Bi-Staters’ Coffee Talk
Laurel Saddle Friends enjoyed a covered-dish dinner with their friends and families at their club house at Phillip’s Landing. The dinner was called together by president Marilyn McConnel with Mildred West saying the blessing. Mildred was one of the original founders of Laurel Saddle Friends. Members of the club who served in the military were recognized for their service to our country. A time capsule was also buried and will be reopened in 2008 for the celebration of the club’s 40 years.
Ron, Don and Bob Dickerson and their families gave an 80th birthday party for their mother, Geraldine Williams, with 29 family members in attendance. Happy birthday wishes to Geraldine and many more.
Travis Ralph, a senior from Delmar High School, was honored at a graduation picnic at Delmar VFW on Sunday, June 1, hosted by his parents, Laura and Kevin Ralph. About 80 family members and friends attended.
It was a weekend of celebrations for the Ralph family, as they also enjoyed a family reunion at St George’s Church, near Delmar, on Saturday, May 31, with some family members traveling from North Carolina, New Jersey and Texas.
Flaudine Otwell is visiting her daughter, Bonnie Lunderg, and her grandson, Adam, in Olkahatchee, West Palm Beach, Fla. She attended Adam’s graduation from Wellington High School. He graduated with approximately 800 other classmates.
Julie Otwell and her two sons, Billy and Zane, just returned from a trip to Texas visiting her high school friend, Kia. Billy and Zane thought the plane ride was cool — this is coming from 4- and 6-year-olds flying on their first plane.
We send our sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Marshall Phillips.
Our get-well wishes to Jerry Dechene, who has returned home from PRMC. Jerry, we’re glad you are on the mend and we hope for a speedy recovery.
St. Paul’s Church is planning a dinner cruise from Suicide Bridge restaurant on June 28. If anyone is interested in an evening of good food, fun, and music, contact Janet Ware at 856-9316 for details. Hurry, the boat is filling fast.
Congratulations to the Rev. Dr. John Randolph on his retirement after more than 42 years in the ministry. Rev. Randolph has been the minister of St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Delmar for the past 10 years. A farewell appreciation dinner is planned for June 8 at the Delmar VFW.
We continue sending our prayers and get-well wishes to Ruth Webster who is a patient at PRMC, 100 E. Carroll St., Salisbury, MD 21801. Grace Leona Adkins - 810B and Samuel Mills - 831A, at the Salisbury Rehab & Nursing Center, 200 Civic Ave., Salisbury, MD. 21804. Letitia Fisher, the Methodist Hospital, Dunn Tower, Room 961, 6565 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030.
Sixth grader Meghan Gordy has been selected as the first-place winner of the Delaware Risk Watch Statewide Safety Essay Contest. Meghan will be recognized at the May 22 Wilmington Blue Rocks game, where she will throw out the first pitch.
Congratulations to Kristina Sowell on being named one of 200 Carson Scholars and on being featured in the Today section of the Baltimore Sun. The scholarship is sponsored by pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, and will provide Kristina with $1,000.
At the National BPA conference in Dallas, the Delmar Website Development team of Jason Hearn, Matt Caffey, James Maybury and Jason Jones placed eighth in the nation out of 96 teams. The Economic Research team of Roy Willey, Matt McElroy and Kristen Brinkley placed 14th in the nation out of 56 teams.
Dan Hudson was named to the second team all-academic wrestling team. Nathan Newberry, Billy Zerillo, Jon Geniesse, A.J. Campbell and Chris Moorefield were awarded honorable mention.
The Middle School Band marched in the annual Little League parade. Billy Zerillo and Ashley Johnson also sang the National Anthem at both the opening day ceremony and at the Patriotism Ceremony held at the VFW.
Karen Lewis has been selected as the 2003-2004 Delmar School District Teacher of the Year. Outstanding nominations were received for Karen, Rick Fulton and Alice Henderson.
CO2 Car race winners were, first place - William Lord; second place - Brandon Cannon; and third place - Matt Griffith.
The Technology Student Association participated in a state competition April 16. Chris Green and Guy Bruni placed third in Flight Challenge, the only team building a plane from “scratch.”
Westley Smith and Preston Lindsey placed third in structural engineering.
Dan Fiedler and Chris Hudson placed first in construction systems shed building. The national competition will be held in Orlando, Fla. in June.
We wish the following people very happy birthdays:
William R. Adkins and David Price, on May 25; Keith Owens and Mary Ellen Jones, May 26; Jack Morris Sr. and Sylvia Johnson, May 27; Shirley Morris, Kyle Lee Dykes, Bryn Crossan and John L. Sparrow Jr., May 30; Frank Hamilton, June 2; Irvin Aydelotte, June 3; Allen Wootten and Debbie Trice, June 4; Heather Reavis Fullerton, June 5; Jessie Calloway, Brent Beach and Sandy Sparrow, June 6; Alvin Palmer, Roger Hearn, Stephanie Ralph and Linwood Fitzgerald, June 7; and Eva Evans, June 8.