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LetLers Murray thanks helpers A special thanks to Patrick Miller. Ed Riordan. Linda Walls and anyone else who helped in the planning of the Bill Murray picnic held at Oak Orchard on Sunday, Oct. 18 Thanks also to all those who attended. Bill Murray for State Representative Committee Making a difference On behalf of the staff and board of directors of Interfaith Mission of Sussex County Inc.. I would Minner Continued from page 1 viding new ways to make the local work force ready for the future. "A well-trained, high quality work force is the key to attracting new business to Delaware. It helps us all, whether we are looking for skilled employees or just enjoying the rewards of a good business economy," she said. The state Will do its part, Min- ner said, by streamlining its many services to job seekers and posting job listings in a central data bank accessed by computers throughout the state. Currently, the state' s job listings are provided by different agen- cies, such as the department of la- bor and the economic develop- ment office. But Minner, who is a member of Lowe's Continued from page 14 Williams said the state will be replacing the elm that was re- moved with two new American elms that have been grown to be more resistant to the Dutch elm disease. "We wanted to use a na- tive species as opposed to an orna- mental. The new trees will be 3- inch caliper and will be planted, as close as possible to where the tbr- mer tree was. We have to approve the source of the trees and we will coordinate with the electric com- pany to place the trees so they will cause as few future problems as possible." Williams said DelDOT hopes to have the new trees planted by Thanksgiving. Lowe's landscaping set As for the actual Lowe's site at Five Points, a landscape architect for the development, firm said last week that 67 trees will be planted along Route 1 and along Sussex 275, The Plantations Road, to cre- ate an avenue effect. Linda Lur- wig works for the Earwon C. McWhorter company that is build- ing the new Lowe's. "We will be planting sod as well as red maples, elms and crepe myrtles along the Wright Chrysler side of the Lowe's site and along like to thank the following volun- teens for making the 1998 Make A Difference Day projects a great success: Christel and Paul Grandell. Larry Ide and Lauren- Ide at Pepper Ridge Park. Carmen and Roman Saenz. Linda Dono- van. Judy White and Dave Kratch at Twin Cedars. and the many children at both locations who pitched in to help. Wal-Mart of Milford awarded our project $1,000 and sent 15 employees, who were instrumen- tal in cleaning up the gardens and grounds at Twin Cedars Apart- ments. They also donated mums, pansies, bulbs, peat moss. soil. trees, bird seed. planter boxes, trash bags, decorations and many the Work Force Development Council, says there are many inad- equacies with the current system and a lot of room for improve- ment. "We get $30 million each year from the federal Department of Labor for our Work Force Devel- opment, and that money is distrib- uted to eight different state agen- cies to do their work," she ex- plained. "It's not money well spent; everything is scattered, and employers are tired of going to state agencies asking for work- ready employees and not finding them." Minner says change is coming. The state is preparing to do its part in creating improved services for the work force by retraining work- ers laid off by downsizing moves of big companies. The federal money for Work Force Develop- ment is going to be put to better Route I and Sussex 275. Along Route ! the trees will be planted about 40 feet apart and along 275 they will be 38 feet apart. Give the landscaping a few years to grow and I think there will be quite a nice avenue effect," said Lurwig. "It should enhance trav- eling along that roadway. Our goal is not just to enhance the store sitebut also the larger expe- rience. Lowe's wants to make a good appearance," said Lurwig. Shesaid the trees will be 2 1/2- inch caliper and 10 to 12 feet tall. The crepe myrtles, she said, will be of the white variety. "They are multistemmed trees and are the largest growing of the crepe myr- tles. Th@ can get to 20 to 30 feet tall." Lurwig said the trees will ex- tend along the full Route 1 side of the Lowe's property and from the Five Points intersection to the rear of the building.al0ng 275. There will be no landscaping along the rear of the building. Two public entrances to the property along 275 will be bound- ed with crepe myrtles. Lurwig said 15 islands in the parking lot will be landscaped with sod, lace-bark elms and crepe myrtles. Along the front of the property - the Route 1 side - she said there will be 50 feet of green space - planted with red maples - between the highway pavement and the parking lot. CAPE items for the children. Subway of Bethany Beach, Pep- si Cola of Salisbury, Selbyville Food Rite and Billy Mills provid- ed lunch for the volunteers and the children at both locations. Catholic Charities staged a puppet show about keeping the environ- ment clean. Ace Hardware of Sel- by ville contributed birdhouses and seed and Peninsula Nurseries donated ornamental cabbages. The office of prevention distrib- uted educational materials for the children. We are grateful to all the people who helped Make A Dif- ference! Kathy Minor Executive director Interfaith Mission of Sussex I use. and state agencies are going to become more efficient in their op- erations. "We want to offer workers the kind of training that is going to help them rise. not just stay at en- try-level jobs," she said. "And we want to get on the right path and work together with private busi- ness to meet the future demands of the job market in Delaware." Some of those demands, Minner said, will be to improve education opportunities and for small busi- ness to provide more child-care options for working parents. "This is going to take a spirit.of willingness and cooperation," said Minner. "We have an obligation to become involved, and I know we can do it." GAZETTE, Friday, November 6. - November 12, 1998 - 17 November, the best month of the year for Stripped Bass fishing,  " Power In Tune With Nature Grady White powered by I'I01l'I i-Stroke Honda Outboard" The Quiet, Fuel Efficient Motor' irillr411"00lrlr= We recommend you read the owner's manual and always wear a personal flotation device while boating. "our Continued Support is Sincerely.Appreciated your 37th District Representative PAID FOR BY FRIENDS OF JOHN SCHROEDER