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THURSDAY, AUgUST 20, 2009

vol. 14 No. 18

New library opens in Bridgeville

News ARTIFACTS - Modern technology used to uncover early construction. Page 3 BLADES - Town of Blades welcomes new parttime police officer, rejects offer from DelDOT for ‘Safe Routes.’ Page 5 BUSINESS - Seaford Walmart begins extensive renovation project. Page 6

By Lynn R. Parks

RALLY - They wouldn’t let a little thing like an oil leak knock them out of the car rally. Page 10 CALL 911 - Amazing story of a good samaritan and a request for help. Page 11 HABITAT - The Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is getting a new office building. Page 12 HEALTH - Delaware’s cancer rates have declined. Page 13 FAIR WRAPUP - Delaware 4-Hers showcase talents at State Fair. Page 15 BURN CAMP - Camp Barnes is hosting a Burn Camp. Page 23

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Tom Connar, president of the Bridgeville Public Library’s friends group, makes a point during the library grand opening Monday. Related photos on page 44. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

When Kizer Parkhurst, 14 months, walked into the new Bridgeville Public Library, he didn’t have to search for the children’s section. He spotted it immediately, said his grandmother, Linda Parkhurst, Greenwood. “He went right to it,” added Parkhurst. “He didn’t have to guess where it was.” That’s because the library’s children’s section is very colorful, with yellow, red and blue beanbag chairs scattered on the floor, blue, red and green chairs and tables and two stacks of oversized alphabet blocks marking the entranceway to the section. On a wall that divides the section from the genealogy room hangs the equally colorful mural by area painter Jack Lewis that was originally in the old library on Market Street. The mural, painted in

JUNIoR SoFTBALL - See exclusive photos from the Woodbridge Junior League softball team’s trip to the Eastern Regionals. Page 24

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Senior League Softball World Series championship which took place in Roxana last Saturday and was aired live on ESPN 2. Shown (l to r) is the Laurel Senior League all-star softball team which placed second in the world: frontmanager Jeff Evans; second rowWhitney Toadvine, Logan Green, Erin Johnson, Christyana Davis, Kelsey Willey, Brooke Evans; third row- Courtney Evans, Jenna Cahall, Kelsey Oliphant, Alexis Oliphant, Taylor Oliphant, Cassidy Taylor, Mariah Dickerson, Stephanie Wheatley; back- coach Robert Trout and coach Rodney Hearne. See stories starting on page 24. Photo by Mike McClure

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Modern technology used to uncover early construction By Lynn R. Parks

In 1696, 80 years before Delaware was established as a state and more than 100 years before the founding of Seaford, James Cannon was granted a patent from Maryland for 112 acres of land along what is now called Buck’s Branch, north of the Nanticoke River. Cannon named his tract “Ickford.” Historians know that James’ son Thomas built a brick house on the property in 1727 and expanded that house in 1733. That house, one of the oldest structures in Sussex County, is still standing along Atlanta Road north of Seaford. But historians don’t know what use James, who died in 1712, made of the property. “We think that maybe there was a house here before the brick house,” said Anne Nesbitt, a member of the Seaford Historical Society. The historical society is the onsite supervisor of the property, which was purchased last year by the Sussex County Land Trust, with funding from Sussex County. The purchase included the brick house, now called the Cannon-Maston House, the remaining 66 acres of James Cannon’s original Ickford and

another, newer house on the property. (The land remained in the Cannon family until 1851, when Cornelius Cannon sold it to Halsey Maston, who owned it until 1890.) Last Thursday, employees with the county and volunteers with the historical society and the Sussex chapter of the Delaware Archaeology Society were in the neatly-trimmed yard that surrounds the two houses, looking for signs of late 17th-century and early 18th-century construction. Richard Jackson, supervisor with the county department of engineering, and Matt Murray, sewer inspector, pushed the county’s portable ground penetrating radar back and forth across the back yard, looking for solid objects buried in the ground. The portable radar, which the county bought two years ago at a cost of $10,000, is typically used to find underground water and sewer pipes. By the end of the day, Jackson and Murray had marked with orange flags about 75 spots at which the screen on the portable radar indicated that there could be something in the soil other than dirt. Volunteers including John Bansch of Lewes, president of the Archaeological Society Sussex chapter, dug through the

hard-packed soil around three of the flags, searching for artifacts. They didn’t find any signs of construction, Bansch said on Friday. But they did find pieces of a small case bottle, about pintsized, he said, and probably made in the 1700s. Case bottles, commonly used in the 17th and 18th centuries, were square in shape and were typically used to store wine. They were called case bottles because their shape allowed them to be packed into a case for shipping. The flags also showed a line of possible underground artifacts, stretching across the front of an existing shed. Nesbitt said that because the ground is so hard, volunteers hope to bring in machines to dig along that line. Volunteers will also continue excavating around the orange flags, Bansch said. Excavation of the CannonMaston property is a long-term project, Nesbitt said. The historical society is also raising $5,000 as its portion of the $15,000 cost of a historic structure report to be performed in September by the University of Delaware. The university will pay for one-third of the cost and the historical society has received a grant from the National Historic Trust for another third.

Richard Jackson, left, supervisor with the Sussex County department of engineering, and Matt Murray, sewer inspector, push the county’s ground penetrating radar across the back yard of the Cannon-Maston House near Seaford. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

The report will determine what facets of the Cannon-Maston House are original and when renovations were made, Nesbitt said. Donations to help with the historic structure report of the Cannon-Maston House near Sea-

ford can be made out to the Seaford Historical Society and sent to the organization’s office at 203 High St., Seaford DE 19973. The checks should be annotated that they are intended for the CannonMaston House. For details, call the historical society, 628-9828.

BRING A WORLD OF KNOWLEDGE INTO OUR CLASSROOMS Help promote children’s literacy and education with Morning Star Publications Newspaper In Education program. The Seaford and Laurel Stars make learning more interesting for students by providing local community news. For the 12th year we are placing copies of the Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers in our local schools. Thanks to the generosity of civic minded citizens, businesses and organizations, we are able to place newspapers in local classrooms. By supporting Newspapers in Education, you can help today’s youth develop a lifelong habit of staying informed about the world around them. It’s an easy and affordable way to make a world of difference. To help provide newspapers to area classrooms, please contact Karen Cherrix today at 302-629-9788 or fill out the form below and send your donation to Morning Star publications, Attn: NIE, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973

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Seaford Community Night Out planned for Thursday, Sept. 24

Cindi Smith presents prizes to children at the Summer Reading Program finale, “Creamy Confections Ice Cream Party.”

Reading program is fun for kids The 2009 Children’s Summer Reading Program, Be Creative @ Your Library, was very successful this year, with over 300 participants reading a total of 3,508 hours. Programs were held every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from June 22 to July 28, with over 1,200 people in attendance. Programs included storytellers, performances from the DE Comedy Theatre and the Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theater, Movie Mondays, and demonstrations of impressionist art, juggling, origami, musical instruments and sound effects. The Summer Reading Program finale was held on July 28, at our Creamy Confections Ice Cream Party, where 16 grand prizes were awarded, and every child who attended the finale party received a prize.

During the summer, 147 children received two free books by completing 10 hours of reading, and 104 kids earned a free Be Creative @ Your Library t-shirt for reading 20 hours. More than 25 local sponsors helped support the Summer Reading Program this year, with large contributions made by Target and Sam’s Club of Salisbury, Md. One of the programs, Storytelling Empress Megan Hicks, was sponsored by the Delaware Division of Libraries and the Delaware Division of the Arts. The Seaford Library would like to thank the children, parents, and those in the community who continue to make the Summer Reading Program successful each year. For information about programs planned for the fall, call 302-629-2524.

“Last year, Delaware City Firefighter & EMT Michelle Smith arrived at the scene of a motorcycle crash. As she helped her crew provide roadside aide to the victim, a speeding car plowed into them, killing her. Smith was a devoted mother and community servant, and her tragic death could have been avoided.” Those are the opening lines of a radio ad that the Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) hopes will show the importance of following the State’s Move Over law. The Move Over Law states that when a driver sees an emergency vehicle stopped

along the road, he or she is required to move over into the next lane or slow down while passing if a lane’s not available. The law includes vehicles belonging to law enforcement officers, EMS personnel, ambulances, firefighters, fire police, park rangers and was just upgraded this year to include Department of Transportation personnel. Violators may be fined $25 plus court costs. Radio ads will run statewide through Aug. 17 on WSTW, WJBR, WDSD, Eagle 97, Froggy 99 and WZBH. In addition, OHS is now displaying a Move Over Law visual on the back of transit buses.

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For the 18th straight year, the Seaford community will join forces with their neighbors and police officers in a night to “give crime and drugs a going away party.” The annual Night Out event will be held on the grounds of the Seaford Police Department and the Boys and Girls Club on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. The Seaford Police Department, Delaware State Police Troop #5 and the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club are planning a fun filled evening for the entire family. The evening includes music, public service exhibits and giveaways, games for kids and free hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks along with other food. FOP Lodge #9 will sponsor the Official Amber Alert Child Safety/ID Kit, which includes an inkless fingerprinting strip and forensic DNA archiving card. The DNA sample can be stored at room temperature for up to 28 years. There will be police demonstrations of canine units, a motorcycle unit and a bomb robot, along with the Seaford Police and Delaware State Police mobile command posts. Numerous public service agencies and displays to include the Office of Highway Safety and Attorney General’s Office along with SIDNE (simulated impaired driving experience) will be conducted by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Office and the Sussex County Sheriff’s Department will have their child ID booth.

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will offer free blood pressure checks and McGruff the Crime Fighting dog will make an appearance. Tony Windsor of the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club will be the emcee and provide the music. Two children’s bikes along with helmets and locks, donated by Delaware State Police Troop #5’s Community Policing Unit, will be given away near the end of the event.

Property deeds available online

Sussex County is about to take the centuries-old practice of recording property deeds into the digital age. County Council, at its Tuesday, Aug. 11 meeting, approved a plan to make deeds available online. With the service, the public will be able to view, for free, digital copies of property deeds recorded in Sussex County. Users will be able to print a copy of any deed, for a fee. “This service is all about providing convenience to the public,” said Recorder of Deeds John F. Brady. The Recorder of Deeds Office, so far, has digitally scanned property records dating back approximately 12 years. Brady said the goal is to eventually have all deeds in his office’s possession, dating back to the early 1800s, available online. Those who print copies will pay a $1 per-page fee, or a $50 monthly subscription for a reduced per-page fee.

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Bridgeville’s new library is open debt-free Continued from page one

1976 on wallboard, was moved to the new library in two pieces. “This children’s section is really nice,” said Parkhurst, while Kizer climbed on a small red chair, just his size. “And I’ll come back when I don’t have him with me, so that I can look around in my section.” The library, on South Cannon Street, celebrated its grand opening Monday morning. Construction of the 13,500-square foot building, more than five times the size of the old library,

started last August, just a little more than a year ago. The full cost of construction, about $3 million, has been paid through state and private grants and donations. “We are opening today debt-free,” Tom Connar, president of the library’s friends group, told the more than 200 people who attended the grand opening. “We are writing a new chapter for library services in our town,” said library director Karen Johnson. “Ninety years ago, [Bridgeville resident] Margaret Cannon helped to start our library. I hope that she is proud of our accomplishments today.”

Town commission president Bill Jefferson said that the new library is “a showcase that citizens can be proud of for years to come.” Connar praised members of the community who donated money toward the construction and who volunteered to help move books and furniture about seven blocks from the old facility to the new. “We are so thankful to all of you who have participated in this journey to make this happen,” he said. “You had vision, hope, determination and purpose, and see what happened?”

Town of Blades welcomes new part-time police officer, rejects offer from DelDOT for ‘Safe Routes’ By Cathy Shufelt During their Aug. 10 meeting, Blades Town Council was pleased to inform residents that they have hired one part-time police officer. Officer Nigel Golding was sworn in, and will be working approximately 30 hours a week. Officer Golding worked for the Blades Police Department previously and is familiar with the town. Police Commissioner Earle Chaffinch Sr. also told residents at the meeting that 13 candidates passed the physical exam for the police academy and five of those candidates were brought in for interviews. The town hopes to hire additional full-

time officers. No stimulus monies will be forthcoming to the Town of Blades this year, so the town will have to find other sources of funding. Blades Town Council members presented B.E.D.C.O. with a Certificate of Appreciation for their donation of $10,000 to the town to help purchase playground equipment for Blades Town Park. Councilman Russell Joseph reported that the town has yet to hear from the state concerning the survey conducted on the town’s drainage problems. Town council voted to reject the proposal from DELDOT concerning the Safe

Routes to School project. The town determined that the project, although a good one, would put too much liability on homeowners once the project was completed. The state would put in new sidewalks, remove sidewalks, etc., but then would have no responsibility to maintain them, thus leaving homeowners responsible for snow clearing, etc. and liable for any injuries sustained by anyone using the sidewalks. Council members didn’t think it was fair to ask homeowners to take on such a liability. The town will mark curbs, add and change signs, etc. to help make children more safe as they walk to school.

He praised Johnson as the person “who made sure that everything stayed on track and moved smoothly.” And in his prayer asking for blessings on the building, Connar, assistant minister at Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville, asked that the new library and the information that it houses encourage people of the community to live in harmony and peace. “With this new building, may we grow in wisdom, understanding and cooperation and continue to work to benefit the community,” he prayed.

Alan Levin to speak at breakfast for local chambers of commerce

Chambers of Commerce in Seaford, Laurel and Delmar have joined together for a “Rise ‘N’ Shine Breakfast, on Monday, Sept. 14, at Johnny Janosik’s Conference Room, Laurel, from 7:308:30 a.m. Cost is $10 per person, including gratuity. Continental breakfast will be provided by the Georgia House. Alan Levin, secretary, Delaware Economic Development Office, will be presenting details about the realignment of DEDO and an overview of what’s happening in Delaware’s business community. Call the Seaford Chamber at 6299690 to sign up.


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Business Trinity makes top ten list

Trinity Transport, a leading logistics provider, has been named in the Top Ten “Best in the Business” of Medium-Sized Employers by the News Journal’s annual survey. Forty other Delaware companies, with between 75-249 employees, competed for ranking in this category. Trinity also made the list in 2007. Nearly 15,000 Delaware employees were surveyed by an independent research firm, Workplace Dynamics, to measure six factors: direction, execution, career, conditions, managers and pay & benefits.

Top agents for July

Frank Parks and Rob Harman, cobrokers/owners of Home Team Realty in Seaford, announce that Rick Bennett was the Top Listing Agent and Trina Joyner was the Top Selling Agent for July. To reach Rick or Trina, call Home Team Realty at 629-7711.

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Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The 19-session real estate pre-licensing course is designed to prepare participants for the Delaware real estate sales licensing exam which consists of two sections: real estate principles and real estate law. Class will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. beginning Sept. 15. Students will take a math waiver test on the first night of class to determine whether they need to take real estate mathematics. Agents currently licensed in other states who wish to be licensed in the state of Delaware can take the eight-session real estate law portion of the pre-licensing course from 6 to 10 p.m. beginning Thursday, Oct. 22. Students who do not pass the math waiver test given on the first night of the pre-licensing course will be required to take the seven-session real estate mathematics course which begins on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. All courses are approved by the Delaware and Maryland real estate commissions. For more information or to sign up for courses, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 302854-6966.

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Home inspection courses

Develop the skills to become a home inspector or explore the role of a home inspector in courses at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. A thirteen-session Home Inspection Training Course, which begins Tuesday, Sept. 15, will guide students through the procedures of a home inspection. Review appropriate forms, preventive maintenance procedures and safety issues. The three-hour Home Inspection Overview focuses on the role of the home inspector in the real estate process. Topics covered are well and septic testing, termite and radon testing, lending requirements, product failure and recalls, as well as environmental issues. Inspector qualifications, insurance coverage, and time frames for the buyer will be discussed; the course begins Oct. 21. For more information or to sign up for these courses, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.

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Seaford Wal-Mart begins extensive renovation project The Seaford Walmart, located off Sussex Highway, recently began an extensive renovation. The store will receive a full remodel from the inside out and will represent the latest in Walmart’s store design and customer experience. The new design is based on customer feedback and will feature a clean, open and bright new look in the store with wider aisles, low-profile shelving, bright interior paint scheme, and lighting and easy-to-read signage to help customers find the products they need. “We are excited to bring an improved shopping experience to our customers,” said Store Manager Brian Garon. “We listened to our customers and are redesigning the store to make shopping at Walmart even easier,” he added. Every department of the store will

be updated including all new shelving, signing, flooring and product assortment. The store will also feature a new layout designed to make shopping for everyday items easier and faster by aligning the products customers purchase the most. The store will remain open during the renovations, including all departments and services. Maps of the store layout will be available at the entrance and directional signage will be located throughout the store. The majority of construction and moving will be completed during overnight hours to make shopping easier for customers. The Seaford Walmart is hiring approximately 50 additional associates to help with the remodel which should be complete in October.


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MORNING STAR • AuGuST 20 - 26, 2009

Laurel mayor urges White House to reconsider funding By Tony E. Windsor

After learning recently that it would not receive state Department of Transportation funds for street improvements to the tune of $90,000, the Town of Laurel just keeps getting hit. The town has now been informed it will not receive the over $400,000 expected from the federal government to keep two police officers on payroll. In response to this news, Laurel’s Mayor John Shwed is making a plea to the White House to help save the two full-time positions on the Laurel Police Department. Shwed recently sent a letter to the office of Vice-President Joe Biden expressing his concern about losing funds from the national Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) program. Biden is the point man for the White House on the COPS initiative, which has recently been given a $1 billion boost through President Obama’s COPS Hiring Recovery Program, part of the recent Recovery Act funding. This was earmarked for state, local and tribal law enforcement to create and/or preserve nearly 5,000 law enforcement positions. Unfortunately for Laurel, it was not chosen to receive funding as part of the initiative. On July 28, Biden announced the law enforcement agencies which did receive funding. In Delaware, the police

agencies getting COPS hiring recovery program resources include: • Town of Cheswold, population 413, which will receive funds to keep one officer from being laid off; • Dewey Beach, population 301, which will receive funds to hire a new officer; • Georgetown, population 4,643, which will receive funds to prevent one officer from being laid off; • Harrington, population 3,174, which will receive funding to hire a new officer; • Middletown, population, 6,161, which will receive funds to hire a new officer; • Selbyville, population, 1,645, which will receive funds to hire a new officer; • Smyrna, population 5,679, which will receive funds to hire a new officer; • City of Wilmington, population, 72,664, which will receive funds to keep 16 officers from being laid off. Laurel’s 2010 budget was passed by Mayor and Council in June and included funds expected from the COPS program. Councilman Chris Calio said at the time of the budget vote that he could not support the budget because it included the COPS funds and these funds were not guaranteed. Shwed expressed his disappointment at Laurel being left out of the Delaware awards, especially since the funds were to be used to protect the jobs of two existing officers, as opposed to the hiring of addi-

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total population of the entire Town of Laurel,” Shwed said. Town Manager Bill Fasano says there is some question as to whether the City of Wilmington may seek to enter into a grant agreement with the current level of officers being requested. Should there be a change Fasano said Laurel would attempt to be in line to possibly obtain some of any funds that may be freed up in Delaware. Fasano said there is nothing definite regarding this issue so for now the town must simply wait. If all else fails, the Mayor and Council will need to discuss a formal manner to deal with the loss of police funding,” he said. “The budget would simply have to be looked at as a living document with flexibility to make decisions about how to adapt in order to keep the two officers.” Police Chief Michael Wilson said he is basically in a holding pattern until it is clear whether there may be some funds available to help pay for his officers. “I really cannot afford to lose these two officers,” he said. “I could use two additional officers, I certainly don’t need to be losing any officers.” Laurel has received the COPS funding at a level of about $438,650 over the past three years. It is hoped that, if funded, the Town will receive about $417,905 in the 2010 budget to help pay for the two police officers through 2012.

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Smith earns Eagle Scout award during ceremony After much hard work and dedication, Boy Scout Jeremy Smith received his Eagle Scout Award on Saturday, Aug. 8, during a special outdoor ceremony at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church Community Center in Delmar, where his community project “Meditation Garden” was completed. The celebration for Eagle Scout Jeremy Smith was well attended with his mother Rosamae Smith at his side and sister, Tashawna Gaines who captured the event with her camera. Jeremy’s cousin Deondra Reddick, senior patrol leader, instructed the scouts as they posted the colors and repeated the oath before the pastor of the Zion Charge. The Rev. Dr. George B. Moody gave the invocation, and the ceremony was led by past assistant Scout Master, Robert White. Jeremy received letters from Senator Thomas R. Carper, Congressman Michael Castle and Governor Jack Markell. He received a congratulations acknowledgement from Register of Wills Gregory Fuller. He was presented with a Certificate of Accomplishment from the Town of Delmar signed by Mayors P. Douglas Niblett and John F. Outten Sr. Mayor Niblett attended the ceremony and presented the certificate. Tri-County District Executive Bryan White, an Eagle Scout of Troop 174, presented a Campership Scholarship in Jer-

Jeremy Smith with fellow scouts who attended his Eagle Scout ceremony on August 8 at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church.

