Saturday, March 26, 2011

Local Weather

 I was thinking about some Ocean City Thrasher's French Fries so I decided to check out the weather. Looking at the Ocean City web cams it doesn't seam like the cool air is holding some people back. I wonder if Thrasher's will be open tonight? Don't you hate those cravings?

Snow? Yep, we usually get some flurries or a dusting about this time of year every year, sometimes even the first part of April. Does anyone remember our elders calling the snow that we get this time of year the "onion snow"? 

Zone Forecast: Inland WorcesterMobile Weather Information

Last Update: 1104 AM EDT SAT MAR 26 2011
Detailed text forecast
Hazardous weather condition(s):

This Afternoon...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight...Partly cloudy in the evening...then cloudy with snow and rain after midnight. Little or no snow accumulation. Lows in the lower 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Sunday...Snow until late afternoon. A chance of rain in the afternoon. A chance of snow late. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Cold with highs in the upper 30s. North winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Sunday Night...Mostly cloudy in the evening...then clearing. Cold with lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Monday...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

Tuesday...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

Tuesday Night...Partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s.

Wednesday...Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Highs in the lower 50s.

Wednesday Night...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Thursday...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

Thursday Night...Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Lows in the lower 40s.

Friday...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

VA. Police Seize "Spice"

Bath Salts are sold under the names of "Ivory Wave" and "Cloud Nine". Smoked or injected it can have the same effects as LSD, Cocaine or Ecstasy.

By: Melanie Woodrow

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - It's been illegal since Wednesday , and already, local law enforcement agencies are cracking down on businesses selling synthetic marijuana, known as spice. (labeled as potpourri or incense)

Governor Bob McDonell signed legislation criminalizing the possession, sale, and distribution of spice and bath salts. An emergency clause meant the bill went into effect immediately.

In Newport News, police officers took all of the spice from Lazy Dayz Hookah Lounge and Outer Edge Gifts on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard.

In Virginia Beach, employees at Birdneck Food Mart and Papa Joe's Smoke Shop voluntarily pulled spice from their shelves.

Businesses should contact their local law enforcement agencies to turn over any remaining spice.

Spring Has Been Put On HOLD- I Guess

(For the lower Eastern Shore)

I vote NO!!


First Annual Shore BEEF and BBQ

FREE BBQ buffet to local active firemen

Saturday March 26, 2011
11:00 AM until 2:00 PM

6278 Lankford Highway

New Church, Virginia

(just before T's Corner)

Please note that Shore BEEF and BBQ will be open for regular customers on Saturday too.

Facebook Kicks Off 20,000 Underage Users Every Day

Would it surprise you to learn that, according to a Pew study, nearly half of all 12-year-olds in the U.S. use social network sites, even though they don't meet the minimum age requirements? For Facebook, it's a headache they could do without.

But it's nevertheless a headache they're trying to address. The Daily Telegraph is reporting that roughly 20,000 children are booted off Facebook every day for lying about their age.

But it could be considered an almost impossible problem to solve because Facebook has no mechanisms to work out whether a new user is telling the truth when he or she signs up. "It's not perfect," said Facebook's chief privacy adviser Mozelle Thompson.

And the 20,000 figure quoted is but a fraction of the 600 million (and ever growing) users that are on Facebook. What's more, underage users aren't merely an issue for the social network site but for regulators concerned with privacy issues. In the U.S., that's been spearheaded of late by Senator Al Franken, who has already been the co-author of a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg related to collecting the personal data of users.

"These younger users," said Franken (referring at the time to teenagers between the age of 13–17) are the most vulnerable to predators on Facebook and the rest of the Internet and it should be impossible for them to inadvertently share their phone numbers and home addresses with anyone." And Franken would no doubt note the grim irony that, when it comes to the preteen market, this is no laughing matter.


Special Tribute Given To Lippoldt and Torres

Written by:
Bill Kerbin
POCOMOKE CITY -- The members of the Mar-Va Theater Performing Arts Center paid a special tribute to two longtime volunteers at an annual dinner. Curt Lippoldt(left in photo) and Arnold Torres (right) were honored; both had served as president of the center.
Lippoldt's involvement in the restoration of the historic theater began in the days he was mayor of Pocomoke City. He later served as historian for the theater and, in 2002, began five years of service as president. Stepping down as president in 2007, he took on the job of restoration chairman; he then served as treasurer until this past December.

