Committee heads working toward construction of the Jay’s Nest playground, Seaford, gather at St. John’s United Methodist Church to make final plans. Construction is set to begin Wednesday. Seated, from left: Gina Banning, Amanda Davis, Alan Peterson and Leigh Ann Parks. Standing: Connie Ayers, Dara Laws, Robin Guinta, Penny Carmack, Desi Laws-Moore and Tina Crouse.

Photo by Lynn R. Parks

Seaford voters ok debt service money transfer - District residents voted 731-175 on the referendum question to move $250,000 from the debt-service account to the operating account. By a vote of 703-195 voters approved shifting 3 cents of the tax rate in the debt-service line item to the operating account.

Bridgeville businesses opening - A new Family Dollar is now open east of Bridgeville and the opening of a new Food Lion is scheduled for later this month. Page 3.

Hearn’s Pond work progressing - Work on the Hearn’s Pond dam is making progress and the completion date is forecast. Page 5

Medical devices - Would you rather look like someone who has a problem hearing than someone who doesn’t know what’s going on? Page 12

Healthy progress - Nason Construction, Inc. has started construction on Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s new Oncology Center. Page 13

Moments with Mike - Everyone enjoys a good auction. Members of Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary will have its 16th annual dinner/auction on Saturday, April 27. Page 15

Starry, Starry Award - The 2002 Arts & Humanities Award will be presented by Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, at the annual spring gala fundraiser, “Starry, Starry Night” on Saturday, April 20. Page 16

Wastewater violations - DNREC has issued an order to an area mobile home park for violations of Delaware laws governing on-site wastewater treatment and disposal (septic) systems. Page 20

Blue Jays rally - The Seaford Blue Jays pick up another win. Page 22

Ride for Life - Harley-Davidson of Seaford, and the Eastern Harley-Davidson Dealers Association proudly announce the 15th Annual “Ride for Life.” Page 36