Jeremy repeats the oath.

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Donald Dunn, scout master, Troop 174, gave Jeremy’s mother the honor of pinning her son. Jeremy received pins for his parents and one for his mentor. He pinned his mother and honored his uncle Everett Smith who played an important role in his life since his father is deceased. Scout Master Donald Dunn was honored to receive the mentor pin from

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MORNING STAR • AuGuST 20 - 26, 2009

Duo finishes Bullrun Car Rally, wins Spirit Award By Lynn R. Parks

Brian Shannon and Billy Groton weren’t going to let a little thing like an oil leak knock them out of the New York City-to-Austin Bullrun car rally. Even when the 1987 Buick Grand National they were driving in July’s 3,000-mile rally got banged up in a chain-reaction accident between Pittsburgh and Staunton, Va., and then sprung a leak the next day on the road to Nashville, they were determined to soldier on and make it to the finish line. “I just wasn’t going to give up,” said Shannon, Seaford. “We had worked really hard to get in the rally. I was determined to finish it.” Shannon and Groton, also of Seaford, searched for someone who would let them use a garage for a couple of hours, so they could fix the oil leak. When they couldn’t find one, they went to a Nashville Chevrolet dealership, in hopes that mechanics there would get the Grand National repaired quickly. “It looked like it was going to take them all day to get it done,” Shannon said. So he gave up on that idea. Instead, he bought a red 2010 Camaro in which to finish the race. The dealer-

Library hosts book signing, sale

The Laurel Public Library, in cooperation with the Laurel Historical Society, will host a book signing and sale on Thursday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carpenter Community Room for the historical society’s newly released publication, “Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel, Delaware.” This work is a complete transcription of the nearly 5,000 burials in the 100-year-old cemetery and will be of great help to area historians and genealogists. Doug Breen and Chuck Swift, the compilers of the book, will make a brief presentation, and answer questions guests may have on either the book or the overall transcription project. In addition to the names and dates of all the burials in Odd Fellow Cemetery, the book contains additional historical information about the history and art found among the tombstones. More than 100 pages in length, this first edition is limited to 50 copies, and priced at $35 each.

ship agreed to take in trade a GMC Yukon truck, sight unseen, that Shannon had at home. In the end, Shannon and Groton finished 19th of the 24 cars that completed the rally. Not bad considering the time the two men lost in Nashville. For their dedication and determination, they were awarded the Spirit of the Rally award, given to the drivers who exemplify the spirit of Bullrun. “Billy and Brian are Bullrun fans of the highest caliber,” the Bullrun Web site says. “They are everyday gearheads who made it their business to be involved with Bullrun and they made it their business to finish Bullrun 2009. Fortunately for us, they have great taste in cars and possess the sheer will of champion NASCAR drivers.” For winning the Spirit of the Rally award, Shannon and Groton were given a BRM (Bernard Richards Manufacture) watch. They also boosted their chances of being selected as contestants on Speed TV’s “Bullrun,” a four-week reality show. Shannon and Groton have applied for season three of the show, which will feature 12 two-driver teams vying to be the last one standing. Filming for the show is set to start in mid-September. Shannon expects to hear soon whether he and Groton have been selected. The Bullrun Rally is limited to 100 cars. Each car can have two drivers; for an additional registration fee, passengers can ride along. (Shannon declined to say how much he paid to participate in the race.) Each year, the rally, which is in its sixth year, has a different starting and ending point. In its first year, drivers went from Los Angeles to Miami. Last year, the rally went from Calgary in Alberta, Canada, to Scottsdale, Ariz. At the start of each day, drivers are told where that evening’s rallying point is. Until then, rallying points, and the location of that evening’s party, remain a secret. Drivers are free to use whatever route they want to get to the rallying points. Each leg of the rally is timed. Shannon said that the parties at the end of each race day made participating in the rally worthwhile. “We stayed at the best hotels and had parties in exclusive, private clubs,” he said. Guest celebrities who joined them at one time or another included Bill Goldberg, host of the Bullrun reality show, and television personality

Brian Shannon, right, and Billy Groton, both from Seaford, stand in front of the Camaro in which they finished the 3,000-mile Bullrun Rally. Shannon had to buy the Camaro in the middle of the rally after his Grand National was involved in an accident.

Billy Groton, Seaford, is interviewed by a television reporter at the end of the 3,000-mile Bullrun Rally.

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Shannon said that he would like to participate in another Bullrun. “It was really something else,” he said. “We partied like rock stars and drove like race car drivers. This was something that people just don’t get to do.”

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Community support needed for Seaford woman By Lynn R. Parks

Susan Levredge and Wanda Wyatt are very good friends. So when Wyatt learned that Levredge had suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm and was facing a long recovery, she and Bank of Delmarva coworkers Jeanette Smith and Stephanie Somers set up an account for donations to help with Levredge’s expenses. “Susan has been my friend for 10 years,” said Wyatt, a customer services representative. “She’s like family. I wanted to do what I could to help.” Levredge, 48, of Seaford, suffered the aneurysm the morning of June 30 while driving to the Delmar Bank of Delmarva, where she is a customer services

representative. She was near the intersection of U.S. 13 and Discountland Road in Laurel when she pulled over to the side of the road and then lost consciousness, said her mother, Janice Harrington, Laurel. A passerby stopped to check on her and then used Levredge’s phone to call 911 and to call Harrington, who was listed on the phone as an emergency contact. “I drove out there, but by the time I got there the woman who had called was gone,” Harrington said. “I wish that I could have thanked her,” because her quick action meant that Levredge got treatment sooner than she would have otherwise. Levredge was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in

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MORNING STAR • AuGuST 20 - 26, 2009

Kevin Gilmore, executive director of Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, holds onto a stud in Habitat’s new office building in Georgetown during a blessing of the construction. The building is expected to be completed in November. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

Blare Steigelman, left, and Becky Ryan, both of Georgetown, sign wooden studs after the blessing of the construction. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

Sussex County Habitat blesses new office building By Lynn R. Parks

The Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is getting a new office building. The 3,500-square foot facility on Academy Street in Georgetown is expected to be completed in November, said executive director Kevin Gilmore. Cost of the building is $800,000. Habitat has received several grants to pay for the project and has a loan from the USDA Rural Development. “We will have a mortgage payment to make,” Gilmore said. But that payment, he added, will be less than renting a similarlysized building would cost. The current Habitat office, about 1,000 square feet in size, is on Depot Street in Georgetown. Gilmore said that Habitat plans to

initially rent out 1,000 square feet of its new building to another nonprofit agency. As Habitat grows, Gilmore said, it will use more of the space. And that growth is inevitable, he added. The organization, which helps low income families to build their own homes, currently has six houses under construction, in Concord, Laurel, Frankford and Selbyville, and has 15 families awaiting the start of construction. The new office will give the organization room for 10 volunteers with Americorps who are expected in October. Currently, six Americorps volunteers are completing a one-year stint with Sussex County Habitat. Last Thursday, Habitat, a Christian, non-profit group, held a blessing of the office construction. “We ask for the safety and security of everybody here,” Gilmore

said during the ceremony. Lisa Kane, Lewes, released about a dozen snow white homing pigeons from a large heart-shaped basket. The doves were a “special symbol of hope appropriate for this building,” Gilmore said. The Rev. Larry Hofer and the Rev. Rita Nelson, both of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Georgetown, prayed for blessings on the construction. “We are building

on the solid rock of your love,” Hofer said. Nelson read prayers for the poor and neglected and for a just social order. “Deliver us from greed of gain,” she said. Following the blessing, volunteers with Habitat signed wooden studs that were already in place. “Bless this building,” one volunteer wrote. “Bless all who do the work of Habitat in your name,” another wrote.

Ruth Briggs King to run for office At events in Lewes and Georgetown recently, Republican candidate Ruth Briggs King officially launched her campaign to fill the vacant seat in the 37th Representative District. The Sept. 12 special election is needed to replace former State Rep. Joe Booth, who resigned his seat after winning an Aug. 3 special election in the 19th Senatorial District. Briggs King is a former Delaware public school teacher and was nominated for Teacher of the Year in 1991. She has also held several positions in the business world. Currently, she is the executive vice-president of the Sussex County Association of Realtors, although she is not a realtor. She holds a master’s degree in human resources and a bachelor’s degree in business professions, both of which were earned at Wilmington University. “I bring a lot of professional and educational experience to this race,” Briggs King said. “I’ve worked in the public and private sectors, giving me a solid underpinning to discuss the diverse issues impacting our community.”

Briggs King is on the advisory board of the Diamond State Community Land Trust, which works to provide affordable housing for working families in Sussex County. Additionally, she is a member of the Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, and Bayshore Community Church. “I’m also involved with some fundraising efforts on behalf of DelTech,” she said. During the upcoming race, Briggs King said she plans to discuss the importance of creating local jobs; the need to increase governmental accountability and efficiency; and ensuring that development does not erode Sussex County’s quality-of-life. “I’ve known Ruth for years and her insights have often helped me to be a better state representative,” said State Sen. Joe Booth. “I think she is the right candidate for the job and I’m looking forward to introducing Ruth to the people in the 37th District that don’t already know her.” Briggs King, 53, has been married to her husband, Stanley, for 33 years. The couple resides near Georgetown and has two grown sons, Jared and Justin.

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Delaware’s cancer rates have declined

Cancer incidence and mortality rates have decreased in the last 10 years, according to the 2008 Cancer Incidence and Mortality Report released by Delaware’s Division of Public Health. The report, which covers cancer from 2001-2005, includes data for all-site cancer, as well as cervical, colorectal, lung, female breast and prostate cancers. Combined, these cancer types account for more than half of all cancers diagnosed in both Delaware and the U.S. Comparing data from 1991-1995 and 2001-2005, Delaware’s all-site cancer incidence rate decreased 5 percent while the national rate fell 4 percent. If this trend continues, Delaware’s all-site incidence rate may soon equal or drop below the national rate. Delaware’s cervical, colorectal, lung, and female breast cancer incidence rates also declined by a greater percentage than did national rates during the same period. The state’s 2001-2005 incidence rates for colorectal, cervical and female breast cancers are now comparable to U.S. rates. Report highlights • Delaware’s female breast cancer incidence rate for Caucasian women (125 per 100,000) is significantly lower than the national rate (134 per 100,000). Efforts to increase screening have made an impact on this cancer. • Delaware’s lung and prostate cancer  incidence rates are significantly higher than the U.S. rates. From 1991-1995 to 2001-2005, lung cancer rates decreased 20 percent among Delaware males yet increased 2.5 percent among Delaware females. • Delaware’s cancer mortality rates  are declining at a faster pace than are the national rates. From 1991-1995 to 20012005, the state’s all-site cancer mortality rate decreased 17 percent while the national rate fell 11 percent. • Mortality  rates for cervical, colorectal, lung, female breast and prostate cancers also fell during this time. The greatest improvement was seen in cervical cancer mortality, with the rate decreasing 31 percent over the last 10 years. Racial disparities Racial disparities in Delaware’s cancer incidence rates are shrinking and have been eliminated for some cancers. From 1991-1995 to 2001-2005, Delaware’s all-site cancer incidence rate declined 14 percent for African Americans but only declined 4 percent for Caucasians. During the same 10-year period, cervical cancer incidence rates fell 52 percent among African-American women but 28 percent for Caucasian women. At the national level, the colorectal cancer rate for African-Americans exceeds that for Caucasians. However, Delaware’s colorectal cancer incidence rates for African Americans and Caucasians are similar. Racial disparities in the state’s cancer mortality rates are also shrinking. While it is true that the state’s African-American men have the highest 2001-2005 all-site cancer mortality rate, they also experienced the largest decrease in cancer mortality in the last 10 years – a decline of 36 percent. Racial disparities are also narrowing for prostate cancer. The prostate cancer mortality rate among African-American men in 1991-1995 was 2.6 times greater than among Caucasian men, but is now only 2.1 times greater.

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Homeschool Book Clubs at the Laurel Public Library For the third year, the Laurel Public Library will offer Book Clubs for area homeschoolers. Clubs are divided into several categories based on interest, age and reading level to create a quality experience for all members. This year, in addition to clubs for non-readers, early readers and chapter

book readers, we plan to add separate Boys Only and Girls Only Clubs for teens. The Library provides a different book for each monthly book club meeting, which include discussion, games and hands-on projects. There are no associated costs for the book clubs for Delaware residents. Out-of-state residents are welcome to become part of the clubs and should speak to Becky Norton for more infor-

PAGE 13 mation. To learn more about our book clubs, or to register children and teens for this program, please call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184, find us on the KidSpace section of our website at www. laurel.lib.de.us, or email Becky Norton, Youth Services Librarian, at rebecca. Norton@lib.de.us. Registration is already underway, and space is limited, so please call as soon as possible to become part of this program.


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People Rogers family welcome son

Depta, Weaver to be married this fall Frank and Debbie Depta of Laurel are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Martha Lynn to Evan Andrew Weaver of San Francisco, Calif. His parents are Dr. Gary and June Weaver of Hockessin, Del. Martha is a 2001 graduate of Seaford High School. Both Martha and Evan attended the University of Delaware where they met. Evan currently resides in San Francisco, Calif., and is a lead software engineer at Twitter, Inc. Martha will join him in California after their wedding this year on Sept. 12.

John “Jack” Kelly Rogers was born on June 9, 2009 at 7:41 p.m. at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, De. He weighed 9lbs. 4oz. and was 21.5 inches long. Jack was welcomed by his parents, Evan and Laura Rogers of Laurel. Maternal grandparents are Steve and Connie Ennis of Laurel. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Terri Rogers of Gumboro and Stan and Cathy Evans of Salisbury. Great grandparents are Beatrice Ennis of Dagsboro and Ken and Louise Parkhurst of Georgetown.

Evan Weaver and Martha Depta

Ruhl,Kairos to be married next May Penny and Phillip Hearn of Laurel, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Michelle Ruhl, to Mario James Kairos Jr. Amber, who is a 2005 graduate of Sussex Central High School, is a nursing student at Delaware Technical and Community College. Mario is a 2001 graduate of Laurel High School and works as an interior designer at Home Depot in Salisbury, Md. The couple will wed on Thursday, May 27, 2010, in Ocean City, Md.

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Carly Jean Moses was born on June 17, 2009 at 2:26 a.m. (PST) at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, Calif. She weighed 6 lbs. 9oz. and was 18-1/2 inches long. She was welcomed home by her big brother, Jack and her parents, Mark and Melissa (Lynch) Moses. Maternal grandparents are Dr. Jack and Carol Lynch of Seaford. Paternal grandparents are Roy and Sue Moses of Los Gatos, Calif.

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Delaware 4-Hers showcase talents at State Fair Delaware 4-Hers showcased their talents at the annual Delaware State Fair. Competitions were held for talent, public speaking, healthy habits projects and archery. Talent showcase Participants showcased their talents, which ranged from playing musical instruments to karate to dancing and singing. The winner of the 2009 4-H Talent Competition was Christian Johnson from Kent County who played many complex pieces on the piano. Luke Thomas of Kent placed second and Brenna Gleason of New Castle placed third having skillfully played the fiddle and flute respectively. Spring Vasey of Kent came in fourth place with her harp playing. Austin Gardner-Baur of Kent came in fifth with his martial arts routine. In sixth place was Jenna Hitchens of Sussex who did a jazz dance to the Mama Mia soundtrack. Public speaking Participants in this competition were the county winners competing for the state title. Split into four different age categories — beginner, novice, junior and senior — youth spoke about everything from personal hygiene to how to choose the perfect pet. In the beginner category, Elise Goehringer of Sussex took first place with “The Goehringer Gazette.” Also in this category

was Megan Jackson of Kent who came in second with “Do you sweat like a pig?” and Caitlin Aber of New Castle in third with “Wetland adventures.” In the novice category, Morgan Cook of Kent won with “My dog, Sophie.” Also in the novice class was Bobby Johnson of New Castle who came in second place with “How to choose the perfect pet” and Paige Vincent of Sussex placed third with “Why would anyone want to wear wool?” In the junior category, Stephen Magee of Sussex placed first with “Sometimes life stinks—literally.” Coming in second place was Trevor Maloney of Kent, with “Do you have a brother or sister?” In the senior category, Jeffrey Sullivan of Kent won the division with “The final salute.” Andy Bell of Sussex placed second with “United we stand” and Tommy Joye of New Castle came in third with “Mantis—giant of the insect world.” Healthy habits projects Ranging from exhibits on food science and nutrition to safety in the outdoors, 4-Hers presented projects that had practical application in everyday life. Emily Passwaters and Morgan Carey of Sussex County received a premium blue ribbon for their demonstration “Stay on track with healthy snacks.” Amongst the many culinary talents of the day was the premium blue ribbon

The Delaware State Fair staff and volunteers have completed the final numbers for the 2009 Delaware State Fair. The “staycation” theme rang true as the Fair enjoyed a 5% increase in total attendance for 2009 with over 282,000 fairgoers compared to the 268,000 in 2008, despite a challenging economic climate and several days impacted by inclement weather. According to the Fair’s general manager, William J. DiMondi, “we are all very pleased with this year’s Fair, and are honored that our patrons came out to help us celebrate the Fair’s 90th Birthday.” The Wade Shows, the Fair’s carnival provider, for the third year in a row, posted revenue of over $1 million. The Wilmington Trust Grandstand Concert Series continued to provide a diverse and entertaining option for fairgoers while grossing over $1.8 million. According to the Fair’s Assistant General Manager, Danny R. Aguilar, “This year’s Wilmington Trust Grandstand shows were a huge success with over 58,000 tickets having been sold online. We offered a diverse lineup ranging from country, rock, hip hop and even comedy.” According to DiMondi, “we continued to grow in other areas and a truly successful Fair is also measured by the strength of the number and quality of livestock and other exhibits. This year’s Fair featured yet another record breaking numbers in both livestock and non- livestock departments. Total entries this year were 48,215. What was most exciting to see was the growth in total number of Exhibitors growing year

over year from 2,633 exhibitors in 2008 to 3,023 in 2009. All entries this year were made available online through the Fair’s website. Additionally, the Fair publically posted the previous days’ judging results on lists in each of the barns or exposition buildings as well as on the Fair’s website at www. delawarestatefair.com. The Fair set an all-time record with 44 corporate sponsors. “This year we grew the total number of partners by 10 compared to 2008. We had a few new faces like Pop Tarts, Haier (Electronics and Appliances), Coke, Del-One (Delaware Federal Credit Union) and others. We also enjoyed special promotional days like the Delaware Electric Cooperative Half Price Night and the Nemours Health and Prevention Services’ Healthy Kids Day. The Delaware State Fair continues to grow it sponsorship program and we encourage anyone interested in partnering to call us for the 2010 Fair,” said Aguilar. The Fair continues to be an institution that is woven into the fabric of the residents of the Del-Mar-Va Peninsula. DiMondi added, “our dedicated staff, volunteers and 80 member volunteer board of directors continue to raise the bar year to year in wanting to make the next Fair bigger and better for our patrons. This year we featured a new food court, new entertainment and a new and improved look and feel to the overall customer experience. We look forward to 2010 and will continue to strive to make the Delaware State Fair even bigger and better.”

presentation of Andrew and Ben Shaffer, entitled “The great outdoors.” These two New Castle County natives gave the audience useful outdoor cooking tips and meal ideas. Another original exhibit was done by New Castle County’s Bobby Johnson, entitled “The dangers of smoking.” In his presentation, Johnston used a maple syrup demonstration to show how much tar the lung of a smoker accumulates over time. Archery contest Approximately 80 youth gathered for the annual 4-H archery competition. The course began ten feet from the targets and increased in five foot increments, ending at 35 feet. 4-Hers were divided in to three age based categories; the junior category consisted of the eight to ten year olds, the intermediate contestants were 11 to 13, and the seniors were 14 and up. Results: Junior Recurve - First: Parker O’Day,

Sussex County; Second: EJ Emmet, Sussex County; Third: Layton Clough, Kent County Junior Compound - First: Christopher Brown, Sussex County; Second: Skylar Larimore, Kent County; Third: Hannah Gardner, Kent County Intermediate Recurve - First: Cameron Ernst, New Castle County; Second: Christian Johnson, Kent County; Third: Shelby Vincent, Kent County Intermediate Compound - First: Dalton Willey, Kent County; Second: Austin Wright, Kent County; Third: Colby Garbutt, Sussex County Senior Recurve - First: Molly Johnson, Kent County; Second: Jeffery Sullivan, Kent County; Third: Ethan Willey, Kent County Senior Compound - First: Hunter Pleasanton, New Castle County; Second: Travis Waller, Sussex County; Third: McKayla Lyal, New Castle County

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Community Bulletin Board Class of ’59 seeks teacher

The Class of 1959 is looking for information on one of their teachers, Betty Reynolds. She taught in the Seaford School District. Her son, William Danz Reynolds graduated with the class of 1959. If you have any information, contact Delores Hitch Lloyd at 629-8177 or 6294531.