Torres joined the board in 2005, serving on the finance committee and the restoration team. He accepted the presidency in 2007 and led the center until this past December when the present president, Laura Morrison, was named to the post. Morrison also complimented Torres for compiling a photographic history of events at the theater.

Expressing his pride in the community, Torres thanked the members of the board for bringing the "Mar-Va back to life." The theater had been closed for a number of years prior to the formation of MTPAC, which later assumed ownership.

Lippoldt said that with his service on the board he had gained so many new friends. He was pleased to see so many people dedicated to the community. He added that Torres had done a "great job" in his service as president.

A third former president of MTPAC, Don Malloy, was also recognized for his service.

Morrison also announced that the organization has created another award, "Volunteer of the Year," to be given to someone who is not a member of the board. The award, this year, was given to Carol Justice. Justice took on the responsibility of ordering all the movies and returning them after they were shown, until the theater employed a manager, Emily Rantz. She also organizes the volunteers for the Friday night movies as well as being on hand herself.

The theater, which has been restored to its original condition, presently features movies every other weekend, with the movie, "Mars Needs Moms," planned for April 1-2. On April 9, the well-known Glenn Miller Orchestra will be on stage.

Source; worcester county times

Suspect Still Wanted For Armed Robbery

According to Major Todd Godwin, on December 12, 2010 at approximately 02:45 a.m., the Accomack County Sheriff's Office received a report of an armed robbery that had occurred at the Shore Stop convenience store in Accomac. Reportedly taken during this incident was an undisclosed amount of money and merchandise.

An investigation into this incident has resulted in two suspects being identified. Warrants have been obtained against 22 year old Roy Brewer Davison and 28 year old Jacqueline Applegate, both of Princess Anne, Maryland, for robbery, armed burglary with the intent to rob and use of a firearm in the commission of a robbery. Jacqueline Applegate is currently incarcerated in the Wicomico County Jail on Maryland charges as well as on a detainer from Accomack County for this incident. Roy Brewer Davison has not been located as of this date. Roy Davison is described as a white male, 6'00", 150 lbs, blue eyes, blond hair.

Anyone having information regarding the whereabouts of Roy Brewer Davison is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriffs Office at 757-787-1131 or 757-824-5666.

Source; shoredailynews

Friday, March 25, 2011

Costs of Operating Circuit Court

Written by:
Nancy Powell
Associate Editor
Ocean City Today
An increase in the number of jury trials adds to the cost of operating Circuit Court

“Jury trials have more than doubled in the past few months,” court administrator Richard Outmen told the Worcester County Commissioners during their budget session Tuesday.

From July 2009 through March 2010, 22 jury trials were conducted. From July 2010 through March 2011, that number increased to 49.

“The pace has intensified in the past six to eight months and probably will intensify further,” said Judge Richard Bloxom, who, along with Judge Thomas C. Groton III, accompanied Outten.

Sometimes, prospective jurors are notified to go to Circuit Court in Snow Hill, but before jury selection begins, the attorneys for the prosecution and the defense work out a deal and the people go home. Even if no trial is held, the people in the jury pool must still be paid a per diem rate of $25.

Three-fifths of any appropriation the commissioners make for jury per diem cost is reimbursed by the state.

By the end of January 2011, jury reimbursements had risen to $42,000, but the fiscal year 2011 budget only listed $40,000 for court fines and those reimbursements together. Fines accounted for $19,998.

The current budget for per diem jury costs is $34,100. Outten asked that the commissioners increase it to $70,000.

The number of jury trials for criminal cases has increased partly because Beau Oglesby, the new state’s attorney, wants more trials and fewer plea bargains and because many defendants request jury trials. Although some defendants request jury trials as a stalling tactic, others request them because they might be facing a stiff mandatory sentence if found guilty of certain felonies and prefer to take their chances with a jury instead of a judge.

There are also more indictments for drug dealers and for more serious cases, Bloxom said. The number of jury trials for civil cases has also increased.

