A week of temperatures in the 90s has Delmarva residents perspiring and air conditioners pumping. Dr. James Isaacs, Assistant Chief of Emergency Services at Peninsula General Hospital Medical Center, said the public seems to have figured out how to cope with the heat. He said when temperatures turned from cold to hot about a week ago, “lots of people overdid it and had to come in for treatment.” Emergency Room cases have returned to normal levels, he said.
A special commission appointed to examine the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center has returned a report which called the operations there “commendable.” Commission Chairman David F. Rodgers said the building’s overseers were highly capable and are doing an excellent job running the county asset. While the commission found rate structures “generally reasonable and fair,” it did note the facility will finish the fiscal year with a deficit of about $50,000.
The Wicomico County Council is continuing its efforts to modernize and redefine the county’s zoning code. Eight bills are pending before the council, dealing with property setbacks, rules for convenience stores, rental guest rooms and rental conversions. City-County Planning Director William Livingston said a public hearing June 15 should help the council decide which measures to advance.
Betty Sheridan, a secretary with office supply company White & Leonard Inc. in Downtown Salisbury, was named Secretary of the Year for 1987. Mayor Paul Martin, William Postles of the Chamber of Commerce, David Ennis of the Salisbury Jaycees and Carolyn Patterson of Secretaries International were the official judges. As an award, Sheridan received a dozen red roses, a gift certificate to Phillips’ Crab House and a lifetime membership to Video Dens of Salisbury.
At a dinner and dance ceremony, Carroll Mills assumed the title of Governor at the Salisbury Moose Lodge No. 654. He succeeds Ralph Massey. Other officers include: John Kulp, Junior Governor; William Price, Treasurer; Frank West, Prelate; and Harold Dailey, Administrator. The Moose lodge celebrated its 40th anniversary in Salisbury in February.
Tuition will go up this fall by 6 percent at Salisbury State College. Maryland residents will now pay $1,296 annually for tuition and $1,590 for a meal and dormitory plan, if they live on campus. The college will also be raising some fees. The college has been under pressure to increase salaries for teachers and staff members.
A funeral service will be held Friday for Dr. G. Herbert Sembly, 88, who died last Friday at Peninsula General Hospital Medical Center of heart failure. A general practitioner for more than 60 years in Salisbury, he was honored last fall by the Wicomico County Medical Society for his lifetime of contributions to the community.