Underground Railroad

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House, Dr. David L. Ames, director of the Center for Historic Architecture and Design at the University of Delaware, will offer a Power Point presentation on the Underground Railroad. Dr. Ames will tell how the Harriet Tubman route through Maryland connects with Delaware. His photographs will show specific sites and locations that harbored the slaves as they were escaping. Having this program scheduled for a Tuesday is a departure from the usual Monday night because of the Labor Day holiday. Dr. Ames is a professor of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, Geography and material Culture Studies. He teaches courses in historic preservation and land use and environmental planning. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Winterthur Program in Material Culture. He has done the research for the nomination for the Underground Railroad Historic ByWay and is presently working on the nomination of a Historic and Scenic ByWay for Western Sussex. This program is sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society and the Methodist Manor House. It is open to the public and there is no charge. For further information call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828.

ment cards with itemized receipts in order to receive the reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt. • Join us at the Seaford Library to celebrate Hispanic Family and Culture on Friday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. Bring your children in for crafts and story time that will enrich their cultural understanding of the Hispanic community. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Amber Motta at 629-2524.

SHS Class of 1974 reunion

Seaford High School class of 1974 will celebrate their 35th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Seaford Fire Hall. Contact Jan at gjmej@yahoo.com for more information.

Farmers and Artisans Market

Seaford’s Farmers and Artisans Market will be open for the 2009 season until Saturday, Sept. 26 in Kiwanis Park on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Kiwanis Park is located at the intersection of Atlanta Road and Stein Highway. We encourage local growers to join us by bringing your locally grown and/or organic fruits, vegetables, cut herbs, plants and cut flowers. For registration information, visit www.seafordmarket.vpweb.com or email or call the Market Master, Sonja Mehaffey at 2cats-sonja@comcast.net or 302-2459494.

Seaford Historical Society raffle

The Seaford Historical Society is offering a raffle featuring a day on the Nanticoke River in the spring of 2010. This allday excursion accommodates a party of six people on a boat ride that leaves from the Marina at Nanticoke River Marine Park in Blades, Seaford. Other festivities included with this trip are mid-morning snacks on-board ship, lunch in Vienna, Md., a self-guided walking tour of historic Vienna, a visit to the Vienna Heritage Museum and refreshments on the ride back to Seaford in the afternoon. A raffle ticket costs only $5 or five tickets may be purchased for $20. Tickets are available at the Seaford Museum which is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., or at the Ross Mansion which is open Saturdays and

Community mentors needed

The Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program seeks adult volunteers to mentor a middle school-aged child. Mentors can meet during school lunch time or after school. Mentors and students meet at the Laurel Public Library and enjoy the benefits of scheduled field trips and events. Mentors are asked for a one hour per week commitment for 12 months. For details contact Shawn Phillips at 629-7790, ext. 17.

AARP Driving Course

Laurel Senior Center, 113 N. Central Ave., will be holding an AARP Driving Course, Sept. 21 & 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

‘Parking Lot Tour to Send a Kid to Camp’

The annual 25-year dinner for DuPont employees will be held Friday, Sept. 11, at the Firemens Memorial Building, Sharptown, Md. Anyone who has not received a letter and who wishes to attend, call Ray Whaley at 537-6113 or Connie Keene at 629-3377. • “Lights, Camera, Action,” the Seaford District hosts “Movie Night” on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m. • Baby Bookworms, a story time for infants, will resume at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25. • Toddler Tales, a story time for walkers, will resume at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26. • Story Time for ages 3-5 will resume at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27. • The Seaford district Library has joined IHOP in an effort to raise money for the library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury, Md. IHOP locations and return an itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the com-

Morning Star Publications, publishers of the Laurel Star and Seaford Star newspapers, is joining the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club to help send area kids to summer camp. The “Send a Kid to Camp” project features a series of “parking lot” performances by local singer, Tony Windsor. Any business interested in hosting the performances in their store parking lot can contact Maria Motley at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club by calling 6283789.

Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. At other times call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 for tickets. The drawing will take place at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion on Dec. 13, 2009. The income from this raffle helps with the maintenance of the Seaford Museum and the Ross Mansion.

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Dinner/Auction Benefit

The Laurel American Legion and Auxiliary will hold a Chicken and Dumpling/ Stuffed Shells Dinner, Dance, Auction Benefit for Linda and Jack Chambers on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Laurel American Legion Post #19. Tickets are $18 per person or $35 per couple. Mr. Chambers has been diagnosed with cancer and, as a result, Mrs. Chambers has had to leave her job. These are two of the most caring and giving people Laurel has to offer. To purchase tickets, you may do so at the Post or call Ann Foskey at 8750714 or 236-8558.

Ride for… Kidsake Dice Run

Laurel Police Department’s 7th annual Ride For… Kidsake Dice Run will be on Sunday, Aug. 30. All motorcycles are welcome. First 200 riders receive a free “7th” Annual Ride for … Kidsake event pin. Registration will be held at HarleyDavidson of Seaford, from 9 -11 a.m.; cost is $10 per person. The ride begins and ends at Harley-Davidson of Seaford with several “Dice Stops” in between. At the conclusion, food and drinks will be provided at Harley-Davidson of Seaford. For additional information, contact Chief Jamie Wilson or Sgt. Derrick Calloway, from the Laurel Police Department, at 875-2244. All proceeds benefit: Laurel Police Department Community Based Programs.

with one chance included with the price of the ticket. More raffle tickets and the 5050 ticket can be purchased the night of the games. Tickets may be purchased at the door or advanced tickets can be reserved by calling 875-7665 or 875-4217.

Young Writer’s Workshop

Candy Abbott, author of Gavin Goodfellow: The Lure of Burnt Swamp will share some of her techniques for writing stories that will be sure to have your readers wanting more at a Young Writer’s Workshop on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Delmar Public Library. This is a free event sponsored by the Delmar New Century Club and the Delmar Public Library. Pre-registration is not mandatory, but appreciated as there will be refreshments served at the Meet and Greet Book Signing which will follow the workshop. For more information, call Kathy at 302846-2478.

Bethel Historical Society

From 5 to 9 p.m., on the second Wednesday of each month through December, the Laurel Pizzaria is generously helping the Bethel Historical Society with an on-going fundraiser. You can pick up a coupon at the restaurant and when you pay the society will receive 10 percent.

Laurel Chamber Mixer

The Laurel Chamber of Commerce Mixer hosted by Trap Pond Partners will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m., at Trap Pond State Park (Screened Pavilion). Join us for grilled hot dogs and more. Learn about Trap Pond’s exciting new nature center from DNREÇ Architect Greg Kindig. Come early for a complimentary Pontoon Ride starting at 3 p.m. Directions: Use main entrance on Trap Pond Road and follow signs.

Count on Me Club of Bethel

Count on Me Club of Bethel will sponsor a bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. Serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Community House in Bethel. Vendors welcome. Table rent is $10. Space limited. Call Janet 875-3971.

Bethel Bazaar

Count on Me Club of Bethel will sponsor a bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 17, starting at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community House in Bethel. Vendors welcome - table rent $10, space limited. Call Janet 875-3971.

Basket Bingo fundraiser

The Laurel Historical Society will host its annual Basket Bingo fundraiser on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at Laurel Fire Hall with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and games beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Desserts and drinks will be offered free of charge and hot dogs are $1. Double bingo cards will also be offered. Two specialty Longaberger baskets will be raffled off

Killen’s Pond Nature Center

The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will visit Killen’s Pond Nature Center on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Bus departs the center at 10 a.m. Cost is free for members and $4.50 for non-members plus lunch donation. For reservations or information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Scrapbook classes

Scrapbooking classes will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on the first and third Thursdays each month from 1-2:30 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. Proceeds benefit three local organizations - the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Foundation and the Bridgeville Senior Center. Last year, $27,000 was raised for these organizations. Tournament format is a four-person scramble with prizes awarded to the top two foursomes in each of four flights, based on handicaps. Golfers will also have an opportunity to compete for other prizes. A souvenir gift package, which includes a golf shirt, will be provided to all participants and the event will feature a continental breakfast and a buffet lunch in the Club House at Heritage Shores. To register for the event, call Bridgeville’s Town office at 302-337-7135 or stop by the pro shop at the Heritage Shores Club. The tournament registration fee is $125 per player and registration must be completed by Sept. 1. Interested sponsors are asked to contact the Town office to learn more about how to help.

Friends fundraiser

People’s Place fundraiser

Bridgeville Charity Open

Democratic Committee dinner

The Friends of the Bridgeville Library have another delicious fundraiser to promote. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Fill out the comment card, staple your reciept to it and drop it off at The Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or The Providence Sales Cottage at Heritage Shores. The 3rd Annual Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament is Friday, Oct. 9 at

Meet the Team Night

Have dinner and meet the 2009 Laurel Football. Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 6-8 p.m. at the Laurel Pizzaria on Central Ave. in Laurel.

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The Red Hat Lady Bugs of Bridgeville are sponsoring a fashion show fundraiser for the People’s Place, an abused women’s shelter. The event, which will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse, includes a fashion show (clothing courtesy of Peebles), lunch, chinese auction, 50/50 and door prizes. Tickets are $20 per person. For ticket information, call 337-9733. The 35th RD Democratic Committee will hold their annual dinner and auction

Luau Dinner

The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a Luau Dinner on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Musical entertainment will be provided by Side by Side. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Card & Game Night

The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will hold a Card & Game Night on Thursday evenings in September and October from 6 to 9 p.m. Join us for Rook, dominoes and Uno or bring your friends to setup a table of games of your choosing. Beverages and refreshments will be available or you can come early for dinner. For table set-up or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Greenwood Cheer Dinner Club

The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. in September and October. It will be an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For menus or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

‘Money Matters’

Jessica Mallamace, Delaware Community Re-investment Action Council, presents “Money Matters!” at the Greenwood Cheer Activity Center on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. This is a free financial education workshop that covers topics such as credit reports, creditors, budgeting, banking, taxes and predatory lenders and other money questions or concerns. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

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on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. For more information, contact Justin Bailey at 302-2457882 for tickets.

Woodland Ferry Festival

The Woodland Ferry Association is busy planning the 16th annual Woodland Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12. Craft and flea market spaces are available to rent for the day at $25 for a 10x10’ space and $40 for a 10x20’ space. For more information and forms, call Donna Angell at 629-8077 or email woodlandangell@hotmail.com.

National Guard Plane Pull

On Sunday, Sept. 13, the Delaware Air National Guard will host the Delaware National Guard Plane Pull to benefit Special Olympics Delaware. Teams of 20 pit their strength against a 100,000 lb. C-130 aircraft to see who can pull the plane the fastest. Over 40 teams are expected to compete in 2009. The cost is $500 for the adult divisions, $250 for high school teams. Teams are made up of a variety of people, including clubs, organizations, sports teams, church groups, businesses, corporations, or just 20 friends. For more information, visit www.sode.org or call 302-831-4653.

Relay for Life cruise

Dr. Marie Wolfgang is at this time accepting enrollments for her annual Relay for Life cruise, scheduled for Jan. 24, 2010. This is a 10-night cruise out of New York City (bus transportation to the dock included), visiting San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Maarten and Tortola. Call 629-4471 for brochure.

See ‘Jersey Boys’ with Del Tech

The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens

Campus, is taking reservations for a fall trip to see the musical “Jersey Boys.” Witness the rise of four of the most famous blue-collar kids in pop music history, The Four Seasons, in the Tony-award winning Best Musical “Jersey Boys” on Thursday, Oct. 8, at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. A special discount rate is available for Adult Plus+ members. For more information or to reserve orchestra seats, contact Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.

Smoky Mountain show trip

AARP 915 presents Smoky Mountain show trip & Historic Gatlinburg for the price of $595, for 7 days and 6 nights, Oct. 18-24. Includes: Motorcoach transportation; 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Smokies; 10 meals: 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners; Guided tour of the Smoky Mountains; Four evening shows: Country Tonite, Comedy Barn Variety Show, Magic Beyond Belief, and Black Bear Jamboree; one Morning Show: Patty Waszak Morning Show; Non-stop fun and Southern Charm at famous Dollywood. Free time in Historic Downtown Gatlinburg and much more. Departure: Federalsburg, Md. at 8 a.m. then, Rose’s parking lot, Rt 404, Denton, Md. Price: $75 due upon signing. Price per person, based on double occupancy $595. Add $180 for single occupancy. Final payment due Aug. 12. For information and reservations contact 410-754-8189.

Seaford ARRP offers trips

Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public: Sept. 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Mich. - Visit Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth after a guided bus tour of the town and explore the unique shops before dinner. Next afternoon, Mackinac Island for a two night stay and have lunch at the Grand Hotel. Also included is a horse & carriage guided tour of the island with a stop off at Arch Rock. Travel thru the Soo Locks to Sault St. Marie. Cost: $790 pp double. Oct. 16 - Strasburg, Pa. - Lunch served on the train and then visit the railroad museum. Cost: $69. Standby list only. Nov. 16-20 - Christmas at The Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C. - Tour the grounds, the farms and the winery. A candlelight dinner at Deerpark restaurant on the grounds, Christmas shows at Carolina Nights & Wohlfahrt House dinner theaters. Visit Chimney Rock Park, the Folk Arts Center and the Smith McDowell House and take a tour of Asheville. Also included is a stop at the Farmers Market. Two hot

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meals per day. Cost: $589 pp double. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

AARP Chapter 5340 trip

AARP Georgetown Chapter 5340 has planned a trip to Peddlers Village, New Hope, Pa. Crafts & Scarecrow Festival on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2009. Leave Georgetown Square, E. Market Street at 7:45 a.m. Price is $35 per person.

Vacation with Delaware Tech

Take a vacation this fall or winter with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. View the fall foliage in New York during a four-day motorcoach tour from Oct. 6-9. Highlights include sightseeing in Cooperstown with a stop at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Fenimore Art Museum, a voyage on the Catskill Mountain Railroad, and a guided tour of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Explore Egypt in the 12-day “Splendors of the Nile” trip from Oct. 22 through Nov. 2. The group will travel on a luxurious three-night cruise including visits to ancient temples at Aswan, KomOmbo, Edfu and Luxor. Take an 18-day trip “down under” to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji from Oct. 21 through Nov. 7. Experience the joy of the season during the nine-day “Christmas Cruise on the Danube” trip to Germany and Austria from Nov. 30 through Dec. 8. Travelers will explore cathedrals and several Christmas markets including Germany’s oldest and most famous, Nuremburg’s Christmas Market, which began in 1628. Celebrate the Christmas season during the seven-day “Nashville Country Christmas at the Opryland Hotel” from Dec. 2-8. Experience the joy of Christmas during the four-day “Christmas Extravaganza” trip to Washington, D.C. and the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va. Take a Christmas tour of Washington, guided by author/historian Antony Pitch. To sign up for a trip call 302-856-5618.

Branson trip

Nanticoke Senior Center and Curran Travel are providing a trip to Branson on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Wednesday, Oct. 21. The trip includes: round trip Motorcoach transportation, eight nights accommodations, great sightseeing tours, admission to nine great shows including Mickey Gilley, Lee Greenwood & the Bellamy Brothers and Shoji Tabuci. Cost is $1,075 per person-double occupancy, $1,355 single occupancy. A $200 deposit is required. Call 629-4939 for details.

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The “Sea Purls” chapter of the Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 -2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. For details, call 302-8546776.

Georgetown AARP

Join Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 at their monthly luncheon meetings held on the first Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club. For details contact Dee Richards at 302-841-5066.

Delaware Patriots

First meeting of the Sussex County Chapter of the 9-12 Delaware Patriots to be held on Tuesday Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse, Bridgeville. This is a grassroots organization focused on preserving the values of the Constitution of the United States. For information contact either 302-956-0155 or 302-337-8601.

Laurel Landlord Association

The recently formed Laurel Landlord Association will hold a meeting at the Laurel Fire Hall, Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. All landlords who own property in the town limits of Laurel are invited to attend to discuss pending issues regarding landlord rights. For more information, call 302-745-8127.

39th District Democrats

The 39th District Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Aug. 20, at 7 p.m., at Pizza King in Seaford. For details call Maggie Callaway at 629-4846.

S.C. Womens Democrat club

The Sussex County Womens Democrat club to meet 5:30 p.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. The guest speaker is Velda Jones-Potter, Delaware’s State Treasurer. Contact Catherine King for details and reservations at 628-9080 or e-mail Ladyedk@comcast.net. Members are asked to bring a friend. Guests are always welcome.

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PAGE 19 “Tina Fallon”), will be closed to vehicle traffic, but will provide free rides across the river to pedestrians during the day. Craft and flea market spaces are available to rent for the day at $25 for a 10’ by 10’ space and $40 for a 10’ by 20’ space. Please call Donna Angell at 629-8077 for additional information or to have forms mailed to you. You may also email woodlandangell@hotmail.com. SUDOKU ANSWERS:

Saturday, Aug. 22, at 1 p.m., has been set for WEEK 3 Tractor Drive for members of the the 6th annual First State 08/20/09Antique Tractor Club. Hosted again by charter member Ed Evans of Pepperbox, near Laurel, the drive will travel the quiet country roads around Trap Pond, and will set out from Evans’ farm, Ed-Lo Acres. Upon returning, the group will share a picnic dinner before returning home. Members and their Hospice benefit at Manor House families will bring their restored, antique tractors Methodist Manor House in Seaford will hold a — Allis Chalmers, Case, Farmall/International Chicken Barbecue and Antique Car Show to benHarvester, Ford, John Deere, Oliver, and even efit Delaware Hospice on Saturday, Sept. 12 from some “orphan” makes — will be represented. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 100% For more information about the drive or the Tickets are $7 per person. Proceeds will supFirst State Antique Tractor Club, call Evans at Tif ANSWERS_5x2.25 port Delaware Hospice’s programs and services, 875-4971. 84% outreach programs including the3free community Week 55% such as New Hope, support for children who have Woodland Ferry Festival lost loved ones, and Transitions, support for seriThe 16th annual Woodland Ferry Festival, ously ill individuals who are not appropriate for celebrating the Nanticoke River and the historic hospice. ferry, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12. For more information about this event or the An “all you can eat” country breakfast, served Methodist Manor House, call Erin Steele, 302by the Galestown Ruritan Club, will start off the 629-4593. day at 7 a.m. and will be serving until 10 a.m. This hearty breakfast includes scrambled eggs, Festival Hispano returns pancakes, home fries, sausage gravy, scrapple, Millsboro will showcase the best of Latin the Ruritan’s famous sticky buns, biscuits, orange America from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23, juice and coffee, all for $7. during the 15th annual Festival Hispano, which Opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. with the combined Seaford and Laurel High School Bands, is organized by the nonprofit group, El Centro Cultural. and raising of the flags by the Marine Corp Sponsors are needed. Sponsorships may be League. TifThere will be demonstrations and displays acquired through donations of $100, which entitles all donors to a 15 by 15 display space; $300, throughout the village, including chair caning, 100%x which includes an advertisement in the Festival artwork, an animal rescue group, Orrell’s Famous 99% Hispano Program Booklet; or $1,000, which acMaryland Beaten Biscuits from Wye Mills and knowledges the donor in all publicity and includes much more. the donor’s business logo on the Festival Hispano Entertainment will begin with dulcimer player John Kisela, followed by gospel singer Jerry Jones color flyer. All donations are tax deductible. The event is free for the whole family and conperforming from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and ending veniently located at the Little League Complex on with Tony Windsor singing his country/western State Street in Millsboro. and pop hits. Sponsors should contact festivalhispano@hotJack & Carolyn Knowles will have their “Days Gone By” museum open showcasing memorabilia mail.com. or call 302-745-6828. For more information, visit www.elcentrocultural.org. from Woodland and Seaford.The new ferry, (the

Gas Lines Prices stabilize

After several weeks of increases at the gas pump and three weeks out from the traditional end to the summer driving season, motorists were able to catch their breath this week with relatively stable gasoline prices. The average U.S. retail price for regular grade gasoline rose to $2.65 a gallon last Friday, a two-cent gain on the week and up 15-cents from one month ago.

Crude oil prices dip Crude oil remained relatively stable last week. Last Thursday’s unexpected second-quarter output rise in German and French economies, coupled with stronger-than-expected earnings posted by Walmart and the Federal Reserve leaving interest rates unchanged caused crude oil to surge to near $71 a barrel. However, oil’s rally was later dampened by 95% U.S. data showing nationwide retail sales dipped

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Forecast “Gasoline prices are mimicking the relative stability of crude oil which should continue for the remainder of the summer driving season,” said Catherine L. Rossi, manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “With Labor Day weekend less than three weeks away, AAA expects gas prices will be relatively stable for the remainder of summer. We don’t expect any significant price spikes.” Local pricing On Tuesday a few local gas stations were selling regular gasoline for $2.499 a gallon, the same price as a week ago.

