitants, the Americans “fixed up a place” to hold their ammunition. With many communication barriers, it wasn’t always easy – but the job got done. Marvel even made a friend in Greenland, a four-legged buddy named “Skeemo.” “Skeemo was a shepherd dog and we played with him and fed him whatever it was we were eating that night,” Marvel recalls. “He stayed with us all the way until we came home.” Marvel and the rest of his unit never had a run-in with any Germans while in frigid Greenland, but there were German


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Seaford resident James Marvel served in the U.S. Army during World War II, spending time in Greenland and in the Philippines. Several thousand Japanese soldiers surrendered to his unit after the conclusion of hostilities in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

“ghosts” everywhere. “One night, one of our men was out on a very sharp point and, after we had gone to bed, he called our commander and said that there was a German submarine in the water,” Marvel says. “It turned out it was just an iceberg but [our commander] said, since we were already up, that we might as

well have some fun. So we fired five or so rounds at the iceberg for practice.” When their time in Greenland was complete, Marvel and his unit returned to the United States. Not long after, the Georgetown native left for Oklahoma and field artillery school. Six months later, his training complete,

MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008 he prepared to leave for the Philippine Islands – with his new title of battery commander, he was in charge of a unit of men numbering more than 125. Marvel wasn’t in the Philippines long before getting word of the atomic bombs being dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “We were tickled when we heard the news because we figured the war would soon be over,” he remembers. “Pretty soon after, we were told to move and to not take any weapons with us except an Army pistol. We were told that was the only weapon we were going to need.” It turns out Marvel was asked to start rounding up Japanese soldiers, disarming them and holding them prisoner until the war was officially over. “We traveled 150 miles that day and then we had a big rain and the roads were just impossible to get through,” he remembers. “But we got there and we began processing at least 150 Japanese soldiers every day for two weeks. We lined them up, took their weapons and put the weapons in a pile. We treated them good and they behaved themselves, except for that one time.” It was the night of the hand grenade attack, and the night

Marvel met Yaube. “I’m still shocked by how well he could speak English,” Marvel says today. While the Japanese were being rounded up, Marvel also got a chance to interact with several Filipinos, people who were ardent supporters of the United States during the war. “They were real good people who wanted to do anything they could to help us,” Marvel says. “A lot of them helped us out, including this one guy that we liked to call ‘Pop’ because he had a son who served in the Filipino Army.” On his final day before leaving the Philippines, Marvel had an encounter with a Japanese military commander who had surrendered days before. He insisted Marvel take one of his most prized possessions home with him to the States. “It was a sword and it was given to me, but I didn’t really want to take it,” Marvel says. “I told him to keep it, but he said I had to take it or his family would be disgraced forever. So I took it and I still have it, but I’ve thought many times about going to the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C. and trying to return it.” On his way out of the temporary prisoner of war camp he and

his men had set up, Marvel took one final load of Japanese prisoners with him – but there wasn’t enough room in the truck. Or so they thought. “The last load was completely full and they said there wasn’t any more room,” Marvel says with a laugh. “So, I told my truck driver to go forward and then slam on the brakes. When he did that, the whole load moved forward and made some more space. All I kept hearing was ‘you Americans are cruel.’ But we had enough room after that.”


After the war, Marvel returned to the United States and to his career as an educator. He later served as the principal of Georgetown High School for many years. But he’ll never forget the time he spent fighting for his country during the Second World War. “I was just happy to make it back alive,” he says today. “I was tickled to death that I didn’t get wounded or hurt in any way. I’ve just had a real good life.” Marvel, 89, remained in the Delaware National Guard until

1970 when he retired with the rank of brigadier general. He moved to the Methodist Manor House in 2007, joining his wife, who has been a resident there since 2005. Next week’s feature will profile an Army man, from Sharptown, Md., who was stationed in downtown Tokyo after the end of World War II. He had the chance to see first-hand the damage atomic bombs did to the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Police Journal Vehicle blaze caused by arson

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that a vehicle fire that occurred on Sunday, May 11, at 9:01 p.m. on Shiloh Church Road, Laurel, was caused by arson. Damages to the 2002 Chevy Avalanche have been estimated at approximately $15,000. When volunteers with the Millsboro Fire Department arrived at the scene, they found the Avalanche heavily involved in fire. No injuries in the blaze were reported. Anyone with information about the fire is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800TIP-3333 or the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office at 302-856-5600.

Trio charged with burglaries

On Wednesday, May 14, Troop 3 criminal investigators charged three individuals suspected of breaking into the home of a 63-year-old Milford man last week. On Tuesday, May 6, the victim reported a burglary at his home located along the 20000 block of Cedar Beach Road in Milford. He told police that the suspects had taken a 18-karat gold and diamond ring valued at $8,000, a silver ring with a blue sapphire cat’s eye stone valued at $500, and $20 in various coins. During the investigaKnight tion, investigators learned that the dwelling had been entered through an unsecured door. On Wednesday, May 7, a Milford Police officer was dispatched to room 45 of the Travelers Inn motel in the 1000 block of North Walnut Street to investiSmith gate a disorderly persons complaint involving Charles H. Knight, 40, of Milford, Heather R. Le Claire, 23, of Frederica, and Jeanne Smith, 34, of Dover. During his investigation of the complaint, the officer noticed various Le Clair amounts of money and numerous old coins including Liberty dollars, Eisenhower dollars and Susan B. Anthony silver dollars in the motel room. He also saw prescription pills and crack cocaine. Knight and Smith were taken into custody at the scene and charged with several criminal offenses including possession of a controlled substance (Vicadin and Oxycodone), possession of crack cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for keeping a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. While Knight was in custody, Milford police officers contacted Troop 3 detectives in reference to the seized coins found in Knight’s motel room. When Knight was later interviewed at Troop 3, he told investigators that he did not know where the coins had come from. He added that he was letting Smith and Le

Claire stay with him at the motel. Knight told police he believed Smith brought the coins in the room. Knight also confessed to committing a burglary along the 200 block of New Wharf Road. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the motel room and recovered various items, including keys, coin wrappers and a jewelry box containing two rings matching the descriptions of the rings stolen from the Cedar Beach home. The owner of the rings later positively identified the rings. As a result of this investigation, Knight was arrested and charged with seven counts of second-degree burglary (felony), six counts of theft (felony), two counts of theft (misdemeanor), three counts of second-degree conspiracy (felony), six counts of criminal mischief (misdemeanor) and one count of criminal mischief (felony). He was arraigned and committed to the Delaware Correctional Center in lieu of $26,500 secured bond. Smith was arrested and charged with six counts of second-degree burglary (felony), four counts of theft (felony), three counts of theft (misdemeanor), two counts of second-degree conspiracy (felony), five counts of criminal mischief (misdemeanor) and one count of criminal mischief (felony). She was arraigned and committed to the Women’s Correctional Institution in lieu of $8,300 secured bond. Le Clair was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree burglary (felony), one count of theft (felony), one count of second-degree conspiracy (felony), and one count of criminal mischief (misdemeanor). She was arraigned and committed to the Women’s Correctional Institution in lieu of $3,050 secured bond.

ment activities were the Dover Police, Dewey Beach Police, Delaware State Police, Division of Alcohol Tobacco Enforcement and Elsmere Police. Officers are conducting a variety of enforcement activities including Cops In Shops, Cooperating Underage Witness operations and saturation patrols. Parents of teens or other adults who provide alcohol to minors are also at risk for significant penalties. Anyone who sells to, delivers to, or purchases alcohol for anyone under age 21 faces a fine of up to $500 and 40 hours of community service. Parents who host parties for minors where alcohol is served to and consumed by them may also be held liable in civil court. For more information on Delaware’s underage alcohol penalties as well as resources parents can use to help their children abstain from alcohol use, visit the Web site

Fire marshal: fire was intentionally set

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a dwelling fire that occurred on Monday, May 19, at 1:21 a.m. on the 500 block of Center Street in Laurel. Investigators said that someone poured a flammable liquid on the outside of the house and lit it with an open flame. Damages to the single-story dwelling have been estimated at approximately $250. No injuries were reported.

The Laurel Fire Department responded to the scene. Upon arrival, volunteers found that the fire had already been extinguished by the occupants. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office Sussex Division at 302-856-5600.

Rent-A-Center is robbed The Seaford Police Department is asking for help from the public in solving a robbery of the Rent-A-Center in the Seaford Village Shopping Center, Seaford. Police said that the robbery occurred Tuesday, May 20, at approximately 8:10 a.m. An unknown suspect or suspects reportedly forced their way into the business and, once inside, removed numerous electronic items, police said. The Seaford Police Departments Criminal Investigation Division responded and processed the scene. Anyone with information about this crime may call the Seaford Police Department, 629-6644, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Delaware Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved.




Minors cited for alcohol violations

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Local 4-Her receives Youth Volunteer Award By Barbara Taylor Just mention the words “4-H Camp� and you can be sure to see the familiar face of 17-yearold Joshua Vincent of Laurel. He’s been attending 4-H camps for nine years - first as a camper, then as a counselor at day camps in Bridgeville and Georgetown, and camping weekends for younger members at Cape Henlopen and Redden Forest, and StateJunior Scientist Camp at Camp Barnes. He also attends Jr. Leader Weekend Camp. He loves providing educational and recreational activities for the younger members as much as they look up to him as their role model. He also serves as a cabin counselor and group leader. His 4-H career has also included projects in Field Crops, Swine, Beef, Shooting Sports and Leadership. He has been actively involved in State Fair activities

doing demonstrations, judging contests, exhibits, livestock shows, hosting and judges’ assistant in the 4-H building for nine years, and has worked in the Farm Bureau booth. He sells ads every year to support the Sussex County 4-H Horse Show fund raiser. He was selected to represent Delaware at the National 4-H Conference at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Md. in 2007, and to National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga., in 2007. Based on his dedication, commitment and educational volunteerism to the 4-H program, he was awarded a 2008 Governor’s Youth Volunteer Award last month. He is a member of the Mt. Pleasant 4-H Club where he has held several offices as well as the County Jr. Council. He has also participated in interstate exchange trips visiting

and hosting 4-Hers from other states. In addition to his hundreds of hours devoted to 4-H, he is a senior and Valedictorian at Delmar High School, where he has been on the wrestling team. He has been in the Academic Challenge program and a member of the national Honor Society. He’s volunteered at Delmar High Spring Fair, the Good Samaritan Shop and the Delaware Livestock Expo. He is the son of Raymond and Teresa Vincent of Laurel and Charity Phillips of Salisbury. He plans to attend Clemson University this fall, majoring in economics. He was nominated for the Governor’s Award by a County 4-H leader, Barbara Taylor, who says the entire Vincent family have been dependable, dedicated 4-H members and volunteers for almost 40 years.

Joshua Vincent, Laurel, received the 2008 Governor's Youth Volunteer Award on April 16. Vincent was nominated by County 4-H leader Barbara Taylor, Seaford.

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MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008

Annual Alumni Banquet

HAPPY REUNION - The Laurel Alumni Association held its annual banquet Saturday. Above, Marlene Hastings James, left, and her husband, George, right, were among those who attended. Center is Marsha Murphy, class of 1970, who presented the Past President’s Award. Marlene James celebrated her 50th graduation year. Photo by Pat Murphy

STARTING THE EVENING - Ruth Ann Rogers Savage, Class of 1961, and husband Jack, with some of banquet committee in background. Photo by Pat Murphy

OLDEST ATTENDEES - The earliest graduates to attend the banquet were Marie Waller, class of 1930 (above), and Henry Lee Bohm, class of 1937 (left). Photos by Frank Calio and Pat Murphy. Below is the emblem that appeared on the banquet program.

GIFT - The class of 1958 gave $18,000 to the association endowment and celebrated its 50th year. Back, from left: Dale Dukes, Vance Carmean, Doug Boyce and Larry Allen. Front: Jane Warrington James, Charlotte Gunby Givens, Nora Lee Whaley Mohr and Bonnie Boyce Holland Roth. Photo by Pat Murphy.

MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008


Banquet included recognition of grads who became ministers Continued from page one

Memorial Scholarship); Kelsy Gordy, Laurel High School, parents Allen and Pamela Whaley Gordy. Gordy received the $3,000 Helen Kirk Ellis Award as well as the Penny Glerum Spicer Memorial Scholarship. Sara Gray, Brentwood High School, Brentwood, Tenn., parents Joseph and Dawn Gray; Kyle Henry, Laurel High School, parents Elston and Leslie Henry; Brittany Kirk, home-schooled, parents Matthew and Michelle Kirk; Emily Lietzan, Delmar High School, parents David and Nieca Phillips Lietzan; Garrett Lutz, Laurel High School, parents Gary and Trudy Parsons Lutz. Lutz received the $6,000 class of 1956 scholarship. Kyle Messick, Sussex Technical High School, parents Eric and Janice Allen Messick; Anthony McAllister, Sussex Technical High School, parents Larry and Mary McAllister; Ashley Owens, Mt. Zion Christian School, Manchester, N.H., parents Dean Owens and Linda Horsey Shaughnessy; and Matthew Parker, Laurel High School, parents John and Trudy Phillips Parker. Parker received the President Award given by Marsha Murphy, Class of 1970.

Jara Pugh, Sussex Technical High School, parents Michael and Jana Boyce Pugh; and Zachery Rickards, Sussex Technical High School, parents Steward and Carolyn O’Neal McGinnes. Rickards received the Kiwanis Award. Katelin Tull, Sussex Technical High School, parents Michael and Karen Lynch Tull; Jordan Whaley, Laurel High School, parents Jeffrey and Susan Shwed Whaley; and Travis Wharton, Sussex Technical High School, parents Joel and Tina Wharton. The banquet invocation was given by the Rev. Roland Tice. Following the dinner, which was provided by the fire department auxiliary, members of the association’s executive committee were introduced. After that, the honored classes were introduced and the recognition awards were handed out. Traveling the longest distance to get to the banquet was Jennings Dickerson, Deerfield Beach, Fla. He is a member of the class of 1949. Oldest members attending were Marie Waller, class of 1930, and Henry Lee Bohm, class of 1937. The class with the largest attendance was the class of 1954 with 19, one more

Kendal Jones presents Kelsey Gordy with the Helen Kirk Deputy Ellis Scholarship.

than the class of 1947. Also recognized was Doris Callaway Fry, the newest member of the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame and a member of the class of 1951. Charlene Wootten Dubinski was recognized for her 11 years as general treasurer of the association. Dubinski is retiring from the position this year. Honored classes were those of 1938, 1948, 1958, 1968, 1978, 1983 and 1988. This year, the alumni association hon-

ored Laurel High School alumni who entered the ministry. They included Albert Whaley, Roy Tawes, Wiley Ralph, Frank N. Waller, Roscoe West, Frederic Burford III, Robert Goff, Thomas Starnes, Luther Starnes, Barry Dukes, Roland Tice, Michelle Spitzer Russell, Milton Horsey, Jeffrey Hudson, Lemeril Hudson, Carlee Camper Wongus, Suzanne Boyce, Blair Hull and Richard Blades. The benediction was given by Blades.

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MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008

Delaware sports-betting bill clears House A bill that would make Delaware the only state in the East to allow sports-betting has cleared the State House of Representatives. If House Substitute 1 for House Bill 190 (as amended) becomes law, supporters say the state could realize between $30 million and $70 million in new revenue annually. It’s that promise, in a difficult budget year, that propelled the measure to passage on a mixed bipartisan vote of 28 to 10. A report by Morowitz Gaming Advisors – commissioned by Delaware’s three race tracks/slot machine venues – estimates the state could earn as much as $69.7 million dollars in the first full year of legalized sports gaming. Nearly $26 million of that total would be generated from sportsbetting, with the remainder coming from increased slot machine play and horse racing action produced by the greater amount of traffic drawn to the tracks. The bill’s supporters note that sports gaming would give Delaware a competitive advantage. When Congress enacted the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in 1992, states that did not already have legalized forms of sports gaming (or were

in the process of implementing it) were barred from the practice. Only Nevada, Montana, Oregon and Delaware were exempted. Delaware had a sports gaming card game in the late 1970s, resulting in the exemption. However, sports-betting in Delaware would be limited. Unlike Las Vegas, where you could bet on a single game, Delaware would only be allowed to operate games requiring combination or parlay bets, similar to the now defunct card game. According to the Morowitz report, the odds of winning would be longer since the player would have to win both portions of the combined bet to be paid. HS 1 for HB 190 would allow for sports-betting at Delaware’s three slot machine venues: Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway. Revenue from the new gambling would be split according to the same formula currently used for the slot machine take, with the state getting about 35 percent of the net and the tracks 48 percent. The remainder would be split between vendors and higher purses for horseracing. The bill was amended to bar sports-betting on any amateur sporting events involving

Delmarva Chicken Festival to feature family entertainment When the 59th Delmarva Chicken Festival opens on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 at The Centre at Salisbury, there will be plenty of attractions for the whole family. While the adults are enjoying an arts and crafts show, home and trade show, two car shows, and live musical entertainment, all at no cost, younger family members will be attracted to free children’s activities sponsored by the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company. There will be a corn box, bean bag toss, needle in a haystack, and more. Prizes will be awarded to all participants. Shaw and Sons will operate carnival games and rides throughout the festival and will open for a family preview night on Thursday, June 19 when rides and games will be offered at special family rates. There will be a variety of ageappropriate rides. Cascading Carlos will entertain children of all ages with juggling routines and kids from the Children’s Theater of Delmarva

will perform tunes from wellknown musical shows. There will be a Big Wheel competition for ages 10 years and under with trophies awarded to five winners. Still more kid-friendly fun will be found at Chicken Capers, where Sherman the Shorebird will be on hand to greet competitors in a chicken scratch, egg toss and spoon race. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to all winners. Visitors will find a menu with family appeal featuring plenty of chicken prepared in a variety of ways, french fries, funnel cakes, ice cream, cold drinks and much more. With no admission fee and plenty of free parking, the Delmarva Chicken Festival offers close-to-home family entertainment at a price you can afford. For more information on the Delmarva Chicken Festival, contact Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) at 800-878-2449 or the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce at 410-749-0144.

Delaware teams. Also under the amendment, sports-betting could not begin until Feb. 1, 2009. The implementation date was a concession to Gov. Minner, who does not support sports-betting and pledged it would not take ef-

fect while she was in office. Her term expires in January. Testifying during the debate on the House floor, David Remes, a counsel for the National Football League, urged lawmakers to reject the proposal. He

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Remembering a time when seeing my children was easy In a few days, my husband and YNN ARKS I will be off on a grand advenWhat irony is that, that a ture—well, maybe not so woman who hates flying grand according would have children who to the standards live so far away. Someof others, but pretty grand for where, the fates are gigme, as it ingling. volves three flights and I am not a fan of airMorris chair, she sat at the desk, planes. But between the flights, formulating the outline for her we will see our two children, one paper. who lives in the Northern Plains Now I am not a novice at hanand the other who lives on the dling a 17-year-old. I knew not to West Coast. say anything — that if I was (What irony is that, that a silent, my presence would be acwoman who hates flying would cepted. Only when I started askhave children who live so far ing questions — “Did you underaway. Somewhere, the fates are stand the play?” “Do you know giggling.) what you are going to write?” — In any case, I have been think- would I be asked, nicely but ing a lot lately about what it was firmly, to leave the room. like to have our two children livI read, she wrote, and the time ing at home, where when I wantpassed pleasantly. ed to see them, all I had to do She broke the silence. “I unwas climb the steps and walk to derstand what he did,” she said, their bedrooms. Below is a collooking in my direction. “But I umn that I wrote when our don’t understand what his motidaughter was a senior in high vation was.” school, and I still had dreams that Ah, conversation. I was eager all would return home someday. to answer. But I was cautious. I knew I know a little bit about writthat one false step, one statement ing. In my day, I have read the after which she felt a need to roll occasional work of literature. So her eyes, and we would descend when my daughter, in the middle into silence again. of a paper about a play she had So I pondered my response. just read, asked me a question, I Was she referring to the play she assumed that she was looking to had just read and about which me for guidance. she was writing? Or was she talkHow silly of me. ing about the country-music balI had ventured into the comlad that was playing on the radio? puter room, where she had spent Try as I might, I could not rea good part of the day reading the member what the singer had been required play. I quietly sat in the twanging about. And I knew



nothing of the play. So I decided to skip specifics, to reply in as general a way as possible in hopes that her response would hint at an appropriate direction. “What did he do?” There it was — that eye roll that predicts the demise of any conversation. I said nothing else. “You did not do what you are supposed to do,” she followed the eye roll. “When I say something like that, you are just supposed to nod. Just nod.” I nodded in my most authoritative manner. But it was too late. She stopped thinking aloud and I, with nothing else to do, returned

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computer room just to be in her presence, I offer the excuse that this time next year, I will have the opportunity to do neither. “You will get used to it,” the sages say. “Life comes in stages, and this is something every mother goes through.” Obviously, the sages don’t get it. When I worry about how I will fill the days when my daughter leaves home, about what I will do when I can’t hug her, I don’t want platitudes. Sages are not supposed to offer words of comfort or of understanding. They are supposed to nod. Just nod.

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to my book. The trouble is that she and I view conversation with each other from opposite corners of the ring in which we meet daily. To her, it is something that she has been doing nearly all her life — as old as eating with a fork, older than reading — and from which she is ready for a break. There are no more questions I can ask, she believes, nothing else I need to know. But, with one child already in college and the second one preparing to go next year, I know that our time together is limited. If I ask silly questions just so that I can hear her voice, if I sit in the

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MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008

WAITING FOR DINNER - Around 400 people attended the annual banquet held by the Laurel Alumni Association. See story page 1, more pictures page 12. Photo by Pat Murphy

Teens learn how to stay away from risky behaviors By Donna Dukes-Huston On May 7, the Delaware Girls Initiative, along with the Alliance for Adolescence Pregnancy Prevention, hosted the second annual Youth Summit, an interactive conference designed to equip youth ages 14 to 18 with the skills and education to avoid high-risk behaviors. More than 30 students from Delmar High School attended the summit, held at the Delaware Technical and Community College’s Terry Campus in Dover. This year the summit focused on healthy relationships, pregnancy and STD/HIV prevention and the media’s impact on Delaware’s youth. Parents and providers were encouraged to attend and participated in separate sessions which dealt with the same topics. The summit began with a presentation from keynote speakers Albert Mills and Nnambdi Chukwuocha, better known as the Twin Poets. These brothers present a form of poetry known as spoken word/performance poetry. They began by presenting one of their poems entitled “Dreams Are Illegal,” which conveys the message that kids need to be told that they can achieve. Other poems they shared focused on empowerment, goal setting and making safe choices. The brothers have toured nationally and have been featured on HBO’s “Russell Simons Presents Def Poetry Jam.” Their poetry is a product of their social work in Wilmington. Mills is the director of Project Stay Free, and Chukwuocha is the director of Youth Services at the Kingswood Commu-

nity Center and recently announced his candidacy for Wilmington City Council. Their newest collection of poetry, Our Work and Our Words, has recently been released for sale. Other speakers at the conference included Jennifer Penoza of Child Inc., covering the topic of healthy relationships; Amelia Tanev and Tiffany Whitehurst from Planned Parenthood discussing pregnancy prevention and STD awareness; and Toni Durbano and Noel Duckworth from the Delaware Coalition against Domestic Violence (DCADV) speaking on the media’s impact on today’s teens. For parents and providers, special sessions were held discussing the media’s effect on teen culture and how to talk with teens about sex effectively without embarrassment. Delaware students traveled to the summit from as far north as Concord High School in Wilmington and as far south as Delmar. Students were also able to visit booths where they received literature and resources from a variety of state and local agencies. Each student received a T-shirt and a tote bag filled with additional resource information. The day ended with door prizes and an evaluation of the summit. The Delaware Girls Initiative’s mission is to advocate for a continuum of services that ensure gender specific resources for all girls at risk in Delaware. To learn more about the Delaware Girls Initiative, visit or call 302-657-0903.