Even though the state reimburses most of the per diem costs, other costs are involved. Those include salaries for people involved in scheduling and working with the juries. Theoretically, jury trials could be held simultaneously in the three courtrooms in Circuit Court in Snow Hill.

Partly because of the increase in jury trials, Outten and the judges requested that a vacant position be filled.

“It’s an essential, vital position,” Outten said. “The position is necessary.”

The vacant position is for Outten’s administrative assistant. His previous administrative assistant took over the duties of a criminal assignment clerk a few months ago. In addition to assisting Outten, the new hire would fill in as a judge’s secretary when needed, monitor the court smart system in the absence of a court reporter, fill in as a court assignment commissioner and organize and attend various meetings.

Outten asked the commissioners a few months ago for permission to fill that position, but was told to wait until budget time. Tuesday, Commissioner James Purnell told Outten, “We’ll take you at your word [that the position is needed].”

Altogether, the requested budget for Circuit Court is $1.25 million, an increase of $48,536 over the current $1.2 million budget.

Source; oceancitytoday

Thursday, March 24, 2011

FIRST Robotics Team 1829 Fundraiser Tonight

At "The Blarney Stone"
Thursday March 24, 2011
Onancock, Virginia

Members of the FIRST Robotics Team 1829 will be bussing tables, serving food and collecting tips that will go toward future team expenses.

Be sure to stop by "The Blarney Stone" TONIGHT and help this team out!

FIRST Robotics Team 1829 Fundraiser

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tickets to Play: $20/person in advance, $25 at the door

$50/team of 2 in advance, $55 at the door

Ticket pays for admission, t-shirt, hot dog/hamburger, drink, and chips!

Open to the public, Food Available, Additional Games, Parents lounge, etc.

Ticket Sale Locations

Buddy’s Electronics

1128 Ocean Highway

Pocomoke, MD 21851

Book Bin

25304 Lankford Highway

Onley, Virginia 23418

Event Location

Cropper Center

7463 Kearsarge Circle

Wallops Island, VA 23337

Registration begins at 2pm, Tournament Begins at 3pm

1st place team- $150

2nd place team- $100

3rd place team- $50

PS3 & XBox-360 Options, Matches will be 2v2 on randomly chosen maps,

Solo players will be paired up randomly, $5 buyback option

**Participants under 17 years of age require parental permission**

For more information please visit –

or call Amy at 1-888-745-4744 ext 105

FIRST Robotics Team 1829 Fundraiser

Behind The Microphone- The Early Years

Over the instrumental strains of his musical theme "My Happiness" the mellow voice of J. Dawson Clarke greeted his audience from WBOC's Pocomoke City radio studio located on the northeast block of Willow Street. His Monday through Friday mid-morning program began in 1950 and aired for more than twenty years. If you're on the plus side of 60 and grew up in the Pocomoke area perhaps you were a member of Dawson's Saturday morning "Teen Town Record Club." Kids from about five years old through early teens crowded the small studio for the live program and a chance for prize giveaways such as candy and records.

In the late 1920's Dawson played the piano during silent movies at the Marva Theatre; in later years he became co-owner and then sole owner of the Marva. He also did professional photography. During the early days of local television Dawson accompanied Eastern Shore Of Virginia singer Brooks Russell on the piano on entertainment programs (Russell later started WESR radio in Tasley).

Dawson was a proud booster of Pocomoke City and was elected to numerous terms as mayor serving from 1968-1986.
Pocomoke's own radio station, WDVM at 540 on the AM dial, signed on the air in August of 1955 with Dave Welborne at the helm as station manager (the call letters later changed to WDMV, today it's WGOP) . Some other voices behind the microphone during the Pocomoke station's first decade included Larry Lambeth , Stan Burns, **"Mama's Country Youngin" Eddie Matherly, Curt "White" (Welborne), Ron Smith, Choppy Layton, Mal Pierce, Pierce Burgess, "Cousin" Toby Miller, Marlin Myers, Jack Gillen, Herb Harvey, Will Hall, Johnny Walker, Bob Sealy, John Ennis, Tom Marr, Carl Briggs, Wayne Powell. A studio in Crisfield in the late 1950's was manned by Eastern Shore musician "King" Sterling and then by Charles Dryden who was also Crisfield mayor. **(Search "Matherly" on this site for article Remembering An Eastern Shore Radio Legend .)

