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SEAfORD hERITAGE WEEKEND - Raleigh Patterson stands with the help of her grandfather James Brownlee, Seaford. Both are dressed in Civil War-period costumes. Additional photos and story on page 41. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

MEMORIAL DAY - Seaford American Legion Post 6 2nd Vice Commander Charles michael plays taps at the memorial Day ceremonies. Additional photos and story on page 43. Photo by Bryant Richardson

News UPGRADE - DelDOT dedicates Bridgeville’s $14.6 million intersection upgrade. Page 3 BUSINESS - Just like the mannequin in her store window, Edith O’Day keeps going. Page 4 UPS AND DOWNS - The Woodland ferry is down and a steeple is going up. Page 5 OPPORTUNITY - A business provides a significant opportunity for local municipalities. Page 8 PAY IT BACK - Alan B. Levin, secretary for the DEDO, asks graduates to “pay it back.” Page 9 BUDGET - County leaders unveiled a $128 million budget that holds the line on taxes. Page 23 POLICE - Deaths in Bridgeville and Seaford are under investigation by the State Police. Page 42 PROTEST - Woodbridge Elementary teachers leave their classrooms to protest. Page 44 RALLY - A local duo is set to race in the Bullrun Rally this summer. Page 45

Sports MARAThON GAME - The Sussex Tech varsity softball team won its state tournament home game in extra innings last weekend. Page 25 SOCCER BANqUET - The Seaford soccer program held its annual banquet recently. See photos on page 25. STARS - A baseball player and a softball player are this Seaford’s Stars of the Week. Page 27

Index Auto Alley 36-37 Business 6 Bulletin Board 16-18 Church 20 Classifieds 32-34 Education 12-15 Entertainment 35 Final Word 47 Frank Calio 39 Gourmet 38 Health 10-11

Seaford Council overturns decision for charter change By Lynn R. Parks



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In front of a standing-room-only crowd Tuesday night, the Seaford City Council voted to overturn an earlier vote that would have given the council the power to approve or deny requests for annexation into the city. The city’s charter, which provides that annexations are decided by public referendum, will remain as it is. The unanimous vote was cast without discussion. Following the vote, the audience burst into applause. Before the vote, city manager Dolores Slatcher read a statement from the five council members. “The council has heard its citizens and will act accordingly,” the statement said. In the statement, the council apologized for “confusion and misunderstanding” caused by the earlier vote and by the fact that council members did not make “a statement to convey

why they wanted to annex lands.” The vote two weeks ago to change the city’s charter followed a public hearing at which a dozen people spoke out against the proposed change. Nearly all of them were from the Hearns Pond area, an area that is outside of the city limits and where land has been proposed for annexation into the city. Twice, in September 2006 and again in April 2008, voters in Seaford rejected that annexation. Following the council vote, Mayor Ed Butler said that the two failed annexation referendums had nothing to do with the city’s desire to change the annexation procedure. The change was just a matter of cost, he said; each annexation referendum costs the city about $1,000. City attorney James Fuqua, who spoke at Tuesday night’s council meeting, also made reference to the cost of referendums as a reason for the char-

ter change. Whether or not to annex land is “a decision the council should be able to make,” he added. Council members “have been elected by the citizens to act in the best interests of the town.” But the statement read by Slatcher Tuesday night said nothing about costs to the city or about the council’s right to act on behalf of the citizens of Seaford. It also said nothing about why the city council wanted to change the annexation procedure. “Never was it the intention to disenfranchise the rights of the citizenry…or was it even thought [that] this charter change would invoke such thoughts,” it said. Instead, the statement focused on the importance of annexations. “The council understands that without successful past annexations by past generations, the city would not have the businesses and subdivisions it now Continued to page five

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Construction completed on Route 404 By Lynn R. Parks

Just in time for Memorial Day traffic, the longdelayed construction project at the intersection of U.S. 13 and U.S. 404 in Bridgeville is completed. Delaware’s Secretary of Transportation Carolann Wicks told a small gathering last Thursday at the Delaware State Police Troop 5 headquarters on U.S. 13 that the project will make the intersection safer. On average, “32,000 cars go through this intersection a day,” she said. “Our hope is that we lessen or even eliminate crashes here.” Cost for the project was $14.6 million, $1.2 million less than what was budgeted. Contractor was Mumford and Miller Concrete Inc., DelDOT’s Carolann Bear. Work on the intersection Wicks talks during the ceremony at U.S. started in June 2007. The 13 and U.S. 404. intersection was identified by the state as a high-accident area in 1998 and again in 2001. Wicks said that the awkward angle at which 404 crossed 13 made the intersection unsafe. Now, 404 crosses 13 at a 90-degree angle. Also, new service roads mean easier access to businesses in the area. William Jefferson, president of the Bridgeville Commission, said that that might lead to more commerce. “This will mean more businesses coming into Bridgeville,” he said. Wicks said that this project was part of DelDOT’s push to improve safety along U.S. 13, and to restore the highway to its original intention as a regional road, putting local traffic on access roads. The state’s Corridor Capacity Preservation Program improves local streets, constructs service roads and limit new access to the highway in rural areas. The project was also completed at a time when “costs are up and revenue is down,” Wicks said. “We are all challenged to do the best we can,” she added. “We are using existing infrastructure whenever we can as well as creative designs to accomplish what we want.” Even as Wicks spoke, workers were clearing away “Road Closed” signs and running street sweepers over new pavement. And commission President Jefferson urged DelDOT to add one more task to the project before it is declared complete. Antique Alley and the Rifle Range Road, both of which were used for detours during the construction project, are in pretty bad shape, he said. “With all the traffic they had to endure, they need to be repaved,” he added.



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MORNING STAR • MAy 28 - JuNe 3, 2009

Seaford bicycle shop’s owner reflects on business By Lynn R. Parks Just like the mannequin on a stationary bicycle in her store window, Edith O’Day keeps going. Since 1988, the mannequin, in red sweatpants and a dark green sweatshirt, has pedaled nonstop more than 524,000 miles, enough to go around the Earth 21 times. And since the death of her husband, Jackson, in September 2007, Edith O’Day has kept open the store that was his dream. “This was Jack’s pride and joy,” said Edith, standing behind the counter at Seaford Cycling and Schwinn Fitness on Stein Highway in Seaford. “Even when he was ill, he would come in and do what he could.” That doesn’t mean that Edith, who is 69, isn’t interested in selling the store, which she and Jack opened in 1981. “I have two goals,” she said. “First is to find someone who will buy the store and keep it as a bike store, somebody who is really into bike mechanics and who could keep it going and make it lucrative. Second is to go home and be a grandma. I am ready to retire.” Edith has four grandchildren, ages 3 to 13, the offspring of her daughter, Dawn Allen, who lives in Seaford. She also has a son, Mark, who lives in Seaford and who helps her in the store. In fact, said Edith, in the five months between Jack’s diagnosis with pancreatic cancer and his death, Mark practically ran the store. Bike mechanic Don Roe also helps out in the store. “Bikes were a hobby for me and I got to know Jack real well,” said Roe. “About five years ago, I told him that I could help him out a bit and I’ve been here ever since.” Edith said that Jack, who taught computer classes at Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown, decided that he wanted to own a bike store shortly after he refurbished a 1950 Schwinn Black Phantom bicycle that he had gotten when he was 10. That bike, with built-in lights and much heavier than any bicycle that is on the market today, sits in the shop’s back room, its chrome gleaming much as it must have when it was new. After Jack fixed up that old Schwinn, he and Edith started looking at empty lots around town, thinking that they would build a store. Then one day, as they drove down Stein Highway, Edith noticed that the old Hopkins Pharmacy store was for sale. “We called Mr. Hopkins and it turned out that we could afford it,” she said. Edith, who had just given up teaching, worked in the store full-time. Jack worked

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MORNING STAR • MAy 28 - juNe 3, 2009

Stoplight will be removed at Invista plant Another sign of smaller workforce at nylon plant By Lynn R. Parks In yet another sign of the diminished workforce at the Invista nylon plant near Seaford, the stoplight that has hung for four decades at the main entrance to the plant will be taken down.

Mark Luszcz, assistant chief traffic engineer for the Delaware Department of Transportation, told the Seaford City Council Tuesday night that traffic at the intersection of Woodland Road and Sussex Avenue no longer warrants a stoplight. The light was put in when employees at the plant numbered in the thousands; the workforce there now is about 100. The aged light “is falling apart,” Luszcz said. “We took a look at the intersection and you really don’t need a traffic signal there anymore.” Stop signs will be put in on Sussex Av-

City Council reverses decision Continued from page one

has,” the statement said. “The tax base would be substantially smaller and only the few would be sharing in the cost. The community would not have the restaurants, shopping opportunities, medical facilities, motels and many other amenities that are enjoyed today.” It challenged city residents to look to the past for guidance for the future. “The question we as city residents should all be asking ourselves is why we believe our ancestors were so wrong in growing the city,” it said. And it presented the DuPont Co.’s nylon plant, even though that plant is outside of the city limits, as evidence of forwardthinking decisions by past town leaders.

enue and at the Invista plant exit. A flashing light will remain at the intersection for about six months. “The old light goes into malfunction mode frequently and just flashes red and yellow,” Luszcz told the council. “And when we fix it, we always get complaints saying, ‘Why didn’t you leave it the way it was?’” Luszcz added that if traffic at the intersection picks up in the future, a light can be reinstalled. At that point, developers in the area would help with the costs.

“They took a real chance in allowing an industrial plant to be built on the borders of the community,” the statement says. “[That] profoundly changed us forever.” Wednesday morning, Susan Messick, one of the Hearns Pond residents who spoke at the public hearing, said that she was pleased by the vote. “The city council did listen to the people and responded accordingly,” she said. She also said that the vote should empower citizens of Seaford to participate in city government. “I think that this proves to those who have been afraid to speak out in the past that their voice does count,” she said. “The biggest enemy to the citizens of Seaford is apathy. And I think that this sparked their interest.”

Pizza King takes over sports complex concession stand

Pizza King, with restaurants in Seaford and Laurel, is taking over operations at the concession stand in the city of Seaford’s sports complex. The stand was operated by the Sussex County Sports Foundation, which recently terminated its lease agreement with the city. A ribbon cutting for PK in the Park will be Thursday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m. The city will operate programs on the three fields that were leased by the sports foundation. That includes the family soccer league that plays there every Sunday.

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Woodland Ferry down

Just when area residents were beginning to gain some confidence in the stability of the Woodland Ferry, mechanical difficulties have once again forced it to shut down. The problem occurred Tuesday and as of early Wednesday the ferry was still not in operation. No estimate of when the ferry will be back in operation. It could be days or weeks.

Church steeple going up

Bev Vollmer, chairman of the Trustees for Mt. Olivet Church on High Street in Seaford, announces that the church steeple, which has been renovated, will be reinstalled on Monday, June 1. Vollmer said that area of High Street in front of the church will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to about noon as a crane lifts the steeple and it is secured. Extensive repairs to the steeple have been completed. The steeple currently sits in the parking lot at Mt. Olivet Church where repairs were made.

Police Department open house

The Seaford Police Department will hold an open house at its recently expanded department building Sunday, June 7, from 3 to 6 p.m. Visitors will be able to see the updated equipment at the department and the city’s 911 center, also located in the building. The building is on Virginia Avenue, across from Seaford High School.


MORNING STAR • MAy 28 - JUNE 3, 2009

Business Blades named top agent

From left in the back row are Chamber Office Manager, Norma Elliott; Town Coucilman, Charlie Koskey; County Councilman, Mike Vincent; Town Councilman, Brian Pettyjohn; State Rep., Dave Wilson; and “Arnold the Pig” (Red Barn co-owner, Keith Lankford). From left in the front row are County Councilman, Sam Wilson; Chamber Exec. Dir., Karen Duffield; Red Barn friends and family, Pastor Huffman and Roberta Walker; Red Barn co-owner, Dawn Lankford; sons, Kody and Keith Lankford; Chamber Membership chair, Helen Kruger; and Red Barn employee, Nancy Workman.

Red Barn Country Store re-opens The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Friday, May 15 to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Red Barn Country Store located on Route 404 outside of Georgetown. Owners, Keith and Dawn Lankford purchased the 120-year-old barn and property

and opened the Red Barn Country Store in 2003. New, expanded hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. or visit

Beverly B. Blades, Realtor with Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc. in Seaford, has been named 2008 top listing producer at a recent sales meeting at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. She was also recognized as the top quarterly sales agent for January-March 2009. Blades has been an Blades agent for 29 years and has been associated with Callaway, Farnell and Moore for the past 22 years, where she has been a top listing and sales agent and has consistently set new records in Western Sussex County. Blades lives on the Woodland Ferry Road with her husband, Ted, who is also a licensed Realtor. She has a Bachelor’ Degree from Salisbury State University and a Master’s of Education Degree from the University of Montana. She taught school

for 14 years in the Seaford School District, and she is a certified interior decorator. As part of the Advisory Council of the Salvation Army, she is active in the Christmas stocking drive in Western Sussex County. She is a member of St. John’s Methodist Church and is a past Fleet Captain for the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. She has been a local 4-H leader, a past president of the Seaford Historical Society, and performs a monthly musical program for the residents at the Genesis Health Care in Seaford. She is a board member of the Morning Star Publications and the Sussex County Animal Association. Blades ahs been a member of the Board of Directors at Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc. for the past 20 years. She is a member of the Sussex County Association of Realtors, the Delaware Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She was awarded a tribute from the Delaware House of Representatives for her outstanding performance as a Realtor and for her contribution to the real estate industry.

LEWIS HONORED - John W. Lewis, of Selbyville, was recently honored by the Delaware Credit Union League as the 2008 “Outstanding Credit Union Volunteer” in Delaware. He was joined in this honor by Anthony A. Casarino Sr., at the Delaware Credit Union League’s annual meeting on May 2 in Ocean City, Md. Lewis has served 26 years on the board, 24 years as board chairman, at Sussex County Federal Credit Union. He retired from the DuPont Company after more than 40 years of service. His wife Winnie was also recognized for her support.

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MORNING STAR • MAy 28 - JuNe 3, 2009

Laurel business hopes to help towns save money By Tony E. Windsor

A Laurel business plans to diversify its operation and provide what it hopes is a very significant opportunity for local municipalities and the environment. For the past 20 years, Yoder Overhead Doors has been operating in western Sussex County. Eight years ago, Phil Bear and his brothers, Dave and Jonathon purchased the business from owner Leon Yoder, of Laurel. Another brother, Sonny Bear also works at the business as a technician. Phil Bear says Yoder Overhead Doors will continue its tradition of service in Laurel, but now the business is about to grow. Bear said a second business, Precision Manhole Repairs, is making its debut and he sees it as a great opportunity not only for Delaware, but also for the Delmarva Peninsula. There is no way to deny that Bear’s overhead doors business is a family affair. Not only are there four Bear brothers involved in the business, but the original owner of Yoder’s, Leon Yoder, has a sister who is married to one of the Bear brothers. Prior to coming to Laurel to take over the overhead door business, the Bear brothers were part of a family construction business, “Bear & Sons Construction, in Salisbury, Md. So, it would not be surprising to learn that “Precision Manhole Repairs,” is also part of a family recipe. Sure enough, the inventor of the technology being used for the manhole operation is Phil Bear’s wife’s cousin, Mike Crites, of Ohio. Crites, a construction contractor, is the inventor of “Mr. Manhole,” which utilizes the technology he invented. Precision Manhole Repairs is planning to address the inconvenience and safety issues surrounding deteriorating manholes throughout the area. According to Bear, the technology being used in the new business is not only “made in America,” but also enables the job of repairing and replacing a deteriorating manhole cover in a fraction of the time it would normally take. “We have seen manhole repairs taking place in the Laurel area which can tie up traffic for days; as well as leave a hole, or raised bump in the road that can cause damage to vehicles,” Bear said. “With our technology we can take a three or fourman crew in and have a manhole repaired in between an hour and an hour and a half.”

During a recent Thanksgiving family gathering in Ohio, Phil spoke at length to Crites about his new technology. It didn’t take long for Bear to be convinced that the manhole repair operation would be welcomed by municipalities in the western Sussex County area and beyond. Phil Bear traveled to Ohio with his brothers to get first hand training on manhole removal and replacement. He has met with Laurel Town Manager Bill Fasano and Public Works Supervisor Woody Vickers, to show them how the manhole repair operates. It is Bear’s plan to do a couple of manhole repairs in Laurel. He hopes to use these as demonstrations which will allow other area municipalities to see first-hand the efficiency and convenience of the manhole repair technology. “This new technology has gone over great with municipalities around the country, including California and Florida,” Bear said. “I want to make Laurel our pilot location and then grow this throughout the Delmarva Peninsula.” In addition to addressing the uneven road bumps that are created by the deteriorating roadways surrounding existing manholes, Bear said this technology also takes care of sealing out any potential rainwater that can leak around the deteriorating rim of the manhole cover and chimney section. This dual problem is known as “bump and leak” and Bear says this is a costly problem for municipalities. “When the concrete and asphalt begin to crumble because of weather and the weight of vehicles, the sides of the manhole begin to leak,” Bear said. “This leaking causes thousands of gallons of storm water to be sent down the manhole and out to the treatment plant. This can also flood the system and push water out to nearby streams and rivers. Having to overload the treatment plant process is very costly and unnecessary to the town.” The new technology allows Precision Manhole Repairs crews to quickly cut out the deteriorating manhole chimney and replace it with a new structurally sound, water-tight assembly. There is a patented “speed plate” tool that is adjustable and fits most manhole frames. The speed plate serves as a centering device for the cutter/extractor that will be used to cut through the road and pull


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Yoder Overhead Doors owner and manager, Phil Bear, shows off a piece of equipment he will be using in his family’s new business venture, Precision Manhole Repairs. The tool is a special patented speed plate used to center a special cutter that will remove and replace manhole frames. Photo by Tony Windsor

out the existing manhole frame. The cutter/ extractor is a 900-pound dry cut machine for asphalt and concrete. The teeth of the unit are replaceable carbide and good for between 100 and 200 road cuts. The cutter can remove most manhole frames in less than 10 minutes. Once removed the frame can be replaced, or simply cleaned and re-used. The process for repairing the chimney section of the manhole utilizes a new insert liner that is placed on the manhole cone. A special urethane sealant is placed on the liner prior to its insertion. A water-activated strip is also placed at the joint connection of the liner and cone. This will insure that when water leaks through the manhole cover, it will activate the strip and cause it to expand, com-

pletely sealing the chimney assembly and keeping out the additional water. The special cutter will cut the liner insert to the appropriate slope and height, allowing the frame to be re-installed. Epoxycoated rebar is placed around the liner and ready-mix concrete poured to road level, eliminating the bump, as well as any leakage. Bear said the work is guaranteed for 20 years. He said within three years the repair will pay for itself through cost savings to the town. “That means the municipality will have 17 years of clear profit from the savings this product has delivered,” he said. For more information about Precision Manhole Repairs, call Phil Bear at 302875-0663.

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Delaware Tech grads encouraged to ‘pay it back’ During the 41st commencement ceremony at Delaware Technical & Community College on May 12, The Honorable Alan B. Levin, cabinet secretary for the Delaware Economic Development Office, asked the graduates to remember to “pay it back” as education is a gift that is meant to be shared. Sussex County member of the college’s Board of Trustees Louis F. Owens, Jr., M.D., conferred 830 academic awards upon the 2009 graduating class; of that number, 410 were associate degrees, 266 were one-year diplomas, and 153 were academic certificates. Secretary Levin began his comments with congratulations and a compliment to Delaware Tech stating, “No school better prepares students for the real world.” As the former president, CEO and majority owner of Happy Harry’s — the tenth largest drugstore chain in the United States before it was acquired by the Walgreen Company — his remarks were tothe-point and practical. He advised the students to let their education begin, not end, that day because success is about preparation — current skills may be obsolete in a few years so continuing to learn is an essential element of success. As a highlight of his address, Secretary Levin stated that individuals who succeed share three traits: they make decisions with their head and their heart; they learn and lead with resilience; and they show up 10 minutes early. This year, 211 students graduated with academic honors: 12 students with a 4.0 grade point average and Summa Cum Laude; 46 students Summa Cum Laude; 87 students Magna Cum Laude; and 66 students Cum Laude. A statistical overview of the graduating class reveals: the average age is 30; 65 percent are female; 78 percent are from Sussex County; the city of Seaford has the highest number of graduates; and 42 percent were enrolled in health-related programs.

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MORNING STAR • MAy 28 - JuNe 3, 2009

Health New SPECT scans study brain function instead of the structure By Dr. Anthony Policastro I have had a number of parents come and ask me about SPECT scans. The acronym stands for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography. It is a brain imaging study that uses radioactive tracers to study brain function. Most other scans like CT and MRI pay more attention to brain structure. SPECT scans are still relatively new. There are some things that have been studied enough to have these scans be useful in diagnosis. These include things like Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, seizure disorders, stroke, traumatic brain injury and brain poisons such as carbon monoxide or substance abuse. Physicians may find the information from SPECT scans useful in these disorders. The information is then used with

other tests to determine the location and common. The first is that making a diagdegree of problems. nosis right now is difficult. We usually Recently, there have been further studhave to use a lot of information from the ies suggesting that SPECT might be useful history to make the diagnosis. The second in other disorders in the future. Most of is that there is not a clear cut test that will these studies are still exmake the diagnosis. perimental, which means Therefore, many Since SPECT we do not have enough people with these disorscans are relatively ders are looking for a test of them done to be able to get all the information that can make the diaginexpensive to set we need. nosis. Unfortunately, at Over the next few up, they are easy to the present time, we can years we will have that do little more than say arrange. information. At that when a test looks normal point, SPECT scans will or not. An abnormal test become much more useful might mean different things. for newer disorders such as ADHD, bipoAfter we gather more information, then lar disorder, depression, anxiety, Obsessive we will have more of an understanding Compulsive Disorder, learning disorders of just which findings mean what. In the and autism. meantime, any information from such tests These disorders all have two things in is still useful but not conclusive.

There are some individuals with a clear cut diagnosis. For that reason, the SPECT scan provided little additional information. In patients with an unclear diagnosis, the SPECT scan may be helpful. Even then it has to be used with other available information. Since SPECT scans are relatively inexpensive to set up, they are easy to arrange. The people that do them outside of the research setting will often indicate that they are a lot more accurate than is really the case. There are a lot of stories of people with one diagnosis and a SPECT scan suggested the diagnosis was wrong. However, those are the exceptions rather than the rule. In most cases, the use of SPECT scan adds little to the clinical picture. That will all change in the future.

chase and use such technology. “These devices will improve survival rates for our patients while improving the safety of our public safety workers,” said Sussex County EMS Director Glenn Luedtke. “The CPR-assist devices perform mechanical chest compressions that take the place of manual CPR. American Heart Association research has demonstrated that patients who suffer cardiac arrests have shown better survival rates when these devices have been used in place of manual CPR.”

in decreased efficiency and lost time. The total cost of the project is approximately $167,000, with Sussex County funding a little more than $90,000. The balance will be made up with funds from the State of Delaware. The new devices could be in use later this summer.