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in July and the number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless benefits rose unexpectedly last week. Following slight ups and downs throughout the week, crude oil prices settled at $67.51 at Friday’s close. Current oil prices remain more than double what they were in December when they dropped below $33 a barrel, yet still less than half last July’s record above $147 a barrel.

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Church Bulletins Family Fun Day

First Baptist Church on Bi-State Blvd. in Delmar, Md. will hold a Family Fun Day on Labor Day, Sept. 7. Activities include a water slide, bouncy house, games, fire truck rides, live country and gospel music, parachute jump, antique car and truck show. Food will be available at reasonable prices. Bring your family and enjoy the fun. For more information, call 410-8963284.

Smith to perform in Salisbury

Grammy winning Michael W. Smith is bringing his “New Hallelujah World Tour” to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center stage on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. Joining Smith onstage will be musical missionary, Matt Maher, American Idol season six Top 5 finalist, Phil Stacey and Meredith Andrews who was recently named Christian music’s most promising new artist by Billboard magazine. Tickets, which range from $20-$30 plus fees, are available online at www.WicomicoCivicCenter.org, by phone at 410-5484911, or in person at the Civic Center Box Office.

The Gospel Café

The Gospel Café will be at Laurel Baptist Church on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. Scheduled singers are Pam Dunn and Makenzie George.

Refreshments will be available for purchase. Any questions, call Bruce of Nancy Willey at 875-5539.

Old Christ Church offers services

Christ Lutheran Church concert

Old Christ Church services will continue through the first Sunday in October. All services begin at 9:30 a.m. All services will be led by the Rev. Blanche Powell and Ken Athey. Music will be provided by Janet Jones. Old Christ Church is 237 years old and The Old Christ Church east of Laurel is 237 years old. is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The church is unique in that it’s never been altered from its original condition. For information or directions, call 228-6097. Any donations given to the Old Christ Church League are now tax deductible as the League was recently successful in becoming a 501C3 (nonprofit) organization.

A summer evening concert will be held Aug. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford. Entertainers will be Amanda Jones, Eswther Foskey, Good News Tour and O’Day Family.

United Holy Ghost Gospel Jubilee

United Holy Ghost Gospel Jubilee will be held Sept 11, at 6 p.m., at Clarence St. Church of God, 744 Clarence St., Seaford, in support of the youth, featuring Minister Frank Gibbs as MC of the hour. Also featuring: The Sussex Community Mass Choir, Rosemary Martin/ Charlotte, Michelle and Company, Maria West, The Abbott Family, Fontaine Nichols, Psalm 149, Cynthia Foreman, The Joshua Crew and Alberta Smith. Contact: 302-858-8265, or 302-5198771, For more information,

St. Luke’s new Bible Study

At St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Janet Hubbard will be leading a new Bible Study beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 9:30 a.m. The study will be from the book, “Her Name is Woman” by Glen Karsen. For further information contact Janet at 6280417.

Dr. Michael Scott visits Mt. Olive

On Saturday, Sept 19, at 7 p.m., Dr. Michael Scott of Jerusalem Baptist Church, Temperville, Va. will be at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 108 First St.,

Bridgeville. Pastor is Woodrow Evans. For more information contact Sister Paris Twyman, 1-410-754-9135; or the Church at 1-302-337-7593.

DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship CHURCH OF CHRIST

Sunday Family Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. 94 Walnut Street, Laurel, DE (across from GameZone) 302-875-7873 www.laurelnazarene.org

A church you can relate to

1010S.C entral Ave., Laurel Ph: 875-7748 Minister: Ian J. Drucker Worship Services: Sunday 10 a.m. 6:00 p.m. BibleS tudy: Sun. 9:00 a.m.; Wed. 7:00 p.m. In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity

CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE Rev. Donna Hinkle, Pastor Church: 875-4233 Sunday Services: 8:30 am Praise 9:30 am Sunday School,10:45 am Worship

DIAL DAILY DEVOTIONS: 875-4309

Centenary United Methodist Church

“Where Caring is Sharing” “NEW SONG!” - Contemporary Celebration, 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, Classes for ALL ages, 9:45 a.m. Traditional Family Worship, 11:00 a.m.

Rev. K. Wayne Grier, Pastor, 875-3983 200 W. Market St., Laurel, Del.

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956

(302) 875-3644

The Rev. Dr. Howard G. Backus, Rector www.dioceseofdelaware.net/churches/stphlps.html Holy Eucharist with Healing Sunday ~ 8:30 & 10:30 am Church School ~ 9:30 am

Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching

Youth Group Wednesday 7:00 pm

Worship 10:45 a.m. • Sun. School 9:45 a.m. Wed. Night 7:00 p.m. • Sun. Night 7:00 p.m. Located on Camp Road between the Dual & Alt. 13 For info call: 629-3674 or 875-2915 Sr. Pastor Roland Tice

Christian Church of Seaford

Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Morning Worship 10:30 Wed. Night Service & (Nursery & Jr. Church) Youth Groups 7:00 p.m. A Firm Foundation • A Sure Hope • An Unending Love

Centrally located at 14511 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, DE 19956

Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. FasTrak Children’s Ministry - 10:30 a.m.; E318 Youth - 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Services - 7 p.m.

For info, call 875.7995 or visit www.centralworshipcenter.org

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road68, South of Laurel Laurel,D el.

Sun. School 10 a.m. • Worship 9 & 11 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Hymn Sing: Last Sunday Each Month - 7 p.m.

Delmar Wesleyan Church www.StPaulsUMCLaurelDE.org

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

800 East Street Delmar, MD 21875 “The Church That Cares” 410-896-3600 Pastor James C. Hitch

Sunday: Sunday School 10 M Worship 11 AM & 6 PM

Wednesday: BibleS tudy 7P M


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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 543 N. BRADFORD ST., SEAFORD, DEL. • 629-7161

Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor

Obituaries Mary Katherine Williams, 80

Mary Katherine Williams, CPS, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, in Morrilton, Ark. She was born in Russellville, Ark. on April 9, 1929. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lamar and Mary Pearl Kendrick Williams; twin sisters; sister, Cleotha Hallman Dibbrell; and brothers, Junior and Don. She is survived by her devoted husband of 25 years, Williams Archie E. Dalton; brother, Raymond E. Williams Sr. and wife Rose; sisters, Cleva Glentaline Williams and Imajean Himmelberg and husband Gilbert; two stepsons, Kenneth and Robert Dalton, and a host of nieces and nephews. Mary was a lifetime member of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE); a long time member of Beta Sigma Phi; a former president of the Capital Chapter Office Professionals International in Washington, D.C.; and former member of the Governing Council of the District of Columbia before it gained semi-independent status. Mary worked as an executive secretary for the Department of the Army at the Pentagon supporting a series of general officers in research, development and acquisition for 37 years. The funeral service was held on Friday, Aug. 14, at Ada Valley Community Church. Bro. Cleo Young officiated. Burial was in Ada Valley Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton. Pallbearers were Carl McConnell, Carl Jones, Chris Urkman, Sonny Gullett, Wacy Risner and Dale Birdwell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your public library. The online guestbook is available at www.harrisfuneralhomes.net.

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SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

The Gift of His Love

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629-9788

WEDNESDAY SUNDAY Sunday School......9:45 a.m. Prayer & Praise 7:00 p.m. Worship...............11:00 a.m. Patch Club (kids) 7:00 p.m. Eve. Worship........7:00 p.m. Youth Group 6:00-8 p.m.

SEAFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Patricia Cooper Hayman, 65

Patricia Cooper Hayman of Harrington, passed away on August 12, 2009, at John Hopkins Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born July 30, 1944 and graduated from Laurel High School. She is the daughter of Jeanne Cooper and the late Dick Cooper. She married Dallas Hayman on January 21, 1995 and lived in Harrington. Mrs. Hayman worked and retired from the DuPont Nylon Plant in Seaford and for the Cassidy Company in Seaford. She most recently worked as a secretary at the Milford Church of the Nazarene, where she was also a member. Pat’s greatest joy in life was her family. She especially enjoyed watching her sons and grandchildren play sports. She was their greatest fan and will be genuinely missed by her family and dear friends. She is survived by her devoted husband of 14 years, Dallas Hayman; sons and wives, Chip and Judy Moore, Mark and Tammy Sturgeon, Mike and Robin Sturgeon; grandchildren, Megan, Chad, CJ, Seth, and Kyle; stepdaughter, Monica Lablanc, and her children, Sterling and Raven; sisters, Susan Evans, Jane McBride and her husband Tom, and a brother, Chuck Cooper and his wife Georgia. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles “Dick” Cooper; and brother-in-law, Richard Evans. A Celebration of Life Service was held Tuesday, August 18, at Melvin Funeral Home, Harrington. Interment was in Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Pat to the Harrington Women of the Moose Lodge Chapter 1229, PO Box 277, Harrington, DE 19952. Arrangements are by the Melvin Funeral Home, Harrington.

Union

United Methodist Church 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Across from Bank 337-7409 Handicap Friendly WORSHIP TIMES:

9 am Contemporary Service 10 am Sunday School 11 am Traditional Worship Youth Group (Sun. 6 p.m.)

22606 Sussex Hwy. Seaford, DE

302-359-6331 Weekly Services: Sunday: 10 am Tuesday: Prayer 7-8 pm Thursday: Bible Study 7 pm

PRE-SCHOOL - 12TH GRADE - Office 629-7161 Quality Traditional Education Since 1973 Fully Accredited By Middle States in ACSI

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH A Cooperative S.B.C. Church 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE

302-629-8434 • www.graceseaford.org Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:30 pm Children’s Church 10:45 am SPANISH Worship 10:45 am Wednesday Activities 7 pm Pastor: Homer McKeithan Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”

VICTORY TABERNACLE

Messiah’s Vineyard Church Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel

302- 875-4646

PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956

Sun. 9:30 am Wed. 7:00 pm

Children’s Church • Nursery

Senior Minister: Dr. Carl G Vincent Senior Pastor: Pastor Barry B. Dukes wwwmessiahsvineyard.org

OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH 532 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Redemptorist Fathers • 629-3591

MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 4:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD

SUNDAY WORSHIP

11 AM and 6 PM ~ Sunday School 9:45 AM

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Ministry for the wholef amily 7 PM

Pastor Stacey Johnson 302-877-0443

28261 Seaford Rd., Laurel, 2 miles N. of Laurel on Alt. 13

22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 - www.atlantaroadcma.org Sunday

Wednesday Evening

9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship, Nursery, Classes for Kids-Adults 7:00 p.m. Evening Service

6:45 Catalyst Youth (grades 7-12), DivorceCare 7:00 Prayer Meeting, Men’s Group, KidStuf 103 (K-6 Kids & their parents, 1 & 3rd Wed.)

COKESBURY CHURCH All Welcome Where Love Abides -- John 3:16

The Church by the Side of the Road 15092 Cokesbury Rd, Georgetown, DE (302) 629-5222 • www.cokesburywc.org Pastor Harold Carmean & Congregation Sunday School 9 am Contemporary Church Service 10 am

Mount Olivet

United Methodist Church Serving Christ in the Heart of Seaford since 1830 315 High St. • Seaford, DE

Sunday Services: Informal Worship in Chapel 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary 9:45 Sunday School

Pastor: Rev. Jim Sipes • 302-629-4458 PROFESSIONAL NURSERY CARE PROVIDED

27225 Kaye Road Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814

www.thelighthouselaurel.org Timothy P. Jones, Pastor Sunday Family Worship - 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Family Ministries - 7:00 p.m.

“Shining His Light”

Laurel Wesleyan Church Rt. 13A, Just North of Laurel

Sunday School - 9:30 Worship - 9:00 & 10:45 Sunday Evening Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m. - Youth Ministries & WKID, The Zone, Children’s Ministries

Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor: Rev. Rick Green; Youth: Kyle Horton Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH

315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973 • 302-629-9755

Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins www.christlutheranseaford.com

Praise Worship 8:15 AM • Sunday School 9:45 AM • Traditional Worship 11:15 AM

Laurel Baptist Church, SBC Where everybody is somebody & Jesus Christ is Lord 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, Laurel, DE 19956 LBC Sunday School ~ 10:00 Morning Worship ~ 11:00 Wednesday Bible Study ~ 7:00 P.M. NurseryP rovided Pastor: Rev. Steven Booth Music Director: Linda Lewis

302-875-7998

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Front & King St., Seaford, DE 629-7979 Holy Eucharist: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Forum: 10:30 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby-Coladonato, Rector

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)

N. Dual 13, P.O. Box 783, Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-6206 Evangelist - G. W. Cliver - 629-6206 Elder - Don Birch - 629-8949 Elder - Ron Russell - 629-6033 Sunday School 10 a.m. Sun. Worship 11 a.m., Sun. Evening 6 p.m Wed. Evenings 7 p.m. Live For God, Love Each Other, Light The World

743 E. Clarence St., Seaford, Del. Carlton L. Cannon, Sr. Paster

629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 • cogclarence@verizon.net

Sunday: Midweek Activities: Church School........9:45 am Call for Details Morning Worship......11 am Children’s Church & Youth Explosion ........6 pm Nursery Provided Evening Worship.........7 pm *Counseling by appt. only Tuesday: Thursday: Bible Study & Family Corporate Prayer.........7 pm ‘Come and Grow with Us!’ Training Hour...........7 pm

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Francis P. Layton, 89 Francis P. “Frankie� Layton,, of Seaford, died on Thursday, August 13, 2009. Frankie retired from the DuPont Company in Seaford after more than 30 years of service. He was an Army veteran of WW II and served in Italy. He was a member of Gethsemane United Methodist Church and enjoyed attending church there. He was a former member of the Seaford Elks Club and enjoyed playing cards, playing the slots and spending time with his family. His wife, Amanda Layton, died in 2001. He is survived by two daughters, Gail Yeager and Thelma Jean Elliott; a son, William Wright; a sister, Hazel Beebe; six grandchildren, Lona Elliott, Christine Milligan, Sandy Truitt, Sherry Beckham, Linda Hauser and Connie Pelham; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Bridgeville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations may be made to Delaware Hospice Inc, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

Eleanor Dougherty Connolly, 83 Eleanor Dougherty Connolly, died with dignity and grace at her home of 50 years at Hearns Pond in Seaford, on Thursday, August 13, 2009. Eleanor was born March 10, 1926 in Wilmington, the daughter of Anthony and Margaret Dougherty. She graduated from Wilmington High School and went to work for E. I. Dupont Company in Wilmington. In 1949 she married Harry J. Connolly, who died in 1983. The focus of their life together was raising their three children. Eleanor is best described by her children as “giving all and expecting nothing in return, a selfless unconditional love.� She is survived by a son, Tom Connolly and his wife Karen of Ocean City, MD; two daughters, Ria Durig and her husband, Dutch and Meg Mulrine and her husband Mike, all of Seaford; five grandchildren, Katie Connolly, Megan Connolly, Maggie Durig, Harry Mulrine and Maria Mulrine; and a brother, Charles O. Dougherty and his wife Roseanne of Riverview, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, Aug. 18 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Stein Highway, Seaford. Burial was in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Seaford Volunteer Fire Dept., PO Box 87, Seaford, DE 19973, or Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, PO Box 719, Seaford, DE 19973.

Jean Moore, 81 Jean Moore, of Seaford, died August 15, 2009 at the Seaford Center due to complications associated with pneumonia. She was a daughter of Vaughn and Charlotte Emerick Wolford, born on June 10, 1928 in Stringtown, PA. She married Elmer T. Moore on May 10, 1947. Known as Jean to all those who loved her, she moved from Stringtown, PA to Delaware in 1950. She worked for Walkers Garment Factory in Blades and

MORNING STAR • AUGUST 20 - 26, 2009 Gant Shirts in Seaford. She attended and supported Bay Shore Community Church. She had a great love for her church, was active in the choir, and teaching Sunday School. Her most cherished loves were her church, her family and her home. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Elmer T. Moore; brother, John Wolford of Cumberland, Maryland; three children, Richard Moore and wife Vicki of Seaford, Barbara Ellingsworth and husband Vernon of Millsboro and Karen Tice and husband Danny of Millsboro; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Jean was adored by her family as a great mother, grandmother and great grandmother. A funeral service was held at Christ Evangelistic Church, 9802 Camp Road, Laurel, on August 19. The Rev. Roland Tice and Pastor Danny Tice officiated. Interment was in Blades Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to: Easter Seals, 22317 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, DE 19947. The Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel is serving the Moore Family.

James Samuel Lankford, 89 James Samuel Lankford, of Seaford, died Sunday, August 16, 2009 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, MD. Born in Seaford, the son of Lottie Culver and Verlon Lankford, he was a machine operator at the DuPont Plant in Seaford for 41 years before retiring. Jim was a member of St John’s United Methodist Church in Seaford, a volunteer at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, a WWII Army veteran and a graduate of Seaford High School Class of 1938. He is survived by his daughter, Nancy C. Bennett of Seaford; grandson, Keith Litchford and wife Susan of Dover; granddaughter, Amy Baynum and husband Brad of Seaford; great grandchildren, Bryan, Emily and Sarah Litchford, Taylor, Cameron and Emma Baynum; and a sister, Betty Bizier of Seaford. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife, Midge Lankford, in May 2009, and by a sister, Belva Phillips. A graveside service will be held Thursday, August 20, at 11 a.m. in Odd Fellows Cemetery Seaford. Rev. J. Christopher Pennington will officiate. Contributions may be made to St.

     

 

                                               

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Death Notices Ronnie E. Brittingham, 62 Ronnie E. Brittingham of Delmar passed away on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at his home.

A celebration of his life was held at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel on Monday, Aug. 17.

Arthur J. Fosque Jr., 60 Arthur J. Fosque Jr. of Millsboro, passed away Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center. A graveside service was held Friday, Aug. 14, at St. Johns 2nd Baptist Church in Mt. Joy. Arrangements are in the care of Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro.


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Youth benefit from Burn Camp By Lynn R. Parks This week, Camp Barnes near Frankford is hosting the first ever Delaware Burn Camp. Nearly a dozen children, including two children from Seaford, who were seriously injured in a fire were expected to attend. Last Wednesday, members of the junior program at the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department presented a check of $255 to John Lattomus, representing the state fire marshal’s office and the burn camp committee, to help pay for the camp. Most of the donation was raised during Riverfest, July 10 and 11 in downtown Seaford. The SVFD junior program had a booth at the festival and sponsored a 50/50 drawing. “We thought the burn camp was a good group to give money to,” said Miles Hardy, 17, a junior firefighter. “And we thought that the donation was a good way to represent the fire company as a whole.” Lattomus said that the burn camp is funded purely by donations. It does not receive any government money. So far, he said, the camp committee has raised about $17,000, more than enough for this year’s camp. Donations have come from fire companies as well as from hospitals, doctors’ organizations and motorcycle clubs. Fundraising is continuing, Lattomus said. “We hope that eventually we can

Members of the junior program at the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department recently made a donation to the Delaware Burn Camp. From left: department president Wayne Truitt; junior program members Daniel Howard, 15, Seaford, Justin Taylor, 15, Seaford, and Miles Hardy, 17, Seaford; John Lattomus representing the state fire marshal’s office and the burn camp committee; Carter Moore, 14, Seaford; and chief Tom LeCates. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

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MORNING STAR • AUGUST 20 - 26, 2009

The Delaware Junior League state champions from Woodbridge prepare to pray prior to their first Eastern Regional game.

Laurel’s Mariah Dickerson reaches first safe on a fielder’s choice as the ball sails over the head of Southwest first baseman Amelia Montgomery. Photo by Mike McClure

Southwest edges Laurel, 3-2, to win Senior Softball World Series title By Mike McClure

The District III softball team beat four teams in bracket and semifinal play including USA Southwest of Calhoun, La., unfortunately the Laurel team’s only loss of the tournament came in the championship game. Laurel rallied from a 1-0 deficit to take a 2-1 lead going into the sixth inning. Southwest scored two runs in the sixth and held District III in the final two innings for the 3-2 win in front of a large crowd in Roxana and an even larger audience at home as the game was televised live on ESPN 2. Cassidy Taylor took the mound for Laurel in the championship game. The team’s top starter, Stephanie Wheatley, went the distance in the semifinal win over Latin America and was not available to pitch. Taylor sent Southwest down in order in the top of the first. In the bottom of the inning, Jenna Cahall picked up an infield single and went to second on an error but was left on base. Southwest pitcher Grace Thaxton led off the second with a double to left center. Pinch runner Kari Payton moved up on a sac bunt by Devin Mitchell, Amelia Montgomery was intentionally walked, and Katie Killian hit a bloop single to knock in the first run of the game before Taylor recorded an inning ending strikeout. In the bottom of the inning, Wheatley drew a one out walk and Mariah Dickerson reached on a fielder’s choice Continued on page 28

Kassidy Gallo slides into third base during her team’s game against Rhode Island in the Junior League softball Eastern Regionals.

