Delmar Events
Thursday, May 2, 2002
Sara Baynum-King has been named town manager of Delmar.

Mathis is activity director at Chancellor
Chancellor Care Center of Delmar announces the appointment of Wayne Mathis to the position of activity director effective April 29. Mathis has been chaplain at Chancellor Care Center since February 2001 and working part-time in the social service department since August. The appointment to activity director comes after receiving certification from the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals. Mathis’ years as a minister and serving as chaplain at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and Laurel Senior Center helped him to meet the qualifications for certification.

Author discusses preservation
By Brian Cordrey
Robert Parker Fondes was available at the Delmar Public Library to sign copies of his book “From the Attic to Military Museums” and to discuss attic treasures that need to be preserved as historical memorabilia . Fondes lives in Bradenton, Fla., but makes his summer home in Parsonsburg, Md. He was born in the Parsonsburg home in 1927 and it was left to him by his aunt and uncle. When he arrived from Florida to settle his aunt’s and uncle’s estate, he found the home filled with all types of treasures that he could not just throw away. He contacted museums on the Eastern Shore, the Smithsonian, and other national museums to find homes for the historical items he found in the house. Fondes explained how to preserve and donate items of historical interest to the right museum. He explained that “the intent of his book is to challenge readers to realize that they, too, can contribute to military history before items are lost forever.”
Bi-Staters’ Coffee Talk
Sharon Cordrey

Congratulations to the following students:
The eighth-grade English student of the month is Mallory Cropper.

Spanish students of the month are Stephanie Ralph and Matt McElroy; AP Spanish: Tanya Duncan.

Kennedy Keenan, ninth grader, has been selected to participate in a summer Civics Institute.

Billy Zerillo, Nathan Newberry and Chris Moorefield have been selected for the Delaware Academic Wrestling Team.

Shawn Hudson was the winner of the Slam-Dunk Competition at the Blue-Gold All Star Basketball Game held at the University of Delaware.

Eleanor and Will Stacey of Laurel celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary with a trip to the Azalea Festival in Norfolk, Va., with other members from the AARP group last week.

If you want to hear some good gospel music, come to the St. George’s Church in Laurel to listen to Everett Warrington play the piano and sing gospel songs on Sunday, May 5, at 7 p.m.

Happy fourth birthday wishes to Rebecca Ammons from her mother, Karen, Gary and family. Rebecca celebrated her birthday with her family on April 30.

Happy birthday to the following people: Debbie Downing Culver and Dennis O’Neal, on April 28; Lucille Causey and Jeannie Wootten, April 29; Fran Kershner and Wayne Smith, May 1; Erma Dutton, May 3; Bill Brittingham, Wade Long and Dorothy Swann, May 4; and Holly Cordrey on May 5.

Thought for the week: “Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great, make you feel that you too can become great.” Mark Twain