Sussex County EMS to purchase 11 new automatic CPR devices Thanks to a Sussex County Council decision on Tuesday, May 19, 11 cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) assist devices will be purchased for all primary Paramedic Response Units in the county. The devices automatically perform CPR chest compressions on patients, enabling paramedics, EMTs and firefighters in moving ambulances to remain safely buckled in their seats and focused on other aspects of patient care. The purchase makes Sussex County EMS the first agency in Delaware to pur-

Nanticoke’s Chief Nursing Officer, Penny Short, RN, BSN (left), and Nancy Oyerly, RN, (right), Nanticoke’s OB director, present Trudy Nagel Bramble, RN, BSN, with a “Nurse of the Year” gift.

Bramble is the Nurse of the Year Trudy Nagel Bramble, RN, BSN was named “Nurse of the Year” by her Nanticoke Memorial Hospital peers for best representing the hospital’s motto of “Always Caring. Always Here.” Trudy started her nursing career as a licensed practical nurse in 1976. She continued her education graduating in 1985

with her registered nursing degree from Wor-Wic Community College. She then obtained her BSN from Wilmington College and joined Nanticoke’s Obstetric Unit in 1997. Trudy has been an OB specialty nurse for over 32 years and has her certification in Inpatient Obstetrics.

The American Heart Association also has shown through its research that most people cannot perform CPR effectively after one or two minutes, due mostly to fatigue. That often forces acute-care providers to routinely switch positions when performing manual CPR, which could result

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Health Briefs Look Good...Feel Better

Women undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer can now receive free professional help to cosmetically disguise the appearance-related side effects of their treatments. Look Good...Feel Better, a program developed by the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the National Cosmetology Association, trains volunteer cosmetologists to help women with cancer, conceal loss of hair, skin problems and other side effects that can result from cancer therapy. The next program will be hosted by the Cancer Care Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Monday, June 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cancer Care Center’s 2nd floor conference room. The program is free to all patients in active cancer treatment. Registration is required, and space is limited. To register, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Care Center at 629-6611, ext. 2588.

Cancer Support Group

The Wellness Community-Delaware offers a General Cancer Support Group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones. The free monthly support group meets in the Second Floor Conference Room of the Cancer Care Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford on the third

Monday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The Wellness Community-Delaware 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. For more information and to register, call 645-9150.

Depression Support Group

There will be 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 Life Matters Counseling and Consulting at 302-465-6612.

allow for networking. Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is not required and there is no charge to participate. For more information, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 302-629-6611, ext. 8626.

NMH offers diabetes education

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a four-session diabetes education program beginning June 3 and continuing June 10, 17 and 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the hospital. The cost of the four-session program may be reimbursable by insurance. This program includes weekly education sessions and individualized meal planning for diabetes self-management. The goal is to give participants the self-management skills necessary to control their diabetes. Family members/ significant others are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required. To register

and to obtain additional information regarding the course, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Education department at 629-6611, ext. 2446.

Volunteers needed

The Delaware Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society needs volunteers to help with their spring fundraising event Twilight at Baywood Greens on Friday, May 29 in Long Neck. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event from 4 to 8 p.m. and may choose from a range of activities, including registering event participants, supporting participants at rest stops, distributing t-shirts, loading and unloading supplies, setting up refreshments, and cheerleading at the finish line. For more information, contact Jenna Wagner at 302-655-5610 or email jenna.

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Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s next Stroke Support Group meeting is Thursday, June 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the hospital’s second floor Cancer Care Center Conference Room. The support group is designed for individuals who have survived a stroke as well as their families and caregivers. The two-hour support group meetings will consist of guest speakers and breakaway sessions, in which caregivers and stroke survivors will meet in two groups to discuss concerns, provide support and

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MORNING STAR • MAY 28 - JUNE 3, 2009

Education Del Tech recognizes outstanding students

Horsey Family Celebrity GolF tournament - Bob Horsey of the Horsey Youth Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to Tony Rubino of Laurel and Aubraa Jernigan of Seaford at the Horsey Family Celebrity Golf Tournament Banquet at Heritage Shores on May 21. Horsey’s Foundation Funds are used to further youth sports and education. Photo by Pat Murphy.

Tom Matte and Willie Richardson, two famous Colts of the original organization, were attendees at the banquet and gave out a lot of autographs. There were 25 or more personalities from professional sports at the banquet including Brooks Robinson and Delaware’s own Rich Gannon. Photo by Pat Murphy.

On May 6, Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus held its 29th annual Student Awards Program. An Outstanding Student Award is presented each year to one student from each degree or diploma curriculum. The selections for these awards are based on academic excellence, relationships with peers and staff, and other campus/community service contributions. Other presentations during the program were the Andre Higgins Alumni Graduation Award, given to a graduating student who has distinguished him/herself while pursuing an academic career; the Bernard Luterancik Engineering Award, given to an outstanding student in the architectural engineering technology; and special recognition of a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society student and a member of the 2009 All-Delaware Academic Team. The recipients of the 2009 Outstanding Student Awards are: Business Technologies Degree Business Administration Technology/ Accounting – Oana Turton, Rehoboth Beach; Business Administration Technology/Business/General – Josh Mosley, Laurel; Business Administration Technology/Management & Marketing – Ryan McCahill, Frankford; Business Administration Technology/Management Info Systems – Anthony Gama, Seaford; Computer Information Systems Technology – Alexey Ivlev, Ocean City, Md.; Computer Information Systems Technology/Microcomputers & Networking – Edward S. Hall, Rehoboth Beach; Entrepreneurship Technology – Kevin B. Justice, Seaford; Office Administration Technology – Jessica West, Seaford; Office Administration Technology/Office Software Specialist – Surjkant Singh, Millsboro; Applied Agriculture Technology/Landscape/Ornamental Horticulture – Michael F. O’Connor, Wilmington Engineering Technologies Degree Architectural Engineering Technology – Begona Blasco-Puente, Georgetown; Civil Engineering Technology – Nik Patel, Dover; Construction Management Technology – Elena Dadukova, Lewes; Design Engineering Technology – Lang Tran, Milford; Engineering Drafting Technology – Sheryl Hartman, Lincoln;

Electronics Engineering Technology – Michael Bender, Millsboro Engineering Technology – Diploma Electronics Engineering Technology/Microcomputer Systems Service and Repair Studies – Stephen Lankford, Seaford Allied Health – Degree - Biotechnology - Mollee Crampton, Magnolia; Medical Assistant – Lewdgy Aurele, Seaford; Medical Laboratory Technology – Ciara Consala, Camden-Wyoming; Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology – Jera Gentile, Georgetown; Physical Therapist Assistant Program – Cynthia Parkinson, Magnolia; Radiologic Technology – Betty Crockett, Lincoln; Respiratory Care Technology – Lori Gooch, Magnolia; Veterinary Technology – Karen McHugh, Newark; Associate Degree Nursing – Dara Fitzgerald, Seaford Allied Health – Diploma - Practical Nursing – Kevin Fleming, Ocean View Industrial Education - Degree - Automotive Technology – Stephen E. Schnepel, Girdletree, Md.; Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning Technology – John Midgette, Delmar Industrial Education – Diploma Commercial Transportation – Shawn Rakes, Bridgeville Public Service – Degree - Communications – Travis D. Brown, Georgetown; Criminal Justice Technology – Frank Fitzgerald, Lewes; Human Services Technology – Amanda Gentile, Selbyville; Early Childhood Education Technology/0-K Option – Willanda Collins, Bridgeville; Education/Mathematics Secondary Education – James Sekcienski, Millsboro; Elementary Education – Kim West, Frankford Special Awards - Andre Higgins Alumni Graduation Award – Travis D. Brown, Georgetown; Bernard Luterancik Engineering Award – Delia Gott, Ocean City Special Presentation Awards - Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society – Begona Blasco-Puente, Georgetown; 2009 AllDelaware Academic Team – Michelle D. Jewell, Lincoln

McQuerry named finalist in contest Glime graduates from Virginia Tech Left, David, and right, Pat Horsey of the Horsey Youth Foundation with center, Hugh Leahy of the Delaware Community Foundation, at the Celebrity Banquet. The Foundation oversees the distribution of money from the Horsey Family Youth Foundation to 4,000 to 5,000 youngsters throughout Delaware. There is between $550,000 to $700,000 in the Fund after the Golf Classic. In excess of $120,000 is given yearly for youth sports. Photo by Pat Murphy.

The Delaware Center for the Book and the Delaware Division of Libraries have announced the winners in the Letters About Literature essay contest. Over 530 entries were received statewide. Ashelyn McQuerry of Phillis Wheatley Middle School in Bridgeville was named a finalist.

Christopher Glime of Seaford graduated from Virginia Tech during the fall commencement ceremony held on Dec. 19, 2008. Glime received a bachelor of science degree in geosciences from the College of Science.

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Fowler graduates from college

Insley Fowler of Laurel recently graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in Media & Communications from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Fowler and a graduate of Sussex Central Sr. High School.

Green course offered

The Sussex Tech Adult Division is offering a course entitled, “Your Role in the Green Environment.” The course is designed for entrylevel craft workers, homeowners, business owners, or others who want to learn about green energy efforts. Through the 15-hour training, participants will receive fundamental instruction in green environment, green construction practices, and green building rating systems. The course is endorsed by Green Advantage and recognized as beneficial to individuals planning to sit for the Green Advantage Commercial/ Residential certification exam. The course will be taught by a master instructor certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). It is scheduled for five evenings (Tuesday/ Thursday) starting July 14 on the Sussex Tech campus. Participants completing the course will receive a Sussex Tech Adult Division Certificate certifying their achievements. Companies interested in running the course exclusively for their employees should contact the Sussex Tech Adult Division. For details call 302-856-9035.

Honor society inducts members

The Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma held its spring induction ceremony on Thursday, April 2. Alpha Beta Gamma is the international business honor society for two-year colleges. Students who have completed at least 15 hours credit hours toward an associate degree and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher are eligible for membership. Dr. Patricia Susan Slaughter, a partner in CSI The Banking Group, spoke at the event. Local inducted members of the Eta Psi chapter include: Matthew Esterson, Blades; Michael Rathbone, Bridgeville; Connie Patterson, Delmar; Lindsey Brown, Federalsburg, Md.; Carolyn Haymond, Greenwood; Roberta Schreiber, Laurel; and Gino Guiliano and Amy Marvil, Seaford.

Phi Theta Kappa inducts members

The Alpha Epsilon Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus inducted 80 new members this spring. Don Cooke, Delaware/Maryland state president of the Phi Theta Kappa Middle States Region, was the keynote speaker at the event. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges. Students who have completed at least 12 hours of course work toward an associate degree and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher are eligible for membership. Area inductees include: Matthew Parker, Bethel; Martin Evans, Blades; April Alvino, Ryan Messick, Travis Milam, and Keith Perry, Bridgeville; Megumi Jones, Delmar; Holly Heiner, Matthew Jones, Amy Kouse, Kimberly Westcott, and Kathleen Yelland, Greenwood; Tyler Deusa, Meghan Eudy, Renee Farrelly, John Hitch III, Megan Kiser, and Roberta Schreiber, Laurel; Megan Dukes, Jamie Elkington, Doris Fields, Jason Gross, Amanda Merritt, Joy Stephenson, Carla Tingle, and Kyle Waugh, Seaford.

Scholarship winners

The Seaford Business & Professional Woman’s Club has chosen two students to receive their $1,000 each scholarships. The two graduating students are as follows: Kimberly Graves of Seaford High School, who will be attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., majoring in nursing. Jillian Armiger of Seaford High School, who will be attending East Stroudsburg University in Stroudsburg, Pa., majoring in hospitality and business management. The two students will be honored at the Seaford BPW meeting on Tuesday, June 16, at the Manor House in Seaford.

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Students receiving credit were, from left, front row - Paul Sisson, Georgetown; Elizabeth Marshall, Millsboro; Wendy Rogers, Milford; Jiho Jung, Millsboro; Chase Milligan, Seaford; Akash Patel, Lewes; Connor Evans, Millsboro; and Mike Mather, Seaford; back row - Jennifer Morley, Milton; Aaron Prattis, Greenwood; Margaret Lee, Bridgeville; Charinel Matos, Seaford; Ms. Massaro; Scott Bell, Seaford; Ashley Brock, Georgetown; Sara Adams, Seaford; Austin Cellini, Milford; and Ryan Swiger, Ellendale. Not pictured are Cameron Faulkner, Bridgeville; Travis Timmons, Selbyville; and Aaron Wescott, Millsboro.

Students honored for volunteering Sussex Technical High School was honored by the State Office of Volunteerism for submitting the greatest number of successful candidates to receive the Delaware Volunteer Credit. The ceremony took

place at the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Awards on April 23 at Dover Downs. Delaware Governor Jack Markell presented the Visionary Award to Sussex Tech teacher Nancy Massaro, coordinator.


MORNING STAR • MAY 28 - JUNE 3, 2009

Students compete in FFA event

From left in the first row are Lori Dalton, Mary Kay Baldwin, Nikki Miller; second row are Hollie Taylor, Mark Fisher, Chandra Philips

Baldwin named Teacher of Year The Seaford School District recently celebrated the theme, “Great teachers make great public schools” during National Teacher Appreciation Week by selecting school level teachers of the year and the district teacher of the year. The Seaford School District is proud to announce Mrs. Mary Kay Baldwin as the District Teacher of the Year for 2009/2010. Mrs. Baldwin teaches third grade at Frederick Douglass Elementary. Teachers who were nominated at the school level submitted written requirements to the school selection committee and participated in an interview. Each school level teacher of the year then submitted written requirements to the district committee and answered a variety of questions in a panel discussion. After scoring the written component and the panel discussion, three finalists were

Sussex Tech’s FFA Envirothon team placed first in the state at the recent environmental competition held at Kent County’s Big Oak Park in Smyrna. The team now qualifies to compete at the National FFA Convention in October in Indianapolis, Ind. The team consists of seniors Emily Wentworth of Georgetown and Jason Hollingsworth of Lewes, sophomore Matt King of Seaford, and senior Bradley Wharton of Laurel. The Envirothon is a team-based outdoor academic competition which challenges high school students’ knowledge and practical application of aquatic ecology, forestry, soils/land use, wildlife, special environmental topics and public speaking. Sussex Tech’s Team B placed second in the soils category, and sixth place over-

all, in the Delaware High School Envirothon competition, which was held in unison with the FFA competition. Members of the team are sophomores Casey Thomas of Seaford, Elliott MacGuire of Rehoboth, Ryan Swiger of Ellendale, Samantha Constantine of Greenwood, and Matt King. Sponsored by the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts (DACD), the Envirothon offers students monetary awards for higher education purposes and for their commendable efforts. The goal of the Delaware Envirothon is to prepare students to be future leaders in environmentally related careers. The DACD is a voluntary, non-profit association that coordinates conservation efforts statewide to focus on natural resource issues identified by Delaware’s three local districts.

selected. The finalists were visited by two observation teams. One observation team was comprised of former district level teachers of the year and the other team had district level administrators and a board member. Scores were tallied for the final winner. The school level winners were: Mrs. May Kay Baldwin, Grade 3, Frederick Douglass Elementary, and District Teacher of the Year Mrs. Lori Dalton, Grade 3, Blades Elementary, finalist Mrs. Chandra Phillips, Grade 2, Central Elementary Mrs. Hollie Taylor, Grade 5, West Seaford Elementary Mrs. Maria “Nikki” Miller, Social Studies, Middle School, finalist Mr. Mark Fisher, Business, Seaford High School

President’s and Dean’s Lists

The Office of the Registrar has released the President’s List and the Dean’s List for the spring semester at the Jack F. Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College. Designed to recognize academic achievement for full-time students, the President’s List designates a term grade point average of 3.8 or above; the Dean’s List indicates a term grade point average of 3.25 to 3.79. Dean’s List Blades: Martin Evans, Christella St Juste, Liset Villalobos Bridgeville: Larry Bell, Daniel Bostwick, Ryan Messick, Timothy Morris, Amy West Delmar: Brooks Lindland, John Midgette, Matthew Sager, Matthew Schramm Greenwood: McKenna Calhoun, Dianna Conn, Dione Dickerson, Christopher Giery, Jeffrey Passwaters, Anthony Pucci, Keri Reibsome, Jeremy Yoder Laurel: Erica Berger, Theresa Blades, Sarah DuVernois, Joshua Dunn, Melinda Jestice, Brittany Joseph, Joaquin Millan, Melanie Raum, James Simmons, Shelley Taylor, Kelsea Wilson Seaford: Christina Altenbach, Jesse Bodey, Justin Brown, Tona DeVin-

centis, George DelFarno, Jacqueline Hindley, Andrew Hoffman, Jennifer Johnson, Ashley Joseph, Jeffrey Moya, Sandra Ramirez, Brian Shields, Barrett Smith, Tyler Smith, Joy Stephenson, Nicole Story, Erin Timlin, Amber West, Richard Wilson President’s List Bethel: Brian Alloway, Deborah Hearn, Courtney O’Neal Blades: Matthew Esterson Bridgeville: Tashona James, Shawn Rakes, Michael Rathbone, Linda Williams Greenwood: Elder Carvajal, Kristina Conners, Carmen Heatwole, Benjamin Massey, Aaron Outten Laurel: Fredrick Applegate, Laura Chelariu, Danielle Cobb, Tyler Deusa, Meghan Eudy, Kevin Fooks, Kelly Gordy, Megan Kiser, Virginia Medeiros, Alice Scharch, Ashley Seye, Brett Shockley, Blaire Walker Seaford: Jenna Adkins, Amber Cox, Terri Davis, Benjamin Elliott, Doris Fields, Jeffery Hicklin, Daniel Hysan, Stephen Lankford, Michael Melson, Monica Milliken, Becky Peterson, Kelsey Riggleman, Bradley Snyder, Rachel States, Carla Tingle, Kyle Waugh, John Williamson, Anthony Gamba, Donald Vincent

Sussex Tech FFA Envirothon Team placed first in the state. Members are, from left, Emily Wentworth, Jason Hollingsworth, Matt King, and Bradley Wharton.

Sophomores making up Sussex Tech’s Envirothon Team B are, from left: Teacher G.L. Jefferson, Casey Thomas, Elliot MacGuire, Ryan Swiger, Samantha Constantine and Matt King.

MORNING STAR • MAY 28 - JUNE 3, 2009


LEgiSLaTORS mEET wiTH STUDENTS - Delaware State Legislators were guests of adult education students from throughout the state at a covered-dish dinner on April 28 in Dover. Legislators listened to 10 student speakers who told their personal stories and shared the successes that they have enjoyed as a result of adult education programs at James H. Groves Adult High School, Family Literacy, EL Civics, Adult Basic Education and In-School Credit programs. Students and staff from the James H. Groves Adult High School at the Sussex Tech Adult Division met with State Representative David Wilson to thank him for his support of adult education. Shown in photo is State Representative Wilson with students Jennifer Elliott of Lewes, Rhonda Walls of Seaford, and Samuel Ehrick of Millsboro.

As an adult, you know that reading the newspaper keeps you informed and in tune with what’s happening, whether it’s across the globe or in your own backyard. Now imagine giving students that same opportunity to learn and grow. You can, with the Star’s Newspaper In Education program. Call us at the paper or mail this coupon to enrich a class’s education. Currently Morning Star Publications is placing almost 1,000 copies of the Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers every week in Sussex County classrooms. Wouldn’t you like to become a

Newspaper In Education Sponsor

If you would like to support Newspapers In Education for the 2008-2009 School Year, please call the Star office at 302-629-9788 or clip this coupon and mail to Morning Star publications, Attn: Jim McWilliams, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973 Your Name ____________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Phone _______________________

SUSSEX TECH HONORED - Sussex Technical High School was recently honored by the State Office of Volunteerism for submitting the greatest number of successful candidates to receive the Delaware Volunteer Credit. The ceremony took place at the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Awards on April 23 at Dover Downs. Shown here, Delaware Governor Jack Markell presents the Visionary Award to Sussex Tech teacher Nancy Massaro.

Prep teachers honored by state Sussex Technical High School had eight of the top-100 Tech Prep teachers in Delaware. The Tech Prep program is a course of study designed to prepare students to pursue an associate or baccalaure-

ate degree in their chosen technical area. Through the Tech Prep program, students meeting designated course requirements within technology pathways can receive advanced college credits.

From left are Criminal Justice teacher Sue Brady-Sekscinski of Millsboro, Media Broadcasting teacher Gary Conaway of Seaford, Business teacher Andy Feightner of Milton, and Health Pro teachers Denise Morris of Ocean View and Nancy Massaro of Lewes. Not pictured are Digital Publishing teacher Denise Miller of Rehoboth, Child Ed teacher Beth Bendistis of Lincoln, and Auto/Diesel teacher Les Humphrey of Laurel.

Any Size Donation Appreciated


We would like to the following businesses, individuals and organizations for supporting our NIE program. AARP Seaford Chapter 1084 Allen’s Century 21 Tull Ramey Cora Norwood Selby D.A. R. Mary Vining Chapter Dale Dukes, Councilman Delmarva Digital Delmar Kiwanis Club First State Fabrication, LLC Friends for “Biff Lee” Integra Administrative Group Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville Kiwanis Club of Seaford Laurel Civic Club Laurel Lioness Club

Laurel Lions Club Laurel Historical Society Maria Heyssel Nanticoke Gastroentology Nanticoke Unit 6 (American Legion Auxiliary) O’Neal’s Antiques Orient Corp. Pizza King Seaford VFW Post 4961 Soil Service Southern Delaware Foot and Ankle Soroptimist International of Seaford, Inc. Tony Windsor Town of Bridgeville Two Cats In The Yard


MORNING STAR • MAY 28 - JUNE 3, 2009

Community Bulletin Board ‘Send a Kid to Camp’

Farmers and Artisans Market

Seaford’s Farmers and Artisans Market will be open for the 2009 season from Saturday, June 13 to Saturday, Sept. 26 in Kiwanis Park on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Kiwanis Park is located at the intersection of Atlanta Road and Stein Highway. We encourage local growers to join us by bringing your locally grown and/or organic fruits, vegetables, cut herbs, plants and cut flowers. For registration information, visit www.seafordmarket.vpweb. com or email or call the Market Master, Sonja Mehaffey at 2cats-sonja@comcast. net or 302-245-9494.

U.S. Constitution class

The Libertarian Party of Delaware is sponsoring a U.S. Constitution class at the Seaford Public Library on Wednesday, June 10, at 6:15 p.m. The free class features a one-hour DVD presentation taught by 2004 LP presidential candidate Michael Badnarik. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Brian Shields at 302-249-5975.

