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AFRAM COMING - Drummers perform at a recent AFRAM Festival in Seaford. This year’s festival will be this weekend. Coverage starts on page 9.

DRAUGHT HITS HARD - ‘When you pull back the husk, you see nothing’s there.’ Area farmer explains the effect the draught is having on his corn crop . Page 2 NURSE IS SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT - After six years on the board, Delmar resident is elected to serve as its head. Page 4 HELP FOR STATE PROGRAM - Area poultry companies sign agreement to help improve water quality. Page 5 CODE ENFORCEMENT - Head of town’s department works hard to make sure builders, homeowners and landlords adhere to laws. Page 16 EASTERN REGIONALS - The District III Big League softball team, with players from throughout Sussex County including two from Laurel, looks to advance to the World Series. Page 46

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MOVING UP IN THE WORLD SERIES - The Laurel Senior League softball team celebrates a 1-0 win over Latin America on Monday. The District III champs moved to 2-0 in the Senior League World Series with the victory. The tournament’s semifinals take place this Friday with the third-place game and championship scheduled to take place on Saturday with all games being played at the Lower Sussex Little League complex in Roxana. See story on page 45. Photo by Mike McClure

Long-time Delmar resident dies Albert Krewatch leaves behind autobiography that he wrote at age 98 By Lynn R. Parks In August 2002, at the age of 98, Albert Krewatch wrote his autobiography. As such stories normally do, this one starts with his birth, on May 22, 1904, in Alberta, Canada. It ends in his apartment in the Methodist Manor House, Seaford, where, he wrote, “I am enjoying it here, moving slowly and limited in what I do.” In between, Krewatch wrote about growing up in snowy Alberta and then in Delmar, where his father started a dairy in 1919, about seeing an automobile for the first time and about his career with the College of Agriculture at the University of Maryland. In October 2001, he was honored by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers for 70 years of service. Krewatch, 103, died Friday, Aug. 3, at the Methodist Manor House. His funeral was yesterday, after which he was buried in Smith Mills Cemetery in

Delmar, just a few miles from that old dairy farm. “His mind was alert up until a week before he died,” said Nancy Harris, Delmar, Krewatch’s niece. “He was a very bright man and had a wealth of knowledge he was willing to share.” In his autobiography, Krewatch recalled the winters in his birthplace. “The wind blew continuously so that the snow piled up against the house until it was as high as the roof,” he wrote. “You could walk up the snow bank to the ridge of the roof.” School went on through the winter, unless the temperature dipped below 25 degrees below 0. “On good days we could walk,” he wrote. “On poor days we could ride a horse. When we got to school there would be a shed where we could put the horse and there would be some hay for the horse to eat.” On a clear day when the snow wasn’t blowing, “I was outside the house Continued on page 15

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Lt. Governor John Carney and Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse toured four farms recently in Sussex County to assess local crop damage as a result of drought conditions. The tour included portions of Jeff Allen’s farmland in Bridgeville. Allen’s farmland spans a ten-mile radius in areas of Seaford, Greenwood, and Bridgeville. The primary crops he produces include wheat, soybeans, and corn. The tour group stopped at one of his cornfields in Bridgeville to survey the damage. “When people ride by the cornfields now they may be thinking that it doesn’t look too bad from the road,” Allen said. “When you pull back the husk, you see that nothing is there.” Lt. Gov. Carney and Secretary Scuse had an opportunity to do just that. “We’re getting to see first-hand the extent of the damage due to the drought,” Sec. Scuse said.

Allen said that in a normal season, his corn grown on dry land can yield 130-140 bushels to an acre. This year, he said he will be lucky to get 60-80 bushels. Allen’s corn on irrigated land is not faring much better. Under optimal conditions he could produce 200 bushels to an acre, but will probably only see 160-180 bushels. Even though corn prices are up this year, that still does not offset the high cost of growing this crop. Allen said that corn is the most expensive crop that he produces. “I figure expenses are around 70% this year,” Allen said. “Last year, I paid $180 per ton for 32% nitrogen and this year it’s $293 per ton. We’re also worried that the availability in the fall may not be that great.” Allen says farmers continue to pour money into irrigation expense because it helps, but it is still not enough. “We’re considering just producing straight wheat and soy beans next year,” Allen said. “Corn is just getting too ex-

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MORNING STAR • AUGUST 9 - 15, 2007 pensive to produce with irrigation and fertilizer costs.” The soy bean crop, however, is not safe from damaging drought conditions either. The tour also stopped at a soy bean field that had been blighted by spider mites. “The spider mites have eaten off all the leaves from the plants,” Allen said. “Without rain, they thrive on heat and no chemical will kill them.” Farmers went into this year with high hopes because of the high prices of corn and soy beans,” said Lt. Governor Carney. “Those hopes have been dashed by the damage caused by high temperatures and a lack of rain. The farms we went to today grow primarily corn, soy beans, and lima beans, and to see their production so low is discouraging. Agriculture is a major part of Delaware’s economy, and when the farmers hit tough times like this, it hurts the entire state.” Following the tour and assessment of conditions by the Farm Service Agency, a request will be made by the Governor’s Office to the United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Michael Johanns for a drought disaster declaration if conditions warrant. If Sussex County qualifies, county farmers may be eligible for low-interest federal loans. “From what we saw today, I don’t think there’s any doubt that we’ll be eligible for federal drought relief,” said Sec. Scuse. “I can assure you that we will do everything we can to help Delaware’s farmers through these tough times.”

Bill seeks federal funding to improve agricultural projects U.S. Sens. Joe Biden and Tom Carper (both DDel.) have announced initial approval of $450,000 in federal funding to enhance and improve Delaware agricultural projects. Funding for these state projects was included in the FY08 Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration Appropriations bill, which was recently approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill now goes to the full Senate for consideration before it is reconciled with a similar bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. Once the final Senate/House compromise bill is passed, Congress sends that final bill to the president for final approval. “A strong and stable agricultural community has always meant a strong economy,” said Senator Biden. “It’s important that we continue to make our farms a high priority, especially in tough crop seasons like this one. For as long as I can remember, Delaware has been at the cutting edge of agricultural technology; this funding ensures that we will remain trend-setters in the future.” The funding would be used as follows: • $100,000 to the University of Delaware for Avian Influenza Preparedness, to upgrade Delmarva’s avian flu diagnostic and biocontainment facilities. The funding will also start the process of combining the Delaware and Maryland laboratory information management systems for poultry diagnostics, by allowing secure Web access to the system from the state labs and from individually approved companies and units. • $350,000 to the Delaware Department of Agriculture for an Irrigation System Program, to provide the Department of Agriculture with better, current irrigation systems. The Delaware Department of Agriculture strongly supports the installation of the most technologically advanced irrigation systems both to improve agricultural viability and the environment.


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Gum is school board president By Donna Dukes-Huston Joanne Gum was elected president of the Delmar School District Board of Education last month. Former president Herbert Wright retired in June, creating a new seat on the board which was filled by Andy Fleetwood. “Every July we reorganize and vote for president and vice-president,” Gum said. “I was very surprised and honored to be elected as the new president.” Shawn Brittingham was re-elected as vice president. Gum has been on the school board for six years. Running for the board was not something she had considered until she received a call from a friend. Joanne Gum “I was called by Sheila Harrington,” a Delmar District employee and long-time friend, she said. “She told me that the faculty was looking for a good representative on the board and that I should consider running.” Gum and Harrington worked together as Girl Scout leaders for years. Gum was a troop leader for 19 years and also served as area and association chairwoman. Gum has not always called Delmar home. She met her husband, Frank, while she was attending nursing school in Richmond. After remaining there briefly, he convinced her to move to the Eastern Shore where she enjoyed a career in nursing for several years. “I had never seen anyplace so flat in my life,” Gum joked. Gum’s father’s career in the Navy kept them moving throughout the country during Gum’s childhood. In fact, she attended three high schools in four years. “The hardest move for me was the one in the middle of my senior year,” Gum said. “We moved from New York to Virginia.” Gum said these experiences helped to make her independent and self-sufficient. Her high school experiences also played a role in her decision about her own children’s education. In all of the high schools that Gum had attended, there were between 700 and 800 students in a graduating class. Delmar’s classes had only around 100 members at the time her

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Agreement will mean money for state manure relocation program By Lynn R. Parks A recently-signed agreement with the state and the three major poultry producers on the peninsula will mean more revenue for Delaware’ Nutrient Management Relocation Program. William Rohrer, administrator of the Nutrient Management Commission, said at last week’s signing that the agreement will mean an additional $200,000 in annual revenue to the program. Last year, the program spent just over $900,000 to transport nearly 84,000 tons of poultry manure from chicken farms that don’t need it for fertilizer to farms that do. That included $600,000 budgeted for the program and another $300,000 diverted from other Department of Agriculture programs to the relocation program. This year’s budget for the relocation program is again $600,000. Rohrer does not expect any additional money to be diverted into the program. Average cost of relocating a ton of chicken manure is $11 to $12. Rohrer estimates that of the 300,000 tons of chicken manure Delaware’s farms produce annually, 100,000 tons are excess, or produced on farms where the land is already too high in nutrients or where the farmer doesn’t have cropland on which to apply it. The new agreement encourages Allen’s Hatchery, Mountaire Farms and Perdue Farms to look for alternative uses for that excess poultry manure. Any company that does not find a use for at least 10,000 tons of manure will pay half of the costs of relocating manure from its farms, up to $100,000. “This agreement contains a commitment from poultry companies to explore alternative uses for manure,” Rohrer said. “It also expands our funding for relocation, and commits us all to an annual meeting to share what we have learned.” Perdue Farms already meets its obligation to use at least 10,000 tons of manure, with its Perdue Agri-Recycle plant, where poultry manure is processed into fertilizer. Last year, the plant south of Seaford processed 57,200 tons of fertilizer from manure, including 32,000 tons from Delaware farms. At the signing ceremony, held Aug. 1

on the Farmington farm of Debbie and Bill Moffett, John Hughes, secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, called excess nutrients in the state’s waterways the “No. 1 water quality problem in Delaware.” He added, “It’s algae, it’s poor habitat, it’s cloudy water.” The state’s nutrient management program “is the most effective way of dealing with it,” he added. Nutrients, primarily nitrogen and phosphorus, are what make manure an effective fertilizer. But when those nutrients make their way into waterways, they encourage excess algae growth that in turn leads to a host of problems, including low oxygen levels and blocked sunlight. The state is under a federal mandate to clean all its rivers, including the Nanticoke, from excess nutrients. In its six-year history, the nutrient relocation program has relocated about 400,000 tons of excess poultry manure. In 2006, 77,724 tons were moved to nutrientpoor land. Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse praised the recent agreement because it was drawn up by government working cooperatively with the agriculture community. “This is an example of doing things the Delaware way, the cooperative way,” he said. “We accomplish so much more when we all work together.” “This is no place for regulation,” Hughes added. “Delaware farmers will do the right thing every time if we show them the right way.” The agreement was also signed by Jon Hall, Delaware’s representative from the Natural Resources Conservation Council. “Farmers are crucial to this partnership,” Hall said. “They are the real stewards of the land.” Chick Allen, CEO of Allen’s Hatchery, agreed. “This is a real cooperative effort,” he said. “A lot of states are envious of what we are able to do here in Delaware.” “This is a good program,” Allen added. “It is good for the industry, good for the farmers, good for the state, good for everybody.”

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Business Goodwill store in Bridgeville celebrates grand opening By Julleanna Seely Goodwill Industries of Delaware and Delaware County, Inc. hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of their new retail and training center in Bridgeville on Thursday, Aug. 2. The new 22,000 s.f. facility, located along U.S. 13 South in Bridgeville, is the first Goodwill location in Sussex County. “We’re so happy to be in Bridgeville,” Ted Van Name, president/ceo of Goodwill, said at the ceremony. “Just two years ago this was a soy bean field, and we love soy beans, but this is much better.” Several local representatives attended the grand opening including Joe Conaway,

Print Shack’s 20th anniversary The Print Shack, Inc., located at 9203 Brickyard Rd. in Seaford, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The Print Shack opened for business on Aug. 13, 1987 in the Seaford Village Shopping Center. In 1992, the business moved to its current location next to Seaford Burton following completion of a new office building. Commenting on the upcoming anniversary, owner Bill Whaley said, “It’s been a thrill to provide our quality service and products to the people and businesses of the Eastern Shore. The people I was fortunate to hire have made it all possible and we are grateful to our loyal customers.” At the Print Shack, every effort is made to satisfy all customer accounts, both large and small. Every call is answered by a knowledgable, friendly person. The business will never have voice mail. “It amazes me that businesses spend money to advertise and then have a machine answer the phone,” said Whaley. As part of the celebration, free Print Shack coolers, porfolios, and travel chairs are being given away each morning on WDMG with trivia questions from 1987.

Goodwill hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 2 for the grand opening of their new retail and training center in Bridgeville. Leona Ottinger, branch manager and 17-year employee of Goodwill, cuts the ribbon with the help of Karen Kee, Goodwill vice president of sales & operations (left); Ted Van Name, president/ceo of Goodwill (right); Robert Boyd, president of Regional Builders (far right); and the employees for the new center. Photo by Pat Murphy

mayor of Bridgeville and Finley Jones, Sussex County Council, D-2nd District, along with dozens more from the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce and the local community. “The thought that we have this facility for the people of Bridgeville and the community is almost overwhelming,” Conaway remarked at the ribbon cutting. Following the morning ceremony, dozens of local residents browsed through the racks of clothing and shelves of items available to purchase. “I’ve been very excited,” Bridgeville resident Hannah Pusey said about the opening of Goodwill. “It’s very attractive, and I didn’t expect anything this [large] size.” The new facility was constructed by Regional Builders, Inc. of Seaford and deContinued to page 23


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The Movies At Midway Rt. 1, Midway Shopping Ctr., Rehoboth Beach, 645-0200 SCHEDULE SHOWN IS FOR FRIDAY, 8/10 THRU THURSDAY, 8/16 The Simpsons Movie . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:10, 3:10, 6:05, 8:00, 10:00 Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Hairspray . . . . . . . . . . . .PG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:00, 4:15, 6:40, 9:05 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry . . . . . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:40, 4:25, 6:50, 9:20 No Reservations . . . . . .PG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:20, 4:05, 6:45, 9:00 The Bourne Ultimatum . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:25, 4:35, 7:10, 9:30 Transformers . . . . . . . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05, 3:50, 6:45, 9:35 Stardust . . . . . . . . . . . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00, 3:35, 6:40, 9:10 Daddy Day Camp . . . . . .PG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35, 4:10, 6:25, 8:45 Ratatouille . . . . . . . . . . .G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30, 4:00 Bratz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:45, 4:10, 7:05, 9:20 Rush Hour 3 . . . . . . . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:50, 4:20, 7:00, 9:40 Skin Walkers . . . . . . . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:05, 4:40, 7:20, 9:45 Underdog . . . . . . . . . . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:35, 3:40, 6:35, 8:40) Hot Rod . . . . . . . . . . . . .PG13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:15, 9:10

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Meet Your Fire Service Volunteers Sharptown firefighter assists community on land and water The Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers continue their series of articles highlighting the men and women who serve as volunteers in the local fire departments. These volunteers work tirelessly providing protection and responding in time of need. We hope the series helps to show our respect for their efforts as we increase community awareness of their sacrifices.

By Donna Dukes-Huston During his 12 years with the Sharptown Volunteer Fire Department, Ricky Cordrey has undergone the basic training that his fellow firefighters have, but he has taken it a step further. In 2002, Cordrey became a certified diver and is now the dive captain for the Sharptown department. This training includes both internal and external classes. In order to become a diver for the department, Cordrey had to first complete a program through one of the department’s approved organizations to become a certified diver. This includes learning to read dive charts and times and learning proper safety procedures and techniques. Upon receiving certification, Cordrey then completed a twelve-course internal training session with the dive caption of the department. This training focused primarily on the recovery and rescue portion of diving, Cordrey said. “He taught us from a manual he had put together,” Cordrey said. “He taught us rope patterns and rope work.” The dive team uses ropes to ensure the safety of their divers, particularly when visibility in the water is not very good.

“For every diver in the water, we have one tender on shore designated to that one diver,” Cordrey said. “He’s either watching my bubbles or holding my rope.” All communication between diver and tender is done through rope signals. Using a fan out procedure, tenders signal divers to gradually get further and further from shore while searching, Cordrey said. “Each company has its own system of communication,” Cordrey said. “We use simple commands: 1 to go, 2 to stop, 3 to come up.” According to Cordrey, the dive team is called in to assist with drowning and vehicle and evidence recovery. They usually receive one to two calls per year, which are usually mutual aid calls where they are asked to assist another department’s dive team. Cordrey now serves as dive captain in charge of eight other active divers. In addition to regular drill practices with the firefighters, Cordrey tries to get his divers in the water once a month, weather permitting, for practice. Cordrey said that the department provides the funds for the divers’ training, gear, and practice trips. He has been to three stone quarries in Pennsylvania and hopes to get some experience in the ocean at some point. Although Cordrey enjoys diving for the department, he said he also likes the rush and intensity of fighting a fire. This rush has led him to apply with Baltimore County to become a full-time firefighter. In addition to his duties as dive captain, Cordrey also serves on the Sharptown de-

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Cordrey, who is a certified diver, is the dive captain for the Sharptown Volunteer Fire Department. Photo by Donna Dukes-Huston



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2007 Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival Days Away Nutter Park in Seaford will be transformed this weekend to hold the 10th annual Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival. AFRAM, an acronym for AFRicanAMerican is a two-day festival designed to celebrate and honor the African-American community. This year’s theme, “Cherish the Family…Honor the Village” will showcase the unity in the community. Ethnic food, cultural, and information vendors along with children’s events and entertainers will help to bring the theme alive this year. A first for the AFRAM Festival is the Artist Showcase. Larry Stevens, an artist from Baltimore, will be the featured artist at AFRAM this year. He and his artwork will be on display both days of the festival. Last school year, AFRAM sponsored a visit by Stevens to Seaford

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AFRAM Festival High School. Stevens’ use of color and his visionary art was well received by students and staff, and he looks forward to his visit to AFRAM. On Friday night, Orlando Phillips, the one-man reggae band from Baltimore, will make his second AFRAM appearance. Phillips performs Calypso, Soca and reggae featuring steel drums, saxophone, keyboards, and vocals. He was a vocalist, bass player, and saxophonist for Starpoint, a nationally acclaimed R&B group that is most known for its hit single “Object of My Desire”. He has performed with Toni Braxton, Patti Labelle, Luther Vandross, Kool and the Gang, and many other famous artists. Phillips will perform at AFRAM from 8 to 10 p.m. Other artists making their second AFRAM appearance will be the Red Alert Band from the Philadelphia area. Red Alert, a Motown sound band, brings crowds to their feet performing music from the 60’s to present day

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dance favorites. They have opened for The Temptations, The Platters, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, and more. Red Alert will perform on Saturday at AFRAM from 6 to 8 p.m. Magic 98.9 will be broadcasting live from AFRAM from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. During the broadcast, accompanying popular radio deejay Bill Baker “The Rumpshaker” will be a new up and coming comedian Jonesy. Jonesy will perform two sets of comedy during their two hour stay. AFRAM is planned each year by a core committee of about 20 people from all over Sussex County. The committee is led by its executive director, City Councilwoman Pat Jones. Local sponsors support the festival financially. For more information about AFRAM and its events, call Councilwoman Jones at 302-628-1908 or visit the website at

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Raffles in Delaware are legal, if held by charitable group By Lynn R. Parks The Western Sussex Democratic Club was recently ordered to cancel a fundraising raffle. Club members were selling $10 tickets for the raffle, which was to give away $1,000. The raffle was ordered cancelled by the Department of Election after that department received a complaint from Frank Raskauskas, Seaford, about the raffle. Political parties are not allowed by state law to hold raffles. “I knew as soon as I heard about it that it was illegal,” said Raskauskas, former Sussex County Recorder of Deeds. Raskauskas, a Republican, said that he

filed the complaint “not in a hostile way.” He said that he is a firm believer in following the rules, and that goes for all parties, including his own. “I am really happy that this was resolved this year and not next year, close to the election, so the club can search out other ways of fundraising,” he said. Despite a statement in a recent News Journal article about the Democratic Club raffle that “raffles are, well, illegal in Delaware,” such fund-raisers are in fact permitted by the state Constitution, under certain circumstances. Raffles are legal when “sponsored and conducted by volunteer fire companies, veterans’ organization, religious and chari-

table organizations and by fraternal society,” according to Article II of the state Constitution. James Collins, director of the state’s Division of Professional Regulation, said that in general, organizations that have been designated by the IRS to be charitable organizations are permitted to hold raffles. The organization holding the raffle has to be at least two years old, and all proceeds from the raffle have to be for the benefit of the organization. When money is the prize, as it would have been in the Democratic Club raffle, people buying tickets have to be 18 or older. Additional regulations apply to raffles

that will give away more than $5,000 and for raffles with tickets costing more than $5. An application to hold such a raffle has to be submitted to the state Gaming Control Board at least six weeks before the start of the raffle. In addition, 15 days after the winning ticket is drawn, the organization sponsoring the raffle has to report to the board, saying who won the raffle and detailing the receipts and expenses involved with the raffle. For further information on raffles and other means of fundraising, visit the Web site, and click on gaming.

Quarter of nation’s bridges are rated ‘deficient’ by highway administration The collapse of the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River near Minneapolis is raising legitimate concerns about the structural condition of bridges in each state. Almost a quarter of the nation’s 600,000 bridges are classified as deficient for either structural or functional reasons, according to the Federal Highway Administration 2006 Conditions and Performance Report. Pennsylvania is home to the

largest number of structurally deficient bridges in the nation – nearly 6,000 statewide. “On behalf of motorists, AAA urges state officials to take a closer look at the integrity of our bridges,” said Catherine L. Rossi, AAA Mid-Atlantic’s manager of public and government affairs. “We support efforts at the federal, state and local level to conduct a thorough examination of

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lapse. Additional inspections are critical to determine if the bridge should be closed. A “deficient” bridge when left open to traffic typically requires significant maintenance and repair to remain in service and eventual rehabilitation or replacement. Most bridges are inspected every two years. Structures with advanced deterioration warrant closer monitoring and more frequent inspections.


9261 Sharptown Rd (24W), Laurel 26 Rodney Street, Seaford Owners say bring all offers for this beautiful cape in Seaford’s Martin Farms Development. Three bedrooms, family room, fenced rear yard, two sheds and beautiful area-close to golf course and country club. $215,000 MLS #548056 Hostess: Phyllis Parker

Cute! Cute! Cute! This 3 BR, 1 BA home outside city of Laurel has lots of character. Great for firsttime home buyers. Cape Cod style w/stone FP, newer kit., pine hardwood floors, lush landscaping on almost .5 acre lot. Potential 4th BR upstairs. A must see! Won’t last long. $184,900 MLS #550570 Directions: Go West on Rt. 24 outside town limits; Green Cape Cod on R. Host: Ron Ruark

3 Marathon Drive, Marathon Estates, Seaford There’s no skimping here in this 4000 +/- sq. ft. home. This spacious house includes 5 BR, 3.5 BA, 2 FP & a 3-car garage. In addition to a “great room”, there is FR & loft. $499,000 MLS #543578 Directions: North on Rt. 13 from Seaford, turn East onto Camp Rd, turn R into Marathon Estates, 2nd house on L. Hostess: Fran Ruark

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105 Broadcreek Road, Lakeside Manor, Laurel, 9776 Seashore Hwy. (Rt. 404E), Bridgeville 110 Oak Lane Drive, Laurel Laurel neighborhood close to schools. 4 BR, 2 BA Cape Cod home ready for growing family. New updates include C/A, furnace, carpet, vinyl, appliances & much more. $209,000 MLS #549486 Directions: Turn onto Oak Lane Dr. at Britts Country Inn, home on R. Hostess: Trina Ruark

7704 W. Armiger Drive, Hill-N-Dale, Seaford Nearly new 3 BR, 2 BA Cape Cod with beautiful 2nd floor loft, new carpet & paint. $279,000 MLS #550411 Directions: Go to Hill-N-Dale, turn in & go straight back, turn R on Armiger Dr., house on R. Hostess: Karen Hamilton

Unique 3 BR, 2.5 BA Rancher situated on a 2.66 acre wooded parcel completely surrounded by farmland. Plenty of privacy, yet close to all amenities. Pay no HOA fee or ground rent! Too many features to list. Home Warranty included. $339,000 MLS #548857 Directions: From Rt. 13 & 404 Intersection in Bridgeville (by Royal Farms) Go East 1/4 mile, home on R. Hostess: Vivian Wheatley

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Education Master Gardeners offering courses through the autumn From composting to growing gourds, the Sussex County Master Gardeners are offering a range of classes this fall. In addition, the Master Gardeners are inviting the public to work with them in their garden on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 9 to 11 a.m. The gardeners, sponsored by the Delaware Cooperative Extension for both Delaware State University and University of Delaware, hold their classes at the Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway west of Georgetown, and in the Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden behind the Carvel Building. The workshops are all free. Call Karen Adams at 302-856-2585, ext. 540, to register for the workshops. People who have special needs can describe them to Adams when they register. The classes are: Vegetable Harvest, taught by the Vegetable Garden Team, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m., in the garden. The gardeners planted a wide variety of vegetables in their demonstration garden. During the workshop, gardeners will discuss what was planted, what worked and what didn’t. Participants will be able to sample some vegetable dishes prepared from the harvest. Tree Peonies and Herbaceous Peonies 101, with instructor Bill Murray, Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m., in the Carvel Building. This workshop will take a look at the differences between tree peonies and

herbaceous peonies. Murray will offer a short history on peonies and talk about the colors and descriptions of both types. He will also discuss the best time for planting, dividing and pruning and the pests and viruses that can affect peonies. Cleaning up the Garden, instructor Cherie Dorfman, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1:30 p.m., in the garden. Dorfman will discuss what to do in the fall to have a healthier garden in the spring. Composting, instructor Dot Abbott, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., in the Carvel Building. Composting organic material found in and around the home is a great way to recycle nature. Participants will learn how to create this soil amendment from material in their yards and enhance their gardens. Abbott will also talk about trends in local landfills regarding acceptance of yard waste material. Pumpkins and Gourds, instructor Ingrid Hetfield, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., in the Carvel Building. Participants will learn how to grow pumpkins and gourds and then preserve them for crafts and as homes for birds. Containers for the Holidays, instructor Mary Sue Colaizzi , Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., in the Carvel Building Summer containers do not have to look like a “pot full of dirt” during the winter months. With a little imagination and design savvy, containers can offer beauty and pleasure all year round. Participants will learn how to make a four-season container to get them through the winter blahs.