Laurel center fielder Alexis Oliphant runs out of room as she looks to grab a ball hit by Southwest’s Caitlin Herbet. Photo by Mike McClure

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Laurel’s Alexis and Kelsey Oliphant, Logan Green, and Whitney Toadvine take part in warmups prior to last Friday’s win over Latin America in the Senior League World Series semifinals. Photo by Mike McClure

SSA DOLPHINS- Delmarva Swim Association held its annual championship meet on Saturday, Aug. 1 at UMES. Those swimmers who participated in the U10 events for SSA are shown here: Nathan Venables, Hannah Venables, Amy Venables, Ged Pearson, Megan Perdue, Sarah Perdue, Bridget Johnson, Gray Scott, Griffin Dunn, Samantha Cotten, Victoria Dalton, Cailey Hastings, Shane Stark, Rebecca Wheatly, Lauren Stanton, Colin Handy, Christopher Dopler, and Patrick Dopler.

Gibson named to New York Penn League all-star team

Seaford graduate Derrik Gibson, in his first full year of professional baseball, was named to the New York Penn League all-star team. The following are his stats with the Lowell Spinners, the Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox: 55-196, .281, 38 R, 13 2B, 2 3B, 19 RBI, 26 BB, 22 SB, 4 CS

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Ketterman takes first win of season in super Pro at U.S. 13 By Charlie Brown

Returning teammates Phillip DeMott and Timmy Halter work out the first day of high school soccer practice. Halter and DeMott will lead the Blue Jays’ offense and defense this year. Photo by Lynn Schofer

W.R. Ketterman of Salisbury drove his dragster to the win in Super Pro Friday night at the U.S. 13 Dragway. It was his first win of the season and he becomes the 15th different winner in the division this season. Ryan Groton of Salisbury got his first win of the year in Pro and James Farmer of Felton got his seventh win of the year in Pro Bike. Other winners on the day included: Ken Davis of Seaford in Street; Karen Schultz of Salisbury in Import; Keiford Coppers of Trappe, Md., in Bike Trophy; Amanda Clem of Hurlock in Jr. Dragster 1 and Cortney Cathell of Laurel in Jr. Dragster 2. Ketterman met David Tucker in the Super Pro final. The two were even at the starting line but Ketterman edged out the win with a 7.499/176.99 on a 7.48 dial-in. Tucker had a good run with a 7.878/164.39 on a 7.85 dial. Semi-finalists were Jerry Russell of Dover and Allison Trice of Fruitland. The Pro final matched Groton and Steven Truitt of Parsonsburg. Truitt had a red light foul and Groton took the win with a 10.012/134.44 on a 10.00 dial. Semi-finalist was Phillip Truitt of Parsonsburg. Farmer once again rode into the Pro Bike finals facing Josh Blank of Snow Hill. Blank had a red light foul and Farmer got his seventh win with a 8.182/139.57 on a 9.12 dial. Semi-finalist was Tyrone Dale of Salisbury. A pair of former winners, Davis and Sean McEntegart of Salisbury, were paired in the Street final. McEntegart had the better reaction in his ’98 Lincoln but broke out with a 14.912 on a 15.19 dial. Davis got his fourth win of the season with an 11.608/117.20 on an 11.62 dial. Schultz had a solo run to win Import with a 19.324/73.11 on an 18.70 dial in her ’98 Toyota. Michael Taylor of Seaford had a red light foul and Copper got his first win of the year with a 13.212/101.33 on a 12.74 dial on his ’79 Kawasaki. Clem was paired against Alexis Truitt of Parsonsburg in the Jr. Dragster 1 final. Truitt didn’t realize that Clem had broken shortly after leaving the line and broke out with a 9.312 on a 9.35 dial. Clem, who stopped around the 60 foot mark, got the win. In Jr. Dragster 2 it was Cathell facing Mark Benston of Delmar, Md. Cathell had a .006 reaction light and drove to her third win of the year with an 8.045/81.17 on a 7.94 dial. Benston ran an 8.718/78.78 on an 8.40 dial.

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With a little help from the team mascot, the Seaford High School field hockey team pushed it to the limit on Saturday morning to begin opening day of practices. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Over 400 high school field hockey players will be in Seaford on Saturday Twenty four high school field hockey teams from all over Delmarva will converge on Seaford High School on Saturday to compete in the sixth annual Seaford Play Day. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. at the Seaford High School athletic complex on Virginia Avenue. The day long event will feature 72 games on six adjacent fields all within walking distance. Each team will face six different opponents. Admission to the games is free to all

spectators and concessions will be available. This year’s event has a great showing of teams including: Delmarva Christian, Seaford, Sussex Tech, Delmar, Woodbridge, and Laurel. Play Day is hosted by the Seaford High School Field Hockey Boosters and all proceeds from this event are used to support Seaford field hockey. If you have any questions check out the event’s website: http://sfdhockeyplayday. blogspot.com.

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Woodbridge’s Holly Chisenhall lays down a bunt during the Woodbridge Junior League softball team’s game against Rhode Island.

The ball falls out of the reach of second baseman Brooke Evans who goes into shallow right field to try to make a play on a bloop single by a Southwest player during the Senior League Softball World Series championship. Photo by Mike McClure

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and moved to second on an error. Thaxton struck out the final batter to strand Dickerson at second. Southwest’s Rosa Bryant hit a bloop double to lead off the top of the third. Taylor struck out a pair and got a ground out to end the threat. Taylor sent Southwest down in order in the fourth and fifth innings. In the bottom of the fifth, Laurel got things going against relief pitcher Kara Anderson, who came on in the fourth. Christyana Davis hit a slap single up the middle with two away. Davis stole second, went to third on an error, and scored when Kelsey Oliphant walked and kept running to second for a delayed double steal. Brooke Evans reached first on an error, allowing Oliphant to score the go ahead run. Evans stole second and moved up on a passed ball but was left on third. Southwest came right back in the sixth inning as Caitlin Herbet hit a solo home run just out of the reach of center fielder Alexis Oliphant to knot the score at 1-1. Thaxton walked, Alex Privator singled, and Devin Mitchell walked to load the bases before Laurel manager Jeff Evans called on Logan Green to pitch. Montgomery popped up to short, but the ball fell to the ground and Payton was

able to score despite the fact that Davis picked the ball up and threw to catcher Kelsey Oliphant who tagged home. The home plate umpire was the only one of the six umpires to call an infield fly, meaning that the batter was out but there was no force play at home plate. Thaxton returned to the mound in the sixth inning with the 3-2 lead and sent Laurel down in order in the final two innings to help her team secure the win. “One run games are lost by the manager. Somewhere in there I had to find a run and I didn’t,” Evans said following the loss. “We weren’t clear on the infield fly, they didn’t hear it called.” Davis collected a pair of hits and Cahall had one hit as Laurel was held to just three hits in the game. Evans said he had no regrets about using Wheatley for seven innings in the semifinals. “There’s no tomorrow without today. I don’t regret it at all,” said Evans. “We pitched well enough to win.” As for his team, which became only the second District III team to reach the championship in the six years Roxana has hosted the World Series, Evans couldn’t be prouder. “They’re great girls. This is one of the greatest teams I’ve ever coached,” Evans said.

The Laurel fans ring their cowbells in support of the Senior League team during a World Series game last week. Photo by Mike McClure

Clarence Giles named as Laurel varsity football coach By Mike McClure

The Laurel School District named long time assistant coach and alumnus Clarence Giles as the head coach of the varsity football team. Giles replaces Ed Manlove, who recently resigned after coaching the team for the past seven years. “It’s a great feeling and very humbling at the same time,” said Giles, who was a member of the Bulldogs’ state championship team in 1991. “The community’s been very supportive of me.” Giles graduated from Laurel High School in 1993 and is also a graduate of Widener University and Wilmington University (masters). After college Giles came back to Laurel where he served as a guidance counselor and coach. He decided to come home and give back to the community that “allowed me to be successful personally and professionally.” “Being back home as a guidance counselor and coaching the past 13 years has been a great experience,” Giles said. Giles and his coaching staff held its first practice on Saturday and Giles told his players the news of his hiring. “The first day of practice went very

well Saturday,” said Giles. “I know them (the players) just as well as they know me.” Giles said he doesn’t expect any big changes with the team. He added that he and Manlove have a similar, laid back approach to coaching. Aside from Manlove, Laurel’s coaching staff will remain the same. “That’s what my wish was, to keep everything as close to the same as it was,” Giles said. Giles’ hiring as the head football coach comes after he was considered for the position the last time it was available. He will become the first African-American to serve as the Bulldogs’ head football coach. “This is really what I’ve been working for,” said Giles. “This time around I felt like it was the right fit.” Laurel advanced to the state championship last season where it fell to Milford. While the team lost a large number of seniors, Giles is looking for his team to succeed once again. “This is Laurel. Football’s big in Laurel. The goal’s always been to be successful,” Giles said. “We want to produce quality young men the same way as we have in the past.”

Laurel and Asia Pacific players pose for a picture following the Senior League Softball World Series closing ceremonies.


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Laurel tops Southwest, Asia Pacific to go undefeated in pool play By Mike McClure

District III first baseman Jenna Cahall looks to tag a runner out at first during her team’s 4-1 win over Latin America last Friday. Photo by Mike McClure

District III softball team tops Latin America, advances to championship By Mike McClure

The Laurel Senior League softball team advanced to the World Series championship with a 4-1 win over its rivals from Puerto Rico last Friday. The Delaware District III champs bunted, had timely hitting, and relied on ace pitcher Stephanie Wheatley to top the Latin American team for the first time in the two teams’ three year history. The top of the first inning resembled last year’s match-up between the two teams, with Latin America getting a number of questionable calls in its favor. Quetsy Colon singled off Wheatley’s leg and moved to second on a sac bunt by Marie Cruz Sanchez. Glorily Lozada fouled off a 3-1 pitch but was awarded first on an illegal pitch call by the first base umpire. Wheatley struck out a batter, but the runners moved up on a wild pitch before Diana Rivera hit a bloop single to shallow right field to knock in the first run of the game. Laurel knotted the score in the bottom of the inning as Kelsey Oliphant and Brooke Evans each singled. Cassidy Taylor singled in Oliphant but Cahall (fielder’s choice) was thrown out at the plate. Wheatley sent Latin America down in order in the second and third innings, and District III took the lead in the bottom of the third. Evans and Cahall singled, Alexis Oliphant put down a bunt single to load the bases, and Taylor hit a sacrifice fly to give Laurel the 2-1 lead. District III increased its lead in the bottom of the fifth as Evans walked and scored on a single by Alexis Oliphant (31). Cahall also singled and Wheatley was intentionally walked to load the bases with

one out before Latin America recorded the final outs of the inning. Latin America threatened in the sixth as Lozado singled, Magdaly Arroyo reached on a fielder’s choice, and Alexandra Berrios hit a two-out single. The runners moved up on passed ball before Wheatley got a strikeout to end the threat. Laurel scored one more run in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-1 advantage. Christyana Davis walked, Kelsey Oliphant reached on a fielder’s choice, and Cahall hit an RBI double. Wheatley induced a pair of ground outs in the top of the seventh before running into a little trouble. Colon was hit by a pitch and Cruz Sanchez reached first on an error before Cahall snared a pop up to end the game. Wheatley struck out seven in seven innings and allowed one run on five hits and two walks. Kelsey Oliphant went 2-4 with a run, Cahall had three hits including a double and drove in a run, Alexis Oliphant was 2-3 with an RBI, and birthday girl Cassidy Taylor went 2-3 with a pair of RBIs. Evans, who left Thursday’s game with an ankle injury, came back strong with a pair of hits and two runs. “It’s still pretty sore but I had to play the game,” said Evans. “We’ve wanted it (a berth in the finals) for so long and finally got it. We’ve wanted this team for so long and finally beat it.” Evans, who hit from the left side and slap hit the ball throughout the tournament, put pressure on the Latin American defense. “It put a lot of pressure on them. When they moved up I decided to hit it over their heads or into the gap where they weren’t,” Evans added.

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After opening the Senior League World Series with a narrow win over USA East, the District III champs from Laurel defeated USA Southwest, 4-2, and Asia Pacific, 10-0, on Thursday to end pool play with a 3-0 mark. Laurel was off last Monday and Tuesday before meeting Southwest on Wednesday night. Southwest took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth thanks to a single by Rosa Bryant and a sac fly by Caitlin Herbet. Laurel answered in the bottom of the inning when Brooke Evans walked and came home on a single by Alexis Oliphant. Oliphant was on base with two away and Stephanie Wheatley at the plate when the game was suspended due to lightning. Wheatley led off the continuation of Wednesday’s game with a two-run home run to give District III a 3-1 lead on Thursday afternoon. Southwest cut the deficit to one run on a double by Herbet and a Laurel error. Laurel scored an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth as Jenna Cahall singled and scored on a passed ball. District III held on to win the game, 4-2. Wheatley allowed one run on three hits and struck out two in four innings, Logan Green gave up one run on one hit and had a strikeout, and Cassidy Taylor allowed no runs and two hits in an inning of work. Wheatley drove in a pair and scored a run, Cahall and Alexis Oliphant each had a hit and a run, and Brooke Evans scored her team’s other run in the win. Laurel opened Thursday night’s game against Asia Pacific with a four run first inning. Brooke Evans drew a one out walk and stole second, but was injured on the play and had to leave the game. Cahall singled, Alexis Oliphant singled in pinch runner Whitney Toadvine, and Wheatley singled in a pair before coming home on a double by Mariah Dickerson. Wheatley hit a batter in the top of the second, giving Asia Pacific its only base

runner of the game. Laurel threatened again in the third inning, but could not add to its lead. Erin Johnson hit a one-out double, Yani Davis reached first on error and stole second, and Kelsey Oliphant reached first on fielder’s choice with Johnson getting caught in a rundown between third and home. A fly out ended the inning and the District III threat, but the host team put more runs on the board in the fifth. Cassidy Taylor took over on the mound for Wheatley in the top of the fifth and worked a 1-2-3 inning. In the bottom of the inning, Alexis Oliphant and Taylor each singled, Wheatley doubled in Oliphant, and Dickerson hit a sacrifice fly to the warning track in left field to plate Taylor (6-0). Laurel scored four more runs in the sixth inning to win the game, 10-0. Kelsey Oliphant and Courtney Evans hit one out singles, Cahall doubled in Oliphant, Taylor delivered two-run single, and Wheatley hit bloop single down the right field line to score Taylor. “The momentum (from winning the first two) kept us going and gave us confidence,” said Alexis Oliphant, who went 2-4 with a run and an RBI in the victory. “I think it (scoring early) gave us confidence that we would come out on top and we would win tonight,” Taylor added. Cahall batted 2-4 with a double, a run, and an RBI; Taylor went 2-3 with an RBI and two runs; and Wheatley collected three hits including a double and had a run and four RBIs. Wheatley struck out four in four innings and Taylor added one strikeouts in two innings as the duo combined to toss a no-hitter. “That (the fielding) relaxes me. I know if I don’t go out with my best game they’ll be there to back me up,” Taylor said. Laurel entered the semifinals as the top seed in its bracket. “It’s a relief to know we’re 3-0,” said Dickerson, who went 1-2 with a double, two RBIs, and a run.

Laurel catcher, Kelsey Oliphant holds her ground and attempts to make the tag in last Tuesday’s match up with Southeast in the Senior League World Series. Photo by Lynn Schofer


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Attention all Junior/Senior League age baseball players: Woodbridge Little League will be offering Fall Baseball for all boys, from any league, who played as a Junior or Senior League player this past season. Even if you are now 17, you are still eligible to play. Games will be played on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at the Woodbridge Little League field in Bridgeville. Each team will have two games per week. The season will run from approximately Sept. 12 through Oct. 18. Registration is $40 per child, $70 for two children and $95 for three or more children from the same household. All players will receive a jersey, hat and trophy to keep. Please call Jose Vazquez at (302)381-3572 or send e-mails to newagedjs@msn.com for more information or to register. Sponsors, coaches, umpires and other volunteers are needed.

Dave Davis, the pitcher for Seaford Fire Department Station 87, tosses the ball to the plate on Saturday at the 28th Annual Crozer Chester Softball tournament played at the Jays Nest in Seaford. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club holding Fall sports registration

The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club is holding registration for the following Fall sports: Bitty Soccer (ages 3-6)- The cost is $15 per player. Bitty soccer is designed for the 3-6 year olds to keep them active and learn the skills and rules of soccer. This is an introduction to soccer. The league will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays Sept. 9-30 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Bitty Flag Football (ages 3-6 )- The cost $10 per player. Bitty Football is for those siblings who are not old enough for league play. Players will learn the basics of football and play games. The league will take place Wednesdays and Fridays Oct. 7-30 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Seaford Pop Warner (ages 5-15)- Seaford Pop Warner has been going five years strong. This is a traveling team. Cheerleaders and football players will travel to compete with other local towns. For more info, call Rhonda at the club. Tumbling (ages 3-15)- Gymnastic coach C.F. Hastings III is instructing for ages 3-15. Space is limited to 10 per class with eight in the pre-school level. The cost is $7 per week with a month commitment. Pre-school ages must be able to leave their family member to participate. Sessions begin on Sept. 1. Times are as follows: Pre-school 4:45-5:30 p.m.; ages 7-9- 5:30-6:30 p.m.,; ages 10-15- 6:30-7:30 p.m. Indoor Soccer League (ages 5-18)- The cost is $25 for this co-ed indoor soccer league. Keep them moving this winter with this league. League will begin Nov. 9. For detailed info, please call Karen at 302-628-3789. U6 to U19 leagues are available. A membership fee of $15 is required for all sports held at the WSBGC. Times and dates of leagues are subject to change based on enrollment. All registration fees along with completed membership forms are due prior to league. Sneakers are required for all athletic events. If you have any questions, call Karen at 302-628-3789.

Eastern Shore Lady Cats to hold fast pitch softball tryouts The Eastern Shore Lady Cats will hold fast pitch softball tryouts on Sunday, Aug. 23 at the following times: 10U- noon-2 p.m., 14U and 16U- 2-4 p.m. All positions are open for tryouts, which will take place at the Mason-Dixon complex in Delmar, Md. Pitchers and catchers need to stay an extra half hour. Players should arrive 30 minutes prior to tryouts to register. For more information on tryouts or to schedule an individual tryout, call J.T. Wheatley at 443-614-1773 or e-mail jwheat14@comcast.net.

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Seaford Fire Department shortstop Ryan Patrone dives for a sharply hit ball in Saturday’s Crozer Chester Softball Tournament played at the Jays Nest in Seaford. Photo by Lynn Schofer STAR TEAM OF THE WEEK- Send your team photo to sports@mspublications. com to be a Star Team of the Week.

Delaware Wildcats 18U softball team to hold tryouts The Delaware Wildcats 18U travel softball team will hold tryouts on Sunday, Aug. 23. The tryouts will take place at Delaware Tech in Georgetown at 1 p.m. with signups at 12:30 p.m. Pitchers and catchers will have to stay 30 minutes longer. If you are unable to make it to tryouts call and schedule an appointment. Call Vic Williamson with any questions: 302-337-3371 or 302-559-4449 or e-mail penvic11@msn.com.

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Name of Property Owner: Diane Drayton Address: 720 Clarence Street (last known address), PO Box 1395, Seaford, DE 19973 The City of Seaford has issued the below said structure, to be demolished as per the Notification of Owner dated May 20, 2009 pursuant to Section 4-2329 of the City of Seaford Housing Code. The structure is found to be unsafe because it is all or part thereof found to be dangerous to life, health, property, or the safety of the public because it is dilapidated, lacks maintenance, is in disrepair, lacks sanitary and heating facilities, illumination, or other essential equipment. Description of structure: Tax Map and Parcel 431 5.00 341 227 N. North Street Seaford, DE 19973 Remedies: Such condemned structure shall not be reoccupied without completion of specific corrections of violations. Joshua E. Littleton Building Official 06 18 09 8/20/3tc

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On Saturday, 9/12/09 at 11:00 a.m., Peninsula Mini Storage, located at 40 S. Market St., Blades/Seaford, DE will hold a public auction pursuant to the State of Delaware Self-Storage Facility Act Title 25 Chapter 49. The following storage units will be sold or disposed of for Non-Payment of storage rent. Tenants name and last known address are listed below. Shari Beckett, Unit 127, Seaford, DE; Edward Sanders, Unit 248, Seaford, DE; Charles Webb, Unit 155, Seaford, DE; Candy Deshields, Unit 159 & 203, Seaford, DE. Call 629-5743 for details. Frank Passwaters, Storage Manager 8/13/2tc

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Estate of Bernard R. Reinhold, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Bermard R. Reinold who departed this life on the 25th day of June, A.D. 2009 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Susan Paradine on the 7th

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day of August, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 25th day of February, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Susan Paradine 89 W. 15th St. Bayonne, NJ 07002 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 8/20/3tc

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Estate of Sarah E. Salisbury, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Sarah E. Salisbury who departed this life on the 13th day of July, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Wendy E. Salisbury, Sherilyn S. Elliott on the 7th day of August, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executrices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executrices on or before the 13th day of March, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executrices: Wendy E. Salisbury 513 Oak Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Sherilyn S. Elliott 16051 Sycamore Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 8/20/3tc

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Estate of Samuel Bynum, Sr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Samuel Bynum, Sr. who departed this life on the 28th day of June, A.D. 2009 late of Delmar, DE were duly granted unto Barbara J. Bynum on the 29th day of July, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or before the 28th day of February, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Barbara J. Bynum 205 Bynum Lane

Delmar, DE 19940 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 8/13/3tc

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Estate of Lorretta F. Williams, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Lorretta F. Williams who departed this life on the 29th day of June, A.D. 2009 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Doris A. Baker on the 3rd day of August, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 28th day of February, A.D. 2010 or abide by the

law in this behalf.