Seaford Library

• “Lights, Camera, Action.” The Seaford District Library hosts “Movie Night” on Thursday, May 28, at 5:30 p.m. • Baby Bookworms, an infant story time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., no registration required. • Toddler Tales story time, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., no registration required. • 3-5 Story Time, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Registration now required, and opens two weeks before the story time date. • The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP to raise money for the Library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury, Md. IHOP locations and return an itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards with itemized receipts in order to receive reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt. • There will be a Seaford Library Board meeting on Monday, June 9, at 6 p.m. • “Lights, Camera, Action.” The Seaford District Library hosts “Movie Night” on Thursday, June 11, at 5:30 p.m. • The “Science and Religion” book discussion will meet on Monday, June 15 at 6 p.m. • Starting June 24, on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., Baby Bookworms and Toddler Time are combining during the Summer Library Reading Program. For more information about library programs call 629-2524.

Rabies vaccination clinic

A rabies vaccination clinic will be held Saturday, June 13, 8 to 10 a.m., at the Seaford Fire Station, rain or shine. Cash only — leashes and carriers are required. Cost is $13/Rabies; $10/Distemper/Parvo. “Dr. Mike” Metzler, DVM of Four Paws, is attending vet. Sponsored by Homeless Cat Helpers, Inc.

Morning Star Publications, publishers of the Laurel Star and Seaford Star newspapers is joining the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club to help send area kids to summer camp. The “Send a Kid to Camp” project features a series of “parking lot” performances by local singer, Tony Windsor. Any business interested in hosting the performances in their store parking lot can contact Maria Motley at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club by calling 628-3789.

Blades VFC 75th anniversary

Blades Volunteer Fire Company is offering a 75th Anniversary collector basket featuring a special laser engraved lid. The American Traditions Basket Company in Canal Fulton, Ohio makes the hard maple handmade baskets. Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Blades Volunteer Fire Department by buying a commemorative basket. The “Buckeye” Basket features a special laser engraved wood lid, commemorative brass tag, bicentennial weave, and plastic protector. The basket measures 6.50” x 3.75” and sells for $45 each. The American Traditions Basket Company has been a family owned business for 15 years, specializing in making hand woven American hard maple baskets, customizing each basket order for fundraisers and corporations around the country. For more information or to pre-order baskets contact James Bratten at 6294896. Cash or checks are accepted for payment. You will be notified when your order arrives.

Seaford Historical Society raffle

The Seaford Historical Society is offering a raffle featuring a day on the Nanticoke River in the Spring of 2010. This all-day excursion accommodates a party of six people on a boat ride that leaves from the Marina at Nanticoke River Marine Park in Blades, Seaford. Other festivities included with this trip are mid-morning snacks on-board ship, lunch in Vienna, Md., a self-guided walking tour of historic Vienna, a visit to the Vienna Heritage Museum and refreshments on the ride back to Seaford in the afternoon. A raffle ticket to win this trip costs only $5 or five tickets may be purchased for $20. Tickets are available at the Seaford Museum which is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., or at the Ross Mansion which is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. At other times call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 for tickets. The drawing will take place at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion on Dec. 13, 2009. The income from this raffle helps with the maintenance of the Seaford Museum and the Ross Mansion.

SSA opens this weekend

The Seaford Swimming Association is open for the 2009 season. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. SSA, a family-oriented pool located in a wooded setting on Craigs Mill Pond Road, is welcoming new members. Recreational swimming, picnics, swimming lessons, swim team, parties and family activities are offered through-

The Seaford High School Class of 1998 is planning a reunion on Friday, June 26 at the Dogfish Head Brewpub in Rehoboth Beach. For more information, email Andrea Jones at

mation 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 the Laurel Middle School, 875-6110.

TOPS open house

‘Fish’n for Sight’

out the summer. For more information or a membership application, call 629-8773 or visit

Class of ‘98 reunion

TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) will hold an open house on Tuesday evening, June 9, to introduce their program to anyone interested in losing weight. TOPS is a non-profit organization with an annual fee of $26. For more information, call 628-1618 or 629-8216.

Delaware Teen Challenge

Do a good deed today for Delaware Teen Challenge (formerly Seaford Mission). Donate your old or unused vehicle. Get a tax write off and help someone with life controlling problems. Call Delaware Teen Challenge at 629-2559.

The Laurel Lions are getting ready for the 2nd annual “Fish’n For Sight” Tournament, June 6. Getting sponsors to pledge their support is necessary to enter the tournament. One completed pledge sheet will enter two people to fish, one of the two must be an adult. Information and pledge sheets are available at Laurel Petroleum or A & K Enterprises by the bridge, or any Laurel Lion. The tournament on June 6 is a free fishing day in Delaware, which means no license is needed, in addition to the free fishing license a free lunch will be for all fishermen with completed pledge sheets. There also will be prizes, fishing rods, tackle boxes, and trophies. All prizes based on the biggest fish. The tournament will take place at Johnny Janosik Park, June 6, 8 a.m. Rain or Shine.

Laurel F.D. Auxiliary fundraiser

The Laurel Fire Dept. Auxiliary is currently participating in a fund-raiser sponsored by an Avon representative called, “Bentley the Bear.” This fundraiser will continue until May 31. The cost is $19.99 and the intention of this fund-raiser is to ask individuals or organizations to consider purchasing a minimum of one of these bears which can be donated to either a local fire department, police department, hospital or nursing-care facility. Contact any member of the Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary or send your check or money order payable to the Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary in the amount of $19.99 to 207 W. Tenth St., Laurel, DE 19956. Include where you would like “Bentley” donated. The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary is currently seeking new members. Anyone interested in joining, contact any current member of the auxiliary or contact the Laurel Fire Department at 875-3081.

American Legion Auxiliary

Laurel American Legion Auxiliary is offering two - $1,000 scholarships. Applications can be picked up at the office of Laurel High School.

Annual ALS walk

The Laurel Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is hosting its First Annual ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease walk on Saturday, May 30. 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 for-

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MORNING STAR • MAY 28 - JUNE 3, 2009

Book discussion group

AARP Driver Course

An AARP Driver Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Monday, June 8. This refresher course will be held from 12:30 until 4:30 p.m. and the cost is $12 per AARP member and $14 for non-members. You must register in advance and have had the AARP Driver Safety Course within the last three years to take the refresher course. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Budgeting workshop

Samuel F. Slabaugh Sr., a certified financial planner professional, of EST Financial Group will present a one hour budgeting workshop at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Tuesday, June 9 at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Library hosts AED training

In observance of National CPR and AED Week, the Greenwood Public Library will host a free informational program regarding the use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on Wednesday, June 3, at 1 p.m. Presented by Camille Simpson of the American Red Cross, the purpose of the presentation is to familiarize participants with the AED so that they will be confident and prepared to use one in the event of a cardiac arrest situation. Preregistration is helpful but not required. For questions, call Robin at 3495309. The Greenwood Library is located on Route 16 in Greenwood, just east of the railroad tracks.

‘Maintain Your Brain’ program

Are you concerned about the possibility of Alzheimer’s in your future or that of a family member? The good news is that there are things you can do to keep your brain healthier as you age. These steps can not prevent Alzheimer’s, but they can ward it off for a significant length of time. On Thursday, June 4, at 3 p.m., at the Greenwood Public Library, Jamie Magee of the Alzheimer’s Association will share the positive steps you can take in the informative program “Maintain Your Brain.” The program is free and open to all. Preregistration is helpful but not required. For questions, call Robin at 349-5309.

Coffee with Dave

State Rep. Dave Wilson (R-Cedar Creek Hundred) will hold a coffee meeting in Greenwood on Monday, June 1 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Smith Family Restaurant located on U.S. 13S, north of the intersection with Route 16. “Cup of Coffee with Dave” 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 2009 legislative session, I expect there will be a lot to talk about,” Rep. Wilson said. Rep. Wilson will meet at Jimmy’s Grille in Bridgeville on Wednesday, June 10 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

On Tuesday, June 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Greenwood Library’s Bound by Books discussion group will discuss the book, The Witness, by bestselling author Dee Henderson. The discussion will be held in the library meeting room and is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. To obtain a copy of the book, drop by the Greenwood Public Library or call Robin Miller at 302-349-5309.

Living well course offered

Anyone living with heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and other chronic diseases will benefit from a free six-week course on self management of chronic disease, which will be held at the Greenwood Cheer Center. Barbara Tucker, Community Education coordinator for Delaware Hospice, will conduct the course, entitled “Living Well,” which will meet on June 17 and every Wednesday until July 29, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required by June 15. To register, call Susan Welch, 349-5237.

Craft supply swap

The Craft Supply Swap at the Greenwood Public Library on Thursday, June 18, at 6:30 pm. There is no charge for this event. For questions, please call 3495309. The Greenwood Public Library is located at 100 Mill St., just east of the railroad tracks in Greenwood.

Wii Fit at CHEER Center

Wii Fit Exercise begins this month on Mondays and Thursdays at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Road in Greenwood. Wii Fit is a combination of fitness and fun. By playing a little every day, you can work toward personal goals of better health and fitness. To begin training or for more information call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

PAGE 17 dence Sales Cottage at Heritage Shores. For more information, call Pat McDonald at 337-7192.

Public Hearing

The Board of Trustees of the Bridgeville Public Library invites the community to a public hearing to discuss the future of the current library facility on Thursday May 28, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish Hall. For more information call Karen Johnson, Director at 302-337-7401

Mt. Calvary UMC events

Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville will host the following events: Saturday, June 6, 8 to 10 a.m., All u can eat pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s. Breakfast sponsored by Atmosphere of Praise Choir with proceeds benefiting Atmosphere of Praise Ministries and Mission Trip to Africa for Stacy Waters-Hall. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, juice, tea or coffee. Cost is $5 per person. For tickets, contact Stacy at 302-228-7884, Pat at 302-245-8969 or Ginger at 302-542-5752.

Summer Reading Program

The Greenwood Public Library’s adult summer reading club, “Book a Summer Getaway @ Your Library,” is June 8 through Aug. 17. The summer reading club is open to anyone 18 years and older or those who have graduated from high school. To participate, register at the Greenwood Library and start reading or listening to your favorite books. Entry slips are filled out for each book; these entry slips enter you in weekly prize drawings and a grand prize drawing on Aug. 17. In addition, $1 worth of fine forgiveness will be granted for each week’s participation. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 302-349-5309.

Yard-Bake-Craft Sale

Todd’s Chapel, Greenwood, will hold a Stimulus Package, Yard-Bake-Craft Sale on May 30 (rain or shine) beginning at 7 a.m. Hundreds of items, new and used: master bakers table, garden plants, clothing, hand-woven baskets, hand stitched totes and handbags, hand-crochet kitchen helpers, cemetery silks, brands (Longaberger & others), some furniture. Follow signs on Rt. 16 to Todd’s Chapel or (if rain) Todd’s Community Center.

Visit to Salisbury Zoo

The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will visit the Salisbury Zoo on Friday, June 19. We will leave the center at 10 a.m. and the zoo at 2 p.m. Cost, which is $4 for members and $6 for non-members, includes transportation and a picnic lunch. The public is invited to attend. For reservation or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Beginning computer classes

Visit the Greenwood Public Library every Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. and learn the basics of a mouse and keyboard in a relaxed atmosphere. Registration is required, so call 3495309 or come by the library to sign up.

Scrapbook classes

Scrapbooking classes will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on the first & third Thursdays, each month from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Join us at the center for free scrapbooking classes in June. July classes are $3 each class. For more information call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Friends fundraiser

The Friends of the Bridgeville Library have another delicious fundraiser to promote. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Take and fill out the comment card, staple your reciept to the comment card and drop it off at The Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or The Provi-

Twilight Cheerleading Camp

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council is sponsoring a Twilight Cheerleading Camp from Monday, June 8 to

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PAGE 18 Thursday, June 11 at Delmar Middle/ High School from 6 to 8 p.m., for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. The Delmar High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad will be the instructors for the clinic. The cost is $25 per girl and financial assistance is available. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register. For details call Pat Lewis at 410742-5107 or 800-374-9811, ext. 26.

MORNING STAR • MAY 28 - JUNE 3, 2009 Cost is $7 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at The Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. Buffet features blueberry pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup and sticky buns.

Bethel UMC trip

Seaford AARP trips offered Chinese Auction

Georgetown AARP 5340 will host a Chinese Auction at the Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown, on Monday, June 1, at 11 a.m. There will be many wonderful items to choose from. Call Pat at 856-6178 or 542-6171 for more information.

Heritage Day in Harrington

The city of Harrington extends an invitation to all those who would like to participate in its 31st Annual Heritage Day celebration on Saturday, August 28. That includes exhibitors, crafts demonstrators and vendors offering food and other merchandise who would like to reserve space for the day. Planners are also looking for anyone who would like to join the parade - individual marchers, groups, floats, organizations, vehicles, bands and others. For information or entries, call Bill Falasco, Harrington Parks & Recreation, 398-7975.

Strikes for St. Jude Kids

The first “Cat Coutry/Dr. Pepper Strikes for St. Jude Kids” Bowling Tournament is Sunday, June 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Millsboro Lanes on Mitchell Street in Millsboro. All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Bowling enthusiasts and businesses are encouraged to form a four-person team and raise a minimum of $50 per bowler ($200 per team). Corporate partnerships are also available. Teams will receive a game of bowling with free shoe rental, free food and drinks courtesy of Dr. Pepper, a chance to win door prizes, and more. There will also be a Chinese Auction table and 50/50 raffle drawings. To sign up your team or to find out more, call 410-219-2500.

Millsboro Kiwanis to host dance

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Millsboro will host a dance on Saturday, June 20 at the Millsboro Fire Hall, on State Street in downtown Millsboro, from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person at the door. A wide variety of music will be provided by D.J. Jennifer, as well as two dance instruction sessions during the evening. The event is B.Y.O.B., and will include a 50/50 drawing. Snacks will also be available. Must be 21 or older to attend. Proceeds from the event will benefit Kiwanis programs for local children and youth. For more information, call 302934-8424 or e-mail gmillsborokiwanis@

Ruritan Club

All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month October to June, from 7-10 a.m.

coach transportation, eight nights accommodations, great sightseeing tours, admission to nine great shows including Mickey Gilley, Lee Greenwood & the Bellamy Brothers, and Shoji Tabuci. Cost is $1,075 per person-double occupancy, $1,355 single occupancy. A $200 deposit is required. Call the center for more information, 629-4939.

Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips, all open to the public. All trips leave from Peebles parking lot in Seaford. July 1 - Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster, Pa. to see a show called “Singin’in the Rain.” Bus leaves at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $79. September 2 - Rainbow Dinner Theater in Paradise, Pa. to see “Uncle Chick’s Last Wish,” a comedy that will keep you laughing the entire show. His last wish includes ashes scattered on his favorite beach, which happens to be a nude beach. Bus leaves 7:30 a.m. Cost: $70. September 12-18 Mackinac Island, Michigan. Your first stay will be in Frankenmuth with a guided tour around town to show points of interest. There will be a visit to Christmas Wonderland after the tour, then the ferry across to Mackinac Island where you will have a carriage tour around the island, including a stop off at Arch Rock before being dropped off at the Grand Hotel for a buffet lunch. Next stop is Saulte St. Marie to have a boat ride thru the Soo Locks before exploring the town and ending the day at the Kewadin Casinio. Cost: $790pp double. October 16 - Strasburg, Pa. Enjoy lunch on board the train and then enjoy time back at the railroad museum before departing for home. Bus leaves 8:30 a.m. Cost: $69. November 16-20 - Ashville, North Carolina to visit the Biltmore Estates at Christmas. A candlelight dinner at Deerpark, on the grounds and then a candlelight tour of the Biltmore.Visit the farms, winery and the grounds. A Christmas show at the Carolina Dinner Theater and also at the Wohlfahrt Dinner Theater. Visit Chimney Rock Park, Moose Cafe’at the Farmers Market, the Smith McDowell House and a bus tour of Ashville, N.C. Bus leaves 7 a.m. Cost: $589pp double. For more information on any of these trips, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

Rails & Trails

Escorted motor-coach trip to Waterville Valley, New Hampshire sponsored by the Seaford WPS, Sept. 21-24. Four days and three nights – cost $639 per person, includes lodging, three breakfasts, three dinners, entertainment, cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee, Castle in the clouds, Rock Estates, Mt. Washington Cog Railway, dinner on Lake Winnipesaukee Railroad, Wolfeboro Village, all gratuities, taxes and baggage handling. For additional information contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.

Branson trip

Nanticoke Senior Center and Curran Travel are providing a trip to Branson on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Wednesday, Oct. 21. The trip includes: round trip Motor-

Sailors Bethel United Methodist Church is sponsoring a trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. to attend Gaitherfest with Bill and Gloria Gaither. Prices: single, $750; double, $575 per person (2 in a room); triple, $525 per person (3 in a room); quad, $525 per person (4 in a room). Deposit of $150 per couple with booking, $75 for single. Tour includes: Thursday, Oct. 1, arrive in Myrtle Beach, S.C. at the Beach Cove Resort. Dinner at Chestnut Hill Restaurant. Friday, Oct. 2, Breakfast buffet at the hotel, Myrtle Beach Low Country Tour, shopping at Broadway at the Beach. Return to hotel to freshen up and at 6 p.m. go to Gaitherfest show at the Convention Center. Sunday, Oct. 4, breakfast buffet at the hotel and return for home. All included in prices above. Deposit of $150 per couple with booking; $75 for single. Includes three Gaither concerts. Call 302875-5448 for more information.

Library at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Brian Shields at 302-2495975.

Bridgeville Library

The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will meet on Tuesday, June 2, at the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church William St. Bridgeville at 6:30 p.m. The opening of the new Bridgeville Library is just a few short months away. Updates on the construction progress will be discussed. For more more information call Ruth Skala at 337-3678.

SCCOR to meet

SCCOR, Sussex County Community Organized Regiment, will meet on Thursday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pavillion at American Legion Post 28, Oak Orchard, in Millsboro. The main speaker is Nicole Theis, president of the Delaware Family Policy Council. For more information, contact Eric Bodenweiser at 856-9395 or

Republican Committee meeting

Sussex County Republican Committee’s monthly meeting is Monday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Del Tech (theater) in Georgetown. Former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich will be the speaker. A question and answer session will follow Ehrlich’s remarks. For more information, contact the Sussex County GOP at 302856-6323.

Young Republicans

Embroiders’ Guild

The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders’ Guild meets on the second Monday of the month - Sept. through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. We welcome all levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced. For more information call 410-208-9386.

Delaware Equine Council

The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public library. Everyone who is interested in the welfare of horses is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Stan 302-684-3966 or Peggy 302-629-5233.

Libertarian Party meeting

The Libertarian Party of Delaware will hold a meeting at the Laurel Public

The Sussex County Young Republicans will meet on Thursday, May 28 at the law offices of Tunnell and Raysor located at 30 E. Pine St. in Georgetown (behind the County Administration Building; park behind the building). The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. All young Americans ages 13-29 are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Monet Smith at 302-875-7384.

39th District Democrats

The 39th District Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on June 18, at Pizza King in Seaford. Join us in welcoming guest speaker, Pat Ewing, the new Sussex County Democratic chairperson. There will be a “Meet & Greet” at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.

Georgetown AARP

Join Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 at their monthly luncheon meetings held on the first Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club. For details contact: Dee Richards at 302-841-5066.

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MORNING STAR • MAY 28 - JUNE 3, 2009


Many great athletes attend Horsey Foundation banquet I was honored to be invited to the Horsey Foundation Family Golf at urPhy Tournament Banquet last week. Talking with Orioles greats Brooks If you’re counting, Robinson and Ronnie Hanson were some 4,000 to 5,000 immense treats for the lifelong baseball fan. What really impressed youngsters benefit me though, and I think this hapfrom this. The foundapened through David Horsey’s tion operates under friendship with Colt great Tom the motto, ‘A Hand Up, Matte, were the number of profesNot A Hand Out.’ sional athletes they had assembled there. My best count was 26 who were at the banquet alone. Minnesota Gophers baseball and basketTom Matte (remember his taking over as quarterback with plays taped to his wrist ball, was the kick-off speaker and as he has done previously, he brought a huge years ago?) is a fireball enthusiast for the amount of laughter to the audience. His event. Many, many banquets of today are message at the end, though, was very lucky if there are two to three people from touching and a great message it was. the sports field who attend. The bottom “You never know whether you are goline is once again there was a sizeable sum ing to live one day to the next,” he said. of money raised for the Horsey Founda“Live one day at a time and enjoy each tion. This money, through the Delaware day. Have fun in life, give someone your Community Foundation which dispenses smile.” it, goes to youth groups and individuals He ended with this familiar saying: “It’s all over Sussex and Kent counties and benice to be important but it’s more imporyond. tant to be nice.” If you’re counting, some 4,000 to 5,000 You know, following this simple rule youngsters benefit from this. The foundadoesn’t cost us a penny but it’s worth a lot. tion operates under the motto, “A Hand This was a great banquet and some Up, Not A Hand Out.” people walked off with some nice pieces David Horsey, in his comments, said of memorabilia from the live auction. that it is his hope that through this, it “helps keep kids off the streets through As I enjoyed lunch with my grandson sports and education.” the other day, I asked his friend about his I think most of this is driven by the family. He told me that his mom, Karen memory of David’s and Pat’s son, Tim, English, is a teacher at the Laurel Middle who lost his life some 24 years ago in an School. accident near Laurel. “Well, she can help you with your Dick Jonckowski, announcer for the



State preserves 3,868 farm acres

ture, said, “As someone who has worked in agriculture for more than 35 years, I want to thank these owners, and all who have previously preserved their land, for their commitment to farmland preservation and our rich agricultural heritage. This year’s average 72 percent discount by owners is a real testimony to their commitment to preservation.” Preserving farmland sustains and grows the agricultural industry, Kee added. “In recent years preserved farmland has been a major factor in attracting new, agriculturally related businesses to Delaware,” he said.

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homework,” I said. His calm reply was, “I don’t think so. I get straight A’s.” Well Bret, maybe you can help Mom! Congratulations on your hard work.