Education briefs St. John’s Preschool opening soon

Classes at St. John’s Preschool, Seaford, start the day after Labor Day. Part-day preschool classes are offered for children ages 2 to 5. A limited number of spaces are still available in the pre-kindergarten program. For further information, call administrator Connie Halter, 629-2289.

Delaware Tech orientation set

Incoming students for the 2007 fall semester will be welcomed to the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, during new student orientation sessions on Thursday, Aug. 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. In two separate sessions, campus officials will brief new students on everything the college and campus has to offer, including financial aid, the Career Resource Center, the gymnasium complex and Student Support Services. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions. After welcome messages from Delaware Tech president Dr. Orlando J. George Jr. and campus director Dr. Ileana M. Smith, and a tour of the campus, new students at the early session will be treated

to lunch at the Lighthouse Cove, the campus eatery in the Student Services Center. Attendees at the evening session will be served refreshments prior to the program. For more information, call student services at 856-5400, ext. 6010.

Delaware Tech offers LPN refresher A refresher course is available for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who have not been in practice recently and wish to update their theoretical knowledge and clinical skills before returning to the workforce. This two-section course, offered through Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, includes a review and update of theoretical knowledge followed by a four-session clinical experience. Both sections meet the requirements of the Delaware Board of Nursing. Students must be graduates of a practical nursing program who have held a PN license. Clinical dates are Nov. 26, 27, 28, and 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford. Preregistration is required. For complete course information, or to register, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.

Sussex Tech’s Horse Judging team carefully examines samples of grains and hay during the team activity at the Delaware State Fair. From left: Elizabeth Fiedler (Millsboro), Alyssa Morgan (Ocean View), Heather Baker (Laurel) and Emilia Sohn (Ellendale). The team finished sixth, and Heather Baker was fifth in the individual standings.

Tech FFA students compete at fair Several members of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) at Sussex Technical High School won awards in competitions at the Delaware State Fair held recently in Harrington. Students competed in the environmental science and horse judging contests. Recent graduate Mason Newark, Harrington, brought home two first-place FFA finishes, in the zoology, division II category and the environmental science competition. His first-place finishes qualify him for regional competition in Springfield,

Mass., in September. Senior Eddie Meade of Frankford placed second in environmental science. The young men were coached by Sussex Tech teachers Nancy Goggin and Frank Goehringer. Senior Heather Baker of Laurel placed fifth in horse judging. She was joined by team members Alyssa Morgan of Ocean View, Emelia Sohn of Ellendale and Elizabeth Fiedler of Millsboro to place sixth in the horse judging statewide team competition. The team was coached by Sussex Tech staff member Carolyn O’Neal.

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Sharptown Fireman’s Carnival Albert Krewatch came to Delmar when his father, Joseph, started the Delmar Dairy in 1919. The dairy lasted until 1933, when the federal government started requiring that all delivered milk be pasteurized. Albert Krewatch died Friday at the age of 103.

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and looking to the west and I happened to see a rectangular item moving like it was moving down the road. But I could not see the horses or find any idea of what it was. Dad told me it was an automobile.” In 1913, Krewatch’s father, Joseph, decided to move back to Pennsylvania, which he had left to try farming in Canada. “Dad had said when the wind blew so hard and it was so cold that it blew the horn off the old white cow, he was ready to leave and get back to Pennsylvania,” he wrote. Joseph Krewatch found a job with the railroad in Pittsburgh. Then after visiting one of his wife’s relatives in Delmar, he bought a 67-acre farm along Old Stage Road, on which to start a dairy. That dairy operated for 14 years, until 1933 when it had to close in the face of federal demands that all milk be pasteurized before it was delivered. “The dairy farm had to be shut down and that was the end of that,” Krewatch wrote. In the meantime, Krewatch had graduated from Laurel High School—Delmar High only went through the 11th grade— and from the University of Delaware, with a degree in electrical engineering. He went to work for General Electric in 1926, then returned to the Newark campus in 1927 to teach basic courses in electricity. He and his wife, the former Pattie Bailey, were married in 1928 at the Delmar home of her brother, Homer. “The fraternity of the University of Delaware paid me the money to go to the meeting of the National Fraternity in Indiana and this was what you might call our wedding trip,” he wrote. In 1929, Krewatch took a job with the College of Agriculture at the University of Maryland, which was helping farmers put electricity on their farms. He helped to develop an agriculture-engineering department and in 1940, with engineers from Rutgers and Cornell, developed guidelines for the 4-H Club, partly sponsored by the

Cooperative Extension Service. “I was chosen to hold meetings at all 48 of our universities,” he wrote. “They gave me six months off with full pay to get this job done. We met with the ag engineer, the homemaker and the 4-H Club staff and it turned out to be a very interesting tour. Pattie went with me and did half the driving and her one comment was that she was happy with a clean bed every night.” After retiring from the university, Krewatch traveled to Poland, where he gave presentations on how to improve farms, and a number of other countries through the People to People Citizen Ambassador program. “I even had a request to go to Brazil and review the corn harvesting, handling, storage, drying and loading ships for export to find out why sometimes a bin load on the shop would heat up and they would have to dump it,” he wrote. “I spent a month there coming up with answers. That was an interesting visit also.” In 1965, the Krewatches moved into a new home in Delmar. “There I was rather active for a number of years because we kept ourselves busy and I kept very busy,” Krewatch wrote. They moved into the Manor House in 1993 and Pattie died March 28, 2001. A few months after that, in October 2001, the American Society of Agricultural Engineers held a celebration at the Manor House, to honor Krewatch’s 70 years as an ag engineer. “When he came he brought with him a load of cake and punch,” Krewatch wrote. “A large number of people here at the Manor House came to this celebration and some from my department at the University of Maryland…We just had a big time.” “He was really a nice person and had a very good life,” Harris added. “I am glad that he was my uncle.”

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Code enforcement officer keeps town looking nice By Tony E. Windsor Laurel is seen by many as one of western Sussex County’s quaint models of small town life. Helping to protect that small town atmosphere, while opening the town up to growth, is a job that falls largely to the community’s Code Enforcement Department. At the helm of the department is Paul Frick. A 24-year veteran of the Maryland State Police, Frick is no stranger to enforcing the law. Since he has been with the Laurel Code Department he has developed a process for annual inspection of all rental properties in the community, including the larger complexes such as Carvel Gardens and Little Creek apartments. “When I came here to work in Laurel I was the only staff member in the code department,” he said. “I had to really study the community and learn the town’s code structure. It was important that we had a way to inspect, not just new construction, but the rental properties in town. This is extremely important, not just for the quality of the town, but the quality and safety of the tenants who reside in these properties.” Today, Frick has two additional parttime code officers working under his supervision. With enforcing the town codes and working with new contractors and developers to assure regulations are followed, there is plenty of work to go around. In June, the code department completed inspection of the estimated 600 rental units in Laurel. Then in July, with the start of a new budget year, the department began the rental inspection all over again. “This is done every year. It takes the year, but it gets down,” Frick said. “I give my officers full credit for the amount of work that gets done in the area of inspections. They are out there every day and they work hard with all they have to do. The community can be assured that they are getting their money’s worth, that’s for sure.” After retiring from the Maryland State Police in 1994, Frick went about doing construction-related work, something he had been involved with all his life. Saying he quickly decided that at retirement age, construction work was “a younger man’s job,” he went to work as a supervisor in a warehouse for Vernon Powell Shoes in Salisbury. A friend in construction told Frick about a job opening in the town of Laurel for a code enforcement officer. Given his background in a variety of construction areas as well as his law enforcement experience, it seemed a perfect match. Frick is very complimentary of the staff in the various town departments. “Laurel is a small town and because of that, the departments are able to work closely with each other and really help one another out,” he said. “We work closely every day with the police department, public works and the other staff in town and they have been a wonderful support for us. Laurel is a town that is still small enough for us to have such a great working relationship

with one another, but a town that is growing really fast.” In his capacity as code enforcement officer, Frick supervises the officers who work under him and also fills in to do inspections whenever necessary. His primary role is to oversee the code department. He also works closely with developers, contractors and individuals who are seeking to build in the town and is available to work closely with the town council on issues surrounding annexation requests and the impact of growth on the town and his staff. The Laurel Code Department uses the International Building Code, the International Rental Code and the International Plumbing Code. All new construction requires a building permit. At the time of the application for the permit, the builder presents construction plans and Frick makes sure they meet town building requirements. Frick said that during construction, he encourages builders to contact him whenever they are not sure about a building requirement. “I want people to come to me if they have any questions, because I would rather deal with a question and assure an answer than the have a builder have to tear out something because it does not meet code,” he said. Frick likes to operate the code department in a customer-friendly manner. “I like to talk to people and make sure they understand what is we expect when it comes to code violations” he said.”I think people who know me will attest to the fact that I am a man of my word. If you say you will do something, I will follow up and make sure it gets done. But, I believe in talking to people and solving problems that way.” In cases where property owners have not met their obligations in terms of bringing homes and property up to Laurel municipal code, Frick has been forced to take court action. “I make sure we give property owners sufficient time to take care of problems, but when they don’t I will go to court” he said.”So far, in court cases our department is batting a thousand. We have prevailed in every case that we have taken to court.” Since coming to work as code enforcement officer in Laurel, Frick has been involved with seeing that 30 dilapidated and structurally unsafe buildings have been torn down. He has also had more than 300 abandoned vehicles towed out of the town. These include vehicles that had expired tags or no tags, as well as partially assembled vehicles. Frick said he appreciates the support he has been given by local tow truck operator Bobby Carey, of Reese Carey’s service center in Laurel. ”I can’t say enough good things about Carey’s,” he said. “No matter when I call Bobby he shows up and takes care of towing the vehicles out of town. In one situation he towed away two police cars that had serious operational problems. He worked on the two cars and was able to get enough parts from each to have one good working police car. Carey’s is just phenomenal in terms of being a friend to

Laurel Code Enforcement Officer Paul Frick talks on the phone with a building contractor at his office in Laurel Town Hall. Photo by Tony Windsor

the town of Laurel.” Frick and his code officers can be found daily riding around the community making sure there are no code violations. During the summer, it is common to find situations involving uncut grass. Anyone who has grass over 6 inches in height will be issued a letter which instructs them to cut their grass within five days. If they fail to do so, they may be faced with having a Laurel Public Works employee coming in to do the work themselves. This will result in a cost of, at minimum, $156.25.

Frick says his office is dedicated to making sure Laurel neighborhoods stay aesthetically appealing and that buildings being constructed are safe for the occupants. “Laurel is a beautiful community and we want to work hard to see that as it grows, it maintains that pleasant beauty,” he said. Frick resides in the Salisbury area. He and wife of 20 years, Kim, have three daughters, Kim, Teri and Stacie. The also have two grandchildren, Finnegan and Sawyer.

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Preparing to move away Our daughter, just graduated from college and from truck-drivYNN ARKS ing school and making plans to move out, has been cleaning her I won’t be part of her room. Not yet with a vacuum — everyday life, of the people she has much more to do before she will meet and work most of the rug is even visible. But she is making progress, as eviwith, of the restaurants she denced by the laundry basket of will visit and the movies stuffed animals that is now sitting and shows she will see. in my bedroom. “What do you want me to do there, as are the posters and, new since with these?” I asked her. She didn’t know. But she did know that 2001, a life-size cardboard cutout of the Lord of the Rings’ Aragorn. she didn’t want them in her room anySince she started packing, she has more. boxed about half her books — the other “Can I throw them away?” “No!” she responded, even before I got half she plans to leave here until she has a larger place. She has cleaned off her dressthe “away” out. All the animals, including er top, packing trinkets that she wants to a large stuffed bear that had belonged to her great-great aunt and a rainbow-colored take with her, throwing away others given to her by old boyfriends. Her next step is crocheted snake that her grandmother to go through all her clothes, to decide bought her, have special value, she exwhich will accompany her to her new life plained. “Don’t you care about my and which will stay behind. snake?” she asked. I guess I will be among the things stayWell, of course, I have to answer yes. I ing behind. While I know that I will be suppose I will put them in the bottom of free to visit her as much as I want — the linen closet, along with about 20 “within reason, of course,” she would stuffed animals that are already there. probably add — I will be part of “back I have written about my daughter’s home,” part of where she comes on holiroom before. “It all started with a piece of days and vacations, and where she dreams phragmites,” I wrote in 2001. When she about after hard days at work. I won’t be was little, her father and I allowed her to gather some of the plant from a marsh and part of her everyday life, of the people she will meet and work with, of the restaudisplay it in her room. rants she will visit and the movies and I continued: “Since the phragmites, which merciful- shows she will see. In another column, written in the spring ly crumbled to dust and was swept up in a of 1999 when our son was preparing to periodic cleaning, she has had on display leave home for college, I predicted this yellow “Warning — Do Not Cross” tape, strung around and across her door, various very thing. “In four short years — and I can say golf clubs, hanging from the ceiling, old with authority that they will be short — blue jeans cut up into interesting patterns, his sister will leave our home for college,” rocks, sand, pages torn from an old book and stapled to the ceiling, broken cups and I wrote. “She and her brother will have jobs, will marry people they have yet to empty candy containers. Today, she has in her collection the pieces of a broken chair, meet and will have children. They will bring in-laws and grandchildren to my thousands of tiny fossils her father home for visits.” brought home for her, numerous posters, And I added that, while life would go from Shrek to off-road dump trucks, and on, it would never be the same. hundreds of glow-in-the-dark stars. The “Every season, I will plant new tomato golf clubs are down — navigating around seeds,” I wrote. “I will find other things to them proved too hard — but the caution occupy my time and my mind, and my tape remains.” husband and I will be happy. But nothing Now, six years later, the caution tape will ever compare to the last 18 years he (except for a few strips that outline her and I and our children have spent together ceiling register), as well as the broken chair and the old denim, have followed the in our house.” Phragmites and all, they were indeed path of the golf clubs into the garbage. wonderful. But the glow-in-the-dark stars are still


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items at discounted prices, the retail side is only a means of providing funds to enable Goodwill to fulfill its true mission. “The mission of Goodwill is to provide job training programs to people with hindrances to employment,” said Christina Daniels, director of marketing for Goodwill. This includes computer, customer service, vocational, and work adjustment training at no cost to those enrolled in the programs. The training center at the Bridgeville Goodwill will open in a few months once the area’s needs are assessed and the best programs are determined, Daniels said. Thousands of people have benefited from the training programs over the last few years, and graduates of the program are welcome to return for more assistance if needed.

signed by AES Architects of Salisbury, Md. Once the facility received a certificate of occupancy on July 20, Goodwill store managers from around the state worked together to have the store fully stocked and ready for opening 10 days later. A second Sussex County retail center will open in a few weeks in a newly renovated space at the Mid-Sussex Shopping Center in Millsboro. Goodwill has a retail and training center in both Dover and Wilmington along with satellite retail stores throughout the state. All of the merchandise sold in the stores is provided through donations from the community. Though many are acquainted with Goodwill as a store that sells donated

Hollie Marino of Seaford browses through a rack of jackets after the ribbon cutting for the new Goodwill center in Bridgeville. Photo by Julleanna Seely

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Discover Bank, a division of Discover Financial Services, has launched its Discover Debit program. The Discover Debit Card will support both signature and PIN-authorized transactions allowing Discover Bank customers to make cash withdrawals or debit purchases at any of the four million cash access and merchant locations nationwide that accept Discover Network cards as well as at merchant locations that accept PIN-based transactions. Discover Debit cardholders can also access all their funds, including money market accounts, via ATMs, connected to the PULSE and STAR networks across the U.S. Additionally, the Discover Debit Card offers the same industry-leading features as Discover Card, including proactive fraud prevention tools, network security features, and zero liability.

Delaware National Bank collecting for the troops

Delaware National Bank is collecting donations for U.S. military personnel serving overseas. Donations of items as well as monetary gifts will be accepted through August 15 at all Delaware National Bank branches. The lists below outline items that have been requested for donation to those troops serving in the desert and for those who are recovering in the hospital. Desert: Encouragement Cards and Letters, Stationery Products, Puzzle Books and Games, Snacks, Toiletries, Body Protection, Clothing and Accessories, Feminine Products. Hospital: Get Well Cards and Letters, Stationery Products, Paperback and Hardcover Books and Magazines, Clothing, Puzzle Books and Games, Back Packs and Gym Bags, Phone Cards. For more information contact Kim Daino at 302-955-2427.

Heritage Shores a top community Representatives of Providence of Brookfield Homes have announced that the Heritage Shores 55+ community in Bridgeville, has been named among America’s 100 Best Master-Planned Communities by Where to Retire magazine. This is the second award for the community, which received the coveted honor of being recognized as The Best Active Adult Community in the Country by the National Association of Home Builders’ 50+ Housing Council in 2005. Each of the 100 Best Master-Planned Communities were chosen based on specific criteria determined by the editors of




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Del Tech named ‘Best in Business’

Delaware Tech has been named a great place to work in Delaware by The News Journal’s annual “Best in the Business” supplement. The News Journal partnered with Workplace Dynamics, an independent research firm, to solicit the opinions of employees working in businesses and organizations in Delaware via voluntary surveys. The College placed 8 out of 35 on the list of large companies, organizations with



more than 500 employees. Questions were related to employees’ views on their colleagues, managers, and the organization as a whole including pay and benefits, work/life balance, and opportunities for career development. Support of the local community was another criteria employees were asked to assess about their organization. Delaware Tech employees emphasized the college’s strong ties to Delawareans and Delaware businesses. “I believe our mission to serve the community plays a large role in why Delaware Tech is a great place to work,” says Dr. Hope Murray, vice president for human resources and college relations. “When students walk across the stage at graduation, and you know that local companies are hiring those graduates, it’s a satisfaction that you can’t get anywhere else.” For more information or for a list of current job openings at Delaware Tech, call 302-739-4623.








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Church Bulletins Students for Christ

Kristy Stephenson, a Seaford resident and member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, will be participating on a year-long mission trip to Berlin, Germany starting in late August. Students for Christ, the organization sponsoring her trip, is an international Christian university ministry with the mission of reconciling students to Christ such as to impact and transform the university, the marketplace and the world. Kristy is highly qualified for this mission work having participated in a Christian fellowship group at American University. To make this trip possible, $1,200 a month for a total of $13,000 is needed. If you feel led to support Kristy in this mission God has given to her, you can contact her at 302-249-0253 or email at

Mission of Hope

While you are thinking of your vacation, please keep in mind that the Mission of Hope in Seaford is still going full speed ahead in its effort to return homeless men to a productive role in the community. At vacation time it is easy to forget that the Mission needs the same level of support in August as the rest of the year. With higher gas prices, all of our budgets are feeling the strain. The Mission is doubly impacted by the “vacation lull” in contributions, and gas price hikes. The Mission of Hope provides rehabilitation, education and housing for men who are homeless. The Mission treats the causes of homelessness and gives “a hand up, not a handout”. The Mission is looking for a volunteer with “program development”

or fund-raising experience. If you have such a background, or know a possible candidate, please contact the Mission at 302-629-2559, or you can e-mail the Mission at SeafordMission@Verizon.Net, or write to Seaford Mission, PO Box 1271, Seaford, DE 19973. As always, the Mission appreciates all financial help received, and especially your prayers.

Red Cross helps Families

The American Red Cross provided emergency assistance after two fires within four days in Sussex county, left families in Bridgeville and Georgetown homeless. Red Cross volunteers responded to a fire at Booker T. Washington Street, Bridgeville on Wednesday, Aug. 1. They took care of the immediate needs of the family by providing food, clothing and temporary lodging. On Saturday July 28, a family received assistance from the American Red Cross after a fire at Wilson Hill Road, Georgetown. Local Red Cross volunteers provided the family with temporary shelter, food and clothing. Your local American Red Cross assists with the immediate disaster-caused needs of those affected by disasters by providing temporary shelter, food and clothing - free of charge to the recipients. Trained Red Cross volunteers meet with the families to give them information on the steps they should take to cope and to help them plan their recovery. For fire safety tips and ideas on how to stay safe, please visit

Bible Workshop

The Bible is full of stories, but how do we lift the words off of the page and bring those stories to life? The Rev. Michael

Forestieri, will lead us in his dynamic, interactive, and just plain fun workshop to show us how we can reach out to the generation jaded on Hollywood’s brand of entertainment. Give your community the “Gift of Story” and tell them stories from God’s life-changing Word. Workshop Date, Saturday, Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford. For more information call the church office at 629-9755.

Cash Family Singers

“The Cash Family,” a Southern gospel group, will be in concert at Blades United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12. Join us to hear this unique blend of family harmony and enthusiasm as they serve the Lord in song and praise.

Christ Lutheran Church VBS

BSSP Vacation Bible School will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, Aug. 1317, from 6- 8:30 p.m. each evening. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. This is a Bible School for the mentally challenged. If you have questions, call 629-9755. Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford.

Gethsemane UMC VBS

Ya’ll Come to Avalanche Ranch Vacation Bible School at Gethsemane United Methodist Church – Rt. 20 West, Seaford/Reliance. The learnin’ and lovin’ runs from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning Monday, Aug. 13, and ending with a barbecue on Friday, Aug. 17. There will be classes for Pre-K through Adult with a nursery provided nightly. For more information and/or to pre-register call 629-2862.

Take My Hand Ministry Meeting

The Mary and Martha Tea Room, a program of Take My Hand Ministry, Inc., meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 2-4 p.m. at 102 Maryland Ave. in Greenwood. A light lunch is served, and a guest speaker teaches and ministers. This is a women’s ministry. July’s guest speaker is Pastor Joyce Mizzelle of Grace and Mercy in Greenwood.

Union UMC Summer Events

The Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville announces their Community Hymn Sing, Sunday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m., and Ice Cream Social, Saturday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m.

Warcaster Family

Laurel Baptist Church is proud to announce (back by popular demand) The Warcaster Family of Sebring Florida will be performing here for one night only. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Aug. 12. Come for a night of Praising the Lord. The church is located on the west side of 13A, two miles south of Laurel. For more information call Shirley Metz at 875-2314, or Pastor Steve Booth, 8752422.

Memorial Garden Dedicated

The memorial garden at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church was dedicated. Memorials include a bench, a statue of St. Francis Assissi, and memorial stepping stones. The public is invited to view the garden which is located on the north side of the church on Front Street in Seaford.

DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Trap Pond, CHURCHNearLaurel, Del. 875-7715 Sun. School 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Pastor Julie A. Lewis

“A caring church, a giving church, a sharing church; showing love, warmth and friendship to all.”

St. John’s United Methodist Church

Pine & Poplar Sts., Seaford 302-629-9466 E-mail: NURSERY & HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

SUNDAY WORSHIP 8:30 & 11:15 am Traditional 9:45 Sunday School 9:50 am Contemporary

Come as you are… and be transformed in the love of Christ!

Centenary United Methodist Church “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for Over 200 Years” “NEW SONG!” - Contemporary Celebration, 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, Classes for ALL ages, 9:45 a.m. Every Traditional Family Worship, 11:00 a.m. Sunday

Rev. John W. Van Tine, Pastor, 875-3983 200 W. Market St., Laurel, Del.


