New Century Club bears are for children in emergencies
The New Century Club of Delmar has joined other clubs in the GFWC-Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs in the Blue Bear Brigade. The members of the clubs are making bears in soft blue fabric to be given to rescue squads to help comfort children being transported in an emergency situation. The bears are the child’s to keep. The bears are being given to the emergency squads in the Delmar Fire Department and the police department by New Century Club members.
The Blue Bear Brigade is a General Federation of Women’s Clubs-Junior’s special project and is being done in most of the United States.
Catrina Ritenour is student of the month in English class
The February Student of the Month in Juley Harper’s eighth-grade English class at Delmar Middle School is Catrina Ritenour.
Catrina is the 14-year-old daughter of Tina and Brian Ritenour of Delmar.
Catrina has three siblings: Alicia, Brent and Derrick. She enjoys playing sports and she loves music.
At Delmar High School she is involved in cheerleading.
Catrina is described by her teacher as a very quiet and respectful student.
Harper says, “Catrina is one of those students that you never have to ask twice to do anything. She is always courteous and polite and is a hard worker.”
When Catrina was announced as this month’s student of the month, she responded by saying that she was “very surprised!”
Bi-Staters’ Coffee Talk
The Bi-Staters’ Coffee Talk column will celebrate its first year on April 12. I want to sincerely thank everyone for your support and for sharing news with me over the past year.
Without your help there would be no column.
We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Bill Short, who passed away Saturday, March 30.
We also express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Clifford McGee, who passed away last week.
Elaine and Norman Carr celebrated an Easter dinner at their home with their family of fourteen. A special guest was daughter Terri’s houseguest, Gosia, from Poland.
One of Poland’s Easter traditions is to spray friends with water. To make Gosia feel more at home, Norman greeted her at the door and sprayed her with a bottle of water. She really got a laugh out of that.
Don’t forget the Delmar Kiwanis yard sale on Saturday, April 6, starting at 6 a.m. It will be held outside in front of Camelot Hall on State Street, Delmar. Any donations are appreciated — volunteers will come and pick up your items. Call Alvin Palmer at 302-846-3728 or any Kiwanis member. Or you may bring donations to the church office. The yard sale will be held inside in the hallway if it rains.
PRMC Healthfest, on Saturday, April 6th, 8 a.m. to noon, will be held at the James M. Bennett High School, Salisbury. There will be various free health screenings (some require an appointment), refreshments, activities and displays. For information, call 410-543-7137.
Happy birthday to the following people: Leslie Baker and Patrick Wood on April 1; Virgil Nichols, Robert J. Webster, Leigh Ann Cooper and Allyson Litchford, April 2; Freda Oliphant and Kelly Ralph, April 3; James L. Hearn III, April 4; Conner Alan Niblett and Philip Lee Cooper, April 5; Larry McAllister and Elizabeth Pegelow Messick, April 6; Violet Vincent, April 12; Janet Jestice, April 13.
Thought for the week: “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” Ralph Waldo Emerson