Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sportsmans giveaway

Sportsmans giveaway Delmar Fire Department is holding a sportsmans giveaway on November 3. Doors open at 10 a.m. $29,000 cash plus 4-wheelers and guns. Free food, refreshments and cash bar. You do not need to be present to win. Winners will be notified but you must be 18 years of age to enter. Get your tickets from any member or by calling 302-846-2530. Only 5000 tickets will be sold. Additional raffles will be sold. Guns may be exchanged for Gander Mountain gift cards. Winners are responsible for taxes on all prizes. Gun winners are responsible for all fees for federal check. Any returned check voids tickets. 

Robert Bauman makes the news again

From the papers of The Boy Scouts of America on their employees, scoutmasters and volunteers who may have had sexually abused children and whose names were on a do not let back in the Boy scout list comes Robert Bauman.  Back in 1980 then U.S. Rep. Robert Bauman, R-Md., who was affiliated with the Boy Scouts on the Eastern Shore, was quietly put on the organization's blacklist after his arrest for picking up a 16-year-old male prostitute.  As I recall it came out at a time when he was running for re-election.  He had held office from 1973 until 1980 and was a husband and still is a father of four children.

I think he finally said he had bouts of alcoholism and homosexuality when he could no longer deny it . 

Above Robert Bauman in 1980.

Today Robert E. “Bob” Bauman is Legal Counsel to The Sovereign Society, and serves on its board of directors and was the founding editor of The Sovereign Society Offshore A-Letter.
Bob Bauman In a recent photo from The Sovereign Society 

He wrote the book; "The Gentleman from Maryland: The Conscience of a Gay Conservative "

and he had an interview about a year ago with the Washington Blade

Today he would probably win re-election as it is a much more safe environment for homosexuals plus as I recall he was conservative

Book Sale November 2nd and 3rd

We Number 10!! Yea !! Go Delaware!!!

The Beer Institute,  in their 2011 annual consumption report rated Delaware as number 10 in the nation on a per capita of beer consumption.  The average Delawarean drank 34.3 gallons of beer in 2011. 

10. Delaware
Per capita consumption: 34.3 gallons
Total consumption: 22,592,366 gallons (7th lowest)
Pct. change in consumption '03-'11: -2.3% (8th highest)
Pct. binge drinkers: 20.3% (12th highest
Population density: 465.5/sq. mile (6th highest)

While most of the states that consume a great deal of alcohol are large and sparsely populated, Delaware is the second-smallest state by area, and one of the most densely populated in the country. As of 2003, the state legalized the sale of beer on Sunday. While beer consumption declined 7.5% nationwide between 2003 and 2011, it fell by just 2.3% in Delaware. Delaware is among the top 15 in the country both for heavy drinking and binge drinking. The state also has no sales tax, and an excise tax on alcohol of just $0.16 per gallon.
Interestingly Delaware in 2003 drank 35.1 gallons but was only ranked Number 16.  In 2008, an election year, Delaware drank 36.0 gallons but was still only number 15 in the nation.  Yes, Delaware political candidates have been known to buy you a beer in order to get that vote or maybe  after Markell and Obama was elected we just drank more.
Number 1 in the nation was New Hampshire

1.New Hampshire
Per capita consumption: 43.0 gallons
Total consumption: 41,994,894 gallons (13th lowest)
Pct. change in consumption '03-'11: -1.8% (6th highest)
Pct. binge drinkers: 18.7% (21st highest)
Population density: 147.2/sq. mile (21st highest)

While beer consumption in New Hampshire fell 1.8% between 2003 and 2011, it declined 7.5% nationally. Nearly 66% of people had a drink in the past 30 days through 2011, second only to Wisconsin. Although the state has the highest per-capita consumption, only 18.7% of the population are considered binge drinkers, just slightly over the 18.3% national rate. New Hampshire has a tax of 30 cents per gallon of beer. In neighboring Vermont, it runs as high as 55 cents a gallon if alcohol content is more than 6%. Jones believes that New Hampshire has the highest beer consumption partly because Vermont and Massachusetts residents come there to purchase alcohol.