Bassmasters to hold fishing tourney in Milton The Lower Sussex Bassmasters fishing club, Wal-Mart and Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge are hosting their annual youth fishing tournament at Milton Municipal Park, Milton, on June 7 (rain date June 8). The age groups are up to age 6, 7 to 12 and 13 to 15. Registration will start at 8 a.m. and the tournament will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will be the 19th year for the tournament. Everything is free — bait, hooks,

weights, hot dogs, soda, train rides, etc. All participants need to do is bring their fishing poles. They can fish from the bank or from a boat. There will be prizes and every participant will receive something. Additional sponsors of the event are the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the state Division of Fish and Wildlife and Banana Boat Sun Tan Lotion. For more information, contact John, 302-945-3632, or Bill, 302-344-7634. SUBSCRIBE ON LINE

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For your information: To book a ride through Vintage Limos Asa Peugh has found his dream car. of Delaware, call (302) 698-0550. For And its top cruising speed is a sedate 45 more information about the company, and miles per hour. about its 1929 stretch limo, Daisy, visit “I saw this car on e-Bay and it was a the Web site, www.vintagelimosof slam dunk,” says Peugh, 62, standing in his Seaford driveway next to the car he from a church in Dover to the reception at has dubbed “Daisy.” “I knew I wanted it.” the Wild Quail Country Club, about a 20Daisy is a 1929 Ford Model A phaeton stretch limousine. She was created in 1932 mile trip, and taking the family of a young girl who had just had her first communion after Ford stopped making the Model A. from Holy Cross Catholic Church, Dover, Workers took 20 phaetons that were hangto her home, which took about 20 minutes. ing out in a warehouse and created from Peugh, who is the only driver of the them 10 stretch limos. limo, says that Daisy would be perfect for She was sold to a string of limo compaa ride during an anniversary celebration, nies, first in California, then in Massachusetts, New Jersey and finally Idaho; Peugh for a birthday party, even for a marriage proposal. He will take the car nearly anybought her in February from the limo place on Delmarva, from the Chesapeake company in Idaho. Her story has it that and Delaware Canal south to the tip of the while in Beverly, Mass., the hometown of Eastern Shore of Virginia. Because of comedian Bob Hope, she was the car that Daisy’s slow cruising speed, he draws the Hope hired when he visited his family. line at taking her on the highway. Daisy is the first and, so far, only car Cost to rent her is about $500, dependoperated by Vintage Limos of Delaware, a ing on how far Peugh has to transport the company just started by Peugh, his son, Michael, and Michael’s wife, Dawn. Daisy car from Seaford — he has a tow-behind is a convertible with removable plastic and trailer, painted black with a picture of canvas windows. The Peughs hope to soon Daisy on it, just for that purpose — and on buy a pre-1933 limo with a hard top to use how long the celebratory drive takes. During a short ride near his home, in inclement weather. Peugh greeted every car he met with a “In 1933, they started setting the headhonk from Daisy’s distinctive horn. The lights in the grill of the car,” says Peugh, three-speed gasoline engine, which has the owner of Anchor Enterprises, a Blades classic sound of a Model A, has been modstainless steel fabrication plant where Michael also works. Peugh prefers the pre- ified somewhat according to requirements by the Delaware Department of Trans1933 bug-eyed headlights that sit next to portation for any car used for public transthe car’s grill. portation, to ensure that it runs reliably. Already, Vintage Limos has had two But the engine is largely original, says jobs, transporting a newly-married couple Peugh, as is the body of the car, including the trunk that is mounted on the back. Inside, the seats, two in the front and two bench seats, facing each other, in the rear, are upholstered in creamy white leather. Capacity is eight people, including the driver. The car does have heat — well, it has a hole in the Michael (left) and Asa Peugh, Seaford, have started Vintage Limos of front floor through which heat from Delaware and are offering rides in a 1929 stretch limo. 302-629-4514 • 800-966-4514 fax302-536-6274 500 W. Stein Hwy. • Seaford, DE 19973 •

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Above, Asa Peugh drives his ‘new’ car, a 1929 Ford limo, down a straight Sussex County road. On left is the car’s radiator cap. Photos by Lynn R. Parks

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Community Bulletin Board Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Parent educator, Cris Henderson. Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239 for more information.

Big yard sale Seaford Heritage Days

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

DDOA gives grant for the arts

The Nanticoke River Arts Council has received a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts (DDOA) for members to attend the National Convention of Americans for the Arts to be held in Philadelphia in June. This local organization of area artists and friends is grateful for this opportunity to expand its knowledge to bring the arts to the community. The organization began in April 2007 and has participated in numerous local events with Art in the Park (Kiwanis Park) being the most recent and Heritage Days upcoming this month. Currently artist mediums include pastels, oils, acrylics, watercolors, glass, wood, jewelry making, miniature lighthouses, and photography. For more information about the Nanticoke River Arts organization, contact Christina Darby at 629-4321 or Lisa Massey at 629-2444.

Breakfast cafe

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

Babies and toddlers stay & play

The ‘Parents as Teachers’ (PAT) stay & play - parents and children (birth to age four) are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. No registration required. Sessions are Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Seaford Dept. of Parks &

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

Yard sale and silent auction

A yard sale at 7 a.m. and silent auction at 11 a.m. will be held on Saturday, May 24, at Harvest Christian Church, 8697 Ockels Road, Seaford. New and like-new items — good stuff cheap. For more information,

Historical Marker at Hearn’s Pond

Dedication of a Delaware Archives Historic Marker to recognize Hearn’s Pond as a site of historical significance in the state of Delaware will take place on Saturday, May 24, at 1 p.m., at the Hearn’s Pond Dam in Seaford. Hearn’s Pond residents past and present and interested parties are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

May Fair

Nanticoke Senior Center May Fair will be held May 28, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join in the fun for our May Fair. We will have crafts, yard sale items and baked goods. Any questions call 629-4939.

Seaford District Library events

• The Seaford Library will be having “Movie Night” on May 22, starting at 5:30 p.m. We provide the movie and the refreshments; all you need to do is take a seat and enjoy the show. • The Christian Writers Group “Vines and Vessels” will meet on Saturday, May 24, in the meeting room from 9 a.m.-noon. • The library will be closed on Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. We will be open for our regular business hours on Tuesday, May 27. • There will be a board meeting on Tuesday, May 27, starting at 5 p.m. • The Science and Religion book discussion group will meet at the library on Thursday, May 28, starting at 6 p.m. The book being discussed is “Doubt” by Jennifer Michael Hecht.

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• The Teen Summer Reading Program will be held from June 12, to July 31. Teens who have completed sixth through 12th grades may sign up starting on June 12th at 12:30 p.m. • Registration for the Children’s Summer Reading Program, “Catch the Reading Bug,” at your Library, starts June 16, at 10 a.m. • Do you have health concerns? Confusing lab reports? Visit the Seaford District Library the second Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet with Linda Leonard, Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County. Due to the Summer Reading Program, the times for “Mother Goose on the Loose” and “Lap Sit” will be changing. We will not be having “Mother Goose on the Loose” and starting June 17, “Lap Sit” will be on Tuesdays for ages 0 to 3 at 10:30 a.m.

Golf tournament

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

Vera Bradley & Longaberger basket bingo The Seaford Lioness will be holding a Vera Bradley & Longaberger basket bingo on Thursday, June 12, at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Games, raffles, door prizes and food available. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Purchase a ticket at Cut-N-Up Family Salon, or by calling a Lioness at 628-9290 or 6298171.

Fitness classes

Fitness classes will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at St. John’s UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford. Beginners to intermediate participants are welcome to try a free class to see if it meets your needs. For more information or to register call AFAA certified fitness professional Carol Lynch at 629-7539.

SHS 1958 class reunion

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

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Preschoolers story time

Parents, caregivers and children ages two to five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preschool story time. Story time is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the library at 875-3184.

Yard sale

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


Tickets are $25 per person at the door, or $20 in advance. Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company is located at 112611 Sussex Highway, P.O. Box 1, Greenwood, DE 19950. Featuring: DJ Bullet; dunkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; booth; silent auction, 2-6 p.m. (checks or cash only); live music: The 5:01 Band, 8 p.m.midnight; cash bar; 50/50 raffle. For tickets contact: David Sapp 349-4529 or email

Yard sale

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

Charity chicken BBQ

Charity Chicken Barbecue, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 7, at Dickersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Produce Stand, U.S. 13 northbound, just south of Laurel. Dinner platters $6.50 -- includes half chicken, baked beans, pickle and roll. Benefits Christ United Methodist Church of Laurel. For more information, call 8754233.

Yard and bake sale

A yard and bake sale will be held on Saturday, May 31, starting at 7 a.m., at Victory Tabernacle Church of God, Laurel, Rt. 13A, 28161 Seaford Road. Information call 877-0443 or 629-6751. Pulled pork platters, hot dogs and drinks will be available. Rain date will be June 7.

Homemade ice cream sale

Mt. Zion Methodist Church, located on 13A between Laurel and Seaford, will be hosting a homemade ice cream sale on Saturday, May 24. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, banana, and pineapple. Advanced orders may be reserved by calling 875-3055 or 629-7110.

Car wash, bake sale, yard sale

The Class of 2011 at Laurel High School will be holding a car wash/bake sale/yard sale on Saturday, May 24. This event will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Laurel Nazarene Church located at 100 Walnut St. in Laurel. The location is just off North Central Avenue and is next to Adkins & Son Lawn and Garden. Class members will be raising money for prom and senior expenses. Come support the Class of 2011.

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The LHS class of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;87 is hoping to hold its 20th year reunion this June. The planning committee is trying to locate class members. If you have contact information or would like to help plan the reunion, contact Michele Procino-Wells at or 628-4140.

Memorial Day chicken barbecue

The Laurel Ruritans will be holding their annual Memorial Day chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the parking lot of Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Nealâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Antiques, on Duel 13 in Laurel and the cost is only $6 per platter.

Dinner Gala

The Johnny Janosik Charitable Events 2nd annual Dinner Gala will feature Joe Conklin a well known Philadelphia comedian/impersonator of 1,000 voices of famous celebrities at a dinner to benefit the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club of Laurel, Saturday, May 31, at the Laurel Fire Hall beginning at 6 p.m. The annual golfing tour-

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IHOP family night

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

Memorial Day celebration

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

CHEER dinner club

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

Greenwood Spring Festival

The Greenwood Mennonite School will be holding its 22nd annual Greenwood Spring Festival on Saturday, June 7, on the school grounds in Greenwood. All-you-caneat breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Hundreds of items, including fresh-made foods, chicken barbeque, pork barbeque, seafood, including crab cakes, baked goods, milkshakes, handcrafted items, books, plants, crafts; plus a petting zoo, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games, a quilting demonstration, a white elephant booth, and more. Activities include spring festival auction, volleyball and softball tournaments, and helicopter rides. All proceeds from the festival benefit the Greenwood Mennonite School. For more information, contact Kevin Troyer at 422-0745.

Beef, Pork & Beer fundraiser

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

The Delmar Lions Club is selling a Longaberger basket with the Delmarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school colors of blue and orange around the rim for $49. There is also a wildcat lid for $30 that can be purchased. All proceeds go to sponsored projects. For information, call Mildred Riley 8463846.

Delmar Church of God sandwich sale

A sandwich sale will be held Saturday, May 24, from 9 a.m. at Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 North and Dorthy Road (3 miles north of MD/DE State Line). It will feature: oyster, crab cake and soft crab sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, cheese steak subs, hamburgers, hot dogs and homemade ice cream. Baked goods for sale, a yard sale and a car wash will also take place. Call 8757824 with questions.

Casino night

Casino night to benefit nonprofit Delaware Hospice will be held on Friday, May 30, at Rehoboth Convention Center from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Local celebrity dealers will provide an entertaining evening of black jack, texas holdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;em, roulette, and poker. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling Peggy Dolby, 800-838-9800, or emailing For more information go to

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The Sussex County Republican Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Bit of Broadwayâ&#x20AC;? to be held on Friday, June 13, at the Baywood Country Club, Long Neck. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres, cash bar and prizes. Curtain time is 8 p.m. The cost is $45 per person. For more information, visit the Sussex County Republican Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club website at or call 945-1816. Reserve a ticket no later than June 1.

Chinese auction

Georgetown AARP #5340 will be hosting a chinese auction at the Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown, on Monday, June 2, at noon. For more information, call Pat at 856-6178 or 542-6171. To dine, call Anita at 856-6215, to make your reservation. May 28 is the deadline. The auction will benefit the scholarship fund.

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Ruritan Club breakfast buffet

All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month October to June 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at The Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. Buffet features blueberry pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup, and sticky buns. This month it will be held May 25.

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Knitting Guild meets

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

July 4th meetings

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

Marine Corps meeting

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

Cancer support group S.C. Republican Women’s Club

The May meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women’s Club will be held on Wednesday, May 28, at the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. The business meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m. to be followed by lunch and a speaker. The speaker for this meeting will be Jan Ting. Mr. Ting is a Professor at Temple University, where he teaches courses on national security, taxation and immigration law. His topic for us will be: “How much are illegal immigrants costing you?” A reminder that the club will be holding their annual fund raising event, “A Bit Of Broadway”, on Friday, June 13 at the Baywood Clubhouse. Tickets will be available at the meeting. The cost of lunch will be $15 and reservations should be made by May 22. To make reservations call Kathy Vengazo at: 302-539-4757. For more information about the club and club activities see the club web site at:

SHS Alumni Assoc. board meeting

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

SCWDC meeting June 19

The Sussex County Women’s Democrat Club dinner meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. on June 19, at the Sussex Pines Country Club, in Georgetown. Featured speaker will be Dr. Everett Toomey, Jr., educator. Dinner will cost $13 per person. For details and reservations, call Thelma Monroe, president, at 934-9716.

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

Coast Guard Auxiliary

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

Laurel Senior Center Day trips

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

Senior Center trips

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

Nanticoke Senior Center’s Nashville and Memphis trip will take place on Sunday, Sept. 14 to Saturday Sept. 20. Cost is $850 double occupancy. Some of the sights you will see are Graceland, Grand Olé Opry, and Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. For information call 629-4939. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, snacks from center and dinner theatre. Nanticoke Senior Center’s Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Trip presents “Foot Loose” on Thursday, June 26, matinee in Lancaster, Pa. Cost is $70 members, $75 non-members.

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Bus trip to Jamaica, Queens

Trap Pond Partners meets

Orchid Hobbyists of Delmarva will meet on the third Sunday of each month September through June, from 2-5 p.m. Come join our group with a common interest in all things orchid. There will be lectures, demonstrations, slide shows, cultural information and question and answer sessions. Everyone is welcome from beginners to experienced growers. Annual membership is $15 per family. For more information, contact either: Luther Shultz 410-341-6058, or Mary Jo Marshall 410-822-3941.

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

Fall trip to Hamptons

Methodist Manor House in Seaford will host a fall trip to the Hamptons in New York on Oct. 1. This three day, two night tour planned by White Star Tours is a “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” tour.

Cost of $399 per person/double occupancy includes lodging, most meals, tours, motor-coach transportation and much more. For more information call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631. Sign up deadline is June 1.

AARP Chapter #915 trips

• New York Day Trip - May 24, cost $42 per person. Call 410-754-8588 • Colorado, June 20-30, cost is $879 per person. Call 410-822-2314. • Branson, Mo - Sept. 13-20, cost is $875 per person. Call 410-822-2314. • New England/Vermont, NH, Boston and Salem, Oct. 13-19, cost is $1085 double, and $1335 single. Call 410-673-7856. • Myrtle Beach - Nov. 10-13, cost $430 per person. Call 410-754-8588.

Adult Plus+ June trips & activities

Seniors can take advantage of a variety of trips and activities offered by the Adult Plus + program in June at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. On June 3, attend the Phillies vs. Cincinnati Reds game. On June 12, enjoy a lively tour of historic Philadelphia homes in the “Fairmont Park House Tour.” On June 18, a biblical story is brought to life in “Abraham and Sarah – A Love Story” at Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. On June 25, view the musical “Gypsy” in Ardentown. “Adult Plus+ Woodcarvers Club” meetings are from June 23 to Nov. 24. Take a basic drawing skills course from June 4 to July 9. Attend the Statewide Senior Art Awards Luncheon on June 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Socialize and make new friends by attending the Adult Plus+ Couples Club on June 12 or the Adult Plus+ Mixed Singles

Club on June 18 as well as the Adult Plus+ Summer Picnic on June 19. On June 26, share your views of current events from 1 to 3 p.m. then treat yourself at the ice cream social at 3 p.m. For more information about Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.

Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 trips

• Tuesday, June 24 - Annapolis Naval Academy, lunch and cruise. A guided tour of the academy and lunch (included) at Phillip’s Restaurant. Time for shopping before boarding the Harbor Queen for a cruise of the harbor. Cost $64. • Wednesday, July 23 - Rainbow Dinner Theater in Paradise, pa. to see a comedy, “Hold That Thought.” Total cost: $67. • Wednesday, Sept. 24 - Spirit of Norfolk lunch cruise and then tour Nauticus, National Maritime Center, The Battleship Wisconsin and The Hampton Roads Naval Museum. Cost is $78. • Monday-Thursday, Oct. 13-16 - New Hampshire White Mountains. Stay in Laconia, N.H. Visit Franconia Notch State Park, Chutter’s Store, Sugar Hill Sampler, Harman’s Cheese & Country Store. Visit Wolfebore for some shopping and tour Hampshire Pewter. Lunch on board the Lake Winnipesaukee scenic railroad. Cruise across the lake on a 230-foot ship to Mt. Washington. Cost: $650 per person double occupancy. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180. Submit Bulletin Board items by noon, Thursday. Send to Morning Star Publications PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, email to editor@mspublications. com or drop off at 628 West Stein Hwy., Seaford.

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MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008


Lone Ranger carries a great message about friendship Hi, folks. You have been so kind to me this past week. Well, thank you. You are the greatest! And that’s enough of that.

PAT MURPHY He has been to Laurel

I’m in a dilemma — so much twice now and on Saturgoing on, I don’t know where to start. On Saturday, Laurel proved day, guess what he gave to be a busy place and there was no way you could get to all the events, me — a silver bullet! Yes, including auction sales, yard sales, the Strawberry Festival and the Art I’m still a kid at heart! and History Tour. Anyway, I did get up to Saint Laurel folks are involved in this and there Philip’s Church and what mostly drew me are usually many prizes and fun for chilthere was Silver. I’m not kidding — Sildren up to age 15. The bait, hooks, soda, ver, the most beautiful white horse with train rides and more are all free, so join complete saddle kit, and the Lone Ranger them and bring your youngsters. I would were there and did they provide entertaingo, but as you know I always catch the ment for the crowd of us youngsters. I say world’s biggest ones! that because most of us there, except the children, were reliving our days at our loHow about our Laurel Alumni banquet cal theatres, whether it was the Avenue in Saturday night? Not a sad face did you see Delmar, the Waller in Laurel, the Palace in and hundreds of old stories were told that Seaford, or the Sydney in Bridgeville. have been probably told before, but it is The Lone Ranger fascinated kids by interesting that we get a small peek into shooting holes into quarters and with his how our lives have gone during the years gentle character that the crowd quickly since we graduated. took to. The Long Ranger provided a busiWe always seem to meet someone new ness card and on it is the Lone Ranger at these alumni dinners and there is always creed. It starts like this: “I believe that to something old to talk about. One particular have a friend a person must be one.” gentleman I had never met was Jennings Do you see what I am trying to get to Dickerson of Deerfield Beach, Fla. I behere? They were our heroes of past generlieve he traveled the longest distance to atations and they represented all that was tend the banquet. good in all of us. Hats off to Barbara Wise A member of the class of 1949, Jenfor getting him to come to Laurel. This Lone Ranger is from Circle C Enterprises, a non-profit cowboy organization and he lives in Salisbury, Md. But he travels all over, spreading the “true hero” image that we older folks grew up with. Any local community that fails to offer him the opportunity to appear is certainly missing out on something great. He has B ank-issued, FDIC- insured to $100,000 been to Laurel twice now and on Saturday, guess what he gave me — a silver bullet! *APY Yes, I’m still a kid at heart! Now, here is a trick question for that great scholar Dick Whaley: What time did 1-year Minimum deposit $5,000 the 1 p.m. Saturday matinee start in Laurel?

nings grew up on Sixth Street, right across from Mary Cordrey’s store. I moved to our Carmean Hatchery residence around 1951, so I can’t remember Jennings or his nickname, either, as I was a young tyke and Jennings moved on with his life. There’s something special about Jennings, as there is about all Laurel people. You see, he has a band, Pickin’ Hats. It’s a multi-generational band that plays old American songs and Irish fiddling and dance tunes. It even has a section that plays classical music. The group’s list of credits fills a whole page and includes appearances on the BBC (British Broadcasting Company), at the American Folk Festival and much more. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an exclusive Laurel show featuring this group and Leah Gray, our young fiddle player and granddaughter of Norris and Jean Hudson? Jennings, I enjoyed meeting you so much. Ann Figgs lives in Laurel and during last week’s rain a tree fell on her Oak Lane house. Within minutes, without even being called, there was Lt. Ricky Richardson outside her home calling to make sure she was all right. Lt. Richardson is so special and the Laurel police are amazing people, Ann told her neighbors. Ann was greatly touched by their unbelievable quick response and compassion.

Let us not forget that the Ruritans will roast member Pastor John Van Tine at the annual chicken barbecue Saturday, May 24. Well, not really, but I am sure they will be having fun with him at his last barbecue before he leaves for his new pastorate in June or early July. Come out and support a fine barbecue and wish John well. It is held at O’Neal’s Antiques and Estate Jewelry on Dual 13 North. Hi Ho Silver and it’s away we’ve gone!




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The latest I have heard on the opening of the Georgia House restaurant is the middle of June. And the owners are mum on the opening of the restaurant in the former Pizza Palace building. With all the rain, Laurel’s Friday game with Nandua was cancelled (the Bulldogs later took a forfeit) and Saturday’s contest with Caravel was also in doubt with water covering the field. David Brown came to the rescue, as he was there at 6:30 that morning draining water off the field, then cutting the grass and inflating the giant Bulldog mascot to put a little more interest in the game. In this era of people not having time to be involved, David Brown found time and in the spring of the year he is busier than most. Yes, his boys should be proud of their dad, like he is of them and of the school. To top it off, Kyle Brown was unable to play in the game due to an arm injury. The Lower Sussex Bassmasters are having their annual fishing tournament on June 7, at Milton Municipal Park. Several

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MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008

Church Bulletins St. John’s multicultural services

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

Celebrate Recovery

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

Ladies’ bible study

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

Revivalist Bishop Ron Scott

Revivalist Bishop Ron Scott of Kingdom Coalition Ministries, Baltimore, Md., a renowned evangelist, teacher and preacher of the word of God will be at Miracle

Revival Center, 800 N. Sussex Ave., Seaford, on May 22 and 23, at 7:30 p.m.; and May 24 at 4 p.m. For more information contact Pastor Isaac and Laverne Ross at 629-5376 or Sister Youmens at 3495360. Come and be blessed.