1010 S. Central Ave., Laurel Phone: 875-7748 Donny Weimar, Minister Worship Services: Sunday 10 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Bible Study: 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. Fred Duncan Church: 875-4233 Parsonage: 875-3398 Sunday Services: 8:30am Praise 9:30am Sunday School,11am Worship


Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching Youth Group Sunday Night 7 pm

Worship 11 a.m. • Sun. School 10:00 a.m. Wed. Night 7:00 p.m. • Sun. Night 7:00 p.m. Located on Bethel Road between the Dual & Alt. 13 For info call: 629-3674 or 875-2915 Sr. Pastor Roland Tice

HARVEST CHRISTIAN CHURCH “Heart Felt Praise” Relevant Bible Teaching Children’s Ministry Midweek Bible Study Tom Birowski, Pastor Seaford, Del. • 628-7771

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & Old Christ Church

“A Place to Belong”

600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956 (302) 875-3644 Rev. Rita B. Nelson, Rector Holy Eucharist with Healing and Church School ~ Sunday @ 9:30 am

SUNDAY WEDNESDAY Underground Family Worship (7-12 grade) 6:15 p.m. 10:45 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Prayer Team ‘The Table’ God’s Big Back Yard (last Wed. of mo) 7:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m.

94 Walnut St. Laurel, DE 19956


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

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road 68, South of Laurel Laurel, Del.

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.

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

Christian Church of Seaford Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298 Minister: John Herbst 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

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Turn off the TV and take a walk to the Library By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Weslyan Church


I recently took a class in Kentucky with Dr. James Holsinger, Many children end President Bush’s nomination for the next surgeon general. He is a up making the prince of a man and deserves appointment to this important posisummer into endless tion. Knowing that even if he is days of TV watching. confirmed, Holsinger will likely only have until the next president for his tenure, he has chosen to focus on one issue; childhood A few years ago my wife and I realobesity. ized that for the cost of one week of vaChildren today are facing a difficult cation we could fund the annual maintechallenge to keep weight off due to the nance of our own above ground pool. nature of processed food and lethargic It was a good decision and not only lifestyle. do our kids virtually live in the water, Maybe the greatest bandit of our but it becomes a magnet for other kids health is the television. Many children who aren’t as fortunate to have their own end up making the summer into endless pool. Money well spent. days of TV watching. So, I thought I Take a walk. This is a lost habit in would offer some great summer alternathe family today that needs to be retives to such sloth. stored. The cool of the evening is a First, check out the local library. great time to get outside, walk, laugh, They have many exciting programs and and dream together. even just showing up there and enjoying I didn’t even get a chance to mention the atmosphere while finding a good bicycles, trampolines, playing catch, book is a great experience for a young kickball and a thousand more. Even a person. walk through the mall (window shopNaturally, my second suggestion is to ping only) is superior to spending the read. While this in and of itself is no night with the “idiot box” on. more aerobic than watching TV, by letRecent research claims that your body ting the imagination soar it sets children shape and size is greatly determined in up for a more active life than just being your youthful years. the constant couch potato. In a day where self image and health Swim. Fins a pool somewhere. are so indispensable, look for alternaMaybe you will need to send them to a tives to the TV that will make this sumfriend’s house, enroll in the boys and mer better, brighter, and boredom free. girls club, or head off to Trap Pond. My son summed it up well the other Swimming is a tremendous aerobic exer- day when he said, “Dad I don't want to cise and many more memories will be just watch other people do things… I made at the pool than with the remote want to do things myself!” control.


Obituaries Brenda Ann Burris, 63

Brenda Ann Burris, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 30, 2007. She was born Dec. 17, 1943 in Seaford. She was a resident of the Seaford Group Home and attended Georgetown Center in Georgetown. She also attended the Saturday Sunday School class at Christ Lutheran Church in Seaford. She was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda L. Walker. Brenda is survived by her brothers Robert F. Burris and his wife Iralene "Eenie" Burris of Easton, Md.; and Donald E. Burris and his wife Mary of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held Friday, Aug. 3, in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.

Lorine Strick, 88

Lorine Strick of Delmar passed peacefully into eternal life on Thursday, July 31, 2007 at Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Nov. 19, 1918 in Appomattox, Va., a daughter of Tony and Mary Ferguson, who predeceased her. Lorine married Raymond Strick on Oct. 12, 1950. She was in Lorine Strick home-party sales most of her life, winning numerous awards through the years. She greatly loved the Lord and was a member of the Laurel Baptist Church. Prior to the death of her husband, the two of them enjoyed volunteering and ministering at the Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Strick is survived by her daughter, Susan Groton and her husband, Bob, of Laurel; a daughter-in-law, Diane Strick of Felton; grandchildren, Michelle Evans and her husband Robert of Delmar, Melody Morgan and her companion Kevin Mutch of Millsboro, Donald Strick and his wife Shannon of Richmond, Va., and Dawn Mullins and husband Sean of Seaford. Great grandchildren include Bobby and Alyssa Evans, Hanna and Cole Strick, and Donna Gene Mullins. Mrs. Strick is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her husband who passed on Feb. 13, 2000, to whom she was married for 50 years; and her son, Donald Strick who passed on Dec. 3, 1997. A funeral service was held on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at Short Funeral Home, 13 E. Grove St., Delmar, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment was in Union Church Cemetery in Georgetown, with Pastor Stephen Booth officiating.

William A. Phillips, 75

William A. Phillips of Delmar, died July 31, 2007, with family by his side. Mr. Phillips attended Delmar Maryland High School where he was a member of the 1948 Maryland State Champion Soccer Team. He retired from Delmarva Power after 38- and a-half years of service, proudly holding positions as lineman, foreman, construction supervisor and safety and training supervisor. He was a former member of IBEW Local 1307. An avid fisherman, he was a member of the Hatteras Anglers Club. During his retirement, he passionately pursued woodworking, vegetable gardening, home improvement projects and supporting his children

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Obituaries are run without charge thanks to the support of area churches

and grandchildren in every way. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rebecca Bledsoe Phillips; sons Bob and his wife Mania Phillips and John and his wife Lynn Phillips; daughter Debi and her husband Steve Wilkins; granddaughters Kim and her husband Steve Causey, Tracy and her husband Ned Howe, Mindy and her husband Lawton Myrick, Michelle and her husband Jeff Bingham and Melissa and her husband Jake Neal; grandsons Rob and his wife Jennie Phillips, Jake Wilkins and Barry Phillips; great grandchildren Hunter, Zach, Siena, Hawkins, Gibson, Ryder, Wyatt, Jack and Baylie; and nieces Dottie, Diane, Denise and Brenda. A memorial service was held Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at the Short Funeral Home in Delmar, Delaware. Family and friends may call one hour prior to the service. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Delmar Fire Department, EMT Division, P.O. 143, Delmar, DE 19940; or Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Thomas C. Moore, 84

Thomas C. Moore of Laurel passed away at home on July 30, 2007. He was born in Concord, a son of John and Lettie Moore. Tom was a retired self-employed masonary contractor retiring in 1981. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post #19 in Laurel. A lifetime member of the D.A.V. Chapter #9, Seaford; and a lifetime member of the Laurel Fire Department Station #81. He was also a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. He enjoyed playing cards for 25 years in his basement with the Monday night card club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife and best friend of 60 years Evelyn "Buttercup" G. Moore. He is survived by his son: Dale A. Evans and his wife Jenny of Salisbury, Md.; a daughter Lettie Perry and her husband John of Seaford. His grandchildren are Brian Evans and his wife Glenda, Michael Evans and Heather Layton. Additionally there are five great grandchildren. A funeral service was held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, on Thursday, Aug. 2. Where friends called prior to the service. The Rev. John Van Tine officiated. Internment followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel. Contribution may be made in his memory to the: Laurel Fire Department, 205 W. 10th St., Laurel, DE 19956; or Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle Georgetown, DE 19947.

Eleanor Elizabeth O'Day, 87

Eleanor Elizabeth O'Day, formerly of Seaford, died Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at the Harrison House of Georgetown, Georgetown. Born in Reliance, a daughter of Bessie Tull and Raymond J. O'Day; she worked in the safety office at the DuPont Company in Seaford, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Reliance, and Sussex Chapter #7, Order of the Eastern Star. She graduated from Goldy Beacom College, Wilmington. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Melvin J. O'Day and two sisters, Anna O. Moore

and Edna M. Short. She is survived by two sisters; Carrie O. Cannon of Earlville, Md., and Willie O. Hearn, Seaford; three nieces, Barbara A. Hearn, Selbyville, Nancy E. Massey, Laurel, and Patricia E. Charles, of Elkton, Md.; three great-nieces, two greatnephews; four great-great-nieces and one great-great nephew. Services were Saturday, Aug. 4, at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, where friends may called prior to the services. Burial was private.

Alice Adele Davidson, 66

Alice Adele Davidson of Blades died peacefully at home on Monday, July 30, 2007. Mrs. Davidson was born on Nov. 3, 1940 in Millville, N.J. a daughter of Dare Thompson and Doris Geissler Peterson, Jr. She was a member of the Seaford Wesleyan Church, "The Ark," Seaford. She was a homemaker, totally devoted to her family and supporting them through all of their activities, such as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, 100 percent. She also loved to cook and crochet. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Walter C. Peterson and Dare T. Peterson, III and one sister, Judith Ann Peterson. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, William W. Davidson, Sr.; two sons, William W. Davidson, Jr. and his wife Diane of Laurel, and Douglas C. Davidson of Blades; two daughters, Doris Melson and her husband David of Seaford, and Kelly Sue Dunning and her fiancĂŠ Keith Harris of Bridgeville; three sisters, Ella M. Clough of Pennsville, N.J., Lillian "Win-

nie" Carey of Monmouth, Ore., and Jenet R. LeVan of Millsboro; 13 grandchildren, Harold, Jamie, Elizabeth, Tyler, Chelsea, Karlee, Randall, Robert, Brandon, Daniel, Caitlyn, Christopher, and Trey; six greatgrandchildren, Jason, Jamie, Shakira, Madison, Caleb, Little Trey, and two on the way. A brother-in-law, George E. Davison and wife Mary Sue of Eddyville, Ky., also survive her. Services were held on Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, where friends called prior to the service. Pastor David Kiser officiated. Interment was in the Blades Cemetery, Blades. The family suggests contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.

William R. Clark, 88

William R. Clark of Seaford died on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007 at LifeCare at Lofland Park in Seaford. Mr. Clark was born in Yeagerstown, Pa., on March 24, 1919 and graduated from Mifflintown High School as Valedictorian on May 28, 1936 and then from Lehigh University with a BS in civil engineering in May of 1940. While at Lehigh University he was a member of the Lehigh Fencing Team, of Tau Beta Pi engineering society, Alpha Phi Omega honor society and was active in the ROTC. After college he was hired by the DuPont Company as one of the first 12 engineers employed at the first Nylon Plant in the world in Seaford. Mr. Clark was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army and went on active

MORNING STAR • AUGUST 9 - 15, 2007 duty on Dec. 7, 1941 at Fort Belvoir, Va., with the Army Corps of Engineers, 548th Engineer Topographic Battalion. He was stationed in Australia and New Guinea from May 1942 through October 1944 with Engineer Intelligence of GHQ Southwestern Pacific. He then transferred to Washington, D.C. in October 1944 to serve in the Army Map Service at the Pentagon until his discharge in 1945 as a Captain. After his military service, he returned to work with the DuPont Company and worked at both the Seaford and Chattanooga, Tenn., Nylon Plants until his retirement in 1984 after 43-3/4 years of service. Mr. Clark was a member of Tall Cedars Masonic Temple for more than 61 years, DSPE (Delaware Society of Professional Engineers) and was a Past President, the Seaford Golf and Country Club, the Nanticoke Yacht Club and St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Bill married his wife Winifred "Freddie" Auker on March 3, 1945 and she passed away Aug. 27, 2006. He is survived by three sons, and their wives; William R. Clark Jr. and his wife Debra of Winchester, Va., Mark A. Clark and his wife Patricia of Atlanta, Ga., and Jay S. Clark and his wife Teresa of Rochester, N.Y. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Will Clark, Michael Clark, Matthew Clark, Caroline Clark, J. Luke Clark, Sarah Marie Clark, Shannon Harlow, Wook-Jin (Hunter) Clark, Zachary Clark and Katherine (Katie) Clark and one great-grandchild. Funeral Services were on Friday, Aug. 3, at the Cranston Funeral Home, 300 N. Shipley St., Seaford where friends called prior to the service. Graveside services were held Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mifflintown, Pa. The family suggests donations may be made to LifeCare at Lofland Park, c/o Tom Brown, 901 Middleford Road, Seaford, DE 19973; or Delaware Hospice Inc, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Albert V. Krewatch, 103

Albert V. Krewatch of Seaford, and formerly of Delmar, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007 at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford. Born in Alberta, Canada, he was a son of Joseph and Amelia Krewatch. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in electrical engineering and retired from the University of Maryland Department of Agricultural Engineering. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pattie B. Krewatch and a son, Kenneth K. Krewatch. He is survived by his daughter, Joann B. Fletcher of University Park, Md; a daughter-in-law Marjorie Thomas of Fairfax, Va.; four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Short Funeral Home, 13 East Grove St. in Delmar. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Elder Elbert Robbins will officiate. Interment was in Smith Mills Cemetery in Delmar. Contributions may be made to Smith Mills Church, c/o Mrs. Nancy Harris, 36216 Brittingham Road, Delmar, DE 19940.

Karen Jane Hitch, 65

Karen Jane Hitch of Laurel passed away at her home on Aug. 2. She was born Nov. 21, 1941 in Federalsburg, Md. a daughter of Russell Webb and Auretta Hurlock. Karen was active in the Laurel Lioness, and was founder of the Laurel Chapter of

Red Hats Ladies were she was Queen Mom, the Laurel Lunch Bunch. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Dennis Hitch; a daughter, Terri Evans and her husband Wayne of Salisbury, Md.; two sons: Dennis Hitch, II, and his wife Sue of Parsonsburg, Md., and Dirk Hitch and his wife Rhonda of Laurel; a sister, Shirley Bounds of Salisbury. Five Grandchildren: Antoinette Purnell, Karen Hitch Lance Evans, Kelsea Hitch, Brooke Hitch and Dylan Hitch. She is also survived by serveral nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service was held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, on Tuesday Aug. 7 where friends called prior to the service. The Pastor Tom Bunting officiated. Internment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel. Donations can be made in her memory to: The Emmanuel Wesleyan Church, 217 Beaglin Park Drive, Salisbury, MD. 21804.

Mary E. Cordrey Long, 78

Mary E. Cordrey Long, age 78, of Salisbury, and formerly of Delmar, died Saturday, August 4, 2007 at Coastal Hospice by the Lake in Salisbury. She was born in Parsonsburg, a daughter of the late Ralph C. Cordrey and Ruth Amelia Perdue Cordrey. Mary graduated from P.S. Dupont High School and then attended Goldey-Beacom Business College in Wilmington, where she earned her business degree. She worked in bookkeeping and accounting for several companies, including Feldman Brothers, Eastern Shore Book Processing Center and Kopper's Lumber Co. What she cherished the most was spending time with her grandchildren. She also loved animals, especially the squirrels. Being good with her hands, she enjoyed quilting, crocheting, needlepoint and counted cross-stitch. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd T. Long, Sr., who passed April 6, 1993, and a sister, Naomi Wiles. She is survived by her beloved family, two sons, Charles Cordrey and his wife, Bonnie of Delmar and Ralph Long of Salisbury; three daughters, Shirley Niblett and her husband, Eddie of Eden, Charlene Talbott and her husband, Greg of Delmar and Brenda Parsons and her husband, Bobby of Salisbury; 10 grandchildren; 12 greatgrandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Chew and Jean Banks, both of Delmar. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. at Short Funeral Home, 13 E. Grove St., Delmar, where family and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. The Rev. Carlo Leto and Pastor Oren Perdue will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Jerusalem Cemetery in Parsonsburg. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Coastal Hospice at the Lake, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.

Beatrice H. Thomas, 90

Beatrice H. Thomas of Lewes, and formerly of Delmar, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007 at Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Lewes. She was born July 10, 1917 in Wilmington, Delaware, a daughter of the late John and Lillian Hurd Heller. Beatrice was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Salisbury. She

began her nursing career as an LPN at the former Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury and retired from Salisbury Nursing Home after many years of service. She loved her work in nursing and served as past president and vice president of the LPN Nurses Association. After retirement, Mrs. Thomas resided in Pine Bluff Village in Salisbury where she enjoyed time with her friends and neighbors. She was a Beatrice wonderful cook and Thomas loved to sew and read. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Hamblin and a grandchild. She is survived by her loving family, three daughters, Yvonne "Bonnie" Balcerski and her husband, Ed of Millsboro, Beverly Wilson and her husband, Jimmie of Delmar, and Barbara Taylor and her husband, Seth of Palm City, Fla; 9 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. A visitation for family and friends was held Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Short Funeral Home, Delmar. Following the visitation, a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Delmar. Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Smyrna, followed the services Contributions may be made in her memory to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Marguerite Bowers Whitlock, 84

Marguerite Bowers Whitlock formerly of Seaford, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 at Delmar Nursing and Rehabilation, Delmar, Del. Born in Seaford, a daughter of the late Hattie Larrimore and Percy Fredrick Bowers, she was a self employed seamstress. She was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Seaford; a lifetime member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary, Virgil Wilson VFW Post 4961, Veterans of Foreign Wars. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Bruce Earl Whitlock in 2000; a brother, Alton Bowers; two sisters, Jane Phillips and Charlene Tubbs; and a daughter-in-law, Carol Lord Ellingsworth. She is survived by two sons, Fred L. Ellingsworth of Laurel, and Vernon R. Ellingsworth, Jr. and his wife Barbara of Millsboro; a sister, Ann Wingate of Laurel; three grandchildren, Scott Ellingsworth, Jessica Hudson and Noell Warren; and four great-grandchildren. Services were on Wednesday, Aug. 8, in Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford, where friends called prior to the services. Burial was in Blades Cemetery, Blades.

Maybelle Regal Bollinger, 93

Maybelle Regal Bollinger of Whitesboro, Texas passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 in Gordonville, Texas. She was born on March 30, 1914 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of the late Roy and Clara Regal. She worked as a housemother for more than 25 years with the State School System. She attended New Day Tabernacle Church of God in Whitesboro. She is survived by two sons, James Kaboto of Plano, Texas, Ron Bollinger of Barrington, Ill., two daughters, Cleo Kennedy of Gordonville, Texas, Joan Milligan of Greenwood, Del., a sister-in-law, Cleo Regal of Bowling Green, Ohio, and a cousin, Bethany Rhunhart, of Toledo, Ohio.

PAGE 27 Funeral service were held on Aug. 3, at Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro. Interment was at Brookview Church Cemetery in Brookview.

James Ernest Finney, Sr., 62

James Ernest "Baby James" Finney, Sr. of Millsboro died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was born in Millsboro, a son of the James Henry, and Mary Harmon Finney, who predeceased him. Mr. Finney was a retired truck driver, having worked for Townsends for 25 years, and S&R Distributors for 10 years, and was currently an employee of Stockley Center, on Medical Leave. He was married to Ethel Collins Finney for 42 years. He was a loving man, a loving father, loving grandfather, and a loving friend. He was a wonderful singer. He was a member of Bible Church of Christ, Dagsboro. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, James E. Finney, Jr. and his wife Celestine, of Columbia, S.C., and Darrus Finney, of Millsboro; three daughters, Delia Hall and her husband, Timothy of Millsboro, Jacqueline Hudson and her husband, William of Selbyville, and E. Melody Edme, of Boston, Mass; two brothers, Robert Mannings of Dover, and Simon Mannings of Millsboro; one sister, Joann Thompson of Millsboro; a godson, Julian Coffee, and two special aunts, Jennie "Tinky" Hitchens and Blanche "Sickie" Miller; eight grandchildren, Timothy, Tempesit, William III, Mylez, Ashia, Jame Elah James III, nd Darneeka. One greatgrandchild, Tyleia and a host of nieces and nephews. Services for him were on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Bible Church of Christ, Diamond Acres, Dagsboro. A viewing was held Tuesday evening at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro and one hour prior to the service. Interment was in Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery with Elder Edward Cannon officiating. Donations to Bible Church of Christ, Diamond Acres, Dagsboro 19939.

Victoria Torres-Morales, 91

Victoria Torres-Morales of Georgetown, formerly from Puerto Rico, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at home. Born in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, a daughter of Francisco and Martina Morales Torres, who preceded her in death. She was a retired domestic laborer. She was a devout Roman Catholic and was a member of Immaculate Conception Parrish in Guananilla, P.R. She was a devoted mother, loved to sew and loved flowers. She was very close to, loyal to, and loved her neighbors. She was also a very protective lady who raised four children whom she loved very dearly. She is survived by two sons, Edwin Rodriguez of Puerto Rico; and Aladino "Cookie" Rodriguez, and his wife Kandy, of Georgetown; two sisters, Eloisa Torres, of Pennsylvania, and Porforia TorresMorales of Florida. Five grandchildren, Rafael, Aladino Jr., Linsay Joe, Robert, and Jason, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jose Onel Rodriguez-Torres in 1991 and Paschal Rafael Rodriguez-Torres in 1993. A graveside service was held at Millsboro Cemetery on Wednesday, Aug. 8, with Pastor John Betts officiating. A viewing was held at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, prior to the service. Contributions to offset funeral expenses would be appreciated. Checks should be payable to Kandy Rodriguez, c/o : Watson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 125, Millsboro, DE 19966.


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Community Bulletin Board Events AFRAM Festival

The 10th Annual AFRAM Festival committee is putting finishing touches on plans for the upcoming event, which will take place at Nutter Park in Seaford on Friday night, August 10th and all day Saturday, August 11th. This year's parade (10:00 am Saturday) has numerous entries and the committee is encouraging the entire community to come out for the celebration!

Laurel Youth Sports Hockey Clinic

Laurel Youth Sports Hockey Clinic for ages 8-12 years, on Thursday evenings, 67:30 p.m. Starts Sept. 6 for eight weeks plus one Play Day. $25 per player. Incoming 6th-9th graders, Laurel Youth Sports Hockey Camp, Aug. 20-24, 6-7:30 p.m., $35 per camper. Call Amy at 8758620.

Fall Victorian Tea

The Seaford Historical Society's fall Victorian Tea will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Ross Mansion at 2 p.m. Jeanne Conner, chairperson for the Victorian Teas, does extensive research of Victorian era recipes in order to have a unique and different menu at each tea. She then instructs her team of volunteer cooks with the preparation of the six sweets and six savories. Margaret Alexander oversees the serving. Hostesses are in period costume adding to the ambiance of the historic mansion. Charge for the tea is $10 per person. Seating is arranged with four people at each table. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Ruthe Wainwright at 6298765. Persons wishing to sit together should so indicate when making reservations. Seating is limited to 40 people.

Seaford Historical Society Picnic

The annual picnic for the members of the Seaford Historical Society will take place on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. on the Ross Mansion lawn. Each family is asked to bring a vegetable, salad, or dessert. Fried chicken and beverages will be provided. The charge is $5 per person. Anyone who would like to attend but is not a member may join that evening. Membership costs $15 per individual or $25 per family. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Nancy Hickman at 629-6337 before Sept. 4. The Mansion, gift shop, slave quarters and granary will be open for self guided tours.

Greenwoood Library Workshop

Greenwood Public Library will host a free workshop "Are You Ready to Own a Business?", on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. This workshop will provide information on Entrepreneurship Readiness and is sponsored by the Delaware Money School. Topics covered at this workshop will include: • Pros and cons of small business own-

ership. • A self-assessment to help determine what it takes to be a business owner. • The significance of Market Research. • Financing your business. • The importance of developing a Business Plan. • Where you can go for help. The Greenwood Public Library is located on the corner of Market Street (Rt.16) and Mill Street just east of the railroad tracks in Greenwood. Registration or information is available online a or by calling (302) 349-5309 or (302) 4656870.

Vera Bradley Bingo

LifeCare at Lofland Park will hold a Vera Bradley Bingo on Thursday, Aug. 30, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several Vera Bradley items, including the Messenger, Bowler, Small Duffel and several other prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Several chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact Tawnya Dennis 629-3000, ext. 8452, or Melissa Sockriter 628-3000, ext. 8300.

Possum Point Yard Sale

Possum Point Players 3rd annual Yard Sale is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11. Possum volunteers set up the sale booth outdoors and inside the main hall. Those who enjoy yard sales are invited and encouraged to visit Possum Hall on Aug. 11. The sale will take place rain or shine. It will begin promptly at 7 a.m., running until noon. Persons who wish to make a donation of items to sell are asked to bring them to Possum Hall from Aug. 4-10. It is advised to contact the theatre office at 302-8563460 for hours. Possum Point Players can provide you with a tax deduction letter for your donation upon request. Items that will be accepted include, but are not limited to: books, bikes, toys, tech equipment, exercise equipment, music, musical instruments, household appliances, furniture and sporting goods. Clothes will be accepted in sizes from baby to young children, only. This annual event has been a fund-raiser for Possum Point Players, a non-profit community theatre, since 2005. Members and volunteers from the community donate items for the sale. All proceeds and donations go to the theatre's Capital Fund, to be used for maintenance and improvements to the Possum Hall building and grounds.

Little Miss Apple Scrapple

Join in the excitement of the second annual Little Miss Apple-Scrapple Pageant. It will be an exciting evening showcasing the talents of the local community. The pageant is open to girls between the ages of 5-8 who reside in the Woodbridge School District. Each contestant

will have the opportunity to share her talent and personality. All proceeds from the pageant will benefit the Apple-Scrapple Scholarship Fund. For more information or to request an application packet contact Rita Hovermale at 337-8318 or Tickets for the pageant will be available at the door for $2 each.