Maryland  was way down at number 47 with only 23.3 gallons per person.  With their higher tax no doubt they were driving to Delaware to get their beer skewing the statistics.  But since the Raven Cheerleaders are in the top ten we will include them.
We're Number 10 hey hey
under the sun hey hey 

as for you Maryland
you're number 47

Friday, October 19, 2012

Mule Show This Sunday

Federalsburg Heritage Day

Picked up from My Shore.Com

FEDERALSBURG -- The Federalsburg Historical Society will hold its annual Heritage Day and Open House on Oct. 27. The event will be held at the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Of special interest this year will be a presentation by guest speakers John Creighton and Pat Lewis entitled "Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad During the 1850s." Both Creighton and Lewis are well-known local researchers and historians. The presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the museum.John and Pat are noted researchers and historians and their presentations are captivating," said Federalsburg Historical Society President Bart Johnson. "We are fortunate to have them speaking about the Federalsburg Heritage Area."
There will be many exhibits, and lunch items and baked goods will be for sale.
"Come and listen to their presentation at 10:30, look at the cool "stuff'' that we have in the Museum and stay for lunch," he said. "Of particular interest is the model of the old Federalsburg A's Ball Park on display."
Another important part of Heritage Day is Exeter. It will also be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for visitors. This historic house is one of the oldest structures in the southern part of Caroline County and was a gift to the Federalsburg Historical Society by the Holt Family Trust in 2011. It was listed on the Register of Historic Places in 1978.
The Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum is located behind the town hall in Federalsburg. Exeter is located at 408 Old Denton Road also in Federalsburg. For further information, contact Bart Johnson at 410-754-8964.


Ham Radio License Class

Ham radio license class The Sussex County Amateur Radio Emergency Service will be offering a technician amateur radio license class on Oct. 27 and 28 at Sussex Technical High School. The class is open to anyone who is interested in obtaining an amateur radio ("ham") license. Attendees must purchase a study guide prior to the class. There is no fee to attend but a donation of $20 to cover instructional and testing expenses is suggested. Classes will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday ending with the administration of the FCC amateur radio license exam. This is a great way to get into the hobby of amateur radio by reading a study guide in advance and spending a weekend with expert instruction including the FCC exam. You can leave the class as a licensed amateur radio operator. For more information or to register, contact Dell Palmer, K3AXR at or 410-208-3328.

Sussex County Cousins

Genealogy researchers gather The next meeting of "Sussex County Cousins" will be held at the Laurel Public Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Carpenter Community Room. The morning session of sharing and networking will begin at 10 a.m. with coffee and light refreshments and conclude at noon. The optional afternoon session will resume for an hour at 12:30 p.m. with additional, informal group conversations. Topics for the group conversations include What land records can do for you, What message boards can do for you, and Hidden gems you can find in Laurel Library's Delaware collection. These small group discussions will be led by local, experienced genealogy enthusiasts and are meant to help sharpen research skills. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch as the family discussions often spill over into the noon hour.

Kiwanis Club phone book

Kiwanis Club phone book The Kiwanis Club of Delmar is working on their 2013-2014 Delmar phone book. Anyone who would like to place an ad or make changes to the name, address or phone number that is in the 2011-2012 book, please contact any member. Members names and phone numbers are listed in the back of the current book on page 73. Ads and changes need to be in by Oct. 31. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

National School Lunch Week, running from Oct. 15 to 19

“School Lunch – What’s Cooking?” is about celebrating the positive changes that have been made in school lunch programs across the country. Schools nationwide have been cooking up all sorts of exciting programs and plans.

Between new meal patterns, chef-inspired recipes and freshly prepared meals, there have been lots of great developments in school lunch. 

National School Lunch Week, October 15-19, 2012.


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Our children are the key to America's success in the 21st century, and it is incumbent upon us all to ensure they have the resources they need to reach their greatest potential -- including access to healthy meals at school. During National School Lunch Week, we recognize all those whose dedicated work and care make good nutrition a reality for our sons and daughters.

Our students deserve the best possible chance to live healthy, productive lives. Since the National School Lunch Program was founded over six decades ago, schools have served over 200 billion lunches that have helped generations of children achieve in the classroom and grow into our country's next generation of leaders. This school year, the program will carry that legacy forward by providing nutritious meals for tens of millions of students every day. These meals are a vital source of fruits, vegetables, and other fresh and nutritious foods for our Nation's young people. Through efforts like First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative, we are continuing to bring together stakeholders at every level of government, in the private sector, and throughout our communities to ensure more children have access to the healthy, affordable food they need to learn and grow.

Soon after President Harry Truman signed the National School Lunch Act in 1946, he reminded us that "nothing is more important in our national life than the welfare of our children, and proper nourishment comes first in attaining this welfare." This week, we thank the countless individuals who make our children's well-being their highest priority, and celebrate the National School Lunch Program as a foundation for their success in the years to come.

The Congress, by joint resolution of October 9, 1962 (Public Law 87-780), as amended, has designated the week beginning on the second Sunday in October each year as "National School Lunch Week," and has requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this week.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week of October 14 through October 20, 2012, as National School Lunch Week. I call upon all Americans to join the dedicated individuals who administer the National School Lunch Program in appropriate activities that support the health and well-being of our Nation's children.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.