‘Men & Women of Distinction’

“Men & Women of Distinction” honorees banquet will be held on Saturday, May 24, at Alliance Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $30, age 12 and under $15. Sponsored by John Wesley United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Peggy M. Briggs, Pastor. For tickets contact Sandra Johnson at 629-6046.

Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Homecoming

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

Blessing of the bikes

The 1st annual Gethsemane Blessing of the Bikes will be held at the Gethsemane Church, in Reliance, four miles west of Seaford, on Sunday, June 1. This is a gathering to start the riding season with blessings for a safe year, and to promote a sense of community and fellowship among

riders. The blessing service will start at 10:30 a.m. A block party with live music and free food will begin afterwards at noon and last until 4:30 p.m. The Rev. Drew Christian will officiate. There will be a flag football game between the youth and adults, and many other fun activities for kids of all ages. For more information, call the office at 629-2862, or the event coordinators, Dominic Lee at 841-8636, or Ben Burrows at 410-330-7899.

Ninety & Nine dinner meeting

The Ninety & Nine extends an invitation to all women to join them for their quarterly dinner meeting at The Cannon Mennonite Church in Bridgeville, on Monday evening, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. The special speaker for the evening is Nicole Theis who has worked as a consultant in the areas of Organization Development and Leadership in Delaware, as well as all over the country. The Colors of Harmony, a registered Sweet Adeline Quartet will be performing. Reservations are necessary. Deadline is May 28. For more information call: Joyce Thomas at 629-2248, Michele Thompson at 877-0797, or Arvalene Moore at 875-4387.

Annual Lay Day

Macedonia A.M.E. celebrates annualLay Day, on Friday, May 23, at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Shirley Caldwell, with choir/congregation from St. James A.M.E., Laurel. On Sunday, May 25, at 4 p.m., Guest Speaker the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins, Sr. Choir/congregation; the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins, Sr. of Calvary U.M. Church, Bridgeville. Donations both evenings $10. Pastor Dania Griffin is host.

Old Christ Church schedule

May 25 - 9:30 a.m., morning prayer June 1 - 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist June 8, 15, 22, 29 - 9:30 a.m., morning prayer July 6 - 9:30 a.m., combined service patriotic service with Holy Eucharist followed by a community picnic July 13, 20, 27 - 9:30 a.m., morning prayer Aug. 3 - 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31 - 9:30 a.m., morning prayer Sept. 7 - 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist Sept. 14, 21, 28 - 9:30 a.m., morning prayer Oct. 7 - 10 a.m., combined service blessing of the animals, morning prayer

Victory Tabernacle Church yard sale A yard and bake sale will be held on Saturday, May 31, starting at 7 a.m., at Victory Tabernacle Church of God, Laurel, Rt. 13A, 28161 Seaford Road. Information call 877-0443 or 629-6751. Pulled pork platters, hot dogs, and drinks will be available. Rain date will be June 7.

‘Worship before the Throne’

An evening filled with music, dance, praise and worship will be held, at the Bible Center Complex on Rt. 9 beginning at 6 p.m., on June 7. Join us and enjoy creative dance, anointed singing, and flag and mime ministry. There will be no admission charge, but we are asking for a free will offering. This is a special night of worship that you don’t want to miss. For more information, contact: Lisa Hinton at 302262-0797; Lillie Richards, 628-9125;or Val Cottman, 629-4977.

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

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

St. John’s United Methodist Church

Pine & Poplar Sts., Seaford 302-629-9466 E-mail: NURSERY & HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

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

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

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


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

CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE Pastor Barbara Wilson Church: 875-4233 Cell: 302-253-0083 Sunday Services: 8:30am Praise 9:30am Sunday School,11am Worship


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

Youth Group Wednesday 7:00 pm

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

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

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & Old Christ Church

“A Place to Belong”

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

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

94 Walnut St. Laurel, DE 19956


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

For info, call 875.7995 or visit

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

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

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

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MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008


Keeping seflish urges in check By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church


I had a bad day Monday… ...what kind of person someone stole my wallet. I am pretty sure I left it at a convenfinds a wallet that beience store on Sunday evening in Bowie, MD. I didn’t realize it was longs to someone else gone until I looked for it Monday morning and couldn’t find it. and proceeds to steal it So I checked my online account for my credit card and sure instead of return it? enough- two charges had been put on the card Sunday night. My dismately ours. But they somehow seemed belief went to anger. able to do so. Where was their conscience Somehow I feel violated to know to keep them from perpetrating the act? someone rifled through my wallet, took Sometimes I question my conscience as what was mine (cash), abused what was well. Are there things in my life that I jusmine (credit card), and disregarded what tify when I really shouldn’t? Do I run was valuable to me (my pictures). Then someone down without it even bothering they threw my wallet away like I was no me? Do I tell little white lies to stay out more than a piece of trash to them. of trouble or to impress others? Do I purAs I pondered- and tried to cool downsue wrong thoughts while making excuses I wondered what kind of person finds a for them. I pray that the Holy Spirit keeps wallet that belongs to someone else and my conscience sharp and that I am unable proceeds to steal it instead of return it? I to sleep when I consider evil paths. have thought to myself. It must be someFinally, it must be an insecure person. one very different than me. Here’s what If the thief is willing to stoop so low for I’ve come up with. personal gain, they must wonder who is First, it must be a selfish person. At about ready to do a bad turn on them as the moment they took it they decided they well. They likely believe that in this mattered more than the wallet’s owner. If they really believed the owner was a valu- world, only those who look out for number one have a chance to make it. And so able person, they would respect them they live in insecurity and fear of when enough to not take from them. they may lose out at the hands of others. Truthfully, sometimes I deal with selfI want to be a secure man who believes ishness. I want to watch my TV show, or God is not only my provider, but my proI spot the biggest piece of pizza in the box tector as well. I lie down and sleep in and reach for it. Sometimes I disregard peace because God is my representative what my wife wants to do because of what and my watchman. I want to do. It is natural to be selfish. In Bottom line, someone took my wallet my desire not to become like that person this week and remains poor. Meanwhile, I who took my wallet, I pray God will help lost my wallet this week, but as long as I me to keep my selfishness in check. avoid selfishness, keep my conscience Second, the thief must have little conclear, and find my security in God, I rescience. Every person in the universe has main rich. He got my cash and credit at some point heard that it is wrong to cards in the evening, but I’m the one who steal. It seems almost self evident that we gets the sleep at night. have no right to take what is not legiti-

Centenary Gospel Café weekly

Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will hold its Gospel Café every Saturday night at 6 p.m. featuring Bruce and Nancy Willey Music Ministry. May Guest Singers are: Saturday, May 26 – Don White, Bill Primrose, Dawn Hopkins, Kaila Clucas. Saturday, May 31 – Debbie O’Neal, Milton Foskey, Amanda Scott, Ray & Travor Marine. Every week, Mary Ann Young joins us. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Bruce & Nancy Willey, 875-5539 or 875-7339.

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

A Box of Memories

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


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

Messiah’s Vineyard Church Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel 302-875-4646 PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956

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

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




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

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

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

“Shining His Light”

532 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Redemptorist Fathers • 629-3591 MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 5:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30 p.m.

“The Pickle Church” CHRIST THE CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH PICKLE MINISTRIES OUTREACH & CORNERSTONE NOTE MUSIC MINISTRY Corner of Bethel Rd. & Alt. 13 • 302-875-8150 Church School -All Ages - 9:15 a.m. Worship Service - 10:00 a.m. Rev. Rick Elzey • Pastor Doris Whaley Wings of Prayer - Tues. 7:00 p.m. Come Join Our Family


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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT Ministry for the whole family 7 PM

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


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


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

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


SUNDAY WEDNESDAY 8:30 Worship 6:45 Pioneer Clubs (age 3 9:45 Sunday School thru grade 6) & Divorce Care® 11:00 Worship/Kids Church 7:00 Prayer Service & Youth 7:00 Evening Service Group (grades 7-12)

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


St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

All Welcome Where Love Abides -- John 3:16

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)

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

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Obituaries Bruce O. Brittingham, 61

Bruce O. Brittingham of Delmar, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, May 12, 2008 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He was born Feb. 13, 1947 in Delmar, a son of James Manford Brittingham and Mary Elizabeth Lewis Brittingham, who predeceased him. Bruce served his country proudly in Bruce O. Brittingham the U.S. Army. As he entered the Army in February of 1964, he served overseas in many countries, such as Korea, Vietnam, Germany and Thailand. As US Army Sergeant 1st Class, he retired in February of 1984. He was a life member of the Delmar V.F.W., Post 8276. He also worked for 20 years as a Water Plant Operator with the City of Salisbury. Bruce was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Delmar, where he served as a Deacon for many years. He was an avid NASCAR fan, a faithful fan of the Washington Redskins and loved hunting waterfowl and deer. He is survived by his wife of almost 41 years, Barbara Ann Kauffman Brittingham, whom he married June 18, 1967; a daughter, Regina Ward of Delmar; two grandchildren, Logan and Tala Ward; a sister, Doris LeGates and her husband, John of Millsboro; and four brothers, Jim Brittingham and his wife Shirley of Millsboro, Louis Brittingham and his wife Billie of Killeen, Texas, Bill Brittingham and his wife Becky of Delmar, and Alvin Brittingham and his wife Judy of Newport News, Va. He is also survived by a son-in-law, Mike Ward of Delmar, and many nieces and nephews. A visitation for family and friends was held on Thursday, May 15, at Short Funeral Home, 13 E. Grove Street, Delmar, and prior to the funeral services on Friday, May 16. The Rev. Barry Devine officiated. Interment with military honors followed the services at the Delaware Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Millsboro. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963; or to First Baptist Church of Delmar, P.O. Box 200, Delmar, DE 19940. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Harriett W. Hickman, 81

Harriett W. Hickman of Laurel passed away surrounded by her loving family on May 12, 2008. She was born in Wilmington, a daughter of Herbert Chandler and Mary Talley Chandler, who preceded her in death. Harriett retired, working for the State of Delaware in the treasurer’s office. She had also worked for the Harriett Hickman DuPont Company in Wilmington. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel

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where she was active in many church circles. She was a volunteer at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, and past president of the Laurel New Century Club. Family and friends will remember her for her outstanding penmanship, drawing and painting abilities. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her late husbands Arthur Webster, Jr., and Ross Hickman. She is survived by her son Dave Webster and his wife Drew of Atlanta, Ga.; her three daughters, June Unruh and her husband Tom of Townsend, Harriet “Happy” Smith and her husband Barry of Boca Raton, Fla., and Lois Hartstein and her husband Jim of Laurel. A brother, Herbert Chandler of Newark, and a sister, Mariam Field of Morton, Pa., and a step-sister, Jane Veser of Mexico. Grandchildren, Jimmy Hartstein, Andrew Hartstein, Ashlee Parker, Jason Smith, Matthew Smith, Scott Unruh, Lori Unruh Snyder, Jessica Chorley, Jennifer Webster; and great-grandchildren, Cooper Unruh, Brett Parker and Holden Chorley, also survived her. A celebration of her life was held at Christ United Methodist Church on Central Avenue in Laurel, on Friday, May 16, where a viewing was held prior to the services. The Pastor Barbara Wilson officiated. Interment followed in Henlopen Memorial Park in Milton. Memorial Contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice Care, 100 Commerce Drive, Suite 302, Newark, DE 19713. Arrangements were handled by the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. Online condolences may be made by visiting

Paula L. Vermeire

Paula L. Vermeire, nee Mountain, lost her courageous fight with pancreatic cancer on May 13, 2008, at her home in Bridgeville with her family at her side. Mrs. Vermeire was a devout Christian and for all who knew her, experienced her commitment to faith by her spirit, compassion, caring and gentle Paula Vermeire nature. She immensely enjoyed being with her family, and attending to her home and garden. She was the caring and devoted wife to Gregory J. Vermeire; perpetual “Mother” and best friend to Michelle L. Brooks, Victoria E.S. Vermeire and David V. Vermeire; loving daughter of George and Sandra Mountain; devoted sister of Steven D. and wife Nancy Mountain and Georgette Rice and husband Mike. She is also survived by nephews and nieces. Christian funeral services were held Tuesday, May 20, at Union United Methodist Church, Second and Laws streets, Bridgeville. Interment followed at Bridgeville Cemetery. Friends called at the church prior to the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245; or via the Internet at: Arrangements were handled by Parsell

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Alice Marie Flanagan, 32

Alice Marie Flanagan of Delmar died on May 7, 2008, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She is survived by one son, David Moore; one daughter, Harley Flanagan; her mother, Alice Davis of Fruitland, Md.; her “daddy” Levin “Buddy” Huffman of Quitman, Ga.; her maternal grandmother, Loraine Smullen, Fruitland, Md. She is also survived by three brothers, George Morgan of Fruitland, Robert Morgan of Delmar, Md. and Michael Huffman of Quitman, Ga.; three sisters, Barbara Majors of Delmar, Claire Brumbly of Seaford, and Nicole Huffman of Quitman, Ga., six nieces, four nephews, one aunt, three uncles, three cousins, lots of friends and the complete Dunken family. Funeral services were on Thursday, May 15, at the Cranston Funeral Home, 300 N. Shipley St., Seaford, where friends called prior to the services. Burial was in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Delmar.

Aline J. Litchison, 70

Aline J. Reesey Litchison of Greenwood passed away at her residence on Sunday, May 11, 2008 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born Jan. 15, 1938 in Baltimore County, Md., daughter of Kenneth Virgil and Irene Emily Saintmeire Reesey, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Litchison enjoyed cooking for family and friends and working in the yard and garden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Ronald I. Sampery. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Eugene F. Litchison; two daughters, Sandra I. Robinson of Greenwood and Angelina J. McDonald of Milford; two sons, Michael J. Sampery of Baltimore, Md. and Thomas J. Sampery of Daytona Beach, Fla.; a sister, Karen Staley of Greenwood; and a brother, Dean Reesey of Florida. All services are private. The family suggests memorial contribu-

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tions be made to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriot’s Way, Milford, DE 19963. Arrangements were handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Bridgeville. Send online condolences to:

Ernest Lee Clarkson Sr., 70

Ernest Lee Clarkson Sr., of Greenwood went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 5, 2008, at Milford Memorial Hospital in Milford. Mr. Clarkson was born Sept. 30, 1937 in Felton, the son of Clarence and Evelyn Passwaters Clarkson, who predeceased him. Mr. Clarkson retired from Outten Brothers in Salisbury in the early 90s, and he then started his own business “Ernie’s Repair Service.” He could fix just about anything you could think of. He enjoyed life, and would light up the room whenever he came in, always making people laugh. Lee was willing to lend a hand whenever somebody was in need. He was intelligent and was loved by everyone. Most of all he loved the Lord, his children and grandchildren. He will be sorely missed. Mr. Clarkson graduated from Greenwood High School, Class of 1955. He regularly attended the school Annual Alumni Dinners, and would get together with his classmates on a monthly basis. He was a member of Christian Tabernacle in Lincoln. He is survived by four children and their spouses, Terry A. and Andy Cosgrove of Desoto, Kan., Cindy L. and Oran White of Bridgeville, Linda S. and Ray Johnson of Laurel, and Ernest L. and Jackie Clarkson Jr. of Milford; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a child that he chose to raise as his own, Randy Clarkson of Greenwood; one brother, Gordon Clarkson of Staytonsville; and two sisters, Joyce Willey of Harrington, and Joan Edwards of Greenwood. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 19, at the Christian Tabernacle, 18940 Johnson Road, Lincoln, visitation started at noon.

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MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008 Interment was held at Oakley Church Cemetery in Oakley. Donations may be made to the Christian Tabernacle. Arrangements were handled by Fleischauer Funeral Home, Greenwood.

William Chambers, 63

William “Bill” Chambers of Seaford passed away at his home in Seaford on May 8, 2008. He was born in Onancock, Va., a son of Joseph and Virginia Chambers, who predeceased him. He was a retired roofer working for Tristate Roofing with more than 30 years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Chambers and Johnny Chambers; and two sisters, Betty Blades and Charlotte Eder. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Martha Chambers of Seaford; two sons: Mark Chambers and William Jeff Chambers, both of Seaford; a daughter, Billie Jo Loockerman of Laurel. Two brothers, Jack Chambers and Milton Chambers, both of Laurel; a sister, Ginny Mae of Laurel; and his grandchildren, Heather Chambers, Christina Chambers, Amber Chambers, Tammy Loockerman, David Loockerman, James Fisher Jr., Brittney Foskey, Jeffery Chambers, and a great grandchild Niya Lopez. Several nieces and nephews also survive him. A Memorial Service was held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, on Thursday, May 15. The Rev. Sam McWilliams officiated. Burial was held privately. Memorial contributions may be made to Bill Chambers Memorial Fund, 8438 Bethel Road, Seaford, DE 19973.

David Wayne Dunn, 47

David Wayne Dunn passed suddenly at his home on May 13, 2008. Mr. Dunn was born on Jan. 2, 1961, a son of George Henry Dunn, Sr. and Ada Frances Ruark Dunn, who predeceased him . He had worked for many years for his brother as a floor installer. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed fishing and working. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother, Wilbur James Dunn. He is survived by his wife, Gina Marie Esposito Dunn; his daughter, Holly Sarah Mae Dunn, and son, David James Dunn, both of Delmar; two brothers, John Edward Dunn Sr of Lake Wales, Fla., and George Henry Dunn Jr. of Plant City, Fla., a sister, Irene Frances Clemons of Laurel, and several nieces and nephews. Celebration of life services were held Saturday May 17, at the VFW Virgil Wil-

son Post, 4961 Middleford Road, Seaford, with Pastor Charles Green officiating. Burial was private. Arrangements were handled by Parsell Funeral Enterprises, Inc., Bridgeville.

Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford, where friends called prior to the services on Tuesday. A commital service was at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, with interment following.

Leroy Scarborough, 77

Margie Marie Wilkerson Jarvis, 98

Leroy Scarborough of Laurel passed away at Christiana Hospital in Newark, on May 13, 2008. He was born in Madison County, Ga., a son of Gen. Lee Scarborough and Annie Pearl Scoggins Scarborough, who predeceased him. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Scarborough, who passed away in 2007; and two brothers, Norman Scarborough and James Scarborough. Leroy retired from C.C. Oliphants in Laurel as a Sheet Metal Mechanic with 34 years of service. He enjoyed going to the “slots,” and gardening. Leroy was a wonderful man, who had many dear friends. He especially loved his family and adored his grandchildren. He is survived by his two sons, Ed Scarborough of Tarboro, N.C., and Corbet Scarborough of Laurel; two daughters, Brenda Whealton and her husband John, of Georgetown, Faith Ann Hartman and her husband, Mark, of Laurel; a brother Otis P. Scarborough of Salisbury; three sisters: Ruby Livingood of Lewiston, Maine, Reba Roberts of Georgia and Roxy Copper of Whaleysville; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a special friend, Dr. Odilon Claravall; his K-9 companion Spike, and several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service was held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, on Sunday, May 18, where a viewing was held prior to the funeral service. Mr. Ron Jester officiated. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel.

George Charles Naggy, 81

George Charles Naggy of Seaford died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Delaware Hospice, Milford. Born in Livonia, N.Y., he was a son of Elizabeth J. Fillinger and Charles Knight Naggy, who preceded him in death. He was a street evangelist in the Open Air Campaigner organization in New York City for 40 years before retiring. He was a member of Hicksville Baptist Church, Long Island, N.Y., and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Salisbury, Md. He is survived by his wife, Alice Donovan Naggy of Seaford; a son, Steven C. Naggy of Coram, N.Y.; a daughter, Donna Lee Naggy of Seaford; a brother, Frank Naggy of Laurel; two sisters, Emma Nagy of Milford, and Irene Jones of Seaford; and two grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, May 20, at

In Loving Memory of

Rocky DeFelice March 13, 1924 - May 31, 2000

z On this day you are not forgotten Dad, nor will you ever be. As long as life and memory last, we will remember thee. Times we shared are gone away but in our hearts you will always stay. Your helping hand, your tender face. No one can ever fill your vacant place. We Love You, Wife Annabelle, Sons & Family

Margie Marie Wilkerson Jarvis of Seaford died peacefully at Genesis Elder Care - Seaford Center in Seaford. Margie worked in retail most of her life with Webb’s Laundry in New Castle and Silco in Berlin, Md. She loved the Phillies, birds, flowers, country music, crocheting, Ocean City, Md, and her family. She traveled extensively throughout the US in the 70s and 80s. She was born in Dagsboro, a daughter of Elijah Wilkerson and Addie Wilkerson Lynch, who predeceased her. She was also preceded in death by her husband of almost 50 years, Ray Jarvis in 1980; two brothers, Everett Wilkerson and Jack Wilkerson; two sisters, Roxie Tingle and Mattie Scott; and a special cousin, Mildred Crippen; two stepsons, George Ray Jarvis and Herman Dale Jarvis; a granddaughter, Angela Jarvis; and a great grandson, Charles E. Butler III. Mrs. Wilkerson is survived by a daughter and her husband, Dr. Shirley J. and Charles Butler of Seaford; a son, Everett Earl Jarvis and his wife Teresa of Magnolia; grandchildren, Jae Moore and her husband Bruce, Luciana Mathay, Wendy Thery and her husband Bob, Laurie Jarvis, Charles E. Butler Jr. and his ex-wife Theresa, and Michael A. Butler and his wife Carol. Her grandchildren, Kylee Jarvis, Charles A. Butler, Page Elizabeth Butler, Joseph Mathay, Maisy Mathay and Max Mathay also survive her. Memorial Services were on Wednesday, May 21, at St. John’s United

PAGE 25 Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford. Burial was private. The family suggests donations may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church’s Pew Fund, P O Box 299, Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements were handled by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

Frances Laura Hudson Wilmer, 86

Frances Laura Hudson Wilmer, 86, died yesterday at her home in Salisbury from complications of Alzheimer’s. Mrs. Wilmer was born near Snow Hill in 1921 and was the daughter of Samuel J. Hudson SR and Daisey Ward Hudson Waller. Her husband Vaughn E. Wilmer died in 1971. Surviving are her daughter, Ann Wilmer, a nephew, Edward L. Hudson JR, both of Salisbury, and honorary daughter, Mary Merritt of Williamstown, PA. She also leaves a brother, Samuel J. Hudson JR, of Salisbury, and a nephew, Kenneth T. Hudson of Brick, NJ, six grandnieces and three grandnephews and two great-grandnieces and several cousins. Her brother, Edward L. Hudson SR, and her nephew, Samuel J. Hudson III, preceded her in death. When she was active, she volunteered many hours to church and charity work. For several years, she co-wrote a cooking column with her daughter in Rural Living Magazine. She made a home for both her parents in their final years. Many Salisbury residents will remember waving to her while she worked in her Newtown garden. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 24 at Faith Community Church in Salisbury at 3 p.m. Friends may call an hour before the service.

What must I do to be saved?

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

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Church Briefs Fifth annual ‘Balling for God’ The Outreach Team of New Zion United Methodist Church is hosting its 5th annual “Balling for God” Basketball Tournament and HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This event is Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Webb Avenue in Laurel. The Sussex County AIDS Counsel will be on hand giving out pamphlets and information about this rapidly growing disease and to provide free testing. The age brackets for the tournament are 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18. There is also a foul shooting contest. There is entertainment for the younger children. Vendors are invited. For more information contact Sherita Belle at 302-877-0987 or Amy Handy at 302-875-4263.