Executrix: Doris A. Baker 28008 Dillards Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 8/13/3tc

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Estate of Irma Jean Hastings, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Irma Jean Hastings who departed this life on the 5th day of July, A.D. 2009 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Lee Hastings, Gary Hastings, Ricky J. Hastings, Joan G. Davis on the 22nd day of July, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the

deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 5th day of March, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Alton Lee Hastings 31435 Mount Pleasant Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Gary Hastings 32463 Bi State Blvd. Laurel, DE 19956 Ricky J. Hastings 11393 Taylor Mill Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Joan G. Davis 31179 Shady Acres Ln. Lot B18 Laurel, DE 19956 Attorney: Stephen P. Ellis, Esq. Elis & zabo LLP P.O. Box 574 Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 8/6/3tc

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MORNING STAR • AUGUST 20 - 26, 2009

Health Texas Roadhouse holds fundraiser

Texas Roadhouse in Seaford will donate 10% of the evening’s proceeds on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. to Autism Delaware. Funds raised will support the new Milford office. Guests can meet professional fisherman Mike DelVisco in town to participate in the GO FISH for Autism Delaware tournament on Saturday, Sept. 19, and one lucky guest will be chosen to fish the tournament with Delvisco, as part of the festivities. Guests may register to win a fishing prize package valued at more than $200. To participate, each guest must bring in an invitation which they can download from the Autism Delaware website (www. delautism.org), pick up at a participating Texas Roadhouse or mention Autism Delaware to the hostess as you’re being seated that night. The GO FISH for Autism Delaware tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at eight ponds throughout the state, including Trap Pond and Killen’s Pond in Sussex County.

Melinda Huffman wins award

Ms. Melinda Huffman, cancer screening nurse navigator for Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Care Center and Delaware Health and Social Services, was awarded the Soroptimist International of Seaford 2009 “Making a Difference for Women” award. The “Making a Difference for Women” award acHuffman knowledges women who are working to improve the lives of women and girls through their personal or professional activities. Their efforts help to promote the issues that are important to the Soroptimist organization. Honorees are women who have worked in extraordinary ways to benefit women and girls. The program begins on the club level with Huffman receiving an engraved plaque and $1,000 towards her charitable organization of choice, The American Cancer Society. Award winners at the club level are also eligible for additional awards at other levels of the organization with the finalist receiving a $5,000 donation to the charitable organization of her choice.

Prostate screenings offered

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Care Center staff at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will provide prostate screenings on Friday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first floor of the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center (located next to the hospital). There is a $5 screening fee and pre-registration is not required. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital encourages men over the age of 50 to take advantage of this service. Also men 40-years-old and at high risk of developing prostate cancer are also encouraged to participate. African-American men have a higher risk for developing prostate cancer, as are men

who have a family history of the disease. For more information, call Nanticoke Cancer Care Center at 302-629-6611, ext. 3765 or 2378.

Parental consent for tanning beds

Gov. Jack Markell has signed legislation that seeks to protect Delaware children from health risks associated with indoor tanning. The new law is known as “Michelle’s Law” in honor of Michelle Rigney, a 22-year-old college student who died in 2008 of skin cancer. Michelle’s mother, Sherrill Rigney, said she hopes the bill can save another family from the pain that her family has experienced. “Michelle dedicated her life to raising funds for research of melanoma,” Mrs. Rigney said. “If someone had come to us and said this is what melanoma can do, we never would have let our daughter tan.” Under the new law, adolescents under the age of 14 will not be able to use tanning salons, unless it’s medically necessary, and teens between 14 and 18 will have to have their parents or guardians sign a consent slip clearing them to use tanning beds. Under the bill, parental consent will have to be renewed annually. That form would be required to include the health risks associated with indoor tanning. The Department of Health and Social Services will be responsible for enforcing the new law. Twenty-nine states, including Maryland and New Jersey, have already enacted laws either banning or restricting teen access to tanning salons.

duPont Hospital holds raffle

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is holding a raffle for a HarleyDavidson motorcycle. The motorcycle, a Soft-Tail Fat Boy in Black Denim that includes a riding gear safety package, was donated by Concordville Nissan-Subaru. Tickets are $25 each or five for $100 and proceeds benefit the hospital. The drawing will take place in the hospital lobby on Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. For ticket information, contact Kate Handling at 302-651-4383 or khandlin@nemours.org.

Depression Support Group

There will be a free bimonthly Depression Support Group meeting in Laurel on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Any person who has signs and symptoms of depression and is under the care of a professional counselor/ MD is welcome to attend. To register, call Life Matters Counseling and Consulting at 302-465-6612.

‘Go Fish’ to benefit Autism Delaware

“Go Fish,” a bass fishing tournament to benefit Autism Delaware’s southern location, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19 at eight ponds throughout southern Delaware, and will be followed by a celebration at Milford’s Bicentennial Park. Anglers of all ages are welcome. Each team of two can register for $40 and will receive an information and fundraising packet. The general public is welcome to come to the celebration. Nominal fees will be charged to those not participating in the morning tournament. In addition to the tournament,

benefit nights are scheduled at the Seaford (Sept. 16), Bear (Sept. 17), and Camden (Sept. 18) locations of top Go Fish sponsor Texas Roadhouse. Pro bass fisherman Mike DelVisco will appear at each event as well from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and will fish in the tournament Saturday. There are only 160 slots for fishing. To register visit delautism.org or call 422-2255.

NMH holds diabetes classes

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, will hold a four-session diabetes educational program beginning Sept. 9 and continuing Sept. 16, 23, and 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the hospital. Registration for this class is required. The cost of the foursession program may be reimbursable by insurance. This four-session program includes weekly education sessions and individualized meal planning for diabetes selfmanagement. Our goal is to give you the self-management skills to control your diabetes. Family members/significant others are welcome to attend the weekly sessions. To register and obtain additional information regarding the course, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Education department at 629-6611, ext. 2446.

A Spaghetti Dinner on Aug. 22

An all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. for $8 (includes salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage.) Children under age 8 are free. The dinner will be held at Fraternal Order of Eagles, 107 Alexander

Ave., Salisbury, to benefit 11 year old Kara Adams of Delmar in her battle with cancer. Donations may be made at any Farmers Bank of Bank of Willards to the “Kara Adams Fund.” For more information contact: Carole Kauffman at 443-783-5112.

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screening

Residents living in and around the Blades community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. The Blades Town Hall-Hardin Hall will host Life Line Screening on Aug. 31. The site is located at 20 W. Fourth St. in Blades. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m. Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women. Packages start at $139. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877237-1287 or visit our website at www. lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required. Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the nation’s leading provider of preventive screenings.


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Hospital seeks nominations for annual Tribute Awards Nanticoke Memorial Hospital seeks nominations for its fourth annual Tributes For Healthcare Leadership Recognition Dinner, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 5, at Heritage Shores Clubhouse in Bridgeville. Awards will be presented in three categories: The Founders Award, The Leadership in Philanthropy Award and The Physicians Hall of Fame. The deadline for submission of nominees is Thursday, Aug. 20. The Founders Award will be presented to an individual who has made significant contributions in furthering the mission of

the hospital to improve the health status of our communities. This award will recognize a person who has contributed their time and talent to the hospital and community in a leadership role. Nominees will demonstrate a concern for the well-being of the citizens of our communities and have had an impact in the provision of healthcare services to the community. Current employees of Nanticoke Health Services and active medical staff are not eligible. The Leadership in Philanthropy Award

is presented to an individual or a group who has made support of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and community health a philanthropic priority in their lives. Through example and advocacy nominees will have inspired others to participate in the philanthropic activities of the hospital. The Physicians Hall of Fame will recognize physician(s) who have served Nanticoke Memorial and the community with distinction and selflessness. Nominees must be physicians who have retired from the Nanticoke Medical Staff or have served at least 10 years on the medical

staff. Nominees should demonstrate professionalism, service to the community and leadership at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Nominations may be made by calling 629-6611, ext. 2405; writing to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Corporate Development, 801 Middleford Road, Seaford, DE 19973; or sending an email to BrownT@ nanticoke.org. The name of the nominee should be accompanied by a few words about their qualifications or a personal anecdote.

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whose job is to bill insurance companies for services rendered. We have insurance companies with departments that pay the claims submitted by hospitals and doctors’ offices. All of these personnel add cost to the health care system. There are simpler ways to do things. An example is the Medical Savings Accounts that people have where they put aside money from each paycheck for medical claims and fill out a claim form to get expenses reimbursed from that account. When we pay a plumber or carpenter or electrician, we do not need insurance. Paying a physician in cash in the same manner could lessen the need for the physician to hire billing personnel, which could result in less expensive medical services. We would need to make it easy for patients to file a claim with their insurance company to get reimbursed for their out of pocket expense. As we look at changing the health care system, we need to ask serious questions such as whether a 70-year-old insurance system still makes the most sense today.

The people who invest money in for-profit insurance companies will agree that it does.

However, times have changed and our approach needs to change as well.

It is time for a change in the United States health care system We have been using health insurance to pay for doctor visits for about 70 years. Blue Cross and Blue Shield both began at that time. The idea was to have people pay money to the company who would then pay their medical bills from that pool of money. The logic was that the people who had good health would not need the money while those in poor health could use it. This would average costs and keep costs low for people who got sick. That changed with World War II. Maximum wages were set by the Federal government but health care benefits were not. Thus employers were able to pay for their employees’ health insurance since they could not give them higher wages. After the war, the wage freeze ended. However, companies continued paying health benefits because it was expected. Now we have human resource people in big companies whose job is working on employee health benefits. We have billing people in hospitals and doctor’s offices

Study shows that cancer screening rates are rising Sustained efforts to increase colorectal cancer screening have allowed Delaware to surpass the nation in screening rates for the disease, according to 2008 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data. While nationwide, 62 percent of adults age 50 and over report ever having a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, 74 percent of Delawareans report having the tests. Under the leadership and guidance of the Delaware Cancer Consortium, the Division of Public Health and other partners in the fight against cancer have made great strides to lessen the cancer burden. Screening prevalence increased significantly in all three counties from 2002 to 2008, an indication of public understanding of the importance of colorectal cancer screening in Delaware. In Sussex County, in 2002, the screening rate was 54 percent. In 2008, the rate was 74, an increase of 20 percentage points. Seventy-two percent of residents who

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Education

Kids learn about bicycle safety

Students watch as Mike Love, University of Delaware extension agent, adjusts Giuseppe Tiano’s bicycle seat during a bike safety rodeo at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. From left are Kathryn Van Pelt, Gabriel Janis, Giuseppe Tiano, Mike Love, Robert Van Pelt, Ryan Hicks and Victoria Davis.

GMS hires administrator

The Greenwood Mennonite School board announces the hiring of Duane Miller as school administrator. A 1980 graduate of Greenwood Mennonite School, Miller is familiar with the Miller mission and history of the school. He is the first GMS graduate to serve in this position. He holds a bachelor of science degree in math education from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in education from Wilmington College. Miller comes to GMS after teaching for 19 years at Milford High School. Miller and his wife Teresa reside near Milford with their five children.

Guitar, keyboard courses

Discover how to play guitar and keyboard or improve your skills by participating in new courses at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Students without experience can learn how to play in Introduction to Keyboard from 6-7 p.m. or Introduction to Guitar Basics from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 9. Intermediate to advanced musicians will improve their skills and receive feedback from other musicians in Keyboard Workshop from 6-7 p.m. or Guitar Workshop from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 8. Instructor Mike McAnally is a Philadelphia trained musician who holds a bachelor’s degree from Combs College of Music; he also studied jazz composition with the legendary Dennis Sandole.

For more information or to sign up, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate & Community Programs at 302-854-6966.

Youth activities at Del Tech

Youth can have fun, learn and stay fit by participating in activities and courses offered in September at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Children of all ages can have fun and make new friends in specialized fitness activities. Horseback riding is offered for beginners’ ages 8 to 14 at Singletree Stables in Seaford; children will learn the basics of safety, stable management and equestrian skills beginning Saturday, Sept. 5. Sports in a non-competitive environment will be introduced in Little Sportsters for ages 3 to 5 on Saturday, Sept. 12. Children ages 6 to 10 can explore movement through ballet or ages 6 to 11 can gain knowledge of basic tumbling skills, beginning Sept. 12. Learn basic karate movements, improve coordination and concentration in six-session karate classes beginning Saturday, Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. for ages 7-12 and 10 a.m. for ages 13 and older. Children can choose between two interactive Day of Discovery camps offered on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Artistically-inclined students, ages 9-11, will enjoy creating and designing their own movie by creating a background, choosing their characters and more in Computer Animation and Design. Hands-on exploration will delight future scientists, ages 6-11, in Science Mysteries. Activities include collecting water samples and examining plants and organisms under a microscope; students will then discuss how they can have a positive effect on our ponds, streams and oceans. For more information contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate & Community Programs at 302-854-6966.

A bike safety rodeo was held for children enrolled in the week-long Amazing Human Body camp at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Mike Love, a University of Delaware extension agent, taught the 5 to 12-yearolds the essentials of bike safety. Children were taught to check air pressure, make sure they know where the brakes are and how to use them, and to check the chain before every bike ride. Students also learned the importance of using a helmet, how it protects your head and brain during an accident; in camp the day before they learned the functions of the brain. “You don’t want to take the chance of not having a helmet on if you have a bad accident,” said Love. Love advised the children to make sure their helmet fits snug on their head, not to wear hats or vi-

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sors under helmets, and to make sure the straps are adjusted correctly. Students practiced turns, learned traffic safety tips such as signaling before turning, and rode around campus. “If you are turning left, stick out your left hand and if you are turning right, stick out your right hand,” explained Gabriel Janis, 9, of Dagsboro. Even though summer camps have ended, there are many other activities offered throughout the year at Delaware Tech, including sports activities, like karate, ballet and tumbling. Upcoming “Days of Discovery,” one-day courses on Saturdays, include computer animation and science mysteries. For more information about activities and courses for youth, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate & Community Programs at 302-854-6966.

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Sussex Tech High senior awards total $3.8 million Dozens of Sussex Technical High School students received senior academic awards during a ceremony held June 2. The Class of 2009 accumulated $3.8 million worth of awards and scholarships. Local recipients include the following: Ashley Adams, Seaford – National Honor Society, Secretary of Education Scholar, President’s Education Gold Certificate, Computer Information & Business Systems Outstanding Senior, Valedictorian Sara Adams, Seaford – National Honor Society, President’s Education Silver Certificate, Health Pro Pin, Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences Foundation Board Award, U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete, WGMD Scholarship Nominee Nicholas Alberti, Delmar – President’s Education Silver Certificate Jenna Allen, Laurel – Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, Laurel Alumni Association Scholarship, Laurel Lioness Club-Jewell Hickman Scholarship, Charity Lodge #27 Independent Order of Odd Fellows Scholarship Ben Anderson, Laurel – Auto/ Diesel Co-Outstanding Senior, Auto Cluster Award Courtney Bailey, Laurel – President’s Education Gold Certificate, Co-English Award, George E. Gordy Scholarship, Child Ed Outstanding Senior Ashley Bice, Seaford – National Honor Society, President’s Education Gold Certificate, Otis P. Carmine Memorial Award Finalist Kariane Christophel, Laurel – President’s Education Silver Certificate, Athletic Health Care Outstanding Senior, Sussex Tech Foundation Award, Otis P. Carmine Memorial Award Finalist Sara Cramer, Seaford – President’s Education Silver Certificate Joshua Dill, Seaford – Electronics Outstanding Senior Mark Farrow, Seaford – Car-

pentry Outstanding Senior Tyler Faulkner, Bridgeville – Kyle Holland Memorial Scholarship Heather Fuller, Greenwood – National Honor Society, Horatio Alger Scholarship, President’s Education Gold Certificate, Delaware Police Chiefs’ Foundation Scholarship, Otis P. Carmine Memorial Award Finalist Corey Green, Greenwood – Cosmetology Outstanding Senior Orlando Grice, Seaford – American Legion Post #28 Award Tamara Hanley, Greenwood – National Honor Society, President’s Education Gold Certificate Seth Hastings, Seaford – U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Dustin Hitchens, Laurel – President’s Education Silver Certificate Allison Holloway, Greenwood – President’s Education Silver Certificate Amber Johnson, Bridgeville – Health Pro Pin Brittnae Johnson, Seaford – National Honor Society, President’s Education Gold Certificate Lauren Joseph, Laurel – Health Pro Pin Natalie Justice, Seaford – Delaware Army National Guard Team Player Award Tyler Justice, Seaford – National Honor Society, Secretary of Education Scholar, Michael C. Ferguson Scholarship, President’s Education Gold Certificate, Communication & Information Cluster Award, Principal’s Leadership Award, Salutatorian, WGMD Scholarship Nominee Evan Lee, Bridgeville – President’s Education Silver Certificate Robert Lehman, Seaford – National Honor Society, President’s Education Silver Certificate Chris Littleton, Delmar – Michael C. Ferguson Scholarship Emmalee Mancuso, Seaford – Health Pro Pin Rebecca McMillin, Seaford – National Honor Society, Health

The “Gee…You Will Project,” a formalwear lending library and mentoring project serving mostly women and girls in Kent and Sussex Counties, in cooperation with First State Community Action Agency, Inc. (FSCAA) is accepting applications for the “Stephany A. Foster Memorial Scholarship.” Applications, which will be accepted until Tuesday, Sept. 1, are available by e-mailing GUWillProject@yahoo.com or calling 302-242-0032. The Gee…You Will Project is dedicated to Gale Ullmer (G.U.) Will, formerly of Lewes. When Will died in 2000 of leukemia, her husband sent

her formal gowns to two friends who helped found the project in 2003. Beginning with about 10 gowns, the project now maintains an inventory of more than 250 gowns, lending more than 125 of them last year. The project began a memorial scholarship in 2007 after the death of project partner, Stephany A. Foster. Foster, a Kent County native, was killed in 2006 in an automobile accident. She is survived by her husband Jerome and two children, of Milford. For more information, contact Rosemary Joseph-Kappel at 302-242-0032 or e-mail GUWillProject@yahoo.com.

