Debbie and Rick Slatcher stand near the front of the old Peebles building, which they are transforming into the Seaford Country Store and Antique, Crafts and Collectibles Mall. They expect that the mall, as well as an auction hall that will be next door, will open in mid-April.

Photo by Lynn R. Parks

Rallies in support of the troops - The Seaford Veteran’s Committee is sponsoring “A Rally in Support of Our Troops and President” on Sunday, April 6, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Kiwanis Park at the Memorial along Stein Highway in Seaford. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, signs, flags and yellow ribbons to show their support. Also, Harley-Davidson of Seaford is signing up riders for a “Support the Troops Ride and Funding for Operation Uplink” that is scheduled for Sunday, April 27. Sign in between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. at Harley-Davidson of Seaford on US 13. The Cost is $10 per person.

Minner will run - Gov. Ruth Ann Minner told a large gathering in Laurel she definitely will run for re-election in 2004. Page 3

Auction plans - Plans for the 17th annual dinner/auction sponsored by Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary are in the final stages. Page 4

Up and running - The Seaford boys’ track team won its home opener last week in the first meet on the school’s new track. Page 22

The pit - Alan and Angie Collins are the new owners of The Pit Restaurant. Page 30