Grace Baptist Church host 'Revived' “Revived,” a new, local Southern Gospel group will be singing at Grace Baptist Church, 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, at 6:30 p.m., Sunday May 25. The public is invited to share in this wonderful evening of music. A love offering will be taken for the group during the service. The group consists of Norman Oates singing Lead, Terry Messick singing Tenor, Ron Messick singing Baritone, and Roger Shiles singing Bass.

Free Health Fair at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Free community health fair at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 532 Stein Highway, Seaford, on Sunday, June 1, noon to 3 p.m. Free testing: asthma camp info, blood pressure, bone density screening, lung function. Breast cancer support, colonoscopy video, CPR info session, eye screening, fitness, nutrition, wellness, and much, much more. Alternative medicine: aromatherapy, chiropractic, homeopathy, massage, quantum biofeedback. All tests are free and available to all. Join us in the parish hall for information, free testing, refreshments, and instruction.

Sussex County to host Prayer Breakfast Sussex County will host the 31st annual Prayer Breakfast on Monday, June 16, with Pastor Rick Betts as the featured speaker. This year’s Prayer Breakfast will be held at the CHEER Center on Sand Hill Road in Georgetown. Breakfast will be served at 7 a.m., with the message to begin at 7:45 a.m. The event is hosted by the Sussex County Council. Ticket sales and community sponsorships from individuals, organizations and businesses fund this annual event. Pastor Betts’ message will focus on the importance of family, friends and faith in his life while growing up in Sussex County. Tickets are still available for the Prayer Breakfast. Tickets are $12 per person, and are available on a first-come-firstserved basis. For more information, call 855-7743.

County EMS supervisor honored On Friday May 2, Sussex County E.M.S. District Supervisor Jay Myers received a Citizens Award at the 2008 Delaware State Police Citizens Award Luncheon held at the Dover Downs Hotel and Convention Center. The award was in recognition of his efforts in apprehending three burglary suspects. On Monday May 28, 2007 officers from Troop 5 and the Seaford Police Department responded to a burglary complaint at the El Chicani store at Market and High Streets in Seaford. Dispatchers advised that three males were running from the business toward Route 13. While officers were searching the area, Supervi-

sor Myers was pulling into his station when he observed three males running into a wooded area. Supervisor Myers contacted a Seaford officer and advised him of the location and where the suspects were last seen. A K-9 was called in to track and search for the suspects in the area that Supervisor Myers observed the suspects. Supervisor Myers then remained a safe distance away but continued to observe if the suspects fled from the wooded area. The three suspects were located and apprehended approximately 200 yards into the wooded area. Stolen property from the business was also recovered.

Cemetery protection bill passes Families in the First State will have greater peace of mind about their loved ones in cemeteries as a result of legislation that cleared the Senate recently. Under Sen. Margaret Rose Henry’s Senate Bill 256, cemeteries would be required to record the location of burial plots and a fund would be set up to assist cemeteries that have fallen into disrepair. The bill cleared the Senate on a 21-0 vote and now heads to the House. “Currently there really are no laws that talk about how cemeteries should operate,” said Henry, D-Wilmington East. In addition to recordkeeping at individual cemeteries, the bill will require information on the location of all known cemeteries in the First State to be recorded. The bill also creates a special fund to

clean up rundown cemeteries. The fund will get its money from a $2 increase in the charge for copies of death certificates. The fee would go from $10 to $12 under the bill. Henry’s bill was the result a task force, set up last year that looked into issues surrounding cemetery recordkeeping and maintenance following problems that arose at Wilmington’s Riverview Cemetery. Riverview had fallen into disrepair and, because of poor recordkeeping, families could not be told the location of some graves. As important as the recordkeeping improvements and repair fund are, Henry said one the bill’s key features is the creation of an oversight board to keep tabs on cemetery issues and field public complaints.


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The Susquehana Travellers will be performing under the main tent on Saturday night.

Heritage Days Schedule of Events Friday, May 23 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Re-Enactors are setting up camp and preparing for tomorrow’s battles Pageants in the Main Tent

Saturday, May 24 Govorner Ross to escape the plantation sometime during the day, time TBA 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Historical Vintage Car Show along main entrance road to mansion 10 - 10:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies/Main Tent Nanticoke Indians/First Settlers 10 a.m. - 12 noon Live Broadcast - The Wave 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tours (tour takes about an hour) $3 for age 13 and up (combo tickets for mansion & museum, $5) Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Live Broadcast - 98 Rock 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Banjo Man/Strolling 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Dulcimer/Main Tent

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Live broadcast - Q105 12 noon - 2 p.m. Camptown Shakers/Main Tent 1 - 3 p.m. Live broadcast - Froggy 99.9 2 - 3 p.m. Skirmish with Cannons 2:45 - 4:45 p.m. Craig Banks - 4 groups/Main Tent 7:15 - 9:15 p.m. Susquehanna Travellers/Main Tent

Throughout the day Blacksmith, Soap Making, Quilting, Nanticoke River Arts, Chair Caning, Rushing, Food Vendors, Crafters, Exhibitors, NonProfit Organizations

Sunday, May 25 1 - 3:30 p.m. Tours (tour takes about an hour) $3 for age 13 and up (combo tickets for mansion & museum, $5) Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult 2 - 3 p.m. Skirmish with Cannons

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MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008

Memorial Day


Memorial Services planned in local communities Georgetown Circle The traditional Sussex County Memorial Day Celebration will be held on The Circle in Georgetown, Sunday, May 25 at 1 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend. Co-sponsors include the Georgetown Kiwanis Club and the County Korean Veterans Association. The keynote speech, “The True Meaning of Memorial Day,” will be delivered by Walter R. Koopman, president of the Sussex County Korean War Veterans Association. The master of ceremonies will be Town Manager Gene Dvornik. Colors will be presented by the Sussex Central High Jr.

ROTC along with the USMC Reserve. Soloist Cathy Gorman will sing the National Anthem. The rifle salute will be executed by the Korean Veterans. Wreaths will be placed in tribute to all those who died in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the recent conflicts to protect our freedoms.

Seaford On May 26, 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

We honor those who fought for us, and those who are serving now at home and abroad.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 6 Front St., Seaford, DE • 302-629-9915

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Their Bravery Will Not Be Forgotten

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. Guest speaker will be 1st Lt. Warren Fee.

Laurel Master Sgt. Gary Banks will be the featured speaker at the American Legion Post 19 Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Banks is the son of the late Richard ”Dick” Banks and Dorothy Banks of Laurel. He is a 1970 graduate of Laurel High School, where he continued the family tra-

dition of playing in sports. Banks is a 30-year member of the Delaware National Guard, working at Laurel, Georgetown, Wilmington and other Delaware locations. He has served 20 years full-time and spent 13 months in Kuwait with the 945th Delaware National Guard. The unit was affectionately known as the “Junkyard Dogs.”

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

L ife,L ib erty an d th e pu rsu it ofH appin ess T h an k a veteran !

They answered the call of their nation, facing danger and death to defend our freedom. On Memorial Day, we solemnly remember and honor these brave men and women for their heroic service and sacrifice. To every soldier - past and present, at home and abroad - we salute you.



Front Street Seaford, DE 302-629-9915

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D an n y Short D elaw are State Representative, 39th D istrict

MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008


Please Join Us For Our

Memorial Day Service Monday, May 26 th, 2008

The Laurel Post 19 American Legion

on Millsboro Hwy., Laurel

11 AM

Come hear a stirring message from Master Sergeant Gary Banks,

‘Delaware Hometown Heroes’ honors those who sacrificed for USA

1970 Graduate of Laurel High School and a 30 year member of Delaware National Guard. Banks recently spent 13 months in Kuwait with the 945th DNG.

Refreshments to follow - Everyone is invited.

Six local heroes among those whose memory is honored By Lynn R. Parks Of the 30 banners honoring Delaware’s war dead that will circulate through the state this summer, four will bear the names of men from Seaford. Two additional banners will bear the names of local men who were killed during the Vietnam War. The banner display, Delaware Hometown Heroes, will be in Dover for two months, then will travel to Sussex County and then to Newark, according to Judy Campbell, Wilmington, who is organizing the display for the state chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America. At a ceremony in November, the banners will be given to the families. The Seaford men who were killed in action and who are recognized in the display are Michael Hastings, who was killed Oct. 23, 1983, in a bomb blast in Beirut, Lebanon; Ryan Long, who was killed by a suicide bomber April 3, 2003, in Iraq; Cory Palmer, who died May 6, 2006, after his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq; and Rick James, who was killed in battle in Iraq May 13, 2006. Also honored in the display are Richard Samuel Dennison, Bethel, who was killed March 5, 1971, in Vietnam, and Elmer L. Faulkner Jr., Greenwood, who was killed on June 18, 1968, in Vietnam. The banners, each about 4 feet tall and 2 feet wide, are designed to hang from utility poles. Each features a picture of the

soldier (if available) and the soldier’s name, age at the time of death and information about the circumstances of his or her death. Across the top, wrapped in red, white and blue, will be the words, “Delaware Hometown Heroes.” Donations to the Delaware Hometown Heroes banner display can be sent to the Vietnam Veterans of America chapter 83, PO Box 8167, Wilmington, DE 19803. For more information, or to pass on details about someone who was killed in action, call display organizer Judy Campbell, (302) 593-5991, or chapter president, Tom Daws, (302) 738-8875.

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MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008

Are they dead that yet speak louder than we can speak, and a more universal language? Are they dead that yet act? Are they dead that yet move upon society and inspire the people with nobler motives and more heroic patriotism? ~Henry Ward Beecher


Our Veterans

They sacrificed and suffered so that we might know freedom from want and fear. Councilman Finley Jones M.A. Willey, Inc.


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• MAY 22 - 28, 2008


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FREE KITTENS to a good home. Hardscrabble. 8752551. 5/22

FREE PICK UP. Don't take your appliances, bikes, lawn mowers, etc. to the dump. Let me pick them up. Mike, 245-2278. 5/22/2t

FREE 3' EXT. WOODEN DOOR, has top glass, hinges & lockset, ok for temporary or rough shed use, 536-1884, Seaford, lv. msg. 5/22


DREAM SALES Sales Associate Needed Work from home. 6 figure/unlimited income. Product everyone needs.


WILL DO YARD WORK. Call Terry, 629-7056, cell 858-1005. 5/22/2t

YARD SALE YARD SALE & SILENT AUCTION, 5/24, 711 am. New & like-new items, good stuff cheap. Harvest Christian Church,8697 Oakels Rd., Seaford. More info at w w w. H a r v e s t C h r i s 5/22 FAMILY YARD SALE: Sat., 5/24, 7 a.m. til. (Rain date Sat., 5/31). HH items, washer-dryer, clothing, garage items, etc. 10903 Salt Barn Road, Laurel, E of Rt. 13. 5/22

DAIRY QUEEN IN SEAFORD is expanding and is in need of a qualified, experienced and dedicated ASSISTANT MANAGER. To apply for this position, must have at least 5 years management experience in the fast food industry, preferably with Dairy Queen. This position will require rotating shifts and is a full time position with benefits. Resumes must be mailed to: DQ JOB 24512 Lighthouse Point, Seaford, DE 19973 and must be received by May 31, 2008.

DELMAR SCHOOL DISTRICT SUMMER SCHOOL 2008 VACANCIES ATTENDANCE SUMMER SCHOOL (June 16-19, 2008) in subject areas of English/Language Arts, Math, Science & Social Studies. DSTP SUMMER SCHOOL (June 16- July 22, 2008 ... closed Fridays) in subject areas of Reading & Math. Conditions of employment include satisfactory criminal background check & child protection registry, participation in direct deposit of pay, & Mantoux skin test/PPD documentation. Salary of $23 per hour. Completed Delmar School District Summer School application due Wednesday, May 28, 2008, to Human Resources, Delmar School District, 200 N. Eighth Street, Delmar, DE 19940. EOE

3-FAMILY YARD SALE, 5/24, Rain date 5/31. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 13187 Shiloh Church Rd. (Off Rt. 24), Laurel. 5/22 HISTORIC HEARNS POND Neighborhood Yard Sale, 5/24, 7 - 11 a.m., both sides of pond, various sites. Food, reptile show, furniture, housewares, auto, 50's danish mod. teak bench & lots more! Don't miss it! 5/22 YARD SALE, 5/24. Rain date, 5/25. Wilson St., across from N. Laurel Elem. Tanning bed & antiques. YARD SALE, 5/24, Christ the Cornerstone Comm. Church, corner of 13A & Bethel Rd., 7 a.m.-? Baked goods, sandwiches. 5/8

WANTED SLIPCOVERS FOR LR FURNITURE: Someone to make in my home. 6282166. 5/15 LAWN MOWERS, push or riding, free. 877-0210. 5/8

AUTOMOTIVE '02 FORD F250 Custom PU, V8, 4-whl. dr., AT, 33x12.5 tires, quarter cap w/door, 38k mi., exc. cond., recently tagged 2 yrs. Perfect tuck for pulling that heavy load! $4950. 3819083. 5/22

8' LEER TRUCK CAP, $600 OBO. 542-6316. 5/22


‘97 MERCURY VILLAGER, exc. cond., PW, PL, AT, AC, tinted windows, tagged til '09, $3100 OBO. 349-5161.

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

'02 CHRYSLER SEBRING LXi, 4 dr., V6, 87K mi., loaded, sunroof, leather int., new tires & battery. Orig. owner, great cond., must see! $5500. 8755792. 5/8

'05 PROWLER LYNX 27' Travel trailer, 1 slide out, queen bed, micro./convection combo, AM/FM/CD player, awning, dishes, etc. Exc. cond. Will sacrifice trailer for $13,000 firm. Also possible '05 F150 tuck incl. pkg. 628-0690. 4/24

'04 DODGE RAM QUAD CAB PU, PS, PB, P/seats, tow-in pkg., spray in bedliner, ext. warranty. 629-5465. '06 DODGE DAKOTA Charger, fully locaded, sun roof & DVD player, navigation, satellite radio, leather, $21,500. 629-5465. 4/24

'89 FLEETWOOD 21' Trailer on perm site, Tom's Cove, Chincateague. All camping facilities, boat ramp, dock & slips, great crabbing & fishing. 8757899. 4/24



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

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

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875-7493 Do You Have A Student Graduating? Need A Cake For That Get Together? Call Teresa’s Sweet Occasions @ 875-7493

Vacation Rental Price Cut 2 BR 2 BA Condo Ocean Side Ocean City, MD 121st Street Available Memorial Day Week Available for rent from May 23 - June 6 for $750/wk. or both weeks for $1250

A Savings of $1116.00! Call 302-877-0959

REECE CLASS 3 Receiver Hitch. All hardware incl. $85 firm. 682-7111.

'07 YAMAHA SILVERADO 650., New, left over. Bought on impulse. Ridden 8 mi. home. Now in garage. Tagged for 4 years. $7075 invested, asking $6500. 875-4668. 5/8

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ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES HESS ASST. BANK TRUCKS, Asst. Disney memorabilia. Old 70's tin lunch boxes. 398-0309. 44 CIGAR BOXES incl. King Edward, Phillips, El Producio, Swishoop, $45 for all. 846-9788. 5/15

DINING ROOM SET, made by Bassett in 20's or 30's. Table w/leaf & 4 chairs, professionally re-glued & upholstered. Includes sideboard & buffet. Dark wood, very ornate, must see to appreciate! A steal at $395. 337-8068, 11am - 9pm. 35 MINALTA CAMERA Maxx 550 SI w/35-70 zoom lens, date back, mint cond. $90. Call for other collectibles. 875-1877. 5/8 ROTARY PHONE, Kerosene Lantern, Rumsford Baking Soda bottles. 8x10 Oriental style carpet & padding. 875-9053. 5/1

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The growing aviation industry needs trained and certified airframe maintenance technicians. Your future can be exciting and well paid. Call Delaware Technical & Community College for details: 302-856-5400, ext. 6010.

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


Full Time MR and CT Technologist positions available in Kent and Sussex County. Must be AART certified. Experience required. Excellent Salary and Benefits. Please fax resume to 302-628-9024 Attn: Susan.

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WASHER $120; DRYER $120. 628-1320. 11/29/tnc FORD COMM. GARDEN TRACTOR, LG165, good cond., $450. 875-3528. CUB CADET TRACTOR, 14 hp, Hydrastatic drive, hydrolic lift, 48" heavy deck mower, 3.8 hitch, plow, cultivator, great cond., $2200. 846-9788. 5/22

SNAPPER 28" RIDING mower, blowers, weed eater, children's desks & other items. All equip. in good cond. & priced to sell. 841-3992. 5/22 WHIRLPOOL WASHER $100, Whirlpool dryer, $50. 629-9809, cell 841-4446. KENMORE WASHER, 24" wide, deep tub, washers full load, $75. 875-2796.. 5/22


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2 MOUNTAIN BIKES, 1 man's, 1 woman's, good cond. 629-0370. 5/22 34" SONY VEGA TV, 2 yrs old, $200. Oak Custom Built Entertainment Center, fits 32" TV, $200. 628-8806. ROUND OAK TABLE, $90. 629-8745. 5/22 MITER SAW, $75. 3980309. 5/22 DIVING BOARD for inground pool, $50. 5426316. 5/22 16 DBL. POLE ELEC. Panel circuit breakers, $115. 846-9788. 5/15 36' METAL EXTENSION LADDER w/step rungs & feet; $90. OBO. Seaford, 536-1884, lv. msg. 5/15 FARM EQUIP: Farmall 100 pto w/wide cultivators & 5' bushhog & 6' scraper blade, bprongs & scoop, all in good cond. 410-7548876. 5/15 REFRIG./FREEZER, Gold Star, 4.2 cu ft, like new, now $50. 875-5667. 5/15 TWO HOSPITAL BEDS, adjustable, extra long, twin size, very good cond., $450 ea. OBO. 337-0134. 5/15 MARTIN HOUSE, 12 hole, 20' galvanized pole. 8469932. 5/15 43 NEW CONSTRUCTION ELEC. BOXES, single gang, 2 gang & 3 gang, $17 for all. 846-9788. 5/15

SOLID WOOD TABLE w/ expand a leaf, 42" extends to 59", 29" wide, $75. 8469788. 5/8

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POLE BEAN PLANTS, 85¢ ea. 542-6316. 5/22

MICRO-FIBER RECLINER, plush, good cond., $100. 54" Hi Def projection TV, pd. $1600, asking $500. 628-8555. 5/8

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ROMANCE & MYSTERY BOOKS, $3/bag. DVD movies, science fiction & scarry, some new, $5 ea. 875-3744. 5/22

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COMPACT ComposTumbler, exc. cond., 9 bushel capacity, $175, cash only. 628-0596. 5/8 LA-Z-BOY COUCH & 2 matching recliners, brown & brown print, like new. Pricenegotiable. 956-0260. BOYS' 20" NEXT TRICK BIKE, front & rear pegs, hand brakes, free style frame, $75. 628-8144. 5/8 RED CANNA ROOTS, 25¢ ea. 875-5788. 5/8

MORNING STAR EARLY AMERICAN Sofa & matching recliner, exc. cond., $100. 629-4649. 5/8 WEDDING GOWN, white, short sleeve, sz. 10 w/train, $30. 629-6575, lv. slow clear message. 5/1 CHEST FREEZER, apx. 15 cf, great cond. 629-4071 . CHAIR, overstuffed, brown. 875-9053. 5/1

GRASS TRIMMER, Blk. & Decker, 12 v cordless elec., w/charger & mounting bracket, $30. 629-3794. 5/1 3 CB SETS, power supply, CB walkie talkie, auto antenna. 875-9053. 5/1 186 BEER BOTTLES, extra strength for making home brew. 875-9053. 5/1 FOOSBALL TABLE, $100. 875-3066. 5/1

CRAFTSMAN REAR-TINE TILLER, used 1 time, like new, reversible. Dual rotating tines, 17" tilling path, $500. 628-9245. 5/1 VINYL SHUTTERS, 5 sets, used, 12" wide x 55" long, $5 set. 262-0481. 5/1 VHS, DVD Movies, Puzzles 1,000 pc., $3 ea. Gospel cass., $3 ea. Back massager, new, $20. 629-5192.

PUBLIC AUCTION OF FURNITURE, PICKUP, LAWNMOWERS, TOOLS, PERSONAL PROPERTY, & VALUABLE REAL ESTATE WITH 3BR/2.5BA HOME ON LARGE COUNTRY LOT IN SEAFORD, DELAWARE Location: 8470 Gum Branch Road, Seaford, Delaware 19973. From U.S. Rt. 13 between Laurel & Seaford, travel west on O’Neals Road for approx. 1.5 miles. Bear right onto Gum Branch Road and travel for approx. 0.1 mile. Property will be on left (Signs Posted).

SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2008 10:00 A.M. (Personal Property) 12:30 P.M. (Real Estate)

• MAY 22 - 28, 2008 TOM-TOM model 1 - 3rd Ed. GPS car system, new in box, $130. XM Satellite Car Radio model Delphia XM ready too, new, $25. 875-1877. 4/24 BEIGE SOFA, exc. cond. w/reclining ends, $275. 629-7363. 4/24 2020 SHED. Loovers in both gables, lg. door for equip. 639-5465. 4/24

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View our website at for additional information & photos Furniture & Accessories: Oak Hoosier kitchen cabinet w/flour bin, cherry slant-front desk, 4 pc. oak bedroom suite w/pineapple poster bed, 3 pc. maple bedroom suite, 3 pc. Victorian bedroom suite, 5 pc. dinette set, Bassett 4 pc. leather living room suite (new), 5 pc. rattan patio set, 4 pc. wicker porch set, wrought iron baker’s rack, drop-leaf table, mahogany executive desk, swivel office chair, mahogany office chairs, 7 pc. wrought iron & pine dinette set, pine bookcase, sleep sofa, end tables, wall mirrors, pictures & prints, wall clocks, milk can, Longaberger® Baskets, large amount of Christmas decorations, heavy-duty shelving, trains, Whirlpool stainless steel refrigerator/freezer (like new), CharBroil Commercial Series gas grill, golf clubs, new cabinets & accessories, Yamaha home theater system, several yard ornaments, pool furniture, & many other items too numerous to mention. Pickup: 1985 Chevrolet Silverado ½’5f Ton Pickup, 4WD, auto., short bed, w/bed liner.

Marshall Auctions is honored to be selling the Estate of George Elias of Laurel, DE!!

Saturday June 7th, 2008 at 9:30 AM Onsite at 16533 Adams Rd in Laurel, DE Restored 1942 GMC Pickup, Hurst 18ft Dual Axle Car Hauler, John Deere 4300 Hydro static Tractor, Bolens Hydro Diesel Tractor, Commercial Tire Equipment, Power Tools, Onan 7500 Generator, Hand Tools and more!! View next week’s issue or the Auction Co. website for a full listing & additional info.