Lynn Parks’ story on Albert Phillips last week was a great reminder for all of us about how precious life is, and it brought back to me and some of you, I am sure, childhood memories of Al and all the fun he was at Laurel High School. I’m going to remember it, I am sure. Last year, or the year before, when he walked into the dining room at the Bulldogs’ reunion, many of the guys there called him immediately by his nickname. Upon his graduation, Albert received two awards: “Most Talkative” and “Funniest.” This would describe Albert to the fullest. Albert, I know your illness has weakened you to the point where there is not too much conversation, so I’m going to tell this and I am sure it will bring a little laughter to you, as we always had great times together. Two incidents and one you deny, but it’s true and both happened at Matthews’ Restaurant in Laurel, which was located where Walt’s Barber Shop is now. Two teenage school boys were all we were, sitting in Matthews’ Restaurant late one afternoon drinking one of those little maybe six-ounce Cokes, when the idea came up to wet one of those little napkins and make a basket. Albert opened

his mouth laughing uncontrollably when I made a perfect shot that nearly choked him to death, as customers at their tables stopped enjoying their meal. In a flash, owner Fred Matthews showed us the door and we never even finished our Cokes. Some time later, as kids would sometimes do back then, we spent our 6 cents and bought one of those Blue Ribbon cigars. We were sharing it in the parking lot between the restaurant and the Laurel House Hotel. I had just handed it to Albert, when along came his grandfather (who raised Albert). He soon told Albert he would see him at home. Al said, “I’m going to get a whipping for sure,” and I think he did. Granville White, Craig Littleton and just about everyone was Al’s friend. In recent years Al and I saw each other often in his job in Georgetown and mine with the paper. I think we all have matured a little bit over the years. Al, just want you to know I am thinking of you and now with that story, so are many others who have crossed your path over the years. UPDATE - On Tuesday morning, I received the very sad news that Albert passed away on Friday, May 22, the same day that I wrote the above. The Laurel High School class of 1963 has lost many of its members, and now Albert is gone. He was a great one. His love of life inspired us all.


MORNING STAR • MAY 28 - JUNE 3, 2009

Church Bulletins St. Luke’s holds Bible study

Janet Hubbard of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will be coordinating a Bible study of the book of Esther. The group will meet in St. Luke’s Parish House. Additional information can be obtained by calling Janet at 628-0417.

Delmar Church fund raiser

Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 North and Dorthy Road, (3 miles north of MD/DE state line) on Saturday, June 6, will hold a sandwich sale from 9 a.m. until?, featuring: oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad sandwiches, cheese steak subs, hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade ice cream and baked goods. A yard sale and car wash will also take place. Call 875-7824 for information.

Old Christ Church opens

As the weather turns warm and the breezes blow gently off Chipman’s Pond, our minds turn once again to events at Laurel’s historic treasure, Old Christ Church. The church will open for services on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, for Holy Eucharist and continue through the first Sunday in October. All services begin at 9:30 a.m. with the exception of the Blessing of the Animals, at 4 p.m. This year, the SPCA will join in the Blessing of the Animals and all donations will benefit the SPCA. All services will be led by the Rev. Blanche Powell and Ken Athey. Music will be provided by Janet Jones. Two special events featuring the Southern Delaware Choral Society will be held

this year. The first event is on Sunday, June 14 at 3 p.m. The second half of the concert will feature select works for two tenors. The second event is Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. when the church will be open for the Lessons and Caroles of Christmas. The church will open for tours during Laurel’s 4th of July celebration at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tours will be led by Vice President Kendal Jones. Any donations given to the Old Christ Church League are now tax deductible as the League was recently successful in becoming a 501C3 (nonprofit) organization.

Gospel Explosion

All Walks Of Life, 30599 N. Sussex Highway, Laurel, where apostle Randy and prophetess Lorrie Jones are pastors, will hold its annual Gospel Explosion on May 30, at 6 p.m., convening at Citadel of Hope in Seaford. For details contact Elder T.D. Drummond at 302-519-9761.

Bethel U.M.C. ‘Thomas’

Jim Hughes Ministries presents Disciple “Thomas” in drama on Sunday, May 31, at 10 a.m., at Bethel United Methodist Church, west of Seaford at North and Oak Grove roads. Jim Hughes writes, sings and portrays powerful gospel messages and has been associated in this type of ministry since 1971. For additional information call Lucy Slacum 629-7117.

Christ Lutheran benefit sale

Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, will hold its annual Yard Sale event on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June

6 at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. Scrapple sandwiches and bake sale goods will be available. Space available, $10 each. Call 629-9755, for more information.

Gospel Concert

St. George’s United Methodist Church in Laurel will present Southern Gospel Music and old favorites by “God’s Country Crossroads” group on Sunday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. Directions: Alt 13 south Laurel, towards Delmar. Turn right on St. George’s Road and follow to church on right. For more information, call 8752273.

Summer Hymn Sing

Galestown United Methodist Church Annual Summer Hymn Sing, on Sunday, June 7, at 2 p.m. presenting Charlie Paparella, Most of the Travels with Charlie on WBOC-TV16, and C. Bud Scott. The public is invited to an afternoon of song, praise and fellowship. A hot buffet style meal will be held immediately following the service.

Delaware Teen Challenge

Delaware Teen Challenge Fundraising Banquet will be Friday, June 19, at 7 p.m. at Sam Yoder’s Community Building, 89 Hunting Quarter Road, Houston. Tickets are $15 and includes dinner, beverages and program, Teen Challenge Choir and Testimonies. For tickets and table reservations of eight contact: Sue Bramble at 629-2559. Love offering to follow. Guest speaker: Pastor Tim Dilena, visiting pastor at Times

Square Church. Pastor Tim has been the visiting pastor at David Wilkerson’s Time Square Church for the last 12 years, where he ministers monthly. He has spoken for Promise Keepers, Major League Baseball and Football Teams, colleges and seminaries across denominational lines. He has written for magazines and periodicals and has his own Christian Perspective Column in a Detroit Entertainment Magazine. He is a contributor to the Thomas Nelson “Revival Bible.”

The Cash Family

The Cash Family will be “Singing The Gospel for Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” at Laurel Baptist Church on June 7 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard (west side of 13 A, approximately two miles south of town). Any questions call Shirley at 875-2314.

Yard-Bake-Craft Sale

Todd’ Chapel, Greenwood, will hold a Yard-Bake-Craft Sale on May 30 (rain or shine) beginning at 7 a.m. Hundreds of items, new and used: master bakers table, garden plants, clothing, hand-woven baskets, hand stitched totes and handbags, hand-crochet kitchen helpers, cemetery silks, brands (Longaberger & others), some furniture. Follow signs on Rt. 16 to Todd’s Chapel or (if rain) Todd’s Community Center.

Conley’s Rummage Sale

Conley’s UMC, located at 22150 Robinsonville Rd. in Lewes, will have many of their treasures for sale to raise funds for

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.C entral 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


510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE Rev. Donna Hinkle, Pastor Church: 875-4233 Sunday Services: 8:30 am Praise 9:30 am Sunday School,10:45 am Worship


Centenary United Methodist Church

“Where Caring is Sharing” “NEW SONG!” - Contemporary Celebration, 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, Classes for ALL ages, 9:45 a.m. Traditional Family Worship, 11:00 a.m.

Rev. K. Wayne Grier, Pastor, 875-3983 200 W. Market St., Laurel, Del.

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

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

Youth Group Wednesday 7:00 pm

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

Christian Church of Seaford

Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298


Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Morning Worship 10:30 Wed. Night Service & (Nursery & Jr. Church) Youth Groups 7:00 p.m. A Firm Foundation • A Sure Hope • An Unending Love

Centrally located at 14511 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, DE 19956

Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. FasTrak Children’s Ministry - 10:30 a.m.; E318 Youth - 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Services - 7 p.m.

For info, call 875.7995 or visit

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 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: BibleS tudy 7P M

MORNING STAR • MAY 28 - JUNE 3, 2009 a new church building on Saturday June 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting). The United Methodist Women will have lunch available for purchase, plus a bake sale. For more information, contact the church office at 945-1881.

Travis Lee Band in concert

The Travis Lee Band will present a worship concert on Wednesday, June 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church. The concert, which is for youth and young adults, is free; CD’s will be available for purchase and an offering will be taken. There will be time to hang out with the band and enjoy light refreshments after the concert. The Travis Lee Band, headquartered in Missouri, has opened for ZOE Girl and was a finalist in the Christian


Artist Talent Search in 2005. The band recently toured Zambia and led worship throughout the U.S. and Canada with organizations such as Centrifuge Camps and World Changers. Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road in Seaford. For more information, call the church at 629-5600.

Back to the 50’s Sock Hop

A Back to the 50’s Sock Hop will be held on Saturday, June 6 from 7 p.m. to midnight at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall in Seaford. The event includes dinner - hamburgers, hot dogs and make your own ice cream sundae - and live music by the Cave Men Band. Tickets are $10 per person. The event is sponsored by St. Molua Council #4075, Knights of Columbus.

James F. Cordrey, of Laurel, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 18, 2009, at home surrounded by his loving family. James was born in Laurel, a son of Maude and Isaac Cordrey. A graduate of Laurel High School, he retired from the E. I. DuPont Company formerly of Seaford. He also had worked as a clerk for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and as a supply supervisor for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was the treasurer of the Laurel Sportsmen and Beagle Club. He worked at Wal-Mart for seven years. James enjoyed hunting, traveling, running his dogs and raising beagle field champions. Before his illness, he was a member of Delmar Wesleyan Church. Mr. Cordrey is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, Irene Cordrey; and his four daughters, Renee Reynolds and husband Chuck, Loria Townsend and husband Jerry, Jana Cordrey and Jamie Cordrey; his son, Wayne Hastings and wife Cathy; grandchildren, Stacey Hitch, Phillip Reynolds, Scott Reynolds, Jerry Townsend Jr., Kevin Townsend, Mandie Moore, Lauren Townsend, Craig Hastings and Bobby Hastings; and nine great-


SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

The Gift of His Love Let others know where you are and when you meet. To advertise in this directory,cal l


543 N. BRADFORD ST., SEAFORD, DEL. • 629-7161

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.

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

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

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


Messiah’s Vineyard Church Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel

302- 875-4646

PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956

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

Children’s Church • Nursery

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

OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH 532 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Redemptorist Fathers • 629-3591

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.


Obituaries James F. Cordrey, 72



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


Ministry for the wholef amily 7 PM

Pastor Stacey Johnson

grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Mary Farrelly and husband Brian and Peggy Ralph; and a brother, Melvin Cordrey. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Grace Holloway and Louise McGee; and a brother, Richard Cordrey. The funeral was held at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel on Saturday, May 23. The Rev. Jim Hitch and Pastor Chuck Reynolds officiated. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Cordrey’s honor to: Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriot Way, Milford, DE 19963 or the Alzheimer’s Association of Sussex County, 109 N. Bedford St., Georgetown, DE 19947.

Herbert Franklin Friedel Jr., 79

Herbert Franklin Friedel Jr., of Seaford, passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, following a long illness. He was born on Sept. 14, 1929, the son of Josephine E. Webb and Herbert Franklin Friedel Sr. He graduated from Seaford High School, class of 1947, and Rets School of Electronics in Salisbury, Md. At a very early age, Herbert had a


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

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

22606 Sussex Hwy. Seaford, DE

302-359-6331 Weekly Services: Sunday: 10 am Tuesday: Prayer 7-8 pm Thursday: Bible Study 7 pm

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


22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 - Sunday

Wednesday Evening

9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship, Nursery, Classes for Kids-Adults 7:00 p.m. Evening Service

6:45 Catalyst Youth (grades 7-12), DivorceCare 7:00 Prayer Meeting, Men’s Group, KidStuf 103 (K-6 Kids & their parents, 1 & 3rd Wed.)

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 PROFESSIONAL NURSERY CARE PROVIDED

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

“Shining His Light”

Laurel Wesleyan Church Rt. 13A, Just North of Laurel

Sunday School - 9:30 Worship - 9:00 & 10:45 Sunday Evening Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m. - Youth Ministries & WKID, The Zone, Children’s Ministries

Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor: Rev. Rick Green; Youth: Kyle Horton Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey


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 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 629-7979 Holy Eucharist: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Forum: 10:30 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

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

629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 •

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PAGE 22 great interest in aviation which followed him throughout his life. At the age of 16 he began private pilot lessons and became a licensed pilot at the age of 17. In his senior class yearbook, the caption stated “The Egg and I” “the only boy in our senior class to have his own private plane and airport.” Herbert enjoyed many years of flying with his family and a special friend, Jerry Todd. He was a past member of the National Skeet Shooting Association. He was the Delaware State Champion in 1948, 1949 and 1950, which ended when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He retired from O.A. Newton and Sons and Rent-a-Center in Seaford as a television technican. He is survived by his daughter, Karen S. Friedel Brittingham of Seaford; his grandchildren, Ryan S., Natalie L., Adam T. and Jordan K. McGee and Gregory L. Brittingham II; a sister, Shirley B. Bowden of Seaford; and by his companion, Bertha Potteiger. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marian Louise Daisey Friedel, in 1990. Services were held Tuesday, May 26, at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Blades Cemetery.

Albert T. McAllister, 89

Albert T. McAllister, of San Francisco, Calif., died Monday, May 18, 2009, in California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. Born Dec. 29, 1919, in Seaford, the son of Blanche Jester and James T. McAllister, he was a 1936 graduate of Seaford High School and a 1937 graduate of Banks Business College, Philadelphia. After living in New York City for three years, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He then lived in Los Angeles, Carmel and San Francisco, before moving to Europe for two years, living in Paris, Cannes, Barcelona and Rome. He studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris on the GI Bill. In 1952 he returned to live in San Francisco permanently. He traveled worldwide extensively as a lifetime goal. He is survived by a nephew, Donald Marvel and wife Jeannie of Greenwood; and a niece, Patricia Correll of Bridgeville, and their offspring. Burial was private. Arrangements were by WatsonYates Funeral Home.

Matthew A. Palmer, 20

Matthew A. Palmer, of Laurel, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at Christiana Hospital in Newark from injuries received in a car accident in Laurel. Matthew had worked for Pic Sweet. He was an honorary member of Biker With Cause that is affiliated with Bethel Worship Center. He had also competed Palmer in the Special Olympics. Matthew is survived by his mother, Lisa Elliott of Laurel; his father, Gary Palmer Sr., of Laurel; his grandmother, Jean Dunn of Seaford; two brothers, Gary Palmer Jr., of Ellendale and his twin brother, Josh Palmer of Laurel; his girlfriend, the love of his life, Brittany Gibson; and a niece and two nephews.

MORNING STAR • MAY 28 - JUNE 3, 2009 The funeral was held Tuesday, May 26, at Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laurel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Memorial Fund for Matthew Palmer, c/o Bethel Worship Center, PO Box 132, Seaford, DE 19973.

Paul M. Powell, 91

Paul M. Powell, of Seaford, and formerly of Laurel, passed away at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford on Thursday, May 21, 2009. He was born in Laurel, a son of Charles R. and Grace Marie Powell. Paul retired from the E. I. DuPont Company, formerly in Seaford. He was also a farmer, owning and operating Powell Farms in Bacon Switch. Mr. Powell was a lifelong active church member of St. George’s United Methodist Church in Delmar. He enjoyed listening to gospel music, especially quartets and concerts, and hunting rabbits. Mr. Powell is survived by his wife, June Powell of Seaford; daughters, Anne Nyce and husband Henry of Laurel and Nancy Pfister and husband Joe of Newark; sons, Donald Powell, DVM and wife Rita of Oakhill, Va. and John Powell and wife Barbara of Laurel; brother, Robert C. Powell of Quantico, Va.; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. His first wife, Doris Handy Powell, passed away in 1993. The funeral was held at St. George’s United Methodist Church in Delmar. The Rev. Dale Evans officiated. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Powell’s memory to St. George’s United Methodist Church, c/o Rich Culver, 28996 Discountland Road, Laurel, DE 19956.

Mildred Lankford, 85

Mildred Elizabeth Knowles Lankford, of Seaford, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford. Born in Blades, the daughter of Belva and Garfield Knowles, she was a cafeteria worker in the Seaford School District. She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, the Acorn Club of Seaford, the Seaford Historical Society and the Ladies Auxiliary of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband, James S. Lankford of Seaford; her daughter, Nancy Bennett of Seaford; two grandchildren, Keith Litchford of Dover, and Amy Litchford Baynum of Seaford; six greatgrandchildren; a sister, Helene Merritt of Blades; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Thursday, May 28, at 2 p.m. in St John’s United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar Streets, Seaford, where friends may call one hour before the service. The Rev. J. Christopher Pennington will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or to St. John’s United Methodist Church, PO Box 299, Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements are by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.

Bob Bryan Bennett, 52

Bob Bryan Bennett, of Seaford, died Friday, May 22, 2009, in Delaware Hos-

pice Center, Milford. Born in Seaford, the son of C. Bryan “Spuck” Bennett of Seaford and the late Elizabeth Elzey “Libby” Bennett, he worked in the sales and parts departments at Harley-Davidson of Seaford. He was a charter member of Delmarva HOG and a reserve member of Seaford Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to his father, he is also survived by his sons, Bryan C. Bennett and wife Jaime of Millsboro and Bob B. Bennett of Seaford; daughter, Patricia West Smith and husband William of Columbia; grandchildren, William B. Smith, Austin B., Brandon, Harley, and Cory Bennett, Amanda Malcomson and Noah Bratten; brothers, William G. “Bill” Bennett and wife Donna of Seaford, Bruce D. Bennett and wife Jinya of Laurel; sisters, Benita Wilson and husband Robert of Georgetown, and Benet McCormick of Willards, Md.; and stepchildren, Theresa Koshellek of Prescott, Ariz., Jacki Smock and Angie Bratten of Seaford. The memorial service was held on Wednesday, May 27, at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or to the Spuck and Lib Bennett Scholarship Fund, PO Box 616, Seaford, DE 19973.

Alvin Theodore Hoffman, 89

Alvin “Ted” Theodore Hoffman, of Salisbury, and formerly of Delmar, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Birmingham, Ala. on Feb. 8, 1920, a son of Harry J. and Hazel V. Hoffman. He graduated from Delmar High with the Class of 1936. Ted proudly fought for his country as a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Army during World War II. He flew 31 missions with the 49th bomb squad on a B-17 (the Flying Fortress bomber) with

the second bombardment group H as a bomb squad bombardier. He was awarded three medals, the American Defense Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the European African Middle Eastern service medal. He was a charter member of VFW Post 8276 in Delmar, where he was Past Commander and served as a Quarter Master for numerous years. He worked more than 35 years as an accountant and general office manager at Pontiac Sales and Service in Delmar. For many years he also helped many with tax returns during tax season. He loved the beach and spending time in Ocean City, Md. with his family. He is survived by his wife, Loretta G. Hoffman; two daughters, Linda Lokey Dryden and her husband Bruce of Ocean City and Tami L. Harris and her husband Alan of Delmar; three stepdaughters, Donna Reddish Griner of Milford, Pat Sklar and her husband Allen of Bishopville, Md. and Laura Harris and her husband James of Delmar; two stepsons, Al Griner Jr. of Delmar and Brian Griner and his wife Beth of Laurel; seven grandchildren, Michael Lokey and his wife Erin, Mark Reddish, Stacey Sklar, Jennifer Griner, Brian Griner Jr., Paul Griner and John Griner; two great-grandchildren, Samantha and Kyle Lokey; and a sister, Joann Troberg and her husband Lars of St. Mary’s, Pa. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a twin brother, Jack Hoffman; a sister, Isabel Morgan; and a grandson, Eric Reddish. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at VFW Post 8276, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md. Following the service, the family wishes to extend an invitation to join them for a fellowship meal at the VFW. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: VFW Post 8276, 200 W. State St., Delmar, MD 21875.


MORNING STAR • MAY 28 - JUNE 3, 2009

Albert W. Phillips

On Friday, May 22, 2009, devoted husband, father, and friend, Albert W. Phillips, 65, peacefully left to be with his Lord and Savior. Born to Franklin and Erma J. Phillips in Laurel on December 28, 1943, Mr. Phillips graduated from Laurel High School in 1963. He joined the Delaware Army National Guard directly after high school and began working for E.I. DuPont in Seaford. In 1967 he reenlisted in the Army on Active Duty. As an Infantryman and Ranger, he was assigned to the First Cavalry Division, 5th Regiment serving in Vietnam from 1968 through 1969. During his tour of duty, Mr. Phillips was awarded two Bronze Stars for Valor, two Air Medals, and two Purple Heart for wounds incurred in combat. Upon returning home he resumed working at DuPont, retiring in 1984. Over the next 23 years Mr. Phillips worked for the Sussex County Office of Community Development and owned and operated two businesses in Salisbury, MD. Albert is survived by his loving wife, Gail of Seaford; son Dwayne Phillips of Millville; son Darren Phillips of Salisbury, MD; and one brother, Wayne Phillips of Delmar, MD; two sisters-inlaw, Betty Phillips, Seaford, and Peggy Phillips, Milford. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews in the area. The viewing and memorial services will be held on Friday, May 29, at St, John’s United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar Streets, Seaford. The viewing begins 10 a.m., memorial services at 11:30, followed by burial at Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, donations

may be made to Disabled Veterans of America. Arrangements were by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

Eric Steven Parkinson

Eric Steven Parkinson, 20, of Delmar, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Peninsula Regional MediEric Parkinson cal Center in Salisbury. Eric was a 2007 graduate of Delmar High School with a Distinguished Diploma. Other academic achievements include United States Presidential Achievement Award, All American Scholar, United States Achievement Academy, National Honor Roll Achievement; he was also nominated for and received recognition at the Optimist Club and National Youth Leaders Conference held in Washington, DC. He was a member of Melson’s United Methodist Church. He attended Wor-Wic Community College for two years, where he majored in prelaw and college level math instructor courses. Baseball was his passion in life. He played first base from Coach Pitch through Senior League with the Delmar Little League. He was the first baseman for the Delmar High School Varsity Team. His dream in life was to someday play professional baseball. Eric also was on the Delmar Varsity Basketball Team, as well as Cross Country. He is survived by his parents, Dennis J. Parkinson Sr. and Ronda Parkinson; brother, D. J. Parkinson, and sister, Desirae Parkinson, all of Delmar; grandparents, Mary Howard and

Bill Jones of Delmar, Geneva Parkinson of Federalsburg; aunts and uncles, Donna & Raymond Abbott, Phil Parkinson, Robin & Van Taylor, Ronnie & Barbara Parkinson, Jay & Marie Parkinson and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Donald Parkinson, who passed away in January 1994. Eric loved his family and was very close with brother D.J. and sister Desirae. They would call on each other often and knew the other was there. He was fun lov-

fices building on The Circle in Georgetown. Council must adopt a budget by June 30. The new budget calls for limited spending in County government in the next year, and continues a policy of budget reductions implemented by the County Council in January. Specifically, the County will realize savings in the new fiscal year through a combination of cost reductions, spending changes and revenue enhancements. Another area of savings will come through reducing Grantin-Aid funding to more than 100 organizations and non-profit groups, collectively saving $2.5 million. The County also has reduced by 26 the number of full-time positions during the past year through attrition and more efficient use of staff. The net result is $1.7 million in savings.

Funeral services will be Thursday, May 28, at 2 p.m., at Holloway Funeral Home. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. J. Harvey Dixon and the Rev. Rick Parrott will officiate. Interment will be in Melson’s United Methodist Church Cemetery in Delmar. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Rd. Salisbury, MD 21804. To send condolences to the family visit www.hollowayfh. com.

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MORNING STAR • MAY 28 - JUNE 3, 2009


Seaford High School girls’ soccer players proudly display their Academic AllConference certificates during the team’s recent banquet. Shown (l to r) are: Kelsey Hoch, Alison Schwinn, Kristen Eckhardt, Jenna Wills, and Molly Cain.