Mystery Dinner Theater

Laurel Wesleyan Church presents a Mystery Theater Dinner, “The Case of the Show-Stopping Nun Nabber,” on Oct. 18 and 19, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale, Aug. 12. Ticket prices are $20 adults, $10 students 8-18, and $5 childcare for kids seven and under. Proceeds benefit Laurel Wesleyan Youth attending an International Youth Convention. For more information and tickets call the church office at 875-5380.

Miller Family Reunion

The 23rd family reunion of Samuel and Elizabeth Miller will be at St. George’s Church hall, near Laurel, Saturday, Aug. 11, at noon. Dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. Each family should bring meat, vegetable, salad or dessert. Call 302-846-2336 for more information.

Midway Lions Club, Texas Hold’em

The Midway Lions Club will sponsor a Texas Hold-em on Friday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Indian River Fire House. For information call Joe Smith at 302436-8142. Directions to Texas Hold-em at Indian River Fire House: From Rt. 113 go east on Rt. 24 to Rt. 5 turn right to fire house — From Rt. 1 go west on Rt. 24 to Rt. 5 turn left to fire house. Proceeds benefit local charities for sight & hearing.

Annual Youth Fishing Tournament

American Legion Post 19, Laurel and A&K Enterprises will be holding their Annual Youth Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. till noon on Broad Creek. Prizes galore, including the Benson Family Savings Bond. There will also be snacks and sodas for the participants. Register at A&K Tackle at 201 North Central Ave., Laurel.

Longaberger Basket Bingo

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Walk for Breast Cancer Drawing

Local Avon representative Renee Smith will be participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer this year. Tickets are being sold for a drawing to help send Smith to the event. The prize will be a 2007 Longaberger Horizon of Hope Basket with 2 pink mugs or an avon gift basket. Tickets are a donation of $5 each or three for $13 and 300 are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Renee Smith at 337-0352 or to just make a donation, go to and click on Renee Smith. The drawing will take place on Sept. 15.

Get a Clue at the Library

As part of their Summer Reading Program, "Get a Clue @ the Library," the Greenwood Public Library is presenting "Mad Science Monday." Exploring water is the theme for this free session, which will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13. It will take place at the library at 100 Mill St. in Greenwood. For further information, contact: Donna Prine Carter, at the Greenwood Public Library, 349-5309.

Eming's BBQ Chicken Dinner

Eming's BBQ Chicken Dinner, sponsored by Bethel Community House at Oak Grove, Friday, Aug. 17. Carry out only. Price $7.50. Pick up time 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., will deliver to your business if desired. For tickets or information, call 410754-8681 or 302-337-8836, by Aug. 13.

Class of 1977 Reunion

The Laurel Senior High School Class of 1977 will be celebrating their 30th year class reunion on Oct. 20. The reunion will be held at the Laurel Fire Department's auditorium. For more information, call Susan (Tull) Collins @ 410-943-8303 or Barry Munoz at 875-7408.

Summer Camp at ECS

Summer camp at Epworth Christian School in Laurel will take place Monday through Friday and will run through Aug. 17 with registration from 8 - 9 a.m. and pickup by 5:30 p.m. Activities include sports, games, contests, trips, swimming and more. Each day will include a Bible lesson with life applications. The cost of camp for the entire summer is $1,100 or by the week for $115 or daily for $25. For registration information, contact Coach Greg at 875-4488.

Trap Pond volunteers sought

Trap Pond offers free camping in exchange for volunteer services (required for free camping, 24 hours per week of volunteering). Host programs available in the campground, Nature Center, maintenance and administrative. Check out our other awards for short term volunteering. For more information, contact: Glen.Stubbolo or call 302739-1960.

Laurel Public Library Event

The library offers a variety of specialinterest clubs that will meet on a weekly basis throughout the summer. An acting club for children in grades 26 will meet on Monday evenings from 66:45. No experience (or ability!) necessary. Mystery lovers in grades 3-6 have a “Who-Done-It-Club” that will meet on Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. Builders in grades K-6 can use their imagination and expertise with all kinds of interesting materials each Thursday at 3 p.m. at our “Build It!” club. Additionally, the library will have preschool story time for children ages 2-5 on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; and OK book time, a book and activity time for children in grades 1-4, on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

Laurel History Books Still Available

A few copies of the 19th Century History of Laurel, published by the Laurel Historical Society may still be purchased at either the Laurel Town Office, Laurel Public Library, or O’Neal’s Antiques. The price remains at $45 each. For further information or to arrange to have a book mailed please call 875-4217. There is a $5 mailing fee.

Get a Clue at Your Library

The Delmar Public Library will hold its first Adult Summer Reading Program. Some of the special events and programs will include Mystery Bingo, family movie nights, CSI Maryland: The Real Story of Criminal Investigations, Don't Be a Victim: Get a Clue on Self-Defense and a special presentation from author, Evelyn David, entitled How to Commit Murder. To go out with a bang, ASRP participants will be invited to a murder mystery party: Survivor: The Tribal Council. For more information, Contact Veronica Schell, Delmar Public Library.

Baseball Equipment Needed

Any baseball equipment, used or unused, is needed for an Eagle Scout Project. Equipment will be collected, refurbished, and sent to the Dominican Republic. Contact Kirby Mills via email at or by phone 1302-690-2749 if you can be of any assistance.

Teens and Parents of Teens

Looking for something to do this summer? Looking for something for your teenage son or daughter to do this summer? Check out teen volunteer opportunities at the Laurel Public Library. We have an interesting group of teens in grades 7-12 from all over the area. They plan programs, perform skits, help with crafts and help with program set-up. Some teens help us by keeping our books in order and assist with getting our books ready to be checked out. For more information, contact Becky Norton at 875-3184 or by email at

Meetings Delaware Equine Council Meeting

Delaware Equine Council's next meeting will be Monday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m., located at the Harrington Public Library, Harrington.

All those interested in horses are welcome. A review of the State Fair, update of Mascot Contest and Scholarship Announcements. For more information contact Peggy at 629-5233.

PAGE 29 Anyone who is interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For more information feel free to call 875-5153.

Seaford Widowed Persons

AARP Chapter #5340 Meeting

AARP Chapter #5340 will hold a Board Meeting at 10 a.m., Aug. 27, at the Nanticoke Tribe Lodge #21, Rt 113, 1/2 mile South of 1st State Chevrolet, Georgetown. All members are encouraged to attend. For details call Cathey Betts president 856-3441.

The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral.The planned guest speaker will be Laura Mears speaking on the new library. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.Come join us — we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.

Laurel Chamber Meetings

L.H.S. Class of 1956 to meet

The Laurel Chamber of Commerce will hold a meeting On Aug. 14, at 5:30 p.m., at the Chamber office. If you were kind enough to put out signs for the July 4th celebration, please return them to the Laurel Town Hall. Thank you.

Marine Corps League

The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford.

Sons of Confederate Veterans

The Maj. Gen. Arnold Elzey Camp #1940, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the first Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Salisbury Library at 7 p.m.

Trap Pond Partners

Trap Pond Partners’ monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month.


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The Laurel High School Class of 1956 will hold their quarterly luncheon at the Laurel Dutch Inn in Laurel, Friday, Aug. 17, at ll:30 a.m. Members and spouses who are attending should contact Frank Calio at 875-3770.

H.A.P.P.E.N. Meeting

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Cancer Support Group

The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.

Sight & Sound Theater Trip

A bus trip to Sight and Sound Theater, Strasburg, (Lancaster, Pa.), for the show “In the Beginning,” on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Bus will leave New Liberty Wesleyan Church at Federalsburg Road-Bridgeville Road, at 7:45 a.m. We will return at 8 p.m. Price includes show at noon, buffet luncheon at 3 p.m. at Hershey Farms Restaurant. For more information call Lorraine at 629-8928.

AARP Chapter 915 Trip

Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or

AARP Chapter 915 presents Kutsher’s Country Club in the Catskill Mountains of New York State, three days-two nights, Sept. 18-20, for only $340, per person, double occupancy. $60 additional single supplement. Included in the price: Two night accommodations in super deluxe rooms at Kutsher’s, two full breakfasts, two lunches and two complete dinners. For information and reservations call: 410-754-8588, Pick-up will be in Denton, Md.; or 410-822-2314, Federalsburg. Travelers insurance is available for purchase.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla

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Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.

Trips Delaware Tech Adult Plus+ Trips

Active Seniors can broaden their horizons with a variety of upcoming trips and activities sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Ownes Campus. Travel to the Dutch Apple Diner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. to see “Swing,” watch the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Florida Marlins at Citizens Bank Park, or see Patsy Cline in concert on August 10. Also in August, tour the exhibit of King Tut or experience a performance of “Wicked” at the Hipppodome in Baltimore. On August 23, take advantage of a second trip to Philadelphia to see the Phillies take on the Dodgers. For more information on these and other Adult Plus+ offerings, or to register, call 302-856-5618.

Trip to Vermont

Methodist Manor House will host a fall trip to Vermont on Oct. 17-20. This four-day, three-night trip features a luncheon at the Trapp Family Lodge among many other exciting features. Your cost of $440 per person (double occupancy) includes lodging, most meals, motor coach transportation, all taxes and gratuities and luggage handling. To register or for more information, call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631. Only a few seats left.

A bus trip to Sight and Sound Theater in Strasburg, Pa., to see “In the Beginning” on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Cost is $90 per person and includes show and buffet lunchen at Hershey Farms Restaurant. Bus leaves St. George's United Methodist Church near Laurel at 7 a.m. and resturns at 8 p.m. For more information call (302) 8462301.

Senior Center's Myrtle Beach Trip

Nanticoke Senior Center's Myrtle Beach Trip on Oct. 15-20, 6 days and 5 nights, cost $790 double occupancy. Deposit of $200 is due upon signing. Final payment due no later than Sept. 7. Trip includes: A visit to the Alabama Theatre, The Carolina Opry, Brookgreen Gardens Guided Tour, Carolin Elegance Tour, and Historic Georgetown, S.C. Dinner Choices at The Parson's Table, Ryan's Seak House, and The Chestnut Hill Restaurant. All Tips and Gratuities. For information and sign-ups: call 6294939.

Trip to Washington D.C.

The Seaford Historical Society is sponsoring a trip to the National Museum of the American Indian and the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The bus will depart from the Sears parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and leave Washington at approximately 4 p.m. to return home. The cost is $55 for members and $70 for non-members (includes one year membership.) Reservations can be made by calling Helen Ann Smith 629-8802 before Sept. 15.

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AARP Chapter 1084 Trips ‘Tons of Money’ The Seaford AARP 1084 is having a trip to see the comedy “Tons of Money” on Sept. 26. Cost is $60. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180. Foxwoods & Mohegan Casinos The Seaford AARP 1084 is having a trip to Connecticut, on Oct. 8-10. We will be staying at Foxwood and visiting Mohegan Sun. Even if you don’t gamble, these are must see resorts. Included are three meals plus more. The cost is $239 for three days. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180. Medieval Times Dinner Theatre The Seaford AARP 1084 is having a trip on Oct. 14 to Hanover, Md. The bus leaves Seaford 1:30 p.m. Watch an exciting performance of knights on horses while you enjoy your dinner. Cost is $60. (Due Aug. 1.) Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180. Wheeling Festival Of Lights Seaford AARP 1084 is accepting reservations for a 3-day bus trip to Wheeling, W.Va., Nov. 13-15 for the Festival of Lights. The trip includes two nights lodging at Wheeling Island Casino Hotel, two full course breakfasts, two dinners including a holiday dinner show, Oglebay Park festi-

val of lights tour, Colonel Oglebay's mansion museum, Glass museum, Kruger Street toy & train museum, Winter Fantasy displays and Greyhound racing at Wheeling Island race track. Cost is $335 per person. Call Margaret Wootten at 629-7419.

Longaberger Bus Trip

Longaberger collectors will want to step aboard a bus trip to Boyd’s Bear Country in Gettysburg, Pa., for the Boyd’s Bear Country Basket Fest! Join Longaberger, America's premier maker of handcrafted baskets, pottery and wrought iron at the World's Most Humongous Teddy Bear Store for a fun-filled event that takes place Saturday, Aug. 18. The bus will leave from the Seaford Village Shopping Center at 6 a.m. and return at 8 p.m. The cost is $59 per person (includes motor coach transportation, snack filled Longaberger Tote and door prizes). For more information and reservations call Renee Morris (628-3539), Ruth Ann Gray (349-4344) or Michele Bell (6288801)

Food Breakfast Cafe VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.

S.C.O.L.D.M. invites all to Picnic & Bluegrass Concert The Sussex County Organization to Limit Development Mistakes (S.C.O.L.D.M.) is sponsoring a picnic on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the farm-stead of Mr. and Mrs. Brohawn, one mile east of Laurel. S.C.O.L.D.M. invites all who are against the over-development of Sussex County. The tickets are $20 each ($5 children under 12) and include fried chicken, hot dogs, several side dishes, rolls and more. Quality oyster sandwiches will be sold separately. Tickets will be by RSVP only and must be prepaid by Aug. 13. Spokesman WD Whaley said everyone is welcome. “Since we organized last September we've talked with a lot of people who think this county is being over-developed. This is a fun way for all of us to get together and plan


Crab and Watermelon Feast

First State Heritage Park to hold lantern tour

Join the Friends of County Councilman Vance Phillips for a time of fun, food and family. It’s the 11th Annual Crab feast and Watermelon Extravaganza. Meet some new faces and see some old friends on Aug. 25, 3 p.m. at Cypress Point, Trap Pond. There will be live music, games for the kids, and all the seafood and watermelons you can eat. Contact Karen Marvin at 302-519-8032 Visit for more information.

Staff of the First State Heritage Park at Dover debut a new lantern tour of the historic cemetery at Dover's First Presbyterian Church on Friday, Aug. 10 at 8:30 p.m. Participants will investigate the meanings of funerary art and pay tribute to some of Delaware's greatest leaders. The program fee is $5 for adults and $2 for children. A second tour is scheduled for Friday, August 21 at 8:30 p.m. This tour was made possible through the support of the Presbyterian Church of Dover, Ronald Sherman, chair of the church's cemetery committee, and the exhaustive research of the cemetery conducted by David Holland. Tours begin at Museum Square, located at the corner of W. North Street and Governor's Avenue. The First State Heritage Park will also offer lantern tours of the Dover Green on Aug. 17 and of Christ Church Cemetery on Aug. 24. All tours begin at 8:30 p.m., and the fee is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Tour space is limited, so call (302) 739-9194 for reservations and payment information.

Biff Lee ‘Pig-Pickin’ Biff Lee, 40th District Representative, invites everyone to his 20th annual “PigPickin”. This event will take place at the Laurel Fire Hall on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 4 till 7 p.m. All-you-can-eat barbecued pork and all the “fixins” will be available for everyone to enjoy. Children under age 12 accompanied by an adult are free. Price is $15 and tickets are available at Richard Small Insurance, or can be purchased at the door. You may also send checks for tickets to Friends for Lee, Post Office Box 186, Bethel, DE. 19931.


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The first annual Seaford Summer Music Festival benefiting The Trinity Foundation and The Delaware Charitable Music Association hosted by Lower Delaware Tourism, Standard Distributors and T-Mo Promotions takes place on Aug. 18, kicking off at noon and ending at midnight on the grounds of the picturesque historic Governor's Ross Mansion in Seaford. The grounds of the Ross Mansion will be open for a day of fun for the entire family providing art, entertainment, games and educational programs for kids. Included are a live graffiti wall, a car and bike show, art & craft exhibits, merchandise sales, food and beverage vendors and an array of musical talent on

two stages. This festival features regional bands including Delaware's own Lower Case Blues, Minos Conway, local favorites Chowder Foot and Continuum, along with Lefty Groove and Mad-Sweet Pangs. The headliners for the day Lionize, Third Eye and fresh off their European tour SOJA will surely mesmerize you with their performances. This Annual festival welcomes tailgaters and has designated an area just for them. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate for $12 and children under 10 are free.

Wicomico Civic Center to host dinner theatre honoring Sam Cooke Enjoy a unique dinner theatre experience at the Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, this September. Three performances of “Sing It Again Sam,” a musical tribute to the legendary entertainer Sam Cooke, will be held Sept. 7-9, on stage in the Midway Room. Each

performance will begin at 7 p.m. following a 5:30 p.m. dinner provided by Encore Catering. Tickets which include dinner and the show are just $50 plus fees. To purchase tickets visit the Civic Center box office, or www.WicomicoCivic- To charge by phone call 410-548-4911. Group rates are offered. Sam Cooke is known as the man who invented soul. Two sides of his career will be depicted throughout the performance. Cooke will be shown as the lead singer for

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Entertainment Festival Hispano to return to Millsboro El Centro Cultural is pleased to invite the public to attend Festival Hispano. This year, the community event will be held on Sunday, Aug. 19, in Millsboro. Festival Hispano starts at noon and lasts until 6 p.m. The event is free for the whole family and conveniently located at the Little League Complex on State Street in Millsboro. El Centro Cultural began the event 13 years ago to highlight local talent and expose area residents to cultural and traditional music from Latin America. Festival Hispano is a wonderful day for native Delawareans and visiting tourists to experience music, dancing, and food. Festival Hispano is a fabulous cultural celebration for the many Hispanic immigrants who have come from many different countries to live and work in Sussex County. This year's program is packed with local favorites and some out of town musical groups. The local groups include a marimba

band, a mariachi band, traditional Mexican dances, music from the Andes, and a Puerto Rican dance company. Grupo Citlalli, a Mexican children's dance company from the Wilmington area will return this year. Los Gavilanes is a local Mariachi band that often performs at La Quetzalteca Mexican Restaurant in Millsboro. Pura Cepa will delight the crowd with traditional dances from the island of Puerto Rico. The crowd will enjoy the return of the local group Katari. This group was formed in Sussex County and has a huge repertoire including music from the Andes, Pre-Columbian music, music from Mayas and Aztecs, folklore from Spain and Latin America as well as African Latino rhythms. El Centro Cultural is always excited to find new local groups and promote these groups at local community events. Display tables with community information in Spanish and lo-

Festival of Trees Committee invites sponsors, decorators The 2007 Festival of Trees Committee invites individuals and businesses to support this year's event by sponsoring a tree or wreath or offering your talents as a decorator, while benefiting Delaware Hospice’s services to the community. The Festival of Trees is the premier annual family event that ushers in the holiday season statewide. Hosted by the nonprofit Delaware Hospice as a fundraiser to support its programs, the Festival of Trees features a magnificent display of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. Local businesses and individuals sponsor the trees and wreaths, which are decorated by local artisans who contribute their time and talent to decorate. At the close of the Festival of Trees, many of the decorated trees and wreaths are delivered to either the sponsor or to a destination chosen by the sponsor, including schools, Habitat families, nursing homes, etc., within Sussex County. While the tree and wreath display is the heart of the Festival, a variety of events help makes the weekend truly special. Three hun-

Kelly Allen of Seaford begins to decorate one of the trees that will be on display at the 2007 Festival of Trees. Kelly has volunteered for several years as a decorator.

dred volunteers work year-round to create this event, which is Delaware Hospice's major annual fundraiser. To learn more about the Festival of Trees and how you can contribute, call Delaware Hospice’s Georgetown Office at 8567717. For more information about Delaware Hospice’s programs and services, upcoming events, or employment opportunities, call 800-838-9800 or visit our website,

cal businesses which offer products and services to the Hispanic community will crowd the main field. Festival Hispano is proud to

have a designated children's area with a moon bounce, piñatas, games, and information tables about social service agencies in Sussex County which target lati-

no families. For more information about the festival, email or call (302) 745-6828.


MORNING STAR • AUGUST 9 - 15, 2007

Police Journal House fire result of faulty wiring, fire marshal says

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a house fire that occurred at 9:45 p.m. on Aug. 1 on the 20000 block of Booker T. Washington St. in the Coverdale area of Bridgeville. The Seaford Fire Department responded to the scene and was assisted by the Blades Fire Department. Upon arrival, they encountered heavy fire to the north end of the structure. The home, owned by Gwendolyn Jackson, was not occupied at the time of the fire. The fire was reported by a neighbor who stated he observed heavy smoke and fire conditions in the roof area over the kitchen. Delaware State Fire Marshal Investigators have determined that the fire originated in the ceiling of the kitchen and was caused by an electrical malfunction of the house wiring. Damages have been estimated at $50,000.

State police investigate fatal crash at Greenwood

On Thursday, August 2, 2007 the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) responded to (SR 16) West Market St. in the town limits of Greenwood to investigate a vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Greenwood man. Upon arrival at the scene, investigators learned that a 2007 Pontiac Solstice operated by William J. Craig, Jr., 61, of Glenn Burnie, Md. was eastbound on SR 16 approaching the town limits of Greenwood. As the Pontiac continued east on SR 16, a 2000 Ford Windstar operated by Valentine W. Miller, 88, of Greenwood was traveling westbound on SR 16. The Pontiac crossed the centerline and struck the left front of the Ford Windstar. Miller was not wearing his seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene. Craig was wearing a seatbelt and was flown to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, treated and released for minor lacerations and abrasions. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash and the crash remains under investigation.

Jacobs arrested on theft and forgery charges

On Aug. 1, Robert F. Jacobs was returned to Delaware and arrested on a Kent County Superior Court indictment. Jacobs, 51, formerly of Milford, was the director of the now defunct Slam Dunk to the Beach high school basketball tournament in Sussex County. Jacobs was indicted after the Delaware Department of Justice investigated theft

and forgery crimes that occurred from July 2003 to October 2004. Jacobs was apprehended at a residence in Miami, Fla. on July 17 and extradited to Delaware on Aug. 2. State detectives transported Jacobs to Troop 3 where he was arraigned via video phone at Justice of the Peace Court #2. Jacobs was charged with one count of theft over $50,000 (Class E felony) and twelve counts of forgery 2nd degree (Class G felonies). He was committed to the Delaware Correctional Center on $37,000 cash bail.

Seaford man fails to re-register as sex offender

Delaware State Police have arrested Chris Givens, 31 of Seaford for failing to re-register as a sex offender. Members of the Sex Offender Task Force received information on July 30 that Givens was residing at a residence on County Seat Hwy. in Laurel. Records with the State Bureau of Identification indicate that Givens was living on E. Third St. in Seaford. Givens did not notify the State Bureau of Identification within the required 7 day time frame with his new address in Laurel. As a result, Givens was charged with failing to re-register as a sex offender on July 31. Investigators contacted Givens and he turned himself in at Troop #5 in Bridgeville. Givens has changed his records with the State Bureau of Identification to list his address in Laurel. He was arraigned and released on a $1000 unsecured bond.

Public Auction Of Valuable Real Estate Laurel, Delaware Sat., August 18, 2007 • 11:00 a.m. Location: 30311 Seaford Road, Laurel, Delaware. From Route 13 turn on to W. Market Street, go to stop light, turn right on to Seaford Road home is located approx. 1/2 mile on the right. (Sign posted.) One and one half story home on a 22,500 sq. ft. lot to include: living room, dining room, family room, 2 bedrooms, bath, kitchen, full basement, attic and out buildings. Home has had a new roof, new siding, replacement windows, new heat and air all in the past 5 years. Great starter home or for retiree’s or rental. View our website for pictures and complete terms Terms: $10,000.00 down payment in the form of cash, cashiers check or certified check made payable to Watson’s Auction & Realty Service, Inc.. Balance to be paid within 45 days when a good and marketable deed will be given. A 5% buyer’s premium to be charged on the final selling price. Property is being sold “As Is Where Is”. All state and county transfer taxes to be divided equally between the buyer & seller. Any and all other fees or costs will be the sole responsibility of the buyer. The seller reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, but it is the seller’s intent to sell the Property. Broker participation invited, please contact our office for more information. Open house to be held Thursday August 9th from 4 PM- 6PM.