Lawnmowers & ATV: John Deere L110 riding mower, hydro., 42” cut, 147.5 hrs., John Deere L130 riding mower, hydro., 48” cut, 112 hrs., w/bagger, Honda Four Trax 300 4-wheel ATV. Tools & Accessories: Woodmaster Molding Profile machine, new w/all attachments (never used), Delta floor model drill press, Craftsman disc & belt sander, Dewalt chop saw, Delta spindle sander, Reliant dust collector, Delta 10” table saw, Delta 10”bench saw, Ryobi saws-all, Craftsman variable speed wood lathe, Delta drill press bench, Task Force 10” band saw, bench grinder, 12” planer, router table, Craftsman 11 drawer 2 pc. tool box, Troy-Bilt high pressure washer, Grotec 75 gal. sprayer, Charge air upright air compressor, Craftsman portable air compressor, Red Lion cement mixer, car ramps, roof jacks, metal tool cabinet, furniture clamps, bar clamps, bolt cutter, stainless shelving, large assortment of plywood & lumber, weed whackers, yard & garden hand tools, two-wheel yard trailer, 2 pallets of slate, lattice sections, & many other items too numerous to mention. Real Estate: A spacious 3BR/2.5BA 1,700 sq. ft. ranch style home with two-car garage, inground pool, pump house, & woodworking shed situated on large 1.839+/- Acre country lot. The property is identified on the Sussex County Tax Map in District 1-32 on Map 11.00 as Parcel 37.05 and is further described in Deed Book 2729 Page 154. The home features a new roof, paved driveway, central air, heat pump, as well as a spacious open floor plan with split bedrooms. The home features a master suite with bathroom & walk-in closet, large country kitchen with recessed lighting and new stainless steel appliances, new Kenmore large capacity washer & dryer, & a livingroom wired for a home theater system. A large 32’ x 14’ back screened porch overlooks the 18’ x 40’Lazy L in-ground pool and 14’ x 16’ pump house with new pump, lean-to, & cement floor. The property also features a large 28’ x 32’ insulated pole woodworking shed with cement floor, central air, propane heat, roll-up door, & 6’ x 14’ lean-to. This wonderful home is located in a quiet country setting, just off of the Rt. 13 corridor near historic Bethel, Delaware. The owners are moving out of the area and this home must be sold!

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LEGALS LEGAL NOTICE ON JUNE 23, 2008 at 11:00 a.m., Laurel Storage Center, Road 468, Laurel, DE will conduct a sale pursuant to Title 25, DEL. C. ANN. 4904-4905. The contents of the following bins will be sold: Bins: #37 Brittany Williams; $109 Lavonne Bland; #135 Melissa Parish; #153 Larry Faist; #174 Mary Garrison; #194 Yniece Chandler. BIDDERS: Call office on day of sale to confirm, (302) 875-5931. 5/22/2tc

PUBLIC HEARING The Laurel Mayor and Council will be holding a public hearing on Monday, June 2, 2008, beginning at 7:00 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter. The purpose of the public hearing is for the presentation of the town's proposed FY 2009 Budget. The public hearing will be held in Mayor and Council Chambers, 201 Mechanic Stret, Laurel, Delaware. A copy of the proposed budget is on file for review only, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 5/22/1tc

zoned C-2 Highway Commercial. Case No. V-10-08: Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, property owners of 200 Health Service Drive, "Mears Campus," is seeking a variance from Chapter 15 Zoning, Sec. 15-40/Sec. 15-29 "Uses by Right" in order to park a mobile PET scan unit at this location to provide these services to patients. This property is zoned C-2 Highway Commercial. Case No. V-11-08: Frank Robino Companies, property owners of Tax Map and Parcel 531 10.00 223.01, Lots 1-24, Belle Ayre Townhouses, are seeking a variance from Chapter 15 Zoning, Sec. 15-26(15) "Area and bulk requirements, specifically front yard setbacks in R-3 High Density Residential District. The townhouses are closer to the front property line than the allowed 25 foot setback. 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 22nd day of May 2008 pursuant to the Rules heretofore adopted by the City of Seaford. THE CITY OF SEAFORD Dolores J. Slatcher City Manager 5/22/1tc

PUBLIC NOTICE You are hereby notified the below applications will be before: The City of Seaford Board of Adjustment and Appeals for their determination on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at 12:00 P.M., in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware: Case No. v-07-08: Anna Buchert, property owner of Tax Map and Parcel 4-31 5.00 76, located on N. Front Street, is seeking a variance from Chapter 15 Zoning, Sec. 15-29 "Uses By Right" in C-1, in order to utilize an existing building for a warehouse. Case No. V-08-08: Seaford Commons, LLC, property owners of 22920 Sussex Highway, is seeking a variance from Chapter 15 Zoning, Sec. 15-40/ Sec. 15-29(5) "Uses by Right" in C-2, in order to have outside patio seating at "Texas Roadhouse." Case No. V-09-08: Keith Culver, property owner of 517 Bridgeville Hwy, is seeking a special exception as required by Chapter 15 Zoning, Sec. 15-40A "Uses by Special Exception," on behalf of Telamon Corp., in order to use the existing building for a "Head Start" facility. This property is

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Nanticoke Hundred Case No. 10171 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 115-42, Item B of said ordinance of 1995 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC. who are seeking a variance from the side yard setback requirement, to be located northwest of Road 525, north of Frederick Douglas Drive, being Lot 10, Section 1, Block A within Fisher Mill Park development. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JUNE 16, 2008, 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. 5/22/1tc

PUBLIC HEARING The Commissioners of Bridgeville will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, June 2, 2008, to receive public comment concerning the FY-09 Budget. The Hearing will take place during a Special Meeting at Bridgeville Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, at 7:00 P.M. The FY-09 Budget is available for review Monday Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the Town Hall. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE JOSEPH T. CONAWAY, COMMISSION PRESIDENT 5/22/1tc

PUBLIC HEARING The Commissioners of Bridgeville will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, June 2, 2008, to present an Ordinance to amend the Code Book of the Town of Bridgeville regarding water and sewer fees, for a second and final reading during a Special Meeting at Bridgeville Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, at 7:00 P.M. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE JOSEPH T. CONAWAY, COMMISSION PRESIDENT 5/22/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Broad Creek Hundred Case No. 10173 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 RICHARD A. AND DONNA O'NEAL who are seeking a special use exception to place a manufactured home on a medical hardship basis, to be located east of U.S. Route 13A, 150 feet north of Road 480. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JUNE 16, 2008, 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 hearSee LEGALS—page 36

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Broad Creek Hundred Case No. 10178 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 RALPH AND MARGARETE STARK who are seeking a special use exception to retain a manufactured home on a medical hardship basis, to be located north of Route 9, 3,502 feet east of Road 474, being Lot 3. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JUNE 16, 2008, 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. 5/22/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Little Creek Hundred Case No. 10182 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 115-20, Item A (1)(h) of said ordinance of CORETHIA COPES who is seeking a variance from the age requirement for initial placement of a manufactured home, to be located west of U.S. route 13A, 317 feet north of Road 501. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JUNE 16, 2008, at 7:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. All interested parties

MORNING STAR 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. 5/22/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Nanticoke Hundred Case No. 10184 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a special use exception and a variance as provided by: Chapter 115, Article IV, Subsection 115-124, Item C and A(2) of said ordinance of PINES AT SEAFORD COMMUNITY ASSOC. INC. who are seeking a special use exception for a directional sign, a variance from the separation requirement, a variance from the front yard and corner setback requirements, to be located east of Road 530, 350 feet south of Cedar Lane within Pines At Seaford. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JUNE 16, 2008, 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. 5/22/1tc

said Executrix on or before the 25th day of November, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Elnora L. Truitt 120 Virginia Ave. Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Susan Huesman Mitchell, Esq. Tunnel & Raysor P.A. 3- East Pine Street Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 5/22/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Ellen M. Brown, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Ellen M. Brown who departed this life on the 11th day of April, A.D. 2008 late of Milton, DE were duly granted unto Barbara B. Dennis, Dawn E. Crouch on the 5th day of May, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executrices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executrices on or before the 11th day of December, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executrices: Barbara B. Dennis 18063 White Oak Drive Milton, DE 19968 Dawn E. Crouch 18063 White Oak Drive Milton, DE 19968 Attorney: Barbara O'Leary Barbara-Cherrix O'Leary, Esq. P.O. Box 305 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 Pursuant to Chancery Court Rule 190 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 5/15/3tc

NOTICE NOTICE Estate of Bruce Barnes Truitt, Sr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Bruce Barnes Truitt, Sr. who departed this life on the 25th day of March, A.D. 2008 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Elnora L. Truitt on the 12th day of May, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the

Estate of Julia L. (Elizabeth) Price, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Julia L. (Elizabeth) Price who departed this life on the 5th day of April, A.D. 2008 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Joan E. Simpson, Joseph M. Price, Harry L. Price on the 30th day of April, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the

• MAY 22 - 28, 2008 said Co-Executors on or before the 5th day of December, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Joan E. Simpson 504 S. Kaywood Dr. Salisbury, MD 21804 Joseph M. Price 112 Iroquois Ct. The Woods, Newark, DE 19702 Harry L. Price 10430 44th Ave. Beltsville, MD 20705 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 5/15/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Kenneth Ralph Cox, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Kenneth Ralph Cox who departed this life on the 15th day of November, A.D. 2007 late of Delmar, DE were duly granted unto

Robert D. Cox on the 23rd day of April, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administrator without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administrator on or before the 15th day of July, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator: Robert D. Cox 8540 Old Racetrack Road Delmar, DE 19940 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 5/8/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Mae Dickerson Oliphant, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Mae Dickerson Oliphant who de-

parted this life on the 30th day of March, A.D. 2008 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Lorraine O. Bozman, Colleen O. Herman on the 24th day of April, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrices on or before the 30th day of November, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrices: Lorraine O. Bozman 11449 Whitesville Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Colleen O. Herman 24716 Shoreline Dr. Millsboro, DE 19966 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 5/8/3tc



Location: 26866 Walker Road, Seaford, Delaware. Traveling on Route 13 in Seaford, Delaware, turn west onto Route 20 (Stein Highway). Proceed 2.7 miles and turn left at Service Glass onto Figg Road. Follow 1 mile and turn first left onto Craig’s Mill Road (towards Walker Marine). Go 4/10 mile and turn slight left onto Woodland Road. Turn first right onto Walker Road and continue 1/4 mile to the house and property on the right. Signs will be posted. REAL ESTATE - 1:00 p.m.: Sussex County Tax ID # 5-31 15.00 102.00 This valuable waterfront property with mature landscaping is approximately 230’ x 175’ x 130’ x 220’+/- and is located on the stream of Lewis Creek, a tributary to the Nanticoke River. It is improved with a 1500 sq/ft +/- brick ranch home which consists of three bedrooms, one recently updated full bath, kitchen, dining area, living room, laundry room, 10’ x 20’ rear screened porch, 25’ x 30’ attached two car garage and attic storage. It has an updated asphalt shingle roof, 200 amp electric service, oil fired boiler for hot water baseboard heat & hot water, central air conditioning and a private well and septic system. Amenities include GE Profile side by side refrigerator/freezer, GE wall oven, Kenmore flat top electric range, GE clothes washer and Kenmore clothes dryer. There is a 12’ x 20’ detached storage building with an overhead door. Sussex County Tax Map # 5-31 15.00 101.00 This adjoining lot measuring approximately 75’ x 135’ +/- with no improvements offers a natural sanctuary for wildlife. Real Estate Terms: Purchaser shall pay $20,000.00 down payment day of sale with cash or certified check made payable to Wilson’s Auction Sales, the balance to be paid within 60 days. Purchaser to pay all cost of examination, preparing and transferring the deed. Purchaser shall pay 3/4% and the seller shall pay 3/4% of the Delaware 1 1⁄2% State Realty Transfer Tax. Property also subject to a 1 1⁄2% Sussex County Realty Transfer Tax with 3/4% to be paid by the seller and 3/4% to be paid by the purchaser. Purchaser shall pay any and all other property transfer tax and fees. If the above terms are not complied with, the down payment shall be forfeited. Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, but it is their intent to sell the property. Announcements made the day of sale take precedence over any and all other statements and advertisements. This property is being sold “As Is and Where Is” with no expressed or implied warranty. No Buyer’s Penalty. Call our office today for more information or to schedule your private showing.

The Estate of Kathy Lynn Lord, Norma Knowles, Executrix Auctioneer’s Note: Make plans to attend this Auction of valuable real estate. Located in a quiet rural setting with access to the Nanticoke River, these parcels are nearby many major destinations and only minutes from major Routes 13 and 404. Visit our web site for a detailed listing, several color photos and a complete real estate deed description.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Broad Creek Hundred Case No. 10178 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 RALPH AND MARGARETE STARK who are seeking a special use exception to retain a manufactured home on a medical hardship basis, to be located north of Route 9, 3,502 feet east of Road 474, being Lot 3. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JUNE 16, 2008, 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. 5/22/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Little Creek Hundred Case No. 10182 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 115-20, Item A (1)(h) of said ordinance of CORETHIA COPES who is seeking a variance from the age requirement for initial placement of a manufactured home, to be located west of U.S. route 13A, 317 feet north of Road 501. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JUNE 16, 2008, at 7:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. All interested parties

MORNING STAR 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. 5/22/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Nanticoke Hundred Case No. 10184 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a special use exception and a variance as provided by: Chapter 115, Article IV, Subsection 115-124, Item C and A(2) of said ordinance of PINES AT SEAFORD COMMUNITY ASSOC. INC. who are seeking a special use exception for a directional sign, a variance from the separation requirement, a variance from the front yard and corner setback requirements, to be located east of Road 530, 350 feet south of Cedar Lane within Pines At Seaford. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JUNE 16, 2008, 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. 5/22/1tc

said Executrix on or before the 25th day of November, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Elnora L. Truitt 120 Virginia Ave. Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Susan Huesman Mitchell, Esq. Tunnel & Raysor P.A. 3- East Pine Street Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 5/22/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Ellen M. Brown, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Ellen M. Brown who departed this life on the 11th day of April, A.D. 2008 late of Milton, DE were duly granted unto Barbara B. Dennis, Dawn E. Crouch on the 5th day of May, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executrices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executrices on or before the 11th day of December, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executrices: Barbara B. Dennis 18063 White Oak Drive Milton, DE 19968 Dawn E. Crouch 18063 White Oak Drive Milton, DE 19968 Attorney: Barbara O'Leary Barbara-Cherrix O'Leary, Esq. P.O. Box 305 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 Pursuant to Chancery Court Rule 190 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 5/15/3tc

NOTICE NOTICE Estate of Bruce Barnes Truitt, Sr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Bruce Barnes Truitt, Sr. who departed this life on the 25th day of March, A.D. 2008 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Elnora L. Truitt on the 12th day of May, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the

Estate of Julia L. (Elizabeth) Price, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Julia L. (Elizabeth) Price who departed this life on the 5th day of April, A.D. 2008 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Joan E. Simpson, Joseph M. Price, Harry L. Price on the 30th day of April, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the

• MAY 22 - 28, 2008 said Co-Executors on or before the 5th day of December, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Joan E. Simpson 504 S. Kaywood Dr. Salisbury, MD 21804 Joseph M. Price 112 Iroquois Ct. The Woods, Newark, DE 19702 Harry L. Price 10430 44th Ave. Beltsville, MD 20705 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 5/15/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Kenneth Ralph Cox, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Kenneth Ralph Cox who departed this life on the 15th day of November, A.D. 2007 late of Delmar, DE were duly granted unto

Robert D. Cox on the 23rd day of April, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administrator without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administrator on or before the 15th day of July, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator: Robert D. Cox 8540 Old Racetrack Road Delmar, DE 19940 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 5/8/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Mae Dickerson Oliphant, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Mae Dickerson Oliphant who de-

parted this life on the 30th day of March, A.D. 2008 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Lorraine O. Bozman, Colleen O. Herman on the 24th day of April, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrices on or before the 30th day of November, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrices: Lorraine O. Bozman 11449 Whitesville Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Colleen O. Herman 24716 Shoreline Dr. Millsboro, DE 19966 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 5/8/3tc



Location: 26866 Walker Road, Seaford, Delaware. Traveling on Route 13 in Seaford, Delaware, turn west onto Route 20 (Stein Highway). Proceed 2.7 miles and turn left at Service Glass onto Figg Road. Follow 1 mile and turn first left onto Craig’s Mill Road (towards Walker Marine). Go 4/10 mile and turn slight left onto Woodland Road. Turn first right onto Walker Road and continue 1/4 mile to the house and property on the right. Signs will be posted. REAL ESTATE - 1:00 p.m.: Sussex County Tax ID # 5-31 15.00 102.00 This valuable waterfront property with mature landscaping is approximately 230’ x 175’ x 130’ x 220’+/- and is located on the stream of Lewis Creek, a tributary to the Nanticoke River. It is improved with a 1500 sq/ft +/- brick ranch home which consists of three bedrooms, one recently updated full bath, kitchen, dining area, living room, laundry room, 10’ x 20’ rear screened porch, 25’ x 30’ attached two car garage and attic storage. It has an updated asphalt shingle roof, 200 amp electric service, oil fired boiler for hot water baseboard heat & hot water, central air conditioning and a private well and septic system. Amenities include GE Profile side by side refrigerator/freezer, GE wall oven, Kenmore flat top electric range, GE clothes washer and Kenmore clothes dryer. There is a 12’ x 20’ detached storage building with an overhead door. Sussex County Tax Map # 5-31 15.00 101.00 This adjoining lot measuring ap-proximately 75’ x 135’ +/- with no improvements offers a natural sanctuary for wildlife. Real Estate Terms: Purchaser shall pay $20,000.00 down payment day of sale with cash or certified check made payable to Wilson’s Auction Sales, the balance to be paid within 60 days. Purchaser to pay all cost of examination, preparing and transferring the deed. Purchaser shall pay 3/4% and the seller shall pay 3/4% of the Delaware 1 1⁄2% State Realty Transfer Tax. Property also subject to a 1 1⁄2% Sussex County Realty Transfer Tax with 3/4% to be paid by the seller and 3/4% to be paid by the purchaser. Purchaser shall pay any and all other property transfer tax and fees. If the above terms are not complied with, the down payment shall be forfeited. Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, but it is their intent to sell the property. Announcements made the day of sale take precedence over any and all other statements and advertisements. This property is being sold “As Is and Where Is” with no expressed or implied warranty. No Buyer’s Penalty.

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The Estate of Kathy Lynn Lord, Norma Knowles, Executrix Auctioneer’s Note: Make plans to attend this Auction of valuable real estate. Located in a quiet rural setting with access to the Nanticoke River, these parcels are nearby many major destinations and only minutes from major Routes 13 and 404. Visit our web site for a detailed listing, several color photos and a complete real estate deed description.

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MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008

Letters to the Editor Cuts to realty transfer tax

Recently, I was elected president of the Delaware Association of Counties. This organization comprises the County Councils and Levy Courts from all three Delaware counties. It is a great forum for the three counties and their elected officials to swap notes, share ideas and talk about the issues of the day as they relate to county government. At one of our recent meetings, the topic of most concern was the possibility of cuts to the realty transfer tax, the 3 percent levy attached to most property transactions. Funding from the tax is shared among the State, counties and municipalities – 1.5 percent to the State, the other 1.5 percent to either the county or town where the property is located. Of great concern to local officials is recent talk of reducing the local share of the realty transfer tax, and how each county would deal with cuts to such an important and vital revenue stream for local governments. I asked each county administrator to take a moment and list possible programs or services – even those in which we partner with the State – that would have to be eliminated or reduced if the transfer tax is cut. The results are sobering. In Sussex County, County government would be forced to cut about $4.5 million from the annual budget. This could potentially consist of cuts to our program to fund additional state police, the Sussex Conservation District, the University of Delaware Extension Service, local law enforcement revenue sharing with all municipalities, open space protection, sewer grants and expansion of the County airport. These are a few of the many important programs we would have to seriously examine, and possibly reduce or cut altogether, in order to balance our budget. In Kent County, some tough decisions would have to be made there, too. County officials there tell me that they would have to reduce $1.8 million from their budget or increase taxes 14 percent. Such items they would consider removing are funding for AgLand Preservation, dog control, grants to the fire service, the Conservation District, the University of Delaware and the Delaware Economic Development Office. And the news is no different in New Castle County. County officials would have to cut more than $5 million out of their budget or raise taxes 6.3 percent. The cuts they would look at include funding for such basic needs as police officers, paramedic staffing, the County’s share to fund local emergency management, grants to fire companies and libraries, and other types of grants. It’s clear that essential, locally provided services that the public depends upon might well suffer at the expense of decisions made in Dover this legislative session. We do not want this to happen. I have sent a letter to all members of the Delaware General Assembly, on behalf of the Delaware Association of Counties, stating the position of all three county governments. It is my hope that this will help remind our lawmakers how we spend

Stars’ Letters Policy All letters should include the writer’s name, address and phone number for verification purposes. Names will be published. No unsigned letters will be published. No letters which the management deems to be libelous will be published. The Star reserves the right to edit or reject any letters. Send your letters to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, or email morningstarpub the realty transfer tax revenue, and just what programs benefit from that funding – particularly those that allow us to partner with the state. We appreciate the cooperation we routinely receive from members of the General Assembly, and we’re hopeful these facts will satisfy any questions they or the public might have as to how the counties spend the money we are permitted to receive. We look forward to that continued cooperation as all levels of government work through these tough economic times. Dale Dukes

Sussex County Council

Name added to monument

The 2nd annual Delaware Confederate Memorial Day ceremonies were held at the Nutter Marvel Museum in Georgetown on Saturday, May 10. After a rainy beginning, the skies cleared and we added a new name to the Delaware Confederate Soldier’s Monument – William Bruce Martin, a former cadet at VMI in Lexington, Va. A crowd of about 100 people braved the weather to hear speeches, prayer, a rifle salute using period style firearms, a cannon salute and the ceremonial raising of the Confederate Battle Flag over the monument – all to honor the men of Delaware who supported the South in their fight for independence. We want to thank the Georgetown Historical Society for their support and for hosting the monument and the event; Jim Bowden, president of the GHS for his kind assistance; Wes Jones and the members of the Richmond Howitzers for providing the cannon; Historian Bruce Grant for speaking at the event; Georgetown Mayor Mike Wyatt for issuing a “Confederate History Week” proclamation and Town Councilman Charlie Koskey for presenting it at our event; Joyce Zoch and the ladies of the

Caleb Ross Chapter #2635, United Daughters of the Confederacy for providing refreshments; and the local media for fair, balanced reporting of our event and activities. Also, a special thanks to all members of the Delaware Grays, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2068 for their unyielding efforts in preserving history and presenting a true representation of the history of the South. Interested persons may inquire about membership by visiting our website at Robert Eldreth Jr.