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Pro Pin, President’s Education Silver Certificate, American Association of University Women Scholarship Rachael Messick, Laurel – Health Pro Pin Kasey Moore, Seaford – President’s Education Gold Certificate Keleigh Moore, Laurel – National Honor Society, Health Pro Pin, President’s Education Gold Certificate Casey Mullen, Laurel – Michael C. Ferguson Scholarship, Health Pro Pin, History Award Chelsea Nichols, Bridgeville – President’s Education Silver Certificate Brandon Norman, Seaford – President’s Education Silver Certificate Melina Pineyro, Bridgeville – Health Pro Pin Herbert Quick, Seaford – President’s Education Silver Certificate Nathan Rider, Bridgeville – National Honor Society, President’s Education Gold Certificate, Soroptomist International of Seaford Scholarship, George B. McGorman Foundation Scholarship, Dublin Hill 4-H Club

Award, Bridgeville Kiwanis Club Scholarship, Military Order of the Purple Heart Award Caitlyn Rifenburg, Greenwood – President’s Education Silver Certificate Keena Rollins, Seaford – Kim Johnson Memorial Award, Health Pro Pin Trey Smith, Seaford – President’s Education Silver Certificate Rachael Springer, Laurel – Health Pro Pin, Laurel Alumni Association Scholarship Amanda Sturgis, Greenwood – Gerald Esposito Scholarship (Div. of Water Resources, DNREC) Alex Thomas, Seaford – Zane Robinson Memorial Award, Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Caroline Thompson, Seaford – Alyssa Youse Memorial Scholarship Jenna Tice, Seaford – Health Pro Pin Taylor Tingle, Seaford – Michael C. Ferguson Scholarship, President’s Education Silver Certificate, Student Activities-Student Body Award Taryn Townsend, Delmar – President’s Education Silver

Award Bradley Wharton, Laurel – Environmental Outstanding Student, FFA Star Senior Award Brittany Wheatley, Laurel – Michael C. Ferguson Scholarship, President’s Education Silver Certificate Brandon Wilkins, Laurel – President’s Education Silver Certificate, Laurel American Legion Post #19 Scholarship Melissa Willey, Seaford – National Honor Society, Michael C. Ferguson Scholarship, President’s Education Gold Certificate, Don and Ann Ward Charitable Foundation Scholarship, Digital Publishing Outstanding Senior, Sussex Tech Foundation Scholarship, Otis P. Carmine Memorial Award Finalist Skylar Willey, Bridgeville – President’s Education Gold Certificate Justin Worster, Laurel – Horatio Alger Scholarship, President’s Education Gold Certificate, Spanish Award


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If you don’t tell, maybe it didn’t really happen He moved across the kitchen table with grace; silence and stealth. ony indsor I was the only person who saw him make his way toward the freshly baked sweet potato pies. Once It was Americana at its standing directly over the pies he finest. How could I ruin suddenly leaned down and licked his velvet tongue across each of this picturesque moment the three pies, one at a time. I sat motionless staring into the with news that the cat kitchen as our big orange tomcat had licked the pies. licked each of the three pies as if he was marking his territory. None of the family who was visiting our myself. As Dad passed out the pie he had home for the holidays was aware that sliced I gave it one more consideration the cat had molested the pies in such a and then went back to watching televifashion. Dinner time came and went and sion, distracted at times from the joviality when every one sat down for desert, I had of the family dinner taking place in the the obligation to tell them what I had wit- next room. Never did I hear anyone renessed. There was Uncle Oscar and Aunt mark that the pies had any added flavor, Evelyn laughing and joking with Uncle or even that they were anything less than Coulbourn and Aunt Stella. Mom was the my mother’s traditionally grand offerings. usual jovial, helpful hostess, serving up However, my father, Uncle Oscar, Unfresh tea as Dad began to slice the pie. cle Coulbourn and Aunt Stella have since It was a scene out of a Norman Rockdied. I hope there is no correlation. well painting. It was Americana at its The sad thing is, the cat licking the pie finest. How could I ruin this picturesque was not the only time that I recall hidmoment with news that the cat had licked ing the truth when it came to nutritional the pies. I had a small window of ophealth hazards. There was the family portunity to make my decision. I looked get together that necessitated my being down at the floor and the cat had one leg sent across the street to Archie Tyler’s lifted and was giving himself a bath. “My store for some luncheon meats. Archie’s gawd, there is no way I can let them eat store was the equivalent to today’s Royal the pies that the cat licked,” I thought to

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shoved the meat into the white paper and frantically retied the string. I went into the house and plopped the lunch meat down on the kitchen table and retreated to my bedroom. As far as I know everyone had sandwiches and reveled in joy unrivaled by recent family reunions. As best I can tell, though the aforementioned individuals have since died, there were no casualties from the dirty lunch meat. So, I suppose there may be some merit to the age-old phrase, “What you don’t know, won’t hurt you.” On a personal note: I would like to take this opportunity to wish my good friend and colleague Pat Murphy a wonderful retirement! Although, knowing Pat, “retirement” may not be quite the appropriate word. Pat is a “people person” and as such, you can bet he will still be found out and about, talking and joking with his many friends in and around Laurel. Pat has always been a loyal and passionate friend for the town of Laurel and its people, that I am sure will not change. He will continue to be a watchdog and sounding board, helping the newspaper to be aware of the important things happening in the town of Laurel. I only hope for his beautiful wife, Kay’s sake, he will give a little consideration to embracing the finer points of retirement! You are a good friend, Pat Murphy, all the best to you!

Of the four, summer is the sneakiest season It tiptoes around shed corners, cheering weeds on to grand heights in places where weeds have been ynn arks told numerous times they don’t belong. At night, when no one is Somehow, just when watching, it eggs on the grass so that suddenly, the yard desperately I am getting used to the needs cut on the very day I can’t calendar saying June, it is cut it. Quietly, it accelerates everytime to flip it to August. thing, so the floors get dusty more quickly, the kitchen sticky more What happened to July? often and the front porch in need of a sweeping about every hour. Nowhere is the race of one day trying Flowers bloom and fade before I can fully enjoy them and summer squashes to outdo the previous more obvious than in my kitchen. In one large bowl are seven sprout and grow to bursting before I can enormous zucchini that snuck up to full pick them. maturity when I wasn’t looking. With their But summer is at its sneakiest in the way it manages time. Somehow, just when relatives, I have already made and frozen 10 loaves of zucchini bread – about all we I am getting used to the calendar saying will need for the next decade. I guess these June, it is time to flip it to August. What remaining squash are doomed for the comhappened to July? post heap. The wise tell us that time flies when In a large plastic bucket are dozens of you’re having fun. Frogs tell us that time’s apples that my husband and I picked up fun when you’re having flies. I would like to add my own proverb: Time moves at the from under a backyard tree. I could make applesauce and freeze it. But my freezer is speed of light when it’s summer. already filled with zucchini bread.

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to make even the simplest lunch. I offered him zucchini bread, with sliced peaches and apples on top. When he refused that, I rummaged around and found a jar of pickled eggs. He settled on a soda. Summer had struck again. But I don’t have to worry about it for long. In the way of all summers, this one is sneaking by me, tiptoeing across the calendar to turn leaves that early-fall olive green and to give crickets their voice. Soon, it will be fall and time will slow to its everyday plod. I have hope that someday, I will grab hold of summer and force it into the open. Overgrown weeds and zucchini will be things of the past, the porch will need to be swept just once a week. I will be able to keep our larder properly stocked. And most importantly, the summer that I capture will be made to fulfill its promises, made so freely in April, of long days at the beach, afternoons spent reading, lazy days with people I love, peach tarts and unending supplies of marshmallow fluff. After all these years of teasing, it owes us nothing less.

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Delightful film pays tribute to the late Julia Child The Practical Gourmet

Concert membership drive

The Russian Seasons Dance Company will perform on Nov. 13 in Seaford.

Prices are $50 for adults; $110 for families; and $15 for students. This price is for the entire series of concerts. All performances are held at the Seaford High School auditorium with free parking. For more information, visit www.Seafordconcerts.org.

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The Seaford Community Concert Association will continue its membership drive through Saturday, Aug. 29. If you are a current subscriber, you should get your membership form in the mail. If you did not receive a form in the mail and are interested in becoming a member, call 629-6184 for more information. Tickets can not be purchased at the door for single performances. You must obtain the membership and then you can attend all or any of the programs. Performances begin on Wednesday, Sept. 16 with Daniel Rodriguez, former NYC policeman and featured singer at 9-11-01 events. He has performed around the world including the 2002 Winter Olympics and other sporting events. Other performances include: Nov. 13 - the Russian Seasons Dance Company, a 20 member troupe performing a breathtaking dance program; Jan. 25, 2010 - Rudolf Budginas, a pianist giving classical music a broader audience appeal; Feb. 24 - the Hunt Family Fiddlers, a thoroughly entertaining fiddling and Irish dancing group; and April 29 - the Canadian Tenors, presenting a mix of classical to world pop.

Sauté the patties for 2 to 3 minutes or more on each side, depending on whether you like your hamburgers rare, medium or well done. Arrange the hamburgers on a serving platter and keep warm for a moment while finishing the sauce. Pour the fat out of the skillet. Add the liquid and boil it down rapidly, scraping up the coagulated pan juices, until it has reduced almost to a syrup. Turn off the heat, swirl the butter by half-tablespoons into the sauce until it is absorbed. Pour the sauce over the hamburgers and serve.

A tasty variation: After sautéing the patties and before adding the liquid, remove the patties from the pan. Add about 8 ounces of quartered button mushrooms and cook until they release their juices. Add one or two minced shallots and continue to cook until the shallots are golden. Remove the mushroom mixture from the pan and add it to the burgers. I like to put the burgers back into the pan with all the sauce, mushroom, etc. and simmer, turning occasionally for about 1/2 hour allowing the sauce to permeate the meat. Serve with hot buttered noodles and a green vegetable. Perfection!

Phillips Crab Feast benefits Teen Challenge

Western Sussex County leaders are teaming up to host the 14th Annual Friends of Vance Phillips Crab Feast and Watermelon Extravaganza in support of Delaware Teen Challenge. This year’s event will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at Cypress Point in Trap Pond State Park. Hosts are Marlene Elliott Brown, state Senator Bob Venables, state Representative Danny Short, state Representative Biff Lee, County Councilman Sam Wilson, County Councilman Mike Vincent, Seaford Mayor Ed Butler, Dale Dukes, Joe Conaway and John Hollis. The All-U-Can-Eat event will feature hard shell crabs, local sweet corn, a full buffet by Jimmy’s Grill, games and a moon bounce for the kids, live gospel bluegrass music by Gold Heart and much more. Tickets are $30, with children under

12 free with an accompanying adult and everyone receives a free watermelon to take home. All proceeds will benefit Delaware Teen Challenge and their Seaford facility. Teen Challenge is a ministry with a 50-year history of proven success. Teen Challenge can be found in most major cities around the world. Its residential facility helps people deal with life controlling issues. Said Pastor Tim Dukes of Laurel, a long-time supporter of the program, “We are privileged to have such a ministry now in our community. Lives are being changed everyday through its biblically based program.” To make your reservations, call 302-228-5171 or send your contribution to Delaware Teen Challenge, c/o Crab Feast, P.O. Box 1271, Seaford, DE 19973.

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Police Journal Youth killed riding bicycle

Delaware State Police are investigating a crash that claimed the life of an 11-yearold Georgetown boy. The crash happened on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 12:40 p.m., when Trevor Kuntzi, 11, was riding his bicycle east on a private drive known as Bass Road. Kuntzi entered Wilson Hill Road and crossed the road from west to east when he entered the northbound lanes of Wilson Hill Road. Kuntzi was struck by a 2008 Ford F350 pickup truck operated by Charles Quillen, 44, of Georgetown. Kuntzi, who was not wearing a safety helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of blunt force trauma he received during the crash. Quillen was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for contusions and lacerations to the left side of his body. He was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The investigation is still on going; however, troopers do not expect to file any charges against Quillen.

Search for missing person

Investigators have been unsuccessful at locating Lisa K. Mumford, 44, of Felton who has been missing since May 10. Because of the length of time since Lisa’s last sighting, there is concern that foul play could be involved in her disapMumford pearance. Anyone with information concerning her whereabouts is asked to contact the State Police at Troop 3 at 302-697-4454, ext. 317. Tips can be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP3333.

Senior abuse case

The Delaware Department of Justice has announced that Vanessa TurpinBrown, 44, was sentenced on Friday, Aug. 7, in New Castle County Superior Court on two felony charges of exploitation of an infirm adult. Superior Court Judge M. Jane Brady sentenced Turpin-Brown to 18 months in prison, followed by one year of intensive probation. The Court also ordered the defendant to make restitution to the victim’s estate and a family member in the amount of $22,200.89. Turpin-Brown pled guilty on May 18. From April through Dec. 2007, TurpinBrown illegally or improperly used the financial resources of Floree Blair, an 84-year-old infirm woman who had been residing in Brooklyn, N.Y. until the defendant brought her to the Smyrna area in March 2007. These resources included the victim’s social security checks, an annuity account, a prepaid burial policy and bank accounts. During the time that the victim was under the care of Turpin-Brown, all of her financial resources were depleted with no

evidence that any of these resources were used to pay for the care of the victim. The victim died on Nov. 25, 2007. This conviction was Turpin-Brown’s second offense for financial exploitation of an infirm adult. Her previous conviction, in July 2006, involved the exploitation of an 89-year-old infirm woman who was a resident of Forwood Manor in North Wilmington at the time of the offense. The case was prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General James V. Apostolico and investigated by Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Special Investigator Dale Hall.

Theft from tour bus

On Aug. 9 at 12:45 a.m. members of the Laurel Police Department responded to the House Bar in Laurel for a report of a theft. Someone broke into Tantric’s tour bus (Tantric was playing at the House Bar with local band Demolition Faction) while they were playing on stage. The suspect(s) removed several items which belonged to the band and were valued at over $13,000. Officers have developed two possible suspects - a white male that goes by the name Ottis. Ottis told band members that he was there promoting a Dover based company, Studio 1443. It was later learned that he has no connection to that company. The second suspect was seen with Ottis and was described as a white male with long greasy blonde hair. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Derrick Calloway at the Laurel Police Department at 302-875-2244 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP3333.

Man arrested for alleged rape

A 17-year-old female reported an alleged rape to the Seaford Police Department. The Seaford Police Criminal Investigation Division responded to investigate the incident, which occurred on June 25 at a residence in the 600 block of Willey Street in Seaford. The defendant, Andrew Lamberton, 23, of Seaford, allegedly made the victim perform sexual acts on him and he performed sexual acts on the victim without her consent. Lamberton was taken into custody at his residence on Aug. 13. He was transported to the Seaford Police Department for processing and later arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #4 in Seaford. Lamberton posted a $26,250 secured bond.

Indecent exposure charge

State Police have arrested Vernon H. Holloway, 24, of Seaford, for exposing himself to a 17-year-old victim. Troopers arrested Holloway on Thursday, Aug. 13 after they tracked him to his Seaford home. The investigation started on July 30 Holloway when the father of a 17-year-old boy reported Holloway had

stopped his car and got out with no clothing. The victim reported Holloway exposed his genitalia as the 17-year-old boy was jogging. The victim was first made aware of Holloway on July 28 when the victim was out jogging in the morning at 6 a.m. Holloway was driving and allegedly pulled over and watched the victim run by. On July 29, again at 6 a.m., Holloway drove by the victim and then pulled over. Holloway allegedly exited his vehicle without any clothing on and exposed his genitalia to the victim as he ran by. On July 30 at 6 a.m., Holloway drove by the victim again. When the victim saw Holloway, he called his father who was able to obtain a tag number after chasing Holloway’s vehicle but was unable to stop it. Holloway was charged with indecent exposure, lewdness and disorderly conduct. He was arraigned and released on $2,000 bail. Holloway was operating a white Ford Fusion with a Maryland temporary tag, 01855J. Anyone with similar incidents involving this vehicle is asked to contact the State Police at Troop 4 at 302-856-5806, ext. 255.

Narcotics arrests

Delaware State Police, DEA Dover Task Force, Dover Police Department, Milford Police Department, Georgetown Police Department, Probation and Parole and Dewey Beach Police Department have concluded a seven month investigation that resulted in the arrest of seven individuals for narcotics racketeering and related drug charges after several raids were conducted. Six suspects are still wanted. On Thursday, Aug. 13, police executed seven search warrants in the Lewes, Milton and Milford areas of Sussex County in connection with the investigation. Devaughn Ayers, 26, was implicated as a main supplier of cocaine and crack cocaine in the Lewes/Pinetown area. Ayers used a residence located at 30093 Pinetown Road and 17716 Cone Lane in the Lewes area. Ayers and several co-conspirators were responsible for the distribution of over 1 kilogram of cocaine. Ayers was found in possession of 100.5 grams of crack cocaine and paraphernalia. A search warrant executed at Cone Lane resulted in the seizure of several handguns and a shotgun and additional paraphernalia. Most of the items were in a BMW parked in the residence which was maintained by Ayers. He was arrested for organized crime and racketeering, seven counts of trafficking cocaine, possession with the intent to deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle, 14 counts of second degree conspiracy, nine counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, five counts of delivery of cocaine, eight counts of second degree criminal solicitation, and four counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited and receiving a stolen firearm. He was committed to the Department of Correction in default of $631,500 cash bond. A subsequent warrant was executed at the home of Anthony and Steven Francis located at 30213 Regetta Bay Blvd., Heron Bay, Lewes. As a result of the search, police recovered 233 grams of marijuana.

Anthony Francis, 25, was charged with organized crime and racketeering, two counts of second degree conspiracy, two counts of second degree criminal solicitation, possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling, tampering with physical evidence, two counts of possession of paraphernalia and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was committed to the Department of Correction in default of $3,500 bail. Steven Francis, 27, was charged with maintaining a dwelling, second degree conspiracy, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was released on $3,500 bail. A search warrant executed at Wayne Wyatt’s residence, 28468 West Springside Drive, Harbeson resulted in Wyatt’s arrest. He was charged with organized crime and racketeering and three counts of second degree conspiracy. Wyatt, 49, was committed to the Department of Correction in default of $36,000 bail. A warrant executed at the home of Michael Brewer and Mary McNeill located at 509 Burton Village, Rehoboth Beach resulted in the seizure of 41.7 grams of crack cocaine and paraphernalia. McNeill, 36, was taken into custody and charged with trafficking cocaine, possession with the intent to deliver cocaine, maintaining a dwelling, second degree conspiracy, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a child. He was committed on $87,500 bail. Brewer was not present at the time of the raid. Brewer is wanted by the state police for trafficking cocaine, possession with the intent to deliver cocaine, maintaining a dwelling, second degree conspiracy and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a child. Milford Police executed a search warrant at the home of James Eley, located at 412 Bridgeham Ave., Milford. Eley, 24, was charged with organized crime and racketeering and three counts of second degree conspiracy. Eley was committed on a no cash bond. Zelda Sheppard, 40, of Milton, was arrested on Pinetown Road during the raid for possession of 21 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. She was arrested for possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Troopers are looking for the following subjects who are wanted for racketeering and drug charges: Russell Ayers, 23, Lewes; Michael Brewer, 31, Burton Village, Rehoboth; Terrance Johnson, 28, Lewes; Stephen White, 26, Lincoln; Lawrence Micclhe, 35, Dagsboro; and Jacob Svenson, 27, Dagsboro.

Pit bull stabbed

On Aug. 14 at 7:32 p.m., Seaford officers were sent to an address in the 500 block of Willey Street in reference to a domestic dispute. The defendant, Mark L. Jones, 50, of Seaford, and victim #1, a 51-year-old female of Seaford, became involved in an argument which led to the kitchen area


MORNING STAR • AuGuST 20 - 26, 2009 where Jones produced a knife. As Jones moved toward victim #1, the family’s pit bull attacked Jones biting him on the arm. Jones allegedly stabbed the dog in the chest at which time other people in the residence attempted to restrain him. As a result, victim #2, a 21-year-old female of Seaford, received a laceration to her finger from the knife. Jones was arrested and charged with second degree assault, possession of a weapon during commission of felony, aggravated menacing, possession of weapon by person prohibited, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct. Jones was taken to Justice of the Peace Court #4 where he was committed to the Department of Correction in lieu of $46,000 secured bond pending a court appearance at a later date. The pit bull was taken to 4 Paws Animal hospital by family friends for treat-

ment of the stab wound. The SPCA was notified for further investigation into animal cruelty.

Harassment suspect

Capitol Police, with the assistance of Probation and Parole officers, arrested Jeremiah Sewell, 28, of Seaford. After investigating an incident that occurred at the Division of Motor Vehicles in Georgetown, arrest warrants were obtained for Sewell for sexual harassment, offensive touching and loitering. Sewell was taken into custody on charges stemming from the DMV incident as well as Probation and Parole violations. He was arraigned and incarcerated in Sussex Correctional Institution in default of secured bond.

Charged with burglary

On Aug. 15 at 12:14 a.m. Seaford officers were called to the 200 block of Arch Street for a burglary to a residence that had

Enhanced sex offender website includes neighborhood mapping

The Delaware Department of Justice and Delaware State Police has unveiled Delaware’s enhanced sex offender website and announced a newly-expanded registration effort. The website changes were developed through a collaborative effort among the Attorney General’s office, Delaware State Police, Delaware Child Predator Task Force, Department of Technology and Information, and Delaware Justice Information System. “Our enhanced registry and the closing of a loophole in the registration requirements give Delawareans more information to protect themselves and their loved ones,” stated Richard S. Gebelein, chief deputy attorney general. The agencies worked together to provide the public with new searchable criteria on the State’s Sex Offender Registry website at http://desexoffender.dsp. delaware.gov. These enhancements include: offender vehicle registration search; offender e-mail search; a “real time” wanted sex offender page; and neighborhood mapping capability that provides visual aids to determine proximity to offenders. The agencies also announced a new initiative to require sex offenders who were convicted before the 1994 enactment of Delaware’s sex offender registry law to

be placed on the State Sex Offender Registry. Over 900 sex offenders have been identified as potential Delaware residents that will now be required to register as sex offenders. These individuals will be contacted by Delaware State Police to initiate their registration. As a result of these enhancements and the enactment of Senate Bill 185, Delaware is now closer to 100% compliance with the federal “Adam Walsh” Act. The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, enacted in 2006, is designed to align sex offender registry standards nationwide. For more information, contact Sergeant Walter Newton, Delaware State Police at 302-841-2553.

Jury commissioners are eliminated

Governor Jack Markell recently signed legislation that eliminates jury commissioners from the state’s court system. Cutting these six positions will save the state $15,000 per year in payroll expenses. Jury commissioners used to be responsible for insuring that a random and fair cross-section of Delawareans was called for jury service. However, this work is now done by a computerized process handled by staff in Superior Court. The Court’s computerized process is designed to insure that jury pools are randomly selected and reflect Delaware’s population.