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Crash near Bridgville takes the life of Milford man

The Delaware State Police State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) is currently investigating a fatal vehicle crash that occurred on July 29 at 1:30 a.m. Delaware State Police troopers from Troop 5 responded to a single vehicle crash that occurred on Blanchard Rd., northwest of Bridgeville. Upon arrival, investigators learned that a 2000 Dodge Intrepid operated by David E. Holt, 24, of Harrington was westbound on Blanchard Rd. west of Adams Road. The Intrepid was traveling at a high rate of speed and was unable to negotiate a curve. The Intrepid exited the road and overturned, ejecting the passengers, who were not wearing seatbelts. Larry W. Wilkerson, 25, of Harrington, a passenger, was ejected. Continued to page 44



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‘04 COLEMAN POP-UP CAMPER, like new, used 4 times. 1 king, 1 dbl., sleeps 6-8, AC, refrig, table, sink, 2 stoves, scr. porch, awning & many extras. Garage kept, $5500 OBO. 337-8569. 8/9

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LEGALS NOTICE OF OFFICIAL POSSESSION The Laurel Police Department has recovered a black, off brand, 80 C.C. Four Wheeler in the area of Tenth & Wolfe Street, Laurel, Delaware. If you are owner of described property, please make claim and proof of ownership by Monday, September 10, 2007. Should the property not be claimed within the time specified, the Town of Laurel will deem the property abandoned and it will be disposed of by the town as specified in the Town of Laurel Code, Chapter 112, Section 4. Claim and proof of ownership may be made by contacting Police Chief Jamie Wilson, at 302-8752244 or at the Laurel Police Department, P.O. Box 622, Laurel, Delaware 19956. 8/9/1tc


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Nanticoke Hundred Case No. 9919 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a variance and a special use exception as provided by: Chapter 115, Article IV, Subsection 115-25, Item C of said ordinance of VIOLET WATERS who is seeking a variance from the front yard setback requirement and a special use exception to expand an exist-

ing day care facility, to be located east of Road 516, 700 feet north of Road 525. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, SEPTEMBER 10, 2007, at 7:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. All interested parties should attend and present their views. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 8/9/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Seaford Hundred Case No. 9923 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a special use exception as provided by: Chapter 115, Article IV, Subsection 11523, Item A of said ordinance of DESIREE LEE BLACK who is seeking a special use exception to retain a manufactured home on a medical hardship basis, to be located north of Road 538, 600 feet east of Maryland-Delaware line. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, SEPTEMBER 10, 2007, at 7:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. All interested parties should attend and present their views. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 8/9/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Broad Creek Hundred Case No. 9924 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a special use exception as provided by: Chapter 115, Article IV, Subsection 11523, Item A of said ordinance of FRED J. AND BONITA F.

TAYLOR who are seeking a special use exception to place a manufactured home on a medical hardship basis, to be located southeast of Road 485, 443 feet southwest of U.S. Route 13A. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, SEPTEMBER 10, 2007, at 7:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. All interested parties should attend and present their views. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 8/9/1tc

NOTICE Estate of Grace B. Himes, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Grace B. Himes who departed this life on the 13th day of April, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto William J. Himes, Jr., Isabelle M. Himes on the 24th day of July, A.D. 2007, 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 13th day of December, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: William J. Himes, Jr. 714 E. King St., Seaford, DE 19973 Isabelle M. Himes 142 Holly Oak Drive, Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: James A. Yori, Esq. Fuqua & Yori P.O. Box 250 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 8/2/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Angela Maria Vilone, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Angela Maria Vilone who departed this life on the 3rd day of July, A.D. 2007 late of Delmar, DE were duly granted unto Angelica Lee Ent on the 12th day of July, See LEGALS—page 39

MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 38 A.D. 2007, 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 3rd day of March, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Angelica Lee Ent 31178 Old Ocean City Road Salisbury, MD 21801 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 7/26/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Marquerite J. Austin, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Marquerite J. Austin who departed this life on the 28th day of June, A.D. 2007 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Eva W. Shockley, June Ellen West on the 12th day of July, A.D. 2007, 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 28th day of February, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executrices: Eva W. Shockley 10100 Woodland Ferry Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 June Ellen West 18534 Shiloh Church Rd. Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 7/26/3tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL THAT certain lot, piece and parcel of land, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, being designated as Lot #4 on a Plot of COUNTRY ACRES, of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County in Plot

Book 76, Page 291 and being more particularly described in accordance with a survey prepared by John H. Plummer and Assoc., Inc., dated July 20, 2005, as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at an iron rod/cap found on the southerly right of way line of Country Court (50 feet R/W) marking a corner for this parcel and a corner for Lot #5; thence proceeding by and with the southerly right of way line of Country Court the following three courses and distances: (1) defecting with a curve having a radius of 175.00 feet an arc distance of 21.72 feet to an iron rod/cap found; (2) defecting with a curve with a radius of 25.00 feet an arc distance of 28.0l feet to an iron rod/cap found; and (3) South 41 degrees 4 minutes 26 seconds East 97.92 feet to an iron rod/cap found marking a corner for this parcel and a corner for Lot #3; thence proceeding by and with the line of Lot No.3, South 29 degrees 36 minutes 11 seconds West 250.31 feet to an iron rod/cap found marking a corner for this parcel; thence turning and running North 45 degrees 37 minutes 20 seconds West 156.99 feet to an iron rod/cap found marking a corner for this parcel and a corner for Lot #5; thence proceeding by and with the line of Lot #5 North 34 degrees 11 minutes 13 seconds East 223.13 feet home to the iron rod/cap marking the point and place of Beginning, be the contents thereof what they may. AND BEING the same lands conveyed unto Jeffrey T. Benson, Jr. and La' Glennda K. Benson by deed of Bayland Homes, Inc., dated August 5, 2005 and of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware in Deed Book 3182, page 283. Tax Parcel: 2-31-13.00223.00 Property Address: 12179 Country Drive, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before September 4, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on Septem-

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ber 7, 2007 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; ? percent to be paid by the Seller and ? percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of LA’GLENNDA K. & JEFFREY T. BENSON, JR. and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 8/9/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain tract, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware and being more particularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a pipe at a corner for these lands and Parcel "B"; thence along a line between these lands and Parcel "B" South 48 degrees 17 minutes 08 seconds West 664.76 feet to a pipe; thence along a line between these lands and lands now or formerly of Leon Williams Revivals Church North 41 degrees 39 minutes 49 seconds West 687.67 feet to a concrete monument; thence along a line between these lands and lands now or formerly of Levenia E. Matthews North 48 degrees 47 minutes 43 seconds East 124.87 feet to a pipe; thence along another line between these lands and lands now or formerly of Levenia E. Matthews North 42 degrees 11 minutes 12 seconds West 174.91 feet to a pipe; thence along a line between these lands

and lands now or formerly of William R. Hawkins, Sf. North 48 degrees 35 minutes 53 seconds East 170.00 feet to a pipe; thence along a line between these lands and lands now or formerly of Faye Gilliam North 48 degrees 37 minutes 29 seconds East 150.00 feet to a pipe; thence along a line between these lands and lands now or formerly of Frances White South 42 degrees 11 minutes 52 seconds East 32.58 feet to a pipe; thence along another line between these lands and lands now or formerly of Frances White North 48 degrees 36 minutes 20 seconds East 202.18 feet to a pipe; thence along a 50 foot wide right-of-way South 41 degrees 42 minutes 52 seconds East 43.15 feet to a point; thence continuing along the 50 foot wide rightof-way South 46 degrees 58 minutes 25 seconds East 199.62 feet to a pipe; thence along a line between these lands and lands now or formerly of Carol Jean Cornish South 48 degrees 17 minutes 08 seconds West 417.17 feet to a pipe; thence along another line between those lands and lands now or formerly of Carol Jean Cornish South 41 degrees 42 minutes 52 seconds East 208.58 feet to a pipe; thence along another line between these lands and lands now or formerly of Carol Jean Cornish North 48 degrees 17 minutes 08 seconds East 417.17 feet to a pipe; thence along the 50 foot wide right-of-way South 41 degrees 42 minutes 52 seconds East 349.10 feet to the point and place of Beginning, containing 10.00 acres of land, more or less. Being Parcel "A" on a survey prepared by Miller-Lewis, Inc. dated November 16, 1992. BEING the same land and premises that William R. Hawkins, Sr. and Janet Hawkins, by deed dated January 12, 1999 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, in Deed Book 2419, Page 103, did grant and convey unto Tracy L. Hurley, Richie C. Hurley, William R. Hawkins, Sr. and Janet Hawkins, in fee. Tax Parcel: 2-31-13.0062.02 Property Address: Rd 6, Box 3828AA, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be

PAGE 39 demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before September 4, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on September 7, 2007 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of RICHIE C. & TRACEY L. HURLEY & JANET & WILLIAM R. HAWKINS, SR. and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 8/4/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: Situate in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a concrete monument (found) on the northwesterly right of way line of Road No. 510 at a corner for these lands and lands of Albin Johnson; thence with the northwesterly right of way line of Road No. 510 with a curve to the left an arc distance of 100.94 feet (said curve having a radius of 850.00 feet and a chord of south 47 degrees 40 minutes 30 seconds West 100.88 feet) to a concrete monument (found) on the northwesterly right of way line of Road No. 510 at a comer for these lands and

lands of Albin Johnson; thence with the lands of Albin Johnson the following three (3) courses and distances north 36 degrees 25 minutes 20 seconds west 198.95 feet to a concrete monument (found); thence north 47 degrees 56 minutes 30 second s east 100.90 feet to a concrete monument (found); thence south 36 degrees 24 minutes 30 seconds East 198.50 feet to a concrete monument (found) on the northwesterly right of way line of Road No. 510 located at the point and place of Beginning, containing 19,943 square feet of land be the same more or less as shown on a survey prepared by Thomas A. Temple, Jr., Delaware P.L.S. No. 242, dated April 21, 2001. Being the same lands and premises which Michael E. Adams did grant and convey unto Shannon Jerman by deed dated May 7,2001 and recorded on May 11, 2001 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 02590 Page 022. Tax Parcel: 4-32-11.0012.00 Property Address: 33086 Horsey Church Road, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before September 4, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on September 7, 2007 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid See LEGALS—page 40

PAGE 40 LEGALS - from Page 39 at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of SHANNON JERMAN and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 8/9/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a First Pluries writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain piece, parcel and tract of land being situate in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware and being and described more particularly as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at a rebar set on the westerly side of U.S. Route 13-A and being a corner for this Lot and Parcel "B" to be conveyed to Richard M. Lloyd, II; thence with Parcel "B" North 74° -41' -00" West a distance of 431.80 feet to a rebar set; thence with lands of Conrail Railroad North 11 ° -46' -35" West a distance of 193.42 feet to a rebar set; thence with lands of Melvin A. Stanley North 74° -25' -00" East a distance of 418.82 feet to a rebar set; thence with U.S. Route 13A South 15° -37' -20" East a distance of 195.00 feet home to the point and place of beginning said to contain 1.8942 acres of land be the same more or less. As shown on a plat by TempleSellers, Inc. dated Aug. 25, 2004. BEING the same land and premises that Richard M. Lloyd and Sandra K. Lloyd, by deed dated September 14, 2004 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware in Deed Book 3047 Page 111 did grant and convey unto Larry S. Winston, in fee. Tax Parcel: 1-32-6.00190.00 Property Address: 26446 Seaford Road, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be

MORNING STAR demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before September 4, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on September 7, 2007 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of LARRY S. WINSTON and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 8/9/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, being known and designated as Lot No. 15, of "FLEETWOOD ESTATES", and being more particularly bounded and described in Plot filed for record in Plot Book 65, page 224. Being the same lands and premises which James E. Davis and Catherine M. Davis did grant and convey unto David J. Ward and Marcia L. Ward by deed dated February 28, 2006 and recorded on March 1, 2006 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 03276 at Page 030.

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Tax Parcel: 2-31-18.0060.00 Property Address: 13998 Jana Circle, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before September 4, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on September 7, 2007 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of DAVID J. & MARCIA L. WARD and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 89/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece and parcel of land situate, lying and being in the Town of Laurel, Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: Beginning at an iron stob found lying on the Southerly side of Seventh Street,

said iron stob found being a corner for this land and lands now or formerly of Mildred E. Phillips Heirs; thence by and with aforesaid Seventh Street South 73 degrees 40 minutes 30 seconds East 34.51 feet to an iron stob found; thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this land and lands now or formerly of Wayne E. Gray, Jr., etux South 16 degrees 31 minutes 35 seconds West 154.90 feet to a pipe found; thence turning and running with a common boundary line for this land and lands now or formerly of John Seymore c/o Raymond Blango North 73 degrees 33 minutes 50 seconds West 34.36 feet to a pipe found; thence turning and running by and a common boundary line for this land and lands now or formerly of Mildred E. Phillips Heirs North 16 degrees 28 minutes 15 seconds East 154.83 feet home to the place of beginning said to contain 5,334 square feet of land more or less with improvements as shown on a survey prepared by Thomas A. Temple, Jr. dated March 7, 2000, a copy of which is attached hereto. Note Driveway easement on abovementioned survey. Subject to any and all restrictions, reservations, conditions, easements and agreements of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware. Being the same land and premises which Samuel A. Blackwell and Sandra L. Blackwell did grant and convey unto Ernst Basquiat by Deed dated March 23, 2000, and recorded March 24, 2000 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware in Deed Book 2471, Page 136. Tax Parcel: 4-32-8.06196.00 Property Address: 230 West 7th Street, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before September 4, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on September 7, 2007 and also sub-

ject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of ERNST BASQUIAT and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 8/9/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the City of Seaford, Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron pipe located on the northeasterly right of way line of Arch Street, said pipe being a corner for this land and other lands of Wilmington Trust Company and being 50.00 feet to the right of way of Poplar Street; thence by and with the line of Wilmington Trust Company North 70 degrees 02 minutes 00 seconds East 120.00 feet to an iron pie, said pipe being a corner for this land and land now or formerly of Arthur W. Handley, III; thence by and with the line of Handley South 19 degrees 54 minutes 00 seconds East 50.00 feet to an iron pipe, said pipe being an corner for this land and land now or formerly of Mark Hardesty; thence by and with the line of Hardesty South 70 degrees 02 minutes 00 seconds West 120.00 feet to an iron pipe located along Arch Street;

West 120 feet to an iron pipe located along Arch Street; thence by and with Arch Street North 19 degrees 54 minutes 00 seconds West 50.00 feet to an iron pipe, the point and place of beginning, said to contain 6,000 square feet, more or less, together with the improvements located thereon, as surveyed by Thomas A. Temple, Jr. Registered Surveyor, April 11, 1996. BEING the same lands and premises which Wilmington Trust Company, a Corporation of the State of Delaware did grant and convey unto Jean Printon by deed dated April 25, 1996 and recorded on April 29, 1996 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2120, Page 161. Tax Parcel: 4-31-5.00174.00 Property Address: 221 North Arch Street, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before September 4, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on September 7, 2007 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JEAN PRINTON and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 8/9/2tc See LEGALS—page 41


SHERIFF SALE By virtue of An Alias writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, located on the southerly right of way line of County Road No. 548 designated as Parcel No.9 Irvin E. Handy Property, and being more particularly described according to a survey prepared by Theodore B. Simpler, dated March 19, 1997, as follows, to wit: Beginning at a 3/4" pipe found marking a common corner for this parcel and Parcel No. 10; thence, by and with Parcel No. 10, South 17 degrees 57 minutes 55 seconds West, 352.01 feet to a 3/4" pipe found marking a common corner for this parcel, Parcel No. 10, and on line of Parcel No. 11; thence, by and with Parcel No. 11, South 88 degrees 44 minutes 14 seconds West, 109.24 feet to a 3/4" pipe found marking a common corner for this parcel and Parcel No.8; thence, by and with Parcel No.8, North 09 degrees 53 minutes 14 seconds East, 303.93 feet to a 5/8" re-bar found on the southerly right of way line of County Road No. 548, and marking a common corner for this parcel and Parcel No.8; thence, by and with the southerly right of way of County Road No. 548, North 77 degrees 07 minutes 35 seconds East, 169.87 feet, home to the point and place of beginning, containing 41,958 square feet of land, more or less, with all improvements thereon. Being the same lands and premises which James A. Willey and Greta F. Willey did grant and convey unto Wanda L. Glenn by deed dated June 25, 1997 and recorded on June 26, 1997 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2211 Page 3310. Tax Parcel: 5-31-9.00146.00 Property Address: 4258 Horseshoe Drive, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check

payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before September 4, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on September 7, 2007 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of WANDA L. GLENN, N/K/A WANDA L. RICE and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 8/9/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings thereon erected, situate in the Northwest Fork Hundred. Sussex County, State of Delaware, lying on the southerly side of County Road 17, (Federalsburg Road) a short distance West of County Road 561; being all of Parcel “C” of Theodore B. Simpler Subdivision, as recorded in Plot Book 59, Page 223 and being more particularly bounded and described in accordance with a recent survey by Robert L. Larimore, RLS, dated February

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24, 2006, as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at an iron pipe found in the South line of County Road 17, at a corner for this parcel and for Parcel "B", said point being located, 319.38 feet West of the intersection of the South line of County Road 17 (Federalsburg Road) with the West line of County Road 561: thence from said beginning point along the line of Parcel "B" on the following two (2) course and distances: (1) South 23 degrees 54 minutes 05 seconds East, 196.73 feet to an iron pipe found; thence (2) South 03 degrees 05 minutes 03 seconds East 111.37 feet to an iron pipe found at a corner for Parcel "B" in line of lands of now or formerly of Oelagra Corp.; thence along the line of lands now or formerly of Oelagra Corp., South 67 degrees 57 minutes 00 seconds West 81.68 feet to a point at a corner for Parcel "D"; thence along the line of lands of Parcel "D", North 24 degrees 10 minutes 21 seconds West 296.38 feet to a point at a corner for Parcel "D" in the south line of County Road 17; thence along the South line of County Road 17, North 65 degrees 15 minutes 00 seconds East 122.63 feet to the place of Beginning. Containing within said metes and bounds 34,397 feet of land more or less. Being the same lands and premises which Mildred Hickman and Veronica West did grant and convey unto Iola Elija Redden by deed dated March 17, 2006 and recorded on March 28, 2006 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 03287 Page 063. Tax Parcel: 1-31-10.0054.00 Property Address: 7394 Federalsburg Road, Bridgeville Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before September 4, 2007. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on September 7, 2007 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid

by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of IOLA ELIJA REDDEN and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 8/9/2tc

TAX SALE By virtue of a writ of Venditioni Exponas Monition, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the Town of Blades Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, more fully described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a marker, a corner for this lot and lot No. 49 and in line of Lot No. 48, said marker also being 120 feet in an easterly from the easterly right of way line of Highway No. 13, thence by and with this lot and lot no. 48, approximately 190 feet to lot no. 58, thence turning and running in a southerly direction 59 feet to lot no. 57; thence by and with this lot and lots nos. 57 and 56, approximately 78.66 feet in a westerly direction; thence turning and running in a northerly direction approximately 12 feet to a point; thence turning and running in a westerly direction approximately 50 feet; thence turning and running in a southerly direction approximately 12 feet to a corner for lot no. 54; thence turning and running by and with this lot and lot 54 and part of lot no. 53 to lot no 51, approximately 50 feet; thence turning and running by and with this lot and lots nos. 51 and 49, in a northerly direc-

PAGE 41 tion 90 feet, home to the place of beginning, be the contents what they may. Being known as lot no. 50 according to Sussex County Plot being known as Map 11, Section 32. BEING a part of the same lands conveyed unto Roberto Jorge by deed of Mark J. Smith dated October 3, 1996 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware in Deed Book 2157, Page 57. Tax Parcel: 1-32-1.1150.00 Property Address: Not Available Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 100 percent of the purchase money will be demanded at the time of sale. Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on September 7, 2007 and also subject to the owner’s right of redemption pursuant to 9 Del. C. § 8728. Also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser and subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of ROBERTO JORGE and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 8/9/2tc

TAX SALE By virtue of a writ of Venditioni Exponas Monition, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain tract, piece or parcel of land, situated lying and being in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, described as follows, to-wit: Fronting on the road leading from the Highway

running from McCallister corner to Wesley Church, to the Sinwood Messick Farm a distance of One Hundred Twenty Five (125) feet to a ditch, thence following with the said ditch One Hundred Twelve (112) feet, to a stake, thence running a new line Fifty Five (55) feet to another stake, thence running with another new line Seventy Three (73) feet to the first mentioned road, containing what there may be. BEING the same lands conveyed unto Clifton O’Neal Savage by deed of Irene Savage, etal. Dated March 16, 1951 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware in Deed Book 403, Page 179. Tax Parcel: 5-31-6.0071.00 Property Address: Not Available Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 100 percent of the purchase money will be demanded at the time of sale. Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on September 7, 2007 and also subject to the owner’s right of redemption pursuant to 9 Del. C. § 8728. Also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser and subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of CLIFTIN O’NEAL SAVAGE, C/O KATRINA BROWN and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 8/9/2tc

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Great old film brings back memories of life with the carnival Well, I have had a “senior moment,” which means I have lost AT URPHY some of my notes from last week and do not recall what most of the It was the saddest sight to others on my index card mean. This is nothing new — I’ve been walk the empty lot the having them since I was 7 or 8 years old or as far back as I can remorning after they left, member. Anyway, I walked into my livbut we always waited in ing room after church Sunday and my wife was watching, or sleeping anticipation of next year! through, a 1952 or 1954 movie, “The Greatest Show on Earth.” She the thrown balls and depositing them in has been fighting a summer cold for the the basket. Often I got to take the money last five days or so. too, the tidy sum of 25 cents. This movie, starring Betty Hutton, JimOne night a couple of overzealous my Stewart, Charlton Heston and many “chunkers” decided they could hit me. others, is one of my all-time favorites. My Quick as a flash the booth owner grabbed dad took me to see this great circus story the culprits and sent the embarrassed men at the old Waller Theatre in Laurel. on their way. Immediately, I, from habit, started havEvery year when Doug Horner comes ing great memories of not only the circus home for a visit, I intend to ask him if he coming to Laurel (Hunt Brothers was one), remembers the night we rode the Octopus, but my favorite, a carnival, Virginia one of the carnival’s most popular rides. Greater Shows. I’ve told this before, but I We rode and rode and spun around more enjoyed those folks so much I was going while our driver slipped up town. Boy, to leave with them as the show packed up were we ready to get off when he got early on a Sunday morning after a long back. We had certainly seen enough of the Saturday night. Dutch Inn and the soybean plant from the This was not like Sharptown Carnival. air to last us a life time. All the workers were strangers and the The carnival was right there where years of being on the road made them as W.C. Littleton is today and the restaurant tough as the poles that supported the tents trailer was to the right as you came in. It for their various shows. Many of us earned was just for the employees and I prided spending money helping get the various myself as being counted as one of them. A tents up and some of us actually worked in terrific breakfast cost around 60 cents and some of the booths. I still remember workI can still smell the bacon cooking some ing the milk bottle throw booth, picking up 50 years later. I have been told this is se-



lected memory. The two midget twins from Germany were the first people I had met who were a little different than Laurel folks. You couldn’t understand a word they said. Well, I could go on forever on this, but I am sure some of us remember as boys working the midway at a circus or carnival in our youths. It was the saddest sight to walk the empty lot the morning after they left, but we always waited in anticipation of next year! Janice Whaley of Laurel told me something I found rather humorous Saturday morning. “David (Foxy) Whaley is working in Milton at the hot air balloon event,” said Janice. I quickly asked her, “I am sure he is useful. Is he blowing up the hot air balloons?” I got a very nice card from Zane Slatcher the other day and Zane, I am sure it makes our baseball group proud. “I have not forgotten the memorabilia in my room, from our baseball trips,” he wrote. “They were definitely unforgettable experiences.” I am sure everyone remembers Zane and Zachary Slatcher. They are the sons of Julie Taylor and Miles Slatcher. Zane graduated this year from a school near Washington. Boy, how time flies. Goodwill Industries in Bridgeville held a grand opening at its brand new store in Bridgeville on Thursday, Aug. 2. This is one nice store and I must say that Bridgeville Commission president Joe Conaway was very excited and even emo-

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tional that this organization had picked a growing Bridgeville as the site of its fifth store in Delaware. Usually Joe is at the other end of my “local humor,” but I must say he made a nice message welcoming Goodwill to the community. Congratulations to Goodwill and oh, by the way, there was one Robert Haddock, a 1964 Laurel graduate, there. Bobby is on the board of directors of Goodwill. Bob has been involved with “Selected Broadcasting,” teaching at Wilmington College and some consulting in his career. Bobby lives in Wilmington, but his parents, Charlie and Jannette Haddock, still live in Laurel. Goodwill Industries is located at 18178 Sussex Highway (Rt. 13) in Bridgeville.

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People Smith family welcomes baby daughter Scott and Lindsey Smith announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Scott Smith, born at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on April 19, 2007 at 3:20 p.m. She weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces and measured 22 and 1/2 inches long. Madison was welcomed home by her big sister, Taylor. Her maternal grandparents are Greg and Carla Johnson of Laurel and Sandy and Dave Brown of Mardela Springs, Md. Her paternal grandparents are Alan and Nancy Smith of Laurel.

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Willeys announce birth of their first child

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Mike and Gwen Willey of Seaford announce the birth of their first child, Ethan Michael Willey. Ethan was born on June 13, 2007. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches long. His grandparents are Tim and Susan Human of Seaford, and Larry and Bonnie Willey of Bethel.

Retired extension agent is recognized The Delaware 4-H Foundation held its annual donor appreciation brunch on July 22, at the 4-H building on the Delaware State Fairgrounds. Among the people recognized was long-time Delaware 4-H supporter and retired county agent Ted Palmer, Milton. Palmer was presented with the Jim Baker Award, established by the foundation to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to the Delaware 4-H Program.