Commander, Delaware Grays Camp 2068, Seaford

Thank you Seaford High seniors

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks for the friendship and support the Seaford High School senior class has given our daughter, Jessica. Electing her prom queen this past weekend made her senior prom the most magical night of her life. It is heart warming to see teenagers be so unselfish and compassionate to give a young lady like Jessica the gift of a lifetime. Our hats are off to the students in this class. Frank and Jinny Bird


May is older Americans month

For 45 years, every president since John F. Kennedy has established the month of May as a time to pay tribute to older adults. In 1963, only 17 million Americans lived to celebrate their 65th birthdays. Today, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, that number has grown to 37.8 million. The older population is on the threshold of a boom and according to the U.S. Census Bureau projections, a substantial increase in the number of older people will occur during the years 2010 to 2030, after the first Baby Boomers turn 65 in 2011. Currently, 14% of the Delaware population is over 65; in Maryland, 12% of the population is over 65. This year’s Older Americans Month theme, “Working Together for Strong, Healthy, and Supportive Communities,” highlights the importance of building part-

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nerships to ensure that older Americans are able to live with dignity and independence. At USDA Rural Development, we know that the overwhelming preference of the American people is to remain at home for as long as possible and to have the ability to choose where they live as they age. USDA Rural Development offers a variety of programs aimed at serving older Americans by providing safe, sanitary and affordable housing, health care and social needs. Rural Development has a program to help with home repairs to remove health and safety hazards for very low income and the elderly. Loans at 1% can be made for up to $20,000 to help with repairs, weatherization or handicap accessibility. In addition, grants of up to $7,500 can be made to persons 62 years or older. More than 80 homes were repaired last year in rural Delaware and rural Maryland. In many instances, the home repair program has made it possible for people to live their sunset years in a home where they raised a family. In fulfilling President Bush’s commitment to provide Americans enhanced consumer choices and the freedom to live independently, Rural Development also supports the construction or renovation of rental apartments that are dedicated to serving people age 62 or over. Through our Community Facilities program we provide public bodies and nonprofit organizations loan and grant funding to support rural community health care facilities, nursing homes and senior centers. As we reflect on Older Americans Month, we pause to celebrate the richness of our elder population. If you are aware of an older adult that could benefit from our home repair program, we encourage you to refer them to our agency. At the same time, we look forward to partnering with public bodies and nonprofit groups in rural areas to serve our aging America. The USDA Rural Development office serving Delaware and Maryland can be reached at 302-857-3580. Marlene Elliott Brown USDA Rural Development




MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008

Education Study shows Del Tech plays a vital role in the local economy they work for.” Delaware Technical & Community The college also impacts the state in College returns significantly more money other, more indirect ways. Most of the colto the pockets of Delaware taxpayers and lege’s 3,000 full- and part-time employees the college’s graduates than it takes out, are local residents, contributing to the loaccording to an independent study. cal tax base and spending their wages in The comprehensive study, entitled the the local economy. The college is also a Socioeconomic Impact Model (SEIM), “good neighbor,” evidenced by the fact was prepared by CCbenefits, a nationallythat 89 percent of the college’s expendirecognized economic research firm. tures benefit state and local vendors. The study documents the actual dollar “These numbers impact of the college are significant befrom three economic cause they validate perspectives: impact The state’s economy receives what our students on students; return roughly $1.8 billion in income and hundreds of on investment to tax- each year due to Delaware Tech Delaware employers payers; and impact and its students. already know — that on Delaware’s econthe college plays a omy. significant role in the financial well-being Impact on students of our students and the businesses they Delaware Tech graduated more than serve. What we haven’t been able to meas1,500 students at commencement ceremonies in all three counties last week. The ure before is the direct benefits to taxpayers and the economy, and this report reSEIM report found that students graduatveals in concrete terms what we’ve known ing from Delaware Tech enjoy a 22-percent annual return on their investment. Es- all along -- that our mission to provide access, opportunity, excellence and hope for sentially, for every dollar invested by a Delawareans is not just good economicalstudent in their education (including wages given up while attending classes in- ly for our students but for the community as a whole," said George. stead of working), they will receive $6.40 back in higher future earnings over the course of their working careers. Few investments offer students this level of return. In fact, over the course of a working lifetime, associate degree graduates from Delaware Tech earn $954,000 more than someone without a high school diploma. Return on investment to taxpayers The study also indicated that Del Tech is a smart investment for state and local government. While government-funded services and programs — like education — are greatly needed by the public, they are generally unprofitable in the marketplace. When investing in these public programs, even a small positive return of 4 percent is considered favorable and would justify continuing taxpayer support. However, Delaware Tech has exceeded these minimum expectations. In fiscal year 2005-2006, the college received approximately $85.8 million in federal, state and local funding, and Delaware Tech delivered a 13-percent return on those investments. Finally, taxpayers also benefit from reShe’s worked so hard for duced social costs. Education is statistithis day. Show her how cally correlated with reduced incidences of absenteeism, alcoholism and smoking; proud she’s made you a lower probability of committing crime; with a beautiful gift of and fewer welfare and unemployment claims. fresh flowers. Contribution to the economy According to the study, the state’s economy receives roughly $1.8 billion in income each year due to Delaware Tech and its students, a figure that amounts to roughly 4.1 percent of the state’s annual income. 302 According to college president Orlando 629-2644 410754-5835 J. George Jr., “This report quantifies the Stein Hwy. at Reliance significant impact our graduates are havJohn Beauchamp ing on the productivity of the businesses WE DELIVER

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Education Briefs Dr. Carson receives award

Woodbridge School District superintendent, Dr. Kevin Carson, has been awarded the Delaware Chief School Officers Association Superintendent of the Year ward for 2008. “It is a distinct honor to be recognized by one’s peers,” said Dr. Steven Godowsky, president of the Delaware Chief School Officers Association, in a letter to the Woodbridge School Board. “It is especially well deserved. Kevin was the CSOA president for the 2007-2008 school year, and in that capacity served with distinction by representing 19 school districts in many key roles and responsibilities, all of which support quality education for Delaware students.” Carson will represent Delaware in the National Superintendent of the Year competition.

Groves plans graduation

The James H. Groves Adult High School will hold its 44th commencement ceremony Tuesday, June 3, 7 p.m. in the Sussex Tech gymnasium. Students ranging in age from 17 to 60 will receive their diplomas. Family and friends are invited to share the occasion with the graduates.

The students attended classes at least two times per week. Most students work during the day and have families. The graduates qualify for the SEED program at Delaware Tech.

Cadet receives full scholarship

Sussex Technical High School senior Justin Rider of Bridgeville has received a four-year Army ROTC scholarship to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. He plans to study industrial engineering to prepare for a military career as a combat engineer. The scholarship will cover full tuition costs and is valued at over $50,000. At Sussex Tech, Rider has been a member of the Junior ROTC program for three years. He is the battalion commander of the Rider Raven Squad. His commendations include Distinguished Cadet, Excellent Staff Service and several commendation ribbons. He led the Raven Battalion to a ranking of Honor Unit with Distinction following its biennial inspection. Rider is the son of Lori Rider, Bridgeville, and Rob Rider, Seaford.

NOTICE Residents of Delmar Delaware School District

PRE-SCHOOL SCREENING (Childfind) This yearʼs screening of Delaware and Maryland children entering kindergarten through elementary will be done by the Wicomico County Childfind. If you suspect a disability or wish to have your child screened, please call: Bonnie Walston Director Wicomico Board Of Education (410) 677-4507 Donʼt wait until the child is ready to attend Delmar Elementary School! Call now! Screening of Younger Delaware Pre-schoolers will be done by Delmar, Delaware School District. If you suspect a disability and wish to have your child screened, please call: Jeanne Stone Delmar School District (302) 846-9544, ext. 143 The Delmar School District does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, services or activities based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Inquiries should be directed to the District Superintendent, 200 N. Eighth Street, Delmar, DE 19940-1399. Phone 302-846-9544.

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McKean, Cathell plan to marry Pattiva McKean of Gumboro and Derek E. Cathell of Frankford announce their upcoming marriage on June 14. Pattiva’s parents are Richard and Bousorn McKean of Kittery, Maine. She is the student activities coordinator/counselor at Sussex Technical High School. Derek is the son of Edward and Bonnie Cathell of Frankford. He is a member of the Delaware State Police. The wedding will take place at Frankford United Methodist Church. The Rev. Olen Shockley and Pastor Danny Tice will perform the ceremony, which will be followed by a reception at Bear Trap Dunes.

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Porter and Lecates to be wed CELEBRATING HER 80TH BIRTHDAY - Hilda Foskey was the guest of honor Sunday, May 18, at a surprise party for her 80th birthday. She celebrated with 85 members of her family and friends. Foskey, standing in the center of the back row, is surrounded by her children, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Julie Porter and Michael Lecates

Julie Porter and Michael Lecates announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Sharon Quillen, Georgetown, and Jerry Dale Porter, Delmar. Her stepfather is Charles Quillen. She attended Delmar schools and lives in Laurel. She is employed by C&S Services. She is also is a first responder and is pursuing studies in emergency medical services. Her fiancé is the son of Laura Kunde and Michael Lecates Sr. His stepfather is Daniel Kunde and his stepmother is Karen Lecates. He attended Delmar schools and lives in Laurel. He is employed by S&W Millwright. The wedding is planned for Aug. 8 at Delmar Fire Hall.

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Bongards earn divinity degrees The Revs. James C. Bongard and Karen M. Bongard, of Seaford, have graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Both were awarded diplomas for the 90 credit master of divinity degree at a graduation ceremony held on May 12 at the National Cathedral. Bruce Birch, academic dean, gave the message. The Bongards were members of Mount Olivet UMC in Seaford when they received their call to ordained ministry in 2002. James Bongard serves the three-point Ellendale United Methodist Circuit (Ellendale UMC, St. Johnstown UMC, and Chaplain’s Chapel UMC).

Karen Bongard serves Bethel United Methodist Church in Seaford. Last year, she received the Upper Fairmount Award for Ministry Excellence sponsored by Upper Fairmount UMC and Administered by the Seminary. The Bongards have served in their respective churches for the last five years; they have been full-time students for the last four. The Bongards will be commissioned next month by Bishop Marcus Matthews during the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference to be held at UMES (University of Maryland Eastern Shore) in Princess Anne.

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You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be a man to master the barbecue grill As the official grilling season ORETTA NORR kicks off this weekend, I must once again confront my lonely lot as perhaps the only female in Sussex County to â&#x20AC;&#x153;manâ&#x20AC;? the coals. As James Beard sagely noted, â&#x20AC;&#x153;That outdoor grilling is a manWith poultry and large roasts, an ly pursuit has long been beyond instant-read thermometer does question. If this wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t firmly un- the trick. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s those steaks and derstood, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never get grown chops that give the most trouble. men to put on those aprons with Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been using Karmelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;A-OK pictures of dancing wienies and testâ&#x20AC;? for a long time. With this things on the front and messages method and a bit of practice, you like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Come â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Get It.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? It was can tell with just a touch if your with some pleasure then that I food is done to your taste. Really discovered Elizabeth Karmel. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it works: Growing up in North Carolina â&#x20AC;˘ Using your left hand, make and raised on barbecue, Karmel an OK sign, where the thumb and is generally regarded as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ameriforefinger make a circle. Let your caâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s female grilling expert.â&#x20AC;? Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fingers touch lightly as if you appeared on many Food Network were holding a butterfly. shows, written articles for several â&#x20AC;˘ Using your right forefinger, food publications like Cooking poke the muscle in your left palm Light, Bon AppĂŠtit and Saveur at the base of your thumb. Feel and is the author of her own how soft the muscle is. This is cookbook, Taming the Flame. In the equivalent of what raw meat 2001, Karmel created her Girls at feels like when you poke it with the Grill Web site. This useryour tongs or a clean finger. friendly site is full of easy inâ&#x20AC;˘ Move your left middle finger structions and recipes. Within six to meet your thumb. Again poke hours of the first airing, it had your palm at the base of your several million hits and thouthumb and feel how the area has sands of e-mails, proving that become firmer. This is the equivthere are a lot of women out alent of rare meat. there who are tired of overcooked â&#x20AC;˘ Now move your left ring finsteaks. But Karmelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grilling tips ger to meet your thumb. Feel are not only helpful, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re genhow the area at the base of your der-neutral. The guys can learn a thumb becomes even firmer. This thing or two from this â&#x20AC;&#x153;queen of is the equivalent of medium. the grill.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ And finally, move your left Here are a few of Karmelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pinkie finger to meet your thumb. tips for successful grilling that I Feel how the area at the base of think everyone should know: your thumb becomes extremely There are two basic cooking firm. This is the equivalent of methods for grilling â&#x20AC;&#x201D; direct and well-done meat. indirect. Direct grilling means Remember that meat will high heat; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like broiling only continue to cook after itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rewith the heat directly under the moved from the heat, so you food. Indirect grilling means low- should take it off when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slighter heat and is more like baking or ly less than your desired degree roasting. With the indirect of doneness. method, your food is placed in Finally, once the meat comes the middle with the coals on eioff the grill, it needs to rest to rether side. In the case of a gas absorb its juices. If you skip this grill, the outside burners are on step, your meat could become dry and the middle burner under the and tough. Place it on a warm meat is off. Heat is evenly displatter and leave it undisturbed tributed and circulates around the for a few minutes. The larger the food. Indirect grilling is best for cut of meat, the longer it should food that takes more than 20 rest. Chicken breasts only need minutes to cook. It should be about 5 minutes, while a pork done in a covered grill. Karmel butt needs about 20. says to think of how difficult it This Girls at the Grill rib would be to bake a cake with the recipe is a great way to practice oven door open. your new grilling skills. A combo method is great for steaks and chops. First, sear the Bubbaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bunch Baby Back meat by the direct method to Ribs make those pretty crosshatch Serves 6 to 8 marks, then move it over the Grilling method: indirect with turned off burner to finish grilling medium-low heat and again, close that grill! 4 racks baby back ribs The doneness test seems to be 2 lemons, cut in half the one that grillers fail the most.



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Bulldogs win nine inning nail-biter over Smyrna, 3-2 By Pat Murphy The Laurel Bulldogs and the Smyrna Eagles played a late season game under the lights on Judy Johnson Field in Frawley Stadium (the home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks) on Thursday, May 15. It really was not where they played the game, but the quality of their play that won the respect of the crowd that attended the epic struggle which was won by the Bulldogs, 3-2, in nine thrilling innings. It ended with an exciting play as Laurel’s crackerjack sophomore center fielder Chris Cutsail laid down a perfect suicide squeeze to end the game. Laurel kept the game tied from the second inning until the ninth with outstanding pitching efforts from starter Lance Kelley (six and two thirds innings with one earned run) and freshman southpaw Branden Fischer (two and a third innings, no runs). Fischer got the win. Smyrna pitcher Pat Hoey pitched eight and a third innings for the Eagles and suffered the tough luck loss. The Bulldogs beat the Eagles, 11-7, earlier in the year. “Oh man, you have to give a lot of credit to Smyrna. I think we are a good team and good teams find a way to win,” said head coach Jerry Mears. “Lance (Kelley) and Branden (Fischer) stepped up and we won.” The game started with Smyrna’s Jason Erow hitting the fourth pitch from Kelley 375 feet to deep center field and coasting into third with a triple. One out later Andrew Faulkner delivered a sacrifice fly to

Laurel catcher Kelsey Oliphant takes a throw from first baseman Mariah Dickerson to get the Indian River runner at the plate during last Thursday’s 7-1 win. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel softball team tops IR to finish above .500, earn state playoff berth By Mike McClure

Laurel senior David Bartee delivers a pitch during a win over Woodbridge last week. Bartee drove in a pair of runs in the Bulldogs’ loss to Caravel. Photo by Mike McClure

give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. Smyrna scored its second and last run in the second. Nick Ferdulis drew a two Continued on page 45

The Laurel varsity softball team finished the regular season with a 10-9 record after a 7-1 win over Indian River and a 4-0 loss to Red Lion Christian last week. On Thursday, IR took a 1-0 lead on an RBI single by Lizzy Handy to score Hayley Brennan (walk) in the top of the first. Laurel starter Stephanie Wheatley got an inning ending strikeout to strand a runner at second in the inning. Laurel’s Brittney Brittingham hit a one out double in the bottom of the second inning but was left at third base. In the top of the third, Brennan walked before being thrown out at second on a fielder’s choice, Wheatley notched a strikeout, and catcher Kelsey Oliphant

Laurel’s Brooke Evans collects a single during her team’s win over Indian River last week. Evans had two hits and two runs for the Bulldogs. Photo by Mike McClure

STATE TRACK MEET- Laurel’s Twila McCrea represented the Bulldogs in the Division II girls’ 400 meter run during the state track and field meet last weekend. See local results on page 42. Photo by Mike McClure

DELMAR BASEBALL- Delmar lefty Mark Timmons takes a cut during last week’s home contest against Milford. Timmons went 2-for-4 with two doubles in the 7-3 loss. See page 45 for more on the Wildcats’ baseball team. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel second baseman Brittney Brittingham looks to make contact with a pitch during last week’s win over IR. Brittingham doubled and drove in a pair for the Bulldogs. Photo by Mike McClure

threw out the runner trying to steal second. In the bottom of the inning, Kelsey Willey walked, Wheatley was hit by a pitch, Brooke Evans reached first on a fielder’s choice with Willey being forced out at third, and Jenna Cahall hit an RBI single to knot the score. Indian River put a runner in scoring position with a leadoff walk and a sac bunt in the top of the fourth, but the runner was thrown out at the plate following a single and throws from Willey (right fielder) to Mariah Dickerson (first base) Continued on page 45


MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008

Sussex Tech’s David Ricksecker is shown leading the pack during the Division I boys’ 1,600 meter run. Ricksecker placed fourth in the event. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford’s Ambre’ Burbage is shown competing in the triple jump during the state track and field meet last Saturday at Caesar Rodney High School. Burbage finished third in the event for Division II. Photo by Mike McClure

Sussex Tech’s Emily Ritter placed sixth in the Division I girls’ 1,600 meter run during last weekend’s state track and field meet. Photo by Mike McClure REAL ESTATE RENTALS INSURANCE

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Western Sussex athletes compete in state track and field meet The following are the local results from the high school state track and field meet which took place last weekend at Caesar Rodney: Boys- Division I- long jump- 2. Darius Sivels, Sussex Tech, 21’ 7 1/4”; high jump2. Sivels, Sussex Tech, 6’, 4. Tyrone Hickman, Sussex Tech, 5’ 10”; 1,600- 4. David Ricksecker, Sussex Tech, 4:31.41; 800- 2. Andrew Townsend, Sussex Tech, 1:57.78 Division II- 3,200 meter relay- 5. Seaford, 8:37.8; long jump- 3. David Albert, Laurel, 21’ 5”, 5. Keyshawn Purnell, Seaford, 20’ 3 3/4”; high jump- 4. Lee Mayer, Seaford, 5’ 8”; 300 hurdles- Mayer, Seaford, 43.11; pole vault- 4. Zach Hearn, Seaford, 11’ 6”; triple jump- 3. Albert, Laurel, 42’ 10 1/2”, Purnell, Seaford, 42’ 8”; discus- 5. Tyrell Whitney, Laurel, 120’ 11”, 6. Clay Lester, Seaford, 118’ 1” Girls- Division I- 1,600- 6. Emily Ritter, Sussex Tech, 5:35.96 Division II- triple jump- 3. Ambre’ Burbage, Seaford, 34’ 7”; shot put- 3. Kaneesha Gardner, Seaford, 31’ 11 1/2”; pole vault- 4t. Katie Parsons, Delmarva Christian, 8’, 6. Alyssa Casey, Seaford, 7’ 6”

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Laurel, Sussex Tech softball teams earn state tourney bids The Laurel and Sussex Tech varsity softball teams earned berths in the state tournament, which starts on Wednesday, May 22. Sussex Tech, the defending state champions, earned the third seed and will host Concord (No. 14) in the first round. Laurel (No. 12) visits Caesar Rodney (No. 5) in other opening round action.

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MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008


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

Male Athlete of the WeekBranden Fischer- Laurel

Female Athlete of the Week- Brooke Evans- Laurel

Laurel shortstop Brooke Evans collected two hits and scored two runs in her team’s win over Woodbridge last Tuesday. Evans also had two hits, two runs, and an RBI to help the Bulldogs top IR on Thursday. Honorable mention- Katie Elliott- Delmar; Katie McMahon- Delmar; Corie Elliott- Delmar; Maribeth Beach- Delmar; Stephanie Wheatley- Laurel; Jenna CahallLaurel; Brittney Brittingham- Laurel; Alexis Oliphant- Laurel; Maxine Fluharty- Sussex Tech; Katie Parsons- Delmarva Christian; Emily Ritter- Sussex Tech; David Albert- Laurel; Tyrell Whitney- Laurel; Matt Parker- Laurel; David Bartee- Laurel; Lance Kelley- Laurel; Chris Cutsail- Laurel; Justin Thomas- Delmar; Taylor BallardDelmar; Dylan Shupe- Delmar; Matt Campbell- Delmar; Drew Merrill- Delmar; David Webster- Delmar; Eric Sharff- Sussex Tech; Steve Sharff- Sussex Tech; Clayton Bunting- Sussex Tech; Herb Quick- Sussex Tech; Darius Sivels- Sussex Tech; David Ricksecker- Sussex Tech; Andrew Townsend- Sussex Tech

Laurel freshman Branden Fischer earned a win in relief in the Bulldogs victory over Smyrna last Thursday in Wilmington. Fischer struck out five in two and a third innings of shutout ball.


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Hello again from Jupiter, Fla. It has been a long two weeks for me because I’m so used to waking up around 9 or 10 a.m. But now I’ve been waking up at 7 a.m. every day. It’s so hard not being able to be with my team right now and not being able to pitch. I really have been working hard in the weight room and running to stay in shape for when I’m ready to go back to playing. Probably the best part of being down here if there is a good part is rehabbing with some of the big league players. There are not many big names players but they actually have played in the big leagues: Anibal Sanchez, Sergio Mitre, and Josh Johnson just to name a few. It’s good to see how they go about doing their work. You would think since they make all the money that they do they would slack off and just go through the motions but they don’t. They work so hard and its good to see that because now you know how hard you have to work to get to that point. It also nice to have them here to because they buy all of the rehab players food least three times a week and when I said food I don’t mean just a sandwich and a bag of chips, I mean a full buffet, like one day we had Boston Market and another day we had BBQ chicken and ribs. It just varies on who is buying it and what they want to eat. Well I started throwing again last week but when I saying throwing I don’t mean

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Laurel Little League scores for the week of May 12 Baseball- Major League- Reds 16, Orioles 1- Highlights for the Reds: Kodi Brown went 3-for-3 with a double and two singles and four runs; Corey Mitchell went 3-for-4 with three singles and three runs; and Dustin Allen, Jacob Adkins, Austin Tanner, Malik Holden, and Tyler Hill all had base hits. Billy Ball also had a walk, a hit, and a run. Bobby Townley gave up no runs on not hits and struck out five in three innings in relief of Mitchell who allowed one run on three hits in one plus innings. Adkins also gave up no runs and one hit in one inning while striking out three. Highlights for the Orioles: Shane Baker had a triple and a run and Alan Lubiniecki collected two singles, and Conner Evans added a single. Lubiniecki also had a nice unassisted double play at third base, catching a line drive and tagging the bag. Travis Neeley made a pair of catches in right field. Reds 4, Yankees 3- Highlights for the Reds: Austin Tanner pitched striking out seven and Bobby Townley got the save and added a strikeout. Dustin Allen walked three times and scored twice; Jacob Adkins hit a triple and scored a run; Townley hit a single and scored a run; and Kodi Brown, Devon Burke and Malik Holden each singled. Highlights for the Yankees: Caleb Murphy pitched striking out six batters; Caine Collins went 3-for-3 with three singles.; Jacob Carney doubled; Shai Mears hit a double and scored a run.; Colby Cambron singled and scored a run; and Les Riggleman scored a run. Laurel and Delmar coaches: Send your results to the Star at 302-629-9243 (f) or today. Give your players the recognition they deserve by putting their names in the Laurel and Delmar newspaper, the Star.

Delmar varsity golf team is edged by Sussex Central Adam Mariner led the Delmar varsity golf team with a score of 50 in a 196-214 loss to Sussex Central. Weston Breda added a 52 and Jamie Lees shot a 57 for the Wildcats.