After their days on the airwaves from Pocomoke City..... Dave Welborne left in 1960 and later owned radio stations in Danville, Va. and Cumberland, Md. His brother Curt then held the reins as manager of the Pocomoke station. Curt later changed careers and went into the educational field. At last report he was still working, part-time, for a community college in Whitesville, NC. Stan Burns (real name Stanley Bernstein) and Mal Pierce (real name Malcolm Pierce Rosenburg) went into law, each becoming attorneys in the Philadelphia area. Choppy Layton went on to start up and operate a highly rated FM station in Ocean City for many years and today is back at his roots at Pocomoke's 540 where his career stated at age 15 as "Chop Chop The Disc-Jock!" Jack Gillen remained in radio at various area stations and is now an FM station owner operating from Snow Hill. John Ennis had a long career in television news in Norfolk where he specialized in military reporting.

Tom Marr became a radio talk show host in Baltimore and is still on the air there; he was also involved in Baltimore Orioles radio broadcasts for a number of years. Johnny Walker (not to be confused with a same name personality on Baltimore radio) was a seasoned veteran in broadcasting by the time he lent his voice to the Pocomoke airwaves. He later was dealt a harsh family situation when his son John Walker Jr. was convicted of spying for Russia.
In the late 1950's and in the 1960's area teens who dialed up Salisbury's WJDY on their transistor radios heard Top 40 rock and roll played by Dick Ireland, "RT" (Roland Twig), Jim King, Johnny Williams (John Psota), Bob Callahan, Bill Kline, Herb Kravitz, Bob Rogers, and Jerry Skislak. In later years Mike Seidel, a Salisbury youngster with an interest in weather, read weather forecasts on WJDY and was later a dj there. A summer job found him behind the microphone at Pocomoke's 540 every Sunday from sign-on to sign-off. He worked for Choppy Layton's Ocean
City station before starting a career as a television meteorologist. Today Seidel is a veteran television weather reporter at The Weather Channel.

If you tuned your radio dial to 960 in the 1950's and 60's some voices you heard on WBOC in Salisbury included Lanny Layton, George Hack, Tom Maguire, Ralph Pennewell, Phil "Curly" Adams(Adamo), Wayne Gruen, John Rahe, Dave Beuret, Jim Abbot, and Barry Patchet.

Hillbilly "Luke Simpkins" and old man "Caleb McAbee" (he pronounced it Macabee) were among several voice character creations of Lanny Layton. "Mr. McAbee's 12 Days Of Christmas" was a seasonal favorite of Lanny's radio audience. He also made appearances on WBOC-TV's "Club 16" as Mr. McAbee. A "tremendous talent" is how fellow radio voice George Hack described Lanny Layton.  And George commented: "Lanny Layton and I had a pretty good thing going on WBOC in the morning, so much so that we thought we'd give the Mutual Radio Network a shot. I went ahead and made arrangements with the network to interview us for a possible slot but alas Lanny opted never happened." Little is known about Lanny's career after his days on the radio at WBOC and later at WICO. In the mid 1960's he made a weekly television appearance representing the sponsor of a local program. One recollection is that after radio Lanny worked for the state of Delaware.

The first radio voice heard on WBOC was that of John B. Greenberger who remained with the station for 35 years until his retirement in 1975. In the 1940's 15-year-old Don Messick began his entertainment career performing a live one-hour weekly program on the Salisbury station featuring voice characters he created. He went on to a five decade career as the voice behind some of the best known Hanna-Barbera television cartoon characters including "Scooby Doo". Early in his broadcasting career a young Jim Simpson, with family roots in Somerset County, spent some time in Salisbury behind the WBOC microphone before going on to national recognition as a sportscaster with NBC and later with ESPN. Lonnie Starr was a popular 1940's radio voice on WBOC before leaving the Eastern Shore for New York to announce professional wrestling on WNEW-TV. Art Ward of Salisbury was a WBOC announcer who later had a long career in the popular music field managing the nationally known singers "The Honey Dreamers" and "The Arbors."
Was there local radio on the Eastern Shore before WBOC signed on the air in 1940? Stay tuned.

