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The Centurion Newsletter — April 2013 Edition

Test Feed - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 12:04pm
My Fellow Veterans: The General Assembly is again in full session. I encourage you to keep a close eye on all bills introduced or assigned to committees that may have an impact on veterans.

Are You A Looker? Motorcyclists Are Looking Out For You.

Test Feed - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 12:04pm
With winter gone and spring bringing warmer weather, more motorcyclists are out on the roads. The Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) is reminding motorists to keep an eye out for motorcyclists because they are looking out for you.

Final Fort DuPont Master Plan Meeting April 18 in Delaware City

Test Feed - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 3:43pm
DELAWARE CITY (April 11, 2013) - The last of three community meetings on the future of the Historic Fort DuPont Complex will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Delaware City Community Center, located at 250 Fifth Street (5th & Bayard).

Educators 'TELL Delaware' Their Workplace Strengths, Needs

Test Feed - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 3:00pm
The majority of teachers feel their schools are a good place to work and learn, feel trusted and recognized for their expertise, have the time they need to collaborate with peers and believe their school environments are safe, according to the more than 6,000 Delaware educators who responded to the TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Delaware survey.

Governor Jack Markell Presents Donated Books to Terry Children's Center

Test Feed - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 12:49pm
Wilmington - Applauding the public's generosity during a month-long book drive in February, today Governor Jack Markell presented a portion of 3,000 books donated to the Terry Children's Center (TCC). Joined by Secretary Jennifer Ranji of the Delaware Children's Department and TCC staff, Governor Markell indicated that the large stacks of books displayed behind him [...]

Public Health Urges Precautions: Farm Rich Frozen Foods Prevent Possible Infection with E. Coli O121

Test Feed - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 11:01am
The Division of Public Health (DPH) is urging the public to take precautions to prevent possible infection with E. coli O121 linked to Farm Rich brand frozen food products. On March 28, Rich Products Corporation recalled more than 196,000 pounds of Farm Rich brand frozen chicken quesadillas and several other frozen mini meals and snack items due to possible contamination.

Public Workshop on SR 1 Widening, SR 273 to the Roth Bridge

Test Feed - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 11:01am
The workshop will be held on Thursday, April 18, at the Kathleen H. Wilbur Elementary School, 4050 Wrangle Hill Road in Bear.

Closing National Public Health Week with Practical Tips to Protect Your Health

Test Feed - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 11:01am
As National Public Health Week comes to a close, the Division of Public Health (DPH) provides some final tips on practical ways to protect your health.

Delaware Public Health Announces Middletown Health Clinic Hours Reduction

Test Feed - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 11:01am
Services are still available on Tuesdays and Fridays during 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The WIC office hours will remain the same and are not impacted by the reduction in health clinic service hours.

'Heroes on the Highways' Program Designed to Assist Military Members with Commercial Driver License (CDL) Testing / Goal to Secure Local Employment for Veterans

Test Feed - Wed, 04/10/2013 - 11:00pm
Dover -- The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has recently established the "Heroes on the Highways" program which will allow active duty military members and recently discharged Veterans to waive the pre-trip skills and road test requirements for the issuance of a Class A or B Commercial Driver License (CDL). The new program will aid in securing local employment for military members with truck or heavy equipment driving experience. The "Heroes" program has been established under the guidelines of the federal CDL Military Waiver Program.

'Hero's on the Highways' Program Designed to Assist Military Members with Commercial Driver License (CDL) Testing

Test Feed - Wed, 04/10/2013 - 11:00pm
Dover -- The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has recently established the "Hero's on the Highways" program which will allow active duty military members and recently discharged Veterans to waive the pre-trip skills and road test requirements for the issuance of a Class A or B Commercial Driver License (CDL). The new program will aid in securing local employment for military members with truck or heavy equipment driving experience.

Almost 200 Volunteers Plant Trees at Blackbird State Forest

Test Feed - Wed, 04/10/2013 - 3:14pm
Almost 200 volunteers donated over 440 service hours as part of a conservation project to plant 4,000 oak and pine tree seedlings on a 10-acre parcel of Blackbird State Forest on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7.

Milford Man Charged with Illegally Selling Mounted Wildlife

Test Feed - Wed, 04/10/2013 - 3:14pm
MILFORD (April 10, 2013) - An investigation that began in January culminated in DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement agents citing a Milford man for illegally offering mounted deer heads, turkeys and a bear for sale online.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Accepting Applications for 2013-2014 Low-Number Hunting License Lottery on June 4

Test Feed - Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:11pm
The Division will conduct the lottery drawing for 20 available low-number Delaware hunting licenses with numbers under 1,000 at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 4 in the auditorium at DNREC's main office in the Richardson & Robbins Building in Dover.

DNREC Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program to Study Leipsic and Little Creek Watersheds in Summer 2013

Test Feed - Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:05pm
This study is designed to confirm wetland maps and determine the health of local wetlands. The information gathered will help determine how to maintain and improve this important Delaware natural resource.

Nominations Sought for Delaware's 2013 Wetland Warrior

Test Feed - Tue, 04/09/2013 - 3:15pm
DOVER (April 9, 2013) - DNREC's Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program is seeking nominations for the 2013 Delaware Wetland Warrior Award, which recognizes exemplary efforts to protect wetlands and the critical services they provide to all Delawareans.

Delaware Law Enforcement Continues to Crackdown on Distracted Drivers with Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other. Campaign

Test Feed - Tue, 04/09/2013 - 7:46am
Beginning today, Delaware State Police along with 39 municipal law enforcement agencies will again be cracking down on distracted drivers statewide as part of the second wave of the Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other. enforcement campaign to save lives on Delaware roadways.

Delaware's Oldest Unit Will Carry Their Colors In War Once Again

Test Feed - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:54pm
In front of close family and friends the 324 Soldiers of Delaware's oldest unit the 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion gathered for a departure ceremony held at Delaware State University on Saturday. Once again the 198th ESB answers the call to active service, this time heading to the Afghan theater of operations.

Emergency Sirens To Be Tested

Test Feed - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:20pm
The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and Delaware State Police will conduct a quarterly test of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations Alert and notification system on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Sirens will sound between 5:00PM and 9:00PM.

Rain Barrels to Be Sold at Discount Price April 16-18 through DNREC's Nonpoint Source Program

Test Feed - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:20pm
DOVER (April 8, 2013) - To encourage water conservation and promote wise use of it throughout the state, DNREC's Division of Watershed Stewardship is again offering rain barrels at a discounted price to Delaware residents in April at pickup locations in each county. Having a rain barrel provides an innovative way to capture rainwater from your roof and store it for later use. Water collected from rain barrels can be used to wash cars and to water lawns, gardens and indoor plants.
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