Workshop to be held on keeping backyard chicken flocks healthy in Delaware

DOVER – Delaware residents interested in learning more about raising backyard chicken flocks and how to protect their chickens against diseases are invited to attend a free workshop this month.

The seminar will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Hartly Fire Hall, and includes a free buffet dinner. Space is limited, and participants must register by Oct. 20.

“This program is for anyone who wants to raise backyard poultry flocks and has in interest in learning how to recognize common poultry diseases,” said Delaware State Veterinarian Dr. Heather Hirst of the Delaware Department of Agriculture, which is hosting the event, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Speakers will include Dr. Nathaniel Tablante, poultry health extension specialist at the University of Maryland, on disease occurrence and prevention; Dr. Daniel Bautista, director of the Lasher Laboratory at the University of Delaware, on the most common poultry diseases among small flocks on the Delmarva Peninsula; and Dr. JoAnna Quinn of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, on what backyard flock owners should know about avian influenza.

 To register, please contact Lawina Slaubaugh at the Delaware Department of Agriculture at (302) 698-4561 or by Oct. 20. A free roast beef buffet dinner will be provided. The Hartly Fire Hall is at 2898 Arthurville Road, Hartly.

Weightlifting Wednesday

Dead Men Tell No Tales

Dead Men Tell No Tales or Do They? Join the Delmar Historical and Arts Society on Thursday 7 P. M. November 8th at the Avenue Building in Delmar Delaware and listen to Chuck Swift, noted historian, speak on “The Field of Stones Project.”  Whoever said "dead men don't tell tales" must have never visited a cemetery and Chuck Swift will tell us how the tombstones of the deceased actually do tell stories.  In fact, they stand as some of the richest sources for biography and local history anywhere around.  Chuck has been to area cemeteries that are in corn fields, towns and church yards and he will relate the graves to the living families in the area. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Borrowing $400,000

Delmar Town Charter
(36) To borrow money in the name of the Town for any proper municipal purpose and in order to secure the payment of the same to issue bonds or other forms or kinds of certificate or certificates of indebtedness, pledging the full faith and credit of the Town or such other security or securities as the Town Council shall select for the payment of the principal thereof and the interest due thereon, all of which bonds or other kinds or forms of certificates of indebtedness issued by the Town shall be exempt from all state, county or municipal taxes; provided, however, that in no event shall the indebtedness of the Town for any and all purposes at any one time exceed the aggregate twenty-five percent (25%) of the assessed value of all real estate in the Town subject to the assessment for the purpose of levying the annual tax hereinbefore mentioned;

(42) To borrow money in anticipation of revenues on the full faith and credit of The Town of Delmar sum or sums not exceeding One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00) in any one year when, in the opinion of a majority of the Town Council of The Town of Delmar, the needs of the Town require it. Any sum so borrowed shall be secured by promissory notes of The Town of Delmar, duly authorized by Resolution adopted by the Town Council, and signed by the Mayor, and attested by the Secretary of the Town Council with the corporate seal affixed, and no officer or member of the Town Council shall be personally liable for the payments of such notes because it is signed by them as officers of the Town and is authorized by the resolution of the Town Council; provided, however, that the total sum outstanding as a result of utilizing this section at any one time shall not exceed One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00); and provided further that such ad valorem taxes may be levied as is necessary to pay the principal of the interest on said bonds as is required without regard to any other limitation concerning the maximum rate of taxation and such notes and the interest thereon shall be exempt from all taxation by the State of Delaware or by any political subdivision, agency or subdivision thereof.