Sussex Tech’s Lauren Smith, left, runs to first after singling in her team’s home playoff win last weekend. Sussex Tech pitcher Kim Smith throws to first after fielding the ball during last weekend’s win over Red Lion. Smith allowed two runs and struck out 10 in eight innings of relief. Photo by Mike McClure

Allen knocks in winning run in 11th inning as Ravens hold off Lions, 5-4 By Mike McClure

The Sussex Tech varsity softball team rallied to tie the score three times before plating the game-winner in the bottom of the 11th inning during last Saturday’s state tournament game against Red Lion Christian. “We’ve played so many games that were so close. We’ve been on the bottom and have come back up and I think this game will boost our confidence a lot,” said Sussex Tech senior Jenna Allen, who knocked in the winning run. Red Lion opened the game with a run as Katie Warrington hit a two out single and scored on an error in the top of the

first. Sussex Tech’s Kelsey Doherty hit a leadoff single and scurried to third on a sacrifice bunt by Kim Smith but was stranded there in the bottom of the inning. The Lions made it 2-0 on a solo home run by Kelsey Warrington with two away in the third inning. Kim Smith came on for Sussex Tech starter Brooke Tull in the top of the fourth and retired the side in order. Logan Pavlik’s solo shot with two outs in the bottom of the fifth moved the Ravens within a run (2-1). Lauren Smith and Melissa Trout followed with singles, but pinch runner Amber Callahan was hit by Continued on page 28

SENIOR DAY- The Seaford senior baseball players presented flowers to their mothers last Wednesday at the final home game for the Blue Jays. Shown are: Jared Banning, son of Lynne Banning and Jerry Banning; Spencer Coulbourn, son of Brent and Paula Coulbourn; C.J. Martinez, son of Chris (Tippy) Martinez and Penny Martinez; and Zach Reynolds, son of Scott and Tracy Gray and Brian and Anne Marie Reynolds. Photo by Lynn Schofer

The Seaford High School girls’ soccer team recently held its annual end of the season banquet on Sunday, May 17 during which all players were recognized and awards were given. Shown (l to r) are: Assistant Varsity Coach Tracie Smith; Jamie Swain, Offensive Player of the Year; Anna Duryea, Most Improved Player; Ania Sypek, Best Defensive Player; Kelsey Hoch. Most Valuable Player; and Coach Scott Bleile.

Assistant Coach Tracie Smith (left) and Varsity Coach Scott Bleile stand with the Seaford girls’ soccer all-conference members: Jamie Swain, center left, honorable mention; Kelsey Hoch, center, first team all-conference; and Uri Robolledo, second team all- conference.


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FIRST ROUND WIN- The Ravens celebrate their 5-4 win over Red Lion Christian in the first round of the state tournament last Saturday. Sussex Tech scored the game-winning run on a single by Jenna Allen in the 11th inning. Photo by Mike McClure

MAKING CONTACT- Laurel center fielder Alexis Oliphant makes contact with a pitch during her team’s state tournament game against Sussex Central last Saturday. Photo by Mike McClure

Local track and field athletes compete in Meet of Champions The following Western Sussex athletes placed in the top eight at the Meet of Champions last Wednesday in Dover: Girls- 100 meter hurdles- 8. Tiarrah Hinton, Woodbridge, 17.93; 100- Taija Maddox, Woodbridge, 12.89; long jump- Paige Morris, Sussex Tech, 17’ 6 3/4”; pole vault- 2. Kayla Burd, Delmarva Christian, 8’ 6”, 5. Mallorie Parsons, Delmarva Christian, 6’ 6”; discus- 1. Morris, 123’ 6” Boys- 100- Vincent Glover, Seaford, 11.31; 800- 2. Andrew Townsend, Sussex Tech, 1:55.96; high jump- 4. Lee Mayer, Seaford, 5’ 10”; pole vault- 6. Zach Hearn, Seaford, 11’ 6”; shotput- 4. Earl Batten, Sussex Tech, 46’ 8”, 5. R.C. Jefferson, Woodbridge, 45’ 10 1/4”; discus- 6. Justin Rife, Laurel, 136’ 1”, 7. Batten, Sussex Tech, 131’

RBI DOUBLE- Sussex Tech’s Logan Pavlik collects an RBI double in the ninth inning of last Saturday’s win over Red Lion Christian. Photo by Mike McClure

BATTLE FOR THE BALL- Delmar goalie Ashley Matos, left, goes for save as Dover’s Elise Prisco moves in during last Wednesday’s state tournament game. Matos made nine saves in the 1-0 loss. Photo by Mike McClure

Ravens place first in Henlopen Conference golf tournament The Sussex Tech varsity golf team placed first in the Henlopen Conference golf tournament last Thursday at Cripple Creek while several Western Sussex golfers placed in the top 15. Sussex Tech came in first with a team score of 334 while Seaford (379) and Laurel (381) were seventh and eighth. Sussex Tech’s Clayton Bunting (79) came in second while teammate Herb Quick (80) was third. Seaford’s Adam Caldwell (84) tied for seventh, Laurel’s Quinten Langley (87) finished in a tie for 10th, and Seaford’s Matt Lank and Delmar’s Seth Benson each shot an 88 to finish in a tie for 12th place.

MORNING STAR • MAY 28 - JUNE 3, 2009


Seaford Stars of the Week Seaford varsity baseball team falls

to St. Elizabeth’s in final game By Lynn Schofer

Male Athlete of the WeekAndrew Townsend- Sussex Tech Sussex Tech’s Andrew Townsend capped his high school sports career by placing second in the 800 meter run at the meet of champions last week. Townsend came in first in the event at the state meet.

Female Athlete of the WeekLogan Pavlik- Sussex Tech Sussex Tech catcher Logan Pavlik went 3-4, slugging a home run and two doubles in the Ravens’ home win over Red Lion in the first round of the state tournament last Saturday. Pavlik drove in three and scored a run.

Honorable mention- Jordan Stanley- Seaford; Vincent Glover- Seaford; Lee Mayer- Seaford; Zach Hearn- Seaford; R.C. Jefferson- Woodbridge; Zach ReynoldsSeaford; Spencer Coulbourn- Seaford; Jared Banning- Seaford; Adam CaldwellSeaford; Matt Lank- Seaford; Hunter Elliott- Delmarva Christian; Justin HawkesDelmarva Christian; Casey Zitvogel- Delmarva Christian; Earl Batten- Sussex Tech; Clayton Bunting- Sussex Tech; Herb Quick- Sussex Tech; Trey Smith- Sussex Tech; Tiarrah Hinton- Woodbridge; Taija Maddox- Woodbridge; Kim Smith- Sussex Tech; Jenna Allen- Sussex Tech; Lynsey Lofland- Delmarva Christian; Emily PentoneyDelmarva Christian; Tara Munro- Delmarva Christian; Kayla Burd- Delmarva Christian; Mallorie Parsons- Delmarva Christian; Paige Morris- Sussex Tech



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The tag is put on Seaford’s Scott Donovan at home plate as he attempts to score from first base on Spencer Coulbourn’s double in the third inning of last Wednesday’s game. Photo by Lynn Schofer

The Seaford Senior High baseball team took to the Blue Jays’ home field for the final game of the 2009 season last Wednesday. The team recognized seniors Spencer Coulbourn, C.J. Martinez, Jared Banning, and Zach Reynolds. Seaford was held to four hits in the 11-1 loss and ended the season with an overall record of 8-12 and 6-7 in the Henlopen Conference. Reynolds pitched six strong innings for the but didn’t get the run support to keep Seaford in the game. Seaford had an opportunity to score early in the game but left the bases loaded to end the first inning. With two Vikings on base in the top of the second, a quick move by Reynolds picked off a St. Elizabeth’s runner. The pickoff proved to be important when St. Elizabeth’s Tony Setting hit an RBI single to bring home Dennis Massari. After the Vikings added two runs on base hits in the third, Seaford answered with their only run with Coulbourn’s RBI double. Scott Donovan attempted to come home but was thrown out leaving two men stranded. St. Elizabeth’s continued to add runs in the fourth inning while the Blue Jays couldn’t connect with the ball. Seaford allowed five more runs to score in the seventh inning putting the game out of reach. Reynolds finished his high school career giving up five runs on eight hits

Seaford senior Spencer Coulbourn stands in the box during last Wednesday’s home game against St. Elizabeth. Coulbourn had the only RBI for the Blue Jays in the 11-1 loss. Photo by Lynn Schofer

with two walks, and four strikeouts on 96 pitches thrown in five innings. Coulbourn pitched two innings and gave up six runs on three hits. Three of the four Seaford hits were by the seniors, Banning and Reynolds singled, Coulbourn doubled, and Jordan Stanley added a single. The Blue Jays stranded eight runners in the loss.

Sixth Annual Trinity Foundation Golf Tournament is August 22 The Sixth Annual Trinity Foundation Golf Tournament will be held August 22 at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. The tournament is a charity event to raise money for the Trinity Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2005 by the employees of Trinity Transport, Inc. In 2008 the tournament succeeding in raising over $20,000. There are two tee times, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, to accommodate a growing number of interested golfers. The tournament’s top sponsors so far for 2009 include Trinity Transport, Inc. and Discover Bank. The foundation uses the annual pool of funds to focus donations to three main causes: Delaware Youth Leadership Academy (DYLA), the American Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association. Other community support is provided to other worthy community causes such as the Delaware Teen Challenge, Down Syndrome Guild, Delaware Humane Society, and Muscular Dystrophy. The morning registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. with an 8:30 tee time. The afternoon registration will begin at 12:45 with a 1:30 tee time. The tournament’s focus is to host 250 golfers and find at least 150 generous sponsors to collectively meet our goal of $35,000 this year. The cost to play in the tournament is $100 per player and sponsorships begin at $125. Players will receive a gift pack, round of golf, and a chance to win a car. There will also be food followed by awards. If you are interested in playing with a team of four or sponsoring the event, please visit or e-mail foundation@ About Trinity Foundation- The Trinity Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. It was created in 2005 to give structure to the efforts of the employees of Trinity Transport, Inc. to give back to the community. Trinity has a long history of volunteer service, and more than 80 volunteers perform community service each year on behalf of the organization. The Trinity Foundation’s purpose is to continually improve people’s lives by serving and investing in our community to promote wellness, inspire giving, and influence our future leaders. For information on how to get involved or donate, contact and visit For more information on Trinity Transport, Inc., e-mail or visit




MORNING STAR • MAY 28 - JUNE 3, 2009

Sussex Tech’s Brooke Tull puts down a sac bunt in the 11th inning of last weekend’s playoff game against Red Lion Christian. The Ravens went on to score the winning run in the inning to advance to the second round. Photo by Mike McClure

Sussex Tech softball continued the ball on a sharp grounder to the right side by Doherty, ending the inning. Smith struck out the side in the top of the sixth, notching her fifth strikeout in three innings of work. The Ravens were down to their final at bat in the bottom of the seventh when Cassidy Taylor reached on an infield single and went to second on an error. Pavlik delineated an RBI double to knot the score, but was left on base. Red Lion added a run in the top of the ninth as Stephanie Manning singled and scored on a single by Sammi Schivock. Sussex Tech answered with a run in the bottom of the inning with a leadoff double by Allen and an RBI double by Pavlik (3-3). The game went to the international tiebreaker in the top of the 10th with each team starting the inning with a runner on second base. Rebecca Creighton went to third on a ground out and scored on a wild pitch for a 4-3 Lions’ lead. Once again the Ravens had to rally to avoid being upset. Lauren Smith moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on an error to knot the score at 4-4. Red Lion Christian was kept off the

board in the top of the 11th inning and Sussex Tech sent its third and fourth hitters to the plate with a runner in scoring position in the bottom of the inning. Tull put down a sac bunt to move Kim Smith to third and was safe at first. Allen followed with the game-winning single to send the Ravens to the second round against Milford (Tuesday). “I was just concentrating on getting a little base hit. I was just confident that I could get it in a hole and I did,” Allen said. “I was proud of how they handled it (the tiebreaker). That’s when you have to bunt your number three hitter,” said Sussex Tech coach John Marvel. “I think that play with her being safe and putting two runners on base seemed to take the wind out of their sails.” Pavlik went 3-4 with a pair of doubles and a home run while knocking in three runs and Allen batted 2-5 with a double and an RBI. Smith allowed two runs on two hits and struck out 10 in eight innings of relief. “We’re just blessed. Kim is really good at relief,” Marvel added. “It (the win) should give us a springboard into the next game.”

JV SOCCER- The Seaford High School JV girls’ soccer players proudly display their recent awards given at the team’s annual banquet. Shown (l to r) are: Shanice Cannon, Most Improved Player; Kaitlyn Johnson, Best Offensive Player; Martha Lamb, Best Defensive Player; and JV Coach Rebecca Meredith. Not shown is Alexis Hawkins, Most Valuable Player Award.

Shown are Sydney and Jenna Beard of Seaford who recently competed with Twisters Gymnsatics of Berlin at the Maryland State Gymnastics championships.

Beards compete in Maryland State Gymnastics championships

Sydney and Jenna Beard of Seaford recently competed in the Maryland State Level 4 Gymnastics championships as first year competitive gymnasts with Twisters Gymnastics of Berlin. The Beards joined the Twisters on March 1 after competing with another gym for the past several years. Jenna scored her personal best on all four events and brought home a medal on balance beam with a 9.0 giving her a ninth place finish in her age group. With a 9.275 on vault, a 9.125 on floor and an 8.9 on bars, she finished with a 36.30 in the all around giving her an 11th place medal out of 29 girls in her age group. Sydney also scored her personal best on all four events and with 9.15 brought home a seventh place medal on balance beam in her age group of 29 girls. With a 9.1 on vault, a 7.95 on bars after a fall, and an 8.825 on floor, she finished just out of medal range in the all around with a 35.025. Both girls were excited to have qualified for and medal in the Maryland State Championships in their first year of level four competition and are looking forward to a very successful year next season.

NANTICOKE LITTLE LEAGUE- Haley Gray of the Giants swings the bat for a single in the Nanticoke Little League softball game played recently. Daniel King of the Braves fields the ball in the third inning of play at the Nanticoke Little League field during the 9-10 year old Minor League game between the Red Sox and Braves. Coaches asked to send results to the Star each week. Photos by Lynn Schofer

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PAGE 29 BOYS’ TENNIS BANQUET- The Seaford High School boys’ tennis team celebrated a winning season on Tuesday at The Empire Buffet in Seaford. Coach Phil Burtelle told his players he was proud of the season and especially proud of them. He also thanked Galen Brosius for his continued commitment to the team. Burtelle will lose several seniors but said he has a strong team returning next year with some especially talented players. The Henlopen Conference Championship team include Zak Parks, Dustin Venables, Daniel DeMott, Tyrek Camper, Steve Neithardt, Phillip DeMott, Arlie Wooters, Tim Halter, and Spencer Noel. Nic Hunt awarded Tyrek Camper with the trophy for winning the annual JV tournament. The JV players include Nic Hunt, Tyrek Camper, Zack Cain, DeShawn McIvor, Jose Cortez, Dan Seeley, Charles Michel, Dustin Venables, Ryan Stewart, Frank Stewart, Terry Wooters, John Schwinn, Corey Darden, Kirk Neal, and Julio Ramirez. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Western Sussex athletes named to Henlopen spring all-conference teams The following Western Sussex student athletes were named to the spring allconference teams (some lists had not been released prior to the Star’s deadline): Softball- first team- Brooke Tull, Sussex Tech, pitcher; Jenna Allen, Sussex Tech, first base; Alexis Oliphant, Laurel, center field; Grace Reardon, Woodbridge, utility; Brittney Brit- Melony Thompson tingham, Laurel, at large; Melony Thompson, Sussex Tech, at large; Jenna Cahall, Laurel, at large Second team- Kelsey Oliphant, Laurel, catcher; Kelsey Doherty, Sussex Tech, second base; Logan Pavlik, Sussex Tech, outfield; Danielle Griffin, Woodbridge, at large; Stephanie Wheatley, Laurel, at large; Kim Smith, Sussex Tech, at large Honorable mention- Shannon Wilson, Delmar; Brooke Evans, Laurel; Haley Quillen, Seaford; Lauren Smith, Sussex Tech; Sam Melson, Woodbridge Girls’ Soccer- first team- Corie Elliot, Delmar; Samantha Johnson, Delmar; Kelsey Hoch, Seaford; Leanne Rowe, Sussex Tech; Leslie DeRoche, Woodbridge Second team- Kelsey Murrell, Delmar;

Tori Seuss, Sussex Tech; Uri Robelledo, Seaford; Kelli Warner, Woodbridge; Katina Stamat, Sussex Tech; Abby Atkins, Sussex Tech; Brittani Scott, Delmar; Ashley Matos, Leslie DeRoche Delmar Honorable mention- Chloe Hurley, Delmar; Tiffany Fogel, Laurel; Jamie Swain, Seaford; Lauren Burkholder, Sussex Tech; Kelsey Johnson, Woodbridge Boys’ tennis- first team- Spencer Noel, Seaford, second singles; Ethan Lee, Seaford, third singles Coach of the year- Phil Burtelle, Seaford Girls’ tennis- first team- Kelly Kimpton, Seaford, first singles Second team- Whitley Maddox, Seaford, second singles; Kim Graves, Seaford, third singles Boys’ lacrosse- first team- David Fluharty, Sussex Tech, attack; Ben Bateman, Sussex Tech Honorable mention- Kevin Forse, Delmar; Tyler Justice, Sussex Tech See next week’s Star for the other Henlopen all-conference lists as well as first team photos.

The Seaford Junior Open Tennis Tournament was held in Seaford on Memorial Day. Pictured (l to r) are the participants: Galen Brosius, tournament director; Kelly Kimpton, Girls’ 18 winner; Alex Kimpton, Girls’ 12 winner; Tim Halter; Steve Kimpton, assistant director. Not pictured is Ethan Lee.

Local players named to Diamond State all-conference baseball team

The following Delmarva Christian varsity baseball players were selected to the Diamond State all-conference baseball teams: First team- Justin Hawkes, outfield; Mike LaPointe, DH; Adam Troyer, utility Second team- Casey Zitvogel, pitcher Coach of the Year- Ed Zitvogel

Jared Banning backs up at third base while Zach Reynolds completes the tag on the toss from Joey Mitchell in the pick-off play of a St. Elizabeth’s runner. Seaford completed the baseball season last Wednesday at home against St. Elizabeth’s. Photo by Lynn Schofer Madison Lemon of the Angels fields the ball at third base to throw out the runner during a recent Nanticoke Little League softball game in Seaford. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Giants’ catcher Kyrsten Lambrose lets the chest protector block the ball in a Nanticoke Little League softball game against the Angels. Photo by Lynn Schofer

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Delaware Tech golfer to compete in national tournament Travis Parker of Lewes will represent Delaware Technical & Community College in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Men’s Golf Championship in Chautauqua, N.Y., on June 1-5. Parker, a second-year student in the Communications program, qualified for the national tournament after finishing fourth place overall in the NJCAA Region XIX tournament in Cape May on May 11-12. He shot 78 on the first day and a 70, one under par, on the second day for a combined score of 148. “I was thrilled that I was able to leave everything aside and just play,” Parker said of the regional tournament. “I am trying not to stress and just let things go.” “I am very proud of Travis; he knew going into the regional tournament what it was going to take to qualify for the national tournament. He rose to the occasion and surpassed every expectation I had of him,” said Delaware Tech Head Coach Tom Jackson. “He is a special player with Delaware Tech student Travis Parker a chance to make a real splash in New will compete in the NJCAA golf championship in New York June 1-5. York.” Parker said he feels confident in his ability to compete in the national championship and is excited about the opportunity to play against highly ranked golfers from other two-year colleges.