John and Mary Slusher

Slushers celebrate 50 years of marriage John and Mary Slusher, Laurel, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 7, with family and friends. They were married July 6, 1957, at Glen Mar United Methodist Church in Maryland. At the 50th-anniversary celebration, the couple renewed their vows in front of their original matron of honor, Nancy Heckendorf, and best man, Harry Miliner. Afterward, they and their guests had lunch at Hella’s Restaurant in Millersville, Md. The event also included cutting an anniversary cake, which was a replica of their original wedding cake. The two knew each other from their childhood years, as they were neighbors while living in Halethorpe, Md. Prior to enlisting in the Navy, John moved to Elkridge,

Md. At the age of 21, he decided to ask Mary out on a date. In 1957, after a year of on and off courting, John asked Mary to marry him and she said yes. They were married three months later. John and Mary moved to Glen Burnie, Md., where they resided for 46 years. Upon their retirement in 2000, they moved to Laurel. They both enjoy gardening these days and doing things with their new-found friends in Delaware. However, they still love to visit their family and friends “back home.” They have two children, John A. Slusher and Dawn Pumphrey, and three grandchildren.

The Ted Palmer Leadership Endowment was established last year to honor Palmer upon his retirement from the University of Delaware in 2006. During his career with Delaware Cooperative Extension, he served as Sussex County 4-H Agent, Sussex County Agricultural Agent, Kent County 4-H Agent and 4-H Volunteer Development Specialist. The Palmer Endowment supports a trip by a 4-H member to the National 4-H Conference.


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Police Journal more Shock Trauma. A preliminary state police investigation suggests alcohol was involved. The crash remains under investigation.

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Wilkerson was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center and listed in critical condition. The driver’s brother, Charles E. Holt, 28, of Milford, who was also a passenger, was ejected and suffered minor injuries. Charles Holt was transported to Kent General Hospital (KGH), treated and released. The driver, David E. Holt was wearing a seatbelt and suffered minor injuries. He was also transported to KGH, treated and released for minor injuries. A third passenger, Michael A. Dennis, 30, of Milford was ejected and died on Aug. 1 at Balti-

Four Maryland men charged in burglary On Aug. 2, Delaware State Police detectives from Troop 4 (Property Crimes Unit) completed a month long investigation, which led to the arrest of three men who allegedly used a 9mm handgun to break into the Atlantic Cellular store located at the 18000 block of Coastal Hwy. in Lewes. State Police detectives from Troop 4 and detectives from the

Cambridge Police Department (Md.) and Easton Police Department (Md.) conducted a joint investigation into several burglaries of wireless telephone stores in Easton, Cambridge, and Denton, Md. and Lewes. During the investigation, detectives learned that on June 18, State Troopers from Troop 7 responded to the Atlantic Cellular store to investigate a burglary and theft of twenty-four cellular phones valued at $7,343. Detectives were able to link the suspects to the burglary after investigating a separate burglary that occurred in Laurel on July 11. That investigation led to the arrest of three of the four suspects

charged with allegedly burglarizing Atlantic Cellular in Lewes. State Police detectives have arrested three of the four men for allegedly burglarizing Atlantic Cellular. The following men were arrested Lionel T. Copper, 19, of the 100 block of Oyster Catcher Court, Cambridge, Md. was charged with burglary 2nd degree (Class D felony); possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony (Class B felony); theft over $1,000 (Class G felony); conspiracy 2nd degree (Class G felony); and criminal mischief under $1,000 (misdemeanor). Copper was released on $9,100 unsecured bail. Lee R. Ralph, 18, of the 300 block of Muir St., Cambridge, Md. was charged with burglary 2nd degree (Class D felony); possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony (Class B

felony); theft over $1,000 (Class G felony); conspiracy 2nd degree (Class G felony); and criminal mischief under $1,000 (misdemeanor). Ralph was released on $37,500 unsecured bail. Robert L. Dawson, 20, of the 600 block of Greenwood Ave., Cambridge, Md., was charged with burglary 2nd degree (Class D felony); possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony (Class B felony); theft over $1,000 (Class G felony); conspiracy 2nd degree (Class G felony); and criminal mischief under $1,000 (misdemeanor). Dawson was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $34,100 secured bail. The fourth suspect in this case, Wilbert C. Wilson, 18, of Trappe, Md. is currently incarcerated in Maryland on theft of motor vehicle charges. He will be arrested when he is returned to Delaware.


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Laurel Star Sports Laurel team hosts 2007 Senior League Softball World Series By Gene Bleile and Mike McClure Last Sunday afternoon, the Laurel Girls Senior softball team proudly took the field at Roxana Little League Complex and became the host to nine other teams from around the United States and the world. Included in the opening ceremony introductions were: USA West, Glendale, Ariz.; USA Southwest, San Antonio, Texas; USA South, Morristown, Tenn.; USA East, Pawcatuk, Conn.; USA Central, South Bend, Ind.; Latin America, Maunabo, Puerto Rico; EMEA (Europe, Middle East / Africa), Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Canada, Windsor, Ontario; and Asia / Pacific, Santa Cruz, Philippines . Southwest topped Europe, 9-0, and Central defeated Canada, 13-0, in six in-

nings in the first two games of the the tournament. District III (Laurel) beat East, 9-2, in six innings (rain) and West topped South, 8-3. East scored two runs in the first inning before Laurel answered with four in the third, one in the fourth, and four in the fifth for the 9-2 win. Brooke Evans went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI; Stephanie Wheatley went 2for-3 at the plate and allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out six in six innings for the win; and Alexis Oliphant batted 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Jenna Cahall added a hit and an RBI; Ashley Brittingham scored two runs; Yasmin Davis had a run and an RBI; and Alyssa Martin, Brittney Brittingham, and Megan Colston each scored a run for District III.

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District III hurler Jenna Allen fires home during her team’s showdown with Latin America during World Series play on Monday. Allen struck out eight in seven innings to help her team to the 1-0 win. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel advances to 2-0 with World Series win Allen tosses shutout in 1-0 win over Latin America By Mike McClure The young Laurel Senior League softball team proved that the future is now with a big 1-0 win over Latin America on Monday night. The Delaware District III champs scored the winning run in the bottom of the fifth and kept Puerto Rico off the board behind solid pitching by Jenna Allen and key defensive plays in the field. “I feel like we played two of the stronger teams here. This year it was important to get the first one under the belt,” said Laurel manager Jeff Allen, who admitted he entered the tournament looking for a 1-1 start. “Now that we’re 2-0 I’m obviously ecstatic.” Allen worked a 1-2-3 first inning against Latin America (Manaubo, Puerto Rico). Stephanie Wheatley hit a two-out double in the bottom of the inning but pinch runner Ashlee Brittingham was left on second. Laurel left fielder Alyssa Martin made a nice snare on a ball hit by Franchska Sostre in the top of the second. Latin America’s Ana Sabat and Richmari Solivan each singled to put runners on first and second before Allen recorded a pair of strikeouts to end the inning. Kelsey Oliphant hit a two-out double in the bottom of the second, but once again Laurel was unable to plate the run. Allen struck out three in the top of the third and Martin reached on an infield single and stole second before being left on base.

The Laurel Senior softball team is pictured before the opening ceremonies in Roxanna. Laurel, which represents the District III, hosts the Senior World Series this week. Shown (l to r) are: Brittney Brittingham, Ashlee Brittingham, Meagan Colsten, Alyssa Martin, Courtney Evans, Jenna Cahall, Brooke Evans, Yasmin Davis, Alexis Oliphant, Taylor Oliphant, Kelsey Oliphant, Melissa Trout, Jenna Allen, and Stephanie Wheatley. Photo by Gene Bleile

Laurel shortstop Brooke Evans throws to first during Monday’s World Series win over Latin America. Evans drove in her team’s lone run in the 1-0 win. Photo by Mike McClure

Following a 1-2-3 inning in the top of the fourth, Allen got some help in the field in the fifth. Second baseman Brittney Brittingham fielded a ball that deflected off of Allen’s glove and threw to first where Wheatley stretched to make the play in time. District III threatened again in the bottom of the fifth. Kelsey Oliphant singled

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Laurel’s Kelsey Oliphant slides home for the game winning run in her team’s 1-0 win over Latin America on Monday. Oliphant came home on a groundout by Brooke Evans. Photo by Mike McClure


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The Laurel Senior League softball team exchanges pins with players from the Latin American team prior to their game on Monday. Photo by Mike McClure

The Laurel Senior softball team is introduced during the World Series opening series at the Lower Sussex Little League complex in Roxana. Photo by Gene Bleile

VICTORY LANE- James Hill of Laurel made his way to victory lane for the first time in the Rookie Modified Lites division on Friday night at Delmarva Motorsports Park in Seaford. Photo by Ron Board Photography

Delaware Diamonds fast pitch softball teams to hold ‘08 tryouts The Delaware Diamonds girls’ fast pitch softball organization will be holding tryouts for the 2008 softball season. For specific dates and times of the tryouts please contact the following” 12 and under- Monroe Hudson- 302-245-9447 (cell), 14 and 16 under- Dan Wright- 302-38103912 (cell), 10 and 18 under- Gerald Jester- 302-856-3852 (home),

District III Big League softball competes in Eastern Regionals The Delaware District III Big League all-star softball team opened Eastern Regional play in West Haven, Conn. with a pair of wins. The Western Sussex team topped Pennsylvania District 17, 11-0, last Sunday before defeating Pennsylvania District I, 10-0, on Monday morning. District III lost to New Jersey District 13, 5-3, on Monday afternoon. The team, which is managed by Mike Riggleman with help from coaches Brooke Riggleman and Mark Fisher, consists of the following players: Jenna Adkins, Ashley Bossert, Leah Bowman, Julia Carr, Shannon Crockett, Heather Draper, Corey Galbreath, Danielle Haldeman, Bitty Hood, Wendee Killmon, Kelsey Riggleman, Brittney Ruark, Krista Scott, and Lauren Witzke.

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Delaware Stingers play in Virginia Beach tournament Members of the Delaware Stingers field hockey club recently traveled to Virginia Beach for the Beach Outdoor Classic Tournament which was held at the National Field Hockey Training Center where the Stingers played 7 vs. 7 on turf. Members of the Stingers who attended the tournament are: Chomin Dalton, Sara McCabe, Kristen Toomey, Caitlin Stone, Megan West, Cassandra Short, and Jennifer Short. The Stingers are coached by Lloydlee Heite. The Stingers have had a busy season this summer and with only one game remaining they have a 7-0 record in the Dover Parks Summer League. The Stingers finished fourth in the Diamond State games and were second in the Kent County Clash in the U10/high school division. The Stingers will travel to the National Field Hickey Festival held in Palm Springs, Calif., over Thanksgiving. Beginning in September, the Stingers will be hosting tryouts for new and returning players wishing to join the Delaware Stingers indoor teams. For more information on the Stingers you can contact Lloydlee Heite at 302-3378545 or visit the website at

Lady Orioles softball organization to add 18U Gold team

Shown (l to r) are members of the Delaware Stingers who played in the Beach Outdoor Classic Tournament in Virginia Beach: Chomin Dalton, Sara McCabe, Kristen Toomey, Caitlin Stone, Megan West, Cassandra Short, and Jennifer Short.

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In addition to the existing levels, the Lady Orioles organization is adding an 18U Gold Division. E. J. Martinez, Bill Dryden and Ashley Dryden will coach this team. The team intends to concentrate mainly on Gold Qualifiers and College Showcases. This fall the team’s season will begin in September. The Orioles will be going to several college showcases in various states, culminating in the Early Signings Showcase in Myrtle Beach. In the summer the Orioles intend to go to the Colorado Fireworks. The team will go out the weekend before and play in the Colorado Stampede Tournament. The Orioles will play in Gold Qualifiers and quality college showcases. The team wants players to try out who have the desire and drive to compete at the highest level. If Fast Pitch is a passion rather than just a game, if you can’t get enough Fast Pitch, if you work daily on your game and getting stronger, you have the desire the team wants. This will be an exciting time as the team breaks into the 18U Gold Level and will give you who are among the best in the Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia area a chance to get your game in front of the college coaches. Tryouts will be held Saturday, August 18 from 1-4. The rain date is Sunday, August 19 from 1-4. A second tryout will be held Saturday, August 25 from 1-4 with a rain date Sunday, August 26 from 1-4. Tryouts will be held at North County High School near Glen Burnie. If you need further information contact EJ Martinez at or Bill Dryden at

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SUMMER SPORTS- Shown clockwise from left: Sussex West’s Jordan Johnson of Delmar gets hit by a pitch during a game earlier this summer; Gerry Mitchell, Linda Robertson, Marian Kesler, and Valerie Jefferson of the Seaford Golf and Country Club’s Nine Hole Ladies’ Golf Association are shown at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York Pa.; and Salisbury University men’s soccer coach Gerry DiBartolo puts the ball in play during a Soccer Sessions drill in Seaford. Photos by David Elliott and Mike McClure

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Delmar Sports Scene By Tommy Young As the baseball season is in the home stretch, this is the last week or so I will be able to get in the history of the Delmar Railroaders baseball team of the 1940s and 50s. I think that all of our younger sports fans that never had a chance to know about them and some of the players that played on the teams. Naturally, I will not be able to cover the entire 15 years the team was in existence, but I’ll hit the high spots that are deserving of being remembered because it was a time when baseball was the most popular sport around. It was the real thing, not like what they have tried to turn it into in recent years. Ever since baseball was invented in the 19th century, there have always been teams from small towns or communities know as “Town Teams” competing against each other, and the Eastern Shore was no exception. In the early years, there were no leagues; each team would play whomever they could find to play. However, this did lead to leagues being formed in certain areas on the Shore. For various reasons, most of the leagues folded for one reason or another, like the Great Depression, World War II, etc. But I believe that the leagues that were formed or resurrected after World War II lasted longer and were stronger than any leagues that I had heard of before. There were four leagues that were very active during this time frame (1945-1960), and they were the Mar-Del League, which stretched across the three Delaware counties as far east as Lewes, north to Odessa, south to Bridgeville, and into towns in the two northern counties of Maryland. Then there was the Central Shore League that had teams in Wicomico, Dorchester, Somerset, and Worcester counties. Next was the Marva League that covered the rest of the lower Shore. As this was before integration, all of the above leagues were composed of white players; however, the Afro-American players had their own league, and it was called the Inter State League. It had teams from all three Eastern Shore states, and I remember Salisbury had two teams in the league. Semi-pro baseball was alive and well on the whole Delmarva Peninsula during those years, but in 1954 when the Baltimore Orioles began televising their Sunday games, baseball fans started staying home and watching the Orioles’ games. It was the beginning of the end for semipro baseball on theShore, and 1959 was the last year for the Central Shore League. A few teams from the various leagues tried to play independently, but were not very successful as golf, softball, and boating had taken over, especially for the younger athletes, and the older group had sons and grandsons playing Little League, and they began

working with them. As far as the history of the Railroaders was concerned, they were one of the eight teams that formed the Central Shore League in 1945. The other teams were Sharptown, Mardela, Salisbury, Berlin, Willards, Snow Hill, and Shad Point. Representation from each of these teams met in the winter of 1945 in Salisbury and elected officers and drew up a 21-game schedule beginning in April and ending in September to determine a pennant winner. Ed McClaine and a couple of local business men, Charlie Palmer and Granville Brumbley, represented Delmar, and Ed was appointed the manager for the first year. Bill Twilley from Mardela was elected president, and James McAllister from Berlin agreed to take on the most difficult position as secretary and treasurer plus taking care of the stats for every player in the league. Jim is the reason we at the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame museum can show you the stats on every ball player who played in the CSL between 1945-54. Jim resigned his position after the 1954 season because of employment and to spend more time with his family because as you might image the job was very time consuming. Nobody else would take over this job, so for the last five years that the league existed, the only stats that were kept were by the individual teams, which were vague to say the least. The first Railroader team was made up of Delmar High School athletes or recent graduates who had not been drafted into the service yet and a few of the older, married men who had played on Delmar town teams as a lot of the better ball players were still in the service as World War II was still going on as the 1945 baseball season began. I knew that when I took on the task of writing the Railroader History I could not complete it in one column, so I will try to hit the high points of this history lesson next week in more detail. ASSISTS AND ERRORS- I do not like to end the column on a sad note, but I have to mention the passing of a lifelong friend, a respected Delmar citizen who was a “behind the scene guy” who worked on too many projects to mention to make Delmar a better town, Bill Phillips. Bill was also an outstanding soccer player for Coach Jim Mills at Delmar Md. High School in the 1940s and finished his career leading the Delmar High School soccer team to the Maryland State championship in 1948. He was the second member of this championship team to pass away this summer as his teammate, Bill Fisher died a couple of weeks ago at a time when I was not writing the column, so I would like to acknowledge the passing of another of Delmar High’s finer soccer

Phillips falls to 5-3, remains among league leaders in strikeouts, ERA Laurel High graduate Shawn Phillips fell to 5-3 in his team’s loss last Saturday in Frontier League play. Phillips allowed four earned runs and 11 hits in five and two thirds innings for the Windy City ThunderBolts. Phillips continues to lead the league in strikeouts (75) and is fourth in earned run average (2.52).

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WORLD SERIES TRIPLETS- Shown left to right, are triplets Alexis, Taylor and Kelsey Oliphant of the Laurel Senior League softball team proudly display their opening ceremonies medallion and certificate of recognition for being in the Senior Softball World Series. Photo by Gene Bleile

Laurel High Fall sports practices begin Wednesday, Aug. 15 The Laurel High School Fall sports teams will begin practice on Wednesday, Aug. 15. The football team will start on at 9 a.m., the field hockey team will practice at 8 a.m., and the soccer team will practice at 5 p.m. All practices will be at Laurel High School. All student/athletes will need to turn in an up to date physical form to the head coach, athletic director, or school nurse to be eligible to attend practice. This physical information must be filled out on the DIAA physical examination form. Acceptable forms can be picked up in the Laurel High School main office.

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MORNING STAR • AUGUST 9 - 15, 2007 World Series hosts continued The top two teams from Pool A and B will advance to the championship round on August 10. A2 will face B1 at 5:30 p.m. and A1 will face will face B2 at 8 p.m. The championship game will be televised on ESPN August 11, from Ebbets Field at 2 p.m. In the four year history of District III

hosting the World Series, Laurel has been the host three separate times, Nanticoke has hosted once. Both teams have been very competitive in the past tournaments. Nanticoke finished second in the World Series last year, while Laurel has a third and fifth place finish. The third time might be the charm for Laurel, which has its sights set on a first place finish this year.

Laurel first baseman Stephanie Wheatley stretches to make a play at first during Monday’s win over Puerto Rico. Photo by Mike McClure

Senior softball continued down the right field line to start the inning before stealing second base. Oliphant went to third on an error as Martin reached on a throwing error to put runners on the corners with one out. Martin then stole second with Brooke Evans at the plate. Evans moved from the right side of the plate to the left side and back several times looking to put down a bunt to score Oliphant. With two strikes she moved back to the right side and hit a grounder to the shortstop. Oliphant broke for the plate as soon as the shortstop threw to first and beat the throw home. Martin was caught up between third and home for the final out of the inning, but Laurel had all the runs it needed.

Sierra Spicer of Laurel, sings God Bless America at the Senior Softball World Series opening ceremonies Sunday afternoon in Roxana. Photo by Gene Bleile

Laurel pinch runner Ashlee Brittingham gets back to first base during Monday’s Senior League Softball World Series game. Photo by Mike McClure Laurel’s Alexis Oliphant makes a catch in shallow center field as shortstop Brooke Evans and left fielder Alyssa Martin look on. Photo by Mike McClure

I decided to pull it to center.” “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to beat Puerto Rico and we just made the


District III second baseman Brittney Brittingham looks to catch a popup during Monday’s game in Roxana. Photo by Mike McClure

most of it,” Allen added. “If they (defense) hadn’t been there I don’t think we would’ve won.”

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“We were just trying to squeeze bunt. I just had to turn around and try to drive her in,” Brooke Evans said. “She (pitcher Nicole Marquez) threw a lot of outside pitches, we just had to move to the plate.” Latin America mounted a threat in the top of the sixth when Aida Cruz doubled to the right field fence with one out. Allen induced a pair of ground outs ended the threat and hold the 1-0 lead. In the seventh and final inning, Bianka Steidel drew a one-out walk and Yashira Pinto singled to center to put runners on first and second. Allen struck out Carmen Garcia and Gretchen Ortiz popped up to third baseman Jenna Cahall for the final out. Allen allowed four hits and two walks in seven shutout innings while striking out eight in the win. Kelsey Oliphant went 2-for-2 with a double and a run, Wheatley batted 2-for-3 with a double, Brooke Evans drove in the lone run, and Martin went 1-for-2. “We thought they’d (Latin America) be pretty good,” said Kelsey Oliphant. “The first one (hit) was right down the middle.

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Star Sports Calendar SDR signups taking place- Signups are going on now for the following Seaford Department of Recreation programs: Youth Tackle Football- ages 7-13, the cost is $30 and includes a physical; NFL Youth Flag Football- ages 6-14, the cost is $20; Youth Cheerleading- ages 7-14, the Cost is $40 and cheerleaders keep their uniforms; Youth Field Hockey- ages 8-12, the cost is $20 and includes a t-shirt. Call 629-6809 for more information or come by the office to sign up. Sussex County Sports Foundation to host Fall baseball, softball- The Sussex County Sports Foundation will be hosting Fall Ball for Baseball and Softball Teams. Teams will alternate play every other Sunday at the Laurel Little League complex. Teams ages will be 9U-18U. Registration is $40 per player on each roster. Registration includes a Fall Ball shirt. Registrants can register as a team or as an individual and individuals will be placed on a team according to age. Play will start on September 9 and continue through November 4. There will be two games per Sunday. For more information call 302-644-7777 or visit Registrants will be taken on a first come basis.

Delaware Storm 12U, 13U baseball tryouts to take place Tryouts for the Delaware Storm 12U and 13U baseball teams will be held the first three weekends in August (Saturday and Sunday) at 1 p.m. at the Georgetown Little League complex. The 12U team will be playing 6-10 tournaments and will also be going to Cooperstown, N.Y. The 13U team will be playing in the Word Series if it qualifies during the 2008 season. The 16U team is also looking for serious pitchers to showcase their talent. Call Alan Shields for an appointment, 302-875-3174. Serious inquiries only. For more information on the 12U and 13U teams call 12U coaches Gary Smith (629-2237), Steve Hearn (629-3389), or Ford Verdery (628-9187) and 13U coach Jay Balback (258-3111).

Thunder Dawgs baseball club to hold tryouts The Thunder Dawgs baseball club will be holding tryouts for the upcoming Fall Ball season as well as for the 2008 spring season. The Thunder Dawgs have 9U, 10U, 11U, and 12U teams. The tryouts will be held Sunday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. at the Laurel Little League Park. The Thunder Dawgs are a merger of the Delmarva Dawgs baseball club and the Shore Thunder baseball club. Contact Glenn Phillips, Jr. at 302-236-1248 or Bobby Horsey at 302-542-8071 with any questions.

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NYSA Kinder Kicks soccer camp starts August 11 Nanticoke Youth Soccer Association (NYSA) will be holding their kinder kicks camp on the following dates: August 11- 9-11 a.m.; August 13- 6:30-8 p.m.; August 14- 6:30-8 p.m. The cost of the camp, which is for four to six year olds, is $5. Any questions call 629-3530.

Seaford Department of Recreation is looking for adult teams Teams that wish to enter the Seaford Department of Recreation’s Men’s Fall SloPitch, Women’s Fall Volleyball, Co-ed Fall Volleyball, or Men’s Fall Flag Football league can call the office for more information at 629-6809.