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just occurred. Officers located the defendant, Maurice Handy, 20, of Seaford, and a foot chase ensued encompassing several streets. Handy was apprehended and charged with second degree burglary, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, drunk on highway and underage consumption of alcohol. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #3 where he was committed to the Department of Corrections pending a preliminary hearing at a later date.

Injured during fight

On Aug. 14 at 1:15 a.m., Seaford Police officers responded to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for a subject in the Emergency Room reporting injuries to his facial area as the result of an altercation. Officers learned that the victim, a 36-year-old man from Lewes, was in a vehicle in Grotto’s parking lot in Seaford talking to an individual. The defendant,

William Banning, 36, of Seaford, approached the passenger’s side of the vehicle, opened the door and cut the victim in the face with an unknown object. A fight ensued until the victim was able to flee the scene. The victim was transported by private vehicle to Nanticoke Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. The Seaford Police Criminal Investigation Division responded to NMH to investigate the incident. Warrants were obtained for Banning who was taken into custody at his residence by Delaware State Police. Banning was transported to the Seaford Police Department where he was charged with first degree assault, possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a felony, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, two counts of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace #4 in Seaford and released after posting $6,300 secured bond.

In the back row from left are Crew Boss and Assistant State Forester Michael Valenti of Dover; Jeremy Koren of New Castle; Doug Rawling of Newark; John Cirafici of Milford; William Seybold of Dover; Todd Gsell of Townsend; Michael Krumrine of Magnolia; Fran Cole of Townsend; James Charney of Felton; Tyler Torres of Smyrna; Eric Bugglin-Borer of Dover; Nathaniel Sommers of Smyrna; Justin Williams of Laurel; and Erich Burkentine of Milton. Front row - Daryl Trotman of Ellendale, Todd Shaffer of Downingtown, Pa.; Sergio Castillo of Snow Hill, Md.; Monica Testa of Wilmington; Jonathan Richardville of Wilmington; Ryan LeCates of Salisbury, Md.; and Sam Topper of Federalsburg, Md.

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Bridgeville Public Library Opens

Matt Davis, left, president of the Bridgeville Public Library board of directors, and Tom Connar, president of the library friends group, prepare to cut the ribbon during the library’s grand opening Monday. Photos by Lynn R. Parks

Kizer Parkhurst, 14 months, enjoys climbing on a chair in the library children’s section.

Ruth Skala, treasurer with the Bridgeville Public Library friends group and a member of the Bridgeville Town Commission, and town commission president Bill Jefferson stand in front of the Jack Lewis mural that was moved from the old library on Market Street to the new library.

Jameszina Hopkins, Harrington, watches Mariah Clark, her 4-year-old granddaughter, play on a computer in the children’s section in the new Bridgeville Public Library. Furniture in the children’s section, even the computer keyboards, is very colorful.

Katie Tomeski, Bridgeville, reads a book to her brother Bradley, 18 months. Bradley loves books, Katie said, and will visit the new Bridgeville Public Library frequently.

The Bridgeville Public Library is officially open.


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Masons to receive honors

Attending the 30th Governor’s School of Excellence from Sussex Tech were, from left: Courtney Hastings of Bridgeville, Summer Kates of Lewes and Kaitlyn Adkins of Harbeson.

Three attend Governor’s School Three Sussex Technical High School students attended the Governor’s School of Excellence in July. Courtney Hastings of Bridgeville, Summer Kates of Lewes and Kaitlyn Adkins of Harbeson were nominated for the 30th anniversary of Governor’s School. Approximately 80 students are selected from the state to attend the academic program. In the arts program, about 10 students are chosen for each of the arts – choir, instrumental music, drama and visual arts. All three Sussex Tech students

were nominated by their teachers. While a committee at Sussex Tech selected Courtney and Kaitlyn for the academic program, Summer needed to audition. The Delaware Governor’s School of Excellence is a one-week summer residential program that brings together academically and artistically talented Delaware high school students who have completed their sophomore year. Students lived in residence halls on the Newark UD campus.

A collaboration between the Friends of the Seaford District Library; Cindi Smith, children’s librarian; and Damira Downing, a volunteer at the library, will help raise money for the new Seaford Library and Cultural Center using small cardboard banks to collect donations. The idea for the banks was inspired by children who asked how they can help out with the building of the new library. The banks will be distributed in the community by Smith to children and their parents during storytime at the current Seaford Library. Smith said, “One of the greatest lessons we can teach our children is to

share and be community-minded.” Downing plans to integrate the Key Clubs at Seaford High School and Sussex Tech to raise funds by circulating these banks throughout the community. “I think it is going to be really successful,” said Downing. The banks were printed by ASAP Printing, who donated the cost of the art on the boxes. The Friends of the Seaford District Library covered the rest of the cost. The new Seaford Library and Cultural Center, located on North Market Street beside Ross Mansion, is expected to open in October.

Some 110 Thirty-second Degree Scottish Rite Masons will be elevated to the Thirty-third Degree in a special ceremony at Boston on Aug. 25. The event will take place during the annual meeting of the Supreme Council of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. Among those to be honored are two Delaware Masons who were elected a year ago at the annual meeting in Providence, R.I. They are: Ronald W. Conaway, 7938 Gum Branch Road, Seaford, retired, E.I. DuPont, and Past Grand Master of Masons; and David H. Laucius, 204 Unami Trail, Newark, manager, contract administration. The thirty-third Degree is awarded for outstanding achievement within the fraternity or for contributions to others reflecting credit on Freemasonry. The impressive ceremony will be held in the Hynes Convention Center. A Vesper Service on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 23, will open the three-day meeting which will also include executive and general sessions at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and the Hynes Convention Center. Supreme Council members will be joined by leading Freemasons from throughout the United States and around the world. In attendance will be more than 2,000 Thirty-third Degree Masons and their wives from the 15 northeastern and Midwestern states comprising the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. Following the conferral of the Thirty-third Degree on Aug.

PAGE 45 25, the names of those who have been selected to receive the degree next year at Philadelphia will be announced.

Underground Railroad Sept. 8

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House, Dr. David L. Ames, director of the Center for Historic Architecture and Design at the University of Delaware, will offer a Power Point presentation on the Underground Railroad. Dr. Ames will tell how the Harriet Tubman route through Maryland connects with Delaware. His professional photographs will show specific sites and locations that harbored the slaves as they were escaping. Having this program scheduled for a Tuesday is a departure from the usual Monday night because of the Labor Day holiday. Dr. Ames is a professor of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, Geography and material Culture Studies. He teaches courses in historic preservation and land use and environmental planning. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Winterthur Program in Material Culture. He has done the research for the nomination for the Underground Railroad Historic ByWay and is presently working on the nomination of a Historic and Scenic ByWay for Western Sussex. This program is sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society and the Methodist Man House. It is open to the Pubic There is no charge. For further information call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828.

Kids inspire cardboard banks to collect money for the new library

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...voters appear more aware of the contents of pending legislation than their representatives.

It’s time to speak out

These are very difficult times for our nation, our state and our community. Since January, we have been inundated with a stimulus package, cap and trade legislation, cash for clunkers and now health care reform legislation. Politicians in Washington appear to be moving fast to pass as many bills as possible, while the president is still in his honeymoon period, and people are more worried about keeping their jobs than keeping track of pieces of legislation over a thousand pages long. Recently, members of Congress returning to their districts have encountered angry voters. Based on town hall meeting exchanges on health care, voters appear more aware of the contents of pending legislation than their representatives. Presidential advisor, Rahm Emmanuel has said that he does not want to let a crisis go to waste. It is our responsibility to be vigilant and ensure that the government is not wasteful during this crisis. Our economy, our health care, our rights and our Constitution are all under attack. The legislation is bad enough, but the “devil is in the details.” Many of these bills contain general language and provisions to be implemented at a later time. Health care legislation is a perfect example. The thousand-page bill is vague in many areas, so we have to trust our government not to destroy private health insurance, drive costs into the trillions of dollars, ration health care, cause extended waiting periods to see a physician, and ultimately turn our lives over to some faceless bureaucrat. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have that level of trust. What makes matters worse is many federal programs are now being administered by “czars” who are accountable to no one but the president. There are more czars in Washington today than existed in all of the history of Imperial Russia. It is time for all of us to stand up and be counted. Regardless of political viewpoint or party affiliation, we can all agree that we could pay a high price for legislation passed hastily without full debate. I encourage all of you to get informed, and ignore our president’s words to, “Shut up and get out of the way.”

Letters to the Editor

Health care is too important to be just politics as usual: Democrats and Republicans alike are responsible for this mess. If we do not act now, our children and grandchildren could pay a terrible price. We have enjoyed freedom, unalienable rights, and almost unlimited opportunities for over two centuries. Our descendents deserve the same. Fred D. Seth Jr.

Seaford

AAUW’s position on health care

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) believes that everyone is entitled to health care that is highquality, affordable, and easily accessible. There is no shortage of proposals regarding how health care reform should be achieved. For AAUW, the top priority is not the system itself which ultimately emerges, but rather the end result of reform that succeeds at providing access to quality and affordable health care for all Americans. While this is a priority in any circumstance, it is especially important during economic downturns, as health care security is intrinsically tied to economic security. This relationship is particularly true for women, who earn less than men on average and are therefore less able to afford insurance or care. AAUW acknowledges that there are immense challenges involved in achieving meaningful health care reform, but is equally aware that failure to do so is simply not an option. When it comes to their own health care, women face a unique set of challenges. Women earn around 78 cents for every dollar men earn, but women also use more health care services than men. As a result of these two factors - less income, more costs - women face a high level of health care insecurity. These factors all add up to too many women with unpaid medical bills and long-lasting debt problems as a result of health care services. This has stark consequences. In 2004, one in six privately insured women reported she postponed or went without care because she couldn’t afford it, up from 2001. Such economic conditions become increasingly problematic over time. Not only are women less able to afford insurance or care because of life-long wage disparities, they face unstable coverage when subject to their spouses’ plans, higher premiums in the individual market, a lack of access based on more prevalent preexisting

conditions and higher out of pocket costs than men. Women are vulnerable to gaps in coverage and too many holes in the system. As debate in Congress picks up steam, AAUW believes that the following key priorities must be contained in the final legislation: 1. End the practice of “gender rating” charging different ratings to different sexes. 2. Require coverage of women’s reproductive health services. AAUW advocates choice in the determination of one’s reproductive life, increased access to health care and family planning services including expansion of patients’ rights. AAUW has long believed that politicians should not insert themselves into the decision-making process when it comes to reproductive health care, which is a basic element of women’s health care overall. 3. Ensure access to and coverage of preventive services and care. The two leading causes of death for women are heart disease and cancer which may be prevented when women have access to screenings, immunizations, and educational material. Lana Cobb

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Lest we forget

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Pat Murphy’s writings will be missed. To many of us in the Laurel/Delmar area he was the STAR. His untiring and sometimes relentless efforts to gather local stories was remarkable; it was difficult for him to say no to a photo op or a human interest story. His column always kept us posted on what was happening in our area; he was a magnet for scoops. You could find him covering events seven days a week. He was dedicated to our communities. Selfishly we’d like him to come back, but he has paid his dues and it’s time for him to pursue other challenges. Thanks Pat for your efforts to promote our communities. Frank B. Calio

Stars’ Letters Policy

I have a question that I haven’t been able to find an answer to: Which Health Care Takeover Bill are we debating? To be clear, I’m against any government takeover of health care. Besides the obvious negatives associated with the communization of a massive 1/7th of the U.S. economy, there is also the inherent rationing of services that plagues every single non-capitalist health care system in the world. Those are all obvious issues, though. Currently there are several different bills floating around competing with each other to see which will gain more support. The president is now stating that he wants a vote on this by the end of the year, and a single version of the competing bills doesn’t even exist in final draft yet!

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Worse yet is the total about face from Democrats. Does anyone remember that one of Obama’s first jobs was a “community organizer?” Suddenly we are told that anyone protesting against the government takeover of healthcare is being “organized.” When we had a Republican president, Americans were taught that “dissent is the highest form of patriotism” and we were supposed to “question authority.” Now that we have a Democrat president we’re told to shut up and get out of the way. The big question is, will you remember these abuses when it comes time to vote?

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Final Word Balance out the negativity

Why not print the following to dispel all the rumor mongering about what the proposed health care reform will and won’t do? This will help to balance out the constant stream of negativity issuing from Chris Shirey. I would make two points in all this: 1. The current systems are unsustainable. Maintaining the “status quo” will cause the current systems to simply run out of money. 2. While we claim the moral high ground with charity supported aid to the poor, we turn our backs on those whose health is at the mercy of the winds. We can’t be moral and amoral simultaneously, unless we want to bear the title “hypocrite”. So, either we are our brother’s keeper or we aren’t. Richard Eger

Seaford

Editor’s note: The information Richard Eger requested that we print would fill an entire page. We have the page at the Star for those interested, or you could Google “8 ways reform provides security” and the report when I did the Google was the top item on the list of 32 million that showed as a result of the search.

One-sided health care forum

I have just returned from a health care forum in Lewes that was advertised in the Cape Gazette as open to the public, but we were told at the start that this meeting was not intended for the public. The meeting was planned as an information gathering session of the Delaware Small Business Health Care Coalition. I was amazed that only the CEO from Nanticoke Hospital even mentioned any of the current proposed legislation. We heard from two consumers of health care. Of note, they both are very active supporters for the single payer system. This would have been fine if we had heard from someone who had another view. One of these speakers kept saying move to Maryland where they have better insurance. This is because the State of Delaware has set up our laws to favor lawsuits and the insurance companies have gone to greener pastures. I was very proud of the people who

remained silent while they disagreed with what this panel was selling. There was no outbreak, no shouting, no one was dragged from the room. We politely listened, even though we knew the whole picture was not being presented. I would now like to give my reflections. I would like to know why the Cape Gazette cosponsored this forum? Was it a public meeting that deserved the full page ad, or a private meeting that really should not need a sponsor? I guess I am still under the allusion that newspapers should print news, without special treatment to one side of a debate. Does the Cape Gazette want to go on record as being a voice for the liberal left? I also wonder what was accomplished? Did the people who gave up their time really learn anything that will help them understand the debate on health care reform? No would be my answer. I think they would have learned more with an open discussion. The Delaware Tea Party is in favor of health care reform. We think legislation should actually make health care better and more affordable. We do not believe you have to give up your privacy and freedoms to the government to get it. I will always be in favor of the exchange of ideas, but I will never again ask one side to remain quiet while the other presents useless, one-sided information. I will also never stay quiet while a news organization presents only one side of a debate as being the facts. I expect more from a news organization. I think Ben Franklin did too. The Delaware Tea Party will be at every forum on health care that we know about. We will present more than one side of the debate, and continue to demand that our government remember they work for the people and news organizations should report events fairly. Chris Shirey

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What could possibly go wrong?

Obama’s health care plan will be written by a committee whose Head says he doesn’t understand it, will be passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it, will be signed by a President who smokes, will be funded by a Treasury Chief who did not pay his taxes, will be overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese, and will be financed by a Country that is trillions of dollars in debt. What possibly could go wrong? Judson Bennett Lewes

Change in Star’s cover

Readers will notice this week a change in the appearance of the cover of the Seaford Star and the Laurel Star. Over the past few weeks the Post Office has instituted a number of changes that have affected our business. The appearance of the cover is the lat-

est of these changes. Our label must now appear at the bottom of the page. If we did not modify the bottom portion of the page, part of a cover story would be hiding behind a label. This label used to appear at the top of the page and only covered up part of our nameplate. To avoid covering up part of one of our lead articles, we pushed everything up an inch and a quarter to allow for the label. This leaves us with a space to the right of the label where this week we have included subscription information. For future editions we will make this space available as paid space. This will give an advertiser the advantage of sharing this premium space on our cover that at one time was restricted to news content. Contact me at the Star by calling 6299788 or email me at brichardson@mspublications.com for details. Bryant Richardson Publisher

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571639. $109,000. Delmar School District & low Delaware taxes are two of many great things about this lot. 6 +/acres mostly cleared w/ newer gravity septic and well. Old Mobile on lot of no value, being sold as-is condition. Call Kevin Thawley’s cell 302-258-6455.

562346. $84,900. Beautiful floor plan in this 3 BR 2 BA 2005 Redman Home is energy efficient & has a lovely fireplace in a large family room. Deck off the dining area. Located in a nice park w/ almost 1/2-acre lot. Call Dianne Reece’s cell 302-745-1151.

567522 . $349,900. Something for everyone! 3 BR 2 BA on almost 5 acres! Large shop, in ground pool, hot tub, sauna, and sunroom. Barn for horses, close to the bays and beach, close to everything but just far enough away from anything and no restrictions. Call Patti Haney’s cell 302-462-0710.

567963 . $169,000. Motivated Seller!! Move into this immaculate Cape Cod, 35 minutes to the beach. Tile entry, gas fireplace, master BR on 1st floor, stainless steel appliances, energy efficient heat/ cool heat pump. Large screened porch off kitchen w/ceiling fan. Call Brenda Rambo’s cell 302-2660.

555855 . $350,00. Great Investment! Immediate income 3 buildings, 6 units, 1 BR, 1 BA, range, refrig. & hot water heater. Brick unit, 2 apts. 2 BR, 1 BA, singlewide-2BR, 1BA. All on one property. Call Barbara Smith’s cell 302-745-6489.

568720. $122,500. Nice mobile home on 1 acre w/ foundation in the country. All appliances included. Seller to pay $7,000.00 towards closing costs. Call Barbara Smith’s cell 302745-6489.

566329. $127,900. Come see this 2 BR, 1BA. Home has vinyl siding, replacement windows, new carpet and spacious rooms. Great price! $2,000 seller’s help. Call Dianne Reece’s cell 302-745-1151.

564334 . $595,000. Horses & acreage go hand & hand on this 40+ acre farm. Spacious updated farmhouse w/ 21-stall horse barn w/ 2 wash bays! Half-mile track behind outbldgs. 20x24 garage. Call Michelle Mayer’s cell 302-249-7791.

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563148. $199,900. Outstanding Home w/ Lots of Charm! Large Lot w/ alley in back for extra parking. Hardwood floors under carpet, 5th BR / Office downstairs. This home is in move in condition. Call Michelle Mayer’s cell 302249-7791.

563474. $429,000. Detail Oriented, one of a kind. Granite countertops. 42” solid cherry cabinets, upgraded appliance. Irrigated lawn. Rennai hot water heater, finished painted garage w/ heat. 3 flat screen TVs inc. 9’ ceilings on first floor. Call Brenda Rambo’s cell 302-236-2660.

565980. $399,900. Beautiful 2 story 4 BR, 2.5 bath 3700 sq. ft. Cape Cod in Heritage Lane w/ an amazing outdoor living space w/ in-ground pool. Home offers fireplace, hardwood floors, first floor master & more! Call Jamie Steelman’s cell 302-245-7925.

554721. $20,999. Must see! This cozy 3BR 1995 Skyline Mobile on Large Corner-Tree lined lot. Split bedroom plan gives master needed privacy. Lot rent $365 per month & Includes Sewer, water, & trash. Buyer subject to park approval. Call Patti Haney’s cell 302462-0710.

568564. $159,900. Take advantage of the $8,000 first time homebuyers tax credit. Adorable new home 3 BR 2 BA, separate laundry room and rear deck. From the backyard walk to the river. Call Angie Zebley’s cell 302-228-7653.

571609. $65,000. Lovely home in nice gated community! All appliances included & ceiling fans in every room. Large front deck and nicely landscaped yard. Call Michelle Mayer’s cell 302-249-7791.

LOTS

571515. $89,900. Investors special~ Large Victorian on large corner lot in Seaford. Home needs work, but has potential. 2 fireplaces, original moldings & hardwood floors intact. Call Kevin Thawley’s cell 302-258-6455.

557287. $65,500. Great lot in desirable, established neighborhood West of Seaford. No builder tie in. LPP Septic design complete. Call Brenda Rambo’s cell 302-236-2660.

LOTS

Near historic Bethel. Site evaluation for gravity septic Suitable for class C, stick built or modular. $55,000. 549322. Nice corner lot with mature trees at a great price! Site evaluation gravity septic. $50,000. 568572. Call Michelle Mayer’s cell 302-249-7791.

Historic Bethel: 2 restricted lots, standard septic. $48,00 (each) #568875 557053. $1,300,000. 11+/- acre parcel zoned light industrial. Near the Georgetown Airport. Home and 1+/- acre excluded from sale. Call Dianne Reece’s cell 302-745-1151.

Clearbrooke Lot: No Builder tie-in. $58,900. #568874. Call Patti Haney’s cell 302-462-0710.

562530. $188,000. Location, Location!! This lovely split level home w/ 24x24 detached garage 23x16 basement, large deck off screened porch. Hardwood floors under carpet in living and dining room. Property being sold “AS IS”. $1,000 seller’s help. Call Brenda Rambo’s cell 302236-2660.


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