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News HERITAGE - Heritage Weekend is full of entertainment and good food. See insert HEROES - Working to keep Native American tradition alive and respected. Page 8 MEMORIAL DAY - A mother writes: son’s ultimate sacrifice was for our freedoms. Page 12 TRIBUTE - A special tribute to the Ellis brothers of Laurel. Page 13 ENTERTAINMENT - Weird Al Yankovic bringing top hits to Rehoboth Beach. Page 24 HEALTH - Nanticoke Health Services dinner, auction a success. Page 26 TONY - It’s time for us to take a stand on illegal immigration. Page 31 BUDGET - Sussex County Council unveils $139.8 million budget. Page 38 FINAL WORD - National Debt tops $13 trillion mark. What’s your share of the bill? Page 51

Sports FINAL YEAR - Seaford senior Tim Fields reflects on his high school track career, looks forward to the future. Page 39 STARS OF THE WEEk - A Seaford softball player and a Sussex Tech girls’ lacrosse player are this week’s Seaford Stars of the Week. Page 42

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WOODLAND FERRY BACK IN SERVICE - The Woodland ferry was put back in service Tuesday following an inspection by the U.S. Coast Guard. Pilot keith Livingston and deck hand Eddie enjoyed perfect weather and the approval of motorists, as the ferry, the Tina Fallon, carried cars across the Nanticoke River. Photo by Phil Livingston

Seaford moves forward with the purchase of Golf and Country Club

By Tony E. Windsor

“I want to draw this thing to a conclusion.” With those words Seaford Councilman J. Rhea Shannon motioned to approve the city’s purchase of the former Seaford Golf and Country Club. His motion was seconded by Councilman Bill Bennett and passed unanimously. Within 15 minutes the City of Seaford moved through council business that included making arrangements to purchase the former Seaford Golf and

Country Club property, sell the club house to the Nanticoke Senior Center and move forward with plans to open the golf course and swimming pool to the community by July. The council action drew to a conclusion all speculation about the future of the Golf and Country Club and the Nanticoke Senior Center. In recent months the Senior Center left its former home at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club when the lease ran out. The center has now taken up temporary residency at the former “Our Father’s


House” church building on US 13. Prior to casting the deciding votes, the Seaford Mayor and Council heard from Tom Brown, president of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce. Brown said on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce he wanted to go on record in support of the Country Club purchase. He said on May 11 the Chamber took up the question as to whether it felt the city should pursue the negotiations to purchase the former Golf and Country Club. “The Board Continued to page five

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MORNING STAR • MAy 27 - JuNe 2, 2010

Private sector job growth plan

Twenty five employers from across the state recently joined Governor Jack Markell to make clear that investing in private sector job creation needed to be a top priority when deciding how to allocate the $100M+ increase in the state’s projected revenue since the Governor presented his balanced budget proposal in January. “We should seize the chance this new revenue gives us to help create new and lasting private sector jobs,” Markell said. “We need to use what is largely one-time revenue to make investments that will create lasting private sector job growth.” Those investments should include: • Replenishing the state’s Strategic  Fund, which makes loans or grants available to businesses looking to come to or expand in Delaware. The fund was an important tool in the state’s successful effort to bring Fisker Automotive and PBF Energy to Delaware and has helped existing employers, including small businesses, expand and create new jobs. • Investing in transportation improvement projects, literally putting people to work in the short term to help others get to work for years • Making investments in additional  small capital improvement projects, including those where doing work to fix issues now could help eliminate significant costs in the future. Speakers at the meeting included two  area businessmen. Steven Rose, CEO of  Nanticoke Health Services in western Sussex County, explained how the Strategic  Fund helped them avoid defaulting on

bond payments and laying off employees. Instead, Nanticoke has been able to  hire over 50 new employees, including surgeons and specialists to serve the area; purchase new medical equipment and launch efforts like community health fairs, all while becoming profitable. Scott McCaig, president of Advanced  Aerosol in Seaford, who said that he had  conducted business all over the world and found Delaware to be one of the most supportive for helping companies create jobs. This company was able to expand recently from two employees to 15 and, he said, is on track for more growth with new products. Budget background The Governor’s balanced budget proposal presented in January for Fiscal Year 2011 provided a roadmap to close a several hundred million dollar gap without increasing taxes or laying-off state workers. Since his proposal, the state’s revenue  projections have climbed by over $100 million, but two factors suggest the state should treat the increase as one-time money and not spend all of it on operating expenses. First, much of this new revenue comes from unpredictable or short-term sources such as abandoned property. Second, the state expects to have $100  million dollars in fewer federal stimulus funds available next year. Reserving some  of this new revenue for one-time allocations to help Delaware businesses create lasting private sector job growth should improve the state’s long-term economic and budget outlook.

BUDDY POPPY DAY - Seaford Mayor Ed Butler proclaimed Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, as “Buddy Poppy Day” in the city. On hand for the proclamation were representatives of Seaford VFW Post #4961. The Buddy Poppies are sold by the VFW through Memorial Day. Buddy Poppies are the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and are assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA Hospitals. In making the proclamation Butler made a donation and received a Poppy. He encouraged everyone to purchase the flowers to show support for the veterans. Pictured are (left tor right): Tom McGee, Commander of Post 4961, Kim Norman, President of the Ladies Auxilliary of Post 4961 and Butler. Photo by Tony Windsor

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MORNING STAR • MAy 27 - JuNe 2, 2010

19th century Fifth Street home gets new lease on life By Lynn R. Parks

When Burton and Hester King built their new home at 300 5th St. in Seaford in 1874, they didn’t put in any bathrooms. Instead, they had an outhouse in their backyard. For heat, the home had three fireplaces. Next door was a livery stable where horses that pulled carts, wagons and carriages through the streets of Seaford were kept. Nearly 100 years later, when the 5th Street home was purchased for $2,000 by Bruce and Joyce Hastings, the livery stable was gone. But the house still didn’t have any bathrooms — the Hastings had one put in on the first floor — or central heat. Three propane gas wall heaters, all downstairs, kept the house warm. “This house used to get so cold that you could put a glass of water on the dresser at night and the next morning, it would be frozen,” said Raymond Absher, Hastings’ grandson who lived in the house from the time he was 13 until he graduated from Seaford High School in 1994. Absher’s grandfather died about four years ago. His grandmother lived in her 5th Street home until December, when she moved into a house near Seaford that Absher, a general contractor with offices in Greenwood, built for her. And now, at the hands of Absher and his construction crew of 20, the old King house has undergone a complete renovation. Absher, who has the house listed for sale for $179,900, hopes that the renovation sparks a revitalization in downtown Seaford. “This area has kind of deteriorated,” he said, standing in the living room of his grandmother’s old house. “Slumlords have come in and haven’t taken care of the houses. If we could get people to come in and see the beauty of the old houses and fix them up, this would become a good place to live again.” City councilwoman Grace Peterson, who lives on King Street not too far from the Absher house, agrees. “I hope the renovation spirit will get contagious,” she said. “I believe that it will and that someday, this whole neighborhood will look different.” Cooper Realty agent John Allen, who is managing the sale of the house, feels that a change has already taken place in the neighborhood. “People are doing work

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here,” he said. “You can see the people coming together because of the transformation that Ray started here this winter. People walk by and they are excited to see this house.” Absher began the renovation project in mid-December. In January and February, when the wet and cold weather limited outdoor work, his crews worked on the house. Without this project, he said, many of his employees would have been laid off. Absher went to area banks to borrow money for the renovation. But the banks, operating under federal guidelines that warn them to be cautious about the amount of money they lend for speculative construction, turned him down. He paid for the home’s renovation out of his company’s reserves. “He kept his men working doing this project and paid them out of pocket,” Allen said. “He could easily have said that he didn’t have the work to keep them on and laid them off for the winter. But he didn’t.” The five-month renovation project included tearing off old aluminum siding and replacing it with steel-gray vinyl siding. The home has blown-in insulation and has an R-value, which measures the insulation’s ability to withstand heat traveling through it, of 20. (The government’s Energy Star program recommends an Rvalue of 4 in renovating homes; the higher the number, the better the insulation.) In addition, its crawlspace is heated and air conditioned, keeping the house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Absher replaced all the old windows with double-paned windows and installed a propane gas instant water heater, which saves energy by heating water only when it is needed. He fenced in the back yard and put in two concrete parking pads, one with access to 5th Street and the other with access to the back alley. He also replaced the wrap-around porch floor, which was wooden and had some rotten places, with concrete and put in a large concrete patio in the backyard. The house has new floors and walls and a completely new kitchen. For the first time in its history, it has central heating. Absher said that recently, he gave his grandmother a tour of her old home. “She was just amazed,” he said. “She couldn’t believe it. She said that this was something she always wanted to do, but couldn’t af-

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City approves purchase of former club Continued from page one

voted unanimously (with one abstention) to support the City’s efforts based on the belief that this is in the best interest of the community and its citizens,” he said. Citing a variety of reasons, Brown said the Chamber feels the future of the country club property is important to the community. “First, as we try to attract new businesses, employees and residents to our area, a vacant property in the center of town does not leave a positive impression,” he said. Brown also said that the purchase presents an opportunity to provide what the Chamber feels is much-needed recreational facilities for the entire community. “Finally, we are aware that the property can also be used for spray irrigation which will become a growing issue for the city as more strict environmental regulations take effect,” he said. Brown said the Chamber sees the city’s purchase of the Golf and Country Club property as positive for the economic development of the area. “The Chamber is very interested in hearing from City officials regarding the progress of these negotiations and, when appropriate, providing our opinions and support,” he said. Following council approval of the country club purchase, City Manager

Dolores Slatcher pointed out that the unanimous nature of the purchase approval came about largely because of community support. She said the reaction from people present during a recent public hearing held by the city had a lot to do with the action taken by council. “If not for the public hearing and the significant number of people who voiced support for the city’s purchase of this property, this vote may have gone differently,” she said. “I think the reaction from the people during the hearing solidifies the feeling that the community wants the city to provide services for our seniors and for us to do what it takes to avoid having blight in the center of our city.” Mayor Ed Butler said he feels the action by the city council represents the culmination of many hours of work. “This shows what can happen when a good community works together,” he said. The cost of the former club property is $1.4 million and it is expected the tax rates will increase to Seaford property owners by about a penny, or abut $26 a year for an average property to pay for the costs of the property purchase. In addition to approving the purchase of the Golf and Country Club, the council also approved the process to begin the sale of the clubhouse portion of the SGCC to

the Nanticoke Senior Center and to allow City Manager Slatcher to work with Wilmington Trust Bank to secure the loan to make the purchase. Action also allowed the city to pursue the hiring of Adkins Management to do necessary golf course work to facilitate an opening in July. The cost of hiring Adkins Management will be shared by the city ($40,000) and Wilmington Trust ($35,000). Adkins Management, which operates the Rookery, a public golf course near Milton, would operate and maintain the golf course for the first couple years. After the city has some operating experience under its belt, it will advertise for bids for golf course management companies, Slatcher said. It is expected that the golf course will be open seven days a week. Slatcher has also been given the go ahead to work with the Seaford Community Swim Center in coordinating the lease of the SGCC swimming pool. A board of directors is already in place for the new Seaford Community Swim Center, which would operate the former country club’s pool in partnership with the city. Memberships in the pool would cost $75 per person and no more than $350 per family. The pool’s swim team would be open to members as well as non-members.

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Seaford High senior given two additional high honors

Tuyet-Nhung R. Nguyen has received many honors in her high school career. Her latest honors include being selected as a 2010 Delaware Horatio Alger Scholar and being nominated for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. She also came in 1st place for the Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Competition and 1st place at the Science Olympiad Competition. Horatio Alger Award recipients are dedicated community leaders who demonstrate individual initiative and a commitment to excellence. This is exemplified by remarkable achievements accomplished through honesty, hard work, self-reliance and perseverance. The scholarship of $5,000 will help Tuyet-Nhung achieve her goal of becoming a family practitioner. Tuyet-Nhung has served in the National Honor Society as an AP Scholar with Distinction and a National Merit Commended Student. She has received $6,000 for the Michael C. Ferguson Achievement Award and $25,000 as a Scotch-Brite Family Dollar Scholarship Grand Prize Winner.

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MORNING STAR • MAy 27 - JuNe 2, 2010

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Wheatley reappointed

Bob Wheatley, president of the Whayland Co., has been reappointed to Sussex County’s planning and zoning commission for a sixth three-year term. A 16-year member of the commission, he has Wheatley served five years as chairman. Wheatley was also recently named to the Delaware Technical & Community College construction engineering advisory committee. He has received approval from the Delaware Association of Realtors to teach a state-certified class to members of the Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR). The three-hour course will be taught this fall at the Sussex County Association of Realtors’ new headquarters building just west of Georgetown. The course will focus on the existing Sussex County zoning ordinance and land use plan, and how it relates to the real estate industry. Topics will include zoning districts, farmland buffers, residential planned communities, manufactured

Pet adoption fair at Rommel’s ACE

Take home a new friend during Seaford Rommel’s ACE pet adoption and charity event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 29 and June 19, at the store located at 800 Norman Eskridge Hwy., Ames Plaza. Representatives from the Georgetown division of the Sussex County Shelter of the Delaware SPCA will bring dogs and cats seeking a home to the Seaford ACE Hardware Pet Adoption Fair. The organization will also have information on dog training classes, volunteering, sponsorships, spaying and neutering, and how to adopt man’s and woman’s best friend. Rommel’s ACE will have a sidewalk sale during the benefit offering savings on seasonal and closeout items. Anyone who successfully adopts a pet will receive 20% off a future visit to the store. For more information, contact Kate Hungerford at the Sussex County Shelter

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Trinity Transport has been recognized as a Start! Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association’s Start! initiative. This recognition is intended to be a catalyst for positive change in the workplace across America. It recognizes companies that demonstrate progressive leadership by making the health and wellness of their employees a priority. Trinity Transport has been recognized at the Gold level, which means that Trinity offers all employees physical activity support at the worksite, has increased the number of healthy eating options available to employees, promotes a wellness culture at the worksite, and embraces at least nine criteria as outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.

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hen Seaford resident Boe Harris watches area school children act out the first Thanksgiving, half dressed up as Pilgrims and the other half dressed up as Indians, she can’t help but cringe. Then she remembers her own special journey – and she sets out to educate, to inform and to enlighten. “I know that, until the day I die, parents are going to dress up their children as Indians for Thanksgiving,” says Harris, a proud Native American who tirelessly spreads her message of the country’s indigenous tribes to whoever will listen. “But when I see that, I see it as another opportunity to bring education and awareness to more people.” Born with an Anglo-Christian name she still keeps secret to this day, Harris has made it her life’s mission to spread the word of the Native American people through song, through story-telling and through goodwill. She’s not confrontational, but her message simply must get through. The Native American people of the United States are discriminated against in many ways, she says, whether intentional or not. Born to the Ojibwe/Dakota tribe, Harris is a northern traditional and jingle dress dancer, as well as a traditional Native American flute player. She has dedicated her life to bringing awareness and education about her people to whoever will listen. Her driver’s license and her Social Security card may read “Boe Harris,” but to her she will always be “Nakakakena,” the name of her grandmother passed down to her by her father at a young age. It is her Ojibwe name, which translates to “rattles with feet,” and she is intensely proud and protective of it. “When I’m at gatherings, I ask Nakakakena’s spirit to be with me a lot; that’s who I identify myself to be,” she says. “I never knew her, but my father chose that name for me and that’s an honor in itself. Self-identification is extremely important with Indian people, and I think my dad saw some of her in me.” A former teacher of Native American studies in the California public school system, Harris came to southern Delaware in the early 1980s to visit family – and she never left.

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If you know of someone who has dedicated his or her life to service to others, suggest their names for this series. Contact James Diehl at 302-222-2685 or email Bryant richardson, brichardson@ But one thing became quite clear soon after her move – the cultural awareness so present in California was severely lacking here in the First State. Thus began her journey. “There just aren’t a whole lot of Indian people here, which means there’s not a whole lot of interaction. If you saw an Indian person, unless you talked with them, you may not even know what heritage they have,” she says. “Who’s establishing the guidelines in regards to honor and respect? That’s an important question, because honor and respect may look different to us than it does to [others].” To some, honoring and respecting the indigenous people of North America means dressing up as Indians on Thanksgiving and sitting down with the “white man” to eat a traditional holiday meal. Harris contends it’s exactly the opposite, and she has mountains of data, historical journals and photographs to back up her claim. “One of the problems is that kids in school are being told about this one event (the first Thanksgiving) and nothing else,” she says. “We’ve been living in this environment and awareness has not been brought to us; it all goes back to respecting and honoring all cultures.” Nakakakena will not soon forget the day, not all that long ago, when she picked up the newspaper and stared in disbelief at a photo portraying a group of Delaware educators dressed up as Pilgrims and Indians for Thanksgiving. It insulted her and it upset her – but it also strengthened her on her journey of awareness and enlightenment. Come February, she wanted to know why those same educators were not dressing up as figures from our country’s African-American history? Where were the Hispanic costumes on Cinco de Mayo? The responses she got were expected, yet still made her scratch her head.


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Seaford resident Boe Harris, pictured here with her daughter Casey, is on a journey to educate and enlighten as many people as possible about the customs and traditions of the country’s Native American tribes. It’s not an easy task, to be sure, but one she’s determined to complete.

“Well, they said that they couldn’t do that because it would be disrespectful and dishonoring to those people,” says Harris, who couldn’t agree more with that statement. “But we feel the same pain; it affects our people internally and emotionally. It just adds to our historical grief, and someone needs to bring the awareness to those people. We need to educate the educators.” And that’s exactly what Boe Harris and her frequent educational partner, Raggatha Calentine, have taken upon themselves to do. Whenever they’re asked, whenever it’s possible, wherever they’re wanted, they’ll be there to spread the story of their people. “If we can physically get there, even if it comes out of our own pockets, we will be there,” says Harris. “We see that as an opportunity to share our message of awareness through the form of stories, music and dance, all forms that are less threatening.” Harris gives more than 100 presentations a year, to schools, social organizations, churches and any other organization that will have her. She even teaches an international music

course at Wesley College in Dover, specializing in Native American music and dance. “There’s a gentleman up there who teaches music and he wanted to include the indigenous people of this land [in the class],” she says. “I use the instruments and explain the historical and present significance of these traditional instruments; I also bring awareness through our traditions.” Harris is also in the process of writing a couple of children’s books focusing on the Native American culture. She also writes poems and works with other Native groups, including the Stix Chix, a group of young Nanticoke ladies who work to spread the word of their people through music and dance. Their message is simple, yet extremely powerful – “We are still here.” “Their message is that Native people still exist. We are all around you, though we may not look like the stereotyped image that you have either grown up with or been educated about,” she says. Continued to page nine

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Cancer Survivors Day is June 6 Join us on National Cancer Survivors Day, Sunday, June 6. This 23rd annual worldwide “Celebration Of Life” will give a voice to the millions of people who have been touched by cancer. National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual celebration that is held in hundreds of communities throughout the world. Cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, friends and healthcare professionals unite to show that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful and productive. Nanticoke Cancer Care Center is hosting a “Celebration Of Life” on Sunday, June 6, at the Blades Fire Hall from 1 to 3:30 p.m., and the community is invited to attend. “Come learn how surviving cancer is an attitude about life and living each day to the fullest,” said Terri Clifton, National Cancer Survivors Day coordinator for Nanticoke Cancer Care Center. Anyone living with a history of cancer, is a cancer survivor according to the National Cancer Survivor Day Foundation. Approximately 11 million Americans are now living with and beyond a diagnosis of cancer. In the United States, almost half of all men and one third of all women are expected to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Learning about this disease is crucial, because many forms of cancer can be prevented and most cured if detected early. Major advances in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment have resulted in longer survival, and therefore, a growing number of cancer survivors.

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However, a cancer diagnosis can leave a host of problems in its wake. Physical, financial and emotional hardships often persist after diagnosis and treatment. Local survivors, Lori Dalton and Lona Elliott, will speak about their personal journeys. The Bella Voce Choir of Sussex Tech High School, under the direction of Sarah Rose, will provide musical entertainment. Lunch and cake will be provided, and all survivors will receive a gift. There will also be door prizes given out throughout the afternoon. RSVP by calling 629-6611, ext. 2378.

Goal: preserve Native American tradition “That happens a lot; during the process of education, there are all these things in people’s minds about Native people. So when we talk about Native people, that’s where your mind is going to go until we can expand it.” The Cleveland Indians, the Washington Redskins, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Atlanta Braves, the Kansas City Chiefs – all professional sports franchises in the United States who use some form of Native American symbol as the face of their team. Every time Harris, and many other Native Americans, look at these mascots or hear a war chant of some type at a ball game, it feels like a slap in the face. It would be nearly impossible to show a greater level of disrespect, says Harris – so she continues on that journey, fighting what she terms the “dominant society” in the United States. “It really takes a lot of energy to repeat this message over and over and over again,” she admits. “But this is my journey, and I expect to be on this journey until the day that I die. When you see a Native American wearing a headdress, every single one of those eagle feathers had to be earned. So when someone says, ‘here’s this really bad mascot, but we’re honoring you,’ someone needs to bring an awareness to these people.” Native American people have been called “the invisible people” and the “vanishing people” in recent years, but Harris continues on her mission to educate – there are still hundreds of indigenous


tribes spread out around the United States. Some are on reservations, some, like Delaware’s own Nanticoke tribe, are not. But all are still here, whether the respect follows or not. “I have people say to me, ‘What’s the big deal, we’re all Americans,’ ” says Harris. “But, unless you’re a full-blooded Native, somebody in your family came here from somewhere else. And if you don’t keep any traditions about who you are, it’s going to be hard for you to understand why regalia is so important to us and why dressing up non-Indian children in Indian clothing is disrespectful. “I don’t care if its Thanksgiving or Halloween or whatever, it’s disrespectful and it doesn’t honor us at all.”

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The Laurel Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is hosting its Second Annual ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease walk on Saturday, June 5. It is an hour walk and can be done at any time between 9 and 11 a.m. The walk will be held at the Laurel Middle School’s hockey field. There is no registration fee; the formation of teams is encouraged. There is a minimum donation of $50 per team. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It is a terminal illness that affects as many as 30,000 people annually. For more information, contact Amy Handy or Kim Ralph at Laurel Middle School at 875-6110.

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Shop for bed linens in the lobby at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Thursday, June 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, June 11, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Look-In Glass Shoppe, located within Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, is hosting a “HAS Sheet Sale” to include full, queen and king size sheets in 400, 600, 800 and 1000 thread count available in several colors to fit both regular and deep pocket mattresses. Payroll deductions for purchases are available for eligible NHS employees. All proceeds from The Look-In Glass Shoppe benefit Nanticoke Health Services.

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The Georgetown Farmers’ Market joins the lineup of Delaware markets opening for the 2010 summer season. The Georgetown Farmers’ Market will operate every Friday starting May 28 thru Sept. 3, from 3 to 6 p.m., on the front property of Sports at the Beach, along Route 9 East. “I am very excited about starting the new Georgetown Farmers’ Market., says market master, Pat Coluzzi. “As market master, I can ensure you that we will have top notch vendors selling local fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers, bread, baked goods, specialty snacks, meat and seafood. Our location at Sports at Beach will provide shoppers with easy access to the market.” For more information, call 856-1544 or visit

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The Delmarva Clergy United in Social Action Foundation has received funding to employ the youth in Sussex County. This is the second year that this agency has conducted this program. There are several students that are eligible to participate but may not be granted placement because of so few placement opportunities in the Seaford area. Interviews for summer positions begin on June 12. If your business is able to offer a position to a student this summer in the Seaford area, contact Kristy Gibbs at 302-422-2350, ext. 20 and she can direct you to the job developer for this area.

