School ‘recovering’ after big construction
By Brian Cordrey
At a recent meeting of the Delmar School Board, superintendent George Stone reported that the district is “recovering from our $21 million construction project.” Many of the budget line items are down, he added, and since the school is newly equipped money is being saved on equipment replacement. The cost of electricity has decreased this year over last. One area of cost increase is funding to pay for teacher’s salaries that went up $77,000 over last year.
The board approved Mark Quillen as a physical education teacher. David Hudson was approved as a middle school football volunteer and Timothy Cousens as middle school soccer volunteer.
The board approved the use of the gym by the Northpointe Tabernacle for six dates.
The Salisbury Community Players were granted permission to use school facilities for presentation of plays. They will pay for all costs incurred by their use of the facilities and an additional rental fee.
Jerry Washburn, men’s basketball fellowship coordinator, was given permission to use the gym and Stan Johnson will be allowed to have open gym for boy’s basketball on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Jay Green reported that the Middle States Evaluation is beginning with the school’s 23-member planning meeting evaluating and generating goals for the middle states report.
Green reported that the new housing project north of Saturn Auto will impact the Delmar Middle Senior High School by adding approximately 40 new students to the population.
He also reported that Delmar Middle and Senior High School currently has 986 students and 63 division units (teachers). This is an increase of 43 students over last year.
Bi-Staters’ Coffee Talk
Laura Brittingham was honored by a surprised birthday party on Sunday, Oct. 21, for her 99th birthday at the St. Stephens Church. Guests from St. Stephens Church and Mount Pleasant Church as well as family members and friends attended this special celebration for her. Refreshments were served by the chancel choir of the church.
Delmar Middle and Senior School celebrated Red Ribbon week, which is a drug free promotion.
Many birthday wishes to Lonnie Figgs, Tuesday, Oct. 23, from your family and friends.
Laura and Kevin Ralph, their daughter Kelly and her cousins Stephanie Ralph and Corey Culver spent a weekend at the Cherry Stone Campground near Cape Charles, Va. All the campsites were decorated with Halloween decorations and the children enjoyed going trick-or-treating around the campground.
Seth and Cody Shubert, accompanied by their two grandmothers, attended the magic show at Delmar Library recently. They were fascinated by the magician and were amazed how he could make things disappear.
The Delmar New Century Club is selling 1-pound bags of black walnuts for $6.50; pecans for $6; mixed nuts for $6.50; bridge nuts (chocolate covered nuts) for $5; and honey roasted peanuts for $3.50. They are being sold at the Bryan and Brittingham store or you can contact Jane Sullivan at 846-9932. The proceeds will go toward the club’s scholarship fund.
Melson United Methodist Church, east of Delmar, will hold a bazaar Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast food (sausage, scrapple), vegetable soup, oyster fritters, chicken salad, hamburgers, and hot dogs, baked and canned goods, as well as craft items will be for sale. For more information, please call 846-2431.
Our prayers and sympathy go to Bill Patterson in the lost of his son, William F. “Cardshark” Patterson Jr. who passed away Sunday, October 21.