Delmar Events
Thursday, January 23, 2003
Bi-Staters’ Coffee Talk
Sharon Cordrey

Allen and Connie Reustle, along with the new “Rementer Family Trio” accompanied by Marion Hughes and Janice Seymore, will sing at the Shiloh United Methodist Church in Laurel on Sunday, Jan. 26, during the 9 a.m. service.

Another reminder — The Council of Ministries at St. Stephen’s Church, Delmar, will hold a spaghetti dinner Saturday, Jan. 25, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the church’s Camelot Hall, State Street, Delmar, Del. Tickets are $6.50 for adults and carryouts; $3 for ages 6 to 12, and free for 5 and under.

We send our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Howard Spencer.

We send our prayers and get-well wishes to Kevin Morris and Albert Parker who are patients at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Our get-well wishes and a speedy recovery to Jean Banks, who is now home from the hospital.

AARP Tax Aide will be available for free tax preparation for 2002 for seniors and low-income taxpayers each Friday, Feb. 7 through March 28, 9 a.m. to noon. Tax preparation will be by appointment only. Contact the Delmar Library at 846-9894 to schedule your appointment early.

Stephanie Shultz will offer free English as a second language classes for adults, 18 and older, each Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Delmar Library. This is an informal class and open to everyone who needs assistance in learning to speak the English language. Just show up at the library — no appointments are needed.

We wish Morris Harris on Jan. 15 and Zachary Keenan on Jan. 17 very happy belated birthdays. We hope your birthdays were very special.

We wish the following people very happy birthdays: Mary Ann Mills on Jan. 19; Erin Lee, Jan. 21; Phyllis Dennis and Amy Short Jewell on Jan. 23; Lisa Ellis, Dawn Palmer and Johnny Sparrow, Jan 24; Margie Phillips and Molly Adkins, Jan. 25; Wayne Litchford, Jan. 26; Kesha Wallace, Jan. 27; Vanessa Simms, Jan. 28; Marie Derrickson, Jan. 29.

Thought for the week: “We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
McDonnell is Lion of the Year

By Brian Cordrey

The Delmar Lions Club got 2003 off to a roaring start at its first meeting of the year with the unanimous selection of John McDonnell as its 2002 Lion of the Year. McDonnell has been a member of the Delmar Lions Club for 15 years. He has served the club in many capacities: as president, zone chairman and treasurer. He is currently serving as the assistant secretary. McDonnell can be found every first Saturday in June cooking hamburgers and hot dogs at the Lions Club’s booth at the Delmar Day in the Park. He participates and helps with the Lions Club’s softball tournament and golf tournament and its charity “Journey for Sight.” McDonnell said that he is especially proud of organizing, about 10 years ago, and helping deliver each year over 100 Christmas packages to the residents of the Chancellor Care Nursing Home. “I was stunned at being named Lion of the Year,” he said. He thanked the members for the honor and said, “he had to credit and thank a past Lion, Ed Taylor, for sponsoring and inviting him to his first Lions meeting.” McDonnell said that through his membership in the Lions Club he has been able to give back to his community. “I thoroughly enjoy being a Lion,” he added. Shawn Brittingham, Lion president, presented McDonnell with a plaque honoring him for his “dedication to your club and community by displaying the true Spirit of Lionism throughout the year 2002.” McDonnell is also mayor of Delmar, Del.