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off of the mound. I started playing catch for five minutes at 60 feet and five minutes at 90 feet and it was feeling pretty good. Then this week I started five minutes and 60 feet and then 10 minutes at 90 feet and my elbow stared to flare up again and I started getting the same pain I did before. So I’m going to see the doctor again on May 19 to see what we can do next. The one thing that you have to do when your in the minors is stay healthy, that’s the only the way you can move up the ladder in their organization. It’s just so frustrating cause I just can’t seem to stay healthy every time I get into a pro organization. So who knows maybe it will work out for me. Well until next time I hope everyone has a good week and I will write again next week.

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MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008 Laurel baseball continued out walk and Erow’s deep fly to right was misjudged by the usually sure fielding Josh Kosiorowski, giving the Eagles an unearned run and a 2-0 lead. In the Bulldog second they tried to score as Hoey’s control failed him. Walks to Jake Dubinski and Brandon Hearne, followed by an infield single by Kyle Brown, loaded the bases. Jamie Ruhl worked a walk for one run and Kelley’s deep fly ball got the second run in. The third run was not to be as a perfect nine to four to two relay had Brown out at the plate. Brown hurled himself over the catcher and landed on his right shoulder and elbow. An inning later he had to be removed from the game. Both pitchers settled in and retired the side without much trouble in the third and fourth innings, but in the fifth Smyrna had runners on first and second with no outs. David Brower walked and was forced out at third on a comebacker to Kelley for the first out. Faulkner’s smash was snared by third baseman Brandon Horsey who touched third for the second out and catcher Zack Bonniwell threw out Travis Ford attempting to steal to end the Eagles’ attempt to score. Hits by Matt Parker and Bonniwell in the bottom of the fifth were also wasted as Hoey retired the next two hitters on fly balls to center and right field. In the top of the seventh, after two outs, the Eagles loaded the bases on a sin-

gle and two walks. Enter Fischer who struck out John Ford on four pitches. The score remained 2-2 into the bottom of the ninth as Fischer struck one out in the eighth and retired the side with three strikeouts (all called). “No pressure, I love these situations. I love baseball,” Fischer said. In the bottom of the ninth, it ended quickly. Billy Yossick worked a full count before walking and moved up to second on Hoey’s third balk of the evening. Kelley worked the count to 3-2 also and took the next pitch and hit to second to move Yossick to third. On the very first pitch to Cutsail he laid down a perfect bunt, pushing it past the pitcher with Yossick scoring to end the classic struggle as one team (Laurel) tried for a playoff position and the other played for pride. Hoey gave up three runs, all earned, in eight and a third innings. He surrendered six hits, struck out four, and walked six. Kelley pitched six and two thirds innings allowing two runs, one earned, on five hits while striking out four. Fischer got the win pitching two and a third innings, striking out five of seven hitters. On Saturday, May 17, the Bulldogs entertained the Caravel Bucs. What happened in the game was less than entertaining, however, as Caravel coasted to a 9-2 victory leaving Laurel with a 12-6 record with one game to go in their quest for a playoff berth. David Bartee drove in the two Laurel runs in the sixth inning.

Send us your sports scores - it’s easy! Laurel pitcher Stephanie Wheatley fields a bunt during her team’s home win over Indian River last week. Wheatley allowed one run in seven innings for the win. Laurel third baseman Jenna Cahall is shown running to third base. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel softball continued and Dickerson to Kelsey Oliphant. Wheatley then got an inning ending strikeout. Laurel took the lead in the bottom of the fifth when Evans and Kelsey Oliphant each singled, Cahall reached on a fielder’s choice to load the bases, and Alexis Oliphant walked to force in a run. Brittingham added a two-run singled and Alexis Oliphant scored on a wild pitch to make it 5-1. In the bottom of the sixth, Wheatley ledoff with a triple, Evans delivered an RBI single, Cahall singled to right, and Alexis Oliphant singled up the middle to

score Evans (7-1). Laurel clinched the win in the final inning as Willey snared a liner to right for the final out of the game following a leadoff walk. Evans went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI; Cahall had two hits, a run, and an RBI; Brittingham collected two hits including a double and drove in a pair; and Alexis Oliphant added one hit, one run, and two RBIs. Kelsey Oliphant contributed one hit and one run, Dickerson went 1-for-2 with a walk, and Wheatley batted 1-for-2 with a triple for Laurel. Laurel lost to Red Lion Christian, 4-0, in a non-conference game on Wednesday.

Coaches and parents are invited to send any team scores that they would like to see featured in the Star. Items can be e-mailed to or faxed to 302-629-9243.

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

MEETING AT THIRD BASE- Laurel head coach Jerry Mears and players Jamie Ruhl, Josh Kosiorowski, and Lance Kelley gather at third base during a pitching change last week in a win over Woodbridge. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel first baseman Jamie Ruhl waits for the throw to first during his team’s game against Smryna at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington. Photo by Pat Murphy

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MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008


Delmar Sports Scene By Tommy Young

Delmar senior Joe Pete stands at second base after singling in a run during a seventh inning rally last Thursday in Delmar. The rally fell short in a 7-3 loss to Milford. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar baseball ends regular season with a pair of losses The Delmar varsity baseball team fell to 6-7 in the Henlopen Conference and 12-8 with losses to Milford and Polytech last week. On Wednesday, David Webster went 2-for-4 with two doubles, Dylan Shupe batted 3for-4 with a double, Drew Merrill was 2-for-3, and Matt Campbell homered in the Wildcats’ 8-5 loss to Polytech. On Thursday, Milford scored one in the top of the first before Delmar tied it at 1-1 with a run in the second. The Bucs tallied six runs in the sixth inning for a 7-1 advantage. Delmar put two more runs on the board in the bottom of the seventh with Joe Pete collecting an RBI single. Chad Porter drew a walk to load the bases with one away but the ducks were left on the pond in the 7-3 loss. Mark Timmons went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and Campbell had two hits including a triple.

All four of the Wildcat varsity spring sports teams concluded their regular season last week by each team losing their final game for the 2008 season, even the girls’ soccer team, which was the only team to clinch a playoff berth. They were shut out by Caesar Rodney, which went undefeated this year, 14-0. Meanwhile, the other Wildcat team that had high hopes of making the playoffs was the baseball team as they only had Smyrna to beat and that would give them a 12-6 record and a very good chance to get in the playoffs. They had to play makeup rained out games with Polytech and Milford and lost them both which gave them an 12-8 record and placed them on the bubble for a playoff spot. In the Polytech game, Matt Campbell pitched well enough to win also, but he only gave up one earned run in five innings and Drew Merrill who relieved him only gave up two earned runs, but the defense really let them down. One inning Campbell struck out five men to get out of an inning. Campbell, David Webster, Dylan Shupe, and Merrill all had two or more hits to lead Delmar’s offense, but it wasn’t enough. Then on Thursday, Mark Timmons pitched well enough to win after some early control problems, but he pitched his way out of them; however, this took a lot out of his arm, and he had to leave the game in the sixth inning because of his pitch count. The score at this time was tied at 1-1, but Jose Dina, who had pitched well in his last outing, was banged by Milford pretty good as the final score was Milford 7-Delmar 3. Campbell and Timmons each had two hits for Delmar. All this happened after Dylan Shupe had shut out Smyrna, 7-0, on Tuesday, striking out 14. Three games a week is a killer, especially on smaller schools as they do not have the pitching the larger schools do. The Delmar softball team lost their final game to Smyrna as the Smyrna

pitcher shut them out 10-0 while tossing a no hitter. However, this young Wildcat team wound up 7-10 which was as good as they thought they would do because of the age of their pitching staff. The lacrosse program came a long way this year for a first year sport at Delmar. The JVs looked very good at times and should figure into next year’s success of the program. However, they will lose two of their leading scorers, Taylor Ballard and Justin Thomas, through graduation. Taylor made the allconference first team, and Justin was on the Honorable Mention squad, and Coach Mark Quillen was voted the Henlopen Coach of the Year, not bad for a first year team. ASSISTS AND ERRORS- As you might have guessed, this is not the column I intended to write, but I did not get up with Coach Hearn in time to get the information I needed to do something on the graduation athletes. I have some information on some of them, but I did not want to use it a little at a time. This was not Coach Hearn’s fault as he was the busiest person at Delmar High School last week. Let’s see he had to reschedule the baseball games, get the field in shape, and get the officials for these games; meanwhile, he is still trying to fill his football schedule for next year, which is a tough job every year. This is part of his job as Delmar’s athletic director; however, he has been smart enough to surround himself with the best coaching staffs in the state for the two sports, football and baseball, where he is the top man. He has a daughter graduating this year, is looking for a new boys’ basketball coach, and don’t forget the three games he had to handle from his third base coaching box. All this plus teaching his driver education classes at DHS. No wonder he could not get me the information that I wanted. Hopefully, with the help of Linda Budd and the guidance counselor and other things slowing down, I will get it all in next week’s column.

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Raven Roundup: Boys’ lacrosse falls in first round By Mike McClure The young Sussex Tech boys’ lacrosse team lost to Brandywine, 17-3, in the first round of the state tournament last Saturday. David Fluharty had two goals, Jacob Bernier netted one goal, Quinn Stewart added one assist, Nick Robinson made four saves, and Justin Williams had two saves for the Ravens. Girls’ lacrosse team edged by CR- The Sussex Tech girls’ lacrosse team fell to Caesar Rodney, 15-14, in the final home game of their inaugural season. The Ravens held a 7-3 lead at the half but CR won on a game-winning goal with 36 seconds left for the 15-14 victory. Maxine Fluharty netted 12 goals, Lindsay Danz had one goal and two assists, Sara Adams added one goal, and Caitlin Stone recorded 14 saves. Bunting is medalist in golf win- Sussex Tech’s Clayton Bunting was the medalist with a score of 38 in his team’s 167-177 win over Milford last Thursday. Dustin Miller shot a 40, Andrew Sellers had a 44, and Michael Cunningham added a 45. Baseball team wins one of two- The Sussex Tech baseball team earned a 12-2 win over Dover last Thursday before falling to Seaford, 12-3, on Saturday. On Thursday, Steve Sharff collected two doubles, drove in a pair, and allowed two runs in five innings for the win. Seth Hastings added two hits and two RBIs, Eric Sharff had two hits including a double and drove in two, Jared Allen tripled, and Sam Grahovac doubled. Hastings had a pair of hits including a home run in his team’s loss to Seaford.

Raider reliever Reuss Idler prepares to deliver a pitch during his team’s loss to Laurel last week. Photo by Mike McClure

Bulldogs waltz to a 10-0 win over Blue Raiders By Pat Murphy The Laurel Bulldogs got a break on Tuesday, May 13 as they got an extra home game. The Woodbridge Raiders’ field was too wet, so the contest was moved to the Bulldogs’ home field. The Bulldogs all but put the game away in the first inning when they scored six runs. Laurel starter David Bartee allowed only four hits and no runs in the five inning contest. The Bulldogs’ leadoff man Lance Kelley started things off with a single, Chris Cutsail walked, Matt Parker doubled in one run, Zack Bonniwell walked, and Brandon Hearne followed with a walk to score another run. Hot hitting Kyle Brown then singled as well as did Bartee, giving the Bulldogs a 6-0 lead against starter and loser Tyler Patterson. He was relieved by Reuss Idler who surrendered a run in the third and three in the fourth to bring it to a 10-0 slaughter rule decision. The Bulldogs scored their seventh run as Kelley singled, advanced to second on a balk, and strolled home on an error after Cutsail singled. The Bulldogs put the game away in the fourth inning. Parker again doubled, Bonniwell drew his third walk, Hearne promptly doubled in both runners, Brown singled, and Bartee grounded out with the final run scoring when Jacob Dubinski singled. The Raiders managed hits by Greg Callaway, Dustin Richards, Patterson, and Reuss Idler.

Sussex Tech senior Jamar Beckett is shown signing a letter of intent to attend Delaware State University where he will wrestle and study biology. Shown (l to r) are: sitting- Janice Beckett, Jamar’s mother; Jamar Beckett; Alferd Beckett, Jamar’s father; standing- wrestling coaches Kurt Schneck, Scott Layfield and Tom Shaffer.

Seaford Department of Recreation to hold summer tennis programs

Delaware Tech softball team falls in NJCAA World Series

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

The Delaware Technical and Community College (Owens Campus) softball team lost to Heartland Community College (Ill.), 10-3, in their final World Series game last Thursday. Kim Owens (Sussex Tech) singled in a pair of runs in the third inning, Bitty Hood (Seaford) went 2-for-4, and Mindi Wheatley (Delmar) added one hit and one run. DelTech opened the tournament with a 5-1 win over CCBC Catonsville earlier in the day. Hood had two hits, two runs, and an RBI; Lauren Witzke (Delmar) had a hit and a run, and Erin Tingle (Delmar) collected a hit and allowed one run on four hits and struck out 13 in seven innings for the win. The Roadrunners also fell to Copiah Lincoln, 6-0, in game two. Witzke and Wheatley each collected one hit in the loss.

Seaford Department of Recreation to hold a football clinic The Seaford Department of Recreation will hold a football clinic July 31- August 2 from 5-8 p.m. The clinic is open to children ages 7-13 at a cost of $20. This is a noncontact clinic that will focus on the fundamentals and basic skills of football. It will be instructed by Darnell Savage and other recreation football coaches.

Beckett signs letter of intent to attend Delaware State Henlopen Conference wrestling champion Jamar Beckett of Milton will wear the Delaware State University uniform next year after receiving a full scholarship to the school. Jamar is only the second Sussex Tech wrestler to win over 100 matches. He won the 215 pound Henlopen Conference crown, but lost the state title by one point in the final round of competition. Beckett plans to study biology at college.

14U Delaware Roadrunners holding tryouts May 27 The 14U Delaware Roadrunners Select Baseball Team will hold tryouts on Tuesday, May 27 at 6 p.m. at Sports at the Beach, Field 8 in Georgetown. The tryouts are open to experienced and talented baseball players that turn 14 after April 30, 2007. If you are interested in trying out, please call (302) 249-7957 for more info.

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Shown (l to r) are members of the Delaware Stingers U19 team who played in the BFHA Beach Bash: back- Abby Adkins, Betsey Coulbourn, Jara Pugh, Lauren Songer, Jennifer Short, Heather Solomon, and Sara McCabe; middle row- Taylor Keiffer, Kenna Rollins, Joanna Chelariu, Kayla Krause, Taylor Hatfield, and Darien Scott; front row- Beth Swadley and Ellen Rowe. Jennifer Short was the Stingers’ coach for this tournament. Lloydlee Heite is also the Stingers U19 and adult league coach.

Delaware Stingers U19 team plays in BFHA Beach Bash Members of the Delaware Stingers U19 team recently played in the ninth annual BFHA Beach Bash, held at Hudson’s fields in Milton. This is an 11 vs. 11 outdoor tournament featuring some of the best teams in the tri-state area. The Stingers record was 4-2 and they won their final game on strokes when Beth Swadley and Sara McCabe scored and goalie Lauren Songer blocked two out of three strokes. The Stingers finished third in pool B and in ninth overall out of 23 teams. Leading scorers for the Stingers were Ellen Rowe and McCabe. Also putting in goals were Swadley, Heather Solomon, and Taylor Hatfield and Songer did a great job in goal. The Stingers are preparing for their summer league season in Dover. They will have a high school team and an adult team. For more information about the Stingers call 302-337-8545 or visit

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Seaford boys’ tennis players advance to state semifinals The Seaford High boys’ tennis first and second doubles teams advanced to the state semifinals with wins on Monday. In first doubles, the Blue Jays’ Trevor Lee and Tony Fascelli defeated Robert Phillips and Rohan Patel of the Charter School of Wilmington 6-0, 5-7, 6-4. In second doubles, Drew Venables and Ehtan Lee defeated Dave Hamilton and Ryan Henzes of Salesianum 5-7, 7-5, 6-4. In the girls’ tennis state quarterfinals, Kelly Kimpton lost in first single, 6-1, 6-0 and the first doubles team of Jeanmarie Ferber and Emily Nielson fell, 6-1, 6-1.

Delmar girls’ soccer falls to Tower Hill in first round of states The eighth ranked Delmar girls’ soccer team’s season came to a close with a 6-1 loss to Tower Hill in the first round of the state tournament on Tuesday in Dover. Katie McMahon netted the Wildcats’ lone goal to cut the Hillers’ lead to 2-1. Tower Hill added another goal for a 3-1 lead at the half before scoring three unanswered goals in the second half. Tower Hill held a 16-12 advantage in shots.

Laurel catcher Zach Bonniwell makes contact with a pitch for a grand slam to help his team to a 9-6 win over Indian River on Monday. Bonniwell had three hits including his fourth homer of the year. Photo by Mike McClure

Bonniwell’s booming bat carries Laurel to 9-6 win over Indian River By Pat Murphy The Laurel Bulldogs found themselves in a huge hole on Monday, May 19 at home against Indian River. Starter Trevor Abbott limited Laurel to two hits and no runs through five innings. In the bottom of the sixth, however, Nick Kmetz relieved Abbott and the Bulldogs rattled the fences for six hits and eight runs to upset the fifth ranked Indians. Featured in the big inning were two home runs, one by Brandon Hearne and a grand slam by catcher Zach Bonniwell. Lance Kelley got the win in relief. The win may put the Bulldogs in the playoffs which start on Saturday. David Bartee started for Laurel and had a very shaky first inning, giving up a triple to Abbott and a long home run to hot hitting Luis Barriento. In the second, the Indians scored three more and it appeared the rout was on. Three hits, a walk, and an error resulted in Indian River taking a 5-0 lead before Branden Fischer came in and struck out Luke Wingate to stop the bleeding. Fischer allowed his only run in the fifth and kept the score at 6-0.

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dead center field. “When he hit Parker he made a mistake, he pushed me to hit one. I was definitely happy.” The home run made it 9-6 as the boisterous Laurel fans could be heard down Central Avenue. Kmetz retired Hearne for the third out and the Bulldogs went into the seventh with a 9-6 lead and their “pen man” on the hill. Kelley allowed a harmless single before retiring the side for the Laurel win. Bulldogs notes: Bonniwell had two hits in the sixth inning. His average is hovering around .400 for the year. The unsung hero had to be freshman Fischer who had an outstanding outing in relief, holding the Indians to one run in three and a third innings. Kelley got the win making him 5-0 with three saves and a 1.83 earned run average in conference play. Hearne leads the team with five home runs followed by Bonniwell’s four.


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Kelley came on in the sixth and retired the side in order. In the bottom of the sixth inning former Laurel athlete Kmetz arrived on the scene and Bonniwell greeted him with a scorching single followed by Hearne’s fifth home run of the year to make it 6-3. The Indians were getting restless before Kmetz seemed to settle down, retiring the next two hitters before Jamie Ruhl and Billy Yossick each singled. Kelley then delivered a single to score Ruhl. Cutsail was then plunked to load the bases and when Matt Parker was also plunked to force in a run, the tension heightened. Earlier in the contest Bonniwell bowled over Indian River catcher Bo Wilkerson and Bartee ran into first sacker Wingate as he crossed in front of Bartee to field a high, wind blown popup. “I knew it was gone,” Bonniwell said of his line drive grand slam home run to

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Delaware recycling bill heads to Senate On a mixed vote, the House of Representatives has passed a bill designed to jump-start Delaware’s lackluster recycling efforts. House Bill 159, passed by a vote of 25 to 14, seeks to establish a framework for a statewide residential curbside recycling system. Under the measure, local governments and other waste haulers that do not have curbside recycling programs in place by the beginning of next year would pay a surcharge. The fee would apply regardless of whether the waste was disposed of in Delaware or elsewhere. The surcharge would provide revenue for a fund administered by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). Among other things, the money would be used to issue grants to local governments looking to establish new curbside recycling programs. Grants could also be used for private sector recycling initiatives and to support education and outreach efforts. The bill is “landmark legislation” because it’s the first time a chamber of the Delaware General Assembly has passed a measure

Twenty-three cadets graduate from DOC The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) graduated and assigned 23 cadets to serve as correctional officers and three cadets to serve as correctional officer/food service specialists during a Friday, May 9 ceremony at the DepartCahall ment s administrative headquarters in Dover. Cadets took the oath of office and received their assignments before family, friends and DOC officials. Graduates completed nine weeks of Edge training, including hands-on and classroom sessions in a multitude of areas, including weapons familiarization, defensive tactics, emergency preparedness, report writing, substance abuse training, CPR/Basic First Aid and inter-personal communication. The graduates will join the ranks of more than 1,700 DOC employees in the Correctional Officer series who uphold the Departments mission of protecting the public by supervising more than 7,000 adult offenders in DOC facilities throughout the state. Local graduates include Ewen Cahall of Bridgeville and Dean Edge of Greenwood, who were both assigned to the Delaware Correctional Center as correctional officers.

to facilitate recycling on a statewide scale. Delaware’s current recycling model relies on people taking material to designated drop-off sites – a protocol that has been ineffective and costly. The Delaware Solid Waste Authority reportedly lost $10 million on its recycling program in fiscal year 2007 alone. Supporters also say

increasing recycling will divert more waste from the state’s three landfills, lengthening their lifespan. The bill was amended to allow local governments to seek an exemption from the three dollar fee if they offer an effective curbside recycling program to their residents. To qualify, the programs would have to initially recycle at least 10 percent of their

waste stream. To maintain the exemption, these programs would need to achieve a 20 percent recovery rate the following year and 30 percent the year after that. Some House members raised objections to the proposal. “This recycling bill does nothing more than create another layer of government,” said State Rep. Joe Booth (R-Georgetown).

“It has a $3 per ton fee that’ll (be paid) by every person in the State of Delaware to raise $4 million of which $225,000 is guaranteed to go to the Department of Natural Resources to hire employees to administrate this grants program. I think there is a better way to go about this.” The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration.


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Health Board certification to undergo changes By Dr. Anthony Policastro I recently attended the annual meeting of the medical licensing boards. One reason to go to meetings is to learn about trends. There is clearly a new trend for physician board certification. At one time, few physicians were board certified. Then most physicians became board certified in their specialty. The certification was for life. The physician never needed to be certified again. About 15 – 20 years ago that changed. Board certification became a time-limited thing. Most boards required the physician to re-certify every 7 years or so. The recertification took place through a written exam. It was then good for another 7 years. In December 2007 the American Board of Medical Specialties announced a new program. It still involves a writ-

ten exam for re-certification. However, it This will allow information about the adds more to the program. physician’s bedside manner. It will also Written exams could not tell much include patient satisfaction data. about a physician’s actual practice patThis program just started in 2008. tern. They could only tell how he/she Since it will take physicians another answered questions on seven years for their a test. next written exam to There has not yet been a lot come due, it will be 7 The new program is called Maintenance before it will be of information about Mainte- years of Certification. It has fully implemented. a focus on the actual After that time, phynance of Certification bepractice of the physisicians who stay board cause the program is so new. certified will have made cian. It includes chart an ongoing effort to do reviews that allow the physician to make so. It will be more than just studying for comparison to other physicians or to naa test every seven years. tional standards. The physician can then There are many implications for this. make changes to the practice. The first is related to the State licensing At a later time, another chart review boards. They will have to do more in can be done to see if the standards are the future than just rubber stamp license more frequently met. renewals. Continued board certification It includes feedback from the patients. will be one way to do that.