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PARKING LOT TOUR DONATION - Bill Yoast, former coach of the T.C. Williams High School “Titans” football team, in Virginia, recently shared his support for the 2010 Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club’s “Parking Lot Tour for Kids.” Now retired and residing in Bethany Beach, Yoast and Coach Herm Boone’s 1971 season as coaches of the Titans football team is the subject of the Disney movie, “Remember the Titans,” with Denzel Washington and Will Patton. The B&G Club’s “Parking Lot Tour” features music by Tony Windsor who performs at local businesses. The tour is sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware and Morning Star Publications. Inc. The Tour kicked off on Saturday, May 22, at Old Navy in Salisbury. Pictured here, Yoast (right) presents a check to Tony Windsor in support of the Parking Lot Tour. Photo by Aaron Windsor

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The 69th Annual Miss Delaware Scholarship Pageant, starring Heather Lehman, Miss Delaware 2009, will be held in the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Dover, June 10-12. Sixteen talented young women will compete for the coveted title of Miss Delaware 2010, scholarship awards and the opportunity to represent Delaware at the 2011 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas next January. Preliminary competitions will be held on Thursday, June 10 and Friday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Both nights will also feature the “Delaware’s Hottest Talent Competition” beginning at 7 p.m. For information on how to compete in the Talent Competition, call Kenney at 302245-2755. Final competition with the announcement of the Top Ten and crowning of Miss Delaware 2010 will be held Saturday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling Dover Downs Hotel & Casino VIP Services at 800-711-5882 for reserved tables and riser

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Relatives and notary publics can’t perform marriages in Sussex County; that’s accepted fact, right? It’s not necessarily so because both have happened, said Sussex County Clerk of the Peace George Parish, the connoisseur of memorable marriages. Parish said some couples follow the law and get their marriage license and think that anyone can perform the ceremony, yet there is a specific list of those who can legally perform marriages. Ship captains in local waters are not on the list, he said. Parish recently had to track down a Sussex County couple in Florida who were on their honeymoon after getting married by a notary public. He helped facilitate another ceremony in Florida, after contacting the Florida Attorney General’s Office. He has also discovered “uncles” trying to marry couples in the county. “We have found there are some yahoos out there who want to marry someone, and we have to stop them,” Parish said. “We need to be certain the bride and groom are legally married.” He said a couple does not want to find out they are not married should legal matters – custody issues, divorce and estate settlement – pop up in the future. Parish is supporting proposed legislation, including House Bill 370, to better define who can perform marriages. Under the bill, all members of the clergy who perform marriages would have to register with the Clerk of the Peace Office and pay a $60 annual fee. Clergy wanting to perform a single marriage would be required to register and pay a $30 registration fee. A couple who is married by an unregistered member of the clergy would still be considered legally married if they meet all of the other requirements according to state law. The unregistered clergy member would be subject to a $100 fine and authorization to perform marriages could be revoked. The fees would be used to maintain a computerized system to assist couples with finding and verifying eligibility of clergy

DelDOT receives funding for paths

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has received $1.79 million to support the bike and pedestrian paths on the new Indian River Inlet Bridge and Roadway Approach contracts. U.S. Congressman Michael N. Castle, U.S. Senator Thomas R. Carper and Senator Edward (Ted) Kauffman each worked on DelDOT’s behalf to secure the funding. DelDOT will utilize $300,000 for bike and pedestrian improvements on the SR 1 for the roadway approaches and will use the other $1.49 million to supplement the cost of bike, pedestrian and sidewalk improvements on the contract currently being executed to build the new Indian River Inlet Bridge. For the latest on the construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge Replacement Project, visit

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Memorial Day 2010

Son’s ultimate sacrifice was for our freedoms To the Editor: Please consider including this in the Memorial Day edition of The Star. I shall never forget the graciousness, love, loyalty and support we received from Cory’s beloved hometown of Seaford, and from communities far and wide. Our thanks again, to the loving care of you all— those who have helped in our healing these last four years. Dear Family and Friends of Cory . . .

Just before this 4th Memorial Day since Cory’s death, I ran across a card from the back of a portrait we received as a gift from Anne Oborn of Bountiful, Utah. I had never noticed it before — or perhaps was so overwhelmed with emotion when it arrived that I tucked the card away deep in my desk drawer. I wanted to share with you Anne’s website. It is very uplifting. Her paintings are gorgeous. Impressionism is my favorite style of painting, so it was such a gift to receive Cory’s portrait in this style. I hope that you visit Anne’s website. Her portrait was a gift of the heart. We have it hanging at the bottom of the steps on the way to Cory’s bedroom. It is illuminated by two lights that stay on night and day. Whenever I go to the kitchen, I can see my beautiful son’s great, gregarious grin by looking over the Dutch door down the steps. I have tried to take a picture of the painting, but haven’t been able to capture its depth and beauty. When I get a good

picture of it, I’ll share it with you. Meanwhile, you can enjoy the website, www. Delaware Hometown Heroes also used the same photograph. (See Hometown Heroes on page 15.) Anne painted Cory’s picture from the photo of him in the desert outside of Fallujah, Anbar Province, Iraq, in his 2004-5 tour. Michael Reagan used the same photo to prepare the lithographs of Cory presented to us by 2D Recon, USMC, on Dec. 8, 2006. Evidently, that photo is the one that captures all of our hearts! It was taken by Donovan or Cagney, two of his teammates during that first tour. The situation was that our Marines were outside of the city of Fallujah, so it was before Thanksgiving 2004. In mid-November, they lost their first casualty, Jack Dempsey (http://www. Thanksgiving Day saw another beloved Marine brother, Gunny Obleas (http:// fatally wounded. You have read of the physical feats accomplished after that day by fellow Marine, Andy Hatcher (http:// Andrew Koltunawicz, with whom we ate lunch at Wendy’s in Jacksonville just before they left, was also injured, as were other Marines. By the end of January 2005, they had secured the city, and on the 30th of that

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month, this famous photo appeared. This is what our troops are fighting for — the freedom to choose one’s leaders — to be represented and not dominated. As a nation so remotely connected, we are losing sight of the great strides that have been made in Iraq. It is no less important today in 2010 to continue our support of the people of Iraq and Afghanistan. We cannot fathom the absence of this kind of freedom, for it was won for us over 200 years ago. Think about the long fight women had in this country — the Land of the Free — for voting rights. From the first women’s rights meeting in the United States, held at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848 until August 26, 1920, the day the Suffrage Battle was won, it took 72 years to gain voting rights for women. It took an additional 45 years before all Black citizens could vote. Why on earth should we expect something so fundamentally necessary to us take only months or a couple of years in countries where freedom has yet to find its way? The War in Iraq began in 2003. Less than two years later, Iraqi citizens voted for the first time in history. That is nothing less than incredible. Their history is quite a bit longer than ours, since Iraq is the

Cradle of Civilization. htm My son gave his life for a very worthy cause. What we as Americans consider to be an inalienable right should be a fervent prayer for others across the world, as well. Our freedom to worship is as precious, but you see, they often go hand in hand. Consider soulfully, the sacrifice of those who bought and paid for the freedoms we enjoy today. Thank you, Anne Oborn, for the beauty of remembering our son. He must not have died in vain. His life was too precious to be given if we lose heart and don’t follow through with determination to achieve a chance at freedom. The road will be filled with tears and strife. But what, after all, is worth fighting for if freedom is not? Healing, though, has begun, and will be perfected that great day in the morning when we are sitting at Jesus’ feet! songdetail.aspx?iid=558743 Godspeed, Danna Swain Palmer, Marine Mom of Cory, My Joyous Boy and Precious Son Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; Psalm 30:11

REMEMBER WITH LOVE The Men and Women who served our country deserve our respect.

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A special tribute to the Ellis brothers of Laurel by Jim Allen, Historian Laurel American Legion Post 19

As Memorial Day nears and we honor our fallen heroes, I would like to pay tribute to one of Laurel’s finest families. I am referring to the Ellis Family, Wilbur and Elsie Ellis and their sons, Pierce, Dick Joe and Blair. Pierce Ellis, Laurel’s beloved family doctor, is quite a guy. Everyone loves him and admires him for his outstanding contributions to the town of Laurel and the citizens who call it home. He has always been there for us with exemplary medical care when we needed his services. He is one of Laurel’s favorite sons. Dick Ellis, a World War II ace in the South Pacific, made quite a name for himself for downing scores of Japanese planes. He later earned the rank of General in the U.S. Air Force and was our Chief of Staff in Europe. When Joe Ellis returned home from World War II, he went into business with his father-in-law. After many successful years as a businessman, he was elected mayor of Laurel and will always be remembered as one of Laurel’s notable citizens. The youngest son in the family was my good friend and classmate, Blair Ellis.

“Jabbo,” as we called him in school, lost his life in World War II when his troop ship, the HMT Rohna, was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea. He, along with 1,014 of his buddies, was never heard of again. A day never passes that I don’t think of Jabbo and remember what a great guy and patriot he was. I have had the honor and privilege to present the Blair Ellis award at the annual Laurel High School Award’s Night for several years now. And every year, as I start to speak to the graduates, I get choked up remembering the man for whom the award is named. This year, I am giving the presenting honor to Blair’s nephew and namesake, Blair Ellis, son of Dr. Ellis. I know he will feel the same pride in presenting the award as I feel each year when I stand before the new graduates. I hope that everyone in Laurel will extend a word of thanks to the Ellis family for their dedication to their town and country. I also would like to inform the past 60 recipients of the Blair Ellis Award that there are two books in the Laurel Public Library about the life of Blair “Jabbo” Ellis. These books were put together by Laurel High School Graduates, Morris Harris, Ben Sirman and Doug Marvil, and contain

Ellis brothers, from left, Blair, Joe, Dick and Pierce.

pictures of all the past winners. The books are located on the second floor of the library in the Delaware Room. The Laurel American Legion Post 19’s annual Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 31, at 11 a.m. The guest

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

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Their Bravery Will Not Be Forgotten

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.

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speaker this year will be State Representative Biff Lee. Mary Ann Young will provide beautiful patriotic music and the Laurel Middle School Band will also perform. Refreshments will follow the service and the public is invited.




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The Laurel Middle School Band will Perform and Vocalist Mary Ann Young will Sing

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Memorial Day Services A Memorial Day tradition continues on Monday, May 31, with a ceremony at the Veterans’ Memorial in Kiwanis Park, located at Stein Highway and Atlanta Road. The ceremony, which begins at 11 a.m., is sponsored by the Seaford Veterans Committee. U.S. Marine Corps retiree, Captain (Bishop) Carlton L. Cannon Sr., a combat wounded veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart and is pastor at the Church of God on Clarence Street in Seaford, is the scheduled guest speaker. A Memorial Day Parade will precede the ceremony. The parade line-up begins at 10 a.m. at Pennsylvania Avenue and Nylon Boulevard. Parade step off is at 10:20 a.m. The parade route is Nylon Boulevard, Locust Street, Rodney Street to Farm Street for the ceremony at the Veterans’ Monument at Kiwanis Park. A salute and recognition will be paid to all military personnel past and present, as well as any Gold Star mothers in attendance. After the ceremony, there will be a dedication of “memorial bricks” that have been placed along the walkway at the monument site honoring those who have served their country. In case of inclement weather, the parade will be cancelled and the Memorial Day Ceremony will be held in the auditorium of Seaford High School at 11 a.m. On behalf of the Seaford Veterans Committee, consisting of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4961, American Legion Posts 6 and 37, AMVETS Post 1694, Marine Corps League Detachment 780 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, co-chairs Joe Tune and Pete Bohn extend an invitation to the public to attend this event as the community memorializes and honors the service and sacrifices of all veterans who have or are serving this country. After the ceremony, American Legion Post 6 (Log Cabin) on Front Street, Seaford and VFW Post 4961 on Middleford Road, Seaford, will hold open houses, with lunch being served, that are free and open to the public.


State Rep. Biff Lee will be the guest speaker for the Memorial Day service at Laurel American Legion Post 19, on Monday, May 31, at 11 a.m. Born in 1947 in Delaware, Clifford G. “Biff” Lee, who resides in Laurel, attended Laurel public schools and graduated from Laurel High School in 1965. After graduation, Lee went to work for the DuPont Nylon Plant. After two years, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Texas, Calif., Taiwan and New Jersey. After his tour of duty, he returned home and was appointed to attend the Delaware State Police Academy in 1971. He graduated later that year and became a trooper assigned as a road officer. During his 20 year career with the Delaware State Police, Lee served as a road officer, youth officer, member of the Tactical Accident Control Team, and worked as a Court Liaison officer. He later became a road sergeant and served as a non-commissioned officer in charge of the Bad Check Squad, Property Squad and

SUSCOM. In the community, Lee dedicated many volunteer hours to organize the Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race. He served as president of the Laurel Fire Department for one term where he continues to be a member. He was inducted into the Delmarva Fireman’s Association Hall of Fame in 2006. This year, he was elected president of the Sussex County Volunteer Fireman’s Association. He is an active member of Centenary Methodist Church in Laurel and the Sunshine Adult Sunday School Class. He is also a member of the Laurel Lions Club, the Laurel Chamber of Commerce and the American Legion Post 19. He is a charter member of the Laurel High School Alumni Association and a member of the board of directors of the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club. Lee began his career in government service in 1986 after being appointed to serve as a member of Laurel Town Council. Following in the footsteps of his father, Clifford Lee and his grandfather, Harvey Lee, Biff was elected to the Delaware House of Representatives in 1990. Lee continues to serve as an umpire for the Laurel Little League. In the fall, he officiates as a high school football referee throughout Delaware. He is a member of the Delmarva Football Officials Association and the National Association of Sports Officials. Representative Lee has two adult sons,

Honoring Their Memory


Father George T. Dykes Jr., Europe Stepfather Jim Ward, South Pacific Uncle Fred, South Pacific Uncle Melvin, South Pacific Uncle Pete, Italy All involved in WW II

Remembering you on this MEMORIAL DAY. - Donald Dykes

Brad and his wife Opal and Brent. He has three grandchildren, Kortney, Brady and Brina. Lee is a responsive, pro-active legislator. He can be found regularly in the early morning hours at certain locations within the district and encourages citizens to meet with him to share their thoughts and views.


Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 will host a Veterans Day program on Sunday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Post on 2 Governors Avenue. The public is invited to attend.


The traditional Sussex County Memorial Day Celebration will be held on The Circle in Georgetown, Sunday, May 30th at 1:30 PM. Co-sponsors are the Georgetown Kiwanis Club and the Korean War Veterans Association, Sussex Chapter. The Keynote speech will be delivered by Lieutenant Colonel Michael Kerrigan, USMC Retired. Mr. Kerrigan is the son of Bill and Shirley Kerrigan of Georgetown. Master of Ceremonies will be former Kiwanis Board Chairman, the Honorable Richard Comly. Colors will be presented by the Sussex Central High Junior ROTC. Invocation and benediction will be offered by Reverend John Betts of the Abundant Life Church, Georgetown. Soloist Cathy Gorman will sing the National Anthem

and America the Beautiful. Wreathes will be placed by veteran’s groups and local service organizations in tribute to those who died in WW II, Korea, Viet Nam, and the recent conflicts to protect our freedoms. The rifle salute will be executed by the Korean War Veterans Association. Taps and its echo will be performed by members of the Sussex Central High School Band.


Delmar Memorial Post 8276 will hold a Memorial & Troop Appreciation Service on Sunday, May 30, a 1 p.m. The Delmar VFW is located at 200 West State Street. The service will be held behind the VFW or inside if it rains.


A ceremony to place a bronze marker on the gravesite of John C. Lawrence will be held Sunday, May 30, at 2 p.m. in the Blades Cemetery. Mr. Lawrence served in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. His nephew, Alton Milligan, with the help of State Rep. Biff Lee, obtained the bronze marker to honor the service of Mr. Lawrence. Mr. Lawrence died in December of 1970. He was a member of the American Legion Post 6. Rain date for the ceremony is Monday, May 31, at 2 p.m.

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Service held behind VFW or inside if it rains. This Memorial Day, we salute the heroes of our Armed Forces past and present for their courage and dedication to our country.

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Six local heroes were among those who were honored A Delaware Hometown Heroes banner display, honoring 30 of Delaware’s war casualties, made its rounds throughout the state a year or so ago. Four bear the names of men from Seaford, three who were killed in Iraq, and one who was killed in Lebanon. Two other banners bear the names of area men who were killed during the Vietnam War. The banners eventually were

given to the families of the hometown heroes who will live on in our memories forever. The Seaford men who were killed in action and who were recognized in the display were: • 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;


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• 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 were: • 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, were 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, were the words, “Delaware Hometown Heroes.”

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In times of war and peace, the men and women of our military dedicate themselves to serving our country. Their commitment, patriotism, sacrifice and courage keep our country safe and strong. On Memorial Day, we honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty, and salute those who serve today. Morning Star Publications, Inc. Home of the Seaford / Laurel Stars 951 Norman Eskridge Hwy. Seaford, DE 19973



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Community Bulletin Board Eat at IHOP to help the library

Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay. You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.

off on Thursday, July 8 with the carnival, opening ceremonies and music in and around Gateway Park. Friday night will feature the popular Little and Junior Miss Riverfest Pageant and entertainment by the Funsters. On Saturday, the Nanticoke Riverfest will feature the annual float-in, canoe and kayak races and duck dash and shopping, entertainment and giveaways for the casual visitor. Riverfest is partnering with the Seaford Historical Society and Southern Delaware Tourism to showcase the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, America’s first national water trail. For more information about Riverfest, visit or call 629-9173.

SHS 20 year reunion

Class of 1965 need addresses

The SHS Class of 1965 Reunion Committee is planning their 45th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 9. They still need addresses for the following classmates: Luiz Bueno, Tyronne Drummond, Barbara Frazier Burk, Faye Hayes Wright, Irvin Johnson, Kenny Mullin, Ronald West, Wayne Hastings, Dee Dee Helfrich Anderson, Pete Viggiano, Susan Hydock Wessells and Sandra Turner. If you have any information to share, call Donna Hastings Angell at 6298077 or email her at woodlandangell@

Nanticoke Riverfest is July 8-10

The 16th annual Nanticoke Riverfest, designed to showcase the Nanticoke River and downtown Seaford, will take place Thursday and Friday, July 8-9, starting at 5 p.m. and all day Saturday, July 10, in the area in and around downtown Seaford. This year’s theme “Sweet 16,” celebrates the longevity of the festival and adds a 1950’s flare. The festival will kick

Seaford High School Class of 1990 will hold their 20 Year Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 10 p.m., in the Ball Room at Heritage Shores Club House in Bridgeville. If your check is received before June 29, the cost is $35 per person. Checks must be mailed to: Sandy Whitten Stinson, 31521 Miller Road, Cordova, MD 21625. Checks should be made payable to: SHS Class of 1990. After June 29, the cost is $45 per person. This fee is non-refundable. For more information, visit the Facebook page, “Seaford Senior High Class of 1990.”

Applicants sought for board

The Seaford Library and Cultural Center board of commissioners is accepting applications for a five year term appointment to begin July 1. The board oversees the library as representatives of the community, determines and sets up policies to govern operations, develops and oversees the budget and actively supports legislation. Applicants must be residents of the Seaford School District and are expected to be patrons in good standing.

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BBQ Chicken Dinner

Bethel Church is holding a BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, June 19 from 4-6 p.m. It will be held in the church’s community building, on the north end of Oak Grove Rd, west of Seaford. Dinner includes a half chicken, homemade coleslaw, macaroni salad, applesauce, roll, beverage and dessert. The dinner is available by tickets only (deadline is June 13). Donations: $10 adults, $5 children under 12. Carryouts are available. For tickets or information, call 410-754-8681 or 302337-8836.

Girls Night Out

Join girls from kindergarten to 5th grade for a night of girl fun. Sessions will be hands on and interactive for girls. Girls Night Out will be held on Friday, June 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Seaford Library. The event is sponsored by the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council. All girls in kindergarten to 5th grade are welcome to attend. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to attend. The cost is $5 per girl. Financial assistance is available. Register to attend by May 28, by contacting Pat Lewis at 410-742-5107 or 1-800-3749811, ext. 26 or email

Camp Invention is July 12-16

The Camp Invention program offers elementary kids in the Seaford area one week of science enrichment combined with imaginative fun. Hosted by Blades Elementary School during the week of July 12-16, it features five classes each day that focus on


science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), woven into purposeful hands-on activities that harness the participants’ innate creativity to solve real-world challenges. To learn more about the program, visit or call 800-9684332.

Seaford Library

• The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed on Monday, May 31. We will be open for our regular business hours on Tuesday, June 1. • “SEE-Simply Equal Education” is coming to the Seaford library and Cultural Center on Wednesday, June 2, at 3 p.m., to present their interactive program about helping other children in third world countries learn. For more information, contact Christina Poe at 629-2524. • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 8, at 6 p.m. • “Lights, Camera, Action!” the Seaford Library and Cultural Center hosts “Movie Night” on Thursday, June 10, at 5:30 p.m. We provide the movie and refreshments; you take a seat and enjoy the show. For more information, call 6292524 or visit • Sign-up for the Teen Summer Reading Program, “Make Waves @ Your Library,” will begin on Tuesday, June 15, at 12:30 p.m. Read for prizes and attend programs! For more information, call 629-2524 or visit • Lapsit will resume on Monday, June 21, at 10:30 a.m. This will be a Monday only program. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit • The “Science and Religion” book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, June 21, at 6 p.m. For more information, call Rose Harrison at 629-2524 or visit • Dive in and explore the world of water with this year’s Children’s Summer Reading Program, “Make a Splash @ Your Library.” Registration begins on Wednesday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a “Make and Take” craft. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit

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‘Move Up Day’

Laurel High School will be hosting “Move Up Day” on Thursday, May 27, for all current Laurel Middle School students. Students will have an opportunity to meet with department heads to sample some of the course offerings at LHS, including our extensive selection of


MORNING STAR • MAY 27 - JUNE 2, 2010 Advanced Placement courses, Career and Technical Education and the Visual and Performing Arts. Laurel School District parents and community members are encouraged to attend either morning or afternoon sessions. The morning session runs from 8:30 to 11am, and the afternoon session runs from 11:30 to 1:50. For more information, please contact Laurel High School at 875-6120, or email .

Bless the Bradford’s music benefit

A Gospel Music Benefit is being held on Saturday, June 19 at Laurel Wesleyan Church, 30186 Seaford Rd (Alt. 13), just north of Laurel, Del. Admission is free. A love offering for the Bradford Family will be taken. This is the Laurel family who lost their home in an explosion last month. The event is being sponsored by Joe Dawson Music Ministry and Laurel Wesleyan Church. Featured singers will include The Lights of Home, Vill Primrose, Amy Holloway Stark, Rev. Ken Deusa, Pastor Ben Sorrells and Joe Dawson. For more information call the church office 875-5380 or visit or

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Library seeks board member

The Bridgeville Library Board of Trustees is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the board for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2010. The board will review applications received and forward a recommendation to the resident judge of the Superior Court of Sussex County for appointment. Board members must be adult residents of the Woodbridge School District. A background check may be required. Library Board members oversee the library as representatives of the community. They determine policies governing the operations and services of the library. They develop and oversee the operating budget. They actively support library related legislation. The Board has public meetings at the library at least four times per year, and usually meets monthly. Applications are available at the Bridgeville Public Library, 600 South Cannon Street. Bridgeville. For more information, call Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext. 107. Deadline for receipt of application iis June 14, 2010.

The Laurel Ruritan Club will hold a Chicken BBQ on Saturday, May 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at O’Neal’s Antiques on Rt. 13. Cost is $7 per dinner. The proceeds will benefit local charities.

fier – as part of a loan program designed to help visually impaired members of the community. The Bierley MonoMouse Hand Held Electronic Magnifier is available to be borrowed from the library in the same manner as borrowing a book. It connects to any television via the attached standard RCA plug and then the large blue button is simply pressed to start reading. For more information about the MonoMouse Magnifier at the Greenwood Library, call 302-349-5309 or ask any librarian the next time you visit the library.

