Thursday, April 30, 2015

Lost Another One

North Vietnamese pose in front of a tank outside the Presidential Palace in Saigon, South Vietnam on April 30, 1975, the moment that marked the end of the Vietnam war (known in Vietnam as Resistance War Against America )

Female fashion in the 1960's

The Good and Bad of female fashion in the 1960's

Hitler Is Dead 1945

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Charm City Shows It Charm

Let's face it these people are trash
and now there is a resurgent in the use of the N word

npr photos

Onions In A Two Litre Bottle

Interesting article about growing onions in a two litre bottle  I have doubts about how practical it is and if it produces onions as well as the photo shows.

Four More Poultry Houses Out Around Ellis Grove Road

Higher Taxes For Delmar

Last night at the Delmar Joint Council Meeting the first reading of the budget for each town was read.  Altho the Delmar Maryland side of town cut it close with only three elected people (Ring was missing and there is an unfilled position) both sides passed the resolution to accept their respective  budgets.  There was not a spot for public comment on the agenda.  Only four people were in the audience to listen to the increased tax rates.  Since you were not interested in attending I won't bother you with telling you how much more you will be paying this summer when the tax bills come out.

Carrie Williams of the Friends of the Delmar Library made a pitch to the mayors and council people to buy a brick from the library to help with their capital library campaign to add on to the existing library.  Frankly I am tired of hearing about fundraisers for the library.  No activity has occurred at the old library to show that any construction is going to take place.  They moved out to the temporary location back in October and still nothing is happening at the old library.

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Up Coming Delmar School Board Election

On May 12th there will be an election for the school board.  It is a five year term.  Currently the school board seat is held by David Burton.  Two people have filed to run for election for that school board seat; Becky Neubert and Ray Vincent. 
Filing information with the board of elections;
 Becky Neubert 36323 Mt. Herman Circle., Delmar DE. 19940 Date Filed: 03/06/2015 
Raymond T. Vincent Jr. 14418 Arvey Rd., Laurel DE. 19956 302-875-5707 Date Filed: 03/06/2015 Email
I contacted Ray Vincent and asked him a couple of questions about why he wants to run for the school board.  When he filed he gave an email and phone number so getting in touch with him was no problem.  Becky Neubert however was another issue.  I was unable to find a phone number nor email address for her.  I wrote her a letter asking her the same questions as Ray Vincent, as of this morning I have received no reply. 
Frankly I don't know why anyone would run for public office and not have a way for the public to contact them.
So the questions I asked Ray Vincent and his answers are below:
What is your background?

Ø  Served as President of The Foundation for Delmar Education for three years. In that time we have raised over $130,000 that has been distributed to the faculty and staff of both Delmar Middle and Senior High School and Delmar Elementary School. These funds have helped our teachers provide enhanced instructional opportunities to all students in the Delmar community.

Ø  Owner and General Manager of Vincent Farms, Inc. since 1978. We raise vegetables, grain, and beef cattle. We employ 15 people year round, and about 200 on a seasonal basis. We also operate a retail irrigation business that provides goods and services to other local farmers.

Ø  1982 graduate of Laurel High School

Ø  1986 graduate of Clemson University with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics

Ø  My six children have attended Delmar. The youngest one will graduate in June of 2016.


Why do you want to be on the school board?


Ø  As my children have gone through the Delmar School District, I have come to realize what a special community we have. Delmar is a true community school and hence, provides a unique public school educational experience. I would like to help that continue to be available to the students and families of our town.

What do you hope to accomplish while on the school board?


Ø  I will use my 35 years of business experience to help find creative and workable solutions to overcome the increasing pressure being put on Delmar’s budget by increased State and Federal regulation and increased operating costs. There does come a time when a referendum is warranted, but only after all other avenues are exhausted.

Ø  Recruitment and retention of the best teachers available. Our children deserve nothing less. Delmar is a desirable place to work, and it is critical for that to continue.

Ø  I will support the continued use of a SRO (school resource officer). Our schools must be a safe place to learn and work.

Ø  The current Bi-State agreement that Delmar operates under with Wicomico County will be up for review in 2019. I will work to ensure that Delmar children will continue to be educated in the Delmar School District.

Davis Noble Kinder Family Reunion Sept 5 2015

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