The second is for hospitals. They have to renew credentials for physicians every two years. They have to make sure a physician has done enough to prove his/her competence in the previous two-year period. Continued board certification is one way of doing that. It is likely that there will be some kind of change in payment from insurers related to continued board certification. The board certified physician may get paid more. Patients will be able to use continued board certification, as a way to assure that their physician is staying current. There has not yet been a lot of information about Maintenance of Certification because the program is so new. However, it is very different than what has gone before. We will be hearing a lot more about it over the next 7 years.

have been clamoring for but they’ve been denied because of DHSS’ concerns about patient privacy. Senate Majority Whip Patricia Blevins, D-Elsmere, said her bill balances those concerns by giving the agency tools to mask the location of someone who might have a rare type of cancer. “It’s very important that the public has an opportunity to see where the cancer

clusters are,” said Blevins. “It’s also important so researchers have the opportunity to gather the information they need to create cancer prevention strategies.” Lt. Gov. John C. Carney Jr., who worked with citizens living near the Indian River Power Plant, to get information said he hopes the bill will put the more detailed information in the open. “Delawareans should have access to

all the information they need about cancer data that could affect their family’s heath and safety,” he said. “This legislation will require the division of Public Heath to report more meaningful data that will inform more Delaware families about their health and the risk of cancer.”

The Office of Investigations, Compliance and Ethics has been alerted to communications circulating via e-mail confirming the American Red Cross will be donating $5 million aid to the victims of Myanmar. It then asks for donations to help save lives. It advocates that you make the donations by clicking on the web page, contacting them by an e-mail account or dialing a telephone number.

None of these contacts are affiliated with the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross does not advertise for donations using a yahoo domain as a contact address. This is an email scam using the American Red Cross brand, and the Internet Crime Complaint Center of the FBI has been notified. If you received this email, treat it with caution. To avoid becoming a

Senate passes bill requiring data on cancer clusters to be released Bill now before the house

Citizens and scientists would get more specific details on the location of so-called “cancer clusters” in the First State under a bill that passed the Senate recently. On a 20-0 vote, the Senate sent Senate Bill 235 to the House. Under the bill, the Department of Health and Social Service would be required to release data on cancer locations on a census tract basis. A report, released last month by the department’s Public Health division, identified eight cancer clusters in what are officially known as “sub county” levels. Those are much bigger areas used by the Census. For example, the location of a cancer cluster in the Kenton sub county area was actually closer to Cheswold – a fact that would have been pointed out using the more precise data. That information is something that cancer treatment advocates and scientists

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Health Briefs Stroke support group

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

Depression support group

The Mental health Association in Delaware will be sponsoring a Depression Support Group in Laurel on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The meetings begin at 7 p.m. The MHA encourages anyone dealing with a depressive disorder to attend. Register in advance by calling 1-800-287-6423.

Peer support groups sponsored by Mental Health Association of Delaware are not intended to replace professional mental health treatment. MHA does not publish support group locations; locations are provided with registration.

Be Healthy Delaware Day planned

Governor Ruth Ann Minner and Lt. Governor John Carney have proclaimed Thursday, May 22, “Be Healthy Delaware Day.” The Delaware Center for Health Promotion (DCHP), a joint initiative of the University of Delaware and the Office of Lt. Governor Carney, is asking residents to adopt one healthy lifestyle behavior that they normally don’t do, and commit to “try it” for the day. Participants in “Be Healthy Delaware Day” select one of five behaviors and commit to practice that behavior on May 22: • Engage in at least 30 total minutes of physical activity. • Eat smaller portions, or split an oversized restaurant meal with someone. • Consume more fruits and vegetables. • If you smoke, refrain from smoking for the day.

• Call and schedule a preventive health screening for yourself. According to DCHP’s Director, Marianne Carter, “Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it. Adopting healthy lifestyle habits is challenging however, the end results - good health and quality of life - are well worth the effort.”

Oncology symposium planned

The Sixth Annual Seaside Oncology Symposium will take place Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach. The Tunnell Cancer Center and the Medical Society of Delaware sponsor this annual, half-day symposium to update participants on the diagnosis and management of cancer. It is designed

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OLD FRIENDS - The Laurel Alumni Association held its annual banquet Saturday at the Laurel Fire Hall. Above, from left, are old friends Olan Matthews, Mary Ann Fascold, Richard Studley and Gary White. Studley, who lives in North Carolina, was attending his second banquet. Photos by Pat Murphy.

CLASS OF 1968 - Members of the class of 1968 who attended the reunion are, front, from left: Page Callaway Moyer, Carol Bailey Schaefer and ‘Marty’ Windsor Whaley. Back: Sharon Hudson Boyce, Betty Whaley Harding and Edward Littleton.

MOST ATTENDEES - The class with the largest turnout at the reunion was the class of 1954. Back, from left: Freddie Allen, Eva Jane Edgell, James E. Whaley, Helen Hill Wilkerson, Ronnie Wharton, Donald Martin and Edward Givens. Front: Gail Allen Cole, Charlene Whaley, Ruth Ann Brumbley and Evelyn Lecates Messick.

LONG-TIME EMPLOYEES - Employees of the Laurel School District who have 20 years of service were honored at a recent district dinner. From left: acting superintendent Linda Schenck, Eisele R. Couch, Jennifer Givens, Carol Lang and school board president Jerry White. Below, with White, is 10-year employee Bonnie S. Boyce. Photos by Pat Murphy

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MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008

Sinatra’s music touched our hearts and our souls Music. The universal language that affects the souls of every one of us. Music. That which brings joy to our life, helps us through trying times, soothes our feelings when we are downhearted, or brings us happiness when we are experiencing joy. Music has been a vital part of the lives of many of us for years and years. As a parent, how many of us have gone through the gambit of nursery rhymes while rocking a crying infant or small child to sleep? The gentleness of the music and the rocking motion seem to have a soothing effect on children as they enter the Land of Nod. If we have a happy day, many of us hum a special tune, one that brings us pleasant memories or brightens the day. If we are experiencing trying times or sorrow in our lives, we often soothe our individual souls by humming a tune that has special meaning to us. At a parade, we catch ourselves tapping our toes or snapping our fingers to the beat of the music as the band passes by, thus bringing great joy to our souls. Who among us cannot be filled with a certain happy feeling as we hear a march written by John Philip Sousa? How many of us have experienced extreme joy and a peacefulness as we listen to the symphonic music written by the masters of music hundreds of years ago? Music that has remained a vital part of our lives. How many of us have endured countless hours of listening to sour notes over and over as an offspring attempted to learn to play a particular musical instrument? We have sometimes even reached the point where we pray the student will soon master the dexterity involved in striking the proper keys, expelling the correct amount of air through the reeds, striking the drum with the proper beat, and finally achieve success. We have logged service hours transporting our sons and daughters to class for their sessions with the teacher of the instrument involved. We have also logged service hours transporting the same sons and daughters to practice for school musicals, church choir rehearsals, band practice, hand-bell rehearsals and every other type of rehearsal involving music. Sometimes we are rewarded when the


Moments With Mike VIRGINIA ‘MIKE’ BARTON offsprings achieve musical success and reach that day when they will be a part of a performance. At that time we swell with pride. We just know that while the other performers do a good job, our son or daughter excels. Ten years ago one of the most recognizable voices in the world of music died. This was a man who loved to sing. He was totally relaxed while singing, didn’t jump around the stage, wear lots of jewelry or fancy outfits, was as comfortable with a single piano player accompanying his singing as with a symphony orchestra. He didn’t need flashing lights, dancers swooping around in the background. All he needed was a single microphone, a piano player and a plain stage. His music captured the heart and soul of those who listened to his crooning from the time he was a young man until his death. Frank Sinatra was from Hoboken, N.J. His music captured the heart and soul of those who listened to him croon for lots of years. He had the ability to capture the very essence of any type of music from the very simple form to the most complicated. What a joy it has been to watch the special showing of some of his television performances during the past few weeks. What a welcome change from the fiasco on the political scene or the so-called shows that are musical features. While our own sons and daughters may not have achieved the realm of notoriety or musical success as Frank Sinatra, we can feel a special kinship to Sinatra’s mother, Dolly. And we can reflect on those early days with our sons and daughters as they created special memories for us. Music. It’s part of our soul.

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Mother Nature surely donned her best party dress last Saturday for the Strawberry Festival. St. Philip’s parish hall had vendors of all varieties of quality merchandise and civic clubs offering chances on hand-made crafts. There were flowers galore and things too numerous to list . And oh that food — terrific. Kim Trivits extends thanks to the Panichella Green House and Farms for the beautiful plants and hanging baskets it donated for the benefit of the Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring program. Also the historical society thanks Jay and Janet Windsor for the plants they donated to enhance the charm of the Cook House on festival day. Phoebe Bird of Smyrna spent Mother’s Day weekend with her parents, Bruce and Euneta Farrelly, at which time she spent part of her visit planting flowers for her mother. She and her husband, Jeff, then took in events at the festival. Morris Harris family and relatives will hold a 25th-family reunion at Morris’ and Nancy’s home on Brittingham Road in Delmar on May 25. Morris tells me that there were years when they entertained as few as 33 members and again as many as 74 attending. His cousin Eddie Gambrill and wife, Faye, will be arriving from New Iberia, La., to help in the celebration. Mr. and Mrs. William C. Calloway of Delmar attended the graduation of their granddaughter, Cara Ann Wettlaufer, last Thursday at the school of nursing at the University of Maryland. She received a doctorate in physical therapy. Daniel P. Hudson of Delmar graduated from Salisbury University on May 17, receiving his B.S. degree in applied mathematics. Norman Sullivan of Delmar is a patient at P.R.M.C. after suffering a fall that resulted in a broken hip. Here’s wishing him a speedy recovery and return home soon. Madeline Hudson also of Delmar is recuperating nicely at home following recent surgery.

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Last Saturday evening the 18th annual alumni banquet hosted many of Laurel’s alumni from both here and out of town, and also the worthy students who received scholarships. The recipient of the award for the most senior lady was Marie Johnson Waller of Salisbury and the gentleman in that category was Laurel’s own Henry Lee Bohm. Who doesn’t know Henry Lee? The Laurel Historical Society would like to thank the L.R.C. for sharing the greenery from the former R.J.’s location. Now the boxwood adorns the lawn of the Cook House, lining each side of the front walk. Drive by sometime and take a look — it adds a lot to the landscape there. Some special birthday wishes go to — belatedly — Alyssa Givens, May 15, and to Bruce Farrelly, May 19. Hope they were great celebrations. And happy birthday and best wishes to Allen Russell on May 22. We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of: Harriett W. Hickman, William T. Mitchell, Jr., Alice Marie Flanagan, Gardner Alfred Rogers, Ralph E. Baker Sr. and Kathryn Russell. We continue with prayers for our servicemen and servicewomen and for our friends who are ill: Harriett MacVeigh, Steve Trivits, Herman Cubbage, Irma Ellis, Martha Windsor, Hattie Puckham, Donald Layton Sr., Alvin Lutz. Robert D. Whaley, Jean Foskey and Pete Henry. Remember the Ruritan’s annual barbeque Saturday, May 24, at the corner of Rt. 13 and Sycamore Road in the parking lot of O’Neal’s jewelry and antique store. Some good food there! May birthdays with best wishes for all: Ann Tracey, May 23; Lawrence Elliott, May 24; Carol Callaway, Frances Farlow and Dot Niblett, May 25; Alma Fitzgerald, Eleanor Paradee and George Wilson, May 26; Iris Robinson, May 27; Lee Littleton, May 28; Wanda Tomblin and Carolyn Wright, May 29. I hope you all have a happy and safe Memorial Day. See you in the Stars.


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Are you ready for these big announcements? Leaders in this country announced two sacrifices recently RANK ALIO that are note worthy. The White House announced Bush probably can’t earlier this month that our illustrious president made a decision after drive a golf ball any the August 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in straighter than Chaney Baghdad that he was going to stop can fire a rifle. playing golf as his sacrifice to those who lost their lives in the Iraq conflict. He said, “I feel I owe it to the Let me see by the end of the year… families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during hmmmm. Could it be that there may be an election coming up sometime in Novema war just sends the wrong signal.” Wow! What a great gesture! This guy is ber? Gee that would mean the oil giants in OK, really sensitive to the grief of our this country and the world are controlling troops fighting his war. I wonder if Dick the price of oil and the shafting we are Chaney gave up hunting as his sacrifice getting at the pump is not an accident, but for our troops. manmade. Bush probably can’t drive a golf ball A $75 drop in a barrel of oil would any straighter than Chaney can fire a rifle. bring a gallon of gas down to around Actually it’s quite possible Bush $2.25 a gallon, still 40 cents higher than stopped his golfing game was because he two years ago, but enough to take some of was suffering from knee problems the sting from the voter’s pocketbook. throughout the latter half of 2003. He had And probably because Americans have an MRI performed in December of 2003. short memories, and they will have some And he was caught playing a round of change in their pocket with the price of golf after he made his ‘stunning’ sacrifice gas and energy going down, that is enough announcement. for the voters to forget what the The second big announcement was by Bush/Chaney administration has done in the major oil magnets in this country. With economists predicting the price of seven years, enough maybe to vote another Republican in the White House. oil reaching anywhere from $175 and up Abe Lincoln once said, “You can fool and gas at the pumps reaching $5. It was some of the people all the time and all the refreshing to hear the oil companies say people some of the time, but you cannot they expected the price of oil per barrel to fool all the people all of the time.” drop to $100 by the end of the year.



I wonder if good ole Abe would say the same today. People forget too easily when they are dumped on. Or the Chinese proverb, “Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.” Or if you take it from George Bush, speaking at a rally in Tennessee, fumbling the saying, “They have a saying in Texas, probably Tennessee too, ‘Fool me once shame on – shame on you. Fool me – you can’t get fooled again.’ ” However you put it, Bush lied to the American people as his dad with his famous, “Read my lips, no new taxes” only to eat his words. Junior Bush said in a debate with Al Gore we can’t send troops all over the world and got elected. Now not only do we have troops in more places than the Clinton administration, we don’t even have enough troops to guard the home front should there be an all out attack on our country. For his second term he lied about terrorist attacks on this country with code red popping up all the time — after the election and since then till now no word about terrorist attacks. Then he lied about the weapons of mass destruction. Four years later we still haven’t found them and there isn’t an inch of ground in Iraq that hasn’t been turned over by a bomb that would have uncovered the weapons. Then he tried to put the blame on the U.S. Navy for hanging a banner on one of their ships in his flight uniform which said, “Mission Accomplished.” Four years

later our troops are still dying in Iraq. Later it was learned Bush’s office authorized the banner. His flight uniform was brand new, probably the one he was supposed to use in the National Guard as a young man, only to disappear during the Viet Nam conflict. I have a friend who has more political sense than most politicians in Washington. His assessment of the war is this: “Were spending $4 billion dollars a week in Iraq and all we’ve gotten out of it is $4 a gallon gas.” Now John McCain, Junior’s clone, is attempting to scare people saying Barrack Obama is wrong trying to talk to our enemies. Pray tell me how do you make up with your spouse, enemy or friend if you don’t talk? Doesn’t the Bible urge forgiveness? Aren’t Republicans supposed to be the religious ones and the Democrats the Devil? Everyone gives and takes; we are not perfect people! We have pushed a lot of foreign policies that are wrong, and countries have retaliated. When we don’t like what a country does to us, we retaliate. I find when I have a disagreement with someone, I try to speak face to face. I listen, assess their concerns, give my side of the issue and try to come to a consensus. I don’t always walk away with everything I wanted, nor does the other side, but we leave speaking to each other and continuing on our way, each of us with dignity. Maybe a fresh approach is what we need in this country.

Being Class Clown is not as glamorous as it seems to be I have a nephew who recently started school and it seems he has a ONY INDSOR propensity for trouble. He is a very intelligent, friendly child, but My classroom antics seems to possess a desire to fill the role of the class clown. Being dewere so classic ‘clown,’ scribed as the class clown seems harmless in and of itself, but trust my mother should have me, I know what I am talking named me 'Bozo.' about when I say that this can be the single most destructive element of a child’s education. I do not speak as a child psychologist. I speak as a former, now retired, laugh, or simply be amazed at what lengths they will go to be a buffoon. class clown. My classroom antics were so The most concerning element of being classic “clown,” my mother should have a Class Clown comes from the almost innamed me “Bozo.” I could have opened a class clown school. It was a tragic compo- nate desire to be the classroom entertainer, at the risk of facing the guaranteed wrath nent of my academic career. When my mother took me school shop- of your parents when the teacher has had ping she should have been looking for big, enough of your classroom antics. I knew without question that whenever floppy shoes, a polka dot jumpsuit and red the school called or wrote a note home hair. about my cartoonist, Jerry Lewis-type chaI am not sure my sister and brother inrades, I could count on having in no way law truly understand the commitment that amused my father. goes into being the “Class Clown.” When it came to my job as Class I am not talking about the children who Clown, he had no sense of humor. Dad go to school and get in trouble for fighttired quickly of my classroom standup ing, backtalk, talking too much in class or routine. not doing their school work. These are not It was so frustrating to my father that the traditional “clowns.” instead of going to school to get an educaThe “Class Clown” is in a category of tion, his middle son treated the classroom his or her own. The Class Clown stops at like it was a stage at the LA Comedy Club. nothing to be the center of attention and is Yet, I would risk having my father beat me on a mission to make other classmates



like a dusty rug, and continue my comedy tour. The problem with being a Class Clown is that it is not as innocent a behavior as the title may imply. The Class Clowns are so determined to solicit a laugh from their audience that they not only endanger their chances of acquiring academic success, but can easily take the audience down with them. I do not speak lightly when I use the word “determined.” It seems that once seeing that you have the power to make a classmate laugh, it becomes addictive. You love the attention and, like a comedian, you start building on your routine to hopefully build on the classes reactions. For a short time, you are legendary in the classroom and your fellow classmates look to you to break up the oftentimes

mundane, boring classroom environment. But, trust me, the Class Clown, like most comedians and celebrities, has his or her run. Eventually your classmates will tire of your antics and even in some cases start to resent you as a distraction. They, unlike you, are deterred when facing unhappy parents because instead of concentrating on their school work, they paid unnecessary attention to the dunce stacking the classroom book supplies on top of the closet while the teacher is at the blackboard. Hopefully my nephew learns quickly that the life of the Class Clown is not as exciting and rewarding as it now seems. Take it from someone who knows, all those times I made myself the center of attention, everybody really was laughing at me, not with me.

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MORNING STAR • MAY 22 - 28, 2008


‘Blame George Bush’ column brings mixed responses George W. Bush has done nothing to help this country I find it hard to take when someone blindly follows a politician based solely on the party he or she is affiliated with. It is down right disgusting to hear anyone stand up for a president who has done absolutely nothing to help this country. I don’t think I even need to say which president I’m talking about. If you have been living in the real world for the past seven plus years you know I’m talking about George W. Bush. There’s a song by John Mayer called “Waiting for the World to Change” which talks about the apathy of the younger generation of which I guess I’m still a part. The time for change has come, regardless of your party affiliation. OK, so not everything that goes wrong in the world is Bush’s fault, but what is his fault? When will he be held accountable for his many mistakes? When will he take responsibility for his actions? I support our troops and appreciate everything they do for our country. I do not support the wars or the president who started them. John McCain will not do any better for our country or our soldiers. He is prepared to keep our troops in a country they don’t belong in for the foreseeable future and beyond. The other day the point was made to me that “they’re there now.” Yes, our country’s young men and women are stuck in the middle of another country’s Civil War. Does that mean because one mistake was made, sending them in the first place, that we continue to make the mistake of keeping them there? I do not particularly care for any of the presidential candidates, but I’m not going to stick my head in the ground and pretend that the last seven plus years didn’t happen. The money being spent on the war should be used to help our economy, schools, etc. There are a lot of areas that have been ignored by the current administration in pursuit of an unjust war. But I wouldn’t want to blame poor George for anything. His supporters might cry. Of course, I am here to bury King George, not to praise him. Mike McClure Star Staff

And then there’s agreement

I agree wholeheartedly with your article entitled, "Let's just blame George Bush for all that goes wrong." It is very discouraging to those who wish to have a pride in America and the spirit of true freedom. We all grow up as innocent children thinking that the world runs in a perfect natural order, but we soon hit a certain age where we learn about the corruption in political offices, our courtooms, and media outlets. We see it in movies and TV dramas all day long; bribery, abuse of the system, and the power of the almighty dollar. I wish people would just leave George Bush alone. He's done the best he can do with the time and situations he's been given.

Final Word Sure he's made some mistakes, he’s a human being! We all make mistakes. But he did everything with us on his mind and we owe him our gratitude. Bryan Simon Laurel

Plus a gentle reminder

Tell Laura she must have been too young to remember, but her party is still blaming Bill Clinton for today's economy, the fiasco in Iraq, and the energy crisis. Bush has gotten off easy. Signed her Liberal friend. Frank Calio Laurel

President deserves our support

The president of the United States will make unpopular decisions at times. No one wants to go to war, despite what some claim. But we should not have our heads in the sand, either. Would anyone argue that there are not real threats in the world? Remember 9-11? President Bush did not enter begin the war in Iraq without the support of the vast majority in Congress. Those legislators with the knowledge of the threat posed by Saddam Hussein recognized that he had to be dealt with either now or later. What frightens me most now is that a presidential candidate says we should be sitting down and talking with our enemies. Why? British Prime Minister Arthur Neville Chamberlain negotiated an agreement with Adolf Hitler and declared “peace in our time.” Hitler was willing to talk and even sign an agreement, while at the same time organizing attacks against Great Britain. Those discussions gave the enemy more time to work on their plans while those who wanted to believe that peace was a possibility, danced in the streets, only later to have to take cover when their cities were being bombed. President Ronald Reagan said, “Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.” President Bush has made decisions to protect us from future threats. We need the resolve to stand with him and let our enemies know that we will defend our right to exist as a free nation. Bryant Richardson Publisher

Reader ‘actually’ agrees with Calio

I am a long timer reader of the Star and I recently read an article by Frank Calio titled "How about helping the Poor in this Country." I usually disagree with everything that Mr. Calio writes. I could not believe my

eyes when I read this article. We actually agreed on something. We do have poor people in our country that need help. Mr. Calio why not leave it at that? Why do you always blame President Bush or the Republican Party for something? If I remember clearly we have always had poor people in our Country even when a Democrat sat in the oval office. Kim Banks Laurel

Scam artists stop at nothing

Following is an example of a scam that people are running. A gentleman from this area gave $10,000 to these crooks. They appeal to the generosity of Christians to perpetrate their fraud.

proper health scheme. I have decided to give alms to charity organizations as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. “I wish to request for your assistance in a financial transaction, to invest and help distribute the money [to] charity organizations. I will expect to hear from you if you think that you can do this for me. “I need someone with a humane disposition to handle this transaction with a firm promise to use the funds for charity. Please respond a.s.a.p., as I am lying critically on my sick bed with this terminal disease.” If you suspect a scam, Google “How to report a scam” and start the action that will put the perpetrators behind bars. Bryant Richardson

Dearest in Christ , “I go through your profile to mail you for a permission to go ahead. As you read this I don't want you to feel sorry for me because I believe everyone will die someday. “I am Mrs. Elizabeth Mauri. I am married to Mr. Phil Mauri, who owns a cocoa exporting company in Ivory Coast for 20 Years before he died in the plane accident. We were married, but without any children. Since his death I decided not to remarry. “I have been diagnosed with Oesophageal cancer which was discovered very late due to my laxity in carrying a


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