Festival Auction, beginning at noon and various entertainments; such as parachute jumps, chainsaw competition, live music throughout the day and the 2009 Mountaire Communion of Choirs winner, Milford Church of God Choir. Softball and volleyball tournaments will be held as well as a basketball free throw shooting contest. The festival will also feature a live remote radio broadcast by WOLC Joy 102.5 F.M. For more information, visit or contact Jay Embleton at 337-3567.

Greenwood Spring Festival

Greenwood Mennonite School will hold its 24th Annual Greenwood Spring Festival on Saturday, June 5, on the school grounds in Greenwood, rain or shine. The day begins with an old-fashioned, All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Outdoor booths are open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. featuring fresh-made foods, chicken barbeque, pork barbeque, seafood – including crab cakes, baked goods, fresh doughnuts, homemade ice cream, milkshakes, fresh fruit smoothies, handcrafted items, books, plants, crafts; plus a petting zoo, children’s games and prizes, a white elephant booth, Christmas in June and more. Other activities include the Spring

Sandwich Sale & Yard Sale

The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is holding a sandwich sale and yard sale on Saturday, June 5, from 9 a.m. until. Featured will be oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad, baked goods, homemade ice cream and more. The church is located on Rt. 13 North & Dorothy Road, 3 miles north of the Md.-Del. state line. For further information, call 875-7824.

Fish’n for Sight Tournament

The 3rd annual Fish’n for Sight Tournament will be held on June 13, 1 to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The day is pure family fun and exposing all ages to the goal of the Lions to help the visually impaired. One completed pledge sheet enters two people to fish, one of the two must be an adult. This is a great time to get together with the kids and have some fun. Information and pledge sheets are available at Laurel Petroleum, A&K Enterprises by the bridge, or from any Laurel Lion.

Greenwood CHEER Dinner Club

The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Join us for an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Card games are from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For menus and more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Library offers MonoMouse

The Greenwood Public Library is now offering the Bierley MonoMouse – an easy to use, hand held electronic magni-

Memorial Day Celebration

The Town of Bridgeville will host a Memorial Day Celebration at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 31, at the Veterans Memorial in the Bridgeville Cemetery. Join us for this special recognition of our veterans.

Genealogy class at Bridgeville Library On May 25, at 10:30 a.m., there will be a beginners genealogy class offered for anyone interested in finding out how to explore their family roots. Starting on June 16 and monthly every third Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., there will be a genealogy discussion group meet-

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MORNING STAR • MAY 27 - JUNE 2, 2010 pancy. All trips are open to the public. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180.

National Zoo trip Seaford AARP trips

July 22 - A day trip to Norfolk for lunch on the Spirit Of Norfolk, play bingo and win prizes. Cost: $79. Oct. 25-29 - Smoky Mts., Tenn. - Visit the Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum and board an actual life boat, touch an iceberg and experience the chill of the 28 degree water. The museum will display hundreds of artifacts in 20 galleries on two decks. Enjoy a catered lunch and a show from a Blast From The Past at Smiths Restaurant. Admission to Dollywood for a day before your stop at the Smith Family Dinner Theatre with live entertainment. Then off to the Magic Beyond Belief show. Enjoy a box lunch while having a guided tour of the Smoky Mts., looking for black bear and, that evening, have dinner at the Black Bear Jamboree. Have dinner before enjoying a night of dancing and humor at the Country Tonite theatre. Hotel, four breakfasts, four dinners, two lunches, restaurants and bus driver tip included. Cost: $595 per person, double occupancy; $725 per person, single occu-

Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 24. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 8:30 a.m. and leaves Washington at 3 p.m. Cost is $30 per person and includes transportation. Zoo admission is free. Deadline for payment is June 3. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Coffee with Dave

State Rep. Dave Wilson (R-Cedar Creek Hundred) will hold a coffee meeting at the Smith Family Restaurant in Greenwood, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., on Monday, June 7. Rep. Wilson holds monthly “Cup of Coffee with Dave” meetings at Jimmy’s Grille in Bridgeville on the second Wednesday of each month, but periodically holds meetings in nearby Greenwood. The meetings are intended to give residents of the 35th District a regular chance to speak with their state representative over a free cup of coffee and pastry. “Considering we’re heading into the last month of the 2010 legislative session and wrapping up the 145th General As-

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Laurel Senior Center Trips

The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trips: Smith Island, June 8. Ocean City, June 14. Tennessee Sampler, Oct 4-9, cost $739 per person, includes 5 nights hotel accommodations, 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 1 luncheon, cruise, 3 shows, Graceland & Dollyland. For more information, call 875-2536.

Choptank Riverboat Dinner Cruise

The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is hosting a Choptank Riverboat Dinner Cruise on Thursday, July 8. Cost is $50 per person and includes a prime rib with crab cake dinner provided by Suicide Bridge Restaurant. The cruise is aboard the Dorothy Megan. Tips are appreciated. Bus transportation from all CHEER Centers is available by reservation. The bus departs the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 3 p.m. and returns to the center at approximately 10 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Greenwood CHEER Center and all other CHEER Centers. Tickets must be purchased by June 24. For more information, contact Susan Welch at 349-5237.


Sunday, June 13 • 1-4 pm on Broadcreek at

Johnny Janosik Park

Centenary Church Sunshine Class is sponsoring a bus trip to Yankee Stadium on Saturday, May 29, to see the Yankees vs. the Cleveland Indians. Call 875-2823 for ticket information. AARP #915 presents a trip to Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 24-29. Trip is six days and five nights and includes five breakfasts and five full dinners. Sights include the Derby Dinner Playhouse, Belle of Louisville Riverboat, Churchill Downs & Kentucky Derby Musesum, “My Old Kentucky Home” Place, Heaven’s Hill Distillery, Louisville

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Fishing Rods, Tackle Boxes, & Trophies

Slugger Museum and much, much more. Cost is $775 per person/double occupancy. Single occupancy is slightly higher. For information or reservations, call 410-754-8189 or 410-754-8588.

Travel with Delaware Tech

The public is invited to enjoy a fun day-trip in June; the trips are offered by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Dance in your seat to classic Elvis songs such as “Jailhouse Rock,” “All Shook Up,” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love” in the musical “All Shook Up” at the Candlelight Dinner Theatre in Ardentown, on Wednesday, June 9. Enjoy a matinee performance of the hilarious chaos that occurs when a young, married man spends too much time with his boss’s wife in “How the Other Half Loves!” at the Rainbow Dinner Theatre in Paradise, Penn. on Wednesday, June 23. Adults ages 50 and up can become Adult Plus+ members for $18 per year. Benefits of membership include unlimited use of the Stephen J. Betze Library located on campus; exclusive advanced registration and special discounts on trips, courses and events; and a free drink with purchase of a meal in the dining hall on campus. For more information, contact Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 8565618.

Trip to Yankee Stadium

Trip to Louisville

FISH’N FOR SIGHT A Family Fun Afternoon!

sembly, I expect there will be a lot to talk about,” Rep. Wilson said. The Greenwood meeting will not impact the next meeting at Jimmy’s Grille in Bridgeville on Wednesday, June 9, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Mulch, Top Soil, Peat Moss, Potted Plants, Annuals,P erennials, Hanging Baskets, Shrubbery & Trees OPEN 9-5 - 7 DAYS A WEEK

USCG Auxiliary

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.

Weekly ‘Feline Rescue’ session

Homeless Cat Helpers will hold a question and answer session on “Feline Rescue Resources” at the Seaford Library on Monday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. The session will offer information about sliding scale cost spay/neuter clinics and no-kill kitten adoptions.

Sussex County Marines

Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, “the log cabin,” in Seaford. All former and retired Marines, from all generations, are welcome.

‘Meet, Greet & Eat’

Meet, greet and eat with the Sussex County Register of Wills. (Friends for Greg Fuller Fundraiser) Friday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at the Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 South Bedford St. $20 donation. Call 245-3107or 841-8582 for details.

MORNING STAR • MAY 27 - JUNE 2, 2010

USPS monthly meeting

United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy boating, sailing or canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Friends of Bridgeville Library

The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will hold their monthly meeting on June 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Bridgeville Public Library, 600 South Cannon St., Bridgeville. All are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend! For more information, call Ruth Skala 302-337-3678

Country breakfast buffet

A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month September through June, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Galestown Community House. Adults, $7, ages 6 to 12, $4, under age 6, no charge. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community house is located on School House Road at the intersection of Galestown and Reliance Roads in Galestown, Md. The dates are: May 23 & June 27.

Delaware Grange schedule

Sunday, June 13 - Sussex County Pomona Grange picnic, 2 p.m., Soroptimist Park, Seaford. Saturday, June 26 - Bus trip to Washington, D.C., to help celebrate 50 years of the National Grange Building being in existence. For more information, contact Rosalie Walls at 302-542-3875.


Colonel Richardson High School, Class of 1985, is planning a 25th high school reunion for this fall. The committee is updating classmate addresses. For more information, contact Debbie (Feyl) Brohawn at 410-754-8910 or crhs1985@

Miss Delaware Golf Classic

The Miss Delaware Golf Classic, hosted by the Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization, will be held at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover on Monday, June 7. The tournament begins at noon with a shotgun start. The Miss Delaware pageant will be held at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12. Player registration is $125 for individual players or $500 for a foursome, which includes green fees, cart, unlimited range balls, gift bag, lunch and dinner and tournament prizes. Tournament hole sponsors are $125. For more information,


contact Georgeann White at 302-2361955, 302-934-9797 or ghwhite70@aol. com.

Teen Idol seeks contestants

A Teen Idol contest at Kids Fest on Saturday, June 12, will challenge young singers to showcase their talent on stage. The vocal competition is open to youth between the ages of 13 to 19. The contest is 10 a.m. to noon on the main Kids Fest stage at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Entries are being accepted now. For more information, call 302398-5194 or 302-242-0375 or visit www.

Georgetown Community Yard Sale

Join the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce for its 2nd Annual Georgetown Community Yard Sale at Sports at the Beach on Saturday, June 19, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For $20 (Chamber members) and $25 (non-members) you will receive a 10 x 10 space on the open grounds of Sports at the Beach in Georgetown. The location offers high visibility to a high volume of beach traffic, while it provides a built in customer base because of the nearly 80 baseball teams scheduled to compete at the sports complex that weekend. Proceeds from registrations benefit the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. For more information or to reserve a space, call 856-1544 or visit www.

Lions Club Sandwich Sale

The Federalsburg Lions Club is having a Pit Beef Sandwich & Pulled Pork Sandwich Sale on Friday, May 28, at the corner of the Federalsburg Bypass and Veterans Drive in Federalsburg, Md. Meal includes sandwich, chips, brownie, pickles and drink for $7. Starts at 10 a.m. until sold out. Call Lion Dave Morean at 410-924-0983 for pre-order or to arrange delivery to your business.

49th Annual Postal Stamp Show

The Eastern Shore Stamp Club’s 49th annual Postal Stamp Show will be held on Sunday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, 500 Glen Avenue in Salisbury. There will be free stamps for kids, dealer bourse and stamp exhibits. Admission is free. For further information contact Bert Raymond at 410-422-1492.



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Area Girl Scouts deliver 28 cases of Taste of Home cookies to the Bridgeville Goodwill Food Bank. In the back, from left are Jessica Harris, Troop 789; Jamiah Weston and Dallas Slavin, Troop 740; and Fern Joseph from the Goodwill Food Bank. Front row are Elizabeth Monroe, Joellea Cannon and Amanda Carey, all of Troop 740.

Girl Scouts celebrate cookie sale Girl Scouts of Service Unit 10, which consists of Laurel, Seaford, Bridgeville and Greenwood, sold 29,935 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this year. They also sold 748 boxes for Taste of Home that were sent to our military overseas and to the Bridgeville Goodwill Food Bank. Top sellers for the unit were: Alexandra Morris, Troop 864, 1,375 boxes; Joellea

Cannon of Troop 740, 1,040 boxes; Jessica Harris, Troop 789, 887 boxes; Bailey Dixon of Troop 184, 799 boxes; Kaitlyn Sirman of Troop 184, 751 boxes; and Jasmyn Breck of Troop 479, 762 boxes. There were 16 girls in the 500+ club this year. All of the troops did an excellent job, especially considering the record snow fall in February.


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Church Bulletins Galestown UMC Hymn Sing

Galestown United Methodist Church will be holding a summer hymn sing on June 6 at 2 p.m. Guest singers will be C. Bud Scott and Charlie Paparella. A buffet style dinner will be served immediately following the service. There will be no morning service.

Cash Family

The Cash Family will be at the Laurel Baptist Church on Sunday evening, June 13, at 7 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd. (west side of Rt. 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town). A love offering will be taken. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Free soup and sandwiches

New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel offers free soup and sandwiches every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Timothy Duffield Sr. at 8750727.

Weekly Bible Study

A weekly Bible study is being held every Wednesday night from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at the Days Inn, Rt. 13 South, Seaford. Family oriented Bible lessons for all ages. Sunday worship service is at 12 noon in the same location. The Pastor is Elder Cornell Johnson of Jesus The Christ Apostolic Ministries. Call 628-0349 or 302-344-9672 for more information.

Delmar Wesleyan events

The gospel group, Sacred Sound, will perform at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, May 23, at Delmar Wesleyan Church, located at 800 East St. in Delmar, Md. On Saturday, May 29, the church will hold a Strawberry Festival/Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables are $10 each. To reserve a table, call the church at 410-896-3600 and leave a message.

HOH-DE needs your help

In a day where your investments in the stock market can be unpredictable, it is nice to know there is a place where you can give and expect to see growth. At House of Hope Delaware, a faith-based, Christ-centered ministry, we work to change the lives of teens and their families across Delaware and the Eastern Shore. The landscape of our nation is scattered with broken lives shattered by the destructive effects of child abuse, sexual abuse, drug addiction, anger, self-mutilation and more. At HOH-DE, we minister to them and their families every week. To learn more, visit or call 715-5270.

La Red Health Center seminar

On Wednesday, June 16, at 11 a.m., Sue Bardsley of La Red Health Center will speak about their “Gatekeeper Program” at Epworth United Methodist Church. This “Lunch and Learn” seminar is free and open to the public. Bring a bag lunch (beverages will be provided). The Gatekeeper Program is a non-tra-

ditional, community-based referral source which identifies older adults who may be at risk for depression, substance abuse and other mental health issues. “Gatekeepers” may be employees, businesses or volunteers who, during the course of the day, come in contact with vulnerable older adults in the community and are trained to be observers of behaviors and life circumstances that may indicate an older person is in need of help. To pre-register, contact Stephanie at 227-7743, ext. 107. Epworth United Methodist Church is located on Holland Glade Road, north of Rehoboth Beach. For more information, visit www.

Southern Gospel Music Ministry

Southern Gospel Music Ministry by Bud Scott of Dover, will minister during morning worship on Sunday, June 6, at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church on Mt. Pleasant Road in Laurel. Everyone is welcome. A free will love offering will be taken. For more information, call 875-1045.

Yard sale for youth group

Laurel Church of Christ will hold a Yard Sale on Saturday, May 29 at 7 a.m., to benefit the youth group’s trip to the Uplift Youth Rally in Arkansas.

Old Christ Church’s schedule

Old Christ Church, an historic church in Laurel, will meet the first Sunday of each month for the summer at 10 a.m. Services will be held on June 6, July 4, Aug. 1 and Sept. 5.

Services are open to anyone of any denomination and will include refreshments and tours of the church after each service. The traditional “Blessing of Animals” will be held on Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. A collection will be taken for local animal shelters. November features a Thanksgiving Day Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. followed by Advent Lessons and Carols with guest concert artists in December. For more information, call 875-3644 or email and

Johnson receives Fellowship Certificate Pastor Cornell Johnson completed the Ministerial-Christian Worker School of Homiletics training class of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc., receiving his Fellowship Certificate for Local Ministry in March 2002. On June 14, 2005, Pastor Johnson was elevated to non-Ordained Elder of the Pentecostal AssemPastor Johnson blies of the World under the DIocesan of Bishop Charles E. Johnson, in the D.C.-Del.-Md. District Council. Over the past 20 years he has served several capacities: Deacon, Sunday school teacher, Christian education superintendent, men’s ministry leader, assistant pas-

DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship CHURCH OF CHRIST

Sunday Family Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. 94 Walnut Street, Laurel, DE (across from GameZone) 302-875-7873

A church you can relate to

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

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956

(302) 875-3644

The Rev. Dr. Howard G. Backus, Rector Holy Eucharist with Healing Sunday ~ 8:30 & 10:30 am Church School ~ 9:30 am

Centenary UMC


200 W. Market Street, Laurel, Del. Contemporary Worship, 8:45 a.m. Traditional Worship, 11:00 a.m. Sunday School, for ALL Ages, 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays: Bible Study 1 p.m.; & Youth Ministry 6:45 p.m.

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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



22581 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, DE • 629-6298


Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 (Nursery & Jr. Church)

Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Service 7:00 p.m.

Know, Grow, Show & Go in our Walk with Jesus Christ

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 Pastor Timothy Dukes, Senior Pastor Pastor John Lanzone, Youth/Family Pastor

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road68, South of Laurel Laurel,D el.

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.

Delmar Wesleyan Church

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

800 East Street Delmar, MD 21875 “The Church That Cares” 410-896-3600 Pastor James C. Hitch

Sunday: Sunday School 10 M Worship 11 AM & 6 PM

Wednesday: Bible Study 7 PM

MORNING STAR • MAY 27 - JUNE 2, 2010 tor, and executive pastor. Pastor Johnson is an ordained Elder, Pastor and Founder of Jesus The Christ Apostolic Ministries, affiliated with the Faith Assemblies of Christ Worldwide under the Diocesan of Bishop Mitchell Way. His wife of 19 years is Deliah S. Johnson and they are the parents of 4 children.


Cornell and Deliah reside in Seaford. Church services are currently held at the Days Inn and Suites, Route 13 South, in Seaford, Sundays at 12 noon. Bible study is held Wednesday night at 7:158:15 p.m. at the same location. Please feel free to contact the church if you have any questions at 302-344-9672.

Obituaries Thomas W. Palmer, 89

Thomas Wesley Palmer of Seaford, died Monday, May 21, 2010, at the Methodist Manor House. Born in Camden, N.J., the son of the late Bessie Peters and Thomas W. Palmer Sr., he was a supervisor at the DuPont Plant in Seaford from 1939 to 1975. He then ran the Pro Shop at the Seaford Golf & Country Club from 1978 to 2006. Tom was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Seaford Golf & Country Club, Chorus of the Nanticoke, First State Harmonizers and Nanticoke Post 6 American Legion. He was a World War II Army veteran. He is survived by sons, Donnan V. Palmer and wife Sharan of Ocean View, Bruce W. Palmer and wife Periann of Seaford, and Bruce “Joe Ben” Morris and wife Karen of Laurel; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Morgan Palmer in 2000; his first wife, Ruth Palmer; and a grandson, Michael Palmer. Services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society, 1138 Parsons Rd., Salisbury, MD 21803. Arrangements are in the care of Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.

Mary Jane Faist, 90

Mary Jane Faist of Laurel and formerly of Seaford passed away on May 22, 2010 at Harrison Senior Living of Georgetown. She was born in Bonifay, Florida on Dec. 5, 1919, a daughter of Jeffrey and Katie Hough. Mrs. Faist was a lifetime member of


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.

Death Notices Gale A. Hearn, 60

Gale Allen Hearn of Laurel, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2010. Services were held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Laurel on Wednesday, May 26. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel.

SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077



302-629-8434 •

MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 4:30 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.

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 Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”

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



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


Ministry for the wholef amily 7 PM

Pastor Stacey Johnson

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



315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973 • 302-629-9755

Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins

Praise Worship 8:15 AM • Sunday School 9:45 AM • Traditional Worship 11:15 AM

Laurel Baptist Church, SBC 22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 - Sunday

Wednesday Evening

9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 6:45 Catalyst Youth (gr. 7-12), Worship, Nursery, Classes DivorceCare, KidStuf 103 (K-6 kids & their parents, 1st & 3rd for Kids & Adults Wednesday) 7:00 Intercessory 7:00 p.m. Prayer, Men’s Group Evening Service

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

The Church by the Side of the Road 15092 Cokesbury Rd, Georgetown, DE

(302) 629-5222 • 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. Jim Sipes • 302-629-4458

United Methodist Church

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


St. Luke’s

Episcopal Church Front & King St., Seaford, DE


Holy Eucharist: Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. 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 - G. W. Cliver - 629-6206 Elder - Don Birch - 629-8949 Elder - Ron Russell - 629-6033 Sunday School 10 a.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

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

2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Across from Bank 337-7409 Handicap Friendly

629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 •

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


9 am Contemporary Service 10 am Sunday School 11 am Traditional Worship Youth Group (Sun. 6 p.m.)


Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Pastor - O. Kenneth Scheller 302-875-0140

A Safe Sanctuary & Stephen’s Ministry Church Rev. E. S. Mallozzi

All are welcome to worship here every Sabbath.

Sun. 9:30 am Wed. 7:00 pm

Children’s Church • Nursery


Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church

26295 Sussex Highway (south on 13), Seaford, DE

302- 875-4646

PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956

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

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St. Johns United Methodist Church in Seaford. Mary spent her life caring for her family as a loving homemaker to her children, Larry Faist, William Faist and wife Phyllis, Rodney Faist, Patricia McMullen and husband Jack. A brother, Ralph Hough, and sisters, Betty Lane and husband Leonard, Dorothy Whitehurst and Sally Miller and husband Milton. Grandchildren, Michael McMullen and Brian McMullen. Great grandchildren, Sage, Brayden, Shawn, Phillip and Donovan. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband William Faist, a son Kenneth Faist, a sister Mildred Land and a brother John Hough. A viewing will be held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home 700 West St., Laurel on Saturday May 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 am., followed by a graveside service at Odd Fellows Cemetery Seaford at 11a.m. The Rev. Chris Pennington will officiate.

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Health Free directory of services

Looking for an assisted living facility, adult day care, home health care services or caregiver support group in your community? Would you like to locate one of Delaware’s many nutrition program sites or find providers of assistive technology devices? You’ll find these resources and much more information in the 2010-2011 Guide to Services for Older Delawareans and Persons with Disabilities. The widely used free directory is a publication of the Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities’ Aging and Disability Resource Center. The 300-page guide was expanded to incorporate services for persons with disabilities that were previously published in a separate directory. The 2010-2011 services guide is available for viewing or downloading on the division’s website, dsaapd, or by calling the division toll-free at 1-800-223-9074 for printed copies. A Spanish language edition of the publication will be available in print and on the website at a later date.

Mentoring program launched

HealthCorps – a proactive health movement with an in-school educational and mentoring program in 50 schools in nine states announces the launch of its curriculum in two Delaware schools – McKean High School in Wilmington and Laurel High School in Laurel. Nemours, owner and operator of the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, is a founding sponsor of this initiative in Delaware. The program, led by a full-time salaried health coordinator, will make its debut in the state at the start of the 20102011 school year this fall. HealthCorps was founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, the host of the nationally syndicated talk show, “The Dr. Oz Show,” and vice-chair and professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. In 2003, he conceived the program in New York City after finding himself operating on patients in their twenties who were in need of heart surgery because of poor lifestyle choices. He set out to save a generation of youth from sustaining shorter life spans than those of their parents. HealthCorps is focused on three priorities - educating the student body; achieving community outreach through “FitTown” – an initiative to connect and empower citizens and organizations to bring about awareness and affect change through local projects and initiatives; and advocating for policy shifts across all levels of government that put health and physical education back into the core curriculum of the American education system. As part of the organization’s mandate, the school program extends to the community through health festivals and liaisons with local health resources and non-profits who share HealthCorps’ mission.