Ketterman, Hooper win ‘Bad 8’ races at U.S. 13 Dragway By Charlie Brown

The Bad 8 Open Wheel and Full Body racers were back at the U.S. 13 Dragway on Sunday. W.R. Ketterman of Salisbury and Mike Hooper of Hurlock were the “badest” of the Bad 8. Bobby Insley of Crisfield had a perfect reaction light to win in Super Pro. Jim Williams of Seaford took the win in Pro while James Farmer of Felton rode to the win in Pro Bike. Other winners on the day included: Crystal Hudson of Millsboro in Street; Dale Stark of Dover in Import; Jack Moore of Dover in Bike Trophy; Paul Riddle, Jr. of Millsboro in Jr. Dragster 1 and Cortney Cathell of Laurel in Jr. Dragster 2. In the Bad 8 Open Wheel final it was the two quick dragsters of W.R. Ketterman and Danny Bastianelli of Georgetown. It was a fantastic run with Ketterman taking the win with a near perfect run. Ketterman had a perfect reaction of .000 and ran a 7.473/177.58 on a 7.47 dial-in for the win. Bastianelli launched with a .002 reaction light but broke out with a 7.584/174.11 on a 7.60 dial. Low E.T. and Top Speed in qualifying was set by John Myers of Glen Burnie, Md., with a 7.295/183.00. In the Full Body final it was Mike Hooper in his ’92 Firebird facing Jay Bradford of Newark, Md., in his ’84 Lumina. Hooper was on his dial taking the win with an 8.757/155.49 on an 8.75 dial. Bradford was too quick breaking out with an 8.610/153.81 on an 8.62 dial. Low E.T. and Top Speed were set by Michael Bradford with a 7.701/188.12. in his ’69 Mustang. Bad 8 winner, Ketterman advanced through the Super Pro eliminations to meet Insley. Ketterman spoiled his sweep with a red light foul and Insley took the win with a perfect light and a 7.738/172.84. Semi-finalists were Vic

Gordy of Ellendale and Ben Parks of Salisbury. Williams met Eddie Baker of Salisbury in the Pro final. Williams took the double break out win with a 9.581/132.41 on a 9.59 dial while Baker was out by more with an 11.179/117.34 on an 11.21 dial. Semi-finalist was Tim Foskey, Jr. of Rhodesdale, Md. Farmer rode up against Sean Tilghman of Ridgley, Md., in the Pro Bike final. Farmer continues to be on top of his game taking his third win of the season with a 9.203/134.18 on a 9.19 dial. Tilghman ran a quick 8.986/136.57 on an 8.90 dial. Semi-finalist was Troy Joshua of Queen Anne. Defending Street champion, Hudson defeated former Pro Bike champion Jon Bartkovich of Salisbury in the Street final. Hudson ran a 12.604/104.17 on a 12.56 dial while Bartkovich broke out with a 15.215/89.49 on a 15.22 dial. Dale Stark had the better reaction and took the win in Import over Matt Pry of Millsboro. Stark ran a 14.226/94.28 on a 14.20 dial while Pry ran a 17.009/91.06 on a 12.60 dial. Jack Moore rode to the win in Bike Trophy over Don Lukens of Dover. Moore ran a 10.414/127.62 on a 10.25 dial while Lukens had an 11.659/122.23 on an 11.20 dial. The Jr. Dragster 1 final paired Riddle, Jr. and Kody Mariner of Salisbury. Mariner had the better reaction but broke out with an 8.936/72.86 on an 8.94 dial and Riddle was on his dial for the win with an 8.949/72.00 on an 8.94. Cathell had a solo run in the final for her second win of the season running a hot 7.996/82.13 on a 7.99 dial. The Summit E.T. Point Series continues this Sunday with “Double Points.” Gates open at 10 a.m. with time runs at 11 a.m. and eliminations at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Richard Jarvis, Jr. gets second win in Delaware Late Models By Charlie Brown

Richard Jarvis, Jr. viewed Saturday night’s 20-lap Kyle Dixon Memorial Super Late Model feature as a good shake down for the upcoming Thursday night World of Outlaw Late Model invasion. Jarvis took the lead just past the halfway point at the U.S. 13 Speedway in Delmar and went on to his second win of the season. Rick Whaley started on the pole and set the pace until lap three when Ross Robinson moved on top. Jarvis was able to work his way through the field from his seventh starting spot into third by lap three. He then was able to close the gap between himself and lead duo before the yellow was out on lap six as Barry Beauchamp came to a stop. On the restart Jarvis quickly worked by Whaley for second before two more yellows for Bob Geiger and David Pettyjohn with a flat flew on laps eight and nine. At the halfway sign the top five were Robinson, Jarvis, Whaley, Donald Lingo, Jr. and Kerry King. Robinson and Jarvis put on a good back and forth battle before Jarvis moved on top on lap 12. The final yellow was out five laps later as Geiger slowed setting up a green-whitecheckered finish. Jarvis got a great restart and went on to his second win in the Mid-Coastal Siding/ Rocket. Jarvis admitted he was looking forward to Thursday night. In last year’s World of Outlaw event Jarvis timed fourth fast before having engine problems which ended his night. Robinson who put on a great battle with Whaley to win his heat finished in second with Whaley again chasing him in third. Fourth went to Lingo, Jr. and

Kenny Pettyjohn, making his first start of the year, finished in fifth. The second heat was won by David Pettyjohn. The caution filled 15-lap Crate Model feature got off to a bad start as Josh Millman and Mike Wilson tangled before the first lap was complete. The yellow would fly a total of six more times during the event. Tyler Reed led the first three laps before Chris Hitchens moved on top. Reed came to a stop on lap six moving Herb Tunis into second. At the halfway sign the top five were Hitchens, Tunis, Joe Warren, Ryan Walls and Clint Chalabala. The race developed into a three car battle between Hitchens, Tunis and Walls. On lap 12, Walls made a charge on the outside taking both Tunis and Hitchens but the final caution flew for a tangle before the lap was complete putting Walls back in third for the restart. Hitchens, who had slid high allowing the pass from Walls, didn’t make the same mistake twice as he kept the car in the low groove and drove the Connell Roofing/ Rocket to his second straight checkered. Tunis held off Walls for second with Warren fourth and Chalabala fifth. Fast time in qualifying was set by Hitchens. Dylan Betts wasted no time jumping out front in the Slide for 5 finale. Randy Gray was able to run down Betts with the two getting together in the third turn. Betts was the first to recover and drove to yet another victory. For his efforts Betts received $133 from the Dixon family in memory of Kyle and his No. 133 that he drove in the Slide for 5. Gray finished in second with Brent Lewis third. Fourth went to Shane Phillips and Sean Wilkerson, driving Dixon’s former car, came from the rear to finish in fifth.

Seaford/Laurel Star scoreboard (for the week of 5/18)

Nanticoke Little LeagueBaseball- Braves 15, Marlins 13- Ronald Jones had two hits including a double and a home run and Daniel King also had two hits and picked up the win for the Braves. Woodbridge Little LeagueBaseball- Major League- Seaford Moose #1728 2, Select Financial 0- Nick Smith and Matthew Chaffinch both pitched a complete game, but Smith and the Moose came out on top. Smith scattered three hits and struck out six in the complete game shutout. Chaffinch allowed just four hits and struck out 12 for Select Financial. At the plate, Smith singled and scored a run and Nick Rosado had the game winning RBI as he had a two-run double in the fourth inning. Logan Wescott went 2-3 with a run, Joshua Vazquez led the Moose defense with seven putouts and Noah Perry had two spectacular catches in center field. For Select Financial Group, David Gray, Coulter Gingerich and William Bevins each had a single. DaVahn Lee was the defensive stand out for Select Financial with six putouts. Seaford Moose #1728 9, Timmons Amusements 1- Joshua Vazquez pitched a complete game three hitter and struck out 11. At the plate, Vazquez had an RBI single; Kani Kane went 3-3 with a triple, a double and two runs; and Nick Rosado went 2-3 with two runs and two RBIs. Logan Wescott and Noah Perry both singled and scored a run; Jared Hopkins had an RBI single and two runs; Josh Reibsome drove in a run with a single; Nick Smith had an RBI single and a run; and Josh Sprout singled. For Timmons, Emil Gallo singled and scored a run; Ryan Parker had an RBI double; and Anthony Lucke singled. No results were submitted for Laurel Little League or Delmar Little League.

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Mystics-Sparks game- The Seaford Recreation Department will take a trip to see the WNBA game between the Washington Mystics and the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday, July 11. The cost is $50 which includes transportation and lower level ticket to the game. Call 629-6809 to reserve your tickets. Tennis Free-For-All- The SRD’s Tennis Free-For-All will take place on Sunday, June 7 from 3-5 p.m. at the high school courts. There will be free snacks and drinks. Come enjoy a free clinic and win prizes while signing up for the department’s summer tennis programs. Rackets will be provided. Little Smashers- The Little Smashers program is open to children ages 4-7 at a cost of $25. It will take place June 15-19 from 9-10 a.m. and will feature basic tennis instruction to introduce your child to the game. Tennis Clinic- SRD’s tennis clinic will take place Mondays and Wednesday from 8:30-10 a.m. The clinic, which takes place June 22- July 15, is open to children ages 6-12 at a cost of $40. It is designed to help kids learn the basic fundamentals and rules of the game Team Tennis- The Seaford Recreation Department will hold team tennis on the following days: Ages 6-14 ($50)- Tuesday and Thursday 8:30-10 a.m., Ages 10-18 ($60)- Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-7:30 p.m. The program will feature fun game play combined with instruction based on skill level. Youth Flag Football Tournament- A Youth Flag Football Tournament will be held Saturday, June 13 at the Seaford Sports Complex. The double elimination tournament is for ages 11 and under at a cost of $100 per team. Contact Richie West at 2493335 or call the Rec Office at 629-6809 for more information.

STAR TEAM OF THE WEEK- Shown is the Woodbridge varsity baseball team. Send your varsity, JV, middle school, or youth sports team photo to to be a Star Team of the Week.

The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club offers summer sports programs

The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club is offering the following summer sports programs (age determined as of June 1): Jr. NBA Basketball- ages 3-18- cost $15 per player- This program is divided by the following age groups: U6 (3,4,5) U9 (6,7,8) U12 (9,10,11) U15 (12,13,14) U18 (15,16,17). This league is for the skilled and nonskilled players. Teams selected by the Athletics Department. The league meets two times per week and begins on June 15 and ends July 9. It will take place Monday - Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Bitty Soccer- ages 3-5- cost $10 per player- Bitty soccer is designed for the 3-5 year olds to keep them active and learn the skills and rules of soccer. This is an introduction to soccer. Members will be placed on teams and

will practice and learn the game of soccer. The league will run July 13-30 and will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. Bitty Flag Football- ages 3-5- Cost $10 per player- Bitty Football is for those siblings who are not old enough for league play. Players will learn the basics of football and play games. The league will take place July 21-29 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. Football Camp- ages 7-15- Cost $15 per player- This camp is designed to enhance skills on and off the field. This conditioning camp is great for beginners and advanced players. It will take place July 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 from 6-8 p.m. Times and dates of leagues are subject to changed based on enrollment. All registration fees along with completed membership forms are due prior to start of the league. Sneakers are required for all athletic events. If you have any questions, please call Karen at 302-628-3789. Register on any of the following dates: May 26, June 2, June 4, June 9, or June 11 from 5-6:30 p.m. Register early, slots are limited.

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Estate of Bonnie M. Huffman, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Bonnie M. Huffman who departed this life on the 28th day of March, A.D. 2009 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Doris Marine, Sandra Dukes on the 8th day of May, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executrices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executrices on or before the 28th day of November, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executrices: Doris Marine 30354 E. Trap Pond Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Sandra Dukes 28385 Dukes Lumber Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 5/21/3tc



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THIS SPECIAL REFERENDUM DOES NOT INCREASE THE SCHOOL TAX RATE WHY IS THERE A NEED TO DO THIS? The Delaware State Budget Office continues to recommend that the Delmar School District lower its Debt Service account. In order to comply with this recommendation, a transfer from the debt services tax fund to current operating expenses is being sought for approval. There will be an informational meeting held in the District Board Room on Wednesday May 27, 2009 at 7:00PM. The Delmar School Board Education asks for your continued support by coming out and voting for this NON TAX INCREASING REFERENDUM. For additional information please contact the district office at 302-846-9544.

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Estate of Esther Hannah Van Kampen, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Esther Hannah Van Kampen who departed this life on the 2nd day of March, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Lewis Van Kampen on the 12th day of May, A.D. 2009, 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 2nd day of November, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator: Lewis Van Kampen 9 Marathon Dr. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 5/21/3tc


Estate of Freddie Roberts, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Freddie Roberts who departed this life on the 14th day of April, A.D. 2009 late of Delmar, DE were duly granted unto Denise Ward on the 7th day of May, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all

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Estate of Beatrice Frye Laing, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Beatrice Frye Laing who departed this life on the 11th day of April, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Barry Johnson on the 4th day of May, A.D. 2009, 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 11th day of December, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Barry Johnson 647 Massachusetts Ave. N.E. Washington, DE 20002 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 5/14/3tc

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Estate of Luther Whitt, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Luther Whitt who departed this life on the 19th day of March, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Ermadine Whitt on the 29th day of April, A.D. 2009, 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

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Multi-Grammy winning Grand Ole Opry Member Pam Tillis will travel to Milton to headline an acoustic trio at Governor Markell’s Annual Summer Bash to benefit the Delaware Food Bank.

Pam Tillis to headline Summer Bash Grammy Award-winning country star Pam Tillis will be the headliner at Gov. Jack Markell’s Sixth Annual Summer Bash. The “A Better Delaware campaign event will begin at noon, Saturday, June 6, in Milton. “As we navigate these trying economic times, we recognize there are individuals and families in need,” said Markell, “so we’ve selected the Food Bank of Delaware to support this year.” “The goal of the party is to not only raise some money for the Food Bank, but to fill a trailer with nonperishable food, said Corey Marshall-Steele, event organizer. “We’re expecting 1,000 people this year, so if each guest brings one or two non-perishable food items along with them when they attend the concert, we’ll be able to provide tremendous support to needy families throughout the state.” The Food Bank of Delaware not only distributes nonperishable foods to individuals, but it also offers the products to feeding programs and qualified agencies. The bank has refrigerator and freezer space at its Milford and Newark facilities. The organization partners with a variety of food distributors who sell fresh and frozen foods to the bank at discounted prices. The bank, in turn, offers the food for distribution to qualified food pantries, soup kitchens, day-care centers, youth programs, senior centers, homeless

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Delmarva auto alley Buckle up because the Outlaws are back in town By Bonnie Nibblett

Racing action at the Delaware Motorsports Complex in Delmar, presents a great show tonight, weather permitting, with a rain date set for Friday, May 29. The circle track has had the WoOLMS for the last few seasons and they are always a crowd pleaser. The roar of those super late models just pounds through your body. It truly is an awesome sight to see and feel. You don’t want to miss this show! The complex runs all three tracks with a different flavor of racing for everyone. The complex is the home of the Delaware International Speedway (1/2 mile clay oval track), the U.S. 13 Dragway (1/4 mile strip), and the U.S. 13 Kart Club Track. The complex is located just a half mile north of the Mason Dixon state line

in Delmar; just 30 minutes to the beach and 50 miles from Dover. The WoOLMS touring series points leader is Darrell Lanigan; rounding out the top five are Josh Richards, Shane Clanton, Steve Francis and Rick Eckert. A handful of our local drivers that may show up are Austin Hubbard, Ricky Elliott, Richard Jarvis Jr., Donald Lingo Jr., Rick Whaley and David Hill. The prize award is a cool $10,000. The Southern Delaware Vintage will share the show. This is a spectacular event to see! Other track action was on May 12 when the WoO Sprints returned. Their last visit was in 2003, making it their first appearance on the mid east coast as well. “The Dude” Danny Lasoski took the checkered flag to claim the win. The remaining top five were Steve Kinser, Jac Haudenschild, Daryn Pittman and Lucas

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Delmarva auto alley Watson gets first modified win at Delaware in Kyle Dixon memorial By Charlie Brown

The NAPA Big Block Modifieds took off the gloves and put on the wings, side panels and spoilers in the Kyle Dixon Memorial “Run What You Brung” NAPA Big Block Modified feature, Saturday night at the Delaware International Speedway. Fans were stunned when Ontario, Canada’s Stewart Friesen driving Will Brown’s creation, turned a lap of 17.779 seconds at over 101 miles per hour in winning the qualifying heat but it was second year driver, Jordan Watson that got the cheers as he drove to his first career win in the 25-lap main. It was the first time in years that the NAPA Big Block Modifieds were allowed to bolt on wings and side panels and run open competition style. A wide variety of creations took to the track for the 25 lapper with Chad Clark starting on the pole. The night was almost over before it started for Stewart Friesen who started in 10th when his right front wheel collapsed and he slid to safety in the infield on lap two. Jordan Watson put on a great wheel to wheel battle with his brother Joseph for the second while Clark stayed smooth out front. Jordan edged into second for lap four and three laps later was riding on the rear bumper of Clark. Jordan continued his charge taking the lead for lap eight with Joseph following into second one lap later. At the halfway sign the top five were Jordan Watson, Joseph Watson, Clark, Jeff Brown and Howard O’Neal. The first yellow of the event didn’t fly until lap 15 when Donnie Radd slowed with a flat. On the restart, Jamie Mills moved into the top five behind O’Neal. The yellow was back out on lap 18 when Norman Short, Jr. came to a stop. Back to green it was still the Watson’s setting the pace with Clark third. O’Neal took third with four laps to go. With two to go the yellow was out for a final time as Scott VanGorder slowed. On the restart Mills mounted a challenge on

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O’Neal for third. At the checkered it was Jordan Watson, in the Cortland Manor/ReMax Twin Counties/Bicknell, pumping his fist in the air in celebration of his first win. Brother Joseph finished in the second spot holding off his uncle, Mills, for a one-twothree sweep for the Mills family. “We had the car definitely hooked up,” smiled Watson in victory lane. “The crew put in a lot of hard hours this week building the side boards, getting the stagger right and getting the car hooked up for this deal. It was definitely handling. Somebody that has always driven a sprint car told me when you feel like you have to lift – don’t lift!” O’Neal ended a good run in the fourth spot and Clark was very consistent in finishing fifth. Heats were won by Freisen and Mills. A scary moment occurred in the second heat when Dale Hawkins got over the wheel of Jeff Brown and flipped end over end several times off the third turn. Hawkins was able to walk away from the crash under his own power. The AC Delco Modifieds put on a good run in their 15-lap feature. Rookie Kyle Fuller led the first two laps before Michael White moved on top. The only two cautions in the race were back to back. On lap three, Herbie Hempel got into the wall and on the restart a battle up front produced a tangle that involved Shawn Ward, Brad Trice, Bobby Ballantine, John Curtis and Herman Powell. Powell’s car received heavy damage and was out for the night. The rest of the race was all-green and all Michael White. Fuller kept within striking distance. Traffic in the closing laps produced a couple of close calls for White but he was able to drive the J&M Roofing/ Plum Creek Farms/Teo to his third win of the season. Adam Jarrell came on strong at the end and took second with Fuller third, Tim Trimble fourth and Matt Hawkins fifth. White set fast time in qualifying. Steve White remained perfect in the Mod Lite division. Paul McGinley led the first three laps as White was on a charge from ninth. White took second from Curt

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You Brung was just last weekend; they sure can come up with crazy looking cars. On Saturday, the mighty URC Sprints will return to DIS. All of these shows with URC Sprints WoOLMS coincide with the big Dover International Speedway NASCAR event. Come kick off your race weekend with tonight’s show, then the URC Sprints on Saturday. You never know who might stop in from NASCAR to race! The US 13 Dragway will run this Sunday with the Summit ET Brackets with double points. Gates open at 10 a.m. with time trials starting at 11 a.m. Check the track’s hotline at 302-846-3968, call the

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MORNING STAR • MAY 28 - JUNE 3, 2009

It may be an onion, but it’s as sweet as it can be

When Mose Coleman bit into the new onion he cultivated on his Georgia farm in 1931, he was in oretta norr for a bit of a shock — it wasn’t pungent, it was sweet! It took some fancy talking to sell his crop at market, but it wasn’t long before 50 pounds of this novelty vegetable was going for $3.50, a fortune in the Depression-era south. His fellow farmers, recognizing a good thing when they saw it, began growing it as well and before long, the town of Vidalia, in Toombs County, Ga., became the home of 1 cup milk 2 eggs the now- famous Vidalia Onion. The pale yellow, juicy Vidalia is prized 2 cups shredded extra sharp Cheddar, plus extra for top for its sweet, delicate flavor. Although 4 cups cooked rice the growing season lasts only from April 1 tsp. freshly chopped parsley leaves through June, controlled atmosphere sci1 tsp. freshly chopped thyme leaves ence allows these onions to be distributed 1 tsp. chopped basil leaves into the fall. Wrapped individually in aluSalt & freshly ground black pepper minum foil and stored in the refrigerator, they can keep for weeks. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Besides being delicious, they’re a good Butter a large casserole dish. In a large source of Vitamin C, low in calories (60 pan over medium-high heat, sauté onions per medium onion) and are fat-, choleswith 2 tablespoons of butter and cayenne terol- and sodium-free. until translucent. Add the spinach and Vidalians celebrate this special member cook for 3 minutes. Set aside. of the lily family with a festival in late In a large bowl, whisk together milk April. Cook-offs, eating contests, pageants and eggs. Add the cheese, rice, parsley, and parades salute the honored bulb. thyme, basil and spinach mixture. ComHere are a few award winning cook off bine well. Season with salt and pepper. recipes from the Vidalia Onion Festival. Pour into prepared casserole dish and top with extra shredded cheese. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve piping hit. Vidalia Onions & Olives Fiesta Dip Makes 12 servings. First-place appetizer (2008)



The Practical Gourmet

1 small can chopped black olives 1⁄2 cup Vidalia Onions (chopped finely) 1 can whole kernel corn (drained) 1 package dry ranch dressing mix 2 8-oz. blocks cream cheese

Bring cream cheese to room temperature. Mix all ingredients together. Serve with Fritos or crackers. Vidalia Onion & Rice Casserole Third-place side dish (2009)

2 tbsp butter, plus more for dish 1 medium Vidalia Onion, minced Pinch cayenne pepper 1 pkg. frozen spinach, thawed, drained and chopped

Shrimp & Vidalia Pasta Salad First-place main course (2007) 1 lb. rotini pasta 1 lb. shrimp (shelled) 1 cup mayo 1 cup cole slaw dressing 1 cup golden raisins 1 cup dried cranberries 1 large can pineapple tidbits (drained) 1 cup grapes (sliced) 1 large Vidalia Onion (chopped) Cook pasta and drain. Sautee shrimp in olive oil and let cool. Mix all ingredients together and chill overnight

Scrapbooking clinic to be sponsored by Girl Scouts The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council will sponsor a scrapbooking clinic on Saturday, June 13, at Mount Olivet Church in Seaford. Girls in kindergarten through the fifth grade are welcome to attend from 10 a.m. to noon. A clinic for girls in grades six through 12 will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Girls should bring six to 12 pictures of their favorite people, places or things. Cost is $5 per girl and financial assistance is available.

Girls do not have to be a Girl Scout to register for this event. For more details or to register for the Scrapbooking Clinic, call Cindy Lindenlauf at 1-800-374-9811, ext. 25 or email her Registration deadline is June 10. Payment may be mailed to Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council, Attn: Cindy Lindenlauf, 911 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.

Crab cake competition will again be part of Coast Day

Do you have a recipe that could win the coveted title of “Delaware’s Best Crab Cakes?” Find out by entering your recipe by Friday, Aug. 7, to be considered for one of eight finalist positions in the 20th Coast Day Crab Cake Cook-Off. Finalists will compete for cash prizes, a plaque and an opportunity to return as a judge next year. The contest will be held at Coast Day, Sunday, Oct. 4, at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del. Sponsored by the Delaware Sea Grant College Program and the University of Delaware College of Marine and Earth Studies (CMES), Coast Day is an annual educational festival and showcase for Delaware’s rich marine resources. The event, which attracts about 10,000 visitors each year, has won state and national awards for its efforts to promote environmental education and stewardship. Doris Hicks, seafood technology specialist for Delaware Sea Grant and organizer of the cook-off, said the event is an opportunity for both professional and amateur cooks to celebrate the blue crab, one of Delmarva’s most valuable seafood resources. “Be as creative as you want,” she said, explaining that previous contestants

have used special ingredients ranging from cornmeal to lemon dill sauce. “Dress up a traditional recipe or develop a totally new one,” she added. “The trick is to come up with a recipe that complements the crabmeat without overpowering it.” All crab cakes must be made from 100 percent blue-crab meat. Each finalist will receive two pounds of jumbo lump blue-crab meat to use the day of the competition. All other ingredients and cooking utensils are the contestant’s responsibility. Judging will be based on originality, predominance of crabmeat, taste and texture. For a complete set of contest rules and an entry form, visit the Web site rules_entry.pdf or contact Delaware Sea Grant at 302-645-4346 or by e-mail at For more about Coast Day, visit the Web site Award-winning recipes from Coast Day’s first 17 years are published in a commemorative Coast Day Crab Cake Cookbook. The spiral-bound booklet costs $6. The cookbook will be available at Coast Day, or you can order one now by visiting the Web site www.ocean.udel. edu/about/giftshop.shtml or by calling 302-831-8083.