Check out the old news paper clipping HERE>>

Contributed by Terry Kleger of Salisbury.

Lanny Layton newspaper ad source:

The Cat-In-A-Box

Some of you may remember the kitten that my son and his fiance brought to me one evening last summer. They had found the poor hungry thing abandoned in a parking lot during one of the extremely dry, hot spells we were having in the area. The little thing could barely eat and my husband and I fed it and cuddled it for days and nights to ease its fears.

It's name became Royal. And Royal, once comfortable with her surroundings and fully acquainted with the two older cats, made herself at home.
She isn't any fatter but she happier and on most days she and I discuss a host of topics. I think she prefers to chat about the weather since that gives her the opportunity to sit in the window and look into the back yard while the sun beats in to warm her. It turns out I end up talking to myself because she has fallen asleep.
I had forgotten alot about cats through the years. But was quick to remember this one thing:
So, if I can't find Royal asleep in the window sill and if she isn't curled up on the bed then I know that she must be playing in the box that has been conviently left by someone for her use............ my husband.

And that's okay with me. If it keeps her happy and away from the drapes she can live it.

I hope those of you out there reading this that have animals treat them with the love and respect they need and deserve. They can't speak out for themselves and rely on us. They trust us, rely on us and love us.

We should be sure to give those same things to them in return.

Railway Museum To Hold Spaghetti Dinner

The Eastern Shore Railway Museum
Spaghetti Dinner

Held at the Parksley Firehouse Social Hall
Friday March 25, 2011
5 - 7 PM
Prices: $7.00 adults, $4.00 for children under the age of 12

Menu includes: spaghetti, salad, garlic bread plus an assortment of cakes
for dessert

~~All money raised will benefit The Eastern Shore Railway Museum~~

For more information pleas call: 757-665-5060 or 757-665-5905

Synthetic Marijuana and Bath Salts Outlawed In Virginia

On Wednesday Virginia Gov. Bob O'Donnell signed two bills outlawing synthetic marijuana and bath salts. This means that the drugs that once gave users a legal high could now land them in jail.

For those who may not know, the synthetic marijuana blends sold as "Spice" and "K2", are labeled as potpurri or incense. The chemicals are sprayed onto herbs and spices and then sold for at least $10 per gram.

Sold under the names like "Ivory Wave" and "Cloud Nine", the bath salts can either be smoked or injected and can resemble the effects of LSD, Cocaine, Ecstasy. Both of these have been suspected for overdose deaths and sicknesses across the nation.

Possession is a misdemeanor. Distributing the drugs would be a felony and manufacturing them would be punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

Pageant To Benefit Courtney Bloxom Is Just Days Away

This is going to be an exciting event with proceeds going to a worthy cause. Don't miss it. Get your tickets today.

Miss Hope Eastern Shore Pageant
Little Miss Hope Eastern Shore Princess Tea
(ages 3)
Saturday March 26, 2011

7:00 PM @ Pocomoke Community Center
1410 Market Street, Pocomoke City, MD.

Doors open at 6:15 PM

Tickets on sale at the door or in advance @
Price: $15.00 Adults ~ $12.00 ages 10 and under

Silent Auction and 50/50

All proceeds will be donated to the Courtney Bloxom Fund to purchases special physical therapy equipment costing about $19,000.00 and with other expenses associated with Courtney's care.

Courtney, 2010 Arcadia High School graduate, was seriously injured May 23, 2010 in an auto accident. She remains hospitalized at Riverside Shore LifeCare in Parksley, Va. where she receives daily therapy and other medical care.

Please continue to pray for Courtney.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor Has Died

Elizabeth Taylor died early this morning.Taylor entered Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles two months ago for treatment of symptoms of congestive heart failure.

She was 79 years of age.

Traces of Radiation Detected In Charlottesville, VA-

Frankie Jupiter
Concern is mounting that the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant has left many people exposed to radiation.