Bereavement support group

Compassionate Care Hospice, The Wellness Community-DE and Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will collaborate to present a monthly bereavement group, The Next Step. The group focuses on issues of loss

that continue beyond the early stages of grief. Mary Van House, bereavement coordinator, will facilitate the group at 10 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, at the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, second floor conference room. To register, call Lisa at 629-6611, ext. 2378.

Depression Support Group

There is a free bimonthly Depression Support Group meeting in Laurel on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Any person who has signs and symptoms of depression and is under the care of a professional counselor/MD is welcome to attend. To register, call 302-465-6612.

Breast cancer support group

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. (DBCC) has expanded its Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey, a program for women newly-diagnosed with breast cancer, by partnering with Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center in Seaford. The free, monthly program is offered at the Cancer Center located at 801 Middleford Road, Seaford, the third Thursday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. The program is facilitated by Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center professional staff - Terri A. Clifton, MS, NCC, Cancer Care coordinator; Mary Brown, RN, DSN, manager Cancer Care Center; and Wendy Polk, nutritionist – with assistance from Lois Wilkinson, DBCC special projects manager, who helps facilitate the program at Bayhealth. Together, they answer questions, help calm fears, and share information about resources that are available at Nanticoke, through DBCC, and other organizations within the local community. Of particular value to newly-diagnosed women is DBCC’s Peer Mentor Program through which they are paired with a long-term survivor for one-on-one support. To learn more about Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, call Lois Wilkinson at 672-6435. Registration is required and light refreshments and small gifts are provided.

Man to Man support group

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers a Man to Man support group meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Man to Man helps men cope with prostate cancer by receiving information and peer support. Man to Man is a forum for men and their support network to learn about diagnosis and treatment options through presentations, written materials and videos. Specialists share information such as side effects and how to cope with prostate cancer and its treatment. News and information about nutrition, general health, research and treatment, as well as messages from men living with prostate cancer and other Man to Man activities, are offered to assist in the recovery process. Pre-registration is not required for this free support group. For more information, contact Larry Skala (337-3678) or Grafton Adams (6288311).

Cancer support group

The Wellness Community-Delaware offers a free general cancer support

group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The monthly support group meets in the second floor conference room of the Cancer Care Center on the third Monday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The Wellness Community is dedicated to

helping people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in a professional program of emotional support and hope. All facilitators of these groups are trained mental health professionals. Call 645-9150 for information or to register.

Secretary Rita Landgraf of Delaware’s Department of Health and Social Services has released the report, “Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Delaware 2002-2006.” According to the report, the state’s overall cancer incidence and mortality rates decreased from 1992-1996 to 20022006 as follows: • Delaware’s cancer incidence rate decreased 3.8 percent compared to 5.1 percent for the U.S. • Delaware’s 2002-2006 cancer incidence rate of 507 per 100,000 was 9.5 percent higher than the U.S. rate of 462.9. • Delaware’s cancer mortality rate decreased 18.9 percent, compared to 11.5 percent nationally. • Delaware’s cancer mortality rate of 194.3 per 100,000 was 4 percent higher than the national rate of 186.9. “Delaware’s cancer mortality rate is down at least in part because of more cancer screenings and better lifestyle choices,” Sec. Landgraf said. “To support

Governor Markell’s priorities of promoting healthy lifestyles, the Division of Public Health will work with partners to continue expanding programs to prevent tobacco use, promote physical activity, proper nutrition, appropriate screening and access to quality treatment.” “To assist in developing future cancer strategies, DPH will complete cancer cluster investigations for each of the 45 census tracts in which the all-site cancer incidence rate is higher than the state average,” said Dr. Karyl Rattay, DPH director. These investigations will be completed by July 30. By September, DPH will also conduct further analyses of the report’s data which show an increase in incidence of uterine, urinary bladder and thyroid cancers in Delaware. Dr. Rattay encourages community leaders and individual residents to request a forum to discuss cancer rates, risks and prevention methods by calling 302-7441040.

State cancer rates show decline

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‘Doctor for hire’ insurance would complement traditional insurance By Dr. Anthony Policastro Last week’s Seaford Star had an article entitled, “‘Doctor for hire’ bill is alternative from traditional health insurance.” It indicated that the proposal would be overseen by the Board of Medical Practice. As a member of the Board of Medical Practice, I have had a chance to review the bill. There are some things that the article did not include which are relevant. The perception created by the headline was that you could use this type of insurance instead of traditional health insurance, which

is not the case. The article indicates what services would be available under a doctor for hire system. These services would include office visits, lab services and x-ray services. However, there are many other things it would not cover. For example, there is no mention of surgery, hospitalization or emergency room visits. These are the kinds of things that most people have medical insurance to cover. This insurance plan would be in addition to current medical insurance. The rates for current insurance might be lower because some

As weight-loss warriors climb to the mountaintop of fitness and better health, they will inevitably cross a plateau or two in their journey. According to Nicholas “Dr. Nick” Yphantides, M.D., M.P.H., medical spokesperson for TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, “There are inevitable periods of plateau. Your weight loss seems to be stuck in neutral. The real dilemma is that the plateau can be a huge motivation killer.” The harm, he says, is that some people give up during a plateau and fall back into poor eating and exercise habits out of discouragement. On a positive note, since it’s best to lose weight slowly, steadily and sensibly, plateaus can often be a body’s balancing act. A plateau can also signal that a body has less fat left to lose. Dr. Nick points out that real plateaus, when weight loss does in fact stall, are different from perceived plateaus, when a person is in denial and doesn’t believe they are doing anything differently, yet the weight is not coming off. “Honesty and accuracy are such core ingredients to healthy living for TOPS members that I have to mention them, as I frequently discover what I call a ‘perceived plateau’ upon deeper interaction and conversations with people who are frustrated with their weight loss,” he says. One cause of a true plateau is that the body is trying to achieve equilibrium, or homeostasis. In this state, the body wants to retain the status quo and not lose weight. Weight will resist coming off, even if the number of calories consumed and level of exercise stay the same. Dr. Nick says that the key is to mix up your routine so the body reacts to chang-

ing signals. “Some weight-loss warriors make the mistake of expecting different results with the same routine. It’s easy to get discouraged, but it’s more effective to get creative,” he notes. His strategies for overcoming a weightloss plateau include: • Eat the same weekly amount of calories but eat less one day and more the next to make the body react differently. Also, remember to drink water to feel full and avoid problems caused by dehydration. • Try adding a new activity to an exercise routine. It will activate more muscles and change the way the body is used. For instance, if you typically walk daily, swim or bike instead. Add high-intensity cardio intervals to a low-intensity workout. If there’s a fun, new dance class to try, this is a good time. • Switch the type of workout. For example, trade an aerobic session for a strength-training or muscle-toning class. This can increase lean muscle mass and jump-start the metabolic rate. • Spread out daily food intake to fuel metabolism over a longer period of time. Add a few mini-meals each day, going from three meals to five, without adding calories. Make sure breakfast is a solid meal, because it results in better concentration and higher energy throughout the day. Use patience and persistence as tools in the journey to overall wellness. Weightloss plateaus will happen along the way - but they can be overcome. Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge. A chapter meets at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. For more information, visit or call 800-932-8677.

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services are not covered. However, overall there would not likely be a significant out of pocket cost to the individual. The second thing is that the article indicates that patients would not have to pay things such as co-pays or deductibles. That may be true. However, what they are substituting for those is an up front, out of pocket cost. If you use a lot of medical services you may pay less with the new plan. However, if you do not use many services, the out of pocket costs will be higher with the new plan. You pay whether you use the services or not. An issue not mentioned in the article has to do with the fact that doctors participating in plans like these take on less patients. This allows them to give better access to their remaining patients. However, a physician who currently sees many patients and then joins this plan will see less patients. What the article did not say is who will see the patients that the doctor no longer sees.

As I indicated in my article on health care reform a few weeks ago, having more insured patients will increase the doctor shortage. There will be more patients trying to see the same number of doctors. If some doctors shed patients by using a plan such as this, then those released patients will need to find a new physician. This will worsen the doctor shortage in places like Sussex County. Other issues are related to the oversight by the Board of Medical Practice. The plan is for the Board to review all contracts. Currently, the number of contracts reviewed by the Board is zero. The number of people on the Board with contract reviewing expertise is zero. The bill calls for the Board to review contracts on individuals that they have no jurisdiction over. These include individuals such as chiropractors and nurses. Many things carry unintended consequences. The list provided here highlights some potential unintended consequences of the proposed legislation.

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Entertainment Weird Al Yankovic bringing top hits to Rehoboth Beach How often do you hear in one venue live performances of hits from major artists such as Queen, Madonna and Michael Jackson? Every time that Weird Al Yankovic takes the stage – and on June 16, the Grammy Awards recipients will bring his parodies to coastal Delaware for the annual Comedy at the Beach, a megashow that is expected to be sold out. “We’re thrilled at how many people are excited about Weird Al’s visit to the area. We’re going to have a great time and raise money for two important organizations,” said Tricia Ratner, chairperson of event organized by The Jefferson School. Each year, Comedy at the Beach brings to coastal Delaware top-quality comedic talent, such as Joan Rivers and Paula Poundstone. Proceeds benefit The Jefferson School – the only independent, non-sectarian day school in Sussex County – WBOC’s Bless Our Children School Supply Drive. The drive begins this summer and benefits

Dean performance benefits food bank

Grammy winner Billy Dean will present an acoustic concert on Saturday, June 5, in Milton, at Gov. Jack Markell’s Seventh Annual Summer Bash to benefit the Food Bank of Delaware. The tented event is rain-orshine at 313 Walnut St., and will include an upscale southern barbecue prepared by the Food Bank of Delaware’s executive chef, Noah Mathay. Dogfish Head Beer will be on tap and soft drinks will be served. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the Food Bank of Delaware. Tickets at $25 may be prepurchased (children under 16 get in free) and further information can be found online at www.annualsummerbash. com. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate, which will open at noon. Last year’s Annual Summer Bash featuring Grammy winner Pam Tillis attracted 800 guests and netted $16,000 for the Food Bank of Delaware.

children on Delmarva for the 2010/11 school year. Tickets are priced at $45, $65 and $100 and may be purchased through The live Weird Al show is a multi-media extravaganza, complete with video, costume changes, and his full band. He performs parodies and originals. Among those who influenced him, Yankovic lists Spike Jones, Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, Allan Sherman, Shel Silverstein, Frank Zappa and all the other artists that he was exposed to through the Dr. Demento Radio Show. As a teenager, Yankovic began sending homemade tapes of his songs to Dr. Demento, a nationally syndicated disc jockey known for playing comedy and novelty music. Demento found a certain charm in the accordionpowered ditties that Yankovic recorded on a cheap cassette player in his own bedroom, and gave him his first airplay. By the time Yankovic graduated from college, he not only had a modest cult following from the good Doctor’s radio show, but he

also had a couple of nationallyreleased singles (“My Bologna” and “Another One Rides The Bus”). In addition to enjoying a night of great musical entertainment, patrons will also have the chance to win some fabulous and generously donated raffle prizes, such as: a B & B Music guitar signed by Yankovic; a restaurant gift certificate bundle worth hundreds of dollars; a Baywood Greens golf outing for four; gorgeous jewelry from Bellinger’s Jewelers; Bad Hair Day!’s Queen for the Day spa package; a Bonkersville party for 20 children; a Nassau Valley Vineyard Tour and Tasting; and a 50/50 raffle. A food court will offer Kickin’ Chicken, Grotto Pizza, hot dogs, world-famous Sticky Toffee Pudding from Go Fish! British Fish & Chip Shoppe, and Dolle’s popcorn & candy. Soda, beer, wine, and the signature “Comedy Cocktail” will be served at the bars. Beverages donated by Pepsi Bottling Company and Atlantic Liquors.


RAINMAKER TO OPEN - On Friday, June 4, the Possum Point Players production of N. Richard Nash’s 1950’s Broadway hit, The Rainmaker, will open with a two weekend run. The show will be presented June 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 at Possum Hall in Georgetown. Tickets are $18 ($17 for students and senior citizens) and can be reserved by calling the Possum Point Players ticketline at 856-4560. From left George Spillane of Lewes and E.J. Panico of Seaford, rehearse a scene.

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Boaters urged to follow smart safety practices over summer With the 2010 summer season making its debut on Memorial Day weekend and plenty of good weather ahead, many boaters will be heading out on the water. As they do, however, the DNREC Office of Boating Safety encourages them to remember to practice safe boating over Memorial Day weekend – and all summer long. “Delaware consistently has one of the lowest boating accident rates in the country. Last year, we had only one boatingrelated fatality and 18 reportable boating accidents,” said Sgt. Greg Rhodes, the Boating Safety of-

fice’s boating education specialist. This year so far in Delaware, five boating accidents have been reported, with two fatalities. Recent statistics from the U.S. Coast Guard show the top five primary contributing factors for boating accidents are careless/ reckless operation, operator inattention, no proper lookout, operator inexperience and passenger/ skier behavior. Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents and was listed as the leading factor in 17 percent of the 709 boating-related fatalities reported nationwide in 2008, the most recent year for

which Coast Guard statistics are available. While it is not illegal for recreational boat operators to consume alcohol, the same blood alcohol limit used to measure intoxication in automobile drivers applies to boat operators: 0.08 or above is legally intoxicated, Rhodes added, noting boat operators found to be at or over the limit face fines and potential jail time, as well as putting themselves and their passengers at risk. Statistics also support the vital role of wearing life jackets in keeping boaters safe. According to Coast Guard data, more

To celebrate National Fishing Week, June 5-13, the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife invites you to test your favorite Delaware waters on two free fishing days, Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13. On these two days, anyone may fish in Delaware waters without a fishing license. National Fishing Week festivities will also include the Division’s 24th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12 at Ingrams Pond in Millsboro,

Wyoming Pond in Wyoming’s Town Park and the dog training area at Lums Pond State Park in Bear. With the exception of this one weekend, resident and nonresident anglers between the ages of 16 and 64 fishing in any Delaware waters – including ponds, impoundments, streams, rivers, bays and ocean - are required to purchase a fishing license and display it while fishing. Clammers and crabbers are also required to have fishing licenses.

The 2010 Fishing Guide, which includes complete details on licensing and exemptions, is available from the DNREC Dover office, licensing agents and on the Division of Fish and Wildlife website. To purchase a Delaware fishing license online, view the Fishing Guide, or for more information on fishing licenses, visit the DNREC Fisheries homepage at Pages/Fisheries.aspx. For other information, call 302-739-9918.

Go fishing in Delaware for free on June 12, 13

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July 4th Celebration Laurel’s 16th Annual

This special, colorful section will be in the Laurel and Seaford Stars on June 24, 2010 and distributed on newsstands in Sussex County and nearby Maryland communities. Don’t miss the opportunity to support this great event. Contact Morning Star Publications, home of the Seaford and Laurel Star. Deadline for advertising space is June 10th

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than two-thirds of those killed in boating accidents in 2008 were drowning victims – and 90 percent of them were not wearing life jackets. In addition, capsizing and falling overboard were the most reported types of fatal accidents. “Delaware law requires that children age 12 and younger wear a life jacket while underway in any vessel on Delaware waters. Though life jackets are not legally required for adults, they should also wear them, especially those with limited swimming skills,” said Sgt. Rhodes. Taking a boating safety course can also improve your skills and reduce the chances of an accident. Coast Guard statistics show that where instructional data was available, 85 percent of reported fatalities occurred on boats where the operator had not received boating safety instruction.

Delaware’s Office of Boating Safety provides volunteer instructors to private and nonprofit organizations, schools, clubs and the public to educate boaters on skills and seamanship and to encourage them to be safe, knowledgeable and responsible. Courses are offered free of charge, including materials and educational aids. Under Delaware law, all persons born on or after Jan. 1, 1978, must successfully complete a boating safety course in order to operate a boat in Delaware waters, including personal watercraft. “We recommend that everyone who is going to operate a boat in Delaware waters take a safety course first, regardless of their age,” Rhodes added. For more information on Delaware’s boating safety education courses, visit www.fw.delaware. gov/Boating/BoatingSafety.htm.

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Nanticoke Health Services dinner, auction a success On Saturday, April 17 with Jimmy Hoppa from WBOC serving as the emcee for the evening, Nanticoke Health Services hosted the 24th Annual Dinner and Auction at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. Even though the ship was docked on dry land, guests enjoyed the experience of traveling on a cruise, including cruise photos, “excursions” to Jamaica and Mexico, and an “underwater” dining experience. Provided with chocolate “Dramamine,”

guests enjoyed their travels aboard the Nanticoke of the Seas. Guests had the opportunity to bid on over 300 items donated from local and regional businesses and community members. Once again, the entertaining Don Moore took to the ship’s wheel to lead the live auction. The nearly 350 attendees also had the opportunity to bid on silent and Chinese auction items.

The Gems and Jewels raffle enabled guests to win their own sunken treasure from MEGGEM jewelry. From left, Previous Auction Chairperson Ronda Banning, Decorating Chairperson Shannon Sapna, and Auction Chairperson Karen Hearn.

The Live Auction began with a “special” cruise ship performance from Chip Mears, Jon Hearn, Dave Speicher and Scott Sapna.

Proceeds from the evening benefit Women’s Health Services and the Charity Endowment Prescription Fund at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Over the 24 past years, the dinner and

auction has raised more than $866,000 to benefit Nanticoke Health Services. Plans are already beginning for the 25th Annual Dinner and Auction, scheduled for April 9, 2011.

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Education Adams graduates from Smith

Nicole Adams, daughter of Marcus and Elizabeth Adams of Laurel, received a bachelor’s degree from Smith College on Sunday, May 16. Adams majored in art history and archaeology and concentrated in museum studies at Smith. She was the first person to conduct a conservation assessment of a collection of Peruvian textiles at Amherst College’s Mead Museum, and she presented her independent research project at the ninth annual “Celebrating Collaborations: Students and Faculty Working Together” conference. Her undergraduate activities included playing a forward position on the Smith rugby team and volunteering with the Prison Book Project in North Hadley. She worked as the Planning and Development assistant at Northampton City Hall, as Periodicals and Acquisitions assistant at Neilson Library, and as the Smith Archaeology Department assistant. She also interned with the Museum of Modern Art, the Preservation Society of Newport, Rhode Island, the Minnesota Historical Society, and Historic Northampton. Adams leaves for Peru this summer, where she will work on an archaeological dig in the Andean highlands. She will continue to work with Peruvian art and textiles in Cusco while preparing for graduate study in Latin American art. She is fluent in Spanish and looks forward to studying Portuguese and Quechua.

Bradley graduates from EU

Jason Bradley of Seaford has graduated from Eastern University, St. Davids, Penn., with a degree in business management and marketing. Bradley was president of Students in Free Enterprise and president of the Delta Mu Delta Business Society. He graduated summa cum laude and was mentioned on the Who’s Who list for 2010 and received the Business Facility Award for Academic Excellence.

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Children can learn basic karate movements in a class offered at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Children ages 7 to 12 will improve their coordination and concentration while building respect in a fun and safe learn-

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STUDENT LEADER CARICATURES - Worcester Prep Middle and Upper School Computer Teacher Nancy Raskauskas, Bethany Beach, created caricatures of the student leaders who help her with the CosmicThings site. The team of tech superheroes maintains a website ( that contains student creative work in the graphic arts, along with advice about technologies. The young technical experts are, from left, Max Perim, Salisbury, Md.; Chase Powell, Salisbury; Morgan Bissell, Ocean Pines, Md.; Taylor Kern, Dagsboro; Cullen Kelly Frankford; Jackson Berger, Ocean City, Md.; teacher Nancy Raskauskas, Bethany Beach; Jamie Welch, Ocean Pines; Halie Murray-Davis, Lewes; Eddie Launay, Rehoboth Beach; Lane Spangler, Berlin, Md.; Razaak Eniola, Salisbury; Kevin Clayland, Ocean Pines; James Hemmen, Seaford; Mark Gee, Millsboro; Kyle Joseph, Rehoboth Beach; and Adam Albright, Ocean City.

ing environment on Wednesdays, June 16 to July 21, from 5 to 6 p.m. Participants should wear comfortable clothing. Not sure if your son or daughter will enjoy karate? Attend a free session on Saturday, June 19 from 10 to 11 a.m. For details or to register call 854-6966.


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Six students from Greenwood Mennonite School recently participated in the second annual Del-Mar Regional Spelling Bee hosted by Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, Berlin, Md. GMS students swept honors in the fourth-fifth grade division with Kevin Troyer placing first; Emily Heilner, second; Drew Cramer, third; and Allie Zitvogel, fourth. Sixth graders Blake Russell and Breanna Perry competed in the upper level of the spelling bee which included students in grades 6 through 8.

We are very proud of all the hard work you have done in your more than 15 years of schooling, starting at the Consortium in Lewes and now graduating from Seaford High. We wish you lots of success and happiness after graduation! We know that you will find your own way in your own time.

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Denn releases report on charter and vocational schools spending Lieutenant Governor Matthew Denn has released the second half of his annual report on the percentage of funds spent by schools on the direct education of students. This annual report, which focuses on vocational technical schools and charter schools, is designed to encourage Delaware public schools to spend a greater portion of their public funds in the classroom rather than on administrative overhead costs. The first half of Denn’s report, released last month, indicated that Delaware’s traditional public school districts could spend up to $28 million more in the classroom without raising taxes, if they were all directing funds into the classroom at the same rate as the districts with the best performance in this area. The most recent report and statistics released indicate: • Charter schools in Delaware generally spend a lower percentage of their total dollars on direct student expenditures than traditional public school districts. However, charter schools should be expected to have lower overall percentages of their funds devoted to direct student expenditures, because they must pay for facility costs out of their annual operating costs. Even given the differential described above, there is an extraordinary range among the charter schools with respect to the percentage of funds spent on direct student expenditures - substantially greater than the spread among traditional public school districts. The traditional public school district with the highest percentage of funds spent on direct student expenditures spent 77.47% on those expenditures,

while the district with the lowest spent 69.59%. By contrast, the charter school with the highest percentage spent on direct student expenditures spent 72.63%, while the school with the lowest percentage spent 50.83%. • Although there is not a direct statistical correlation between a charter school’s population of low-income students and the amount it spends on expenditures that are not considered direct student expenditures, it is notable that among the six charter schools that spent the highest percentages of their funds on direct student expenditures, only one had a ‘‘low-income’’ student population of over 40%. Conversely, six of the seven charter schools that spent the lowest percentages of their funds on direct student expenditures had low-income populations over 40% of their student body — and five of those seven schools had low-income populations over 70% of their student body. • Like charter schools, vocational technical school districts generally spent a lower percentage of their total dollars on direct student expenditures than traditional public school districts. It is difficult to draw conclusions from this variance, because of the different educational services provided by vocational-technical schools, some of which may entail higher facility and equipment costs than those incurred by traditional school districts. “My hope is that parents and taxpayers will use these statistics to ask questions of those who run their schools, and encourage them to redouble their efforts to direct public dollars at kids in the classroom,” said Denn.

Graduates of the General Office Clerk program (bottom row, from left) Denise Thompson, Jill Hindley, Amy Phillips and Cathy Bull; (top row) Danielle Gibbs, Connie Hamilton, Sharlene Mills, Melissa Williams and Mary Morgan-Brown with instructor Chala Breen. Not pictured are Maria Consuelo Rios and instructor Margee Brenneman.

Students complete office program Ten students recently completed the noncredit General Office Clerk program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Students received 320 hours of training in Microsoft Office, office procedures, customer service techniques, and business English and mathematics. They also interned at local businesses for 60 hours. This free course was funded with Blue Collar Adult training funds from the Delaware Workforce Investment Board and was instructed by Margee Brenneman, de-

partment chair, and Chala Breen, employment services specialist, of the workforce training unit at Delaware Tech. Graduates include Melissa Williams of Bridgeville; Danielle Gibbs and Amy Phillips of Georgetown; Sharlene Mills, Cathy Bull and Connie Hamilton of Laurel; Maria Consuelo Rios of Lewes; and Denise Thompson, Mary Morgan-Brown and Jill Hindley of Seaford. For more information, contact Delaware Tech’s Workforce Training department at 856-5400, ext. 3630.

