Delmar district plans referendum
The Delmar School District is planning a referendum on a tax transfer from debt services to current operations funds. The transfer of 25 cents per $100 of assessed property value will finance the purchase of textbooks, library books and instructional, music, art, band and physical education equipment and supplies.
According to the district, the tax transfer will be accompanied by a tax reduction for the coming year.
A meeting to discuss the referendum will be Monday, May 6, 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Voting will take place Saturday, May 11, noon to 9 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
Bi-Staters’ Coffee Talk
Congratulations to Scott and Beverly Dickerson on their new baby boy, Joseph Scott, who was born Tuesday, April 9.
He weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces and was 21 and 1/4 inches long. His proud grandparents are Ronnie and Eleanor Dickerson and Jimmy and Mary Spicer.
We send our prayers and get-well wishes to Doris Cobb for a speedy recovery from her recent fall.
We express our deepest sympathy to Lee and Maria Hastings and their family in the recent death of their son.
Several months ago, National Geographic was in Delmar filming the Mason-Dixon Line, and the town of Delmar. The movie was shown on “National Geographic Today” on Friday, April 12.
Someone in Salisbury was able to video the Delmar portion and contacted Charles Truitt. Charles' son-in-law who lives in Waldorf, Md., was able to get the channel and videoed the entire segment. He will bring the tapes down the next time he’s in the area.
Charles Truitt will be at the Delmar Library on April 21 discussing Delmar and the railroad. He will also show the Delmar portion of the video. When he gets the entire segment, he will let everyone know. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Raffle tickets are being sold for a handmade quilt by the MYF from St. Stephens Church. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. If you would like to buy any, call the church office at 846-9501.
St. Stephens Sunday school is sponsoring a bus trip to Hershey Park on July 20. Reservations have to be made by April 28. For more info, call the church office at 846-9501.
The Kiwanis Annual Community Prayer Breakfast will be held at Melsons UMC from 9 to 10:30 am. Saturday, May 11. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. See any Delmar Kiwanis member for tickets.
Happy birthday wishes go to the following people: April 15, Stephanie Ruark, Erin Hagar; April 16, Shirley Martin, Janis Lankford, Edna Tappan; April 17, Brennen Ralph, Matthew Jenkins Jr.; April 18, Christopher Reavis; April 19, Whitley Langless; April 20, Debrae Crossan
Don’t forget to call me with any news of trips, birthdays, meetings, etc.
Thought for the week: “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.” — Margaret Thatcher