According to a
New York Times report, a plume of radiation has traveled to the East Coast and minimal levels of radioactivity have been detected in Charlottesville.

"There are very minute levels, just traces of radiation. The two principle isotopes we can expect to find are Iodine 131 and Cesium 137," explained Grant Goodell, a research professor in the University of Virginia department of environmental sciences.

Iodine 131 and Cesium 137 are dangerous byproducts that in large amounts can cause cancer.The levels are so small, however, experts are adamant there's not enough radiation in Charlottesville to do any damage.

To put the level of radiation in prospective, Professor Goodell says the amount of radiation is no more than what one would find in a banana.

Chincoteague Daffodil Festival

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pocomoke Mayoral Cadidate NOW Admits To Lending Violations

If you remember just a few days ago Frank Ward said he had done nothing wrong. Today in a hearing he admits to "unlicensed lending activity". But just as bad as lying, Mr. Ward was a no-show at his own hearing! Why wasn't he there? He had to be out of town. He didn't even have the decency to appear and face the people he cheated. That's not unusual, I guess. He never even had enough respect for the citizens of Pocomoke to announce he was running for Mayor.

This is what Channel 47 WMDT wrote:

The homeowners who accused Ward of mortgage fraud attended the hearing and admit they're pleased with Judge Laurie Bennett's decision to accept the terms of today's settlement between Ward and the Maryland Commission of Financial Regulation. According to the settlement, Ward agreed to cease and desist mortgage lending for 7 years.

"7 years is a long time," says Myra Frazier, the attorney for the homeowners, "I think it's going to have a detrimental impact on his business and I think that more importantly it will prevent future people from being victimized this way." "I'm very happy about that," homeowner, Vicki Ivey, tells WMDT 47 News. "He doesn't need to be practicing or lending...I'm relieved about that." Ivey entered into a mortgage agreement 2 years ago with Ward's company, The Money Centre in Salisbury. Ward's construction company built her home in Princess Anne.

Right now, Ward owes the State of Maryland $75,000 for the investigation and fees. It will be another 2 months before a final settlement order will be drafted, which will include changes to the mortgages and individual settlement plans for each homeowner. The State estimates there could be up to 50 mortgages in question. Ivey and her husband Lloyd say they don't mind the wait considering it took over a year for them to get to this point. The only disappointment of the settlement hearing, Ivey admits, is the fact that Ward was a no show at Tuesday's hearing. "This is a slap on the wrist, again. For him to admit what he's done, but he doesn't show any remorse. Why wasn't he here to say, and look at us, at least to say that he did us wrong?"

Ward's attorney, Melvin Caldwell, said he could not be at the hearing because he was out of town. Caldwell maintains the lending violations are nothing more than "technical violations".

WMDT confirmed Frank Ward is still on the ballot for Pocomoke City Mayor. The city election is in exactly 2 weeks, on Tuesday, April 5th.


Writers In the Sky?

Did anyone happen to see the figure 8 being made in the sky today? This happened around 3:15 this afternoon.

If I could view if from where I live I know it could be seen for miles.
Maybe a smile face tomorrow.

Who Said It? Ten short questions:

This is a fun quiz. Listed below are 10 direct quotes. You have to guess which American politician said it. Your four choices are:

    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
    Former VP Dan Quayle
    President Barack Obama
    Former President George W. Bush

Ready? Here we go!

    1) "Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel's."
        A. Barack Obama
        B. Dan Quayle
        C. Sarah Palin
        D. George W. Bush

    2) "I've now been in 57 states I think I have one left to go."
        A. Barack Obama
        B. Dan Quayle
        C. Sarah Palin
        D. George W. Bush

    3) "On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes, and I see many of them in the audience here today."
        A. Barack Obama
        B. Dan Quayle
        C. Sarah Palin
        D. George W. Bush

    4) "What they'll say is, 'Well it costs too much money,' but you know what? It would cost, about. It it it would cost about the same as what we would spend. It. Over the course of 10 years it would cost what it would costs us. (nervous laugh) All right. Okay. We're going to. It. It would cost us about the same as it would cost for about hold on one second. I can't hear myself. But I'm glad you're fired up, though. I'm glad."
        A. Barack Obama
        B. Dan Quayle
        C. Sarah Palin
        D. George W. Bush