FEEL LIKE A FISH Thanks (kids) for OUT OF WATER? MORNING STAR • MAy 28 - JuNe 3, 2009

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those memories

Our first trip to Disney World was nearly 40 years ago with the rank alio first two of our five kids; I-95 had not been completed and there was our 41 years of marjust the Magic Kingdom. I recall going over a bridge in Savanna, riage we must have done GA that went straight up and straight down which gave me the some things right in raiswillies. I revisited that area a few years ing our kids. back during an Election Center conference. The bridge has been replaced with a lower one and a Hyatt Hotel is nearby only a block dragging, but wanting not to miss the away from Paula Dean’s restaurant where moment, knowing at our age this could we enjoyed a wonderful dinner. be our last time with the entire family. In later years we took the three other This kept us going in the 90-degree plus kids to Disney and in recent years it was weather. just the bride and me. My other concern was would everyone As the family grew I had hopes of a get along? I’ve seen families where there family vacation at Disney , but getting ev- seems to be conflict. I’ve never noticed it eryone, (22) on the same schedule seemed in my family and they know I don’t conlike an impossible task until son number done conflict. two, his bride, teamed with daughter numMy dad always told me and I have ber three and husband who pooled four passed it onto my kids that the only true weeks of timeshares for four units at the friends you have when you are in trouble Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Orlando, are in your family. a stone’s throw from Sea World. Again, my fears were unwarranted. The If you own a timeshare you know it’s kids played together, the older grandkids no easy task getting one unit for one week carried the smaller ones, looked out for in that area. Imagine the task involved in them, and the parents huddled, talked, getting four large units in the same buildlaughed and joked, which made the trip ing. To their credit they worked through more enjoyable and memorable. the maize to achieve their goal. It was sad seeing everyone depart. We Getting commitments from the family did not join the journey home staying members was the next hurdle. Retired, we another week on the east coast near Cape thought we were free at any time. Wrong! Canaveral where we had planned on visitAfter making the commitment to go, my ing classmate Howard McCrea, who had bride, who has co-chaired with Jay Hall terminal cancer, and wife Peggy. the annual Laurel Alumni Banquet for all Unfortunately, he passed away a month 19 years found the dates were the same, before our visit, but we spent time with but family first and knowing her commitPeggy. tee could handle the banquet, we were on As I sit at the table writing about our board as was the rest of the family. trip, a little choked up as I type, I’m thinkEight grandchildren, two greats and ing about a recent conversation with my 12 adults gathered at son number two’s bride on this trip that in our 41 years of five-bedroom home in Chesapeake, VA marriage we must have done some things earlier this month. The plan was to leave right in raising our kids. at 4 in the morning, grab the kids in their To think family meant so much to our P.J.’s and leave getting breakfast later in kids that they went to this trouble to bring the morning. No small task. Air mattresses us all together is breath taking. were all over the place. With all the health problems the But the kids fooled us; with visions “Golden Years” have brought the both of of the Magic Kingdom dancing in their us, this trip was certainly the highlight of heads, they were up and dressed to go. our adult years. Thank you, kids, for the Three grandkids, two greats, and one adult memory! had never been to Disney. Watching these Maybe a family cruise next? kids would be the highlight of my trip. My bride and I wondered what the price of parking would be at the parks. Community Shredding Days On our first trip it was $5, last trip $6, so In an effort to crack down on the crime we figured $10 this time; wrong, all parks of identity theft statewide, the Delaware are now $12 for parking. We had a good Attorney General’s Office is sponsoring laugh over that. And the ticket prices; oh three “community shredding days” in my God! June. I was concerned about the behavior of Free on-site document shredding will the kids; no need. For the most part they be available, and staff from the Attorney were little angels and asked for little in the General’s Consumer Protection Unit will way of souvenirs. They hit every theme be on hand to share information about park in the area, traveled to Bush Gardens identity theft. Consumers may bring up to and that night we took in a baseball game three file-sized boxes of documents; the in Clearwater between the Tampa Bay empty boxes will be returned immediately. Rays and Cleveland Indians; back at the In Sussex County, Shredding Day will units by midnight, and the kids were up take place on Saturday, June 6, from 9 and ready to go the next morning. a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Georgetown CHEER My bride and I on the other hand were Center.


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Soon, when ‘West Wing’ is done, we’ll hang our flag Anyone who drove by our house during Memorial Day weekend ynn arks might have noticed that we didn’t have our American flag hanging My husband had a on our front porch. There’s a good fury of spackling, sandreason for that: We didn’t have the correct equipment for flag hanging. ing and spackling, on Recently, I agreed to buy from Saturday and Sunday someone who called our house and and on Monday, we claimed to be disabled an Ameriapplied the final coat can flag. She was so excited to sell of paint. something and I was so pleased at making her happy that I failed to ask and she failed to tell me that got over the shock that we failed in our the flag did not come with a pole. We have usual display of patriotism, might also the bracket attached to a front porch colhave noticed our back porch, and the fact umn, but no pole to put in it from which to that from the outside, its renovation project hang our brand-new flag. appears complete. The siding is painted, That same person driving by, once he the roof and windows are finished, the



Sussex Tech lists 2009 graduates The following area students are members of Sussex Technical High School’s Class of 2009.

Bridgeville - Bill J. Balascio Jr., Matthew Lewis Burkey, Angel Lynn Culver, Tyler Conrad Faulkner, Amber Lynn Johnson, Evan Christopher Lee, Ralph Wilbert Myer, Chelsea Marie Nichols, Holly Ann Passwaters, Jason Glenn Pharo, Melina Pineyro, Nathan Judd Rider, Samantha Marann Smith, Cassandra Elizabeth Stuper, Gaudy Antonio Tatis, Gabrielle P. Venditti, Christopher Gerard Walters Jr., Skylar Dennis Willey Delmar – Nicholas Phillip Alberti, Christopher Charles Littleton, Timothy Ryan Martin, Dustin Andrew Reese, Brian Keith Saunders, Taryn Nicolette Townsend Greenwood – Heather Lorraine Fuller, Corey Lynn Green, Tamara Lynn Hanley, Alison Elizabeth Holloway, Caitlyn Michelle Rifenburg, Amanda Nicole Sturgis, Brooke Anna Tull Laurel – Zachary Sean Adkins, Jenna Nicole Allen, Mitchell Benjamin Anderson, Courtney Ann Bailey, Dale Edward Brown, Nicole Marie Brown, Caroline Rebecca Carey, Kerry Janelle Carr, Casey Lynn Carter, Kariane Lindsay Christophel, Kelsey Dawn Collins, Joshua Stewart Duryea, Dustin Michael Hitchens, Lauren Elizabeth Joseph, Faith April LaFazia and Travis Michael Larmore Sydney Elizabeth Little, Katelyn M. McClanahan, Rachael Marie Messick, Keleigh Nicole Moore, Casey Jo Mul-

len, Kristin Lynn Parsons, Tiffany Marie Phippin, Cody Ryan Shields, Rachael Erin Springer, Nicholas Dale Stearn, Kevin Ross Teves, Brittany Elizabeth Wheatley, Megan Marie Wheatley, Brandon Christopher Wilkins, Jasmine Wise and Justin Neal Worster.

Seaford – Ashley Marie Adams, Sara Morgan Adams, Kiera Denise Benson, Ashley Lee Bice, Brittany Diane Bowden, Bianca Collins, Diamond Tiara Collins, Miranda Marie Conlee, Sara Elizabeth Cramer, Michael James Cunningham, Kyle Steven Dalton, Joshua Christopher Dill and Mark Ryan Farrow. Orlando Tre’von Lee Grice, Steve R. Haney, Seth Michael Hastings, Ryan Claiborne Hill, Kyiasha M. Hood, Charlie Nicole Iacono, Ciara Alexis Jenkins, Brittnae Marie Johnson, Natalie Marie Justice, Tyler Donald Justice, Joshua Aaron LeGates, Robert Geary Lehman, Emmalee Melissa Beth Mancuso, Tasha Marie Mason, Rebecca Ann McMillin and Tara Inez McMillion. Emily Elizabeth Roe Messick, Michael John Metzler, Jill Marie Miller, Kasey Maria Moore, Brandon Michael Norman, Michael Gray O’Bier, Herbert Hamilton Quick, Matthew Curtis Read, Keena Brooke Rollins, Paul Warren Romer and Gene M. Smith III. Jon Landreth Spanish, Stephanie Lynn Spera, Chad Michael Sturgeon, Alexander Joseph Thomas, Caroline Rose Thompson, Jenna Leigh Tice, Taylor Brooke Tingle, Gavin Michael West, Courtney Lynn Whaley, Melissa Dayle Willey and Rayshon Antrell Yopp.

light is hung in the small covered stoop. And if that person, inspired by our progress, stopped to inquire as to the inside of the back porch, he would have found both my husband and me, furiously brushing on brown mustard-colored paint. Yes, nearly one year after it was started, the back porch project is nearing completion. My husband had a fury of spackling, sanding and spackling, on Saturday and Sunday and on Monday, we applied the final coat of paint. All that remains is some finishing work: window and door frames, cabinets and countertop installation. And let me say this: Finally, it is a great back porch. The goal of the project was to replace our home’s original back porch, attached to the main house, my husband was fond of saying, only by a memory. We tore the original construction off and built new in basically the same footprint, putting in lots of windows and a cement floor to capture the sunshine that pours in in the winter. Vents cut into rooms upstairs allow the air to circulate from the back porch, heating in the winter; in the summer, breezes that blow in through the windows help to cool the house. We have had turbulence along the way: the block layer who, upset because his son had to leave the job site with chest pains, lay the foundation crooked. The sprayedon insulation that wasn’t the correct thickness, forcing my husband to put in fiber-

glass insulation. The overhead light that crashed to the floor, breaking in dozen pieces, when my husband was installing it. The boards that I cut too short, the boards that I cut too long, the floor that, after it was finished, turned out to be the wrong color. And everything has taken longer than we thought it would. Originally, we had anticipated that the project would be complete by Christmas. But we have sailed on, with only a few minor disagreements between captain and mate. (The mate, I can tell you, got pretty tired of being told what to do.) Soon, my husband promises, we can sit in the back yard under a tree and marvel at what we accomplished. And I haven’t revealed this before, but our back porch, in accordance with its stature, has a name: the West Wing, coined by a friend because, well, it faces west and it is a wing on our house. Coincidentally, the flowerbed that I am planning for behind the West Wing will have a selection of rose bushes; perhaps we will call it the Rose Garden. So next year, when that intrepid driver goes by again on Memorial Day, he might see that we have our American flag hanging from a new column on our West Wing and fluttering over the Rose Garden. We can’t get much more patriotic than that, can we?

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SPCA is raffling off NASCAR tickets

The Georgetown SPCA is raffling four VIP NASCAR tickets for the Nextel/ Sprint Cup Race Series. The race is Sunday, May 31, at Dover Speedway. The tickets include: VIP Clubhouse seating for four, continental breakfast, food and drink throughout the day and VIP parking. The tickets have a value of $900.

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Heritage Weekend brings the past alive By Lynn R. Parks Conner and Noah Durbin are Civil War enthusiasts. So when their parents, Ann and Richard Durbin of Trappe, Md., were looking for something to entertain the boys, they set their sights on the Ross Plantation and its Seaford Heritage Weekend held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. “This is great,” said Ann Durbin. “This whole event is pretty cool,” said her husband, adding that the family had never been to the Ross Plantation before. On Saturday, Conner, 13, and Noah, 12, spent 45 minutes in the camp of Confederate Civil War re-enactors, watching the soldiers’ maneuvers and looking at the tents. The boys were headed, after a walk through the car show, to the Union camp featuring re-enactors from the 2nd Delaware Infantry. The Confederates were camped out in the front yard of the Ross Plantation and the Union soldiers had set up camp in the back yard. On Saturday afternoon, they met on the battlefield and held a skirmish. On Sunday afternoon, they demonstrated how period muskets work. Sunday also featured a period baseball game between members of the 2nd Delaware Infantry and the Diamond State Baseball Club.

was pleased with the turnout. By mid-afternoon, more than 100 people had toured the Ross Mansion, he added. “I think we have a wonderful crowd here today,” he said. “We are having perfect weather.” In addition to the Ross Mansion, the plantation’s slave quarters and its barn were open to the public. More than 100 vintage cars were parked in the front yard. Members of the Nanticoke River Arts League had booths set up where they painted and sold their work. In a tent that was set up under trees, people ate food from nearby vendors and enjoyed music by Paddy and the Hostages, banjo player Jim Haner from Williamsport, Pa., and the Camptown Shakers. Before going on stage, J.C. Bell, Oxford, Pa., stood under a tree, tuning his

bass violin. He is a member of Paddy and the Hostages and said that he was very happy to be in Seaford for the day. “I love outdoor festivals,” he said. Also enjoying the day was baby Raleigh Patterson, who was visiting the festival with her mother, Shannon Harris, and grandfather, James Brownlee, all of Seaford. They were sitting near two vehicles that Brownlee had in the car show: a replica of the first car Henry Ford built in 1896 and a replica of a 1901 Ford C Cab truck. Brownlee built both replica vehicles, he said. All three were dressed in period costumes, including Raleigh, who was wearing a floor-length white dress. “We are having a beautiful day,” her grandfather said.

Jim Haner from Williamsport, Pa., strolls the grounds of the Ross Plantation, playing his banjo. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

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Confederate Civil War re-enactors prepare to march onto the field Saturday, during Seaford Heritage Weekend. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

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Police Journal Delmar graduate dies in accident

Eric Steven Parkinson, 20, of Delmar was killed Sunday night in a traffic accident on US 13 across from Salisbury University. At 11 p.m. Sunday Parkinson stepped from the median in front of a vehicle traveling north on US 13, in the vicinity of the Hardees. The driver was identified as Elida Trevino, 49, of Salisbury. She was driving a maroon-colored GMC Jimmy. Parkinson was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Argument ends in shooting

Troopers responded to a residence located in the 23000 block of Burton Road in the Indian Village development in Seaford on Monday, May 25. Upon arrival, troopers made contact with Edward Morelli, 66, who resides at that location. Morelli indicated that he had an altercation with another man. Troopers found John J. Nunemann, 35, of 23577 Burton Road, lying in the residence. Nunemann had been shot multiple times and died as a result of his injuries. Morelli was taken into custody and transported to Troop 4 near Georgetown. Troopers recovered the weapon used in the homicide. State police investigators are trying to piece together the events that lead up to the shooting. Troopers believe that the two men were friends and became involved in an argument which escalated into the shooting. State Police homicide detectives have charged Morelli with one count of manslaughter and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Morelli was committed to the Department of Correction in default of $30,000 bail. A preliminary hearing for Morelli has been set for June 4 in the Court of Common Pleas for Sussex County.

Bridgeville death investigation

Delaware State Police are investigating the death of a Bridgeville man. On Thursday, May 21 at 9:41 p.m., troopers responded to the 21000 block of Mill Park Drive, east of Bridgeville, for a possible death investigation. When emergency personnel arrived, they discovered Eugene B. Tilghman, 47, of Bridgeville, lying in the roadway suffering from a head injury. EMS crews attempted CPR on Tilghman, however, he died after being taken to Nanticoke Hospital. The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit was contacted to conduct the investigation due to the suspicious nature of the death. Detectives have learned that Tilghman was involved in a verbal dispute with a 22-year-old Bridgeville man. During this argument, Tilghman pulled a box cutter knife and threatened the 22-year-old. The man, in fear of his safety, armed himself with a piece of split rail fence that was lying nearby. Tilghman, armed with the box cutter, reportedly charged the 22-year-old when the 22-year-old struck Tilghman in the head with the piece of fence causing the injury.

A post-mortem examination will be conducted on Tilghman to determine the cause and manner of death by the Sussex County Medical Examiner’s Office in Georgetown. The case remains under investigation.

Trucks collide at Bridgeville

On Wednesday, May 20, at 10:08 a.m. State troopers were called to the intersection of northbound Route 13 at Redden Road in Bridgeville for a vehicle crash. A 1989 International truck operated by Thomas Postles, 32, of Milford, was traveling on northbound Route 13 approaching the intersection with Redden Road. A 1990 Peterbilt tractor trailer operated by Angelo Pettit, 38, of Princess Anne, Md., pulling an empty logging style trailer, was also northbound on Route 13 approaching the intersection with Redden Road behind the International truck. The light at the intersection turned from green to yellow and the operator of the International applied its brakes. The operator of the Peterbilt also applied its brakes but was unable to stop in time resulting in a rear end collision. The Peterbilt jack-knifed which resulted in a puncture in this truck’s fuel tank. Approximately 80 gallons of fuel leaked onto the ground. The fuel was contained by fire department personnel. DNREC responded and removed all of the soil which had been contaminated in the grass median. DNREC cited Pettit with discharge of a pollutant. State troopers cited Pettit with following a motor vehicle too closely.

Fire starts in kitchen

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a dwelling fire which occurred on Thursday, May 21, at 12:14 a.m. in Clearbrooke Estates on the 500 block of North Winding Brooke Drive in Seaford. The Seaford Fire Department responded to the scene and was assisted by the Georgetown and Blades Fire Departments. One resident was at home at the time of the fire but was able to escape without injury. The home was equipped with working smoke detectors. Delaware State Fire Marshal Investigators have determined that the fire originated in the kitchen and was caused by an appliance malfunction. Damages have been estimated at $100,000.

Stuntman resists arrest

On Friday, May 22 at 11 p.m., a Troop 7 patrol officer was traveling Route 1 northbound, approaching CR270, when he observed a motorcycle operator ‘pop-a-wheelie.’ With the bike up on one wheel, the operator, Dave Moncavage Moncavage, 43, of Georgetown, let go with both hands and continued down the roadway. The operator resumed twowheeled operation and turned onto CR270. The bike turned into the Wawa on CR270 and the trooper followed.

The trooper activated his emergency equipment and Moncavage accelerated quickly through the crowded parking lot. Moncavage tried to jump a curb into a field, in an attempt to elude the trooper. When the bike hit the ground, it fell over. The trooper quickly moved in and tried to apprehend the suspect. Moncavage put up a fight and damaged the trooper’s uniform. Moncavage told the trooper he fled to avoid getting a ticket. He also added that he was a stunt bike driver. This coincided with the tag on his motorcycle, “STUNT.” Moncavage was transported back to Troop 7 where he was formally charged with resisting arrest (felony), disregarding a police officer’s signal (felony), criminal mischief (misdemeanor), reckless driving, two motorcycle violations and failure to signal. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institute in lieu of secured bond.

Open water rescue

On Sunday, May 24 at 6 p.m., “Trooper 2,” the State Police helicopter based out of Georgetown Aviation, was called by Station 86 Rehoboth Beach to assist with the report of two subjects stranded in open water. The helicopter responded, and while enroute, they learned that an adult male and female were initially in a small raft off of the Dewey Beach and had fallen from the raft into the water. These subjects were not wearing flotation devices and were struggling to stay afloat. Trooper 2 selected a landing zone in Dewey Beach and set down to configure the aircraft with a rescue winch and cable. The helicopter took off and located both subjects approximately 3/4 miles from shore. The winch was lowered and the two subjects were both able to cling to the rescue line. Trooper 2’s pilot then navigated the aircraft toward shore. Just prior to making it to land, the female was unable to hold on and fell back into the water. While the male was being pulled to safety, a good samaritan dove into the water and rescued the female. Once on shore, the two subjects were ultimately met by rescue personnel from Station 86, Rehoboth PD and Sussex County Paramedics. The pair are believed to be uninjured. Delaware State Police does not have the identities of these two subjects.

Fradulent charities are targeted

In an effort to bring public attention to fraudulent charitable solicitors who claim to help police, firefighters, and veterans and to report charity fraud enforcement action already underway, the Delaware Attorney General’s office joined the Federal Trade Commission and law enforcement officials in other states in announcing Operation False Charity. “We are determined to take action against charities fraud in Delaware to ensure that peoples’ donations find their way to intended causes and to protect legitimate charities across our state,” said Timothy Mullaney, Director of the Attorney General’s Fraud and Consumer Protection Division.

The FTC recently issued a new consumer alert providing information about charities that solicit donations on behalf of veterans and military families. The alert offers tips to help consumers ensure that their donations go to a legitimate charity. It cautions that while many legitimate charities solicit donations to support military veterans, not all charities are legitimate. Some are operators whose only purpose is to make money for themselves. Others are paid fundraisers whose fees can use up significant portions of a donation. Details from the Federal Trade Commission about Operation False Charity can be found at More information about charities fraud in Delaware can be found on the Attorney General’s website at www.attorneygeneral.

ATV accident near Milford

On Friday, May 22 at 12:38 p.m., Michael Schifferer, 28, of North Clayton Street in Wilmington, was operating a 2006 Arctic Cat Proweler ATV. The vehicle overturned and Schifferer struck his head on the ground, resulting in a fatal injury. He was transported from the scene to Milford Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Schifferer was wearing a seat belt but no helmet.

Supervisor shot following dispute

On Saturday, May 23, troopers were called to Pinnacle Foods, off of Iron Branch Road in Millsboro, for a shooting. A 38-year-old male supervisor at the plant had an ongoing dispute with another employee, Gerald Walters, 60, Walters of Millsboro. Earlier in the shift, the two argued and Walters threatened the supervisor. Walters eventually left work. At about 4:30 a.m., Walters returned to the plant. He was intoxicated and armed with a .22 caliber handgun. He confronted his supervisor and shot him three times, striking the supervisor in the upper body. At the time of the shooting, the victim was operating a fork lift. Once he was wounded, the victim stepped off of the fork lift and walked out to the plant’s guard shack where he collapsed. Walters remained at the scene. When troopers arrived, they confronted Walters who immediately produced the gun. He surrendered without incident and was taken into custody. The supervisor was flown from the scene to Christiana Hospital where he was conscious, alert and speaking with the hospital staff. He was last listed in stable condition. Walters was taken to Troop 4 and charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited.

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Hundreds gather in Seaford for Memorial Day tribute By Bryant Richardson

The number attending the Memorial Day services in Kiwanis Park in Seaford seemed much larger this year. A crowd in the hundreds gathered around the park’s Memorial to honor the memory of those who died in service to our nation. Master of Ceremonies Pete Bohn paid tribute to those hometown heroes gathered there, those who have served in the military, and especially to the families of those servicemen who gave their lives in defense of our nation. “Let us renew our pledge of loyalty to our Country and its Flag. Let us resolve by word and deed to emphasize the privilege and duty of patriotism,” Bohn said. Bohn recognized the Gold Star Mothers in attendance, Carol James and Dana Palmer. Carol’s son, Richard, and Dana’s son, Cory, died in Iraq. Bohn introduced guest speaker, Captain Kelly S. Carey. Carey is principal at Frederick Douglass Elementary School in the Seaford School District, a member of the 193rd RTI and currently on Active Duty with the Delaware National Guard. He is a former 24th ID and 3rd ID veteran. “Today, we reflect upon those men and women who gave their ‘Last Full Measure’ in defense of this nation and the ideals and principles upon which it was founded,” Carey began. As a citizen-soldier with over 18 years service and an educator for the last 11 years, Carey said he realizes how important it is that the “legacy of previous generations is passed forward, like a torch, to light the path for future generations that they may never forget the sacrifices made to secure the ‘Blessings of Liberty’ to this

land and to this people.” “When the path forward is dimmed by the events of the world, Memorial Day serves to remind us that we have endured such struggles before and we are not alone in our struggles,” Carey said. “Seaford occupies a special place in the annals of American Military History,” Carey said. “Since 1865 we have had veterans serve in every major military conflict this great nation has been engaged in.” Carey said there are over 671 veterans living in Seaford proper alone, or 13.9% of the population, a figure higher than the national average. “Most recently we mourn the loss of our very own hometown heroes, SPC Ryan Long (April 3, 2003) in Iraq, CPL Cory Palmer (May 6, 2006) in Iraq, and Lance CPL Richard James (May 13, 2006) in Iraq,” Carey said. “Like the many Seafordians that went before them, they unselfishly gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we, gathered here today, could enjoy the fruits of a bountiful nation. Even in times such as these we must still count ourselves lucky and blessed when so many others throughout the world struggle just to survive.” In closing, Carey addressed the youth. “You are the future of this community and this nation. Look to your left and to your right. All around you are our hometown heroes who have served, fought, and manned the gates of freedom’s door while the wolf growled from the other side. They are the stuff from which nations are forged and dreams are kept. They are why we are a nation and they are why the eternal optimism of the American people will never fade but find a way, once again, to adapt, overcome, and move forward emerging stronger than ever.” “The torch will pass to you and with it will be passed the burden and responsibility of keeping this great nation safe from those who cherish neither life and liberty, nor freedom,” Carey said. Bohn also recognized the latest area casualty of the war. PFC. Michael E. Yates, Jr. grew up in Federalsburg and has family in Seaford. He was the latest loss in Iraq and was buried last week.