Fourth Annual Seaford Play Day will be held August 25 Twenty four high school field hockey teams from all over Delmarva will converge on Seaford High School on Saturday, Aug. 25 to compete in the school’s fourth annual Play Day event. Games 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 different fields. Each team will face six different opponents. Admission to the games is free to all spectators and concessions will be available. Spectators can expect to see some of the best girls’ field hockey teams in Delaware and Maryland compete in head to head competition in what has become one of the best downstate pre-season field hockey events. This year’s event includes nine upstate Delaware teams and six teams from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. From Southern Delaware nine teams are entered (Cape Henlopen, Indian River, Lake Forest, Laurel, Milford, Sussex Tech, Woodbridge, and Seaford 1 and 2). Play Day is hosted by the Seaford High School Field Hockey Boosters and all proceeds from this event are used to support Seaford girls field hockey. Information on all of the Seaford School District Athletic Programs can be found at Information on all that Seaford has to offer can be found at, contact the 2007 Seaford Hockey Boosters at



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Tax money should help people at home, not fund wars I don't know of many journalists who don't mind getting letters to RANK ALIO the editor about the articles they write. I'm one of them. The bottom My brother was born in line is people are reading what I the WWII era and the write. As a young journalist, I was a hospital bill was less stringer for a daily newspaper. A than $300, which includstringer freelances for newspapers without being on anyone’s payroll. ed a week long hospital I was doing a sports column and stay. while covering a basketball game between Seaford and Dover, I with the government and kept prices wrote a column condemning the unsportsdown. In this war, industry is gouging the manlike conduct of the Dover fans. American public and our government is Two days later, the paper printed a full not tightening its belt. page of letters from irate Dover fans over Since my retirement a month ago, I go my column. I thought my young career as grocery shopping with my bride and I can't a writer was over. That was until my menbelieve how prices have risen just in the tor, the late Ned Davis, formerly of Laurel past month! and who later formed the largest lobbyist My brother was born in the WWII era firm in the state, thought it was the best and the hospital bill was less than $300, thing that could happen to me. which included a week long hospital stay. "The people are reading your column," The cost of health care was not an issue he said, adding, "I wish people would back then. Most people paid cash or set up write letters about my articles. This is a a payment plan for operations. compliment to your writing." Remember when former First Lady I've never looked back since. Hillary Clinton was pushing for Universal Once in a while, a letter stands out, Health Care, a plan that would guarantee which was the case of Helen Peters of Blades, who responded to my first column every American some form of health care and her failed effort? since my return to writing. Enter Harry and Louise, a negative TV In that column, I wrote how difficult it campaign paid for by the drug companies is for Americans to live today with the that did not want a cap put on their prehigh cost of living and the lack of good scriptions and the medical profession that jobs to offset those rising costs. didn't want government control over their Her response of the living conditions prices. during WW II brought back many memoHarry and Louise spoke in their TV ries, especially the government ration kitchen about how Americans wouldn't restamps for gas, food, and even shoes. She ceive the good health care they receive was a teenager. I was barely 8 years of now; that was in the '90s. Recently, I saw age. a political cartoon of Harry and Louise's My dad had a shoe repair shop and he tombstones with these inscriptions: worked from 6 in the morning to 2 the Harry - lost his health insurance due to next morning, 6 days a week to get peoa preexisting condition; died 2005. ple's shoes repaired. Some offered more Louise - went bankrupt trying to pay money if he would put them ahead of anHarry's medical bills; died 2007. other customer. My dad always refused. In an effort to stay competitive with inMs. Peters' point was that people back then were willing to sacrifice and do with- expensive Chinese goods, American corporations are cutting back on health care out. In her opinion, young people today and making employees pay more of the can't do without, don't save, and parents cost. Unfortunately, paychecks don't comdon't know how to say "no" to their kids. I agree with her description of what she pensate for the increase of medical copays, prescription drugs, and everyday called the "me too" generation. Too many goods. young kids want today what it took their Recently, I viewed a 20-year study parents years to accumulate. But during the war era, industry worked from 1987-2007 from Delaware Watch,



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Times surveyors that undocumented immigrants should be allowed to "keep their jobs and eventually apply for legal status." • And the result I love best of all: 67% of Americans favor “diplomatic and economic efforts over military efforts” in fighting terrorism. Unfortunately, that won't happen because the current administration has managed to irritate most of our allies and third world countries with threats of invasion. Yes, maybe Americans want too much. But in the words of the late John F. Kennedy who said in his inaugural speech, "If we can't help the many who are poor, how can we save the few who are rich?" While we continue spending billions of dollars each month on a war in Iraq we can't win, that money could be put to better use in this country helping senior citizens, young people trying to get a start in life, those who want to attend college but can't afford to, and young single mothers who want to continue their education and become productive citizens but need help with daycare, food and shelter. And, some type of affordable health care for those in need. In my opinion, this is why I pay taxes, not to kill our young in order to help the rich fill their pockets. But this is what this war is all about: not terrorism, just bloody money.

Senate passes infrastructure bill The Senate unanimously passed the “National Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2007” – legislation to address the deteriorating condition of America’s roads, bridges, drinking water systems, dams and other public works. The legislation, which was co-sponsored by U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich (R-OH), Tom Carper (D-DE), Norm Coleman, (R-MN) and Hillary Clinton (D-NY), was passed by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW). This legislation, which was introduced in early March to establish a National Commission on Infrastructure, was approved by the full EPW Committee to enhance economic growth by ensuring the nation’s infrastructure can meet current and future demands. This infrastructure improvement bill is an important first step to revitalize America’s weakening infrastructure. Hurricane Katrina, alone, made evident the serious Fill your special day with the warmth and elegance of fresh flowers. We gather vibrant blooms from around the world to create uniquely beautiful bouquets and arrangements especially for your wedding.


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Johnny Janosik, a friend, mentor and true treasure I have collections of recordings that I enjoy pulling out every once ONY INDSOR in a while to listen to. I have box sets of Hank Williams Jr. hits, Anybody who knows George Jones’ 50th anniversary Mr. Janosik, especially collection and the double albums of the Rolling Stones’ “Hot Rock” anyone who has worked and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “One More with him and his family on from the Road.” charitable ventures, knows However, one of my most how passionate he is prized collections of recordings about helping people. was given to me by Johnny Janosik. He is a local icon and when I call him one of my heroes, he is about helping people. I am not exaggerating in the least. The I had the honor of being asked a few collection I was given by Mr. Janosik was years ago by John Hollis, of WBOC’s a 50th-anniversary Elvis Presley tribute “Delmarva's Heart and Soul,” to help CD box set released in 2004, just in time write a book about the life of Johnny for the anniversary of Elvis’ July 5, 1955, Janosik. Until that time, I had only known recording of “That’s All Right Mama.” Mr. Janosik from a distance. I would see I remember getting one of my customhim at Laurel Council meetings that I covary early morning phone calls from Mr. ered for the newspaper, but never had a Janosik, who summoned me to his office conversation with him. John first introin Laurel. When I got there he pulled out duced us at lunch at Britt’s Restaurant in this box set of CDs with a very young Laurel. Elvis on the cover. He opened it up and In the next few weeks I spent most there were five shiny CDs, each one conevery day meeting with Mr. Janosik and taining songs that captured a time in the interviewing him for the book. Our many recording history of Elvis Presley. There hours of interviews spawned more than was even a recording of Elvis in the early just a book; they resulted in my gaining a studio days singing “Harbor Lights.” No friend and mentor that I consider to be a one could ever guess that the high-pitched true treasure, someone who really took the voice belonged to the King of Rock and time to understand me as more than just Roll. someone to help write a book. Seeing the wonder in my eyes as I When I met Mr. Janosik I was about to looked the CDs over one by one, Mr. leave music after 30 years of performing Janosik told me to go ahead and borrow in bands as a singer and drummer. It broke the box set and listen to it. I did just that. my heart and was one of the hardest By the next morning I received another things I ever faced, but the late nights, phone call from Mr. Janosik, who told me bars and drunks had taken their toll on me. that he had gone back to the record store After Janosik’s “Back to the Basics” book and bought another CD set for himself and was released, during one of Mr. Janosik’s I could keep the set I borrowed. many book signings, he asked me why I I was elated over this generous gift. was giving up music. I told him that workBut, I came to understand that this was ing with the band after so many years had typical Johnny Janosik. Anybody who become old. I will never forget his look of knows Mr. Janosik, especially anyone who such sincere concern as he told me that has worked with him and his family on charitable ventures, knows how passionate Continued on page 57



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On the Record Building Permits • Richard and JoAnne Blades, N/E SD State Road, 5.65 Acres, Little Creek Hundred, Pole building, $15,600 • Fermin and Nery Matos, N/Rd. No. 534, 260', W/Kenmore Road, Seaford Hundred, Attached Pole Building, $28,000 • Michael Layton, N/Market Street, 70', W/Cannon Street, North West Fork Hundred, Pole Building, $37,000 • 07/20/07, David H. Smith, N/Rt. No. 544, 1300', W/Rt. No. 13A, Seaford Hundred, Interior Remodel, $21,700 • Danny E. and Dawn M. Smack, NE/Rt. No. 454, Little Creek Hundred, Breezeway/Attached Garage, $18,480 • Michael R. and Rosemary V. Everton, SW/Rd. No. 46, 289', SE/Rd. No. 18, Seaford Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $128,529 • 07/23/07, Gary t. and Jennifer A. Creppon, Rd. Nos. 468 and 479, Lot No. 1, Broad Creek Hundred, Pole Building/Lean To, $23,040 • 07/24/07, Gerry Wink, SW/Rd. No. 611, Parcel A, Nanticoke Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $167,520 • 07/25/07, Elizabeth W. and James Doughty, E/Rd. No. 560, 480', N/Rd. No. 554, Seaford Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $138,881

Marriage Licenses The Sussex County Clerk of the Peace George Parish joyfully announces the following couples have obtained marriage licenses: • Jeffrey John Osterhout, Jr., Seaford to Kimberly Mae Fretz, Seaford • Edward Earl Stuart, Seaford to Yolonda Johanna Mary Waller, Seaford • Donte Delvon Taylor, Seaford to Trawana E. James, Seaford • Barry John/Francis Budenos, Jr., Bridgeville to Donna Lee Smart, Bridgeville

Deeds • 01/30/07, Cherry Walk Woods, LLC to Dennis P. and RoseMarie M. Lahiff, Lot No. 17, Cherry Walk Woods, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $140,000 • 01/29/07, Ralph A. II and Angela M. Zebley to Allison L. Sammons, parcel, Seaford Hundred, $139,000 • 01/19/07, Andrew and Anna L. Tallyen to Adela Jerez Sanchez and Noel Barrios, parcel, Town of Laurel, Little Creek Hundred, $185,500 • 01/31/07, Richelli Homes, LLC to Heritage Investment Properties, Inc., parcel, Town of Blades, Broad Creek Hundred, $35,000 • 01/26/07, Linda Holcomb to John and Elvira Blazek, Lot No. 8, Lands of Linda B. Holcomb, subdivision, Broad Creek Hundred, $100,000 • 01/29/07, John W. Allen to Robert J. and Miriam DeYoung, Lot

A, parcel, Seaford Hundred, $72,000 • 01/30/07, Kimberly Silesky to BBM Ventures, LLC, parcel, Broad Creek Hundred, $152,000 • 01/31/07, Ethel B. Engle and Gloria J. Thomas to Thomas Flores and Gladys Rivera, 2 parcels, Seaford Hundred, $280,000 • 01/31/07, David C. and Charlotte D. Speicher to Wayne Michael

and Carol Sue Hutchison, parcel, Nanticoke Hundred, $32,000 • 01/31/07, Jack M. and Carole Sue Lamenza to Nathan R. and Kristin G. Good, Lot No. 21, Section I, Hill-N-Dale, subdivision, Broad Creek Hundred, $215,000 • 01/26/07, Own Your Own, Inc. to Willis and Juanita Baynard, Lot No. 4, Tenth Street, Town of Laurel,

parcel, Little Creek Hundred, $169,000 • 01/29/07, Just Shrimp, Inc. to Walker, Walker, and Oursler LLC, Parcel C, Lands for Just Shrimp, Inc., Little Creek Hundred, $275,000 • 01/24/07, North State Street Properties-Governors Grant, LLC to Jonathan B. James, parcel, Town of Seaford, Seaford Hundred, $229,900

• 01/10/07, Jardevtan, Corp. to Adam F. and Therese D. Lewis, parcel, Seaford Hundred, $196,900 • 02/03/07, Jade Run Sod Farm of Delaware to Jade Run Farm, L.L.C., Tract I and II, Broad Creek Hundred, $275,000 • 01/26/07, Michael S. and Lori Covey to Hugo Paez, parcel, Little Creek Hundred, $75,000

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Quick recipes let the cook get out of the hot kitchen The dog days of summer: 1. The period between early July and early ORETTA NORR September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere; 2. A period of stagnation or inactivity. If there’s any doubt we’re in these proverbial “dog days,” just step outside. There’s nothing like a little sultry weather to create a lot of stagnation. Most of us northernhemisphere types seek relief in cooler climes with the goal of stagnating blissfully as much as is through, about 10 minutes. Transfer the practically possible. The tricky part comes chops to plates and serve. at mealtime. I can remember numerous beach vacations with my family when I Easy Chicken Fajitas was young. We’d return from a day in the Serves 4 sun and surf, shower and change, and then Total time: 30 minutes my mother would cook dinner. By the 1 teaspoon pure chili powder time the meal was on the table, she was 1 teaspoon kosher salt ready for another shower. What she need1/2 teaspoon ground cumin ed was a few ideas from Food & Wine 1/2 teaspoon onion powder magazine for really quick and easy meals 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder that kept her cool, got her out of the 1 tablespoon cornstarch kitchen in record time and still managed 1/4 cup water to pass muster with a few finicky eaters. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil These two ideas are from the maga1 whole skinless, boneless chicken breast zine’s “Most Popular” collection. Both are (about 1 pound), cut into 1/2-inch strips by James Baigrie. 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut Panko-Breaded Pork Chops into thin strips Serves 4. Japanese bread crumbs, called 1 medium onion, thinly sliced panko, are bright white, and their large 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus lime flakes result in a rough, crunchy texture. wedges for serving Look for them in large supermarkets, spe- 8 flour tortillas, warmed in the microwave cialty shops and Asian groceries. Shredded lettuce, shredded cheddar Total Time: 20 minutes cheese, salsa and sour cream, for serv1 large egg ing 1 cup Japanese bread crumbs (panko) In a resealable plastic bag, combine the 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan chili powder with the salt, cumin, onion cheese powder, garlic powder, cornstarch, water 1 teaspoon minced sage and 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the Salt and freshly ground pepper chicken, bell pepper and onion, seal and Four 3/4-inch pork chops (about 1/2 knead gently to coat. Refrigerate for 15 pound each) minutes. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil Lightly beat the egg in a shallow bowl. in a large nonstick skillet until shimmerOn a plate, toss the panko with the Parme- ing. Empty the contents of the bag into the san, sage, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 tea- skillet and cook over high heat, stirring spoon of pepper. Season the pork chops occasionally, until the vegetables are with salt and pepper. Dip the chops in the crisp-tender and the chicken is cooked egg and then press them into the seasoned through, about 6 minutes. Remove from crumbs to coat. the heat and stir in the lime juice. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the Transfer the chicken and vegetables to olive oil until shimmering. Add the chops a large bowl and serve with the warmed and fry over moderate heat, turning occatortillas, lettuce, cheese, salsa, sour cream sionally, until golden brown and cooked and lime wedges.


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Seaford 5 years ago Sub shop reopens After being closed for 10 years, Rick and Lisa Wilkerson reopen Truitt’s Sub Shop on High Street. The business was started by Lisa’s grandfather in 1960. Hearn’s Pond repaired The Hearn’s Pond dam project, already completed, came in well under budget. State funding allowed the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to replace about a 150-foot section in the nearly 400-foot dam. The repairs were made as a result of torrential rains that caused rushing water to push over the dam and as a result, the pond drained.

Nanticoke restocked More than 6,200 largemouth bass fingerlings are stocked in the Nanticoke River to supplement natural reproduction.

Seaford 10 years ago New Chief of police The City of Seaford selected retired Prince George’s County, Md. policeman to head its police department. Richard Pounsberry Jr., who has just finished a 22year stint with the Prince George’s County Police Department has been selected to replace retiring Police Chief Bob Miller. Seniors look to World Series The Senior League All-Star softball team defeated Canal

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Laurel 5 years ago Laurel Pageant A re-enactment of Laurel’s birth, growth and 200 year history is scheduled with a variety of skits and musical entertainment. Local Scholar wins award Laurel native Rachel Valentin was awarded a scholarship from the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees.

Valentin is beginning her second year as a student at Spelman College, Atlanta, Ga. She aims to earn a PhD in African American History/International Studies to be a college professor.

ers Richard and Phyllis Carmine of Laurel have worked hard to build their irrigation business and are currently the largest supplier of center-pivot systems on the east coast.

Team wins tourney The Laurel 9 and10 yearold baseball team won the District III Pat Knight championship game with a win over Lower Sussex by 10-9.

Christ U.M. plans homecoming During Heritage Homecoming Sunday, the fellowship hall will be formally named Straughn Hall in memory of James H. Straughn, a beloved former pastor who served Christ Church from 19111918.

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Letters Girls’ playing fields are in bad shape I am compelled to respond to the letter by Mr. Roy Whitaker, supervisor of buildings and grounds for the Seaford School District, in your Aug. 2-8 issue of the Seaford Star. In it, he states that “the main fields” have always received the bulk of attention. I would suggest to your readers that by “main” he means “boys’” (or young men’s, if you prefer) fields. All one needs to do is take Mr. Whitaker up on his invitation and go look at the boys’ football, baseball and soccer fields, then look at the girls’ (or young women’s) softball and field hockey fields. The differences are obvious and substantial. Shame on the Seaford School District administration. I am one of several parents of female athletes who have volunteered our time and money to help the district bring our children’s sports fields up to a standard of safety and acceptability for our girls. This volunteerism extended to all sports fields, not just the girls’ fields. Mr. Whitaker has an excellent staff and we greatly appreciate their hard work. In the world of budget shortfalls and cutbacks, we have volunteered only to augment their fine work. In the past, I understand that parents and supporters of the male athletes have done the same to help bring about needed upgrades to their fields. However, time and again, when I have called to offer my services (according to my work schedule) I have been rebuffed by Mr. Whitaker. It seems the female athlete parents do not get the same welcome as did the male athlete parents. We have tried to work with the district for at least thee years now to affect needed upgrades and have gotten nowhere. I do understand scheduling and at times

my time table would not work for the district, but just two weeks ago I called with time to volunteer, knowing the field hockey team has a preseason “play day” approaching and there was a lot of work to be done on and around the fields, and again was turned away. The field hockey fields at this point are “dead grass” and the coaching staff has voiced concerns for the safety of the female players playing on a field in this condition. Field hockey balls are hard plastic and can take nasty bounces off clumps of uneven, dead turf and hit an unsuspecting athlete or official in the head, causing serious injury. The field hockey team has a contract with the district for the use of these fields for this play day and as such, it is the district’s responsibility to get the fields up to a usable and safe condition in time for that event. Twenty-four teams will be coming to our town to take part in this event. It is sad they will see this bias in the equity of our sporting fields. Maybe it’s time for Title IX to come to the Seaford School District. Paul Bradham Seaford High School parent

Read to save our civilization

The decline of American civilization has begun. It is a long and slow slide into mediocrity and poverty and it began when Americans closed their books. Less than half of the adult American population now reads literature and the percentage of adults reading any kind of books has dropped by 7 percent in the last 10 years. (These statistics were furnished by the National Endowment for the Arts.) Reading is declining among all age and

education levels and the steepest declines are in the youngest age groups. Young adults (ages 18 to 34) are the least likely to read literature. Why is reading literature so valuable to a society? Literary reading is strongly correlated with active civic participation. While 43 percent of literary readers perform volunteer and charity work, only 17 percent of non-literary readers participate in these activities. Literary reading refines skills in comprehension, vocabulary, concentration, patience and imagination. It encourages critical analysis, discussion and the ability to summarize, all skills needed in maintaining a vital and dynamic society. A healthy and just democratic society needs the participation of its citizens in order to function. While there is no one cause in the decline of reading, there are many factors that recognizably contribute to the problem. And surely every reader of this letter already knows that electronic devices, television, computers, etc. are among the top contenders. But the underlying reason may be how little value our society now places on real education and personal growth. As Americans “dumb” down, the greatest gift and resource our nation has, its people, fades and grows dim, and with that waste, so go the hopes and dreams that once made our nation a super power. The Laurel Library, along with the Friends of the Laurel Library, is beginning to focus energy on adult education with the hopes of making it as meaningful to the community as our children’s programs have become in the last few years. At the main circulation desk patrons will find a large notebook on suggestions

of fiction titles that they may want to explore. In addition, since September is National Library Card Sign-up month, the Laurel Library is offering all adults who sign up for a new card in the month of September the opportunity to enter a drawing for a gift card from The Centre at Salisbury or from Barnes and Noble. The drawing will take place on Oct. 1 and those entering do not need to be present to win. (You must be 18 to enter this contest.) Start with one book. Just one. Like in any struggle, you don’t loose the battle until you give up. Americans cannot afford to give up on the future. Therese Trujillo


Use illegal aliens as soldiers

We need more soldiers. Many of our troops have been forced to serve far longer than expected (and then treated shabbily by the Bush administration). At the same time, we have a great influx of illegal aliens seeking work in the United States. I suggest that we solve these two problems by using one simple solution — hire the illegal aliens to become mercenary soldiers for the battles overseas. They would initially receive intensive training and be required to learn English. After serving for five years at the regular military pay rates, the illegal aliens would be granted citizenship and an appropriate bonus (e.g., $50,000). The new citizens would be more easily assimilated into American culture, a benefit to American culture, a benefit to all. Jim Waddel


September golf tournament will benefit Johnny Janosik family charities Continued from page 53

quitting something that I loved so much would leave me with regrets some day. He then suggested that I continue performing, but on my terms. With that he became my biggest supporter and helped me to develop what today I enjoy as a side job performing throughout Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, singing classic country music and rock and roll and performing a tribute Elvis Presley show. The Elvis show was his idea and I love it! Every time I sing a

song, I can’t help but feel such a deep love and appreciation for this man who helped me keep performing when I believed it impossible. Johnny Janosik is the patriarch of a family who has long been a centerpiece of charitable support throughout the area. Whether supporting the children of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware and the Laurel Youth Sports and Pop Warner programs, or The Laurel Community Foundation and its Hope House project, the Lau-

rel Volunteer Fire Department, the Laurel Good Samaritan outreach, or Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s cardiac care department, the Janosik name is a staple. There is a special Janosik Family Charitable Golf Tournament being planned for Sept. 14 and 15, to raise money for the Hope House project. Held at the new Heritage Shores Golf Course and Clubhouse in Bridgeville, this weekend of events will feature, in addition to the Saturday golf tournament, a tribute dinner honoring


“A SPECIAL THANKS” To those who’ve sent donations, cards, flowers & prayers at this difficult time, a special thank you to you all. To the Laurel Fire Company and to the Ladies Auxiliary thank you ever so much for escorting my father with such dignity, honor & style. It meant so much to our family. Thanks to the men & women of the Centenary Church for all they did for both Mom & Dad. Thanks to Doctor Vance Pruitt, there are no words to describe what this man means to the family. The late night calls, the watchful care & just plain being so much more than a physician. Without his care and guidance we never could have made it through these trying times. Good work Doc. Thanks to Holly & Ed Hannigan, people who have truly found their calling. They have helped us more than words can describe. To all who have shared this journey we are forever grateful.

The Families of Tom & Evelyn Moore

Johnny Janosik and his family for all their community support over the last half century. There will be more information about this in coming issues of the Laurel and Seaford Star. I hope there will be such a great turnout and support for this charity event; certainly because of what it will do for the Hope House project, but also because I can think of nobody more deserving of accolades than my dear friend, Johnny Janosik, and his family.


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Health Make your kids be safe By Anthony Policastro, M.D I have been doing a lot of football physicals in the office. One of the questions that I ask of that age group of boys is whether they wear a helmet when they ride their bicycles. The almost universal answer is “no”. I then ask if they plan on wearing a football helmet when they play football. They all answer yes to that question. I follow that with a question as to whether they think they are more likely to hurt their head playing football or riding a bicycle. They all answer correctly. Riding a bicycle is far more dangerous. Therefore, there is no reason to take a chance on having a head injury while riding a bicycle. At that point I turn to the parents to ask why their son does not wear a helmet when riding a bicycle. The response is usually that they cannot get him to do so. As a behavioral pediatrician, there seems to be an obvious solution to this particular issue. Head protection is important when riding a bicycle. It is also a state law to do so. At the very least this can be easily in-

If they cannot ride the bicycle safely, they are likely to not drive the car safely. fluenced during football season. If a child gets caught not using a helmet on the bicycle, he should forfeit that week’s football practice and game. If he does not know how to take care of himself on a bicycle, then he probably is not going to be careful on the football field. It will only take one or two forfeited games or practices to get the point across. In boys who are of driving age, a forfeiture of car keys for a brief period is also useful. If they cannot ride the bicycle safely, they are likely to not drive the car safely. Parents are in a position to send safety messages. They have the opportunity to provide negative reinforcement when safety procedures are not followed. When I see someone in the office, the answer should be that he does not like to wear his helmet but his parents make him do so.

Harry A Lehman III, M.D., F.A.A.P. Pediatrics 411 N. Shipley & Spruce St., Seaford, Delaware

(302) 629-5050 Dr. Lehman and his staff are proud to announce the most recent addition to the practice,

Judith Lorenz, CRNP! Judy will begin her practice with us in mid-September. She brings with her years of experience treating infants and children with special interest in Asthma and ADHD. We look forward to her assistance with managing the established patients as well as newborn infants this fall. Member of: The American Academy of Pediatrics, The Medical Society of Delaware, & The American Medical Assoc.

Three birds test positive for West Nile Three dead wild birds collected by the Delaware Mosquito Control Section in northern New Castle and western Kent counties have tested positive for West Nile virus following analyses by the Delaware Public Health Laboratory, as reported by the Lab on July 18. West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne disease capable of sickening or even killing people and horses. The three virus-positive birds were found in or near the following areas: a crow from the Tally Hill area of Wilmington on June 27, a cardinal from the Marydel area on July 1, and a robin from the Claymont area on July 3. To date this year, no other instances of West Nile virus have been reported in Delaware. Neither are there any signs yet in Delaware during 2007 of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus, another mosquito-borne disease that also affects humans and horses. However, according to Mosquito Control Administrator William Meredith, Ph.D., peak activity in the mid-Atlantic region for both West Nile virus and EEE typically happens from about the second week in August through the second week in October. Meredith noted that the first evidence of West Nile virus in Delaware last year did not surface until Aug. 7 and that the detection of West Nile this year as early as June 27 might not portend well for what could be in store for 2007. West Nile virus has been present every year in varying degrees in Delaware since 2001. While this finding in the three dead wild birds is not cause for alarm, it serves as a good reminder for people to take common-sense precautions against mosquito bites, noted Meredith. This includes wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors in mosquito-prone areas, applying insect repellent containing 10-30 percent DEET in accordance with all label instructions, and avoiding mosquito-infested areas or times of peak mosquito activity around dusk, dawn or throughout the evening. For more information about mosquito biology/ecology and mosquito control, contact the Mosquito Control Section (Dover office) at 302-739-9917. For more information about West Nile virus in humans and related medical issues, contact the Division of Public Health at 1-888-295-5156. For more information about West Nile virus in horses and equine vaccines, contact the Department of Agriculture's Poultry and Animal Health Section at 302-698-4500 or (800) 282-8685 (Delaware only).