Ashley Corey Salutatorian Woodbridge High School

STUDENTS CLEAN UP ROAD - Students in the Class of 2013 at Sussex Technical High School participated in an Adopt-A-Highway clean up day on Saturday, May 1, on Rum Bridge Road. Accompanying the students were class advisors Ms. Linsey Beeson and Mrs. Sherri Smith, plus a few parents. The clean up began at 8:30 a.m. and the 2.5 mile road was finished at 10 a.m. Thirty bags of trash were collected along with two huge pieces of carpet, multiple pieces of wood and several pillows. Freshman students who participated in the clean-up were Sara Hall, Millsboro; Cailey Isaacs, Georgetown; Emily Hall, Millsboro; Nikki Widen, Greenwood; Casey Gove, Delmar; Chris Clifton, Bridgeville; Taylor Wilson, Delmar; Norma Leyva-Ortiz, Seaford; Chiara Abbruzzi-Davis, Ellendale; Sam Mitchell, Seaford; Bethany Killmon, Bridgeville; Paige Cook, Bridgeville; Taylor Hatfield, Georgetown; Dylan Varrato, Georgetown; Tyler Whaley, Seaford; Nicole Heck, Georgetown; Chelsea Wootten, Georgetown; Blaine Daisey, Lewes; and Seth Wilson, Georgetown.

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Rusty Dukes to chair campaign Community leader and businessman Rusty L. Dukes has been named campaign chair for the $505,000 “Bridging the Gap” campaign at Delmarva Christian High School. To meet increased demand, the school has launched a capital campaign to provide more classroom and administrative space for the school. Rusty Dukes is manager of Dukes Lumber Company in Laurel, a familyowned business founded in 1963 by his grandfather, Silas E. Dukes. He is the son of retired County Councilman Dale Dukes and has two sons of his own. His youngest, Kolby is a 2009 graduate of Delmarva Christian High School. Dukes has an extensive background in community service and missions work throughout the Delmarva Peninsula and beyond. Using his knowledge of the construction industry, Dukes organized work crews to assist with the building of the Habitat for Humanities Corporate Office in Georgetown. He also served as construction manager for the Nehemiah House in Seaford. In addition, Dukes led four mission teams of students from Delmarva Christian High School to Gulfport, Miss. to assist with Katrina Relief. Dukes serves on the executive board of Delmarva Teen Challenge and has made 20 Teen Challenge mission trips to Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Delmarva Christian High School opened its doors in 2004 as the only Sussex County private Christian high school alternative for families who wish to provide their children with a safe, high-quality, wholesome, values-oriented education. Although the entire DCHS facility was

Martin graduates from Lycoming

Matthew Martin of Delmar was among the 273 members of Lycoming College’s Class of 2010, who graduated during the College’s 162nd commencement on Sunday, May 9. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in archaeology/culture of the Ancient Near East, religion. He was also named to the Dean’s List for the 2010 spring semester.

Smith receives excellence award

Rusty Dukes

constructed during 2002-03, only 40% of the internal space was built-out. In order to save costs and prepare for the future, the entire center section of the school was left unfinished. “Since its inception the school has grown steadily, with annual increases in enrollment of 15-20%. This has created an urgent need to build-out additional space within the facility to serve at least another 200 students over the next few years.” said Robin James Chair, DCHS board of directors. Dukes is now recruiting his campaign leadership committee, which currently includes Marlene Elliott-Brown, Tim Smith, Duane Taylor, Steve Theis and Harriett Smith-Windsor.

Heather Smith of Greenwood, a 2010 graduate majoring in English literary studies, received the Nelie Phillips Brown Memorial Award for excellence in English literature. Located in Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,600 undergraduate students. The college also offers master’s programs in business, education and nursing.

Tabitha Donovan graduates

Mr. and Mrs. David Calloway of Bridgeville are proud to announce the graduation of their granddaughter, Tabitha Ann Donovan, from North Dorchester High School in Hurlock, Md.

Kindergarten registration

The Woodbridge School District will hold kindergarten registration for the 2010-2011 school year at Woodbridge Elementary School, June 14 through July 13, Monday through Thursday, 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Children must be age five

PAGe 29 or older on or before Aug. 31, 2010. The following items are needed at the time of registration: • Child’s official birth certificate & social security number • Copy of the child’s most current  physical exam which includes lead testing date and PPD date and results or TB Risk Assessment • Immunization record (including Hepatitis B vaccine & varicella) • Proof of residency in the Woodbridge  School District (lease agreement, mortgage  document, property tax receipt, current month’s electric, phone or gas bill with the 911 address and name of the parent/guardian of the child being registered) • Custody/guardian papers (if applicable) A child will not be allowed to register if all the above documentation is not brought during the time of registration. It is not necessary to bring the child with you at this time. During registration you will schedule an appointment to bring your child in August for “screening tests.”

Students graduate from York

The following local students graduated from York College of Pennsylvania on May 15. Kacie Pinnock of Greenwood, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in music industry. Heather Smith of Greenwood, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in English literarystudies. Jeremy Halter of Seaford, graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in finance.

BRING A WORLD OF KNOWLEDGE INTO OUR CLASSROOMS Help promote children’s literacy and education with Morning Star Publications Newspaper In Education program. The Seaford and Laurel Stars make learning more interesting for students by providing local community news. For the 13th year we are placing copies of the Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers in our local schools. Thanks to the generosity of civic minded citizens, businesses and organizations, we are able to place newspapers in local classrooms. By supporting Newspapers in Education, you can help today’s youth develop a lifelong habit of staying informed about the world around them. It’s an easy and affordable way to make a world of difference. To help provide newspapers to area classrooms, please contact Karen Cherrix today at 302-629-9788 or fill out the form below and send your donation to Morning Star publications, Attn: NIE, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973

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Laurel’s Strawberry Festival Snapshots

Left: Ellie Guest sells fresh strawberries at St. Phillips Episcopal Church during Laurel’s Strawberry Festival. Billy Jane Wheatley serves up the dessert of the day - Strawberry Shortcake. Photos by K. Cherrix.

Members of the Laurel Garden Club, Doris Cline (left) and Shirley Skinner sold live plants and raffle tickets for a hand knitted sweater which was won by Doris Yingling of Laurel. To join the garden club or for more information, call 302-629-9378 or 302-8754331. Photo by K. Cherrix.

Maralene Givens (left) and Linda Black dish up homemade strawberry ice cream to those attending the Fourth Annual Strawberry Festival at The Hen House on Sycamore Road in Laurel. Ten gallons of ice cream were prepared for the festivities. Photo by K. Cherrix.

The many children attending The Hen House festival enjoyed the Moon Bounce. These children stopped bouncing long enough to have their photo taken. Photo by K. Cherrix.

Darlyssa Robertson (left) and Salina Schirtzinger take time out from entertaining the crowd. Photo by K. Cherrix.

Brenda Brasure of Bridgeville displayed her handmade baskets at Laurel’s Strawberry Festival. Brenda will be teaching a class at Del Tech this coming fall. Call 302-381-6193 for more information.

Elizabeth Mancini (left) and Elvie Domond helped served lunch at St. Phillips Church in Laurel. Photo by K. Cherrix.

Doug and Pia Calhoun were awarded Viewers Choice for their restored Chevelle by Maralene and Wayne Givens at The Hen House 4th Annual Strawberry Festival Classic Car Show. Photo by Tim Walker.

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Tilapia gaining popularity in U.S.

Can you name the most popular seafood consumed in the U.S.? If oretta norr your answer is shrimp, you’re correct, but come on, the question is kind of a no-brainer. How about the fish that has quadrupled in consumption in the last four years, ranking it #5 in piscatorial popularity? Nudging out cod, crab, clams, flounder and catfish is - tilapia. Most of the tilapia available to us is farm raised in Ecuador, Costa Rica, Columbia, Honduras and BraCombine chili powder, garlic powder zil. Because it’s grain fed, it’s said and 1/4 teaspoon salt on a plate. Dredge to be toxin-free. Tilapia is low in calories fillets in the spice mixture to coat. Heat oil and saturated fat, and is a great source of phosphorus, niacin, selenium, vitamin B12 in a large nonstick skillet over mediumhigh heat. Add the fish and cook until just and potassium. Because it doesn’t have a opaque in the center, gently turning half“fishy” taste it’s a fish that kids will eat. way, 5 to 7 minutes total. Divide among 4 And because of this lack of what some plates. Immediately add lemon juice, the might call personality, it lends itself to a variety of treatments. Here are a few pretty remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and asparagus to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, tasty suggestions. until the asparagus is coated and heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve the asSautéed Tilapia with Lemon-Pepperparagus with the fish. corn Pan Sauce Serves 2 Big Daddy’s Blackened Tilapia This yummy idea comes from Cooking Recipe courtesy of Aaron McCargo Jr. Light. 4 servings 3/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken Blackening Spice: broth 3 tablespoons smoked paprika 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons drained brine-packed 1 tablespoon onion powder green peppercorns, lightly crushed 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon butter 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon dried ground thyme 2 (6-ounce) tilapia filets 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepFor Fish: per 4 tilapia fillets 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil 2 teaspoons butter 1/2 lemon, juiced Lemon wedges (optional) In a small bowl combine all of the spicCombine first 3 ingredients. es. Press a heaping tablespoon of the spice Melt 1 teaspoon of butter with oil in a mix onto each fillet so that both sides are large nonstick skillet over low heat. liberally coated. Allow the fish to sit for While butter melts, sprinkle fish fillets 15 minutes at room temperature before with salt and black pepper. Place the flour cooking. in a shallow dish. Dredge fillets in flour; In a large skillet, heat the oil over shake off excess flour. medium-high heat. Once the oil is almost Increase heat to medium-high; heat 2 minutes or until butter turns golden brown. smoking, add the fillets and cook for 2 Add fillets to pan; sauté 3 minutes on each to 3 minutes on each side. Sprinkle with lemon juice and transfer the fillets to servside or until fish flakes easily when tested ing platter. with a fork. Remove fillets from pan. Add broth mixture to pan, scraping to loosen Note: Grapeseed oil has a light flavor browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook until and high smoking point. You can substireduced to 1/2 cup (about 3 minutes). tute peanut oil or corn. Remove from heat. Stir in two teaspoons of butter with a whisk. Serve sauce over fillets. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.



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Friday Night Cruise In

The first Harley-Davidson of Seaford Friday Night Cruise In is Friday, May 28 at 6 p.m. The event is open to all motorcycles and riders. The band Nothin’ But Trouble will perform until 9 p.m. and food and drinks will be available in the Enchanted Forrest. There will also be raffles and other fun and games at this monthly event. Future cruise-in dates include June 25, July 30 and Aug. 27. Harley-Davidson of Seaford is located on Route 13, one mile north of Seaford and has been serving Delmarva since 1976. For more information, call 629-6161 or visit www.hdofseaford. com.



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Due to the Rain, on JUNE 1, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., Laurel Storage Center, Road 468, Laurel, DE will conduct a sale pursuant to Title 25, DEL. C. ANN. 4904-4905. The contents of the following bins will be sold: Bin(s): #8 Edward Massey; #60 Michael Copley; #63 Clkeo Walker; #77 Audrey Winder; #114 Megan Crockett; #151 Martha VanBrunt; #160 Allcia Gaines; #164 Shenika Joynes. BIDDERS: Call office on day of sale to confirm, (302) 875-5931. 5/27/1tc


In accordance with the USDA/Rural Development regulations, the Laurel Town Council is providing public notice of their intent to apply for federal funding assistance for a water and sewer study. 5/27/1tc


The Laurel Mayor and Council will be holding a public hearing on Monday, June 7, 2010, 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 2011 Budget. The public hearing will be held in Mayor and Council Chambers, 201 Mechanic Street, Laurel, Delaware. 5/27/1tc


SEAFORD HUNDRED Subd. #2009-3 Notice is hereby given that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, JUNE 24, 2010, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of WOODLAND FERRY ESTATES, LLC to consider the Subdivision of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, by dividing 30.65 acres into 22 lots, located northeast of Road 78, 425 feet northwest of Road 80. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this application may be examined by interested parties in the County Planning and Zoning Office, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 5/27/1tc


Facility Act 62 Del C 364 4904 Notice is given of public auction on May 29, 2010, at 9 a.m., at Seaford Self Storage, Norman Eskridge Hwy. & Little League Drive,

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Seaford, Del. The following bins will be sold to satisfy liens: 29 Jennifer Roe, 81 Kannard Griffens, 34 Chaquel Finney, 61 Cherita Roach, 66 Antwone Marten, 71 Brian Beyer, 17 Estelle Russell, 63 Jeff Larimore, 130 Nina Grimes, 9 Bonnie Carr. Bins sold as a whole space only, for cash only. John Mishler Storage Manager 302-629-0710 5/20/2tc


Estate of Wilbur Lawrence Smith, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Wilbur Lawrence Smith who departed this life on the 11th day of May, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Karen L. Reed on the 17th day of May, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 11th day of January, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Karen L. Reed 165 Lakeside Dr. Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 5/27/3tc


Estate of Nancy C. Jusice, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Nancy C. Justice who departed this life on the 13th day of November, A.D. 2009 late of Delmar, DE were duly granted unto Donald Gordy on the 14th day of May, A.D. 2010, 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 13th day of July, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator: Donald Gordy 38308 Brittingham Rd. Delmar, DE 19940 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 5/27/3tc


Estate of Phyllis Ann McNatt, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Phyllis Ann McNatt who departed this life on the 6th day of April, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto David E. McNatt, Jr. on the 10th day of May, A.D. 2010, 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 6th day of December, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator: David E. McNatt, Jr. 25647 South Parkway Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Cindy L. Szabo, Esq. Ellis & Szabo 9 N. Front St. Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 5/20/3tc


Estate of Anna B. Mills, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Anna B. Mills who departed this life on the 15th day of April, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Donald D. Tull on the 5th day of May, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required

to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 15th day of December, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Donald D. Tull 900 Oak St. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 5/20/3tc


Estate of Alberta E. Mitchell, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Alberta E. Mitchell who departed this life on the 15th day of March, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Barry K. Mitchell on the 10th day of May, A.D. 2010, 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 November, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator: Barry K. Mitchell 10084 Locust St. Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 5/20/3tc


Estate of Mary West Wilson, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Mary West Wilson who departed this life on the 10th day of pril, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Gail W. Fooks, Brian

T. Fooks on the 3rd day of May, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 10th day of December, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Gail W. Fooks 104 Culver Laurel, DE 19956 Brian T. Fooks 38288 Brittingham Rd. Delmar, DE 19940 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 5/13/3tc


Estate of James D. Foskey, Sr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of James D. Foskey, Sr. who departed this life on the 27th day of February, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Esther Foskey on the 29th day of April, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or before the 27th day of October, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Esther Foskey 408A Hickory Lane Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 5/13/3tc

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Police Journal Businesses robbed in Seaford

On May 17 at 9:30 a.m., Seaford Police officers responded to the Seaford Village Shopping Center for a burglary complaint. Officers determined that unknown suspect(s) forced entry into two businesses. Officers determined that nothing was stolen from Delaware Title Loans, however, an undisclosed amount of currency was stolen from Comcast. The Seaford Police Department is asking anyone with information about this crime to call 629-6644 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved.

Fire caused by wiring malfunction

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a motor home fire that occurred on Wednesday, May 19, at 3:57 p.m., on the 26000 block of Deely Street in Seaford. The Blades Fire Department responded to the alarm. The motor home sustained heavy damage as a result of the fire. Two adjacent recreational vehicles also suffered exposure damage. No injuries were reported. Damages have been estimated at approximately $29,000. State Fire Marshal investigators have determined that the fire originated inside the motor home in the area of the refrigerator and was caused by an electrical malfunction.

Arrested for stealing vehicle

On May 18 at 7:45 a.m., Seaford Police responded to a residence in the 800 block of Cypress Drive in Seaford for a report of a stolen vehicle. Officers determined that the victim’s vehicle, a 2005 Nissan Sentra, was stolen from outside her residence some time after 11 p.m. on May 17. On May 18 at 10:25 p.m., officers responded to the area of McKean Street for a suspicious vehicle complaint. When officers arrived, they observed the defendants - a 17-year-old male from Rehoboth Beach and Christopher Loder, 18, of Seaford - operating a vehicle matching the description of the stolen vehicle. Officers confirmed the vehicle was stolen and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle fled east on Locust Street and, after a brief chase, officers were able to stop the vehicle in the area of High and Market Streets. The passenger, the 17-year-old male, was taken into custody after a brief foot chase and struggle with officers. Both defendants were transported to the Seaford Police Department for further processing and arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 3 in Georgetown. The 17-year-old male was charged with resisting arrest, conspiracy and offensive touching of a law enforcement officer. He was committed to the Stevenson Center on $4,000 secured bond, pending an arraignment in Family Court. Loder was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, conspiracy, no valid License and failure to stop at a stop sign. He was committed to the Department of

Corrections on $5,300 secured bond, pending a preliminary hearing in the Court of Common Pleas.

Arrested for shooting

Seaford Police, in continuing their investigation into a shooting which occurred in the parking lot of Chandler Heights, have arrested Leondre M. Williams of Bridgeville. On April 7, a 21-year-old male was shot twice in the hip and buttocks while in the parking lot of the apartment complex. On May 21 at 2 a.m., Williams was observed by security at the Harrington Raceway and Casino. The Delaware State Police were notified and Williams was apprehended in the parking lot without incident. Williams was transported to the Seaford Police Department where he was charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by person prohibited. He was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #3 in Georgetown and committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $135,000 cash bond. A preliminary hearing is pending in the Court of Common Pleas at a later date.

Fatality involving school bus

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a school bus that killed one driver. The crash occurred on Friday, May 21 at 2:20 p.m., when a Ford Explorer operated by Juan Quintero, 25, of the Newark area, was traveling northbound on Route 72 south of Reybold Road in Bear. Without warning, the Explorer drifted onto the shoulder and then veered into the southbound lane heading for a head-on collision with a school bus operated by Joseph S. Stucky, 28, of New Castle. Stucky steered into the northbound lane to avoid the impact. The Explorer struck the right side and the right rear of the school bus with the Explorer’s right side. After striking the school bus, the Explorer began to overturn on its sides and landed on a Ford pickup truck, which was traveling behind the school bus. The truck was driven by Zachary C. Yates, 33, of Middletown. Yates, was taken to Christiana Hospital where he later died of his injuries. Quintero was taken to Christiana Hospital and was admitted for injuries he received in the crash. Eight of the 29 school children on the bus were taken to Christiana Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries. The children were coming from Gauger Middle School. Warrants are on file pending Quintero’s release from the hospital for the following charges: vehicular homicide, eight counts of vehicular assault and DUI. Quintero and Stucky were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash and Yates was not.

Arrested on drug charges

Delaware State Police have arrested Sean A. Greene, 36, of Bronx, N.Y., after he was stopped for a traffic violation near

Seaford on U.S. 13, south of CR 534. Just before 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, a state trooper stopped a silver car with suspended New York registration. The trooper made contact with Greene who was driving the car on a suspended driver’s license. The trooper smelled marijuana coming from inside the car and found 114 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The marijuana was packaged so it could be sold in individual packets. Greene was charged with possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and driving an unregistered vehicle. He was arraigned and committed to the Department of Correction in default of $10,602.

Homicide suspect captured

Dover Police have arrested homicide suspect, Isiah W. McCoy, 22, who was wanted by the state police for the shooting death of James Jeffrey Munford, 30, of Salisbury, Md. on May 4, in the Rodney Village Bowling Alley parking lot in Dover. Dover Police arrested McCoy on May 22, on Barrister Place off of North Little Creek Road in Dover City. McCoy was charged with first degree murder, first degree robbery, kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a person pro-

Gas Lines

The official start of the summer driving season is upon us and for the second consecutive week prices at the pump continue to back away from the spring peak price of $2.93 a gallon set on May 6. This is welcome news for motorists planning to take to the roads next week for the Memorial Day weekend. Crude Oil Prices Crude oil continued its downslide for a second week, as prices hovered on both sides of the $70 a barrel mark. The commodity briefly touched a 9-month low of $64.24 in the largest intraday trading price range of around $7 since October 2008, before settling at $70.04 Friday.

hibited, conspiracy and possession of a firearm during the commission. He was committed to the Department of Corrections without bail.

Arrested for robberies

Seaford Police, in continuing their investigation into two robberies on March 17, have arrested James R. Chambers, 38, of Smyrna. On March 17 at 4 p.m. Seaford Police responded to the Rite-Aid on Stein Highway in Seaford for a reported robbery. A male victim was approached by Chambers who was able to grab the victim’s wallet and flee the store. At 6:30 p.m. that same day, Seaford Police responded to the Valero Shore Stop on Stein Highway for a reported robbery. A female victim was pumping gas when Chambers approached her and stole her purse from inside her vehicle. Detectives responded and were able to link Chambers to both incidents and obtained warrants for his arrest. On May 23 at 8 p.m. officers arrested Chambers who turned himself in at the Smyrna Police Department. Chambers was transported to the Seaford Police Department where he was processed and later arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #3 in Georgetown. He was committed to the Department of Correction on $30,000 cash bond pending a preliminary hearing in the Court of Common Pleas. Charges include first and second degree robbery. Prices at the pumps “Retreat. It’s often a word associated with defeat. But it’s victory for consumers as gas prices continue to draw back from the projected $3 a gallon seasonal peak. Motorists will take advantage of this as they take to the road for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend,” said Jana L. Tidwell, acting manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Overall, AAA projects the number of Americans traveling for the Memorial Day holiday weekend will be up 5.4% from 2009, with approximately 32.1 million travelers taking a trip away from home.” Local pricing On Monday gas stations from Delmar to Greenwood were selling regular gasoline in a range from $2.699 to $2.859 a gallon. The high is equal to a week ago, the low is six cents less.