    5) "The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system."
        A. Barack Obama
        B. Dan Quayle
        C. Sarah Palin
        D. George W. Bush

    6) "I bowled a 129. It's like - it was like the Special Olympics, or something."
        A. Barack Obama
        B. Dan Quayle
        C. Sarah Palin
        D. George W. Bush

    7) "Of the many responsibilities granted to a president by our Constitution, few are more serious or more consequential than selecting a Supreme Court justice. The members of our highest court are granted life tenure, often serving long after the presidents who appointed them. And they are charged with the vital task of applying principles put to paper more than 20 centuries ago to some of the most difficult questions of our time."
        A. Barack Obama
        B. Dan Quayle
        C. Sarah Palin
        D. George W. Bush

    8) "Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma, they end up taking up a hospital bed, it costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early and they got some treatment, and a, a breathalyzer, or inhalator, not a breathalyzer. I haven't had much sleep in the last 48 hours."
        A. Barack Obama
        B. Dan Quayle
        C. Sarah Palin
        D. George W. Bush

    9) "It was. interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There's a lot of I don't know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing."
        A. Barack Obama
        B. Dan Quayle
        C. Sarah Palin
        D. George W. Bush

    10) "I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future."
        A. Barack Obama
        B. Dan Quayle
        C. Sarah Palin
        D. George W. Bush

Sorry. This was a trick quiz. All of the correct answers are the same person. Each of these quotes are directly from President Barack Obama. And now you know why he brings his teleprompter with him everywhere he goes ... even when talking to a 6th grade class!!!  Clueless

Hat Tip; Kack

Candidate For Mayor Still Says He Did Nothing Wrong

Is this a new twist in 'meet and greet'?
Here's what WBOC reports on Frank Ward, Candidate for mayor of Pocomoke City.

SALISBURY, Md.- A mayoral candidate in Pocomoke City is under investigation for allegedly scamming people out of their homes, according to Maryland legal documents.

The Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation says businessman Frank Ward, two of his companies, and a business partner, were behind a mortgage fraud scheme.

The state says Ward provided unlicensed mortgage services for 23 loans.

Jermaine and Tylisha Jones are among those listed in legal documents who claim they were defrauded by Ward.

The two says their home off Green Spring Drive in Princess Anne was wrongly foreclosed upon. They say Ward targets people desperate to own a home.

He preys on the fact that you really want to this, that you really want a house for your family," Jermaine Jones says.

The Jones said they were only a month behind on their mortgage, when Ward told them to leave their home last year.

But Ward claims the Jones were a year-and-a-half behind on payments.

Ward denies any wrongdoing.

"Everyone that has complained has been delinquent...I tried to do nothing wrong," Ward said.

Ward's business partner at one of his companies, Salisbury-based The Money Centre, Annette Coston, is also being investigated. Coston declined comment to WBOC.

But according to state legal documents, both made "deliberate misstatements, misrepresentations, and/or omissions during the mortgage lending process with the intent to defraud the borrower."

The second business Ward owns, involved in this investigation, is a Pocomoke City construction company.

The state has ordered Ward, his two companies, and Coston to stop providing mortgage financing and brokering services.

An administrative hearing on the investigation is scheduled for Tuesday. Ward and his attorney said the hearing was canceled, because they've settled the investigation. But, the state has not confirmed that.

The Pocomoke mayoral election is April 5th.


Shore BEEF and BBQ

First Annual Shore BEEF and BBQ
As a way of saying THANKYOU the Shore BEEF and BBQ will be serving a FREE outside buffet to the local active firemen.

Saturday March 26, 2011
11:00 AM until 2:00 PM

6278 Lankford Highway
New Church, Virginia
(just before T's Corner)

Please note that Shore BEEF and BBQ will be open for regular customers on Saturday too.