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Health Briefs Nanticoke plans golf tournament

The 21st annual Nanticoke Health Services Golf Tournament is Friday, Sept. 7 at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The tournament, which is a scramble format, begins at Noon with a shotgun start. The day consists of practice, lunch, 18holes of golf, dinner and door prizes. With the help of individuals and corporate sponsors, the tournament's goal is to raise over $35,000 for Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Proceeds will be used for the hospital's charity endowment prescription fund, a special indigent fund for patients in need of assistance with prescription costs.

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screening

Residents living in and around Seaford can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or a serious bone fracture. Life Line Screening will be at Woodland United Methodist Church on Aug. 30. The site is located at 5099 Woodland Church Road, Seaford. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m. A stroke, also known as a "brain attack," is ranked as the third leading killer in the world, and the leading cause of nursing home admissions. Stroke often occurs without warning. The good news is that painless screening can help identify problems that can lead to stroke before it is too late.

Screenings are fast, painless and low cost. They test for blocked carotid arteries, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs. Bone density screening is also offered to assess the risk of osteoporosis. These screenings are important because of the silent and often debilitating nature of the conditions. The majority of strokes are caused by plaque build up in the carotid arteries. The abdominal aorta is the largest artery in the body, and a weakness in the walls of the artery can cause a ballooning called an aneurysm, which can rupture. A ruptured aneurysm is generally fatal. Peripheral arterial disease or PAD is also known as "hardening of the arteries." Sufferers have a 4-6 fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Risk is evaluated through a measurement called the "Ankle-Brachial Index," which is obtained by reading the systolic pressure in the ankle and arm. All four screenings take less than an hour to complete. The cost for a Wellness Package of all four screenings including free osteoporosis screening is $129. Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the nation's leading provider of vascular screenings. More than 85 ultrasound teams are on staff to travel to local communities, bringing the screenings to residents. These non-invasive, inexpensive and

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CNA of the Year

To recognize the importance of Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) as invaluable members of the health care team, nominations are being accepted at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, for the annual CNA of the Year award. The award will be presented at the 11th annual CNA Recognition Day held on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Owens Campus in Georgetown. The honoree will be chosen from nominations submitted by family

members, friends, employers, and patients based on the CNA's dedication to providing care, comfort, and commitment to his/her patients. Nomination forms must be completed and returned to the college no later than Sept. 15. CNA Recognition Day is an annual event held at the Owens Campus and is co-sponsored by the college along with local hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home health agencies. It provides an occasion for CNAs to improve their professional skills, develop their professional identity, and increase their sense of pride and self-esteem. The event includes workshops, exhibits, door prizes, and networking opportunities as it brings together CNAs from Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. For more information about the award, the event, or to receive a nomination form, call 302-856-5400, ext. 3190.

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FAMOUS OYSTER SANDWICHES - Enjoying oyster sandwiches at the Sharptown Carnival recently are (left) Frank Caudill and Charlotte ‘Griff’ Conley and (right) Beverly Bell and Wayne Gray. The secret of the sandwiches maybe is in the cooking (below). Pat Adams, left, has been cooking at the carnival for five years and Elaine Ross, center, for 56 years. Photos by Pat Murphy

ROMANTIC RIDE - Brandi Hastings, a Seaford High School senior, enjoys the company of James Kessler on the Sharptown Carnival Ferris wheel. Lester Huss is the driver. The ride dates back to 1917. Photo by Pat Murphy

BINGO! Sisters Judy Evans and Diane Patchett of Laurel enjoy a little carnival bingo on a warm Monday evening. Photo by Pat Murphy

AT THE AUCTION - Mark Collins of DMC Farms and a former member of the board of directors at the Laurel Auction Market enjoys his morning coffee at the “block” before the start of another day recently. Photo by Pat Murphy

GRAND CHAMP - John E. McGee III of Laurel, left, poses behind his Supreme Champion Boar at the Delaware State Fair 2007. Next to McGee is Judge Jim Gibson, Iowa. McGee has earned several awards, including some at the Pennsylvania State Fair in Harrisburg, Pa.

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Kitchens, bathrooms Doing the Towns Together have changed with times LAUREL AND DELMAR SOCIALS SARAH MARIE TRIVITS • 875-3672

Most people seem to really enjoy reading about, talking about, or thinking about those things that were important in the past. For this group of people, it doesn’t matter that many of them were not even born at the time the event or situation developed. This group just enjoys learning about life in days gone by. VIRGINIA ‘MIKE’ BARTON For those of us who were a part of that time period, taking time to reminisce usureturning veterans and their young famially brings back great memories. lies. We always had indoor plumbing at our To have a basic shower as part of the house. Not everyone can make that statebathroom was definitely a luxury for the ment. But, we never knew what a pump returning young servicemen and their was. One just turned on the spigot, or young families. Those bathrooms included faucet, and water was there. It was a way in the new homes built during the 1940s of life. were considered luxurious by the homeWhat was not a way of life was that as owners. Families of four, five, six and seva young kid I can easily remember when en members used the one bathroom and hot water was a luxury item. were delighted to bathe and shower, each In our kitchen there was an ugly conpatiently waiting their turn. traption called a line heater. My mother In today’s world the single bathroom is would have to light the stove (a gas contraption) and wait for the water to heat be- not even considered when plans are drawn fore we could get a bath, have hot water in for a new home to be constructed. Seems each member of the family must the sink or for her to do the wash. Getting to be the one who had first dibs have their own bathroom. The more upscale the home, the more luxurious the on the really hot water was quite a chalbathroom. There are garden tubs, oval lenge. Of course, my dad always had first dibs when he came home from his railroad tubs, tubs with Jacuzzis and whirlpool action that definitely soothes the tired musjob. He would fill the upstairs bathtub cles. Had my dad had this luxury he with piping hot water, and then enjoy the would have thought he had died and gone luxury of just sitting in the hot, soapy wato Heaven. ter and soaking his work-weary body. Hot water is no longer considered a Later on, my parents were financially able to buy their own home (as opposed to luxury item. It is just an expected feature, renting). In the basement of this home was just as the bath for each family member. a heater attached to the basement coal fur- No longer must one wait their turn to rush in and get a bath. nace (this later was converted to oil). The We have all of these modern convenwater heater always provided plenty of reiences, yet we live at such a fast pace that ally hot water and this was definitely a many dash into their private bathroom, get step up the ladder of luxury. a three-minute showShowers were er, then dash out the practically unheard Showers were practically undoor. All of the necof in those days. The essary items such as average home did not special body soaps, heard of in those days. The averhave a shower. In oils, sponges, canfact, if you wanted a dles that illuminate shower you purage home did not have a shower. the room and make chased a rubber hose for a romantic setattachment that atting, special cloths tached to the spigot. In fact, if you wanted a shower and towels, body loYou held the hose in tions, are forgotten. one hand, rubbed A quick shower is you purchased a rubber hose atyour body over with for many the norm. soap with the other Soaps are somehand, then rinsed off tachment that attached to the thing else that has with the hand-held changed considershower. ably. Now we have It wasn’t until afspigot. soaps for dry skin, ter World War II that oily skin, tender showers became a skin, tough skin, soaps for babies, the prepart of the tub unit in the average home. schooler, teenager, the list is endless. My Young veterans of that war came home, mother used Cashmere Bouquet or Camay, married their childhood sweethearts and the rest of us used Ivory — probably bebought small ranch-type homes that were cause it was “99 percent pure.” But, more built by the thousands. It was at this time importantly, the price was right. that the total bathroom package of a new Times change, that is for sure. But, home changed. It was also at this time that tract housing became popular, with the ba- even though most of us really are happy with the improvements we have witsic unit being a living room, kitchen, two or three bedrooms, a bathroom with show- nessed, we like to think once again about what was and are happy to be a part of er, and sometimes even a garage. those bygone days. Row upon row of those houses would be built in complexes to accommodate the

Moments With Mike

Robert and Mary Bryan hosted a family reunion at their home on July 21. More than 140 family members enjoyed a beautiful, cloudless day with great food, ambiance and entertainment with music by disc jockey Wade Bryan and out-of-town guests from West Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey. Another reunion was celebrated by the Sellers family on the weekend of July 2022 in Laurel. The first event on Friday was a trip to Rehoboth, a first for some who had never been to a beach or viewed the ocean and there was pizza at Grotto in that resort town. On Saturday, 61 of them caravaned to Trap Pond for entertainment and feasting. Then during the afternoon there was a surprise party for Vernon Sellers to honor him on his 90th birthday. The grand finale was held Sunday with a going-away luncheon at the home of Golda and Harry Williamson at which time all of the aunts, uncles and cousins made big plans for next year. This summer’s event saw families from 10 states attending Pete and Rosalie Overbaugh and Keith and Ann Jones of Delmar returned recently from a vacation in Atlantic City and reported having the time of their lives. Michael Truitt, a former Delmar High student, recently received his G.E.D. and left Sunday, Aug. 5, for Ft. Benning, Ga., for basic training in the U.S. Army. His wife, Dawn, and other family members got together at the Golden Corral in Salisbury before his departure. Charlene and son, Steven Meade, recently joined 18 other church members on a mission trip to Belize. They camped in a remote village in that area and in doing their mission duties they visited two orphanages, four youth hostels, four inner city block parties and traveled door-todoor dispersing articles of clothing, Bibles and messages of faith. They have returned to Laurel and hope to visit another vicinity next year. Recently Todd Slatcher, Christie and children from California visited Todd’s mother, Golda Williamson, in Laurel. They

then were guests of Todd’s father, Harold Slatcher, in Rehoboth. The children, Samantha and Tyler, remained for 10 days, dividing their time with both grandparents, before flying back (their first flying experience without adults) to the west coast. Richard and Juanita Stone have returned from West Virginia where they visited and remained awhile with Dick’s brother Jack after his recent successful surgery in Charleston, W.Va. While traveling they also visited Juanita’s sister, Dormal Jackson, in Covington, Va., and other relatives in Bluefield and Lebanon, Va. It was with sadness and disbelief that I read Sunday of the passing of Karen Hitch. I’ve known Karen as an acquaintance for a long time and for the past three years as a “phone buddy” when we discussed the Lunch Bunch and she would bring me up-to-date on the monthly events for our column here. I express my sincere and deepest sympathy to her family, friends and Red Hat ladies to whom she was so committed — she was their “Queen Karen.” We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Eleanor Elizabeth O’Day, Lorine Strick, Albert Krewatch, Thomas C. Moore, Katharine G. Brady, Karen Hitch and Katherine Kelley. We continue with prayers for our service men and women wherever they may be, and prayers for those who are ill in our towns: Philip Lowe, Donald Layton Sr., Derrick Henry, Mary Farrelly, Marie Adams, Jean Henry, Linda Absher, Martha Windsor, Hattie Puckham, Richard Cordrey, Steve Trivits and Terry Layton. Happy birthday wishes to those celebrating this month: Wilmer Harmon on Aug. 10; Robert Bennett and Janet Holloway, Aug. 11; William Cummings, Doris Burton and Dorothy Murphy, Aug. 12; Emma Jean Logan, Catherine Davis and Norman Sullivan, Aug. 13; Helen Turner, Aug. 14; and Pat Yates, Aug. 17. “The mere sense of living is joy enough.” See you in the Stars.

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This week I need to say a few words about Frank Calio and his RYANT ICHARDSON column. Some who know my political Maybe we need to viewpoints understand that Calio’s look at the pictures perspective is far different from mine. from 9-11 again to reSome of what Calio writes bothmind ourselves why ers me. Naturally, I think I’m right we prefer to take the and he’s wrong. But one thing I’ll say for Calio, battle to the enemy I know he’s an honorable and caring person. I respect him for all fied Republicans and 75% of small-busithat he’s accomplished. ness owners favor raising the minimum I especially like when Calio writes about his father and what a good and com- wage by more than $2. While I agree with the majority on this one, I am amused passionate man he was. I can relate to somewhat by how his comments are those comments, because my father, too, phrased: “even” the GOP and business was a man who was hard working and reowners can make good decisions. spectful of others. • A CNN/Opinion Research CorporaIf those who are writing letters in response to his column think they are worry- tion found that only 25% want to see Roe ing Calio, read this week’s column on vs. Wade overturned. page 52 and put that thought to rest. This one troubles me deeply. I chalAlso, this week Calio mentions a 20lenge anyone to look at the photos of an year study from Delaware Watch. I hope aborted preborn and then tell me that Roe Calio doesn’t mind me commenting on a vs. Wade has been good for America. In couple of the observations. fact, even Roe is against Roe vs. Wade. The first is that the government should • And the result that Calio likes best is guarantee food and housing. The report that 67% of Americans favor “diplomatic says that the proportion of Americans who and economic efforts over military efforts” believe government should guarantee in fighting terrorism. every citizen food and a place to sleep is I don’t know why this figure isn’t 69 percent. While I would not like to see 100% myself. I’m sure our military leaders one person, especially a child, go hungry or be without a home, the government can- would like the war to go away. Maybe we need to look at the pictures not accomplish this task. from 9-11 again to remind ourselves why • The minimum wage should be raised we prefer to take the battle to the enemy by more than $2 Frank says that even 69% of self-identi- rather than have it played out in our cities.


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By Richard D. Livingston The Toyota Motor Corporation announced that they have developed a plug-in hybrid vehicle, that it is certified for use on public roads in Japan, and that they will place eight units in public road tests to establish performance data in real-world conditions. Also later this year, they will send two units to California for evaluation at University of California, Irvine and at University of California, Berkeley. One recognizes that Toyota is a very successful automobile manufacturing organization. They must think that they will profit from this development. They have chosen to get into the PHEV business with a vehicle that can be marketed promptly with virtually no additional development. They start with their wildly successful PRIUS hybrid and they add a second battery pack (which is a duplicate of their thoroughly proven nickel metal hydride battery pack used in the original PRIUS). Also they add a device and a cable to take household current and recharge the battery packs overnight. Otherwise the gasoline engine, transmission and electric motors remain the same as the original PRIUS. Toyota expects to get eight miles of all-electric driving before the gasoline engine cuts in. Toyota lists the maximum vehicle speed at 62.1 mph, but we know from the newspapers that the same drive train has reached 100 mph. The new vehicle will weigh 109 pounds more than the PRIUS and possibly stand 1/2 inch higher. Otherwise they are twins. No doubt prospective buyers will raise their eyebrows at the specification of only 8 miles of all-electric driving range. Let's turn to our record of daily driving performance over a month provided previously by 43 volunteers. If this group were provided with Toyota's PHEVs and followed their same daily driving performance, we can calculate what they might expect in the way of gasoline consumption. Individual performance was quite variable. I divided volunteers into four groups based on their average daily mileage. The first group drove an average of

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Guest Column 11.6 miles per day (6.1 to 15.9). They would average 126 miles per gallon (346 TO 96). The second group drove an average of 20.7 miles per day (16 to 26.4). They would average 81 miles per gallon (99 to 71). The third group drove an average of 37.6 miles per day (26.5 to 52.3). They would average 64.2 miles per gallon (70 to 59). The fourth group drove an average of 77 miles per day (53 to 108.1). They would average 56.2 miles per gallon (58 TO 54). The first two groups would find substantial gasoline savings with the purchase of a Toyota PHEV, even if limited to an all-electric range of eight miles. The last two groups would have little gas savings benefit over the original PRIUS assuming that they recharged only once per day. It may be practical in those cases to recharge (even multiple times) during the day and avoid the use of gasoline entirely. One would lose the benefit of low night-time electric rates, but still realize substantial savings over the cost of gasoline. On the other hand, it may be inconvenient in many cases to assign 3-4 daylight hours to a complete recharge. Toyota has avoided most of the PHEV development headaches by stealing the well proven PRIUS whole hog, doubling the existing well demonstrated battery pack, adding a converter to recharge the battery pack at night from house current and modifying the electronics to accommodate the 2nd battery pack. Note that Toyota can replace the present Ni metal hydride battery packs with the new Li-ion batteries when they feel it appropriate and at least double the allelectric range without changing battery space or weight. I expect that this move by Toyota will put them years ahead of competition in the race to commercialize plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

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Total for the week . . . . . . . . . . 0.16” Total for the month . . . . . . . . . . 0.15” Normal for the month . . . . . . . . 0.98” Total for the year . . . . . . . . . . 19.25”

Smyrna 89/73 Dover 89/74

Sharptown, MD Shown is Thursday’s weather. High Low Temperatures are Thursday’s highs Day and Thursday night’s lows. Thurs. 2:42 a 9:22 a Fri. 3:47 a 10:20 a Sat. 4:44 a 11:12 a Sun. 5:33 a 11:58 a Mon. 6:17 a 12:39 p Tues. 6:57 a 12:45 a Wed. 7:34 a 1:28 a

Apogee and Perigee

Date August 18 August 30 September 15 September 27

Time 11:29 p.m. 8:14 p.m. 5:07 p.m. 9:54 p.m.

Apogee Perigee Apogee Perigee

Date October 13 October 25 November 9 November 23

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Rise .6:11 a.m. .6:12 a.m. .6:12 a.m. .6:13 a.m. .6:14 a.m. .6:15 a.m. .6:16 a.m.

New Aug 12

Milford 89/73 Greenwood 90/72

Lewes 87/72

Bridgeville 91/71

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Set .8:05 p.m. .8:04 p.m. .8:02 p.m. .8:01 p.m. .8:00 p.m. .7:59 p.m. .7:57 p.m.

First Aug 20

Moon Thursday . Friday . . . . Saturday . . Sunday . . . Monday . . Tuesday . . Wednesday

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Rise .2:13 a.m. .3:19 a.m. .4:29 a.m. .5:39 a.m. .6:46 a.m. .7:50 a.m. .8:52 a.m.

Full Aug 28

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Set .6:10 p.m. .6:56 p.m. .7:33 p.m. .8:04 p.m. .8:29 p.m. .8:52 p.m. .9:13 p.m.

Day Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed.

Harrington 90/73

Time 5:54 a.m. 6:52 a.m. 7:33 a.m. 7:13 p.m.

Sun and Moon Sun Thursday . Friday . . . . Saturday . . Sunday . . . Monday . . Tuesday . . Wednesday

High 3:12 p 4:15 p 5:09 p 5:56 p 6:39 p 7:19 p 7:57 p

Low 9:12 p 10:13 p 11:08 p 11:58 p —1:17 p 1:52 p

High 2:34 p 3:37 p 4:31 p 5:18 p 6:01 p 6:41 p 7:19 p

Low 8:34 p 9:35 p 10:30 p 11:20 p —12:39 p 1:14 p

Vienna, MD

The moon, and its relative distance to the Earth, affects tides on a monthly basis. When the moon is farthest from the Earth (apogee), tides of decreased range or currents of decreased speed occur. When the moon is closest to the Earth (perigee), the occurrence of increased range or currents of speed is more prevalent.

Apogee Perigee Apogee Perigee

Day High Low High Low Thurs. 11:53 a 6:29 a —- 6:19 p Fri. 12:28 a 7:27 a 12:56 p 7:20 p Sat. 1:25 a 8:19 a 1:50 p 8:15 p Sun. 2:14 a 9:05 a 2:37 p 9:05 p Mon. 2:58 a 9:46 a 3:20 p 9:52 p Tues. 3:38 a 10:24 a 4:00 p 10:35 p Wed. 4:15 a 10:59 a 4:38 p 11:17 p

SEAFORD 91/71 Blades 91/71

Georgetown 91/72

Millsboro 91/72

Bethany Beach 86/72 Fenwick Island 88/73

Last Sep 3

The Car Store Laurel

Low 8:44 a 9:42 a 10:34 a 11:20 a 12:01 p 12:07 a 12:50 a

Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach 86/72

Concord 91/71 Laurel 91/71 Delmar 92/71

High 2:04 a 3:09 a 4:06 a 4:55 a 5:39 a 6:19 a 6:56 a

Day High Low High Thurs. 5:09 a 11:06 a 5:54 p Fri. 6:08 a 12:27 a 6:49 p Sat. 7:02 a 1:19 a 7:38 p Sun. 7:51 a 2:03 a 8:23 p Mon. 8:36 a 2:43 a 9:05 p Tues. 9:19 a 3:19 a 9:44 p Wed. 10:01 a 3:55 a 10:22 p

Low —12:06 p 1:01 p 1:51 p 2:37 p 3:20 p 4:03 p

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Aug ust Tent Sale!

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Over 2,900 sq. ft. in this 3BR, 2BA home in Bridgeville’s Historic District. Features formal LR & DR, gas FP, modern kitchen, 2nd floor family room and large master suite w/hot tub. Outside you’ll find a large deck and a swimming pool, 1-car detached MLS #539120 garage and storage shed.

This 3BR Ranch offers 1248 sq. ft. of living space. It features 2 full BAs, 2 half BAs, Kit/DR combo and LR. It is situated on a .8 acre lot in Ellendale, DE. Priced at MLS #551141

Well-maintained Professional building located near the hospital currently used as a medical office. 3 halfbaths, 5 exam rooms, 2 offices, recep. office, waiting room, kitchenette & 2nd floor efficiency apartment w/ 2 rooms, full bath & storage. Excluded are all medical MLS #535924 equipment & furnishings.

with 112,000 bird capacity in 4 houses (computerized, tunnel ventilation, 3 w/foggers and 1 w/pad. Includes 4BR ranch home and garage w/ workshop. It is on 14.29 acres of land. Call for more details. MLS #547044

In the tree-lined streets of Martin Farms, this beautiful home is available for the person who likes character. Near a country club and golf course with in-town sidewalks available for your daily walk. Home offers 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths with a fenced rear yard. A wood burning fireplace and beautiful entry are just a Call for more few more features. information on MLS #548056

Great house in a great location. Dressed to sell and priced right, this 3BR, 1BA home features a finished basement, rear deck and garage. Also, LR w/FP, formal DR, Kit w/breakfast nook add to the charm. MLS #550853

Beautiful 3BR. 2BA completely remodeled home with wood floors and wraparound porch. Situated on 2 individual tracts; dwelling on tract 1 (corner of King St) & adjoining unimproved lot (tract 2) fronting on King St has town water & sewer hookups in place. Concrete floored shed. MLS #542086

Lovely 3BR, 2BA home w/custom window treatments, kitchen island, great room, large closets, finished MLS #544834 garage interior and much more!

4BR, 2BA Brick Ranch on spacious in-town lot. Finished 2nd floor offers Master BR and BA with MLS #548694 abundant storage.

Recommended highly is this 3BR, 1.5 BA home in Seaford, DE. Improvements include new carpet & hot water heater in May ‘07. Electric service, drywall, replacement windows, heating system, siding, driveway & remodeled BA & Kit all done within past MLS #548766 10 years.

Upgrade this existing 3BR Skyline on a permanent foundation or replace it with another singlewide or double wide. Beautiful wooded lot and concrete MLS #549236 block outbuilding.

This 3BR, 1.5BA Ranch features a Mother-In-law suite that consists of a DR/LR, Kit and BA. The other features of the home include a screened porch, inground pool and plenty of parking. All for only . MLS #550885

14.8 rural acreage w/pond, meadow grasses & Leland Cypress Trees. MLS #543871

Enjoy the custom home features in this 3BR, 2BA ranch. They include a “Great” Room, nine ft. ceilings, conditioned crawl space, vinyl porch railings and more. MLS #551175

Lovely home on Chipman’s Pond Rd., Laurel 3BR, 1.5BA, large FR, 3 season porch, great deck and garden, garage & shop, carport and shed. Country MLS #549221 location

Well-maintained, one-owner home with 3BR, 1.5BA, 2 car attached garage, family room with fireplace, new kitchen with Corean countertop, custom cabinets, new deck, walk-in closet, shed and front & back . MLS #548384 irrigation. Priced to sell at

This home is in good condition and is situated in a Cul-De-Sac. The 3BR, 2BA Ranch has been updated with a new heating system & roof installed approx. 2-3 years ago. It features an attractive Sunroom (FR) off the dining MLS #548535 area.

Word gets around that this beautiful 3BR, 2.5BA Rancher is for sale in Briarhook, Seaford. Fireplace in the 15x21’ FR, formal DR, laundry rm plus lg. heated sunroom attached to a 24x24’ deck w/pergola. MLS #550188

Room-to-Roam. Everything you want nestled in a 5-acre wooded lot. Spacious 3BR, 2BA doublewide that can be converted to a “Class C.” You can even select your own new carpet. MLS #549564

“Move Right In!” This immaculate and maintenancefree home is just waiting for a new owner. The home features 3BR, 2BA and central air. Located on a nicely landscaped lot in Shady Ridge. MLS #549444

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