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It’s time for us to take a stand on illegal immigration Is it unpopular to assert that the United States is a great nation? ony indsor I was driving down the highway last week with my radio on There is a price to enand heard sound bites from the recent address Mexico’s President joy the freedoms of this Felipe Calderon gave to a joint sescountry, the least of sion of Congress. Calderon was in Washington to meet with President which is to become a Obama on issues of mutual interest to their two countries. I certainly legal citizen. feel the issue of illegal immigration should be one of those mutual intercome a legal citizen. est issues. I cannot support President Calderon’s First of all, I support immigration; howarrogance in vocalizing his opposition to ever, I limit that support to legal immigraArizona’s new immigration law in a public tion. Millions of U.S. citizens who were U.S. forum, especially our Congress. I also not born in this country took the initiative cannot appreciate the outlandish lauding of to become legal citizens of the United such arrogance by our own U.S. represenStates. As far as I am concerned, these legal immigrants should be at the forefront tatives. At what point can we expect our U.S. government officials to actually stand of the fight to stop illegal immigration. up in support of our country and not cater When I heard President Calderon anto the anti-U.S.A. factions that are deternounce his opposition to Arizona’s new mined to make our country out to be a huimmigration law it made my blood boil. man rights villain, yet exploit its freedoms The only thing that infuriated me more was the fact that members of our Congress for their own gain? President Calderon certainly knows stood and applauded his open criticism. that his country’s economy is bolstered by At what point are we as a nation going to begin to recognize that the federal govern- billions of dollars that illegal immigrants send back to families in Mexico, funds ment has not taken the immigration issue that are derived through employment obseriously enough to actually do sometained illegally in this country. He has no thing? This stems back as far as President dog in this fight. He stands to gain from Reagan and all presidents since. millions of illegal immigrants in our counI support the process of coming to this try. So, I find further arrogance in his pubcountry to become a citizen, but it must be done in a structured manner that allows lic denouncing of Arizona’s law. The issue of Arizona’s immigration full disclosure and protects the existing law is one that our nation will deal with, citizens of our nation, as well as our econnot Mexico. Arizona was forced to do omy. I am fed up with leaders of other something to protect its citizenship and countries exploiting the freedoms of the economy from the dangers of unregulated United States to promote their agendas. For generations Americans have fought immigration, since the federal government has been unable to successfully address and died to keep our freedoms and to the problem. make the United States the type of haven I am not going to address this issue, that countless people living under tyranas it is currently being addressed, based nical dictators and in impoverished condion political ideology. To me this is not a tions come to, to seek solace. Republican or Democrat issue but an issue Make no mistake, simply because we about the sovereignty of the United States. have always opened our doors to people Based on the explanation of President from all cultures, ethnic and national oriCalderon himself, someone from another gins it should not be interpreted that we country who seeks to live in Mexico must should lay down and have unfettered acfirst provide documentation and prove cess to life within our borders. they are who they say they are. The law There is a price to enjoy the freedoms enforcement branch of Mexico must do a of this country, the least of which is to bebackground check to assure the individual does not have a criminal background. Miss Delaware Golf Classic In order to be considered for citizenThe Miss Delaware Golf Classic will ship, the person must provide benefit to tee off at Maple Dale Country Club, the economy of Mexico and not bring Dover, on Monday, June 7, with a noon economic liability. Calderon told CNN’s shotgun start. Player registrations will be Wolf Blitzer that his law enforcement can accepted through May 28. investigate anyone suspected of being ilThe Miss Delaware Golf Classic kicks legal and demand to see their papers and, off the Miss Delaware 2010 Pageant if not satisfied, they are legally allowed to week. The Miss Delaware 2010 Pageant deport them to their native country. will be held at Dover Downs Hotel & CaHow is that for hypocrisy? sino on June 10-12. I support Arizona’s attempts to get the Player registration is $125 for indifederal government and the nation for that vidual players or $500 for a foursome, matter, to recognize the serious blight that which includes green fees, cart, unlimited range balls, gift bag, lunch and dinner, and illegal immigration is forcing on its people and economy. tournament prizes. The Hole-In-One prize The Supreme Court will ultimately be is a 2010 Mercedes C300W, sponsored by faced with deciding if the new law is conI.G. Burton, Milford. For more information, contact Georgeann White at 302-236- stitutional. It appears Arizona has taken great pains to assure that it is. 1955, 302-934-9797, or ghwhite70@aol. I do not support deportation of produccom; or visit



tive, otherwise law abiding illegal immigrants; but I support assisting them in the process of becoming legal citizens. I also support stringent actions to seal our borders and work to document and regulate the influx of new immigrants to this country. Since at least 9/11 this should have been, and should continue to be, a national priority. I would urge our elected officials and dignitaries to not make our internal disagreements something to help expedite their ideological agendas. President Calderon’s recent rant in

Congress and the support of it by our elected officials is an example. Also, Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner’s decision to use the Arizona immigration law as fodder for discussions of human rights violations with the country of China is another ludicrous example of ideology superseding U.S. interests. It is time we stop allowing political ideology to further divide us a nation and instead find common ground to agree that we are still the greatest nation on earth and to promote our international agenda on that fundamental basis.


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hEROES - Desire to help youth excel in life is John’s goal. Page 8

COUNCIL RACE - Seaford City Council election Saturday. Page 5

at RISK - DOE’s Business in Education program may be cut next year. Page 5

HEROES - Desire to help youth excel in life is John’s goal. Page 8

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BRIDGE - Public invited to ‘open house’ of Indian River Bridge project. Page 11

SCAMS - IRS says to be aware of these latest tax scams. Page 14 ENFORCEMENT - OHS and State Police partner on speed enforcement initiative. Page 15

GREEN - Del Tech’s first Energy House to be built on Georgetown campus. Page 28

FINAL WORD - What is your share of the national debt? The answer may shock you. Page 51

BRIDGEVILLE CELEBRATES - Fire company member Doug Jones drives the Bridgeville volunteer Fire Company’s 1936 REO Speedwagon fire engine in the Bridgeville volunteer Fire Company’s 100th anniversary parade. Story and related photos about Saturday’s celebration on page 47. Photo by Lynn Parks

BURGESS INvITATIONAL - The Seaford, Woodbridge, and Sussex Tech track and field teams take part in the Keith S. Burgess Invitational. Page 39

BACK IN ACTION - The local high school teams return to action this week. See page 42 for results from Mondays and Tuesdays games.

STARS - A baseball player and a track and field athlete are this week’s Seaford Stars of the Week. Page 41

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The Seaford School District got an OK says to be aware of these latest SCaMS - IRS taxhike scams. Page from its residents for a tax to pay for14 gOIn’ WEStERn - The Laurel Lions show band practices for their 49th annual variety show, “Lets Go Western,” which will new roofs and elevators. Tuesday’s referbe held April 22 - 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. From left are Jim Littleton on drums, Linda Premo on piano, Bob Murphy on guitar and Cheryl Jones on keyboard. Jeff Premo on saxophone is not pictured. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for youngins endum won with 68 percent of the vote. (under 12). Nearly 700 people voted in the referendum, according to unofficial results posted laDy BullDOgS - The Laurel varsity softball by the Sussex County Department of Electeam hosted Caravel last Thursday in a non-confertions. Of those, 475 voted for battle. the measure ence Page 39 and 222 voted against. BaCK aCtIOn - The local high school teams “We won!!!” said an e-mail sentInout by returned to action this week following spring break. district spokeswoman Bonnie Johnson. See page 43 for results from Monday and Tuesday’s the disFor the average homeowner trict, approval of the referendum will StaRS OFmean thE WEEK- A Laurel varsity softball By Mike McClure meaning Laurel would have to start the trict’s current facilities. That study was an additional $10 a year.player Property andowners a Laurel track and field athlete are this process of requesting state funding all commissioned by the Laurel School The Laurel School Board met last week’s Laurel Stars of the Week. Page 41 pay school taxes based on county assessover again at the end of the year. District and was conducted by Studio Thursday afternoon to discuss the Discussion of the current plan and JAED, a third party architect and engiments. Average property assessment in the major capital improvement plan which the scheduling of a new referendum neering firm. failed, 1444-1241, in a vote on March district is about $16,000. each died for lack of a motion during According to Marinucci, if the cost 31 and to act on a possible second refContact The additional revenue will helpus pay INSIDE of renovating a school is 50 percent of erendum. In the end, the board chose to Thursday’s meeting. The district plans for new roofs for Central Elementary, Seato hold a pair of public hearings in the the cost to build a new one or more, get more input from the public before Subscriptions Bulletin Board 16 future. the state asks districts to build new ford Middle and West Seaford Elementary setting a second and final vote. Business 6 “If the majority wants us to come facilities (unless the structure has hisschools, as well as a new roof for the gym The Laurel School District had the back with the same thing (plan) we toric, cultural, or architectural signifiChurCh 21 option of sending the proposed plan, LaurelItStar at the Seaford Middle School. will News also will. I’m not saying we will do that,” cance). The district planned to retain which included the construction of a Classifieds 30 pay to replace in Seaford Middle said Laurel School Board President the 1920’s/30’s section of the middle middle school/high school complex eduCation 36 Jerry White. “We will not be shooting school and build four new schools with School and Seaford High School. and elementary school complex, back Laurel Star Sports final Word 51 for a May 20 referendum.” the middle school and high school and The state will pay percent of the to the public in mid May. A successful John Marinucci, Education the two elementary schools each sharGas lines 36 referendum could have meant funding cost of the roof replacement and elevator Associate for Facility Planning ing a complex. Gourmet 38 in the FY 2011 state budget, but an Advertising projects. and Management with the state “The cost to renovate in some cases unsuccessful one would have sent the health 24 Department of Education (DOE), was The district will also build a wing on were actually above the cost of a new board back to the drawing board. l etters 50 on hand to explain the process and to school,” Marinucci said. “Going from Central Elementary School to accommoSchool districts can only send an Business Report answer residents’ questions. Marinucci lynn Parks 29 four buildings to three buildings would issue to referendum twice in a 12 date elementary who are orthopediscussed the study that was used to save money.” mike Barton 49 month period and the district’s cerdically handicapped. Those students curdetermine the need to build new buildBusiness Journal tificates of necessity run out Oct. 31, movies 7 Continued on page 4 rently meet in four classrooms in Frederick ings rather than renovating the oBituaries 22 Douglass Elementary School. The state oPen houses 10 will pay 100 percent of the cost of that PoliCe 12 construction. Puzzles 20 Screenings and Total project cost will be about $6.6 soCials 49 Health Symposium Activities for the million. Of that, the district will pay 9am - 2pm s Ports 39-45 $1.172 million and the state the balance. ENTIRE family. tides 44 Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Seaford, DE tony Windsor 37 FREE Snack Bag - Information Booths - Door Prizes

16-19 6 21-22 30-35 36 51 SEAFORD CELEBRATES - State Rep. Danny Short presents the Seaford 36 volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary with a proclamation from the House of Representatives in recognition of their 75th anniversary. The presenta38 tion was made during SvFD’s annual banquet. Receiving the proclamation are 24-27 Ginny Tice (left), vice president, and Donna Bennett, president of the auxiliary. 50 More photos from the banquet on pages 46 and 48. Photo by Chuck Snyder 29 7 22 10 Screenings 12 Health Symposium 20 9am - 2pm 39-45 44Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Seaford, DE 37FREE Snack Bag - Information Booths - Door Prizes


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KIDS FIRSt - Children’s health is the focus of two weekend events. Page 3

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CLASS PLAY - Seaford Middle School students presenting Beauty and the Beast Jr. musical. Page 49


ItalIan nIght - The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary hold their first Italian Night on April 17. 50 will cents The buffet will be at the fire hall on 205 W. Tenth Street, from 5 - 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children 10 and under are free. For tickets contact Ann at 875-4789 or Sandy at 875-2164.

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Delmarva auto alley Racing action continues at International Speedway By Bonnie Nibblett

On May 13, the fast ½ mile clay oval was invaded with Outlaws. The Delaware International Speedway hosted the sixth visit of the WoOLMS (World of Outlaws Late Model Series). This was their seventh year on tour visiting dirt tracks across the nation. There were 40 cars to qualify for the 24 available positions. Four heats were held with 10 cars in each and only four cars qualified; 2 B-Mains of 12 cars were held, with two cars taken from each main. The fastest speed in qualifying was set by Rick Eckert #24 with 18.377 seconds and 97.949 MPH. Eckert also had the fastest heat time of 18.557 seconds. The fastest time in the 50 lap feature was set by Brady Smith #2. The feature was won by Josh “Kid” Richards who dominated the lead on the start from second position. Around lap 25, Richards said he lost a cylinder and was running on seven cylinders. Richards held off both Brady Smith and Steve Francis #15 to the very end. However, both Smith and Francis made Richards work for his money. During the feature, several drivers in the top five had to make a trip to the pits for a new tire or mechanical woes. Local favorite Seaford native, Ricky Elliott suffered woes early with only 12 laps in and did not return to the track. Others that fought for position and returned were Clint Smith, Vic Coffey and Tim Fuller. Points leader going in at the start, Tim “TMac” McCredie had to give up position on lap 23. T-Mac returned to finish 16th but gave the points lead to Richards after Richards won the A Main. Others falling by giving up positions were Ross Robinson, Jeremy Miller and Jamie Lathroum. Another local favorite, Austin Hubbard in #19H, started 19th and finished 4th. Hubbard is running most of the WoOLMS features after landing a ride with Beitler Motorsports for the 2010 season. The WoOLMS schedule currently boasts 48 events at 41 tracks in 19 states and two Canadian regions. Hubbard had his sixth top-five finish of 2010. The evening had three females compete for a position in the A Main - WoO LMS Rookie of the Year candidate Jill George of Cedar Falls, Iowa, as well as DIS regulars Staci Warrington of Milton, and Amanda Whaley of Millsboro. Amanda became the third female driver in the history of the WoOLMS to start an A-Main, qualifying through a B-Main in what was her first-ever Outlaw appearance plus her fifth Super Late Model start. Whaley said she wants to race in the World of Outlaws someday. She completed 33 laps to record a 19th-place finish in the ‘First State 50.’ The top 10 went to Josh Richards, Brady Smith, Steve Francis, Austin Hub-

Winner Josh “Kid” Richards #1, is the current points leader after this race on May 13.

bard, Dale McDowell, Rick Eckert, Shane Clanton, Darrell Lanigan, Chub Frank, and Russ King. A complete rundown is available online at www.delawareracing. com. Two weeks ago the track held “Topless Night” where all the regular race divisions removed the top sheet metal and side panels from the top of the cars. The roll cages were exposed with an up close look at the drivers sitting in the cock pit. Wing & Thing night for Late Models was last week. The 2010 schedule features special events every week or so to give fans a great night of racing. This Saturday, the URC Sprints return for their second appearance of the season. A schedule and events can be viewed online at or check the track’s hotline for upcoming events at 846-3968 and become a fan on Facebook too. For track questions, call the office, which is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 875-1911. The U.S. 13 Dragway continues with weekly action every Sunday with gates opening at 10 a.m. The dragway will switch gears to Friday nights starting June 11 through Aug. 22. Gates open 3:30 p.m. and time trials start at 4:30 p.m. The racing action continues to be a remarkable night of fun. Don’t miss out on all the track action every weekend. Drivers put on a show every time they are on the track. The U.S. 13 Kart Club Track is off this weekend, but will return on Saturday, June 7, for the third state divisional event. June 13 will be the next club race event on Friday night.

Be sure to check out, your Delaware and surrounding track’s race news plus NASCAR for all your DE news, results and photos. Visit the largest message board on the shore at, powered by Hab Nab Trucking of Seaford. The speedway is located on the Delaware Motorsports Complex just one mile north of the Maryland/Delaware state line, 50 minutes south of Dover, and 30 minutes west of the beaches on Sussex Highway. The complex is also the home of the U.S. 13 Dragway quarter mile strip, with the U.S. 13 Kart Club Track just on the left before you enter the main grounds of Delaware International Speedway (DIS) or the complex.

Austin Hubbard of Seaford, 19H, Beitler Motorsports

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MORNING STAR • MAy 27 - JuNe 2, 2010

Sussex County Council unveils $139.8 million budget Sussex County’s financial picture for the coming fiscal year looks solid, thanks to an economy slowly on the mend and County government’s continued emphasis on strict spending controls to keep costs in check. County leaders on Tuesday, May 18, unveiled the proposed $139.8 million budget for next year, a plan that is up from the current year’s budget, but mostly because of an infusion of onetime federal ‘stimulus’ funds for capital projects, not day-to-day expenses. The proposal calls for no property tax increase and avoids employee layoffs and pay cuts, while funding important public services such as paramedics, sewers, libraries and land use. County Administrator David B. Baker presented to County Council the proposed budget for the new fiscal year that begins July 1. Baker was joined by Finance Director Susan M. Webb, Budget and Cost Manager Kathy L. Roth and Accounting Division Director Gina A. Jennings in proposing the 2010-2011 plan. The proposed total budget keeps in place the County’s property tax rate of 44.5 cents per $100 of assessed value, making this the 21st year without an increase. The average County tax bill for a single-family home remains at just over $100 annually. However, some increases in sewer rates, up to $15 annually, will occur as the County takes the first steps toward implementing a uniform service charge for the bulk of its 59,000 sewer customers. That annual charge, which now varies among the County’s 20 sewer districts, pays for operations and maintenance of the County’s sewer systems. “The proposal for Fiscal 2011 is a baseline balanced budget,” Baker said. “Our challenge again has been to present a plan that allows the County to live within its reduced means, while continuing to provide the services that Sussex Countians expect. Our general fund revenues are 15 percent below two years, yet the expectations of our residents remain high.” The new budget, just as its predecessor did, calls for limited spending in County government in the next year, with the general fund – the portion that pays for the day-to-day operations of County government – using no appropriated reserves. However, some line items reduced last year are partially restored in the proposed budget as expected revenues in 2010-2011 are forecast to increase. Grants to local fire companies, local law enforcement and the Sussex Conservation District, for example, have been partially restored. Meantime, economic devel-

opment is a major focus of the proposed budget. Baker noted the County will embark on more than $35 million in sewer construction projects in the year ahead, thanks to federal ‘stimulus’ dollars that have kept those projects on track. Those projects alone stand to employ nearly 100 people as of July 1 and keep the local economy at work. The proposed budget includes

no layoffs or mandatory furloughs that governments elsewhere are considering. Also, no reductions in salary or working hours are proposed, and benefits such as dental and vision reimbursement, vacation, sick leave and holidays, as well as a zeroemployee-contribution pension plan, will remain intact. County Council will hold a public hearing on the proposal

during its 10 a.m. meeting Tuesday, June 22, in council chambers at the County Administrative Offices building on The Circle in Georgetown. Council must adopt a budget by June 30. The coming budget year’s signs of progress notwithstanding, the County will continue to look for savings by delaying purchases, limiting new hires and curtailing travel when possible.

“Sussex County is not out of the tunnel yet, so we must keep a watchful eye on our spending, weighing carefully each project and each request before us to ensure our most critical needs are met,” Baker said. “That is responsible budgeting.” A copy of the budget and budget letter can be downloaded from the County’s website, at

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MORNING STAR • MAY 27 - JUNE 2, 2010


FIRST PLACE-Shown (l to r) are: Matt Tull (Seaford), Ford Verdery (Seaford), Trey Hardesty (Bridgeville) and Shane Long (Georgetown) who won the 2010 DSTA Golf Classic. The tournament was presented by Jack Lingo Realtor to benefit Special Olympics Delaware, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The tournament was held May 20 at the Bayside Resort Golf Club in Fenwick Island. Photo by Lisa Smith

Seaford High School senior and stand out track and cross country athlete Tim Fields, right, stands with his coach Arthur Doakes. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Tim Fields reflects on high school athletics career at Seaford High By Lynn Schofer

The 2010 graduating class will soon end their athletic high school careers. Some will move on to play in college while others will primarily focus on academics. Tim Fields, who will graduate from Seaford High School took some time last week to reflect on his high school athletics career as well as his future plans. In his freshman year Fields ran cross country, winter track and spring track In his sophomore year Fields decided to give football and baseball a try, but was injured. He returned to running cross country and track his junior year, where he excelled and stayed the rest of his high school years. “Tim is a great young man. He really wants to get better which makes it so easy to coach him,” said Seaford boys’ track coach Art Doakes. Fields gives his parents much of the credit, “My parents have attended everything and I’m very lucky. I couldn’t ask for anything more. They helped me raise the money to go Australia to the “Down and Under Sports” and took me to every college I wanted to visit.” Coach Doakes agreed, “One of the keys to Tim’s success is the great support Tim has from his parents. They are great people and have been like family to me.” On the track Fields is very competitive and wants to win every event. Coach Do-

akes said, “Tim is a great role model and leader. He wants to do what is right and expects it from his teammates.” “Sometimes I let my mouth get in the way because I am so competitive, but I am learning,” said Fields. Fields looks forward to competing in cross country and track at the college level. He will attend East Stroudsburg in Pennsylvania and major in Education and Social Studies with a minor in Psychology. Fields wants to return to Delaware and enter the Delaware State Police. “I have a lot to learn and I have to get used to college and the new coaches” Fields said. “I hope to keep my whole willingness to learn and I must have an open mind because that is the way I will get better.” Fields said the workouts intensify from 23 miles a week in high school to 50-80 mile weeks in college. “I can’t wait; the whole idea is so exciting,” said Fields, who also knows that school must come first “I have to put my studies first even when I don’t like it.,” he added. “What is really great about college is that I can practice at any time during the day and don’t have to wait for school to end, therefore I can work around my studies.” Tim said his proudest accomplishment as a student athlete is convincing his friend, Chris Wilkerson, to join the cross country and track teams.“Chris made first

team all-conference and beat me in cross country.” Fields is already setting goals for himself and wants to get his times to improve and make the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference for Student Athletes. “If I can run the times then it will open me up for scholarships,” said Fields. “Once in a while a coach has the opportunity to coach that special athlete and have a personal connection. Tim and his family are very special to me and when he ran his last event at the state tournament it was a bittersweet moment. I had to choke back tears,” said Doakes. Fields added, “Coach is very special to me, he is like a second father. He knew how to push me to be the best I could be.” Fields said one of his most memorable moments was when he ran against Aaron Betts of Sussex Tech. “We were within a half step of each other and when we crossed the finish line, we thought each other had won. I was so tired because I had competed in three other events that day. It was really cool, we are all such good friends,” said Fields.

Tim Fields- Seaford

Seaford Department of Recreation offers summer tennis programs The Seaford Department of Recreation is offering the following summer tennis programs: Little Smashers- The Little Smashers program will take place from 9-10 a.m. June 14-18. The program, which offers an introduction to tennis for children ages 4-7, costs $25. Tennis Clinic- A tennis clinic will take place every Monday and Wednesday from June 21-July 14 from 8:30-10 a.m. for children ages 6-12. The clinic will provide the basic rules and skills of tennis. The cost is $40. Team Tennis- Team tennis will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays June 22-July 15 from 8:30-10 a.m. at a cost of $50 for children ages 6-14 or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for ages 10-18 at a cost of $60. Adult tennis lessons- Beginner lessons will be offered for adults at a cost of $45. Times are scheduled at the convenience of the instructor and student.

Seaford softball team falls to Polytech in road contest The Seaford varsity softball team lost to Polytech, 22-1, last Wednesday. Haley Quillen had a hit and a run for the Blue Jays.


  MORNING STAR • MAY 27 - JUNE 2, 2010

DCHS pole vaulters Kayla Burd and Mallorie Parsons receive Division II state championship second and first place awards respectively.

Delmarva Christian pole vaulters place first, second in state

Third-year pole vaulters, Kayla Burd and Mallorie Parsons, both juniors at Delmarva Christian High School, battled it out against fellow contenders during the state championship meet on Friday, May 14 at Caesar Rodney High School. Parsons jumped into the DCHS history books as she realized a height of 9’6” bringing home a first place Division II state championship medal. “The training I’ve received from coach (John) Keevan has definitely played a vital role in what I’ve been able to accomplish today,” said Parsons. “Although I’ve vaulted 10’ in practice, it is coach’s encouragement and perseverance that has brought me to this level in an official event.” Also competing was 5’1” Kayla Burd. Although small in stature, Burd proved herself to be a mighty force to be reckoned as she vaulted 9’ and placed second in the Division II competition. “God receives all the glory,” said Burd. “As I took my last turn at nine feet, the bar lifted up, hit the post and miraculously landed back down on the post, my first thought was it was going to fall, but it didn’t. We call it the Jesus jump. It was amazing.” DCHS Track Coach Janice Curtis witnessed the split-second drama from the sidelines. “Saving the 9’ jump was just one of the many blessings the team received this season,” Curtis said. “We were also blessed to see one of Cape’s pole vaulters cheer our girls after only knowing them a short time while practicing together. It was heartwarming.” Curtis was referring to a partnership of sorts that Delmarva Christian High School has enjoyed with local public schools. Although DCHS does not have an outdoor pole vaulting pit, it does have the only indoor pit downstate. During the winter months or when weather prohibits outdoor training, DCHS invites other schools to use their indoor facilities. In turn, these other schools, namely Sussex Tech and Cape Henlopen, allow DCHS athletes to practice outdoors at their schools. The week prior to the state meet, Keevan took his girls to Cape Henlopen High School where the new friendships were made.