**Looking for local ladies to make cookies for the event and can be dropped off the day before.**

Miss Hope Eastern Shore Pageant

Tickets are going fast!
Order yours today at Tickets already purchased may be picked up at the door the night of the pageant.
Saturday March 26, 2011
7:00 PM until 10:00 PM
1410 Market Street
Pocomoke City, Maryland
Pocomoke Community Center
100% of these proceeds go the Courtney Bloxom Fund.
Please continue to pray for Courtney. Your prayers are being heard and are deeply appreciated.

Jurors Give Sentenced Gang Member Something To Think About

Jurors had some fun recently when recommending a sentence for Randy P. Broward in a Newport News gang murder conspiracy case — including selecting a blue marker to fill out some of the paperwork in the case.

Broward, 33, of Hampton, was accused of, among other things, ordering three gang underlings to kill three men — a plot that was foiled when one of the gang members went to his mother about the command, and she got the police involved.

The 12-member jury gave him the maximum prison time — life plus 237 years — for the 20 charges. They also fined Broward $75,000 on four of the counts, explaining later that they chose that number because Broward forced a prostitute and gang member to give him 75 percent of her earnings.

Jurors also told prosecutors that they chose blue ink when filling out the verdict and sentencing forms — a bid to tweak Broward, a member of the Bloods gang, which favors all things red. Blue is the color of their bitter rivals, the Crips.

"They went out and got a pen that was clearly blue, like a magic marker," said Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Chad Perkins. "They wanted him to take that back to his cell and think about it."

Source; dailypress,0,7960760.story

Local Group Will Hold Meeting

Hear Our Voices, a non-partisan group formed by Accomack County Citizens will hold a meeting on Thursday March 24th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Board Chambers in Accomac.

Donald Hart, Chairman of Accomack County Board of Supervisors will be at the meeting to hear suggestions and answer questions from citizens.

This is the first of a series of meetings with Supervisors, Constitutional Officers and other guest speakers scheduled to appear at regular meetings on the 4th Thursday of each month. For more information, visit

~Generating public awareness issues.~

Speak With Candidate Duffy

Candidate Duffy
for Pocomoke City

Wednesday March 23, 2011
6-8 PM
Don's Seafood Restaurant
US Hwy 13/Lankford Highway
South of Pocomoke City

Registration required---(443) 735-8462

Paid Political Ad by authority Edean Bundick, Treasurer, for Candidate, Dr. Lynn DUFFY

Monday, March 21, 2011

Body Of Virginia Teacher In Japan Located

I'm sure most of you have been following the story of Taylor Anderson, the young woman from Virginia who has been in Japan on a teaching assignment. Just a few days ago Ms. Anderson's parents were on national television overjoyed that their daughter had been located and would be returning home. Within 24 hours that joy turned into fear as they were told there had been a horrible mistake and their daughter had not been located.

The parents learned today that the body of their beloved daughter has been located.

The body of Taylor Anderson, a 24-year-old graduate of St. Catherine's School and Randolph-Macon College who was in Japan on a teaching program when the earthquake and tsunami struck, has been found, her family announced today.

The Midlothian family said in a statement that they were told in a phone call from the U.S. Embassy in Japan.

"It is with deep regret that we inform you that earlier this morning we received a call from the US Embassy in Japan that they had found our beloved Taylor's body," the family said in the statement. "We would like to thank all those who's prayers and support have carried us through this crisis. Please continue to pray for all who remain missing and for the people of Japan. We ask that that you respect our privacy during this hard time. "

Taylor Anderson had been has been teaching English to kindergarten, lower school and junior high school students in Ishinomaki, a coastal city of about 163,000 in the Miyagi Prefecture as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program for more than two years. She was due to return home in August.


It's Spring!



Thundershowers around today.......take an umbrella.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

~Save The Dates~

Winter has left us and Spring is finally here! Melson's Tractor Pull has it's schedule for the season and just waiting for the first race day!

NEW THIS YEAR: ALL events will be held on SATURDAY!

Mud Bog, Sand Drag, Truck/Tractor Pull, and Garden Tractor Pull



Saturday May 14th

June 11th

July 9th

August 13th

September 10th

October 8th

November 12th

Your favorite drivers will be there so be sure you are! Fun for the whole family and now it's all in ONEday.
Stay tuned for more information. If you are interested in participating click onto the link at the side of this blog.

See you there!