Delmar Events
Thursday, October 2, 2003
Bi-Staters Coffee Talk
Sharon Cordrey

Congratulations to the eighth-grade Sprint Writing winners Brandon Ball, Morgan Smith, Jebb Carrier, Less McCullars, Brandy Foskey, Jordon Cropper and David Smith. Less McCullars was the overall winner with 63 words.

Tabatha Roberts has been named the editor-in-chief of the “Wildcat Press.” Congratulations, Tabatha.

The Delmar School District has awarded tenure to the following professionals: Angela Bucy, Kathy Murrell, Alice Hartman, Shay McPhail, Melissa Moser, Christy Parsons, Colleen McDowell, Donna Dukes, Natalie Cullen, Patricia Goslee and Rick Evans.

At a recent board meeting, superintendent George Stone presented a state Department of Education banner to the Delmar High School for its rating of superior under the federal “No Child Left Behind” standard.

We send our get-well wishes to the following: Kevin Morris, who is a patient in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Room 5136, 100 E. Carroll Street, Salisbury, MD 21801; William K. Beach, Room 209-D, Healthsouth Chesapeake Rehab, 220 Tilghman Road, Salisbury, MD 21804; and Samuel Mills, Room 229, ATRIA, 1110 Healthway Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804.

Happy anniversary to Denice and Ted Cordrey, who will celebrate their ninth on Oct. 1.

Happy birthdays are wished to Sue Niblett and Connie Bradley, on Sept. 28. Jack Myers, Vicki Long, Michele Warren and Bobby Culver, Sept. 30. Linda Campbell, Oct. 1. Van T. Crawford Jr..and Scott Kershner, Oct. 2. Stephanie Frayne, Oct. 3. Mary Jane Johnson, and Amy Rogers, Oct. 5.

Thought for the week: “Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.” - Horace

We learn so much in school. Some of us spend years and years attaining degrees to land our dream jobs. That’s great. It takes a lot of will power and commitment to achieve all of this. But, remember that you are learning each and every day. And it might not be just from something you read. Other people hold a wealth of knowledge, and this can be picked up whether through conversation, observation of behavior, or otherwise. There is a proverb that goes something along the lines of the following: A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books. Make sure you are learning in school, but make sure you are learning outside of the classroom as well.
Delmar Chamber 50-50
The Delmar Chamber of Commerce will be selling 50-50 tickets to help raise money for community events. The first winner will receive $500, the second will receive $300, and the third will receive $200, a total or $1000 will be given away. The tickets will go on sale this week and can be purchased at this time at the Delmar Town Hall, the Cookie Bouquet in Delmar or from any Chamber member. Call the Chamber voice mail at 846-3336 for more information.

Delmar fire company has Miss, Little Miss pageants

By Sandy Davis

The Delmar Fire Department held the Little Miss and Miss Fire Prevention Contest on Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Delmar Fire House. Bobby Twilley, chairman of the fire prevention committee, welcomed everyone and stated that there were six Little Miss contestants and seven Miss Fire Prevention contestants. Twilley introduced Jolene Cross-Morris, who was the master of ceremonies for the event. Cross-Morris has received several crowns in her beauty pageant career. She was Miss Laurel, Miss Laurel Fire Prevention, Miss Delaware Fire Prevention and Miss Delmarva Fire Prevention of 1996. Cross-Morris interviewed each of the contestants, beginning with the Little Miss. After the judges tallied their scores the winners were: second runner-up Madison Hill, first runner-up Kayla Adkins and the Little Miss Delmar Fire Prevention queen for 2004 Paige Twilley. Paige was crowned by last year’s Little Miss, Kara Beth Hughes. Paige is 5 years old and the daughter of Bobby Jean Twilley of Delmar. She has a younger sister named Anna and is in kindergarten at Delmar Elementary School. She was first runner-up last year. Cross-Morris then asked the Miss contestants several questions. After the judges made their decision the winners were: second runner-up Renee Bradford, first runner-up Janet Waldman and Miss Delmar Fire Prevention Queen for 2004 Kelly Lloyd. Kelly was crowned by last year’s queen, Heather Johnson. Kelly is 16 years old and is a junior at Delmar High School. She is the daughter of Chris and Linda Lloyd of Delmar and has three sisters, Angie, Tracy and Lindsay. Kelly also has a 1-year-old niece, Cassie. Kelly plays hockey, and softball. She helps with the Feed The Hungry Program at Trinity United Methodist Church, where she is a member. Kelly also works part-time at the Cookie Bouquet in Delmar. She was the first runner-up at last year’s pageant. Heather Johnson, last year’s queen, shared what her past year’s experience meant to her and how the attacks of Sept. 11 had touched her life as well as the lives of many people she knew. Her father, Sean Johnson, is a volunteer at the Delmar Fire Department. Bobby Twilley reminded everyone of Fire Prevention Week which is scheduled from Oct. 5 to 11. He encouraged everyone to check the smoke detectors in their home and to practice fire safety. Twilley has been the chairman for 27 years. The fire department will be doing a program this year for more than 2,500 children. They will visit the schools at Delmar Elementary and Delmar Jr.-Sr. High. Fire truck rides will be offered for the younger children and fire-safety demonstrations will be held. This year’s queens will travel to Cape Charles, Va., to compete for the Miss Delaware and Miss Delmarva Fire Prevention Queen Contest on Oct. 12.