Local athletes end season in meet of champions competition

The following are the local results from the meet of champions high school track and field meet which took place last Wednesday: Girls- 100- 5. La’Taija Maddox, Woodbridge, 12.77; long jump- 2. Paige Morris, Sussex Tech, 17’ 1/2”; pole vault- 3. Kayla Burd, Delmarva Christian, 8’ 6”; shot put3. Morris, Sussex Tech, 36’ 10 3/4”; discus- 2. Morris, Sussex Tech, 109’ 5” Boys- long jump- 8. Cody Revel, Seaford, 17’ 6”; triple jump- 7. Roosevelt Joinvil, Laurel, 38’ 3”, 8. Devin Hood, Seaford, 37’ 1/2”; high jump- 3. Tyler Belle, Sussex Tech, 6’, 6. Lee Mayer, Seaford, 5’ 8”; pole vault- 2. Zach Hearn, Seaford, 12’, 6. Dylan Pepper, Sussex Tech, 11’ 6”; shot put- 7. George Blanchard, Seaford, 43’ 9 1/2”; discus- 1. Justin Rife, Laurel, 152’ 11”

This week in Star sports history

10 YEARS AGO- Seaford’s Nathan Rose placed first in the pole vault and triple jump at the state track and field meet. The Blue Jays’ Reagan Hastings also won the pole vault in the girls’ competition. FIVE YEARS AGO- The Sussex Tech boys’ lacrosse team lost to Dover, 18-8, in the first round of the state tournament. Joel Termotto had four goals and Ian Stewart netted three goals in the loss. Seaford’s Keosha Gibbs won the shot put and Woodbridge’s Ross Horsey placed first in the long jump and the 100 at the state track and field meet. LAST YEAR- The Laurel varsity softball team fell to Sussex Central, 6-1, in the opening round of the state tournament. Jenna Allen knocked in the game-winning run as Sussex Tech topped Red Lion, 5-4, in 11 innings in the state softball tournament.

MORNING STAR • MAY 27 - JUNE 2, 2010


Seaford Star Little League scoreboard (week of 5/17)

Greenwood Mennonite’s Laura Van Kampen flies through the air at the Holly Grove Invitational high jump competition.

Greenwood Mennonite track team competes in Holly Grove Invitational

The Greenwood Mennonite School track team recently competed at the Holly Grove Invitational at Salisbury University. The results for GMS follow: High school girls: 100 meter- 1. Amy Jones; 200 meter- 1. Laura Van Kampen; 400 meter relay- 1. GMS (Jones,Van Kampen, Terra Tatman, Olivia Davis); 1600 Meter- 4. Marissa Gehman; long jump- 2. Jones, 3. Van Kampen, third; high jump: 2. Davis High school boys: 100 meter- 1. Ricky Anderson, 2. Vincent Borders; 200 meter- 2. Anderson, 3. Joel Bontrager; 400 meter relay- 1. GMS (Anderson, Bontrager, Steven Landis, Vincent Borders); 1600 meter: 3. Tyler Schrock; long jump- 2. Borders, 5. Bontrager; high jump- 3. Borders, 5. Bontrager; discus- 2. Cody Bowman, 3. D. J. Sharp, 4. John Tennefoss; shot put- 1. Sharp, 3. Cody Bowman Middle school girls- 800 Meter- 3. Destiny Hand; 400 meter relay- 4. GMS (Ericka Byler, Sherisa Gehman, Hand, Shannon Hill); long jump- 1. Ericka Byler, 5. Hand; high jump- 3. Hill, 4. Sherisa Gehman

WINGS AND THINGS- Hal Browning, 72, (#100) leads the heat and set new track record on “Wings and Things” Night. He ran a 16.936 seconds and 106.282 MPH.

Seaford baseball team falls to Lake Forest, Milford

The Seaford varsity baseball team ended the season with losses to Milford and Lake Forest last week. Danny Wheatley had a pair of hits in the Blue Jays’ 12-2 loss to Lake Forest. Seaford also fell to Milford, 2-0, as Ryan Shockley struck out four and allowed two runs on five hits.

Woodbridge Little League- Junior League baseball- T.G. Adams 5, JBS Construction 3- The 2010 Junior League baseball season kicked off last Saturday in Bridgwell with the two teams from Woodbridge squaring off against one another. A good game was played by both teams as T.G. Adams came from behind to edge JBS Construction, 5-3. Matt Chaffinch picked up the win on the mound for T.G. Adams as he pitched five strong inn., allowing just two runs on three hits and struck out seven. Kani Kane picked up the save as he struck out two in the final two innings. At the plate, Chaffinch scored a run and Kane doubled and scored a run. Cameron Manaraze had a two-run single, a run scored and ended the game with a spectacular diving catch in center field. Nick Smith had the game winning RBI with a two-out RBI single; Brent Adams and Trey Warren also scored for T.G. Adams. For JBS, Anthony Jefferson, Logan Wescott and Robert Quillen each had a single and a run scored. Nanticoke Little League- Minor League baseball- Orioles 8, Phillies 7- Bradley Green went 3-3 with a triple, an RBI, two stolen bases, and three runs; Tyler Elzey had two hits including a triple, two RBIs, three steals, and two runs; and Ethan Lambert went 2-3 with a pair of RBIs for the Orioles. Doug Willey came on in the second inning and allowed one run on four hits and struck out 10 while walking two in four and two thirds innings. For the Phillies, Noah Adkins had two hits and an RBI; Tyler Harris and Mason Whitelock each went 1-2; and Collin Handy and Shane Stark each had a hit and an RBI. Orioles 16, Braves 11- For the Orioles, Ethan Lambert went 2-3, with two RBIs, two stolen bases and two runs; Doug Willey was 2-3 with a double and a triple and four RBIs; Bubba White had a hit and two runs; and Zachary Zalewski batted 2-3 with two runs and two RBIs. Tyler Elzey gave up only three runs in three innings and struck out seven and Ethan Lambert pitched the final two innings giving up two runs while striking out five. For the Braves, Corbin Coenen tripled and scored three runs; Zaire Corsey-Smith went 1-3 with two runs; and Richard Durham scored three runs. Phillies 15, Orioles 4- The Phillies jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as Shane Stark pitched a complete game striking out seven, walking one and allowing only seven hits. Braydan Graham, Stark and Trent Carey each had two hits and combined for five runs. Jacob and Noah Adkins played well in the field. For the Orioles Doug and Colby Willey, Caleb Sellers and Christian Chandler all had hits and combined for four runs. Caden Dickerson and Zachary Zalewski played well in the field and Ethan Lambert did great behind the plate. No results were submitted for Laurel Little League and Delmar Little League.


     MORNING STAR • MAY 27 - JUNE 2, 2010

Seaford Stars of the Week

Browning blisters the track in Delaware Wings and Things Late Model win By Charlie Brown

Female Co-Athlete of the Week- Haley Quillen- Seaford

Seaford senior shortstop Haley Quillen collected a hit and scored a run in her team’s game against Polytech last Wednesday.

Female Co-Athlete of the WeekMaxine Fluharty- Sussex Tech Sussex Tech’s Maxine Fluharty scored six of her team’s nine goals in a loss to St. Thomas More last Monday. The junior girls’ lacrosse player also dished out three assists.

Honorable mention- Ryan Shockley- Seaford; Danny Wheatley- Seaford; Cody Revel- Seaford; Devin Hood- Seaford; Lee Mayer- Seaford; Zach Hearn- Seaford; George Blanchard- Seaford; Tim Gaskin- Sussex Tech; Dustin Miller- Sussex Tech; Trey Jewell- Sussex Tech; Tom Catalfamo- Delmarva Christian; James Mohr- Delmarva Christian; Dylan Pepper- Sussex Tech; Dustin Miller- Sussex Tech; Trey Jewell- Sussex Tech; Maria DeMott- Seaford; Uri Robelledo- Seaford; Taija Maddox- Woodbridge; Kellen Cannon- Sussex Tech; Haley Clayton-Moyer- Sussex Tech; Emily Pentoney- Delmarva Christian; Kayla Burd- Delmarva Christian; Paige Morris- Sussex Tech; Cassidy Taylor- Sussex Tech; Melissa Trout- Sussex Tech; Taylor Price- Sussex Tech; Lauren Smith- Sussex Tech; Kim Smith- Sussex Tech; Logan Pavlik- Sussex Tech



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Saturday night’s performance by Hal Browning in the “Wings & Things” 20-lap Super Late Model feature was so amazing it is hard to put into words. Browning set the tone in winning his heat turning a phenomenal lap of 16.936 seconds and an average speed of 106.282 miles per hour. The only other cars to go faster at the track have been a select few 410 sprint cars. In the feature it was like the “on” button had been through on Browning’s car when the green came out. By lap one he was two seconds ahead of the hard charging Amanda Whaley who was running her standard car. David Pettyjohn took over second on lap two as Browning continued to pull away. On lap five, Whaley tagged the wall coming off the second turn bringing out the yellow and ending her night. Browning was able to rocket away from Pettyjohn on the restart and Austin Hubbard took over in second. As Browning headed off into the sunset, Pettyjohn regained second and Staci Warrington climbed from ninth to fourth. Pettyjohn’s charge ended on lap nine when he slowed and headed to the pits. Browning was slicing through lapped traffic by the halfway sign. Warrington got by Hubbard with seven to go but there was no catching Browning who lapped all but the second and third place cars to take the checkered. “It was fast,” said Browning. “It felt pretty good but I missed my line a couple of times. It was hard to see when I got down to the end of the straightaway.” It was the first win of the season for the driver of the Race Track Auto/Art Collins Trucking/Brian Donley Rocket and Browning received a $500 bonus for the win.

Warrington turned in her best performance of the season finishing in second and collecting the $250 bonus. Third went to Hubbard with Bob Geiger fourth and Donald Lingo, Jr. finished in fifth collecting the $250 bonus for first stock bodied car. Browning and Whaley won the heats. Matt Hill led started on the pole and made no mistakes to lead wire to wire in the 15-lap Crate Model feature. Chris Hitchens chased from second until Tyler Reed took over the runner-up spot on lap five. Hill’s only scare in the race came on the final lap when a lapped car got sideways in front of his car in the second turn. Hill managed to just scrape by and went on to his first checkered of the year and his second career win in the Lynch’s Towing/Warrior. Reed finished in the second spot with Jack Mullins, who set fast time in qualifying coming from ninth to finish in third. Fourth went to Hitchens and Clint Chalabala rounded out the top five. Steven Baker led the first three laps of the 12-lap Little Lincoln feature before Mel Joseph, Jr. moved on top. Brian Brasure followed into the second spot and traded paint with Joseph with two to go before taking over the lead. Joseph faded with a flat tire and Brasure went on to his first career win. John Stevenson came on strong in the closing laps to finish in second with Bill Brittingham third. Fourth went to Donald Robinson, Jr. and Ryan Walsen rounded out the top five.


Seaford varsity girls’ soccer edged by Dover, 3-2 The Seaford varsity girls’ soccer team fell to Dover, 3-2, last Tuesday in Dover. Uri Robelledo and Maria DeMott each had a goal for the Blue Jays. Seaford goalie Maryann Hicks also recorded 10 saves in the loss. Dover out shot Seaford, 18-10, and held an 8-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Seaford Recreation Department selling tickets for Orioles-Yankees game

The Seaford Recreation Department is now selling tickets for the organization’s annual Orioles/Yankees trip. The game is on Friday, September 17 at 7 p.m.. The cost of the trip is $65 per ticket and includes great seats to the game and transportation on a charter bus. Call 629-6809 for more information or to reserve your seat.

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FOLLOW THROUGH- Woodbridge’s Kara Dunnigan follows through on her swing as she tees off during a home match earlier this season. Photo by Mike McClure

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Ben Parks gets second win at Super Pro at U.S. 13 Dragway By Charlie Brown Ben Parks of Salisbury jumped from third to first in the Super Pro points on Sunday as he captured his second final round win of the season at the U.S. 13 Dragway. Phillip Truitt of Parsonsburg was back in stride as he won the Pro final and Anthony Buckson of Smyrna rode to the win in Pro Bike. Other winners on the day included: Crystal Hudson of Millsboro in Street; Clayton Evans of Onancock, Va. in Import; Brian McMillion of Houston in Bike Trophy; Kody Mariner of Salisbury in Jr. Dragster 1 and Jordan Dill of Ellendale. in Jr. Dragster 2. Parks met Jay Bradford of Newark, Md. in the Super Pro final. It was a great run with Parks edging Bradford with a 7.959/163.72 on a 7.94 dial. Bradford ran an 8.607/157.97 on an 8.56 dial. Semi-finalists were Vic Gorday of Ellendale who lost to Bradford and Vernon Russell of Dover who lost to Parks. Truitt faced Toya Peak of Houston in the Pro final. Truitt took the double break out win with a 10.106/132.10 on a 10.11 dial while Peek was out by more with a 10.300/132.91 on a 10.32 dial. Semi-finalists were Vincent Wade of Eden, Md. who lost to Truitt and Ernie Fisher of Laurel who lost to Peek. Buckson rode up against David Manuel of Pittsville in the Pro Bike final. Manuel was off his pace and Buckson took the victory with an 11.235/114.75 on an 11.07 dial. Manuel had a 14.045/59.74 on a 10.78 dial. Semi-finalists were Charles Nock of Greenwood who lost to Manuel and Will Jensen of Millsboro who lost to Buckson. Defending Street Eliminator champion Crystal Hudson defeated Jeffery Davenport in the all-pickup Street final. Davenport in his F-150 broke out with a 17.543 on a 17.56 dial. Hudson, in her S-10 was on her dial with an 11.521/112.93 on an 11.51. Tommy Burdett of Delmar, Md. had the better reaction but was off his dial and Clayton Evans took the Import win. Evans ran an 18.026/73.49 on an 18.00 dial while Burdett struggled with an 11.675/122.14 on a 9.90 dial. McMillion had the better reaction and won in Bike Trophy over Marlon Smith of Lincoln. McMillion ran a 9.991/136.65 on a 9.90 dial while Smith had a 10.093/123.59 on a 10.00 dial. Mariner was paired with Anthony Pavone of Seaford in the Jr. Dragster 1 final. Pavone had the better reaction but broke out with an 8.947 on an 8.95 dial. Mariner got the win with a solid 8.977/73.93 on an 8.95 dial. In Jr. Dragster 2 it was Dill up against Jerel Davis of Fruitland,. Davis had the better start but broke out with a 7.909/81.65 on a 7.92 dial. Dill took the win with an 8.159/79.34 on a 7.97 dial.

H.J. Bunting gets first win of season in Delaware Big Blocks By Charlie Brown Defending NAPA Big Block Modified point champion H.J. Bunting has had a dismal season plagued by small things breaking on his car. On Saturday night at the Delaware International Speedway everything stayed together and this week Bunting was able to hold off Kenny Brightbill for the win. Tim Trimble looked strong from his pole starting spot as he led the first to laps of the 25-lap Big Block feature. Bunting, who started in fourth, was running second by lap one and took over the top spot for lap three. Norman Short and Joseph Watson were waging a good battle for the third spot with Watson getting the spot on lap five. With the race staying green Bunting was able to build a full half track lead by the halfway sign. The first yellow flew on lap 15 erasing Bunting’s lead. Watson had just gotten by Trimble for second when Jamie Mills came to a stop in the second turn. Under the yellow, Norman Short, who had been running in fourth, headed to the pits. Kenny Brightbill and Matt Jester were now running fourth and fifth. Brightbill got by Trimble on the restart with Jester following into fourth. With five to go Brightbill edged by Watson for second and Robert Dutton moved into the top five. The second and final yellow flew with just three to go putting Brightbill on Buntings bumper just as it had happened a week prior. This time Bunting got a good restart and was able to open a two car length advantage to the checkered. “It’s been a rough year,” said Bunting. “The crew has been working hard but it’s just been little stuff that’s been breaking. It’s not anybody’s fault. It’s just something that you have to put up with and keep coming back every week.” It was the first win of the season for the five time champion in the J&M Roofing/Jake Marine/Teo. Brightbill turning in another strong performance with his second place finish as Watson ended a good drive in third. Fourth went to Jester and Dutton rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Jamie Mills and Jester. Sixteen year old Kyle Fuller took full advantage of his pole starting spot in the 15-lap AC Delco Modified feature. Fuller lead every lap in the race that was only slow once by a caution. Scott Baker challenged from second but could not make the winning pass. Fuller made no mistakes as he picked up his first win of the year and his second career victory in the C.W. Matthews Logging/Teo. Baker finished a strong second with Joseph Tracy getting by Shawn Ward on the final lap to finish in third and fourth respectively. Westley Smith rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Jon Callaway. Curt Miles Jr. led the first five laps of the caution filled 15-lap Mod Lite feature. Steve White moved on top for lap six. A two car flip occurred on lap nine when Rick Wheatley and Alan Passwaters tangled. No one was injured. Tim White moved into the second spot but could not mount a challenge on Steve White who posted his third win of the season in the Northeast Heating & Air/Lightning. Tim White settled for second with Brandon Dennis coming from the rear of the field to finish in third. Fourth went to Miles, Jr. and Kevin McKinney rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Tyler Reed.

SPRING SPORTS- Shown (clockwise from top left) are scenes from the high school spring sports season: Seaford’s Brittany Walters awaits the pitch during her team’s home contest; Seaford’s Devin Hood competes in the triple jump during a home meet earlier this season; Seaford senior Savannah Jones, left, battles Woodbridge’s Kelsey Johnson for possession of the ball during a recent varsity girls’ soccer game. Photo by Lynn Schofer and Mike McClure


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WALL OF FAME- Sussex Technical High School inducted three graduates who were outstanding high school and college athletes into its Athletic Alumni Wall of Fame during the annual senior athletic banquet. Honored were (l to r): 2006 graduate Lauren Correll of Bridgeville, outstanding field hockey player at Salisbury University; Bethany Pavlik of Lewes, also class of 2006 and a talented field hockey and softball player at Delaware Valley College; and Rebekah Ricksecker of Laurel, graduated in 2005 and became an AllAmerican runner in track and cross country at Liberty University. Their banners will hang on the wall in the Sussex Tech gymnasium along with several other ST graduates who have excelled athletically at the college level.

OFFENSIVE LINE- Members of the Sussex Tech Ravens football offensive line were named Outstanding Senior Athletes for the sport of football at the school’s annual senior athletic banquet. Members of the line are (l to r): Aikeem Brewer (Bridgeville), Brad Ellingsworth (Milton), Dylan Fox (Milford), Joe Casullo (Seaford), Antonio Rodriquez (Millsboro), and Andrew Hitchens (Selbyville).

Delmarva Christian baseball falls to Archmere

Delmarva Christian boys’ lacrosse team nets 12-2 win

Sussex Tech’s Dustin Miller places second in conference meet

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The Delmarva Christian baseball team lost to Archmere Academy, 17-6, last Thursday at the Sports at the Beach complex. Aaron Moore and Kyle Kokjohn each doubled for the Royals in the loss.

The Delmarva Christian varsity boys’ lacrosse team topped Dickinson, 12-2, last Wednesday in a home contest. Tom Catalfamo netted four goals, Travis Tirrell and Michael Tirrell each had three goals, and James Mohr scored a pair of goals. Mohr and Catalfamo also combined for 10 saves for the Royals.

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The Henlopen Conference golf championship meet took place last Thursday at Shawnee Country Club. Sussex Tech’s Dustin Miller tied for second with a score of 78. The Ravens’ Trey Jewell tied for 13th in the tournament with an 84.

SENIOR ATHLETES- Sussex Technical High School honored its senior athletes at a banquet dinner on Thursday, May 20 at which time the outstanding senior in each sport was announced. Top athletes shown in photo (l to r) are: front row sitting– Male Indoor Track, Emir Laroya (Seaford); Baseball and Sportsmanship Male, Justin Allen (Laurel); Field Hockey, Girls Lacrosse and Female Sportsmanship, Caitlin Stone (Bridgeville); Male Cross Country and Male Scholar, Brian Singh (Millsboro); Female Indoor Track and Female Scholar, Shanay Snead (Millsboro); Girls’ Basketball and Female Overall Outstanding Athlete, Paige Morris (Milford); Wrestling and Male Overall Outstanding Athlete, Joe Casullo (Seaford); and Boy’s Lacrosse, Dave Fluharty (Millsboro); back row standing– Softball, Lauren Smith (Seaford); Girls’ Soccer, Katina Stamat (Lincoln); Female Cross Country, Monica Patel (Harbeson); Golf, Dustin Miller (Harrington); Boys’ Basketball, Tyler Belle (Laurel); Male Spring Track, Aaron Betts (Georgetown); Boys’ Soccer, Ariel Espinoza (Lincoln); Volleyball, Erica Edwards (Seaford); Female Spring Track, Whitney Handy (Laurel); and Fall Cheerleading, Tereena Brooks (Bridgeville). Missing from photo are: Winter Cheerleading, Denay Lucas (Delmar); Male Swimming, Sean Murray (Milton); and Female Swimming, Amanda Mancuso (Seaford).


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Seaford/Laurel Star Sports Calendar Delmarva Basketball Camp to take place at Laurel High

The inaugural Delmarva Basketball Camp will take place in the Laurel High School gym Monday, June 21 through Thursday June 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost of the camp, which is open to children ages 7-18, is $90 ($100 for on-site registration). Registration will take place from 8-9 a.m. on June 21. Campers should arrive dressed to participate (in a t-shirt, shorts and sneakers). Awards will be given to the top performers in each age group at the end of the week. According to camp director Chris Griffin, the Laurel varsity boys’ basketball coach, the goal of the camp is to develop the fundamentals of the individual camper. Cold water and Gatorade will be provided by the camp. Each camper will also receive a free t-shirt. For more information, call Griffin at 302-344-2809 or send e-mails to


A view from the cheap seats By Mike McClure, Star Sports Editor The Delmar High School football team has found a way to thank the community for its support over the years. Around 25-40 players recently scattered across town to assist senior citizens with their yard work. According to senior Spencer Fothergill, the idea came from teacher Christy Parsons. Fothergill, who along with classmate Scott Kunkowski, will be attending McDaniel College and playing football for the Division III school next fall, said the project was a way to give back to community members. Many of the senior citizens are alumni or had children who went through the Delmar school system. The players did yard work, power washing, gutter cleaning, and minor outdoor repairs, much to the delight of the town’s citizens. Delmar head coach and athletic David Hearn called the project a great idea, one that he’d like to see the school’s athletes continue on a regular basis. Spring playoffs- So far our local schools have not fared well with making the state playoffs. Sussex Tech was the only team with Western Sussex players

to make the baseball tournament. There are no local teams in the girls’ soccer, boys’ lacrosse, or girls’ lacrosse tournaments (the softball schedule had not been announced prior to the Star’s deadline). The Sussex Tech girls’ lacrosse team, in its third year as a program, fell just short of making the eight team tournament. The Ravens (9-6) finished in a tie for ninth in the state rankings, one game behind Middletown (#7) and Archmere (#8). Cape Henlopen (#1) is the only downstate team in the tourney. Of the individual state tournaments, the track and field state tournament and meet of champions have already taken place, the tennis tournaments are in progress, and the golf tournament is pending. Quick hits- In looking up the results from the meet of champions I came across two track and field records that are held by Seaford athletes. Tisha Milligan set the mark in the girls’ high jump (5’ 8 1/4”) in 1989 while Keosha Gibbs set the record in the girls’ shot put (44’ 7 1/2“) in 2005.