Memorial bricks added to walkway

Memorial bricks are added to the walkway at the park each Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Six were added on Monday. They are: Christopher A. Baltz U.S. Army 2004-2008 David R. Brumbley U.S. Army 1959-1962 Edwin D. Gruwell, Jr. U.S. Air Force 1961-1964 Charles A. Lowe U.S. Air Force 2004-2008 Thomas R. Stewart Army of Northern Virginia War Between the States-1865

Captain Kelly S. Carey gives the keynote address for the Memorial Day service.

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Partial view of the crowd gathered at Kiwanis Park in Seaford for Monday’s Memorial Day Service.

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Tony will be performing Country music, Motown and the classic rock sounds of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s in area store parking lots. Visit your favorite store and stop by to make a donation to help send a local child to the WSB&G Club’s “Summer Fun Club.” For more information about the “Send a Kid to Camp” project, including how to have your store featured in the tour, call Maria Motley at 302-628-3789.

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POLICEMAN OF THE YEAR - Det. Cpl. Eric Chambers was honored by Seaford Moose Lodge 1728 as Policeman of the Year as part of the Moose Valor Program. Chambers, who joined the department in 2003, has made more than 1,300 arrests and was 2008 Seaford Police Department Employee of the Year. He was honored during a banquet Saturday, May 16. At the presentation are, from left, District Gov. Dale Timmons, Chambers and Bill Trice, Moose Lodge 1728 administrator.

FIREMAN OF THE YEAR - Blades Volunteer Fire Company President Todd Reilly was honored by Seaford Moose Lodge 1728 as Firefighter of the Year during a banquet Saturday, May 16. Reilly started his volunteer service as a junior member in New Jersey, moved to Greenwood in 1944 and transferred to Blades in 1997. He is deeply involved in the company’s youth fire prevention program. Bill Trice, lodge administrator, far right, congratulates Reilly, as District Gov. Dale Timmons of Bridgeville looks on.

Woodbridge teachers protest proposed 8% salary cut By Lynn R. Parks Gov. Jack Markell has proposed an 8-percent cut in the salaries of state workers to save $92 million in the state budget. And employees at Woodbridge Elementary School in Greenwood aren’t taking that lying down. Every morning last week, Woodbridge Elementary teachers left their classrooms and went out into the school’s front yard to protest proposed pay cuts for state employees. On Thursday morning, about 40 teachers stood near the intersection of U.S. 13 and Governors Avenue, waving signs that read, “State employees unite. No 8 percent cuts.” Dozens of drivers traveling by blew their horns and waved, seemingly in support. “We are trying to raise community awareness,” said Connie McDowell, a reading specialist at the school. “We work hard for our money, and we deserve to keep it.” The Woodbridge teachers are part of a state-wide protest, “Bell to Bell,” in which teachers are working only from the opening bell of the school day until the closing bell. “We want to let people know that our day doesn’t just start at a quarter of 8 [when the students arrive] and end at 3:15 [when the students leave],” McDowell said. “Many of us are here at 7 in the morning and some stay until 8 or 9 at night. We work on weekends and during the summer, we take courses and do other things in terms of planning for the upcoming school year.” Working just from “bell to bell” is difficult, McDowell said, because teachers often serve on committees that meet after

school. In addition, they are required by their contract to attend faculty meetings, also held after school. “We work as much as anyone with a 40-hour-a-week job, if not more,” she said. The teachers believe that there are better ways to solve the state’s budget woes than cutting salaries. “There has got to be a way to raise money besides cutting the money people earn,” said Melissa Mitchell, secretary of the Woodbridge Education Association. John Spera, a retired guidance counselor who is substituting in Woodbridge Elementary, suggested that the state raise taxes on luxury items such as hotel rooms and large cars. “The state needs to raise more money rather than cut salaries,” he said.

McDowell said that the state could tap into its reserves, or “rainy day fund,” to cover the budget shortfall. She also suggested that the state institute a sales tax. “That way, the more you spend, the more you pay,” she said. “Everyone in this state receives state services and everyone should make a contribution to balancing the budget.” She said that a co-worker has dubbed Gov. Markell’s call for salary cuts the “anti-stimulus,” referring to the federal government’s recently-passed stimulus package. “While the president seeks to put more money on our pocket, the governor is right behind him, ready to snatch not only what the president has given us but…a significantly larger sum,” she said. Less money means that the state employees will

Teachers at Woodbridge Elementary School in Greenwood protest a proposed 8-percent pay cut in front of the school last Thursday. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

be spending less, contributing to the downward spiral in state finances, she added. Helen Hammond, who teaches critical skills, said that she has taken courses in order to improve her teaching skills and boost her pay. “I played by the rules and now, they want to take my money away from me,” she said. “It’s not fair.” And Dan Bryant, a special education teacher, wondered what kind of teachers the state will be able to attract if pay goes down. “If the state cuts salaries and takes away teachers’ incentives to take courses, what quality of teachers will you have left?” he asked. “We all love teaching, but at the end of the day, people have to support their families.”

Kasyn White, 6, joins the protest line last Thursday in front of Woodbridge Elementary School, Greenwood. Kasyn’s mother, Jenna, was among teachers protesting a proposed pay cut for state workers. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

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Duo is set to race in the Bullrun Rally this summer By Lynn R. Parks In past years, the Bullrun car rally has attracted celebrities including Paris Hilton and basketball star Dennis Rodman. Famed race car driver Mario Andretti has even participated. Names of the celebrities who will participate in this year’s Bullrun have not been released yet. But two men who will definitely be joining in the rally are Brian Shannon and Billy Groton, both of Seaford. “The opportunity to be involved in something like this only comes along once,” said Shannon, a real estate agent with Laurel Realty and property manager for the Laurel Redevelopment Corporation. “I hate to use the phrase ‘Once in a lifetime,’ but to me I guess it really is that.” “I’ve never done anything like this,” added Groton, who owns Groton Performance, an auto shop in Seaford. “It’s going to be a ball.” The men, making up Team Grand National, will be driving Shannon’s muscle car, a 1987 Buick Regal Grand National. The year it was made, it was the fastest car produced in the United States, Shannon said. Shannon just bought the car three weeks ago, but already it bears its vanity license tags: “Bullrun.” “That just shows how serious we are about this,” Shannon said. The Bullrun Rally is limited to 100 cars. Organizers want people who are “true car enthusiasts,” Shannon said, and who have the stamina and nerve for a week-long car rally. “This is not for the faint of heart,” he added. Each car can have two drivers; for an additional registration fee, passengers can ride along. (Shannon declined to say how much he is paying to participate in the race.) Each year, the rally, which is in its sixth year, has a different starting and ending point. In its first year, drivers went from Los Angeles to Miami. Last year, the rally went from Calgary in Alberta, Canada, to Scottsdale, Arizona. This year’s Bullrun will start in New York City’s Times Square on Saturday, July 11. It will travel about 3,000 miles and will end up in Austin, Texas, on Friday, July 17. At the start of each day, drivers will be told where that evening’s rallying point is. Until then, rallying points, and the location of that evening’s party, remain a secret.

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Brian Shannon says that the new vanity license plate that he put on his Grand National shows how serious he and co-driver Billy Groton are about the upcoming Bullrun Rally. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

Drivers will be free to use whatever route they want to get to the rallying points. “There are no rules to how we get there,” Shannon said. Each leg of the rally will be timed. At the end, the winning car will be the one that took the shortest time from New York to Austin. But there won’t be any prizes given out — no money, not even a trophy. The winner will get nothing but the satisfaction of having won. “That right there is a sign of how much these guys love doing this,” Shannon said. After the Friday-night party in Austin, Shannon and Groton will get right back in the Buick and head for Seaford. They intend to take a more direct route than they took going west, coming home in two or three days. But they hope that that isn’t the end of their driving together. Within the month, they will hear whether they have been accepted as candidates on Speed TV’s “Bullrun,” a four-week reality show. Shannon and Groton have applied for season three of the show, which will feature 12 two-driver teams vying to be the last one standing. According to the Speed TV website: “Teams must use every trick under their hoods, choose alliances carefully and navigate down to the last turn in order to make it to daily checkpoints first or risk finding themselves in the most explosive challenges ever seen on television.” Both Shannon and Groton credit their dads, John Shannon and Bill Groton, for sparking their interest in cars. “When you’re a young boy and your father is out in the garage working on a car, you’re go-

Brian Shannon, left, and Billy Groton stand in front of the 1987 Buick Regal Grand National that they will drive in the Bullrun Rally July 11 through 17. The rally will go 3,000 miles, from New York City to Austin, Texas. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

ing to go out there with him,” Shannon said. Both started working in garages as teenagers and have collected old cars since then. Shannon’s first car was a 1957 Chevy, Groton’s was a 1966 GTO. “And I still have it — in pieces,” Groton said. Both men own a 1967 Pontiac Tempest; Shannon’s is two-door and Groton’s is four-door. They have gone on several car tours together and often race at the Delmar Drag Strip. Despite their long-time familiarity with cars and racing, both are looking forward to July’s rally. “People come from all over the world to do the Bullrun,” Shannon said. “It’s going to be really neat to drive in the rally, and to be rubbing elbows with people who, well, are out of our league,” added Groton. And don’t think that they aren’t dreaming about winning, even if there isn’t a trophy. “We have as good a chance as anyone out there to come in first,” said Groton.



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Opinion Representative Short addresses proposed Seaford charter change

Given the recent controversy regarding a charter change being considered by the City of Seaford, I feel the need to clearly state my position. At issue is a proposal to change the way city government adds (annexes) new property to Seaford. Currently, citizens must vote in a referendum to approve an annexation. The charter change city council has voted to seek would remove that mechanism, allowing the council to make those decisions unilaterally. Charter changes must be approved by the Delaware General Assembly and are usually sponsored by the senator or representative in whose district the municipality is located. Let me be clear. I will not sponsor such a bill in the State House of Representatives. I understand that giving council this authority would streamline the annexation process and eliminate the estimated $1,000 the city spends each time it holds a referendum. However, I see $1,000 as a small price to pay to ensure that citizens are given the opportunity to express their opinions on decisions that’ll impact the future shape, size and nature of their city. As a former mayor and city councilman, I know referendums are cumbersome and inconvenient. It places a burden on city government to make its case with Seaford’s citizens that expanding the borders of the city is in their best interests. Adopting the proposed change would disenfranchise citizens for the sake of expediency. Unless a referendum is held on this issue, with the majority of Seaford residents supporting the change, I will not support this amendment. Danny Short Minority Whip

Writer in disbelief regarding decision by Seaford Council

I have been a resident of the City of Seaford for almost 75 years and my wife for over 50 and we are in disbelief at that we read recently in the Seaford Star newspaper. After reading Lynn Parks’ account concerning the May 12, 2009 City of Seaford Council meeting, we were overwhelmed with shock and dismay. The city council had unanimously voted to eliminate the city’s charter requirement for a referendum vote before annexation of land into the city. Their vote to empower itself with final

Letters to the Editor authority to make annexation decisions without the citizens’ approval gave us great concern for the future of our democratic system of government. Are not our council members elected to govern according to the wishes of its citizens? Council members should be leaders of the people and not dominating bureaucrats who arbitrarily change the system of governing to please a few. What’s next? Are we beginning to lose our voting rights on future issues as well? Whether citizens are for or against any annexation is not the issue. The real issue is that our right to voice our opinion by voting will be denied if this charter change becomes law. Mayor Butler’s attempt to justify the charter change because of the expense of $1,000 for a democratic process is ridiculous. There must be another more important reason than this to change our city charter. The Seaford charter change is now in the hands of our two state legislators to be introduced to our state legislature for approval. Once approved by the state legislature, a charter change becomes law. Contact Senator Robert Venables at Legislative Hall Office, P.O. Box 1401, Dover, DE 19903, phone 302-744-4298 or home 302-875-9559. Also, contact Representative Daniel Short at Legislative Hall Office, P.O. Box 1401, Dover, DE 19903, phone 302-7444172 or 302-628-5222 and voice your concern to them about their introducing the City of Seaford charter change. Do you honestly want ALL the State of Delaware legislators from New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties voting on this important matter? Wake up, citizens, and let your voices be heard! Your right to vote is being jeopardized! Respectfully submitted, Jerry Marvel and Barbara Marvel Seaford

Thanks for your support

Thanks to all who supported my MS walk team, Kelly’s Crusaders. Our team raised approximately $3,800. I’m so proud that we raised so much. The walk took place at a new location, Heritage Shores. It was a beautiful location and a gorgeous evening for a walk.

I’m so blessed to have a great support system, And I’m so glad to give back to the Delaware Multiple Sclerosis Society. The money raised helps fund research, respite care, necessary medical equipment and much more! Thanks again for remembering me. We will be back to walk next year. God bless you. Kelly Griffith

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Preschool festival a success

The staff of St. John’s Preschool would like to thank everyone who supported our recent spring festival. It was a great success thanks to many who volunteered their time and services. Special thanks to Jen Donati, Scott Sapna, Jeff Peterson, Bonnie Jones, Mike Covey, Chip & Nancy Mears, Ace Hardware, Seaford Pizza King, Seaford Subway, Emily Bee, Chris Penrod, Ben Hastings, Doug & Becky Rhoades, Betty Wimbrow, Jack & Susan Riddle and Ray & Sheila Tull. Thanks also to the members of the preschool staff who ran the stations and to Bob Freeborn and Kelly McCarthy who were available to help set up. Also, thank you to the parents and students who have supported our school this school year. It has been a joy serving our preschool families. Connie Halter

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Laurel Post Office thanks

The employees of the Laurel Post Office would like to thank everyone who donated non-perishable food items for the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 9. Approximately 1,800 pounds was collected and donated to The Good Samaritan Thrift Shop in Laurel. Thank you. Richard Hass

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Thanks for coverage

The following poem was read at Grace Baptist Church at a Prayer Breakfast on April 4. Lord, how we need to talk with you today as we face a time of uncertainty that has come our way. The journey of life has become so hard to bear with the widespread suffering and no one seems to care. War in the Middle East and families hearing the loss of a loved one. Our nation and its allies striving to bring peace, hoping against hope your will – will be done. But with dedication and prayers, the war will cease. Lord, help us to replace fear with our faith. Dare we ask – is your second coming near? Families are not families anymore, decline of marriages, divorce numbers soar. Bold acts of violence with one we will always remember, the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 the 11th of September. People in our own community finding

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it hard to pay a bill, foreclosures of homes, unemployed in great numbers losing their will. Broken hearted and sad — what can we do? Then that still small voice whispers “I care for you.” Lord ruler of the universe hear us when we pray, sin has overtaken us and is ruler of the day. But, it will not prevail, Satan will lose his power because our God is called the Father of mercies (2 Cor.1:3) and will cover us with His infinite wisdom and mercy, that will be our finest hour. Lord, we know we are living in troubled times, fear and oppression take hold of your people, the struggles and need of so many are before you. But your promise, “I will never leave or forsake you.” As Christians and followers of Christ we can pour out our hearts with prayer to the one who understands with a love that lasts forever.

“If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love’s reach.” – Margaret Cho Thanks to your coverage of the PreRelay, the Vince Morris 5k and Dr. Betts 5k, these events were a huge success. Your pictures and stories added to the honor brought to each participant of this 5k. Your continued support is always appreciated and we thank you so much for your trust in us for these events, benefiting The American Cancer Society. We look forward to marching into Relay for Life being supported by such a company as yourself. Harry Blake


Editor’s note: Harry Blake is Seaford Aloha Advisor, Key Club Advisor, Relay for Life Advisor, Assistant Coach Cross Country, PAVE Director, and English Educator.

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Please thank a service member By Congressman Mike Castle

Americans have enjoyed relative safety and security since the unforgettable attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. This comfort is a direct result of the immeasurable sacrifices and contributions of our men and women in the Armed Services who have been deployed across the globe or serve right here at home. Memorial Day is a time to show our gratitude to the heroes of our great nation who have made extremely difficult sacrifices in order to protect the rights and freedoms that we hold dear. This week, as we celebrate Memorial Day, it is important that we acknowledge those veterans, active duty troops, and members of the National Guard and reserve who have so bravely answered the call of duty. Delawareans are particularly familiar with the sacrifices of military personnel as the percentage of those serving in the armed forces in our state is well above the national average. Veterans in Delaware, and across the nation, rightfully deserve our highest respect and appreciation for their incomparable service. With roughly 80,000 veterans living in Delaware, it is extremely important that we provide our service members with the benefits and assistance they have earned. For this reason, I have voted, and will continue to honor our veterans with my support of legislative efforts in Congress to increase salaries and ensure medical care. Just this past February, I introduced a bill in Congress to honor African American recipients of the Medal of Honor. The challenges ahead, for our diplomatic and security personnel, are numerous and complex. We will continue to fight extremist groups and individuals who seek to bring harm to the United States and its citizens. The war in Afghanistan provides a set of challenges and obstacles that will test our nation’s resolve and determination. In order to give our troops every resource to succeed, I will continue to support our soldiers in the field and at home to make sure they have the equipment necessary to do their jobs. As a senior member of the House Committee on Education, I am also dedicated to ensuring our veterans and their families have access to a higher education. My “Securing Success for Veterans on Campus Act,” and the reforms in the updated GI Bill will help our recent combat veterans with the transition from boots to books and even apply military service towards a degree.

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The Final Word is a compilation of thoughts and ideas from Star staff members and members of the public. We encourage readers to submit items. If you have a pet peeve or word of encouragement you can express in a few words, email the item to us at or mail it to Star, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973. Include your name, hometown and a daytime phone number.

Final Word As we proceed through the 111th Congress, I will continue to fight for legislation to help veterans cut through the red-tape. Finally, just this past April I visited and met with officials at the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground, which is located just over the border in Maryland. As a result of base closings in other parts of the country, thousands of employees and contractors are relocating to Aberdeen and will be moving into our region. I was extremely impressed with the staff and facilities at Aberdeen and I am actively working to assist military families and attract new high-tech growth to our area. So this week, as we celebrate our nation’s heroes and honor those who have worn the uniform, let us also remember some of the people who often work behind the scenes to support our nation’s heroes each and every day. Working together, I believe we can all help to make our nation stronger as we try to live up to the tremendous example set by our country’s veterans.

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568927. $174,900. Charm and potential abounds. 2 Story home on large corner lot. Large front porch, 2 car detached garage. Call Jim Demas’ cell 302-6825086.

564240. $499,900. $55,000 PRICE REDUCTION! One of a kind home that has never been occupied. 4 Bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3220 sq. ft. main home with a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1550 sq. ft. in-law suite. This is a custom built home on a 5 acre partially wooded lot, horses are permitted. Call Kevin Thawley’s cell 302-258-6455.

568604. $325,000 Home is on 1.8 acres of 8.8 acres. Property is subdividable and is currently divided into 4 parcels. In-ground pool & pool house w/brick BBQ. 2 practice horse tracks. Call Jamie Steelman’s cell 302-245-7925.



566650. $160,000 Make this charming house your home. With a fully fencedin back yard. This home sits on a gorgeous acre lot of land, it features a newly paved driveway with carport and lovely landscaping. There is new carpet in living room and master bedroom. Call Christina Bradham’s cell 302258-4205.

565850. $159,000 Cute 4BR home with a big yard and in nice location! 1 attached garage and 2 car detached garage and 3 sheds make for lots of storage. Nice hardwood floors. Call Michelle Mayer’s cell 302-249-7791


568593. $159,900 Exceptionally well maintained estate sale. Many built in shelves. Pecan cabinet doors. Clean as a whistle. Rear patio w/large backyard. Carport w/concrete driveway. Call John Williamson’s cell 302-542-0289

565025. $259,900 Rancher in country setting. 24x24 garage, open floor plan. Great kitchen w/Corian, desk area, island, stainless appl., hardwood floors throughout living space, 16x30 deck, & a hot tub outside. WOW FACTOR! Call Brenda Rambo’s cell 302-236-2660.

LOTS Established development of Crestfield. .8 acre lot west of Seaford. $65,500 557287

566329. $129,900 Come see this 2 bedroom and 1 bath home. Home has vinyl siding, replacement windows, new carpet and spacious rooms. Great price! Call Dianne Reece’s cell 302-745-1151.

568137. $179,500 Country Living close to Bridgeville. This quaint 4 BR, 2 BA rancher is on a 1 acre lot with paved driveway. This home offers a lot for the price. Call Kevin Thawley’s cell 302258-6455.

1.36 Country Lot in Bridgeville. No builder tie-in. LPP septic. $75,000 561133 Call Brenda Rambo’s cell 302-236-2660


563148. $215,000 Outstanding Home with Lots of Charm! Large Lot w/ alley in back for extra parking. Hardwood floors under carpet, 5th BR /Office downstairs. This home is in move in condition. Call Michelle Mayer’s cell 302-249-7791

562949. $54,900 Nice wooded lot with all approvals ready to go. Approved for LPP septic, entrance in place off Lonesome Road. Call Kevin Thawley’s cell 302-258-6455.

569205. $42,500. Nice in town lot on quiet street with no builder tie-in. Five available lots, ¼ acre each. Call Brenda Rambo’s cell 302-236-2660.

568804. $35,000 Building lot in nice area. Varriance approved for lots. Call Scott Venables’ cell 302-559-2333 557523. $$141,000. New construction with old town charm. 3 bedroom 2 bath. Close to shopping and open floor plan. Call Scott Venables’ cell 302559-2333

#568804 and MLS # 556179. 7 Acres, room for horses, LPP. Call John Williamson’s cell 302-542-0289.

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