Adkins earns highest honor given by Lions
By Brian Cordrey
William R. Adkins has received the highest form of recognition conferred by the Lions Club International Foundation, the Melvin Jones Fellowship.
Adkins joined the Delmar Lions Club in February 1944 and has 59 years of perfect attendance.
He has served as president twice and is currently serving as secretary for the club, an office he has held for 45 years.
As a member of the Lions Club, Adkins has been involved and helped in many of their service projects.
Middle school holds health day for community
By Brian Cordrey
Delmar Middle School recently held its second annual Community Health Awareness Day. There was an opening assembly for the students and then there were booths set up by various local health agencies and law enforcement agencies and field day-like activities for students. The local community was invited to participate in the activities.
Andy Gerity, representing the American Red Cross, had just returned from the Kansas City tornado disaster and shared information about hurricane and tornado preparedness as well as CPR. He distributed pamphlets and information to the students.
The Mid-Delmarva Family YMCA set up a booth manned by YMCA trainers, Jackie Wood and Laura Lewis. The local YMCA is getting ready for its full summer of many different camps and special programs designed for middle school students. So far, the YMCA has raised $14,800 to fund student participation in the Y’s summer program.
“We don’t turn kids away,” Lewis said.
Carol Droney had a very busy booth with all types of information about health to distribute to students.
Droney represented Beebe Medical Center. There were various puzzles and contests for the students to do and their success was rewarded by prizes.
The booths were set up around the football field and students could visit the booths and also participate in the field day activities. There were all types of games and contests and field sports.
Bi-Staters’ Coffee Talk
After a rough winter health-wise, we so glad to hear that Iona and Jack Whitley are both on the mend and back “on the road again.”
Melson United Methodist Church, Delmar Md., will hold its ice cream social on Saturday, June 28, starting at 3 p.m. the social will feature oyster sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, peas and dumplings, homemade ice cream along with cake as dessert. Please notice the change of time.
Please mark your calendar — The Delmar Day in the Park is postponed until Saturday, July 19.
I would like to wish my sister, Corliss Wright of Hurlock, Md., a very happy birthday on June 17 and to my Aunt Virginia Beall of Seaford a happy birthday on June 19.
Special happy birthday wishes to Elizabeth German, who will celebrate her 97th birthday on June 17.
We wish a happy anniversary to Debbie and Joe Trice and Joanne and Frank Hamilton on Sunday, June 15, 2003.
Our get-well wishes and continued prayers to the following people: Helen Spear, room 2025D, Milford Memorial Rehab Center, 21 W. Clark Avenue, P.O. Box 199, Milford DE 19963. Ruth Webster, room 5136D, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, 100 E Carroll Street, Salisbury MD 21801. Grace Leona Adkins, room 810B, and Samuel Mills, room 516B, both at Salisbury Rehab & Nursing Center, 200 Civic Avenue, Salisbury MD 21804
We send our prayers and a speedy recovery to Charlene and Milton Hill, who are both patients at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.
We send our sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of Olan D. Boyce, Michael Gray, Annabelle Holston and JoAnn White.
We wish the following people very happy birthdays: Eddie Wilson, June 14; Lisa Niblett, Justin Ruark, Janice Sutton and Donald Murray, June 15; Elizabeth German (97th birthday) and Alison Lankford, June 17; Wayne Baker and Cale Johnson, June 19; Randy Wheeler, June 20; and Kathleen Campbell, June 21.
Forty-eight Wildcat Literacy Club members participated in the Beyond the Limits program recently.