Delmar High to host lacrosse mini clinic with Kyle Harrison

Delmar Lacrosse and Greene Turtle Lacrosse of Salisbury will present an autograph session and mini clinic with former professional lacrosse player Kyle Harrison on Thursday, May 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Delmar High School Stadium. The cost of admission to the event is free. There will be an autograph session, a speech by Harrison, and a mini clinic. There will also be a silent auction and raffles with lacrosse vendor and concessions available. Harrison, a graduate of Friends School in Baltimore, led Johns Hopkins to the 2005 NCAA Division I national championship. He was the first overall draft pick in the MLL for the 2005. He was a midfielder with the New Jersey Pride from 2005 until the 2007 season. Harrison played in the MLL All-Star Game in 2005 and 2006 and also played for the 2006 U.S. Men’s National Team in World Lacrosse Championship. Harrison was traded to the Los Angeles Riptide after the 2007 season. Since joining the Riptide, Harrison has played in the 2008 MLL all-star game and helped the Riptide return to the postseason as a third seed in the NB ZIP MLL Championship Weekend, Harrison currently is part of the Chapman University (Orange, Cal.) men’s lacrosse coaching staff. He was a three-time All-American while at Johns Hopkins University, won the McLaughlin Award as the nation’s top midfielder in 2004 and 2005, and won the 2005 Tewaaraton Trophy as the National Player of the Year.

Delmarva Drillers golf tournament to take place June 18

A golf tournament to benefit the Delmarva Drillers 11U travel baseball team will take place on June 18 at the Wood Creek golf course in Delmar. Registration will take place at 7:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. start time. The cost is $50 per golfer which includes a buffet lunch. There will also be beer for sale and a 50/50 raffle. Golfers are asked to dress appropriately (collared shirt, slacks, no steel spikes). Proceeds from the event benefit the 1020 Delmarva Drillers. Make checks payable to Delmarva Dawgs. Also, send checks and golfers’ names in groups of four to Delmarva Drillers, 34631 Bi-State Blvd., Laurel, DE 19956. Please contact Shawn Phillips at for more information.

Sussex Tech softball team tops Hodgson, falls to Smyrna

The Sussex Tech varsity softball team defeated Hodgson and fell to Smyrna in its final games of the regular season last week. The Ravens scored one in the second inning and three in the fourth for a 4-0 nonconference win over Hodgson. Cassidy Taylor went 2-3 with a double; Melissa Trout doubled and drove in two runs; Taylor Price singled in a run; Lauren Smith scored two runs; and Kim Smith tossed a three-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts for Sussex Tech (11-6). Sussex Tech fell to 9-4 in the Henlopen Conference and 11-7 overall with a 2-1 loss to Smyrna on Saturday. Logan Pavlik had two hits and an RBI and Smith allowed two runs on three hits.

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TOURNEY CHAMPS- Shown is the Diamond State Blue 14U softball team which placed first in a tournament in Chesapeake, Va. May 15-16. The team has placed first in three of its four tournaments and came in second in the other tourney. The coaches are Jay Davis, Steve Cox, Jamie Joseph, and Jodi Green. Send your youth sports results and photos to the Star at

D E L M A R SOFTBALLDelmar’s Lauren Massey prepares to make contact during last week’s home contest against Lake Forest. Massey had four hits, two runs, and two RBIs in the 12-3 win. Photo by Mike McClure


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Sussex Tech’s Kyle Mister makes contact with a pitch for a double during his team’s home win over Polytech in the first round of the state tournament on Tuesday. Photo by Mike McClure Sussex Tech’s James Smith prepares to deliver a pitch during his team’s 3-1 win over Polytech in the first round of the state baseball tournament on Tuesday. Smith allowed one run on one hit and struck out nine in the win. Photo by Mike McClure

Ravens rally in sixth inning to top Panthers in state baseball tourney

and allowed one run on one hit and four walks and struck out nine in the complete game win. “He’s a competitor. He’s got great off speed stuff, he keeps people off balanced,” Sussex Tech head coach Tom

Pegelow said of Smith. The winner of Thursday’s game will move on to the semifinals at Frawley Stadium on Saturday. The championship will also take place at the home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks, on Tuesday, June 1.

By Mike McClure

The Sussex Tech varsity baseball team advanced to the second round of the state tournament for the second year in a row with a 3-1 home win over Polytech on Turesday. The Ravens will once against face Middletown (Thursday at Caesar Rodney) with the winner advancing to the semifinals. Polytech got on the board first in the top of the first inning thanks to a hit batter, sac bunt, and a seeing eye single that took a funny hop over second base (1-0). It would be the only hit the Panthers would get against Sussex Tech starter James Smith. Raven first baseman Sam Grahovac got his team’s first hit off of Polytech pitcher Matt McLain in the bottom of the third. After Smith sent the Panthers down in order in the top of the fourth, the Ravens got on the board in the bottom of the inning. Eric Sharff hit a two-out single, courtesy runner Nathan Jones went to second on an errant pickoff throw, moved to third on a single by Scott Smart, and scored on another errant throw by McLain to knot the score at 1-1. Sussex Tech’s Kyle Mister hit a twoout double in the bottom of the fifth inning, but was left in scoring position. After Smith worked a 1-2-3 sixth inning with a pair of strikeouts, the Ravens’ bats went to work. Smith led off the bottom of the sixth with a double, moved to third on a single by Sharff, and scored on a sac fly by Smart. Denton Mow added an RBI single to plate Jones, who once again ran for the

Sussex Tech’s Scott Smart, shown at the plate during Tuesday’s playoff game, had a hit and an RBI in the Ravens’ 3-2 victory over Polytech. Photo by Mike McClure

catcher (Sharff), to give Sussex Tech a 3-1 lead going into the final inning. Smith recorded two strikeouts, fielded a comebacker and threw to Grahovac to seal the Raven win. Sharff went 2-3, Mow and Smart each had a hit and an RBI; Mister doubled; and Smith had a double and a run at the plate

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Progress continues at new Indian River bridge Summer visitors to Sussex County and residents will be pleased to see the progress being made by the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and Skanska USA Civil Southeast, Inc. (Skanska) on the new Indian River Inlet Bridge. Project update The project is approximately 50% complete. The concrete decks of the bridge are underway and precast floor beams are all being put in place. The bulb T girders have begun arriving on site for the approach spans, the foundation columns and piers are being completed, and the four pylon towers will be reaching their completed height of 249 feet during June. Also this summer, bridge builders will construct the form traveler, a 200 ton device that

will allow the construction of the bridge over the inlet. Likewise, back span and main span construction will continue and the stay cable erection process will begin. The project is expected to be completed in late spring/early summer 2011. During the summer months, motorists are urged to take note of the 35 mph speed limit through the construction work zone. Pedestrians will move through the area as they have been since the beginning of construction, via the posted detour pedestrian route. During the summer, cyclists will utilize the shoulder of Route 1, including the existing shoulder over the existing bridge. In early September, the Roadway Approach Contract will begin, which will build the ap-

proaches and connect them to the new bridge approach spans. This work will require lane shifts and speed restrictions for motorists traveling on Route 1/existing Indian River Inlet Bridge. After Labor Day, traffic restrictions will be put in place which will require motorists to use Route 1 northbound with one lane traveling in each direction. Route


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Blades welcomes police officers By Cathy Shufelt

Pam Vanderwende and students representing the Phillis Wheatley Middle School’s Conservation Club accept the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s “Superstars in Education” award for their work on behalf of the Woodbridge School District and local community. Along with a trophy and banner, the group received a $2,500 grant to help fund future projects.

State Chamber recognizes club By Cathy Shufelt

Students, staff and teachers recently recognized members of the Phillis Wheatley Middle School (PWMS) “Conservation Club” as they received the “Superstars in Education” award presented by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. Since 1989, the “Superstars in Education” program has honored Delaware educators who have implemented and sustained creative, unique programs, or teaching practices that show measurable results and raise student achievement. This year, the program awarded seven “Superstars” program trophies and two special recognition awards to educators across Delaware. “Being one of only seven winners in the state is a huge honor,” said Pamela Vanderwende, founder and faculty advisor of the school’s Conservation Club. Vanderwende teaches science at PWMS, and started the club four years ago. The club now has over 100 student members. Jim Wolfe and Janine Sorbello of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce presented the group with a trophy and a check for $2,500 to help fund future projects the group hopes to undertake. To date, the group has completed sev-

eral projects for the Woodbridge School District, including seven gardens, Koi pond, raised organic vegetable beds, and installing new plants in the large planters in downtown Bridgeville, among others. The Conservation Club helps educate students about environmental issues, conservation, wetlands maintenance, as well as native flora and fauna. A short video showcasing the hard work of the Conservation Club’s students was shown and then students at the assembly were asked questions about the video with several students winning school t-shirts. Members of the Conservation Club are now working on securing funding for a “Reading Garden” at the new Bridgeville Public Library by participating in the Pepsi Refresh Grant Challenge. The group is hoping to win the $25,000 grant to help pay for the Reading Garden. To vote for the Phillis Wheatley Middle School Conservation Club’s project, go to: pwmscclub and vote for the project to win. You can vote once a day during the month of May. You may have to sign up to become a member before the site will allow you to vote. Pepsi will not send anything to your email address unless you check the boxes for updates.

Seaford woman donates quilts Children in the Division of Public Health’s (DPH) Child Development Watch (CDW) Program get some extra warmth and support from Seaford resident Jane Medford who has created more than 100 quilts for CDW kids at no charge with love in every stitch. Mrs. Medford was honored with a brunch at CDW in Milford on Friday, May 21. Some of her quilts were on display. “I’ve always had a heart for children,” Mrs. Medford said. “When they’re sick or unwell, it’s so sad. If everybody does something, no matter how small, it adds up.” Dr. Carol Owens of CDW recalls a special colorful quilt made by Mrs. Medford to visually stimulate a small child with visual issues, and three matching quilts in different colors for a set of triplets. “The quilts are a way of giving comfort to families who are in the midst of some

really tough and uncomfortable situations,” explained Dr. Owens. “Some of the families we see don’t have a lot to start with. The quilt is something warm they can keep with them, a reminder that someone cares. It’s theirs to keep.” Also honored at the brunch was Robin Fantyl from the DPH Kids Kare Program. Fantyl promotes the Cribs for Kids program, which enables families with no resources to provide safe sleeping arrangements for their children. CDW is the statewide early intervention program for children ages birth to 3. The program’s mission is to enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays and to enhance the capacity of their families to meet the needs of their young children. Mild to severe developmental delays are fully supported through this program, giving families a much needed resource.

Blades Town Council members and the Blades Police Department were pleased to welcome the two newest members of the Blades Police Department during the town council’s May meeting. New police officers Dustin Hamilton and Ryan Wright were sworn in during the May 10th meeting. The new officers will continue their field training and will be seen on patrol in the town of Blades along with Chief Cooke and one part-time officer. Councilman B.J. Hardin reported that the owners of what is called the “Putnam property” located behind town hall on River Road have appointed a new manager for the “Blades Common” project. Despite continuing negotiations regarding water wells and public works, work to clean up the property should begin shortly. Mayor Michael Smith told residents attending the meeting that there will be no spring clean up day up this year due to budget cuts making it necessary for the town to use that money to fill in budget gaps. With more state budget cuts ex-

pected, Mayor Smith told residents that the town may lose even more money from its already tight budget, “We may have another big hole in the budget,” said Smith. However, the town did find out that DELDOT has money set aside for paving projects in the town. Money has been set aside to pave Market Street (Route 13A) that runs through Blades. Several residents voiced their outrage and concern over a property in Blades where alleged criminal activity is taking place. Several homeowners living next to and on the same street as the property asked town officials what could be done to alleviate the problems they feel are generated by residents living on the property. A number of residents spoke about the criminal activity in the neighborhood, as well as the seemingly obvious housing code and permit violations that are ongoing at the property. Council members along with Police Chief Cooke assured residents that the police department and the town’s Code Enforcement Officer are aware of the situation, and asked residents to continue reporting any criminal activity.

the winner is... Lucky Dog congratulates the Gray family of Laurel, winners of this five-foot-tall plush Lucky Dog, during customer appreciation day at the Seaford Aaron’s location. Photo by Kris Brill LittLe LeAGUe sUPPOrt - County Bank is kicking off this year’s little league season with its “Pitch In Your Loose Change” campaign to collect money for Southern Delaware’s local little leagues. Donations are being accepted throughout the little league season at all nine of County Bank’s southern Delaware branches. Kneeling, from left, are Dipti Patel, teller; Janette Baker, head teller. Standing are Jenn Ballweg, teller; Linda Gunson, assistant vice-president and branch manager; Linda Montuori, customer service representative.

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Warren L. Allen, honorary chairman of the Library Building Campaign, is served the first plate at the “Dinner in the Library” event. Allen made the first major contribution to the building fund which helped start fundraising for the construction of the new library.

Dinner in the Library gala held The first annual “Dinner in the Library” was enjoyed by a near sell out crowd to a background of music provided by the Medics. A delicious meal was catered by

Nanticoke Senior Center members give back. Above, Mike and Linda Rose, members of the senior center, donate a 50-inch plasma flat screen TV for the center. Sue Frankowiak, director of the senior center is between them. At right, Harry McIlvain, a Nanticoke Senior Center board member, donates a brand new pool table.

the Georgia House. The dinner and a silent auction raised over $6,000 for the capital campaign fund of the Seaford Library and Cultural Center.

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Earl and Betty Tull bid on one of the silent auction items.

Author Nancy E. Lynch (left) was introduced by Library Board President Rose Adams and spoke about her book, “Vietnam Mailbag, Voices from the War 1968-1972.”

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Coffee with Danny Short

By Anne Nesbitt “Doing more with less” are the words used by Anna Norman, director of the Delaware Division of Libraries, when explaining the existence of the Floating Collection in the 46 participating libraries in the division. Norman states that this system was started during the Great Depression when local libraries were short of funds. The state sent a specified number of books to each local library for its Floating Collection. In the final analysis, these books belong to the Delaware Division of Libraries instead of a particular library. The Seaford Library and Cultural Center is proud to call attention to its Floating Collection. It is located next to

The Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for a five (5) year term appointment to begin July 1. The Board oversees the library as representatives of the community, determines and sets up policies to govern operations, develops and oversees the budget, and actively supports legislation. Applicants must be residents of the Seaford School District and are expected to be patrons in good standing. Persons with a background or skills in any or all areas of human resources, finance, even planning or legal are encouraged to apply. The appointment will be made by the Resident Judge of Superior Court of Sussex County. Interested parties should contact the library in person for an application. Deadline for applications is May 28.

the new books display on the south wall of the adult section. Approximately 50 books are included covering a multitude of subjects. Some are literary classics. Some cover information on air and space, some in the medical field. Even books on parenting are there. The unique feature of this collection is that if one of the books is checked out in Seaford, it can be returned to any library in the State System and it then remains there. Interestingly enough, the practice seems to balance itself out with about the same number of Floating Collection books at each library remaining constant even though the books may be returned to and kept at any library in the system.

State Rep. Danny Short’s monthly coffee is this Friday at 8 a.m. at Pizza King restaurant, Stein Highway, Seaford. Short will not hold coffees in July and August.

Reagan recognized by Re/Max

Scott Reagan with Re/Max Eastern Shore ranked 14th among the Top 25 Individual Sales Associates in the Pennsylvania and Delaware Region in March. Reagan has been working in the real estate industry for over 24 years and has extensive experience in commercial, residential and farms. He supports Delta Waterfowl, Ducks Unlimited and Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club of Delaware swim team. He is a member of NAA, NAR-DAR and the Delaware Auctioneers Association. He volunteers auction services for various fundraisers. To reach Reagan, call 228-7355.


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Operation We Care takes place twice a year, centered around Armed Forces Day and Veterans Day.

Operation We Care helps our soldiers Delmarva reached out recently and gave the equivalent of a warm hug to our residents who are away serving our country. Operation We Care, a project spearheaded by the Eastern Shore HOG Chapter, packed up 226 care packages to be sent to area military personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. More than 80 volunteers - many of them family members of loved ones either currently or formerly on the mailing list, filled Powellville’s Fire Hall to carefully pack donations collected from Easton, Md. to Chincoteague, Va. and all points in between. Collection points such as Minuteman Press in Salisbury, Md., Harley-Davidson of Ocean City, Md., Mr. Baldy’s Restaurant in Chincoteague, Va., Maggie’s of Snow Hill, Md. and Clear Channel Communications in Salisbury funneled the support from Delmarva to the volunteers who stuffed boxes with thanks, love and goodies from home. Working through the Ocean City Post Office on 71st Street, the more than 200 packages will be shipped halfway around the world using the USPS’s flat-rate military boxes at $12.50 each. All monetary donations to Operation We Care are spent on shipping costs. Donations come from private individuals, family members and civic groups such as the Ocean City Lodge 10 of the Fraternal Order of Police. The FOP, many of whom are veterans, donated $2,400 to help get the boxes to the men and women in the field. Each package contained at least one box of Girl Scout cookies, donated by the Chesapeake Bay Girl Scout Council. Members of Troop 688 decorated all 226 boxes with hand-drawn artwork and messages of support before they were packed. Operation We Care takes place twice a year, centered around Armed Forces Day and Veterans Day. All focus now turns to the Nov. 14th ‘packing party’ which will get more packages to the troops in time for the holidays. A list of suggested donations is available at and

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days a week. At least when the library was here we had a reprieve on Sundays when the library was closed. The Salvation Army is trying to get the variance approved under the guise of a church, which we all know will be less of a church and more for people not living in our neighborhood. Most of the people this is intended to help will have to be bused in. Once again we will have parking issues, increased foot traffic, a rise in crime, delivery trucks and vans coming and going, and attract a lot of undesirables and much more. There is no benefit to our neighborhood. Also, as a neighborhood we are all concerned about devalued property. My neighbor has done research and uncovered 25 plus other properties the Salvation Army can review that are not in a middle class residential neighborhood. They are in a commercial setting. If you are against this and/or are interested in more detailed information, call 302-841-3525. The hearing will be held at Seaford City Hall on Wednesday, June 2, at the inconvenient time of noon. Please plan on attending.

donations are accepted year-round. If you know a local member of our military who is deployed or is soon to be deployed, contact Jeff Merritt, coordinator of Operation We Care, at 410-713-8940 or


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As a resident of Porter Street, you would think I was lucky to live just two doors from the library when it was open. Not true. Unfortunately, as a neighborhood, we had many problems and issues resulting from the volume and caliber of people using the library. Issues included: Increased crime; group loitering after hours; loud cursing and swearing; illegal actions in the courtyard bushes; street parking problems; blocked driveways; increased traffic; large volume of foot traffic; excessive littering; graffiti; disrespect for our properties; and aggressive teenagers ringing doorbells asking for money. In November, we finally got our neighborhood back only to be informed by the city that the Salvation Army wants a variance to open an outreach center. On the surface it sounds wonderful and we are all in support of the Salvation Army’s efforts. Now, here’s the negative side regarding this issue - this is a middle class residential neighborhood and we don’t have a need for an outreach center in this neighborhood that will include a crisis relief counseling center, food pantry, child care, church programs, youth groups, adult fellowship, education programs and be open seven

CarolBeth Lambert What folly is this? A foreign president stands in our nation’s capitol and declares that one of our sovereign states is committing racial profiling against HIS people by creating a “new” law (one less strident than both the current federal law and the Constitution) and our president agrees with him while members of Congress stand up and cheer. Is this a Hollywood movie? It is worth noting that in this foreign presidents’ country (Mexico) being illegal is a felony with mandatory jail time, while in our country it is a misdemeanor. At the base of President Calderones’ agenda is protection of the $1 billion a year revenue stream flowing into Mexico from the employment of illegal immigrants in the U.S. Why doesn’t our federal government get this? Every other civilized country in the world does. On the same day, mothers of three U.S. youths, “who accidently stumbled” across the Iranian border nearly a year ago, were granted the right to see them for the first time. They were required to do so dressed in burquas. Nary a word was said of this. Who, I ask, are these people that we elected to represent us, that they do not understand, respect and recognize private property, boundaries and borders? Ask reporters Lisa Ling and Euna Lee (who worked for Al Gore) if they learned these

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concepts when they “accidently” crossed into North Korea last year. Our founding fathers cherished property ownership and believed that securing our national borders (our private property in the utmost) was a primary concern. Every United States elected official takes an oath of office, promising to do just one thing protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Job number one is securing our national borders. In this respect, both the Federal Government and the Supreme Court (see Kelo vs. Connecticut regarding eminent domain) have failed the American people mightily. The Department of Homeland Security now insists it is necessary to “take” five acres of a Vermont Dairy owners’ property to construct a new border crossing operation (between the U.S. and Canada). They state the current one is “dilapidated” and doing so, will “strengthen national security and further the goals of the national recovery act.” They have offered the farmer $39,500 for his five acres of land or will use eminent domain to obtain the property. This is a crossing that presently sees approximately 40 vehicles a day. Am I to believe that we are more concerned about Canadian illegal entry? I don’t see our president pandering to the Canadian president. Just how ridiculous will we get with this issue? Amnesty has been tried before. To do it now would cause the U.S. to incur a major financial drain, deeming as eligible some 12-15 million individuals for every entitlement program we offer, outweighing any estimated benefits. There must be a legal path to citizenship, including fines and penalties. Military service for those able and willing to commit could be beneficial both ways. I am not faulting only this administration but they have taken hypocrisy to new heights. Several things can and should be done to rectify this situation. First, secure and fortify the borders. Stop the flow. Second, enforce fines and penalties for failure to comply. Third, repeal the fourteenth amendment. Anyone who has read and understands the “birthright citizenship” amendment knows it was never created for illegal aliens. These are common sense solutions. Please speak up and speak out. Use your vote wisely in November. “Hope and change” need to be preceded with the words “intelligent and informed.” Penny L. Atkins Seaford

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Final Word

Threat to our way of life is national debt By Shaun Rieley

On Memorial Day, Americans remember those who have paid the ultimate price for freedom. Through the years there have been many enemies who wanted to destroy the great experiment known as the United States of America. But today there lurks a new kind of enemy. This enemy does not carry guns or bombs. It is a silent killer of nations. This enemy is debt. As debt has enslaved many individuals, it also causes nations to lose control of their destiny. Our national debt is out of control and is growing every day, further threatening to destroy the country that veterans like myself have served, and for which many have made the ultimate sacrifice. Are we going to stand by and let the entrenched powers in Washington spend away the nation that these men and woman have sacrificed so much for? Have we defeated imperialism, Nazism, and Communism, and do we continue to fight terrorism only to succumb to the crushing weight of debt? This Memorial Day, I am supporting Glen Urquhart for congress. By doing so, I remain in the fight for my country which began on the battlefields of Iraq, and continues on the battlefield of the political arena. As sure as Islamic terrorism threatens to destroy our country from the outside, debt can, and will, erode our sovereignty and lead to collapse from within, rendering the sacrifice of those we honor on Memorial Day in vain. Glen Urquhart understands this, and will work to reduce the national debt, shrink the size of government, cut taxes, and like our brave veterans, defend liberty for all Americans. Glen Urquhart is a candidate for the United States House of Representatives. A business entrepreneur who lives in Rehoboth Beach, Glen is a Reagan Republican who leads from a core of traditional family values, and a love for his country. I encourage all who wish to honor the sacrifices of our veterans and fight for a bright future for our country to consider

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joining me in supporting Glen Urquhart for Congress. For more information on Glen Urquhart go to www.Glen4Liberty. com. Shaun Rieley. SPC, D Co. 175th Infantry Regiment, 58th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, served in Iraq in 2007-2008. His hometown is Millsboro.

Vital Stats

Federal Debt as of May 24, 2010 at 10:48 p.m. $13,000,974,428,427 Population of United States 308,435,967 Each citizen’s share of debt $42,151 The average citizen’s share of debt increased $193 in the past seven days. The debt increased by more than $61 billion and the population increased by 42,343. Source:

How much do you owe?

The national debt is now more than $13 trillion. How much is your share? The website calculates the debt per taxpayer is now $117,983. Say there are two taxpayers per household. That means each household owes $235,966. How would you pay this back? A second mortgage? A 30-year mortgage on $235,966 at 5 percent interest would make payments $1,267 a month. Of course that would be on top of your first mortgage payment. Add the two together and you see the enormity of the debt problem. And it’s not getting better. The spending is not slowing down. Bryant Richardson Publisher

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