(a) The Town Council may borrow money and issue bonds or certificates of indebtedness to secure the repayment thereof on the faith and credit of the Town of Delmar to provide funds for the erection, extension, enlargement, purchase or the repair of any plant, machinery, appliances, or equipment for the supply, or the manufacture and distribution of electricity or gas for light, heat or power purposes; for the furnishing of water to the public, for the construction, repair and improvements of highways, streets or lanes or the paving, curbing or erection of gutters and curbs along the same; for the purchase of real estate for any municipal purpose; for the construction or repair of sewage disposal equipment; or to defray the cost or the share of the Town of the costs of any permanent municipal improvements; provided however that the borrowing of money therefor, shall have been authorized for The Town Council in the manner following:
(1) The Town Council by resolution shall propose to the residents and property owners of the Town that The Town Council proposes to borrow a certain sum of money for any of the purposes above stated. The resolution shall state the amount of money desired to be borrowed, the purpose for which it is desired, the manner of securing the same, and all other pertinent facts relating to the loan which are deemed pertinent by The Town Council and in their possession at the time of the passage of the resolution and shall fix a time and place for a hearing on the said resolution.
(2) Notice of the time and place of the hearing on the resolution authorizing said loan shall be printed in a newspaper having a general circulation in the Town or distributed in circular form at least one week before the time set for the public hearing.
(3) Following the public hearing, a second resolution shall then be passed by The Town Council ordering a special election to be held not less than thirty (30) days nor more than sixty (60) days after the said public hearing to borrow the said money, the said special election to be for the purpose of voting for or against the proposed loan. The passing of the second resolution calling a special election shall ipso facto be considered the determination of The Town Council to proceed with the matter in issue.
(4) The notice of the time and place of holding the special election shall be printed in two (2) issues of a newspaper having a general circulation in the Town of Delmar within thirty (30) days prior to the special election or distributed in circular form at least fifteen (15) days prior to the special election, or both, at the discretion of The Town Council.
(5) At such special election every person who would be entitled to vote at a biannual election if held on that day shall be entitled to one vote.
(6) The Town Council shall cause to be prepared, printed and have available for distribution a sufficient number of ballots not less than five (5) days prior to the said Special Election. The Special Election may, at the discretion of The Town Council, be conducted by the use of voting machines or by paper ballot. The Town Council shall appoint three (3) persons to act as a Board of Special Election. The polling places shall be opened from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. prevailing time, on the date set for the Special Election.
(7) The Board of Special Elections shall count the votes for and against the proposed loan and shall announce the result thereof. The Board of Special Elections shall make a certification under their hands of the number of votes cast for and against the proposed loan and the number of void votes and shall deliver the same to The Town Council which said Certificate shall be retained by The Town Council with the other papers of The Town Council.
(8) The form of the bond or certificate of indebtedness, the interest rate, the time or times of interest, the classes of the bond, the time or times of maturity, and the provisions as to registration shall be determined by The Town Council after the Special Election.
(9) The bonds may be sold at either public or private sale as determined by the Town Council. If the bonds shall be offered for public sale, they shall be sold to the best and most responsible bidder(s) therefore after advertisement in a manner to be described by the Town council as least one (1) month before offering the same for sale.

Tombstone Tuesday

George B. Hastings June 2, 1890 to June 21, 1890 Trinity Church Cemetery

Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday Marilyn

LDGS Presents Karen Lemon On October 24th

On Wednesday at 7 PM October 24th Karen Lemon, Register of Wills for Wicomico County, will speak on what can be found in the Records of Orphan Court.  This will be at the research library of the Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society (LDGS) across the street from the court house.

Karen Lemon has made the Delmar Dustpan once before while at the Wicomico County Fair in 2006 when she participated in the Buffalo Chip throwing contest at the fair. 

Hopefully she will not be throwing buffalo chips at the meeting.  The above photo shows Karen watching her Buffalo Chip wing it's way across the field.



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As business leaders and public advocates, teachers and scientists, musicians and athletes, and in countless other ways, blind and visually impaired Americans have profoundly enriched every part of our national life. Today, we celebrate their innumerable contributions, and we recommit to guaranteeing equal access, equal opportunity, and equal respect for all Americans.

My Administration is working to ensure people with disabilities have full access to the education, information, and job training they need. Over the past year, we have continued to implement the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, which makes it easier for people who are deaf, blind, or visually impaired to take advantage of today's cutting-edge technologies -- including home and mobile broadband. As part of that implementation, the Federal Communications Commission has established video description standards for television stations that help ensure programming is accessible for blind and visually impaired Americans. And in keeping with the promise of equal access to technology under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Department of Justice reported last month on our progress toward making Federal resources fully accessible and offered new recommendations to further improve compliance throughout the Federal Government.

We are also striving to open new pathways for blind and visually impaired Americans to pursue careers in all fields, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). To provide more opportunities for students to achieve in math and science classes, the Department of Education is promoting effective learning materials for blind and visually impaired students. This year, the White House honored 14 individuals, including several who are blind, as Champions of Change for their work to expand educational and employment opportunities for people with disabilities in STEM fields. Their example affirms that when the playing field is level, people with disabilities are equally capable of excelling in these economically vital professions.

When the American people have the chance to succeed, we can achieve extraordinary things. Today, we renew our commitment to innovative projects and initiatives that will propel us further toward full access, inclusion, and opportunity for blind and visually impaired Americans.

By joint resolution approved on October 6, 1964 (Public Law 88-628, as amended), the Congress designated October 15 of each year as "White Cane Safety Day" to recognize the contributions of Americans who are blind or have low vision. Today, let us recommit to strengthening our Union and ensuring we remain a Nation where all our people, including those living with disabilities, have every opportunity to achieve their dreams.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 15, 2012, as Blind Americans Equality Day. I call upon public officials, business and community leaders, educators, librarians, and Americans across the country to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.