David L. Ruff, left, soon to be sworn in as mayor of Blades, congratulates Mayor B. J. Hardin on his retirement from town government. Hardin was honored at a dinner at the Nanticoke Yacht Club Friday night. See story, page 4.

Photo by Phil Livingston



Breakfast with the Governor - The Member Services Committee of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce is hosting a breakfast on March 14, at 7:30 a.m. at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner will share her proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The cost is $8 per person, including gratuity. Reservations are required. Call the Chamber office at 629-9690.

School clean up - The Frederick Douglass School clean up, March 8, is currently scheduled with a snow/rain date of March 15. Call Tracy Wooten at 629-0977 for details.

National winner - Laura E. Pepper, a Family Service Assistant at the Shipley Center in Seaford, receives a national award. Page 2

Surprise dinner - Blades Mayor B.J. Hardin was given a surprise dinner in honor of his 25 years of public service. Page 4

Free courses - The Woodbridge High School Career and Technical Department is offering free Community Mini Courses. Page 11

Surgical artifacts - Roman surgical instruments, ancient coins, necklace are highlights of Hospital Auxiliary Dinner and Auction. Page 13

Down under journey - Meagen Barton recently left for the first leg of a five-month study program in Australia. Page 14

Winter blahs - Some people get so depressed in winter that they act differently. There is actually a name for this. Page 20

Great scores - Woodbridge sixth graders scored the highest in the state on the science test. Page 21

Girls earn trip - The Seaford girls’ basketball team earned a trip to the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center. Page 22

Quarterfinals - The Ravens will meet Henlopen North foe, Seaford, with the winner advancing to the state finals this weekend. Page 24 The Ravens will meet Henlopen North foe, Seaford, with the winner advancing to the state finals this weekend. Page 24