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40 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 18. April 24, 1997 Local aviators earn national recognition Wilmington College assistant professor, Norman Runge, and aviation student Mallory Devine of Boothwyn, PA, were recognized recently by Gen. Chuck Yeager, Honorary Chairman of the Young Eagles Program, by being placed on the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Honor Roll. Runge and Devine were two of six individuals selected from Delaware. The Young Eagles Program was initiated by the EAA and other aviation organizations whose members are concerned over the de- clining number of new pilots. Young Eagles are people between the ages of 7 and 17. For more information, call 856-5780. Sussex Tech Adult Division graduates computer students The Sussex Tech Adult Division announced the graduation of 12 Computer Certificate stu- dents. These graduates have been trained in a variety of software applications including WordPerfeet, Windows 95, Excel, Lotus and DOS. This first-ever, 216 hour course was held at the Sussex Teeh West - Dupont Learning Center in Seaford. The next class begins in May. For more information, call 856-9035. Pictured flrom left to right at the graduation ceremony are Mary Brown, Delmar;, Joanne Castell, Laurel; Christine Harris, Seaford; Mary HAckman, Seaford; Sandra Ringgold, Denton, MD; Dawn Rust, Seaford; Christina Wells, Greenwood; and John Williamsen, Seaford. LNSULIN CONTROLLED? STILL PAYING FOR SUPPLIES? WHY? EXPRESS 3s,2 co00o00,= JAI' Columbus, Ohio 43231 FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 1-800-678-5733 Very Special Arts Delaware festival slated for Dover Visual and performing arts pro- duced by adults and children with disabilities will be the focus of the Very Special Arts-Delaware (VSA-DE) annual statewide festi- val at the Blue Hen Corporate Center in Dover on Friday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Throughout the state, profes- sional artists-in-residence have worked with school children and with clients in sites which serve people with disabilities on pro- jects centering on the festival theme - "All About Me." Staff in other facilities have built on teaching skills acquired from pre- vious residencies to develop inde- pendent art projects with their clients. The festival represents a culminating activity for all of these people, providing them an opportunity not only to display their work, but also to receive the recognition and positive feedback which their efforts have earned. VSA-DE also solicits applica- tions for awards in the visual and performing arts. A highlight of the festival is the announcement of arts award winners, who may re- ceive up to $500, enabling them to study and work under master artists in their chosen field. Other festival highlights this year will include an appearance by Miss Delaware 1996, Aimee Voshell. Voshell will be on stage at 11:45 a.m. and will sign auto- graph and chat with audience members following her perfor- mance. In addition, the Conrad Middle School Chorus, under the direc- tion of Joe Hocking, will be per- forming selections from their lat- est musical production, "Clowns," from noon to 12:30 p.m. Special events, hands-on art ac- tivities, karaoke, tasty treats, prizes, and featured guest per- formers round out the day's cele- bration. It's all free and open to the public. For more information, call the Very Special Arts-Delaware of- rice at (302) 831-2084. The Sussex County flag license tag comes with stainless screws for easy mounting. Cape Gazette Salutes Sussex On the eve of the nation's 1976 bicentennial, Bill Scott, of Selbyville and Lewes, set out to create a flag for Sussex County, Delaware. The boundaries of the state's largest county as they exist today were finally established just a year before the thirteen colonies of England declared their independence in 1776. Through the following 200 years, Sussex County had no flag nor any real need for one. The design created by Scott includes elements related to the county's earliest European set- tlers: the Dutch who landed and established a community in the area of Lewes in the early and mid 1600s, and the English who later, under William Penn's guidance, confirmed that Delaware's southernmost county should be known as Sussex. Scott wrote the following background history for his design: "The flag of the Nether- lands since 1630 has been equally divided horizontal stripes of red, white and blue. The flag for the county has adapted this pattern but instead of equal distance the propor- tions of the colors are 1/4 red (on top), 1/2 white, and 1/4 blue. The sheaf of wheat comes from the fact that when Sussex County was under the jurisdiction of William Penn, he decreed that the Sussex County seal should be identified by the sheaf of wheat, Kent County by ears of corn, etc. Since flag design should be as simple as possible, the sheaf of wheat is superimposed on the horizontal Dutch colors, thereby making a colorful and easily recognizable flag." Scott's design was present- ed to Sussex County officials on Return Day in 1974. The Cape Gazette recently ran with Scott's design idea and has created a new license tag New Subscriber Special for the front of Delaware vehi- cles. The newspaper joined forces with Lewes's award-win- ning artist Connie Costigan and commissioned a new version of ScoWs design with a little artis- tic license. Using a representa- tion from a stained glass win- dow in Groome Methodist Church in Lewes as her guide, Costigan drew a shock of stalks bending under the weight of mature wheat grains. Costi- gan's shock was then superim- posed on the Dutch colors to create the latest edition of the Sussex flag. This new version arrives at a time when Sussex County is focusing on the need to pre- serve its valuable farmland. The tag punctuates the histori- cal and contemporary impor- tance of agriculture to the Sus- sex community. The new Sussex County flag license tag is available free to new Cape Gazette subscribers or for the nominal fee of $3 for current subscribers. The tags are also available to non-sub- scribers at a cost of $10. The tags, metal with baked- on enamel paint to capture the vibrant colors of the Sussex County flag, come with a pair of stainless steel screws for easy mounting. II I'd be proud to have the new Sussex County tag. I I r Please print | I I I Your name I | Your address I I I I city State Zip | I( ) I | Your phone I | Second address (Snowbird) | I I I I I I I I I I I I SUBSCRIPTION RATES (Enclose check) r-I $25 Sussex County (52 wk) E] $13 Sussex County (26 wk) E] $40 Out-of-County (52 wk) Q $22 Out-of-County (26 wk) [3 $30 Snowblrd nailed Out-of-County part of the year. Q $30 College Student (9 mo.) [3 $2 Senior Citizen Discount (52 wk) Make check payable and mail to: Cape Gazette, Box 213, Lewes, DE 19958, L ...... or call to place credit card order at (302) 645-7700. ,i I n ,,,, ,m -- m, mm miil mm ,n -- ,m i ,,,, ,m im mm mi ,m ,m mi